05-01-2017GAME THREAD: MAY DAY! MAY DAY! Rats Invade GABP For Four Days

by Mary 1. May 2017 17:57

Lets hope for a better outcome than the last time the Reds were at home. Amir Garrett is pitching tonight and needs to get back to where he was his first two outings of the season (well, close to them at least, as they were outstanding).  Schebler and Duvall are heating up, and Joey is being Joey of a different sort (less walks, more home runs), and Snacks is back with two hits in his first five times at the plate.  

Has there been any word on the walking wounded pitching staff?  Homer, Disco, etc?

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Mary
Mary
5/1/2017 7:06:02 PM #

It's George Grande and the "buccos" tonight.  

One quick out for Garrett

Mary
Mary
5/1/2017 7:08:43 PM #

McCutchen ruins Amir's perfect game in the first inning with a 2 out solo HR

Mary
Mary
5/1/2017 7:12:32 PM #

Billy is even quicker inn ruining Cole's perfect game by singling on the second pitch

Mary
Mary
5/1/2017 7:26:09 PM #

Billy left on third in spite of stealing second and third
1-0 Rats after 1

Mary
Mary
5/1/2017 8:00:57 PM #

Still down 1-0 after 3

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/1/2017 8:04:30 PM #

I have been watching, had company, could not post.

One hanging slider to "Clutch is the difference right now, and the inability to get BH in from third with only one out, Joey at the plate.

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/1/2017 8:05:08 PM #

Garret still struggling as little with release point it seems?

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/1/2017 8:13:20 PM #

How about that pick off!

Clutch was obviously going on the first move--so, Garrett got him.

Mary
Mary
5/1/2017 8:20:06 PM #

Both pitchers are on and efficient tonight. Still trail 1--0

Mary
Mary
5/1/2017 8:30:37 PM #

Garrett through 5 innings with 70 pitches.  These innings are a big deal, since getting more than 3-4 innings from a starter has been the exception and not the rule.  Now Reds just need to figure out Cole as they have in the past (I think he is something like 0-6 against the Reds)

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/1/2017 8:36:53 PM #

Yep, hoping Garrett can shut them out for a couple more innings--maybe we can indeed score a couple?

Mary
Mary
5/1/2017 8:40:09 PM #

And another solo HR to lead of the 6th makes it 2-0

Mary
Mary
5/1/2017 8:43:28 PM #

Time for a few runs to give Amir a lead in the bottom of the 6th

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/1/2017 8:44:44 PM #

Hard to complain abut 2 solos 6 innings in--we just need to score some runs ourselves.

Nice to see Garrett back in the saddle after getting bucked off the hill last time out.

Mary
Mary
5/1/2017 8:56:30 PM #

YES!! ADAM BOMB !!

Reds up 3-2

Mary
Mary
5/1/2017 9:00:32 PM #

Did I call that or what?

Reds up 3-2 after 6

Mary
Mary
5/1/2017 9:07:53 PM #

Pirates cut down on the bases a couple of times this game

Mary
Mary
5/1/2017 9:09:26 PM #

Garrett finishes up with a K and leads mid 7 by one.  He's at nearly 100 pitches and Storen was warming up so I would guess he's done.  He was just what the doctor ordered--give the pen a reasonable number of innings to cover and a  lead to hold

Marya
Marya
5/1/2017 9:11:21 PM #

The only 2 hits he gave up were solo HRs

Marya
Marya
5/1/2017 9:25:31 PM #

Crap--a second solo HR of the night for Josh Harrison ties it up in the 8th

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/1/2017 9:29:14 PM #

Well, my pastor called me just before Duvall hit his 3 run bomb--which you DID call!

Then, he hung up just a minute after Harriston hit his second on that hanging slider by Storen.

Just got to score some more I guess?

Marya
Marya
5/1/2017 9:46:58 PM #

Bottom of the ninth would be a good time to end it

Marya
Marya
5/1/2017 9:57:18 PM #

Just when the Reds have a starter go 7 innings and the BP appears to get a light load, the game goes to extra innings

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/1/2017 9:57:58 PM #

Man, this guy is wicked--hope he is done for the night?

Come on, hold'em one more inning Lorenzen.

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/1/2017 9:58:47 PM #

Yep, Storen has been money--until that hanger.

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/1/2017 10:04:52 PM #

Nice play by Joey, nice job by Lorenzen.

Just one will do it guys.

