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goreds2
04-14-2016, 12:51 PM
I have not started a Game Thread in years. Hopefully, this will breakup the two game skid. Thanks,

Cincinnati Reds
5-3, 2nd in National League Central
Today, 8:05 PM on CSCh, FSOH
Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois

androosh
04-14-2016, 02:39 PM
If we win, I'm not starting another one until we lose again.

Tom Servo
04-14-2016, 03:28 PM
Suarez back at SS tonight

Billy Hamilton - CF
Eugenio Suarez - SS
Joey Votto - 1B
Brandon Phillips - 2B
Jay Bruce - RF
Adam Duvall - LF
Jordan Pacheco - 3B
Tucker Barnhart - C
Raisel Iglesias - RHP

Raisor
04-14-2016, 03:32 PM
Suarez back at SS tonight

Billy Hamilton - CF
Eugenio Suarez - SS
Joey Votto - 1B
Brandon Phillips - 2B
Jay Bruce - RF
Adam Duvall - LF
Jordan Pacheco - 3B
Tucker Barnhart - C
Raisel Iglesias - RHP

If Suarez is going to play short, then I'd put Duvall at third to play Schebler over Pacheco

Kc61
04-14-2016, 03:41 PM
If Suarez is going to play short, then I'd put Duvall at third to play Schebler over Pacheco

I think the whole point of this alignment is to give Pacheco a start.

I'm confident Suarez will go back to third tomorrow.

Rantly
04-14-2016, 03:45 PM
I think the whole point of this alignment is to give Pacheco a start.

I'm confident Suarez will go back to third tomorrow.

Got to get Pache going...

Raisor
04-14-2016, 03:52 PM
I think the whole point of this alignment is to give Pacheco a start.

I'm confident Suarez will go back to third tomorrow.

I'm sure you're right, but getting 30 year old Pacheco starts doesn't really mean anything to me.

RedlegJake
04-14-2016, 04:09 PM
I'm sure you're right, but getting 30 year old Pacheco starts doesn't really mean anything to me.

I don't understand it either but I hope he hits a couple homers tonight.

OnBaseMachine
04-14-2016, 04:20 PM
I came here to post the same thing Raisor. Pacheco is terrible. Play Duvall at third and Schebler in left.

malcontent
04-14-2016, 04:26 PM
If Suarez is going to play short, then I'd put Duvall at third to play Schebler over Pacheco
Yeah, Duvall is probably a better 3B than LF, and the lineup could use some more oomph (both Duvall and Schebler).

We'll probably NEVER get to see those two in the same lineup (unless BH is out) with Price managing (too much oomph for him).

:(

malcontent
04-14-2016, 04:32 PM
Schebler sitting against the RH Hammel reminds me of Baker's bewilderment when some team threw out about 8 LHH against Arroyo.

"They're STACKING the lineup against him!"

Kc61
04-14-2016, 04:40 PM
I'm sure you're right, but getting 30 year old Pacheco starts doesn't really mean anything to me.

It means very little to me, as well. I don't even know the guy.

But since he's on the roster, he need to play every once in a blue moon. Maybe tonight there will be a blue moon in Chicago.

Raisor
04-14-2016, 04:43 PM
It means very little to me, as well. I don't even know the guy.

But since he's on the roster, he need to play every once in a blue moon. Maybe tonight there will be a blue moon in Chicago.

Except he really doesn't need to start unless there's an emergency.

757690
04-14-2016, 06:12 PM
Except he really doesn't need to start unless there's an emergency.

If he only plays when there is an emergency, he"ll never be ready for that emergency. Gotta keep everyone playing, even if they aren't part of the future.

texasdave
04-14-2016, 06:34 PM
Happy 75th Birthday to the Hit King, Pete Rose. :beerme:

Elam
04-14-2016, 06:50 PM
I'll be at Wrigley tonight. Hopefully we can pull this one out.

757690
04-14-2016, 07:23 PM
I'll be at Wrigley tonight. Hopefully we can pull this one out.

