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Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 05:00 PM
Top 6, 2 on, 0 out -- Harang: laboring (labouring, for our friends across the pond)

Ronny Cedeno drops a bunt down that is fielded by Encarnacion (a 2-strike bunt no less) and beats the throw out.

Bases loaded. Reds in trouble again.

Joy.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 05:00 PM
Triple play time.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 05:01 PM
Huge AB here....

reds44
04-03-2006, 05:01 PM
Harang has got to stop painting. Throw strikes

flynn78
04-03-2006, 05:01 PM
I hoping we don't see another Haranging Curveball:D :D

flynn78
04-03-2006, 05:02 PM
Hammond up in the pen

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 05:02 PM
It's PAAA-Gan

Not Pagan

:D

Reds Nd2
04-03-2006, 05:02 PM
OMG....fellas, they're giving you an out....you gotta make that. I blame both Harang for a bad pitch 0-2 and EdE for being to slow on that one.

EdE had dropped back a couple of steps because of the 0-2 count. Npt really his fault and he did make it close at 1st.

flyer85
04-03-2006, 05:02 PM
bases jammed and the ball hasn't left the infield

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 05:03 PM
Boooooooooo

reds44
04-03-2006, 05:03 PM
Throw Strikes!!!! No Walks

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 05:03 PM
Omfg Ring Him Up!!!

Gainesville Red
04-03-2006, 05:03 PM
Jeez. Ring him up, Blue!

flynn78
04-03-2006, 05:03 PM
Bases Loaded 3-2 to Pagan, fouled away.

vaticanplum
04-03-2006, 05:03 PM
words! Words!!

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 05:03 PM
Computers and cameras for ball/strike calls please.

Heath
04-03-2006, 05:03 PM
Angel Pagan. Religious fanatics confused.

I hate working on OD.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 05:04 PM
Damn it Adam

reds44
04-03-2006, 05:04 PM
Dunn is the worst fielder ever.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 05:04 PM
That sucked rocks.

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 05:04 PM
Top 6, Sacks Full, Harang in desperate need of a strikeout.

Angel Pagan up to bat, first career for him. He'll thank all of the gods he believes in afterwards, I'm sure. He runs the count to 2-2 before getting an absolute gift from the umpire on a pitch that should've rung him up (it's where it crosses, not where it ends, WGN idiots). It's a flyabll out to Dunn who MUFFS ANOTHER ONE!

A run scores, count it a hit.

6-5 cubs, back on top.

savafan
04-03-2006, 05:04 PM
I'm glad we're a better defensive team with Dunn in LF

flynn78
04-03-2006, 05:04 PM
Dunn is playing wearing skates today apparently. Another E Cubs lead 6-5

gm
04-03-2006, 05:05 PM
Lopez peels off...can you blame him?

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 05:05 PM
I'm glad we're a better defensive team with Dunn in LF
He should be at 1st.

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 05:05 PM
Chris Hammond will be your new Reds pitcher when the game resumes.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 05:05 PM
Why the hell is he not running full speed there? HR or not, Adam is killing us today.

reds44
04-03-2006, 05:05 PM
Lopez peels off...can you blame him?
no

Reds Nd2
04-03-2006, 05:05 PM
It's PAAA-Gan
:D

You say Pagan, I say son of satan. :evil:

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 05:05 PM
Lopez peels off...can you blame him?
Would much be left of him in a Dunn collision?

Gainesville Red
04-03-2006, 05:05 PM
That was terrible. He better hit two more dingers today. And they better go a mile.

traderumor
04-03-2006, 05:05 PM
Note to Krivsky--Dunn is not a good left fielder

M2
04-03-2006, 05:06 PM
Dunn is playing wearing skates today apparently. Another E Cubs lead 6-5

He played that ball like he was piggy-backing on Lonnie Smith.

savafan
04-03-2006, 05:06 PM
Seriously though, this has to be the worst umpiring I've seen in I don't know how long.

paulrichjr
04-03-2006, 05:06 PM
Just be glad you are not here. The line for the bathrooms are at least 20 minutes. I have spent more time in line with my kids than watching the game. I have spent 200 dollars on clothess to keep my family warm. This bathroom thing for guys is the dumbest thing I have ever seen. They need a lot more.

BigREDSfaninKY
04-03-2006, 05:06 PM
Dunn better hit a few more homers today cuz he's letting in at least 3 runs so far today.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 05:07 PM
You're at the game paul?


COol :D

savafan
04-03-2006, 05:07 PM
Seriously though, this has to be the worst umpiring I've seen in I don't know how long.

At least as far as calling balls and strikes.

traderumor
04-03-2006, 05:07 PM
4 runs and counting attributable to the D :lastyear: :thisyear:

Cant Touch This
04-03-2006, 05:07 PM
Maybe Davis can shed the home plate ump gear and take over for left in Dunn and let Dunn call balls and strikes. I would think that today, both changes would be improvements.

BRM
04-03-2006, 05:08 PM
The Reds OF defense might be the worst in the majors with Dunn and Griffey.

