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wvreds
04-23-2016, 02:36 PM
1 Cozart SS
2 Suarez 3B
3 Votto 1B
4 Phillips 2B
5 Bruce RF
6 Mesoraco C
7 Duvall LF
8 Schebler CF
9 Straily P

Vs Lackey

tomnuetten
04-23-2016, 07:04 PM
Today will lose our losing record ;)

Tom Servo
04-23-2016, 07:13 PM
Fowler K's and reached base as Mesoraco lets the ball get way past him. Gonna be another one of those nights.

Straily K's Heyward but Fowler steals 2nd. Mesoraco's throw wasn't great. He just doesn't look comfortable behind the plate.

Tom Servo
04-23-2016, 07:23 PM
Scoreless 1st for Straily, had to work around Fowler reaching and a walk to Rizzo so it cost nearly 30 pitches though.

RedsfaninMT
04-23-2016, 07:27 PM
Can't recall many game threads with only 4 posts after 1/3 inning. Indicative of things to come?

Knightro28
04-23-2016, 07:27 PM
John Lackey looks like Haywire from Prison Break

Tom Servo
04-23-2016, 07:28 PM
Can't recall many game threads with only 4 posts after 1.4 inning. Indicative of things to come?
And to think everyone of the ORG had the audacity to claim they were excited for baseball to be back. :nono:

RedsfaninMT
04-23-2016, 07:31 PM
And to think everyone of the ORG had the audacity to claim they were excited for baseball to be back. :nono:

Scary part is we're still in April. Could be morgue-like come July...

Knightro28
04-23-2016, 07:35 PM
Scary part is we're still in April. Could be morgue-like come July...

Sellout at GABP. Everyone could be there. Or maybe it's overrun by Cubs fans?

membengal
04-23-2016, 07:35 PM
I would submit people will be more excited when guys like winker, pereza, bobsteve, and reed get here .


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Ron Madden
04-23-2016, 07:36 PM
DANG!!!

Banshee
04-23-2016, 07:38 PM
At least most of the Cubs' HR's haven't been cheapies.

NebraskaRed
04-23-2016, 07:39 PM
50 pitches after 2 innings. Is anyone in the bullpen rested?

Tom Servo
04-23-2016, 07:39 PM
1-0 Cubs to bottom of 2 on an Addison Rusell HR. Straily has looked good...unfortunately due to waste pitches and foul balls he's already needed 50 pitches.

40YrRedsFan
04-23-2016, 07:39 PM
Straily at 50 pitches....the bullpen of doom will be tested again tonight.

faffy42
04-23-2016, 07:40 PM
Sellout at GABP. Everyone could be there. Or maybe it's overrun by Cubs fans?

That home run sounded like wrigley

Ron Madden
04-23-2016, 07:41 PM
I doubt Votto would be in the slump he's in if he got to hit against the Reds Staff.

malcontent
04-23-2016, 07:43 PM
Fowler K's and reached base as Mesoraco lets the ball get way past him. Gonna be another one of those nights.

Straily K's Heyward but Fowler steals 2nd. Mesoraco's throw wasn't great. He just doesn't look comfortable behind the plate.
I suspect the issue with the hip. Be nice if the team addressed it so we'd have a clue of what to expect going forward.

Tom Servo
04-23-2016, 07:48 PM
I don't trust this golf guy. He has two first names and small squinty eyes.

Oh no, and now he's crediting Donald Trump.

Tony Cloninger
04-23-2016, 07:49 PM
Are they shifting Devin with the 2B playing behind 2B or right next to the SS? Not that I am shocked or anything since Devin is pulling anything thrown to him.

Tom Servo
04-23-2016, 07:51 PM
BP whiffs on the play he used to make look routine. I sadly think he really has lost a step.

and now he drops the ball on a perfect strike by Mesoraco at 2nd base. Ugh.

40YrRedsFan
04-23-2016, 07:52 PM
BP would normally get that......it's a b.... to get old.

Tom Servo
04-23-2016, 07:52 PM
Joey Votto can't hit and Brandon Phillips can't play defense.

How we lookin? :yikes:

40YrRedsFan
04-23-2016, 07:53 PM
BP whiffs on the play he used to make look routine. I sadly think he really has lost a step.

and now he drops the ball on a perfect strike by Mesoraco at 2nd base. Ugh.

Mesoraco doesn't seem to have that strong of an arm.......his throw seemed to take a while to get there.

Tom Servo
04-23-2016, 07:56 PM
Nice grab by Devin on a foul out, thought it was going to fall. Much needed shorter inning for Straily, who seemed to recognize he needed to attack that inning.

Ron Madden
04-23-2016, 07:56 PM
Mesoraco doesn't seem to have that strong of an arm.......his throw seemed to take a while to get there.

