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WrongVerb
05-07-2019, 03:19 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D5_JXGdWkAcVhyl.jpg:small

wvreds
05-07-2019, 03:24 PM
Hmm. Is a message being sent to Peraza here?

Rolando
05-07-2019, 03:25 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D5_JXGdWkAcVhyl.jpg:small

Bell just cant help himself can he?

adkindo
05-07-2019, 03:29 PM
replace Barnhart with Casali, and this is probably the best batting lineup we can field as of today?

When will VanMeter get an actual chance to play?

JCM11
05-07-2019, 03:31 PM
Senzel out of the lead off spot and Votto back in it. :bang:

TheBigLebowski
05-07-2019, 03:37 PM
No idea why we don't stay with Senzel at leadoff.

But whatever.

HammerTime
05-07-2019, 03:57 PM
I don't want to complain every single day about the lineup, but at some point there needs to be some consistency. That should start with Senzel at 1.

ScotlandRed
05-07-2019, 04:06 PM
Infuriating the lack of consistency in the line up. As a player is must be very frustrating. Familiarity with where you are batting and who you are batting before/after surely helps?

UKWhoDey
05-07-2019, 04:06 PM
I believe I have better odds of picking the KY lottery numbers than picking our starting lineup batting order on a given day.

membengal
05-07-2019, 04:22 PM
I literally no longer expect to see anything stay the same, and it has made life as a Reds fan much easier.

klw
05-07-2019, 04:24 PM
I assume the A's start is a RHP. Votto seems to go to 1 when the SP is RH.

WVRedsFan
05-07-2019, 04:35 PM
Driving me nuts. I may be off base, but my theory is that batting Votto leadoff is the main reason for his slow start this year. Same might be said for the hitting woes throughout the lineup.

KronoRed
05-07-2019, 04:35 PM
When will VanMeter get an actual chance to play?

I'm guessing he's AAA bound once the pen is used up again.

WVRedsFan
05-07-2019, 04:37 PM
But Senzel?

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2019, 04:38 PM
I don't get why he seems to be moving Senzel down to batting 6th against righties I would keep him at leadoff and Votto at batting 2nd for a while I think it is the best spot for both. I also really thought Vanmeter would at least get a start with the DH being used in this series

adkindo
05-07-2019, 04:39 PM
I do not look forward to the Reds playing in this stadium....it has foul territory big enough to raise livestock.

mamell
05-07-2019, 04:40 PM
At least we don't have to worry that the guy leading off is a sure fire power hitter destined to hit 50 HRs a season.. Instead we can rest assured he'll strike out often enough to make the opposing pitcher feel perhaps over confident in his endeavors..

mamell
05-07-2019, 04:44 PM
Hmm. Is a message being sent to Peraza here?

He'll get to pinch hit for the pitcher in a game with the DH in place.. Now THAT'S DB home grown strategy..

mamell
05-07-2019, 04:47 PM
We're gonna win because I plan to go to bed early. When I don't watch they win or at least have won every game I've failed to watch this season.
Surely (or is it Shirley?) that's a bankable strategy..

Big Klu
05-07-2019, 04:55 PM
We're gonna win because I plan to go to bed early. When I don't watch they win or at least have won every game I've failed to watch this season.
Surely (or is it Shirley?) that's a bankable strategy..

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-VJPYyt1o_Xw/TzxCycDW0cI/AAAAAAAAAig/lUdFhIdLaMk/s1600/112.jpg

KronoRed
05-07-2019, 04:56 PM
I do not look forward to the Reds playing in this stadium....it has foul territory big enough to raise livestock.

They should graze sheep, it's an A's tradition.

The Operator
05-07-2019, 05:16 PM
2,6,5,1,6 are Senzel's spots in the order so far, am I forgetting one?

I really wish Bell would stop trying to outsmart everyone and just plug him into the leadoff spot and leave well enough alone.

RiverfrontRed
05-07-2019, 05:17 PM
Senzel out of the lead off spot and Votto back in it. :bang:

Don't worry... it'll be different again tomorrow...

JCM11
05-07-2019, 05:30 PM
Votto's numbers leading off : .173 .306 .308 .614
Votto's numbers batting 2nd: .282 .386 .433 .819

Why does HAl 9000 keep telling Bell to bat Joey lead off?

Alabama
05-07-2019, 05:35 PM
2,6,5,1,6 are Senzel's spots in the order so far, am I forgetting one?

I really wish Bell would stop trying to outsmart everyone and just plug him into the leadoff spot and leave well enough alone.

Yep. The earlier quote in this thread about Bell just not being able to help himself is spot on.
Senzel should be leading off, end of story. All of his at bats are competitive and he has the speed and instincts to cause some havoc on balls in play that no one else in the lineup does.

Ron Madden
05-07-2019, 05:44 PM
Keep an eye on Matt Chapman 3B.
This guy is a ball player he can hit and really pick it @ 3B.
In my opinion Nolan Aronado is the only one who plays better defense at 3B than Chapman does.

Alabama
05-07-2019, 05:48 PM
Keep an eye on Matt Chapman 3B.
This guy is a ball player he can hit and really pick it @ 3B.
In my opinion Nolan Aronado is the only one who plays better defense at 3B than Chapman does.

Nolan is the only one in the same stratosphere as Chapman defensively. They are both all time greats. Probably both top 5-7 at the position all time.

