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Shawn_RedsFan
04-30-2009, 07:54 PM
Alright we got the month of April completed and we finished 11-10.

Here are the games for the month of May:

May 1-3 @ Pitt
May 4-5 @ Fla
May 6-7 VS MIL
May 8-10 VS STL
May 11-13 @ ARI
May 15-17 @ SD
May 19-21 VS PHI
May 22-24 VS CLE
May 25-27 VS HOU
May 29-31 @ MIL

My prediction for the month of May: 20-8
Alot of you are probably going to think my prediction is a WAY off, but I disagree I think the offense is going to improve this month, the pitching is only going to get better and so will the defense.

Here's to a big month from the 2009 Reds :beerme:

NatiRedGals
04-30-2009, 07:59 PM
I could see this happening to!! We love the warm n hot weather and it needs to stay that way. Heres to a great Reds month and staying in the thick of things!!! :thumbup::beerme:


Alright we got the month of April completed and we finished 11-10.

Here are the games for the month of May:

May 1-3 @ Pitt
May 4-5 @ Fla
May 6-7 VS MIL
May 8-10 VS STL
May 11-13 @ ARI
May 15-17 @ SD
May 19-21 VS PHI
May 22-24 VS CLE
May 25-27 VS HOU
May 29-31 @ MIL

My prediction for the month of May: 20-8
Alot of you are probably going to think my prediction is a WAY off, but I disagree I think the offense is going to improve this month, the pitching is only going to get better and so will the defense.

Here's to a big month from the 2009 Reds :beerme:

CarolinaRedleg
04-30-2009, 08:58 PM
May 1-3 @ Pitt 2-1
May 4-5 @ Fla 1-1
May 6-7 VS MIL 2-0
May 8-10 VS STL 1-2
May 11-13 @ ARI 2-1
May 15-17 @ SD 3-0
May 19-21 VS PHI 1-2
May 22-24 VS CLE 2-1
May 25-27 VS HOU 2-1
May 29-31 @ MIL 2-1

18-10 for the month. I'd be pretty happy with 29-20 heading into June.

Shawn_RedsFan
04-30-2009, 09:08 PM
Lets go guys, I want to see bunches of predictions before first pitch tomorrow :D

Captain Hook
04-30-2009, 09:19 PM
May 1-3 @ Pitt 2-1
May 4-5 @ Fla 1-1
May 6-7 VS MIL 1-1
May 8-10 VS STL 1-2
May 11-13 @ ARI 1-2
May 15-17 @ SD 2-1
May 19-21 VS PHI 2-1
May 22-24 VS CLE 2-1
May 25-27 VS HOU 2-1
May 29-31 @ MIL 1-2

Month of May 15-13

We stay over .500 for the season 26-23

BEETTLEBUG
04-30-2009, 09:33 PM
I will say 20-8 in Month of May

OSUredsFAN
04-30-2009, 09:46 PM
I say 17-10 with one rain out

BoxingRed
04-30-2009, 10:09 PM
May 1-3 @ Pitt 1-2
May 4-5 @ Fla 1-1
May 6-7 VS MIL 1-1
May 8-10 VS STL 1-2
May 11-13 @ ARI 1-2
May 15-17 @ SD 1-2
May 19-21 VS PHI 1-2
May 22-24 VS CLE 2-1
May 25-27 VS HOU 2-1
May 29-31 @ MIL 1-2

Month of May 12-16
I don't see them winning any series on the road.

gedred69
04-30-2009, 11:00 PM
16-12 would be possible if some bats come around, but I'm thinking 14-14. Still leaves them over .500 by a game.

ChatterRed
05-01-2009, 03:57 AM
18-10.

Cleveland and San Diego suck. Milwaukee is overrated. St. Louis and Philly will give us problems. We seem to struggle against Houston at home. I think we can take 2 of 3 from 'Zona. Pitt is a tough out because of their pitching, but so are we. I think we go into Florida and do pretty well.

I really think our offense will improve this month.

I am also encouraged by Volquez's efficient outing last night. He and Cueto really have it going. Hopefully Harang can continue, and Arroyo's bad outings are far and few between. Owings had a good outing......I hope he can build on it, and the bullpen continues to be mostly lights out.

