Tonight the Reds look for payback in the kickoff of a 3-game series with the San Diego Padres. Game time at Great American Ball Park is 7:10pm Eastern.
Tony Santillan makes his fourth MLB start for the Reds against
lefty Blake Snell of the Padres. Craig Stammen, a right hander who has replaced Blake Snell as the Padres starter tonight due to Snell being ill.
The big Reds righthander has compiled an ERA/FIP of 3.29/6.07 in his first three MLB starts, The divergence in these two figures suggests a fair share of good luck has come Santillan’s way in his short tenure with the Reds. His 1.46 WHIP and incredible LOB% of 95.7% do nothing to dispel such thinking.
Santillan’s repertoire is straight forward:
|4 Seam Fastball
| Change UP
Santillan may need to develop greater pitch diversity to maintain a rotation spot.
In a previous start against in the Padres 11 days ago, Santillan lasted just 3 innings and allowed that same number of walks and earned runs. He also gave up 4 hits, 2 of which left the yard. If he is to fare better tonight, he needs to cut back on walks and keep his pitches out of sweet hitting zones against the tough Padres lineup.
Craig Stammen, a 37 year old right handed reliever for the Padres who has not made an MLB start since 2010, yes, 2010, has been named to start in place of the ill Blake Snell. In 33 appearance so far this year Stammen has struck out batters at a rate of about 1 per inning and been very stingy with walks over 44.2 innings of work.
Stammen features a low 90’s MPH fast ball on about 50% his pitches. His most used secondary pitch is a curve ball thrown about 1 pitch in every 3 at around 80MPH. Just this season he has introduced a cut fastball which he has thrown on about 20% of his pitches at an average speed of 89. So, obviously batters need to be on alert to pick the cutter from the normal 4 seamer which comes at about the same speed. Just how long Stammen will go tonight will have to be seen as the game unfolds. He has worked a couple of 2 inning and 3 inning stints this season but has predominately been a 1 inning and done guy.
Tale of Tape
Note that Stammen has worked exclusively out of the Padres pen this season and take that factor into consideration when looking at his numbers.
Heath Hembree threw 26 pitches to complete the 7th inning Monday before the Reds erupted to break open the game and is probably very limited if available at all tonight. Josh Osich and Ryan Hendrix both completed an inning Monday in under 10 pitches and should be good to go along with the rest of the Reds pen.
The Padres were off Monday. Closer Mark Melancon last worked on Sunday (16 pitchers) and should be available tonight. Only Tim Hill (28 pitches on Sunday) might be somewhat limited tonight.
|1. Tommy Pham (LF)
2. Fernando Tatis Jr. (SS)
3. Jake Cronenworth (2B)
4. Manny Machado (3B)
5. Trent Grisham (CF)
6. Eric Hosmer (1B)
7. Wil Myers (RF)
8. Victor Caratini (C)
9. Craig Stammen (P)
|1. Jonathan India (2B)
2. Jesse Winker (LF)
3. Nick Castellanos (RF)
4. Tyler Stephenson (C)
5. Joey Votto (1B)
6. Eugenio Suarez (3B)
7. Kyle Farmer (SS)
8. Shogo Akiyama (CF)
9. Tony Santillan (P)
Alejo Lopez must be wondering what a person has to do to get a MLB start.
News and Notes
The Reds have promoted shortstop Jose Barrero to Triple-A Louisville. The top prospect hit .300 in Double-A with the Chattanooga Lookouts. Doug Gray has more over at RedsMinorLeagues.com if you want to read up.
Keep stuffing the ballot boxes for these very deserving Reds
Nick Castellanos (2nd) and Jesse Winker (3rd) currently hold All-Star starting spots in the NL outfield! Let's keep putting in those daily votes!#VoteCastellanos ? #VoteWinker
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— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) June 29, 2021
Yes, it is that time again. Hopefully we are close to seeing REDS across the front of this guy’s jersey.
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— Louisville Bats (@LouisvilleBats) June 29, 2021
Beginning tonight the Reds have 13 games left until the All Star Break. 10 of them are with the Padres, Cubs (both at GABP) and Brewers (on road). And as if that isn’t enough, they open after the break with 3 more versus the Brewers (at GABP). The going is getting tough. The Reds better get going. GO REDS!
Data and stats courtesy of Fangraphs and Baseball Reference
“Alejo Lopez must be wondering what a person has to do to get a MLB start”.
Maybe pray for a new manager. 🙂
Anyway, let’s win tonight. Shall we? 🙂
we are lucky dusty baker isn’t the manager. If memory serves me, votto was a rookie who could not get into the line up necause Dusty liked to use veterans. He had one 30 year old catcher catching, and another thirty year old catcher playing first base.
Padres is a very good team, playing all the corners of the game. I checked tOday’s SD lineup and they have worked 53 SB (while Reds have 11 only).
A big challenge for our rookies is to prevent those SB (Santillan-TS-India) Farmer + Votto needs to support them to do so.
I thought it was my imagination but the Reds don’t steal much…BUT they really haven’t prevented other teams from stealing. I wonder what the numbers look like.
Reds steal bases? Their normal base running needs work. Can’t imagine how poorly they’d fare by aggressively stealing bases.
Looks like the lineup they may have had before Snell was scratched. Did anyone tell our clubhouse??
Aki is starting instead of AA.
It’s not way off to face a righties, with Winker, Votto and Akiyama all starting from the left side. I’d slide Suarez to SS and replace Farmer with Lopez at third. The only other change you might make is to start Tucker instead of Tyler.
Yeah I was thinking Lopez( or Freeman) and Barnhart. But if this guys a reliever I guess maybe they’re not expecting him to be out there long.
After the pitching change announcement, they bumped Farmer up from 8th to 7th and inserted Akiyama (for Aquino who had been 7th) into the 8th spot.
I was the person frantically looking for the anticipated change(s) so I could paste them into the post before it published because I absolutely hate hot updates. 😉
I think Bell probably did minimal changing because he thinks SD will come with an array of relievers and wanted to keep 2 RH hitters between each lefty as much as feasible.
It’s coming down to evaluation time for all teams and the Reds look to be on the bubble. One thing they need to remember is that the Brewers have only had one west coast trip compared to the Reds’ three. Brewers have played only thirty games against a team with an above 500 record, Reds have played 37. The Reds NLC interleague record is the best in the NLC. Win these next few games and really gear up for the second half. It gets harder for Mil. and Chicago. We’ve got a lot of games against them and the Pirates. With some healing and key new parts, Reds should really make a run at it.
Suarez played the best 3b defensively last night Ive seen in years. His arm was a cannon, his mobility was good and he looked like a gold glover.
With Moose out until at least late July and India playing a solid 2b, the Reds may have decided the Suarez SS experiment has been shuttled. Farmer and Freeman are the Reds shortstops until the All star break+. Alejo will be a bench player who starts once a week for Suarez and India and next man up in case of injury
Lopez is an ideal sub for Bell because of being a switch hitter but just like with Aquino, he has to get him enough PAs to be sharp.
Look at last night when AA was up as the tying run in the 7th. They were not about to throw him a hittable strike in that situation. His discipline to take the BB helped set up Castellanos which NC himself acknowledged. But then an inning later with nothing left on the line, they went right at AA and he looked rusty in being struck out on 4 pitches (though arguably he got burned on the called strike 3).
True but AA is going to have to prove to teams that he can layoff those breaking balls away. He needs to make an adjustment now.
Last night at least, AA did not chase breaking pitches. He walked on 4 straight fastballs in the the 7th. One was over the plate but low, the others clearly outside but thigh to waist high.
In the 8th they got him down 0-2 on 2 swings at fastballs in the zone (one fouled off). He then laid off the slider in the dirt before being called out on a borderline fastball waist high just on or off his outside edge (actually probably a very hittable pitch).
AA, while still getting fooled some times, has been doing a lot better. I’m just very much afraid Bell will never let him get enough time to really get going. He should be the 4th outfielder at worst no matter who’s pitching.
Suarez couldn’t hit a basketball. First time up, wonder what he does? Whiff with two men on? Yep! Par for the course. Would have loved to had Lopez up in that situation. We would have at least had a chance to sore more runs. Geno? No chance. 100% chance of a K.
