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redsfan30
08-04-2005, 06:16 PM
Atlanta Cincinnati
1 Rafael Furcal, SS Ryan Freel, 2B
2 Kelly Johnson, LF Felipe Lopez, SS
3 Marcus Giles, 2B Ken Griffey Jr., CF
4 Andruw Jones, CF Adam Dunn, LF
5 Adam LaRoche, 1B Sean Casey, 1B
6 Jeff Francoeur, RF Austin Kearns, RF
7 Brian McCann, C Javier Valentin, C
8 Wilson Betemit, 3B Edwin Encarnacion, 3B
9 Kyle Davies, P Aaron Harang, P

Here are the lineups. Reds going for the series win!

Matt700wlw
08-04-2005, 06:25 PM
I think Aurilia overdid his welcome with his comments. He hasn't played at all.

And he shouldn't.

KronoRed
08-04-2005, 06:27 PM
DFA him.

RedsIn07
08-04-2005, 06:30 PM
It's the 4th not the 5th

VI_RedsFan
08-04-2005, 06:30 PM
I think Aurilia overdid his welcome with his comments. He hasn't played at all.

And he shouldn't.

We should release him. He may have provided some offense for us, but with the comments he's made, I have no respect for him. "I guess I'm stuck here" ?!?!... what an idiot.

traderumor
08-04-2005, 06:32 PM
I think Aurilia overdid his welcome with his comments. He hasn't played at all.

And he shouldn't. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

cumberlandreds
08-04-2005, 06:38 PM
That's just about the perfect lineup for the Reds! Good chance to take this series tonight and keep up the winning ways!

listen up
08-04-2005, 06:39 PM
That's one reason I like Narron better than Miley. Miley would've probably had Aurilia in there every day after his whining. Narron sticks it back in his face and shows him that he's the boss and he'll make the decisions. Basically telling Rich to shove it, which takes even more balls since Rich is coming off a game where he hit a monster shot. I don't think Miley has those balls. Also, this lineup is much better than anything Miley put together the whole season. Now let's go take this series. :beerme:

SirFelixCat
08-04-2005, 06:42 PM
Man I can't wait to get home tonight and watch this. How sweet it is going to be to win the series against the Braves after getting our "F" at the trade deadline ;)

redsfan30
08-04-2005, 06:56 PM
It's the 4th not the 5th
Oops. I'll get it changed.

cincyinco
08-04-2005, 06:58 PM
Lookin forward to game time.. !! 2 of 3 from Atlanta?

Heath
08-04-2005, 07:01 PM
Hey Matt - has Marty given you the love after every scoreboard show?

Heard it last night on the way home.

Who is Rich Aurilia?? and why does he keep calling ny house wanting to play on my softball team??

creek14
08-04-2005, 07:02 PM
I'm not a big Geo fan, but I think he almost lost it when Chris welcomed him back. Has to be hard for him.

Gallen5862
08-04-2005, 07:03 PM
I found the game. It was listed on espn but looks like on tbs.

cincyinco
08-04-2005, 07:08 PM
I wish Narron would flip Kearns and Casey, break up the lefties just a bit..

Matt700wlw
08-04-2005, 07:09 PM
Hey Matt - has Marty given you the love after every scoreboard show?



That's me. I feel like I'm in trouble each time though, he's been using my full name ;)

Gallen5862
08-04-2005, 07:09 PM
Tbs said the braves entire lineup homegrown from their farm system.

Oxilon
08-04-2005, 07:09 PM
Signs of a great franchise: The entire lineup is homegrown.

Gallen5862
08-04-2005, 07:10 PM
It's great to see a Reds game televized.

creek14
08-04-2005, 07:11 PM
Signs of a great franchise: The entire lineup is homegrown.
They said last night that when they had a game vs TX, everyone including the DH's were homegrown. That's pretty amazing.

DoogMinAmo
08-04-2005, 07:14 PM
Pitching to Furcal and Giles looks tough, the strike sone must be a total of 7 inches tall combined.

Ben from Cincy
08-04-2005, 07:14 PM
What's even more amazing is that they are all productive.

Ben from Cincy
08-04-2005, 07:15 PM
I've met Giles and he's listed at 5'8", but that seems extremely generous.

DoogMinAmo
08-04-2005, 07:18 PM
Why do I have a weird feeling that a single scores two here?

These guys are beyond fast... their scrappy.

Gallen5862
08-04-2005, 07:18 PM
I had a power surge. How did the first runner reach base?

cincyinco
08-04-2005, 07:18 PM
Hope Harang settles down..

DoogMinAmo
08-04-2005, 07:18 PM
I had a power surge. How did the first runner reach base?

Single to center.

cincyinco
08-04-2005, 07:19 PM
Top 1ST B:2 S:1 O:0
Rafael Furcal singles on a line drive to center fielder Ken GriffeyJr.

Top 1ST B:3 S:2 O:1
Kelly Johnson pops out to third baseman Edwin Encarnacion.

