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S. H. Frog

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How does it work? What is expected of the players? Hopefully, they remember. Remember, Red Sox, and win.
 

BosoxFaninCincy

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My quick scouting report from the Queen City. Mind you, the only statistics I really understand were on the backs of baseball cards from the 70's, when an interleague game between the Sox and Reds would have featured a Jim Rice at 46/139 vs. George Foster at 40/120 fresh off the heels of a 52/149 in 1977. Alas, this current version is far from the Big Red Machine, in every aspect save the complete lack of complete games, or any starter wandering near the end of the 6th inning. The Reds swing a lot, and miss a lot. Candalario leads the team with a robust .251 batting average. Also, team savant, Elly De La Cruz, brings a lot to the table with both sides of the plate power, which is primarily used this season to generate wind and not much contact. He also takes a lot off the table, witness his 3 errors last week. And if the Sox are within 2 runs after the 6th inning, I would go ahead and put an in-game bet on them to win, as no lead is safe with the Reds bullpen.

I would love for the Reds to make the playoffs. Cincy is basically a small town and sports lift the mood of everyone. But given the relative positions of Cincy and Boston on the wild card front, I can only root for a Red Sox sweep and a wait until next year for the Reds.

Go Sox!
 

Cassvt2023

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Duran LF
Romy SS
O'Neill RF
Devers 3B
Wong C
Yoshida DH
Dalbec 1B
Valdez 2B
Rafaela CF

Crawford
 

LogansDad

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I’m pretty certain that Cora doesn’t know about splits.
Refsnyder has to be banged up, right?

He did go 2-9 in his two games against the Blue Jays and K'd 5 times, but that seems like a pretty short leash for one of the more "veteran" players on this team if that's what is going on.

Abbott has severe splits (.560 OPS vL and a .779 OPS v R) so sitting Refsnyder for Yoshida without some sort of injury would make literally no sense to me. Also, I am not a Cora defender or anything close, but I imagine that starting lineups have some input from upstairs, as well.

I really don't know what to make of this.
 

Cassvt2023

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The only explanation is that he is banged up. If he was healthy, O'Neill would be in there at DH, with Ref in RF, as they are trying to keep him upright with less wear and tear.
 

LynnRice75

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Series 25: SOX vs REDS
We tackled Toronto and tore them to shreds.
We are kicking ass and we’re covering spreads.
We are showing off speed akin to purebreds.
We are Agents of Kaos. (Don’t call the Feds.)
These days, Boston fans sleep quite well in our beds
with banner-filled dreams and win streaks in our heads.
Deep within our man caves and from our she-sheds,
we are writing great posts and reading op-eds.
Though we’re taking part in these positive threads
filled with cool confidence instead of deep dreads,
rage against the machine: dismantle the Reds.
 

Red(s)HawksFan

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Abreu saying he's ready to go.
He'll probably be activated tomorrow when they face an RHP.

As for Yoshida, it's not like he's got a severe platoon split and they need to protect him from LHP (.782 OPS vs RHP, .703 OPS vs LHP). This is the 11th time the team has faced a lefty this year with Yoshida on the active roster. This is his fifth start.
 

JohnnyTheBone

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My quick scouting report from the Queen City. Mind you, the only statistics I really understand were on the backs of baseball cards from the 70's, when an interleague game between the Sox and Reds would have featured a Jim Rice at 46/139 vs. George Foster at 40/120 fresh off the heels of a 52/149 in 1977. Alas, this current version is far from the Big Red Machine, in every aspect save the complete lack of complete games, or any starter wandering near the end of the 6th inning. The Reds swing a lot, and miss a lot. Candalario leads the team with a robust .251 batting average. Also, team savant, Elly De La Cruz, brings a lot to the table with both sides of the plate power, which is primarily used this season to generate wind and not much contact. He also takes a lot off the table, witness his 3 errors last week. And if the Sox are within 2 runs after the 6th inning, I would go ahead and put an in-game bet on them to win, as no lead is safe with the Reds bullpen.

I would love for the Reds to make the playoffs. Cincy is basically a small town and sports lift the mood of everyone. But given the relative positions of Cincy and Boston on the wild card front, I can only root for a Red Sox sweep and a wait until next year for the Reds.

Go Sox!
I enjoyed the hell out this post. Thanks for the contribution, BFiC!
 

Red(s)HawksFan

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Reds in their city connects. Why are so many of these all black (or all dark)? Just doesn't look right on a baseball field.