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androosh
04-11-2016, 04:23 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CfyRBUKUAAAJON8.jpg

Tom Servo
04-11-2016, 04:47 PM
Duvall in LF in Wrigley could get ugly.

androosh
04-11-2016, 04:51 PM
Duvall in LF in Wrigley could get ugly.Billy Hamilton will save us all :D

sdwagers
04-11-2016, 05:20 PM
Duvall in LF in Wrigley could get ugly.

I think he's better the Yonder in LF though.

The Operator
04-11-2016, 05:46 PM
Finnegan on the bump!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1qlOaxdy9s

Bourgeois Zee
04-11-2016, 06:33 PM
Duvall in LF in Wrigley could get ugly.

Right call, IMO, against Lackey.

Donder
04-11-2016, 06:40 PM
Right call, IMO, against Lackey.

Lester

androosh
04-11-2016, 07:24 PM
Finnegan on the bump!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1qlOaxdy9sI choose to believe the only reason his parents named him Michael was because of this song.

GADawg
04-11-2016, 07:26 PM
Duvall in LF in Wrigley could get ugly.

What's the basis for this argument? He kinda lumbers around but I haven't seen anything yet to label him with the Dunn's of the world out there....also not to pick on you because it was a widespread opinion but if shortstop defense isn't that important why do we worry about LF? I mean last year Suarez was christened the best shortstop since Larkin despite his obvious defensive flaws

Bourgeois Zee
04-11-2016, 07:29 PM
Lester

Same guy

Donder
04-11-2016, 07:46 PM
Pick 'em: Who does Thom mention first tonight during the broadcast, Scwarber or someone on the Cubs active roster?


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Tom Servo
04-11-2016, 07:51 PM
What's the basis for this argument? He kinda lumbers around but I haven't seen anything yet to label him with the Dunn's of the world out there....also not to pick on you because it was a widespread opinion but if shortstop defense isn't that important why do we worry about LF? I mean last year Suarez was christened the best shortstop since Larkin despite his obvious defensive flaws
I watched Duvall in spring training play several balls poorly. He's just not much of a defender at any position, I figured he could do less damage at 3B.

I don't remember saying Suarez was the best shortstop since Larkin, but I do still think 1/2 of a season wasn't enough to determine he couldn't cut it at SS. I can't argue with the early returns so far though on the Reds current infield.

BluegrassRedleg
04-11-2016, 08:07 PM
O/U inning on Thom getting crusty?

BluegrassRedleg
04-11-2016, 08:09 PM
Oh man... How could we forget Lester's hold issues??? Drink every time Thom mentions it. :beerme:

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Uh oh. Issue with Cozart's leg.

Raisor
04-11-2016, 08:09 PM
Yikes

BluegrassRedleg
04-11-2016, 08:11 PM
Cozart staying in the game. Convinces Price and trainer that he's OK.

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WOW

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We have an early leader in the bad ball/strike call of the year chase.

Chuckie
04-11-2016, 08:11 PM
Ridiculous. That 3-0 pitch was at Suarez's ankles.

BluegrassRedleg
04-11-2016, 08:12 PM
Ridiculous. That 3-0 pitch was at Suarez's ankles.

It was literally 5 inches off the ground.

OnBaseMachine
04-11-2016, 08:13 PM
3-0 pitch at the ankles of Suarez called a strike, which cost the Reds a first and second with no outs situation.

reds1869
04-11-2016, 08:13 PM
It was literally 5 inches off the ground.

Absolutely terrible call.

Tom Servo
04-11-2016, 08:14 PM
Now that's a nice Votto swing.

BluegrassRedleg
04-11-2016, 08:15 PM
Now that's a nice Votto swing.

Umpire call on Suarez cost Reds a 1-0 lead and Votto an RBI.

Billy Hamilton's Legs
04-11-2016, 08:16 PM
How long until they finally make Balls-Strikes automated?

Larkin Fan
04-11-2016, 08:16 PM
I just turned the game on. What is the deal with Cozart's leg?

George Foster
04-11-2016, 08:16 PM
Cozart tweaked something....God I hope he's OK

Larkin Fan
04-11-2016, 08:16 PM
Now that's a nice Votto swing.

Beautiful swing. And alert baserunning too.

Chuckie
04-11-2016, 08:16 PM
1-0 Redlegs.

BluegrassRedleg
04-11-2016, 08:17 PM
Phillips FC brings in Cozart.

1-0 Redlegs

KYExtemper
04-11-2016, 08:17 PM
Smart small ball way to score.

Tom Servo
04-11-2016, 08:17 PM
Jorge Soler, Rusney Castillo, Yasmany Tomas. The "Cuban hitters can't fail" theory seems to be hitting the rocks of late.

George Foster
04-11-2016, 08:18 PM
When He was on first and they threw over from 3rd. He put his head down and made a "face"

Raisor
04-11-2016, 08:19 PM
I just turned the game on. What is the deal with Cozart's leg?

Perv

Larkin Fan
04-11-2016, 08:19 PM
It was literally 5 inches off the ground.

5 inches even seems generous.

androosh
04-11-2016, 08:20 PM
5 inches even seems generous.This is a family board.

Chuckie
04-11-2016, 08:20 PM
This home plate ump. Wow. That 3-2 pitch was outside.

