The Cincinnati Reds will look to continue their winning ways against the Pittsburgh Pirates in game three of their series tonight at Great American Ball Park. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10pm ET.

Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates

Cincinnati Reds

Hoy Park – SS Jonathan India – 2B
Ke’Bryan Hayes – 3B Jesse Winker – LF
Bryan Reynolds – CF Nick Castellanos – RF
Colin Moran – 1B Joey Votto – 1B
Gregory Polanco – RF Mike Moustakas – 3B
Rodolfo Castro – 2B Kyle Farmer – SS
Anthony Alford – LF Tucker Barnhart – C
Michael Perez – C Shogo Akiyama – CF
Mitch Keller – SP Vladimir Gutierrez – SP

Starting Pitchers

Vladimir Gutierrez

After a poor start on July 19th against New York, Vladimir Gutierrez has rebounded to allow just three runs in his last two starts – including his 7-inning, 1-run performance against the Mets. That lowered his ERA on the year to 4.39 in 67.2 innings. He’s walked a fine line this season, though, as a high-home run pitcher who has a high walk rate and a low strikeout rate.

There are some splits in play for Gutierrez. Lefties are hitting .241/.338/.483 against him this season with more walks – 17- than strikeouts – 16. Righties are hitting .246/.321/.435. The big splits, though, are in his home and road splits. He’s only made four home starts, but his ERA in Great American Ball Park is 7.17 (3.11 on the road). Hitters have hit .310/.384/.632 against him at home, while their road OPS is just .665.

Pitch usage from 2021

4-Seam Slider Change Curve
Velo 93.1 82.8 80.7 77.2
Usage 48% 23% 9% 20%

Mitch Keller

It’s been a tough season for Mitch Keller. In his 13 starts he’s posted a 7.05 ERA in 52.1 innings. He’s been quite hittable, giving up 64 hits – and 7 homers – while walking 29 batters with 53 strikeouts.

Today will only be his second start in the big leagues since June 10th. He was optioned back to the minors and made eight starts in Triple-A before returning on Sunday to start against Philadelphia (5IP, 8H, 4ER, 2K). Both righties and lefties have hit him well, with lefties having a .907 OPS against him this season and righties having an .869 OPS against him. He has pitched better on the road, posting a 4.82 ERA (8.29 ERA at home).

Pitch usage from 2021

4-Seam Slider Change Curve
Velo 94.3 86.7 90.5 78.6
Usage 57% 23% 4% 16%

When and Where

  • Game time: 7:10pm ET
  • Where: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati
  • Watch: Bally Sports Ohio,,
  • Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
  • Forecast: 83°, partly cloudy, 10% chance of rain

News and Notes

Tejay Antone heads out for a rehab assignment

The Cincinnati Reds announced this afternoon that reliever Tejay Antone would be joining Triple-A Louisville today to begin a rehab assignment. Antone last pitched on June 24th.

Reds 1st round pick has a big debut

Matt McLain made his pro debut last night in Goodyear for the Reds team at the complex level and tripled in his first at-bat and added a double later in the game.

NL Central Standings

Playoff odds via Fangraphs

Team W L GB Playoff %
Brewers 66 44 0 96.3%
Reds 59 51 7.0 33.6%
Cardinals 54 55 11.5 2.0%
Cubs 52 59 14.5 0.0%
Pirates 41 69 25.0 0.0%

235 Responses

  1. Klugo

    At some point the Bucs have gotta come out PO’d. Might be tonight.

    • Jim Walker

      One would think so but then recall how the Reds were such limp noodles from 2015 thru 2017 (2018? )or so.

  2. kevinz

    Love how benching Platooning Suarez.
    Hate it for the the Person.
    But shows the team.
    Who plays well will Play.
    Not who has Performed in the Past.
    Good thing for this season and Moving Forward imo.
    How you build a Winning Culture.

    • Melvin

      If Moose keep hitting like last night there won’t/shouldn’t be any platooning.

