Is it time to throw in the towel?

I’m sure Mat Latos will do everything in his power to get the Reds a needed W. Discuss the game here, Reds fans!

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

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. At least the lineup looks like it might pose a threat.

  2. Some reasons to watch the last 5 weeks of the season:

    I want to see if Latos can get his velocity up
    I want to see if Cueto can win 20
    I want to see if Bailey returns
    I want to see if Simon can recover a little bit of his pre ASG luster (He was pitching over his head, but I think he is better than he has pitched post ASG, may be just be worn down)
    I want to see if Frazier and Mesoraco can finish strong
    I want to see if Bruce can get out of his funk
    I want to see how well Phillips recovers from his surgery
    I want to see if Hamilton works on improving some areas of his game, in particular plate discipline
    and maybe in September, call up some of the AAA guys and see what they got

    and maybe, just maybe, 3 weeks of a fully recovered Votto (The only way I want to see him this year).

    • Sanity. If all of your reasons (wishes) come true it will make 2015 a season to look forward to.

  3. Just happy this game’s not on national tv. Dropped pop fly on miscommunication now a walk to the pitcher after an IBB to get to the pitcher.

  4. And Latos with a lot of pitches so far

  5. Nice work to get it out of it

  6. A test (or report card) of Price’s skills as a manager is on the mound tonight.

  7. The Braves announcers are absolutely the worst. They are dumb as rocks too.
    They just said that jay Bruce’s struggles are because he eats too much chili. THat he is 8 for his last 58 with 1 RBI in GABP. How can that happen in this ballpark. Like all you have to do is hit an infield popup and it will go out of the park.
    And if they say “this band box of a park” one more time…
    GAPB is a fair park. Go look at the stats! Just plain stupid.

    Give me Thom any day over these clowns.

  8. Do they have inside info on chili consumption values? Because that would be invaluable data…

    • Yeah I would think if he just getting the chili he would be ok, now if he knocking out a 5 way or two a day it might be a relevant point to make.

  9. Anyone else feel Latos is about to lose his cool ?

  10. Glad he didn’t

  11. I’m feeling like this kind of like putting the finger in the dam.

  12. Another run saved by Cozart defense….followed by another infield popup

  13. glass half -full…The Braves have 6 LOB’s this game. We have yet to strand a runner.

  14. Class Joe Morgan story just now.

  15. Another Billy highlight catch.

  16. I thought that was going to drop for sure.

  17. Hitters making it easy for Minor

  18. Amazing hearing Morgan talking about how Paul Oneil could see how Bruce was opening up on his swing. Then they showed Jay’s at bat, and he did that EXACT thing.
    It’s so frustrating watching him do unfundamentally sound things. Does our batting coach give this info, or does Jay just go up there with his own agenda?

  19. How do the Braves not have more runs, it’s a miracle

  20. Its definitely a treat listening to Joe “Little Joe” Morgan talk baseball. (he’s on the MLB television network) Go Reds!

    • A treat indeed.

      • In listening to Joe Morgan talk you can understand why he is what he is. It sounds like he was smart enough not to buy into the hype.

  21. Good to see BP back

  22. Catching the ball with your back towards the ball is well, what can I say, what an amazing catch by BP.

  23. Ok, I’ll admit I don’t get out much, whats up with the “Pete” label stitched on the Braves uniforms.

    • Pete van Weiring (sp?) long time Braves announcer passed away.

      • Oh, O.k. thank you. I was kinda hoping it had something to do with the players showing support for Pete Rose and the new commissioner lifting the lifetime ban.

    • Braves announcer passed away earlier this year, Pete Van Wieren.

  24. Joe on Billy: Only displeased with his too many CS’s. but he’s a rookie and will improve.
    Best CF’er on the planet.
    Needs to get a bigger lead.

    He talks more about fundamentals…a common theme about things about all Reds, approach to hitting, seeing the ball, and overall approach.

  25. Does Hatcher know how to teach runners to steal? Just wondering. No doubt he’s a nice guy.

    • Don’t Hatcher and staff review opponent staff moves on film? why wait until you get on base to try to figure it out?

    • I’m sure he does a tremendous job, as well as others in the org. (Delino Deshields). But Joe was saying. you can learn a lot from other knowledgeable sources, even if it’s just a fundamental thing such as a bigger lead.

  26. We need Billy Hatcher in the lineup, can he be a player/coach. I remember that 1990 Reds team that won the world series. Billy really tore it up with the bat against the Pirates, and then the A’s in the World Series. Those were the days my friend…..

