Cincinnati was able to win the last two games of the series against the Cubs, earning a split against Chicago. Tonight they welcome in the San Francisco Giants for a 3-game series. The Reds will send Graham Ashcraft to the mound for his second big league start. San Francisco will hand the ball to lefty Carlos Rodon. First pitch is scheduled for 6:40pm ET as long as Mother Nature cooperates.

Starting Lineups

Here are the lineups for this evening’s contest:

San Francisco Giants

Cincinnati Reds

Tommy La Stella – DH Nick Senzel – CF
Mike Yastrzemski – CF Brandon Drury – 3B
Wilmer Flores – 1B Kyle Farmer – SS
Joc Pederson – LF Tyler Stephenson – C
Brandon Crawford – SS Aristides Aquino – RF
Evan Longoria – 3B Mike Moustakas – 1B
Luis Gonzalez – RF Albert Almora Jr. -LF
Donovan Walton – 2B Alejo Lopez – DH
Michael Papierski – C Matt Reynolds – SS
Carlos Rodon – SP Graham Ashcraft – SP

An earlier version of the lineup had Tommy Pham batting 3rd as the designated hitter. However he has been scratched from the lineup and replaced by Alejo Lopez, resulting in some lineup shuffling as well.

Starting Pitchers

Pitcher IP ERA WHIP BB K
Graham Ashcraft 4.1 4.15 1.39 2 3
Carlos Rodon 44.2 3.43 1.16 17 62
Links: Graham Ashcraft’s Stats | Carlos Rodon’s Stats

Graham Ashcraft

With only one start under his belt, citing his splits in the big leagues doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. On the season between his time in Triple-A and MLB he’s held righties and lefties to pretty much the same line – one has a .584 OPS against him and the other a .586 OPS against him. He’s only given up two extra-base hits all season  – both of which were doubles. One came in the minors on May 1st and the other came last weekend against the Blue Jays in Toronto.

Pitch Usage

2-Seam Cutter Slider
Velo 96.9 97.1 84.1
Usage 42.1% 28.9% 28.9%

Carlos Rodon

In seven of the eight starts made by Carlos Rodon this season he has been dominant. But on May 15th he got beaten around like the Cardinals knew what was coming. St. Louis tagged him for eight runs in 3.2 innings, making up eight of the 17 runs he’s allowed all season.

If you are a lefty, you basically have had no chance this season. While teams have avoided sending left-handed hitters to the plate against him, the ones who have been in the lineup have just two hits this season against him and both of those hits were singles.

Splits

Split PA H 2B 3B HR BB K AVG OBP SLG
RHH 150 33 10 0 2 14 48 .244 .313 .363
LHH 32 2 0 0 0 3 14 .074 .194 .074

Pitch Usage

4-Seam Slider Curve
Velo 96.4 85.7 79.5
Usage 65.1% 29.7% 5.2%

When and Where

  • Game time: 6:40pm ET
  • Where: Great American Ball Park
  • Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
  • Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
  • Forecast: 63°, scattered thunderstorms, 45% chance of rain

News and Notes

Roster moves galore

As you probably could tell already by getting to this point of the article – Graham Ashcraft has been called up from Triple-A. That, however, was not the only move of the day. The team put Justin Wilson on the 60-day injured list to open up a spot for Ashcraft on the 40-man roster, activated Ross Detwiler from the bereavement list, and optioned Jared Solomon and Colin Moran to Triple-A Louisville.

Phil Castellini apologizes to season ticket holders

From Charlie Goldsmith of the Cincinnati Enquirer:

215 Responses

  1. Old-school

    i like the lineup.
    I like Ashcraft getting his shot.
    Cant say anything negative about the letter.
    Fair enough.

    I’m probably going to a game sat or Sunday.

    Go Reds.

    • SteveO

      I’d prefer a lineup with a 2B instead of 2 SS. Haha. Just a joke, nothing against the typo.

      • Mark Moore

        Maybe they’ll entertain us with some dueling banjos action

    • Votto4life

      I’m going to the game tomorrow too. Enjoy my friend!

    • JohnnyTV

      Except maybe some grammar…..
      “We are — stewards—(not ‘stuarts’) of the team.”
      Maybe PC error or whoever wrote it for him or for the press.

    • greenmtred

      My problem with the letter is that, evidently, it was written for season ticket holders. I would think it should have been addressed to all Reds fans. And to get picky, “graciously” is a poor word choice, since whether he proves gracious or not is properly determined by the recipients of the letter.

