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cumberlandreds
09-29-2005, 02:12 PM
Valentin batting 4th. I think this is a first.


Cincinnati at Milwaukee



Cincinnati
AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg
R. Freel cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275
F. Lopez ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .291
A. Dunn lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253
J. Valentin c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .287
A. Kearns rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237
J. Cruz 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246
E. Encarnacion 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .221
R. Olmedo 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222
E. Milton p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .148
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Milwaukee
AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg
B. Clark cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .308
J.J. Hardy ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241
L. Overbay 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .280
C. Lee lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266
G. Jenkins rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .292
B. Hall 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .291
R. Weeks 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243
C. Moeller c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .210
G. Glover p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 [/CODE]

cumberlandreds
09-29-2005, 02:14 PM
I was hoping Denorfia would play since Pena is out. But instead we get Cruz. :bang:

redsfan30
09-29-2005, 02:18 PM
It's amazing how bad this lineup can look when you take Casey and The Kid out.

flyer85
09-29-2005, 02:21 PM
It's amazing how bad this lineup can look when you take Casey and The Kid out.They still have been scoring a fair amount of runs. I would have rather seen Denorfia in CF.

Danny Serafini
09-29-2005, 02:22 PM
Are the Reds playing a split squad game today?

Chip R
09-29-2005, 02:32 PM
Javy must hit Glover like he owns him to be batting cleanup. Whither the Richmeister?

jnwohio
09-29-2005, 02:33 PM
Are the Reds playing a split squad game today?

They got to hold back some fire power until they see just how bad the damage allowed by Milton is ;)

I agree with the previous comments about Denorfia. It seems to me they he has done well with the looks he has gotten but they haven't given him nearly the number of looks they seemed to indicate they probably would.

Sort of reminds me of the line you hear from (the losing) football coaches after the game, "Well we went in looking to get the ball to Billy Bob a lot more but we just did not see the situations to do it" My response, who was calling the plays (making out the line up card)-??

westofyou
09-29-2005, 02:36 PM
Of course when playing a flyball pitcher it's always a good idea to put the big guy back in OF and forgo the speedy OF so that your LH pinch hitter can try and tee off.

Quite the gamble, to get a LH bat in the lineup, giving up OF defense with Milton the mound.

Casey_21
09-29-2005, 02:37 PM
I hate to say it, but I would much rather have Richie and Denorfia playing that Olmedo ( I really REALLY want to like the guy!!)and Cruz. Eazy on the feedback on Aurillia, guys.. :)

flyer85
09-29-2005, 02:38 PM
Of course when playing a flyball pitcher it's always a good idea to put the big guy back in OF and forgo the speedy OF so that your LH pinch hitter can try and tee off.

Quite the gamble, to get a LH bat in the lineup, giving up OF defense with Milton the mound.Personally I want to find out how well Denorfia can play out there.

The best thing for the 2006 Reds is a different CF. If I had my druthers, Pena and Casey would be gone and Jr moved to 1B. Seems to me that Denorfia has a chance to be a younger and better version of Brady Clark.

Chip R
09-29-2005, 02:40 PM
Of course when playing a flyball pitcher it's always a good idea to put the big guy back in OF and forgo the speedy OF so that your LH pinch hitter can try and tee off.

Quite the gamble, to get a LH bat in the lineup, giving up OF defense with Milton the mound.
Unless they can play behind the fence it isn't that much of a gamble.

KronoRed
09-29-2005, 02:42 PM
I was hoping Denorfia would play since Pena is out. But instead we get Cruz. :bang:

Just what I was thinking, Denorfia deserves some starts, we know what Cruz can do.

cumberlandreds
09-29-2005, 02:42 PM
Unless they can play behind the fence it isn't that much of a gamble.

Or they need to get OF's with about 100 inch vertical leap to snag Milton's fly balls. :D

flyer85
09-29-2005, 02:43 PM
we know what Cruz can do.and what he is, a PHer.

lollipopcurve
09-29-2005, 02:52 PM
All the talk in early September was about only calling up guys that would get significant ABs/innings. Hasn't happened, which leaves Narron et al more in the dark than they should be about Denorfia, Simpson and Booker (Perez is less of an issue, since he is years away). Bizarre.

