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NebraskaRed
04-02-2019, 02:08 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D3KqgQNXgAE35at.jpg:large

texasdave
04-02-2019, 02:21 PM
I have a good feeling about DeSclafani this season.

Strikes Out Looking
04-02-2019, 02:32 PM
Could Dietrich gennett Scooter like Scooter did to Peraza?

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 02:47 PM
lineup looks a lot better with Dietrich in it.

Weird to see Peraza get demoted all the way down to the 8th spot though, I don’t know about all that. I’d bump him up in front of Barnhart, but aside from that this is probably the best lineup we’ve got until guys come back from injury.

WrongVerb
04-02-2019, 02:52 PM
Peraza has developed into a solid hitter. Not sure why he's not being put in position to get more at bats.

klw
04-02-2019, 03:26 PM
On the plus side, maybe Peraza gets pitched around because he precedes the pitcher and he develops better OBP skills.

Kc61
04-02-2019, 04:12 PM
LOL, maybe Bell or one of his lieutenants read RedsZone last night.

This time, he's loaded up the lineup with lefty bats. Barnhart is probably hitting 7 so that he won't be pitched around, he hits lefty against RHP.

This is the way you attack a RHP, maybe Reds will get some more offense tonight. No comment on the infield defense, however.

Bourgeois Zee
04-02-2019, 05:51 PM
Like Dietrich in the lineup.

It'll be interesting to see whether DeSclafani keeps the ball in the park.

Solstice1989
04-02-2019, 05:53 PM
I would like to get tonight in the win column, I know in baseball you play a ton of games but the losses can add up quick. You can’t make the playoffs after April/ May, but you can become virtually eliminated.

Alabama
04-02-2019, 06:14 PM
Let’s get this one tonight boys.

Kc61
04-02-2019, 06:35 PM
Thing with Disco tonight is going 4-5 good innings. Late last season he started a few games, looked good, but faded early.

Obviously he was coming off a long injury layoff so maybe that was it.

Early April, I’m not looking for 6-7, but I’d like to see an effective 4-5 innings.

KeefeCato
04-02-2019, 06:39 PM
Lineup looks so much better. Play Kemp and Iglesias vs. LHP. Bring in Iglesias for his glove late when leading. It is not rocket science. Stop over managing David.

KeefeCato
04-02-2019, 06:42 PM
I said last night. Stop trying to show case Kemp. No contending team is going to use Kemp regular against a RHP anyway.

Far East
04-02-2019, 06:46 PM
Also easier for the pitcher to move Peraza up a base with a sac bunt than to try to advance the slower Barnhart.

KYExtemper
04-02-2019, 06:47 PM
We really don't need to dig ourselves into another hole tonight.

Ron Madden
04-02-2019, 06:52 PM
Good Job Disco!

Kc61
04-02-2019, 06:53 PM
I said last night. Stop trying to show case Kemp. No contending team is going to use Kemp regular against a RHP anyway.

Simply a matter of loading up the lefty bats. Takes some work with Scooter out of there, but well worth doing.

As tonight will hopefully demonstrate.

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 06:55 PM
Still not a great crowd there tonight even though it’s probably the best night weather wise they’ve played so far.

Kc61
04-02-2019, 06:57 PM
I kind of like Winker down the lineup a bit. He seemed more comfortable that way last year.

His skills say lead off, but maybe he needs to play more games before he’s comfortable hitting first.

TheBigLebowski
04-02-2019, 06:57 PM
Winker is producing a lot of weak outs.

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 06:58 PM
Stop swinging at the first pitch guys

KYExtemper
04-02-2019, 06:58 PM
Still not a great crowd there tonight even though it’s probably the best night weather wise they’ve played so far.

It's going to take some time to bring back the fans. The last few seasons have been putrid.

TheBigLebowski
04-02-2019, 06:59 PM
Good gravy that was an awful display.

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 07:00 PM
It's going to take some time to bring back the fans. The last few seasons have been putrid.

Just figured they would get some kind of early season boost, but they’re already at historic lows.

TheBigLebowski
04-02-2019, 07:00 PM
It's going to take some time to bring back the fans. The last few seasons have been putrid.

Or maybe they figure it’s much cheaper to watch this crap from home.

Ron Madden
04-02-2019, 07:01 PM
Simply a matter of loading up the lefty bats. Takes some work with Scooter out of there, but well worth doing.

As tonight will hopefully demonstrate.

I agree with playing good LHHs vs RHPs but you can stack a lineup with 9 LHHs, if they can’t hit it doesn’t amount to a Hillabeans.

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 07:01 PM
That there is why bunting on the shift isn’t not an automatic hit. Not worth it.

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Disco looks fantastic so far.

Kc61
04-02-2019, 07:03 PM
I agree with playing good LHHs vs RHPs but you can stack a lineup with 9 LHHs, if they can’t hit it doesn’t amount to a Hillabeans.

