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OesterPoster
10-10-2010, 11:26 PM
Idiots weren't waving their towels enough.

reds44
10-10-2010, 11:27 PM
Hit three hard that inning.

_Sir_Charles_
10-10-2010, 11:27 PM
damn. Bruce with a solid liner...just right at the rf'er.

VR
10-10-2010, 11:27 PM
4 bullets tonight right at people.

OesterPoster
10-10-2010, 11:28 PM
8-9-1 in the eighth
2-3-4 in the ninth

Oh please let it be a 1 run game with Lidge on the mound and Votto at the plate in the 9th.

The Operator
10-10-2010, 11:28 PM
I bet it's nice to have Cole Hamels as a #3 starter.

forfreelin04
10-10-2010, 11:28 PM
6 outs in 2010 folks. Feels like a New Years Eve of dread.

There was only two ways it could end, but I was hoping for better style points on the way out.

_Sir_Charles_
10-10-2010, 11:29 PM
Bray in for Homer.

Hanny behind the dish.

forfreelin04
10-10-2010, 11:30 PM
I bet it's nice to have Cole Hamels as a #3 starter.

Heck, its nice to have as a Number 1. :)

The Operator
10-10-2010, 11:30 PM
Bill Bray looks like Michael Scott when he tried to imitate Ryan's facial hair.

reds44
10-10-2010, 11:31 PM
I'm trying to relate this feeling I have to something and I just can't.

alloverjr
10-10-2010, 11:31 PM
6 outs in 2010 folks. Feels like a New Years Eve of dread.

There was only two ways it could end, but I was hoping for better style points on the way out.

Yeah. Too bad, but not totally unexpected especially the way September went.

Get a leadoff hitter and 4 hole hitter and I'll take my chances with any of the arms they have coming back with another year under their belt.

BTW, hopefully next inning will be the last we see of Cabrera in a Reds uni.

Cedric
10-10-2010, 11:31 PM
Yeah. Too bad, but not totally unexpected especially the way September went.

Get a leadoff hitter and 4 hole hitter and I'll take my chances with any of the arms they have coming back with another year under their belt.

BTW, hopefully next inning will be the last we see of Cabrera in a Reds uni.

And Gomes.

I think this team will be fine. Just can't wait for the end of the OC/Gomes era.

forfreelin04
10-10-2010, 11:32 PM
Yeah. Too bad, but not totally unexpected especially the way September went.

Get a leadoff hitter and 4 hole hitter and I'll take my chances with any of the arms they have coming back with another year under their belt.

BTW, hopefully next inning will be the last we see of Cabrera in a Reds uni.

I wasn't going to be surprised if they got swept; it's how its happening that is the most maddening thing.

NC Reds
10-10-2010, 11:32 PM
Bizarro Bill Bray from the evil parallel universe strikes out Howard.

Oxilon
10-10-2010, 11:32 PM
The closer situation needs to be addressed as well. Just because he's making the most loot doesn't mean he should be the de-facto closer.

_Sir_Charles_
10-10-2010, 11:32 PM
Billy's lookin' good.

reds44
10-10-2010, 11:32 PM
I wasn't going to be surprised if they got swept; it's how its happening that is the most maddening thing.
There's no enjoybale way to get swept.

Ron Madden
10-10-2010, 11:32 PM
Nice pitch!!!

_Sir_Charles_
10-10-2010, 11:32 PM
Masset coming in.

OesterPoster
10-10-2010, 11:33 PM
Still amazed that Bray is the most useful piece of The Trade.

reds44
10-10-2010, 11:33 PM
It's such a same. We had the lefties to neutralize their lefties. Just a shame. We could have done this.

forfreelin04
10-10-2010, 11:33 PM
There's no enjoybale way to get swept.

With 5 errors, a no hitter, and a shutout on deck there is certainly various degrees of enjoyment.

Oxilon
10-10-2010, 11:33 PM
There's no enjoybale way to get swept.

The Reds were on the wrongside of breaking two ancient records. There's a sweep. Than there's a sweep.

alloverjr
10-10-2010, 11:34 PM
The closer situation needs to be addressed as well. Just because he's making the most loot doesn't mean he should be the de-facto closer.

Unless Walt is somehow able to move him I see now way that Dusty moves him out of the closer role.

_Sir_Charles_
10-10-2010, 11:35 PM
Btw...just how darned impressive has our bullpen been this series. Just absolutely stunning how fantastic they've been. Regardless of how this post may or may not jinx them...they've been great to watch.

VR
10-10-2010, 11:35 PM
Games 1 and 3 are like having lemon juice dropped in your eyes.

Game 2 is like having your eyeballs impaled, plucked out, bbq'd, and then put back in the sockets. Oh, and then lemon juice.

forfreelin04
10-10-2010, 11:35 PM
Still amazed that Bray is the most useful piece of The Trade.

Truthfully, he's the only thing still keeping it a trade. Without him, it would be know as The Wash.

