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redsfan30
08-31-2005, 07:28 PM
Cincinnati

1. F. Lopez ss
2. R. Aurilia 2b
3. K. Griffey Jr. cf
4. A. Kearns rf
5. S. Casey 1b
6. A. Dunn lf
7. J. LaRue c
8. E. Encarnacion 3b
9. B. Claussen p


Houston

1. W. Taveras cf
2. C. Biggio 2b
3. M. Ensberg 3b
4. L. Berkman 1b
5. J. Lane rf
6. C. Burke lf
7. A. Everett ss
8. B. Ausmus c
9. A. Pettitte p

redsfan30
08-31-2005, 07:35 PM
Junior in his career against Andy Pettitte:

36 at bats
14 hits
3 doubles
1 homerun
5 rbi
6 walks
.389 average
.476 on base percentage
.556 slugging percentage
1.032 ops

Not bad.

MichReds
08-31-2005, 07:46 PM
I didn't realize until I looked, Pettite has been incredible this year. Only 4 times has he failed to notch a quality start all season. And a couple of those were because he only went 5 innings. Only 2 really bad starts all year where the opposing team scored 4 or more runs. Let's hope Griffey and mates can break the string tonight!

Gainesville Red
08-31-2005, 07:48 PM
I hate the Astros. Thought I'd put that out in the open.

KronoRed
08-31-2005, 07:54 PM
Good to be honest :D

Walkerforpres
08-31-2005, 07:55 PM
Just a tidbit : Rotoworld is speculating that with the possible season-ending injury of Bobby Crosby (who apparently had to wait until the last week of my fantasy season to get hurt...nice job pal), Oakland might want to be interested in Rich Aurilia to fill the gap.

Juan Cruz for Aurilia? Please?

Matt700wlw
08-31-2005, 08:05 PM
Just a tidbit : Rotoworld is speculating that with the possible season-ending injury of Bobby Crosby (who apparently had to wait until the last week of my fantasy season to get hurt...nice job pal), Oakland might want to be interested in Rich Aurilia to fill the gap.

Juan Cruz for Aurilia? Please?

They better hurry up!

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 08:07 PM
Lopez K's looking. 1 out.

flyer85
08-31-2005, 08:10 PM
Juan Cruz for Aurilia? Please?I read somewhere that Cruz might start tomorrow for the A's

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 08:10 PM
Aurilia flies out. 2 outs.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 08:11 PM
Griffey flies out.

Reds 0, 'Stros coming up

GAC
08-31-2005, 08:15 PM
Anyone want to chat?

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 08:16 PM
Taveras grounds out. 1 out.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 08:17 PM
Biggio K's looking. 2 outs.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 08:19 PM
Ensberg flies out. 0-0 after 1.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 08:22 PM
Kearns singles.

cincyinco
08-31-2005, 08:24 PM
A tale of two Kearns:


G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Pre All Star 51 170 22 38 11 0 6 25 18 50 0 0 .224 .306 .394 .700
Post All-Star 32 114 20 31 7 1 6 24 12 22 0 0 .272 .351 .509 .860

GAC
08-31-2005, 08:25 PM
We've shown we can beat teams like the Pirates, Cubs, Brewers, etc (Teams we should beat).

They've yet to show me they can beat the teams they need to beat (such as the Strohs, Cards, Braves).

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 08:26 PM
Casey singles. 1st and 2nd, 0 outs.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 08:27 PM
Dunn grounds into a FC. Runners at 1st and 3rd with 1 out.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 08:29 PM
LaRue K's. 2 outs.

NoCalRed
08-31-2005, 08:31 PM
GAC is making me inform everyone that chat is open and he is passing out the beer :beerme:

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 08:31 PM
EdE grounds out. 0-0, Mid. 2nd.

GAC
08-31-2005, 08:32 PM
Guys on 1st and 2nd with 1 out, and we blow another golden opportunity.

EE hits back to pitcher to end inning.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 08:35 PM
Berkman grounds out. 1 out.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 08:36 PM
Lane pops out. 2 outs.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 08:39 PM
Burke grounds out. 0-0 after 2.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 08:41 PM
Claussen grounds out. 1 out.

