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cumberlandreds
06-18-2016, 03:09 PM
Here's to Cody Reed and a very successful big league career! :beerme:







1. Zack Cozart (http://www.baseballpress.com/lineups#) (R) SS
2. Joey Votto (http://www.baseballpress.com/lineups#) (L) DH
3. Brandon Phillips (http://www.baseballpress.com/lineups#) (R) 2B
4. Jay Bruce (http://www.baseballpress.com/lineups#) (L) RF
5. Adam Duvall (http://www.baseballpress.com/lineups#) (R) LF
6. Eugenio Suarez (http://www.baseballpress.com/lineups#) (R) 3B
7. Billy Hamilton (http://www.baseballpress.com/lineups#) (S) CF
8. Ivan De Jesus Jr. (http://www.baseballpress.com/lineups#) (R) 1B
9. Tucker Barnhart (http://www.baseballpress.com/lineups#) (S) C







(http://www.baseballpress.com/team-lineups/HOU)1. George Springer (http://www.baseballpress.com/lineups#) (R) RF
2. Marwin Gonzalez (http://www.baseballpress.com/lineups#) (S) 1B
3. Jose Altuve (http://www.baseballpress.com/lineups#) (R) 2B
4. Carlos Correa (http://www.baseballpress.com/lineups#) (R) SS
5. Carlos Gomez (http://www.baseballpress.com/lineups#) (R) CF
6. Danny Worth (http://www.baseballpress.com/lineups#) (R) 3B
7. Evan Gattis (http://www.baseballpress.com/lineups#) (R) DH
8. Jason Castro (http://www.baseballpress.com/lineups#) (L) C
9. Jake Marisnick (http://www.baseballpress.com/lineups#) (R) LF

OnBaseMachine
06-18-2016, 03:12 PM
I was hoping to see Jose Peraza get another start today. He hit the ball hard a few times last night.

membengal
06-18-2016, 03:18 PM
All in for this. Actually arranged my day around it so I can see it live.


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Tom Servo
06-18-2016, 04:02 PM
Just to get it out of the way: that's not a ponytail, it's the strap on his glasses.

OnBaseMachine
06-18-2016, 04:09 PM
Very pumped about this game!

Tom Servo
06-18-2016, 04:13 PM
Votto has never been the DH before? Wow, I would have lost that bet.

He's pretty upset about a 3-2 strikeout looking.

OnBaseMachine
06-18-2016, 04:17 PM
I hope Cody Reed gets that pitch that was called strike three on Votto.

Ironman92
06-18-2016, 04:17 PM
Lol, Votto with a tantrum circa 1926

'69
06-18-2016, 04:19 PM
Maybe they didn't teach little leaguers to protect on anything close with two strikes in Canada :dunno:

Tom Servo
06-18-2016, 04:21 PM
Leadoff walk by Reed to Springer, looks like a bundle of nerves.

OnBaseMachine
06-18-2016, 04:22 PM
Well that guy could have gone better.

membengal
06-18-2016, 04:22 PM
Just can't have nice things.


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JaxRed
06-18-2016, 04:22 PM
Reed looks like Borat to me.

Tom Servo
06-18-2016, 04:22 PM
Marwin Gonzalez HR. 2-0 Astros after two batters.

Joseph
06-18-2016, 04:24 PM
So much for this kid.

OnBaseMachine
06-18-2016, 04:25 PM
I was hoping Reed would snap off that nasty slider to Springer. Instead, they went all fastballs.

Nasty slider to strike out Correa.

Tom Servo
06-18-2016, 04:25 PM
Reed looking a lot more comfortable now, got Altuve to flyout and K's Correa with the slider.

Tom Servo
06-18-2016, 04:26 PM
Sets them down 1-2-3 after the HR. Really it was just a one bad pitch and it cost him that inning.

membengal
06-18-2016, 04:26 PM
That was a solid recovery. Maybe nerves to start.


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JaxRed
06-18-2016, 04:27 PM
So much for this kid.

Just chopped Era from 54 to 18!

HokieRed
06-18-2016, 04:28 PM
Good comeback. Needs to learn to be ready by batter 1. Not the first guy who has needed to learn that. Nice to see 95-6 coming from a left hander on our side.

Gandalf the Red
06-18-2016, 04:29 PM
Reed looking a lot more comfortable now, got Altuve to flyout and K's Correa with the slider.

Yeah, things went a lot better after Tucker and Cody started ignoring J.J. Hoover calling pitches from the dugout.

OnBaseMachine
06-18-2016, 04:31 PM
If only Duvall could cut down on the amount of pitches he chases.

Ron Madden
06-18-2016, 04:34 PM
Suarez singles up the middle Bruce to 3rd.
Billy DP

Tom Servo
06-18-2016, 04:37 PM
Damn, a double to a jabroni like Danny Worth.

OnBaseMachine
06-18-2016, 04:39 PM
Reed has yet to throw a fastball anywhere near his target. His slider looks fantastic though.

The Operator
06-18-2016, 04:39 PM
Billy just saved a run!

OnBaseMachine
06-18-2016, 04:40 PM
Billy Hamilton just made an incredible catch. My God.

Ironman92
06-18-2016, 04:40 PM
Holy hell Hamilton

Tom Servo
06-18-2016, 04:40 PM
Billy saves Reed from a lot more trouble on an amazing catch to end the inning.

Ron Madden
06-18-2016, 04:40 PM
WoW! Whatta Play by Billy

WrongVerb
06-18-2016, 04:41 PM
No, BHam isn't a former football player or anything. Don't even think that.

