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KronoRed
04-16-2005, 01:16 PM
Houston

A. Everett ss
C. Biggio 2b
J. Bagwell 1b
M. Ensberg 3b
J. Lane rf .
C. Burke lf
B. Ausmus c
W. Taveras cf
A. Pettitte p

Cincinnati

D. Jimenez 2b
K. Griffey Jr. cf
S. Casey 1b
J. Randa 3b
A. Kearns rf
W. Pena lf
R. Aurilia ss
J. LaRue c
E. Milton p

traderumor
04-16-2005, 01:18 PM
Hancock isn't the only one who would be willing to eliminate a body part if it meant Aurilia wasn't starting at short ever again.

Buckeye33
04-16-2005, 01:23 PM
Looks like Dunns injury is a little more serious than1st thought.

He porbably could use more than one day off though.

pete rose 4ever
04-16-2005, 01:24 PM
Can the Reds PLEASE beat Houston? 13 in a row is bogus. :owned:

cReds1
04-16-2005, 01:29 PM
Can anyone remember back to 1995? We did the same thing to them, until the next game was bean ball day and a brawl started. I was at the game where we continued to whoop up on the Stros and next day the Brawl started and the Streak was broken. Do the Reds need to go this route to show some emotion against this team?

Do they even care?

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/schedule.php?y=1995&t=HOU

reds44
04-16-2005, 01:32 PM
WMP gets a start, maybe he can jump start our offense!

redsfaninbsg
04-16-2005, 01:37 PM
Today is the first day I get to try out MLB TV, I hope it is better than last year.

Matt700wlw
04-16-2005, 01:38 PM
Anyone know if there is a Direct TV channel with this game on today?

TeamCasey
04-16-2005, 01:42 PM
No local TV today?

redsfaninbsg
04-16-2005, 01:43 PM
I wish there was but I dont think so.

KronoRed
04-16-2005, 01:46 PM
According to yahoo the only TV is KNWS for the Astros

M2
04-16-2005, 01:47 PM
Three-year splits on Andy Pettitte:

vs. RH - .253, .302, .371
vs. LH - .299, .333, .428

I'd be starting Dunn instead of Kearns today.

TeamCasey
04-16-2005, 01:54 PM
Looks like it's a Reds on radio in the backyard day. Oh well, it's gorgeous out. I think I'll clean up the deck and wax more of my car. (I'm lazy and doing it in sections. Not my favorite job.)

Girls picked a great down to go down to the park.

ghettochild
04-16-2005, 02:01 PM
dunn is 0-5 with 4 k's and a bb against andy.

kearns is 2-5 with 2 hits 1 rbi

RBA
04-16-2005, 02:15 PM
According to yahoo the only TV is KNWS for the Astros

Yes, the Astos is my hometeam. But the game will not be available to me, because there is no way in hell I can pick up a UHF signal from Houston over 12 hours away.

GAC
04-16-2005, 02:19 PM
Man! They got the Indians vs Twins on Fox SportOhio here.

SYCMiniBus
04-16-2005, 02:20 PM
I love Wily Mo but him in LF could be an absalute adventure.

RosieRed
04-16-2005, 02:22 PM
Top of the 1st:

(It still cracks me up that the umpires are "sponsored by" Lasik.)

Everett flies out to Junior on a 1-0 pitch. 1 out!

Biggio pops up to Randa (in foul ground?) on the first pitch. 2 outs!

Something is happening at the park. Bells going off, lights blinking ... no big deal apparently.

Bagwell walks on four straight balls.

Ensberg grounds out to Randa, who flips to Jimenez for the out at second. 3 outs!

OnBaseMachine
04-16-2005, 02:22 PM
Milton throws a homerless first inning! :)

redsfaninbsg
04-16-2005, 02:23 PM
Nice 1-2-3 inning by Milton. BTW, MLB TV seems to be much better this year well through one inning it is anyway.

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 02:25 PM
Jimenez fouls out to first.

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 02:25 PM
Junior grounds out to first

redsfaninbsg
04-16-2005, 02:26 PM
Wow, fans boo Griffey.

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 02:27 PM
Casey grounds out to second. Inning over 0-0 after 1.

RosieRed
04-16-2005, 02:27 PM
Bottom of the 1st:

Jimenez pops up to Bagwell in foul ground. 1 out.

Junior hits one fair down the first base line, but Bagwell gets it and goes the bag for the 2nd out.

Casey grounds one up the middle, which Biggio gets and he throws out Casey. 3 outs.

What did Pettitte throw, 6 pitches or something? Hmm.

OnBaseMachine
04-16-2005, 02:27 PM
7 pitch inning for Pettitte.

This offense doesn't know the meaning of patience.

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 02:28 PM
Marty was just talking about the pitching we have to face next week. Monday through Wednesday the Reds face Kerry Wood, Mark Prior and Oliver Perez. Not what you want to face when you already slumping.

smith288
04-16-2005, 02:29 PM
They should. Its their right to boo if they arent getting the product they paid for. If he is going to pull in 12 mill or whatever he is making, he should at least make it entertaining for the fans.

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 02:30 PM
Lane strikes out.

smith288
04-16-2005, 02:30 PM
7 pitch inning for Pettitte.

This offense doesn't know the meaning of patience.
If they were patient, then it would be a 9 pitch inning, 3 backwards K's...but at least it more than 7! :D

KronoRed
04-16-2005, 02:31 PM
Perez is in a nice slump so far this year..he may be just what we need to face

GAC
04-16-2005, 02:31 PM
Chats open

redsfaninbsg
04-16-2005, 02:32 PM
I agree with them honestly, I have no problem with slumps but run out the ground ball Jr.

