05-11-2017 GAME THREAD: Can The Reds Continue to Dominate the Giants?

by Mary 11. May 2017 18:50

Bronson Arroyo starts off the four game series against the team that it seems the Reds just played (only two games since they last met on Sunday).  Let's hope for good Arroyo tonight and a repeat of the offense that lit up the Giants last weekend.

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GeneWV
GeneWV
5/11/2017 7:42:15 PM #

Looking forward to the game--although I doubt I will be around at the end--old guys need their rest you know.

Of course, when I was younger, even when I worked, got up at 5:30--6:00 A. M., I listened to the games on the radio till the finish, West Coast games included. My wife used to tell everyone she went to bed with three men every night, Gene, Marty, and Joe--although Marty and Joe were always gone come morning.

Mary
Mary
5/11/2017 10:13:24 PM #

3 up and 3 down as Votto backs the LFer up against the fence, but unlike in GABP, it was not a HR

Mary
Mary
5/11/2017 10:17:31 PM #

Well that did not take long--Brandon Belt hits one out to CF and it is 1-0 SF

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/11/2017 10:22:50 PM #



No worry. We got'em right where we want them.

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/11/2017 10:28:14 PM #

Blach off to a better start--to state the obvious.

Mary
Mary
5/11/2017 10:28:22 PM #

Perfect game for SF through Reds second.  Trail 1-0

Mary
Mary
5/11/2017 10:37:51 PM #

A nice GBDP gets Arroyo through a scoreless second; still 1-0 SF end of 2

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/11/2017 10:40:36 PM #

I swear, Suarez has been playing a Gold Glove 3rd this year--super DP turned there. Last year that would have been a double, runners on 2nd and third, 1 out.

I got to say, NEVER did I think Suarez would turn into the player he is with the glove. Just goes to show , you just never know about who is going to develop, who is not in baseball--a real crap shoot when trading or drafting young guys.

Mary
Mary
5/11/2017 10:55:40 PM #

He was #3 in MLB WAR this week--due mainly to his unbelievable defensive runs saved stat.  

Mary
Mary
5/11/2017 10:54:16 PM #

Still 1-0 Giants end of 3; time to break up the perfect game/no-hitter/shutout

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/11/2017 10:56:15 PM #

BA seems to have really good stuff tonight--but the Giants are being really patient, getting his pitch count up a little.

Mary
Mary
5/11/2017 10:57:21 PM #

YAY! Billy with a single to break up the perfect game

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/11/2017 10:57:57 PM #

Mary,

Hd no idea he was up that high on WAR--but, i should have. He has been just outstanding.

Mary
Mary
5/11/2017 11:00:46 PM #

Double by Cozart and ground out to right by Votto ties it at 1-1

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/11/2017 11:09:50 PM #

Hoping for more, but I will take 1 and a tie.

Mary
Mary
5/11/2017 11:13:26 PM #

www.espn.com/.../2017

This is the current ranking (he dropped to 4th after the Reds' off day).  Not too bad to be right ahead of Mike Trout and Bryce Harper

Mary
Mary
5/11/2017 11:14:54 PM #

Arroyo with another scoreless inning; 1-1 after 4

Mary
Mary
5/11/2017 11:21:21 PM #

Back to 1-2-3 inning for the Reds' offense in the 5th

Mary
Mary
5/11/2017 11:29:26 PM #

Another solo HR give the Giants a 2-1 lead after 5

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/11/2017 11:31:30 PM #

Mary,

That is pretty good company for Suarez on the WAR list--down right impressive!

Spahn is right on BA's stuff tonight.

Mary
Mary
5/11/2017 11:36:53 PM #

And Cozart is 16th, Votto 21st

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/11/2017 11:43:19 PM #

Good stuff all around on the guys and WAR.

