05-05-2017 GAME THREAD: Giant For Their Only Visit to GABP This Year

by Mary 5. May 2017 00:17

The Reds have gotten back to the .500 mark for the sesason.  Sure would be nice to end this upcoming three game series with a winning record.  Bronson Arroyo gets the first opportunity in Friday's game, which for some reason starts at 6:40 PM instead of 7:10.

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Mary
Mary
5/5/2017 6:31:01 PM #

Rain is delaying start of tonight's game. Hope Dawg doesn't get too wet

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/5/2017 7:26:28 PM #

I forgot he was going to be there. Hopefully, he took his rain gear? SURELY, he did?

If not, he might be one wet Dawg--and we know how a wet Dawg smells.

Mary
Mary
5/5/2017 8:32:00 PM #

Phew

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/5/2017 7:27:25 PM #

Winning is most definitely more fun.

Mary
Mary
5/5/2017 8:31:26 PM #

Game underway. Not sure what the forecast is for the next few hours but hope it's dry.


BA with a scoreless first

Mary
Mary
5/5/2017 8:39:44 PM #

that was close to going out, but ends up a sac fly as Votto brings in Hamilton and Cozart moves to second

Mary
Mary
5/5/2017 8:43:01 PM #

Suarez singles to bring in Cozart to make it 2-0

Mary
Mary
5/5/2017 8:46:13 PM #

and after sneak hits through the infield by Schebler and Peraza, it is 3-0 after an inning

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/5/2017 8:47:21 PM #

Wow, that was a start worth waiting for--Dawg should be happy, wet or dry!

Mary
Mary
5/5/2017 8:54:11 PM #

Arroyo takes Arroyo out of the park.  

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/5/2017 8:58:52 PM #

Yep, that too!

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

3-1 Reds mid 2

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/5/2017 8:57:59 PM #

Vintage Arroyo, even when hr was younger and healthier--a solo HR.

Somehow, it does not even bother you if you have watched him long enough.

3-1 Reds.

Mary
Mary
5/5/2017 9:02:00 PM #

it's raining again, but the game goes on.  billy with his second consecutive walk in the game--and this time he quickly steals second

Mary
Mary
5/5/2017 9:03:45 PM #

and he steals thirds (still one out)

Mary
Mary
5/5/2017 9:08:59 PM #

Cozart steals second--he's been very aggressive on the basepath and it paid off in the first--maybe here too?  Will have to wait, as Cain walks Votto on a 3-2 count for the third walk of the inning

Mary
Mary
5/5/2017 9:11:22 PM #

and Suarez drives in 2 more to make it 5-1

Mary
Mary
5/5/2017 9:12:40 PM #

walks haunt?

Mary
Mary
5/5/2017 9:14:05 PM #

and Votto is out at the plate trying to score on Scheblar's single.  STill, I'll take a5-1 lead after 2 innings any day

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/5/2017 9:15:32 PM #

I could very easily get used to BH walks, SB's, and seeing eye hits by our side for a change.

Looking good.

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/5/2017 9:17:34 PM #

Cozart has basically stolen two runs tonight with aggressive, smart base running, putting himself in scoring position twice, taking us out of DP possibilities.

Mary
Mary
5/5/2017 9:19:57 PM #

Arroyo with 48 pitches through 3. He tends to hit the wall somewhere around 80 pitches, so a couple of efficient innings would be nice

Dawginnaples
Dawginnaples
5/5/2017 9:22:43 PM #

Peraza serves one into center for a lead off single. And the rain has stopped!!!

Mary
Mary
5/5/2017 9:24:25 PM #

where are you sitting?

Mary
Mary
5/5/2017 9:28:14 PM #

Billy drives in the Reds 6th run after Peraza stole second when Arroyo struck out trying to bunt. Two outs.

Mary
Mary
5/5/2017 9:30:37 PM #

6-1 Reds after 3

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/5/2017 9:32:57 PM #

The Dawg made it to the game!

Except for the weather, you could not have picked a better game to watch--thus far.

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/5/2017 9:34:16 PM #

Dawg,

With the screen Avatar, maybe the Reds would give you a free ticket on one of the Barks in the Park night?

Mary
Mary
5/5/2017 9:36:52 PM #

just what he needed-- a quick 4th for Arroyo (53 PC through 4)

still 6-1 Reds

Mary
Mary
5/5/2017 9:39:22 PM #

Matt Cain has taken a drubbing tonight--including 4 walks in the first three innings.  Wonder if he will make it through this inning?