Red Raindog
04-11-2016, 08:21 PM
Mes -- too close to take tonight -- Ump is double parked

RedsLvr
04-11-2016, 08:21 PM
I'll try to give some inning recaps for people who don't have access / needs to catch up on what's happening, if that's okay with people.

Top 1st

Jon Lester Pitching

Cozart - singles on a blooper that just barely gets past the second baseman Zobrist. 1 on, 0 out.
Suarez - hits rocket line drive to third. Caught. 1 on, 1 out.
Votto - line drive to right center. Runners advance to second and third on a bad throwing decision by Soler. 2nd and 3rd, 1 out.
Phillips - sharp ground ball to short, Cozart scores from 3rd! 1-0 REDS. Votto on 2nd, 2 outs.
Mesoraco - strikes out swinging.

Cubs coming to bat.

Jon Lester - 1IP, 2H, 1ER, 1K, 0BB 25 Pitches

AG Slater
04-11-2016, 08:21 PM
Hello, New member and Reds fan since I can remember. Boo this Cubs

Larkin Fan
04-11-2016, 08:21 PM
This is a family board.

I know. I helped write the rules.

Stray
04-11-2016, 08:21 PM
For a guy who was all over the place, Lester sure got a generous strike zone.

George Foster
04-11-2016, 08:22 PM
5 inches even seems generous.

Now you sound like my wife! This is my safe zone...

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Welcome!

Larkin Fan
04-11-2016, 08:23 PM
Now you sound like my wife! This is my safe zone...

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Welcome!

Ha!

Gunner44
04-11-2016, 08:23 PM
we better be getting that huge strike zone as well

androosh
04-11-2016, 08:23 PM
For a guy who was all over the place, Lester sure got a generous strike zone.As long as Finnegan gets the same strike zone, I'll try not to complain too much.

wheels
04-11-2016, 08:24 PM
Duvall makes Servo eat Crow!





See what I did there?

Chuckie
04-11-2016, 08:24 PM
Wow, I didn't know Duvall had that in him. What a play.

AG Slater
04-11-2016, 08:24 PM
Nice snag!

Red Raindog
04-11-2016, 08:25 PM
Gomes would have had it without diving -- but I wonder who thinks Duvall is a butcher?

:p

Tom Servo
04-11-2016, 08:25 PM
Who am I to doubt Adam Duvall?

George Foster
04-11-2016, 08:25 PM
Dunn makes that play too...

Chuckie
04-11-2016, 08:25 PM
4 pitch inning for Finnegan (it even rhymes).

11larkin11
04-11-2016, 08:25 PM
Beautiful diving catch in LCF by the backup 1st baseman

Larkin Fan
04-11-2016, 08:25 PM
Good thing the wind isn't blowing out tonight...

RedsLvr
04-11-2016, 08:25 PM
Bottom 1st

Brandon Finnegan Pitching

Fowler - hits a sharp line drive to center, caught short of the warning track. 1 out.
Heyward - line drive to the gap in left center, Duvall lays out and makes an outstanding catch! 2 out.
Bryant - flyball to CF, caught. 3 out.

Brandon Finnegan - 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 0K, 0BB 4 Pitches

On to the 2nd.

wheels
04-11-2016, 08:25 PM
Four pitches.

I like this trend. Lester threw, what? 20?

Wear him down.

Raisor
04-11-2016, 08:26 PM
Duvall makes Servo eat Crow!



Your Kung-fu is strong

See what I did there?

Larkin Fan
04-11-2016, 08:26 PM
Who am I to doubt Adam Duvall?

How dare you?

Chuckie
04-11-2016, 08:26 PM
Four pitches.

I like this trend. Lester threw, what? 20?

Wear him down.

27 for Lester, 4 for Finnegan.

Tadasimha
04-11-2016, 08:26 PM
Duvall in LF in Wrigley could get ugly.

That was pretty!

BluegrassRedleg
04-11-2016, 08:27 PM
Duval: 2016 NL Gold Glove. :)


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Gunner44
04-11-2016, 08:27 PM
Four pitches.

I like this trend. Lester threw, what? 20?

Wear him down.

25 I believe

Chuckie
04-11-2016, 08:27 PM
Lester can't find the zone and Jay is up there hacking at the first pitch. Jeez.

wheels
04-11-2016, 08:28 PM
Wrigley Field is a miserable hell hole.

Chuckie
04-11-2016, 08:28 PM
Thom still doesn't know how to pronounce Duvall.

11larkin11
04-11-2016, 08:28 PM
Hopefully Finnegan can get some swings and misses or a little softer contact. All 3 of those sounded very good off the bat.

BUTLER REDSFAN
04-11-2016, 08:29 PM
What happened to that odd way of saying duvall??

RedsLvr
04-11-2016, 08:30 PM
Top 2nd

Jon Lester Pitching

Bruce - grounds out to the pitcher. 1 out.
Duvall - broken bat grounder to thrid, nearly beat the throw..but is out. 2 out.
Finnegan - strikes out on three pitches. 3 out.

