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Reds Fanatic
04-13-2006, 02:24 PM
I started another thread since the other was locked. Here are the starting lineups:


Reds (5 - 3)
3rd in NL Central
Cubs (5 - 2)
1st in NL Central
Starting Lineup

Name AVG HR RBI SB
1. R Freel, CF .467 0 1 6
2. F Lopez, SS .324 2 4 3
3. A Dunn, LF .370 4 7 0
4. R Aurilia, 3B .240 2 7 0
5. S Hatteberg, 1B .167 1 3 0
6. A Kearns, RF .273 2 4 0
7. B Phillips, 2B 1.000 0 0 0
8. D Ross, C .200 1 3 0
9. E Milton, P .000 0 0 0

Starting Lineup

Name AVG HR RBI SB
1. J Pierre, CF .233 0 2 2
2. J Hairston Jr., 2B .500 0 0 0
3. D Lee, 1B .364 3 7 3
4. M Murton, LF .269 1 3 0
5. A Pagan, RF .273 0 1 0
6. R Cedeno, SS .440 0 1 0
7. N Perez, 3B .364 0 2 0
8. H Blanco, C .000 0 0 0
9. C Zambrano, P .000 0 0 0

Starting Pitcher
Name W L ERA* WHIP K
E Milton 1 0 2.57 0.86 3

Starting Pitcher
Name W L ERA* WHIP K
C Zambrano 0 0 4.22 1.88 10

Caveat Emperor
04-13-2006, 02:26 PM
With Griff out, this is a good opportunity to get Brandon Phillips some PT.

TOBTTReds
04-13-2006, 02:26 PM
That lineup makes me cringe. It is the first true getaway day lineup

cumberlandreds
04-13-2006, 02:27 PM
Well, this lineup should stir the emotions. I guess EdE is banished to the bench after his error episode yesterday. We get to see our third 2nd baseman of the season.

Raisor
04-13-2006, 02:28 PM
is the game on WGN today?

cumberlandreds
04-13-2006, 02:29 PM
is the game on WGN today?

Yes and it's also on MLB Extra Innings. Channel 630 if you have the DISH Network.

NJReds
04-13-2006, 02:31 PM
That lineup makes me cringe. It is the first true getaway day lineup

A Cubs fan might concur.

Gallen5862
04-13-2006, 02:32 PM
Yes the game is on WGN. I think its a chance to give EE a day off and to give BP his first start with us.

edabbs44
04-13-2006, 02:33 PM
Great...nothing like a young 3b having a tough day, bouncing back to drill an RBI double off a HOF pitcher, then grabbing some pine the next day.

Why isn't Kearns hitting cleanup? Aurilia doesn't play against RHPs and hits cleanup against LHPs. Zambrano is pitching, he replaces EE and becomes the cleanup guy? Doesn't make any sense. Hopefully Narron proves me wrong.

smith288
04-13-2006, 02:34 PM
Last might Furman said Edwin was a SURE FIRE start today and even bet a caller game tickets. LOL... what a boob.

Gainesville Red
04-13-2006, 02:35 PM
Hopefully Narron proves me wrong.

Well, if he doesn't, and anyone's looking for me, I'll be in Chat cussing up a storm.

lollipopcurve
04-13-2006, 02:36 PM
Great to see BP in there -- too bad his first start is against Zambrano. I don't mind EdE sitting this one out -- he struggled against Zambrano on Opening Day.

This is one where only the baseball gods can bequeth the Reds a victory.

smith288
04-13-2006, 02:37 PM
Great to see BP in there -- too bad his first start is against Zambrano. I don't mind EdE sitting this one out -- he struggled against Zambrano on Opening Day.

This is one where only the baseball gods can bequeth the Reds a victory.
Yea...this is a throw in the towel and see if your opponent is suckier than you day.

lollipopcurve
04-13-2006, 02:38 PM
Let's see how professional Aurilia and Hatteburg get in the 4/5 holes. Hey guys, a little heavier lifting required of you in this one.

puca
04-13-2006, 02:38 PM
Anyone find it interesting Womak is sitting against a right hander? I can always dream that it means something more than just trying to get BP some ABs.

Gallen5862
04-13-2006, 02:39 PM
Is anyone else having trouble getting into the chat? It says I have been banned.

puca
04-13-2006, 02:40 PM
Very offensive 4-5 hitters...and I don't mean that in a good way.

westofyou
04-13-2006, 02:40 PM
I don't mind EdE sitting this one out -- he struggled against Zambrano on Opening Day.Yeah, that's what I was thinking too, the kid ain't gonna get 162 starts this season and I expect to see him slotted against certain pitchers from time to time. It's too bad it's on the heels of a bad game defensely.

Gainesville Red
04-13-2006, 02:40 PM
Is anyone else having trouble getting into the chat? It says I have been banned.

I hadn't tried, but apparently I've been banned as well. If anyone's looking for me, I'll be in my living room cussing up a storm.

Heath
04-13-2006, 02:41 PM
I figured it was time for an EdE benching, 3 errors or not.

This is where Chris Denorfia could have been used. Put Freel at 3rd, Aurilia at 1b, and Deno in CF.

Oh well.

smith288
04-13-2006, 02:43 PM
Who's doing the PBP?

Kc61
04-13-2006, 02:44 PM
Anyone find it interesting Womak is sitting against a right hander? I can always dream that it means something more than just trying to get BP some ABs.