I think it only gets better from here on out, but who knows?

stripedwarrior
05-01-2009, 07:34 AM
May 1-3 @ Pitt 2-1
May 4-5 @ Fla 1-1
May 6-7 VS MIL 2-1
May 8-10 VS STL 1-2
May 11-13 @ ARI 3-0
May 15-17 @ SD 2-1
May 19-21 VS PHI 1-2
May 22-24 VS CLE 2-1
May 25-27 VS HOU 1-2
May 29-31 @ MIL 2-1

That leaves me with a 16-12 prediction. I would gladly take that. Stay over .500 each month and see where that puts us come September. I would think we should be in the WC hunt, if that happens.
Just realized that I have them going 5-1 on a "west coast" road trip. Given the recent past on trips out west (or at least the perception I have), that might be a bit optimistic. However, I think most of the problems the Reds have had out west included stops in LA and SF.

schmidty622
05-01-2009, 09:11 AM
May 1-3 @ Pitt 3-0
May 4-5 @ Fla 1-1
May 6-7 VS MIL 1-2
May 8-10 VS STL 0-3
May 11-13 @ ARI 1-2
May 15-17 @ SD 1-2
May 19-21 VS PHI 1-2
May 22-24 VS CLE 2-1
May 25-27 VS HOU 2-1
May 29-31 @ MIL 2-1

14-14

chettt
05-01-2009, 09:27 AM
My prediction : 15 - 13

May 1-3 @ Pitt 2-1
May 4-5 @ Fla 1-1
May 6-7 VS MIL 1-1
May 8-10 VS STL 2-1
May 11-13 @ ARI 2-1
May 15-17 @ SD 1-2
May 19-21 VS PHI 1-2
May 22-24 VS CLE 2-1
May 25-27 VS HOU 2-1
May 29-31 @ MIL 1-2

If they can manage 2 games over .500 each month = a 87 win season !!! We are 1 game under that pace now. THAT WOULD BE SOMETHING TO BUILD ON

Bill Slawski
05-01-2009, 10:08 AM
17-11

I think some bats will wake up, some chemistry will be built upon, and the pitching will get even better. I'd like to see Gomes get called up, and Janish play more.

28-21 by the end of May would be nice.

bounty37h
05-01-2009, 11:09 AM
I started to make mine, but wasnt as optimistic when i got done and looked at my numbers, so dont even want to post them :)

ChatterRed
05-01-2009, 11:10 AM
Here are the games for the month of May:

May 1-3 @ Pitt 1-2
May 4-5 @ Fla 2-0
May 6-7 VS MIL 2-0
May 8-10 VS STL 1-2
May 11-13 @ ARI 2-1
May 15-17 @ SD 3-0
May 19-21 VS PHI 1-2
May 22-24 VS CLE 3-0
May 25-27 VS HOU 1-2
May 29-31 @ MIL 2-1

18-10

freestyle55
05-01-2009, 01:40 PM
May 1-3 @ Pitt 1-2
May 4-5 @ Fla 1-1
May 6-7 VS MIL 2-0
May 8-10 VS STL 0-3
May 11-13 @ ARI 2-1
May 15-17 @ SD 2-1
May 19-21 VS PHI 0-3
May 22-24 VS CLE 2-1
May 25-27 VS HOU 1-2
May 29-31 @ MIL 2-1

Total: 13-15

Shawn_RedsFan
05-01-2009, 04:19 PM
May 1-3 @ Pitt 1-2
May 4-5 @ Fla 1-1
May 6-7 VS MIL 2-0
May 8-10 VS STL 0-3
May 11-13 @ ARI 2-1
May 15-17 @ SD 2-1
May 19-21 VS PHI 0-3
May 22-24 VS CLE 2-1
May 25-27 VS HOU 1-2
May 29-31 @ MIL 2-1

Total: 13-15


I am confident with this years pitching we will NOT GET SWEPT at all this year.

texasdave
05-01-2009, 04:25 PM
Flowers.......................along with a 16-12 record.

bgwilly31
05-01-2009, 05:01 PM
My prediction for the month of May: 20-8
:


May 1-3 @ Pitt 3-0
May 4-5 @ Fla 1-2
May 6-7 VS MIL 2-1
May 8-10 VS STL 0-3
May 11-13 @ ARI 1-2
May 15-17 @ SD 2-1
May 19-21 VS PHI 0-3
May 22-24 VS CLE 2-1
May 25-27 VS HOU 2-1
May 29-31 @ MIL 1-2

So that makes me 14-14

Handofdeath
05-01-2009, 06:48 PM
May 1-3 @ Pitt 1-2
May 4-5 @ Fla 1-1
May 6-7 VS MIL 2-0
May 8-10 VS STL 1-2
May 11-13 @ ARI 2-1
May 15-17 @ SD 2-1
May 19-21 VS PHI 2-1
May 22-24 VS CLE 3-0
May 25-27 VS HOU 1-2
May 29-31 @ MIL 1-2

16-12 but the offense has to get going.

gedred69
05-01-2009, 11:07 PM
I got to say, I love the optimism! If some guys can start to hit like we hope they can, and pitching continues.....Dunno, Tough month of May. It could make or break this season. If they come through it above .500? Well, then I'd think they'd at least get mentioned on ESPN for a change. (ANYTHING, to detract from BOSOX and YANKS)!!!

