Cubs at Reds (5/14 - 5/16)

Page 2 of I figured with the series starting tomorrow on my birthday. It was the right time to finish my rehab assignment and come to the big leagues to give thi... 51 comments | 1314 Views | Go to page 1 →

  1. #16
    MJAlltheWay24's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 03
    Location
    Alexandria, KY
    Posts
    53,046

    Quote Originally Posted by mcpapa View Post
    My favorite games to attend are those where there a lot of “road warriors” in the seats (e.g. Steelers at Bengals). Makes the whole experience much more interesting.
    I personally love when the Cubs come to town. Granted, I sell more beer but I personally think that their fans are fun to be around in the ballpark.
    Advertisement

  2. #17

    Join Date
    Oct 18
    Location
    Brooksville, KY
    Posts
    464

    I gotta say, I still won't fill up threads with negativity, but my hopes in the Reds being a contender are on a slippery slope. I knew it was a long shot to begin with, but the fan in me kept it alive.

    Last night they did all they could to slow a contender, and a team who has been rolling and it really never felt like they were in it. To be standing 8.5 games back and looking up at 4 teams is TOUGH.

    We keep hearing about how the hitting is eventually going to take off. Logic still says it will, but we're 25% of the way there already. When does that happen?

  3. #18
    Voice of Reason's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 08
    Location
    N. KY.
    Posts
    31,620

    Quote Originally Posted by ChickenWyngz View Post
    I gotta say, I still won't fill up threads with negativity, but my hopes in the Reds being a contender are on a slippery slope. I knew it was a long shot to begin with, but the fan in me kept it alive.

    Last night they did all they could to slow a contender, and a team who has been rolling and it really never felt like they were in it. To be standing 8.5 games back and looking up at 4 teams is TOUGH.

    We keep hearing about how the hitting is eventually going to take off. Logic still says it will, but we're 25% of the way there already. When does that happen?
    It is a long season. We can't disregard where they are, but there is plenty of time to get better.

    My hope for this year was .500 or better. They could still get there.

  4. #19
    CincySportsFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 08
    Posts
    7,351

    Quote Originally Posted by ChickenWyngz View Post
    I gotta say, I still won't fill up threads with negativity, but my hopes in the Reds being a contender are on a slippery slope. I knew it was a long shot to begin with, but the fan in me kept it alive.

    Last night they did all they could to slow a contender, and a team who has been rolling and it really never felt like they were in it. To be standing 8.5 games back and looking up at 4 teams is TOUGH.

    We keep hearing about how the hitting is eventually going to take off. Logic still says it will, but we're 25% of the way there already. When does that happen?
    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    It is a long season. We can't disregard where they are, but there is plenty of time to get better.

    My hope for this year was .500 or better. They could still get there.
    While being a contender is one thing, I thought there was a chance for a 15-20 game improvement over last year. Only problem is, how far back they were last year. An additional 15 wins would get them to 82, and even with 20, only to 87. Huge improvements? Sure. Playoff team? Not likely. But heck, the Twins last year won 78, and are on pace for 103...that's an increase of 25 games! So, who knows.

    Right now they are on pace (even with the horrendous team hitting they've been having) to score just 33 fewer runs than last year. Pitching-wise, they're on pace to give up 264 less! IF that trend continues over the remaining 75% of the schedule, the odds are simply in their favor to win more than they lose.

    I think .500 is still attainable. How much past there? A LOT of that will depend on what happens with some of these 1 year players and whether or not they're still playing with the team come August and September.

  5. #20
    sumoroyal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 04
    Location
    Maysville, KY
    Posts
    9,762

    Can anybody still explain to me how you can still defend Joey Votto?

  6. #21
    sumoroyal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 04
    Location
    Maysville, KY
    Posts
    9,762

    Joe Morgan was giving it to Votto during the broadcast.

  7. #22
    mcpapa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 05
    Location
    Home of a proud papa
    Posts
    60,701

    I’ll say it. How can you be thrown out at home by thirty feet trying to score the tying run?

  8. #23
    mcpapa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 05
    Location
    Home of a proud papa
    Posts
    60,701

    Quote Originally Posted by CincySportsFan View Post
    While being a contender is one thing, I thought there was a chance for a 15-20 game improvement over last year. Only problem is, how far back they were last year. An additional 15 wins would get them to 82, and even with 20, only to 87. Huge improvements? Sure. Playoff team? Not likely. But heck, the Twins last year won 78, and are on pace for 103...that's an increase of 25 games! So, who knows.

    Right now they are on pace (even with the horrendous team hitting they've been having) to score just 33 fewer runs than last year. Pitching-wise, they're on pace to give up 264 less! IF that trend continues over the remaining 75% of the schedule, the odds are simply in their favor to win more than they lose.

    I think .500 is still attainable. How much past there? A LOT of that will depend on what happens with some of these 1 year players and whether or not they're still playing with the team come August and September.
    No doubt the Redlegs have shown improvement on the mound. Have to get the hitting on track and win some of these close games.

  9. #24
    UKMustangFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 05
    Location
    Family of 4, coming January 2019...
    Posts
    64,257

    I seriously wonder if Thom is watching the same games as we are. He’s so incredibly awful at what he does.

  10. #25

    Join Date
    Dec 08
    Posts
    17,692

    Quote Originally Posted by mcpapa View Post
    No doubt the Redlegs have shown improvement on the mound. Have to get the hitting on track and win some of these close games.
    Shew!! Hit .212 in April, .225 so far in May, might be this is who we are??

  11. #26
    Jumper_Dad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 06
    Location
    To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible
    Posts
    48,228

    The Cubs blow a 2 run lead in the 8th? I thought we were told the Cubs and Cards didn't lose 1 run games.

  12. #27
    MJAlltheWay24's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 03
    Location
    Alexandria, KY
    Posts
    53,046

    Quote Originally Posted by mcpapa View Post
    I’ll say it. How can you be thrown out at home by thirty feet trying to score the tying run?
    That was an awful decision by the 3rd base coach. One of the few plays I saw tonight.

  13. #28
    MJAlltheWay24's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 03
    Location
    Alexandria, KY
    Posts
    53,046

    Quote Originally Posted by sumoroyal View Post
    Can anybody still explain to me how you can still defend Joey Votto?
    I don't think it so much that we are all constantly defending him, as much as we just grow tired of the bashing narrative that at times can get repetitive in these threads. We all know he isn't playing like his past self.

    In saying that, him getting on base in the 8th inning lead to them tying the game. Him getting on base in the 10th lead to them winning the game.

  14. #29
    MJAlltheWay24's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 03
    Location
    Alexandria, KY
    Posts
    53,046

    I know it was just one game in the middle of May, but that win felt a little bit bigger than it was. Come from behind win against the #1 team in the division and your ace, who has been on fire on the mound to close out the series today. Here's to to a W!

  15. #30

    Join Date
    Oct 18
    Location
    Brooksville, KY
    Posts
    464

    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    I know it was just one game in the middle of May, but that win felt a little bit bigger than it was. Come from behind win against the #1 team in the division and your ace, who has been on fire on the mound to close out the series today. Here's to to a W!
    Wrapping up with a win today would be huge.

Top