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SirFelixCat
04-05-2006, 03:13 PM
NOT good, David....d'oh! grrrrrrrrrrr

OnBaseMachine
04-05-2006, 03:13 PM
Ross drops what should have been out #2. That would have been a big out.

SirFelixCat
04-05-2006, 03:14 PM
Ross drops what should have been out #2. That would have been a big out.

Damn curious how BA responds...

flyer85
04-05-2006, 03:14 PM
marty just called him "the defensive minded Dave Ross".

Does that really mean he can't hit?

OnBaseMachine
04-05-2006, 03:14 PM
Thank you David Ross. I knew that was coming when he dropped that.

SirFelixCat
04-05-2006, 03:14 PM
And he did not respond. David Ross, tyvm :mad:

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 03:15 PM
Lee homers thanks to ross

CincyReds2003
04-05-2006, 03:15 PM
Thanks Ross!!!!!

GAC
04-05-2006, 03:15 PM
That was a stupid pitch!

M2
04-05-2006, 03:15 PM
Crap, two mistakes by Arroyo today and the Cubs hammered them both.

Blimpie
04-05-2006, 03:15 PM
Derrek Lee absolutely knocked the cover off the ball...two run Johnson off Arroyo after having Lee down 0-2 :angry:

duh_vinci
04-05-2006, 03:15 PM
ouch, Lee goes deep. 7-4.

flynn78
04-05-2006, 03:15 PM
Can someone send me Marty with "This one belongs to the Reds" audio"? Ross drops popup Lee HR 7-4 Reds

flyer85
04-05-2006, 03:15 PM
OOPS.

This game is a long way from over

registerthis
04-05-2006, 03:15 PM
David Ross.

I hate him.

OnBaseMachine
04-05-2006, 03:16 PM
Not only can Davis Ross not catch a ball, but he also can't call a game. What kind of fool calls for a 92 belt high fastball? That's exactly where he set up. Should have threw the curve down and away.

redsmetz
04-05-2006, 03:16 PM
Thank you David Ross. I knew that was coming when he dropped that.

I think we all did. Let's shake it off!

Blimpie
04-05-2006, 03:16 PM
This just in....Derrek Lee says he likes to hit in GABP. Really.

Doc. Scott
04-05-2006, 03:17 PM
smells like ben-gay and grecian formula out there

Well, then there's the kid in the shaded back corner with the funny dice and gallon jug of strawberry Jello-infused Mountain Dew.

GAC
04-05-2006, 03:17 PM
Stone and these other ESPN announcers make me sick. Idiots!

SirFelixCat
04-05-2006, 03:17 PM
Good K to end the inning.

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 03:18 PM
Top 6TH B:2 S:1 O:0
Juan Pierre doubles (1) on a line drive to right fielder Austin Kearns.

Top 6TH B:1 S:2 O:1
Todd Walker pops out to first baseman Rich Aurilia.

Top 6TH B:1 S:2 O:1
Derrek Lee homers (1) on a fly ball to left center field. Juan Pierre scores.

Top 6TH B:1 S:2 O:2
Aramis Ramirez pops out to second baseman Ryan Freel.

Jacque Jones strikes out swinging.

M2
04-05-2006, 03:18 PM
Good bounce back from Arroyo after the homer.

Blimpie
04-05-2006, 03:18 PM
David Ross.

I hate him.We shoulda had the Love Machine behind the dish today, no?

flyer85
04-05-2006, 03:18 PM
at least the 2 dingers weren't "GABP" HRs. They would have been gone from any park except Yellowstone.

flyer85
04-05-2006, 03:19 PM
Well, then there's the kid in the shaded back corner with the funny dice and gallon jug of strawberry Jello-infused Mountain Dew.... along with the prune juice

CincyReds2003
04-05-2006, 03:19 PM
Arroyo is still pitching a good game despite that HR. 5 hits, 7Ks after 6 IP.

Blimpie
04-05-2006, 03:19 PM
at least the 2 dingers weren't "GABP" HRs. They would have been gone from any park except Yellowstone.I second that motion :thumbup:

OnBaseMachine
04-05-2006, 03:19 PM
Arroyo

6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 7 K

I'll take it.

uks2h
04-05-2006, 03:20 PM
Credit that home run to David Ross's ERA.

Blimpie
04-05-2006, 03:20 PM
Bottom of six...7-4 Cincy

OnBaseMachine
04-05-2006, 03:20 PM
Ohman now pitching. He has owned Dunn in his career.