The Operator
06-18-2016, 04:42 PM
If Billy can continue to develop at the plate, he's gonna be a pretty big asset. That defense in CF is something incredible.

Tom Servo
06-18-2016, 04:43 PM
And Billy just came back from a concussion too, dude is fearless.

Ron Madden
06-18-2016, 04:44 PM
Billy makes CF look EASY

'69
06-18-2016, 04:44 PM
The 3 foot cord...or?

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'69
06-18-2016, 04:47 PM
Yep, fearless play by Billy...Not that banging his shoulder was good, just glad it wasn't his head.

The Operator
06-18-2016, 04:47 PM
K!

OnBaseMachine
06-18-2016, 04:48 PM
Back to back really nice change-ups to Springer then K's him on a slider.

Tom Servo
06-18-2016, 04:48 PM
2nd time around, Reed gets Springer swinging on 3 pitches.

The Operator
06-18-2016, 04:51 PM
Back to back singles

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6-4-3!!

Tom Servo
06-18-2016, 04:52 PM
One problem with Reed so far is that it's basically all fastball/slider.

And as I was about to hit send on that, it looked like it was a changeup that Correa grounded into a tailor made double play.

'69
06-18-2016, 04:52 PM
Nice play by Duvall keeping that to a single

OnBaseMachine
06-18-2016, 04:53 PM
One problem with Reed so far is that it's basically all fastball/slider.

And as I was about to hit send on that, it looked like it was a changeup that Correa grounded into a tailor made double play.

The first two pitches to Springer looked like changeups. Biggest issue has been fastball command, but man his stuff is nasty.

Tom Servo
06-18-2016, 04:53 PM
People tweeting Zach Buchanan asking why Reed is bad and that they'd rather have Cueto. Baseball fans are the worst.

The Operator
06-18-2016, 04:55 PM
People tweeting Zach Buchanan asking why Reed is bad and that they'd rather have Cueto. Baseball fans are the worst.LOL. Wow

Gandalf the Red
06-18-2016, 04:58 PM
People tweeting Zach Buchanan asking why Reed is bad and that they'd rather have Cueto. Baseball fans are the worst.

Yeah, because Cueto never had a disappointing start when he was under the microscope.

'69
06-18-2016, 05:00 PM
People tweeting Zach Buchanan asking why Reed is bad and that they'd rather have Cueto. Baseball fans are the worst.

In that context, that's sad. But I'd rather have Cueto too ;)

membengal
06-18-2016, 05:02 PM
Just a nasty nasty slider to K Gomez. Yikes.


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Tom Servo
06-18-2016, 05:02 PM
Reed tied Gomez up in knots.

OnBaseMachine
06-18-2016, 05:04 PM
Ah yes, the rookie squeeze. That 1-0 pitch to Worth was a strike.

WrongVerb
06-18-2016, 05:05 PM
Cueto's first month in the majors (April 2008):



Date Tm Opp Rslt Inngs Dec DR IP H R ER BB SO HR
Apr3 CIN ARI W3-2 GS-7 W(1-0) 99 7.0 1 1 1 0 10 1
Apr8 CIN MIL L2-3 GS-7 4 6.1 5 2 2 0 8 1
Apr13 CIN PIT L1-9 GS-6 L(1-1) 4 6.0 5 5 5 1 6 2
Apr19 CIN MIL L3-5 GS-7 5 7.0 5 3 2 2 5 1
Apr24 CIN HOU L3-5 GS-7 L(1-2) 4 7.0 8 5 5 2 2 1
Apr29 CIN STL L2-7 GS-2 L(1-3) 4 1.2 8 7 6 1 2 0

OnBaseMachine
06-18-2016, 05:05 PM
Great inning by Reed! He looked unhittable that inning. Much better fastball command.

membengal
06-18-2016, 05:05 PM
Ah yes, the rookie squeeze. That 1-0 pitch to Worth was a strike.

For sure.

He's settled in now. Just filthy at times. Change up on that K it looked like to me.


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Tom Servo
06-18-2016, 05:06 PM
Not the absolute prettiest, but Reed with three scoreless after the first and keeping his pitch count down.

WrongVerb
06-18-2016, 05:06 PM
That is a heckuva slider! Love this guy's stuff!!

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Great inning by Reed! He looked unhittable that inning. Much better fastball command.

Yep. Success to build on.

Ron Madden
06-18-2016, 05:06 PM
Reed tied Gomez up in knots.

Me no like Gomez

Tom Servo
06-18-2016, 05:07 PM
Cueto's first month in the majors (April 2008):



Date Tm Opp Rslt Inngs Dec DR IP H R ER BB SO HR
Apr3 CIN ARI W3-2 GS-7 W(1-0) 99 7.0 1 1 1 0 10 1
Apr8 CIN MIL L2-3 GS-7 4 6.1 5 2 2 0 8 1
Apr13 CIN PIT L1-9 GS-6 L(1-1) 4 6.0 5 5 5 1 6 2
Apr19 CIN MIL L3-5 GS-7 5 7.0 5 3 2 2 5 1
Apr24 CIN HOU L3-5 GS-7 L(1-2) 4 7.0 8 5 5 2 2 1
Apr29 CIN STL L2-7 GS-2 L(1-3) 4 1.2 8 7 6 1 2 0

Bust. Bring back Elizardo Ramirez, there's a guy who knows how to pitch!

Tracy Jones
06-18-2016, 05:08 PM
I like this guy. A lot.

Not a fan of that strap on his glasses.

Ron Madden
06-18-2016, 05:08 PM
Great inning by Reed! He looked unhittable that inning. Much better fastball command.