KronoRed
09-29-2005, 02:54 PM
Jerry, you have a job for next year :bang: why not play the kids now that wins and losses don't matter?

Chip R
09-29-2005, 02:55 PM
Simpson's pitched 3 or 4 times. He's Narron's guy when he wants to protect a 1 run lead late in the game. :help:

Doc. Scott
09-29-2005, 03:03 PM
Booker actually got to pitch yesterday, and did fine. It seems as though the Reds are determined to give Simpson an opportunity to make the 2006 Reds (he's going to the Arizona Fall League after the year, and, you know, ACTUALLY GETTING WORK); I can't say that Booker will have that opportunity for certain.

And agreed on the Denorfia/Cruz issue; the Reds have far more to gain by starting Denorfia. But this is the same team that chose Randy Keisler for the starting rotation over Justin Germano, Elizardo Ramirez, Matt Belisle, AND about two or three other younger, higher-upside pitchers.

OldRightHander
09-29-2005, 03:09 PM
Freel lines out to short, in case anyone's actually interested in knowing.

cumberlandreds
09-29-2005, 03:09 PM
Freel lines to SS for the first out.

cumberlandreds
09-29-2005, 03:11 PM
Lopez flies to center,two outs.

Doc. Scott
09-29-2005, 03:12 PM
The Reds may be starting Milton, but the Brewers have Gary Glover and his 6.47 ERA and 70 hits allowed in 55.2 innings to counter. Maybe we'll get some more pinball scores today.

Glover had been demoted to AAA since May, and just returned to make two starts after the PCL playoffs. He allowed three runs in six innings to St. Louis his last time out. He hasn't done much else in his big-league career beyond a couple of mediocre years as a swingman in the American League.

But he's off to a fast start, punctuating a 1-2-3 first with a swinging K of Dunn.

cumberlandreds
09-29-2005, 03:12 PM
Dunn K's to end the 1st.

Puffy
09-29-2005, 03:13 PM
Or they need to get OF's with about 100 inch vertical leap to snag Milton's fly balls. :D

Or, just put rockets up their butts.

Doc. Scott
09-29-2005, 03:16 PM
Man, I don't think I can fault the Reds for not thinking Brady Clark would ever become an above-average regular player. I don't think they should have ever let such a fundamentally sound player go for nothing, but a player with Clark's background is usually not much of a bet to ascend to the spot that Brady has. Hard work or no.

Chip R
09-29-2005, 03:20 PM
Man, I don't think I can fault the Reds for not thinking Brady Clark would ever become an above-average regular player. I don't think they should have ever let such a fundamentally sound player go for nothing, but a player with Clark's background is usually not much of a bet to ascend to the spot that Brady has. Hard work or no.
And where was he going to play? I think it's fine that Brady is doing well in MIL. But unless 3 guys went down he wasn't going to get any playing time.

Casey_21
09-29-2005, 03:21 PM
Marty quotes Jose Gullien as calling the Cubs/Cubs fans 'A bunch of F*&^%$ losers'. :thumbup: He better hire some bodyguards.

Chip R
09-29-2005, 03:23 PM
Marty quotes Jose Gullien as calling the Cubs/Cubs fans 'A bunch of F*&^%$ losers'. :thumbup: He better hire some bodyguards.Wasn't he talking about Ozzie Guillen?

Doc. Scott
09-29-2005, 03:24 PM
And where was he going to play? I think it's fine that Brady is doing well in MIL. But unless 3 guys went down he wasn't going to get any playing time.

Well, that's the other thing, I suppose. The Reds had Kearns, Dunn, Griffey, Juan Encarnacion, Guillen, and a future commitment to Wily Mo Pena (which hasn't turned out so badly).

Reggie Taylor was the guy who should never have stayed. But Bob Boone was in love with Rally Time's tools, I guess.

westofyou
09-29-2005, 03:25 PM
Bob Ueker just informed me that Valentine quit switch hitting 5 years ago.

Uh Huh......

Casey_21
09-29-2005, 03:26 PM
Wasn't he talking about Ozzie Guillen?

