05-08-2017 GAME THREAD: Tired Yankees Arrive at GABP

by Mary 8. May 2017 10:37

A very successful homestand concludes with a short two game series versus the Bronx Bombers (does anyone still call them that?).  They are coming off a series sweep of the Cubs that combined with the Reds sweep of the Giants puts the Reds in sole possession (at least for today) of first place in the NL Central.  I am hoping that the letdown (and exhaustion) from their 18 inning win last night leads to a couple of Reds' wins.

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Mary
Mary
5/8/2017 7:07:22 PM #

An inauspicious start as an error is followed by a single so two on with no outs

Mary
Mary
5/8/2017 7:15:46 PM #

And it gets worse--one out, three in and two still on

Mary
Mary
5/8/2017 7:19:11 PM #

A GBDP ends the Yankee's first with the score 3-0

Mary
Mary
5/8/2017 7:26:41 PM #

Reds are not letting the Yankees pull away, as three straight singles to start their half of the inning make it 3-1

Mary
Mary
5/8/2017 7:40:36 PM #

4-1 NY mid 2

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/8/2017 8:10:13 PM #

I just got in from a doctor's appointment late this afternoon some 65 miles from home--no doctors close around here!

Anyway, looks like Davis is not faring well once again.

Lets hold'em,, catch'em, and then beat'em!

Mary
Mary
5/8/2017 8:19:33 PM #

It's taken awhile, but Rookie Davis has a clean inning where he strikes out the side in the 4th. Reds still trail 4-1 mid. 4

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/8/2017 8:19:46 PM #

Obviously, that was not the way Davis was throwing the first 3 innings.

Of course, it was 8,9 and 1--but we won't play with that at the moment.

Mary
Mary
5/8/2017 8:27:22 PM #

Not a good AB by Peraza to pop up on the first pitch with the bases loaded and none out

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/8/2017 8:32:27 PM #

That really hurt.

Double so when we consider Chapman makes this a shorter game--assuming he is available after last night?

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/8/2017 8:32:57 PM #

Yep, the Peraza AB was the key one.

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/8/2017 8:42:24 PM #

I think Davis hurt himself when he covered first on tht first ground ball to Votto this inning?

He was limping on his way back to the mound, then quickly tried to hide it--at least to my vision?

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/8/2017 8:50:37 PM #

This baby just keeps "eeking" away from us.

We need to make a move sooner rather than later.

Mary
Mary
5/8/2017 9:00:28 PM #

The Reds have been getting scoring opportunities, but they haven't been capitalizing on them

Mary
Mary
5/8/2017 9:02:01 PM #

Well, Duvall takes advantage of the two out error to single in Cozart to make it 5-2

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/8/2017 9:05:52 PM #

Reds do take advantage of a error this inning, Duvall knocks in runner from third with a 2 out single to left.

5-3 Yanks.

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/8/2017 9:06:30 PM #

There is that echo again.

Mary
Mary
5/8/2017 9:07:09 PM #

Wink

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/8/2017 9:19:55 PM #

Angel not exactly disproving his long time confusion with the strike zone behind the plate tonight.

Mary
Mary
5/8/2017 9:35:49 PM #

3 HBP in the same inning?  No bueno

Mary
Mary
5/8/2017 9:38:00 PM #

Barnhart or Votto should have gotten to that pop up by the dugout

Mary
Mary
5/8/2017 9:39:55 PM #

I think this is probably beyond salvation with the Yankees up 7-2 mid 7

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/8/2017 9:41:56 PM #

3 HBP , one walk, one pop-up not caught, one easy strike 3 called a ball by Angel, and the Yanks score two more.

Not looking good at all--one would think the Reds played all last night and then caught a plane.

Mary
Mary
5/8/2017 9:49:30 PM #

VOTTOMATIC!!  7-4

Mary
Mary
5/8/2017 9:59:26 PM #

So much for crawling within. 3 as Austin gives up a 4 run HR

Mary
Mary
5/8/2017 10:00:07 PM #

Astin, not Austin (he was in the game earlier I believe)

Mary
Mary
5/8/2017 10:00:48 PM #

A TWO run HR (not 4)

Mary
Mary
5/8/2017 10:01:41 PM #

And there goes another one deep over the wall in CF

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/8/2017 10:09:34 PM #

Well, Joey hit his 2 run jack, I took the dogs outside, come back in, and the roof had caved in--again.

