After getting blown out on Friday night the Cincinnati Reds will look to turn things around tonight against the Detroit Tigers. First pitch is set for 7:10pm.

Starting Lineups

Detroit Tigers

Cincinnati Reds

Robbie Grossman – RF Jonathan India – 2B
Jonathan Schoop – 2B Tyler Stephenson – C
Miguel Cabrera – 1B Nick Castellanos – RF
Jeimer Candelario – 3B Joey Votto – 1B
Eric Haase – LF Eugenio Suárez – 3B
Harold Castro – SS Kyle Farmer – SS
Dustin Garneau – C Aristides Aquino – LF
Derek Hill – CF Delino DeShields – CF
Matthew Boyd – SP Tyler Mahle – SP

Starting Pitchers

Tyler Mahle

With Tyler Mahle you know the story by now – he’s a much worse pitcher at home than he is on the road. His ERA in Cincinnati this season is 6.00. On the road it’s just 1.90. Batters are hitting .275/.341/.538 against him in Great American Ball Park this season and he’s given up 17 homers in just 12 games there.

His lefty/righty splits are just as drastic. Right-handed hitters are hitting .270/.340/.505 against him with 16 home runs while lefties are hitting just .183/.261/.286 against him with five home runs in just 34 fewer plate appearances.

Pitch usage from 2021

4-Seam Slider Splitter
Velo 94.1 86.9 86.4
Usage 52% 33% 15%

Matthew Boyd

On the season Matthew Boyd has a 3.50 ERA in 14 starts for the Tigers. But the 30-year-old has made just one start in the second half of the season. He was on the injured list from the middle of June through August 29th when he returned to allowed two runs in 4.0 innings against Toronto.

When it comes to home and road splits, he’s the opposite of Tyler Mahle. On the road his ERA is nearly twice as high as it is at home – 5.00 vs 2.64. Batters are hitting .290/.354/.458 on the road against him, with a .625 OPS at home. As a lefty there aren’t many lefties who get into the lineup against him, but the ones that do have a .701 OPS against him (77 plate appearances). Righties have a .692 OPS against him.

Pitch usage from 2021

4-Seam 2-Seam Change Slider Curve
Velo 92.0 90.9 79.9 80.3 73.5
Usage 42% 6% 23% 22% 7%

When and Where

  • Game time: 7:00pm ET
  • Where: Great American Ball Park
  • Watch: Bally Sports Ohio,
  • Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
  • Forecast: 72°, sunny, 60% chance of rain

News and Notes

Nick Senzel may not return this season

NL Central Standings

Playoff odds via Fangraphs

Team W L GB Playoff %
Brewers 82 54 0 100.0%
Reds 72 64 10.0 52.0%
Cardinals 69 64 11.5 9.6%
Cubs 61 75 21.0 0.0%
Pirates 48 87 33.5 0.0%

198 Responses

  1. Randy Peterson

    Schrock can hit better than Aquino & Deshields with his eyes closed…even if a lefty’s pitching. But, still on the pine.

    • Tomn


      Send Aquino to AAA where he belongs. I saw Shrock in exhibition in Goodyear. He looked like a solid hitter then. No reason he shouldn’t be starting instead of AA.

  2. Redsvol

    why in the world is Cabrera not playing. Joey has looked terrible lately. And Lopez – give him the shot in left field as Aquino looks lost the last month.

    • Tomn

      Why is Cabrera on the team? He looks old, slow and out of shape.

      • Redsvol

        and so do I, but fact is his 2021 results against left handers are better than most of the team.

      • Frankie Tomatoes

        Looks do not matter. He can hit lefties. That is why he is on the team.

      • RedsMonk65

        Then, when lefties are on the mound (such as tonight and in several recent games), why is he not used?

  3. BatsLeftThrowsRight

    I hope Bell’s stubbornness and his allegiance to the lefty righty line-up BS (minus Votto of course), gets him fired.

    To continue to give Abs to the worst hitter (Aquino) in baseball at this point is idiotic and ridiculous. To play Votto into oblivion without ever sitting him against one lefty is beyond insane.

    Bell is being very spiteful with these moves, the team is no longer worth my time when they have a manager who thinks his way is the only way. I hope Bell and his analytics crowd enjoy what they did in destroying this team down the stretch.