Does Reed usually work this fast?

Seems like he's workin fast to me.

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Suarez Triple!!!!

'69
06-18-2016, 05:08 PM
If he can locate his away pitches to right handed batters like that he'll be good.

Suarez drives one off the wall and ends up at third...no outs

OnBaseMachine
06-18-2016, 05:09 PM
Here are the Statcast results of Hamilton's remarkable catch.

https://twitter.com/BSmitty25039/status/744275106579390464

Tom Servo
06-18-2016, 05:09 PM
Does Reed usually work this fast?

Seems like he's workin fast to me.

Indeed he does, he gets the ball and throws it. Even in his bad outings in AAA his pitch counts tended to be low, he doesn't waste them.

WrongVerb
06-18-2016, 05:09 PM
Seems like in that park, if you hit it deep from left-center to right-center, your first instinct should be triple where in most parks it would be a double.

Gandalf the Red
06-18-2016, 05:10 PM
Cueto's first month in the majors (April 2008):



Date Tm Opp Rslt Inngs Dec DR IP H R ER BB SO HR
Apr3 CIN ARI W3-2 GS-7 W(1-0) 99 7.0 1 1 1 0 10 1
Apr8 CIN MIL L2-3 GS-7 4 6.1 5 2 2 0 8 1
Apr13 CIN PIT L1-9 GS-6 L(1-1) 4 6.0 5 5 5 1 6 2
Apr19 CIN MIL L3-5 GS-7 5 7.0 5 3 2 2 5 1
Apr24 CIN HOU L3-5 GS-7 L(1-2) 4 7.0 8 5 5 2 2 1
Apr29 CIN STL L2-7 GS-2 L(1-3) 4 1.2 8 7 6 1 2 0


. . . What's worse is the following month he was responsible for foisting Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull on American moviegoers.

'69
06-18-2016, 05:10 PM
Cueto's first month in the majors (April 2008):



Date Tm Opp Rslt Inngs Dec DR IP H R ER BB SO HR
Apr3 CIN ARI W3-2 GS-7 W(1-0) 99 7.0 1 1 1 0 10 1
Apr8 CIN MIL L2-3 GS-7 4 6.1 5 2 2 0 8 1
Apr13 CIN PIT L1-9 GS-6 L(1-1) 4 6.0 5 5 5 1 6 2
Apr19 CIN MIL L3-5 GS-7 5 7.0 5 3 2 2 5 1
Apr24 CIN HOU L3-5 GS-7 L(1-2) 4 7.0 8 5 5 2 2 1
Apr29 CIN STL L2-7 GS-2 L(1-3) 4 1.2 8 7 6 1 2 0


The people tweeting are ignorant but I hink they are comparing to present-day Cueto.

Tom Servo
06-18-2016, 05:12 PM
2-1 game on an RBI groundout by Billy

Tracy Jones
06-18-2016, 05:12 PM
Looks like Bruce is developing quite the receding hairline

Larry Schuler
06-18-2016, 05:17 PM
He's pushing 30. Only the lucky ones get 30 full years of full hair.

WrongVerb
06-18-2016, 05:18 PM
The people tweeting are ignorant but I hink they are comparing to present-day Cueto.

Oh, today I'd take present day Cueto over Reed. For the next 6 years I'm not so sure, especially with Cueto coming with a $130MM contract.

Red Raindog
06-18-2016, 05:18 PM
Yes talking head guys -- Ortiz was tainted by the use of "supplements"

Gandalf the Red
06-18-2016, 05:19 PM
Looks like Bruce is developing quite the receding hairline

Looking forward to an in-depth discussion on the merits of the comb over on the next Tech Talk.

OnBaseMachine
06-18-2016, 05:19 PM
Reed squeezed again in the first pitch to Marisnick. Changes the whole at bat.

Red Raindog
06-18-2016, 05:22 PM
Reed Balk --- not that it should be by the spirit of the rules -- but by the letter ---

membengal
06-18-2016, 05:22 PM
He's tormenting springer with the slider.


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WrongVerb
06-18-2016, 05:22 PM
He's pushing 30. Only the lucky ones get 30 full years of full hair.

Yeah, IDs I got during my 20s, you could go through them like a flip book and watch the hairline get further and further back. Today I keep it close cropped which hides the huge bald spot.

Tracy Jones
06-18-2016, 05:23 PM
This ump stinks

WrongVerb
06-18-2016, 05:23 PM
Nice comeback after that previous pitch just fell out of his hand to the ground. :)

OnBaseMachine
06-18-2016, 05:23 PM
1-0 pitch right down the middle to Gonzalez called a ball. Awful.

Tom Servo
06-18-2016, 05:24 PM
Jay's hairline problems have nothing on the Scheb, who is only 25.

http://mediadownloads.mlb.com/mlbam/2016/02/26/images/mlbf_544542983_th_25.jpg

Red Raindog
06-18-2016, 05:25 PM
Reed is growing on me very quickly

OnBaseMachine
06-18-2016, 05:25 PM
Struck him out! 2 BB/7 K through 5 innings!

Tom Servo
06-18-2016, 05:25 PM
Sit down, Marwin!

membengal
06-18-2016, 05:26 PM
Good lord - 7 Ks in 5 innings so far in his debut. Yes please.


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Tracy Jones
06-18-2016, 05:26 PM
Yeah. This is good looking stuff for the future.

'69
06-18-2016, 05:26 PM
Reed now wth 7 Ks after 5

That will work.

