Game Thread

Indians at Reds (August 6, 2014)

The Indians and the Reds travel south to resume their series with one another with the next two games being in Great American Ball Park. This probably helps the Reds chances as it removes a hitter from Cleveland’s lineup and prevents the Reds from watching someone DH that doesn’t deserve to do so.

The Reds have managed to play .500 ball (6-6) over their last 12 games which has allowed the club to stay within breathing distance of division leading Milwaukee. The Reds have 7 straight at home and 14 of their next 21 in Cincinnati. I know time is beginning to run low and the Reds offense is still rather weak, but I keep telling myself if this team can just catch lightning in a bottle for a 2 week span, things could get really interesting. Now is just a good a time as any to catch that lightning.

Discuss the game here, Reds fans!

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

136 thoughts on “Indians at Reds (August 6, 2014)

  1. As bad as he’s been I wonder if the Indians would unload Swisher and chip in on his contract. Change of scenery may do the trick and he’d replace Lutz or Hannahan which would still be an upgrade . . .

    I could see him clearing waivers.

    • What in the wide world of sports is going on?! Break this dynamic duo up before they conquer the universe!

  2. ….I’m still angry I don’t have decent response for Steve’s William Shatner comment earlier. Now it would just be pressing.

  3. I would be willing to bet Negron is on the bench tomorrow for gritty grittenstein.

  4. Gallardo may be hurt or something. 66 pitches in 2 and 2/3 and just walked Volglesong on 4 pitches.

    • Nevermind but he is at almost 75 pitches through three innings the Giants should break this one open . . .

  5. Time to give Latos the rest of the night off. It’s great to see him improving with every start!

    • He observably ran out of gas in the 7th. They wanted to pull him, he declined but every pitch over #100 looked more Onrusek than Latos.

      • For the record. Latos touched 95 on the run scoring double. He was gigged for his last AB and trying to throw it by the hitter. But 5 straight, straight as an arrow fastballs will yield a hit more often than not.

  6. Anyone notice how both below average offensive SS have lit up the opposition this series?

  7. Just no reason to have Latos still out there at that point anyway. Made no sense even if he got through it.

  8. Games like tonight rekindle the enjoyment of rooting for the Cincinnati Redlegs. Same goes for following the game thread. Go Reds!

      • Yup. Although Luddy for Hi-C since Chris didn’t flash like all the other bench players/defensive specialists tonight.

  9. Another big win for the Reds with good pitching and timely hitting. Nice to see almost 34,000 in the ballpark on a Wednesday night.

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