Not trying to take anything from Loshe but the ump had a huge strike zone today, for both sides. It was obvious he had something important to do tonight. As good as Loshe was he probably got quite a few calls today that he will not be able to count on all season.
I stated all winter that I thought Lohse would have a good year.
He has the talent of course.
Why now? - if he can keep it together for 1 year he can get some team to pay him big bucks next winter when he is a free agent.
I'll stand by my previous prediction:
W-L 15-10, ERA 4.25 , innings 200+
The ump was giving the low strike, big time. But I think more umps should be doing that.
Props to Lohse. We need someone to step up with the team struggling to get Arroyo a win. Nicely done Kyle.
1st 4 starts
* 1.37 ERA, 0.96 WHIP.
Last 7 starts
* 6.81 ERA, 1.68 WHIP.
I'll hope for the best, but I won't bet my lunch money on it panning out.
Small market fan... always hoping, but never expecting.
Would anyone still prefer to have a guy like Livingston pitch instead of him this season?
if we dont pick up dunns option then we have next to no offense.
i could see us picking up 1 big name person next year to make a playoff run.
most of our team will be dirty cheap...
joey votto... assuming all goes right
elizardo ramirez... assuming all works out
the best thing about 08's season is that i think it will be griffeys last!
a outfield of these three will look pretty good...
Jay Bruce RF
this team is starting to build something special down the road.
i just hope we can blossom a little early and make it in this year.
I loved the umpire's strike zone today. Obviously MLB hitters didn't like it because they are used to strike zone's the size of a shoe box. No wonder home runs have gone up in recent years because pitcher's have to throw it right down the belt to get a called strike. It's time that umpires start calling the whole plate giving some advantage back to the pitcher. I was watching one of the Reds 1990 playoff games this past winter and was amazed at how big the strike zone was back then. It was at least an inch bigger on all sides then it is now. And hitters still managed to hit the ball.
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