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flynn78
04-23-2006, 03:36 PM
Good patience by EE

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 03:36 PM
Encarnacion walks. 9 walks by Davis. 1st and 2nd with 1 out.

WMR
04-23-2006, 03:37 PM
Started out 0-2 and worked the walk.... WOW... what an impressive, impressive AB by EdE right there.

reds44
04-23-2006, 03:37 PM
EE with another awesome AB

Gandalf the Red
04-23-2006, 03:37 PM
I'll see him there :devil:

Assuming your tauntaun doesn't freeze to death before you reach the first marker.

MWM
04-23-2006, 03:37 PM
Reds have now had 12 baserunners with two runs to show for it.

GAC
04-23-2006, 03:37 PM
9 BB's, and not taking advantage of them.... as of yet.

KronoRed
04-23-2006, 03:38 PM
:lol:

3-0

membengal
04-23-2006, 03:38 PM
Don't know what to tell the Brewers, but something seems off with Davis. He's been hit much harder this year to far than the past few years (MUCH harder) and now this kind of control issue day. I wonder if we won't start to hear whispers about some sort of arm pain with Davis at some point in the next month...

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2006, 03:38 PM
Force out, but throwing error scores Kearns!

3-0 Reds.

GAC
04-23-2006, 03:38 PM
Week's error!

Ears scores 3-0 now

Caveat Emperor
04-23-2006, 03:38 PM
9 BB's, and not taking advantage of them.... as of yet.

I feel like I'm living in Kevin Youklis's favorite holodeck program.

THNDRacket
04-23-2006, 03:38 PM
Wow, we're getting some breaks today.

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 03:38 PM
Phillips grounds into a 5-4 fielder's choice. Run scores as Weeks throw is wild to 1st. 3-0 Reds.

reds44
04-23-2006, 03:38 PM
3-0!!!!

reds44
04-23-2006, 03:39 PM
EE with a great slide!

SteelSD
04-23-2006, 03:39 PM
That was possibly the wildest throw on an attempted DP turn I've ever seen.

KronoRed
04-23-2006, 03:39 PM
Assuming your tauntaun doesn't freeze to death before you reach the first marker.
I need a new one anyway
http://www.universeguide.com/Pictures/Tauntaun.jpg

THNDRacket
04-23-2006, 03:40 PM
Amazing that throw didn't go into the dugout. Must have bouced off the roof.

KronoRed
04-23-2006, 03:40 PM
That was possibly the wildest throw on an attempted DP turn I've ever seen.
He led the receiver ;)

Gandalf the Red
04-23-2006, 03:40 PM
I feel like I'm living in Kevin Youklis's favorite holodeck program.

On a related note, Doug Davis is pitching's answer to V'Ger:
"Walk all that is walkable."

Heath
04-23-2006, 03:40 PM
Marty said if the Reds were to lose today, "they would have to perform last rites on Jerry Narron".

As if that's a bad thing.

I've got a nasty wiffle ball game to get back to. Thought I'd pop in and pop right back out.

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2006, 03:40 PM
Doug Davis comes close to balking everytime he throws over to first.

SteelSD
04-23-2006, 03:40 PM
Amazing that throw didn't go into the dugout. Must have bouced off the roof.

Heck, I'm surprised that it stayed in the park. ;)

MWM
04-23-2006, 03:41 PM
Why is Davis still in the game?

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 03:41 PM
Larue doubles past the 3rd basemen. Bad break as Phillips might have scored but the balls gets caught in the tarp.

membengal
04-23-2006, 03:41 PM
Marty on Weeks:

"He's had much the same problem at 2B as EE has had at 3b."

Well, yes. And what might the common denominator between those two be, hmmmm? Perhaps their youth? Slack and all that. Young players will get better defensively as they settle in. As we have seen a number of spectacular plays from EE today, apparently.

KronoRed
04-23-2006, 03:41 PM
Is that a mullet?

JohhnyBench1001
04-23-2006, 03:41 PM
Man the Brewers are killing themselves. We are up by 3......1 on an actual hit driving home a run...........1 on a walk em home...............and 1 on a wild throw on what should have been a DP. I am loving how patient we are being at the plate though. Davis has killed us in the past, because we were to quick to swing at the junk he throws up there. We don't have alot of hits, but we are taking the walks and getting on base.

GAC
04-23-2006, 03:41 PM
Gotta give Harang credit...pitching a good game. Inducing alot of ground balls.

THNDRacket
04-23-2006, 03:41 PM
Wow, the Reds aren't getting any breaks today.

:)

Falls City Beer
04-23-2006, 03:42 PM
I actually agree with Marty. This game can certainly be chalked up as a serious dog for the offense. They ought to be pistol-whipped for this crap.

SteelSD
04-23-2006, 03:42 PM
Time for that idiot to be ejected. Fan interference. Umps can't assume Phillips would have scored, but don't need fans reaching into the field of play for fair balls.

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 03:42 PM
Harang grounds out to 1st. 3-0 Reds mid 5th.

RedRage
04-23-2006, 03:44 PM
Doug Davis 113 pitches.
Ned Yost gets a call from Dusty Baker saying to leave Davis in another inning.

THNDRacket
04-23-2006, 03:45 PM
Koskie bunting?!?!

