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Kc61
07-04-2014, 03:25 PM
Hamilton 8
Frazier 5
Votto 3
Phillips 4
Bruce 9
Mesoraco 2
Schumaker 7
Cozart 6
Simon 1

Big home stand.

Red Raindog
07-04-2014, 03:44 PM
Hamilton 8
Frazier 5
Votto 3
Phillips 4
Bruce 9
Mesoraco 2
Schumaker 7
Cozart 6
Simon 1

Big home stand.

IMHO - made much bigger by the total failure in San Diego --- win 2 of 3 there and there is less pressure to gain on the Crew -- yeah dead horse now

Kc61
07-04-2014, 05:02 PM
IMHO - made much bigger by the total failure in San Diego --- win 2 of 3 there and there is less pressure to gain on the Crew -- yeah dead horse now

True. But in any event, Reds have played fewer home games than all other MLB teams. This home stand is the equalizer with 11 home games in ten days.

This is the opportunity to pick up ground. Reds are one game over .500 at home, winning teams do much better than that.

There's no one critical stretch, but this is as important as any, and .500 ball at home won't cut it.

REDREAD
07-04-2014, 05:19 PM
Winning this series would make me forget SD.
Huge series.. probably the biggest of the year so far.
Luckily the Brewers lost 2 while we floundered in SD, so we didn't fall too much farther behind.
Just 7 games back is doable, but we have to cash in these opportunities.
I think this is a 3 game series.. Would really like to take at least 2 of 3 and then only be 6 back.

SlimJim11
07-04-2014, 05:27 PM
Bp is hitting .231/.254/.354/.608 batting cleanup this year. You gotta move him at some point right?

Magdal
07-04-2014, 05:58 PM
If you guys could sweep the Brews it would be wonderful. :beerme:

villain612
07-04-2014, 06:04 PM
Happy 4th everyone. Let's keep beating the Brew crew.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmpNGvIXnG4

Magdal
07-04-2014, 06:49 PM
The Bucs are clobbering the Phils. Won't gain on THEM today.

Wild Card

SF Giants. 47 38 -
Natinals... 46 38 -
St. Louis.. 46 40 1
Pittsburgh 44 41 2
Cincinnati 43 41 3
Miami...... 41 44 5
Cubs*...... 38 47 8
Padres..... 37 46 8
N.Y. Mets. 37 48 9

*Creeping up the food chain.

tomnuetten
07-04-2014, 06:52 PM
If you guys could sweep the Brews it would be wonderful. :beerme:

I hope we do... If you guys could get on a big losing streak it would be wonderful aswell :beerme:

PepperJack
07-04-2014, 06:57 PM
John Fay @johnfayman 21s
Here's the hat the #Reds will wear, along with Gehrig patch.


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BrvAmiPCYAAkLhG.png:large

traderumor
07-04-2014, 07:02 PM
Ugh, Grande over Brennamen is like "hanging or electric chair?"

tomnuetten
07-04-2014, 07:12 PM
nice play from bp... he is limping a bit ( a bit too often the past two seasons)

looks like everyone is in the ballpark. not much going on in this thread.

two quick infield ground outs and now a infield hit (simons pickoff throw got away from votto => lucroy advances to second)

lineout to bruce to end the top of the first

=> lets go offence :thumbup:

KittyDuran
07-04-2014, 07:23 PM
nice play from bp... he is limping a bit ( a bit too often the past two seasons)

looks like everyone is in the ballpark. not much going on in this thread.

two quick infield ground outs and now a infield hit (simons pickoff throw got away from votto => lucroy advances to second)

lineout to bruce to end the top of the first

=> lets go offence :thumbup:

Present!
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/05/myderu5a.jpg

Tadasimha
07-04-2014, 07:26 PM
Present!
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/05/myderu5a.jpg

Dang - that guy in front of you either got stabbed at one point and kept the shirt as a memento or has a serious moth problem!