  3. Bet on Red

    Reds now have an olympian medalist in their farm system. US takes silver in Baseball. Reds catching up slowly. Pirates called up one of their prospects this afternoon. Need a repeat performance of last night from the reds and Dbacks and a better performance from the Giants

  4. Tim

    Just a heads up as to what we’re seeing from Joey Votto right now in 2021. All of the following are career bests in his 15th year! (Also, non-juiced ball year)
    Best ISO of his career 280
    Highest Exit Velocity 92.5
    Highest Hard Hit % 50.2
    Highest HR % 6.6 (2010 was 5.7)

  5. Mark Moore

    Anything definitive or official on TySteve?

    • Jim Walker

      Not that I have seen or heard. Even with the Pirates going with a RH pitcher Sunday, TS would figure to start on the quick night/ matinee turnaround. So, maybe then?

  6. Old-school

    Strong work on the home splits with Vlad Doug. I looked at Reds SP splits today home and away. Vlad had 2 bad starts at home against the Padres and Mets. But the Pirates arent the Padres or Mets.

    Vlad is 7.17 at home and 3.11 on the road.
    Mahle is a much bigger sample size and pitches tomorrow.
    He is 6.18 ERA at home with 14 HR and 2.06 on the road with 3 HR

    How Vlad and Mahle pitch at home against the Pirates will determine if the Reds are 10 over tomorrow night or 8 over. If they are 6 over then we are done.

  7. LDS

    With respect to Gutierrez’s splits, does anyone have an idea how much of that is based on the park and how much was due to the opponent? For example, SD hammered him at Cin on 6/30, 4HR’s, and 6 ER in 4.1 IP. Without that game, the numbers look a bit better. And I’ve seen rumors elsewhere suggesting he is sent down tomorrow for Sims. If true, I assume that promotes Hoffman back to the rotation. Feels like a delaying decision.

    • Jim Walker

      At some point, they may decide Hunter Greene is ready and has the innings left in his tank for 2021 to make it to the end of the season. Just saying. Monday is his 5th day.

      • Mark Moore

        If it happens, I’m thinking it may look more like TB calling up a young David Price from Durham. 1-inning guy closing games in September.

  8. Melvin

    Our worst enemy as far as pitching goes this year has been the BB. Have to improve that.

    • Mark Moore

      Yep. Especially (so it seems) from our BP guys.

    • Indy Red Man

      I feel like Vlad pounds the zone though. He’ll walk a guy like Dan Straily used to which is a guy he doesn’t want to deal with. To me thats different then Mahle going 3-2 with 3 foul balls to almost every hitter. Vlad is really polished for a rookie….just doesn’t have the big fastball

      • Melvin

        Definitely is not afraid of contact like Mahle.

  9. Mark Moore

    A little tense, but worked out of it.

    Time for another Crooked Numbers show!!

  10. Mark Moore

    Patience like that will pay off. The high and tight balls looked a little like strikes to me, but nobody’s paying me to call them. I just kibitz for fun and to hang out with y’all.

  11. Bet on Red

    What is this? a first inning against the pirates that did not have 7 runs scored in it

  12. Melvin

    That was one of the worst run downs I’ve ever seen in the ML. hahaha Pickle!!

  13. Bet on Red

    And that play looks like a phone number there

    • Mark Moore

      Too bad you couldn’t get an over/under on the number of throws in a rundown.

      • Bet on Red

        true.. 1 5 6 1 3 6 3 it is a phone number

  14. Mark Moore

    TOOTBLAN and a Little League rundown.

    Balks are a judgement call and none of the judges on the field called it 🙂

    • Melvin

      A good Little League team would not make that many throws. hahaha!

      • Melvin

        Just funny. Probably won’t see that again for at least a couple of years.

  15. Melvin

    Votto just plain hammering the ball these days. Awesome.

  16. Melvin

    Good AB by Moose. He doesn’t want to platoon.

  17. Old-school

    Are you talking mahle at GABP or Mahle on the road?

    Mahle at SF is Cy Young.

    • Mark Moore

      Only if he doesn’t nibble and walk ’em

  18. Indy Red Man

    The double plays seem like they’ve been way down this year for such a slow team. I think its because most of the Reds will go the other way and don’t roll over that often.
    I guess we were due. Keller is pretty bad so we should get it going shortly!

