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WVRedsFan
09-12-2012, 01:10 AM
Padres score and lead 6-4!

WVRedsFan
09-12-2012, 01:22 AM
Padres win 6-4 and the lead is 10.5 and the manic number is 10.

Going to bed. Finally.

Wonderful Monds
09-12-2012, 01:39 AM
Padres win 6-4 and the lead is 10.5 and the manic number is 10.

Going to bed. Finally.

:ughmamoru:

mdccclxix
09-12-2012, 08:10 AM
Padres win 6-4 and the lead is 10.5 and the manic number is 10.

Going to bed. Finally.

Must be related to the howl somehow?

cumberlandreds
09-12-2012, 08:30 AM
With how the Cards,Pirates and Dodgers are going I wouldn't be a bit surprised now to see either Phillies of Brewers claim that last wild card spot. I just hope it isn't the Phillies.

oneupper
09-12-2012, 08:35 AM
With how the Cards,Pirates and Dodgers are going I wouldn't be a bit surprised now to see either Phillies of Brewers claim that last wild card spot. I just hope it isn't the Phillies.

Brewers owned us in the last series also. I guess they call it the wild card for a reason.

klw
09-12-2012, 08:39 AM
Padres win 6-4 and the lead is 10.5 and the manic number is 10.

Going to bed. Finally.

It was just another manic monday.

For posterity sake, here is the current WC standings.


Wild Card Teams W L PCT WCGB WCE # L10 STRK LAST GAME NEXT GAME
Atlanta 81 62 .566 - - 7-3 L2 9/11 @ MIL, L 0-5 9/12 @ MIL, 8:10 PM
St. Louis 75 67 .528 - - 4-6 L2 9/11 @ SD, L 4-6 9/12 @ SD, 6:35 PM
LA Dodgers 74 68 .521 1.0 20 4-6 L2 9/11 @ ARI, L 0-1 9/12 @ ARI, 9:40 PM
Pittsburgh 72 69 .511 2.5 19 2-8 L5 9/11 @ CIN, L 3-5 9/12 @ CIN, 7:10 PM
Milwaukee 71 71 .500 4.0 17 7-3 W2 9/11 vs ATL, W 5-0 9/12 vs ATL, 8:10 PM
Philadelphia 71 71 .500 4.0 17 8-2 W6 9/11 vs MIA, W 9-7 9/12 vs MIA, 4:05 PM
Arizona 70 72 .493 5.0 16 5-5 W1 9/11 vs LAD, W 1-0 9/12 vs LAD, 9:40 PM
San Diego 68 75 .476 7.5 13 6-4 W3 9/11 vs STL, W 6-4 9/12 vs STL, 6:35 PM

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/standings/wildcard.jsp?ymd=20120911

The top two Wild Card teams from each league make the postseason. The Braves lead the Cardinals by 5 1/2 games and would host the one-game playoff.

WildcatFan
09-12-2012, 10:57 AM
In interest of the quest for the #1 seed, Washington has quite the brutal final 20 games:

1 @ NYM
3 @ ATL
3 vs. LAD
4 vs. MIL
3 @ PHI
3 @ STL
3 vs. PHI

They've got a real shot at sub-.500 ball the rest of the way. And sweet irony is St. Louis could play a part in Washington losing the top seed to Cincinnati.

traderumor
09-12-2012, 12:42 PM
The NL WC race is shaking out to be one quality team that is comparable to a division winner and one barely average team, and that quality team has to be put through the grinder of a one game playoff to get a 5 game playoff series. Another Bud genius invention right here. Once a salesman, always a salesman. Just convince people they want this, not that they need this.

PuffyPig
09-12-2012, 01:23 PM
The NL WC race is shaking out to be one quality team that is comparable to a division winner and one barely average team, and that quality team has to be put through the grinder of a one game playoff to get a 5 game playoff series. Another Bud genius invention right here. Once a salesman, always a salesman. Just convince people they want this, not that they need this.

But that's looking at one year in a vacuum.

In 1999, we won 96 games and didn't get a shot.

And the difference between the two teams you mention is about 5 wins, or one win every 30 games or so.

757690
09-12-2012, 02:16 PM
But that's looking at one year in a vacuum.

In 1999, we won 96 games and didn't get a shot.

And the difference between the two teams you mention is about 5 wins, or one win every 30 games or so.

If this season's rules were in place in 1999, it would have produced the exact same result, a one game playoff between the Reds and Mets.

traderumor
09-12-2012, 02:37 PM
But that's looking at one year in a vacuum.

In 1999, we won 96 games and didn't get a shot.

And the difference between the two teams you mention is about 5 wins, or one win every 30 games or so.We did get a shot, a one game playoff because we tied in the WC race. In other words, both teams had the same record and it created a playoff, so it actually helps to make my case stronger.

Also, because of the number of games, the difference between a playoff team and the Houston Astros is 1 more win out of 3, so that argument doesn't seem to hold much merit. Isn't it safe to say that there is a huge difference between a team nearly 20 games over .500 and one 5-8 games over? That there is a huge difference over the course of a season between a 90+ win team and an 83-85 win team?

In other words, its the old "diluting the regular season" argument. I say the regular season is further diluted with yet another playoff participant. However, I have warmed up to the idea of a one game play-in game being fair to the non-division winners.

My line of thinking is that the playoffs are more meaningful by being more exclusive. For example, a cool playoff system would be based on achieving a certain number of wins, not by some random divisional setup. Take the top 4 records in the league and forget the divisions seems pretty exciting to me. You could even take the top 5 and have the bottom 2 play each other in a play-in game. I know, I know, you have to fool all these people to thinking their team has a chance to keep fannies in the seats and eyes on the tv, ears on the radio, and fingers on the keyboard. That's why Bud's a salesman and I'm not.

BTW, this year, that probably means the Giants would play the Cards in a play-in game, with the Nats, Reds and Braves getting the automatic bids. I see that as incredibly fair since the Giants and Cards have the most similar records after 162 games and the Braves don't get penalized for the division they play in.

PuffyPig
09-12-2012, 05:27 PM
If this season's rules were in place in 1999, it would have produced the exact same result, a one game playoff between the Reds and Mets.

Except the Reds would have been assured of a wild card spot, and would have set up their rotation, likely, to have Harnish pitching the wild card game.

In any event, my point was that the 2nd wild card team isn't always going to have remarkedly worse record than the 1st wild card team.

PuffyPig
09-12-2012, 05:48 PM
Also, because of the number of games, the difference between a playoff team and the Houston Astros is 1 more win out of 3, so that argument doesn't seem to hold much merit. Isn't it safe to say that there is a huge difference between a team nearly 20 games over .500 and one 5-8 games over? That there is a huge difference over the course of a season between a 90+ win team and an 83-85 win team?




You don't see a difference between a team that wins one more game in 3, vs, one that wins one more game in 30? One win in 3 is the difference between wiing 67% of your games and 33%. Becuase of the randomness in baseball, a top AAA team would probably win 33%.

The difference between a 90 win team and a 85 win team is often just a matter of luck.

I read somewhere that the chances of a team with the better record winning a 7 game series is about 55%. But the chances of a team with a better run differential winning a 7 game series is actually marginally better. In other words, a better run differential is as good, or better, barometer of predicting future success.

You look at some 90 win teams and some 85 win teams and the 85 win team may well have a better run differential.

I know my dream right now is to play the Baltimore Orioles in the World Series.

Chip R
09-12-2012, 06:02 PM
Odd starting time for the StL-SD game tonight. Game time is 6:35 Eastern time. Why not the usual 10:00 or 4:00 starting times?

Brutus
09-12-2012, 07:03 PM
Logan Forsythe puts up the Padres 1-0 over the Cardinals after 2 with a solo shot.

Brutus
09-12-2012, 07:03 PM
Odd starting time for the StL-SD game tonight. Game time is 6:35 Eastern time. Why not the usual 10:00 or 4:00 starting times?

