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redssince75
08-09-2010, 11:43 PM
There was one bad inning. We held them scoreless for 8 innings. Fisher looked good. We clawed back, a little bit.

When I switched from the Cardinals feed to ESPN, it sounded a lot more hopeful. The Cardinals announcers were saying stuff like, "show these guys they can't play with us." (Which is ridiculous, because you can't show that from one game).

Plus after our winning streak you couldn't expect a victory against Carpenter. I expect a W tomorrow and a toss-up on Wednesday, exiting the series still in first place.

Razzle
08-09-2010, 11:54 PM
There was one bad inning. We held them scoreless for 8 innings. Fisher looked good. We clawed back, a little bit.

When I switched from the Cardinals feed to ESPN, it sounded a lot more hopeful. The Cardinals announcers were saying stuff like, "show these guys they can't play with us." (Which is ridiculous, because you can't show that from one game).

Plus after our winning streak you couldn't expect a victory against Carpenter. I expect a W tomorrow and a toss-up on Wednesday, exiting the series still in first place.

We have to have one of the worst announcing duos in the league. Hrabosky is just downright awful and McLaughlin is tolerable at times, but nowhere near good enough to make up for how bad Al is.

Anyway, with regards to the original point, I agree. Leake just didn't have it and this was the biggest pitching disadvantage of the series for the Reds. It's a whole new ballgame tomorrow.

bshall2105
08-09-2010, 11:56 PM
I've got to say I pretty much expected to lose today. Leake really has not ben that great pitcher he was early in the year, and Carpenter just destroys us. If one of the many ground balls that got through were turned into a DP it would have been a whole different ball game though.

mroby85
08-10-2010, 12:00 AM
I've got to say I pretty much expected to lose today. Leake really has not ben that great pitcher he was early in the year, and Carpenter just destroys us. If one of the many ground balls that got through were turned into a DP it would have been a whole different ball game though.

Agreed, tomorrow is our best shot with Cueto vs. Garcia. I didn't feel like Leake pitched all that terrible tonight, because like you said, many of those ground balls weren't hit extremely hard, and were very close to being DP balls. Thats the way the game goes I guess, hopefully the Reds will get some breaks tomorrow.

CincyReds2003
08-10-2010, 01:44 AM
Not worried at all..Leake hasn't been his best lately, and that bad inning was like batting practice..After they took Leake out, the Cards couldn't muster anything(very reminiscent of last week's game against the Bucs) We win tomorrow, it's back to 2 games..I think Wood needs to be back in the front 4, as he's more fresh than Leake, with a little more command.

Hondo
08-10-2010, 02:24 AM
Yeah really. The Cards beat up on a young pitcher who had pitched more Innings than ever before in his career. Also he got hit around by the Houston Astros in his last start... Boone and Nomarrrrr said he might have hit a wall because of the amount of Innings he has logged this year.

Then the Cards got nothing the rest of the night...

They sure taught the Reds a lesson... Thats for sure...

RedsFanInBama
08-10-2010, 02:47 AM
Many of those ground balls ... were very close to being DP balls.
I don't remember a single one that was close to being a double play.

bshall2105
08-10-2010, 02:48 AM
I don't remember a single one that was close to being a double play.

Off the top of my head Molina's for sure could have been if it was hit a little more towards Janish. A few others were hit pretty slowly and still made it through.

RedsFanInBama
08-10-2010, 02:55 AM
Yeah, it was hit weakly, but it wasn't close to being a double play. None of them were. Holliday's was the next softest hit, but he was just trying to hit the enormous hole that we gave him with our alignment. The ball wasn't within 20 feet of a Reds infielder.

bshall2105
08-10-2010, 02:59 AM
I think that's what he means by DP ball. A ball hit weakly in the infield is basically showing that Leake was doing some things right, but just couldn't catch a break.

mroby85
08-10-2010, 05:18 AM
I think that's what he means by DP ball. A ball hit weakly in the infield is basically showing that Leake was doing some things right, but just couldn't catch a break.

That is what i meant, obviously the balls found the holes in the infield so in actuality they didn't come close to turning a double play, but Leake did his part to some degree by making them hit it on the ground. He can't really place where they hit it, and every one found a hole in the infield. I didn't think i'd need to explain what I meant by that.

Krawhitham
08-10-2010, 12:08 PM
We have to have one of the worst announcing duos in the league. Hrabosky is just downright awful and McLaughlin is tolerable at times, but nowhere near good enough to make up for how bad Al is.

Anyway, with regards to the original point, I agree. Leake just didn't have it and this was the biggest pitching disadvantage of the series for the Reds. It's a whole new ballgame tomorrow.

I noticed something about fans in general

They all hate their manger, closer, & announcers

texasdave
08-10-2010, 12:13 PM
I noticed something about fans in general

They all hate their manager, closer, & announcers

Throw in ticket prices, warm beer and stale popcorn.

texasdave
08-10-2010, 12:26 PM
I thought a key play was when Jim "French's" Edmonds failed to throw Pujols out at the plate. When I saw Pujols was going I felt pretty sure he was going to be out.

LetsGoReds11
08-10-2010, 12:45 PM
I also agree with the statement of the key play of edmonds not throwing pujols out at the plate. When the game started and I saw edmonds starting in center, I was hoping his arm wouldn't come into factor in the game. Edmonds has always had a weak arm in the outfield for along time.

CySeymour
08-10-2010, 12:48 PM
Exactly, it's one game. You move on and play again the next day.

Trace's Daddy
08-10-2010, 02:05 PM
They had one big inning against Leake just like the Pirates did. Other than that, they were scoreless. So yeah, it wasn't that bad.

DocRed
08-10-2010, 02:19 PM
We have to have one of the worst announcing duos in the league. Hrabosky is just downright awful and McLaughlin is tolerable at times, but nowhere near good enough to make up for how bad Al is.

Anyway, with regards to the original point, I agree. Leake just didn't have it and this was the biggest pitching disadvantage of the series for the Reds. It's a whole new ballgame tomorrow.

That ESPN trio was just as brutal....I felt like 3 zombies were doing the telecast. I'm not sure Nomar said more than 100 words the whole night, or at least I didn't notice anything he said.

redssince75
08-11-2010, 11:35 AM
Bringing the thread back up because last night WAS that bad. Just the opposite.