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oneupper
05-31-2005, 07:17 PM
Cincinnati
AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg
R. Freel rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .318
F. Lopez ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .299
S. Casey 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .317
Griffey Jr. cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261
A. Dunn lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244
J. Randa 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .291
R. Aurilia 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
J. LaRue c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235
M. Belisle p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

Houston
AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg
W. Taveras cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
T. Self rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .219
C. Biggio 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .291
L. Berkman lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .216
M. Ensberg 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281
M. Lamb 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
A. Everett ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222
B. Ausmus c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248
B. Backe p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

jfar23
05-31-2005, 07:23 PM
Fire Miley right now :thumbdown

Even if Aurilia some how gets 5 hits it makes zero sense to start him over Austin Kearns.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 07:24 PM
I don't have a huge problem with it. Kearns obviously is struggling, although it seems like they're trying to find any reason whatsoever to get Aurilia in there. I didn't even know he *played* second base. Boo.

PickOff
05-31-2005, 07:28 PM
unbelievable

Cedric
05-31-2005, 07:29 PM
You have got to be kidding me.

kyred14
05-31-2005, 07:29 PM
:bang: :bang: :bang: :bang: :bang: :bang: :bang: :bang: :bang: :bang: :bang: :bang: :bang: :bang: :bang: :bang: :bang: :bang:

fs43340
05-31-2005, 07:36 PM
Fire Miley right now :thumbdown

Why? Won't do any good. Things will be the same with Miley there or not.

bellhead
05-31-2005, 07:36 PM
Is Miley trying to put the best defensive alignment he can out on the field with today's lineup? Maybe he is even though Kearns is a pretty good outfielder I would have to give the nod to Aurilla over Freel @ 2nd.

TC81190
05-31-2005, 07:44 PM
I would have to give the nod to Aurilla over Freel @ 2nd.

I wouldn't. Freel/Lopez is the best MIF combo we've had in a long time.

LexingtonRedsFan
05-31-2005, 07:46 PM
I wouldnt give the nod to aurillia over freel at 2nd, maybe at SS, but not at 2nd. Maybe Miley has a man crush on Aurillia....:all_cohol

Marge'sMullet
05-31-2005, 07:47 PM
Does Aurilla have so dirt on Miley or DB, he seems to be given everything he wants.

I heard he told them he would only play one game in AAA, and he didn't even want to do that.

SirFelixCat
05-31-2005, 07:50 PM
Does Aurilla have so dirt on Miley or DB, he seems to be given everything he wants.

I heard he told them he would only play one game in AAA, and he didn't even want to do that.

Seriously...how do you let a role player player dictate what moves you make? Unreal.

TeamBoone
05-31-2005, 07:53 PM
I don't have a huge problem with it. Kearns obviously is struggling, although it seems like they're trying to find any reason whatsoever to get Aurilia in there. I didn't even know he *played* second base. Boo.

Don't you think it's a problem when he's taking playing time away from a starter... a young, superior player with a whole lot of upside that could turn it around at any moment?

I do.

And who will he take playing time away from tomorrow?

If they don't want Kearns in there, I'd rather see Jacob Cruz playing for a change. Jacob is being sorely neglected so far this season... even when it comes to pinch hitting.

Oxilon
05-31-2005, 07:53 PM
Is anybody really surprised by this? You knew this day was coming, just fortunately, Lopez wasn't affected at all by this. It's only a matter of time before putting Aurilia in the lineup everynight will cost Miley his job.

KronoRed
05-31-2005, 07:55 PM
I'd rather see Ramano if Kearns needs a day off

This is just baffling

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 07:55 PM
Seriously...how do you let a role player player dictate what moves you make? Unreal.

When your "role player" hit 37 HRs in 2001, yet has failed to post an OPS over .735 in every year since, he must be an integral, must-play "power hitter".
The FO learned their lesson on Danny Graves and the huge gap in his reputation and performance, yet they continue to defiantly play Aurilia nearly every day despite his obvious decline in production.