  19. Melvin

    Farmer probably should have made that play but we’ll give him a break as he’s been pretty reliable.

    • Mark Moore

      He knows it. Vlad bailed him out. Definitely give him a break on that one.

    • Mark Moore

      Probably saved a run in the process.

  20. Mark Moore

    Well … now we can do our “come from behind” thing. That usually works.

  21. Melvin

    Okay. Time to get our butts in gear team. Can’t let these guys even think they can win. Too much on the line. Let’s go!

  22. Dennis Westrick

    Vlad not fooling anybody early! Time for the offense to help him out with a crooked number!

    • Mark Moore

      He fooled Park on that pick-off, but I hear you.

    • Mark Moore

      BTW, Dennis, how does one journey from Hilltopper to Golden Domer? 🙂

      • Dennis Westrick

        Had a choice of Grad schools for engineering between the Univ. of Texas, Notre Dame and Univ. of Cincinnati. Yes, U of C was closest but did not offer my preferred course of study which was Environmental Engineering with an emphasis on water & wastewater. U of C focused on air pollution in their Masters program.

      • Mark Moore

        My wife is a South Bend native. She bleeds Leprechauns during football season. She corrupted my oldest daughter. I still love them both.

  23. Melvin

    Playing Aki to pull there was stupid. Thank you PIrates.

    • Mark Moore

      Stupid to play him to pull any at bat

  24. Indy Red Man

    Shogo hits a foul ball that might’ve gone 300 feet last night and Sadak still can’t shut up about it?

    • Mark Moore

      In general, I find Sadak can’t shut up about anything. He’s just trying too hard.

      • Melvin

        He just needs to cut down on the dramatics. It wears you down. Baseball is a long season. Tom would drive me crazy too for the same reason but he was mostly negative. At least Sadak is positive for the most part.

      • Mark Moore

        I’ll give you that vs. Thom, Melvin. Sadak isn’t nearly as obnoxious or arrogant. Not by a long shot.

      • Old-school

        Reds broadcast bringing Sam Lecure in regularly to add to the content. He said he wants to talk with Larkin to add perspective on pitching and hitting

  25. Mark Moore

    Has anyone noticed that our pitching staff is not made up of any consistently good bunters?

  26. Indy Red Man

    Wow that was a gift single. Just a groundball to 3B but Hayes was way over towards SS for some reason? Lets get him home!

  27. Mark Moore

    I love this Kid … I really do … I’ll cry if he gets snubbed for RoY.

  28. Indy Red Man

    Wink is on pace for 45 doubles and 32 hrs or so. Not so bad

  29. Mark Moore

    First hit since coming back – love the result.

    Now for some Joey ball!!

  30. Bet on Red

    This is starting to look more familiar

    • Mark Moore

      2nd time through. Keller isn’t fooling anyone right now.

  31. Mark Moore

    Productive even with an out. And now on to Moose!!

  32. Mark Moore

    3 is most definitely a crooked number, gents.

  33. Indy Red Man

    Keller is the classic example of a kid with arm talent, but everything is so vanilla. No deception…no nothing. He should work in a Cueto spin or something. Should’ve had somebody work with him when he was 17, but probably too busy mowing down other high school kids. Mahle for example has a little crossfire to his delivery. You need something to hide the ball or something to throw them off.

  34. Dennis Westrick

    There’s that crooked number we were looking for!

  35. Old-school

    Winker and Castellanos better pick it up. India is at 3 WAR and counting and might be Reds MVP.

  36. Mark Moore

    That hung up long enough Winker could have caught it.

  37. west larry

    The G man doesn’t have his good stuff tonight, but he’ a bull dog. Tyhose ytwo pick offs were critical.

  38. Dennis Westrick

    Vlad at 65 pitches thru 4! Looks like another 6 inning outing at best! All the Reds starting pitchers, except maybe Miley, need to take lessons from Greg Maddux & Tom Glavine who both rarely broke 90 mph but pitched a ton of complete games!

    • Mark Moore

      That’s what I was thinking. 6 seems to be the “hopeful norm” for our guys. 5 happens too often (or so it seems). Improved bullpen or not, that’s a LOT of innings to cover.

    • Indy Red Man

      Thats just baseball today though. Very few guys go more then 6 consistently now

  39. Mark Moore

    Farmer squeaks another one through … as they said earlier, he’s a ballplayer.

  40. Old-school

    Nick Senzel isnt playing in AAA.

  41. Melvin

    Farmer just keeps on hitting. I’m sure AA is saying to himself, ” I’d like to have the PT and ABs that he’s had too. I’d like to show you what I can do in a full season too”.

  42. Dennis Westrick

    Just looked up the pitching stats for the Brewers Woodruff & Burnes. Woodruff at 131 innings pitched prior to tonight’s start. Burnes at 113 innings. My point is that they may hit the wall in September!

    • Mark Moore

      Possibly. Wonder how close we’ll need to get to take advantage of that if it happens.

  43. Mark Moore

    That’s the bunt we’ve wanted to see.

    Now let’s see if our RoY India can do some damage.

  44. Mark Moore

    Why are we even surprised anymore when that happens? 2nd coming of Pete Rose right there.

  45. Melvin

    India not afraid to get hit. Contributing to his already high OBP. A big reason for it. Good leadoff guy.

  46. Mark Moore

    Our young AA level catcher brings home a Sliver Medal.

  47. Bet on Red

    Both Korea and Japan stop their league play and send their all-stars to the Olympics. We send has-beens and possible future stars. Still came in second.

    • Mark Moore

      True. Those leagues really are AAA+ at best with a few shining exceptions (who often end up over here).

      • Indy Red Man

        Most AAA teams would kick the heck out of Korean teams. I bet the KBO all year last year since we had nothing else in the spring and it was on espn. In fact they get 3 foreigners apiece and usually the hitters are guys from AAA and most go crazy over there.

        Addison Russell didn’t do much though.

      • Bet on Red

        I was in Korea for a few years. Right near the Seibu Lions in Deagu. I think when Eric Thames was still playing over there

  48. Mark Moore

    Don’t know about the rest of you, but LeCure in the booth is an easy thing to listen to. Him playing off Larkin is good chemistry. May even seem Sadak quiets down a bit when Sam visits.

    • Bet on Red

      Either they are looking to replace Sadak or Welch is thinking of retiring

    • Melvin

      Three in the booth is more interesting on TV.

      • Mark Moore

        Agreed, Melvin.

        And very few can pull off the solo act ala Vin Scully.

    • MBS

      Sadak quieted? Let’s get LeCure in the booth every night

  49. Slicc50

    Man, I like Vlad more and more every time I see him! He knows how to pitch

    • Indy Red Man

      He’s never going to be a star, but he attacks the zone. I wish Mahle pitched like him.

      • MBS

        I don’t disagree, but he’s got #2 or #3 potential. He’s aggressive, and goes deep into games. That’s half the battle. Mahle likes to nibble too much

  50. Dennis Westrick

    As a comparison, Charlie Morton for the Braves is at 53 pitches thru 5 innings! Must be a Braves thing!

    • Mark Moore

      Morton is an anomaly wrapped in an enigma. He doesn’t waste pitches. And isn’t he like 70 now?

      • Dennis Westrick

        True, but Morton can still dial it up to 96 mph when he needs/wants to!

  51. Bet on Red

    Nick Castillanos homers. Did he change his walk-up music

  52. Indy Red Man

    It would be great if we could pick up 1 more game on SD this weekend?

    Last night was fun to watch. Down 5-0 and Dbacks reliever hit w/bases loaded and drove in 2 then stole 2nd and scored. They won 8-5

  53. Bet on Red

    Both other games to watch are underway. Giants are failing us again. Arizona just started.

    • Bet on Red

      boy that was quick… both currently failing us

  54. Melvin

    Another good AB by Moose. Poor Geno might want to invest in a seat cushion.

    • Indy Red Man

      I guess he’s the backup SS?

      • Mark Moore

        Regardless of the platoon situation he is the backup SS. Nobody else on the roster with anything close to the skills to do it (aside from an extreme emergency).

      • Melvin

        Oooooh Myyyy. Let’s hope Farmer doesn’t go down. At least not when the game is on the line and we have enough time to get Barrero up here the next game.

      • Melvin

        India has more skills as far as that goes but wouldn’t want to move him if I didn’t have to.

  55. Dennis Westrick

    Farmer failed us! It was due to happen! Seriously, he has exceeded ALL expectations both at SS and as a hitter!

    • Mark Moore

      Far exceeded them. True grit (not the Skip kind) and I’m awarding him +50,000.

  56. Old-school

    mark sheldon reports Nick Senzel is not responding as hoped and no longer a SS option and just focused on CF Who is back up SS? Barrero needs to come up very soon

      • DaveCT

        Knee injuries and later movements are not always friends.

    • Mark Moore

      Frankly, not sure who that bodes worse for, Naquin or AA. It will be one of them for certain if Nick comes back to CF. I’m at least glad they tried him at SS again. I’d have to think too much time has past and, from what I understand, he wasn’t stellar there to begin with.

      • Melvin

        Had to be better than Suarez as a backup at least. lol

    • Melvin

      Not surprised. I was thinking when he was injured this last time that I wouldn’t expect him back this year. If he does come back he won’t be 100%. Similar injury to what Votto had years ago from what I understand. Joey had no legs the rest of that year. Too bad too. He was on pace for doubles record before that.

  57. Indy Red Man

    Really good ump tonite. Its rare

    Snakes up 2-1 on SD

  58. Dennis Westrick

    Padre’s Yu Darvish getting hit hard early by the Snakes! I like our SP compared to the Padres down the stretch!

    • Old-school

      Padres bullpen league leaders in appearances. That pitching staff is imploding.

  59. Indy Red Man

    Vlad humping it up to 95-96. He’s really impressive!! You wonder how guys like this don’t just roll thru AAA with a 2.50 era or something

  60. Dennis Westrick

    Vlad at 99 pitches thru 6 innings! Do you dare send him back out for the 7th?

  61. DaveCT

    Vladimir Gutierrez is really, really impressive.

    His stuff plays, he competes, he executes his pitches, and he has a very good head on his shoulders.

    Great job tonight.

  62. Mark Moore

    My wife just said Moran looks like a pirate with that beard. I’d have to agree.

  63. Indy Red Man

    Baseball player Nick Senzel has retired and will become an actor. He’s starring in the remake of “Boy In The Bubble”

    • Mark Moore

      That’s cruel … but sadly funny.

      • Old-school

        Senzel will be back

        Anyone missing geno Suarez? Moose making his career irrelevant. Moose is burying Geno Suarez.

        Winker cant hit lefties either

  64. Bet on Red

    That bat got destroyed and it still went to the wall

  65. dhmorgan

    AA hits a ball 300 feet with a shattered bat.
    That’s some power.

  66. Melvin

    Considering the crazy playing time AA gets and the way he is used he doesn’t do too bad. He’s a contributor in a lot of ways.

  67. Indy Red Man

    AA is our highest rated defensive OFer. Higher then Shogo. I’d love to see him get some run, but he does K nonstop.

  68. Votto4life

    Kyle Farmer has had an amazing season. Farmer will continue to have value to the Reds in the event Jose Barrero gets hurt or if Barrero gets off to a slow start next season.

    I do wonder though if it might be wise to consider trading Kyle Farmer in the off season. Kyle is likely to be at his peak value after the season he has had here in 2021.

    There are going to be some pretty good free agent SS on the market this winter, but obvious there will be some teams who lose out on the FAs.

    I am not necessarily advocating trading Kyle Farmer, I just think if you are ever going to trade him, this off season will be the time to do it.

  69. Mark Moore

    Not a bad pitch, but Jesse hit it like he knew where it would be.

  70. Bet on Red

    Cleared the Reds over 5.5 Now either the score can stay here or they need to clear the over.