Jon Lester - 2IP, 2H, 1R, 1ER, 2K, 0BB 30 Pitches

Chuckie
04-11-2016, 08:30 PM
7 pitch inning for Lester. Jay needs to be smarter than that. Dude throws 26 pitches in the first inning. How 'bout continue to wear him out instead of hacking at the first pitch.

androosh
04-11-2016, 08:30 PM
What happened to that odd way of saying duvall??I asked this the other day. They came out and said it was miscommunication in spring training and that "Due-vall" is the correct way to pronounce it, not "Due-vuhl" like they said in ST.

Chuckie
04-11-2016, 08:32 PM
I'm pleased to hear that. The "DOO-vuhl" stuff was nonsense.

Doo-VALL Nation!

wheels
04-11-2016, 08:32 PM
I hate the Supercuts guy, and that song rivals Semi Charmed Kind of Life from the 90's for the song that most wants me to claw my eyes out like that guy from Firestarter.

bobbitt15
04-11-2016, 08:32 PM
Really need Billy to get on leading off next inning. He's made for games like this

Chuckie
04-11-2016, 08:33 PM
Finnegan is dealing so far. Hitting his spots (and hitting 93 on the gun).

Tom Servo
04-11-2016, 08:34 PM
8 pitches and 4 outs for Finnegan.

Chuckie
04-11-2016, 08:35 PM
I mean, Finnegan looks fantastic. And I was a "bullpen or whatever" guy in spring training.

Chuckie
04-11-2016, 08:36 PM
He's about ready to strike out Soler for 6 up, 6 down.

Chuckie
04-11-2016, 08:38 PM
2 perfect innings for Finnegan.

RedsLvr
04-11-2016, 08:38 PM
Bottom 2nd

Brandon Finnegan Pitching

Rizzo - softly hit flyball to center, Billy makes a solid sliding catch. 1 out.
Zobrist - routine ground ball to short, Cozart throws 'em out. 2 out.
Soler - battles on a 7 pitch AB, finally hits a soft grounder to Suarez. 3 out.

Brandon Finnegan - 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 0K, 0BB 18 Pitches

Finnegan working through the lineup very quickly. Hopefully I don't jinx it.

Through 2 innings - Reds - 1 Cubs - 0

Big Klu
04-11-2016, 08:38 PM
I truly despise the Cleveland Cavaliers. Not only are they on FSOhio here, but they are also on the alternate channel.

I will root against them at every opportunity.

androosh
04-11-2016, 08:38 PM
I choose to believe the only reason his parents named him Michael was because of this song.I've just realized the error in my ways.

wheels
04-11-2016, 08:38 PM
No nonsense from Finnegan, whatsoever. Nice job so far.

DGullett35
04-11-2016, 08:39 PM
He threw a couple real nice changeups to soler. Price knows what hes talking about

wheels
04-11-2016, 08:41 PM
Holy Mackeral!

Hamilton hit one in the basket!

Raisor
04-11-2016, 08:41 PM
Boom

KYExtemper
04-11-2016, 08:41 PM
Always a bonus when Billy knocks one out of the yard.

Larkin Fan
04-11-2016, 08:41 PM
HR Billy!

Donder
04-11-2016, 08:41 PM
Dang it Billy, I wanted to see you running against Lester!


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Tom Servo
04-11-2016, 08:41 PM
Billy! :jump:

BluegrassRedleg
04-11-2016, 08:41 PM
Oh Billy Billy Billy


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Larry Schuler
04-11-2016, 08:41 PM
BHam will hit 30 HRs this year. Mark it!

androosh
04-11-2016, 08:42 PM
LOL Hamilton.

Tom Servo
04-11-2016, 08:42 PM
Who had Billy hitting a HR this season before Votto?

11larkin11
04-11-2016, 08:42 PM
Billy Mays Hayes

TheBigLebowski
04-11-2016, 08:42 PM
That Hamilton kid is gonna be fine.

wheels
04-11-2016, 08:42 PM
This is great. Those infernal Cubs are stunned.

Larkin Fan
04-11-2016, 08:43 PM
Is anyone worried that Billy has more extra base hits than Votto?

Raisor
04-11-2016, 08:43 PM
BHam will hit 30 HRs this year. Mark it!

When I lose 50k on that bet I'm taking it out of your hide

Donder
04-11-2016, 08:43 PM
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wheels
04-11-2016, 08:44 PM
I'd love to see an eight pitch at bat from Votto, out or not.

Roy Tucker
04-11-2016, 08:44 PM
That's pretty funny. I'd tell Lester to close his mouth. It's collecting flies.

11larkin11
04-11-2016, 08:44 PM
Did I miss something on why there is an off day tomorrow in the middle of the series?

RedsLvr
04-11-2016, 08:45 PM
Top 3rd

Jon Lester Pitching

Hamilton - Well hit ball to left. ITS GONE! ITS GONE! 2-0 REDS!
Cozart - sharply hit ball, straight back to Lester. 1 out.
Suarez - flyball to striaght away left. Caught. 2 out.
Votto - hits a 3-2 pitch on the ground to short, and is thrown out. 3 out.

Jon Lester - 3IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 2K, 0BB, 1HR 46 Pitches

The Operator
04-11-2016, 08:46 PM
Votto should take some hitting lessons from Hamilton. He's got far superior power.

