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OnBaseMachine
05-07-2005, 01:41 PM
LA DODGERS AT CINCINNATI -- LINEUPS

LA DODGERS CINCINNATI
AVG HR RBI AVG HR RBI
Cesar Izturis SS .331 1 10 Ryan Freel 2B .339 0 1
Hee Seop Choi 1B .274 5 11 Felipe Lopez SS .308 3 11
J.D. Drew RF .263 4 11 Sean Casey 1B .287 1 9
Jeff Kent 2B .333 7 26 Ken Griffey Jr CF .250 2 12
Milton Bradley CF .308 6 17 Adam Dunn LF .273 8 17
Ricky Ledee LF .300 1 9 Joe Randa 3B .274 4 16
Mike Edwards 3B .500 0 0 Austin Kearns RF .215 4 12
Paul Bako C .261 0 2 Jason Larue C .194 0 6
Derek Lowe RHP .143 0 2 Ramon Ortiz RHP .000 0 0
(2-2, 1.96) (0-1, 9.00)
12:36 PM ET

Virginia Beach Reds
05-07-2005, 01:45 PM
That lineup doesn't look too bad...However, I'd switch Dunn up to 2, move everyone up and slide Lopez in front of LaRue. Oh well.

I am feeling a Reds victory this afternoon.

westofyou
05-07-2005, 01:45 PM
After painfully constructing the lineup to not stack consectutive LH hitters, today we have 4 LH in a row and then 3 RH's

Another John McNamera moment brought to you by Dave Miley and Company.

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2005, 01:52 PM
After painfully constructing the lineup to not stack consectutive LH hitters

Miley is running out of excuses to not bat Dunn higher. It was because he doesn't want 3 lefties in a row. What's next?

ochre
05-07-2005, 01:54 PM
Miley is running out of excuses to not bat Dunn higher. It was because he doesn't want 3 lefties in a row. What's next?
His knees are too high. Batting him early in the lineup screws up the strikezone for everybody else.

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2005, 01:56 PM
His knees are too high. Batting him early in the lineup screws up the strikezone for everybody else.

:ughmamoru

It wouldn't surprise me at all.

RosieRed
05-07-2005, 02:11 PM
Lopez at SS?! :eek: Finally! I never thought I'd see the day.

RFS62
05-07-2005, 02:11 PM
Anybody watching Danny Graves' interview right now?

LvJ
05-07-2005, 02:12 PM
I like the lineup. Time to start a 20 game win streak.

RosieRed
05-07-2005, 02:15 PM
Anybody watching Danny Graves' interview right now?

No, is he saying anything of interest?

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 02:17 PM
Izturis flies out to short. 1 out.

TeamCasey
05-07-2005, 02:17 PM
I don't think he did himself any favors, but he was right when he said it's time to move on.

westofyou
05-07-2005, 02:19 PM
danny Graves best defense would be no offense at this point.

As in do the Eddie Murray, Graves.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 02:19 PM
Choi walks

westofyou
05-07-2005, 02:20 PM
I admit that I can't bench Drew against the Reds (on my fantasy team)

I'm greedy.

PuffyPig
05-07-2005, 02:20 PM
After painfully constructing the lineup to not stack consectutive LH hitters, today we have 4 LH in a row and then 3 RH's

Another John McNamera moment brought to you by Dave Miley and Company.

Lopez is a switch hitter, so only 3 LH hitters in a row.

Blame Kearns poor start for forcing the LH hitters in a row.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 02:21 PM
Drew singles. 1st and 2nd with one out.

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2005, 02:21 PM
Ortiz could allow 9 runs this inning, and it would be an improvement from last night. :D

Kc61
05-07-2005, 02:23 PM
Ortiz could allow 9 runs this inning, and it would be an improvement from last night. :D

And he might.

westofyou
05-07-2005, 02:23 PM
Lopez is a switch hitter, so only 3 LH hitters in a row.

Blame Kearns poor start for forcing the LH hitters in a row.

I assume he'll be batting LH today right?

RFS62
05-07-2005, 02:23 PM
No, is he saying anything of interest?


George lobbed him some softballs, much like Graves does. It was an obvious image repair effort.

Danny just doesn't know when to shut the hell up. He comes across as such a freakin' whiner. And he made a reference to some of the people booing might be drinking, which reminded me of his comment a couple of years ago about the drunks from WV and KY.

He's every bit as effective as a spokesman as he was Monday night.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 02:24 PM
Kent singles. Bases loaded.

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2005, 02:24 PM
20 pitches already. Looks like another long day for the pen.

Bases loaded, 1 out.

westofyou
05-07-2005, 02:25 PM
Here's what they need to beat to get my attention.





IP H R ER BB K HR

P. Wilson 0.0 5 8 8 1 0 2

7-10-2003
IP H R ER BB SO HR
P Wilson 0.0 6 8 7 1 0 0

May 23, 2003
IP H HR R ER BB K
Austin 0 3 0 5 5 4 0


May 28, 2003
IP H HR R ER BB K
Austin 0.2 4 4 5 5 1 0

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 02:26 PM
Bradley pops out to short. 2 outs.

