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Thread: Reds vs Pirates 5/12/10 Game Thread (aka "Legend of the Rally Onion")

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    Re: Reds vs Pirates 5/12/10 Game Thread

    Lead off single for Garrett Jones
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    Re: Reds vs Pirates 5/12/10 Game Thread

    so...I'm absolutely positive that the second I post this, I'm going to jinx everything, but I am starting to believe I have a magical onion in my possession.

    Saturday I was at my friend's house and he said, yo vp, take a look at this. He had just opened the garbage can at noticed right at the top, amongst the throwaways from the grill trimmings, a particular slice of onion. He showed it to me an I squealed, because this onion is quite freakishly the shape of a Reds C. I said I was going to put it on ebay and took it home. Didn't think much of it in any kind of superstitious sense, especially given the 14-7 drubbing the Reds had just suffered the day before.

    Dang team hasn't lost a game since. Do I have a magical onion slice? I think maybe I do. (My friend is so upset with himself. He is a Pirates fan.)

    Obviously the Reds have to lose at some point, so I am trying to assign another deeper meaning to the onion. Maybe the Reds won't lose to the pirates again this year? Or maybe ever?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp View Post
    I have absolutely nothing against Ramon Hernandez and am actually glad they brought him back as he's a good mentor, but I still can't understand what it's going to take for Hanigan to win the job. Good hitter that gets on base a ton, excellent catcher, throws base runners out and calls a great game. What's not to like about him?
    Last 20 games or so, they've been splitting time equally. I think we will see Hanigan catch Arroyo and Harang, Hernandez catch Cueto and then rest and off days will decide who catches Leake and Bailey.
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    Re: Reds vs Pirates 5/12/10 Game Thread

    Back to back singles to right.

    ummm...it's not my fault. I swear.
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    Re: Reds vs Pirates 5/12/10 Game Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    so...I'm absolutely positive that the second I post this, I'm going to jinx everything, but I am starting to believe I have a magical onion in my possession.

    Saturday I was at my friend's house and he said, yo vp, take a look at this. He had just opened the garbage can at noticed right at the top, amongst the throwaways from the grill trimmings, a particular slice of onion. He showed it to me an I squealed, because this onion is quite freakishly the shape of a Reds C. I said I was going to put it on ebay and took it home. Didn't think much of it in any kind of superstitious sense, especially given the 14-7 drubbing the Reds had just suffered the day before.

    Dang team hasn't lost a game since. Do I have a magical onion slice? I think maybe I do. (My friend is so upset with himself. He is a Pirates fan.)

    Obviously the Reds have to lose at some point, so I am trying to assign another deeper meaning to the onion. Maybe the Reds won't lose to the pirates again this year? Or maybe ever?

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    Re: Reds vs Pirates 5/12/10 Game Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    Back to back singles to right.

    ummm...it's not my fault. I swear.
    Better than walks.
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    Pirates seem to be sitting back waiting for Homer's breaking ball.
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    Re: Reds vs Pirates 5/12/10 Game Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp View Post
    I have absolutely nothing against Ramon Hernandez and am actually glad they brought him back as he's a good mentor, but I still can't understand what it's going to take for Hanigan to win the job. Good hitter that gets on base a ton, excellent catcher, throws base runners out and calls a great game. What's not to like about him?
    Hernandez has played well so far this season. His OPS+ is 106, which is excellent for a catcher. He's playing well defensively for the most part, and, most importantly, he's a familiar voice for the Reds' Spanish-speaking contingent of hurlers.

    He keeps Hanigan rested and vice versa.

    Baker has really brought Hanigan in way more than I though he would. He's playing about half the games right now, catching Arroyo, Bailey, and some of Harang. Best of all, it's working. Really, really well. Why mess with success?
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    Re: Reds vs Pirates 5/12/10 Game Thread

    Bailey K's Milledge

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    Re: Reds vs Pirates 5/12/10 Game Thread

    K
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    Re: Reds vs Pirates 5/12/10 Game Thread

    I have ZERO problem with the rotation at catcher right now. I think it is perfect.

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    Re: Reds vs Pirates 5/12/10 Game Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Hernandez has played well so far this season. His OPS+ is 106, which is excellent for a catcher. He's playing well defensively for the most part, and, most importantly, he's a familiar voice for the Reds' Spanish-speaking contingent of hurlers.

    He keeps Hanigan rested and vice versa.

    Baker has really brought Hanigan in way more than I though he would. He's playing about half the games right now, catching Arroyo, Bailey, and some of Harang. Best of all, it's working. Really, really well. Why mess with success?
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    Re: Reds vs Pirates 5/12/10 Game Thread

    Bailey ahead 0-2 on LaRoche after getting ahead 0-2 on Milledge.

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    Re: Reds vs Pirates 5/12/10 Game Thread

    4-6-3 DP to end the inning!

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    Re: Reds vs Pirates 5/12/10 Game Thread

    Yessirree! DP to end the mini-threat
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    Bruce/Votto neck and neck MVP race (neither takes it)
    Bailey CYA winner
    Hamilton ROY & GG


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