BillDoran
05-07-2019, 06:26 PM
it has foul territory big enough to raise livestock.

That's a good damned line.

Baseballdad
05-07-2019, 06:30 PM
Why canít we ever have a set lineup! Sometimes I wonder if Bell thinks heís managing a little league team??

Ron Madden
05-07-2019, 06:34 PM
Very few teams play with a set lineup now days.

Kingspoint
05-07-2019, 06:43 PM
I don't want to complain every single day about the lineup, but at some point there needs to be some consistency. That should start with Senzel at 1.

Look for consistency June 1.

Ohiohaybaler
05-07-2019, 06:50 PM
Votto's numbers leading off : .173 .306 .308 .614
Votto's numbers batting 2nd: .282 .386 .433 .819

Why does HAl 9000 keep telling Bell to bat Joey lead off?

Thanks for the stat

Baseballdad
05-07-2019, 06:54 PM
Very few teams play with a set lineup now days.

I disagree! Most teams have a set leadoff man, cleanup, No 3 hitter.

KoryMac5
05-07-2019, 07:10 PM
Free VanMeter!!!

onehand
05-07-2019, 07:31 PM
I think I understand Bell's thinking... in 6 ABs yesterday, Senzel "failed to get on base". :laugh:

Rantly
05-07-2019, 08:48 PM
We're gonna win because I plan to go to bed early. When I don't watch they win or at least have won every game I've failed to watch this season.
Surely (or is it Shirley?) that's a bankable strategy..

Good!

Norm Chortleton
05-07-2019, 08:55 PM
I disagree! Most teams have a set leadoff man, cleanup, No 3 hitter.Read Ron Madden's thread in ORG:

https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Eredszone%2Ecom%2F forums%2Fshowthread%2Ephp%3Ft%3D118083&share_tid=118083&share_fid=5475&share_type=t

Tom Servo
05-07-2019, 10:02 PM
lol lights delay

The Operator
05-07-2019, 10:02 PM
Delaying the game because of one light bank when it's still light out?

jredmo2
05-07-2019, 10:02 PM
Another delay, non-weather related. Baseball is funny.

The Operator
05-07-2019, 10:02 PM
Either way, no Thom tonight. I have a good feeling.

KronoRed
05-07-2019, 10:03 PM
It's the Bees man...they followed the team!

Tadasimha
05-07-2019, 10:04 PM
lol lights delay

Are they blinking?

DocRed
05-07-2019, 10:04 PM
Delaying the game because of one light bank when it's still light out?

Oakland Coliseum is the WORST ballpark in MLB. Been there many times as a former East Bay resident and its terrible...

adkindo
05-07-2019, 10:07 PM
Oakland Coliseum is the WORST ballpark in MLB. Been there many times as a former East Bay resident and its terrible...

do they still use foul territory as their bullpen?

Tony Cloninger
05-07-2019, 10:08 PM
Agreed. Oakland. Nothing but Black Panthers. Hell’s Angels. And Gene Effing Tenace. Why Gary Nolan? Why.

westofyou
05-07-2019, 10:08 PM
I do not look forward to the Reds playing in this stadium....it has foul territory big enough to raise livestock.

I like the place, has a certain character

KronoRed
05-07-2019, 10:09 PM
Could be worse, this park is known for sewage backups

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2019, 10:09 PM
This is one of the dumbest delays I have ever seen. Lets wait until it gets dark to see if we have lights that work by then

This pretty much does in getting to see any of this game tonight. This may be going till 3 or 4 in the morning if they ever start this

Ron Gant
05-07-2019, 10:11 PM
I like the place, has a certain character

As someone who has seen multiple games there (both NFL and MLB), no. No it doesn't.

Norm Chortleton
05-07-2019, 10:12 PM
This is one of the dumbest delays I have ever seen. Lets wait until it gets dark to see if we have lights that work by then

This pretty does in getting to see any of this game tonight. This may be going till 3 or 4 in the morning if they ever start thisGotta love Dietrich lol. For those that can't watch, he had a tool belt on ready to go fix the lights

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2019, 10:13 PM
Gotta love Dietrich lol. For those that can't watch, he had a tool belt on ready to go fix the lights

I love Dietrich. He has been here a month and he is quickly becoming one of my favorite Reds ever

HammerTime
05-07-2019, 10:13 PM
At this rate I won’t make the end of this one.

kaldaniels
05-07-2019, 10:14 PM
The lighting and makeup on LeCure and Giesenschlag make the studio show look like a bad public access broadcast.

KronoRed
05-07-2019, 10:14 PM
Good lord Sam LeCure talks fast.

Norm Chortleton
05-07-2019, 10:14 PM
I love Dietrich. He has been here a month and he is quickly becoming one of my favorite Reds everHopefully they fix the lights, then Dietrich knocks them out, Robert Redford-style

Tadasimha
05-07-2019, 10:14 PM
I like the place, has a certain character

Technically, so does an outhouse

adkindo
05-07-2019, 10:15 PM
I like the place, has a certain character

I have never been there....but the character must not be able to be seen on television. Looks like so many other horrible looking stadiums that were built in the 60's and 70's.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2019, 10:16 PM
14850

757690
05-07-2019, 10:16 PM
I like the place, has a certain character

And that character is Foster Brooks.

westofyou
05-07-2019, 10:18 PM
Very few teams play with a set lineup now days.