I find it odd that Womack and Valentin are not in the lineup today. I don't have a problem with it, just find it unusual. Wonder what's up.

Gainesville Red
04-13-2006, 02:44 PM
Who's doing the PBP?

CE's the best, I nominate him if he's around and has time.:thumbup:

redsfan30
04-13-2006, 02:44 PM
Anyone know if Junior is available to pinch hit today or will Narron avoid using him totally?

smith288
04-13-2006, 02:49 PM
CE's the best, I nominate him if he's around and has time.:thumbup:
I concur

NC Reds
04-13-2006, 02:50 PM
It isn't exactly the lineup I would want to see on my birthday, but all hope is not lost. We should have plenty of baserunners today; with Milton tossing, that is a good thing.

cumberlandreds
04-13-2006, 02:52 PM
It isn't exactly the lineup I would want to see on my birthday, but all hope is not lost. We should have plenty of baserunners today; with Milton tossing, that is a good thing.

Happy Birthday from one birthday boy to another! :beerme:

Gainesville Red
04-13-2006, 02:52 PM
It isn't exactly the lineup I would want to see on my birthday, but all hope is not lost. We should have plenty of baserunners today; with Milton tossing, that is a good thing.

Sounds like a Cubs fan could use the exact same post.


Happy Birthday.

OnBaseMachine
04-13-2006, 02:53 PM
What a lineup. We're gonna need as much offense as possible with Milton on the hill, so of couse Narron runs out this lineup. He didn't give them much of a chance to win from the start.

paintmered
04-13-2006, 02:53 PM
psst......chat is open.

Reds Fanatic
04-13-2006, 02:54 PM
Looks like another windy day at Wrigley. Current winds are west southwest at 22 MPH gusting up to 30 MPH.

Gainesville Red
04-13-2006, 02:54 PM
psst......chat is open.

Hot Damn, thanks Paint! What went wrong?

BRM
04-13-2006, 02:54 PM
psst......chat is open.

Not for me. Apparently, I'm still banned.

redsfan30
04-13-2006, 02:54 PM
Looks like another windy day at Wrigley. Current winds are west southwest at 22 MPH gusting up to 30 MPH.
That's windy than either of the first two games.

cumberlandreds
04-13-2006, 02:55 PM
Looks like another windy day at Wrigley. Current winds are west southwest at 22 MPH gusting up to 30 MPH.

Excuse my ignorance but does that mean it's blowing out or in.:help:

Gainesville Red
04-13-2006, 02:55 PM
Not for me. Apparently, I'm still banned.

Me too.

paintmered
04-13-2006, 02:55 PM
Hot Damn, thanks Paint! What went wrong?


I don't know. This is the first time I've been able to get in there this year.

NC Reds
04-13-2006, 02:55 PM
Happy Birthday from one birthday boy to another! :beerme:

Same to you! :beerme: I took the day off to celebrate. A day game works out perfectly.

membengal
04-13-2006, 02:55 PM
Eric Milton is not the cheeriest interview to listen to...

redsfan30
04-13-2006, 02:56 PM
Excuse my ignorance but does that mean it's blowing out or in.:help:
Out to right field.

cumberlandreds
04-13-2006, 02:57 PM
Out to right field.

Thanks!

redsfan30
04-13-2006, 02:59 PM
Just thinking out load, but would it be benefitial to have a play-by-play only thread for those who actually use the game thread to get thier game updates? It's awful hard for those people to sift through all the comments and find what actually happened.

Maybe have two game threads, one play-by-play and the other for commentery.

Just wondering.

paintmered
04-13-2006, 03:00 PM
Maybe everyone but the mods is banned from chat right now because ochre is in there too.

traderumor
04-13-2006, 03:01 PM
Just thinking out load, but would it be benefitial to have a play-by-play only thread for those who actually use the game thread to get thier game updates? It's awful hard for those people to sift through all the comments and find what actually happened.

Maybe have two game threads, one play-by-play and the other for commentery.

Just wondering.
I'd say you could get that from any of the gamechannels on either yahoo or espn or sportsline.

cumberlandreds
04-13-2006, 03:01 PM
Just thinking out load, but would it be benefitial to have a play-by-play only thread for those who actually use the game thread to get thier game updates? It's awful hard for those people to sift through all the comments and find what actually happened.

Maybe have two game threads, one play-by-play and the other for commentery.

Just wondering.

Just my opinion but I like it the way it is. The commentary is what I like best. But that's just me.

traderumor
04-13-2006, 03:01 PM
doc k says jr is available to ph

redsfan30
04-13-2006, 03:02 PM
doc k says jr is available to ph
:thumbup:

SeeinRed
04-13-2006, 03:04 PM
Do you think that Milton is jealous of Arroyo's hittin abilities? He led this staff in homers last year. (in more ways than one) Maybe he will raise his level of play and hit one today. Especially since he's a lefty and the wind is blowing out to right. Just some hopefull thinking.

jhiller21
04-13-2006, 03:05 PM
doc k says jr is available to ph

Great news :clap:

RedRage
04-13-2006, 03:05 PM
The real question is: Is Arroyo available to PH? We are definitely going to need his bat with this lineup.
:mooner:

pedro
04-13-2006, 03:05 PM
I'd say you could get that from any of the gamechannels on either yahoo or espn or sportsline.

that's what i do if I want the cold hard facts.

the game thread is like watching the game with a bunch of people.

