Ineffective pitching betrayed the Cincinnati Reds in a 9-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners, before 16,008 at Seattle’s T-Mobile Park.

Final R H E
Cincinnati Reds (9-7) 3 7 0
Seattle Mariners (7-10)
9 10 0
W: Kirby (2-2) L: Montas (2-2) 
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Reds starter Frankie Montas had a terrible first inning in which he walked four Seattle batters and the Mariners scored three times. It set the tone for an evening in which the Reds offense tried to creep back into it, but the pitchers could not hold the line.

Cincinnati missed the chance to pull within a half-game of NL Central co-leaders Milwaukee and Pittsburgh, who both lost today.

The Offense

The composite line for Reds hitters tonight: 7-for-33 with no walks and 10 strikeouts. Reds hitters were mostly patient, but Seattle pitchers pounded the strike zone all night. They refused to give Cincinnati batters anything they didn’t earn by swinging the bat.

Jeimer Candelario got the Reds on the board in the top of inning number two with his second homer of the year, a solo shot to right-center field, pulling the visitors within 3-1.

In the fourth, Christian Encarnacion-Strand led off with a double, then Jake Fraley hit a checked-swing looper to left that fell for a double that scored CES, bringing the Reds within 5-2. But the Reds cut short any further scoring when Fraley was caught stealing third base for the final out, depriving Candelario the chance to drive Fraley in from second.

Trailing 6-2 in the top of the seventh, Fraley hit the first pitch from lefthanded reliever Gabe Speier into the right-field seats to make it 6-3, which was as close as the Reds would get for the rest of the evening.

Fraley was the offensive star of the game, despite the poor decision to try to steal third base. He hit a homer and a double, scored twice and knocked in two runs. His average now sits at .432, with a 1.084 OPS. Will Benson and Encarnacion-Strand both also had two hits.

The Pitching

The uninspiring composite pitching line for Reds hurlers: 8 innings, 10 hits, 6 walks, 7 strikeouts and 9 earned runs.

Montas emerged from his pre-game warmups completely out of sorts. He walked the first two Seattle batters, then grooved a 3-1 pitch that Jorge Polanco blasted into the right field seats for an as-early-as-possible 3-0 Mariners lead. Mitch Haniger then walked, but Ty France grounded into a very welcome 6-3 double play. Cal Raleigh then drew the fourth first-inning walk, followed by a Luke Raley bunt single. The first inning finally came to an end after 45 Montas pitches, but the game fortunately did not spiral out of control.

Montas rebounded with a 1-2-3 12-pitch second inning. However, in the third, Polanco drew a leadoff walk, and Haniger followed by launching a two-run blast to left-center to make the score 5-1 and end a short night for Montas. Nick Martinez followed with four innings in which he allowed a sixth-inning run.

Buck Farmer entered in the bottom of the seventh and allowed three Mariners runs to make it 9-3 Seattle.

Up Next for the Cincinnati Reds

Cincinnati Reds at Seattle Mariners

Tuesday, April 16, 9:40 p.m. ET

Hunter Greene (0-1) vs. Logan Gilbert (0-0)

88 Responses

  1. Melvin

    It was kind of a Montas Meltdown wasn’t it? Five walks will kill any pitcher.

  2. Mauired

    It’s up to Hunter Greene to out pitch Gilbert tomorrow night if Reds have a shot at winning the series. Reds are ready to go back to Chicago.

    • Redsgettingbetter

      Before Montas in this game, the Reds starters have pitched at least 4.2 IP. This is the game 16.
      Reds need Greene throws according to his talent tonight and stops the Mariners

    • Tom Noonan

      If so, that’s the wrong attitude. They should go out the next two nights ready to kick some ###

  3. Andrew Brewer

    Got to stop the bleeding at one game, whether Hunter Greene is on or not. Losing streaks have a way of getting out of control. I like the way the schedule is playing in our favor this year. The Brewers were the only division rival we have faced so far, and the NL Central is the hottest in baseball so far this year. Keep the hits coming guys!

    • Tom Reeves

      Stopping the bleeding at one game is key. It takes the pressure off Montas to think he shoulders the entire team and demonstrates how the team supports and picks each other up.

  4. Rounding3rd

    I turned if off after Montas was pulled. My only observation was the umpire’s strike zone was terrible, seemed to favor Seattle, and the Reds never adjusted to it offensively.

  5. CI3J

    Only 3 comments?

