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    Re: reds vs giants 8/31/08

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Bruce walks again. He's got three walks today. That's great to see.
    Wow where did all of this pitch recognition and plate discipline come from all of a sudden, change in batting instructions?

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    Re: reds vs giants 8/31/08

    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    Oh, I'll agree it affected him, but not to a huge degree. He has a .660 OPS.

    He's better than that, but he's not a .800 guy.

    He's nice utility player, but that's all.
    Agreed. Kepp is a nice guy to have around as a utility guy but he's not an everyday shortstop.

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    Re: reds vs giants 8/31/08

    Arroyo has given up a boatload of seeing eye singles today.

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    Re: reds vs giants 8/31/08

    Bronson gets a big K of the [sarcasm] dangerous [/sarcasm] Burriss for the second out. Following is Velez, the Gehrig to Burriss' Babe!

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    Re: reds vs giants 8/31/08

    Velez flies out. 5-2 Reds after 5.5.

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    Re: reds vs giants 8/31/08

    Nice job by Arroyo. The Giants had runners on first and third with only out but Bronson got a big strikeout and then a fly out to escape the jam.

    5-2 Reds after six. That should be it for Bronson.

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    Re: reds vs giants 8/31/08

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRedsFan View Post
    There's a reason why Kepp has been a journeyman player. You're seeing it here. Play him in spots and he can look awesome, but play him everyday, and you get a guy who is going to hit .260 with no pop and little defensive powress.

    The injury IMHO didn't change any of that. He is what his is--a backup.
    I guess you get what you pay for.

    Alex Gonzalez SS 2008: $4,625,000
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    Re: reds vs giants 8/31/08

    Don't look know, but with that scorless inning, Arroyo has his ERA down to 4.97.

    Who would have thought he could ever have done that.

    It was a 6.52 on June 24.

    Since that time he has been (assumimg win today), 9-3 with a 3.28 ERA in 12 starts, averaging about 6 2/3rds inning per start, and includes 9 quality starts.

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    Re: reds vs giants 8/31/08

    Quote Originally Posted by Spring~Fields View Post
    I guess you get what you pay for.
    Of course, that's always true. When you go to the Big Lots to get a bargain, you usually get something that breaks after two uses. That's a lesson that most of our recent GM's didn't understand because we have a team full of Keppingers, Freels, Hoppers, Bakos, and Pattersons with a Cabrerra, Hariston, and a Andy Phillips thrown in on occasion.

    Sometimes these acquitions work out for a brief time and sometimes they do not. That's the gamble.
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    Re: reds vs giants 8/31/08

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRedsFan View Post
    Of course, that's always true. When you go to the Big Lots to get a bargain, you usually get something that breaks after two uses. That's a lesson that most of our recent GM's didn't understand because we have a team full of Keppingers, Freels, Hoppers, Bakos, and Pattersons with a Cabrerra, Hariston, and a Andy Phillips thrown in on occasion.

    Sometimes these acquitions work out for a brief time and sometimes they do not. That's the gamble.
    I know he should have never traded Dunn and Griffey for a relief pitcher and some minor league fodder, this team needs offense. He paid to get rid of them too.

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    Re: reds vs giants 8/31/08

    Votto going yard here would be "cool."
    "Bring on Rod Stupid!"

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    Re: reds vs giants 8/31/08

    Would anybody be opposed to nicknaming Patterson "In play: Out(s)"?

    In play: Out(s) up to bat. In play out(s) with a nice catch in center. In play: Out(s) is married to Dusty's daughter. In play: Out(s) should be riding the bench.

    I like it.

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    Re: reds vs giants 8/31/08

    Votto!

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    Re: reds vs giants 8/31/08

    That was some bad defense for the Giants there.
    "Bring on Rod Stupid!"

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    Re: reds vs giants 8/31/08

    Quote Originally Posted by nate View Post
    Votto going yard here would be "cool."
    A double will work too
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