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Matt700wlw
07-05-2005, 09:33 PM
Cincinnati
AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg
F. Lopez ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .319
R. Aurilia 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
S. Casey 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .308
K. Griffey Jr. cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284
J. Randa 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .296
W. Pena rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .287
A. Dunn lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246
J. LaRue c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262
E. Milton p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .192
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

San Francisco
AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg
A. Sanchez rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .325
O. Vizquel ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .304
L. Niekro 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .289
M. Alou lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .326
P. Feliz 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272
D. Cruz 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281
M. Matheny c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234
J. Ellison cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .280
N. Lowry p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .304
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

RedsBaron
07-05-2005, 09:36 PM
Casey batting third again. Dunn batting seventh again. RedsBaron banging his head against the wall again. :bang:

Caveat Emperor
07-05-2005, 09:36 PM
Get the rowboats ready...its Eric Milton's turn in the rotation! :rolleyes:

kyred14
07-05-2005, 09:37 PM
I guess Dunn is going to bat 7th vs. all lefties :rolleyes:

SirFelixCat
07-05-2005, 09:51 PM
And here I figured, hey, only 3 replies...Dunn must have moved up in the order. If he hadn't there would surely be 20-30 already. *sigh*

CTA513
07-05-2005, 09:54 PM
What?!?!?!? no body is complaining about Aurilia batting 2nd?

:angry:

PuffyPig
07-05-2005, 09:58 PM
WARNING: the following post does not complain about the lineup (even though the lineup is pretty much consistent with every game we have played lately, so really can't come as much of a surprise), so read at your own risk.
WARNING:MAY CONTAIN SOME POSITIVE REMARKS THAT MAY BE OFFENSIVE TO SOME:

I sure hope that Milton continues his string of "better" pitching; it would make his staying here more palatable, and better yet, would make it easier to trade him.

redsfan30
07-05-2005, 09:58 PM
Good Lord, what the hell is Eric Milton hitting in the 9 spot for???

membengal
07-05-2005, 10:01 PM
What?!?!?!? no body is complaining about Aurilia batting 2nd?

:angry:

I have finally gotten to the whole "accept what I cannot change" portion of my 12-step Reds program...

CTA513
07-05-2005, 10:01 PM
Good Lord, what the hell is Eric Milton hitting in the 9 spot for???

He should be hitting 3rd.

RosieRed
07-05-2005, 10:02 PM
I sure hope that Milton continues his string of "better" pitching; it would make his staying here more palatable, and better yet, would make it easier to trade him.

Agreed.

KronoRed
07-05-2005, 10:02 PM
Terrible lineup.

There ya go SC ;)

SirFelixCat
07-05-2005, 10:05 PM
Terrible lineup.

There ya go SC ;)

Whew....back to normal. Thanks, Krono :p:


Agree with PP, regarding Milton. I will not be reading the game thread as I really want to watch the game tonight when I get home.

Go Reds...Go Milton.

REDJAKE
07-05-2005, 10:20 PM
With a lefty on the mound i like this lineup the only change i might make is put Randa at Aurilias spot and drop Aurilia down between Pena & Dunn.GO CINCY!!!!!

RedFanAlways1966
07-05-2005, 10:36 PM
Last time the REDS faced Lowry

* Aug. 3, 2004 @ SF (a TUESDAY @ 10:15 on FoxSN!)
> Giants win, 11-0.
> Lowry's 1st start of the year (4th in his MLB career).
>> CG, 3H, 9K, 2BB.
> Lowry's 1st MLB win.
> REDS get their 1st hit w/ 0 outs in the 7th inning!

... two games before the above game, the REDS were shutout on a 4-hitter by Astros pitching.
... two games before tonight's game, the REDS were shutout on a 4-hitter by Astros pitching.

SteelSD
07-05-2005, 10:48 PM
I have finally gotten to the whole "accept what I cannot change" portion of my 12-step Reds program...

Well, that must be a different 12-step program than the one O'Brien is using.

His first step is: Ponder

He doesn't really ever get to the 2nd step...

flyer85
07-05-2005, 10:56 PM
complaining about lineups is
:deadhorse

Redmachine2003
07-05-2005, 11:12 PM
complaining about lineups is
:deadhorse You got that right!

SteelSD
07-05-2005, 11:19 PM
Aurilia just played ping pong with a pitch over the head of the 2B for a single.

I've seen that swing while playing softball before.

SteelSD
07-05-2005, 11:20 PM
Casey beats out a near-Casey. Two down. Casey on first after avoiding the Casey.

Time called while they unhitch the plow.

Raisor
07-05-2005, 11:20 PM
Sean Casey is sneaky fast.

KronoRed
07-05-2005, 11:21 PM
Must be the hair

RedFanAlways1966
07-05-2005, 11:23 PM
Aurilia just played ping pong with a pitch over the head of the 2B for a single.

I've seen that swing while playing softball before.

I was thinking the same thing after it happened... softball swing. Oh well... at least we did not have to wait until the 7th for a REDS hit like last time vs. Lowry.

RedlegNation
07-05-2005, 11:24 PM
I just can't believe that we're in July and our big offseason acquisition has an ERA of 7.40. It's just unfathomable to me.

SteelSD
07-05-2005, 11:25 PM
Milton attempts the kick-save on a Vizquel smash up the middle. One on, one Out. No HR allowed.

Heath
07-05-2005, 11:26 PM
I see Luke Hudson in the background charting pitches....only thing he is missing is the headphones & the jersey that says "Kitna" on it ;)

SteelSD
07-05-2005, 11:26 PM
Milton uncorks a Wild Pitch.

Official Scorer will, no doubt, score that as a Passed Ball on Larue just to tick me off.

SteelSD
07-05-2005, 11:27 PM
Ok. One out. None on. HR allowed. 2-0 Giants.

That didn't take long.