Against an average (not great) pitcher it generally makes a big difference. Against the great pitchers you really need excellent hitters either way.

The Reds’ left hand hitters are good enough to make a difference against most righty starters.

Rolando
04-02-2019, 07:03 PM
That there is why bunting on the shift isn’t not an automatic hit. Not worth it.

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Disco looks fantastic so far.
why wouldn't it be worth to try to bunt on the shift?

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 07:03 PM
Pitching looks a ton better when it’s not nearly freezing out

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why wouldn't it be worth to try to bunt on the shift?

Because you end up getting thrown out by the pitcher most of the time. You only get a single out of it when you do. And you’re giving up on trying to get on base via the walk.

Welsh just laid it out honestly why it’s not a good idea pretty well.

Rolando
04-02-2019, 07:06 PM
Pitching looks a ton better when it’s not nearly freezing out

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Because you end up getting thrown out by the pitcher most of the time. You only get a single out of it when you do. And you’re giving up on trying to get on base via the walk.

Welsh just laid it out honestly why it’s not a good idea pretty well.
which is funny because Welch's the one who caused all the commotion on opening day by bringing it up LOL

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 07:07 PM
Letís see if the bats thawed out tonight now thatís itís 60 degrees out

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which is funny because Welch's the one who caused all the commotion on opening day by bringing it up LOL

I totally missed that.

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Schebler has the worst taste in music on the team.

Rolando
04-02-2019, 07:10 PM
Let’s see if the bats thawed out tonight now that’s it’s 60 degrees out

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I totally missed that.

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Schebler has the worst taste in music on the team.

You're right and that sums it up and we can hear the wwlk up music plain as day on a television.

Big Klu
04-02-2019, 07:11 PM
Let’s see if the bats thawed out tonight now that’s it’s 60 degrees out

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I totally missed that.

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Schebler has the worst taste in music on the team.

What song did they play?

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 07:12 PM
Good AB by Dietrich

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What song did they play?

Some Eminem song and last night was Panic at the Disco.

Kc61
04-02-2019, 07:13 PM
Dietrich with long at bat, nice job fouling them off. To no avail.

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 07:15 PM
At least Dietrich made him throw some pitches.

Tracy Jones
04-02-2019, 07:15 PM
Dietrich with long at bat, nice job fouling them off. To no avail.

You know things are going poorly when this becomes a glaring positive.

wvreds
04-02-2019, 07:18 PM
You know things are going poorly when this becomes a glaring positive.

Anything is better than watching Schebler get mauled by 3 pitches and taking a seat.

Tracy Jones
04-02-2019, 07:19 PM
When he’s not injured or working his way back from being injured, AD largely has been a very solid pitcher.

Kc61
04-02-2019, 07:19 PM
They’ll hit. Give it some time. And then Senzel and Gennett join.

Big Klu
04-02-2019, 07:19 PM
Good AB by Dietrich

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Some Eminem song and last night was Panic at the Disco.

It would be awesome if it was "My Name Is".

Kc61
04-02-2019, 07:20 PM
When he’s not injured or working his way back from being injured, AD largely has been a very solid pitcher.

Agree, but the issue is how he is post-injury. Tonight looking pretty good, 38 pitches, hope he can go another 38 effectively.

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 07:20 PM
Disco gets squeezed on strike one which easily caught the outside corner up top

Tracy Jones
04-02-2019, 07:20 PM
Anything is better than watching Schebler get mauled by 3 pitches and taking a seat.

It hasn’t been just Schebler. It’s been most everyone.

KYExtemper
04-02-2019, 07:20 PM
They’ll hit. Give it some time. And then Senzel and Gennett join.

I agree. I just hope we don't dig ourselves an early season hole like last year and we're out of it by June.

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 07:21 PM
Well okay. Gets one outside as a strike, I’ll take it as a make up call.

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This homeplate ump is awful

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 07:24 PM
And Tucker continues to not be able to throw anyone out.

Ron Madden
04-02-2019, 07:24 PM
Disco just missing on some close ones too

Kc61
04-02-2019, 07:25 PM
I agree. I just hope we don't dig ourselves an early season hole like last year and we're out of it by June.

No reason to think Reds will have a record rivaling the complete, utter disaster of 3-18. Different year, different team. Confidence!

Tom Servo
04-02-2019, 07:26 PM
I cannot abide by these walks.

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 07:27 PM
Disco throwing a bunch of pitches this inning

Ron Madden
04-02-2019, 07:27 PM
We have a pretty tough schedule in April

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 07:28 PM
Pokes it out to right for an RBI single

Tom Servo
04-02-2019, 07:28 PM
Walks haunt. 1-0 Milwaukee.

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 07:28 PM
I don’t get this strike zone

Tracy Jones
04-02-2019, 07:30 PM
This staff just cannot or will not challenge hitters. This has been and continues to be a problem for 4 years running now.

