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Ron Madden
09-16-2020, 12:08 PM
First Pitch 6:40PM


Reds
1. Shogo Akiyama (L) LF
2. Nick Castellanos (R) RF
3. Joey Votto (L) 1B
4. Jesse Winker (L) DH
5. Mike Moustakas (L) 3B
6. Nick Senzel (R) CF
7. Freddy Galvis (S) 2B
8. Jose Garcia (R) SS
9. Curt Casali (R) C
SP Luis Castillo (R)


Pirates
1. Adam Frazier (L) LF
2. Ke'Bryan Hayes (R) 3B
3. Colin Moran (L) DH
4. Josh Bell (S) 1B
5. Erik Gonzalez (R) SS
6. Kevin Newman (R) 2B
7. Gregory Polanco (L) RF
8. Cole Tucker (S) CF
9. John Ryan Murphy (R) C
SP JT Brubaker (R)

VR
09-16-2020, 12:22 PM
A little surprised Stephenson hasnít gotten a start in the last 3 games.


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Ron Madden
09-16-2020, 01:13 PM
Bobby Nightengale
@nightengalejr
#Reds playoff odds after winning 4 straight games:
Fangraphs - 44.8%
Baseball Reference - 42.1%
Baseball Prospectus - 52.8%
FiveThirtyEight - 49%

Patrick Bateman
09-16-2020, 01:31 PM
Was hoping we might start seeing Senzel at 2nd base in order to get Goodwin in the lineup over Galvis or Garcia. Not really sure how game ready he would be there so might not be worth the hassle.


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NebraskaRed
09-16-2020, 02:27 PM
Brubaker is coming off a pretty bad start against the White Sox, 7 ER in 5 innings.

This means that he has a good chance of pitching a complete game shutout against the Reds.

zigbeenuthouse
09-16-2020, 02:35 PM
A little surprised Stephenson hasnít gotten a start in the last 3 games.


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Yes

podgejeff_
09-16-2020, 03:09 PM
The return of Bock Senzel.

WrongVerb
09-16-2020, 03:12 PM
I'll just leave this here...

https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/924713211525550080/alfXVBtt_400x400.jpg

RedTeamGo!
09-16-2020, 03:15 PM
Not going to say anything

podgejeff_
09-16-2020, 03:21 PM
Not going to say anything

If you were going to say something, what would it be?

RedTeamGo!
09-16-2020, 03:41 PM
If you were going to say something, what would it be?

That I cannot comprehend Stephenson not playing since he hit that walk off homer in game 1 on Monday.

Blows my mind.

757690
09-16-2020, 03:53 PM
That I cannot comprehend Stephenson not playing since he hit that walk off homer in game 1 on Monday.

Blows my mind.

I thought you were overreacting a bit after game one of the doubleheader. But now I agree that this is ridiculous.

CaiGuy
09-16-2020, 04:25 PM
They are keeping TySteve back for a 9th inning PH appearance.

Hard to time the walkoff just right when you don't know where the lineup will turn over. ;)

CaiGuy
09-16-2020, 04:27 PM
The return of Bock Senzel.

I mean...it's a cool baseball name. Like a guy from the 1890's.

davereds24
09-16-2020, 04:40 PM
They are keeping TySteve back for a 9th inning PH appearance.

Hard to time the walkoff just right when you don't know where the lineup will turn over. ;)

The Reds better not be batting in the 9th tonight.

zigbeenuthouse
09-16-2020, 04:42 PM
If Pete Rose and Robin Yount can move around and play different positions I'd guess our boy Senzel could play 2nd one game and CF another.

PuffyPig
09-16-2020, 05:38 PM
If Pete Rose and Robin Yount can move around and play different positions I'd guess our boy Senzel could play 2nd one game and CF another.

I'm not sure if Senzel has played 2B for a number of years? And I'm not sure if its fair to compare anyone to Rose or Yount.

Patrick Bateman
09-16-2020, 05:49 PM
I'm not sure if Senzel has played 2B for a number of years? And I'm not sure if its fair to compare anyone to Rose or Yount.

I would say that the Reds intention at the beginning of the year was to have flexibility for situations such as this. Mookie Betts, who hasnít played 2B, since coming up initially, is talking about playing a the position to help a positional need for the Dodgers.

But heís been taking grounders and preparing for this for a month and signed off on it.

With Senzels various ailments this year I could see this moving lower on the priorities list, and probably not game ready.


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Patrick Bateman
09-16-2020, 05:53 PM
I thought you were overreacting a bit after game one of the doubleheader. But now I agree that this is ridiculous.

Iím surprised he hasnít started, but Iím also not really thinking itís a huge deal.

Like, has he ever caught Castillo before? Iíd probably involve Luis in the discussion before arbitrarily making a move.

Itís also not like Casali is performing poorly. The last time this happened i think he walked twice in two plate appearances. Heís been good this year and earned his playing time.

As far as Stephenson goes, I would personally like to see him get some more work in and some starts. Heís been refreshing to watch and expect he would outhit Casali in the long run vs righties. Itís awkward time to work in a new catching prospect with less rapport with the starting staff.

