The Cincinnati Reds will be looking to bounce back tonight after a tough game for the club on Monday night against the Seattle Mariners. Tonight’s first pitch is set for 9:40pm ET.

Starting Lineup

Cincinnati Reds

Seattle Mariners

Jonathan India – 2B J.P. Crawford – SS
Will Benson – LF Julio Rodriguez – CF
Christian Encarnacion-Strand – 1B Jorge Polanco – 2B
Spencer Steer – DH Mitch Haniger – RF
Jake Fraley – RF Cal Raleigh – C
Elly De La Cruz – SS Mitch Garver – DH
Stuart Fairchild – CF Luke Raley – 1B
Santiago Espinal – 3B Jonatan Clase – LF
Luke Maile – C Josh Rojas – 3B
Hunter Greene – RHP Logan Gilbert – RHP

Jeimer Candelario was originally in the lineup and starting at third base, but he was scratched with an illness.

Starting Pitchers

Pitcher IP ERA WHIP BB% K%
Hunter Greene 16.2 4.86 1.20 8.2% 30.1%
Logan Gilbert 20.1 2.66 0.84 3.9% 29.9%
Links: Hunter Greene’s Stats | Logan Gilbert’s Stats

Hunter Greene

Tonight will be the first road start of the season for Greene after pitching his first three games at Great American Ball Park. He’ll be looking to rebound from his last outing where he allowed six earned runs in 6.0 innings against the Brewers – including giving up two homers.

This season, Greene has dominated right-handed hitters, but lefties have been able to find some success. Left-handed hitters are striking out a ton against him, but they’ve got both home runs that Greene has allowed and are hitting for a higher average (small sample size alert applies here). For his career, Greene’s been much better against lefties.

Splits

Split PA H 2B 3B HR BB K AVG OBP SLG
RHH 34 6 1 0 0 3 8 .207 .265 .241
LHH 39 8 0 0 2 3 14 .258 .385 .452

Pitch Usage

4-Seam Curve Slider Split
Velo 98.8 82.1 86.9 87.9
Usage 47% 2% 46% 5%

Logan Gilbert

A modern-day workhorse, Logan Gilbert has topped 185.0 innings in back-to-back seasons while making 32 starts in each year. Things have gone well for him once again to start this season.

This season there aren’t any real splits for Gilbert as he’s been quite good against both lefties and righties, though he has been homer-prone to this point. In his career, though, he’s been better against left-handed hitters as he’s held them to a .632 OPS – 104 points lower than the OPS right-handed hitters have against him.

Splits

Split PA H 2B 3B HR BB K AVG OBP SLG
RHH 43 8 2 0 2 2 9 .195 .233 .390
LHH 34 6 0 0 2 1 14 .182 .206 .364

Pitch Usage

4-seam Cutter Slider Curve Split
Velo 95.6 91.6 87.3 83.1 84.2
Usage 29% 16% 32% 7% 16%

When and Where

  • Game time: 9:40pm ET
  • Where: T-Mobile Park
  • Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
  • Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
  • Forecast: They have a retractable roof

News and Notes

Continued struggles against Seattle

Cincinnati is just 5-17 all time against the Seattle Mariners. The two clubs haven’t met that frequently, but when they have things have not gone the Reds way. In fact, until last year’s 2-1 series win, Cincinnati had lost all six series against Seattle.

Division Standings

Team W L GB
Milwaukee 10 5
Pittsburgh 11 6
Chicago 10 6 0.5
Cincinnati 9 7 1.5
St. Louis 8 9 3.0

145 Responses

  1. Mauired

    Dodgers select former Red Eduardo Salazar and designate former Red top prospect Taylor Tramell.

    Reds don’t need another lefty bat but Trammel seems like a guy that needs a team that will let him play. He’s crushed AAA pitching but struggled in about 3 months of playing time across 3 years in the majors.

    • Ryan

      Someone call Lance Mc Allister about Taylor Trammel ?

  2. Mark Moore

    If I understood correctly, they have a retractable roof, but the sides are always open? 40 degrees last night (and DAMP). What’s the gametime temp supposed to be tonight?

    10:15 EDT is my limit tonight. Hoping to see more than one inning and see some scoring by the Good Guys.

    • DaveCT

      It is retractable but it’s crystal clear tonight, so it’ll be open though will be cold again given the maritime air and low humidity tonight. Light breeze, nothing more. Tomorrow should be a spectacular PNW day.

