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Reds August 1st to 15th Games Thread
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It's a short season, right. So lets cut the months in half to still get 5 different sections on season. In regular season there would be 6 months of posts. This gives us 5. August 1st to 15th is a month in this short season. What they do in next 15 days is huge. They better get it together fast because in their July 7 games they were awful.

So 2-5 in July and in a regular season that would not be much early in April. This isn't April and this isn't a regular season. Reds have already played 7 of 60 games. They aren't hitting scoring runs, the bullpen stinks. I'm not sure Bell has the sense of urgency to turn this around fast.

Bauer on the mound tonight and they need a WIN. 3-5 keeps them close to .500 and of course 2-6 would just stink. They are getting their butts handed to them by the Detroit Tigers so far. 1-3. If Reds win next 2 games they can get that to 3-3, IF, IF, IF.

If Reds lose today they go to 1-4 against Tigers. Not Good. They need a WIN today to get to 2-3 and Sunday chance at 3-3.

Again, a thread for 1st half of August because there has to be a sense of urgency in this 60 game season. What happens now to August 15th is HUGE if this team was thinking play-offs. July was a last place effort.

I'll add one big problem in hitting is DH and one of the OF spots. Senzel is starting to fill that OF spot. So far Reds have worst DH ever. Somebody needs to step up at DH. I'm still not sure why the hype on Davidson, I've never seen anybody want him in Fantasy Baseball in any year. Loremzen hits better than some of the guys at DH so far. Barry Larkin likes Van Meter and maybe he needs more looks at DH. I don't think Aquino has been given much of a chance. Bell sees something in Davidson. Somebody needs to step up at DH. I liked Stephenson, but they sent him right back, he scored runs the short time he was up. I will add Ervin and Winker. Somebody needs to start hitting the ball at DH. Reds poor hitting needs a good DH. At this point the pitchers could hit better for themselves. They should bat DH 9th until somebody steps up. As of now one of the catchers makes the best DH because the catchers have been hitting.
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The Reds are again painting themselves into an early season corner. Yes it's still early, but not really. Before you can say last place in the central 1/4 of the season is gonna be gone.

They, already, need to go on a big time 7-2 run or it's just gonna be very hard to overcome.
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Today's game ppd by rain and there will be a double header tomorrow game 1 at noon. Under the new rules each game will be only 7 innings long.
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(08-01-2020, 03:12 PM)cinci4life Wrote: Today's game ppd by rain and there will be a double header tomorrow game 1 at noon. Under the new rules each game will be only 7 innings long.


Having ga,mes shortened to 7 innings is the best possible thing that could happen for the Reds right now.

Our bullpen is a dumpster ffire.

Reds made a lot of big moves this off season, but I kept saying that if Iglaiais could return to his old form it would probably help more than anyone we signed.  But it does not look like that is going to happen.  What the hell happened to him?  It is not an injury issue is it?
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(08-01-2020, 03:32 PM)fredtoast Wrote: Having ga,mes shortened to 7 innings is the best possible thing that could happen for the Reds right now.

Our bullpen is a dumpster ffire.

Reds made a lot of big moves this off season, but I kept saying that if Iglaiais could return to his old form it would probably help more than anyone we signed.  But it does not look like that is going to happen.  What the hell happened to him?  It is not an injury issue is it?
I agree.  If he is on, pitch Bauer 7 inning complete game win.  

Who remembers Hall of Fame person who is famous for saying he loved baseball so much, " Lets Play Two "  ???
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Ernie Banks?
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Reds hitting could be better, and yes the RP sucks. Reds are 2-5 but more like 2-12 start if regular season. Bell better get this right or he is gone.
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(08-01-2020, 04:38 PM)Forever Spinning Vinyl Wrote: Ernie Banks?
Right.  Mister CUB, Ernie Banks.   First NL back to back MVP in 1958 and 1959.  Second was Joe Morgan 1975 & 1976.  Hit 47 homers and over .300 in 58'.  45 homers and over .300 in 59'  Pretty good for a shortstop before steroids who would hit 500 homers. 

Reds need to say, LETS WIN TWO....Reds could start Sunday 2-5 and by supper time be 4-5.   That is cleaning up the record ASAP.  If they end day at 2-7, boy do they stink. Hoping for that 4-5 at days end.
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They just said Votto was put on the IL but no reason given.
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Sounds like it's possibly covid related.

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2020/08/reds-place-joey-votto-on-10-day-injured-list-activate-anthony-desclafani.html
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Another Rain Delay...So the Double Header today in doubt....Will both games be postponed...Watching Fox Sports Weather Delay is really Bad TV....and suddenly this Covid 60 game season is becoming a wash out. It's not going very good for many teams.
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Game 1 starting at 2:15.
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Castellanos 2 for 2 with 2 homers!
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Castellanos 2 homers gives Disco 3-0 lead in 3rd so far. Lets WIN this. GO REDS
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Why is Senzel not calling off Castellanos there? Senzel catches that easily but instead it's a 3 run error that ties the game. Unreal.
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And then he makes an error scoring three unearned runs to tie it in the bottom of the 6th.
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#17
Sure looked like Iglesias started his wind up before the time out and that would have been strike 3. Luckily he got the out anyway.
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That was a hell of a play by Iglesias!
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Iglesias looks like himself and closes it out!
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Reds WIN 1st one...3-5 on season....LETS WIN TWO TODAY and go 4-5 on the season.
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