Gandalf the Red
06-18-2016, 05:26 PM
Jay's hairline problems have nothing on the Scheb, who is only 25.

http://mediadownloads.mlb.com/mlbam/2016/02/26/images/mlbf_544542983_th_25.jpg

Yep, enjoy it while you can, Supercuts commercial dude--your days are numbered.

Ron Madden
06-18-2016, 05:26 PM
Reed lookin awful good.. One bad pitch happens to the best of'em.

'69
06-18-2016, 05:27 PM
Cozart!

The Operator
06-18-2016, 05:28 PM
Cozart!!! 2-2

Tracy Jones
06-18-2016, 05:28 PM
Zack Zack the HR hitting maniac

Tom Servo
06-18-2016, 05:28 PM
Cozart! :jump:

tie game

membengal
06-18-2016, 05:30 PM
As one of the ones who has been keeping a candle lit for Reed and begging for him to be up, this is a pretty darn heartening debut. He belongs.


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Tracy Jones
06-18-2016, 05:30 PM
Lol Votto with a blooper that almost makes the warning track. What a joke of a park.

The Operator
06-18-2016, 05:31 PM
Yep, enjoy it while you can, Supercuts commercial dude--your days are numbered.
I noticed mine was thinning and receding around 20 years old. I did not react well.

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The great thing about Cody today has also been his efficient pitch count. That's encouraging.

Ron Madden
06-18-2016, 05:33 PM
People tweeting Zach Buchanan asking why Reed is bad and that they'd rather have Cueto. Baseball fans are the worst.

Cueto's gone.. Maybe they'd rather see Simon get this start..

Tom Servo
06-18-2016, 05:33 PM
Keuchel has pretty much kept the Reds in check, but the Suarez leadoff triple and Cozart HR have cost him.

Gandalf the Red
06-18-2016, 05:34 PM
I noticed mine was thinning and receding around 20 years old. I did not react well.

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"Your pain runs deep. Share it with us, and gain strength from the sharing."

RedlegJake
06-18-2016, 05:34 PM
As for those fans I'd rather have Reed-Finnegan and Lamb, right now, than Cueto. But casual fans are really stupid, baseball wise, so it doesn't surprise me at all. Still, I talk to a guy who works for the Royals as an administrative assistant and we discussed the issue of fans. The FO people love casual fans - it's the guys who have some knowledge, like Redzoners (and most sportswriters) that really irk them - you know, the old "a little knowledge is a dangerous thing" concept.

JaxRed
06-18-2016, 05:34 PM
Mine turned white early but is tenacious and still present for duty at age 65. I don't know why these guys earning big bucks don't get hair transplant. Isn't that like $50K? I'd do it in a heartbeat. Be at docs Last day of season and be rockin' 6 months later.

I just googled it. High end was $15K. These guys lose that much in their sofa

RedsfaninMT
06-18-2016, 05:36 PM
Reed might push me to buy the mlb package...first time I've really cared about watching this year.

As for hair, I have to get mine cut every 4 weeks at age 54, but as I say to brother who is 12 years my junior, I'll trade my full head of hair for your baldness, if you trade your health for my MS.

Tom Servo
06-18-2016, 05:36 PM
One of my favorite fun facts:

Brandon Finnegan birthday: 4/14/93
Cody Reed birthday: 4/15/93

It was meant to be.

RedlegJake
06-18-2016, 05:36 PM
Mine turned white early but is tenacious and still present for duty at age 65. I don't know why these guys earning big bucks don't get hair transplant. Isn't that like $50K? I'd do it in a heartbeat. Be at docs Last day of season and be rockin' 6 months later.

Mine's turned gray and with a widows peak and big baldspot on the crown - I look 20 years younger with a ballcap on, so I agree, if I had the money hair transplants would be a no brainer

Ron Madden
06-18-2016, 05:38 PM
Bruce sucks in RF..

Tom Servo
06-18-2016, 05:38 PM
Well, thank you for that Houston!

Knightro28
06-18-2016, 05:38 PM
I thought Reed was getting squeezed, while Keuchel was the recipient of some generous calls, but according to Brook Baseball, I was deceived. Looks very fair.

http://www.brooksbaseball.net/pfxVB/zoneTrack.php?month=6&day=18&year=2016&game=gid_2016_06_18_cinmlb_houmlb_1/&prevDate=0618

membengal
06-18-2016, 05:38 PM
Through six now and a really nice pitch count - he's got a chance to go pretty deep in his major league debut.


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Tracy Jones
06-18-2016, 05:39 PM
Reed on track for an 8 or maybe even a 9 inning debut.

gilpdawg
06-18-2016, 05:39 PM
One of my favorite fun facts:

Brandon Finnegan birthday: 4/14/93
Cody Reed birthday: 4/15/93

It was meant to be.

It's not really a fun fact for me, since I was almost old enough to drive when those guys were born.


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RedsfaninMT
06-18-2016, 05:39 PM
What happened? GameDay suddenly showed inning over.

membengal
06-18-2016, 05:39 PM
Or, we could have started Simon this game. Either or.


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RedsfaninMT
06-18-2016, 05:40 PM
It's not really a fun fact for me, since I was almost old enough to drive when those guys were born.


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Just stop. Almost old enough? Sigh...

gilpdawg
06-18-2016, 05:40 PM
Bruce sucks in RF..

Just because he's looked great the past week doesn't negate the past performance.


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membengal
06-18-2016, 05:40 PM
What happened? GameDay suddenly showed inning over.

Fly ball DP with runner going to Correa then quick ground out.


