Game Thread

Reds at Pirates (June 17, 2014)

The Reds travel back to Pittsburgh for a pivotal series between two teams looking to gain momentum and ground on the teams atop the division. If the Reds win tonight they’ll leapfrog the Pirates in the standings (for now) and positional themselves in 3rd place in the division. While that is important, just stringing together more wins will be the Reds’ main goal if they want to continue inching back into post-season consideration with less than 100 games remaining in the season.

The Reds send their ace to the mound in Johnny Cueto in hopes of capturing the first game of this 3-game tilt. The last time he faced the Pirates was back in April and he was outstanding, going the distance and allowing just 1 run on 3 hits. I’ll take another one of those starts from Mr. Cueto tonight!

Discuss the ball game here Reds fans! Go Reds!!

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

288 thoughts on “Reds at Pirates (June 17, 2014)

  1. Well, Hoover is up next for his two innings; unless Cincy takes the lead. Very simply …

    Hoover for 2 / Broxton for 2 / Chapman for 2. After that, I don’t have any idea. Hopefully, this game ends the Reds way in 14 or less!

  2. How much longer is Walt Jocketty going to let the bullpen blow up leads and turn wins into losses?? This cannot continue.
    I’ve been telling you all LeCure has an arm issue. He is throwing cookies up to the plate. He needs a stint on the DL to really rest his arm. It needs more than a few days rest. He’s gutting it out, but he just isn’t getting it done now. I give up on Ondrusek. Back to Louisvile.
    Now Jocketty needs to get busy and acquire two reliable relievers to shore up this pen. The longer he waits the more chances this bullpen will have to give away leads. The time is now for Jocketty to act. Not talk. Talk is cheap. Actions speak louder than words, and this team needs some action from its GM. Not more talk.

  3. I don’t get it… if it’s good enough to try once for Bruce, keep trying it. All 3-4 times he’s attempted a bunt this year he’s given up, even though the defense hasn’t moved. Waste of a strike unless you’re goign to actually keep trying. Either he needs to stop altogether or keep doing it, assuming he’s capable.

  4. Can you imagine looking at a 100 mph fastball, and than the next pitch is a 87 mph change up. Wow! is all I can say. Go Reds!

  5. Nice catch Heisey – Bryan Price off the hook – still doesn’t excuse the stupid bullpen decisions he made tonight !!!

  6. We survived to get the win. Brewers losing 3-1. Let’s hope we pick up a game.

  7. It’s an absolute crime that Ondrusek gets credited with a win tonight. It should go to Cueto. Useless stat.

  8. Good win for the good guys. I certainly hope Ondrusek is packing his bags for Louisville.

  9. Opening the series with a win is huge, you can’t sweep if you don’t win the first game of the series. Lets get em again tomorrow, but with a little less drama please. Go Reds! Adios Amigos.

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