    Bell does not understand two facts:

    Aquino can’t hit major league pitching and Joey Votto can’t hit good major league fastballs anymore.

    • Frankie Tomatoes

      Looking at Fangraphs Joey Votto is crushing fastballs this year. He is literally 2nd in all of MLB in value against fastballs, trailing Vlad Jr by 0.01, and leading Soto by 0.25 in the 3rd spot.

    • Chris

      You pretty much lost everyone when you said he can’t hit a fastball anymore. LOL

      • BatsLeftThrowsRight

        I said good fastballs, meaning well placed 96+. The one right down the middle with the game on the line last night in the fifth inning when only a ground ball or sac fly was needed. Votto whiffed and didn’t he even smell the pitch.

        He looked pathetic on one slightly elevated right down broadway, but those are just my eyes speaking.

        Anybody in the majors can hit a fastball, but when you start placing that fastball in the right place and just a little up tick in velocity it is hard to hit.

      • Frankie Tomatoes

        Who are these players who hit the well placed 96+ MPH fastballs and why do they also do worse on slower fastballs that aren’t well placed when compared to Joey Votto given that unless you are speaking specifically of Vlad Jr, all perform worse against all levels of fastballs than Votto and thus would also have to somehow be much worse against what you were be calling not good fastballs? What you are saying simply does not make sense.

  4. Mark A Verticchio

    I have to wonder if, and I hope they don’t, will Bell be in trouble if the team has a total collapse. He is the type of guy who believes his way is the only way and starting Votto and Aquino tonight are 2 good examples. He is running Joey into the ground and I have no clue why Aquino is playing. He shouldn’t even be on the team, let alone staring in must win games.

    • Slicc50

      Agreed, Aquino has been given his chance and he has not been successful at all. Time to move on to the next guy

  5. Jim Walker

    Sad news about Senzel but hardly surprising. I don’t know the P’s and Q’s enough to begin to speak about blame here in a specific sense. However, I see no way there is not significant systemic failure (and perhaps multiple failures) along the line.

    A guy was activated after a 2+ month injury, surgical intervention, recovery/ rehabilitation period when he was not fit to be activated and now another month to 5 weeks later, due to the original injury, as far as we know, he is probably out for another month or more longer.

    Here is wishing Nick Senzel a full and complete recovery and a productive MLB career, if physically feasible, whether with the Reds or elsewhere.

  6. Klugo

    Uh-oh. Looks like we’re facing another LHP?

  7. DataDumpster

    I agree with all the comments thus far, Bell’s lineups make no sense at all. Some have suggested that Bell is hamstrung by ownership for salary reasons and so forth, but that does not explain any of these decisions.

  8. BatsLeftThrowsRight

    They need to cut Aquino and Hunter Greene needs to be up here taking the last five starts of Gutierrez. This should have started back in the Miami series.

    But the only thing Krall, Castellini and the brain children are thinking about right now is how many pennies they can save by delaying Greene’s ascension to the major leagues at this point.

    • Mark Moore

      Greene is pretty much out of innings at this point. I’m thinking we’ll see him next year. Lodolo as well. 2020 didn’t help either of them in the development department.

  9. Frankie Tomatoes

    The radar does not look good for tonight but I guess we will all find out. If they play then hopefully tonight is the night that the bats bust out against the lefty pitcher!

    • Mark Moore

      Yeah … but the stands have people and it looks like they will start. Could be one of those light, nagging rains … kind of like a Scottish mist … all night.

  10. BZ

    I just get frustrated with the whole Deshields thing. The whole reason Barrero and Lopez were deemed bench players was that “This team has played well and the players on this team have played well to be in the position we’re in,” Bell said. “No one has looked to disrupt anything…” but then a career minor leaguer gets traded to the Reds and the tone changes to “He’s going to have a possibility to play and contribute” and starts game after game.

    • Mark Moore

      The only explanation I can think of is that he’s as close to a true CF guy as we have.