Ghosts of 1990
05-01-2009, 11:42 PM
May 1-3 @ Pitt 3-0
May 4-5 @ Fla 0-2
May 6-7 VS MIL 2-0
May 8-10 VS STL 1-2
May 11-13 @ ARI 1-2
May 15-17 @ SD 1-2
May 19-21 VS PHI 2-1
May 22-24 VS CLE 2-1
May 25-27 VS HOU 2-1
May 29-31 @ MIL 1-2

$1 Hot Dog
05-02-2009, 03:29 AM
May 1-3 @ Pitt 3-0
May 4-5 @ Fla 1-1
May 6-7 VS MIL 1-1
May 8-10 VS STL 1-2
May 11-13 @ ARI 2-1
May 15-17 @ SD 2-1
May 19-21 VS PHI 2-1
May 22-24 VS CLE 2-1
May 25-27 VS HOU 1-2
May 29-31 @ MIL 2-1

17-11. If they can learn to play well at home.

RedLakerFan24
05-02-2009, 05:09 AM
as long as we play 500 balll im happy

Shawn_RedsFan
05-04-2009, 12:06 AM
Got the first series 2-1 :thumbup:

mroby85
05-04-2009, 12:17 AM
Pitt 2-1 (Obviously)
May 4-5 @ Fla 1-1
May 6-7 VS MIL 1-1
May 8-10 VS STL 2-1
May 11-13 @ ARI 2-1
May 15-17 @ SD 2-1
May 19-21 VS PHI 1-2
May 22-24 VS CLE 2-1
May 25-27 VS HOU 2-1
May 29-31 @ MIL 1-2



16-12

defender
05-04-2009, 03:37 AM
The optimism here is refreshing. I look forward to a good month.

Kingspoint
05-04-2009, 04:17 PM
Micah Owings will rebound and win 2 or 3 games in May instead of the 1 win he had in April.

WildcatFan
05-04-2009, 04:47 PM
They're playing the toughest teams at home, so I'll go with 17-11, that seems reasonable.

Shawn_RedsFan
05-04-2009, 06:00 PM
Micah Owings will rebound and win 2 or 3 games in May instead of the 1 win he had in April.

I would still rather see Homer, we have only seen him in 81innings so far and there is no reason why Owings is in the 5 spot. I say this because Owings has pitched almost 280innings as a major leaguer with a career ERA at 4.96 we KNOW what we are getting with him is a pitcher that is not going to turn in QS. He is going to give up 4+ runs in almost every start this year mark my words. Homer may get rocked but if he was up here for a long period of time I think he would adapt to the big league level

schmidty622
05-04-2009, 07:40 PM
I would still rather see Homer, we have only seen him in 81innings so far and there is no reason why Owings is in the 5 spot. I say this because Owings has pitched almost 280innings as a major leaguer with a career ERA at 4.96 we KNOW what we are getting with him is a pitcher that is not going to turn in QS. He is going to give up 4+ runs in almost every start this year mark my words. Homer may get rocked but if he was up here for a long period of time I think he would adapt to the big league level

A career ERA of 4.96 means Owings is an above average number 4-5 starter. He is miles better than what we had last year in the 5th spot.

Why rush Bailey? Let the kid make his Louisville starts consistently throughout the year and see where he's at next spring. You keep bouncing him around between majors and minors and it's going to do nothing but hurt any progress he's made.

bgwilly31
05-04-2009, 07:58 PM
A career ERA of 4.96 means Owings is an above average number 4-5 starter. He is miles better than what we had last year in the 5th spot.

Why rush Bailey? Let the kid make his Louisville starts consistently throughout the year and see where he's at next spring. You keep bouncing him around between majors and minors and it's going to do nothing but hurt any progress he's made.


you keep comparing last year.

That was Josh Frogg. You cant get any worse than that i would hope owings is better than him.

Bailey should be up.

schmidty622
05-04-2009, 09:38 PM
you keep comparing last year.

That was Josh Frogg. You cant get any worse than that i would hope owings is better than him.

