After a rain delay, a set new start time, another rain delay, another new set start time, and then another rain delay, the game on Saturday night between the Cincinnati Reds and the Colorado Rockies was officially postponed at 10:24pm.

The two teams have a doubleheader scheduled for Sunday afternoon at 12:10pm ET. The forecast doesn’t look great, but they’re going to do their best to try and get something happening as the two teams do not share an off day moving forward this season.

61 Responses

  1. Melvin

    I’m sure Stephenson will help Larkin in the booth like Votto did. Looking forward to seeing Steer again. To use a quote I’ve read recently, “It’s Steer season”. 🙂

  2. Capt. Phreddie Pizazz

    Votto totally gets it! I loved listening to him in the booth. MLB has to find something for him to do after his playing days are through.

  3. Doug Gray

    The game will be delayed by rain.

  4. Mark Moore

    I like Friedl ahead of India.

    Almost time to Kick this Pig!!

  5. Bet on Red

    hoping to see Steer some more, his success yesterday made me think that he might also be relegated to the bench

  6. Bet on Red

    so 655 going to be a no go as well now?

    • Doug Gray

      While they haven’t actually announced that no, it’s 7:00pm and the game has not started.

  7. RedsGettingBetter

    What do we expect from Steer in tonight game? It would be tougher against German Marquez, if he repeats another outstanding performance is going to be a very big excitement
    Wondering how long Stephenson’s recovery will take for him to achieve his best form again. Hopefully he will be ready at the end of spring training…

  8. Mark Moore

    I just looked at the radar … U-G-L-Y!!

    Seriously, unless it’s completely off, I’m not sure they’ll get this game in tonight. A whole lotta yellow-orange-red stuff flying through until nearly Midnight.

  9. wkuchad

    Saw several comments yesterday about Steer being fulltime 3B going forward. I actually prefer this approach of multiple positions (especially 1B, 2B, and 3B). In 2024 (when we’re hoping to compete), we need a new 1B, 3B, maybe SS. We have several SS in the system. Some can move to 3B or other positions. It’s good to see now what our options are for Steer.

    • Jim Walker

      Also agree. There are a number of corner position only guys in the queue. If Steer can play anywhere but CF and C, he could be an everyday player who moves around the field based on pitching matchups, to cover days off and the inevitable injuries.

  10. Roger Garrett

    I disagree but you will see Steer all over the place but its not so much to see what he can do its more about not moving an established player in this case Farmer.This is per the Reds site.Its also about getting playing time for others as per Bell in the same article.Steer’s best position and the one he has played the most all the way back to college is 3rd,He has played maybe 5 or 6 games at first base and that was just recently in Louisville. Steer is quoted as saying he had to borrow a first base glove from Moran and an outfielder’s glove while playing with the Bats.He also just wants to play.

    • LarkinPhillips

      I am probably in the minority here, but I think Farmer should start at 3b this year. It sends a bad message to other players to move him to 3b from SS for a younger player. Then a week later do the same again to him. Ultimately, if he is resigned at a discount for next year, he needs to be a utility player who only plays verse lefties. Votto or moose should DH against righties. Steer and India need to play 2b/3b.

      • LDS

        How is that a bad message? Playing should be based on merit. I know that’s foreign to the Reds organization, but that’s how it should work. Farmer is a utility player period. His OPS is below 90. His fielding has declined vs last year. Giving him priority over a young player is favoritism over the best interests of the team.

      • LarkinPhillips

        @LDS, if it is only based on Merit than why would Farmer be moved for a guy who was struggling at AAA this year?
        Farmer has been one of the better Reds this year and moving him around like that is a tough way to treat a “leader.” Again, we don’t disagree on his role ultimately as a utility guy, but I have a tough time treating a good solid person/player like Farmer as disposable. It would be different if we were in a post season chase or Steer wasn’t getting regular ABs.

      • LDS

        Farmer is a gamer but a below average player. Yes, the Reds are bad. They are poorly coached. The ownership is cheap. And all the rest we all know. What’s left of this season should be to judge what you have for next year. Odds are Farmer will be gone anyway so our debate is kind of moot.

      • Greenfield Red

        They don’t want to send a message that they are trying to win by 2024.

        Gotta stop coddling these veteran millionaires. They’ve made their money. It’s time to go younger. Have any of these fragile veterans won ANYTHING in Cincinnati?

      • Melvin

        If Steer is going to be as good as I think he will be then there needs to be a real effort not to mess with his head in any way. Farmer deep down knows he’s a utility guy with all this new talent coming up. I’d say he should be happy with that role because if he’s not then the Reds may ultimately decide he’s blocking talent and find a way to get rid of him.

      • LarkinPhillips

        I guess my argument is, you(Bell) just had a conversation with Farmer to “sacrifice” and move to 3b. Now you go back to him and say “we only care about youth.” That may be convenient for us fans, but if I was a veteran around the league that would decrease my chance of signing a FA deal with the Reds. Imagine your boss treats you the way people around here want to treat Farmer.

      • Melvin

        I would say it depends on how much Farmer wants to stay with the Reds. If he’s looking for the maximum contract he can get he won’t get that with the Reds anyway. I understand your point but it just depends on how he would look at it. There are pros and cons to it.

      • LDS

        Happens every day in the real world to people making far less money.

