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Tom Servo
08-27-2013, 04:46 PM
Choo CF
Frazier 3B
Votto 1B
Phillips 2B
Bruce RF
Ludwick LF
Mesoraco C
Cozart SS
Latos P

Raisor
08-27-2013, 04:56 PM
Servo, if they lose tonight I'm blaming YOU.

Tom Servo
08-27-2013, 05:04 PM
Servo, if they lose tonight I'm blaming YOU.
I would blame me too, I lost the last one I started. Still, I am well above .500 for the season.

Larkin Fan
08-27-2013, 05:06 PM
Why isn't Votto benched?

texasdave
08-27-2013, 05:26 PM
http://www.addletters.com/pictures/bart-simpson-generator/bart-simpson-generator.php?line=There%20are%20three%20outs%20in %20an%20inning.

RedsBrick
08-27-2013, 05:29 PM
Go long, Latos, go long...

...and I'll hit ya in the back of the end zone! Oh wait...

RichRed
08-27-2013, 06:15 PM
I hate the Cardinals, like, a lot and stuff.

CTA513
08-27-2013, 06:34 PM
Why isn't Votto benched?

Hes dating Dustys daughter?

:evil:

cumberlandreds
08-27-2013, 06:35 PM
Here's the Cards lineup:

1. Matt Carpenter (L) 2B

2. Carlos Beltran (S) RF

3. Matt Holliday (R) LF

4. Allen Craig (R) 1B

5. Yadier Molina (R) C

6. David Freese (R) 3B

7. Jon Jay (L) CF

8. Daniel Descalso (L) SS

9. Joe Kelly (R) P

NebraskaRed
08-27-2013, 06:39 PM
I hope tonight's game can be just like last night's, except for all the horrible, horrible, depressing, bleak, upsetting parts.

VR
08-27-2013, 06:51 PM
Any worthy postgame comments from last nights game? Dusty? Joey? Anyone else?

NebraskaRed
08-27-2013, 06:53 PM
Any worthy postgame comments from last nights game? Dusty? Joey? Anyone else?

"Wait...the game's over?" - Joey Votto

foxfire123
08-27-2013, 07:35 PM
I just hope the outcome is better tonight than last night. I've been staying away from here because I've been so frustrated about them lately, and I knew I wouldn't behave myself if I dared comment.

Magdal
08-27-2013, 07:43 PM
Kelly has become the Cards' 'stopper" as he has been winning his starts right after a Westbrook loss. Now he's following Lyons. So he's in uncharted waters tonite. :)

I wouldn't be surprised to see Votto run wild tonight after that brain fart. Luddy has been not good vs. the Cards since joining the Reds. He's going to have to change that if the Reds are going to stay in this race.

Raisor
08-27-2013, 07:43 PM
I just hope the outcome is better tonight than last night. I've been staying away from here because I've been so frustrated about them lately, and I knew I wouldn't behave myself if I dared comment.

Wait. You were holding back before???

oregonred
08-27-2013, 08:31 PM
The sense of optimism on the pre-game thread with our ace on the mound is so strong you can just feel the good vibes.

ProfessorTofty
08-27-2013, 08:37 PM
Jim Day chatting up putting yesterday behind them, though it rather sounds to me like he's taking it hard. I agree with the idea, though-- yesterday was one game, and our offense actually put in a fairly good showing. If they can do that again today and we see our pitching A-game-- and the pitching this year has definitely been generally strong, then we definitely have a good shot. Come on, Reds!

oregonred
08-27-2013, 08:40 PM
If they don't win with Latos on the mound tonight they may not win again in St Louis until 2028. Absolutely have to get this one tonight.

This is one game playoff message time and a good potential trial run for Latos about five weeks from now.

foxfire123
08-27-2013, 08:49 PM
Wait. You were holding back before???

Trust me sweetie, I can be far, far worse than I've shown. :laugh:

Maldez
08-27-2013, 08:50 PM
I hate the Cardinals, like, a lot and stuff.

Oh, wow, man.

wheels
08-27-2013, 09:01 PM
No chance of rain tonight, either.

Sigh.

foxfire123
08-27-2013, 09:06 PM
No chance of rain tonight, either.

Sigh.

Nope. :( And hot as Hades to boot.

Gallen5862
08-27-2013, 09:06 PM
Tonights game is on the MLB Network.

mdccclxix
08-27-2013, 09:07 PM
If they don't win with Latos on the mound tonight they may not win again in St Louis until 2028. Absolutely have to get this one tonight.

This is one game playoff message time and a good potential trial run for Latos about five weeks from now.

Oh great, now you've added a 20th and 21st layer of meaning to this contest for me.

:pray:

They betta win this one nabbit!

redsfaninbsg
08-27-2013, 09:08 PM
I feel like I did walking in to GABP for game five last year.

Matt700wlw
08-27-2013, 09:08 PM
Lets do this!

Raisor
08-27-2013, 09:09 PM
Big big game

Raisor
08-27-2013, 09:10 PM
Raisor thinks it might be time

klw
08-27-2013, 09:16 PM
If my memory is correct, Latos has awful career numbers in STL. Hopefully past results are not a guarantee of future performance.

Tom Servo
08-27-2013, 09:17 PM
I already dislike this strike zone, but Choo battles back to 3-2.

ProfessorTofty
08-27-2013, 09:18 PM
Choo works the count to 3-2, then gets an infield single. Good job.


And now the birdies complaining that Choo either didn't touch the base, or turned towards second.

Matt700wlw
08-27-2013, 09:18 PM
What is this meeting?

Red in Chicago
08-27-2013, 09:19 PM
What is this meeting?

drivel from the cardinals, like always

ProfessorTofty
08-27-2013, 09:19 PM
Give it up, Matheny. He's safe.

Tom Servo
08-27-2013, 09:20 PM
In what universe was that a 'turn' towards 2nd? Stupid Cardinals.

Kingspoint
08-27-2013, 09:20 PM
This is the dumbest team in baseball.

Red Raindog
08-27-2013, 09:20 PM
the whining starts early ... :D

Raisor
08-27-2013, 09:20 PM
If the ball was live he should be out

Red in Chicago
08-27-2013, 09:20 PM
caught a break there...

Norm Chortleton
08-27-2013, 09:21 PM
Read your rulebook, Matheny

Raisor
08-27-2013, 09:21 PM
The whole phantom tag of second annoys me

Norm Chortleton
08-27-2013, 09:22 PM
If the ball was live he should be out

Nope. You have to have intent to go to second. Contrary to what we were told in Little League, just turning isn't enough. That was a Tech Talk subject earlier this year.

Kingspoint
08-27-2013, 09:22 PM
Can't wait until Baker is gone. His ballplayers have the poorest fundamentals.

Raisor
08-27-2013, 09:23 PM
Nope. You have to have intent to go to second. Contrary to what we were told in Little League, just turning isn't enough. That was a Tech Talk subject earlier this year.

Hard to tell intent. Ball players are sneaky

ProfessorTofty
08-27-2013, 09:23 PM
Votto pops out to shallow left.

ProfessorTofty
08-27-2013, 09:25 PM
Brandon Phillips smacks one to make it 1st and 3rd. Two out scoring opportunity, come on, Bruce!

wheels
08-27-2013, 09:25 PM
Meh. At least they're making him work a little.

Mutaman
08-27-2013, 09:26 PM
Can't wait until Baker is gone. His ballplayers have the poorest fundamentals.

Choo spent years in the Cleveland organization and less than one season here. Not sure Baker can be blamed for the way he plays the game.

texasdave
08-27-2013, 09:26 PM
Runners on the corners as Phillips singles.

Matt700wlw
08-27-2013, 09:26 PM
Another blown opportunity

TheBigLebowski
08-27-2013, 09:26 PM
Bah.

wheels
08-27-2013, 09:28 PM
Here comes the first round of mortars. Hope everyone is dug in.

Raisor
08-27-2013, 09:29 PM
Another blown opportunity

At least:
1 made the pitcher work a bit

2 guaranteed they will get two extra plate appearances at the end of the game

RedsfaninMT
08-27-2013, 09:29 PM
Locke out in Pitt, trailing 5-0 with runner on 2nd his responsibility.

Tom Servo
08-27-2013, 09:30 PM
STL feed on MLB Network just showed former Cubs GM Jim Hendry in the press box with Walt J. Anybody know what that's about?

wheels
08-27-2013, 09:31 PM
Here we go.

OnBaseMachine
08-27-2013, 09:31 PM
Jeff Locke is beginning to remember he's Jeff Locke. He wasn't going to finish with an ERA that low while having such a poor K/BB ratio.

Tom Servo
08-27-2013, 09:31 PM
you can't get this freaking guy out

Raisor
08-27-2013, 09:31 PM
STL feed on MLB Network just showed former Cubs GM Jim Hendry in the press box with Walt J. Anybody know what that's about?

The cub virus is growing and mutating

Matt700wlw
08-27-2013, 09:33 PM
The cub virus is growing and mutating

He needs to leave lol

Wonderful Monds
08-27-2013, 09:33 PM
STL feed on MLB Network just showed former Cubs GM Jim Hendry in the press box with Walt J. Anybody know what that's about?

He's showed up to make me confuse him with Jim Henson again.

50YrRedsFan
08-27-2013, 09:34 PM
STL feed on MLB Network just showed former Cubs GM Jim Hendry in the press box with Walt J. Anybody know what that's about?

Walt's protege?

Tom Servo
08-27-2013, 09:34 PM
Well...