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Tracy Jones
06-18-2016, 05:40 PM
Mine's turned gray and with a widows peak and big baldspot on the crown - I look 20 years younger with a ballcap on, so I agree, if I had the money hair transplants would be a no brainer

The key for a hair transplant is to own it. Don't try to hide the fact that you got one. Just ask Wayne Rooney.

gilpdawg
06-18-2016, 05:41 PM
Just stop. Almost old enough? Sigh...

Yeah, by a couple of months. Problem?


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The Operator
06-18-2016, 05:42 PM
Mine turned white early but is tenacious and still present for duty at age 65. I don't know why these guys earning big bucks don't get hair transplant. Isn't that like $50K? I'd do it in a heartbeat. Be at docs Last day of season and be rockin' 6 months later.

I just googled it. High end was $15K. These guys lose that much in their sofa I'd do transplant surgery in a second. I've read a lot about it.

Trouble is I don't have the 15k just laying around.

WrongVerb
06-18-2016, 05:42 PM
One of my favorite fun facts:

Brandon Finnegan birthday: 4/14/93
Cody Reed birthday: 4/15/93

It was meant to be.

10 years ago today they were both 13 years old. let that sink in for a moment.

Big Klu
06-18-2016, 05:42 PM
Just tuned in after getting home from my parents' 50th anniversary party.

I see Cody Reed is doing well in his major-league debut, sporting the #44 previously worn by Eric Davis and Adam Dunn.

RedsfaninMT
06-18-2016, 05:42 PM
Yeah, by a couple of months. Problem?


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Problem is that you sound so wonderfully young. But my parents say the same to me.

JaxRed
06-18-2016, 05:42 PM
It would go down like this....in a group setting "Hair transplant? Laugh, Laugh, Laugh". Later in private "How much was it, did it hurt, who did it?"

malcontent
06-18-2016, 05:43 PM
I'll take the stat lines the three Cueto lefties are throwing up.

But my favorite to watch is Lamb. Really hope he gets hot and seals his spot in the rotation.

WrongVerb
06-18-2016, 05:43 PM
It's not really a fun fact for me, since I was almost old enough to drive when those guys were born.


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I was 1.5 years into my first marrige.

gilpdawg
06-18-2016, 05:43 PM
10 years ago today they were both 13 years old. let that sink in for a moment.

Don't trust anyone who is too young to remember the OJ Trial. [emoji6]


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gilpdawg
06-18-2016, 05:46 PM
Problem is that you sound so wonderfully young. But my parents say the same to me.

I feel old. I'm at that sobering stage when you realize your life is probably half over. I'll get over it.


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WrongVerb
06-18-2016, 05:47 PM
Don't trust anyone who is too young to remember the OJ Trial. [emoji6]


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You say that in jest, but I do actually remember where I was during the slow white Bronco chase, and it's related to the Reds. I had driven with a friend from Tallahassee to ATL to watch the Reds vs. the Braves that weekend. Friend's friend's place had the chase on. Later we went to the game and saw the Reds beat Glavine 16-0 and the next day Smoltz 12-4.

RedlegJake
06-18-2016, 05:47 PM
Don't trust anyone who is too young to remember the OJ Trial. [emoji6]


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For some of us old dogs the saying is "Don't trust anyone who didn't watch Armstrong's walk on the moon live"

WrongVerb
06-18-2016, 05:47 PM
I feel old. I'm at that sobering stage when you realize your life is probably half over. I'll get over it.


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Getting old; it happens to the best of us.

The Operator
06-18-2016, 05:48 PM
Lead off double

Tom Servo
06-18-2016, 05:48 PM
I hate Danny Worth.

gilpdawg
06-18-2016, 05:49 PM
Welp.


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The Operator
06-18-2016, 05:49 PM
Well crap. That was quick

OnBaseMachine
06-18-2016, 05:49 PM
Welp. Who in the world is Danny Worth and why did he crush the Reds today.

Tom Servo
06-18-2016, 05:49 PM
Whoops. Gattis HR. 4-2 game.

Tracy Jones
06-18-2016, 05:49 PM
Well that sucked

RedlegJake
06-18-2016, 05:49 PM
Getting old; it happens to the best of us.

Just don't fall that that horse hockey line "like fine wine you get better with age" - the memories get finer, you don't

Tom Servo
06-18-2016, 05:50 PM
91 mph fastball up to Evan Gattis. Not a good idea.

The Operator
06-18-2016, 05:50 PM
I love how Halliburton is a sponsor with a billboard out in the Crawford Boxes.

Because whenever I'm at a baseball game I always find myself thinking "Man, who can I count on to supply the military I'm starting up???".

gilpdawg
06-18-2016, 05:50 PM
Still impressive. Not worried about the final line as much as showing he can get through a fairly good lineup, and looked dominant for a stretch.


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RedlegJake
06-18-2016, 05:50 PM
Reed will learn - you don't get away with the same mistakes

OnBaseMachine
06-18-2016, 05:52 PM
Reed still throwing 95 in the 7th inning.

gilpdawg
06-18-2016, 05:52 PM
Rob Bell had 9 k's in his debut?


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Tom Servo
06-18-2016, 05:52 PM
I love how Halliburton is a sponsor with a billboard out in the Crawford Boxes.

Because whenever I'm at a baseball game I always find myself thinking "Man, who can I count on to supply the military I'm starting up???".
Remember that when it was opened it was 'Enron Field' lol.

Tracy Jones
06-18-2016, 05:53 PM
Still much better than Urias' debut.

WrongVerb
06-18-2016, 05:53 PM
Still impressive. Not worried about the final line as much as showing he can get through a fairly good lineup, and looked dominant for a stretch.


