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Chip R
09-01-2005, 05:42 PM
All right. The Reds are undefeated in at least 3 tries when I have started a game thread. I figure with Roy Harvey Oswalt going tonight, the Reds need all the mojo they can get.

Falls City Beer
09-01-2005, 05:46 PM
It's honorable Chip. I'm banking on Houston double-digits and a Reds goose-egg myself. This team's going got going.

RedsIn07
09-01-2005, 06:42 PM
Appearently Kearns is batting 2nd:
http://frontier.cincinnati.com/blogs/spring/

Gallows humor

HOUSTON -- Give the Reds credit for at least having a sense of humor about their impending matchup with Roy Oswalt, who has won more games against them without a loss (14) than any other big-league pitcher ever against one opponent.

When the beat writers walked into Jerry Narron's office this afternoon, he feigned surprise that we bothered to show up, having written the story so many times already.

"I figured you were going to Atlanta tonight, knowing who was pitching," said Narron. "I appreciate y’all coming."

Hey, might as well.

The one new wrinkle in the lineup is Austin Kearns batting second for the first time in his big-league career.

"Oswalt’s pitching, so I don’t think it’s a matchup thing," said Kearns.

In fact, his .222 average (6-for-27) against the right-hander is one of the better numbers among Reds regulars.

KronoRed
09-01-2005, 07:12 PM
Felipe Lopez SS Season .282 19 66
vs. Astros .200 0 0
Austin Kearns RF Season .248 12 49
vs. Astros .167 0 0
Ken Griffey Jr. CF Season .300 33 90
vs. Astros .200 0 1
Adam Dunn LF Season .248 35 87
vs. Astros .250 0 1
Sean Casey 1B Season .319 9 52
vs. Astros .111 0 1
Javier Valentin C Season .291 11 38
vs. Astros .000 0 0
Edwin Encarnacion 3B Season .233 5 16
vs. Astros --- 0 0
Ray Olmedo 2B Season .234 0 2
vs. Astros --- 0 0
Aaron Harang P

Houston Astros
Lineup

Willy Taveras CF Season .298 3 26
vs. Reds .429 0 0
Craig Biggio 2B Season .270 18 52
vs. Reds .167 0 0
Morgan Ensberg 3B Season .282 34 94
vs. Reds .286 0 0
Lance Berkman 1B Season .291 13 55
vs. Reds .000 0 0
Jason Lane RF Season .261 20 63
vs. Reds .400 1 2
Luke Scott LF Season .186 0 1
vs. Reds .000 0 0
Adam Everett SS Season .252 10 46
vs. Reds .500 1 1
Brad Ausmus C Season .257 1 37
vs. Reds .333 0 0
Roy Oswalt P

Reds Nd2
09-01-2005, 07:16 PM
Tonights lineups:


1. F. Lopez, SS W. Taveras, CF
2. A. Kearns, RF C. Biggio, 2B
3. K. Griffey Jr., CF M. Ensberg, 3B
4. A. Dunn, LF L. Berkman, 1B
5. S. Casey, 1B J. Lane, RF
6. J. Valentin, C L. Scott, LF
7. E. Encarnacion, 3B A. Everett, SS
8. R. Olmedo, 2B B. Ausmus, C
9. A. Harang, P R. Oswalt, P

knuckler
09-01-2005, 07:18 PM
Wasn't there a brief period where Narron consistently had only two basic lineups, one to oppose righthanded starters and one to oppose lefthanded starters, and he just made minor tweaks game to game depending on injuries, scheduled days off, etc? Booneism must set in after two months on the job.

Reds Nd2
09-01-2005, 07:18 PM
You beat me to it Krono. Nice job with the stats.

REDREAD
09-01-2005, 07:20 PM
keep the play by play coming, I'm stuck at work for a long time tonight :(

James B.
09-01-2005, 07:25 PM
I like this lineup. :thumbup:

Eric_Davis
09-01-2005, 07:32 PM
Tonight's game will be just one more example of why George Kenneth Griffey, Jr. should wear a REDS hat for the rest of his career and a REDS hat into the Hall of Fame.

KronoRed
09-01-2005, 07:32 PM
Same here, good lineup..playing Ray and getting Kearns in a nice spot.

knuckler
09-01-2005, 07:41 PM
I am glad to see Olmedo and Encarnacion in the lineup.

PuffyPig
09-01-2005, 07:43 PM
I'm banking on Houston double-digits and a Reds goose-egg myself.

Finally, Pete Rose reveals himself.

westofyou
09-01-2005, 07:51 PM
Tonight's game will be just one more example of why George Kenneth Griffey, Jr. should wear a REDS hat for the rest of his career and a REDS hat into the Hall of Fame.