Mary
Mary
5/11/2017 11:34:48 PM #

Billy with a leadoff single, moves to second on Cozart groundout, Votto single ties this again at 2-2

Mary
Mary
5/11/2017 11:42:01 PM #

GBDP ends the threat
2-2 mid 6

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/11/2017 11:42:36 PM #

You bring us on home a win Mary--time for me to hit the hay.

I will check back in the morning, EXPECTING you to come through!

Mary
Mary
5/11/2017 11:49:18 PM #

Will do my best

Mary
Mary
5/11/2017 11:48:29 PM #

Arroyo at 85 pitches after six innings; 2-2 tie

Must say that he has been pretty reliable as long as he is taken out as soon as he starts losing it

Mary
Mary
5/11/2017 11:55:50 PM #

Storen replaces Arroyo in the 7th with the game tied after the Reds failed to do anything in the top of the inning

Mary
Mary
5/12/2017 12:06:31 AM #

And after getting two quick outs, he allows two hits and is replaced by Peralta who gets the third out
2-2 end of 7

Mary
Mary
5/12/2017 12:11:17 AM #

Scooter Gennett leads off as PH in the eight and triples off the wall

Mary
Mary
5/12/2017 12:15:44 AM #

Cozart doubles Gennett in to give the Reds their first lead in the game

Mary
Mary
5/12/2017 12:16:51 AM #

Followed by an intentional walk to Votto

Mary
Mary
5/12/2017 12:21:26 AM #

And no further runs
On to bottom of 8th up 3-2

Mary
Mary
5/12/2017 12:28:42 AM #

UGH--Gennett just allowed a double when he called everyone else off the pop up and missed it.

Thankfully, Peralta pitched well and got around the error to keep it 3-2 Reds after 8

Mary
Mary
5/12/2017 12:34:20 AM #

Reds down quickly in the ninth. Iglesias coming in for the bottom of the ninth with a one run lead

Mary
Mary
5/12/2017 12:44:30 AM #

Really nice running catch by Scheblar after Billy had missed one and allowed a runner on.  Two outs

Mary
Mary
5/12/2017 12:45:17 AM #

A single puts runners on the corners and Span coming up

Mary
Mary
5/12/2017 12:45:55 AM #

AND THIS ONE BELONGS TO THE REDS!!!

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/12/2017 8:07:10 AM #

Lord, lots of drama after I exited the scene!

Sounds as if we were on the verge of letting it get away on several occasions, with some less than stellar defense, etc.?

Iglecias starting to remind me of "Full Pack" with his saves recently.

Obviously, a really good win--as if they all are not--and the Reds seems to be finding a way to win.

BA looked really, really sharp last night. I thought it was the best he had looked overall since his return.

Storen, along with Wood, have been struggling lately, but Peralta has been money--and Lorenzen and Iglecias always seem to finish things up--often with some unwanted drama--but are getting it done.

Thanks for the play by play after I went to bed, much appreciated.

Mary
Mary
5/12/2017 10:15:34 PM #

Cozart with a one out walk in the first, followed by Votto with a single (and a 16 game hitting streak)

Mary
Mary
5/12/2017 10:16:28 PM #

And Joey misreads a pop fly to short left as dropping in and is doubled off  to end the inning

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/12/2017 10:17:20 PM #

Like Joey, I thought that sucker was in there all the way.

Still, should have waited to make sure.

Mary
Mary
5/12/2017 10:20:16 PM #

That makes at least 3 of us who thought is was dropping in

Mary
Mary
5/12/2017 10:22:09 PM #

A leadoff HR into the water puts the Giants up 1-0

Mary
Mary
5/12/2017 10:25:39 PM #

That's all for SF in the first so it's 1-0

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/12/2017 10:26:56 PM #

Geez, 3 rockets hit off Feldon, one left the park, the other 2 were turned into outs with outstanding defensive plays by Votto and Genett.

1-0 Giants.

Mary
Mary
5/12/2017 10:33:34 PM #

Scheblar singles and Gennett again triples to tie it at 1-1

Mary
Mary
5/12/2017 10:35:12 PM #

Barnhart's sac fly scores Gennett to make it 2-1 Reds

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/12/2017 10:39:32 PM #

Two outstanding AB's by Schebler and Gennett, resulting in a single and another triple for Gennett, produce a run, then Barnhart lifts a SAC fly to drive in Gennett. 2-1 Reds.

Heck, even Feldman hit the ball very hard. Maybe we work on Johnny again tonight? It's early, but looking good at the front end of the game.

Now, we will see if Feldon can settle down after a rocky first?

Mary
Mary
5/12/2017 10:43:12 PM #

1-2-3 inning for Feldman in the second, so Reds still lead 2-1

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/12/2017 10:43:24 PM #

Shot answer on Feldon, yes.

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/12/2017 10:44:19 PM #

Make that Feldman--I knew something did not look right the first time I typed him in!

Mary
Mary
5/12/2017 10:48:28 PM #

Nada for the Reds in the third

Mary
Mary
5/12/2017 10:56:56 PM #

A runner is left of second as Feldman has a scoreless third; still 2-1 Reds

Mary
Mary
5/12/2017 11:07:17 PM #

Still 2-1 Reds mid 4--the fourth is by far Feldman's worst inning stat wise this season.  Let's hope not in this game

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/12/2017 11:08:36 PM #


Another excellent AB by Schebler resulting in a 2 out single, but nothing else going.

I have been outside with the dogs, and  checking the river, as possible flash floods might hit  tonight here in our area. So far, so good.

Mary
Mary
5/12/2017 11:10:30 PM #

Hope things don't get too wild out your way. From the sounds of things on the weather report , it could be pretty widespread stormy weather

Mary
Mary
5/12/2017 11:11:38 PM #

Nice! Barnhart throws the runner out trying to steal

Mary
Mary
5/12/2017 11:16:46 PM #

One runner left, but another scoreless inning for Feldman in the treacherous 4th; still 2-1 Reds

Mary
Mary
5/12/2017 11:19:17 PM #

Barnhart leads off the. 5th with a double

Mary
Mary
5/12/2017 11:22:50 PM #

Uh oh--umpire down from a wild pitch

Mary
Mary
5/12/2017 11:25:52 PM #

Just noticed that Barnhart moved to third (no surprise); one out

Mary
Mary
5/12/2017 11:31:03 PM #

Cueto gets out of the 5th runner on third without a run; 2-1 Reds

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/12/2017 11:32:21 PM #

Dang,

Two very hard hit balls bu BH and Zach with Barnhart at third--right at IF's , unfortunately. Tough break for the Reds--good luck for Johnny.

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/12/2017 11:33:15 PM #

Barnhart is having  heck of a night --at the plate, behind it.

Mary
Mary
5/12/2017 11:34:25 PM #

That's two straight bunt hits up the third base line for the Giants

Mary
Mary
5/12/2017 11:35:39 PM #

And it brings up Cueto who puts a perfect sac bunt down.  One out runners on second and third now

Mary
Mary
5/12/2017 11:35:58 PM #

Why can't Reds bunt like that?

Mary
Mary
5/12/2017 11:39:02 PM #

Span singles and drives in the tieing run and is thrown out trying to go to second; still a runner on third with 2 outs

Mary
Mary
5/12/2017 11:40:11 PM #

Tied a 2-2 after 5

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/12/2017 11:42:30 PM #

Wow, 3 straight bunts for the Giants to get guys on second and third with 1 out, but only get one in, as Span commits a major TOOTBLAN to give us a gift out at second--and Votto was alert, got him on a good throw.

2-2.

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/12/2017 11:43:25 PM #

Yep, it would be nice to be able to execute the bunts better on our end.

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/12/2017 11:45:29 PM #

Vintage Cueto, getting better as the game goes along.

Mary
Mary
5/12/2017 11:53:00 PM #

Still 2-2 after 6

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/12/2017 11:55:31 PM #

Nice Job by Feldman after a opening walk on a missed call by the ump, then a really nice DP turned by the Reds to end the inning.

Well, Mary, this is EXACTLY where I left you last night, 2-2 after 6, and you pulled it out in dramatic fashion.

I am expecting more of the same tonight! Bed time for a old man.

Mary
Mary
5/12/2017 11:59:18 PM #

I'll try--offense vs. Cueto is tough though and he just had a very quick 7th thanks to a GBDP

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 12:02:52 AM #

Genetic just made a really nice catch of a pop fly in short right field

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 12:03:22 AM #

Gennett, not genetic (gotta love autocorrect)

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 12:05:13 AM #

Quick inning for Feldman as well in the 7th; still 2-2

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 12:08:23 AM #

Another fine outing for Feldman as he is PH for in the 8th by Alcantara (who Ks)

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 12:13:15 AM #

Votto up after Cozart works a 10 pitch walk; two outs.  Cueto at 115 pitches and still in the game

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 12:15:50 AM #

The plate umpire got hit again--that's at least three times in this game and one of them knocked him to the ground for a while

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 12:16:38 AM #

Cueto finally wins the battle when Joey hits it just short of going out in left
Still 2-2 mid 8

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 12:18:58 AM #

Peralta in for the 8th

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 12:24:12 AM #

Yes! Belt thrown out on a fine throw from Hamilton trying to stretch a double into a triple for the third out

Still tied 2-2 after 8

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 12:31:24 AM #

Reds down in order in the top of the ninth; gotta hold 'em here and hope the Reds can score in the 10th

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 12:33:00 AM #

Lorenzen in to pitch

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 12:38:49 AM #

SF with a single but do not score so we go extra innings

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 12:42:12 AM #

Gennett with a leadoff walk in the 10th

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 12:44:02 AM #

Barnhart sac bunts him to second

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 12:49:02 AM #

Kivlehan flies out (PH for Lorenzen) so 2 outs

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 12:52:36 AM #

And Billy draws a two out walk

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 12:56:05 AM #

But Cozart flies out to keep it 2-2 mid 10

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 1:03:38 AM #

Blake Wood in for the 10th; after two quick outs, a long duel with Morse ends up with Schebler against the padding catching it for the third out.  On to the 11th

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 1:07:08 AM #

Votto Ks for the first out

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 1:09:10 AM #

Then Duvall walks on 4  pitches

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 1:14:29 AM #

After a pitching change, Suarez also Ks

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 1:17:07 AM #

And Scheblar pops out

On to the bottom of 11

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 1:19:12 AM #

Wood out for a second inning

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 1:25:24 AM #

And he puts the Giants down in order

On to 12

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 1:36:48 AM #

Mesoraco PHs for Wood with two outs and singles, but Hamilton grounds out to end the Reds 12th

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 1:38:52 AM #

Storen in for the 12th

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 1:45:24 AM #

2 out double is trouble

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 1:50:33 AM #

But he gets the third out

On to. 13

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 1:59:27 AM #

Duvall gets a 2 out walk in the 13th.  The seagulls are getting hungry and keep flying around the field. They know that the game should be over by now.

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 2:00:48 AM #

No dice --still tied mid. 13

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 2:03:07 AM #

Austin Brice in to pitch

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 2:08:12 AM #

Scooter Gennett made the catch by the wall in LF for third out --not sure when he moved there
On to 14th

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 2:12:07 AM #

Brice came in in Duvall's slot, so Peraza now at 2nd

Tony Randazzo (home plate ump) is apparently not coming back out, so they are gearing up someone else to get behind the plate.  Randozzo got hit 4 times in the game, one quite hard, and apparently 13 innings was all he could tough out

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 2:19:33 AM #

The seagulls are really thick--clean flying in front of the camera and all around the stadium. People in the stands are covering their heads, but as the SF announcers said, that's not rain they are trying to avoid

Schebler with a leadoff single, followed by a single from Gennett

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 2:22:25 AM #

Barnhart with a perfect sac bunt to move both runners up

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 2:24:19 AM #

Peraza hit a grounder to second and the runner on third took off on contact and was dead at the plate.  Now have runners on first and second and two outs instead of second and third and one out

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 2:25:20 AM #

And Gennett just got picked off second to end the threat.  This inning feels like a momentum changer
Tied mid 14

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 2:33:38 AM #

1-2-3 innning for Brice in the 14th

On to 15

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 2:44:56 AM #

Votto with a 2 out single in the 15th; Turner pinch hitting for Brice. He was the last position player on the bench; he strikes out
Tied mid 15

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 2:47:00 AM #

BobSteve in to pitch--this may be the end of the line

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 2:54:12 AM #

Not yet--the heavy damp air kept one ball in that had Billy with his back to the wall when he caught it and he got two ground outs

On to 16

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 3:05:06 AM #

Suarez leads off the 16th with a single; two outs later, after a HBP, the bases are loaded for Billy hamilton

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 3:08:22 AM #

Who strikes out

After 5 hours, the game is tied mid 16

I think this coming half inning will be it for me.  It's after midnight on the west coast

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 3:11:53 AM #

He limped into the dugout, but there is no one left on the bench.  He apparrently has leg cramps. They could see a pitcher in CF--unfortunately, Lorenzen is not available as he pitched several hours ago.  So where does the first pitch go?  Deep to CF and Billy catches it against the wall (not looking as graceful as he usually does going back for it)

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 3:20:02 AM #

And BobSteve gets a called K on a 3-2 count to Belt.

On. To the 17th.  I may listen to the game for a while, but hang up the posting

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 3:13:21 AM #

Day game tomorrow is coming up quickly.

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/13/2017 8:37:04 AM #

Thanks so much Mary.

A ballgame where multiple opportunities presented themselves, but the Reds were just not able to take advantage. On the other hand, sometimes, we just have to remember pitchers get paid to do their jobs as well--and they win 2/3 of the time even when a really good hitter is at the dish.

I saw the end of the game on Sports Center this morning, so a tough loss. However, our pitchers acquitted themselves very well, the defense played very well overall,  which is a good news type thing for the longer haul. This team will score runs over the course of a season, so pitching and defense become very key to any success we might have.

Of course, for today, things look rather slim on that front. Not winning a marathon game like last night often bleeds over into a loss the next day if you don't have  great SP going for you--which, of course, we do not.

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 4:00:43 PM #

I see Billy is not in the lineup today-since I have the SF feed on TV, I haven't heard if it was anything more than a leg cramp last night or not.  Peraza leads off with a single.  Hope leadoff hits get acrossed the plate more than they did last night for the Redsd

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 4:08:40 PM #

Votto singled as well, but two runners left on.  Hope this isn't a pattern

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/13/2017 4:12:39 PM #

I turned the game on late, did not hear about why BH was not playing of  for sure either, but I think Trent said it was fatigue in one of his posts.

0-7, Cramps will do that to you.

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 4:13:43 PM #

Really nice diving catch for Duvall for the second out

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 4:15:01 PM #

Crap--another first inning Giant HR into the water

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/13/2017 4:19:26 PM #

Well, I fear that bottom of that inning is what we are most likely to see multiple times today--sometimes with more than 1 run. Hope I am very wrong?

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 4:35:52 PM #

You called it

2-0 end of 2

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 4:28:06 PM #

Two out double by Snacks, followed by a walk to the pitcher and then the leadoff hitter loads the bases. Alcantara has a chance to tie/take a lead here

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 4:29:21 PM #

Instead he strikes out on 3 pitches

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/13/2017 4:31:05 PM #

Looks like your worst fears are well on their way to becoming reality--5 runners left on in 2 innings, no runs at all.

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/13/2017 4:37:23 PM #

Looks as if my fears are a real possibility as well--as Giants hit another 2 out fat one out of the park.

Not a good combination for you and I finishing this game online, huh.

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 4:42:23 PM #

At least it is still early--I have a feeling that Bonilla will be given a longer rope than usual since the pen pitched about 10 innings last night

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 4:48:55 PM #

Reds leave two more on base; maybe this is the first half inning that Bonilla has a clean/scoreless inning?

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 4:53:58 PM #

He got the scoreless part, and did only face three batters thanks to a DP
2-0 SF after 3

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/13/2017 4:50:36 PM #

Make that now 7 runners left on in 3 innings.

I have to be gone for 45 minutes or so, got to go get a pizza--10 miles away is the nearest place--so, I will be hoping, but not expecting, under the circumstances, you to keep us in this game!

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 4:54:59 PM #

I'd prefer to put the game out of reach of SF, but will settle for staying in the game

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 5:02:06 PM #

Reds only leave one runner on this inning--not really an improvement, since only one got on
Still 2-0 SF mid 4

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 5:08:18 PM #

Bonilla finally has a clean inning in the 4th and has thrown only 44 pitches so far

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 5:14:35 PM #

No base runners to leave on base for the Reds in the 5th; still 2-0 SF

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 5:19:26 PM #

Bonilla settling in as he has a 7 pitch 5th inning (total PC of 51 in five innings--Bryan Price has to love this after the overuse of the pen last game)
2-0 SF

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 5:22:44 PM #


Schebler with a solo HR to lead off the sixth for the Reds.  The Giants announcers have been really high on him this entire series.

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 5:28:47 PM #

Snacks walks, steals second and goes to third on an error when Bonilla struck out trying to bunt him over, but a fly out ends the inning
2-1 SF mid six

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 5:36:40 PM #


Another solid inning for Bonilla in the sixth (took him 11 pitches this time to total 62 in 6 innings)
2-1 SF end of 6

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 5:44:23 PM #

Reds down in order in the 7th, but not before Votto just about took the pitcher's hand off with a laser right at him that somehow landed in his glove
2-1 SF mid 7

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 5:53:35 PM #

Peraza bobbles a grounder that would have been the third out-- scorer hesitated a while then gave the batter a hit so the run scored is earned

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 5:55:21 PM #

3-1 SF end of 7

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 6:08:17 PM #

Schebler with a one out double but it left on third; Reds trail 3-1 mid 8

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/13/2017 6:12:40 PM #

I have been listening on the radio as I went to get the pizza--you have indeed done a heck of a job keeping the Reds in this one.

By the way, Marty said before Schebler's mammoth HR, the Reds had left runners on base for 20 consecutive innings going back to last night--without scoring in any of them. That is pretty amazing--in the negative, of course.

Of course, if Marty or Thom says it, you can be reasonably assured it's on the negative side of the ledger.

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 6:15:07 PM #

Bonilla has pitched a great game and just what was needed (other than the score).  He hasn't been walking anyone or getting into long pitch counts.

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 6:17:38 PM #

If the Reds don't score in the ninth, Bonilla will have pitched a 94 pitch complete game (albeit 8 innings).  I have a feeling he may get another start or two after the way he pitched today.

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/13/2017 6:14:03 PM #

I meant to mention, Great job by Bonilla--I guessed I Monkey Pooped him? I am sure he made sure ghe will get other shots this year--maybe the next start in that slot?

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 6:18:24 PM #

We must have been typing at the same time--that great minds thing again

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/13/2017 6:15:15 PM #

Boy, did I butcher that last post--"Reidism" at it's best.

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 6:19:50 PM #

Rats--the toss out at second is overturned on appeal over the commercial break, so it's still the bottom of 8th

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 6:21:56 PM #

Suarez with a nice play/throw for the third out though, so no harm

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 6:24:08 PM #

Gene--I take it there were no flash floods in your area last night?  What brought on that comment was the sudden change from sunshine to claps of thunder and pouring rain here.  Thunderstorms are rare here because we usually don't get the warm air meeting cooler air that breeds them.

