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    Re: 5/14/12 - Reds at Braves

    Quote Originally Posted by Virginia Beach Reds View Post
    So, you have Bailey sacrifice when he doesn't have one all year with your best chance to score, only to survive one or two batters in the next inning when he had 99 pitches and you had a well rested pen? That's losing baseball.
    Agreed, 110%
    This is the ol Left Hander rounding third and heading for home.

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    Re: 5/14/12 - Reds at Braves

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    Just letting a starting pitcher go as long as possible, avoiding overuse of the pen, avoiding the risk of a new pitcher.

    You're probably right in retrospect because Homer is now out of the ballgame. Still, he pitched very well tonight I think it was reasonable to stick with him there.
    Maybe its growing up with Sparky, but I don't let starting pitchers go as long as possible. Always put your team in the best position to win. I don't think Dusty does that.

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    Re: 5/14/12 - Reds at Braves

    why treat Bourn like he is Cy Young??? Just keep the ball outside the zone and take your chances with willie mays hayes
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    Re: 5/14/12 - Reds at Braves

    Bourn flies out to center. 1-1 after 7.

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    Re: 5/14/12 - Reds at Braves

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    I'll defend Dusty on that play. Homer is pitching well, can't always use the pen early, Homer very capable of pitching the seventh.

    But he can't hit. So you bunt.

    There was plenty of opportunity by the non-pitchers to knock in Heisey, nobody came through.

    On the other hand, Homer looks a bit shaky in the seventh.
    The 7th isn't going to your pen early... I agree that Homer is capable of going back out. But what about Cozart's ABs today or the offense besides JB and JV make you believe that this was the right play?

    Homer has given you a great outing, no need to push him well over 100 pitches. Homer needed a positive start, you hit for him and he can't lose and he struck out Chipper to end the inning. If the PH gets a knock then he can win the game. Give your team a chance... Giving up the 2nd out limits their ability to score! Don't go all in on a 2 out hit, especially from a rookie that's looked rough at the plate tonight.
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    Re: 5/14/12 - Reds at Braves

    Nitpicking at its best.... Good start Homey

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    Re: 5/14/12 - Reds at Braves

    Quote Originally Posted by tixe View Post
    Maybe its growing up with Sparky, but I don't let starting pitchers go as long as possible. Always put your team in the best position to win. I don't think Dusty does that.
    Not disagreeing. Captain Hook knew his stuff.

    But there's also the issue of constantly using three or four relievers every game. And I think there is utility in letting Homer pitch seven good innings, although he didn't quite get there.

    Maybe it's my adjustment to a team that doesn't score much. Maybe this kind of offense requires pitchers to be pulled down early so a pinch hitter can possibly plate a run.

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    Re: 5/14/12 - Reds at Braves

    Jonny Venters in to pitch

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    Re: 5/14/12 - Reds at Braves

    Great start by Bailey: 6.2IP, 6H, 1ER, 2BB, 3K.

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    Re: 5/14/12 - Reds at Braves

    Stubbs has had his average nosedive 30 points in about 3 days.
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    Re: 5/14/12 - Reds at Braves

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds Fanatic View Post
    Great start by Bailey: 6.2IP, 6H, 1ER, 2BB, 3K.
    Absolutely. I'd love to see him put a string of these together.

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    Re: 5/14/12 - Reds at Braves

    I predict that pitching this lefty reliever will hurt the Braves.

    Managers don't get it. Votto hits lefties as well or better than righties.

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    Re: 5/14/12 - Reds at Braves

    Hinske stays in to play 1st, Jack Wilson in at short.

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    Re: 5/14/12 - Reds at Braves

    Infield hit for Stubbs.

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    Re: 5/14/12 - Reds at Braves

    Stubbs gets things started right.


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