2016 Reds

Reds vs Rockies– May 30, 2016

The Reds (16-34) begin a four-game series with the Rockies (23-26) at 4:10 PM today. Everybody bear down, because while the Rockies also have a losing record, our losing record is losinger than their losing record, so this probably isn’t going to go well.

Today is Memorial Day, which I will spend cringing whenever someone wishes me a happy Memorial Day. Such affronts aren’t quite as horrific as the commercial I saw one year in which I was invited to “celebrate freedom– FROM HIGH PRICES!!!!”, but it’s still not exactly appropriate to the origins of this day of remembrance. I’m not suggesting that you spend all of today seated mopily upon your couch in the darkest room of your house (although you probably will for at least a few hours after the game, because bullpen.) I am suggesting, however, that, if you haven’t already, it wouldn’t be the worst thing to maybe send out some gratitude for a few seconds.

SOME GAVE ALL

While several members of this ballclub have served in the military, one former member of the Cincinnati Nationals was lost to combat during World War I. Eddie Grant , a native of Massachusetts, played in Cincinnati from 1911 to 1913. After playing with the New York Giants in the 1913 World Series, he enlisted in the Army and was killed in France in 1918. The Polo Grounds unveiled a center-field monument to him in 1921.

Thank you, Eddie.

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STARTING PITCHERS

PITCHER ERA  IP  SO  WHIP  PROBABIL-ITY WILL DISAPPOINT YOU
Dan Straily  4.32 54.1  52  1.12  50%
Chad Bettis  4.90  60.0  44  1.50  ditto, although for other reasons

STARTING LINEUPS

REDS ROCKIES
1. Zack Cozart (SS)
2. Joey Votto (1B)
3. Brandon Phillips (2B)
4. Jay Bruce (RF)
5. Adam Duvall (LF)
6. Eugenio Suarez (3B)
7. Billy Hamilton (CF)
8. Tucker Barnhart (C)
9. Dan Straily (P)
1. Charlie Blackmon (CF)
2. DJ LeMahieu (2B)
3. Carlos Gonzalez (RF)
4. Mark Reynolds (1B)
5. Gerardo Parra (LF)
6. Trevor Story (SS)
7. Daniel Descalso (3B)
8. Dustin Garneau (C)
9. Chad Bettis (P)

A THING FROM TWITTER

YOU GUYS IT’S A BABY KANGAROO WEARING A ONESIE

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CONCLUDING THOUGHTS

I just checked in on my thoughts and feelings regarding the Bengals-Steelers playoff game.

Yeah, still mad.

 

86 thoughts on “Reds vs Rockies– May 30, 2016

  1. Billy 3-4 today. Say what you may, I’m convinced he’s making strides at the plate

  2. As bad as Suarez has been lately…still on pace for 30+ HRs! He’s got that lift to his swing….don’t think its a fluke either but he needs to keep going to center and right instead of getting pull happy!

    • Suarez has a nice swing and good plate coverage. I think he tends to get out in front too much and mess up his timing. It’s an experience and repetition thing. I think as he gets more ML at bats, he will learn to avoid the “lunging” and getting off balance to hit the baseball. I was surprised he did not regress last year, but this year is a little more to be expected.

  3. I remember thinking a month ago that Duvall as hitting the ball so hard but not getting any loft on the ball and that’s why he has so many doubles but he’s not having that problem any longer! Wow!! Now he’s got to make the adjustments when they pitch around him and take some walks. You can’t hit double digit HRs in a month and fly under the radar any longer!

  4. A 6 run lead entering the 9th should qualify as a save situation for this pen.

  5. I remember not too long ago, Chapman gave up a huge lead in Col. walked 4 straight and hoover (who else?) came in and gave up a slam to Stubbs

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