Welcome to Red Retweeter, a new weekly feature where we wrap up the week that was in the Reds twitterverse. The internet, and twitter more specifically, can be an ugly place. However, somewhere buried beneath all of the garbage, some terrific insight and great humor can be found. While we will occasionally dive into the mucky-muck, the focus of this feature will be on those with tweets of substance. Those of you on twitter can follow us @RedRetweeter
Last Friday, the Reds were gearing up for their 4th game of the season. When the lineups were announced, Devin Mesoraco was yet again nowhere to be found.
Devin Mesoraco was recalled 9/2/12. This will be the #Reds 32nd game since then. Mesoraco has 0 starts and 3 at bats.— Doug Gray (@dougdirt24) April 5, 2013
The #reds handling of Devin Mesoracos career has been really hard to understand so far.— Redplacementlvl (@RedPlacementLvl) April 5, 2013
What's with all these Reds fans calling for Mez to start tonight?Hanigan handles pitchers and will hit better again.Don't have to rotate— Chad Roberts (@chadroberts18) April 5, 2013
The catching situation has received plenty of press since last week, but it was last Friday when many really started to wonder about the team's handling of Mesoraco. His appearance behind the plate for Bailey's last start helped to alleviate some of the fear that Mes will only get one start a week, but don't expect this controversy to go away anytime soon.
Reds are using same lineup for third straight game. In 2012, didn't use the identical lineup in 3 straight games until NLDS Games 1-3.— Reds (@Reds) April 5, 2013
The reds having Brandon Phillips at clean up instead of Votto or Bruce boggles the mind....— Chris Cheatham (@ILayLowFoShow) April 5, 2013
The tweet from the Reds is neat! The 2012 Reds didn't use the same lineup 3 games in a row the entire regular season. That seems impossible, but when you consider the Votto injury and the catching situation it makes sense.
(Just for you KMiB)
Not sure if I can trust a pitcher named Homer to beat the Nationals tonight, but dammit I hope he does. A Reds win would make my night good!— Matt Louden (@MattLouden) April 5, 2013
Before the rough outing this Wednesday, Bailey was on quite the roll. His last start notwithstanding, there are still plenty of reasons to be optimistic when it comes to young Bailey.
So it took the Reds seven at-bats to score more on the Nats than the Marlins could in three games.— Andrew Simon (@HitTheCutoff) April 5, 2013
Votto is so good, even his bad baserunning doesn't result in an out. #Reds— 34inXXIII (@34inXXIII) April 6, 2013
Bengals 14, Redskins 0. #whoops— Red Reporter (@redreporter) April 6, 2013
Nights like last Friday, when the Reds dominate, can be a lot of fun on twitter. Even in the middle of a highly entertaining ass-whooping, the folks on twitter don't miss an opportunity to take shots at some in the local media.
Paul Daugherty working on an article about too many home runs as we speak.— Richie Rich (@MrRedlegs11) April 6, 2013
Cue the guys complaining that the #reds offense is too HR-centric.— Chris Garber (@cgarber8) April 6, 2013
ESPN's cameras should be glued to this #reds vs nationals series, but no.— Andrew Hessler (@a_hess13) April 5, 2013
I'm not sure why anyone really cares about power rankings, especially from ESPN. Still, the point is valid. ESPN and the national sports media really don't give the Reds the love they deserve. Jonah Keri at Grantland on the other hand...
Jay Stubbs off to a great start . 1 for 14 with only 8 K's. Even Zack Janish the week hitting shortstop got a hit. #Reds— Anthony J. Apro Sr. (@AproSr) April 5, 2013
Jay Bruce is the new whipping boy for disgruntled Reds fans on twitter. Sigh...
Chris Heisey please do me now. #reds
— Taylor Abel (@MissTaylorAbel) April 5, 2013
Billy Hamilton has doubled, stolen third base, and then stole home so far tonight for Louisville. Wow. #Reds— Brandon (@BSmitty25039) April 5, 2013
FSO seriously has a random Korean person on to talk about Choo? This is really happening?— JD Arney (@jdarney) April 6, 2013
Seriously, Mr. Pitcher-man? You threw to 1st w/Billy Hamilton on 3rd? What the heck did you think he was gonna do? milb.com/multimedia/vpp…— Tepid Participation (@TepidP) April 8, 2013
The #Reds have scored 13+ runs twice this year in games. The Pirates have scored 13 runs this season (7 games).— Chris Calo (@ChrisCalo1) April 9, 2013
Well, that's it for today kids. We hope this edition of Twitter on the Reporter helped to illuminate the nameless faceless saints of this out and open grace.