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reds44
09-30-2010, 04:15 PM
Phillips 2B
Cairo 3B
Votto 1B
Gomes LF
Bruce RF
Stubbs CF
Hanigan C
Janish SS
Arroyo P

cumberlandreds
09-30-2010, 04:41 PM
Most of the regulars back in there. Not surprising Rolen and Cabrera get some extra rest since they are the old vets.

cincy09
09-30-2010, 05:16 PM
Makes sense. Now take the series.

Kc61
09-30-2010, 05:28 PM
I want the Reds to win 90 games.

It's an artificial number, I know, and the division title means much more.

Still, I think the 90-game hurdle brings credibility to a team and shows that it didn't just win a "bad" division.

Two more wins, Dusty. Then on to Philly.

OesterPoster
09-30-2010, 05:33 PM
Just to make myself feel better about losing games late, not hitting the 90 win total, etc...I checked back on some World Series champs of the past. I didn't remember this until looking it up, but the 2000 Yankees finished the season with only 87 wins. They lost the last 7 games of the regular season by a combined score of 68 to 15.

HeatherC1212
09-30-2010, 05:41 PM
The Yanks and Rays also clinched post season spots on the same day as the Reds and they both lost their games yesterday too (the Rays even lost by the same score). Not sure if that means anything in the long haul but I think the team will be fine tonight and I look forward to seeing a good game. I'm heading downtown in about an hour and I can't wait to see the new banners and to shop for more NL Central Champions gear! :D

Redsfan320
09-30-2010, 05:42 PM
No problem at all with OC and Scotty resting again tonight. However, this would be a really good one to win, and I also don't like BP back at the top. I'll be there tomorrow night, and I wonder what kind of lineup will be out there then.

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PuffyPig
09-30-2010, 07:22 PM
The Cards won 83 games in 2006, limped into the playoffs after a terrible September, and won the world series.

It's a constent reminder that a team that makes the playoffs can win the world sereis.

Sure the Phillies are a great team, but they won about 5% more games than us.

Over a 5 game series, this year they have averaged 2.985 wins, we have averaged 2.785wins.

The difference between even the best major leagues teams and the worse isn't that great in a short series. Between teams who won almost the same number of games is even less.

We may be the underdog, but we have a realistic chance of beating anyone.

RedsManRick
09-30-2010, 07:41 PM
Great point Puffy. FWIW, Vegas has us at 12:1 for the series last I checked. And that's before all 8 teams are confirmed. By most accounts, the Reds are viewed as the worst team in the playoffs. And our odds aren't all that far off from average.

dougdirt
09-30-2010, 08:12 PM
Jeff Brantley just said that Bronson Arroyo has turned himself into one of the 5 or 6 best pitchers in the game. Not the NL. The game. That is a direct quote. Arroyo isn't one of the 5 or 6 best pitchers in the NL Central Cowboy. You are delusional.

The Operator
09-30-2010, 08:25 PM
Great baserunning, BP.

The Operator
09-30-2010, 08:27 PM
Joey did not look good on that K.

The Operator
09-30-2010, 08:28 PM
That stings. Runner at 3rd with one out, stranded.

Scoreless heading to 2.

The Operator
09-30-2010, 08:39 PM
Holy crap does Stubbs ever have power.

Towering homer with Bruce onbase to make it 2-0.

The Operator
09-30-2010, 08:40 PM
Ryan Hanigan singles after the homer, disproving the Rally Killer theory. :p:

CTA513
09-30-2010, 08:41 PM
22 HRs and 75 RBIs for Stubbs.

The Operator
09-30-2010, 08:42 PM
Janish looked weak K-ing on 3 pitches.

1 on, 1 out. Arroyo up.

Arroyo bunts into a FC. Arroyo on 1B, 2 outs. BP up.

The Operator
09-30-2010, 08:43 PM
22 HRs and 75 RBIs for Stubbs.With his defense, WOW.

WVRedsFan
09-30-2010, 08:45 PM
22 HRs and 75 RBIs for Stubbs.Centerfielder of the future and now.

VR
09-30-2010, 08:47 PM
Centerfielder of the future and now.

There's a very good case to hit him 5th (or 2nd) during the playoffs.

The Operator
09-30-2010, 08:50 PM
I'm starting to see a 35-homer season or two in Stubbs' future, if he continues to progress at this rate.

BCubb2003
09-30-2010, 08:51 PM
Jason Bourgeois to be followed by Jeff Proletariat.

The Operator
09-30-2010, 08:51 PM
Lol, Bronson just gave up a BOMB to Jeff Keppinger of all people. Baseball is a weird game.

2-1.

The Operator
09-30-2010, 08:53 PM
Jason Bourgeois to be followed by Jeff Proletariat.Well played, sir. Very nice!

Degenerate39
09-30-2010, 08:54 PM
Hopefully Stubbs gets a power surge and ends the season as a 25/25 player

Tornon
09-30-2010, 09:04 PM
Uh oh.. Myers might have issues getting through 6

VR
09-30-2010, 09:05 PM
wake up Joey, the playoffs are coming :)

VR
09-30-2010, 09:06 PM
Opponents must be licking their chops at the prospects of having Gomes bat 4th or 5th vs. righties. Just god awful plate approach.

Chip R
09-30-2010, 09:14 PM
Ryan Hanigan singles after the homer, disproving the Rally Killer theory. :p:

I thought Jay Bruce did that on Tuesday?

Tornon
09-30-2010, 09:28 PM
Uh oh.. Myers might have issues getting through 6

Guess I jinxed it

VR
09-30-2010, 09:39 PM
Reds play add on. Stubby is gettin it done tonight.

edabbs44
09-30-2010, 09:39 PM
Uh oh.. Myers might have issues getting through 6

This thread is going to have issues getting through 6 as well.

Chip R
09-30-2010, 09:42 PM
Joe Morgan in the house!

OesterPoster
09-30-2010, 09:44 PM
I see we're going for quality and not quantity on the game thread tonight, eh? :)

Reds Fanatic
09-30-2010, 09:44 PM
A very quick 1-2-3 inning in the 6th.

Reds Fanatic
09-30-2010, 09:48 PM
Phillips with a long homer to left center. 7-1 Reds!

Gallen5862
09-30-2010, 09:49 PM
Thanks for the updates. MLB Network was supose to show the Reds game but instead got Cubs game. How has the team looked?

OesterPoster
09-30-2010, 09:50 PM
Okay, that's two foul balls the idiots in the front row should have caught and saved outs for the Reds. Hope we've got better educated fans sitting there for the playoffs.

Reds batting = grab the ball
Reds fielding = let it go

OesterPoster
09-30-2010, 09:51 PM
Thanks for the updates. MLB Network was supose to show the Reds game but instead got Cubs game. How has the team looked?

Bronson has his A game.
Stubbs has his A game.
Phillips has his A game.
Votto looks a bit lost.

Reds Fanatic
09-30-2010, 09:52 PM
Gomes crushes a ball to left center. 8-1 Reds!

OesterPoster
09-30-2010, 09:52 PM
Gomes!!!!

VR
09-30-2010, 09:53 PM
Good for Jonny.

OesterPoster
09-30-2010, 09:54 PM
Again, if Gomes wants to go ahead and repeat his month of May right now...that's OK by me. :)

Big Klu
09-30-2010, 09:54 PM
Updated Reds HR list (players in italics are active):

Reds All-Time Home Run Leaders
1. Johnny Bench - 389
2. Frank Robinson - 324
3. Tony Perez - 287
4. Adam Dunn - 270
5. Ted Kluszewski - 251
6. George Foster - 244
7. Ken Griffey, Jr. - 210
8. Eric Davis - 203
9. Barry Larkin - 198
10. Vada Pinson - 186
11. Wally Post - 172
12. Gus Bell - 160
13. Joe Morgan - 152
13. Pete Rose - 152
15. Lee May - 147
16. Dan Driessen - 133
17. Reggie Sanders - 125
18. Ernie Lombardi - 120
19. Sean Casey - 118
20. Frank McCormick - 110
21. Dave Parker - 107
22. Brandon Phillips - 106
23. Chris Sabo - 104
24. Dave Concepcion - 101
25. Gordy Coleman - 98

Tornon
09-30-2010, 09:55 PM
Brett Myers fails to get through 6 for the first time in 33 starts this year

Reds Fanatic
09-30-2010, 09:56 PM
Bruce singles . 11 hits for the Reds tonight.

VR
09-30-2010, 09:57 PM
Bruce singles . 11 hits for the Reds tonight.

Bruce hit it a 3 bouncer to the 2nd baseman.....who was playing in the hole. Bruce gets back one of the many hits he was hosed out of earlier this year. I believe he's now 'owed' only 38 more. :)

Reds Fanatic
09-30-2010, 09:58 PM
Stubbs walks. 1st and 2nd.

klw
09-30-2010, 09:59 PM
I hope they pull Arroyo after this long inning.

Reds Fanatic
09-30-2010, 10:02 PM
I hope they pull Arroyo after this long inning.

They will probably do one more inning since he has thrown 79 pitches and will bat 2nd in the 7th.

Chip R
09-30-2010, 10:02 PM
Brett Myers fails to get through 6 for the first time in 33 starts this year

I hope his wife ducks for cover.

Gallen5862
09-30-2010, 10:03 PM
Sounds like the Reds are making up for last night.

UKFlounder
09-30-2010, 10:04 PM
Now that's not very nice. (Funny, sure, but not very nice. ;) )


I hope his wife ducks for cover.

Reds Fanatic
09-30-2010, 10:07 PM
Another 1-2-3 inning as Arroyo gets his 4th K. 13 in a row retired 8-1 Reds mid 7th.

VR
09-30-2010, 10:08 PM
13 in a row for Bronson.

17-10 for the year, just a stud. Very unconventional, but man it's nice to have this guy on the team.

Reds Fanatic
09-30-2010, 10:08 PM
91 pitches (62 strikes, 29 balls) for Arroyo tonight.

_Sir_Charles_
09-30-2010, 10:09 PM
Boy, when Bronson is on his game...he is one of the most fun pitchers to watch...EVER. The wild combination of stuff he throws up there, the variation in arm angles. Just an absolute joy to watch when he's on.

klw
09-30-2010, 10:10 PM
I still think it was silly to send him out for the 7th. He has his work in. There are a bunch of guys who can throw innings that you don't need in the post season. Put Harang in for crying out loud.

Reds Fanatic
09-30-2010, 10:11 PM
Janish singles and Bloomquist is hitting for Arroyo.

VR
09-30-2010, 10:11 PM
Janish rrrrips one to center to start the inning

Reds Fanatic
09-30-2010, 10:12 PM
Great start by Arroyo: 7IP, 4H, 1ER, 0BB, 4K.

Reds Fanatic
09-30-2010, 10:13 PM
Bloomquist singles. 1st and 2nd. 13 hits for the Reds tonight.

Reds Fanatic
09-30-2010, 10:15 PM
Phillip singles in a run. 9-1 Reds! 3 RBI for Phillips tonight.

Reds Fanatic
09-30-2010, 10:18 PM
Alonso hitting for Votto.

VR
09-30-2010, 10:18 PM
Surprised Votto not given the ab w/ two guys on.

OesterPoster
09-30-2010, 10:19 PM
I still think it was silly to send him out for the 7th. He has his work in. There are a bunch of guys who can throw innings that you don't need in the post season. Put Harang in for crying out loud.

It's his last start, and he won't pitch again until next Wednesday (probably). I'm assuming they wanted to hit a certain pitch count with so many days of rest upcoming.

WVRedsFan
09-30-2010, 10:20 PM
Bronson's ERA down to 3.88. He has to go in Game 1.

WVRedsFan
09-30-2010, 10:21 PM
Alonso swings at everything. Mystifies me.

UKFlounder
09-30-2010, 10:22 PM
Young guy trying to make an impression in limited time.


Alonso swings at everything. Mystifies me.

Tornon
09-30-2010, 10:22 PM
Alonso got that one pretty good

Reds Fanatic
09-30-2010, 10:22 PM
Alonso just missed flying out the wall in center. 2 outs and Heisey is hitting for Gomes.

Reds Fanatic
09-30-2010, 10:23 PM
Heisey flies out to center. 9-1 Reds after 7.

WVRedsFan
09-30-2010, 10:23 PM
Young guy trying to make an impression in limited time.No doubt. Going for a HR on every swing and he almost got one there. Wish it had gone out. He's having a rough time lately,

Reds Fanatic
09-30-2010, 10:24 PM
Cubs and Padres are still scoreless in the bottom of the 8th.

Reds Fanatic
09-30-2010, 10:26 PM
Bray in to pitch, Bloomquist in at 2nd, Alonso at 1st, Heisey in left.

TheNext44
09-30-2010, 10:27 PM
Forgot Bray was on the team.

WVRedsFan
09-30-2010, 10:28 PM
Anybody but me think Bray does his best work when there is no one on base? He's a different pitcher.

Reds Fanatic
09-30-2010, 10:30 PM
An easy 1-2-3 inning for Bray. 16 batters in a row retired by Reds pitchers. 9-1 Reds mid 8th.

WVRedsFan
09-30-2010, 10:33 PM
Watching Jay Bruce tonight, it appears he has broken out. Same with Drew Stubbs. The future is bright.

Reds Fanatic
09-30-2010, 10:39 PM
9-1 Reds after 8.

Red in Chicago
09-30-2010, 10:40 PM
coco in for the 'save';)

Tornon
09-30-2010, 10:40 PM
The Reds really showing the Astros the

A(rroyo)
B(ray)
C(ordero)
s of pitching tonight

Reds Fanatic
09-30-2010, 10:40 PM
Cordero in for the 9th and Miller in to catch.

Reds Fanatic
09-30-2010, 10:41 PM
Bourgeois flies out to right.

OesterPoster
09-30-2010, 10:41 PM
Cubs are up 1-0 in the bottom of 9. Padres have 3-4-5 to face Marmol.

mbgrayson
09-30-2010, 10:42 PM
6 pitch 9th inning for Coco. BABIP normalizes a little....

UKFlounder
09-30-2010, 10:42 PM
And this one belongs...

Reds Fanatic
09-30-2010, 10:42 PM
Hernandez flew out to center and Pence grounds out. Reds win 9-1! 19 in a row retired by Reds pitchers to end the game. :beerme:

OesterPoster
09-30-2010, 10:43 PM
6 pitch 9th inning for Coco. BABIP normalizes a little....

I was hoping he'd save a few outings like this for next week. :)

Reds Fanatic
09-30-2010, 10:43 PM
Cubs are up 1-0 in the bottom of 9. Padres have 3-4-5 to face Marmol.
Padres lose that game and their playoff hopes are hanging by a thread.

Gallen5862
09-30-2010, 10:45 PM
"And This One Belongs To The NL Central Champion Reds."

Red in Chicago
09-30-2010, 10:46 PM
pads just lost...that's a shame for their fans...

OesterPoster
09-30-2010, 10:46 PM
And Marmol K's Gonzalez and Ludwick to end it.

Reds Fanatic
09-30-2010, 10:47 PM
Pads lost 3 of 4 to the Cubs. They are almost out of it now.

OesterPoster
09-30-2010, 10:47 PM
They basically need to sweep the Giants and then win a 1 game playoff, right?

Or can they still beat out the Braves for the wild card?

OesterPoster
09-30-2010, 10:48 PM
Nevermind...looks like SD is 2 back of Atlanta for the WC and 3 back of SF for the division.

WVRedsFan
09-30-2010, 10:53 PM
IOW's, we play the Fightin' Phillies. What luck.

reds44
09-30-2010, 10:55 PM
Votto is coming up on MLB Network.

Redsfan320
09-30-2010, 11:03 PM
What dooo you know- Reds win!

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redsmetz
09-30-2010, 11:35 PM
Just back from the game. Very fun, three homers, a line-out to Joey for a one step double play. Good baserunning. Coco waltzing through and inning. Fun crowd, albeit small. We got our tickets for Saturday too and my wife and I may come back on Sunday to celebrate our 29th anniversary. And we're playing the Brewers having clinched already so 1999 isn't rearing it's ugly head.

Tony Cloninger
10-01-2010, 12:18 AM
Just to make myself feel better about losing games late, not hitting the 90 win total, etc...I checked back on some World Series champs of the past. I didn't remember this until looking it up, but the 2000 Yankees finished the season with only 87 wins. They lost the last 7 games of the regular season by a combined score of 68 to 15.

That was the year they should have lost to Oakland but the A's manager starts Gil Heredia in the game 5...at Oakland....and he gets pounded for 6 runs in the 1st. A's should have beaten them in 2001 even more than 2000.

Redsfan320
10-01-2010, 09:19 AM
I understand it's just dithering over technical titles... but I'm fully ready to call BA our "ace".

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