On Saturday the Reds were in the process of losing their 4th straight game to division rivals, on their way to being swept by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Today the Reds are riding a 4-game winning streak, after one of the more enjoyable and inspiring games you'll every see. In weeks like this, you see everything that twitter has to offer. Follow @RedRetweeter
RT @hrhitter33 do you think this is a must win game? //Absolutely. Could be 2 out with 151 to play. Tough to come back from that.— John Fay (@johnfayman) April 13, 2013
If you follow John Fay on twitter, you are used to seeing these kind of questions. I sometimes wonder if these poeple are just trolls of some sort, or if people are really this crazy, A "must-win" 11 games into the season? Well played Fay.
Replace the #WOO with #CHOO
Stubbs has 18 less PAs than Choo. If he got on-base in EACH of those next 18, he’d still only tie Choo for # of times on-base (24). #Reds— Weathered Fan (@WeatheredFan) April 13, 2013
Good thing we had the guy with the .400+ OBP sac bunt to set this up.— rpa (@rpa44) April 16, 2013
Not sure I get taking the bat out of Choo's hands for a sac bunt. He's been the #reds most productive hitter so far in '13— Mark Sheldon (@m_sheldon) April 16, 2013
Choo has quickly become a fan favorite in this Queen City. It's no surprise, the dude has been really great at the plate. People don't like it when Dusty forces him to make an out...
Speaking of bunts, and Dustyball... The Vole offered this up:
Astounding how often the bat is taken out of Joey Votto’s hands. By the opponents and Dusty Baker.— Christopher (@The_Vole) April 16, 2013
Check out the comments from Joe Maddon on bunting. HIRE THIS MAN! cincinnati.com/blogs/reds/201…— Richie Rich (@MrRedlegs11) April 15, 2013
Votto is currently on pace for 149 hits, 13 hit by pitches and 270 bases on balls this season...Barry Bonds walked 232 times i 2004.— Ian Catherine (@IanCatherine27) April 15, 2013
Barry Bonds & Ted Williams are only players ever to qualify for batting title & walk in more than 25% of PA. Votto at 34% so far.— Joel Luckhaupt (@jluckhaupt) April 15, 2013
@ctrent if Phillips keeps this garbage up, he will ruin Votto's chances at the MLB walk record.— David Hicks (@jdavidhicks) April 16, 2013
So Joey Votto isn't "there" yet.His line is .317/.556/.463/1.019 with a 174 OPS+.What's it going to be like when he's right? #Reds— Chris Calo (@ChrisCalo1) April 16, 2013
Joey Votto leads the MLB with 293 pitches seen. Shin-Soo Choo is 2nd with 278. #Reds— Nick Kirby (@Nicholaspkirby) April 18, 2013
And the Votto on-base streak is still alive at 15 games! The 5th longest streak to begin the season in #reds history.— C-ing Red (@c_ing_red) April 18, 2013
Alright... You get the point.
How cool is it that an African-American named Robinson, wearing #42, just scored the go ahead run in his game on Jackie Robinson day?— Doug Gray (@dougdirt24) April 16, 2013
So When my shoe came off today in the game it felt like I was in the dream that we all have when ur being chased by something but can't run— Derrick Robinson (@Drob104) April 16, 2013
Jackie Robinson day brought us some great stuff. In a fitting tribute to the man that broke the color barrier in baseball, Brandon Phillips provided the game winning RBI with young Derrick Robinson scoring the go ahead run.
Wow, Revere really got on his horse there. #IllShowMyselfOut— JCH (@jch24) April 15, 2013
I was watching Bruce and I said to myself, "Great read, Jay." No way did I think Revere was going to catch that. Incredible catch. #Reds— Joel Luckhaupt (@jluckhaupt) April 15, 2013
Holy crap Jose Fernandez is a filthy. This guy is going to one of the best pitchers in baseball for a long time if he stays healthy. #Reds— Brandon (@BSmitty25039) April 18, 2013
Marty just said Joey Votto is struggling, and doesn't get paid to walk. I have to respectfully disagree with the HOFer. #Reds— Nick Kirby (@Nicholaspkirby) April 18, 2013
The night started with some negativity. Young Jose Fernandez looked spectacular through the first couple of innings, and Marty was echoing the P-Doc garbage...
Stop me if you've heard this one before -- Shin-Soo Choo is on base— ctrent (@ctrent) April 19, 2013
Votto has 24 walks in 16 games. Since 1916, only Mickey Mantle (27, 1962), Max Bishop (25, 1933), & Ted Williams (25, 1947) have more. #Reds— Joel Luckhaupt (@jluckhaupt) April 19, 2013
Cingrani's MLB stats before tonight: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 9 K, 2 BB, HR. Tonight: 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 8 K, 3 BB, HR— ctrent (@ctrent) April 19, 2013
The #Reds have now scored 11 runs in back-to-back games.— Zach Weber (@ZachMWeber) April 19, 2013
Thats what life is all about. Enjoy each moment everybody twitter.com/FlavaFraz21/st…— Todd Frazier (@FlavaFraz21) April 19, 2013
Todd Fraziers interaction with Teddy makes me so happy my eyes get watery. Just absolutely terrific.— Redplacementlvl (@RedPlacementLvl) April 19, 2013
The Rest of the Week
Learning Spanish with H-Rod
Madre Bella 4 meses sin tu presencia estas en mi Corazon siempre te amo Mama— Henry Rodríguez (@HenryRod39) April 13, 2013
Again let me make it clear... Hoover is available tonight— Drunk Dusty Baker (@Drunkdustybaker) April 15, 2013
Hehe, Drunk Dusty loves Hoover.
Tom McCarthy (Phillies broadcaster) on Chapman: You're sitting there, mesmerized by the legs & the arm and everything and zip! Right by ya."— Andrew Roth (@AndrewJohnRoth) April 16, 2013
Stop. Homer time.— Chad Dotson (@dotsonc) April 17, 2013
Elias: #Reds pitchers haven’t issued a BB in 3 straight gms. CIN pitchers hadn’t had a streak that long since 4-gm streak in July 1933.— Paul Severino (@SeverinoMLB) April 18, 2013