If they're just giving Kearns a day off because of his struggles and don't start Aurilia for at least another 4-5 days, I have no problem with this for tonight.......and tonight alone. :)

butlerbulldogs
05-31-2005, 07:56 PM
good to see the cagey veteran (Aurillia) back in the lineup over Ears, his experience will make the difference in this game :beerme:

TC81190
05-31-2005, 07:57 PM
It's only a matter of time before putting Aurilia in the lineup everynight will cost Miley his job.

You would think so. But no.

KronoRed
05-31-2005, 07:59 PM
Is anybody really surprised by this? You knew this day was coming, just fortunately, Lopez wasn't affected at all by this. It's only a matter of time before putting Aurilia in the lineup everynight will cost Miley his job.
Unless it's the one who signed Aurilia in the first place who is dictating him being in the lineup.

WMR
05-31-2005, 08:00 PM
I wouldn't give Aurilia the nod over the bat boy, much less Austin Kearns

WMR
05-31-2005, 08:02 PM
This is such a dumb managerial move,,, is Miley truly this stupid... obviously the answer is yes.

Wonder if he'll put WMP on the bench in favor of Rich Aurilia when he gets back????

FIRE MILEY

Oxilon
05-31-2005, 08:02 PM
Unless it's the one who signed Aurilia in the first place who is dictating him being in the lineup.

Starting a sub-medoza line hitter with a stone glove over a potential franchise cornerstone outfielder and a potential All Star shortstop will result in losses. And when those losses build up, somebody has to be the scapegoat, and that person is Miley, IMO (when it should be DanO too).

KronoRed
05-31-2005, 08:03 PM
Yes WMR..he will...expect Pena to be a PH for awhile when he returns.

WMR
05-31-2005, 08:06 PM
oh hey Krono! Do you agree with that? It seems to me that once he finishes his rehab assignment he should be inserted immediately? Platooned w/ Kearns, I mean.

LOL, good thing that Rich told management he would only accept a one-game assignment! He knew how bad Miley needed him!!

RedsFan75
05-31-2005, 08:06 PM
I just don't understand the fasicnation with Aurillia.....

KronoRed
05-31-2005, 08:07 PM
I don't agree with it..Wily Mo and Kearns need to get every single at bat they can..putting either on the bench for Aurilia makes me crazy :explode:

WMR
05-31-2005, 08:08 PM
Okay everybody, over/under for how many groundballs/line drives/plays etc. will be lost by Aurilia's lack of range at 2nd tonight? I'm betting over 2 & under 5

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 08:08 PM
George Grande dropping some OBP numbers. I'm amazed.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 08:10 PM
Freel lines out softly to Biggio.

Lopez with a hard ground out to 1st. 2 down.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 08:12 PM
Casey singles. Grande informs me that this is now an 8-game streak for him.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 08:13 PM
Griffey flies out to right. 3 down.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 08:16 PM
Matt Belisle starting for Cincy tonight. 2-4, 4.67.

Tavares grounds out to the Immortal Rich Aurilia. 1 out.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 08:18 PM
Self flies out to shallow center.

Grande : "Guess who's at 2nd base?" :) Unintentional funny.

realreds1
05-31-2005, 08:19 PM
Playing Houston doesn't feel the same with Bagwell out of the line-up. I noticed that he's been DLed for a while now with a right shoulder sprain, and having seen him play up-close in April, you could tell it was causing him some serious pain. Anyone read about his future with the club? Could his career be over?

butlerbulldogs
05-31-2005, 08:19 PM
nice start, belisle

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 08:20 PM
Belisle with an impressive called 3rd strike. Biggio was halfway down the line thinking he had a walk.

Scoreless after 1.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 08:23 PM
Playing Houston doesn't feel the same with Bagwell out of the line-up. I noticed that he's been DLed for a while now with a right shoulder sprain, and having seen him play up-close in April, you could tell it was causing him some serious pain. Anyone read about his future with the club? Could his career be over?

