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redsfan30
04-12-2006, 02:06 PM
Sounds like the wind is blowing out heavily again today at Wrigley and it could be another offensive display. Brandon Claussen goes up against the future Hall of Famer Greg Maddux. The game is being broadcast by WGN.

For the Reds:

1. Tony Womack 2B
2. Felipe Lopez SS
3. Ken Griffey, Jr. CF
4. Adam Dunn LF
5. Edwin Encarnacion 3B
6. Scott Hatteberg 1B
7. Austin Kearns RF
8. Javier Valentin C
9. Brandon Claussen P

For the Cubs:

1. Juan Pierre CF
2. Jerry Hairston, Jf. 2B
3. Derrek Lee 1B
4. Michael Barrett C
5. Angel Pagan RF
6. Matt Murton LF
7. Neifi Perez 3B
8. Ronny Cedeno SS
9. Greg Maddux P

BRM
04-12-2006, 02:08 PM
USA Today has the typical lineup vs righties posted - Womack and Hatteberg at 2B and 1B.

NJReds
04-12-2006, 02:09 PM
Cincinnati
T. Womack 2b
F. Lopez ss
K. Griffey Jr. cf
A. Dunn lf
E. Encarnacion 3b
S. Hatteberg 1b
A. Kearns rf
J. Valentin c
B. Claussen p

Chi Cubs
J. Pierre cf
J. Hairston Jr.
D. Lee 1b
M. Barrett c
A. Pagan rf
M. Murton lf
N. Perez 3b
R. Cedeno ss
G. Maddux p

BRM
04-12-2006, 02:12 PM
For what it's worth, Womack does have a higher career .OBP against Maddux than Freel.

Womack - .293 OBP
Freel - .278 OBP

Freel has a higher SLG though.

Womack - .308, 1 double in 39 at-bats
Freel - .556, 2 doubles and a homer in 18 at-bats

redsfan30
04-12-2006, 02:16 PM
Javier Valentin has hit Greg Maddux very well in his career. In 10 at-bats, Javy is hitting .600/.636/1.800 with 4 homers and 5 RBI.

Junior has had some success off Maddux too. He's hitting .450/.542/.800 with 2 homers and 4 RBI in 20 career at-bats.

cumberlandreds
04-12-2006, 02:19 PM
If the Reds get into a slugging match with the Cubs today I like our chances. After Lee there doesn't seem to be a lot of power in that Cubs lineup.

baron23
04-12-2006, 02:22 PM
Even though I would much rather see these games live on television, following the gametracker at the office makes the day go by so much faster. Especially now that ESPN has completely redesigned the gametracker to show pitches and animations of what happens on the field...

Casey_21
04-12-2006, 02:26 PM
6. Hatteberg
7. Kearns

:bang: :angry:

registerthis
04-12-2006, 02:26 PM
Why Hatteberg hitting in front of Kearns? :confused:

BRM
04-12-2006, 02:27 PM
It's that whole L-R-L-R thing.

Red Leader
04-12-2006, 02:27 PM
I'm hoping Greg Maddux gets absolutely lit up today to the tune of at least 8 ER in less than 3IP.

membengal
04-12-2006, 02:28 PM
Hard for me to complain about that at this point. Hatteberg is getting on base nicely, and Kearns is in a nice spot to do some damage with guys on base. Reds have to have one of the top line-ups through seven games, I yield to Narron at this point.

BRM
04-12-2006, 02:30 PM
Hard for me to complain about that at this point. Hatteberg is getting on base nicely, and Kearns is in a nice spot to do some damage with guys on base. Reds have to have one of the top line-ups through seven games, I yield to Narron at this point.

He's simply not mucking with what has been a winning formula so far. He's got some straight platoons going with set lineups and he's not going to change it unless the Reds start losing or some guys really start to fade. That's my opinion of what's going on at least.

smith288
04-12-2006, 02:31 PM
Gamecast is here

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/gamecast?gameId=260412116

redsfan30
04-12-2006, 02:31 PM
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

registerthis
04-12-2006, 02:32 PM
Even though I would much rather see these games live on television, following the gametracker at the office makes the day go by so much faster. Especially now that ESPN has completely redesigned the gametracker to show pitches and animations of what happens on the field...

Yep, the Gametracker has much improved over the years. I remember back when it was just a small diamond-shaped thing with blinking lights, sort of like those primitive handheld Tiger "soccer" and "baseball" games.

RedsMan3203
04-12-2006, 02:42 PM
I feel good about everythign Narror puts out there.... I'd like to see Freel, but... We'll survive.

Reds win 8 to 4.

JR extends his hitting streak, Dunn goes yard.

traderumor
04-12-2006, 02:44 PM
The Cubs lineup reminds me of one that makes you go ugh as a fan of that team, then they go out and put up a bunch of runs. Here's hoping I'm wrong.