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 02:32 PM
Burke grounds out to third.

OnBaseMachine
04-16-2005, 02:33 PM
In the Reds 4 wins the offense has 15 walks(3.75 a game)

In the 5 losses the offense has 12 walks(2.4 a game)

RosieRed
04-16-2005, 02:33 PM
Top of the 2nd:

John Fay joins Marty. :help:

Lane Ks on three pitches. 1 out.

<There's discussion of putting Ortiz on the DL, retroactive. Wonder who they would bring up? Fay says Luke Hudson can start or relieve. Is that true?>

Burke grounds out to Randa, 2 outs.

Ausmus grounds out to Jimenez, 3 outs!

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 02:33 PM
Ausmus grounds out to second

M2
04-16-2005, 02:33 PM
Milton's getting lots of groundballs. Don't see that too often.

M2
04-16-2005, 02:35 PM
Perez is in a nice slump so far this year..he may be just what we need to face

Or it might work the other way around. He obliterated the Reds last year.

KronoRed
04-16-2005, 02:36 PM
Or it might work the other way around. He obliterated the Reds last year.
I'm trying to think positive ;)

RosieRed
04-16-2005, 02:39 PM
Bottom of the 2nd:

Randa flies out to Tavaras. 1 out.

<Today's trivia question: Who is the only HOFer to pitch to a horse?>

<Marty reveals he wears all-white Jockeys. :help: TMI! >

Kearns Ks swinging, 2 outs.

Pena Ks swinging, 3 outs.

Pettitte throwing 86-87, per Marty, but he's perfect through 2.

OnBaseMachine
04-16-2005, 02:40 PM
10 pitch inning for Pettitte. He should reach his 100th pitch by the 16th inning.

M2
04-16-2005, 02:43 PM
The Astros have a Thursday/Friday ticket special of 10 for $50. I can't get an assigned seat at a minor league game for that price in my neck of the woods.

RosieRed
04-16-2005, 02:44 PM
Top of the 3rd:

Tavaras flies out to someone. (Jimenez?) 1 out.

Pettitte grounds out to Jimenez, 2 outs.

Everett Ks, 3 outs!

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 02:45 PM
Everett strikes out to end the inning. 7 in row retired by Milton.

westofyou
04-16-2005, 02:46 PM
Top of the 2nd:

John Fay joins Marty.

I'm listening to Milo Hamiliton and Alan Ashby. They beat on Griffeys hustle during his AB and mentioned how it was the same in Houston.

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 02:49 PM
Larue with an infield hit.

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 02:51 PM
Milton attempts to sacrifice but bunts into a fielder's choice.

M2
04-16-2005, 02:51 PM
LaRue was running real well on that single. He also put on a nice takeout slide to prevent the DP.

RosieRed
04-16-2005, 02:53 PM
Bottom of the 3rd:

Aurilia tries to bunt (????) and pops up to Ausmus. 1 out.

LaRue hits one to third, Ensberg bare-hands it, but LaRue is safe! The Reds have a baserunner!

Milton bunts it right back to the mound and Pettitte throws out LaRue at second. Milton safe at first. 2 outs.

Jimenez grounds one to Ensberg, who throws him out. 3 outs.

Scoreless after three.

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 02:53 PM
Jimenez grounds out to end the inning.

RosieRed
04-16-2005, 02:54 PM
I'm listening to Milo Hamiliton and Alan Ashby. They beat on Griffeys hustle during his AB and mentioned how it was the same in Houston.

Marty mentioned that too, but I chose to ignore him. :)

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 02:57 PM
Biggio flies out to short.

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 02:59 PM
Bagwell strikes out.

M2
04-16-2005, 03:00 PM
The ump's calling the outside strike. Milton can live out there if he chooses.

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 03:00 PM
Ensberg singles.

RosieRed
04-16-2005, 03:02 PM
Top of the 4th:

Biggio works the count full, then pops out to Aurilia. 1 out.

Bagwell Ks looking!! 2 out. (Milton's third K of the game.)

Ensberg singles to left (I think). Boo.

Lane lines one to Jimenez for out No. 3.

DoogMinAmo
04-16-2005, 03:04 PM
A lot of pops to D'Lo means the Stros are being fooled pretty well right now, and that they aren't too happy about the outside strike. Seems like a pitcher's paradise at the GAB today.

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 03:06 PM
Junior walks to lead off the inning.

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 03:07 PM
Casey with a hit. 1st and 3rd with no outs.

DoogMinAmo
04-16-2005, 03:07 PM
That six pitch at bat/ walk by Junior was about 17 percent of Pettites pitches for the first four innings. Casey singles! 1st second no outs. Cmon, chase Pettite.

Matt700wlw
04-16-2005, 03:07 PM
Casey with a hit. 1st and 3rd with no outs.


They better score!!

M2
04-16-2005, 03:08 PM
Wow, lefties mounting a threat against Pettitte. Let's see if the righties can deliver them.

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 03:08 PM
correction it is 1st and 2nd with no outs.

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 03:09 PM
Randa with a deep fly out to left and Casey gets doubled off of first. 2 outs.

Matt700wlw
04-16-2005, 03:09 PM
double play on baserunning blunder by Casey

Good lord.

OnBaseMachine
04-16-2005, 03:10 PM
Fastastic baserunning from Casey ruins a potential big inning.