KronoRed
04-23-2006, 03:45 PM
Doug Davis 113 pitches.
Ned Yost gets a call from Dusty Baker saying to leave Davis in another inning.
Real pitchers go 140

Caveat Emperor
04-23-2006, 03:45 PM
I actually agree with Marty. This game can certainly be chalked up as a serious dog for the offense. They ought to be pistol-whipped for this crap.

Third consectuive dog game by the offense. But, then again we've probably been spoiled rotten by all these 22-19 games.

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 03:45 PM
Koskie grounds out. 1 out.

GAC
04-23-2006, 03:46 PM
Someone tell George Grande HOW to pronounce Denorfria's name! Geez!

Gandalf the Red
04-23-2006, 03:46 PM
Harang spryly throws out the runner.

(Again sending mental telepathy to Krivsky: 3 years, $14 million. Get it done, Wayne.)

Patrick Bateman
04-23-2006, 03:46 PM
It's funny how luck can even out.

EE justs miises a running scoring double, but gets the walk.

Phillips smokes the ball to the thirdbaseman, but we end up with a run anyway when the DP relay is wide.

1 run is about right.

KronoRed
04-23-2006, 03:46 PM
Someone tell George Grande HOW to pronounce Denorfria's name! Geez!
He should just say Deno :D

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 03:47 PM
Miller grounds out to 3rd. 2 outs.

JohhnyBench1001
04-23-2006, 03:47 PM
Third consectuive dog game by the offense. But, then again we've probably been spoiled rotten by all these 22-19 games.


I can live with this type of game though, because we aren't up there swinging at junk. I get mad when we beat ourselves by swinging at bad pitches............today not so bad, becuase we aren't swinging at junk, and just taking our base.

Falls City Beer
04-23-2006, 03:47 PM
Third consectuive dog game by the offense. But, then again we've probably been spoiled rotten by all these 22-19 games.

I disagree. Bush simply had our number yesterday, and I thought they executed well on Friday in spite of Sheets' throwing well.

This is the first game I've seen all season in which the offense is clearly the culprit.

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 03:47 PM
Hardy pinch hitting for Davis.
Hardy grounds out to 3rd. Good stop on that one by Encarnacion. 3-0 Reds after 5.

Wheelhouse
04-23-2006, 03:48 PM
Aurilia has been playing a nice defensive 1st base...

Matt700wlw
04-23-2006, 03:48 PM
EE shines again, defensively!

KronoRed
04-23-2006, 03:48 PM
I got here late..why the heck is McCracken leading off? I'd prefer Rich :help:

THNDRacket
04-23-2006, 03:48 PM
Is EE locked in?

KronoRed
04-23-2006, 03:48 PM
Aurilia has been playing a nice defensive 3rd base...
Why's he got EE's jersey on? :evil:

Reds Nd2
04-23-2006, 03:49 PM
Aurilia is helping to make EzE look like an All-Star today.

Wheelhouse
04-23-2006, 03:50 PM
Sorry I edited it...1st base--he's made several nice plays today

Falls City Beer
04-23-2006, 03:50 PM
Why's he got EE's jersey on? :evil:

It's the 6th annual C. Thomas Howell Soul Man Game.

MWM
04-23-2006, 03:50 PM
It's not that easy to hit a pitcher as wild as Davis was today. You end up expecting the ball to be out of the strike zone and become surprised when it's over the plate. Plus, it's hard to get any timing on a guy who's all over the place.

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 03:50 PM
Justin Lehr in to pitch.

CTA513
04-23-2006, 03:51 PM
Aurilia has been playing a nice defensive 1st base...

He plays it pretty good for someone whos only played there once before in his career.

Falls City Beer
04-23-2006, 03:51 PM
It's not that easy to hit a pitcher as wild as Davis was today. You end up expecting the ball to be out of the strike zone and become surprised when it's over the plate. Plus, it's hard to get any timing on a guy who's all over the place.

Virtually every other club in the NL he's faced has pounded the snot out of the guy this season.

GullyFoyle
04-23-2006, 03:51 PM
This is the first game I've seen all season in which the offense is clearly the culprit.

It is still pretty early considering 9 times we have had batters walked... that is one plate appearance per player :)

MWM
04-23-2006, 03:51 PM
Aurilia has made one good play at first and that was a tag play. I'm not trying to take anything away from him or rag on the guy, but he's not made any non-routine plays that aren't made 99% of the time by most major league first baseman.

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 03:52 PM
McCracken flies out to center. 1 out.

Caveat Emperor
04-23-2006, 03:52 PM
It's not that easy to hit a pitcher as wild as Davis was today. You end up expecting the ball to be out of the strike zone and become surprised when it's over the plate. Plus, it's hard to get any timing on a guy who's all over the place.

Otherwise known as "Scott Williamson Syndrome"

membengal
04-23-2006, 03:53 PM
How exciting! Politics AND golf chatter this inning so far from the radio team! My favorite things, together again!

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 03:53 PM
Lopez reaches on a bunt single.

reds44
04-23-2006, 03:54 PM
FeLo with a bunt single

Wheelhouse
04-23-2006, 03:54 PM
Oh I see--no love for Aurilia allowed---c'mon a couple of EE throws have been a challenge--at least to the point where my heart was in my throat...