Top 1ST B:1 S:1 O:1
Marcus Giles singles on a ground ball to right fielder Austin Kearns. Rafael Furcal to 2nd.

Tony Cloninger
08-04-2005, 07:20 PM
They are like the 1970 Reds. A lot of homegrown talent with unlimited potential. I vote Franceour for the Bernie Carbo type like player award.

cincyinco
08-04-2005, 07:21 PM
Harang Battles..

I love count Chocula :p

Gallen5862
08-04-2005, 07:21 PM
Thanks for update.

DoogMinAmo
08-04-2005, 07:21 PM
What's even more amazing is that they are all productive.

While I don't doubt their W/L record, if being generous, productive does not reach far beyond half their lineup. Pitching, as with every other team, is their reason.

OnBaseMachine
08-04-2005, 07:23 PM
Good grief, it takes Harang 20 minutes to throw a pitch.

Gallen5862
08-04-2005, 07:24 PM
A tough inning by Harang but no runs given up.

DoogMinAmo
08-04-2005, 07:26 PM
I was out of town for a week, what happened to the game thread in ORG?

cincyinco
08-04-2005, 07:26 PM
All game threads will now be done in Live, since a majority of posting for gamethreads was done in ORG and not everyone can post there.

Gallen5862
08-04-2005, 07:27 PM
The Administrators put all game threads on live.

KronoRed
08-04-2005, 07:28 PM
Felipe Lopez JR?

DoogMinAmo
08-04-2005, 07:28 PM
All game threads will now be done in Live, since a majority of posting for gamethreads was done in ORG and not everyone can post there.

thanks :thumbup:

DoogMinAmo
08-04-2005, 07:29 PM
Felipe Lopez JR?

Never ever ever trust what you read online. :evil:

KronoRed
08-04-2005, 07:30 PM
Never ever ever trust what you read online. :evil:
:laugh:

Gallen5862
08-04-2005, 07:31 PM
Junior having a good atbat.

cincyinco
08-04-2005, 07:31 PM
1, 2, 3, for davies.. K's Griffey..

Dunn leading off another inning.. sigh.

smith288
08-04-2005, 07:31 PM
Im in a hotel just south of Kings Island and the hotel blacked out TBS....GRRR

Gallen5862
08-04-2005, 07:32 PM
He strikes out after a long atbat.

cincyinco
08-04-2005, 07:32 PM
Boo to blackouts!

DoogMinAmo
08-04-2005, 07:32 PM
Im in a hotel just south of Kings Island and the hotel blacked out TBS....GRRR

Just why, may I ask, are you there? :mooner:

KronoRed
08-04-2005, 07:33 PM
Im in a hotel just south of Kings Island and the hotel blacked out TBS....GRRR

Go to the game like a REAL FAN

;)

cincyinco
08-04-2005, 07:33 PM
Boo to pausing for station identification!

smith288
08-04-2005, 07:33 PM
5 hours at Kings island so catching the game with a 3 and a 5 yr old doesnt sounds like a whole lot of fun.

DoogMinAmo
08-04-2005, 07:36 PM
Good grief, it takes Harang 20 minutes to throw a pitch.

It is very very very very hot outside.

MartyFan
08-04-2005, 07:38 PM
I cannot listen to the game...from what I see on the net he looks to be in trouble already...37 pitches and only in the second inning.

cincyinco
08-04-2005, 07:38 PM
It is very very very very hot outside.

Man, its nice and chilly and rainy here in Colorado!! :)

cincyinco
08-04-2005, 07:39 PM
2 out, McCann on 3rd

DoogMinAmo
08-04-2005, 07:39 PM
There is a 9mph wind out to left, and it is hot outside. Tonight might not be a pitching duel after all...

Gallen5862
08-04-2005, 07:40 PM
Harang walks the pitcher.

cincyinco
08-04-2005, 07:40 PM
Walks the pitcher.. ugh.

Gallen5862
08-04-2005, 07:43 PM
Harang with a long inning but still no score.

cincyinco
08-04-2005, 07:43 PM
Furcal grounds out to freel to end the inning. Out of a jam!

Falls City Beer
08-04-2005, 07:44 PM
Now the Reds offense needs to make Davies work.

flyer85
08-04-2005, 07:44 PM
btw, Hal told Marty that DanO would not deny the Jr trade. He just stated that all of the OFs are still here. Ken Williams didn't deny it either. Hal also said Nightengale insisted it was true when Hal talked to him.

hmmm.

OnBaseMachine
08-04-2005, 07:46 PM
Dunn must have been looking for something else. He took two straight fastballs right down the pipe just above the knees. Should have crushed those.

Gallen5862
08-04-2005, 07:46 PM
Thanks for the info flyer85. Thats interesting no denials.

creek14
08-04-2005, 07:47 PM
Good grief, it takes Harang 20 minutes to throw a pitch.
Probably taking his time cause it's so hot.

Or cause he doesn't have good stuff tonight and he's trying to remember where he left it.

