04-28-2017 GAME THREAD: Back to Busch (and Back to Winning, Please)

by Mary 28. April 2017 19:52

The Reds did pretty well the first time through St. Louis this year, but have fallen on hard times since then.  Can the decent starting pitching we saw them return and give the offense a fighting chance to come out on top?  Sure hope so, or this could be a really long summer.

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Mary
Mary
4/28/2017 8:09:00 PM #

Zach Cozart is back to the two spot in the batting order tonight

Mary
Mary
4/28/2017 8:13:46 PM #

And Mesoraco replaces him in the 7th spot

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/28/2017 8:18:53 PM #

Reds batters looked like they thought the game started at 8:30?

Mary
Mary
4/28/2017 8:23:03 PM #

Fortunately, the Cards thought the same

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/28/2017 8:24:30 PM #

LOL!

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/28/2017 8:24:10 PM #

Adelman off to a good start as well.

Mary
Mary
4/28/2017 8:29:52 PM #

BEAM IT OUT, SCOTTY!!

Mary
Mary
4/28/2017 8:32:31 PM #

1-0 Reds mid 2 on Schebler's long solo HR

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/28/2017 8:35:13 PM #

Hopefully, Schebler is just proving to be a slow starter early in the season, and the guy we saw the last 2-3 months last year, the guy we have seen the last few days is the real Schebler? We should know before long which is the case?

Maryor
Maryor
4/28/2017 8:43:22 PM #

Or he's a Jay Bruce type, very hot or very cold

At least Adleman has started out with two scoreless innings, so the Reds are not starting in a deep hole

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/28/2017 9:18:44 PM #

Yep, a real possibility.

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/28/2017 8:36:14 PM #

I LIKE the BEAM IT OUT SCOTTY!

Nice touch.

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/28/2017 9:07:34 PM #

Rough inning for Adelman after the opening error on a routine ground ball.

Never know, maybe no one scores if that first out gets recorded and Adelman is not pitching lout of the stretch?  Crazy game, baseball.

One thing for sure, the error would not have scored.

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/28/2017 9:17:48 PM #

I thought Schebler had a 3 run shot there for a moment.

Maryor
Maryor
4/28/2017 9:18:48 PM #

I lost my internet connection for a short time and it was enough for the Reds to give up 3 runs

Maryor
Maryor
4/28/2017 9:19:23 PM #

Nice play by Cozart on that play

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/28/2017 9:21:24 PM #

Suarez took a very routine ground ball, soft tossed it a little as he was running toward first. Ball was off line a little, but looked as if it was catchable--Joey seemed to stretch early, could not reada just his feet, ball got by him on the fly--weird play, opened the flood gates.

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/28/2017 9:22:13 PM #

I missed Cozart's paly.

Maryor
Maryor
4/28/2017 9:22:50 PM #

Good to see Mesoraco throw the runner out trying to steal
Good defense makes it a quick inning for Adleman in the 4th
Still trail 3-1

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/28/2017 9:34:31 PM #

I would like to see BH start to get on base to lead off some innings--changes the entire dynamics of the Red's offense. The choir may be seated now.

Dawginnaples
Dawginnaples
4/28/2017 9:35:31 PM #

So, who should I pick on tonight. Schebler has three homer under since I complained about him.

Mary
Mary
4/28/2017 9:39:05 PM #

Billy H is a good choice

Dawginnaples
Dawginnaples
4/28/2017 9:41:31 PM #

Autocorrect changed homeruns to homer under? Now that's being creative!😀

Mary
Mary
4/28/2017 9:35:43 PM #

Sounds like there could be rain all weekend here in St. Louis

Mary
Mary
4/28/2017 9:38:37 PM #

Still trail 3-1 after 5

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/28/2017 9:42:55 PM #

Hey Dawg, Schebler almost had a 3 run shot his last AB as well--in case you were not watching.

We have all Monkey Pooped a few on here over the years.

How about Suarez along those same lines? Man, has he been good or what?