I thought the throw was there in plenty of time

tomnuetten
04-23-2016, 07:57 PM
Mesoraco doesn't seem to have that strong of an arm.......his throw seemed to take a while to get there.

yet bp has to catch that ball, if he does the runner is out (wasnīt the best throw though)

BP surpised me with his hitting so far, but his defense is pretty bad (atleast for bp standart)

40YrRedsFan
04-23-2016, 07:58 PM
I thought the throw was there in plenty of time

It was...Maybe it was BP that was slow getting there.

40YrRedsFan
04-23-2016, 08:01 PM
Schebler not impressing me .

Ron Madden
04-23-2016, 08:03 PM
Schebler not impressing me .

Duvall has clearly out played him so far

Ron Madden
04-23-2016, 08:09 PM
6-4-3 DP

Ron Madden
04-23-2016, 08:13 PM
Two bagger for Cozart

Tom Servo
04-23-2016, 08:13 PM
If you don't believe in the Cozart Revolution you can get the hell out of my face.

Ron Madden
04-23-2016, 08:15 PM
That'll Work..

tomnuetten
04-23-2016, 08:16 PM
cubs being cubs :)

Tom Servo
04-23-2016, 08:16 PM
A tie! In a game against the Cubs!

Knightro28
04-23-2016, 08:16 PM
Addison Russell giveth

Edit: Rizzo should have had that.

Tom Servo
04-23-2016, 08:19 PM
Canadian Murderbot mad at his malfunctioning

757690
04-23-2016, 08:21 PM
Who would have thought that Phillip's glove would decline faster than his bat?

NebraskaRed
04-23-2016, 08:21 PM
Hey, a lead!

Tom Servo
04-23-2016, 08:21 PM
A lead! But BP gets himself thrown out trying to go to third for some dumb reason on a double.

tomnuetten
04-23-2016, 08:21 PM
I hate bp on the basepaths...

how many outs can a player produce every season with stupid baserunning :(

Tom Servo
04-23-2016, 08:22 PM
I mean, you can applaud aggressiveness, but why even chance it? Just stand on 2nd.

Chuckie
04-23-2016, 08:27 PM
So, Straily doesn't have the velocity increase that the Fangraphs story (from March) talked about. But he is pitching well. Let's hear some explanations for this. Has he really turned it around, or should the velocity still being down be a big concern?

Tom Servo
04-23-2016, 08:27 PM
Reds give him a lead so Straily walks the leadoff batter the next frame. Your 2016 Cincinnati Reds.

gilpdawg
04-23-2016, 08:27 PM
I didn't even know Tim Hedrick was sick.


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gilpdawg
04-23-2016, 08:29 PM
So, Straily doesn't have the velocity increase that the Fangraphs story (from March) talked about. But he is pitching well. Let's hear some explanations for this. Has he really turned it around, or should the velocity still being down be a big concern?

Spring training velocities are an unexact science.

Tony Cloninger
04-23-2016, 08:29 PM
The 8th place hitter too. 7th and 8th place hitters have the highest OPS against Reds pitching this year. Lack of talent I understand not lack of concentration.

Tom Servo
04-23-2016, 08:29 PM
So, Straily doesn't have the velocity increase that the Fangraphs story (from March) talked about. But he is pitching well. Let's hear some explanations for this.
I never really expected to see him throwing 94 with any regularity during the season like the Fangraphs article suggested might be possible. He just needed to at least get back to his old, above 90 mph velocity.

Chuckie
04-23-2016, 08:30 PM
How the hell is that not a ground-rule double?

Tom Servo
04-23-2016, 08:30 PM
and there goes the lead.

Tom Servo
04-23-2016, 08:31 PM
What's the difference between the ball hitting the ballboy and the ballboy directly grabbing the ball? Seems like splitting hairs.

gilpdawg
04-23-2016, 08:31 PM
How the hell is that not a ground-rule double?

Because it's not in the rules?

NebraskaRed
04-23-2016, 08:32 PM
and there goes the lead.

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

Tony Cloninger
04-23-2016, 08:32 PM
Just like Steelers fans in PB Stadium these Cubs fans are intolerable.

gilpdawg
04-23-2016, 08:33 PM
Just like Steelers fans in PB Stadium these Cubs fans are intolerable.

A nice little 1908 chant usually shuts them up for a bit.


I may have started one a few years ago.

Tom Servo
04-23-2016, 08:34 PM
I just don't like rules that seem to invite exploitation. What this tells me is that next time the ball boy SHOULD just field the ball if it means the runners have to stop.

RedsfaninMT
04-23-2016, 08:34 PM
Just like Steelers fans in PB Stadium these Cubs fans are intolerable.

Many years ago I decided the ONE series I would not venture back for was one against the Cubs for this very reason.

Chuckie
04-23-2016, 08:34 PM
I never really expected to see him throwing 94 with any regularity during the season like the Fangraphs article suggested might be possible. He just needed to at least get back to his old, above 90 mph velocity.

I almost replied that he's not throwing harder than 90. Because, I saw him throw back-to-back fastballs that were 89 and 90 respectively. But then he just gunned one in there at 92. That's good. Because I don't think he registered higher than 91 at all the last two years.

I'm a Straily fan. The dude knows how to pitch. Not sure what is more surprising: That he was available for nothing on the waiver wire ... or the Reds thought Tim Melville was a better option to be in the rotation.

Tony Cloninger
04-23-2016, 08:35 PM
A nice little 1908 chant usually shuts them up for a bit.


I may have started one a few years ago.


At least there is that for the Cubs fans. There's not much to shame a Steeler fan.

Chuckie
04-23-2016, 08:35 PM
I just don't like rules that seem to invite exploitation. What this tells me is that next time the ball boy SHOULD just field the ball if it means the runners have to stop.

I thought the same thing. What a hella stupid rule.

gilpdawg
04-23-2016, 08:35 PM
I almost replied that he's not throwing harder than 90. Because, I saw him throw back-to-back fastballs that were 89 and 90 respectively. But then he just gunned one in there at 92. That's good. Because I don't think he registered higher than 91 at all the last two years.

I'm a Straily fan. The dude knows how to pitch. Not sure what is more surprising: That he was available for nothing on the waiver wire ... or the Reds thought Tim Melville was a better option to be in the rotation.

Herman Melville would have been a better option.

Fil3232
04-23-2016, 08:36 PM
I'm so sick of the Cubs

Chuckie
04-23-2016, 08:36 PM
Hey, did you guys know it's "April in the O-H-I-O?"

Tony Cloninger
04-23-2016, 08:36 PM
Many years ago I decided the ONE series I would not venture back for was one against the Cubs for this very reason.

But you're giving them what they want. :lol:

Chuckie
04-23-2016, 08:37 PM
I'm so sick of the Cubs

Just say "1908" and their fans tend to pipe down.

Tom Servo
04-23-2016, 08:38 PM
Well, 4.2 innings and 3 runs isn't great by normal standards, but it's practically Cy Young caliber when you're the Reds facing the Cubs.

gilpdawg
04-23-2016, 08:38 PM
Thom talking about OBP?


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Chuckie
04-23-2016, 08:39 PM
Nice job Blake Wood. Legggggo!

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Thom talking about OBP?


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He's hurt everyone on RedsZone talks smack about him and his father. I consider it an olive branch.

Hi Thom!

Tony Cloninger
04-23-2016, 08:40 PM
I used to wonder how the Padres and Braves back in 1979-80 could be so bad when they played the Reds. I had never seen them dominate 2 teams like they did those 2 years. I know feel those fans pain.
The Cubs are just doing this whenever they want.

gilpdawg
04-23-2016, 08:42 PM
Just say "1908" and their fans tend to pipe down.

Probably in 2010 or so, they started their Let's Go Cubbies business, so I started doing 1908 in between their chants. It picked up through our whole section, and some goof acted like he wanted to fight.

Yeah dude, I'm a large man, and you're outnumbered anyway, so good luck to ya. It's just sports, calm down.

RedsfaninMT
04-23-2016, 08:46 PM
But you're giving them what they want. :lol:

I fly 1,600 miles once a year to watch the Reds these days. I will pick the team's fans I can tolerate. Cubs fans ain't them.

RedsBrick
04-23-2016, 08:47 PM
Let's get Hoover in there and blow this thing wide open.

Ron Madden
04-23-2016, 08:48 PM
I wish the Reds wouldn't have to go to the bull pen so early in almost every game.

Tony Cloninger
04-23-2016, 08:48 PM
I fly 1,600 miles once a year to watch the Reds these days. I will pick the team's fans I can tolerate. Cubs fans ain't them.

Got it! I don't blame you. :thumbup:

Chuckie
04-23-2016, 08:48 PM
Random thought: Tanner Rainey was a terrible pick by the Reds last year. Supplemental first round for that guy? He was a better hitter than pitcher in college. He went to some Division 8 school and was a closer in addition to being a great hitter. And the Reds draft him as a starting pitcher in what is basically the late first round? No one had Rainey ranked that high. You roll the dice on a guy like that maybe in the 4th or 5th round, not the supplemental first.

RiverRat13
04-23-2016, 08:50 PM
Remember when the Reds had pitchers who didn't walk everyone?

Tony Cloninger
04-23-2016, 08:50 PM
I am only getting my positives from the Minor League Game threads.....then I see Lamb out to slaughter and Reds hitting struggle not to get No hit.

NebraskaRed
04-23-2016, 08:55 PM
I am only getting my positives from the Minor League Game threads.....then I see Lamb out to slaughter and Reds hitting struggle not to get No hit.

Disco seemed to do fairly well in his first rehab game in Dayton.

Tony Cloninger
04-23-2016, 08:59 PM
Disco seemed to do fairly well in his first rehab game in Dayton.

