The Cincinnati Reds were able to hang on for the win on Saturday evening. Today they will go for a 4-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs. First pitch this afternoon is scheduled for 1:40pm ET. The game today is MLB.tv’s Free Game of the Day (out of market only).

Starting Lineup

Chicago Cubs

Cincinnati Reds

Mike Tauchman – RF Stuart Fairchild – RF
Seiya Suzuki – DH Elly De La Cruz – SS
Cody Bellinger – 1B Jeimer Candelario – 1B
Christopher Morel – 3B Spencer Steer – DH
Ian Happ – LF Jonathan India – 2B
Dansby Swanson – SS Santiago Espinal – 3B
Michael Busch – 2B TJ Friedl – CF
Pete Crow-Armstrong – CF Luke Maile – C
Miguel Amaya – C Blake Dunn – LF
Shota Imanaga – LHP Frankie Montas – RHP

Starting Pitchers

Pitcher IP ERA WHIP BB K
Frankie Montas 54.0 4.00 1.28 20 42
Shota Imanaga 62.1 1.88 1.04 10 65
Links: Frankie Montas’ Stats | Shota Imanaga’s Stats

Frankie Montas

The last time Frankie Montas took the mound he carried a no-hitter deep into the game in Colorado before giving up a single. It was the only hit he allowed in his 7.0 innings that also saw him strike out a season high nine batters.

The splits for Montas are quite big. He’s been really good against right-handed hitters. They are hitting just .198, not walking, and they aren’t hitting for power. Left-handed hitters have found fare more success. They are hitting .275, drawing walks at a solid clip, making contact at a good rate, and showing a bit of power, too. He has pitched better at home, though, with an OPS 136 points lower and an ERA of 3.34.

Splits

Split PA H 2B 3B HR BB K AVG OBP SLG
RHH 108 19 4 0 2 8 22 .192 .259 .293
LHH 124 30 6 0 5 12 20 .275 .363 .468

Pitch Usage

4-seam 2-seam Cutter Slider Split
Velo 95.4 94.4 90.0 85.2 85.8
Usage 35% 16% 16% 12% 21%

Shota Imanaga

More than half of the earned runs given up by Shota Imanage came in his start on May 29th against Milwaukee when the Brewers scored seven runs against him in 4.1 innings. In his other 10 starts he’s given up six earned runs in 58.0 innings (0.93 ERA). He returned from that start in Milwaukee and allowed one earned, but was charged with four unearned runs while completing just 4.1 innings for his second straight outing.

Teams aren’t sending many left-handed batters to the plate against Imanaga and the ones who do get the chance aren’t doing a whole lot. They are hitting .250, but it’s as empty a .250 as can be. Lefties haven’t walked against him yet this season and they’ve managed one extra-base hit. Righties are doing better, but not by a whole lot. They are hitting just .222, they are rarely walking, and while they are hitting for more power than lefties, they’re slugging just .341.

Splits

Split PA H 2B 3B HR BB K AVG OBP SLG
RHH 195 41 7 0 5 10 52 .222 .262 .341
LHH 56 14 0 0 1 0 13 .250 .250 .304

Pitch Usage

4-seam Curve Slider Split
Velo 92.3 73.4 82.5 83.4
Usage 56% 3% 6% 33%

When and Where

  • Game time: 1:40pm ET
  • Where: Great American Ball Park
  • Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
  • Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
  • Forecast: 77°, partly cloudy, 5% chance of rain

News and Notes

 Carson Spiers called up, Pagan to the IL

Prior to this afternoons game the Reds called up Carson Spiers from Triple-A and placed Emilio Pagan on the injured list. You can read more about both moves here from our piece earlier today when the move was announced.

Hunter Greene’s start is being pushed back

Manager David Bell told the media this morning that Greene’s next start would come on Friday. That will give him a few extra days of rest after he’s run up high pitch counts lately. He will have eight days between starts now.

