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    And just like that ths Reds are back to only 10 games under .500. Don’t call it a comeback.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonelCrazy View Post
    It bothers me that Price used Winker last night to pinch run -- Winker can't swing a bat, he needs to go to the DL.
    Inexcusable, but not unexpected from someone as inept as Price.

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    They are carrying 8 pitchers so there are only 4 reserves. As mentioned earlier, they have 2 other OF on the 40 man roster (1 at AA, 1 in A). They had used a reserve earlier in the game so they were down to 3. Barnhart was the tying run so you want to pinch run for him (Winker, Pennington, Mesoraco were the options). Knowing that the pitcher was coming up, you also had to keep in mind that you needed a PH there plus someone to catch if you tied it up and went extras (i.e Mesoraco). If the game does go extras do you want Winker to be the last reserve on the bench? This message would have crashed, if the game goes extra innings and the pitcher spot is up with guys on base and its either Winker or the pitcher to hit.

    Likewise, Price would have been bashed if he keeps Barnhart in the game to run and he gets thrown out at the plate to end the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowboy90 View Post
    They are carrying 8 pitchers so there are only 4 reserves. As mentioned earlier, they have 2 other OF on the 40 man roster (1 at AA, 1 in A). They had used a reserve earlier in the game so they were down to 3. Barnhart was the tying run so you want to pinch run for him (Winker, Pennington, Mesoraco were the options). Knowing that the pitcher was coming up, you also had to keep in mind that you needed a PH there plus someone to catch if you tied it up and went extras (i.e Mesoraco). If the game does go extras do you want Winker to be the last reserve on the bench? This message would have crashed, if the game goes extra innings and the pitcher spot is up with guys on base and its either Winker or the pitcher to hit.

    Likewise, Price would have been bashed if he keeps Barnhart in the game to run and he gets thrown out at the plate to end the game.
    When you say 8 pitchers I'm assuming you mean relievers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Hangin Around View Post
    When you say 8 pitchers I'm assuming you mean relievers?
    Correct

    5 starting pitchers
    8 position starters
    8 relievers
    4 bench reserves

    Not a whole lot of flexibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowboy90 View Post
    Correct

    5 starting pitchers
    8 position starters
    8 relievers
    4 bench reserves

    Not a whole lot of flexibility.
    Couldn't one of the pitchers ran? Now if Winker has to go on the DL they can't backdate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowboy90 View Post
    They are carrying 8 pitchers so there are only 4 reserves. As mentioned earlier, they have 2 other OF on the 40 man roster (1 at AA, 1 in A). They had used a reserve earlier in the game so they were down to 3. Barnhart was the tying run so you want to pinch run for him (Winker, Pennington, Mesoraco were the options). Knowing that the pitcher was coming up, you also had to keep in mind that you needed a PH there plus someone to catch if you tied it up and went extras (i.e Mesoraco). If the game does go extras do you want Winker to be the last reserve on the bench? This message would have crashed, if the game goes extra innings and the pitcher spot is up with guys on base and its either Winker or the pitcher to hit.

    Likewise, Price would have been bashed if he keeps Barnhart in the game to run and he gets thrown out at the plate to end the game.
    You PR with a pitcher there. No question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AverageJoesGym View Post
    Couldn't one of the pitchers ran? Now if Winker has to go on the DL they can't backdate it.
    Sure if you don't want to put your best option out there. It sounds like the only thing Winker was available to do Sunday was run though


    Winker went to the plate last night in a 9-4 game. I'd be more concerned about that than him going in a pinch runner down 3-2

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    Quote Originally Posted by AverageJoesGym View Post
    Couldn't one of the pitchers ran? Now if Winker has to go on the DL they can't backdate it.
    He PH again last night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    You PR with a pitcher there. No question.
    Where's Mike Leake when you need him.

    In all honesty, is Winker any faster than Barnhart?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowboy90 View Post
    Sure if you don't want to put your best option out there. It sounds like the only thing Winker was available to do Sunday was run though


    Winker went to the plate last night in a 9-4 game. I'd be more concerned about that than him going in a pinch runner down 3-2
    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    He PH again last night.
    He must not be hurt bad enough to need the extra 5 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CincySportsFan View Post
    In all honesty, is Winker any faster than Barnhart?
    Not by much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    He PH again last night.
    My guess is Winker is back in the starting lineup tonight.

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    Schebler is on rehab till Wednesday right?

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    Sigh....I feel ya Doug.


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