_Sir_Charles_
10-10-2010, 11:36 PM
Games 1 and 3 are like having lemon juice dropped in your eyes.

Game 2 is like having your eyeballs impaled, plucked out, bbq'd, and then put back in the sockets. Oh, and then lemon juice.


LOL. Post of the thread. *laughs*

alloverjr
10-10-2010, 11:36 PM
Games 1 and 3 are like having lemon juice dropped in your eyes.

Game 2 is like having your eyeballs impaled, plucked out, bbq'd, and then put back in the sockets. Oh, and then lemon juice.

Visions of The Crow just went through my brain.

Oxilon
10-10-2010, 11:36 PM
I still wonder how good Ryan Wagner would have become if he wasn't ruined by Bowden.

_Sir_Charles_
10-10-2010, 11:37 PM
Nasty. K.

OesterPoster
10-10-2010, 11:37 PM
I don't remember the Reds having so many hard throwers in the bullpen at one time. There were seasons when we had nobody who threw mid to upper 90s.

mbgrayson
10-10-2010, 11:38 PM
Dusty is trying to get all the pitchers in tonight....last chance.

Cordero will pitch the 9th....

reds44
10-10-2010, 11:38 PM
Dusty is trying to get all the pitchers in tonight....last chance.

Cordero will pitch the 9th....
That's what I'm thinking as well.

VR
10-10-2010, 11:39 PM
I feel the monster yacker coming

NC Reds
10-10-2010, 11:39 PM
It is indisputable that we have the foundation to win the Central for years to come. The young arms (except Volquez) have been terrific in the postseason.

VR
10-10-2010, 11:39 PM
It is indisputable that we have the foundation to win the Central for years to come. The young arms (except Volquez) have been terrific in the postseason.

And the bullpen....oh, the bullpen.

reds44
10-10-2010, 11:39 PM
Dear God give me some freaking runs.

_Sir_Charles_
10-10-2010, 11:39 PM
Line out to Stubbs to end the inning.

OesterPoster
10-10-2010, 11:40 PM
Here comes the last AB for Cabrera in a Cincinnati uniform.

UKFlounder
10-10-2010, 11:40 PM
If we can get some help at LF, SS, and perhaps 3B and 2B, we can contend or perhaps win it, but guys like Rolen and Phillips are starting to be question marks for next year, after the 2nd half of this season and the postseason disappearance.

That's a lot of help needed, but at least we're in the NL central


It is indisputable that we have the foundation to win the Central for years to come. The young arms (except Volquez) have been terrific in the postseason.

Brutus
10-10-2010, 11:40 PM
Please, please do anything you can to let me see a 9th inning Cordero save opportunity. It's the last time I'll ask for it!

edabbs44
10-10-2010, 11:41 PM
Here comes the last AB for Cabrera in a Cincinnati uniform.

Wonder how true that is.

NC Reds
10-10-2010, 11:41 PM
C'mon Orlando. Make up for your blunder in the first inning.

reds44
10-10-2010, 11:41 PM
The funny thing is, it really hasn't been the young players fault.

Bruce lost the ball in the lights, but Phillips, Rolen, and OC are mostly at fault. None of them are young.

reds44
10-10-2010, 11:41 PM
We need a leadoff baserunner in the worst way.

Brutus
10-10-2010, 11:41 PM
Is Hanigan hitting in the 9 spot?

mbgrayson
10-10-2010, 11:42 PM
Is Hanigan hitting in the 9 spot?

Yes.

_Sir_Charles_
10-10-2010, 11:42 PM
Is Hanigan hitting in the 9 spot?

Yes.

Ron Madden
10-10-2010, 11:42 PM
Here comes the last AB for Cabrera in a Cincinnati uniform.

I doubt it. the Reds need his veteran presence and clubhouse leadership.

edabbs44
10-10-2010, 11:42 PM
If we can get some help at LF, SS, and perhaps 3B and 2B, we can contend or perhaps win it, but guys like Rolen and Phillips are starting to be question marks for next year, after the 2nd half of this season and the postseason disappearance.

That's a lot of help needed, but at least we're in the NL central

The #1 thing that this team needs is maturity, which they will gain by default. They are growing and will be getting better.

_Sir_Charles_
10-10-2010, 11:42 PM
Chapman warming.

reds44
10-10-2010, 11:43 PM
lol.

_Sir_Charles_
10-10-2010, 11:43 PM
1 pitch...1 out. Yep, Janish would've been much more preferred from this household.

NC Reds
10-10-2010, 11:43 PM
Way to work that count Orlando.

OldXOhio
10-10-2010, 11:43 PM
What a rookie AB that was

OesterPoster
10-10-2010, 11:44 PM
How many pitches for Hamels now? Is he even close to 100 yet?

Tom Servo
10-10-2010, 11:44 PM
hey a break

reds44
10-10-2010, 11:44 PM
A break!

