The surging Reds and reeling Brewers meet tonight in game 2 of the current 4 game set in Milwaukee.  The Reds have won 7 of 10 including 5 straight to move within 3 games of .500. Meanwhile the Brewers have dropped 7 of 10 including 5 of their last 6 to fall a game and a half off the NL Central lead.  The first pitch at Miller park is at 8:10 EDT.

STARTING PITCHERS

Right-handers Sonny Gray and Chase Anderson square off tonight in game 2.

REDS

Sonny Gray has posted a 3.23 FIP in 14 starts for the Reds in 2019. This is good enough for top 10 in the NL among qualified  pitchers. Unfortunately for Gray, he is currently a few innings short of qualified status. So, we can’t quite say he has an official  NL top 10 FIP.  However this doesn’t take away from the quality of work Gray has given the Reds. In the last month over 5 starts (27.2 innings), Gray has been even slightly better, posting a 3.06 FIP despite a rough outing last time out.

Gray has a previous outing versus the Brewers this season. It was one of his best games of the season. Over 6 innings he shutout the Brew Crew  on 5 hits to launch the Reds toward a 3-0 win. However he  allowed 4 walks in that game. Allowing walks at that rate is something Gray will most likely need  to avoid tonight if he wishes to continue his success versus the Brewers.

BREWERS

Chase Anderson is a blue collar pitcher (#276 overall draft pick in 2009) who has managed to hang around  MLB since 2014 making 147 appearances of which 141 have been starts and accruing a 4.58 career FIP.  All six of those non-starting appearances have all come this year after he was sent to the bullpen at season’s beginning. However in late April, the Brewers moved him back into their starting rotation.  Since entering the rotation he has a 4.29  FIP in 8 starts (36.2 innings)  In 3 June starts, his FIP is  5.81; and, he has made it past the fourth inning just once.

PITCHER FIP WHIP HR/9 BB% K%
Sonny Gray 3.23 1.21 0.75 9.1% 26.7%
Chase Anderson 4.58 1.39 1.54 9.3% 24.0%

Both guys can strike’em out but both also  tend to walk a few more than their managers would like for them to. The walks are potentially more troublesome for Anderson given his HR/9 rate. For Gray, walking fewer would allow him to pitch deeper into games.

BULLPENS

The Reds bullpen was tasked to cover 3 innings Thursday night.  Jared Hughes pitched 2 of them and threw 29 pitches in the process. At best he will be available for very limited duty tonight. Zach Duke threw 15 pitches and also would likely make no more than a spot appearance tonight.

The Brewers pen had to cover 4 innings on Thursday. Freddy Peralta threw 45 pitches in 2 innings of work and is almost certainly unavailable tonight. Two other Brewer pitchers threw 13 pitches each in covering the remaining 2 innings and should be OK for an inning tonight. Josh Hader sat for a fourth consecutive game.

LINEUPS

         REDS       BREWERS
1. Nick Senzel (CF)
2. Joey Votto (1B)
3. Eugenio Suarez (3B)
4. Derek Dietrich (LF)
5. Yasiel Puig (RF)
6. Jose Iglesias (SS)
7. Jose Peraza (2B)
8. Curt Casali (C)
9. Sonny Gray (P)
1. Ben Gamel (LF)
2. Christian Yelich (RF)
3. Lorenzo Cain (CF)
4. Mike Moustakas (2B)
5. Eric Thames (1B)
6. Manny Pina (C)
7. Travis Shaw (3B)
8. Orlando Arcia (SS)
9. Chase Anderson (P)

 

NEWS AND NOTES

We noted above that Sonny Gray isn’t on the qualified list for ERA/FIP. To be qualified, a pitcher must have competed at least as many innings as the number of games his team has played. That’s 162.0 innings at season’s end. During the season the number is adjusted downward based on the games played to date. With 71.2 innings pitched Gray is right on the cusp.  But is this standard out of date?

