The Cincinnati Reds (48-46) are in a bad place. They made it to the All-Star break with some much promise and hope, but have lost the first four games to begin the second half. The Reds have lost three of those games despite leading in the 6th inning or later. The Reds lost last night despite scoring 11 runs. It’s just one of those things were nothing has gone right. The Reds simply have to find a way to stop the bleeding. They will try to do that tonight against the New York Mets (49-42) at 7:10 PM.

Starting Pitchers

Wade Miley will make his second half debut after an incredible first half. Miley’s 2.80 ERA is the 15th best in all of baseball.

Believe it or not, Miley has somehow not faced the Mets since 2015! He has a career 4.30 ERA in 4 starts against the Mets…….not that it really matters very much.

Robert Stock will be making a spot start for the Mets today due to the DeGrom injury. Stock has made two starts this year. His last start was actually pretty solid against the Brewers back on July 7th: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 BB, 5 K. However his other start actually came against the Mets when he was with the Cubs back on June 16th, and it was not good: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 1 HR, 6 BB, 3 K. Yet, somehow the Mets decided to acquire him.

Stock was originally a second round pick of the Cardinals back in 2009. He never made it to the big leagues in St. Louis and bounced around from team to team. He was actually in the Reds organization in 2017 (High-A Daytona Tortugas and the Double-A Pensacola Blue Wahoos – 2.82 ERA in 70 innings). He made it to the big leagues in 2018 with the Padres where he actually had a really good year in the bullpen (2.50 ERA/2.71 FIP in 39.2 innings). His fastball was touching over 100 MPH in 2018, but he got hurt. His fastball is down to an average of 96.1, and he has bounced around since, only pitching 32.0 MLB innings since the start of 2019.

This season, Stock has a 3.57 ERA in 35.1 innings between the Cubs and Mets AAA affiliates. He has been used as both a SP and RP this year, however, he just threw 1.0 inning on Sunday for the Mets AAA affiliate. He will probably not be able to go very deep tonight. Stock’s only career appearances against the Reds were 4 in relief in 2018, and he threw 4 shutout innings with 2 BB and 3 K.

Starting Lineups

1. Jonathan India (2B)
2. Jesse Winker (LF)
3. Joey Votto (1B)
4. Aristides Aquino (RF)
5. Tyler Naquin (CF)
6. Eugenio Suarez (3B)
7. Tucker Barnhart (C)
8. Kyle Farmer (SS)
9. Wade Miley (P)

Mets Lineup

  1. Brandon Nimmo- CF
  2. Pete Alonso – 1B
  3. Jeff McNeil – 2B
  4. J.D. Davis – 3B
  5. James McCann – C
  6. Michael Conforto – RF
  7. Kevin Pillar – LF
  8. Jonathan Villar – SS
  9. Robert Stock – SP

Aristides Aquino FINALLY gets a start with Castellanos still out of the lineup. Aqunio has a .922 OPS on the season.

The Reds have got to be eager to get into the Mets bullpen as early as they can. The Mets RP has a 5.24 ERA/5.77 FIP in the month of July. The Reds RP actually are at 4.74 ERA/4.51 FIP in July. The Reds surprisingly have the two highest RP in July in fWAR with Heath Hembree (0.5 fWAR) and Amir Garrett (0.4 fWAR).

News and Notes

Reds send down Gutierrez

It looks like Jeff Hoffman will be staying the Reds rotation after his start tomorrow. The Reds optioned Vladimir Gutierrez to Triple-A and called up Ashton Goudeau to help fill out the bullpen – at least for tonight.

Injury updates galore

This afternoon David Bell provided updates on nearly every one of the fifty players currently on the Reds injured list (not actually 50). Doug Gray covered it here if you want to read about everyone with a little more detail. Nick Senzel, Alex Blandino, Lucas Sims, and Michael Feliz are all expected to rehab next week. There’s also updates on Tejay Antone and Mike Moustakas.

The Reds have now signed 12 draft picks

Cincinnati has now officially signed 12 of their 22 draft picks, and signed one undrafted college player. You can get all the details over at

Meet the Mets closer. Again.