He's out for at least 3 months after shoulder surgery, and before that was reporting that "the pain is always there". He'll probably miss the entire season, with possibly a few concilatory ABs in September if he happens to rehab that quickly.
I'd bet on him sitting out the year and then trying a final season in '06. With that much rehab, it could be beneficial to him and allow him another year or so.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 08:23 PM
Dunn walks. Grande is full of important information tonight, says Dunn leads league with 42 walks.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 08:26 PM
Randa flies out to deep left center. 1 out.

TeamBoone
05-31-2005, 08:26 PM
Playing Houston doesn't feel the same with Bagwell out of the line-up. I noticed that he's been DLed for a while now with a right shoulder sprain, and having seen him play up-close in April, you could tell it was causing him some serious pain. Anyone read about his future with the club? Could his career be over?

I thought it was due to his severe arthritis. They were talking about him during the game last night and were wondering if this would be his last year.

Oxilon
05-31-2005, 08:27 PM
Dunn walks, that's a shocker. Can't see how that happened, I mean, it's not like he doesn't have protection with this lineup. :rolleyes:

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 08:28 PM
Welsh believes that the Immortal One will do the "utility guy" thing and fill in where needed, pinch hitting included. We can only be so lucky.

Said Immortal flies out to left. 2 outs.

KearnsyEars
05-31-2005, 08:29 PM
dunn needs better protection.....ahem....Austin Kearns!

thorn
05-31-2005, 08:29 PM
Randa seemed to do fine behind Dunn last night. I can handle complaining about Aurilla, but Randa has done his job so far this year.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 08:30 PM
Dunn touching his butt repeatedly at 1st. Creek must be happy for that one.

LaRue sends a shot down the 3rd base line that Ensberg makes a great play on, but can't get the throw there in time. Infield single, 1st and 2nd and 2 outs.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 08:32 PM
LaRue over his 10-game streak : .405, 3 HRs, 12 RBIs. That's impressive.

Belisle with an infield single off of Backe's legs. Sacks packed, 2 outs.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 08:35 PM
Freel flies out to center for the 3rd out.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 08:39 PM
Berkman walks to lead the inning off.

Ensberg flies out to right on the 1st pitch. 1 out.

listen up
05-31-2005, 08:41 PM
Good to see LaRue sporting the John Deere hat for his interview. Gotta love those country boys!

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 08:43 PM
LaRue looking farmy and babbling about Harang's stuff on the Geico Moment or whatever.

Lamb flies out to Lopez in short left. 2 outs.

Reds/Flyers Fan
05-31-2005, 08:43 PM
Hal McCoy just said that he has it on good authority that Danny Graves will be signed by the Marlins once his current 48-hour window expires. If that happens, he will make a trip into Cincinnati this year and likely pitch against the Reds. We can only hope.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 08:44 PM
Everett grounds out to the Joker. 3 outs.

listen up
05-31-2005, 08:47 PM
The Astros offense makes me feel so much better about our pitching. Belisle is looking pretty smooth in front of his family tonight though.

fisch11
05-31-2005, 08:47 PM
Side stat:

Joe Randa ranks 10th in slugging thirdbasemen...

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/stats/batting?split=0&league=mlb&season=2005&seasonType=2&sort=slugAvg&type=reg&ageMin=17&ageMax=51&state=0&college=0&country=0&hand=a&pos=3b (http://)

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 08:47 PM
How did Aurilia get to marry this woman? She's not half bad.
http://www.raquelaurilia.com/gallery.htm

Lopez strikes out looking. 1 out.

Reds/Flyers Fan
05-31-2005, 08:49 PM
How did Aurilia get to marry this woman? She's not half bad.
http://www.raquelaurilia.com/gallery.htm


Maybe because she cares about more than 2005 baseball stats.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 08:50 PM
Casey flies out to center. 2 gone.

