Game Thread

Pirates at Reds (April 14, 2014)

Pitts-burgh!  Pitts-burgh!  Pitts-burgh!  Think the Reds fans can rally together and rattle the Pirates players tonight like the Pittsburgh faithful did to Cueto in last season’s playoff game?  I would love to see it.

Homer Bailey has been good against Pittsburgh over the past few seasons, including his first no-hitter back in 2012 in Pittsburgh.  Of course he did lose his last 2 starts against the Buccos a year ago.  The Reds need him to be good again tonight so the Reds can string together their first 2-game winning streak of the season.

Reds Lineup:
1. Hamilton CF
2. Votto 1B
3. Phillips 2B
4. Frazier 3B
5. Bruce RF
6. Ludwick LF
7. Mesoraco C
8. Cozart SS
9. Bailey P

441 thoughts on “Pirates at Reds (April 14, 2014)

  1. What in the world is going on? Get this stiff out of here. Hoover should not be pitching – 3 pitches – 2 HR – double pathetic.

    • Bullpen is pretty ugly. Aside from LeCure and Parra, who do you really trust? They can’t throw 4 innings and do it every day.

  2. here is a weird stat to go with this weird game. It’s very early in the season so batting stats have not regressed. For example, there are still a handful of hitters hitting over .400. Did you know that there are 11 regular position players hitting worse than Hamilton? Cozart is the obvious one. But how bout Hamilton producing more at the plate than Prince Fielder, Allen Craig and Mike Moustakas??

  3. @EricNYC do you still want to tell me how good Hoover is? He’s a home run machine.

  4. Man, Hoover is not looking good this season. Also, can’t have starters go 5 innings. Bullpen is too hurt/not good enough to go 4 innings, it seems.

  5. Even the pour rain could not awake up Reds sick sick bullpen management!

    • or gasoline Charlotte. Hoover seems like he left his pitching repertoire in years gone by. And Bailey may just have some company on his trip to Louisville after all.

      • Kerosine is actually more flammable than gasoline. By a lot.

        • Charlotte, have always counted on you for a heightened perspective – now let’s all sing Happy Birthday to Peter Edward Rose.

  6. You’ve gotta be kidding me Reds… Hoover. Jeeze. What happened to him? He’s was really good last year!

  7. Well, we don’t have to have the discussion of an undeserved win for Homer. At least we have that.

  8. Gotta agree with the cowboy here.. pitch inside because right now everyone on both teams is leaning out over the dish and mashing the baseball.

    • Indeed. Of course, had he gotten injured, it would have raised a whole host of questions as to why the game was still being played. I don’t think anyone would’ve blamed him for not even attempting to go after it.

  9. Meso!!!!!!! This is a CRAZY game. SportsCenter tonight for all the wrong reasons.

    • The strange thing is that almost all HRs have been no doubters.

    • Yup, mez keeps this up and we will be talking about him for a long, long time.

  10. Now please put in our best relievers Price. This game needs settled down in a hurry because we can’t keep this seesaw up.

  11. I think zack Cozart would be a better dancer than playing baseball

  12. This might be the most bizarre baseball game I’ve ever seen.

  13. Now that the score’s tied again, let’s hope the Reds send out a pitcher that can at least have a credible appearance. I assume Pirates fans are just as upset with their team’s pitching performance tonight as Reds fans are with the disastrous work turned in by Homer Bailey and J.J. Hoover.

  14. Pirates have a HR friendly part of the order coming up…let’s try to keep it in the ballpark bullpen.

  15. And there’s No. 10! At this point, it’s almost surprising when a ball doesn’t leave the park. Mesoraco ties it with a solo blast

    • The real positive is that Mesoraco is really showing up so far this season. This guy could turn out to be the player the Reds and their fans have been hoping for all along.

  16. HIt the first Pirate next inning, just so it’s not a home run?

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