Redus
04-03-2006, 05:08 PM
Dunn apparently doing his Dave Kingman impersonation today to the delight of no one

reds44
04-03-2006, 05:08 PM
2 runs without a ball being hit hard

someody shoot me.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 05:08 PM
And the wheels are coming off.....

Reds Fanatic
04-03-2006, 05:08 PM
Easy DP and Hammond boots the ball

flynn78
04-03-2006, 05:08 PM
Ground ball to Hammond, disaster ensues 7-5.

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 05:08 PM
Get prepared for EXTREME LOW VELOCITY ACTION as Chris Hammond makes his Reds re-debut.

Juan Pierre, the baggette-eating surrenderer up in a bases loaded situation. I wouldn't be surprised to see him drop a bunt. Well, there's 2 strikes, so I would now. He makes an awkward and awful looking swing to hit the ball back to Hammond. Hammond can't field it cleanly, and it's another infield hit.

Cubs score again, 7-5 now.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 05:08 PM
The Cubs are doing all the little things.

BigREDSfaninKY
04-03-2006, 05:08 PM
Ever seen a team get more cheap infield hits than the Cubs today?

Matt700wlw
04-03-2006, 05:09 PM
The Reds OF defense might be the worst in the majors with Dunn and Griffey.


Griffey?

BRM
04-03-2006, 05:09 PM
The Cubs are doing all the little things.

Relying on poor defense from the opponent?

Larkin411
04-03-2006, 05:09 PM
Well nowhere to go but up for our defense this season.

flyer85
04-03-2006, 05:09 PM
worst defensive team in the majors ... Krivsky/Narron had a chance to address it and have chosen not to

Aronchis
04-03-2006, 05:10 PM
You gotta give the Baseball Gods credit, the Cubs have not hit crap this inning and are having a big inning. Only Reds/Cubs games does this type of stuff happen. It actually is a riot. :p: :D

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 05:10 PM
Griffey?
Yes. He's way too slow to be out in CF

BRM
04-03-2006, 05:10 PM
Griffey?

Two doubles hit to CF that a decent outfielder would have caught. His range is sorely lacking.

RFS62
04-03-2006, 05:10 PM
Wow, what sucky defense

flynn78
04-03-2006, 05:10 PM
Why is it I always feel like nancy Kerrigan when I watch the Reds WHY!!!!!!!!!!!! 9-5 Cubbies Wheels are off.

westofyou
04-03-2006, 05:10 PM
Note to Krivsky--Dunn is not a good left fielder

lf-4(0)e7

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 05:10 PM
Getting ugly down at the riverfront soldiers.

Reds Nd2
04-03-2006, 05:10 PM
I just want to say I think the wind played havoc on the fly ball Dunn misplayed. Even Barrett was pointing as if it was a routine pop up. Gonna' have to give the OF's a pass today I think.

nick311reds
04-03-2006, 05:10 PM
This deficit reminds me of last year.. It's looking bleak

Reds Fanatic
04-03-2006, 05:10 PM
9-5 still no outs this inning

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 05:10 PM
Top 6th, bases STILL loaded, 0 out -- and things were looking so promising...

Todd Walker looking to get in on the action -- apparently he didn't get the memo, as he hits a hard ball past the drawn in infield on the third base side.

2 runs score.

Suddenly it's back to a laugher. Welcome to Reds baseball. 9-5 cubs

traderumor
04-03-2006, 05:10 PM
oh great, mlb.com gone again

reds44
04-03-2006, 05:11 PM
We should have been out of this inning a long time ago.

Wheelhouse
04-03-2006, 05:11 PM
Dunn=WORSE defensively than Wily Mo.

M2
04-03-2006, 05:12 PM
Todd Walker may not be a superstar, but I'd take him for Justin Thigpen and Tony Blanco any day of the week.

flyer85
04-03-2006, 05:12 PM
Like I said the defense and the pen(don't miss bats) are highly questionable. Marty has been talking all spring about the pen being better but that doesn't mean much when they were so awful last year. The pen might be better but it still stinks.

traderumor
04-03-2006, 05:12 PM
lf-4(0)e7

no doubt

reds44
04-03-2006, 05:12 PM
Dunn=WORSE defensively than Wily Mo.
Today yes, overall no.

nick311reds
04-03-2006, 05:12 PM
once again, Walker has killed us..

Redus
04-03-2006, 05:12 PM
Im glad we got Hammond! NOT

reds44
04-03-2006, 05:12 PM
once again, Walker has killed us..
And Murton
and Pierre
and Dunn

Roy Tucker
04-03-2006, 05:13 PM
The game is not over yet.

flyer85
04-03-2006, 05:13 PM
I feel a dinger coming on.

Burns has a tendency for the gopher ball

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 05:13 PM
12 outs still, we have ;)

REDREAD
04-03-2006, 05:13 PM
Todd Walker may not be a superstar, but I'd take him for Justin Thigpen and Tony Blanco any day of the week.

But we got "arms" out of it. :laugh:

Yes, that was one of Bowden's worst trades, even if he had to dump Walker for $$ reasons.

nick311reds
04-03-2006, 05:14 PM
Lets see what this Burns guy can do?

deltachi8
04-03-2006, 05:14 PM
The game is not over yet.

of course its not, and the Reds certainly have the fire power to win it.

