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Ron Madden
08-21-2020, 03:55 PM
First Pitch 8:15PM

Reds
1. Joey Votto (L) 1B
2. Nick Castellanos (R) RF
3. Jesse Winker (L) LF
4. Eugenio Suarez (R) 3B
5. Mike Moustakas (L) 2B
6. Shogo Akiyama (L) CF
7. Josh VanMeter (L) DH
8. Freddy Galvis (S) SS
9. Tucker Barnhart (L) C
SP Anthony DeSclafani (R)

Cardinals
1. Kolten Wong (L) 2B
2. Tommy Edman (S) SS
3. Paul Goldschmidt (R) 1B
4. Matt Carpenter (L) 3B
5. Brad Miller (L) DH
6. Tyler O'Neill (R) LF
7. Dexter Fowler (S) RF
8. Yadier Molina (R) C
9. Harrison Bader (R) CF
SP Dakota Hudson (R)

CarolinaRedleg
08-21-2020, 03:57 PM
Free Aquino.

NebraskaRed
08-21-2020, 03:59 PM
Hudson hasn't made it past the 4th inning in either of his two starts this year.

This means he'll pitch a complete game tonight.

Tom Servo
08-21-2020, 04:01 PM
7. Josh VanMeter (L) DH

oh come on. How about giving Robel Garcia some run, he can at least pop some HRs.

757690
08-21-2020, 04:13 PM
Who would have thought that JVM is Bell’s Ride or Die?

RedTeamGo!
08-21-2020, 04:26 PM
Hahahahahahahaha

RedTeamGo!
08-21-2020, 04:28 PM
Do you think Bell like goes up to JVM 5 minutes before every game and says “I believe in YOU” while rubbing his shoulders and then appearing close to saying something else but sighs and then quietly walks away?

davereds24
08-21-2020, 04:45 PM
Lol, insanity

JaxRed
08-21-2020, 04:49 PM
I just bought carton of milk with Matt Davidson's picture on it.

Rolando
08-21-2020, 04:57 PM
So who keeps the White flag in there back pocket do you think it's David Bell or one of the coaches LOL

NebraskaRed
08-21-2020, 05:01 PM
If the idea is to play JVM to get him going. What does "get him going" mean exactly? What do the think he's capable of doing once he gets going?

And is it worth it to keep putting him out there to get to that place?

texasdave
08-21-2020, 05:03 PM
The National League, as a whole, scores 43.7% of its runs via the home run.
The Reds, as a team, score 61.2% of its runs via the home run.

They are ranked 12th in the league in R/G. Cincinnati needs to start hitting home runs at a much greater rate.

Rolando
08-21-2020, 05:06 PM
I just bought carton of milk with Matt Davidson's picture on it.

Or Kyle farmerI would even be willing to give Phil Evrin another another shot. Maybe bill doesn't understand with the DH Is supposed to be. You don't put your worst hitter out of position where all he does is hit lol

Ron Madden
08-21-2020, 05:08 PM
The Cardinals lineup has been added to the original post

reds77
08-21-2020, 05:28 PM
What a joke. JVM is hitting .063 with over 30 plate appearances.

REDREAD
08-21-2020, 05:42 PM
I guess the secret to beating the Reds this year is to throw a right handed starter at them?
Then you get Shogo, Van Meter and Barnhart all in the same lineup.

Bell, wake up, try something different.

Alabama Red
08-21-2020, 05:47 PM
So Bell thinks it would have been helpful to tack a few runs on but he keeps JVM in the lineup batting 7th? I guess he also forgot that he put in the steal or hit and run with Galvis that cost us in the 9th. The players need to perform better but come on. Heís a poor manager.

klw
08-21-2020, 05:50 PM
Is there a reason to have Galvis that low in the that lineup other than he is having some success so don't mess with it?

Alabama Red
08-21-2020, 05:51 PM
The National League, as a whole, scores 43.7% of its runs via the home run.
The Reds, as a team, score 61.2% of its runs via the home run.

They are ranked 12th in the league in R/G. Cincinnati needs to start hitting home runs at a much greater rate.
Itís hard to manufacture runs with so many automatic outs spread throughout the lineup. We only have about 6-7 players show up prepared to play this year. I had to give a few of them the benefit of the doubt to get that many.

Alabama Red
08-21-2020, 05:52 PM
Is there a reason to have Galvis that low in the that lineup other than he is having some success so don't mess with it?
I’d put him at the top of the order and drop Votto or Geno back to 6.

jhowdy54
08-21-2020, 05:58 PM
Disco is a career .131 hitter. Should just let him hit for himself lol. Atleast we can get some productive ABs from the pitchers with laying down an occasional sacrifice bunt. Bell is straight trash and needs to go. Things too much on everything. Acts like a right handed hitter has never faced a right handed pitcher. He sees a righy going and thinks immediately he has to roll with all lefties.

DocRed
08-21-2020, 06:01 PM
Another day another...

CarolinaRedleg
08-21-2020, 06:25 PM
I think I'd rather have Farmer in at DH vs vAAAAnmeter.

And please, please, PLEASE, don't sub Jankowski in late in the game.

Ron Madden
08-21-2020, 06:35 PM
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David Bell said "we have young players who are very close to helping us" at Prasco Park, mentioned Garcia, India, Stephenson. "The group at Prasco wouldn't be there if they weren't one step away from helping us."

klw
08-21-2020, 06:39 PM
Is there any word on Davidson and why he is invisible? did I miss something and he is on the IL or at Prasco?\

Baseball Reference last has him playing on 8/11.

malcontent
08-21-2020, 07:00 PM
"The group at Prasco would be helping us if they weren't one step away from helping us."