MWM
04-23-2006, 03:54 PM
Virtually every other club in the NL he's faced has pounded the snot out of the guy this season.

His last outing he was pounded by Houston. In his previous three starts he had given up 16 hits in 17 innings and had walked 9. That's not being pounded.

RBA
04-23-2006, 03:55 PM
McCracken flies out to center. 1 out.

Big reason why the Reds only scored 3 runs so far. McCracken can't get on base. Piss poor for leadoff hitter.

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 03:55 PM
Aurilia lines a single to left. 1st and 2nd with one out.

reds44
04-23-2006, 03:55 PM
RA singles

Handofdeath
04-23-2006, 03:55 PM
The mood seems to be a lot calmer today on the board. A couple of guys were on suicide watch yesterday.

KronoRed
04-23-2006, 03:55 PM
Allright, a real pitcher to tee off on.

KronoRed
04-23-2006, 03:56 PM
The mood seems to be a lot calmer today on the board. A couple of guys were on suicide watch yesterday.
Have we seen them today? ;)

membengal
04-23-2006, 03:56 PM
Virtually every other club in the NL he's faced has pounded the snot out of the guy this season.


And...he hasn't been crazy wild like this at any other point this season. Just hittable.

flynn78
04-23-2006, 03:56 PM
How exciting! Politics AND golf chatter this inning so far from the radio team! My favorite things, together again!
What are they talking today tee times or Marty's love of the prez?

Wheelhouse
04-23-2006, 03:56 PM
Cmon Adam drive someone in...

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 03:56 PM
Wild pitch moves the runners to 2nd and 3rd.

GAC
04-23-2006, 03:56 PM
2nd and 3rd for Dunn

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 03:57 PM
Intentional walk for Dunn loads the bases.

kyred14
04-23-2006, 03:57 PM
Wusses.........

MWM
04-23-2006, 03:57 PM
Oh I see--no love for Aurilia allowed---c'mon a couple of EE throws have been a challenge--at least to the point where my heart was in my throat...

It has nothing to do with not loving Aurilia. He hasn't had to scoop anything, and he had to come off the bad exactly once and it wasn't a difficult tag to make. Any play where the first baseman doesn't have to come off the bag or doesn't have to scoop one out of the dirt is routine. EdE has made one errant throw and it wasn't off by much. A lot of first baseman probably don't have to come off the bag for that one. his throws have been pretty much on the money today.

Caveat Emperor
04-23-2006, 03:57 PM
The mood seems to be a lot calmer today on the board. A couple of guys were on suicide watch yesterday.

When you had the team pegged for close to 100 losses before the season started, it's easy to maintain a steady view on things. :evil:

THNDRacket
04-23-2006, 03:57 PM
Dunn fails again with RISP

KronoRed
04-23-2006, 03:57 PM
Sac fly time, a homer would kill this.

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2006, 03:57 PM
Gotta get a run here...

membengal
04-23-2006, 03:57 PM
What are they talking today tee times or Marty's love of the prez?

Tee times and a visit with the house majority leader...

KronoRed
04-23-2006, 03:58 PM
Damn Dunn..he should have reached for some of those INTENTIONAL throws, a real player would have.

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 03:58 PM
Kearns hit by a pitch on the hand. 4-0 Reds.

KronoRed
04-23-2006, 03:58 PM
Kearns plunked.

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2006, 03:58 PM
Tough way to get a run. I hope Kearns is OK.

flynn78
04-23-2006, 03:58 PM
Shoot, Kearnsy hit on the hand that has been broken before. Darn!

Falls City Beer
04-23-2006, 03:58 PM
And...he hasn't been crazy wild like this at any other point this season. Just hittable.

So, it's okay to get 9 BBs and score three runs with this offense? Uhhh...

Come on, I defend this offense like a madman because it's great...but this performance today has sucked from that quadrant.

CTA513
04-23-2006, 03:58 PM
Aurilia has made one good play at first and that was a tag play. I'm not trying to take anything away from him or rag on the guy, but he's not made any non-routine plays that aren't made 99% of the time by most major league first baseman.

He may not be Lee or Pujols, but hes 100 times better than Hatteberg. He can actually catch the ball and can stretch out to save would be throwing errors.

Wheelhouse
04-23-2006, 03:58 PM
Damn he better not be hurt...

reds44
04-23-2006, 03:58 PM
4-0!

RedRage
04-23-2006, 03:59 PM
Way to take one for the team Kearnsy!

as long as you're not hurt that is.

KronoRed
04-23-2006, 03:59 PM
A GS might force me to go outside and do stuff

kyred14
04-23-2006, 04:00 PM
Ee!

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 04:00 PM
Encarnacion doubles in 3 runs!!! 7-0 Reds.

THNDRacket
04-23-2006, 04:00 PM
Ee!

Wheelhouse
04-23-2006, 04:00 PM
EE=mint.

KronoRed
04-23-2006, 04:00 PM
Only 3 runs..I have to stay now :D

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2006, 04:00 PM
Encarnacion is a stud!

reds44
04-23-2006, 04:00 PM
EE 3 rbi double!!!!

Handofdeath
04-23-2006, 04:00 PM
Damn Dunn..he should have reached for some of those INTENTIONAL throws, a real player would have.

My sentiments exactly. He is 6'6".

Strikes Out Looking
04-23-2006, 04:01 PM
Did Kearns stay in the game?