However, I think we are getting tired of the script. We have seen this move play too many times to bet o a different ending being cut into today's showing.

reds44
04-03-2006, 05:15 PM
The game is not over yet.
True, but one swing at it will be.

Wheelhouse
04-03-2006, 05:15 PM
Has anyone ever seen Dunn put his back to the catcher and catch a ball?

Falls City Beer
04-03-2006, 05:15 PM
Wow. Forget Dunn's flubs. Harang was atrocious today. Flat-out awful.

Type to watch some tape, and work on some mechanics, lad. Wow, that was bad.

edabbs44
04-03-2006, 05:15 PM
Relief pitching is the worst part of this team. It's a wonder why Wagner got sent down. When they brought in Hammond, they needed Ks. Wags is that guy.

paulrichjr
04-03-2006, 05:16 PM
Just be glad you are not here. The line for the bathrooms are at least 20 minutes. I have spent more time in line with my kids than watching the game. I have spent 200 dollars on clothess to keep my family warm. This bathroom thing for guys is the dumbest thing I have ever seen. They need a lot more.

membengal
04-03-2006, 05:16 PM
I don't think Harang was awful today, he got squeezed like Zambrano did, and if Dunn could catch a fly ball, the Cubs would still only have about two runs.

GOREDSGO32
04-03-2006, 05:16 PM
This is going to be a long year ...

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 05:16 PM
After that stellar outing, I, for one, am extremely glad we went to the trouble of signing Chris Hammond. Your new vict- I mean, pitcher, is Mike Burns.

Yes Mike, it does.

On the plus side, at least with nobody on 3rd, another judy infield hit doesn't score a run.

Derrek Lee is up first. The umpire, deciding that the wind chill is really doing a number on his skin, decides to start calling the outside strike. Visions of 3 run bombs dance in my head, as the count runs to 3-2. Fouls occur. LEE hits a towering fly ball that turns Adam Dunn around. He then falls down. Words fail me.

(Matt Belisle warming in the pen, bringing a warm and fuzzy feeling to nobody in particular)

Wheelhouse
04-03-2006, 05:17 PM
Harang wasn't that bad. Had a rough first. Lost gas late on the first game of the year.

NC Reds
04-03-2006, 05:17 PM
Phillies are down 10-0. It could be worse I guess.

traderumor
04-03-2006, 05:17 PM
Has anyone ever seen Dunn put his back to the catcher and catch a ball?Huh? Who does that besides Willie Mays in the '54 World Series?

reds44
04-03-2006, 05:17 PM
Haha Dunn is unreal.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 05:17 PM
I'll let that slide...the wind is kicking his ass out there.

westofyou
04-03-2006, 05:18 PM
Dear Adam,

Ouch!!

Love

Pokey Reese

Matt700wlw
04-03-2006, 05:18 PM
Dunn is not a good outfielder, but he's not THIS bad...I think the wind is having a factor.

Reds Fanatic
04-03-2006, 05:18 PM
Unbelievable. Dunn messes another ball up.

TeamCasey
04-03-2006, 05:18 PM
Oh my goodness.

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 05:18 PM
Words truly fail me.

Reds4Life
04-03-2006, 05:18 PM
Narron needs to get Dunn out of left right now before he costs us another 10 runs. Un-freakin-real.

Wheelhouse
04-03-2006, 05:18 PM
Again, back to catcher. Ball not caught.

Gainesville Red
04-03-2006, 05:18 PM
WOW. I don't care what the wind is doing, that is terrible. Guy's gonna get a concussion.

M2
04-03-2006, 05:18 PM
I swear to God Dunn is possessed by Lonnie Smith at the moment.

BuckeyeRedleg
04-03-2006, 05:18 PM
Dunn in LF, Griffey in CF. Brilliant front office.

Is Dunn drinking today? You know, to keep warm?

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 05:18 PM
I'll let that slide...the wind is kicking his ass out there.


But man, it's painful

WMR
04-03-2006, 05:18 PM
You're telling me Dunn is less of a liability at 1st...

flyer85
04-03-2006, 05:18 PM
That looked like Kal Daniels

Red Leader
04-03-2006, 05:18 PM
Phillies are down 10-0. It could be worse I guess.

Grand Slam, Scott Rolen. He's back.

GOREDSGO32
04-03-2006, 05:19 PM
OMG! Dunn screws up again! Jeez ....

smith288
04-03-2006, 05:19 PM
I was all frustrated about not able to hear on MLB audio and I just decided to turn it off... Friggin same old crap.

reds44
04-03-2006, 05:19 PM
Meanwhile, there is still nobody out.

westofyou
04-03-2006, 05:19 PM
Narron needs to get Dunn out of left right now before he costs us another 10 runs. Un-freakin-real.
That would be a bush move.

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 05:19 PM
Aramis Ramirez is intentionally walked to load the bases.

Again.

With No Outs.