Doc. Scott
04-05-2006, 03:20 PM
... along with the prune juice

Well, obviously there are a couple of coolers out there- prune juice, liquid Jello, sweet tea for Belisle. Lately they've been trying to figure out what to put in place of the "special" coffee.

membengal
04-05-2006, 03:21 PM
David Ross is not playing with enough passion...

traderumor
04-05-2006, 03:21 PM
at least the 2 dingers weren't "GABP" HRs. They would have been gone from any park except Yellowstone.
How is that a good thing?

Blimpie
04-05-2006, 03:21 PM
Adam Dunn says, "HA!" as Pierre does a GABP wind-dance in CF to reel in Griffey's pop fly...

NavyRedsFan
04-05-2006, 03:22 PM
Stone and these other ESPN announcers make me sick. Idiots!
Stone still sounds like a Cubs broadcaster.
Phillips sounds like a GM wannabe.

RedsManRick
04-05-2006, 03:23 PM
Obviously you hate to see the dingers, but you have to love the strikeouts and ZERO walks. Those homers don't hurt nearly as much when you aren't putting lots of guys on base for free. For a very extreme example, in 2001 Curt Schilling allowed 37 HR. However, he had a 2.98 ERA largely in part to 293 K and only 39 BB. Keep guys off the basepaths and you can overcome homeritis.

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 03:23 PM
Well, Welcome to Cinci Ross !:(

Blimpie
04-05-2006, 03:23 PM
How is that a good thing?I think he means that the ESPN crew has mentioned about 5 times about the HR factors that have been surrendered at GABP. These were NOT park factor HRs...

RedsMan3203
04-05-2006, 03:23 PM
A quick 1-2-3 inning on the Reds O.

Is Arroyo coming back out?

Blimpie
04-05-2006, 03:24 PM
Stone still sounds like a Cubs broadcaster.
Somebody should tell him that they ran him out of town on a rail....

flyer85
04-05-2006, 03:24 PM
Stone still sounds like a Cubs broadcaster.
Phillips sounds like a GM wannabe.it must be "Stone Phillips".

Is that a name or a sentence?

Red Leader
04-05-2006, 03:24 PM
W. Ohman relieved J. Williams
- F. Lopez flied out to right
- K. Griffey Jr. flied out to center
- R. Aurilia flied out to right center
- End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)


Bottom of Cubs lineup coming up.

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 03:24 PM
just wanted to mention guys this is my first game with ya guys I was at openning day so no luck to talk to ya then lol just wnated to say thanks its awesome having fans backing ya up!

Blimpie
04-05-2006, 03:24 PM
A quick 1-2-3 inning on the Reds O.

Is Arroyo coming back out?God, I hope so. We need his bat.

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 03:25 PM
OMG a reds picther 7th inning 90 pitches!!!! WOW :) LOL

RedsMan3203
04-05-2006, 03:25 PM
Arroyo is back out.

And LMAO at need his bat. :D

uks2h
04-05-2006, 03:25 PM
Come on Bronson, I want you to do well...

No more homers...

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 03:26 PM
if he dose great he could stay anthoer inning

flynn78
04-05-2006, 03:26 PM
just wanted to mention guys this is my first game with ya guys I was at openning day so no luck to talk to ya then lol just wnated to say thanks its awesome having fans backing ya up!

Welcome NatiRedGals. It is nice to have you. Play nice.

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 03:27 PM
lol ill play nice heh :) Reds fan for life!

OnBaseMachine
04-05-2006, 03:28 PM
Another good play by Bronson.

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 03:28 PM
wow Ross has a record i think hes heading to HOF with highest ERA for a catcher

flynn78
04-05-2006, 03:29 PM
Bronson, just finish the inning. Please

flyer85
04-05-2006, 03:29 PM
time for a pitching change

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 03:29 PM
I dont mind Mercker at all though ! :)

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 03:30 PM
one who was pretty good last year

flynn78
04-05-2006, 03:30 PM
Jerry Narron with a "Bob Boone Memorial" double switch?

Blimpie
04-05-2006, 03:30 PM
Merker comes in for Arroyo to face John Mabry...Nice job, Bronson. 103 pitches: 75 strikes and 28 balls....ZERO walks in 6 2/3 innings.

CincyReds2003
04-05-2006, 03:31 PM
Great debut for Bronson...Hopefully, we can see these stats all season, from him.

KronoRed
04-05-2006, 03:31 PM
I'll take this lineup 140 more times this year, with Dunn 4th vs righties.