REDSEER
10-10-2010, 11:44 PM
time to capitalize....let's do it!

NC Reds
10-10-2010, 11:44 PM
Please God let this be the moment that changes this series.

OldXOhio
10-10-2010, 11:44 PM
Doing their reds imitation there

_Sir_Charles_
10-10-2010, 11:44 PM
hehe. Jeez, they look like the Reds out there. Oh, I mean the Cubs. No, I mean the Reds.

VR
10-10-2010, 11:44 PM
make it hurt

mbgrayson
10-10-2010, 11:45 PM
How many pitches for Hamels now? Is he even close to 100 yet?

99 coming now...

Oxilon
10-10-2010, 11:45 PM
Errors haunt...unless you're facing the Reds

reds44
10-10-2010, 11:45 PM
Fail.

_Sir_Charles_
10-10-2010, 11:45 PM
Grounder to short. 2 down.

OldXOhio
10-10-2010, 11:45 PM
Crowd has been great tonight

Oxilon
10-10-2010, 11:46 PM
Uncle needs to put one in the LF stands right about now.

reds44
10-10-2010, 11:46 PM
That was ball 2.

OesterPoster
10-10-2010, 11:46 PM
These guys are all afraid to bunt for a hit. Drives me nuts.

_Sir_Charles_
10-10-2010, 11:47 PM
Yep, clearly outside. But when you're dominating like Hamels is right now...you're gonna get those calls.

And with that, Stubbs k's to end the inning. 1 more chance boys. Walk off 3 run dinger anybody? :O)

NC Reds
10-10-2010, 11:48 PM
Depressing.

OldXOhio
10-10-2010, 11:48 PM
We will learn from this series

mbgrayson
10-10-2010, 11:48 PM
Stubbs needs to play some winter ball and work on his contact issues...

forfreelin04
10-10-2010, 11:48 PM
These guys are all afraid to bunt for a hit. Drives me nuts.

Wouldn't surprise if Phillips does it on the first pitch next inning.

CTA513
10-10-2010, 11:49 PM
I wonder if Hamels will get to complete his domination of the Reds or if Lidge will be given a chance to choke.

Oxilon
10-10-2010, 11:49 PM
This series has made me feel like I'm in AA.

Game 1: Helplessness
Game 2: Frustration
Game 3: Acceptance.

_Sir_Charles_
10-10-2010, 11:49 PM
Phillips, Votto & Rolen up to start the ninth.

Brutus
10-10-2010, 11:49 PM
I'll be interested to see whether the Phillies let Hamels start the 9th. Phillips is the only guy that's had some good cuts against him all day. It will be interesting to see if they start with Lidge or let Hamels go.

_Sir_Charles_
10-10-2010, 11:49 PM
Chapman in.

reds44
10-10-2010, 11:49 PM
This series has made me feel like I'm in AA.

Game 1: Helplessness
Game 2: Frustration
Game 3: Acceptance.
Same.

reds44
10-10-2010, 11:49 PM
We got no hit in game 1.

I'll never get over that.

mbgrayson
10-10-2010, 11:50 PM
I guess Dusty is saving Coco for tomorrow...

BuckeyeRedleg
10-10-2010, 11:50 PM
Is it fair to say this club choked or do we have to keep tipping the hat to the Phils?

edabbs44
10-10-2010, 11:51 PM
At least, from a non-pitching standpoint, we can say that this was a team effort. No one really showed up much.

_Sir_Charles_
10-10-2010, 11:51 PM
3-0.

NC Reds
10-10-2010, 11:52 PM
The only game I feel like was choked was Game 2. It took a uniquely pathetic defensive game to give that one away.

_Sir_Charles_
10-10-2010, 11:52 PM
Liner to Bruce. 1 down.

reds44
10-10-2010, 11:53 PM
That slider is so dirty.

_Sir_Charles_
10-10-2010, 11:53 PM
That was not even fair.

_Sir_Charles_
10-10-2010, 11:54 PM
Double to the corner. Bruce drops it, but still only a double.

reds44
10-10-2010, 11:54 PM
Hamels hits for himself.

CTA513
10-10-2010, 11:55 PM
If he hits Hamel then we probably see Lidge in the 9th.

mbgrayson
10-10-2010, 11:55 PM
We're the only team with Cuban power tonight....so far.

reds44
10-10-2010, 11:56 PM
Jesus.

BCubb2003
10-10-2010, 11:56 PM
As hard as he throws, they seem to put the bat on it a lot.

BuckeyeRedleg
10-10-2010, 11:56 PM
Jesus.

...is not a Reds fan?

_Sir_Charles_
10-10-2010, 11:56 PM
With the velocity Chapman throws it at, you could bunt for a homerun....to dead center. The ball JUMPS off the bat when he's throwing. That's IF you can touch it.

