QUOTE=texasdave;2903082]17 of the next 20 on the road. A three-game home series with the Pirates mixed in. 10 games on the West Coast. Hold on, folks.[/QUOTE]
The older I get - the better I was
and yes - I hate the Cardinals (Reds fan since 1958)
This team doesn't have a VERY good plate approach.. Just like today, Bruce leading off the 7th.. the pitcher throws 2 in a row not near the plat.e. You need baserunners.. He swings at the next pitch and its a easy flyout.. Thats not smart baseball.. Thats why I wish Jocaby would be gone.. I dont see a teaching of the hitting approach. They dont have a plan when three is 2 outs and men on base... they showed I think Fridays game.. the Reds were LAST in hitting with 2 outs with men on base.. Like .178.. THAT is not doing your coaching job in my opinion...Mitchell would be a Huge upgrade since it seems Walt wont get players that makes the team better right now.. Our catchers/SS and sometimes LF have not helped this team..
Reds have the same record this year as they did last year after 88 games. 50-38.
A summer watching a bad Reds' team, is still a pretty good summer.
Rounding third and heading for home...
Considering the Mariners hit homers in the first inning of each game, and scored 3 early runs in each game, and how two average pitchers shut down the Reds offense, you have to wonder about the Reds advanced scouting. It might be is reason why they are so lousy in Interleague play.
"Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.
Of note: Seattle has scored 19 runs in their last two games (against Boston). Looks like we are not the only ones to catch them at a bad time.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."