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ramp101
05-11-2008, 08:59 PM
ah yes the famed Fish-Reds rivalry is about to heat up these next 3 days

here's the pitching matchups:

Monday: FLA: Badenhop (1-2, 6.31 ERA)
CIN: Harang (1-5, 3.09 ERA)

Absolute advantage to the Reds although Badenhop is coming off his first major league win. He's a sinker baller so that should bode well for him, but if he can't locate it early, the Reds will pound his otherwise mediocre stuff.

Tuesday: FLA: Hendrickson (5-1, 3.56 ERA)
CIN: Volquez (5-1, 1.06 ERA)

Obviously the advantage again is here with the Reds. Hendrickson has pitched very well for the Marlins since having LASIK eye surgery. His job is to just keep the Marlins in each game and let the bats do the rest. Great chance Volquez strikes out 15, if he's not knocked out of the game by the 3rd.

Wednesday: FLA: Nolasco (2-3, 5.35 ERA)
CIN: No one listed yet

Nolasco is coming off a great effort. He was hitting 96 on the gun his last time out. More than likely, this game will be the highest scoring of the 3.

Thursday: FLA: Miller (3-2, 6.52 ERA)
CIN: Arroyo (2-4, 7.14 ERA)

Andrew Miller has improved on each of his last 3 outings, going 7 scoreless his last time out against the Nationals.

Marlins Notes
LF Josh Willingham will not be ready for the series. Still on the DL with back spasms. He was hitting .341/.406/.637 when he went on the DL.

1B Mike Jacobs has missed the past few games with a thumb issue. He could be back for the series. He's currently hitting .271/.295/.607

Dan Uggla has gotten extremely hot recently, and is now hitting .271/.349/.571 with a team leading 10 hr after two on Sunday

Jorge Cantu and Luis Gonzalez (Willingham's replacement) are both hitting very well and Jeremy Hermida has started to come around too. The Marlins have 2 glaring holes in the lineup (even with Willingham and Jacobs out). Those two being CF (Amezaga/Ross) and C (Treanor/Rabelo). Amezaga and Ross occasionally add to the offense, but the two catchers do not.

The Marlins bullpen has been flat out awesome.

Good luck these next 3.

fearofpopvol1
05-11-2008, 09:02 PM
Supposedly, Arroyo is going to pitch on Wed on short rest.

reds44
05-11-2008, 09:12 PM
Tuesday's matchup is what I'm most looking forward too. Should be a pitchers duel.

Watching Hanley for three games is going to be a joy.

oneupper
05-11-2008, 09:15 PM
It's a four-game series, Ramp...

ramp101
05-11-2008, 09:47 PM
It's a four-game series, Ramp...

yea, whoops...

*adds in Thursday's matchup*

REDREAD
05-12-2008, 10:20 AM
The Reds may have an advantage in some of the starting pitching matchups, but I will do a happy dance if we are able to split this series.

marcshoe
05-12-2008, 11:42 AM
Lasix has cured Hendrickson's woes, huh? Haven't the Reds beaten him in embarrassing ways in the past?

ramp101
05-12-2008, 11:49 AM
Lasix has cured Hendrickson's woes, huh? Haven't the Reds beaten him in embarrassing ways in the past?

you could change 'Reds' to any team and I think that quote still holds true

LincolnparkRed
05-12-2008, 11:56 AM
ramp, must be nice to see the rebuilding come together. I wished the reds had just decided to blow it up one year and do what Florida did. They bought the first title but 2003 was basically homegrown, with some scrappy vets for flavor if I am not mistaken.

marcshoe
05-12-2008, 12:09 PM
you could change 'Reds' to any team and I think that quote still holds true


True. I did look up the numbers, just to see. 18 innings in four starts, 6 home runs. ERA over 8.

Still only one loss, though.

ramp101
05-12-2008, 02:05 PM
ramp, must be nice to see the rebuilding come together. I wished the reds had just decided to blow it up one year and do what Florida did. They bought the first title but 2003 was basically homegrown, with some scrappy vets for flavor if I am not mistaken.

Yea, it's definitely nice to see this so far. Not sure how much I buy into the team yet, but I'm certainly enjoying the ride so far. I expected us to take it to the next level in 2009 but no complaints about a year early.

We have a bunch of arms either coming off the DL or being ready for the majors the next 6-12 months so we should be able to fill holes (see young Catcher) via trade hopefully.

Absolutely tickled pink about Hanley though.

Matt700wlw
05-12-2008, 03:21 PM
A bet you'll see a fired up, high energy team that looks like they're having fun out there tonight. I bet you also won't see that young team not counting on the 3 run home run to win either....but they'll generate runs however it has to and won't play themselves out of situations by playing stupid baseball.

...Maybe the Reds team and organziation can learn a thing or two by watching those kids from Floriday

ramp101
05-12-2008, 04:59 PM
actually the Marlins get their runs in bunches, usually from the homerun

Matt700wlw
05-12-2008, 05:04 PM
Well, then you may see that...:)

Raisor
05-12-2008, 05:04 PM
A bet you'll see a fired up, high energy team that looks like they're having fun out there tonight. I bet you also won't see that young team not counting on the 3 run home run to win either....but they'll generate runs however it has to and woke play themselves out of situations by playing stupid baseball.

...Maybe the Reds team and organziation can learn a thing or two by watching those kids from Floriday



Marlins NL Rank
HR-2
SLG-1

Matt700wlw
05-12-2008, 05:12 PM
The energy level will still be drastically different between the two clubs...the Marlins will look like they're ready to play, while the Reds won't know which order to bat in, nor will they really care.

KronoRed
05-12-2008, 06:17 PM
Marlins NL Rank
HR-2
SLG-1
Stop that :D

Bob Borkowski
05-13-2008, 10:06 PM
Could someone please give me the link to the site where ramp hangs out?

I like to check on those guys down there during a Reds series.

Hey, thanks. :)

ramp101
05-13-2008, 11:19 PM
http://tealandblack.net/

Bob Borkowski
06-06-2008, 06:41 PM
http://tealandblack.net/

Thanks, ramp.

We'll be checking on you guys as the series unfolds. :cool:

reds44
06-06-2008, 06:44 PM
http://tealandblack.net/
That's a good site.

I am Junior on there.