I heard it was tomorrow night.

capndees
09-01-2005, 07:57 PM
Kearns, since Aug 15 (13 games):

.304/.431/.630, 4 HR, 14 RBI


I like him better batting 4th or 5th, but whatever, as long as he's getting plenty of PT.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 08:06 PM
Lopez K's. 1 out.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 08:07 PM
Kearns K's looking. 2 outs.

Oswalt's pitches look very quick/sharp already.

WMR
09-01-2005, 08:08 PM
What the heck was Kearns looking for? that was right down broadway

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 08:08 PM
Griffey K's swinging.

Oswalt K's the side in the 1st.

KearnsyEars
09-01-2005, 08:09 PM
and here we go again....OSWALT OWNS US!

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 08:11 PM
Taveras flies out. 1 out.

WMR
09-01-2005, 08:12 PM
Replace Oswalt with HOUSTON and youve got it right

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 08:12 PM
Biggio doubles.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 08:15 PM
Ensberg walks. 1st and 2nd, 1 out.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 08:19 PM
Berkman K's looking. 2 outs.

WMR
09-01-2005, 08:19 PM
Nice K by Harang

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 08:21 PM
Lane grounds out. 0-0 after 1.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 08:24 PM
Dunn doubles.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 08:26 PM
Casey singles and is out going to 2B. Dunn scores...1-0 Reds.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 08:28 PM
Valentin K's. 2 outs.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 08:29 PM
EdE K's. 1-0 Reds, Mid. 2nd.

KearnsyEars
09-01-2005, 08:32 PM
Alright Dunn/Casey.....!

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 08:34 PM
Scott walks.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 08:35 PM
Scott thrown out stealing. 1 out.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 08:36 PM
Everett K's. 2 outs.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 08:37 PM
Ausmus lines out. 1-0 Reds after 2.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 08:40 PM
Olmedo grounds out. 1 out.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 08:40 PM
Harang K's on three pitches. That's Oswalt's 6th K. 2 outs.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 08:42 PM
Lopez grounds out. 1-0 Reds, Mid. 3rd.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 08:45 PM
Oswalt grounds out. 1 out.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 08:47 PM
Taveras grounds out. 2 outs.

Big Klu
09-01-2005, 08:48 PM
I thought service time after September 1 didn't count against the arbitration clock?

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 08:48 PM
Biggio grounds out. 1-0 Reds after 3.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 08:51 PM
Kearns K's. 1 out.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 08:52 PM
Griffey flies out. 2 outs.

Walkerforpres
09-01-2005, 08:53 PM
Kearns needs a little stick 'em on those gloves. Wow. He's gonna kill somebody.

Reds Nd2
09-01-2005, 08:53 PM
I thought service time after September 1 didn't count against the arbitration clock?

Yep. When a player is added to the 40 man roster, the clock starts ticking.

Big Klu
09-01-2005, 08:53 PM
My guess for the AFLAC Trivia Question is Warren Spahn.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 08:55 PM
Dunn grounds out. 1-0 Reds, Mid. 4th.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 08:59 PM
Ensberg HBP.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 09:00 PM
Berkman flies out. 1 out.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 09:01 PM
Lane grounds into a FC. Runner on 1st, 2 outs.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 09:04 PM
Scott Doubles and goes to third on the throw home. 1-1 game.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 09:05 PM
Everett K's. 1-1 after 4.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 09:08 PM
Casey singles.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 09:11 PM
Valentin singles. 1st and 2nd, 0 outs.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 09:13 PM
EdE flies out. 1 out.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 09:15 PM
Olmedo K's. 2 outs.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 09:18 PM
Harang K's. 1-1 game, Mid. 5th. 9 K's for Oswalt.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 09:21 PM
Ausmus singles.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 09:23 PM
Oswalt bunts the runner to 2B. 1 out.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 09:26 PM
Taveras singles, a run scores. 2-1 Astros. Taveras goes to 2B.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 09:28 PM
Biggio grounds out. 2 outs. Runner to 3B.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 09:29 PM
Ensberg grounds out. 2-1 Astros after 5.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 09:32 PM
Lopez K's. 1 out.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 09:34 PM
Kearns K's. 2 outs.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 09:36 PM
Griffey singles hard off the wall.

howyoufreelin
09-01-2005, 09:37 PM
Griff just missed a homerun there.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 09:39 PM
Dunn walks. 1st and 2nd, 2 outs.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 09:39 PM
Oswalt is out of the game.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 09:41 PM
Gallo in to pitch for the Astros.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 09:42 PM
Casey flies out on the first pitch. 2-1 Astros, Mid. 6th.

OnBaseMachine
09-01-2005, 09:43 PM
Dunn is still on pace to become the first Reds player to ever have consecutive seasons of 100+ runs, 100+ walks and 100+ runs batted in.

Dunn currently has 92 runs, 92 walks and 87 RBI. On pace for 112 runs, 112 walks and 106 RBI.

By the way, Dunn is only on pace for 161 strikeouts this year, 34 less than last season. Yet his batting average, slugging and OPS is slightly lower than 2004. I thought if Dunn cut down on strikeouts his batting average would go up? ;)

But seriously...I think Dunn will hit for a higher average next season, and as a result, his OBP and SLG will rise. I wouldn't be surprised to see him OPS over 1.000 next season.

capndees
09-01-2005, 09:46 PM
Dunn is still on pace to become the first Reds to ever have consecutive seasons of 100+ runs, 100+ walks and 100+ runs batted in.

Dunn currently has 92 runs, 92 walks and 87 RBI. On pace for 112 runs, 112 walks and 106 RBI.

By the way, Dunn is only on pace for 161 strikeouts this year, 34 less than last season. Yet his batting average, slugging and OPS is slightly lower than 2004. I thought if Dunn cut down on strikeouts his batting average woudl go up? ;)

He has also now gone 30+ PA without a strikeout. I didnt check, but that has to be a record for him.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 09:47 PM
Berkman HR...3-1 Astros.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 09:48 PM
Lane HBP.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 09:50 PM
Scott pops out. 1 out.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 09:52 PM
Evertt GIDP. 3-1 Astros after 6.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 09:55 PM
Valentin walks.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 09:56 PM
Gallo out of the game.

KronoRed
09-01-2005, 09:57 PM
We need runs.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 09:58 PM
Qualls in the game.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 09:59 PM
EdE GIDP. 2 outs.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 10:01 PM
Olmedo K's. 3-1 Astros, Mid. 7th.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 10:04 PM
Ausmus grounds out. GREAT play by Lopez. Web Gem! 1 out.

Joseph
09-01-2005, 10:04 PM
Great play FeLo!

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 10:05 PM
Palmeiro PH.

Palmeiro flies out. 2 outs.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 10:06 PM
Taveras bunts and is thrown out. 3-1 Astros after 7.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 10:08 PM
Wheeler in for the 'Stros.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 10:09 PM
Pena PH for Harang.

Pena pops out on the first pitch. 1 out.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 10:11 PM
Lopez flies out. 2 outs.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 10:12 PM
Kearns doubles.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 10:15 PM
Griffey flies out. 3-1 Astros, Mid. 8th.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 10:17 PM
Weathers in.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 10:19 PM
Biggio flies out. 1 out.

Puffy
09-01-2005, 10:20 PM
The Reds have scored 3 runs in 26 innings in this bandbox.

Houston has some serious pitching.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 10:20 PM
Ensberg grounds out. 2 outs.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 10:21 PM
Berkman grounds out. 3-1 Astros after 8.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 10:24 PM
Lidge in.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 10:25 PM
Dunn pops out. 1 out.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 10:26 PM
Casey flies out. 2 outs.

CincyRedsFan30
09-01-2005, 10:28 PM
Valentin K's.

Astros win 3-1.

Let's get out of Houston!

Falls City Beer
09-01-2005, 10:29 PM
That game was like a turd wrapped in bacon with a toothpick through it.

OnBaseMachine
09-01-2005, 10:34 PM
That game was like a turd wrapped in bacon with a toothpick through it.

Dude, I just ate some bacon. Thanks for putting that horrendous image in my head. :p:

Falls City Beer
09-01-2005, 10:36 PM
Dude, I just ate some bacon. Thanks for putting that horrendous image in my head. :p:

Always here to help. :thumbup:

Matt700wlw
09-01-2005, 10:43 PM
:owned:

flyer85
09-01-2005, 10:52 PM
That game was like a turd wrapped in bacon with a toothpick through it.mmm. :party:

KearnsyEars
09-01-2005, 11:50 PM
well put

Ron Madden
09-02-2005, 06:27 AM
Dunn is still on pace to become the first Reds player to ever have consecutive seasons of 100+ runs, 100+ walks and 100+ runs batted in.

Dunn currently has 92 runs, 92 walks and 87 RBI. On pace for 112 runs, 112 walks and 106 RBI.

By the way, Dunn is only on pace for 161 strikeouts this year, 34 less than last season. Yet his batting average, slugging and OPS is slightly lower than 2004. I thought if Dunn cut down on strikeouts his batting average would go up? ;)

But seriously...I think Dunn will hit for a higher average next season, and as a result, his OBP and SLG will rise. I wouldn't be surprised to see him OPS over 1.000 next season.

For the last month Adam has done exactly what Marty Brennamen and Our very own BF have always wanted him to do. Swing at pitches he can't drive
he's making contact but what good has that done.

Adam Dunn and FeLo are much more productive when they are selective at the plate.

I doubt that Marty or Badfundamentels will ever admit that. ;)