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    Not that it matters, but...

    ... why in the world was Aroldis Chapman not called on when Houston got 1st and 3rd with no outs in the last inning?

    I've long since conceded this year was over, no matter what happened tonight. Just curious as a baseball fan in general.

    You're in a situation where you obviously need a K (or three) and you've got a guy who throws 100-plus. Their team has several new guys who have never seen anything like AC.

    Why was he not in the game?
    Rounding third and heading for home...

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    Said the same thing when I was watching. You absolutely have to make that move. Ondrusek has been good this year but not a guy you have confidence in to get 3 straight outs. You have to lose with your best players. There's no way those new guys touch Chapman.

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    Re: Not that it matters, but...

    Dusty's response........"it all happened so fast"
    "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

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    Re: Not that it matters, but...

    Quote Originally Posted by BluegrassRedleg View Post
    ... why in the world was Aroldis Chapman not called on when Houston got 1st and 3rd with no outs in the last inning?

    I've long since conceded this year was over, no matter what happened tonight. Just curious as a baseball fan in general.

    You're in a situation where you obviously need a K (or three) and you've got a guy who throws 100-plus. Their team has several new guys who have never seen anything like AC.

    Why was he not in the game?
    I can give you just about the most honest answer you're going to get:

    Dusty Baker.

    There's your answer.

    Why? Who the frig' knows? The guy couldn't properly manage a little league club.

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    Re: Not that it matters, but...

    Quote Originally Posted by goreds18 View Post
    Said the same thing when I was watching. You absolutely have to make that move. Ondrusek has been good this year but not a guy you have confidence in to get 3 straight outs. You have to lose with your best players. There's no way those new guys touch Chapman.

    For that matter he should have been out there to start the inning. All Ondrusek has done lately is lose games for us in a tie situation. Another scratch your head Dusty Baker move and then non move. Baker has got to go. The Bullpen was rested yet he throws Logan out there yet again. When they said he was coming into the game I knew it was over unless we scored. Saying that it really should have never come to that. If these players could score a runner from third with less than 2 outs you would have seen Cordero in the 9th for the save.

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    Re: Not that it matters, but...

    Quote Originally Posted by BluegrassRedleg View Post
    ... why in the world was Aroldis Chapman not called on when Houston got 1st and 3rd with no outs in the last inning?

    I've long since conceded this year was over, no matter what happened tonight. Just curious as a baseball fan in general.

    You're in a situation where you obviously need a K (or three) and you've got a guy who throws 100-plus. Their team has several new guys who have never seen anything like AC.

    Why was he not in the game?
    because he wasn't warmed up?

    Now don't ask me why ---
    The older I get - the better I was

    and yes - I hate the Cardinals (Reds fan since 1958)

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    Re: Not that it matters, but...

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Righthander View Post
    because he wasn't warmed up?

    Now don't ask me why ---
    Why wasn't he warmed up?
    May the Lord bless

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    Re: Not that it matters, but...

    Quote Originally Posted by wlf WV View Post
    Why wasn't he warmed up?
    OK --- you are OUT of my will

    The older I get - the better I was

    and yes - I hate the Cardinals (Reds fan since 1958)

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    Re: Not that it matters, but...

    I was gonna offer you a plan now at a reduced rate.
    May the Lord bless

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    Re: Not that it matters, but...

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Righthander View Post
    OK --- you are OUT of my will

    Your avatar was my first favorite Red.
    May the Lord bless

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    Re: Not that it matters, but...

    Quote Originally Posted by wlf WV View Post
    Your avatar was my first favorite Red.
    Still is my fav
    The older I get - the better I was

    and yes - I hate the Cardinals (Reds fan since 1958)

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    Re: Not that it matters, but...

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Righthander View Post
    Still is my fav
    He was just a little bit before my time, but I know quite a few Reds fans in the family who loved VP.
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    Re: Not that it matters, but...

    Quote Originally Posted by BluegrassRedleg View Post
    He was just a little bit before my time, but I know quite a few Reds fans in the family who loved VP.
    He wasn't before my time!
    The older I get - the better I was

    and yes - I hate the Cardinals (Reds fan since 1958)

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    Re: Not that it matters, but...

    I also Love Vada Pinson. He may be my favorate Reds player of all time

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    Re: Not that it matters, but...

    because Baker is functionally brain dead, all he can say is Its huge or Its big


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