Mario-Rijo
04-03-2006, 05:19 PM
I'm telling ya they said before the game that the wind was blowing badly over there in LF!

reds44
04-03-2006, 05:19 PM
Dunn in LF, Griffey in CF. Brilliant front office.

Is Dunn drinking today? You know, to keep warm?
Griffey catches everyone of those.

Larkin411
04-03-2006, 05:19 PM
Wow, this is getting so ugly. Funny, but ugly. If only all those balls had gone to RF.

Heath
04-03-2006, 05:19 PM
This is not the way to campaign to get sent back to 1b.

Yikes.

And Again, said on pages a long time ago - Aaron Harang got the case of the heebie-jeebies. He will not be that bad this year at all.

BuckeyeRedleg
04-03-2006, 05:20 PM
Jerry Narron with the John Cooper constipated look on his face. All he needs to do is start gnawing his fingernails off and he'll have it down.

dsmith421
04-03-2006, 05:20 PM
Dunn at first.
Griffey in left.
Denorfia in center.
Bergolla at second.

Presto, a defense that isn't 100% embarassing and only a minor drop-off in offense (if at all). Why is this difficult?

reds44
04-03-2006, 05:20 PM
11-5

still nobody out


Thank you Adam Dunn

tbball10
04-03-2006, 05:20 PM
we have known for a while now that dunn has sucked in the field, whether it's at 1b or in the of, so it's not a huge surprise. he needs to greatly improve his defense if he wants to be a good player though.

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 05:20 PM
Top 6th, Bases still loaded, still no outs.

Nefi Perez, to the joy of those NL only fantasy leagues, pinch hits. He hits a base hit bast Tony Womack, scoring yet another run.

11-5 Cubs.

Is there a 10 run slaughter rule in effect?

M2
04-03-2006, 05:20 PM
Griffey catches everyone of those.

Good, play him in LF, because he isn't getting to much in CF.

Gainesville Red
04-03-2006, 05:21 PM
Damn, I just realized there's still no outs. Ouch.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 05:21 PM
Well, at least it's only one game ;)

gilpdawg
04-03-2006, 05:21 PM
This is like the Keystone Kops. That wind is wreaking havoc out there. Dunn isn't a good OF, but he's not THIS bad.

Matt700wlw
04-03-2006, 05:21 PM
Looks to me like nothing has changed after 1 game of the new season.

Something better....SOON

Roy Tucker
04-03-2006, 05:21 PM
So what happened?

Kc61
04-03-2006, 05:21 PM
I had hoped the Reds would improve the 5.15 team ERA this year. I think it is already becoming statistically impossible.

Wheelhouse
04-03-2006, 05:21 PM
Krivsky will not allow a guy that bad defensively to stay in the OF. Dunn will go to 1st.

Falls City Beer
04-03-2006, 05:21 PM
This is not the way to campaign to get sent back to 1b.

Yikes.

And Again, said on pages a long time ago - Aaron Harang got the case of the heebie-jeebies. He will not be that bad this year at all.

I don't expect him to be bad all year, but he was horrible today. He'd say the same thing.

vaticanplum
04-03-2006, 05:21 PM
They've got to fix this now or I'm going to look really stupid walking around chicago later.

send...good...vibes...to...dunn....

flyer85
04-03-2006, 05:22 PM
Wind effects any ball that gets above the stadium, highly unusual in Cincy, combine that with a poor OF and you have trouble. You could tell Dunn wasn't anticpating the wind moving the ball(a good OF would have).

Reds could have addressed the OF defense by putting Denorfia in CF and Jr in LF and Dunn at 1st. Dunn could actually turn into a good 1B, he would never be anything but below average in the OF.

reds44
04-03-2006, 05:22 PM
12-5

Double Play

dsmith421
04-03-2006, 05:22 PM
The only thing the Reds are missing is the keg on first base.

UC_Ken
04-03-2006, 05:22 PM
Harang was that bad in the first and sixth innings. Everything Harang threw in the first was slaughtered by Cubs hitters. If he didn't get the DP from Edwin it could have gotten really ugly right away. And that ball was hammered also.

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 05:22 PM
Top 6, Yadda Yada Yadda...

Mikey Barrett back up again in the inning, generally enjoying life it would seem. Be ready for a real Bronx cheer if he makes an out.

He hits into a 6-4-3 double play, as the run scores to make the lead 12-5 Cubs.

His teammates begin razzing him immediately, asking him if he's too cool to have an infield hit.

2 outs, man on 3rd.

oneupper
04-03-2006, 05:22 PM
Relax. Last year we won the first game. Heck, we swept the first series.

If the cubs have to get THIS lucky to beat us, we'll be fine.

traderumor
04-03-2006, 05:22 PM
I'll have to give Dunn the benefit of the doubt. He is not a good outfielder and would be better off at 1b, but with the way the wind is gusting, I'd say it's obviously the problem more than his skills. The scarier part isn't that WMP is better, but I'm guessing WMP might have killed himself trying to field those suckers with his skills.

Reds Nd2
04-03-2006, 05:23 PM
I'll let that slide...the wind is kicking his ass out there.