OldXOhio
04-13-2006, 03:06 PM
Yeah, that's what I was thinking too, the kid ain't gonna get 162 starts this season and I expect to see him slotted against certain pitchers from time to time. It's too bad it's on the heels of a bad game defensely.

why put any thought or reason into it...let's look at the negative side of it while whining about that lineup instead.

Heath
04-13-2006, 03:06 PM
Jerry Narron said that EdE's gonna have days like yesterday. He's the starting 3b and this is part of the deal and will be in the lineup against St Louis.

He did say that if EdE's gonna have other days defensively like he did on Wednesday, he's gonna be benched.

CTA513
04-13-2006, 03:10 PM
Jerry Narron said that EdE's gonna have days like yesterday. He's the starting 3b and this is part of the deal and will be in the lineup against St Louis.

He did say that if EdE's gonna have other days defensively like he did on Wednesday, he's gonna be benched.

He should tell the veterans to set a better example for him. ;)

smith288
04-13-2006, 03:10 PM
Jerry Narron said that EdE's gonna have days like yesterday. He's the starting 3b and this is part of the deal and will be in the lineup against St Louis.

He did say that if EdE's gonna have other days defensively like he did on Wednesday, he's gonna be benched.
I like the tough stance on crappy D even though im not a huge Narron fan.

TeamBoone
04-13-2006, 03:12 PM
Jerry Narron said that EdE's gonna have days like yesterday. He's the starting 3b and this is part of the deal and will be in the lineup against St Louis.

He did say that if EdE's gonna have other days defensively like he did on Wednesday, he's gonna be benched.

Is it just me, or aren't those statements contradictory?

Heath
04-13-2006, 03:13 PM
Is it just me, or aren't those statements contradictory?

I just typed what he said.

To me Narron didn't finish his thought - he needed to say that if EdE's gonna make 3 errors a night a habit, he's benched.

BRM
04-13-2006, 03:13 PM
Is it just me, or aren't those statements contradictory?

It's not just you.

redsfan30
04-13-2006, 03:13 PM
Is it just me, or aren't those statements contradictory?
If the days are sparatic, you can live with them and chalk them up to growing pains. If it happens consistantly, then you have to look at different options.

Heath
04-13-2006, 03:15 PM
He should tell the veterans to set a better example for him. ;)


See Womack, Tony.

smith288
04-13-2006, 03:16 PM
Sometimes EdE can look like like the best 3rd basemen in baseball other days he will look like a turd... Just have to live with it...unless as Narron said, becomes an all too often occurance.

Heath
04-13-2006, 03:17 PM
Plenty of open seats left in Chicago.

Big Klu
04-13-2006, 03:19 PM
Home of the "Breve"?!

paintmered
04-13-2006, 03:20 PM
Home of the "Breve"?!

:laugh:

Gallen5862
04-13-2006, 03:20 PM
I am still banned from the chat.

jhiller21
04-13-2006, 03:20 PM
Someone needs to teach Wayne Messmer how to sing the last line of the National Anthem.

"Home of the Braevvvveee"?

Jr's Boy
04-13-2006, 03:20 PM
How do I access the chat room?

Heath
04-13-2006, 03:21 PM
How do I access the chat room?

Pay Isabella Soprano $9.95 a minute.

Oh wait, that was YESTERDAY'S thread.

wolfboy
04-13-2006, 03:22 PM
Click the chat button on the toolbar at the top of the screen. It's to the right of the "donate" button.

Heath
04-13-2006, 03:22 PM
Carlos Zambrano, getting the ball and firing.

No wasted stuff right now.

Ryan Freel has a seat - K.

Heath
04-13-2006, 03:23 PM
banned from Chat means I get to do some PBP.

Lopez Flies out to SS (6).

2 down

GAC
04-13-2006, 03:24 PM
Hr Dunn!

IslandRed
04-13-2006, 03:24 PM
Someone needs to teach Wayne Messmer how to sing the last line of the National Anthem.

"Home of the Braevvvveee"?

That's who that is? Dude looks like Charley Steiner.

Big Klu
04-13-2006, 03:24 PM
Wow!

Jpup
04-13-2006, 03:24 PM
Dunn does it again. :D

Jr's Boy
04-13-2006, 03:24 PM
Woohoo!Dunn with a blast!

NC Reds
04-13-2006, 03:24 PM
Wooooooooooooooooooo!

Heath
04-13-2006, 03:24 PM
Dunn hits one out after Marty blasts him for not "run producing" yesterday.

1-0 Cincinnati.

BuckWoody
04-13-2006, 03:24 PM
Dunn!! :beerme:

HotCorner
04-13-2006, 03:24 PM
Oh yeah!

Heath
04-13-2006, 03:25 PM
Here comes Richie Aurilia with 2 out.

membengal
04-13-2006, 03:25 PM
Adam Dunn makes Ron Santo grumpy.

cumberlandreds
04-13-2006, 03:26 PM
How far did Dunn's homer go?

BRM
04-13-2006, 03:26 PM
I read a thread on MLB.com this morning ripping Dunn for hitting all solo shots. He just added more fuel to the fire today.

Jr's Boy
04-13-2006, 03:26 PM
Man these are the worst play by play guys.They'll come back in an hour and repeat the same things about the players.I never thought i'd say this,but bring back Steve Stone!

OnBaseMachine
04-13-2006, 03:26 PM
Nice shot Adam! I like him in that 3 spot.

Heath
04-13-2006, 03:26 PM
RA, in the cleanup spot, after being down 0-2, works a full count and then K's swinging.

one run on one hit.