OSURedLeg
08-04-2005, 07:47 PM
He FCB, how do you think Harang looks so far? :D I'd say pretty good because he's battling, but he's not going to keep gettin out of these jams if he keeps it up.

westofyou
08-04-2005, 07:49 PM
Probably taking his time cause it's so hot.

98 degrees here.

No humidity though.

Good times...

OnBaseMachine
08-04-2005, 07:50 PM
Probably taking his time cause it's so hot.

Good point. I completly forgot about the heat.

Meanwhile, Kearns is having a good atbat; finishes it off with a single.

Gallen5862
08-04-2005, 07:50 PM
AK with a single up the middle.

smith288
08-04-2005, 07:50 PM
By the way folks...if you want to needle me for not being at the game...why are you locals not??? Huh? Huh??? :nono: ;)

creek14
08-04-2005, 07:52 PM
98 degrees here.

No humidity though.

Good times...
It's 73 here in the family room. Veggie dogs on the grill. Root beer cooling in the fridge.

CincyRedsFan30
08-04-2005, 07:53 PM
Why would Bob Nightengale have all of this information that can't seem to be found by anyone else? It just doesn't make sense.

BoydsOfSummer
08-04-2005, 07:55 PM
Was gonna go tonight. Decided on saturday instead.

OnBaseMachine
08-04-2005, 07:55 PM
:( The guy that suffered a heart attack at the game last night died.

Jones retakes the homerun lead.

Gallen5862
08-04-2005, 07:55 PM
Andrew Jones homerun. 1-0 Braves.

KronoRed
08-04-2005, 07:56 PM
5 hours at Kings island so catching the game with a 3 and a 5 yr old doesnt sounds like a whole lot of fun.
Lollygagger! ;)

PickOff
08-04-2005, 07:56 PM
DanO's quote simply said that he never talked to Griffey about a trade. Doesn't mean a deal wasn't negotiated though before Linder nixed it, and before DanO presented it to Griffey.

Gallen5862
08-04-2005, 07:56 PM
Who had a heart attack last night?

KronoRed
08-04-2005, 07:57 PM
By the way folks...if you want to needle me for not being at the game...why are you locals not??? Huh? Huh??? :nono: ;)
Cause we're lollygaggers too ;)

KronoRed
08-04-2005, 07:57 PM
Who had a heart attack last night?
A fan near some RZers at the game..he was there with his grandson :(

OnBaseMachine
08-04-2005, 07:58 PM
Who had a heart attack last night?

A fan in the stands. Here (http://www.redszone.com/forums/showpost.php?p=802788&postcount=366) is a post about it.

OSURedLeg
08-04-2005, 07:59 PM
Harang needed only 7 pitches to get through that inning. If he can get through six with a quality start, I'll be happy. It just doesn't seem like he's got good stuff out there today.

OnBaseMachine
08-04-2005, 08:00 PM
That strike three on EE was high.

Gallen5862
08-04-2005, 08:00 PM
Thanks. Thats sad to hear.

flyer85
08-04-2005, 08:04 PM
Why would Bob Nightengale have all of this information that can't seem to be found by anyone else? It just doesn't make sense. from the White Sox FO I would bet. Neither Williams or DanO would deny it.

OnBaseMachine
08-04-2005, 08:05 PM
Somebody on here(can't remember who) has a sig that says, "Free Jeremiah Piepkorn." Well he will be pleased to know Piepkorn has hit two homeruns in two innings tonight.

smith288
08-04-2005, 08:07 PM
What a terrible experience for his grandson.

cincyinco
08-04-2005, 08:11 PM
Ugh.. 3-0 bad guys

OnBaseMachine
08-04-2005, 08:13 PM
Bad night for Harang. Walked the pitcher, threw Jones a meatball with two outs and nobody on base with LaRoche on deck, and fails to backup home on a throw to the plate.

writerdan33
08-04-2005, 08:13 PM
Anybody catch the email addy for the TBS guys?

CincyRedsFan30
08-04-2005, 08:13 PM
from the White Sox FO I would bet. Neither Williams or DanO would deny it.

Nightengale is the only one who has said it's true though. I haven't heard that anywhere else.

flyer85
08-04-2005, 08:16 PM
Nightengale is the only one who has said it's true though. I haven't heard that anywhere else.Hal said he flat out asked Dano point blank if he had a deal with the White Sox. DanO's reply was "all the OFs are still here". There is no doubt that there was some kind of a deal in place.

Falls City Beer
08-04-2005, 08:16 PM
Davies seems to have the problem Haren used to have: cruise through 4-5 innings and blow up in the sixth. We can only hope that Davies loses steam in this humidity (though that's a pretty bad mixed metaphor when you think about it: "steam" and "humidity." Ugh.)

cincyinco
08-04-2005, 08:16 PM
Arg, Griff hits one just foul down the line..

