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    Yawn...Reds lead the majors in ERA

    Shutout tonight boosts them up to #1....k totals quickly rising as well.


    In gets old doesn't it?...year after year after year after year, stellar pitching.


    To think that Owings would have been the ace of the staff 3-4 years ago....now he's barely the 5th.
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    Re: Yawn...Reds lead the majors in ERA

    Your tongue was so firmly in cheek that I bet it's bleeding, VR

    I just wish we could put it all together. For nearly ten years, we had awesome hitting and no pitching. Now we have awesome pitching and sub par hitting.

    Someday. Maybe.
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    Re: Yawn...Reds lead the majors in ERA

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRedsFan View Post
    For nearly ten years, we had awesome hitting and no pitching.
    Personally, I'm still trying to recall the 10 years of awesome hitting. Because I sure don't remember it. Lots of dingers...but "hitting"...not so much.

    But who cares....we've got a rotation of studs. I'm a happy camper. :O)
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    Re: Yawn...Reds lead the majors in ERA

    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    Personally, I'm still trying to recall the 10 years of awesome hitting. Because I sure don't remember it. Lots of dingers...but "hitting"...not so much.

    But who cares....we've got a rotation of studs. I'm a happy camper. :O)
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    Re: Yawn...Reds lead the majors in ERA

    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    Personally, I'm still trying to recall the 10 years of awesome hitting. Because I sure don't remember it. Lots of dingers...but "hitting"...not so much.

    But who cares....we've got a rotation of studs. I'm a happy camper. :O)
    It was pretty awesome relative to the pitching.
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    Re: Yawn...Reds lead the majors in ERA

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRedsFan View Post
    I just wish we could put it all together. For nearly ten years, we had awesome hitting and no pitching. Now we have awesome pitching and sub par hitting.
    Before reading this thread I would have said the same thing. Now I just think the Reds of the past ten years weren't terribly good at anything. So, yeah, it's nice for them to be really good at something now--no matter how fleeting it might end up being.
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    Re: Yawn...Reds lead the majors in ERA

    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    Before reading this thread I would have said the same thing. Now I just think the Reds of the past ten years weren't terribly good at anything. So, yeah, it's nice for them to be really good at something now--no matter how fleeting it might end up being.
    They were really good at disappointing all the fans uniformly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    They were really good at disappointing all the fans uniformly.
    You make a good point. I stand corrected.
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    Re: Yawn...Reds lead the majors in ERA

    I like the Reds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Baumer View Post
    I like the Reds.
    I am not sure why, but that is hilarious. By the way this is my first post in the ORG and I thank you for all who gave me the opportunity. Wanted my first post to be a great one, but for some odd reason this post raised me from my rainy day funk and put a smile on my face.
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    Re: Yawn...Reds lead the majors in ERA

    With this pitching I feel as if the Reds could win any game, with the possible exception of one pitched by Oswalt. Should the Reds slip into the wild card spot with a 82-80 record, they would have as good a chance as any other team to win it all. Even an anemic hitting team has an above average chance of winning when it pitches a shutout.

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    Re: Yawn...Reds lead the majors in ERA

    Quote Originally Posted by RED VAN HOT View Post
    With this pitching I feel as if the Reds could win any game, with the possible exception of one pitched by Oswalt. Should the Reds slip into the wild card spot with a 82-80 record, they would have as good a chance as any other team to win it all. Even an anemic hitting team has an above average chance of winning when it pitches a shutout.
    This a point I think Walt has to be looking at - pitching wins in the post season. Offense can get you there in the long grind of a season but it's almost always comes down to dominant pitching in October. These guys might just be that good. At some point I hope they say wait a minute - with this kind of pitching we could be the surprise of baseball this year and get a legitimate bat for the cleanup spot. IF - and that's a big if, these guys continue to dominate like this you must take a shot at it all.

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    Re: Yawn...Reds lead the majors in ERA

    Quote Originally Posted by RED VAN HOT View Post
    With this pitching I feel as if the Reds could win any game, with the possible exception of one pitched by Oswalt.

    In two games against us this year, Oswalt is 0-0 (the Astros are 1-1).

    Good pitching can even neutralize unbeatable pitchers.

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    Re: Yawn...Reds lead the majors in ERA

    And they're doing it with all their home games in GABP!

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    Pitching well is cool and there's nothing not to like about it.
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