    If Frankie Montas melts down, and no Reds fans are awake to see it… Did it really happen?

    • doofus

      It really happened. I watched it happen.

    • greenmtred

      Trees fall in the woods whether we’re there or not, but I think the question regards sound: if humans aren’t there to hear it, does it make a sound? Answer: of course it does.

  6. TR

    The Red’s need a strong outing from Hunter Greene in Seattle’s, whatever the current name is, beautiful ballpark.

  7. Reddawg2012

    At what point is Jonathan India and his .182 BA not good enough in the leadoff spot? I know he walks a lot, but even his OBP has plummeted over the last week or so. He Is not a productive hitter. Going back to last season, he was TERRIBLE at the plate for the entire second half of the season, before and after his injury.

    • Doc

      And what about Steer in the four hole? How is that working out?

      • Reddawg2012

        Steer was Mr. Consistency all season in 2023, and has been the best hitter in the lineup so far this season. He’s only struggled for a game or two.

        India has been bad for awhile, even going back to 2022.

      • Tom Diesman

        Exactly as expected. You have two players both projected to provide you about a .800 OPS for the season. One started hot with about a 1.400 OPS from the 7th spot, the other slow with about a .500 OPS from the 4th spot. So when you try to chase the hot streak by flipping them the hot player moved to the 4th spot started the guaranteed regression (~.550 OPS so far) towards the mean, and the cold hitter moving to the 7th spot started the inevitable hot streak (~1.120 OPS so far) to move him back towards the mean. So basically all the move did was pretty much extend the time the Reds would have a player in a cold spell hitting out of the 4th spot. Patience and common sense are wonderful things.

    • jon

      But the Reds need him for his great I always laughed at this when people gave this the reason to keep him.

      • greenmtred

        Why would you laugh about leadership?

    • SultanofSwaff

      Just 2 days ago I looked at the scoreboard at Guaranteed Rate Field and India’s OBP was .403. He’s at .352 today, still above average. Using your own words, he’s only struggled for a game or two.

      • Reddawg2012

        It is way more than a game or two with India. Look at June through October of last season. Look at all of 2022. He hasn’t been an above average hitter since his rookie season.

      • greenmtred

        Injury likely accounted for some of that. Without any supporting data, though, my impression has been that he’s quite streaky.

    • wkuchad

      I’ve never much liked India hitting leadoff, though my top options hitting first and second are likely Friedl and McLain, and that’s not happening for a while.

      I’ve always said I care way more about who plays versus batting order. It’s a long season and most players will have slumps and streaks.

      But I’d hit India 9th against righties and keep him there all year. He does get on base and can act as a second leadoff hitter.

      • JB

        Totally agree with you on hitting him 9th. No pressure and then with Friedl behind him it sets up really well.

  8. Indy Red Man

    As soon as I saw it went from 6-3 to 9-3 I knew it was Farmer. He stinks and I have no idea why they brought him back? The Reds brass could really make a statement by getting Kopech from the Chisox. He’s got a big arm and only makes $3 mil. He’s going somewhere.

    Lastly this park is made for Greene. 98 at the top of the zone will just be flyballs and popups, but he’s often center cut.

    • Don

      The reds are loaded with relievers. They don’t have enough spots for the guys they have now. Who will Sam Moll take the place of? Farmer? What about Alex Young? What about Santillan?

    • VaRedsFan

      I’ve never understood why teams feel like they have to wait until the trade deadline to make trades. Getting Kopech now lets you insert a top level guy NOW, instead of just for the last two months. He would instantly be a top 2 guy in the Red’s pen.

      • Mauired

        Kopech would help the bullpen for sure. He’s also not a free agent until after next year. But what would Reds need to give up?

        Speaking of dominating bullpen guys. The giant prospect Maxwell is off to a good start on AA Chattanooga. 11 batters, 1 hit, 1 walk, 9 ks.

    • RedInIND

      During Farmer’s struggles last night, Cowboy mentioned his velo is down from 95-97 last year to 90-91 this season. He’s probably been over-worked.

      • Tom Diesman

        According to Statcast his fastball velocity is down but just from 93.8 last year to 91.8 this year.

      • Mauired

        I think the drop started dropping second half last year

  9. Grand Salami

    Reds got a struggling Mariners team back on track. They still don’t have a great offense.

    Montas wants to be a number 1. They generally don’t have those sorts of first innings. India is on borrowed time at lead off. There won’t be a debate in two weeks when Friedl is coming back. India looks like a platoon player.