Mid One - Reds 1, Cubs upcoming.

registerthis
04-13-2006, 03:26 PM
Stupid question:

Why can you only send emails to Marty when the Reds are at home?

Psst, guys, you can check email remotely, you know. I know a guy who can hook you up.

HotCorner
04-13-2006, 03:26 PM
Excellent "professional" at-bat RA

Heath
04-13-2006, 03:27 PM
How far did Dunn's homer go?

far enough to go over the wall.
;)

Gainesville Red
04-13-2006, 03:27 PM
That's who that is? Dude looks like Charley Steiner.

Ha! I thought the same thing.

Heath
04-13-2006, 03:28 PM
Here comes Eric Milton with a Jet Stream to Deep Center.

What's the over/under on HR's given up?

Jr's Boy
04-13-2006, 03:28 PM
That's who that is? Dude looks like Charley Steiner.


Same thing I thought.lol

Big Klu
04-13-2006, 03:28 PM
Updated Reds HR list (players in italics are active):

Reds All-Time Home Run Leaders
1. Johnny Bench - 389
2. Frank Robinson - 324
3. Tony Perez - 287
4. Ted Kluszewski - 251
5. George Foster - 244
6. Eric Davis - 203
7. Barry Larkin - 198
8. Vada Pinson - 186
9. Wally Post - 172
10. Adam Dunn - 163
11. Gus Bell - 160
12. Joe Morgan - 152
12. Pete Rose - 152
14. Lee May - 147
15. Ken Griffey, Jr. - 140
16. Dan Driessen - 133
17. Reggie Sanders - 125
18. Ernie Lombardi - 120
19. Sean Casey - 118
20. Frank McCormick - 110
21. Dave Parker - 107
22. Chris Sabo - 104
23. Dave Concepcion - 101
24. Gordy Coleman - 98
25. Paul O'Neill - 96

Jr's Boy
04-13-2006, 03:28 PM
Cmon,123 Milton.

Tommyjohn25
04-13-2006, 03:28 PM
Adam Dunn going opposite field = Every pitcher in baseball feeling terrified.

Gainesville Red
04-13-2006, 03:29 PM
"When the music stopped Brandon Phillips was the closest to second base so he gets the start today."

Nice, from the Cubs announcer.

Reds Nd2
04-13-2006, 03:29 PM
How many shots of red headed kids in the stands will WGN show today?

registerthis
04-13-2006, 03:30 PM
"When the music stopped Brandon Phillips was the closest to second base so he gets the start today."

Nice, from the Cubs announcer.

That's great, coming from the team starting Neifi Perez at third.

Reds Nd2
04-13-2006, 03:30 PM
"When the music stopped Brandon Phillips was the closest to second base so he gets the start today."

Nice, from the Cubs announcer.

They said earlier that you had to take a number to play 2B.

Gizmo
04-13-2006, 03:30 PM
"When the music stopped Brandon Phillips was the closest to second base so he gets the start today."

Nice, from the Cubs announcer.


That's funny. I put on Marty and Steve today, as listening to WGN yesterday drove me crazy.

Gainesville Red
04-13-2006, 03:31 PM
That's great, coming from the team starting Neifi Perez at third.

An excellent point.

registerthis
04-13-2006, 03:31 PM
That being said, I don't like today's infield.

At all.

Big Klu
04-13-2006, 03:31 PM
"When the music stopped Brandon Phillips was the closest to second base so he gets the start today."

Nice, from the Cubs announcer.

You know, Bob, that three of the four second basemen are in the starting lineup today.

Heath
04-13-2006, 03:31 PM
Bottom 1 -

Pierre - takes a lot of pitches from Milton (who's leaving them high again) - fouls off plenty, finally lines out to Lopez.

Redlegs23
04-13-2006, 03:32 PM
Can someone give some PBP for those of us stuck at work with no radio.

Thanks in advance.

NM, didn't see you already have that covered Heath.

Gizmo
04-13-2006, 03:32 PM
That being said, I don't like today's infield.

At all.

can't be worse than yesterday...

Jr's Boy
04-13-2006, 03:32 PM
Is there anyway to get the game page to auto refresh?

WMR
04-13-2006, 03:33 PM
I like giving Womack's starts to Phillips.

OnBaseMachine
04-13-2006, 03:33 PM
Adam Dunn going opposite field = Every pitcher in baseball feeling terrified.

Two of his homers have been to center or around that area, one to right, and two to leftfield.

And three of his five homers have been off lefties.

Big Klu
04-13-2006, 03:34 PM
You know, Bob, that the Reds won the World Series in 1990 with four second basemen:

Mariano Duncan
Bill Doran (replaced on the postseason roster by Billy Bates)
Ron Oester
Luis Quiñones

smith288
04-13-2006, 03:34 PM
ESPN's gamecast is synched up awesomely with my MLB Audio

Gainesville Red
04-13-2006, 03:34 PM
First two batters have made Milton throw a lot of pitches. Seems like, I haven't counted or anything.

Gizmo
04-13-2006, 03:35 PM
First two batters have made Milton throw a lot of pitches. Seems like, I haven't counted or anything.


Yes, a ton of pitches and only 1 batter faced. BP coming in the 6th again, be ready...

Heath
04-13-2006, 03:35 PM
Former Oriole Jerry Hairston, Jr. hitting second hitting off the "Bearded One", goes full again, finally strikes out looking.

