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    Winning at home

    Even after last night's debacle, the Reds are still 7-8 on the road, which isn't bad. What is bad is 6-7 at home. Last year the Reds were only 3 games over .500 at home.

    Good teams win at home. Last year, every division winner was more than 15 games over .500 at home.

    I don't know exactly why the Reds don't win at GABP. But unless they learn to do so, they are going nowhere.

    So the loss at Houston was bad, but winning on this next homestand is perhaps more critical.

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    Re: Winning at home

    I agree, Kc61. You must win at home.

    Since the GABP opened in 2003 the REDS have a total record of 165-172 when playing there:

    2003: 35-46
    2004: 40-41
    2005: 42-39
    2006: 42-39
    2007: 6-7


    GABP TRIVIA: Who was the 1st REDS player to score a run in GABP?
    HINT: If you don't know, you'll laugh when you hear.
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    Re: Winning at home

    Quote Originally Posted by RedFanAlways1966 View Post
    I agree, Kc61. You must win at home.

    Since the GABP opened in 2003 the REDS have a total record of 165-172 when playing there:

    2003: 35-46
    2004: 40-41
    2005: 42-39
    2006: 42-39
    2007: 6-7


    GABP TRIVIA: Who was the 1st REDS player to score a run in GABP?
    HINT: If you don't know, you'll laugh when you hear.
    I was there--it was Jimmy Haynes. He doubled, and I think he eventually scored on a bases-loaded walk.
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    Re: Winning at home

    If I remember correctly, it was Austin Kearns who drove Jimmy in with that bases loaded walk.
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    Re: Winning at home

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    So the loss at Houston was bad, but winning on this next homestand is perhaps more critical.

    Problem is that Monday we're going against Oswalt again and Tuesday Milton's starting for us.
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    Re: Winning at home

    Ding-ding... Big Klu and redsfan30 are both right. Jimmy Haynes scored the REDS first run in GABP on a bases loaded walk to Austin Kearns in the 3rd inning on Opening day 2003. Good job guys!
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    Re: Winning at home

    By the way, how can anyone not appreciate the improvement of this franchise in the past few years when we understand the magnitude of the statement: "opening day starter Jimmy Haynes"


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    Re: Winning at home

    I think we go 42-39 at home this year
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    Re: Winning at home

    Quote Originally Posted by coachw513 View Post
    By the way, how can anyone not appreciate the improvement of this franchise in the past few years when we understand the magnitude of the statement: "opening day starter Jimmy Haynes"
    Or even Joey Hamilton....
    btw....no knock on these guys as pitchers but if they are your #1 then it is going to be a longgggg year.

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    Re: Winning at home

    I think the Reds poor record at home and the lack of quality pitching in years past coincide with each other. GABP is a very unforgiving ball park when pitchers make poor pitches.
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