Here’s a look at Thursday’s Reds minor league action from Reds Minor Leagues

How good has Reds pitching been in 2019?

If you haven’t gotten around to it yet, check out this look at the Reds catching situation elsewhere on Redleg Nation

And Jesse Winker is OUT! But then upon further review, he isn’t. Really!

FINAL THOUGHTS

One in the books to the Reds favor and hopefully 3 more to go. Winning is a lot more fun than losing, isn’t it?!? Note to Reds: The way to handle Josh Hader is get a lead early and hold it. Please try your best to do the same again tonight. GO REDS!!


Data and Stats vis MLB.com, Fangraphs and Baseball Reference

 

143 Responses

  1. Klugo

    Reds are surging.
    No rain delay.
    Front row Amy.
    Life is good.

  2. RojoBenjy

    I’m at a loss for why Jesse Winker is not starting against a RHP.

    Any reasonable explanation?

    • RojoBenjy

      The Brewers didn’t get him out at third yesterday. The only thing that’s stopping him is the manager’s pencil and the lineup card.

    • PhP

      I was thinking the same thing. And he’s not even sitting for Ervin. I like Bell, but why he thinks Peraza should ever start in front of Winker (especially against a RH) is insane.

      • RojoBenjy

        Especially after the week that Winker is having.

    • Doug Gray

      As pointed out by Bobby Nightengale:

      RHH vs Chase Anderson: 1.001 OPS
      LHH vs Chase Anderson: .561 OPS

      He’s got extreme reverse splits.

      • Old-school

        You are assuming hypothetical hitters.. Jose Peraza isn’t a hypothetical hitter. He s the worst hitter in baseball. Jesse Winker isn’t a hypothetical hitter. He’s an .800 OPS hitter and 25 and a big reason the reds have won 5 games in a row

      • Doug Gray

        I didn’t make a single assumption. I literally posted the splits against Chase Anderson.

      • PhP

        Ervin is still on the roster correct? Is he also going to get the Vanmeter treatment.

      • Old-school

        When you respond to legitimate comments on why Winker isn’t playing…. With splits on handedness …. That’s defending Peraza over Winker . But…it’s easy.

        Do you support Winker being benched and Peraza starting? Clarify your position.

      • Doug Gray

        No, it’s not “defending it”, it’s presenting information as to why the manager may be doing it.

        Everything doesn’t have to be some scorching hot take written in hardened steel so we can come back 2 hours later and scream I told you so. The poster asked if there was a reasonable explanation as to why Winker may be sitting.

      • Old-school

        No scorching hot takes.
        No reasonable explanations, because there aren’t any.
        Objective facts with OPS and wRC+. Jesse Winker is .800 Ops and wRC+ above average. Jose Peraza is wRC+ worst hitters in baseball. Peraza is below .600 OPS. Thats unreasonable on a team that’s won 5 in a row with Winker leading the charge.

        But, 1 game in MLB is small sample. Peraza could go 3-4. Bell knows that.

      • Doug Gray

        If you don’t think 300+ points difference in OPS platoon splits for a pitcher is a reasonable explanation then I don’t know what to tell you.

        And the whole “clarify your position” addition to your response certainly suggests you want some sort of take.

      • Old-school

        Doug- you are living in hypothetical fantasy world. The issue is simple. Who is better today against the Milwaukee Brewers. Jesse Winker or Jose Peraza. If you are arguing Jose Peraza is better today than Jesse Winker to hit, ok… That’s your position. I’m taking Jesse Winker.

      • Doug Gray

        I’m literally not taking a position. I’m simply saying that the opposing pitcher is absolutely terrible against right handed hitters and he absolutely owns left handed hitters, and that in itself is a reasonable idea to not play Jesse Winker and to play Jose Peraza. That’s not me saying I would do it. It’s simply me saying “sure, I can understand why someone would do that and not think they are the dumbest person on the planet” and that I’m not going to freak out over it.

