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Ron Madden
08-31-2022, 02:43 PM
Reds
1. Jonathan India (R) DH
2. Nick Senzel (R) CF
3. Kyle Farmer (R) 3B
4. Donovan Solano (R) 1B
5. Alejo Lopez (S) 2B
6. Stuart Fairchild (R) LF
7. Aristides Aquino (R) RF
8. Jose Barrero (R) SS
9. Chuckie Robinson (R) C
SP Mike Minor (L)


Cardinals
1. Tommy Edman (S) 2B
2. Dylan Carlson (S) CF
3. Paul Goldschmidt (R) 1B
4. Nolan Arenado (R) 3B
5. Albert Pujols (R) DH
6. Tyler O'Neill (R) LF
7. Paul DeJong (R) SS
8. Yadier Molina (R) C
9. Brendan Donovan (L) RF
SP Jose Quintana (L)

Fil3232
08-31-2022, 02:58 PM
Lopez hitting 5th? Sure!

Ron Madden
08-31-2022, 05:13 PM
The Cardinals lineup has been added to the original post

Tuff Nut
08-31-2022, 05:27 PM
Lopez hitting 5th? Sure!

He might be a flea, but he is batting .310....we have had way worse #5 hitters.

Tony Cloninger
08-31-2022, 05:56 PM
Enough with the matchups crap. Another over correction by the saber no matter what overtaking the game. If Fairchild was actually good then playing him over Friedl or Farley would be fine. He’s not. Neither is Senzel either at this point. Your losing. See what those 2 can do vs LH as much as possible.

Bell acts like he has the 1979-1983 Orioles roster at hand.

westofyou
08-31-2022, 06:45 PM
I like playing matchup ball myself, who wants to see a LH bat get eaten up by a LH?

Complaining about the Reds lineup is like complaining about the lack of healthy food at McDonalds. Everyone is suspect, might as well let everyone play like a bad little league team, even if half of them are Timmy Lupus

Tony Cloninger
08-31-2022, 06:59 PM
McDonalds breakfast and cafes are magnificent. Jack and The Box and their buttery Jack. Unbelievable.

If there were better options than Fairchild and Senzel of course. I want to see how these 2 handle LHP over a few months before it’s confirmed they flail against LHP.

Fil3232
08-31-2022, 07:28 PM
For the record, I’m not complaining about Lopez hitting 5th, I’m marveling at it like an ancient treasure.

Ron Madden
08-31-2022, 07:59 PM
No score after 1 inning

Ron Madden
08-31-2022, 08:02 PM
Joey Votto in the tv booth

Ron Madden
08-31-2022, 08:04 PM
Minor sits'em down on 7 pitches in the 2nd inning

Ron Madden
08-31-2022, 08:09 PM
Reds 0
Cards 0
after 2

Kingspoint
08-31-2022, 08:24 PM
Saurez just blasted his 6th HR over his last 12 games (batting .300 over that span). Saurez does not swing at that low-and-away pitch since he's come to Seattle. Team-wise, they simply do not do it, as both the hitters and pitchers control the strike zone in Seattle. It's part of that recipe that goes along with the prospects the REDS picked up from Seattle and other teams this season. I assume this is leading the team away from players like Aquino.

I assume that the REDS are saving Friedl for PH/Outfield replacement today to either win the game of save the game.

Oh, and that's the 6th time Eugenio has hit 25 or more homeruns in a season.

Ron Madden
08-31-2022, 08:26 PM
Good AB by Barrero

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India RBI Single !!!

Ron Madden
08-31-2022, 08:29 PM
Senzel RBI Single !!!

Kingspoint
08-31-2022, 08:30 PM
Senzel got the ball to the Outfield and he gets an RBI-Single.

Brilliant!

OldFashionedRed
08-31-2022, 08:30 PM
Joey's voice does not match what he looks like.

He'd make a good go-to chat for guys with stuff on their minds. He seems zen.

Kingspoint
08-31-2022, 08:31 PM
Enough with the matchups crap. Another over correction by the saber no matter what overtaking the game. If Fairchild was actually good then playing him over Friedl or Farley would be fine. He’s not. Neither is Senzel either at this point. Your losing. See what those 2 can do vs LH as much as possible.

Bell acts like he has the 1979-1983 Orioles roster at hand.

Friedl is OPS-ing over 1.000 versus LH's this season at the Major League level.

SomeCallMeTim
08-31-2022, 08:33 PM
Oh, and that's the 6th time Eugenio has hit 25 or more homeruns in a season.

Halfway to 50.

What is today?

Ron Madden
08-31-2022, 08:33 PM
Reds 2
Cards 0
end of 3

OldFashionedRed
08-31-2022, 08:33 PM
Was India running on contact there?

Kingspoint
08-31-2022, 08:34 PM
Halfway to 50.

What is today?

I don't know, but I believe he's also Top-10 in the AL in RBI's this season. Love the ex-REDS doing well.

OldFashionedRed
08-31-2022, 08:35 PM
I don't know, but I believe he's also Top-10 in the AL in RBI's this season. Love the ex-REDS doing well.

What's different what's he's doing there (being taught) versus what he was doing in Cincinnati? Here (it seemed like) he smiled his way through every strikeout.