Junior with an absolute ropejob to left center that goes to the wall for a double. Love watching that guy swing the bat.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 08:51 PM
Maybe because she cares about more than 2005 baseball stats.

She's the only one. Well. Her and O'Brien. And Rich's kids, I guess.

listen up
05-31-2005, 08:51 PM
[QUOTE=Walkerforpres]How did Aurilia get to marry this woman? She's not half bad.
http://www.raquelaurilia.com/gallery.htmQUOTE]


$$$$$$$$$ :eek:

Could have something to do with it.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 08:51 PM
Dunn is pressing. Flies out to right for the 3rd out.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 08:54 PM
[QUOTE=Walkerforpres]How did Aurilia get to marry this woman? She's not half bad.
http://www.raquelaurilia.com/gallery.htmQUOTE]


$$$$$$$$$ :eek:

Could have something to do with it.

She's good looking enough. She could've picked a better looking guy...with a better career OPS.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 08:55 PM
Ausmus and Backe both ground out to the Jokah. 2 outs.

Houston hitting is doing wonders for the staff ERA.

Reds/Flyers Fan
05-31-2005, 08:56 PM
This board makes Rich Aurilia out to be the devil himself. Cut the guy a break. It's not his fault the Reds are where they are. He is struggling (which hardly makes him unique on this 21-30 team) and may never be an above average player again. But he doesn't deserve the hate that is thrown his way on RedsZone. Remember, hate, fear, aggression are all paths to the Dark Side.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 08:58 PM
The Immortal makes a good throw to get Tavares out at first.

After 3, it's still scoreless. Belisle's line so far: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 09:00 PM
The Jokah singles to lead off the inning.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 09:01 PM
Aurilia GIDP. Hey R/F Fan......I think he deserves every bit of it. ;)

Reds/Flyers Fan
05-31-2005, 09:02 PM
He hit the ball hard but right at third. It happens.

Petitt33
05-31-2005, 09:03 PM
My gah, I can't take much more of seeing Aurilia in the lineup over the likes of Kearns and others. :(

Aronchis
05-31-2005, 09:03 PM
Rich,Rich Aurilia,Rich,Rich Aurilia

He is the pure definition of a Man's man. O'brien must have been floored by the glow :bang:

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 09:04 PM
LaRue walks with 2 outs.

Belisle getting his hacks in. He flies out to right for the 3rd out.

Reds/Flyers Fan
05-31-2005, 09:07 PM
Next Wednesday is WMP bobblehead night. Woohoo! :beerme:

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 09:08 PM
Self flies out to Griffey in left center. Junior showing good range.

Brandon Backe after 4 innings : 4 IP 5 H 0 ER 2 BB 1 K. 65 pitches.

Reds/Flyers Fan
05-31-2005, 09:09 PM
Belisle's no-hitter is over as Reds-killer Lance Berkman singles

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 09:09 PM
Biggio grounds out to Aurilia.

Berkman singles to left with 2 outs.

OldCat
05-31-2005, 09:10 PM
All this ink over the Reds' utility infielder.

It is to laugh.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 09:11 PM
Ensberg walks. 1st and 2nd with 2 outs.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 09:13 PM
Lamb singles past a diving Lopez on the first pitch. 1-0 Astros, Ensberg to 3rd.

Reds/Flyers Fan
05-31-2005, 09:13 PM
That's disappointing. Astros had 2 outs and nobody on and were being no-hit and they manage to score

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 09:13 PM
Everett grounds out to Belisle.

1-0 Astros after 4.

Reds/Flyers Fan
05-31-2005, 09:15 PM
It's time to score some runs. It's almost inconcievable that no current Reds player has ever hit a HR off Brandon Backe -- and he's in the same division AND they face him in two homer-happy ballparks. It's time to end this ridiculous streak.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 09:16 PM
Freel lines out to Backe on a 'look what I found" catch.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 09:18 PM
Lopez with an infield hit.

Wild pitch sends him to 2nd. Still 1 out.

Reds/Flyers Fan
05-31-2005, 09:18 PM
Nice hustle by Lopez, who extends his hitting streak to 13

Reds/Flyers Fan
05-31-2005, 09:19 PM
Runner in scoring position with one out. Against a pitcher like Backe these opportunities have to be cashed in on

flynn78
05-31-2005, 09:21 PM
I hate to say it, but was I the only one that was ecstatic to see Lopez go to second on a wild pitch. Sean's DP potential is now to the point I close my eyes with a man on first.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 09:21 PM
Casey lines out to left field. 2 outs for Junior.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 09:22 PM
Junior with a 1st pitch HR to right field!

2-1 Reds.

flynn78
05-31-2005, 09:22 PM
Griff gone! 2-1 Redlegs.

Reds/Flyers Fan
05-31-2005, 09:22 PM
Marty relayed a quote from Tommy LaSorda in today's paper...

LaSorda when asked in 1989 if his Dodgers were trying, said this:

"Trying is not important. Truck drivers can try. If I brought truck drivers in and told them to try for $800,000 a year, they would try from 3 a.m. to midnight. I don't want triers, I want doers. For $800,000 a year, I would wrestle pirannahs."

:laugh:

KearnsyEars
05-31-2005, 09:23 PM
Touch em all Junior #509.......next up Mel Ott for # 18 on the all time list. Can he still hit 700?

Petitt33
05-31-2005, 09:23 PM
Griffey goes deep!

2-1 Reds

fsp382
05-31-2005, 09:23 PM
Why in the world would the fan throw Griffey's 509th home run ball back!?!? One of the stupidest things I have ever seen, as that would be very valuable.

Reds/Flyers Fan
05-31-2005, 09:23 PM
Griffey hits the first HR that Brandon Backe has given up to the Reds. Way to go Jr! This Coors Light is for you. :beerme:

listen up
05-31-2005, 09:24 PM
How 'bout dem apples!!! Watching Jr. hit those is beautiful. What a sweet swing.

flynn78
05-31-2005, 09:25 PM
George Grande is the Mr. Rogers of announcers. Can FSN get him a red cardigan?

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 09:25 PM
Dunn pops out to 3rd. 3 outs.

Reds/Flyers Fan
05-31-2005, 09:26 PM
Touch em all Junior #509.......next up Mel Ott for # 18 on the all time list. Can he still hit 700?

How many does Ott have? I don't think Griff can get 700 but 600 is very doable, which would put him among the elite of baseball's elite.

Reds/Flyers Fan
05-31-2005, 09:29 PM
Ausmus embarassed...he was halfway down to first.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 09:30 PM
Ausmus strikes out looking on a 3-2 pitch and is not happy about it. Similar to the pitch that Biggio struck out on.

Yelling ensues. Welsh calls it a "flat bad call".

flynn78
05-31-2005, 09:30 PM
Ausmus K's looking. Garner out to keep him in the game. No magic word said. Ausmus stays. 1 out
Backe with a basehit to center.

Reds/Flyers Fan
05-31-2005, 09:31 PM
Backe singles :bang:

Opposing pitchers just kill the Reds with the bat

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 09:31 PM
Backe with a single, then Tavares with an infield single. 1st and 2nd, 1 out.

flynn78
05-31-2005, 09:32 PM
Tavares with an infield single. Runners on 1st and 2nd. 1 out.

Reds/Flyers Fan
05-31-2005, 09:32 PM
Belisle is losing it right now...be careful

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 09:33 PM
Self singles to left, Backe scores.

2-2. Time to pull Belisle.

flynn78
05-31-2005, 09:33 PM
Opposing pitchers are Ruthian versus the Reds.

listen up
05-31-2005, 09:33 PM
According to Welsh "Tavares can boot scoot down the line like it's nobody's business."

Always entertaining listening to these two.

Reds/Flyers Fan
05-31-2005, 09:33 PM
We've got to get him out of there. Can't afford to give up more runs

listen up
05-31-2005, 09:34 PM
Stone warming up

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 09:34 PM
Stone warming up in the 'pen. Biggio at the plate.

And Biggio pops up to short for the 2nd out. Berkman up.

flynn78
05-31-2005, 09:34 PM
Belisle needs to get out of this himself. No more five (or less) and dive.

Reds/Flyers Fan
05-31-2005, 09:35 PM
Uh oh...Lance Berkman up. He is second only to Albert Pujols on the list of Reds-killers

Reds/Flyers Fan
05-31-2005, 09:35 PM
Pirates beat the Marlins.

Florida now 1-10 all-time at PNC Park

Marge'sMullet
05-31-2005, 09:36 PM
I wonder what other teams pitchers BA is against the REDS this year as opposed to the other teams they face.

Reds/Flyers Fan
05-31-2005, 09:37 PM
Bad pitching. Two strikes on Berkman and you give up a rocket. Belisle gives up the lead fast

flynn78
05-31-2005, 09:38 PM
Berkman could limp to the plate with a walker and pound out basehits against the Reds.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 09:38 PM
Berkman is a certifiable Reds Killer.

And of course he doubles to left, scoring one run, but Dunn hits Lopez, who hits LaRue to throw out the second runner at the plate for the 3rd out.

3-2 Astros. Poor pitch selection by Belisle/LaRue/whoever that entire inning.

Sean_CaseyRules
05-31-2005, 09:39 PM
I wouldn't give Aurilia the nod over the bat boy, much less Austin Kearns

Thank you, finally someone believes the EXACT same thing as i do

Reds/Flyers Fan
05-31-2005, 09:40 PM
After 3 2/3 innings of no-hit baseball, Belisle gives up 6 hits in the 4th and 5th innings. He's been hanging around Paul Wilson too long.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 09:40 PM
Wags joins Stone in the bullpen. Randa grounds out to 1st.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 09:41 PM
The Immortal One looks fantastic on a ground ball to the pitcher. 2 outs.

Cedric
05-31-2005, 09:41 PM
Thank you, finally someone believes the EXACT same thing as i do
Finally? How long have you been around this site? EVERYBODY wants the batboy over Rich.

Reds/Flyers Fan
05-31-2005, 09:42 PM
Backe did what Belisle should have done after he was handed the lead -- retire the side in order

flynn78
05-31-2005, 09:43 PM
Reds with an express 1-2-3 inning. Whew that was quick!

BrooklynRedz
05-31-2005, 09:44 PM
Backe did what Belisle should have done after he was handed the lead -- retire the side in order

Not hard when the batters help you a little bit. Instead of making him throw some pitches, the Reds get impatient (sound familiar?) and go hacking. Seven-pitch inning? Yeesh.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 09:45 PM
LaRue grounds out to short for the 3rd out.

Welsh spent at least 5 minutes talking about how Belisle actually should be rooting for LaRue to make an out so that he could go back out for the 7th inning. Of course, Belisle was still in the dugout, on TV, the entire time, when if he even remotely was going to chance a plate appearance, he would have been in the vicinity of the on-deck circle. Classic.

Stone in to pitch.
Belisle : 5 IP 6 H 3 ER 2 BB 2 K.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 09:46 PM
Stone strikes out Ensberg for the 1st out.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 09:49 PM
Lamb grounds out to 1st for the 2nd out.

Everett HR to left field. 4-2 Astros.

Reds/Flyers Fan
05-31-2005, 09:50 PM
Well that hurts...big time

CrackerJack
05-31-2005, 09:50 PM
Is there a reason Stone is in, in a close game?

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 09:51 PM
Ausmus with a bloop single to right. This is getting depressing.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 09:53 PM
Backe with a ground ball to short to end the inning.

4-2 Astros after 6. Gotta score some runs.

KearnsyEars
05-31-2005, 09:55 PM
cruz pinch hitting.

RedsIn07
05-31-2005, 09:55 PM
On a side note Pena has struck out twice in his 2 AB's for the Louisville Bat's so far tonight

KearnsyEars
05-31-2005, 09:55 PM
.276 pinch hitter......i wanna see kearns late in the game, anyone remember that Homerun kearns hit in cincy off Lidge last year, about a year ago?

KearnsyEars
05-31-2005, 09:56 PM
Single by cruz....good deal, lets get 1 run at least this inning

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 09:56 PM
Cruz with a solid single to right. Manufacturing of runs about to ensue.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 09:58 PM
Freel about beheads Backe with a single up the middle. Whoof.

1st and 2nd, 0 outs.

listen up
05-31-2005, 09:59 PM
Great execution. Just great.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 09:59 PM
Um. Um.

Romano (the pinch runner) was picked off 2nd on a missed bunt by Lopez. What the.....?

howyoufreelin
05-31-2005, 10:01 PM
that should never...ever..happen. Sac Bunt doesn't mean steal Romano. Run on contact.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 10:01 PM
Jeez. Ground ball to 2nd gets Lopez at 1st. Freel at 2nd with 2 outs.

What in the absolute WORLD was Romano doing? Would be 2nd and 3rd with 1 out and Casey coming up, which is pretty much an automatic run.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 10:03 PM
Johnny Franco in to pitch to Casey.

listen up
05-31-2005, 10:03 PM
And the good news is.....John Franco is in the game! :beerme:

CalSean
05-31-2005, 10:04 PM
And the good news is.....John Franco is in the game! :beerme:

Yah, Franco like Graves had his moments where he would just get tagged. Hope this is one of those nights.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 10:04 PM
Casey swings at some real bad pitches, but pulls a double down the right field line to score Freel.

4-3 Astros.

CalSean
05-31-2005, 10:05 PM
Franco!! Crap the guy is like 46 years old. Give it up already.

howyoufreelin
05-31-2005, 10:05 PM
Romano...you friggin idiot. :thumbdown Casey would of scored two there.

Nice hit by Case though.

CalSean
05-31-2005, 10:05 PM
Franco now qualifies for the Senior menu at Dennys

BuckeyeRedleg
05-31-2005, 10:06 PM
Felo is one of the hottest hitters in baseball right now going against a pitcher that has thrown 100+ pitches and has given up two frozen ropes in a row (Cruz and Freel).

Whatdoyado?

Bunt.

Brilliant.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 10:07 PM
Griffey flies out to right field for the 3rd out.

listen up
05-31-2005, 10:07 PM
Casey with a two RBI singl...wait, make that a one RBI single. Thanks Romano.

howyoufreelin
05-31-2005, 10:08 PM
Felo is one of the hottest hitters in baseball right now going against a pitcher that has thrown 100+ pitches and has given up two frozen ropes in a row (Cruz and Freel).

Whatdoyado?

Bunt.

Brilliant.

Are you questioning the best manager in baseball

I completely agree with you.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 10:09 PM
Wagner in to pitch.

listen up
05-31-2005, 10:09 PM
Felo is one of the hottest hitters in baseball right now going against a pitcher that has thrown 100+ pitches and has given up two frozen ropes in a row (Cruz and Freel).

Whatdoyado?

Bunt.

Brilliant.

I was thinking the same thing. Let the guy swing, he's been lights out lately.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 10:10 PM
Tavares grounds out to Casey.

As does Self.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 10:12 PM
Wagner with a 1-2-3, 3 groundball inning. That's what you like to see.

CalSean
05-31-2005, 10:13 PM
Wagner for President

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 10:15 PM
Wheeler in for Stros. 1.66 ERA is impressive in 21.2 IP.

LexingtonRedsFan
05-31-2005, 10:16 PM
Wagner for President

Nah, lets make him a starter...wait...we have tried that with another pitcher who's name escapes me....:evil:

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 10:17 PM
Dunn has forgotten how to swing the bat. I'll be the first to sign the "Give Adam Back His Chair" petition, cause he's just lost without it.