Might be right, bro.. Just heard the Gullien part, and it SOO sounded like something Jose would say. Jose or Ozzie.. whoever... the man was right.. :)

cumberlandreds
09-29-2005, 03:27 PM
No score after 1 1/2 innings.

Doc. Scott
09-29-2005, 03:28 PM
Glover cruises through the Reds' 4-5-6 hitters with no trouble. No score after 1.5.

cumberlandreds
09-29-2005, 03:31 PM
Jenkins HBP one out in the Brewers 2nd.

Doc. Scott
09-29-2005, 03:33 PM
Milton gets Carlos Lee on (what else?) a flyout, but hits Geoff Jenkins to bring Hell Hall to the dish. But Hall is coaxed to (natch) fly out to center. Eric gets ahead of Weeks 0-2, runs it full, then whiffs him swinging.

No score after 2.

cumberlandreds
09-29-2005, 03:33 PM
Hall flies to cf,two outs and one on.

cumberlandreds
09-29-2005, 03:36 PM
Weeks K's to end the inning. Nil to Nil after two.

cumberlandreds
09-29-2005, 03:38 PM
EdE singles to start the 3rd.

cumberlandreds
09-29-2005, 03:40 PM
Olmedo K's one out with Milton up.

cumberlandreds
09-29-2005, 03:42 PM
Milton bunts foul for strike three,two outs with EdE still at first.

cumberlandreds
09-29-2005, 03:44 PM
Freel lines out to the pitcher to end the inning. Still no score in the third.

Doc. Scott
09-29-2005, 03:45 PM
EdE dents Glover with a leadoff single, but Ray Olmedo goes down swinging. Milton fails to get a bunt down and whiffs. (Maybe Eric should just swing away, given those pair of jacks he's got this season.) Freel lines out for the second time, this time right back to Glover.

No score after 2.5.

cumberlandreds
09-29-2005, 03:48 PM
Moeller K's to start the Brewer third.

cumberlandreds
09-29-2005, 03:49 PM
Glover K's. Amazing no homers yet.

cumberlandreds
09-29-2005, 03:51 PM
Clark HBP.

Doc. Scott
09-29-2005, 03:52 PM
Milton catches Chad Moeller looking to open the third, then blows a few Eighty-Nine Expresses past the pitcher. But he hits Brady Clark, the second batter to feel the mild discomfort of the 89E train today. JJ Hardy, who has homered in each of the past two games and singled already today, runs the string all the way out before popping out to second.

No score after 3.

cumberlandreds
09-29-2005, 03:55 PM
Hardy pops out to Olmedo. No score after three.

cumberlandreds
09-29-2005, 04:02 PM
The Reds go in order in the 4th. No score. Two pitchers with an era over six and no runs scored.......not yet anyway.

Doc. Scott
09-29-2005, 04:03 PM
Glover strikes out Lopez, then Dunn for the second time (five Ks for Gary). Javy lifts a vicious popup to short to end the inning. Still no score after 3.5.

cumberlandreds
09-29-2005, 04:05 PM
Overbay flies to deep left. The homers are getting closer to coming. You can just feel it.

cumberlandreds
09-29-2005, 04:06 PM
Lee flies to left. They are picking on Freel.

cumberlandreds
09-29-2005, 04:07 PM
Jenkins K's to end a quick 4th inning. Still no score after four.

Doc. Scott
09-29-2005, 04:08 PM
Overbay flies out (drink) to center to open the bottom of 4. Lee flies out (drink) to center as well. Milton completes the 1-2-3 frame by whiffing Geoff Jenkins (that's four in four innings). We're flying along and have no score after 4.

OldRightHander
09-29-2005, 04:09 PM
Overbay flies out (drink) to center to open the bottom of 4. Lee flies out (drink) to center as well. Milton completes the 1-2-3 frame by whiffing Geoff Jenkins (that's four in four innings). We're flying along and have no score after 4.

I'd still rather see fly outs than seeing the ball flying out.

cumberlandreds
09-29-2005, 04:10 PM
Kearns is an easy K's. he has struck out 9 out of his last 20 AB's. That's a slump.