    The Reds need Hunter Greene to pitch like he’s in competition with Lodolo.

    • greenmtred

      Doesn’t every pitcher have bad innings, bad games, occasionally? Castillo started off one season–maybe 2021?–unable to pitch effectively for multiple games. It’s true that Montas has had a couple of bad starts and a couple of good ones. It’s also true that this is essentially his first in-game pitching in over a year. Maybe he has a rough season, but maybe he progressively figure this out.

  10. Stanley Macdonald

    I love the way the Reds are playing passionate baseball with a lot of talent. There are a lot of streaks in baseball and knowing when a player is on the upswing or in a bad stretch goes a long way to playing the right players at the right times. Ride the hot hand and rest the strugglers when needed and remember it is a long season and most players will even out over time.

  11. Grover

    He’s had 2 good starts and 2 stinkers. Hope they get more out of him going forward.

    • Mauired

      Previous start 5 innings 3 runs not that bad. Last night definitely stunk. I just hope he’s not injured. Could not get his shoulder loose?

  12. JB

    Not to worried about Montas. It was cold and 40 degrees. He couldn’t get the feel of his splitter and I’m not even sure he even threw a strike with it. India needs to get it going because when Friedl comes back , the outfield will be All lefties against right handed pitching. Steer will play 2nd. Farmers days are numbered when guys get healthy. Moll, Gibaut,Young and big Tony will replace him. Reds have a lot of pitchers this year and underperforming will get you replaced.

  13. old-school

    Not a competitive start by Montas. Great effort by Martinez to keep the bullpen fresh. Need a quality effort today from Greene to keep this road trip a success and keep building towards a solid April 3-5 games above .500. Kirby was a nice pitcher with easy gas who attacked hitters.

  14. JB WV

    Gotta expect some inconsistency from Montas after missing so much time. Agree about Farmer. He should go when the Frenchman comes back.

  15. Rounding3rd

    I turned it off early but did the strike zone get any better? I saw the Reds didn’t draw a walk.

  16. CFD3000

    Let’s hope Montas couldn’t adapt to the chilly conditions and nothing more. He looked awful. I bailed after the 3rd inning. Did Martinez look as good (and Farmer as bad) as the box score suggests?

    • LarkinPhillips

      I read an article yesterday about Kenley Jansen and other complaining about the new baseball and how bad it is during cold weather games. Maybe that was the issue for Montas as he could not get control of any off speed pitch at all.

      On a different note, I did watch until the 5th inning. Martinez looked really good. However, his problem has been the 2nd or 3rd time through the order, so I am not sure how that went over last night.

      • JB

        I agree on the off speed stuff. The pitch to Haniger( second home run) was a cutter that was right in the middle of the plate. When you don’t have your stuff you are going to get hit. Happens.

  17. SultanofSwaff

    Trying to find the silver lining—Nick Martinez came in and kept the Mariners mostly at bay over 4 innings, buying time for the offense to mount a comeback. While it felt like a blowout, it was just 6-3 going into the bottom of the 7th. Having a quality long man means an early deficit won’t turn the game into a lost cause as we’ve seen too often in the past.

    • wkuchad

      Martinez will be a nice weapon to have in the bullpen for sure, but he’s now spent for the next few days, so I’m really hoping Greene can pitch at least 6 quality innings tonight.

    • MBS

      Suter has already show he’s very adept in that role. Having a long LHP, and a long RHP is a nice safety net for the rotation, and stress remover for the pen.

      These are 2 of our best pitchers in the pen, so mop up duty isn’t the only use. I’d get each of them 2 to 3 IP with a corresponding 2 to 3 days of rest. I would try to get both 100 – 120 IP by seasons end.

  18. LDS

    Bell’s comments yesterday on how good the Reds pitching staff is sure didn’t age well. They need to get it together over the next two games or Seattle will be looking at the Reds as the Reds did the White Sox.

  19. Ghostrunner_onthird

    I’m surprised that there are no comments regarding the strike zone. I thought the HP umpire was inconsistent if not ridiculous.

    • LarkinPhillips

      +1000. It was really bad. Which makes the fact that Montas couldn’t get even close that much worse.

