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Larkin11
03-02-2016, 11:21 AM
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cumberlandreds
03-02-2016, 11:46 AM
This game will be on MLB Network at 9 pm tonight. IIRC, FSO is televising live at 3 pm.

marcshoe
03-02-2016, 11:48 AM
I was looking forward to this one because of the scheduled pitchers, but the lineup itself, with the three outfielders and Peraza, intrigues. I'm recording because I won't be home until about 5:30, and the replay cuts things out (I don't know whether the MLB network broadcast will or not.)

Tadasimha
03-02-2016, 02:20 PM
The most important question is: who's in the best game thread shape of their life?

RedTeamGo!
03-02-2016, 02:23 PM
Yeassss Stephenson and Winker starting!

cumberlandreds
03-02-2016, 02:26 PM
Cody Reed is scheduled to pitch today too. We will get a first look at two of our best pitching prospects today.

FlightRick
03-02-2016, 02:30 PM
Also for your viewing pleasure today, FSOhio is showing an hour-long State of the Franchise Roundtable Discussion (with Walt & Dick & maybe a few others) at 2pm, with a 7pm replay. My DVR is already set for what I'm sure will turn out to be two grown men disagreeing about everything because they are not on the same page.

Or maybe not.

Elam
03-02-2016, 03:28 PM
I don't think this really deserves it's own thread so I'll post it here since Billy is starting today:
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Raisor
03-02-2016, 03:39 PM
Why isn't Votto playing? Is he hurt again?

#Mid-Season form

klw
03-02-2016, 04:12 PM
Why isn't Votto playing? Is he hurt again?

#Mid-Season form

Benched for failing to get an extra base hit yesterday. Are we concerned yet?

NebraskaRed
03-02-2016, 04:19 PM
Just tuning in now. How did Stephenson look?

Larkin11
03-02-2016, 04:27 PM
Stephenson's stuff looks great, but we're already getting a glimpse of the control issues, especially with the fastball.

klw
03-02-2016, 04:28 PM
C. Trent Rosecrans ‏@ctrent 11m11 minutes ago

A walk and that’s it for Stephenson. Went to a full count on 3 of 4 batters faced

Mark Sheldon ‏@m_sheldon 11m11 minutes ago

Scoreless first inning w/ a walk for Stephenson. Went to full counts on 3 of his 4 batters. #reds

John Fay ‏@johnfayman 13m13 minutes ago

Stephenson throws a scoreless first. Got a lot of swing-and-misses. #reds

androosh
03-02-2016, 04:28 PM
Just tuning in now. How did Stephenson look?Just tuned in as well so I'm not sure, but Suarez with the glove in the hot corner! That was a pretty good play for someone who had questionable defense when we was first brought up.

Larkin11
03-02-2016, 04:32 PM
Cody Reed warming up.

Elam
03-02-2016, 04:33 PM
Stephenson looked pretty good. Great movement on his pitches. Swinging strikeouts with the changeup and curve. Some batters (esp. right handers) were letting the curve go on the outside corner and not chasing. About 40 pitches though for 2 innings.

Reed up next.

Larkin11
03-02-2016, 04:36 PM
Reed really works fast.

Larkin11
03-02-2016, 04:38 PM
Very impressive inning from Reed. The slider is nasty.

NebraskaRed
03-02-2016, 04:38 PM
Hello, Cody Reed

RedTeamGo!
03-02-2016, 04:38 PM
Wow. Reed looks great. Love how fast he works.

Yes, I understand it's one inning in ST.

Stephenson looked ok, I don't like how much difficulty he has locating his fastball. Reminds me of young Homer Bailey.

Chuckie
03-02-2016, 04:38 PM
Sweet baby Jesus. Cody Reed is filthy.

Future ace. He looks even better than RobSteve ... and it's not even close. And RobSteve looks really good!

I'm happy right now.

Cherokee
03-02-2016, 04:39 PM
Now that's efficient pitching...

androosh
03-02-2016, 04:39 PM
Reed looked real good there. Hopefully a little glimpse of things to come!

membengal
03-02-2016, 04:39 PM
That sure sounded good and effective on the radio call.

LoganBuck
03-02-2016, 04:39 PM
Cody Reed is good at baseball.

Elam
03-02-2016, 04:39 PM
Reed's looked really impressive. The fastball location seemed on point and getting a read on the slider out of his hand seems really difficult. Worked really fast, threw I think 1 ball.

Elam
03-02-2016, 04:41 PM
Seriously that fastball/slider combo is nasty. If he can work in an average changeup he could be a monster.

Tom Servo
03-02-2016, 04:43 PM
Fun reminder that Brandon Finnegan is just one day older than Cody Reed.

LoganBuck
03-02-2016, 04:43 PM
Votto with the definition of being forced to due an interview. He was one step above Marshawn Lynch.

Chuckie
03-02-2016, 04:44 PM
I kind of laughed when I heard Welsh compared Cody Reed to Madison Bumgarner.

Me = not laughing now.

NebraskaRed
03-02-2016, 04:44 PM
Thanks to the quick inning, we'll never learn more about Votto's dog

Elam
03-02-2016, 04:44 PM
Votto with the definition of being forced to due an interview. He was one step above Marshawn Lynch.

Jim Day: Goals for the season?

