Cincinnati managed just two hits last night and both came from Elly De La Cruz. Tonight the Reds will be looking to improve upon that as they face off against the Baltimore Orioles and try to even up the series. Update: The game has been pushed back. New first pitch is set for 7:05pm ET.

Starting Lineup

Baltimore Orioles

Cincinnati Reds

Gunnar Henderson – SS Jonathan India – 2B
Adley Rutschman – DH Elly De La Cruz – SS
Ryan Mountcastle – 1B Spencer Steer – LF
Anthony Santander – RF Tyler Stephenson – C
Jordan Westburg – 3B Christian Encarnacion-Strand – 1B
Jorge Mateo – 2B Jeimer Candelario – DH
Cedric Mullins – CF Santiago Espinal – 3B
James McCann – C Will Benson – RF
Ryan McKenna – LF Stuart Fairchild – CF
John Means – LHP Andrew Abbott – LHP

Starting Pitchers

Pitcher IP ERA WHIP BB% K%
Andrew Abbott 33.0 3.27 1.12 8.2% 20.1%
John Means (2023) 23.2 2.66 0.72 4.5% 11.4%
Links: Andrew Abbott’s Stats | John Means’ Stats

Andrew Abbott

In his last outing, Andrew Abbott had what was his worst outing of the season as he allowed four runs in 5.1 innings to the Rangers. He didn’t walk a batter but did give up two home runs for the second time in three starts.

The splits for Abbott this season don’t show much of a difference in average or on-base percentage. But right-handed hitters are hitting for a lot of power against him when they do get hits, while lefties don’t have an extra-base hit against him this season. Teams are stacking righties in their lineups as he’s faced more than three times as many right-handed hitters as he has lefties this season.


RHH 104 20 7 1 5 10 20 .213 .289 .468
LHH 30 6 0 0 0 1 7 .214 .267 .214

Pitch Usage

4-seam Slider Curve Change
Velo 93.3 82.5 80.7 85.5
Usage 54% 17% 13% 16%

John Means

It’s been a tough couple of years for John Means. He underwent Tommy John surgery in 2022 and has thrown just 31.2 innings since then, including none in 2024. Given that he has barely pitched at all over the last two-and-a-half seasons, we’re not sharing his splits because they aren’t all that useful at this point in time. His velocity is down nearly 3 MPH from where he was in 2020 and more than 2 MPH from where he was in 2021.

Pitch Usage (AAA Rehab in 2024)

4-seam Curve Slider Change
Velo 91.1 77.1 83.1 82.3
Usage 54% 10% 9% 27%

When and Where

  • Game time: 6:40pm ET
  • Where: Great American Ball Park
  • Watch: Bally Sports Ohio,
  • Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
  • Forecast: 71°, cloudy, 50% chance of rain

News and Notes

Mike Ford officially released

After taking his op-out, the Reds had to decide whether or not to add Mike Ford to the big league club. They decided not to and this afternoon granted him his outright release.

Division Standings

Team W L GB
Milwaukee 20 11
Chicago 19 14 2.0
Cincinnati 16 16 4.5
St. Louis 15 17 5.5
Pittsburgh 14 19 7.0

164 Responses

    • CI3J

      Weather radar shows there might be a few small patches of rain, but mostly looks clear.

  1. Mike W

    20% of the season is now over and we’ve won as many as we’ve lost.
    Totally unrelated is the fact that half the teams in baseball have done better, and half the teams have done worse (than our .500).
    .500 is better than Bell’s career .469 “winning” record, and obviously we would not make the playoffs again IF the season ended right now — for the 6th year in a row under Bell.
    I understand our owner Bob Castellini purchased the Reds for $270M
    In 2006 (18 years ago) and is one of, if not the least wealthy MLB team owner. Perhaps he would consider selling the team now to a more wealthy individual who would say to Bell “thanks for trying for 6 years, but it’s time for a change.” Or maybe we’ll start playing .625 baseball between now and the All Star game and be in the thick of things?! Im watching the Kentucky Derby pregame right now and I would have to say the odds of either happening are 20-1 against.