  11. Bet on Red

    Lets hope the Tigers got it all out last night. Reds need to respond in kind. Get boyd out early and start mixing the player in from the bench

  12. Mark Moore

    Well … that’s not the start we wanted. Glad it went out for a GR2B

  13. J

    Regarding Bell’s lineups: I have a hard time believing anyone else is responsible for all the wacky lineups. First of all, I find it hard to believe anyone in the front office is actively trying to make the team worse, so I find it hard to believe Bell is presenting them with a strong statistical argument for playing certain guys and lineups that maximize the players’ strengths, and the front office is saying “we don’t care about all that; we just want to see X in the lineup hitting 6th.” I might be more willing to believe it if Bell had ever given any indication that HE pays close attention to stats when he’s making in-game decisions about pinch hitting, relief pitchers, double-switches, etc. He relies a lot on lefty/righty matchups, “gut feelings,” or whatever. Very rarely do we get through an entire game when I think all of his decisions made sense from a logic/statistics perspective, and rarely do hear him mention stats as an explanation for specific strategic decision. So, I have no trouble whatsoever believing that he, and he alone, is responsible for every lineup that seems to make little statistical sense.

  14. Bet on Red

    Mahle needs to be traded in the offseason for someone that actually has secondary pitches. He is a number 4 at best and waste pitches

    • J

      A team whose #4 pitcher has an ERA well under 4 when he pitches half his games in a hitter-friend park like GAB must have quite an amazing pitching staff. Mahle frustrates me to no end, but he’s a #1 or 2 starter if he just stops being so timid about throwing strikes when he’s ahead in the count.

      • Mark Moore

        Agreed, J. If he stops the constant nibbling, he’s a much better pitcher, even at GABP.

  15. Mark Moore

    Mahle nibbled his way into a big pickle and then got a weak hitter by actually throwing strikes (or near-strikes). Go figure that would work …

    Hoping he can settle down like the last outing he pitched.

  16. Mark Moore

    RoY walk … Rookie2 seeing eye base hit. Let’s see if Nick came to show up the Tiggers tonight.

  17. Kevin H

    Must admit, I am sadden by the whole Senzel story. Seems like it would be easy with a knee injury to know when one is healed and can play. Not a doctor, nor do I know all the ends and outs. Just seems odd to me hearing reds gm a month or so ago. Now learning nothing good has happens. Happened

    • Mark Moore

      True. Knees are very tricky, but you do have to wonder. I’m sure he’ll go at it hard this offseason.

      • VaRedsFan

        The thing is, how did he actually injure it? Was there a specific play where we could see what happened. I remember he was playing 3rd one night, and he looked gimpy after a slow hit ball….but it was nothing obvious IMO. Anybody know this answer?

      • Mark Moore

        No idea, VaReds Fan. All we know was he needed a surgical procedure. I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if they had to “go clean something up” in the very near future.

    • Jim Walker

      I agree. I too would not be surprised to read or hear that Senzel’s knee had received further surgery.

  18. Mark Moore

    The only thing about having the WLW feed on top of the video is what I see is slightly behind what I hear. But I’m pretty sure y’all know where I stand on Sadak and his ability to call a game (as opposed to rattle endlessly), so I’m glad I have the option.

    • Mark Moore

      That “excuse me” checked swing can happen to anyone. Too bad Nick and Geno bookended him with K’s.

  19. Mark Moore

    He did look a little more selective. And at least one of those strikes was a nasty one (and in the zone). Chalk up 2 more LOB’s for Geno, though.

  20. Arthur

    2 on, no outs, the heart of the order coming up.

    Weak ground ball

    Siri, why are the Reds struggling?

    • Mark Moore

      Siri says “It’s mind-boggling. They should be better than this. Frankly, I don’t have a clue.”

      • Kevin H

        The thing about Bell I don’t get. Suarez hasn’t done anything constantly. Yes he has power numbers, however that’s it. Moose in my opinion should play ever day, or shrock if he can play 3rd.

      • Arthur

        Maybe this isn’t how baseball is played anymore. But, if I had a team that was struggling as badly as the Reds have been to score runs, and I got the first two on, I think I would tell Mr MVP Candidate to “put the ball in play on the right side of the diamond and get the runners into scoring position. Heck – you might even get a hit and knock in a run, seeing as how the right side is pretty much open.”

        But I’m not sure baseball is played that way any longer.

