Despite all the previous reports, it appears as if the Reds will not be signing LeBron James to play for them this season. There are also no truth to the rumors that any editors here at Redleg Nation will be joining the Reds to fill in for the many injuries that have taken place recently*.

But what the Reds do have in front of them is a 3-game series with the Pittsburgh Pirates to close out the first half of the season. The Reds have done an amazing job at getting themselves back into the division race by playing some outstanding baseball of late and now the club needs to finish it off with a bang heading to the break by taking at least 2 of 3 against the Pirates.

Get it done Reds, and lets use the All-Star break to rest and recover. Discuss the game here Reds fans! Go Reds!

Lineup:
1. Hamilton CF
2. Cozart SS
3. Frazier 3B
4. Bruce 1B
5. Mesoraco C
6. Ludwick LF
7. Heisey RF
8. Santiago 2B
9. Latos P

*Although in our own minds we each probably think we could play.

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. Run like you stole somethin Redlegs cause you just stole that game.

  2. What a win. All of a sudden we have a good bullpen. Great, great game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. 103. Sit down. Player of the Game: That beard. What a rally, what a game.

  4. This may be a team of destiny.

  5. I don’t believe what I just saw!

  6. I’m just speechless…Best game of the season…

  7. I am stunned. What a huge team comeback win. Chapman with 103mph on the last pitch. You can’t make this up.

  8. Two multi-run come from behind wins in a week! It seems fair that this has to even out a little more given the number of injuries the Reds have sustained.

  9. Great game gents. I am really impressed with Santiago… it wasn’t long ago we thought he was worthless.

    • Amazing what a little playing time will do for a guy.

    • He’s not a good player. Tonight though, he was a great player. That’s not a knock against him or anything, it’s just facts thus far and it makes it all the more sweeter when he plays so well.

      • He’s picking us up right now though.

        • Lot of guys picked us up tonight. Just look through this game thread alone, all the harsh comments about guys who later on rallied for us. If you get enough little great moments in the same inning you can make some magic.

        • He may not be a massive downgrade from Phillips, at least they wont bat him4th. The problem is Ramon cant play 3rd if he is at 2B, moving Todd to 1B. Please no more Bruce at 1st, he really led to being behind in the first place. There should be some first baseman out there.

  10. Oh what a win!!! I literally can’t believe that comeback!! I am giddy like a kid right now. Go Rally Reds!!!

  11. One of best wins this year.

  12. Santiago…Heisey…Pena…Cozart…Partch…This is the kind of magic this team needs to power through this injury spell. How much fun was that…

    • Is a 14-man bullpen the secret?

      • Nah we need more bats, but I’m not going to dwell on roster strategy right now. I’m going to drink some beers and bask in this one. What a great win.

      • There’s no secret. It’s the beard. Parch better not get sent back down.

  13. You know, I am in the Chatman should be a starter camp, but on a night like this, after the comeback, I really wanted this win, and it was a really, really, nice feeling knowing Chatman was coming in to pitch the ninth.

    • The argument of course is that if he was out there every 5th day you wouldn’t need the heroics for 20% of your season. It’s fun to watch though isn’t it?

    • Just what I said when he came in: Closer Myth or not, is there any pitcher in baseball you’d rather have in that spot?

    • Yeah, I still want him to be a starter, but it really felt good to bring him in tonight.

    • Ha, dang I was so excited I spelled Chapman’s name wrong twice! I work with a guy named Chatman, but I doubt he can even throw a baseball.

  14. Wow, what a game!!! Reds win!!! I’m speechless

  15. Wow! O Wow! Whatta game, whatta game, whatta game. Been awhile since I have gotten so excited watching a ballgame. One things for sure, the big crowd at the old ball orchard are going home happy tonight. Can’t sweep unless you win the first game, and you can’t get swept if you win the first game. Awesome win tonight. Go Reds! Adios Amigos.

    • It’s also terribly hard to get swept when one Mr. Cueto is on the back end of the series.. and it’s a lot easier to sweep when he’s there too. Can’t wait.

  16. Against Watson the All-Star with the AAAA bench.

  17. This is special. Total team effort from players who don’t see a lot of prime time. Chapman creates history. Amazing!

  18. They need to stop this foolishness of playing people out of position at first base, go ahead and start Lutz the next two games there so they can have a legitimate first baseman and play Bruce in RF where he belongs and then work things out after the AS break.

  19. Cards mounting a comeback against the Crew. Not sure who I want to win that one.

  20. No other team in MLB has a weapon like Chapman at the end of their pen – nobody – no other closet comes close to the stuff he has – forget mentioning him in any future trade talks – it’s rediculous to do so

  21. Another page in the Folklore story of the 2014 Reds. The myth starts to take life.

    • I don’t want to wait on the book, please send me the manuscript when completed!!

      • Charlotte we have the privilege of seeing or listening to it every night. This what myths are made of. Two more pages to do this week then some rest. I couldn’t believe what I was watching just as the script called for.

  22. I am the poster boy for “keep it in perspective” but anyone who talks numbers tonight didn’t just watch that game. Go have a drink guys! This was some fun F’ing baseball!

  23. Tell u one thing , wouldn’t want the Brewers pen right now – talk about sucking wind – cards now tied with brewers 6-6

  24. I don’t think Steve has a metric for this kind of baseball.

    • To be fair it’s not really a kind of baseball. I mean we fell behind 5-1 then rallied late to win 6-5. Nobody -wants- to have to do that to win a game. It’s just really fun when it does happen and it makes you believe in the magic for a little bit.

  25. It is part of winning without these types “not really kind of baseball” games the swagger needed to win becomes a limp.

  26. After Sunday when does the regular resume? Thursday right?

  27. A few days ago a couple of folks here said Ludwick was all through. he’s gone 5 for 10 since then

    • Ludwicks been alright for the last two months. It’s not that we couldn’t improve on our LF production, but anyone we move for should be able to play the infield as well because Luddy has some value. He’s one of the few above replacement hitters in our lineup right now.

  28. of course I missed the comeback. thanks,work…lol….

  29. The recap is taking some time to be posted, but that’s alright, lotta things to mention about tonight’s game.

  30. Ludwick and Heisey have been inconsistent this year time to step up your going to get playing time.

  31. Bullpen starting to take shape pretty good when hoover is least guy yo trust.Key will be health of team. Starting pitching good when healthy. to me ludwick heisey and cozart are keys. Really like what santiago is giving us we must find that two hole hitter. like to see bruce continue to use left side of field when they put shift on must get them out of it . cozart needs to learn how to hit behind runner especially if its hamilton.

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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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