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    Re: 8/14/09 Reds vs Nats

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRedsFan View Post
    I've seen dumb thinks and dumb moves before, but Mark Berry takes the cake. Slowest runner on the team and he send hims with Votto on deck. Great God!!!
    Yupp!!
    Plus he is a valuable starting pitcher. I might be able to out run Harang, and I have the speed of a glacier.
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    Re: 8/14/09 Reds vs Nats

    Quote Originally Posted by Spring~Fields View Post
    Yupp!!
    Plus he is a valuable starting pitcher. I might be able to out run Harang.

    Yeah, me too and I'm 20 years older than Aaron.
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    Re: 8/14/09 Reds vs Nats

    Sending your (very slow) starting pitcher on a close play at the plate, down 1 run in the 5th inning, with your best hitter due up to hit with bases loaded?

    Ladies and gentlemen, Mark Berry.
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    Re: 8/14/09 Reds vs Nats

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRedsFan View Post
    I've seen dumb thinks and dumb moves before, but Mark Berry takes the cake. Slowest runner on the team and he send hims with Votto on deck. Great God!!!
    Absolutely terrible decision! Harang is a pitcher, and an exceptionally slow pitcher on top of that, so Berry is taking a chance with him being injured in a home plate collision. Also, Votto is on deck and could be batting with the bases loaded. I've never been a big fan of Mark Berry as a third base coach, but like you said--this takes the cake. Berry's decision to send Harang is indefensible.
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    Re: 8/14/09 Reds vs Nats

    Like I said, the guy's always going to get second guessed, but I can't imagine anyone can defend that goofball decision to send Aaron home.
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    Re: 8/14/09 Reds vs Nats

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Klu View Post
    Absolutely terrible decision! Harang is a pitcher, and an exceptionally slow pitcher on top of that, so Berry is taking a chance with him being injured in a home plate collision. Also, Votto is on deck and could be batting with the bases loaded. I've never been a big fan of Mark Berry as a third base coach, but like you said--this takes the cake. Berry's decision to send Harang is indefensible.
    You covered that perfectly. One possible positive could have happened, the rest were possible negatives.

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    Re: 8/14/09 Reds vs Nats

    Washington 6th Inning Summary

    - R. Zimmerman struck out looking
    - A. Dunn walked
    - J. Willingham walked, A. Dunn to second
    - W. Harris flied out to left
    - R. Belliard flied out to right
    - End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

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    Re: 8/14/09 Reds vs Nats

    Quote Originally Posted by Spring~Fields View Post
    You covered that perfectly. One possible positive could have happened, the rest were possible negatives.
    If it were Bronson Arroyo or Johnny Cueto, then maybe I could live with the decision--both are pretty athletic, and have good speed (especially for pitchers). But Harang?! NO WAY!
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    Re: 8/14/09 Reds vs Nats

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Klu View Post
    If it were Bronson Arroyo or Johnny Cueto, then maybe I could live with the decision--both are pretty athletic, and have good speed (especially for pitchers). But Harang?! NO WAY!
    I don't think I could risk a starting pitcher getting injured over one run. They are hard to find and cost way too much and as you have said, A. Harang just doesn't have the speed to make that run score.
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    Re: 8/14/09 Reds vs Nats

    Tatum up with the bases loaded.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: 8/14/09 Reds vs Nats

    Now would be a good time to PH for Tatum.
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    Re: 8/14/09 Reds vs Nats

    Quote Originally Posted by Spring~Fields View Post
    I don't think I could risk a starting pitcher getting injured over one run. They are hard to find and cost way too much and as you have said, A. Harang just doesn't have the speed to make that run score.
    I tend to agree with you. I was just saying that Arroyo and Cueto might have the physical ability to score without benefit of a throw.
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    And Tatum leaves them loaded as he pops up in the infield. Bleh.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: 8/14/09 Reds vs Nats

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    And Tatum leaves them loaded as he pops up in the infield. Bleh.
    I reiterate--now would have been a good time to PH for Tatum.
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    Re: 8/14/09 Reds vs Nats

    Base loaded Tatum pops out. I almost messed up and typed profanity.

    Cincinnati 6th Inning Summary

    - J. Votto singled to shallow center
    - B. Phillips lined into double play, J. Votto out at second
    - L. Nix doubled to deep right center
    - J. Gomes intentionally walked
    - A. Rosales walked, L. Nix to third, J. Gomes to second
    - C. Tatum popped out to second
    - End of Inning (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)

    Washington 1 and the Reds 0 after 6 full

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         IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA  
    G. Mock    6.0 6 0 0 4 6 0 1.92 5.27   
     
    A. Harang  6.0 5 1 1 3 5 1 1.43 4.32
    IBB - J Gomes (by G Mock).

    Pitches-strikes - G Mock 101-59; A Harang 100-64.

    Ground balls-fly balls - G Mock 3-9; A Harang 2-8.

    Batters faced - G Mock 26; A Harang 25.
    Last edited by Spring~Fields; 08-14-2009 at 09:16 PM.


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