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    13 straight games against NL Central opponents

    Today's game against the Astros marked the beginning of a streak of 13 consecutive games against NL Central opponents. This is a very important stretch of the season for the Reds. We have three games vs the Astros, three at Milwaukee, four in St. Louis, and then three at home against the Cubs. IMO, we'll learn a lot about the Reds over the next two weeks. If they go out and finish with a winning record during this stretch they'll really catch the attention of everyone. Obviously today they got off on the right foot with a 8-5 win vs the Astros. IMO, a realistic goal should be a 7-6 record during this stretch. That would put the Reds at 30-26 with upcoming series against teams like the Nationals, Royals, Braves, White Sox, Indians, and Diamondbacks. Anything better than 7-6 would be a bonus.

    I'll update this thread with our record after each game during the next two weeks.

    1-0 so far.
    Last edited by OnBaseMachine; 05-26-2009 at 12:25 AM.
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    Re: 13 straight games against NL Central opponents

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Today's game against the Astros marked the beginning of a streak of 13 consecutive games against NL Central opponents. This is a very important stretch of the season for the Reds. We have three games vs the Astros, three at Milwaukee, four in St. Louis, and then three at home against the Cubs. IMO, we'll learn a lot about the Reds over the next two weeks. If they go out and finish with a winning record during this stretch they'll really catch the attention of everyone. Obviously today they got off on the right foot with a 8-5 win vs the Astros. IMO, a realistic goal should be a 7-6 record during this stretch. That would put the Reds at 30-26 with upcoming series against teams like the Nationals, Royals, Braves, White Sox, Indians, and Diamondbacks. Anything better than 7-6 would be a bonus.

    I'll update this thread with our record after each game during the next two weeks.

    1-0 so far.

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    Re: 13 straight games against NL Central opponents

    Need the impact guys back with out question. That being said, having depth is so freakin sweet. Major love for Rosey who shouldn't be on team but has come up very key on his time up.
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    6-4 win tonight against Roy Oswalt and the Astros.

    2-0 record so far.
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    It was an impressive win. When you can run Owings out against Oswalt (and have Phillips out of the lineup) and pull together a comeback win...that's big.

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    I feel like we've played the Astros about 95 times all ready this year but the fact that we've faced Oswalt like four times and he still doesn't have a win against us is REALLY impressive to me. This team does NOT give up!
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    Re: 13 straight games against NL Central opponents

    Any idea who is pitching Sat/Sun for the Reds...will Volquez be eligible/ready to come back?

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    Re: 13 straight games against NL Central opponents

    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    Any idea who is pitching Sat/Sun for the Reds...will Volquez be eligible/ready to come back?
    As of today, Volquez is supposed to pitch Monday.

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    Re: 13 straight games against NL Central opponents

    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    Any idea who is pitching Sat/Sun for the Reds...will Volquez be eligible/ready to come back?
    Friday - Cueto
    Saturday - Harang
    Sunday - Owings
    Monday - Volquez
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    Great win last night. I got freaking CRANKED when Votto hit the HR. I further CRANKED myself when Rosales fired that rail gun on the game ending DP. Thus, I left the game CRANKED.

    Whew...I'm gonna go do some laps now!

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    Re: 13 straight games against NL Central opponents

    Quote Originally Posted by nate View Post
    Great win last night. I got freaking CRANKED when Votto hit the HR. I further CRANKED myself when Rosales fired that rail gun on the game ending DP. Thus, I left the game CRANKED.

    Whew...I'm gonna go do some laps now!

    ...around the fridge!
    How great was that double play by Rosales? I thought that was a basehit all the way off the bat. Rosales has played a great third base in this series.
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    Re: 13 straight games against NL Central opponents

    Quote Originally Posted by nate View Post
    I further CRANKED myself
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    Re: 13 straight games against NL Central opponents

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    How great was that double play by Rosales? I thought that was a basehit all the way off the bat. Rosales has played a great third base in this series.
    Man, it was such a bang-bang play, I thought he just banked it over there.
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    Re: 13 straight games against NL Central opponents

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    Dude, this is a family board.
    Sorry, dude!

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    Re: 13 straight games against NL Central opponents

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    How great was that double play by Rosales? I thought that was a basehit all the way off the bat. Rosales has played a great third base in this series.
    It's good to see that the Reds can reach down to AAA and bring up quality players like Rosales and Fisher that are able to fill in when a starter goes down.

    There are 25 spots on the roster, and for way too long the Reds had guys who didn't deserve to be on a major league roster wasting space. Mostly because they didn't have the talent in the minors. I don't think anyone is proclaiming these guys as all-stars, but they've all been able to contribute to the Reds success so far.
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