      I was surprised how well the ball carried last night. CES was hitting moonshots in BP. Steer’s power for his size is just fantastic, too. Both India and Benson seemed to be working on line drives up the middle and then some gap power. Candelaria seemed to be really hammering the ball in BP, so I wasn’t surprised he put one out.

      • Mark Moore

        Thanks for that DaveCT. Hoping we do get some carry tonight. I’ll have one eye on the game and one on a meeting tomorrow afternoon.

  3. Grand Salami

    One of Stephenson’s best friends too, right?

  4. LDS

    Greene needs a good game. Generally, this doesn’t look like a particularly favorable matchup for the Reds. Need to knock Gilbert around enough to bring this season’s numbers inline with his career average.

    • David

      In all honesty, not likely. I have actually seen regression for Hunter Greene this year, in his limited starts. He cannot consistently locate his super -fastball and slider. And it does seem he has abandoned his splitter and curve.
      Prediction + 5 innings, 5-6 runs, at least one homer, given up by Greene. He will have 5-6 strikeouts in the first three innings, and end up with 7-8 K’s, but will give up 5-6 runs before he leaves the game.
      1-2 runs by the Reds tonight. final score, 7-2 Mariners.

      Please, don’t hate me because I am negative. 😉
      I would like to see Hunter be on target and successful tonight, but as of this date, he has not shown growth and improvement in his pitching approach. And honestly, he is regressing. I was honestly flabbergasted that Lodolo pitched so well last Saturday, but it was, after all, the White Sox.

      And Luke Maile is catching tonight for Greene, so it appears another dead bat in the lineup, along with Santiago Espinal playing third.

      • LDS

        I don’t disagree. Twenty pitches an inning won’t make it through five. If Lodolo stays healthy, I expect he’ll outperform Greene this season. A big if, I know.

  5. RedsGettingBetter

    The Reds need so much a gem by Greene tonight if they want to win this game. Gilbert is very tough, hopefully he will have one of those bad nights

  6. Mark Moore

    Assuming y’all saw The White Rat (Whitey Herzog) left this mortal coil yesterday.

  7. DaveCT

    Glad Fairchild is playing CF tonight. It seems like Benson can handle the smaller parks but in a big expanse like Seattle, and sure as heck covers some ground, I’m guessing he doesn’t have the burst of Julio Rodriguez where Fairchild might be closer. The Seattle fans gave some nice props to Jake Fraley, which was a nice gesture. I wonder if the fans will know Fairchild is a Seattle kid himself?

    • Mark Moore

      Benson is serviceable in GABP and elsewhere, but I can see he’ll struggle in the bigger parks like this one. His determination and athleticism make up for a lot, but those gaps can loom large.

  8. Mark Moore

    What was the read on the rookie HP umpire last night. Looked relatively consistent for the very limited time I was watching. I would hope the newbies don’t fall into the trap of “making their mark” like what seems like so many of the crusty veterans do. Yes, I’m talking to you Angel (among others).

    • VaRedsFan

      He got worse as the night went on.

  9. Dennis Westrick

    Another early night for me as well! Reviewed the Reds’ first 15 games, last night’s game excluded. Reds lost 6 of those 15 games and the losses were due to various reasons! I have been, somewhat reluctantly, tolerant of Bell’s in-game decisions and he has done a reasonable job so far, last nights games excluded. That being said, Bell failed miserably last night by not removing FM when is was apparent to everyone that Frankie didn’t have IT! Most MLB managers would have been cognizant that their SP was struggling to throw strikes! It’s inexcusable to sit by and watch your SP issue 5 walks and give up 5 runs when you have a fully rested bullpen! Hopefully, HG will be ON tonight and Bell will be engaged to what’s happening on the field! OK, I’m done! Let’s score early and often for HG!

  10. RedsGettingBetter

    The Reds first inning offense… Yikes…

  11. Dennis Westrick

    Yikes! 3 up, 3 down, all strikeouts! Not an impressive start to say the least! Need a quick, strong 1st inning by Greene!

  12. Mark Moore

    Welsh caught that foul in the trash can??? 😮 😀

  13. Mark Moore

    Way to bear down and battle back against Polanco.

    Time for somebody to find Jobu, sober him up, and wake up the bats!!

  14. VaRedsFan

    Good use of a few curves by Hunter in the 1st.

    • Mark Moore

      That last strike was a tiny bit filthy 😛

  15. Dennis Westrick

    I hold my breath every pitch by HG! One inning in the books with 20 pitches! I’ll take it!