CincyRedsFan30
08-04-2005, 08:17 PM
Hal said he flat out asked Dano point blank if he had a deal with the White Sox. DanO's reply was "all the OFs are still here". There is no doubt that there was some kind of a deal in place.

Something changed since all of today's papers then, which all said the deal was false: "Period".

That must have been speculation on the part of all of the writers.

CincyRedsFan30
08-04-2005, 08:19 PM
Casey?

cincyinco
08-04-2005, 08:19 PM
Casey finally flashing some power! 2 run bomb!


THANKS TO AN ADAM DUNN WALK.

THIS IS WHY WALKS ARE GOOD. GETTING ON BASE = SCORING RUNS

westofyou
08-04-2005, 08:20 PM
Soft walk allows Casey to get an at bat and he turns on the first pitch 3-2 Braves.

OnBaseMachine
08-04-2005, 08:20 PM
Griff just missed a homerun.

Dunn was angry at himself for missing that 3-1 pitch. Belt high fastball out over the plate and he fouled it off. Next pitches misses in, ball four.

Casey homerun, 2-1 Reds!

Matt700wlw
08-04-2005, 08:20 PM
:lol: :casey:

SteelSD
08-04-2005, 08:20 PM
Walks are good.

Home Runs are good.

Outs are bad.

Good job, Case. :)

cincyinco
08-04-2005, 08:21 PM
Hey guys, I know this is slighty off topic.. but would you do this trade in a SIM league?

I'm giving up: Chad Billingsley and Dustin Nippert
for
Joel Pieniero and Kyle Davies.. heh.

Oh, to view my current Reds squad go to http://www.geocities.com/djetan303/ibcreds.html

DoogMinAmo
08-04-2005, 08:21 PM
Hopefully Harang can relax now, the offense isn't totally asleep.

Falls City Beer
08-04-2005, 08:22 PM
Hopefully Harang can relax now, the offense isn't totally asleep.

No offense is asleep in 93 degree weather.

flyer85
08-04-2005, 08:24 PM
DanO quotes in the DDN


"My reaction is short and sweet," said O'Brien. "Throughout July we had no conversations with Griffey or his agent about his 10-and-5 statusdoesn't address the trade

Neither Jr or his agent was asked about waiving his no-trade rights. However, nothing in there is a denial that a trade to send Jr to the White Sox was worked out between the GMs.

The question Hal addresses with Marty on the radio was asked today.

CincyRedsFan30
08-04-2005, 08:26 PM
This ump. at home tonight is very inconsistent, IMO. He can't decide where his zone is at.

flyer85
08-04-2005, 08:31 PM
If someone gets on I would PH for Harang

DoogMinAmo
08-04-2005, 08:33 PM
If someone gets on I would PH for Harang

I would let him go one more, then that is it. 89 pitches, and the bottom of the order due up.

Falls City Beer
08-04-2005, 08:33 PM
If someone gets on I would PH for Harang

Yeah, but what if scuzz-stache Valentin rips a dinger?

flyer85
08-04-2005, 08:34 PM
I would let him go one more, then that is it. 89 pitches, and the bottom of the order due up.the way Harang has thrown tonight, 89 is enough

CincyRedsFan30
08-04-2005, 08:35 PM
Great AB by Valentin.

flyer85
08-04-2005, 08:35 PM
scuzz-stache Valentin admit it ... you're jealous :KoolAid:

paintmered
08-04-2005, 08:36 PM
Valentin leads off with a walk.

DoogMinAmo
08-04-2005, 08:36 PM
An EBH by Eddie would be nice right here.

paintmered
08-04-2005, 08:37 PM
Anybody want me to do some pbp?

paintmered
08-04-2005, 08:38 PM
Back to back walks.

Valentin to second, EE on first.

Falls City Beer
08-04-2005, 08:38 PM
admit it ... you're jealous :KoolAid:

No doubt. I shaved my beard once to go to a wedding but left the stache. My wife threatened to leave me if I didn't shave it. I looked like "Malone"-era Burt Reynolds. I would have stayed with me.

flyer85
08-04-2005, 08:38 PM
Harang is a terrible bunter

DoogMinAmo
08-04-2005, 08:39 PM
I never played baseball beyond early little league. Is a bunt really that difficult?

Ben from Cincy
08-04-2005, 08:39 PM
George Grande mentioned the possiblity of Linder sharing his part of the ownership this offseason. Does he know something we don't? Probably not and he was just thinking aloud, but its a nice thought.

flyer85
08-04-2005, 08:41 PM
I never played baseball beyond early little league. Is a bunt really that difficult?for most people, making contact with anything coming at you at 90 mph is not easy. However, these guys get paid to do it. It's all about practice

flyer85
08-04-2005, 08:42 PM
George Grande mentioned the possiblity of Linder sharing his part of the ownership this offseason. Does he know something we don't? Probably not and he was just thinking aloud, but its a nice thought.some of the minority shares are for sale

Ben from Cincy
08-04-2005, 08:44 PM
I meant to put selling not sharing.

Caveat Emperor
08-04-2005, 08:44 PM
I'm calling Shennanigans on Marty Brennaman. He stated that the Reds "inability to play little ball" led them to squander a run-scoring opportunity.

Bull. Even if Harang had gotten a bunt down, Freel and Lopez still couldn't get a base hit to drive runs in. A bunt in that situation was completely irrelevant, given the way the subsequent ABs worked.

DoogMinAmo
08-04-2005, 08:45 PM
Davies now with 87 pitches to Harang's 89. Both have to be tired, I can;t see either one going longer than 6, so if the Reds don't want to lose, their chances fade fast after the 6th.

flyer85
08-04-2005, 08:46 PM
shoulda PH for Harang ... just sayin

flyer85
08-04-2005, 08:47 PM
I'm calling Shennanigans on Marty Brennaman. He stated that the Reds "inability to play little ball" led them to squander a run-scoring opportunity.

Bull. Even if Harang had gotten a bunt down, Freel and Lopez still couldn't get a base hit to drive runs in. A bunt in that situation was completely irrelevant, given the way the subsequent ABs worked.come on ... don't let facts get in the way of a good argument

DoogMinAmo
08-04-2005, 08:47 PM
Back to back first pitch hitting. This seems to happen a lot with Valentin behind the plate. Maybe he has been figured out.

KronoRed
08-04-2005, 08:51 PM
Trade Casey to a team that needs power ;)

flyer85
08-04-2005, 08:53 PM
Does Davies come back out?

KearnsyEars
08-04-2005, 08:54 PM
Dunn is gonna go deep and tie this one up next time he comes up, and tie Andruw Jones for the lead in ML HR again.

LoganBuck
08-04-2005, 09:00 PM
George Grande: "Casey just produces runs."

TheBurn
08-04-2005, 09:00 PM
These guys are playin' fun, exciting ball right now.

KronoRed
08-04-2005, 09:00 PM
Dunn with a productive out

KronoRed
08-04-2005, 09:01 PM
Glad to see Casey hot..but he should NOT reclaim the 3 spot, the JR/Dunn 3-4 is working well.

DoogMinAmo
08-04-2005, 09:01 PM
Who is this Casey, and where did he get his slugging from? OPSing 1.700 for August, as his season total creeps back up towards .800. Anyone else think the trade talk got to his head?

TheBurn
08-04-2005, 09:01 PM
AK to the track deep center!

FlyingPig
08-04-2005, 09:01 PM
George Grande: "Casey just produces runs."

Well, he's produced the biggest part of them tonight..

flyer85
08-04-2005, 09:02 PM
Dunn with a productive outBF must be proud

Fullboat
08-04-2005, 09:03 PM
Ears has got to have one of the ugliest swings.

NJReds
08-04-2005, 09:04 PM
BF must be proud

Actually he's posting on the mlb.com board that if the Reds had less HR/K guys, the pitching would be better... :help:

KronoRed
08-04-2005, 09:05 PM
Actually he's posting on the mlb.com board that if the Reds had less HR/K guys, the pitching would be better... :help:

.....

WHAT?

:confused:

LoganBuck
08-04-2005, 09:05 PM
Well, he's produced the biggest part of them tonight..

Just keeping things in perspective.

flyer85
08-04-2005, 09:06 PM
Actually he's posting on the mlb.com board that if the Reds had less HR/K guys, the pitching would be better... :help:must be some interesting "logic" to get there

NJReds
08-04-2005, 09:06 PM
I really don't bother anymore. It's not worth the effort. Now that Dunn is on a hot streak...EE is his new whipping boy. He loathes the Randa trade.

TheBurn
08-04-2005, 09:06 PM
Valentin walks, EE up, pitching change!

DoogMinAmo
08-04-2005, 09:06 PM
Eddie E with a chance to be the hero.

flyer85
08-04-2005, 09:07 PM
.EE is his new whipping boy. He loathes the Randa trade.must be furballs bastard stepchild

DoogMinAmo
08-04-2005, 09:08 PM
Could this be Valentin's career year? Can he repeat numbers close to these next year? If so, I am afraid Larue might now cost too much.

Raisor
08-04-2005, 09:08 PM
Actually he's posting on the mlb.com board that if the Reds had less HR/K guys, the pitching would be better... :help:


I really really do think that BF/PR14 is actually our very own Steel pulling our leg since last november.

Ok Steel, you got us. You can admit it now.
:thumbup:

KronoRed
08-04-2005, 09:09 PM
In 2 years Randa will be retired and EE will be hitting better then Randa did this year

TheBurn
08-04-2005, 09:09 PM
EE grounds to SS

LoganBuck
08-04-2005, 09:10 PM
I remember BF's thread about why trading Randa was a bad idea. Good Times.

Falls City Beer
08-04-2005, 09:10 PM
In 2 years Randa will be retired and EE will be hitting better then Randa did this year

I hope you're right. Not many 3rd basemen hit as well as Randa did the first half of this year. Not that I'm saying we should have kept Randa, mind you.