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Yep. The dominance period is what he should focus on going forward. Learning experience in a lost season for an expected top starter isn't a bad debut at all.

Mo Sanford...I remember thinking he would be awesome after his first start.

gilpdawg
06-18-2016, 05:54 PM
Yep. The dominance period is what he should focus on going forward. Learning experience in a lost season for an expected top starter isn't a bad debut at all.

Mo Sanford...I remember thinking he would be awesome after his first start.

I remember that! He had a pretty good curve IIRC.


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The Operator
06-18-2016, 05:55 PM
Nice bounce back after the homer!

membengal
06-18-2016, 05:55 PM
9 Ks in 7 innings in his debut. Last one on a 95 mph fastball. Yeah, he belongs. No complaints.


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OnBaseMachine
06-18-2016, 05:55 PM
95 mph to K Springer!

3 BB/9 K in his MLB debut. Screw the four runs. He looked dominant most of the time.

Tom Servo
06-18-2016, 05:55 PM
Still a hell of an impressive debut.

Tracy Jones
06-18-2016, 05:56 PM
Still a hell of an impressive debut.

Indeed. Think this guy's a keeper

membengal
06-18-2016, 05:56 PM
Still a hell of an impressive debut.

Yes. And no break against pitcher in this debut either given facing DH. Really impressed.


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malcontent
06-18-2016, 05:56 PM
For some of us old dogs the saying is "Don't trust anyone who didn't watch Armstrong's walk on the moon live"
That trumps watching Nixon resign. Richard Nixon, 37th President of the United States.

AlaskaReds
06-18-2016, 05:57 PM
Man, impressive debut. If not for this awful ump, he would have had a couple more K’s and possibly not the last HR.

Tracy Jones
06-18-2016, 05:57 PM
If Reed were ahead or still tied I think he starts the 8th.

'69
06-18-2016, 05:58 PM
Just because he's looked great the past week doesn't negate the past performance.


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Actually since the National series. And why wouldn't it, guess Votto is a .200 hitter by that logic.

gilpdawg
06-18-2016, 05:58 PM
I'm super excited for his next start now, since I should be there if they keep things lined up.


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Gandalf the Red
06-18-2016, 05:58 PM
That trumps watching Nixon resign. Richard Nixon, 37th President of the United States (for the non-geriatrics).

I learned from Mr. Spock that he was the only one who could go to China.

gilpdawg
06-18-2016, 05:59 PM
Actually since the National series. And why wouldn't it, guess Votto is a .200 hitter by that logic.

It all counts in the grand scheme.


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gilpdawg
06-18-2016, 06:01 PM
Jeez Zack. Couldn't have hit strike two with a boat oar.


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westofyou
06-18-2016, 06:04 PM
That trumps watching Nixon resign. Richard Nixon, 37th President of the United States.

Saw both

Ron Madden
06-18-2016, 06:05 PM
Let's not forget Dallas Keuchel won the 2015 AL Cy Young

westofyou
06-18-2016, 06:06 PM
Let's not forget Dallas Keuchel won the 2015 AL Cy Young

And he doubles as a Hatfield in the yearly Hatfield vs McCoys festival each October too.

Ron Madden
06-18-2016, 06:08 PM
Pitch Out Works!

Ironman92
06-18-2016, 06:11 PM
Here are the Statcast results of Hamilton's remarkable catch.

https://twitter.com/BSmitty25039/status/744275106579390464

Similar batted ball .889 avg

That batted ball was 1.000 until Billy caught it

Tom Servo
06-18-2016, 06:13 PM
Update on what dummies are bugging Buchanan about on Twitter: That Reed should have been pulled after 6 innings. I'm a big believer in calling it a night earlier for the kids as opposed to veterans, but Reed hadn't even hit 85 pitches and had gone 5 scoreless after the first, of course you send him back out.

WrongVerb
06-18-2016, 06:15 PM
For some of us old dogs the saying is "Don't trust anyone who didn't watch Armstrong's walk on the moon live"

My ex-wife was 11 months old and her mother sat her in front of the TV to watch. I was probably the result of my parents celebrating the moon landing.

Ron Madden
06-18-2016, 06:15 PM
Update on what dummies are bugging Buchanan about on Twitter: That Reed should have been pulled after 6 innings. I'm a big believer in calling it a night earlier for the kids as opposed to veterans, but Reed hadn't even hit 85 pitches and had gone 5 scoreless after the first, of course you send him back out.

Sounds like typical sports talk radio to me.

Tom Servo
06-18-2016, 06:17 PM
Sounds like typical sports talk radio to me.
Honestly not sure why he even responds to them. But I sometimes engage the trolls so I can't talk too much.


Nice inning from Smith.

mth123
06-18-2016, 06:17 PM
As long as the pitch count is OK, pushing him is fine. That's how Aces become aces. He went through the line-up 3 times with a pitch count in order. Early jitters made his line look worse than it should have. It's hard to read too much into outings the first couple of times around the league, but I thought he did a great job. Another 295 innings or so and we'll have better idea what we have.

WrongVerb
06-18-2016, 06:18 PM
Update on what dummies are bugging Buchanan about on Twitter: That Reed should have been pulled after 6 innings. I'm a big believer in calling it a night earlier for the kids as opposed to veterans, but Reed hadn't even hit 85 pitches and had gone 5 scoreless after the first, of course you send him back out.

The thought of pulling Reed after the game was tied crossed my mind as well, but then the same logic you just illustrated won out. I don't care, it was a really nice debut.

'69
06-18-2016, 06:18 PM
My ex-wife was 11 months old and her mother sat her in front of the TV to watch. I was probably the result of my parents celebrating the moon landing.