  16. DaveCT

    Luke Maile, Jake Fraley and Luke Raley in the game tonight and I’m feeling it.

  17. RedsGettingBetter

    Greene was a little inefficient but was able to dominate. The three batters reached 3-2 count…

    • Mark Moore

      Yeah. By my eye he got squeezed a little on that first ball to Crawford, but he did have to keep dialing it back in. At least he did that.

  18. AllTheHype

    Hmmm, very interesting pitches from Hunter in that first inning. On the season his slider avgs 86.8, He threw 8 in the first inning avg’g under 84 according to statcast. That’s down about 3 mph, which is significant. Very interesting.

    • VaRedsFan

      Some curves are being called sliders…I’m thinking.

    • JB

      Terrible slide. What the heck was that?

  19. Melvin

    What happened with Fraley there? No slide out at 2B?

  20. VaRedsFan

    Fraley bad baserunning yet again.
    Had it stolen easily, but yet he doesn’t slide.
    Mental mistakes continue to be OK on this team.

    • Melvin

      We do seem to “shoot ourselves in the foot” a lot.

  21. bug

    Elly is the K King,..took over the position from Suarez. The Reds need to learn how to “slide” into a base. I learned that when I was 8 years old. Embarrassing. Pitiful!!!

    • bug

      Reckon anyone can show Elly how to put a bat on the ball? He has so much potential,..but not as long as he has a hole in his bat. And no excuse for the Reds not sliding into a base. That’s easily fixable. As a manager you simply say,..”Either slide, or ride the bench. Or be sent back to the minors to learn that you slide when it’s close!!! Your choice.” I blame that on Bell. That’s the manager’s job. Repercusions for NOT sliding. Pitiful!!!

  22. Jonathan Linn

    Just an FYI everyone: Logan Gilbert 185 innings over 32 starts = 5.7 inning/start and average of 17.5 pitches/inning (100 pitch cap for easy of math). So maybe 15-20 pitches/inning is probably the normal now. Let’s stop hating on Hunter Greene when the best pitchers in the league are doing the same thing

    • VaRedsFan

      The waste pitches are non-competitive though. If they are still in the zip code of the plate, he might get some chases. Instead they are easy takes thus “wasteful”

      • Jonathan Linn

        Point still stands though. 17-20 pitches/inning seems to be normal now. Maybe we should keep that in mind when we pass judgment on Greene. Just my opinion ?.

    • Mark Moore

      For me, it’s consistent innings with over 20 pitches thrown for whatever reason. You’re always going to get an outlier (probably one either direction). I think your math is pretty much on. 18 pitches per inning for 6 innings is 108. Shaving that just a little bit helps.

    • AllTheHype

      Gilbert 2023 – 15.32 ppi
      Greene 2023 – 18.65 ppi

      After 5 innings, Gilbert is more than 1 inning (of pitches) more efficient than Hunter. That’s significant.

      • Jonathan

        Hunter needs to improve and pitch to contact, BUT, he isn’t totally out in left field with how many pitches he throws. Looking at Gameday, Polanco shouldn’t have walked. Pitch to contact there and get the force out, IMO.

      • VaRedsFan

        This is the correct answer.
        Why do 18 per inning because other pitchers average that?
        That means some (the bad ones) are doing 20-22 per inning, while the good ones are doing 15-16 to get to the “average”

        I’m a Hunter Greene fan, and think he can do great things…with better coaching.

      • AllTheHype

        For the most part with Hunter, batters basically only have to defend two pitches. He’ll throw a CB and Split maybe 6 to 8 times a game total.

        So given two pitches, he is forced to work the edges to maintain some advantage. He has to stay out of the middle. That sort of prevents him from pitching to contact. If he tried to get more of the zone more often (pitch to contact), he’d get battered. He doesn’t have the stuff to do it. At least not yet.

    • bug

      Embarrassing! Give me someone who can at least put a bat on the ball in the clutch. Jmo.

  23. Mark Moore

    37 pitches total … that’s an improvement by a little. Pretty good command overall.

    Now let’s score so I get to see it, boys!!

  24. Dennis Westrick

    Pirates lost and Brewers are losing again! We need a win!

  25. Mike W

    Elly seems to be doing the same swing every time and hoping the pitcher hits his bat! He’s not following the ball at all — like Pete Rose and CES did and do. His K’s are really adding up and this is the third game in a row where Bell has him hitting 7th vs a RH SP. Some coach or player better have a chat with him before his next AB.

