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xavr1
05-18-2009, 09:57 AM
So now that the dust has settled on a .500 west coast road trip, the Reds come home for nine games against the Phillies, Indians, and Astros. What would be an acceptable record for these home games for you?

I would be pleased with 6-3.

Dude Rock
05-18-2009, 10:03 AM
6-3

bgwilly31
05-18-2009, 10:23 AM
Yeah i'd say 6-3.

Unfortunately this team has already hit the wall.

I was hoping they would still be on there high horse coming into the phillies series. Than we could see what this team is really made of. Unfortunately now were beat up and loss confidence in one series. I wouldnt be surprised for a disaster homestand to be honest.

JohnCocktoasten
05-18-2009, 10:25 AM
I wonder if Cordero will get to pitch in this series.

xavr1
05-18-2009, 10:31 AM
I wonder if Gonz will sit at all in this series.

GOYA
05-18-2009, 10:40 AM
What would be an acceptable record for these home games for you?

Acceptable? 0-9 or 9-0 or anything in between

Expected? 4-5

WildcatFan
05-18-2009, 11:00 AM
If they don't go 9-0 I'm coming on here to gripe about it

I would really love a sweep of Houston and two wins against Philly and Cleveland

Ghosts of 1990
05-18-2009, 11:08 AM
I want 6-3 but I am expecting 4-5

fugowitribe
05-18-2009, 12:21 PM
If volquez makes his scheduled start i think its 5-4 only losing the series to Philly. If Volquez misses and we bring Homer up for 2, I think we lose to Houston as well, but the Indians series will be another coming out party for Homer.....just like his 1st career start.

BLEEDS
05-18-2009, 01:20 PM
It would be acceptable if we could win one from Philly, and only lose one each to Cleveland and Houston, anything less would be considered FAIL IMO.
Houston and Cleveland are both terrible.
If we have any visions of grandeur you don't lose home series' to these types of teams.
The Phillies are a real solid team I just wish Volquez was going against them, he has OWNED them so far in his career.

I'd say 5-4 is a must for "acceptable". Anything over that is gravy. Anything less, FAIL.

PEACE

-BLEEDS

Jack Burton
05-18-2009, 07:27 PM
I want 6-3 but I am expecting 4-5
I concur.

mroby85
05-18-2009, 08:38 PM
I'd guess 5-4

lose 2/3 to philadelphia
take 2/3 from cleveland
take 2/3 from astros

my guess would be 5-4

LouisvilleCARDS
05-18-2009, 10:20 PM
I'm not going to get to get too down on the Padres series. All the games were close, one ridiculously so, and with a couple breaks we could have won them all. No reason to exaggerate over one series on the West Coast where we do horrible and with our best player out.

roby
05-18-2009, 11:44 PM
I'm not going to get to get too down on the Padres series. All the games were close, one ridiculously so, and with a couple breaks we could have won them all. No reason to exaggerate over one series on the West Coast where we do horrible and with our best player out.

With a decent umpire, the Redlegs win 2 games in San Diego!

davereds24
05-19-2009, 02:32 AM
a winning homestand would be great considering they are facing hamels, lee, and oswalt in these 9 games.

schmidty622
05-19-2009, 06:58 AM
Without Votto I bet we go 2-7.

Shawn_RedsFan
05-19-2009, 11:57 AM
Without Votto I bet we go 2-7.

I recall whooping on the Cardinals the first two games WITHOUT Votto...Im hoping for 7-2 :thumbup:

Rockermann
05-19-2009, 12:02 PM
Edit: Nevermind :p:

Dude Rock
05-19-2009, 01:12 PM
a winning homestand would be great considering they are facing hamels, lee, and oswalt in these 9 games.

5/19 Cueto (RH, 1.93) vs. Hamels (LH, 5.04)
In his last 5 outings, Cueto has gone atleast 7 innings in every game including 8 innings in one of them. He has given up 5 runs combined in 3 of those games and zero in two of them. He is definitely "on" right now. In his career, Cueto has never faced the Phillies.

In his last 5 outings, Hamels has 26.2 innings while giving up 10 runs. He has allowed 26 hits in those 5 games also. He pitched better in his last 2 outings, but has not been the dominant pitcher he was in the past, atleast up until now. Lefties are batting only .231 against him and righties are batting .346. Hamels is 3-0 against the Reds in his limited career, posting a 0.60 e.r.a. against them. On the other hand, only 2 current Reds have had more than 4 AB's against Hamels.......Phillips is 1-12 and EE is 2-9. Everyone else has 4 or less AB's against Hamels. Ramon Hernandez has their lone HR against him.

