Might as well have a little fun with it, right?

Discuss the game!

Lineup:
1. Hamilton CF
2. Frazier 3B
3. Phillips 2B
4. Mesoraco C
5. Bruce RF
6. Ludwick LF
7. Pena 1B
8. Cozart SS
9. Simon 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. No Jack in the line-up, undefeated the past 2 weeks with him starting, lost everyone he did not.
    Once you get over Phillips hitting 3rd hard to find a problem with this line-up, can Negron play SS?

  2. I really wish that Price would take Meso out of the cleanup spot; perhaps the pitchers would have caught up to him anyway but his performance has plummeted since he moved there. I suspect there is some added psychological pressure.

    Ludwick is 15 for 39 with 3 HRs off Harang.

    • I really do not think batting position should factor in, but outisde of that Marlin game a few weeks ago he has been lousy there. Wonder if it is his approach, feeling less pressure batting 6th or 7th?
      Lets start a debate of whether Ludwick owns Harang, it seems to bring good luck for the hitter at least

    • Kevin says,”I suspect there is some added psychological pressure”.
      While I agree with the concept I also believe in your thinking that, you have stated before, this also maybe part of the player evaluation process for 2015 in this case,to see just how Devin deals with the adversity.

  3. Cozart is so smooooooth ……..

  4. After reading the lengthy and informative hindsight discussion about the “bunt”, wouldn’t it be great if all this data was used as a tool (as Kevin points out) “given the specific circumstances and the specific teams and players in those circumstances” before the actual event occurs. In other words why not say that the ” data” says if this or that happens in this situation then this or that will be the result. (if, then prognosis)
    This way the discussion could be reduced to a score card (Americans love to keep score)
    based on data prediction and not perfect hindsight data . This could also include the actual result versus the managers actual decision.
    Just some off centered thinking.
    Keep it up guys education is a wonderful thing.

  5. Somebody tell the home plate ump this ain’t no golf game we’re playing!

  6. At least they worked the count; 20 pitches by Harang though Todd chased a few.

  7. Simon struggling a bit, but so far so good.

    • Should have been in the bullpen a few weeks ago, just looks worn out as he should be, too bad there are no other options other than Holmberg (which I find hard to believe)
      I do not think Cingrani is a real option to start but is he going to pitch again this year

  8. Good AB by Devin, didn’t chase

  9. Harang has Luddy looking outside Time for the inside change

  10. Might get 7 out of Simon, I assume Chapman is not available, 4 innings in less than 72 hours, I will assume Jumbo in the 8th, Broxton in the 9th if it gets that far, who do you trust in the 7th if it comes down to it?

  11. Generous scoring to give Cozart a hit; looked pretty routine.

  12. FYI- Braves @ Reds is the free game on mlb.com t.v. Go Reds!

  13. Why not have Mes bunt, could have had the go ahead run at 3rd with 1 out

  14. “Ludwick is 15 for 39 with 3 HRs off Harang” Well hit to left Reds score .Ludwick RBI

  15. geez, a week’s worth of runs in one inning!!!

  16. How about that back to back 2 out hits?

  17. Some well hit balls and a big mental error by Harang to not cover first.

  18. As long as Simon keeps the ball below the knees he has a good chance of 7 innings.

  19. Can somebody remind Thom that there is a baseball game going on?

  20. Miracle of miracles, Cozart actually shortened his swing and hit a ball where it was pitched.

  21. When’s the last time Simon saw the seventh inning?

  22. Nice job, through 6, by Alfredo. Maybe having a few runs scored for him allows him to loosen up an just concentrate on pitching.

  23. Harang started Ludds with inside change the went back outside.

  24. Jay steals bases very well

  25. The Braves are not playing like a team with a playoff possibility. Not covering first, not getting the tag down, etc.

  26. Good AB By Ludwick Stayed off the outside pitches

  27. whoa, might need two hands to count all the Reds runs today

  28. Gee I know we need some hits but the scoring is really a bit ridiculous today. NO way the ball Pena hit shouldn’t have been an error.

    Good hustle by Cozart to get the RBI.

  29. This maybe last batter Simon sees

  30. Dilema time, I say 1 more batter since he is under 100, someone said bring Jumbo for the 7th and 8th, who has a better idea

  31. it always amazes me that the Braves gave B.J. all that money

  32. Para was up throwing Hmm

  33. very nice outing by Simon

  34. Good job by Simon. Para, Diaz ready for 8th

  35. I see on Twitter that the Pirates have claimed some guy named Bobby LaFromboise on waivers. I wonder if the NHL and MLB waivers wires got crossed up somewhere along the line 🙂

  36. That was a welcome sight!!

  37. OOPS! Listened to Thom; Simon made the last out in the 6th.

    Still think he’s done.

  38. TODD !!!

  39. There are so many fireworks in reserve, that they shot some extras off.

  40. I love that this team loves setting off fireworks

  41. If the Reds close out here and would happen to sweep the Cubs, depending on what goes down elsewhere, the Pirates series next weekend might also have relevance for the Reds.

  42. We are getting dangerously close to the lack of urgency issue that Price seems to have inherited from his predecessor.

  43. looks like it is Diaz to the end of this one.

  44. Jumbo!! made it like easy sort of

  45. Jumbo looking very confident

  46. Cubs pitcher has a no hitter through 6

  47. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…Jumbo will be back in 2015 and Hannahan will not.

    • Do not be so sure, this is the team that in April considered Partch, Bell, and Christiani were better options…and the thinking is that they might need Jack for something next year

  48. Logan O and nobody ready behind him. Put on the seat belts!!

  49. Hoover…Ondrusek. One and the same.

  50. hopefully Logan got that out of his system and gets 3 quick outs

  51. How is there ZERO accountability with keeping and pitching Logan on this team?? None.

  52. I think Price understood that it was one thing to get caught being slow with the hook during the Chapman melt down and quite another if he left Ondo in a batter too long.

  53. Ondrusek is absolutely terrible, how is he still on this team?

  54. 29,642 turned out for today’s game, 29,642.

  55. getting unnecessarily intense

  56. Maybe they are pitching around Freeman

  57. Broxton must have caught what Chapman had last Sunday

  58. Can noc believe it!

  59. What’s happened to Big Brox?

  60. Regardless of what happens I think Price is off the hook today. He had Broxton in there in time to close the game without even facing the tying run and with two chances to close it without facing the lead run. Ondrusek just shouldn’t be on the MLB roster.

    • I think Broxton was probably only marginally “available” today, BUt he got the job done.

      • if getting the job done is allowing the first 3 batters to reach with a 2 run lead

    • Agree, it worked out anyway, but Ondrusek has got to be better, bullpen needs a rest would have been preferable not to use Broxton who needless to say did not look sharp- at least you can feel good about Jumbo and Chapman the remainder of the season

  61. The bullpen made it way too close, but now we have a 2 game winning streak. Hoping the Reds keep it going.

  62. Overall, good job by Broxton. At least the Reds get a split in the series. I don’t howwwwwwwwwww mannnnnnnnnnyyyyyyyyyyy times we have said it here on Redleg Nation, why? why? why? is Ondrusek pitching for the Reds, or in the big leagues?

    • The only reason I see is he has some dirt on Price or Jocketty because if he had been on any other team he would’ve been DFA

  63. Piece of cake, now to find my blood pressure medicine. A split with Braves ain’t bad though. Now on to sweeping the Cubs. Go Reds!

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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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