Heath
07-05-2005, 11:27 PM
ow

Grande said to forget about it...but it lands in the third row....is the wind coming off the cove tonight???

RFS62
07-05-2005, 11:27 PM
:help:

flyer85
07-05-2005, 11:28 PM
crank up the meter

RedlegNation
07-05-2005, 11:28 PM
Okay, it's a 7.56 ERA now.

SteelSD
07-05-2005, 11:28 PM
BTW, if anyone isn't able to listen to the SF announcers, they're not the greatest but unlike Grande, Welsh, and Marty they don't act as if they know everything and, many times, they sound like two drunk guys sitting next to you at the ballpark.

Mildly amusing at times and easy to tune out when they're not.

RedFanAlways1966
07-05-2005, 11:28 PM
I just can't believe that we're in July and our big offseason acquisition has an ERA of 7.40. It's just unfathomable to me.

... and only 4 quality starts in 17 games started.

Milton ERA by month
Apr. = 6.75 ERA
May = 7.29 ERA
June = 8.02 ERA

What goes up must come down, right?!?

KittyDuran
07-05-2005, 11:31 PM
Casey beats out a near-Casey. Two down. Casey on first after avoiding the Casey.

Time called while they unhitch the plow. :lol: :notworthy

SteelSD
07-05-2005, 11:31 PM
RFA,

One of these days we're going to look up and see that Eric Milton has an OPS Against of over 1.000.

You just can't think that kind of pitching will continue. Yet it does. And it's been getting worse.

RFS62
07-05-2005, 11:32 PM
Lopez is unbelievable

SteelSD
07-05-2005, 11:32 PM
Lopez ranges DEEP and back into the hole at SS, manages to plant and just flat out guns the ball to Casey. Runner very barely safe. Great play but Runner on 1st.

Heath
07-05-2005, 11:33 PM
BTW, if anyone isn't able to listen to the SF announcers, they're not the greatest but unlike Grande, Welsh, and Marty they don't act as if they know everything and, many times, they sound like two drunk guys sitting next to you at the ballpark.

Mildly amusing at times and easy to tune out when they're not.

Duane Kuiper is the SF announcer, I think....guy hit one HR in his major league career - hit it off Steve Stone of all people.

Guy also played 2b for Cleveland - single-handedly helped Len Barker toss his perfect game.

RFS62
07-05-2005, 11:34 PM
27 pitches so far

Matt700wlw
07-05-2005, 11:34 PM
Runner very barely safe.

What? :D

RedFanAlways1966
07-05-2005, 11:35 PM
Milton also vies for the foulball HRs given up title... whew!

KronoRed
07-05-2005, 11:35 PM
Can we boo?

RFS62
07-05-2005, 11:35 PM
Actually, when you think about it, for Milton to throw 28 pitches and only be down 2 runs is pretty good.

PuffyPig
07-05-2005, 11:36 PM
Milton also vies for the foulball HRs given up title... whew!

What's that 1?

We lead the league in hitting foul HR's.

That's the first one I can remember that went our way.

SteelSD
07-05-2005, 11:37 PM
Milton ALMOST gives up another Milton but escapes by nabbing a backwards K on the outside corner.

Wily Mo Pena can be seen mouthing the words "I will eat you..." to Milton as they walk off the field.

RedFanAlways1966
07-05-2005, 11:38 PM
What's that 1?

We lead the league in hitting foul HR's.

That's the first one I can remember that went our way.

You may be right, PuffyPig. I think I remember WMP hitting one on the rail just to the foul-side of the RF pole yesterday.

Most of the opponent's shots do seem to stay fair... ugh!

RFS62
07-05-2005, 11:39 PM
Wow, Alou's hands must have been slippery

KronoRed
07-05-2005, 11:40 PM
Wily Mo :clap:

SteelSD
07-05-2005, 11:40 PM
Ok. I'm now convinced that Rich Aurilia should teach the Reds team how to hit Noah Lowry because he had the right idea. Lowry basically throws underhanded anyway so swing at anything up at your eyes.

Worked for Randa there.

And they gave Alou an Error on that one???

Wow. Didn't know that Bob Davidson was the official scorer tonight.

Pena with an oppo-double scoring Randa. 2-1 Giants.

SteelSD
07-05-2005, 11:41 PM
Seagull attacks camera. Adam Dunn foul ball attacks lady in stands.

Film at 11.

RedFanAlways1966
07-05-2005, 11:41 PM
Wow, Alou's hands must have been slippery

HA!

How about the REDS gettin' two bloop hits in a row for a run? Another one of those things that does not seem to go the REDS way as much as it does the other way.

RFS62
07-05-2005, 11:41 PM
Dunn killed three spectators with that foul ball

SteelSD
07-05-2005, 11:44 PM
Dunn kills 18 fish with that foul ball.

PETA up in arms.

RFS62
07-05-2005, 11:44 PM
Good thing we've got Dunn hitting 7th. He doesn't seem to be able to square it up so far

Heath
07-05-2005, 11:44 PM
Anyone with a state of California boating license??

KronoRed
07-05-2005, 11:45 PM
Dunn is the man.

Shame he can't hit lefites.

RFS62
07-05-2005, 11:45 PM
Lousy at bat, Adam

Reds Fanatic
07-05-2005, 11:45 PM
Dunn homers. 3-2 Reds.

Kc61
07-05-2005, 11:45 PM
Super at bat by Dunn. Fouled them off until he got his pitch.

SteelSD
07-05-2005, 11:45 PM
Dunn finally hits one that kills people in fair territory.

Buh-bye. 5 spectators and 18 fish killed during that At-Bat.

3-2 Reds.

Matt700wlw
07-05-2005, 11:45 PM
Off a lefty with RISP

What the hell is wrong with him?

RedFanAlways1966
07-05-2005, 11:46 PM
Dunn with a "fair" drive to RF. No water, but in the midst of Giants fans.

