We lost 2 of 3 to the Minnesota Twins.
"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."
there needs to be some major changes. A comfortable divison lead has been bumbled away in little more than a week by some seriously bad play and decisions.
I really worry about these next couple weeks. That west coast road trip may be brutal with the way this team is playing.
I thought league average bullpen arms looked better than this
The thing is.........management is never in panic mode which can be a good thing and a bad thing. Such as not bringing up Cozart earlier last year was a stupid move.
Gee, sure don't need Willingham do we? Hmmm. I'd rather have swing at the first pitch I see after the 2 guys in front of me just walked Heisey.
"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
A competent job by the closer and there's no issue.
Aroldis fanned the first guy. Mauer had a great at bat. Chapman messed up grooving a fastball to Willingham and that was it.
As for the bunt, I agree, I wouldn't bunt there. i wouldn't have bunted the other night either when Valdez hit for Mes.
But the bottom line is the team had a lead in the ninth and the closer gave up a homer for the second straight game. Chapman just needs to be given a different role, he's messing things up.
"You only have to bat a thousand in two things; flying and heart transplants. Everything else you can go 4-for-5."
Dear Dusty: use this chart.
I just felt like Dusty made some bad decisions today. And I am not usually one who blames the losses on his decisions. But today, I think he definitely shares in the blame.
The poorest decision was made in filling out the lineup card, as usual.
The most frustrating thing about this week is losing 5 out of 6 and 4 of those losses could have easily been wins.
I don't know why I expect anything to change. I've been screaming for someone who can get on base in front of Joey and someone who can hit behind and protect him for three years. It's been obvious and its been ignored for over three seasons. I wouldn't be that worried about the Aroldis issue, if it wasn't for Dusty. There are several guys who can do the job until Chapman straightens himself out. My worry though is that Dusty keeps running AC out there letting him try to work things out in the 9th inning.
The lineup needs to be fixed ASAP though.
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