Casey Stengel would endorse this statement

GADawg
05-07-2019, 10:18 PM
Agreed. Oakland. Nothing but Black Panthers. Hellís Angels. And Gene Effing Tenace. Why Gary Nolan? Why.

Thatís hilarious....Gene Tenace deserves to be thrown in with those crowds but I wouldnít have thought of it!

Btw I was already gonna only make a few innings so I really didnít need this delay

Tadasimha
05-07-2019, 10:18 PM
14850

Dude Perfect and he has his own logo

DocRed
05-07-2019, 10:19 PM
do they still use foul territory as their bullpen?

Not sure I moved a few years ago. But I had to cover multiple games there because of my job and the first time I was there I remember thinking, "Wow, this is a MLB ballpark? You've got to be sh***** me". Part of the problem is that it was also the stadium for the Raiders.

ScotlandRed
05-07-2019, 10:19 PM
Nolan is the only one in the same stratosphere as Chapman defensively. They are both all time greats. Probably both top 5-7 at the position all time.

Chapman has played like 2 seasons.

westofyou
05-07-2019, 10:19 PM
As someone who has seen multiple games there (both NFL and MLB), no. No it doesn't.

To each their own, I also Bowie there in 83

adkindo
05-07-2019, 10:20 PM
Dude Perfect and he has his own logo

I am just hoping guy is not asked to pee in a cup anytime soon....those HR's seem to carry a little more this year.

GADawg
05-07-2019, 10:21 PM
Turner Ward is an odd dude

GullyFoyle
05-07-2019, 10:22 PM
do they still use foul territory as their bullpen?

The Giants stadium this weekend definitely does.

wally post
05-07-2019, 10:22 PM
Dude Perfect and he has his own logo

sigh. Love his home runs but dude is so Miami Vice 80s

adkindo
05-07-2019, 10:23 PM
Not sure I moved a few years ago. But I had to cover multiple games there because of my job and the first time I was there I remember thinking, "Wow, this is a MLB ballpark? You've got to be sh***** me". Part of the problem is that it was also the stadium for the Raiders.

yeah, I know that is an issue with the foul territory being so large is the football element....then they added that upper deck Mt. Davis on top for the Raiders. I think they were the last team in MLB that warmed up their relievers right along right and left field....not sure if they ever built modern bullpens. I recall many teams did that when I was a kid....reminds me of little league today.

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The Giants stadium this weekend definitely does.

oh really? I did not know that.

JFLegal
05-07-2019, 10:23 PM
The lighting and makeup on LeCure and Giesenschlag make the studio show look like a bad public access broadcast.

ha, makes wayne's world look like a world-class production.

Rantly
05-07-2019, 10:24 PM
As someone who has seen multiple games there (both NFL and MLB), no. No it doesn't.

The place does hold some pretty good memories from 1990 games 3 and 4.

adkindo
05-07-2019, 10:25 PM
sigh. Love his home runs but dude is so Miami Vice 80s

which makes him even more likable in my opinion....his style never changed, and now he is unique :)

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The place does hold some pretty good memories from 1990 games 3 and 4.

and some bad ones....Davis never was the same after that lacerated kidney

KronoRed
05-07-2019, 10:27 PM
The Giants stadium this weekend definitely does.

They claim they did that to be unique but I've heard they actually forgot to design one into the stadium.

Tony Cloninger
05-07-2019, 10:27 PM
Casey Stengel would endorse this statement

Great point as Stengel had constant churning of lineups and even the starters would be held back against certain teams.
Even Whitey Ford

When Houk took over the lineups became way more set. Some bench players had more Games played then At Bats.

Ron Madden
05-07-2019, 10:27 PM
Gotta love Dietrich lol. For those that can't watch, he had a tool belt on ready to go fix the lights

Hahaha, it may shock you to know Dietrich is not an electrician :laugh:

adkindo
05-07-2019, 10:28 PM
Cardinals getting boat raced at home tonight

BCubb2003
05-07-2019, 10:29 PM
I suspect Dietrich is actually the one responsible for these calamities .., heís having too much fun.

The Operator
05-07-2019, 10:30 PM
They claim they did that to be unique but I've heard they actually forgot to design one into the stadium.

Yea I've heard the exact same thing. I can't imagine any team purposely making their pitchers sit down a foul line and be subject to line drives in this day and age. They forgot it.

westofyou
05-07-2019, 10:31 PM
My buddies are at the game and they say rumors are itís going to be called off

The Operator
05-07-2019, 10:32 PM
This lighting thing is ridiculous.

Any decent facility (any type, not just a ballpark) should have switchgear capable of using alternate circuits in the event of a fault on one of them.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2019, 10:33 PM
Our latest update via Dietrich is they are waiting another half hour to see what they are going to do tonight. Most likely we are looking at a DH tomorrow if this does not go tonight

DocRed
05-07-2019, 10:33 PM
My buddies are at the game and they say rumors are it’s going to be called off

Not surprised its a 60 year old garbage stadium that needs to be put out if its misery...maybe this will help

westofyou
05-07-2019, 10:36 PM
Not surprised its a 60 year old garbage stadium that needs to be put out if its misery...maybe this will help

Aís might by the whole complex raze it an rebuild a giant community with a stadium is another rumor I heard

adkindo
05-07-2019, 10:37 PM
Not surprised its a 60 year old garbage stadium that needs to be put out if its misery...maybe this will help

they are pushing hard for a new stadium....sometimes it makes you wonder if these type of events are intentional.