Freel be da man

RedsMan3203
04-05-2006, 03:31 PM
Standing O for Mr. Arroyo

uks2h
04-05-2006, 03:31 PM
Ehh...I don't know about this.

RBA
04-05-2006, 03:32 PM
Great debut for Bronson...Hopefully, we can see these stats all season, from him.

Maybe he can play 1st base when he's not pitching. ;)

Gandalf the Red
04-05-2006, 03:32 PM
Jerry Narron with a "Bob Boone Memorial" double switch?

Don't use that name. The language is from that of Mordor, which we shall not utter here. ;)

PTBNL
04-05-2006, 03:32 PM
Arroyo is getting the hang of this NL hitting thing.

You guys crack me up!
He 'came' from the NL. He was in the NL longer than the AL. :p:

OnBaseMachine
04-05-2006, 03:32 PM
I love our bullpen.

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 03:32 PM
:(

uks2h
04-05-2006, 03:32 PM
Like I said, I didn't like that switch. Let Arroyo finish the inning.

cumberlandreds
04-05-2006, 03:33 PM
Good job by Arroyo.:clap: Now for the bullpen. :scared:

FlyingPig
04-05-2006, 03:33 PM
thank you bullpen...


:bang:

RedsMan3203
04-05-2006, 03:33 PM
Ehh...I don't know about this.


Thanks.

CincyReds2003
04-05-2006, 03:33 PM
When the starting pitching has a great game, the bullpen seems to blow it.

M2
04-05-2006, 03:33 PM
Double crap. I'll give the Cubs credit, they're making the most of almost nothing.

RFS62
04-05-2006, 03:33 PM
I see our bullpen is still pitching to contact. Extreme contact.

TRF
04-05-2006, 03:33 PM
blech. two lefty's... neither a loogy.

Blimpie
04-05-2006, 03:33 PM
This BP can NOT blow this starting pitching performance

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 03:33 PM
No we will win Merckers one of the good guys in the bullpen he will get through member first games

cumberlandreds
04-05-2006, 03:34 PM
You guys crack me up!
He 'came' from the NL. He was in the NL longer than the AL. :p:

I can't remember him being a Pirate. So in my mind he was only a Sawk.;)

RBA
04-05-2006, 03:34 PM
Just hang in there and teach these Cub fans and their broadcast team a lesson.

top6
04-05-2006, 03:34 PM
So it's very possible the Reds will score 14 runs in their first 2 games and end up 0-2.

This is an embarassingly bad team. I really feel for the position players - but on the other hand their defense isn't really helping matters.

Blimpie
04-05-2006, 03:34 PM
Let's see what nice things Steve Stone has to say about his ole buddy Kent Mercker

Red in Chicago
04-05-2006, 03:34 PM
spectacular relief effort:thumbdown

flyer85
04-05-2006, 03:34 PM
I love our bullpen.get used to it. This bullpen may be better than last year but it is going to be awful. it is a bunch of guys who are middle relievers at best. I complained about it all spring(while Marty was praising it) because these guys as a whole are old and stinky.

Patrick Bateman
04-05-2006, 03:34 PM
Merker put that one exactly where Graves did for Mabry. Not very good.

RFS62
04-05-2006, 03:35 PM
We're gonna have to score 9 or 10 runs every day.

Blimpie
04-05-2006, 03:35 PM
Bottom of 7th, Reds holding on 7-6

OnBaseMachine
04-05-2006, 03:35 PM
Dunn needs to give us some breathing room here...

Eric_Davis
04-05-2006, 03:35 PM
Guess 103 pitches was too many

Red Leader
04-05-2006, 03:35 PM
I would absolutely hate to see the bullpen blow this win for Arroyo.

cumberlandreds
04-05-2006, 03:35 PM
What happened? As if I had to ask.

Aronchis
04-05-2006, 03:36 PM
The old ledges don't look to be warmed up yet, which isn't surprising(Though in Rick White's case, he never is going to get it going lol). If Belisle and Coffey could toss every game, I would make it so eventually with a Wagner thrown in.

Another Reds,Cubs thriller.

uks2h
04-05-2006, 03:36 PM
I REALLY want arroyo to get the win here. Come on Pen.

flyer85
04-05-2006, 03:36 PM
BTW, is there any Reds pitcher in that pen that doesn't scare the crap out of you at the thought of facing Lee and Ramirez.

Eric_Davis
04-05-2006, 03:37 PM
The REDS will win a lot of 8-6 games.

RawOwl UK
04-05-2006, 03:37 PM
The suns going down here in England please don't let it go down for the Reds !!!!!