Heís also projected to be something like a 670ish bat at this stage of the game coming into the year based on his minor league performance. Itís not like they are sitting the top prospect in baseball.


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zigbeenuthouse
09-16-2020, 05:55 PM
I'm not sure if Senzel has played 2B for a number of years? And I'm not sure if its fair to compare anyone to Rose or Yount.

Maybe I could have worded that different to say I'm sure Senzel could do both. He is not in same universe as those two but he is athletic enough to play both and has.

Bruce Berenyi
09-16-2020, 05:57 PM
of course aquino cant play at all

TexasRedsFan
09-16-2020, 05:58 PM
I really hope Reds have Suarez back for the White Sox opener.

JaxRed
09-16-2020, 06:06 PM
Was hoping we might start seeing Senzel at 2nd base in order to get Goodwin in the lineup over Galvis or Garcia. Not really sure how game ready he would be there so might not be worth the hassle.


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Goodwin is hitting .194 for the Reds with a .250 OBP. They should not be trying to get him in the lineup. That's one of Bell's dilemmas. He has a bunch of guys who periodically have a couple of good games but no one who has sustained success.

Patrick Bateman
09-16-2020, 06:11 PM
Goodwin is hitting .194 for the Reds with a .250 OBP. They should not be trying to get him in the lineup. That's one of Bell's dilemmas. He has a bunch of guys who periodically have a couple of good games but no one who has sustained success.

Iím not really concerned about a handful of recent at bats on Goodwin. I like his bat more than Galvis or Garcia.

I think the question is do you bother moving Galvis to ss, and senzel to 2B, to get goodwins bat in the lineup over Garcia?

At this point probably not with Galvisí defensive struggles this year and Senzels weird season. All things equal I would have definitely thought it was a good idea.


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Ron Madden
09-16-2020, 06:19 PM
Joel Luckhaupt
@jluckhaupt
Nick Castellanos has a .316 expected batting average, a .580 expected slugging percentage, and a .375 xwOBA this season...on just his balls in play that turned into outs.

Ron Madden
09-16-2020, 06:27 PM
Bobby Nightengale
@nightengalejr

The #Reds bullpen, which struggled at the start of the year, has seen guys step up in different roles. The bullpen owns a 2.61 ERA over the last 13 games (5th in MLB) and a 3.74 ERA in the last month (8th in MLB).

Reds Freak
09-16-2020, 06:32 PM
With the off day tomorrow, anyone not named Bradley or Iglesias should keep their seats in the Reds bullpen tonight. Assuming the game is close.

podgejeff_
09-16-2020, 06:45 PM
Well that was nice.

Ron Madden
09-16-2020, 06:52 PM
Castellanos beats out an infield hit!

podgejeff_
09-16-2020, 06:52 PM
Cast breaks a bat and beats a very good defensive attempt.

Ron Madden
09-16-2020, 06:59 PM
No score after 1 inning

50YrRedsFan
09-16-2020, 07:05 PM
I really hope Reds have Suarez back for the White Sox opener.

We'll see if the Reds are real contenders or pretenders in the White Sox series.

podgejeff_
09-16-2020, 07:06 PM
Soon we're going to be discussing the Polanco line.

Mitri
09-16-2020, 07:10 PM
Soon we're going to be discussing the Polanco line.

He is literally the worst hitter in baseball this season, by a lot.

podgejeff_
09-16-2020, 07:12 PM
He is literally the worst hitter in baseball this season, by a lot.

But he makes up for it with lackluster defense.

zigbeenuthouse
09-16-2020, 07:14 PM
I think last time Reds swept Pirates have been over 10 years in four game series. Won't be easy.

podgejeff_
09-16-2020, 07:19 PM
Bad news Buccos, Castillo's command is on tonight.

Reds Freak
09-16-2020, 07:20 PM
The movement on the strikeout pitch to Frazier was filth.

podgejeff_
09-16-2020, 07:25 PM
Shogo works a walk. Again.

Ron Madden
09-16-2020, 07:26 PM
ScoreboardStumper:
In the 2010s (2010 – 2019), five different shortstops collected 100 or more hits in a season, while playing for the Reds. Who are they?

NebraskaRed
09-16-2020, 07:28 PM
Jose Iglesias is obviously the most recent one.

podgejeff_
09-16-2020, 07:29 PM
Cozart, Suarez, Iglesias, Peraza...

Reds Freak
09-16-2020, 07:29 PM
No decent contact for the Reds through the first 3.

Ron Madden
09-16-2020, 07:29 PM
No score after 3 innings

Reds Freak
09-16-2020, 07:29 PM
Cozart, Suarez, Iglesias, Peraza...

OCab?

NCReds
09-16-2020, 07:30 PM
Opposing pitchers seem to have come to realize that Castellanos tries to swing at everything

TexasRedsFan
09-16-2020, 07:30 PM
BS call on Castellanos check swing to end the 3rd.

podgejeff_
09-16-2020, 07:30 PM
No decent contact for the Reds through the first 3.

