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    Now you are allowed to be embarrassed

    Halladay was dominant in Game 1. It happens, no shame in that.

    We had this one and played like little leaguers.

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    3 HBP, two wild pitches, 4 errors

    'Nuff said.
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    And Cincy had the A defensive team in.

    Just a bad scene in Philly.

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    Re: Now you are allowed to be embarrassed

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    Halladay was dominant in Game 1. It happens, no shame in that.

    We had this one and played like little leaguers.
    The stage was too big for them.

    Bruce losing the ball in the lights... yeah, that sucks. But Rolen making two bone-headed plays, and Phillips having two errors, to go with three hit batsmen.... man.

    Nothing will take away from this year, not even this ending. But it's a damn tough pill to swallow.

    And I've got tickets to Sunday's game . I've been waiting my whole life for this moment, and I'm not even excited about it.

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    Kinda saw it coming...one of the few on here who picked Phillies in 3...they are simply a much better team than we are...and on top of that, I think you had to maybe expect a bit of "nervous" play from our guys---we saw it in August in the Cards series as well.

    The numbers don't lie, they didn't all year. We had a great season, accomplished something very significant, but we were not good against upper echelon competition. We aren't ready yet for the bright lights. Hopefully this indoctrination will aid us in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cincrazy View Post
    The stage was too big for them.

    Bruce losing the ball in the lights... yeah, that sucks. But Rolen making two bone-headed plays, and Phillips having two errors, to go with three hit batsmen.... man.

    Nothing will take away from this year, not even this ending. But it's a damn tough pill to swallow.

    And I've got tickets to Sunday's game . I've been waiting my whole life for this moment, and I'm not even excited about it.
    I hope they win and prove me wrong, but I got a bad feeling that Cueto will start throwing balls and unravel fairly quickly.

    I had hope against Oswalt. It was true hope, but that quickly turned sour.

    For game 3, I have no hope. Maybe its better left that way.

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    I'm in that boat too cincrazy. It's incredibly anticlimactic to know it very likely just doesn't matter what happens.

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    The 7 inning was just a debacle and hopefully I won't remember it tomorrow. Chapman owned Utley. He owned Howard. And he owned Rollins. But somehow Utley 'Jeters' his way to first base, our gold glove RF misses a routine fly ball, and Utley gets favorable calls at 2nd and 3rd. It something out of a movie script.
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    Quote Originally Posted by forfreelin04 View Post
    I hope they win and prove me wrong, but I got a bad feeling that Cueto will start throwing balls and unravel fairly quickly.

    I had hope against Oswalt. It was true hope, but that quickly turned sour.

    For game 3, I have no hope. Maybe its better left that way.
    I think the Phils close us out Sunday as well, but even if we win, it's hard to have much hope against Doc on Monday. Let's face it, if we had any prayer to even send this series the max, we had to win tonight.

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    I'm embarrassed, depressed, and angry at the same time. I entered the playoffs with the mindset that I wasn't going to get too upset if they lost because I was happy to just get there this year. Not now. Scratch that. The Reds choked tonight. They had no business losing that game. That's the worst game I've even seen by a major league team.

    Scott Rolen boots a routine groundball, then makes a mental error on another grounder. Brandon Phillips boots a routine grounder, then drops a relay throw. Jay Bruce drops a flyball. All three are good defenders any other time. Scott Rolen, I love the dude, but he just looks old right now. That had to be the worst game of his career.

    The Phillies have scored 11 runs in two games. Eight of those runs could have been avoided with better defense. What a depressing way to lose a game. I truly thought the Reds would win this series if they could split in Philadelphia. Well, they had their chance and they gave it away. This is easily the worst loss of my lifetime. This easily beats the 1999 one game playoff.

    I'm so sad right now.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edskin View Post
    Kinda saw it coming...one of the few on here who picked Phillies in 3...they are simply a much better team than we are...and on top of that, I think you had to maybe expect a bit of "nervous" play from our guys---we saw it in August in the Cards series as well.

    The numbers don't lie, they didn't all year. We had a great season, accomplished something very significant, but we were not good against upper echelon competition. We aren't ready yet for the bright lights. Hopefully this indoctrination will aid us in the future.
    I hope so too Ed.

    I'm always pretty optimistic, but the facts are that the Reds stunk in big games. Sure, they bounced off the mat quickly all season, but they don't have a winning record against any of the playoff teams.

    Which got me thinking, would you rather be a Padres fan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    I'm in that boat too cincrazy. It's incredibly anticlimactic to know it very likely just doesn't matter what happens.
    I think you need to change your mindset. The series is basically over, and no, I don't think it really matters what happens Sunday, therefore it does feel somewhat anticlimatic.

    However, if I were you I'd view it like this...it's been a great year and after 15 years you finally get to see the Reds play a home game in the post-season. For one night forget about what it "means" and just enjoy the moment. Root for the Reds to validate the season a bit with a victory as opposed to getting swept away like we weren't even there.

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    It really really sucks but I don't think we're going to have to wait long to get back in the playoffs.
    "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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    I can handle losing

    and all the forthcoming, "at least we made the playoffs" sentiments that will trail after the Reds lose this series.

    But it's completely fair to point out what an utter failure the last 3-4 weeks have been for the Reds.

    Botched their chances to get homefield and avoid the Phillies.

    Got no-hit in game 1.

    And now played like a bunch of amateurs in game 2.

    Losing, fine. If they had gone into this series and had a hard-fought loss to the two-time defending NL pennant winners, I'd say go get 'em next year, nothing to be ashamed about. But the last month has been anything but inspiring. And I don't care that they finally broke a 15-year drought... I don't think it's OK to settle for consolation prizes under these conditions.

    Pathetic baseball lately. And thing is, even though our preseason expectations might not have been calibrated for 90+ wins and making the postseason, we learned this team is better than to have finished like this.

    If it sounds like I've given up on this series, you're right. The Phillies gave the Reds an opportunity and the Reds didn't take advantage. Going back to Cincinnati at 1-1 is a whole different ballgame than 2-0 and now having to beat Hamels, and then if they win, oh by the way they'll have to avoid elimination against Roy Halladay.

    That was a crushing blow.
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    I also have tickets to Sunday's game. This is what I've waited my whole life for, I should be so excited right now, but instead, I feel nothing.
    I miss Adam Dunn.


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