Walks will freaking KILL you.

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 07:30 PM
Is this Derek Johnson’s philosophy to have everyone nibble like this?

KYExtemper
04-02-2019, 07:31 PM
Throw me in with those that are tired of the nibbling.

TheBigLebowski
04-02-2019, 07:32 PM
Just no fun to watch this team presently.

Kc61
04-02-2019, 07:32 PM
Throw me in with those that are tired of the nibbling.

Nibbling is the right word. I don’t think Disco was wild. He was nibbling.

Rolando
04-02-2019, 07:32 PM
Throw me in with those that are tired of the nibbling.

Amen throw me in that pile to start attacking the hitters

Griffey012
04-02-2019, 07:33 PM
Is it just me or is Thom worse than ever? Disco getting squeezed then Aguilar 1 hand flips a single for a run...Ēwalks will hauntĒ

Iíve been able to watch about 5 innings on tv so far and theyíve been mostly brutal.

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 07:34 PM
Is it just me or is Thom worse than ever? Disco getting squeezed then Aguilar 1 hand flips a single for a run...”walks will haunt”

I’ve been able to watch about 5 innings on tv so far and they’ve been mostly brutal.

He actually seems a little less belligerent to me so far

UPRedsFan
04-02-2019, 07:34 PM
Brewers have a good offense. Disco isnít pitching badly. Weíre just going to have to outscore them. Letís go Winker, Puig and Suarez! Where are you guys?

Griffey012
04-02-2019, 07:35 PM
He actually seems a little less belligerent to me so far

It’s possible, my sample size is quite small.

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 07:35 PM
Just no fun to watch this team presently.

Itís 1-0

Tom Servo
04-02-2019, 07:36 PM
Is this Derek Johnson’s philosophy to have everyone nibble like this?
I was wondering about this too just because Gray, Roark, and Disco sometimes struggle with walks but not really to this extent. But Castillo was basically fine and whatever Johnson said has BobSteve throwing strikes so far which is like turning water into wine.

Gray, Roark, and Disco weren't walking guys in spring training, hopefully just some first start bugs.

Tracy Jones
04-02-2019, 07:36 PM
Brewers have a good offense. Disco isn’t pitching badly. We’re just going to have to outscore them. Let’s go Winker, Puig and Suarez! Where are you guys?

3 walks in 3 innings isn’t good.

As a staff the Reds have allowed 22 walks in 30 innings. I don’t care what lineup you’re facing, that cannot continue

Solstice1989
04-02-2019, 07:37 PM
So about my thread the other day on our offense being a concern....

M2
04-02-2019, 07:39 PM
I appreciate "Blister in the Sun" on the background organ music.

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 07:39 PM
I was wondering about this too just because Gray, Roark, and Disco sometimes struggle with walks but not really to this extent. But Castillo was basically fine and whatever Johnson said has BobSteve throwing strikes so far which is like turning water into wine.

Gray, Roark, and Disco weren't walking guys in spring training, hopefully just some first start bugs.

Yeah I was thinking maybe Gray and Roark has trouble gripping the ball in the cold, but it’s like 30 degrees warmer here tonight and Disco seems to be taking a similar approach. That is true about Castillo and Bob Steve though. The only thing I could think of is maybe he has a different approach for those two since they throw harder? And maybe Gray Roark and Disco the idea is trying to get guys to chase out of the zone? Not really sure, but those 3 guys have been allergic about actually going after hitters so far.

KYExtemper
04-02-2019, 07:39 PM
At this point I'm all for bringing the DH into the National League. Sort of disheartening when you have 2 outs down and your pitcher is up to bat.

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 07:40 PM
So about my thread the other day on our offense being a concern....


And itís still game 4. Puig Votto Winker and Suarez all have done pretty much nothing so far and thatís obviously not going to continue.

Tracy Jones
04-02-2019, 07:41 PM
At this point I'm all for bringing the DH into the National League. Sort of disheartening when you have 2 outs down and your pitcher is up to bat.

It’s worse when he leads off.

JP321
04-02-2019, 07:41 PM
All in all our pitching has been, meh. But the offense has been... bad. Get those guys going and I believe we will be alright.

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 07:41 PM
Craig Counsell just owned Thom lmao

The Operator
04-02-2019, 07:42 PM
Thom texts Counsell's wife...

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 07:43 PM
Senzel gets to that one

Maybe who actually knows, I just don’t want Schebler to be in center

Rolando
04-02-2019, 07:45 PM
Senzel gets to that one

Maybe who actually knows, I just don’t want Schebler to be in center

Yeah that play in Center should be an easy out every time in the major leagues

Tracy Jones
04-02-2019, 07:45 PM
All in all our pitching has been, meh. But the offense has been... bad. Get those guys going and I believe we will be alright.