    • Mauired

      Yeah made the comeback impossible. Reminiscent of several games last year. Early hole, terrible outside pitches called strikeouts looking, hitters start expanding the zone. Not fun baseball. That’s why the ball strike challenge system is the biggest thing missing in MLB

  20. Indy Red Man

    Not currently a fan of Freidl leading off although 1 or 2…not a big deal. My pet peeve with Freidl and McLain is that they’re not big guys and have a small stroke zone, esp McLain, but have a big man’s mentality when it comes to 2-0 borderline pitches. Freidl, in particular, hits a ton of flyballs. They’re both very good hitters, but to take the next step towards an Atlanta situation we have to raise their on-base percentage. India doesn’t have their ceiling, but he also won’t swing on borderline 2-0s or 3-1s. He knows his limitations.
    His .352 now is the same as Freidl’s .352 last year. 2023 India had 11 more walks/hbp then Freidl despite 34 less at-bats

    • Mauired

      But the difference is when Friedl gets on, he actually has the speed to steal bases and get into scoring position which makes him and ideal table setter.

      India has become a one trick pony. He has no speed, power, defense, or hitting. He just gets on base via walk and that seems to be going down too.

      • Indy Red Man

        Somehow he steals a few bases, but yeah….India is slow as dirt

        Thats why I argued pretty strongly with the RLN poster that said India is better then Steer at 2B

      • Mauired

        I agree at this point the Reds best option at second right now is probably Steer

  21. LarkinPhillips

    I don’t mean this directly towards Bells management last night, just pointing out a fact about the role Martinez is going to occupy for the time being. In order for a long reliever to save a starter and keep the team in the game, the manager has to be willing to yank a starter fairly early while the team is still in the game, not when the team is already down 5-6 runs. Last night would be a good example of waiting to late. Personally, I didn’t mind sending Montas back out there after the 1st. But any kind of trouble should have been the moment his pulled. The lead off walk in the third is the perfect moment to send Martinez back in.

    • VaRedsFan

      It was a close call.
      Starters bounce back from a rocky 1st inning all the time.
      Montas appeared to be doing that with a 1-2-3 2nd.
      Then the 3rd inning, and a leadoff walk. At that point, it was probably going to be either you are going to get the next guy out, or he was going to be pulled. It was unfortunate that the next guy hit a homer.

      • LarkinPhillips

        That was my point, it is hard to say when exactly is the right time at the time. If Bell pulled Montas after the walk, there would have been complaining about pulling starters too early as he only had 65ish pitches.

        However, to use a high leverage long relief guy like Martinez in the future, the manager will have to have a early hook on starters to make sure we are still in the game. At 5 or 6 runs behind, it is too late to use Martinez and better to use Farmer or others to mop it up. Let’s all hope together that this isn’t a choice Bell has to make too often.

  22. MK

    My God it was one game. These guys are human. I’m sure no one posting here ever had a bad day at work. These players have the same problems we all do. Sleep bad, or eat something bad, have an argument with wife. Who knows, I don’t. It was one game the only meltdown is happening here.

    • west larry

      The reds can still win the series. Castillo isn’t pitching this series.

    • Optimist

      Exactly – I had some in game comments, and it was a stinker, and there were some boneheaded moves (which are chronic and concerning), but they only used 3 pitchers, they showed flashes against, arguably, the M’s best pitcher, and the schedule still sets up nicely. The rainout vs. the Brewers may prove serendipitous later in the season, and Thursday is an off day. Win series, avoid losing streaks, and no panic should go a long way.

      • LarkinPhillips

        From the optimist standpoint, even 1 of next 2 makes this a 4-2 road trip and a success this early in the year.

    • Mauired

      Just one game but unfortunately for Bell game number 50 in his managerial career that ended in Reds L that he just decided to wait a little too long to pull the struggling starter. I understand you need more than two innings from Montas but it was obvious he was imploding when he had 30 pitches no outs. Admittedly, he looked much better in the second with a 123 inning. But it was back to imploding in the 3rd. He walked the 1st batter and looked horrible. We all saw what was coming. If he was pulled there instead of staying in to give up another home run, you have a 3-1 game with Martinez pitching. It would have been completely different ballgame. Martinez ended up giving up just one run and getting Reds to seventh while Reds scored more. By the time Farmer came in score should have been 4-3 instead of 6-3 and they probably don’t bring in their worst pitcher to get smashed for 3 more runs.

      Reds played poorly in all facets and probably lose the game anyway. But Bell made sure their chances of a comeback were greatly diminished. And he has a knack for doing that.

      Part of the reason since he’s been hired he’s seen 23 teams make the playoffs while he’s sitting at home with the rest of us.

      • LarkinPhillips

        The second inning may look better because it was a 1-2-3 inning. However, watching the game, the first batter hit a hard line drive, the 2nd and third he fell behind to both. The second one was called out on a clear ball and Julio Rodriguez expanded the zone drastically on 2 straight balls not near the zone. The eye test told you Montas didn’t “find anything” in the 2nd inning, he only had better outcomes than the first.

      • Mauired

        Yeah but I’ve said this before. Is it necessary for all those comebacks because Bell has a knack for leaving his starters in a batter or two too many and putting the team in the hole to begin with? How many times does Bell wait until two runners in and then the home run and then pull the pitcher? Why not bring in a fresh arm to try to stay in the lead? I’ve seen it many times including last night.

        One of his main responsibilities is to find a way to get 27 outs and the least amount of runs given up. Last night was a perfect example of his lack of feel. If he would have pulled Montas after the second or even after the walk to lead off inning he needs 3 outs that ending. He made a choice instead to leave him in to give up 2 run homer and then pull the guy. Still needs 3 outs. But Reds pretty much lost the game at that point. They were not going to score 6 or more runs off Kirby. It’s not isolated. It’s how he manages on a almost nightly basis. Wait until the damage is done and then make the substitution. Hence the need for comebacks. He’s just a slow stubborn guy.

      • BK

        Pulling the starting pitcher in the third inning may be the best option, but it’s the best of bad choices. What’s the winning probability for an MLB team whose starter only records six outs and isn’t an “opener?”

      • Mauired

        Yeah it was a difficult choice to pull the pitcher so early.

        I don’t put all the blame on Bell for the lost. Mostly goes to Montas. Farmer helped. Fraley’s rally killer at 3rd. Benson’s gaffe in center. But Bell gets credit for the nail in the coffin leaving Montas in for the homer in the 3rd.

        Players deserve credit for losing the ballgame but Bell was right there with them and deserves his fair share.

      • Rob

        Awkward situation. Do you leave your ace out there for 4-5 innings and possibly injure his arm? (I suspect most teams would.). Or do you opt for 2 of your long men and try to get 6-7 innings out of them and probably burn them until Thursday? Bells decision shows he expected the Reds to fight back and get back in the game. Given that Kirby didn’t look like anything special, I tend to agree with the decision. Let’s get Game 1 and worry about 2 and 3 later. Right decision but wrong results.Seattle is weak hitting also so it is very reasonable to expect Greene to give 6-7 innings tonite. If he doesn’t, then again I see that as a whole another matter.

        Sooner, rather than later, Bell and Krall are going to have to assess the adequacy of the Red’s offense for winning 90 games, or whatever the expectation is after spending $50+M this winter. My own opinion is that with the injuries is that we are probably deficient and still need that big RH outfield bat. Krall’s action or inaction will tell us whether he agrees or whether he thinks we have enough as is.

      • Mauired

        Yeah I think they are one big DH clean up hitter away from being a more complete offense. Guys that should be on the radar
        JD Martinez
        Pete Alonso
        Tyler Oneil
        Josh Bell

  23. VaRedsFan

    Mariners 5 starters:

    Castillo 21.2 IP – 4 walks
    Gilbert 20.1 IP – 3 Walks
    Kirby 20.1 IP – 2 Walks
    Miller 18.1 IP – 6 Walks
    Hancock 14.2 IP – 2 Walks

    94 innings – 17 walks

    Reds Starters – 90 innings – 26 walks

    Throw money at their pitching coach. DJ’s pitchers have a history of allowing more free passes than most every team in the league.
    27th last year
    Dead last in 2022
    Dead last in 2021

    2nd fewest in 2024
    2nd fewest in 2023
    9th fewest in 2022
    7th fewest in 2021

    Stop acting like DJ is some sort of pitching guru.

    • Indy Red Man

      Well alot of cause/effect comes into play with those numbers.

      Seattle is one of the top 2-3 pitchers parks (I think?) in the game while Gabp is one of the 2-3 worst. You see what happened to Baltimore after they moved their fences back 35+ feet. 398 to left-center the other day when I watched a Oriole highlight

  24. PTBNL

    Hey guys, it was #42’s fault. If 42 would have played better, we would have won! Full stop. Period!

  25. DaveCT

    I was at the game and, first thing, it was COLD. And it wasn’t exactly a “dry heat” type of cold, either, with the park next to Puget Sound and that maritime chill. Definitely a hot soup game.

    Random notes.

    My favorite scene of the game was Elly and Rod talking at 2B after Rodriguez’ double. Two young stars on their way to becoming some of the faces of baseball is a good thing to see and is good for the game. Not to knock Benson, because he is doing his best (more below), but JRod can really play CF. His catch on Steers’ shot into the RC gap pretty much ended the Reds comeback, as did Polanco’s great play at 2B. CF defense really matters. And Elly’s sliding catch was just ridiculous and had the crowd buzzing.

    Martinez was really pitching. I was impressed with how well he changed speeds, in one sequence going from 77 mph to 91 and back to 84. Made his fastball look extra quick. Where Kirby’s fastball had lots of life, Montas’ just had no zip at all. He was at 92 with a rare 93 or perhaps a 94, but he didn’t or couldn’t reach for his 96 when he needed it. It happens. See above cold. I will add that having Martinez in the pen when a young, inconsistent staff looks like we’ll have a nice weapon.

    Will Benson is a big guy. I was hoping for one of his near trademark doubles down the line and he delivered. Guy can really fly. CES is a big guy, too, and really busts it on the base paths. Speaking of big guys who can fly, the M’s RF Luke Raley can run, as well. I hope you.noticed him busting down the 1B line for his bunt single but he was like a locomotive. In addition, I was hoping Maile made it into the game so the announcer would have to say Luke Maile, Luke Raley and Jake Fraley on a shivering type of night. Baseball. Jake Fraley was received warmly by the M’s crowd, by the way, who also gave their rookie a standing O for his first ML hit.

    Graham Ashcraft was the first to stop and sign autographs at the dugout and was incredibly gracious, saying thank you to each fan and to the grouping when someone said ‘Great game the other night.” Kind of polar opposite from the fiery competitor on the mound. And for what it’s worth, both Freddy Benavides and David Bell came over to sign things as well.

    • Tom Diesman

      Good stuff, thanks for sharing!

    • VaRedsFan

      Great insights on the game. Thanks for sharing behind enemy lines.

      • DaveCT

        You are welcome. It runs in the family. Fun fact. My dad was an Army Air Corps combat photographer in WWII. He flew 22 combat missions out of North Africa and Italy, and had assorted other assignments such as the assassination of Mussolini. One mission was behind enemy lines in what was then Yugoslavia, with Tito’s partisans. Dude stole Tito’s white leather riding gloves off his desk as well as snuck a camera in under his uniform and snapped a pic through his shirt when meeting Pope Pious with the brass. Pious is glaring at him in the photo. Though very open about his war history, it was only at the end of his life that he told two stories, one at the liberation of Bucharest when the partisans marched the SS through town and out to a field. The other with Tito’s partisans when on a mission. They didn’t like the SS either. He was shot down over the Adriatic Sea, floated for 36 hours. And, for one of his 4 Purple Hearts, as a kid he told me he had a crash landing — only thing was, he and his buddies were out in Tunisia looking at ruins and drove by a villa that had grape vines. The driver hit the brakes, as he was certain they’d have wine, and my dad was thrown from the jeep. Crash landing. He was a long suffering Cubs fan, so that, too is in the blood.

      • BK

        @Dave, thanks for the game insights and even more for sharing your Dad’s history–truly amazing!!!

    • greenmtred

      Yes, thanks Dave. Start time is past my bedtime and your account took some of the sting out of missing the game in its entirety.

      • Mauired

        You were lucky to miss last night.

      • DaveCT

        My pleasure. Wish I was going back tonight to see Hunter (who I had anticipated seeing last night before rainouts and Lodolo.

  26. Michael B. Green

    I just revisited the site since last night and missed everything! A smart toilet?!? Great thread fellas! 🙂

  27. Mark Moore

    This is the kind of game you just have to wipe off the books and do a full, hard reset. The temperature was definitely a factor for Frankie, but you can’t dwell on it.

    Let’s go get ’em tonight! I’m good until about 10:15 EDT. Just hope I get to see more than 1 inning.

  28. Mark A Verticchio

    What kind of line up tonight, no Candy, no Fraley, hurt? and no Stephenson. With Greene pitching I don’t like the chances. The problem is had Freidl, McLain and Marte been on the squad the depth would have been Bell proof. He doesn’t realize the depth isn’t what it could have been. I think if he was going to play Espinal or Fairchild the first one to have the night off should have been India. Oh well let’s hope for a win no matter the line up.

  29. Mark A Verticchio

    Candy sick, my fault, still would like Fraley in line up.