Eric_Davis
04-05-2006, 03:37 PM
What happened? As if I had to ask.

Mercker promptly serves up a HR to John Mabry to the deepest part of the park.

TRF
04-05-2006, 03:37 PM
So Arroyo's line was 5R 6H and 7K's?

That's about right.

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 03:38 PM
hello scott

Blimpie
04-05-2006, 03:38 PM
Guess 103 pitches was too manyThe last two run homer was given up by Mercker, not Arroyo

Falls City Beer
04-05-2006, 03:38 PM
The Cubs are using perhaps their single strongest component to great effect: SLG%.

Blimpie
04-05-2006, 03:39 PM
What happened? As if I had to ask.Mercker relieved Arroyo and promptly gave up two run donger to the PH Mabry. Reds up 7-6

flyer85
04-05-2006, 03:39 PM
The Cubs are using perhaps their single strongest component to great effect: SLG%.they certainly aren't being very scrappy

OnBaseMachine
04-05-2006, 03:39 PM
Dunn misses a homerun by inches.

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 03:39 PM
dunn!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Blimpie
04-05-2006, 03:39 PM
Dunn raps a double off the left field wall

Blimpie
04-05-2006, 03:39 PM
Dunn misses a homerun by inches.AGAIN...

flyer85
04-05-2006, 03:40 PM
will EE hit a scrappy GB out?

Eric_Davis
04-05-2006, 03:40 PM
So Arroyo's line was 5R 6H and 7K's?

That's about right.

Only 3 earned, and with just a wee little help from the bullpen it would have been 2 earned runs.

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 03:40 PM
Will Edwin barley miss or make?

KronoRed
04-05-2006, 03:40 PM
What the hell happend? :help:

tbball10
04-05-2006, 03:40 PM
man, if dunn starts goin the other way he is goin to be very dangerous

Blimpie
04-05-2006, 03:41 PM
Steve Phillips just said, "Imagine what Dunn's home runs numbers would be if he swung the bat more..." Really.

Chip R
04-05-2006, 03:41 PM
C'mon, Ed, make Marty and Hal eat some more crow. Mmmmmmm, crow.

vaticanplum
04-05-2006, 03:41 PM
Steve Phillips just said, "Imagine what Dunn's home runs numbers would be if he swung the bat more..." Really.

This sport is totally schizophrenic.

NC Reds
04-05-2006, 03:41 PM
There is a reason Steve Phillips is a former GM.

traderumor
04-05-2006, 03:42 PM
So Arroyo's line was 5R 6H and 7K's?

That's about right.4 ER they're saying on the radio, but I'm not seeing how Walker is an earned run. No error, no score since Lee would have been out #2 and Ramirez #3

PTBNL
04-05-2006, 03:42 PM
is there a silver slugger award for pitchers? if there is, bronson's 5.000 ops% is looking pretty good!

Yes

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 03:42 PM
LOL Edwin

OnBaseMachine
04-05-2006, 03:42 PM
EE is one of my favorites, but that may have been the worst atbat I have ever seen. He swung at three pitches that he couldn't have hit with an ironing board. Horrible atbat.

GridironGrace
04-05-2006, 03:42 PM
1st AB i see when i get back is EDWIN being made to look like a 12 year old facing daddy at the father son game lmao

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 03:43 PM
Dunn went playing at a playground

GAC
04-05-2006, 03:44 PM
That was funny with Dunn. Looked like he got his cleat hung up in the dirt.

Falls City Beer
04-05-2006, 03:45 PM
A little PBP, folks, for the peanut gallery. :)

OnBaseMachine
04-05-2006, 03:45 PM
Kearns robbed of a double.

tbball10
04-05-2006, 03:45 PM
i have been encouraged by the way kearns has swung the bat these 1st 2 games

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 03:45 PM
Can Ross Redeem himself?

RedsMan3203
04-05-2006, 03:46 PM
I stopped with PBP cuz no one was liking mine.

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 03:46 PM
Answer is no hahah

GAC
04-05-2006, 03:46 PM
They had Dunn hung up on that play. Bad decision by Cub 3Bman.

But they get out of it thanks to Ross

OnBaseMachine
04-05-2006, 03:46 PM
I can't get over that Encarnacion atbat. That was just awful. I bet Marty is going to town right about now.

Ross is killing the team today.