SteelSD
04-12-2006, 02:45 PM
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

If it ain't optimal, improve it.

LincolnparkRed
04-12-2006, 02:46 PM
I say 6-3 with solo home runs by Lee, Barrett and Perez as the Cubs only runs. Not sure who will swing the big sticks for the Reds today.

BRM
04-12-2006, 02:48 PM
I think we'll see this basic lineup against righties until the end of the month, at least. Narron is going to give these guys plenty of time to play themselves out of the lineup.

CTA513
04-12-2006, 02:55 PM
Cubs have no Ramirez or Walker in the line up. :thumbup:

redsfan30
04-12-2006, 02:56 PM
The Cubs lineup definetly looks weak, but that's probably when they'll break out. Hopefully our guys are sportin' thier big wood today.

Chip R
04-12-2006, 03:00 PM
The Cubs lineup definetly looks weak, but that's probably when they'll break out. Hopefully our guys are sportin' thier big wood today.

:eek:

redsfan30
04-12-2006, 03:02 PM
:eek:
You always feel good, when you sport big wood.

:thumbup: :cool:

LincolnparkRed
04-12-2006, 03:02 PM
So on the pregame, Dusty say the Cubs are only carrying 11 pitchers. that is kinda off a shocker escpecially with Marshall, & what they have seen of Rusch.

Well that's probably why no one is accusing Dusty of being a managerial genius here in Chicago this year

Falls City Beer
04-12-2006, 03:02 PM
Cubs have no Ramirez or Walker in the line up. :thumbup:

That should help, but Claussen pitched awfully poorly last outing, and if there's any wind at all, it's going to be a very, very short day for Brandon.

Falls City Beer
04-12-2006, 03:03 PM
So on the pregame, Dusty say the Cubs are only carrying 11 pitchers. that is kinda off a shocker escpecially with Marshall, & what they have seen of Rusch.

Well that's probably why no one is accusing Dusty of being a managerial genius here in Chicago this year

No matter how bad your staff is, it's never a good idea to carry more than 11 pitchers. IMO.

toledodan
04-12-2006, 03:04 PM
That should help, but Claussen pitched awfully poorly last outing, and if there's any wind at all, it's going to be a very, very short day for Brandon.




wind is blowing out to right. also jones is out with a injury like ramirez. both are not expected to play today or thursday. we need to take advantage of this.

redsfan30
04-12-2006, 03:05 PM
That should help, but Claussen pitched awfully poorly last outing, and if there's any wind at all, it's going to be a very, very short day for Brandon.
Outside of the one bad inning, he didn't pitch that badly.

LincolnparkRed
04-12-2006, 03:05 PM
No matter how bad your staff is, it's never a good idea to carry more than 11 pitchers. IMO.

I always figured that in the NL you could get by with a 5 man bench. Is 11 or 12 the norm for most teams?

Blimpie
04-12-2006, 03:06 PM
Outside of the one bad inning, he didn't pitch that badly.I agree...it was actually more like one pitch--within that inning.

Falls City Beer
04-12-2006, 03:07 PM
Outside of the one bad inning, he didn't pitch that badly.

Awful inning.

He pitched poorly. He was able to work out of some jams because it was, after all, the Pirates, but that was a poor, inefficiently-pitched ballgame. His pitches were all over the place.

BRM
04-12-2006, 03:09 PM
I always figured that in the NL you could get by with a 5 man bench. Is 11 or 12 the norm for most teams?

I just took a quick glance at the rosters and it appears that quite a few NL teams are carrying 12 pitchers.

Falls City Beer
04-12-2006, 03:09 PM
I just took a quick glance at the rosters and it appears that quite a few NL teams are carrying 12 pitchers.

Still doesn't make it smart, IMO.

pedro
04-12-2006, 03:09 PM
Awful inning.

He pitched poorly. He was able to work out of some jams because it was, after all, the Pirates, but that was a poor, inefficiently-pitched ballgame. His pitches were all over the place.


I thought you followed it on gametracker?

I watched the game. He was OK. I think the wetness led to hit batters. He walked no one.

Falls City Beer
04-12-2006, 03:12 PM
I suppose it's possible that Claussen was affected by the wetness, but I think it's fair to point out that the Pirates' pitcher wasn't plunking the Reds right and left.

Terry
04-12-2006, 03:12 PM
Is gametime 2:20 EST or CST?

Falls City Beer
04-12-2006, 03:12 PM
Is gametime 2:20 EST or CST?

Eastern.

redsfan30
04-12-2006, 03:12 PM
Whether Claussen struggled Thursday night or not (I don't think he did), he has indeed struggled against the Cubs in his career. Bronson Arroyo was able to buck the trend a bit yesterday, so hopefully Brandon can do the same today.