  2. Mark Moore

    Tough opponent tonight. We’ll see how the line-up produces. Hoping for the best from Ashcraft.

    As for the letter … meh. If it’s sincere, then show us. Personally, I’m not convinced. Sounds a little more like being sorry for getting a hand caught in the cookie jar. Regret doesn’t equal remorse.

    • JB

      Not to mention the letter should have come out a month ago. 9,000 people in the stands is why it probably came out now. Apparently Phil found our that there is somewhere to go.

  3. RedsGettingBetter

    Let’s be honest , this series is hard to the Reds. They will face two pesky lefties and the righ-hander Cobb is not a piece of cake despite his high ERA. Furthermore, the options from the starting pitching aren’t the best even Ashcraft did it well in his first outing against a heavy lineup he is just a rookie in his debut at GABP. Hopefully he could show his great stuff to fight for the win. Gutierrez is struggling and if he has a good performance going deep in the game against the Giants is gonna be a nice surprise. Form Mahle I would expect a bounceback for a quality start.

  4. SteveO

    With all the money management is saving by reducing salary, he should be on tv and on the video board at the GABP making this announcement. Much bigger impact if he’s seen visibly than by all of us just reading it. Booooo Phil!!!! You gotta do it better than that.

  5. Bet on Red

    Interesting that Moran was sent away. Whose spot in the rotation is Ashcroft taking over for? Still would like to see Lopez get a start sometime at least before May. I see the hot hitting Votto is hitting the bench

    • SteveO

      Ashcraft? The open starter one. Solomon sent down

      • Bet on Red

        so overtons? and my bad, your right on the spelling

      • SteveO

        Overton went on the 60 day IL on the 23rd, so technically yes, for Overton

    • RedsMonk65

      Rodon is a LH starter. Maybe the thinking is to possibly save Votto for later in the game to go against a RH reliever, since he has trouble against LH’ers………

  6. LDS

    Resting Votto against a leftie is a positive move by Bell. I’m shocked.

    • Jim t

      I’m shocked you would point it out

      • LDS

        Hey, I’ll give Bell credit when he deserves it. It’s just rare that he does.

  7. Bet on Red

    Got an ESPN notification, game is delayed

    • Mark Moore

      Yep. Don’t see an announced new start time yet.

      We’ve had plenty of rain over here today and some wind approaching 30 mph.

      • Bet on Red

        oh yea it dumped on us especially this morning. clear skies now. They already have the tarp off the field, i would wager the start time is coming very soon.

  8. Mark Moore

    Tarp is off. Looks like they are prepping the field for play.

  9. J

    “We are stuarts of that team” doesn’t exactly fill me with confidence. Have the Reds traded their spell checker for a dictionary to be named later?

    • Old-school

      Was that pc or charlie goldsmith translating a speech ?

    • Nick in NKY

      I laughed when I read the same thing, but I’m pretty sure this one’s on Charlie. The ‘(inaudible)’ at the bottom would seem to indicate a transcript. I imagine they probably use some sort of voice to text, and didn’t check it.

  10. Michael Lieb

    A day late and a dollar short on the “apology”. Did Phil have a proofreader or is he just confused on the spelling of steward?

  11. Old-school

    Pham and pederson emptied the dugouts in batting practice

    Its always fireworks night with the Reds

      • Old-school

        No idea

        Charlie goldsmith twitter has video

    • Nick in NKY

      I like how Tommy Pham reminds everyone why he was out for so long during his last contract. Apparently, getting stabbed in a strip club parking lot will hurt your swing.

  12. RedsMonk65

    Phil — Too little, too late. You mention economics, “product,” and “experience” (presumably that of the fans). What about WINNING, CHAMPIONSHIP baseball — or at least COMPETITIVE baseball? You don’t mention that at all. That is what we want. We are not shareholders in a corporation. We are fans of a baseball team in a sport, a league, where the goal is to WIN (or at least try to).

  13. Bet on Red

    They are showing the Votto 7 Game homer streak… or as I like to call it the But but but parade lol

    • Mark Moore

      Fun stuff to remember. It was quite the ride.

      • redsfan4040

        Man, and how close he was to the 8th straight game. What a streak.

      • Melvin

        Yeah. Not sure why he would need a day off already after being out over two weeks unless he’s still weak and not 100% yet. Moose is not an upgrade.

  14. Melvin

    Phil is just reaping the benefits of showing his true colors. If he wants us to believe ANYTHING he says, whatever it is, he has to prove it. Not holding my breath. No reason to trust him. Period.

    • LDS

      It’s humorous actually. I’ll assume that it’s not Phil’s transcription but if it is, the use of ‘Stuarts’ (early British royal family) vs. stewards says it all. Otherwise, he said nothing that sounded credible, i.e., there are no actions to support his claims.

  15. Scott C

    It really doesn’t matter what Phil says, actions speak a lot louder and the actions by the ownership has been to gut and hamstring this team. The best apology would to put a competitive team on the field.

  16. Mark Moore

    Not looking great to get this one in tonight, or started before my bedtime.

    • Mark Moore

      Odd because they were prepping the field before the Votto retrospective.

  17. Bet on Red

    another rainstorm coming in. Tarp back on field. Betting its 5050 we even get a game in today. Watching some breaking bad, and thinking that the Reds need to get Danny Trejo to announce one game

    • Mark Moore

      Machete on the mic would be priceless …

      … and AWESOME!!!

      • Bet on Red

        in fact that is what Phil can do to prove he is really sorry…. Machette to announce a game…. i am not satisfied with an apology until that happens

  18. JohnnyTV

    Except maybe some grammar…..
    “We are — stewards—(not ‘stuarts’) of the team.”
    Maybe PC error or whoever wrote it for him or for the press.

    • Mark Moore

      No, he meant “Stuarts” or “Stewarts” as in British royalty. Because “Tudor” would have been too arrogant … 😮

      • Roberto

        Plus, he wouldn’t drive a Tudor. Only a Fordor.

  19. Roberto

    Not an apology: “ I stand before you with a formal apology if I offended any one of the people in this room.”

  20. Votto4life

    It concerns me when I hear Phil Castellini say he believes in what Nick Krall is trying to do.

    What does he mean by that exactly?

    Does he believe in Nick Krall for trading away almost 100 home runs during one off season?

    Does he believe in Nick for giving away Wade Miley?

    Does he believe in Nick when he traded Amir Garrett for a broken down veteran who has yet to pitch this year? The same guy who has an era above 5.00 the past two seasons.

    Does he believes in Nick for signing Collin Moran after he was released by the worst team in baseball?

    Does he believes in Nick for wasting $9 million dollar on a hot head who apparently is on a “revenge tour” and is currently hitting .230? After he hit .239 last season and .219 the season before that.

    Does he believe in Nick for signing a free agent infielder who we likely will never see in a Red’s uniform?

    When Phil Castellini says he believes in what Nick Krall is trying to do, my question is what exactly is he trying to do?

    • Mark Moore

      Bottom line from where I sit, Nick did exactly what Phil told him to do. Either directly or indirectly.

      • Votto4life

        Mark, I think that is true when it comes to slashing payroll, but the Minor, Pham and Moran acquisitions cost the Reds money.

        For Nick Krall to fit these players into the budget, he had to cut payroll deeper than needed.

        Bob and Phil are ultimately responsible for the plight of this franchise, but that doesn’t excuse the terrible decisions Nick Krall has made within his own purview.

    • Hanawi

      This. Amazing part of this season is how little money they are saving to be this bad. I realize some of the moves were about future payroll obligations, but watching Gray, Miley, and a few others do well for not that much more than they paid for their replacements makes me wonder if the front office knows what it is doing.

    • Mark Moore

      Thanks. Weather Channel forecast still makes that a little iffy. If they play, they play.

    • LarkinPhillips

      Thanks. Any good advice on bets for tonight’s game?

      • Bet on Red

        a time machine…. the delay already closed the window for bets for me. with Ashcraft I still need to see more before pegging it one way or the other

      • LarkinPhillips

        Where do you bet that it doesn’t allow live betting? I agree on Ashcraft.

      • Bet on Red

        my bookie… i checked in after the delay was announced and it was off the board. If you are using a cite that is still active get player bets on farmer and renyolds odds should be good and both are hitting above their weight

  21. Mark Moore

    OK … about time to Kick this Pig!!!

  22. Bet on Red

    Pham scratched, Lopez in lineup as DH

    • LarkinPhillips

      Tough looking lineup for the Reds tonight. I do love to root for Lopez though.

    • Mark Moore

      WLW team is saying it MIGHT have to do with the pre-game stuff that went on. No details as of yet.

