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    Re: 2020 Playoff Push

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds Freak View Post
    It's really astounding that the entire offense decided to have career years this season. And not the good kind of career year. Of the eight regular starters, all their current BAs would represent their career worsts with only one exception: Galvis hit .176 in 2014 (currently at .209).
    This is why I'm not too worried about next season. This season has been kinda flukish. I'm expecting better next year.
    "Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."


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    Re: 2020 Playoff Push

    Who cares about next year right now?

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    Re: 2020 Playoff Push

    Well, it's time for Bauer to go earn the Cy Young. Biggest game in a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coopdaddy67 View Post
    Well, it's time for Bauer to go earn the Cy Young. Biggest game in a long time.
    He's already earned it. This would put the cherry on top.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edskin View Post
    It’s frustrating because now that the bullpen has settled into a much better place, our pitching is good enough to win the World Series. If the offense was just average we would likely be right behind Dodgers as favorites in the NL. But because the offense is abysmal we are clinging to a playoff lifeboat. We are still dangerous if we get in because we all know any teams’ bats can get hot in a short burst, but it sure is disappointing and frustrating to see how inept we’ve been at the plate this year.
    Baseball wide too. The Cubs are abysmal with the bat, the Cardinals as well and the Brewers all three have worse team OPS's than the Reds. Just a weird division this year

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsfaninMT View Post
    Reds HAVE to win tomorrow. Twins are in the race for first and 21-5 at home.
    Yes Twins only a half game back now for first so this weekend is going to be tough. Also another issue in the wild card race is the Giants. Giants have 4 against the Padres which would normally be good news. Problem is Padres are locked in to the 4th seed so they really have nothing to play for rest of the week. Tomorrow’s game is huge as suddenly the numbers don’t look great with the remaining matchups.

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    No help from the lousy Rox, Giants win and are back to .500 just like us.
    “I don’t care,” Votto said of passing his friend and former teammate. “He’s in the past. Bye-bye, Jay.”

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    Re: 2020 Playoff Push

    So it's the Reds, Giants, and Brewers for the last two spots and the other two teams have two more games to play.
    "Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."

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    Re: 2020 Playoff Push

    Cubs are now #3 seed
    Cardinals are now #5 seed
    Reds are now #7 seed
    Brewers are now #8 seed

    Reds hold tiebreaker over Brewers for No. 7 seed by virtue of head-to-head record.
    Reds, Brewers hold tiebreaker over Giants for Nos. 7-8 seeds by virtue of better intradivision records.
    Last edited by Ron Madden; 09-23-2020 at 01:43 AM.

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    Re: 2020 Playoff Push

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Baseball wide too. The Cubs are abysmal with the bat, the Cardinals as well and the Brewers all three have worse team OPS's than the Reds. Just a weird division this year
    True, but the Pirates and Cards are the only two teams in the entire NL that have scored fewer runs than we have and the Cards are only 3 runs back despite having played 4 fewer games. If you expand it to all of MLB the Royals and Rangers are the only other teams with fewer runs scored.

    So while a number of teams might be struggling to put up what you’d consider “normal” offensive numbers, no one struggles to get runs across quite like we do— other than the three horrendous teams mentioned above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Operator View Post
    Wait, huh? Did you say “even worse than the 2010 offense” as if to imply that offense wasn’t good?


    I mean, they clearly weren’t the best... but that was Votto’s MVP season, Phillips in his prime, Bruce coming into his own, Stubbs’ career year, a serviceable Jonny Gomes and Scott Rolen’s final solid year at the dish. They even had a decent hitting catcher tandem with Hanigan and Ramon Hernandez.

    They had their issues, but that 2010 offense was good and The Reds would probably have a playoff spot locked up this year with a carbon copy of those guys, from that year, on this team.
    Yes that offense was bad, they feasted on bad pitching but whenever they played solid to good pitching they were completely shut down because like this team they were an all or nothing offense. You don't get no hit in the freaking playoffs and are considered a good offense, that is just not correct. This season's offense is an even worse version of that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NC-Red View Post
    Yes that offense was bad, they feasted on bad pitching but whenever they played solid to good pitching they were completely shut down because like this team they were an all or nothing offense. You don't get no hit in the freaking playoffs and are considered a good offense, that is just not correct. This season's offense is an even worse version of that one.
    They scored the most runs in the NL that season to go along with the best OPS.

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    Re: 2020 Playoff Push

    Just get in. Home field advantage isn’t nearly as significant with no crowds.
    It’s not the thing you fling, it’s the fling itself.

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    Re: 2020 Playoff Push

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Madden View Post
    Cubs are now #3 seed
    Cardinals are now #5 seed
    Reds are now #7 seed
    Brewers are now #8 seed

    Reds hold tiebreaker over Brewers for No. 7 seed by virtue of head-to-head record.
    Reds, Brewers hold tiebreaker over Giants for Nos. 7-8 seeds by virtue of better intradivision records.
    Pirates fans have to be loving this.

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    Re: 2020 Playoff Push

    One lesson from last night - if Reds face another lefty, less platooning.

    I’m not convinced that quite so many RHH are necessary or that they all constitute an improvement.

    I’m ok with Casali and Farmer at C and SS against the lefties. Indeed Reds may want to lead off with Farmer v lefties, he’s done well against them.

    But Winker over T Steve at DH for sure.

    And possibly Shogo over AA, close call v lefties, maybe depends on the specific pitcher. Shogo would be a fourth LHH, maybe not optimal, depends.
    Last edited by Kc61; 09-23-2020 at 09:02 AM.

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