GAC
08-31-2005, 08:42 PM
more have shown up in chat. rfs just popped in. :beerme:

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 08:43 PM
Lopez grounds out. 2 outs.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 08:48 PM
Aurilia grounds out after an 11-pitch AB. 0-0, Mid. 3rd.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 08:51 PM
Everett reaches on an infield single.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 08:53 PM
Ausmus GIDP. 2 outs.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 08:54 PM
Pettitte K's looking. 0-0 after 3.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 08:57 PM
Griffey grounds out. 1 out.

KronoRed
08-31-2005, 08:58 PM
Slow moving game

GAC
08-31-2005, 08:59 PM
chat is growing tonight in leaps and bounds. rfs is talking with Sandy in case anyone would like to know.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 09:00 PM
Kearns walks.

gm
08-31-2005, 09:01 PM
Houston TV AFLAC trivia: who has played the most games at 2nd base for the Reds?

Joe Morgan is the obvious choice. Any other possibilities?

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 09:03 PM
Casey K's. 2 outs.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 09:04 PM
Dunn fouls out. 0-0, Mid. 4th.

Dunn broke his bat again there.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 09:07 PM
Taveras singles.

gm
08-31-2005, 09:08 PM
Houston TV AFLAC trivia: who has played the most games at 2nd base for the Reds?

Joe Morgan is the obvious choice. Any other possibilities?

Correct answer = Bid McPhee. Oester was #2

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 09:08 PM
Biggio pops out. 1 out.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 09:10 PM
Ensberg GIDP. 0-0 after 4.

NC Reds
08-31-2005, 09:13 PM
I really like Claussen. It's nice to see we have someone that can go toe-to-toe with Pettitte.

Some runs now please. :)

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 09:14 PM
LaRue singles.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 09:15 PM
EdE lines out to 3B. 1 out.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 09:16 PM
Claussen bunts LaRue to 2B. 2 outs.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 09:18 PM
Lopez grounds out. 0-0., Mid. 5th.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 09:20 PM
Berkman Doubles.

Puffy
08-31-2005, 09:22 PM
Boy, Houston pitching has really shut down the Reds - 2 runs in 14 innings.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 09:23 PM
Lane HR. 2-0 Astros. He reached down to get that one.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 09:24 PM
Burke singles.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 09:25 PM
Runner steals 2B.

WVRedsFan
08-31-2005, 09:26 PM
There is just no room for error when you face these Astros pitchers. You have to be perfect. We ain't there yet.

MWM
08-31-2005, 09:26 PM
That HR by Lane is a complete joke. There's no way in the highest level of baseball in the world that THAT hit should be a HR. These new parks are irritating that way, IMO.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 09:27 PM
Everett singles. 1st and 3rd, 0 outs.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 09:27 PM
Ausmus Doubles...thrown out trying to go to 3B. . 4-0 Astros. 1 out.

Phil Garner out to argue the call.

I'd say this one is likely over.

WVRedsFan
08-31-2005, 09:28 PM
That HR by Lane is a complete joke. There's no way in the highest level of baseball in the world that THAT hit should be a HR. These new parks are irritating that way, IMO.

315 down the line is crazy.

Of course, with the score now 4-0, it probably didn't make any difference.

NC Reds
08-31-2005, 09:29 PM
I jinxed Claussen nicely. :(

The top of the batting order needs to start getting on base again.

OnBaseMachine
08-31-2005, 09:29 PM
Claussen getting smoked by bad hitters.

Jason Lane, Chris Burke, Adam Everett, Brad Ausmus. You got to be kidding me.

(albeit Lane's was a cheap homerun)

CTA513
08-31-2005, 09:29 PM
Pitchings back to normal for the starters.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 09:30 PM
Pettitte K's looking. 2 outs.

Falls City Beer
08-31-2005, 09:31 PM
Claussen getting smoked by bad hitters.

Jason Lane, Chris Burke, Adam Everett, Brad Ausmus. You got to be kidding me.

Lane's a bad hitter? First I heard of it. But yeah, Houston comes to play, 1 through 9. Reds? Less so.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 09:31 PM
Taveras grounds out. 4-0 Astros after 5.