Division Standings

Team W L GB
Milwaukee 38 26
Cincinnati 32 33 6.5
Pittsburgh 31 33 7.0
Chicago 31 34 7.5
St. Louis 30 33 7.5

242 Responses

  1. Mauired

    Tyler Stephenson .833 ops vs lefties
    Santiago Espinal .604 ops vs lefties

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  2. Dennis Westrick

    Tall task today to extend the 7-game winning streak as we face the Cubs best pitcher!

    Hopefully Frankie Montas can duplicate the effort from his last start!

    Again, score early and make the Cubs play catch up!

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  3. Mark A Verticchio

    Bell has done a better job lately but in the end he is still Bell. Stephenson not in the line up today as at least a DH with 2 days off this week is ridiculous.

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    • Ted Alfred

      Completely absurd… especially against this pitcher. It’s a sure recipe to end the winning streak… which I guess doesn’t matter to our fearless leader

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    • Roger Garrett

      Bell is still Bell and in his mind scripting lineups,scripting reliever usage as yesterday and scripting days off is the only way to do things.Cubs were struggling and you get em 3 straight so go for the throat today.Its the throw away Sunday game even though the Reds are off tomorrow and Bell will oblige us for sure.No Tyler against a lefty is just dumb at any time.

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  4. Mauired

    Bell always teases with some small changes that’s result in wins. Then he goes right back to the same bad moves that he’s been making for five years and the losing returns. It’s like watching a self destructive addict making getting hired for a job and driving straight to the trap house.

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    • LarkinPhillips

      Interesting that he had worse numbers this year than last year, and he blamed the Reds for that on his way out the door.

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      • JB

        I would like a reporter to stick a Mic in his face and ask him about that. It’s always easier to blame someone else for your failures than to look in the mirror and take responsibility for them yourself.

  5. JB

    Stephenson has played in every game since Friday 5/31. That’s 9 games in a row. When did the Reds have two days off this week? There isn’t to many catchers who play that many days in a row. Realmuto and Smith don’t.

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    • Mauired

      JB, Mark is referring to the two days Reds have off in the next four.

      No excuse not to have Stephensons bat dh. He will have two days to rest before Friday.

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      • JB

        Ok. Understandable now. I looked up a few catchers to see how many games they play in a row. Contreras on the Brewers is a dog. I’m not sure he ever sits.

    • LarkinPhillips

      We have tomorrow and Thursday off this week. He will get those two days off in a row. He could’ve easily DH today.

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  6. Indy Red Man

    I definitely wouldn’t put Espinal & Maile in the lineup together, but lately Bell has been pressing the right buttons. Espinal did win one in Wrigley with a big hr

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    • Mauired

      Espinal also leads the world in one and two pitch weak outs.

      At much as we hate ks around here. At least if a guy sees 4-6 pitches, he gives a base runner an opportunity to move into scoring position and works the pitch count.

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      • JayTheRed

        And he has the only hit in the game at least through the 3rd innings.

      • Mauired

        That’s your defense for the guy for the guy with a .549 ops. Literally doing nothing. His one single?

  7. Mark Moore

    Sunday morning routine … complete
    Lunch … processing nicely
    Yard mowing … finished (leading to my shower)
    Pre-game on … thanks to my First Wife for queuing it up
    What’s left???

    Time to Sweep These Piggies All The Way Home.

    Seriously, I don’t have huge expectations. My only real quibble with Bell’s line-up is why Steer and Candy are slotted into what I think are the opposite of what we need. Just don’t trust Candy’s glove at 1B. I get TySteve having a day off and him not slotted as DH is fine.

    Throw strikes, Frankie. The Stupid Cubs may not be expecting that.

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    • Mark Moore

      And for Melvin … the wonderful smell of homemade pizza sauce is permeating the house.

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  8. AMDG

    Pretty interesting to see so many Reds in the lineup with the same batting average

    0.239 Fairchild #1
    0.238 DeLa Cruz #2
    0.238 Candle #3
    0.238 Steer #4
    0.242 India #5

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    • Daytonnati

      Couple of weeks ago, it seemed they were bunched up around .198 to .201 🙂

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      • Indy Red Man

        I’ll take career #s over 2 months.

