Game Thread

Reds at Brewers (June 15, 2014)

Happy Father’s Day to all the Father’s in Redleg Nation!

The Reds hope to give you the gift you always wanted today: A Reds victory and series win over the Milwaukee Brewers. Mike Leake takes the hill for Cincinnati, trying to get back on track after back-to-back 5-run outings. Similarly, Marco Estrada is trying to recover from a string of five straight poor starts.

Your Father’s Day lineup:
1. Billy Hamilton (S) CF
2. Todd Frazier (R) 3B
3. Joey Votto (L) 1B
4. Brandon Phillips (R) 2B
5. Jay Bruce (L) RF
6. Ryan Ludwick (R) LF
7. Devin Mesoraco (R) C
8. Zack Cozart (R) SS
9. Mike Leake (R) P

Go Reds!

174 thoughts on “Reds at Brewers (June 15, 2014)

  1. then they just started warming up Hoover at the very end of that inning. What about Cingrani, and what about warming him up much earlier… that could have been very ugly.

    • How bad does Estrada have to feel when he gives up HRs to Hamilton and Phillips, though? Ouch.

    • Because Bryan Price has not seen him implode but about 2000 times already this year – next in line probably Ondrusuck

  2. So if Cingrani is the “Long guy” He will only pitch in blowout wins or blowout losses?
    Blowout wins…few and far between plus the starter will go 7 or 8. Blowout losses…who cares?

    • Leake’s been fairly awful today and it’s only a matter of time before he gives this lead up again.

      • Is Bryan Price just waiting for him to give up the lead again -???!!! – unbelievable pitching mismanagement – common theme this year

  3. Why is Leake still in this game? How many more runs and hits does Price have to see?

    • Bryan Price’s ongoing head- scratching and poor strategic decisions continue to cost this team opportunities to win – especially his bullpen follies – Hoover , Parra , Ondrusuck =. Premium gascans

      • You forgot Marshall. If around 50% of your bullpen is below average, you’re not exactly in great shape in real life baseball.

        There is this pervasive PS4 mentality with baseball fans. Price has to juggle pitchers being tired..he seems to have a good feel for what type of rest Chapman and Broxton need to perform.

  4. Likely Leake’s last inning, so the Reds will need to bridge to Broxton/Chapman w/ 2 strong innings from the middle guys. Hope they have it in them today.

  5. Given Leake’s struggles so far today and the mess that is passing for middle relief, the Reds better score at least one run per inning if they have any hope of winning this game.

  6. Reds still have the lead, so I’m happy about that, all things considered. I’ll be a lot happier if the Reds score some more runs, and the Brewers don’t. Go Reds!

  7. Besides BP and the leftys, can anyone hit the ball to the right side with a man on 2nd

  8. That my friends is called choking. Nobody can tell me that there are clutch and non-clutch players. I can argue that with two words – Tony Perez

      • I think you meant “Nobody can convince me” because there’s about a mountain of articles and research that can argue it. I love the idea of guys being clutch but when the evidence doesn’t back it up that’s that.

    • Tony Perez

      Career with RISP: .284/.364/.470

      Ryan Ludwick’s career with RISP: 294/.378/.488


      • I get the stats, just don’t think they’re the whole story. Bottom ninth, tying run on second, two outs. Stats or no stats, are you gonna want Votto up or Bruce? Votto every time.

  9. I wonder what the total number of left on base is for the reds this season. Has to be staggering

    • We covered this a year or two ago. It’s almost certainly less than they had last year because LOB is usually an indicator of a good offense because it means more guys are getting on base. The BRM left tons of guys on base because they were always getting guys on.

  10. There you go, no amazing diving catch to steal Mesoraco’s hit that time.

    • I mean, even 3 straight hits would be enough for me to want to pull him.

  11. I don’t think I have ever seen a coach leave a relief pitcher in to give up six straight hits before. Wow.

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