Game Thread

Rockies at Reds (May 9, 2014)

The lineup for tonight’s game has already been posted here by Steve earlier today.  The conversation has already been on-going discussing different aspects of it.

Another big story line going into tonight’s game is the fact the MLB’s ERA leader is going against the player with the longest hitting streak in the majors at the moment (28 games).  Let’s see who wins those battles tonight!

Discuss the game here Reds fans!  Go Reds!

193 thoughts on “Rockies at Reds (May 9, 2014)

    • His BABIP is 228. He’s been a little unlucky this year. Things will start to average out and his AVG will increase.

    • When he went up 3-0 I was hoping he would swing, rather see Cueto in the 8th vs any other option the Reds have, hope to see Brovton in the 9th with a lead

  1. Is it me or does the last 10 days seem like play-off style games. I know Price gets his knocks, but he is a few plays away from coming on top in almost every loss, I think he definitely gets credit for keeping them in games they have won and avoiding losing long streaks. Here is to avoiding another 1

      • Main thing, avoiding losing streaks,Sticking with his guys, not pulling Leake too early, one of Cueto’s shutouts he was looking a little worn out in the 9th and I was sure he would pull him, last week with Bailey against the brewers,sticking with BP, not blowing through Lecure and a recovering Broxton when no one is reliable; his only downfall has been relying on Hoover and as I have posted before I believe he manages different in September than April and early May with a rag tag roster

    • Wondering where you were, so why did he not start? Just about to post here comes the bunt, impressive after all the time off. Please do not let us down Broxton

  2. My new lucky hat, my new Redleg Nation hat that I got in the mail today (which looks awesome by the way) is paying dividends. Go Reds!

  3. So much for your lucky hat. Broxton went to the well once too often and didn’t mix the pitches enough to where he was sitting on the low outside fastball. Bad pitching. Sigh.

  4. I would rather not have to face this lineup until tomorrow, walks will haunt huh, great AB by Arenado, Joey HR

  5. Poor Cueto, pitches so well once again and once again probably all for naught. I’ve been a Reds fan for over 35 years, its getting hard to hold out any hope. This team can’t hit and the bullpen is crap. I know Mes and Chapman will be back, but this line up scares no one. Just frustrating…..

    • If you’ve been a fan for 35+ years, you’ve had greater occasion to lose any hope. Settle in. Summer is just around the corner.

  6. Broxton, you vulture….Votto needed that…Hand it to Price for the lineup changes

    • Yeh the rule for awarding wins is stupid. That should be a win for Cueto. Broxton gets a blown save and a win, doesnt make sense.

      • Yep. I live in CO so I had the Rockies’ broadcast only tonight. The Rockies announcers LOVE the win stat. They were trying to describe how good Cueto is/has been in the 1st inning, and the ONLY stat they cited were wins. “Far and away the best year is when Cueto went 19-9.”

        Maybe that’s true, but a terrible way to present it to a large audience!

        Then, when Votto came up in the 1st, one of the announcers said Votto has led the NL in OBP 4 years running, and the other announcer says “Man, I bet the Reds’ ownership wishes they didn’t give $200 million for that” or something to that effect.

        The Reds’ crew is much better, IMO.

  7. So someone tell me about the meaningless stat again, I do not understand what you mean, what a performance by Broxton

  8. What was that “so much for your lucky hat” Never doubt the hat, the Redleg Nation Hat (plus Votto had a smidgeon to do with it) Go Reds!

    • Remember when you used to have mixed feeling on who to root for in that match-up

  9. So let’s talk about what’s wrong with Joey. (I still think a day off Sunday would be great for him)

  10. @STEVE MANCUSO- I received my Redleg Nation hat today and just want to thank you for getting it shipped out to me. Its a high quality hat, it ain’t no cheapo that’s for sure. Its very well made, and looks great. I’ll get my Daughter to take a picture of me wearing it, and send you a picture. Where do I send it? Thanks. Go Reds!

  11. To say this was a good win for the Reds is a major understatement. Been waiting a long time for an exciting walk off win like tonight. How bout BHam is he worth the price of admission or what. I say lets get another win tomorrow. Go Reds! Adios Amigos.

    • 4 days ago Frazier vs. the first place Brewers? I can’t believe how quickly everyone forgot about that game.

      • Yep your right. I guess it was just so exciting to see Joey knock one out to win the win the game. He’s come close a couple times and been robbed a couple times. The Reds won, that’s the only thing that matters. Go Reds!

  12. It was reported that the Kentucky Air National Guard scrambled some fighter jets after Frazier’s HR entered into Kentucky air space and escorted it back to the ground.

    • Votto was in that region and everybody calling for a day off, making classless personal comments about his mental health

      • I still think he could use a day off. That was a fantastic walk off moment, but as a whole he looked off tonight. It’s not a knock – It happens to the best of them. I’d bet money he sits Sunday.

        • With the exception of the two bad games in Boston, he’s really been hitting 1-2 lasers a night for the last 2 weeks. Been a bit unlucky and also has been wearing out 2nd base. Seems like he’s 10 grounders to 2nd in the last two weeks.

          Either way, a day off might be nice. He had one last year, although he was used as a pinch hitter. (His ONLY AB last year not in the 3-hole. Heh!)

          I remember reading something where he said a day off does him no good. He may think that, but this may be a “papa knows best” moment.

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