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klw
01-21-2019, 09:28 PM
With just over 65 days and 16 plus hours until gametime, I declare myself sick of seeing the last game of 2018 showing up in the game thread header.

Who will get the opening day starter nod?
Disco- the Reds vet
Castillo- the future ace?
Gray- the longterm steady
Wood-the guy to suck up to in hopes he signs an extension
Roark- why not

Who will be in CF?

Weather forecast- temps between 25f and 25 C. Some clouds, maybe some sun, rain or snow possible.

reds1869
01-26-2019, 06:20 PM
This thread makes me happy. I feel optimistic for the first time in years. I would guess Castillo gets the starting nod, but any of them other than Roark would be okay. As for CF, I'm saying Senzel.

Kingspoint
01-30-2019, 02:30 AM
Who will be the game MVP?

I'll go with Scooter. He has a flare for early season dramatics.

bleedsred
02-08-2019, 08:27 AM
Gray gets the start after an impressive spring and Kemp has 2 HR...Reds win 6-3! Gray goes 6 2/3...6 hits, 7 k, 1 BB, 2 ER for the win.

Alabama
02-13-2019, 04:07 PM
Wood starts.
Barnhart
Votto
Gennet
Suarez
Peraza
Winker
Puig in center
Kemp/schebler depending on LR matchup

goreds2
02-17-2019, 04:11 PM
From a 2/14/19 Article: https://www.mlb.com/news/each-mlb-teams-projected-opening-day-lineup/c-302718516

Pirates LINEUP IF SEASON STARTED TODAY

1. Adam Frazier, 2B
2. Starling Marte, CF
3. Corey Dickerson, LF
4. Josh Bell, 1B
5. Francisco Cervelli, C
6. Colin Moran/Jung Ho Kang, 3B
7. Lonnie Chisenhall, RF
8. Erik Gonzalez / Kevin Newman, SS

WrongVerb
02-17-2019, 04:35 PM
How I feel and what i think when I look at that lineup is what fans of other teams must have felt and thought when looking at Reds lineups in recent years.

Boston Red
02-18-2019, 02:12 PM
Pittsburgh has announced Jameson Taillon as their starter for this game.

I will be somewhere in LV holding onto a sizeable Reds ML bet.

CarolinaRedleg
02-22-2019, 01:08 PM
Which of the new Reds does a Pirates pitcher throw at first?

goreds2
03-11-2019, 09:24 AM
Eric Davis to throw ceremonial first pitch to Johnny Bench.

klw
03-11-2019, 12:57 PM
1st long range model out to opening Day says showers and mild.

https://www.tropicaltidbits.com/analysis/models/gfs/2019031112/gfs_mslp_pcpn_frzn_ncus_52.png


Stay tuned for a whole new solution at 18Z

klw
03-12-2019, 09:29 AM
GFS now saying dry and 50's at gametime. Lets hold off that incoming system until after the Reds get the win in.

https://www.tropicaltidbits.com/analysis/models/gfs/2019031206/gfs_mslp_pcpn_frzn_ncus_51.png

https://www.tropicaltidbits.com/analysis/models/gfs/2019031206/gfs_T2m_ncus_52.png

klw
03-13-2019, 09:01 AM
GFS has sped up the storm. Looks like wet and warm

https://www.tropicaltidbits.com/analysis/models/gfs/2019031306/gfs_mslp_pcpn_frzn_ncus_49.png

https://www.tropicaltidbits.com/analysis/models/gfs/2019031306/gfs_T2m_ncus_50.png

goreds2
03-13-2019, 12:42 PM
https://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/hamilton-county/cincinnati/reds-opening-day-tickets-go-on-sale-saturday


CINCINNATI -- Opening Day is almost here.

Tickets for the Cincinnati holiday will go on sale at 9 a.m. Saturday (3/16/19) at Great American Ball Park. Tickets will only be available at the ballpark ticket windows while they last.

The Reds' Opening Day game is at 4:10 p.m. on March 28 against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Fans will be able to line up for tickets starting at 9 a.m. Friday. Fans will get wristbands that show their place in line and will be expected to stay at the ballpark until ticket sales begin. Ballpark employees will perform random checks to ensure fans stay on-site and to make sure no one is holding spots for people who are not at the ballpark.

This is the last year Opening Day tickets will be sold at the windows. Going forward, all tickets will be sold through online sweepstakes.

Prices range from $35 to $55. There is a limit of four Opening Day tickets per person.

klw
03-15-2019, 12:15 PM
Storm is still showing up on the GFS (GFS and hour 324 disclaimers added for Membengal's benefit)
https://www.tropicaltidbits.com/analysis/models/gfs/2019031506/gfs_mslp_pcpn_frzn_ncus_47.png

https://www.tropicaltidbits.com/analysis/models/?model=gfs&region=ncus&pkg=mslp_pcpn_frzn&runtime=2019031506&fh=324

membengal
03-15-2019, 10:19 PM
Those disclaimers are appreciated.

klw
03-17-2019, 08:20 AM
Today's 6Z GFS still has the storm in the area but says dry and warm at gametime.

https://www.tropicaltidbits.com/analysis/models/gfs/2019031706/gfs_T2m_ncus_42.png

https://www.tropicaltidbits.com/analysis/models/gfs/2019031706/gfs_mslp_pcpn_frzn_ncus_41.png

klw
03-18-2019, 09:13 AM
You think I would have been checking the weather for the correct day but nooooo I was looking at Wed instead of Thursday.

goreds2
03-18-2019, 11:31 AM
You think I would have been checking the weather for the correct day but nooooo I was looking at Wed instead of Thursday. How does it look for 3/28/19?

klw
03-18-2019, 11:44 AM
GFS has storm moving into the area but dry with temps in the 60s at game time

https://www.tropicaltidbits.com/analysis/models/gfs/2019031806/gfs_mslp_pcpn_frzn_ncus_41.png

https://www.tropicaltidbits.com/analysis/models/gfs/2019031806/gfs_T2m_ncus_42.png

Other models are about to come into range.