757690
07-04-2014, 07:27 PM
Lohse pitching allows Grande to continually wax about the genius of the Cardinals and Dave Duncan.

Tadasimha
07-04-2014, 07:28 PM
Votto needs to be moved out of the 3rd spot and back to the 2-hole and let Frazier bat 3rd. Just let Joey put the ball in play, move Hamilton over and then let Todd drive him in.

tomnuetten
07-04-2014, 07:29 PM
reds go 1-2-3 on ks...

nice pic kittyduran. I hope you have a great day with a reds win ;)

tomnuetten
07-04-2014, 07:37 PM
still 0-0 after 1 and a half.

phillips with a leadoff single

dubc47834
07-04-2014, 07:42 PM
Slow nite tonite...understandably!!!

Ironman92
07-04-2014, 07:47 PM
Leaving tomorrow and taking in a game at PNC between Pirates and Phillies.....then on to DC to catch a Nationals/Orioles game....then on to Virginia Beach. So I'll know how you guys feel that can rarely watch the Reds. Post some silly stuff for me in the game threads.

Red Raindog
07-04-2014, 07:47 PM
Lohse is going to be unbeatable if the Reds swing at that pitch that fanned Mes

Kc61
07-04-2014, 07:48 PM
Bruce needs to stop hitting so many grounders into the shift. I don't mind him pulling the ball, but has to elevate it.

Frazier had this problem last year. Power guys need to elevate the ball or the power goes to waste.

Lohse with 5 Ks through two, scoreless.

tomnuetten
07-04-2014, 07:49 PM
Slow nite tonite...understandably!!!

I hope that it is not a slow night offencivly :rolleyes:

at least bp got a hit, 0-0 after 2 (lohse already with 5 ks after 2 innings)

villain612
07-04-2014, 07:50 PM
Reds have scored 2 runs in the last 29 innings. Oye.

Kc61
07-04-2014, 07:53 PM
Man on first, one out for Brew Crew in the third.

malcontent
07-04-2014, 07:54 PM
Schumaker starting in LF is an indictment on Jocketty's perennial inability to acquire decent backups.

And I like Schumaker. It's just that he shouldn't be a guy you start semi-regularly in LF.

I guess Walt and Price have mutually decided Lutz isn't going to be that guy.

dubc47834
07-04-2014, 07:56 PM
I hope that it is not a slow night offencivly :rolleyes:

at least bp got a hit, 0-0 after 2 (lohse already with 5 ks after 2 innings)

Gee, I hope not, but it's not looking good early man!

Red Raindog
07-04-2014, 07:57 PM
Looks to me like Simon is pitching with the thought -- one run may be too much

dubc47834
07-04-2014, 07:59 PM
I'll be in town next weekend, just in time for BHam bobble head nite. Main reason I picked that game!

Kc61
07-04-2014, 07:59 PM
Schumaker starting in LF is an indictment on Jocketty's perennial inability to acquire decent backups.

And I like Schumaker. It's just that he shouldn't be a guy you start semi-regularly in LF.

I guess Walt and Price have mutually decided Lutz isn't going to be that guy.

Lutz is having his first extended period at AAA. Batting .206 so far. Don't understand why some people think he's ready to be a Reds regular.

Two on, one out for the Brewers, with Lucroy up. Fly out to deep right, first and third, two down.

Kc61
07-04-2014, 08:00 PM
Simon gets out of it, nothing doing through 2.5 innings.

Simon now singles with one out.

Kc61
07-04-2014, 08:04 PM
Two run jack for Hamilton. Yay.

Red Raindog
07-04-2014, 08:04 PM
Power source in CF -- what a novel idea

villain612
07-04-2014, 08:04 PM
Billy just stole home.

dubc47834
07-04-2014, 08:05 PM
Simon with the hit, and gets to walk around the bases thanks to Billy!

tomnuetten
07-04-2014, 08:05 PM
two run home run from billy :jump:

Kc61
07-04-2014, 08:05 PM
Frazier doubles off the wall. Let's get some more runs.