Ron Madden
08-31-2022, 08:37 PM
What's different what's he's doing there (being taught) versus what he was doing in Cincinnati? Here he smiled his way through every strikeout.

He's still striking out and he's still hitting HRs and driving in runs

Kc61
08-31-2022, 08:38 PM
Enough with the matchups crap. Another over correction by the saber no matter what overtaking the game. If Fairchild was actually good then playing him over Friedl or Farley would be fine. He’s not. Neither is Senzel either at this point. Your losing. See what those 2 can do vs LH as much as possible.

Bell acts like he has the 1979-1983 Orioles roster at hand.

Left on left is the toughest matchup for a hitter. The stats show this every season.

In a small sample sometimes a player will have reverse splits, but they usually don’t hold up.

Bell is simply playing the percentages.

These basic percentages were known before Sabermetrics.

Ron Madden
08-31-2022, 08:42 PM
Arenado hits a 2 run HR. Tie ballgame 2-2

OldFashionedRed
08-31-2022, 08:42 PM
Maybe Joey could say something about Minor, haha.

757690
08-31-2022, 08:44 PM
Maybe Joey could say something about Minor, haha.

Yeah, I blame that two run HR on Joey for praising those two so much before it happened.

LeatherPants
08-31-2022, 08:45 PM
What's different what's he's doing there (being taught) versus what he was doing in Cincinnati? Here (it seemed like) he smiled his way through every strikeout.

Do you just not want players to have fun?

OldFashionedRed
08-31-2022, 08:48 PM
Do you just not want players to have fun?

I don't think it's as simple as having "more talent". I think culture and expectations and consequences for not meeting those expectations isn't what it needs to be here. Do you think it is? Have fun, but you're there to do your job successfully and win games. That's what most fans pay to see. Not guys all smiles yucking it up with the opponent while we get our pants beat off. If you're really looking for what I want, that's it. Let's hear what you're looking for in the team.

Ron Madden
08-31-2022, 08:48 PM
Nice play Barrero

SomeCallMeTim
08-31-2022, 08:52 PM
Alejo looks like he just got called up from Williamsport.

Roy Tucker
08-31-2022, 08:52 PM
Joey's voice does not match what he looks like.

He'd make a good go-to chat for guys with stuff on their minds. He seems zen.

When he is on the Bally post-game interview, he gets lobbed up softball questions but gives the answer a lot of thought and it usually is a very good answer. And honest too. Not baseball cliches.

Kingspoint
08-31-2022, 08:56 PM
What's different what's he's doing there (being taught) versus what he was doing in Cincinnati? Here (it seemed like) he smiled his way through every strikeout.

He's not swinging at the low-and-away pitches. He's much more patient. He's having fun. That's for sure.

Ron Madden
08-31-2022, 09:01 PM
Tied at 2 after 4 innings

OldFashionedRed
08-31-2022, 09:02 PM
"Jim". Those guys :laugh:

Mutaman
08-31-2022, 09:03 PM
Do you just not want players to have fun?

Giannis is probably the most fun loving, happy go lucky, lover of life, of any athlete I have ever seen. But not a happy camper when things go wrong.

Joeyjection19
08-31-2022, 09:21 PM
A baseball game broke out in the middle of this podcast.

Ron Madden
08-31-2022, 09:23 PM
Reds 2
Cards 2

end of the 5th

757690
08-31-2022, 09:23 PM
Joey’s knowledge and understanding of the game is almost a bit too much as a broadcaster. I find it fascinating, but also having trouble keeping up with everything he is explaining.

SomeCallMeTim
08-31-2022, 09:25 PM
Joey’s knowledge and understanding of the game is almost a bit too much as a broadcaster. I find it fascinating, but also having trouble keeping up with everything he is explaining.

https://media0.giphy.com/media/zhRA0okWxTGiu78uSk/giphy.gif

One day 75, hopefully we can achieve a level of such consciousness.

OldFashionedRed
08-31-2022, 09:26 PM
Which players does Larkin work with?

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Joey’s knowledge and understanding of the game is almost a bit too much as a broadcaster. I find it fascinating, but also having trouble keeping up with everything he is explaining.

Joey doesn't like baseball cliches, audiences are not accustomed to listening to brainiacs :D

Ron Madden
08-31-2022, 09:28 PM
Good play Farmer

OldFashionedRed
08-31-2022, 09:28 PM
Heady play by Farmer!

757690
08-31-2022, 09:31 PM
Tootblan by Arenado. I am still hoping for a Tootblan from the Cards normal RF’er so I can type a Tootblan by Nootbaar.

Ron Madden
08-31-2022, 09:33 PM
Bobby Nightengale
@nightengalejr

Nice heads-up play by third baseman Kyle Farmer, who caught Nolan Arenado trying to sneak up a base before he threw across the diamond. Farmer makes the tag for the out at third base.

Tadasimha
08-31-2022, 09:36 PM
Tootblan by Arenado. I am still hoping for a Tootblan from the Cards normal RF’er so I can type a Tootblan by Nootbaar.

Being this ready for a Nootblan is something I personally wouldn't admit to. :D

Ron Madden
08-31-2022, 09:40 PM
Aquino third hit of the game

OldFashionedRed
08-31-2022, 09:40 PM
Beautiful, beautiful swing by Aquino. Are we seeing him turn the corner? Could he finish with .600 OPS on the season?