Dawginnaples
Dawginnaples
5/5/2017 9:40:22 PM #

We are in 418 with the strikeouts for stroke group. Probably move down when all the little ones go home. They are hasnging tough though! A bunch of little Arroyos!😜

Mary
Mary
5/5/2017 9:41:17 PM #

Joey walks to lead off the 4th--fifth of the game for Cain

Mary
Mary
5/5/2017 9:45:16 PM #

TOOTBLAN as Suarez is out running up on Duvall's heels when Votto waited to see if the ball would be caught and stopped at third.  It is enough to get Cain pulled though.

Dawginnaples
Dawginnaples
5/5/2017 9:48:33 PM #

Peraza with a bases loaded triple. Wooohooo!

Mary
Mary
5/5/2017 9:48:40 PM #

Peraza drives  in 3 with a triple to make it 9-1.  I like this offensive juggernaut

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/5/2017 9:53:57 PM #

The fun continues!

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/5/2017 9:59:17 PM #

On the negative side, how long before Suarez "gets it" on the base paths? Mercy.

That said, unlike the last 2 times, I can at least understand how this one happened--no excuse, just kind of a weird play because Suarez was busting his butt hustling, looking at the ball he hit, fielder in right, and when he looked up, Duvall had kicked it back in gear heading toward third, then stopped when he saw Joey still there. Like I said, not a excuse, but I can see how this one, at least, did happen

Mary
Mary
5/5/2017 10:05:09 PM #

As BA is approaching 80 pitches here in the 5th, the Giants are starting to hit him. Sure would be great to get a quick third out and bring in the bullpen for the sixth inning

Mary
Mary
5/5/2017 10:06:33 PM #

and he gets it so finishes the fifth up 9-2

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

You called for that one--just in time most likely?

Mary
Mary
5/5/2017 10:19:16 PM #

and an error with the bases loaded keeps the Reds from being shut out for the first inning in the game; currently 10-2

Mary
Mary
5/5/2017 10:30:44 PM #

after juggling for a few tries, Scheblar drops the foul ball--sure would have been nice not to have Cozart's error and that dropped catch and the inning would be over.  Instead there are now runners on the corners and one out.  Better have someone ready in the bullpen--and here comes Bryan Price to bring in Blake Wood

Mary
Mary
5/5/2017 10:37:02 PM #

an unearned run makes the score 10-3 Reds mid six

Arroyo looks to get his third win of the season.  He is not going as deeply into games as he used to, but he is doing as good or better than the starting staff as a whole in eating innings

Mary
Mary
5/5/2017 10:41:59 PM #

Gennett walks to lead off the sixth-- the ninth of the game for the Reds. Wonder how many more there will be?  And Billy H triples (and thought about an inside-the-park HR when it went by te CFer) to bring him in and regai the 8 run lead

Mary
Mary
5/5/2017 10:43:31 PM #

Co9zart with a ground rule double brings in Hamilton--now 12-3 with no outs

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/5/2017 10:52:12 PM #

I had to take the dogs out--in the rain, no less--missed the Schebler dropped foul ball, Cozart error.

It's getting close to bed time for me here in the East--been a long day.

You and Dawg bring them on home, see you folks tomorrow.

Mary
Mary
5/5/2017 10:58:54 PM #

Wood lets the first two batters get on, then gets a K and a GBDP to keep it 12-3 mid 7

Mary
Mary
5/5/2017 11:06:06 PM #

just when I thought the Reds were going to go down in order for the first time, Snacks draws the 10th walk of the game with two out

Mary
Mary
5/5/2017 11:07:54 PM #

but they are held scoreless for the first time in the game

12-3 end of 7

Mary
Mary
5/5/2017 11:10:06 PM #

45 deg is what the temp is at the game--still got all your fingers and toes, Dawg?

Mary
Mary
5/5/2017 11:13:10 PM #

Drew Stubbs is PHing for the Giants--remember "light tower power"?

Mary
Mary
5/5/2017 11:15:19 PM #

Austin Brice in for the first time as a Red--Ks the first two he faces before allowing a single.  Brice was born in Hong Kong

Mary
Mary
5/5/2017 11:23:04 PM #

Billy singles to lead off the 8th to get on base for the fifth time (third hit, 2 BB)

Mary
Mary
5/5/2017 11:25:20 PM #

Votto walks for the fourth time in the game--I guess he wants to get back on the walks leader board

Mary
Mary
5/5/2017 11:30:19 PM #

Suarez draws the 12th walk to load the bases with 2 out in the 8th

Mary
Mary
5/5/2017 11:31:17 PM #

Schebler singles in a run to make it 13-3

Mary
Mary
5/5/2017 11:38:18 PM #

Didn't realize until just now that Sunday's game is a late game due to the flying pig marathon.  Starts at 4:10PM

Mary
Mary
5/5/2017 11:40:24 PM #

And this one belongs to the Reds!

