It hasn’t been the greatest of first months for the Reds, but the club will look to end it on a winning note tonight by beating the Cubs.  While a win doesn’t get the club back to .500, it does at least keep the Reds on pace with the rest of the division minus the hot-start Milwaukee Brewers.  The Reds will look to sweep (or mop or squeegee) the Cubs in this abbreviated 2-game series with a win tonight.

Discuss the game here Reds fans!  Mop the Cubs!

Lineup:
1. Hamilton CF
2. Votto 1B
3. Phillips 2B
4. Bruce RF
5. Frazier 3B
6. Ludwick LF
7. Pena C
8. Cozart SS
9. Cingrani 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. Butcher boy him

  2. Wasted sac attempt – Cozart should have already been on 2nd base!

  3. Interesting bullpen strategy: These last mid inning pitching changes were done to our switch hitters.

  4. Leadoff single 7th inning and runner never moves – welcome to your 2014 Cincinnati Reds- offensive ineptitude at its finest

  5. Reds gonna lose another one run game…mercy! And against the Cubs.

  6. The rainout was a killer….not only does Bailey not get the Cubs (his only good start), but he gets the Brewers who historically beat him up.

    • True, but you shouldn’t have want one of your three best pitchers face the bottom feeders in lieu of the division leader. If things were “right,” it should be great that Bailey’s start got pushed back to the much more important series, but I agree that it doesn’t quite feel that way…

  7. Nice pitch. That’s the JJ I remember.

    • Hasn’t the knock been him not getting the curve over, I believe that’s 2 strike 3 calls with the curve

  8. 2 solid from Hoover….the breaking pitch was back in form

  9. Even if we lose, at least JJ looks like he’s found his head from his asss.

  10. I somewhat mentioned it earlier hopefully to reverse jinx it, since Joey’s 9th inning 2 wed afternoon ago, Cozart has hit the only HR with runners on in 2 weeks, time for another
    even out these 1 run games

  11. So much talk and concern about Hamilton that we forgot that the Reds big boys are doing very little. Pena hits a HR tonight with Hamilton last night. Where’s Votto, Bruce Phillips and Frazier?

  12. Is BP’s bat getting old?

  13. Votto makes the final out last inning and BP/Bruce simply not producing much at all. Definitely need a healthy Mez but it beginning to look like a lot more than that.

  14. Reds going down with a whimper – just as well be a 10 run lead

  15. Great AB’s from our 3-4-5 hitters……..

  16. Sean Marshall? He’s a Red?

  17. Castro’s hurt going into second.

  18. Marshall doing his Parra impression

  19. Reds bullpen=gasoline on the fire. Hang em high curveballs.

  20. This bullpen is just BRUTAL- no other word for it

  21. I don’t understand…you mean you don’t HAVE to run home from 3rd w/ no outs?

  22. Reds have one position player with a batting average above .300. That’s not going to get it done on a nightly basis.

  23. Barnhart is probably the only Reds catcher that would have successfully blocked the pitch in the dirt. Mesaraco tends to just turn his head,

  24. Ballgame –

  25. Another pitch up in the strike zone. Gasoline on the fire.

  26. Throwing BP now- why take him out now – damage done

  27. To answer my own earlier question: Yea, Sean Marshall pitches in the Reds bullpen….

  28. IMO, Walt Jocketty will go down in Reds history as the next to worst general amanger in Reds history. Just above Dick Wagner.

    • Ed, you may be close – as he has sufficiently emptied the minors of any viable talent and has left this team very little hope. Without checking, who is the Red hitting .300 – didn’t realize the Reds had one.

      Well folks in the midwest, It’s going to be one long hot, sticky summer. Going to start turning my attention to the hometown Rockies as they have turned out to be quite the pleasant surprise. And unlike the Reds, they sure can hit. They need pitching though, if the pitchers show up and can keep games close, look out.

  29. Just not a very good baseball team. Our “accountability” manager better start holding some folks accountable.

    • Price needs to hold himself accountable. he’s an iffy manager. his bp management does not make sense. he uses Ond, Hoover, Parra too much

  30. At least it’s not another 1 run loss……Pathetic

  31. Reds gonna Cub.

  32. Now, the whole team HAS given up. Votto did not give that one his best effort.

  33. The reds r just a mediocre team at this point – boy when it rains it pours – nice effort from Votto – just like ether has settled over this entire team

    • Been saying for a while that the Reds are simply a .500 team – since last May (of 2013).

  34. Anyone wish the REDS still had Travis Wood instead of Sean Marshall? Hated the trade when it happened. Hate it even worse since it happened.

    • Absolutely – Marshall is another player the Reds traded for that has turned out on the losing end. And lucky the Reds missed Wood in both series – as he’s very tough.

  35. This team is in trouble and I’m tired of paying attention. Best of luck against the Brewers but I’ve got better things to do than watch this mess.

  36. Only two innings out of nine have the Cubs been retired in order.

  37. 12-15 April record is very telling.

  38. I feel sorry for Price. He has inherited a mess.

  39. Can someone please tell me why Walt and Company didn’t go out and get anyone?!?! I mean this team needs help, SS, LF…. a consistent leadoff…I realize bull pen injuries, but the bull pen that is healthy is an absolute disaster … yet nothing was done over the winter save Skip Schumaker, whom I doubt is the answer.

    So I ask again, why? Nothing available? Too pricey?

    • Thank goodness they got BP an d HOmer locked up, sorry feeling like a jerk

  40. Cincinnati fire station just got an emergency call from Great American Ballpark – bullpen up in flames

  41. Here comes Ondrusek. Hey, somebody get the guy in section 17 in the family section. He shouldn’t be too drunk. See the guy in the Todd Coffey jersey? Hey, it is Todd Coffey. Have him sprint down the aisle and scale that left field wall. What the heck?

    • While we’re at it why not get the guy who made the one handed grab of Votto’s line drive foul to try out, we could use the defense. Maybe Votto should hold a kid in his left hand and try fielding without his glove, couldn’t be much worse.

  42. Ondrusek – lol !!! Can we call up Corky to the bullpen?

  43. Cubs with 13 hits, 6 walks, and REDS commit 2 errors. REDS not going to win many games that way. Oh yeah, they HAVEN’T won too many games this year.

  44. On the bright side, this game doesn’t appear like it’s going to negatively affect our one run loss record.

  45. Wow – replay is absolutely worthless waste of time – runner was safe

  46. Seriously, how was that call not overturned? I guess it’s still the Cubs. They should really still be batting.

  47. Look at this guys numbers. How is he in the Cubs bullpen?

  48. I’ve turned it off. i don’t think I will watch the Brewers series either. Won’t be much of a series.

    Reds likely to by 10 games out by monday.

  49. Ludwick is sloooooooooooow.

    • That’s an understatement. I’ve counted at least 5 hits he should have had in the last two weeks alone. Fielders, drop balls, check the time on their watch, dust their jersey off then throw Ludwick out at 1st base.

  50. Disappointing effort all around – agree that Bryan Price better revisit the accountability issue with this team (including himself)

  51. Preach sad.

  52. I feel a Milton appearance in the making.

  53. I feel like this could have been a game where there were lots of positives, 2 hits by Cozart, clutch 2 out hits by BP & Frazier, Hoover stepping up, the continuing solid games from Pena- but it feels like this season is spiralling into 2011
    Any body got something to keep me hopeful?

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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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