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  • in reply to: Carpenter Finishes With How Many Home Runs This Year? #64737
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    BikeMike,
    Didn’t Brady Anderson lead the league about 20 years or so ago when he hit 50? Wasn’t he the leadoff hitter for the Orioles?

    I don’t recall whether he led the league or not but I do remember him leading off and hitting 50 dingers.

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    in reply to: Carpenter Finishes With How Many Home Runs This Year? #64721
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    I’m more worried about the number of wins the team has. Just like I was in 1998 when everybody else seemed to be totally focused on how many dingers McGwire would end up with.

    And in my opinion we need to trade Carpenter this off season. For a guy who cant hit anywhere else but leadoff he is not a leadoff hitter. His defense isn’t very good either. We need a true leadoff hitter. And we need a 1stbaseman playing 1stbase.

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    in reply to: 2018 Reg Seas Game #115 – at Fish – Wed 8/8 #64656
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    Lets see. Adolis Garcia is hitting .269 at AAA with 83 strikeouts in 350 atbats – around 22% for a K rate.

    This equates to about a .230 average in the big leagues with a K rate of around 30%.

    Don’t we have enough of these type players on the team already???

    And its good to see Carson Kelly get his average up to close to .300 at AAA.

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    in reply to: 2018 Reg Seas Game #113 – at Fish – Mon 8/6 #64444
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    Molina has hit into a million rally-killing DPs over his career. But he is so valuable. Every time he comes up with a runner on at 1st I fully expect him to hit into a DP.

    in reply to: 2018 Reg Seas Game #113 – at Fish – Mon 8/6 #64296
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    look for me behind the plate on Friday I think…splurged for some nice seats)

    Give us more details. EXACTLY where behind the plate???

    in reply to: 2018 Reg Seas Game #113 – at Fish – Mon 8/6 #64280
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    Doubt we make up any ground during this series. On paper could even lose. The Cubs have Kansas City and the Brewers have San Diego. Two of the worst teams in baseball, along with the Marlins.

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    in reply to: What is wrong with Dexter Fowler and what should be done? #63935
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    Lets cut to the chase here. How bad is the injury? Anybody have any idea how long Fowler will be lost now? Perhaps the rest of the season?

    Either way, this is Bader and O’Neill’s big chance to win a spot in 2019.

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    in reply to: 2018 Reg Seas Game #110 – at Bucs – Fri 8/3 #63862
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    Cant get a hit for sh~t when we need it at times. At least not tonight. Had so many chances to put more runs on the board.

    in reply to: 2018 Reg Seas Game #110 – at Bucs – Fri 8/3 #63810
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    Going to make a prediction here. Not a premonition though.

    The Nationals sweep the Reds this weekend and that starts them on a winning streak and back into the lead in the NL East.

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    in reply to: 2018 Reg Seas Game #110 – at Bucs – Fri 8/3 #63804
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    When is Wong coming off the DL? Thought it might be today. I am getting tired of Gyorko in the lineup all the time. Move Munoz to 3rd once Wong is activated.

    And is Jose Martinez now relegated to a bench/pinch-hitter role?

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    in reply to: 2018 Reg Seas Game #108 – vs. Rockies – Wed 8/1 #63611
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    Rockies threaten in the first. 1st and 3rd with two outs but Story fans to end the threat.

    Time for a leadoff dong by Carpenter.

    in reply to: 2018 Reg Seas Game #108 – vs. Rockies – Wed 8/1 #63610
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    My mistake. We have a catcher that is playing his true position too.

    And its hard for me to understand why Shildt is keeping DeJong in the #3 slot. All he does anymore is strikeout or hit a flyball to RF.

    in reply to: 2018 Reg Seas Game #108 – vs. Rockies – Wed 8/1 #63601
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    Fowler starting RF Bader CF. O`Neill sitting after getting 2 hits last night.Nothing like smart baseball sense.

    If I recall one of them was a little dribbler that Arenado couldn’t throw him out on. Solid hits are different from slow rollers. Maybe that explains it.

    And in regards to O’Neill, is he really a true CF? Or just an outfielder that can play CF? I am sick and tired of not having players playing their one true position. We’ve got enough of that going on. We’ve got the following players playing their #1 true position.

    Wong – 2B
    Ozuna – LF
    Bader – CF

    And that’s it.

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    in reply to: 2018 Reg Seas Game #107 – vs. Rockies – Tue 7/31 #63246
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    Speaking of Carlos Martinez, whats the word on him? Back to the DL? Done for the season? Traded for a sack of potatoes with the other Martinez?

    in reply to: 2018 Reg Seas Game #106 – vs. Rockies – Mon 7/30 #63077
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    Why is Gyorko hitting 5th? He’s not done much this year. We are in bad shape if he’s hitting 5th. Or in the lineup period.

    And hows the weather over in the St. Louis area? Has all the rain all cleared out?

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    in reply to: 2018 Reg Seas Game #106 – vs. Rockies – Mon 7/30 #63005
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    Why a 7:10 start?

    in reply to: 2018 Reg Seas Game #105 – vs. Cubs – Sun 7/29 #62905
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    So much for the reliability of your Doppler radar, Rat.

    Pugs,
    I hope its only about a 45 minute to an hour rain delay. If its any longer than that I might be too tired to watch an episode of Barnaby Jones later tonight after the game.

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    in reply to: 2018 Reg Seas Game #105 – vs. Cubs – Sun 7/29 #62879
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    Doppler radar as of around 5:00 St. Louis time shows a big pile of green stuff, along with some yellow, in the St. Louis area. But it appears as if it will be out of the St. Louis area well before game time.

    Time will tell, of course.

    in reply to: 2018 Reg Seas Game #105 – vs. Cubs – Sun 7/29 #62864
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    Tell you how confident I am with Rat’s Rizzo-Game prognostication….if Rizzo opens the game with a hit, I’m immediately bellowing out a 4 letter word and then hitting the sack. If we retire him, I’m giving the wifey a good celebratorial hug and sending her down to the market for another 12-pak. In the 12 years that I have known Rat, I have never seen him miss one of his mortal lock prognostications.

    Well, my comments about Rizzo to start the game are NOT one of my premonitions that I get once or twice a year. Its just sort of me thinking out loud.

    Pugs,
    Feel free though to send the old lady down to the store for a 12-pack. Its all good.

    Now its lunch time. Weinersnitzel, Corn OTC, root beer, some soft serve ice cream, and then a cigar while I finish the Reds game.

    r/Rat

    in reply to: 2018 Reg Seas Game #105 – vs. Cubs – Sun 7/29 #62841
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    We couldn’t sweep the Cubs at Busch for a 2nd time this season, now, could we? And if we win today we win the season series.

    Contain Rizzo in the leadoff spot and I think we are in business here. If he makes an out to start the game to me that’s a good sign. If he gets on base, that is an ominous sign.

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    in reply to: 2018 Reg Seas Game #104 – vs. Cubs – Sat 7/28 #62673
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    I have no premonition regarding today’s titanic struggle. I only get those premonitions every once in a great while. This one could go either way. Time will tell.

    Pugs? I am going to call this one 6-4 Redbirds. What are you calling?

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    in reply to: 2018 Reg Seas Game #103 – vs. Cubs – Fri 7/27 #62571
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    I was close. It wasn’t a gem, but it was close. I give myself the benefit of the doubt here. I’m a genius..:)

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    in reply to: 2018 Reg Seas Game #103 – vs. Cubs – Fri 7/27 #62488
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    Those of you that might recall will realize that almost always when I make a prediction I am spot on. I have one for tonight. Weaver will be dealing and pitch a gem tonight. Remember where you heard it. Sometimes these things just come to me. This just came to me earlier.

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    in reply to: 2018 Reg Seas Game #103 – vs. Cubs – Fri 7/27 #62197
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    Is this dud of a cleanup hitter that we have, the one that we traded some good young talent for, ever going to do anything for us other than groundout or hit little pop flies?

    I thought he was a tough out when he was in Miami but he looks about worthless to me now.

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    in reply to: 2018 Reg Seas Game #102 – at Reds – Wed 7/25 #62119
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    It literally sickens me to watch big league players at times nowadays.

    Bader has cost us two runs this game by SWINGING LIKE A MANIAC when all he had to do was make contact, put the ball in play. Even the Reds announcers made a comment that he was swinging out of control.

    IS THERE ANYBODY IN THE CARDINAL ORGANIZATION THAT UNDERSTANDS THAT SOMETIMES ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS MAKE CONTACT, PUT THE BALL IN PLAY, AND THAT YOU DONT HAVE TO SWING LIKE A MANIAC ALL THE TIME????????

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