Very nice 2 innings for Austin Brice--3 Ks, 1 hit and no walks

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/6/2017 9:34:43 AM #

Thanks for the final updates Mary.

A nice, easy game to watch for a change. Old folks like me like one of those every now and then!

Catch you this evening.

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/6/2017 9:38:26 AM #

On Brice. Thom kept saying this was his debut, but I thought he was up earlier in the season for a short stint--actually pitched his way out of trouble not of his making after a error on the first batter he faced, leaving the bases loaded, did not panic, but got out of it ?

With all the moving parts for the Reds, I could most definitely be mistaken, have the wrong guy? Does not really matter, of course, just commenting.

Mary
Mary
5/6/2017 11:46:09 AM #

It was his first time up with the Reds.  I was a bit confused as well, but then realized I was thinking of Barrett Astin who was up earlier instead of Austin Brice

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/6/2017 2:05:48 PM #

Yep, you are right.

Thanks for clearing that up.

I guess it was the Astin/Austin sound a-likes--plus the BA vs. AB's, to go along with our resident BA for many years?.

You know we men, it's just very, very hard for us to admit mistakes that are not contributed to someone else--usually lady folks!

Thanks again.

Mary
Mary
5/6/2017 7:10:15 PM #

1 2 3 first for Garrett

Mary
Mary
5/6/2017 7:15:09 PM #

Billy with leadoff triple followed by Cozart sac fly gives Reds 2-0 lead

Mary
Mary
5/6/2017 7:15:44 PM #

1-0 not 2-0

Mary
Mary
5/6/2017 7:17:03 PM #

ADAM BOMB!! Now it's 2-0

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/6/2017 7:21:07 PM #

Man, our Reds off and running again tonight--both on offense, and on the hill.

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/6/2017 7:22:08 PM #

The Giants have to be sick seeing what Duvall is doing with the Reds--or, at least I would think so?

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/6/2017 7:38:39 PM #

Gracious, what a ugly inning. Garrett with a bad first two batters, Kivelehan with one easy dropped fly ball, then a second more difficult drop, and then Kivelehan finally catching one in right, though shaky, throwing home, and the runner held at third--but, thank goodness, not at second, so Reds run him down between 2nd and third.

In all that mess, the Giants tie it up--but no more.

Little League baseball for sure.

Mary
Mary
5/6/2017 7:41:27 PM #

A true proof that "walks haunt"

Mary
Mary
5/6/2017 7:46:18 PM #

How could Billy stretch that single into a double?  Only him--and he drives in two runs to regain the lead, then promptly steals third.  He is amazing (and his defense saved Garrett in the top of the inning)

4-2 Reds after 2

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/6/2017 7:49:35 PM #

Reds come right back, with the help of a Giants error, and a two out bloop over the head of the SS by BH to drive in 2 more--it was really a single, but BH turned it into a double, then stole third just for the fun of it.

Kivelehan was on base as well, but I missed his ABN--hope he got a hit to help his head a little?

Mary
Mary
5/6/2017 7:53:21 PM #

he did get a hit

Mary
Mary
5/6/2017 7:51:29 PM #

nice comeback inning for Amir as he puts the Giants down in order

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/6/2017 7:51:32 PM #

Yep, BH did keep the second from being a total disaster with that great play up against the wall with the bases loaded.

He sure is fun to watch when he is right--and he has been right recently.

Mary
Mary
5/6/2017 7:54:50 PM #

Joey draws his fifth walk in the series so far

Mary
Mary
5/6/2017 7:57:36 PM #

The Reds have batted in 11 innings so far in this series and scored in 10 of them. Suarez drives in Votto to make it 5-2

Mary
Mary
5/6/2017 7:58:17 PM #

and Peraza's ground out scores Duvall and moves Suarez to second  6-2

Mary
Mary
5/6/2017 7:59:21 PM #

and a wild pitch brings in Suarez to make it 7-2.  This surely has been a pleasant homestand so far (not always the best weather, but good outcomes)

