Turn Off Ads?
Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Still in shock Bell went with Antons in the 7th

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Posts
    7

    Still in shock Bell went with Antons in the 7th

    With the tiebreakers the season was in the line. We had LS, AG, AB and RI all available and they go with Antone. A win drastically improves your playoff chances and a loss makes today a must win and they run out Antone. I’m not trying to knock Tejay but that’s not his role. It’s not little league, everybody doesn’t have to play. I’ve been impartial on Bell because the players just have not executed but last night may have put me on the Fire Bell team.

  2. Likes:

    onehand (09-23-2020)


  3. Turn Off Ads?
  4. #2
    Daffy Duck RedTeamGo!'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Cleveland, OH
    Posts
    13,500

    Re: Still in shock Bell went with Antons in the 7th

    Antone has been lights out all year.

    Runs happen.

    Last night is squarely on the offense in general, but specifically Senzel for choking not once, but twice.

    It’s behind, need to win tonight. Let’s go.
    What would you say.....ya do here?

  5. Likes:

    CaiGuy (09-23-2020),Chip R (09-23-2020),fondfoat (09-23-2020),Griffey012 (09-23-2020),M2 (09-23-2020),NebraskaRed (09-23-2020),Red Raindog (09-23-2020),RedsManRick (09-23-2020),Rojo Rijo (09-23-2020),Ron Madden (09-24-2020),Tom Servo (09-23-2020),TRF (09-23-2020),Wonderful Monds (09-23-2020)

  6. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    288

    Re: Still in shock Bell went with Antons in the 7th

    Quote Originally Posted by Alabama Red View Post
    With the tiebreakers the season was in the line. We had LS, AG, AB and RI all available and they go with Antone. A win drastically improves your playoff chances and a loss makes today a must win and they run out Antone. Iím not trying to knock Tejay but thatís not his role. Itís not little league, everybody doesnít have to play. Iíve been impartial on Bell because the players just have not executed but last night may have put me on the Fire Bell team.
    I was surprised too, but where Bell really blew it was not bringing in Garrett once Antone started running into trouble. During that inning a strikeout with runners on second and third with less than 2 out could have saved the game.

  7. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Posts
    1,404

    Re: Still in shock Bell went with Antons in the 7th

    I didn't have any issue with the pitching usage last night. Antone breezed through the 6th and I'm sure the plan was Antone for the 7th, Bradley for the 8th, and Iglesias for the 9th. The only real questionable decision I've seen from Bell, really in the last week or two, was PHing with Goodwin instead of Shogo last night with a runner at second.
    "In our sundown perambulations of late, through the outer parts of Brooklyn, we have observed several parties of youngsters playing 'base', a certain game of ball. Let us go forth awhile, and get better air in our lungs. Let us leave our close rooms, the game of ball is glorious"
    -Walt Whitman

  8. Likes:

    *BaseClogger* (09-23-2020),757690 (09-23-2020),fondfoat (09-23-2020),Ron Madden (09-23-2020),smixsell (09-23-2020)

  9. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Reds Diaspora
    Posts
    2,014

    Re: Still in shock Bell went with Antons in the 7th

    Quote Originally Posted by Alabama Red View Post
    With the tiebreakers the season was in the line. We had LS, AG, AB and RI all available and they go with Antone. A win drastically improves your playoff chances and a loss makes today a must win and they run out Antone. Iím not trying to knock Tejay but thatís not his role. Itís not little league, everybody doesnít have to play. Iíve been impartial on Bell because the players just have not executed but last night may have put me on the Fire Bell team.
    Antone dominated the 6th. If he took out the "hot hand" and the next guy imploded, you would likely be lamenting Bell for taking out the pticher who "had it" for one who didn't.

    No bullpen has a 0.00 ERA. The offense needed to come though against Anderson and give the bulpen more than 1 run.

    They get another crack at it tonight. Winnable game, if the players can come through.

  10. Likes:

    757690 (09-23-2020),fondfoat (09-23-2020),Griffey012 (09-23-2020),HammerTime (09-23-2020),Ron Madden (09-23-2020),Tom Servo (09-23-2020),wolfboy (09-24-2020)

  11. #6
    Probably not Patrick Bateman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Calgary, AB
    Posts
    7,884

    Re: Still in shock Bell went with Antons in the 7th

    I was fine with it. Antone has been a big part of the team lately, and underlying numbers are as impressive as anyone we have to be honest.

