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Matt700wlw
04-18-2005, 07:27 PM
Lineups:



Chi Cubs
AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg
J. Hairston Jr. 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278
N. Perez ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .417
C. Patterson cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269
A. Ramirez 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256
J. Burnitz rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
D. Lee 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .364
T. Hollandsworth lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
M. Barrett c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143
K. Wood p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Cincinnati
AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg
D. Jimenez 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .216
K. Griffey Jr. cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257
S. Casey 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267
J. Randa 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .385
A. Dunn lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
W. Pena rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .348
R. Aurilia ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .185
J. LaRue c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .310
M. Belisle p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Falls City Beer
04-18-2005, 07:30 PM
And Casey's in the 3 slot. :rolleyes: I'll go out on a big fat limb and say Casey doesn't pull a single pitch all night from Wood.

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-18-2005, 07:31 PM
No surprises here. Pena deserves the start over Kearns.

OnBaseMachine
04-18-2005, 07:31 PM
Felipe Lopez career vs Wood(7 atbats)
.429/.500/.714-1.214 OPS

Rich Aurilia career vs Wood(23 atbats)
.174/.269/.304-.573 OPS

and Aurilia is the one starting. :rolleyes:

Bring back Davey Johnson!

Kc61
04-18-2005, 07:31 PM
With WMP hot, Dunn, hitting in front of him tonight, should get some pitches to hit. Time for a big night, Dunn.

BBevinsGK27
04-18-2005, 07:35 PM
Felipe Lopez career vs Wood(7 atbats)
.429/.500/.714-1.214 OPS

Rich Aurilia career vs Wood(23 atbats)
.174/.269/.304-.573 OPS

and Aurilia is the one starting. :rolleyes:

Bring back Davey Johnson!


Wow, think maybe someone could give you Miley's private number? Maybe he's just unaware of this glaring statistic.

jmcclain19
04-18-2005, 07:37 PM
ESPNews is reporting that Nomar has "flu like" symptoms and is inactive tonight. He didn't dress.

they also just stated that tonight's ESPN broadcast will be done by color man Rick Sutcliffe. No Cubs slant there mind you.

Fullboat
04-18-2005, 07:37 PM
Seems like Lopez is in Miley's doghouse.

BBevinsGK27
04-18-2005, 07:38 PM
Seems like Lopez is in Miley's doghouse.

What in the flip did he do to merit that? Very questionable managerial decision IMO. Aurilia hits a flare and he gets to start the next 5 games???

LINEDRIVER
04-18-2005, 07:41 PM
With WMP hot, Dunn, hitting in front of him tonight, should get some pitches to hit. Time for a big night, Dunn.

Dunn already gets plenty of good pitches. He just doesnt swing at them. (insert chuckle here)

Fullboat
04-18-2005, 07:44 PM
What in the flip did he do to merit that? Very questionable managerial decision IMO. Aurilia hits a flare and he gets to start the next 5 games???


You got me! maybe lopez looked at him the wrong way. :dunno:

M2
04-18-2005, 07:47 PM
Lefties also hit Wood better than righties, but why let that influence you.

How wild is it that Neifi Perez walks into this game with a 1.000 OPS?

And hopefully the Reds get to see Cliff Bartosh (as Dog). Mainly so I can make Cliff Bartosh (as Dog) jokes.

Hoosier Red
04-18-2005, 07:47 PM
What in the flip did he do to merit that? Very questionable managerial decision IMO. Aurilia hits a flare and he gets to start the next 5 games???

Actually Lopez started yesterday.

FlyingPig
04-18-2005, 07:48 PM
Isn't this game on ESPN?

wheels
04-18-2005, 07:52 PM
I'm glad the Cubs are batting Patterson third.

Nothing like an easy out in that slot to help a young pitcher.

OnBaseMachine
04-18-2005, 07:52 PM
Isn't this game on ESPN?

Yes.

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-18-2005, 07:55 PM
What in the flip did he do to merit that?

I'll take a stab at that. Repeated throws in the dirt, hitless yesterday in four feeble at bats, failure to advance the runner at second base with less than two outs yesterday, lack of any meaningful production throughout his career.

Reds Nd2
04-18-2005, 08:01 PM
Thanks for the lineups Matt.

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-18-2005, 08:04 PM
It's amazing that the Reds continue to face All-Star caliber pitchers in every game. Pedro, Glavine, Rocket, Pettite, Oswalt (x2), Mulder, Wood, tomorrow is Pryor. It's almost unfair.

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-18-2005, 08:06 PM
Isn't this game on ESPN?