    • CI3J

      There is an argument that can be made about Bell not have enough good players to be successful during his 6 years, but one thing that absolutely grinds my gears about Bell’s teams is the lack of fundamentals.

      No matter if you have good players or bad players, at least play the game the right way and cleanly. I get so sick of the constant defensive miscues, TOOTBLANS, and lack of discipline of Bell’s teams, and that’s 100% on the manager. If you’re going to lose, at least don’t beat yourself. The Reds simply give away too many games each year under Bell that they could have won with better execution.

  2. JB

    Back in 1910 the mighty White Sox hit .211 as a team and set the modern day record. If you remember, our boys in 2020 made a gallant effort of breaking that record but ended up with a .212 average. Will this be the year we finally break through and defeat those darn White Sox? Plenty of competition out there this year with the A’s ,White Sox and maybe the Mariners could do us in and grasp the golden egg of being the worst hitting team in the modern era.

  3. RedsGettingBetter

    the game is delay right now

  4. ksdavis

    SO the radar shows no rain and most of the rain is east of Cincinnati. Is it actually raining at the ballpark or is another of those we think it might rain?

  5. CI3J

    The Chicago White Sox is in rain delay right now.

    Score is 6-5, it’s the bottom of the 10th, bases loaded, and 2 outs.

    Seriously, they couldn’t just let them try to finish that before calling the rain delay?

    • CI3J

      Chicago White Sox/St. Louis game, I meant to say.

  6. Mike W

    Kentucky Derby starts in 2 minutes. Watching that then back to our Red’s game — which one way or another I think our guys can win tonight! Bunt and take some pitches. Let’s go Reds!

  7. Mark Moore

    Abbott to the mound and it’s time to KICK THIS PIG!!!

    Hope somebody found Jobu and he brought some woken up bats along.

  8. Tom Mitsoff

    That was a FANTASTIC job by Abbott! First two reach, but he dominated the remainder of the inning.

  9. RedsGettingBetter

    Good bounceback from Abbott after 2 lead off hits

  10. Mark Moore

    Game flipped to the TV screen in my room here in “the Great White North”. Abbott worked out of that little jam and that pop-up foul from India was almost a bit disastrous for the O’s.

    C’mon, Elly. Let’s get this going.

  11. LarkinPhillips

    It would be great to see the Reds make an adjustment and hit the ball to opposite field tonight, rather than roll over ground balls and strikeout all night again.

  12. RedsGettingBetter

    Nothing new in the first for the Reds… EDLC chasing ball four …

  13. Roger Garrett

    We are who we are until we make the adjustments.Their pitcher will try to do exactly what the guy did last night.Hard stuff in and slow stuff away so this team has to wait and wait and hit the ball the other way or its the same as last night or any night against a lefty for the Reds.I believe they will get it but just can’t get 10 games or so down in the standings which looks closer then ever right now.

  14. Mark Moore

    Nice 2nd inning from Abbott.

    Could I make a request of our boyz that they back him with some crooked numbers … just a little bit … for a change … 😮

  15. Mark A Verticchio

    How long can these miserable at bats continue until someone takes the fall?

  16. Mark Moore

    Had to work a little extra, but CES made a great play to end the threat. Tough hop for Elly on that first one. I’m thinking it stays a hit.

  17. Ted Alfred

    Here in Columbus the game just basically completely went out on Spectrum… anybody else having th e same problem?

  18. RedsGettingBetter

    This game is going thru the same way as yesterday’s… Abbott escaping from the jams but with a high pitch count as Greene also did yesterday , the Reds offense completely cold so far

    • Jason Franklin

      Probably because the Reds’ have no confidence in the offense and are pitching “tight.”

      • Roger Garrett

        Yep.PItchers know it and so does the other team.

  19. Ted Alfred

    I just checked the other Bally’s channels in Columbus on Spectrum and all three of them are out…good ole Bally’s…wonderful. all the other Stectrum channels are fine

  20. JB

    India going the other way. How is that possible?

