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"I was brought in here to change the culture. I'm going to coach with passion" - Fran McCaffery.
Is there a better back end around than Marshall-Broxton-Chapman? Those guys just shut down the offenses at the end of games.
I used to love Sean Marshall. He is a boss at shutting down lefties in the late innings. Hell, he's a boss in the late innings when it comes to shutting down anyone.
But the Nationals have a pretty nasty 7-8-9.
Anyone want to talk Twins baseball with me...lol
Yeah they have a good one too.
Hey they got the W yesterday.
Hey don't forget the Cubs back end. With whoever is actually on it now... (sarcasm - its brutal)
They're playing solid ball against good teams, but it's way too early to be optimistic. Seems like the AL Central is always up for grabs.
What's the closer's name now? Hiroshima?
I would trade him for a bucket of batting practice balls. Used ones, even.
Life is hard. It's really hard if you're stupid.
Big win for the Reds today in St. Louis. Down 4-3 in the top of the 8th, Xavier Paul comes through with the clutch hit to tie it, and then Brandon Phillips gives the Reds the lead with a double in the 9th. Cincinnati ended up scoring 9 runs in the 9th to win the game 13-4.
I was able to catch the last two innings. Obviously they were a good two for me to watch
Good timing! It's nice to see a guy like Xavier Paul taking advantage of the increased opportunity due to Ludwick's injury.
Yep. One of he or Heisey is going to need to step up big time.
Definitely. Although with (ideally) more production at the leadoff spot, and (ideally) a better season out of Jay Bruce than he had last year, those two things can help compensate. Also, as you mentioned above, the bullpen is outstanding, and the starting rotation is more than good enough to keep the Reds in just about every game. This team really does have the potential to go all the way.
It is going to be a loooooong year in Chicago.
Gotta see this terrible call.
Down one in the 9th inning with two outs, it appeared that Ben Zobrist had drawn a walk to push the tying run into scoring position. But then it was called a
That's pretty bad! Probably the worst one I ever saw was when the Reds were playing the Cubs at Wrigley like 6-8 years ago. The batter for the Reds (I think it was Ryan Freel - RIP) had the ball thrown up near his head, and had to dive out of the way in order not to get hit. His bat never went around or made contact with the ball.
You guys can have your MLB. Gonna go watch my Iowa Cubbies tonight.
Oh c'mon now, that's a strike at the knees...if the batter was standing on the plate and only 3 feet tall.
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