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 04:01 PM
Phillips doubles to left. 8-0 Reds!!

KronoRed
04-23-2006, 04:01 PM
Phillips! :clap:

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2006, 04:01 PM
Phillips RBI double!

Wheelhouse
04-23-2006, 04:01 PM
BP=mint.

kyred14
04-23-2006, 04:01 PM
Offense has awoken.

THNDRacket
04-23-2006, 04:01 PM
I hope that makes Kearns' hand feel better.

paintmered
04-23-2006, 04:01 PM
BP makes it 8-0 with a double!

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 04:01 PM
Did Kearns stay in the game?yes, looks like he is fine.

KronoRed
04-23-2006, 04:01 PM
Brew crew go to the pen

Falls City Beer
04-23-2006, 04:01 PM
Milwaukee's BP is as bad as ours.

reds44
04-23-2006, 04:01 PM
Payback is a you know what.

membengal
04-23-2006, 04:01 PM
So, it's okay to get 9 BBs and score three runs with this offense? Uhhh...

Come on, I defend this offense like a madman because it's great...but this performance today has sucked from that quadrant.

And...NOW they have seven (and now eight) runs. Sometimes, as MWN said, it can be a challenge to hit a pitcher as wild as Davis was. Strange, but true.

At any rate, EE is the man, and the cushion is nice. And Phillips is the man too. They are all men. Men who hit.

KronoRed
04-23-2006, 04:01 PM
Allright, a real pitcher to tee off on.
;)

JohhnyBench1001
04-23-2006, 04:01 PM
So, it's okay to get 9 BBs and score three runs with this offense? Uhhh...

Come on, I defend this offense like a madman because it's great...but this performance today has sucked from that quadrant.


No it's being patient. Nowe we get a pitcher that is throwing strikes and we are killing him. This has been a very good offensive performance by the Reds......we've scored 8 runs, and counting. I can live with that day in and day out.

CrackerJack
04-23-2006, 04:02 PM
Nice hit by EE - stayed back on the 0ff-speeder and drilled it into LF, followed by a BP smash for another run.

Some payback today. Nice day for EE.

GullyFoyle
04-23-2006, 04:02 PM
All those walks where throwing off their timing :P

Gandalf the Red
04-23-2006, 04:02 PM
Steam coming out of his ears, Womack shakes his fists at the heavens.

MWM
04-23-2006, 04:02 PM
He may not be Lee or Pujols, but hes 100 times better than Hatteberg. He can actually catch the ball and can stretch out to save would be throwing errors.

Maybe so (but i don't agree), but he's not made any plays today that Hatteburg wouldn't have made. Heck, considering only one time was he pulled off the bag, I can say pretty comfortably that most people who played high school baseball would have made every play. If you don't have to scoop the ball, all you have to do is catch the ball. Once, he came off the bag a few feet and tagged the runner. It's really not a knock on Rich. It isn't. I just didn't see any of his plays today that anyone else in the majors wouldn't have esily made.

Patrick Bateman
04-23-2006, 04:02 PM
Lopez bunt singles sets up a potential big inning, yet no one complains that one of our best hitters is bunting with the bases empty and one out....

If he had gotten out, there would have been a feeding frenzy of disbelief on this board.

Yet, the bunt single was intrumental in setting up a 5+ run inning....

Aronchis
04-23-2006, 04:02 PM
Brewers struggle against the Righties, torch the Lefties

Strikes Out Looking
04-23-2006, 04:02 PM
..and in the corner of the dugout, Tony Womack contemplates his future...

paintmered
04-23-2006, 04:02 PM
And just like that, the Reds put up a five-spot in an inning (and counting).

red-in-la
04-23-2006, 04:02 PM
So, it's okay to get 9 BBs and score three runs with this offense? Uhhh...

Come on, I defend this offense like a madman because it's great...but this performance today has sucked from that quadrant.

IIRC several really great hitters have said in the past that hitting a guy who is wild is sometimes more difficult......

flynn78
04-23-2006, 04:02 PM
Did Kearns stay in the game?
Kearns stayed in and scored on the EE double.

Falls City Beer
04-23-2006, 04:03 PM
Jason "Cy" Marquis is getting skull-"done" today by the baby bears.

kyred14
04-23-2006, 04:03 PM
Reds fixing pythag damage from yesterday.

Caveat Emperor
04-23-2006, 04:03 PM
Come on, I defend this offense like a madman because it's great...but this performance today has sucked from that quadrant.

"You woke the bears! Why would you do that?!"

http://www.seeing-stars.com/Locations/Anchorman/Zoo1.JPG

Strikes Out Looking
04-23-2006, 04:03 PM
Gandalf, didn't mean to copy you--the deep Womack thoughts overlapped!

membengal
04-23-2006, 04:04 PM
Got a chance to get the pythag back to a happy place, one day after Claussen nuked it, to boot.

If they can close this out, 3 out of 4 from the Brewers in Milwaukee will be very satisfying.

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 04:04 PM
Chris Demaria in to pitch.
Larue gets hit by a pitch on the knee.

Reds Nd2
04-23-2006, 04:04 PM
Aurilia has made one good play at first and that was a tag play. I'm not trying to take anything away from him or rag on the guy, but he's not made any non-routine plays that aren't made 99% of the time by most major league first baseman.