Aronchis
08-31-2005, 09:31 PM
The Reds breakdown to easily against the Astros. A missed oppourtunity, a bad pitch, they wig out. It is a mental block they need to overcome in the future seasons unless they rebuild over, which hopefully will bring fresh faces and talents that haven't seen them yet.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 09:35 PM
Aurilia K's. 1 out.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 09:35 PM
Griffey grounds out. 2 outs.

OnBaseMachine
08-31-2005, 09:35 PM
Lane's a bad hitter? First I heard of it. But yeah, Houston comes to play, 1 through 9. Reds? Less so.

He may not be a bad hitter, but is certainly not a great hitter. Power is his only tool...and his solid power doesn't make up for that .306 on-base percentage, in my opinion of course.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 09:36 PM
Kearns singles.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 09:37 PM
Casey grounds out. 4-0 Astros, Mid. 6th.

Falls City Beer
08-31-2005, 09:37 PM
He may not be a bad hitter, but is certainly not a great hitter. Power is his only tool...and his solid power doesn't make up for that .306 on-base percentage in my opinion.

Lane and WMP are pretty much the same hitter.

But like I said, the Astros play to win.

Patrick Bateman
08-31-2005, 09:38 PM
Lane's a bad hitter? First I heard of it. But yeah, Houston comes to play, 1 through 9. Reds? Less so.

It's called pitching.

CTA513
08-31-2005, 09:38 PM
Is it to early to say the Reds will lose? and get shut out?

westofyou
08-31-2005, 09:39 PM
315 down the line is crazy.

http://www.andrewclem.com/Baseball/Diag/PoloGrounds.gif

Matt700wlw
08-31-2005, 09:40 PM
Pettitte has only allowed more than 3 ERs in 2 starts....

That's impressive.

Falls City Beer
08-31-2005, 09:40 PM
It's called pitching.

Right. Which explains why the offense went belly-up against a Rodriguez and Springer for six innings last night.

The Reds offense looks lost, the Astros have a game plan.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 09:40 PM
Biggio flies out. 1 out.

gm
08-31-2005, 09:41 PM
http://www.andrewclem.com/Baseball/Diag/PoloGrounds.gif

I was thinking the same thing. Ebbet's field was a crackerbox, too

If there ever was a CF made for Willie Mays, eh?

Aronchis
08-31-2005, 09:41 PM
Against the Braves, the problem is purely pitching. Against the Astros it is everything.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 09:42 PM
Ensberg singles.

OnBaseMachine
08-31-2005, 09:42 PM
Lane and WMP are pretty much the same hitter.

But like I said, the Astros play to win.

I agree, but Pena has a little more pop is his bat.

capndees
08-31-2005, 09:43 PM
http://www.andrewclem.com/Baseball/Diag/PoloGrounds.gif

WoY, did you get that pic off a website?

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 09:43 PM
Berkman flies out. 2 outs.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 09:44 PM
Claussen out of the game.

westofyou
08-31-2005, 09:45 PM
WoY, did you get that pic off a website?

http://www.andrewclem.com/Baseball/index.shtml

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 09:46 PM
Standridge in.

capndees
08-31-2005, 09:47 PM
Dunn has now gone 6 games without a single strikeout.

His numbers in that span? .200/.360/.450, 1 HR, 4 RBI.

Start striking out!!!

MWM
08-31-2005, 09:47 PM
The Reds are 32-23 since July 1. The weighted average record of the teams they've played over that stretch is 63-69. The only teams they've played during that stretch with winning records are the Braves, Astros, Marlins, and Nats. Their collective record against those teams is 5-10. Yes, they've been playing better, but the competition has a lot to do with it.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 09:48 PM
Lane grounds out. 4-0 Astros after 6.

Gainesville Red
08-31-2005, 09:48 PM
They should switch Houston to the NL West. Get them out of our hair. If the Rangers are in the west, so are the astros as far as I'm concerned.

KronoRed
08-31-2005, 09:48 PM
Doh!

capndees
08-31-2005, 09:48 PM
http://www.andrewclem.com/Baseball/index.shtml

Thanks!!!

