After managing just 2 hits yesterday, and having already lost the first two games of the series to the Braves, I don’t think I can muster up anything witty for today’s game.  It is pretty depressing living in so-called “Braves Country” and having to endure all of these Braves fans knowing the Reds have already lost the series.

Let’s hope Johnny Cueto can continue his awesome run of pitching and at least salvage today’s finale game in Atlanta!  I’ll be coaching my son’s baseball team in a tournament today so I will only be pulling for the Reds in spirit today!  Go Reds!

Lineup:

1. Billy Hamilton (S) CF
2. Joey Votto (L) 1B
3. Brandon Phillips (R) 2B
4. Jay Bruce (L) RF
5. Todd Frazier (R) 3B
6. Ryan Ludwick (R) LF
7. Brayan Pena (S) C
8. Zack Cozart (R) SS
9. Johnny Cueto (R) P

A simple Reds fan from a simple town. I have been a Reds fan all my life. The 1990 team was crowned Champions during my prime youth years and I grew up idolizing Chris Sabo all the way down to the flat top hair style and the #17. I have passed that love of the Reds down to my three boys who love the game and the Reds just as much as I do! Follow me on twitter @CoachWilson17

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  1. Cueto gave Uggla one pitch to hit in that AB, it was the first pitch. After that, Cueto painted the corners.

  2. Johnny C would have taken the contract offer that Homer received and ultimately signed before this season – Reds blinked first and will quite possibly regret it for years to come.

  3. Jay Bruce back in a bad place again.

  4. Teheran hangs a breaking ball and what do the Reds do? yep, you guessed it. Swing and a miss!

  5. And Teheran hangs another breaking ball and same result.

  6. Will the toddfather please park one.?

  7. I love how Thom and Chris….do NOT even bother to call out BP on his lack of ustle or Ernie Lombardi like speed…. but Hey…He takes Selfies with Reds fans! That’s cool!

    Meanwhile… Terrible Joey Votto still only has 9 RBI’s this year… let us talk about that again.

  8. Cueto’s mental make-up is far superior. He has so much confidence in his stuff that he just goes to it when he needs it (2 of Johnny’s pitches hitting 95 last inning). Let’s hope he keeps rolling and the Reds find a way to get a run for him. He would definitely know what to do with a 3-0 or 4-0 lead, that’s for sure.

  9. Everyone that is wanting the Reds to trade for DIDI –
    Gregorius has slumped recently at Triple-A Reno, hitting .205/.273/.359 over his last 10 games to drop his season line to .284/.359/.469 with a pair of homers and 10 RBI through 21 games.

    • Good time to get him – remember you sell high – buy low (he knows about the Reds struggles at SS and is downplaying his value to get traded back and become the Red’s starting SS). by the way, that’s a tic

    • Still better than Cozart….. Incredible but true.

  10. nice inning, Johnny, nice and quick

  11. do you ph?

  12. Time for Pena’s first dinger.

  13. Not to beat a dead horse here, but but guys like BP are senior players and set a tone. What kind of tone has BP set so far this season? He used to be one of my favorite reds players. 🙁

  14. Wow. He walked Cozart. A nearly impossible feat.

  15. There must have been the take sign from the coaches. All the way.

  16. seriously, bunt with one out already? Price is no rocket scientist. Seems like Dusty 2.0 so far this year.

    • pretty obvious sac right there

      • obvious? Really. Only if you insist on Cueto pitching a complete game. You set up a runner in scoring position for the second worst hitter on the team. I would give a pinch hitter a shot every time.

    • …Price was ejected from the game. Someone else would be making those calls, no?

  17. I hope Cozart can remember what to do when he is on the bases.

  18. Honestly, is it Braves pitching is just this good (great)?

    • Charlotte, if I recollect correctly, came into series with a team ERA of 2.10. That my friend is incredible.

  19. Jason Heyward’s slugging percentage is worse than Billy Hamilton’s.

  20. Looks like Cueto’s not going to be able to go the full 9 this time. What a slacker.

  21. How many pitches will they let JC go?

  22. 10 Ks for Cueto

  23. Pizza for Atlanta!…. oh, it doesn’t work that way?

  24. please get this guy some runs!! great game, Johnny!!!!

  25. Come on and get this man at least a run !!!! Fine effort Johnny!

  26. Good thing they have an option for next year on Cueto. More time to figure out what Latos or where he is at…along with what the new cable contract will be.

  27. Cueto is pumped

  28. Bob Castellini on his feet cheering for JC.

  29. Time for Votto to go yard now.

  30. I think Cueto is making a serious case for NL Player of the Month though. 5 GS, 40 IP, 19 H, 5 ER, 13 BB, 42 K.

    That’s absurdly strong.

