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    Merged threads: I believe / Are the Reds out of it?

    The Reds are 10 games behind in the wild-card standings with 57 games left. I think they have a shot.

    Anybody with me?

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    Re: I believe

    No.

    We have about 10 teams in front of us...we also don't get to see the NL west much more this year
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    Re: I believe

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed
    No.

    We have about 10 teams in front of us...we also don't get to see the NL west much more this year
    Actually, there are only eight teams in front of the Reds.

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    Re: I believe

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM
    Actually, there are only eight teams in front of the Reds.
    Oh, that settles it. I'm in!






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    Re: I believe

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed
    No.

    ...we also don't get to see the NL west much more this year

    Dont shoot the messenger!


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    REDS 7, PADRES 1

    Padres admit they're awful after Reds sweep

    Dunn's slam caps lopsided series vs. ex-West leaders

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    SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres' slump has gotten so bad that a disenchanted fan stood up during the sixth inning yesterday and started yelling, "Let's go, Chargers, let's go," a chant that rang out through the quiet ballpark.

    The Padres aren't quite ready to make way for the city's NFL franchise, but they haven't exactly been playing like a first-place team for most of the summer.

    And now they technically aren't a first-place team.

    Adam Dunn hit a grand slam in the fifth inning, Cincinnati's third homer of the game, and the Reds beat San Diego 7-1 to drop the Padres percentage points behind the Arizona Diamondbacks in the sad-sack NL West.

    Wily Mo Pena and Rich Aurilia also homered to complete the three-game sweep for the Reds, who have won a season-high five straight.

    "We know we're awful," Manager Bruce Bochy said. "We're embarrassed, to be honest. We've got to keep coming out here and getting after it. We have no choice.

    "Right now it's like a virus has hit our bats and now it's hit our staff a little bit. We've got to get this thing cured, and quick."

    The Padres have lost 12 of 13 overall and 35 of 53 since June 1. Clutch hits and home runs have practically disappeared, and their bullpen is running on fumes because starters haven't been going deep into games.

    The Reds outscored San Diego 24-5 and made spacious Petco Park play like a bandbox. The Reds outhomered the Padres 8-0 and outhit them 33-18. The Reds had 21 extra-base hits while the Padres had just four.

    "Our team is going to hit home runs regardless," Dunn said. "It's a big park but I don't think that the park really matters."

    Dunn went 6-for-14 with three homers, two doubles and nine RBI in the series.

    San Diego has gone eight games without a homer. The Padres failed to connect off Eric Milton, who leads the majors with 31 homers allowed.

    Milton (5-11) threw seven scoreless innings, allowing four hits while striking out six and walking none. He retired 16 of his final 17 batters and lowered his ERA from 7.03 to 6.65.

    "That's the best I've felt all season," Milton said. "Today was good for me to throw up zeros like that. Today was really what I've been looking for."

    n Aaron Harang threw eight strong innings against his hometown team, and Sean Casey and Javier Valentin homered as the Reds beat San Diego 9-1 on Saturday night.

    Harang (7-9) improved to 3-0 in his career against the Padres. He held them to one run and seven hits, struck out four and walked one.

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    Re: I believe

    I am with you 100 percent. I am just pushing for .500 but darnit, if this team's pitching holds up they are a fine ballclub.

    Tough game tonight though as 2 of the hottest teams right now face off.




    Go Reds!!!! We can do it!!!! Hell must have frozen over anyway because Milton's ERA is below 7 (hehe).

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    Barring a miracle of some sort, I just don't see it. The Cubs get closer Kerry Wood, SS Nomar Garciaparra, and set up man Scotty Williamson back on friday, plus added OF Matt Lawton yesterday. I can't envision passing them now, much as I hate it. My ultimate goal is to play above 500 ball the rest of the season and see improvement from the young guys and see Aurilia cut loose. if the team could somehow manage to finish 3rd in the central I'd consider it a huge victory.

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    Re: I believe

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph
    Barring a miracle of some sort, I just don't see it. The Cubs get closer Kerry Wood, SS Nomar Garciaparra, and set up man Scotty Williamson back on friday, plus added OF Matt Lawton yesterday..
    I watched Wood pitch yesterday against single A Fort Wayne, the Padres farm club. He only threw fastballs and sliders to save his arm, but he did give up a hit in his one inning. His fastball had good velocity, but against major league competition I dont think he will be real great the rest of this season.

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    Re: I believe

    But still..only 7 more games against the west

    The Central that has crushed us this year..35!

    East..15.
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    Re: I believe

    Focus on .500 first and how to build a pitching staff for 2006.

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    Re: I believe

    Quote Originally Posted by larryboy
    Focus on .500 first and how to build a pitching staff for 2006.
    Agreed. But, I will say this. This time last year, the wheels had already fallen off. This season, this time, there is room for hope. Maybe not for this season, though striving for .500 is a reason to watch as opposed to last season, but for next season. This offense is sick. Can we find the pitching to help? Between today and spring, we will see. Should be fun to watch.

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    Re: I believe

    Tonight will probably be a huge wakeup call, since we play a real team.

    But I'll be watching. Maybe it is time for the Reds to lay the smackdown? Who Dey! Oh wait...

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    Re: I believe

    im with you with how we've been playing since the all-star break and the way the pitching has been performing and if it continues like it has there is a chance

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    Re: I believe

    Oh, they have a shot. Like 100-1. The fan in me will secretly watch the WC standings for a while. I don't give up till they are mathematically out of it. But the rational part of me will say "fool!".

    They'll have to pull off an August like the July that the Astros just had. And I don't think the Reds have near enough pitching to pull that off. Harang, Milton, and Claussen doesn't have the same ring as Clemens, Oswalt, and Pettite. They dug too big of a hole in April/May/June.

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    Re: I believe

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker
    Oh, they have a shot. Like 100-1. The fan in me will secretly watch the WC standings for a while. I don't give up till they are mathematically out of it. But the rational part of me will say "fool!".
    Ditto.

    And here I was, all ready to wipe the Reds from my consciousness for the rest of the season and focus on the Bengals. Then they had to go and do this.

    Punks.

    "It's easier to give up. I'm not a very vocal player. I lead by example. I take the attitude that I've got to go out and do it. Because of who I am, I've got to give everything I've got to come back."
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