It's one of those CBA things where they begin before 4 PM locally in order to enjoy a full travel day tomorrow for San Diego.

Brutus
09-12-2012, 07:04 PM
Also, the Phillies won (again) today, 3-1. They're currently 3.5 games behind the second wildcard, pending the result of the St. Louis game.

Chip R
09-12-2012, 07:27 PM
It's one of those CBA things where they begin before 4 PM locally in order to enjoy a full travel day tomorrow for San Diego.

Sure but why not start the game at 1 Pacific time?

Brutus
09-12-2012, 07:34 PM
Sure but why not start the game at 1 Pacific time?

The Padres probably believe they can draw a larger crowd if they start it later in the afternoon. I imagine more people are able to get off work early than are able to take a full day off work.

Brutus
09-12-2012, 07:42 PM
2-0 Padres on a Cameron Maybin double in the 5th

Kc61
09-12-2012, 07:43 PM
2-0 Pads in fifth.

Brutus
09-12-2012, 07:50 PM
Oy vey. 2-run homer for Carpenter. 2-2, 6th inning

Brutus
09-12-2012, 08:06 PM
3-2 dads on a Chase Headley double and then a Yasmani single.

Brutus
09-12-2012, 08:52 PM
Cards lose, magic number down to 9...

Brutus
09-12-2012, 09:47 PM
Brewers put up a 7-spot in the 5th, now lead Atlanta 7-2

Both Milwaukee and Philadelphia would be just 3 games out of St. Louis

PuffyPig
09-12-2012, 10:47 PM
Cards and the Reds have the same run differential.

Long time coming.

Brutus
09-12-2012, 10:54 PM
Not to call him out, but I'm curious if Mike only shows up now when the Cardinals are doing well?

He disappeared last year until they got hot in September and I haven't seen him around this year. I don't mean to pick on him, as I like having him around, but I'm curious.

mth123
09-12-2012, 11:02 PM
Not to call him out, but I'm curious if Mike only shows up now when the Cardinals are doing well?

He disappeared last year until they got hot in September and I haven't seen him around this year. I don't mean to pick on him, as I like having him around, but I'm curious.

I believe last year he was in the hospital had an extended bout with a health issue. No idea why he's not around now. The discussion on Redszone hasn't really been riveting lately though.

PuffyPig
09-12-2012, 11:33 PM
Not to call him out, but I'm curious if Mike only shows up now when the Cardinals are doing well?

He disappeared last year until they got hot in September and I haven't seen him around this year. I don't mean to pick on him, as I like having him around, but I'm curious.

He has certainly been around this year, especially early on when the Cards made their early run. He hasn't been around since late August.

He certainly posts more when the Cards are winning. I think many of us post more when our teams are winning. This board tends to get pretty quiet after a loss or during a slump.

IIRC, Mike admitted last year he tends to watch less baseball when the Cards are doing poorly. I suggest their recent stretch certainly qualifies.

Yet the Cards still sit in a playoff spot.

I think the Cards fans definition of "doing poorly" is different than the long suffering Reds fans. But the Cards team has been particularly frustrating this year. Except for us non-Cards fans.

Tony Cloninger
09-12-2012, 11:38 PM
The Dodgers are just a dead team and NO FUN at all. They should use the Stooges song as their intro.

Wonderful Monds
09-12-2012, 11:45 PM
Don't know where else to put this, but man Cody Ross had a meltdown tonight.
http://deadspin.com/5942843/cody-ross-went-completely-apoplectic-over-a-called-third-strike

Brutus
09-12-2012, 11:45 PM
I believe last year he was in the hospital had an extended bout with a health issue. No idea why he's not around now. The discussion on Redszone hasn't really been riveting lately though.

Thanks, I don't think I ever saw him mention that previously. Hopefully the Cards aren't driving him to insanity. Lord knows I can't fathom what it would be like here if the Reds were playing as miserably as they are right now.

traderumor
09-13-2012, 12:18 AM
The Padres trade working out very well. We beat them 6 of 8, they handle the Pirates and Cards with key contributions from our former guys.

Wonderful Monds
09-13-2012, 03:33 AM
The Padres trade working out very well. We beat them 6 of 8, they handle the Pirates and Cards with key contributions from our former guys.

Conspiracy: we did not trade them to the Padres, we simply loaned them out as double agent spies.

PuffyPig
09-13-2012, 07:33 AM
The Padres trade working out very well. We beat them 6 of 8, they handle the Pirates and Cards with key contributions from our former guys.



It currently looks like a trade that have benefitted both teams immensely.

Go figure.

Tadasimha
09-13-2012, 08:55 AM
Don't know where else to put this, but man Cody Ross had a meltdown tonight.
http://deadspin.com/5942843/cody-ross-went-completely-apoplectic-over-a-called-third-strike

Epic! Love the line of coaches and the other ump keeping Ross away from the umpire!

traderumor
09-13-2012, 02:31 PM
If a team like Philly or Milwaukee make the postseason, they will likely be dangerous because of the hot hand factor. The better scenario has a team like St. Louis or LA stumble into the playoffs despite not playing all that well.

Regardless, all the talk of who we prefer to play--its the postseason, you play well for a week or you go home. Then you have to play good for another week, and another week after that. It really doesn't matter who you play, you will have to outpitch your opponent or you will go home.

The Operator
09-13-2012, 10:27 PM
Dodgers up 1-0 over The Cardinals in the first inning on a 2-out double from Adrian Gonzalez.

The Operator
09-13-2012, 10:30 PM
And how awesome is Vin Scully? Getting to hear him call a game makes the price of MLB.tv seem pretty reasonable.

WVPacman
09-13-2012, 11:28 PM
Dodgers still winning?

Kc61
09-13-2012, 11:32 PM
Dodgers still winning?

Tie game at 1, but the Astros lead the Phils 6-4 in the ninth.

Actually, Phils lose to Stros, game over.

The Operator
09-13-2012, 11:43 PM
Tie game at 1, but the Astros lead the Phils 6-4 in the ninth.

Actually, Phils lose to Stros, game over.Good. I don't want The Phillies anywhere near the playoffs.

WVPacman
09-13-2012, 11:54 PM
Good. I don't want The Phillies anywhere near the playoffs.

You can say that again I have seen enough of the phillies.

Kc61
09-14-2012, 12:07 AM
You can say that again I have seen enough of the phillies.

Also good to see somebody else lose to the Astros.

Cards up 2-1 over LA in the seventh. Bullpens in the game.

Watching Cards and Dodgers, these teams don't scare me at all. Go Reds.

WVRedsFan
09-14-2012, 12:41 AM
And how awesome is Vin Scully? Getting to hear him call a game makes the price of MLB.tv seem pretty reasonable.

It's free on DirecTV. Just saying.

WVRedsFan
09-14-2012, 12:48 AM
And I up too late kstening to Vin Scully. Just can't go to bed because there aren't too many seasons left to enjoy him. Just like in the final days of Waite Hoyt and WVU's Jack Fleming, not to forget Bob Prince and Harry Carey, there are no more of them left. Same with Marty and the late Joe Nuxhall. I treasure these announcers because I grew up with radio and the familiar voice. Guys like Mike Shannon make me listen to guys like Vin. Hate the Dodgers, but love Vin.

WVRedsFan
09-14-2012, 01:08 AM
Dodgers down to the bottom of the ninth. Motte in to close it out. Kemp up.

Tom Servo
09-14-2012, 01:16 AM
Dodgers lose. Boy they kinda suck.

WVRedsFan
09-14-2012, 01:16 AM
Cards win. Magic number remains at 8. Fudge.

traderumor
09-14-2012, 09:35 AM
Dodgers lose. Boy they kinda suck.I still think it is just the adjustment period that is making them struggle. If they can stay close, I can see them taking over the last WC spot in the last couple weeks of the season. Of course, there is also the possibility that Hanley Ramirez had a little dead cat bounce in the new surroundings but is what he was with Florida and that AGon just isn't enough to suddenly make a bad offense good. Beckett has had a little dead cat bounce too, wasted with lack of offense last night. It is puzzling with Ethier, Kemp, Gonzalez, and Ramirez in a lineup that they can't score runs. I'd take those four in my order.

