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    Manageable stretch my butt

    In typical Reds style, another new way to completely screw up a game. That's why I don't want to hear anyone ever say we have a manageable "stretch" of the year looking ahead to opponents, because simply, it's the Reds and they'll manage a way to screw it up as usual. We're 3-4 since the supposed easy stretch going to Atlanta started, all 4 losses by a run, including an 8 run blown lead (6 in the 9th), and of all things contribute to losing a game because you can't see a freaking fly ball and it goes like 20 feet behind you.

    Good job crew, always finding a new way to figure out how to lose. Typical Reds can't handle the easy stretch of the schedule.

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    Re: Manageable stretch my butt

    And we won a lot of games by 1 run, what is your point? Averages are balancing out, relax. Freaking out about 1 loss won't get you anywhere. It makes you look ignorant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reds42MLB View Post
    And we won a lot of games by 1 run, what is your point? Averages are balancing out, relax. Freaking out about 1 loss won't get you anywhere. It makes you look ignorant.
    We're 3-4 since our hot streak and we blow 8 run leads and can't catch fly balls? I'm not the ignorant one. We need to get crap together, completely blowing a golden opportunity here.

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    Re: Manageable stretch my butt

    We have to be more consistant with our hitting and get more than 2 guys hot at the same time!!! Be patient though,this team has come a long long way since early Aug.of last year when they looked like a team, looking for a way to be a real team!!!

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    Re: Manageable stretch my butt

    We're also 3-2 since the blow up game against Atlanta.

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    the season is 162 games long. you dont win every game and you dont win every series. you dont panic in this game. every team goes through a rough patch. if we win tomorrow thats 2 series won in a row. Theres no reason to make conclusions about the rest of the season whether positive or negative over 1 game.

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    I'm not worried about a 7 game stretch where we lost 4 and won 3. I remember the 7 game stretches where we would lose 8!!! My best case scenario for this team, for this month was to be 10 games over .500, now we have a real shot at that. Were not going to win every game, but we can win every series. Let take it to them boys!!!!!
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    Re: Manageable stretch my butt

    They were in both games against Atlanta, and i'm not sure who said they're an easy team to beat.. but they aren't. They're over .500, and I expect them to remain over .500 throughout the season. They proceeded to take 2/3 from Cleveland. They're still in position to take the series against Pittsburgh, this is baseball, not college football, you can't expect them to win every time they play a team they're better than, it's about winning the series, which they've continued to do.

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    Re: Manageable stretch my butt

    AND..............how 'bout you give Stubbs a break ? He lost one in the lights...it happens to every major league outfielder.

    I guess in your illustrious big league career as an outfielder you never lost one, but everybody else has/does.

    Let's run you out there 150 or so times a year and let you look at 300-400 fly balls and see how many get by you.
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    Re: Manageable stretch my butt

    Quote Originally Posted by BigPoppa View Post
    I guess in your illustrious big league career as an outfielder you never lost one, but everybody else has/does.

    Let's run you out there 150 or so times a year and let you look at 300-400 fly balls and see how many get by you.
    I see the point you're making, but if only those who have played MLB are allowed to criticize players then there's no point in having this forum.

    Just because you can't do something doesn't mean you can't criticize the performance of those who are being paid to do it.

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    Re: Manageable stretch my butt

    Over react much?

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    Re: Manageable stretch my butt

    I thought the easy stretch started with the Brewers? Wouldn't that make them 4-3 in the easy stretch?

    Come on, man....

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    Re: Manageable stretch my butt

    Quote Originally Posted by Hanover View Post
    I thought the easy stretch started with the Brewers? Wouldn't that make them 4-3 in the easy stretch?

    Come on, man....
    Yes the easy stretch did start with the Brewers, and we are 5-4 since then, losing only 1 series so far, and winning 2. We are not out of this series yet, even though we should have won that one yesterday with how well leake was pitching. There are 2 games left with pretty favorable pitching match ups for us.

    I can't really blame Stubbs on the ball that much, since I have lost a couple balls in the outfield when the sun was going down. These things happen, there is a small window of time this time of year where it is really hard for the outfielders to see the ball, and if they can't track it off the bat then its over.

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    Re: Manageable stretch my butt

    ^^^
    5-4, not 4-3. Good call.

    There is a difference between Stubbs misplaying that ball and Stubbs not hustling. The ball last night happens.... hopefully not very often, but it happens. If he wasn't hustling or making a boneheaded play, that's something different.

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    Re: Manageable stretch my butt

    He lost the ball in the lights. Not much he can do about it. It's not like it was sunny and he wasn't wearing sunglasses.

    It is at home, though, which is kind of embarrassing. And it couldn't have come at a worse time...


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