KronoRed
08-04-2005, 09:11 PM
I hope you're right. Not many 3rd basemen hit as well as Randa did the first half of this year.

If I'm wrong nobody will remember this thread ;)

DoogMinAmo
08-04-2005, 09:14 PM
If Standridge can go 2, and give up 1 run or less, I will be happy.

EDIT: Pitcher's spot due up first in the bottom half, cmon Jason, give us a goose egg!

Fullboat
08-04-2005, 09:14 PM
Its up to our vaunted bullpen

Falls City Beer
08-04-2005, 09:15 PM
If Standridge can go 2, and give up 1 run or less, I will be happy.

I'll take 1 inning and no runs given up and be happy.

Gallen5862
08-04-2005, 09:15 PM
Standridge looking good so far.

Gainesville Red
08-04-2005, 09:16 PM
Andruw Jone's long at bat's making me nervous.

flyer85
08-04-2005, 09:16 PM
standridge keeps hanging and AJ fouls en back

Gainesville Red
08-04-2005, 09:17 PM
never mind

Gallen5862
08-04-2005, 09:17 PM
Standridge two k's so far.

Gallen5862
08-04-2005, 09:18 PM
a 1 2 3 inning for Standridge. good job. :thumbup: :clap:

flyer85
08-04-2005, 09:21 PM
stupid of Olmedo to swing at the 2-0 pitch

DoogMinAmo
08-04-2005, 09:21 PM
I'll take 1 inning and no runs given up and be happy.

Happy?

flyer85
08-04-2005, 09:22 PM
that was low

DoogMinAmo
08-04-2005, 09:23 PM
that was low

It is the floating strikezone known as the ghost of Greg Maddux.

KronoRed
08-04-2005, 09:27 PM
We need some runs.

flyer85
08-04-2005, 09:27 PM
that was stupid ... once you get ahead of Francoeur you don't have to throw a strike to get him out.

CTA513
08-04-2005, 09:28 PM
hmmm... even though they are only down by 2, Id say this game is over.

Farnsworth in the 8th, Reitsma in the 9th.

DoogMinAmo
08-04-2005, 09:29 PM
hmmm... even though they are only down by 2, Id say this game is over.

Farnsworth in the 8th, Reitsma in the 9th.

Heart of the order due up. It all depends on the bottom of the 8th.

DoogMinAmo
08-04-2005, 09:34 PM
Shackelford recovered nicely after serving one up to Francoeur. 5-3 Braves heading to the bottom of 8, Junior, Dunn, Casey due up.

flyer85
08-04-2005, 09:35 PM
I guessing a lefty in the 8th? Nope it's Farny

paintmered
08-04-2005, 09:36 PM
Interestingly enough, Farnsworth used to fill that uniform.

:confused:

flyer85
08-04-2005, 09:37 PM
I still think the big play of the game was not PHing for Harang in the 5th

smith288
08-04-2005, 09:37 PM
Farnsworth no longer using steroids?

flyer85
08-04-2005, 09:38 PM
that was a good 4-5 inches outside.

Little Alex
08-04-2005, 09:38 PM
5-3 can be come back from

Matt700wlw
08-04-2005, 09:39 PM
Who is this guy?

Little Alex
08-04-2005, 09:39 PM
5-3 can be come back from

5-4 i mean :beerme:

KronoRed
08-04-2005, 09:39 PM
Casey :clap:

Raisor
08-04-2005, 09:39 PM
Skip Carrey, "I don't blame him [Dunn] for not swinging at that one"

Casey is juicing...or corking his bat, or something...

Aronchis
08-04-2005, 09:39 PM
Somebody needs to give Casey a pee test.................. ;)

KronoRed
08-04-2005, 09:40 PM
Casey is working on that trade value :D

RedsMan3203
08-04-2005, 09:40 PM
Anyone Hear the "over rated" Chants in the background?

Gallen5862
08-04-2005, 09:40 PM
Casey homerun. :party: :rockband:

RFS62
08-04-2005, 09:40 PM
Ok, Casey's juicing.



































http://www.cadburyschweppes.com/NR/rdonlyres/C9D29380-6F93-4419-9F30-29A6E09B7667/0/motts.jpg

RedsMan3203
08-04-2005, 09:42 PM
Thanks Furcal.

KronoRed
08-04-2005, 09:42 PM
That's the good stuff RFS

RedsMan3203
08-04-2005, 09:42 PM
Come'on Kearns...


Dang it.

Gallen5862
08-04-2005, 09:43 PM
To bad kearns couldn't score.

BoydsOfSummer
08-04-2005, 09:43 PM
Nice rip Turtle...Rally!

RedsMan3203
08-04-2005, 09:43 PM
Come'on Easy E

Gallen5862
08-04-2005, 09:43 PM
I hope that didn't cost us.

RFS62
08-04-2005, 09:44 PM
make him work, eddie

RedsMan3203
08-04-2005, 09:44 PM
EdE grounds out to SS.