HeatherC1212
09-14-2012, 11:17 AM
It has nothing really to do with the Reds but last yesterday the Orioles won their game (sweeping Tampa Bay) which brings their record to 81 wins and officially breaks a VERY long streak of losing seasons for them! The worst they can do now is at least break even but I see more wins coming for this team in the future. They just don't quit and I love watching them fight for every single win. Go O's!! :thumbup:

cumberlandreds
09-14-2012, 11:28 AM
It has nothing really to do with the Reds but last yesterday the Orioles won their game (sweeping Tampa Bay) which brings their record to 81 wins and officially breaks a VERY long streak of losing seasons for them! The worst they can do now is at least break even but I see more wins coming for this team in the future. They just don't quit and I love watching them fight for every single win. Go O's!! :thumbup:

That made 13 straight extra inning wins for the O's this season. That is quite amazing. I'm not sure I have ever heard of a streak like that before now.

PuffyPig
09-14-2012, 05:29 PM
It has nothing really to do with the Reds but last yesterday the Orioles won their game (sweeping Tampa Bay) which brings their record to 81 wins and officially breaks a VERY long streak of losing seasons for them! The worst they can do now is at least break even but I see more wins coming for this team in the future. They just don't quit and I love watching them fight for every single win. Go O's!! :thumbup:

IIRC their run differential is zero. But it was below zero and they have been slowly increasing it.

It's a great story, but the Orioles have overacheived something fierce this year.

They were as likely as the Pirates to falter down the stretch.

Except they haven't.

Kc61
09-14-2012, 05:35 PM
Pirates trail in Chicago today 7-4 in the ninth. Pirates seem to have used about eight pitchers in this game. McDonald started.

Cubs and Astros actually winning some meaningful (or semi-meaningful) games down the stretch. Amazing.

Tom Servo
09-14-2012, 05:36 PM
Will the Pirates win another game?

hebroncougar
09-14-2012, 05:36 PM
I'm betting on Hurdle getting fired in the next 3-4 days.

Kc61
09-14-2012, 05:37 PM
I'm betting on Hurdle getting fired in the next 3-4 days.

I'm just worried about their TV announcers.

By the way, Soriano of the Cubs got his 97th RBI today. Nice achievement with that ballclub. He has a .500 SLG percentage this year.

Tom Servo
09-14-2012, 05:43 PM
That Go Cubs Go song is still one of the worst things I've ever heard, even putting aside the fact that is signifies that the losers actually won a game.

westofyou
09-14-2012, 05:47 PM
I'm betting on Hurdle getting fired in the next 3-4 days.

I'll take that bet, won't happen

westofyou
09-14-2012, 05:48 PM
IIRC their run differential is zero. But it was below zero and they have been slowly increasing it.

It's a great story, but the Orioles have overacheived something fierce this year.

They were as likely as the Pirates to falter down the stretch.

Except they haven't.

They are the 1987 Twins

marcshoe
09-14-2012, 06:52 PM
They are the 1987 Twins

I sure hope not. I remember how that one ended.

Kc61
09-14-2012, 10:36 PM
Molina and Carpenter homer to give the Cards a 2-0 lead over LA.

Nats lost to Braves tonight.

vaticanplum
09-14-2012, 11:16 PM
IIRC their run differential is zero. But it was below zero and they have been slowly increasing it.

It's a great story, but the Orioles have overacheived something fierce this year.

They were as likely as the Pirates to falter down the stretch.

Except they haven't.

Fun fact: the 2012 Orioles have the highest one-run win percentage of any team. EVER.

With the Buccos' loss today, they're now officially tied with the Brewers. Although Milwaukee is losing to the Mets 7-2 in the 9th.

OesterPoster
09-15-2012, 12:05 AM
Cards lead in the 6th now 4-3.

Jefferson24
09-15-2012, 12:13 AM
I am strongly disliking the Cards right now.

Jefferson24
09-15-2012, 12:14 AM
soon as I say that they give up a big fly!

Tom Servo
09-15-2012, 12:19 AM
soon as I say that they give up a big fly!
And off of the previously 'untouchable' Mujica no less.

WVRedsFan
09-15-2012, 12:41 AM
The Reds will be the national Central Champs, so why the Cardinals have to be so pesky? :)

Die, RedBirds, die.

OnBaseMachine
09-15-2012, 12:54 AM
8-4 Dodgers heading to the 8th inning.

Jefferson24
09-15-2012, 12:55 AM
I need to stock up on Avitrol, seems like these Redbirds need a little treat!

WVRedsFan
09-15-2012, 01:16 AM
Reds magic number 7. Dodgers win 8-5.

11 game lead with 17 to go...

PuffyPig
09-15-2012, 09:32 AM
The Reds will be the national Central Champs, so why the Cardinals have to be so pesky? :)



Pesky?

They've won 2 of their last 9 games.

Tony Cloninger
09-15-2012, 09:53 AM
WE know they are going to clinch it. Maybe now they are pacing themselves and not exerting themselves until they need to again. It's not like 1990 where they were stressing over losing such a big lead and in 2010, most of them were clueless as to what winning was.

I am really hoping that the Yankees get bounced in the East....maybe Bud will add another playoff team them.....so just like last year when Boston misses out, the Yankees don't.

membengal
09-15-2012, 12:17 PM
The Cardinals are pesky like Linsday Lohan is emotionally stable.

Brutus
09-15-2012, 12:33 PM
Pesky?

They've won 2 of their last 9 games.

I was wondering that too lol

There's been very little peskiness about them this season.

Jefferson24
09-15-2012, 12:40 PM
The thing is the Cards have not played that well but are still sitting in a wild card spot. They are pesky is the sense that it doesn't seem to matter how poorly they preform and still they are right in it. It is also well known that anything can happen once you get into the playoffs and the thought of the Cards pulling off another 2011 doesn't sit well.

Tom Servo
09-15-2012, 02:41 PM
Francisco Liriano has yet to allow a hit after 6 innings for the White Sox against the Twins.

WVRedsFan
09-15-2012, 02:54 PM
The thing is the Cards have not played that well but are still sitting in a wild card spot. They are pesky is the sense that it doesn't seem to matter how poorly they preform and still they are right in it. It is also well known that anything can happen once you get into the playoffs and the thought of the Cards pulling off another 2011 doesn't sit well.

That was my point exactly, but ...

Brutus
09-15-2012, 03:48 PM
The thing is the Cards have not played that well but are still sitting in a wild card spot. They are pesky is the sense that it doesn't seem to matter how poorly they preform and still they are right in it. It is also well known that anything can happen once you get into the playoffs and the thought of the Cards pulling off another 2011 doesn't sit well.

I suppose they're pesky in that it's annoying they're so bad and they're still in the race for the wild card, but given how the Dodgers and Pirates are both doing everything they can to suck, it's not really any credit to St. Louis.

Tom Servo
09-15-2012, 04:16 PM
Washington takes a 2-0 lead against Atlanta on a LaRoche HR.

Brutus
09-15-2012, 04:30 PM
The Pirates had a 7-3 lead in the 8th in Chicago, but with 2 outs in the bottom of the ninth, the Cubs have the bases loaded down 7-6.

Brutus
09-15-2012, 04:33 PM
Pity. Sappelt strikes out to keep the Pirates above .500.

Reds Fanatic
09-15-2012, 10:21 PM
Astros shut out the Phillies 5-0.

Kc61
09-15-2012, 10:52 PM
Dodgers trail the Cards 3-2 in the sixth. Blanton almost out of the sixth inning, but gave up an 0-2 count single to Craig to allow the tie breaking run.

