Game 10 at STL

CIN

Cozart 6
Suarez 5
Votto 3
Phillips 4
Bruce 9
Schebler 7
Barnhart 2
Melville 1
Hamilton 8

STL

Carpenter 5
Hazelbaker 9
Holliday 7
Piscotty 3
Grichuk 8
Molina 2
Wong 4
Diaz 6
Martinez 1

28 Comments

Mesoraco not playing is a severe hole for this team. Ya can’t help the club if your spending time in the tub. Come on Devin.

While batting lead off the last two G, Hamilton raised his OBP from .300 to
.321 (on base 3 times).

So of course you drop him to 9th and put a player who has missed almost 3 games to lead off. Makes sense to Price I’m sure.

Price thinks too much . He’s trying to reinvent the wheel . Three days and counting on games missed by Mesoraco . Any bets on when he’ll go the DL . I say about after he misses 9 straight games . Or is too cold tonight in St . Louis . This is the REDS WAY !!!!!

If we are in a rebuild youth movement mode, name the players on the 25 man roster who are younger than 25. You might just be surprised that we are not in youth movement mode. We appear to be in the Carl Lindner ownership cluster mode. I bet you can not find more than 3 younger than 25.

I thought this last night using 26 and under…5/25 on roster

Finnegan, Sampson, Barnhart, and Suárez all under 25. Hamilton, Schebler currently 25. Iglesias is 26. 8 guys over 30, but 3 of them (Simón, Wood, Ohlendorf) are innings eaters and one (Pacheco) likely won’t be on the roster once YoRod gets back.

8 is not enough in this case

Duvalls line: .300/.417/.500/.917
He has 4 DBLs, yet no RBI.
Price needs to move him up in the lineup;
especially when Mesoraco isnt there and healthy.

What a shock…
St. Louis heavy favorites tonight –
Reds +170
Cards -200

BAR: Reds getting no easy outs against opposing pitchers
http://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/mlb/reds/2016/04/15/bar-reds-getting-no-easy-outs-against-opposing-pitchers/83067296/
(excerpt)
Well, DH evangelists, watch more Reds games. Because right now, the Reds are having some problems retiring opposing pitchers. They entered Thursday’s series finale against the Chicago Cubs allowing pitchers to hit .313 with a .764 OPS, better numbers than the combined averages of the other eight spots in the lineup. Those numbers only went up after Cubs starter Jason Hammel doubled off Raisel Iglesias on Thursday.

The Reds have now given up an NL-worst six hits to pitchers, including a pair of doubles. Opposing pitchers have also earned two walks. Only one of those sluggin’ pitchers, Jeremy Hellickson, has ever shown any relative aptitude at the plate.
…………………………………..
The epitome of our BP…

Actually, the epitome of our entire pitching staff.

You rock Votto!

Interesting team, still trying to find its identity. Way to early in season for any of these stats to have any significant meaning. This team will go as far as its pitching takes it. We really won’t know how that is till we get all our starters back from DL. That way the bullpen will change some. I am glad Cozart is back as that will ramp up the offense some and when Meso gets back that will give us an even better idea of how the total offense stacks up. Not bad a start so far considering how every one said we wouldn’t win any LOL.

When all you can throw for strikes is a fastball , this is what happens . The Reds have the best player development in baseball . How else can you explain a player reaching the major leagues and not being able to bunt (HAMILTON ) or pitch and not be able to throw anything else but a fastball for a strike . (CINGRANI )

I just down graded my direct TV package . No more Fox Sports Ohio . I’m not watching this crap .

Your lying

Well WALT when are you going to do something to improve this Reds team, the usual NOTHING?? The starting pitching is so-so, middle relief still stinks plus team needs a closer. Is there a place lower in the standings than last place? What is the most games lost in a season by a major league team? AND, when are the Reds going to get some hitters on the ream? I can guess the answers on all questions and to sum it up..management will do nothing to improve the team. So Reds fans foget 2016 and many years to come until some major changes are done, and believe me nothing will be done.

Isn’t it high time Duvall plays ALL the time no more of this platoon B. S…PRICE, PLATOONING DOES NOT WORK..PUT Duvall in LF, Schebler in CF and Bruce in RF. Some how some way bring Peraza up and play him every day. WAKE UP WALT, Reds need help in almost all areas. And instead of not having 25 men that can get on the field shouldn’t Mesaroco be on the DL, bring up Cabrera to catch. Is such a bad suggestion? No it isn’t and that’s why it will not be tried. Believe the organization would rather see “Ls” instead of “Ws”….It’s amazing why no changes are ever made or tried, maybe the “Boss” thinks changes just might work so better not do it. Really sickening.

Lets not forget. This is audition year for all 25/40 players. Its a year the Reds are using to figure out who can play next season (2017) and compete. We have little to
no chance of even being a .500 team this season. On top of that, our starting pitching staff has been decimated by injuries and wont look anything like what it does in a couple of months. The BP will probably be enhanced greatly by a few starting pitchers that will have to move in the future. Price is still filling out the lineup card, playing players where he wants and deciding when to rest players. So in summary, we are what we thought we were…and that wont change this entire season.

Message to Dick Williams. You pay peanuts, expect to get monkies.