Red Raindog
07-04-2014, 08:05 PM
Billy just stole home.

wanted to pass Simon first

The Operator
07-04-2014, 08:06 PM
Frazier with a double.

That's three pretty good swings in in a row against the Lohser

villain612
07-04-2014, 08:06 PM
You've been Toddfathered

757690
07-04-2014, 08:07 PM
Everyone was telling Hamilton to work on hitting the ball into the ground. He's a good enough hitter, that what he needs to do is work on hitting the ball hard.

Larkin Fan
07-04-2014, 08:07 PM
Billy Hamilton, the power hitter.

Larkin Fan
07-04-2014, 08:08 PM
A healthy Votto would have hit that pitch out of the park.

Kc61
07-04-2014, 08:10 PM
End of three, 2-0 Reds.

malcontent
07-04-2014, 08:11 PM
Lutz is having his first extended period at AAA. Batting .206 so far. Don't understand why some people think he's ready to be a Reds regular.
What do you suggest then, Kc61?

Kc61
07-04-2014, 08:11 PM
Everyone was telling Hamilton to work on hitting the ball into the ground. He's a good enough hitter, that what he ends to do is work on hitting the ball hard.

This is one example of having a different approach in certain ballparks. In San Diego I want Hamilton bunting and slapping the ball around.

In GABP most guys should swing away because a HR is almost never out of the question.

Ironman92
07-04-2014, 08:11 PM
After his swings Votto makes the same reaction face as my 82 year old grandma would make months before needing knee surgery.

Kc61
07-04-2014, 08:16 PM
What do you suggest then, Kc61?

I started suggesting that the Reds acquire an outfielder early in the 2013 season, after Ludwick went down. I've been saying it for about 15 months.

Your point about Schumaker is a good one. He's a fine utility man, but I'd rather have a better hitter starting against RHP in LF.

Ludwick hasn't generated power. Heisey is, these days, a low OBP player. The Reds just need to bite the bullet and acquire another outfielder who can hit.

Kc61
07-04-2014, 08:19 PM
Bottom four, one out, 2-0 Reds. Mesoraco coming up.

Kc61
07-04-2014, 08:21 PM
Gomez with another great catch -- almost. Double for Mes.

Larkin Fan
07-04-2014, 08:21 PM
I hate Gomez.

Red Raindog
07-04-2014, 08:21 PM
finally the bum failed to rob one -- but dang he was close

villain612
07-04-2014, 08:21 PM
Friggin Gomez

toledodan
07-04-2014, 08:21 PM
Gomez kept that in the park

Ironman92
07-04-2014, 08:22 PM
Gomez catches that 99 out of 100 times....definite error

/facetious

tomnuetten
07-04-2014, 08:22 PM
thats a play he normaly makes.. nice :thumbup:

toledodan
07-04-2014, 08:22 PM
Maybe it wouldn't have gotten out

Kc61
07-04-2014, 08:23 PM
Gomez kept that in the park

Not sure of that, close.

Double for Schumaker off the wall. 3-0 Reds. Skippy for LF!

villain612
07-04-2014, 08:23 PM
Skip gets the job done.

Tadasimha
07-04-2014, 08:23 PM
All right! Fire up that engine again, boys!

toledodan
07-04-2014, 08:23 PM
Ball is flying. The anti San Diego

tomnuetten
07-04-2014, 08:23 PM
they start to hit the ball hard! nice

757690
07-04-2014, 08:23 PM
Hamilton needs to give Schumaker some power tips ;)

The Operator
07-04-2014, 08:24 PM
3-0 good guys!

villain612
07-04-2014, 08:24 PM
In addition to getting the run in, it virtually guarantees the pitcher's spot is coming up this inning. Good work

The Operator
07-04-2014, 08:24 PM
Ball is flying. The anti San DiegoIt's amazing what you can do in a park that isn't 750 feet to dead center and 650 on the corners.

toledodan
07-04-2014, 08:25 PM
In addition to getting the run in, it virtually guarantees the pitcher's spot is coming up this inning. Good work

Simon says shut up lol

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The cozart popup lunge two out

villain612
07-04-2014, 08:26 PM
Water is wet. The sun is hot. The sky is blue. And Cozart will pop up.

