2016 Reds / Game Thread

Reds vs. Cardinals – September 4, 2016

Today, the Reds (57-77) go for the series sweep of the Cardinals (70-64) after obliterating the Redbirds last night in front quite a few Redleg Nation and Red Reporter writers with an assorted smattering of you guys as well. It’s also a long weekend. This truly is a great day.

Starting Pitchers

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Tim Adleman technically recorded a quality start his last time out, throwing 6.0 innings while allowing three runs, but Adleman also took the loss in that matchup against the Angels. On the whole, Adleman has not been stellar since returning to the team in August, having given up seven runs in 16.0 innings and allowing five home runs.

Carlos Martinez is having a pretty spectacular year for the Cardinals, and his last three starts reflect that ability. Over those starts, Martinez has gone a total of 25.0 innings while giving up three earned runs and striking out 25.

Starting Lineups

Cardinals Reds
1. Matt Carpenter (1B)
2. Jedd Gyorko (SS)
3. Brandon Moss (LF)
4. Stephen Piscotty (RF)
5. Yadier Molina (C)
6. Greg Garcia (3B)
7. Randal Grichuk (CF)
8. Kolten Wong (2B)
9. Carlos Martinez (P)
1. Billy Hamilton (CF)
2. Zack Cozart (SS)
3. Joey Votto (1B)
4. Brandon Phillips (2B)
5. Scott Schebler (RF)
6. Eugenio Suarez (3B)
7. Jose Peraza (LF)
8. Ramon Cabrera (C)
9. Tim Adleman (P)

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Concluding Thoughts

Short preview today because college football is back, which means baseball is almost over but also that a large part of the country will stop caring about baseball now. Which is sad. Also, I’m a Vandy fan so college football being back means nothing to me.

Anyway, last night after the game, my roommate who is a huge Cardinals fan walked in and just yelled, “Why can’t the Reds just take their lumps and get a high draft pick. Stop beating us man. Help yourself.” Which, while sound logic, just isn’t as fun as beating the Cardinals.

Go Reds!

27 thoughts on “Reds vs. Cardinals – September 4, 2016

  1. I understand the logic at the draft choice. I just cannot root for the Reds to lose, ever. Especially to the Cardinals

  2. The Reds have made a change in their lineup, BP is scratched (sore foot). Hernan Iribarren has been added to the MLB roster and activated. He starts at 2B in place of BP and bats #8. Here it is

    Hamilton 8,
    Cozart 6,
    Votto 3,
    Suarez 5,
    Schebler 9,
    Peraza 7,
    Cabrera 2,
    Iribarren 4,
    Adleman RHP

    I’ve seen nothing to indicate any more than a day off for Duvall and DeJesus.

    For those who follow such things Daniel Wright is DFA to make room for Iribarren on the 40 man.

    • Iribarren had a good season at Louisville and probably deserves a call up simply as a “well done, here’s a pay bonus” from the Reds.

      From an organizational standpoint, however, makes no sense. Having to make room on the 40 man roster for a 32 yr old journeyman when you have Herrera (possible 2B of the future) and Renda (promising utility prospect) already on the 40 man is not how you look to the future

      You have to think this is just a cameo appearance until minor league playoffs are over

      • I was wondering why they just didn’t bring Peraza in from LF to play 2B and start Duvall (or Holt) or alternately just play DeJesus at 2B. What they did makes a person wonder if there are multiple things going on with players have limited or no availability today.

        It is a nice bonus of Iribarren regardless. Under the CBA, if I understand correctly, he will collect a month of MLB salary regardless of how long he is up. That’s $80-90K; perhaps as much or more as he was making for the entire year at AAA as a minor league free agent.

        BBRef isn’t showing Iribarren’s MLB service time. I believe it takes 43 days to make the lowest rung in the player’s pension. He has 24 MLB game appearances; so, if he isn’t pension qualified, this stay could do it for him which would also be a nice bonus.

      • Right. Isnt this exactly why you have these guys in the dugout already? Peraza should be starting 4 times a week minimum, and given his versatility, that ain’t rocket science.

    • Not saying wright would of ever been any good but, why not DFA ohlendorf, or Simon who are not part of the future?

      • And now Wright is gone, claimed by the Angels while the Reds still at least 3 guys in their MLB pen who figure to be out of the org by the time the 40 man roster is set for the Rule 5 draft in December.

  3. Cabrera not drilling the base runner between the numbers to force the umpires to call the runner out is unacceptable, my 9 and 10 year olds knew to force the call when the base runner was out of the lane. The fact that Holt didn’t have a clue where to go with the play? These are things we literally teach kids 7,8,9 and 10 years old how in the he….ck are these clowns at the major league level?

  4. When you look at who is on the field today and the roster as a whole,I am hopeful that next year and beyond we don’t see this ever again.I expect us to field genuine major league caliber players starting next year.There is hope.Go Reds.

    • I’m not encouraged regarding roster management if Brayan Price returns as the manager next year.

  5. The kid is playing like he wants a job but for some reason nobody can believe it.Guess there must be an agenda being played out that keeps him off the field.

    • Must be. Not sure if he is an answer for the future or not, but the only way to know is to play him. It would be nice to know what we have in a couple of these guys before next spring.

  6. If Billy is down for a while,wouldn’t it be great to see Winker up here and play every day?Let Schebler play center and see what Winker can go in right.

  7. Those two runs we gave them in the 6th are beginning to look big right now

  8. Think the Reds will use what is called a “Brain” this offseason and get rid of Jumbo D and Russ Ohlendorf??

    • I’m a bit surprised Diaz is still there. Ohlendorf would need to be resigned to keep and I don’t see the Reds doing that. What might be interesting is if they try to buy low on local guy Joe Smith for the pen. He’s a good pitcher who’s had some injury issues this year.

    • That’s asking a lot. It would mean the FO would have to spend some time concentrating on the bullpen for 2017.

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