DoogMinAmo
04-16-2005, 03:11 PM
Pettite pitching around Kearns, 3 straight balls.

He walked him. Cmon Mo, show em what's up!

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 03:11 PM
Kearns walks. 1st and 2nd with 2 outs for Pena.

M2
04-16-2005, 03:11 PM
Don't know what Casey was thinking. Burke clearly had a chance at anything that was staying in the park ... and Sean didn't have to be busting his tail on anything that was leaving the park.

WVPacman
04-16-2005, 03:12 PM
Were can I listen to the game?? Athensi.com won't come in!! :rant2:

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 03:12 PM
Pena drives in a run 1-0 Reds. Runners now on 2nd and 3rd.

M2
04-16-2005, 03:13 PM
Wily Mo gets the RBI. I'm surprised the Astros pitched around Kearns to get to him.

DoogMinAmo
04-16-2005, 03:13 PM
Way to go Mo! Single scores Griff, Kearns to third, Mo to 2nd on throw.

Cedric
04-16-2005, 03:13 PM
Wily!

SanDiegoRed
04-16-2005, 03:14 PM
Aurillo with runners in scoring position...sigh

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 03:15 PM
Aurilia gets a hit drives in 2 runs 3-0 Reds!!

The Baumer
04-16-2005, 03:15 PM
I will waste one of my 6 posts by saying BOOYAH AURILLIA!

SanDiegoRed
04-16-2005, 03:15 PM
OMG!!! Aurillo

KronoRed
04-16-2005, 03:15 PM
Aurilia

I'm shocked

Matt700wlw
04-16-2005, 03:15 PM
Aurillo with runners in scoring position...sigh

Rich Aurilia pulls through :bowrofl:

Falls City Beer
04-16-2005, 03:16 PM
I will waste one of my 6 posts by saying BOOYAH AURILLIA!

Do they have you on six-post limit?

DoogMinAmo
04-16-2005, 03:16 PM
Aurilia doubters must delay a little bit longer. Richie Rich singles and plates Kearns and Mo. Reds up 3-0. Pettite who?

Note: All these runs have come with two outs and RISP. :dancingco

RosieRed
04-16-2005, 03:16 PM
Bottom of the 4th:

Junior works the count full, and ... walks!

Casey gets a base hit! Junior to second, no outs.

Randa flies out deep to Burke in left, and Casey gets doubled off. Apparently he had run all the way past second base. Junior still at second, 2 outs.

That's one way to kill momentum.

Kearns takes a base on balls.

Pena singles! A base hit!! JUNIOR scores! Kearns goes to third, Pena to second. 2 outs, Reds take a 1-0 lead.

Aurilia flares one over Biggio's head!!! PENA scores, KEARNS scores! Aurilia is at first, 2 outs.

<Marty points out that these guys have picked up Casey "big time" in this inning. I have to agree.>

LaRue pops out to Bagwell to end the inning.

After 4: Reds 3, Astros 0

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 03:17 PM
Larue flies out to 1st. 3-0 Reds after 4.

Cedric
04-16-2005, 03:18 PM
I wish we could face lefties all year.

OnBaseMachine
04-16-2005, 03:18 PM
Good news: Aurilia 2 run single.

Bad news: That hit probably earns him another month of starting.

M2
04-16-2005, 03:18 PM
Aurilia doubters must delay a little bit longer. Richie Rich singles and plates Kearns and Mo.

He should send Craig Biggio a thank you card.

Falls City Beer
04-16-2005, 03:18 PM
Aurilia doubters must delay a little bit longer. Richie Rich singles and plates Kearns and Mo. Reds up 3-0. Pettite who?

Note: All these runs have come with two outs and RISP. :dancingco

Two walks in the inning. Three runs. You figger it out.

DoogMinAmo
04-16-2005, 03:19 PM
Milton 45 pitches through four. 1 hit and 1 walk allowed, 3 Ks. So far so good, now lets see what he can do with a lead? :)

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 03:20 PM
Burke singles to lead off the inning

Matt700wlw
04-16-2005, 03:20 PM
Milton 45 pitches through four. 1 hit and 1 walk allowed, 3 Ks. So far so good, now lets see what he can do with a lead? :)


He has breathing room for HRs with men on base! :ughmamoru

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 03:20 PM
Ausmus doubles. 3-1.

KronoRed
04-16-2005, 03:21 PM
I'd say get the pen up..but that would mean the Weathers/Weber team :help:

Mutaman
04-16-2005, 03:21 PM
I always liked that Aurilia guy.

Matt700wlw
04-16-2005, 03:21 PM
He has breathing room for HRs with men on base! :ughmamoru


Maybe I should shut up :D

DoogMinAmo
04-16-2005, 03:21 PM
There goes that, Milton blows it! Burke singles after two pitches, then Ausmus doubles him home on the next pitch... Gullett visits:rant2:

PickOff
04-16-2005, 03:21 PM
Is anybody watching this game? If so, how does Milton's stuff look?

Okay, a single and a double, I gues that tells me something.

Falls City Beer
04-16-2005, 03:23 PM
Is anybody watching this game? If so, how does Milton's stuff look?

Okay, a single and a double, I gues that tells me something.

It's not the single that's a problem; it's the double to a total stiff like Ausmus that's a killer.

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 03:23 PM
Taveras flies out to left

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 03:24 PM
It's not the single that's a problem; it's the double to a total stiff like Ausmus that's a killer.
Ausmus was in an 0 for 19 slump before that double

westofyou
04-16-2005, 03:25 PM
Ausmus doubles. 3-1.