3-2... REDS leading.

Heath
07-05-2005, 11:46 PM
Here's a thought - since in Wrigley you toss them back into the field - maybe HR's by opposing players hit into the seats at SBC should get tossed into the cove....

OnBaseMachine
07-05-2005, 11:46 PM
Did it land in McCovey Cove?

Kc61
07-05-2005, 11:46 PM
Off a lefty with RISP

What the hell is wrong with him?

Man on first. Not RISP.

flyer85
07-05-2005, 11:46 PM
Dunn has hit a number of his recent HRs on offspeed pitches.

Matt700wlw
07-05-2005, 11:47 PM
Man on first. Not RISP.

I think I saw the man on base and go overly excited! :D

Reds Fanatic
07-05-2005, 11:47 PM
Did it land in McCovey Cove? No it landed on top of the wall in right.

TeamBoone
07-05-2005, 11:48 PM
Off a lefty with RISP

What the hell is wrong with him?

No RISP... but a great at bat anyway!

Falls City Beer
07-05-2005, 11:48 PM
Dunn has hit a number of his recent HRs on offspeed pitches.

Dunn hits homers on offspeed pitches all the bloody time.

SteelSD
07-05-2005, 11:48 PM
I think I saw the man on base and go overly excited! :D

Yeah, no RISP so those Runs don't count. ;)

RFS62
07-05-2005, 11:48 PM
Dunn finally hits one that kills people in fair territory.

Buh-bye. 5 spectators and 18 fish killed during that At-Bat.

3-2 Reds.


Yep, he just signed an endorsement contract with Mrs. Pauls

Reds Nd2
07-05-2005, 11:49 PM
Did it land in McCovey Cove?

No. The foul ball before that did but the HR ended up on the landing.

Cedric
07-05-2005, 11:49 PM
I can't believe in the history of the game there has been a lineup with back to back raw power like Pena and Dunn. I just wish it was 3-4.

PuffyPig
07-05-2005, 11:50 PM
1st base is scoring position for Dunn.

RFS62
07-05-2005, 11:50 PM
I can't believe in the history of the game there has been a lineup with back to back raw power like Pena and Dunn. I just wish it was 3-4.



Mays and McCovey

SteelSD
07-05-2005, 11:50 PM
Yep, he just signed an endorsement contract with Mrs. Pauls

Yeah. Fish product endorsement is a good gig to have.

It's a Lent-proof strategy.

KronoRed
07-05-2005, 11:51 PM
Mays and McCoveyThey ever bat 6th and 7th? ;)

flyer85
07-05-2005, 11:52 PM
Dunn hits homers on offspeed pitches all the bloody time.not early in the year. They were almost all on fastballs. Lately he has been waiting on off speed stuff. He hit a 3-2 changeup off of Astacio on Saturday.

he is also now up with the league leaders for HRs off of LH pitchers

Reds Nd2
07-05-2005, 11:52 PM
Yeah. Fish product endorsement is a good gig to have.

It's a Lent-proof strategy.

Tell me, are you here all week? :D

flyer85
07-05-2005, 11:54 PM
Hal - Machado will be back tomorrow.

Marty ripping on DanO.

Falls City Beer
07-05-2005, 11:54 PM
not early in the year. They were almost all on fastballs. Lately he has been waiting on off speed stuff. He hit a 3-2 changeup off of Astacio on Saturday.

he is also now up with the league leaders for HRs off of LH pitchers

I'm saying, historically. He's not a dead fastball hitter.

Reds Nd2
07-05-2005, 11:55 PM
They just changed Alou's error to a double for Randa.

Matt700wlw
07-05-2005, 11:55 PM
Side note:

Bob Boone in the house as a scout.

If the Reds lose, I'm blaming him.

Matt700wlw
07-05-2005, 11:56 PM
Hal - Machado will be back tomorrow.

Marty ripping on DanO.

As he should....everybody EXCEPT DanO knows Machado is not the savior of the Reds

RFS62
07-05-2005, 11:56 PM
38 pitches

SteelSD
07-05-2005, 11:57 PM
Tell me, are you here all week? :D

Why yes...yes I am. :cool:

RFS62
07-05-2005, 11:57 PM
Get your head in the game, Milton


Geez

flyer85
07-05-2005, 11:57 PM
I'm saying, historically. He's not a dead fastball hitter.He went through a somewhat similar transition as the season went on last year. This year the change in the approach is more pronounced, he is really looking offspeed and is trying to not pull the fastballs that are middle away.

flyer85
07-05-2005, 11:58 PM
Machado an OFer?

RosieRed
07-05-2005, 11:58 PM
Hal - Machado will be back tomorrow.

Marty ripping on DanO.

That conversation between Hal and Marty, about Machado, was one of the few conversations they've had that I completely agree with.

:eek:

SteelSD
07-05-2005, 11:58 PM
Milton, neck weak from having to turn to watch all those Home Runs, doesn't so much as peek at the runner on second base and Ellison steals third easily.

Cedric
07-05-2005, 11:59 PM
Can't argue Mays and Mccovey. Though I doubt they had the raw power of Pena and Dunn. Pena and Dunn are said to be the two biggest hitters in the game. Not the best maybe, but hit it the farthest.

KronoRed
07-05-2005, 11:59 PM
Machado an OFer?

Yer kidding..please :help:

flyer85
07-05-2005, 11:59 PM
Did Hal say they were going to work out Machado in the OF or was he talking about someone else?

SteelSD
07-06-2005, 12:00 AM
Ball sharply hit with infield in. Lopez makes diving stop on a smash. Smartly ignores the very low probability of trying to get the fast Ellison at the plate and gets the Out at 1B.

Well played again, but game tied 3-3.

