05-16-2017 GAME THREAD: Reds Back to NL Central Vs. Cubbies

by Mary 16. May 2017 15:44

A new series starts tonight and it would be nice to start a new win streak as well.  Losing three in a row after that 17 inning game sucked the life out of the momentum the Reds carried into SF.  Maybe it can be regained in Chicago.

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Mary
Mary
5/16/2017 8:11:35 PM #

COZIE BOMB!! 1-0

Mary
Mary
5/16/2017 8:13:00 PM #

87 deg in Chicago at game time--49 deg here and raining

Mary
Mary
5/16/2017 8:32:06 PM #

Not a good first for BA--Cubs up 3-1 after one

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/16/2017 8:32:58 PM #

This could be a long, long night for BA--fly ball pitcher, wind blowing out, 85 MPH fastball--not good.

Mary
Mary
5/16/2017 8:38:24 PM #

TUCKERED OUT! 3-2 Cubs

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/16/2017 8:47:38 PM #

Lackey having some big fly issues as well.

This could be a football score night?

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/16/2017 8:48:10 PM #

By the way, I love that Tuckered Out call!

Mary
Mary
5/16/2017 8:50:43 PM #

Wind is definitely blowing out on a warm night--Schwarber hit it way out

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/16/2017 8:55:28 PM #

The balls just keep flying out.

Mary
Mary
5/16/2017 8:55:33 PM #

4-2 Cubs after 2; your football score is well on its way

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/16/2017 8:56:12 PM #

BA's command is not there so far--leaving a lot of stuff up.

Mary
Mary
5/16/2017 9:12:01 PM #

Suarez with a great stop and throw but just a bit too late for the third out

Mary
Mary
5/16/2017 9:19:33 PM #

TOOTBLAN Schebler--picked off first after a leadoff walk

Mary
Mary
5/16/2017 9:22:13 PM #

Peraza doubles right in the middle of 4 Cubs in the OF--where the ball was located would probably have resulted in an out at second if the runner had not been picked off

Mary
Mary
5/16/2017 9:24:13 PM #

Wow--Arroyo Ks for what would have been the third out, but instead is on first as a result of it being a wild pitch; Peraza scores to make it 4-3

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/16/2017 9:27:01 PM #

A Wild Riggley night for sure.

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/16/2017 9:28:16 PM #

That was a great play defensively by Suarez last inning--guy has become a glove guy.

That TOOTBLAN may have cost us a run, but probably not, as you said.

Mary
Mary
5/16/2017 9:31:04 PM #

Arroyo finally has a 1-2-3 inning in the 4th; 4-3 Cubs

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/16/2017 9:32:53 PM #

BA putting on a little clinic for the youngsters on how not to panic if things don't go well early. Guy is just so valuable to have around--even at 40, and a 85MPH fastball.

They may get him next inning, maybe not--but lesson already taught--if the students were watching, listening?

Mary
Mary
5/16/2017 9:43:55 PM #

I would surely hope they are--BA has mentored others before, such as Mike Leake

Mary
Mary
5/16/2017 9:46:56 PM #

And another Cubs HR

Mary
Mary
5/16/2017 9:50:52 PM #

5-3 Cubs end of 5

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/16/2017 9:56:23 PM #

That was most definitely a wind blown jack right there.
Early on, I thought that may not be the case.
Well, we are still in it after 5.

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/16/2017 9:57:17 PM #

OOPS, somehow, i got my sentence out of order on that post? Mercy.

Mary
Mary
5/16/2017 10:18:23 PM #

Wood's thrown a ton of pitches here in the sixth and is still trying to get his second out; runners on corners and 18 pitches so far

Mary
Mary
5/16/2017 10:22:24 PM #

Still one out and the bases loaded after the intentional walk and one run in so far.  Not a good inning for Wood

Mary
Mary
5/16/2017 10:25:49 PM #

And he follows with an unintentional walk.  Enough for Wood 27 pitches, 2 runs in so far, bases loaded and still one out

Mary
Mary
5/16/2017 10:31:04 PM #

BobSteve comes in and gets a GBDP on his third pitch
6-3 Cubs

Mary
Mary
5/16/2017 10:35:51 PM #

Oops--7-3

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/16/2017 10:32:02 PM #

My, my.

