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WildcatFan
08-18-2010, 06:26 PM
Well St. Louis just rolled over for the middle of the Central, losing 4 of 5 to the Cubs and Brewers. How in the world did they sweep Cincinnati? Seriously though, it's nice to have 2.5 games (maybe three by the time we wake up) on the Cards heading into a particularly rough patch in the rest of the west coast trip. Maybe the sweep was the jolt this team needed.

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/recap?gid=300818124

Jack Burton
08-18-2010, 06:56 PM
It's hilarious. I think we've seen the Cards true colors.... yellow.

HARP3R
08-18-2010, 07:10 PM
It's been a rough few days watching my Birds lay down for two pretty poor ball clubs. I can't say I'm surprised though. The Cards got off to an 18-8 start this season, and are currently just two games over .500. Which of course means that for all but the first month of the season, the Cardinals are a .500 team. I think it's safe to say the first month or so of the season was not who the Cardinals really are.

Injuries and the lacking of a killer instinct, mixed in with inconsistency is why this team won't be making any more real noise this season.

Truth be told, minus the whole "incident", I couldn't be happier that the team dominating the Central this year is the Reds (if it can't be the Cards of course).

lidspinner
08-18-2010, 07:31 PM
Harper....I think your selling your team a little short....True we hate us some Cardinals, but that all revolves around TLR and Carp....99% of all Reds fans respect the hell out of Albert....and giving the injuries you guys have had this year, I would say you are in great shape right where you are.....kind of like the snake that just sits in the grass not moving a inch, but soon as the prey comes along, they snap out and gulp it down....kind of like what you guys did to us Reds.....

This Central is open for the taking...I dont care if we have a 5 game lead come labor day...that series is going to tell the tale of who wins the central.....this is how baseball is supposed to be played....no way in the world would I want to have a 15 game lead right now...sure it would be nice....but I love the feeling I get about noon everyday knowing that I am either going to be sitting at GABP or sitting on my recliner watching playoff atmosphere baseball....its truly a energy rush that us Reds fans have not experienced in awhile....

I could not even tell you when the Bengals play again...then again I am a Browns fan..lol..but I could not tell you when the Browns play again, they are almost irrelevant to me right now...

Reds and Cards will duke it out till the last 10 games of the season, that is a promise...I dont see anyone of us running away with it regardless of how good or bad we might look for a series or 2.

zacharync
08-18-2010, 07:36 PM
Truth be told, minus the whole "incident", I couldn't be happier that the team dominating the Central this year is the Reds (if it can't be the Cards of course).

Thanks for the kind words. I respect your team as well minus your manager. Good luck.

mlh1981
08-18-2010, 07:38 PM
I could not even tell you when the Bengals play again...then again I am a Browns fan..lol..but I could not tell you when the Browns play again, they are almost irrelevant to me right now...
.

I feel the same way (though I like the Bengals)

I can't get into the preseason, and I've barely read any of the team news. Right now, I've got Reds fever. Baseball always comes first for me. In years past, I'd still watch the Reds late in the season, but was really fired up for football. Now? It can wait.

mlh1981
08-18-2010, 07:40 PM
As for the thread topic, we haven't seen the last of the Cards. They have too many veterans who have been there/done that.

They seem to have a tough time against bad teams, but those guys on the other side, like the Cubs and Brewers, are fighting like hell for jobs next year, and whatever incentives are in their contracts.

RedsRoll19
08-18-2010, 07:44 PM
We must take advantage of them struggling. This is where they were expecting to get games on us. Gotta keep it up on this West Coast swing boys.

GO REDS!!!!!!!

DocRed
08-18-2010, 07:48 PM
The Cards are a top heavy team...the bottom half of their lineup and starting rotation aren't that good. While the top part of their lineup and starting rotation are very good. Add them together and this is what you get...

Krawhitham
08-18-2010, 07:57 PM
99% of all Reds fans respect the hell out of Albert....


I'll take that bet

Carpenter and Albert are the only two I can not stand from the Cards

zacharync
08-18-2010, 08:02 PM
The Cards are a top heavy team...the bottom half of their lineup and starting rotation aren't that good. While the top part of their lineup and starting rotation are very good. Add them together and this is what you get...

This is quite right.

IndyReds1977
08-18-2010, 08:05 PM
We must take advantage of them struggling. This is where they were expecting to get games on us. Gotta keep it up on this West Coast swing boys.

GO REDS!!!!!!!

I co-sign this message...:)

HARP3R
08-18-2010, 08:12 PM
Harper....I think your selling your team a little short....True we hate us some Cardinals, but that all revolves around TLR and Carp....99% of all Reds fans respect the hell out of Albert....and giving the injuries you guys have had this year, I would say you are in great shape right where you are.....kind of like the snake that just sits in the grass not moving a inch, but soon as the prey comes along, they snap out and gulp it down....kind of like what you guys did to us Reds.....

This Central is open for the taking...I dont care if we have a 5 game lead come labor day...that series is going to tell the tale of who wins the central.....this is how baseball is supposed to be played....no way in the world would I want to have a 15 game lead right now...sure it would be nice....but I love the feeling I get about noon everyday knowing that I am either going to be sitting at GABP or sitting on my recliner watching playoff atmosphere baseball....its truly a energy rush that us Reds fans have not experienced in awhile....

I could not even tell you when the Bengals play again...then again I am a Browns fan..lol..but I could not tell you when the Browns play again, they are almost irrelevant to me right now...

Reds and Cards will duke it out till the last 10 games of the season, that is a promise...I dont see anyone of us running away with it regardless of how good or bad we might look for a series or 2.

Trust me, I hope you're right. It's just that even with the talent the Cardinals have (wrapped up in about 4 players haha), they've played most of the season without any fire. They appear to be a team going through the motions, and it's been that way most of the 2010 season. They're not a fundamentally sound team, and they don't come up timely hits.

My heart tells me the Birds will take this race to the wire, but my head tells me the Reds will run away with this thing. It's your year! And something tells me this year is the start of a very good stretch for the Reds.

Redlegs_87
08-18-2010, 08:18 PM
Votto scratched with stiff back. Edmonds in at first.

Phillips
Stubbs
Edmonds
Rolen
Gomes
Bruce
Hernandez
Janish
Volquez

Fullboat
08-18-2010, 08:20 PM
It's fascinating how that Cards sweep turned both clubs fortune as of late.
Someone in the Clubhouse gave the right speech and got the Reds rolling after
the sweep and someone in the Cards Clubhouse didn't inspire enough.

New York Red
08-18-2010, 09:05 PM
Give the Reds some credit too. They were hot before the series with the Cards, and they've obviously been hot since. Remove that three-game series and the Reds have won, I believe, 13 of their last 15 games. That is smoking hot - and at the right time. But the Reds will likely have another tough stretch or two, just as the Cards are experiencing now, so this thing is far from over.

Realistically, the Reds should have pulled away long before now, since the Cards have barely played .500 ball since their 18-8 start. But the Reds hadn't been much better until the past three weeks. The Reds have gotten hot at the perfect time. They just need to continue it, and turn this 2-game lead into a 7 or 8 game lead by the time we see STL again.

jules2
08-18-2010, 09:38 PM
Trust me, I hope you're right. It's just that even with the talent the Cardinals have (wrapped up in about 4 players haha), they've played most of the season without any fire. They appear to be a team going through the motions, and it's been that way most of the 2010 season. They're not a fundamentally sound team, and they don't come up timely hits.

My heart tells me the Birds will take this race to the wire, but my head tells me the Reds will run away with this thing. It's your year! And something tells me this year is the start of a very good stretch for the Reds.

Besides the past Red series, yeah, we're lacking any "spark" or what have you. 3rd base is becoming (well has been) a big issue, leaving men on base, there's a lot we can fix. Maybe this is a preemptive "end of season" slide and it turns around. I can't say too much about today's game since I wasn't watching it (gametrax) but didn't look good at all.

HARP3R
08-19-2010, 01:58 PM
Last night is EXACTLY why I think the Reds will win the Central. They showed a lot of fight coming back from 4 down in the 8th. The Reds just find ways to win, where the Cardinals find ways to lose.

GIDP
08-19-2010, 02:26 PM
Getting Pedro Feliz isnt going to help things.

lidspinner
08-19-2010, 02:39 PM
I'll take that bet

Carpenter and Albert are the only two I can not stand from the Cards


maybe your right....I just look at a fella like Albert, a devout Christian, a father of a down syndrome kid whom Albert spends about 30% of his earnings on research...guy has never failed a PED test.....he just seems like a good dude and outside of Barry Bonds, he is putting up career numbers that we will probably not see out of many people....He is that guy that if he were a Red, we would worship the ground he walks on.