  12. Likes:

    HammerTime (09-23-2020),Red Raindog (09-23-2020),Ron Madden (09-23-2020),wolfboy (09-24-2020)

  13. #7
    Savant zigbeenuthouse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2020
    Location
    Portsmouth
    Posts
    94

    Re: Still in shock Bell went with Antons in the 7th

    These are pro athletes and they are prone to success and failure in competition. Antone was beaten this time but has had great success. Heíll learn and adjust fine.

  14. #8
    Member NebraskaRed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    4,268

    Re: Still in shock Bell went with Antons in the 7th

    Blame the offense, not a reliever who gave up 2 runs in 2 innings of work. It happens.

  15. Likes:

    CaiGuy (09-23-2020),fondfoat (09-23-2020),Red Raindog (09-23-2020),Tony Cloninger (09-23-2020)

  16. #9
    he/him *BaseClogger*'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    7,151

    Re: Still in shock Bell went with Antons in the 7th

    IIRC Antone had a strike three call go against him and Vogelbach singled on the next pitch. Totally different inning if that call goes the other way...

  17. Likes:

    alwaysawarrior (09-23-2020),Boss-Hog (09-23-2020),cobike (09-24-2020),fondfoat (09-23-2020),Revering4Blue (09-23-2020),Ron Madden (09-24-2020),Spider Tre (09-24-2020),Tom Servo (09-23-2020),wolfboy (09-24-2020)

  18. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Reds Diaspora
    Posts
    2,014

    Re: Still in shock Bell went with Antons in the 7th

    Quote Originally Posted by NebraskaRed View Post
    Blame the offense, not a reliever who gave up 2 runs in 2 innings of work. It happens.
    Or, put another way, the pitching staff as a unit yielded 3 runs in 9 innings. That's a 3.00 ERA or 3 r/game allowed. You'd take that every day of the week. They got it done.

    2 runs from the offense isn't getting it done.

  19. Likes:

    fondfoat (09-23-2020),NebraskaRed (09-23-2020),Revering4Blue (09-23-2020),Tony Cloninger (09-23-2020)

  20. #11
    Sprinkles are for winners dougdirt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    49,322

    Re: Still in shock Bell went with Antons in the 7th

    Even AFTER last night, Tejay Antone, as a reliever this season, has a 2.08 ERA in 17.1 innings, has allowed 6 hits, 6 walks, 24 strikeouts, has a 0.69 WHIP, and batters are hitting .103/.197/.207 against him.

    That is EXACTLY the dude you want to be pitching for you in every single imaginable situation.

  21. Likes:

    Edd Roush (09-23-2020),fondfoat (09-23-2020),Griffey012 (09-24-2020),HammerTime (09-23-2020),mbgrayson (09-23-2020),ochoa30 (09-24-2020),Old school 1983 (09-23-2020),Red Raindog (09-23-2020),Revering4Blue (09-23-2020),Ron Madden (09-24-2020),Roy Tucker (09-24-2020),Spider Tre (09-24-2020)

  22. #12
    Member Rojo Rijo's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Posts
    2,044

    Re: Still in shock Bell went with Antons in the 7th

    Im not as upset about bring TA in as I was taking SG out but he was already over where they wanted his count to be so.....

  23. #13
    Winning the Human Race TheBigLebowski's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Titletown, FL
    Posts
    6,042

    Re: Still in shock Bell went with Antons in the 7th

    I question a lot of the stuff he does, but Antone's usage last night wasn't a problem.
    I'm just going to go find a cash machine.

  24. Likes:

    Tony Cloninger (09-23-2020)

  25. #14
    Member UKWhoDey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Location
    Lexington
    Posts
    124

    Re: Still in shock Bell went with Antons in the 7th

    Yeah, I'm a fan of Teej. Not gonna fault Bell for using him the other night in that situation. He's been generally pretty damn capable.

  26. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Posts
    115

    Re: Still in shock Bell went with Antons in the 7th

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    IIRC Antone had a strike three call go against him and Vogelbach singled on the next pitch. Totally different inning if that call goes the other way...
    I remember it the same way. Also, they inexplicably started going high in the strike zone after that missed call at the bottom of the zone. Next pitch, looked like a waste pitch up in the zone and a little outside, but too close and Vogelbach punched it to left. Next batter was Gyorko, a dead high ball hitter, and I think was behind in the count when Casali signaled up in the strikezone and Gyorko powdered it to the left field gap. Sure maybe Antone should have put the ball eye-high and out of range, but why start going up in the zone when he had been so dominant keeping it low and inside? Even the next batter Arcia took a high one deep for a sac fly.


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | cumberlandreds | Gallen5862 | Kinsm | Plus Plus | Powel Crosley | RedlegJake | The Operator