Matt700wlw
08-27-2013, 09:34 PM
Choo slips, and here we go...

redsfaninbsg
08-27-2013, 09:35 PM
It's unreal, it really is.

Gizmo
08-27-2013, 09:35 PM
2 guys down 2 strikes get hits.

wheels
08-27-2013, 09:35 PM
Disgusting.

Matt700wlw
08-27-2013, 09:36 PM
It never ends

BluegrassRedleg
08-27-2013, 09:36 PM
Dusty Baker team in turtle mode.

RedsfaninMT
08-27-2013, 09:36 PM
So much for bouncing back mentally

Gizmo
08-27-2013, 09:36 PM
I may be done watching this one 7 innings earlier than last night.

leeech86
08-27-2013, 09:36 PM
Well...Maybe the early blowout will leave with with time to do other things tonight.

RedsManRick
08-27-2013, 09:36 PM
Wow. Get your stuff together guys. A couple of BS hits and a couple bobbles and there you go. I'm just waiting for the 3 run homer so I can turn the game off already.

TheBigLebowski
08-27-2013, 09:37 PM
Goodnight. That's the game.

texasdave
08-27-2013, 09:37 PM
This team is playing some sound baseball.

50YrRedsFan
08-27-2013, 09:37 PM
Unusual that Baker would go to the mound there.

ProfessorTofty
08-27-2013, 09:38 PM
Run comes in, but they get the double play.

Tom Servo
08-27-2013, 09:38 PM
http://24.media.tumblr.com/3b84213d33c58e73e9529ab49ac5e5be/tumblr_mgc3xpp2NF1s15sl9o1_400.gif

LexRedsFan
08-27-2013, 09:38 PM
This team just feels like one giant missed opportunity.

wheels
08-27-2013, 09:38 PM
No way the Reds get two runs tonight.

George Foster
08-27-2013, 09:38 PM
Unusual that Baker would go to the mound there.

that was a get your butt in gear visit...grind it out!

TheBigLebowski
08-27-2013, 09:39 PM
BOTH of those pitches were strikes.

Wonderful Monds
08-27-2013, 09:39 PM
No way the Reds get two runs tonight.

Or not allow any more runs either

texasdave
08-27-2013, 09:39 PM
2-0 on the gidp.

Gizmo
08-27-2013, 09:40 PM
another floating strike zone like last night, it seems.

Playadlc
08-27-2013, 09:40 PM
My God. The first two pitches to Molina were both strikes.

RedsManRick
08-27-2013, 09:40 PM
BABIP "bad luck" in action this inning. Not necessarily nubbers but it's not like they hitting frozen ropes either.

Falls City Beer
08-27-2013, 09:40 PM
One day the Reds will again win a game against St. Louis. But that won't happen in the calendar year 2013.

George Foster
08-27-2013, 09:40 PM
2 runs is all Matt will give up...

wheels
08-27-2013, 09:41 PM
:angry::barf::rant2:

RedsManRick
08-27-2013, 09:41 PM
Must stink when you have to throw it middle of the plate, thigh high to get a strike called.

I would love to see somebody go to the data after this series and see how the zone was called against each team.

TheBigLebowski
08-27-2013, 09:41 PM
2 runs is all Matt will give up...

...in the first inning.

George Foster
08-27-2013, 09:42 PM
I feel as if I have to watch these games but I don't want too. Kind of like a flu shot...:(

Tom Servo
08-27-2013, 09:42 PM
I think I'm just going to only watch when the Reds are batting.

Reds/Flyers Fan
08-27-2013, 09:42 PM
2 runs is all Matt will give up...

... in the first inning. Look who the Reds are playing. Unlike the Reds, the Cards don't score a couple early then go into coast-mode.

George Foster
08-27-2013, 09:43 PM
...in the first inning.

Hey Big Lebowski....I put that one on a tee for you!:D

redsfaninbsg
08-27-2013, 09:43 PM
I by nature am not a cuss, throw chairs, etc type of guy. I played football not baseball so maybe I'm off here but, had we played like this against our rival and got a second chance in the playoffs and gave up an early TD on a turnover IT would hit the fan by numerous people on the club. This group just seems casually moving through life.

Falls City Beer
08-27-2013, 09:43 PM
No way the Reds get two runs tonight.

Joe Kelly should absolutely be included in the all underrated team. Kids got better pure stuf than any Reds pitcher not named Chapman.

Wonderful Monds
08-27-2013, 09:44 PM
I think I'm just going to only watch when the Reds are batting.

Have fun with your 5 minutes of baseball tonight, AM I RIGHT?

LexRedsFan
08-27-2013, 09:45 PM
I think I'm just going to only watch when the Reds are batting.

Have fun with that. LOL

Wonderful Monds
08-27-2013, 09:45 PM
Joe Kelly should absolutely be included in the all underrated team. Kids got better pure stuf than any Reds pitcher not named Chapman.