Yikes... the guy has 45 doubles in his last 1300 ab's

Casey had 44 last year.

WVPacman
04-16-2005, 03:25 PM
Were can I lsten to the game free?? Somebody answer me b/c I only have 4 posts left!!!!!! :rolleyes:

top6
04-16-2005, 03:25 PM
can somebody tell me what in the name of god marty is talking about right now? something about an egyptian tomb? is there a baseball game going on?

M2
04-16-2005, 03:25 PM
PickOff, Milton's looked great until this inning. He's kept the ball low and poured in outside strikes. Now he's getting caught up in the zone a bit.

Astros announcers try to rationalize why Adam Everett's still hitting leadoff while Willy Tavares remains in the #8 spot, proof that humans can convince themselves of anything.

Falls City Beer
04-16-2005, 03:25 PM
Wow. A mound-visit after surrendering only one run. DanO must be giving his coaching staff a "no excuses" dictum.

BCubb2003
04-16-2005, 03:25 PM
This is where I'd rather hear Vin Scully.

Matt700wlw
04-16-2005, 03:26 PM
Were can I lsten to the game free?? Somebody answer me b/c I only have 4 posts left!!!!!! :rolleyes:


I don't think you can

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 03:26 PM
Were can I lsten to the game free?? Somebody answer me b/c I only have 4 posts left!!!!!! :rolleyes:
That WATH link on athensi.com is the only one I know about.

Matt700wlw
04-16-2005, 03:26 PM
can somebody tell me what in the name of god marty is talking about right now? something about an egyptian tomb? is there a baseball game going on?


It's an email....calm down

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 03:26 PM
Pettite struck out. 2 outs.

Larkin411
04-16-2005, 03:27 PM
It's not the single that's a problem; it's the double to a total stiff like Ausmus that's a killer.

If I'd actually put my HACKING MASS team together on time, I'd be pissed at Milton for letting my catcher get a hit like that. I'd projected him to be the stiffest catcher for the year.

RosieRed
04-16-2005, 03:28 PM
Top of the 5th:

Burke promptly leads off with a single.

Ausmus, who is batting .080, hits a double and Burke scores. 3-1, no outs. Boo.

Tavaras flies out to Pena, 1 out. Ausmus still at second.

<What is Marty talking about??? Some stone carving, and something about all-you-can-eat buffets?>

Pettitte Ks swinging, 2 outs.

Everett grounds one to Aurilia and is thrown out at first to end the inning.

Reds 3, Astros 1.

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 03:28 PM
Everett grounds out to short. Inning over. 3-1 Reds in the middle of the 5th.

KronoRed
04-16-2005, 03:29 PM
It's an email....calm down
Marty needs to give up the play by play and get an afternoon radio show for purple pigs and goats ;)

BCubb2003
04-16-2005, 03:29 PM
thegamelive.com has a collection of possible stations.

DoogMinAmo
04-16-2005, 03:30 PM
Milton escapes the jam, luckily a Reds' pitcher made it through the bottom of the order without getting shelled. 3-1 Reds going to bottom of the 5th.

M2
04-16-2005, 03:30 PM
Everett's an idiot at the plate. 3-0 count, two outs, down two runs and he swings.

Milton's big test comes next inning.

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 03:32 PM
Jimenez lines out. 2 outs.

Larkin411
04-16-2005, 03:32 PM
Griffey Doubles!

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 03:32 PM
Junior doubles

DoogMinAmo
04-16-2005, 03:33 PM
Everett's an idiot at the plate. 3-0 count, two outs, down two runs and he swings.

Milton's big test comes next inning.

That's why as a manager, you rarely give the green light on a 3-0 count. Especially not with a runner on second, the heart of the order up, 2 outs, and Milton not being able to place anything right now.

KronoRed
04-16-2005, 03:33 PM
Come on Casey

RFS62
04-16-2005, 03:33 PM
PickOff, Milton's looked great until this inning. He's kept the ball low and poured in outside strikes. Now he's getting caught up in the zone a bit.



Yeah, I totally agree. He's kept the ball down pretty well so far.

M2
04-16-2005, 03:34 PM
You can tell Jr.'s legs aren't right. That's a triple for most hitters.

Larkin411
04-16-2005, 03:34 PM
base hit up the middle....Griffey to third.

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 03:35 PM
Casey singles. 1st and 3rd with 2 outs.

Cedric
04-16-2005, 03:35 PM
How didn't he score on that? I didn't listen so I'm asking.

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 03:36 PM
Randa grounds out.

RosieRed
04-16-2005, 03:36 PM
Bottom of the 5th:

Milton hits one back to Pettitte, is out at first. 1 down.

Jimenez lines one to second, which Biggio dives for and catches. 2 down.

Junior hits one over the head of Lane (or someone) for a double!

Casey hits one up the middle, but Junior is held up at third. They're at the corners with 2 outs.

Randa grounds out to third. 3 outs, inning over.

Reds 3, Astros 1.

M2
04-16-2005, 03:36 PM
Lefties hitting Pettitte again. Righties not so much.

RFS62
04-16-2005, 03:36 PM
Junior's leg problems remind me of Mickey Mantle.

PickOff
04-16-2005, 03:37 PM
PickOff, Milton's looked great until this inning. He's kept the ball low and poured in outside strikes. Now he's getting caught up in the zone a bit.

Astros announcers try to rationalize why Adam Everett's still hitting leadoff while Willy Tavares remains in the #8 spot, proof that humans can convince themselves of anything.