ESPN in Cincinnati is showing Marlins @ Nationals. We're stuck with George "Meet me in St. Louis" Grande on Fox.

pedro
04-18-2005, 08:06 PM
I'll take a stab at that. Repeated throws in the dirt, hitless yesterday in four feeble at bats, failure to advance the runner at second base with less than two outs yesterday, lack of any meaningful production throughout his career.

And yet IMO he still deserves to start over Aurilea. That's OK though, Aurilea will likely play himself out of lineup pretty quickly. The Reds can't afford to carry him if he can't hit.

BTW -did Lopez throw the ball in the dirt yesterday? I watched most of the game and didn't see any in the dirt. I did see him make a couple of throws that were fine. Must have missed the bad ones.

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-18-2005, 08:09 PM
This Cubs lineup just doesn't seem as daunting as it has in recent years. Sosa was almost automatic for a couple of HRs during each visit to Cincinnati.

TheBurn
04-18-2005, 08:11 PM
Nice pitch sequence from Belisle!
:thumbup:

Matt700wlw
04-18-2005, 08:11 PM
It's amazing that the Reds continue to face All-Star caliber pitchers in every game. Pedro, Glavine, Rocket, Pettite, Oswalt (x2), Mulder, Wood, tomorrow is Pryor. It's almost unfair.


4-3 so far against the best pitchers

Reds Fanatic
04-18-2005, 08:12 PM
Nice play by Aurilia

Matt700wlw
04-18-2005, 08:12 PM
Aurilia grabs it!

TheBurn
04-18-2005, 08:12 PM
:eek: Aurilia!

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-18-2005, 08:12 PM
Nice play by Aurilia...robs Neifi Perez of a hit.

(Am I allowed to compliment RA on this board?)

FlyingPig
04-18-2005, 08:12 PM
I'm watching the Redssss

I'm watching the Redssssss...

(in my best singing voice)

I really need to talk the wifey into satellite tv..

:KoolAid:

Reds Fanatic
04-18-2005, 08:13 PM
Patterson homers 1-0 Cubs

Matt700wlw
04-18-2005, 08:13 PM
oops...Belisle hung one

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-18-2005, 08:13 PM
GABP sounds like a Reds player just hit a HR. Pathetic. I just don't see the fascination with the Cubs.

FlyingPig
04-18-2005, 08:13 PM
I'm glad the Cubs are batting Patterson third.

Nothing like an easy out in that slot to help a young pitcher.



:rant2: :rant2:

letsgojunior
04-18-2005, 08:14 PM
Hi game threadies :wave:

OnBaseMachine
04-18-2005, 08:14 PM
The streak of bad players haunting the Reds continues...Chavez, Everett, Vizcaino, Patterson.

Raisor
04-18-2005, 08:14 PM
yikes

Caveat Emperor
04-18-2005, 08:14 PM
GABP sounds like a Reds player just hit a HR. Pathetic. I just don't see the fascination with the Cubs.

They oughtta charge double if you're planning to wear Blue.

Two runs might be all the cubs need tonight.

TheBurn
04-18-2005, 08:14 PM
Ramirez HR
2-0 Cubs

Reds Fanatic
04-18-2005, 08:14 PM
Back to back homers. Ramirez homers 2-0 Cubs

Matt700wlw
04-18-2005, 08:14 PM
Ok...he hangs a second one :angry:

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-18-2005, 08:14 PM
Watch it. Kerry Wood doesn't need much more than this.

FlyingPig
04-18-2005, 08:15 PM
oh crap..

back to back...

PuffyPig
04-18-2005, 08:15 PM
I'm glad the Cubs are batting Patterson third.

Nothing like an easy out in that slot to help a young pitcher.

If they carry a bat they are dangerous. Especially when you are one of the best young talents in the game.

flyer85
04-18-2005, 08:15 PM
that made sense, throw two fastballs by Ramirez so throw him a curve.

Raisor
04-18-2005, 08:16 PM
I just stuffed myself with a Wendy's Big Bacon Classic and fries.

westofyou
04-18-2005, 08:17 PM
Go forth and find thee release point and curve.

Reds Fanatic
04-18-2005, 08:17 PM
Almost another homer. Burnitz doubles off the wall

d2pmr11
04-18-2005, 08:17 PM
ESPN in Cincinnati is showing Marlins @ Nationals. We're stuck with George "Meet me in St. Louis" Grande on Fox.

Could be worse. You could be listening to Rick Sutcliffe.

Raisor
04-18-2005, 08:17 PM
I sense we may see Weathers tonight.

TheBurn
04-18-2005, 08:18 PM
:scared:
This is not good! Burnitz 2B

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-18-2005, 08:18 PM
Almost 3 straight HRs.