Objectively no, to all of this.

OnBaseMachine
08-27-2013, 09:46 PM
Joe Kelly should absolutely be included in the all underrated team. Kids got better pure stuf than any Reds pitcher not named Chapman.

I have to disagree with you there. Bailey, Cingrani, Cueto, and Latos all have better stuff than Kelly, IMO.

He's a pretty solid pitcher though.

TheBigLebowski
08-27-2013, 09:47 PM
Another quality AB from Ludwick.

I'm still not over last night and tonight, after 1+, looks like it's going to be even worse.

Maybe they come back and win this thing tonight, but I'm not seeing it.

I'll check back in when we leave St. Louis. Just too frustrating to watch.

Wonderful Monds
08-27-2013, 09:47 PM
I have to disagree with you there. Bailey, Cingrani, Cueto, and Latos all have better stuff than Kelly, IMO.

He's a pretty solid pitcher though.

I don't even think he's that solid. Career FIP/xFIP of 4, k/9 a hair over 6, BB/9 a little over 3.

Falls City Beer
08-27-2013, 09:47 PM
Must stink when you have to throw it middle of the plate, thigh high to get a strike called.

I would love to see somebody go to the data after this series and see how the zone was called against each team.

I have a strong suspicion that it wouldn't matter. The problems with the Reds v the Cards run far deeper than the strike zone.

I suspect that if the Reds had a strike zone twice as big as the Cardinals' tonight, they'd still lose by 5 runs. And I think most everyone knows I'm right about that. These guys have all collectively pooped the bed. And as you know, pooped beds can't be unpooped.

ProfessorTofty
08-27-2013, 09:47 PM
Cozart really doing well lately. He's on with a single.

Wonderful Monds
08-27-2013, 09:48 PM
Latos, doin' thangs.

ProfessorTofty
08-27-2013, 09:48 PM
Latos helping himself! It's 1st and 3rd. Can Choo deliver here?

50YrRedsFan
08-27-2013, 09:48 PM
Cozart with a hit. He leads the Reds in RBI's in August. That shows how little everyone else is doing.

Wonderful Monds
08-27-2013, 09:49 PM
Cozart with a hit. He leads the Reds in RBI's in August. That shows how little everyone else is doing.

Or maybe, you know, that Cozart is just on a hot streak.

Kc61
08-27-2013, 09:49 PM
Cozart really doing well lately. He's on with a single.

Cozart would be fine if he just would walk once in awhile. It's just a big flaw that keeps his OBP so low.

wheels
08-27-2013, 09:49 PM
Unrelated..... Is every Cardinals player a full blown body builder?

Matt700wlw
08-27-2013, 09:49 PM
Laugh I guess

George Foster
08-27-2013, 09:49 PM
2 left in scoring position after 2 innings...

Falls City Beer
08-27-2013, 09:50 PM
I don't even think he's that solid. Career FIP/xFIP of 4, k/9 a hair over 6, BB/9 a little over 3.

97 MPH fastball. With regularity. Now he's throwing strikes with regularity. He'll win tonight. With ease.

SporkLover
08-27-2013, 09:51 PM
Unrelated..... Is every Cardinals player a full blown body builder?

Matt carpenter was a competitive body builder. Was his fall back plan in case those whole baseball thing didn't work out.

wheels
08-27-2013, 09:51 PM
97 on his fastball, good movement. Phenominal change with good movement.

It's a forgone conclusion.

Wonderful Monds
08-27-2013, 09:52 PM
97 MPH fastball. With regularity. Now he's throwing strikes with regularity. He'll win tonight. With ease.

He has a lower k/9 and higher BB/9 than his career average so far this year.

Roy Tucker
08-27-2013, 09:53 PM
Crazy RISP season the Cards are having.

WestSideBomber
08-27-2013, 09:53 PM
I know the Reds and Cards have only played 13 games against way other this year, but these numbers are staggering. The Cards simply dominate the Reds in every facet when they play head-to-head.

The Reds are batting .248/.325/.391 overall and .219/.297/.352 against the Cards.
The Cards are batting .272/.333/.409 overall and .292/.352/.496 against the Reds.

The Reds score 4.31 runs per game overall and 3.69 runs per game against the Cards.
The Cards score 4.88 runs per game overall and 6.69 runs per game against the Reds.

Falls City Beer
08-27-2013, 09:53 PM
Temperatures are high there. I expect several Cardinals homers. None for the Reds. Eh, one. In the ninth, down by 12.

Tom Servo
08-27-2013, 09:54 PM
Unrelated..... Is every Cardinals player a full blown body builder?
And their pitchers all learn how to throw 97.

wheels
08-27-2013, 09:54 PM
Crazy RISP season the Cards are having.

KRISPY.

