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Mr.Redleg82
08-05-2012, 04:36 PM
Well we won the big series against the pirates. We head on the road against Brewers and Cubs, in fact out next 5 series are against sub .500 teams. I'm pumped and love our chances to increase our lead in the division.

The Rage
08-05-2012, 04:38 PM
Yup, this series pretty much went as I hoped. Latos pitched a gem, Mike was ok(really a victim of bad defense) and the last one was going to be tough with gassed Bailey and the weakened defense. The Reds are to free swinging with Burnett and no Votto/BP.

Ironman92
08-05-2012, 04:40 PM
My goal is to be up about 8 games on Sept 15th and mix and match a lot of rest for everyone involved.

40YrRedsFan
08-05-2012, 04:50 PM
Yup, this series pretty much went as I hoped. Latos pitched a gem, Mike was ok(really a victim of bad defense) and the last one was going to be tough with gassed Bailey and the weakened defense. The Reds are to free swinging with Burnett and no Votto/BP.

Agreed...but the lack of offense is still a large concern. Very poor discipline at the plate...hitters swinging at way too many bad pitches....still not stringing hits together for runs...too dependent on HR's......this WILL bite us in the playoffs.

Mr.Redleg82
08-05-2012, 04:51 PM
My goal is to be up about 8 games on Sept 15th and mix and match a lot of rest for everyone involved.

Definitely, I'd like to have a lead big enough to rest some of our more important players and have them ready for the postseason.

The Rage
08-05-2012, 04:52 PM
Agreed...but the lack of offense is still a large concern. Very poor discipline at the plate...hitters swinging at way too many bad pitches....still not stringing hits together for runs...too dependent on HR's......this WILL bite us in the playoffs.

The problem is, the playoffs are a crapshoot. It is all about who gets hot. They may lack offense, but not for this season.

DocRed
08-05-2012, 05:15 PM
22 out of 26...yes please.

Jefferson24
08-05-2012, 05:19 PM
looking forward to getting back to full strength. some of these guys are going to cool off and when they do Phillips and Votto will come back rested. This could not have played out much better, time to take advantage.

BluegrassRedleg
08-05-2012, 05:36 PM
Well we won the big series against the pirates. We head on the road against Brewers and Cubs, in fact out next 5 series are against sub .500 teams. I'm pumped and love our chances to increase our lead in the division.

Dangerous to look at the schedule in terms of +/- .500 teams IMO. A lot of teams start playing looser once they're out of it, and they give more opportunities to young players seeking to prove themselves. Reds can't let off the gas.

Mr.Redleg82
08-05-2012, 06:26 PM
Dangerous to look at the schedule in terms of +/- .500 teams IMO. A lot of teams start playing looser once they're out of it, and they give more opportunities to young players seeking to prove themselves. Reds can't let off the gas.

I agree with that, and I would in no way suggest to lay off the gas. As a fan it makes me feel better to see the cubs, brewers and mets in my upcoming schedule than the nats, giants and dodgers. Especially those dreaded west coast road trips. Never stop trying your hardest, ever, no matter who you play.

BluegrassRedleg
08-05-2012, 07:21 PM
I agree with that, and I would in no way suggest to lay off the gas. As a fan it makes me feel better to see the cubs, brewers and mets in my upcoming schedule than the nats, giants and dodgers. Especially those dreaded west coast road trips. Never stop trying your hardest, ever, no matter who you play.

No doubt. Glad to have the West Coast in the rearview mirror. Surviving that this season played a big part in the Reds building some momentum.

Maker_84
08-05-2012, 08:01 PM
i'd say taking 2/3 is good minus votto and phillips but wow this last game was about as bad as it gets

IamRV
08-05-2012, 08:25 PM
If we win only 6 games of each 11 (.545) remaining in the season, we'll finish with 96 wins.

Z-Fly
08-05-2012, 08:54 PM
Definitely, I'd like to have a lead big enough to rest some of our more important players and have them ready for the postseason.

Really? In theory it works, but I would rather them be fitting for a playoff spot until the very end. I think it is hard to turn the switch on, when the team has been coasting for a month.

Mr.Redleg82
08-05-2012, 09:08 PM
Really? In theory it works, but I would rather them be fitting for a playoff spot until the very end. I think it is hard to turn the switch on, when the team has been coasting for a month.

Not for any extended period of time. Just some rest against some weaker teams or if we have a big lead deep into some ballgames.

Drudy8
08-05-2012, 11:44 PM
Definitely, I'd like to have a lead big enough to rest some of our more important players and have them ready for the postseason.

To rest our more important players. I think we are in the midst of that as we play now. Votto and BP due to injury Rolen and Bruce took a day off this week I think that with the remanded of our games we won't have to worry if we can or can't rest our players.

jwmann2
08-06-2012, 02:02 AM
Burnett was just too much for the Reds today. Pitched almost the entire game and didn't eclipse the 100 pitch mark until the 8th. If we can take 4 out of the next 6 matchups with them, I will be very happy. Crucial series with the Brewers as well. I will take any and every division win we can get in the coming weeks.

Ironman92
08-06-2012, 06:10 AM
Burnett was just too much for the Reds today. Pitched almost the entire game and didn't eclipse the 100 pitch mark until the 8th. If we can take 4 out of the next 6 matchups with them, I will be very happy. Crucial series with the Brewers as well. I will take any and every division win we can get in the coming weeks.

He had only 95 pitches when Bruce came up in the 9th with 2 outs.