  23. JB

    Pham get scratched because of what happened earlier? Whatever it was?

    • Mark Moore

      Incident, shenanigans, kerfuffle … apparently something like that. A comment above said a video made it to Twitter. I don’t Twitter, so I didn’t see it.

  24. Mark Moore

    7 pitches for 3 outs … I’ll take that to start his first outing at GABP. Especially against a lineup like the GI-ants can run up there.

  25. Roger Garrett

    Is our starter actually throwing 100 mph?

    • Mark Moore

      Yep. Another one that does that.

  26. LDS

    An 8 pitch inning? Don’t let DJ see that.

    • Mark Moore

      I missed one. Thought it was 7. Oh well … 🙂

  27. ClevelandRedsFan

    If I just watched games and followed stats, I’d think Ashcraft would be the Reds #1 prospect. He’s not even top 5?

    101 mph sinking cutters? Wow!

    • Mark Moore

      Think of the possibilities if he, Greene, and Lodolo mature together. Like lightening in a bottle.

      • Roger Garrett

        Maybe the best reason yet to see what we have with these position players we have this year and next.

      • JB

        Not to mention the guys they have in the minors. They are pitcher rich if those guys pan out.

    • Mark Moore

      He worked the count and got his pitch.

      Feels like it’s gonna take the boys firing on all cylinders tonight to pull this off.

    • LarkinPhillips

      Came to say congrats on that one.

      • Bet on Red

        i would have added lopez if i knew he was in the lineup

  28. Bet on Red

    He is a little wild with his offspeed stuff…. looks great just needs a little polish

  29. Old-school

    Charlie Goldsmith deleted twitter video of Pham.
    Reds doing what Reds do.

    Controlling the message.

    Very very sad

    Bob Castellini and Phil Castellini are literally creating a state controlled media . Russia and China. They cancel news. They cancelled news tonight and benched Pham.

    • Mark Moore

      Per Thrall/Cowboy, MLB is investigating the pre-game bit between Pham and Pederson.

      • Old-school

        Pham night be an idiot

        That doesnt mean you cancel the news.

  30. Melvin

    That’s where Farmer lacks a little bit defensively. It should have been a double play.

    • Mark Moore

      Guy really booked it down the line, but I tend to agree. Not sure if a flip to Reynolds would have made a difference or not. Just missed getting him.

      No damage in the end. Onward and upward.

  31. Mark Moore

    It’s called “Trouble with the Curve”

    Great little movie. Amy Adams raises my BP a bit.

  32. Roger Garrett

    Moose shouldn’t have a glove or bat against a lefty but that was a good take to get a walk.

    • JB

      Weird though because ball 3 and 4 have been called strikes tonight.

      • Mark Moore

        My wife said the same thing. Inconsistency gets under my skin.

  33. JB

    Raining really hard. I wonder how long it will last

    • Mark Moore

      It’s going to do that most of the night.

  34. JB

    Lopez getting his hits in for the next week.

  35. Bet on Red

    Oh look at that Lopez got another hit…. and a steal

    • Mark Moore

      But … but … but … he’s not supposed to be playing tonight

  36. Bet on Red

    and there is renyolds…. cleaned up for tonight. Wish I had known about lopez as well

    • LarkinPhillips

      +1000. Appreciate the tips tonight.

  37. VaRedsFan

    Bottom of the order coming through

  38. Mark Moore

    Drawing first blood on a night that may not see 9 is always a good thing. Manufactured a run!!

    And Lil Nick can’t catch a break …

  39. VaRedsFan

    Tough break for Nick again….but love the approach

    • Roger Garrett

      Yep just keep doing it.Lots of hits over there on the right side.Hit it where its pitched.

  40. Bet on Red

    There we go… that is never happening again but I will take it

  41. Mark Moore

    We did NOT just see that!!!

    Talk about a manufactured run. Way to go Reynolds.

  42. Mark Moore

    Wendelstadt may have been snoozing there … hope it gets overturned.

  43. Bet on Red

    ok the word is that Pham wanted to reenact the Will smith Chris rock incident with Peterson, with Joc Peterson being Chris rock…. there is a suspension coming I think

    • Mark Moore

      If he did that, it’s a colossally stupid move and deserves a Time Out.

  44. Mark Moore

    OK, bear down and get this out.

    Cowboy entertaining Thrall with tales of his days in Mississippi on the farm.