Larkin Fan
07-04-2014, 08:28 PM
Hammerin' Hamilton will lead off the next inning.

villain612
07-04-2014, 08:29 PM
Lohse over 70 pitches already. It'd be nice to get deep into their pen in game 1 of this series.

Larkin Fan
07-04-2014, 08:29 PM
It's amazing what you can do in a park that isn't 750 feet to dead center and 650 on the corners.

If you substitute yards for feet, you'll have the correct dimensions.

Kc61
07-04-2014, 08:33 PM
Simon, who isn't getting all that much All Star ink, mows them down again. 3-0 Reds halfway through.

Larkin Fan
07-04-2014, 08:34 PM
Had our founding fathers not declared our independence on July 4, 1776, we would be stuck watching a cricket match, instead of the glorious game of baseball. Food for thought. ;)

malcontent
07-04-2014, 08:34 PM
Big Pasta on a roll.

Larkin Fan
07-04-2014, 08:35 PM
Water is wet. The sun is hot. The sky is blue. And Cozart will pop up.

One of the few certainties in life.

tomnuetten
07-04-2014, 08:35 PM
3 of 5 billy hamilton hrs are against the brewers ;)

dubc47834
07-04-2014, 08:35 PM
What do you suggest then, Kc61?

Johnny Damon is available and wanting to play. Supposedly he is still in shape and is ready. Other than a trade, I don't think we could get much better than him for the price he would command.

Kc61
07-04-2014, 08:38 PM
Frazier on first, probable error on Overbay, with one out.

dubc47834
07-04-2014, 08:40 PM
Vooooooottoooooooooo

The Operator
07-04-2014, 08:40 PM
4-0 Reds!

Tadasimha
07-04-2014, 08:40 PM
Nice job, Joey

Kc61
07-04-2014, 08:40 PM
Votto hits to the extreme opposite field, right down the line.

Goes for a double.

Frazier scores, it's 4-0.

villain612
07-04-2014, 08:41 PM
Joey Votto with the RBI! :thumbup:

villain612
07-04-2014, 08:43 PM
92 pitches already

Larkin Fan
07-04-2014, 08:43 PM
Johnny Damon is available and wanting to play. Supposedly he is still in shape and is ready. Other than a trade, I don't think we could get much better than him for the price he would command.

I remember his .222/.281/.329 line in 64 games when the Indians released him. No thanks.

5TimeWSChamps
07-04-2014, 08:43 PM
Come on Jay. Time to put em away

Kc61
07-04-2014, 08:44 PM
BP with a rare walk. Brewers pitching coach out. They are becoming concerned.

Bruce now up with one out, two on, four run lead, bottom five.

Let's see what Jay can do.

dubc47834
07-04-2014, 08:44 PM
Thatnwas quite the pep talk from the pitching coach....lol

Larkin Fan
07-04-2014, 08:46 PM
Dinger for Rocco?

dubc47834
07-04-2014, 08:46 PM
I remember his .222/.281/.329 line in 64 games when the Indians released him. No thanks.

i don't thnk it would hurt to put him in AAA and see what he has left. What's it gonna hurt, specially for the price. Low risk, high reward if ya ask me!

villain612
07-04-2014, 08:46 PM
C'mon Rocco.

Put one in the seats

Kc61
07-04-2014, 08:48 PM
Reds by four through five innings.

villain612
07-04-2014, 08:49 PM
Damn. That's alright boys. 4 runs off Lohse after 5. He won't be in there much longer.