C trent has Reds rotation up for next 7 games. Vlad is in. Santillan is out. Hoffman not yet.
Exactly — Big Bob might not pay for relief pitching help, but perhaps Tony can provide some.
Lopez is going to have to hit when his name is called if he wants to play. He has to force Bells hand kind of like India had too. If you remember Bell was replacing India with Senzel and India might have been close to be sent down but got hot when put into the top spot. Now Bell basically cant remove him. Kind of like Naquin hit when he got the opportunity. Lopez just needs to keep hitting. Reds need to get going at home. 500 on the road is great but 500 at home is terrible.
Lopez may get a cup of coffee but he ain’t playing on a regular basis even if he walks on water.Rookies get the rookie treatment in Cincy.India started because Reds didn’t sign a short stop and TySteve plays because they let Casali walk and injuries to first Joey and then Moose.Lopez will not be as lucky unless Suarez or Farmer get injured before Moose returns.Bell is told who to play.Not saying its right or wrong just saying thats how it works here and probably most places.
Jim Walker- I was wondering, is there a certain date when the off season starts, when a player(Castellanos) has to notify the league or team he is opting out?
I think decisions have to be made within 5 days of the last out of the WS. May be wrong though.
Agree the end of the World Series starts the official off season calendar. I could not find an official calendar released yet for the 2021-22 season.
Based on last year, free agent eligible players are free agents the day after the World Series ends.
However, there was a 5 day period from the WS ending during which options and opt outs had to be settled before any free agents could be signed.
Qualifying offers had to be made by the same day as the first day free agents could be signed. Players receiving QOs had 10 days to declare their intent.
Then it was about a month until the nontender date.
Good write up Jim.
Missed the Barrero AAA promotion at first. If Reds still in it in late july and Barrero does well at AAA in 100 at bats- he will be the SS come august
If they arent in it and he does well at AAA , he will be the SS come aug 1
I think he just put that in there. Either way it’s about time he got moved to AAA. He was overdue . Cross our fingers he does well from the get go and he is up here by August if not sooner.
The Barrero promotion also broke kind of late. If it is in the preview thank the boss, Doug, not me. 🙂 As I said above, I have this fear of blotching an entire post beyond quick repair on a hot update.
Tonight’s game will begin in a delay
Good deal. Thunderstorm just knocked my electricity out.
Saw the lineup and was confused till I saw the Pitching change. Maybe they are keeping lopez for a late game double switch. Speaking of pitchers getting sick, anyone see the Cubs Pitcher blowing chunks during the game. The heat is going to be brutal this summer.
correction, this was an LAA pitcher not CHI
Schwarber….another dinger…leadoff variety
Somewhere Thom Brennaman is nodding and smiling and saying Middletowns own.
But Thom was having a fit last night every time Herrera came to bat for the Phillies.
Since its a rain delay and tons of schwarber posts the last 2 weeks- i was fortunate enough to sit at an IU game in a private box with schwarber father. Schwarber hit a hr a mile that day and his dad nicest down to earth guy and kyle super nice to youth baseball kids visiting
Doug/Jim, the link on Barrero points back to this page. Good news all the same. Hope he hits well.
It should be OK now.
It is – thanks.
8pm projected start time
Geno turned into Arenado defensively at 3B all of a sudden! Of course he turned into Kris Negron offensively, but we’ve been over that already.
Geno couldn’t hit a basketball.
Can we go back to the rain delay? If either the Reds or the Padres sweep the series, the loser will likely be in a very deep hole.
Yeah lets go down-n-in to a lefty with our RF’er way over in the gap. Thats great execution! I guess that was Joey guarding the line too. Oh boy. I get the feeling we could play SD 10 times and be lucky to win 2.
There just better then we are or have been so far.Our guy pitching isn’t quite ready to face a lineup like the Padres throw out there.Hope he keeps us in the game for at least 5 innings or so tonight.Need him to man up and bounce back the next inning.Go Reds and we will need to score tonight and early.
This guy not playing like a Major leaguer in the first inning. Throw strikes…. this better be a slob a knocker game
Machado misses and hits a 390 foot sac fly
Padres and white sox will play in world series . Reds need to survive this series. They are really good
Stupid OF shift cost us a run there. Nick was over in right-center and couldn’t hold the guy to a double. Maybe you should be thinking pull on a 3-1 pitch? We have zero margin for error against a team this talented!
Jon india just gives you a good at bat
Reds have a pptential long term leadoff hitter for first time since Larkin
Yes he does battle.Just let him play and Wink also gives you a good at bat.
Rookies do it again.
Let ’em play.
Yeah, the Kids are alright …
Even if this year is a wash, we’ve learned a LOT about some future core players.
The rookies come through. Now Votto & Suarez back-to-back. Not promising.
Threaded the shift needle on that one!
And Suarez strikes out. Give Lopez the shot. Suarez is dead wood most of the time.
And then THAT happens … (hard eye roll)
Reds already got stammen to 50% of his pitch count high not out of the first inning and got one of the runs back. Hitters fighting…. except for Suarez
Suarez needs to sit – sorry he just cant hit a lick. Defense great but contributes next to nothing at the plate .
“ Suarez creeping up. Hes not been above .180 since April. A couple hits tonight and he reaches that”
Really??? Its july
Suarez strikes out on off speed in the dirt a foot outside . Clearly phil castellini and Reds marketing-machine are coaching Sadack on what to say.
How does Suarez have such awful pitch recognition that he swings at pitches in the dirt 6 inches outside??
Only reason is he just guessing
Sadak is an idiot. “Creeping up on .180.” How sad,..that you’ve got an announcer that moronic, and a hitter that pitiful!!!
Tony Santillan matching AAA Pitcher is…some guy named Greene…. if that isn’t planning…
Just can’t hide a player that plays every day and is hitting 170.
He strands more men in scoring position than any other regular player in MLB. And, he strikes out more. He holds lots of records for ineptness.
Stop with the walks Please! The Padres are challenging enough without putting runners on base with no outs!
Jon sadack acts is if hes not on TV but on radio and educating the Sunny Acres nursing home on every pitch who have never watched baseball
Please stop this
He’s also created his own language:
“makes the glove”
“exaggerated pull shift”
“got a piece!” (every time a guy hits a foul ball that’s caught by the catcher)
“foul home run”
Yep. I’ve already had it with the guy. Severe over-talk syndrome.
YES!!!! I surely concur with that! Worst I ever heard. Embarrassing!
That ultimately cost us a run.
Going to get really ugly really quickly.
Walks are bad and bad throws are worse.Extra outs to a bad team are bad but to a good team it becomes batting practice.
Tony Santillan will not last 5… I do not want to see him in the rotation after tonight. Not MLB starter material. Could probably take out 3 or 4 bottom of the order righty players in the bullpen. Got lucky the first couple of times with weak opponents.
Dude, he’s a rookie. Tap the brakes a bit will you. Good grief, 4 starts and you already deem him “Not MLB starter material”. Thanks for the info armchair.
Hey don’t take my word for it. Check out his scouting report if you want to.
oh and it seems I gave Tony Santillan the benefit of one-two many innings.
Let’s see if you are a prophet in a couple years baeball brainiac.
But Santillan can’t keep playing with fire.
“David Bell has done a nice job of giving these young guys enough rope to figure it out.”
Larkin isn’t quite as hard to listen to as Sadak, but he’s not exactly adding much.
And Kyle Farmer. Continues to play WAY TOO MUCH !!!!!
Hosmer, who was walked to start the inning, scored. Imagine that!
Gonna be a long night if Santillan keeps this up! Hope our bullpen is better than the Padres pen and up to the task
Anyone know what that stage set up is for on the lower concourse a little up 3rd baseline? How long has it been there?
Barrero has already gotten his first AAA hit. Good sign. SMALL sample size .500 lol
San diego padres are a better baseball team than the Cincinnati Reds in 2021. Anyone who disagrees state your case.
David Bell and his team certainly are not…yet. They might want to step up really soon.
Cannot, will not disagree.
Bell needs to send a kind of message benching Suarez a couple of games. Is it mandatory to lining up? A weird. Clause we don’t know?