Edd Roush
03-18-2019, 03:10 PM
GFS has storm moving into the area but dry with temps in the 60s at game time

https://www.tropicaltidbits.com/analysis/models/gfs/2019031806/gfs_mslp_pcpn_frzn_ncus_41.png

https://www.tropicaltidbits.com/analysis/models/gfs/2019031806/gfs_T2m_ncus_42.png

Other models are about to come into range.

Where on your temperature image do you see 60 degrees in Cincinnati at gametime? I see a 53 right where Cincinnati is...

klw
03-18-2019, 05:07 PM
Where on your temperature image do you see 60 degrees in Cincinnati at gametime? I see a 53 right where Cincinnati is...

You are correct. I messed up, probably by looking at all the other lo 60's to the east.

It is still in the crapshoot range but other models are starting to cover that time frame too.

https://www.tropicaltidbits.com/analysis/models/gem/2019031812/gem_mslp_pcpn_frzn_ncus_40.png

klw
03-20-2019, 10:14 AM
Models this morning seem to be saying dry and around 50ish for next Thursday (200 hour,my bad eyesight, and reading comprehension disclaimers apply)
https://www.tropicaltidbits.com/analysis/models/?model=gfs&region=ncus&pkg=mslp_pcpn_frzn&runtime=2019032006&fh=204

https://www.tropicaltidbits.com/analysis/models/gfs/2019032006/gfs_mslp_pcpn_frzn_ncus_34.png

https://www.tropicaltidbits.com/analysis/models/gem/2019032000/gem_mslp_pcpn_frzn_ncus_35.png

Euro here:
https://weather.us/model-charts/euro/usa-east/significant-weather/20190328-1800z.html

goreds2
03-23-2019, 10:05 AM
Looks like Cincinnati's local TV is broadcasting the game. https://local12.com/sports/reds/local-12-to-broadcast-reds-opening-day-resulting-in-programming-changes-03-21-2019

goreds2
03-26-2019, 11:54 AM
Free Skyline Coney on opening day.

https://www.dayton.com/news/local/free-cheese-coney-skyline-chili-celebrate-reds-opening-day/PO6ROgZuMHTcxB80dcKAMI/

WrongVerb
03-26-2019, 12:09 PM
Opening day weather looks good. Saturday and Sunday, though, look like terrible baseball weather. Saturday might be a wash out, and Sunday game time temperatures will be in the 40s.

klw
03-27-2019, 09:40 AM
25 man Roster is set:

Here's the full rundown of the Reds' 25-man roster:
https://www.mlb.com/reds/news/reds-25-man-roster-set
Catchers
Tucker Barnhart
Curt Casali

Infielders
Joey Votto
Eugenio Suarez
Jose Peraza
Jose Iglesias

Outfielders
Jesse Winker
Yasiel Puig
Scott Schebler
Matt Kemp

Utility players
Derek Dietrich
Kyle Farmer

Starting pitchers
Luis Castillo
Sonny Gray
Tanner Roark
Anthony DeSclafani
Tyler Mahle

Relief pitchers
Raisel Iglesias
Jared Hughes
David Hernandez
Michael Lorenzen
Zach Duke
Amir Garrett
Wandy Peralta
Robert Stephenson

Injured list
Scooter Gennett
Alex Wood
Alex Blandino

InsaneinthBrame
03-27-2019, 12:39 PM
I am very curious to see opening day lineup. It will give me my first read on Bell as a manager.

klw
03-27-2019, 01:45 PM
Jamie Ramsey


@Jamieblog
21h21 hours ago
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Opening Day coverage on @FOXSportsOH gets started at 9am Thursday morning with "Links to the Game" featuring Kent Mercker and Bronson Arroyo. At 10am, live coverage of the annual #Reds Opening Day celebration begins.

WrongVerb
03-27-2019, 04:31 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D2sSZkQWsAAGY5D.jpg:small

kaldaniels
03-27-2019, 04:45 PM
Where my Matt Kemp lineup truthers at?

klw
03-27-2019, 04:53 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D2sSZkQWsAAGY5D.jpg:small

The speed at the top of that lineup will put the fear into the Bucs battery. (that being said they will get on base unlike some prior 1-2 combos.)

KronoRed
03-27-2019, 04:58 PM
Exciting :D

mth123
03-27-2019, 08:40 PM
Line-up drops-off quickly after the top 4. Gennett's injury really hurts.

M2
03-27-2019, 09:22 PM
Where my Matt Kemp lineup truthers at?

I'm legit surprised he's not there. Does that make him the backup CF now?