May the odds be ever in your favor.

Elam
04-14-2016, 07:50 PM
Walking into Wrigley now. Let's do this Redlegs


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RedsfaninMT
04-14-2016, 08:09 PM
Only following on Gamecast, but that's a heckuva AB by Billy.

cincrazy
04-14-2016, 08:09 PM
Good job by Billy working the count full then drawing a walk.

Donder
04-14-2016, 08:11 PM
WalkBillyWalk!

RunBillyRun!

- - - Updated - - -

That's about right for this series.

PickedBilly

Tom Servo
04-14-2016, 08:23 PM
Seems like Iglesias is working a lot slower than normal.

Chuckie
04-14-2016, 08:24 PM
Told u guys Bruce doesn't make good defensive plays any longer.

#EatingCrow

Tom Servo
04-14-2016, 08:25 PM
lol @ the Cubs fans reacting loudly to a can of corn to RF, and at Fowler getting caught napping.

tomnuetten
04-14-2016, 08:25 PM
turn on the stream and first thing I see is Cubs being Cubbies => nice

Roy Tucker
04-14-2016, 08:25 PM
Fowler gets the Thom voice of scorn.

reds1869
04-14-2016, 08:26 PM
Liking the more patient approach by Billy. A walk is undoubtedly as good as a hit for him.

Chuckie
04-14-2016, 08:27 PM
Fowler gets the Thom voice of scorn.

I mean, that is unbelievable UN-BEE-LEEVE-A-BUL. I can't even believe what I'm seeing right now. Wow. I mean, my goodness, WOW.

Chuckie
04-14-2016, 08:29 PM
I feel like we might not win the World Series this year.

Chuckie
04-14-2016, 08:31 PM
The Fight Doctor with a double down the LF line.

Red Raindog
04-14-2016, 08:31 PM
OK -- pass the crow and I'll need a little salt

Tom Servo
04-14-2016, 08:32 PM
Double just past the 3B probably bought Pacheco at least a few more weeks on the roster.

Tom Servo
04-14-2016, 08:33 PM
Thom was just fawning over what Barnhart has done in his 11 plate appearances lol.

Gandalf the Red
04-14-2016, 08:37 PM
Thom: "I have always been dumbfounded."

Me: choking on my Dr. Pepper.

OnBaseMachine
04-14-2016, 08:39 PM
Going to be another long night for the Reds pitching staff, as Iglesias can't throw a pitch within four inches of his target tonight.

tomnuetten
04-14-2016, 08:39 PM
mhm middle of the plate breaking ball.. not the best idea

Tom Servo
04-14-2016, 08:41 PM
BTW, Thom thinks Bryant can be more of a slugger than the guy (Harper) who had 81 XBS last year compared to Bryant's 62. And Harper is younger.

Good lord our lead announcer is a dolt.

Falls City Beer
04-14-2016, 08:45 PM
Has Iglesias ever allowed a run to score that wasn't via home run? Cuz if he can figure that out, he'll be untouchable.

BluegrassRedleg
04-14-2016, 08:48 PM
Has Iglesias ever allowed a run to score that wasn't via home run? Cuz if he can figure that out, he'll be untouchable.

Cueto Jr.

BluegrassRedleg
04-14-2016, 08:49 PM
Not much bounce in this bunch tonight.

Tom Servo
04-14-2016, 08:53 PM
Not much bounce in this bunch tonight.
Us or the Reds? Seems like both.

Ugh, BP.

Falls City Beer
04-14-2016, 08:54 PM
Not much bounce in this bunch tonight.

I think most folks know, after the last two nights, that the hot start was what they expected it was: a fluke. This is a bad team and not much to look forward to.

Gandalf the Red
04-14-2016, 08:54 PM
Thom discussing whether he's brave or idiotic. (In the context of bungee cord jumping, but still gold, either way.)

tomnuetten
04-14-2016, 08:54 PM
mhm 2 on thx to bad fielding by bp4 and a bunt single :(

BluegrassRedleg
04-14-2016, 08:55 PM
Us or the Reds? Seems like both.