      • Mauired

        So the disaster he’s been for over two months is irrelevant.

        Let’s look at the good times in Toronto from 2021 and 2022 instead

      • Indy Red Man

        You and LDS must be great fun at parties. Whine p & moan nonstop

      • Mauired

        Ha. I have plenty of good stuff to say. Read the posts. I love many things about this team. Just because I point out obvious flaws doesn’t make me a whiner.

      • Mauired

        But thats always an easy out to call someone that has a criticism you don’t agree with as a whiner. Sorry but you can do better.

      • LDS

        As long as Indy wins his bets, does it really matter what Reds do overall?

      • Indy Red Man

        Lol LDS. You know as well as I do that complaining or gambling is often the only reason to watch the Reds

      • LDS

        Sadly Indy, in the last couple of decades that has been the case. And I don’t gamble.

  9. Mauired

    Espinal batting higher than Friedl. Bell is a complete joke of a manager.

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    • Melvin

      I didn’t realize he’s batting higher than Friedl. 😀

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      • Melvin

        I hope the lineup works today but it would seem Bell likes to try and outsmart himself. lol

      • Mauired

        Bell needs to trade in his flip phone so he can get Internet access and look at the stats of his own players.

  10. LDS

    Odds of winning today aren’t great. And not starting Stephenson is simply management malpractice. And that’s a generous description of the decision.

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    • Mauired

      Traditionally Vegas has said every time Bell writes a lineup card the chances of a Reds win is under 50%. And they’ve been right.

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      • Daytonnati

        Sadak pointed out that this is the 4th consecutive Montas start with Maile behind the plate. Maybe it is a caddy-like situation?

      • Mauired

        Nobody is saying Maile can’t catch.

        The conversation is Reds need Stephenson bat in the lineup as DH

  11. Indy Red Man

    Reds over 3.5 today. Their guy is coming back to Earth. Wrigley is the best pitchers park in MLB til mid-Nay

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  12. Mark Moore

    Thanks for that, Frankie. It’s what the Stupid Cubs have come to expect from the Reds pitchers. Free passes.

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  13. Melvin

    How was that not a strike. Bring on the challenge system.

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  14. Mark Moore

    Check or no check that was definitely a strike. Chumpire needs to do better. Much better.

    And then Frankie tosses him a cookie.

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    • Melvin

      With today’s pitchers it has to be harder and harder to call balls and strikes correctly. It may be more than humanly possible now. Like I said, bring on the challenge system.

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    • Melvin

      Happ up with the bases loaded. What could possibly go wrong? 🙂

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      • Melvin

        I’d rather walk him than give him something to hit. Just one run.

      • Daytonnati

        Great minds. I am streaming, so a little behind 🙂

    • Mark Moore

      You kinda knew Happ wouldn’t stay down for 4 games. The walks both scored … imagine that.

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  15. JB

    Montas must know I have a lot of work to do outside. Trying his best to get me to turn off the TV and go do it.

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  16. JB

    There’s DJ. Always a batter to late. Should have been out there before Happ hit.

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  17. Melvin

    Both walks score Dennis. Calm down and take a deep breath.

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    • Melvin

      Dennis not responding. Hope he hasn’t passed out. Three walks now in the inning.

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      • Dennis Westrick

        Joined a little late! Was cleaning my pool!

        Walks scored! Amazing how that happens!

  18. Indy Red Man

    Ready to move on from Frankie. Good stuff but we can get better from Williamson at a fraction of the salary

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      • RedsMonk65

        Not impressive today thus far, to be sure. But last start (in Colorado!), he took a no-hitter into the 7th. It’s a long season.