Yep. GABP showing Wrigley a thing or two about the wind today.

westofyou
04-03-2006, 05:23 PM
Krivsky will not allow a guy that bad defensively to stay in the OF. Dunn will go to 1st.
LF or first, that's where they've been hiding them for the past 75 years.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 05:23 PM
Need 8 runs and we have 12 outs....;)

vaticanplum
04-03-2006, 05:23 PM
His teammates begin razzing him immediately, asking him if he's too cool to have an infield hit.

Worth noting again that even though the REds aren't killing today, CE is.

REDREAD
04-03-2006, 05:23 PM
Just be glad you are not here. The line for the bathrooms are at least 20 minutes. I have spent more time in line with my kids than watching the game. I have spent 200 dollars on clothess to keep my family warm. This bathroom thing for guys is the dumbest thing I have ever seen. They need a lot more.

Sorry that the Reds gave you such a bad outing.. what a bummer..

M2
04-03-2006, 05:23 PM
So what happened?

Three infield bleeders and two of the dopiest plays Dunn has ever put on display opened the floodgates.

GOREDSGO32
04-03-2006, 05:23 PM
Harang would be a #4 or 5 pitcher on a decent staff. This stuff is getting ugly. I hope ownership takes a good look as to what they are getting themselves into.

Cant Touch This
04-03-2006, 05:23 PM
Womack had some zing on that relay to first base...:rolleyes:

Kc61
04-03-2006, 05:24 PM
Not watching the game, but last year Dunn really improved in LF. Became far more aggressive going after balls. Conditions must be tough today.

Still, 12 runs already?

Mario-Rijo
04-03-2006, 05:24 PM
I'm done on here right now. Just too much too take on top of this game!

nick311reds
04-03-2006, 05:24 PM
This game is over, If you don't think so your sadly mistaken the Cubbies have a solid bullpen and a good closer. We're done better luck Weds..

I feel like Randy Quaid in Major League....

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 05:24 PM
Down 7 runs and you walk a guy? Really?

Gainesville Red
04-03-2006, 05:24 PM
Guessing that the majority of the crowd is heading for the gates.

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 05:24 PM
Top 6th, Cubs taking the Reds to the Woodshed, Man on 3rd, 2 outs....

Murton the Ginger up to bat. He walks, just because that'd be the most humorous outcome to this particular AB. At first, he asks for additional SPF 100 to protect his redheaded skin as he waits to be driven in by the next batter.

reds44
04-03-2006, 05:24 PM
Womack had some zing on that relay to first base...:rolleyes:
Haha. Shut up. Womack is the last guy to be ripping today.

Roy Tucker
04-03-2006, 05:24 PM
Three infield bleeders and two of the dopiest plays Dunn has ever put on display opened the floodgates.
Ah, Dunn in by bleeders, dinks, dribblers, dying quails, and quacking ducks.

Javy Pornstache
04-03-2006, 05:25 PM
Wind or not, and Hatteberg's HR today notwithstanding, just about anyone oughta think the defense would be helped immensely by playing Denorfia or Freel everyday in CF, Griffey in LF and Dunn at 1B. I know I'm not even CLOSE to being the only one on here that feels that way.

And despite the 4,918 middle infielders from AAA up to the 25-man roster, still NONE of them are above-average caliber. Cesar Izturis is very available, assuming he's healthy... if so, why not get him and plug him at SS and Lopez at 2B, keep Richie on the bench, Freel primarily in the OF and Womack off the team. That'd help quite a bit... a couple guys below-average defensively where they're at (Dunn, Griffey) and one at best average (Lopez) would slide over to probably above average at their new position (Griffey and Lopez) and respectable (Dunn).

Sea Ray
04-03-2006, 05:25 PM
Dunn at first.
Griffey in left.
Denorfia in center.
Bergolla at second.

Presto, a defense that isn't 100% embarassing and only a minor drop-off in offense (if at all). Why is this difficult?

What makes you so confident Dunn can catch balls any better at 1st base? Those that watch him all day say he's a better left fielder than a first baseman. The Reds have a problem as to where to put this hack. His offense is wonderful but his defense resembles Wily Mo and Kal Daniels.Maybe this will cause him to work on his defense. I'm not so sure he's taken defense very seriously up to this point. Maybe this will be his wake up call.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 05:25 PM
Crowd has a sense of humor at least ;)

reds44
04-03-2006, 05:25 PM
Finally it ends

reds44
04-03-2006, 05:26 PM
What makes you so confident Dunn can catch balls any better at 1st base? Those that watch him all day say he's a better left fielder than a first baseman. The Reds have a problem as to where to put this hack. His offense is wonderful but his defense resembles Wily Mo and Kal Daniels.Maybe this will cause him to work on his defense. I'm not so sure he's taken defense very seriously up to this point. Maybe this will be his wake up call.
Yeah Dunn was awful at 1st also.

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 05:26 PM
Top 6th, 1st and 2nd, 2 out

Ronny "don't call me Roger" Cedeno strikes out swinging to mercifully end the inning. A bronx cheer erupts from the Reds crowd. Bob Castellini sends his bean counters back to the office with the words "You know that 2 million attendance figure we talked about? Yeah...."