Closer update with the Mets. Edwin Diaz has had three straight bad outings for the Mets.


It’s pretty obvious, but the Reds need a win today. Tomorrow’s pitching matchup is less favorable for the Reds. This is the night to end the losing skid. Go Reds!

161 Responses

  1. Steelerfan

    I am scared to watch. Is that defeatist or realistic?

  2. Klugo

    Hopefully Vlad and Santillan can use this cup of coffee as a learning experience that will help to develop what is needed for big league staying power. Good experience for both, bu they are not ready.

    • Klugo

      Of course, sadly, one could say that for way too many of our pitchers really. Not ready.

  3. doofus

    Key items for tonight’s game:

    1. Earth to Eugenio, YOU MUST stop treating every plate appearance as if you are in a HR hitting contest. A mere single the opposite way can plate two baserunners. He cannot be this dense.

    2. Miley needs to go at least 6.

    3. Bell needs to get thrown out of the game early so he does not need to think later in the game. Benavides can do the thinking.

    I am not cynical, I am just a Red’s fan….

    • LDS

      Of the three, Miley going 6 is your best bet. Suarez told everyone his goal – hit 50 homers and nothing thus far has changed that. Bell kicked out of the game? If only. As for Gutierrez, it seems like last night was kind of a setup. Leave him in and get shelled, knowing he was going to be sent down regardless. He could have been the second coming of Tom Seaver since his callup and the same thing would likely have happened. We should have learned by now to never take a Reds transaction or public statement at face value.

  4. TR

    We’re counting on Wade to stop the slide and get the Reds in the right direction to make the playoffs. It’s not impossible if the GM and front office make the right moves which obviously center on relief pitching.

    • Indy Red Man

      Its too late now. The Reds swept Milw on June 16. They knew the pen was banged up and way short on talent then and now its over a month & 6-7 blown games later.

      • MBS

        I don’t agree it’s too late, although we are in the 11th hour. However, I don’t think the FO had any real planes of improving this team, or they would have already done it. The “we’ll wait until we’re healthy” plan is the only one they had.

      • Indy Red Man

        I just think to wait this long and AFTER the 7 games with Milw. Thats like Bell last night. He uses HH and Castellanos, but only after they couldn’t win the game for us. What?

  5. Indy Red Man

    Boxberger confident he’ll avoid a trip to the DL. Big shocker

    What a scam! That game Saturday was huge if we were going to have any shot

    • CFD3000

      IRM, you’re not my favorite Reds fan – too pessimistic for my taste (no doubt you would say realistic) but one of the reasons I love Redleg Nation is that all Reds fans are welcome and I learn more from you than the commenters I usually agree with. So keep it up. And I DO agree with you on the Boxberger malarkey. If a pitcher comes out of an inning for injury / health reasons before having faced the 3 batter minimum, that should be an automatic trip to the IL. If someone said “let’s have a special 5 day or 7 day IL for that” I could accept that, but if all a pitcher and manager have to do to skirt the rules that everyone else is playing by is to fabricate a tweak or a twinge or a blister then it’s not much of a 3 batter minimum any more. I have a lot of respect for Craig Counsell and think he’s an excellent manager, but the Boxberger move the other night was at the very least unfortunate, probably a little fishy, and maybe downright stinky (in lieu of the word I really wanted to use). You’re right IRM – No. Bueno.

      • Indy Red Man

        Well I’ve been one of the only defenders of Bell/Geno on RLN so I can’t be that pessimistic))

    • CFD3000

      You and I agree on Bell more often than not, but I haven’t been pro-Geno for a long time. But I really appreciate the differing perspectives and opinions, and definitely including yours. And as long as we can agree we’re all rooting for the Reds as a team and each individual player to win / play great, then you’re okay in my book!

      • Old-school

        Mahle at home- take the over.
        I learned that!

    • JA

      MLB need to do a visit for regulation on those cases.
      Any pitcher replaced because an “injury” before facing the three batters must not play in the next 7 or so games.
      Reds should be vocal on that case, just to prevent brewers repeat that “situation”

  6. Bob East

    Had to post this comment because of unique circumstances. I live and work in Philly. They were more disappointed in the game last night than we were. They are all in this year after spending nearly $200 million in payroll and hiring a GM known for gutting the farm system to win playoff games. They need the same things as the Reds – improved health, better bullpen, consistent performance – and the fan base is angry because the Owner and GM promised a different outcome.