If he keeps the ball down, he'll be fine.

cumberlandreds
04-12-2006, 03:12 PM
Is gametime 2:20 EST or CST?

Eastern time.

pedro
04-12-2006, 03:13 PM
I suppose it's possible that Claussen was affected by the wetness, but I think it's fair to point out that the Pirates' pitcher wasn't plunking the Reds right and left.

did you watch the game?

really, I thought Claussen looked ok. he got zinged by Randa, but other than that he was pretty good IMO.

Falls City Beer
04-12-2006, 03:15 PM
did you watch the game?

really, I thought Claussen looked ok. he got zinged by Randa, but other than that he was pretty good IMO.

No, I didn't watch the game--excepting highlights.

Eh. He only lasted five innings, hit several batters. Pretty much what you'd expect from a fifth starter--and Brandon's potential is as a #3. I'd like to see him pitch more to that potential.

Terry
04-12-2006, 03:15 PM
Thanks, FCB.

Heath
04-12-2006, 03:18 PM
Brandon's got to keep the ball down.

If not, it's going to be just like yesterday. Only in reverse.

Matt700WLW - what is up with the circus music....what's next dualing banjos?

LincolnparkRed
04-12-2006, 03:20 PM
Wind blowing out to right today

BRM
04-12-2006, 03:22 PM
Who's going to be kind enough to provide the pbp?

redsfan30
04-12-2006, 03:22 PM
Those ugly things are even on the short sleeved shirts??

:bang:

redsfan30
04-12-2006, 03:22 PM
Womack grounds out to second.

LincolnparkRed
04-12-2006, 03:23 PM
Womack down two strikes before Pat & Ron even get on the air

Tony grounds out to Hairston 1 out

Red Leader
04-12-2006, 03:23 PM
c'mon Flippy.

Heath
04-12-2006, 03:23 PM
Close play at second for Womack - and close should only count in horseshoes and hand grenades.

redsfan30
04-12-2006, 03:24 PM
Lopez flies out to left.

Red Leader
04-12-2006, 03:24 PM
Lopez goes to 1-2 as well.

Heath
04-12-2006, 03:24 PM
Anything hit to left will be caught. Anything hit to right in the air will be gone.

Heath
04-12-2006, 03:25 PM
Anybody notice that Maddux doesn't get the corners like he used to.

Red Leader
04-12-2006, 03:25 PM
1st two batters didn't make Maddux throw many pitches...

redsfan30
04-12-2006, 03:25 PM
Junior walks.

Red Leader
04-12-2006, 03:25 PM
3-0 to Griff. BB.

Heath
04-12-2006, 03:26 PM
1st two batters didn't make Maddux throw many pitches...

That's been the MO of the Reds lately - is patience at the plate. I like that.

Red Leader
04-12-2006, 03:26 PM
Dunn, in the cleanup spot today.

TeamBoone
04-12-2006, 03:26 PM
I actually thought Womack was safe, but they didn't show a replay. It was very close if he wasn't.

Red Leader
04-12-2006, 03:27 PM
I'd like to see about a 8-9 pitch AB by Dunn here.

redsfan30
04-12-2006, 03:27 PM
Dunn strikes out swinging.

Inning over.

OnBaseMachine
04-12-2006, 03:28 PM
Dunn is now just 4 for 27 with 3 homers off Maddux. He went after ball three just below the knees. I hope they don't chase everything like they did Sunday.

Red Leader
04-12-2006, 03:29 PM
This is one SP you just can't go outside the zone for, or he'll kill you.

Red Leader
04-12-2006, 03:30 PM
Make Maddux come over the plate and you can get to him, and hit him hard.

KronoRed
04-12-2006, 03:30 PM
Go Team.

Big Klu
04-12-2006, 03:30 PM
No matter how bad your staff is, it's never a good idea to carry more than 11 pitchers. IMO.

I agree. I think the optimal number is 10 pitchers, but I can live with 11.

redsfan30
04-12-2006, 03:31 PM
Pierre reaches on a bunt single.

LincolnparkRed
04-12-2006, 03:31 PM
Pat & Run said Maddux took something off on both swinging strikes to Dunn

TheBurn
04-12-2006, 03:31 PM
That sucked!

Big Klu
04-12-2006, 03:31 PM
Good coverage by Claussen; bad decision by Hatteberg.

Heath
04-12-2006, 03:33 PM
Good coverage by Claussen; bad decision by Hatteberg.

Where's Womack on that play as well? I thought his speed would have been able to cover. One would think that he would have been watching for the bunt as well.

Big Klu
04-12-2006, 03:33 PM
I always figured that in the NL you could get by with a 5 man bench. Is 11 or 12 the norm for most teams?

How do you figure that? If anything, you need more bats because of the number of times you pinch-hit. I would rather have six (or even better, seven) position players on the bench.

BTW, How many do you figure you need on the bench in the AL?

redsfan30
04-12-2006, 03:34 PM
Hairston (Pierre at first) lines out to left.

mule31
04-12-2006, 03:36 PM
should be 2 strikes on lee

Heath
04-12-2006, 03:36 PM
How do you figure that? If anything, you need more bats because of the number of times you pinch-hit. I would rather have six (or even better, seven) position players on the bench.

BTW, How many do you figure you need on the bench in the AL?

Pitchers tend to "last" longer due to the "non-hitting" factor. They usually don't adjust due to not needing to worry about "double switches".

It's funny to watch an AL manager to do a "double switch" in interleagues.

In the AL - your best PH is your DH.

BRM
04-12-2006, 03:37 PM
Good coverage by Claussen; bad decision by Hatteberg.

I take it the bunt was down the 1B line?

Caveat Emperor
04-12-2006, 03:38 PM
This ump, apparently, hates the high strike due to mistreatment as a child.

redsfan30
04-12-2006, 03:39 PM
Lee (Pierre at first) walks moving Pierre to second.

Falls City Beer
04-12-2006, 03:39 PM
This ump, apparently, hates the high strike due to mistreatment as a child.

So I assume Claussen's missing up in the zone?

Uh-oh.

uks2h
04-12-2006, 03:40 PM
Oh lord. Here we go. Come on Reds, get a double play!

KronoRed
04-12-2006, 03:40 PM
Gets some outs.

redsfan30
04-12-2006, 03:40 PM
Claussen is paying alot of attention to Pierre.

TRF
04-12-2006, 03:40 PM
So I assume Claussen's missing up in the zone?

Uh-oh.

That's what I am seeing. He needs to get the ball DOWN.

KronoRed
04-12-2006, 03:41 PM
Craop

redsfan30
04-12-2006, 03:41 PM
Pierre stole third and the throw went into left field. Pierre scored and Lee goes to second.

1-0 Cubs.

Gizmo
04-12-2006, 03:41 PM
could you throw the ball any worse as a catcher?

redsrule2500
04-12-2006, 03:41 PM
1 - 0 Cubs...

LincolnparkRed
04-12-2006, 03:41 PM
Lee is at third now

Puffy
04-12-2006, 03:41 PM
I know Michael Barrett has been hot so far on this young season - but Michael Barrett batting cleanup has to make Cub fans cringe.

OnBaseMachine
04-12-2006, 03:41 PM
This is going to be a loooooonnnnng day. The offense didn't look that great and Claussen looks like a crap. I see a score similar to yesterday's but with the Cubs on the winning side.

Chip R
04-12-2006, 03:41 PM
1st two batters didn't make Maddux throw many pitches...

He's going to be around the plate pretty much the whole game. He ain't those Pirates pitchers we faced last week.

TRF
04-12-2006, 03:41 PM
yuck.

Caveat Emperor
04-12-2006, 03:41 PM
For all they make about Pierre being a good base stealer, a good throw would've still had a chance at knocking him off there.

mule31
04-12-2006, 03:42 PM
He made some pretty good pitches to lee but he managed to foul them off to stay alive

uks2h
04-12-2006, 03:42 PM
Geezus. Come on Valentin.

Big Klu
04-12-2006, 03:42 PM
Pitchers tend to "last" longer due to the "non-hitting" factor. They usually don't adjust due to not needing to worry about "double switches".

It's funny to watch an AL manager to do a "double switch" in interleagues.

In the AL - your best PH is your DH.

I understand that. But, if anything, that is an argument as to why the AL can get by with a "smaller" bench than the NL. In the AL, you just need a backup catcher, a backup infielder, and a backup outfielder for defensive replacements. In the NL, you need more position players on the bench due to pinch-hitting for the pitcher and double switches, in addition to defensive replacements.

LincolnparkRed
04-12-2006, 03:42 PM
Sac fly for Barrett

redsfan30
04-12-2006, 03:42 PM
Barrett (Lee at third) hits a sac fly to right, Lee scores.

2-0 Cubs.

KronoRed
04-12-2006, 03:42 PM
2-0 on the great sac fly

sigep529
04-12-2006, 03:43 PM
I was really happy because I just found the web feed on WKKI... :thumbup:

Then the first play I heard was the throwing error... :thumbdown

redsfan30
04-12-2006, 03:43 PM
Pagan doubles left.

Chip R
04-12-2006, 03:43 PM
Is anyone having problems getting into chat besides BRM?

uks2h
04-12-2006, 03:44 PM
Haha. And I thought Claussen might perform as well as Arroyo did.

KronoRed
04-12-2006, 03:44 PM
What was he sliding into? :lol:

Red Leader
04-12-2006, 03:44 PM
Pagan doubles left.

Anyone score?

Puffy
04-12-2006, 03:44 PM
Hey - we are only two solo Valentin homers from being tied - buck up little campers!

Falls City Beer
04-12-2006, 03:44 PM
Haha. And I thought Claussen might perform as well as Arroyo did.

All the indicators were there that he'd stink in his last start. He just got away with them because it was the Pirates.

Caveat Emperor
04-12-2006, 03:45 PM
Is anyone having problems getting into chat besides BRM?

Apparently I've been banned... :laugh:

uks2h
04-12-2006, 03:45 PM
Is anyone having problems getting into chat besides BRM?

I just entered, but theres only 1 other person there. Come on in there people!

redsfan30
04-12-2006, 03:46 PM
Murton (Pagan at second) pops out to second to end the inning.

After 1

Reds 0
Cubs 2

LincolnparkRed
04-12-2006, 03:46 PM
Anyone score?

No one on base in front of him

2-0 as Murton Pops out to end the 1st

Gizmo
04-12-2006, 03:46 PM
finally.

Red Leader
04-12-2006, 03:47 PM
Apparently I've been banned... :laugh:


me too

redsfan30
04-12-2006, 03:48 PM
Encarnacion grounds out to short.

Red Leader
04-12-2006, 03:48 PM
No one on base in front of him




then i'm going to have to say no :laugh: :laugh:

Puffy
04-12-2006, 03:49 PM
Don't fret - the porn star is going yard.

Heath
04-12-2006, 03:49 PM
Maddux looking good - but he's only going 6.

redsfan30
04-12-2006, 03:49 PM
Hatteberg lines out to left.

Caveat Emperor
04-12-2006, 03:49 PM
No one on base in front of him

How about any ghost men?

GAC
04-12-2006, 03:50 PM
Hmmmm..... like everyone else I guess, I can't get into chat. Been banned. :lol:

Puffy
04-12-2006, 03:50 PM
Don't fret - the porn star is going yard.

In Boston that rhymes

Red Leader
04-12-2006, 03:51 PM
In Boston that rhymes

Shenanigans.

redsfan30
04-12-2006, 03:51 PM
Kearns flies out to right, and the wind pushed it to the warning track.

After 1.5

Reds 0
Cubs 2

OnBaseMachine
04-12-2006, 03:51 PM
Maddux will throw a shutout. He's looking good right now and no one is working the count.

RedsMan3203
04-12-2006, 03:51 PM
Holy Shiznit - CBS is wayyyyy behind. They still have the cubs batting in the bottom of 1.

Puffy
04-12-2006, 03:52 PM
Shenanigans.

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-9/825505/Cartman.jpg

GAC
04-12-2006, 03:53 PM
OK. WE may have to set up an alternate chat room in case of emergencies like this.

Any ideas guys?

redsfan30
04-12-2006, 03:53 PM
Perez grounded to third and was booted by Encarnacion.

E-5.

OnBaseMachine
04-12-2006, 03:54 PM
This has got to be the worst defensive team I've ever witnessed. Tough hop but still a catchable ball.

Puffy
04-12-2006, 03:54 PM
Maddux will throw a shutout. He's looking good right now and no one is working the count.

Ahhhhh, young grasshopper - reverse pyschology. Sinsei has taught you well.

GAC
04-12-2006, 03:54 PM
Cub's scorers suck. Touch error on EE there.

Heath
04-12-2006, 03:54 PM
This has got to be the worst defensive team I've ever witnessed. Tough hop but still a catchable ball.


Nah...last year's was pretty bad.

Red Leader
04-12-2006, 03:54 PM
OK. WE may have to set up an alternate chat room in case of emergencies like this.

Any ideas guys?


Puffy - what chat room do you use to talk to Isabella Soprano? :evil:

KronoRed
04-12-2006, 03:55 PM
OK. WE may have to set up an alternate chat room in case of emergencies like this.

Any ideas guys?
Chat on the peanut board.

Big Klu
04-12-2006, 03:55 PM
Cub's scorers suck. Touch error on EE there.

No, that was an E-5 all the way.

KronoRed
04-12-2006, 03:55 PM
Nah...last year's was pretty bad.
We can top it.

Falls City Beer
04-12-2006, 03:55 PM
Claussen, at his best, walks the razor's edge. Putting bonus guys on base for him usually spells total disaster.

GAC
04-12-2006, 03:55 PM
So what is it about Maddox? He looks like he's throwing the ball up there around 80 mph.

redsfan30
04-12-2006, 03:55 PM
Cedeno (Perez at first) strikes out swinging.

KronoRed
04-12-2006, 03:56 PM
Well no chat on the other board..used to be :dunno:

Puffy
04-12-2006, 03:56 PM
Puffy - what chat room do you use to talk to Isabella Soprano? :evil:

bunnyranch.com/chat

Big Klu
04-12-2006, 03:56 PM
Good play by Claussen! He's fielding his position well.

redsfan30
04-12-2006, 03:56 PM
Maddux (Perez at first) pops the bunt up and it was caught by Claussen...the runner had already broken for second and was easily doubled off.

After 2

Reds 0
Cubs 2

CTA513
04-12-2006, 03:57 PM
So what is it about Maddox? He looks like he's throwing the ball up there around 80 mph.

Hes got good movement and people swing at stuff that will most likely be out of the strikezone.

Gizmo
04-12-2006, 03:57 PM
Good play by Claussen! He's fielding his position well.

Now if we could get him to do what he's supposed to be doing from that possition too..

Falls City Beer
04-12-2006, 03:57 PM
Claussen definitely definitely definitely needed that.

Red Leader
04-12-2006, 03:57 PM
bunnyranch.com/chat


Me too. I should have known. My screen name is: Red Meter. :evil: :laugh:

Caveat Emperor
04-12-2006, 03:57 PM
So what is it about Maddox? He looks like he's throwing the ball up there around 80 mph.

He has incredible command and gets a lot of marginal calls to go his way based on reputation FOR having that kind of command.

Plus, you do him incredible favors when you expand the zone and swing at pitches that are either unhittable or pitches that would induce poor contact if hit.

KronoRed
04-12-2006, 03:58 PM
Come on O

Strikes Out Looking
04-12-2006, 03:58 PM
I'm guessing that Chat being screwed up has something to do with yesterday's problem with the site.

Gallen5862
04-12-2006, 03:58 PM
Why was I banned from the Chatroom?

Big Klu
04-12-2006, 03:58 PM
bunnyranch.com/chat

So are we commandeering that chatroom for game use today? (Isabella is invited!) :D

NJReds
04-12-2006, 03:58 PM
Now if we could get him to do what he's supposed to be doing from that possition too..

Wow...a lot of harsh words for Claussen, who gave up 2 runs on a bunt single, walk, error and sac fly?

Heath
04-12-2006, 03:58 PM
Me too. I should have known. My screen name is: Red Meter. :evil: :laugh:

I'm glad they bill "discreetly". ;)

redsfan30
04-12-2006, 03:59 PM
Valentin strikes out swinging.

OnBaseMachine
04-12-2006, 03:59 PM
The Reds are swinging at everything.

redsfan30
04-12-2006, 04:00 PM
Claussen strikes out looking on a nasty breaking ball.

Big Klu
04-12-2006, 04:01 PM
Claussen couldn't have hit that pitch anyway.

Gizmo
04-12-2006, 04:01 PM
Wow...a lot of harsh words for Claussen, who gave up 2 runs on a bunt single, walk, error and sac fly?

Maybe, but A) he hasn't impressed and B) he came from the Yankees organization, so he has to earn respect from me.

Chip R
04-12-2006, 04:01 PM
Why was I banned from the Chatroom?

We're having problems with that so it isn't just you.

Gallen5862
04-12-2006, 04:01 PM
Did another chatroom get setup? the Reds need a rally.

redsfan30
04-12-2006, 04:02 PM
Womack strikes out looking.

After 2.5

Reds 0
Cubs 2

BRM
04-12-2006, 04:02 PM
Ron Santo should be feeling a little better today.

GAC
04-12-2006, 04:02 PM
Strikes out the side.

Embarassing.

OnBaseMachine
04-12-2006, 04:02 PM
They may get no-hit today.

Gallen5862
04-12-2006, 04:02 PM
Thanks Chip. Glad it wasn't just me.

redsfan30
04-12-2006, 04:03 PM
People come on, it's one time through the order. Alittle early for talk of no-hitters and shutouts.

GAC
04-12-2006, 04:03 PM
Maybe ochre can install a chat program over on the Peanut Gallery as an alternative for times like this?

CTA513
04-12-2006, 04:03 PM
The Reds are watching strikes and swing at balls.

Falls City Beer
04-12-2006, 04:03 PM
People come on, it's one time through the order. Alittle early for talk of no-hitters and shutouts.

I agree. This offense has earned the benefit of the doubt from me.

GAC
04-12-2006, 04:04 PM
The Reds are watching strikes and swing at balls.

You noticed that too huh?

Terry
04-12-2006, 04:04 PM
Could Maddux be making it look any easier? Only 29 pitches through three innings. It looks like the Reds offense took the day off.

RedsFan75
04-12-2006, 04:04 PM
Don't you know the surest way to Jinx a No-Hitter, or Perfect game is to talk about it!

No-hitter in the 4th

OnBaseMachine
04-12-2006, 04:04 PM
People come on, it's one time through the order. Alittle early for talk of no-hitters and shutouts.

Not really. Maddux has them chasing bad pitch after bad pitch and making horrible contact.

More great defense!

redsfan30
04-12-2006, 04:04 PM
Pierre grounded out to second, but Hatteberg drops Womack's throw.

E-3.

GAC
04-12-2006, 04:05 PM
Geez! another error!

Little league

Gallen5862
04-12-2006, 04:05 PM
This is terrible fielding.

Big Klu
04-12-2006, 04:05 PM
E-3, assist to Womack

uks2h
04-12-2006, 04:05 PM
Bad News Bears have looked better on defense.

Gizmo
04-12-2006, 04:05 PM
on the bright side, Chicago can't say they won the game, we're giving them the game.

Caveat Emperor
04-12-2006, 04:05 PM
Nothing like putting Juan Pierre on for free off an "excuse me" tapper to the 2B.

BRM
04-12-2006, 04:06 PM
Was it a poor throw or did Hatteberg just miss it?

Heath
04-12-2006, 04:06 PM
Lotsa stuff wrong with that one...choppy grouder, weak toss, dropped ball.

Hmmm....no Freel no Aurilia on that side of the infield today.

GAC
04-12-2006, 04:06 PM
on the bright side, Chicago can't say they won the game, we're giving them the game.

You sound like Steve Stone. :lol:

redsfan30
04-12-2006, 04:06 PM
Hairston (Pierre at first) flies out to left.

Puffy
04-12-2006, 04:06 PM
Carlos Pena wouldn't have dropped that throw.

Just sayin'

Terry
04-12-2006, 04:06 PM
I thought we had a bad defense last year. But this one is even worse.

redsfan30
04-12-2006, 04:06 PM
Hatteberg just missed it...it was alittle low, but very catchable.

Gallen5862
04-12-2006, 04:07 PM
Hatteburg drops the throw and wgn signal went out for awhile just came back on. Everytime Reds come on tv there is some cable or power problem lol. It's 3 for 3.

Big Klu
04-12-2006, 04:07 PM
Was it a poor throw or did Hatteberg just miss it?

It wasn't a particularly good throw, but it was catchable.

MWM
04-12-2006, 04:07 PM
I predict the offense is going to clobber Maddux the second time through. His stuff can only fool good hitters for so long. Eventually they'll zero in on what's coming and tee off.

Gizmo
04-12-2006, 04:07 PM
I must say if Claussen gets a quality start today, it's well earned.

Chip R
04-12-2006, 04:08 PM
Pierre grounded out to second, but Hatteberg drops Womack's throw.

E-3.

Good thing they moved Dunn back to LF. :rolleyes:

Puffy
04-12-2006, 04:08 PM
By the way - I would google Isabella Soprano and post a picture for those who don't know who we are talking about, but I'm at work and afraid of what might come up in a google image search of Ms. Soprano.

westofyou
04-12-2006, 04:08 PM
Got to think that Womack and Pierre have a secret pact to help each other out, it's the "Hey Boy I'm Fast" pact first introduced to Bob Beschler by Hans Lobart in 1910.

Red Leader
04-12-2006, 04:08 PM
I predict the offense is going to clobber Maddux the second time through. His stuff can only fool good hitters for so long. Eventually they'll zero in on what's coming and tee off.

I pray you're right.

redsfan30
04-12-2006, 04:08 PM
Lee (Pierre at first) grounds one to third, Encarnacion made a nice pick but his throw was up the line...should be a basehit. Pierre to second.

RedsManRick
04-12-2006, 04:08 PM
I predict the offense is going to clobber Maddux the second time through. His stuff can only fool good hitters for so long. Eventually they'll zero in on what's coming and tee off.

19 years and counting...

OnBaseMachine
04-12-2006, 04:08 PM
Great stop by EE but a bad throw. If Hatteberg would have just tagged him he would have the out.

KronoRed
04-12-2006, 04:08 PM
Redo.

redsfan30
04-12-2006, 04:08 PM
They gave Encarnacion an error.

westofyou
04-12-2006, 04:09 PM
I predict the offense is going to clobber Maddux the second time through. His stuff can only fool good hitters for so long. Eventually they'll zero in on what's coming and tee off.If I had 10 bucks for every time I've heard that....

Big Klu
04-12-2006, 04:09 PM
E-5 (again).

GAC
04-12-2006, 04:09 PM
That is just shear stupidity.

Tag the guy when he turns towards 2B and is just standing there!

Idiot!

CTA513
04-12-2006, 04:09 PM
Great stop by EE but a bad throw. If Hatteberg would have just tagged him he would have the out.

Shouldnt he be out for running outside the baseline?

KronoRed
04-12-2006, 04:09 PM
What's Marty saying about EE now?

uks2h
04-12-2006, 04:09 PM
Same team as last year. If we can't hit home runs we can't win games.

redsfan30
04-12-2006, 04:10 PM
Double steal, Valentin couldn't get a grip on the ball to throw.

GAC
04-12-2006, 04:10 PM
Glad Narron is giving these guys playing time. :bang:

Joseph
04-12-2006, 04:10 PM
When's LaRue back?

Heath
04-12-2006, 04:10 PM
I'm going to google Isabella Soprano.

But I'm afraid I'm going to drop it.

BRM
04-12-2006, 04:10 PM
Same team as last year. If we can't hit home runs we can't win games.

So, the lack of home runs is the cause of the poor defense today?

CTA513
04-12-2006, 04:10 PM
Someone get Belisle up hes probably going to be doing some long relief work today.

OnBaseMachine
04-12-2006, 04:11 PM
If Hatteberg would have been paying attention he could have tagged Lee. I smell a blowout coming. This inning should be over by now if we just had a Little League caliber defense.

KronoRed
04-12-2006, 04:11 PM
Don't do it Heath.

MWM
04-12-2006, 04:11 PM
Maddux's stuff isn't what it used to be. I clearly wouldn't be saying that 5 years ago. I'm talking about now.

GAC
04-12-2006, 04:11 PM
Another error on EE! :lol:

KronoRed
04-12-2006, 04:11 PM
Good lord.

redsfan30
04-12-2006, 04:11 PM
Barrett (Pierre at third, Lee at second) grounds to third....another error...run scores.

3-0 Cubs.

Virginia Beach Reds
04-12-2006, 04:11 PM
E-5 Again!!!! (3)

OnBaseMachine
04-12-2006, 04:11 PM
Encarnacion makes another damn error!

:bowrofl:

Big Klu
04-12-2006, 04:11 PM
E-5 (again, again)!

uks2h
04-12-2006, 04:11 PM
Good gosh. This is embarrassing. Can we make any play at all?

Gizmo
04-12-2006, 04:11 PM
Outstanding play today.

HotCorner
04-12-2006, 04:11 PM
:bang: :angry:

KoryMac5
04-12-2006, 04:11 PM
this is now a comedy of errors

Caveat Emperor
04-12-2006, 04:11 PM
Same team as last year. If we can't hit home runs we can't win games.

Defense doesn't seem to be helping anything today...

remdog
04-12-2006, 04:11 PM
Anyone ready for LaRue behind the plate? :eek:

Rem

Gizmo
04-12-2006, 04:12 PM
Has Claussen reached 100 pitches yet? Our wonderful RPs should be right around the corner.

GAC
04-12-2006, 04:12 PM
This should be a Little League training film on what not to do. :lol:

KronoRed
04-12-2006, 04:12 PM
Anyone ready for LaRue at 3rd? ;)

redsman344
04-12-2006, 04:12 PM
Pathetic

BRM
04-12-2006, 04:12 PM
Anyone ready for LaRue behind the plate? :eek:

Rem

He's the one the Reds are probably trading...;)

Gallen5862
04-12-2006, 04:12 PM
My cable sattelite system keeps going out what happened to the ball hit to EE. I saw a drop.

GOREDSGO32
04-12-2006, 04:12 PM
Lets hear about how Aurilia is a POS and we should play EE all the time. God he can't field worth a crap!

CTA513
04-12-2006, 04:12 PM
Encarnacion makes another damn error!

:bowrofl:

Hes learning it from the veterans. :laugh:

remdog
04-12-2006, 04:13 PM
All players report after the game for extra fielding practice!

Rem

membengal
04-12-2006, 04:13 PM
I am not blaming Claussen for anything today.

Red in Chicago
04-12-2006, 04:13 PM
thank goodness i didn't go to this game:eek:

Rotater Cuff
04-12-2006, 04:13 PM
Has Claussen reached 100 pitches yet? Our wonderful RPs should be right around the corner.
just went over 50

KronoRed
04-12-2006, 04:13 PM
Growing pains people.

Falls City Beer
04-12-2006, 04:13 PM
Yeah, even I can't hold Claussen to task for this mess. Where's the circus music when you need it?

OnBaseMachine
04-12-2006, 04:13 PM
Good grief, now Claussen almost throws it past Hatteberg on a pickoff attempt.

GAC
04-12-2006, 04:13 PM
5 errors in 2+ innings.

:lol:

NJReds
04-12-2006, 04:13 PM
There's no excuse for 3 errors in 3 innings.

remdog
04-12-2006, 04:14 PM
He's the one the Reds are probably trading...;)

That's what I'm afraid of.

Rem

paintmered
04-12-2006, 04:14 PM
Lets hear about how Aurilia is a POS and we should play EE all the time. God he can't field worth a crap!

Please tone the language down a notch. Thanks.