  71. kevinz

    AA good vs LHP.
    Should be used that way.
    Some add on Runs.
    Always best with this BP

    • Indy Red Man

      I think he would’ve taken Keller deep. Guys like AA or Adam Duvall can hit righties too as long as they don’t have a good slider

  72. dhmorgan

    I took a bathroom break at the beginning of the inning.
    When I came back I was looking at a commercial.
    I don’t know what happened, but it was fast.

  73. Dennis Westrick

    Cessa is slipping! He didn’t strike out the side!

  74. Indy Red Man

    So if we play LA in the wildcard game do we get Scherzer, Buehler, or Kershaw?
    I think I’d definitely rather try to beat them once then in a series.

    • Bet on Red

      We have beaten Scherzer already this year. Kershaw has a choking problem in playoffs. They will obviously reactivate Bauer for poetic irony

      • Indy Red Man

        I forgot about that. Geno? He can homer off Scherzer and Hader, but he can’t hit .180

    • Melvin

      i’d take my chances in a NLCS. I’m sure you would too.

    • Old-school

      Kershaw is out till september

      Urias and Buehler ridiculous

  75. Dennis Westrick

    Brach with a 2 out bases empty walk! Situation normal!

    • JB

      That will probably be the last time we see him with Sims coming back tomorrow.

    • Old-school

      Brach is pitching his last game

      Reds way

      Dfa the guy who pitched

      Sims activated tomorrow

  76. Melvin

    Crap!!! Well Brach is showing us who to cut when Sims and TJA come back.

  77. Dennis Westrick

    And, that is followed by a 2-run HR! Pathetic!

  78. Bet on Red

    If you ever wondered what a DFA would look like if it was a pitch. You just saw it. I would bet he is DFAed for Sims

  79. RedAlert

    Brach just probably punched his ticket out of Cincinnati – he’s been brutal lately .

  80. Indy Red Man

    Easy choice now. See ya Mr Brach. Career probably over

  81. Reddawg2012

    Hopefully that was the last we’ve seen of Brach. My goodness. Walking guys with a 6-1 lead.

  82. Arthur

    When Sims and Antone come back, and two relievers are dropped from the roster, it wouldn’t make me sad if the team releases Brach, Hembree, or Garrett. None of them belong on the roster of a team that plays baseball in October.

    • Bet on Red

      Garrett has some upside so I would like to keep him for the offseason. Hembree is our (Out of hand game) pitcher

    • JB

      They will get picked up by other teams. If Sal Romano and Bedrosian can get picked up , then those 3 will.

    • Indy Red Man

      AG isn’t going anywhere because Doolittle is 35 I think. HH or Hoffman might be the next decision. Could be Doolittle, but I doubt it

  83. Indy Red Man

    Well Givens is my new fav Reds pitcher so he might get another quick save!

  84. Melvin

    Why am I not feeling comfortable about AG here. Four outs to go with a three run lead. Got to win this game.

    • Bet on Red

      he is only there for the lefty, it will be Givens or Mike for the ninth

  85. Bet on Red

    That is why Bell has been playing questionable pitchers in games where we have giant leads late. Its a 4 way game of chicken and Brach blinked first

  86. Jeff Morris

    Bell….can you hear me? STOP PUTTING IN BRACH!

    • Arthur

      Brach’s ERA now at 5.59.

      Garrett checks in with a crisp 6.48.


    • Reddawg2012

      Disagree. I think a 6-1 lead against the lowly Pirates is the perfect time to pitch a guy like Brach. Lorenzen and Givens can’t cover every bullpen inning. With that said, it’s time for Brach to go now that Sims and Antone are getting closer to returning.

  87. Bet on Red

    Antone picked the day to go down, there is a no hitter in progress

  88. Jeff Morris

    Anybody know when L Sims is back with the Reds? I know he is rehapping, but he should be close to being brought up any day now.

  89. Mark Moore

    Agreeing with all that Brach just punched his ticket to DFA Land when Sims comes back (tomorrow?)

    Booth says Mikey Biceps warming. Save oppo for him tonight unless we crack this egg wide open. And Shogo starts it.

  90. Indy Red Man

    Do you know how hard it is to keep a 3.32 career era over 380 innings when you pitched in Camden, the rest of the AL east, and Coors?

    I think Givens is much better then most people realize. I just don’t know if he’s a 70 inning 35 save type

    • Mark Moore

      Pretty solid numbers for Camden. Beautiful park. I had the privilege of attending one game there (part of a big event). We skipped our nose bleed seats and hung out by the bullpen.

  91. Bet on Red

    Shogo on base third time tonight

    • Mark Moore

      This is the Shogo we all hoped we’d see.

    • Indy Red Man

      He’s been getting on. I missed all of Sept last year so I’ve never seen him do anything

      • TR

        Shogo, along with Votto, are more aggressive at the plate and that has added a lot to the Red’s offense.

  92. Dennis Westrick

    Do I need to send Bell my latest electrocardiogram? No more Brach please unless it’s on a candy wrapper!

    • Bet on Red

      Dennis, I strongly believe after tomorrow Bell won’t have the opportunity

    • Mark Moore

      Even then, that’s pretty cheap candy (not cost, quality cheap).

  93. Bet on Red

    And Shogo scores.,… I know he does not bang but he gets on base for others to do so. One more for the over

  94. Mark Moore

    Have I mentioned I have a complete man-crush on The Kid?

  95. Indy Red Man

    9 wins out of 11. Should be 11 game winning streak except for two 9th inning chokes

  96. Arthur

    I know many have said this before, but …. How is that young man not hands down winner of the ROY??

    Another reason to cheer for the Reds to make the playoffs – it will increase his chances to win the award. I know the team’s performance isn’t supposed to matter, but ….. it matters.

  97. RedsMonk65

    Did I just hear a door slam shut?

  98. Melvin

    Doolitttle time? Again? Or HH again? 🙂

    • Mark Moore

      Either one with a clean inning and a 3-4 batter limit is fine. Or let Mikey do it since he’s warm now.

  99. Reddawg2012

    This Reds lineup with Moose and Casty back against the Pirates is really not fair. And I love it.

  100. Bet on Red

    Winker HR just made me 40 dollars.

  101. Bet on Red

    Oh, and the Reds season run differential went positive over this series.

    • Mark Moore

      21 runs in 2 games will do that

    • Mark Moore

      +1,000 because I’ve missed that

    • Bet on Red

      well evidently Joey does not want me to do it every day. lol

  102. Mark Moore

    It’s our own little HR Derby tonight.

  103. RedsMonk65

    Now Votto’s just showing off….

  104. Dennis Westrick

    I have disconnected the electrodes and shut off the defibrillator!

    • Mark Moore

      +500 and I’m glad to hear that. I’ll hold off on the backup order of nitro pills.

  105. Dennis Westrick

    Can Brach come back in? Asking for a friend who likes close games!

  106. Mark Moore

    Good to see TySteve get into the game. Too bad he won’t hit (or better not else Dennis will be in the cardiac care unit).

  107. MBS

    This is my first time watching Wilson pitch, he seems to have a very straight fastball. Seems to be working for him here so far.

    • Mark Moore

      That was his first hit allowed as a Red

      • Dennis Westrick

        Make that 2 hits! Glad we scored those 5 runs in the bottom of the 8th!

    • Bet on Red

      still up in the air about him. His contract situation really seems to indicate he will be around for a bit. Not bad. Certainly not our worst lefty

    • MBS

      watching it live I thought India hesitated to throw, but after watching the replay, I don’t think he could have done it any quicker

  108. Mark Moore

    Nice catch to cap a nice game, Shogo. Stuck with it and ended the threat.

    21-3 over 2 games feels good, even if it is against the Pie-Rats.

    Night all. Catch you tomorrow afternoon.

    • Dennis Westrick

      Giants just tied the score in the top of the 9th! And, Hader is not available for the Bernies!

  109. Mark Moore

    You good now, Dennis? Just checking … 🙂

    • Dennis Westrick

      All is well Mark! We’ll do it all again tomorrow!