Tadasimha
07-04-2014, 08:51 PM
Bill-leeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Larkin Fan
07-04-2014, 08:53 PM
Bill-leeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Hey Carlos, there's a new sheriff in town. His name is Billy.

Kc61
07-04-2014, 08:54 PM
Two outs, nobody on. Alfredo Simon continues with his career year.

Three down. Bottom six coming.

Tadasimha
07-04-2014, 08:54 PM
Hey Carlos, there's a new sheriff in town. His name is Billy.

"You tell him I'm coming....and Cozart's coming with me!"

villain612
07-04-2014, 08:55 PM
This game is almost making me forget about that San Diego series

Larkin Fan
07-04-2014, 08:56 PM
i don't thnk it would hurt to put him in AAA and see what he has left. What's it gonna hurt, specially for the price. Low risk, high reward if ya ask me!

Based on the fact that he thinks he still can outhit most of the league and his agent is Scott Boras, I think the likelihood of him taking a minor league deal is slim to none. Not to mention the fact that he is going to be 41 this year.

Ironman92
07-04-2014, 08:59 PM
BHam is outplaying Carlos Gomez in CF.....that's fun. Those two guys can play some big time CF

Ironman92
07-04-2014, 09:02 PM
If MLB for some reason decided to play only 8 on defense.....BHam would be the MVP of the league.

JaxRed
07-04-2014, 09:02 PM
Based on the fact that he thinks he still can outhit most of the league and his agent is Scott Boras, I think the likelihood of him taking a minor league deal is slim to none. Not to mention the fact that he is going to be 41 this year.

If he really wanted to play he'd be in AAA proving it. He wants one last payday before he's shown to be done.

Larkin Fan
07-04-2014, 09:04 PM
If MLB for some reason decided to play only 8 on defense.....BHam would be the MVP of the league.

Heck, I figure that he could cover all positions simultaneously if the rest of the team is ever injured.

Ironman92
07-04-2014, 09:06 PM
Still strange that Billy looks fine LH and overmatched his natural RH

Kc61
07-04-2014, 09:09 PM
Seventh inning coming, Simon still out there. 4-0 Reds. Last inning Schu with a hit and a steal but nothing else good by Reds.

76 pitches for Simon.

Ramirez the batter and gets hit with a 1-2 pitch. So Brew with a man on to lead off the inning. Hit his hand.

Replay? Did it hit the bat?

No replay.

Ironman92
07-04-2014, 09:10 PM
That only hit the bat it looked

Kc61
07-04-2014, 09:11 PM
Welsh on TV is sure that hit the bat and Reds should have asked for a replay.

Now man on second. Now men on first and third, no out, Brew threatening.

Segura coming up.

DocRed
07-04-2014, 09:12 PM
We fail at replays....fire our guy.

Ironman92
07-04-2014, 09:12 PM
These next 3 outs can't come quick enough !

Larkin Fan
07-04-2014, 09:13 PM
If he really wanted to play he'd be in AAA proving it. He wants one last payday before he's shown to be done.

Completely agree.

Kc61
07-04-2014, 09:13 PM
Infield single on a grounder in the hole. 4-1. Two on, no out, seventh inning.

Keep it in the stadium, Reds.

Larkin Fan
07-04-2014, 09:15 PM
Nice to see the Brewers get a run from their HBP scam. Can't believe the Reds didn't request a replay on that.

DocRed
07-04-2014, 09:17 PM
Simon should be out now...bad move Price

villain612
07-04-2014, 09:18 PM
We need some outs

Kc61
07-04-2014, 09:18 PM
Full count on Logan Schaefer. Big spot. Good job fouling pitches off.

Reds need a lights out reliever to get ready.

Simon at 90 pitches.