NeilHamburger
03-27-2019, 09:37 PM
Line-up drops-off quickly after the top 4. Gennett's injury really hurts.

Yep, my visions of the below in February seem far, far away:

Peraza
Votto
Puig
Suarez
Realmuto
Winker
Gennett
Senzel


Honestly, I could see the OD lineup being a below average team on offense.

InsaneinthBrame
03-27-2019, 10:32 PM
The speed at the top of that lineup will put the fear into the Bucs battery. (that being said they will get on base unlike some prior 1-2 combos.)

I see a lot of LOB in the future

BTW the Reds were 3rd in the majors in LOB

KronoRed
03-28-2019, 02:17 AM
Better to be LOB then to be ground outs.

goreds2
03-28-2019, 05:53 AM
This is a special day always. Everyone enjoy the moment. Inviting some friends over today to watch game in garage.

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cumberlandreds
03-28-2019, 07:34 AM
Another Opening Day. It's spring and time to begin anew again. Everyone is even today and everyone expects a good season. The Reds have at least tried this off season to get better. Now we will see if that effort has paid off. This is my 48th season as a baseball fan. Time is flying by. It does go faster the older you become. So just sit back and enjoy this opener and let hope spring eternal for a wonderful 2019 season.

membengal
03-28-2019, 08:46 AM
I'm legit surprised he's not there. Does that make him the backup CF now?

Isn't Taillon a right hander? I am guessing Kemp and Winker will more or less be platooning...

cumberlandreds
03-28-2019, 09:28 AM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D2vaItxX0AAiFPD.jpg

Kinsm
03-28-2019, 10:01 AM
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klw
03-28-2019, 10:19 AM
Cincinnati Reds

Verified account

@Reds

Presenting your 2019 Cincinnati Reds.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D2wDq8JWsAANQJX.jpg

cumberlandreds
03-28-2019, 10:24 AM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D2v-YN1W0AMjh0x.jpg

Kc61
03-28-2019, 10:42 AM
I don't usually critique batting orders. Not a big believer in it. So now I'll critique the batting order for Opening Day.

Reds' hot streak last year had Scheb leading off and Wink hitting 6. I would have gone back to that. Scheb exercised good bat discipline in the leadoff spot.

Also, with Peraza's walk issues, batting him ahead of Barnhart/Iglesias could be a problem. Nobody's going to give Jose much to hit. Wink would be tougher at six, come in over the plate or he'll take the walk.

I would have gone with Schebler, Peraza, Votto, Suarez, Puig, Winker, Barnhart, Iglesias, Pitcher.

*BaseClogger*
03-28-2019, 11:24 AM
Since I usually only post about batting orders to complain I'll chime in:

It's perfect <3

UKWhoDey
03-28-2019, 11:30 AM
My body is ready. Its finally here. Lots of Reds gear seen around Lexington today

Ron Madden
03-28-2019, 11:34 AM
Isn't Taillon a right hander? I am guessing Kemp and Winker will more or less be platooning...

I read on game day preview that Winker has hit .444 vs Taillon.

Don’t know how Kemp has done vs Taillon.

PuffyPig
03-28-2019, 11:42 AM
I see a lot of LOB in the future

BTW the Reds were 3rd in the majors in LOB

Good hitting teams have lots of LOB, as they get more base runners.


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PuffyPig
03-28-2019, 11:44 AM
Yep, my visions of the below in February seem far, far away:

Peraza
Votto
Puig
Suarez
Realmuto
Winker
Gennett
Senzel


Honestly, I could see the OD lineup being a below average team on offense.

Your lineup has the teamís worse hitter getting the most ABís


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Ron Madden
03-28-2019, 11:46 AM
Good hitting teams have lots of LOB, as they get more base runners.


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I think the 1976 Reds hold the all time team record for LOB, but I’m not sure.

NeilHamburger
03-28-2019, 11:49 AM
Your lineup has the team’s worse hitter getting the most AB’s


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I really like Winker hitting lower in the lineup with guys on in front of him. Peraza isn't ideal as a leadoff guy, but with improvements I could see him have a .350 OBP this year.

Edskin
03-28-2019, 11:50 AM
Weather outlook for those of us out of town? Getting my son out of school early today so we can watch and don’t want to disappoint if a delay is possible.

Alabama
03-28-2019, 11:51 AM
It’s time, winter is over, we have hope again. My Mr Sunshine but is gone.
With our new staff we will, at the least, have a chance everyday.
We have a very solid offense even without Scooter and Senze. A good mix of patient hitters with a guy or two who will step right in and take an uncontrolled hack looking to do damage.
With Scooter out and Iglesias in, we have a little more d and a little less thump. That’s ok.
Let’s get this **** started baby! Come on Luis

JaxRed
03-28-2019, 11:59 AM
It’s time, winter is over, we have hope again. My Mr Sunshine but is gone.
With our new staff we will, at the least, have a chance everyday.
We have a very solid offense even without Scooter and Senze. A good mix of patient hitters with a guy or two who will step right in and take an uncontrolled hack looking to do damage.
With Scooter out and Iglesias in, we have a little more d and a little less thump. That’s ok.
Let’s get this **** started baby! Come on Luis

Alabama posts something positive? Way to go Baby !!

membengal
03-28-2019, 12:07 PM
Weather outlook for those of us out of town? Getting my son out of school early today so we can watch and don’t want to disappoint if a delay is possible.