I was born 3 months after the landing, hey.

Ron Madden
06-18-2016, 06:20 PM
Honestly not sure why he even responds to them. But I sometimes engage the trolls so I can't talk too much.


Nice inning from Smith.

I can only imagine what the post game sports talk show on WLW is gonna sound like.

WrongVerb
06-18-2016, 06:21 PM
Votto extends his on base game streak to 19 with a single to center.

'69
06-18-2016, 06:23 PM
I can only imagine what the post game sports talk show on WLW is gonna sound like.

Well like Tracy Jones used to say on his post-game show, half his callers were wasted. :alcohol:

Ron Madden
06-18-2016, 06:24 PM
I was born 3 months after the landing, hey.

Dwight D. Eisenhower was President when I was born..:eek:

WrongVerb
06-18-2016, 06:24 PM
Bruce just missed on that foul ball.

gilpdawg
06-18-2016, 06:24 PM
Duvall gonna tie it up.


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WrongVerb
06-18-2016, 06:25 PM
Except for Tom Servo, we're all getting old. And Raisor...he's the ageless one.

RedlegJake
06-18-2016, 06:26 PM
Dwight D. Eisenhower was President when I was born..:eek:

Me too

gilpdawg
06-18-2016, 06:27 PM
Duvall gonna tie it up.


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Told ya.


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Kc61
06-18-2016, 06:27 PM
Astros have some tough relievers.

Ron Madden
06-18-2016, 06:27 PM
Duvall gonna tie it up.


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CALLED IT!!!!

The Operator
06-18-2016, 06:27 PM
Duvall!!!!! Oh yea baby

'69
06-18-2016, 06:28 PM
The Louisville Slugger ties it up!!!

Tom Servo
06-18-2016, 06:28 PM
Duvall! :jump:

Wow!!

Red Raindog
06-18-2016, 06:28 PM
all star Due All

BluegrassRedleg
06-18-2016, 06:28 PM
The Louisville Slugger!


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Tom Servo
06-18-2016, 06:28 PM
I was going to say it was a fun game and it was quick. But Duvall says not yet!

RedlegJake
06-18-2016, 06:29 PM
tied for NL lead in homers!!

WrongVerb
06-18-2016, 06:29 PM
Adam DuvALL-STAR!!!!!! :jump::jump::jump:

gilpdawg
06-18-2016, 06:29 PM
Oof....Geno just missed that one.


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malcontent
06-18-2016, 06:30 PM
At least Reed is off the hook.

Ironman92
06-18-2016, 06:30 PM
I ❤️ Adam

Kc61
06-18-2016, 06:30 PM
For a team like the Reds there are only a few wows during a season.

That home run by Duvall was a wow.

Wow.

Ironman92
06-18-2016, 06:31 PM
tied for MLB lead in homers!!

FIFY

gilpdawg
06-18-2016, 06:32 PM
Houston had a 96.6% win probability before Duvall's plate appearance.


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Ron Madden
06-18-2016, 06:33 PM
The Louisville Slugger has Power to All Fields

gilpdawg
06-18-2016, 06:33 PM
If this thing goes too long they'll have to use Fredo, the human walk off.


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Ron Madden
06-18-2016, 06:35 PM
If this thing goes too long they'll have to use Fredo, the human walk off.


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Nah.. We'll win it before then

gilpdawg
06-18-2016, 06:38 PM
Smith has been quietly decent out of the pen. Over 10 k/9.


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The Operator
06-18-2016, 06:39 PM
This is not going to end well.

Tom Servo
06-18-2016, 06:39 PM
Walking Gattis haunts, Castro with a bleeder into right that send Gattis to third.

Gandalf the Red
06-18-2016, 06:39 PM
Houston had a 96.6% win probability before Duvall's plate appearance.


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Duvall and Hamilton should buy some Powerball tickets on the way back to the hotel.

Ron Madden
06-18-2016, 06:40 PM
Nah.. We'll win it before then

Maybe Not

gilpdawg
06-18-2016, 06:41 PM
So, if by some surprise Gattis is called out here, they already announced the pinch runner, so do they burn that player?


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gilpdawg
06-18-2016, 06:42 PM
5 man infield time?


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gilpdawg
06-18-2016, 06:43 PM
This is fun. Probably not gonna end well, but whatever.


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The Operator
06-18-2016, 06:44 PM
Bruce's arm still getting respect.

gilpdawg
06-18-2016, 06:45 PM
Bruce's arm still getting respect.

As well it should. When the throw is accurate it's still strong.


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gilpdawg
06-18-2016, 06:46 PM
Good play by Jay.


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The Operator
06-18-2016, 06:46 PM
Whew! Game saving catch by Bruce on the warning track.

Ron Madden
06-18-2016, 06:46 PM
BRUUUCE!!!!

RedsLvr
06-18-2016, 06:46 PM
I just had a creepily odd satisfaction watching all of the infielders pop up at the same time from that camera angle.

Red Raindog
06-18-2016, 06:46 PM
Bruce improves his defensive rating with a nice catch to keep the game going

Tom Servo
06-18-2016, 06:46 PM
Smith escapes thanks in large part to "Worst right fielder ever who's defense completely negates his bat" Jay Bruce.

BluegrassRedleg
06-18-2016, 06:46 PM
Wow. Bruce with a 2010 Bruce web gem.


