Hanigan and Izturis are hitting .357.
Unfortunately, that's combined.
Robinson absolutely smoking it down the line there. 1st and 3rd now.
1. I never said to throw our best relievers.
2. In my list of relievers and when they last pitched, I did not include Chapman. I was not considering using Chapman.
3. Obviously you're new to how Dusty lets Bronson get shelled. In the past, Dusty simply concedes the game. I am against conceding games.
4. Before the A's got 6 or 7 runs, Dusty could have put in Lecure or someone who could go 3 innings, and Cingrani is a lefty and the A's stacked the lineup with lefthanded hitters.
Maybe the Reds could have stopped the bleeding and removed Arroyo on his "off night" of pitching.
But no. Let's concede the game.
When we finish a game short of making the playoffs, remember how you were fine conceding the game.
"I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.
"Man do I miss the days where were didn't need a calculator and an encyclopedia of baseball metrics to enjoy a baseball game ... - MikeS21" - 8/2/12 game thread
Reds are going to be in a hole after tonight, barring a comeback by themselves or Seattle
You don't pull your starting pitcher in the 2nd inning in June. You will literally set your bullpen (which is already thin to begin with) back for weeks.
It's not a good idea. No manager in baseball is going to do what you're asking. Not one.
But this year it's just brutal. He looks fine defensively, still throws well. But wow he's just an automatic out at the plate.
Maybe he'll get going, but it seems very possible the guy isn't healthy.
Choo with one to the wall. That'll be a sacrifice fly. 7-2.
Red Raindog (06-25-2013)
Votto takes ball four on four pitches. We've got 1st and 2nd again. Let's see if we can do anything with it.