White Sox at Reds (7/2 - 7/4)

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    White Sox at Reds (7/2 - 7/4)

    After splitting 2-2 with the division leader, I think that justified another start for me. Need the Reds to take care of business and keep things rolling.
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    This is where Riggleman shows me what he's got. Absolutely no excuse for this team to take it's foot off the gas right now. They've beat the teams they weren't supposed to...now to beat the ones they ARE supposed to. Need to do the same thing that they did against the Royals and Tigers. Taking 2 of 3 from the White Sox should be a given...but, a sweep should definitely be their goal, especially at home. Because the next 9 won't be as easy.

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    Even with a nice streak and the holiday, attendance isn't looking to increase. Projected attendance was only 15K for tonight and I doubt its much higher on Tuesday or Wednesday.

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    Reds are fun to watch again. The heat makes it hard to go to a game for me, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    After splitting 2-2 with the division leader, I think that justified another start for me. Need the Reds to take care of business and keep things rolling.
    And let's note there was no jinx effect ... although LRCW will claim they would have swept the Brewers like the did the Cubs if I had said nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CincySportsFan View Post
    This is where Riggleman shows me what he's got. Absolutely no excuse for this team to take it's foot off the gas right now. They've beat the teams they weren't supposed to...now to beat the ones they ARE supposed to. Need to do the same thing that they did against the Royals and Tigers. Taking 2 of 3 from the White Sox should be a given...but, a sweep should definitely be their goal, especially at home. Because the next 9 won't be as easy.
    Do we really think this team is playing this well because of Riggelman? Did everyone start hitting better because of Riggelman? What did Riggelman have to do with the return of Hernandez and Lorenzen to the bullpen? I won't totally discount Riggelman - let's add 2 wins to the win column for him moving Schebler to leadoff and shuffling the batting order. What else has he done?

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    Quote Originally Posted by littleluck55 View Post
    Reds are fun to watch again. The heat makes it hard to go to a game for me, though.
    I don't blame you at all there. The temperatures have made it extremely uncomfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    Do we really think this team is playing this well because of Riggelman? Did everyone start hitting better because of Riggelman? What did Riggelman have to do with the return of Hernandez and Lorenzen to the bullpen? I won't totally discount Riggelman - let's add 2 wins to the win column for him moving Schebler to leadoff and shuffling the batting order. What else has he done?
    I'd say it has a heck of a lot more to do with them getting healthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    Even with a nice streak and the holiday, attendance isn't looking to increase. Projected attendance was only 15K for tonight and I doubt its much higher on Tuesday or Wednesday.
    Probably would have been a little higher if Pendleton Co/NKU Grad Nate Jones wasn't on the DL. Might be out until after All Star break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    Do we really think this team is playing this well because of Riggelman? Did everyone start hitting better because of Riggelman? What did Riggelman have to do with the return of Hernandez and Lorenzen to the bullpen? I won't totally discount Riggelman - let's add 2 wins to the win column for him moving Schebler to leadoff and shuffling the batting order. What else has he done?
    Nope...I never said that. But, this series with the White Sox is one where other bottom dwellers would rest on their laurels after what they've done against the Cubs, Braves and Brewers. And when you couple it with the road trip before the All-Star game, it'd be an easy series to overlook. Call it a "trap" series if you want. And, to me, this is what the manager needs to make sure they don't fall into. Keep holding their feet to the fire. Don't look ahead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    Do we really think this team is playing this well because of Riggelman? Did everyone start hitting better because of Riggelman? What did Riggelman have to do with the return of Hernandez and Lorenzen to the bullpen? I won't totally discount Riggelman - let's add 2 wins to the win column for him moving Schebler to leadoff and shuffling the batting order. What else has he done?
    No, Suarez missing 16 games in April had a huge impact.

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    Team ERA

    April ERA - 5.15
    May ERA - 4.64
    June ERA - 4.06

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    Current NL OBP leaders:

    1.) Votto - .433
    6.) Suarez - .389
    9.) Winker - .383

    You have to go all the way back to 1976 to find three or more Cincinnati Reds hitters in the top 10 in on-base percentage. Morgan, Rose, Griffey, and Geronimo ranked 1, 3, 4, and 6. #Reds

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    April just keeps depressing me:

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    Castillo dealing tonight, Reds lead 1-0 after six innings.

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