Last edited by PepperJack; 06-27-2014 at 06:57 PM.
A day early on the Votto day off per my speculation. Isn't Pena still
Cueto's "personal" catcher?
Mark Sheldon @m_sheldon · 1m
Price expects Pena to keep catching Cueto in future. With Votto needing day off, he didn't want him and Mesoraco both out of lineup #reds
If you are going to sit Votto, Bumgarner would be a good bet to do it.
Red Raindog (06-27-2014)
Well if you're gonna give Votto a day off, might as well make it on a night when Cuetomatic is pitching.
"That ball is FAIR! Cincinnati's ahead 2 games to none!" - the last World Series game played in Cincinnati
Continue to be impressed with Price after initial skepticism.
Perfect night to add Mesoraco to the lineup (would usually be on bench) and rest Votto since the pitcher is a very tough lefty. Not that Votto can't hit lefties, but Votto at less than 100% can reasonably be rested against this guy. Mesoraco against the lefty has a good chance to do something offensively.
Should be a tough game tonight, hopefully Cueto has a good game, as he usually does.
Chapman didn't seem very sharp last night, wonder if he'll get the night off too.
Good start, Billy leadoff hit
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."
Sigh. Picked off again
That hit by Hanilton was a direct result of all his bunting. The infield was pulled way in, and Hamilton hit grounder that would have been an easy out with the infield at regular depth.
"Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.
Good pickoff by Bumgarner, gotta tip your cap