The weather is more than fine. No delays due to weather.

wvreds
03-28-2019, 12:15 PM
I read on game day preview that Winker has hit .444 vs Taillon.

Don’t know how Kemp has done vs Taillon.

Small sample size, but Kemp is 0-3 vs Taillon.

Winker is 4-9 including a HR vs Taillon (.444) as you said.

Edskin
03-28-2019, 12:18 PM
The weather is more than fine. No delays due to weather.

Awesome thanks

JaxRed
03-28-2019, 12:21 PM
Tallion's a righty... got no problem with it.

InsaneinthBrame
03-28-2019, 12:49 PM
Good hitting teams have lots of LOB, as they get more base runners.


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But they were not a good run scoring team. They had high lob in ratio to runs scored because the obp guys are slow and poor runners and the team had mediocre power.

Kinsm
03-28-2019, 01:07 PM
The weather is more than fine. No delays due to weather.

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'69
03-28-2019, 02:09 PM
:beerme:

TheTimeIsNow
03-28-2019, 03:32 PM
Starling Marte has been removed from the lineup with a migraine (seriously????). JB Shuck will get the start.

NebraskaRed
03-28-2019, 03:35 PM
Pirates scratched Marte because of migraines. JB Shuck will take his place

CaiGuy
03-28-2019, 03:37 PM
Pirates scratched Marte because of migraines. JB Shuck will take his place

Aww, shucks.

KittyDuran
03-28-2019, 03:58 PM
I was wondering why there were Dodger fans here...to boo Puig! [emoji13]


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Red Raindog
03-28-2019, 03:58 PM
got to say as far as national anthems go -- that one was first rate

Big Klu
03-28-2019, 04:03 PM
Game here just got pre-empted for "Blue Jacket Conversations".

Typical.

Kinsm
03-28-2019, 04:04 PM
How is JB Shuck still playing in the majors?

Wonderful Monds
03-28-2019, 04:05 PM
Game here just got pre-empted for "Blue Jacket Conversations".

Typical.

Damn, that’s a raw deal.

Alabama
03-28-2019, 04:07 PM
Let go gentlemen. Mount up for the playoff run!!

Big Klu
03-28-2019, 04:08 PM
Damn, that’s a raw deal.

It's no big deal. I've had a hard time getting excited about the season anyway. (I've tried not to be negative about it, though.)

Cherokee
03-28-2019, 04:08 PM
Let's do this!

WVRedsFan
03-28-2019, 04:10 PM
A win today would go a long way to firing up the fan base, but a loss will feel like more of the same. Let's win!!!

NebraskaRed
03-28-2019, 04:12 PM
1 pitch, one out

UPRedsFan
03-28-2019, 04:12 PM
Please be good Luis today!

Tom Servo
03-28-2019, 04:14 PM
Filthy changeup to get Melky swinging.

Larry Schuler
03-28-2019, 04:15 PM
Years later, I'm still scarred from seeing our ace Edinson Volquez give up 5 runs in the 1st inning of every start, so these first two outs of an exciting game are a pleasant surprise.

TheBigLebowski
03-28-2019, 04:15 PM
5 pitch walk to the always fearsome Chris Dickerson

WVRedsFan
03-28-2019, 04:16 PM
And a walk to Dickerson.

JaxRed
03-28-2019, 04:16 PM
Game here just got pre-empted for "Blue Jacket Conversations".

Typical.

Let us know what they say...

NebraskaRed
03-28-2019, 04:17 PM
great inning by Castillo

Kc61
03-28-2019, 04:17 PM
K on an 0-2 pitch, low and out of the zone, way to go Luis.

TheBigLebowski
03-28-2019, 04:17 PM
2 nasty changeups there. Good first inning!

Tom Servo
03-28-2019, 04:18 PM
Luis looking sharp.

Let's get to it offense!

JaxRed
03-28-2019, 04:18 PM
Castillo tied for league lead in ERA.

UKWhoDey
03-28-2019, 04:19 PM
Bam! Sit down Cabrera

Kc61
03-28-2019, 04:19 PM
Castillo tied for league lead in ERA.

Bad walk rate, though.

TheBigLebowski
03-28-2019, 04:20 PM
Bad luck Winker. He smoked that.

JaxRed
03-28-2019, 04:20 PM
Bad luck Winker. He smoked that.

I thought that was a hit for sure...

TheTimeIsNow
03-28-2019, 04:20 PM
I enjoy seeing a lineup without Billy Hamilton, but adding Pirate killer Yasiel Puig doesn't make me feel better.

KYExtemper
03-28-2019, 04:21 PM
I thought Votto hit that out of the park.

Kinsm
03-28-2019, 04:22 PM
Spring stats don't matter

Ironman92
03-28-2019, 04:22 PM
Votto worries me

NebraskaRed
03-28-2019, 04:22 PM
that'll do, Joey

TheBigLebowski
03-28-2019, 04:22 PM
I thought that was gone. But we'll take the 2B

Tom Servo
03-28-2019, 04:22 PM
Votto back

Larkin Fan
03-28-2019, 04:22 PM
Votto has gone 0 ABs without an extra base hit.

KYExtemper
03-28-2019, 04:22 PM
I do like the 1-2 punch of Votto and Puig. Hopefully that can prove productive this season.

Larry Schuler
03-28-2019, 04:22 PM
He declined to decline there.

WrongVerb
03-28-2019, 04:23 PM
Votto with one more XBH than he had all of spring training. Rumors of his decline may be premature.

Strikes Out Looking
03-28-2019, 04:24 PM
Votto with one more XBH than he had all of spring training. Rumors of his decline may be premature.

They always are.

UKWhoDey
03-28-2019, 04:24 PM
I think we can retire the Bronson commercial. Bring back the JTM guitar one if youre going to run one into the ground again this season.

TheBigLebowski
03-28-2019, 04:26 PM
That sucked

KronoRed
03-28-2019, 04:28 PM
Surprising, Puig made him work while Suarez went up hacking.

NebraskaRed
03-28-2019, 04:30 PM
is anything as nervewracking as watching Schebler trying to field a fly ball when the sun is out?

TheBigLebowski
03-28-2019, 04:32 PM
3 DUIs? I thought it was only one. You gotta be a real boozehound to accumulate 3 of those at once.

Tadasimha
03-28-2019, 04:34 PM
Castillo looking pretty good so far

M2
03-28-2019, 04:34 PM
The Pirates might have the worst defense ever in the field today. Put the ball in play and good things will happen.

JaxRed
03-28-2019, 04:35 PM
is anything as nervewracking as watching Schebler trying to field a fly ball when the sun is out?

Who was it that claimed you couldn't hit in the day if you had blue eyes?

Ron Madden
03-28-2019, 04:36 PM
When Castillo is on top of his game he kinda reminds me of Soto.

Ironman92
03-28-2019, 04:36 PM
And Schebler swings at final warmup pitch and makes an out before Marty get back on the air lol

TheBigLebowski
03-28-2019, 04:37 PM
Gosh, we're hitting it hard...just right at them

CaiGuy
03-28-2019, 04:38 PM
The Pirates might have the worst defense ever in the field today. Put the ball in play and good things will happen.

Just don't hit it right at fielders. ;)

NebraskaRed
03-28-2019, 04:38 PM
Iglesias with an RBI double JUST AS WE ALL PREDICTED

Larkin Fan
03-28-2019, 04:38 PM
That Iglesias guy was a good pickup.

TheBigLebowski
03-28-2019, 04:38 PM
Iglesias 2B scores a run! That one also looked gone

membengal
03-28-2019, 04:39 PM
Just like we said - get Iglesias in for offense.

Tom Servo
03-28-2019, 04:39 PM
The Jose Connection!!

Scooter Who?

Ironman92
03-28-2019, 04:39 PM
Woo hoo

Jose steals Puigís new thunder

WrongVerb
03-28-2019, 04:39 PM
3 DUIs? I thought it was only one. You gotta be a real boozehound to accumulate 3 of those at once.

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/man-held-in-3-duis-in-1-night/

Ron Madden
03-28-2019, 04:39 PM
That almost left the yard.

Kingspoint
03-28-2019, 04:39 PM
Happy, Happy, Joy Joy!

Ron Madden
03-28-2019, 04:40 PM
Woo hoo

Jose steals Puigís new thunder

Hip Hip Jose!!!

Norm Chortleton
03-28-2019, 04:40 PM
Josť≤

mhs95_06
03-28-2019, 04:40 PM
RBI and clears the 9th spot so Winker can start the 3rd.

CarolinaRedleg
03-28-2019, 04:41 PM
That's it. Iglesias is definitely getting drilled next time up.

Kingspoint
03-28-2019, 04:43 PM
Why does today feel Sacred for me?

I Love Baseball!

Tony Cloninger
03-28-2019, 04:44 PM
It will take guys like Iglesias and bench players to do that for this team to contend.

Now that’s some good old fashioned cliche talk worthy of FireJoeMorgan.

JaxRed
03-28-2019, 04:46 PM
Manfred is such a better spokesman than Bud

Tom Servo
03-28-2019, 04:47 PM
This situation is where Luis had a tendency to let things snowball last season.

Ron Madden
03-28-2019, 04:49 PM
Manfred is such a better spokesman than Bud

I don't know how Bud stayed in office so long

Tom Servo
03-28-2019, 04:50 PM
This situation is where Luis had a tendency to let things snowball last season.
Encouraging that he got out if it!

ochoa30
03-28-2019, 04:50 PM
This situation is where Luis had a tendency to let things snowball last season.

Was thinking the same thing. Good to see him get those last 2 outs pretty easily.

JaxRed
03-28-2019, 04:50 PM
Who got nervous on the Puig/Peraza ball? (besides me)

Kingspoint
03-28-2019, 04:50 PM
It will take guys like Iglesias and bench players to do that for this team to contend.
It's always what makes a season the most fun for me...when contributions come from everywhere.

membengal
03-28-2019, 04:51 PM
Encouraging that he got out if it!

Definitely- had the same thought - that turns into three run innings often on him. If he can cut that out, he moves closer to ace.

KronoRed
03-28-2019, 04:53 PM
Josh Bell...he still had a chance!

NebraskaRed
03-28-2019, 04:53 PM
Josh BelLOL

Kc61
03-28-2019, 04:53 PM
Take advantage of this error, somebody hit one out now.

KronoRed
03-28-2019, 04:55 PM
Nice run down..LOL

Ron Madden
03-28-2019, 04:55 PM
JOEY!!!!

WildcatFan
03-28-2019, 04:55 PM
Damn, Lorenzo Cain robbed a homer to win the game—woulda tied it.

Larry Schuler
03-28-2019, 04:55 PM
It feels like the 2019 Reds are playing the 2014-2018 Reds!

The Operator
03-28-2019, 04:57 PM
Wow Pirates defense lol blown rundown

Kingspoint
03-28-2019, 04:57 PM
The Pirates might have the worst defense ever in the field today. Put the ball in play and good things will happen.

Nostradamus

Ron Madden
03-28-2019, 05:01 PM
Joe West needs to retire

Tadasimha
03-28-2019, 05:01 PM
Joe West needs to retire

Ten years ago

Brisco
03-28-2019, 05:04 PM
Joe West needs to retire

According to gameday he is not giving Luis anything that even touches the outside of the zone.

ochoa30
03-28-2019, 05:04 PM
West has missed more calls this inning then he has made, lol.

Kingspoint
03-28-2019, 05:04 PM
Joe West needs to retire

When I heard he was the umpire, I said to myself, "Is that the same Joe West who must be 75 by now?".

WrongVerb
03-28-2019, 05:04 PM
Not saying Castillo will have that kind of career, but we should remember that Tom Glavine made it to the Hall of Fame using a change-up as his main pitch.

Larkin Fan
03-28-2019, 05:04 PM
Ten years ago

More like twenty.

membengal
03-28-2019, 05:05 PM
That was not a foul tip. Frickiní Joe west. That should have been a K to end inning.

Kc61
03-28-2019, 05:06 PM
Third walk for Castillo. I thought he had the strikeout, they say foul, whatever.

Kinsm
03-28-2019, 05:06 PM
Joe West needs to retire

West is the president of the World Umpires Association (WUA), he'll leave only when he wants to.

RedsfaninMT
03-28-2019, 05:06 PM
FB velocity already down 1 or 2

membengal
03-28-2019, 05:07 PM
Heís throwing strikes that West wonít call strikes.

Kinsm
03-28-2019, 05:07 PM
K K K

Larry Schuler
03-28-2019, 05:08 PM
Expertly thrown 6 inches off the black for strike 3.

CaiGuy
03-28-2019, 05:08 PM
To be fair, Castillo got a call or two in his favor as well.

The strikezone is just bad all around.

Larkin Fan
03-28-2019, 05:08 PM
Nice to see a Reds opening day pitcher actually pitching like they deserved the start.

ochoa30
03-28-2019, 05:08 PM
He’s throwing strikes that West won’t call strikes.

To be fair he called some balls strikes that inning as well. Castillo needs to command his fastball better.

Ron Madden
03-28-2019, 05:10 PM
To be fair he called some balls strikes that inning as well. Castillo needs to command his fastball better.

He sure did.. He sucks out loud

membengal
03-28-2019, 05:11 PM
To be fair he called some balls strikes that inning as well. Castillo needs to command his fastball better.

Castilloís command is fine today. To pick at it is to be picking nits.

Ron Madden
03-28-2019, 05:13 PM
Reds have hit some balls right on the screws

- - - Updated - - -

WOW!

Saven
03-28-2019, 05:14 PM
This Pirates performance couldn't have happened to a better manager.

Larkin Fan
03-28-2019, 05:14 PM
It sure is an adventure for the Pirates on defense

OGB
03-28-2019, 05:14 PM
Tucker should've taken second.

JaxRed
03-28-2019, 05:15 PM
OK. please... how is that a hit?

RedsfaninMT
03-28-2019, 05:16 PM
Tucker should've taken second.

Nah. He runs a long time in one spot.

TRF
03-28-2019, 05:16 PM
Billy Hamilton would have been on third.

Look someone had to be first right?

ochoa30
03-28-2019, 05:16 PM
Castillo’s command is fine today. To pick at it is to be picking nits.

3 walks in 4 innings but ok

Kc61
03-28-2019, 05:18 PM
Taillon 48 pitches, Castillo 61. Luis not helped by that strike three called a foul. Made him go an extra batter, threw a number of additional pitches.

Ron Madden
03-28-2019, 05:18 PM
OK. please... how is that a hit?

I heard them call that a hit instead of an error all I could say is WOW!

UKWhoDey
03-28-2019, 05:18 PM
Pirates doing their best Bad News Bears impression on D today.

Larkin Fan
03-28-2019, 05:20 PM
I heard them call that a hit instead of an error all I could say is WOW!

Opening day generosity.

mhs95_06
03-28-2019, 05:21 PM
Definitely- had the same thought - that turns into three run innings often on him. If he can cut that out, he moves closer to ace.

Treat Castillo like the ace and maybe he will be one!

mhs95_06
03-28-2019, 05:23 PM
Opening day generosity.

Whether its sun, light, wind, or loose dirt that it can be blamed on, it usually is scored a hit!

Tom Servo
03-28-2019, 05:23 PM
5 excellent innings from Luis.

Give the man some more run support!

NebraskaRed
03-28-2019, 05:23 PM
Treat Castillo like the ace and maybe he will be one!

he's getting there

Chip R
03-28-2019, 05:25 PM
I heard them call that a hit instead of an error all I could say is WOW!

Showing an error on the scoreboard.

Ron Madden
03-28-2019, 05:27 PM
Showing an error on the scoreboard.

Thanks. They said error on the broadcast.

Didn't the Pirates have an error on that run down.

JaxRed
03-28-2019, 05:27 PM
Showing an error on the scoreboard.

SS got an error but I don't remember what that was,

mhs95_06
03-28-2019, 05:28 PM
It feels like the 2019 Reds are playing the 2014-2018 Reds!

2014-18 Reds had much better defense.

Larkin Fan
03-28-2019, 05:28 PM
Time to worry about Votto again?

NeilHamburger
03-28-2019, 05:29 PM
Reds better make that 1 run hold up. I think Jameson has a shot a completing the game in under 100 pitches.

Ron Madden
03-28-2019, 05:30 PM
SS got an error but I don't remember what that was,

The botched rundown?

M2
03-28-2019, 05:31 PM
Nostradamus

Kind of you to say so, but it's just basic knowledge of who these Pirates are. I assume Pittsburgh fans are mortified by this. They have some egregious defenders out there today - Bell, Frazier, Kang, Cabrera.

mhs95_06
03-28-2019, 05:32 PM
The botched rundown?

No, they already had gotten an out on that play. The error was the ball booted by Bell, that Votto hit.

membengal
03-28-2019, 05:33 PM
3 walks in 4 innings but ok

One of those walks literally should not have happened if Joe west was competent. So, two walks effectively in 5 and 1/3. His command has been just fine.

KYExtemper
03-28-2019, 05:33 PM
Need to push this lead out a bit. I still don't trust our bullpen with a one run lead.

Junkerson
03-28-2019, 05:33 PM
Is... Is that a Reds Starting Pitcher pitching in the 6th inning? I don't believe my eyes

Ron Madden
03-28-2019, 05:34 PM
Big K

mhs95_06
03-28-2019, 05:35 PM
Big out there on the Dickerson K after he almost tied it!

Kinsm
03-28-2019, 05:37 PM
clap hands

membengal
03-28-2019, 05:38 PM
8 Ks, 2 hits, 3 walks. 5 2/3. And outdueled Taillon who is on fire today. Helluva an outing for Castillo on opening day.

Ron Madden
03-28-2019, 05:38 PM
5 2/3 innings 91 pitches and he only gave up 2 hits.

Good Job!

ochoa30
03-28-2019, 05:39 PM
One of those walks literally should not have happened if Joe west was competent. So, two walks effectively in 5 and 1/3. His command has been just fine.

He also got bailed on a bad call by west to bell that should have been ball 4 in that same inning. Either way a good start by Castillo. Glad to see it. Hopefully the pen can do its job and the bats can add on.

mhs95_06
03-28-2019, 05:39 PM
Not treating Castillo like an ace there! Want to make sure he doesn't lose confidence? I'd have given him one more batter.

Tom Servo
03-28-2019, 05:40 PM
Think I would have let Luis face Cervelli but I’m not mad about the hook.

Kc61
03-28-2019, 05:42 PM
I would have pulled Castillo. He was getting three balls on everybody, seemed to be losing it.

Ron Madden
03-28-2019, 05:42 PM
Just a bit outside

Kc61
03-28-2019, 05:42 PM
Maybe Raisel should come in here. Is this the critical moment of the game?

How does one ever know?

JaxRed
03-28-2019, 05:42 PM
Hughes needs to throw some strikes...

KronoRed
03-28-2019, 05:43 PM
Oh Bullpen.

NebraskaRed
03-28-2019, 05:43 PM
oh no

KYExtemper
03-28-2019, 05:43 PM
Uh, good grief. WAKE UP

Red Raindog
03-28-2019, 05:43 PM
there's our old Reds

Larkin Fan
03-28-2019, 05:43 PM
Here we go...

The Operator
03-28-2019, 05:43 PM
Wow

2-1

WVRedsFan
03-28-2019, 05:43 PM
Great goodness.

BluegrassRedleg
03-28-2019, 05:44 PM
What an absolute buzzkill on what had been a great day.

KYExtemper
03-28-2019, 05:44 PM
I've seen many a game like this with the Reds in MLB the Show. Makes me want to break my television....

ochoa30
03-28-2019, 05:44 PM
Well we had a good 5 innings

757690
03-28-2019, 05:44 PM
Defense doesn’t matter...

Tracy Jones
03-28-2019, 05:44 PM
Bullpen.

Defense.

They both need addressed.

NeilHamburger
03-28-2019, 05:44 PM
Sometimes the analytics comes back to bite you.

NebraskaRed
03-28-2019, 05:44 PM
Bell will be obviously be questioned about taking Castillo out there

mhs95_06
03-28-2019, 05:44 PM
Brantley says that was a bad match-up as Cervelli likes the ball in, and that's where Hughes was going to try to get him out -- didn't work. Then a single and a brain cramp by Winker in LF to lose the lead.

Mitri
03-28-2019, 05:44 PM
Maybe Raisel should come in here. Is this the critical moment of the game?

How does one ever know?

Yep. Let him get the last out and pitch the next inning too

WVRedsFan
03-28-2019, 05:44 PM
Diidn't Hughes struggle in ST? He sure is today

NebraskaRed
03-28-2019, 05:45 PM
sounds like Hughes was getting booed

Kc61
03-28-2019, 05:45 PM
Bell will be obviously be questioned about taking Castillo out there

It backfired, but it’s only the sixth inning. At some point he had to use the bullpen.

Ron Madden
03-28-2019, 05:45 PM
Come on throw strikes

The Operator
03-28-2019, 05:45 PM
Hughes getting boo birds

He can't get anyone out

Tracy Jones
03-28-2019, 05:45 PM
Diidn't Hughes struggle in ST? He sure is today

Expecting him to repeat last season is...optimistic

corkedbat
03-28-2019, 05:45 PM
Man, Bryan Price coulda done that. :bang:

Really sucky move.

JFLegal
03-28-2019, 05:46 PM
it's ok. reds will win this one.

ochoa30
03-28-2019, 05:46 PM
Cervelli the speed demon picks the Reds pocket for a run and the lead. That just cant happen.

JaxRed
03-28-2019, 05:47 PM
Brantley says that was a bad match-up as Cervelli likes the ball in, and that's where Hughes was going to try to get him out -- didn't work. Then a single and a brain cramp by Winker in LF to lose the lead.

Winker didn't exactly hustle after the ball but on the replay you can see Iglesias pointing to 2b as to where to throw..

KYExtemper
03-28-2019, 05:47 PM
As I noted earlier, I don't trust this bullpen AT ALL

membengal
03-28-2019, 05:47 PM
Just a little slow from our backup center fielder in that single to LF. Sheesh. And that was the speed of (checks notes) Cervelli that scored from first. Thatís...bad.

WVRedsFan
03-28-2019, 05:48 PM
Taillon hasn't thrown very many pitches. We will have him for awhile.

NeilHamburger
03-28-2019, 05:48 PM
Does Jameson complete this bad boy in under 100?

Kc61
03-28-2019, 05:49 PM
As I noted earlier, I don't trust this bullpen AT ALL

Just want to reiterate my long-standing comment. Lack of defense and bullpen are sometimes trivialized on the ORG. But they are pretty important in the game threads.

Hughes was excelent last year, however.

SlimJim11
03-28-2019, 05:50 PM
Winker didn't exactly hustle after the ball but on the replay you can see Iglesias pointing to 2b as to where to throw..


yeah it looked like winker was expecting Iglesias to be in position for a cut off throw and when he wasn't he double clutched then threw it to 2nd.

Tom Servo
03-28-2019, 05:50 PM
Just want to reiterate my long-standing comment. Lack of defense and bullpen are sometimes trivialized on the ORG. But they are pretty important in the game threads.
Defense is certainly debated but was anybody arguing that you don’t need a good bullpen?

It’s been 6 innings of game 1 of 162, the sky isn’t falling, gentlemen.

WrongVerb
03-28-2019, 05:51 PM
Reds gave up 2 runs. If the game is over, why am I still hearing it being broadcast?

Kc61
03-28-2019, 05:51 PM
Winker and Peraza both hesitated on the play. I’ll blame Winker because I’m down on the outfield defense. But to be fair, they both hesitated.

Needs a few runs.

Mitri
03-28-2019, 05:52 PM
Bullpen will be ok. Room for improvement. And Hughes was nails last year. He deserves some rope.

Not sure what Bell was saving Iglesias for, though. That was where you bring him in.

JaxRed
03-28-2019, 05:52 PM
Defense is certainly debated but was anybody arguing that you don’t need a good bullpen?

It’s been 6 innings of game 1 of 162, the sky isn’t falling, gentlemen.

I'll argue that we have a good bullpen...

InsaneinthBrame
03-28-2019, 05:53 PM
Defense is certainly debated but was anybody arguing that you don’t need a good bullpen?

It’s been 6 innings of game 1 of 162, the sky isn’t falling, gentlemen.

Winker is on pace to cost us 162 runs on defense

Kc61
03-28-2019, 05:53 PM
I blame the umpire.

He extended the fifth inning with the foul call on a strikeout. Castillo threw extra pitches. That resulted in Castillo’s removal. Which resulted in Hughes.

Blame the umpire.

Ron Madden
03-28-2019, 05:54 PM
Just want to reiterate my long-standing comment. Lack of defense and bullpen are sometimes trivialized on the ORG. But they are pretty important in the game threads.

Hughes was excelent last year, however.

The bullpen and defense aren't really trivialized.

It's the washed up vets that are recommended that folks scoff at.

Kc61
03-28-2019, 05:54 PM
Defense is certainly debated but was anybody arguing that you donít need a good bullpen?

Itís been 6 innings of game 1 of 162, the sky isnít falling, gentlemen.

Sky isnít falling, but itís constantly argued that the Reds should not pay for relievers.

Tracy Jones
03-28-2019, 05:54 PM
I'll argue that we have a good bullpen...

It was awful all spring. Hughes might be the biggest regression candidate in baseball. I think they need help.

KronoRed
03-28-2019, 05:54 PM
Why was he running?

WVRedsFan
03-28-2019, 05:54 PM
Winker and Peraza both hesitated on the play. I’ll blame Winker because I’m down on the outfield defense. But to be fair, they both hesitated.

Needs a few runs.

It looked like Winker didn't get in any hurry to get to the batted ball, either. Just lousy defense. A little league play