04-18-2018 GAME THREAD: Birds of A Different Feather Fly Into GABP

by Mary 18. April 2017 16:23

That rarest of species (at least in GABP) arrives tonight for a three game series--the Baltimore Orioles. There will be a few different names on the Reds' roster to greet them, with Sal Romana returning to the Bats after his not so great debut on Sunday and RHP Lisalverto Bonilla called up.  Bonilla is a mystery to me, but I gather he last pitched in the big leagues in 2014 for the Rangers (5 games total).  An old familiar name starts for the Reds tonight --Bronson Arroyo.  Sure hope this is the night his magic fountain of youth is rediscovered.

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Mary
Mary
4/18/2017 5:18:10 PM #

I see that the Pirates' Starlin Marte was just suspended for 80 days for PEDs.  Stupid idiot.

Mary
Mary
4/18/2017 7:09:32 PM #

Clean, 10 pitch first inning for Arroyo

Mary
Mary
4/18/2017 7:26:35 PM #

Reds leave three on base, but score two in the first to lead 2-0

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/18/2017 7:28:16 PM #

Nice start to things in the first.

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/18/2017 7:37:02 PM #

Another good inning for Bronson, but a little bad luck on that 2 out bat-handle flair just over SS to knock in 1 run.

Mary
Mary
4/18/2017 7:50:16 PM #

ADAM BOMB--GRAND SLAM!!

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/18/2017 7:59:51 PM #

Wow! Speed, then power, then contact--quite the offensive inning for the Reds!

Nice to see Duvall with 2 good ABs, 5 RBI.

Mary
Mary
4/18/2017 8:09:12 PM #

For once, a grand slam wasn't a rally killer

Mary
Mary
4/18/2017 8:11:12 PM #

Reds still up 7-1 mid 3 as Arroyo issues a walk and nothing else in the inning.  

Mary
Mary
4/18/2017 8:23:24 PM #

VOTTOMATIC!!!

9-1

Mary
Mary
4/18/2017 8:25:05 PM #

Duvall looks to be getting his groove back, as he follows up his GS with a double off the CF wall

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/18/2017 8:29:16 PM #

Yep, Duvall looking like he did before the last series.

You can never have enough add-ons against a lineup like the Tribe has.

Just keep hammering away gang.

Mary
Mary
4/18/2017 8:34:09 PM #

Arroyo looking like a big leaguer tonight --albeit a very slow one.

9-1 Reds mid 4

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/18/2017 8:34:41 PM #

A really nice job by BA getting out of a 1st, 3rd, 1 out, with no runs at all.

Mary
Mary
4/18/2017 8:50:09 PM #

arroyo allows a 2 run HR, but Reds still up 9-3 mid 5

Mary
Mary
4/18/2017 8:53:25 PM #

Arroyo strikes out, but makes it safely to first as the ball gets by the catcher to lead off the inning

Mary
Mary
4/18/2017 9:10:32 PM #

Still 9-3 Reds mid six after Blake Wood replaces BA

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/18/2017 9:11:10 PM #

Good to see Wood with a nice inning after a lead-off single.

I think that was the best I have seen him this year?

It would be nice to see him get in the groove and stay there for awhile?

Mary
Mary
4/18/2017 9:30:16 PM #

Cody Reed in control in the 7th; still 9-3 Reds mid 7

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/18/2017 9:32:16 PM #

Reed is starting to make be believe once again he can stick up here.

I still do not like his mechanics, as they play into bouts of wildness--but, Price and Co. are obviously smarter than me in that area.

Mary
Mary
4/18/2017 9:36:45 PM #

Sounds like he may get a start this weekend

Mary
Mary
4/18/2017 9:56:41 PM #

Cingrani through the 8th with the score still 9-3 Reds.

Mary
Mary
4/18/2017 10:11:54 PM #

Terrific finish by Storen in the 9th--9 pitches, 3 Ks

AND THIS ONE BELONGS TO THE REDS!!!

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/18/2017 10:13:01 PM #

How about them apples--and a win for BA!

All around nice evening of baseball for the good guys.

Catch you tomorrow.

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/18/2017 10:13:54 PM #

Storen did look really nasty in that 9th inning--really nasty.

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/18/2017 10:14:48 PM #

I forgot, sounds like Reed will indeed get a start this weekend.