If I hear the words "pitch efficent" again, I'm going to ... who knows...

Jr's Boy
04-13-2006, 03:35 PM
ring em up!

Gizmo
04-13-2006, 03:35 PM
strike out for 2 outs!

Big Klu
04-13-2006, 03:35 PM
See ya, Jerry Jr.!

Heath
04-13-2006, 03:36 PM
I'm afraid at sometime around 3 - My PBP today is over - I have a meeting.

Afternoon games rock and suck at the same time.

Gainesville Red
04-13-2006, 03:36 PM
If I hear the words "pitch efficent" again, I'm going to ... who knows...

What is pitch efficient?

Heath
04-13-2006, 03:37 PM
Derrek Lee, with the wind blowing out, 4-17 against Milton lifetime (with 3 HR's) takes a walk.

Gainesville Red
04-13-2006, 03:37 PM
Third full count in three batters. Didn't work out as well this time. BB

Heath
04-13-2006, 03:38 PM
What is pitch efficient?

ask Steve Stewart - its the new Reds on Radio catchphrase. You have to drink a 12oz curl when it said.

PickOff
04-13-2006, 03:38 PM
Don't know about that walk, close call. The pitch before Milton was clocked at 93mph.

Jr's Boy
04-13-2006, 03:38 PM
good deal

Gizmo
04-13-2006, 03:38 PM
much more "pitch efficient" on the ground out to end the inning

CTA513
04-13-2006, 03:38 PM
If Milton keeps on throwing this many pitches he will last about 4 innings.

:bang:

Heath
04-13-2006, 03:38 PM
The third out is recorded 6-4.

Bottom 1-

Reds 1
Cubs 0

registerthis
04-13-2006, 03:39 PM
Milton's got the no-no going through 1. :)

Heath
04-13-2006, 03:39 PM
If Milton keeps on throwing this many pitches he will last about 4 innings.

:bang:

Hey, then we'll see Mike Burns!

OnBaseMachine
04-13-2006, 03:39 PM
Chris Shelton hit another HR today - now has 7. Think the Pirates wish they had him back right about now?

Heath
04-13-2006, 03:40 PM
Chris Shelton's going Barbaro Garbey in Detroit.

Thankfully Jim Leyland doesn't have Sparky's hyperbole.

Heath
04-13-2006, 03:40 PM
Here we go top 2 - Hatteburg, Kearns, & Phillips.

Jpup
04-13-2006, 03:41 PM
Hey, then we'll see Mike Burns!

:laugh:

GAC
04-13-2006, 03:41 PM
Really sucks not being able to get into chat. They need to fix this! ;)

RedRage
04-13-2006, 03:42 PM
Pitch-efficient for pitchers is kinda like "scrappy" for position players right?

GridironGrace
04-13-2006, 03:42 PM
here!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Heath
04-13-2006, 03:42 PM
Hatteburg, 1 for his last 11, lines one foul, hits a few foul, and works a full count.

He promptly goes 3 unassisted.

Cigar2
04-13-2006, 03:44 PM
Really sucks not being able to get into chat. They need to fix this! ;)


Ditto's I hope the Mods Fix It.:devil:

Heath
04-13-2006, 03:44 PM
Here's Kearns hitting out of place.

Kearns gets in the hole, 0-2, gets a piece of Ball one, strikes out looking.

2 out.

GAC
04-13-2006, 03:44 PM
Ears Ks

OnBaseMachine
04-13-2006, 03:44 PM
That was inside.

GridironGrace
04-13-2006, 03:45 PM
Wow.......Phillips to 2B freel to CF.


COOL. :)

GAC
04-13-2006, 03:45 PM
having to go from chat to the game thread.... I feel so dirty! :D

Big Klu
04-13-2006, 03:46 PM
That was inside.

I thought it was a strike.

registerthis
04-13-2006, 03:46 PM
Chris Shelton hit another HR today - now has 7. Think the Pirates wish they had him back right about now?

He also just hit a double.

The man is a machine.

GridironGrace
04-13-2006, 03:46 PM
Not a bad AB so far :)

Big Klu
04-13-2006, 03:46 PM
Phillips grievously injured the sign.

GridironGrace
04-13-2006, 03:47 PM
SIX PItches b4 a ball lol

And that 7th was a ball tooo :(

Heath
04-13-2006, 03:47 PM
Here's Brandon Phillips, the former Indian. He's hitting 1.000. Right handed hitter, wearing number 4. (formerly held by Ray Olmedo)

Quickly goes in the hole 0-2, and fouls one off, and another, and another, takes a ball low, Marty rambles on about Quentin McCracken's return, and Phillips K's.

Mid 2

Reds 1
Cubs 0

Big Klu
04-13-2006, 03:47 PM
Now that one was borderline outside. But it's OK, as long as Milton gets that call, too.

OnBaseMachine
04-13-2006, 03:47 PM
That called strike 3 on Phillips was called a ball on Derrek Lee. All I ask for in consistency. I don't care if Barry Bonds or Aaron Harang is batting - give them the same strike zone.

GridironGrace
04-13-2006, 03:48 PM
LETS GO MILTON........................


ALL you today baby!!!!

1...2 ...3

Heath
04-13-2006, 03:48 PM
I'm interested to see who gets sent down or released on Quentin McCracken's return. IIRC, McCracken's on a Minor League deal, so I'm guessing he's heading to Louisville.