Casey_21
09-29-2005, 04:10 PM
Man... Kearns K's again... Maybe he is trying hard for Wily Mo?? ;)

cumberlandreds
09-29-2005, 04:10 PM
Cruz flies out. Two quick outs.

lollipopcurve
09-29-2005, 04:11 PM
Getaway day = < 2.5 hours

cumberlandreds
09-29-2005, 04:12 PM
EdE k's. The Reds are making Glover into Cy Young. No score in the middle of the fifth.

Doc. Scott
09-29-2005, 04:13 PM
Austin Kearns stands stock still for a pair of strikes to open the fifth (if there's one thing Glover does, it's not walk people) then whiffs. Jacob "The Future" Cruz quickly flies out to left. EdE goes down swinging (seven Ks for Gary) and we go, scoreless as ever, to the bottom of 5.

flyer85
09-29-2005, 04:15 PM
Must be Cy and Christy out there today.

cumberlandreds
09-29-2005, 04:16 PM
Hall doubles to right to start the fifth.

cumberlandreds
09-29-2005, 04:21 PM
Weeks ground to 2nd after a long ab. Hall to 3rd one out.

cumberlandreds
09-29-2005, 04:24 PM
Moeller hurts his hand or wrist trying a suicide bunt attempt that was fouled off. Cirrillo PH for him.

Chip R
09-29-2005, 04:24 PM
Brewers try a suicide squeeze with Moeller but Moeller bunts it foul and hurts himself. Cirillo in to pinch hit for Moeller.

cumberlandreds
09-29-2005, 04:31 PM
My internet connection has gone out for some reason so I can't help out for now.

Doc. Scott
09-29-2005, 04:33 PM
Milton, his ERA dropping like third period French, faces Hell Hall to lead off the fifth. Hall attains some degree of parenthood over Eric with a double to the RF corner. Weeks steps in, fouls off a bunch, then moves Hall to third with a grounder to second. Milwaukee manager Ned Yost, eager to preserve the sanctity of the Almighty Five Hundred, sends up Jeff Cirillo to hit for Chad Moeller (after Moeller does some things not covered in my Sportsline thread, see above). Cirillo makes the move work, singling to center to bring home the first run of the game. Glover strikes out again (two out). Brady Clark follows with a triple to center to make it 2-0 before Milton can get Hardy on a fly (drink) to center and get out of the inning.

2-0 Brewers after 5.

OldRightHander
09-29-2005, 04:36 PM
My internet connection has gone out for some reason so I can't help out for now.

Well, you get the redszone member of the year award for being able to post without an internet connection. I don't think I could ever figure out how to do that.

NC Reds
09-29-2005, 04:37 PM
I know I am late to the party, but what kind of lineup was that? Narron gets a job for next year and shows gratitude by starting Cruz and Olmedo. Denorfia should be starting in center everyday the rest of the year. Why not?

lollipopcurve
09-29-2005, 04:39 PM
DocScott on PBP -- you can't teach that!

Doc. Scott
09-29-2005, 04:41 PM
Olmedo grounds out to second to lead off the sixth. Milton goes down swinging. Ryan Freel manages the Reds' second hit with a single to right. But Lopez grounds to second to end the inning.

2-0 after 5.5.

CTA513
09-29-2005, 04:48 PM
I know I am late to the party, but what kind of lineup was that? Narron gets a job for next year and shows gratitude by starting Cruz and Olmedo. Denorfia should be starting in center everyday the rest of the year. Why not?

Even though I dont like Aurilia that much, he should atleast start over Olmedo.

Doc. Scott
09-29-2005, 04:49 PM
Milton retires Overbay on a grounder to second to start the Brewers' sixth. Carlos Lee, finding the concept of someone hitting a grounder off Eric novel, does the same. Two down. Geoff Jenkins flies out (drink) to left, restoring some sense of normalcy to all this.

Meanwhile, as usual, Milton pitches his best on the days the Reds can't score any runs. 2-0 Brewers after 6.

cumberlandreds
09-29-2005, 04:50 PM
Well, you get the redszone member of the year award for being able to post without an internet connection. I don't think I could ever figure out how to do that.

I should clarify that. It was my audio internet that went out. Too much traffic for it I suppose.

OnBaseMachine
09-29-2005, 04:54 PM
Dunn has struckout three times vs Gary frickin' Glover.

Rotater Cuff
09-29-2005, 04:56 PM
Milton retires Overbay on a grounder to second to start the Brewers' sixth. Carlos Lee, finding the concept of someone hitting a grounder off Eric novel, does the same. Two down. Geoff Jenkins flies out (drink) to left, restoring some sense of normalcy to all this.

Meanwhile, as usual, Milton pitches his best on the days the Reds can't score any runs. 2-0 Brewers after 6.

Doc, I notice you take a drink after outs from both teams. Adult beverages? Reminds me how much I miss Coach Huggins.
Does this symbolize a cathartic moment on your part? I myself am more of a (gulp) guy, or a (sigh) after a strikeout looking.

CTA513
09-29-2005, 05:00 PM
Dunn has struckout three times vs Gary frickin' Glover.

Kearns has struck out 9 times so far this series.

Matt700wlw
09-29-2005, 05:00 PM
How does Gary Glover shut out the Reds (thru 7 at least)? :confused: ???

Doc. Scott
09-29-2005, 05:01 PM
Adam Dunn, finding Gary Glover rather challenging today, runs his third at-bat out to twelve pitches before K-ing a third time. However, Valentin draws a walk. Austin Kearns strikes out looking (ten Ks for Glover). Jacob Cruz goes 0-for-3 with a grounder to first.

Still 2-0 after 6.5. Time's running short.

cumberlandreds
09-29-2005, 05:01 PM
The Reds are just mailing this one in. Gary Glover is looking like gold for the Brewers.

Doc. Scott
09-29-2005, 05:01 PM
Doc, I notice you take a drink after outs from both teams. Adult beverages? Reminds me how much I miss Coach Huggins.
Does this symbolize a cathartic moment on your part? I myself am more of a (gulp) guy, or a (sigh) after a strikeout looking.

Neither. I'm supposed to be working.

harangatang
09-29-2005, 05:01 PM
Dunn has struckout three times vs Gary frickin' Glover.

Yes, but the 3rd atbat by Dunn lasted 12 pitches, you have to give some credit to Dunn. It's never good when a player gets the silver sombrero on his 3rd atbat from a journeyman like Glover but give Dunn credit where it is deserved.

Strikes Out Looking
09-29-2005, 05:12 PM
Yes, but the 3rd atbat by Dunn lasted 12 pitches, you have to give some credit to Dunn. It's never good when a player gets the silver sombrero on his 3rd atbat from a journeyman like Glover but give Dunn credit where it is deserved.

C'mon, they've had long enough to learn how to hit (and pitch). This team is in fourth stinking place (and it would be last place except they got lucky and are in a division that also has the freaking Pirates). Enough is enough. These guys need to learn to play hard all the time. Casey should be in there. Pena should be playing by Saturday. Jr. should be playing (the surgery should have waited). The starting pitching shouldn't tire by the 7th inning. The bullpen should be fresh, they only through an inning or two. Their new name should be the Cincinnati Injury Wimps. I'd fire 'em all and start over. Can you guess I've had enough of these guys.

My only question is, does Marvin Lewis know anything about baseball?

Puffy
09-29-2005, 05:14 PM
Gary Glover is looking like gold for the Brewers.

Its gold Jerry. Gold!

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-8/1070272/hytner.gif

KittyDuran
09-29-2005, 05:14 PM
:laugh:

Doc. Scott
09-29-2005, 05:15 PM
Hell Hall continues his senseless streak of Miltonian paternalism with another double to lead off the Milwaukee seventh. Weeks flies out (drink) to right. Catcher Damian Miller, batting for the first time, strikes out swinging. Wes Helms pinch-hits for Glover (seven innings, two hits, no runs, one walk, ten Ks, 102 pitches) but gets caught looking (Milton: seven strikeouts) to end the frame. Eric's done, being third up in the eighth and having thrown 113 pitches. Excellent outing for him, but right now he's looking at L number fifteen.