5/20 Owings (3-4, RH, 3.95) vs. Moyer (3-3, LH, 8.15)
Owings has given up only 1 run in 3 of his last 5 outings, and gave up 5 runs in each of the other two outings. Righties are batting only .198 against him while lefties are batting .328. Owings is 2-0 in his career against the Phillies with a 2.57 e.r.a. Utley, Ruiz, and Feliz are all batting .300 or better against Owings in their career. Ryan Howard is 1-7 with 4 K's.

In his last 2 outings, Moyer has given up 7 runs in each game, lasting only 2 innings in one of them and 4 innings in the other. In his previous 3 outings before that, he gave up 5, 1, and 4 runs per game. Lefties are batting .278 and righties .365 against him. His WHIP is an astounding 1.84. Moyer is 1-3 in his career against the Reds with a 5.46 e.r.a. AGon is 4-6 against Moyer in his career.........considering Moyer's age, one interesting note is that in his career, Moyer has actually faced Davey Concepcion, Tracy Jones, Bo Diaz, Glenn Braggs, Ron Oester and Tony Perez. Scary.

5/21 Harang (3-4, RH, 3.44) vs. Joe Blanton (1-3, RH, 6.86)

Harang gave up 5 runs in 2 of his last 5 outings, but gave up 2 or less runs in other 3 outings while going atleast 7 innings. Lefties batting .250 and righties .281 against him. Utley is 7-14 and Jimmy Rollins is 8-24 against Harang lifetime. Harang is 1-2 with a 6.15 e.r.a. against the Phillies lifetime.

Blanton has had 2 quality starts in his last 5 outings. Lefties batting .288 and righties .319 against him. His WHIP is 1.68. He is 1-0 against the Reds in his career with a 1.13 e.r.a. AGon (3-6), Hernandez (3-6), EE (2-3) and Phillips (0-3) are the only current Reds to have faced Blanton in his career.

Phillies are 6th in the NL in team batting average at .262, and tied for 1st with the Brewers in HR's with 50, 1st in slugging percentage, and 2nd in RBI.
Phillies are 15th in the NL in team e.r.a. at 5.39. They have given up 58 HR's, which leads the NL. The second place team has given up only 45 HR's.
Phillies are 1st in the NL in fielding percentage.

Reds are 13th in the NL in team batting average at .253.
Reds are 4th in the NL in team e.r.a. at 3.96. They've allowed the second least amount of hits per innings pitched behind the Dodgers.
Reds are 14th in the NL in fielding percentage.

corwinator3407
05-19-2009, 04:44 PM
Gotta beat Blanton. I say 2-1 vs PHI, 1-2 vs CLE, and 2-1 vs HOU, 5-4 for the homestand.

Ghosts of 1990
05-19-2009, 06:35 PM
I only know this because I took Hamels too early in a fantasy baseball draft, but he's really only had about 2 effective starts this season. I know he is the type we usually struggle with but it might honestly be another off night for him in another off season. You never know. It's what makes baseball such a great game.

xavr1
05-19-2009, 06:43 PM
I only know this because I took Hamels too early in a fantasy baseball draft, but he's really only had about 2 effective starts this season. I know he is the type we usually struggle with but it might honestly be another off night for him in another off season. You never know. It's what makes baseball such a great game.

Youre right he has been struggling, but wasnt he recovering from an injury at the beginning of the year? I thought he was downright filthy in his last start.

Shawn_RedsFan
05-19-2009, 07:04 PM
Gotta beat Blanton. I say 2-1 vs PHI, 1-2 vs CLE, and 2-1 vs HOU, 5-4 for the homestand.

1-2 against the Indians.....what?? :thumbdown

mlh1981
05-19-2009, 08:11 PM
6-3. Teams should really expect to go 2/3 in every home series. We haven't played that well at home this year. I don't expect it to last. The weather is getting warmer, so the bats will warm up at the home yard. The converse statement "the other teams will hit it out, too" isn't necessarily as applicable as it has been in years past, considering how solid our pitching has been this year.

corwinator3407
05-20-2009, 01:26 AM
1-2 against the Indians.....what?? :thumbdown

If anything is thumbs down, its the Reds interleague play

cbowen2112
05-20-2009, 10:58 AM
Gotta have a 6-3 home stand! We have not played that great at home yet, and need to start. Bring some power up here and that would be a start. Let's see the starting lineup from the Ari series. It works!

Shawn_RedsFan
05-20-2009, 04:52 PM
If anything is thumbs down, its the Reds interleague play

5-1 against them last year?

xavr1
05-27-2009, 10:41 PM
So we ended up 6-3, good enough to please most of us on this thread. Gotta keep up the momentum. Great to have Bruce swinging a big stick again

Shawn_RedsFan
05-28-2009, 03:31 AM
[QUOTE=Schmidty623;1871389]Without Votto I bet we go 2-7.[QUOTE]

:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes: :rolleyes: