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Game Thread: Stupid Cubs at Reds (2013.09.10)

After last night, the Cubs earned their old adjective again.  The Reds can not afford to lose any more games to teams they should beat.  That includes the Stupid Cubs.  The Reds must be a little more inspired to beat these bad teams, not just the good ones.  Wait, that seems like a complete contrast in statements from what we were saying at the beginning of the season.  Well, whatever the statement, the Reds must punish the Cubs!

I expect a complete beat down by the Reds tonight.  Discuss that beat down here Reds fans!

210 thoughts on “Game Thread: Stupid Cubs at Reds (2013.09.10)

  1. Darwin Barney couldn’t hit the ocean if it was directly in front of him – yet he somehow tortures the Reds continuously

  2. May be one of those nights Dusty deems its more important to rest some players. (per Marty) Before that comment Marty said Dusty has shown no desire to use any front line pitchers tonight. (Marty wasn’t using a critical tone, just commenting on tonight’s game).

  3. And Baker puts the nail in the coffin. He really knows how to keep a team motivated, doesn’t he?

  4. Would anyone laugh if I were to say: Time to put our rally caps on, we can tie this thing up. Go Reds!!!

  5. Milton is back..
    15 innings shut out.
    Against cubs
    Have cubs done that to any team this year?
    Dusty will say at post game – well our guys tried real
    Hard ya know. We will get them tomorrow

  6. Edwin Jackson came into this game with a 4.91 ERA and the Reds can’t even score a run off of him. Embarrassing.

  7. Dusty’s lack of urgency rubs off on everyone. This was a 2-0 game in the second, and instead of doing everything possible to make sure the Cubs didn’t score again, he worried more about making sure all his front line relievers stay fresh for tomorrow. Baker’s motto continues to be “Tomorrow’s game is always more important than today’s.” There’s no doubt in my mind that his players are lazier because of it. They have no sense of urgency. At all. They can take an at-bat off, because there’s always the next at-bat. They can take a game off, because there’s always tomorrow. I’m so sick of his “ho hum, oh well, watcha gonna do, we’ll get ‘em tomorrow” approach. Maybe the guys will be able to flip the urgency switch when they hit the post-season, but they’ll probably have to do it without home field advantage thanks to this attitude.

  8. Cards have just one hit tonight….

    But winning 2-0

    Pirates whipping rangers

    So we will be 4 game out on loss column.

    One game wild card anyone

    This wipes last week joy . Reds know how to disappoint

  9. Bullpen meltdown – has simply not been an issue this year- inconsistent offense, questionable managerial decisions both been large problems all year long

  10. USA beat Mexico! If Panama beats Honduras (or ties), America qualifies for the World Cup! Also: America’s Got Talent Finals tonight!!!

  11. Early on in this game, when discussing Sean Marshall, Thom quoted Bryan Price as saying “there are no throwaway innings anymore at this time of year;” every inning matters to Price, particularly this time of year.

    How frustrating must it be for Bryan Price to work for Dusty Baker tonight?

  12. Washington now only 6 behind in the wild card with a cake schedule left. The Reds are going to be in a dogfight the last week just to make the playoffs. You heard it here first.

    • @homerandbruce:

      That statement is not the least bit objective.

      Cake schedule? Washington’s last two weeks they play the Braves, Marlins, Cardinals, and D-Backs. On what planet would that stretch ever be considered cake?

      Geez, the Reds actually have an easier schedule from here on out.

  13. Interesting to see what happens when you get guys in the game who aren’t just going through the motions.

  14. So, I could totally see Leake dominate tomorrow, and the Reds light up Samardzija (or, not). But, I am increasingly, becoming, VERY nervous about the upcoming series against the Milwaulkee “Freakin’” Brewers. Am I alone, here? I shouldn’t feel this way about a World Series-bound team, should I? Anyone? Thanks! GO REDS.

  15. Okay, no panic – the Reds have had a couple of well deserved nights off and should be ready to resume playing tomorrow.

    Go Reds!!!

  16. Why in the world would you put Mesoraco in the game at this point in time if your being cautious about his hammy or whatever the slight injury was. What if he tweeked it running out a ground ball in a 9-1 ballgame in the bottom of the 9th. Now THAT is just plain irresponsible.

  17. Well, all we can do is root for our Redlegs to get back on track tomorrow, and is exactly what we will do. Go Reds! Adios Amigos.

  18. My only (legitimate) complaint: If we’re going to lose this Division, I’d appreciate knowing WHO exactly was beating us. Can’t keep up with what lineups the Cubs & Brewers are putting out these days…

  19. Thinking about taking up a collection to send Dusty on a 10 year African Safari, departing October 2, the day after our season ends. Think the majority of Reds fans would support the cause?

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