WVRedsFan
10-10-2010, 11:57 PM
Surprised Chapman is getting hit so hard

mbgrayson
10-10-2010, 11:57 PM
The Ruiz double was on a 104 mph fastball....

reds44
10-10-2010, 11:57 PM
I'm nervous again. This is a huge run at 2nd.

_Sir_Charles_
10-10-2010, 11:59 PM
LOL. That slider is just vicious. Wow.

reds44
10-10-2010, 11:59 PM
Come on boys.

NC Reds
10-10-2010, 11:59 PM
It's now or never.

OesterPoster
10-10-2010, 11:59 PM
Here we go. Rally onion, ya got any left in ya?

_Sir_Charles_
10-10-2010, 11:59 PM
Fly out to Stubbs.

Okay boys. This is it. Time to show up...or pack it in.

Oxilon
10-10-2010, 11:59 PM
Well, it's no exaggeration when I say, 'This is the season, folks.'

HotCorner
10-10-2010, 11:59 PM
Can we pinch hit for Rolen? ;)

OldXOhio
10-10-2010, 11:59 PM
MVP is due

mbgrayson
10-11-2010, 12:00 AM
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reds44
10-11-2010, 12:00 AM
I know people are going to hate this, but I have to pull out all the stops now.

YouTube - Drake - Over (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lTB1pIg1y0&ob=av2e)

Rally Drake!

Homer Bailey
10-11-2010, 12:00 AM
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WVRedsFan
10-11-2010, 12:00 AM
Can we pinch hit for Rolen? ;)Ha! As if anyone has done anything tonight.:)

Oxilon
10-11-2010, 12:01 AM
http://abovegroundmagazine.com/images/photographs/drake.jpg

VR
10-11-2010, 12:02 AM
I know people are going to hate this, but I have to pull out all the stops now.

YouTube - Drake - Over (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lTB1pIg1y0&ob=av2e)

Rally Drake!

VR is ok with pulling out all the stops.

reds44
10-11-2010, 12:02 AM
Phillips has to get on.

reds44
10-11-2010, 12:02 AM
Make him throw a strike.

OesterPoster
10-11-2010, 12:02 AM
Come on BP. Lean into one.

reds44
10-11-2010, 12:03 AM
2-0.

_Sir_Charles_
10-11-2010, 12:03 AM
2-1 Phillips shows bunt.

Tom Servo
10-11-2010, 12:03 AM
.116 batting average yeesh

CrackerJack
10-11-2010, 12:03 AM
Looks like Philly fans get to see both of their teams win on national TV tonight.

_Sir_Charles_
10-11-2010, 12:04 AM
Reds batters this series....119 batting average.

VR
10-11-2010, 12:04 AM
all these home run swings just has Hamels giggling

reds44
10-11-2010, 12:04 AM
Base hit!

Tom Servo
10-11-2010, 12:04 AM
here we gooooo

WVRedsFan
10-11-2010, 12:04 AM
Is that stat correct? Reds batting .116?

_Sir_Charles_
10-11-2010, 12:04 AM
THERE WE GO! Single to left!

reds44
10-11-2010, 12:04 AM
Come on Joey!

mbgrayson
10-11-2010, 12:05 AM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_SaeQMlZVAOE/SPU0bWT-ivI/AAAAAAAAADg/qyemw0ka6Io/s1600-h/rally-monkey.gif

_Sir_Charles_
10-11-2010, 12:05 AM
First 2 were right on the black. Great pitches.

reds44
10-11-2010, 12:05 AM
YouTube - Drake - Miss Me ft. Lil Wayne (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRLSQDCkcaA)

_Sir_Charles_
10-11-2010, 12:06 AM
Votto hits into a double play. 4-6-3

reds44
10-11-2010, 12:06 AM
He's no Pujols.

WVRedsFan
10-11-2010, 12:06 AM
Game over.

CTA513
10-11-2010, 12:06 AM
1 out left for the Reds season

Oxilon
10-11-2010, 12:06 AM
MVP and all, Votto had a horrible series.

CTA513
10-11-2010, 12:06 AM
He's no Pujols.

Hes a bum

Tom Servo
10-11-2010, 12:07 AM
MVP and all, Votto had a horrible series.
He'll be back.

_Sir_Charles_
10-11-2010, 12:07 AM
Let's go Scottie. Time for some redemption!

Oxilon
10-11-2010, 12:07 AM
Great, now Phillie fans can relish in getting Rolen out for their last out.

Cedric
10-11-2010, 12:07 AM
Reds just aren't very good. Haven't really been since Sep..
Hopefully they make some big moves this off season.

Ron Madden
10-11-2010, 12:08 AM
That was rather anti-climatic.

kaldaniels
10-11-2010, 12:08 AM
Reds just aren't very good. Haven't really been all year.
Hopefully they make some big moves this off season.

That talk needs to be canned.

alloverjr
10-11-2010, 12:08 AM
Fitting.

CTA513
10-11-2010, 12:08 AM
Hamels owns Rolen again to kill the Reds.

KronoRed
10-11-2010, 12:08 AM
Buzz saw.

OesterPoster
10-11-2010, 12:08 AM
Oh well. It was a heck of a year. I haven't watched October games and actually cared in a long time.

Cedric
10-11-2010, 12:08 AM
That talk needs to be canned.

I meant to say September and edited it.. Relax. And I edited it way before you wrote this.

SMcGavin
10-11-2010, 12:08 AM
Great season. Terrible series.

BoydsOfSummer
10-11-2010, 12:08 AM
C'mon Ced....they are a little good.

Playadlc
10-11-2010, 12:09 AM
Oh well. It was a heck of a year. I haven't watched October games and actually cared in a long time.

Well said. Great season, guys.

reds44
10-11-2010, 12:09 AM
:(

CrackerJack
10-11-2010, 12:09 AM
What a yawner, no-hit then a complete game shutout. I don't care who's pitching that is really sad. Oh well get 'em next year, sigh.

_Sir_Charles_
10-11-2010, 12:09 AM
ballgame. *sigh*

Well boys and girls...it was disappointing to say the least, but come on....let's hear it for your Cincinnati Reds. Great year, and a fun, fun ride. I can't wait for next season to start.

:clap: :clap: :clap:

VR
10-11-2010, 12:09 AM
Been a good season. Best in the history of RZ.

Tom Servo
10-11-2010, 12:09 AM
I feel like people don't understand how good the Phillies are. I flat out admit the Reds sucked this series, but seriously, Philly is that good. They are the Yankees of the NL.

westofyou
10-11-2010, 12:09 AM
Great Show!!

Bad Encore.

kaldaniels
10-11-2010, 12:10 AM
ballgame. *sigh*

Well boys and girls...it was disappointing to say the least, but come on....let's hear it for your Cincinnati Reds. Great year, and a fun, fun ride. I can't wait for next season to start.

:clap: :clap: :clap:


Agreed.

Cedric
10-11-2010, 12:10 AM
C'mon Ced....they are a little good.

Again.. I was saying they weren't good since Sep at all. I literally edited it right after I noticed that I wrote quickly without thinking.

Sea Ray
10-11-2010, 12:10 AM
What a horrible series. This team cannot handle the spotlight. Haven't played well in big games all year. Thank God this series is over. I think we would have lost 25 out of 25 games to these guys. I sure don't want to see anymore of this.

reds44
10-11-2010, 12:10 AM
ballgame. *sigh*

Well boys and girls...it was disappointing to say the least, but come on....let's hear it for your Cincinnati Reds. Great year, and a fun, fun ride. I can't wait for next season to start.

:clap: :clap: :clap:
This.

WVRedsFan
10-11-2010, 12:11 AM
I'll say it because no one else will, but the Phillies are so good, that no one was going to beat them. They come in with those 3 hammers and you just don't have a chance. It was a magical season, but we faced a team with hammers. Our pitching was suburb but there was simply overpowering. They didn't hit us much and if not for a ball in the lights and a phantom HBP, we'd be playing tomorrow. But we're not. This is a good team and I cry because it's over but can't wait for Spring Training.

SirFelixCat
10-11-2010, 12:12 AM
Great season. Terrible series.

Yup.

I really hope this leaves a really, REALLY bitter taste in their collective mouths and they come back dying to get rid of it next season!:thumbup:

Brutus
10-11-2010, 12:12 AM
Great Show!!

Bad Encore.

It's like an hour and 45 minutes of a really, really entertaining movie that finished with 15 minutes of, "what?"

Sea Ray
10-11-2010, 12:12 AM
I'll say it because no one else will, but the Phillies are so good, that no one was going to beat them. They come in with those 3 hammers and you just don't have a chance. It was a magical season, but we faced a team with hammers. Our pitching was suburb but there was simply overpowering. They didn't hit us much and if not for a ball in the lights and a phantom HBP, we'd be playing tomorrow. But we're not. This is a good team and I cry because it's over but can't wait for Spring Training.

We should have given them a better showing. We choked as bad as we possibly could have

Redsfan320
10-11-2010, 12:12 AM
Also want to thank you guys. I've had a lot of fun in the Game Threads this year.

Heather, durl, Chip, Charles, Reds Fanatic, reds44, Redsman3203, Homer Bailey, kbrake, and so many countless others- THANK YOU, it's been fun. :beerme:

320

kaldaniels
10-11-2010, 12:12 AM
It's like an hour and 45 minutes of a really, really entertaining movie that finished with 15 minutes of, "what?"

The Reds are the "LOST" of MLB?

dman
10-11-2010, 12:13 AM
I'll say it because no one else will, but the Phillies are so good, that no one was going to beat them. They come in with those 3 hammers and you just don't have a chance. It was a magical season, but we faced a team with hammers. Our pitching was suburb but there was simply overpowering. They didn't hit us much and if not for a ball in the lights and a phantom HBP, we'd be playing tomorrow. But we're not. This is a good team and I cry because it's over but can't wait for Spring Training.