AG Slater
04-11-2016, 08:46 PM
They should beam Lester. Never really liked him. How lethal could Billy be if he got on base more?

Raisor
04-11-2016, 08:47 PM
Brantley:

Three up/three down except hot the Hamilton home run

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Did I miss something on why there is an off day tomorrow in the middle of the series?

See last week in Cincinnati

Roy Tucker
04-11-2016, 08:47 PM
Did I miss something on why there is an off day tomorrow in the middle of the series?

Dunno. Maybe the counterpart the Reds having an off day after their opener?

George Foster
04-11-2016, 08:48 PM
[QUOTE=Raisor;3447134]Brantley:

Three up/three down except hot the Hamilton home run

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It's not like he went to Stanford...

redsmetz
04-11-2016, 08:48 PM
Always a bonus when Billy knocks one out of the yard.

Still waiting for his first inside the park home run.

Roy Tucker
04-11-2016, 08:48 PM
Cubs hitting a lot of loud flies.

Is Finnegan a fly ball pitcher?

Red Raindog
04-11-2016, 08:48 PM
Did I miss something on why there is an off day tomorrow in the middle of the series?

Cubs home opener --- so they skip a day it seems --- yes I think it's dumb

Tom Servo
04-11-2016, 08:50 PM
Pretty sure that 1-1 pitch by Finnegan was called a strike for Lester.

Larkin Fan
04-11-2016, 08:50 PM
Cubs home opener --- so they skip a day it seems --- yes I think it's dumb

They didn't get the memo that baseball has been back for a week, I guess.

Roy Tucker
04-11-2016, 08:52 PM
Mes needs to block that.

KYExtemper
04-11-2016, 08:53 PM
Yikes. Can't walk the pitcher.

Tom Servo
04-11-2016, 08:53 PM
I wouldn't recommend walking David Ross and Jon Lester.

George Foster
04-11-2016, 08:53 PM
absolute brain crap on 8th and 9th hitter....come on man!!

Donder
04-11-2016, 08:53 PM
Recipe for success: walking the 8 and 9 hitters for the Cubs.

Larkin Fan
04-11-2016, 08:54 PM
Walking Ross and Lester is a recipe for disaster.

Tom Servo
04-11-2016, 08:54 PM
absolute brain crap on 8th and 9th hitter....come on man!!
Pretty sure he wasn't TRYING to throw balls.

androosh
04-11-2016, 08:54 PM
Pretty sure he wasn't TRYING to throw balls.He probably just expected the same zone as Lester and assumed they would be strikes.

Roy Tucker
04-11-2016, 08:54 PM
Pitched to Lester like he's Babe Ruth.

15fan
04-11-2016, 08:55 PM
Gameday sez Billy now 5 for 6 lifetime against Lester w/ 4 runs scored.

_Sir_Charles_
04-11-2016, 08:56 PM
Walking Ross and Lester is a recipe for disaster.

Walking anybody is a recipe for disaster...but point taken. He needs to find the zone and quickly

BluegrassRedleg
04-11-2016, 08:56 PM
Beautiful pitch. That's the anti-Hoover pitch. Don't give in!

Tom Servo
04-11-2016, 08:56 PM
Alright Finny, one more.

Roy Tucker
04-11-2016, 08:56 PM
Big K by Finnegan.

Hillsdale87
04-11-2016, 08:57 PM
Pitched to Lester like he's Babe Ruth.

Not sure why he started nibbling with Lester. Isn't Lester one of the worst hitters in MLB history?

George Foster
04-11-2016, 08:59 PM
He ain't no Bench....

BluegrassRedleg
04-11-2016, 08:59 PM
Someone get Mez Tom Emansky's defensive skills video.

Tom Servo
04-11-2016, 08:59 PM
Not sure why he started nibbling with Lester. Isn't Lester one of the worst hitters in MLB history?
Don't think it was intentional, Finnegan is just young and loses his command at times. It's not pretty, but it happens.

George Foster
04-11-2016, 09:00 PM
this ain't ending good

Tadasimha
04-11-2016, 09:00 PM
Did Mes catch for him in Finnegans first start?

Kc61
04-11-2016, 09:00 PM
No groove it Brandon.

BluegrassRedleg
04-11-2016, 09:01 PM
Finnegan gets Heyward, escapes the inning unscathed.

Three in the books...

REDS 2
CUBS 0

Larkin Fan
04-11-2016, 09:01 PM
He probably just expected the same zone as Lester and assumed they would be strikes.

Well, you know what they say about one who assumes...

GADawg
04-11-2016, 09:01 PM
I watched Duvall in spring training play several balls poorly. He's just not much of a defender at any position, I figured he could do less damage at 3B.

I don't remember saying Suarez was the best shortstop since Larkin, but I do still think 1/2 of a season wasn't enough to determine he couldn't cut it at SS. I can't argue with the early returns so far though on the Reds current infield.
Part of my point....spring training isn't enough to tell if 1/2 a season isn't

RedsLvr
04-11-2016, 09:01 PM
Bottom 3rd

Brandon Finnegan Pitching

Russell - fly ball to left-center. Duvall gets there and makes the play. 1 out.
Ross - draws a five pitch walk, Finnegan misses the outside corner a few times. 1 on, 1 out.
David Ross advances to second on a wild pitch.
Lester - after falling behind 0-2, Finnegan can't hit the strike zone and walks him. 1st and 2nd, 1 out.
Fowler - chases a 3-2 changeup low and away. 1st and 2nd, 2 out.
Runners advance to 2nd and 3rd on a passed ball. Mesoraco letting pitches get away from him..
Heyward - works a 9 pitch at bat, Finnegan finally gets him to groundout to Cozart. 3 out!