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btw, Oakland usually is ranked the 2nd worst stadium behind Tampa

KronoRed
05-07-2019, 10:39 PM
The latest is they want a stadium near the water
https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/philmatier/article/A-s-make-room-for-ships-in-ballpark-plan-while-13818491.php

The Operator
05-07-2019, 10:39 PM
A’s might by the whole complex raze it an rebuild a giant community with a stadium is another rumor I heard

Where would they play their home games in the meantime? Oracle Park?

VR
05-07-2019, 10:39 PM
Looking forward to getting the team in Portland in a few years.


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adkindo
05-07-2019, 10:40 PM
hope no double header....last time I saw the numbers, they almost always end in a split

JaxRed
05-07-2019, 10:42 PM
If I was Oakland ownership I'd take this team to Vegas...

westofyou
05-07-2019, 10:42 PM
Where would they play their home games in the meantime? Oracle Park?

For the right price, otherwise itís a folly

Wonderful Monds
05-07-2019, 10:42 PM
This is ridiculous. The A’s entire situation, they’re a dump franchise.

DocRed
05-07-2019, 10:44 PM
Red's should refuse to play a makeup game unless a playoff situation dictates it (1 less road game). Hit the A's in the pocket book...

westofyou
05-07-2019, 10:44 PM
If I was Oakland ownership I'd take this team to Vegas...

Vegas is an event city Baseball in the summer might be a hard sell for the long run

adkindo
05-07-2019, 10:44 PM
This is ridiculous. The A’s entire situation, they’re a dump franchise.

last team in Oakland....Raiders headed to Vegas, the Warriors going across the bay to San Francisco.

Tadasimha
05-07-2019, 10:45 PM
Looking forward to getting the team in Portland in a few years.


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Given how the Giants howled when the A's tried to move to San Jose, I'm sure the Mariners would pitch a fit if they moved that close to them.

JFLegal
05-07-2019, 10:45 PM
ron oester talking about how he believes in the 2015 team was good stuff.

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the 2015 team doesn't get enough respect though. if not for that late-season tank, no nick senzel in the 2016 draft.

westofyou
05-07-2019, 10:50 PM
Given how the Giants howled when the A's tried to move to San Jose, I'm sure the Mariners would pitch a fit if they moved that close to them.

3 hour drive to Seattle and they own Montana, Canada and the Pacific Rim.

We can cover Centralia to Shasta

Ron Gant
05-07-2019, 10:51 PM
Vegas is an event city Baseball in the summer might be a hard sell for the long run

Especially for a franchise which has ZERO appeal to anyone anywhere. I mean, it's the freakin' A's. Lol.

westofyou
05-07-2019, 10:52 PM
Especially for a franchise which has ZERO appeal to anyone anywhere. I mean, it's the freakin' A's. Lol.

Consistently vanilla is their brand

KronoRed
05-07-2019, 10:53 PM
They should replay a game from the 1990 series instead of this talking head nonsense.

PuffyPig
05-07-2019, 10:53 PM
hope no double header....last time I saw the numbers, they almost always end in a split

That used to be the case, but over the last 15 or so years, sweeps occur about half the time.


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Boston Red
05-07-2019, 10:53 PM
Vegas is an event city Baseball in the summer might be a hard sell for the long run

Worked out great for hockey 40x per year. Helped that the team was absurdly good right away. Vegas just built a new AAA stadium this year, so that ship has likely sailed for a while.

JFLegal
05-07-2019, 10:54 PM
this is great. i think i might make it through 2 innings of baseball tonight. or 2 pitches.

adkindo
05-07-2019, 10:54 PM
have they set a deadline to fix the lights or call the game?

KronoRed
05-07-2019, 10:55 PM
Consistently vanilla is their brand

9 World titles in 3 cities is something to be admired.

Tom Servo
05-07-2019, 10:58 PM
https://media.giphy.com/media/ait4L1QsESEiQ/giphy.gif

kaldaniels
05-07-2019, 11:04 PM
It makes me pretty sad to think how much the Reds hang onto the 1990 season. Thatís all they got...

The Operator
05-07-2019, 11:05 PM
It makes me pretty sad to think how much the Reds hang onto the 1990 season. That’s all they got...

It just makes 2012 that much more painful. That was their chance. If only...

westofyou
05-07-2019, 11:07 PM
9 World titles in 3 cities is something to be admired.

They always had their moments but they also always exceeded their markets ability to sustain growth. Local NL competition for almost all their existence

adkindo
05-07-2019, 11:09 PM
looks like they are getting ready to play?

westofyou
05-07-2019, 11:09 PM
Worked out great for hockey 40x per year. Helped that the team was absurdly good right away. Vegas just built a new AAA stadium this year, so that ship has likely sailed for a while.

Hockey is inside in the winter. Ever been to Vegas in July?

WVRedsFan
05-07-2019, 11:09 PM
29 years ago. So long to wait. So long.

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WLW says pitchers are warming up

fielder's choice
05-07-2019, 11:10 PM
Hire Joe Oliver

KronoRed
05-07-2019, 11:11 PM
https://youtu.be/52YyX7_gzrs?t=29

adkindo
05-07-2019, 11:11 PM
honestly, I look back at that 1990's team and am shocked we beat them, much more so we swept them......that A's team was loaded.