JaxRed
08-21-2020, 07:11 PM
Really? So Reece Hinds who has 8 at bats in Rookie Ball as his only baseball experience is one step away from helplng? Bell just talking platitudes.

Ron Madden
08-21-2020, 07:22 PM
Bobby Nightengale
@nightengalejr
#Reds making up their postponed games vs. Pittsburgh: Doubleheader on Sept. 4 in Pittsburgh (though Reds will be home team in Game 2). Another doubleheader at GABP on Sept. 14. #Pirates

EnglishRed
08-21-2020, 07:50 PM
David "we could do with a few extra runs, plays VanMeter who bats less than .100" Bell..

TheBigLebowski
08-21-2020, 08:30 PM
Only way we’re getting a reprieve from VanMeter is Covid or an injury.

RedTeamGo!
08-21-2020, 08:32 PM
I guess the secret to beating the Reds this year is to throw a right handed starter at them?
Then you get Shogo, Van Meter and Barnhart all in the same lineup.

Bell, wake up, try something different.

It’s a good point

BluegrassRedleg
08-21-2020, 08:34 PM
So you guys are saying .063 is not ideal for a DH in the 7 hole? Who knew?


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757690
08-21-2020, 08:35 PM
One of JVM’s two hits was a HR, so it’s a hard .063 BA.

Kc61
08-21-2020, 08:57 PM
Thing about JVM is that RedsZone discussed him this off-season. There was a view that Reds needed more LH bench hitting. It was noted that JVM didn’t hit much after his hot July 2019.

The Reds spent on a beautiful house last off-season but the foundation still seems weak. Some of the less glamorous items aren’t so good. Lead bench players, bullpen, team defense, singles hitting, that kind of stuff.

Ironman92
08-21-2020, 08:58 PM
oh come on. How about giving Robel Garcia some run, he can at least pop some HRs.

Literally any other player. Bell is idiotic. No feeling on the game....just the ďsmartest man in the roomĒ

Ironman92
08-21-2020, 09:01 PM
Van Meter clearly has the pictures....

Just like Patterson did with Dusty

JFLegal
08-21-2020, 09:08 PM
welsh doing PBP tonight?

Kilgore_Trout
08-21-2020, 09:16 PM
It’s getting harder and harder to ignore Bell’s inability to just put a damn lineup together.

JFLegal
08-21-2020, 09:17 PM
votto up there working the count.

oh wait, swung at the first pitch and grounded out weakly.

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wow, 2 pitches, 2 outs. great start here.

mhs95_06
08-21-2020, 09:19 PM
3 swings, 3 balls in play!

ZakkW
08-21-2020, 09:19 PM
Welsh pre-game - "this pitcher known to walk a lot of batters" so Reds set out to prove him wrong

Ironman92
08-21-2020, 09:19 PM
So pregame they talked about Hudson has control issues and a guy you want to work the count

But the Reds brass clearly game planned swinging early and attacking.

= 2 bad AB and a 4 pitch inning

PuffyPig
08-21-2020, 09:20 PM
Hudson missed no bats.

Two line drives.

Pitchers who are pitch efficient often have been just lucky.


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Coopdaddy67
08-21-2020, 09:22 PM
So pregame they talked about Hudson has control issues and a guy you want to work the count

But the Reds brass clearly game planned swinging early and attacking.

= 2 bad AB and a 4 pitch inning

You could argue Votto should have taken his pitch because he made poor contact. However, Castellanos and Winker hit it hard, just right at guys.

If line drives are coming off the bat 100 and 103 mph, I'll take my chances.

Ironman92
08-21-2020, 09:25 PM
Hudson missed no bats.

Two line drives.

Pitchers who are pitch efficient often have been just lucky.


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Hudson also never missed the strike zone

Winker drove the ball where it was pitched pretty well. Vottoís 3 hopper on first pitch of the game.

TheBigLebowski
08-21-2020, 09:27 PM
Galvis with a nice play to offset the prior one.

Ironman92
08-21-2020, 09:27 PM
You could argue Votto should have taken his pitch because he made poor contact. However, Castellanos and Winker hit it hard, just right at guys.

If line drives are coming off the bat 100 and 103 mph, I'll take my chances.

I donít disagree....but I do disagree with plan off this pitcher. I say work him and make him labor.

Letís find a way to win.

EnglishRed
08-21-2020, 09:27 PM
Galvis with a decent catch to strand Goldschmidt. 0-0 after 1

mhs95_06
08-21-2020, 09:29 PM
I wonder how many MLB teams, when they play the shift, have their most athletic defensive infielder play in the pull hole no matter which side of the plate the hitter is swinging from.

Coopdaddy67
08-21-2020, 09:30 PM
I don’t disagree....but I do disagree with plan off this pitcher. I say work him and make him labor.

Let’s find a way to win.

I'll always support working the count, but doing it on the batter's own terms.

If they see a pitch they think they can drive, go for it, regardless of count.

You don't want to be in a situation where you're down 0-2 or 1-2 and drive his sinker into the ground for a DP.

757690
08-21-2020, 09:35 PM
I wouldn’t be surprised if JVM has a break out game tonight, just because.

TheBigLebowski
08-21-2020, 09:38 PM
Love me some JVM

Stray
08-21-2020, 09:39 PM
Feels cruel to keep running him out there.