Mary
Mary
5/1/2017 10:18:52 PM #

AND THIS ONE BELONGS TO THE REDS!!

Way to go Billy!

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/1/2017 10:24:25 PM #

Praise the Lord!

Lead-off walk by Tucker, throwing error trying to pick Alcantrea off, who was running for Tucker at first, big two out hit by BH, and the Reds have their second comeback win in two nights!

Good pitching by Garrett to set the table, nice relief by Lorenzen, big 3 run homer by Duvall earlier, and you have the ingredients for a Reds walk-off win.

I feel good!

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/1/2017 10:26:42 PM #

Of all the folks we play, I think I enjoy beating the Cards and Pirates the most--with the Cubs a close third.

Tomorrow.

Mary
Mary
5/1/2017 11:07:14 PM #

I will probably be late to the game tomorrow as I am day tripping to Astoria tomorrow with a couple of friends.  Of course the forecast is for rain (it is Oregon and it is on the coast)

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/2/2017 1:25:29 PM #

Stay safe, we will catch you sometime during the game--hopefully, with a lead?

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/2/2017 7:10:44 PM #

Nice start by Feldman, 3 up, 3 down in top of the first.

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/2/2017 7:33:10 PM #

BH and Zack work walks, Joey hits a bomb of the batting eye in CF--3-0 Reds first inning.

Reds send 8 to the plate, but can't score again.

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/2/2017 7:56:07 PM #

Pirates get a lead off triple, then a double by Mercer--but no more, as Feldman pitches his way out of it with minimum damage.

3-1 Reds, bottom of the third.

Mary
Mary
5/2/2017 8:21:14 PM #

Just got home in time to see the Rats blow the game up\7-3 Rats mid 4

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/2/2017 8:24:06 PM #

Mercy, Feldman implodes, gives up 6 after a lead-off walk, including anohter Harriston 3 run HR--his third in two nights, and a 2 out single to the pitcher just before the HR. Feldman all over the place with his pitches.

7-3 Pirates.

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/2/2017 8:31:49 PM #

Mary,

Your timing is a little like mine ha been recently--tuning in when the roof caves in.

Sure would have been nice to get that run in from 3rd.

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/2/2017 8:44:23 PM #

Offense looking a little puzzled after hitting the ball hard in the first couple innings--except for Votto, of course.

Mary
Mary
5/2/2017 8:53:42 PM #

Yep--need someone  (s) to rediscover their hitting stroke

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/2/2017 9:19:49 PM #

BobSteve teases a little every now and then, but never seems to quite get over the hump.

Dawginnaples
Dawginnaples
5/3/2017 6:33:47 PM #

Be checking in a little later but can't follow all game. Going to see the As at the Twins tonight. You guys get us the win, now. Ok?

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/3/2017 7:10:37 PM #

Will try.

Nice start for Davis--contrary to his first couple starts.

Mary
Mary
5/3/2017 7:15:10 PM #

I've got my fingers crossed that there is no inning like the one yesterday the flipped the score upside down

Mary
Mary
5/3/2017 7:19:03 PM #

GENO!!   3-0 Reds

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/3/2017 7:22:52 PM #

Cozart singles, Votto walks, Suarez goes yard.

3-0 Reds, end of one.

Did we see this movie last night? Hope m\it's not the same one--just the beginning?

Mary
Mary
5/3/2017 7:36:11 PM #

Rookie escapes a bases loaded one out situation without damage--just needs to avoid an explosive inning

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/3/2017 7:37:17 PM #

Davis looked a little like the guy we have seen the first couple times that inning--but, to his credit, pitches his way out of a bases loaded, 1 out jam--no runs given up.

Growth half inning? We shall see?

Mary
Mary
5/3/2017 8:02:44 PM #

Third inning also scoreless--just wish he was not already at 58 pitches thrown and only 3 innings

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/3/2017 8:03:18 PM #

Another inning with runners on where Davis did not seem to panic--stayed within himself mentally?

Maybe we are seeing the benefit of BA on him indeed? Hope so.

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/3/2017 8:03:46 PM #

Yep, high pitch count for sure.

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/3/2017 8:12:01 PM #

Man, sure would have liked to pick up at least a 4th run there with 2nd and 3rd, one out. Not to be.

Mary
Mary
5/3/2017 8:24:13 PM #

And that makes 8 left on base by Rookie in the last three innings.  80 PC through 4.  Good score, not the best outcome way to get to it, as things like this are killing the pen

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/3/2017 8:24:17 PM #

Not a solid inning for Davis, but he still gets out of it with no runs, leaving the bases loaded again.