I missed that one.....thanks for the good news. Same with Bailey. I am looking to see how Lorenzen comes back as well.

tomnuetten
04-23-2016, 09:02 PM
this cozart kid is fun to watch :)

Banshee
04-23-2016, 09:02 PM
HR Suarez, reds take the lead!

tomnuetten
04-23-2016, 09:03 PM
and this Suarez kid is fun to watch aswell :jump:

Tony Cloninger
04-23-2016, 09:03 PM
I really love Cozart's approach. It worked so well for him last year as well.........Suarez needs to get back to where he was during the 1st week.

Ron Madden
04-23-2016, 09:03 PM
Base hit Holt ditto for Cozart first and third And Suarez goes BOOM!!!

Red Raindog
04-23-2016, 09:03 PM
I like some Suarez tonight


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The Operator
04-23-2016, 09:03 PM
Suarez!

Of all Cubs pitchers, I hope The Reds take it to Lackey tonight. Even more than I dislike Arrieta.

NebraskaRed
04-23-2016, 09:03 PM
Suarez!

Ironman92
04-23-2016, 09:04 PM
Hell yeah Suarez!

The Operator
04-23-2016, 09:05 PM
Votto singles!

RedsBrick
04-23-2016, 09:05 PM
this cozart kid is fun to watch :)

His avg. (.396) is higher than his OBP (.392), at least according to CBSSports GameTracker. Not something you see everyday.

Tony Cloninger
04-23-2016, 09:05 PM
See Joey. Taking pitches is a good idea. :D

Tom Servo
04-23-2016, 09:06 PM
Good things happen when I'm outside walking around in the city!

Hillsdale87
04-23-2016, 09:07 PM
When even Votto is getting hits, you know it's your day! :)


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RedTeamGo!
04-23-2016, 09:07 PM
Eh
Hoo
En
Ioooooooooooooooooo

The Operator
04-23-2016, 09:09 PM
BP lines into a DP.

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His avg. (.396) is higher than his OBP (.392), at least according to CBSSports GameTracker. Not something you see everyday.Isn't that impossible?

RedTeamGo!
04-23-2016, 09:10 PM
Random thought: Tanner Rainey was a terrible pick by the Reds last year. Supplemental first round for that guy? He was a better hitter than pitcher in college. He went to some Division 8 school and was a closer in addition to being a great hitter. And the Reds draft him as a starting pitcher in what is basically the late first round? No one had Rainey ranked that high. You roll the dice on a guy like that maybe in the 4th or 5th round, not the supplemental first.

Rainey reaches 97 mph.

He may be a reliever the Reds desperately need.

gilpdawg
04-23-2016, 09:10 PM
BP lines into a DP.

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Isn't that impossible?

Sacrifices?

gilpdawg
04-23-2016, 09:12 PM
Sacrifices?

Yep. 2 sac flies....only 1 walk.

RedsBrick
04-23-2016, 09:12 PM
Sacrifices?

That's what I was thinking.

Big Klu
04-23-2016, 09:14 PM
Isn't that impossible?

Rare, but not impossible. A sacrifice fly doesn't figure into batting average, but counts against OBP.

Sacrifice bunts don't count against either BA or OBP, though.

The Operator
04-23-2016, 09:14 PM
Yep. 2 sac flies....only 1 walk.
Well I'll be damned.

Tom Servo
04-23-2016, 09:15 PM
Quick reminder that John Lackey is a jerk who divorced his wife while she was battling breast cancer. Always love to see him get lit up.

Ron Madden
04-23-2016, 09:15 PM
Duvall 3 run SHOT!!!

The Operator
04-23-2016, 09:15 PM
DUVALL!!!!!!

8-3 Reds!!!

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2016, 09:16 PM
Duvall homers! 8-3 Reds

gilpdawg
04-23-2016, 09:16 PM
Ugh...I have to work at 11 tonight, so I told myself I'd go take a nap after this inning, and it won't end, but I'll take it.


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NebraskaRed
04-23-2016, 09:16 PM
Robert Duvall is my hero

tomnuetten
04-23-2016, 09:16 PM
:jump:

donīt screw this game up please...:D

Stray
04-23-2016, 09:16 PM
keep pouring it on boys we need it

Ironman92
04-23-2016, 09:17 PM
Hell yeah Duvall!

Banshee
04-23-2016, 09:17 PM
Back to Back, Shebler HR! Bout' time.

gilpdawg
04-23-2016, 09:17 PM
Fan interference? Looked like it live.


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Reds Fanatic
04-23-2016, 09:17 PM
Back to back homers! Schebler. 9-3!

The Operator
04-23-2016, 09:17 PM
Schebler!!!

BACK TO BACK!!

Stray
04-23-2016, 09:17 PM
We're only a few more three run dingers away from Hoover-proofing this baby.

Ironman92
04-23-2016, 09:18 PM
keep pouring it on boys we need it

9 outs and 4 runs available to allow....they are getting close

gilpdawg
04-23-2016, 09:18 PM
Fan interference? Looked like it live.