Tom Servo
08-21-2020, 09:40 PM
Feels cruel to keep running him out there.
Yeah it would be an act of mercy to send him back to Prasco

RedsBrick
08-21-2020, 09:41 PM
The ole knee swing.

Coopdaddy67
08-21-2020, 09:41 PM
Excellent play from Galvis and DeSclafani.

Ironman92
08-21-2020, 09:42 PM
I'll always support working the count, but doing it on the batter's own terms.

If they see a pitch they think they can drive, go for it, regardless of count.

You don't want to be in a situation where you're down 0-2 or 1-2 and drive his sinker into the ground for a DP.

No but the first pitch of a game against a pitcher you havenít seen in a year....seeing a pitch seems beneficial. I do like going after that first pitch of an at bat once maybe twice a game.

Votto got it started off poorly and surprised he didnít bust out an f bomb

Wonderful Monds
08-21-2020, 09:42 PM
I don’t think JVM is this bad, there’s something in the water for a lot of players like Suarez too, but he definitely is this bad this season. He’s gotta go.

757690
08-21-2020, 09:42 PM
It seems Disco figured out the whole “tipping” pitches thing.

mhs95_06
08-21-2020, 09:42 PM
Very good play by Freddy and Disco for the 1st out.

TheBigLebowski
08-21-2020, 09:42 PM
At least T-Bone appears to have put that last start behind him.

Tom Servo
08-21-2020, 09:43 PM
I donít think JVM is this bad, thereís something in the water for a lot of players like Suarez too, but he definitely is this bad this season. Heís gotta go.
Yeah he might yet turn into a decent little utility player down the line but there's no reason to keep running him out there.

Wonderful Monds
08-21-2020, 09:48 PM
Yeah he might yet turn into a decent little utility player down the line but there's no reason to keep running him out there.

I’d still want JVM in the org, but he belongs in Prasco right now.

I am very curious how the Reds are determining who gets major league playing time right now. Aquino showed way more than JVM ever has last August, and he’s mostly off the roster based off a bad spring and winter ball? But JVM is showing absolutely no pulse over the last month plus and he’s still starting regularly. I am very curious what’s going on behind the scenes there.

RedForLife
08-21-2020, 09:51 PM
Feels cruel to keep running him out there.

For him or for us?

Alabama Red
08-21-2020, 09:53 PM
I donít think JVM is this bad, thereís something in the water for a lot of players like Suarez too, but he definitely is this bad this season. Heís gotta go.

Nothing against the kid but the Reds got off to an awful start last year and he started off hot in Louisville. As a result he was brought up and hit poorly other than the month of July. I just donít think he is ready for MLB pitching. Doesnít mean he canít get there though.

NC Reds
08-21-2020, 09:53 PM
Wow. Tucker actually walked.

Coopdaddy67
08-21-2020, 09:53 PM
Home plate umpire felt bad for Barnhart, so he gave him a gift.

adkindo
08-21-2020, 09:56 PM
this offseason, please no one entertain if Votto has a "normal" Votto season.....those are in the rear view mirror, and this is the new normal

WVRedsFan
08-21-2020, 10:00 PM
Lots of players are having "off" seasons. Votto isn't the only one.

adkindo
08-21-2020, 10:00 PM
what was the mask for? Molina can't catch COVID.

Ironman92
08-21-2020, 10:01 PM
Winker creeled his ankle....will miss 6 games but no worries we have JVM

adkindo
08-21-2020, 10:01 PM
Lots of players are having "off" seasons. Votto isn't the only one.

Votto is on a 3 year trend

klw
08-21-2020, 10:03 PM
At least T-Bone appears to have put that last start behind him.

koko

podgejeff_
08-21-2020, 10:03 PM
That...was not a foul ball lol.

Coopdaddy67
08-21-2020, 10:05 PM
That...was not a foul ball lol.

I think he did. It looks like it goes down a touch after the swing.

adkindo
08-21-2020, 10:06 PM
Winker has no wheels....and apparently no brakes

WVRedsFan
08-21-2020, 10:07 PM
Winker has no wheels....and apparently no brakesSounds like the last car I had

Ironman92
08-21-2020, 10:08 PM
Winker has no wheels....and apparently no brakes

Or alignment

adkindo
08-21-2020, 10:12 PM
nice bunt

JFLegal
08-21-2020, 10:14 PM
disco in meltdown mode here.

adkindo
08-21-2020, 10:14 PM
kidney shot?

50YrRedsFan
08-21-2020, 10:14 PM
DeSclafani struggling with control. Not looking good again tonight.

adkindo
08-21-2020, 10:16 PM
strike 3!

JFLegal
08-21-2020, 10:16 PM
another terrible job by an ump trying to call balls and strikes.

but disco still gets the big K. very nice.

adkindo
08-21-2020, 10:16 PM
strike 3!

strike 4

JFLegal
08-21-2020, 10:17 PM
strike 4

lol very true.

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nibble nibble nibble nibble. this is how you do things like walk the #9 hitter.

TheBigLebowski
08-21-2020, 10:19 PM
3-0 with bases juiced

JFLegal
08-21-2020, 10:20 PM
reds doing the things that all bad teams do. walking in runs. balking in runs (last night). very disappointing.

you walk the #9 hitter, that is what you deserve.

TheBigLebowski
08-21-2020, 10:21 PM
That should be enough to win it for the cards.

adkindo
08-21-2020, 10:22 PM
could have been a lot worse

JFLegal
08-21-2020, 10:22 PM
at least i'm no longer surprised by their ineptitude. i had high hopes for this team. now i know they are going nowhere regardless. they find ways to underachieve.

even if they would make the "playoffs" does anyone think they could do any damage? of course not.