  26. LDS

    Okay, so maybe Fraley shouldn’t be stealing bases, at least in Seattle.

  27. Dennis Westrick

    Again, yikes! 5 of the first 9 Reds ABs have been strikeouts!

  28. Melvin

    Would a good defensive 2B had that ball?

    • Mark Moore

      Maybe. It was probably scooting away from him and it was sharply hit. All is forgiven with Maile gunning him down at 2nd.

    • VaRedsFan

      I say yes.
      Instead of diving head first, he went with a feet first slide, and thus shortarmed it.
      As Larkin would say (at least a million times) keep you hands away from your body.

      • Melvin

        “As Larkin would say (at least a million times) keep you hands away from your body.”

        True

    • Rob

      Very possibly. But we all know India’s defensive abilities are not good. He is in the lineup for his offense. Without Mac and Marte, we will really need his offense to compensate for his D.

  29. Mark Moore

    “The jagged beginnings of Greene”

    Sadak doing the comparison vs. Cueto and using all his words once again. SMH. 😐

  30. Mark Moore

    Crawford was on regardless. He poked ball 4 into LF.

  31. David

    Hunter starting to labor. Things are about to go south for him.

  32. DW

    If Greene could just develop a third quality pitch. This is obvious and has been stated over and over, but it is frustrating watching him struggle to put guys away with two strikes, running up his pitch count. He would be a stud with a legitimate third pitch in his arsenal.

    • David

      About 30 pitches that inning. Hunter needs a blow.

      Let’s hope the Reds don’t go down on 8 or 9 pitches in the top of the 4th

    • Melvin

      I wouldn’t call Hunter a “fast learner”.

  33. Mark Moore

    I’m out regardless of what the next batter does. I was hoping to see our guys bat again, but that’s not to be tonight. I’m off to dreamland.

    Catch you all tomorrow.

    • Dennis Westrick

      I’m with you Mark! Dreaming of a win! See you guys tomorrow! Oh, Brewers lost!

  34. Dennis Westrick

    Greene at 76 pitches thru 3 innings! 5 innings at best from our ACE pitcher! Yikes!

    • Randoxu1

      I’ve said this time and time again. He has 2 pitches, he throws one for strikes. He is not a starting pitcher he needs to be move to the back of the bullpen for an inning. Maybe he could close some games out with strikeouts, sad but true.

  35. RedsGettingBetter

    Can breathe….Too many fouls carry Greene to a very high pitch count. Near to 80 pitches in just 3 innings… Greene relies so much in two pitches, that’s the problem

  36. PhP

    Based on gamecast it looks like Greene is getting hosed. Did ball 3 and 4 to Polanco look like strikes?

    • VaRedsFan

      I didn’t think there were any borderline misses by the ump.

      • PhP

        Thanks. I’m not watching, gamecast had them as strikes but wasn’t sure how it looked live.

  37. Mark A Verticchio

    How long can India bat first?

    • wkuchad

      Either three strikes or four balls

      • bug

        Wow. Thanks for that. You’re a genius. Heh. 🙂

  38. LDS

    I’m out as well. All I can say is the Greene’s performance continues to be a blistering indictment of DJ’s ability to develop pitchers. Greene is on his 3rd ML season, will be 25 in August, and still throws like he’s in high school. He has more than doubled Gilbert’s pitch count. The Reds were lucky to escape that inning without damage. I’m starting to question why Greene is the pitcher the Reds chose to extend.

    • David

      I expect the Mariners to break through and score against Greene in the fourth, and he will be out by the end of the fifth. He will be at about 100 pitches by the end of 5 innings.
      Gilbert has another easy inning for the top of the 4th.

    • VaRedsFan

      You extend guys that have the tools in his box, that you believe will enable him to get better and better over the course of time. If they have such tools, you have to believe that you can “coach” them up enough to reach the next level. The real question is do you have the coaches that are capable of doing that.

  39. Mike W

    1. Yes, a better 2B would have made that play.
    2. If Fraley is stealing, he has to go into the bag hard and low.
    3, Elly should bunt his next AB. And watch the ball EDLC!
    4. Hunter threw more pitches in (just) the bottom of the 3rd than Gilbert has thrown in the first 3 innings total!
    5. CES has been ripped off several times already this season. He’ll pound it out when they return to Cinn.

  40. Mark A Verticchio

    The Reds aren’t playing the White Sox anymore and it shows, good chance of going home 9 and 9. Seattle starters are to good for this team.

  41. Melvin

    I DON’T THINK that one curved. haha 🙂

  42. AllTheHype

    Logan Gilbert is from my alma mater.

    Little Stetson University leads ALL SCHOOLS in MLB with 4 Cy Youngs in the last 10 years.

    Gilbert could be in the running for one soon.

    • Rounding3rd

      Respectfully, I don’t like your school right now. LOL

  43. Reddawg2012

    Seems like the Reds kinda struggle when they don’t get to play the White Sox.

  44. VaRedsFan

    Maile dropped the ball or he’s out

  45. Melvin

    Good throw by EDLC. If he was in CF he probably would have thrown it all the way. lol

  46. Dennis Westrick

    What a contrast! Seattle’s Gilbert at 46 pitches thru 4 innings! Greene at 90+ pitches and struggling to complete the 4th inning!

    • David

      I think 4 innings is it. I don’t think he will be back for the fifth inning. At 98 pitches after four innings.

      Too many wasted pitches. Hunter cannot throw strikes on command.

  47. Jeremiah

    Greene 75 pitches through 3 innings, I almost feel like Hunter G. would ideally be better off as a late inning reliever every 2-3 days. He could come in just throw gas and probably do pretty well, be a weapon out of the bullpen. Right now with all these pitches and few innings in some of his starts he’s taxing the bullpen.

    Overall though…Reds just need to stay kind of around .500 all year, make one run maybe 85 games, and then make a run to the World Series like the Dbacks last year! While that was fun of the Dbacks, I think it cheapened the regular season a bit. As a fan I enjoy the stats and regular season, but it’s not super important whether you win 84 games or 104 games now.

  48. VaRedsFan

    Mariners statcast said CES’s drive was affected 21 feet by the wind blowing in.

    • Melvin

      I think it MIGHT HAVE gone out at GABP. 😉

  49. Ted Alfred

    Perfect throw by Elly, bad drop by Maile. Greene is at 98 pitches through 4 innings….yikes.

  50. Mark A Verticchio

    Another sub standard start by Greene, only 1 run but just 4 innings, he is a bull pen killer.

    • RedBB

      Is there a more pitch inefficient starter than Greene? Yeesh….BP gotta be like “Come on man!”

  51. Dennis Westrick

    Greene is done and so am I Good night all!

  52. RedsGettingBetter

    I think it isn’t recommendable to give excessive workload to Greene…100 pitches thru 4 innings is pretty high…

  53. Michael B. Green

    A star pitcher begging a manager to let him throw more than 98 pitches to no avail. What is wrong with this game?

    • Melvin

      haha I saw that in the dugout. Greene had both hands on Bell begging him.

  54. VaRedsFan

    Johnny Cueto: 1st 2 seasons/61 MLB starts
    4.61 ERA
    4.79 FIP
    1.38 WHIP
    ERA+ 93

    Hunter Greene: 1st 2+ seasons/49 MLB starts
    4.64 ERA
    4.29 FIP
    1.30 WHIP
    ERA+ 97

    • Mauired

      Wow. Uncanny how similar those numbers are. Not sure if it would work for Greene but I remember Cueto changed his delivery and his numbers improved a lot.

  55. Mike W

    Yeah Elly!
    Eye on ball.
    Bat on ball.
    Single.
    It’s only a 1-0 game. Go Elly
    — and single puts us ahead.
    Com eon go!

  56. VaRedsFan

    Good job Stuey getting the run in.

  57. Mike w

    Come on Espianl,
    Suicide squeeze
    Infield is back
    Come on Bell

    • Mark A Verticchio

      You have got to be kidding, Bell think outside the box.

  58. Michael B. Green

    Bell had to impact the game – bringing in our 7th best pitcher and pulling our best pitcher. 11th best warming up.

  59. Dennis Westrick

    This 2024 Reds bullpen is a joke!

  60. RedsGettingBetter

    Pagán is a concern… Of course, the ump is not helping the Reds because many pitches called balls have been strikes for Gilbert….But Pagán is a concern…

    • Mauired

      He doesn’t seem like an 8 million dollar pitcher to me.

  61. Mike W

    The Mariners haven’t walked anyone in 34 consecutive innings and we’ve walked 11guys in the last 14 innings!!
    Come on Bell, get Mad!
    Tell this next pitcher to just throw strikes and let our defense defend.
    11 walks in 15 innings? Where’s our focus. Where’s our fire!
    Their game isn’t half over and we’re only down by one run.
    Come on guys. Where’s the fire. Yell! Slap gloves and butts!
    It’s comeback time!