My last post did not post--would have made me look foolish!

Mary
Mary
5/16/2017 10:38:51 PM #

VOTTOMATIC!  Now 7-5 Cubs

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/16/2017 10:44:33 PM #

Reds trying to stay close, now if the pen can just hold them where they are?

Mary
Mary
5/16/2017 10:45:07 PM #

Nope --another Cubs HR

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/16/2017 11:00:49 PM #

I think I will call it a night.

6:00 comes early, and the dog don't ever miss it by more than 10-15 minutes--either way.

Tomorrow.

Mary
Mary
5/16/2017 11:15:30 PM #

I rather doubt you will miss a magical comeback win

Mary
Mary
5/16/2017 11:03:30 PM #

And another solo Cubs HR in the 8th makes it 9-5

Mary
Mary
5/16/2017 11:16:57 PM #

9-5 Cubs final

Mary
Mary
5/17/2017 8:09:35 PM #

I thought Billy was picked of first there, but he somehow made it back safely

Mary
Mary
5/17/2017 8:13:46 PM #

A Billy run for sure as he steals second and scores on a Cozart single

Mary
Mary
5/17/2017 8:18:48 PM #

1-0 Reds mid one

Mary
Mary
5/17/2017 8:24:53 PM #

Strange--Kris Bryant's bat broke making the second out but the end of it flew up about 15-20 feet and is stuck in the net behind home plate

Mary
Mary
5/17/2017 8:25:59 PM #

A 1-2-3 first for Feldman

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/17/2017 8:30:34 PM #

I had my game on delay while I had a phone call--did see our first inning, came in here to post, and remembered I had it on delay when you were talking about Bryant's broken bat flying up in th air.

Anyway, nice to be ahead , even if it's 1-0, after the entire first inning!

Mary
Mary
5/17/2017 8:36:25 PM #

Reds up to those old tricks--left runners of second and third and didn't score
1-0 lead mid 2

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/17/2017 8:39:02 PM #

Sure hate to see BH take a call 3rd strike with his speed, a guy at third and two out.

Oh well, BH created the first run, so hard to be too hgarsh.

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/17/2017 8:39:48 PM #

It's incredible how many runners we have left on base in the last couple series.

Mary
Mary
5/17/2017 8:52:21 PM #

Crap--this inning is getting away from Feldman

Mary
Mary
5/17/2017 8:54:27 PM #

He had only 12 pitches in the first, and now he is at. 44.  Hitting John Jay in the head seems to have gotten into HIS head.

Mary
Mary
5/17/2017 8:58:12 PM #

Austin Brice warming up --Feldman up to 52 pitches and still not out of the second and five runs in

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/17/2017 9:03:21 PM #

My God, a inning from Hell.

Leadoff walk, followed by another walk, a hit batter on 0-2, all of which came around to score--and the last big hit on 0-2 to drive in the last 2 runs--and at least one ground ball that was a easy play for Peraza--but he missed it.

Mary
Mary
5/17/2017 9:04:03 PM #

COZIE BOMB makes it 5-2

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/17/2017 9:04:17 PM #

AND, you are now talking to yourself--at least the Avatar says so!

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/17/2017 9:04:54 PM #

No longer.

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/17/2017 9:15:17 PM #

This one is looking a lot like last night's game--not good.

Mary
Mary
5/17/2017 9:18:44 PM #

Yeah--Deja vu all over again

Mary
Mary
5/17/2017 9:26:31 PM #

Massacre continues--looks like Feldman is done for with 2 outs in the third and trailing 7-2

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/17/2017 9:29:43 PM #

Followed by another inning from Hell.