Brandon Finnegan - 3IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 1K, 2BB 45 Pitches

Through 3 innings - Reds - 2 Cubs - 0

wheels
04-11-2016, 09:01 PM
Heck of an at bat by both guys. Fun game so far.

George Foster
04-11-2016, 09:01 PM
this ain't ending good
Glad of the reverse jinks!!

Larkin Fan
04-11-2016, 09:01 PM
Great job by Finnegan to get out of that jam.

Hillsdale87
04-11-2016, 09:01 PM
Don't think it was intentional, Finnegan is just young and loses his command at times. It's not pretty, but it happens.

He threw 2 straight off speed pitches in the dirt after getting ahead with fastballs. I guess I just think Lester is bad enough that I wouldn't even worry about trying to fool him

androosh
04-11-2016, 09:01 PM
Well, you know what they say about one who assumes...Yep, the ump will make him look like a fool ;)

Roy Tucker
04-11-2016, 09:02 PM
Nice recovery by Finnegan. Lots of pitches though.

villain612
04-11-2016, 09:02 PM
My first game thread of the season. Work has been killing me but it's nice to finally get to sit back and watch some Reds baseball.

Tom Servo
04-11-2016, 09:02 PM
He threw 2 straight off speed pitches in the dirt after getting ahead with fastballs. I guess I just think Lester is bad enough that I wouldn't even worry about trying to fool him
True, I assume Finnegan isn't calling the pitches though.

_Sir_Charles_
04-11-2016, 09:03 PM
10585

I think Finnegan knows what it means.

Kc61
04-11-2016, 09:05 PM
What I like about Finnegan is that he appears to be throwing with great effort. This makes the change up deceptive.

Good fastball, deceptive change up, occasional breaking pitch. Good arsenal.

He's not a big pitcher so his durability within a game and over the season is TBD.

But he's certainly a very talented pitcher.

Tom Servo
04-11-2016, 09:06 PM
Part of my point....spring training isn't enough to tell if 1/2 a season isn't
I mean, sure, but Suarez played shortstop all throughout his minor league career. Duvall didn't play any LF professionally until the Reds picked him up. There's a reason for that.

Honestly kind of surprised anybody takes exception to the statement that Duvall isn't a very good outfielder.

BluegrassRedleg
04-11-2016, 09:06 PM
I think Thom may get a challenge from Greg Maddux fans on the "greatest Cubs right-hander of them all."

wheels
04-11-2016, 09:07 PM
Great job, Brandon.

Chuckie
04-11-2016, 09:07 PM
What a crazy good AB from BP.

membengal
04-11-2016, 09:07 PM
Phillips did some good work in that at bat - deep count and got the hit. Lester's pitch count is getting up there.


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Red Raindog
04-11-2016, 09:08 PM
They didn't get the memo that baseball has been back for a week, I guess.

they're Cubs -- using stone tablets

Chuckie
04-11-2016, 09:08 PM
Hella good AB from Phillips.

Roy Tucker
04-11-2016, 09:08 PM
Someone needs to tell Lester that these guys are major league hitters and sometimes they'll get you.

BluegrassRedleg
04-11-2016, 09:09 PM
Watch Lester pick someone off tonight.

Chuckie
04-11-2016, 09:09 PM
Steal. C'mon!

Bourgeois Zee
04-11-2016, 09:09 PM
Run, Brandon, run.

BluegrassRedleg
04-11-2016, 09:10 PM
And now, for the thrilling conclusion of "Why Isn't Brandon Running?" starring one Thom Brennaman.

androosh
04-11-2016, 09:10 PM
Brandon having too much fun messing with Lester's head.

membengal
04-11-2016, 09:10 PM
Really nice at bat from Phillips to work the count deep. Lester pitch count getting up there.


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Kc61
04-11-2016, 09:10 PM
I mean, sure, but Suarez played shortstop all throughout his minor league career. Duvall didn't play any LF professionally until the Reds picked him up. There's a reason for that.

Honestly kind of surprised anybody takes exception to the statement that Duvall isn't a very good outfielder.

LOL, last year we had all these posts that Marlon Byrd was playing a very good LF. No, says UZR.

Some of these guys look very steady on TV, but don't cover much area. So they appear better than they are. I know, Duvall dove for the catch tonight.

He's a converted infielder, I don't mind him in LF, it will take him time. Reds can sacrifice some defense for LF hitting.

In my Reds roster, he's the platoon LFer and a backup infielder as well.

_Sir_Charles_
04-11-2016, 09:10 PM
I think Thom may get a challenge from Greg Maddux fans on the "greatest Cubs right-hander of them all."

Who did he say was the greatest RHP? Just to be fair...Maddux was pretty pedestrian as a Cub IIRC.

