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  1. this wasn't addressed to me, but Milwaukee goes to St Louis again second weekend in September. I would have thought they could finish this game then. I think maybe Rob Manfred just wanted a shorter game. Who knows.
  2. even though the Reds will finish third at best, this has been fun watching this pitching staff. This is one fine rotation.
  3. Yes, Aquino has been fun. We were at the three home run game. He hot homers in innings 2,3,and 4. Next at bat, with a huge Reds lead, the Cubs pitcher offers 4 crappy curve balls way outside. I was hoping for my second 4 homer game. I have noticed he is getting tons of curves and sliders low and away. We will see if he adjusts.
  4. As a Reds fan I officially throw in the towel. Just too far back .too many tea,s to climb over for the wild card. They might, and probably will, get hot and get kind of close, but then they will lose a few in a row again. I think they should sell soon. Alex Wood pitches for the first time Sunday. It will be his only start before the break. Cubs fans will enjoy Derek Holland's interviews. He does impressions and is hilarious. I think Goldy is Goldy again
  5. 40 years ago tonight...hey it was the seventies... https://www.freep.com/story/sports/mlb/tigers/2019/07/12/detroit-tigers-disco-demolition-chicago-white-sox-lgbtq/1682439001/
  6. Players on my favorite team...hmmmm.. Reds- Pete Rose, Barry Larkin, Jose Rijo Pacers- Darnell Hillman, Billy Keller, Victor Oladipo
  7. Philip Irvin is a former first round draft pick who kind of stalled in the minors. He has been up and downbut the last 2 years he has performed well when playing. If he could continue this as a regular who knows?
  8. This is an odd season. As JayKirk says. it is long. As a Reds fan, if I knew the Reds would be 3.5 games out on this date as they are, I would have been thrilled, after the ineptitude showed in Cincinnati for so long. And they are 3.5 out. And still in last place. I wonder when the last time a team was 3.5 out in the standings and in last place. I really don't know what to think.
  9. We were in Evansville last weekend and went to an Otters game. Great experience. The field is about a hundred years old but is pretty well kept. We were given free tickets because they had some turned back in by people who couldn't go. Concessions are priced nicely. A 16 oz beer for 5 bucks. They have beer battered french fries which are the best. I enjoyed it so much.
  10. woo hoo. We are going to the Reds and Cubs game in Zinzinnati Tueaday. 10 rows behind the Reds dugout. It is Bark in the Park night, where people can bring dogs to the game. I bet someone sets behind me with a sheepdog that will lick the back of my head all night. But th weather is supposed to be good..
  11. Currently the Reds are carrying 14 pitchers. The bullpen is overextended and noone has options. Called Matt Bowman up. I hope they let Zach Duke go. He has been awful. and Garrett is a lefty and has been good. I wonder if Kemp will be let go for a roster spot for Senzel. Probably not. That is lots of money to eat.
  12. One hell of a pitchers duel tonight. DeGrom and Disclafani both pitched gems. The light hitting Jose Iglesias is the Reds offensive MVP so far. Great with the glove but I expect his number to fall back to where they are on the back of his baseball card. Ride 'em while they are hot.
  13. There are reports that the Reds won't substantiate that #6 overall prospect Nick Senzel will be called up Friday. If so, a roster spot will need to be opened as he is not on the 40 man. Probably Gennett gets transferred to 60 day IL. If I told you that the the Reds at the end on April would lead the league in ERA,earned runs allowed, OPS against, home runs allowed total bases given up, and 5th in WHIP would you assume they would have a much better record? All that offense they got and the pitching was the question. Their pitching in great, the offense is putrid. Who would have thunk it? I can't wait for Senzel.
  14. Even though I am a Reds fan I don't like how few Cubs games I can see on Direct TV. I think their broadcasts are the best, both technically and the broadcasters. Rasiel Iglesias has figured it out. He started off rough but he has struck out the last 9 hitters he has faced in a span of his last three games. I hope he sits tomorrow.
  15. I think I need to celebrate. The Reds actually won tonight. I looked yesterday and they had to third lowest ERA in the NL. Last place. I do think the offense will wake up, but I fear they will be too far back from St Louis and Milwaukeeand probably Chicago. There pitching has been prisitine recently.