  21. JA

    No way Reds or any other team win a game without scoring. Have they told to reach 1st base at least?

  22. Reddawg2012

    Where have I seen a game like this before?

  23. JB

    Dang. That homer probably is the game. 2 runs is a lot .

  24. Reddawg2012

    It’s extremely unfortunate that the pitching has to be perfect in order to have any chance of winning. Have to imagine that takes a toll on the pitchers at a certain point.

  25. Mark A Verticchio

    Nothing is going to change until somebody steps up and starts taking accountability.

    • Jason Franklin

      Good luck with that. They should but won’t. They will just make excuses and say it’s a learning process.

  26. Jason T.

    Are we going to score? Anytime soon?
    The one hit was a blooper. This is abysmal.
    Abbott can deal all night, minus one pitch, and it still won’t matter at this rate.

  27. David

    Abbott 75 pitches through 4 innings.

    Means, for the Orioles, has 44 pitches through 3 innings (heading into the bottom of the fourth).

    This single run may be too much of a hill for this team to climb right now. Maybe somebody runs into one and hits it out. I mean, the heart of the Reds order is coming up in the bottom of the fourth…….


  28. Mark A Verticchio

    What’s sad is most people on here think this game is over.

    • Jason T.

      I mean given our offense ineptitude recently, can you blame them/us/me?

  29. David

    Heart of the order

    Six pitches, 3 outs. CES strikes out on a pitch out of the zone.

    I mean, really.

  30. Tom Mitsoff

    17 consecutive scoreless innings from the offense.

    • Jason T.

      And zero signs of that changing…
      The swings, the approach, nothing screams effort.
      This is an overall opinion. Not indicative of every player (Elly).

      • Tom Mitsoff

        They’re all pressing, and that is a big contributor. But the underlying truth is that there are not many proven big-league hitters on this team. It seems like what we’re watching is developmental year #2 for many of these players. I made the mistake of thinking that what we saw last year from Benson and CES in particular was something we could count on / expect this year, and that certainly is not the case so far.

    • Jason T.

      You’re not the only one who felt like that. I was counting on them building upon, not regressing like this.

  31. Dennis Westrick

    Again, the Reds hitting, or lack thereof, is almost comical! The one (1) run allowed by Abbott is probably all Baltimore needs!

  32. Roger Garrett

    Yep and thats bad but they aren’t even competing at the plate.They just hack in the dugout all the way through the at bat and our pitcher can’t even set down.Just swing swing swing.

  33. dimondfvr

    Reds Pitchers can not afford to make any mistakes unfortunately.

    • Jason T.

      And they’ve gotta know that too which can’t be fun for them.
      Pitchers are doing their part.

  34. LarkinPhillips

    Reds clearly have a game plan, swing at every pitch.

    • Tom Mitsoff

      When the opposing pitcher pounds the strike zone with strikes, it renders this team helpless. Maybe that is true in most cases when it occurs, but we’re seeing it very clearly when it happens to the Reds.

      • Ted Alfred

        This pitcher’s stuff isn’t even any good and he’s completely shutting them down. This same P will probably get knocked around by decent hitting teams

      • JA

        In old school, when facing a verybdominant pitcher, the manager used to ask for a bunt, to move the pitcher or making him feel a bir uncomfortable…
        Need to do something… yell at the umpire and being ejected… something

  35. DK in Erie PA

    CES sure looks like a AAA slugger

  36. CI3J

    Everyone seems to be pressing at the plate. This is the time for the manager to step in and talk to the players behind the scenes, to try to get them to relax.

    Obviously, we have no idea what, if anything, Bell is doing behind the scenes, but it doesn’t seem to be working very well, whatever it is.

    • DK in Erie PA

      Does Bell then get credit for Elly’s performance?

      • CI3J

        No, because Elly is a once-in-a-generation talent.

        I actually suspect Elly would be even better with a better manager.

