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    Re: Reds-Phils series 8/20

    Quote Originally Posted by Jamz View Post
    I expect this series will be decided by the pitchers (sounds weird, because if you want to be a stickler every game is decided by the pitcher but yeah.)
    Couldn't you just as easily say that it will be decided by the hitters?

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    Re: Reds-Phils series 8/20

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    Another way to look at this is Reds play 7 with Philly over next few weeks.

    Altogether, I'd love 5-2, but realistically would be satisfied with 4-3.

    3-4 wouldn't be disastrous either. Worse than that is not good.
    That's what I'm hoping for: 4-3.. Anything better would be awesome.
    3-4 would not be devastating, but I'd like to see the Reds keep rolling.
    Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2010-2014!

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    Re: Reds-Phils series 8/20

    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    Couldn't you just as easily say that it will be decided by the hitters?
    I expect the series to be decided by a combination of hitting, fielding, pitching, ballpark effects, managerial decisions and random variation.

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    Re: Reds-Phils series 8/20

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    Just can't let their starting pitchers have easy innings. The Philadelphia bullpen is down there with the Cubs, Mets, Brewers, and Astros.
    And this time, we have Wilson Valdez.
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    Re: Reds-Phils series 8/20

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    Harrell 10-8 with 3.81 should win Cy Young award playing with Astros.
    Love this line. :O)
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    Re: Reds-Phils series 8/20

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeThierry View Post
    Halladay has a 2.25 ERA in the last 28 days. When he faced the Cards, he was a bad, bad, bad dude. What ever struggles he had early, he's money right now.
    Did you use 28 days because 29 days ago he gave up 6 runs in six innings?
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    Re: Reds-Phils series 8/20

    Goals for series
    1. do not be no hit
    2. do not be swept
    3. win series


    goals for game 1
    1. do not be no hit- check
    2. score at least 5 runs check
    3. do not give up 12 runs oops

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    Re: Reds-Phils series 8/20

    As poor as the Phillies record is this year, they're more the kind of team the Reds are going to face in the playoffs as opposed to the rif-raf they've been pounding the past month. There won't be any Astros, Cubs, Rockies, Mets or Padres in the post-season.

    Color me slightly discouraged by tonight and the Reds' record vs. Philadelphia. It's like they get stage fright in Citizens Bank - from Heisey's boneheaded base running to Leake's batting practice pitches to the relentless doubles off of Phillies bats, tonight seemed like a complete overmatch. I know Mike Leake and Sam Lecure won't exactly be the ones to stare down the Ryan Howard-type hitters in October, but good god ... what a trip behind the woodshed and a reality check this was.

    Win tomorrow and it'll be forgotten. Lose and ... yuck.
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    Re: Reds-Phils series 8/20

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds/Flyers Fan View Post
    As poor as the Phillies record is this year, they're more the kind of team the Reds are going to face in the playoffs as opposed to the rif-raf they've been pounding the past month. There won't be any Astros, Cubs, Rockies, Mets or Padres in the post-season.

    Color me slightly discouraged by tonight and the Reds' record vs. Philadelphia. It's like they get stage fright in Citizens Banks. I know Mike Leake and Sam Lecure won't exactly be the ones to stare down the Ryan Howards in October, but good god ... what a trip behind the woodshed and a reality check for this team.
    While I think there's some merit to what you're saying, it's not like the Reds haven't beaten good teams. They've beaten the Yankees, the Braves, the Pirates, the Giants, and the Cardinals. Let's not act like one game in Philly so far is indicative of anything more than just that: one game.
    "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."

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    Re: Reds-Phils series 8/20

    Philly will relish the spoiler role this year. They're embarrassed about the result but also know it was all injury related. They're going to be tuning up the rest of the year and getting their new pieces acclimated as best they can. It's going to be a dogfight to get 2 of 3 from these guys. They've got chips on their shoulders about a wasted year where they all got another year older. All that combined with the fact that they realize they just torment the Reds. Just like the Reds torment the Brewers, as was said in the game thread. I guess you can't let it get in your head, just play your game and the results should pan out.

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    Re: Reds-Phils series 8/20

    I'm afraid the Reds are catching the Phils at a bad time. They are relatively healthy for the first time this season and seemed to be hitting well now. The Reds are going to need really good starting pitching the rest of this series to have a chance to win. With Bailey and Arroyo going the next two games I'm not too optimistic. Bailey's last 4 starts haven't been good at all and that ballpark just isn't suited for the type of pitching Arroyo delivers.
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    Re: Reds-Phils series 8/20

    Wow, that was a whipping last night.
    I hope we can split the last 2 games...
    Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2010-2014!

    Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!

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    Re: Reds-Phils series 8/20

    Quote Originally Posted by REDREAD View Post
    Wow, that was a whipping last night.
    I hope we can split the last 2 games...
    Three more games. This is a 4 game series.
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    Re: Reds-Phils series 8/20

    Personally, I'm just glad we play the Philadelphia Castellinis a maximum of seven times a year.

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    Re: Reds-Phils series 8/20

    This team has had a 'no way we can beat Philly' vibe since 2010. They had several opportunities to succumb to that feeling again tonight, but they didn't give in. There was a definite air of confidence that no matter how many times Philly came back, the Reds would always top them. Hopefully, this will be the end of that Philly monkey on our backs...let's take 2 more!!

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