RedsMan3203
04-05-2006, 03:46 PM
Ross K's on 3 pitches.

flyer85
04-05-2006, 03:46 PM
Can Ross Redeem himself?likely not, remember he is "defensive minded".

traderumor
04-05-2006, 03:46 PM
Ross making his bid for another trip through the waiver wire

PTBNL
04-05-2006, 03:47 PM
Obviously you hate to see the dingers, but you have to love the strikeouts and ZERO walks. Those homers don't hurt nearly as much when you aren't putting lots of guys on base for free. For a very extreme example, in 2001 Curt Schilling allowed 37 HR. However, he had a 2.98 ERA largely in part to 293 K and only 39 BB. Keep guys off the basepaths and you can overcome homeritis.

A voice of reason here - thanks RedsMan! ;)

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 03:47 PM
CINCINNATI -- When the Reds and Cubs meet again on Tuesday at Wrigley Field, injured catcher Jason LaRue plans on being in the lineup.

LaRue, who is on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 26, felt he was rehabilitating well from arthroscopic right knee surgery that repaired torn meniscus cartilage.

"There should be no doubt that I'll be ready," LaRue said Wednesday morning. "Everything is coming along fine."

Chip R
04-05-2006, 03:48 PM
Ross making his bid for another trip through the waiver wire

Can't cut him. His defense is too good. Hal even said so. :rolleyes:

flyer85
04-05-2006, 03:48 PM
I don't see how the Reds get through this inning unscathed. Maybe it will rain. There is not a single pitcher in the pen who is a decent matchup for Lee/Ramirez.

uks2h
04-05-2006, 03:48 PM
Jason Larue, we miss you! :help:

Falls City Beer
04-05-2006, 03:49 PM
Pretty much all of Krivsky's tinker-toy moves have been unmitigated disasters--Ross, McCracken, Gosling, etc. Someone should tell him to stop dumpster diving.

M2
04-05-2006, 03:49 PM
I think we forget how stupid Scott Williamson can make a hitter look.

I think it might have been advisable to have EdE bunt after Dunn doubled. That would have put a man on third and it might have robbed Williamson of his stuff that winds up down in the dirt for fear of a passed ball.

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 03:49 PM
Wilson update: Still rehabilitating his surgically repaired shoulder in Sarasota, Fla., right-handed pitcher Paul Wilson was scheduled to throw on the side Wednesday. Wilson, on the 15-day DL, is expected to be the extended spring training "opening day" starter in an April 11 game.

OnBaseMachine
04-05-2006, 03:49 PM
Walker grounds out to Freel, 1 down. That's all for Mercker. Which stud is Narron bringing in now.

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 03:49 PM
Cant wait to wilson back :)

Eric_Davis
04-05-2006, 03:49 PM
The last two run homer was given up by Mercker, not Arroyo


Yes,...I was inferring that they wouldn't let him pitch to one more batter, so Mercker could make his debut in the 8th.

And by the way....I guarantee that the REDS will score in their half of the 8th.

traderumor
04-05-2006, 03:50 PM
Just another day at the old GAB. The chain reaction of one dropped popup by Glenn Sutko II gives a two run homer and then likely leads to Arroyo not left in with a 7-2 lead to face Mabry. Following this team is about like living with someone suffering from bipolar disorder.

GAC
04-05-2006, 03:50 PM
Pitching change - Merk gone w 1 out on the 8th.

Coffey coming in

GridironGrace
04-05-2006, 03:50 PM
KEY INNING RIGHT HERE.

Gotta get through the top of thier lineup with the lead intact.

flyer85
04-05-2006, 03:51 PM
I think we forget how stupid Scott Williamson can make a hitter look.without a doubt. We also forget because the Reds have absolutely no one in the pen that can do that.

traderumor
04-05-2006, 03:51 PM
I think we forget how stupid Scott Williamson can make a hitter look.

I think it might have been advisable to have EdE bunt after Dunn doubled. That would have put a man on third and it might have robbed Williamson of his stuff that winds up down in the dirt for fear of a passed ball.Narron reads the game threads and feared the ridicule of the 10

Eric_Davis
04-05-2006, 03:52 PM
And why Can't Valentine play every day until LaRue gets back? There's plenty of days off in April and May.

flynn78
04-05-2006, 03:52 PM
Glen Sutko II HA!!!

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 03:52 PM
welp wins blown coffey stinks

M2
04-05-2006, 03:52 PM
Biggest two outs of the game coming up right here.

westofyou
04-05-2006, 03:52 PM
I think we forget how stupid Scott Williamson can make a hitter look.Yep, something that looks like a fastball so much but isn't wasn't designed when they moved the distance to 60 feet 6 inches. One of the reasons that there has been an overall increase in strikeouts since the 50's.