    Not sure it matters outside of San Francisco, San Diego or Las Angeles who wins in the NL. I would love to see the Reds figure out who is worth keeping, make some astute moves at the Trade Deadline and off-season, and show ongoing improvement. Making the playoffs last year was great, but we had nothing to show for it but an overmatched team facing the Braves. Eerily similar to 2010.

  7. Old-school

    Royals 5-2 in the 8th on Brewers.
    Adames/Urias/and Yellich 0-10.

    I think Suarez needs to play this week because there’s literally no one on the roster since Lopez got sent down. But, the White Sox in 2011 came out in early September and announced Adam Dunn was no longer a regular player the rest of the year for his historically awful season and .158 avg. Once Senzel is back up- hopefully in a week and Moose maybe in 3 weeks- I would sit Suarez as a regular player the rest of the year. Accountability matters and there comes a point where you cant allow non-performers to diminish the team.

    Suarez homered off Hader and helped win a game, but he’s 2-30 and left 9 men on base last night and 8 men on base in the Brewers first game in Milwaukee. He’s in a season long awful slump and doesn’t give you a competitive at bat. He’s going to homer soon by the way, probably tonight because he does that once a week. That’s why homers dont tell the story and why 1975 Tony Perez would have 85 RBI if he were hitting in the same situations Suarez has this year.

    • Indy Red Man

      I think Shrock has a chance to be a Adam Frazier type player. He can hit. He was trying for the cycle w/the Reds when he got hurt.

    • beelicker

      Since the horrific .13o/.229/.3o4 month of April, Geno had 2 (relatively) improving 2 months (masked by the anchor of the .13o BA) into a

      .186/.25o/.441 May and
      .2oo/.291/.356 June

      and early July was similarly trending along those same June parameters until the

      .o63/.211/.125 of the last seven slumping days …

  8. deafmix3

    Without doubt, David Bell is a good person – honest, kind, loyal and empathetic, the sort of guy you’d love to have as a friend. He had a solid if unspectacular playing career and subsequent jobs with good organizations. I appreciate his dad’s and grandfather’s stints with Reds teams of yore (though my experience with Gus is limited to Strat-O-Matic play…) David lost his brother and you have to sympathize.

    All that said, he is the worst manager I have seen in 52 years of following baseball. If you had viewed last night’s game from the perspective of a disinterested follower of another team, you might come to the conclusion he was trying to lose that game.

    The common refrain is “What could any manager do with this bullpen?” My response would be, “Manage it a whole lot better.”

    The bullpen is bad but it isn’t – at least not at this point in time – atrocious. There are definitely guys who need to be DFA’d, sent down or given mop-up-only roles, but there are some serviceable guys there. Brach, Hembree, Garrett, Santillan and (based on last night) Garcia are all at least major league pitchers who have their good nights and their bad. Bell doesn’t seem to recognize (or care, particularly) who’s having which. Last night, Hembree, Brach and Garrett all threw very well, and Garcia showed good command of the strike zone. Yet all were pulled too early. Brach threw 8 pitches, 7 for strikes. Hembree threw 13 pitches, 9 for strikes. Garrett threw 12, 10 for strikes. And you’re telling me NONE of them could go out for a second inning of work?!

    It’s true that Garcia threw a lot of pitches (33) and allowed the extra inning runners to score both times, but he got into a decent groove both innings and was looking sharp, painting corners inside and out. Yet Bell decided to insert Hendrix – who’d pitched the last three days and who should’ve been demoted before 6 weeks ago – with 2 outs in the 11th? Was anyone surprised when Hendrix’s first pitch bounced in the dirt or his second was lifted for a no-doubter home run?