    • Roger Garrett

      Because if they don’t get it done it won’t get done and they know it.Lots of pressure on these first 4 hitters and its really 3 cause Joey is gassed.Been that way even when Wink is playing and has been all year.One of those or 2 of those have carried this team at time.Naquin also had his moments,Suarez Nope,Farmer one good month,AA Nope,De Shields why is he here Nope.

  21. Mark Moore

    Mark Shelton in the radio booth. Talking about the attempts to get TySteve more playing time and what 2022 might look like. Very interesting.

    • Jim Walker

      Getting TS more playing time shouldn’t be a difficult puzzle. Just write his name in as catcher 5 days a week. All aspects considered, the team is better off in most situations with him back there. That is not a knock on the other guy. It is just how things stack up for the team as a whole.

  22. Kevin H

    1 last comment. Why o why isn’t Naquin in the game. Aquino should not be playing.

    • Mark Moore

      Righty/Lefty line-up from Tinker … it’s ridiculous, but I’ve given up hoping it will change.

  23. VaRedsFan

    Concerning Mahle “nibbling”
    If he was actually nibbling when ahead 0-2 that would be fine.
    But he’s not. The balls he throws are “non-competitive balls” meaning they are nowhere close…resulting in an easy take. Those are the frustrating ones.

    • Mark Moore

      Exactly. That would be effective pitching. But you can’t start out nibbling and have it work consistently.

    • Arthur

      EXACTLY!! All they accomplish is to run up his pitch count.

      Just once I want to see him put one about 97 right down Broadway on an 0-2 count. If he can read a scouting report, there is no way the batter would swing.

  24. VaRedsFan

    Farmer paternity leave incoming.
    Can’t wait to see who mans SS.

    • Jim Walker

      That’s probably a loophole to get Barrero up in less than 10 days; and, if it lasts 3 days. Barrero’s 10 days would be clear but someone else would have to go off keep them at only 28 active.

  25. Mark Moore

    At least 4″ outside for a strike.

    Farmer will be getting a couple days off shortly with the pending arrival of his first child. So we’ll see Barrero at SS on a regular basis during that time? At least it gets Farmer some rest.

    • RedsMonk65

      Hey, what about Freeman?!

      (again, just kidding)

      • VaRedsFan

        that one was funny…sad but true earlier this year.

    • Arthur

      He’s getting his first little one??

      Dude – he ain’t getting any rest.

      • Mark Moore

        I meant non-baseball activities and no pounding his body. I do recall the sleepless nights from 2 decades ago.

  26. Mark A Verticchio

    This teams hitting has gone away at the worst possible time. Number one candidate = Votto.

    • Kevin H

      Sounds like you’re a Votto hater more than anything. Alot of players aren’t hitting right now. Plus Votto carried the team for a few days.

      • Mark A Verticchio

        No i really like him , but he is ice cold right now.

  27. Mark Moore

    Mahle at least running up Boyd’s pitch count. That’s a positive thing.

  28. Bet on Red

    Reds got Boyds PC to 47 through 2 and turned the lineup over.

    • Mark Moore


      Definitely a positive from that inning. That and AA taking a BB.

  29. Roger Garrett

    Reds have no chance with a lineup that falls so hard after the number 4 guy.Just no chance at all.Shrock,Naquin and Barrero need to be on the field.Righty lefty underhanded or on a tee this won’t work.Heck Lopez is a better hitter then 5 -8.My Good ness you just can’t win like this.

  30. VaRedsFan

    I think we’ve established that Schoop can hit a fastball. Lets try a different pitch.

  31. Mark Moore

    Mahle doesn’t get a call, so then he goes with something REALLY low and away. Just not a good approach unless your goal is to issue a lot of BB’s and run up your pitch count.

  32. Mark Moore

    Need one of those magic GIDP’s right here, right now

  33. Kevin H

    Like every one else. Just frustrated with this team. Your best 8 isn’t playing and that is the frustrating part

    • Mark Moore

      I’m no longer sure who our “best 8” actually are. I know for certain about several positions, but it gets pretty cloudy rather quickly.

      • Kevin H

        I like Naquin and Barnhart in. Yes, I know Stephenson as well. 3rd, well I say Shrock. I think he can play 3rd. To me he has played his way into the lineup.

      • Mark Moore

        Naquin is an obvious choice to me. Schrock can definitely handle 3rd. In our universe, if you play Barnhart, you sit TySeve. Joey isn’t getting benched on a regular basis.

  34. Bet on Red

    Like I said. No better than a #4 pitcher…. trade him

    • Mark Moore

      He needs to go pitch for a team with a really big ballpark. Or he just needs to pitch for us on the road.

  35. Mark Moore

    K.R.A.P … another cement mixer and now we’re in a real pickle (again).

    There may be other video options for this household if we can’t get something back in the bottom of the 3rd.

  36. RedAlert

    Never fails with Mahle – great arm pure headcase

  37. Roger Garrett

    For some reason we don’t pitch to Miggy.I guess its easier for him to just jog around instead.You knew it would happen cause Mahle has given up 27 or 28 homers at home.This game is over.

    • Roger Garrett

      My mistake on the homers for Mahle at home.Its only 17 per Doug.

  38. Roger Garrett

    Ahead 1-2 and 96 right in the heart of the plate and we are down 3-0 and well you know.

  39. Mark Moore

    Giving RoY a pass this inning for hitting it hard but without quite enough lift … this is a much better start. Time for Employee #19 to clock in and wake up Jobu!

  40. Bet on Red

    Votto comes through. Bat dies a hero

    • Mark Moore

      Bat committed timber-cide.

      And Geno puts one deep enough to get the RBI.

  41. Bet on Red

    COmmon Suarez a sac fly or better please

    • Bet on Red

      good enough… giving him credit there

    • Mark Moore

      Yep – did what needed to be done.

  42. Slicc50

    There ya go Geno. Just as good as a solo hr right there! Lol

  43. Mark Moore

    Nice hustle by Farmer. One more AB, another chance to do something – including run up Boyd’s pitch count.

  44. Slicc50

    Knew that one was gone as soon s it left the bat!

  45. Bet on Red

    And the punisher delivers….. answer mode activated. “we figured you out” mode activated

    • Mark Moore

      Let’s hope that’s the case and young DeShields has been paying attention.

  46. Mark Moore

    A word of thanks to Geno for the Sac Fly and NOT a GIDP which would have killed everything.

    I guess I keep watching.

    • Indy Red Man

      One positive about Geno….uppercutting everything doesn’t lead to double plays atleast

  47. dhmorgan

    The game is televised where I am, so I’m having to follow on this thread.
    I gather that The Punisher just punished another team rather than the Reds.

    • Bet on Red

      that would be true. A no doubter

    • Mark Moore

      Laser beam shot. Welsh said the only “doubt” about it was whether or not it hurt somebody on impact.

  48. Arthur

    Now we’re up 2, and things are looking a whole lot better.

    We still trading Mahle??? You know, the guy who has 180 strikeouts and could easily have 12 – 14 wins if his bullpen wasn’t a dumpster fire??

    • Bet on Red

      yep, still garbage numbers at GABP and we have (at least) two ready to go replacements at AAA

      • Indy Red Man

        Hunter gave up 4 hrs in a earlier game in Lville. Idk about that? Mahle just needs to get right in the head. Doesn’t come inside enough

      • Bet on Red

        I am not saying now. I am saying over the offseason.

      • Indy Red Man

        I understand that, but there is no indication that either is ready to put start every 5 days and put up a sub 4 era like Mahle. He frustrates me too, but thats the reality. He’s more talented then Vlad too.

    • Kevin H

      Mahle could easily have 13 wins. He is a solid pitcher. I agree he nibbles, but solid. Let’s not forget Greene seems to give up the long ball and Lolodo is hurt again.

    • Jim Walker

      @IRM>> Greene is as ready as he can be without facing real MLB hitters. He had a big bounce back game this week. He made the adjustments. That is what his whole 55 or so innings at Louisville have been about.

  49. Dennis Westrick

    I see Maalox Mahle is up to his old tricks! 3 walks and 61 pitches thru 3 innings! Nibbling only works for fish and bait on a hook!

    • Mark Moore

      Nibbled there to their pitcher Boyd and gave him only his 3rd career hit.

  50. Bet on Red

    nothing more embarrassing then giving up a hit to a Lifetime AL pitcher

  51. Tomn

    I apologize for everything I’ve said about Aquino for the last month.

    • Slicc50

      Don’t let him off the hook yet! He has a lot of making up to do!

      • Mark Moore

        A LOT of making up. Today’s BB and HR help, but we’ll need to see similar AB’s coming up.

  52. Mark Moore

    Schoop continues to pound our pitching

  53. Mark Moore

    So we’re getting only 5 out of Mahle tonight … and we’ll only get that if he can work out of this pickle and sit the Tiggers down.

  54. RedAlert

    Yank Mahle now ! – enough with the walks !!!!

    • Mark Moore

      Aquino saved a run out of sheer fear for his arm strength.

      • RedAlert

        On Bell – should have already pulled him – stupid

  55. Mark Moore

    That exact pitch has been a strike all freaking night!!!

    • Mark Moore

      Then again, he was nibbling AGAIN!!!

      • Indy Red Man

        He threw 3-4 fastballs right down the middle to the guy, but he fouled them off. Its not so much nibbling, but he can really only rely on his heater vs righties. He’s got to fix that or his career won’t pan out

      • Slicc50

        Indy, I think you are right. He needs to develop another pitch. If you look at his numbers, they look really good. If he can just take that next step and find a pitch to get righties out with, he is going to be really good! They know, he is going to give them fastballs right now

    • Bet on Red

      it has but that is the problem with a broken outside zone. The ball was off the plate.

      • Mark Moore

        I also noticed it was a strike to RH hitters and the same 4″ off the plate thigh-high was NOT for LH hitters. My complaint is the inconsistency (again).

  56. Bet on Red

    Oh Thats right. Guy who can barely pitch 5 innings, who is walking in players and pitches like that potentially up to half the game is someone that we really want to hold onto long term. Get the last out or get out

    • Indy Red Man

      Funny how his era is lower then Castillo’s and we lost 10 of Luis’s first 11 starts when he had a 7.25 era, but Mahle gets all the blame.

  57. RedAlert

    Do not want to see Mahle any more this game !!!!

    Guy can hardly ever give you more than 5 – he throws instead of pitches . I like the guy but he has a 10 cent head on the mound

  58. Dennis Westrick

    One word for Mahle’s performance tonight! Ridiculous! 5 walks in 5 innings!

    • Mark Moore

      On what, 105 pitches? He has to work on that this off season.

  59. Indy Red Man

    Mahle is 7-2 with a 1.90 on the road. Just skip his home starts and go with a bullpen day. Tampa has been doing it for years now. Its not like teaching a 90 yr old about a smart phone.

    • Mark Moore


      Or use an opener for him at home so he can start with the lower part of the oppo batting order.

    • BUCK

      you’d think the analytical manager would be in agreement? GO REDS!!

  60. Mark A Verticchio

    The boys commented it was his best home start this year. What does that tell you?

    • Indy Red Man

      That made no sense. Sadak I think. He makes Thom look like Casey Stengel. He makes Robin Williams seem calm

      • Mark Moore

        I’ve spared myself Sadak tonight. Listening to the WLW overlay.

  61. Bet on Red

    Suarez with a walk… officially chalking this into the productive day catigory

  62. Mark Moore

    Thrall and Welsh are chatting about college rivalry games with some token attached to them. UC Bearcats keep the Keg of Nails over Miami. Thrall said his small school and another in conference played for an old hickory stick … not carved, just a stick.

    • Mark Moore

      Welsh corrected himself. UC vs. Miami OH is the Victory Bell.

  63. Indy Red Man

    Kyle “I will not accept a walk” Farmer. Like the guy, but starting shortstops don’t suddenly develop at 31. He’s a decent utility guy that had 1 career month. As in….will NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN EVER

    • Mark Moore

      I won’t say “never” but the likelihood of another strong run this year is pretty low. He’s having a career season for himself, but he’s not our future outside of a solid utility guy with some pop in the bat.

    • wkuchad

      Farmer is an important piece of next year’s team as a super-sub.

      Great insurance if we have an ill-timed injury.

  64. Arthur

    Tyler Mahle is first, or second, on this pitching staff in every positive metric. I think you have to give the nod to Miley as the staff ace, but if this lead holds up, Miley and Mahle will have identical records. And Mahle is actually better in things like strikeouts, WHIP, and K/BB ratio. Oh yea – he’s second on the team in innings pitched.

