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    Thursday's Managerial Strategy

    I missed most of the game, and was wondering:

    A. Why was Arroyo lifted after 6 innings, only 86 pitches, no runs, 4 Ks, and only 1 walk? Was Dusty trying to out-LaRussa LaRussa?

    B. Why are two out-machines, Patterson and Yanish, getting the most AB? Nevermind, we know this answer!

    C. Why was Patterson allowed to bat in the game-tied, first and second, eighth inning against the southpaw? Wasn't the RH hitting Cabrera available? Why call him up and not use him?

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    Re: Thursday's Managerial Strategy

    Arroyo appareny felt cramping or something
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    Re: Thursday's Managerial Strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by Far East View Post
    I missed most of the game, and was wondering:

    A. Why was Arroyo lifted after 6 innings, only 86 pitches, no runs, 4 Ks, and only 1 walk? Was Dusty trying to out-LaRussa LaRussa?

    B. Why are two out-machines, Patterson and Yanish, getting the most AB? Nevermind, we know this answer!

    C. Why was Patterson allowed to bat in the game-tied, first and second, eighth inning against the southpaw? Wasn't the RH hitting Cabrera available? Why call him up and not use him?
    Re:C, this was discussed on the game thread. No way would you use Cabrera, as then you would have to bring in Bruce anyway to play CF. You would burn 2 players, giving us only Bako and Valentin left for a game that might be heading towards extra innings.

    The choice was pinch hitting Bruce for Patterson. That's what I would have done.

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    Re: Thursday's Managerial Strategy

    Re: B

    Dusty like a lot of managers feels the best place to put his worst bats is 1 and 2 on the order.
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    Re: Thursday's Managerial Strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by Far East View Post
    B. Why are two out-machines, Patterson and Yanish, getting the most AB? Nevermind, we know this answer!
    Personally, I am too stupid to answer that specific question as it is way over my head, too deep for me. Perhaps Freudian disciples might have a shot at answering that, but, I doubt it.

    Especially when one factors in Castellini indicating that the losing is going to stop and that a new sheriff is in town in Jocketty, both of whom could pull rank and stop the exotic venturing of such at the top of the batting order. Surely they are not so passive or oblivious to have noticed.

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    Re: Thursday's Managerial Strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by Far East View Post
    I missed most of the game, and was wondering:

    A. Why was Arroyo lifted after 6 innings, only 86 pitches, no runs, 4 Ks, and only 1 walk? Was Dusty trying to out-LaRussa LaRussa?

    B. Why are two out-machines, Patterson and Yanish, getting the most AB? Nevermind, we know this answer!

    C. Why was Patterson allowed to bat in the game-tied, first and second, eighth inning against the southpaw? Wasn't the RH hitting Cabrera available? Why call him up and not use him?

    A) cramping

    B) Unsure.

    C) Unsure.

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    Re: Thursday's Managerial Strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    A) cramping

    B) Unsure.

    C) Unsure.
    Psst, Psst, remember last year in the game threads when it was hinted that the media needed to push it without end that the Reds needed pitching? and behold pitching was improved this year.

    Psst, psst the media needs to hammer this one two at the top thing until the idea is pushed out as an option. Can WLW make up some jingles that go something like OBP, OBP, OBP, is the energy that drives your team, OBP OBP OBP...........maybe the new PDoc could hum it nightly.

    I emailed Hal, Fay, and Daughtery, but You Matt carry much more weight than I .
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    Re: Thursday's Managerial Strategy

    The Big One, 700 WLW salutes, Real Tri State Heroes (real tri-state heroes)

    Here's to you Mr. low on base, low batting average leadoff guy...(offensively challenged leadoff guuuuy!!)

    A strike out here, a fly out there, on as few pitches as possible (overrated O.B.P.)



    ...ok, it's a start

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    Re: Thursday's Managerial Strategy

    Chris Welsh stated during the broadcast last night that Arroyo pulled himself from the game due to feeling gassed due to the heat and high humidity.
    "panic" only comes from having real expectations

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    Re: Thursday's Managerial Strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    The Big One, 700 WLW salutes, Real Tri State Heroes (real tri-state heroes)

    Here's to you Mr. low on base, low batting average leadoff guy...(offensively challenged leadoff guuuuy!!)

    A strike out here, a fly out there, on as few pitches as possible (overrated O.B.P.)



    ...ok, it's a start

    That's excellent. You should get a job in radio or something.
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    I'll work on that.

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    Re: Thursday's Managerial Strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    The Big One, 700 WLW salutes, Real Tri State Heroes (real tri-state heroes)

    Here's to you Mr. low on base, low batting average leadoff guy...(offensively challenged leadoff guuuuy!!)

    A strike out here, a fly out there, on as few pitches as possible (overrated O.B.P.)



    ...ok, it's a start
    Yes, that is good idea, something that might lead to.........deeper more challenging and questioning types calling the practice into question, and eventually getting rid of it...........

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    Re: Thursday's Managerial Strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    The Big One, 700 WLW salutes, Real Tri State Heroes (real tri-state heroes)

    Here's to you Mr. low on base, low batting average leadoff guy...(offensively challenged leadoff guuuuy!!)

    A strike out here, a fly out there, on as few pitches as possible (overrated O.B.P.)



    ...ok, it's a start

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    Re: Thursday's Managerial Strategy

    Three commercials in one:

    The young speedy but weak hitting center fielder Energizer Bunny gets called up by the Reds from Louisville to ride the bench.

    Upon arrival, he immediately occupies the 25th man's end of the bench seat. Right away, Dusty approaches the speedster and asks the bunny about his AAA stats. Upon learning that the bunny hit only .199, Dusty informs him that not only is he in today's lineup, but he is leading off.

    The bunny replies, " I'm in the wrong seat, I must be in the front row!"

    Dusty announces, "It's so easy even a caveman can do it!"
    Last edited by Far East; 06-13-2008 at 08:20 PM.

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    Re: Thursday's Managerial Strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    The Big One, 700 WLW salutes, Real Tri State Heroes (real tri-state heroes)

    Here's to you Mr. low on base, low batting average leadoff guy...(offensively challenged leadoff guuuuy!!)

    A strike out here, a fly out there, on as few pitches as possible (overrated O.B.P.)



    ...ok, it's a start
    AAA Outfielder one night..........to leading off for the Reds the next. (Your DUSTY'SSSSSSSSSSS BOY)!


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