  16. Jay Kirk I think the breaks went the Reds way tonight. I think Bader should have let Martinez...I think it was Martinez in right catch that fly ball. But you have to love his aggressive play. Fun to watch. I think Rasiel Iglesias was lucky tonight because his command was really lacking. David Hernandez out of the bullpen is just so impressive. Looking forward to tomorrow.
  17. I work with Jay Kirk. Some empoyers aren't really human. Just sayin'. they make you jump through hoops and then force their company meat (poorly cut steak) down your throat once a year to show their "appreciation". but it does pay pretty decent....I am drifting off topic.... In the Cardinal game Saturday, I saw a highlight of Goldy punching a ball through a hole in the left side of the infield. a really slow roller. I thought it looked like he wass taking what t they were offering and going with it instead of working on his launch angle. I was damn impressed with that at bat.
  18. I don't think Rose was ever the greatest hitter. And he is my all time favorite player. Just not on my list of favorite people. Williams in my opinion was the grestest hitter. He lost several prime seasons due to 2 wars. Imagine his counting stats if he had played them . Staggering. Ichiro isn't too far behind him though
  19. I watched rhe Reds and Indians today. Nick Senzel, last years #4 overall prodpect is becoming a center fielder. Reports are good. However, today, he was calling for a ball, playing in CF, and had to drift over maybe 8 steps. Puig, playing right, comes charging over like his hair was on fire, calling enzel off and dropping the ball. I see Puig doing a lot of this, but my main concern was Puig fatally running over Senzel. Puig also made a useless throw home, allowing a runner to advance from first to second. Luis Castillo was pitching and looked pretty irritated about loosing the possibility of an infield DP.
  20. after being shut down for a short time, Sonny Gray of the Reds oitched 2 games. 2 innings of shutout ball and 3 perfect innings the next. Not sure how many major league hitters he faced.Last I checked Nick Sensel ws doing pretty good. I think the Reds really hope he can play center field.
  21. Machado will be playing alot of games against the Giants. He will have plenty of opportunities to * off Madison Bumgarner. Even more than his normal * off. He will take Puig's place in Bumgarner's heart. Could be entertaining.
  22. Changing the subject a bit...I just read this about Dice K Matsuzaka, who is now back in Japanese pro ball. He injured his arm when a fan grabbed him. This excerpt is from an AP article. As a teenager, Matsuzaka threw 250 pitches in 17 innings in the quarterfinals of the 1998 summer high school baseball tournament -- one day after a 148-pitch complete-game shutout.
  23. I fear they may do an end around on the DH rule. MLB did a survey (I think it was MLB anyway) and the average baseball fan was somewhere around the age of 54 and half of all baseball fans are 55 and older. I have trouble accepting those findings, but I assume the methods used on the survey were legitimate. MLB wants to appeal to the younger fan base. I fear they are going to do a major realignment and completely dissolve the separate leagues. They are run together now. It used to be the AL offices were in NYC and the NL offices were in Cincinnati. I think they will dissolve the leagues and go to an NFL style geographical divisional lineup or an NBA one with seedings. They will go with identical rules and they won't eliminate the DH. If this happens, I hope it is well after I am gone. My 3 kids are all big MLB fans and I think the game will be ruined for them.
  24. I've been reading the talk about the universal DH. I think it is going to happen. I really really really really do not want it to. In fact I would like it to disappear from the AL too. But it is going to happen. And it is going to happen at a time with Ohtani being a 2 way player, as well as Michael Lorenzen. Ther are a few others that are being considered as well. Lorenzen hit homers in 3 consecutive at bats last year. I want to see more of that. I don't think the DH has hurt baseball. The AL is doing pretty well. But I don't like it. But then again I still struggle with accepting twist off beer caps.
  25. As a Reds fan that grew up in the 1970"s I don't think I could stomach the name Cincinnati Dodgers. That was a heckuva rivalry on the short term. Looks like the Reds are all in for Realmuto. I do think he may be the one who takes the crown of best catcher from Molina. He is a stud. But Reds have enough offense now. Realmuto would make them better, but would be expensive. They seem to want Jonathon India, a 3B prospect who is pretty good. But the Reds have Senzel ahead of him, and Suarez ahead of Senzel. But then they toy with making Senzel an outfielder. I like Barnhart- great catcher with a GG even though he is limited as a hitter. I am ready to go to a game and to get some Skyline or Gold Star Chili. Cincy people will understand!
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