Ugh, BP.

Good point.

Larkin11
04-14-2016, 08:57 PM
Not sure how you don't review that. Seemed pretty clear Fowler slid to the right side towards Suarez.

Tom Servo
04-14-2016, 08:58 PM
Iglesias seemed scared of Zobrist. Problem is Rizzo is the next batter.

bagz
04-14-2016, 08:59 PM
Please No Grand Slam.

tomnuetten
04-14-2016, 08:59 PM
and a 4 pitch walk to load the bases

where is chuckie to criticize bp defense or is this only happening with bruce?

Tom Servo
04-14-2016, 09:00 PM
I think most folks know, after the last two nights, that the hot start was what they expected it was: a fluke. This is a bad team and not much to look forward to.
Yes, who could have predicted that everyone's pick for the World Series would be outplaying our Redlegs in a 3 game set.

Gandalf the Red
04-14-2016, 09:01 PM
Whew. K to end the inning. For a minute there I was afraid Simon had taken Iglesias as his Padawan learner between innings.

Roy Tucker
04-14-2016, 09:02 PM
Big K.

tomnuetten
04-14-2016, 09:05 PM
bp has a great day so far...

texasdave
04-14-2016, 09:08 PM
If it makes anyone feel any better, and this probably shouldn't, none of the four Reds farm clubs have scored a run yet either. The entire organization is still on the schneid.

Gandalf the Red
04-14-2016, 09:11 PM
Cool. Maybe somebody told the Reds that Jason Hammel and Cole Hamels are two totally different guys.

BluegrassRedleg
04-14-2016, 09:12 PM
Big K.

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Stray
04-14-2016, 09:13 PM
lol what is that guy yelling

RedTeamGo!
04-14-2016, 09:16 PM
Good thing that inning came down to Pacheco. Good grief.

Roy Tucker
04-14-2016, 09:17 PM
Did Bryant break his bat on that hit?

Gandalf the Red
04-14-2016, 09:17 PM
When I watch his interviews, Bryan Price strikes me as the Guy Smiley of managers. (If Guy Smiley was prone to drop a few dozen F-bombs now and then.)

Tom Servo
04-14-2016, 09:24 PM
70 pitches through 4 innings for Raisel, not ideal. Hopefully he can go 6.

Roy Tucker
04-14-2016, 09:30 PM
Raisel has some jets.

Gandalf the Red
04-14-2016, 09:30 PM
70 pitches through 4 innings for Raisel, not ideal. Hopefully he can go 6.

Take solace knowing that JJ Hoover is rested and ready, waiting by the BatPhone to save the day in a tight game.

RedTeamGo!
04-14-2016, 09:34 PM
Would be a nice time for votto to announce his 2016 arrival.

Stray
04-14-2016, 09:35 PM
If Billy gets a longer sliding cast he'll be literally impossible to throw out.

RedTeamGo!
04-14-2016, 09:35 PM
Update: no, because we must be punished

Gandalf the Red
04-14-2016, 09:35 PM
I think someone replaced Joey's expensive fancy coffee with dark, sparkling Folger's crystals.

Tadasimha
04-14-2016, 09:37 PM
I think someone replaced Joey's expensive fancy coffee with dark, sparkling Folger's crystals.

Mmmm, coffee

BluegrassRedleg
04-14-2016, 09:39 PM
Christ...

tomnuetten
04-14-2016, 09:39 PM
and hammel with a rbi double :(

Tadasimha
04-14-2016, 09:40 PM
Christ...

Pretty sure quetzilcoatl has been involved

Roy Tucker
04-14-2016, 09:44 PM
Bullpen getting active.

Gandalf the Red
04-14-2016, 09:47 PM
Bullpen getting active.

That makes me feel a lot better.