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WrongVerb
06-18-2016, 06:47 PM
Springer having a rough game. Nice catch by Jay. On to extras.

malcontent
06-18-2016, 06:48 PM
Smith has been quietly decent out of the pen. Over 10 k/9.
His MiLB stats are actually pretty decent.

gilpdawg
06-18-2016, 06:48 PM
I've been one of the Bruce has declined defensively crowd, but I'll admit he's made 2 or 3 great plays lately. I never said that I believed his little glove slump was permanent, but he's still not 2010 Bruce out there.


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Tom Servo
06-18-2016, 06:49 PM
Zach Buchanan ‏@ZachENQ 41s41 seconds ago
I wouldn't be surprised if this game came down to who has Alfredo Simon in the bullpen.

BluegrassRedleg
06-18-2016, 06:49 PM
The Official Free Baseball Club of MLB


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gilpdawg
06-18-2016, 06:50 PM
Zach Buchanan ‏@ZachENQ 41s41 seconds ago
I wouldn't be surprised if this game came down to who has Alfredo Simon in the bullpen.

Zach must be reading my posts in the game thread. (Not really)


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Tom Servo
06-18-2016, 06:52 PM
I've been one of the Bruce has declined defensively crowd, but I'll admit he's made 2 or 3 great plays lately. I never said that I believed his little glove slump was permanent, but he's still not 2010 Bruce out there.


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I mean, I totally think he has declined. I wouldn't even argue with the metrics too much, they are what they are, which is a decent but flawed guideline into measuring value. What gets me is the stuff about 'Well, clearly he's the worst outfielder there is and no other team would possibly want him because of his defense', as though teams don't have Matt Holliday and Matt Kemp out there as trainwrecks in the outfield. Holliday hasn't had a passable season on defense since 2009 and it's killed his yearly WAR total, but you can bet 29 other teams would take that bat in LF. Bruce, at worst, is below average in the field, he's not a trainwreck.

The Operator
06-18-2016, 06:53 PM
Speaking of our earlier hair convo, Feldman's is pretty white.

Ron Madden
06-18-2016, 06:53 PM
Base Hit Tucker.. C'mon Cozart!!!!

Tom Servo
06-18-2016, 06:53 PM
Speaking of our earlier hair convo, Feldman's is pretty white.
Yeah I was about to say, when did this dude suddenly age 10 years?

BluegrassRedleg
06-18-2016, 06:54 PM
Reedís 9 strikeouts are the most by a Reds pitcher in his Major League debut since Johnny Cueto had 10 strikeouts (0bb) on 4/3/08 vs Ari.


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gilpdawg
06-18-2016, 06:55 PM
I mean, I totally think he has declined. I wouldn't even argue with the metrics too much, they are what they are, which is a decent but flawed guideline into measuring value. What gets me is the stuff about 'Well, clearly he's the worst outfielder there is and no other team would possibly want him because of his defense', as though teams don't have Matt Holliday and Matt Kemp out there as trainwrecks in the outfield. Holliday hasn't had a passable season on defense since 2009 and it's killed his yearly WAR total, but you can bet 29 other teams would take that bat in LF. Bruce, at worst, is below average in the field, he's not a trainwreck.

No one should want Matt Kemp doing pretty much anything at this point.


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The Operator
06-18-2016, 06:57 PM
Yeah I was about to say, when did this dude suddenly age 10 years? Yea I was pretty shocked when I saw him.

Ron Madden
06-18-2016, 07:01 PM
Weak Hit

Tom Servo
06-18-2016, 07:01 PM
No one should want Matt Kemp doing pretty much anything at this point.


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Totally, but the Padres still traded for him when they believed he could still hit despite his horrid D.

Ron Madden
06-18-2016, 07:02 PM
Two Very WEAK Hits right there

gilpdawg
06-18-2016, 07:03 PM
Is this gonna be one of those games where you get beat by three little dinks?


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Tom Servo
06-18-2016, 07:03 PM
Geez, pathetic hits.

gilpdawg
06-18-2016, 07:03 PM
And the one good hit...is an out. Love this game.


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The Operator
06-18-2016, 07:04 PM
did Gomez fly like a plane out of the box? I missed his hit.

Ron Madden
06-18-2016, 07:04 PM
I don't care what anybody says Josh Smith has looked Good today..

Ron Madden
06-18-2016, 07:06 PM
did Gomez fly like a plane out of the box? I missed his hit.

He didn't have time, had to run the ball was barely put into play very weakly hit

RedlegJake
06-18-2016, 07:06 PM
Smith may have found his place in the bullpen....good job

WrongVerb
06-18-2016, 07:08 PM
Joey is so cerebral at the plate. I love it.

Ron Madden
06-18-2016, 07:08 PM
Ump screws Votto in my opinion

gilpdawg
06-18-2016, 07:08 PM
Ump screws Votto in my opinion

That one was pretty bad.


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westofyou
06-18-2016, 07:09 PM
I blame the NBA for fixing not only the finals but Votto's strike zone today

AlaskaReds
06-18-2016, 07:10 PM
Par for the course today from this ump, Votto saw one pitch in the strike zone that whole at bat

WrongVerb
06-18-2016, 07:10 PM
Ump screws Votto in my opinion

The replay it looked like the ump was moving as the pitch came in which might have distorted his vision a bit. I'm guessing that's not the way it's supposed to be done fundamentally.

RedlegJake
06-18-2016, 07:12 PM
The offense has to get something going - they can't expect this pen to hang on too long

Ron Madden
06-18-2016, 07:13 PM
Billy can go get'em

gilpdawg
06-18-2016, 07:14 PM
Is the entire pen unavailable today?


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Ron Madden
06-18-2016, 07:15 PM
We could really use a DP right now