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Nope. Just the way my eyes saw it I guess.

Ironman92
04-23-2016, 09:18 PM
Hell yeah Schebler!

kaldaniels
04-23-2016, 09:18 PM
Fan interference? Looked like it live.


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Nope legit. I thought Heyward had a shot - he really didn't.

The Operator
04-23-2016, 09:19 PM
Close the book on Lackey, 5.2 IP 6 ER. ERA up to 4.97

Yes.

Tom Servo
04-23-2016, 09:20 PM
Duvall should be batting cleanup. Yeah I said it.

Ironman92
04-23-2016, 09:20 PM
So it looks like the Reds may look to get Cahill

The Operator
04-23-2016, 09:21 PM
Quick reminder that John Lackey is a jerk who divorced his wife while she was battling breast cancer. Always love to see him get lit up.Indeed.

gilpdawg
04-23-2016, 09:21 PM
Nope legit. I thought Heyward had a shot - he really didn't.

Yeah, I think i just saw it wrong. I thought it was lower until I saw the replay and what I thought was the guy reaching over was him reaching for the ball after it bounced off him.

RedsBrick
04-23-2016, 09:21 PM
Good to see the Reds don't corner the market on 'pen struggles.

Lackey's given up at least 5 ER in 2 of 4 starts this year. Did that in only 2 of 33 last year.

Big Klu
04-23-2016, 09:21 PM
Fan interference? Looked like it live.


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If there was any fan interference, it was against the guy in the Blackhawks jersey (a.k.a. Steve Bartman).

Chuckie
04-23-2016, 09:22 PM
This is fantastic. I approve of this message.

WVRedsFan
04-23-2016, 09:22 PM
My biggest fear is that 9 runs isn't enough with 3 innings left and our bullpen. Plus Price putting Hoover in to give him confidence.

Billy Hamilton's Legs
04-23-2016, 09:22 PM
Duvall should be batting cleanup. Yeah I said it.

It's still a small sample size, but if you include his minor league numbers from AAA, this would be his 3rd straight year of putting up some pretty solid offensive numbers. Maybe he's legit.

gilpdawg
04-23-2016, 09:23 PM
Rough night for the security people.


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Ron Madden
04-23-2016, 09:24 PM
Duvall should be batting cleanup. Yeah I said it.

I wouldn't mind seeing that at all

Tom Servo
04-23-2016, 09:26 PM
It's still a small sample size, but if you include his minor league numbers from AAA, this would be his 3rd straight year of putting up some pretty solid offensive numbers. Maybe he's legit.

The power is legit. If it is enough to offset the holes in his game, that is TBD. But I am confident he will mash a lot of doubles and homers.

The Operator
04-23-2016, 09:26 PM
Here comes the bullpen. :(

Stray
04-23-2016, 09:27 PM
With a big lead you gotta throw that to 2nd.

Ron Madden
04-23-2016, 09:27 PM
Nice Play Zack!!!

Big Klu
04-23-2016, 09:28 PM
Strange that the Reds make a double switch to keep Holt in the game in CF to replace Schebler, but earlier this series when both were in the game at the same time, Schebler played CF and Holt played LF.

Chuckie
04-23-2016, 09:33 PM
Caleb Cotham seems like a very solid MLB relief pitcher to me. Why were we not excited about this guy at all when the Chapman trade was made? (Or maybe that was just me.)

Also: I tend to get overly optimistic about Reds' players after I've had a few beers. A few beers I've had.

Well, nevermind. And nice throw there from Bruce. My goodness.

WVRedsFan
04-23-2016, 09:35 PM
Man, the Cubs are pretty good, but this bullpen is way bad...

JMO
04-23-2016, 09:38 PM
Cozart
Saurez
Votto
Duvall
Bruce
Phillips
Mesoraco/Barnhart
Hamilton/Schebler

Tom Servo
04-23-2016, 09:38 PM
I just want to stop playing the Cubs.

Chuckie
04-23-2016, 09:39 PM
Somebody is about ready to get out of Servo's face.

#CozartRevolution

EDIT: Dammit, I need to quit posting. Cozy Ks.

DocRed
04-23-2016, 09:41 PM
Our defense certainly isn't helping tonight....I count 4 errors that will not go down as errors tonight. The 2 throws to home plate that had no chance, Mesoraco not blocking the pitch and Brandon not getting the tag down on the steal.

Chuckie
04-23-2016, 09:43 PM
Cozart
Saurez
Votto
Duvall
Bruce
Phillips
Mesoraco/Barnhart
Hamilton/Schebler

I love how we all made fun of the idea of Cozart batting leadoff. And now we're all about it.

#CozartRevolution

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Do some damage here Joseph.

JMO
04-23-2016, 09:43 PM
I love how we all made fun of the idea of Cozart batting leadoff. And now we're all about it.

#CozartRevolution

Yeah, funny how that works out. Cozart looks like he's very comfortable in the lead off spot and is raking. Plus no other good options.

Reds
04-23-2016, 09:45 PM
Sellout. Albeit there's a lot of Cubs fans, but nevertheless it's nice to have the park full I think

JMO
04-23-2016, 09:45 PM
Wooooo. Votto needed that tater.

WVRedsFan
04-23-2016, 09:45 PM
Votto!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chuckie
04-23-2016, 09:45 PM
BOOOOM! Votto bomb. 11-5.

Ron Madden
04-23-2016, 09:45 PM
Votto goes DEEP!!!

Donder
04-23-2016, 09:45 PM
Thank goodness. Votto and us fans needed that.


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The Operator
04-23-2016, 09:45 PM
JOEY!!!

Hope this is the beginning of the end of his funk.

Reds
04-23-2016, 09:46 PM
Votto! Maybe that'll get him back on track

Tom Servo
04-23-2016, 09:46 PM
Votto! :jump:

WVRedsFan
04-23-2016, 09:46 PM
I love how we all made fun of the idea of Cozart batting leadoff. And now we're all about it.

#CozartRevolution

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Do some damage here Joseph.
Wish granted

Donder
04-23-2016, 09:46 PM
Ok I'm starting to believe they might not go 0-19 against the Cubs.


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Chuckie
04-23-2016, 09:47 PM
Haha. These ball boys (ball men?) tonight.

The Operator
04-23-2016, 09:47 PM
Keep pouring it on, boys. I wanna ruin the night for every Cubs "fan" in our park. They need to be embarrassed.

Chuckie
04-23-2016, 09:48 PM
dp

RedTeamGo!
04-23-2016, 09:48 PM
With that Votto reached .200. Next up: .300

Ironman92
04-23-2016, 09:48 PM
I'm not certain Votto's swing is back but I am certain these two Cubs relievers suck like they could be our relievers.


That slide by Phillips was awesome but looked prone to easy injury

Chuckie
04-23-2016, 09:49 PM
Uh, Jay, what are you doing there?

Ironman92
04-23-2016, 09:50 PM
Uh, Jay, what are you doing there?

I understand why he stayed

Ron Madden
04-23-2016, 09:51 PM
Uh, Jay, what are you doing there?

He had to hold up till he was sure Phillips was gonna go

Chuckie
04-23-2016, 09:53 PM
Really like Adam Duvall. Could be a fixture with the Reds for years.

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He had to hold up till he was sure Phillips was gonna go

Didn't BP go right away? I thought he did.

Big Klu
04-23-2016, 09:55 PM
Updated Reds HR list (players in italics are active):

Reds 100-Home Run Club
1. Johnny Bench - 389
2. Frank Robinson - 324
3. Tony Perez - 287
4. Adam Dunn - 270
5. Ted Kluszewski - 251
6. George Foster - 244
7. Jay Bruce - 212
8. Ken Griffey, Jr. - 210
9. Eric Davis - 203
10. Barry Larkin - 198
11. Joey Votto - 194
12. Vada Pinson - 186
13. Brandon Phillips - 181
14. Wally Post - 172
15. Gus Bell - 160
16. Joe Morgan - 152
16. Pete Rose - 152
18. Lee May - 147
19. Dan Driessen - 133
20. Reggie Sanders - 125
21. Ernie Lombardi - 120
22. Sean Casey - 118
23. Frank McCormick - 110
24. Todd Frazier - 108
25. Dave Parker - 107
26. Chris Sabo - 104
27. Dave Concepcion - 101

Ron Madden
04-23-2016, 09:56 PM
Really like Adam Duvall. Could be a fixture with the Reds for years.

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Didn't BP go right away? I thought he did.

I think he hesitated for a second by then the catcher is lookin Bruce back to first

Tom Servo
04-23-2016, 09:57 PM
oh my god that 8th inning ERA

Tom Servo
04-23-2016, 09:59 PM
no, not the walks. anything but the walks.

Ron Madden
04-23-2016, 09:59 PM
to hell with all these walks

WVRedsFan
04-23-2016, 10:01 PM
Cotham appears to be not quite ready for prime time. Close, but not there yet.

Tom Servo
04-23-2016, 10:03 PM
Cotham why. Just throw the ball over the plate.

Big Klu
04-23-2016, 10:04 PM
Cotham appears to be not quite ready for prime time. Close, but not there yet.

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/24/8e/d1/248ed18b31f2a65c12e5a840845821db.jpg

Tom Servo
04-23-2016, 10:04 PM
Oh god, two walks and now Cingrani.

Ironman92
04-23-2016, 10:04 PM
Really like Adam Duvall. Could be a fixture with the Reds for years.

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Didn't BP go right away? I thought he did.

BP may have went immediately but he's also the guy most likely to slam on the brakes and go back and that would leave Bruce looking like a fool.

I like Duvall too.

Chuckie
04-23-2016, 10:06 PM
cin-GRANNY (George Grande lingo) has no command, per usual.