According to TMZ…T. Bauer accused of assault….Bauer denies the accusation.
Will Myers hits 7th on this team and thats all we need to know.Our lineup is no where near as deep or as talented.Our 6-8 guys must help out tonight for us to win.
Now can you get the same result in the 4th inning without the drama?
Baby steps. Baby steps.
on Sadak: He is a MiLB announcer that just got his call up to the show. I am going to give him the same benefit of the doubt that I give the players. He needs some work but he isn’t a lost cause. Larkin is doing his color commentator job alright.
You think he hasn’t been doing all this same stuff for years, and just suddenly started doing it when he reached the majors? I have a feeling this is exactly what we can expect from him for as long as he’s announcing Reds games. Thom didn’t improve over time. Grande didn’t improve over time. If anything, they seemed to get worse over time.
Thom definitely hid behind his dad and was given the boot when he thought he was untouchable. Perhaps Sadak is on a year deal and there is someone new opening day 2022. I am not saying your wrong, but he ain’t getting fired this early.
Unfortunately, I think he’ll probably be sticking around for 20+ years. The standards and expectations for his job are incredibly low. Most of the things this organization does suggests they’re okay with mediocrity.
Santillan averaging 25 pitches per inning! Gotta do better obviously in order to pitch into the 6th or 7th inning!
Score double digits then get 2-3 tops the next night. They do it every time.
Brewers up1-0 on cubs
Reds cant just go 0-7 against padres and 1-6 against the the DBacks
Get a backbone
This aint the phillies bullpen. Its the Padres bullpen
Reds or Cubs might just eliminate themselves this week
Yep, going to be a long series. If the Cubs don’t step up against Mil, the Reds and Cubs are both likely toast.
Reds are going 80-82 max
This season is over .
Im not drinking the kool aide
They arent close to playoff caliber
Bell going for it by pulling the starter after 3 innings.Lets see what happens.Still need everybody to help on offense tonight.Can’t beat 8 hitters with only 5.Bell saying I may lose 15 -1 but its not because I am going to extend Santi tonight.
After mowing them down through 4 Hunter Greene runs directly into a brick wall in the 5th in Newport. Looks like the sounds are going to bat around. At least he is learning about this now at AAA and not having to learn in the MLB at the expense of the reds.
update. pulled 4.1 7k 4ER 2BB 7Ks is good.
more updates, a bunch of scoring chances on his line.
Man, that Greene kid is just “Not MLB starter material”.
Hendrix had given up 6 runs all month….4 of those were to the Padres.
1st man up tonight vs those same Padres….Hendrix
I am not a big Bell supporter, but you can’t fault him tonight,or this series, the Padres are just a lot better. The only chance the Reds have is if Castillo can pitch a great game on Thursday.
Lineup? Not his best choices.
And it’s time to Clete at 5-1 in the 4th with more coming, even if it’s not this inning.
Pasta Tomorrow, friends.
Still like the move by Bell regardless of what happens.Somebody may have to take one for the team but thats ok.Ownership needs to take a look at what a real majorleague team looks like and what good players look like and go out and get some.Its just little league ownership vs major league ownership.Product on the field isn’t even close.Its just smoke and mirrors and looking at income statements in the board room.Rant is over.
Padres sucked worse than the Reds in 2017. They drafted developed and spent
Reds had no plan and are getting tail kicked by a better ownership group
Reds are done. Milwaukee has some holes, but Woodruff/Burnes/Peralta/Hader is enough. They’re starting to hit a little bit and they’re never getting into losing streaks with that pitching. I do like the Reds young core. They just have to keep putting pieces together and moving forward. Obviously they’re not even close to SD.
Tonite makes 2-16 vs SD, SF, and Arizona
And Milwaukee keeps looking for players to improve the team. The Reds resist even dipping into their own farm system. And Suarez and Farmer every game isn’t getting it done. JV has been looking better against RH’ers. And there Suarez strikes out again. The Reds are likely done for this year.
Brewers 25-10 after trade for Adames. Reds will pray and hope they are still in it at deadline and then trade for Brian Goodwin. Enough said
Real major league teams don’t have their 6-7-8 hitters batting .174, .212.and .211 respectfully!