Mary
Mary
5/6/2017 8:00:06 PM #

KIVLEHAN!! Now he should feel pretty good
8-2

Mary
Mary
5/6/2017 8:00:50 PM #

Now Snacks with a single keeps it going with one out

Mary
Mary
5/6/2017 8:02:29 PM #

Billy is at the plate for the ninth time in the 11 innings so far this series--what a hurt for the SF pitching staff

Mary
Mary
5/6/2017 8:04:59 PM #

Wow-Snacks goes first to third on that single by Billy

Mary
Mary
5/6/2017 8:05:51 PM #

Cozart drives in Mesoraco and the Reds juggernaut rolls on  9-2

Mary
Mary
5/6/2017 8:08:08 PM #

of course, Joey continues the beating with a double down the left field line to bring in Billy in and more Cozart to third  10-2

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/6/2017 8:14:21 PM #

Well, I think we can kick our shoes off, settle back and enjoy this one as well. Lord, we have been on a tear the last few days.

Mary
Mary
5/6/2017 8:18:52 PM #

Garrett has loaded the bases again here in the 4th.  He's not going to make it through five innings if he isn't careful

Mary
Mary
5/6/2017 8:19:39 PM #

and as soon as I say that he gets a GBDP and is safely out of the inning

10-2 REds mid 4

Mary
Mary
5/6/2017 8:22:33 PM #

GENO!!!   11-2

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/6/2017 8:31:39 PM #

It will be interesting to see how we swing the bats against Johnny tomorrow?

We sure have been swinging them well for a few days--against some pretty decent pitchers--but not Cueto, of course.

Mary
Mary
5/6/2017 8:43:01 PM #

Giants finally get Billy out here in the fifth

Mary
Mary
5/6/2017 8:48:37 PM #

a sac fly by Duvall brings in the 12th run--and keeps the streak of scoring runs in 12 of 13 innings so far

Mary
Mary
5/6/2017 9:00:12 PM #

Garrett leaves two on and is through six with a 12-2 lead and almost 100 pitches.  Good game

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/6/2017 9:02:18 PM #

Yep, he was a little shaky at the end--definitely time to get him out with a lead like we have.

He sure is impressive.

Dawginnaples
Dawginnaples
5/6/2017 9:08:56 PM #

Hope ten runs is enough for BobSteve.

Mary
Mary
5/6/2017 9:23:56 PM #

he's got 11 now

Mary
Mary
5/6/2017 9:12:40 PM #

nice 1-2-3 inning for BobSteve

12-2 mid 7

Mary
Mary
5/6/2017 9:36:56 PM #

and a repeat for BobSteve in the 8th; Reds up 14-2

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/6/2017 9:38:45 PM #

BobSteve continues to tease--hope one day, he makes us all proud he is with us?

Mary
Mary
5/6/2017 9:52:45 PM #

AND THIS ONE BELONGS TO THE FIRST PLACE REDS (assumes NYY finish off the Cubs which seems pretty secure)

Mary
Mary
5/6/2017 10:02:51 PM #

Although the lead is down to 5 for the Yankees in the bottom of the 8th

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/6/2017 10:17:35 PM #

Still looking mighty good for first place come tomorrow--MIGHTY GOOD!

Guys have fought back from a terrible streak--character building I like to call it.

Tomorrow.

Mary
Mary
5/7/2017 4:10:58 PM #

Feldman with a 1-2-3 first; now can the offense keep going while facing Cueto?

Mary
Mary
5/7/2017 4:19:19 PM #

Billy on from an error, Joey with a soft single, followed by Suarez with a bloop hit to score Hamilton and the Reds take a 1-0 lead

Mary
Mary
5/7/2017 4:22:54 PM #

Scooter Gennett with a two out RBI as his single brings in Votto to make it 2-0

Mary
Mary
5/7/2017 4:38:04 PM #

a leadoff HBP is left on as Feldman has a second scoreless inning
2-0 Reds mid 2

Mary
Mary
5/7/2017 4:42:57 PM #

Billy with another triple with 2 outs in the second.

Mary
Mary
5/7/2017 4:43:56 PM #

Reds don't score in the second; lead 2-0

Mary
Mary
5/7/2017 4:47:55 PM #

The long awaited Chris Welch visit to Dominican Republic with Johnny Cueto made a cameo today!!  Teaser said we will see more when the Reds play in SF soon.