That Galvis lineout is a hit more than it's an out. It was at 101.2.

But yeah, not a lot to brag about tonight offensively.

Patrick Bateman
09-16-2020, 07:31 PM
OCab?

Keppinger?


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podgejeff_
09-16-2020, 07:31 PM
OCab?

It probably has to be. Who else was a shortstop last decade, Janish?

It couldn't be Janish.

NebraskaRed
09-16-2020, 07:32 PM
It probably has to be. Who else was a shortstop last decade, Janish?

It couldn't be Janish.

Renteria, but I doubt it was him

TexasRedsFan
09-16-2020, 07:35 PM
Opposing pitchers seem to have come to realize that Castellanos tries to swing at everything

I really think he doesn't make enough contact for the #2 spot.

Ron Madden
09-16-2020, 07:37 PM
I'll guess
Cozart, Iglesias, Peraza, Cabrera and Geno ?

Roy Tucker
09-16-2020, 07:42 PM
I know people that live in New Carlisle. But not John Dillenger.

Rantly
09-16-2020, 07:43 PM
I'll guess
Cozart, Iglesias, Peraza, Cabrera and Geno ?
I really don’t remember Suarez playing much ss?

NebraskaRed
09-16-2020, 07:43 PM
Winker is in quite a slump.

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But it's not like anyone else in the lineup is hitting well.

Other than Shogo.

podgejeff_
09-16-2020, 07:45 PM
Dale Murphy is not in the Hall of Fame.

Ron Madden
09-16-2020, 07:45 PM
Still no score after 4

757690
09-16-2020, 07:46 PM
Since August 30, Winker has a .088 BA and a .326 OPS. That’s going into tonight, before going 0-2.

Reds Freak
09-16-2020, 07:46 PM
That Galvis lineout is a hit more than it's an out. It was at 101.2.

But yeah, not a lot to brag about tonight offensively.

Ah, I think I missed that AB.

Stray
09-16-2020, 07:49 PM
Nice pick by Garcia

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Ron Madden
09-16-2020, 07:49 PM
Nice Play Jose Garcia!

NebraskaRed
09-16-2020, 07:49 PM
Nice play by Garcia.

zigbeenuthouse
09-16-2020, 07:50 PM
I think Suarez played good bit of SS when Cozart hurt his knee.

Reds Freak
09-16-2020, 07:51 PM
Nice Play Jose Garcia!

He's got some work to do, but he sure seems to have the makings of being the guy at SS for awhile.

Roy Tucker
09-16-2020, 07:52 PM
Let’s get some runs.

podgejeff_
09-16-2020, 07:52 PM
I really donít remember Suarez playing much ss?

Suarez started with the Reds playing shortstop and played it throughout his career in the minors.

NebraskaRed
09-16-2020, 07:53 PM
Has Senzel seen more than 5 pitches since he returned?

TheBigLebowski
09-16-2020, 07:55 PM
It’s be hard for Castillo to pitch any better.

It’d also be hard for our batters to look worse.

Rantly
09-16-2020, 07:55 PM
I'll guess
Cozart, Iglesias, Peraza, Cabrera and Geno ?

Sounds reasonable to me

Mitri
09-16-2020, 07:55 PM
Galvis is an automatic out at this point. He should be on strict backup/ph duty once Geno returns.

VR
09-16-2020, 07:56 PM
If the Reds make the playoffs, hopefully they wonít face anyone with an ERA well above 5.


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Ron Madden
09-16-2020, 07:56 PM
Garcia singles to LF

podgejeff_
09-16-2020, 07:56 PM
Garcia with a base knock.

Finally.

Umkubas
09-16-2020, 07:56 PM
Go Reds

TheBigLebowski
09-16-2020, 07:56 PM
Time for a Casalibomb

Kc61
09-16-2020, 07:58 PM
Has Senzel seen more than 5 pitches since he returned?

I’m a little concerned that Winker and Senzel are either not fully healthy or don’t have their timing back. Of course in Jesse’s case, he’s been slumping for awhile.

In theory you want to give them chances to get going, but there are only ten games left in a playoff race. Hope it works out.

Roy Tucker
09-16-2020, 07:58 PM
Garcia needs to be careful over there at first.

podgejeff_
09-16-2020, 08:01 PM
Casali makes a bloop. Moves Garcia to third. Let's keep this going.

Mitri
09-16-2020, 08:01 PM
Another good AB by Casali. He's been a tough out.

Ron Madden
09-16-2020, 08:01 PM
Casali singles 1st and 3rd

zigbeenuthouse
09-16-2020, 08:02 PM
Need two out hit here. Casali nice stolen base.

podgejeff_
09-16-2020, 08:02 PM
Casali steals 2nd.

Because Curt Casali does what Curt Casali wants.

NebraskaRed
09-16-2020, 08:04 PM
At least they're making Cy Brubaker throw a lot of pitches.

The Operator
09-16-2020, 08:04 PM
Shogo! 1-0 Reds!