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guess we will play tonight

HammerTime
05-07-2019, 11:16 PM
So they waited an hour to not fix it and are now starting? Seriously?

Boston Red
05-07-2019, 11:16 PM
Hockey is inside in the winter. Ever been to Vegas in July?

Yes. And they've got big visitor numbers in the summer and have had AAA baseball forever.

And Phoenix has a team. Phoenix people think it's chilly in Vegas in July.

Norm Chortleton
05-07-2019, 11:16 PM
They're actually waiting until it gets dark to see if the lights are bright enough. You can't make this up.

1 hr 45 minute delay. Could have been an official game had they started on time

The Operator
05-07-2019, 11:17 PM
Dick Williams is in Oakland? Interesting.

redsrule2500
05-07-2019, 11:17 PM
Early double header Thursday?! Really?

Wonderful Monds
05-07-2019, 11:19 PM
Dietrich has a new job

https://streamable.com/l9w2n

mamell
05-07-2019, 11:19 PM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-VJPYyt1o_Xw/TzxCycDW0cI/AAAAAAAAAig/lUdFhIdLaMk/s1600/112.jpg

Shirley I forgot about Bob Surely..

adkindo
05-07-2019, 11:19 PM
1st pitch scheduled @ 11:45 PM ET

Rolando
05-07-2019, 11:20 PM
Boy the Athletics really screwed this up

Playadlc
05-07-2019, 11:20 PM
It just makes 2012 that much more painful. That was their chance. If only...

I’ll never forget that Posey HR. It’s right there with the final three minutes of the Bengals/Steelers 2015 playoff game.

KronoRed
05-07-2019, 11:22 PM
Just set that upper deck on fire, would provide plenty of light.

adkindo
05-07-2019, 11:22 PM
It’s right there with the final three minutes of the Bengals/Steelers 2015 playoff game.

not even a Bengals/Steelers fan and I recall that mess

mamell
05-07-2019, 11:23 PM
Vegas is an event city Baseball in the summer might be a hard sell for the long run

Unless it's an indoor stadium.. LV in the August sun at 4-5pm? Doesn't sound like a heck of a lot of fun. I remember hitch hiking out in that hot afternoon sun back in the 70s.. I recall filling up my canteen at a restaurant with ice water. By the time I hiked it up the freeway ramp that ice water was already almost warm coffee temperature.. No joke or exaggeration either..

westofyou
05-07-2019, 11:24 PM
Yes. And they've got big visitor numbers in the summer and have had AAA baseball forever.

And Phoenix has a team. Phoenix people think it's chilly in Vegas in July.

Both too hit for me that time of year, we shall see, brutal winds there at times

The Operator
05-07-2019, 11:26 PM
I’ll never forget that Posey HR. It’s right there with the final three minutes of the Bengals/Steelers 2015 playoff game.

That along with Angel freakin' Pagan calling a late timeout in Game 1 (one of my biggest pet peeves in baseball) which immediately preceded Cueto awkwardly stopping his delivery and straining his oblique. Then to add insult to injury, those classy Giants fans cheered raucously as Cueto left the field - giddy as could be that he was injured. All the more reason I've hated that team and their fans ever since.

Imagine that series if Cueto never goes down in Game 1? Latos is fresh for Game 2, Arroyo Game 3, Bailey for Game 4, and most importantly - no need for Mike Leake since Cueto would have been ready for a Game 5 if necessary.

Oh, what could have been.

HammerTime
05-07-2019, 11:27 PM
Dick Williams is in Oakland? Interesting.

Does he typically not travel with them?

westofyou
05-07-2019, 11:29 PM
Dick Williams is in Oakland? Interesting.

A week in San Francisco on the job?

Sure why not?

Tony Cloninger
05-07-2019, 11:31 PM
Shirley I forgot about Bob Surely..

Hit Driessen twice in the wrist in 1978. Screwed up his stroke for the whole year.

Bob thought when he joined the Reds in 1982 that Dan would still be mad at him.

mamell
05-07-2019, 11:32 PM
To go along with his other talents...Too bad Dietrich doesn't have magical powers to make it rain when Reds have the lead after 5 innings for a rain out when we need one..

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Dick Williams is in Oakland? Interesting.

Perhaps looking for a trade for some up and comer from the A's?

Tony Cloninger
05-07-2019, 11:36 PM
Dick is there for Bob and the other palace coup owners to see what real penny pinching is like.

Boston Red
05-07-2019, 11:38 PM
A midnight game! Woo hoo!

adkindo
05-07-2019, 11:44 PM
saw someone on Twitter claim that the issue was caused by Dietrich's hair dryer blowing a fuse :D

adkindo
05-07-2019, 11:47 PM
everyone that has played late golf for the cheap summer rates knows just use an orange ball, and it is all good.

Wonderful Monds
05-07-2019, 11:47 PM
It’s still like, noticeably dim there right?

Ron Madden
05-07-2019, 11:48 PM
Marty said the lights are better now than the lights were In Mexico

KronoRed
05-07-2019, 11:48 PM
Maybe the Reds are planning to protest if they lose.

Tadasimha
05-07-2019, 11:49 PM
It’s still like, noticeably dim there right?