  45. Mark Moore

    4 innings at about 60 pitches. I’d call that a good outing. Let’s play some add-on before the skies open up.

  46. Mark Moore

    Minor threw an “immaculate inning” tonight for the Bats

  47. William

    How does Minor figure into future plans?

  48. Mark Moore

    Lopez making his case for some playing time. Will it fall on deaf ears?

    • JohnnyTV

      I see — or maybe wish — some Jose Altuve in the making with Lopez. A pity there is no obvious spot for him in the lineup but DH right now.

      • LDS

        Maybe 2nd or 3rd with India getting first choice, go back to his original position or stay at 2nd. Odds are Lopez outhits Drury, Reynolds, Moustakas, Solano, and Farmer, all of whom are too old to be factors on the Reds next competitive team. Maybe Schrock outhits him but he’s nearly 28. And there’s a lot potential in the system on the way.

  49. Melvin

    Lopez 2 for 2. He can’t hit though. 🙂

    • LDS

      Soft contact, don’t you know? Ain’t that right Indy? But at least it’s contact and on the Reds, that could be viewed as a rare skill.

      • Melvin

        You mean getting on base is a rare skill? 🙂

      • LDS

        I meant contact but on most days you’d be spot on.

  50. William

    The pitcher on the mound tonight is part of the Reds’ future. I am impressed.

    • Mark Moore

      He made that one hesitation play last week. I attribute that to him NOT playing regularly and having to “think too much” in a rushed situation.

      But I’m in the camp of “I like Lopez”. He’s the kind of versatile utility player you can leverage in multiple positions. Just a solid player.

  51. Mark Moore

    Cruising … now let it pour the rest of the night.

  52. JohnnyTV

    A three ground-out inning for Ashcraft.

    We haven’t seen that often enough.

  53. JohnnyTV

    Inside Bell’s head: “Third time around the order..” “Pitch count for Ashcraft….” “Heart of Giants’ order coming up….”

    • LuciusRuber

      I imagine a hamster running on a wheel

  54. Mark Moore

    Wow … talk about a blown call. Not even remotely close.

    • Mark Moore

      Perhaps it’s “time” for Mr. Wendelstadt …

  55. Mark Moore

    Drury says, “Don’t bother to call this pitch. I got it.”

  56. Melvin

    I don’t see how Drury is not permanently part of this roster this year. He’s earned it.

    • JB

      He is not going anywhere unless he is traded.

  57. LDS

    I’m guessing we see Cessa in the 6th or 7th. Got to give SF a path to get back in the game. What’s the line tonight?

  58. JohnnyTV

    It’s weird. Drury is producing just about what I was expecting from Moustakis when they signed him.

  59. LuciusRuber

    Mahle could learn a few things from Ashcraft

    • Mark Moore

      Like go after hitters, throw strikes, K’s aren’t all they are cracked up to be?

  60. Mark Moore

    My wife is not impressed with Mike Yaz’s stache and soul patch.

    • JohnnyTV

      Talk to her about it. Say what you will about the man’s soulfulness…that’s Yaz’s grandson. Let that sink in a little bit.

    • Mark Moore

      Hunter W. is really bad tonight. I think it may be “time” for him. He won’t learn and adjust. He’s the poster child for the robo-ump on nights like this.

  61. Mark Moore

    Thrall called that one a “Nick Senzel strike”

    • JohnnyTV

      I’m very much pulling for that young man to succeed.

  62. Mark Moore

    That’s a TOOTBLAN on Lil Yaz!

    Nice outing for Graham Ashcraft. And in front of his Mom … 🙂

  63. JB

    Tootblan. Haven’t seen so many this year with the Reds. Last couple of years it was almost every game.

  64. VaRedsFan

    6 scoreless for GA!!! love it!
    Hopefully the pen can preserve it

  65. Melvin

    haha That’s like playing catch for Aquino. No problem double play.

  66. Mark Moore

    OK, Wendelstedt is only 50, so maybe my “it’s time” references are misplaced. Still, it looks like he’s mailing it in on a bunch of these calls tonight. Just makes it hard all the way around.

  67. Mark Moore

    Rodon has to be on a very sort leash here.

  68. JB

    I’ve been hard on Aquino in the past but he is putting the ball in play and hitting better since going down. I don’t know what they did to him in Louisville but he needs to stay away from Zinter.

