In front of the loyal Redleg Nation and the wonderful folks from Red Reporter, the Cincinnati Reds (56-77) do battle with the St. Louis Cardinals (70-63). Today marks the First Annual Redleg Nation/Red Reporter Meetup at GABP. People who cannot attend may or may not be jealous… but that’s neither here nor there!
Attendees of The Meetup will be privy to a private Q&A session with Reds Assistant GMs Sam Grossman and Nick Krall. I’m sure questions like “What is a thermos?” and “How does it keep things hot AND cold?” will be of paramount importance. Everyone will be hanging out in and around Section 143, so if you are going to ballpark tonight, stop by and say hello!
The Reds will be hard-pressed to put on a more exciting, up-and-down display than they did last night. A 9th inning single by Eugenio Suarez downed the Redbirds. More of that tonight please!
The Reds and Dan Straily face Jaime Garcia tonight; here’s the tale of the tape!
Of particular note is this fact…
Yes, I tweeted that just so I could snip it into this column. And, yes, I liked my own tweet. Sue me!
Mr. Joseph Votto makes his (triumphant?) return to the Reds lineup today. That’s a good thing in my book.
You’ll notice that, for a 2nd night in a row, Jose Peraza is not playing. Last night Ivan DeJesus, Jr got the nod. Tonight, Tyler Holt gets the nod. Yeah, yeah, Peraza doesn’t play 1B and RF, but a workable solution could have been accomplished.
[EDIT! 12:52 MDT] Apparently BP is being scratched due to a sore foot. Peraza will take his place at 2nd. I haven’t seen the lineup and I have to leave the house, so you’ll have to make due!
Tonight is Eugenio Suarez Bobblehead Night. I’m calling another Suarez walkoff. Take it to the bank!!
No one likes the Cardinals. (Stole that from Wesley)