    • Mark Moore

      I’m with you. We absolutely don’t know, but it does seem we would see something different if Bell were “rocking the boat” in any closed-door sessions. All I can see (like you said) is guys continuing to press.

  37. RedsGettingBetter

    REally pathetic this offense… Embarrassing , disappointing, ashaming…

  38. DK in Erie PA

    Think Benson misses Joey in dugout? Think it’s a coincidence?

    • Tom Mitsoff

      At some point Benson has to figure it out on his own.

      • Mark Moore


        Either that, or he won’t be in The Show for long anywhere.

  39. Mark Moore

    Kind of wasted a good start from Abbott. Not a perfect or stellar one, but a good one. Can’t win even a no-no if you don’t hit and score.

    And now is Martinez hobbled?

  40. Jason Franklin

    I think the league has caught up with the Reds young hitters. Last year was fun during the summer, but then there was the excuse that the team got tired which led to losses. Now, the team is not making corrections at the plate and have no plan, either, when up there. It’s just swing, swing and swing for the fences. They need to do something to spark them. Fire someone. Send some guys down to AAA. The front office needs to act like it knows what it is doing this year.

    • Tom Mitsoff

      Until CES stops chasing pitches way out of the zone, major league pitchers will continue eating him up.

      • Jason Franklin

        Him, Benson, Candelerio… who else? It is just disappointing. I hope that once Friedl gets back that puts some spark into the team, but it is not fair to put that pressure on a guy coming off a injury.

      • RedsGettingBetter

        Is this a bad hitting coach work? Or Is it just a thing of CES?

  41. Dennis Westrick

    Tinker Bell has thrown in the towel and raised the white flag by bringing in Martinez!

    • Jason Franklin

      Sometimes I wonder if he just has a set plan before the game, and no matter what is happening, he just puts it on autopilot.

    • TR

      And Martinez pitches two hitless, scoreless innings.

  42. Mark A Verticchio

    Right now this is easily the worst hitting team in all of baseball. Looks like 16 and 17 after tonight. It’s not only that they aren’t scoring but the outs are so routine and easy it’s almost hard to watch. Bell looks lost and doesn’t have a clue what to do, even, to be fair this has to fall on the players. This may be a last place team and the General Manager is to blame as much if not more than Bell.

    • Jason Franklin

      I don’t think I have seen the team this bad in a long time. I know they are being “forced” to play guys like Benson against lefties when he shouldn’t be hitting against them right now. I am still confused why they didn’t call up Ford and send some of these guys down for other players. Try to spark it up.

      • Jason T.

        Exactly my thoughts! If something isn’t working, change it. Try something or someone else. Clearly that wasn’t a consideration. It’s extremely disappointing and frustrating to us fans.

  43. Mark Moore

    Not a terrible thought, Stewie. But you can’t bunt it basically right at the pitcher and get away with it.

    • Matt McWax

      Think of all the fun things Brett Butler could have done this spring.

  44. GreatRedLegsFan

    How much more to deal with Candelario in the lineup? What a sell out.

    • Jason Franklin

      I am starting to wonder if he is injured or something? Or just not prepared? Do guys still watch tape before games to see how a pitcher might attack them (ie Gwynn, Votto)? Man, the team really needs some actual hitters up here. I wish guys like Stewart and Hurtubise were ready to be called up. Maybe even Dunn.

  45. Mark Moore

    Hustle followed by a TOOTBLAN … that’s definitely pressing.

  46. Mark Moore

    So we just hold our collective breath until TJ comes back and hope he’s the catalyst that gets the boyz back on track?

    At this point, I’m not even sure I want to book that weekend up in DC. Hotel costs are a little steep.

    • Jason Franklin

      They need to take a chance, roll the dice. Bring up Dunn and Friedl at the same time. Send down or cut some guys to make room. An outfield with Dunn and Friedl in it is a very good start to a good one.

  47. LarkinPhillips

    This is miserable baseball to watch. No energy, same results over and over and over. You would think it was the dog days of summer. Not 30ish games into the season.