    This talk about “he’s no good – trade him” is just nonsense. There are 29 other teams who would love to have Tyler Mahle.

    If the Reds have a clue, they will extend him for 2-3 more years. Kid is only 1 year older than Vlad.

    I really like Greene and Lodolo, and I hope they are both here and pitching well very soon. But if you need to make a spot for them in the rotation, look elsewhere. Mahle should be in Cincinnati for a good long while.

    But I do agree – he has something about pitching in GABP. He fixes that issue, and he will be a Cy Young candidate.

  65. Bet on Red

    I am completely ok with Rain ending this after 6

  66. Indy Red Man

    Sammy LeCure compared Shrock to Daniel Murphy. I wouldn’t go that far. I’d go with Tommy LaStella. He can hit!!

  67. Mark Moore

    Over a week since Mikey Biceps pitched? I don’t like the sounds of that.

    • Mark Moore

      But that got Miggy, so that’s good.

    • Mark Moore

      Looks like he wants that to happen as well. Let’s see if Tinker gets the message.

  68. Mark Moore

    Don’t knock Tyler’s teeth out! He’s getting married in 3 months.

    Mikey set him up just fine to whiff that pitch.

  69. Daytonnati

    9 pitches, he should be good for another.

  70. Roger Garrett

    Let me say this and I will shut it down for tonight.Shrock needs to play every day,either in left or at third period.Dude can hit.Its also hard to cover 4 innings,one reliever at a time and hold a 1 run lead.Go Reds

  71. Mark Moore

    Jimenez can’t find the plate. Are you paying attention, Mr. Farmer?

    • Mark Moore

      Just a couple degrees less and it would have been out of here.

      C’mon, Tyler! Find some green.

  72. Arthur

    If you are interested, Barrero has a HR, a stolen base, and was in the middle of a double play tonight in Louisville. Now hitting .306 on the season.

    He may be/should be playing SS tomorrow.

    Maybe he can sneak Moreta here in his carry on bag.

    • Mark Moore

      If he isn’t up tomorrow, it will definitely be in the next couple of days. L’ville is off on Monday.

    • RedAlert

      Agree , he should be SS period . Move Farmer to 3rd . The dude can play ….IF he gets an opportunity .

      He has absolutely NOTHING left to prove at AAA

  73. Mark Moore

    Pinch hit triple!!! Couldn’t have played that out any better.

  74. Bet on Red

    I remember the Browning game…. One of the Games of the WOrld series in 1990, brownings wife goes into labor and he ditches the game. It went to extras and they were thinking of Pitching Browning. They put out an APD for the Cinci PD. Naquin comes through as does Suarez with his SECOND walk.

    • Mark Moore

      Naquin pretty much murdered that in the exact right spot for a triple.

  75. RedsMonk65

    Nice and timely hit by Naquin. A little breathing room. BP needs to lock it down.

  76. RedAlert

    Nice job Naquin !! I will repeat … this guy should NEVER be on the bench behind Aquino or Deshields , NEVER ! don’t care who’s on the mound either . Kid has a nice stick and has shown it time and time again .

  77. Bet on Red

    Lorenzen with the “look what we have here” catch

  78. Bet on Red

    Miami beats the Phillies again. they are starting to fade

  79. Mark Moore

    I’m thinking Delino should have called for it and made an attempt.

  80. Tomn

    WHy isn’t Akyama in defensively now? Of all times, NOT to use Akyama. You’ve got a lead late in the 8th and he’s on the bench?

    • Mark Moore

      I was thinking maybe he would PH for DeShields the last go round.

      • Tomn

        Let someone else PH for DeShields THEN bring in Akyama. But he’d have made that catch in LC

  81. Daytonnati

    21 pitches … can we have another??

    • Mark Moore

      Let’s not get greedy, OK? But that was a very nice 2 innings indeed.

  82. Mark Moore

    Miggy fired that over really fast … may get overturned.

    • Mark Moore

      Full credit to Miggy for that laser

  83. Mark Moore

    And one of our patented GIDP’s to end the game. On to Sunday afternoon’s affair.

  84. RedsMonk65

    Good bounce-back win against an up-and-coming young team. Get the series tomorrow, hopefully.

  85. Mark Moore

    Naquin gets a well-deserved Jim Day interview.