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Thread: 8/20/13 Reds v. 'Zona

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    Re: 8/20/13 Reds v. 'Zona

    Quote Originally Posted by 40YrRedsFan View Post
    He's been lights out since.
    He's been solid all year...but 3 of his 5 losses are against the Reds. I do get your point though, Reds haven't faired well against lefties for the most part...but Liriano doesn't appear to be one of them.

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    Re: 8/20/13 Reds v. 'Zona

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingspoint View Post
    You have to try to put some pressure on Corbin. A wild pitch. A hit-batsman. Work a count. Swinging first pitch in that particular situation is just poor batting. No intelligence went into that plate appearance.
    At the same time, the pressure was already ON Corbin. He's going to do everything he can to get ahead. The best bet for a pitch in the heart of the zone during that AB was on the first pitch. He hasn't been wild tonight so the odds of a WP or HBP is pretty slim. Working the count works when a guy isn't pounding the strike zone on the black like Corbin is tonight. If you see a pitch you can drive...take a whack at it regardless of what # pitch it is in the AB IMO.
    Chapman to the rotation!!!! Do it already!!!!

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    Re: 8/20/13 Reds v. 'Zona

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingspoint View Post
    Exactly, which is why you don't swing at the first pitch. Have more pitches thrown for the opportunity of more things happening, and trying to make the pitcher throw a pitch he doesn't want to throw.
    Also keeps a dominant pitcher from hitting the 7th inning at 70 pitches.
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    Re: 8/20/13 Reds v. 'Zona

    The Reds right handed hitters have to win this game. Cannot expect Votto, Choo, and Bruce to do damage tonight. If they do, it's gravy.

    Against a pitcher like Corbin, if you score three and lose, you tip your cap.

    But if you get shut out, the righty part of your lineup hasn't done it's job.

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    Re: 8/20/13 Reds v. 'Zona

    Quote Originally Posted by The Operator View Post
    I hope ou're right. I really do.

    But we've seen this offense pull this over and over and over again.

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    and over, and over..............................

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    Re: 8/20/13 Reds v. 'Zona

    Quote Originally Posted by The Operator View Post
    So the pitcher who throws at your CF's dome gets a hit.

    I don't like to advocate throwing at guys, but watching Corbin get that hit made me sick.
    You really think he threw at Choo's head?!? I sure don't. It was inside and high, but not that far out of the strike zone. Choo just doesn't move and crowds the plate.
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    Re: 8/20/13 Reds v. 'Zona

    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    You really think he threw at Choo's head?!? I sure don't. It was inside and high, but not that far out of the strike zone. Choo just doesn't move and crowds the plate.
    Maybe not at the head, but he knew he was throwing up and way in. And it wasn't an accident.
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    Re: 8/20/13 Reds v. 'Zona

    Double switch. LeCure is done. Hoover in.
    Chapman to the rotation!!!! Do it already!!!!

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    Re: 8/20/13 Reds v. 'Zona

    LeCure gave up an 0-2 hit to the pitcher. Now the DBacks have the bases loaded with only one out and Paul Goldschmidt up.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: 8/20/13 Reds v. 'Zona

    Gotta find a way to get out of this without runs being scored....your obvious statement of the night!

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    Re: 8/20/13 Reds v. 'Zona

    Should have gone with the curve there.
    Everything is perfect, but there is a lot of room for improvement. --- Shunryu Suzuki-roshi

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    Re: 8/20/13 Reds v. 'Zona

    Hopefully Hoover can rescue Sam the same way Sam has rescued so many guys this year.

    Game is very much in the balance.
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    Re: 8/20/13 Reds v. 'Zona

    Tough situation for Hoover.

    It's about
    the ball,
    the bat,
    the mitt,
    the bases,
    and the fans

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    Re: 8/20/13 Reds v. 'Zona

    Quote Originally Posted by The Operator View Post
    Maybe not at the head, but he knew he was throwing up and way in. And it wasn't an accident.
    I agree. And IMO that's good pitching and smart pitching. If a guy is crowding the plate...you push him back to take command of the ENTIRE strike zone.
    Chapman to the rotation!!!! Do it already!!!!

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    Re: 8/20/13 Reds v. 'Zona

    Surprised Dusty made this move. Hope it works.


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