WVRedsFan
08-21-2020, 10:22 PM
no messag

EnglishRed
08-21-2020, 10:23 PM
I'm just going to say this. If the announcer uses the phrase 'dents the scoreboard' once more I'm starting a Bring Back Thom movement.

adkindo
08-21-2020, 10:23 PM
Geno going to tie it up...

LeDoux
08-21-2020, 10:23 PM
Walking in a run is one thing. Walking in a run to the Cards in tie game is another.

JFLegal
08-21-2020, 10:23 PM
could have been a lot worse

at least we didn't balk in a run!

Tom Servo
08-21-2020, 10:23 PM
I have a memory of Carpenter burning Disco for a HR on more than one occasion so while that inning still sucked my feeling is that it had one of the less bad outcomes.

Alabama Red
08-21-2020, 10:24 PM
That should be enough to win it for the cards.
I was thinking we could score in extra innings. Sub in jankowski to get the last out in the 9th and let him steal third and home. Then RI could lock it down like last night. Now that idea is blown up.

EnglishRed
08-21-2020, 10:25 PM
I have a memory of Carpenter burning Disco for a HR on more than one occasion so while that inning still sucked my feeling is that it had one of the less bad outcomes.

Was fully expecting Goldschmidt or Carpenter to grand slam there. Came back okay to get us out of that with minimal damage.

JFLegal
08-21-2020, 10:26 PM
keep in mind, dakota hudson is not good at pitching baseballs. par for the course for the reds. they made scrub pitchers for the tigers look good.

Tom Servo
08-21-2020, 10:26 PM
I have a memory of Carpenter burning Disco for a HR on more than one occasion so while that inning still sucked my feeling is that it had one of the less bad outcomes.
In 28 ABs against him, Carpenter has 4 HRs and has slashed .464/.583/1.036 (yes thats the slg%) against Disco.

The old brain still works.

JFLegal
08-21-2020, 10:26 PM
moose plunked! we have a baserunner.

JFLegal
08-21-2020, 10:28 PM
hudson has led MLB in walks over the last 2 seasons combined.

bell's strategy coming into the game: "guys, hack away."

TheBigLebowski
08-21-2020, 10:31 PM
Schlomo is awful.

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hudson has led MLB in walks over the last 2 seasons combined.

bell's strategy coming into the game: "guys, hack away."

Gotta zig when they expect you to zag. It’s what smart managers do to win ballgames.

BluegrassRedleg
08-21-2020, 10:32 PM
David Bell: Idiot

Ironman92
08-21-2020, 10:32 PM
VanMeter needs a hug and Bell needs fired

adkindo
08-21-2020, 10:32 PM
wonder what the guys @ Prasco are thinking when they watch VanMeter stink over and over

Coopdaddy67
08-21-2020, 10:32 PM
Just put Davidson at DH. L/R matchup doesn't mean much when the guy couldn't make contact if his life depended on it.

JFLegal
08-21-2020, 10:33 PM
hudson: 'i'm going to throw a curve ball in the dirt on almost every pitch."

reds: "don't worry, we will swing at all of them!"

Alabama Red
08-21-2020, 10:33 PM
I’m just feeling sorry for JVM at this point.

EnglishRed
08-21-2020, 10:33 PM
JVM....I'd fly over to drive him to Prasco myself. He'd have to sit down in the foot well though. I wouldn't want to be seen with him.

wolfboy
08-21-2020, 10:33 PM
JVM....I'd fly over to drive him to Prasco myself. He'd have to sit down in the foot well though. I wouldn't want to be seen with him.

I'm not sure I've seen a pitch he won't swing at.

JFLegal
08-21-2020, 10:33 PM
david bell is still in love with van meter because he had one good month at louisville in the spring of 2019 with a juiced ball.

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JVM....I'd fly over to drive him to Prasco myself. He'd have to sit down in the foot well though. I wouldn't want to be seen with him.

yeah, but the language barrier.

oh wait. ;)

50YrRedsFan
08-21-2020, 10:34 PM
The Reds are so uninspiring. They can't hit, can't run, can't field, and except for a couple, can't pitch.

TheBigLebowski
08-21-2020, 10:34 PM
Considering this season is in the crapper, I’d like to see just how low VanMeter’s average can go. Ideally, .100 would henceforth be known as “The VanMeter Line.” The Mendoza line will no longer be the gold standard for bad hitting.

EnglishRed
08-21-2020, 10:35 PM
I'm not sure I've seen a pitch he won't swing at.

He's trying to hard. He needs taking out. I can see that despite only having seen two pro-ballgames in person in my life. Why can't his manager?

JFLegal
08-21-2020, 10:37 PM
at least the cubs are getting smacked. not that it will matter. this reds team will never catch them.

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Considering this season is in the crapper, I’d like to see just how low VanMeter’s average can go. Ideally, .100 would henceforth be known as “The VanMeter Line.” The Mendoza line will no longer be the gold standard for bad hitting.

lmao

JFLegal
08-21-2020, 10:38 PM
The Reds are so uninspiring. They can't hit, can't run, can't field, and except for a couple, can't pitch.

that's the thing ... in addition to underachieving, they're not even a fun team to watch. they are all or nothing on offense. and have two elite starting pitchers (maybe 3 if castillo comes around). and that's it. i was a fool for thinking this team would be good.