Not to take anything away from Encarnacion, whose been spectacular fielding the ball today but a few of those throws have been less than stellar. I think the results are alot different with The Hatt playing 1B today. Not bagging on EzE here, just giving some props to Aurilia.

Handofdeath
04-23-2006, 04:04 PM
..and in the corner of the dugout, Tony Womack contemplates his future...

And grabs the nearest broom

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2006, 04:04 PM
LaRue hit on knee...

Falls City Beer
04-23-2006, 04:04 PM
No it's being patient. Nowe we get a pitcher that is throwing strikes and we are killing him. This has been a very good offensive performance by the Reds......we've scored 8 runs, and counting. I can live with that day in and day out.

Well, now they're doing something. But the bunting and first pitch swinging in the first 5 innings was idiotic.

kyred14
04-23-2006, 04:05 PM
Someone in Brewer uni needs some chin music.

GOREDSGO32
04-23-2006, 04:05 PM
8-0 baby .. LaRue take your base. 11-0 payback you SOB's .. and we'll take 3 of 4 at your place.

flynn78
04-23-2006, 04:05 PM
LaRue takes one to the knees mafia style.

KronoRed
04-23-2006, 04:05 PM
Bring em home Harang

reds44
04-23-2006, 04:05 PM
EE and BP are noice!!!!

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 04:05 PM
Harang with a good bunt to move the runners to 2nd and 3rd. 2 outs.

membengal
04-23-2006, 04:06 PM
Lopez bunt singles sets up a potential big inning, yet no one complains that one of our best hitters is bunting with the bases empty and one out....

If he had gotten out, there would have been a feeding frenzy of disbelief on this board.

Yet, the bunt single was intrumental in setting up a 5+ run inning....

Bunting to sacrifice (especially if it is a dangerous hitter like FeLo is) engenders passionate debate. Bunting to get on is not as controversial. If you are a good bunter with speed, it is a nice way to try and get on base on occasion.

Strikes Out Looking
04-23-2006, 04:06 PM
Are the Brewers in on the conspiracy to make my fantasy team finish last? I have 2 Reds--Kearns and LaRue--both beaned this inning.

MWM
04-23-2006, 04:07 PM
Not to take anything away from Encarnacion, whose been spectacular fielding the ball today but a few of those throws have been less than stellar. I think the results are alot different with The Hatt playing 1B today. Not bagging on EzE here, just giving some props to Aurilia.

I must be watching a different game. Which plays are you referring to that Hatteburg would have booted. If Rich isn't coming off the bag to make the play, or scooping th eball in the dirt, he's basically catching a ball. Just because he has to move to the right or left doesn't make it a good play. It's routine.

Hatteburg's defense isn't bad enough that he isn't capable of moving right or left to catch a ball. I think that get's WAY overblown. Heck, I would have caught the balls thrown there by EdE today. I'm capable of catching a ball.

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 04:07 PM
McCracken walks. Bases loaded.

JohhnyBench1001
04-23-2006, 04:07 PM
McCracken has a pulse after all.........walks and loads them up

paintmered
04-23-2006, 04:07 PM
Bases loaded again for Lopez after Q takes a walk.

WMR
04-23-2006, 04:08 PM
Someone tell George Grande HOW to pronounce Denorfria's name! Geez!

I kNOW!!! He garbles it in a really annoying fashion.

Gallen5862
04-23-2006, 04:08 PM
Hancock on now for the Cards.

THNDRacket
04-23-2006, 04:08 PM
Bunting to sacrifice (especially if it is a dangerous hitter like FeLo is) engenders passionate debate. Bunting to get on is not as controversial. If you are a good bunter with speed, it is a nice way to try and get on base on occasion.

And Lopez should do it more often when he bats right handed.

Strikes Out Looking
04-23-2006, 04:09 PM
Ok, you guys who are able to watch or listen to this game are putting those of us who can't on. You are watching a tape of some 4th grade little league game and reporting on it. Aren't you?

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 04:10 PM
Lopez pops out to short. 8-0 Reds mid 6th.

Falls City Beer
04-23-2006, 04:10 PM
For the record, the Reds have just taken the NL's cause celebre to the absolute, unmitigated woodshed this weekend.

KronoRed
04-23-2006, 04:10 PM
Lopez should have bunted again

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2006, 04:11 PM
Felipe should have hit a grand slam there instead of popping out. Slacker.

reds44
04-23-2006, 04:12 PM
Maybe we will start to get some respect. The Brewers were the popular team going into this weekend and outside of yesterday we have handed them their lunch this weekend.

Handofdeath
04-23-2006, 04:12 PM
I must be watching a different game. Which plays are you referring to that Hatteburg would have booted. If Rich isn't coming off the bag to make the play, or scooping th eball in the dirt, he's basically catching a ball. Just because he has to move to the right or left doesn't make it a good play. It's routine.

Hatteburg's defense isn't bad enough that he isn't capable of moving right or left to catch a ball. I think that get's WAY overblown. Heck, I would have caught the balls thrown there by EdE today. I'm capable of catching a ball.

People, this is a good day for Reds fans. Save the negative stuff for the next Williams start.

MWM
04-23-2006, 04:13 PM
People, this is a good day for Reds fans. Save the negative stuff for the next Williams start.