Tootblan follows, but we have the lead

Ron Madden
09-16-2020, 08:04 PM
Shogo RBI Single

Mitri
09-16-2020, 08:04 PM
Shogo!

zigbeenuthouse
09-16-2020, 08:04 PM
Casali get stop sign?

podgejeff_
09-16-2020, 08:05 PM
We commit the rare dual TOOTBLAN but we scored so who cares!

Mitri
09-16-2020, 08:05 PM
Casali should have been going all the way.

Stray
09-16-2020, 08:05 PM
I'll take it

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TheBigLebowski
09-16-2020, 08:05 PM
Great to score, but the TOOTBLANs this year are comical.

Tom Servo
09-16-2020, 08:05 PM
Well kinda Reds’d that up at the end there but nice hit and a run!

zigbeenuthouse
09-16-2020, 08:05 PM
He did. Would have been fine but Akiyama caught up between first and second. 1-0 REDS

podgejeff_
09-16-2020, 08:05 PM
Casali should have been going all the way.

He steals a base and starts thinking he's Rickey Henderson.

kaldaniels
09-16-2020, 08:06 PM
Casali should have been going all the way.

They were playing real shallow...yeah yeah everything has to go perfect but thatís a pretty easy stop sign.

adkindo
09-16-2020, 08:06 PM
I think Casali would have been out by 10 feet if they waved him home.....I assume he was just trying to sneak and score before they tagged Shogo knowing it probably would not work

kaldaniels
09-16-2020, 08:06 PM
Shogo giveth and Shogo taketh away.

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You can be critical of Shogo, Welsh, it’s ok.

podgejeff_
09-16-2020, 08:07 PM
Ok Castillo. You got your customary single run.

You know what we expect out of you.

kaldaniels
09-16-2020, 08:08 PM
Geez it wasn’t that “late” of a stop sign.

Stray
09-16-2020, 08:08 PM
0-11 with 11ks against us? That doesn't seem possible

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podgejeff_
09-16-2020, 08:08 PM
Dear Pirates,

Continue playing John Ryan Murphy.

Sincerely,
The Reds

BCubb2003
09-16-2020, 08:09 PM
Productive TOOTBLAN.

Ron Madden
09-16-2020, 08:09 PM
Welsh says it was a late stop sign that stopped Casali and hung Shogo out to dry, then Casali thrown out at the plate

Wonderful Monds
09-16-2020, 08:09 PM
Since August 30, Winker has a .088 BA and a .326 OPS. Thatís going into tonight, before going 0-2.

Thatís bad!

The Operator
09-16-2020, 08:11 PM
Castillo rolling on an average of 12 pitches per inning.

NebraskaRed
09-16-2020, 08:11 PM
Bob Nightengale
@BNightengale

Jacob deGrom, who may have been the NL Cy Young favorite, leaves after two innings with an apparent injury, giving up 3 runs with ERA jumping to 2.09. #Cubs ace Yu Darvish and #Reds ace Trevor Bauer now atop the NL Cy Young leaderboard.

TexasRedsFan
09-16-2020, 08:11 PM
Can Luis throw a second straight complete game? Gotta be a long time since that happened by a Reds pitcher.

Tom Servo
09-16-2020, 08:13 PM
one of those innings where you let the Pirates slowly hang themselves with mistakes would be nice right about now

zigbeenuthouse
09-16-2020, 08:14 PM
Welsh says it was a late stop sign that stopped Casali and hung Shogo out to dry, then Casali thrown out at the plate

It think Casali did right thing coming home. Akiyama was out so might as well see if they make the good throw.

The Operator
09-16-2020, 08:14 PM
Cast starts us off with a double

SirFelixCat
09-16-2020, 08:14 PM
Atta boy, Nick!

podgejeff_
09-16-2020, 08:14 PM
Cast fights for those doubles now.

kaldaniels
09-16-2020, 08:15 PM
It think Casali did right thing coming home. Akiyama was out so might as well see if they make the good throw.

No one blames Casali there.

SirFelixCat
09-16-2020, 08:15 PM
At some point if you're the Pirates manager, don't you sit Murphy vs the Reds. I'm not complaining, just ALMOST feel bad for him. Almost.

podgejeff_
09-16-2020, 08:17 PM
At some point if you're the Pirates manager, don't you sit Murphy vs the Reds. I'm not complaining, just ALMOST feel bad for him. Almost.

He's a Pirate.

So he deserves this somehow.

The Operator
09-16-2020, 08:17 PM
At some point if you're the Pirates manager, don't you sit Murphy vs the Reds. I'm not complaining, just ALMOST feel bad for him. Almost.

These Pirates still have Clint Hurdle stink on them.


I say beat them into submission. Every last one of ‘em

zigbeenuthouse
09-16-2020, 08:17 PM
Castellanos gets going again AND Winker AND Senzel Reds roll.

Rantly
09-16-2020, 08:17 PM
Suarez started with the Reds playing shortstop and played it throughout his career in the minors.

Yes, looked it up. First year with Reds played all shortstop but very sparingly after that.

SirFelixCat
09-16-2020, 08:18 PM
Productive out, I guess, on a half swing.