Of course they don’t.
And then there are the Brewers 6-7-8:
Padres sucked worse than the Reds in 2017. They drafted developed and spent
Reds had no plan and are getting tail kicked by a better ownership group
No plan then and still no plan.Just a clueless organization.
Suarez Must go to Louisville for Rehab!!!
This joke is not on Bell.We play in a weak division and we talk about staying close and maybe we can and then we see a team like this tonight that is 3rd best in their own division and reality sets in. Can you imagine playing in the West?We would and have struggled to beat the Rockies and the D Backs.
Lopez on deck!
Joey with the wheels, this is getting overturned
and Shogo with the RBI
Home plate umpire should be embarrassed. How can he miss that call.
Votto is safe at the plate! 4-2 game. Rally on with Lopez up.
Ugh. Aquino up next. Lopez had been in the on-deck circle.
And I got the score wrong. It’s 5-2. (And I haven’t even started drinking yet)
got to say I like Aquino at this point his power against LHP is known. Save Lopez for another more contact situation
Lol maybe that’s the problem
It’s just painful watching Suarez trying to hit at this point. Someone in his corner needs to throw in the towel before he really gets hurt. I don’t fault a guy for struggling, but it bothers me that I seen no effort to make any changes. Everything looks exactly the same to me as it always has.
Sadak needs to lay off the energy drinks.
Thinking positive! Gotta chip away with one run an inning and hope the bullpen can hold the fort!
I was thinking Aquino should have batted for Shogo…..boy was I wrong. I think the lesson here is to not use Aquino vs. a soft tosser.
Pitcher checks inside his hat and sees a note: “Aquino, like many other Reds, will swing at pitches a foot outside and in the dirt.”
Yeah but Bell took a shot right there to tie the game.No problem with it.Only so many bullets to fire and may not get another at bat in the game that with one swing we are tied.
Oh, I don’t mind the decision to use AA there. What I mind is that nobody seems to be able to get some of these guys to stop swinging at pitches a foot out of the zone.
Aquino and Suarez – all or nothing. Both fall for the off speed crap. Make no adjustments. Hits a homer once a week.
In his defense, Aquino does not receive regular playing time to impliment corrections. I am willing to give him more benifit of the doubt then Suarez
+550 which is how many at bats Suarez has been given over the course of this year and last to make corrections.
Votto is an embarrassment running the bases !!!!
Votto…. who scored on the Bases? Ok….
For any oldtimers out there I seem to recall “back-in-the-day” (70’s & 80’s) the Reds night games starting at 7:35. Then they changed to 7:10 pm. Now the games start at 6:40. Anybody know why?
The 6:40 starts are the ” school night” starts that they use to promote the Idea that you should bring your kids to the ballpark to see the games.
I suspect it moved back from 7:35 to 7:10 to make the games end earlier so the TV audiences were not bailing at the end for Jonney Carlson? Just A guess
Thanks! When I used to live in Indianapolis in the 80’s my wife & I would make the 2 hour drive to Cincy after work and could easily make the 7:35 start. Did make for a long night but worth it!
NP… I think its just the trade-off to put more kids in the stands and continue the popularity of the games through generations
Suarez is just lost now. A few games on the bench may benefit his swing and give Lopez a chance to show what he can do in the majors.
Ah…we can dream
Warren although against the bottom of the order looked good with 2 punchouts.Can we get closer this inning?
Da Wink! 5-4 game.
It ain’t over yet.Keep on playing guys.
Beginning to like that Warren kid more & more!
Yeah his job is safe. Hendrix I believe will go down to work on his stuff when Gray comes back. Hoffman comes back and Doolittle better be gone.
It would sure be nice to see Los Rojos pin a big L on the Padres tonight
Did the SD manager not get the memo… we destroy rightys
Indy has said it more then once that he knew Warren has better stuff then most of the guys we started with in the pen.When he is at 97 he can be hard to handle.
Feel much better now. Only Down 1 with some of the more questionable relievers already used up. Garrentteed to go through the order at least once more and still have Lopez to use off the bench
So excited to see Barrero playing in AAA! Looks like Schrock is rehabbing too. The reinforcements are just around the corner!
