Game Thread

Reds at Boston (May 6, 2014)

The Reds travel to Beantown to take on the defending World Series champion Red Sox.  Is it possible to look at this brief two game stint and not think about the 1975 World Series?  I guess that is one of the perks of interleague play.  It allows us to look back at some of the past World Series matchups which really mean nothing today and reflect on the past.  With that said, I’m not a fan anymore of these interleague games.

With that said, us Reds fans can look at this series with the excitement of knowing the Reds get to use the Designated Hitter!  Nothing says DH quite like watching Neftali Soto bat.  No offense to Mr. Soto, but how many teams are using a DH with 2 career hits?

With that said, I still think the Reds get a win tonight.  If I didn’t feel that way, I wouldn’t be much of a fan now would I.  Discuss the game here and GO REDS!!!

Lineup:
1. Heisey RF
2. Votto 1B
3. Phillips 2B
4. Frazier 3B
5. Ludwick LF
6. Schumaker CF
7. Cozart SS
8. Soto DH
9. Barnhart C

378 thoughts on “Reds at Boston (May 6, 2014)

    • Thank God he didn’t sign with the Cards, or some other team in the NL. He’d be more of a Reds killer than Ike Davis.

  1. I have not followed the thread, so forgive me if I’m redundant, but seems like Cozart is the goat tonight. Gets to second too late to turn a double play in the first that allows a run, then fails to score on a bunt in the 8th. That’s your game right there.

    • Only getting one run in the 2nd was the difference. If you’re going to blame Cozart blame him for stranding a runner on 3rd with only one out in that inning.

  2. I sure don’t understand Price’s moves tonight, some real head scratchers. And the lack of plate discipline by this team is just plain disappointing. : (

  3. Good game but Reds didn’t deserve to win. Not after getting only one run off that tomato can Doubront.

  4. How Many times does Logan Andrusek have to blow a game before somebody (anybody) in the Reds organization figures out that he should never ever be in a tie or one run game ???- I am simply amazed at the continued ineptitude displayed in the management of this organization – Soto
    DHing in this game ??? Really ???

    • Honestly, I agree about Ondrusek, but we really don’t have anybody I trust more there. If we put in Broxton, we are pretty much out of pitchers. I don’t mind leaving Ondrusek in for 2 innings.

      • I don’t think Broxton can (cardiovascular) go more than one inning. Ondrusek was OK, just should have come MUCH later than Hoover, Parra and then LeCure. Ultimately, Walt’s Reds were destined to be doomed by Grady Sizemore.

  5. As frustrating as it was to lose the game, it was still an extra inning nail biter. Lots to talk about that’s for sure. The Reds coulda and shoulda won this game, and they will tomorrow, no doubt about it. Go Reds! Adios Amigos.

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