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texasdave
03-28-2016, 11:00 PM
REDS LINEUP:

Hamilton - CF
Suarez - 3B
Votto - 1B
Phillips - 2B
Mesoraco - C
Cozart - SS
Holt - RF
Cave - LF
Stephenson - P

BREWERS LINEUP:

Flores, R. - 1B
Walsh - 3B
Gennett - 2B
Niewenhuis - LF
Presley - CF
Maldonado - C
Broxton, K. - RF
Rivera, Y. - SS
Anderson - P

SirFelixCat
03-28-2016, 11:11 PM
9 balls, 1 strike...walked first 2 batters. Missing badly too:(

SirFelixCat
03-28-2016, 11:12 PM
Walked the bases loaded...only 2 strikes thrown. Eek.

OnBaseMachine
03-28-2016, 11:14 PM
Embarrassing performance by Stephenson already. He's easily the most frustrating Reds pitching prospect of my lifetime.

SirFelixCat
03-28-2016, 11:15 PM
Runs the count full but Ks the next batter.

SirFelixCat
03-28-2016, 11:16 PM
6-3 weak grounder. 1 in, 2 outs

SirFelixCat
03-28-2016, 11:19 PM
liner to left and both runs score. 3-0 Brewers.

SirFelixCat
03-28-2016, 11:20 PM
Zero control and just has no idea where the ball is going. Almost hit two batters. Fell behind every hitter. Outside of an injury, that was as bad as you could see. 2 k's though....

SirFelixCat
03-28-2016, 11:23 PM
2nd K of the inning finally ends it.

Thru 0.5, 3-0 Beer Makers.

Tom Servo
03-28-2016, 11:25 PM
RobSteve not ready for primetime just yet, not really a surprise.

SirFelixCat
03-28-2016, 11:26 PM
And Billy K's to start the Reds half.

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Suarez with a double down 3b line.

texasdave
03-28-2016, 11:28 PM
On the radio, Marty noted that Stephenson's velocity has been down 3-4 mph so far in camp.

SirFelixCat
03-28-2016, 11:29 PM
RBI oppo single for Votto

SirFelixCat
03-28-2016, 11:30 PM
Hard hit double for BP, 2nd & 3rd, 1 out.

SirFelixCat
03-28-2016, 11:31 PM
Rocco ties it with a single up the middle!

SirFelixCat
03-28-2016, 11:34 PM
Cozart with a can of corn. F8. 2 down.

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Passed ball and Rocco advances. 2 down, man on 2nd for Holt.

SirFelixCat
03-28-2016, 11:37 PM
Holt draws a BB.

SirFelixCat
03-28-2016, 11:41 PM
Cave draws a BB. RobSteve with a chance to help himself. 2 outs bases loaded.

SirFelixCat
03-28-2016, 11:42 PM
K. 3-3 thru a painful 1st

SirFelixCat
03-28-2016, 11:46 PM
K to start the 2nd!

SirFelixCat
03-28-2016, 11:47 PM
Back to back K's on 3 pitches this time. 2 down

SirFelixCat
03-28-2016, 11:51 PM
F8. Great recovery this inning.

texasdave
03-28-2016, 11:51 PM
If Doug is out in Arizona, and if Doug is reading the game thread, will he please streak sometime soon to bring some excitement to this snoozefest. That was the most boring six-run (combined) inning that I have ever witnessed. Thanks in advance, Doug.

texasdave
03-28-2016, 11:53 PM
Moscot threw two innings of one-hit, no-run baseball in a minor league game today.

texasdave
03-28-2016, 11:58 PM
The Brennamanati are very impressed with Stephenson's curve.

texasdave
03-29-2016, 12:04 AM
Votto goes yard as the Reds grab a 4-3 lead. Spring training stats aside, he is probably gonna win a spot on the 25-man. Phillips doubles again. Ditto.

Chuckie
03-29-2016, 12:19 AM
Stephenson's line though. My goodness.

Chuckie
03-29-2016, 12:20 AM
On the radio, Marty noted that Stephenson's velocity has been down 3-4 mph so far in camp.

Add this with poor command and there is reason to be concerned IMO.

Tom Servo
03-29-2016, 12:21 AM
Add this with poor command and there is reason to be concerned IMO.
Not really, no.

Chuckie
03-29-2016, 12:22 AM
Not really, no.

OK.

Tom Servo
03-29-2016, 12:42 AM
Drew Hayes allowed a hit but struck out the side in the 4th. He's really pushing to make to the OD roster.

WVRedsFan
03-29-2016, 02:18 AM
Reds win on a Phillips hit 9-8. He went 3-5 and led the Reds to their fourth straight win. Pitching was, as Randy Newman would say, "It wasn't good, it wasn't bad, but it was pretty bad." Stephenson pitched 3 innings and only allowed two hits, but walked five and struck out four. He pretty much leaves spring with a 9.55 ERA, and I know, it's only ST, but he needs more work.

RedTeamGo!
03-29-2016, 02:39 AM
Not really, no.

Brah, im not ready to throw in the towel, but come on, when does he start pitching well?

HalKing
03-29-2016, 06:59 AM
I realize this is non-baseball game related, but did anyone else catch Marty's ever-growing tired act went he went off last night on whoever was running the controls when they dared to not cut off the intro music quickly enough for Marty's liking? This guy is way too full of himself. I grew up listening to baseball on the radio back in the olden days when at max you got 2 or 3 televised games per week, and I still have a great fondness for listening as opposed to gluing myself to a chair to watch a game. In spite of my appreciation for radio broadcast baseball Marty flat takes the fun out of it. The guy is like the angry old jerk in your neighborhood that you have to warn your kids to stay away from. Only difference for me is that Marty and I are close enough in age that it would be my grandkids and I wouldn't warn them to stay away from him, I'd just go kick his pansy ass if/when he ever said a word to them.

cumberlandreds
03-29-2016, 09:11 AM
Reds win on a Phillips hit 9-8. He went 3-5 and led the Reds to their fourth straight win. Pitching was, as Randy Newman would say, "It wasn't good, it wasn't bad, but it was pretty bad." Stephenson pitched 3 innings and only allowed two hits, but walked five and struck out four. He pretty much leaves spring with a 9.55 ERA, and I know, it's only ST, but he needs more work.

Stephenson definitely isn't ready for the show yet. With his inconsistent control you begin to wonder if he ever will be.

Tom Servo
03-29-2016, 10:14 AM
Brah, im not ready to throw in the towel, but come on, when does he start pitching well?
Hopefully when the season actually begins. It wasn't a good outing, but you may recall that Chuckie has been ready to throw the towel in for quite some time.

http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?108288-Robert-Stephenson-2015-thread&p=3267823&viewfull=1#post3267823

He's not ready to be a regular MLB starter. Honestly not sure why anybody might have thought differently going into spring training. His 4.7 BB/9 last season tells you as much. He needs more time in AAA to work on control. But the future is still very bright.

RedTeamGo!
03-29-2016, 10:55 AM
Hopefully when the season actually begins. It wasn't a good outing, but you may recall that Chuckie has been ready to throw the towel in for quite some time.

http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?108288-Robert-Stephenson-2015-thread&p=3267823&viewfull=1#post3267823

He's not ready to be a regular MLB starter. Honestly not sure why anybody might have thought differently going into spring training. His 4.7 BB/9 last season tells you as much. He needs more time in AAA to work on control. But the future is still very bright.

Just flipped through that thread, pretty classic stuff.

In early May I said the Reds should trade Cueto for a group of pitching prospects in case Stephenson doesn't pan out.

Prophetic!

Chuckie
03-29-2016, 02:23 PM
I'm so flattered Tom remembers all my posts and threads. It's impressive. Thanks Servo!

For the record, my position hasn't changed. I don't think Stephenson will ever be a good MLB pitcher. I hope I'm wrong. I REALLY hope I'm wrong. But he just doesn't have the necessary command. Maybe it will click one day for him. Let's all hope.

(Then Tom can bump this thread in a couple years to see if I was right or wrong.)