Dick Williams is no more than a figure head . Jocketty still runs the show and that’s the biggest reason the Reds suck and will take 5 or more years to rebuild . Castillini better get used to losing because that’s what he’s going to see for a long time . Rebuilding??? How many new faces have we seen with the eight position players ? I’m really glad they have Simon back and left Stephenson and Reed in the minors . Oh and there’s Winker . That’s right , they need more experience at the minor league level . BULL . It’s all about MONEY.

Louisville Bats (AAA)…
Individual Stats (Batting) (click column headers to sort)
Player POS G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG AVG OPS E
Jermaine Curtis 3B 3 9 1 4 2 0 0 4 6 3 0 0 0 .583 .667 .444 1.250 0
Ramon Cabrera C 4 15 2 5 1 0 0 0 6 0 2 0 0 .333 .400 .333 .733 1
Brandon Allen 1B 5 19 2 6 0 0 0 3 6 1 4 0 0 .350 .316 .316 .666 2
Jesse Winker LF 6 22 0 6 0 0 0 2 6 1 4 0 0 .292 .273 .273 .564 0
Bryson Smith LF 5 15 2 4 1 0 0 0 5 1 3 0 0 .313 .333 .267 .646 0
Steve Selsky RF 6 23 2 6 1 0 0 2 7 1 5 0 0 .292 .304 .261 .596 0
Jose Peraza 2B 6 23 3 6 0 1 0 1 8 2 3 0 2 .320 .348 .261 .668 0
Juan Perez 2B 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 1
Carlos Triunfel SS 6 21 1 5 2 0 0 2 7 0 5 0 0 .238 .333 .238 .571 0
Chris Berset C 2 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 .429 .200 .200 .629 0
Kyle Waldrop RF 5 16 2 3 0 0 1 1 6 2 7 0 1 .278 .375 .188 .653 3
Seth Mejias-Brean 3B 5 16 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 0 0 .222 .125 .125 .347 1

Individual Stats (Pitching) (click column headers to sort)
Player W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WHIP HLD GF
Robert Stephenson 0 1 1.50 1 1 0 0 0 6.0 4 2 1 0 0 1 7 0.83 0 0
Jon Moscot 0 1 7.94 1 1 0 0 0 5.2 6 5 5 1 0 0 6 1.06 0 0
Josh Smith 1 0 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 5.0 4 1 0 0 0 2 5 1.20 0 0
Tim Adleman 0 0 5.40 1 1 0 0 0 5.0 3 3 3 1 1 1 1 0.80 0 0
Cody Reed 0 0 3.86 1 1 0 0 0 4.2 4 2 2 1 1 2 6 1.29 0 0
Layne Somsen 0 0 2.45 2 0 0 0 0 3.2 0 1 1 0 0 2 3 0.55 0 0
Stephen Johnson 0 0 10.80 2 0 0 0 0 3.1 4 4 4 1 1 1 2 1.50 0 0
Pedro Villarreal 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 0 0 2.2 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 2.25 0 2
Dayan Diaz 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 0 0 2.1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.43 0 1
Ryan Mattheus 1 1 18.00 3 0 0 0 0 2.0 4 5 4 0 0 2 3 3.00 0 0
JC Ramirez 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.00 0 1
Steve Delabar 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1.50 0 1
A.J. Morris 0 1 9.00 1 1 0 0 0 2.0 6 8 2 1 0 2 1 4.00 0 0
Drew Hayes 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 1 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1.20 0 1

Reds’ patience tested after another rout
Pitchers surrender 6 HRs to Cards; Simon enters in relief
http://m.reds.mlb.com/news/article/172654594/reds-evaluate-pitching-options-after-blowout
(excerpt)
Down in the Minors, the only pitchers on the 40-man roster and in Triple-A are Robert Stephenson and Stephen Johnson. Rookie Davis, Amir Garrett and Sal Romano are at Double-A.
“We don’t have a lot of options as far as guys,” Price said. “We’re not going to bring those guys up [from Double-A] at this point in time.
“In order to do something, we’d have to take somebody off the roster and make a couple of roster moves. And that’s an option. Certainly getting beat 14-3 and 9-2 and those things under any circumstances can’t be tolerated long term, even if that long term is the first month of the season. We’ve got to be more competitive than this. And if not, we’ve got to find other opportunities for other people.”

Hamilton continues spectacular D…
http://www.cincinnati.com/sports/reds/
Check out the catch; amazing…

Hitting with RISP…
5 for 9, l HR, 8 RBI
.556/.500/.889/1.389
Who?…Mr. Bruce

Glad to see the Reds hang on for dear life and win Sturdy game against St. Loius. Again it proved that J J HOOVER is not closer material. Had it not been for a late inning home run by Jay Bruce Hoover would have blown another game. Until some one proves me wrong o the following: The Reds need more offense-better middle relief pitchers-get a real closer and do these ASAP……

Looks like I mispelled some words on my comment and/or left words out..what I was trying to comment was–glad to see Reds win Saturdays’ game against St. Louis, thanks to a late inning home run by Jay Bruce. I also proved once again the following: Reds need more offense-better middle inning relief pitchers-and for sure a closer—-J J HOOVER is not closer material. If anyone can prove me wrong on anything I have commented on here, please do so. Reds have got to make changes in these areas ASAP, I certainly hope the one in charge of getting help for this team does it now, rather than drag things out that must be done.

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