Wonderful Monds
08-27-2013, 09:55 PM
Temperatures are high there. I expect several Cardinals homers. None for the Reds. Eh, one. In the ninth, down by 12.
The CardsZone act is *already* getting incredibly grating, again.

wheels
08-27-2013, 09:55 PM
And their pitchers all learn how to throw 97.

They've got Phenominal training programs.;)

Kc61
08-27-2013, 09:55 PM
Brewers led the Pirates by five, but the Bucs got four runs. 5-4 Brewers now.

DBacks play the Padres later.

SporkLover
08-27-2013, 09:55 PM
He has a lower k/9 and higher BB/9 than his career average so far this year.

I think it's just the fact that he was part of their bullpen implosion in April. At one point he had a 8 or so ERA. He trimmed it back in may a bit but has been turning it up since June.

Falls City Beer
08-27-2013, 09:55 PM
Crazy RISP season the Cards are having.

You'll hear it's fluky.

It's talent, patience, merciless, merciless, AL-like patience.

I hate that the Reds have an NL hitting philosophy with an AL team consistently in front of us.

Tom Servo
08-27-2013, 09:56 PM
The CardsZone act is *already* getting incredibly grating, again.
Yeah FCB, that really didn't take long did it?

Matt700wlw
08-27-2013, 09:56 PM
Nice, quick second for Latos

Kc61
08-27-2013, 09:57 PM
Reds with two hits, no runs in each inning so far.

Maybe they can be shut out on 18 hits tonight.

Falls City Beer
08-27-2013, 09:57 PM
Yeah FCB, that really didn't take long did it?

Yes, because denying reality s a great time. Hey man, maybe if we just WISH REAL HARD!

LexRedsFan
08-27-2013, 09:57 PM
You'll hear it's fluky.

It's talent, patience, merciless, merciless, AL-like patience.

I hate that the Reds have an NL hitting philosophy with an AL team consistently in front of us.

Right, .17 points above the past high since 1975 and there's no luck involved.

Roy Tucker
08-27-2013, 09:58 PM
Sometimes I see things in a game and I wonder if anyone else saw it.

When Cozart got on 1st last inning, he turned and said something to the 1b ump. The ump nodded and touched the bill of his cap. I wondered what that was about.

Wonderful Monds
08-27-2013, 09:58 PM
Yes, because denying reality s a great time. Hey man, maybe if we just WISH REAL HARD!

I don't think anyone is denying reality, but you sure as hell are "enhancing" it.

Matt700wlw
08-27-2013, 09:58 PM
Yeah FCB, that really didn't take long did it?

We're you expecting anything less?

Falls City Beer
08-27-2013, 09:59 PM
Right, .17 points above the past high since 1975 and there's no luck involved.

No one succeeds without a little luck, but you don't break records without immense talent.

Kc61
08-27-2013, 09:59 PM
Frazier is 1 for his last 50 v the Cards, according to the MLB Network guys.

Magdal
08-27-2013, 09:59 PM
I have a strong suspicion that it wouldn't matter. The problems with the Reds v the Cards run far deeper than the strike zone.

I suspect that if the Reds had a strike zone twice as big as the Cardinals' tonight, they'd still lose by 5 runs. And I think most everyone knows I'm right about that. These guys have all collectively pooped the bed. And as you know, pooped beds can't be unpooped.Un-pooped??! TOO profound! You made beer shoot outa my nose! ;)

Tom Servo
08-27-2013, 09:59 PM
Yes, because denying reality s a great time. Hey man, maybe if we just WISH REAL HARD!
I get a kick out of you, but after a miserable experience for all of us last night, 'Temperatures are high there. I expect several Cardinals homers. None for the Reds. Eh, one. In the ninth, down by 12' is about a troll-y as it gets. Can't you just pump the brakes a little?

Kc61
08-27-2013, 10:00 PM
Lead off single for Todd Frazier.

redsfaninbsg
08-27-2013, 10:00 PM
You know how as a fan you watch a game and analyze it 99 percent of the time without getting overly upset? Well, I'm at the other one percent where emotions run wild and rational thinking ceases.

George Foster
08-27-2013, 10:01 PM
we are hitting this guy...

LexRedsFan
08-27-2013, 10:01 PM
In the meantime, 5 hits through 2 innings.

Roy Tucker
08-27-2013, 10:01 PM
You'll hear it's fluky.

It's talent, patience, merciless, merciless, AL-like patience.

I hate that the Reds have an NL hitting philosophy with an AL team consistently in front of us.

It's the end of August and they aren't cooling off. It's some luck, sure. But a whole lot of approach.

Kc61
08-27-2013, 10:02 PM
Votto looks very frustrated. Fouls one off. Fouls off another. 0-2.

Now a ball inside. Double play.

LexRedsFan
08-27-2013, 10:02 PM
Votto grounds into a double play.