Mutaman
04-14-2016, 09:47 PM
Bullpen getting active.

Roy: You should post it like this: "Bullpen" getting active.

Tadasimha
04-14-2016, 09:47 PM
Rizzo now using Taylor Swift as walk up music

membengal
04-14-2016, 09:48 PM
I'm positive Votto's slow start is a direct result of my getting him at auction for my fantasy team.


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Chuckie
04-14-2016, 09:50 PM
This game really puts our World Series hopes in jeopardy.

KronoRed
04-14-2016, 09:54 PM
Reds in a hurry.

membengal
04-14-2016, 09:57 PM
What's schebler done to not be getting at-bats against right handers?


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malcontent
04-14-2016, 10:03 PM
What's schebler done to not be getting at-bats against right handers?


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Price is like Baker...his "platoons" have more to do with the phase of the moon than lefty/righty.

membengal
04-14-2016, 10:04 PM
Even if somehow needing to get at-bats for Pacheco is a thing, why did Duvall start against right hander over schebler in left field? This team's refusal to even try a normal platoon over the years is maddening.


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Stray
04-14-2016, 10:10 PM
I for whatever reason have a few too many Cubs fans friends. They're gonna be unbearable this year cuz this Cubs team is real good.

malcontent
04-14-2016, 10:10 PM
Even if somehow needing to get at-bats for Pacheco is a thing, why did Duvall start against right hander over schebler in left field? This team's refusal to even try a normal platoon over the years is maddening.


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Absolutely. But we knew Price would do this.

Red Raindog
04-14-2016, 10:13 PM
I for whatever reason have a few too many Cubs fans friends. They're gonna be unbearable this year cuz this Cubs team is real good.

well one is too many right now

:devil:

Roy Tucker
04-14-2016, 10:13 PM
Montero makes $14M this year and next? Jeez. Cubs are rolling in the dough.

Falls City Beer
04-14-2016, 10:16 PM
This series has been a nailbiter.

Ron Madden
04-14-2016, 10:18 PM
OK it's time to score some runs.

GADawg
04-14-2016, 10:20 PM
Gawd i despise the Cubs.....on a positive note the Pirates look mediocre.....after watching the Reds/Pirates series and then seeing them today against the Tigers I just don't get the love they get from the prognositic, uh prognosticate, uh guys who pick the contenders

Roy Tucker
04-14-2016, 10:21 PM
This series has been a nailbiter.

A big green toenail.

BluegrassRedleg
04-14-2016, 10:24 PM
Great approach, Billy.

marcshoe
04-14-2016, 10:24 PM
I love Chris Welsh, but I think he's confusing T. Wood with somebody else. "all those years" that Wood pitched for the Reds were 2010 and 2011. And Barnhart, who Welsh said caught Wood "so much", was in Dayton in 2011. I'm not sure he ever caught him.

Roy Tucker
04-14-2016, 10:24 PM
Drop and give me 50, Billy.

Tracy Jones
04-14-2016, 10:25 PM
This series has been a nailbiter.

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Ron Madden
04-14-2016, 10:25 PM
How much longer will Tyler Holt be on the 25 man roster?

PXShaman
04-14-2016, 10:26 PM
I like this Billy Hamilton. 5 BB on season with 7 K's. A .310 ish after that AB OBP to start off. I really hope he keeps it up.

BluegrassRedleg
04-14-2016, 10:29 PM
We now bring you the "Where Was Thom When... " portion of the broadcast.

Tracy Jones
04-14-2016, 10:30 PM
Ah yes 2003. The 2 weeks of my life when I was the biggest Marlins fan on the planet.

Tom Servo
04-14-2016, 10:30 PM
Why does footage from 2003 look like it's from 1983?

BluegrassRedleg
04-14-2016, 10:31 PM
Why does footage from 2003 look like it's from 1983?

Anything that's not in HD looks ancient to me now. I'm like "How did we watch THAT?"

