Game 127: Reds at Cardinals

Hamilton 8
Bruce 9
Frazier 3
Ludwick 7
Pena 2
Phillips 4
Santiago 5
Cozart 6
Cueto 1

13 Comments

SANTIAGO OVER NEGRON NOW!!!!!!!!!! I give up with this guy, he’s a completely terrible manager.

And where is Mesaraco ? Little Johnny has to have his personal catcher or he’ll take his ball and go home. Dusty Price is pathetic ! Messaraco must have an incentive in his contract for a bonus for offensive numbers and the Reds are making sure he doesn’t get them.

I’m surprised you’d want Mesoraco in the lineup, Jim. He’s 0-for-his-last-20.

Mesoraco is the second most productive offensive player they have. He has to play! All Price is doing is slowing his progress. I would also be willing to bet Cueto’s stats are about the same with both catchers. To continually have Mesaraco on the bench every 5th day is just stupid !

A catcher needs rest and every 5th day seems reasonable. I think Mes has been pushing it. Maybe a day off helps. Don’t get me wrong I am a huge Mes fan as my previous comments will support. Without him and his production we would be a lot deeper in the hole. I have a problem with the personal catcher issue especially if Mes is the one carrying the team which has happened a couple times this year.

In Yadier Molina’s fourth full year in the Majors, he caught 119 games and started 114. Still won a Gold Glove and became a great hitter. Progress wasn’t stunted. Molina started 128 games last season. Mesoraco has basically caught 4 of 5 games through each turn of the rotation. Mesoraco started 79 games this season. Had he not missed 22 games on the DL, he’d be inching close to 100 and probably near 110-115 when the season ends.

Mark, I hope you’re right. I really do. I just don’t think it makes any difference who a Major League Pither pitches to. I would like to think Mesoraco is the future and should be catching your best pitcher!

I definitely think there are times Cueto and Mesoraco should work together. They’ve had good results. Those times include when Frazier and Bruce or Phillips are not in there.

Is Hoover and ondruzek available tonight? Train wreck continues and if price is not complaining about Jocketty not doing a thing to help the squad at least find Cairo.

JJ Hoover makes Lance Lyn look like Walter Johnson

Both the Angels and Dodgers are going to be begging for pitching… Now is the time to see if we can get some of these guys through waivers. Latos, Broxton, Simon. I am looking at your three… Heck we can throw all three in to the dodgers for two of their top three.

As a fan it is hard for me to say it’s over for this year. I keep thinking well just maybe we can get hot. But deep down I know “the lights are out, the party’s over”. I agree with you now is the time for the Reds to seek out who needs what and start building for next year. We have been told that we have pitching in the pipeline, yet the team says Holmberg is the only choice for tonight. He is 1-6 for Bats with 4.64ERA. He appeared once for the us earlier this season and gave up five runs and seven hits, including three home runs and three walks in 2 2/3 innings. Causes me concern. I am looking forward to September when the roster goes to 40. Hope the new arrivals get a chance to play.

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