Matt700wlw
08-27-2013, 10:02 PM
6-4-3

George Foster
08-27-2013, 10:02 PM
Votto's not much for the bright lights.....

LexRedsFan
08-27-2013, 10:03 PM
Phillips swings at a curve somewhere around his ankles.

Roy Tucker
08-27-2013, 10:03 PM
Joey is having a tough go of it.

texasdave
08-27-2013, 10:04 PM
Five hits in 11 batters. Yep. This Joe Kelly is untouchable.

kaldaniels
08-27-2013, 10:04 PM
If the Cardinals worldview and player makeup is more in line with your core baseball beliefs, might I suggest just switching over to a Cards fan. I certainly will not begrudge you and will even help you pack your bags.

/the Cardinals are a top-class franchise, but that doesn't mean I like to hear about it day in and out

Kc61
08-27-2013, 10:04 PM
After this series, the Reds play three in Colorado, four at home with the Cards, three at home with the Dodgers. Tough stretch.

End of third for Reds, no runs.

SporkLover
08-27-2013, 10:04 PM
Votto looks very frustrated. Fouls one off. Fouls off another. 0-2.

Now a ball inside. Double play.

Whenever I try to read Votto all I usually see is slight confusion. I know the man is not clueless but his facial expressions crack me up all the time.

Larkin Fan
08-27-2013, 10:05 PM
I realize that we have an above .500 record, but it feels like it's 2011 all over again. It really does.

Falls City Beer
08-27-2013, 10:05 PM
I get a kick out of you, but after a miserable experience for all of us last night, 'Temperatures are high there. I expect several Cardinals homers. None for the Reds. Eh, one. In the ninth, down by 12' is about a troll-y as it gets. Can't you just pump the brakes a little?

Here come the troll accusations. Does Redszone ban actual Cards fans for trolling, or just me?

That's what I thought.

It's fine. We all deal with grief differently, no? Like I said, I feel total confidence in saying the Reds will succeed in outscoring the Cardinals in a nine inning affair some time in 2014. Hope springs eternal.

reds700
08-27-2013, 10:05 PM
It's pretty bad when the best player on your team is the one you would least like up to bat in big games.

George Foster
08-27-2013, 10:05 PM
Brandon on the other hand, came to play...hit a bullet to left after the hit in the first...2 nice at bats...one hit to show for it.

50YrRedsFan
08-27-2013, 10:05 PM
Five hits in 11 batters. Yep. This Joe Kelly is untouchable.

Reds hitters need blinders. Any time they see someone on base, they can't do anything.

wheels
08-27-2013, 10:06 PM
That lippy Cincinnati USA girl is not amusing me tonight.

Roy Tucker
08-27-2013, 10:06 PM
BP looks a little p-o'ed. Maybe he'll tap Molina's shinguards.

klw
08-27-2013, 10:06 PM
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LexRedsFan
08-27-2013, 10:07 PM
That lippy Cincinnati USA girl is not amusing me tonight.

Nothing is amusing to me tonight. I think we're all in a boat of anger right now.

George Foster
08-27-2013, 10:07 PM
It's pretty bad when the best player on your team is the one you would least like up to bat in big games.

You just pointed out the pink elephant in the room...shame on you:D

wheels
08-27-2013, 10:08 PM
Nothing is amusing to me tonight. I think we're all in a boat of anger right now.

Yep.

nate
08-27-2013, 10:08 PM
It's pretty bad when the best player on your team is the one you would least like up to bat in big games.

It's bad alright.

Just not in the way you think.

Falls City Beer
08-27-2013, 10:08 PM
It wouldn't surprise me if Joey's anxiety issues have returned. Meds don't work forever.

George Foster
08-27-2013, 10:08 PM
BP looks a little p-o'ed. Maybe he'll tap Molina's shinguards.

honestly this team needs a bench clearing to shake them up a little...it helped the yankees..

kaldaniels
08-27-2013, 10:08 PM
Nothing is amusing to me tonight. I think we're all in a boat of anger right now.

I see the Reds down 2-0 in the third in a winnable game.

wheels
08-27-2013, 10:08 PM
Plunk Holliday when he comes up.

kaldaniels
08-27-2013, 10:10 PM
Plunk Holliday when he comes up.

You never hit a man intentionally! It's bush!

But I could look the other way on that one.

George Foster
08-27-2013, 10:10 PM
It wouldn't surprise me if Joey's anxiety issues have returned. Meds don't work forever.

I was thinking the same thing....I would of said it a little more politically correct.

reds700
08-27-2013, 10:10 PM
It wouldn't surprise me if Joey's anxiety issues have returned. Meds don't work forever.

I have always wondered if that comes into play during these big situations. Seems like he struggles in high profile games like the all star game and playoffs.

Roy Tucker
08-27-2013, 10:11 PM
Latos is rolling now.

nate
08-27-2013, 10:11 PM
I see the Reds down 2-0 in the third in a winnable game.

