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Captain Hook
04-09-2009, 11:45 AM
Not that its time to give up all hope but our defense has been terrible.To me its by far the #1 reason we are 0-2.While its still very early it appears that this could once again be a huge weakness.

There was a lot of people around redszone this off season that pointed out that it didn't matter how good our pitching was going to be if our D was going to be as bad as it was in 08.Looks like they might have know what they were talking about.

Our guys need to be much better and I sure hope Dusty is letting them know it.

Eric_the_Red
04-09-2009, 11:56 AM
It is only 2 games. I don't think the team defense will be as bad as the past. Let's not forget also that the weather has been wet & cold, which could contribute to some of the slipping & sliding.

schmidty622
04-09-2009, 12:02 PM
Bruce falling down for no reason certainly wasn't very encouraging.

I guess if we can at least stay upright from now on we will have improved defense in right.

ChatterRed
04-09-2009, 12:05 PM
Volquez playing with fire didn't help either.

Captain Hook
04-09-2009, 12:50 PM
Volquez playing with fire didn't help either.

When your talking about a good pitcher you usually only get burnt when you defense can't turn a routine double play.Pitchers get in trouble.It happens.The D let the team down last night giving up at least 3 runs(even though they were not unearned runs).

Jerome
04-09-2009, 01:04 PM
When your talking about a good pitcher you usually only get burnt when you defense can't turn a routine double play.Pitchers get in trouble.It happens.The D let the team down last night giving up at least 3 runs(even though they were not unearned runs).

Volquez was clearly off last night, regardless of the D.


http://jeromesredscare.blogspot.com

Captain Hook
04-09-2009, 05:29 PM
Volquez was clearly off last night, regardless of the D.


http://jeromesredscare.blogspot.com

I agree.It helps though when you do not have your best stuff and are battling every inning, to have guys make the plays they should.Errors are going to happen on every team.Its been a pretty bad start for a team that claims to push the issue.Even today in the win it was a bad start in the 1st.Another botched double play resulting in 0 outs.I guess the Mets scored no runs that inning and the Reds won the game(great job guys overall)but I have to think it is still our #1 concern.

PhillipsHead
04-09-2009, 07:10 PM
The D will settle down eventually. Phillips and Gonzalez won't be bricking plays like that for long.

improbus
04-09-2009, 08:55 PM
I agree.It helps though when you do not have your best stuff and are battling every inning, to have guys make the plays they should.Errors are going to happen on every team.Its been a pretty bad start for a team that claims to push the issue.Even today in the win it was a bad start in the 1st.Another botched double play resulting in 0 outs.I guess the Mets scored no runs that inning and the Reds won the game(great job guys overall)but I have to think it is still our #1 concern.

In the inning w/ Gonzo's gaffe, Volquez gave up 3 runs on 5 ground balls. He wasn't on top of his game, but he also didn't get much help, either from Lady Luck or his teammates. I'll take 5 ground balls anytime.

Kingspoint
04-09-2009, 09:05 PM
In 1976, the 40-game errorless streak by the REDS was started when the weather got warm at the end of May or beginning of June.

Defense can be pretty rough in the Northern states in April.

Captain Hook
04-09-2009, 09:13 PM
Hope your right.By the way, any idea how many errors that team had and in how many games they had them before that streak begun?

Kingspoint
04-13-2009, 07:59 PM
Hope your right.By the way, any idea how many errors that team had and in how many games they had them before that streak begun?

I'm not sure, but if you want to look at the best team in the history of baseball, here it is:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/CIN/1976.shtml