RosieRed
05-07-2005, 02:27 PM
George lobbed him some softballs, much like Graves does. It was an obvious image repair effort.

Danny just doesn't know when to shut the hell up. He comes across as such a freakin' whiner. And he made a reference to some of the people booing might be drinking, which reminded me of his comment a couple of years ago about the drunks from WV and KY.

He's every bit as effective as a spokesman as he was Monday night.

Danny, one doesn't have to be drunk to know a bad performance when they see one.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 02:28 PM
Ledee flies out to center and Ortiz gets out of the inning.

Kc61
05-07-2005, 02:29 PM
Did I see a Reds pitcher throw some decent fastballs that inning?

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 02:30 PM
Freel grounds out to short. 1 out.

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2005, 02:31 PM
I don't like to see the leadoff hitter swing at the first pitch.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 02:32 PM
Lopez flies out to left. 2 outs.

PuffyPig
05-07-2005, 02:32 PM
I assume he'll be batting LH today right?

Not if they bring in a LH pitcher. And it's that possibility that convinced Miley to shy away from consecutive LH hitters. So, for purposes of bringing in a LH specialist in the late innings, I'd consider Lopez a switch hitter.

After all, there's nothing wrong with consecutive LH batters when a RH pitcher is on the mound.

westofyou
05-07-2005, 02:33 PM
After all, there's nothing wrong with consecutive LH batters when a RH pitcher is on the mound.

I know that, but hey it's been Miley's reasoning for the order all year until today.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 02:34 PM
Casey grounds out to 1st. 0-0 after 1.

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2005, 02:34 PM
After 1

Ortiz-28 pitches
Lowe-11 pitches

westofyou
05-07-2005, 02:34 PM
Sean "The Assist Generator" Casey

PuffyPig
05-07-2005, 02:35 PM
I know that, but hey it's been Miley's reasoning for the order all year until today.

Yes, but (1) it's broke so he's trying to fix it; and (2) Kearns isn't hitting, so he needs to be moved dowm.

TeamCasey
05-07-2005, 02:35 PM
I'm Spartacus!

Hoosier Red
05-07-2005, 02:35 PM
Casey grounds out to 1st. 0-0 after 1.

And people say he only meakly grounds out to second. Way to showem Sean.
:devil:

SunDeck
05-07-2005, 02:37 PM
I don't like to see the leadoff hitter swing at the first pitch.

Two things that can get my dad to spill his beer at a ball game - missing a cutoff man and leadoff pitchers swinging at the first pitch in the first inning.

"Work the count! Let the guys see him, for Chrissakes!"

westofyou
05-07-2005, 02:37 PM
Yes, but (1) it's broke so he's trying to fix it; and (2) Kearns isn't hitting, so he needs to be moved dowm.

Don't you get tired of defending this crap?

Miley's current logic is based on desperation, as in he doesn't use it until his back is against the wall. Otherwise he just puts his head down and runs straight ahead.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 02:38 PM
Edwards flies out to center. 1 out.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 02:39 PM
Bako flies out to the warning track in center. 2 outs.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 02:41 PM
Great play by Freel to end the inning. 0-0 middle of the 2nd.

Big Klu
05-07-2005, 02:41 PM
George lobbed him some softballs, much like Graves does. It was an obvious image repair effort.

Danny just doesn't know when to shut the hell up. He comes across as such a freakin' whiner. And he made a reference to some of the people booing might be drinking, which reminded me of his comment a couple of years ago about the drunks from WV and KY.

He's every bit as effective as a spokesman as he was Monday night.

I booed at my TV last night when Graves came in, and no, I wasn't drinking.

Kc61
05-07-2005, 02:42 PM
Think of it this way. Miley would like to hit a righty in the middle of the order. He doesn't have one capable of doing that right now. Maybe when WMP comes back.

RosieRed
05-07-2005, 02:43 PM
Reds Fanatic, thanks for the PBP. :)

PuffyPig
05-07-2005, 02:44 PM
Don't you get tired of defending this crap?

Miley's current logic is based on desperation, as in he doesn't use it until his back is against the wall. Otherwise he just puts his head down and runs straight ahead.

Who's defending him?

Posters criticized him for not changing the batting order. Then he gets criticized for changing it

I don't care his motivation for changing it. I'm just glad that he has..

westofyou
05-07-2005, 02:44 PM
Think of it this way. Miley would like to hit a righty in the middle of the order. He doesn't have one capable of doing that right now. Maybe when WMP comes back.

Kearns had an HR last night, he could be the 5th slot, Dunn the 3rd and Casey the 6th.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 02:45 PM
Junior flies out to center. 1 out.

Big Klu
05-07-2005, 02:45 PM
Warning track power...(sigh)

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 02:46 PM
Dunn strikes out swinging. 2 outs.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 02:46 PM
Randa grounds out to 2nd. 0-0 after 2.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 02:49 PM
Izturis grounds out to short. 1 out.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 02:51 PM
Choi lines a single to left.