Going to the bottom half of the 6th, Cubs a lot, Reds not quite so many.

westofyou
04-03-2006, 05:26 PM
I'm not so sure he's taken defense very seriously up to this point.Maybe would should send him an email on the subject?

REDREAD
04-03-2006, 05:26 PM
Aramis Ramirez is intentionally walked to load the bases.

Again.

With No Outs.


Why intentionally walk here? I really question it.. at this point, just have the pitchers try to get people out. I know it's " by the book", but this game is so bad, you might as well see if any relievers can get a big out.

flyer85
04-03-2006, 05:27 PM
I'll have to give Dunn the benefit of the doubt. He is not a good outfielder and would be better off at 1b, but with the way the wind is gustingthe wind exposes the fact that he is a poor OF. He got caught completely off-guard twice by the way the wind moved the ball when it got above the stands. A tough day to play OF but good OFs make those plays. You can't practice those plays you have to be able to anticpate and track the ball.

Maybe this will convince Adam he should be playing 1b.

RedsMan3203
04-03-2006, 05:27 PM
Oh man.... I came back for this? :(

CrackerJack
04-03-2006, 05:27 PM
The Reds need to find a way to score 10 runs a game and they will be "in the hunt!"

RedsMan3203
04-03-2006, 05:27 PM
I came back to see the inning end...

Lets drop 7 on them this inning!

reds44
04-03-2006, 05:28 PM
Still 12 outs.

nick311reds
04-03-2006, 05:28 PM
We may be in luck Dumpster is the closer and Williamson sucks now. We've got to capitolize!!

Falls City Beer
04-03-2006, 05:28 PM
Yeah, Dunn's flubs will get all the press, but this baby was all pitching, mixed with some serious wind.

I hope Harang's not concealing an ouchie. Because the Cubs demolished him today.

traderumor
04-03-2006, 05:28 PM
Arroyo is heard muttering in the dugout "where's a Manny Ramirez when you need him" as he ponders Wednesday's start

reds44
04-03-2006, 05:29 PM
DeNo with a double!

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 05:29 PM
Bottom of the 6th, Nefi Prez is your new 2nd baseman, Scott Williamson is your new pitcher. Hey, I remember him...

Chris Denorfia comes in to pinch hit. I wonder if he can get him to pinch field for Dunn -- that'd be awesome. WGN announcers say you can't summarize this game in one sentence. I can: "Second verse, same as the first." Denorfia swings at junk to run the count to 3-2, then drives the ball all the way to the wall for a double.

Way to go kid -- make it hard for them to send you down again.

Man on 2nd, 0 out.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 05:30 PM
Nice AB by Chris...:clap:

nick311reds
04-03-2006, 05:30 PM
I told ya Williamson and Dumpster are positives we can score on these guys.. Goodbye Kerns hello Denorfia...

M2
04-03-2006, 05:30 PM
I love how tight Denorfia's stroke is.

Reds Nd2
04-03-2006, 05:31 PM
Worth noting again that even though the REds aren't killing today, CE is.

Don't worry. I repped him for you. :)


LF or first, that's where they've been hiding them for the past 75 years.

Succint and to the point analysis.

flyer85
04-03-2006, 05:31 PM
Denorfia smashes a letter high Willy fastball.

Today is about the wind in LF. A good OF would anticipate the wind moving the ball 20 feet, Dunn was completely fooled by it.

BTW, tracking flyballs has nothing to do with playing 1b.

traderumor
04-03-2006, 05:31 PM
the wind exposes the fact that he is a poor OF. He got caught completely off-guard twice by the way the wind moved the ball when it got above the stands. A tough day to play OF but good OFs make those plays. You can't practice those plays you have to be able to anticpate and track the ball.

Maybe this will convince Adam he should be playing 1b.Yes, he's a poor outfielder who can catch routine fly balls. It exposes nothing because you do not have wind like this in Cincy but a few games a year. He's not good, but never a sideshow like today.

westofyou
04-03-2006, 05:31 PM
I love how tight Denorfia's stroke is.
Don't go all Billy Squire on us.

flyer85
04-03-2006, 05:32 PM
I love how tight Denorfia's stroke is.He should never go back to AAA

timmario66
04-03-2006, 05:32 PM
I'm just glad defense doesn't matter in fantasy leagues since I have Dunn in two leagues.:evil:

nick311reds
04-03-2006, 05:32 PM
Come on Womack keep up the hitting streak

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 05:32 PM
Deno makes me swoon

dsmith421
04-03-2006, 05:32 PM
What makes you so confident Dunn can catch balls any better at 1st base?

I'm not asking him to be Derrek Lee. I think he'd do a lot less damage playing first. He wouldn't be any worse than "Pickin' Machine," anyway.

We also can't have two minus-range outfielders like Dunn and Griffey playing next to one another, especially with our double-ific pitching staff.

westofyou
04-03-2006, 05:32 PM
I saw Dunn make a diving stop last year that was beautiful, but the again it was 90 degrees out with no wind.