    Because the Reds have been so crummy so often this millennium and because I love baseball, I watch a lot of non-Reds games, and I can guarantee you no other manager would have done that. Not. One. Except maybe Matheny…

    • Indy Red Man

      You’re not wrong, but Counsell pushed Hunter Strickland for 2 innings today when the game was tied 2-2. He gave up a monster HR in his 2nd inning. Only certain guys are really geared to go 2 innings and more then 20 pitches. Garrett maybe? He was a starter originally. Brach ran out of gas before the break and he’s 35. I think he would melt down quickly. AG was worth a shot though. He’s only good occasionally so might as well try?

      • Indy Red Man

        HH too. You’re right. If he can go 1.1 when you losing then why can’t he go 2 innings when you’re ahead? Stupid

    • beelicker

      I’ll be eternally grateful to my buddy Jim Walker for turning me onto this little gem of a tool:

      gives insight into how things are truly orchestrated in the bullpen (i’ll bet Bell doesn’t need the chart to carry these numbers in his head) … and that’s from the fresh ‘reset’ of the ASG break

  9. JB

    Suarez and the bullpen. They have stunk for the whole year. Just when you think they are turning it around they go back to stinking the joint up again. I love my Reds but this isnt a playoff team. Yeah they have had their moments but to many holes. Opponents are just taking pitches and waiting for the bullpen. The Reds could have brought somebody new up today like Diehl or Finnegan or whoever but they bring up Goodreau. It’s like him and Perez are the only ones who know the route from Louisville.

  10. Bet on Red

    Not suprised Vlad getting sent down, may need more work, may just be a work around to get another releiver up. This is a must win game. Luckily it looks like their starter will provide that too us

  11. Dennis Westrick

    Still no Nick C. in the lineup! What the Brewers did to Nick was just short of criminal. Geno was hit by Hader with the first pitch the night after he won the game with a HR! Don’t like the whiny Counsell. Still lots of time to chase down the Brewers! Their lack of hitting, except against the Reds BP, will catch up with them. Also, a lot of innings pitched already by their big 3 starters! Keep the faith RLN followers! Start with a win tonight and play them one game at a time!

    • beelicker

      Clearly that Counsell weasel is a closet malignant sociopath … don’t let that poor whiney victim face fool you, as that’s a dead giveaway with those types lol

  12. JA

    Wow. Never pitch a strike to a “hot” batter. Alonso is now.

  13. Old-school

    This just in

    India is our lead off hitter.
    Best true lead off in a long time

    • Indy Red Man

      Its amazing how he was so average in the minors. Like Ohtani in Japan. He was good, but not amazing. What some guys can do when they mature and start to figure it out!

  14. Bet on Red

    might be fast but that FB is as straight as an arrow

  15. Daytonnati

    Alonso seems to be running against Joey as “Mayor of First Base”. He seems to have a pleasant conversation with everybody.

  16. LDS

    2 more LOB for Geno. But at least he didn’t strike out.

    • Bet on Red

      Not going to hard. Naquin did strike out. noone is going 4-4 every game. lets see what happens next AB

  17. Bet on Red

    more on the mets transactions…. DFAed last night’s starter, and Perazza evidently broke his middle finger and had to go to the IL to get another met reliever up. I dont remember Perazza getting hit on the hand

  18. Indy Red Man

    I feel for ya Lark. He can’t come out like me and say he was wrong. Geno needs to grab some bench. Announcers have to be politicians somewhat.

  19. Dennis Westrick

    Why does it always seem that Geno comes up with RISP and seldom provides a clutch hit? No plate discipline nor willingness to adjust his swing or approach to hit the ball to the opposite field! It gets old to watch the same old Geno night after night!

  20. Indy Red Man

    Anyone remember when the Cowboy was on TV and said Edwin Scissorhands wasn’t a clutch hitter and was hammering him pretty good as he hit a walkoff bomb in gabp.

    That was pretty embarrassing for Cowboy, but I always said the same thing. I was so sick of Edwin by the end. Geno is 3x worse then Edwin ever was though

  21. Bet on Red

    wow, their bullpen is going to be tired… SP out… injury

  22. Indy Red Man

    Conforto FA next year. A .983 career ops in gabp. He’s making $12.2 this year

    Jorge Soler FA too. Horrible season, but 48 hrs in 2019. $8 mil this year

    If a vet has a horrible season like these 2 then what kind of $$ should he expect?