The Operator
09-16-2020, 08:18 PM
Votto moves the runner to third


Pitching change, lefty coming in to face Winker with one out

podgejeff_
09-16-2020, 08:18 PM
Votto productive outs Cast to third.

zigbeenuthouse
09-16-2020, 08:18 PM
Wink needs good AB here. Brubaker gone.

SirFelixCat
09-16-2020, 08:19 PM
Votto moves the runner to third


Pitching change, lefty coming in to face Winker with one out

Just thinking out loud, but do you ever PH for Winker here?

podgejeff_
09-16-2020, 08:19 PM
These Pirates still have Clint Hurdle stink on them.


I say beat them into submission. Every last one of Ďem

I like the way you think.

Alabama Red
09-16-2020, 08:20 PM
Has Mrs. Suarez dropped her baby yet? Hoping Geno would be back on Friday.

podgejeff_
09-16-2020, 08:20 PM
Just thinking out loud, but do you ever PH for Winker here?

He's the DH.

So no.

TheBigLebowski
09-16-2020, 08:21 PM
Have to push this run across. No excuses. Get him home.

The Operator
09-16-2020, 08:21 PM
TySteve pinch hits for Winker

Kc61
09-16-2020, 08:21 PM
Tyler Stephenson for Winker.

I was just in the process of posting exactly that.

Correct move IMO.

rob meehan
09-16-2020, 08:21 PM
I like the way you think.

bell is a genius

Jomama
09-16-2020, 08:21 PM
Not smart but hope it works out.

The Operator
09-16-2020, 08:21 PM
Just thinking out loud, but do you ever PH for Winker here?

Why yes, yes I would. I predict Bell will do that. Lol

SirFelixCat
09-16-2020, 08:22 PM
Just thinking out loud, but do you ever PH for Winker here?

Yes, yes you do apparently.


I think this is the right move. Ty Steve new DH.

VR
09-16-2020, 08:22 PM
Brewers up 4-0 in the first of game 2.

SirFelixCat
09-16-2020, 08:23 PM
Good AB so far. Kid looks confident in the box.

Jomama
09-16-2020, 08:24 PM
Tyler Stephenson for Winker.

I was just in the process of posting exactly that.

Correct move IMO.

I disagree.

Kc61
09-16-2020, 08:24 PM
Just thinking out loud, but do you ever PH for Winker here?

1. Winker in a bad slump.

2. Winker traditionally doesn’t hit lefties.

I know he’s hit lefties better this year, but right now he isn’t hitting anyone.

The Operator
09-16-2020, 08:24 PM
Ah Tyler you can’t take that


2 outs

Stray
09-16-2020, 08:25 PM
Good pitch

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zigbeenuthouse
09-16-2020, 08:25 PM
Dang. Good pitch

TexasRedsFan
09-16-2020, 08:25 PM
Dang it. Good pitch. Too close to take.

TheBigLebowski
09-16-2020, 08:26 PM
They’re really about to strand a leadoff double. Against the worst team in the league and their band of beer league softball pitchers.

TheBigLebowski
09-16-2020, 08:28 PM
Terrible. Flat out terrible.

podgejeff_
09-16-2020, 08:28 PM
We chased off JT Brubaker at least.

TexasRedsFan
09-16-2020, 08:30 PM
Still not sure about the pinch hit there, but I understand it with the way Winker's been going.

Patrick Bateman
09-16-2020, 08:30 PM
I liked the call. Didnít work out. Tough take on a good 3-2 pitch.


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podgejeff_
09-16-2020, 08:31 PM
That Moran hit was flying at 106.8.

Nice play by Votto to grab it.

TheBigLebowski
09-16-2020, 08:31 PM
Right or wrong, Bell’s making that move 11 times out of 10

PuffyPig
09-16-2020, 08:31 PM
The decision to PH was the correct call.

Winker hasnít looked right since he got back, and Howard is very tough on lefties.

Credit him for a great pitch.


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TexasRedsFan
09-16-2020, 08:32 PM
Just hope Luis can keep them off the board and go the distance cause he may not get any more.

50YrRedsFan
09-16-2020, 08:33 PM
They’re really about to strand a leadoff double. Against the worst team in the league and their band of beer league softball pitchers.

Reds are dead last in batting average with runners on base.

zigbeenuthouse
09-16-2020, 08:33 PM
Castillo gets two on bring in Bradley.

PuffyPig
09-16-2020, 08:34 PM
He's the DH.

So no.

Why does him being the DH make a difference?


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TheBigLebowski
09-16-2020, 08:34 PM
Reds are dead last in batting average with runners on base.

I am not in any way surprised

podgejeff_
09-16-2020, 08:34 PM
Reds are dead last in batting average with runners on base.

Well that's consistent with us being dead last in batting average.

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Why does him being the DH make a difference?


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I thought if you subbed for the DH you lost it or something.

I clearly have no idea how these newfangled rules work.

Ron Madden
09-16-2020, 08:34 PM
Big K!!!

PuffyPig
09-16-2020, 08:35 PM
Well that's consistent with us being dead last in batting average.

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I thought if you subbed for the DH you lost it or something.

I clearly have no idea how these newfangled rules work.

No new rule.

If the DH takes the field you lose the DH.

Thatís it.


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kaldaniels
09-16-2020, 08:35 PM
1. Winker in a bad slump.

2. Winker traditionally doesnít hit lefties.

I know heís hit lefties better this year, but right now he isnít hitting anyone.

Just to everyone - we need good Winker back for the stretch.

Unless heís hurt we need him getting game reps.

podgejeff_
09-16-2020, 08:36 PM
No new rule.

If the DH takes the field you lose the DH.

That’s it.


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I'm a lifelong NL fan.

It's a new rule as far as I'm concerned.

adkindo
09-16-2020, 08:36 PM
Brewers out to early 4-0 lead on Cardinals

The Operator
09-16-2020, 08:37 PM
Got him!


10 K’s through 7 scoreless for La Piedra


1-0 Reds

podgejeff_
09-16-2020, 08:37 PM
LA PIEDRA

Ron Madden
09-16-2020, 08:38 PM
10 Big Ks for Castillo!!!

TheBigLebowski
09-16-2020, 08:38 PM
Great stuff there. Get him some freaking runs.

TexasRedsFan
09-16-2020, 08:38 PM
Seems like we can't get more than one guy hot at a time. Cast, Winker, Votto, Geno and Shogo have taken turns while the rest just watch.

kaldaniels
09-16-2020, 08:38 PM
Brewers out to early 4-0 lead on Cardinals

You guys gotta help.

Is that good or bad?

Reds Fanatic
09-16-2020, 08:38 PM
Castillo has been fantastic again tonight. 91 pitches through 7

zigbeenuthouse
09-16-2020, 08:38 PM
BIG! Great job.

The Operator
09-16-2020, 08:39 PM
Bauer / Gray / Castillo in a short series is definitely something to dream on


Obviously we donít wanna get ahead of ourselves and theyíve got a lot of work to do, but man... a guy can dream.

Tom Servo
09-16-2020, 08:40 PM
You guys gotta help.

Is that good or bad?
I’m also struggling with this, but I’m pretty sure it’s good because we want to pass STL for that second place in the NL Central spot.

Reds Fanatic
09-16-2020, 08:40 PM
You guys gotta help.

Is that good or bad?

Good. With a win and if the Cards lose would still be only half game behind Cards. Brewers are right behind us but still better for the Cards to lose

zigbeenuthouse
09-16-2020, 08:40 PM
Seems like we can't get more than one guy hot at a time. Cast, Winker, Votto, Geno and Shogo have taken turns while the rest just watch.

This is true. Get these guys going at same time the team rolls. Hopefully pitching doesn't go south.

Castillo done.

kaldaniels
09-16-2020, 08:41 PM
Good. With a win and if the Cards lose would still be only half game behind Cards. Brewers are right behind us but still better for the Cards to lose

I want the Cards issue to be settled one way or another.

I fear a winning percentage screw job. Nightmare scenario.

Reds Fanatic
09-16-2020, 08:42 PM
I’m also struggling with this, but I’m pretty sure it’s good because we want to pass STL for that second place in the NL Central spot.

Yes 2 ways to the playoffs either 2nd in this division or catch Giants for last playoff spot. 2nd in the division would be preferred of the 2 because the last playoff spot would face the Dodgers most likely in the 1st round

TheBigLebowski
09-16-2020, 08:42 PM
Bauer / Gray / Castillo in a short series is definitely something to dream on


Obviously we don’t wanna get ahead of ourselves and they’ve got a lot of work to do, but man... a guy can dream.

Is Gray coming back this season?

adkindo
09-16-2020, 08:42 PM
Good. With a win and if the Cards lose would still be only half game behind Cards. Brewers are right behind us but still better for the Cards to lose

plus we still have a series with the Brewers....

kaldaniels
09-16-2020, 08:43 PM
Yes 2 ways to the playoffs either 2nd in this division or catch Giants for last playoff spot. 2nd in the division would be preferred of the 2 because the last playoff spot would face the Dodgers most likely in the 1st round

If you believe the WS goes thru LA would you rather a 3 or 7 game series? It’s an interesting question.

The Operator
09-16-2020, 08:43 PM
Is Gray coming back this season?

I hope so. Someone else can maybe I chime in, all I know is he’s on the IR.

Reds Fanatic
09-16-2020, 08:43 PM
I want the Cards issue to be settled one way or another.

I fear a winning percentage screw job. Nightmare scenario.

Yes what is interesting is baseball has not so far scheduled 2 games between the Tigers and Cards. Would they have them play those day after the regular season or just go by winning percentage. Most likely it will go by winning percentage. They have this whole postseason scheduled so tight I bet they never make up those 2 games.

kaldaniels
09-16-2020, 08:45 PM
I hope so. Someone else can maybe I chime in, all I know is he’s on the IR.

The vagueness of the IL stint when announced had the ring of “shutting him down in a lost year.” But now this hot stretch...