M2
04-03-2006, 05:33 PM
Williamson's really hanging the ball up in the zone.

reds44
04-03-2006, 05:33 PM
Great at bat by Tony. Great day by Tony.

Wheelhouse
04-03-2006, 05:33 PM
Nice AB by Womack

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 05:33 PM
Guessing that the majority of the crowd is heading for the gates.
It's cold...I would.

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 05:33 PM
Bottom 6, Deno on 2nd, 0 outs

RedsZone Whipping Boy Tony Womack at the plate. Don't be fooled by his play thus far -- Satan takes many forms in order to deceive man. He works the count full, causing me to begrudgingly admit that he is doing a good job seeing pitches. He breaks another bat, though -- RCast again summons bean counters to add that to the figures. Then he breaks another bat, underlining the point.

He takes a walk. For a man that hates OBP, he sure does fake it well.

2 on, 0 out.

flyer85
04-03-2006, 05:33 PM
Yes, he's a poor outfielder who can catch routine fly balls. It exposes nothing because you do not have wind like this in Cincy but a few games a year. He's not good, but never a sideshow like today.agreed but the point is it is a tough LF today and Dunn can't handle the unusual conditions. It just puts an exclamation point on the fact that like it or not his future is at 1b.

nick311reds
04-03-2006, 05:33 PM
No one agrees Williamson and Dumpster suck? We have a shot here..

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 05:34 PM
Hats off to Womack...good showing today...she is NOT singing yet...:rallyhat:

Roy Tucker
04-03-2006, 05:34 PM
Tony "the Walking Man" Womack.

reds44
04-03-2006, 05:34 PM
No one agrees Williamson and Dumpster suck? We have a shot here..
Oh I agree 100%

deltachi8
04-03-2006, 05:34 PM
Don't go all Billy Squire on us.
hey - get your emotions in motion, would ya?

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 05:34 PM
No one agrees Williamson and Dumpster suck? We have a shot here..
Former Reds useally shut us down

reds44
04-03-2006, 05:35 PM
Let's Go Junior!!!!

NJReds
04-03-2006, 05:35 PM
agreed but the point is it is a tough LF today and Dunn can't handle the unusual conditions. It just puts an exclamation point on the fact that like it or not his future is at 1b.

Or DH.

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 05:35 PM
Bottom of the 6th, 2 on, 0 out.

My 2,000 post. Apparently, I talk WAAY too much.

Felipe Lopez comes up with a chance to cut into that Cubs lead. With good speed on the bases and a wild Scott Williamson on the mound, I'd like to see a double steal here. Lopez works a 4 pitch walk to load the sacks with no out.

Dusty, showing an unusally short leash, is out for a double switch. Details to follow.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 05:35 PM
Jr up, bases loaded, NO OUTS...:rallyhat:

nick311reds
04-03-2006, 05:35 PM
basses loaded no outs Dunn has a shot at redemption..

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 05:35 PM
Hats off to Womack...good showing today...she is NOT singing yet...:rallyhat:
RZ should stay on his case :devil:

UC_Ken
04-03-2006, 05:35 PM
No one agrees Williamson and Dumpster suck? We have a shot here..
They do suck but down 7 with 4 innings left is not going to happen.

Hope they prove me wrong.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 05:36 PM
My 2,000 post. Apparently, I talk WAAY too much.

You get used to it

tbball10
04-03-2006, 05:36 PM
lets go junior!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Larkin411
04-03-2006, 05:36 PM
Man, what a change from '99. I really need to leave for class but I just can't tear myself away from watching the bad pitching on both sides.

RedsMan3203
04-03-2006, 05:36 PM
Come'on JR!

nick311reds
04-03-2006, 05:37 PM
and Griff who has been quiet is due..

westofyou
04-03-2006, 05:37 PM
Or DH.
But he needs to run (http://baseballminutia.com/blog/2006/04/02/mmmmmm-pudding/) around.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 05:37 PM
JR Dunn EE about to go back to back to back

flyer85
04-03-2006, 05:37 PM
I saw Dunn make a diving stop last year that was beautiful, but the again it was 90 degrees out with no wind.guys make misplays on tough days, it happens to average or below OFs. Dunn made an excellent play today on the ball at the wall that didn't get above stands. He is no Kal Daniels, he can play LF on most days. The point is he could easily develop into a very good 1b and is a huge target over there.

nick311reds
04-03-2006, 05:38 PM
The post about Womack being the wipping Boy here and the devil taking many forms was funny stuff

Reds Nd2
04-03-2006, 05:38 PM
agreed but the point is it is a tough LF today and Dunn can't handle the unusual conditions. It just puts an exclamation point on the fact that like it or not his future is at 1b.

I agree that Dunn needs a move to 1B, but I think anyone would have problems in LF today. That wind is just vicious today.

westofyou
04-03-2006, 05:38 PM
The point is he could easily develop into a very good 1b and is a huge target over there.Plus he's "quick" which helps as well.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 05:38 PM
Sac fly. :clap:

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 05:39 PM
So freaking close....dammit

Gainesville Red
04-03-2006, 05:39 PM
Damn.

nick311reds
04-03-2006, 05:39 PM
I almost had a heart attack and Im 27

flyer85
04-03-2006, 05:39 PM
I agree that Dunn needs a move to 1B, but I think anyone would have problems in LF today. That wind is just vicious today.quite a few would. A good OF would not.