Roy Oswalt wasn't exactly a hammer. I like the way the Reds hit against him this year. It was that other boneheaded stuff that killed us in the game that he pitched.

It's hard to not have a great respect and appreciation for Roy Halladay, ditto for Cole Hammels.

NC Reds
10-11-2010, 12:13 AM
Game 2 was the backbreaker.

It was a fun year though. October was interesting for the first time in a long time for me.

Sea Ray
10-11-2010, 12:13 AM
Yup.

I really hope this leaves a really, REALLY bitter taste in their collective mouths and they come back dying to get rid of it next season!:thumbup:

It'll have no effect on next season. They'll spend the off season spending their money and they'll start over again next yr

sivman17
10-11-2010, 12:13 AM
I'll say it because no one else will, but the Phillies are so good, that no one was going to beat them. They come in with those 3 hammers and you just don't have a chance. It was a magical season, but we faced a team with hammers. Our pitching was suburb but there was simply overpowering. They didn't hit us much and if not for a ball in the lights and a phantom HBP, we'd be playing tomorrow. But we're not. This is a good team and I cry because it's over but can't wait for Spring Training.

Phillies are beatable.

mbgrayson
10-11-2010, 12:14 AM
I'll say it because no one else will, but the Phillies are so good, that no one was going to beat them. They come in with those 3 hammers and you just don't have a chance. It was a magical season, but we faced a team with hammers. Our pitching was suburb but there was simply overpowering. They didn't hit us much and if not for a ball in the lights and a phantom HBP, we'd be playing tomorrow. But we're not. This is a good team and I cry because it's over but can't wait for Spring Training.

I agree with this. I will actually root for the Phillies, particurally in the World Series.

As for the Reds, the pitching was good, and I think the Reds will get better. Rolen and OCab will be moving on, maybe not in 2011, but soon enough. Janish and Francisco will get their turns.

This experience will build the Reds up in the long run, like the 2007 sweep of the Phils did for them.

Thanks for an unexpectedly good 2010 season Reds!

kaldaniels
10-11-2010, 12:14 AM
It'll have no effect on next season. Tey'll spend the off season spending their money and they'll start over again next yr

I bet Mr. Votto would object to that. He's a competitor.

WVRedsFan
10-11-2010, 12:16 AM
Lots of bitterness on here. We just went through a fun season and got beat by a better team. Just the way it is. Think I'll move on for the night. This team doesn't deserve all this vinegar.

reds44
10-11-2010, 12:16 AM
The Phillies are very beatable. Have them go up against a more complete lineup (the Yankees) and I don't think they'll score enough runs.

Big ups to Cueto, Wood, Arroyo, and everybody in the bullpen too. They did all they could.

Weird that Philips was our best hitter in the playoffs but he had 2 errors.

dman
10-11-2010, 12:16 AM
I bet Mr. Votto would object to that. He's a competitor.

I haven't been able to follow it the way you folks probably do, but I've heard friends of mine saying they've read that Votto isn't sure if he plans on staying in Cincinnati. I have no idea of how long he's locked up, maybe somebody could elaborate.

kaldaniels
10-11-2010, 12:17 AM
I haven't been able to follow it the way you folks probably do, but I've heard friends of mine saying they've read that Votto isn't sure if he plans on staying in Cinciannati. I have no idea of how long he's locked up, maybe somebody could elaborate.

3 years

dman
10-11-2010, 12:19 AM
3 years

Cool, thanks.

Wheelhouse
10-11-2010, 12:21 AM
I don't feel so great. The Reds tied for the worst offensive performance in playoff history in game 1 (yes, you give Halladay credit, but the Reds are not without fault), they tied for the worst defensive game in playoff history in game 2, and weren't as bad in game 3, but it was an unfocused, sloppy performance. Bad, bad baseball. Unentertaining. I can't be happy about this season of beating bad teams. I want to watch good baseball against top competition. The best thing about this season was sending Larussa, Carpenter et al to a bitter bitter defeat.

kaldaniels
10-11-2010, 12:22 AM
I don't feel so great. The Reds tied for the worst offensive performance in playoff history in game 1 (yes, you give Halladay credit, but the Reds are not without fault), they tied for the worst defensive game in playoff history in game 2, and weren't as bad in game 3, but it was an unfocused, sloppy performance. Bad, bad baseball. Unentertaining. I can't be happy about this season of beating bad teams. I want to watch good baseball against top competition. The best thing about this season was sending Larussa, Carpenter et al to a bitter bitter defeat.

It is so ugly in writing I am trying to object. Wouldn't the Larsen perfect game been a worse offensive performance. I mean a walk is offense right?

Wheelhouse
10-11-2010, 12:23 AM
Lots of bitterness on here. We just went through a fun season and got beat by a better team. Just the way it is. Think I'll move on for the night. This team doesn't deserve all this vinegar.