  23. Bet on Red

    Mets bullpen on the 18th: 8.1IP Yesterday: 8.1 (check that), today, has to do at least 7 more

  24. Arthur

    There is absolutely no excuse for continuing to play Suarez. None. Some people say “we don’t have any other options at 3B until Moose or Senzel come back…”

    Refresh my memory – where did Mr India play at Florida??? Oh yea. That’s right – he was a third baseman. And an All American to boot, if I recall correctly. Perhaps Mr Lopez could play second for a few weeks, and Mr India could play a little third base.

    There are obvious solutions to this problem, but for some reason, (perhaps Geno’s contract?) management pretends their hands are tied, and Suarez must play every single game, killing rallies and booting ground balls like Messi.

    • Indy Red Man

      Barrero 2-4 w/a double again tonite so far (DH). Farmer to 3rd or Schrock. I don’t think they want to move India, but they could do something

      • Arthur

        Another perfectly reasonable solution – Barrero to SS and Farmer to 3B. Even if Barrero doesn’t hit much, “not much” would be an upgrade offensively, and a big upgrade defensively.

      • MBS

        Barrero to SS, Farmer to the IL. Lopez (not on the 26) or Schrock (not on the 26) would be worth giving a shot to play some 3B. Maybe a platooned 3B would wake up Suarez?

    • Bet on Red

      Lopez cannot return for another 6 days. India is already at second. they are not trading for a third baseman. I am not saying he should be starting when the injuries return, but until at least Lopez’s option time is up it’s Suarez at third

  25. dhmorgan

    I like the way Miley plays the “hurry up and pitch” game. It leaves less time for the batters to fiddle and fidget with their equipment and makes the game go faster.
    The ability to throw strikes also is a plus.

  26. Dennis Westrick

    Anybody know Nick’s status?

    • Old-school


      If he needs a 10 day IL- it now starts today instead of last saturday

    • beelicker

      DTD … he might also even decoy PH again tonight

  27. Dennis Westrick

    Brew Crew lost 5-2 to those giant killers, the KC Royals! Let’s go guys! Time for a crooked number!

  28. Mark Moore

    HP ump double parked somewhere?

    • Old-school

      India a strike
      Winker a ball
      Votto a bomb

      If he gives Miley same zone-ok

      • Mark Moore

        Yeah, if it’s equally bad I’m not as upset. But still the Flex-o-Zone is beyond ridiculous.

  29. Bet on Red

    but but but joey needs to retire

    • Bet on Red

      but but but…the punisher needs to be sent down

    • beelicker

      well don’t be too snide now as there’s a good reason mr Nogosek sports that 1o.8o ERA

  30. JB

    Aquino was literally a line drive. That dude is strong.

  31. MBS

    I’ll tell you this, if we do lose Castellanos, and find some way of moving Suarez, Aquino needs to start. We would have lost all the right handed power in the lineup otherwise. Maybe Stephenson, and India’s power numbers will grow next year, but we know Aquino can launch a ball.

  32. Old-school

    Aquino has a ceiling 10x higher than Shogo and a floor thats about the same.

    Mets bullpen ne’erdwells but Reds playing lots of ne’erdwells the next 2 months

  33. Mark Moore

    That’s a pleasant turn for AA. Nice glove work.

  34. Bet on Red

    They need to change the rule so there is no time out once the pitcher begins the wind up. Still remembering Cueto’s injury off that in 2012 NLDS

    • MBS

      I still remember him dropping the ball, when Pittsburgh heckled him. Cueto was great, but he let us down big time in the playoffs.

    • dhmorgan

      Absolutely right. The batter is either ready or he isn’t – but no time outs after the wind up.

  35. Indy Red Man

    Shogo vs AA c’mon? I saw Warren throw 5 pitches and I knew he was better then Romano, DeLeon, Bedrosian, Fulmer, etc etc.

    When the Reds powers that be can’t judge talent any better then that then we’ll never get anywhere.

    • Old-school

      Deleon was the 5 th starter in the off season and an under the radar boddy and DJ guy

      Don’t underestimate reds marketing their pitching coaches coaching up enthusiasm for nothing

      Way cheaper selling potential than paying for talent

    • RedAlert

      They’re awful at it more times than not

  36. Indy Red Man

    Geno!!! Here we go. An epic heater is right around the corner)))

    • RedAlert

      Barrero 2-4 today with a double , run scored

      I am at a TOTAL LOSS for what this joke of a front office is waiting for to bring this kid up – beyond ridiculous

      • Daytonnati

        The thing is that it is not like they haven’t done it before??? Simple question: would he be an upgrade from Farmer?

      • beelicker

        They’re carrying 5 INFs so LH Freeman’s your backup at SS for RH Farmer (basically, they back up each other), also the #3 catcher … both are covering all utility INF positions + Freeman plays OF

      • Old-school

        Stop with kyle Farmer is a major league SS . Hes not now hes never been and he never will be

        Go to fan-graphs- hes the worst SS in baseball
        Suarez is worst 3b in baseball

        STOP reds fans apologizing for the left side of the infield. Both guys are still good guys . They are just the worst combination in mlb and its not close

        And i dont care that suarez hits another HR- its coming soon

  37. Bet on Red

    Normal teams: opposing team put a Lefty on the mound, let’s get our rightys in there
    Mets: Na, we will be ok


    • beelicker

      Looks like Mets got RH catcher and 2 LH OFs on their bench

  38. Mark Moore

    Wonder if we can squeeze 7 out of Wade tonight

  39. Dennis Westrick

    Aquino reminds me a little of George Foster (Yahtzee) from back in old days!

    • beelicker

      Kinda resembles the ‘Big Bopper from Birmingham’ Lee May

  40. Bet on Red

    So here is the new plan, relief pitcher Nick Senzel….

    • beelicker

      I’m still waiting for Shogo to unveil his unhittable knuckleball

  41. Indy Red Man

    I heard it first a few years ago, but I’m starting to believe it more & more every year. Pitchers need to get away from hitting speed. Average is probably somewhere around 93-94 so if you’ve got guys with enough command that can go under that or over that by a decent margin then they can make it

    Castillo at 98-99 then Miley at 89 both qualify

    • Indy Red Man

      Hunter Greene at 102 also qualifies.

    • Mark Moore

      That makes sense. It’s all about the physics anyway, so well under (with movement) or well over should disrupt that.

    • VaRedsFan

      A guy with movement and location can pitch on my team any day. Velocity being the 3rd of the three

  42. Daytonnati

    Greg Maddux, the absolute Master, probably never hit 93.

  43. Bet on Red

    Starting to see the end of the day for Miley, either he is out of the inning by the time Alonso comes up or Nimmo will be his last batter

    • Dennis Westrick

      Bell always waits one batter too late! Miley gave us all he had!

      • Bet on Red

        Miley has K nimmo 3 times looking, with Alonso the righty it was the right move to let him get to Alonso.

  44. Old-school


    Cowboy said votto dropped ball

    Error to brach

    Which was it

    Brach did his job

  45. Mark Moore

    Rough inning. Feel lucky to have escaped with only 1 run in. But now … the mighty bullpen comes forth! (Let us pray …)

    • RedAlert

      Better get about 10 more runs …

    • JB

      It’s like they open the bullpen gates and this cold empty feeling comes out and sucks the life out of you.

      • Dennis Westrick

        Looking for my heart pills!

      • Bet on Red

        the only thing we have is that the Mets BP is in a similar situation. Now a Lefty for Votto/Aquino with India on second. Get that run back

    • Bet on Red

      never mind its the unintentional intentional walk to get to suarez

      • Bet on Red

        NM/ Stephenson in. Gotta give bell credit for this move

    • RedAlert

      Unreal stupid baserunning again – do these guys work on it at all !!!!!! Happens over and over and over – NO EXCUSE FOR IT

  46. Mark Moore

    1 run and a TOOTBLAN … got to make this hold up

  47. Reddawg2012

    I’m so shocked the Reds made another mistake on the base paths.

  48. Hanawi

    Votto and Aquino on base 3 times apiece. Hope we see that combo more if Nick C. has to miss more time. Aquino has certainly earned it imo. Votto on base 8 times in the last two games.

  49. VaRedsFan

    I just knew Ty would give a good AB and get the run home…..never even thought about pulling the ball. He is not overwhelmed with the situation.

    • Mark Moore

      Something special about him and India. We’ve not seen one rookie like this in a while, let alone two of them.

  50. Hanawi

    Would be a nice win for the Reds if they can hold on to make up a game and maybe get a bit of momentum back. Brewers already lost, with Pads and Phillies both losing.

  51. Indy Red Man

    A big part of our issues is that the offense never puts anyone away. They’re depleted and then their starter got hurt and we still only have 4 in ga smallpark. Riding the same guys night after night. See if we can hang on. 4 outs to go

    • Mark Moore

      I just had a thought that, given the pervasive use of the shift, nobody “guards the lines” in the late innings to prevent a double … kind of like the one we just saw.

  52. RedsFan11

    Someone tel Hembree you pitch the ball in exact same spot 8 times in a row eventually it’s going to get hit

  53. VaRedsFan

    Every pitch was outer edge…The last one was 10 inches outside. Need to come inside a pitch or 2

    • Indy Red Man

      They gave up 7 hrs last night. I’m sure thats on their minds.

  54. Bet on Red

    So undoubtably AG with L, L, Alonso, L hopefully he mimics last night.

    • RedAlert

      Better score something here – don’t trust Garrett for one second. , not one

  55. Dennis Westrick

    Do we have anyone in the bullpen who can get 3 outs in the 9th inning of a one run game?

    • Daytonnati

      Not since Blandino went on the IL.

  56. LDS

    Tuned back in just in time to see Suarez screw up on the bases

  57. Old-school

    Suarez squares his 1 ball up a week and tootblans

    It will be saturday till he gets his next positive at bat

  58. Bet on Red

    It was a good hit, Nimmo did overshoot it, got to know your own speed. Not a Toolban in my opinion. Just overestimated his own speed

    • Old-school

      Never make the first out of the inning at third base

      Fundamental rule

      Especially up 1 with no out bottom of 8th

      Tootblan 101

  59. Mark Moore

    Here’s what I saw on the replay …

    Geno watched the ball fly a bit before seeing it was not going out. So he had a late start. Then he decides to go for broke and the Mets, admittedly, made a nice relay. But he was out by at least the amount of time he was watching before he started to run hard.

    Maybe I missed something …

    • Bet on Red

      Maybe it was the “its a double or its out of here” speed, turning it up when Nimmo overshot the ball

      • Mark Moore

        Maybe … I’m still pretty sure I saw him watching it fly before he really left home plate.

  60. Old-school

    Good vibes only
    Garrett coming in

  61. JB

    Well buckle up men. Here’s where it gets scary.

  62. LDS

    Extra innings coming up or an outright loss? AG effective two days in a row? When was the last time?

    • Mark Moore

      It’s been a while by my recollection … and this ain’t the way to start it.

  63. Old-school

    Tv hijacked by teenager for nba

    Did garrett issue 4 pitch walk? Game day says so

    • TR

      If Garrett concentrates on getting the ball over the plate, he’s a leftie with a lot of potential.

  64. Bet on Red

    Attaboy AG…. Miley…. India…Votto…Aquino….

  65. Mark Moore

    OK, now I can sleep better. We get the Good AG two nights in a row and pick up another great Miley start.

    Off the schneid!

  66. Votto4life

    Nice win…I wonder what the Red’s record would be if they had a league average BP.

    • Indy Red Man

      Atleast tied and probably 3 games up on Milw. How many head to head did we blow besides Saturday?

  67. Doc

    Reds win, Brewers lose. The worm turns.

    I wonder what the Reds record would be if they didn’t have India.

  68. Dennis Westrick

    Great job by AG! A good win AND picked up a game on the Brewers!

  69. Dennis Westrick

    One final comment before I turn in for the night! A plea, request, suggestion for Mr. Bell. Please find a way to put AA and Ty Steve in the lineup full time! Good night all!