Ironman92
08-21-2020, 10:43 PM
Cardinals lead the league in really fast 5í11 white guys

EnglishRed
08-21-2020, 10:44 PM
Erm...can you say 'spazzing out' in the US? If a UK commentator said that he'd be following Thom!!

Bushman
08-21-2020, 10:45 PM
I'm still holding out hope. I drank the Kool-Aide again this past winter. A whole gallon of it. But yea, it's hard to stay positive. Especially after last night.

EnglishRed
08-21-2020, 10:48 PM
that's the thing ... in addition to underachieving, they're not even a fun team to watch. they are all or nothing on offense. and have two elite starting pitchers (maybe 3 if castillo comes around). and that's it. i was a fool for thinking this team would be good.

Trying so hard to be positive, but 1-0 down feels like a mountain to climb. Pitchers are consistently giving the hitters platforms they don't take advantage of....They're making Hudson look like a Cy Young contender.

adkindo
08-21-2020, 10:48 PM
Erm...can you say 'spazzing out' in the US? If a UK commentator said that he'd be following Thom!!

not sure I follow?

HammerTime
08-21-2020, 10:48 PM
Why in the world are they taking him out?

BluegrassRedleg
08-21-2020, 10:48 PM
Cards are like, eff it, these people are a joke. We can take out our starter who's dominating and still be OK.

Ironman92
08-21-2020, 10:49 PM
Hudson coming into the game ...lefties were 2/15....righties 7/17

Anyone look at things like that?

adkindo
08-21-2020, 10:50 PM
Sweet Lou is great

EnglishRed
08-21-2020, 10:51 PM
not sure I follow?

The co-announcer on FS Ohio said it during one of it's anecdotes..I was asking because over here it's considered a deeply offensive word relating to down syndrome, so just wondered if the meaning is the same but not considered offensive over there..

adkindo
08-21-2020, 10:51 PM
Joey going to be lucky to hit over .250 this year

Coopdaddy67
08-21-2020, 10:52 PM
Why in the world are they taking him out?

I assume because he's only pitched twice this year, three weeks apart.

Tom Servo
08-21-2020, 10:52 PM
Hudson hasn't made it past the 4th inning in either of his two starts this year.

This means he'll pitch a complete game tonight.
Looking pretty good

Cardinals showing us mercy

Patrick Bateman
08-21-2020, 10:53 PM
I swear our whole team goes up there assuming every pitch is a fastball. A curveball in the dirt you swing at because it would be in the zone in the fastball.

We take curveballs at the top of the plate because if it were a fastball it would be a ball.

Literally every at bat it felt like against this 12-6 curveball Hudson throws we had no idea how or when he would use it, despite it being his main pitch.


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adkindo
08-21-2020, 10:53 PM
The co-announcer on FS Ohio said it during one of it's anecdotes..I was asking because over here it's considered a deeply offensive word relating to down syndrome, so just wondered if the meaning is the same but not considered offensive over there..

not to that level that I am aware of.....I could see maybe to some degree related to seizures which cause someone to exhibit spasm's....but 100 other things do also like stubbing your toe on the bed post. Spaz comes from Spastic as far as I know....and just represents clumsy or irregular movements by a body.

Tony Cloninger
08-21-2020, 10:54 PM
If the idea is to play JVM to get him going. What does "get him going" mean exactly? What do the think he's capable of doing once he gets going?

And is it worth it to keep putting him out there to get to that place?


I thought getting a player going no matter how bad they are hitting or pitching was strictly Dusty Baker old school philosophy

adkindo
08-21-2020, 10:56 PM
if I was Elon Musk....I would just buy all the seats behind home plate at a bunch of stadiums....put pictures of me up there....maybe some images of Teslas's, etc....

BluegrassRedleg
08-21-2020, 10:58 PM
Back-breaking HR in 3...2...1....

adkindo
08-21-2020, 10:58 PM
not to that level that I am aware of.....I could see maybe to some degree related to seizures which cause someone to exhibit spasm's....but 100 other things do also like stubbing your toe on the bed post. Spaz comes from Spastic as far as I know....and just represents clumsy or irregular movements by a body.

If I am wrong about this.....someone speak up and let me know....might save me in a future situation.

klw
08-21-2020, 10:58 PM
Joey going to be lucky to hit over .250 this year

If Votto hits over .250, he may end up having the 2nd highest average on the team.

Ironman92
08-21-2020, 10:59 PM
Wonder if any opposing team hosting the Reds will have a Thom cutout sitting next to some certain people?

REDREAD
08-21-2020, 10:59 PM
if I was Elon Musk....I would just buy all the seats behind home plate at a bunch of stadiums....put pictures of me up there....maybe some images of Teslas's, etc....

When they announced no fans this year, I just assumed the teams were going to put ads where the seats visible to the camera were. Was a nice surprise when they didn't

adkindo
08-21-2020, 10:59 PM
say what you will about Disco not being his best tonight....this is a winning performance to this point.

BluegrassRedleg
08-21-2020, 10:59 PM
Borderline calls have been a one-way street tonight, per the radio guys. How's it look on TV?

EnglishRed
08-21-2020, 11:00 PM
I swear our whole team goes up there assuming every pitch is a fastball. A curveball in the dirt you swing at because it would be in the zone in the fastball.

We take curveballs at the top of the plate because if it were a fastball it would be a ball.

Literally every at bat it felt like against this 12-6 curveball Hudson throws we had no idea how or when he would use it, despite it being his main pitch.