He Ks for the 1st out. Gotta score now to avoid the bottom of the order vs. Lidge. Bad, bad matchup there.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 10:18 PM
Randa Ks also. 2 outs.

listen up
05-31-2005, 10:19 PM
Rich, if you tie this game up I will not make fun of you for the rest of the night.

One a side note, Lidge has been very hittable lately.

redsfan4445
05-31-2005, 10:20 PM
I think Aurila is playing ONLY to shop him.. how else you explain Freel in RF and Rich at 2nd???

RedsIn07
05-31-2005, 10:20 PM
Rich, if you tie this game up I will not make fun of you for the rest of the night.

One a side note, Lidge has been very hittable lately.
But he still has impressive K numbers

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 10:20 PM
The Reds offense has apparently retired to the bar a tad early.

Aurilia....Ks. 3 Ks for Wheeler.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 10:22 PM
I think Aurila is playing ONLY to shop him.. how else you explain Freel in RF and Rich at 2nd???

Maybe we can nab that elusive marginal minor leaguer that was being sought for for Graves.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 10:23 PM
Wagner still in. Berkman grounds out to Casey for the 1st out.

listen up
05-31-2005, 10:24 PM
Wagner has suddenly turned into a ground ball machine. 5 straight.

listen up
05-31-2005, 10:25 PM
Wagner has suddenly turned into a ground ball machine. 5 straight.

Make that 6

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 10:25 PM
Ensberg grounds out to Randa. 2 outs.

Lopez throws out Everett for the 6th groundball out for Wagner.

2 perfect innings. Wags'll be the permanent closer by July.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 10:27 PM
Reds pitching lines for the night:

Belisle 5 IP 6 H 3 ER 2 BB 2 K
Stone 1 IP 2 H 1 ER 0 BB 1 K
Wagner 2 IP 0 H 0 ER 0 BB 0 K

Belisle in line for the loss.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 10:29 PM
The FSN gun has Lidge at 98. Doesn't look like it, but LaRue can't hit it. 1 out.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 10:29 PM
Kearns PH'ing for the pitcher spot. Someone get lucky and pop one out to left!

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 10:30 PM
Kearns can't hit it either. 2 Ks.

Did the Reds forget that this isn't Little League? We play 9 innings here, guys. :)

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 10:32 PM
Freel walks on a 3-2 pitch.

Wild pitch from Lidge...Freel goes to 2nd. Single ties it up!

listen up
05-31-2005, 10:35 PM
Not a very pretty AB for Lopez. Gotta get it back tomorrow boys.

Walkerforpres
05-31-2005, 10:35 PM
Lopez apparently thinks he's 65 feet tall and swings at a pitch over his head.

6 Ks in the last 2 innings for Cincinnati compared to *1* K in the first 7. That's a team-wide brain cramp right there.

Anyway, final score is 4-3 Houston with Oswalt coming up tomorrow. Good luck on THAT one.

butlerbulldogs
05-31-2005, 10:36 PM
good effort by Felipe, at least he swings, tough loss

Marc D
05-31-2005, 10:42 PM
6 Ks in the last 2 innings for Cincinnati compared to *1* K in the first 7. That's a team-wide brain cramp right there.


Very common theme for this club the past few years under Boone and Miley.

Tonight was a classic Reds "flinch". They go up 2-1 on JR's homer, give the lead right back, then go down a very meek 1-2-3 when they get a chance to respond...game over right there.

I don't blame Miley for the bad ball players but I blame him for the lacksidasical play, mental mistakes, lack of hustle, poor execution and terrible lineups.

The fact he still has a job is proof positive that there is absolutely ZERO commitment to winning at the top of this organization.

Reds/Flyers Fan
05-31-2005, 10:46 PM
Can't afford losses to the Dead Lastros if the Reds harbor any thoughts of climbing back to respectability by the ASB.