I really don’t want to see the Redlegs get swept by the Pirates. Do you?

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Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.

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  1. At this point does it really matter?

  2. No. What a miserable season.

  3. Dontrelle comes thru with runners in scoring position.

  4. Once again Dontrelle has to do it himself on offense to get any run support by the Reds offense. A breakdown of the recent innings where the Reds have scored when D is in the game pitching:

    Today: 2 run 6th- Willis 2 run double; 2 run 3rd- pirates defense makes both runs unearned; 1 run 1st Willis not involved

    Sept 12: 5 runs after Willis leaves the game; 3 run 2nd- Willis single, run scored

    Sept 5: 1 run 8th- Cubs defense creates unearned run; 1 run 7th- Cubs defense creates unearned run; 1 run 1st Willis not involved

    Aug 31: no runs scored

    Aug 26: 1 run after Willis leaves the game; 1 run 7th- Willis not involved; 1 run 6th- Willis single; 1 run 2nd- Willis singles

    Aug 20: 1 run 7th- Willis not involved; 1 run 6th- Willis not involved; 1 run 1st- Willis not involved

    Aug 14: all 3 runs after Willis leaves

    Aug 9: 1 run 4th- Willis not involved; 1 run 3rd- Willis RBI 3b

    Aug 3: 1 run scored after Willis leaves; 1 run 7th- Willis HR; 1 run 6th- Willis not involved; 1 run 5th- Willis not involved

    July 29: 2 runs scored after Willis leaves; 1 run 2nd Willis singles

    Which means in the last 19 innings the Reds have scored with Willis in the game:
    Willis was involved in the scoring 7 innings
    Opponents defense responsible for 3 innings
    Reds offense scored without help from Willis 9 innings

    Which also means the Reds non Willis offense was involved in LESS THAN HALF of the innings. 👿

  5. Bengals outscored the Reds by 3 today, haha.

  6. I’ve gotten into this game, would like to see Dontrelle finally get a win.
    Good that Dusty took him out after 6. The way Chapman started the 8th scared me.

  7. I suppose it would be a huge violation of the Dusty Baker “Loyalty to Veterans Above Team” rule to try someone else as the closer in the next few games.

  8. @LVW: Willis is a bad pitcher. Why does it matter how many runs are scored for him? Haven’t we advanced past evaluating pitchers based on their run support?

    • @Dave Lowenthal:

      @LVW: Willis is a bad pitcher.Why does it matter how many runs are scored for him?Haven’t we advanced past evaluating pitchers based on their run support?

      Looks like to me I evaluating offense and offense only. No other pitcher, now matter how good or bad they are, have to work that much on offense for run suppport in their starts.

  9. Cards are now 1 game back. Braves are dead team walking. They’ll be swept by the Phillies, and the Cards will win 2 or 3 against the Stros. What an amazingly pitiful performance by a baseball team (the Braves, that is).

  10. Crap, Cordero. Walking McCutcheon on 4 pitches not a good idea. Walker’s double just missed going out. But after it didn’t, I felt he’d get out of it.

    Congratulations, Dontrelle.

  11. The Reds were 5-10 vs. Pittsburgh and 1-5 vs. Cleveland this year.

    The Reds were 8-8 vs. Milwaukee and 9-6 vs. St. Louis.

  12. The Reds were not able to beat losing teams like they did last season.

    And the 8-8 against Milwaukee leaves a sour taste in my mouth, considering that the Reds were 7-2 at one point. I’ll remember the series in Milwaukee just before the all star break as the turning point of the season. Blowing two 9th inning leads. Could have easily won 3 of 4 or even all 4, came away with just 1 win.

  13. @pinson343: Agree that mess in Milwaukee was the turning point probably not only for the Reds but also for the Crew. They had that big 10 game roadie to open after the in Denver, Phoenix and Frisco. I had them figured at 3-8 or 4-7 at best. They got through it a 5-6 then came home and won 7 straight and were off and running.

  14. @OhioJim: Yes, that series should be memorialized. The team’s sickness became terminal that weekend.

  15. @Dave Lowenthal: I’ll be in Houston this week, will try to attend the Tuesday and Wednesday games.

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About Chad Dotson

Blame Chad for creating this mess. Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, "The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds" is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad's musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine. You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

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2011 Reds, Game Thread