Same, high five!

To be honest, I see every game as winnable down to the final out.

I wish more "Reds fans" felt similarly.

Different (S)trokes, Mr. Drummond!

Gizmo
08-27-2013, 10:11 PM
Plunk Holliday when he comes up.

even better, he plunked himself.

George Foster
08-27-2013, 10:11 PM
Ludwick shook it off Holiday....don't cry...

Falls City Beer
08-27-2013, 10:12 PM
I was thinking the same thing....I would of said it a little more politically correct.

It's easy to say, what's he complaining about, he's making 25 million to be superhuman?

But that's not the way the human mind and body work. You can't will yourself to emotional health and perspective.

Kc61
08-27-2013, 10:12 PM
Pirates now continuing to rally against Brewers. 5-5 with men on base.

None of these contenders is going to lose to the Brewers at home, right? Oops.

George Foster
08-27-2013, 10:13 PM
but unlike Ludwick...Holliday hits

SporkLover
08-27-2013, 10:13 PM
Ludwick shook it off Holiday....don't cry...

Holliday is the guy that pulls himself out of a World Series game for a hurt pinky...

George Foster
08-27-2013, 10:13 PM
No conversation at all between Holliday and Votto

Kc61
08-27-2013, 10:14 PM
2-0 Cards after three. C'mon Reds, wake up.

George Foster
08-27-2013, 10:14 PM
Holliday is the guy that pulls himself out of a World Series game for a hurt pinky...

True this...+1

Falls City Beer
08-27-2013, 10:15 PM
2-0 Cards after three. C'mon Reds, wake up.

They're awake. Too awake. I wish they were more zen, actually.

50YrRedsFan
08-27-2013, 10:15 PM
Pirates now continuing to rally against Brewers. 5-5 with men on base.

None of these contenders is going to lose to the Brewers at home, right? Oops.

And with Lohse pitching.

Mutaman
08-27-2013, 10:16 PM
It wouldn't surprise me if Joey's anxiety issues have returned. Meds don't work forever.

Don't think its fair to speculate about something like this.

Roy Tucker
08-27-2013, 10:16 PM
Cards have a kiss cam too.

redsfaninbsg
08-27-2013, 10:16 PM
I'll take it.

LexRedsFan
08-27-2013, 10:16 PM
Bruce gets a.... Well.... Something. About time we got a break against these turds.

Larkin Fan
08-27-2013, 10:17 PM
Nice hustle by Bruce.

George Foster
08-27-2013, 10:17 PM
And with Lohse pitching.

We beat Lohse too...last year with St. Louis he was not exactly clutch in the playoffs...might be one of the reasons that let him go..

Mutaman
08-27-2013, 10:17 PM
And with Lohse pitching.

Lohse was a good pitcher until FCB criticised him last night.:)

50YrRedsFan
08-27-2013, 10:17 PM
Bruce with a gift double.

ThatPitchIsDunn
08-27-2013, 10:17 PM
Cards have a kiss cam too.

Good. They can kiss my rear.

George Foster
08-27-2013, 10:17 PM
Way to roll over on one Luddy....:thumbdown:

wheels
08-27-2013, 10:17 PM
Rocco time.

BuckeyeRedleg
08-27-2013, 10:18 PM
atta boy Ludwick. My goodness.

Mutaman
08-27-2013, 10:18 PM
but unlike Ludwick...Holliday hits

Guess you wern't around last year.

Kc61
08-27-2013, 10:18 PM
5-5 Pirates and Brewers end of six. Wooten snuffed out rally. Bucs with 13 base hits.

OnBaseMachine
08-27-2013, 10:18 PM
Nice hustle by Bruce.

Agreed. Some guys would be standing on first base.

Poor atbat by Ludwick.

CWRed
08-27-2013, 10:19 PM
I think Mes is the first one in 6 batters to take a pitch.

George Foster
08-27-2013, 10:19 PM
Guess you wern't around last year.

I meant tonight after fouling one off of their foot...

wheels
08-27-2013, 10:20 PM
Awful.

Kc61
08-27-2013, 10:20 PM
Terrible at bats by Ludwick and Mesoraco.

KYRedsFan
08-27-2013, 10:20 PM
sad devin. swing the bat

LexRedsFan
08-27-2013, 10:20 PM
A pitch somewhere near Kansas City called strike 3.

Falls City Beer
08-27-2013, 10:21 PM
Don't think its fair to speculate about something like this.

I hear this a LOT. In ways that no one ever would about if mentioned if his knee was bothering him.

Why?

Is it because as a culture we still have an infantilized and stultified way of talking about mental illness? That's it's taboo?

Nope. Don't believe it. It is what it is. An illness that can cripple you. Speaking from experience.

George Foster
08-27-2013, 10:21 PM
Mez...WTH???

ProfessorTofty
08-27-2013, 10:21 PM
Hoping for Cozart to come through again...

Oh, intentional walk.

Mutaman
08-27-2013, 10:22 PM
I meant tonight after fouling one off of their foot...

Russell Earl "Bucky" Dent

Kc61
08-27-2013, 10:22 PM
Mesoraco was intent on drawing the walk. He got ahead 3-0.

Next pitch, he heads to first despite a clear strike.

Second pitch right directly down the middle, he stands there.

Then called strike three.

Walks are nice, Mes, but it should not be your primary objective with a man on second and the bottom of the order coming up.

Terrible at bat.

BluegrassRedleg
08-27-2013, 10:23 PM
Terrible at bats by Ludwick and Mesoraco.

Lineup is just full of too many guys who are easily pitched to. Total 180 from the STL gauntlet.

That's really the difference between these two teams.

Roy Tucker
08-27-2013, 10:23 PM
they were strikes.

IBB to Cozart. The fear is palpable.

George Foster
08-27-2013, 10:23 PM
Here comes the cheeze baby swing

BluegrassRedleg
08-27-2013, 10:24 PM
F-U-B-A-R

ProfessorTofty
08-27-2013, 10:24 PM
Oh man. Another baserunning blunder...

OldXOhio
08-27-2013, 10:24 PM
This game has all the makings of a 6-0 Cardinal win

KYRedsFan
08-27-2013, 10:24 PM
BWAHAHAHAHAHHA. The 2013 reds. CHOKERS

LexRedsFan
08-27-2013, 10:24 PM
UNBELIEVABLE. Clown show. Absolute freaking clown show.

OnBaseMachine
08-27-2013, 10:24 PM
WOW! Another base running blunder.

Kc61
08-27-2013, 10:24 PM
Really can't believe this team.

BuckeyeRedleg
08-27-2013, 10:24 PM
This team is a joke right now.

MBZags
08-27-2013, 10:24 PM
I hate Mark Berry so much. Why was Bruce being held?

mdccclxix
08-27-2013, 10:24 PM
Reds you suck

Roy Tucker
08-27-2013, 10:24 PM
Oh lord.

New York Red
08-27-2013, 10:24 PM
You can't make this stuff up. Unreal.

CWRed
08-27-2013, 10:24 PM
Why!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

50YrRedsFan
08-27-2013, 10:24 PM
The top of the 4th is a microcosm of the 2013 Reds......another disaster.

RedsManRick
08-27-2013, 10:25 PM
I can't do this anymore. Un-freaking-believable.

Gizmo
08-27-2013, 10:25 PM
wtf?! That was a run, why hold Bruce?

Norm Chortleton
08-27-2013, 10:25 PM
TOOTBLAN!!!

George Foster
08-27-2013, 10:25 PM
this team is not a top tier team...plane and simple....you got to send him there.

If I was Latos...I would be pissed off..

Jerry Narron
08-27-2013, 10:25 PM
Wow. This is unbelievable.

BluegrassRedleg
08-27-2013, 10:25 PM
Oh don't lean on me man, cause you can't afford the ticket
Back from TOOBLAN CITY

mdccclxix
08-27-2013, 10:25 PM
HA, never heard an announcer get cut off like Thom just did

Falcon7
08-27-2013, 10:25 PM
Ho hum a base running blunder...

mdccclxix
08-27-2013, 10:26 PM
This is Dusty tear into some butts time

kbrake
08-27-2013, 10:26 PM
Even the usually level headed people are losing their cool. I'm scared.

Hillsdale87
08-27-2013, 10:26 PM
I couldn't see, but it looked like Berry put up a very late stop sign. Bruce seemed to be half way home before he stopped. He would have scored if he'd kept going...

Red Raindog
08-27-2013, 10:27 PM
I need to see a sign that there is brain activity in the FO because I don't see on this team

texasdave
08-27-2013, 10:27 PM
More brain dead baseball. But I'm pretty sure someone will accept responsibility and that makes it all better.

CWRed
08-27-2013, 10:27 PM
Nice job 3rd base coach. I have a better arm than Jon Jay.

leeech86
08-27-2013, 10:27 PM
I should be upset, but I think last nights loss crushed me so bad, I don't have any feeling left.

Crumbley
08-27-2013, 10:27 PM
*This* is a World Series contender?

Captain Hook
08-27-2013, 10:27 PM
HA, never heard an announcer get cut off like Thom just did

Best thing that happened that inning.

KYRedsFan
08-27-2013, 10:28 PM
he would have been dead to rights at home

Kc61
08-27-2013, 10:28 PM
Reds with seven hits in four innings, no runs.

Billy Hamilton's Legs
08-27-2013, 10:28 PM
yea, as much as cozart should be more aware, that's definitely on mark berry. two-out single down two runs, why on earth would you hold him?