Hope is an extremely important, if not the MOST important, emotion associated with being a fan of a particular sports team. Cincinnati Reds fans had their hopes raised considerably today during a 6-3 victory over the defending World Champion Atlanta Braves.

Final R H E
Cincinnati Reds (2-2) 6 7 0
Atlanta Braves (2-2)
3 7 0
W: Greene (1-0) L: Anderson (0-1) SV: Warren (1)
Statcast | Box Score | Game Thread

In his major league debut, Hunter Greene looked poised and dominant over the first three innings. As the Braves went through the batting order a second time, they began to lay good wood on the fastball. But he survived some threats through five innings to earn his first major-league victory.

Also, Cincinnati managing a four-game road split against the World Series champions to open the season provides hope that the Reds won’t be rolling over and playing dead as many have expected.

Tyler Naquin and Kyle Farmer each had two hits, including a double, to lead the hitters.

The Offense

The Big Greene Machine gave the starting pitcher something to work with by plating five runs in the top of the third:

Naquin started it with a double that scored Jonathan India:

After Braves starter Ty Anderson walked Joey Votto and Tyler Stephenson, the key play of the inning came when Nick Senzel hustled out a ground ball and prevented a double play, allowing Naquin to score from third:

Colin Moran followed with his first hit as a Red, plating Votto for a 3-0 lead. Following a wild pitch, Farmer plated the final two runs of the inning with a two-out single.

Stephenson’s solo shot gave the Reds a 6-1 lead after 4 1/2 innings:

The Pitching

According to BaseballSavant.com:

Greene’s fastest pitch of the day was 101.6. More interestingly, his AVERAGE velocity on ALL pitches was 94.9. “All pitches” includes breaking pitches and off-speed pitches. For comparison, none of the other pitchers who appeared in the game had an average of at least 90 mph.

Also interestingly, the Braves were able to square him up for seven “hard-hit” balls. For comparison, the Reds had none against Braves starter Anderson.

What we saw today was a Reds pitcher with amazing potential who kept his cool and poise during one of the biggest moments of his life against one of the best teams in the game. There is no pitcher alive who will get major league batters out only with a fastball. He will have to refine and perfect his slider and change-up, but they are already looking decent. As those pitches improve, so will his results.

If you didn’t see this interview during the game with his proud father, you owe it to yourself to watch it now …

(His mom was equally enthralling and proud, but that portion of the interview was not posted to Twitter.)

Relievers Luis Cessa, Tony Santillan and Art Warren shut the champs out the final four innings, with Warren earning his first major-league save.

Once (and if) Lucas Sims returns to the form he displayed at the end of last year, the bullpen could become known as one of the strengths of this team. Who would have thought that last year?

Up Next for the Cincinnati Reds

Cleveland Guardians at Cincinnati Reds

Tuesday, April 12, 3:10 p.m. ET

Shane Bieber (0-0, 1.93 ERA) vs. Tyler Mahle (1-0, 0.00 ERA)

92 Responses

  1. Tom Reeves

    Greene looks like he’s playing toss.

    This team has some heart.

    The nearly came back in the two games they lost.

    I’m glad Bob C didn’t sell the team.

    • CI3J

      It’s early days yet. Don’t fool yourself into thinking this is actually going to be a good team.

      Let’s see if you’re still glad Bob didn’t sell the team in August.

      • TR

        I’ll take it a game at a time. Just glad my favorite sport and favorite team is back after a chaotic winter.

  2. Votto4life

    Happy Hunter Greene got his first career win.

    • Chris

      Kudos to Bell for letting him throw that many pitches, so that he could get his first win. That is very rare of Bell.

  3. MBS

    Pretty cool start to the season. Split with the champs, and had at least 3 big 1st’s in a 4 game series. 1st S for Santillan, 1st W for Greene, and 1st S for Warren. The youth movement is tantalizing.

  4. Daytonnati

    Is it me, or does it seem that Sadak has settled down? I was not annoyed at any point during the three broadcasts.

    • J

      I still don’t like him, but he does seem to have toned it down about 27 notches, which makes him at least tolerable.

      • VaRedsFan

        Also agree. Switched over to Reds broadcast mid way.
        I like exciting calls on plays that deserve them. Not groundouts to the SS

      • Chris

        I haven’t got to listen to Sadak this season yet. Down here in Nashville, we got the Braves’ telecast. The only person more annoying than Jeff Franceour (sp) is probably Sadak. Good to hear that he has maybe calmed down a little bit. He’s like a giddy little kid that landed an announcer job for his favorite team. I’m in the minority, but I actually liked Thom. Not a fan of Larkin in the booth either; loved him as a player though.

