Game 72: Reds at Mets 

  

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Phillies Manager, Sandberg, quit his job. What Ken Rosenthal said was interesting:
“Collapse of Phillies obviously not Sandberg’s fault, but widespread feeling within industry is that he was overmatched as a manager.”
Sandberg compiled a 119-159 record across parts of three seasons with the Phillies.
In case you were wondering, Price has compiled a 110-123 record.

Hey Jocketty at least Sandberg knew that change was needed—-Price bye,bye

Frazier watch…
Projected: 55 HR, 118 RBI

Who would have thunk! Fantastic year so far. Deserves to be starting at 3B for AS game.

What is Reds record for HRs in a season?

2005 – 222.

Reds player record for HRs in a season?

HR in a season by player:
Rank Player Home Runs Year
1. George Foster 52 1977
2. Ted Kluszewski 49 1954
3. Ted Kluszewski 47 1955
4. Adam Dunn 46 2004
5. Johnny Bench 45 1970
Greg Vaughn 45 1999
7. Johnny Bench 40 1972
Adam Dunn 40 2005
Adam Dunn 40 2006
Adam Dunn 40 2007
George Foster 40 1978
Ken Griffey 40 2000
Ted Kluszewski 40 1953
Tony Perez 40 1970
Wally Post 40 1955

how many fans are sick to see the Reds fastest player in the 9 hole—look if he can not do his lead job right get him out of thr Reds line-up Billy Beane might like his speed potential.

To work out the kinks/send message…great.
To leave him there/permanently…naive.
I have already posted it…you lose nearly 1 AB
between hitting lst and hitting 9th.

#TBT: Pete Rose recalls when All-Star Games were serious business
Elisabeth Meinecke
FOX Sports Midwest
JUN 25, 2015 3:35p ET
ST. LOUIS — Nowadays, the All-Star Game runs a notch above the baseline of friendly competition between the American League and National League (or, in this year’s case, between the Royals and everyone else in baseball). Fans get mad if their pitcher breaks a bead of sweat because, let’s face it, home-field advantage in the World Series is nice, but they’ve got to make it there first, and heaven forbid their pitcher gets injured in a glorified showcase.
But back when Pete Rose played, boy, that All-Star Game — be it the one in which he ran over catcher Ray Fosse or any other — was serious business.
How serious?
“When we played in the All-Star Games, we used to have a pregame pep talk by the president of the National League, whose name was Warren Giles,” Rose said during a promotional appearance at a Gateway Grizzlies game last month. “And he seriously believed that the All-Star Game was his opportunity to show the world that the National League was superior to the American League. I mean, his veins would pop out — ‘If you guys don’t win this game, you won’t make the team next year!’ And you wanted to make the team — that’s another negotiating tool you have.”
The guys in the other dugout, meanwhile, weren’t waving white flags and olive branches, either. One time, Rose decided to ask an old Little League teammate named Eddie Brinkman, who played in the American League, for some scouting info on AL pitcher Sam McDowell. Brinkman wasn’t in the All-Star Game, but Rose soon found out league affiliation ran thicker than old friendships.
“I asked him about Sam McDowell,” Rose recalled. “And he says, ‘He’s got a fastball and a curveball.’ And (McDowell) got me two strikes and threw me a hard slider and struck me out. Eddie wouldn’t even help me out — he told me what he didn’t have. Trying to win the game, and he’s not even on the damn team.”
“I remember my first All-Star Game was 1965, and I was a kid,” he said. “And the guy lockered me in between [Willie] Mays and [Hank] Aaron. I’m saying, ‘What the hell am I doing here?’ Willie Mays sitting there, and Hank Aaron. And I’ll never forget those guys. They made me feel like I was one of the guys. That’s why I love those guys. Because I was part of the team, and we were trying to win the game.”

Could not agree more. Here’s my sour grapes as this is a sore point with me. This popularity contest is ridiculous, once they gave it to the fan base It has lost it’s sincerity. What truly underlined the insincerity was when Baker’s little boy (about 6) was used as a bat boy; everyone now brings their little kids to the game. The little guy would go out and drag back the bat after the player took his turn at bat. Well, this time the batter doubled home a run and when the players was rounding third and a play shaping up at the plate, here’s Baker’s little son standing on home plate trying to pick up the bat. Luckily, the on deck batter grabbed him and got him out of the way. In any event, I for one, would like to see it put back into the sports writers hands; ‘popularity’ would then become ‘earned’. Of course the rebuttal is that the game is “the fans game”, and as long as that is the rule of the day it will remain a popularity contest…moving from stuffing thousands of ballots at the ball park voting bins to entering names 35 times on a computer. It was reported this week in an article that a guy has figured out how to alter his computer IP addy and he has voted thousands of times. Frazier never had a chance to start…

Clearly, St. Louis is also the champ at pushing keys on their computers…
Carpenter – 8 HR, 34 RBI, 43 R, .286/.384/.473/.858
Frazier – 24 HR, 52 RBI, 53 R, .294/.359/.634/.994

Reds hosting All Star game and will not have a starter on this game, ridiculous. That’s why I still say Reds needs hitters that can drive in runs, and revamp the whole pitching staff. Make call ups or trade now Mr. GM, do not wait any longer.

Except that Cueto and Chapman will obviously chosen by the manager. This will be a major ‘showcase’ for both as both may well be traded shortly thereafter. Not very long now; I have read where several teams have “talked” with the Reds about both.

How in the world can Carpenter be ahead in voting at 3rd base? He’s a good player, but his stats do not match Frazier in any area, All Star Game is for the player with the numbers for this year. PLUS MR. GM, get help for the team (REDS), need hitters that drive in runs, and the pitching needs help in all areas, starting, relief help and soon closer. Do it now.

For baseball fans…good thing the Reds missed him so far this season…
Max Scherzer already has put together perhaps the best pair of back-to-back starts in baseball history, and the Nationals right-hander will try to keep rolling when he faces the Phillies on Friday night at Citizens Bank Park.
Scherzer’s first 12 outings with the Nats produced a 2.13 ERA, but his last two have been truly special. First, there was the 16-strikeout one-hitter on June 14 at Milwaukee. Then, there was the no-hitter Saturday against Pittsburgh. In that game, Scherzer came within one pitch of a perfect game before hitting Jose Tabata. Between the two starts: 57 batters faced, 54 retired.

Scherzer starts tonight for the Nat against the Phillies. He is going for another no-hitter that could tie the only man that ever pitched two consecutive no-no’s; Mr.
Vander Meer for the Reds (1938).

No-no through 3…

No-no through 5…

H in bottom of 6th…all done.

As I think about it, Vaner Meer’s two back-to-back no-no’s is
obviously a pretty special stat that may be one of the hardest
stats to ever be broken; of course, the stat that will be forever
is Rose’s 4,256 H stat. Nobody would, could or should break
that one. Nobody is even remotely close.

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