Mary
Mary
4/28/2017 9:47:03 PM #

And Schebler singles in this inning

Mary
Mary
4/28/2017 9:53:24 PM #

What!  How did the runner get picked off at third?

Mary
Mary
4/28/2017 9:53:56 PM #

I've never seen that play before

Mary
Mary
4/28/2017 9:56:29 PM #

That was sick to watch in the multiple replays on the STL channel

Dawginnaples
Dawginnaples
4/28/2017 9:56:09 PM #

Now that was an A grade TOOTBLAN. No excuse for that sort of thing.

Mary
Mary
4/28/2017 9:58:22 PM #

None whatsoever.

And now a solo HR makes it 4-1

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/28/2017 9:57:48 PM #

I can't freakin' believe that! That is twice, maybe 3 times in the last 3 weeks Suarez has gone completely asleep on the base paths.

As far as he has come in the field, on defense, he has made zero progress in the mental part of keeping his head in the game.

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/28/2017 9:58:44 PM #

Where is Billy Martin when you need him?

Dawginnaples
Dawginnaples
4/28/2017 10:04:37 PM #

Martin might have been arrested for assault if one of his guys did something like that. And the post game preset would have been a real hoot as well.

Dawginnaples
Dawginnaples
4/28/2017 10:10:00 PM #

Well! That's about it for me. How long til college basketball starts?

Mary
Mary
4/28/2017 10:13:50 PM #

6-1 after 6

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/28/2017 10:17:25 PM #

On second thought, it might be best to leave Suarez out there--make him go out to his position for the entire night--I am sure some Card fans are constantly reminding him of his feat--if that , plus watching the replay on Sports Center for a year off and on don't wake him up mentally, he is hopeless.

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/28/2017 10:25:04 PM #

Well, pretty soon we will hit one of those solo shots that don't matter, but I think I will call it a night.

Later gang.

Mary
Mary
4/28/2017 10:54:56 PM #

Well, well, well--I turned the game back on (sucker that I am) and see that the Reds have pulled to within 2 at 7-5 and have the tying run at the plate with two outs in the 8th.  

Mary
Mary
4/28/2017 10:56:26 PM #

I missed a Votto 2 run HR earlier this inning

Mary
Mary
4/28/2017 11:02:11 PM #

Billy H swings at the first pitch for the third out with two left on.  One inning left

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/28/2017 11:15:51 PM #

I'm still watching as well---fools love company I guess?

Mary
Mary
4/28/2017 11:18:08 PM #

But we got no ninth inning heroics Frown

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/28/2017 11:19:40 PM #

I really am signing off this time!

Later

Mary
Mary
4/29/2017 2:02:21 PM #

The promised rain has led to the game being postponed prior to starting

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/29/2017 9:30:59 PM #

No loss today--guaranteed!

Left me time to finish off all my lawn work before it rained late this evening--first time I have been caught up in a few weeks.

Mary
Mary
4/30/2017 2:28:03 PM #

Bronson vs his old protege today.  Reds got two hits off Leake in the first to match the total they got off him in their last meeting, but no runs this time.

After two quick outs, Arroyo walks Carpenter and is followed by a double by Gyorko then a run scores on a wild pitch
1-0 Cards end of 1

Dawginnaples
Dawginnaples
4/30/2017 2:51:14 PM #

Funny hearing Arroyo talk about Leake's "diminished" power. Good interview.

Mary
Mary
4/30/2017 3:00:59 PM #

I missed that one

Dawginnaples
Dawginnaples
4/30/2017 3:09:34 PM #

You got the FSO broadcast?

Mary
Mary
4/30/2017 3:11:10 PM #

I have both mlb.tv and MLB extra innings, but am watching on my tv in the den (which is not a smart tv) so it's the extra innings broadcast, which usually has the home broadcast

Mary
Mary
4/30/2017 3:14:36 PM #

I'm thinking of replacing the tv, but have been too lazy, and there is really nothing wrong with the tv (except not being a smart tv and only having a single hdmi port so I can't add a fire stick or rocky player to watch mlb.tv there--I can on other tvs, but not in this room)

Mary
Mary
4/30/2017 3:15:41 PM #

Stupid autocorrect--I changed that to R O K U three times

Dawginnaples
Dawginnaples
4/30/2017 3:12:32 PM #

Said Leake had not been in the weight room lately and has lost a few pounds. Doesn't think He can take him out of the yard so he's going to go right at him. Big smiles the whole conversation and you those two are good friends. He was jUst  having some fun.