Mary
Mary
4/19/2017 7:09:06 PM #

Just like last night with Arroyo, Garret gets the O's out on 10 pitches in the first

Mary
Mary
4/19/2017 7:45:46 PM #

Garret has 6 Ks in the first three innings (41 pitches) but trails 1-0 mid 3

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/19/2017 7:47:04 PM #

I tell you what, this young man is some kind of impressive--to state the obvious.

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/19/2017 7:52:58 PM #

Hopefully, Garrett can hold the fort down until the offense heats up a littler?

Mary
Mary
4/19/2017 7:56:43 PM #

Quick quick 4th for Garrett--now would be a good time for a few hits and runs to take a lead

Mary
Mary
4/19/2017 8:22:57 PM #

Reds trail 2-0 mid 5 and have only two singles in the game

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/19/2017 8:25:00 PM #

Garret pitches like he is a 10 year veteran--no panic, regardless of the situation--just make pitches.

Now guys, some runs please?

Mary
Mary
4/19/2017 8:33:48 PM #

Garrett gets free pizza for the crowd with only 2 outs in the 6th.

Mary
Mary
4/19/2017 8:35:16 PM #

And he finishes off the inning with his 12th K in six innings

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/19/2017 8:37:06 PM #

So, Garrett serves up free Pizza with a extra topping--and its only through the 6th inning!

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/19/2017 8:37:39 PM #

There is a echo on here!

Mary
Mary
4/19/2017 8:50:38 PM #

Garrett through 7 fine innings, but still has had no support and trails 2-0.  Time to hit Jiminez

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/19/2017 8:51:37 PM #

Yep, would be a shame to get your first loss with a performance like this.

Mary
Mary
4/19/2017 9:28:47 PM #

Wanda Peralta Ks the side in the ninth on 10 pitches--just one more than it took Drew Storen in the ninth yesterday. That's 16 Ks in 9 innings for the Reds staff.  Now they have only one chance to overcome the 2-0 deficit.  Duvall leads off

Mary
Mary
4/19/2017 9:29:56 PM #

Wandy, not Wanda

Mary
Mary
4/19/2017 9:34:36 PM #

The Orioles take this pitching duel, making tomorrow's game the series determiner

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/19/2017 9:36:42 PM #

Well, a old fashioned pitcher's duel, and we come up on the short end. Guy has always pitched well against the Reds regardless of what uniform he was wearing--tonight was no different.

Shame to see a wasted effort by Garrett.

Take care, not much else to say.

Tomorrow.

Dawginnaples
Dawginnaples
4/20/2017 10:30:13 AM #

15 games in and still leading the Central. The hitting has looked really good most games with an occasional dose of pretty poor. Kind of what we expected, I guess. The pitching has been way ahead of my expectations. Amir is three games into his big league career and already being compared to Gullett. Feldman is holding up his end OK. Be nice if Reed could grab the bull by the horns in his next opportunity. So far, so good. Exceeding my expectations anyway!

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/20/2017 8:03:28 PM #

I was not going to get n here until we scored a run!

Votto smashed that baby.

I agree with your summary Dawg--they have most definitely exceeded my expectations. Nice for a change, huh.

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/20/2017 8:08:58 PM #

BH and Schebler have made 2 great throws to gun down runners at third--howbeit, after misjudging a ball by BH--but he never quit hustling after the miscue. I call that old school  baseball character.

Mary
Mary
4/20/2017 8:15:11 PM #

Just turned the game on and see that it is tied..  Looks like another pitchers' battle.

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/20/2017 8:31:33 PM #

Yep, and with the O's big boppers, that could prove to be fatal?

Anyway, all even through 6.

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/20/2017 8:30:25 PM #

Our first 6 innings of offense looks the same it has for the last 6 innings the first game, the entire 9 innings yesterday--not good at all--except for Joey's one blast.

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/20/2017 8:46:23 PM #

Great outting by Feldman tonight.

Mary
Mary
4/20/2017 9:03:28 PM #

For sure--he's done pretty well since opening day.  He and Garrett have been better than expected I think.

Reds just need a single run at this point

Mary
Mary
4/20/2017 9:22:26 PM #

And that single run is proving mos elusive;  free baseball for the first time this season for the Reds

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/20/2017 9:37:15 PM #

Man, walks do haunt. Wood actually made a bunch of good pitches that inning--tough luck.

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/20/2017 9:44:13 PM #

I am not surprised we lost 2 of 3, I am surprised how weak our offense was against O's starting pitching.

Two wasted great starts from Garrett and Feldman.

Dang.

Later gang.

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