Bailey should be up.

Why?

And Bailey was a part of that 5th spot last year too. An performed quite awesomely...:cool:

Kingspoint
05-06-2009, 04:01 PM
No one knows what we are going to get from Owind in May of 2009.

Wait and see and you will be surprised.

Pitching is a craft where a player gets better with more experience. Owings is still young at only 280 innings and he's still developing his craft. He didn't get to develop it the second half of last season, so he needs some time where the games count for him to get into a groove. I'm looking forward to see how he adjusts to things this month, especially with the pitching staff in a groove right now.

gedred69
05-06-2009, 11:40 PM
And how was it this thread got off of predicting/forecasting the May record?

cbowen2112
05-08-2009, 10:15 AM
May 1-3 @ Pitt 2-1
May 4-5 @ Fla 1-1
May 6-7 VS MIL 1-1
May 8-10 VS STL 2-1
May 11-13 @ ARI 2-1
May 15-17 @ SD 2-1
May 19-21 VS PHI 2-1
May 22-24 VS CLE 2-1
May 25-27 VS HOU 2-1
May 29-31 @ MIL 2-1


18-10
A very solid month winning or splitting every series. I am hoping for a few sweeps but we shall see.

Shawn_RedsFan
05-09-2009, 10:22 AM
5-3 This month guys. 3 games over .500 on the season. :D

schmidty622
05-13-2009, 02:52 PM
Currently 8-4 on the month and 19-14 on the year!!

That's good for a .575 winning% which projects to 93 wins!!!

Kingspoint
05-13-2009, 02:57 PM
No one knows what we are going to get from Owind in May of 2009.

Wait and see and you will be surprised.

Pitching is a craft where a player gets better with more experience. Owings is still young at only 280 innings and he's still developing his craft. He didn't get to develop it the second half of last season, so he needs some time where the games count for him to get into a groove. I'm looking forward to see how he adjusts to things this month, especially with the pitching staff in a groove right now.

I'd say he's doing pretty well.

Kingspoint
05-13-2009, 02:59 PM
Micah Owings will rebound and win 2 or 3 games in May instead of the 1 win he had in April.

2 starts.....2 Wins since I posted this.

He might have had a complete game shutout last night if Dusty didn't have him retaliate with a HBP. He was at 89 pitches when he threw the pitch that hit the 1st Batter in the 8th.

He might get 3 more starts, so there's a good chance he could get 1 or 2 more wins. Nice when you get that from your 5th starter.

schmidty622
05-13-2009, 03:06 PM
2 starts.....2 Wins since I posted this.

He might have had a complete game shutout last night if Dusty didn't have him retaliate with a HBP. He was at 89 pitches when he threw the pitch that hit the 1st Batter in the 8th.

He might get 3 more starts, so there's a good chance he could get 1 or 2 more wins. Nice when you get that from your 5th starter.

I dunno if he'll get three more this month. We have and 2 off days with a three game series against the Pads sandwiched in between so I wouldn't be surprised to see him skipped in the rotation next time around.

I'd like to see him kept in there as it would give all of our starters an extra day of rest but I wouldn't be surprised to see Dusty skip him. Especially since his next start would come against the Phillies.

Kingspoint
05-13-2009, 03:09 PM
I'd like to see Arroyo skipped, who threw 123 pitches the other night, while Owings only had 90 last night.

schmidty622
05-13-2009, 03:15 PM
I'd like to see Arroyo skipped, who threw 123 pitches the other night, while Owings only had 90 last night.

I would too but we both know thats not going to happen.

cbowen2112
05-13-2009, 06:10 PM
May 1-3 @ Pitt 2-1
May 4-5 @ Fla 1-1
May 6-7 VS MIL 1-1
May 8-10 VS STL 2-1
May 11-13 @ ARI 2-1
May 15-17 @ SD 2-1
May 19-21 VS PHI 2-1
May 22-24 VS CLE 2-1
May 25-27 VS HOU 2-1
May 29-31 @ MIL 2-1


18-10
A very solid month winning or splitting every series. I am hoping for a few sweeps but we shall see.


Preditctions are good so far! I change this series answer to a SWEEP! So that would make it a 19-9 month!:beerme:

cbowen2112
05-17-2009, 04:38 AM
May 1-3 @ Pitt 2-1
May 4-5 @ Fla 1-1
May 6-7 VS MIL 1-1
May 8-10 VS STL 2-1
May 11-13 @ ARI 3-0
May 15-17 @ SD 1-2
May 19-21 VS PHI 2-1
May 22-24 VS CLE 2-1
May 25-27 VS HOU 2-1
May 29-31 @ MIL 2-1


18-10
A very solid month winning or splitting every series. I am hoping for a few sweeps but we shall see.