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adkindo
08-21-2020, 11:01 PM
Wonder if any opposing team hosting the Reds will have a Thom cutout sitting next to some certain people?

If I was an advocacy group in Cincy....definitely would seek a donation to have some fun with that one for a game.

adkindo
08-21-2020, 11:03 PM
MiLo about to show everyone how to do it!

TheBigLebowski
08-21-2020, 11:03 PM
Oh good! Fun with Muscles Mike Lorenzen!

Ironman92
08-21-2020, 11:03 PM
Borderline calls have been a one-way street tonight, per the radio guys. How's it look on TV?

Ump not good but I donít see the one way and itís not affecting this game

Ironman92
08-21-2020, 11:03 PM
Oh good! Fun with Muscles Mike Lorenzen!

He wonít nibble!

podgejeff_
08-21-2020, 11:04 PM
if I was Elon Musk....I would just buy all the seats behind home plate at a bunch of stadiums....put pictures of me up there....maybe some images of Teslas's, etc....

This is an amazing idea.

And something Elon Musk should be told.

coryfly
08-21-2020, 11:04 PM
Borderline calls have been a one-way street tonight, per the radio guys. How's it look on TV?


Hasn't been that bad IMO. Our guys are just watching pitches he has called strikes most of the game because they simply aren't very good right now.

REDREAD
08-21-2020, 11:05 PM
lorenzen in, white flag waved

Hopefully not..

DocRed
08-21-2020, 11:05 PM
This team is so bad its not even funny....no chance tonight..pathetic

malcontent
08-21-2020, 11:06 PM
Joey going to be lucky to hit over .250 this year
I miss his old "Decline Phase" T-shirt. But the whole team should wear them, not just Votto (with 2 or 3 exceptions).

DocRed
08-21-2020, 11:07 PM
Lorenzen is trash

- - - Updated - - -

This team is trash

REDREAD
08-21-2020, 11:07 PM
great, lorenzen walks the first guy he faces to load the bases..

Coopdaddy67
08-21-2020, 11:08 PM
Michael, throw the ball over the plate.

RedForLife
08-21-2020, 11:08 PM
I keep hearing Harry Doyle saying, "ball 8."

wolfboy
08-21-2020, 11:08 PM
great, lorenzen walks the first guy he faces to load the bases..

Welp. No one saw this coming.

BluegrassRedleg
08-21-2020, 11:08 PM
The Gas Man doing his thing.

EnglishRed
08-21-2020, 11:09 PM
Mike take a couple of mph off your heater and get some control...for the love of god.

REDREAD
08-21-2020, 11:10 PM
2-0 cardinals, at least they got an out though.

Ironman92
08-21-2020, 11:10 PM
That was a really nice play by Moose

TheBigLebowski
08-21-2020, 11:10 PM
1 run was enough. Now they’re just running up the score.

Ironman92
08-21-2020, 11:10 PM
Mike take a couple of mph off your heater and get some control...for the love of god.

Why would you want him to pitch?

REDREAD
08-21-2020, 11:11 PM
thronburg warming up

Big Klu
08-21-2020, 11:11 PM
The co-announcer on FS Ohio said it during one of it's anecdotes..I was asking because over here it's considered a deeply offensive word relating to down syndrome, so just wondered if the meaning is the same but not considered offensive over there..

No, it must be one of those words that is a slang term on both sides of the Atlantic, but has very different meanings.

Much like the word, "pecker". When I was in college, I met a girl from Nottingham, and we became friends. (I sort of had a crush on her.) One day, I was having a bad day, and she told me, "Keep your pecker up!" I was very confused. I asked her again what she said, and she told me. I asked what she meant by that, and she said that "pecker" means "chin" in British slang -- "Keep your pecker up" means "Keep your chin up!" I told her that now I understood, and that "pecker" is also an American slang term -- only it doesn't mean "chin", but is an older slang term for "penis"! She was extremely embarrassed!

REDREAD
08-21-2020, 11:12 PM
thankfully, only one run scored.

Stray
08-21-2020, 11:12 PM
Nice job by Lorenzen

JFLegal
08-21-2020, 11:12 PM
some didn't want to admit it, but once the reds started this season 10-12 against mostly bad teams, this season was toast. need to take advantage of the easiest schedule in MLB. instead, the reds had a losing record during that 22-game span. can't do that in a 60-game season when every game counts 2.7x as much as a usual MLB game.

Ironman92
08-21-2020, 11:12 PM
Once he stopped over throwing he was fine

757690
08-21-2020, 11:13 PM
Cardinals lead the league in really fast 5í11 white guys

Thereís a lab in Chesterfield where they create them in the basement.

Kc61
08-21-2020, 11:13 PM
Notice that when Cards get a man on third, one out, they put the ball in play.

Ironman92
08-21-2020, 11:13 PM
No, it must be one of those words that is a slang term on both sides of the Atlantic, but has very different meanings.

Much like the word, "pecker". When I was in college, I met a girl from Nottingham, and we became friends. (I sort of had a crush on her.) One day, I was having a bad day, and she told me, "Keep your pecker up!" I was very confused. I asked her again what she said, and she told me. I asked what she meant by that, and she said that "pecker" means "chin" in British slang -- "Keep your pecker up" means "Keep your chin up!" I told her that now I understood, and that "pecker" is also an American slang term -- only it doesn't mean "chin", but is an older slang term for "penis"! She was extremely embarrassed!

Lol.....and this game is balls

EnglishRed
08-21-2020, 11:13 PM
Why would you want him to pitch?

