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    1st sweep of Indians since interleague play began... Great homestand... Looking West

    Our turn to kick the ass of the Indians for a change!

    Awesome home stand all around.

    Now comes the historically dreaded west coast swing... let's keep this momentum going versus the Dodgers!
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    Re: 1st sweep of Indians since interleague play began... Great homestand... Looking W

    It's amazing what can happen when a team gets a run of solid performances from the starting pitchers. Arroyo coming around has made a huge difference. The exciting thing about this Reds team is that it should have more runs like this than any Reds rotation we've seen in a long time.

    Seven games in L.A. and San Diego should feed into that starting pitching run too.
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    Re: 1st sweep of Indians since interleague play began... Great homestand... Looking W

    Word on Arroyo. That has been a huge missing piece. Add him in with Volquez and Harang and it is a very effective front of the staff. It also takes a lot of pressure off Cueto and lets the team roll a little more with his expected ups and downs.

    I would feel 100% happy about the situation if Belisle could find some effectiveness Tuesday night.

    But, yeah, amazing what a little pitching can do.

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    Re: 1st sweep of Indians since interleague play began... Great homestand... Looking W

    Oh what a difference a week can make. I'm heading out to LA for the week and will be catching all 3 Reds/Dodgers games...pretty stoked about that prospect

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    Re: 1st sweep of Indians since interleague play began... Great homestand... Looking W

    I don't want to look west. Can we have the Dodgers and Padres meet us on a neutral site?

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    Re: 1st sweep of Indians since interleague play began... Great homestand... Looking W

    I have loathed west coast trips for decades for a couple of reasons - but mainly, because many ups have become downs after the west coast (see: classic collapse in '06).
    But, hey, who knows - different leader, perhaps a different attitude. After all, Dusty did play there a bit.

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    Re: 1st sweep of Indians since interleague play began... Great homestand... Looking W

    Quote Originally Posted by MrCinatit View Post
    I have loathed west coast trips for decades for a couple of reasons - but mainly, because many ups have become downs after the west coast (see: classic collapse in '06).
    But, hey, who knows - different leader, perhaps a different attitude. After all, Dusty did play there a bit.

    Did he? That's funny, I really hadn't heard much about Dusty's playing career. In fact I've heard hundreds of interviews with him and I didn't really know he even played in the Majors.
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    Honest I can't say it any better than Hoosier Red did in his post, he sums it up basically perfectly.

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    Re: 1st sweep of Indians since interleague play began... Great homestand... Looking W

    Tied for 4th, btw. A juggernaut that must be feared.
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    Re: 1st sweep of Indians since interleague play began... Great homestand... Looking W

    Everyone keeps talking about the pitching, but Adam Dunn beginning to turn things around is really driving this team as well. He's catching fire and hopefully a long contract will follow.
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    Re: 1st sweep of Indians since interleague play began... Great homestand... Looking W

    Couldn't agree more Jpup! Hopefully griffey's bat can follow suit and get hot for a month or two.
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    Re: 1st sweep of Indians since interleague play began... Great homestand... Looking W

    Hopefully Castelini doesn't write letters to the team telling them how proud he is of them and how they will kick butt on the west coast trip.

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    Re: 1st sweep of Indians since interleague play began... Great homestand... Looking W

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Red View Post
    Did he? That's funny, I really hadn't heard much about Dusty's playing career. In fact I've heard hundreds of interviews with him and I didn't really know he even played in the Majors.
    ...or that he played with Henry Aaron.
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    Re: 1st sweep of Indians since interleague play began... Great homestand... Looking W

    Quote Originally Posted by Jpup View Post
    Everyone keeps talking about the pitching, but Adam Dunn beginning to turn things around is really driving this team as well. He's catching fire and hopefully a long contract will follow.
    Dunn's hitting couldn't have come around at a better time, coinciding with the loss of Jeff Keppinger.
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    Re: 1st sweep of Indians since interleague play began... Great homestand... Looking W

    Look at the starting pitching since May 1st...

    http://www.baseballmusings.com/cgi-b...=0&PlayerID=18

    Including today, if you throw out Arroyo's 1.1 inning stinker in ATL, in the other 14 games, starters have averaged 6.1 innings per start with 82 K's and only 35 BB's in 88 innings (8.4 k/9, 2.3 k/BB) with a sparkling 3.27 ERA...

    The homestand was even better...6.5 IP, 2.53 ERA with 5 straight QS (only Harang's 7th inning run on Monday kept the week from being perfect in that regard)...


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    Re: 1st sweep of Indians since interleague play began... Great homestand... Looking W

    Last year's series against Cleveland at GABP was close to a sweep for the REDS... if not for Gary Majewski. REDS up 6-to-4 as they enter the 8th inning. Majewski serves up a 2R homer to David Dellucci to tie the game. REDS lose in 11 innings. That dreaded 8th inning last year!

    The other two games in that series were REDS wins. They were also the first ML win for two pitchers not on the current roster... Homer Bailey and Marcus McBeth.
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