The Operator
04-23-2016, 10:06 PM
Jesus Tony.

Ron Madden
04-23-2016, 10:07 PM
Surly to God we can record 4 outs before we give up 6 runs

The Operator
04-23-2016, 10:07 PM
Awful.

Tom Servo
04-23-2016, 10:07 PM
Who could have predicted the guy with a 9.5 BB/9 would walk somebody?

Chuckie
04-23-2016, 10:08 PM
What a play by Geno!

Ron Madden
04-23-2016, 10:08 PM
Game saving play by Suarez

The Operator
04-23-2016, 10:08 PM
Suarez!!!

Phew. Shut those Cubs fans up.

Reds
04-23-2016, 10:08 PM
Nice pick

Big Klu
04-23-2016, 10:09 PM
THom is wrong again, as Cingrani stays in to face Bryant despite THom's insistence that Tony would face only one batter.

WVRedsFan
04-23-2016, 10:09 PM
I think we need about three more runs to be safe. Have mercy

DocRed
04-23-2016, 10:09 PM
Wow great pick by Eugenio...I say give hime the SAVE for that play.

Kc61
04-23-2016, 10:10 PM
Who could have predicted the guy with a 9.5 BB/9 would walk somebody?

Cingrani seems to have a lot of trouble with the first hitter.

Whatever, the bullpen is horrid.

Ironman92
04-23-2016, 10:10 PM
Great pick

Tom Servo
04-23-2016, 10:10 PM
Somebody post the quote from Price about not tolerating walks again lol

George Foster
04-23-2016, 10:10 PM
Game saving play by Suarez

We complain about his glove on some routine plays, but he will get better and his bat is legit...I'll take him.

Big Klu
04-23-2016, 10:12 PM
Tony Cingrani bats for himself, and leads off the bottom of the eighth with a walk!

Ron Madden
04-23-2016, 10:13 PM
We complain about his glove on some routine plays, but he will get better and his bat is legit...I'll take him.

Me Too!

Chuckie
04-23-2016, 10:14 PM
12-5. YES!

WVRedsFan
04-23-2016, 10:14 PM
That's one. Two to go.

The Operator
04-23-2016, 10:14 PM
Insurance!

Ironman92
04-23-2016, 10:14 PM
Damn, was laughing at Heyward

...but it was Soler

JMO
04-23-2016, 10:14 PM
I really like Tyler Holt

Tom Servo
04-23-2016, 10:14 PM
Ty Holt!

Big Klu
04-23-2016, 10:15 PM
John Cena (a.k.a. Tyler Holt) singles, and Cingrani scores from first on an E9!

Tony can run a little bit!

Ironman92
04-23-2016, 10:15 PM
Ty Holt!

T Ho

The Operator
04-23-2016, 10:16 PM
Did The Cubs seriously just appeal to 3rd base when Cingrani SLID into the bag before scoring? Lol

JMO
04-23-2016, 10:16 PM
Dumb baserunning

Ironman92
04-23-2016, 10:16 PM
Our base running is a big ol SMH

Tom Servo
04-23-2016, 10:16 PM
Cubbies gonna Cub

Cozart gonna Coz

Kc61
04-23-2016, 10:16 PM
I really like Tyler Holt

I've liked him since they got him last year. I see Holt as an ideal fifth outfielder. Not the primary outfield backup, but a defensive replacement at all outfield positions who can pinch run and hits decently enough.

The Operator
04-23-2016, 10:17 PM
Suarez!! 13-5

Ironman92
04-23-2016, 10:17 PM
Cubs going back in time to being teh Cubz

Ron Madden
04-23-2016, 10:17 PM
Helluva night for Geno so far

Tom Servo
04-23-2016, 10:17 PM
Eat it, Cubs.

Big Klu
04-23-2016, 10:17 PM
I've liked him since they got him last year. I see Holt as an ideal fifth outfielder. Not the primary outfield backup, but a defensive replacement at all outfield positions who can pinch run and hits decently enough.

Similar to Herm Winningham back in 1990.

Big Klu
04-23-2016, 10:19 PM
Did The Cubs seriously just appeal to 3rd base when Cingrani SLID into the bag before scoring? Lol

Tony was giving them an earful about it from the dugout, too.

WVRedsFan
04-23-2016, 10:20 PM
Two will do. I hope.

George Foster
04-23-2016, 10:21 PM
I'm amazed that Cozart has come back after that devastating injury, in like 9 months if you count spring training. I never thought he could play SS again and have the range. That injury normally takes like 12-15 months just to get back to normal let alone MLB strength. It's crazy. Hats off to his work ethic and Doc Hollywood. a real success story.

Kc61
04-23-2016, 10:22 PM
Similar to Herm Winningham back in 1990.

Good comp, although Herm hit lefty. Very good comparison.