Nothing negative in my post at all. No need to preach.

paintmered
04-23-2006, 04:13 PM
Marty is absolutly gushing over EE right now. :eek:

JohhnyBench1001
04-23-2006, 04:13 PM
Lost in all of this has been Harang. A great bounceback game from last start's debacle. When he makes smart pitches he is really a very good starter.

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 04:13 PM
Clark walks.

Patrick Bateman
04-23-2006, 04:14 PM
Bunting to sacrifice (especially if it is a dangerous hitter like FeLo is) engenders passionate debate. Bunting to get on is not as controversial. If you are a good bunter with speed, it is a nice way to try and get on base on occasion.

McCraken tried to bunt for a base hit in a similiar situation earlier this season (he got out) amid a bunch of cries of anguish on this board.

There's too many here that base the correctness of discisions strictly on results.

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2006, 04:14 PM
Just great. Harang has a eight run lead and he comes out and walks the leadoff hitter.

reds44
04-23-2006, 04:14 PM
Marty is absolutly gushing over EE right now. :eek:
For those that can't hear what he is saying, what is he saying?

Caveat Emperor
04-23-2006, 04:15 PM
Just great. Harang has a eight run lead and he comes out and walks the leadoff hitter.

He spent a lot of time in the dugout that inning. Long inning, plus the fact that he's probably starting to run out of gas a bit on the short rest.

Patrick Bateman
04-23-2006, 04:15 PM
People, this is a good day for Reds fans. Save the negative stuff for the next Williams start.

I believe that would be considered a negative post.

paintmered
04-23-2006, 04:15 PM
Basically that's he's been magnificent in the field today.

GAC
04-23-2006, 04:15 PM
I love the gamethread. It's like watching an episode of "Mad About You".... arguing over how tall Aurilia is, and whether he can go right-left at 1B as well as Hatteberg. :lol:

Gandalf the Red
04-23-2006, 04:16 PM
Marty is absolutly gushing over EE right now. :eek:

As some distance away, a jilted Brian Buchanan rips up the self-autographed 8 x 10 glossy that Marty sent him.

GAC
04-23-2006, 04:16 PM
Marty is absolutly gushing over EE right now. :eek:

a GUSHING Marty is not a pretty sight....just saying :D

Johnny Vander m
04-23-2006, 04:16 PM
With the big lead and with Harang pitching on 3 days rest would you go to the pen? I think I would.

Reds Nd2
04-23-2006, 04:16 PM
I must be watching a different game. Which plays are you referring to that Hatteburg would have booted. If Rich isn't coming off the bag to make the play, or scooping th eball in the dirt, he's basically catching a ball. Just because he has to move to the right or left doesn't make it a good play. It's routine.

Hatteburg's defense isn't bad enough that he isn't capable of moving right or left to catch a ball. I think that get's WAY overblown. Heck, I would have caught the balls thrown there by EdE today. I'm capable of catching a ball.

If you think some of those catches that Aurilia have made today are nothing more than basically catching a ball, I guess we just see things differently then.

MWM
04-23-2006, 04:16 PM
I love the gamethread. It's like watching an episode of "Mad About You".... arguing over how tall Aurilia is, and whether he can go right-left at 1B as well as Hatteberg. :lol:

That's the point of a game thread. It's the types of conversations we'd have if we in a bar watching the game.

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2006, 04:16 PM
Aaron still hitting 93 on the gun.

Falls City Beer
04-23-2006, 04:17 PM
a GUSHING Marty is not a pretty sight....just saying :D

Especially after a half-bushel of green apples....:) :angry:

GAC
04-23-2006, 04:17 PM
Nice play by the KRACKEN

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 04:17 PM
Hall flies out to center. 1 out.

Handofdeath
04-23-2006, 04:17 PM
I believe that would be considered a negative post.

I was trying to make sure everybody was staying positive. No preaching, no negativity, a small joke about Williams and the opinions of most of the people on this board.:bang:

pedro
04-23-2006, 04:17 PM
I'm getting the Brewers TV feed. I like their announcers. (Daron Sutton and Bill Schroeder)

GAC
04-23-2006, 04:18 PM
That's the point of a game thread. It's the types of conversations we'd have if we in a bar watching the game.

Which is why we drink too. ;)

KronoRed
04-23-2006, 04:18 PM
Everybody hug.

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2006, 04:18 PM
Nice! Double play.

8-0 Reds after 6. Great job by Harang.

MWM
04-23-2006, 04:18 PM
If you think some of those catches that Aurilia have made today are nothing more than basically catching a ball, I guess we just see things differently then.

I guess so. I just asked for someone to explain to me which ones and explain to me how it was a good play that most people wouldn't make. I'll listen. Going right and left to catch a ball isn't non-routine. I just don't see how it's possible that Hatteburg isn't capable of steeping in either direction and caching a ball that's in the air.

reds44
04-23-2006, 04:18 PM
6-3 Dp!

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 04:18 PM
Jenkins grounds into a 6-3 DP. 8-0 Reds after 6.

THNDRacket
04-23-2006, 04:18 PM
Good thing they put that dirt mound there.

GAC
04-23-2006, 04:19 PM
I was trying to make sure everybody was staying positive. No preaching, no negativity, a small joke about Williams and the opinions of most of the people on this board.:bang:

NP. Well intended. We're all big boys on here.