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/3/2017 8:25:50 PM #

You are right on the pen--arms will fall off by June at this rate.

Mary
Mary
5/3/2017 8:29:23 PM #

Well, Gene--you're going to have to bring this one home safely.  Got to head over to friends' house for dinner

Mary
Mary
5/3/2017 8:33:56 PM #

Just getting ready to turn off the iPad when BILLY!!! Makes it 6-0

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/3/2017 8:37:58 PM #

George called it a "Billy Bullet!" I like that!

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/3/2017 8:44:57 PM #

Wow! GREAT DP started by Joey after a hit batsman. He has made two outstanding plays tonight in the field.

Still 6-0 Reds, going to the bottom of the 5th.

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/3/2017 9:09:53 PM #

Yes! First Meso-Rocket since 2014! That had to feel some kind of good.

7-0 Reds.

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/3/2017 9:21:53 PM #

Reed continues his two year struggle with command. Gives up 2 more walks, one of which comes in to score on a McClutcheon HR.

7-2 Reds.

Dawginnaples
Dawginnaples
5/3/2017 9:35:21 PM #

Snacks homered?

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/3/2017 10:00:14 PM #

Yep, and everyone was super happy!

Suarez and BH hit 3 run shots as well. Davis pitches 5 innings of scoreless ball, though he had runners on all  innings except the first, hr did not panic, pitched out of all of them--some progress there maybe?

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/3/2017 10:02:02 PM #

Storen and Iglecias made the 8th and 9th very uneventful, which was nice as well.

Later gang.

Mary
Mary
5/4/2017 10:20:05 AM #

Good job,Gene.

Cody Reed has been optioned to Louisville--I missed who was called up, but I'm sure we will find out shortly, as the game today starts in about 2 hours

Mary
Mary
5/4/2017 10:26:18 AM #

for some reason my posts hangup today when using my iPad, but go through using my laptop.  I've rebooted, etc, but no dice so far

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/4/2017 11:16:05 AM #

Cody Reed really needed to go down and pitch on a regular basis.

I don't know if he will ever get himself straightened out, but he has a chance down there pitching regularly, throwing between starts, working on mechanical issues, etc.

Up here, he cannot throw between appearances because he never knows when he will be called upon to pitch, so no chance to work on his mechanical issues. He obviously cannot correct himself in live games on the hill up with the big club.

I am sure he is devastated, but the move was best for him and the club.

Without looking, I would imagine our other wild lefty might be coming off the DL to take his place?

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/4/2017 11:41:47 AM #

I have to house sit for awhile waiting on a repairman for my sister in law's dryer while she and my wife go to dental appointments.

I will be able to watch the game on the Pirate TV station, but will not have a computer, as my sister in law does not have a online service.

Hopefully, we win, make it 3 of 4 against the Bukos, as George would say!

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/4/2017 11:43:02 AM #

Buccos I guess? Maybe Buckos? Who cares?

Mary
Mary
5/4/2017 12:50:26 PM #

Austin Brice is the callup.

I see that the game is currently set to start at 1:30 PM ET

Mary
Mary
5/4/2017 1:53:34 PM #

Reds trail 1-0 bottom of 2

Mary
Mary
5/4/2017 1:55:12 PM #

And posting from my Android phone works but ipad doesn't.  I can read on tne ipad but it times out on posting.  Other sites are responding normally

Mary
Mary
5/4/2017 2:46:45 PM #

It's an official game and the Reds lead 2-1 middle of 5

Mary
Mary
5/4/2017 3:51:01 PM #

good pitching today, with Feldman with 6 innings and 2 runs allowed and Lorenzen with two scoreless.  Currently 4-2 Reds bottom of the 8th

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/4/2017 9:43:34 PM #

Yep, Reds played a solid low-scoring MLB game--made some nice defensive plays, got some solid pitching from Adelman through 6, a clutch hit here and there. then the pen finished out in style.

I know some get tired of hearing me say so, but I really like Adelman--a lot like Straily was, who I also liked. They have good command of 3-4 pitches, will throw any of the 4 on any count, and challenge the hitters to swing the bat to get on base.

Dawginnaples
Dawginnaples
5/5/2017 9:39:01 AM #

Nice series against them Buccos. Good work guys.
   Will be at the GABP tonight if the weather allows. Wonder if Doc or some of these will be going?

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