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    It feels pretty good to be able to go into the 9th with a feeling of confidence...

    Props Cordero on your first save as a Red.
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    Re: It feels pretty good to be able to go into the 9th with a feeling of confidence..

    Nasty slider to get Byrnes to end the game.

    Quite a different feeling going from going to the bottom of the 9th down 2 last night, to being 2-1 now.

    Good start.
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    Re: It feels pretty good to be able to go into the 9th with a feeling of confidence..

    I echo the sentiment of this thread.

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    Re: It feels pretty good to be able to go into the 9th with a feeling of confidence..

    Cordero has filthy stuff. I'm sure he'll have his share of rough outings, but it's nice to see a guy go out and blow guys in away with a 1 run lead in the 9th.
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    Re: It feels pretty good to be able to go into the 9th with a feeling of confidence..

    (nodding in agreement)
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    Re: It feels pretty good to be able to go into the 9th with a feeling of confidence..

    If ever there was a game that would've been a tone setter if blown, this would've been it.

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    Re: It feels pretty good to be able to go into the 9th with a feeling of confidence..

    I'd have liked to have seen Cordero in the 8th inning after Weathers walked his second batter of the inning to make it 1st and 2nd with one out (before walking the bases loaded). Those are the kind of fires a near $50 million man should be called upon to put out.

    But thankfully it worked out anyway and the Reds still picked up the W.
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    Re: It feels pretty good to be able to go into the 9th with a feeling of confidence..

    I'll take the W...

    I must say when I saw Cordero come in for the 9th I felt more comfortable during the 9th inning that I have since Williamson and Graves

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    Re: It feels pretty good to be able to go into the 9th with a feeling of confidence..

    I didn't like all of the walks the Reds took today though. I hope Dusty has a heart to heart with the guys before the next game.
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    Re: It feels pretty good to be able to go into the 9th with a feeling of confidence..

    It will be interesting to see if Dusty starts to rely on Hot Rod more and more as the season goes on.
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    Re: It feels pretty good to be able to go into the 9th with a feeling of confidence..

    I haven't had problems with the 9th inning in a few years. I've had faith in stormy, it was the 8th that drove me crazy.

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    Re: It feels pretty good to be able to go into the 9th with a feeling of confidence..

    Quote Originally Posted by KoryMac5 View Post
    It will be interesting to see if Dusty starts to rely on Hot Rod more and more as the season goes on.
    Hot Rod and Mercker. Whodathunkit?

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    Re: It feels pretty good to be able to go into the 9th with a feeling of confidence..

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone792 View Post
    I'd have liked to have seen Cordero in the 8th inning after Weathers walked his second batter of the inning to make it 1st and 2nd with one out (before walking the bases loaded).
    That would mean that you would have Cordero warming up in the 8th inning of every game we have a lead in.

    That would take quite a toll on his arm over the course of the year.

    That's the main reason you don't see more 1+ inning saves. The need to anticipate you will need your closer then. I certainly don't encourage warming up our closer in the 8th inning every game on the off chance we need him.

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    Re: It feels pretty good to be able to go into the 9th with a feeling of confidence..

    Cordero was simply awesome today. I feel so comfortable going into the 9th inning with a lead now. I never felt this way with Danny Graves or any other closer the Reds have had since I've been a fan. Scott Williamson was great but you never knew if was going to throw strikes on some days.

    David Weathers was awful. I'm hoping the Reds can squeeze one more solid year out of him but considering his age and stuff, who knows. Hopefully the Reds won't be shy about bringing up Josh Roenicke if Weathers continues to struggle.

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    Re: It feels pretty good to be able to go into the 9th with a feeling of confidence..

    Quote Originally Posted by dabvu2498 View Post
    Hot Rod and Mercker.
    Sounds like an 80's "Good cop/Bad cop" comedy.
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