Gizmo
09-16-2012, 12:07 AM
Dodgers tie it with 2 down in 9th.

Jefferson24
09-16-2012, 12:10 AM
Dodgers win it!

Kc61
09-16-2012, 12:11 AM
Dodgers win it!

Great two out rally for the Dodgers in the ninth including a big stolen base by Dee Gordon off Molina.

Dodgers and Cards tied for Wild Card spot with Bucs two back now.

Cards now 1-5 on this west coast trip.

Jefferson24
09-16-2012, 12:19 AM
Great two out rally for the Dodgers in the ninth including a big stolen base by Dee Gordon off Molina.

Dodgers and Cards tied for Wild Card spot with Bucs two back now.

Cards now 1-5 on this west coast trip.

Cards post game can't stop talking about how he was out at 2nd on the steal.

WVRedsFan
09-16-2012, 12:20 AM
Strange ending of the season. Reds can't buy a win lately and still the magic number shrinks. Now at 7. We could clinch this week if the opposition continues to really play like they have. The glorious season continues. What a year!

Kc61
09-16-2012, 12:22 AM
Cards post game can't stop talking about how he was out at 2nd on the steal.

Looked safe to me, and I saw the play several times.

Who cares, anyway, magic number down to six for the Reds.

Jefferson24
09-16-2012, 12:23 AM
Strange ending of the season. Reds can't buy a win lately and still the magic number shrinks. Now at 7. We could clinch this week if the opposition continues to really play like they have. the glorious season continues. Wat a year!

Isn't it 6 now?

Phhhl
09-16-2012, 12:24 AM
Cards post game can't stop talking about how he was out at 2nd on the steal.

The Cards have been winning the lottery for the last couple of years. I saw the play. I thought he was safe, but it was close enough to question. You just can't continue to get every single break forever.

Jefferson24
09-16-2012, 12:25 AM
Looked safe to me, and I saw the play several times.

Who cares, anyway, magic number down to six for the Reds.

the angle they showed, once they froze the frame showed the glove on the shoulder area and the runner's foot about 2 inches from the bag. At speed it was bang bang.

Jefferson24
09-16-2012, 12:29 AM
I think he was out after seeing the replay but I can sleep at night with that. They have been on the upside of a lot more calls than ones they have lost.

Kc61
09-16-2012, 12:30 AM
the angle they showed, once they froze the frame showed the glove on the shoulder area and the runner's foot about 2 inches from the bag. At speed it was bang bang.

Whatever, it's the Cards' problem.

After all their losses, the Pirates trail by two games in the Wild Card hunt. Only by one game in the all important loss column.

AtomicDumpling
09-16-2012, 12:32 AM
Cards post game can't stop talking about how he was out at 2nd on the steal.

Aww. That's a shame.

WVRedsFan
09-16-2012, 12:39 AM
Isn't it 6 now?

Yes. Long night and brain fade. Mea Culpa. Did the same last night.

Jefferson24
09-16-2012, 12:40 AM
Looking forward to Carpenter coming back and laying a big egg. When do they think he will go?

WVRedsFan
09-16-2012, 12:41 AM
He'll pitch against the Reds and look like Sandy Koufax. But it won't matter. We're going to be NL Central champs.

Jefferson24
09-16-2012, 12:49 AM
He'll pitch against the Reds and look like Sandy Koufax. But it won't matter. We're going to be NL Central champs.

Oh, I hope not. I was hoping he could come back and pitch in a few meaningless games this year, however the Cards will likely be in the wild card race up until the end.

Brutus
09-16-2012, 12:53 AM
Forget the Cardinals, Dodgers and Pirates. I think the teams here to continue monitoring are the Brewers (2 1/2 out) and the Phillies (3 out).

I'd actually put my money on Milwaukee if I had bet on a horse in this race, even though Philly is tempting because of their staff.

WebScorpion
09-16-2012, 12:58 AM
Looking forward to Carpenter coming back and laying a big egg. When do they think he will go?They're saying Thursday against Houston or Friday against the Cubs will be his first start. They're now tied with the Dodgers for the final Wild Card spot. It's likely that by the time the Reds play them in the final series of the season, they'll still be fighting for that spot and we'll have clinched the division. It will be the Reds final warmup for the playoffs...they should be playing free and easy and heading into a couple (or possibly three) days off after the last game. I'm hoping for enough wins to knock the Cards completely out of contention. ;)

Jefferson24
09-16-2012, 01:59 AM
Forget the Cardinals, Dodgers and Pirates. I think the teams here to continue monitoring are the Brewers (2 1/2 out) and the Phillies (3 out).

I'd actually put my money on Milwaukee if I had bet on a horse in this race, even though Philly is tempting because of their staff.

After last year I have a hard time forgetting the Cards. I know they are not the same team but I still find them worrisome.

Sea Ray
09-16-2012, 10:51 AM
Cards post game can't stop talking about how he was out at 2nd on the steal.

It was very close; dare I say it was a tie...in other words the throw didn't "beat him" thus the safe call was the correct one. If they really thought it was a blown call, why didn't Matheny or anyone argue it at the time?

cincrazy
09-16-2012, 07:28 PM
With a runner on third and two outs, the Dodgers just intentionally walked Beltran to get to Holliday. I don't get that decision at all, I don't care if the Holliday matchup makes it righty vs. righty. Holliday is the better hitter at this point.

cincrazy
09-16-2012, 07:29 PM
Luckily, Holliday was retired. To the bottom of the 10th we go.

redsmetz
09-16-2012, 07:35 PM
Presently runners on 1st & 3rd with only one out in the bottom of the 10th. I've been fiddling with the win expectancy calculator - let's go, Dodgers!

redsmetz
09-16-2012, 07:37 PM
Runner on third trapped on a groundball to 2nd, fought off being tagged out until runners advanced to 2nd and 3rd - two down. Cards walk Ethier intentionally to load them up. Kemp up to bat.

redsmetz
09-16-2012, 07:40 PM
Kemp pops to center, on to the 11th - rats!

OldXOhio
09-16-2012, 07:43 PM
How's about another 19 inning loss red birds

HokieRed
09-16-2012, 07:54 PM
Ramirez with a single after an out by Gonzalez. 1 out, man on first.

HokieRed
09-16-2012, 07:55 PM
Cruz pops out. 2 out.

HokieRed
09-16-2012, 08:00 PM
Ellis fans. On to the 12th.

OldRightHander
09-16-2012, 08:00 PM
My guess is I'm not the only one hoping for about a 20 inning loss by the Cards.

redsmetz
09-16-2012, 08:01 PM
Heading to the 12th in L.A.

vaticanplum
09-16-2012, 08:06 PM
Brewers are a half-game up on the Pirates now. The Buccos have one more game in Chicago tomorrow, while the Brewers are off. So those two teams will meet this week either a game apart or tied. Big series for them.

Brutus
09-16-2012, 08:07 PM
My guess is I'm not the only one hoping for about a 20 inning loss by the Cards.

At this point, I don't care at least inasmuch as I dislike them regardless of what they do. I no longer fear the Cardinals so I don't really care what happens beyond that.

Now, that said, no matter who the Reds play in the playoffs, nothing should be taken for granted. But the division is pretty much wrapped up and the Cards clearly are not a great baseball team. So whether they win or lose only extends to my dislike for them lol

WVRedsFan
09-16-2012, 08:48 PM
Cards win and the magic number is still 5.

Brutus
09-16-2012, 11:40 PM
The Braves completed a 3-game sweep of the Nationals tonight. They're now starting to make it a little interesting for the NL East, though they're still 5 1/2 back.

More noteworthy for Cincinnati is that the Reds are just 1.5 games back of Washington for a possible top seed.

HeatherC1212
09-17-2012, 12:04 AM
With their win today the Orioles will officially have their first winning season in (I think) fifteen years!!!! GO ORIOLES!!!! :D What a great step up for them after so many years of losing. I am SO happy for the team and their fans tonight! :jump:

traderumor
09-17-2012, 10:32 AM
The Braves completed a 3-game sweep of the Nationals tonight. They're now starting to make it a little interesting for the NL East, though they're still 5 1/2 back.

