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Ron Madden
08-29-2020, 10:52 AM
First Pitch 4:10 PM

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


Cubs
1. Ian Happ (S) CF
2. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B
3. Javier Baez (R) SS
4. Kyle Schwarber (L) LF
5. Willson Contreras (R) DH
6. Jason Heyward (L) RF
7. Victor Caratini (S) C
8. Jason Kipnis (L) 2B
9. Nico Hoerner (R) 3B
SP Yu Darvish (R)

Bigg Red Smokey
08-29-2020, 11:23 AM
We have a glut of talented OFers so ouch so we DFAíd a former first-round pick and Mark Payton gets the start?

What am I missing?

I hope he has a great day, but come on. Why canít Moustakas DH and Garcia play?


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Kc61
08-29-2020, 11:38 AM
I’m sure Garcia will play game 2.

SP for Cubs in second game shouldn’t be as difficult.

HammerTime
08-29-2020, 12:02 PM
We have a glut of talented OFers so ouch so we DFA’d a former first-round pick and Mark Payton gets the start?

What am I missing?

I hope he has a great day, but come on. Why can’t Moustakas DH and Garcia play?


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Ervin has barely been replacement level across roughly 600 plate appearances over his years with average defense(That’s probably being nice). Not gonna worry at all about cutting a guy like that loose even if he was a first round pick.

Tuff Nut
08-29-2020, 12:09 PM
Good to see Votto back in lineup,but for the life of me, I cannot understand why he is leading off. Yeah, Shogo hasn't really took the spot and run with it,but, imho, he is better suited for lead off. Not saying Joey should be batting 7th, yet, but at 6th in this line up, he could be but in a position to drive in runs.

Ron Madden
08-29-2020, 12:11 PM
The Cubs lineup has been added to the original post

davereds24
08-29-2020, 12:24 PM
Nobody deserves to lead off but I’d like to see Galvis get a shot.

757690
08-29-2020, 12:28 PM
From Reds Twitter

Aristides Aquino will be the 29th player for both of today’s games.

KeefeCato
08-29-2020, 12:38 PM
From Reds Twitter

Aristides Aquino will be the 29th player for both of today’s games.

Hope he sticks around after the DH and they send a pitcher down.

Bigg Red Smokey
08-29-2020, 12:43 PM
From Reds Twitter

Aristides Aquino will be the 29th player for both of todayís games.

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Wonderful Monds
08-29-2020, 12:44 PM
From Reds Twitter

Aristides Aquino will be the 29th player for both of today’s games.

Finally

Kc61
08-29-2020, 01:00 PM
No problem with Votto leading off with this lineup. Top 5 guys are best hitters just hit them consecutively in any order. Then Galvis 6, etc.

I hope Aquino gets to stay with chances to start in the OF.

KeefeCato
08-29-2020, 01:17 PM
Really liking the 7 inning DHs. Of course it is probably because the Reds are 5-1 in those games. Wouldn't surprise me if they aren't here to stay going forward.

mhs95_06
08-29-2020, 01:31 PM
I'll be interested in seeing how many pitches Baez gets from Bauer that are in the zone.

mth123
08-29-2020, 01:35 PM
We have a glut of talented OFers so ouch so we DFA’d a former first-round pick and Mark Payton gets the start?

What am I missing?

I hope he has a great day, but come on. Why can’t Moustakas DH and Garcia play?


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Ervin stopped being a guy you think of as a first round talent 2 or 3 years before he made the majors. He's just a guy who can run, has had some success on the short side of a platoon, is gawdawful against RHP and is a terrible defensive player. Payton is also a suspect, but he may be a late bloomer. Davidson took Ervin's job and Aquino may take it long term.

Ervin seems like a good dude. I hope some team has a spot for him, but the Reds don't need him.

mth123
08-29-2020, 01:37 PM
Hope he sticks around after the DH and they send a pitcher down.

Me too, but he's probably on the bubble when Senzel returns. Most of the real roster clutter has been cleaned out now. Ervin, VanMeter, Jankowski, Colon all gone. It's like they are a real big league team now.

Bigg Red Smokey
08-29-2020, 01:49 PM
Ervin stopped being a guy you think of as a first round talent 2 or 3 years before he made the majors. He's just a guy who can run, has had some success on the short side of a platoon, is gawdawful against RHP and is a terrible defensive player. Payton is also a suspect, but he may be a late bloomer. Davidson took Ervin's job and Aquino may take it long term.

Ervin seems like a good dude. I hope some team has a spot for him, but the Reds don't need him.

I am not arguing for Ervin. More arguing against Payton starting, I guess.

However, I am pro-Aquino. I already thought he should be playing over Ervin, Davidson, VanMeter, etc.

Maybe Akiyama too. Iíd quickly be a big Akiyama guy if he can start getting on base.


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mth123
08-29-2020, 01:52 PM
I am not arguing for Ervin. More arguing against Payton starting, I guess.

