06-26-2016 GAME THREAD: Last Chance to Get a Win during a Celebration of Winning

by Dawginnaples 26. June 2016 11:29
Today’s matchup features Anthony DeSclafani, previously scheduled to be the Reds’ opening day starter, against Luis Perdomo who has bounced back and forth between the rotation and the pen. He brings an ERA of 9.00 and a WHIP of 2.12. In other words, this might be a chance for the Reds to get their offensively offensive offense back on track. He’s a righty with a total of five major league starts which means the home team will enjoy a rare edge in starting pitching experience. I... [More]

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06-18-2016 GAME THREAD: Reds Welcome Another Lefty to the National League

by Mary 18. June 2016 12:25
Yes, it is Cody Reed making his MLB debut today.  I hope he continues the encouraging performances of his fellow Johnny Cueto trade parts, Brandon Finnegan and John Lamb.  Three actual lefty prospects in the Reds system is a real novelty. Heres hoping we like the outcome today.

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06-10-2016 GAME THREAD: Have the Reds Reached Bottom and Are Getting Better?

by Mary 11. June 2016 14:56
Sure feels like that is the case, but I will try not to be too optimistic about things like having Tony DeSclafani starting instead of Alfredo Simon, and Michael Lorenzon and Raisel Iglesias in the pen instead of anyone not named Wood, Cingrani, or Ohlendorf (I know that those three are nothing to brag about, but with some backup for the rest of the pen duties, I think they will be better than they have been, which has been about average).  The bats have also been coming alive, albeit somew... [More]

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06-04-2016 GAME THREAD: Happy Days Are Here Again

by Mary 4. June 2016 12:23
I've been wanting to put this photo up since I saw it.

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05-31-2016: GAME THREAD: Bombs Away, It's Coors Field Time

by Mary 31. May 2016 18:13
We are about to time out on the prior thread, so I am putting up a new starter.  Jabber posted a link to Jamie Ramsey's article on Duvall and I thought I would include it here. Let’s talk about Adam Duvall.  In yesterday’s game against the Rockies at Coors Field, Duvall belted 2 home runs to give him 13 on the season (tied for 4th in the NL).  He’s having a fantastic month of May, batting .301 with 11 homers, 24 RBI, a .327 on-base pct. and .720 slugging ... [More]

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05-24-2016 GAME THREAD: Even With a Complete Game Thrown, Losing Continues

by Mary 24. May 2016 17:35
Brandon Finnegan threw probably the best game of his young MLB career and had the misfortune to be up against Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw.  A 1-0 complete game loss has to be both encouraging and discouraging.  Good because it shows that Finnegan is all we have been believing him to be as a future ace level pitcher, bad because two hits by the offense in a game is not going to win many, if any, games.  Can the endless seeming loss streak stop in my former stomping grounds of L... [More]

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05-15-2016 GAME THREAD

by Mary 15. May 2016 15:04
Sorry to be absent. ..too many house guests. I am trying to open this from my phone, so it will be brief.   Go Reds!!

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05-07-2016 GAME THREAD: Streaks and Ends of Streaks

by Mary 7. May 2016 17:22
The Reds are currently on a three game win streak (as Hebron said at the end of the prior thread, thanks God for the Brewers) but have, to our great relief (pun?) ended the streak of games in which the bullpen allowed at least one run at a record 23 games.  Hope to see some more Votto and BP home runs so we can see this again:  By the way, Brian Giesenschlag ‏@BGiesenschlag  2h2 hours ago   On his much publicized celebrations with Brandon Phillips Votto ... [More]

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05-02-2016 GAME THREAD: Cueto Returns and Mesoraco Out

by Mary 2. May 2016 18:33
It looks like Tucker Barnhardt is becoming ever more essential  to the Reds as Devin Mesoraco was placed on the DL today with a torn labrum in his left shoulder.  Rotten luck continues, as Snacks has pretty much been disabled since he signed the multiyear contract. On a slightly happier front, Johnny Kueto starts tonight against his old team.  Should be fun to see him again.    

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04-26-2016 GAME THREAD: Maybe (or not) a New Thread Will Bring New Results

by Mary 26. April 2016 17:02
Reds pitching is on a hopefully unrealistic pace to completely obliterate the single season home runs allowed by a team record.  As has been the case often when losing, most (in yesterday's game, all) of the opposition scoring happens along the lines of walk a batter or two then give up a long ball.  

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