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

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. Did the Sox burn through their best bullpen arms?

  2. Is it just me or is Brandon Phillips the slowest runner on the Reds?

  3. That was 6 inches outside. Pitiful.

    • Scratch what I said about the ump being consistent with not calling that strike. Heh.

  4. That pitch looked outside, but the catcher pulled it in quite nicely.

  5. C,mon the Reds need a hero. Go Reds!

  6. War of the Worlds Guy takes care of business. Geez.

  7. Looks like we’ll see Ondrusek before Broxton. Gotta save that “closer!”

  8. I thought Lecure topped at 93?

  9. Every starter with a hit tonight except Soto and Barnhart.

  10. Bob Costas is indicating Pena is available? Is that so?

  11. I wonder if there is a stat for % of batters (by pitcher) that go full count. I would think Sam would be among the leaders. Nice job!

  12. So if Hamilton can actually bat, why not start him, really bizare, was Price hedging his bets, if he could not get S then he has Billy on 1st?

  13. Cozart strikes out on three pitches.

  14. Gigantor shredded Cozart, there.

  15. Its about time that Votta drive in a run that really really means something, like win the game! LeCure pitching great, but I am very concerned with Ondrusek warming up in the bullpen. I see the Red Sox scoring the winning run against Ondrusek.

  16. Stupid.

    • Hamilton can’t bat … and that’s why he’s not even attempting to swing; just bunting.

      The error made here by Price is an egregious one. Leaving a hitter in the DH spot that can’t even put a swing on the ball makes me wonder if we have the 30th best manager in baseball.

      Inexcusable.

      • is it so? I’d take my chances with Hamilton bunting versus Soto…NS has no business whatsoever on an MLB roster

  17. Well. no wasted time there.

  18. That was quick….lol.

  19. Reds taking fastballs right down the middle.

  20. Over/under on batters required for Red Sox walkoff this inning?

  21. Ondrusek has been good lately. Let’s hope that continues.

  22. Counting on Chewbacca to still feed off of the May-the 4th vibe.

  23. I bet catchers love this HP ump, he’s a sucker for slight of hand.

  24. Again, why give up double down line?

  25. I wish Thom hadnt said it’s like David vs Goliath. You would think he would know how that would turn out.

  26. Bullpen has been excellent.

  27. Good inning by Lurch. Now let’s get some runs!

  28. Leaving this in Ondrusek’s hands is a real gamble, and one I’m afraid could end very badly….

  29. Pedroia and Victorino 1-2. Nice way to start a lineup. Their #3-4 ain’t too shabby either.

  30. That was really quick reflexes by Ondrusek

  31. Bout four hours and counting, good game though. Go Reds!

  32. Good Job Ondrusek! I think you would have struck out Pedroia with a curve ball, though.

  33. Do I remember correctly, Reds rejected trade a few years ago Ondrusek for Victorino?
    I think they lost out on that one, but like how that match-up turned out

  34. Heisey just missd that.

  35. Heisey looks like he has no clue what he is doing.

  36. Votto, 2 for his last 15.

  37. More 1st pitch swinging….ugh

  38. Reds taking a lot of pitches right down the middle.

  39. Methinks Mr. Ondrusek will be getting his work in.

  40. Is Marshall available?

  41. Cincinnati Reds: The most undisciplined hitting team in Major League Baseball. (give me a break, I’m just venting)

  42. The lack of velocity Marshall has lately, I look at him as a LOOGY for the moment. Course I’m not sure who I want facing Ortiz

  43. MLB Network wants a Red Sox walk-off (pre. Ortiz) so bad, it’s obvious.

  44. If I’m going to have to listen to extra innings, I’d at least like to hear Marty call those extra innings.

  45. This would be a good time to get a DP.

  46. Seen that (mis)play from Cozart too many times this season.

  47. Grady Sizemore, ladies & gentleman.

  48. Who would have predicted that Logan Ondrusek would blow the game?
    Awful.

    • No, blame the player Walt couldn’t sign. And then everybody else he didn’t sign.

  49. I called it….what a joke!!

  50. Seriously, F Grady Sizemore. That man is a jerk after all that crap back in the winter. We should have hit him. Wouldn’t have been smart, but it would have been satisfying.

  51. Grady Freaking Sizemore. He killed us tonight.

    • 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.

  52. 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.

    • Cozart actually made a good decision to not go on that bunt.

    • 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.

  53. 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. : (

  54. At least the Cards and Brewers lost

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

  56. Go get them, tomorrow, Redlegs!

  57. 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.

  58. 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.

  59. Need a nice long outing from Leakey tomorrow. Go Reds!

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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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