I think it's John Fay's turn to do the 2nd inning today. I'll paraphase some of the answers.

westofyou
04-13-2006, 03:48 PM
Chris Shelton hit another HR today - now has 7. Think the Pirates wish they had him back right about now?
Shoot Pedro wishes he took my advice an picked him up last week, he didn't so I did.

Yeppers

Heath
04-13-2006, 03:49 PM
Pagan up for the Cubs - John Fay in the booth

Caveat Emperor
04-13-2006, 03:49 PM
It looked like a ball to me, but Zambrano is getting great movement on his pitches, so it wouldn't surprise me at all if the Ump saw the pitch tailing back toward the plate and rung Phillips up based on that.

Stupid Labor Law class caused me to misss Adam Dunn's homer!

Heath
04-13-2006, 03:49 PM
Fay and Marty talk about the weather.

Pagan singles. One on, no outs.

CTA513
04-13-2006, 03:49 PM
Now that one was borderline outside. But it's OK, as long as Milton gets that call, too.

Milton wont get the same zone that Zambrano gets.

Heath
04-13-2006, 03:50 PM
Ronny Cedeno up.

He sacrifices 1-3 - Pagan goes to the 2nd - one out

Heath
04-13-2006, 03:51 PM
Fay updates on Griffey - stiffness is looser. Chance to play Friday in STL, will definately play Saturday.

Neffi Perez up.

Reds Nd2
04-13-2006, 03:51 PM
Cool! The Cubs giving away outs early today.

GridironGrace
04-13-2006, 03:52 PM
2 Down.

wooooooowhooooooo

Heath
04-13-2006, 03:52 PM
Fay says that Narron wants to give Griffey a day off in STL - but he gets today (obviously)

Perez lines out to Dunn. Pagan stays at 2nd - 2 outs. Blanco up.

Puffy
04-13-2006, 03:52 PM
By the way, last night after work I went home and googled Isabella Soprano - and I was correct, not a good idea if you are at work. And second base has a very different meaning to me when looking at her pictures.

:evil:

OnBaseMachine
04-13-2006, 03:52 PM
If Dunn was one inch shorter then that's a double.

cincyinco
04-13-2006, 03:54 PM
Dunn hits one out after Marty blasts him for not "run producing" yesterday.

1-0 Cincinnati.

Jeez, its just 1 game.. I mean. he's only OPSing about 1.400 to begin the early season.. if thats not producing i dont know what is..

Heath
04-13-2006, 03:54 PM
Fay is not shocked that EdE is not in the lineup. Blames the "ground" on EdE's errors.

Blanco up.

Fay says that he's not shocked that Phillips is playing. Marty says a trade needs to be made.

Marty says bullpen looked good (huh?) - Fay says they will work more innings.

No update on timetable on LaRue.

Milton's tossing a lot of pitches.

Blanco goes full and strikes out.

after 2

Reds 1
Cubs 0

registerthis
04-13-2006, 03:55 PM
It looked like a ball to me, but Zambrano is getting great movement on his pitches, so it wouldn't surprise me at all if the Ump saw the pitch tailing back toward the plate and rung Phillips up based on that.

Stupid Labor Law class caused me to misss Adam Dunn's homer!

Yes, but the fair Labor Standards Act and the ADA are very important, CE. Dunn homer or not, you need to learn about the importance of protected clasees. :)

redsfan30
04-13-2006, 03:55 PM
Nice to retire the eight hole hitter and have the pitcher leading off the next inning.

Gotta start being more pitch efficient, though. We really need a deep outing today by Milton to keep the bullpen from deciding the game.

registerthis
04-13-2006, 03:55 PM
What an uninspired K call by marty, almost like he was disappointed that Milton struck him out.

Heath
04-13-2006, 03:56 PM
Edit on the above -

Fay says the bullpen needs to work more consecutive innings. An example is Mike Burns working 2 innings.

had to clear up the obvious.

PickOff
04-13-2006, 03:56 PM
Through two Zambrano at 35 pitches, Milton at 38. Zambrano has given up one run, Milton none. To hear the Cubs announcers tell it, however, Milton has thrown a ton of pitches and Zambrano is right on track.

Tommyjohn25
04-13-2006, 03:57 PM
Good to hear about Junior, I'll gladly accept another day off if he's back for sure on Saturday. Still scares me a bit though.

Heath
04-13-2006, 03:57 PM
We go to top of 3

Bad Boy in the booth.

Dave Ross up

I am leaving at the middle of the third - sorry- work calls.

RedRage
04-13-2006, 03:57 PM
Fay says the bullpen needs to work more consecutive innings. An example is Mike Burns working 2 innings.


I'm thinking that's a bad idea.

registerthis
04-13-2006, 03:57 PM
By the way, last night after work I went home and googled Isabella Soprano - and I was correct, not a good idea if you are at work.

No--no it's not. Not a good idea at all. :evil:

Heath
04-13-2006, 03:57 PM
Ross, taking pitches left and right, takes a walk.

Caveat Emperor
04-13-2006, 03:57 PM
Yes, but the fair Labor Standards Act and the ADA are very important, CE. Dunn homer or not, you need to learn about the importance of protected clasees. :)

That was Employment Law last term. This term is entirely focused on the National Labor Relations Act.

Union ULPs rock the party that rocks the body.

Heath
04-13-2006, 03:59 PM
Milton up in a bunting situation - bunts right to where everyone is, and bunts into a fielder's choice 1-6.

One out, Milton on first and Freel at the plate.

