The Reds are 3-2 this season in games I have attended. The last two were both losses that required extra innings before the Reds finally limped off the field defeated. Those games were quite a while ago, during a time in which the Reds were still considered in the playoff hunt. I’ll be attending today’s game, the final one I will see in person this season, in hopes that the Reds can knock off the Pittsburgh Pirates and end their dream of a division crown.

Discuss the game here Reds fans! Go Reds!

42 Responses

  1. sergeant2

    FYI- The Pirates @ Reds is being broadcast on FS1 aka Fox Sports Channel. Plus all the games on mib.com t.v. are free this weekend. Go Reds!

  2. sergeant2

    Even though I can’t name one player on the Kansas City Royals, I think that’s who I’m going to root for in the post season. Why? Because they’re the Kansas City Royals.

    • wildwestlv

      You’re in St.Louis, right, Sarge? Doesn’t Cardinal Nation turn their noses up at KC?

      • sergeant2

        Yes I’m in the metro St. Louis area, and yes, you hit the nail right on the nose (pun intended) about Cardinal Nation looking down their beaks at KC.

  3. George Mirones

    Saturday afternoon musings; Resign Ramon S. Keep Negron on 25 man. 2 guys who can play any position in the infield and not embarrass the team defensively.

    • RedAlert

      Get rid of most of the bullpen including Lecure – dude has been pretty brutal this year and about as undependable as Hoover and Ondrusuck

      • pinson343

        I agree with all of the above (before this game). Keep Ramon S. & Negron on 25 man, lose LeCure.

  4. Tom Reed

    Frazier comes through. Let’s hope the Reds can avoid another one run loss.

  5. tct

    I can hear the pirates fans whining from here as Frazier ties it up on a GABP special. Is there any fan more annoying than the one that constantly whines about the ballpark when it hurts their team? As if McCutchen and Walker haven’t taken advantage of GABP a few times. I think Pirate fans are more annoying than Cardinal fans and the Pirates radio guys are just offensive. McCutchen is the only likable thing about the Pirates and I hope the reds help to keep them from winning the division.

  6. George Mirones

    WOOW!!! Chapman in a non-save situation at home. Good grief it only took 161 games (80 at home) for Price to get it. Must be the fact that he has a job next year.

  7. sergeant2

    Its worth the price of admission to watch that man pitch. I’m speaking of the Cuban missile of course. Go Reds!

  8. sergeant2

    Frazier, Mesoraco and Heisey due up. Shirley there’s a good chance one of em will give the Reds a walk off win. Go Reds!

  9. George Mirones

    Using Pena as PH. Pirates counter with new pitcher.

    • George Mirones

      Isn’t this the guy who the Penguins picked up?

  10. George Mirones

    Could this be a walk off 1 run win?

    • pinson343

      Nope, a walkoff (extra inning) 4 run win !

  11. sergeant2

    Are you kidding me!!! A walk off grand slam to win a tie game. Gonna be tough for the Pirates to shake this loss off.

  12. pinson343

    Ramon !!! I knew he’d win it against this wild kid, but I thought it would be a walk off walk !

  13. sergeant2

    If the Cards beat the DBacks tonight they are the Div. champs. If Cards lose tonight, tomorrows Reds/Pirates game will be a big one. Go Reds!

    • pinson343

      Where is everybody, Sarge ? I reported for duty at 13:00 and nervously watched the whole game, but watched thru my cell phone. Hard to post from there.

  14. pinson343

    I hope the Cards lose, so the Reds can beat the Pirates in another significant game tomorrow.

  15. aktrainer

    So glad I watched that game through to the end! Never could have predicted that one! Just goes to show you can never predict baseball.

    • George Mirones

      Price forced the issue by not using Bruce and staying with the 2 switch hitters.

      • pinson343

        I liked Price’s managing today. He did everything he could to win. Pulled Simon after 5. Brought in a secret weapon (Axlerod) just when whoever else was in the pen would have lost the game. Pinch hit for Rodriguez with Pena. All good moves.

  16. George Mirones

    Seems like a big pitching decision for Pirates. If Cards lose do the Pirates start Cole to tie the Cards and play the cards in a tie breaker or save him for a wild card play in against the Giants which is the worse they face by not winning the division.

  17. pinson343

    If Cards lose tonight, I think the Pirates stick with Cole. It’s good that they’ve made winning the division important.

  18. wildwestlv

    Alright, I’ll admit, I was flipping back & forth between the Virginia Tech game (I DID see Ramon’s walk-off Granny, though), but, was that the Pirate’s own Greg Brown, calling it, so enthusiastically, at the end? Was the whole crew From Pittsburgh? Or was Greg Brown tapped to be a “neutral” play-by-play guy, like Thom Brennaman sometimes is? He almost sounded like he’d exclaim, “LOWER THE JOLLY ROGER!!! GRAND SLAM!!!”