Definitely. I think the reason for hope coming in to the season was the offense on paper gave us reason to believe that they could win a lot of 8-7 games.

klw
04-02-2019, 07:46 PM
Senzel gets to that one

Maybe who actually knows, I just don’t want Schebler to be in center

Having his foot in a boot may have made it hard for Senzel.

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 07:47 PM
I don’t remember Disco throwing in the mid 90s before

Tracy Jones
04-02-2019, 07:47 PM
Having his foot in a boot may have made it hard for Senzel.

Nonsense.

Lloyd Braun...I mean Nick Senzel can do anything he sets his mind to.

Tom Servo
04-02-2019, 07:48 PM
Thom texts Counsell's wife...
https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/07/20/article-0-1AE6D7E9000005DC-201_1024x615_large.jpg

JP321
04-02-2019, 07:48 PM
Definitely. I think the reason for hope coming in to the season was the offense on paper gave us reason to believe that they could win a lot of 8-7 games.

And I believe they can do that. Disco has been pretty good today, Castillo was great and Roark started rough but battled to give Reds a chance. Iglesias has been most disappointing imo. I would personally like to see more Winker and less Schebler too. Schebler just doesnt give you enough contact to warrant the playing time.

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 07:48 PM
Disco is getting a bunch of those check swings tonight

KYExtemper
04-02-2019, 07:49 PM
Nice that Disco has more than a handful of K's but I want some hits!

Ron Madden
04-02-2019, 07:50 PM
7 Ks for Disco in 4 innings

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 07:50 PM
Damn 7 Kís already. I barely even noticed.

Tracy Jones
04-02-2019, 07:50 PM
The good: AD has 7 K’s

The bad: AD probably has just one inning left because of pitch count

Tom Servo
04-02-2019, 07:52 PM
Senzel gets to that one

Maybe who actually knows, I just don’t want Schebler to be in center
I was okay with the Schebler plan under the assumption that it would be a brief stopgap once they finished their service time game with Senzel. If Schebler is still in CF by May, we're in bad shape, because he cannot handle the position.

JP321
04-02-2019, 07:52 PM
Winker needs a nice rip to get offense going.

Or not.

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 07:54 PM
I was okay with the Schebler plan under the assumption that it would be a brief stopgap once they finished their service time game with Senzel. If Schebler is still in CF by May, we're in bad shape, because he cannot handle the position.

Yeah they need to figure out something quick. I might even be okay with the Lorenzen in center thing a handful of times until Senzel’s up if that means no Schebler out there.

Tracy Jones
04-02-2019, 07:55 PM
A base runner!

JP321
04-02-2019, 07:56 PM
Puig has just missed a couple big hits lately... hes due.

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 07:58 PM
Hell yeah now we’re cooking

Tom Servo
04-02-2019, 07:58 PM
lol the Puig butt wiggle

JP321
04-02-2019, 07:58 PM
Puig has impressed me with his eye at plate.

Tom Servo
04-02-2019, 07:59 PM
Geno! Tie game!

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 07:59 PM
Geno doubles off Shaw’a Glove for an RBI double!

JP321
04-02-2019, 07:59 PM
Atta boy Suarez!

KYExtemper
04-02-2019, 07:59 PM
Nice, hard hitting there. Heads up play for Puig to go to 3rd.

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 08:00 PM
I’m digging the first to third stuff

CaiGuy
04-02-2019, 08:00 PM
Just no fun to watch this team presently.

You're not allowed to enjoy this inning. ;)

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 08:00 PM
Actually agree with Thomís ranting for once

JP321
04-02-2019, 08:01 PM
Thom is ruining this inning by yacking about a cowardly GM. He says plenty of stupid stuff.

Kirito-Sama
04-02-2019, 08:01 PM
Schebler is legitimately bad.

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 08:02 PM
This lineup looks a lot more intimidating with Scooter and presumably Senzel behind Geno instead of Schebler.

JP321
04-02-2019, 08:03 PM
You know... I agree with letting Hamilton go, but for Schebler?

ochoa30
04-02-2019, 08:05 PM
Schebler just another example of why spring stats mean very little if at all. It's different once the games count.

JP321
04-02-2019, 08:06 PM
Maybe if Schebler quit trying to win someone that Toyota Tundra every swing, he may improve. Thoughts?

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 08:06 PM
First time this season I can remember Thom complaining about game times and pace of play lol

klw
04-02-2019, 08:07 PM
Schebler looks and swings like Jay Bruce at the plate and shares her steadiness.

Tom Servo
04-02-2019, 08:08 PM
Well, that petered out quickly.

Ron Madden
04-02-2019, 08:08 PM
First time this season I can remember Thom complaining about game times and pace of play lol

Oh no.. Once he gets started he won’t shut up

Tracy Jones
04-02-2019, 08:09 PM
Schebler looks and swings like Jay Bruce at the plate and shares her steadiness.

I actually called him a poor man’s Jay Bruce 2 years ago

Rolando
04-02-2019, 08:09 PM
Schebler looks and swings like Jay Bruce at the plate and shares her steadiness.

You're probably right but the problem is he's not even in the same ballpark as Jay Bruce as player

JP321
04-02-2019, 08:11 PM
Disco is starting to settle into a rhythm. Bullpen could use a short night if possible.

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 08:12 PM
Duke warming up, but Disco looks like he should be able to go 6

KYExtemper
04-02-2019, 08:12 PM
8 K's.

Tracy Jones
04-02-2019, 08:12 PM
Disco is starting to settle into a rhythm. Bullpen could use a short night if possible.

He stopped walking people. That always helps. Not sure he comes out for the 6th though.

KYExtemper
04-02-2019, 08:12 PM
Probably Disco's last inning with the lineup having turned over three times.

Ron Madden
04-02-2019, 08:13 PM
Jay Bruce Has 3 HRs already this year

JP321
04-02-2019, 08:13 PM
If he gets Shaw out here, he pitches 6th.

Kc61
04-02-2019, 08:14 PM
I actually called him a poor man’s Jay Bruce 2 years ago

Scheb is on the team because he’s pre-arb, paid like $600K. Kemp is on the team because he makes too much money, can’t move him.

Simple economics.

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If he gets Shaw out here, he pitches 6th.


I hate to say “no way” and be wrong. But I’ll say no way. 90 pitches for Disco is about it starting early April.

Tracy Jones
04-02-2019, 08:17 PM
Scheb is on the team because he’s pre-arb, paid like $600K. Kemp is on the team because he makes too much money, can’t move him.

Simple economics.

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I hate to say “no way” and be wrong. But I’ll say no way. 90 pitches for Disco is about it starting early April.

You’re right. It is economics. I don’t hate Schebler at all. I have no problem with him being on the team, even though he’s the popular whipping boy for the evening, I just think that’s who he is.

ochoa30
04-02-2019, 08:17 PM
Great start by Disco. You wont face a better offense then this one. Very encouraging.

JP321
04-02-2019, 08:17 PM
I disagree, he is starting to roll.. short leash in 6th, sure. Only way I pull him is if his spot comes up and we have a big threat to score.

Rantly
04-02-2019, 08:18 PM
I hate when Thom says straight up in the air and it goes to the warning track.

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 08:18 PM
Disco’s spot is coming up I’d be surprised if he comes back out in the 6th

JP321
04-02-2019, 08:19 PM
Let him pitch Bell. Dont waste a hitter if we have 2 outs and nobody on.

Kc61
04-02-2019, 08:20 PM
With Disco’s injury history, 90 pitches is more than enough for tonight.

Ron Madden
04-02-2019, 08:20 PM
I disagree, he is starting to roll.. short leash in 6th, sure. Only way I pull him is if his spot comes up and we have a big threat to score.

It’s too early in the season to stretch him to the limit

JP321
04-02-2019, 08:22 PM
It’s too early in the season to stretch him to the limit

If he can get out of 6th at around 105 pitches, I think he would be fine. I get everyone's point, just like to see Disco get chance to keep going and save bullpen.

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 08:22 PM
Peraza is striking out a lot to begin this season

ochoa30
04-02-2019, 08:24 PM
Another brutal AB for Kemp

Tracy Jones
04-02-2019, 08:26 PM
If he can get out of 6th at around 105 pitches, I think he would be fine. I get everyone's point, just like to see Disco get chance to keep going and save bullpen.

Yeah that would be ideal, but 105 for him at this point is too much. The Kís were great to see of course, but they also doomed him to 5 innings tonight.

JP321
04-02-2019, 08:27 PM
Bullpen is always a gamble. I know what I had in Disco. But hope it works out.

Tracy Jones
04-02-2019, 08:29 PM
Fantastic start to the inning...

Kc61
04-02-2019, 08:29 PM
Bullpen is always a gamble. I know what I had in Disco. But hope it works out.

Welcome to baseball 2019. If you can’t trust your bullpen, you’re done.

GoReds
04-02-2019, 08:29 PM
I hope the offense isn't going the way of the dinosaurs on the initial Jurassic Park tour.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otptS-eOXvI

JP321
04-02-2019, 08:30 PM
Duke getting hammered.

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 08:30 PM
Overmanaging coming back to bite them

Kirito-Sama
04-02-2019, 08:31 PM
So why was Disco taken out again?

Tom Servo
04-02-2019, 08:31 PM
Still fine with taking Disco out, don't really get why Duke is used as a full inning guy when he's more suited for LOOGY duty.

Tracy Jones
04-02-2019, 08:32 PM
HUGE strikeout

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 08:33 PM
Thom m a d

JP321
04-02-2019, 08:33 PM
I don't quite understand that move by Bell.

Tom Servo
04-02-2019, 08:34 PM
Alright, this seems like some overmanaging. Hate that I agree with Thom, but why not just pitch to Chacin with Duke?