In the ownership box, yes

Big Klu
05-07-2019, 11:49 PM
Dick Williams is in Oakland? Interesting.

https://baseballhall.org/sites/default/files/styles/fullscreen_image_popup/public/islandora_images/Williams%20Dick%20OA72-728_FL_NBLMcWilliams.jpg?itok=mvqnBgk4

cincinnati chili
05-07-2019, 11:50 PM
News flash - Votto pop-up to the second baseman. How many is that for that career?

faffy42
05-07-2019, 11:51 PM
A midnight game! Woo hoo!

Unless you live on the west coast...then its an 8:50 start😉 But still..its waaaay to late to start a ballgame.

Ron Madden
05-07-2019, 11:53 PM
Any time is a good time for Baseball in my opinion

Norm Chortleton
05-07-2019, 11:53 PM
Light-hitting half inning for the good guys

Tadasimha
05-07-2019, 11:53 PM
https://baseballhall.org/sites/default/files/styles/fullscreen_image_popup/public/islandora_images/Williams%20Dick%20OA72-728_FL_NBLMcWilliams.jpg?itok=mvqnBgk4

Money, it's gotta be the shoes!

adkindo
05-07-2019, 11:54 PM
did not realize Mahle has yet to record a win

mamell
05-07-2019, 11:54 PM
Well, I'd love to stay up and watch all night, but...I promised the Mrs I'd be back in the bedroom to watch some movie I have zero interest in. She promised it would be the greatest movie ever.. I kind of have my doubts however..
Anyway..Unless the movie it sooooo boring I can't live through it I'm gonna pass on this game.. See ya's later. Enjoy the game.

Tadasimha
05-07-2019, 11:55 PM
There was nothing going in LA but Atlanta got their first hit (and baserunner) in the 6th off of Ryu

Boston Red
05-07-2019, 11:56 PM
When Mahle walks guys, it's really bad.

Ron Madden
05-07-2019, 11:59 PM
Good Play

Boston Red
05-07-2019, 11:59 PM
Well, that was nice and unexpected!

adkindo
05-07-2019, 11:59 PM
finally, Iglesias makes a play in the field ;)

Norm Chortleton
05-07-2019, 11:59 PM
Lights out defensive play by Iglesias

North
05-08-2019, 12:00 AM
Nice DP.

WVRedsFan
05-08-2019, 12:00 AM
Igelesias is a wzard!

Wonderful Monds
05-08-2019, 12:00 AM
What the hell is the drumming going on during the game here?

adkindo
05-08-2019, 12:00 AM
There was nothing going in LA but Atlanta got their first hit (and baserunner) in the 6th off of Ryu

Ryu has been really good over the last 2 years.....I think he is a UFA after the season....32 years old, but he will probably get paid.

Tadasimha
05-08-2019, 12:01 AM
Nice recovery, TM

Boston Red
05-08-2019, 12:01 AM
And made Chapman look silly. That inning looked like it might be going the other way, but it ended up being great.

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What the hell is the drumming going on during the game here?

That's what their fans do.

cincinnati chili
05-08-2019, 12:02 AM
A's TV crew gushed over Iglesias turning that double play (as they should have). What a bargain this guy has been.

Boston Red
05-08-2019, 12:04 AM
Puig crushed that one.

Wonderful Monds
05-08-2019, 12:04 AM
What’s with all the bunting going on so far? Stop doing that

cincinnati chili
05-08-2019, 12:04 AM
That's a home run in most parks

BluegrassRedleg
05-08-2019, 12:04 AM
West Coast parks suck. Carry on...

adkindo
05-08-2019, 12:05 AM
What the hell is the drumming going on during the game here?

https://twitter.com/Athletics/status/905493804790185984

KronoRed
05-08-2019, 12:07 AM
Whatís with all the bunting going on so far? Stop doing that

Better a bunt then outs into that freaking outfield

Ron Madden
05-08-2019, 12:07 AM
That's a home run in most parks

They said it’s cold in Oakland tonight and the Ball isn’t going to carry

cincinnati chili
05-08-2019, 12:07 AM
A's broadcasters pronounced Nick Senzel's last name to rhyme with pencil.

Wonderful Monds
05-08-2019, 12:10 AM
Senzel gets so many 3 ball counts

cincinnati chili
05-08-2019, 12:10 AM
looked like a fair ball to me on first blush

Tony Cloninger
05-08-2019, 12:10 AM
What the hell is the drumming going on during the game here?


Some hippie tribal gathering. Itís the Bay Area after all.

WrongVerb
05-08-2019, 12:18 AM
These A's broadcasters are making me miss the Reds announcers.

50YrRedsFan
05-08-2019, 12:18 AM
Does Mahle pitch up in the zone intentionally, or is he missing his spots? Seems like he's up there a lot.

adkindo
05-08-2019, 12:19 AM
nice try at the double play

Ron Madden
05-08-2019, 12:19 AM
Nice try to double’em up by Geno

adkindo
05-08-2019, 12:19 AM
Does Mahle pitch up in the zone intentionally, or is he missing his spots? Seems like he's up there a lot.

I think high heat is what he does, right?

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these umps are just getting silly...that was not a strike

KronoRed
05-08-2019, 12:20 AM
Safe?!

adkindo
05-08-2019, 12:21 AM
bs...he was out?