Ron Madden
08-31-2022, 09:42 PM
Reds 2
Cards 2
after 6

VR
08-31-2022, 09:42 PM
The Twitter is saying AA is getting hits after his adjustment. Have announcers said what that was? Or just the shame of ED and Lark calling him out.


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OldFashionedRed
08-31-2022, 09:46 PM
The Twitter is saying AA is getting hits after his adjustment. Have announcers said what that was? Or just the shame of ED and Lark calling him out.


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Maybe he kept his eyes open?

Ron Madden
08-31-2022, 09:50 PM
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jfarrell04
08-31-2022, 09:51 PM
Howdy!

Strikes Out Looking
08-31-2022, 09:53 PM
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Well there is nothing more exciting than a team that has been out of the race since the second day of the season giving gifts to the two biggest villains before a game when said team has a bunch of AAA players making up the bulk of its lineup.

Roy Tucker
08-31-2022, 09:54 PM
Hey, I’m lurking.

Ron Madden
08-31-2022, 09:54 PM
BIG K

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Good Job Buck Farmer !!!

Strikes Out Looking
08-31-2022, 09:57 PM
I must say, Buck Farmer 3.0 seems to be doing pretty well. When will the clock strike midnight?

Kingspoint
08-31-2022, 09:57 PM
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I had to log off for my daily 5:38 p.m. phone call with my S.O.

Tadasimha
08-31-2022, 09:57 PM
Cardinals can get Bucked!

Kingspoint
08-31-2022, 09:58 PM
Well there is nothing more exciting than a team that has been out of the race since the second day of the season giving gifts to the two biggest villains before a game when said team has a bunch of AAA players making up the bulk of its lineup.

But, if Pujols gets hit by a pitch, it's always worth it.

Ron Madden
08-31-2022, 10:01 PM
Bobby Nightengale
@nightengalejr

Buck Farmer entered with two runners in scoring position and one out in a tie game.

He struck out Dylan Carlson and induced a groundout vs. Paul Goldschmidt.

Farmer has inherited 16 runners since rejoining Reds bullpen in July and three have scored.

durl
08-31-2022, 10:01 PM
India swung at a pitch that hit in front of the plate. Then made up for it with a single.

OldFashionedRed
08-31-2022, 10:02 PM
India up to .730 OPS

Kingspoint
08-31-2022, 10:02 PM
Four REDS with multiple hits so far,...three of them unexpected in Senzel, Fairchild and Aquino.

durl
08-31-2022, 10:02 PM
Nice grab by the ball boy.

SomeCallMeTim
08-31-2022, 10:02 PM
Snag!

OldFashionedRed
08-31-2022, 10:03 PM
Kid is a stud for the next month with that catch.

Tadasimha
08-31-2022, 10:04 PM
Park one in the seats, Kyle!

SomeCallMeTim
08-31-2022, 10:04 PM
Kid is a stud for the next month with that catch.

If he can hit, put him in center.

Ron Madden
08-31-2022, 10:07 PM
Tie ballgame 2-2 after 7 innings

OldFashionedRed
08-31-2022, 10:08 PM
What's going on with Farmer?

Ron Madden
08-31-2022, 10:10 PM
Oh Lord!

OldFashionedRed
08-31-2022, 10:11 PM
Cross your fingers!

SomeCallMeTim
08-31-2022, 10:12 PM
Missed it byyyyyyy that much.

OldFashionedRed
08-31-2022, 10:16 PM
Got Steroijols.out.

durl
08-31-2022, 10:16 PM
Okay...some may hate me for saying this: I love Votto but the TV coverage sounds like a sports talk radio station playing while I'm trying to watch the game.

OldFashionedRed
08-31-2022, 10:17 PM
Okay...some may hate me for saying this: I love Votto but the TV coverage sounds like a sports talk radio station playing while I'm trying to watch the game.

IMO the problem is that Votto speaks his mound, he's not into just saying something to say something. If you want him to comment on the game, he's going to get hated lol.

Strikes Out Looking
08-31-2022, 10:18 PM
Not that it matters, but I'm really disappointed in the Reds in making such a big deal about Molina/Pujols supposed last time in Cincy. I would've came out with a bat for fat albert and proceeded to whack him until all of his peds came out of all of his holes in his body. I guess that's why I wasn't asked.

Tony Cloninger
08-31-2022, 10:20 PM
Left on left is the toughest matchup for a hitter. The stats show this every season.

In a small sample sometimes a player will have reverse splits, but they usually don’t hold up.

Bell is simply playing the percentages.

These basic percentages were known before Sabermetrics.


When you’re losing a lot you can just use these matchups to see if a player can handle or how well he can adjust to Lefty-Lefty matchups. What have you got to lose at this point.

But sure as much as I blame over saber analysis I do remember Sparky Anderson playing Merv Rettenmund over Ken Griffey in 75 over tough LHP until he realized it didn’t matter and by 76 he was pretty much done with that.

Lou Pinella did it to Paul O more than a few times especially when he struggled in 1992 and along with FO figured he was not going to get much better.

And no I am not comparing the players. Just the situations.