Reds Fanatic
09-16-2020, 08:45 PM
If you believe the WS goes thru LA would you rather a 3 or 7 game series? It’s an interesting question.

Yes it is a good question. Especially if Bauer and Castillo keep pitching like this. Could you possibly pull off an upset in a short series.

zigbeenuthouse
09-16-2020, 08:46 PM
I hope so. Someone else can maybe I chime in, all I know is he’s on the IR.

10 day so we have to hope he's good when that is over. Gonna need that guy. Be four days now he's been on IL.

Ron Madden
09-16-2020, 08:46 PM
I read an article where Sonny said he'd be back.
I know it's not entirely up to him but I'll try to find it and share it here

kaldaniels
09-16-2020, 08:46 PM
10 day so we have to hope he's good when that is over. Gonna need that guy. Be four days now he's been on IL.

Gotta be retro more than that...

TexasRedsFan
09-16-2020, 08:47 PM
Galvis seems to have lost his power stroke, which is about all he's good for offensively.

Kc61
09-16-2020, 08:47 PM
Have to root Brewers in game 2 unless conceding second place to Cards.

kaldaniels
09-16-2020, 08:48 PM
Strange times but I just don’t see the Reds making a playoff run (as in winning series) with Jose Garcia starting...

zigbeenuthouse
09-16-2020, 08:48 PM
Gotta be retro more than that...

Cincinnati Reds placed RHP Sonny Gray on the 10-day injured list retroactive to September 11, 2020. Right mid-back strain.

WVRedsFan
09-16-2020, 08:48 PM
Bottom of the order is truly the bottom.

PuffyPig
09-16-2020, 08:49 PM
I'm a lifelong NL fan.

It's a new rule as far as I'm concerned.

Well there is the inter league games.


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Reds Freak
09-16-2020, 08:50 PM
Bottom of the order is truly the bottom.

Produced the only Reds run tonight with singles by Garcia, Casali, and Shogo. But your point generally stands.

adkindo
09-16-2020, 08:50 PM
Have to root Brewers in game 2 unless conceding second place to Cards.

I think the optimal mindset is to try to get the NL 2nd spot, and if you come up short hope that you are able to fall into one of the WC slots. At this point, I personally do not care much about seeding or opponent.

Reds Fanatic
09-16-2020, 08:50 PM
Have to root Brewers in game 2 unless conceding second place to Cards.

Cards also play their next 5 against the Pirates so this may be the best chance to gain ground for the next several days

kaldaniels
09-16-2020, 08:50 PM
Cincinnati Reds placed RHP Sonny Gray on the 10-day injured list retroactive to September 11, 2020. Right mid-back strain.

Ok today is Day 6. Knew it was at least one rotation turn.

podgejeff_
09-16-2020, 08:51 PM
Well there is the inter league games.


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PuffyPig
09-16-2020, 08:51 PM
Good. With a win and if the Cards lose would still be only half game behind Cards. Brewers are right behind us but still better for the Cards to lose

Actually a Reds win and a Cards loss would tie us, although we would be percentage points ahead.


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The Operator
09-16-2020, 08:51 PM
Archie Bradley on the bump

Reds Fanatic
09-16-2020, 08:52 PM
Great start by Castillo: 7IP, 3H, 0ER, 1BB, 10K

zigbeenuthouse
09-16-2020, 08:52 PM
Ok today is Day 6. Knew it was at least one rotation turn.

Yep, went on the 13th.

Roy Tucker
09-16-2020, 08:55 PM
Iím not sure I could play sports with a big beard like Bradley. Just me though.

podgejeff_
09-16-2020, 08:55 PM
Apparently the Pirates may be catching onto how bad John Ryan Murphy is.

Ironman92
09-16-2020, 08:55 PM
Letís win

UPRedsFan
09-16-2020, 08:56 PM
I don't know if there are enough games left for Senzel to get his timing back. I think Goodwin needs to be playing everyday unless a lefty is on the hill. Reds can't afford these next 5 games to get Senzel going.

50YrRedsFan
09-16-2020, 08:56 PM
Strange times but I just donít see the Reds making a playoff run (as in winning series) with Jose Garcia starting...

Or with this offense against good teams.

The Operator
09-16-2020, 08:56 PM
Scoreless inning from Bradley

Still 1-0 Reds middle of the 8th

TexasRedsFan
09-16-2020, 08:56 PM
Archie does his job. 3 outs to get!

adkindo
09-16-2020, 08:56 PM
Bradley has an all business approach....like he needs to get home to watch Dancing with the Stars

podgejeff_
09-16-2020, 08:56 PM
Not sure why you'd pinch hit for John Ryan Murphy with someone who isn't much better.

Ron Madden
09-16-2020, 08:56 PM
WTG Archie!

RedsfaninMT
09-16-2020, 08:57 PM
Crooked number time!

Ironman92
09-16-2020, 08:57 PM
Prefer Bradley stay in

UPRedsFan
09-16-2020, 08:57 PM
Archie for the 9th!