However, I am pro-Aquino.


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RH on the mound. Somebody needs to play LF. They could stick Winker there and DH Moose or Votto with Galvis at 2B and Garcia at SS. I don't think they want Garcia playing both ends of a DH. My guess is Garcia plays the second game with Votto sitting, Galvis at SS and Moose at 1B.

KeefeCato
08-29-2020, 02:02 PM
Me too, but he's probably on the bubble when Senzel returns. Most of the real roster clutter has been cleaned out now. Ervin, VanMeter, Jankowski, Colon all gone. It's like they are a real big league team now.

If Senzel ever gets back he is in CF. I would platoon Shogo with Aquino in LF. If Aquino got hot and Shogo continues to under preform Aquino would get more PT.
Winker would be DH and I would sit Votto against LHP for Davidson. Garcia would play SS for me most days. Sitting against the tough RHP.

kaldaniels
08-29-2020, 02:08 PM
I am not arguing for Ervin. More arguing against Payton starting, I guess.

However, I am pro-Aquino. I already thought he should be playing over Ervin, Davidson, VanMeter, etc.

Maybe Akiyama too. I’d quickly be a big Akiyama guy if he can start getting on base.


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Then in terms of not inciting the crowd, just leave off the “first round pick” from now on. It is irrelevant.

You’ve clarified so I know it’s not the case but anyone who makes that remark to help their cause comes off as backwards, not forward looking.

JaxRed
08-29-2020, 02:09 PM
I'd like to see a complete game shutout from Bauer to make lineup questions moot for game 1.

TexasRedsFan
08-29-2020, 02:14 PM
Payton runs well and seems to have a good eye. I would've tried him at leadoff today at least. Still don't have confidence in Votto there, but hopefully the days off will refresh him a little. Shogo's been a bust so far, so I'd keep him around 7th till he starts showing something. Reds really need Senzel back in the lineup.

Bigg Red Smokey
08-29-2020, 03:08 PM
Then in terms of not inciting the crowd, just leave off the ďfirst round pickĒ from now on. It is irrelevant.

Youíve clarified so I know itís not the case but anyone who makes that remark to help their cause comes off as backwards, not forward looking.

Thatís why I clarified. We would not be talking about any of this if Senzel were healthy and playing.

I hope Payton plays well and makes it a moot point anyway.


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podgejeff_
08-29-2020, 03:09 PM
We have a glut of talented OFers so ouch so we DFAíd a former first-round pick and Mark Payton gets the start?

What am I missing?

I hope he has a great day, but come on. Why canít Moustakas DH and Garcia play?


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Phil Ervin had a real good 2013 when he was drafted.

And then proceeded to put up pedestrian numbers every year. He did a little bit in high A and then reached the status of AAAA player. If he hadn't been a first round pick, I don't even think he'd have made it as far as he did. But he spent 7 years here, it's not like he didn't have a shot.

And for some reason the Reds REALLY wanted Mark Payton.

Bigg Red Smokey
08-29-2020, 03:10 PM
I'd like to see a complete game shutout from Bauer to make lineup questions moot for game 1.

Moot is now the word of the day for the game thread.


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Bigg Red Smokey
08-29-2020, 03:17 PM
Phil Ervin had a real good 2013 when he was drafted.

And then proceeded to put up pedestrian numbers every year. He did a little bit in high A and then reached the status of AAAA player. If he hadn't been a first round pick, I don't even think he'd have made it as far as he did. But he spent 7 years here, it's not like he didn't have a shot.

And for some reason the Reds REALLY wanted Mark Payton.

The FO made the decision that Payton and Davidson are > Ervin.

I can live with that.

I did like Ervin, but itís not like he will be missed based on his performance thus far. Even when he payed well he was too inconsistent to be relied upon.

As a fan, I am not a fan of the lineup consistently not having the best players in it and/or being tinkered with so much based on L/R matchups.

Personally, I have wanted to see Aquino play every day. And I may be a total idiot for wanting that. But when he plays I enjoy the games more and by and large in his career as a Red he has performed. Heís fun to watch. Intriguing.

Matt Davidson, Ervin, VanMeter, Payton (I admit I donít know much about him) etc not so much.


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kaldaniels
08-29-2020, 03:26 PM
I'd like to see a complete game shutout from Bauer to make lineup questions moot for game 1.

Extra pine tar today, Trevor.

mth123
08-29-2020, 03:42 PM
Extra pine tar today, Trevor.

When did Pine Tar on the ball become legal? That used to be called doctoring the ball.

kaldaniels
08-29-2020, 03:45 PM
When did Pine Tar on the ball become legal? That used to be called doctoring the ball.

Not legal, just knowingly unenforced.

Dumb rule, but it’s almost as dumb to abide by it when everyone else is doing it.

mth123
08-29-2020, 03:50 PM
Not legal, just knowingly unenforced.

Dumb rule, but it’s almost as dumb to abide by it when everyone else is doing it.

It used to be enforced.