Tracy Jones
04-14-2016, 10:31 PM
Why does footage from 2003 look like it's from 1983?

Pre HD

KronoRed
04-14-2016, 10:33 PM
Anything that's not in HD looks ancient to me now. I'm like "How did we watch THAT?"

What's weird is that game was shown in HD, guess FSO doesn't have access to the footage and instead used a VHS tape.

PXShaman
04-14-2016, 10:33 PM
Anything that's not in HD looks ancient to me now. I'm like "How did we watch THAT?"

I watch the 1990 World Series on a recorded VHS, looks ancient, almost like the 70's. Still love it though, still feel it.

Tom Servo
04-14-2016, 10:33 PM
Walk in the game Monday aside, I think Cotham is good and well be one of the Reds most (only?) dependable relievers this season.

marcshoe
04-14-2016, 10:33 PM
Don't believe them Tom. It's because you're getting old.

marcshoe
04-14-2016, 10:35 PM
I watch the 1990 World Series on a recorded VHS, looks ancient, almost like the 70's. Still love it though, still feel it.

Excuse me a minute, but did you just say that "ancient" was "almost like the 70's", Whippersnapper?

Tracy Jones
04-14-2016, 10:36 PM
I watch the 1990 World Series on a recorded VHS, looks ancient, almost like the 70's. Still love it though, still feel it.

Try this. Probably much better quality.


http://youtu.be/MKDuTAVFu3Q

Freak25
04-14-2016, 10:37 PM
The bats are silent.

GADawg
04-14-2016, 10:38 PM
the way Rondon wears his hat is just another reason to hate the Cubs

Ironman92
04-14-2016, 10:39 PM
Just stopped by to see how many guys Jay Bruce has walked tonight.

Freak25
04-14-2016, 10:42 PM
Give Dusty time, he'll screw it up.

Tom Servo
04-14-2016, 10:44 PM
Hoover, with the team already down three runs, gets ahead of Bryant 0-2 and then nibbles and walks him.

Tracy Jones
04-14-2016, 10:45 PM
Is Bryce Harper officially the best player in baseball now?

I say yes.

40YrRedsFan
04-14-2016, 10:50 PM
Hoover doing what Hoovers do.

Freak25
04-14-2016, 10:50 PM
Can we change Hoover's first Name initials from JJ to BB?

Chip R
04-14-2016, 10:50 PM
Well, at least he didn't give up a grand slam.

Tracy Jones
04-14-2016, 10:51 PM
On the bright side, Hoover is imploding while down 3-0 as opposed to up 3-0

malcontent
04-14-2016, 10:52 PM
Gameday has Cotham pitching...?

Gandalf the Red
04-14-2016, 10:53 PM
Watching J.J. Hoover pitch is the real reason Luke Skywalker went into exile.

40YrRedsFan
04-14-2016, 10:53 PM
Julius Szczur up

Tracy Jones
04-14-2016, 10:53 PM
Ummm...Hoover is not a closer

Tom Servo
04-14-2016, 10:54 PM
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LeDoux
04-14-2016, 10:55 PM
Give me a D.....
D!
Give me a F....
F!
Give me an A...
A!

What does that spell?
Hoover!

(Cheers)

40YrRedsFan
04-14-2016, 10:57 PM
Hoover out, Jumbo in......worse to worser:bang:

Mutaman
04-14-2016, 10:57 PM
Ummm...Hoover is not a closer

I submit a sharp organization would have realized that last December.

Tom Servo
04-14-2016, 10:58 PM
And some criticized the Reds for not essentially handing Hoover a blank check when it came to arbitration.

I'm just sayin.

Mutaman
04-14-2016, 10:59 PM
JJ gets the closed job absolutely handed to him and it takes him exactly two weeks to blow it.

Tracy Jones
04-14-2016, 10:59 PM
What the hell was Phillips doing on that play other than nothing?

Stray
04-14-2016, 10:59 PM
can we fire everyone in the bullpen

Chip R
04-14-2016, 10:59 PM
LOL Reds

Ironman92
04-14-2016, 11:00 PM
Jay Bruce made one of the best plays coming in I've ever seen him make covering a surprising amount of territory.....promptly gets up and throws the ball to no one allowing a terrible run to a guy who forgot to tag up at 3rd

Ironman92
04-14-2016, 11:01 PM
Ummm...Hoover is not a closer

A bit of a dumpster fire

Tracy Jones
04-14-2016, 11:01 PM
JJ gets the closed job absolutely handed to him and it takes him exactly two weeks to blow it.

The real problem is who do you give it to?

Stray
04-14-2016, 11:01 PM
The real problem is who do you give it to?

pretty much

Tracy Jones
04-14-2016, 11:02 PM
A bit of a dumpster fire

He always has been pitching in the 9th inning.

Gandalf the Red
04-14-2016, 11:02 PM
can we fire everyone in the bullpen


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCbfMkh940Q

Tracy Jones
04-14-2016, 11:04 PM
Remember when the Reds had the best bullpen in baseball? It wasn't that long ago.

40YrRedsFan
04-14-2016, 11:05 PM
Most organizations wouldn't stand for all these walks.

Stray
04-14-2016, 11:07 PM
Thom announcing innings pitched this bullpen in August is gonna be brutal. He's still semi tolerable rn.

Tracy Jones
04-14-2016, 11:07 PM
Most organizations wouldn't stand for all these walks.

I heard Price with my own ears say he wasn't going to either. Let's see if he meant it. Something has to be done.

westofyou
04-14-2016, 11:08 PM
I've always been a tad ambivalent about assisted suicide.

Then I saw the Reds 2016 bullpen pitch.




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TheBigLebowski
04-14-2016, 11:08 PM
Worst. Pen. Ever.

The first week was fun. But this..is what this team is. Gotta find something to be excited about other than winning.

Tonight? Really not much.

JJ Hoover and all his compatriots can leave, though. Cotham hasn't had his meltdown yet, so he is cool guy for 04/14.

Tom Servo
04-14-2016, 11:09 PM
Duvall can mash XBHs, I like him.

Gandalf the Red
04-14-2016, 11:12 PM
Duvall can mash XBHs, I like him.

3B . . . LF . . . Think he can pitch? Let's try him in the bullpen, too.

Red Raindog
04-14-2016, 11:12 PM
a run == take that Cubbies!

Tracy Jones
04-14-2016, 11:13 PM
Duvall can mash XBHs, I like him.

The LF situation definitely looks better than it has since Ludwick's lightning in 2012.

TheBigLebowski
04-14-2016, 11:13 PM
For the record, those who research these things...I want it referenced that I called this weeks ago...even pointed out how much it would suck if the rest of the pieces came together because this bullpen simply prevents this team, by itself, from being competitive.

I want it referenced simply because I'm often accused of being negative. I'd rather be accused of being right.

Stray
04-14-2016, 11:13 PM
I admittedly don't religiously follow offseason and spring training stuff, but I don't really have any clue who this Pacheco fellow is.

Tracy Jones
04-14-2016, 11:14 PM
Cub fans are the absolute worst

Stray
04-14-2016, 11:15 PM
These fans behind home plate are a perfect microcosm of what we can expect from Cubs fans this year.

Tom Servo
04-14-2016, 11:15 PM
Well this series took a turn for the crappy after Finnegan left the mound Monday.

Ironman92
04-14-2016, 11:15 PM
Cub fans are the absolute worst

Can't imagine sitting in an 8-0 blowout and chanting "Duvall sucks"

40YrRedsFan
04-14-2016, 11:15 PM
I admittedly don't religiously follow offseason and spring training stuff, but I don't really have any clue who this Pacheco fellow is.

Used to play for the Rockies if I remember correctly.

Stray
04-14-2016, 11:17 PM
Well this series took a turn for the crappy after Finnegan left the mound Monday.

Things were looking so good then, too.

Crappy bullpens are the worst.

Tracy Jones
04-14-2016, 11:17 PM
These fans behind home plate are a perfect microcosm of what we can expect from Cubs fans this year.

The biggest pink hat bandwagon fanbase in all of sports.

marcshoe
04-14-2016, 11:19 PM
I admittedly don't religiously follow offseason and spring training stuff, but I don't really have any clue who this Pacheco fellow is.

He was Muhammed Ali's corner man.

Tracy Jones
04-14-2016, 11:20 PM
Can't imagine sitting in an 8-0 blowout and chanting "Duvall sucks"

Can't imagine doing that at any time...

Or threatening to kill a nerd in the stands for trying to catch a foul ball.

Tom Servo
04-14-2016, 11:21 PM
One last thought for tonight is that I hate 8pm starts. At least two of the three games against STL are day games this weekend.

Ron Madden
04-14-2016, 11:23 PM
Box Score

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2016_04_14_cinmlb_chnmlb_1#game=2016 _04_14_cinmlb_chnmlb_1,game_tab=box,game_state=Wra pup

KronoRed
04-14-2016, 11:40 PM
Box Score

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2016_04_14_cinmlb_chnmlb_1#game=2016 _04_14_cinmlb_chnmlb_1,game_tab=box,game_state=Wra pup

Hmmm...a 16.88 ERA

WVRedsFan
04-15-2016, 12:43 AM
If Bryan Price is such a tremendous pitching expert, why did he pick who he did for the bullpen? Why did he think Jumbo was so great. And Sampson...I could go on and on. Hoover? No.

That aside, this game is not on Price. It's on lack of concentration. They know it's futile.

Jokes aside, I had the Reds at 3-9 after 12 games. Well, we're 5-4 and hanging in there. If they wake up and forget Hoover and Jumbo, it might be okay, but going to St. Louis, Don't be surprised if the record drops to 6-6 or 5-7.

Larkin11
04-15-2016, 12:47 AM
If Bryan Price is such a tremendous pitching expert, why did he pick who he did for the bullpen? Why did he think Jumbo was so great. And Sampson...I could go on and on. Hoover? No.

That aside, this game is not on Price. It's on lack of concentration. They know it's futile.

Jokes aside, I had the Reds at 3-9 after 12 games. Well, we're 5-4 and hanging in there. If they wake up and forget Hoover and Jumbo, it might be okay, but going to St. Louis, Don't be surprised if the record drops to 6-6 or 5-7.

Walt and Dick didn't give him much to work with in terms of putting a bullpen together.

Wonderful Monds
04-15-2016, 03:30 AM
Why does footage from 2003 look like it's from 1983?

I have been saying this for years. Anything from like before 2010 looks like it was recorded on the first ever video camera to my eyes. And it makes me artificially feel old as hell which screw that.

membengal
04-15-2016, 04:21 AM
I say again - blake wood should get next opp for high leverage situations. See if he can do better. Hard to do worse than Diaz and Hoover.


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RedFanT
04-15-2016, 06:21 AM
Or threatening to kill a nerd in the stands for trying to catch a foul ball.

I'm sure Goose Gossage would be heartened by that.

757690
04-15-2016, 09:37 AM
I say again - blake wood should get next opp for high leverage situations. See if he can do better. Hard to do worse than Diaz and Hoover.


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Be careful what you wish for ;)

membengal
04-15-2016, 12:10 PM
Be careful what you wish for ;)

Look, I am not saying it will be better, but it likely can't be worse. If it's worse, cut him. But stop running Hoover and Diaz out late in games. Just, stop.

goreds2
04-18-2016, 12:48 PM
I have not started a Game Thread in years. Hopefully, this will breakup the two game skid. Thanks,

Cincinnati Reds
5-3, 2nd in National League Central
Today, 8:05 PM on CSCh, FSOH
Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois

Sorry this did not work. klw started the winning thread on Saturday......