Thanks for the reponse. Good to know he's looking generally good. I have actually seen only one game this year and it was the opener. Wilson looked particulary lucky to get buy with only three runs with the no location softballs he was floating up there.

Marty doesn't generally give to many discriptions about the movement or velocity of the Reds pitchers.

Why would Everett ever bat leadoff? ugh. Career obp .314 and 26 sb.

M2
04-16-2005, 03:37 PM
How didn't he score on that? I didn't listen so I'm asking.

Jr. would have been toast if he tried it. Another runner's probably safe, but he's running at Mo Vaughn speed right now.

Falls City Beer
04-16-2005, 03:38 PM
Boy, that really would have sucked to have Dunn batting 4th. :rolleyes:

DoogMinAmo
04-16-2005, 03:38 PM
60 pitches through 5 for Milton, hopefully he can breeze thorugh the heart of the order, and get the bully some much needed rest.

jhiller21
04-16-2005, 03:39 PM
"The nicest guy in the history of baseball, Barry Bonds"

:laugh:

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 03:39 PM
Biggio strikes out.

westofyou
04-16-2005, 03:40 PM
Junior's leg problems remind me of Mickey Mantle.

Vinatge 66 Mantle

MICKEY MANTLE


MICKEY MANTLE

1966

YEAR TEAM AGE G AB R H 2B 3B HR HR% RBI BB SO SB CS AVG SLG OBA OPS
1966 Yankees 34 108 333 40 96 12 1 23 6.91 56 57 76 1 1 .288 .538 .389 .927
TOTALS 108 333 40 96 12 1 23 6.91 56 57 76 1 1 .288 .538 .389 .927
LG AVERAGE 313 37 78 12 2 8 2.68 35 30 50 4 3 .248 .383 .315 .698
POS AVERAGE 319 42 84 13 3 9 2.83 36 29 50 7 4 .264 .406 .327 .732

YEAR TEAM RC RCAA RCAP OWP RC/G TB EBH ISO SEC BPA IBB HBP SAC SF GIDP OUTS PA POS
1966 Yankees 70 35 30 .773 7.56 179 36 .249 .420 .578 5 0 0 3 9 250 393 CF
TOTALS 70 35 30 .773 7.56 179 36 .249 .420 .578 5 0 0 3 9 250 393
LG AVERAGE 38 0 0 .500 4.08 120 23 .135 .235 .421 3 2 3 2 7 250 349
POS AVERAGE 43 5 0 .544 4.60 130 25 .142 .244 .448 2 2 3 2 6 250 355

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 03:41 PM
Bagwell flies out to center.

Larkin411
04-16-2005, 03:41 PM
"The nicest guy in the history of baseball, Barry Bonds"

:laugh:


Must've beaten out Marty for that title :) .

M2
04-16-2005, 03:43 PM
Two tickets for $2 on Tuesdays to Astros games? I could fly to Houston and spend less than going to a Sox game.

Falls City Beer
04-16-2005, 03:44 PM
Two tickets for $2 on Tuesdays to Astros games? I could fly to Houston and spend less than going to a Sox game.

And you might actually enjoy the game. ;)

DoogMinAmo
04-16-2005, 03:46 PM
Ensberg is battling. So far 11 pitches, count full.

Falls City Beer
04-16-2005, 03:46 PM
Ensberg (ENSBERG!) puttin on a clinic. Doing exactly what this team doesn't.

top6
04-16-2005, 03:46 PM
I'm not sure what's more annoying - when Tim Russert babbles on about sports on Meet the Press or when sportscasters babble on about Tim Russert during a sports broadcast.

For some reason Marty is pushing my buttons today. In fairness, he is my favorite announcer ever. I am probably taking my anger at being in the office today out on him.

M2
04-16-2005, 03:46 PM
Ensberg battles his way to a walk. Keep the ball in the park Eric.

TeamCasey
04-16-2005, 03:47 PM
Hey Rosie! Good job!

MWM
04-16-2005, 03:48 PM
He's really getting the ball up to Lane.

Larkin411
04-16-2005, 03:49 PM
I'm not sure what's more annoying - when Tim Russert babbles on about sports on Meet the Press or when sportscasters babble on about Tim Russert during a sports broadcast.

For some reason Marty is pushing my buttons today. In fairness, he is my favorite announcer ever. I am probably taking my anger at being in the office today out on him.

Yeah, I find myself tuning out mentally and then coming back and being totally confused...Like what are we chit-chatting about now? Tim Russert? Egyptian tombs? Red Sox fans? You don't notice as much when you're watching it on TV along with the broadcast.

RosieRed
04-16-2005, 03:50 PM
Top of the 6th:

Biggio Ks swinging! 1 out. (5 Ks for Milton)

Bagwell flies out to Junior. 2 out.

Ensberg is probably being pitched to, but I have no idea what's going on since Marty and Steve are talking about the Nationals and D.C. and Thom Brennaman's thoughts on RFK. Aha! There's a full count. Wait, now Marty is reading an e-mail ... oh, OK, Ensberg fouled off a pitch.

Ensberg walks.

Lane lines one foul. Whew! <Steve's son play t-ball. His opener is today. I guess Steve's missing it. That's kinda sad.> <Berkman expected back next month.> Lane Ks!!
Inning over.

Reds 3, Astros 1.

PickOff
04-16-2005, 03:50 PM
give that strikeout to Larue

DoogMinAmo
04-16-2005, 03:51 PM
Ensberg's 11 pitch walk costs Milton an inning, we will probably see him gone after the seventh. What's the situation with the bullpen? Who is available/ well rested? (Obviously Graves...)