OldFashionedRed
08-31-2022, 10:20 PM
Not that it matters, but I'm really disappointed in the Reds in making such a big deal about Molina/Pujols supposed last time in Cincy. I would've came out with a bat for fat albert and proceeded to whack him until all of his peds came out of all of his holes in his body. I guess that's why I wasn't asked.

How can Votto even hug that guy KNOWING that he was a cheater?

Ron Madden
08-31-2022, 10:21 PM
I used to mute Thom and Chris all the time and listen on radio while I watched the game but when Votto talks I want to listen

Kingspoint
08-31-2022, 10:21 PM
How can Votto even hug that guy KNOWING that he was a cheater?

They are on an economic level.

OldFashionedRed
08-31-2022, 10:22 PM
They are on an economic level.

I wouldn't be able to do it. I can't stand even looking at Albert.

Sassy Sal
08-31-2022, 10:22 PM
Okay...some may hate me for saying this: I love Votto but the TV coverage sounds like a sports talk radio station playing while I'm trying to watch the game.

I wouldn't suggest they make a habit of it. I'm sure he would go wherever they lead him, but he is a pretty interesting dude.

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08-31-2022, 10:23 PM
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Watching Reds baseball is like comedy. It’s very hard.

Strikes Out Looking
08-31-2022, 10:25 PM
Watching Reds baseball is like comedy. It’s very hard.

But where we gonna go?

SomeCallMeTim
08-31-2022, 10:25 PM
I wouldn't suggest they make a habit of it. I'm sure he would go wherever they lead him, but he is a pretty interesting dude.

https://media4.giphy.com/media/YlSPP8ZherIJRsaJoP/giphy.gif

OldFashionedRed
08-31-2022, 10:26 PM
ANOTHER snazzy grab by the ballboy!

Sassy Sal
08-31-2022, 10:27 PM
https://media4.giphy.com/media/YlSPP8ZherIJRsaJoP/giphy.gif

Well, like, that's just your opinion man...

Edit...or something like that :D

durl
08-31-2022, 10:27 PM
I wouldn't suggest they make a habit of it. I'm sure he would go wherever they lead him, but he is a pretty interesting dude.

I agree completely that he's interesting. I just find the game interesting, too.

Tony Cloninger
08-31-2022, 10:27 PM
But where we gonna go?

18727

OldFashionedRed
08-31-2022, 10:28 PM
A W E S O M E at-bat by Fairchild!

SomeCallMeTim
08-31-2022, 10:28 PM
Friedl for the win?

Kingspoint
08-31-2022, 10:29 PM
If you see the glass half-full...

https://www.mlb.com/gameday/orioles-vs-guardians/2022/08/31/662972#game_state=final,game_tab=videos,game=66297 2

Ron Madden
08-31-2022, 10:34 PM
Pick Off

Kingspoint
08-31-2022, 10:34 PM
So, Friedl leads off next inning if they put him in the Outfield.

Good plan to send Fairchild on an 0-2 count.

OldFashionedRed
08-31-2022, 10:35 PM
Joey wanted to say something regarding Fairchild and the run-down. I like the kid.

Tony Cloninger
08-31-2022, 10:36 PM
Well one thing that does not change no matter who plays. Bad base running excused as aggressive.

Ron Madden
08-31-2022, 10:37 PM
9th inning tied 2-2 Diaz on the mound for the Reds

SomeCallMeTim
08-31-2022, 10:37 PM
Nootbaar needs to have his own candy bar.

OldFashionedRed
08-31-2022, 10:38 PM
Diaz is wild.

durl
08-31-2022, 10:39 PM
Diaz is wild.

Is it just me or is he more wild in the 9th than he was in middle-relief?

Kingspoint
08-31-2022, 10:42 PM
Nice pitching performance by the REDS' staff tonight.

(knock on wood).

Ron Madden
08-31-2022, 10:42 PM
Looked like the throw was there he didn't tag him

OldFashionedRed
08-31-2022, 10:42 PM
Lopez COMPLETELY missed the tag, lol. Larkin is right.

Strikes Out Looking
08-31-2022, 10:43 PM
Molina looks like he has false teeth. He's got one ugly mug.

durl
08-31-2022, 10:43 PM
Looked like the throw was there he didn't tag him

If he would've left his glove down, he may have had him.

Roy Tucker
08-31-2022, 10:45 PM
Tat boy Yadi out.

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Nootbaar needs some omlauts.

OldFashionedRed
08-31-2022, 10:47 PM
Molina looks like he has false teeth. He's got one ugly mug.

He got them from Albert. Albert got Yadier to show him secret to looking younger.

Ron Madden
08-31-2022, 10:47 PM
Good job getting outta the inning

Kingspoint
08-31-2022, 10:47 PM
Wild?

Just settin' 'em up.

OldFashionedRed
08-31-2022, 10:48 PM
Let's end this, Friedl!

OldFashionedRed
08-31-2022, 10:50 PM
Wild?

Just settin' 'em up.

I'll go with the talking heads on that one. A leadoff walk makes you "wild" in that moment. Otherwise there'd be no point on commentary :D

durl
08-31-2022, 10:50 PM
Friedl with an AWESOME bunt!

Ron Madden
08-31-2022, 10:50 PM
Bunt base hit for Friedl

Tadasimha
08-31-2022, 10:51 PM
Walk these birds off outa here!