RFS62
07-06-2005, 12:00 AM
Can't argue Mays and Mccovey. Though I doubt they had the raw power of Pena and Dunn. Pena and Dunn are said to be the two biggest hitters in the game. Not the best maybe, but hit it the farthest.


I don't know, Ced. If those two hadn't played all those years in Candlestick, it's hard to tell how many taters they'd have hit.

RosieRed
07-06-2005, 12:00 AM
Did Hal say they were going to work out Machado in the OF or was he talking about someone else?

He was talking about Machado.

I'm trying so hard to block it out.

flyer85
07-06-2005, 12:01 AM
Yer kidding..please :help:I thought that was what Hal and Marty were talking about unless they switched from Machado to someone else

SteelSD
07-06-2005, 12:02 AM
Sanchez bunts past Milton. Aurilia attempts to charge the ball but the bungee cord tied around his waist snaps back and no play can be made.

And finally the third out is recorded on a looping fly ball to Dunn.

RFS62
07-06-2005, 12:02 AM
He was talking about Machado.

I'm trying so hard to block it out.


You gotta be kidding.

KronoRed
07-06-2005, 12:02 AM
Machado in the OF.

Looking at his numbers, I really can't possibly see what the Reds are seeing in this kid to go through all this to get him playing time up here.

flyer85
07-06-2005, 12:02 AM
He was talking about Machado.

I'm trying so hard to block it out.The madness grows deeper. You have a player who can't even hit enough to play SS so they are going to try him at OF because they need another.

No Booker, no Kearns, etc.

If DanO had any marbles ... you get the idea.

Cedric
07-06-2005, 12:03 AM
Was the Polo grounds better than Candlestick to hit homers? Sorry for putting this in the game thread, just wondering. Because I thought it was like 490 to cf and like 400 in left center. Maybe I'm just in a haze. I don't know how a rh could hit 52 homers there if that's the case.

flyer85
07-06-2005, 12:04 AM
Hal said Narron just laughed when quizzed about trying Machado and the OF and not bringing up Kearns.

The emporer truly has no clothes and everyone but him knows it

SteelSD
07-06-2005, 12:04 AM
I don't know, Ced. If those two hadn't played all those years in Candlestick, it's hard to tell how many taters they'd have hit.

Yep. Everyone remembers 1961 for Mantle and Maris but that short porch made things much easier on those two than Mays and McCovey had it in the vast expanse of Candlestick.

If Mays had played in a neutral park, I have little doubt that we'd have been watching McGwire and Sosa chase him instead of Maris.

KronoRed
07-06-2005, 12:04 AM
Was the Polo grounds better than Candlestick to hit homers? Sorry for putting this in the game thread, just wondering. Because I thought it was like 490 to cf and like 400 in left center. Maybe I'm just in a haze. I don't know how a rh could hit 52 homers there if that's the case.

It was way short down the lines, 250-275.

RFS62
07-06-2005, 12:04 AM
Was the Polo grounds better than Candlestick to hit homers? Sorry for putting this in the game thread, just wondering. Because I thought it was like 490 to cf and like 400 in left center. Maybe I'm just in a haze. I don't know how a rh could hit 52 homers there if that's the case.


No, straight away center field in the Polo grounds was huge. But Candlestick was also a terrible home run park. If Mays and McCovey had hit anywhere else, they'd have hit a bunch more.

Cedric
07-06-2005, 12:05 AM
Oh yeah. I remember now, it looks almost like a rectangle.

MWM
07-06-2005, 12:05 AM
Hey RFS, I'm quitting.

flyer85
07-06-2005, 12:06 AM
Was the Polo grounds better than Candlestick to hit homers? Sorry for putting this in the game thread, just wondering. Because I thought it was like 490 to cf and like 400 in left center. Maybe I'm just in a haze. I don't know how a rh could hit 52 homers there if that's the case.OF was shaped like a horseshoe. death valley between the gap and HR paradise down the lines.

It was 480 to CF bleachers. Only three players ever hit a HR into those bleachers

RFS62
07-06-2005, 12:06 AM
Yep. Everyone remembers 1961 for Mantle and Maris but that short porch made things much easier on those two than Mays and McCovey had it in the vast expanse of Candlestick.

If Mays had played in a neutral park, I have little doubt that we'd have been watching McGwire and Sosa chase him instead of Maris.


Mays gave up some prime years to the Army too.

KronoRed
07-06-2005, 12:06 AM
Go Polo
http://www.ballparksofbaseball.com/past/polo98.jpg

RosieRed
07-06-2005, 12:06 AM
Hey RFS, I'm quitting.

Quitting what?

The Reds? Your job? RFS? Golf?

ochre
07-06-2005, 12:06 AM
Hal said Narron just laughed when quizzed about trying Machado and the OF and not bringing up Kearns.

The emporer truly has no clothes and everyone but him knows it
There is more to it than just numbers...

RFS62
07-06-2005, 12:07 AM
Hey RFS, I'm quitting.


I don't think so.

flyer85
07-06-2005, 12:07 AM
No, straight away center field in the Polo grounds was huge. But Candlestick was also a terrible home run park. If Mays and McCovey had hit anywhere else, they'd have hit a bunch more.Candlestick was bad in its original config with the stadium open in the OF. It became more HR friendly after it was enclosed.

SteelSD
07-06-2005, 12:08 AM
Machado in the OF.

Looking at his numbers, I really can't possibly see what the Reds are seeing in this kid to go through all this to get him playing time up here.

It's not about performance except when it's about performance.

With Machado, it's about "versatility".

I love telling this joke about an optimist kid and a pessimist kid. The pessimist kid ends up in a room full of toys he won't play with for fear of breaking them. The optimist kid finds himself in a room full of horse manure as is happy as heck because he's just sure he'll find a pony.

Dan O'Brien is looking for a pony right now.

And, as I type that, Casey remembers that there's a place called "left field" and singles but is erased by Griffey's Casey. Casey planning to sue Griffey for patent infringement. News to follow.

RFS62
07-06-2005, 12:08 AM
I almost froze to death in Candlestick at a night game in June once.

flyer85
07-06-2005, 12:09 AM
When DanO says its not about performance he means they are going to ignore the numbers.

Machado and Standridge are just a bad joke

Raisor
07-06-2005, 12:09 AM
I almost froze to death in Candlestick at a night game in June once.

you ain't kidding!

That wind was unbelievable there.

KronoRed
07-06-2005, 12:10 AM
The Giants should never have moved out of new york, then we wouldn't be stuck with the Mets

Just sayin ;)

MWM
07-06-2005, 12:10 AM
I don't think so.

It was oogly today. VERY oogly.

Cedric
07-06-2005, 12:10 AM
I remember Candlestick for the chain link fence and Will Clark annoying the hell out of me.

flyer85
07-06-2005, 12:11 AM
BTW, Polo Grounds had some serious foul territory

RFS62
07-06-2005, 12:11 AM
It was oogly today. VERY oogly.


Patience, Grasshopper.

Cedric
07-06-2005, 12:12 AM
Imagine if Ebbets, Polo Grounds, and Yankee stadium still all existed in one state. That'd be like baseball heaven.

MWM
07-06-2005, 12:12 AM
Patience, Grasshopper.

Yeah, yeah. Not my greatest attribute.

I need to start learning how to direct my anger towards hitting good shots.

RFS62
07-06-2005, 12:14 AM
Yeah, yeah. Not my greatest attribute.

I need to start learning how to direct my anger towards hitting good shots.


Yeah, I heard somewhere that works.

You have no business on the course when you're completely overhauling your swing. You should be pounding range balls, cause you don't have to go look for those, ya know.

MWM
07-06-2005, 12:15 AM
Yep, no more on the course for a while. I've already turned down one invitation. Some good things happening though. I'm optimistic.

Reds Fanatic
07-06-2005, 12:15 AM
you ain't kidding!

That wind was unbelievable there.
In the 1961 all star game the wind was so bad at Candlestick Stu Miller a pitcher for the Giants was actually blown off the mound.

Reds Fanatic
07-06-2005, 12:18 AM
Pena singles.

flyer85
07-06-2005, 12:18 AM
kinda strange ... the guys that scare pitchers are htting 6th and 7th

Cedric
07-06-2005, 12:19 AM
George is on Redszone.

Kc61
07-06-2005, 12:19 AM
kinda strange ... the guys that scare pitchers are htting 6th and 7th

Griffey and Casey need to go. Time to let the younger generation take over.

RFS62
07-06-2005, 12:20 AM
Yep, no more on the course for a while. I've already turned down one invitation. Some good things happening though. I'm optimistic.


We're on a five year plan.

Matt700wlw
07-06-2005, 12:20 AM
We're on a five year plan.

Still?

Reds Nd2
07-06-2005, 12:20 AM
And, as I type that, Casey remembers that there's a place called "left field" and singles but is erased by Griffey's Casey. Casey planning to sue Griffey for patent infringement. News to follow.

The FSN Bay Area guys also mentioned that it helps having a SS glove at 2B when turning the double play. I'm thinking it helps when you have Casey on the front end and Griff bringing up the rear on a DP.

On the other hand, these guys are fun to listen to when your drinking.

ochre
07-06-2005, 12:21 AM
Still?
Its a rolling five years.

Think Russian Wheat.

flyer85
07-06-2005, 12:21 AM
strike three on the ground

RFS62
07-06-2005, 12:22 AM
Matheny is the smoothest catcher in baseball.

SteelSD
07-06-2005, 12:22 AM
Horrible strike three called on Dunn. Dunn flips bat back over his shoulder in disgust. Narron almost jumped out of the dugout.

Larue swings a rolling bunt down the 1B line, Lowry picks it up and Larue chooses not to run over him.

SteelSD
07-06-2005, 12:23 AM
George is on Redszone.

What?

Reds Nd2
07-06-2005, 12:24 AM
Ok, Lowery was blocking the basepath, should LaRue have run him over?

Matt700wlw
07-06-2005, 12:24 AM
Ok, Lowery was blocking the basepath, should LaRue have run him over?

He could have sissy slapped at the ball...A-Rod style

OnBaseMachine
07-06-2005, 12:25 AM
Dunn is 6'6" yet the umps treat him like he is 5'6". It's ridiculous how many low strikes are called on him.

Reds Fanatic
07-06-2005, 12:27 AM
1-2-3 inning for Milton. 3-3 after 4.

pahster
07-06-2005, 12:27 AM
Giants announcers say that had Deion Sanders stayed in baseball he would have been a Hall of Famer. Nice.

MWM
07-06-2005, 12:28 AM
We're on a five year plan.

Well, I am committed to playing in an outing on the 18th at a posh CC here in Minneapolis. It's a $250 entry that's been taken care of by Golf Digest. I'll be playing with two of their people and my boss. Then there's that pro-am I was telling you about. Can't miss that.

RFS62
07-06-2005, 12:28 AM
Giants announcers say that had Deion Sanders stayed in baseball he would have been a Hall of Famer. Nice.


Bwahahahahahahahahaha

Reds Fanatic
07-06-2005, 12:29 AM
Giants announcers say that had Deion Sanders stayed in baseball he would have been a Hall of Famer. Nice. They obviously never saw him play.

RFS62
07-06-2005, 12:29 AM
Well, I am committed to playing in an outing on the 18th at a posh CC here in Minneapolis. It's a $250 entry that's been taken care of by Golf Digest. I'll be playing with two of their people and my boss. Then there's that pro-am I was telling you about. Can't miss that.


The 18th is fine. That's several hundred balls away.

Playing rounds now is a waste of time. Wax on, wax off.

PuffyPig
07-06-2005, 12:30 AM
Giants announcers say that had Deion Sanders stayed in baseball he would have been a Hall of Famer. Nice.


No, I think you misunderstood.

He actually said that he would make a " Hell of a Farmer".

SteelSD
07-06-2005, 12:31 AM
They obviously never saw him play.

See...

I said earlier that the Giants announcers were like two drunk guys sitting next to you at the game. ;)

MWM
07-06-2005, 12:31 AM
The 18th is fine. That's several hundred balls away.

Playing rounds now is a waste of time. Wax on, wax off.

I plan on getting on the range at least every other day from here on out.

Raisor
07-06-2005, 12:32 AM
Giants announcers say that had Deion Sanders stayed in baseball he would have been a Hall of Famer. Nice.


He didn't say WHICH Hall of Fame.

For sanity reasons, I'm going to assume the Scooter Hall of Fame.

SteelSD
07-06-2005, 12:33 AM
Ok. Now the announcers are using the telestrator to white-out the faces of Reds fans in the crowd.

Two drunk guys. Two mics. One booth. One telestrator.

This could get rowdy.

RFS62
07-06-2005, 12:33 AM
He didn't say WHICH Hall of Fame.



How about the no-talent pompous gasbag hall of fame

Reds Fanatic
07-06-2005, 12:34 AM
Aurilia called out on strikes and that pitch looked inside.

Cedric
07-06-2005, 12:35 AM
I was just looking at the standings. Houston is gonna win the wild card, mark it down. I made a thread about it a few days ago and nobody agreed. But I could be wrong and they might actually falter unlike last year.

Puffy
07-06-2005, 12:36 AM
How about the no-talent pompous gasbag hall of fame

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-9/825505/cs_samjackson2.jpg

Raisor
07-06-2005, 12:37 AM
How about the no-talent pompous gasbag hall of fame


I think they have MY plaque hanging up in that one..

Falls City Beer
07-06-2005, 12:37 AM
http://www.redszone.com/forums/images/avatars/deion.jpg

Behold.

Reds Fanatic
07-06-2005, 12:38 AM
I was just looking at the standings. Houston is gonna win the wild card, mark it down. I made a thread about it a few days ago and nobody agreed. But I could be wrong and they might actually falter unlike last year. I didn't realize how far they have climbed. Houston is now only 5.5 games out of the wild card.

flyer85
07-06-2005, 12:38 AM
HP, 1B and 3B umpire all suck

SteelSD
07-06-2005, 12:38 AM
Oh boy. We just got the Dunn third strike call back there. Lopez' throw was high, Casey had to jump, came down off the bag, never came within two feet of tagging the runner, and the runner was called out.

Note to Felipe- the double-pump thing will kill you. Quit doing that.

Puffy
07-06-2005, 12:39 AM
I think they have MY plaque hanging up in that one..

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-12/916060/raisor.jpg

Reds Fanatic
07-06-2005, 12:40 AM
Another 1-2-3 inning for Milton. 3-3 after 5.

Matt700wlw
07-06-2005, 12:40 AM
Milton is cruising now...

Raisor
07-06-2005, 12:40 AM
Puffy,
Don't hate the player, hate the game.

RFS62
07-06-2005, 12:41 AM
I think they have MY plaque hanging up in that one..



Now, now. Don't be so hard on yourself. You're a VERY talented pompous gasbag.

Reds Fanatic
07-06-2005, 12:42 AM
Casey leads off with a single to center.

DoogMinAmo
07-06-2005, 12:43 AM
Has Sean been taking advice from Hal Morris of late?

He is way too slow to be a judy singles hitter.

Reds Fanatic
07-06-2005, 12:47 AM
Randa walks. 1st and 2nd with one out.

SteelSD
07-06-2005, 12:47 AM
Griffey almost hits into another Casey but Vizquel botches the Casey by wrongly identifying that Griffey was running to first instead of Casey and attempted to make the first out himself instead of flipping it to his 2B.

He was Casey-confused. Go figure.

Randa Walks.

DoogMinAmo
07-06-2005, 12:48 AM
Lowry at 103 pitches. Take, take, take. The more tired he gets, the better you will hit him.

kyred14
07-06-2005, 12:48 AM
I was just looking at the standings. Houston is gonna win the wild card, mark it down. I made a thread about it a few days ago and nobody agreed. But I could be wrong and they might actually falter unlike last year.

Yep, they're just a different team with Berkman.

DoogMinAmo
07-06-2005, 12:49 AM
Griffey almost hits into another Casey but Vizquel botches the Casey by wrongly identifying that Griffey was running to first instead of Casey and attempted to make the first out himself instead of flipping it to his 2B.

He was Casey-confused. Go figure.

Randa Walks.

Are you insinuating that a Griffey with two bad legs is faster than a Casey with two good ones? :(

Reds Fanatic
07-06-2005, 12:50 AM
Pena drives in a run as the catcher bobbles the throw to the plate and Griffey tags the plate with his hand. 4-3 Reds.

Cedric
07-06-2005, 12:50 AM
Wily Mo has amazing plate coverage. He is the kind of guy that can be great without taking walks. It's rare guys, but he can do it.

RFS62
07-06-2005, 12:50 AM
sweet sassy molassy!!!!

SteelSD
07-06-2005, 12:50 AM
Are you insinuating that a Griffey with two bad legs is faster than a Casey with two good ones? :(

Yeah. And he just scored from 2nd on a single to prove it.

Well, sorta. Matheny looked like he was seeing double on the throw from Ellison and went for the wrong ball.

Oops. Reds up 4-3.

Matt700wlw
07-06-2005, 12:50 AM
Griffey scores on WMP single....

RFS62
07-06-2005, 12:51 AM
That throw skidded on the front side of the mound. Tough chance.

RFS62
07-06-2005, 12:52 AM
I still cringe every time I see Junior running hard

Reds Fanatic
07-06-2005, 12:52 AM
Dunn grounds into a fielder's choice. Runners on 1st and 3rd with 2 outs.

Cedric
07-06-2005, 12:53 AM
Anyone see Vizquel get out of the way there? Even if that was a close play I would advise him to do the same thing next time :)

Falls City Beer
07-06-2005, 12:53 AM
I still cringe every time I see Junior running hard

I still cringe every time I see myself running.

SteelSD
07-06-2005, 12:53 AM
Dunn hits into half a Casey. Pena out at 2B, Randa moves to 3B.

Not surprisingly, there is no internet celebration touting Dunn's proficiency at moving the runner up.

DoogMinAmo
07-06-2005, 12:54 AM
Wily Mo RS single on the 107th pitch. Dunn force out on the 112th. Man, I hope Larue jumps on this guy's junk.

Cedric
07-06-2005, 12:54 AM
Only George Grande get's happy about moving the runner from second to third with one out.

Reds Fanatic
07-06-2005, 12:54 AM
Larue walks. Bases loaded.

SteelSD
07-06-2005, 12:54 AM
Larue got nothing to hit. Two balls low and outside intermixed with two high and tight fastballs that almost hit him.

Reds Fanatic
07-06-2005, 12:55 AM
Milton flies out to left. 4-3 Reds mid 6th.

RFS62
07-06-2005, 12:55 AM
Ole slippery hands snags one

DoogMinAmo
07-06-2005, 12:57 AM
Ole slippery hands snags one

Uhhh, yeah. That is disgusting.

Milton COC'd on the 119th pitch by Lowry. I know Alou is old school and all, but I have a feeling he won;t be back out. Considering I have been out of town for 4 days, how is SF's bullpen?

Reds Nd2
07-06-2005, 12:58 AM
Larue got nothing to hit. Two balls low and outside intermixed with two high and tight fastballs that almost hit him.

Somebody needs to get knocked down for that stuff. If you wanna' walk him, then do it but don't head hunt while doing it.

RFS62
07-06-2005, 12:59 AM
75 pitches for Milton

Cedric
07-06-2005, 12:59 AM
I really like Larue, but would anyone be surprised that at the same time George and Chris are talking about Milton improving his mechanics, someone bombs one about 430?

DoogMinAmo
07-06-2005, 01:00 AM
I really like Larue, but would anyone be surprised that at the same time George and Chris are talking about Milton improving his mechanics, someone bombs one about 430?

It would surprise me if the score stayed 4-3.

flyer85
07-06-2005, 01:00 AM
Milton almost to a QS

Falls City Beer
07-06-2005, 01:01 AM
Alou's head is just weird.

Reds Fanatic
07-06-2005, 01:02 AM
Uhhh, yeah. That is disgusting.

Milton COC'd on the 119th pitch by Lowry. I know Alou is old school and all, but I have a feeling he won;t be back out. Considering I have been out of town for 4 days, how is SF's bullpen? SF has a few pitchers Munter, Taschner and Eyre that have pitched well out of the bullpen. The rest of their bullpen is not good at all everyone else has ERA's above 5.

flyer85
07-06-2005, 01:03 AM
batter pitcher and catcher were all sure that was a strike but the ump was clueless

Cedric
07-06-2005, 01:03 AM
Eric Milton is working on getting himself traded, and boy do I love him for it.

DoogMinAmo
07-06-2005, 01:03 AM
According to Gameday, it looks like Milton was getting squeezed on that walk. 87 pitches so far. Would be nice to get one more inning out of him after this one.

Edit: 88 pitches as Milton gets out of the inning with a GO to Lopez.

SteelSD
07-06-2005, 01:03 AM
Alou's head is just weird.

Two words:

For-ceps

BoydsOfSummer
07-06-2005, 01:04 AM
Great googly moogly,that's 2 quality starts in a row aint it?

SteelSD
07-06-2005, 01:04 AM
According to Gameday, it looks like Milton was getting squeezed on that walk. 87 pitches so far. Would be nice to get one more inning out of him after this one.

He did get squeezed on his last pitch. It was much MUCH better than the garbage pitch Dunn was called out on earlier.

Falls City Beer
07-06-2005, 01:04 AM
Two words:

For-ceps

One more: taffy

Fullboat
07-06-2005, 01:04 AM
its 12:04 in the A.M for some of us and were watching a 32-50 team.
are we crazy or what? :thumbup:

SteelSD
07-06-2005, 01:05 AM
One more: taffy

Two more: Stretch Armstrong

Hah!

DoogMinAmo
07-06-2005, 01:06 AM
its 12:04 in the A.M for some of us and were watching a 32-50 team.
are we crazy or what? :thumbup:

Tell that to the Reds fans in SF. They are so cooky, they actually think its 9:04.

Reds Fanatic
07-06-2005, 01:06 AM
Fassero in to pitch for SF.

flyer85
07-06-2005, 01:06 AM
I really have no clue what is a ball or strike and the players don't either

Reds Fanatic
07-06-2005, 01:06 AM
Lopez leads off with a hit.

BCubb2003
07-06-2005, 01:07 AM
Tell that to the Reds fans in SF. They are so cooky, they actually think its 9:04.

What about the Reds fans in Britain and Germany?

SteelSD
07-06-2005, 01:07 AM
Ok. Quickly---

Bunt or Steal

Which is more likely to occur here. QUICK

Cedric
07-06-2005, 01:07 AM
I have a real good friend working in San Francisco, he helped start live journal. He's at the game tonight and I'm looking for him. Look for a nerd with a lj hat :)

DoogMinAmo
07-06-2005, 01:07 AM
Lopez with a soft single to center. OK, he is slacking now that he is an Allstar. Take it back.

Falls City Beer
07-06-2005, 01:07 AM
Two more: Stretch Armstrong

Hah!http://tv.cream.org/extras/toys/images/stretch.jpg

KronoRed
07-06-2005, 01:09 AM
:help:

DoogMinAmo
07-06-2005, 01:10 AM
http://tv.cream.org/extras/toys/images/stretch.jpg

If a picture speaks a thousand words, how many pixels do you need to say just two?

KronoRed
07-06-2005, 01:11 AM
I have a real good friend working in San Francisco, he helped start live journal. He's at the game tonight and I'm looking for him. Look for a nerd with a lj hat :)

Nerds?

That's half the stadium! ;)

Reds Fanatic
07-06-2005, 01:12 AM
Casey singles to left. 1st and 2nd with one out.

SteelSD
07-06-2005, 01:12 AM
http://tv.cream.org/extras/toys/images/stretch.jpg

Ohhh...nice find!

I had Armstrong's arch-nemesis, Stretch Monster when I was a kid. He sprung a leak and a bunch of his purple goo leaked out.

Great stuff that was. If you rolled it into a ball, you could whip it at your little brother and give him a nasty bruise. But if you just put it down, it would go all liquid on you and flatten out.

I mean, not like I would ever throw stuff at my little brother...that would be like...wrong and stuff.

Gotta be careful. My mother might be reading...

KronoRed
07-06-2005, 01:13 AM
JR hitting like Casey tonight

RosieRed
07-06-2005, 01:13 AM
How many partial-Caseys is that tonight?

Reds Fanatic
07-06-2005, 01:13 AM
Junior grounds into a fielder's choice. 1st and 3rd with 2 outs.

SteelSD
07-06-2005, 01:13 AM
The Reds hitters love hitting baseballs to second base. It's like a religion for them. Runners on 1st and third, two out, the Joker to play his cards.

Reds Fanatic
07-06-2005, 01:14 AM
Run scores on a wild pitch. 5-3 Reds.

flyer85
07-06-2005, 01:14 AM
Matheny needs a fork tonight

SteelSD
07-06-2005, 01:14 AM
Wild Pitch. Free RUN FOR ALL!!!

Big Klu
07-06-2005, 01:14 AM
I was just thinking, "A wild pitch would be nice just now." And behold!

Reds Fanatic
07-06-2005, 01:14 AM
Randa drives in a run. 6-3 Reds.

KronoRed
07-06-2005, 01:14 AM
Randa singles

Wow..the giants stink.

Cedric
07-06-2005, 01:14 AM
The Giants are terrible. Bonds or not they wouldn't win this year, terrible pitching.

SteelSD
07-06-2005, 01:15 AM
Randa with a knock to drive in Casey. Randa on first. Wily Mo up to frighten the LHP on the mound.

Falls City Beer
07-06-2005, 01:15 AM
Ohhh...nice find!

I had Armstrong's arch-nemesis, Stretch Monster when I was a kid. He sprung a leak and a bunch of his purple goo leaked out.

Great stuff that was. If you rolled it into a ball, you could whip it at your little brother and give him a nasty bruise. But if you just put it down, it would go all liquid on you and flatten out.

I mean, not like I would ever throw stuff at my little brother...that would be like...wrong and stuff.

Gotta be careful. My mother might be reading...

I had some translucent dude with visible organs floating in the goop.

But I prefer the 'do on this guy--like he just pulled up in a suped-up Econoline van with diamond-shaped bubble windows and shag carpet from floor to ceiling in back.

DoogMinAmo
07-06-2005, 01:15 AM
I was just thinking, "A wild pitch would be nice just now." And behold!

How about thinking a team ERA under 4.5 would be nice right about now while you are at it?

Cedric
07-06-2005, 01:15 AM
Everytime Pena faces a southpaw I have the feeling the ball will either leave the stadium or decapitate the pitcher.

Matt700wlw
07-06-2005, 01:16 AM
Ohhh...nice find!

I had Armstrong's arch-nemesis, Stretch Monster when I was a kid. He sprung a leak and a bunch of his purple goo leaked out.

Great stuff that was. If you rolled it into a ball, you could whip it at your little brother and give him a nasty bruise. But if you just put it down, it would go all liquid on you and flatten out.

I mean, not like I would ever throw stuff at my little brother...that would be like...wrong and stuff.

Gotta be careful. My mother might be reading...

http://thegalleryofmonstertoys.com/70swing/stretchm.jpg

Super_Barry11
07-06-2005, 01:17 AM
My stupid computer froze up, so I missed the two runs we just scored. :angry: :angry: :angry:

(Oh well, I suppose I should just be grateful that we just scored twice!!) :D

KronoRed
07-06-2005, 01:17 AM
JR hanging out with the relief pitchers.

Probably thinking he has shoes older them some of them

;)

SteelSD
07-06-2005, 01:18 AM
I had some translucent dude with visible organs floating in the goop.

But I prefer the 'do on this guy--like he just pulled up in a suped-up Econoline van with diamond-shaped bubble windows and shag carpet from floor to ceiling in back.

Yeah, but the um...outfit on 'ol stretch was a little "too" for me.

And if you could push on the back of the translucent dude and watch his lungs expand, I had that guy too.

He fought well against my Six Million Dollar Man.

flyer85
07-06-2005, 01:18 AM
Hard to believe the Giants traded Jerome Williams

SteelSD
07-06-2005, 01:19 AM
http://thegalleryofmonstertoys.com/70swing/stretchm.jpg

<Sniff...>

Stretch Monsty...I miss you. :cry:

PuffyPig
07-06-2005, 01:20 AM
This looks like a typical Reds game.

Except the Giants are playing the part of the Reds.

Is it possible that there are two of us???

(Credit to the last line goes to poster Austin Kearns)

DoogMinAmo
07-06-2005, 01:20 AM
If only the Reds could get an offense, they would be such a good team.