Marshall didn't have it today. He could have escaped with a different call, true, but he was still ahead in the count on Pagan when he gave up the home run.
Marshall is a terrific pitcher, I just hope he succeeds as a closer. He's a lefty curve ball specialist, not the usual type. Chapman or Arredondo appear to be more like the usual closer.
Last edited by Kc61; 04-26-2012 at 04:26 PM.
I hate low-velocity bullpen arms, as a rule.
I hate low-velocity bullpen arms used as high-leverage guys even more.
23 Years and Counting...
I really don't understand how anybody can watch a game like that and think "man, having umpires call balls and strikes unassisted by technology that could easily support them really adds to the game." Gotta love when the "human element" works against you...
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.
I agree we need to use the best technology available, but having it and only half using it doesn't seem to be helping.
"Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.
You want shorter games? This would be the way to do it.....you know what the zone is and you would not have teams ....like we know who...... taking pitch after pitch and getting benefits of calls beacuse of who they are.
BTW, I like guys on the mound at any point in the game who are throwing one of the best of a kind of pitch in the game. When he throws the curveball for a strike, which consistently he does, its a barely hittable to unhittable pitch. It makes major league hitters look silly. I'd reconsider that rule.
I'm really ticked about the call now. I was at the game and it was hard to tell from the left field stands and the replay looked like it might have been low. But pitch f/x shows it really wasn't even close. Rat farts!
Last edited by traderumor; 04-26-2012 at 10:33 PM.
Can't win with 'em
Can't win without 'em
Still the Reds left some runs on base they should have had in. Stubbs blundering on the bases hurt them too. He slowed around 2nd and then tried to turn it on to third. Also wasted a good outing by Bailey. I thought that was the best he looked all season. If the Reds can get that from him most times out you will take it all season long.
Gotta put this one behind and move on. The Reds have to take care of business the next three series. I think they need 6 of 9 at the minimum against these poor teams. You got to beat up on the "littles" to win a divison or make the playoffs.
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