The Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs are playing for the series on Sunday afternoon at 1:10pm ET. The winner of the game will take the series, while the loser of the series will be in last place in the National League Central division.
|Ian Happ – CF||Jesse Winker – LF|
|Kris Bryant – LF||Nick Castellanos – RF|
|Javier Báez – SS||Joey Votto – 1B|
|Anthony Rizzo – 1B||Mike Moustakas – 3B|
|Matt Duffy – 3B||Eugenio Suárez – SS|
|Jason Heyward – RF||Tyler Naquin – CF|
|Nico Hoerner – 2B||Nick Senzel – 2B|
|Tony Wolters – C||Tucker Barnhart – C|
|Trevor Williams – SP||Tyler Mahle – SP|
The Cincinnati Reds best pitcher this season has been Tyler Mahle, who has a 1.75 ERA with 36 strikeouts through five starts and 25.2 innings. His strikeout rate took a big jump up in 2020 and it’s up once again this season. A lot of his success comes against left-handed hitters this year as they’ve gone just 5-54 with no extra-base hits against him. Right-handed hitters have hit .265/.342/.500 against him, but in far fewer at-bats as teams have tried stacking lefties against him so far this season.
Pitch usage from 2021
In his five starts this season Trevor Williams has a 4.44 ERA with 27 strikeouts in 24.1 innings. It’s a big difference from the previous two years with the Pirates where he posted a 5.60 ERA over 37 starts. Left-handed hitters have had more success against him this season, hitting .302/.412/.395 against him with six walks and 10 strikeouts. Right-handed hitters have hit .255/.305/.382 against him this season. Small sample size of just two starts, but away from Wrigley this season Williams has been lit up to the tune of .390/.457/.537 by opposing hitters.
Pitch Usage in 2021
When and Where
- Game time: 1:10pm ET
- Where: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio (formerly Fox Sports Ohio), MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 75°, Sunny, 0% chance of rain
News and Notes
Jonathan India activated, Mark Payton optioned
Jonathan India is back from the injured list after spending the last few days there. To make room on the 26-man roster the team optioned outfielder Mark Payton to the alternate training site.
Minor League rosters are starting to show up
Late on Saturday night the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts released their opening day roster (subject to change). This morning the now Low-A Daytona Tortugas released their opening day roster. Expect to see the High-A Dayton Dragons and Triple-A Louisville Bats rosters at some point int he next 30 hours or so.
David Bell doesn’t care what the other managers or players think
#Reds manager David Bell on the comments made David Ross and Javier Báez about Amir Garrett: pic.twitter.com/VEx9St0EBq
— C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) May 2, 2021
NL Central Standings
Playoff odds via Fangraphs
Just noted that Winker is leading off today. I find it really interesting that he couldn’t have pinch hit last night in the 9th with Runners on the corners and zero out with the game on the line but he’s starting again today… that doesn’t really add up to me
You’re gonna find alot of things with these reds don’t add up,been a general theme during bell’s tenure
Right. Long fly from him instead of somebody else who didn’t/couldn’t and we’d at least get to the 10th inning.
I’m surprised Winker is back. Hope it has actually heeled and he doesn’t reinjure his back. If he was available last night then it makes no sense he didn’t bat with the game on the line.
I’m just glad India is back so fast. Next back Shogo, the hopefully Lorenzen.
Let’s not make Trevor Williams an all star today. Swing the bats and make him throw strikes.
Back to back doubles in two pitches thrown.
Mahle will not let himself get ambushed again. he’s intelligent.
OK i’m wrong He let Bryant ambush him twice in a row
Playing to avoid last place today. They need to get it together and win this one. Last place on May 2nd would be a downer.
Suarez at 5 is malfeasance. He’s been killing rally’s all season and that’s lineup construction
we about to find out
Well no strike out. He looked a bit more relaxed
It’s getting pretty bad when we applaud him for making soft contact lol. How about a three game benching like Bell did to Joseph Daniel last year? Is it that hard to try something different?
LOL trying to keep it positive but that’s heavy lifting in this player’s case.
I sure hope Sadak reading out how the Reds usually dominate Trevor Williams doesn’t mean they make him look like Satchel Paige today
Ok it didn’t.
Nice job Votto. He is having a great series.
Yes and he made some nice plays with the glove as well.
Let’s hope the 2 runs to 1 give Mahle what he needs to settle in for 6 or more inning total.