K looking. Nice.

cbowen2112
07-04-2014, 09:18 PM
How about an old rally killer here?

villain612
07-04-2014, 09:19 PM
Huge strikeout

Kc61
07-04-2014, 09:19 PM
Rickie Weeks coming up. Dangerous hitter here.

Force play, no chance for the DP, double play broken up.

Two outs, first and third, Gennet coming up.

cbowen2112
07-04-2014, 09:20 PM
That should have been it...but a high throw could cost them here...

Kc61
07-04-2014, 09:21 PM
Gennet pops it up to Bruce. Excellent, excellent job by Simon that inning.

malcontent
07-04-2014, 09:22 PM
Simon has been Cuetoesque all year when it comes to dodging the big inning.

toledodan
07-04-2014, 09:23 PM
I would have pulled Simon to face scooter but they have some right handed thump on the bench. Glad it worked out for Simon. He wasn't exactly being shelled.

Kc61
07-04-2014, 09:23 PM
Simon has been Cuetoesque all year when it comes to dodging the big inning.

With Braun and Lucroy up next, that job by Simon in the seventh was probably one of the year's best and most important.

Now Reds need to "play add on" as they say.

Ironman92
07-04-2014, 09:23 PM
Big Pasta has earned a high "A" for his brilliant first half of play.

Kc61
07-04-2014, 09:26 PM
Frazier thrown out at second after a single that Schaefer couldn't quite catch.

Ball squibbed away so perhaps understandable, but tough for Reds there.

Votto up.

cbowen2112
07-04-2014, 09:26 PM
Love the intensity by Frazier, but we need more runs...

villain612
07-04-2014, 09:27 PM
I wish Joey was 100%.

Kc61
07-04-2014, 09:28 PM
Wooten the pitcher here for Brew, Votto up. Full count on Joey. 4-3 out. Two down.

Broxton warming, expect him to be in the game next inning.

BP out on dribbler. Reds lead 4-1 going to the eighth inning.

villain612
07-04-2014, 09:30 PM
6 more outs

dubc47834
07-04-2014, 09:31 PM
Brandon looks like someone stole his twitter password tonite!

Kc61
07-04-2014, 09:34 PM
Simon stays in the game. Facing Braun. Alfredo at 2.71 ERA.

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Cozart throws out Braun. One down.

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Homer for Lucroy. Alfredo out of the game. 4-2 ballgame.

Ironman92
07-04-2014, 09:34 PM
Nice HR call George you goober SMH

villain612
07-04-2014, 09:35 PM
Well crap.

toledodan
07-04-2014, 09:35 PM
This ball looped into right.. George Grande lol

Ironman92
07-04-2014, 09:36 PM
"Lucroy with a looper" lol

A ball hit hard enough to RCF that makes it anywhere near the warning track so that BHam or Bruce can't get it is not a looper....Lucroy's went over the fence in the same description.

Kc61
07-04-2014, 09:37 PM
Kind of surprised Simon was left in the game there. Had a very high leverage seventh inning. Still Reds up two, need five outs. I would get Chapman up immediately, not much margin for error here.

Beltway
07-04-2014, 09:37 PM
I just learned that Billy Hamilton has as many home runs as Matt Holliday. LOL

villain612
07-04-2014, 09:38 PM
Thank god its Broxton

Ironman92
07-04-2014, 09:38 PM
Goodness George....now you call Brox " Jumbo"

Focus old man

Ironman92
07-04-2014, 09:38 PM
I just learned that Billy Hamilton has as many home runs as Matt Holliday. LOL

Higher slugging than Votto, Bruce and Phillips

Kc61
07-04-2014, 09:39 PM
Schumaker with a fine diving catch on Gomez. Two down.

Ironman92
07-04-2014, 09:39 PM
Nice catch by Skip

Reds are making those plays tonight, Brewers are not.

Boo on the camera guy

villain612
07-04-2014, 09:40 PM
Great play by Skip

Ironman92
07-04-2014, 09:40 PM
Schumaker with a fine diving catch on Gomez. Two down.