    • Mark Moore

      It’s the stuff Cletes are made from this season.

  48. Mark A Verticchio

    I think we have come to realize they are not going to score tonight. Oh well, maybe they will score a run Sunday, but don’t count on it.

  49. Old-school

    This is a fundamentally flawed baseball team that cant hit or compete-in the strike zone and bell just says run yourself out of innings

    I got your back

  50. Mark Moore

    CES is putting on a fielding clinic today.

    • Jason T.

      He’s hustling defensively. He’s been doing a very nice job in the field.

  51. Reddawg2012

    I’m at the point where I need to stop scheduling my days around watching Reds games. They are not fun and it’s not healthy for me lol

    • Jeremiah

      Yeah definitely probably not! They’ll have better days in the future. I’m glad I don’t have the Bally Network or Season tickets when they’re playing like this though.

  52. Jeremiah

    It’s one thing if you lose, but the Reds are kind of in one of those funks where I feel like they got last year too late in the summer where the offense was so bad that you just feel like they literally have no chance to come back when down a 2-0, 3-1 etc.

    Someone else said it, but I hope Friedl doesn’t feel the pressure to try to lift the whole team. Twins just won 12 in a row after being 7-13 so who knows, such a long year, but pretty concerning this many guys hitting below or around .200, makes you almost wonder about the hitting philosophy, coach, etc.

    • Mark Moore

      Yeah … I was thinking a 2-run deficit feels more like 10 runs tonight … again … 😮

  53. Gpod

    What makes these games even harder to watch is listening to Larkin ….everything is a great idea….everything is a great play…everything is a great pitch….he really brings nothing to a broadcast except that he’s “Barry Larkin”

    • Daytonnati

      Sadak tried to throw some criticism at India for the TOOTBLAN, but Barry was there covering butt.

    • Mark Moore

      He’s got the unique talent of being able to make Sadak worse in the TV booth. And that takes TaLEnt I tell ya!!! 😛

  54. Mark A Verticchio

    Well the only good news I can find is that St. Louis lost to the mighty White Sox so the Reds will stay in front of them for another day.

  55. Old-school

    This offense is historically BAD

    Terrible offense

    India and stephenson and ces and candelario and fairchild are failing

  56. Hanawi

    By the end of the year last year, McLain and Marte were probably the two best hitters on the team. The Espinal and Candelario replacements were never going to be able to keep up. They got a nice jump from Elly, but Benson and CES have regressed. Steer is in a big funk since his hot start and everyone else is pretty much replacement-level at this point, including Stephenson.

  57. Mark A Verticchio

    Look at the expressions on the players faces down 2 – 0 in the 7th and you can tell they know it’s over.

  58. Moon

    The worst hitting average on the Baltimore lineup (.202) is higher than 5 of the guys on the Reds lineup. And two of the remaining for are really not much better (.214 and .216).

  59. Mike W

    It’s time to call Toronto and get Joey back to manage the Reds. There is no emotion from Bell at all. The TV doesn’t catch him doing anything except telling Abbott he was done. Joey knows hitting. Our pitching is fine, our hitting sucks. Swinging at crap off speed. At least Fairchild tried a bunt just now. Bunting back to the pitcher isn’t how it’s done though. Bring Joey back. He’ll stress making contact. Also practice and trying bunting daily. We are so predictable right now chasing pitches. Not disciplined. Off balanced swings making us look horrible. Professional hitters have balanced swings. Make contact. Hit liners. Not desperate lunges. Joey would demand that. Bell is emotionless. Sad. Maybe some player in our dugout will kick some butt. I know it’s tough, but change is needed. You know what they say about not changing (aka doing the same thing) and expecting different results! Or, let’s hope for 4 home runs starting in the bottom of the 7th!

  60. Moon

    Only two runs down. It only takes a couple of hits, as unrealistic as that seems right no, it is doable. Lets go guys.