OnBaseMachine
08-31-2005, 09:49 PM
Dunn has now gone 6 games without a single strikeout.

His numbers in that span? .200/.360/.450, 1 HR, 4 RBI.

Start striking out!!!

You jinxed him...he will strikeout leading off the 7th. ;)

capndees
08-31-2005, 09:51 PM
You jinxed him...he will strikeout leading off the 7th. ;)

And then he'll hit a 3-run bomb in the 9th to win the game, 5-4. :beerme:

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 09:52 PM
Dunn grounds out. 1 out.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 09:53 PM
LaRue grounds out. 2 outs.

CTA513
08-31-2005, 09:53 PM
If the Reds faced Clemens they might of had a chance to win... since the Astros dont score for him.

;)

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 09:54 PM
EdE K's. 4-0 Astros, Mid. 7th.

capndees
08-31-2005, 09:55 PM
Dunn grounds out. 1 out.

Another ball-in-play out.

When Adam Dunn tries to act like Sean Casey:

.190/.346/.429, 0 Ks

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 09:56 PM
Cards have jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the 7th against the Marlins. Vargas started the game for the Marlins...the same one that was good against the Reds.

Phillies beat the Mets, 8-2. N

Nats. lead 2-1 over the Braves in the 7th after losing the first game of the two.

westofyou
08-31-2005, 09:57 PM
Phillies beat the Mets, 8-2. N

Pedro (my pitcher) gave up 4 HR's

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 09:57 PM
Standridge stays in the game.

Burke singles.

Everett bunts him to 2B. 1 out.

CTA513
08-31-2005, 09:57 PM
Another ball-in-play out.

When Adam Dunn tries to act like Sean Casey:

.190/.346/.429, 0 Ks

Atleast hes not striking out, right?

:beerme:

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 10:01 PM
Ausmus flies out. 2 outs.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 10:03 PM
Vizcaino PH for Pettitte.

He reaches 1B on an infield hit, after LaRue couldn't get a grip on the ball.

1st and 3rd, 2 outs.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 10:04 PM
Taveras singles. 5-0 Astros. 1st and 3rd, 2 outs.

Matt700wlw
08-31-2005, 10:04 PM
Standridge is certainly effective :rolleyes:

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 10:05 PM
Narron hasn't given up on Standridge. I'm sure he'll be in again when we lead by a Run or two. ;)

No matter his WHIP is now getting close to 2.00 again.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 10:08 PM
Biggio reaches on an error by EdE. 6-0 Astros. 1st and 2nd, 2 outs.

CTA513
08-31-2005, 10:08 PM
Standridge is certainly effective :rolleyes:

Standridge could have pitched 4 scoreless innings and they still would have lost 4-0.

:devil:

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 10:09 PM
Narron out to make a double-switch.

They scored the Biggio play a single and RBI.

OnBaseMachine
08-31-2005, 10:11 PM
The Marlins top prospect, Jeremy Hermida, was called up today, and he just PH and hit a Grand Slam in his first major league atbat. Dude is a stud.

.293/.457/.518 in Class AA, with 111 walks in 386 atbats.

flyer85
08-31-2005, 10:11 PM
Standridge is certainly effective :rolleyes:it was only a matter of time

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 10:11 PM
Olmedo in to play 2B.

Aurilia moves to 3B. EdE out of the game.

Belisle in to pitch.

gm
08-31-2005, 10:11 PM
Biggio reaches on an error by EdE.

Narron: infield practice starts at 9AM tomorrow, boys...

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 10:13 PM
Ensberg flies out. 6-0 Astros after 7.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 10:16 PM
Qualls in for the Astros.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 10:17 PM
Olmedo HBP.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 10:18 PM
Lopez GIDP. 2 outs.