BUTLER REDSFAN
04-11-2016, 09:11 PM
Shut up thom

androosh
04-11-2016, 09:11 PM
Brandon disappointed he can't mess with Lester's head at second like he could at first.

BluegrassRedleg
04-11-2016, 09:11 PM
BP steals third.

Bourgeois Zee
04-11-2016, 09:12 PM
Poor job by Phillips.

He needed to steal before that.

villain612
04-11-2016, 09:12 PM
DatDudebarelysafe

Kc61
04-11-2016, 09:12 PM
I mean, sure, but Suarez played shortstop all throughout his minor league career. Duvall didn't play any LF professionally until the Reds picked him up. There's a reason for that.

Honestly kind of surprised anybody takes exception to the statement that Duvall isn't a very good outfielder.

Last year folks were complimenting Marlon Byrd's defense. UZR begged to differ, in a big way.

Some guys appear adequate on TV but don't really cover much area.

Big Klu
04-11-2016, 09:12 PM
I think Thom may get a challenge from Greg Maddux fans on the "greatest Cubs right-hander of them all."

Don't know what THom might be saying, but Fergie Jenkins and Three-Finger Brown would be my picks.

Maddux was great, but I think his best years were with the Braves.

Chuckie
04-11-2016, 09:12 PM
Safe!

Bourgeois Zee
04-11-2016, 09:13 PM
Poor job by Phillips.

He needed to steal before that.

Cost them 90 feet.

Big Klu
04-11-2016, 09:13 PM
I think Thom may get a challenge from Greg Maddux fans on the "greatest Cubs right-hander of them all."

Don't know what THom might be saying, but Fergie Jenkins and Three-Finger Brown would be my picks.

Maddux was great, but I think his best years were with the Braves.

BluegrassRedleg
04-11-2016, 09:14 PM
That was a vintage Jay Bruce AB, unfortunately.


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BluegrassRedleg
04-11-2016, 09:15 PM
Who did he say was the greatest RHP? Just to be fair...Maddux was pretty pedestrian as a Cub IIRC.

Jenkins

villain612
04-11-2016, 09:17 PM
hahaha Eat it Cubs

membengal
04-11-2016, 09:17 PM
Holy moly Finnegan!!!


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BluegrassRedleg
04-11-2016, 09:17 PM
Big knock by Finnegan! Helps himself out with RBI single the opposite way to LCF.

REDLEGS 3
BABY BEARS 0

wheels
04-11-2016, 09:17 PM
He did it!

Hah!!

I'm flabbergasted.

Tom Servo
04-11-2016, 09:17 PM
hell yeah Finny

Roy Tucker
04-11-2016, 09:18 PM
Ha.

_Sir_Charles_
04-11-2016, 09:18 PM
Jenkins

If you limit it to performance WITH the Cubs...then Thom is right I think. Maddux had 2 or 3 good seasons with the Cubs, he went NUTS once he was with the Braves.

androosh
04-11-2016, 09:18 PM
Brandon "Michael" Finnegan will save us all.

Kc61
04-11-2016, 09:18 PM
Finnegan the relief pitcher and Cody Reed inferior (sarcasm) having a night so far.

RedsLvr
04-11-2016, 09:19 PM
Top 4th

Jon Lester Pitching

Phillips - hits a single up the middle after 8 pitches. 1 on, 0 out.
Mesoraco - fielder's choice, Brandon moves up to second. Runner on second, 1 out.
With Jay Bruce batting, Brandon Phillips steals 3rd.
Bruce - chases a 2-2 pitch low and away, striking out. Runner on third, 2 out.
Duvall - walked on 4 pitches, wasn't given anything close to the plate. Runners on first and third, 2 out.
Finnegan - hits a single to left center, scoring Phillips! 3-0 Reds! Runners on first and third, 2 out.
Hamilton - line drive to left, but right at the left fielder Soler. 3 out.

Jon Lester - 4IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 3K, 1BB, 1HR 77 Pitches

androosh
04-11-2016, 09:19 PM
They should just put Billy on so he can't steal, right? Right? :p

Edit: Looks like my stream is a bit delayed :(

Big Klu
04-11-2016, 09:19 PM
Big knock by Finnegan! Helps himself out with RBI single the opposite way to LCF.

REDLEGS 3
BABY BEARS 0

"If ya swing the bat, you're dangerous!"

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George Foster
04-11-2016, 09:19 PM
Lester not fooling anybody tonight

wheels
04-11-2016, 09:19 PM
Baseball is fun.

Tadasimha
04-11-2016, 09:19 PM
"Irish" Brandon Finnegan makes em pay

villain612
04-11-2016, 09:19 PM
Situations like that are why I will never support a DH.

JMO
04-11-2016, 09:20 PM
Fowler def prevented a 4-0 game. Duvall would have easily scored.

villain612
04-11-2016, 09:20 PM
Brandon "Michael" Finnegan will save us all.

This redszone game thread meme will never die.

_Sir_Charles_
04-11-2016, 09:21 PM
Uh-oh. Cozy pulled for DeJesus. Any idea why?

Roy Tucker
04-11-2016, 09:21 PM
I'd go with Jenkins too. Won a bunch of games for a not so great Cubs teams.