  61. Erik the Red

    When you are below mediocre like the Reds have been these last 25 years it is a total failure from ownership to player development in the minor leagues or top to bottom. Not sure we are even going to be a .500 team this year. We only have one player that is above average right now. We need three or four offensive players to become dudes in the next three years or else it is over.

  62. Jeremiah

    I’m always waiting/hoping for India to get back to that Rookie of the Year type hitter, and Stephenson to 21-22 when he had an OBP above .360.

  63. Gpod

    Have the reds ever not scored a run in an entire 3 game series? We could be watching history because it may happen this weekend

    • Doug Hart

      Happened in the 2020 playoffsc against the Braves, didn’t it?

  64. Jason T.

    This pitching staff is dealing overall.
    I feel bad that their efforts have gone to waste.

  65. Harry Stoner

    The Mystery that is Sims continues.

  66. Mike W

    I like your attitude Moon, but even if we score 3 that will lose most games in MLB. Our last 6 batters are hitting a combined .191. The season is now 20% over. If they hit .300 over the next 32 games they’ll bring their averages up to .245. They need an infusion of knowledge and emotion right now. manager must go.

    What? Announcer said this team is in the worst scoring draught in 60 years! And as long as we’ve played in this stadium! More justification for changing our manager.

    We know our players are better than this. And we know no one changes half a team. They change the manager. It’s a business after all.

  67. Jeremiah

    I gotta say…I was all for the Candelario signing, and I liked the Espinal move. I was right there with Krall on those. So far, not working out too well.

    Espinal is a .266 career hitter, .325 OBP career in over 1000 at bats. Why are all these guys so vastly underperforming their career numbers?

  68. Mark A Verticchio

    That is piss poor coaching swinging at that 0 – 2 pitch. Oh my God I am going to be sick.

  69. Doc4uk

    As an organization the best group for hitting potential are in Dayton at high A . So unfortunately help is not in the horizon

    • Erik the Red

      You are correct there is virtually no offensive prospects in AA or AAA.

  70. Mark A Verticchio

    I don’t know guys that we thought would hit this year are not, granted 3 of them have not played an inning.

  71. Jeremiah

    I suspected some of the second year guys would struggle but was not sure who. A little surprised CES has been not very good. I think you’d almost consider sending him to Triple A after a few more weeks of struggling.

  72. LarkinPhillips

    Fraley walk, india walk, elly walk off. Book it. (Trying positivity)

  73. Mark Moore

    I forgot it’s Chicken Man Kimbrell … that alone give me some hope.

    • Mark Moore

      It’s probably just me, but I find the “wing thing” annoying.

  74. LDS

    Wow, on the verge of consecutive shutouts and again no walks. Krall needs to make big changes and now not later – players, coaches, managers, you name it.

    • Harry Stoner

      I’m sure he’s going to get right on it.

      • LDS

        Nah Harry, they’re making money. Winning is secondary

      • Harry Stoner

        @LDS That was said entirely in jest…..

      • LDS

        Maybe he’ll surprise us all and get right on it.

  75. Jeremiah

    My positive post…Great pitching tonight…Abbott hasn’t been dominant like when he first came up last year, but he’s just solid. If he’s like your #4 or #5 that’s a pretty good staff.

    I like Martinez. Not great ERA, but his versatility should help over a whole season. Moll was a good pickup last year. The bullpen I think is above average, not amazing, but I’d say top half of the NL which is helpful for the long run.

  76. Tom Mitsoff

    I sure hope Fraley doesn’t try to steal.

  77. Jeremiah

    Reds showing some life in the 9th!

  78. Tom Mitsoff

    Now you might send the runners if Kimbrel doesn’t look their way.

  79. Jeremiah

    MLB Gameday shows Kimbrel throwing a knuckle curve vs. De La Cruz 4 straight pitches for the strikeout, didn’t know many guys throwing those. 425 career saves, pretty crazy Kimbrel has been around a long time.

  80. RedsMonk65

    REDS SCORE! Miracles never cease. Now, just one more….