OnBaseMachine
08-31-2005, 10:21 PM
Adam Rosales hit two homeruns tonight, giving him nine in 123 atbats with Dayton.

http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/app/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&did=milb&t=g_box&gid=2005_08_31_wisafx_dayafx_1

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 10:21 PM
Aurilia K's looking. 6-0 'Stros, Mid. 8th.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 10:23 PM
Keisler in to pitch.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 10:25 PM
Berkman walks on four pitches.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 10:26 PM
Lane pops out. 1 out.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 10:29 PM
Burke doubles. 2nd and 3rd, 1 out.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 10:32 PM
Everett K's. 2 outs.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 10:34 PM
Ausmus singles. 8-0 Astros.

Matt700wlw
08-31-2005, 10:35 PM
Stinky

CTA513
08-31-2005, 10:36 PM
Stinky

Reds will call up an outfielder to help solve the bullpen problems. ;)

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 10:36 PM
Vizcaino hits a HR, 10-0 Astros!

Matt700wlw
08-31-2005, 10:37 PM
Kiesler shouldn't be in the big leagues either

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 10:37 PM
Hancock, Hancock, Hancock!

Who's with me?! ;)

KronoRed
08-31-2005, 10:37 PM
(Jim Mora) Playoffs?!?

Gainesville Red
08-31-2005, 10:37 PM
Oh yeah, I remember Kiesler!

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 10:38 PM
Taveras grounds out. 10-0 Astros after 8.

toledodan
08-31-2005, 10:38 PM
Kiesler shouldn't be in the big leagues either



we need to dig that old thread up about him. he needs to be let go. :bang:

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 10:39 PM
As bad as Keisler's been, he actually hasn't been as bad as Standridge, despite his ERA being worse(as far as Hits/Walks allowed).

That was Vizcaino's first HR of the year, BTW. :)

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 10:41 PM
Gallo in for the 'Stros to try to preserve the shutout.

'Stros make a bunch of defensive changes.

Holbert PH for Griffey, which ends Jr.'s 15-game hitting streak.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 10:42 PM
Holbert K's. 1 out.

WMR
08-31-2005, 10:43 PM
Is this the most runs that the Astros have scored this year? It seems like they get shut-out every other game

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 10:44 PM
The Nationals have tied the Braves 3-3. The Nats. have RISP in the 9th though.

Kearns walks and was perfect on the night(2 singles, 2 BB).

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 10:46 PM
Casey K's. 2 outs.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 10:47 PM
The Nats. have taken a 4-3 lead in the 9th.

CincyRedsFan30
08-31-2005, 10:48 PM
Dunn flies out.

Astros win, 10-0. :help:

Gainesville Red
08-31-2005, 10:57 PM
I hate the Astros. Thought I'd put that out in the open.

So, back to what I was saying before I was interrupted by the damn game............... :thumbdown

redsrule2500
08-31-2005, 11:03 PM
Wow, and I thought we were playing good :(

RedsIn07
08-31-2005, 11:05 PM
Is this the most runs that the Astros have scored this year? It seems like they get shut-out every other game
Including tonight the Stros have scored 10 more runs 8 times this year, 3 of which have come agianst the Reds:


Date Opp W-L Score
4/15 CIN W 11-2
5/12 PIT W 11-4
6/27 COL W 11-5
7/1 CIN W 10-7
7/18 PIT W 11-1
7/22 WSH W 14-1
8/15 CHC W 12-4
8/31 CIN W 10-0

Reds/Flyers Fan
08-31-2005, 11:14 PM
Dunn flies out.

Astros win, 10-0. :help:

Houston is the Bermuda Triangle for the Reds. It's what the West Coast used to be for the Reds during the 70s, 80s and 90s. Not only can't they win there, the games are U-G-L-Y.

MWM
08-31-2005, 11:15 PM
This is what happens when the Reds actually meet a good team. They haven't played many good teams since they've started to win some games. When they have, they haven't done very well.

BRM
09-01-2005, 11:49 AM
Let's just hope that Keisler and Standridge will be getting raked for someone else next season.

cumberlandreds
09-01-2005, 12:32 PM
The Reds are proving to be The Not Ready for Prime Time Players. They just can't compete with big guys. Until they can hold their own with the good teams they are doomed to mediocrity. :(

smith288
09-01-2005, 12:54 PM
I still cant believe the Reds have been watching Stanridge for several years just drooling for the chance to pick him up from the Devil Rays and Rangers... *puke*