Right now given JVM's form i'm wondering why he isn't hitting...

JFLegal
08-21-2020, 11:14 PM
No, it must be one of those words that is a slang term on both sides of the Atlantic, but has very different meanings.

Much like the word, "pecker". When I was in college, I met a girl from Nottingham, and we became friends. (I sort of had a crush on her.) One day, I was having a bad day, and she told me, "Keep your pecker up!" I was very confused. I asked her again what she said, and she told me. I asked what she meant by that, and she said that "pecker" means "chin" in British slang -- "Keep your pecker up" means "Keep your chin up!" I told her that now I understood, and that "pecker" is also an American slang term -- only it doesn't mean "chin", but is an older slang term for "penis"! She was extremely embarrassed!

klu was like, ok, i'll keep it up. you coming over? lol!

Ironman92
08-21-2020, 11:14 PM
Runs coming...enjoy

JFLegal
08-21-2020, 11:16 PM
just what we need. this ump calling the pitch on the 1-1 count a strike, when it was clearly a ball. then on 1-2 count. castellanos grounds out. there's a big difference between a 1-2 count and a 2-1 count.

my god we need robots calling balls/strikes and not these idiots.

TheBigLebowski
08-21-2020, 11:16 PM
Closing in on 12 consecutive scoreless innings.

DocRed
08-21-2020, 11:16 PM
Runs coming...enjoy

Wanna bet?

JFLegal
08-21-2020, 11:17 PM
Wanna bet?

i think he means more for the cardinals.

Bushman
08-21-2020, 11:17 PM
All the pundits that praised this team as contenders should be fired. Especially the ones who said this was a great 'pen. And all that cash spent on offense! That's really paying of, too.

Ironman92
08-21-2020, 11:17 PM
Wanna bet?

Yes

EnglishRed
08-21-2020, 11:18 PM
No, it must be one of those words that is a slang term on both sides of the Atlantic, but has very different meanings.

Much like the word, "pecker". When I was in college, I met a girl from Nottingham, and we became friends. (I sort of had a crush on her.) One day, I was having a bad day, and she told me, "Keep your pecker up!" I was very confused. I asked her again what she said, and she told me. I asked what she meant by that, and she said that "pecker" means "chin" in British slang -- "Keep your pecker up" means "Keep your chin up!" I told her that now I understood, and that "pecker" is also an American slang term -- only it doesn't mean "chin", but is an older slang term for "penis"! She was extremely embarrassed!

There are a few of these. Over here, what Thom said can be used in the way he meant it but is far more likely to mean a cigarette...

klw
08-21-2020, 11:18 PM
Originally Posted by Big Klu
No, it must be one of those words that is a slang term on both sides of the Atlantic, but has very different meanings.

Much like the word, "pecker". When I was in college, I met a girl from Nottingham, and we became friends. (I sort of had a crush on her.) One day, I was having a bad day, and she told me, "Keep your pecker up!" I was very confused. I asked her again what she said, and she told me. I asked what she meant by that, and she said that "pecker" means "chin" in British slang -- "Keep your pecker up" means "Keep your chin up!" I told her that now I understood, and that "pecker" is also an American slang term -- only it doesn't mean "chin", but is an older slang term for "penis"! She was extremely embarrassed!


If only you had had a rubber, any mistakes would have been forgotten eventually.

DocRed
08-21-2020, 11:19 PM
Yes

K name it

JFLegal
08-21-2020, 11:19 PM
man this team completely sucks.

JFLegal
08-21-2020, 11:21 PM
bader can't catch the ball and geno is on third.

DocRed
08-21-2020, 11:21 PM
man this team completely sucks.

The quicker you accept this is a a sub .500 team the less it hurts

REDREAD
08-21-2020, 11:21 PM
that was fun to see the Cardinals screw up a defensive play :lol:

Kc61
08-21-2020, 11:21 PM
Reds got a man to third.

Almost woke me up.

TheBigLebowski
08-21-2020, 11:21 PM
That was..odd

Rotater Cuff
08-21-2020, 11:22 PM
The Reds need a kick in the pants. This season is just about toast. I say do the same thing you did with Boone, with Miley, with Bryan Price. A new manager wouldn't owe anyone anything. He wouldn't have to hit Votto early in the lineup. He could bring up players and send down players who aren't producing. The Reds spent way too much money this offseason to let this season go by the wayside this quickly. I say fire Bell, and do it quickly.

JFLegal
08-21-2020, 11:22 PM
should be an error on bader, but will probably be ruled a double and got to third on the throw.

kaldaniels
08-21-2020, 11:22 PM
Yakecty Sax!

BluegrassRedleg
08-21-2020, 11:22 PM
All that effort by Suarez to have the next guy fail. Reds only chance to score was the Cards kicking it around a couple more times.

Stray
08-21-2020, 11:23 PM
Gonna have to dye that hair forever now

EnglishRed
08-21-2020, 11:23 PM
Suarez with a triple on a WTF are you doing by the fielders.

50YrRedsFan
08-21-2020, 11:23 PM
bader can't catch the ball and geno is on third.

of course with 2 out

JFLegal
08-21-2020, 11:23 PM
wow, the cardinals' official scorer believes plays that should be made by MLB players -- that are not made -- are errors.

he correctly called that an error. 95% of official scorers rule that a double imo.

DocRed
08-21-2020, 11:23 PM
Suarez will be strander guaranteed

Big Klu
08-21-2020, 11:24 PM
There are a few of these. Over here, what Thom said can be used in the way he meant it but is far more likely to mean a cigarette...