Skip surpasses Drew Stubbs in career diving catches in the OF

Kc61
07-04-2014, 09:40 PM
Brox gets two fly balls and we go to the bottom of 8 with the Reds up by two.

villain612
07-04-2014, 09:40 PM
3 more outs.

malcontent
07-04-2014, 09:43 PM
Higher slugging than Votto, Bruce and Phillips
That's insane. But probably the biggest reason this team has an uphill battle for a WC spot.

Kc61
07-04-2014, 09:44 PM
Zach Duke, our old friend. Reds will send up Bruce, Mes, Schu.

Bruce really needs to get it going. Not that time, grounds to short.

Now Mesoraco.

Kc61
07-04-2014, 09:46 PM
Jay Bruce now hitting .230. 3-1 count on Mesoraco. Now a foul, full count. You'd think they would pitch around Mes here. Devin fans.

So now Schumaker steps up to a round of applause.

Skip laces a single to left, he's had three hits tonight and an outstanding catch. Great game for Skip.

Cozart now up, long at bat, throws to first, deep count. Strikes out.

Ninth inning.

_Sir_Charles_
07-04-2014, 09:48 PM
Probably not going to happen, but I'd let Broxton pitch the 9th. 2 run lead, why use Chapman if you don't have to. Odds are good we'll need him the next 2 nights.

Tom Servo
07-04-2014, 09:49 PM
I think it is becoming exceedingly clear that the real issue that plagued the Reds in San Diego was Thom Brennaman.

Roy Tucker
07-04-2014, 09:51 PM
Every time I hear Dukes name, I think of the Stevie Wonder "Sir Duke" horn riff.

cbowen2112
07-04-2014, 09:51 PM
I think it is becoming exceedingly clear that the real issue that plagued the Reds in San Diego was Thom Brennaman.

Agreed...go away Thom!

Roy Tucker
07-04-2014, 09:52 PM
I think it is becoming exceedingly clear that the real issue that plagued the Reds in San Diego was Thom Brennaman.

Mr. Sunshine.

villain612
07-04-2014, 09:52 PM
I guess its fitting on the 4th of July to use the Missile

malcontent
07-04-2014, 09:53 PM
Horrible mistake by Jocketty to let Duke go, given Marshall's status. Been great for MIL.

Seemingly small decisions like that often make all the difference.

Kc61
07-04-2014, 09:53 PM
Probably not going to happen, but I'd let Broxton pitch the 9th. 2 run lead, why use Chapman if you don't have to. Odds are good we'll need him the next 2 nights.

For one thing the scheduled hitters include two lefties.

For another thing you don't mess around with close winning ballgames against the division leader.

Kc61
07-04-2014, 09:55 PM
Righty pinch hitter Bianchi. Pops it up. Cozart has. One. Down.

Kc61
07-04-2014, 09:56 PM
Chapman, well rested, gets strike one on Segura. In the dirt, 1-1 count.

Line shot foul. 1-2 count. Now 2-2 on a fastball inside.

Fouled off. Still even count.

Another foul. Segura hanging in with good at bat.

And a shot to Frazier who makes the play. Two down.

villain612
07-04-2014, 09:57 PM
For one thing the scheduled hitters include two lefties.

For another thing you don't mess around with close winning ballgames against the division leader.

I agree. Get the W.

Ironman92
07-04-2014, 09:58 PM
Glad Krhkhchris Davis didn't play tonight....seems to kill the Reds

Tom Servo
07-04-2014, 09:58 PM
Nice pick by Frazier.

_Sir_Charles_
07-04-2014, 09:58 PM
For one thing the scheduled hitters include two lefties.

For another thing you don't mess around with close winning ballgames against the division leader.

I get that. But if someone got on, you could still bring him in if you needed to. Moot point now anyway.

villain612
07-04-2014, 09:59 PM
Nice pick by Frazier.

