Guess no one was assigned to the game thread tonight. E-RN.

BREWERS
1. Eric Thames (L) RF
2. Christian Yelich (L) CF
3. Jesus Aguilar (R) 1B
4. Travis Shaw (L) 3B
5. Ryan Braun (R) LF
6. Brad Miller (L) 2B
7. Erik Kratz (R) C
8. Orlando Arcia (R) SS
9. Junior Guerra (R) P
REDS
1. Jose Peraza (R) SS
2. Tucker Barnhart (S) C
3. Joey Votto (L) 1B
4. Scooter Gennett (L) 2B
5. Eugenio Suarez (R) 3B
6. Jesse Winker (L) RF
7. Adam Duvall (R) LF
9. Billy Hamilton (S) CF

Steve grew up in Cincinnati as a die-hard fan of Sparky’s Big Red Machine. After 25 years living outside of Ohio, mostly in Ann Arbor, he returned to the Queen City in 2004. He has resumed a first-person love affair with the Cincinnati Reds and is a season ticket holder at Great American Ball Park. The only place to find Steve’s thoughts of more than 140 characters is Redleg Nation. Follow his tweets @spmancuso.

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  1. Good first for Disco. Ks Reds killer Thames.

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  2. Peraza leadoff homer, I’ll take it!

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  3. Back to back games with a homer.Come out of your shoes when you swing dude.Go Peraza.

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    • Brain cramp.He swings at the first pitch after Billy gets on.Just have to be aware and give him a chance to steal.

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  4. Suarez double. He is becoming a super star. Far better than I ever dreamed when he was traded for.

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  5. This is a scary offense when Peraza/Billy/Duvall are doing something fairly often! They moved up to 10th in total runs. This could be a top 5 offense if you add Senzel & subtract Billy.

    Disco hitting 95 too!!!!!

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  6. This offense is good. Wish Schebler was playing though.

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  7. Jacob DeGrom should already be in route to GABP. If Bob C really cared He would be here no later than tomorrow..

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    • DeGrom has three years of team control left. That’s the kind of pitcher Dick Williams should talk long and hard with the Mets about.

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  8. Got to like that start

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  9. Good thing this thread was up late. I was going to piss and moan about Schebler not batting leadoff. And then Peraza hit his homer.

    Still not happy that Schebler is sitting. He’s hitting .345/.402 for June.

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  10. I am at the pool with my kids. Was that a GABP homer by Peraza?

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  11. Lots of good developments in Redsland the last 6 weeks. A healthy productive strike throwing Anthony Desclafani might be the most important.

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    • He looks better then ever….knock on wood. I was afraid he would struggle trying to get it back

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  12. Leave Schebler at leadoff but Jose needs to hit 2nd…not Tucker. Jose has always made contact too…even if its weak. They can hit-n-run with him.

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  13. That hurt….because its was unnecessary for one thing. Aguilar has been hot and he looks so confident. Just try to paint the outside corner and if he walks then he walks. I enjoyed watched Dan Straily pitch with the Reds because he was smart like that. He would unofficially intentionally walk guys that could hurt him to find a guy that wasn’t seeing him as well when he had 2 outs already. Hopefully Disco will learn from that. Thats def not a pick your poison situation like the Reds lineup. Travis Shaw is hitting .242

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  14. Team record when these pitchers start a game:
    Mahle: 9-7
    Romano: 8-8
    Castillo: 8-8
    Harvey: 5-4
    Disco: 3-1
    Bailey: 1-11
    Finnegan: 0-6

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  15. Winkers ability to hit to all fields and have superior command of the strike zone is a big hit tool.

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  16. We’ve seen GABP HRs in the LF corner tonight. Glad Winker hit one of them.

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  17. I really don’t know how it all the sudden came together for this team.

    But boy, it’s fun to see good, clean, competitive baseball being played by the Cincinnati Reds again.

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  18. Big time inning by Disco right there.Experience matters and it showed in getting Thames and Broxton.Lets get some more runs and put this one away.

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  19. Disco third time through the order against 3-4-5. 3 pitch out with pinpoint control then 1 pitch out then 2 pitch out.Experience and poise matter.Castillo and Romano and Mahle haven’t logged the miles.
    Disco is back and this rebuild just took 2 steps forward. Perhaps he is the guy who needs extended.

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  20. I agree Old School.Hope the young guys are paying close attention.

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  21. Great outing by Disco.

    Yelich went out of game with injury, but not too many starters are going to hold Thames/Yelich/Shaw/Braun to a combined 0 for 10.

    Still got to go through them one more time to finish it off.

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  22. Somehow you just knew Thames was gonna do that.

    Still sucks, though.

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    • Yup. 0 for 10 with that gang is an outlier.

      That is also a prime example of putting a dangerous hitter in the leadoff spot.
      Always that chance of getting an extra at-bat, in an inning or end of game.

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  23. Everybody in the bullpen can’t be perfect everytime. Garrett was going to well and you knew he would have his bad inning. No sweat . Let’s get it back offense.

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  24. If Riggleman called for Barnhart to bunt in the 7th with no outs and Peraza on first base, I don’t understand it.

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  25. Out hit and outpitched them but 2 bad pitches may cost them the game? You just cannot let Thames get his arms extended….he’s too strong! Hate see lefties just throw lefty hitters fastballs too….alot of lefties struggle vs lefties because of breaking balls. Anyone can crush a heater out over the plate.

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  26. Yelich is out too…..Broxton hitting .200 on deck!!!!!

    Riggleman has to let Garrett know that you don’t let him beat you!!! Send out Darwin to tell him!!!!

    Unacceptable!!! Broxton beats you with the bases loaded….then so be it.

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  27. This game is #&$&$’g me off the more I think about it. Billy gets a leadoff hit….doesn’t run. Peraza gets on to leadoff….Barnhart bunts? Schebler on the bench for no reason? In the process of giving another game away. This team has shown they have enough talent, but there is no margin for error to make stupid decisions!

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  28. Too bad there’s no way for this team to find out its sac bunts rarely work. If only there were some sort of publication — perhaps a blog of some sort — pointing it out again and again and again and again and again.

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    • Having Marty read some of the comments here over the years on bunting, in the form of Jimmy Fallon’s Mean Tweets, would be great.

      He would likely volunteer to do it.

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    • I think he was trying to surprise bunt for a hit, but why not let Peraza take a shot to steal 2nd beforehand? Or hit-n-run?

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  29. I know he had a big RBI single yesterday but I never feel remotely confident when I see Duvall at the plate this year.

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  30. Still so pissed at Garrett. Two wild outside pitches followed by a 2-0 meatball to a guy who had homered against him twice before. Broxton on deck. Thames never should have seen a fastball.

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    • Riggleman/Darwin can always jump in….who didn’t see it coming. Thames destroys the Reds. I’d rather get beat 10-1 then give games away.

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    • This is baseball a game of failures , you just have to fail less then your opponent. Garrett had been doing good up until getting hit by a come backer. Thames is a beast!! Riggleman should have pulled Garrett or Disco before the walk.Riggleman knows Thames history against the Reds and Garrett. Where do you throw the ball to Thames? You can’t throw it inside , over the plate or even outside he will muscle it out. Should have just walked him .

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  31. Floro has had a couple tough recent appearances. First the meatball in Atlanta that got the Reds beat in extras and now the double and balk that led to the run that could pretty much put this away for the Brewers. Dang.

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  32. Can’t make many mistakes against this Brewers team. They don’t look like they beat themselves.

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  33. It sucks that Votto, Scooter, and Suarez didn’t get to hit in the 9th because they bat 3, 4, and 5.

    Hitting Suarez so far down in the order is just plain stupid.

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    • I keep waiting for a game in which the Reds’ best five hitters hit 1 through 5. That’s what old school managers used to do.

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About Steve Mancuso

Steve grew up in Cincinnati as a die-hard fan of Sparky's Big Red Machine. After 25 years living outside of Ohio, mostly in Ann Arbor, he returned to the Queen City in 2004. He has resumed a first-person love affair with the Cincinnati Reds and is a season ticket holder at Great American Ball Park. The only place to find Steve's thoughts of more than 140 characters is Redleg Nation. Follow his tweets @spmancuso.

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