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 03:52 PM
right after i said that he through it right down the middle hah

PTBNL
04-05-2006, 03:53 PM
just wanted to mention guys this is my first game with ya guys I was at openning day so no luck to talk to ya then lol just wnated to say thanks its awesome having fans backing ya up!

WELCOME!
AND thanks for the inning summaries!

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 03:53 PM
Coffey Freaking Giving Me A Heart Attack!!!!!!!!!!!!

GAC
04-05-2006, 03:53 PM
Coffey does the job

flyer85
04-05-2006, 03:53 PM
I still am wondering if Wagner ran over Krivsky's dog.

uks2h
04-05-2006, 03:53 PM
WHEW! Thank goodness for the hot coffey!

OnBaseMachine
04-05-2006, 03:53 PM
Nice job by Coffee.

traderumor
04-05-2006, 03:53 PM
Whew, a rocket into left turns into an out by Lee, F-7 by Dunn.

Chip R
04-05-2006, 03:53 PM
Whew!

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 03:53 PM
Np and thanks heh

Top 8TH B:2 S:1 O:1
Todd Walker grounds out, second baseman Ryan Freel to first baseman Scott Hatteberg.

Top 8TH B:0 S:0 O:1
Pitcher Change: Todd Coffey replaces Kent Mercker, batting 4th.

Top 8TH B:0 S:0 O:2
Derrek Lee flies out to left fielder Adam Dunn.

Top 8TH B:0 S:1 O:3
Aramis Ramirez flies out to right fielder Austin Kearns.

Chip R
04-05-2006, 03:54 PM
Let's get a couple of insurance runs.

GAC
04-05-2006, 03:54 PM
Pitching to contact

registerthis
04-05-2006, 03:54 PM
Glenn Sutko II

LOL :laugh:

traderumor
04-05-2006, 03:54 PM
Man, come on offense, put up a couple more here.

Falls City Beer
04-05-2006, 03:54 PM
a couple

Or nine.

flyer85
04-05-2006, 03:55 PM
Coffey does the jobhe got away with it, that was not good pitch location.

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 03:55 PM
Coffeys Picthing today

3 Pitches
3 Strikes
0 Balls

O and he thought it would be great to give lee some coffey right down the middle ! :) LOL

redsfan30
04-05-2006, 03:56 PM
At least we got the Lee/Ramirez combo over and done with in the 8th and we won't have to worry about them in the 9th (knock on wood).

flyer85
04-05-2006, 03:56 PM
Let's get a couple of insurance runs.I think for insurance the Reds need to shoot for 4-5 runs

traderumor
04-05-2006, 03:56 PM
Hey Marty,

IT IS NOT THE BALLPARK GIVING UP ROCKETS. IT'S THE REDS POWER AND THE REDS PITCHING.

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 03:57 PM
EVERYBODY ESPN ANNOUNCER JUST SAID SCOTTS BATING IN THE HOME HALF OF THE 8th wow i would have never known!

flyer85
04-05-2006, 03:58 PM
a scrappy walk from Hatteberg, wish he could run.

Chip R
04-05-2006, 03:58 PM
I think for insurance the Reds need to shoot for 4-5 runs


Or nine.

Word!

PTBNL
04-05-2006, 03:58 PM
Like I said, I didn't like that switch. Let Arroyo finish the inning.

He's pitching back to back against these guys. I agree on pulling him. He tires at 90+. Especially in only 6-2/3. Not his fault we can't rely on a solid pen :(

redsfan30
04-05-2006, 03:58 PM
Why wouldn't Narron send in Womack to run for Hatteberg?

Red Leader
04-05-2006, 03:58 PM
a scrappy walk from Hatteberg, wish he could run.

That's why you bring Womack in to replace him.

traderumor
04-05-2006, 03:59 PM
No lead is ever safe in Cincy. They can give up four, five, six, seven runs before people know what happened. I have never seen anything like three years and counting of this outside of Denver.

M2
04-05-2006, 03:59 PM
If Scott Hatteberg ever plans on stealing another base in his career, this would be the battery to run on.

Red Leader
04-05-2006, 03:59 PM
Why wouldn't Narron send in Womack to run for Hatteberg?


We don't have anymore 1B options :dunnO:

flyer85
04-05-2006, 03:59 PM
Why wouldn't Narron send in Womack to run for Hatteberg?cause he's not overly bright?