Booth was trying to put as much positive spin as they could on Geno’s trouble. I’m skeptical at this point of his “breaking out” just from what I’ve seen so far.
I got to tell you, though, it’s refreshing to hear a booth that likes their squad instead of Mr. “Blank” Capitol of the world that hated everything
this Nico kid is a Stanford Cardinal. That was a good piece of hitting there
Cubs’ 2018 first rounder
Reds took India
Why is Mahle at 92? I watch other starters and their velocity is not up-n-down, but it happens with our guys all the time? Mahle is average at best at 92
Good catch. He’s been at 94-96 all other. Is he taking something off strategically?
Bryant goes yard off 93 mph FB middle up
Rizzo same thing on 93mph
Bell would never let a pitcher swing away there. Thats an automatic failed sacrifice and probable doubleplay
And we see the difference in outcomes too
What was that?
Why did Tucker hold up? Just put the tag on the corner of the plate and he’ll slide into it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gold Glove? Inexcusable
Even if they reverse, still a very bad defensive move by Tucker
Agreed. They did and it was.
Yeah, that was pretty bad. Lazy. Assuming the runner would just concede the out. Get that darn glove down!
Watch the language. This is your second and now final warning for it.
And their back-up catcher steals home … this isn’t a good way to start. Look at it all you want, he was well under the tag.
Or maybe not with his feet in the air?
What are you doing Barnhart? Go at him.
That’s awful Tucker…if it stands
Still awful either way. What did he think the guy was giving up? What a deek job by the Cubs player. And if Tucker goes to ground with it, there is no window under his legs to slide through. Wake up please
What did I just see? Safe or out, that was a poor job at tagging.
Yep. Didn’t look him back to 3B. Didn’t aggressively slap a tag down. Got lucky his foot bounced up.
Brain cramp by TB? He thought the guy was giving up, but put the tag on the man?
And we catch a break after all.
Just seems like it’s always something stupid with this club. Should have never had to go to a review.
Agreed. Little things are big things.
The first thing Lou Piniella did as Reds manager was ream them all out for lazy, sloppy infield practice.
Cleaning it up starts with the Skipper
This is a very complacent team. Someone needs to light them up! I think Bell is a guy who refuses to do anything that hurts his players’ feelings. This is the result.
Not all of our commenters agree.
I lean toward them being too complacent, and that starts with the manager also. Conceding the sweep of LA by letting Sal take a drubbing is Exhibit A
However, this team has shown more heart than any team since 2012 in my opinion.
The Reds have almost always been fighters. However, I think in the overall performance of the day-to-day baseball, they are also quite complacent about the job. Sometimes when they get down they have a knack for fighting back and getting back into it or even winning. But too many times we see something like Naquin just did on the bases and we have to wonder why professional baseball players cannot limit these types of mistakes. Sure, no one is perfect and sometimes mistakes will be made. However, IMO the Reds as a team commit these types of mental errors at an extremely high rate. It’s the 4th inning and we’ve seen two pretty brutal mistakes (Tucker’s being luckily rectified by review). Who knows I guess! Signed, disgruntled armchair qb
Stupid is as Stupid Does!
We got lucky there. lol It saved Barnhart from an embarrassing sleepness night.
LOL and me from a needlessly upsetting day
That’s twice they have benefited from a runner not getting his foot down during a slide. Jay Bruce used to do that all the time..
Naquin has dropped like a rock. I can’t wait for Shogo. Naquin is a terrible OFer as well. Okay guy to have on the bench when you need a PH HR. But he should not be starting no more than once a week.
Not true. He’s 8 for last 29 (.276) with .400 obp. He just went 1-3 with a double & run yesterday.
I like the fact Shogo gets on base, but he has zero arm and zero power. Any ball in the gap then they’re making 2B with any speed at all because he cannot throw.
Interesting convo by the TV team about the move to do when Shogo returns
I’m wondering if the best move is send India down so he keeps playing every day.
Blandino is the utility guy and emergency pitcher.
I want to see Blandino pitching to Farmer some day….
Two first fastballs to Bryant. HR and a double. Maybe his 3rd time up they can call another one.
good point that’s as much on Tucker as well
Huh first pitch to Rizzo fastball. Smh
7 of his 8 HR’s have been on fastballs
Keeps his pitch count down!
Mahle velo down, this the result? or is he tipping again?
Is he throwing grapefruits up there? This is getting very ugly very quickly.
It wouldn’t be a series unless Rizzo took our boys deep.
Closing in on last place. So much for turning it around once the Reds returned home. The Cubs aren’t that tough. If you can take two from the Dodgers on the road, taking two from the Cubs at home should have been trivial.
Mahle looks to have very low energy today. I guess it’s obvious.
I think he must’ve got really wired up for LA being a Californian and didn’t get it back today.
One thing about the Cubs is this probably wont be the same team on the field in August. Rizzo, Baez and Bryant are free agents after the season and Cubs already tried to low ball Rizzo by offering him a 1 year deal. They arent signing all 3 so somebody will get moved at the deadline in order to get something for them. Not to mention Contreras is a free agent in 2023 and arb eligible after this year.
93 again? Mahle 1-3 mph off his velocity again. Do our guys warm up properly? Woodruff throws 96-98 one start and then 96-98 the next start. Not 93-94 then 98
Tired of this garbage? I watch other teams and I know what I see
Hopefully he’s figured it out now and uses his other pitches
Jesse Winker says, “I got your shift right here!”
Snaked it through 2 of them! And set the table for a Blastellanos!
Joey tries to beat the shift and then Moose jacks it.
Back on top for now.
The way Sadak was saying he crushed it , I expected it to be 2nd deck not 6 rows deep.
It was really high in the air. that impresses the casuals.
The real monster was Moose’s and then Henny’s
Another Winker/Casty score. Having them back to back is good. It’s hard to give DB credit for anything right now but I guess we can give him credit for that. 🙂
This is getting fun!
They said it was Eugenio’s 800th hit?
Great job today lol
Yes. His 800th so a +800 for him.
Imagine if they’d get a few hits before the HRs. This is feeling like a 2020 game. A win’s a win but it was nice in the first couple of weeks when they actually put the ball in play and racked up the hits. Scoring higher then as well.
And Geno gets his 800th hit! That will fire ’em up.
Boy we need Suarez to get in a groove.
The Reds are running to the bat rack today!
If Suarez is going to go 1-8 every 2 games then make it a blast!
I’m glad for the Suarez HR but if he’s going to really get going he’s going to have to hit the other way. I hope the HR doesn’t encourage him to keep on swinging for the fences.
Larkin noted his swing was way more compact and at a downward angle. That has to be key as opposed to that free-wheeling big whiff we’ve seen on Golden Sombrero days. Opposite field would surely be a part of that change in approach.
His previous home run was the other way.
Yeah. I was thinking more of line drives consistently.
Cubs next oppo should send us ty note for wearing down their pen.
I’d really like to see Tucker get on if for other reason than to turn over the line up. More runs would definitely be sweet.
Unless our illustrious manager chooses to pinch hit for Mahle.
And then the TOOTBLAN
yeah i’m miffed at Naquin because Baez looked like a chump there until the TOOTBLAN
A biiiiiiig tootblan by Naquin
Little things, little things.
Like when Naquin walked, the ball went to the backstop. He didn’t even notice because he was busy undressing.
Yep – that’s NOT hustle. Sure, 2B wouldn’t have happened, but casually taking off gear once the ball was rolling round isn’t what I wanted to see.
There’s our tootblan for the day. Almost had it from Barnhart but Naquin picks him up.
Same formula.Swing hard and it goes when we make contact.Just need to figure out what it takes to score when we can’t homer.That will be the key to winning games this year.We could have 5 guys hit 20 or more very easily but it will the games like yesterday that will be the difference.
Not sure how much of that was on Naquin vs House. I am beginning to think House is not a very good 3rd base coach.
Can someone give me the TOOTBLAN breakdown again?
You mean the words for the acronym?
Thrown Out On The Basepaths Like A Nincompoop
Trevor Williams is exactly the type of dude that shut this team down last year. Love to see the offense! Now let’s get Mahle to fight his way through 6 and have Antone finish it off for 3 heading in to the off day!
So we miss the opportunity for Da Wink to lead at best. And who knows what else might have happened given what we’ve seen so far today from the Stupid Cubs pitching?
Dodgers put up 5 in the first against Milwaukee. Reds need this win today. They got the White Sox and Rondon on Tuesday.
They just said we won’t face Rodon after all.
Yep. They moved him to Friday against KC. Reds get Cease and Kuechel.
Better inning by Mahle that time around. Let’s see if he can help himself out.
Mahle with a strong 4th inning
Only 61 pitches- solo hr dont kill you
Hope mahle gets through 6 then with off day tomorrow hand it over to Tejay antone hader and win the series with Sims ready
Reds need to add on against their pen and put this game away.Yesterday they dominated us and can’t let that happen today.We will need as many as we can get to.Go Reds.
No bueno Mahle
Don’t give him anything in the zone
Bryant is going to miss Reds pitching when he gets traded.
His stats will plummet lol
Yep, Bryant is having a game.
We could use another 3B, do you think the Reds might sign Bryant in the offseason?
There you go Suarez!!!!!
2 hits today and both on first pitches. Usually he let’s them go and they end up the most hittable pitches of the at bat.
At least that was a line drive hit by Suarez. His swing looked better that time.
Has that hot place we can’t mention here, actually frozen over? Suarez with a single?
Rally killer by Moose on a first pitch double play after a lead off walk.
Not getting any warm fuzzies about a one run game, again, with the Reds bullpen filling their gas cans!
Same here. I would feel better if Antone was up.
I liked that hit by Tyler N
I like Larkin more and more especially his hitting comments.
He’s growing on me.
Always one batter to late.No way Doolittle can hold the lead right here.Need to score against their pen cause they will against ours
Votto is really upping his overall game lately.
Doolittle? Didn’t we see this game yesterday. He’ll allow the tying run, at least.
And there it is. Thanks Bell.
He allowed the go ahead hit, but the run wasn’t charged to him
Doesn’t matter. He did the same yesterday as I remember. Don’t care who the run is actually charged to. Doolittle didn’t stop anything.
Heyward is a pro.Just a ground ball moves the runner.Got to like major leaguers doing simple stuff to help their team.
Well Moustakas did the same in his first at bat—but he learned that elsewhere i’m afraid.
Bell has no feel for his bullpen. Now he gets Sims up. Smh
Can you see the future?
I typed this after Sims’ gopher to Javi “Finger(s)” Báez
You typed yours before that lol
This Nico kid is hitting every heater we throw up so Bell brings in aptly named Doolittle. Genius! Atleast the kid got himself thrown out so Bell only blew the lead and didn’t give them the lead….yet
Cubs and Reds base running is something to show to kids on what not to do.
Who’s on first? Whats on second? Doolittle is in the dugout. I thought Doolittle was pitching.
Baez looks like he’s fielding with oven mitts today.
His hand is sore from flipping the bird yesterday
Doolittle has allowed 7 of 9 IR score, now 8 of 10. Why would you bring him into the game with a tied score, and a runner at 2B?
I tried looking that stat up, can you tell me where you found it? Link?
MLB.com, go to stats, click on player. Then scroll down. 1st section is Career Stats. 2nd section is Advanced Career Stats, Then in the 3 sections of stats you will see IR, and IR S.
Also it looks like MLB had their stats updated live. He is now 7 of 9. I assumed that AB hadn’t counted yet.
Blandino not India … guess he’s not feeling as good as we thought just yet.
He had to rush the throw because of Barnhart’s speed. LOL Hit in just the right place. We’ll take it.
I don’t know if the 3 batter rule is in effect or not but if it is Sims against Heyward and then the righties is a better match up then Doolittle against Heyward then the righties.I don’t watch but I assume Nico and the back up catcher are righties
Nico yes, catcher no he’s LHB
Blandino strike 3 looking. Seen that before.
We don’t have much choice in watching Suarez and his punch outs but Blandino is not helping the team nor himself by not swinging.
He needs to go. I liked him better then Farmer, but not anymore. How many times can he stand there and watch strike 3? We can find a better utility man.
Lets get the lead back and then the A team bullpen with tomorrow off.
Would have been nice to have seen India there instead
Yeah I agree about India if he’s ready to go today.
That is not new…He’s done it previous seasons too….maddening
I swear, Nick C. really looks like he’s working on his 2022 contract so far. I know it’s only May 2, but if he keeps up his pace of play, I’m thinking he opts out.
Can we just put the ball in play for goodness sakes.
How about a butt cheek?
Let’s see if Geno has been paying attention to the soft tossing …
Thank you very much.
Yes any and all help is appreciated.
Suarez has to be feeling great!
That kind of day will go a LOOOONG way toward getting Geno out of our doghouse.
Love the aggressive baserunning by Nick C.
Can’t be any happier for Suarez.
Well he’s still pulling everything but still better ABs today. Congrats to Suarez. 🙂
He’s putting the bat on the ball … that’s the first thing we needed from him.
Dude comes through in a big time way.Go Eugenio with 3 count em hits today.
Reds get 10 more runs they could probably be safe enough to bring Romano in.
Lets get 10 more and see.
I’m almost used to Larkin calling him “Henny” at this point.
My guess is that it’s his nickname Spanish, seeing as how Larkin speaks it and has known these players for years.
Could be … as in “Geni” with the soft Spanish “G”
Hennie…short for a u “HENIO” is my guess
That’s my surmise
@Mark, As a poor student of Spanish I’d say you hit the nail on the head.
Have a day, Eugenio Suárez!!!
Long time coming
3 for 4 with 3 RBI and two innings left to play
He’s Gotta feel good. Sure hope it’s a trend.
If we ever needed 3 solid innings from our pen its this game right now and I believe it happens.Go Reds.
Spoke too soon
Sadak said those pitches that Blandino and Naquin took yesterday weren’t strikes. He needs to check the replay. That statement comes off as whiney.
Yeah, I’m hearing way too much apologizing for the Reds ineptitude.
I don’t know much, but I think Mahle kind of grooved that to Baez …
Right … my bad
Baez can’t hit off speed on the outside, why throw a fastball to a guy that doesn’t get cheated?
Sims has great breaking stuff and Suarez chases sliders so what does Sims go with? Horrible? You might show him the fastball once or twice but only trying to paint a corner. Who’s our pitching coach that supposed to be so great again? Derek Johnson? He might be good, but these guys aren’t getting the info.
Ain’t that on Tucker “wickets” Barnhart for calling it?
Never throw Baez hittable fastballs. It’s like paragraph one, sentence one of the manual.
I know that and I don’t have a manual.Who is calling these pitches?
Thanks MBS for the inherited runner info above
No problem, I found it a couple of weeks ago. I was trying to figure out who in our pen could be trusted in those situations.
Pitching Coach Derek Johnson will have to be the “Miracle Worker” with this Reds Bullpen.
Really wish we still had Archie Bradley in the pen.
He’s been on the IL. Given our injury history, he couldn’t help us from the IL. On the other hand, we have a handful of relievers who could help us by going on the IL!
Need more runs for sure.Can’t just hope we hold on.Got to keep scoring.
C’mon boys step on their necks!
Get a pile of runs here
That’ll do, Wickets me boy.
And will possibly be much needed for a W
That’ll do, Tuck.
Kudos to Nick S. getting on in front of him.
Big bomb Tuck….needed those insurance runs
Tuck with the homer.Back up by 3 so lets keep it up.Not sure whose pen is the worst today but lets just keep scoring.
HR derby today. Glad we have more…so far anyway. Listen to Larkin talk about hitting. He’s good.
Yes Barry Larkin is good
Castellanos wants to keep the derby going!
More insurance—nice to have
Good Deal! Reds got those two runs back on the Barnhardt Homer! I would not take any chances though with this Reds Bullpen, keep Antone in for the 8th and 9th innings, and wrap this thing up and get a series win, especially with the day off tommorrow, bullpen has a chance to rest!
I’m going to miss this version of Nick Blastellanos … but I’ll take what we get while we can.
Which makes the sense of urgency higher to shore up the bullpen this season
Careful with the logic, Rojo. You’ll get all my points for today.
NL central is a mess
Ugly wins are fine
Talked to a friend this morning who is taking the year off from being a Pirates fan. He agreed that nobody in the NLC seems to want the title.
Brewers have pitched well even though they were getting hammered the last time I looked today.I like their team and Greg Council was a player that played the game the right way and his team reflects the grinder that he was when he played.He has Hader and that is money as long as you don’t wear him out.
Big Nick with another one.Think Bob has enough cash to bring him back next year?Fans should love him.Guy is tired of losing.So are we and Bob should be and yet its early and on a great day but this guy has always hit ans appears to be getting better in the outfield.
Has the funds? Yes.
Will spend them on what is likely to be a minor bidding war? Not a chance.
(cue sad trombone sound effect)
WOW and Antone walks the lead off guy.So don’t ever come easy or at least it hasn’t so far this year.
And then THAT happens …
This Reds bullpen is a disaster! Twelve (12) runs against ANY team should be more than enough to win. Again, the two (2) out walks come back to haunt!
Just done for today.This is just awful.