Just not our night I guess.

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/8/2017 10:11:17 PM #

Astin, Austin, Awful--all the same on this night it seems--although the first one was not as bad.

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/8/2017 10:36:30 PM #

Well, hopefully, we got that out of our system.

Tomorrow.

Mary
Mary
5/9/2017 7:03:08 PM #

So we get the national FS1 broadcast tonight--I suppose that could be an improvement over Thom

Mary
Mary
5/9/2017 7:09:02 PM #

That didn't take long--a one out solo HR allowed by Adleman in the top of the first

Dawginnaples
Dawginnaples
5/9/2017 7:16:58 PM #

I completely  agree with the assessment of announcers. National announcers got to be more impartial than Thom. Less critical as well. Castro a bit reminiscent of his Cub days already.

Mary
Mary
5/9/2017 7:26:16 PM #

Adleman allows another one out solo HR in the second

Dawginnaples
Dawginnaples
5/9/2017 7:30:33 PM #

Adelman talking to himself as he walks off after the second inning. Maybe he's asking himself where he left his control. Uncharacteristically pitching behind in the count a lot tonight.

Mary
Mary
5/9/2017 7:36:00 PM #

He can really help himself at the plate right now--bases loaded and no outs

Mary
Mary
5/9/2017 7:36:45 PM #

I can take that as a sort of plus--a K is not a DP

Mary
Mary
5/9/2017 7:39:37 PM #

2 run single for Billy makes it a tie

Mary
Mary
5/9/2017 7:44:17 PM #

Cozart singles to reload the bases for Joey who singles in two to give the Reds a 4-2 lead

Mary
Mary
5/9/2017 7:45:20 PM #

And Duvall singles to score Cozart to make it 5-2

Dawginnaples
Dawginnaples
5/9/2017 7:54:52 PM #

Paul O'Neil is a pretty darn good color guy

Mary
Mary
5/9/2017 7:58:39 PM #

A leadoff walk to Sabathia ends up as no-harm, no foul as he is erased on a GBDP followed by a another ground out
5-2 Reds mid 3

Dawginnaples
Dawginnaples
5/9/2017 7:58:57 PM #

Suarez continues to impress at third. Another difficult play made to look pretty easy.

Dawginnaples
Dawginnaples
5/9/2017 8:01:16 PM #

CC at 52 pitches and just starting the third inning. Might be an early shower for the old guy tonight.

Dawginnaple
Dawginnaple
5/9/2017 8:04:24 PM #

So they got Sabathia in serious pitch count problems and let him off with an 8 pitch inning. That's not good.

Mary
Mary
5/9/2017 8:15:28 PM #

5-3 Reds middle 4---nowhere near being a comfortable lead, so hope the offense can find the holes again

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/9/2017 8:25:09 PM #

Late to the party yet again. My elderly neighbor, who lives by himself, called me to help him get his Dish TV remote back in working order-he rolls over on it, etc., gets it off program, does not know how to get it back in regular mode so he can operate it again. Once there, I got to talk to him a little while, of course.

Anyway, I turned his TV on FS1, been watching, just could not post.

Hopefully, we score some more runs as you say Mary--does not look as if the 5 runs will be enough to hold up for the entire game?

Mary
Mary
5/9/2017 8:32:49 PM #

Snacks took a beating getting that K--hit it the mask twice by the bat
Still 5-3 Reds mid 5

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/9/2017 8:34:11 PM #

And that was catcher to catcher! I guess that is like a catcher's bean bat?

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/9/2017 8:33:21 PM #

Adelman holding in there. Hopefully, we can get one more out of him?

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/9/2017 8:39:48 PM #

For a brief moment, I thought we had another run there.

Mary
Mary
5/9/2017 8:48:42 PM #

Lorenzen doesn't have his best control tonight--a walk and a wild pitch so far this inning

Mary
Mary
5/9/2017 8:49:38 PM #

And after a near miss, he hits the batter to load the bases

Mary
Mary
5/9/2017 8:51:41 PM #

A ground out leaves the bases loaded and the score still 5-3 mid 6

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/9/2017 8:52:12 PM #

Lorenzen shaky , to say the least.

Come on guys, lets score a couple runs.

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/9/2017 8:55:22 PM #

Dawg,

Agree on O'Neil being a really nice color guy--no attention to self, just the game, what is going on, what might be going on behind the scene, etc. I like that.

Mary
Mary
5/9/2017 8:56:38 PM #

Wow--Lorenzen beat out that infield hit

Mary
Mary
5/9/2017 8:57:25 PM #

NY challenging

Mary
Mary
5/9/2017 8:58:17 PM #

Overturned and he's out

Mary
Mary
5/9/2017 8:59:26 PM #

Ouch--Billy out trying to stretch that hit into a double.  Not too much went right in that half inning

Mary
Mary
5/9/2017 9:11:47 PM #

Lorenzen not exactly sharp, but gets through another inning with the Reds sill leading 5-3 middle 7

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/9/2017 9:13:12 PM #

Lorenzen toughed his way through 2 scoreless on a night he did not have good command at all--even with his fastball. Nice.

Dawginnaple
Dawginnaple
5/9/2017 9:18:10 PM #

Another good opportunity to get some insurance, here.

Mary
Mary
5/9/2017 9:23:01 PM #

Not looking so good after those first two walks are followed by 2 Ks

Dawginnaple
Dawginnaple
5/9/2017 9:24:48 PM #

Wow! That was a good bit of pitching right there. Heckle and Hyde inning for Betances.

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/9/2017 9:32:22 PM #

Nasty stuff indeed.

Mary
Mary
5/9/2017 9:34:33 PM #

3 outs to go
Still 5-3 Reds mid 8

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/9/2017 9:35:30 PM #

Nice pitching there--but, what is new with this guy--nothing.

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/9/2017 9:36:48 PM #

I was going to say almost exactly the same thing Mary--seems as though we aren't going to score any more runs--but with Iglecias, one does feel a little safer.

Mary
Mary
5/9/2017 9:52:31 PM #

I'd love to see a GBDP about now

Mary
Mary
5/9/2017 9:54:18 PM #

AND THIS ONE BELONGS TO THE REDS!!

Mary
Mary
5/9/2017 9:54:58 PM #

I got my DP, but not exactly as I called for, but just as good

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/9/2017 9:56:19 PM #

Well, I guess I should not have bragged on Iglecias--but, the baseball gods were with us--could have been big trouble there.

Super nice home stand for the good guys.

Catch you folks on the flip side.

Dawginnaple
Dawginnaple
5/9/2017 9:59:53 PM #

A Reds win and not being exposed to another dose of Negative Nellie (aka Thom). Nice! Nice indeed.

Dawginnaple
Dawginnaple
5/9/2017 10:02:21 PM #

Yep- night y'all.

Dawginnaples
Dawginnaples
5/10/2017 10:49:16 AM #

I guess we are going with a three man rotation, now? That hasn't been tried in decades:


m.reds.mlb.com/.../

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Mary
Mary
5/10/2017 1:00:17 PM #

Rookie Davis is the latest baby starter to be sent to L'Ville, joining Cody Reed and Amir Garrett. Garrett will be back very soon (probably when he is again eligible) but Reed and Davis have to show they can exhibit some command of their stuff which is a longer term thing.

www.redreporter.com/.../cincinnati-reds-option-rookie-davis-to-aaa-louisville

Mary
Mary
5/10/2017 1:02:29 PM #

As that article says, that leaves the starting rotation as of the moment to consist of Arroyo, Adleman, and Feldman--- a crew not likely to strike fear in any competent offense

Mary
Mary
5/10/2017 1:40:50 PM #

Just saw when I posted this (and the thread updated) that Dawg beat me to the story.  

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/10/2017 5:17:03 PM #

Yep, no way Davis or Reed is ready right now, so I understand the moves--better for them and the team.

My guess is that BobSteve might get another start, and soon afterward, either Descafani or Finnegan might be ready to go? At any rate, Garrett would be back up in a few more days as well.

All these youngsters, save Garrett it seems, have gotten by on their hard stuff in the minors, where more free swingers are found, few MLB ready hitters, and the K zone is bigger. Up here, command is the key--as we all know. This is why guys like BA, Straily, Adelman, and other Straily-types can make the rotations as number 4's and 5's, have a nice careers.

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/10/2017 9:29:44 PM #

Should have read BA, Feldman, Adelman, and other Dan Straily-types can make the rotations as number 4 and 5 starters, eat up innings, take one for the club every now and then, have W-L records of around .500, and have pretty nice careers.

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