Okay so perhaps yesterday’s Game Thread was somewhat unnecessarily dark and kitten-laden. Apparently all it takes is a little season-ending to get the Reds moving again.

It’s 1961 Throwback Day. Brian Erts has the what’s-up on all that. The different colored sleeves remind me the late 90s-early 2000 unis, only without the hideously unnecessary black accents. Here’s Frank Robinson, NL MVP that year, rocking his Topps.

 

This was the look of the Ragamuffin Reds, the outta-nowhere team who shocked the division by winning it.

Hmmmmmm.

I know, don’t start.

Starting Pitchers

Pitcher ERA WHIP IP SO W L
A DeSclafani (R)  4.29 1.32 92.1 94 5 4
 J Flaherty (R) 4.41 1.20 104.0 115 4 6

REDS

Oh Disco, what you gonna do?

POOPING RED BIRDS

This Flaherty fellow brings the Battle of The Mediocre Pitchers. Settle in, kids.

Starting Lineups

REDS

  1. J Winker (L) CF
  2. J Votto (L) 1B
  3. E Suárez (R) 3B
  4. Y Puig (R) RF
  5. J VanMeter (L) LF
  6. S Gennett (L) 2B
  7. J Peraza (R) SS
  8. A DeSclafani (R) P
  9. R Lavarnway (R) C

POOPING RED BIRDS

  1. T Edman (S) 2B
  2. D Fowler (S) RF
  3. R Ravelo (R) 1B
  4. T O’Neill (R) LF
  5. P DeJong (R) SS
  6. Y Muñoz (R) 3B
  7. A Knizner (R) C
  8. H Bader (R) CF
  9. J Flaherty (R) P

News and Notes

Lavarnway has returned to the lineup (and is batting 9th) and so has VanMeter. Let’s hear it for the new and hungry members of the litter.

-I’d like to congratulate both teams on getting the lineups in before I had to leave for Mass this morning. Nice work, good prioritizing, excellent use of day planner.

– The McAlpin’s Fashion Show on Ruler Day must have resulted in a straight-up riot at the Crosely turnstyles.

Ms. Ashely‘s got you for the upcoming Brewers series. I hope to see you at Game Day Therapy. I enjoyed experiencing the apocoplyse with you.