Walkerforpres
04-18-2005, 08:18 PM
man.....Cubs are already getting revenge for last September.

Raisor
04-18-2005, 08:18 PM
Could be worse. You could be listening to Rick Sutcliffe.


It would be much easier to listen to Sutcliffe if he didn't talk.

KronoRed
04-18-2005, 08:18 PM
I just stuffed myself with a Wendy's Big Bacon Classic and fries.

Don't brag unless you brought enough for everyone ;)

Caveat Emperor
04-18-2005, 08:19 PM
So much for this Cubs team suffering from a "power outtage" after losing Alou and Sosa...jeeze.

SanDiegoRed
04-18-2005, 08:19 PM
Rick Sutcliff = scary

Raisor
04-18-2005, 08:19 PM
Don't brag unless you brought enough for everyone ;)


Well, since I'll be sleeping on your couch soon, we'll hit the drive through.

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-18-2005, 08:20 PM
Belisle is throwing batting practice.

4-0 and the place is going nuts.

Raisor
04-18-2005, 08:20 PM
ummmmmm

Reds Fanatic
04-18-2005, 08:20 PM
This is ugly. Lee homers to deep center. 4-0 Cubs

TheBurn
04-18-2005, 08:20 PM
Oh Boy!
Lee HR
4-0 Cubs

d2pmr11
04-18-2005, 08:20 PM
Man, Belisle hasn't been close to hitting where LaRue is setting up. He's throwing all strikes, but not where LaRue wants them.

Matt700wlw
04-18-2005, 08:20 PM
This game is over

LincolnparkRed
04-18-2005, 08:20 PM
Belisle may not make it through the 1st

FlyingPig
04-18-2005, 08:20 PM
holy cow..

HR, HR, Double, HR...

westofyou
04-18-2005, 08:20 PM
Paging Jeff Austin... Mr Austin... pick up the white courtsey phone.

Chip R
04-18-2005, 08:20 PM
This is like that CLE game he pitched in ST. :eek:

PuffyPig
04-18-2005, 08:20 PM
Watch it. Kerry Wood doesn't need much more than this.
Wood has a career high in wins with 14, with an average of 11-9. He generally needs more than 2 runs. And he's getting it.

LINEDRIVER
04-18-2005, 08:20 PM
I hate to belittle Belisle, but this is worse than I could of imagined.

Matt700wlw
04-18-2005, 08:20 PM
They may as well bring out the T-ball equipment....

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-18-2005, 08:21 PM
This is ugly. Lee homers to deep center. 4-0 Cubs

And it could get a lot uglier. Kerry Wood is pitching.

d2pmr11
04-18-2005, 08:21 PM
All three on curve balls.

KronoRed
04-18-2005, 08:21 PM
Well at least we'll get a look at Coffey

CrackerJack
04-18-2005, 08:21 PM
All 4 runs with 2 outs?

Walkerforpres
04-18-2005, 08:21 PM
Looks like we may see Todd Coffey earlier than expected. :)

TheBurn
04-18-2005, 08:22 PM
Out # 3...
Finally!

Larkin411
04-18-2005, 08:22 PM
Thank goodness. Maybe Matt will settle down now. Heck, even Pedro sometimes has rough 1st innings.

redsfan4445
04-18-2005, 08:22 PM
i think the cubs haev either found how he is tiping his pitches and waiting on the offspeed stuff or he is just hanging everything off speed... not to pretty early!!

LincolnparkRed
04-18-2005, 08:23 PM
3 hanging curves, 3 HR you'd think after the second one maybe he would just throw the heater only to one batter too at least break his tendancies

d2pmr11
04-18-2005, 08:23 PM
And all with two outs.

This is what happene when Rick Sutcliffe doesn't shut up about how great Matt Belisle is.

TheBurn
04-18-2005, 08:24 PM
Let's get a couple back right away! :pray:

Caveat Emperor
04-18-2005, 08:24 PM
Could be worse. You could be listening to Rick Sutcliffe.

You jest, but his point on videotape's prevelance in the major leagues is exceptionally well taken with regard to Matt Belisle.

He gave the rest of the major leagues an 80-pitch scrapbook on everything about him in that Cardinals game.

It's readily apparent that the Cubs went to school on Matt Belisle and aren't going to be fooled by anything he's throwing.

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-18-2005, 08:24 PM
Well at least we'll get a look at Coffey

Forget the coffee...I'm gonna need some beer to watch this

PuffyPig
04-18-2005, 08:24 PM
Thank goodness. Maybe Matt will settle down now.

Matt Belisle maybe.

Matt700wlw never.