  69. JB

    What is this hitting behind the runners ? Who are these guys.

  70. Bet on Red

    are you kidding me…. Lopez robbed… what is worse that was not called on the Giants

    • JB

      This guy is all over the place. Senzel and now Lopez.

  71. Jim t

    Worst home plate umpiring I’ve seen all year

  72. Jim t

    Would love to get another inning out of GA.

  73. Bet on Red

    GA making quick work in the 7th, this is great to see…lol

  74. Bet on Red

    update on Pham situation, there was evidently an issue with fantasy football. GA throws a quality start a great start

    • Melvin

      Ashcraft a keeper. Pretty sure Mahle is as good as gone.

  75. JB

    I’m surprised that ball in the dirt wasn’t called a strike.

  76. Mark Moore

    We going to see Diaz in the 8th?

  77. Bet on red

    I gotta agree with the pull, Diaz looks a little off and this game is too close to be messing around if his.wheels are off

  78. Mark Moore

    And are we expecting anything different with runners on and Warren on the mound?

  79. Melvin

    Time to bring in Chapman with the bases loaded…..ooops. Should have done that with Posey up in 2012.

  80. Bet on Red

    i swear we better not have a bad Warren night

  81. Mark Moore

    Big outs there … Freaking HUGE outs.

  82. Eddie

    Warren got lucky of getting out of that inning. Bullpen again is our weakness. Our rotation getting stronger with young pitching

    • Andrew Brewer

      When we needed an insurance run in the 8th, we got two ! Almora Jr. came thru with a big double ! Reds are playing better ball !

  83. Jeff Morris

    Okay Bell….lets try this again! Do not put in H Strickland in the 9th. Go with Tony S or Jeff Hoffman!

  84. Bet on Red

    hahahahahahahaha I have seen it all now….I am terming this an Administrative Ejection lol

  85. Mark Moore

    This is beyond bizarre. I’ve never heard of this happening. Completely embarrassing move in a close game. Got to feel a little bad for whoever gets tagged to come in and pitch now with only 8 warm-up pitches and a cold start.

  86. Joe P.

    With that mohawk, I wouldn’t let him pitch either.

  87. JB

    Haha just imagine the comments on here if Bell did that. It would be crazy. Sadak needs to take a breath and settle down.

    • Mark Moore

      It’s a dumb move and, yes, we’d crucify Bell for doing it. Cowboy is saying normally the Bench Coach is keeping track of that kind of thing. But it falls on the Manager regardless. And puts the “emergency” pitcher in a tough spot.

  88. Bet on Red

    Its Farmer insurance…. through the agent almora

  89. Mark Moore

    There’s just something about a gap shot that makes me smile. Even more than a home run.

  90. Bet on Red

    Lopez on base three times tonight

  91. Mark Moore

    If Reynolds runs into one, I do believe I can call it a night. It’s getting pretty tired here in my chair.

  92. Mark Moore

    So Wendelstedt got the job via the legacy program, right? The old man was an NL umpire back in the day.

    • Bet on Red

      old man runs the umpiring school where 50 % of the umpires come from

  93. JB

    Albert Almora, back in 2019 , fouled a ball into the stands and fractured the skull of a 2 year old. Almira was upset and crying in that game. He wasn’t the same they said after that. Hard to see thst knowing it was you and now she has some permanent brain damage. Maybe he just needed a change in scenery or just needed time to get over it. Either way it’s just a terrible thing for him to go through as well as the child and parents.

    • Mark Moore

      Can’t even imagine. It won’t ever be far from his mind.

  94. Bet on Red

    Nick is like…. dont even need to hit it

  95. Mark Moore

    And yet another oddball play. We get another cushion run.

    I guess I’m sticking for the 9th.

  96. Mark Moore

    Warren with a clean start gives me a little more confidence. Especially when Longoria does that.

    • Bet on Red

      warren is the only one now who can qualify for a save. He is there until the giants score or the game is over

  97. Hanawi

    Little surprised that they sent Warren out for the 9th but I like it.

    • Bet on Red

      only one who can qualify for a win now

  98. Mark Moore

    Long night, but a good result. That’s the way to start a homestand against a good team.

  99. Bet on Red

    3 in a row… the 20 game win streak watch is back on

    • JB

      You know it’s “You Gotta Believe” time

  100. Joe P.

    Right now, the Reds are now 12-12 for the month of May. With the way the season started, .500 ball for the month of May is not so bad.