    • Old-school

      Williamson is likely done for the year

      Certainly out for awhile

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    • Indy Red Man

      I’m talking next year. They can cut Frankie loose. This year idk? Let’s see how Speiers looks? Frankie is def #5 currently

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      • Old-school

        Were going too see speiers momentarily

        Can montas get thru 2??3??

        There are times u take one for the team and gut it out and bow your back

  19. RedsgettingBetter

    Very awful inning by Montas, maybe his worst in Reds uniform

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    • RedsMonk65

      Pitiful performance today, to be sure. Looks like he’s coming out now.

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  20. dimondfvr

    Thirty nine pitches that inning. But as I surmise frrom some posters, pitch count doesn’t matter.

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  21. Moon

    Imanaga on the other hand, no walks and 8 pitches in the first inning.

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  22. dimondfvr

    Yes, imagine that. And Frankie is staring the second inning just like the first. Another 39 pitch inning anyone!!??

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  23. JB

    Personally I would bring in Spiers right now. Can’t give up any more runs and Montas isn’t fooling anybody.

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    • Mark Moore

      Sadly, that would nix the speculation about Spiers getting the HG start this week.

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      • RedsMonk65

        Yes, unfortunately. Wonder who it will be Tuesday? Martinez?

  24. RedsgettingBetter

    After this first inning , I think this game is already over. This weak lineup against Imanaga can’t expect to do much and staying in a 0-3 hole …well

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    • JayTheRed

      I don’t care what anyone says play your best players against the team’s best starting pitcher. Don’t give up on winning games just because it’s Sunday and your team moved into 2nd place. I Can’t stand David Bell foolish moves. Don’t give me we don’t know what is best for the team garbage either. Bell has never done what is best for the team.

      Use some commonsense David Bell!

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  25. Mark Moore

    I definitely feel a Clete loading. Ironically enough, the commercial pitch Thrall just did was for Ohio Safety … buckle up.

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  26. Melvin

    We’ve two days off this week so get someone else in there.

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    • Melvin

      Okay. There’s four runs. I’d really like to try and win today. Silly me.

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  27. dimondfvr

    Nineteen minutes for Frankie in first inning according to Sadak. Three minutes for Cubs Starter. And now down my four runs.

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  28. RedAlert

    Throwing batting practice … get him out the game – pathetic !

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    • Mark Moore

      “She’s done. She’s throwing grapefruits up there.”

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  29. JB

    Come on Bell don’t white flag it in the 2nd inning. Yank him.

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  30. Mark Moore

    Bizzarro Zone on full display. Feel the worst for the fans that brought brooms to the park today.

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    • Melvin

      Need a DP and then another pitcher next inning…..or now.

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  31. VaRedsFan

    Last time an outfielder threw to the wrong base was the millionth time.
    Now a million +1

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    • VaRedsFan

      This and baserunning miscues are things that the Bell loyalists seem to have short term memory about.

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  32. RedsMonk65

    Spiers needs to lock it down, and the bats need to come alive. Let’s go!

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    • Daytonnati

      Yes, too many outs left to Clete. Has the Rockies game already receded in memory? It ain’t over, til it’s over.

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      • Dennis Westrick

        Yes! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

  33. dimondfvr

    We can only hope Managa has fallen asleep on the bench, and they don’t want to wake him.

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  34. Melvin

    Good job by Spiers. Thought he was starting this week.

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    • RedsMonk65

      I think that was Plan A. Now to Plan B — which is TBD …? 😉

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  35. Indy Red Man

    Spiders! Let’s go now. Look the other way on this guy. The White Sox got to him so we can too

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  36. Dennis Westrick

    Perennial Reds Killer Happ finally showed up! Probably an early exit for me today with Montas throwing meatball and that killer Sunday lineup that Bell pulled out of a hat!

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  37. Dennis Westrick

    I can tolerate the hits surrendered by a Reds SP! But the WALKS are just maddening!

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  38. Indy Red Man

    Steer swung at ball 4. Not how you mount a comeback. Ump rated as hitter friendly

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    • Mark Moore

      My First Wife said he looks like Opie Taylor. Stewie is of drinking age by comparison.