Playadlc
04-18-2005, 08:24 PM
Looks like Gullet has got a hold of Belisle. haha. just kidding.

That was bad.

Redmachine2003
04-18-2005, 08:25 PM
Larue is in part to blame why the Heck do you keep calling for the breaking ball when it is not working and they haven't hit his fastball yet. It sounds to me they are waiting on the breaking ball because they Know he will throw it to much and a good catcher would see that and mix it up alittle better.

Playadlc
04-18-2005, 08:25 PM
I mean, Belisle isn't even close. Two straight times to Lee Larue was set up inside and Matt nipped the outside corner.

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-18-2005, 08:25 PM
Jr. missed that pitch by 3 feet

TheBurn
04-18-2005, 08:26 PM
That was an ugly swing by JR!

Matt700wlw
04-18-2005, 08:26 PM
Matt Belisle maybe.

Matt700wlw never.


What the?

I'm fine...a little miffed, but fine

OnBaseMachine
04-18-2005, 08:26 PM
Griffey chases a ball in the dirt, 2 down.

LincolnparkRed
04-18-2005, 08:27 PM
Griffey with two pathetic swings after a foul-back to K

CrackerJack
04-18-2005, 08:27 PM
The Cubs' fans are so loud that I keep forgetting this is a home game. The empty seats again are even more suprising.

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-18-2005, 08:27 PM
Lee's HR was officially the third longest at GABP. Pena's yesterday was second

Reds Fanatic
04-18-2005, 08:27 PM
Casey gets a 2 out hit

TheBurn
04-18-2005, 08:27 PM
:casey: gets on for Randa!

Caveat Emperor
04-18-2005, 08:27 PM
This thread is going to get really ugly, really quickly if Kerry Wood keeps throwing disgusting sliders like that.

Raisor
04-18-2005, 08:28 PM
maybe Casey's getting out of the funk..

Nice drive to left.

Falls City Beer
04-18-2005, 08:28 PM
I had a bad feeling about this game. And tomorrow's.

Reds Fanatic
04-18-2005, 08:28 PM
Randa lines out to center. 4-0 Cubs after 1.

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-18-2005, 08:28 PM
Randa hit it hard but right at Patterson.

OnBaseMachine
04-18-2005, 08:28 PM
Randa linesout to Patterson.

4-0 after 1.

Walkerforpres
04-18-2005, 08:29 PM
Randa career vs. Wood = 2-for-3 with a HR. He OWNS Kerry. :)

PuffyPig
04-18-2005, 08:30 PM
I had a bad feeling about this game. .

And the Pope is dead.

flyer85
04-18-2005, 08:30 PM
That was an ugly swing by JR!that what happens when you have to cheat to catch up with the fastball.

LincolnparkRed
04-18-2005, 08:30 PM
hopefully someone got in Matt's ear during that half inning and he will settle down or we may see the whole bullpen tonight

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-18-2005, 08:32 PM
Are you freakin' kidding me? Wood almost homers. Get him outta the game!

Reds Fanatic
04-18-2005, 08:32 PM
Wow Wood just missed a homer. Double off the top of the wall.

Matt700wlw
04-18-2005, 08:32 PM
Kerry Wood almost got that one

LincolnparkRed
04-18-2005, 08:32 PM
Well at least Wood has been known to hit in the past

Jaycint
04-18-2005, 08:33 PM
Looks like it's gonna be a long night fellas. Belisle can't seem to locate his pitches anyhwere tonight.

OnBaseMachine
04-18-2005, 08:33 PM
;) Wood just misses a HR. The curve is not working.

flyer85
04-18-2005, 08:33 PM
Belisle really needs to pocket that curveball for the time being. Of course I thought that after the first HR.

RedFanAlways1966
04-18-2005, 08:33 PM
And now Kerry Wood hits one to the very top of the LF wall. Good for a double. OUCH!

TheBurn
04-18-2005, 08:33 PM
So when do you take Belisle out and try to salvage a win?

Playadlc
04-18-2005, 08:33 PM
This is embarrassing.

jfar23
04-18-2005, 08:34 PM
Ok, is the pen up at all?

wheels
04-18-2005, 08:34 PM
It's what young guys do.

Sometimes they get shelled.

At least he's young.

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-18-2005, 08:34 PM
Even that foul ball was crushed.

RedsMan3203
04-18-2005, 08:35 PM
Good night to have class..... Hopefully The settle down and chip away here.

Playadlc
04-18-2005, 08:35 PM
If he gets through this inning, it will be a miracle.