Larkin Fan
04-02-2019, 08:34 PM
I don't quite understand that move by Bell.

To be honest, I don't understand many of his moves.

Coopdaddy67
04-02-2019, 08:35 PM
My concern grows if Bell's short leash is anything other than caution at the beginning of the season.

The bullpen isn't good enough, nor will it hold up, to pitch 4 innings every night.

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 08:35 PM
Jesus Christ

Kinsm
04-02-2019, 08:36 PM
bye bye

Kirito-Sama
04-02-2019, 08:36 PM
That's the ol ballgame

JP321
04-02-2019, 08:36 PM
Geez..

HammerTime
04-02-2019, 08:36 PM
Still not a great crowd there tonight even though itís probably the best night weather wise theyíve played so far.

It is still very chilly with that wind blowing off the river.

KYExtemper
04-02-2019, 08:36 PM
Welp, should've just pitched to Braun

Larkin Fan
04-02-2019, 08:36 PM
3 run dinger. Genius move.

TheBigLebowski
04-02-2019, 08:36 PM
I hate the Reds.

JCM11
04-02-2019, 08:36 PM
Bell is clueless.

JP321
04-02-2019, 08:36 PM
Its early.. but Bell isnt hitting the right buttons so far this year.

Tom Servo
04-02-2019, 08:36 PM
Lorenzen should focus on being better at pitching before we talk about CF

Ron Madden
04-02-2019, 08:36 PM
Chacin can hit it outta the park too, he’s no automatic out

ochoa30
04-02-2019, 08:37 PM
If you cant get out arcia that's on you. Terrible pitch by lorenzen.

HammerTime
04-02-2019, 08:37 PM
Bringing in Lorenzen made zero sense.

Tracy Jones
04-02-2019, 08:37 PM
Lorenzen is not good

membengal
04-02-2019, 08:37 PM
I donít understand what I just saw.

JFLegal
04-02-2019, 08:37 PM
dave bell seems over his head.

ochoa30
04-02-2019, 08:37 PM
dave bell seems over his head.

Stop

redsrule2500
04-02-2019, 08:37 PM
Good move by Bell. :lol:

membengal
04-02-2019, 08:38 PM
Alright, this seems like some overmanaging. Hate that I agree with Thom, but why not just pitch to Chacin with Duke?

I am so confused.

HammerTime
04-02-2019, 08:38 PM
Also first base open with the pitcher up next. Wtf?

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 08:38 PM
Bell needs to pump the brakes on the brain genius manager schtick.

membengal
04-02-2019, 08:38 PM
Seriously, wtf?

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 08:39 PM
also Lorenzen sucks.

KYExtemper
04-02-2019, 08:39 PM
Love how so few people are there that the camera can pick them up.

One guy: "You just WALKED THE PITCHER! JESUS CHRIST!"

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 08:40 PM
Love how so few people are there that the camera can pick them up.

One guy: "You just WALKED THE PITCHER! JESUS CHRIST!"

I was just gonna say, FSO has been picking up a lot of crowd banter this season so far lol

JP321
04-02-2019, 08:40 PM
Bell cant throw strikes for you... but he did take out the guy who was dealing.

wvreds
04-02-2019, 08:41 PM
I just don't understand.

Tom Servo
04-02-2019, 08:41 PM
I am so confused.
So I guess the Brewers were planning to deploy Braun if the Reds intentionally walked Arcia. So I get not wanting Duke in that spot...but letting Duke pitch to Jesus Aguilar in a tie game is okay but not to the far inferior Orlando Arcia with two runners on?

Not a good move by Bell, but I'm dismayed with Lorenzen. Arcia isn't good, get him out.

Tracy Jones
04-02-2019, 08:41 PM
I’m done with Micheal Lorenzen. As a pitcher. As a center fielder. As a Red.

ochoa30
04-02-2019, 08:42 PM
Lorenzen gave up a homer to a dude who was 0-16 but sure blame David Bell

malcontent
04-02-2019, 08:42 PM
Bell misusing Lorenzen. Last night as a pinch-runner, tonight as a pitcher.

TheBigLebowski
04-02-2019, 08:42 PM
I don’t think we’re ever going to have another decent manager. I’m still a young man but I doubt I’ll see it. Bell has made half a season’s worth of boneheaded moves in 4 games.

M2
04-02-2019, 08:42 PM
Bringing in the RHP was the right call. Lorenzen just didn't get the job done.

JP321
04-02-2019, 08:42 PM
Lorenzen gave up a homer to a dude who was 0-16 but sure blame David Bell

Arica was 4 for 9 vs Lorenzen with HR... now 5 for 10 with 2 HRs

Rantly
04-02-2019, 08:43 PM
Lorenzen should focus on being better at pitching before we talk about CF

Agree

Solstice1989
04-02-2019, 08:43 PM
Not looking good for tonight, need to make up some ground on the road this weekend.

ochoa30
04-02-2019, 08:44 PM
Africa was 4 for 9 vs Lorenzen with HR... now 5 for 10 with 2 HRs

I get that but he was ice cold. Lorenzen blew it. He probably should have called on Hughes or Hernandez but it is a massive failure by Lorenzen and that's about it

JP321
04-02-2019, 08:44 PM
Not looking good for tonight, need to make up some ground on the road this weekend.

This game isnt over yet.. not promising, but not over

Tracy Jones
04-02-2019, 08:44 PM
Lorenzen gave up a homer to a dude who was 0-16 but sure blame David Bell

Yeah I’m not crazy about the move, but you’re 100% correct.

HammerTime
04-02-2019, 08:44 PM
Bell misusing Lorenzen. Last night as a pinch-runner, tonight as a pitcher.

Make them take out Chacin.

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 08:45 PM
Lol @ “LICK YOUR BAT” from a fan

JP321
04-02-2019, 08:45 PM
I get that but he was ice cold. Lorenzen blew it. He probably should have called on Hughes or Hernandez but it is a massive failure by Lorenzen and that's about it

I can agree with bringing in Hughes over Lorenzen.

Puig Your Red
04-02-2019, 08:46 PM
I get that but he was ice cold. Lorenzen blew it. He probably should have called on Hughes or Hernandez but it is a massive failure by Lorenzen and that's about it

So you bring in a guy who he's actually had success against? After letting Duke face 2 righties?

None of it made sense lol

ochoa30
04-02-2019, 08:46 PM
This offense is to blame as well. Embarrassingly bad start by more then half of the regulars. That cant happen yet here we are 2 years in a row. A manager can only do so much.

JP321
04-02-2019, 08:46 PM
Votto on... time for Puig to smack one into bleachers in left.

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 08:46 PM
Could really use Puig’s first Reds dinger here

Tracy Jones
04-02-2019, 08:46 PM
Winker, Kemp, and Schebler are a combined 0-26 with 2 walks.

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 08:47 PM
Nice, hit it where they ain’t

Rolando
04-02-2019, 08:48 PM
This offense is to blame as well. Embarrassingly bad start by more then half of the regulars. That cant happen yet here we are 2 years in a row. A manager can only do so much.

It still doesn't mean a manager can manage like he has no clue what he's doing

HammerTime
04-02-2019, 08:48 PM
Walk, bloop, and a blast...

Rantly
04-02-2019, 08:49 PM
This offense is to blame as well. Embarrassingly bad start by more then half of the regulars. That cant happen yet here we are 2 years in a row. A manager can only do so much.

He's doing too much

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 08:49 PM
Can’t wait for a Schebler GIDP

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Probably the last guy I want at the plate right now

ochoa30
04-02-2019, 08:50 PM
He's doing too much

I agree here but he is a rookie manager. He's going to be learning on the job. This board turns way too fast on players and coaches alike.

JP321
04-02-2019, 08:51 PM
I have so little faith in Schebler... please prove me wrong here.

Tadasimha
04-02-2019, 08:51 PM
Put it into play, Schebs, doesnt have to go over the wall

Puig Your Red
04-02-2019, 08:52 PM
now the roster construction is going to screw them because they have to let Schebler hit since he's the only CFer on the roster lol

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 08:52 PM
Schebler versus a lefty, it feels like the pitcher is up right now. I hope to god I’m wrong.

Rolando
04-02-2019, 08:52 PM
I agree here but he is a rookie manager. He's going to be learning on the job. This board turns way too fast on players and coaches alike.

not to speak for everybody but I think people are just tired of losing and I don't want to hear about it learning curve every game counts once opening day happens so he better figure it out quick

HammerTime
04-02-2019, 08:52 PM
I agree here but he is a rookie manager. He's going to be learning on the job. This board turns way too fast on players and coaches alike.

I don’t want him fired, but those were highly questionable decisions. That’s what we are here to complain about. :laugh:

Puig Your Red
04-02-2019, 08:52 PM
I agree here but he is a rookie manager. He's going to be learning on the job. This board turns way too fast on players and coaches alike.

i don't think pointing out he's managed the first 4 games like a bozo is doing anything but being honest

lets hope it gets better

Kc61
04-02-2019, 08:53 PM
Reds could use Casali to hit for Schebler here. They have a third catcher if needed, Farmer.

If they let Schebler hit, as likely, and hit for Dietrich, then Brewers can respond.

Next year with the three batter rule, it will be different.

Ron Madden
04-02-2019, 08:53 PM
Schebler is due for a big hit.

Tom Servo
04-02-2019, 08:53 PM
You guys don't remember that Schebler is, like, a reverse platoon guy? He generally mashes LHP.

KYExtemper
04-02-2019, 08:54 PM
Hopefully we can light up Claudio again

Kirito-Sama
04-02-2019, 08:54 PM
Will Schebler even get one home?