Yes, I'm familiar with the British slang version of that term, as well. Learned that one in my English Lit class in high school. At first, I was like, "Whoa! What did they just say there?" Then our teacher explained that was a slang term for a cigarette in the UK.

JFLegal
08-21-2020, 11:25 PM
ervin to replace shogo. can't argue with it. shogo has been a bust so far.

REDREAD
08-21-2020, 11:25 PM
All up to Ervin now.

malcontent
08-21-2020, 11:25 PM
Obligatory GO coming. Oops, Shogo lifted for PE.

adkindo
08-21-2020, 11:25 PM
Ervin....this is your chance to get back in the good graces of Reds Nation!

BluegrassRedleg
08-21-2020, 11:26 PM
Phillip Ervin. LOL. Our hopes rest in another AAAA player.

JFLegal
08-21-2020, 11:27 PM
ervin hit by the pitch. bases loaded.

REDREAD
08-21-2020, 11:27 PM
Ervin gets hit by pitch, bases loaded.

adkindo
08-21-2020, 11:27 PM
all up to VanMeter...check that Davidson

JFLegal
08-21-2020, 11:27 PM
here comes davidson

Stray
08-21-2020, 11:27 PM
That's gotta hurt

REDREAD
08-21-2020, 11:27 PM
Matt Davidson is still alive!

malcontent
08-21-2020, 11:29 PM
Cards should have gone with a RHP to keep JVM in.

kaldaniels
08-21-2020, 11:29 PM
Ty Webb.

Ha!

Bob Sheed
08-21-2020, 11:29 PM
Oh good...

Davidson-19 here to save the day.

EnglishRed
08-21-2020, 11:30 PM
ervin to replace shogo. can't argue with it. shogo has been a bust so far.

Apart from his fielding which is pretty good, i'm beginning to wonder if his 'adjusting to major league baseball' is actually 'he's not going to be good enough at this level'.

Coopdaddy67
08-21-2020, 11:31 PM
Cards should have gone with a RHP to keep JVM in.

I don't see any way he was going to get an AB. It was always going to be Davidson's AB.

REDREAD
08-21-2020, 11:31 PM
omg, grand slam.

Coopdaddy67
08-21-2020, 11:31 PM
BOOM!

JFLegal
08-21-2020, 11:31 PM
grand slam!!!!

Reds Fanatic
08-21-2020, 11:31 PM
Grand slam!!!

Stray
08-21-2020, 11:31 PM
DAVIDSON!

RedForLife
08-21-2020, 11:31 PM
Hell Yeah!!!

WVRedsFan
08-21-2020, 11:31 PM
Matt Davidson!!!!

NC Reds
08-21-2020, 11:31 PM
Matt crush!

kaldaniels
08-21-2020, 11:31 PM
Schlidt says to Bell, “Hold my beer.”

Ron Madden
08-21-2020, 11:31 PM
Grand Slam!!!

Bob Sheed
08-21-2020, 11:31 PM
Ohhhhhh boyyyyyyy

EnglishRed
08-21-2020, 11:31 PM
I'm growing my beard....

Powel Crosley
08-21-2020, 11:31 PM
Yesssssirrrrr!!!

TheBigLebowski
08-21-2020, 11:32 PM
THAT is why you play Davidson over JVM’

HammerTime
08-21-2020, 11:32 PM
Matt Davidson redemption!!!

Coopdaddy67
08-21-2020, 11:32 PM
Webb put that on a tee for him and he crushed it.

BluegrassRedleg
08-21-2020, 11:32 PM
Oh my. Shilt out-Belling Bell. :laugh:

Ironman92
08-21-2020, 11:32 PM
Runs coming...enjoy

Quoted for perfection. You minor leaguers work on your game.

Phoenix2
08-21-2020, 11:32 PM
Davidson!!!!! Grand Slam! Let's Go!

TheBigLebowski
08-21-2020, 11:33 PM
449 feet. Geez

Hypnotoad
08-21-2020, 11:33 PM
Bellís a genius!!

klw
08-21-2020, 11:33 PM
Matt Davidson is still alive!

Who?

Bushman
08-21-2020, 11:33 PM
What da???!!!

reds77
08-21-2020, 11:33 PM
THAT is why you play Davidson over JVM’

JVM gets the start next game lol

JFLegal
08-21-2020, 11:33 PM
Quoted for perfection. You minor leaguers work on your game.

hahah! good call!

Phoenix2
08-21-2020, 11:33 PM
Get the guy more playing time.

Alabama Red
08-21-2020, 11:34 PM
That turned things around quickly.

WrongVerb
08-21-2020, 11:34 PM
That was fun!

JFLegal
08-21-2020, 11:34 PM
JVM gets the start next game lol

in a prasco scrimmage i hope! lmao

The Operator
08-21-2020, 11:34 PM
I pulled this up on my phone and said to myself “If he lets JVM hit here I’m going to lose my damn mind”.


And I still have my mind. For now.



Redlegs needed that.

klw
08-21-2020, 11:34 PM
Davidson with homers in his last two at bats with 6 RBI.

LeDoux
08-21-2020, 11:34 PM
Just when I think my Reds Fandom is out for the season they keep pulling me back in.

Patrick Bateman
08-21-2020, 11:34 PM
Ok, letís make fun of schildt for a change instead of bell.

So obvious Davidson would hit if a lefty came in.

How did he not bring in a righty to either face van meter or neautralize Davidson?

Awful managing!


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