  27. Talk about a moon shot.

  28. That high heat gets em every time. Nice job by Jumbo. Go Reds!

  29. Shocking the Reds do not have a hit

  30. This scrub is pitching a no hitter so far

  31. Minor is not really a scrub

    Looking forward to the future when Ludwick is no longer on the Reds

  32. Remember yesterday when the theme was it couldn’t get worse ?

  33. Wonder if the fans are booing the Reds…when they make out after out?

  34. I just want to see something positive, anything. A home run, a single, some guy dancing in the stands. Anything

  35. Shocking at the type of no hitter this is, nothing hit hard no great defensive play to rob someone

  36. I sure wish they would show the FoxTrax pitch location graph more often.

  37. Don’t have that sinking feeling in my gut tonight… Either we’re going to win this somehow or my sub-conscious has stop giving a poo about this season 😛

  38. I think the Braves pitcher might be feeling the pressure.

  39. Heisey gonna bust it up right here

  40. Jinxed him

  41. Thanks BHam!!!!

  42. BHAM!! who else

  43. Yeah baby, and tied the game to boot. Go Reds!

  44. Thank you billy!

  45. Classy for Reds fans to give Braves pitcher a standing O.

  46. Classy ovation by the crowd

  47. Reds fans give standing O to the opposing pitcher. I’m not crazy about that. Bet the players aren’t either.

  48. Heisey AB was not completely unproductive. Great piece of hitting by BH.

  49. BHam did some business in that at bat. Go Reds!

  50. Hamilton has made a great catch, has only hit, driven in the only run ….. he needs to get a steal here and score on an errant throw.

  51. Hah! The Braves catcher was mumbling to himself after that BHam steal.

  52. Much easier to give standing O when the first hit ties the game.

  53. Now I have never seen a delivery like that little hop by the Braves pitcher. Never.

  54. I think Frazier was out.

  55. Two solid plays by Johnson.

  56. Threw 2 sliders to Heyward-good bye. Cozart shows his value to the team.

  57. Chapman dominant again. He had to get int a couple dozen doughnuts in Colorado

  58. How awesome is it gonna be to win this thing with only 2 hits? Time for luck to change around this place !

  59. Chapman is on tonight, both with his fastball and slider. Only thrown 12 pitches. Use him in the 10th if needed. Hopefully the Reds end it now.

  60. Mesoraco had a couple of pitches that was tailor made to drive outta the park, but just barely missed em. Go Reds!

  61. Good that Chapman’s pitching a 2nd inning, with the heart of their order coming up. Go for the win tonight, forget about tomorrow.

  62. 31,160 turned out for tonight’s game, 31,160. (its not a titanic struggle, unless Marty says it is, and he’s off tonight) Go Reds!

  63. Nice work Chappy

  64. Good outing by Chapman. Two scoreless innings, four K’s. Go Reds!

  65. Can Shumaker pitch the 11th?

  66. I didn’t like Frazer playing the no doubles defense against Johnson. What’s the chance he’s going to hit a line drive down the 3rd base line ? Instead a ground ball which would have been an out goes thru for a single, and Johnson steals 2nd anyway.

  67. Skippy pitched last night probably on an innings limit

  68. To say a walk off win would lift the spirits of the team is a major understatement. Oh! and not to mention the downtrodden fans. Go Reds!

  69. Dang just short

  70. Sam’s got to come thru tonight.

  71. Sam taking JJ’s spot.

  72. At least its not J.J. “HBP” Hoover. Go Reds!

  73. Thank you, Laird.

  74. Backup catcher bunting for a hit in the 11th with no one on? Things that make you go hmmm.

  75. Doumit has always hit the Reds.

  76. T. Brennaman and Brantely having a fit that Cozart has been taken out of the game.

  77. Pena continues to hit into bad luck

  78. Geez I hate it when the announcers give their home run yell on a long fly ball.

    • I hate that too, especially on the radio. On tv, I watch what the OFer is doing.

  79. Not showing much respect for BP here.

  80. The Braves catcher is going to need to see a psychiatrist after this game. Suffering from BHam paranoid syndrome.

  81. Two on w/one out the Reds gotta score period. Go Reds!

  82. This is not good.

  83. I sure hope I haven’t missed part of the Simpsons marathon only to see my Reds lose in extra innings. C’mon Reds lets get a win tonight. Go Reds!

  84. That was really served up to Upton.

  85. Giving up a two run HR in extra innings is beyond mind boggling. The neon lights are bright when you throw a pitch right down Broadway.

  86. Our bullpen is 4 arms short of dominant.

  87. Just saw it, soul crushing

  88. Bruce can at times look like a fan out of the stands that was asked to step in the batters box and try their hand at hitting major league pitching.

  89. Bruce has looked miserable tonight…

  90. Really thought the boys would pull it out tonight. How many days till spring training?

    • I did too. A home game, good guys in the bullpen rested, etc. Hamilton set them up for a win twice, but nothing doing.

  91. Kudos to Price for not bringing in Hoover in a tie game…PROGRESS!

    • Surprised with the proximity he didn’t call down about the 2nd inning give him plenty of time to get to the park

  92. Maybe ol Skip can grit one out right here

  93. I don’t know why I wasted another Friday night on this.

  94. How did ATL allow this to go on as long as they did ?

  95. The Reds avoided being no hit tonight, so there is that. Plus at least it took extra innings for for the Reds to lose the game. That’s about as best I can do in the glass half full, rose colored glasses department.

  96. Bruce looked like he had never seen a breaking ball before tonight.

  97. Oh my my….It’s not that I believe these guys AREN’T trying, it just isn’t their year. Can’t wait until the roster expansion so we can see some other potentials. I’m still a believer in this team, with some tweaking. I can’t wait til 2015 so everyone can start all over again……healthy and with maybe a couple of improvements. I’m a looooong time Reds fan and will be with them next year too.

  98. Good news, the Braves @ Reds game will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1 aka FS1. Looking forward to the nation witnessing the Reds teach the Braves a lesson they won’t soon forgethiccup. Go Reds!

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