Kc61
04-23-2016, 10:24 PM
I'm amazed that Cozart has come back after that devastating injury, in like 9 months if you count spring training. I never thought he could play SS again and have the range. That injury normally takes like 12-15 months just to get back to normal let alone MLB strength. It's crazy. Hats off to his work ethic and Doc Hollywood. a real success story.

Independent of his injury. I give Cozart just enormous credit for his hitting improvement. Which began last season, the sample is not that small anymore.

He's not that young a player, it's unusual to see this kind of hitting improvement. Just worked at it. Great job.

George Foster
04-23-2016, 10:24 PM
Similar to Herm Winningham back in 1990.

Boy Lou played that bench like a strat-o-various in the playoffs and WS. Masterful

Ron Madden
04-23-2016, 10:24 PM
OK Tony Mow'em Down!
3 Outs Here Buddy!

The Operator
04-23-2016, 10:26 PM
Oh Suarez... You giveth and you taketh away.

Tom Servo
04-23-2016, 10:27 PM
Better he did it here than last inning.

Kc61
04-23-2016, 10:29 PM
I hate to try and read the minds of these players. But Tony C is now throwing with confidence. Not always true IMO.

Ron Madden
04-23-2016, 10:29 PM
Alright WTG Tony!!!

Fil3232
04-23-2016, 10:29 PM
9-9. And I have no idea how.

Tom Servo
04-23-2016, 10:29 PM
Great inning from Tony, he just needs to pitch every game like he's up 8 runs.


We're good again! :beerme:

Kc61
04-23-2016, 10:30 PM
Great inning from Tony, he just needs to pitch every game like he's up 8 runs.


We're good again! :beerme:

Doesn't every team need an 8 runs up guy?

Great win.

George Foster
04-23-2016, 10:31 PM
I hate to try and read the minds of these players. But Tony C is now throwing with confidence. Not always true IMO.
Up 7 runs in the 9th makes you feel 10 feet tall and bullet proof. I want to see him to it in a 1 run game, but I agree it's a good sign.

George Foster
04-23-2016, 10:32 PM
9-9. And I have no idea how. basically against the Cards, Cubs, and Pirates.

Tony Cloninger
04-23-2016, 10:33 PM
9-9. And I have no idea how.

Playing the Cubs up to this game has made them look worse?

Tony Cloninger
04-23-2016, 10:34 PM
basically against the Cards, Cubs, and Pirates.

THey need more Phillies!

Banshee
04-23-2016, 10:38 PM
The baseball Gods sure do love evening things out, good one to win.

Ron Madden
04-23-2016, 10:39 PM
I think it's important to win games in front of a full house..
Hell I think it's important to win games..

WVRedsFan
04-23-2016, 10:42 PM
If the Reds can win tomorrow, they can split the series against the hottest team in baseball and be 10-9. If.

JMO
04-23-2016, 10:44 PM
I have ZERO idea how we are 9-9. If we had a good BP, we could easily be 14-5.

Big Klu
04-23-2016, 10:46 PM
Time to dust this one off!


http://www.thesportsbank.net/core/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/CubsLFlag.jpg

http://animaliaz-life.com/data_images/goat/goat5.jpg

Donder
04-23-2016, 10:46 PM
If the Reds can win tomorrow, they can split the series against the hottest team in baseball and be 10-9. If.

Simon goes tomorrow. Temper your excitement accordingly.

gilpdawg
04-23-2016, 10:46 PM
THey need more Phillies!

Phillies have good young pitching who miss bats. Get a couple of bats in there and they are dangerous, and they can add payroll. They're in better shape than we are.

Tony Cloninger
04-23-2016, 10:57 PM
Phillies have good young pitching who miss bats. Get a couple of bats in there and they are dangerous, and they can add payroll. They're in better shape than we are.

The Reds are getting that and developing it well. Bats not so much. Payroll? Let us hope the new TV contract is at least 3-4 times higher than the old one.

Big Klu
04-23-2016, 10:58 PM
Good comp, although Herm hit lefty. Very good comparison.

Yep. I think it is preferable if the fourth and fifth OF's hit from opposite sides. In 1990, Glenn Braggs (a righty hitter) was the fourth OF, and Herm Winningham was the fifth OF. This year, Schebler (a lefty hitter) is the fourth OF, so Holt is a good match.

gilpdawg
04-24-2016, 03:19 AM
The Reds are getting that and developing it well. Bats not so much. Payroll? Let us hope the new TV contract is at least 3-4 times higher than the old one.

You're right, but their Stephenson/Reed/Garrett are already in the major leagues to stay, and they still have Appel in the minors, who has been pretty good so far.

RedsfaninMT
04-24-2016, 09:39 AM
You're right, but their Stephenson/Reed/Garrett are already in the major leagues to stay, and they still have Appel in the minors, who has been pretty good so far.

Appel has been good THIS year in 3 starts (in 5, 6 and 5 IP). He has not been the #1 pick-worthy pitcher before. Witness last year's 4.48 ERA with a 1.390 WHIP in AAA.