PuffyPig
05-07-2005, 02:53 PM
Againt Cincy, Choi = Overbay.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 02:54 PM
Drew homers to deep center. 2-0 Dodgers.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 02:54 PM
Kent grounds out to short. 2 outs.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 02:56 PM
Bradley grounds out to 1st. 2-0 Dodgers middle of the 3rd.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 02:58 PM
Kearns grounds out to short. 1 out.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 03:01 PM
Larue walks

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 03:03 PM
Ortiz strikes out. 2 outs.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 03:04 PM
Freel attempts to bunt for a hit by is thrown out by Lowe. 2-0 Dodgers after 3.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 03:08 PM
Ledee strikes out swinging. 1 out.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 03:09 PM
Edwards triples

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 03:13 PM
Bako singles on a squeeze play. 3-0 Dodgers.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 03:14 PM
Lowe sacrifices the runner to 2nd. 2 outs.

ws1990reds
05-07-2005, 03:14 PM
I'm already not liking this Ortiz pitcher. He had to know the squeeze was coming, and looked like his shoes were tied together. This team's morale is collapsing by the minute.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 03:15 PM
Izturis strikes out swinging. 3-0 Dodgers middle of the 4th.

PuffyPig
05-07-2005, 03:18 PM
Once the batter gets the bunt down, there's really no defense to the squeeze. Any even average runner will easily score if the bunt is gotten down.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 03:18 PM
Lopez tries to bunt for a hit and is thrown out by Lowe. 1 out.

TeamCasey
05-07-2005, 03:19 PM
Why bunt the leadoff hitter? I can see it if you're trying to move someone over.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 03:19 PM
Casey grounds out to third. 2 outs.

westofyou
05-07-2005, 03:19 PM
Jim Kaat wouldn't have made that out at home.

M2
05-07-2005, 03:19 PM
The upside of this game is I get to listen to Charlie Steiner and Steve Lyons do the broadcast.

TeamCasey
05-07-2005, 03:20 PM
BTW, Good job, Reds Fanatic. :)

RosieRed
05-07-2005, 03:20 PM
I refuse to accept getting no-hit. So Reds, get some hits already!

PuffyPig
05-07-2005, 03:20 PM
Jim Kaat wouldn't have made that out at home.

And Jim Kaat wouldn't have given up a triple to Edwards.

RFS62
05-07-2005, 03:20 PM
Steiner has a great show on XM Radio.

Talks to beat writers all over MLB every day.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 03:21 PM
Junior grounds out to 2nd. 3-0 Dodgers after 4.

ochre
05-07-2005, 03:21 PM
Once the batter gets the bunt down, there's really no defense to the squeeze. Any even average runner will easily score if the bunt is gotten down.
That's why you plant one in the bunter's chest :)

westofyou
05-07-2005, 03:21 PM
And Jim Kaat wouldn't have given up a triple to Edwards.

However he can't cut hair a lick.

PuffyPig
05-07-2005, 03:21 PM
Why bunt the leadoff hitter?

To get on base????

westofyou
05-07-2005, 03:23 PM
I get a feeling that there was a little talk with Freel and Lopez about "using their speed" in the top two slots.

I prefer they swing and use their speed unless a sacrifice is on.

westofyou
05-07-2005, 03:24 PM
George Grande is the fan of everyone.

RFS62
05-07-2005, 03:25 PM
I get a feeling that there was a little talk with Freel and Lopez about "using their speed" in the top two slots.

I prefer they swing and use their speed unless a sacrifice is on.


Yeah, I'm geting that feeling too.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 03:26 PM
Choi flies out to center. 1 out.

westofyou
05-07-2005, 03:26 PM
Yeah, I'm geting that feeling too.

Trying to ride the Elephant through the eye of the needle.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 03:27 PM
Drew strikes out swinging. 2 outs.

RosieRed
05-07-2005, 03:27 PM
Anyone have Oritz's pitch count handy?

westofyou
05-07-2005, 03:28 PM
78/51

SteelSD
05-07-2005, 03:28 PM
I get a feeling that there was a little talk with Freel and Lopez about "using their speed" in the top two slots.

I prefer they swing and use their speed unless a sacrifice is on.

You mean that you feel Miley's trying to get the gang to do things they're not very good at?

Do tell...

RFS62
05-07-2005, 03:28 PM
I think our entire organizational philosophy is the "get em on, get em over, get em in" mantra.

From the top down.

How else can you explain Dunn's spot in the lineup?

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 03:29 PM
Kent flies out to the warning track in left. 3-0 Dodgers middle of the 5th.

westofyou
05-07-2005, 03:30 PM
You mean that you feel Miley's trying to get the gang to do things they're not very good at?

Do tell...