Ron Madden
05-08-2019, 12:21 AM
I thought they had him

adkindo
05-08-2019, 12:21 AM
took Puig too long in the corner either way

50YrRedsFan
05-08-2019, 12:21 AM
I think high heat is what he does, right?

If you consider Mahle's 93mph fastball high heat.

Ron Madden
05-08-2019, 12:21 AM
Barnhart tagged the wrong leg

adkindo
05-08-2019, 12:21 AM
bad tag by Barnhart

Boston Red
05-08-2019, 12:21 AM
Not a good tag.

BluegrassRedleg
05-08-2019, 12:22 AM
what is Barnhart doing??? /sigh

HammerTime
05-08-2019, 12:22 AM
That might be costly.

fielder's choice
05-08-2019, 12:22 AM
Need to make the tag there

adkindo
05-08-2019, 12:22 AM
If you consider Mahle's 93mph fastball high heat.

personally, that would be flaming if I was batting

JaxRed
05-08-2019, 12:22 AM
Too long for Puig to come up with it, and then a bad tag by Barnhart.

cincinnati chili
05-08-2019, 12:23 AM
Why did Votto hesitate?

kaldaniels
05-08-2019, 12:23 AM
When the ball is in your glove and you miss the tag thatís on you.

One run = a -0.1 WAR deduction. (kdWAR)

Sorry Tucker.

adkindo
05-08-2019, 12:23 AM
if Puig cleanly plays that ball in the corner, the runner is out by 3 feet

redsrule2500
05-08-2019, 12:24 AM
New catcher rules makes everyone scared to tag

Norm Chortleton
05-08-2019, 12:24 AM
if Puig cleanly plays that ball in the corner, the runner is out by 3 feetIf Barnhart tags him he's out by 2 feet

kaldaniels
05-08-2019, 12:24 AM
if Puig cleanly plays that ball in the corner, the runner is out by 3 feet

He played it conservatively...that ball was looking for a bad hop.

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New catcher rules makes everyone scared to tag


Not there. Simply a whiff.

adkindo
05-08-2019, 12:25 AM
the Reds have GAB power....they are going to have to actually create some runs tonight beyond the HR

ochoa30
05-08-2019, 12:25 AM
That one is on Barhart but it's not an easy play. It is what it is.

Ron Madden
05-08-2019, 12:26 AM
He was out if Tucker woulda made the tag

JaxRed
05-08-2019, 12:26 AM
Why did Votto hesitate?

I just replayed. I saw no hesitation

InsaneinthBrame
05-08-2019, 12:26 AM
the Reds have GAB power....they are going to have to actually create some runs tonight beyond the HR

Big order for this club this year

kaldaniels
05-08-2019, 12:27 AM
Is it me or do the players look in harms way standing in front of the dugout here?

mhs95_06
05-08-2019, 12:27 AM
Excellent slide by Profar going in a straight line to the outside of the plate where Tucker was going to try to tag, then abruptly stabbed his foot to the inside of the plate. Maybe a sweep tag would have worked better for Tucker.

JaxRed
05-08-2019, 12:27 AM
Is it me or do the players look in harms way standing in front of the dugout here?

I can't figure out why they are doing it...

KronoRed
05-08-2019, 12:28 AM
Is it me or do the players look in harms way standing in front of the dugout here?

They definitely need to pay attention.

kaldaniels
05-08-2019, 12:28 AM
I can't figure out why they are doing it...

Maybe the park layout has the dugouts in a safer spot/angle? That’s all I got.

adkindo
05-08-2019, 12:29 AM
They definitely need to pay attention.

I cant tell what you guys are talking about

ochoa30
05-08-2019, 12:30 AM
Fiers and his near 7 ERA with 3 perfect innings to start the game. Sounds about right.

Boston Red
05-08-2019, 12:31 AM
This doesn’t seem worth staying up late for.

kaldaniels
05-08-2019, 12:31 AM
I cant tell what you guys are talking about

The dugouts are different here. It’s like the guys in the dugout are just standing at field level, no nets, with their hands in their pockets basically.

faffy42
05-08-2019, 12:31 AM
That one is on Barhart but it's not an easy play. It is what it is.

It was a 1 hop throw from votto...maybe if it would of been straight to glove could of focused on the tag better instead of picking the ball clean then making tag...?

Ron Madden
05-08-2019, 12:31 AM
Maybe the park layout has the dugouts in a safer spot/angle? That’s all I got.

Yep lotta room between the foul line and the dugout

cincinnati chili
05-08-2019, 12:32 AM
That one is on Barhart but it's not an easy play. It is what it is. Exactly. A lot of catchers don't field that hop cleanly. After that, it's a split second guess as to whether the runner goes inside or outside. Two good throws, a good grab at the plate. Just fortunate, aggressive baserunning won this time.

Those of you who were catchers of any distinction. I was always taught to chuck your mask once the ball is in play. Tucker left it on. Is that the way guys are taught now? I wonder if he would have had a bit more peripheral vision if he'd taken it off.

757690
05-08-2019, 12:32 AM
When the ball is in your glove and you miss the tag that’s on you.

One run = a -0.1 WAR deduction. (kdWAR)

Sorry Tucker.