More noteworthy for Cincinnati is that the Reds are just 1.5 games back of Washington for a possible top seed.So, if the Reds fall to the 3rd seed, would they get the first two playoff games at home? Maybe they should let the Giants pass them?

reds44
09-17-2012, 03:01 PM
So, if the Reds fall to the 3rd seed, would they get the first two playoff games at home? Maybe they should let the Giants pass them?
What? And have to play a potential game 5 on the road?

Sea Ray
09-17-2012, 03:05 PM
No thanks. The idea is to take one of the first two games and then look forward to finishing it up at home. This puts a lot of pressure on the opening home team to win both of them

PuffyPig
09-17-2012, 03:14 PM
So, if the Reds fall to the 3rd seed, would they get the first two playoff games at home? Maybe they should let the Giants pass them?

3 home playoff games is better than 2 home games. Plus you want the last one to be sure.

traderumor
09-17-2012, 04:35 PM
What? And have to play a potential game 5 on the road?


No thanks. The idea is to take one of the first two games and then look forward to finishing it up at home. This puts a lot of pressure on the opening home team to win both of them


3 home playoff games is better than 2 home games. Plus you want the last one to be sure.I agree, so I guess maybe folks should stop wringing their hands about the first two games on the road then.

Brutus
09-17-2012, 05:38 PM
I agree, so I guess maybe folks should stop wringing their hands about the first two games on the road then.

And to be honest, as a baseball fan, I'd gladly have the higher seeds start out on the road if it meant doing away with all the extraneous off-days in the playoffs.

I think it's silly to play six, sometimes seven days a week, and sometimes without a day off for travel, then in the playoffs have an off-day three times in a 7-game series.

It's almost assuredly done for television, to spread the games out, but I don't like it. I'd like to see them have a max of one day off per series.

PuffyPig
09-17-2012, 05:44 PM
And to be honest, as a baseball fan, I'd gladly have the higher seeds start out on the road if it meant doing away with all the extraneous off-days in the playoffs.

I think it's silly to play six, sometimes seven days a week, and sometimes without a day off for travel, then in the playoffs have an off-day three times in a 7-game series.

It's almost assuredly done for television, to spread the games out, but I don't like it. I'd like to see them have a max of one day off per series.

I believe the travel days started in the old days when travel wasn't quite so quick and, more importantly, the world series was played as all day games, and stared on Sat/Sun, and ended on Sat/Sun. That way, potentially 4 out of 7 days might get higher ratings. I believe they started doing night games for the T-W-T games in the early 70's, but initially the weekend games remained day games.

Blitz Dorsey
09-17-2012, 06:10 PM
Only MLB could screw this up though. Why is the higher seed starting out on the road? There is no sound rationale for that. What is wrong with a 2-2-1 format?

Sea Ray
09-17-2012, 08:40 PM
Only MLB could screw this up though. Why is the higher seed starting out on the road? There is no sound rationale for that. What is wrong with a 2-2-1 format?

It's an extra trip...$$

Tadasimha
09-17-2012, 09:59 PM
Only MLB could screw this up though. Why is the higher seed starting out on the road? There is no sound rationale for that. What is wrong with a 2-2-1 format?

It keeps down the travel time - only one travel day instead of two, which keeps the playoffs from extending too long.

gilpdawg
09-18-2012, 07:29 AM
Only MLB could screw this up though. Why is the higher seed starting out on the road? There is no sound rationale for that. What is wrong with a 2-2-1 format?
That's only for this year, IIRC, since they already had the schedule set when they decided to add the extra wild card they had to work around it.

The Operator
09-18-2012, 12:45 PM
Only MLB could screw this up though. Why is the higher seed starting out on the road? There is no sound rationale for that. What is wrong with a 2-2-1 format?You said it there. Another in a long line of Bud Selig foibles.

Hoosier Red
09-18-2012, 04:47 PM
And to be honest, as a baseball fan, I'd gladly have the higher seeds start out on the road if it meant doing away with all the extraneous off-days in the playoffs.

I think it's silly to play six, sometimes seven days a week, and sometimes without a day off for travel, then in the playoffs have an off-day three times in a 7-game series.

It's almost assuredly done for television, to spread the games out, but I don't like it. I'd like to see them have a max of one day off per series.

Maybe I'm way off the mark, but I thought I remembered hockey series that went 2-2-1-1-1 would ALWAYS be back to back for the 6th and 7th game.

It's little quirks like that which only I would find interesting, but it really plays into the motivation of a team with a 3-2 lead. As in, you better win tonight or else there's going to be a plane flight and a do or die game tomorrow.

Would seem to give extra benefit to a team that takes care of business quickly too.

Reds Fanatic
09-18-2012, 11:45 PM
Cards won 4-1. So the updated wild card standings for the final wild card spot are the Cards 1.5 games over the Dodgers, 2.5 games over the Brewers, 3.5 over the Pirates and 4 over the Phillies.

redsfaninbsg
09-18-2012, 11:53 PM
Why do I get the feeling the Reds will open the playoffs in St. Louis?

Reds Fanatic
09-18-2012, 11:56 PM
Why do I get the feeling the Reds will open the playoffs in St. Louis?

If that happens it would follow playing them the last 3 games of the regular season in St. Louis

cumberlandreds
09-19-2012, 07:44 AM
The Orioles and Mariners played all night last night. They went 18 innings and the game wasn't over until 3:54 am est. Orioles won for the 14 straight time in extra innings.

vaticanplum
09-19-2012, 03:59 PM
The Orioles and Mariners played all night last night. They went 18 innings and the game wasn't over until 3:54 am est. Orioles won for the 14 straight time in extra innings.

A good friend of mine is a die-hard, lifelong Orioles fan from Baltimore who now lives in Seattle. Last night was the only game of the series he could attend. Unbelievable game he saw, and stayed til the (non-)bitter end. If the season didn't feel magic to him before, surely it's going to be hard not to see it that way now.

Chip R
09-19-2012, 04:05 PM
A good friend of mine is a die-hard, lifelong Orioles fan from Baltimore who now lives in Seattle. Last night was the only game of the series he could attend. Unbelievable game he saw, and stayed til the (non-)bitter end. If the season didn't feel magic to him before, surely it's going to be hard not to see it that way now.

Major props to him for staying through the whole thing. :eek:

vaticanplum
09-19-2012, 04:19 PM
Major props to him for staying through the whole thing. :eek:

He sure got lucky. If I were a Reds fan living in, say, LA, and the Reds were in a pennant race, and I LEFT a Dodgers-Reds game that the Reds would go onto win in 18, I would never forgive myself. (And I would never forgive the Reds if they lost.)

Chip R
09-19-2012, 04:37 PM
He sure got lucky. If I were a Reds fan living in, say, LA, and the Reds were in a pennant race, and I LEFT a Dodgers-Reds game that the Reds would go onto win in 18, I would never forgive myself. (And I would never forgive the Reds if they lost.)

I think I would get over it pretty quickly. Although I do have this - I don't know if fantasy is the right word - hope that the Reds get involved in some extra inning game - it would have to be on the west coast - and I go to bed when it's in the 11th inning or so and when I wake up in the morning, the game is still going on.

Kc61
09-19-2012, 05:03 PM
Why do I get the feeling the Reds will open the playoffs in St. Louis?

Because the Nats have a tough schedule and can easily fall behind the Reds for the top NL spot in the playoffs.

And because the Cards are leading the second wild card spot and right now have a bunch of games with the Stros and Cubs.

That's probably why you think it.

But keep in mind that they have to beat the Bravos first, in the WC game, before they play anyone in the playoffs.

Meanwhile, Dodgers and Nats playing a doubleheader. 1-1 in the first game, Harang and Zimmermann. Now 3-1 Nats in the sixth inning.