Phhhl
04-18-2005, 08:35 PM
Poor Matt. He has to be a little shell shocked. Even when you aren't pitching well, teams don't normally tee off like this. Four runs are doable if it stops now.

flyer85
04-18-2005, 08:35 PM
So when do you take Belisle out and try to salvage a win?probably too late for that already.

PuffyPig
04-18-2005, 08:35 PM
Belisle really needs to pocket that curveball for the time being. Of course I thought that after the first HR.
If you just rely on the fastball, he has no chance to succeed. You gotta hope it kicks in.

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-18-2005, 08:36 PM
Belisle is a train wreck out there.

Falls City Beer
04-18-2005, 08:36 PM
Hancock?

Larkin411
04-18-2005, 08:37 PM
Between this and my day at work, I may have to crack open a bottle of wine.

redsrule2500
04-18-2005, 08:37 PM
The curve is killing him.

At least he had a good outing against StL...I hate when pitchers mess up like this :(

Reds Fanatic
04-18-2005, 08:37 PM
Hairston walks, 1st and 2nd with one out.

Caveat Emperor
04-18-2005, 08:37 PM
The worst part of this is that they can't go to Branden Claussen today because they need him as a #5 tomorrow.

Playadlc
04-18-2005, 08:37 PM
Between this and my day at work, I may have to crack open a bottle of wine.

May? You may have to? Hell, I'm already three beers deep.

Matt700wlw
04-18-2005, 08:39 PM
The worst part of this is that they can't go to Branden Claussen today because they need him as a #5 tomorrow.


Tomorrow worries me...

letsgojunior
04-18-2005, 08:39 PM
Between this and my day at work, I may have to crack open a bottle of wine.

Between this, reading the subscribers vs non-subscribers threads, and the past four weeks, my "upset level" is reaching epic proportions.

Larkin411
04-18-2005, 08:39 PM
May? You may have to? Hell, I'm already three beers deep.

It's open now :)

Caveat Emperor
04-18-2005, 08:40 PM
Tomorrow worries me...

Tomorrow might be one of those games that I watch with my three friends: Jim, Jack and the Captain...

FlyingPig
04-18-2005, 08:40 PM
Have the Cubs missed a pitch yet? They are making contact with EVERYTHING..

Playadlc
04-18-2005, 08:41 PM
It's open now :)

There ya go. :) It gets much easier from here on out.

Reds Fanatic
04-18-2005, 08:41 PM
Perez lines out to Dunn. 2 outs.

TheBurn
04-18-2005, 08:41 PM
2 out!

Larkin411
04-18-2005, 08:42 PM
Clearly, I should have started drinking earlier. Those outs came much faster after I started.

Reds Fanatic
04-18-2005, 08:42 PM
Patterson grounds out. 4-0 middle of the 2nd.

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-18-2005, 08:42 PM
After Wood misses a HR by inches the Reds are VERY fortunate to be out of that inning.

letsgojunior
04-18-2005, 08:43 PM
I think Dunn is going to bust out of his slump and homer sometime in this game.

flyer85
04-18-2005, 08:43 PM
I think Gullett told him "don't throw that blankety-blank-blank curveball again tonight".

PuffyPig
04-18-2005, 08:43 PM
If he gets through this inning, it will be a miracle.

Well maybe not up their with "Parting the Red Sea", but a nice job nonetheless.

Caveat Emperor
04-18-2005, 08:44 PM
Somebody needs to get Wily Mo fired up in the dugout...Derrek Lee thinks he's a "big time power hitter"

He's challanging your manhood, Wily.

Show him who's boss!

FlyingPig
04-18-2005, 08:45 PM
Dunn!

LincolnparkRed
04-18-2005, 08:45 PM
That's one

Caveat Emperor
04-18-2005, 08:45 PM
I think Dunn is going to bust out of his slump and homer sometime in this game.

Prophecy, thy name is Dunn!

Reds Fanatic
04-18-2005, 08:45 PM
I think Dunn is going to bust out of his slump and homer sometime in this game.
There you go. Dunn homers to right 4-1.

Matt700wlw
04-18-2005, 08:45 PM
I think Dunn is going to bust out of his slump and homer sometime in this game.

lottery numbers?

d2pmr11
04-18-2005, 08:45 PM
Dunn looked like he thought he missed it.

OnBaseMachine
04-18-2005, 08:45 PM
Dunn homers!

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-18-2005, 08:45 PM
Well maybe not up their with "Parting the Red Sea", but a nice job nonetheless.

:laugh:

Dunn HR! Start the climb back.