I give up. Our pitching will be better then this, but NEVER good enough to do anything. Go Reds, but I can’t watch anymore of this nonsensen
our pitching is awful today.
This team is SO FRUSTRATING!!
So many mistakes in this game. Pitching , running etc. It’s like the last team to make one will win.
I’m gonna Clete
See you guys when it’s over lol
Walks always hurt especially when the ball is flying out so easily.
Atrocious bullpen performance … again.
Some ERAs are getting busted today. Let’s get them back in the next half inning!
Et tu, Antone?
Wow….Even Antone cannot close this thing out!
If the Reds manage to lose this game after leading 12 to 8 with 6 outs to go they deserve to be in last place in the God-awful NL Central Division
Thank you Moose for going with the pitch and the heads up turn and taking 2nd!
It’s just one of those games. No pitcher is safe, on either side. No sense in trying to assign blame. It’s baseball.
Romano raises his head and says ,” So you’re saying there is No blame today?”
Garrett on for the Save in the 9th against Rizzo?
Come on Geno. Put the ball in play here. Get the runner over.
MMMM Swinging for the fences with two strikes is not the way.
I don’t care who your team is, I hate to see a collision like that one.
Wow…what a catch.
That’s why the CF always gets anything he can get over anyone. Should have called him off.
Larkin had a comment on that. He noted it was headed for no-man’s land and may not have been called. If Happ calls him off, I think it drops. Either way, a heavy price to pay for that collision.
And they are out of bench players and have weakened CF considerably.
I heard that too but it looked like to me the CF could have had it or at least as much of a chance as the 2B. Dangerous play. Should have called him off. If not…get out of his way.
1-2-3 by a relief pitcher? What the hay is going on out there? Hembree moves up to best relief pitcher. Let’s see how long he can hold it.
If we score in the 9th, he holds the title until at least Tuesday 🙂
Looks like he keeps the title because Bell likes to tinker.
If ever we needed a 1-2-3 inning …
Hembree is winning us over. Let’s win it in the bottom of the 9th.
Da Wink hasnt gone deep yet this game….
Chaffin’s look reminds me of some other old-school pitcher, but I can’t remember who? It’s the bushy mini-fro and the stache …
Ump is now gifting low strikes.
Ump has a plane to catch.
Zero accountability. Zero quality control. If I were the players, I’d make some pretty hard demands on the CBA about that. This is beyond ridiculous. It’s altering outcomes of games.
And now, for your entertainment, extra innings adventures with AG!
Here we go with Garrett. Who know’s?
Doesnt even look at 2nd
Larkin about AG … “Tougher on everyone when he’s good.”
That pretty well says it.
AG never looked back
Nope. He did not.
Huge leads by the runners on that 2x steal.
Have to hold runners in that situation.
Crazy. Tinker Bell thinks that Garrett cant get the pitcher out.
I’m not completely opposed to this change despite AG just having made two guys look bad. Arrieta is hitting and wouldn’t likely fall for the garbage away pitches.
Big spot for this young man.
So Bell had to lift AD against Arrieta?
Since it worked…Bell is BRILLIANT!
Ridiculously inconsistent strike zone.
Finish it now Reds.
My wife said the exact same thing.
OK – time to put this one away. Who’s on 2nd?
2 solid fly balls is all it takes … or one long single … or a lot of other possibilities. Maybe we can beat them today after all.
Can’t let Kimbrel off the hook 2 days in a row
Thank you lord!
I’d have gone with a 7-man infield personally … 🙂
What a day for Nick C!!!
Nick C for President!
Well we battled and won. 🙂
Great interview between Day and Nick … he’s not bragging, sounds grateful, and talking with team words. I like this version of Nick, that’s for sure.
See y’all on Tuesday.
Hard to blame Bell when he does not have a single reliable reliever who can shut to door right now. How many of these big rallies have two outs and no runs in and by the time the third out is recorded the Reds have given up a crooked number. At least they won today, and keep my Cub fan son in law’s favorite firmly in the cellar.
Well Antone was undoubtedly going to have a clinker at some point (every player does even the best), I just wish he hadn’t picked this game!
I’m glad he picked the game we scored 13 runs, rather than a lower scoring game aha.
Walk ‘em off, Nick!
2 out of 3 the (unnecessarily) hard way!
Very true … my final 1000 points for that comment today.
Glad the good guys won I ran out of chill pills!
Well, the Reds tried to lose all day. Castellanos wouldn’t let them. Playing for free agency at season’s end.