Game Thread: Reds at Pittsburgh (2011.09.25) Chad Dotson 09/25/2011 16 I really don’t want to see the Redlegs get swept by the Pirates. Do you? Share this:TweetPocket 16 Responses Kurt Frost 09/25/2011 At this point does it really matter? Chad Dotson 09/25/2011 No. What a miserable season. pinson343 09/25/2011 Dontrelle comes thru with runners in scoring position. LVW 09/25/2011 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. 👿 LVW 09/25/2011 Bengals outscored the Reds by 3 today, haha. pinson343 09/25/2011 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. Steve Mancuso 09/25/2011 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. Dave Lowenthal 09/25/2011 @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? LVW 09/25/2011 @Dave Lowenthal: @LVW: Willis is a bad pitcher.Why does it matter how many runs are scored for him?HavenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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. Dave Lowenthal 09/25/2011 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). pinson343 09/25/2011 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. Steve Mancuso 09/25/2011 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. pinson343 09/25/2011 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. OhioJim 09/25/2011 @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. rightsaidred 09/26/2011 @OhioJim: Yes, that series should be memorialized. The team’s sickness became terminal that weekend. pinson343 09/26/2011 @Dave Lowenthal: I’ll be in Houston this week, will try to attend the Tuesday and Wednesday games.