RichRed
04-13-2006, 03:59 PM
Fay says the bullpen needs to work more consecutive innings. An example is Mike Burns working 2 innings.


I'm thinking that's a bad idea.

Mike Burns eats worms.

traderumor
04-13-2006, 03:59 PM
Jeez, its just 1 game.. I mean. he's only OPSing about 1.400 to begin the early season.. if thats not producing i dont know what is..
I didn't hear any blast, he said he had a lot of opportunities and the Cubs shut him down. That was true, was it not?

Heath
04-13-2006, 03:59 PM
Freel, 0-1 with a K.

Zambrano balks Milton to 2nd.

GAC
04-13-2006, 04:00 PM
Balk... Freel HBP

2 men on

membengal
04-13-2006, 04:00 PM
Ron Santo is back to suicidal over the balk with Milton at first.

Gainesville Red
04-13-2006, 04:00 PM
By the way, last night after work I went home and googled Isabella Soprano - and I was correct, not a good idea if you are at work. And second base has a very different meaning to me when looking at her pictures.

:evil:


Yeah, I just did a google image search. That'll get ya fired.

Heath
04-13-2006, 04:00 PM
Freel is HBP

Milton at 2nd, Freel at 1st, One out.

Zambrano's getting hugs from his teammates on the mound.

Big Klu
04-13-2006, 04:00 PM
Fay says the bullpen needs to work more consecutive innings. An example is Mike Burns working 2 innings.


I'm thinking that's a bad idea.

I disagree. We don't need a bunch of bad one-inning pitchers. It would be better if some (or most) of them could go more than one inning, so that we don't need as many of them.

IslandRed
04-13-2006, 04:00 PM
That was bizarre... Z throws to first while Lee is playing behind Milton, and then he plunks Freel with the next pitch.

membengal
04-13-2006, 04:00 PM
Santo now talking about how Zambrano is upset over the balk, which is apparently meant to explain Freel getting plunked on the next pitch.

Caveat Emperor
04-13-2006, 04:01 PM
Balk... Freel HBP

2 men on

HBP = scrappier way of taking a free pass to first.

Heath
04-13-2006, 04:01 PM
Here's Felipe.

0 for 1, but hitting .314 on the young season.

Dunn on deck.

Gainesville Red
04-13-2006, 04:01 PM
Why even be concerned with Milton at first if you're Zambrano?

Big Klu
04-13-2006, 04:01 PM
Milton turned around and looked at the first-base ump as if to say, "Isn't that a balk?"

Heath
04-13-2006, 04:01 PM
Felipe hits one OUT

Puffy
04-13-2006, 04:01 PM
If I were Narron here I would have Lopez double instead of making an out or K'ing or something.

OnBaseMachine
04-13-2006, 04:01 PM
Gone!!!

Patrick Bateman
04-13-2006, 04:02 PM
An other gem by the Cubbie announcers:

After Freel gets hit by a pitch they say: It's a good thing Milton is on base because now Freel has nowhere to go.

Wow.

PickOff
04-13-2006, 04:02 PM
Yes, Lopez!! Nice!!

Big Klu
04-13-2006, 04:02 PM
Three-run jack by Felipe!

Heath
04-13-2006, 04:02 PM
4-0 Reds - still only one out.

flynn78
04-13-2006, 04:02 PM
FeLo goes deep! 4-0 Good Guys

kyred14
04-13-2006, 04:02 PM
Zambrano falling apart :D

Gallen5862
04-13-2006, 04:02 PM
Lopez with a 3 run HR.

Heath
04-13-2006, 04:02 PM
If I were Narron here I would have Lopez double instead of making an out or K'ing or something.

or hit a home run .

Gainesville Red
04-13-2006, 04:02 PM
Gotta like that. Zambrano sort of self-destructed a little. Isn't that kind of his thing? Get him a little rattled and he'll break down?

GAC
04-13-2006, 04:02 PM
Lopez with a 3 run homer!

And it couldn't happen to a bigger idiot in Zambrano! :D

traderumor
04-13-2006, 04:03 PM
Woo Hoo!!! I feel like I have foreknowledge with the mlb.com delay

Chip R
04-13-2006, 04:03 PM
Fay is not shocked that EdE is not in the lineup. Blames the "ground" on EdE's errors.


That's what Michael Barrett was saying yesterday.

flynn78
04-13-2006, 04:03 PM
I love when Zambrano loses his mind like this, if he played everyday he would be the Ron Artest of MLB.

Heath
04-13-2006, 04:03 PM
Zambrano falling apart :D

yeah - He tossed one to take Dunn off the plate.

Dunn, 1-1 with a solo HR. He's pissed at no chance for a Sac Fly.

He strikes out on a Foul Tip.

Puffy
04-13-2006, 04:03 PM
or hit a home run .

A double would have been scrappier.

GAC
04-13-2006, 04:03 PM
foul tip my eye! :lol:

Chip R
04-13-2006, 04:04 PM
Gotta like that. Zambrano sort of self-destructed a little. Isn't that kind of his thing? Get him a little rattled and he'll break down?

Yep.

registerthis
04-13-2006, 04:04 PM
Woo Hoo!!! I feel like I have foreknowledge with the mlb.com delay

LOL

If only we could parlay the 15 second delay into a money-making enterprise of some sort...

westofyou
04-13-2006, 04:04 PM
CINCINNATI REDS
SEASON

HOMERUNS YEAR HR
1 Reds 1882 5
2 Reds 1899 13
T3 Reds 1916 14
T3 Reds 1908 14
T5 Reds 1918 15
T5 Reds 1915 15
T5 Reds 1907 15
T8 Reds 1914 16
T8 Reds 1906 16
T10 Reds 1902 18
T10 Reds 1920 18
T12 Reds 2006 19
T12 Reds 1896 19
T12 Reds 1898 19
T14 Reds 1921 20
T14 Reds 1919 20

BRM
04-13-2006, 04:05 PM
Is Santo still breathing?

Heath
04-13-2006, 04:05 PM
Here's Aurilia - hitting fourth - O'fer 1

He strikes out - 3 out

3 runs 2 hits -

Bottom 3 -

Reds 4
Cubs 0

BTW - RA is currently 0-6 when starting at 3b.

PickOff
04-13-2006, 04:05 PM
Two opposite field homers by the Reds today. Good stuff.

vaticanplum
04-13-2006, 04:05 PM
God I love Zambrano

Heath
04-13-2006, 04:06 PM
I got a meeting - hopefully someone can take over and do a better job! :D

smith288
04-13-2006, 04:06 PM
An other gem by the Cubbie announcers:

After Freel gets hit by a pitch they say: It's a good thing Milton is on base because now Freel has nowhere to go.

Wow.
A home run os a way to go eh?

cincyinco
04-13-2006, 04:06 PM
I didn't hear any blast, he said he had a lot of opportunities and the Cubs shut him down. That was true, was it not?

That is true.. but still my point remains.. big deal? it was 1 game over the course of 162.. Dunn is BOUND to have a bad day just like everyone else in baseball. :)

Big Klu
04-13-2006, 04:06 PM
CINCINNATI REDS
SEASON

HOMERUNS YEAR HR
1 Reds 1882 5
2 Reds 1899 13
T3 Reds 1916 14
T3 Reds 1908 14
T5 Reds 1918 15
T5 Reds 1915 15
T5 Reds 1907 15
T8 Reds 1914 16
T8 Reds 1906 16
T10 Reds 1902 18
T10 Reds 1920 18
T12 Reds 2006 19
T12 Reds 1896 19
T12 Reds 1898 19
T14 Reds 1921 20
T14 Reds 1919 20

I assume that this list is sorted by fewest HRs?

Heath
04-13-2006, 04:06 PM
God I love Zambrano

I love you too.

Sincerely, Scott Hatteburg.

:D

OnBaseMachine
04-13-2006, 04:07 PM
Jim Edmonds has committed two errors today.

membengal
04-13-2006, 04:07 PM
Is Santo still breathing?


In an upset of major proportions...yes. Although I think I am hearing the clinking of ice in a glass and the pouring of liquid from a flask, so perhaps he is retreating to his happy place...

BRM
04-13-2006, 04:07 PM
Jim Edmonds has committed two errors today.

He must have forgot to dive.

membengal
04-13-2006, 04:08 PM
Jim Edmonds has committed two errors today.


Clearly he should be benched tomorrow then...

Big Klu
04-13-2006, 04:08 PM
Jim Edmonds has committed two errors today.

George Grande is on suicide watch.

redsfan30
04-13-2006, 04:08 PM
Jim Edmonds has committed two errors today.
:cry:

Jim Edmonds=:rolleyes:

smith288
04-13-2006, 04:09 PM
He must have forgot to dive.
You really got to time those right in order to make George Grande and ESPN gush...otherwise errors will abound.

cincyinco
04-13-2006, 04:09 PM
Milton shoulda plunked Zambrano..

redsfan30
04-13-2006, 04:09 PM
93 MPH on the fastball to strike Pierre out.

GridironGrace
04-13-2006, 04:09 PM
k,k,k

Caveat Emperor
04-13-2006, 04:10 PM
Milton dialed it up to 93 MPH on that last pitch.

Pierre looked totally shocked.

redsfan30
04-13-2006, 04:10 PM
Just when you think Adam Dunn can't be any worse in left field.....

GridironGrace
04-13-2006, 04:10 PM
2 Out 2B..

get the next one Milton

Caveat Emperor
04-13-2006, 04:10 PM
Harriston is SO going to get teased for not taking Milton deep when he gets back to the dugout.

GridironGrace
04-13-2006, 04:11 PM
That pitch was located pretty good actually

biggestREDSfan
04-13-2006, 04:11 PM
Hairston hits double. 2 outs.

PickOff
04-13-2006, 04:11 PM
That was ugly.

BRM
04-13-2006, 04:11 PM
Milton dialed it up to 93 MPH on that last pitch.

Pierre looked totally shocked.

I think we are all shocked.

GAC
04-13-2006, 04:11 PM
Adam, Adam, Adam :rolleyes:

BRM
04-13-2006, 04:11 PM
Adam, Adam, Adam :rolleyes:

What happened?

Gizmo
04-13-2006, 04:12 PM
yay, and outfielder made a routine play. No matter how unroutine it looked...

TStuck
04-13-2006, 04:12 PM
Freel catches it at the warning track, 3 out!

PickOff
04-13-2006, 04:12 PM
A bit of an adventure, but Freel makes a nice play.

westofyou
04-13-2006, 04:12 PM
I assume that this list is sorted by fewest HRs?
Yep the Reds are stomping on the 1800's

Gizmo
04-13-2006, 04:12 PM
What happened?

Should have been tracked down relativly easy, but he gave up on it and let it bounce off the base of the wall.