Votto: Do as few interviews as possible.

Strikes Out Looking
03-02-2016, 04:44 PM
Why is John Fay at spring training? I thought he retired.

Chuckie
03-02-2016, 04:45 PM
Reed also has attitude on the mound ... without being cocky (if that makes any sense).

And as others have mentioned, he works fast. I love that.

Love everything about him. Wow.

NebraskaRed
03-02-2016, 04:46 PM
Why is John Fay at spring training? I thought he retired.

"Retired" from Enquirer, but works for someone else now

Chip R
03-02-2016, 04:47 PM
Thanks to the quick inning, we'll never learn more about Votto's dog

If Raisor's cat is named Votto, does that mean Votto's dog is named Raisor?

TRF
03-02-2016, 04:48 PM
Raisor is Votto's dog. On weekends and Leap Days.

Larkin11
03-02-2016, 04:48 PM
Nice piece of hitting by Napoli. Wasn't going to bite on that slider, just waiting for that fastball.

androosh
03-02-2016, 04:50 PM
Is that a really long but thin pony tail Reed is rocking, or is it just a super long band for his glasses? I can't tell on my tiny monitor.

Raisor
03-02-2016, 04:50 PM
Stephenson's stuff looks great, but we're already getting a glimpse of the control issues, especially with the fastball.


Its the first day.

LoganBuck
03-02-2016, 04:50 PM
Cody Reed is bad at baseball.






Spring training hot takes.

dougdirt
03-02-2016, 04:52 PM
Why is John Fay at spring training? I thought he retired.

My read on the situation was that the Enquirer essentially forced retirement on him so they could hire someone younger and pay them less in order to save money in the long run. Immediately upon announcing he was retiring from the paper, he was making it known he was still going to be covering baseball. None of this is actual inside information, just how I read the situation as it played out.

JaxRed
03-02-2016, 04:52 PM
Is that a really long but thin pony tail Reed is rocking, or is it just a super long band for his glasses? I can't tell on my tiny monitor.

Long band.... was wondering the same thing.

LoganBuck
03-02-2016, 04:52 PM
Reed is struggling with his release point in this inning.

Tom Servo
03-02-2016, 04:52 PM
Is that a really long but thin pony tail Reed is rocking, or is it just a super long band for his glasses? I can't tell on my tiny monitor.
glasses band, I think he said his mom made it for him

Raisor
03-02-2016, 04:54 PM
Raisor is Votto's dog. On weekends and Leap Days.

Every day that ends in "y"

Larkin11
03-02-2016, 04:54 PM
Its the first day.

Yes, and nerves were probably a big factor, but it's still something to watch from him, even on the first day.

klw
03-02-2016, 04:55 PM
Jim Mansfield @jwmansfield

@johnfayman Did I miss something? Thought you were not with Enguirer?
John Fay ‏@johnfayman 22h22 hours ago
John Fay Retweeted Jim Mansfield

I did. Now working for http://WCPO.com , Channel 9s website. John Fay added,

John FayVerified account
‏@johnfayman John Fay Retweeted Jeff Allen

Retired from the Enquirer. Ive got a lifetime contract with Twitter.

androosh
03-02-2016, 04:57 PM
Long band.... was wondering the same thing.


glasses band, I think he said his mom made it for him
While I can't say I'm not disappointed, since his mom made it, I can accept it.

LoganBuck
03-02-2016, 04:58 PM
Dick Williams, hardened criminal trespasser.

Spring Training Hot Takes.

Tom Servo
03-02-2016, 05:13 PM
I'm telling ya, Jumbo isn't that good. He has some value thanks to the gaudy K/BB ratio, but he has a major gopherball problem.

JaxRed
03-02-2016, 05:23 PM
I liked the Williams interview....

TRF
03-02-2016, 05:39 PM
I'm telling ya, Jumbo isn't that good. He has some value thanks to the gaudy K/BB ratio, but he has a major gopherball problem.

It's game one of ST. And as for last year, the HR/9 after he was called back up wasn't bad. 7 appearances in July, no HR's one in August in 14 appearances, 3 in September in 13 appearances. None in 2 apperarances in Oct.

He was bad to start the year was sent down to make adjustments and he did. Jumbo Diaz isn't a problem for this pitching staff. 1.19 HR/9 isn't horrible. 1.95, what it was when he was sent down, that is horrible.

Tom Servo
03-02-2016, 05:54 PM
Huh, so Juan Duran can play in spring training games despite being suspended in the regular season.

Raisor
03-02-2016, 05:59 PM
Huh, so Juan Duran can play in spring training games despite being suspended in the regular season.

Is he wearing a mask?

Did they announce him as the Midnight Rider?

Is JJ Dillon offering a $10,000 bounty to take his mask off?

What is Jim Crockett going to do if it is Juan under that hood?

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My 1980's NWA-fu is strong.

tomnuetten
03-02-2016, 06:32 PM
ah its just great to watch baseball again :)

Red Raindog
03-02-2016, 06:36 PM
ahhhhh - a well executed hit & run --- I feel better already

tomnuetten
03-02-2016, 06:43 PM
still unbeaten ;)

BenHayes
03-03-2016, 12:48 AM
Eugenio Suarez looks very balanced at the plate. If he handles the low and away stuff so much the better.