RosieRed
04-16-2005, 03:52 PM
Hey Rosie! Good job!

Thanks TC! :)

I fear that, before long, I'll be doing PBP of Marty's PBP.

MWM
04-16-2005, 03:55 PM
:bowrofl: :bowrofl: :bowrofl:

Today's entertainment provided by the Astros outfield.

CTA513
04-16-2005, 03:55 PM
Burke & Taravas try to wrestle for the ball.
Pena gets a double.

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 03:55 PM
Pena doubles as Burke and Taveras collide in the outfield.

TeamCasey
04-16-2005, 03:56 PM
I like the PBP. I've been in and out of the house all day.

M2
04-16-2005, 03:57 PM
Pena doubles as Burke and Taveras collide in the outfield.

Yo la tengo

TeamCasey
04-16-2005, 03:58 PM
Nevermind.

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 03:59 PM
Aurilia walks 1st and 2nd with one out for Larue

westofyou
04-16-2005, 03:59 PM
Yo la tengo

Mushroom Cloud of Hiss

CTA513
04-16-2005, 04:00 PM
Wagner warming up.

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 04:00 PM
Wagner warming up in the Reds bullpen

M2
04-16-2005, 04:02 PM
Mushroom Cloud of Hiss

I want the all access laminate.

RosieRed
04-16-2005, 04:03 PM
Bottom of the 6th:

Kearns grounds to third, 1 out.

Pena flies to left-center, and Burke and Tavaras collide and the ball pops out of someone's glove (Tavaras?). Pena is safe at second! The OFers are not hurt.

<Marty says there should be an option of giving a "team error" in baseball. Interesting thought.>

<Marty says Pena would have been picked off at 2B if someone had been covering.>

Aurilia works the count full. <The crowd has started the "dreaded" wave.> And he walks!! :eek: Men at 1st and 2nd now, 1 out.

<Wagner up in the Reds bullpen.>

LaRue works the count full, and grounds into a DP. Boo. Inning over. Boo.

Reds 3, Astros 1.

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 04:04 PM
Larue grounds into a double play. 3-1 after 6.

DoogMinAmo
04-16-2005, 04:05 PM
Larue did that so Milton can pitch one more inning, wow, he really cares about his pitchers. :rolleyes:

PuffyPig
04-16-2005, 04:08 PM
That's why as a manager, you rarely give the green light on a 3-0 count. Especially not with a runner on second, the heart of the order up, 2 outs, and Milton not being able to place anything right now.

While Everett is not the hitter to do it with, the best time to give the green light is when there's a runner in scoring position with two outs, especially when a walk doesn't particularly help you.

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 04:09 PM
Ausmus grounds out to short. 2 outs. This is now the longest start of the year for a Reds pitcher.

RosieRed
04-16-2005, 04:10 PM
Top of the 7th:

Milton still on the mound.

Burke (I think) pops out, and LaRue makes the catch. 1 out.

Ausmus grounds out to Aurilia. 2 outs.

<Milton now has the longest outing of the year for a Reds pitcher.>

Tavaras Ks swinging!!! 7 Ks for Milton so far.

Reds 3, Astros 1.

Cedric
04-16-2005, 04:10 PM
I'm not the biggest fan of the Milton signing, but this is what he needs to do. Come out after a loss and shut down the opposing team. I'll give him credit for that.

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 04:10 PM
Taveras strikes out. 7 K's for Milton.

DoogMinAmo
04-16-2005, 04:11 PM
While Everett is not the hitter to do it with, the best time to give the green light is when there's a runner in scoring position with two outs, especially when a walk doesn't particularly help you.

Personally, I would only give the green light when a double play can hurt you, but any contact can help you, ie. runner on third with 1 out or runner on second and no outs. With 2 outs, I would take the walk. Maximize baserunners, maximize possible runs scored.

BBevinsGK27
04-16-2005, 04:11 PM
I say let Milton keep going. He's got a strong arm and he looks good to keep going.

OnBaseMachine
04-16-2005, 04:11 PM
Great pitching performance by Milton. Let's see if the bullpen can hold it.

Milton's final line: 7 IP 3 H 1 R 2 BB 7 K

M2
04-16-2005, 04:11 PM
Great outing by Milton, now pat him on the butt and let the bullpen try to bring it home.

Wonder if his wholesale improvement today has anything to do with finally getting a start after four days rest?

DoogMinAmo
04-16-2005, 04:12 PM
So the big question, 96 pitches through 7, Milton leading off the seventh, do you pinch hit, or let him go at least one more, possibly finish?

westofyou
04-16-2005, 04:12 PM
6 swinging strike 3's for Milton today... that was the key to Clemens game against the Reds last weekend.

Milton is done for the day.

Freel PH

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 04:12 PM
Freel in to pinch hit.

Matt700wlw
04-16-2005, 04:13 PM
Milton's day is done and he did a great job!

OnBaseMachine
04-16-2005, 04:13 PM
So the big question, 96 pitches through 7, Milton leading off the seventh, do you pinch hit, or let him go at least one more, possibly finish?

Pinch hit. Bring Wagner on in the 8th.

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 04:13 PM
Great start by Milton today hopefully the bullpen can hold the lead for him.

CTA513
04-16-2005, 04:13 PM
We will probably see Wagner in the 8th, and then Graves in the 9th.

