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    Why we lost today

    First, let me say that SD is an awful team. We didn't face Chris Young or Jake Peavy and we still split the series.

    But seriously, I see many posts blaming Corey Patterson and Dusty and others.

    BUT, we pay a closer 14+ mil. a year to win ballgames in the 9th and he doesn't close it out.

    Thanks CoCo. It's a good thing we spent some money on you. We should've just kept Weathers in the closer role and saved ourselves 46 million.

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    Re: Why we lost today

    You're giving a guy grief after only his SECOND blown save of the year?! Wow. Tough crowd this evening. Cordero has been pretty lights out when he's had opportunities to close and the two blown saves he's had have come after he was used multiple days in a row with a lot of pitches in each one. IMO he should have never been in the game last night (I know he was all ready warmed up but someone else could have closed out the game last night when we added onto the run total at the top of the ninth inning) and then he would have been fresh today which could have had this game over in the 9th inning. I'm not going to give Cordero a hard time for only his second blown save of the entire season but I will give grief to the rest of the team for not getting any runs between the 10th and 18th innings even though guys kept getting on base. This game was just ugly all the way around and I'd rather forget it and move onto the next series.
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    A team shouldn't be forced to overcome the incompetence of its manager on a daily basis. That's what the Reds are trying to do day in and day out. The game probably would have been over after 9 innings if Bruce was playing and Patterson wasn't making automatic first pitch outs at the top of the lineup all day. Freel probably would have been sufficient.

    It also probably would have been over before 18 innings had the offense not had to go 9 entire innings without its biggest contributor.
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    Re: Why we lost today

    Quote Originally Posted by HeatherC1212 View Post
    You're giving a guy grief after only his SECOND blown save of the year?! Wow. Tough crowd this evening. Cordero has been pretty lights out when he's had opportunities to close and the two blown saves he's had have come after he was used multiple days in a row with a lot of pitches in each one. IMO he should have never been in the game last night (I know he was all ready warmed up but someone else could have closed out the game last night when we added onto the run total at the top of the ninth inning) and then he would have been fresh today which could have had this game over in the 9th inning. I'm not going to give Cordero a hard time for only his second blown save of the entire season but I will give grief to the rest of the team for not getting any runs between the 10th and 18th innings even though guys kept getting on base. This game was just ugly all the way around and I'd rather forget it and move onto the next series.
    You're right concerning Codero.
    Two blown saves and each one while pitching 3 days in a row.
    He shouldnt have been used in the saturday game. The rest of the BP worries me some.
    Weathers/Lincoln seem to get hit on a consistent basis. Burton is consistently inconsistent. Fogg, well Dusty shows no faith in him at all. The BP does need some attention as does that CF position.(Calling Bruce)

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    Re: Why we lost today

    Weathers gives me about as much confidence these days as Danny Graves as far as closers go.

    Cordero is wild, but he gets the job done.

    There was no reason to pitch him on Saturday with that lead, that's for sure.

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    It is simple really. The Reds lost because Matt Belisle got 'unlucky'. Again. It is hard to believe that one pitcher could be so 'unlucky'. I mean check out his DIPS or FIPS or xFIPS or whatever. He is really good pitcher. Honest. And when he regresses up to the mean he will probably rip off about 15 wins in a row. Matt Belisle - Mister Unlucky.

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    I don't blame Cordero. He had two straight saves with 2 K's in each 9th inning before last night. He has been lights out when used correctly. 2 blown saves? Give the guy a break.
    Who's on first?

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    Re: Why we lost today

    Quote Originally Posted by ChatterRed View Post
    I don't blame Cordero. He had two straight saves with 2 K's in each 9th inning before last night. He has been lights out when used correctly. 2 blown saves? Give the guy a break.
    I think some people are saying he is run out there for no reason what so ever... I think the first time he gave up a run as a Red was a game in which he was not needed. They were way out in front...

    Dudepick is just incompetent

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    Re: Why we lost today

    Quote Originally Posted by DTCromer View Post
    First, let me say that SD is an awful team. We didn't face Chris Young or Jake Peavy and we still split the series.

    But seriously, I see many posts blaming Corey Patterson and Dusty and others.

    BUT, we pay a closer 14+ mil. a year to win ballgames in the 9th and he doesn't close it out.

    Thanks CoCo. It's a good thing we spent some money on you. We should've just kept Weathers in the closer role and saved ourselves 46 million.
    CoCo isn't Rivera and should'nt be expected to never blow a save. However, comparing him to Weathers is pretty rediculous. Using the arguement that we pay him 14mill to get the job done is pretty out there. Lets pay you 14mill and see how many saves you blow.

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    Re: Why we lost today

    Bringing in Fogg was, I feel, the stupidest move of all. Why in God's name would you bring HIM in with only a 2 run lead???

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    Quote Originally Posted by scounts22 View Post
    Bringing in Fogg was, I feel, the stupidest move of all. Why in God's name would you bring HIM in with only a 2 run lead???
    I agree completely. I expected to see Bray, but out came Josh Fogg. Dusty threw away a win with that move.

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    Re: Why we lost today

    What was the reasoning even behind brining Fogg in? I really do not get that. There is absolutley no reason for it? None. I mean, what was he thinking?

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    Re: Why we lost today

    I want to Add something... The moves made yesterday were almost made to Lose the game...

    Anyone thought of that?

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    Re: Why we lost today

    Quote Originally Posted by Hondo View Post
    I want to Add something... The moves made yesterday were almost made to Lose the game...

    Anyone thought of that?
    No.

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    Re: Why we lost today

    Quote Originally Posted by Hondo View Post
    I want to Add something... The moves made yesterday were almost made to Lose the game...

    Anyone thought of that?
    While I disagree with the removal of Dunn, and bringing in Fogg to get the save, even those were rational, wrong, but rational.

    What it seems no one on this board understands is that a manager makes over 100 decisions a game, and they are all interwoven. There are many reasons why every decision is made, many are the result of circumstance. Anyone who has managed even one game understands how easy it is to be second guessed.

    Again, Baker clearly made some mistakes, but those mistakes did not lose the game by themselves. There were so many mistakes made by both teams, that it is ridiculous to say that any one or two of them cost the game.

    Dusty was right to bring in Weathers, but Weathers did not perform. Same for Coco. Same for Bray. Same for Votto (error). Baker was right to start Valentin, and he did perform. He was right to bring in Burton and Affeldt, and they performed.

    The point is, Votto's error did not lose the game, nor did Coco giving up a HR, nor Weathers dong the same, nor Bray not getting Giles, nor Dunn being taken out, nor Fogg not doing his job....
    It was a combination of a whole mess of mistakes, made by nearly everyone.


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