      • Alex Reds

        Reds aren’t attracting any free agents unless they overpay them anyways. Reds aren’t going to be dipping big into free agency in 2023 as the payroll is already fairly tied up with a couple veterans with limited impact and it’s hard to squint and see a playoff team. The Reds can attract free agents seeking an opportunity who are not yet seeking top money. The Reds have had success with these players like Drury. Farmer will get playing time in the utility role. If Steer continues as decent, he should play over Farmer. Farmer is a utility player and slightly below replacement level. Very solid in that role, but he hasn’t had any real competition. Farmer’s not played well enough to justify sitting young prospects, especially if the prospects are playing well. He also likely won’t be here next year. Farmer can still be a leader as the utility player or on the bench.

  11. Bet on Red

    well they are going to have a concert so the delay will not be insignificant

    • Mark Moore

      In that case, you have to wonder if they hold the concert and cancel the game, provided the storms roll through. I haven’t checked the radar since about 2 hours ago, but it didn’t look like this game was going to happen based on the prediction model.

  12. Mark Moore

    So the Reds FB page posted a message about the concert first just about an hour ago. That likely means no game for me tonight, so I’ll catch you all tomorrow afternoon. In the mean time, the ladies who run my life are watching the context just up the road in Columbus between the red team and the Irish guys from South Bend.

    I’m sitting here wishing I had a Lars Nootbaar to snack on 😀

  13. LarkinPhillips

    @LDS, people get demoted twice in a month in the real world everyday while performing at an average level for others that have no experience?

    @melvin, Farmer says he wants to stay a Red but I agree with you. He will have to accept far less money and a utility role at best. I doubt he will do that.

    • MadMike

      Yes all the time, though they get laid off or transferred out rather than demoted. Young hires out of school cost much less than experienced workers. By the time things go to heck, the manager who cut costs got his/her performance bonus and positive annual perf review out of it, and moved on. Such is life in a publicly traded company.

    • LDS

      As MadMike stated and it’s worse during acquisitions. I was with the acquired company 11 times (yes really 11). I survived all but the last, when my job, which I had been transferred to a couple of months earlier, was “relocated” and filled by a guy half my age and half my salary. And, truthfully? I didn’t care. I was glad to be free.

      • LarkinPhillips

        11 times is a rough go of it!! Anyway, fair debate tonight. I enjoyed it. Hopefully they get this game in tonight and we can debate more.

      • LDS

        Starting at nearly 10 and sitting around waiting isn’t necessarily great for the players. Hope we get through without another injury

      • LarkinPhillips

        Was the tarp on the whole time or did the players and pitchers warm up to start on time? Definitely worrisome if Lodolo got hot to start then sat for 3 hours.

  14. LarkinPhillips

    I will give you fired. Wasn’t thinking about it that way.

  15. Mark Moore

    Reds social media team says first pitch at 9:50 PM.

    • Mark Moore

      As LDS said, this kind of a delay on a colder, wetter night isn’t great for the players. But at least Lodolo didn’t start and have to stop for a couple hours. I’m guessing he’ll be fine. Plus he doesn’t have to answer the early bell for a Sunday afternoon game.

      • Mark Moore

        The feed still showing weather delay. None of the social media pages have given an update in over 30 minutes.

    • Mark Moore

      It’s been saying that for the better part of an hour now.

  16. Mark Moore

    In today’s “information age” why is it so complicated to get accurate information?

    Asking for a fan …

    • LarkinPhillips

      35 minutes since they said it was going to start. Still not started and no update. Shows how much they care about fans.

    • SteveAreno

      Because the information is input by people who are distracted by staring at their little phones and texting or surfing. They forget to work.

  17. Mark Moore

    I’m going to officially pack it in, friends. Perhaps we get the game scheduled for tomorrow in. It’s September games between teams like this with zero bearing on anything that end up getting cancelled.

    Later … 😀

    • LarkinPhillips

      Phil Castellini: “where you gonna go?”

      Mark: “to bed.”

  18. Doug Gray

    Game officially postponed at 10:24pm

  19. west larry t v says postponed again. they have gone from postponed to weather delay, and now back to postponed. Who’s on first?

  20. Votto4life

    I wasn’t able to watch the game yesterday. When I saw the box score and read about Steer’s debut, I just knew there would be severe over reacting on RNL. I wasn’t disappointed.

    I am happy that the rookie had a great game. Maybe in time, he will work his way into the everyday line up. But come on, advocating he should be the starting Third Basemen after just five at bats?

    • SteveAreno

      Starving for optimism around here. Some of them have started on a new statue out front. LOL

    • Jim Walker

      An overreaction? Yes. But it sounds like nothing comparable has happened with the Reds since 2008 and Jay Bruce. That makes it both understandable and raises reason or caution.

      • Votto4life

        I don’t know Jim people was pretty excited about Aristides Aquino a few years ago. I was at the game when he hit 3 home runs. I told my buddy “the pitchers will adjust” and he said “what if they don’t?”. I said “in that case, we are looking at the next Babe Ruth.” The pitchers did adjust, and we know now that Aquino is not Babe Ruth.

        All I am saying is we should enjoy Steer having a great game and not pencil him in the line up for the next twenty years.

      • Votto4life

        Also, if any of these prospects turn out to have a career on par with Jay Bruce I will be ecstatic.

        Jay Bruce was a great player. He was judge too harshly for what he didn’t do and was not given enough credit for what he did.

  21. Jim t

    I was just happy to see a reds win. The fact one of our youngsters played a key part made it a bit more exciting.