Roy Tucker
08-31-2022, 10:51 PM
Scrappy

Kingspoint
08-31-2022, 10:51 PM
Bunt base hit for Friedl

He did that a game or two ago when they tried cheating on him with a shift. Dude has some Ichiro in him.

Kingspoint
08-31-2022, 10:54 PM
Barrero battling!

Kingspoint
08-31-2022, 10:56 PM
REDS' pitchers have held the Cardinals to 0-8 w/ RISP tonight.

Ron Madden
08-31-2022, 10:57 PM
Dang!!! Thought that was gone

Red Raindog
08-31-2022, 10:57 PM
Dang

For a moment……


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Kingspoint
08-31-2022, 10:57 PM
What a great Plate Appearance by Barerro!

kaldaniels
08-31-2022, 10:57 PM
Watching on mute. Up yours cameraman.

OldFashionedRed
08-31-2022, 10:57 PM
How many of us thought that was gone :laugh:

Red Raindog
08-31-2022, 10:57 PM
Watching on mute. Up yours cameraman.

Same


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mhs95_06
08-31-2022, 10:58 PM
Barrero not only has had trouble identifying pitches as they approach home plate, now he has trouble identifying the bunt sign from the 3rd base coach!

SomeCallMeTim
08-31-2022, 10:58 PM
How many of us thought that was gone :laugh:

https://media4.giphy.com/media/VStxBrCyssRPO/giphy.gif

OldFashionedRed
08-31-2022, 10:59 PM
https://media4.giphy.com/media/VStxBrCyssRPO/giphy.gif

My dumb ass yelled and started clapping, woke my husband up. Do I feel like an idiot.

Red Raindog
08-31-2022, 10:59 PM
That was one bad AB Fraley


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Roy Tucker
08-31-2022, 11:00 PM
Barrero not only has had trouble identifying pitches as they approach home plate, now he has trouble identifying the bunt sign from the 3rd base coach!

I thought that was funny. Even I said “well, that’s bunts off, swing away dummy”.

kaldaniels
08-31-2022, 11:01 PM
My dumb ass yelled and started clapping, woke my husband up. Do I feel like an idiot.

They zoomed in on the damn upper deck as it was in the air.

Kingspoint
08-31-2022, 11:04 PM
Brilliant!

Bring in a relief pitcher to move the game-winning run to 2nd Base.

.....which sets everything up for.....

Senzel!

Ooops...forgot he was replaced.

Ron Madden
08-31-2022, 11:04 PM
India walks winning run on 2B!

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Extra innings

Red Raindog
08-31-2022, 11:06 PM
Brilliant!

Bring in a relief pitcher to move the game-winning run to 2nd Base.

.....which sets everything up for.....

Senzel!

Ooops...forgot he was replaced.

Or Romine

Oh well


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Kingspoint
08-31-2022, 11:06 PM
Senzel!

Ooops...forgot he was replaced.

Same results (but to be fair, not tonight as Senzel has had two hits with the ball actually reaching the Outfield).

Big Klu
08-31-2022, 11:07 PM
When you’re losing a lot you can just use these matchups to see if a player can handle or how well he can adjust to Lefty-Lefty matchups. What have you got to lose at this point.

But sure as much as I blame over saber analysis I do remember Sparky Anderson playing Merv Rettenmund over Ken Griffey in 75 over tough LHP until he realized it didn’t matter and by 76 he was pretty much done with that.

Lou Pinella did it to Paul O more than a few times especially when he struggled in 1992 and along with FO figured he was not going to get much better.

And no I am not comparing the players. Just the situations.

I like Paul O'Neill as much as anyone -- he was a good (not great) player for the Reds, but in 1992 he had just completed his age 29 season in Cincinnati, and had never shown anything to lead one to believe that he would ever hit LHP with any consistency.

vs. LHP
1985 (age 22): did not face LHP in 5 games
1986 (age 23): did not face LHP in 3 games
1987 (age 24): .091/.167/.182/.349 (12 PA's)
1988 (age 25): .233/.272/.349/.621 (95 PA's)
1989 (age 26): .178/.246/.303/.548 (167 PA's)
1990 (age 27): .259/.310/.406/.716 (159 PA's)
1991 (age 28): .201/.254/.308/.562 (181 PA's)
1992 (age 29): .225/.279/.295/.574 (193 PA's)

Kudos to Paulie for turning around his career at age 30 in the Bronx, but there was no reason to believe that he was ever going to be anything other than who he already was.

757690
08-31-2022, 11:08 PM
Time for spookyball with ghosts as runners.

kaldaniels
08-31-2022, 11:09 PM
I missed SanMartin’s blowup the other week…so my powder is dry…

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Time for spookyball with ghosts as runners.

Joey gave a reasoned response to the idea from the players’ view earlier. I appreciated that.

Big Klu
08-31-2022, 11:11 PM
Tat boy Yadi out.

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Nootbaar needs some omlauts.

Nöötbäär?

Or maybe Nøøtbåår?

Ron Madden
08-31-2022, 11:11 PM
I missed SanMartin’s blowup the other week…so my powder is dry…

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Joey gave a reasoned response to the idea from the players’ view earlier. I appreciated that.