Mutaman
04-16-2005, 04:14 PM
What a big effort by Milton. After Wilson's performance last night, this is just what this staff needed.

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 04:16 PM
Jimenez grounds out to short. 2 outs.

Puffy
04-16-2005, 04:16 PM
First, Thank you Rosie for the play by play!

Second, excellent effort by Milton. He did what the Reds needed him to do, get them into the eighth inning with a lead, so Wagner and Graves can do what they are paid for.

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 04:16 PM
Juniors with his 2nd straight double.

OnBaseMachine
04-16-2005, 04:17 PM
Griffey doubles again. His 4th 2-bagger of the year.

DoogMinAmo
04-16-2005, 04:17 PM
Griff is raking it now, back to back doubles for him. Soon those will turn to homers.

Raisor
04-16-2005, 04:17 PM
and then Graves in the 9th.


http://media.portland.indymedia.org/images/2002/12/237593.jpg


A...Always
B...Be
C...Closing

ALWAYS BE CLOSING!!

lollipopcurve
04-16-2005, 04:17 PM
Just tuning in...
can anyone give a quick description of Milton's stuff today? Very pleased that he's done so well!

KronoRed
04-16-2005, 04:17 PM
Nice game for JR

come on Casey..we need insurance

Puffy
04-16-2005, 04:20 PM
http://media.portland.indymedia.org/images/2002/12/237593.jpg


A...Always
B...Be
C...Closing

ALWAYS BE CLOSING!!

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

RosieRed
04-16-2005, 04:20 PM
Bottom of the 7th:

Pettitte still on the mound; Freel PHing for Milton. Very nice job by Milton today.

Freel just missing some hits that go foul, but in the end he Ks. 1 out.

Jimenez grounds out to Everett. 2 outs.

Junior hits one fair down the first-base line for a double!!

<No one warming up in the Astros BP? Nevermind, someone is.>

Casey pops up to Everett to end the inning. Boo.

Reds 3, Astros 1.

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 04:20 PM
Casey flies out to short. 3-1 through 7.

SteelSD
04-16-2005, 04:21 PM
Great outing by Milton, now pat him on the butt and let the bullpen try to bring it home.

Wonder if his wholesale improvement today has anything to do with finally getting a start after four days rest?

It's his M.O.

Because of my locale, I was force fed Eric Milton for a ton of his career. He did the same thing with the Twins. When he's on, he can be baffling to hitters. But he's not "on" nearly often enough and you'll see games where the guy just looks unhittable and then...BAM!...you turn around and there's a four-spot on the board for the other team before you even really know what happened.

He's one of those guys who's just SO frustrating because in short spurts, he looks like he should be SOOO good. Hopefully he can build off this and put a consistent run of games together.

RosieRed
04-16-2005, 04:22 PM
First, Thank you Rosie for the play by play!

You're welcome! I'm going to have to leave soon though. :(

OnBaseMachine
04-16-2005, 04:23 PM
Wow. Miley goes to the bullpen, and bring in a pitcher not named Weathers or Weber! You don't see that often.

Wagner now pitching.

Falls City Beer
04-16-2005, 04:23 PM
Milton's "Paradise Regained" is not nearly as good as "Paradise Lost."

:ughmamoru

KronoRed
04-16-2005, 04:23 PM
Thanks Rosie :clap:

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 04:23 PM
Wagner in to pitch

ws1990reds
04-16-2005, 04:23 PM
I had no idea the game was on at this time. Milton did an excellen job. :thumbup:

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 04:23 PM
Palmeiro pinch hitting for Pettitte

DoogMinAmo
04-16-2005, 04:24 PM
Wagner = Wicked

Ks Palmeiro

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 04:24 PM
Palmeiro strikes out.

M2
04-16-2005, 04:25 PM
I'd have double-switched and gotten Jr. out of the game. His legs look like they're in seizure today. I'd hate to see an otherwise strong game for the guy (and a potential win for the club) ruined by a play he can't make in the field.

RFS62
04-16-2005, 04:25 PM
He's definitely got good stuff when he can keep it down in the zone and move it around like he did today.

He did a great job today, I sure hope he can break that pattern, Steel. Did he seem like he was losing his concentration when he'd get hit hard with the Twins?

Puffy
04-16-2005, 04:25 PM
In the Marlins and Mets game, Todd Jones just took notes out of his back pocket to see the report on a hitter (in this case, Miguel Cairo). I have never seen that before, but it makes sense.

OnBaseMachine
04-16-2005, 04:25 PM
Wagner is just filthy today.

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 04:26 PM
Another strike out. Everett K's

BBevinsGK27
04-16-2005, 04:26 PM
Griffey doubles again. His 4th 2-bagger of the year.


Just too bad that he's getting those doubles w/o any RISP!

ws1990reds
04-16-2005, 04:26 PM
Wagner throwing bulleyes. That's what we need from the bullpen. :thumbup:

DoogMinAmo
04-16-2005, 04:26 PM
Everett Ks swinging. Future closer... why wait?

jhiller21
04-16-2005, 04:26 PM
Nice inning for Wags...

KronoRed
04-16-2005, 04:26 PM
Great job Wagner! :)

RosieRed
04-16-2005, 04:27 PM
Top of the 8th:

Wagner pitching, Palmiero PHing for Pettitte.

<Yankees and NY state talking about a new stadium. I can't even imagine. Sounds like deal is almost done. Seating would be 50K, smaller than current stadium by about 7K. Cost: $800M, to be fully paid for by the team. City and state would spend $300M for infrastructure improvements, ie train station.>

Palmiero Ks. 1 out.

Everett Ks. 2 out.

Biggio hits one in front of the plate, LaRue picks it up and throws him out at 1st.

Nice job Ryan!

Reds 3, Astros 1.

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 04:27 PM
Biggio grounds out to the catcher. Good inning by Wagner.

RFS62
04-16-2005, 04:27 PM
Great inning by Wagner

MWM
04-16-2005, 04:27 PM
Just too bad that he's getting those doubles w/o any RISP!

Not a lot he can do to make sure runners are on base when he's hitting.

OnBaseMachine
04-16-2005, 04:27 PM
Wagner and Joe Valentine have dominated so far this season.

OSURedLeg
04-16-2005, 04:28 PM
That wasn't even fair. Absolutely disgusting inning by Wagner.

M2
04-16-2005, 04:28 PM
Wagner is just filthy today.

He's filthy like Sunday morning.

ws1990reds
04-16-2005, 04:28 PM
Just too bad that he's getting those doubles w/o any RISP!

His job isn't to drive in runners. :rolleyes: ;)

traderumor
04-16-2005, 04:28 PM
If Miley had any cajones, Wagner would be pitching the ninth. I know he doesn't, he'll throw Graves out there and its highly likely that the Astros middle of the order will make the ninth a thrill a minute, as usual.

PickOff
04-16-2005, 04:28 PM
Leave wagner in? Worth considering.

RosieRed
04-16-2005, 04:29 PM
Guys, I gotta go to work. Hope the Reds hang in there for W!

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 04:29 PM
Harville in to pitch for Houston. Palmeiro stays in to play left and Burke moves to second.

Raisor
04-16-2005, 04:29 PM
If Miley had any cajones, Wagner would be pitching the ninth. I know he doesn't, he'll throw Graves out there and its highly likely that the Astros middle of the order will make the ninth a thrill a minute, as usual.


COFFEE IS FOR CLOSERS! Put the coffee down!

http://www.thegline.com/dvd-of-the-week/images/2002/gleng041.jpg

PickOff
04-16-2005, 04:29 PM
beat me to it traderumor

Matt700wlw
04-16-2005, 04:30 PM
Leave wagner in? Worth considering.


Why not? He threw like 12 pitches and of course mowed them down in standard Wagner fashion

traderumor
04-16-2005, 04:30 PM
terry muholland is still pitching, in position to get a save. he's gotta be getting into Jesse Orosco range

Puffy
04-16-2005, 04:30 PM
<Yankees and NY state talking about a new stadium. I can't even imagine. Sounds like deal is almost done. Seating would be 50K, smaller than current stadium by about 7K. Cost: $800M, to be fully paid for by the team. City and state would spend $300M for infrastructure improvements, ie train station.>



The NY Football Giants have announced plans to build a new stadium in the Meadowlands. The Jets have a brand new facility thats going to be built in Manhattan. Now the Yanks have a new yankee Stadium going up in the Bronx.

Thats awesome!

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 04:30 PM
Randa flies out to center.

BBevinsGK27
04-16-2005, 04:30 PM
Not a lot he can do to make sure runners are on base when he's hitting.


Well, of course. But the manager can insert him in a place in the lineup where the percentages favor him coming to bat with a greater likelihood of having runners on base.

KronoRed
04-16-2005, 04:30 PM
I hope they leave Wagner in..but the book says closer in the 9th so we'll get Graves ;)

Falls City Beer
04-16-2005, 04:31 PM
Wagner "Das Ring" 'em up.

ws1990reds
04-16-2005, 04:32 PM
Guys, I gotta go to work. Hope the Reds hang in there for W!

Got a radio in your car? If Graves is pitching, you may want to make sure you're not experiencing road rage at the moment. :D

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 04:33 PM
Kearns strikes out.

Matt700wlw
04-16-2005, 04:33 PM
Got a radio in your car? If Graves is pitching, you may want to make sure you're not experiencing road rage at the moment. :D


May want to pull over

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 04:33 PM
Graves and Claussen are warming up.

ws1990reds
04-16-2005, 04:34 PM
terry muholland is still pitching, in position to get a save. he's gotta be getting into Jesse Orosco range

And, I love it! Anything to help me hold onto the 1980's and very early 1990's is worth living. :thumbup:

Raisor
04-16-2005, 04:34 PM
by the way, in Chicago the M's and the Whitesox are going into the bottom of the 8th inning.

They're 90 minutes into the game.

M2
04-16-2005, 04:34 PM
I'd rather see the Mets get out of Shea. I think it's heresy to tear down Yankee Stadium.

Actually if I were the Mets, I'd urge the Yankees to build in Manhattan and I'd move into the House That Ruth Built.

Reds Fanatic
04-16-2005, 04:35 PM
Pena strikes out. 3-1 through 8. Graves is coming in to pitch.

Matt700wlw
04-16-2005, 04:35 PM
They're 90 minutes into the game.


Wow...and they're American League!!!!

Falls City Beer
04-16-2005, 04:36 PM
I have to say, while the results may not be there in terms of runs, the offense has had a much, much better day at the plate than the past several games. They are seeing a good number of pitches per AB. Even Aurilia today.

Aronchis
04-16-2005, 04:36 PM
Here we go, hold on tight :runaway:

KronoRed
04-16-2005, 04:36 PM
Nobody scores on Danny Graves!!



I'm glad we have that 2 run cushion

PickOff
04-16-2005, 04:37 PM
Is this the first game of the year that we ave struck out more batters than the opponent?