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 04:00 PM
See Womack dose have a reason in Cinci LOL

top6
04-05-2006, 04:00 PM
So is David Weathers really our closer? Is he really the one who has to close this game out?

westofyou
04-05-2006, 04:00 PM
Hey Marty,

IT IS NOT THE BALLPARK GIVING UP ROCKETS. IT'S THE REDS POWER AND THE REDS PITCHING.
http://www.andrewclem.com/Baseball/Diag/BakerBowl.gif

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 04:00 PM
See bad idea Womack should have been there!

redsfan30
04-05-2006, 04:00 PM
That's why Womack should have been running for Hatteberg.

flyer85
04-05-2006, 04:01 PM
If Scott Hatteberg ever plans on stealing another base in his career, this would be the battery to run on.willy is so slow to the plate. WOmack should pinch run, that would seem to be a no-brainer. Hatteberg will probably get thrown out at the plate.

SirFelixCat
04-05-2006, 04:01 PM
Hatteberg thrown out on the bunt...but is that really a bad thing? Freel will end up at 2nd, so in a sense, it works to our advantage as it gives us big time wheels in scoring pos. instead of Hatteberg.

OnBaseMachine
04-05-2006, 04:01 PM
I can't stand Narron.

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 04:01 PM
yea your right but we shouldnt have given up a run for it we could have had womack in and freel both runners

flyer85
04-05-2006, 04:02 PM
Nothing like trying to bunt over one of the slowest players in baseball. Reds are probably better off with Freel on.

Caveat Emperor
04-05-2006, 04:02 PM
It wasn't a great bunt by Freel -- you want the 1st baseman to have to field, but you really don't want the ball to get to him that quickly.

Still, with Williamson paying no attention to the runner, Hatteberg should've been able to make 2nd.

Puffy
04-05-2006, 04:02 PM
Yup, woulda been a nice spot for Womack to pinch run. Valentin can play first, Dunn can play first - there were options.

OnBaseMachine
04-05-2006, 04:02 PM
Shouldn't have been bunting in the first place. As wild as Willy was today, Freel would have walked.

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 04:03 PM
CRANKIES its floridas Aligator !

M2
04-05-2006, 04:03 PM
Nothing like trying to bunt over one of the slowest players in baseball. Reds are probably better off with Freel on.

I was thinking the exact same thing.

flyer85
04-05-2006, 04:03 PM
Shouldn't have been bunting in the first place. As wild as Willy was today, Freel would have walked.he also was not likely to hit into a DP.

Red Leader
04-05-2006, 04:04 PM
I can't stand Narron.

I continue to dislike him more and more...

Puffy
04-05-2006, 04:04 PM
Dusty Baker matching wits with Jerry Narron - Mensa must be watching intently.

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 04:04 PM
Lopez is due!!!!!

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 04:04 PM
Lopez will not go 0-5

Eric_Davis
04-05-2006, 04:04 PM
If you're going to play the sacrifice then you pinch-run for Hatteberg. Be consistent Narron. Either let Freel hit or do the sacrifce the right way. Dummy!

SirFelixCat
04-05-2006, 04:04 PM
IMO Lopez should give Freel a chance to end up at 2nd....

Eric_Davis
04-05-2006, 04:05 PM
We don't have anymore 1B options :dunnO:

Dunn plays first and Womack plays LF.

flyer85
04-05-2006, 04:05 PM
Dusty Baker matching wits with Jerry Narron - Mensa must be watching intently.does Dusty gets bonus points?

Falls City Beer
04-05-2006, 04:06 PM
Lopez should swing at a pitch he likes, or not swing at a pitch he doesn't--that's how I'd play it.

westofyou
04-05-2006, 04:06 PM
Dunn plays first and Womack plays LF.
Team defense be damned one day and the next.....

Which base is the keg base?

redsfan30
04-05-2006, 04:06 PM
That's what we like to see!

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 04:06 PM
FREEL TO 3rd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SirFelixCat
04-05-2006, 04:07 PM
Hatteberg thrown out on the bunt...but is that really a bad thing? Freel will end up at 2nd, so in a sense, it works to our advantage as it gives us big time wheels in scoring pos. instead of Hatteberg.


:thumbup:

vaticanplum
04-05-2006, 04:07 PM
Lopez should swing at a pitch he likes, or not swing at a pitch he doesn't--that's how I'd play it.

I don't know that anyone associated with this team is particularly noted for his firm grasp of the obvious.

GAC
04-05-2006, 04:07 PM
scrappy Freel steals 2b and then on to 3B

Caveat Emperor
04-05-2006, 04:07 PM
Ryan Freel = Difference Maker

I'm sure Jerry Narron was looking the other way on that play, as Tony Womack attempted to divert his attention at the precise moment of the stolen base.