  81. LarkinPhillips

    We scored! We scored! Tis a miracle!

  82. Melvin

    Steer comes through with one RBI. Need at least one more to keep it going.

  83. Mark Moore

    I really love seeing a “top end closer” like Kimbrell implode. Just hope we can nail him for another … but wait … he doesn’t trust Kimbrell to finish this.

    Just a medium fly ball ties it, TySteve. You can do that.

  84. LDS

    Alright the scoreless innings streak has been broken. How about the winless May streak?

  85. Mike W

    Fingers crossed for Elly right now!!!

  86. LarkinPhillips

    Not sure if removing Kimbrel is the right move, but Bell would never remove Diaz with only 18 pitches. Interesting strategy by Baltimore. Eye test tells you Kimbrel did not have it though.

  87. LarkinPhillips

    Steer has to be to be going. Stephenson is a ground ball machine.

  88. Daytonnati

    Terrible umps taketh, terrible umps giveth.

    • LarkinPhillips

      It was a strike. But catcher was set up inside and it dotted the outside corner. Not often you get that called a strike. Right now I will take it lol

  89. Melvin

    We’ll take that bad call by the ump. lol TS should have been Kd.

  90. JB

    Turn it back on to see the boys making it interesting. Come on CES

  91. Tom Mitsoff

    Cano is going to pick at the edges to try to get CES to chase.

  92. Daytonnati

    Candy can make some major amends here.

  93. Jeremiah

    Well, Reds showed some life, just couldn’t get the big hit there. Sounds like Cano has a nasty sinker. Hopefully scoring wakes the offense up for tomorrow.

  94. JB

    Who can ruin a comeback? The candy man. The Candy Man can.

  95. LDS

    And the Candyman can’t. Yeah, no chance that Ford could have helped this team.

  96. Mark Moore

    And that’s why we can’t have nice things …

    At least we scored. I suppose that’s something. Tough loss for Abbott.

    Night, all.

    Oh … and STINK!!! FISH!!! POT!!!!!!

    • Melvin

      “STINK!!! FISH!!! POT!!!!!!”

      I got ya Major Burns. 😉

  97. LarkinPhillips

    Orioles tried to lose the game and Reds couldn’t capitalize. Is there a different hitting coach who could work with CES and Candy? Those two are lost at the plate.

    • Doc

      You have got to be kidding! Hitting coach?

  98. Dennis Westrick

    Baltimore tried to give the Reds the win! But, No! We didn’t take it! Such generous hosts we are!

  99. Jeremiah

    A lot of guys stepped up in the ninth there, Fraley, Steer, Stephenson, India…hopefully a bit of catalyst to get things going offensively.

    • LarkinPhillips

      I’d bet money we don’t get over 500 again this year. If we lose tomorrow we won’t get back to 500 all year.

  100. Doc

    Tough loss. Hung in there against the best team in the league.

    Solid SP, though AA has to figure out how to keep the ball in the park.

    Solid RP to give them a chance.

    Offense didn’t quit, period. The Reds had two on, none out, and EDLC batting. Couldn’t have wanted a better situation, but pitchers win 2/3 of the time against .300 hitters, and tonight was one of the 2/3.

    Baltimore has been drafting and building more years than this Reds overhaul. The Reds should be right there in 2025-6, though I’m not giving up on 2024. Reinforcements start to arrive this week with Friedl.

  101. Ted Alfred

    CES has definitely been the biggest disappointment for me this year. I really thought he would be a hell of a lot better, but he’s just been a gigantic disappointment at the plate in a lot of big spots. He needs to be dropped to 7th or 8th in the order until he figures it out… leaving way too many Runners on base in big spots throughout the year so far. May schedule is brutal and this team doesn’t look like they’re ready for it

  102. Jason T.

    Once again the pitching does their job only to be letdown and embarrassed by the offense.
    The Orioles have a very good team and our pitchers give up 5 runs in 18 innings only to have the offense muster 1 run.
    Much like my first marriage, what a disappointment.