Patrick Bateman
04-23-2006, 04:19 PM
I was trying to make sure everybody was staying positive. No preaching, no negativity, a small joke about Williams and the opinions of most of the people on this board.:bang:

I believe I was making a small joke, just like you....

:bang:

membengal
04-23-2006, 04:20 PM
I was trying to make sure everybody was staying positive. No preaching, no negativity, a small joke about Williams and the opinions of most of the people on this board.:bang:

Why are people so touchy about unvarnished opinion and observation? Just asking...

Reds Nd2
04-23-2006, 04:20 PM
Nothing negative in my post at all. No need to preach.

Yea. I didn't take it anything you said as being negative.

Handofdeath
04-23-2006, 04:20 PM
Everybody hug.
I don't want to:cry:

Fullboat
04-23-2006, 04:20 PM
Ha Ha stupid sausage

pedro
04-23-2006, 04:20 PM
I guess so. I just asked for someone to explain to me which ones and explain to me how it was a good play that most people wouldn't make. I'll listen. Going right and left to catch a ball isn't non-routine. I just don't see how it's possible that Hatteburg isn't capable of steeping in either direction and caching a ball that's in the air.


the ball that EE threw from his knees was the type of play that Casey flubbed A LOT last year.

Caveat Emperor
04-23-2006, 04:20 PM
NP. Well intended. We're all big boys on here.

But, snappier dressers...

http://pupius.co.uk/dump/big-boy.jpg

paintmered
04-23-2006, 04:21 PM
Back to the game thread.......

Rich leads off the top of the 7th for the Reds...

THNDRacket
04-23-2006, 04:21 PM
If Aurilia's plays were routine, why isn't Adam Dunn over there?

MWM
04-23-2006, 04:21 PM
the ball that EE threw from his knees was the type of play that Casey flubbed A LOT last year.

Is that the one where he came off the bag?

red-in-la
04-23-2006, 04:22 PM
With the big lead and with Harang pitching on 3 days rest would you go to the pen? I think I would.

I agree. Pitching on 3 days rest I wouldn't let Harang go any further.

Managers do this kinda thing and then wonder where sore arms and torn rotator cuffs come from.

RedRage
04-23-2006, 04:22 PM
I don't know. Nothing says "Chick-Magnet" like a pair of checkered over-alls.

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 04:22 PM
Aurilia fouls out to 3rd. 1 out.

MWM
04-23-2006, 04:22 PM
I've recorded the game, so I'll go back and re-watch them.

KronoRed
04-23-2006, 04:22 PM
I don't want to:cry:
Hug ...or else :devil:

Caveat Emperor
04-23-2006, 04:23 PM
If Aurilia's plays were routine, why isn't Adam Dunn over there?

Because he pitched a hissy fit about being moved to first and was probably promised by Krivsky that they'd let him play LF during contract negotiations.

GAC
04-23-2006, 04:23 PM
But, snappier dressers...

http://pupius.co.uk/dump/big-boy.jpg

Heard on the radio the other day (Bob and Tom) that there is actually a Big Boy graveyard in Michigan! :lol:

THNDRacket
04-23-2006, 04:23 PM
No win situation for Dunn.

If he strikes out, same old same old.

If he homers, so what, we're up by 8.

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 04:23 PM
Dunn walks.

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2006, 04:23 PM
Dunn walks for the 4th time today.

GAC
04-23-2006, 04:24 PM
4th walk for Dunn. the slacker!

reds44
04-23-2006, 04:24 PM
#4 BB for Dunn

paintmered
04-23-2006, 04:24 PM
I agree. Pitching on 3 days rest I wouldn't let Harang go any further.

Managers do this kinda thing and then wonder where sore arms and torn rotator cuffs come from.

That's right. We don't want any Dusty Baker impressions going on in our dugout.

KronoRed
04-23-2006, 04:24 PM
All these walks are worthless, only balls in play count :D

KronoRed
04-23-2006, 04:24 PM
Heard on the radio the other day (Bob and Tom) that there is actually a Big Boy graveyard in Michigan! :lol:
They die? :eek:

Caveat Emperor
04-23-2006, 04:25 PM
They die? :eek:

Only if you stab them directly in the heart.

...or put relish on the burger. They hate that too.

GAC
04-23-2006, 04:26 PM
A QS for Aaron. Good job!

Handofdeath
04-23-2006, 04:26 PM
Hug ...or else :devil:

(sniff) OK

KronoRed
04-23-2006, 04:26 PM
Only if you stab them directly in the heart.

...or put relish on the burger. They hate that too.
Good to know :devil:

Gandalf the Red
04-23-2006, 04:26 PM
They die? :eek:

I thought they were transformed into rocket ships that doubled as headquarters for bald, evil masterminds.

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2006, 04:27 PM
Kearns has been on base five times today.

THNDRacket
04-23-2006, 04:27 PM
Big Boy graveyard:
http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/weblog/comments/3030/

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 04:27 PM
Kearns gets hit by a pitch again.

GAC
04-23-2006, 04:27 PM
They die? :eek:

termititis

Geez! Ears hit again (shoulder)

paintmered
04-23-2006, 04:27 PM
Somebody better check Kearns for a target on his back....

reds44
04-23-2006, 04:27 PM
Kearns hit again

THNDRacket
04-23-2006, 04:27 PM
So if your the Reds, at what point do you retaliate, and with whom?

