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Ron Madden
04-08-2022, 02:27 PM
Reds
1. Jonathan India (R) 2B
2. Tyler Naquin (L) DH
3. Tommy Pham (R) LF
4. Joey Votto (L) 1B
5. Tyler Stephenson (R) C
6. Nick Senzel (R) CF
7. Mike Moustakas (L) 3B
8. Kyle Farmer (R) SS
9. Jake Fraley (L) RF
SP Reiver Sanmartin (L)

Braves
1. Ozzie Albies (S) 2B
2. Matt Olson (L) 1B
3. Austin Riley (R) 3B
4. Marcell Ozuna (R) LF
5. Adam Duvall (R) CF
6. Eddie Rosario (L) RF
7. Travis d'Arnaud (R) C
8. Dansby Swanson (R) SS
9. Orlando Arcia (R) DH
SP Charlie Morton (R)

NebraskaRed
04-08-2022, 02:33 PM
I'm curious to see what Fraley can do.

texasdave
04-08-2022, 02:41 PM
What's the magic number now?

Ron Madden
04-08-2022, 02:49 PM
Jamie Ramsey @Jamieblog

The Reds last night used just 9 batters in an Opening Day game for the first time since beating the Braves 9-0 in the 1980 opener. Frank Pastore threw a complete game 3-hit shutout that day and went 1-for-3 with an RBI at the plate.

#DesignatedHitter

Ron Madden
04-08-2022, 03:24 PM
The Braves lineup has been added to the original post

mhs95_06
04-08-2022, 03:29 PM
Double switches a thing of the past.

cumberlandreds
04-08-2022, 03:35 PM
Double switches a thing of the past.

The newest dinosaur.

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS2CopYMbTCiycQ8xOYFY78HtNudYE-zUMJSg&usqp=CAU

TRF
04-08-2022, 03:37 PM
18191

Do any of you have any idea just how long I have been waiting to use this?

Old school 1983
04-08-2022, 03:44 PM
I’m curious to see how San Martin looks against a non September non Pirates lineup.

mth123
04-08-2022, 03:48 PM
Happy that Fraley is in RF and Naquin at DH. I was sure it would be Naquin in RF and Moran at DH. Lets see what Fraley can become. I don't think he'll be a main cog, but I think he can be a solid contributor to this team when it's ready to contend.

Ky Fried Redleg
04-08-2022, 03:53 PM
I don't follow pre-season baseball so could someone give me a short breakdown on how Sanmartin looked in spring training. Thanks.

Tadasimha
04-08-2022, 04:16 PM
18191

Do any of you have any idea just how long I have been waiting to use this?

Like a leaf on the wind

Kc61
04-08-2022, 04:19 PM
One result of the Reds’ shakeup is a better defensive outfield.

To illustrate, Naquin was out of position in CF last year. This year he’s DHing and, on defense, likely to stick in the corners.

Old school 1983
04-08-2022, 04:22 PM
One result of the Reds’ shakeup is a better defensive outfield.

To illustrate, Naquin was out of position in CF last year. This year he’s DHing and, on defense, likely to stick in the corners.

Bad defense/out of position players/Shogo were an anchor on the overall production of the OF last year despite huge offensive seasons from 2 of its members. I like the improvement on D.

SomeCallMeTim
04-08-2022, 04:37 PM
Double switches a thing of the past.

The main reason David Bell came to workÖ

Sabo Fan
04-08-2022, 05:13 PM
I’d rather have Fraley hitting second over Naquin, but that’s a minor quibble. Really I think Pham should be 2 vs. 3 and bump TySteve to 3, but it’s also just Game #2 so plenty of time for lineup adjustments.

Bourgeois Zee
04-08-2022, 05:14 PM
Interesting that Senzel is hitting ahead of Moustakas, which puts two RH back-to-back. You'd think Moustakas would have hit 6th, Senzel 7th, Fraley 8th, and Farmer 9th. That's a completely balanced lineup. I can't decide if it shows that Bell thinks Senzel is hitting well or Moustakas is struggling. (Or perhaps he recognizes that Senzel needs a bit more protection?)

Braves have Orlando Arcia as their DH hitting 9th. Guilermo Herdia is sitting the bench with a 740 OPS vs. southpaws. Odd choice, that.

MoneyInTheBank
04-08-2022, 05:16 PM
I have a feeling Jaker Fraley will be a fan favorite regardless of performance

Gandalf the Red
04-08-2022, 05:27 PM
18191

Do any of you have any idea just how long I have been waiting to use this?



Shiny.

Bourgeois Zee
04-08-2022, 05:32 PM
In 18 career games against the Reds, Charlie Morton has pitched to a 4.41 ERA. That's sixth-worst of any team he's faced.

Reiver Sanmartin gave up 0.5 HR/9 in 2021. His minor league career high is 0.8 in 2019 at AA Chattanooga. Don't expect him to give up a ton of dingers. Do, however, expect quite a few base hits. Sanmartin gives up a hit per inning.

Rantly
04-08-2022, 06:07 PM
nm

CySeymour
04-08-2022, 06:26 PM
I wonder if part of the thinking for the Reds using Moreta in the 8th last night was they didn't want to burn Strickland, Warren and Santillan all in the same night. Early in the season and all the young arms in the rotation, these guys are going to get a lot of use, hence saving them when they get the opportunity.

Bourgeois Zee
04-08-2022, 06:34 PM
I wonder if part of the thinking for the Reds using Moreta in the 8th last night was they didn't want to burn Strickland, Warren and Santillan all in the same night. Early in the season and all the young arms in the rotation, these guys are going to get a lot of use, hence saving them when they get the opportunity.

Good call.

Cessa, Moreta, Wilson, and Santillan are likely off-limits today.

That leaves approximately 412 relief arms for Bell to choose from.

RedTeamGo!
04-08-2022, 06:56 PM
Iím sorry but I like this lineup. Canít wait for Solano to come back.

icehole3
04-08-2022, 06:59 PM
I don't follow pre-season baseball so could someone give me a short breakdown on how Sanmartin looked in spring training. Thanks.

I saw him pitch about 2-3 inning vs the Angels, didn't look bad. His FB was mid 90's. He gave up a run I believe.

https://www.foxsports.com/mlb/reiver-sanmartin-player-stats?category=pitching&seasonType=pre

Ron Madden
04-08-2022, 07:04 PM
Ben Cafardo @Ben_ESPN

MLB Opening Night Reds vs Braves was most watched regular season MLB game on ESPN2 in 7 yrs (since 2015). 1,367,000 viewers

Up 13% vs ESPN’s last Opening Day primetime game Red Sox vs Mariners in 2019. (Nielsen)

Ron Gant
04-08-2022, 07:10 PM
I'm in suburban Cincy and my Bally Sports Ohio listing says they're showing the Cavs game tonight at 7. Really hoping that's just a screw up with just the listing.

Ron Madden
04-08-2022, 07:34 PM
I'm in suburban Cincy and my Bally Sports Ohio listing says they're showing the Cavs game tonight at 7. Really hoping that's just a screw up with just the listing.

I'm watching Reds pre-game show right now

mhs95_06
04-08-2022, 07:39 PM
In 18 career games against the Reds, Charlie Morton has pitched to a 4.41 ERA. That's sixth-worst of any team he's faced.


Morton doesn't like Great American any better than Mahle!

NebraskaRed
04-08-2022, 08:08 PM
I'll take these MLB Zen Moments (or whatever they're called) on MLB TV over the same clips and same commercials over and over.

redsfan9988
04-08-2022, 08:17 PM
Bally Sports getting the Emmy campaign started early….

gagliano
04-08-2022, 08:18 PM
Suarez 0-4 today, 3 whiffs, 5 lob

NebraskaRed
04-08-2022, 08:19 PM
Suarez 0-4 today, 3 whiffs, 5 lob

I've already seen some grumblings from Mariners fans about him hitting anywhere other than the bottom of the order.

Ron Madden
04-08-2022, 08:19 PM
I'm glad the Reds TV crew is able to call games on the road this season, instead of off a monitor.

redsfan9988
04-08-2022, 08:22 PM
Suarez 0-4 today, 3 whiffs, 5 lob

Da Wink with a couple of hits and a walk, tho… that trade is working out as expected so far. If Jaker goes 0 for 3 with a walk tonight, it’ll be all chalk.

JohnnyBench5
04-08-2022, 08:22 PM
Go Redlegs!

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NebraskaRed
04-08-2022, 08:23 PM
Organist playing "The Mighty Quinn" for Tyler Naquin's AB

Mitri
04-08-2022, 08:24 PM
I expect a big year from Naquin. Let's get it.

Red Raindog
04-08-2022, 08:24 PM
Pitchers strike zone it appears


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podgejeff_
04-08-2022, 08:24 PM
Organist playing "The Mighty Quinn" for Tyler Naquin's AB

Braves Organist deserves every penny they pay him.

Mitri
04-08-2022, 08:24 PM
That was not a strike. At all.

podgejeff_
04-08-2022, 08:25 PM
It's like the umps are protesting future robots by making the strike zone even stupider, somehow.

Tom Servo
04-08-2022, 08:26 PM
Ridiculous stuff by Morton, jeez

redsfan9988
04-08-2022, 08:27 PM
Nice job by Pham to make Charlie throw some pitches after two quick outs…

TheBigLebowski
04-08-2022, 08:28 PM
Not Pham’s best job 2 strike hitting there

Tom Servo
04-08-2022, 08:29 PM
Nice job by Pham to make Charlie throw some pitches after two quick outs…
Guess this is sarcasm but I don't understand getting on the Reds for that inning, Morton's stuff was ridiculous. Several unhittable strikes.

podgejeff_
04-08-2022, 08:29 PM
Sanmartin looks tiny out there.

NebraskaRed
04-08-2022, 08:30 PM
Nice K of Albies

redsfan9988
04-08-2022, 08:31 PM
Guess this is sarcasm but I don't understand getting on the Reds for that inning, Morton's stuff was ridiculous. Several unhittable strikes.

I posted that seconds before he waved at strike 3… I was legitimately happy with him getting back in the count and fouling off a tough pitch… wrong place, wrong time, I guess.

redsfan9988
04-08-2022, 08:33 PM
Sanmartin’s change up is legit. Slider looks shaky.

podgejeff_
04-08-2022, 08:34 PM
Sanmartin's clearly feeling the pressure. Wasn't his strength control?

Tom Servo
04-08-2022, 08:34 PM
gotta be very careful with Ozuna here...

TheBigLebowski
04-08-2022, 08:34 PM
Who is bigger - Moreta or Sanmartin?

Mitri
04-08-2022, 08:35 PM
That was the same pitch but up that Morton got. BS.

Tom Servo
04-08-2022, 08:35 PM
Yesiree! Perfect pitch.

podgejeff_
04-08-2022, 08:35 PM
Yesiree.

SomeCallMeTim
04-08-2022, 08:36 PM
Nice 5-4-3!!!!!

redsfan9988
04-08-2022, 08:36 PM
Sanmartin's clearly feeling the pressure. Wasn't his strength control?

Riley murders lefties. Can’t give in there. And the DP on Ozuna… this dude has a monstrous change up.

TheBigLebowski
04-08-2022, 08:36 PM
DP YESSIR

podgejeff_
04-08-2022, 08:38 PM
Sanmartin gets through the meat of the lineup relatively unharmed. A good sign.

Mitri
04-08-2022, 08:38 PM
Feels like Sanmartin has a sneaky deceptive delivery. Keeps 'em off balance just enough....hopefully.

gagliano
04-08-2022, 08:39 PM
I've already seen some grumblings from Mariners fans about him hitting anywhere other than the bottom of the order.

Poor ba***rds. They're going to live our 2021 nightmare with him. He shouldn't be in baseball. No one has had more chances. And blown them all

podgejeff_
04-08-2022, 08:40 PM
Morton's movement on his pitches is gonna be tough to deal with.

NebraskaRed
04-08-2022, 08:41 PM
I think Duvall thought that was out #3

Tom Servo
04-08-2022, 08:41 PM
alright that was a flat out bad AB Senzel cmon man

TheBigLebowski
04-08-2022, 08:42 PM
Let’s see Nick lose one

redsfan9988
04-08-2022, 08:42 PM
alright that was a flat out bad AB Senzel cmon man

They’ve taken some first-pitch strikes tonight. In hindsight - that’s preferable…

Tom Servo
04-08-2022, 08:45 PM
Sanmartin getting squeezed

podgejeff_
04-08-2022, 08:45 PM
Methinks Sanmartin is getting squeezed a bit.

NebraskaRed
04-08-2022, 08:45 PM
Did I take an edible or was that some bizarre audio

podgejeff_
04-08-2022, 08:45 PM
Did I take an edible or was that some bizarre audio

I mean, did you?

redsfan9988
04-08-2022, 08:46 PM
Did I take an edible or was that some bizarre audio

Yes!

Tom Servo
04-08-2022, 08:46 PM
I'm beyond ready for the official FTX crypto-umps

NebraskaRed
04-08-2022, 08:46 PM
I mean, did you?

The correct answer was "both"

TheBigLebowski
04-08-2022, 08:49 PM
Come on Rave

podgejeff_
04-08-2022, 08:49 PM
I'm ok with the first triple play of the season happening in game 2.

Mitri
04-08-2022, 08:49 PM
Wow.

Tom Servo
04-08-2022, 08:49 PM
Tough facing the Braves lineup especially if the ump isn't giving you anything close.

But Sanmartin's gotta find a way.

SomeCallMeTim
04-08-2022, 08:49 PM
I'm beyond ready for the official FTX crypto-umps

https://media1.giphy.com/media/QswHqxRk7svjq/giphy.gif

TheBigLebowski
04-08-2022, 08:49 PM
4th and 5th pitches were basically the same, but one called a ball and one called a strike

redsfan9988
04-08-2022, 08:50 PM
Braves fans boo’ed a called strike in the zone. Then you had ball 4 - in the zone..

podgejeff_
04-08-2022, 08:51 PM
Come on Moose.

NebraskaRed
04-08-2022, 08:51 PM
That was not good

Mitri
04-08-2022, 08:51 PM
Ughhhhhh

redsfan9988
04-08-2022, 08:51 PM
Moose is very, very bad at fielding the baseball… that’ll probably he a hit, but still. Could have been a DP.

Mitri
04-08-2022, 08:52 PM
Insert Kc61 to defend Moose, who really isn't any better than Brandon Drury.

dakota42
04-08-2022, 08:52 PM
Moose sucks.

redsfan9988
04-08-2022, 08:52 PM
Man this is a tale of two strike zones…

TheBigLebowski
04-08-2022, 08:53 PM
Moust at 3rd is going to produce a lot of those plays

podgejeff_
04-08-2022, 08:53 PM
Whoever said it up top was right, that changeup will work.

Tom Servo
04-08-2022, 08:53 PM
This could get out of hand fast

Falls City Beer
04-08-2022, 08:54 PM
Moust at 3rd is going to produce a lot of those plays

Why is he in the field? It’s abundantly clear his defensive days are over.

Larkin Fan
04-08-2022, 08:54 PM
Didn't someone indignantly ask why Moose wasn't playing 3B last night?

KeefeCato
04-08-2022, 08:54 PM
This one might get ugly early. Another walk. 36 pitches.

NebraskaRed
04-08-2022, 08:54 PM
Yikes

coryfly
04-08-2022, 08:55 PM
I don't really know what Moose offers anymore but it doesn't really matter if the pitcher can't throw strikes.

Tom Servo
04-08-2022, 08:55 PM
Feel for Reiver, it’s a tough enough assignment without the ump squeezing and the Moose at 3B

SomeCallMeTim
04-08-2022, 08:55 PM
Why is he in the field? Itís abundantly clear his defensive days are over.

Apparently there are $16M reasons whyÖ

But yes, I agree.

CySeymour
04-08-2022, 08:55 PM
Is someone warming up?

TheBigLebowski
04-08-2022, 08:55 PM
This might be over quickly

redsfan9988
04-08-2022, 08:55 PM
Maaaaan I’m thinking about going to Hoffman here… Morton is nasty and has thrown like 4 pitches…

kaldaniels
04-08-2022, 08:55 PM
I’m partial to “NL” style baseball so while no I don’t “enjoy” watching pitchers bat it’s brutal to see pitchers have to go around the order without that pitcher AB, a “get of of jail free” card, if you will.

TheBigLebowski
04-08-2022, 08:56 PM
Why is he in the field? It’s abundantly clear his defensive days are over.

I’m the wrong person to ask

KeefeCato
04-08-2022, 08:56 PM
Sanmartin nor Gutierrez have a out pitch.

redsfan9988
04-08-2022, 08:56 PM
Jaker with the first of many “dive - come up empty” this year.

NebraskaRed
04-08-2022, 08:56 PM
An out!

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Is there a tornado coming to Atlanta?

RedTeamGo!
04-08-2022, 08:57 PM
Just got kids to bed…..wait, how many walks???…..welp, gonna be a FIFA night

podgejeff_
04-08-2022, 08:57 PM
Nice wheels out there Senzel.

Please don't be injured.

Falls City Beer
04-08-2022, 08:58 PM
Though to be fair to Moose Sanmartin looks like a typical Reds AAAA pitcher shoehorned into a starter’s role. My guess is that Gray would not have walked em loaded.

Mitri
04-08-2022, 08:58 PM
Nice play Senzel!

Larkin Fan
04-08-2022, 08:58 PM
I have to admit that I hold my breath every time Senzel makes a catch like that.

RedTeamGo!
04-08-2022, 08:58 PM
Did anyone else happen to look at the Oakland A’s lineup today? Wowzer

KeefeCato
04-08-2022, 08:58 PM
Senzel is good in CF but you just hold your breath every time he dives.

TheBigLebowski
04-08-2022, 08:59 PM
Great play

KeefeCato
04-08-2022, 08:59 PM
Did anyone else happen to look at the Oakland A’s lineup today? Wowzer

Looks like a AAA lineup at best.

Mitri
04-08-2022, 08:59 PM
Though to be fair to Moose Sanmartin looks like a typical Reds AAAA pitcher shoehorned into a starter’s role. My guess is that Gray would not have walked em loaded.

This team with Gray would probably win the Central.

Ron Gant
04-08-2022, 08:59 PM
Quadruple play....neat.

RedTeamGo!
04-08-2022, 08:59 PM
Though to be fair to Moose Sanmartin looks like a typical Reds AAAA pitcher shoehorned into a starter’s role. My guess is that Gray would not have walked em loaded.

Sanmartin will be out of the rotation as soon as Minor or Castillo are ready.

As an aside: I missed you in the game thread last night…..how weeeeeirrrrdd

kaldaniels
04-08-2022, 08:59 PM
Though to be fair to Moose Sanmartin looks like a typical Reds AAAA pitcher shoehorned into a starter’s role. My guess is that Gray would not have walked em loaded.

When Reiver Sanmartin and Vlad G. are your #2 and #3 starters to begin the year, I imagine you will be a last place team more often than not.

redsfan9988
04-08-2022, 09:00 PM
I don’t know what the outcome will be here - but I hope Charlie Morton gets ejected…

RedTeamGo!
04-08-2022, 09:00 PM
Looks like a AAA lineup at best.

I was just expecting a bunch of prospects. It’s flat out all minor league free agent types. All the players are like 28-31 years old. It’s truly bizarre.

podgejeff_
04-08-2022, 09:01 PM
I don’t know what the outcome will be here - but I hope Charlie Morton gets ejected…

While we're at it, we might as well fine Clint Hurdle.

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I was just expecting a bunch of prospects. It’s flat out all minor league free agent types. All the players are like 28-31 years old. It’s truly bizarre.

The A's have found the new market inefficiency: AAAA players.

Ron Gant
04-08-2022, 09:01 PM
It's adorable how much the MLB really tries lol.

SomeCallMeTim
04-08-2022, 09:02 PM
Is is

This this

Thing thing

On on

redsfan9988
04-08-2022, 09:02 PM
Automatic… first down!

TheBigLebowski
04-08-2022, 09:02 PM
Makes no sense.

NebraskaRed
04-08-2022, 09:03 PM
Getting out of that with "only" 2 runs scored is a victory

Falls City Beer
04-08-2022, 09:03 PM
Sanmartin will be out of the rotation as soon as Minor or Castillo are ready.

As an aside: I missed you in the game thread last night…..how weeeeeirrrrdd

I’m kinda inconsistent in game threads tbh

RedTeamGo!
04-08-2022, 09:03 PM
Lol and then Sanmartin k’s Olsen

podgejeff_
04-08-2022, 09:03 PM
NebraskaRed's edible is either also affecting me, or the broadcast turned down the crowd noise mic to stop the echo that was happening.

RedTeamGo!
04-08-2022, 09:04 PM
I’m kinda inconsistent in game threads tbh

For sure, you make appearances when they are losing and disappear when they are winning. Just an observation.

NebraskaRed
04-08-2022, 09:04 PM
Lol and then Sanmartin k’s Olsen

Bell turned him off and turned him back on again during that break.

Mitri
04-08-2022, 09:05 PM
That replay threw their momentum off. Excellent glovework by Senzel. Moose, not so much.

Coopdaddy67
04-08-2022, 09:05 PM
Sanmartin is an interesting arm that could develop into a decent backend SP.

Needs to do a better job attacking the strikezone when the umpire is pinching him, but I like the velocity variance.

RedTeamGo!
04-08-2022, 09:05 PM
Bell turned him off and turned him back on again during that break.

Great show lol

Cop-A-Freel
04-08-2022, 09:05 PM
Can someone educate me? Why Pham in the 3 hole? Serious question. Experience?

TheBigLebowski
04-08-2022, 09:05 PM
I think Sanmartin, at the very least, is a good bullpen piece. Not writing him off as a starter based on that inning. He’s got one + pitch; possibly 2. Easy delivery, seems to be a cool customer on the mound.

Falls City Beer
04-08-2022, 09:06 PM
This team with Gray would probably win the Central.

Hard to say, but it would be a lot more hopeful. But you know it’s *very* important that the payroll is 100 million instead of 115 or whatever.

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For sure, you make appearances when they are losing and disappear when they are winning. Just an observation.
I showed up here before a run scored, Herr Meister.

RedTeamGo!
04-08-2022, 09:08 PM
I think Sanmartin, at the very least, is a good bullpen piece. Not writing him off as a starter based on that inning. He’s got one + pitch; possibly 2. Easy delivery, seems to be a cool customer on the mound.

I agree, he’s not a AAAA guy like FCB is saying. He’s a 25 year old lefty with some stuff. Most likely he ends up as a LHP out of the pen, but he’s got a chance to be a BOR starter. I think he will carve a decent mlb career out.

Ron Gant
04-08-2022, 09:08 PM
Are we the only team in baseball whose third baseman has man-boobs?

redsfan9988
04-08-2022, 09:08 PM
Did the umpiring crew demand that K-zone be turned off?

wally post
04-08-2022, 09:08 PM
Moose is embarrassing regarding every aspect of his job.

KeefeCato
04-08-2022, 09:08 PM
Though 1 game and 1 AB Moose still looks lost at the plate. He did hit well in spring. They really need him to bounce back and have a solid year.

mbgrayson
04-08-2022, 09:09 PM
I'm confused on why the Senzel catch last inning wasn't a double play. The Braves runner on first went to second and was tagged out by India. The Braves had two runners at second, with the batter Albies at first....That should have been a second out....

redsfan9988
04-08-2022, 09:09 PM
I agree, he’s not a AAAA guy like FCB is saying. He’s a 25 year old lefty with some stuff. Most likely he ends up as a LHP out of the pen, but he’s got a chance to be a BOR starter. I think he will carve a decent mlb career out.

He needs to add some velo. His change up is legit - but it will play way better off of 92 than off of 89. If he’s going to hang as a SP, he’ll need to refine the slider a bit as well. Maybe he can add a cutter?

Falls City Beer
04-08-2022, 09:10 PM
I agree, he’s not a AAAA guy like FCB is saying. He’s a 25 year old lefty with some stuff. Most likely he ends up as a LHP out of the pen, but he’s got a chance to be a BOR starter. I think he will carve a decent mlb career out.

Well I did say he was being shoehorned into a starters role. And he shouldn’t be. Gray should be making this start.

RedTeamGo!
04-08-2022, 09:10 PM
Are we the only team in baseball whose third baseman has man-boobs?

Ha, no, Jose Ramirez, the best 3B in baseball has some nice jugs

Ron Gant
04-08-2022, 09:10 PM
Man, Morton is annoying.

RedTeamGo!
04-08-2022, 09:10 PM
Well I did say he was being shoehorned into a starters role. And he shouldn’t be. Gray should be making this start.

Actually, Mahle should be making this start after Castillo yesterday.

KeefeCato
04-08-2022, 09:11 PM
Can someone educate me? Why Pham in the 3 hole? Serious question. Experience?
His track record says he is one of the better hitters they have.
Would be my guess.

NebraskaRed
04-08-2022, 09:11 PM
There seems to be more people in attendance tonight than last night. Lower ticket prices?

Well, and it's Friday

TheBigLebowski
04-08-2022, 09:11 PM
Jake Fraley, 4x repeat and current Tyler Childers look-a-like Champion.

TheBigLebowski
04-08-2022, 09:12 PM
I'm confused on why the Senzel catch last inning wasn't a double play. The Braves runner on first went to second and was tagged out by India. The Braves had two runners at second, with the batter Albies at first....That should have been a second out....

Because the umps did not call it an out, the runners proceeded as if it was in play.

Ron Gant
04-08-2022, 09:12 PM
Swanson is hell bent on getting Ozuna to eventually fight him tonight.

Falls City Beer
04-08-2022, 09:12 PM
Actually, Mahle should be making this start after Castillo yesterday.

But since Castillo is injured and the Reds wanted to ďsaveĒ $10 million, weíre treated to Reiver Sanmartin.

kaldaniels
04-08-2022, 09:12 PM
Occam’s Razor take.

We (I’d conservatively say at least 75 percent of us on here, myself included) didn’t know who Sanmartin was before last September.

He comes up, pitches twice against the Pirates. Box score seems alright but he had a (edit 1.20) WHIP in those games.

I don’t think he is going to cut it. Could be wrong, it’s baseball, you can always be wrong.

podgejeff_
04-08-2022, 09:12 PM
So how long into the season before they stop talking about Pitchcom revolutionizing the game?

TheBigLebowski
04-08-2022, 09:13 PM
No one made decent contact the first time through the order. Morton is on tonight, unfortunately.

TheBigLebowski
04-08-2022, 09:14 PM
Occam’s Razor take.

We (I’d conservatively say at least 75 percent of us on here, myself included) didn’t know who Sanmartin was before last September.

He comes up, pitches twice against the Pirates. Box score seems alright but he had a 1.46 WHIP in those games.

I don’t think he is going to cut it. Could be wrong, it’s baseball, you can always be wrong.

Anyone here going to scream “Small Sample Size!” or should I do it?

NebraskaRed
04-08-2022, 09:15 PM
So how long into the season before they stop talking about Pitchcom revolutionizing the game?

Wait until the Reds crew discover the 150 dollar hamburger

Ron Gant
04-08-2022, 09:16 PM
Sanny gives up a walk? Weird.

redsfan9988
04-08-2022, 09:16 PM
Occam’s Razor take.

We (I’d conservatively say at least 75 percent of us on here, myself included) didn’t know who Sanmartin was before last September.

He comes up, pitches twice against the Pirates. Box score seems alright but he had a 1.46 WHIP in those games.

I don’t think he is going to cut it. Could be wrong, it’s baseball, you can always be wrong.

He had exceptional control in the minors… I just think 89mph isn’t enough - even with a deceptive delivery. He either needs to add a bit to the fastball, get his slider to “plus,” or develop another pitch. He doesn’t quite have enough. He can be a LR or MR with his current arsenal

Red Raindog
04-08-2022, 09:16 PM
This strike zone is getting frustrating


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KeefeCato
04-08-2022, 09:16 PM
Bell needs to go get Sanmartin now.

kaldaniels
04-08-2022, 09:16 PM
Anyone here going to scream “Small Sample Size!” or should I do it?

Give me a big sample size that shows he is fit for MLB. Or your scouting on TV take. I don’t see it.

redsfan9988
04-08-2022, 09:17 PM
Man they’re squeezing this guy.

TheBigLebowski
04-08-2022, 09:17 PM
Also giving RSM a break tonight due to this baffling ordeal of a strike zone.

Larkin Fan
04-08-2022, 09:17 PM
New inning and Sanmartin is back in peril.

kaldaniels
04-08-2022, 09:18 PM
He had exceptional control in the minorsÖ I just think 89mph isnít enough - even with a deceptive delivery. He either needs to add a bit to the fastball, get his slider to ďplus,Ē or develop another pitch. He doesnít quite have enough. He can be a LR or MR with his current arsenal

2.5 BB per 9 the past few years is exceptional control?

Falls City Beer
04-08-2022, 09:18 PM
The thing about giving away MLB starters is you get Fridays with Reiver instead.

I know Iím ready to buy my ticket package, Phil!

TheBigLebowski
04-08-2022, 09:19 PM
Give me a big sample size that shows he is fit for MLB. Or your scouting on TV take. I don’t see it.

I can’t give you a large sample size. That’s my point. And if you want my scouting report, look on the previous page.

I was joking about the SSS thing anyway. Very common mantra here. I can’t argue too much if you think RSM isn’t going to make it.

redsfan9988
04-08-2022, 09:19 PM
Body language for Reiver starting to get negative… I think this might be a wrap…

NebraskaRed
04-08-2022, 09:19 PM
Well, at least the Reds won last night

Larkin Fan
04-08-2022, 09:19 PM
That was nearly a three run knock by Duvall.

Smjjaz
04-08-2022, 09:19 PM
Getting squeezed and now getting shelled. This kid should be in AAA

redsfan9988
04-08-2022, 09:19 PM
2.5 BB per 9 the past few years is exceptional control?

Granted the “exceptional” was earlier on… 2.5 is still pretty solid.

JCM11
04-08-2022, 09:20 PM
Lodolo should've started this game. San Martin and his 87 mph fastball aren't going to get it done.

Ron Gant
04-08-2022, 09:21 PM
Did the lights just go out?

kaldaniels
04-08-2022, 09:21 PM
I don’t know you guys. I’ve seen a lot of baseball and I am wrong often.

But I don’t see it in Reiver.

I want to see it. I’d love to see it. But I just don’t.

TheBigLebowski
04-08-2022, 09:22 PM
Lodolo should've started this game. San Martin and his 87 mph fastball aren't going to get it done.

He hits 88-91. Velocity won’t be his downfall if he never makes it here. Command will be. He’s got to locate that change and slider. He didn’t do that tonight.

redsfan9988
04-08-2022, 09:22 PM
Did the lights just go out?

That’s the night that the lights went out in Georgia…

Falls City Beer
04-08-2022, 09:23 PM
I donít know you guys. Iíve seen a lot of baseball and I am wrong often.

But I donít see it in Reiver.

I want to see it. Iíd love to see it. But I just donít.

Youíre not missing a thing. Youíre seeing the direct result of cutting payroll arbitrarily and stupidly.

SomeCallMeTim
04-08-2022, 09:23 PM
Did the lights just go out?

In Georgia?

Wasnít there a song about that?

SomeCallMeTim
04-08-2022, 09:24 PM
Thatís the night that the lights went out in GeorgiaÖ

Beat me to it! [emoji1787][emoji1787][emoji1787]

NebraskaRed
04-08-2022, 09:25 PM
And that's a wrap

TheBigLebowski
04-08-2022, 09:25 PM
You’re not missing a thing. You’re seeing the direct result of cutting payroll arbitrarily and stupidly.

You’re seeing the result of injury. RSM wouldn’t be here if Castillo was healthy.

You’re seeing Minor (when he pitches) as a result of arbitrary, goofy decisions.

Larkin Fan
04-08-2022, 09:25 PM
Well, this is getting ugly.

dakota42
04-08-2022, 09:26 PM
I'm afraid this is going to be a long season.

kaldaniels
04-08-2022, 09:26 PM
From Sammartin to Hoffmann.

No words.

(It’s a mop up game at this point so whatever but I’m no fan of Hoffmann either as I’ve made it known)

JCM11
04-08-2022, 09:26 PM
Terrible baseball you have to throw that where Votto can cut it off.

redsfan9988
04-08-2022, 09:26 PM
I'm afraid this is going to be a long season.

A long game anyways…

Smjjaz
04-08-2022, 09:26 PM
Might be time to,go,watch the new Ghostbusters Blu-ray

TheBigLebowski
04-08-2022, 09:26 PM
Now Hoffman? That’s a guy who has a gigantic sample size, begging teams to realize he’s bad. Reds refuse to get the message.

NebraskaRed
04-08-2022, 09:27 PM
It's a double whammy: a terrible game and a slow one to boot

SomeCallMeTim
04-08-2022, 09:27 PM
Did the lights just go out?

I think the lights just went out metaphoically speaking on the Reds chances of victory.

Falls City Beer
04-08-2022, 09:28 PM
You’re seeing the result of injury. RSM wouldn’t be here if Castillo was healthy.

You’re seeing Minor (when he pitches) as a result of arbitrary, goofy decisions.

The point is pretty simple: Dump MLB players and don’t replace them, you get rushed and miscast minor leaguers. You’ve followed the Reds for a couple decades, right?

BCubb2003
04-08-2022, 09:28 PM
This must be what the Braves felt like yesterday.

kaldaniels
04-08-2022, 09:29 PM
It's a double whammy: a terrible game and a slow one to boot

With all these new rules coming and going - shift banning, ghost runners, 7 inning DH etc…I’d be fine with MLB saying “what the hell let’s toy around with a mercy rule.”

JFLegal
04-08-2022, 09:29 PM
i know it's due to injuries to castillo & minor. but if reiver sanmartin is your #2 starter ... that's a huge problem

RedTeamGo!
04-08-2022, 09:29 PM
Minor will be ready by mid April and Castillo will be ready by late April. Sanmartin is going get 1, maybe 2 more starts. It’s really not a big deal, folks

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i know it's due to injuries to castillo & minor. but if reiver sanmartin is your #2 starter ... that's a huge problem

He’s literally not the #2 starter

JFLegal
04-08-2022, 09:30 PM
how is jeff hoffman on an MLB roster? serious question

Falls City Beer
04-08-2022, 09:30 PM
And Sanmartin will get another start because of course he was “squeezed” and not bad.

Ironman92
04-08-2022, 09:30 PM
The Champs are awake tonight

JFLegal
04-08-2022, 09:30 PM
Minor will be ready by mid April and Castillo will be ready by late April. Sanmartin is going get 1, maybe 2 more starts. It’s really not a big deal, folks

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He’s literally not the #2 starter

did you not read the first few words?

redsfan9988
04-08-2022, 09:30 PM
Bring back Alex Blandino!

NatiRedGals
04-08-2022, 09:31 PM
Minor will be ready by mid April and Castillo will be ready by late April. Sanmartin is going get 1, maybe 2 more starts. Itís really not a big deal, folks

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Hoffman is not good don't have a issue with taking him out have a issue when game is 3 runs and in reach you bring hoffman in

Heís literally not the #2 starter

Strikes Out Looking
04-08-2022, 09:31 PM
Minor will be ready by mid April and Castillo will be ready by late April. Sanmartin is going get 1, maybe 2 more starts. It’s really not a big deal, folks

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He’s literally not the #2 starter

If you are banking on those 2 coming back healthy and none of the Reds other starters not getting hurt the rest of the season, well, there is a bridge in Brooklyn that I'd like to offer to you.

kaldaniels
04-08-2022, 09:31 PM
Minor will be ready by mid April and Castillo will be ready by late April. Sanmartin is going get 1, maybe 2 more starts. It’s really not a big deal, folks.

I’ll kindly bet that he has more than 2 more starts by the ASB unless he blows himself up and out of the rotation.

NebraskaRed
04-08-2022, 09:31 PM
New strategy: make the inning last so long that Morton retires before it's over.

TheBigLebowski
04-08-2022, 09:31 PM
The point is pretty simple: Dump MLB players and don’t replace them, you get rushed and miscast minor leaguers. You’ve followed the Reds for a couple decades, right?

I’m no fan of our owner nor our FO. Boils my blood to think they spent what - close to 10 mil on a guy who stinks and was injured to boot (Minor) and another injured starter who was the 2nd piece of the Winker deal (Dunn).

Guy we got for Gray is finding a date for senior prom.

Smjjaz
04-08-2022, 09:32 PM
You gotta love when a manager gives up on a game down 3-0 in the 3rd. No other reason to bring in Hoffman. This guy should be selling insurance.

Coopdaddy67
04-08-2022, 09:32 PM
Moustakas double clutched that and cost them a run.

RedTeamGo!
04-08-2022, 09:33 PM
If you are banking on those 2 coming back healthy and none of the Reds other starters not getting hurt the rest of the season, well, there is a bridge in Brooklyn that I'd like to offer to you.

I didn’t think I had to put that disclaimer on my post. Injuries are Injuries. I would also assume by June Ashcraft or Williamson will be ready

JFLegal
04-08-2022, 09:33 PM
reds spent $7.5M on pham, $7.5M on minor & $4.5M on solano.

maybe could have just re-signed castellanos? 5/100 was good for him IMO.

Falls City Beer
04-08-2022, 09:33 PM
I didn’t think I had to put that disclaimer on my post. Injuries are Injuries. I would also assume by June Ashcraft or Williamson will be ready

Rushing those two? What could go wrong?!

kaldaniels
04-08-2022, 09:34 PM
I didn’t think I had to put that disclaimer on my post. Injuries are Injuries. I would also assume by June Ashcraft or Williamson will be ready

Trying to be reasonable here but that’s kinda a big part of the issue. I’m sorry but even if due to injury, you need a guy better than Reiver out there.

redsfan9988
04-08-2022, 09:34 PM
You gotta love when a manager gives up on a game down 3-0 in the 3rd. No other reason to bring in Hoffman. This guy should be selling insurance.

There’s 7 innings left…

RedTeamGo!
04-08-2022, 09:34 PM
Rushing those two? What could go wrong?!

Rushing? Ashcraft is at AAA and is 24 years old.

JFLegal
04-08-2022, 09:34 PM
You gotta love when a manager gives up on a game down 3-0 in the 3rd. No other reason to bring in Hoffman. This guy should be selling insurance.

he's still living on his prospect rankings. if he didn't have that pedigree and all we had was his results, he would be pitching in korea right now

NebraskaRed
04-08-2022, 09:34 PM
Charlie Morton by the time this inning ends

https://i.imgflip.com/4qxmx6.png

JFLegal
04-08-2022, 09:35 PM
nice catch by senzel.

now cut hoffman between innings, please

Coopdaddy67
04-08-2022, 09:35 PM
Great idea for the Reds to sign Billy Hamilton in the offseason!

coryfly
04-08-2022, 09:35 PM
Senzel made a nice catch without getting hurt so that's nice. Would be cool for him to stay healthy all year.

Ironman92
04-08-2022, 09:36 PM
Big play Nick

podgejeff_
04-08-2022, 09:36 PM
Watching Senzel play senzeltional defense scares the hell out of me.

Old school 1983
04-08-2022, 09:36 PM
There’s a huge difference between what San Martin is and the other young guys that will get a crack this year. If not for injuries he’d not be the rotation. Tonight sucks but San Martin likely has a one way ticket to AAA lined up in a week or so.

wally post
04-08-2022, 09:36 PM
RE: Moose. Put Friedl in CF and move Senzel to third base.

Strikes Out Looking
04-08-2022, 09:36 PM
Rushing those two? What could go wrong?!

IIRC, John Lamb, Finnegan and the other guy they got are now available for the Reds HOF.

Red Raindog
04-08-2022, 09:36 PM
Senzel makes the Reds game highlights with the running catches


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Larkin Fan
04-08-2022, 09:37 PM
Watching Senzel play senzeltional defense scares the hell out of me.

It affects my blood pressure.

TheBigLebowski
04-08-2022, 09:37 PM
You gotta love when a manager gives up on a game down 3-0 in the 3rd. No other reason to bring in Hoffman. This guy should be selling insurance.

To do that, you need to be able to close

kaldaniels
04-08-2022, 09:38 PM
There’s a huge difference between what San Martin is and the other young guys that will get a crack this year. If not for injuries he’d not be the rotation. Tonight sucks but San Martin likely has a one way ticket to AAA lined up in a week or so.

And you just think Vlad is gonna roll over and let Sammartin win the Worst on the Staff contest?

Reiver has a big lead in the clubhouse but it’s not over.

podgejeff_
04-08-2022, 09:38 PM
Matt Olson's last out has an xBA of .990.

99 out of 100 times that's a hit.

JFLegal
04-08-2022, 09:39 PM
Matt Olson's last out has an xBA of .990.

99 out of 100 times that's a hit.

i don't buy it. was a good catch. not some incredible catch. most MLB OFs make that play.

NebraskaRed
04-08-2022, 09:39 PM
With the way Morton is pitching, how much of a chance did the Reds have anyway?

Coopdaddy67
04-08-2022, 09:39 PM
RE: Moose. Put Friedl in CF and move Senzel to third base.

He's too valuable in CF right now.

podgejeff_
04-08-2022, 09:39 PM
i don't buy it

What it says on Savant. I wouldn't have either.

JFLegal
04-08-2022, 09:40 PM
With the way Morton is pitching, how much of a chance did the Reds have anyway?

true, if we're being glass half full, good night for the pitching to crap the bed (hoffman is always down for that).

Falls City Beer
04-08-2022, 09:40 PM
It’s still a no no, and this lineup is ripe for it.

JFLegal
04-08-2022, 09:40 PM
What it says on Savant. I wouldn't have either.

yeah, i'm just saying whatever metrics they are using are wrong. i see better than i read.

kaldaniels
04-08-2022, 09:40 PM
Relax a moment and enjoy this guys. It’s all we have tonight.

https://twitter.com/cammillerfilms/status/1512550492169285634?s=21&t=N70yMdMp_EjSoXZZDRlvUA

JFLegal
04-08-2022, 09:41 PM
It’s still a no no, and this lineup is ripe for it.

it's the fourth inning. no way it will be a no no

Falls City Beer
04-08-2022, 09:43 PM
it's the fourth inning. no way it will be a no no

You’re probably right. They’re still rare. But if there’s any lineup ready to serve one up it’s this one. They’re bad.

JCM11
04-08-2022, 09:43 PM
I'm just watching to see if we can break up the no hitter at this point.

NebraskaRed
04-08-2022, 09:43 PM
We'll always have yesterday's game. Remember the hamburger? Remember Votto's in-game interview?

Gandalf the Red
04-08-2022, 09:43 PM
You gotta love when a manager gives up on a game down 3-0 in the 3rd. No other reason to bring in Hoffman. This guy should be selling insurance.


Henceforth, he'll be known as Liberty Bibberty.

podgejeff_
04-08-2022, 09:44 PM
You guys are saying no no.

But you're forgetting about the current non-zero chance this is a perfect game.

gagliano
04-08-2022, 09:45 PM
Relax a moment and enjoy this guys. Itís all we have tonight.

https://twitter.com/cammillerfilms/status/1512550492169285634?s=21&t=N70yMdMp_EjSoXZZDRlvUA

At least it features the greatest stadiun in baseball

NatiRedGals
04-08-2022, 09:45 PM
With the way Morton is pitching, how much of a chance did the Reds have anyway?

I hope that's not your excuse as to why he brought in hoffman

JFLegal
04-08-2022, 09:47 PM
gonna be a looooooong summer. at least opening night was fun.