Spoken like a person who has never caught a game in his life, lol.

cincinnati chili
05-08-2019, 12:33 AM
Excellent slide by Profar going in a straight line to the outside of the plate where Tucker was going to try to tag, then abruptly stabbed his foot to the inside of the plate. Maybe a sweep tag would have worked better for Tucker. Piscotty.

adkindo
05-08-2019, 12:33 AM
The dugouts are different here. It’s like the guys in the dugout are just standing at field level, no nets, with their hands in their pockets basically.

are they still like the old ones....no bars or anything....just like you can step up on the field from anywhere?

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nice strike 3

757690
05-08-2019, 12:34 AM
Excellent slide by Profar going in a straight line to the outside of the plate where Tucker was going to try to tag, then abruptly stabbed his foot to the inside of the plate. Maybe a sweep tag would have worked better for Tucker.

Iíd say 9 out of 10 catchers miss that tag. Tucker did everything right, Piscotty just out played him.

The Operator
05-08-2019, 12:34 AM
Agh off the glove of Geno for an error

adkindo
05-08-2019, 12:34 AM
send Suarez to Louisville

WVRedsFan
05-08-2019, 12:35 AM
It might be a long night. Mahle is missing his spots and the lineup is gong to have to play small ball, and I'm not sure they can We shall see.

Boston Red
05-08-2019, 12:35 AM
Bad defense.

JaxRed
05-08-2019, 12:37 AM
It might be a long night. Mahle is missing his spots and the lineup is gong to have to play small ball, and I'm not sure they can We shall see.

I think Mahle's looking pretty good...

kaldaniels
05-08-2019, 12:37 AM
Spoken like a person who has never caught a game in his life, lol.

Back in youth ball their was a ďteam cupĒ for the catcher. I always shied away from it after that.

In all seriousness there were a lot of moving parts on that play. Itís not really all on Tucker but it was a whiff. Not an easy play but Iíll be damned if thatís not a play I expect my catcher to make.

The Operator
05-08-2019, 12:38 AM
Mahle with the K pitch working

adkindo
05-08-2019, 12:39 AM
Back in youth ball their was a “team cup” for the catcher. I always shied away from it after that.


:laugh:

Rolando
05-08-2019, 12:39 AM
I’d say 9 out of 10 catchers miss that tag. Tucker did everything right, Piscotty just out played him.
Barnhart is just horrible at defense

adkindo
05-08-2019, 12:40 AM
ump hs called that a strike most of night

The Operator
05-08-2019, 12:40 AM
Mahle 6 k's thru 3

adkindo
05-08-2019, 12:41 AM
top of the lineup....lets get a couple runs on the board

757690
05-08-2019, 12:41 AM
Barnhart is just horrible at defense

Lol, there literally is a plethora of data and scouting reports that says the exact opposite.

But keep pushing that narrative ;)

Boston Red
05-08-2019, 12:41 AM
So what would you do if Wood were healthy? Mahle is not pitching like a guy who belongs in AAA.

adkindo
05-08-2019, 12:42 AM
Lol, there literally is a plethora of data and scouting reports that says the exact opposite.

But keep pushing that narrative ;)

assumed he was being sarcastic

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So what would you do if Wood were healthy? Mahle is not pitching like a guy who belongs in AAA.

not sure....also not sure we will have to worry about it

redsrule2500
05-08-2019, 12:45 AM
Reds making worst pitcher on the team look like the ace.

JaxRed
05-08-2019, 12:45 AM
So what would you do if Wood were healthy? Mahle is not pitching like a guy who belongs in AAA.

If he retires next batter, all 5 starters will be below 4.00 ERA

InsaneinthBrame
05-08-2019, 12:45 AM
Reds offense likes GABP 32 HRs in 17 games at home. 22 HRs in 18 road games

malcontent
05-08-2019, 12:45 AM
If Votto is actually expressing ambivalence about leading off, what is Bell doing continuing to hit him there?

adkindo
05-08-2019, 12:46 AM
it is so obvious when this offense has no energy in a game

redsrule2500
05-08-2019, 12:47 AM
If he retires next batter, all 5 starters will be below 4.00 ERA

Incredible where we're at with this team.

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it is so obvious when this offense has no energy in a game

But see that's just made up terminology... Right?!

GullyFoyle
05-08-2019, 12:48 AM
Reds making worst pitcher on the team look like the ace.

This is the Aís #1 pitcher technically

adkindo
05-08-2019, 12:48 AM
But see that's just made up terminology... Right?!

not sure I follow?

JaxRed
05-08-2019, 12:49 AM
Need to see Puig yank one

The Operator
05-08-2019, 12:49 AM
If Votto is actually expressing ambivalence about leading off, what is Bell doing continuing to hit him there?

Because he's smarter than literally everybody else, that's what he shows us daily.

Wonderful Monds
05-08-2019, 12:50 AM
Lol, there literally is a plethora of data and scouting reports that says the exact opposite.

But keep pushing that narrative ;)

No there isnít lol, the ďdataĒ says that heís extremely overrated

adkindo
05-08-2019, 12:52 AM
No there isn’t lol, the “data” says that he’s extremely overrated

that Gold Glove on his mantle suggests otherwise?

kaldaniels
05-08-2019, 12:52 AM
https://i.imgur.com/5Ozf7Lr.jpg

Tough sell to me that 9 of 10 catchers miss that tag. Ball is cleanly in the glove at this point.

BluegrassRedleg
05-08-2019, 12:52 AM
You could have put on 90% of Reds games on the West Coast from the past on FSO tonight, and it would look exactly like this.