    • Reddawg2012

      Yes, I noticed and appreciated it.

    • TR

      Welsch is a pro and Sadak is ok. I’ll go with Brantley and Thrall.

      • Greenfield Red

        Brantley is the Old Lefthander 2.0.

    • CallowayPost

      John is there to call the game and provide questions and opportunity for the former players he calls with, to do what they’re paid to do.

      He felt a little nervous last season, but I felt the only gripe against him, was that he dare to dig deeper into the banter during the game.

      I can see how the veterans could get peeved at his “yeah, but…” way of doing it when it comes to hierarchy…the opposite being getting along great with Barry and Sam.

      John has cool teacher energy…and the best teachers I’ve had always had follow questions, as opposed to just accepting the correct answer. I think John has adjusted well…especially with two working elbows.

  5. Old-school

    Enjoyed watching this Reds team play baseball this weekend.
    Braves are a really good deep team and Acuna ain’t there and will be for the Brewers and Cards.
    Stephenson and India and Senzel and Santillan and Greene and Gutierrez all young players who contributed to this solid first series

    Let’s get Lodolo and Solano in the mix and Barrero and Schrock healthy and add to Votto and Naquin and Farmer and see what Pham has after 45 games and 150 at bats.

    This is a fun team to watch4 games in.

    • Tom Mitsoff

      It is probably a bit too early, but this bullpen really has caught my attention. Very good performances from largely inexperienced players against a very, very good team. Krall won’t have to search the waiver wire for people to pitch in relief, it seems at least at this point. How about a late-inning crew of Sims, Santillan and Warren to protect leads? Not looking too shabby at this point.

      • DaveCT

        Santillan carries himself with the confidence of a veteran. My son called him bad***. I agreed.

      • Old-school

        Very very good braves team
        World series champs and hunter Greene and bullpen and mahle and Gutierrez held and offense held there own

        Strong opening series

    • AMDG

      Um, let’s not wait 45 games in to realize that Pham isn’t any better at hitting a baseball in 2022 than he was in 2021 or 2020.

      The Reds would be better served putting Friedl in the lineup.

      • Jimbo44CN

        Yep, Shogo the 2nd. I’ll take Aquino over him. At least once in a while he hits the ball hard.

      • Tom Mitsoff

        Four games are no measure of anyone’s ability or prospective performance. He got a late start in spring training because he signed late. However, at some point he will have to prove that subpar performances in recent years were the exception and not the new norm for him.

      • greenmtred

        But let’s certainly not make a final judgment after four games. He was on base for the first three. Consider Joey’s slow starts in many years.

    • TR

      I was pulling for Pham. Two of his five outs were well hit.

    • Chris

      Worried about Pham. He was not good last year, and while he may be still getting his feet wet, he’s not hitting the ball hard at all. Seems foolish to have him hitting 3rd in the lineup, knowing his season last year, and more importantly, him not getting many reps this spring.

  6. JB WV

    Greene has those “wow” moments that few other pitchers have. His slider gave me a couple of those, and of course his fastball doesn’t let hitters cheat. Very impressed so far with the pen. Great start against the world champs.

    • Chris

      What’s odd, is that I don’t think we really saw him throw his changeup. He’s going to need that 3rd pitch.

  7. Bdh

    I like this team. When healthy they’re going to be really fun to watch every game.

    A rotation of
    Castillo
    Mahle
    Greene
    Lodolo
    Gutierrez/Minor/Sanmartin/Dunn

    Is going to keep this team in games and it’s very easy to see the bullpen is improved. Just gonna matter how much they hit and putting up 6 runs 3x against this Braves staff is a great start.

    Let’s keep it going for the home opener!

    • Tom Mitsoff

      They have lost a TON of proven, veteran offensive production that they didn’t replace, along with veteran starting pitching. Those are very tough to overcome in the long haul.

      • Bdh

        We’ll see.

        Suarez is broken and has been since he decided to hunt for home runs. That’s why he’s hitting under .200 the last 2+ seasons and near the top of the strike out leaderboards. Who knows if the 3rd base rotation will combine for 30 HRs but I’m sure the position will drive in their fair share of runs and hit well above what Suarez was/is.