JohhnyBench1001
04-23-2006, 04:27 PM
Man Austin should be a little upset..........that one looked intentional.

KronoRed
04-23-2006, 04:28 PM
Big Boy graveyard:
http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/weblog/comments/3030/
The Horror

RedRage
04-23-2006, 04:28 PM
Hell let Harang go throw one more pitch next inning. Right into someones hip.

MWM
04-23-2006, 04:28 PM
One of the best practical jokes I've ever seen involves a Big Boy. The year after I graduated high school, a bunch of guys I knew in the next class stole the Big Boy in the middle of the night from the front of a Frisch's (and this was on Route 4 in Fairfield which is a VERY busy 4 lane highway). Our school was designed as a square and had a big atrium in the middle. They took the Big Boy, somehow hoited it over the roof at the school and cemented the Big Boy in the atrium. It was awesome. I still have the picture that ran in the local paper.

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 04:28 PM
Encarnacion flies out to center. 2 outs.

GAC
04-23-2006, 04:28 PM
Big Boy graveyard:
http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/weblog/comments/3030/

There you go! ;)

I wonder if they have one for Crosleys? :lol:

paintmered
04-23-2006, 04:30 PM
One of the best practical jokes I've ever seen involves a Big Boy. The year after I graduated high school, a bunch of guys I knew in the next class stole the Big Boy in the middle of the night from the front of a Frisch's (and this was on Route 4 in Fairfield which is a VERY busy 4 lane highway). Our school was designed as a square and had a big atrium in the middle. They took the Big Boy, somehow hoited it over the roof at the school and cemented the Big Boy in the atrium. It was awesome. I still have the picture that ran in the local paper.

:laugh: Brilliant!

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 04:30 PM
Phillips grounds out. 8-0 Reds mid 7th.

GAC
04-23-2006, 04:30 PM
One of the best practical jokes I've ever seen involves a Big Boy. The year after I graduated high school, a bunch of guys I knew in the next class stole the Big Boy in the middle of the night from the front of a Frisch's (and this was on Route 4 in Fairfield which is a VERY busy 4 lane highway). Our school was designed as a square and had a big atrium in the middle. They took the Big Boy, somehow hoited it over the roof at the school and cemented the Big Boy in the atrium. It was awesome. I still have the picture that ran in the local paper.

In HS we stole the coach's VW. We actually picked it up and CARRIED it to the parking lot on the other side of the school. It was fun watching him try to find his car.

Chip R
04-23-2006, 04:30 PM
So if your the Reds, at what point do you retaliate, and with whom?

I'd wait an inning or two and retaliate with one of Coffey's 95 mph heaters. I think Jenkins would be a good target. Kearns plays RF so does he.

THNDRacket
04-23-2006, 04:31 PM
Hell let Harang go throw one more pitch next inning. Right into someones hip.

That sounds like a good idea to me. The pitchers need to stick up for the team.

Strikes Out Looking
04-23-2006, 04:31 PM
Let White or Hammond do the retaliation--they won't be around much longer and if someone is suspended, they are expendable.

Reds Nd2
04-23-2006, 04:32 PM
I guess so. I just asked for someone to explain to me which ones and explain to me how it was a good play that most people wouldn't make. I'll listen. Going right and left to catch a ball isn't non-routine. I just don't see how it's possible that Hatteburg isn't capable of steeping in either direction and caching a ball that's in the air.

He threw at least three, not counting the one where Aurilia made the tag, that while they didn't pull Rich off the bag did have him laid out to make the catch. A couple of plays, where the ball didn't take short hop that I still thought Aurilia made nice plays on to field the ball. I guess I could go back, after mlb.tv archives the games, and make a list of the plays if that would help.

dsmith421
04-23-2006, 04:32 PM
I think throwing at guys is BS macho posturing that has no business in the game. Fortunately, I'm not the Reds manager.

KronoRed
04-23-2006, 04:32 PM
Bean em all.

GAC
04-23-2006, 04:33 PM
So if your the Reds, at what point do you retaliate, and with whom?

8-0.... thats all we need! ;)

KronoRed
04-23-2006, 04:33 PM
Ground crew dancing.

MWM
04-23-2006, 04:34 PM
Let White or Hammond do the retaliation--they won't be around much longer and if someone is suspended, they are expendable.

If Hammond tries to retaliate it will be like when my mom tried to spank us when we were young. It didn't hurt. We actually felt sorry for her and tried as hard as we could to pretend it hurt so her fellings wouldn't be hurt. But inside we were laughing our arses off.

Actually, it would be like backyard baseball where the hitter just catched the ball with his front hand and throws the ball bak to the pitcher.

GAC
04-23-2006, 04:34 PM
He threw at least three, not counting the one where Aurilia made the tag, that while they didn't pull Rich off the bag did have him laid out to make the catch. A couple of plays, where the ball didn't take short hop that I still thought Aurilia made nice plays on to field the ball. I guess I could go back, after mlb.tv archives the games, and make a list of the plays if that would help.

Both RA and Hat play a capable 1B.

Red in Chicago
04-23-2006, 04:34 PM
last inning with harang, being on short rest today?