Tadasimha
04-11-2016, 09:21 PM
Cozart out? DeJesus in to play SS

Tom Servo
04-11-2016, 09:22 PM
The Killer Family

androosh
04-11-2016, 09:22 PM
This redszone game thread meme will never die.Not on my watch. Although, admittedly, I've overused it a bit much recently >.<

BluegrassRedleg
04-11-2016, 09:22 PM
If you limit it to performance WITH the Cubs...then Thom is right I think. Maddux had 2 or 3 good seasons with the Cubs, he went NUTS once he was with the Braves.

Maddux was with the Cubs for 7 years, and 5 of them were really good with no offensive support at all. Granted, he entered a new stratosphere with the Braves, but doesn't change how good he was in Chicago.

PXShaman
04-11-2016, 09:22 PM
Hamilton has hit two of his best balls tonight. I wish he could face Lester every day.

11larkin11
04-11-2016, 09:22 PM
C. Trent Rosecrans ‏@ctrent 4m4 minutes ago
Ivan De Jesus Jr. in at short for the #Reds — will update on Cozart when I know more

Don't want to think the worse, but it could be Peraza time

membengal
04-11-2016, 09:22 PM
If anything is wrong with cozart...I think that will be Peraza's music about to be played.


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BluegrassRedleg
04-11-2016, 09:22 PM
Uh-oh. Cozy pulled for DeJesus. Any idea why?

Came up a little lame after single to start the game. May just be precautionary.

wheels
04-11-2016, 09:23 PM
He just overmatched Bryant there. Pure filth.

Tom Servo
04-11-2016, 09:23 PM
I'm guessing just some sort of tweak with Cozart.

wheels
04-11-2016, 09:24 PM
I'm sure they're just being cautious with Zach.

They've got some depth at short nowadays, which is nice.

WrongVerb
04-11-2016, 09:25 PM
Will they DL Cozart just to get Peraza up?

Roy Tucker
04-11-2016, 09:25 PM
I know it's Rizzo, but I'd like to see Finnegan go after the lefty a little harder.

_Sir_Charles_
04-11-2016, 09:26 PM
Maddux was with the Cubs for 7 years, and 5 of them were really good with no offensive support at all. Granted, he entered a new stratosphere with the Braves, but doesn't change how good he was in Chicago.

I went back and looked at Maddux's time with the Cubs. Certainly better than I recalled. I knew he had the Cy Young season just before he left and I could recall one other very good year. Certainly not "pedestrian" as I stated, but I'd still take the whole body of work that Ferguson put in over Greg's. If you go really old-school...Mordecai Brown (three finger brown) should certainly be considered too. Dominant.

Kc61
04-11-2016, 09:26 PM
Reds have 8 relievers and the off day tomorrow. They could bring up Peraza for a few days, go with 7 relievers, and keep Cozart off the DL.

Would then need to send Peraza back when the fifth starter is needed.

_Sir_Charles_
04-11-2016, 09:27 PM
Came up a little lame after single to start the game. May just be precautionary.

Thanks. I missed the first two batters in the first inning. I saw the "injury delay" but didn't know who or what.

wheels
04-11-2016, 09:28 PM
I say leave Peraza where he is until they plan on him sticking around. They've got guys that can play short on the big club.

Use the off day, and give Zach the next day off. Hopefully he's feeling better by then.

RedsLvr
04-11-2016, 09:28 PM
Bottom 4th

Brandon Finnegan Pitching

De Jesus replaces Cozart at shortstop.

Bryant - strikes out looking -- 3 pitches! 1 out.
Rizzo - draws a walk on 5 pitches. 1 on, 1 out.
Zobrist - liner to De Jesus, caught. Nearly doubles up Rizzo, but he gets back in time. 1 on, 2 out.
Soler - towering popout to Hamilton. 3 out.

Brandon Finnegan - 4IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 2K, 3BB 60 Pitches

Through 4 innings - Reds - 3 Cubs - 0

JMO
04-11-2016, 09:30 PM
Bailey, Iggy, Disco, Finnegan, Lorenzen, Lamb, Moscot, C Reed, Stephenson and Simon. WOW.

SirFelixCat
04-11-2016, 09:32 PM
NM I went back and read.

Puig Your Red
04-11-2016, 09:32 PM
Who else is already allowing themself to get way too invested into this season?

androosh
04-11-2016, 09:33 PM
Who else is already allowing themself to get way too invested into this season?/me shamelessly raises his hand

KronoRed
04-11-2016, 09:33 PM
Off we go with Thom and Schwarber

wheels
04-11-2016, 09:33 PM
Oh...geesh. Shwarber, Shwarber, Shwarber.

Shut up!

Tom Servo
04-11-2016, 09:33 PM
I can't believe Kyle Schwarber is dead.

Puig Your Red
04-11-2016, 09:33 PM
Did anyone hear about Cozart yet? I'm legitimately concerned.

I wouldn't be. He didn't play 4 innings on a re-blown out knee. Not saying he won't miss some time, but I wouldn't hit the nuclear button.

villain612
04-11-2016, 09:34 PM
Who else is already allowing themself to get way too invested into this season?

Already everyday counting how many games above .500.

kbrake
04-11-2016, 09:34 PM
As George Grande stares at his Jim Edmonds Fathead above his TV, he thinks Thom is weird in his obsession with Kyle Schwarber.