First and ten, do it again. 2-0 Milwaukee after 7.

Doc. Scott
09-29-2005, 05:21 PM
Jose Capellan, stolen from the Braves for Danny "Career Year" Kolb, and his century-mark heat on for Milwaukee. The rookie walks the rookie, bringing up Ray Ray. Olmedo flies out to right. Annnnnd... cue Rich Aurilia as a pinch-hitter.

Doc. Scott
09-29-2005, 05:23 PM
The first two pitches are out of the strike zone and most certainly not to Rich's liking. Alas, Aurilia goes hacking and flies out to right. But Ryan Freel slaps a single, bringing the tying run in the form of Felipe Lopez to the plate.

RedFanAlways1966
09-29-2005, 05:27 PM
Gary Glover? A guy who was DFA'd in June and accepted the assignment to AAA. Called up only b/c Ben Sheets was DL'd. A guy who is making this strong REDS lineup look like chumps.

Also a guy who had 5 QS in 11 GS coming into today's game. I guess we can go ahead and make that 6 QS out of 12 GS. 50% quality start ratio... not bad for a guy who was DFA'd. Probably be #2 or #3 on the REDS current staff. Let's take a look at the REDS starters QS ratio:

QS Pct.
Harang = 59.4%
Claussen = 50.0% (G. Glover = 50.0%)
Ortiz = 44.8%
Wislon = 44.4%
Milton = 36.4%
Hudson = 31.3%
Ramirez = 25.0%
Belisle = 20.0%
Keisler = 0.0%

OnBaseMachine
09-29-2005, 05:28 PM
Looks like the guys are ready to get this season over. Three hit shutout by the likes of Gary Glover and Julio Santana.

Doc. Scott
09-29-2005, 05:28 PM
This cues Ned Yost to hook Capellan and bring on righty Julio Santana and his impressive strikeout total but mediocre ERA (4.57). Lopez works the count to 2-2, but then watches a third strike. End of inning, 2-0 Brewers going to bottom of 8.

lollipopcurve
09-29-2005, 05:37 PM
Alan Simpson, the True Creepy.

Doc. Scott
09-29-2005, 05:38 PM
Allan Simpson comes on to pitch the eighth and retires Brady Clark on a fly ball, but walks JJ Hardy. Kent Mercker comes on and whiffs Lyle Overbay and gets Carlos Lee on a fly to left.

To the top of 9, 2-0 Brewers.

Doc. Scott
09-29-2005, 05:39 PM
Derrick Turnbow, former Rule 5 pick and banned-supplement user, on to close for Milwaukee. Has any franchise been better at combing the scrap heap for usable bullpenners?

OldRightHander
09-29-2005, 05:43 PM
Oh my. I just lifted up a rock and what did I find underneath? All kinds of Adam Dunn bashers crawling out. Might we be hearing from some of them before the day is over?

OnBaseMachine
09-29-2005, 05:43 PM
Dunn follows up a great game last night(2 for 3, homerun, double, 2 walks) with a horrible one today(four strikeouts.)

Doc. Scott
09-29-2005, 05:45 PM
Adam Dunn leads off and quickly gets in front 2-0. Strike looking, foul, ball three, foul, strike three looking. That would be four for AD today and 162 for the season. Somewhere, from a high place, BadFundamentals readies his leap into the wild blue yonder. The rest of us just drink, or think about drinking.

Strikes Out Looking
09-29-2005, 05:46 PM
My rant wasn't meant as a bash on Dunn by himself. At least he shows up to play and is in the lineup everyday. Of course, if he put the ball into play today, that wouldn't be so bad either....

Doc. Scott
09-29-2005, 05:47 PM
Javy Valentin runs the count all the way out, then flies out to right. It's up to Austin Kearns, 0-for-3 with a pair of Ks.

