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    Reds at Cubs 9-6-11

    Phillips 4
    Sappelt 8
    Votto 3
    Bruce 9
    Mesoraco 2
    Cairo 5
    Frazier 7
    Valaika 6
    Leake 1
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    Bruce/Votto neck and neck MVP race (neither takes it)
    Bailey CYA winner
    Hamilton ROY & GG

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    Re: Reds at Cubs 9-6-11

    Feels like spring training. Which is ok under the circumstances.

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    Re: Reds at Cubs 9-6-11

    Nice to see Mes back in there and moved up the order a tad. Really nice to see Stubbs get a day off. Valaika at short? Hmmmm. Not exactly a fantastic left side to say the least.

    Just saw this on Sheldon's blog, this is Sappelt's first ML start at center. I never really thought about it before, but he HAS been in left a bunch.
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    Re: Reds at Cubs 9-6-11

    What's the point in playing at chicago, and playing a night game? I guess the bleacher bums make sure their kids go to school.

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    Re: Reds at Cubs 9-6-11

    Great to see Sappelt get a start in CF and Valaika at SS.
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    Re: Reds at Cubs 9-6-11

    Quote Originally Posted by medford View Post
    What's the point in playing at chicago, and playing a night game? I guess the bleacher bums make sure their kids go to school.


    Good one.

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    Re: Reds at Cubs 9-6-11

    So bummed -- had tickets to this game but lost them. They were physical tickets, not online, so I'm SOL. Well, at least I'll warm...
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Reds at Cubs 9-6-11

    Anybody else notice that Phillips seems to be taking his last practice swing really, really late the last few games? Seems like his bat isn't even getting back in to position until the ball is half way to home plate.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Reds at Cubs 9-6-11

    Sappelt with a line drive double to LC. That's how it's supposed to look.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Reds at Cubs 9-6-11

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    Sappelt with a line drive double to LC. That's how it's supposed to look.
    That is the Dave Sappelt type of swing that I saw a lot in Louisville.

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    Re: Reds at Cubs 9-6-11

    Nice catch by Sappelt.

    He should get a lot of playing time in CF now. Reds will want to avoid a Stubbs K record.

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    Re: Reds at Cubs 9-6-11

    Could have sworn that on that strike 3 pitch to Aramis Ramirez, Marty said 'Bronson deals, and Ramirez swings and misses....' Of course tonight it's not Bronson, but Mike Leake....
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    Re: Reds at Cubs 9-6-11

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    He should get a lot of playing time in CF now. Reds will want to avoid a Stubbs K record.
    Nope. Dusty said in the pregame that Stubbs will be back there tomorrow. They want to get him 100 runs. And Stubbs won't get close to the All Time record. The Reds have 21 games left. He needs 39 strikeouts in that time to tie the record. Stubbs strikes out a lot. Even he doesn't strike out that much.

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    Re: Reds at Cubs 9-6-11

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Nope. Dusty said in the pregame that Stubbs will be back there tomorrow. They want to get him 100 runs. And Stubbs won't get close to the All Time record. The Reds have 21 games left. He needs 39 strikeouts in that time to tie the record. Stubbs strikes out a lot. Even he doesn't strike out that much.
    I think you are right, but Stubbs has struck over 40 times in a month twice this year... Splits here.
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    Re: Reds at Cubs 9-6-11

    Quote Originally Posted by mbgrayson View Post
    I think you are right, but Stubbs has struck over 40 times in a month twice this year... Splits here.
    In a month, yes. But he has about 67% of a month left.


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