I'm not bitter, I'm outraged. The Reds are not THAT far from the Phillies in talent. They were unprepared to play this series.

Sea Ray
10-11-2010, 12:24 AM
This team doesn't deserve all this vinegar.

The way they've played the last three games, they sure do. That was as bad as a team can look. We've praised them plenty for their 1st place finish, but that doesn't excuse this choke job. Us fans can no longer defend them against the Colin Cowherds of the world

Brutus
10-11-2010, 12:25 AM
The Reds are the "LOST" of MLB?

I liked the LOST ending, thank you :D

Razor Shines
10-11-2010, 12:29 AM
I don't feel so great. The Reds tied for the worst offensive performance in playoff history in game 1 (yes, you give Halladay credit, but the Reds are not without fault), they tied for the worst defensive game in playoff history in game 2, and weren't as bad in game 3, but it was an unfocused, sloppy performance. Bad, bad baseball. Unentertaining. I can't be happy about this season of beating bad teams. I want to watch good baseball against top competition. The best thing about this season was sending Larussa, Carpenter et al to a bitter bitter defeat.

Fewest hits in a post season series ever as well.

Wheelhouse
10-11-2010, 12:30 AM
It is so ugly in writing I am trying to object. Wouldn't the Larsen perfect game been a worse offensive performance. I mean a walk is offense right?

Ha! I guess the walk would be offense, Kal. I dunno: 11 hits: fewest ever in a 3 game postseason series. It is one of the worst postseason performances ever. And they have a tremendously talented team. They weren't ready to play baseball.

Razor Shines
10-11-2010, 12:32 AM
Ha! I guess the walk would be offense, Kal. I dunno: 11 hits: fewest ever in a 3 game postseason series. It is one of the worst postseason performances ever. And they have a tremendously talented team. They weren't ready to play baseball.

Well two guys probably shouldn't have been on the roster due to injuries, so that hurt. I don't know if an injured Rolen is better than a healthy Fransisco, but I guess I would have rather given that a try.

edabbs44
10-11-2010, 12:35 AM
Ha! I guess the walk would be offense, Kal. I dunno: 11 hits: fewest ever in a 3 game postseason series. It is one of the worst postseason performances ever. And they have a tremendously talented team. They weren't ready to play baseball.

Is this the indirect blame of Dusty?

KronoRed
10-11-2010, 12:51 AM
Phillies are beatable.

Sure, by the high priced yankees ;)

Homer Bailey
10-11-2010, 01:23 AM
Also want to thank you guys. I've had a lot of fun in the Game Threads this year.

Heather, durl, Chip, Charles, Reds Fanatic, reds44, Redsman3203, Homer Bailey, kbrake, and so many countless others- THANK YOU, it's been fun. :beerme:

320

Thanks for the shoutout 320. Been an absolute blast this year. Let's hope we're back here again next year.

WVRedsFan
10-11-2010, 01:43 AM
The way they've played the last three games, they sure do. That was as bad as a team can look. We've praised them plenty for their 1st place finish, but that doesn't excuse this choke job. Us fans can no longer defend them against the Colin Cowherds of the worldIt's extremely difficult to do well against superior pitching--the best pitching money can buy. I know the errors on game 2 and tonight didn't help, but you have to look at what went well for the Reds.

The Pitching

The Reds pitched 25 innings and allowed only 21 hits and 7 earned runs in 3 games for an ERA of 2.52. Pretty good. Only the Volquez start was horrible.

The Phillies were held in check. The Reds allowed 13 runs in three games, and against them that's only 4.3 runs per game and that with a 2-0 game in there. The Reds averaged a little over one run and the Phillies ERA wa 1.00. They were that good

That's it. If you look at the total statistics, no one did much of anything. Votto and Rolen were pretty bad, but that happens. Trouble was that Rolen got all the grief because he's "old." Wonder what is Votto's excuse. Phillips nearly had half the hits on the team. Maybe we should just fire the whole team--the one that won 91 games and brought us so much joy over the season, because Philadephia is beatable. It's obviously Dusty's fault for not having them ready. Give me a break. You can be as ready as you want, but good pitching beats good hitting and it did. Yes, bad fielding played a part in Game 2, but one and three were lost from the first pitch.

So, we get to the playoffs after 15 years of not being there and 10 years of losing and the Reds are bums? Good grief.

Wheelhouse
10-11-2010, 02:32 AM
Is this the indirect blame of Dusty?

It is a mere statement: this team was not prepared to play this series. Total collapse. Whatever it is that it takes for a team to play its best baseball, the Reds didn't have.

Ron Madden
10-11-2010, 02:40 AM
The Reds got beat it wasn't from lack of effort. Sometimes the other guys win.

WVRedsFan
10-11-2010, 02:51 AM
It is a mere statement: this team was not prepared to play this series. Total collapse. Whatever it is that it takes for a team to play its best baseball, the Reds didn't have.And maybe you are correct. I don't know, but when you throw like Halladay and Hamels, what in the world can you do. Errors didn't hurt in games one and three. Game two was a mess, with a ball missed in the lights (human error) and other such stuff. Just didn't happen except for our manager putting a rookie on the mound (two rookies to be exact) instead of...well, that's over.

Truth is and always will be that they were better than us in the pitching department. They shut us down in two games. Yes, the series might have gone to game 4, but then back comes Doc. And then what do you do? Cross your fingers and hope for the best?

No contest.

Sea Ray
10-11-2010, 10:06 AM
It's extremely difficult to do well against superior pitching--the best pitching money can buy. I know the errors on game 2 and tonight didn't help, but you have to look at what went well for the Reds.

The Pitching

The Reds pitched 25 innings and allowed only 21 hits and 7 earned runs in 3 games for an ERA of 2.52. Pretty good. Only the Volquez start was horrible.

The Phillies were held in check. The Reds allowed 13 runs in three games, and against them that's only 4.3 runs per game and that with a 2-0 game in there. The Reds averaged a little over one run and the Phillies ERA wa 1.00. They were that good

That's it. If you look at the total statistics, no one did much of anything. Votto and Rolen were pretty bad, but that happens. Trouble was that Rolen got all the grief because he's "old." Wonder what is Votto's excuse. Phillips nearly had half the hits on the team. Maybe we should just fire the whole team--the one that won 91 games and brought us so much joy over the season, because Philadephia is beatable. It's obviously Dusty's fault for not having them ready. Give me a break. You can be as ready as you want, but good pitching beats good hitting and it did. Yes, bad fielding played a part in Game 2, but one and three were lost from the first pitch.

So, we get to the playoffs after 15 years of not being there and 10 years of losing and the Reds are bums? Good grief.

I think the Phillies are the favorite to win this thing but the way the Reds played they would have lost to any of the playoff teams. The Reds looked tight the entire series. It was, as someone earlier put it, one of the worst post season performances ever

Sea Ray
10-11-2010, 10:07 AM
The Reds got beat it wasn't from lack of effort. Sometimes the other guys win.

It was bad effort. The errors, HBPs, walks, swinging at bad pitches while taking the hittable ones.

reds1869
10-11-2010, 11:14 AM
It was bad effort. The errors, HBPs, walks, swinging at bad pitches while taking the hittable ones.

Yes, I'm sure all of that was because they just weren't trying hard enough. It couldn't have anything to do with just playing poorly. :rolleyes:

The Reds got steamrolled by a better team. The Reds are good and the Phils are really good. The sun came up this morning and life goes on.

Sea Ray
10-11-2010, 12:01 PM
Yes, I'm sure all of that was because they just weren't trying hard enough. It couldn't have anything to do with just playing poorly. :rolleyes:

The Reds got steamrolled by a better team. The Reds are good and the Phils are really good. The sun came up this morning and life goes on.

You are right. It wasn't so much bad effort because they did try too hard. But it was a choke job. They played nothing like they did enroute to over 90 wins. It was not a good team losing to a better team. The Reds were not even a "good" team for this series

cincrazy
10-11-2010, 12:43 PM
It is a mere statement: this team was not prepared to play this series. Total collapse. Whatever it is that it takes for a team to play its best baseball, the Reds didn't have.

My friend, the Phillies were winning this series whether we came to play or not. They're THAT good.

Only one game did I think the Reds were unprepared, and that was Game 2. I don't even know that "unprepared" is the right word. I don't think they made the mistakes because of a lack of preparation.

The series sucked, there's no way around that. But the Phillies are an absolute juggernaut. They have Jayson Werth hitting in the 5-hole, we have Jonny Gomes. I dreamt of a magical upset and a ride to the World Series, but I knew the odds were long.

The better team won this series, and they wond it quite handily.

cincrazy
10-11-2010, 12:44 PM
You are right. It wasn't so much bad effort because they did try too hard. But it was a choke job. They played nothing like they did enroute to over 90 wins. It was not a good team losing to a better team. The Reds were not even a "good" team for this series

I think they just ran out of gas. Rolen looked obviously tired, Cabrera was banged up, Votto had to of been out of gas from carrying the offense for the better part of the last 3 months, ever since Rolen took a nosedive. The rigors of the season wore this team down, and by the end it was nothing like it had been at other points in the season. I thought that was true through all of September, not just this one series.

GAC
10-11-2010, 04:44 PM
Janish > Healthy OCab >> Injured OCab

I have no idea why Baker made this decision. If I was Janish I'd want out of Cincy - a fresh start someplace, any place - simply based on the fact that his manager prefers an injured OCab to himself. And OCab's two-out error led to the game's first run.

TheNext44
11-14-2010, 04:49 PM
I'm just bumping this back so it's the game on the front page. I like opening Redszone everyday to see a Reds playoff game on the front page, even if it was a loss. :)