Mary
Mary
4/30/2017 3:16:42 PM #

Was it on the pregame show or during the game?

Dawginnaples
Dawginnaples
4/30/2017 3:37:14 PM #

During the game. Right before Leake's first AB I think.

Dawginnaples
Dawginnaples
4/30/2017 3:24:19 PM #

I'll say it again. Votto is just a very good first baseman.

Dawginnaples
Dawginnaples
4/30/2017 3:25:23 PM #

Uh... NOT a very good first baseman.
         I need to get off the iPhone. 😳

Mary
Mary
4/30/2017 3:44:27 PM #

Well, there goes the close game and Arroyo's day

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/30/2017 3:47:41 PM #

I have been to a wake this afternoon, listened to a little of the game in the car on the way home--got here just in time to see the bottom of this inning--speaking of a wake, the Red's offense is pretty close right now.

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/30/2017 4:05:34 PM #

Offense wakes up a little-- pun intended--got a run. Nice hit by Schebler to drive in Duvall, who also hit a nice pitch for a double. Tucker got a solid 2b to right, but since the RF cut it off, reds don't score any more.

Mary
Mary
4/30/2017 4:27:36 PM #

And another to only trail by one with a chance to tie it up

Mary
Mary
4/30/2017 4:30:28 PM #

And Schebler doubles in the tying run

Mary
Mary
4/30/2017 4:32:48 PM #

4-4 middle of seventh

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/30/2017 4:33:53 PM #

Guess I need to trash the offense a littl more?

Some nice hitting that inning--for a huge change. Even Peraza had a really nice AB, got robbed of a double and RBI by Gyrko.

Mary
Mary
4/30/2017 4:34:35 PM #

Keep up the good work and the Reds might get a W

Mary
Mary
4/30/2017 4:50:53 PM #

Bases loaded and no outs--Cozart-Votto-Duvall next

Mary
Mary
4/30/2017 4:55:27 PM #

After a K by Cozart, Votto singles up the middle to make it 5-4

Mary
Mary
4/30/2017 4:57:53 PM #

That's all the Reds get, but they do lead 5-4 middle of 8

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/30/2017 5:00:00 PM #

At least we got a shot now--thanks to Snacks and Votto putting the bats on the ball.

Cozart has gone south since being put in the number 2 spot--very small sample, I know, just a comment.

Hopefully, Iglecias has his stuff today?

Mary
Mary
4/30/2017 5:02:11 PM #

Walks kill--lead off walks particularly

Mary
Mary
4/30/2017 5:03:20 PM #

Raisel needs to find the strike zone

Mary
Mary
4/30/2017 5:05:20 PM #

Wow-that was nice. Molina Ks and the runner falls down trying to get back to first and is tagged out

Mary
Mary
4/30/2017 5:07:44 PM #

On to the ninth still clinging to a one run lead

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/30/2017 5:22:07 PM #

Rats, I thought we were going to get a insurance run.

Mary
Mary
4/30/2017 5:29:58 PM #

AND THIS ONE BELONGS TO THE REDS!

Nice comeback from a 4 run deficit

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/30/2017 5:31:50 PM #

Well, the kind of win that just might get our guys back on track again? That would be more than nice.

Regardless, I sure am glad to get a comeback win--and, against the Cards!

I think I will go smoke a cigar--have not had one in awhile.

Later.

GeneWV
GeneWV
4/30/2017 5:32:49 PM #

I might add, that makes 3 out of 5 against the Cards in St. Louis.

Mary
Mary
4/30/2017 5:42:00 PM #

*That* makes me very happy

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