Turn Off Ads?
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 20

Thread: Last night I was being really really negative about the game..........then

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Northeast KY
    Posts
    873

    Last night I was being really really negative about the game..........then

    I slapped myself, looked at the standings and saw we are still tied for first place. I'm worried, but hey as long as we are in first life is good right..?? Let's take this matinee and leave this bad homestand on a good note.

    Go Redlegs!

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    dayton oh
    Posts
    110

    Re: Last night I was being really really negative about the game..........then

    To some extent you are right but on the other hand, you have to be ticked that we arent taking advantage of the Cardinals poor streak - there is no reason we shouldnt / couldnt be up 3-4 games right now.
    Today is a must win. You cant go 3-7 on a homestand and then fly west where Oakland is always competitive and in ball games and then in 2 / 3 vs. the Mariners, you have to face Felix & Lee. Not that they cant lose a game or anything but its going to be tough - its very possible to go out and go 2-4 there but lets hope it doesnt happen.

    Today's game is crucial.

  4. #3
    All work and no play..... Vottomatic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Lebanon
    Posts
    7,067

    Re: Last night I was being really really negative about the game..........then

    Quote Originally Posted by mivers176 View Post
    To some extent you are right but on the other hand, you have to be ticked that we arent taking advantage of the Cardinals poor streak - there is no reason we shouldnt / couldnt be up 3-4 games right now.
    Today is a must win. You cant go 3-7 on a homestand and then fly west where Oakland is always competitive and in ball games and then in 2 / 3 vs. the Mariners, you have to face Felix & Lee. Not that they cant lose a game or anything but its going to be tough - its very possible to go out and go 2-4 there but lets hope it doesnt happen.

    Today's game is crucial.
    That's how I feel.

    And our offense's inability to manufacture and muster up some runs against tough pitchers says alot about our postseason chances, because we'll be seeing only good pitching in the postseason.
    "I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.

    "Man do I miss the days where were didn't need a calculator and an encyclopedia of baseball metrics to enjoy a baseball game ... - MikeS21" - 8/2/12 game thread

  5. #4
    '19 '40 '75 '76 '90
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    782

    Re: Last night I was being really really negative about the game..........then

    I'm calling for a win today and 4 of 6 on the trip out west.

  6. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    dayton oh
    Posts
    110

    Re: Last night I was being really really negative about the game..........then

    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    That's how I feel.

    And our offense's inability to manufacture and muster up some runs against tough pitchers says alot about our postseason chances, because we'll be seeing only good pitching in the postseason.
    Exactly.

    It would be interesting to see the stats for when we face a team's 1-3 starters vs. their 4 and 5 and then see those stats for other NL teams to see where we rank. You are spot on about facing top notch pitching come playoffs so when we get a leadoff double, lets learn how to move him to third with an out and give someone a chance to knock him in instead of stranding him on second!

  7. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Northeast KY
    Posts
    873

    Re: Last night I was being really really negative about the game..........then

    I am upset that we haven't capitalized on the Cards struggles, but it sure beats the heck out of most years where we are 10 under .500 and 10 games out by now. That's what I'm trying to say. We are struggling, but not as bad as the Brewers, Cubs, and Astros. I'm going to make myself content to be in a pennant race. Do I wish we were 5 games up? Of course, but it's not that way and not much we can do to change it. I have a gut feeling that we are due to go on a winning streak on this road trip. I don't think the veteran leadership of this team will let this team slide into too big of a losing streak. I could be wrong though

  8. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    6,419

    Re: Last night I was being really really negative about the game..........then

    If we were playing remotely decent ball the lead would be 3 or 4 games. Instead they lost 2 of 3 from the royals, and gave up a game against the Giants, now they are showing zero ability to score runs, playing awful D, and making mental errors all over the place. I think frustration is justified.

  9. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Chapel Hill NC
    Posts
    3,281

    Re: Last night I was being really really negative about the game..........then

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds View Post
    I'm calling for a win today and 4 of 6 on the trip out west.
    Thats a good forecast, hope your better then our weathermen
    UNC Tar Heels 2009 National Champions 5 time NCAA Champs
    57, 82, 93, 05, 09
    Go Heels!!!!!

  10. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    500

    Re: Last night I was being really really negative about the game..........then

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds View Post
    I'm calling for a win today and 4 of 6 on the trip out west.
    I wouldn't bet the farm on it, but hope springs eternal.

  11. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Northeast KY
    Posts
    873

    Re: Last night I was being really really negative about the game..........then

    The last time we were in one of these funks was in April and we pulled out of that one. Oh well, I should stop being positive because it gets us nowhere. I know that we are in a huge funk and will probably be under .500 by July if we keep playing this way. I'm well aware. I honestly believe this season will be the same old story like every other season. That's the way I feel deep inside. This season pretty much is going as a carbon copy to last season. Yes we have a few more wins and have been above .500 a little longer. Last year Volquez goes out. This year Bailey goes out. Last year Aaron Harang sucked. This year Aaron Harang sucks. Last year Johnny Cueto is inconsistent. This year Johnny Cueto is inconsistent. Last year we being a big losing streak by losing to the Royals. This year the losing streak has started with the Royals. I guess thats why I'm trying to stay positive about being in first place for as long as we can hold on too it. I'm as frustrated as anyone.

  12. #11
    ZCTRMTP!!!!! texasdave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    10,815

    Re: Last night I was being really really negative about the game..........then

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds View Post
    I'm calling for a win today and 4 of 6 on the trip out west.
    And I am going all Smokey Robinson on here and singing, "I second that emotion".

  13. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Chapel Hill NC
    Posts
    3,281

    Re: Last night I was being really really negative about the game..........then

    There ya go, get a Smokey Robinson reference and its gotta be good!!
    UNC Tar Heels 2009 National Champions 5 time NCAA Champs
    57, 82, 93, 05, 09
    Go Heels!!!!!

  14. #13
    Member BigPoppa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Murfreesboro, Tennessee
    Posts
    448

    Re: Last night I was being really really negative about the game..........then

    I'd rather be 4 or 5 games up in mid-September than mid-June
    "...kicks and deals, and it's right down Broadway"
    2009 Attendance Record 1-2
    2010 Attendance Record 3-1
    2011 Attendance Record 2-0
    2012 Attendance Record 6-2

  15. #14
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Logan/Huntington, WV
    Posts
    458

    Re: Last night I was being really really negative about the game..........then

    Quote Originally Posted by BigPoppa View Post
    I'd rather be 4 or 5 games up in mid-September than mid-June
    In order to do that, you cant dig yourself a hole right now
    Cincinnati Reds
    Marshall Thundering Herd

    Kentucky Wildcats
    Indianapolis Colts

    Washington Wizards

  16. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    6,419

    Re: Last night I was being really really negative about the game..........then

    Quote Originally Posted by BigPoppa View Post
    I'd rather be 4 or 5 games up in mid-September than mid-June
    10 wins now are worth just as much as 10 wins september. For every game you dont win now you have to win one later.

    I think every team in baseball would rather win 100 straight then lose 62 straight if you gave them the option.


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25