Ron Madden
08-29-2020, 03:56 PM
Trevor complained about other pitchers using a sticky substance to increase their spin rate when Manfred did nothing about it he decided if you can't beat'em join'em

Ron Madden
08-29-2020, 04:00 PM
Ken Rosenthal
@Ken_Rosenthal
Padres on verge of acquiring Trevor Rosenthal from Royals, sources tell me and
@dennistlin

Tom Servo
08-29-2020, 04:06 PM
big day about to begin


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZAQBG4Qbt8

mhs95_06
08-29-2020, 04:12 PM
Trevor complained about other pitchers using a sticky substance to increase their spin rate when Manfred did nothing about it he decided if you can't beat'em join'em

So they made the balls slick so they would fly farther, then turn their head to pine tar. And we wonder why HRs and Ks go up!

Ron Madden
08-29-2020, 04:15 PM
Geno Suarez last 7 games
AVG .308
OBP .357 .
SLG .808
OPS 1.165

REDREAD
08-29-2020, 04:16 PM
Not sure how I feel about players wearing 42 in the second game of the DH.
I am not offended by it, but it kind of makes Jackie Robinson day less special if it starts becoming more than one day.

mth123
08-29-2020, 04:20 PM
1, 2, 3. Time for the new (old) Joey Votto to get it going.

Ron Madden
08-29-2020, 04:20 PM
Bauer sits the baby bears down in order

Tom Servo
08-29-2020, 04:21 PM
Bauer sits the baby bears down in order
No strikeouts though, slacker.

mth123
08-29-2020, 04:25 PM
Another swing with no follow through.

Stray
08-29-2020, 04:31 PM
Man Darvish is really slow

Ron Madden
08-29-2020, 04:31 PM
No score after 1 inning

Tom Servo
08-29-2020, 04:31 PM
Man Darvish is really slow
The bane of our former TV announcer's existence.

mhs95_06
08-29-2020, 04:36 PM
Man Darvish is really slow

Brantly says everything he does is slow, except for his arm speed!

mhs95_06
08-29-2020, 04:40 PM
A classic example of the disadvantage the defense is in when there is a full count!

TexasRedsFan
08-29-2020, 04:41 PM
Bauer a little off his game early and in trouble in the 2nd.

ZakkW
08-29-2020, 04:41 PM
Bauer struggling to find the strike zone right now

Tom Servo
08-29-2020, 04:47 PM
are you kidding me, how did that land fair

podgejeff_
08-29-2020, 04:48 PM
are you kidding me, how did that land fair

BS. That's how.

Ron Madden
08-29-2020, 04:48 PM
are you kidding me, how did that land fair

Luck o' the Reds

TexasRedsFan
08-29-2020, 04:49 PM
Bauer lucky to only give up 1 in the 2nd. 46 pitches already.

Tom Servo
08-29-2020, 04:49 PM
Good job allowing just the onerun but a loooong inning, 30 pitches.

kaldaniels
08-29-2020, 04:51 PM
It used to be enforced.

I mean you seem to be pushing back on the idea but thatís how it is. I donít know what else to tell you.

Rantly
08-29-2020, 04:53 PM
The bane of our former TV announcer's existence.

...and his dadís

podgejeff_
08-29-2020, 04:54 PM
Moose bloops a hit.

Ron Madden
08-29-2020, 04:54 PM
A bloop for the Moose

kaldaniels
08-29-2020, 04:55 PM
My head says to root for a multi-run inning but my heart is saying just do whatever it takes to scrape across a run now.

podgejeff_
08-29-2020, 04:57 PM
What nonsense is this?

Ron Madden
08-29-2020, 04:57 PM
Good Move David Bell!

podgejeff_
08-29-2020, 04:58 PM
Shogo reaches on catcher's interference.

kaldaniels
08-29-2020, 04:58 PM
What nonsense is this?

Good nonsense. We need some more of it.

Tom Servo
08-29-2020, 04:58 PM
alright Shogo getting it done with catcher's interference


come on Payton

TexasRedsFan
08-29-2020, 04:59 PM
Bell with the eagle eye in the dugout gets Shogo on!

kaldaniels
08-29-2020, 04:59 PM
Did Bell pick up on that or does Shogo help him there?

Cause Bell is getting the attaboys.

kaldaniels
08-29-2020, 05:00 PM
Darvish is deceptive but there have been several crushable pitches this inning.

Wonderful Monds
08-29-2020, 05:01 PM
...and his dadís

And mine too tbh, I absolutely cannot stand watching these 4 hour games with the Cubs when their pitchers take 2 minutes between pitches. If Manfred really wanted to speed up the game the pitch clock shouldíve been the first thing he instituted.

mth123
08-29-2020, 05:01 PM
I mean you seem to be pushing back on the idea but thatís how it is. I donít know what else to tell you.

Not pushing back. Just think it sucks that the pitchers can do this.

Ron Madden
08-29-2020, 05:01 PM
Cubs 1
Reds 0
After 2 innings

Tom Servo
08-29-2020, 05:01 PM
Tried my best but could not will the 3 run blast into existence with my mind there

Ron Madden
08-29-2020, 05:03 PM
Tried my best but could not will the 3 run blast into existence with my mind there

Had my fingers crossed too

kaldaniels
08-29-2020, 05:03 PM
Not pushing back. Just think it sucks that the pitchers can do this.

Are you in favor of the rule as it stands? I’m not. But I can’t argue with a purist perspective.

A little tack gives pitchers much better control (and spin).

TexasRedsFan
08-29-2020, 05:03 PM
Gonna be a low scoring affair. Need to limit walks and errors.

podgejeff_
08-29-2020, 05:04 PM
Tried my best but could not will the 3 run blast into existence with my mind there

Try harder.

podgejeff_
08-29-2020, 05:08 PM
Somehow Rizzo turns a check swing he barely swings through into a home run.

TexasRedsFan
08-29-2020, 05:09 PM
You gotta be kidding! Damn that Rizzo.

Ron Madden
08-29-2020, 05:09 PM
Damn you Rizzo

podgejeff_
08-29-2020, 05:10 PM
God I hate the Cubs.

TexasRedsFan
08-29-2020, 05:10 PM
GABP. Where popups find the sun deck.

Tom Servo
08-29-2020, 05:11 PM
2-0, the most dangerous lead for the Cubs at GABP.

podgejeff_
08-29-2020, 05:12 PM
Bauer's having some command issues.

podgejeff_
08-29-2020, 05:13 PM
It's time for our patented walk-home run combo.

mth123
08-29-2020, 05:15 PM
It's time for our patented walk-home run combo.

Cody Reed was traded.

Oh, you mean on offense. I'm with you.

Tom Servo
08-29-2020, 05:17 PM
I know he deserves a larger sample size but it really feels like Barnhart's bat has finally died.

Votto double!

Ron Madden
08-29-2020, 05:17 PM
Joey Doubles!

WVRedsFan
08-29-2020, 05:17 PM
Everybody loves Tucker, but wish they could get a real hitting catcher. And Votto doubles!

podgejeff_
08-29-2020, 05:17 PM
Votto doesn't look like that slide agreed with him.

mth123
08-29-2020, 05:18 PM
Double for Votto.

kaldaniels
08-29-2020, 05:18 PM
I like pull the ball Votto better than oppo Votto lately.

TexasRedsFan
08-29-2020, 05:19 PM
Yeah it feels like Tucker is the pitcher of the lineup now.

podgejeff_
08-29-2020, 05:21 PM
I, too, am ready for the Stephenson era behind the plate.

kaldaniels
08-29-2020, 05:21 PM
Yeah it feels like Tucker is the pitcher of the lineup now.

Was it last season when some of us were protesting him and got a lot of pushback?

He’s just....here. And there hasn’t been anyone better to replace him...which sure would be nice.

TexasRedsFan
08-29-2020, 05:22 PM
I like pull the ball Votto better than oppo Votto lately.

It looks great when he gets it over the shift. Otherwise I disagree.

Ron Madden
08-29-2020, 05:22 PM
I thought giving up switch hitting would help Barnhart but it hasn't

Tom Servo
08-29-2020, 05:23 PM
I, too, am ready for the Stephenson era behind the plate.
I imagine part of it is feeling like Barnhart's comfort factor with the pitching is really important but man this lineup is struggling enough without his wet noodle bat to add to that.

podgejeff_
08-29-2020, 05:24 PM
I imagine part of it is feeling like Barnhart's comfort factor with the pitching is really important but man this lineup is struggling enough without his wet noodle bat to add to that.

The pitchers seem to do pretty well with Casali behind the plate.

And I'm sure Tyler Stephenson is an agreeable enough guy.

podgejeff_
08-29-2020, 05:25 PM
Darvish wanted nothing to do with Winker there. Winker walks.

Ron Madden
08-29-2020, 05:25 PM
Da Wink wit da walk

TexasRedsFan
08-29-2020, 05:27 PM
Bell thinks which side you bat from is as important as your result. He has at least shown some courage to vary from that lately.

kaldaniels
08-29-2020, 05:28 PM
It looks great when he gets it over the shift. Otherwise I disagree.

True. I just think unless he really gets his mojo back he should just try to go full slugger.

Ron Madden
08-29-2020, 05:28 PM
Cubs 2
Reds 0
at the end of 3 innings

Tom Servo
08-29-2020, 05:29 PM
ducks left out on the pond once more

Tom Servo
08-29-2020, 05:30 PM
Obviously a bit more important to take care of business yourself but the Cardinals just lost to Cleveland.

podgejeff_
08-29-2020, 05:30 PM
The Cards lost to the Indians.

So that's good.

kaldaniels
08-29-2020, 05:31 PM
Weird how we are a month into the season but the games now have that “end of season” sunlight to them.

podgejeff_
08-29-2020, 05:31 PM
That'll do Shogo, that'll do.

Akiyama saves a hit in center.

Ron Madden
08-29-2020, 05:32 PM
It's always good.when the Cardinals lose.

I hate them and their stupid fans

Tom Servo
08-29-2020, 05:33 PM
Heyward with a harmless pop fly on 3-0, thanks

podgejeff_
08-29-2020, 05:34 PM
It's always good.when the Cardinals lose.

I hate them and their stupid fans

Truer words have never been spoken.

Tom Servo
08-29-2020, 05:35 PM
good inning for Bauer

podgejeff_
08-29-2020, 05:35 PM
Bauer makes up some of that pitch count by mowing down the hated Cubs in the fourth.

Ron Madden
08-29-2020, 05:35 PM
Trevor needed that

kaldaniels
08-29-2020, 05:37 PM
Oooh did the Thom clip get edited out of the ďWeíre all in this together commercial?Ē Sonny Gray missing too.

TexasRedsFan
08-29-2020, 05:37 PM
I kinda wish Bauer had been held till the second game. The advantage of having Trevor for a 7 inning game is neutralized by having to face Darvish in a 7 inning game. Reds need at least a split today.

mhs95_06
08-29-2020, 05:37 PM
Darvish wanted nothing to do with Winker there. Winker walks.

Then he surgically destroyed the right handed batter he wanted to get, Suarez.

kaldaniels
08-29-2020, 05:38 PM
I kinda wish Bauer had been held till the second game. The advantage of having Trevor for a 7 inning game is neutralized by having to face Darvish in a 7 inning game. Reds need at least a split today.

It amounts tomato/tomahto for me. You can have 2 even matchups, or 2 (alternatively) lopsided matchups.

podgejeff_
08-29-2020, 05:38 PM
Moose smashes a hit through the infield. Let's get to work.

Ron Madden
08-29-2020, 05:38 PM
Alright Moose

WVRedsFan
08-29-2020, 05:38 PM
Moose singles.

Kc61
08-29-2020, 05:39 PM
Moose hits one where they ain’t. Lead off single.

PuffyPig
08-29-2020, 05:39 PM
The Cards lost to the Indians.

So that's good.

Tribe turns a double play to end it, Molina thought a ground ball was foul, so gets tagged out when he didnít get back to third.

Really dumb play.


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podgejeff_
08-29-2020, 05:40 PM
David Bell has clearly signed up to baseballrulesacademy.com.

kaldaniels
08-29-2020, 05:41 PM
Enough about pine tar, you will upset some people.

Tom Servo
08-29-2020, 05:42 PM
not ideal

kaldaniels
08-29-2020, 05:43 PM
Dang, that was a nice AB by Freddy.

mth123
08-29-2020, 05:43 PM
The Reds hit into more DPs than I can remember. It's like the whole team is Brandon Phillips.

Kc61
08-29-2020, 05:43 PM
Galvis hits into a DP that would have been a base hit if baseball was still normal.

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The Reds hit into more DPs than I can remember. It's like the whole team is Brandon Phillips.

High pull rate, right into the shift. The shift is ruining baseball.

JarrodOnVinyl
08-29-2020, 05:44 PM
I really miss the bunt to get the runner into scoring position

Tom Servo
08-29-2020, 05:44 PM
Shogo with a swinging bunt hit AND he shakes up Darvish. Well done.

WVRedsFan
08-29-2020, 05:44 PM
I predicted that double play. Garvis is clearly hit or miss.

podgejeff_
08-29-2020, 05:44 PM
Shogo makes Darvish flop all around the infield. Ends up on first base.

kaldaniels
08-29-2020, 05:47 PM
Iíll take it all back if you come through Tucker.

Tom Servo
08-29-2020, 05:47 PM
Nice hit and run!

podgejeff_
08-29-2020, 05:48 PM
Payton and Shogo successfully execute the hit and run. Ball is hit up the middle sharply and Shogo makes it to third.

mth123
08-29-2020, 05:48 PM
Good news/Bad News. Good News is the Reds have guys on first and third. The bad News is Barnhart is coming up.

WVRedsFan
08-29-2020, 05:48 PM
Pitcher up (reverse kharma)

Tom Servo
08-29-2020, 05:48 PM
Good news/Bad News. Good News is the Reds have guys on first and third. The bad News is Barnhart is coming up.
Bad News Barnhart

podgejeff_
08-29-2020, 05:49 PM
He actually made good contact on that too.

Sad.

Tom Servo
08-29-2020, 05:49 PM
ughhhhh that looked real good off the bat

Can't even be mad at the offense, Darvish is locked in. But if they could just get one blast...

WVRedsFan
08-29-2020, 05:49 PM
Pitcher up (reverse kharma)Didn't work

TexasRedsFan
08-29-2020, 05:50 PM
Good contact by Barnhardt, but still at a fielder. They got Darvish's pitch count up at least.

kaldaniels
08-29-2020, 05:51 PM
I mean I can’t be mad at Barnhart he hit it square. Thought it was a hit off the bat.

No strike that. I’m mad at Barnhart.

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ughhhhh that looked real good off the bat

Can't even be mad at the offense, Darvish is locked in. But if they could just get one blast...

Big dogs will get one more crack...

CaiGuy
08-29-2020, 05:53 PM
I mean I can’t be mad at Barnhart he hit it square. Thought it was a hit off the bat.

No strike that. I’m mad at Barnhart.

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Big dogs will get one more crack...

Yep, 2020 Reds.

PuffyPig
08-29-2020, 05:53 PM
Reds have had 7 base runners in 4 innings, so they are making Darvish work.

70 pitches through 4.

It gives me hope that they can eventually get that big hit.

I thought Barnhart had one in the gap.


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CaiGuy
08-29-2020, 05:56 PM
Reds have had 7 base runners in 4 innings, so they are making Darvish work.

70 pitches through 4.

It gives me hope that they can eventually get that big hit.

I thought Barnhart had one in the gap.


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Problem is...7 inning game. Might not see a loto of middle relief.

But yeah, hope they chase Darvis.

TexasRedsFan
08-29-2020, 05:58 PM
I know Jim Day has his detractors, but I really like the rapport between him and Welsh. The broadcast feels so much looser without Thom in there.

podgejeff_
08-29-2020, 05:58 PM
I know Jim Day has his detractors, but I really like the rapport between him and Walsh. The broadcast feels so much looser without Thom in there.

I agree. It does seem like a friendlier atmosphere in the booth.

TexasRedsFan
08-29-2020, 06:00 PM
100 pitches. Will Bauer get a 6th inning?

podgejeff_
08-29-2020, 06:00 PM
Moose ends the inning with a nice dive and fire to retire Happ.

Come on Redlegs let's get those runs.

CaiGuy
08-29-2020, 06:00 PM
Nice play Mouse

WVRedsFan
08-29-2020, 06:00 PM
Though shaky, Trevor did his job. Now offense, get some runs.

Tom Servo
08-29-2020, 06:01 PM
Bauer might have one more in him in by pitch count, not sure though how he feels physically

podgejeff_
08-29-2020, 06:01 PM
Bauer might have one more in him in by pitch count, not sure though how he feels physically

We know that Darvish will give him plenty of time to rest.

Ron Madden
08-29-2020, 06:03 PM
Joey is back

kaldaniels
08-29-2020, 06:03 PM
Well done Joseph Daniel.

Tom Servo
08-29-2020, 06:03 PM
Votto back

mth123
08-29-2020, 06:03 PM
Votto leads-off with a single.

CaiGuy
08-29-2020, 06:03 PM
Votto looks decent.

podgejeff_
08-29-2020, 06:03 PM
Votto with a leadoff base knock.

WVRedsFan
08-29-2020, 06:03 PM
Votto single. Hope this a sign of things to come.

Ron Madden
08-29-2020, 06:04 PM
Castellanos with a hit

CaiGuy
08-29-2020, 06:04 PM
I think I pinch run here.

podgejeff_
08-29-2020, 06:04 PM
Cast wastes no time and put another on board.

Tom Servo
08-29-2020, 06:04 PM
here we, here we, here we gooo

kaldaniels
08-29-2020, 06:04 PM
No double play.

I’ll accept any outcome but no double plays.

mth123
08-29-2020, 06:04 PM
Castellanos singles. 2 on, no out for Winker.

TexasRedsFan
08-29-2020, 06:04 PM
Bats coming to life. Just stay out of the DP!

CaiGuy
08-29-2020, 06:04 PM
No double play.

I’ll accept any outcome but no double plays.

What about triple plays?

kaldaniels
08-29-2020, 06:05 PM
What about triple plays?

I’ll allow it.

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Geez Winker learn how to spit.

mth123
08-29-2020, 06:06 PM
Winker K's.

TexasRedsFan
08-29-2020, 06:07 PM
Catcher stole that second "strike" on Winker.

mhs95_06
08-29-2020, 06:07 PM
Darvish had to pitch to Winker that time and surgically cut him up too!

CaiGuy
08-29-2020, 06:07 PM
Winker just doesn't see Darvish.

Coopdaddy67
08-29-2020, 06:07 PM
Catcher stole that second "strike" on Winker.

It was a great pitch.

Tom Servo
08-29-2020, 06:07 PM
Catcher stole that second "strike" on Winker.
Was just in the box on the Cubs broadcast, from the naked eye it seemed outside.

mth123
08-29-2020, 06:09 PM
Suarez K's. At least no DP this inning.

Tom Servo
08-29-2020, 06:09 PM
just ridiculous pitches, ugh

TexasRedsFan
08-29-2020, 06:09 PM
Geno freezes again. Cmon Moose!

kaldaniels
08-29-2020, 06:10 PM
Suarez K's. At least no DP this inning.

I must accept our fate now.

ZakkW
08-29-2020, 06:10 PM
Geez, 3rd and 4th batters look at strike 3

CaiGuy
08-29-2020, 06:10 PM
Ugh two k's looking. Redeem these guys, Mouse.

Boston Red
08-29-2020, 06:10 PM
Nice ABs.

kaldaniels
08-29-2020, 06:10 PM
At least we seem to have bought one more go round for Votto/Cast at minimum.

podgejeff_
08-29-2020, 06:10 PM
Darvish is just pitching a gem.

PuffyPig
08-29-2020, 06:11 PM
Great pitcher making great pitches when he has too.


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PuffyPig
08-29-2020, 06:11 PM
Darvish is just pitching a gem.

The Reds are battling him, 9 base runners so far.


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TexasRedsFan
08-29-2020, 06:13 PM
Darvish is masterful at keeping guys off balance.

CaiGuy
08-29-2020, 06:14 PM
Yeah, it's not crazy frustrating like watching them get carved up by some AAAA pitcher. Hanging in their vs a pitcher that is just plain good, and pitching really well.

podgejeff_
08-29-2020, 06:14 PM
Whatever the result, great AB by Moose.

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Moose makes Darvish work and draws a walk.

Tom Servo
08-29-2020, 06:15 PM
Real nice game for Moose so far

kaldaniels
08-29-2020, 06:16 PM
Freddy seemed locked in last AB. Wasn’t getting fooled.

Ron Madden
08-29-2020, 06:16 PM
Bases loaded for Freddy

podgejeff_
08-29-2020, 06:17 PM
#@!$#@!$@!#$%!@#%!@#$!@#$!@#$#@$!$@!^%@^$~#~^

Tom Servo
08-29-2020, 06:17 PM
anti-climatic, just can't get that one big hit yet today

TexasRedsFan
08-29-2020, 06:17 PM
Real nice game for Moose so far

Yeah I really hope it's just been injury and rust so far. He can still have a huge impact for this team.

CaiGuy
08-29-2020, 06:17 PM
That might be the game there. All well.

WVRedsFan
08-29-2020, 06:17 PM
Galvis, the impatient one, fails again. Two more chances,

PuffyPig
08-29-2020, 06:18 PM
Weíll get 2 more chances, and unlikely Darvish can finish the game.


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Kc61
08-29-2020, 06:18 PM
Galvis clearly trying for the opposite field there.

Just didn’t make good contact.

CaiGuy
08-29-2020, 06:18 PM
Nice group in the game thread right now, BTW. Guess the trolls have other places to grace with thier presence on a Sat night.

Give this group of fellas a win, Redlegs.

BluegrassRedleg
08-29-2020, 06:19 PM
That might be the game there. All well.

Darvish is about done. Their pen is about as consistent as the Reds. Gotta keep it 2-0 though.


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mhs95_06
08-29-2020, 06:20 PM
Yeah I really hope it's just been injury and rust so far. He can still have a huge impact for this team.

I think that AB did a lot toward to getting him back to where he was when he got hurt.

podgejeff_
08-29-2020, 06:20 PM
Darvish is about done. Their pen is about as consistent as the Reds. Gotta keep it 2-0 though.


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From what I gather, the Cubs wish they had our pen.

BluegrassRedleg
08-29-2020, 06:21 PM
Díoh! So much for that.

Thatís gotta be demoralizing.


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podgejeff_
08-29-2020, 06:21 PM
Ugh. Rizzo. Again.

Coopdaddy67
08-29-2020, 06:21 PM
Well, at least that one wasn't GABP-aided.

WVRedsFan
08-29-2020, 06:21 PM
that Rizzo HR probably does it.

CaiGuy
08-29-2020, 06:22 PM
Darvish is about done. Their pen is about as consistent as the Reds. Gotta keep it 2-0 though.


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Agree, you just don't get many chances like that in 2020 baseball.

goreds2
08-29-2020, 06:23 PM
Cubs Bullpen - Cubs Bullpen - Cubs Bullpen......

CaiGuy
08-29-2020, 06:24 PM
Mop up crew incoming

WVRedsFan
08-29-2020, 06:26 PM
Bauer out DeLeone on the mound.

mth123
08-29-2020, 06:27 PM
Bauer out DeLeone on the mound.

Deleon? Why not just forfeit.

Tom Servo
08-29-2020, 06:28 PM
Mop up crew incoming
:yikes:

dsterry
08-29-2020, 06:28 PM
Had some chances today just didn't get the big hit. Still more competitve ABs and better swings than we'd been seeing most of this month at least.

CaiGuy
08-29-2020, 06:28 PM
Deleon? Why not just forfeit.

Saving up for game 2 I guess.

CaiGuy
08-29-2020, 06:29 PM
An Aquino walkoff PH HR would make it all worth it...just sayin.

mth123
08-29-2020, 06:31 PM
Looked good there Jose. Maybe I spoke too soon. I frequently do.

Coopdaddy67
08-29-2020, 06:31 PM
Deleon? Why not just forfeit.

I understand it. They don't want to blow their better bullpen pieces down 3-0.

If he gets out of this inning 3-0, it's a big win.

WVRedsFan
08-29-2020, 06:31 PM
Nice K

Kc61
08-29-2020, 06:32 PM
I don’t mind De Leon here. Three runs back save your more consistent relievers for the night cap.

I didn’t like some of Bell’s choices in the recent wins, Jones, Biddle, Stephenson (rusty).

podgejeff_
08-29-2020, 06:32 PM
If we are able to even somewhat correct De Leon's issues, that would be huge. Talent was never an issue with this kid.

Ron Madden
08-29-2020, 06:33 PM
Good Job!

mth123
08-29-2020, 06:33 PM
Deleon with a good outing!!!

WVRedsFan
08-29-2020, 06:33 PM
De Leone looking good.

podgejeff_
08-29-2020, 06:33 PM
Very, very nice.

Maybe another Lucas Sims situation here with De Leon.

RedlegsFanatic
08-29-2020, 06:36 PM
As a Reds fan, itís to the point that I DEMAND to know why Aquino is not getting at bats and playing every day on this offensively challenged dumpster fire.

TheBigLebowski
08-29-2020, 06:37 PM
Maybe they’ll put the mercurial Kimbrel on the bump to close it. We could touch him for at least 3.

TexasRedsFan
08-29-2020, 06:37 PM
Starting to think the Reds should just give Rizzo the Barry Bonds treatment (IBB with bases empty).

Kc61
08-29-2020, 06:37 PM
I’d let Votto DH in the second game. Let Winker play LF. Sit Shogo. Use Garcia/Farmer in middle infield. Moose at first.

LOL, it worked. Hit for Shogo.

Ron Madden
08-29-2020, 06:37 PM
Shogo single

mth123
08-29-2020, 06:38 PM
Shogo singles.

podgejeff_
08-29-2020, 06:38 PM
Shogo base knock.

He's won the matchup with Darvish today.

CaiGuy
08-29-2020, 06:38 PM
As a Reds fan, it’s to the point that I DEMAND to know why Aquino is not getting at bats and playing every day on this offensively challenged dumpster fire.

Yeah, I am kinda with. Maybe there is some issue health or otherwise we don't know about, but the spot is definitely open for him.

podgejeff_
08-29-2020, 06:39 PM
Well that's pretty much a summary of how this game is going.

RedlegsFanatic
08-29-2020, 06:40 PM
Why aren’t you FREAKING running rookie? You should be sent down IMMEDIATELY without another showing this season.

dsterry
08-29-2020, 06:40 PM
That was weird.

mth123
08-29-2020, 06:40 PM
Ugh!!!!

Ron Madden
08-29-2020, 06:40 PM
Ya don't see that everyday

TexasRedsFan
08-29-2020, 06:40 PM
This one's just not meant to be.

Coopdaddy67
08-29-2020, 06:40 PM
Why aren’t you FREAKING running rookie? You should be sent down IMMEDIATELY without another showing this season.

Relax.

Mitri
08-29-2020, 06:40 PM
Why aren’t you FREAKING running rookie? You should be sent down IMMEDIATELY without another showing this season.

Spare me. It was a confusing play, they both should have been running. Bummer, oh well.

TheBigLebowski
08-29-2020, 06:40 PM
We do enjoy the double play.

mgbrown66
08-29-2020, 06:41 PM
Reds being Reds.

I’ve never seen such horrible base running at almost any level.

podgejeff_
08-29-2020, 06:41 PM
Oh come on, the cameraman, announcers, and the Cubs all thought that was foul too.

CaiGuy
08-29-2020, 06:42 PM
Why aren’t you FREAKING running rookie? You should be sent down IMMEDIATELY without another showing this season.

On second thought, maybe baseball is not for you.

Kc61
08-29-2020, 06:42 PM
Oh come on, the cameraman, announcers, and the Cubs all thought that was foul too.

Batter has to run that out. Close enough.

RedlegsFanatic
08-29-2020, 06:42 PM
This team is a blazing joke

goreds2
08-29-2020, 06:42 PM
Monday morning quarterbacking: Shogo should have went to and stayed on 2nd base then verify foul ball.

adkindo
08-29-2020, 06:43 PM
Spare me. It was a confusing play, they both should have been running. Bummer, oh well.

Payton was the problem there...he has to run even if he thinks it is foul, and they probably are not able to fool Shogo if Payton does not just stand there. In the end, it still is likely a double play, just does not look like a clown show.

mth123
08-29-2020, 06:43 PM
What was the 1B coach doing there. Did he call Shogo back to 1B?

Ron Madden
08-29-2020, 06:43 PM
This team is a blazing joke

Give it a rest why don't ya