Brutus
09-19-2012, 07:10 PM
The Brewers already lead the Pirates 1-0 in the first on an Aoki leadoff homer.

Tom Servo
09-19-2012, 09:22 PM
So has anybody been seeing what Kris Medlen is doing for Atlanta? He already has a .89 ERA in 9 starts (62.2 innings), and tonight he's thrown up another 8 shutout innings against Miami. :eek:

Brutus
09-19-2012, 09:26 PM
So has anybody been seeing what Kris Medlen is doing for Atlanta? He already has a .89 ERA in 9 starts (62.2 innings), and tonight he's thrown up another 8 shutout innings against Miami. :eek:

He's been absolutely fantastic. Been making them forget about Beachy.

_Sir_Charles_
09-20-2012, 11:06 AM
O's are a fun team to watch. As a guy who loves to watch great defense, this particular highlight was a joy to watch. Mercy!

http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=24923177&c_id=mlb

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2012, 01:59 PM
Astros take a 1-0 lead on the Cardinals in the first inning on a bases loaded walk.

Tom Servo
09-20-2012, 02:12 PM
And then Allen Craig hit a 3 run HR.

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2012, 02:12 PM
3-1 Cardinals in the first inning. The Astros played like the 2004 Astros against the Reds, but just lay down against the Cardinals.

Kc61
09-20-2012, 02:23 PM
3-1 Cardinals in the first inning. The Astros played like the 2004 Astros against the Reds, but just lay down against the Cardinals.

Astros may do better next week when they play in Houston. Maybe.

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2012, 02:41 PM
Astros tie it up at 3 in the third inning.

WildcatFan
09-20-2012, 03:29 PM
This came from Joe Posnanski and is the 2012 Baltimore Orioles in a nutshell. Showalter has had so much trouble figuring out a lineup, that the batters he has used the most times in the leadoff and third spots are both Nick Markakis.

Wonderful Monds
09-20-2012, 04:17 PM
This came from Joe Posnanski and is the 2012 Baltimore Orioles in a nutshell. Showalter has had so much trouble figuring out a lineup, that the batters he has used the most times in the leadoff and third spots are both Nick Markakis.

Brandon Phillips might approach #2 in both those categories for us.

redsmetz
09-20-2012, 04:27 PM
Here's been my mantra for the last month or so when the Astros have played someone we need them to beat: "Could you just pretend like you're a major league baseball team."

vaticanplum
09-20-2012, 09:31 PM
Brewers beat the Pirates. Dodgers are down 4-1 to the Nationals at the bottom of the seventh. Presuming the Dodgers lose tonight, WC standings will be Braves, Cardinals, Brewers, Dodgers, Phillies. Then the Pirates, who are now tied with...Arizona.

If the Dodgers come back to win, they will be tied with the Brewers.

BCubb2003
09-20-2012, 09:46 PM
Here's been my mantra for the last month or so when the Astros have played someone we need them to beat: "Could you just pretend like you're a major league baseball team."

"Those 50 games you're going to win this year? Could some of them be this week?"

cumberlandreds
09-21-2012, 11:09 AM
Nationals clinch a playoff berth. This is the first time since 1933 that there has been post season baseball in DC. Also the first season the Nationals franchise has had a winning record since moving to dc.

http://www.wtop.com/490/2529800/Fans-ecstatic-Nats-head-to-postseason

traderumor
09-21-2012, 01:17 PM
Cards need to handle Cubs this weekend, will probably get help from Reds, Washington and Atlanta. If they take 2 of 3 from Cubbies, its going to take some winning every night from the rest of the field to catch them.

cumberlandreds
09-21-2012, 01:20 PM
Cards need to handle Cubs this weekend, will probably get help from Reds, Washington and Atlanta. If they take 2 of 3 from Cubbies, its going to take some winning every night from the rest of the field to catch them.

You're right, the Cards are in a really good stretch of games. The next six are against the Cubs and Astros. If they take care of business they will be hard to catch for that 2nd wild card slot.

cumberlandreds
09-21-2012, 02:40 PM
Cards get a run in the first against the Cubby Bears.

WildcatFan
09-21-2012, 03:20 PM
Cards get a run in the first against the Cubby Bears.

Maybe I'm spoiled by 2010, but I really want to clinch on a Reds win rather than a Cardinals loss.

Reds Fanatic
09-21-2012, 03:21 PM
Cards now up 2-0 in the 3rd

reds1869
09-21-2012, 03:22 PM
C'mon, Baby Bears, I want to watch a clincher tonight.

HeatherC1212
09-21-2012, 03:25 PM
C'mon, Baby Bears, I want to watch a clincher tonight.

Me too! Can't believe I'm rooting this hard for the Cubs.... :eek:

Reds Fanatic
09-21-2012, 03:27 PM
Cubs have scored twice in the 3rd. Tie game 2-2.

traderumor
09-21-2012, 03:54 PM
Cubs behind being the Cubs.

Descalso misses the bunt on the squeeze, Castillo misses the ball on the catch, run scores anyhow.

Cards threatening in the 5th.

Looks like we'll have to do it ourselves with a couple of wins with the Cards playing minor leaguers all week.

OesterPoster
09-21-2012, 04:01 PM
Cards leave 'em loaded in the 5th. Still lead 3-2.

OnBaseMachine
09-21-2012, 04:19 PM
3-2 Cardinals headed to the bottom of the 6th in Wrigley.

OnBaseMachine
09-21-2012, 04:26 PM
Cubs have runners on 1st and 2nd, 1 out, for Dave Sappelt.

Chip R
09-21-2012, 04:31 PM
Cubs have runners on 1st and 2nd, 1 out, for Dave Sappelt.

I think we all know how this is going to turn out. :(

OnBaseMachine
09-21-2012, 04:32 PM
Of course the Cubs didn't score.

Chip R
09-21-2012, 04:34 PM
Of course the Cubs didn't score.

I hate to say I told you so, but...

OnBaseMachine
09-21-2012, 04:47 PM
Yeah, I'm not expecting any help from the Cubs. Reds will have to win 2 of 3 to clinch this weekend.

Lead off single by DeJesus in the bottom of the 7th.

Reds Fanatic
09-21-2012, 05:12 PM
Now 4-2 Cards in the 8th.

The chances to clinch tonight look slim.

Kc61
09-21-2012, 05:44 PM
Darwin Barney ties the Cards in the ninth.

OnBaseMachine
09-21-2012, 05:45 PM
Wow! Two outs, nobody on base. DeJesus singles, Darwin Barney 2-run HR ties the game at 4.

Kc61
09-21-2012, 05:46 PM
Couple of more at bats like that and Barney could win the Gold Glove award.

jhc2010
09-21-2012, 05:48 PM
Today would have been a great day for the Cubs to be on WGN. Too bad.

oneupper
09-21-2012, 05:49 PM
Cards actually caught a break earlier in the inning when Dave Sappelt was called out (incorrectly) on a close play at first.

OnBaseMachine
09-21-2012, 05:57 PM
Cubs-Cardinals tied at 4-4 heading to the bottom of the 10th in Wrigley.

OnBaseMachine
09-21-2012, 06:14 PM
Still tied at 4 heading to the bottom of the 11th.

OnBaseMachine
09-21-2012, 06:17 PM
Lead off single for the Cubs.

OnBaseMachine
09-21-2012, 06:19 PM
Sappelt sac bunt moves the runner to 2nd. 1 out.

Brutus
09-21-2012, 06:19 PM
Not sure how I feel about the sac bunt there, though I realize you only need to play for a single run.

OnBaseMachine
09-21-2012, 06:21 PM
Freaking crappy weather in Wrigley just knocked down what would probably have been a game winning hit. Two outs, runner on 3rd for DeJesus.

OnBaseMachine
09-21-2012, 06:23 PM
DeJesus singles! Cubs win 5-4! Reds can clinch tonight!