It's criminal that he's gonna get an All Star snub.

Kc61
07-04-2014, 10:00 PM
Glad Krhkhchris Davis didn't play tonight....seems to kill the Reds

I read he had some injury, not sure it kept him out, just read it the other day.

Now Mark Reynolds. 1-1 count. Off speed over for strike two.

C'mon Aroldis.

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Ball. Game.

Tom Servo
07-04-2014, 10:00 PM
We're good again! :beerme:

WVRedsFan
07-04-2014, 10:00 PM
Reds reclaim 3rd place! Reds Win.

villain612
07-04-2014, 10:01 PM
Reds win.

We gain a game on the division leader.

_Sir_Charles_
07-04-2014, 10:01 PM
It's criminal that he's gonna get an All Star snub.

By the voters, yes. No chance he won't make the team though.

And this one belongs to the Reds!

Kc61
07-04-2014, 10:01 PM
I get that. But if someone got on, you could still bring him in if you needed to. Moot point now anyway.

Charles, there is no way you mess around with this ballgame. Chapman is your closer with four days rest. He must pitch.

toledodan
07-04-2014, 10:01 PM
K streak continue as well. 36 straight games I believe

_Sir_Charles_
07-04-2014, 10:01 PM
Reds reclaim 3rd place! Reds Win.

How? Pirates won too, right?

Mutaman
07-04-2014, 10:01 PM
Big big win after the San Diego debacle. Just another huge effort from Simon! Nice job by Billy and Schumacher.

WVRedsFan
07-04-2014, 10:04 PM
How? Pirates won too, right?

My bad. You are correct, sir. Just overly excited :eek:

_Sir_Charles_
07-04-2014, 10:05 PM
Charles, there is no way you mess around with this ballgame. Chapman is your closer with four days rest. He must pitch.

2 things. Chapman is NOT a sure thing no matter what people want to think. And secondly, Broxton's no bum out there either.

All I can say is that there have been many times when we used the closer when we didn't really need to and then you DO need to for several days in a row and he's unavailable.

Bottom line, I'm not a fan of automatically using relief pitchers by a pre-set playbook and only in 1 inning (or less) stints. Nothing against Chapman or the way it played out. It just seems to me that many here want to see Chapman go more than 1 inning...doesn't that apply to the OTHER guys in the pen too?

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My bad. You are correct, sir. Just overly excited :eek:

I wish I wasn't. I liked your version better. *grin*

Kc61
07-04-2014, 10:07 PM
Charles, Chapman is your closer. One of the best. Biggest game of the season. Has four days rest. Broxton hasn't closed in weeks and hasn't pitched more than an inning in awhile, maybe all season.

I don't think it's even a close question. Sorry, I understand your viewpoint.

Tom Servo
07-04-2014, 10:11 PM
Speaking of closers, the Cardinals closer is having some trouble against Miami.

Ironman92
07-04-2014, 10:20 PM
Speaking of closers, the Cardinals closer is having some trouble against Miami.

Jinx

Tony Cloninger
07-04-2014, 11:53 PM
Speaking of closers, the Cardinals closer is having some trouble against Miami.

Miami hitter pulled a Cozart/Heisey special and pulled a way outside pitch to the 3B. I think it was McGhee? They think they can overpower a 95+ fastball on the outside corner
and pull it. Stupid.

BluegrassRedleg
07-05-2014, 12:23 AM
Got to go to the game tonight. Almost a perfect evening at the yard. Best July weather ever, great pitching by Simon, a few runs and a homer by the Reds, and some nice defensive plays. Top it off with fireworks. Fun!

BluegrassRedleg
07-05-2014, 02:51 AM
Shot from our crow's nest tonight. Drop-dead gorgeous day in Cincinnati.

7455

_Sir_Charles_
07-05-2014, 11:18 AM
Fantastic photo. Love it.