Game Thread

Reds vs Cardinals – June 6, 2017

The Cincinnati Reds (26-30) square off tonight at 7:10 PM against the St. Louis Cardinals (26-29) in the second game of a four game series at GABP. The Reds had an exciting 4-2 comeback win last evening, courtesy of a big seventh inning. The Reds now find themselves just 3.0 games out of first place in the division.

Starting Pitchers

Tim Adleman has put together back to back quality starts on the road (at PHI, at TOR): 14.0 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 9 K. Adleman’s biggest struggle this season has been giving up the long ball. The good news for him is that the Cardinals rank 27th in the MLB in home runs. The bad news is that Adleman has already been beat around by the Cardinals this season back in April: 5.1 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, 2 HR, 1 BB, 3 K.

Adam Wainwright will be making his 23rd career start against the Reds (4.55 ERA, 1.31 WHIP). The Reds really beat around Wainwright during his down year a season ago (4 GS, 6.55 ERA). However, Wainwright is on an absolute tear right now. Over his last four starts, he has allowed just 1 run (26.1 IP, 0.34 ERA, 16 H, 0 HR, 10 BB, 21 K).

Starting Lineup

Conclusion

The Reds starting pitching has been historically bad. Yet somehow, someway, the Reds are just 3.0 games out of first place in the division. The Reds could move ahead of the Cardinals in the standings with a win tonight, so tonight is a big game. Go Reds!

135 thoughts on “Reds vs Cardinals – June 6, 2017

  1. Hat trick for Scooter!

    Big Sal Romano is back….5 shutout in Lville with 8 Ks. Can we please send Arroyo packing now? Adleman, Feldman, Wojo, Romano, and Garrett. Its either cut Arroyo loose now or have a logjam when Finnegan/Homer are back in a few weeks. Lets live in the here and now!

    • Box score has him in RF, with Gennett remaining in LF.

      Kiv moved from RF to 1B.

  2. It would be fun to see Gennett get another plate appearance … 16 players have hit four home runs in a game, the most recent being Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers on May 8, 2012.

  3. I just got home. And I’m recording the replay at midnight. Looks like it’s been a fun game.

    Is it too soon to ask when we’re going to have the red leg nation get together

  4. Brewers Chase Anderson with 6 shutout innings tonite and 20 straight overall. His era is down to 3.01. Milw got him from Arizona a few years ago. We need to find one solid guy like that outside the organization imo and we have enough internally to make up the rest of a good staff!

    • We got more than enough talent in house to more than fill the rotation. There will be some real tough decisions for the Reds to make in regards to the rotation coming up pretty soon.

      • 5 guys that are ready to go 180 innings with an era of 4 or less? By 2018? I don’t see it? Especially since they’re determined to keep the 2nd/3rd best arm in the organization in the pen w/Lorenzen.

    • I actually think the Reds have all the pieces to have a great staff already. Between Disco/Finnegan/Garrett/Reed/Romano/Mahle/Stephenson/Davis/Castillo/Lorenzen, the Reds should be able to get 5 decent to really good starters.

      Of course, if they wanted to package one of those guys with Cozart to trade for an even surer bet of a young hotshot starter, I wouldn’t be opposed.

      • I can’t argue with that except that half of them may not do it by next year. As a fan I want 2018 to be the target. Votto will be 35 next year. I guess if they don’t keep Cozart then take more time developing guys and shoot for 2019.

        • Hopefully Senzel will be a starter by 2019 and Peraza will be improved. Offense won’t be a problem!

      • You would think that from that list you could get five, but what’s happened this year shows that you never know. And, you can never be sure that just because someone can pitch well in the minors that he will be able to make the big step successfully.

        • I actually consider Disco and Finnegan to be more or less penciled in for the future starting rotation. Garrett I also think will be fine, he’s just going through some growing pains (ala Johnny Cueto).

          That means the Reds just need to come up with a minimum of 2 more, and hopefully a true “Ace” among them.

    • And that’s saying a lot, because the offense has been quite entertaining almost all season.

  5. In the old days they would they “rip up his contract” and write write a new one. Essentially with anywhere from $500-$1000 bonus

  6. Wow…..I was at a game with my Cubs buddy when Joey hit 3 vs the Cubs (team hit 7). Backup player is the first Red in team history….Big Klu, Bench, Foster, Perez, Eric the Red, Dunn, Junior….crazy!!!!!

  7. Except for the starting pitching, I love this team. I love watching them every night.

  8. Maybe Cingrani will give up 12 runs, and Scooter will get a chance to go for #5.

  9. Good ole THOM! couldn’t even get his RBI total correct….kept saying he had 9

  10. Beyond fun tonight. Never would have dreamed Scooter goes 5-for-5 with a weak bloop and 4 over the fences. His smile heading into the clubhouse that last time was spectacular.

    Cingrani a little rusty but settled down and helped be a nice DP.

    Reds win. Birds lose. Great night.

    • Agreed. As appreciation goes, Adleman seems to be stuck in the second tier of Reds pitchers. But the guy tends to keep the ball on the ground which is a positive at GABP.

  11. I assume the recap is delayed as the writer continues to scour the dictionary to find words that can encapsulate the greatness of Scooter Gennett.

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