  31. This dude has quite the giddy up in his motion….funny to watch.

  32. Is that Bambi out there on the mound?

  33. I wonder if Walden worked as a stunt double for Sandra Bullock in Gravity: what a messed up delivery.

  34. Votto looks almost as lost as Cozart at he plate lately.

  35. do our hitters have a plan? A strategy? Sure doesn’t seem like it. Glad to see the new hitting coach is working wonders…

  36. Carlos Gomez breaks up Cubbies no-no

  37. Another quality grind out AB by Phillips.

  38. Jay struggling mightily

  39. I just don’t see the Redlegs scoring today … Here’s hoping I’m wrong.

  40. Keep Cueto in for the 9th – at least for the first hitter, please.

  41. LEAPIN’ LIZARDS. That was quick.

  42. Cubs doing the Reds a favor today – now Reds take advantage of it.

  43. I’m gonna compliment Cozart; at least his hitting funk hasn’t effected his defense.

  44. Tired if this Simmons dude

  45. nice job, LeSam!!

  46. Free baseball! Of course, it is all free if you aren’t at the game.

  47. awful swing, ugly

  48. So that’s what a hit looks like.

  49. I kind of miss the days when we could just bring in Billy Hamilton to run.

  50. Cozart 2 run HR here.

  51. When’s the last time Ludwick had 4 throw overs while he was at 1st base? Or has he ever had it? Dude’s slow. Real slow.

  52. Dang Cozart, why you making me look bad? I called a 2 run HR, not a 0 run single. I guess I will settle for it though.

  53. Why not counter with Heisey?

  54. Leake pinch running for Ludwick. There is something we would not have seen last season.

    • Dusty would have put Mesoraco in to pinch run.

      • yeah the Reds are doing really great without him. guess the reds will be watching the playoffs on tv this year

  55. Bernadina has been a major disappointment. He was so good in the spring and has just done nothing so far this season.

  56. mlb.com shows lefty vs lefty, why was heisey not in that spot?

  57. Oh, no, it’s JJ time! Hide the women and children!

  58. Gattis career pinch hitting – .538?

  59. Hoovertime…

  60. Of course they have to start that stupid chop.

  61. an out waiting to happen, bad break

  62. Get Hoover out now!!!

  63. By the way, the Braves stole the chop from Florida State. Not original, Braves.

  64. If Hoover didn’t have bad luck, he’d have no luck at all. He actually looked pretty good there.

    • Hoover seems to be finding his breaking pitch – too bad he couldn’t field that come backer – or completely miss it so SS could field it – just plain sick.

  65. need 2013 manny here

  66. Parra v. Freeman…scares me to death. Freeman has owned lefties this year.

  67. And swept.

  68. Who didn’t see that coming?

  69. That’s right reds – find another way to lose – Disgusting !!!!

  70. I got an idea guys, let keep putting in Parra.. surely putting him in important situations time and time again is a great way to make him stop struggling.

  71. another punch in the gut

  72. That hurt

  73. why not marshall?

  74. Broomed out of Atlanta – another freaking one run loss – another wasted fine effort by Cueto, another implosion by bullpen -hopefully some help coming soon

  75. Nice when you first baseman goes up there in attack mode

  76. Waist high fastball out over the plate…..How do you miss there?

    • good question – Freeman did with the pitch what good hitters do – but Parra should never have been in the game

  77. Individuals that do not need to be in a game at any point right now in a tie or one run game = Ondrusek, Hoover, Parra –

    • With a little good fortune Hoover would have fielded that come backer – talk about bad luck – come on Reds just keep grinding – that’s what this game is about – be ready to come out M.T.W and take care of the Cubs.

  78. Honestly, anybody vs. Freeman is dangerous, but so close to being out of that inning. If Hoover fields that chop, inning over. If he leaves it alone, inning over. But we get the oddball outcome somewhere in the middle, then game over.

    • A little bit of bad luck for Hoover – but its part of the game I’m afraid – now putting Parra in to face Freeman – bad, bad managerial decision – as he is now regressing – horrible road trip for Manny – hope he finds himself soon

  79. When you can’t score a single run, what your pitchers do is irrelevant. I refuse to blame Hoover for this L.

  80. Jay Bell was managing the game since about the 1st inning?

    So all the Price blaming is puzzling.

    Yet again….the lack of bullpen, even with the injuries….is disturbing.

    Used to be one strength this organization could count on.

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A simple Reds fan from a simple town. I have been a Reds fan all my life. The 1990 team was crowned Champions during my prime youth years and I grew up idolizing Chris Sabo all the way down to the flat top hair style and the #17. I have passed that love of the Reds down to my three boys who love the game and the Reds just as much as I do! Follow me on twitter @CoachWilson17

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