We have played just horrible baseball the last two nights--preceded by some really bad baseball in Frisco the last two games after the big 17 inning loss. Now, even Duvall is dropping fly balls.

As bad as Feldman pitched tonight, four of his runs were legitimately unearned.

Mary
Mary
5/17/2017 9:59:34 PM #

Only have one ear out for a big comeback from the Reds; barring that, not much to say

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/17/2017 10:09:06 PM #

Yep, think I am about done as well.

If there is no comeback--soon, I am going to hit the bed.

Man, we sure are playing some lousy baseball right now.

Seems this team is either playing very well, or just lousy--very seldom somewhere in between.

No doubt our SP is part of the issue, a big part, but the other players seem to be pretty much really on their game, or not at all--with the exception of Joey, Barnhart, and Zach--who are also the most experienced--probably a lesson there?

Mary
Mary
5/17/2017 10:29:23 PM #

Suarez with a 2 run double after one run had already scored, so Reds pull to 7-5 in the 7th

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/17/2017 10:41:35 PM #

OK, I'm back!

Mary
Mary
5/17/2017 11:04:19 PM #

Full Pack Iglesias walks three and Ks three in a scoreless 8th
Reds trail. 7-5

Mary
Mary
5/17/2017 11:13:38 PM #

Cubs get safe call reversed--although the original call looked correct to me from all but one angle and that angle was unclear IMO and the game is over

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/18/2017 10:31:18 AM #

Kind of a apropos ending to 2 really bad days for our team--I guess?

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/18/2017 10:32:56 AM #

Mary,

Iglecias has truly become a new Full Pack closer--my heart may not be able to survive him for another 3 years or so!

Mary
Mary
5/18/2017 2:26:00 PM #

Let's just hope it's a short lived phase for him and he returns to those 1-2-3 innings

Mary
Mary
5/18/2017 2:24:35 PM #

Votto with a 2 out double in the first--he's not waiting until June this year, so maybe he gets on the AS team again

Mary
Mary
5/18/2017 2:33:18 PM #

The wind and sun in Wrigley are murder on pop ups--ala that one that just dropped in with a couple of players beneath it

Mary
Mary
5/18/2017 2:41:48 PM #

Amir Garrett not getting any close calls so far, as a result the bases are loaded with 2 outs and a 3-2 count on the batter.  Not sure where that one missed--and there is the third walk of the innning (to go with the missed pop up) and a Cubs run

Mary
Mary
5/18/2017 2:44:20 PM #

And Garrett is so pissed off that he allows a grand slam to make it 5-0

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/18/2017 2:51:01 PM #

Yep, a lost pop-up, a mental error by Peraza not covering second properly on the same play, then a couple lost strikes, and we are back where we have been for 6-8 days. Just ugly, ugly baseball right now.

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/18/2017 2:59:53 PM #

Add to that the same ole same ole with a runner at 3rd, less than 2 out--though Peraza, to be fair, hit the ball hard.

You know, most players that come from south of the border, in any of the areas down that way, are really, really solid in the fundamentals of the game--but Peraza and Suarez seem to not be up to par as most of them on the fundamentals--mentally, especially--like base running, how many outs there are, not touching the base there by Peraza, ect. ?

Mary
Mary
5/18/2017 3:31:29 PM #

This is not a good day--trail 6-0 now after 4 innings

Mary
Mary
5/18/2017 5:18:05 PM #

I  turned the game back on and have been suckered into watching as the score is now 9-4 and the Reds have the bases loaded with no outs in the ninth

Mary
Mary
5/18/2017 5:23:55 PM #

Not much of a rally as a sac fly and K bring the game to a final out

Mary
Mary
5/18/2017 5:25:09 PM #

And the Reds are swept and have lost six straight

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/18/2017 5:18:40 PM #

Ditto!

GeneWV
GeneWV
5/18/2017 5:25:59 PM #

Ah, just another false alarm--rubbing more salt in the wound I guess.

Tomorrow.

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