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 6:31:27 PM #

Reds down to final out with Votto up and one on down by 2......

Mary
Mary
5/13/2017 6:32:00 PM #

And Votto pops out

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/13/2017 6:42:01 PM #

We came pretty close to the river ( creek around here ) coming out of its banks, but the rain stopped around 11:30, and in a few hours the water began to drop. A little unsettling, since we were hit hard back in 2001, but we did OK--Thank God. I hate floods. I live right on Laurel River/Creek , and it can come up quickly with all the runoff's from the steep mountains surrounding this narrow valley.

Thanks for asking.

Well, the Reds have just missed multiple scoring opportunities the last 2 nights--another one of those team-wide slumps it seems--not counting Schebler. Mesoroco seems to be close, however. We need at least 2 of Joey, Suarez and Duvall to get it going again tomorrow.

Bonillia did rest the pen big-time, so that is a plus anyway.

Later

L


Mary
Mary
5/14/2017 12:13:31 PM #

Saw this is   CTR's game story:

The Reds called Bonilla up earlier this week when Rookie Davis was demoted. Price said Bonilla would get a shot to stick in the rotation and has him penciled in to start Thursday in Chicago. After Saturday’s performance, it’s probably safe to put that in ink.


I think ink is safe at this point.

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/14/2017 2:07:44 PM #

It would be very hard to argue that Bonilla did not earn a second look after yesterday's performance. I realize the Giants were most likely as tired as the Reds from the night before, and that Posey, maybe a couple others were not in the lineup, but still, a good 8 inning performance against MLB hitters is worth another look see.

Mary
Mary
5/14/2017 4:05:21 PM #

Votto with a double after Billy and Scooter K

Mary
Mary
5/14/2017 4:07:37 PM #

And Samdrgszjkajaka strikes out the side in the first

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/14/2017 4:08:40 PM #

Duvall had 2 almost doubles in that AB with 2 out before the K--good in horseshoes, but not baseball.

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/14/2017 4:12:37 PM #

Our RF's this year have not exactly played Gold Glove defense--the one glaring defensive deficiency on the team.

Mary
Mary
5/14/2017 4:15:09 PM #

Not looking very sharp here in the first

Mary
Mary
5/14/2017 4:20:11 PM #

Hmmm--Adleman with stiff neck?

Mary
Mary
5/14/2017 4:27:04 PM #

4-0 Giants end of one.  The offense better finds out where those bats are that they used back in Cincinnati

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/14/2017 4:28:07 PM #

Lord, a dropped routine flyball,  then 2, count'em, 2, missed strikes that were called balls on two different batters resulting in walks, and the Giant's get 4 runs in the first. Awful all around baseball--ump, players, and anyone else in a uniform in that first inning.

Mary
Mary
5/14/2017 4:34:51 PM #

Yep. Followed by the Reds having another scoreless inning in the second

Mary
Mary
5/14/2017 4:40:15 PM #

And it is not taking long for the Giants to extend their lead here in the second

Mary
Mary
5/14/2017 4:40:51 PM #

It's Barrett Astin instead of Tim Adleman here in the second

Mary
Mary
5/14/2017 4:41:47 PM #

making Bonilla even more certain of getting further starts

Mary
Mary
5/14/2017 4:49:49 PM #

Aarrgghh 7-0 Giants
Payback stinks

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/14/2017 4:50:24 PM #

This game has quickly become one of those you watch on a Sunday snooze control.

Mary
Mary
5/14/2017 4:54:19 PM #

Yep--I'll be back when the Reds take the lead Wink

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/14/2017 5:05:21 PM #

Giants have played some outstanding defense in this series--that catch right there saved a sure 2 runs.

Reds defense in this series has been less than stellar for sure.

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/14/2017 5:05:50 PM #

I will meet you at the tie!

Mary
Mary
5/14/2017 5:18:38 PM #

deal!

Mary
Mary
5/14/2017 7:07:13 PM #

But never the twain shall meet ( at least today)

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