LincolnparkRed
09-29-2005, 05:47 PM
money says Kearns K's looking

harangatang
09-29-2005, 05:50 PM
C'mon, they've had long enough to learn how to hit (and pitch). This team is in fourth stinking place (and it would be last place except they got lucky and are in a division that also has the freaking Pirates). Enough is enough. These guys need to learn to play hard all the time. Casey should be in there. Pena should be playing by Saturday. Jr. should be playing (the surgery should have waited). The starting pitching shouldn't tire by the 7th inning. The bullpen should be fresh, they only through an inning or two. Their new name should be the Cincinnati Injury Wimps. I'd fire 'em all and start over. Can you guess I've had enough of these guys.

My point was there are two sides to every story and just because Dunn struck out three times (now 4) doesn't mean he didn't try.

You'd be the first person who would blame the Reds if Pena, Casey, or Griffey got hurt worse. What would your reaction be if they went out there and got hurt and missed all next season? You'd blame O'Brien and Narron and you would be on here saying they should get the boot for it. There is no reason to risk further injury when the games don't affect the Reds chance of the playoffs.

Doc. Scott
09-29-2005, 05:50 PM
Ball one to Kearns. Ball two. A strike looking, then a pair of fouls.

...and a grounder to third ends it. A three-hit, two-walk shutout for the Brew Crew today.

Gallen5862
09-29-2005, 05:54 PM
I finally got the Reds internet radio to work. Now that the game is over. It wouldn't work last couple weeks.

Roy Tucker
09-29-2005, 05:54 PM
C'mon, they've had long enough to learn how to hit (and pitch). This team is in fourth stinking place (and it would be last place except they got lucky and are in a division that also has the freaking Pirates). Enough is enough. These guys need to learn to play hard all the time. Casey should be in there. Pena should be playing by Saturday. Jr. should be playing (the surgery should have waited). The starting pitching shouldn't tire by the 7th inning. The bullpen should be fresh, they only through an inning or two. Their new name should be the Cincinnati Injury Wimps. I'd fire 'em all and start over. Can you guess I've had enough of these guys.

My only question is, does Marvin Lewis know anything about baseball?
I usually reserve a rant like this for my dog. She'll at least listens to me enthusiastically while hoping she'll hear me say "walk" or "eat" or "get your bone".

If I direct to anyone else, they say "how 'bout dem Bengals?".

But I usually feel a little better post-rant.

Strikes Out Looking
09-29-2005, 05:56 PM
My point is this, these guys haven't been very tough all year. Maybe it is wiser to not play them the last few games, but it seems to be the same story every year.

I'm frustrated. We still haven't been told why Griffey's foot sprain wasn't healing. And while I know Casey had a concussion, how long does that take to come back from? How severe was it?

I want players who'll play all bandaged up. Maybe they don't exist, maybe they never did. But as a fan that is what I want to see on my favorite team.

Strikes Out Looking
09-29-2005, 06:00 PM
But I usually feel a little better post-rant.[QUOTE]

I do feel a little better, but I'm going to be p.o.'d for a long time after this season, after all look at my screen name.

And after viewing the game logs all year long, I want to thank Gallen5862 for his weather/internet updates from his/her location. They have been most entertaining.

M2
09-29-2005, 06:09 PM
So how many wins the Reds got in them this weekend? Those of us who had 73, 74, 75 and 76 wins are still in the running for prediction glory. Though I imagine the 75 and 76 folks are feeling a little bit nervous at the moment.

KronoRed
09-29-2005, 06:29 PM
Clean sweet this weekend.

westofyou
09-29-2005, 06:51 PM
I'm frustrated. We still haven't been told why Griffey's foot sprain wasn't healing.

Because it wasn't a sprain, it was a "tear"


how long does that take to come back from? How severe was it?

3rd one of his career, each one compounds off the last one, the guy is still dizzy, expecting him to play is a selfish at best request. Hockey players have lost their careers from 2 concussions before.


Enough is enough. These guys need to learn to play hard all the time.

Blah, Blah, Blah...... good lord that whole rant is a swinging 3rd strike.

Tony Cloninger
09-29-2005, 07:35 PM
You can count on, for he last 3 years, that Casey...Griffey...Kearns... and Pena will all go down sometime during he year.

It does not matter if it's not their fault....or they are not playing hard enough..or trying..... they just go down on some freak or stupid injury.

Dunn is as lucky in that respect as those 4 are un-lucky....or in some cases brittle.