Chip R
09-21-2012, 06:23 PM
It's beginning to look a lot like Clinchmas.

Brutus
09-21-2012, 06:23 PM
Cubs win! Cubs win! The Cubs win!

Hey Chicago, what do you say?

Redsfan320
09-21-2012, 06:24 PM
YEAH!!!

Thank God for MLB.tv

LETS GO CUBS!!!!

...and the walk-off hit by none other than Reds deadline wish-listee David DeJesus.

320

OldRightHander
09-21-2012, 06:26 PM
Going tonight. Hoping for a celebration.

HeatherC1212
09-22-2012, 01:50 AM
I actually saw the end of that Cubs-Cardinals game tonight.....at GABP when we walked in the front gate! They were playing it on all the TVs prior to the Reds game tonight and I think this may be the first and last time I've ever stood with a huge group of fellow Reds fans and cheered my head off for a Cubs win, LMAO :laugh: :lol: :D

The crowd was amped up all night for the Reds after that but the guys just couldn't quite get it done. *sigh* :(

Gizmo
09-22-2012, 02:18 AM
I actually saw the end of that Cubs-Cardinals game tonight.....at GABP when we walked in the front gate! They were playing it on all the TVs prior to the Reds game tonight and I think this may be the first and last time I've ever stood with a huge group of fellow Reds fans and cheered my head off for a Cubs win, LMAO :laugh: :lol: :D

The crowd was amped up all night for the Reds after that but the guys just couldn't quite get it done. *sigh* :(

I was there for all that too. Pretty sad that the Cubs gave us more excitement than the Reds. We're planning on going to Oktoberfest tomorrow afternoon and celebrating on the square in the evening. Maybe the Reds will bring those plans to fruition.

Sea Ray
09-22-2012, 09:21 AM
I was there for all that too. Pretty sad that the Cubs gave us more excitement than the Reds. We're planning on going to Oktoberfest tomorrow afternoon and celebrating on the square in the evening. Maybe the Reds will bring those plans to fruition.

Ditto.

:beerme:

Hope to see you there...

Kc61
09-22-2012, 10:07 AM
Who ever thought that the pitcher for the Reds' clincher this year could be Travis Wood?

OldRightHander
09-22-2012, 03:09 PM
Cubsup 4-3 in the 7th. Watching it on the big screen at GABP.

WildcatFan
09-22-2012, 03:19 PM
Watching it on the big screen at GABP.

Oh that's awesome.

WildcatFan
09-22-2012, 03:22 PM
Molina flies out. 4-3 Cubs top 8.

WildcatFan
09-22-2012, 03:25 PM
Friese strikes out. 2 down.

WildcatFan
09-22-2012, 03:31 PM
Matt Carpenter singles, first and third.

SirFelixCat
09-22-2012, 03:32 PM
Cubsup 4-3 in the 7th. Watching it on the big screen at GABP.

Too cool!

WildcatFan
09-22-2012, 03:36 PM
Robinson strikes out. Three outs to the division.

RBA
09-22-2012, 03:39 PM
Just tuned to WGN. Thanks

westofyou
09-22-2012, 03:44 PM
Here we go

757690
09-22-2012, 03:44 PM
Robinson strikes out. Three outs to the division.

Yeah, but it involves the Cubs and Marmol getting them :scared:

SirFelixCat
09-22-2012, 03:45 PM
I guess we're some of the only ones who DON'T want the Cubs to win today...I want the boys to clinch it on the field, not before the game.

And OldRightHander...any chance to see a pic of the folks in the stands watching today?

RBA
09-22-2012, 03:46 PM
I prefer if the Cardinals don't make the post season. They really have no business in it.

RedsMan3203
09-22-2012, 03:46 PM
I guess we're some of the only ones who DON'T want the Cubs to win today...I want the boys to clinch it on the field, not before the game.

And OldRightHander...any chance to see a pic of the folks in the stands watching today?

I'm with yah.... I'd rather it be with a win.....

westofyou
09-22-2012, 03:47 PM
I guess we're some of the only ones who DON'T want the Cubs to win today...I want the boys to clinch it on the field, not before the game.

And OldRightHander...any chance to see a pic of the folks in the stands watching today?

I root for a Cardinals loss, they are zombies and I don't want them alive at the end of the season, every loss they can get I'm wanting it

WildcatFan
09-22-2012, 03:48 PM
Strikeout. One down.

SirFelixCat
09-22-2012, 03:48 PM
I root for a Cardinals loss, they are zombies and I don't want them alive at the end of the season, every loss they can get I'm wanting it
This is valid. I loathe the Cards, so if they miss the playoffs, that's another win, cuz, well, Fornicate the Cards!

westofyou
09-22-2012, 03:49 PM
The undead live

WildcatFan
09-22-2012, 03:49 PM
Beltran goes yard to tie it up.

SirFelixCat
09-22-2012, 03:49 PM
Listening to the Cards...


Tie game

RedsMan3203
09-22-2012, 03:50 PM
Beltran HR.

SirFelixCat
09-22-2012, 04:01 PM
The flying Molina twists weird to get out of the way of a wild pitch and very well may have strained an oblique or similar. Pulled from the game w/ a 1-0 pitch.

WildcatFan
09-22-2012, 04:03 PM
The flying Molina twists weird to get out of the way of a wild pitch and very well may have strained an oblique or similar. Pulled from the game w/ a 1-0 pitch.

Best of both worlds. You didn't hit him and he still hurt himself. Headed to bottom 9 tied.

WildcatFan
09-22-2012, 04:12 PM
Single. First and second with two outs for DeJesus.

WildcatFan
09-22-2012, 04:18 PM
Fly out. Headed to extras.

SirFelixCat
09-22-2012, 04:18 PM
Free beisbol in Chicago!

oneupper
09-22-2012, 04:21 PM
Free beisbol in Chicago!

Here's a thought. Cubs-Cards go 19 innings ending with a Cubs win AFTER the REDS beat the Dodgers.
Cards lose, Reds clinch on field.

WildcatFan
09-22-2012, 04:25 PM
Here's a thought. Cubs-Cards go 19 innings ending with a Cubs win AFTER the REDS beat the Dodgers.
Cards lose, Reds clinch on field.

Marathon game starts a spiral for St. Louis they can't recover from, miss the playoffs altogether.

_Sir_Charles_
09-22-2012, 04:29 PM
Now that's a scenario I could get behind. :clap:

WildcatFan
09-22-2012, 04:33 PM
Cards take the lead on a Jon Jay double.

SirFelixCat
09-22-2012, 04:39 PM
Here's a thought. Cubs-Cards go 19 innings ending with a Cubs win AFTER the REDS beat the Dodgers.
Cards lose, Reds clinch on field.

This needs to happen:laugh::thumbup:

Tony Cloninger
09-22-2012, 04:39 PM
That's what you get for putting a rookie out there ...in this type of game. He was all over the place. Way too many Cards fans cheering out there....even more pathetic.

SirFelixCat
09-22-2012, 04:46 PM
Well, let's win this somofafemaledog on the field today! :thumbup:

WildcatFan
09-22-2012, 04:49 PM
Cubs do a Cubs thing.

dougdirt
09-22-2012, 06:33 PM
The Baltimore Orioles won in extra innings today. That makes 16 extra innings games in a row that they have won. If you want to know how a team has a -5 run differential, but has 87 wins and 64 losses, look at the team being 16-2 in extra innings this season as a big reason how.

Brutus
09-22-2012, 06:39 PM
The Baltimore Orioles won in extra innings today. That makes 16 extra innings games in a row that they have won. If you want to know how a team has a -5 run differential, but has 87 wins and 64 losses, look at the team being 16-2 in extra innings this season as a big reason how.

27-8 in 1-run games as well.

Simply unbelievable

membengal
09-22-2012, 06:59 PM
Awesome for the locals, thrilled for all Os fans here. Going to the doubleheader on Monday against the Jays. Should be a great atmosphere.

