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    Worst Behavior. reds44's Avatar
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    Well, this sounds bad.

    Milton update

    It sounds like there's a little more than "stiffness" going on with Eric Milton's left elbow. He said he felt it grab on one pitch in particular and didn't sound terribly optimistic heading into a full exam tomorrow.

    "Itís been sore for a while, but in the fifth inning I felt it on one slider," he said. "I donít know what to say. Itís painful and weíll see what the MRI says tomorrow."

    Milton has never had arm trouble before. If this injury is serious, the Reds are looking at a weekend one-two punch of some combination of Jason Johnson, Sun-Woo Kim and Chris Michalak for Saturday and Sunday starts at Wrigley Field.
    This could be a devestating blow to our playoff hopes. Say what you want about Uncle Milty, but without him we are screwed.

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    Re: Well, this sounds bad.

    Wow.

    Milton's been consistent of late. That would really, really hurt.
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    Re: Well, this sounds bad.

    The last thing this team needs for a "playoff push" is Chris Michalak getting the ball.

    Mark us down for the L anytime he gets a start.

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    Re: Well, this sounds bad.

    I've really got my fingers crossed on this one. He's given the Reds some nice consistancy of late keeping the team in the games he's pitched. Losing him would be just plain bad.

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    Re: Well, this sounds bad.

    Signing Milton was a devastating blow to the Red's playoff hopes.
    Nothing to see here. Please disperse.

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    Re: Well, this sounds bad.

    Quote Originally Posted by deltachi8 View Post
    Signing Milton was a devastating blow to the Red's playoff hopes.
    Agreed
    Go Gators!

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    Re: Well, this sounds bad.

    First it is Rich Aurilia's bat that carries us.

    Now Eric Milton's been marginally ok that last few outings.

    And, the Reds are mathematically alive for the post season.

    Is the apocalypse near?
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    Re: Well, this sounds bad.

    Quote Originally Posted by Heath View Post
    First it is Rich Aurilia's bat that carries us.

    Now Eric Milton's been marginally ok that last few outings.

    And, the Reds are mathematically alive for the post season.

    Is the apocalypse near?
    The Cubbies are holding up the division so I don't think we're anywhere near the apocalypse.

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    Re: Well, this sounds bad.

    got to love that combination of Johnson, Woo, & Michalak

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    Re: Well, this sounds bad.

    Quote Originally Posted by RedLegSuperStar View Post
    got to love that combination of Johnson, Woo, & Michalak
    That's the equivalent to:

    Take your first AB's in the top of the 1st and pray for rain for 3 days.
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    Re: Well, this sounds bad.

    For the first time, I am led to murmur...Bailey?

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    Re: Well, this sounds bad.

    Quote Originally Posted by membengal View Post
    For the first time, I am led to murmur...Bailey?
    Bring up the future ace and his one pitch to plug a veteran hole in the rotation and put a wobbly tentpole under the slim hope that this team makes the playoffs? No thank you.
    /r/reds

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    Re: Well, this sounds bad.

    Quote Originally Posted by Unassisted View Post
    Bring up the future ace and his one pitch to plug a veteran hole in the rotation and put a wobbly tentpole under the slim hope that this team makes the playoffs? No thank you.
    I know it's borderline insane, but no guarantee that they pass this way again, this close to the playoffs, at any point in homer's pre-free agent years. Heck 90 wins is sometimes five games from the playoffs. So, we are here, the NL is as watered down as I have ever seen it, they are still breathing, is five innings of Homer better than five innings of Michalek? I bet it is. Will five innings of Homer mess up his arm or head for future years? Dunno. Seems unlikely, but dunno.

    Just saying, if they sweep the Pads, are in this thing come this weekend, it will be a hard pill to swallow with someone like Bailey available and not used.

    Ah well, I presume it will be swallow time. And not saying it is necessarily wrong, but still seems like something they may have entertained at some point...

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    Re: Well, this sounds bad.

    Quote Originally Posted by membengal View Post
    I know it's borderline insane, but no guarantee that they pass this way again, this close to the playoffs, at any point in homer's pre-free agent years. Heck 90 wins is sometimes five games from the playoffs. So, we are here, the NL is as watered down as I have ever seen it, they are still breathing, is five innings of Homer better than five innings of Michalek? I bet it is. Will five innings of Homer mess up his arm or head for future years? Dunno. Seems unlikely, but dunno.

    Just saying, if they sweep the Pads, are in this thing come this weekend, it will be a hard pill to swallow with someone like Bailey available and not used.

    Ah well, I presume it will be swallow time. And not saying it is necessarily wrong, but still seems like something they may have entertained at some point...
    I completely agree.

    I have little faith that this GM will put together a 90 + win squad with his current philosophy.

    You've got to go for it. No guarantees at all of a return.

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    Re: Well, this sounds bad.

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    I completely agree.

    I have little faith that this GM will put together a 90 + win squad with his current philosophy.

    You've got to go for it. No guarantees at all of a return.
    I can see the argument for this. However, if they were going to do it, they should've called up Homer instead of Michalek about a month ago.

    It's not mathmatically impossible now to make the playoffs, but with SD, Phil, Florida, and SF ahead of us, it's very tough. If we stay with a five man rotation, we've still got to pitch a stinker in there.

    Even though Lohse has worked out pretty good so far, Wayne should've picked up another starter at the deadline instead of focusing primarily on relievers. Leiber (for example) could've been a big difference maker and probably could've been had for Gernamo if the Reds took on all his salary. Of course, not doing "the Trade" would've likely helped in August when the offense disappeared.

    So in summary, at this point, I don't think the risk/reward is worth bringing up Homer now. We've got maybe a 5% chance to make the playoffs at this point. There's too many teams ahead of us in the WC, and not enough games left on the schedule.
    Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2010-2014!

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