  62. Mark A Verticchio

    This bull pen is not good and it’s really bad when your starter only goes 4 innings, Greene has to do better.

    • VaRedsFan

      He blistered that at 102.
      Shows how much good CF defense matters.

  63. VaRedsFan

    Jake draws 1st walk by a Red in 2 games.

  64. VaRedsFan

    Elly makes the 3rd out at 3rd…
    Jake stops hustling home and doesn’t score in time.
    Bad choice by Elly, and Jake makes his 3rd mental error on the bases in 2 games.

    • Jim Walker

      Agree, I streamed in just in time to see a double TOOTBLAN cost the Reds the run and take them out of the inning.

  65. Melvin

    Rodriguez is making us look silly tonight. He’s a great CF. We’ve got a guy who could be even better some day in my view. Still though you’re seeing tonight the impact a gold glove CF can have.

    • Melvin

      None of our current outfielders could come close to doing what he’s done tonight. No slam on them. There aren’t many anywhere that could.

    • DW

      I think I’m in agreement with you on this EDLC to CF, or even RF, thing. The more I consider it, the more I like it.

  66. Ted Alfred

    Fraley with three brutal Basecrunning screw-ups in two games….unbelievable

    • Jim Walker

      Not defending Fraley but that is to a degree a team TOOTBLAN. If the 3b coach wasn’t highballing Fraley around 3b with vigor, he should have been. Also the on deck hitter should have been vigorously waving at him to keep it at full speed.

      • Doug Gray

        The on-deck guy was definitely giving Fraley the “stand up” sign for about the final 75 feet. I don’t know if he would make it before Elly got tagged out, but Fraley definitely wasn’t going 100% between third and home, either.

  67. Hanawi

    Realize they are down a number of guys due to injury but there has to be someone better than Espinal in the minors.

    • Doug Gray

      Your options in the minors for someone who can actually play shortstop are a 32-year-old Erik Gonzalez who is hitting .180/.200/.205 in 12 games with Louisville and a 33-year-old Hernan Perez who is hitting .122/.204/.245 in 14 games with Louisville. In Chattanooga you’ve got two guys who in theory could be options, who are 24 and 25, who had a .548 OPS and a .429 OPS.

      So no…. there’s not someone better than Espinal in the minors and honestly, it’s not even remotely close. The injury to McLain and the boneheaded decision by Marte are big factors here.

  68. Gpod

    Those 3 at-bats in the 8th inning were the worst….capped by India swinging at ball 4 to strike out

  69. Rob

    India is having issues. Striking out on Ball 4 at least 3-4 times in last 2 nights. Come on hitting coach. Correct this or sit him.

  70. David

    When you consider the quality of the opposition.

    Through 7 plus innings, the Reds have held the Mariners to 3 runs. But compared to the generally awful pitching of the White Sox, the Mariners will make those 3 runs stand up. The Reds will not score in the 9th, though I wish they could somehow tie it up.
    Pitching wins games. Period. The Reds pitching was not bad, against a generally anemic Mariners lineup, but the Reds, though the better offensive team, could manage only one scratch run against the Mariners pitching.

  71. Melvin

    Good AB by Benson to work the leadoff walk.

  72. Melvin

    Good hustle by Fraley keeps it going.

  73. Melvin

    Gotta go with Stephenson here unless you think Martini can hit this lefty.

  74. Mauired

    Elly is a much more patient hitter this year.

    • Jim Walker

      They pitched around EDLC in both the 7th and 9th with 2 outs and both times he took the walk versus chasing close but out of the zone pitches.

  75. Melvin

    Fly balls die tonight. Came close. Rodriguez won the game for them.

  76. Mauired

    I feel like Stevenson is getting those bad calls at the plate more than anybody this year

  77. Mauired

    Hopefully Abbott can salvage the series tomorrow and Reds still get a winning road trip.

  78. Will Henry

    Pitch before swinging strike 3 was a low ball called a strike. Next pitch was practically the same low out-of the-zone pitch with a swing & miss. Ump started out pretty good but got worse later, especially 1st strike call vs Stephenson in 9th – 3 inches outside.

  79. Michael B. Green

    Our relievers rank toward the bottom of the NL in BB/9. They are right there with the last place teams in the respective divisions. Really hoping they can stop walking guys.