The smoking hot Cincinnati Reds (9-27) will put their huge one-game win streak on the line today at 12:35 PM against the New York Mets (18-16). The Reds will be looking for their first home series win of 2018 (excluding the 1-game sweep of the Cubs).

Starting Pitchers

Starting Lineups

Mets Reds
1. Brandon Nimmo (CF)
2. Wilmer Flores (3B)
3. Asdrubal Cabrera (2B)
4. Jay Bruce (RF)
5. Adrian Gonzalez (1B)
6. Devin Mesoraco (C)
7. Michael Conforto (LF)
8. Zack Wheeler (P)
9. Amed Rosario (SS)
1. Jesse Winker (LF)
2. Jose Peraza (SS)
3. Joey Votto (1B)
4. Eugenio Suarez (3B)
5. Scott Schebler (RF)
6. Alex Blandino (2B)
7. Tony Cruz (C)
8. Sal Romano (P)
9. Billy Hamilton (CF)

News and notes

49 Responses

  1. docproctor

    Going to the ballpark to see this one today–first of the season (if you don’t count ST). Pulling for a series win.

  2. David

    Hmmm…..Duvall out, Schebler in.

    And Blandino at 2nd. I would like Schebler in CF, Winker in right and Gennett in Left.

    Moar power!!

    I am going to wager the baseballs will be flying out of the park today. Minimum of 4 hr (total) to be hit by both teams.

  3. Jim Walker

    So just when FoxSportsOH finally start carrying these weekday matinees, the games become nigh onto unwatchable. At least we have the attraction today of seeing Mesoraco in a Metz uniform and his replacement working behind the plate for the Reds. Starting to wonder if Rosell Herrera is missing in action or maybe the terms of his work visa don’t allow him to work in Ohio?

    • renbutler

      Then don’t watch.

      FSOhio has aired 145 games per year for the past few years, but this year they upped it to all 162.

      • Jim Walker

        I “monitored” what was going on until my wide suggested a late lunch/ very early supper. Got back just in time to see the replay of Duvall’s HR.

    • VaRedsFan

      Herrera looks completely overmatched by MLB pitching

      • Jim Walker

        That’s to be expected when you get a PA a couple of times a week.

    • lwblogger2

      He was in there Monday. Came in on a double-switch to play LF. Got 1 PA I believe.

      • Jim Walker

        I was probably watching Caps/ Pens or Jets/ Preds when that happened.

    • renbutler

      Senzel is experiencing vertigo. I deal with it myself (Meniere’s disease), including two minor episodes in the past 12 hours. I couldn’t imagine playing baseball. It’s hard to even walk around the house.

  4. SultanofSwaff

    Boulware and Okey couldn’t be less deserving of promotions, yet Tyler Stephenson gets stiffed. Soooo Reds!

    I like the VanMeter promotion—controls the strike zone well with a little pop. Upgrade over Trahan.

    Other than the video on the Enquirer website, was there any more video of DW speaking to how the Harvey signing should be viewed from the lens of not giving our young pitchers opportunities?

  5. renbutler

    Wow, that’s embarrassing for the Mets.

    Bailed out Winker, who made a poor effort at that ball. I’ve never seen an outfielder to leap to avoid being hit by a fair ball like that.

  6. Matt WI

    Wowsers. The Mets submitted the wrong lineup and the first inning ends despite a double by Cabrera. Way to pay attention to detail, there Riggleman!

    • Aaron Bradley

      So if they had gone out 1-2-3 he wouldn’t have said anything, but because of the double he protested the wrong lineup?

      • Matt WI

        No, I think they probably say something either way… it’s only going to come back around.

      • earmbrister

        Matt, I don’t thing the manager says anything until they want to “pull it out of their back pocket “

        I believe he could’ve waited until a later inning.

        ABTW, Jay Bruce got the out and he never went to the plate.

      • renbutler

        #2 and #3 were swapped.

        After #3 batted in the #2 position, they had to wait until the next at-bat was complete to notify the umpire.

  7. doofus

    Cabrera called out in 1st inning for batting out order.

    • renbutler

      It broke Gameday. It’s stuck on the double and an “on-field delay.”

      • Matt WI

        I was just about to ask if anybody else’s wasn’t working. I refreshed like 8 times and started a new window. Nothing has moved. Broken indeed.

      • renbutler

        They probably have to go back and reset the game. There might not be a mechanism for substituting a player who is already in the game, which is what they would have to do for both the #2 and #3 slots.

      • Matt WI

        Mine just finished cycling through the Reds half of the first.

      • renbutler

        They still have the Mets’ lineup out of order, plus they said that Bruce grounded out in the first inning.

  8. Sliotar

    Nice job by Romano.

    Pitch count jumped towards end, but got through the lineup basically 3 times without being mauled.

    Just need a big knock from somebody.

    • VaRedsFan

      2nd/3rd no outs. 4-5-6 up…and couldn’t push 1 across

      • WVRedlegs

        Would have been a nice place to run a suicide squeeze. Maybe not with Suarez, but with Schebler up next as he bunts fairly well. It would have been unexpected. That extra run would have been nice to have.

      • WVRedlegs

        Meant more of a safety squeeze with Schebler than a suicide squeeze. Since he is LH, the C might have been able to get a good look at the runner coming down the 3rd base line if it would have been a suicide squeeze. It is like a free run if the batter executes it properly. And Schebler is a pretty good bunter when he has to be.

      • docproctor

        I was at the game with my son and was calling for a suicide squeeze.

  9. renbutler

    Heavy rain with some lightning is within five miles and bearing down on GABP.

  10. Ernest

    Yep, great start for Romano. 7 K’s is a good sign

    • lwblogger2

      His defense has certainly improved.

    • jim t

      Peraza with another bunt hit as well. His 6th of the season. If he would draw a few walks he could be a player we need at the top of the order. As you mentioned his glove is coming around.

    • greenmtred

      He is, but I wish he’d throw better.

  11. renbutler

    They got very lucky, as much heavier cells split the ballpark just to the north and south.

  12. Darrin

    Please don’t be hurt

  13. Mike Adams

    It looked like Iglesias was grimacing and grabbing his left upper arm after those last few pitches in the ninth. Not his pitching arm though.

  14. lwblogger2

    Would be a good time for Blandino to experience “walk-off bliss” I think.

  15. lwblogger2

    I like plate-discipline but Blandino is taking way too many strike 3s and according to Gameday (my only choice to follow at work), that one got a lot of the zone.

  16. lwblogger2

    Adam Duvall with the walk-off jack!

  17. earmbrister

    I had just buzzed my assistant, a Mets season ticket holder, during the Duvall AB. Just finished asking if Ramos was the Mets reliever known to give up the longball when Duvall hit the walk off homer.

    My assistant said I couldn’t have timed it better.

    Go Reds!!! A series win!

  18. Mark Lang

    Whoomp, there it is! We’ve got double digit wins! I repeat, we’ve got double digit wins!

    • renbutler

      7-9 in the last 16 games too. Almost as if they are a mid-pack big-league team.

      If only they weren’t 1-9 in one-run games…

  19. Mike Adams

    Good indication of improvement. Won the rubber match of a 3 game series in a pitchers’ duel.
    That is what they have not been doing so far this season.
    To be five hundred winning percentage or better, or dare we hope, a playoff team within the next couple years, our pitchers have got to hang tough in tight games until the offense can plate a run.
    “Please, sir, may I have another?”