Roy Tucker
09-16-2020, 08:58 PM
Bradley has an all business approach....like he needs to get home to watch Dancing with the Stars

The ACMs are on tonight and my wife is a big country fan. I’m “watching” the game on my phone.

UPRedsFan
09-16-2020, 08:59 PM
Playing the White Sox and Twins they've gotta generate offense. Senzel and Garcia both need to sit I think.

Reds Freak
09-16-2020, 08:59 PM
Prefer Bradley stay in

He was pretty wild with his breaking pitch, that might not get through two innings and the heart of the order this time. I think I go Iglesias.

Banshee
09-16-2020, 08:59 PM
A little breathing room wouldn't make me mad.

kaldaniels
09-16-2020, 09:04 PM
Turley seems to have toned down his psycho look. Maybe he’s been humbled.

podgejeff_
09-16-2020, 09:05 PM
That was a ball.

Rantly
09-16-2020, 09:07 PM
Strange times but I just donít see the Reds making a playoff run (as in winning series) with Jose Garcia starting...

Kind of an odd comment. So you think he is our one and only problem, and one guy can cost the Reds a series?

Ironman92
09-16-2020, 09:08 PM
He was pretty wild with his breaking pitch, that might not get through two innings and the heart of the order this time. I think I go Iglesias.

Heart schmart

Iglesias would be fine too but saw Amir warming up and got nervous

But Bradley would be fine

podgejeff_
09-16-2020, 09:08 PM
I don't think I've ever heard Welsh laugh this much since Thom left.

ScotlandRed
09-16-2020, 09:09 PM
I was kind of meh about Castillo’s season a week ago but these 2 brilliant starts have massively improved my outlook.

Bruce Berenyi
09-16-2020, 09:09 PM
why didnt aquino hit for winker?

kaldaniels
09-16-2020, 09:10 PM
Kind of an odd comment. So you think he is our one and only problem, and one guy can cost the Reds a series?

He’s an overmatched youngster sporting a 9 wRC+. I’m rolling with Galvis over him every time.

Odd!

Ron Madden
09-16-2020, 09:11 PM
Reds lead 1-0 going into the 9th and here comes Iggy!

zigbeenuthouse
09-16-2020, 09:11 PM
Iggy to save this one. :thumbup:

Tom Servo
09-16-2020, 09:11 PM
:pray:

TexasRedsFan
09-16-2020, 09:11 PM
I don't think I've ever heard Welsh laugh this much since Thom left.

I get the feeling that Thom had everyone on egg shells. Agree that the difference in tone is very noticeable.

HammerTime
09-16-2020, 09:12 PM
Alright deep breaths...

fondfoat
09-16-2020, 09:12 PM
He’s an overmatched youngster sorting a 9 wRC+. I’m rolling with Galvis over him every time.

Odd!

I agree in the sense that we know Galvis can hit, but with Garcia we don't yet. I guess it could depend on what the Reds think is the most efficient defensive setup if both are not producing offensively.

HammerTime
09-16-2020, 09:12 PM
why didnt aquino hit for winker?

Because Stephenson did.

RedlegsFanatic
09-16-2020, 09:14 PM
That scared me

Ron Madden
09-16-2020, 09:14 PM
One More Out!!!

zigbeenuthouse
09-16-2020, 09:15 PM
Teams in MLB in placing fielders is really incredible. 2 outs and need the last one...

RedlegsFanatic
09-16-2020, 09:15 PM
That’s more like it Iggy!!!
That is a 13.5 game win streak!!!!

WVRedsFan
09-16-2020, 09:15 PM
SWEEP!!!!!!!!

Ron Madden
09-16-2020, 09:15 PM
REDS WIN!!!

TexasRedsFan
09-16-2020, 09:15 PM
Iggy's on a roll. Reds win! 5 in a row.

Ironman92
09-16-2020, 09:15 PM
Awesome!

Go Reds

HammerTime
09-16-2020, 09:15 PM
Quick work!

TheBigLebowski
09-16-2020, 09:16 PM
Yes. Whoo

podgejeff_
09-16-2020, 09:16 PM
RAISEL!

Banshee
09-16-2020, 09:16 PM
Tidy, clean, no heart palpitations, nice game!!

Reds Fanatic
09-16-2020, 09:16 PM
Just fantastic pitching tonight. 5 straight wins and a sweep of the Pirates! Now tied with the Giants and a half game behind Cards

zigbeenuthouse
09-16-2020, 09:16 PM
First four game sweep of Pirates since 09. Iglesias looking more and more like a lock down closer. He really does well with regular work.

kaldaniels
09-16-2020, 09:16 PM
Thatís more like it Iggy!!!
That is a 13.5 game win streak!!!!

2.7 saves for Iggy tonight!

RedlegsFanatic
09-16-2020, 09:16 PM
Go Mets!
And Mariners!

Alabama Red
09-16-2020, 09:16 PM
That’s how I like saves to go.

podgejeff_
09-16-2020, 09:17 PM
I swear ever since it was either Cowboy or Welsh talked about how he needed to stop doubting his stuff and just go after dudes with his stuff, Iggy has changed.