Damn yankees won't lose, though. Which is a bummer.

Tony Cloninger
09-22-2012, 07:18 PM
What a joke. YOu let Raul Ibanez..... I mean below average hitters beat you like that OAK?

Just beacuse they were a Yankee uniform does not mean you should be scared and blow a game like that. Complete joke.

Reds Fanatic
09-23-2012, 10:22 AM
The Giants last night became the 2nd team to clinch their division.

Kc61
09-23-2012, 02:50 PM
The Giants last night became the 2nd team to clinch their division.

Giants are a hot ballclub, won 9 of last 10, and are just three behind the Reds in the seedings race.

Really, the Nats, Reds and Giants are pretty close in terms of overall best record.

Much may depend on how tough the Phils play the Nats, with six games left between them.

Right now, Sunday, Brewers lead the Nats by a run, 1-0, in the fourth inning. Now it's 2-0 for the hot Brewers, still rallyingin the fourth.

traderumor
09-23-2012, 02:51 PM
Twins vs. Tigers, bases loaded wild pitch, Villareal covers, takes the throw from Laird and just steps on the plate, does not apply the tag, thought it was a force play apparently. That's a major leaguer there. He just stepped on the plate, thought he had the out. :lol:

traderumor
09-23-2012, 02:56 PM
Giants are a hot ballclub, won 9 of last 10, and are just three behind the Reds in the seedings race.

Really, the Nats, Reds and Giants are pretty close in terms of overall best record.

Much may depend on how tough the Phils play the Nats, with six games left between them.

Right now, Sunday, Brewers lead the Nats by a run, 1-0, in the fourth inning. Now it's 2-0 for the hot Brewers, still rallyingin the fourth.I know they count, they deserve credit, but since Aug. 28, they have played Hou, Chi, AZ, LA, Col, AZ, Col, and SD at home. They've taken advantage of a soft part of their schedule. It is good to know as our likely opponent in round 1. I honestly like the SF matchup slightly less than Atlanta and more than St. Louis.

Kc61
09-23-2012, 03:20 PM
I know they count, they deserve credit, but since Aug. 28, they have played Hou, Chi, AZ, LA, Col, AZ, Col, and SD at home. They've taken advantage of a soft part of their schedule. It is good to know as our likely opponent in round 1. I honestly like the SF matchup slightly less than Atlanta and more than St. Louis.

The only team I want to avoid in the first round - as is likely - is the Nationals. Washington beat up on the Reds much earlier in the season. Again, it's likely the Nats will not be the Reds opponent although it is possible.

The other few teams, Giants, Cards, Braves, possibly Brewers, it's hard to tell. You could argue it either way, they all have advantages and disadvantages. The Brewers are so hot, they may be the worst choice of the four.

Right now the Brewers have the bases loaded up 2-0 over the Nats in the fifth with Lucroy coming up.

mth123
09-23-2012, 08:36 PM
The only team I want to avoid in the first round - as is likely - is the Nationals. Washington beat up on the Reds much earlier in the season. Again, it's likely the Nats will not be the Reds opponent although it is possible.

The other few teams, Giants, Cards, Braves, possibly Brewers, it's hard to tell. You could argue it either way, they all have advantages and disadvantages. The Brewers are so hot, they may be the worst choice of the four.

Right now the Brewers have the bases loaded up 2-0 over the Nats in the fifth with Lucroy coming up.

Cain and Bumgarner are probably the 2 best starting pitchers among the contenders. Philly is a long shot so I don't count those. With Strasburg out only Gio compares IMO. Atlanta and St. Louis don't really have anybody who compares to those with the possible exception of Kris Medlin and its likely that that the best of the wild card teams will be used up in the play in game and at the very least won't be available until the series is back at GABP. Milwaukee has Gallardo who I'd put in that category, but again, he may be used in the play in game if they get that far. Looking at the rosters, Cain and Bumgarner in San Fran looks to be the toughest match-up.

Brutus
09-23-2012, 10:20 PM
Cain and Bumgarner are probably the 2 best starting pitchers among the contenders. Philly is a long shot so I don't count those. With Strasburg out only Gio compares IMO. Atlanta and St. Louis don't really have anybody who compares to those with the possible exception of Kris Medlin and its likely that that the best of the wild card teams will be used up in the play in game and at the very least won't be available until the series is back at GABP. Milwaukee has Gallardo who I'd put in that category, but again, he may be used in the play in game if they get that far. Looking at the rosters, Cain and Bumgarner in San Fran looks to be the toughest match-up.

It's really close, but I prefer Gonzalez-Zimmerman over Cain-Bumgarner as far as who's the best. If you ask me to expand to a third guy or fourth guy, without Strasburg then it's a no-doubter as Voglesong and either Lincecum or Zito would easily be my choice over Detwiler & Jackson.

PuffyPig
09-24-2012, 06:56 AM
It's really close, but I prefer Gonzalez-Zimmerman over Cain-Bumgarner as far as who's the best. If you ask me to expand to a third guy or fourth guy, without Strasburg then it's a no-doubter as Voglesong and either Lincecum or Zito would easily be my choice over Detwiler & Jackson.

Voglesong has been pretty brutal since ther all star break. And Zito? Lincecum has actually been pretty good down the stretch.

mdccclxix
09-24-2012, 10:36 PM
Just watched Dunn hit 2 hr in his last two at bats. Said to myself, "I wish I could see Dunn hit one out." And he delivers 2 of them tonight. Took the Sox from down 3-1 to up 5-3 all by himself. I always like the team that's trailing in the division race in the AL Central, as they're invariably 1-3 games out of first the last week of the season. Grew up a Tigers fan, but am easily wooed by any of the AL Central teams.

Chip R
09-24-2012, 10:40 PM
Pittsburgh loses again.

Brutus
09-24-2012, 10:55 PM
Well, coupled with the Brewers' loss today, it looks now like St. Louis has the second wild care almost locked up since they're about to beat Houston. The Dodgers are still hovering, but it's going to be very unlikely.

traderumor
09-25-2012, 09:45 AM
Yea, Cards just need to win the last 3 series to wrap it up. 5-3 would get them to 88-74. Milwaukee and LA would have to win out to catch them at that pace. Of course, even though the Reds and Nats probably won't be their normal selves, the Cards might stumble in those two series which could make things interesting.

The Reds can hurt Milwaukee's chances if they play well in this series, which with Cueto, Arroyo, and Latos going and Gallardo and Estrada already pitching, it is no easy task for the Brewers, even playing a relaxed, already playoff bound team.

WildcatFan
09-26-2012, 04:03 PM
I haven't seen this anywhere, but here's a strange stat: Three of the four home run leaders this season were Reds in 2007.

mdccclxix
09-26-2012, 04:08 PM
I haven't seen this anywhere, but here's a strange stat: Three of the four home run leaders this season were Reds in 2007.

Yeah, at one point they were 1-2-3 with Bruce likely 5-10 somewhere.

OesterPoster
09-26-2012, 04:48 PM
Noticed that Chris Dickerson was trending on Twitter.

Yep, it's THAT Chris Dickerson. Hit a 2 run HR for the Yanks today.

vaticanplum
09-26-2012, 09:52 PM
It's all but a formality at this point, but the Braves have officially clinched the first WC spot. St. Louis is really going to have to fall apart not to grab the second.

The AL races are getting very exciting. Detroit and Chicago are really battling it out every day for that division, with the loser standing no chance for the Wild Card. I'm pulling for Chicago. Fun fact: the NL has every division and one Wild Card spot locked up, but not one team in the AL has officially clinched anything.

Brutus
09-26-2012, 11:42 PM
In other news, the Pirates have to go 5-2 to avoid another losing season, and 6-1 to have a winning season (first in 20 years).

Chip R
09-27-2012, 08:52 AM
I saw that HOU beat StL last night with Chris Carpenter getting the L. :beerme: