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SirFelixCat
04-05-2006, 03:48 AM
Figured I had a decent record last season, so let's get Bronson's start in Cincy off on the right foot.


Lineups:

CUBS
Pierre CF
Walker 2B
Lee 1B
Ramirez 3B
Jones RF
Barrett C
Murton LF
Cedeno SS
Rusch P

REDS
Freel 2B
Lopez SS
Griffey CF
Aurilia 1B
Dunn LF
Encarnacion 3B
Kearns RF
Ross C
Arroyo P


Go get'em fellas!


Edited to add: At least I started this on gameday, right? ;)

The Baumer
04-05-2006, 04:53 AM
I will be in class, so good luck Reds! Go get 'em!

KittyDuran
04-05-2006, 06:24 AM
I'll be there! Taking a half day off work and besides the game is part of my Power Pack Package. :beerme:

cumberlandreds
04-05-2006, 08:21 AM
If you have DISH Network and get MLB Extra Innings the game is on channel 625. Actually there is a free preview of Extra Innings this week for those of you who have satellite TV.

Chip R
04-05-2006, 08:56 AM
If you have DISH Network and get MLB Extra Innings the game is on channel 625. Actually there is a free preview of Extra Innings this week for those of you who have satellite TV.

Dirtectv Channel 734.

Per Lancaster Aurilia is starting at 1st and Freel is at 2nd.

PuffyPig
04-05-2006, 11:08 AM
Dirtectv Channel 734.

Per Lancaster Aurilia is starting at 1st and Freel is at 2nd.

Having Aurila platoon with hattenberg make sit more likely that firstbase may not be a blackhole as much as we thought.

THey should combine for an .800 OPS+ as long as they don't face alot of opposite pitchers.

lucky bugle boy
04-05-2006, 11:12 AM
Today we could see the best lineup the Reds can put on the field, IMO

Red Leader
04-05-2006, 11:15 AM
Glendon Rusch on the hill for the Cubs. Good to see Narron moving two left handed bats out of the lineup.

Glendon Rusch (2005)

vs. LHB: .333 BAA, 5 HR in 29.2 IP
vs. RHB: .294 BAA, 9 HR in 115.2 IP

Nice scouting work.

Puffy
04-05-2006, 11:17 AM
Today we could see the best lineup the Reds can put on the field, IMO

The best lineup the Reds could put on the field is:

Freel 2B
Lopez SS
Griffey LF
Dunn 1B
Kearns RF
Encarnacion 3B
Valentin C
Denofria CF

But thats not what we'll ever get.

traderumor
04-05-2006, 11:42 AM
Glendon Rusch on the hill for the Cubs. Good to see Narron moving two left handed bats out of the lineup.

Glendon Rusch (2005)

vs. LHB: .333 BAA, 5 HR in 29.2 IP
vs. RHB: .294 BAA, 9 HR in 115.2 IP

Nice scouting work.That's a small sample size on the lefties and probably reflects facts like the Reds still keep the likes of lefties like Griffey and Dunn in the lineup against most lefties. I'd platoon out Womack and Hatteberg against all lefties, as well.

flyer85
04-05-2006, 11:49 AM
That's a small sample size on the lefties and probably reflects facts like the Reds still keep the likes of lefties like Griffey and Dunn in the lineup against most lefties. I'd platoon out Womack and Hatteberg against all lefties, as well.probably a good idea. IIRC, Rusch is one of those fastball/change LH pitchers. His breaking ball is average at best.

PuffyPig
04-05-2006, 12:01 PM
That's a small sample size on the lefties and probably reflects facts like the Reds still keep the likes of lefties like Griffey and Dunn in the lineup against most lefties. I'd platoon out Womack and Hatteberg against all lefties, as well.

Also, that's only one side of the equation. Neither Womack nor hattenberg are particularly good against LH pitchers. The fact that this lefty wasn't that great against LH hitters last seaon doen't mean that Hattenberg will suddenly figure it out. The more likely scenario is that those LH hitters which don't have problems against LH pitching will do even better.

KittyDuran
04-05-2006, 12:17 PM
The best lineup the Reds could put on the field is:

Freel 2B
Lopez SS
Griffey LF
Dunn 1B
Kearns RF
Encarnacion 3B
Valentin C
Denofria CF

But thats not what we'll ever get.Well...:doh: Having Dunn at 1st dooms this lineup in JN's eyes...

traderumor
04-05-2006, 12:19 PM
Also, that's only one side of the equation. Neither Womack nor hattenberg are particularly good against LH pitchers. The fact that this lefty wasn't that great against LH hitters last seaon doen't mean that Hattenberg will suddenly figure it out. The more likely scenario is that those LH hitters which don't have problems against LH pitching will do even better.
Agreed. I didn't feel like looking up the stats, so I left that part out :redface:

KearnsyEars
04-05-2006, 12:25 PM
any word on the early lineup? :dunn: "Keep hitting me cleanup"

Jaycint
04-05-2006, 12:30 PM
Lineups:

CUBS
Pierre CF
Walker 2B
Lee 1B
Ramirez 3B
Jones RF
Barrett C
Murton LF
Cedeno SS
Rusch P

REDS
Freel 2B
Lopez SS
Griffey CF
Aurilia 1B
Dunn LF
Encarnacion 3B
Kearns RF
Ross C
Arroyo P

Aurilia before Dunn, nice.

kbrake
04-05-2006, 12:34 PM
unreal

Red Leader
04-05-2006, 12:36 PM
Real nice. Drop Dunn in the order for Aurilia.

Jerry, I've given up any hope for you.

Wheelhouse
04-05-2006, 12:37 PM
it's the righty lefty thing

HotCorner
04-05-2006, 12:37 PM
Gotta breakup those lefties :rolleyes:

Jaycint
04-05-2006, 12:38 PM
it's the righty lefty thing

Yeah, someone needs to tell Narron it needs to be the good hitter, bad hitter thing.

Red Leader
04-05-2006, 12:38 PM
I'm shocked Edwin's in there after his horrible opening day;)

I would have thought Jerry or Wayne would have benched him for good. :rolleyes: ;)

pedro
04-05-2006, 12:39 PM
It's really no big deal.

Jaycint
04-05-2006, 12:40 PM
It's really no big deal.

You convinced me. :)

M2
04-05-2006, 12:41 PM
This should be an interesting game. The Reds have had problems with soft-tossing lefting for just about forever. Meanwhile, if Arroyo can keep Pierre and Walker off the bases, the rest of the lineup is awfully right-handed. It should be a good matchup for Bronson.

redsfan30
04-05-2006, 12:41 PM
He was dropped one spot folks, big freakin' deal.

KearnsyEars
04-05-2006, 12:41 PM
Real nice. Drop Dunn in the order for Aurilia.

Jerry, I've given up any hope for you.

I don't like it but if it's any conselation (sp.), I occasionally hit Aurilia 4th, and Dunn is 3rd (With Jr. 5th) on MLB 2006 the Show when Kearns needs a day off.


Oh ok, thats a video game I forgot. :thumbdown

RedsManRick
04-05-2006, 12:45 PM
3 year splits versus lefties:

Dunn (487 AB): .220/.339/.462
Aurilia (373 AB): .268/.340/.458

and for good measure..

Griffey (336 AB) .247/.337/.494

I'm now slightly less mad than I was 30 seconds ago. That said, Encarnacion hit .246/.338/.477 in 65 AB last year. I could complain, but given the real effect (or essential lack thereof) of batting order and the balance in performance, I'll give narron a pass.

M2
04-05-2006, 12:50 PM
As far as matching up against Rusch goes, I don't think Dunn 4th or 5th makes much difference. The downside of hitting Dunn 5th is that later in the game when the Cubs come back with a RH reliever (and they will), he's not in place to do maximum damage.

Red Leader
04-05-2006, 12:53 PM
Just throwing this out there, but Rich Aurilia is 1-8 in his career against Rusch, with his one hit being a single.

Maybe he's due :dunno:

Johnny Footstool
04-05-2006, 12:55 PM
The problem is that the Reds' best OB machine is hitting 5th behind arguably the Reds' worst OB disaster.

cumberlandreds
04-05-2006, 12:55 PM
Where's Valentin? Is he too tired to play from Mondays game?:help:

traderumor
04-05-2006, 12:57 PM
This should be an interesting game. The Reds have had problems with soft-tossing lefting for just about forever. Meanwhile, if Arroyo can keep Pierre and Walker off the bases, the rest of the lineup is awfully right-handed. It should be a good matchup for Bronson.
From the looks of the hits Walker got on Monday, he'd be better served to take a pole cue than a bat to the plate today.

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 12:59 PM
Ya im very surpsied ross in the lineup i mean great for him but wow! :)

Puffy
04-05-2006, 12:59 PM
Where's Valentin? Is he too tired to play from Mondays game?:help:

Valentin doesn't hit lefties well - at all.

Red Leader
04-05-2006, 01:00 PM
Where's Valentin? Is he too tired to play from Mondays game?:help:

He doesn't hit as well from the right side, or at least as good as Ross, apparently.

In all seriousness, most managers try to work their subs in more in the first couple weeks than later in the season. I don't have a problem with Aurilia, Freel and Ross playing vs a LHP, or even playing in general, and I don't have a problem with Aurilia batting 4th. It's not like it kills the Reds and now they have no shot at winning, but I was sincerely hoping that Dunn would bat no lower than 4th this year. I'd actually like to see Dunn bat 3rd, and Griffey cleanup with Encarncaion 2nd, but that probably won't happen either.

RedsManRick
04-05-2006, 01:03 PM
The problem is that the Reds' best OB machine is hitting 5th behind arguably the Reds' worst OB disaster.

No recognition of the 3 year splits Johnny? Aurilia actually has a higher OBP than Dunner against lefties the last 3 years...

Red Leader
04-05-2006, 01:06 PM
No recognition of the 3 year splits Johnny? Aurilia actually has a higher OBP than Dunner against lefties the last 3 years...

By .001 of a point. Dunn leads in SLG% by .004.

westofyou
04-05-2006, 01:10 PM
I'm still steamed that Rose is back in LF and Chaney is at 3rd, PLUS Driessen in RIGHT????? And batting before Perez????


Cincinnati Reds AB R H RBI BB SO PO A
Rose lf 3 1 1 0 2 1 3 0
Concepcion ss 5 1 3 0 0 0 1 0
Morgan 2b 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 1
Bench c 5 0 1 0 0 1 8 1
Driessen rf 4 1 2 1 0 1 2 0
Kirby p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Perez 1b 4 1 2 1 0 0 7 0
Geronimo cf 4 0 1 0 0 1 5 0
Chaney 3b 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Crowley ph 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Vukovich 3b 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Norman p 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
Foster rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals 37 5 12 4 3 7 27 7

TeamCasey
04-05-2006, 01:13 PM
Which one of you kind people will do PBP for us prisoners of the cubicle? (If someone does PBP, will you include periodic score updates?)

I would be most grateful. :)

Kc61
04-05-2006, 01:14 PM
You have to think Reds are hitting Kearns lower in lineup for a reason. They must think it will help jump start his bat if he stays out of the pressure hitting slots. Some guys overswing if they are hitting fourth or fifth.

Otherwise, he would be the logical cleanup hitter in this lineup, "breaking up" Griffey and Dunn.

Chip R
04-05-2006, 01:17 PM
You have to think Reds are hitting Kearns lower in lineup for a reason. They must think it will help jump start his bat if he stays out of the pressure hitting slots. Some guys overswing if they are hitting fourth or fifth.

Otherwise, he would be the logical cleanup hitter in this lineup, "breaking up" Griffey and Dunn.

That makes sense.

RedsMan3203
04-05-2006, 01:17 PM
I can do PBP for awhile... Don't know how long thou.... I'm in class right now.

Johnny Footstool
04-05-2006, 01:20 PM
No recognition of the 3 year splits Johnny? Aurilia actually has a higher OBP than Dunner against lefties the last 3 years...

BA-driven OBP doesn't really impress me, especially considering that it's only 1/2 season's worth of ABs.

RedsMan3203
04-05-2006, 01:23 PM
Rather have Lopez hit 4th, then RA. :)

Caveat Emperor
04-05-2006, 01:25 PM
I can do PBP for awhile... Don't know how long thou.... I'm in class right now.

Stupid Bankruptcy Law is going to make me miss Bronson's Red's debut.

Oh well, I'll have to make due with seeing half the game.

KearnsyEars
04-05-2006, 01:27 PM
I'm still steamed that Rose is back in LF and Chaney is at 3rd, PLUS Driessen in RIGHT????? And batting before Perez????


Cincinnati Reds AB R H RBI BB SO PO A
Rose lf 3 1 1 0 2 1 3 0
Concepcion ss 5 1 3 0 0 0 1 0
Morgan 2b 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 1
Bench c 5 0 1 0 0 1 8 1
Driessen rf 4 1 2 1 0 1 2 0
Kirby p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Perez 1b 4 1 2 1 0 0 7 0
Geronimo cf 4 0 1 0 0 1 5 0
Chaney 3b 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Crowley ph 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Vukovich 3b 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Norman p 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
Foster rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals 37 5 12 4 3 7 27 7

Where did you pull that from? Is there a site that has every boxscore recorded from every game ever played?

NJReds
04-05-2006, 01:28 PM
How's the weather today in Cincy. We got some snow in northern NJ today...:help:

Red Leader
04-05-2006, 01:29 PM
www.retrosheet.org.

Falls City Beer
04-05-2006, 01:29 PM
I'm SOOO not worried about the offense or the batting order.

What I want to see: Arroyo not get frustrated like Harang and throw a meatball if he doesn't get the call he likes. I don't normally espouse it, but I actually don't mind walking a Cub or two in this lineup because someone is going to swing away at a pitcher's pitch and ground into a DP. Don't give in to these guys--they kill meatballs.

steig
04-05-2006, 01:29 PM
50's and sunny in Dayton, OH

cumberlandreds
04-05-2006, 01:30 PM
Where did you pull that from? Is there a site that has every boxscore recorded from every game ever played?


I'm sure he got it from retrosheet.org. It has all box scores back to the 60's and many for years before. It's a really great website! BTW I think the Reds should waive that Vukovich fellow and move Rose to third. It might just work.;)

RedsMan3203
04-05-2006, 01:33 PM
Okay Ladies and Gentlemen Start your web browers… The game is about to start.

flynn78
04-05-2006, 01:33 PM
Are you kidding me? I think I am getting blacked out today in Dayton.

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 01:33 PM
Espn just got on ! Fine weather here

GridironGrace
04-05-2006, 01:33 PM
Aurilla Playing 1B today?

I figured with the Trouble Dunn had in LF monday that he'd Goto 1B today.

2B Freel
SS Lopez
CF JR
1B Aurilla
LF Dunn
3B Edwin
RF Kearns
C Ross

Man wierd Lineup today.

Reds-aholic
04-05-2006, 01:35 PM
And right on Q the stream from wkki has stopped working!!

GridironGrace
04-05-2006, 01:35 PM
Ah well im just glad i get to watch this game on espn :)

OnBaseMachine
04-05-2006, 01:36 PM
Dunn career vs Rusch:

7 for 21 with 4 homeruns. I'm glad Narron dropped Dunn down. Probably should have batted him eighth or ninth.

fsp382
04-05-2006, 01:36 PM
Is this game getting blacked out? Im getting ESPB news right now.

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 01:36 PM
Here we go first pitch in about 1 min! :)

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 01:36 PM
Strike on! :)

RedsMan3203
04-05-2006, 01:36 PM
1ST Pitch strike!

flynn78
04-05-2006, 01:37 PM
Time Warner Dayton blacked out today for a Businessman's Special. Good idea MLB!

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 01:37 PM
:cool:

RedsMan3203
04-05-2006, 01:37 PM
Pierre grounded out to 1st. Go Richy Boy!

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 01:38 PM
Walker again hah 1 out single

RedsMan3203
04-05-2006, 01:38 PM
Walker singled to left.

Falls City Beer
04-05-2006, 01:39 PM
Walker is a shiv stuck under the Reds' ribs.

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 01:40 PM
Strike 2 !

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 01:40 PM
FLY ball to right!

RedsMan3203
04-05-2006, 01:40 PM
Lee Flied out to Right.

2 outs, 1 on.

Red Leader
04-05-2006, 01:41 PM
Ramirez up to bat.

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 01:43 PM
2-0 cubs

tbball10
04-05-2006, 01:43 PM
i could've hit that one out

OnBaseMachine
04-05-2006, 01:43 PM
Gotta love our great pitching.

RedsMan3203
04-05-2006, 01:44 PM
Ramirez: Ball, Strike Lookin, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul - Home Run Ramirez.

Cubs score 2.

flynn78
04-05-2006, 01:44 PM
Arroyo baptized into Reds pitching by Ramirez. Long HR. Cubbies 2-0

RedFanAlways1966
04-05-2006, 01:44 PM
Eric Milton must have given Bronson a pre-game talk on how to pitch in GABP...

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 01:44 PM
Its early dont worry bronson is one thing we needed hes gonna last longer then 5 innings! :)

top6
04-05-2006, 01:44 PM
It is not fun to be a fan of this team.

Red Leader
04-05-2006, 01:44 PM
Jacque Jones to the plate, 2-0 Cubs. 2 out, none on.

SanDiegoRed
04-05-2006, 01:44 PM
Here comes the gloom and doom crowd out in full force...

RedsMan3203
04-05-2006, 01:44 PM
Arroyo ERA jumps to 27.00. Almost better then Miltons ;)

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 01:45 PM
Reds Are Coming uP!

registerthis
04-05-2006, 01:45 PM
The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Red Leader
04-05-2006, 01:45 PM
Jones grounds out to 2nd.

End of 1/2. Cubs 2 Reds comin' up.

RedsMan3203
04-05-2006, 01:45 PM
Jones grounds out to end the inning....

Freel, Lopez and JR due up for the Reds.

After .5

Cubs 2, Reds 0

flyer85
04-05-2006, 01:45 PM
I didn't realize Arroyo graduated from Hangem High

Chip R
04-05-2006, 01:45 PM
That guy just kills us.

Red Leader
04-05-2006, 01:46 PM
- J. Pierre grounded out to first
- T. Walker singled to center
- D. Lee flied out to right
- A. Ramirez homered to deep left, T. Walker scored
- J. Jones grounded out to second
- End of Inning (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)

tbball10
04-05-2006, 01:46 PM
atleast our offense is good

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 01:46 PM
guys dont you notice almost every starter so far has gotten killed think about andy pettite last night ouch ! and its only 2 runs smile guys come on !

RedsManRick
04-05-2006, 01:46 PM
BA-driven OBP doesn't really impress me, especially considering that it's only 1/2 season's worth of ABs.

Me either, but if OBP and SLG are both equal and fixed, I'll take the guy with the significantly higher batting average. The real point however is that the order of those two is virtually irrelevent b/c neither has proven himself clearly superior. To me, the only real argument is to bat Dunn higher because in the event a righty comes in to relieve, he IS clearly the better batter in that circumstance.

Caveat Emperor
04-05-2006, 01:46 PM
I reminded of an old WOY statement: "Being a fan of this team is like being mugged by a mime"

Oh well -- the one positive thing about having awful pitching and great hitting (as opposed to great pitching and awful hitting) is that you really never can count them out of a game, no matter the score.

Falls City Beer
04-05-2006, 01:46 PM
Can anyone explain why on earth you'd give Ramirez anything at all near the zone with two strikes? He chases more balls than Jm J. Bullock.

flyer85
04-05-2006, 01:46 PM
That guy just kills us.that could be said of most Cubs

cumberlandreds
04-05-2006, 01:46 PM
Hey look on the bright side. We only gave up two runs in the first today.:rolleyes:

registerthis
04-05-2006, 01:46 PM
This Sierra Mist "free" and "it's a buck" commercial is insulting to what little intelligence I have. I feel dumber having listened to it.

flynn78
04-05-2006, 01:47 PM
No gloom and doom from me. I just want once for the Reds to wait a few innings before the 2-run homer off of the new pitcher. I'm a bit frustrated by the blackout of the game in Dayton as well.

SteelSD
04-05-2006, 01:47 PM
I wonder if MLB would just let the Reds begin each game down by 2 Runs so we could skip the opponent's half of the first Inning.

If nothing else, it'd save on pitch counts...

blumj
04-05-2006, 01:47 PM
Just a hanger, it happens. He's locating the fastball well today, though.

Chip R
04-05-2006, 01:48 PM
that could be said of most Cubs

Yeah, but he was like that when he was with PIT.

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 01:48 PM
Freel double!!!!!!!!!!!!

Red Leader
04-05-2006, 01:48 PM
Freel at the plate to lead off for the Reds...


and doubles.

Caveat Emperor
04-05-2006, 01:48 PM
guys dont you notice almost every starter so far has gotten killed think about andy pettite last night ouch ! and its only 2 runs smile guys come on !

Somebody's vying for "Most Positive Outlook" in next year's Postee (tm) awards. :thumbup:

RedsMan3203
04-05-2006, 01:48 PM
Freel double to Center.

registerthis
04-05-2006, 01:48 PM
Let's see how the veteral Canadian prog rock trio fares today against the Reds hitters...

SanDiegoRed
04-05-2006, 01:48 PM
Freel needs to be in this lineup every day! I know..call me captain obvious...

Red Leader
04-05-2006, 01:48 PM
Lopez comes up with a man in scoring position...

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 01:49 PM
Welp 1 out lopez come on wait!

RedsMan3203
04-05-2006, 01:49 PM
Lopez grounds to 2nd.. Move Freel to 3rd.

TeamCasey
04-05-2006, 01:49 PM
It must be Spring. I'm so jealous that some of you can hear this.

I should sneak out to my car for awhile.

TY for the updates, Peeps! :)

flynn78
04-05-2006, 01:49 PM
Falls City I'll give you love for JJ Bullock line. Fe-Lo moves Freel over to third on groundout to second.

Red Leader
04-05-2006, 01:50 PM
Freel moves to 3rd on the groundout.

Griffey up. 1 out, man on 3rd. Sac fly situation. Reds down 2-0.

tbball10
04-05-2006, 01:50 PM
wowwwwwwwwww... i didn't see the lineups until now on espn. aurilia's hitting 4th.

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 01:50 PM
full count on griff come on!

registerthis
04-05-2006, 01:50 PM
wowwwwwwwwww... i didn't see the lineups until now on espn. aurilia's hitting 4th.

If we can't beat 'em with pitching, we'll out-scrap 'em.

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 01:51 PM
Pop up giff

RedsMan3203
04-05-2006, 01:51 PM
JR works teh count full (bat never left his shoulder) and pops to 3rd.

GridironGrace
04-05-2006, 01:51 PM
man.......cmon aurilla get freel in need that run.

M2
04-05-2006, 01:51 PM
I hate popouts more than anything in the universe.

Red Leader
04-05-2006, 01:51 PM
Need this run.

flynn78
04-05-2006, 01:51 PM
Griff pops out. Two down. Come on Richie

BRM
04-05-2006, 01:52 PM
I hate popouts more than anything in the universe.

More than strikeouts?

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 01:52 PM
wow i thought that was a strike

GridironGrace
04-05-2006, 01:52 PM
There we go Richie!!!!!

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 01:52 PM
YAY richie 1-2 game!!

flynn78
04-05-2006, 01:52 PM
Base hit Aurilia 2-1 Cubs

registerthis
04-05-2006, 01:52 PM
I hate popouts more than anything in the universe.

Beats the unassisted DP to the third baseman.

SanDiegoRed
04-05-2006, 01:52 PM
Aurilla! Delivers in the clutch

Red Leader
04-05-2006, 01:52 PM
Freel and Aurilia hitting 1.000 on the season. Should have included them in my poll.

:doh:

flyer85
04-05-2006, 01:52 PM
Marty just said that other than Jr, Aurilia had the best season of the Reds in 2005

RedsMan3203
04-05-2006, 01:52 PM
Aurilia who is batting 1.0000 for the year is up with Freel on 3rd.

Aurilia stays perfect for the year with a single to Center.

Freel comes in... Richy on 1st.

Dunner up.

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 01:52 PM
Heres Dunn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RedFanAlways1966
04-05-2006, 01:53 PM
Rich "clutch" Aurilia w/ an RBI single!

redlegs2370
04-05-2006, 01:53 PM
atleast our offense is good

I'm anxious to see if it is any better against left handers this year. The lefties in the bullpen Monday caused the Reds problems.

BRM
04-05-2006, 01:53 PM
Aurilla! Delivers in the clutch

Rich = Clutch

DoogMinAmo
04-05-2006, 01:53 PM
Dunn is going to play with a chip on his shoulder today.

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 01:53 PM
Already cracked a bat

Red Leader
04-05-2006, 01:53 PM
Nice work, Richie. Single to center scores Freel.

Dunn to the plate. 2 out, man on 1st.

Cubs lead 2-1.

BRM
04-05-2006, 01:54 PM
Marty just said that other than Jr, Aurilia had the best season of the Reds in 2005

:laugh:

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 01:54 PM
Fielders Choice :( 1-2 cubs

MWM
04-05-2006, 01:54 PM
Marty just said that other than Jr, Aurilia had the best season of the Reds in 2005

It's hard to take Marty seriously these days.

Chip R
04-05-2006, 01:54 PM
Dunn is going to play with a chip on his shoulder today.

Actually, I'm a few miles away from him.

Red Leader
04-05-2006, 01:54 PM
FC Dunn. End of inning.

R. Freel doubled to right center
- F. Lopez grounded out to second, R. Freel to third
- K. Griffey Jr. popped out to third
- R. Aurilia singled to center, R. Freel scored
- A. Dunn grounded into fielder's choice, R. Aurilia out at second
- End of Inning (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)

End of 1, Cubs 2, Reds 1.

RedsMan3203
04-05-2006, 01:55 PM
Dunner grounds into a field choice to 2nd. Richy out.

Reds get 1 back.

After 1

Cubs 2, Reds 1.

Barrart, Murton, and Cedeno due up for the cubs.

DoogMinAmo
04-05-2006, 01:55 PM
Actually, I'm a few miles away from him.

I said A chip, not THE Chip.

Do you have a brother at the game?

Red Leader
04-05-2006, 01:55 PM
Hopefully, an easy 1-2-3 inning for Arroyo.

Chip R
04-05-2006, 01:56 PM
I said A chip, not THE Chip.

Do you have a brother at the game?

Not that I'm aware of unless my parents didn't tell me something.

lucky bugle boy
04-05-2006, 01:56 PM
Is Espn only showing the game certain places? Not getting it and thought it would be on.

Caveat Emperor
04-05-2006, 01:56 PM
I hate popouts more than anything in the universe.

Popouts don't hurt your team, they hurt your feelings... :evil:

M2
04-05-2006, 01:57 PM
Beats the unassisted DP to the third baseman.

Nah, that's over before you know it. Plus, you probably stroked the ball pretty well.

With a pop, you have to live with the inevitability of you being out and how useless your AB was before the out is recorded. It gives you time (too much time in fact) to reflect on the situation and feel sick to your stomach about it.


Popouts don't hurt your team, they hurt your feelings...

Exactly.

Puffy
04-05-2006, 01:58 PM
Plus, you probably stroked the ball pretty well.



Dang, two Jm J. Bullock jokes in one game thread! Awesome.

Falls City Beer
04-05-2006, 01:58 PM
Nah, that's over before you know it. Plus, you probably stroked the ball pretty well.

With a pop, you have to live with the inevitability of you being out and how useless your AB was before the out is recorded. It gives you time (too much time in fact) to reflect on the situation and feel sick to your stomach about it.

Which is why they should allow the batter in that situation to tackle the fielder (if he can) before the fielder catches it. And is thus awarded the nearest base. Awesome.

flynn78
04-05-2006, 01:58 PM
Hal McCoy and Marty in booth for top of the 2nd. Gloom and Doom from these two.

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 01:58 PM
Strikeout #1!

RedsMan3203
04-05-2006, 01:59 PM
Barrett up... Strikes Out after a 8 pitch atbat.

Red Leader
04-05-2006, 01:59 PM
Barrett K's to start the inning for the Cubs.

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 01:59 PM
2 away!

RedsMan3203
04-05-2006, 01:59 PM
Murton grounds out to Lopez.

pedro
04-05-2006, 01:59 PM
I hate popouts more than anything in the universe.

me? I hate Pops.

Red Leader
04-05-2006, 01:59 PM
Matt Murton up to the plate. 1 out, none on.

and he grounds out.

Cedeno up, 2 out, none on.

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 01:59 PM
2 out single

M2
04-05-2006, 02:00 PM
I like how Arroyo kept going after Barrett, once he had the guy on the hook.

RedsMan3203
04-05-2006, 02:00 PM
Cedeno singles softly to center.

1 on, 2 outs.

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 02:00 PM
hahah Rusch wow !

Red Leader
04-05-2006, 02:00 PM
Single for Cedeno brings Rusch up. 2 out, runner on 1st.

SteelSD
04-05-2006, 02:01 PM
Hal McCoy and Marty in booth for top of the 2nd. Gloom and Doom from these two.

The unintelligible paired with the unaware.

That's got certain train wreck potential.

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 02:01 PM
Strikeout #2! :):) 3 outs here comes the Red Machine!

LincolnparkRed
04-05-2006, 02:02 PM
Time to get the bats going. It would be nice to have a lead at some point during 2006.:thumbdown

M2
04-05-2006, 02:02 PM
me? I hate Pops.

You're not ready to race yet Speed. A car is a precision instrument and you're not capable of controlling it at your young age. I said the same thing to your brother Rex, but he didn't listen to me and he nearly killed himself.

Red Leader
04-05-2006, 02:03 PM
M. Barrett struck out swinging
- M. Murton grounded out to shortstop
- R. Cedeno singled to center
- G. Rusch struck out swinging
- End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

2-1 Cubs after 1 1/2

flynn78
04-05-2006, 02:03 PM
The unintelligible paired with the unaware.

That's got certain train wreck potential.

Couldn't have said it better Steel, only thing is that they casually trade those roles.

flyer85
04-05-2006, 02:03 PM
Marty and Hal were pounding on EE.

M2
04-05-2006, 02:03 PM
Which is why they should allow the batter in that situation to tackle the fielder (if he can) before the fielder catches it. And is thus awarded the nearest base. Awesome.

I nominate FCB for MLB Rules Committee chair.

Puffy
04-05-2006, 02:03 PM
Just want to point out that the Reds have not had a lead yet in the entire 2006 season.

Just sayin'

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 02:03 PM
op 2ND B:2 S:3 O:1
Michael Barrett strikes out swinging.

Top 2ND B:1 S:0 O:2
Matt Murton grounds out, shortstop Felipe LopezJr. to first baseman Rich Aurilia.

Top 2ND B:0 S:0 O:2
Ronny Cedeno singles on a soft line drive to center fielder Ken GriffeyJr.

Top 2ND B:2 S:3 O:3
Glendon Rusch strikes out swinging.


Reds up!

Red Leader
04-05-2006, 02:04 PM
Marty and Hal were pounding on EE.

He's due up 1st this inning. I bet they lay into Kearns after EE's up.

flynn78
04-05-2006, 02:04 PM
EE up to start the 2nd

BRM
04-05-2006, 02:04 PM
Marty and Hal were pounding on EE.

Does Marty hate all young players? What were they saying now?

Puffy
04-05-2006, 02:04 PM
Marty and Hal were pounding on EE.

For?

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 02:04 PM
WOW Way to go Edwin!!!

Falls City Beer
04-05-2006, 02:04 PM
Marty and Hal were pounding on EE.

The two of them should have Vchips inserted into their brains.

SteelSD
04-05-2006, 02:04 PM
Couldn't have said it better Steel, only thing is that they casually trade those roles.

It's like a game of ping pong with "What?" and "Huh?" as the balls.

M2
04-05-2006, 02:05 PM
Marty and Hal were pounding on EE.

Just another reason why I refuse to listen to anymore Reds radio broadcasts.

lucky bugle boy
04-05-2006, 02:06 PM
Anyone else not getting the game on espn?

registerthis
04-05-2006, 02:06 PM
Ah, Gangster or Gangsta time.

Is there a game going on?

mule31
04-05-2006, 02:06 PM
It's like a game of ping pong with "What?" and "Huh?" as the balls.


Funniest line ever.

Puffy
04-05-2006, 02:06 PM
It's like a game of ping pong with "What?" and "Huh?" as the balls.

1986 What/Huh Ping Pong champion here. Had to beat Dikembe Mutumbo in the semis and Rickey Henderson in the finals to win that bad boy.

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 02:07 PM
Bottom 2ND B:1 S:1 O:1
Edwin Encarnacion lines out sharply to pitcher Glendon Rusch.

Bottom 2ND B:1 S:0 O:2
Austin Kearns grounds out, shortstop Ronny Cedeno to first baseman Derrek Lee.

Bottom 2ND B:1 S:3 O:3
David Ross strikes out on foul tip

2-1 Cubs 1-2 Reds:(

flyer85
04-05-2006, 02:07 PM
For?can't hit and can't field

Won't be long until we here them pining for the days of Randa

flynn78
04-05-2006, 02:08 PM
Marty and Hall seem to think that EE is overmatched by big league pitching and are not shy about stating it.

Puffy
04-05-2006, 02:08 PM
can't hit and can't field

Won't be long until we here them oining for the days of Randa

Good thing they formulated that opinion over a large sample size :rolleyes:

Red Leader
04-05-2006, 02:09 PM
can't hit and can't field

Won't be long until we here them pining for the days of Randa

Fire them both.

flyer85
04-05-2006, 02:09 PM
Good thing they formulated that opinion over a large sample size :rolleyes:they used the 2005 season to reinforce their opinions

BRM
04-05-2006, 02:09 PM
Do other teams broadcasters and fans hate young players as much as Marty and Reds fans do?

flynn78
04-05-2006, 02:09 PM
Blackout is killing me. What did Dayton do to deserve thi?

Red Leader
04-05-2006, 02:09 PM
Pierre to lead off for the Cubs. Again. (0-1, GO-3)

registerthis
04-05-2006, 02:10 PM
Good thing they formulated that opinion over a large sample size :rolleyes:

Hey I went 3-4 in my softball game last night.

Sign me up for a batting title, please.

GridironGrace
04-05-2006, 02:10 PM
EE is overmatched by ML Pitching.

However if he is to be the FUTURE of The REds he's gotta be up here Seeing these Pitchers.

He'll Be ok.

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 02:10 PM
Strikeout #3!!!!

flyer85
04-05-2006, 02:10 PM
Do other teams broadcasters and fans hate young players as much as Marty and Reds fans do?is there anything better than losing with veteran scrappiness while knowing how to play the game?

LincolnparkRed
04-05-2006, 02:10 PM
Fire them both.

Fine by me.

In the game Arroyo gets the hard to strike out Frenchman

Caveat Emperor
04-05-2006, 02:10 PM
Arroyo really has the offspeed and breaking pitches working today.

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 02:11 PM
Walker Fly Ball to Right Out #2

Red Leader
04-05-2006, 02:11 PM
Pierre K's.

Walker up. 1 out. none on.

flynn78
04-05-2006, 02:11 PM
Dane Sardinha cleared waivers, to the Bats he goes.

Outshined_One
04-05-2006, 02:11 PM
Marty and Hall seem to think that EE is overmatched by big league pitching and are not shy about stating it.

Since when does Glendon Rusch qualify as "big league pitching"? ;)

duh_vinci
04-05-2006, 02:11 PM
Is it just MLB's gametracker thingy or are both pitchers workin pretty fast?

registerthis
04-05-2006, 02:11 PM
Arroyo really has the offspeed and breaking pitches working today.

Good to hear. Hopefully the hanger to Ramirez is the only mistake he'll make today. He was lights-out in his last ST game.

flyer85
04-05-2006, 02:12 PM
Dane Sardinha cleared waiversI'm :shocked:

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 02:12 PM
Top 3RD B:0 S:3 O:1
Juan Pierre strikes out swinging.

Top 3RD B:0 S:1 O:2
Todd Walker pops out to second baseman Ryan Freel.


Derrek Lee called out on strikes.

STRIKEOUT #4!!!!!!!!

RedsMan3203
04-05-2006, 02:13 PM
Lee K's Looking.

After 2.5

Cubs 2, Reds 1

Due up for the Reds Arroyo, Freel and Lopez.

GridironGrace
04-05-2006, 02:13 PM
Freel on INside Pitch

coming up

Hes gonna talk about the positions he plays and the glove he uses at those posistions

SteelSD
04-05-2006, 02:13 PM
Blackout is killing me. What did Dayton do to deserve thi?

Dayton? Heck, I'm on the edge of Iowa and can't get the game. Must be Cubs territory down here.

MLB blackout rules blow chunks. Last year I had mlb.tv and ended up in Nashville on a business trip. Freakin' Reds/Mets game (in Shea) was blacked out because Nashville appears to be Reds territory.

I called to complain and then initiated a dispute with the credit card company. Didn't work in the end, but I can guarantee it cost them more money than my subscription was worth.

flynn78
04-05-2006, 02:13 PM
The pitchers are working pretty fast, does not hurt that the Reds aren't making Rusch work much.

BRM
04-05-2006, 02:13 PM
Sounds like Arroyo is dealing today.

Red Leader
04-05-2006, 02:14 PM
Arroyo is settling in.

flyer85
04-05-2006, 02:14 PM
Sounds like Arroyo is dealing today.hope he isn't arrested for that:D

BRM
04-05-2006, 02:15 PM
hope he isn't arrested for that:D

:laugh:

It will only give him more charm. ;)

GridironGrace
04-05-2006, 02:15 PM
Omg Arroyo Went Yard!!!!!!!!!!!!

OnBaseMachine
04-05-2006, 02:15 PM
Gone!!!

TeamCasey
04-05-2006, 02:15 PM
No Way !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 02:15 PM
Bronson! Homers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Caveat Emperor
04-05-2006, 02:15 PM
Bronson Arroyo: New Reds Cult Hero.

WOOOOOOHOOO!!!

RedsMan3203
04-05-2006, 02:15 PM
Arroyo HOMERS!!!!!!!!!

GridironGrace
04-05-2006, 02:15 PM
omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg

redsmetz
04-05-2006, 02:15 PM
Holy **** - Arroyo Homers!!!!!!

flynn78
04-05-2006, 02:15 PM
Arroyo goes DEEP! 2-2 tie ballgame

M2
04-05-2006, 02:16 PM
Do other teams broadcasters and fans hate young players as much as Marty and Reds fans do?

It's been my experience that usually broadcasters get hyped up about young players.

The issue facing the Reds is that the club is going to have to rebuild around youth and the voice of the franchise does nothing but ride every kid who walks through the door.

membengal
04-05-2006, 02:16 PM
He crushed it too. Nice.

Red Leader
04-05-2006, 02:16 PM
Who needs WMP, this corn-rowed dude got GAME!

flyer85
04-05-2006, 02:16 PM
I wonder what he thinks of the NL now

Reds-aholic
04-05-2006, 02:16 PM
Bronson "helps his own cause" :eek:

BuckU
04-05-2006, 02:16 PM
More HR's than Pena ;) ;)

duh_vinci
04-05-2006, 02:16 PM
LOL, who says we traded for his pitching ability? Wayne knows something, folks. ;)

registerthis
04-05-2006, 02:16 PM
It's like having Wily Mo on your team, but with a nasty curveball to boot.

Schweet! :)

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 02:16 PM
and he can sing his own homerun song to ! :)

GridironGrace
04-05-2006, 02:16 PM
did you hear that contact?

TeamCasey
04-05-2006, 02:16 PM
I rigged up a stereo at my cubicle.

redsmetz
04-05-2006, 02:17 PM
I wonder what he thinks of the NL now

I'm thinking he's a ringer - "Oh, I hate batting"

NatiRedGals
04-05-2006, 02:17 PM
Freel WALKS!

RedsMan3203
04-05-2006, 02:17 PM
Freel Walks.

BRM
04-05-2006, 02:17 PM
It's been my experience that usually broadcasters get hyped up about young players.

The issue facing the Reds is that the club is going to have to rebuild around youth and the voice of the franchise does nothing but ride every kid who walks through the door.

That seems right to me. When I listen to other team's broadcasts, the announcers seem to really dig the young players coming up and hype them somewhat.

Danny Serafini
04-05-2006, 02:18 PM
Sort of funny clicking on Arroyo on Gameday and seeing he has an OPS of 5.000

GridironGrace
04-05-2006, 02:18 PM
Rusch is done for lol


LETS RAKE EM IN!!

Blimpie
04-05-2006, 02:18 PM
Who needs WMP, this corn-rowed dude got GAME!Werd. And have you seen Wily's breaking stuff? It is putrid.

registerthis
04-05-2006, 02:18 PM
Use that speed, Ryan!

LincolnparkRed
04-05-2006, 02:18 PM
Pat Hughes just played the "Scrappy" card while talking about Freel. Maybe he's on the board.