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 04:07 PM
Lopez is ready come on hes due

redsfan30
04-05-2006, 04:08 PM
That's a big insurance run!

8-6 Reds

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 04:08 PM
Omg Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

traderumor
04-05-2006, 04:08 PM
Y'all are geniuses, called that one perfectly. Freel is too valuable off the bench to play

OnBaseMachine
04-05-2006, 04:08 PM
Great play by Freel! 8-6 Reds! Big run there.

M2
04-05-2006, 04:08 PM
Ryan Freel is a blast. Play him everyday and he'd lead MLB in stolen bases.

GAC
04-05-2006, 04:08 PM
What a heads up play by Freel!

Yeah!

NavyRedsFan
04-05-2006, 04:08 PM
NOW that was scappy!!! Way to go Freel!!!

SirFelixCat
04-05-2006, 04:08 PM
Ryan Freel...starting 2B. PERIOD!


GREAT HUSTLE AND HEADS UP! That's twice today. The double to lead off the game and now this!

ramp101
04-05-2006, 04:08 PM
That. Was. Awesome.

Roy Tucker
04-05-2006, 04:08 PM
So what happened for us cubically-challenged?

flyer85
04-05-2006, 04:08 PM
Love that Freel.

traderumor
04-05-2006, 04:09 PM
Ryan Freel is a blast. Play him everyday and he'd lead MLB in stolen bases.
He's too valuable to play every day.

NJReds
04-05-2006, 04:09 PM
What happened?

registerthis
04-05-2006, 04:09 PM
Why does Narron feel a need to play guys like Womack and Hatteberg simply to "keep them happy"?

If nothing else, this game is a perfect example of why Freel should be in the lineup every day. He simply brings an element to the lineup the Reds don't otherwise have.

EDIT: Freel scores on the groundout. Exactly what I'm talking about. GREAT baserunning, Freel!

redsfan30
04-05-2006, 04:09 PM
I am now firmly of the mindset that Freel has to be in the lineup somewhere everyday.

OnBaseMachine
04-05-2006, 04:09 PM
Griffey broke his bat on a groundout. 8-6 Reds after 8.

Spitball
04-05-2006, 04:09 PM
FREEL!!!
gotta' love it

flyer85
04-05-2006, 04:09 PM
Trying to bunt Hatteberg over REALLY LOOKS STUPID now.

registerthis
04-05-2006, 04:09 PM
He's too valuable to play every day.

...straight from whatever bizarro world it is that Narron inhabits.

redsfan30
04-05-2006, 04:10 PM
Freel hesitated on the grounder by Lopez to short...then broke for home and scored.

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 04:10 PM
Will david bring the Ugly Weather or The nice and Beauitful Weather it is right now?

traderumor
04-05-2006, 04:10 PM
The thing about Freel is that style also gets him on the DL too much, but that still doesn't mean he shouldn't be playing every day when he is healthy

FlyingPig
04-05-2006, 04:10 PM
Freel simply should be playing every day..Is there a more exciting player in the game right now?

I swear when I'm watching him, I'm back in '75 watching Pete Rose.

:beerme:

GAC
04-05-2006, 04:10 PM
Trying to bunt Hatteberg over REALLY LOOKS STUPID now.

Not if Freel hits into a DP. ;)

Eric_Davis
04-05-2006, 04:10 PM
Narron with his screwball lineups single-handedly destroyed last year's April and May.

Can he get it right this time?

RBA
04-05-2006, 04:11 PM
Narron knew that Hat would be forced at second and Freel would get on base and eventually score. Narron = Genius.

registerthis
04-05-2006, 04:11 PM
Trying to bunt Hatteberg over REALLY LOOKS STUPID now.

How so?

That run would not have happened if Freel hadn't been on first with no one in front of him. Replacing hatteberg with Freel was the best thing that could have happened to the Reds that inning.

Red in Chicago
04-05-2006, 04:11 PM
you gotta love that bald headed guy:beerme:

M2
04-05-2006, 04:11 PM
What happened?

Freel stole second on 1-2 (against a southpaw who'd just tried to pick him off three times), went to third on the overthrow and then scored on a grounder to short.

traderumor
04-05-2006, 04:11 PM
Weathers is gonna come in, pound the zone, and put down the bottom part of the order easily.

redsfan30
04-05-2006, 04:11 PM
Narron with his screwball lineups single-handedly destroyed last year's April and May.

Can he get it right this time?
Narron wasn't the manager until June....