2016 Reds

Reds at Pirates – May 1, 2016

After last night’s 5-1 loss, the Reds (9-15) have now lost six straight ballgames and have sunk below a .400 winning percentage. On the bright side, somehow they still aren’t last in the NL Central. On the not so bright side, ace and today’s starter Raisel Iglesias has been scratched with shoulder inflammation.

Starting Pitchers
Following stats are 2016

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In Iglesias’ place will be righty Tim Adleman making his major-league debut and becoming the third Reds player to do so this season. Adleman’s long road to the big leagues included being cut by the Florence Freedom and multiple independent league stops. Last season–his first starting–Adleman put up a 2.64 ERA in 150.0 innings pitched for AA Pensacola.

For the Pirates will be Jeff Locke, their mid-rotation innings eater. Locke has had two strong starts and two pretty terrible starts so far in 2016 but is coming off of a 6.0 inning, eight strikeout blanking of the Rockies. Locke’s other strong start came against the Reds to start the year, as he scattered seven hits to allow only one run in 6.0 innings.

Starting Lineups

Reds Pirates
1. Zack Cozart (SS)
2. Billy Hamilton (CF)
3. Joey Votto (1B)
4. Brandon Phillips (2B)
5. Jay Bruce (RF)
6. Eugenio Suarez (3B)
7. Adam Duvall (LF)
8. Tucker Barnhart (C)
9. Tim Adleman (P)
1. John Jaso (1B)
2. Andrew McCutchen (CF)
3. Josh Harrison (2B)
4. Starling Marte (LF)
5. Gregory Polanco (RF)
6. Sean Rodriguez (3B)
7. Jordy Mercer (SS)
8. Chris Stewart (C)
9. Jeff Locke (P)

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Waiting Game
The Reds are still hesitant to pull the trigger on bringing Anthony DeSclafani back up to the major league team, as he felt some sensation in the last inning of his rehab start a couple days ago. Manager Bryan Price called the situation a “wait and see,” hoping not to re-injur DeSclafani’s arm by pushing him too hard.

DatDude still at it
Brandon Phillips pulled off another one of his signature behind-the-back flips last night, beating the runner by a step and a half.

Concluding Thoughts
The Reds just need to win again. All of this losing is tiresome, and it’s not too fun to write about. Maybe the club just needs to go on the apple-a-day policy–it’s different, it could work.

Go Reds!

220 thoughts on “Reds at Pirates – May 1, 2016

  1. Finnegan leans over to Alderman and whispers knowingly “get used to it.”

  2. Its time for all of us to give in.
    And hope for as many losses as possible for the draft picks.
    And not for just 1 or 2 years. Probably 4-5 years of losing.
    Walt & Price have this franchise in such a state, there is no quick fix.
    Clean house, lose Price, Walt, Bailey, Bruce, Phillips, and even Votto.
    And start from scratch.

  3. Well its going to be hard to worse than Atlanta but with our pen and our guys that are “day to day” daily we have a shot! Nobody in the AL can hang with our defeatability!! #2 pick here we come!!!

  4. When George was talking about the Reds keep coming back and winning the 2nd road game of the season….I swear I was thinking “Still an out left George” HaHa

  5. No money was spent on the bullpen and with starters on the DL in addition to the same position players doing what they have done for the last 3 years the results can’t be surprising.

  6. Is Pancheco not on the team anymore or did I miss that, really bad roster management with Holt probably if that is the case

    • Pacheco was was in the on deck circle then pulled back for Finnegan. Interpretation: Meso is can’t swing a bat and most likely couldn’t catch either.

  7. Chris Heisey has as many HRs as Votto, Mesoraco, and BP combined. Frazier has more than twice as many

  8. After a rain delay in Louisville Cody Reed returned to pitch the 7. His final line for the day was 7ip, 0r, 1h, 1bb, 5k; 79 pitches, 53 strrikes

  9. Tucker….that’s 2 outs on the bases in 1 game. Unacceptable!! Of course Grande was making excuses for the first one on Hamilton’s hit but you go 1/3 of the way….pickup the ball and when the OF isn’t diving to get the ball then you go? Its not rocket science? What was he doing on that one? You tag up and come home….period????

  10. Nice play by Suarez! Who says he can’t play 3rd base?

    And, the game is over, and the Reds win this Titanic Struggle!!!

  11. Was it me or did the pirates let them have that game? That was the easiest last inning ever

  12. It’s one game out of 162, but it’s got to drive Pirates’ fans crazy to lose a game like this — and to a team like the Reds.

    • They did everything the could to lose – 4 errors, and their bullpen wasn’t any better than ours.

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