Hoping the Covid-19 vaccine shots I took have not weakened my heart! Following these games definitely gets my heart racing! Nice job by AG!
Garrett seemed to be doing a little chirping as he walked off the mound. He’s lucky he got the strike call, but even luckier nobody tried to charge the mound and attack him because he’d get suspended for two weeks.
Suarez completely lost
And Bell needs to make a statement. Put him on the bench for an significant period. Send hi to Louisville for rehab. Something. But quit playing him every day. Or play to the greater fool theory and find a trade partner.
I actually like the IL with a whatever reason. He could come back after the allstar break, and maybe the time off will clear his head.
Mark it down – won’t be a 1 run game after this half inning – DOO DOO LITTLE
Hope I’m wrong …
Suarez needs to be sat, he looks lost at the plate. With Lopez now up there is no longer a need for all but an automatic out at third base.
Suarez seems to be the only guy in the stadium who doesn’t realize he’s going to be getting lots of offspeed pitches in the dirt a foot outside.
Suarez 0-3 with 3 K
Stop insulting reds fans
What a joke
Might be time to start booing at GABP. They dont respond to normal things that normal people so
Geno is like having your girlfriend or wife on your mixed league softball team knowing full well she can’t hit water if she fell out of a boat!
So Santillan to the pen seems like a lock right now. How many days until he can pitch out of the pen?
No words Henny
A. Looked like a foul ball
B. Pham is never getting thrown out on that so how is it an error? Myers making 3rd I guess?
They always call that ball foul.
C. Standing there like a nincompoop while the opponent rounds the bases unopposed is a positive embarrassment
Bad enough that Geno is 0-3 but now makes an error with 2 outs in a 1-run game!
0 for 3 with 3 strike outs, I might add. Always stranding men in scoring position. That’s his middle name. Nice guy, horrible hitter!!! No other team in baseball would play him. He plays because they like him. Not because he earns his at bats.
Geno having a crackerjack of a game huh!?!
He’s got to be incredibly frustrated by this point in the season. Perhaps he should sit a few days like Votto did last year. Give Lopez a chance to show us what he can/can’t do.
Should garner a lot of All-Star votes!
Reds lucky to have escaped that inning unscathed.
Lucky, lucky, lucky! Do something positive Geno! Anything! Please!
Feel bad for Geno. His swing doesn’t look as long as it did earlier. He turned around 98 for a Hr in St. Louis, but he just cannot see the pitch outside or he pops it up. I agree with everyone else. He’s not turning it around. Its getting worse. He needs an “injury” and 10-day IL or something?
Lopez to 3rd or Freeman/Shrock. Somebody new
Maybe a vision test is warranted? Like Ricky Vaughn in Major League
I agree, he needs to get his mind right. Maybe have some arepas and cervezas again.
Continually leads the ML in Ks per # of at bats. It’s nothing new. He’s got a hole in his bat. Sad,..and embarrassing.
Game momentum is now inReds Side.
Until that back breaking catch by Meyers
Have a nagging sense this game is going to finish 5-4 with the bases loaded, Suarez at the plate, and at least one guy available to pinch hit.
Won’t be around to see that! Gotta call it a night! Work day tomorrow!
I didnt think that ball was fair to Geno. I’ve never seen him blow his cool like that. Maybe and it’s a huge maybe, losing his cool will get him going. Sometimes the little things turn things around. A huge maybe here though.
The Cowboy had it right.
The fielder doesn’t get to play umpire. The fielder plays every ball as fair until called otherwise.
Of course if the player boots it, it doesn’t matter. Not hustling after the ball means to me that he needs a vacation
Absolutely. He has to pick the ball up and stop the runner at 2and from moving up. He was to deep to get Pham anyway. Pham is to quick to get him from that deep.
Error on Suarez. Needs a benching at least. Lopez deserves a look sees start
Cowboy is lighting up Akiyama for not catching that Profar fly ball
Deservedly so ! That ball has to be caught no doubt !