Mary
Mary
5/7/2017 4:50:20 PM #

Another scoreless inning in the third for Feldman; still 2-0 mid 3

Mary
Mary
5/7/2017 4:56:57 PM #

BEAM IT OUT, SCOTTY!!! 3-0

Mary
Mary
5/7/2017 5:06:16 PM #

a leadoff single, but a GBDP ends the top of the 4th with no damage; still 3-0 mid 4

Mary
Mary
5/7/2017 5:21:27 PM #

nice play b Cozart for the third out strands the runner at third.  Feldman through 5 innings with 5b pitches.  The SF Giants--the cure for what has been ailing Feldman

Mary
Mary
5/7/2017 5:22:50 PM #

65 pitches not 5b

Mary
Mary
5/7/2017 5:27:28 PM #

Billy forces a balk from Cueto and is at second

Mary
Mary
5/7/2017 5:28:42 PM #

unfortunately, he is thrown out on the next pitch when he overslides third and is tagged out

Mary
Mary
5/7/2017 5:29:06 PM #

COZIE BOMB!!

Mary
Mary
5/7/2017 5:31:19 PM #

4-0 Reds end of 5

Mary
Mary
5/7/2017 5:36:26 PM #

Hey, Gene--the Reds are really trying to confuse you.  They sent Amir Garrett down (to save innings for later in the year--said he will only pitch one inning in those 10 days) and brought Barrett Astin up.  So now  Austin and Astin are both on the roster.  Reds have 2 off days in that time frame and can use a 4 man rotation.

Mary
Mary
5/7/2017 5:44:05 PM #

Six scoreless innings for Feldman--81 pitches, so he should be good for 7

still lead 4-0

Mary
Mary
5/7/2017 5:49:57 PM #

Cueto has held the Reds in check- only six hits and 4 runs in the six innings he has pitched.  A moral victory for the Giants.

I would feel better with a few more runs Smile

Mary
Mary
5/7/2017 5:54:33 PM #

7 pitch 7th for Feldman--he may not be done!

4-0 Reds

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/7/2017 6:01:33 PM #

Hey Mary, have had family over all afternoon, been able to spot watch, but not post until now.

LOL at the Garrett move--which I agree with--and the Astin, Austin boys on deck, with BA still here also. If we start the two initial ID's I will be totally out of it!

Reds still playing great, appreciate the summary of all that has transpired, as I have been able to watch, but not without breaks in between--and the sound down much of the time.

Hopefully we can finish this thing off, man, that would be great.

Mary
Mary
5/7/2017 6:04:11 PM #

Cueto through 7 also, but his pitch count is considerably higher at 112, so I would guess he is done.  2 of the 4 runs the Reds scored were unearned, but his offense never arrived in Cincinnati

Mary
Mary
5/7/2017 6:14:01 PM #

Great game by Feldman--8 shutout innings and only 4 hits.  

4-0 Reds

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/7/2017 6:15:18 PM #

Feldman seems to have rediscovered his mechanics somewhere?

He looks like he did the first 2-3 starts of the year--good for him, the pen, and US!

Mary
Mary
5/7/2017 6:16:05 PM #

Looks like Feldman is lobbying to go back out for the 9th

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/7/2017 6:17:02 PM #

Yep, Johnny was good, but with no offense, it simply does not matter.

Like all Red's fans, I wish him well the rest of the year--except if he pitches against us, of course.

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/7/2017 6:17:50 PM #

Old guy like Feldman would like to have one last shot at a shutout, complete game, I am sure.

Mary
Mary
5/7/2017 6:25:58 PM #

still 4-0 and Feldman IS coming back out for the ninth

Mary
Mary
5/7/2017 6:30:38 PM #

nice play by Peraza for the second out

Mary
Mary
5/7/2017 6:32:33 PM #

AND THIS ONE BELONGS TO THE REDS!!

Sweep and complete game shutout for Feldman

Mary
Mary
5/7/2017 6:33:20 PM #

really nice series and what a finale!  It was totally different from the first two games except in the outcome

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/7/2017 6:35:13 PM #

What a great series from the Red's perspective--and home-stand thus far.

I do believe will shall remain in first place for at least a second day in May--not bad, not bad at all.

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/8/2017 8:33:17 AM #

Well, looks like we are in first all by ourselves after the marathon 18 inning win by the Yanks over the Cubs last night.

Yanks just might be a little tired for today's game as well?

If not for the Brewers we would be running away with this thing!

Mary
Mary
5/8/2017 10:08:54 AM #

I turned the Yankee Cubs game on in the 9th inning. Chapman was way off. I lasted until the end of the 16th and gave up thinking the game would ever end. Really tired teams tonight I hope. Bullpen especially

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