Here's a photo of Dave preparing Freel for the leadoff spot.

http://www.dslextreme.com/users/wlee/olsz/geppetto.jpg

Redsland
05-07-2005, 03:31 PM
I think our entire organizational philosophy is the "get em on, get em over, get em in" mantra.
You've got some typos in there. The mantra is actually "let 'em on, let 'em over, let 'em in."

:)

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 03:32 PM
Dunn strikes out. 1 out.

RFS62
05-07-2005, 03:32 PM
You've got some typos in there. The mantra is actually "let 'em on, let 'em over, let 'em in."

:)


:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

RosieRed
05-07-2005, 03:32 PM
78/51

Gracias.

RosieRed
05-07-2005, 03:33 PM
A hit!!! Finally!!!

westofyou
05-07-2005, 03:33 PM
94/60 now

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 03:33 PM
Finally a hit. Randa doubles off the wall in center.

TeamCasey
05-07-2005, 03:34 PM
WTG Randa

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 03:35 PM
Kearns grounds out to third. 2 outs.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 03:35 PM
Larue grounds out to 3rd. 3-0 Dodgers after 5.

westofyou
05-07-2005, 03:37 PM
Lowe is fooling the Reds with a pitch that is called The Sinker.

It makes it hard to hit Fly balls and Home Runs.

Now I know how other teams felt facing Candy Cummings for the first time.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 03:37 PM
Lowe is through 5 innings on only 60 pitches.

ws1990reds
05-07-2005, 03:37 PM
Kudos to Rando for breaking up the no-hit bid by Lowe, but...

yet another example of where Reds hitters think they're hitting homeruns and wind up losing bases because of this flawed thinking. Unless the umpire motions that it's a homerun (or it's an obvious homerun), you should be running the bases. Randa should have had a triple out of that. He would have scored on a ground-out. The Reds need to quit admiring their shots and get their heads back in the game.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 03:38 PM
Great play by Freel. 1 out.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 03:39 PM
Ledee singles to center.

SteelSD
05-07-2005, 03:40 PM
Kudos to Rando for breaking up the no-hit bid by Lowe, but...

yet another example of where Reds hitters think they're hitting homeruns and wind up losing bases because of this flawed thinking. Unless the umpire motions that it's a homerun (or it's an obvious homerun), you should be running the bases. Randa should have had a triple out of that. He would have scored on a ground-out. The Reds need to quit admiring their shots and get their heads back in the game.

Exactly how fast do you think Joe Randa is?

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 03:41 PM
Edwards bloops a single to center. 1st and 2nd with one out.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 03:42 PM
Ortiz is taken out of the game. Weathers is coming in.

GAC
05-07-2005, 03:42 PM
Pitching change for Reds.

This team isn't good enough to be in last palce. :lol:

Chats open :beerme:

westofyou
05-07-2005, 03:42 PM
Exactly how fast do you think Joe Randa is?

This fast.

http://www.supermanartists.comics.org/flash-fl1a.jpg

ws1990reds
05-07-2005, 03:43 PM
Exactly how fast do you think Joe Randa is?

He coasted into secondbase, AND had time to admire his shot off the wall. That ought to be your first clue. The kid isn't the speediest, but he's probably as fast as that Edwards kid is, and the positioning of the ball at the base of the wall couldn't have been in any more favor of Randa.

Big Klu
05-07-2005, 03:43 PM
George says that Ramon Ortiz pitched well. I guess he did, compared to recent performances we have gotten. :rolleyes:

Big Klu
05-07-2005, 03:46 PM
woy,

Barry Allen kicks Jay Garrick's butt. (Though Jay didn't have nearly as many personal issues.)

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 03:46 PM
Bako strikes out swinging. 2 outs.

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2005, 03:46 PM
George says that Ramon Ortiz pitched well. I guess he did, compared to recent performances we have gotten. :rolleyes:

9 baserunners in 5.1 innings, 3 runs(maybe more), 100+ pitches. You know your pitching sucks when you consider that a good outing.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 03:47 PM
Lowe flies out to center. 3-0 Dodgers middle of the 6th.

SteelSD
05-07-2005, 03:48 PM
He coasted into secondbase, AND had time to admire his shot off the wall. That ought to be your first clue. The kid isn't the speediest, but he's probably as fast as that Edwards kid is, and the positioning of the ball at the base of the wall couldn't have been in any more favor of Randa.

Being able to move 240 feet instead of 180 feet before the ball is returned to the Infield doesn't mean you're safe at third. It means you're out.

He's not Jay Garrick.

westofyou
05-07-2005, 03:48 PM
Barry Allen kicks Jay Garrick's butt. (Though Jay didn't have nearly as many personal issues.)

True... but he doesn't have that cool hat.

TRF
05-07-2005, 03:49 PM
woy,

Barry Allen kicks Jay Garrick's butt. (Though Jay didn't have nearly as many personal issues.)

Yeah, but Wally is faster than both of them.

SteelSD
05-07-2005, 03:49 PM
woy,

Barry Allen kicks Jay Garrick's butt. (Though Jay didn't have nearly as many personal issues.)

Allen's still dead. ;)

SteelSD
05-07-2005, 03:50 PM
Yeah, but Wally is faster than both of them.

That's because Wally is directly linked into the speed force.

Bart is gonna' be faster than all of 'em.

westofyou
05-07-2005, 03:51 PM
Yeah, but Wally is faster than both of them.

And he can jump rope.

http://www.upstreamgroup.com/images/gator.gif

TeamCasey
05-07-2005, 03:51 PM
Chats open :beerme:

Came in for a moment, but the boy came up for a body slam.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 03:51 PM
Jimenez pinch hits and leads off with a single.

westofyou
05-07-2005, 03:53 PM
Freel Hits a casey hop moves the runner to 2nd.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 03:53 PM
Freel grounds out to 2nd. The runner goes to 2nd.

TRF
05-07-2005, 03:53 PM
Bart has a 10 cent head.

the future is Wally's daughter.

M2
05-07-2005, 03:54 PM
And he can jump rope.

http://www.upstreamgroup.com/images/gator.gif

I once watched Wally Gator and Lippy the Lion in Spanish at a pension while an ancient Spanish woman mocked my friend for having drinken too much the night before. Surreal.

TeamCasey
05-07-2005, 03:54 PM
We're on the board!

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 03:55 PM
Lopez lines a double to the wall. 3-1

Chip R
05-07-2005, 03:55 PM
Came in for a moment, but the boy came up for a body slam.Did he feel the power of TCmania? ;)

Big Klu
05-07-2005, 03:55 PM
Explain to me again why Rich Aurilia is the regular SS instead of Felipe Lopez?

SteelSD
05-07-2005, 03:55 PM
Bart has a 10 cent head.

the future is Wally's daughter.

Bah! Bart's just young. He's my hot pick to click.

Kinda like Felipe Lopez.;)

westofyou
05-07-2005, 03:55 PM
Lowe is really getting the benifit of the lower zone they're calling this year.

He doesn't have his mistakes being battered as often since they are not as up in the zone as they were in prior years.

Except that one to Lopez

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2005, 03:56 PM
Felipe Lopez can hit a little, eh?

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 03:56 PM
Casey drives in a run with a single to center. 3-2

TeamCasey
05-07-2005, 03:56 PM
Did he feel the power of TCmania? ;)

He sure did. I'm the only one he's allowed to beat on ...... but I give it right back.

GAC
05-07-2005, 03:57 PM
YABBA HOOBA!

3-2 NOW.

We're going topless in chat! :p:

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 03:57 PM
Junior lines out to left. 2 outs.

westofyou
05-07-2005, 03:58 PM
Lippy the Lion

and Hardy Har Har... almost as important as Morroco Mole

http://www.toonopedia.com/secsqurl.jpg

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 03:58 PM
Dunn lines a hit to right. 1st and 3rd with 2 outs.

ws1990reds
05-07-2005, 03:58 PM
Being able to move 240 feet instead of 180 feet before the ball is returned to the Infield doesn't mean you're safe at third. It means you're out.

He's not Jay Garrick.

Notice that the time he spent on admiring his shot (and jogging) and the time that he coasted into second (reducing his run to a jog) would have given him a great chance at being safe at third should have he have chosen to give one percent effort. How do you know he's out? Boy, they should have just told Edwards to stay at second. :rolleyes:

M2
05-07-2005, 03:59 PM
The dirty little secret with Derek Lowe is you can hit the ball hard against him.

Oh, and Felipe's the SS now, right? I mean, this whole Aurilia thing's over, right?

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 04:00 PM
Wild pitch scores Casey 3-3!! Dunn goes all the way to 3rd.

Big Klu
05-07-2005, 04:00 PM
Heads up baserunning by Adam Dunn.

westofyou
05-07-2005, 04:00 PM
Adam Dunn and Sean Casey are barrel racing without horses.

GAC
05-07-2005, 04:01 PM
Who taught Casey how to slide?

4-3 Reds now!

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 04:01 PM
Randa singles to center. 4-3 Reds!!

Hoosier Red
05-07-2005, 04:01 PM
This is really a minor thing, but did you see him break out of the box?
Could it be as he was getting to second he looked at the 3rd base coach, saw the hold sign, and decided to "coast" into second?
Then admire things?

westofyou
05-07-2005, 04:01 PM
Oh, and Felipe's the SS now, right? I mean, this whole Aurilia thing's over, right?

Terry Pendelton has left the house.

SteelSD
05-07-2005, 04:01 PM
Notice that the time he spent on admiring his shot (and jogging) and the time that he coasted into second (reducing his run to a jog) would have given him a great chance at being safe at third should have he have chosen to give one percent effort. How do you know he's out? Boy, they should have just told Edwards to stay at second. :rolleyes:

I saw the play. There's no way a runner with Randa's speed gets to third base safely on that ball. Nor the one Lopez hit and Lopez is much faster than Randa.

ws1990reds
05-07-2005, 04:01 PM
NOW the Reds have an attitude! That's how ya do, Reddies! :thumbup: Man, I loved Casey's slide into home plate. :laugh:

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 04:02 PM
Kearns homers to the upper deck in left. 6-3 Reds!!!!

SteelSD
05-07-2005, 04:02 PM
KEARNS! GONE!

This team has no heart.

westofyou
05-07-2005, 04:02 PM
NOW the Reds have an attitude!

Reality is the construct of ones perception of the world around them.

RFS62
05-07-2005, 04:03 PM
Yay!!!

We're good again!!!

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2005, 04:03 PM
Kearns is back!

TeamCasey
05-07-2005, 04:03 PM
Topless in chat worked!

LvJ
05-07-2005, 04:03 PM
This Feels Like The World Series. :dunno: :dancingco :bowrofl:

ws1990reds
05-07-2005, 04:03 PM
I saw the play. There's no way a runner with Randa's speed gets to third base safely on that ball. Nor the one Lopez hit and Lopez is much faster than Randa.

Oh, that's right. None of the rest of us were watching the game. We'll just agree to disagree. Punch a bug! :laugh:

Chip R
05-07-2005, 04:04 PM
Oh, and Felipe's the SS now, right? I mean, this whole Aurilia thing's over, right?Yeah, right.

Reds Nd2
05-07-2005, 04:04 PM
:rockband:

Reds are rockin' again.

RFS62
05-07-2005, 04:04 PM
Oh, that's right. None of the rest of us were watching the game. We'll just agree to disagree. Punch a bug! :laugh:


Well, I was watching it, and no way he gets to third.

Casey looked like a gooney bird coming in for a landing on that slide.

GAC
05-07-2005, 04:05 PM
See what topless woman in chat can do for you! :thumbup:

RFS62
05-07-2005, 04:05 PM
I have never seen such lousy directing by the tv crew. They've been on the wrong shot at least a half dozen times when a play started.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 04:06 PM
Larue flies out to center. 6-3 Reds after 6.

westofyou
05-07-2005, 04:06 PM
Well, I was watching it, and no way he gets to third.

Casey looked like a gooney bird coming in for a landing on that slide.

Yep he was not getting to third in this lifetime.

Casey's slide resembled Big Bird on a Slip and Slide.

Big Klu
05-07-2005, 04:06 PM
Reality is the construct of ones perception of the world around them.

Now don't get all Morpheus on me! :cool:

http://www.neoandtrinity.net/imgs/morpheus_front.jpg

Puffy
05-07-2005, 04:06 PM
Yeah! I'm buying my world series tickets today - who's with me?

SunDeck
05-07-2005, 04:07 PM
I have never seen such lousy directing by the tv crew. They've been on the wrong shot at least a half dozen times when a play started.

They're cathing the nuances.
Try this without a TV, 62.

RosieRed
05-07-2005, 04:07 PM
See what topless woman in chat can do for you! :thumbup:

:wave:

ws1990reds
05-07-2005, 04:07 PM
Reality is the construct of ones perception of the world around them.

As in player's perception of fans? Nah, Danny Graves wouldn't know anything about that. :laugh: The Reds are clearly into this game, I just wish that they were this pumped for game other than ones that break long losing streaks.

Man, that was a monster shot by Kearns. :devil:

Big Klu
05-07-2005, 04:08 PM
Did George just say "Bob Boone"?

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 04:08 PM
Mercker in to pitch. Freel moves to right and Jimenez stays in to play 2nd.

westofyou
05-07-2005, 04:09 PM
I just wish that they were this pumped for game other than ones that break long losing streaks.
They were.

You weren't.

PuffyPig
05-07-2005, 04:09 PM
Lowe showed the Dodgers what happens when a sinker doesn't sink.

Of course, that's a lesson we already have been taught.

And taught.

And taught.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 04:09 PM
Izturis flies out to center. 1 out.

ws1990reds
05-07-2005, 04:10 PM
Well, I was watching it, and no way he gets to third.

Casey looked like a gooney bird coming in for a landing on that slide.

And, he scored. Hence, the point that effort goes a long way. Heart and soul does factor into your success as a player.

Mercker's throwing well today. :thumbup:

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2005, 04:10 PM
So, Kearns hits a HR and gets taken out of the game?

:rolleyes:

TeamBoone
05-07-2005, 04:10 PM
It helps the team's "heart" a whole lot when they're not buried deep in a hole before they even get up to bat!

Go Reds!!!! I'd forgotten what it feels like!

M2
05-07-2005, 04:10 PM
KEARNS! GONE!

This team has no heart.

And everyone who ever had a heart
They wouldn't turn around and break it

RosieRed
05-07-2005, 04:10 PM
Mercker in to pitch. Freel moves to right and Jimenez stays in to play 2nd.

Wait a minute. Does that mean Kearns is out of the game???

SteelSD
05-07-2005, 04:10 PM
Oh, that's right. None of the rest of us were watching the game. We'll just agree to disagree. Punch a bug! :laugh:

I don't doubt you're watching the game. Nor do I doubt that you attribute the vast majority of what happens during a ballgame to nothing but "effort" and "heart".

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 04:11 PM
Choi lines out to 3rd. 2 outs.

TeamBoone
05-07-2005, 04:11 PM
So, Kearns hits a HR and gets taken out of the game?

:rolleyes:

I missed that. Not too smart a move, IMHO.

Nothing like a negative reward; do they ever think about things such as that?

LvJ
05-07-2005, 04:11 PM
So, Kearns hits a HR and gets taken out of the game?

:rolleyes: That's what happens when your bullpen sucks and was used all day yesterday. :cry:

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 04:11 PM
Wait a minute. Does that mean Kearns is out of the game???
Yes Kearns is out. Mercker is in the spot in the lineup.

Big Klu
05-07-2005, 04:11 PM
Wait a minute. Does that mean Kearns is out of the game???

Yes, but it also means that (maybe) Mercker might pitch more than one inning!

ws1990reds
05-07-2005, 04:12 PM
They were.

You weren't.

Nah, we were all down when they were stinking it up. Don't deny it. :laugh:

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 04:12 PM
Drew flies out. 6-3 Reds middle of the 7th.

TeamBoone
05-07-2005, 04:12 PM
Pitcher is up first next inning; seems like there could have been a better solution.

Big Klu
05-07-2005, 04:13 PM
The double-switch is in order in this case. The nine-spot leads off the inning.

LvJ
05-07-2005, 04:13 PM
Dlo 2-2 :)

RosieRed
05-07-2005, 04:13 PM
I think it is crap that Kearns was taken out. Makes me :rolleyes:

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 04:14 PM
Jimenez doubles to the wall. 2 straight hits for Jimenez batting left handed.

Big Klu
05-07-2005, 04:14 PM
Pitcher is up first next inning; seems like there could have been a better solution.

What do you suggest?

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 04:15 PM
Freel bunts they try to throw Jimenez out at third and everyone is safe. 1st and 3rd with no outs.

LvJ
05-07-2005, 04:15 PM
Niiiiiice slide. :thumbup:

Big Klu
05-07-2005, 04:15 PM
Bad bunt by Freel; good slide by Jimenez!

SteelSD
05-07-2005, 04:15 PM
Freakin' Miley. That was a dumb idea. I don't care that the Dodgers screwed it up. That was a dumb idea.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 04:16 PM
Lopez grounds into a 6-4 fielder's choice. Drives in a run 7-3.

LvJ
05-07-2005, 04:16 PM
:dunno: Freel was safe.

RFS62
05-07-2005, 04:16 PM
Lord, if I hear George say "smiling side of the scoreboard" one more time...

Big Klu
05-07-2005, 04:17 PM
Bad call! Freel flat-out beat the throw!

Puffy
05-07-2005, 04:17 PM
I'm hungover.

I have nothing to add to that statement, just thought you guys would like to know it.

ws1990reds
05-07-2005, 04:17 PM
It helps the team's "heart" a whole lot when they're not buried deep in a hole before they even get up to bat!

Go Reds!!!! I'd forgotten what it feels like!

Ever heard of teams winning games before they've even started playing? It's all in the eyes. If you ain't got that burning desire to beat your opponent, you're already in a "hole". Giving 100 percent tends to keep you in the game. Being complacent (as the Reds and Miley were before this game). If Paul Wilson had made an effort to throw something other than fastballs (we've still not heard why he did that) and to paint, it probably wouldn't have gotten that ugly. Also, that was only one game out of eight in that losing streak that it was that ugly that early on. So, I don't really buy your argument.

M2
05-07-2005, 04:17 PM
Allow me to state for the record that despite his struggles I do NOT support the notion of burying D'Angelo Jiminez on the bench. He can play baseball just fine and he'll get back in form soon enough.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 04:18 PM
Kelly Wunsch in to pitch for the Dodgers.

ws1990reds
05-07-2005, 04:18 PM
I don't doubt you're watching the game. Nor do I doubt that you attribute the vast majority of what happens during a ballgame to nothing but "effort" and "heart".

Oh well, continue on with your baseless assumptions. You're ruining this forum experience for me, congratulations. :thumbdown

Puffy
05-07-2005, 04:19 PM
As much as I'd like to see Casey and Dunn flipped in this lineup, I hope Miley keeps it for awhile. I think its the best one the Reds have had all year.

TRF
05-07-2005, 04:19 PM
Allow me to state for the record that despite his struggles I do NOT support the notion of burying D'Angelo Jiminez on the bench. He can play baseball just fine and he'll get back in form soon enough.

While i agree with this, i don't think that form is a level as high as either Lopez or Freel.

I really like Freel and FeLo up the middle.

SteelSD
05-07-2005, 04:20 PM
Allow me to state for the record that despite his struggles I do NOT support the notion of burying D'Angelo Jiminez on the bench. He can play baseball just fine and he'll get back in form soon enough.

Agree.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 04:20 PM
Casey flies out to center. 2 outs.

Big Klu
05-07-2005, 04:20 PM
Allow me to state for the record that despite his struggles I do NOT support the notion of burying D'Angelo Jiminez on the bench. He can play baseball just fine and he'll get back in form soon enough.

Agreed. I was in favor of sitting him during his cold streak, because I think you have to play the hot hand. But you still give him opportunities to play his way back into the lineup (like they have done today).

Reds Nd2
05-07-2005, 04:20 PM
Ever heard of teams winning games before they've even started playing?

Umm, no. That's why they play the games.

LvJ
05-07-2005, 04:21 PM
:dancingco Yep. It's ON now!

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 04:21 PM
Junior doubles to the right field corner. Nice slide by Lopez to beat the tag. 8-3 Reds!

Big Klu
05-07-2005, 04:22 PM
Explain to me again why Rich Aurilia is the starting SS instead of Felipe Lopez?

M2
05-07-2005, 04:22 PM
All right, seriously, Felipe's the SS now, right?

RFS62
05-07-2005, 04:23 PM
All right, seriously, Felipe's the SS now, right?


I'd say even money.

westofyou
05-07-2005, 04:23 PM
Explain to me again why Rich Aurilia is the starting SS instead of Felipe Lopez?
It's all in the eyes.

PuffyPig
05-07-2005, 04:23 PM
If Kearns stays in the game, Jimenez doesn't lead off and we likely don't score 2 runs.

Players understand the double switch. It's got nothing to do with punishment and everything to do with situation and keeping your best pitchers in the game.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 04:24 PM
Dunn pops out to short. 8-3 Reds after 7.

Big Klu
05-07-2005, 04:24 PM
If Kearns stays in the game, Jimenez doesn't lead off and we likely don't score 2 runs.

Players understand the double switch. It's got nothing to do with punishment and everything to do with situation and keeping your best pitchers in the game.

Exactly.

westofyou
05-07-2005, 04:24 PM
Players understand the double switch. It's got nothing to do with punishment and everything to do with situation and keeping your best pitchers in the game.

True, it's used to roll the lineup.

Plus They should be used to it by now, Miley DS more than Boone.

ws1990reds
05-07-2005, 04:24 PM
Anyone heard anything on whether Paul Wilson has an injury?

M2
05-07-2005, 04:25 PM
While i agree with this, i don't think that form is a level as high as either Lopez or Freel.

I really like Freel and FeLo up the middle.

I like Freel bouncing around so that he doesn't have time to dwell on his defensive foibles at any one position.

Puffy
05-07-2005, 04:25 PM
Mercker in the 8th and Wagner in the 9th.

Please.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 04:26 PM
Wagner in to pitch the 8th. I don't know why they didn't keep Mercker in.

Big Klu
05-07-2005, 04:26 PM
NO! I don't like this. Mercker should still be out there....

Puffy
05-07-2005, 04:27 PM
Well, there goes all your guys theories. Double switch and still Mercker only goes one inning. So why did he take Kearns out again???

Yes, it worked, I'm just curious.

RFS62
05-07-2005, 04:27 PM
Nice punch out

westofyou
05-07-2005, 04:27 PM
Wagner threw 15 pitches last night and that was his 4th K in a row.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 04:27 PM
Kent strikes out. 1 out.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 04:28 PM
Bradley singles to left.

RFS62
05-07-2005, 04:28 PM
Middle of the order too

Big Klu
05-07-2005, 04:28 PM
Well, there goes all your guys theories. Double switch and still Mercker only goes one inning. So why did he take Kearns out again???

Yes, it worked, I'm just curious.

I'm scratching my head...I'm at a loss... :confused:

SteelSD
05-07-2005, 04:29 PM
Well, there goes all your guys theories. Double switch and still Mercker only goes one inning. So why did he take Kearns out again???

Yes, it worked, I'm just curious.

Two moves for the price of one?

That's all I have.

How's the head feelin'?

ws1990reds
05-07-2005, 04:29 PM
I guess this means Danny Graves is closing the ninth.

TRF
05-07-2005, 04:29 PM
I like Freel bouncing around so that he doesn't have time to dwell on his defensive foibles at any one position.

Then he absolutely has to play 5 games out of 7.

He brings too much to the top of the order.

FeLo for Dessens (in essence) is really looking good right now.

westofyou
05-07-2005, 04:29 PM
So why did he take Kearns out again???

Kearns has to put out the cold cuts after the game?

Big Klu
05-07-2005, 04:29 PM
I guess this means Danny Graves is closing the ninth.

:bang:

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 04:30 PM
Ledee grounds out to 2nd. Runner goes to 2nd. 2 outs.

RFS62
05-07-2005, 04:30 PM
Kearns has to put out the cold cuts after the game?


well, that explains M2's theory

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2005, 04:30 PM
I guess this means Danny Graves is closing the ninth.
Wagner is due up 2nd so Graves will be in.