He's done a good job coming out of the bullpen

OldFashionedRed
08-31-2022, 11:12 PM
I like Paul O'Neill as much as anyone -- he was a good (not great) player for the Reds, but in 1992 he had just completed his age 29 season in Cincinnati, and had never shown anything to lead one to believe that he would ever hit LHP with any consistency.

vs. LHP
1985 (age 22): did not face LHP in 5 games
1986 (age 23): did not face LHP in 3 games
1987 (age 24): .091/.167/.182/.349 (12 PA's)
1988 (age 25): .233/.272/.349/.621 (95 PA's)
1989 (age 26): .178/.246/.303/.548 (167 PA's)
1990 (age 27): .259/.310/.406/.716 (159 PA's)
1991 (age 28): .201/.254/.308/.562 (181 PA's)
1992 (age 29): .225/.279/.295/.574 (193 PA's)

Kudos to Paulie for turning around his career at age 30 in the Bronx, but there was no reason to believe that he was ever going to be anything other than who he already was.

O'Neil also had great years when steroids were running rampant. No doubt in my mind, given his jump in numbers during that time, and his outbursts, that he was using.

Ron Madden
08-31-2022, 11:13 PM
Man that was close

Roy Tucker
08-31-2022, 11:14 PM
Missed call.

kaldaniels
08-31-2022, 11:14 PM
He's done a good job coming out of the bullpen

First half ERA 7.78
Second half ERA 5.56

That’s life as a reliever. You can hide the numbers due to tiny outings at times. But it all comes out in the wash.

Roy Tucker
08-31-2022, 11:15 PM
I’d rather they walk Goldschmidt than give him something to hit.

Tom Servo
08-31-2022, 11:16 PM
Nootbaar needs some omlauts.
When I first saw that name I thought that he must somehow be part Mongolian since those are the names I see most with the "aa". I thought Dutch names were more like "Van Der Sloot".

kaldaniels
08-31-2022, 11:16 PM
Well done Reiver.

OldFashionedRed
08-31-2022, 11:16 PM
Great job by Sanmartin to get out of that jam!

Roy Tucker
08-31-2022, 11:17 PM
6-4-3, a pitchers best friend.

Kingspoint
08-31-2022, 11:17 PM
The REDS' great pitching continues tonight.

Cards now 0-10 w/ RISP.

Ron Madden
08-31-2022, 11:17 PM
First half ERA 7.78
Second half ERA 5.56

That’s life as a reliever. You can hide the numbers due to tiny outings at times. But it all comes out in the wash.

Yeah but one bad inning can destroy a relievers era for months.

Reds turn two to get outta the inning

Kingspoint
08-31-2022, 11:17 PM
When I first saw that name I thought that he must somehow be part Mongolian since those are the names I see most with the "aa". I thought Dutch names were more like "Van Der Sloot".

A lot of "aa" followed by "dt" for the Dutch.

SomeCallMeTim
08-31-2022, 11:18 PM
Time give a proper buh-bye to Yadi and Pujols.

Roy Tucker
08-31-2022, 11:19 PM
When I first saw that name I thought that he must somehow be part Mongolian since those are the names I see most with the "aa". I thought Dutch names were more like "Van Der Sloot".

Lars Taylor Tatsuji Nootbaar. From California.

That’s quite the handle.

OldFashionedRed
08-31-2022, 11:19 PM
I wish Farmer would stop the whining. He's been doing it all night. Taking so many strikes. Is it pressure from Barrerro , Solano and Lopez?

Kc61
08-31-2022, 11:19 PM
First half ERA 7.78
Second half ERA 5.56

That’s life as a reliever. You can hide the numbers due to tiny outings at times. But it all comes out in the wash.

Reiver has good peripherals as a reliever and throws ground balls.

His ERA is largely due to homers. He’s a GB guy so I’d guess the HR rate is inflated.

Cautiously optimistic about him. Nice job there.

Kingspoint
08-31-2022, 11:20 PM
REDS have only struck out 4 times tonight.

3 of them by Farmer.

mhs95_06
08-31-2022, 11:21 PM
Bad situational hitting by Farmer! Go oppo and get the runner to 3rd.

Kingspoint
08-31-2022, 11:22 PM
With Solano's hitless effort tonight, the REDS no longer have a players OPS-ing .800+ tonight....

...unless Solano gets on base here.

durl
08-31-2022, 11:23 PM
Call me crazy but I think I would've let Fairchild bat. It'll either be an out or a HR.

Roy Tucker
08-31-2022, 11:24 PM
Hearing the cheers and claps for the Cardinals reminded me. My girls and families were in town and we hit the Aquarium yesterday and zoo today. Lots of Cardinal jerseys spotted. Spend your money here folks.

757690
08-31-2022, 11:24 PM
First half ERA 7.78
Second half ERA 5.56

That’s life as a reliever. You can hide the numbers due to tiny outings at times. But it all comes out in the wash.

according to B-R, he has a 2.81 ERA as a reliever this year.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/split.fcgi?id=sanmare01&year=2022&t=p

Red Raindog
08-31-2022, 11:26 PM
Call me crazy but I think I would've let Fairchild bat. It'll either be an out or a HR.

Well Bell’s choice was a flop


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OldFashionedRed
08-31-2022, 11:28 PM
Call me crazy but I think I would've let Fairchild bat. It'll either be an out or a HR.

You're not crazy, I was thinking the same thing. Fairchild has been hot, ride the hot bat.

Ron Madden
08-31-2022, 11:28 PM
Another missed call

OldFashionedRed
08-31-2022, 11:29 PM
Twice that ump has called that K a ball :(

durl
08-31-2022, 11:30 PM
Man on 3B and 1 out. I'd IBB to put a man on 1B.

mhs95_06
08-31-2022, 11:31 PM
Pujols > Farmer on extra innings productive at bats.

OldFashionedRed
08-31-2022, 11:31 PM
No, Larkin, Albert has not played the game the proper way. Albert lied about his age, and he used steroids. Not sure why these guys are defending Albert.

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Man on 3B and 1 out. I'd IBB to put a man on 1B.

Same here.

Roy Tucker
08-31-2022, 11:32 PM
Nice stop by Barrero.

Ron Madden
08-31-2022, 11:32 PM
Nice Play Barrero !!!

Roy Tucker
08-31-2022, 11:35 PM
Bah. A lefty walks a lefty. You can’t do that.

Red Raindog
08-31-2022, 11:37 PM
NeckTats K’s
Life is good


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Reds Fanatic
08-31-2022, 11:37 PM
Great job by Sanmartin

OldFashionedRed
08-31-2022, 11:37 PM
Whew! Get a run here and get out of this game!

Kingspoint
08-31-2022, 11:37 PM
0-13 w/ RISP for the Cardinals tonight.

Ron Madden
08-31-2022, 11:37 PM
BIG K !!! Great Work Sanmartin !!!

Tadasimha
08-31-2022, 11:38 PM
Is Nootbar Dutch for walk?

SomeCallMeTim
08-31-2022, 11:38 PM
Maybe we can get a run if Van Helsley is out of the game…

Roy Tucker
08-31-2022, 11:38 PM
Good. Molina K’s.

I don’t like him ever since my wife and I were at the game where BP and him got all chippy and a brawl ensued. Sit down Yadi.

durl
08-31-2022, 11:39 PM
Wow. Sanmartin got it done. He deserves a win now.

Red Raindog
08-31-2022, 11:39 PM
Maybe we can get a run if Van Helsley is out of the game…

I see what you did there


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Ron Madden
08-31-2022, 11:39 PM
Wow. Sanmartin got it done. He deserves a win now.

That's what I was thinkin

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SAFE !!!

Reds Fanatic
08-31-2022, 11:41 PM
Infield hit for Friedl!

durl
08-31-2022, 11:41 PM
Friedl is really impressing me lately.

SomeCallMeTim
08-31-2022, 11:41 PM
I see what you did there


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He was slaying us…[emoji849][emoji1787][emoji1787][emoji1787]

Kingspoint
08-31-2022, 11:42 PM
Friedl just did what the Cardinals' batters failed 13 times tonight to do....get a base-hit with a runner in scoring position.

durl
08-31-2022, 11:43 PM
I'll be fine with another warning track flyout, Berrero.

SomeCallMeTim
08-31-2022, 11:44 PM
I'll be fine with another warning track flyout, Berrero.

Always good with the wild pitch here.

Ron Madden
08-31-2022, 11:46 PM
Don't know if Moran's old ass can score on a wild pitch

durl
08-31-2022, 11:47 PM
Did Moran get under the tag?

mhs95_06
08-31-2022, 11:47 PM
Reds bullpen with 6.1 innings pitched, 3 inherited runners and 2 ghosts stranded.

dakota42
08-31-2022, 11:47 PM
He was clearly out.

WrongVerb
08-31-2022, 11:48 PM
Did Moran get under the tag?

I think he did.

Edit: but I don't think the replay will show that.

Kingspoint
08-31-2022, 11:48 PM
What a crappy view by the umpire. How the hell can he make that call?

durl
08-31-2022, 11:48 PM
The ump couldn't see the tag, IMO

Kingspoint
08-31-2022, 11:48 PM
Don't know if Moran's old ass can score on a wild pitch

He also hesitated going home.

mhs95_06
08-31-2022, 11:49 PM
Don't know if Moran's old ass can score on a wild pitch

Should have pinch run Anderson.

Tom Servo
08-31-2022, 11:49 PM
Did Moran get under the tag?
he might have but I don't think there's an angle for it

yeah call stands. worth a shot but those ones aren't winnable.

Roy Tucker
08-31-2022, 11:49 PM
They need to stop batting India in front of Romine.

durl
08-31-2022, 11:51 PM
He was clearly out.

The call "stands" but they would have said "confirmed" if it were obvious.

mhs95_06
08-31-2022, 11:51 PM
He was clearly out.

Disagree, foot got to the plate before the tag, but was it down enough to touch the plate?

Red Raindog
08-31-2022, 11:51 PM
Classic Reds fail


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dakota42
08-31-2022, 11:51 PM
That's such a Reds type mess of an inning.

Kingspoint
08-31-2022, 11:51 PM
That was some really crappy hitting by the REDS.

Roy Tucker
08-31-2022, 11:51 PM
Bah.

Ironman92
08-31-2022, 11:51 PM
Dang…good play

Votto was great again

Let’s win

TexasRedsFan
08-31-2022, 11:52 PM
Tonight should be the end of Colin Moran's career. But he's a Red so it probably won't be.