11larkin11
04-11-2016, 09:34 PM
Off we go with Thom and Schwarber

Grande is behind him whispering about Jimmy Edmonds

_Sir_Charles_
04-11-2016, 09:34 PM
Who else is already allowing themself to get way too invested into this season?

Yeah...but in a good way. I always like seeing my Redlegs play fun, solid ball. Regardless of where they may end up, it's the daily joys of watching just good baseball that makes the season for me.

Kc61
04-11-2016, 09:34 PM
If they bring up Peraza, he could actually play. No need to sit him on the bench.

He plays three or four games at SS. In the major leagues.

Cozart doesn't need to go on DL

On April 17 Moscot comes up and Peraza goes back down.

I would do it, this is rebuilding. It's worth the car fare IMO.

Puig Your Red
04-11-2016, 09:34 PM
I can't believe Kyle Schwarber is dead.

hahahah right?!

Gainesville Red
04-11-2016, 09:34 PM
Schwarber is a hero

androosh
04-11-2016, 09:34 PM
I can't believe Kyle Schwarber is dead.This made me legitimately lol.

wheels
04-11-2016, 09:35 PM
Who else is already allowing themself to get way too invested into this season?

They are an interesting collection of misfits. Fun regardless of the outcome.

Gonna be nice watching them grow.

dabvu2498
04-11-2016, 09:35 PM
Schwarber is a hero

I can't believe he was able to walk on the field. I mean it's unbelievable.

Gandalf the Red
04-11-2016, 09:36 PM
Game of Thrones shocker: R + L = Kyle Schwarber

wheels
04-11-2016, 09:36 PM
If they bring up Peraza, he could actually play. No need to sit him on the bench.

He plays three or four games at SS. In the major leagues.

Cozart doesn't need to go on DL

On April 17 Moscot comes up and Peraza goes back down.

I would do it, this is rebuilding. It's worth the car fare IMO.

Nothing wrong with that approach, either.

Tadasimha
04-11-2016, 09:37 PM
No way was that a strike!

Gainesville Red
04-11-2016, 09:37 PM
I can't believe he was able to walk on the field. I mean it's unbelievable.

Can you believe that? Can you believe THAT?

Chip R
04-11-2016, 09:37 PM
I can't believe he was able to walk on the field. I mean it's unbelievable.

I thought he walked on water.

RedsLvr
04-11-2016, 09:37 PM
Top 5th

Jon Lester Pitching

De Jesus - flyout to right. 1 out.
Suarez - strikes out swinging. 2 out.
Votto - strikes out looking on a cutter that just clips the insider corner. 3 out.


Jon Lester - 5IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 5K, 1BB, 1HR 89 Pitches

_Sir_Charles_
04-11-2016, 09:38 PM
No way was that a strike!

Actually, I was about to say what a great pitch that was. Impressive to fool Joey that badly.

Gunner44
04-11-2016, 09:39 PM
Who else is already allowing themself to get way too invested into this season?

This guy

wheels
04-11-2016, 09:39 PM
I hope tonight is not the night that the pen finally implodes as it may be wont to do this season.

wheels
04-11-2016, 09:41 PM
Addison Russel is a heck of nice player.

It grinds my guts that he's a Cub.

BluegrassRedleg
04-11-2016, 09:41 PM
That was a strike to Suarez in the first.

George Foster
04-11-2016, 09:41 PM
any word of Cozart...I was putting kids to bed

wheels
04-11-2016, 09:43 PM
Nothing yet.

Puig Your Red
04-11-2016, 09:43 PM
any word of Cozart...I was putting kids to bed

No word on Cozart, but redszone has confirmed Kyle Schwarber is dead.

_Sir_Charles_
04-11-2016, 09:43 PM
any word of Cozart...I was putting kids to bed

Stubbed his toe reaching first base in the first inning. Kremchek looked at him between innings and has since amputated both his legs. Should be back in a few weeks.

Roy Tucker
04-11-2016, 09:43 PM
I think that's what I like about the 2016 Reds is they are playing good baseball.

I'm not thinking about it too much and just enjoying it for what it's worth. Kind of like the cheerleader Laurie Wagner in 8th grade where I thought she actually liked me for a couple days after she actually talked to me. I was soon corrected by her very large boyfriend.

dabvu2498
04-11-2016, 09:44 PM
Stubbed his toe reaching first base in the first inning. Kremchek looked at him between innings and has since amputated both his legs. Should be back in a few weeks.

If he's able to walk on the field, it will be unbelievable. I mean, can you believe that?

BluegrassRedleg
04-11-2016, 09:45 PM
The beat rolls on for Finnegan.

Five in the books...

REDLEGS 3
CUBBIES 0

RedsLvr
04-11-2016, 09:45 PM
Bottom 5th

Brandon Finnegan Pitching

Russell - 3-2 slider is low. Walk. Runner on 1st, 0 out.
Ross - strikes out swinging! Runner on 1st, 1 out.
Lester - sacrifice bunt executed. Runner on 2nd, 2 out.
Fowler - groundout to third. 3 out!

Brandon Finnegan - 5IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 3K, 4BB 76 Pitches

Through 5 innings - Reds - 3 Cubs - 0