Kc61
04-02-2019, 08:54 PM
Will Schebler even get one home?

Yes.

Red Raindog
04-02-2019, 08:55 PM
Schebler - not quite a mash == but it avoids the DP & gets a run in

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 08:55 PM
And now we get Iglesias as a pinch hitter. Jesus dude.

Puig Your Red
04-02-2019, 08:55 PM
the reds have 1 bench player left and it's the 6th inning lol

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the reds have 1 bench player left and it's the 6th inning lol

nvm i forgot kyle farmer was a real person

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 08:56 PM
the reds have 1 bench player left and it's the 6th inning lol

Same as last night.

Like why not go with Hughes so at the very least you could pinch hit Lorenzen here instead of freaking Jose Iglesias

Tracy Jones
04-02-2019, 08:56 PM
Decent work Schebler.

Of course Senzel would have hit a 7 run homer

TheBigLebowski
04-02-2019, 08:56 PM
Bell is just overmatched. There is no excuse for this.

Rolando
04-02-2019, 08:57 PM
And now we get Iglesias as a pinch hitter. Jesus dude.

Oh my gosh you're right he does realize you don't get a re-entry doesn't he? Lol

Ironman92
04-02-2019, 08:57 PM
You guys don't remember that Schebler is, like, a reverse platoon guy? He generally mashes LHP.

I canít hardly put Schebler and mash in the same thought.

Kinsm
04-02-2019, 08:58 PM
The 12 fans in the stands should quit booing that was a strike

Kirito-Sama
04-02-2019, 08:58 PM
David Bell doesn't really seem to get this whole managing thing so far.

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 08:58 PM
Didn’t even get the platoon advantage lol

Puig Your Red
04-02-2019, 08:58 PM
more great work by bell lol

Rantly
04-02-2019, 08:58 PM
Decent work Schebler.

Of course Senzel would have hit a 7 run homer

C'mon Tracy, be nice

Kc61
04-02-2019, 08:59 PM
Didn’t even get the platoon advantage lol

If he wanted the platoon advantage he needed to hit for Schebler.

JP321
04-02-2019, 08:59 PM
Well.. that stunk.

Puig Your Red
04-02-2019, 08:59 PM
love that Geno's protection for the rest of the game is an 0-13 guy, Iglesias, and Barnhart

KYExtemper
04-02-2019, 08:59 PM
I thought we used Kemp as a PH way too early but that's just me

Rolando
04-02-2019, 09:00 PM
Dick Williams really is the worst isn't he he put together a roster with no Talent and they went out and hired the worst manager he could find it takes a special skill to be that dumb

Kinsm
04-02-2019, 09:00 PM
Odds on Zach Duke retiring before October?

wvreds
04-02-2019, 09:01 PM
Quick!! How many walks for Wandy this inning?

BluegrassRedleg
04-02-2019, 09:01 PM
So much fail since Game 1. Trying not to get discouraged, but this is awful baseball.


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Rantly
04-02-2019, 09:02 PM
Quick!! How many walks for Wandy this inning?

1

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 09:02 PM
using Jose Iglesias as a pinch hitter in any scenario is like a Dave Miley level dumb dumb managing move. Doing it to counter a LOOGY only to have him get pulled and lose any advantage you had is just rubbing salt in the wound.

Tony Cloninger
04-02-2019, 09:02 PM
Same as last night.

Like why not go with Hughes so at the very least you could pinch hit Lorenzen here instead of freaking Jose Iglesias

I agree that JI is not Juan Castro or Cesar Izturis with the bat But this is what happens when you have analytics telling everyone you donít need more bench players.

ochoa30
04-02-2019, 09:03 PM
Awful missed call on strike 3

wvreds
04-02-2019, 09:04 PM
Thom realizes that "those that are watching and listening from afar" are why he and his pops have jobs right?

Ron Madden
04-02-2019, 09:04 PM
Good Play Geno!!!

Wonderful Monds
04-02-2019, 09:04 PM
I agree that JI is not Juan Castro or Cesar Izturis with the bat But this is what happens when you have analytics telling everyone you don’t need more bench players.

Yeah it would be nice to have Ervin in that spot or whoever. But all he had to do to avoid that was use any other pitcher where he put in Lorenzen (or just not do that???) and he would’ve had another decent hitter available.

Tony Cloninger
04-02-2019, 09:04 PM
Dick Williams really is the worst isn't he he put together a roster with no Talent and they went out and hired the worst manager he could find it takes a special skill to be that dumb

This roster had no talent? You want to call out the bad managing sure but this roster had talent.

redsrule2500
04-02-2019, 09:05 PM
So you bring in a guy who he's actually had success against? After letting Duke face 2 righties?

None of it made sense lol

Small sample sizes are meaningless.

Tracy Jones
04-02-2019, 09:06 PM
Good Play Geno!!!

It was pretty slick