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 05:39 PM
Jerry Harriston Jr. becomes the 3rd 2nd baseman of the day. Nefi Perez moves to Short, and Scott Eyre enters as the new pitcher.

Ken Griffey Jr., American Hero, steps in. And GRIFFEY WITH A DRIVE, that falls just short. Wow, even I got excited for that one.

Denorfia scores...everyone advances. Dunn will be walked now.

12-6 Cubs

reds44
04-03-2006, 05:39 PM
Wow just missed it.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 05:39 PM
Wow...Dunn getting booo'ed coming to the plate. Wow

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 05:39 PM
I thought we played in a homer park ;)

NJReds
04-03-2006, 05:39 PM
But he needs to run (http://baseballminutia.com/blog/2006/04/02/mmmmmm-pudding/) around.

Then he can get a treadmill and run while waiting for his turn to bat.

reds44
04-03-2006, 05:40 PM
Dunn needs to just get a single.

westofyou
04-03-2006, 05:40 PM
It's a game of inches, errors and the ball going out.

The Reds have shrinkage.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 05:40 PM
Wow...Dunn getting booo'ed coming to the plate. Wow
He's no Hatteberg ;)

nick311reds
04-03-2006, 05:40 PM
Let me try this again, Dunn nees to go yard

reds44
04-03-2006, 05:40 PM
Wow...Dunn getting booo'ed coming to the plate. Wow
It was deserved.

Larkin411
04-03-2006, 05:40 PM
People should really not boo a man we should be begging to stay in Cincinnati for the rest of his career. Stupid fans.

Reds Nd2
04-03-2006, 05:40 PM
My fast wants a rally!

nick311reds
04-03-2006, 05:40 PM
Let me try this again, Dunn needs to go yard. gotta say the whole thing or it won't work..

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 05:41 PM
Bottom 6, 1 out, 2nd and 3rd

Adam Dunn, He Who Makes Mortals Tremble, (with his defensive deficiencies) up with another sacrafice fly opportunity. Instead, he goes down 1-2 and sets himself up with a strikeout opportunity. The boo birds will really come out if he Ks here.

Man, I hate being right.

2 outs.

reds44
04-03-2006, 05:41 PM
He deserves the boo's.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 05:41 PM
I hope creek goes off on the boo birds.

westofyou
04-03-2006, 05:41 PM
Dunn having a Darron Johnson day, Extra base hit, RBI, Couple of E's

nick311reds
04-03-2006, 05:41 PM
EE has looked abismal Id rather have Aurilla's bat in there..

Falls City Beer
04-03-2006, 05:41 PM
Wow...Dunn getting booo'ed coming to the plate. Wow


Tools

Blaming this on Dunn is like blaming the car accident on the hood ornament. If any of the pitchers we trotted out there had anything on the ball today, it'd be no worse than a tie right now. Instead they got kicked around by one of the lamest offenses in the NL.

Reds Nd2
04-03-2006, 05:42 PM
Somewhere BF smiles.

Roy Tucker
04-03-2006, 05:42 PM
Reds fans need to lay off the boos.

reds44
04-03-2006, 05:42 PM
Dunn having a Darron Johnson day, Extra base hit, RBI, Couple of E's
He misplayyed 4 balls. More then a couple.

SirFelixCat
04-03-2006, 05:42 PM
Man, fans are being rough on Adam...yeah, he's had a bad day, but I still don't think you boo your star players at home...if it was lack of effort, that's one thing, but not for just having a bad day.

reds44
04-03-2006, 05:42 PM
Bases loaded 0 outs, and you get 1 run.

flyer85
04-03-2006, 05:42 PM
The funny thing is the lefties in the Reds pen are both more effective and against righties because neither has a quality breaking pitch. Eyre has a nasty slider. Where is that lefty in the Reds pen with one?

Caveat Emperor
04-03-2006, 05:43 PM
Bottom 6th, 2 out, Men on 2nd and 3rd

Easy Edwin Encarnacion still attempting to wow everyone with his pretty stroke as opposed to, you know, making contact. He goes down quickly 0-2. The Reds have to get at least 2 more runs out of this inning, but won't as Eddie E swings and misses badly on a 58 foot breaking ball.

Oh well, you can't win 'em all.

12-6 Cubbies still leading.

nick311reds
04-03-2006, 05:43 PM
EE is has played the worst this game hes Errored and hasnt hit SH@#...

tbball10
04-03-2006, 05:43 PM
edwin has looked absolutely terrible. he's behind every pitch with that long swing he's got.

Wheelhouse
04-03-2006, 05:43 PM
Bases loaded no outs. Clutch hit needed. 1 run. It does feel like last year...

westofyou
04-03-2006, 05:43 PM
Booing on opening day is like telling grandma her house smells like old lady.