      • Steve Schoenbaechler

        Oh, I can understand why that might be a reason Peraza is starting in front of Winker with a right hander on the mound (Anderson’s splits). That doesn’t mean it should occur. For instance, others could counter that Winker is a better hitter than Peraza, or the fact that Winker is a left handed batter with a right handed pitcher, or that Winker is on a roll in June with an OBP over 400 for June where Peraza is struggling with an OBP under 300 for June, or that Peraza’s splits vs right/left would state not to start him tonight, compared with Winker’s would dictate to start him tonight. With so many more of the sabermetrics going toward Winker, not much of a reason to start Peraza over Winker.

      • Steve Schoenbaechler

        It would be more likely something like keeping Winker rested, or maybe he is injured, or woke up sick, or something like that which happens on a daily basis.

    • Scott Benhase

      I thought that too when I saw the lineup. Makes no sense other than Perraza is 3-9 against Anderson. But still? DB can be too cute sometimes for the team’s own good.

      • RojoBenjy

        Well, then Jose9 better be at least 1-3 with an RBI and run scored or this is a fail lol.

        Dietrich is like 1 for 7 against Anderson. Why is he in LF then?

        Well let’s see. Maybe they’re both due.

        Just win, baby!

      • RojoBenjy

        Ok! He did what I asked him to do! Maybe I should request it more often.

  3. Old-school

    Benching .800 OPS players for .580 OPS players is dumb but calculated. Bell knows he can get away with that in a team sport with pitching and offense and defense and luck and 25 man rosters. Disappointing though.

    • greenmtred

      It’s obvious that Jesse is sitting because he is still swooning over his amazing baserunning and couldn’t be expected to have his head in the game.

  4. Indy Red Man

    I agree on Winker. He’s been hot! Surely he tweaked something after that crazy triple? Or something? Absolutely no other reason he shouldn’t be out there unless Milw announced that Hader is starting.

  5. matt hendley

    Brauns out too, could be just his day off as well, or a coordinated Gentleman’s agreement between Counsel and Bell. Could be alot of things.

    Keep the train moving reds

  6. John Ring

    My reaction to the lineup was the same as Rojo. Sorry, I don’t care about “splits” or stats when a guy is hot and helped spark this 5 game winning streak. Da Wink needs to play right now.

  7. David

    The discussion of Winker and Peraza made me recall the unforgettable memory of Juan Castro pinch hitting for Josh Hamilton in 2007.

  8. W

    The game hasn’t started yet. Yeah everyone’s upset and Jose Peraza is playing

    I get it. We’ve lost six straight games to teams with worse records than ours. No wonder everyone’s in a bad mood. Or it could be that some people aren’t happy unless they’re unhappy

  9. Seat101

    Sigh… At some point during the game and my comment should clear moderation.

    Anyway, let’s go Reds!

  10. matt hendley

    Brandon Dixon just hit another HR. Just saying, remember what we got back for hi……. wait, what does this ‘designated for assignment’ mean

  11. CFD3000

    Add me to my the “Where’s Winker?” list. I’m not convinced Jose Peraza should even be playing in Cincinnati. Josh Van Meter and Alex Blandino would probably be more valuable. But there’s no way he belongs in the starting lineup ahead of Jesse Winker. And if by some miracle the situation calls for a right handed bat, Ervin should be in left and Farmer at 2B. But it doesn’t appear to be about right or left, else why is Dietrich starting in left? Frustrating.

    • Doug Gray

      This is the right question to be asking: Why is Dietrich batting cleanup if the lefty/right situation is the reason Winker wouldn’t be playing.

  12. matt hendley

    This game is like a conflict on the Korean Peninsula “fight tonight”

  13. Sliotar

    That look by Craig Counsell was priceless.
    “A jam already, Chase? Really?”

  14. matt hendley

    Puig!!!!!! With the Plate Discipline!!!!! and the RBI, run this pitcher early

  15. Old-school

    I don’t know that Milwaukee has the pitching. Lorenzo Cain is also very poor this season. The Reds might be better.

    • Rut

      Wow… only place I want to “get Peraza going” is to Louisville.

  16. Cincyborn2012

    Lol. Leave it to Peraza to swing at the first pitch and pop it up.

    • Indy Red Man

      And the thing about Peraza is that he’s a horrible defender too. I’ll say he’s average at 2B with his arm and range, but DD turned 2 nice dp’s last night with guys bearing down on him. Peraza threw it all over the place with the same situation last week.

      Enough about the 25th player on my team. Hope he hits 2 hrs and then win 12-0

    • TR

      He’s a free-swinger. Nothing new there.

      • vegastypo

        That’s exactly the point. No improvement. Nothing new here. When something doesn’t work, just keep it up !!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Sliotar

    Front Row Amy just getting seated, opening her scorebook as Yelich’s at bat started.

    Real scorers are in place from the first pitch.

  18. Seat101

    Love that expression “dead fish pitch”!

    I’ve never heard the phrase before but I knew exactly what he meant as soon as he said it

  19. Indy Red Man

    Sonny likes his fb tonite…..hardly any curveballs. 3-0 helps I’m sure, but its good to break patterns sometimes! Now time to add-on!

  20. Indy Red Man

    Yahoo fantasy baseball gives you 30 days stats when you want.

    Puig .905 ops last 30 days
    Suarez hitting .125 last 30 days. He needs to take LA off imo. Recharge the mental batteries. Bring back JVM and let him share 3B w/Farmer

  21. Curt

    Late to the game but yeah, Wink should be in left. Looks like Ervin is gonna get VanMetered. I thought they were finally gonna try to put together a regular platoon out there, two “outfielders” that match up L/R and give it a chance to settle in. Guess not. They seem dead set on getting a return on #9’s 2.775mil. Fair enough, I guess. We’re winning, that’s the most important thing.

  22. Grand Salami

    According to Gamecast, umps strike zone is artificially small. Forcing a lot of extra pitches and pitches into trouble.

  23. Mark Lang

    That was a strike against Suarez.

  24. Mark Lang

    Gamel looks like he’s going to sell you some insurance from Geico.

  25. Mark Lang

    Bring on the robot umpires – I can’t take these bums and their amazing irrational strike zones.

    • Cincyborn2012

      I’m with you, but Sonny’s command has not been good. He’s all over the place. Probably makes it harder for the umpire to be consistent.

  26. Seat101

    So, that’s two passed balls in two innings?

  27. Mark Lang

    *Foghorn Leghorn voice

    ah, ah, ah say, that boy is a ball magnet.

  28. vegastypo

    Note to Brewers: Dietrich ain’t gonna move out of the way of an inside pitch.

    • Sliotar

      For sure.

      Dietrich halfway to a Don Baylor HBP Golden Sombrero game.

  29. Curt

    Brewers broadcasters are starting to get highly agitated at DD leaving his arm out over the plate. They do kinda have a point.

    • matt hendley

      However, he was active in the effort of making a movement away from the trajectory of the ball….. not an effective move, but the rulebook says it doesn’t have to be.

      • Curt

        I hear ya, the first one was pretty clear but the second one was where they really took issue, saying that “it was practically a strike and that eventually the ump needs to put a stop to it”. The repeated replay does look like he stuck his elbow into it. You know which side I’m on so I’ve got no issue, just sharing.

      • matt hendley

        I gotcha, if you go look at it real close though he rotates his entire body away from the pitch (thus meeting the requirement) while leaving the elbow at the exact same spot relative to his body. It ‘just so happened’ that it intercepted the ball. But i understand what your saying

    • vegastypo

      Of course they do. But how many times have you ever seen a guy get hit by a pitch and NOT be given first base because he didn’t try to get out of the way. Not many, I’m guessing. … Counsell already went out there once and complained. (And I thought it was amusing that one of the TV guys said Counsell did just what Dietrich is doing now when he was a player. Kinda sabatoges your own argument there.)

      • Wayne nabors

        happened with scott rolen once,he appeared to lean in with his knee,ump waived it off

  30. Reddawg12

    Ok. Is it possible that Jose Iglesias is actually becoming a good hitter? Or is it just continued luck?

    • Mark Lang

      He certainly looks comfortable and like he knows what he doing at the plate. Why he isn’t signed to a 4 year deal now is a mystery to me.

    • RojoBenjy

      Someone postulated in yesterday’s game thread that the NL pitching may not be as good as the AL and therefore JI is reaping the benefit.

      Is that possible?

  31. Rut

    I’ll take that from Jose I and that from Jose P and add resurgent Jose V for the wins Alex

  32. Indy Red Man

    Seat is dancing in his seat. Even a broken clock is right twice a day:)

    I will Peraza is tough to K, if you’re silly enough to throw a strike

    • Seat101

      After a certain point I give up on the trolls and the ignorance. I understand that you guys don’t see value in Jose Peraza. The Reds manager does. The Reds front office does. I does. Too.

      I don’t live and die with every at bat. But yes I was happy that we scored two runs

      FYI, His BABIP was .238 going into tonight’s game.

      • Indy Red Man

        Exit velocity….see where JP ranks and see where Winker ranks. End of story. No offense against you. You’re a nice guy. Winker is just better. I want the best Reds players to play. I vow to take a Peraza break until after Anaheim. Atleast on the negativity. You have to remember though…Peraza is not only blocking WInker tonite, but 2 FIRST ROUNDERS in Ervin and Blandino. Somebody in the Reds organization liked them at some point as well.

      • Curt

        Now, now, Seat101 “trolls and ignorance”? There’s none of that going on here. The thread by it’s very nature is a place for all Reds couch GM’s to vent however they wish as long as it’s civil and respectful. There’s negative folks and positive folks and everything in between. Try not to take it personal. We all vent in different ways but we all want the same thing, A Reds victory. Your point of view is always good to have around and personally, I enjoy your input. But I wouldn’t waste energy trying to bring others around to seeing it as you do. Just keep doing your thing, no one’s trolling a Reds game thread and accusing ignorance from others is never a good idea. Carry on. Go Reds! Go Peraza!

  33. matt hendley

    Cubs have lost, STL is losing. Reds making moves again. could jump another team in the WC standings

    • matt hendley

      If ATL beats PHI and this game holds up, the reds will go to 3 out of the WC

    • JoJo

      Yeah but, Jose peraza started today so none of that matters apparently

  34. Aaron B.

    Gents, these are some funny comments today. I think we are all finally in a good mood about this team.

  35. Indy Red Man

    So if Peraza keeps hitting then who’s on the bench when Scooter is ready? DD, Peraza, Farmer, and the backup catcher I guess? Unless they give up their 13th pitcher?

  36. Aaron B.

    I vote for a bullpen arm, no doubt about it. Bell likes to use the bullpen heavily we can’t afford any weak links in that dept.

  37. Sliotar

    Wow.

    Stealing 2nd, 2 outs, down 5, Thames at the plate.

    Not respecting Casali’s arm …. or Cain has Gray’s timing down?

  38. First2Third

    It feels a little bit like torture watching Sonny Gray pitch (granted, not nearly as bad as last year.) He’s just all over the place.

    • Mark Lang

      Yeah, of all the moves the made, he’s the only one they signed an multi year deal with and he’s a number 5 pitcher.

  39. C Holbert

    71 pitches and not out of the third. we better keep that bullpen arm.

  40. Seat101

    We are on a pace for four hour+ nine inning game

  41. Seat101

    I hope it’s just a precautionary move because of his knee that Nick is not playing now.

    • Indy Red Man

      I think Senzel got most of that throw on his steal. Its probably bruising up pretty good. Should be no biggie. Kid sure is a ballplayer. I always compare the new guys to an old guy, but can’t think of anyone. He’s a really good athlete with 20 hr power….maybe Biggio but he’s a HOFer isn’t he?

      • Seat101

        As Charles de Gaulle said in French “old age is a shipwreck.”

        There are a couple of Cardinals he reminds me of but I think I might be conflating two of them. There were a lot of great cardinal hitters in the 80s who started out the way Nick is starting out here going back even farther there was Bobby Tolan

        Right now the best I can come up with a guy who also played for the Yankees named Roger Maris

    • PhP

      Did something happen? I’m not watching. Pull something hitting a homer?

      • Reddawg12

        When he stole second, the throw from the catcher hit him directly on the knee, on a line. Not after bouncing first. Hopefully it’s just a bad bruise.

      • PhP

        Thanks Reddawg, he seems to be having some bad luck with those. I think he got hit last night diving back to first.

  42. Indy Red Man

    We could’ve EASILY had Yelich if Daddy Jocketty would’ve given little Dickie permission. We had as good or better a farm system as Milw did.

    • RojoBenjy

      Seeing Wally J still sitting in the owner’s box always makes me feel very uneasy…

  43. Tomn

    Why is gray still in the game. Should have been out after the 4th. Then after he walked gamel. This is stupid.

  44. Indy Red Man

    Adios Mr Sonny….too erratic tonite. Its a shame because he had really good stuff and they put up runs for him too

  45. RojoBenjy

    Time for Captain Hook to make an appearance before Thames makes it a 1 run game.

  46. matt hendley

    This has got to be it. just giving Hernandez enough time to warm up

  47. Tomn

    If the Reds lose this game after getting up 6-1, it is completely on Bell.

  48. Roger Garrett

    Can’t let what just happened happen.Gray was toast early in this inning.Just not good at all by Bell.

    • Indy Red Man

      He’s trying to let his guy get the W…plus he handled Yelich easily twice. He just didn’t get it done tonite.

    • RojoBenjy

      I’m only following on GameDay and listened to radio intermittently between errands in the car. Was his body language off or something? I mean how clearly did Sony look toasted?

      • Mark Lang

        He walked two lead off hitters in 4 innings and I’m just guessing here – had about 5 walks?

  49. Indy Red Man

    Sonny has the stuff to be a #2, but his command and damage control just doesn’t cut it? Too many struggles just to get thru the 5th inning. If you told me that Roark would have the 2nd best era among starters…would’ve said you’re crazy.

  50. Don

    Gray needs to walk fewer batters, looks like 2018 Bob Steve.

  51. Indy Red Man

    Uh-oh? Reds killed them the 1st game last time and jumped out 5-0 the next day and lost. It sort of feels like a boxer that is really working his opponent over, but you see fatigue start to set in and the other guy picking up momentum.

  52. Seat101

    @JumWalker

    I forgot to tell you how much I enjoyed the precap. Good to have you back.

    • Seat101

      I can see I’m not the only one having trouble with the late post and timing out.

  53. Indy Red Man

    Iggy the SS!!! Wow!!! How much is it going to take to sign him now? I doubt he’s ever played any better then this?

  54. Seat101

    That was a very pretty double play

  55. Sliotar

    3/4ths of the way to the Don Baylor HBP Golden Sombrero game.

    Likely Dietrich gets another at-bat in this game.

  56. Seat101

    I think he threw at DD. I think the Brewers manager told him to throw at DD.

    • renbutler

      I’m a Brewers fan — they’re my #2 team behind the Reds. But this is ridiculous. I hate this kind of stuff.

    • Aaron B.

      Pretty tight game to intentionally throw at a guy who is batting .232. I mean he is dangerous, sure, but why not just pitch around him. He obviously doesn’t mind getting HBP so it doesn’t make sense to me.

    • Grand Salami

      Something is off here. counsel is jealous that Double D became twice the player he ever was with the same talent. Counsel needs a therapy session. Wants to be new clit hurdle.

    • Sliotar

      Come on, y’all…. they weren’t throwing at Dietrich.
      Run the video back.

      Dietrich had his (protected) elbow out, the pitch went up and in.

      Previous pitch, Milwaukee TV showed Bell joking about trying to buy the HBP call.

      Puig was in on-deck circle, you would think he would jump in, if there was intent.

      • Aaron B.

        Absolutely, power hitters like to get their arms extended, so you bust em inside to jam em, and DD with his elbow guard is staunch in the box. He has been getting hit all year by many teams, and gets HBP throughout his career among the leaders in the league. With Puid and Iglesias behind him both hot right now I just don’t see why you’d send a message when you just clawed within 2 runs.

      • renbutler

        Both pitches to him were up and in. Sometimes DD leans over the plate, but he didn’t this time.

  57. Indy Red Man

    This game is why they’ll never have robo-umpires. The ball is 1 inch off the plate…or 1 inch on and this guy calls it a ball. Everyone else moves the game along….otherwise every game is 9-7 and 4 hours long. Half the pitchers would need Tommy John every other year. I’m betting the Over the next time this guy umps. He’s ridiculous and we’re getting help from him somewhat.

  58. Sliotar

    Walks really do haunt.

    So do HBPs.

  59. Indy Red Man

    Can Farmer actually play catcher or not? He has more ceiling and younger then Casali and 3x better hitter then TB.

  60. matt hendley

    kyle farmer bloops in the win

  61. rex aultman

    after that walked in run Craig Council looked like he was passing a pine cone

  62. Reddawg12

    The longer we go without hearing an update on Senzel, the more I’m afraid it’s the dreaded V word. Man, I hope he’s okay and it’s nothing major.

    • Reddawg12

      According to Nick Senzel’s dad on twitter, his issue is only minor!

  63. Indy Red Man

    Pending 6/21/19 8:10pm MLB Baseball 959 Cincinnati Reds Over 4½ +120* vs Milwaukee Brewers (S Gray – R must Start C Anderson – R must Start)

    I’d say this was easy enough! Easier for you Ohio natives to make a sports bet…just head to WV.

  64. Seat101

    I’ll try posting one more time. According to game day Nick left the game due to a “injured head.“

    Good night all! Please bring home a winner

    • Steve Schoenbaechler

      Thta’s what I’m wondering. I missed any report on TV. Any idea what’s up?

  65. matt hendley

    monster by Puig. safe to say reds are moving upwards again. Will not Gain on STL but will move back to 3 games out on the WC.

  66. Don

    PUIG!!!!!!, makes it 11-4. Should be able to hold on for 6th in a row and Castillo pitching on Saturday vs Chacin whom is struggling (3-8 with 5.6 ERA) with < 5 innings per game.

    Looking great tonight.

  67. matt hendley

    A rare off day by Bowman, not worried long term but this game has been going on forever.

  68. Steve Schoenbaechler

    Why did Bell take Garrett out?

    • matt hendley

      I would bet to save him for Tomorow

  69. Mark Lang

    10 hits, 8 walks, 3 HRs.… Reds Pitching has been horrible tonight.

  70. Mark Lang

    First one in the strike zone is going to leave the yard.

  71. Mark Lang

    Picked the wrong day to give up drinking

  72. docmike

    Big out there on Grandal. Thought it was going to be our 4th straight walk.

  73. yorktownred

    Total torture. Nothing easy tonight.
    Let’s just get 3 more outs and go to bed.

  74. Grand Salami

    If they can pull it out, then calling this the most painful win of the streak would be accurate even if they win the 10 more. I blame the inconsistent strike zone for the 4 hour game.