OldFashionedRed
08-31-2022, 11:53 PM
Romine frustrated, understandably. Is he that slow? The ball was hit pretty deep in the hole.

Roy Tucker
08-31-2022, 11:56 PM
Romine frustrated, understandably. Is he that slow? The ball was hit pretty deep in the hole.

Yeah, he’s a typical stump of a catcher. Good defense behind the plate but slow as molasses.

mhs95_06
08-31-2022, 11:56 PM
Pinch runner to bunt playing for 2 runs to overcome the ghost run.

Ron Madden
08-31-2022, 11:57 PM
They need to stop batting India in front of Romine.

Romine came in earlier as a pinch hitter

Kingspoint
08-31-2022, 11:57 PM
Yeah, he’s a typical stump of a catcher. Good defense behind the plate but slow as molasses.

The Moon cycled completely one time by the time he reached the base.

Ron Madden
08-31-2022, 11:58 PM
Time to turn two!

mhs95_06
08-31-2022, 11:58 PM
That can't be an infield fly rule, the runner on 2nd is a ghost!

Roy Tucker
09-01-2022, 12:00 AM
Someone needs to tell Gorman he can’t grow a mustache.

OldFashionedRed
09-01-2022, 12:02 AM
I'm impressed with the pitching tonight.

Ron Madden
09-01-2022, 12:02 AM
GOOD JOB Law Man !!!

mhs95_06
09-01-2022, 12:02 AM
7.1 and 3 ghosts stranded, what a job by the bullpen!

Roy Tucker
09-01-2022, 12:03 AM
I would have bet good money on the Cards scoring in 3 extra innings with the ghost runner.

Kingspoint
09-01-2022, 12:04 AM
"Cards face the Law and the....Law won."

0-17 w/ RISP. That has to be a record.

Red Raindog
09-01-2022, 12:05 AM
That stump is the ghost now


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Ironman92
09-01-2022, 12:05 AM
Ok…the time his now

Ron Madden
09-01-2022, 12:05 AM
Farmer sac bunt winning run 90 ft away

kaldaniels
09-01-2022, 12:06 AM
Farmer sac bunt winning run 90 ft away

2 good bunts win it for the home team in a tied extra inning game.

TexasRedsFan
09-01-2022, 12:06 AM
Been a wild game. Of course the Reds get another slow ghost.

SomeCallMeTim
09-01-2022, 12:06 AM
If sending Chase Anderson to the bullpen isn’t an incentive to win now I don’t know what is.

Tadasimha
09-01-2022, 12:06 AM
Cmon Alejo - need it well out of the infield for Romine to have a chance

Ron Madden
09-01-2022, 12:08 AM
Damn letting these slow old guys represent the winning run!

mhs95_06
09-01-2022, 12:08 AM
Should have started the runner on 3rd in addition to the runner on 1st, a suicide hit and run!

durl
09-01-2022, 12:08 AM
I would've rather they take a chance on a throwing error to first than on Romine scoring.

TexasRedsFan
09-01-2022, 12:09 AM
Moran infield hit. Now I've seen everything. :laugh:

Tadasimha
09-01-2022, 12:09 AM
Wear it if you have to, TJ

Roy Tucker
09-01-2022, 12:09 AM
Jeez

TexasRedsFan
09-01-2022, 12:09 AM
This will be either the best win of the season or the worst loss.

Kingspoint
09-01-2022, 12:10 AM
Guess Friedl isn't perfect.

OldFashionedRed
09-01-2022, 12:10 AM
Cards showing tonight why they're not likely to go deep in the playoffs.

Red Raindog
09-01-2022, 12:11 AM
This will be either the best win of the season or the worst loss.

Any loss to the Cardinals is the worst loss of the season


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Sassy Sal
09-01-2022, 12:11 AM
This cutting into my beauty sleep. I cannot afford to lose it either.

757690
09-01-2022, 12:12 AM
How many games have had 3 scoreless extra innnigs since they instituted the ghost runner rule?

mhs95_06
09-01-2022, 12:12 AM
Moran infield hit. Now I've seen everything. :laugh:

How much faster was his home to first time vs. his 3rd to home?

Red Raindog
09-01-2022, 12:12 AM
This cutting into my beauty sleep. I cannot afford to lose it either.

Yes
I have a procedure on an eye in the morning and should be [emoji99]


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Roy Tucker
09-01-2022, 12:13 AM
The Reds are 51-77. There are a lot of really lousy losses in there.

This is how they’re supposed to play, not an exception.

mhs95_06
09-01-2022, 12:13 AM
How many games have had 3 scoreless extra innnigs since they instituted the ghost runner rule?

I know this is at least the 3rd.

Sassy Sal
09-01-2022, 12:13 AM
Yes
I have a procedure on an eye in the morning and should be [emoji99]


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That's dedication to your team!

Kingspoint
09-01-2022, 12:14 AM
If they let India hit, maybe we can win this thing.

Roy Tucker
09-01-2022, 12:14 AM
This cutting into my beauty sleep. I cannot afford to lose it either.

I’m retired now and recovered from cancer. I’m into free baseball time now.

Ron Madden
09-01-2022, 12:15 AM
I’m retired now and recovered from cancer. I’m into free baseball time now.

Me Too!