RFS62
08-04-2005, 09:44 PM
Man, rookie mistake

DoogMinAmo
08-04-2005, 09:44 PM
With Francoeur in right I would not have even sent Freel. So in the 9th, RA or WMP?

smith288
08-04-2005, 09:45 PM
poop

Gallen5862
08-04-2005, 09:45 PM
EE grounds out. :bang:

KronoRed
08-04-2005, 09:46 PM
Gotta send up WMP in the 9th.

OnBaseMachine
08-04-2005, 09:47 PM
Did anyone see that strike three call on Dunn? Geez. Ball was atleast six inches outside, maybe a little more. Strike three to Lopez in the 7th was down and off the plate.

These umps have been terrible this series.

DoogMinAmo
08-04-2005, 09:47 PM
With any luck, the Reds wont have to face Jones again, and still win this game.

listen up
08-04-2005, 09:48 PM
With Francoeur in right I would not have even sent Freel. So in the 9th, RA or WMP?

I think it will/should be WMP. He's been seeing more pitches lately, he had a decent hit streak going (not sure if he's still got it), and he can tie this game up with a check swing. But if he strikes out then I'm going to take this back and say Aurilia.

RedsMan3203
08-04-2005, 09:48 PM
Jones is up. :(

flyer85
08-04-2005, 09:49 PM
Why is it that Weathers is not replaceable?

DoogMinAmo
08-04-2005, 09:50 PM
Weathers getting squeezed by the ump. This is just unfair. Jones doesn't need any help.

Gainesville Red
08-04-2005, 09:51 PM
He'll get better.

reds44
08-04-2005, 09:51 PM
Edwin dang it

flyer85
08-04-2005, 09:52 PM
Weathers getting squeezed by the ump. This is just unfair. Jones doesn't need any help.especially with the pitches the bum rang up Lopez and Dunn on.

DoogMinAmo
08-04-2005, 09:52 PM
EdE costs the Reds another win :(

youth movements can hurt at times.

CTA513
08-04-2005, 09:52 PM
theres your game.

Gallen5862
08-04-2005, 09:52 PM
A botched dp led to a run.

Aronchis
08-04-2005, 09:52 PM
2nd game in a row Weathers has pitched like crap.

reds44
08-04-2005, 09:52 PM
How many times do you see it, the Reds have a chance to tie the game, but dont and then the other team comes and gets a run. That run hurt.

Heath
08-04-2005, 09:52 PM
Thanks for the Jeremiah Piepkorn update - :thumbup:

I was standing in the cool mist zone when they brought the guy out on the stretcher - He looked in bad shape. It was really hot there last night. Prayers to his family

reds44
08-04-2005, 09:53 PM
So did that one

RFS62
08-04-2005, 09:53 PM
Dunn was so out of position on that throw. He does that little move way too much. I don't think he could have got him, but you have to square up and crow hop.

listen up
08-04-2005, 09:53 PM
EE's play hurt but it'd be nice if Weathers could get someone out.

Gainesville Red
08-04-2005, 09:53 PM
That just might do it. Weather's hasn't been as solid last couple of nights.

KronoRed
08-04-2005, 09:53 PM
We suck.

Matt700wlw
08-04-2005, 09:54 PM
So in the 9th, RA or WMP?

Rich will purposely do poorly due to unhappiness...

KronoRed
08-04-2005, 09:54 PM
Dunn was so out of position on that throw. He does that little move way too much. I don't think he could have got him, but you have to square up and crow hop.

He'd be a good 1st baseman.

flyer85
08-04-2005, 09:55 PM
love that pitching

DoogMinAmo
08-04-2005, 09:56 PM
I think Dunn's refusal to be a 1st baseman has to do with his desire for Casey to stay. If Casey was gone, I bet he would do it.

KronoRed
08-04-2005, 09:57 PM
Cruz up.

listen up
08-04-2005, 09:57 PM
And Grande sums up the inning with the WAY overused "And they get the final out but the damage is done." This line just pisses me off to no end but he uses every single inning that the other team scores in every single game for the entire season. Let's be a little creative George.

Raisor
08-04-2005, 09:57 PM
We suck.

speak for yourself.

I, most definatly, do not suck.

:cool:

KronoRed
08-04-2005, 09:57 PM
Casey will win this game with a grand slam.

KronoRed
08-04-2005, 09:57 PM
speak for yourself.

I, most definatly, do not suck.

:cool:

Really?

One of us has seen Alexander and it ain't me

;)

Gallen5862
08-04-2005, 09:59 PM
A great play by Freel.

Raisor
08-04-2005, 10:00 PM
Really?

One of us has seen Alexander and it ain't me

;)


well, phtphtphtphtphtpht

KronoRed
08-04-2005, 10:01 PM
Aww jeez Felipe.

CTA513
08-04-2005, 10:01 PM
Grand Slam!!!!



























