Any lineup that includes Chris Heisey is crazy. Especially if the other player is Choo. I don't care how horrible Choo is against left handers. I don't care because Heisey is mostly horrible against every pitcher. Once in awhile a blind squirrel finds a nut, but this is not once in awhile. Just one more reason why this is going to be a very stressful night.
"You only have to bat a thousand in two things; flying and heart transplants. Everything else you can go 4-for-5."
Choo's 1-for-12 career vs Liriano, BUT only three Ks. That's stretching for something positive, but it's not as bad as I suspected. Maybe he can work his HBP magic again Tuesday.
Rounding third and heading for home...
Anyone else considering road tripping it?
Attended 1976 World Series in my Mother's Womb. Attended 1990 World Series Game 2 as a 13 year old. Want to take my son to a a World Series Game in Cincinnati in my lifetime.
I like the Reds chances
4 Games sweeps do not happen that often
Not many playoff teams loose 6 games in a row
Liriano is 0-3 VS the Reds this season
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
Catcher: Ryan Hanigan vs. Russell Martin
First base: Joey Votto vs. Justin Morneau
Second base: Brandon Phillips vs. Neil Walker
Shortstop: Zack Cozart vs. Jordy Mercer
Third base: Todd Frazier vs. Pedro Alvarez
Left field: Ryan Ludwick vs. Starling Marte
Center field: Shin-Soo Choo vs. Andrew McCutchen
Right field: Jay Bruce vs. Marlon Byrd
Bench X-factor: Billy Hamilton vs. Travis Snider
Starting pitcher: Johnny Cueto vs. Francisco Liriano
Bullpen: Aroldis Chapman, J.J. Hoover, Sean Marshall, Sam LeCure et al vs. Jason Grilli, Mark Melancon, Tony Watson, Justin Wilson et al
http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/eye-on-...s-got-the-edgeIn fact, by calling this even an argument can be made I'm being generous to Phillips. He's one of baseball's most overrated offensive players.
The Reds are now officially due for a win. Dusty had the team tank the last game to play the odds game.
I think the creator of the graphic is right in most matchups..
I think that the ss situation is pretty even and cozart started to get going the past month..
bp is on a steady decline and with the injury I think you could argue that they have the edge on 2nd base...
manager matchup goes to the pirates aswell and although Hamilton is a good weapon on the bench we donīt really have a good bench..
if brandon is out weīll see izturis play... and we donīt have guys who can hit on the bench... I donīt see that big of an edge on the bench for the reds outside of bh
I saw on Twitter that we can have any combination for the roster for the WC and then reset when we go to the NLDS. I think it is already speculated that we are only brining 2 SP, but what about the rest of the roster?
I did a quick assessment and got this:
That leaves 3 spots left. Who do you bring in those spots? More pitching or more hitting?
I would say Robinson, Corky, and mabye Ondrusek for RH pitching.
2013 Attendance: 6-0
4/3/13, 4/16/13, 4/17/13, 8/3/13, 8/21/13, 9/7/13
Robinson and Corky weren't on the 25 man roster on August 31st. Assuming Hamilton takes Masset's spot, I guess you could put one of them on for Broxton. That's about it, though.
"The guy I think could be really good in center is Adam Dunn. If someone asked me if Dunn could be a center fielder for the next 10 years, if he started working on it, no one could explain to me why he couldnt do it." - Brad Kullman
Kind of embarrassed to admit this, but I am going to go over to my parents house to watch the game. Just too intense for me to have the kids running around, getting ready for bed, etc. my wife is rolling her eyes at me, but kind of accepted this about me long ago...
So, yeah, I'm 35 years old and going to go to my Mommy's house to watch a baseball game so no one will distract me
Generally speaking, in the eyes of the media and the casual/non-biased fan, are the Reds the underdog here?
This is the ol Left Hander rounding third and heading for home.