        Barnhart offensively has been replaced and then some by Stephenson. Don’t think anyone would disagree with that.

        Shogo – as the 4th outfielder has been easily replaced this year by Fraley which is why the reds eat his salary and cut him.

        The two big losses were obviously the corner outfielders but Winker, who was my favorite Red, has some real flaws. His durability is bad and is one of the things that killed the reds late last year. When he did play he was getting subbed out in close games for defensive replacements and had terrible splits vs lefties. He did mash righties though.

        Naquin and Pham won’t replace those two overall but they are both still slightly above average hitters and better on the defensive end.

        Overall I don’t think the offensive production (4.85 runs per game last season) is going to slip as much as most will say. Especially with a DH replacing the P slot.

      • Tom Mitsoff

        The big issue is that they lost two all-star bats with nobody even comparably close in ability or potential to replace them. They have no outfield prospects that are ready to make an impact at the big-league level. There is no bigger fan than me, but I’ve watched long enough to know that you can’t replace that kind of production easily. If they are able to approach .500 this year, it will be because of pitching.

      • Votto4life

        I agree Tom. No matter how well the Reds do this season, unless they win the World Series, the question will still be what if they kept Castellanos, Gray, Winker etc.

      • Votto4life

        This is exactly right. Good organizations focus on player development to supplement their major league roster. The Reds focus on player development to replace their major league roster.

        I think Hunter Greene will have a good year, but will it be that much of an upgrade over what Sonny Gray did last season?

        The Reds should be supplementing their major league talent, but they are merely replacing it. That is if the young guys produce.

        Just think about how exciting it would be to have all of our young talent playing along side Nick Castellanos, Jesse Winker, Sonny Gray etc. i think this approach is why this team is always just treading water.

      • Grand Salami

        Yes, to the two corner OF spots. Suarez was truly addition by subtraction.

        He’s opened the season 0-8 with 4ks. No walks, nothing.

      • greenmtred

        I wouldn’t try to argue that they won’t miss Castellanos, Winker and Gray. But Castellanos was probably gone regardless of what they did, short of an enormous long-term contract for a player entering his years of probable decline. I like Winker and Gray, but there were legitimate reasons to trade both of them. As others have pointed out, some (not all) of the lost production might be replaced by a healthy Senzel and Stephenson getting more at-bats. And maybe, if the bullpen and defense continue to look good, it will be a wash and we’ll have a promising young team to root for. Tom, your thought about hope was insightful and accurate, and I will try to maintain mine.

  8. J

    Because there have been so few games when I’ve been able to say it, I just want to say one more time that Bell did a fantastic job with the bullpen today. Allowed two guys to pitch more than one inning each, made changes when they actually made sense, didn’t seem concerned about which hand each pitcher throws with, brought in Thursday’s dominant closer to pitch in the 7th/8th to deal with the top of the order, and used an entirely different guy to close this game… just astonishing. Hard to believe this could really be the same David Bell.

    If it’s a philosophical change and not just a fluke, and if he eventually realizes he doesn’t HAVE to hit Pham third every day, and it’s okay to sometimes give players a “take” sign once in a while, I could potentially wind up the season a David Bell fan. One never knows.

    • Chris

      Agree with you 100%. As for Pham, stop hitting the guy 3rd. He barely had any AB’s this spring, following up on a subpar season. Outside of that, I’m shockingly happy with what Bell has done thus far.

  9. Jim t

    Don’t want to get to charged up after just 4 games but I like this team. They play hard. Many of the players are trying to prove they are big league material. They seem to pick each other up. The coaching staff has them all invested and playing well. Here’s hoping it can be the norm for the season.

  10. Hotto4Votto

    Impressive debut by Greene. Love to see it. Love to see the split on the road. Good showing overall for the Redlegs this weekend.

  11. VaRedsFan

    As J said above. Bell has done a fine job so far with how he’s used the bullpen. It helps that the guys he uses haven’t imploded like the guys he used the last few years.
    Way to early reaction, but I like what I see so far.

  12. DaveCT

    It occurs to me that having Tyler Stephenson, as a ‘veteran’ now, with all these young arms, can lead and be even more directive and in charge. And, that the core up the middle of Tyler, Farmer/India, and Senzel is a pretty strong core of guys who play the right way.

    • Tom Mitsoff

      Often overlooked is the fact that Stephenson is a tremendous upgrade over Barnhart in the everyday lineup. I absolutely loved Barnhart’s defense, but he was not a consistent threat at the plate.

      • Melvin

        Yeah. Having TS in the lineup is crucial to having a chance to win consistently. That’s why he needs to DH most every game he doesn’t catch.

      • Votto4life

        I agree about TS being our everyday starting catcher, but I would have preferred the Reds picking up Tucker’s option than giving Tommy Pham $8 million to play left field. Especially with the DH rule now in effect.

        I don’t have anything against Pham, I just think it would have been a better allocation of resources.

  13. LDS

    Let’s not get ahead of ourselves here. Yes, a split is nice, especially against the defending World Series champions. But Bell didn’t suddenly change into Sparky Anderson. While I understand why they stayed with Greene, given all the earlier talk about pitch counts, it’s a bit inconsistent, i.e., he threw more pitches than Mahle. And had the Braves not impersonated the Reds and walked umpteen batters (and the Reds didn’t), what would have been the outcome. If the Reds are still .500 or better in August and not in 4th place, we’ll all be pleasantly surprised.

    • Mark Moore

      Completely agree on all points. I was surprised to see Greene back in the 5th. I’ll take the results, but the next road trip is brutal (at least to start with the Trolley Dodgers).

      But hope does spring eternal in April after an opening split like that one.

      • CallowayPost

        I wonder myself about the positives of sending him back out in the 5th, and the more I think about it, the more I agree with it.

        Debut of 22 year old pitcher after having been off the field for so long…I treat him like the rest of rotation. He was pitching more reserved than usual, and had only a couple of long at-bats. He was doing great, and only barely started to lose steam as the adrenaline burnt out of his system.

        If we’re bringing him up, let the coaches do their job and watch him. I don’t know what good it does Hunter to be treated like a shiny new car the team is afraid to break.

        If 15 more pitches gets him to qualify for his first win, against these Braves no-less, then I do it. Good prospects that dig too hard for that first win, is what we saw in game 2.

        I guess I see it as a decision based on, that if they had the confidence in him to bring him up, that enabling him to be successful is preferred over not letting him get through 5 innings.

        Today was Hunter’s moment, and I’m stoked they let him capture it.

    • Jim t

      He doesn’t need to be Sparky Anderson. The 2022 reds aren’t the 75,76 reds either. Your constant disparaging of our manager is tired and old. The hand Bell has been dealt by management leads me to believe regardless who the manager is we would still be a team short in the standings. As someone who reads the comments daily it is my opinion that Bell has forgotten more baseball then anyone posting here. Including me!

      How about this, let’s see how the season plays out before we judge his performance.

      • LDS

        Baseball knowledge and managing are too different things. I’m not questioning his baseball knowledge only his management ability. And unless you work for the Reds, he’s the Reds team manager, not “our” manager. As for old and tired comments, perhaps, but then so is the defense of him every time he stumbles into a good move. As for the hand he was dealt, go back and read his comments from a couple of years ago where he claimed to have input into roster moves and acquisitions.

      • Jim t

        I’m a paying customer and a life long fan of this franchise which in my mind makes him my manager.

        It’s my opinion that with a bit of help from management last year we would have made the playoffs. As for your contention he stumbles into a good move clearly demonstrates your agenda. Input and final say are two very different things. I also doubt very seriously he tells big Bob how much the payroll should be.

        As for you trying to paint me as a Bell apologist. Please!!! I’m a fan of the Cincinnati Reds. If I thought firing Bell would enhance our chances to win the WS I would be at the front of the line. It’s my opinion he does well with the hand management has dealt him. Firing Bell will not turn this franchise around. He is a good manager with a ownership that cares little about putting a winning product on the field. Until the ownership issue is corrected Sparky Anderson could be at the helm and the results would be little changed.

      • greenmtred

        I agree, Jim T. Many people who comment here know a lot about baseball, and second-guessing the manager is a natural by-product of that. But we can’t know as much about the players–their day-to-day physical condition, for example–and don’t have access to the input from the coaches. It’s hard to find many examples of a manager getting a truly bad team into the playoffs. Sparky Anderson gets invoked frequently in these conversations, but he was the first to point out how good his players were. And Sparky’s teams had a few memorably bad years: His Tigers lost 103 games one year. And I’m not knocking Sparky; it’s just that a manager’s fate is in the hands of his players, not vice-versa.

      • Jim t

        Greenmtred thanks for your response. I couldn’t agree more. What we as fans see is such a small part of the process.

  14. Mark Moore

    Jim Day’s interview with Greene’s Dad and Mom was money. His Dad’s emotion and reminding us that Hunter is only 22. It’s a good way to start.

    • VaRedsFan

      It was indeed. You can see why Greene is so personable. Great parents and a kid that applies what he’s learned from them in his everyday life.

  15. kevinz

    Early but felt If healthy.
    Could surprise alot of people.
    Nice Mix of Vets with Youth.
    Youth in Pitching could keep from being Consistent.
    Actually excited see how Grow together.

  16. Magnum 44

    The rotation stinks but this was the game I was looking forward too.I know what Mahle is (2 or3) I think Gutierrez(misspelled I know) I think in a legit rotation would be an an excellent 4 or 5. Hunter was who I was interested in he looks like in 2 years is a legit #1 anchor. I am curious about Lodolo I have been captain negative, but I never thought was the future wasn’t bright it just could of been transitioned better.

    • Daytonnati

      Still no comments from management about Greene and Lodolo’s innings limit. I know we do not expect to contend this year, but it would be nice to know the expectations. I remember when the Nats shut Strausburg down early on in a pennant race and the controversy that ensued.

    • Optimist

      I don’t know if it stinks, but it may be a bit lopsided. The haven’t’ had an ace in a while – really since Cueto – Gray, Miley and Castillo all had very good stretches, but none was really a stopper over 4-6 weeks. Last years rotation was clearly a step up from the past few years, but this rotation could exceed it fairly quickly. It seems they have about 7 2nd or 3rd starters. That’s actually impressive front office work considering the youth and likely injuries, and should result in at least 4 good starters all year long.

      At worst they’re all mid-level types, but I expect a few breakouts – notably Mahle has improved incrementally each year, and Castillo is actually due for a good whole year just by random luck.

      If any of the rest elevates their game, and the bullpen is truly better, that alone will negate the offseason losses on offense.

      • Little Earl

        At least for one shortened season, Cy young winner Bauer was an ace.

      • Chris

        Disagree with that. Castillo, from I believe mid May on, was one of the top 10 pitchers in the game. That is easily a #1. Mahle on the road is easily a #1 or #2. Yes, he’s going to have to fix the home/road splits. Gray was overrated. I’ll take Greene over him today. I think Lodolo is going to be a lot better than many realize. This staff will end up a positive this season, and not a negative.

    • Jonathan

      @ Magnum – btw, Fangraphs has the Reds Rotation slightly below average, but better than the Twins, Cardinals, and Indians. I don’t think the Rotation is as bad as you think.

  17. TR

    An excellent ML debut for Hunter Greene at age 22. A big win for the Reds leading off championship week in Atlanta.

  18. Jim Walker

    For me, the most impressive part of Greene’s actual game was that he had many pitches very close to the edge of the zone in almost unhittable areas. I see at least 2 positive things ahead in this. If he keeps hitting those spots consistently while throwing under control, he will start getting strike calls on more of them. Secondly, he is going to figure out how much of a tweak he needs and make the adjustments to get even more strike calls. Once these happen and batters cannot lay off these pitches; and Greene, will not have to throw as many high risk fastball when he needs a called strike if the hitter takes.

    • Tom Mitsoff

      I agree. I just muttered “wow” and “hmmm” a few times due to the location of pitches. You don’t expect to see that in anyone’s first major league start. He has a second and third pitch which are not at this point great by any means, but are good enough to help him win now while he develops them.

      • Jim Walker

        If umps don’t preview video of pitchers they have not seen before, Greene may have caught the ump flatfooted on a couple (or more) of them. I especially liked that little back door slider/ cutter just above the knees he flashed on some LH hitters. He threw at least one up around the waist to a RH hitter and got the call on it.

      • Votto4life

        As someone who hasn’t seen Greene pitch much I was surprised how sharp his breaking stuff is. There is a lot to like about him that’s for sure.

    • Earmbrister

      I agree Jim, I was impressed by his ability to paint the edges of the zone. It seemed like when he got tired in the 5th, he started throwing fast balls down Broadway. Good hitters will turn on a pitch, even one that is at 100 mph, that is in the heart of the strike zone.

      Very impressive debut for a “kid” that only had about 180 official MiLB IP. He reminds me of a young Doc Gooden.

  19. Steve Schoenbaechler

    Split series with the defending WS champion, on the road, with 2 one-run losses, with this team? I will take it.