I am not too far off thus far. Finally we will have a long home stand.

Kingspoint
05-18-2009, 03:42 PM
I would too but we both know thats not going to happen. (Skip Arroyo's start for Owings)


So, Arroyo throws 119 on Sunday, which included that 1st Batter of the 8th inning that homered which basically put the game out of reach. Cordero hadn't pitched in days, and would have Monday off.

Why was Dusty pushing it with Arroyo? He was lucky, in Arroyo's own words, to get through 7 only giving up the two runs.

Dude Rock
05-18-2009, 03:56 PM
I would still rather see Homer, we have only seen him in 81innings so far and there is no reason why Owings is in the 5 spot. I say this because Owings has pitched almost 280innings as a major leaguer with a career ERA at 4.96 we KNOW what we are getting with him is a pitcher that is not going to turn in QS. He is going to give up 4+ runs in almost every start this year mark my words. Homer may get rocked but if he was up here for a long period of time I think he would adapt to the big league level

Gee. I guess these 20 year career pitchers would never had gone on if you were the GM. Many of them struggled and had e.r.a.'s close to Owings early on in their careers, but THEY IMPROVED with experience. :rolleyes:

cbowen2112
05-22-2009, 05:40 PM
May 1-3 @ Pitt 2-1
May 4-5 @ Fla 1-1
May 6-7 VS MIL 1-1
May 8-10 VS STL 2-1
May 11-13 @ ARI 3-0
May 15-17 @ SD 0-3
May 19-21 VS PHI 1-2
May 22-24 VS CLE 2-1
May 25-27 VS HOU 3-0
May 29-31 @ MIL 2-1

So this is what it looks like so far: 10-9 heading into the Indians series. If we can get 15-17 wins out of this month who isn't happy about that? I still say around the 17-18 win mark. Go Reds!

We are getting Votto back too! No More McDonald. Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!

cbowen2112
05-26-2009, 12:25 AM
May 1-3 @ Pitt 2-1
May 4-5 @ Fla 1-1
May 6-7 VS MIL 1-1
May 8-10 VS STL 2-1
May 11-13 @ ARI 3-0
May 15-17 @ SD 0-3
May 19-21 VS PHI 1-2
May 22-24 VS CLE 2-1
May 25-27 VS HOU 3-0
May 29-31 @ MIL 2-1

So this is what it looks like so far: 10-9 heading into the Indians series. If we can get 15-17 wins out of this month who isn't happy about that? I still say around the 17-18 win mark. Go Reds!

We are getting Votto back too! No More McDonald. Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!


13-10 so far

Shawn_RedsFan
05-26-2009, 12:29 AM
I'll take 3 games over .500 but if we wouldn't have lost Votto all this time and missing Phillips a few games hurts too I think we would be very close to my prediction of 20-8.

I think we will end 16-12

cbowen2112
06-01-2009, 12:55 AM
May 1-3 @ Pitt 2-1
May 4-5 @ Fla 1-1
May 6-7 VS MIL 1-1
May 8-10 VS STL 2-1
May 11-13 @ ARI 3-0
May 15-17 @ SD 0-3
May 19-21 VS PHI 1-2
May 22-24 VS CLE 2-1
May 25-27 VS HOU 3-0
May 29-31 @ MIL 0-3

A very solid 15 win month. More of these and we will stay on pace to win 85+ games this year. Here's to hoping for more offense in the month of June!

Dude Rock
06-01-2009, 01:05 AM
I'll take 3 games over .500 but if we wouldn't have lost Votto all this time and missing Phillips a few games hurts too I think we would be very close to my prediction of 20-8.

I think we will end 16-12

I agree. And no one could have predicted Joey's health problems. Strange.

Shawn_RedsFan
06-01-2009, 02:17 AM
Gee. I guess these 20 year career pitchers would never had gone on if you were the GM. Many of them struggled and had e.r.a.'s close to Owings early on in their careers, but THEY IMPROVED with experience. :rolleyes:

old post but...you are ready to get rid/keep in AAA with Homer so you are not making a valid point. What i was trying to say if Bailey was actually given a chance to stay in the 5 spot he WOULD IMPROVE with EXPERIENCE...he hasn't even came near the number of innings Owings has had at the Major League Level. Owings has had his chances move him to the bullpen.