TheBurn
04-18-2005, 08:45 PM
Dunn HR! :jump:

flyer85
04-18-2005, 08:46 PM
I think Dunn is going to bust out of his slump and homer sometime in this game.HAIL CARNAC!!:notworthy

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-18-2005, 08:46 PM
Pena crushes the ball but right at third

Reds Fanatic
04-18-2005, 08:46 PM
Pena with a hard line drive but right at Ramirez

Reds Fanatic
04-18-2005, 08:47 PM
Aurilia flies out. 2 outs.

PuffyPig
04-18-2005, 08:47 PM
lottery numbers?
Well with 48 HR's in about 150 games, Dunn hits a HR about every 3 games.

A 1 in 3 chance would appear to be better than a 1 in a 20 million chance.

Playadlc
04-18-2005, 08:48 PM
Adam Dunn is so freakin' strong that when he hits HR's sometimes I still think to myself, "Dang, he just missed that one."

Reds Fanatic
04-18-2005, 08:48 PM
Larue grounds out. 4-1 after 2.

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-18-2005, 08:48 PM
LaRue couldn't get on so now Belisle will lead off the third

jfar23
04-18-2005, 08:49 PM
Only Whiffey has struck out :dancingco

OnBaseMachine
04-18-2005, 08:49 PM
Dunn has looked A LOT better the last 2-3 games. He's back to working the count deep, laying off the bad pitches, and hitting the ball hard.

letsgojunior
04-18-2005, 08:49 PM
No special insight on my part, I don't have numbers but Dunn always seems to hit Wood well.

OnBaseMachine
04-18-2005, 08:51 PM
No special insight on my part, I don't have numbers but Dunn always seems to hit Wood well.

.877 OPS vs Wood before that HR.

Pena with the grab, 1 down.

TheBurn
04-18-2005, 08:51 PM
Nice catch WMP...

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-18-2005, 08:51 PM
Keeping Belisle in is playing with fire. The only outs he gets is when it is lined at someone.

Caveat Emperor
04-18-2005, 08:51 PM
Only Whiffey has struck out :dancingco

Oh God...I just had the WORST mlb.com flashback reading that word...

Reds Fanatic
04-18-2005, 08:52 PM
Cubs 4th homer of the game. Burnitz homers. 5-1

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-18-2005, 08:52 PM
Get Him Out Of There Miley!

OnBaseMachine
04-18-2005, 08:52 PM
Burnitz homers. Get Belisle out of the game.

flyer85
04-18-2005, 08:53 PM
Time to go get him. The Cubs really like his low fastball as well and e keeps hitting the middle of the plate

Matt700wlw
04-18-2005, 08:53 PM
Keeping Belisle in is playing with fire. The only outs he gets is when it is lined at someone.
:owned:

d2pmr11
04-18-2005, 08:53 PM
Belisle needs to come out now. He's just not fooling anybody, and the hole is getting deeper.

Larkin411
04-18-2005, 08:53 PM
Second glass of wine....

Reds Fanatic
04-18-2005, 08:53 PM
Lee singles and is thrown out at second by Pena.

Puffy
04-18-2005, 08:54 PM
Burnitz is a bad to mediorce hitter. He hits bad pitching well which is why he has survived this long. He has killed the Reds for the past 5 years.

Nuff said.

OnBaseMachine
04-18-2005, 08:54 PM
Inning over after a foulout to Randa.

5-1

Caveat Emperor
04-18-2005, 08:54 PM
Time to go get him. The Cubs really like his low fastball as well and e keeps hitting the middle of the plate

Come on, look on the brightside: At least he's pitching to contact. :runaway:

Reds Fanatic
04-18-2005, 08:54 PM
Hollandworth flies out to Randa. 5-1 middle of the 3rd.

flyer85
04-18-2005, 08:55 PM
Side note - against Rob Bell tonight every Yankee has at least one hit and it is only the 2nd.

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-18-2005, 08:55 PM
Of the nine outs Belisle recorded, one was a baserunning error, another was a scorcher that Aurilia had to leap to get, and several more were shots right at outfielders. There is no way he should bat to lead off the inning if the Reds harbor any thougths of winning this one.

Matt700wlw
04-18-2005, 08:56 PM
Belisle's evening is thankfully over...

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-18-2005, 08:56 PM
Side note - against Rob Bell tonight every Yankee has at least one hit and it is only the 2nd.

It sounds like Steinbrenner's tirade has paid off. Maybe Uncle Carl should say something. :laugh:

PuffyPig
04-18-2005, 08:57 PM
Burnitz is a bad to mediorce hitter. He hits bad pitching well which is why he has survived this long. He has killed the Reds for the past 5 years.

Nuff said.

Well, with a lifetime OPS of .841, he's hitting lots of guys well.

Reds Fanatic
04-18-2005, 08:57 PM
Cruz pinch hits for Belisle and flies out.

flyer85
04-18-2005, 08:57 PM
reds are hitting it hard. just not as far.

OnBaseMachine
04-18-2005, 08:57 PM
Hollandsworth robs Cruz of extra bases.

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-18-2005, 08:57 PM
More bad news for Belisle: Last Reds pitcher to give up 4 HR in a game? Jose Acevedo last year

OnBaseMachine
04-18-2005, 08:57 PM
Jimenez needs a day off.

Matt700wlw
04-18-2005, 08:58 PM
Ben Weber is throwing in the pen

Aronchis
04-18-2005, 08:58 PM
Matt struggling with his stuff tonight against a homer happy club on a warm humid day=bad things acoming. Even if he was in the BP tonight, it may have been a adventure.

Caveat Emperor
04-18-2005, 08:58 PM
The only way the Reds have a prayer of winning this game is somehow getting to the Cubs bullpen.

They've simply got to make him throw more pitches and chasing him from the game by the 7th inning. None of these 2-pitch at bats.

Reds Fanatic
04-18-2005, 08:58 PM
Junior doubles.

M2
04-18-2005, 08:58 PM
Tonight is the sort of thing you have to endure with green pitchers and you're lucky if it only takes one year of starts like this before they round into form.

It could be worse, Rob Bell could have started for the Reds tonight.

Matt700wlw
04-18-2005, 08:58 PM
Junior gets a double

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-18-2005, 08:59 PM
Griffey actually hits it the opposite way! Now bring him home

d2pmr11
04-18-2005, 08:59 PM
Rare site: Griffey showing some forearms. I hate the long undersleeve look, especially in the dead heat of August.

M2
04-18-2005, 09:00 PM
Jr. can't run.

Matt700wlw
04-18-2005, 09:00 PM
Rare site: Griffey showing some forearms. I hate the long undersleeve look, especially in the dead heat of August.


It's August?

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-18-2005, 09:00 PM
13-0 Yankees over D'Rays.

Why is Tampa Bay even in MLB?

Matt700wlw
04-18-2005, 09:01 PM
13-0 Yankees over D'Rays.



Steinbrenner's press release must have worked :D

d2pmr11
04-18-2005, 09:01 PM
Here's some interesting news. I know this is a Reds game thread but . . . ESPN is going to be broadcasting Monday Night Football beginning in 2006? And NBC will be doing Sunday Night Football?

OnBaseMachine
04-18-2005, 09:01 PM
Casey gets ahead 3-0, takes a strike, fouls a pitch, and takes ball 4. 1st and 2nd, Randa up.

Matt700wlw
04-18-2005, 09:01 PM
Here's some interesting news. I know this is a Reds game thread but . . . ESPN is going to be broadcasting Monday Night Football beginning in 2006? And NBC will be doing Sunday Night Football?

Yup

Caveat Emperor
04-18-2005, 09:01 PM
Jr. can't run.

He looks *really* tenative to turn the jets on. Can't say I blame him, either. I'd rather see him jog to a 2B and play 100+ games than burn it up the line every time on routine plays and possibly get hurt AGAIN.

Reds Fanatic
04-18-2005, 09:02 PM
Casey walks 1st and 2nd for Randa

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-18-2005, 09:02 PM
Randa does have a bomb off Wood. Another would be nice now

OnBaseMachine
04-18-2005, 09:03 PM
Randa should have took that for the team :D load 'em up for Dunn.

LincolnparkRed
04-18-2005, 09:03 PM
wood got away with that one

Reds Fanatic
04-18-2005, 09:03 PM
13-0 Yankees over D'Rays.

Why is Tampa Bay even in MLB?
Yankees scored 13 runs on 11 hits and batted for 34 minutes in the 2nd inning.

Matt700wlw
04-18-2005, 09:03 PM
The look on Randa's face when he's hitting still kills me :lol:

Reds Fanatic
04-18-2005, 09:03 PM
Randa strikes out. 5-1 after 3.

d2pmr11
04-18-2005, 09:03 PM
It's August?

You couldn't resist, could you Matt.

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-18-2005, 09:03 PM
Randa strikes out on a ball 2 feet outside. Wood isn't pitching all that great but the punchless Reds can't do anything about it

OnBaseMachine
04-18-2005, 09:03 PM
Randa chases ball 3 in the dirt.

5-1 after 3.

Wasted a big opportunity there.

jfar23
04-18-2005, 09:04 PM
Blah

BrooklynRedz
04-18-2005, 09:04 PM
Yankees scored 13 runs on 11 hits and batted for 34 minutes in the 2nd inning.

I believe they tied Padres for the MLB record for runs in the 2nd inning.

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-18-2005, 09:05 PM
Randa should have took that for the team :D load 'em up for Dunn.

Agreed. Craig Biggio would have. So would LaRue for that matter

sjm
04-18-2005, 09:05 PM
Matt "Tee" Belisle?

Caveat Emperor
04-18-2005, 09:05 PM
Randa strikes out on a ball 2 feet outside. Wood isn't pitching all that great but the punchless Reds can't do anything about it

I never played baseball beyond the high school level, but I really don't understand why anyone swings at that slider Kerry Wood throws. He's physically incapable of dropping it in for a strike. If I'm a batting and see any hard rotation on the ball, I'm taking all the way.

Falls City Beer
04-18-2005, 09:06 PM
I shudder at the thought of what this team's Slugging Against is right now. Teams are absolutely pounding our pitchers.

d2pmr11
04-18-2005, 09:06 PM
Matt "Tee" Belisle?

Door-Matt Belisle?

jfar23
04-18-2005, 09:06 PM
Weber in :eek:

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-18-2005, 09:06 PM
Belisle with the old 2-inning start we've all come to expect around here in recent years.

Kc61
04-18-2005, 09:07 PM
Just remember that Belisle only pitched because Ortiz, Hancock, and Hudson are all hurt. Maybe Belisle is ok in middle relief, but he is only an emergency starter.

Last year at AAA Belisle had a 5.26 ERA with 192 hits allowed in 162 innings. That's in the minor leagues. I know he had a decent spring, but he shouldn't be more than a middle reliever on the Reds right now.

Reds Fanatic
04-18-2005, 09:07 PM
Weber strikes out Barrett.

d2pmr11
04-18-2005, 09:08 PM
Agreed. Craig Biggio would have. So would LaRue for that matter

Biggio would have thrown himself at that slider that Randa struck out on (2 feet outside).

Redmachine2003
04-18-2005, 09:08 PM
Weber in and this could be a blow out now. I was hoping Belisle would become a good starting pitcher for the Reds but he seems to have problems with if he knows when he is going to pitch.

LincolnparkRed
04-18-2005, 09:08 PM
wood has 7 hrs for his career which might be close to Felo

Caveat Emperor
04-18-2005, 09:10 PM
Incidentally, this is the kind of game where spot-starting your longman really bites you in the backside.

They're gonna have to pitch 6 bullpen innings tonight, and normally at least 3 or 4 of those would be (in ideal terms) be pitched BY Matt Belisle. Instead, it's gonna have to be a combination of a bunch of the other guys...

...which is going to be rough considering Branden Claussen isn't exactly the type of pitcher who breeds confidence in his ability to go deep in a ballgame, AND the Reds don't have a day off for a while.

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-18-2005, 09:10 PM
That didn't look like it hit Hairston at all

sjm
04-18-2005, 09:10 PM
Why does Hairston drag his toes?

Falls City Beer
04-18-2005, 09:12 PM
go team! *fart*

TC81190
04-18-2005, 09:12 PM
RUB MY NUB

What do I win, Steel?

LincolnparkRed
04-18-2005, 09:12 PM
Why does Hairston drag his toes?

Check out his pants, he may be the first player thrown out trying to steal 2nd b/c his pants get caught in his spikes

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-18-2005, 09:13 PM
Cubs fans are so annoying.

PuffyPig
04-18-2005, 09:13 PM
Why does Hairston drag his toes?

He's trying to remove the "sparkly" paint from them.

Matt700wlw
04-18-2005, 09:14 PM
Dunn ownes Wood

LincolnparkRed
04-18-2005, 09:14 PM
2 for Dunn and they are not cheapies

Reds Fanatic
04-18-2005, 09:14 PM
Another home run for Dunn 5-2

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-18-2005, 09:14 PM
Haha...Wood whiffed on the throw back to the mound from the catcher. It went right by him.

Dunn again! 5-2

KronoRed
04-18-2005, 09:14 PM
Dunn

Rocks

flyer85
04-18-2005, 09:14 PM
if Dunn was batting cleanup it would be a tie game

OnBaseMachine
04-18-2005, 09:14 PM
Dunn homers again!

Adam Dunn is back!

Caveat Emperor
04-18-2005, 09:14 PM
My solution to the 4-OF problem:

Just ask Dunn before every game: "So, you gonna hit 2 HRs today?"

If he answers yes, he plays.

If not, play Wily Mo.

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-18-2005, 09:15 PM
Dunn chops Wood

Reds Nd2
04-18-2005, 09:15 PM
Another solo shot by Dunn! :KoolAid: