04-21-2017 GAME THREAD World Champion Cubs Come to Town

by Mary 21. April 2017 16:33

With the news that Tony Cingrani is on the 10 day DL and Phillip Ervin called up, we see more roster changes.  We can expect some more in the very near future as Devin Mesoraco and Rookie Davis should be back in a few days.  

 

Let's hope the offense remembers what the bats are to be used for and actually support what has been very good pitching this home stand.

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Mary
Mary
4/21/2017 7:03:21 PM #

A series win versus the Cubs would go a long way toward wiping away the early parts of the homestand

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/21/2017 7:24:48 PM #

Here is hoping for a good series as well.

Man, Lester threw 1 strike to Votto, gets credit for 3, and a K looking.

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/21/2017 7:31:38 PM #

Suarez would never have made that good throw back to 2nd to get Baez last yer--no way.

Good block and throw by Tucker to start it all.

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/21/2017 8:01:33 PM #

HUGE opportunity there with Joey up, bases loaded.

Lester wins that duel.

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/21/2017 8:12:00 PM #

Adelman let that opne get away from him, but still, only give up 1 run so far to the reigninh WS Champs--not bad, not bad at all.

I think Adelman is the perfect 4th or 5th starter--have felt that way since last year.

Lord, lets score a couple runs.

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/21/2017 8:24:40 PM #

Wow, 3 doubles in a row by Suarez,  who was knocked in by Cozart, and then Adelman, to knock in Cozart and Barnhart, who was walked intentionally to get to Adelman.

3-1 Reds!

Mary
Mary
4/21/2017 8:37:34 PM #

I loved seeing Adleman going to the wall after the IBB

Mary
Mary
4/21/2017 8:36:48 PM #

ADAM BOMB!!!

Mary
Mary
4/21/2017 8:38:17 PM #

4-2  Reds end of 5.  Yes, they can score a few runs

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/21/2017 8:40:38 PM #

That was most likely a big boost to Duvall's confidence--helped Gene's a little bit too.

Mary
Mary
4/21/2017 8:47:34 PM #

Mine as well

Mary
Mary
4/21/2017 8:54:55 PM #

Some nice defense by Peraza and Suarez keep Adleman in the lead

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/21/2017 8:56:49 PM #

Adelman showing some real moxey there--once again. Price showing some real confidence in him by leaving him in.

Still 4-2 Reds--and I assume Adelman is done for the night? No use in destroying what he has accomplished in confidence by leaving him in too long--IMO.

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/21/2017 8:57:35 PM #

Dang, I forgot to mention the outstanding play by Suarez.

Mary
Mary
4/21/2017 9:15:42 PM #

Votto leaves the bases loaded again but the Reds do score one to make it 5-2 after 6

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/21/2017 9:18:44 PM #

Wow, ump missed 2-3 strikes on Redd's batters that inning--especially that big, obvious strike 3 on BH with 2 outs, no runs in at that point.

We will take what they give us, as we often get the short end of the stick against quality teams--Lester got a few calls in this one early on.

Mary
Mary
4/21/2017 9:26:30 PM #

A great escape for Storen and he gets 3 outs with runners on second and thiird and the pouring rain
5-2 Reds mid 7

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/21/2017 9:27:55 PM #

How about Storen after the first 2 getting on base, 2nd and third because of a bad decision to try and throw the runner out at third, big hitters coming up,  and still not allowing any runs! Mercy!

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/21/2017 9:52:33 PM #

So now, Adelman, Storen, and Lorenzen have all gotten out of 2-3 Cub runners on with no outs, and got out of it with no runs given up. That is pretty incredible--especially against the Cubs.

Mary
Mary
4/21/2017 10:12:50 PM #

You can only test fate so often before it catches up with you--2 outs and Lorenzen gives up a 3 run HR to tie the game

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/21/2017 10:15:42 PM #

Well, I guess it would have been beyond incredible to do it 4 innings in a row.

Cubs sure keep sending offensive weapons at you--up and down the line it seems.

Hopefully, we score here, take the win--but somehow, it does not seems as likely as i would like for it to be.

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/21/2017 10:25:33 PM #

Advantage Cubs now.

Oh well, it's baseball, so who knows what may happen?

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/21/2017 10:32:27 PM #

Peralta continues his good work out of the pen--3 up, 3 down.

Somebady send one out of here get this thing over right now.

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/21/2017 10:32:55 PM #

Some body!

Mary
Mary
4/21/2017 10:39:15 PM #

A war of attrition does not bode well for the Reds as it tied after

Mary
Mary
4/21/2017 10:39:28 PM #

10

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/21/2017 10:41:08 PM #

This home plate ump has missed a boatload of ball/strike calls tonight--both ways.

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/21/2017 10:54:22 PM #

Well, I think we kind of expected that.

From 0-2 to a walk--killer to the number 9 hitter--who scores.

That said, BobSteve is looking a little better overall--there may be light at the end of the tunnel--but not likely tonight.

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/21/2017 11:04:18 PM #

Well, for only the second time this year, this one makes me really sick.

Later

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/21/2017 11:19:03 PM #

I just did a quick check, might be off a pitch or two, but it looks like the home plate ump tonight miscalled 40 balls and strikes out of the pitches the hitters did not swing  at.

I don't ever remember a count that high for miscalls in a MLB game?

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/22/2017 10:11:40 AM #

I might also point out, as long as we continue to get the kind of pitching we have been getting, we should be OK for the season--we have enough offense to score some runs against most teams, and our defense has been even better than I anticipated, especially with the improvement by Suarez, which has been considerable. Peraza, while his glove is nowhere near BP's, has great range as well, and I think, his speed will prove to be a overall asset on offense--but he does need to be more selective at the dish--which I think will come with a little more experience in time?

Last night was a bitter pill to swallow, but we did get some terrific pitching and defense--could have used a clutch hit or two, but that is baseball. Two key hits by the Cubs to extend innings were flairs on good pitches with 2 strikes--hard to guard against that.

With the pitching match-ups for the rest of the series, we may have missed our best chance for a big win last night, but for the long haul, we do look much improved--IMO.

Mary
Mary
4/22/2017 11:03:02 AM #

At least we don't get much time to stew over last night's result with a day game today

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/22/2017 1:23:37 PM #

Man, I walked in from the grocery ( no pun intended ) store just in time to see the 3 run HR sail out of the park--then, I learn it's after 2 walks.

Mary
Mary
4/22/2017 1:30:08 PM #

VOTTOMATIC!!  Tie game with no outs in the first at 3-3

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/22/2017 1:30:34 PM #

I want you to know, I just called for that 3 run shot by Joey--not predicted, mind you, just called for it!

Mary
Mary
4/22/2017 1:32:57 PM #

Keep calling them--the Reds surely need the offense

Mary
Mary
4/22/2017 1:35:20 PM #

AYE-U-HAY-NE-O

Mary
Mary
4/22/2017 1:37:39 PM #

4-3 Reds after 1

Dawginnaples
Dawginnaples
4/22/2017 1:52:42 PM #

Can I just take a moment to vent a little on Thom? I would like to see him removed from all Reds' broadcasts. He just makes it no fun at all to watch. Even when our guys are winning. Especially when they are playing the D Backs and Chubs. He goes on and on about how awesome Schwarber is as he takes strike three. He's so negative about the home team and so positive about the opposition. I just want a minute or two with him in person. Preferably in front of his audience. Wouldn't have to be physical but I would leave him with no doubt about my feelings.

Mary
Mary
4/22/2017 1:53:24 PM #

Ugh--a grand slam by Contreras puts the Cubs up 7-4

Dawginnaples
Dawginnaples
4/22/2017 1:54:50 PM #

... and it looks like the Cody Reed experiment is in for a major overhaul.

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/22/2017 1:58:10 PM #

Yep, as we have discussed, Reed's mechanics, IMO, are just terrible. % walks in 2 more innings, 4 of which have scored. How much is command, how much is fear of challenging hitters I don't know, but other than his relief work, he just does not look to be ready at all. Maybe he will be someday, but not now--as a SP.

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/22/2017 1:58:39 PM #

That would be 5 walks in 2 innings.

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/22/2017 1:59:11 PM #

By the way, no issue here with your vent on Thom.

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/22/2017 2:11:51 PM #

Duvall , except fr the one big swing yesterday, is really struggling right now, along with Schebler--to state the obvious.

Joey having a fine day.

Dawginnaples
Dawginnaples
4/22/2017 2:20:01 PM #

Another example of the insufferable Thom is his treatment of Arrietta as compared to his treatment of Reed. Jake has thrown more than fifty pitches and given up five runs while leaving half the lineup on base in two innings and all we hear is Cy young this and Silver Slugger that and All Star this and not a word about his struggles. Now, granted, Reed was bad but not a positive word? Couldn't find one pitch he liked? Nothing? Not even the breaking ball that got Schwarber? Man?!!!!

Dawginnaples
Dawginnaples
4/22/2017 2:21:33 PM #

Where's Jim Day when you need him?

Mary
Mary
4/22/2017 2:24:06 PM #

A SCORELESS INNING- that's the news for the top of the third-- a first for the game

Dawginnaples
Dawginnaples
4/22/2017 2:26:55 PM #

Wonder if Arrietta ever went to the All Star game? Cheese and rice Thom!

Dawginnaples
Dawginnaples
4/22/2017 2:31:24 PM #

OK - done now.
    Great play by Heyward.

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/22/2017 2:38:40 PM #

You are not bothering us.

This guy has 2 scoreless innings so far--I did not even know we had this guy until they called him up.

Have we always had him, did we trade for him, what? You guys know?

Mary
Mary
4/22/2017 2:49:49 PM #

Claimed on waivers from the Pirates in February

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/22/2017 2:59:27 PM #

Thanks Mary. I guess I have been spending too much time here in the isolated Mts.! I had no clue.

So, we walk another one, then try and nibble against the pitcher, for two pitches, then throw him a fastball which he hits a triple on, driving in the walk--but we go right after the next two hitters, one of which is Kyle Schwaber( spelling ), and get them out.

Now I understand--not.

Dawginnaples
Dawginnaples
4/22/2017 3:40:55 PM #

Early on at least, Bob Steve appears to have some good downward motion today.

Dawginnaples
Dawginnaples
4/22/2017 3:45:35 PM #

Good command as well. He's putting his hand up and asking to be called upon!

Dawginnaples
Dawginnaples
4/22/2017 3:59:39 PM #

Another example, two homers in an inning and all we hear is how awesome the opposition is. And that was a homer in by Cozart. Off the concrete not the padding.

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/22/2017 7:34:22 PM #

Dawg,

BobSteve does appear to be making some progress--we discussed that little yesterday, even though he lost the game due to a walk after starting off 0-2 to the number 9 hitter--with 2 out.

Still, he really has showed some glimmer of improvement in a couple areas. I can handle slow progress, makes me think he is maybe starting to get it?

Mary
Mary
4/23/2017 1:46:33 PM #

Looks like BA continues to get his groove back.  Just turned on the game in time to see the bottom of the third (I am baby sitting a dog who needs a "sanitary trim" something fierce--just had to give him a bath after taking him out to poop and about half was left in his long flowing bloomers--TMI, I know)

Mary
Mary
4/23/2017 1:50:21 PM #

i spoke too soon as Rizzo ties it at 2-2 with that HR

Mary
Mary
4/23/2017 2:30:15 PM #

Arroyo is through six innings and leads 3-2 having allowed only 3 hits and 66 pitches.  Hope Cody Reed, etc., are taking notes on how control can keep you in the game

Dawginnaples
Dawginnaples
4/23/2017 2:32:38 PM #

Think he'll be back for the seventh? Just got home.

Mary
Mary
4/23/2017 2:34:02 PM #

It's the third time heading to the 4th time through the order, so I think he will be on a short leash.  He's been in total control in this game like the old BA

Mary
Mary
4/23/2017 2:35:56 PM #

Nice bunt by Gennett to load the bases with no outs here in the 6th

Mary
Mary
4/23/2017 2:36:19 PM #

And Kivlehan follows with a 3 run double!

Mary
Mary
4/23/2017 2:38:30 PM #

No Arroyo as he is pinch hit for here leading 6-2

Mary
Mary
4/23/2017 2:40:03 PM #

By Phillip Ervin who gets the 7th run in on an error at first

Mary
Mary
4/23/2017 2:40:33 PM #

Beyond slam range

Mary
Mary
4/23/2017 2:55:34 PM #

Blake Woods doesn't get an out, but WandyPeralta comes in and limits the Cubs to one run
7-3 Reds mid 7

Dawginnaples
Dawginnaples
4/23/2017 3:00:49 PM #

Peralta continuing to impress!
  And the retired Sstaff Sargent

Dawginnaples
Dawginnaples
4/23/2017 3:01:51 PM #

...with her rendition of God Bless America! Really nice job.

Mary
Mary
4/23/2017 3:13:09 PM #

Iglesias mows the Cubs down in the 8th
7-3 reds

Mary
Mary
4/23/2017 3:28:25 PM #

YIKES! Iglesias is looking rattled

Mary
Mary
4/23/2017 3:29:23 PM #

Tiring run at the plate with none out

Mary
Mary
4/23/2017 3:30:46 PM #

Followed by GBDP and no one on and 2 outs

Mary
Mary
4/23/2017 3:32:15 PM #

AND THIS ONE BELONGS TO THE REDS!

Dawginnaples
Dawginnaples
4/23/2017 3:34:01 PM #

To the dismay of one Thom Brenneman! I really dislike listening to his broadcasts.

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/23/2017 3:44:32 PM #

Hey gang, I came home from a church dinner, and we were ahead, just about the same time as Mary evidently? Then came Rizzo's 2 run blast to tie it up. So,  I would not allow myself to post as long as we were not behind--I know, a little silly baseball superstition.

Anyway, a win we badly needed. Should have been 2 out of 3 against the Cubies, but at this stage, I will take the win today and keep my mouth shut.

BA is amazing--and yes, Thom is just irritating. Good to see Schebler with a little life at the plate, and super happy for Kivlehan with a HUGE hit, 3 RBI. Peralta continues to impress. Wood is a little off right now, but not throwing the ball horrible IMO, has been a little unlucky recently on some soft hits clearing the IF.

Iglecias lost his cool, would not even look at, or speak to Tucker when he came out to calm him down, actually turned away--immature on his part. Learning experience I hope? No doubt, coming in with no save on the line probably helped him to lose his concentration a little--but that is a selfish attitude, not a team one.

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