    • Jimbo44CN

      Absolutely. Four well fought games. Line drives, stolen bases, first to 3rds and first to home. Love it. Not standing around and playing station to station baseball. Very entertaining games.

  20. Bet on Red

    This is interesting. If… and it is a big if….everyone stays healthy, and they dont wed themselves to overpaid underperformers in the line up… we could still be in contention. Do we go after people then? Greene is the real deal though

    • Votto4life

      I think the best we can hope for is the Reds stay out of the trade market altogether this season. IMO, If the Reds are active in July, it will be as sellers.

  21. Magnum 44

    They are not going after this season they are praying Moustakas gets hot a 3rd baseman gets hurt and they can offload his contract I do think they are either going to resign either Mahle or Castillo. It’s just the way Bob works.

  22. Dennis Westrick

    Congratulations Hunter Greene on your first MLB win as a starting pitcher! Nice job young man! Hope you win many more this year and in the years to come!

    Outstanding job by the bullpen today! Three (3) hits and more impressively NO WALKS in 4 innings against the defending WS champs!

    I’ll take the 2-2 start on the road against Atlanta. The 2 losses were one (1) run losses.

    Let’s keep up the good work starting Tuesday against our Ohio rival the Cleveland Indians, er Guardians!

  23. Old-school

    Reds survived road trip to atlanta and need to keep playing this kind of baseball

    Get to May .500

    • CallowayPost

      Ironically, it felt like the Braves survived the Reds.

      Maybe the Braves were a little drunk off their own WS festivities, but only winning 2 games by 1-run, when the Reds nearly came back in both, felt like survival.

      I can only hope the rest of baseball will underestimate these Reds, too.

      • TR

        The rest of baseball, dominated by the Yankees/Red Sox, LAD/Giants will undoubtedly underestimate the Reds until they consistently win. It’s always been that way.

      • CallowayPost

        Yup! Until we win, we will always have the underdog status.

        I meant more along the lines of underestimating the Reds with the talent we lost. They rightfully should, but scouting reports aside, most national media put out prospect lists that read like an intern only reads clickbait.

        Those of us that follow it, know much more than your average baseball fan on the East coast that’s mainly checking Red Sox stories and websites.

        I’ll admit, I don’t know much about their farm system, and it’s the Red Sox. Cincinnati is way off a lot of people’s radar, I imagine.

        We embraced the underdog mentality last season, and I don’t see the Reds shaking it until they do prove the “youth is truth”.

  24. LeRoy

    Greene looked better today than I thought he would. He was hitting 100 and showed no extra exertion to get there. There were a few batters today that he kept throwing fastballs to and they kept fouling them off. This may have been Stephenson’s call, but after throwing 3 or 4 fastballs they seem to get on the ball. His slider looked good, he should mix it in more and work even more on command of his fastball. Overall he is very promising and I think Lodolo may wind up being a better pitcher than Green.

  25. SultanofSwaff

    Greene will be the Reds second consecutive ROY.

    • Melvin

      Wouldn’t be surprised about that.

    • Chris

      Wait til you see Lodolo. Either one of them could be. Lodolo is going to shock a lot of Reds Fans.

  26. Jim t

    What I like about this years team is they are doing more of the little things to win games. Getting a occasion stolen base or taking the extra base. RP has been much more effective. Players are not up there swinging for the fences every at bat. The defense except 3rd base has been very good. Senzel has been gold glove level. Hitters are working the count. Remains to be seen if it continues but I like what I have seen so far.

    • VaRedsFan

      Senzel gold glove level? He did drop a very catch-able ball yesterday. Gold glovers and avg CF’ers make that catch (even he would say he should catch that 8 out of 10 times). I hope he starts 150 games in CF for the Reds though.

      • Chris

        That was catchable, but it was also in a stadium that he has very little experience in. Take away that one play, and yes he was Gold-Glove-Like in CF in that series. Gold Glovers mis play a few balls too. 🙂

  27. BatsLeftThrowsRight

    Reds should look into signing Michael Conforto to a one year deal….

    • earmbrister

      We did. He goes by the name of Pham.

      • BatsLeftThrowsRight

        You got in Fisk’s way Ear…..

        Pham is nothing more than a fifth outfielder at best.

  28. Old-school

    Guardians bullpen had to cover 5 2/3 innings today and closer threw 20+ pitchers.

    Bieber shut down last year with shoulder injury so he’s not throwing 90 pitches in early April. Bring out the plate discipline and get to the bullpen .