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  39. Dennis Westrick

    At least Spiers is being creative with a HBP versus a WALK!

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  40. Indy Red Man

    Going full Hurdle on the little cubbies. I don’t mind. I like pitching inside, save 3 pitches vs a walk, and it’s the Cubs

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  41. JB

    Speaking of Ashcraft, I wonder what the deal is with him. Hasn’t pitched since he went down and not scheduled to pitch through Wednesday.

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    • Mauired

      Ha. I will give Bell a big thumbs up for surprisingly taking his starter out in the second.

      If Reds comeback and win, he gets the credit.

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  42. JB

    League will figure this guy out. 89-91 four seamer isn’t going to work when his off speed stuff is never in the zone. Reminds me of Dice K. Batters figured him out after awhile and realized the dude never threw strikes.

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    • RedsMonk65

      Hope it’s the Reds. Cowboy has been saying the Reds will hit him today — it’s just a matter of holding the Cubs to no more runs. We’ll see…

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    • Mauired

      Reminds me of Wade Miley. Average at best stuff but somehow gets a ton of outs.

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      • RedsMonk65

        More wily than talented, it seems. But so far, few have “cracked the code.” Hope the Reds do today.

    • Ted Alfred

      I was thinking the same thing watching this game. His hesitation in the delivery probably has hitters fooled and they start getting their weight out in front a little, but once the league starts getting used to his delivery I don’t think his stuff looks all that great. I’m guessing his second half numbers are going to be way worse than the first half before the All-Star break.

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    • RedsMonk65

      “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer” (Romans 12:12). 😉

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  43. Indy Red Man

    Just pitch Happy inside and he’ll be 0-2 every at-bat. He opens up so early. Great change by Spiers. He’s a battler

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  44. JB

    Spiers throwing his name into the hat for starting pitchers.

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    • RedsMonk65

      Definitely an opening for him, as things are unfolding …

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    • Mauired

      I think he really fits his current role as spot starter and swing man like Martinez. He probably gets hit a lot more if he goes to the rotation.

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      • Mauired

        So he wasn’t good enough to start in the ACC but good enough for the Reds?

      • JB

        Maybe he has learned how to pitch instead of throw. Something Ashcraft hasn’t figured out. Right now it’s between them for the 5th spot. I would take Spiers over Ashcraft and I like Ashcraft. Who do you think is going to be the fifth starter?

      • Mauired

        I don’t know. I was thinking Ashcraft would comeback in a couple weeks but maybe you’re right. Spiers should get a look.

  45. Indy Red Man

    Just pitch Happ inside and he’ll be 0-2 every at-bat. He opens up so early. Great change by Spiers. He’s a battler

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  46. JB

    Steer lays of the crap and he walks. Candy would have walked if he didn’t swing at a ball down.

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  47. Mauired

    Espinal another rally killer with his one pitch ground out. Seen it a million times.

    Take a few pitches at least.

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    • JB

      The dude hits a lot of 28 mph grounders. Reminds of tee ball kids who go to the plate with a bat that weighs more than them.

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      • Mauired

        Yeah. The weak outs are obviously not fun. But to consistently make them one pitch weak outs, that’s as bad as it gets.

  48. PhP

    Question for those of you who follow prospect rankings. Is Spiers just not ranked in the reds system or was he previously and “lost” his prospect status? He’s looked fantastic in his limited role this year.

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    • Mauired

      I think it’s both. Spiers was never really highly rated. Reds do very well in finding diamonds in the rough

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      • PhP

        Thanks! It would be great if he could be an effective long man/spot starter for the next few years.

  49. Indy Red Man

    Spiers really good change vs lefties has saved us today. Still in it

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  50. AllTheHype

    Fairchild having rough day defensively. Should be two errors, but none charged. Throws wild to third in the 2nd when he had no chance at the runner, allowing a single to take second to set up 2nd and 3rd. Luckily Spiers limits that mistake.