“That was a terrible angle…he started off as if he expected Winker to catch it…When you’re a center fielder you can’t worry about running into the right fielder or the left fielder…they have you playing center field because they want you to catch that ball “
Is Naquin hurt or just the Bell day off?
Sore wrist yesterday
if he is out tomorrow i would start worrying, today I think was precautionary
Getting late …
Seriously, someone needs to tell Sadak that “makes the glove” isn’t baseball jargon. It’s “makes the catch” or “gloves it.” (I still haven’t figured out what he thinks “staggered steps” means. He seems to use it to describe various things.)
not going to lie, it was horrible early in the season…. but the bullpen has at least buckled down… maybe they arent good….but they are doing good. except doolittle
Seems like the only time they do good is when Antone is hurt. Go figure
Brach says “thanks for nothing Shogo, imma do this myself!”
I’ve seen 2 fly balls in last 2 innings that seem like Shogo could’ve got to? I thought he was solid – even better – as a LF last year. Wonder if he struggles with reads off the bat in center. Playing with fire, forcing our bullpen to get more outs.
Suarez getting booed. Maybe that will let bell and Krall know what they think of the great experement. Booing should continue until play improves
Just another typical game for Golden Sombrero Suarez!!! I’m glad they are booing. Nice guy, horrible hitter. Worst I ever saw in my 67 years. Sad on so many different levels.
yes, and they need to boo… because nothing else seems to have altered bells approach of play him every day.
Philly has usually been the home of the Boo Birds. Now they’re becoming evident in Cincy.
Geno Sombrero….he was a whole closet full of them.
El sombrero dorado.
So much for Suarez getting going after blowing his cool. Just roll the ball up there and he will swing. Just sit him for a week. Do something .
When he didn’t hustle after the ball that sealed it for me.
I can excuse anything but lack of hustle
Suarez has decided to deal with his inability to hit pitches out of the strike zone by swinging at even more pitches out of the strike zone. His unwillingness to make any adjustments — even ones that simply require him to stand still and do nothing — is what’s really irking me about his performance. I recently heard Pete Rose talking about how he’d move around in the batter’s box to get out of slumps. Votto experiments with new approaches on seemingly a weekly or daily basis. Suarez seems to make the easiest of all adjustments, i.e., not swinging so much. I don’t understand why he still doesn’t get it.
*Suarez seems to be UNWILLING to make the easiest of all adjustments…
we ruined saves for malancion when he was a pirate, a padre, and probably with many other teams too. I don’t like the starting point for the lineup, but what can you do… need to get to India with less than 2 outs. It is doable
Suarez es no bueno.
Ball 4 to Pham was identical to strike 3 on Hosmer
Where’s the gif with the wheels falling off?
I must admit it’s better than Takis, Jr hitting a HR and doing his jiggity-jog at third base
Hader closing out another Brewers win. They’re going to win with 2 hits. Thats what overwhelming pitching will do for you.
It sure as taxes ain’t their hitting!
Until you get to the playoffs. The Reds found that out last year. But at least the Brewers will get to the playoffs.
16 LOB’s for the Friars tonight….that’s hard to do
Weird game. Pads could easily have 9-10 runs, but at the same time we’d be tied if Nick wasn’t so far off in right-center on that 3-1 pitch hit for a “triple”. I guess they have their scouting reports, but sometimes the alignment is way off base.
I don’t like the Padres this year.
Suárez has finally cracked and stopped hustling. Time for vacaciones
Jonathan India for NL ROY
Takis, Jr makes a nice snack food
About time to cut are losses and see if we can get a sack of baseballs for Suarez. Lousy hitter, some of the worst defense in the majors at third and lack of hustle. Guy is singlehandedly bringing g this season down in flames.
It’s hard to hang the whole thing on Suárez but his clinker of a season sure has contributed a lot
This season is all but done, Brewers play Cubs tomorrow then the Pirates 11 of next 30, over 1/3 of their games. That takes you into early August. I don’t think the Reds can hang around during that span.The Reds do play them 7 times during that time but will need to win at least 6 of them to gain ground, already 7 out.
Unless the Brewers get a pitcher injury—then they won’t be able to hang because they don’t score.
But there is no sense at all in counting on that.