How anyone can put Albert and Carpenter in the same category is beyond me...are you sure we are talking about the same 2 people? LOL

I respect your opinion though...

webbbj
08-19-2010, 02:40 PM
you cant blame the cardinals for losing this is the biggest game of the year for their opponents. the reds opponents dont try as hard b/c were just the reds and nobody cares if they beat us or not.

sincerely,

colin cowherd

Griffey012
08-19-2010, 02:44 PM
Trust me, I hope you're right. It's just that even with the talent the Cardinals have (wrapped up in about 4 players haha), they've played most of the season without any fire. They appear to be a team going through the motions, and it's been that way most of the 2010 season. They're not a fundamentally sound team, and they don't come up timely hits.

My heart tells me the Birds will take this race to the wire, but my head tells me the Reds will run away with this thing. It's your year! And something tells me this year is the start of a very good stretch for the Reds.

To me it seems like the Cards are lacking an all-around respected leader in the clubhouse. A glue-guy that brings and keeps everyone together. Pujols seems like he is in a similar mold to Votto in that they keep kinda quiet and lead by example. OCab, Cairo, and Rolen (probably King Arthur also) are the vocal veteran leaders for the Reds, and on the Cards I don't see anyone like that. They seem more like an overall quiet, reserved group who gets out and plays individually as compared to a group who gets out and plays entirely as one team.

Something bad strikes me with the overall grumpiness of Carpenter, Pujols, and TLR this season. Pujols is the one who has really surprised me with somewhat of a snarky attitude at times, because before he played like nothing else but the model player/teammate.

redssince75
08-19-2010, 02:48 PM
Harper....I think your selling your team a little short....True we hate us some Cardinals, but that all revolves around TLR and Carp....99% of all Reds fans respect the hell out of Albert....and giving the injuries you guys have had this year, I would say you are in great shape right where you are.....kind of like the snake that just sits in the grass not moving a inch, but soon as the prey comes along, they snap out and gulp it down....kind of like what you guys did to us Reds.....

This Central is open for the taking...I dont care if we have a 5 game lead come labor day...that series is going to tell the tale of who wins the central.....this is how baseball is supposed to be played....no way in the world would I want to have a 15 game lead right now...sure it would be nice....but I love the feeling I get about noon everyday knowing that I am either going to be sitting at GABP or sitting on my recliner watching playoff atmosphere baseball....its truly a energy rush that us Reds fans have not experienced in awhile....

I could not even tell you when the Bengals play again...then again I am a Browns fan..lol..but I could not tell you when the Browns play again, they are almost irrelevant to me right now...

Reds and Cards will duke it out till the last 10 games of the season, that is a promise...I dont see anyone of us running away with it regardless of how good or bad we might look for a series or 2.

Did I miss the memo where the ellipsis replaced the period?

;)

texasdave
08-19-2010, 03:26 PM
Did I miss the memo where the ellipsis replaced the period?

;)

I haven't read or seen or heard anyone use the word "ellipsis" since freshman english. You deserve a prize of some sort for even remembering it, much less using it properly in a sentence......:D

New York Red
08-19-2010, 04:22 PM
I haven't read or seen or heard anyone use the word "ellipsis" since freshman english. You deserve a prize of some sort for even remembering it, much less using it properly in a sentence......:D
We were playing a family game of 'Cranium' a few nights ago, and the word "ellipsis" came up. I couldn't remember what it was.

Ugh. :rolleyes:

redssince75
08-19-2010, 04:33 PM
I haven't read or seen or heard anyone use the word "ellipsis" since freshman english. You deserve a prize of some sort for even remembering it, much less using it properly in a sentence......:D

It drives me nuts....to read internet posts.....like this.....it's like hearing a guy......take long pauses......between every phrase.......he says.

In other words, wtf?

texasdave
08-19-2010, 05:43 PM
It drives me nuts....to read internet posts.....like this.....it's like hearing a guy......take long pauses......between every phrase.......he says.

In other words, wtf?

Did you really mean to type w............t..............f...........? :)

Vottomatic
08-19-2010, 06:13 PM
To me it seems like the Cards are lacking an all-around respected leader in the clubhouse. A glue-guy that brings and keeps everyone together. Pujols seems like he is in a similar mold to Votto in that they keep kinda quiet and lead by example. OCab, Cairo, and Rolen (probably King Arthur also) are the vocal veteran leaders for the Reds, and on the Cards I don't see anyone like that. They seem more like an overall quiet, reserved group who gets out and plays individually as compared to a group who gets out and plays entirely as one team.

Something bad strikes me with the overall grumpiness of Carpenter, Pujols, and TLR this season. Pujols is the one who has really surprised me with somewhat of a snarky attitude at times, because before he played like nothing else but the model player/teammate.

Gonna be funny when the Reds sign Pujols and Cliff Lee. ;)