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    We may not make the playoffs.

    This team has looked awful at the plate vs. two average pitchers the last 2 days. We're gonna be .5 game up on the Phils after they win tonight, and already 2 out from STL. We will be swept in LA, with Michalak losing the only winnable game. Penny and Maddux both own the Reds. We could be 5 out by next Wed.

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    Re: We may not make the playoffs.

    Quote Originally Posted by NDIrish9
    This team has looked awful at the plate vs. two average pitchers the last 2 days. We're gonna be .5 game up on the Phils after they win tonight, and already 2 out from STL. We will be swept in LA, with Michalak losing the only winnable game. Penny and Maddux both own the Reds. We could be 5 out by next Wed.
    I agree. This west coast trip sinks teams like icebergs. IIRC, the Cards don't have to face another west trip. Fait accompli.

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    Re: We may not make the playoffs.

    Or we may...
    "I saw Wedding Crashers accidentally. I bought a ticket for Grizzly Man and went into the wrong theater. After an hour, I figured I was in the wrong theater, but I kept waiting. Thatís the thing about bear attacks. They come when you least expect it."-Dwight K. Schrute

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    Re: We may not make the playoffs.

    Quote Originally Posted by guttle11
    Or we may...
    We are probably going to come away from this west coast trip with 1 or at best 2 wins.

    They're going to need a real shot in the arm to recover that kind of lost ground, meaning they'll probably have to run the string in series victories to make the playoffs.

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    Re: We may not make the playoffs.

    We are probably going to come away from this west coast trip with 1 or at best 2 wins.
    So the Reds will be lucky to win 1 of the next 7 games?

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    Re: We may not make the playoffs.

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    So the Reds will be lucky to win 1 of the next 7 games?
    Yes. Probably against SD.

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    Re: We may not make the playoffs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
    Yes. Probably against SD.
    You mean the same team that just swept the invincible Dodgers?

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    Re: We may not make the playoffs.

    At least we are talking about playoffs and it's almost September. I want a World Series level team far more than I want to see a playoff caliber team. This team may make the playoffs but I don't consider this team to be well suited to win the world series. I know a lot can happen in a series. I will consider being competitive in the division race late into the year as much of a success as making it to the first playoff round and then losing. This team has done more than most people predicted at the begining of the year. I think the team will come away with 4 - 5 wins on this road trip and still be in contention for the division and wild card. With all of the parity in the N.L. this year, anything can happen over the next 5 weeks.

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    Re: We may not make the playoffs.

    How can this bunch of [editted for content] score 2 runs in 18 innings against a run-down caveman and Noah's arc.

    Absolutely pathetic if you ask me. Get Deno and Hopper up here.
    Last edited by Joseph; 08-26-2006 at 07:43 PM. Reason: masked profanity

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    Re: We may not make the playoffs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
    We are probably going to come away from this west coast trip with 1 or at best 2 wins.

    They're going to need a real shot in the arm to recover that kind of lost ground, meaning they'll probably have to run the string in series victories to make the playoffs.
    I have a new avatar for you, fcb.


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    Re: We may not make the playoffs.

    What's an f-bag?

    Oh... I get it.

    Clever.

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    Re: We may not make the playoffs.

    Good Lord, how many times has this happened this season and folks reacted this way. The team will be a rollercoaster ride the rest of the way. One game at a time.

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    Re: We may not make the playoffs.

    To get maximum production out of Freel and Griffey, they need some days off, and on occasion it may be the same day. If so, who plays CF?

    Good old hindsight sees that either Deno or even Quentin McC would have been more valuable in the August dog days that LaRue has been. Granted, Jason has given the other two catchers sufficient (too much!) rest, but Valentin and Ross are hosses, they can more than handle the load without the third catcher.

    Every LaRue AB robs the Reds of a scoring opportunity. Imagine how in a tight game like the one Morris hurled Friday night what might have happened if Javy had gotten to swing against Morris in 4 AB instead of in just that single PH AB.

    2006 --- OBP--- SLG --- AVG

    J LaRue .310 .289 .175

    Q McCracken .263 .321 .208

    C. Denorfia .327 .267 .222

    Either one of these two outfieiders surpass LaRue in offense, and if either one were on the roster in place of LaRue, (A) Javy and Ross get more plate appearances, and (B) Griff and Freel conserve their energy for the stretch drive.

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    Re: We may not make the playoffs.

    where is griffey, where is dunn, griffey should have retired, he finally has the chance to play meaningful games and this is what he shows

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    Re: We may not make the playoffs.

    Good Lord, how many times has this happened this season and folks reacted this way.
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