...........Abreu hit a Grand Slam earlier today!

;)

Gallen5862
08-04-2005, 10:02 PM
The Braves win.

DoogMinAmo
08-04-2005, 10:04 PM
I feel for you Raisor, I somehow was fooled into seeing it, and it was definitely not worth it.

CTA513
08-04-2005, 10:08 PM
Reds lose, now its on to sweep the Marlins!

striker42
08-04-2005, 10:17 PM
Braves fan here. Good series. The Reds are much improved over what we saw earlier this year. Now to business. We Braves fans are ga-ga over Jeff Francoeur. I would like to see what you Reds fans think of him. I want to see a more objective opinion of the new Golden Boy of the Braves. Thanks and again, good series.

RFS62
08-04-2005, 10:19 PM
He's a stud.

SteelSD
08-04-2005, 10:39 PM
Braves fan here. Good series. The Reds are much improved over what we saw earlier this year. Now to business. We Braves fans are ga-ga over Jeff Francoeur. I would like to see what you Reds fans think of him. I want to see a more objective opinion of the new Golden Boy of the Braves. Thanks and again, good series.

Francoeur- Quick bat. Excellent range. Cannon arm.

Needs to develop a discipline skill set pronto or he's going to need to hit .330 to be a really good offensive player. Fine player though.

westofyou
08-04-2005, 10:40 PM
Francoeur- Quick bat. Excellent range. Cannon arm.

Needs to develop a discipline skill set pronto or he's going to need to hit .330 to be a really good offensive player. Fine player though.

What he said, getting some good rakes currently, sometime those will be outs though.

striker42
08-04-2005, 11:07 PM
The thing is that Francoeur can reach anything and hit it with authority. I saw him hit a pitch 3 inches off the ground about 400 feet. He also will go the other way when pitched away. He will need to improve the plate dicipline but he doesn't have to be a walk machine because he can reach so many balls and hit them with authority.

SteelSD
08-04-2005, 11:46 PM
The thing is that Francoeur can reach anything and hit it with authority. I saw him hit a pitch 3 inches off the ground about 400 feet. He also will go the other way when pitched away. He will need to improve the plate dicipline but he doesn't have to be a walk machine because he can reach so many balls and hit them with authority.

He doesn't have to be a walk machine. The fact that he doesn't really seem to know what they are limits his projectible upside at this point, however.

You're seeing the very very best of Francoeur right now. But that's not the real Jeff Francoeur just as the very very best short-term production from any player isn't who that player really is.

And I'll just chalk up the "...Francoeur can reach anything and hit it with authority" comment to a Braves fan being giddy about having a RF who's actually doing something with the bat (finally) this season. His minor league results haven't demonstrated that he has some unique uncanny ability to do that to the extent you suggest.

Again, fine player, but when the league gets the "book" on him, he projects to have a bit of difficulty adjusting because it doesn't appear that he's ever had a real good grasp on the whole balls and strikes thing.

Big Klu
08-05-2005, 02:45 AM
Just got back from tonight's game. Some observations:

1) Harang looked gassed early. I would have pinch-hit for him after Valentin and Encarnacion led off with back-to-back walks.

2) Weathers also looked gassed. He didn't have much last night, and he didn't have much tonight, either.

3) Standridge and Shackelford looked pretty good. Shack made a mistake to the first batter he faced, but then he settled down after the homer.

4) Casey had a heck of a game!

5) I love Club 4192! Nothing like having an air-conditioned club/bar to go to when it's oppressively hot!


Updated Reds HR list:

Reds All-Time Home Run Leaders
1. Johnny Bench - 389
2. Frank Robinson - 324
3. Tony Perez - 287
4. Ted Kluszewski - 251
5. George Foster - 244
6. Eric Davis - 203
7. Barry Larkin - 198
8. Vada Pinson - 186
9. Wally Post - 172
10. Gus Bell - 160
11. Joe Morgan - 152
11. Pete Rose - 152
13. Adam Dunn - 150
14. Lee May - 147
15. Dan Driessen - 133
16. Ken Griffey, Jr. - 126
17. Reggie Sanders - 125
18. Ernie Lombardi - 120
19. Sean Casey - 116
20. Frank McCormick - 110
21. Dave Parker - 107
22. Chris Sabo - 104
23. Dave Concepcion - 101
24. Gordy Coleman - 98
25. Paul O'Neill - 96

Tony Cloninger
08-05-2005, 12:28 PM
He needs to be pitched inside and backed off the plate more often....he is hacking at everything and hitting it. Weathers was dumb enough to give him something on 0-2....when he should have bounced it or moved him off the plate.

He basically looks like AK did during 2002 and early 2003.

oneupper
08-05-2005, 12:43 PM
AK? no...Kearns always took pitches.

Think more like Manny Sanguillen.

Tony Cloninger
08-05-2005, 01:00 PM
Forgot to say....AK like minus the walks/taking pitches.

How about more like a healthy Sixto Lezcano, when he was with MIL?