    Then breaks in off the bat in the 5th and it goes over his head for a double.

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    • JB

      Yeah something must be up with the wind or something. Armstrong broke in and had to retreat and make a running catch too. Stuey is pretty good defensively but not a great day for him.

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  51. Dennis Westrick

    Spiers has done his job! Now let’s score some runs!

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    • AllTheHype

      Spiers looking like a Mike Leake type to me. Nothing flashy, but controls the zone. There’s def value in that.

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    • AllTheHype

      Agree. Candy is avg defensively at 3B, but don’t think he makes that one.

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  52. Dennis Westrick

    I’ll say it again! Spiers has done his job!

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  53. RedsMonk65

    EXCELLENT job by Spiers so far. Unfortunately, Reds’ hitters can’t seem to figure out Imanaga.

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  54. Indy Red Man

    4 looks like more then enough. We haven’t seen this guy before and he’s mowing them down

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    • JB

      Yep and Reds are helping him out. Stuey swinging at ball 3 and 4

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  55. Dennis Westrick

    And we’re back to providing air conditioning for the catcher and HP umpire with the swing & misses! Six (6) strikeouts thru six innings!

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  56. Dennis Westrick

    Spiers is out of gas! Let’s see how Bell manages this and the remainder of the game!

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  57. GreatRedLegsFan

    So, what to do with Montas? Having other options ML ready in AAA (including Spiers) do you want to continue keep him in the rotation just because of his contract?

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    • Mark Moore

      Quickly approaching the “sunk cost” concept. Is it a mutual option for next year, or all on Frankie?

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  58. LDS

    Well, if there’s anything good about today’s, it’s that Spiers continues to pitch well AND Milwaukee is being thrashed. The Reds aren’t even making Imanaga work for it – 13 pitches per inning. And the Cubs got him cheap. Montas is costing more this year.

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  59. Dennis Westrick

    Can’t say enough how well Spiers did to keep the Reds in this game! Too bad the batters are showing little plate discipline! Need to get into the Cubs BP!

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  60. DaveCT

    Watching Spiers in AA and AAA kast year snd this, one thing that stood out was just how hard he competes. Every songle pitch. Seeing this (again) today. Three-four pitches he can throw for strikes, fearless, lots to like. If there is a way to keep both Martinez and Spiers in the pen going forward this year, man, , that’d be a great weapon

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    • Mauired

      Spiers definitely worth keeping on the big league roster.

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    • DW

      I agree about Spiers Dave. His fastball command is what impresses me the most. He doesn’t light up the radar gun, but he can consistently bring it in on guys’ hands. I like him as a starter, too, if he continues to progress like he has.

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  61. Ted Alfred

    Why in the hell did Espanol try to go to 2nd there… he was out easily. You’ve got this guy in the ropes and a great chance to tie this game up and you do that?

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    • Daytonnati

      Is Cowgill waving these guys around at first?? So many base-running gaffes.

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      • RedsMonk65

        Agree. There is aggressiveness. But there is also playing smart. Out of balance at times, it seems.

    • VaRedsFan

      Because there’s no repercussions if they get thrown out.

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      • Harry Stoner

        I doubt there’s even an acknowledgement.

        Or, with Bell, even an awareness.

        Bell will offer excuses…something about ‘aggressiveness on the basepaths.’

    • Erik the Red

      Agree can’t have first out at second as a tag play. Worst yet it was not even close. He was out by 10 feet. It is one thing when it takes a perfect throw and tag. That killed the rest of the inning.

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    • Ted Alfred

      The bigger thing about it is you’ve got a guy on 3rd with nobody out if you don’t get thrown out there….which means your chances of getting him in from 3rd go way up. You’ve got to understand the situation when you’re taking these chances.

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  62. RedsMonk65

    Glad at least Imanaga is out of there. Let’s see how the Reds respond.

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  63. Dennis Westrick

    The Reds have to be the WORST baserunning team in the majors!

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      • Harry Stoner

        Yeah, well, “EDLC has the most steals!”

        So the Reds must be the best base-running team in MLB!

  64. JB

    Got to get this run home. Let’s see who Bell picks to hit.

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  65. Dennis Westrick

    OK! Got the Samurai Warrior out of the game! Let’s do some damage to the Cubs BP!

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  66. Melvin

    Couldn’t make contact and get that runner in from third.

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  67. Roger Garrett

    Just another dumb mistake on the base paths.How on earth can we continue to beat ourselves with stuff like this?Just no words other then it will never change under Bell and thats proven to be that way for now 6 years.

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    • Harry Stoner

      It will never change under Bell.

      He thinks it’s good.

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      • CI3J

        “This won’t change who we are.”

  68. Roger Garrett

    Now Bell puts Tyler in the game to get one at bat when he could have had 4 at bats.Bell is just not the man to lead this team or any other team for that matter.He can single handed with his handedness and scripting just lose games all by himself.

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  69. VaRedsFan

    There have been a ton of games where the Reds scored a bunch of early runs, only to be shut down the rest of the game, and the other team would come back and beat them.

    Our turn hopefully?

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  70. RedsMonk65

    Running out of outs here … Just don’t have it today, it seems. At least we took the series.

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  71. JB

    3 outs left.
    Steer
    India
    Espy
    Friedl.
    Somebody gets on Friedl with the bomb.

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  72. LarkinPhillips

    Super 10 pitches and 1-2-3. Don’t understand why we switch to Farmer. Did the same thing with Moll yesterday.

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    • JB

      Not sure I liked IBB the bases loaded and putting the pressure on Farmer to throw strikes. Made it interesting.

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  73. Melvin

    Not far from a grand slam but we got him. Now to score.

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  74. LarkinPhillips

    Farmer miraculously escapes. Let’s get a runner on and make it interesting at least.

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  75. Dennis Westrick

    Farmer escapes his mess! Now let’s get a couple on and a 3-run blast!

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    • PhP

      Eh it was a broken bat single and a little oppo bloop. Not like they were hitting rockets. But yeah stressful none the less.

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      • Melvin

        Well I hope it throws off that pitcher. 🙂

      • JB

        Hopefully this wait is bad for the pitcher.

  76. RedsMonk65

    Well, fart. First inning doomed us. At least we take the series.

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    • Melvin

      Wish we would have walked Happ with the bases loaded. 🙂

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  77. Mark Moore

    Stink. Fish. Pot!!!

    Nobody to blame but ourselves. Can’t ride a horse that doesn’t have it to begin with today. Spiers isn’t an option for Tuesday regardless.

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  78. Melvin

    Not today. Two runs generally won’t get you a win. Pitching only gave up four. Not too bad. Espinal getting thrown out at 2B was big. Kind of changed the whole inning.

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    • JB

      Thought he would pinch hit Hurtubise there for Espy. Oh well . Won 3 of 4.

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      • Melvin

        Yeah. Just wish we would stop with the bad base running. We’ll learn though right? 😉

  79. Dennis Westrick

    Hard to win when your “starter” lays an egg and gives up 4 runs early and the “hitters” total eleven (11) strikeouts!

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  80. LarkinPhillips

    Sucks to lose this one, but happy with 3 of 4. If we can 3-2 verse Cleveland and the brewers we have a chance to keep making up ground the rest of of the month with a weaker schedule.

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  81. Dennis Westrick

    At least Milwaukee lost and it looks like the Pie-Rats are going to lose as well!

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  82. Roger Garrett

    Throw away game without Tyler and Reds settled for 3 out of 4 before the first pitch.Bell waved the white flag early and Spiers kept them in it just like the last time Spiers came up .Five hits and double digit punch outs along with just dumb base running in the 7th which was the last man to reach base by the way.Frankie gives up 3 in the first and its over. Got to love them but thats who we are until we change and under Bell it won’t.

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