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Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 01:53 PM
Starting Lineups: Freel sits and McCracken is batting leadoff.


Reds (11 - 7)
3rd in NL Central
Brewers (9 - 9)
5th in NL Central

Starting Lineup
Name AVG HR RBI SB
1. Q McCracken, CF .200 1 1 0
2. F Lopez, SS .282 3 8 6
3. R Aurilia, 1B .269 3 11 0
4. A Dunn, LF .250 8 14 0
5. A Kearns, RF .300 5 12 0
6. E Encarnacion, 3B .273 3 14 0
7. B Phillips, 2B .351 2 13 0
8. J LaRue, C .167 0 0 0
9. A Harang, P .125 0 1 0

Starting Lineup
Name AVG HR RBI SB
1. B Clark, CF .213 1 5 0
2. B Hall, SS .295 3 6 0
3. G Jenkins, RF .247 3 8 1
4. C Lee, LF .323 8 16 0
5. P Fielder, 1B .368 3 11 1
6. R Weeks, 2B .291 0 5 3
7. C Koskie, 3B .289 0 0 0
8. D Miller, C .333 1 11 0
9. D Davis, P .000 0 0 0

Starting Pitcher
Name W L ERA* WHIP K
A Harang 2 1 6.35 1.54 22

Starting Pitcher
Name W L ERA* WHIP K
D Davis 0 1 8.24 1.83 16

westofyou
04-23-2006, 01:54 PM
Would have thought against Davis that Dunn would get to watch today.

edabbs44
04-23-2006, 01:55 PM
So much for Dunn getting today off....McCrack leading off? I think Phillips should be agetting a little more love from Narron at this point.

westofyou
04-23-2006, 01:55 PM
So much for Dunn getting today off....McCrack leading off? I think Phillips should be agetting a little more love from Narron at this point.
Phillips "might" be doing better because he is at the bottom of the order.

Heath
04-23-2006, 02:02 PM
BPhill hitting 7-8 is fine with me. I think hitting him up in the order is the recipe for a meltdown.

Let him rake down there.

Fullboat
04-23-2006, 02:09 PM
Has Phillips taken a BB yet? quite a hacker.

RedRage
04-23-2006, 02:11 PM
Everyone has to gripe about the line-up today!
Don't want to get shut out like yesterday.


1. F Lopez, SS .282 3 8 6
2. R Aurilia, 1B .269 3 11 0
3. A Dunn, LF .250 8 14 0
4. A Kearns, RF .300 5 12 0
5. E Encarnacion, 3B .273 3 14 0
6. Q McCracken, CF .200 1 1 0
7. B Phillips, 2B .351 2 13 0
8. J LaRue, C .167 0 0 0
9. A Harang, P .125 0 1 0

membengal
04-23-2006, 02:12 PM
Would have thought against Davis that Dunn would get to watch today.


Yup, yup, yup. This would appear to have been a good day to get Dunn a rest, against a lefty that he is 2 for 18 lifetime against...

Leave Freel in today and sit Dunn. That would have made a bit more sense to me.

We'll see.

Fullboat
04-23-2006, 02:13 PM
BATTER VS. PITCHER (Career)
vs Doug Davis
Player AB H HR BB SO AVG
LaRue 15 5 0 2 2 .333
McCracken 3 1 0 0 1 .333
Hatteberg 7 2 0 1 0 .286
Womack 7 2 0 0 0 .286
Encarnacion 6 1 0 0 0 .167
Complete Batter vs Pitcher

BATTER VS. PITCHER (Career)
vs Aaron Harang
Player AB H HR BB SO AVG
Miller 4 2 0 2 0 .500
Fielder 2 1 0 0 0 .500
Hall 21 10 1 1 3 .476
Lee 7 3 0 0 1 .429
Clark 15 6 1 0 1 .400
Complete Batter vs Pitcher

reds44
04-23-2006, 02:13 PM
Yup, yup, yup. This would appear to have been a good day to get Dunn a rest, against a lefty that he is 2 for 18 lifetime against...

Leave Freel in today and sit Dunn. That would have made a bit more sense to me.

We'll see.
Freel needs to sit once in ahwile. With the way he plays he needs more off days then done.

I would have bat BP leadoff today, or even Felipe 1st with EE second, but oh well.

Caveat Emperor
04-23-2006, 02:14 PM
Would have thought against Davis that Dunn would get to watch today.

He's certainly collecting pine on both my fantasy teams today. I'm seeing a solid 0-3 with 1 BB from him today. He sounds like he could use a day to relax and collect his thoughts, but I guess getting shutout makes a manager want to keep his basher in the lineup the next day.

Ryan Freel out of the lineup seems about right -- he was due for a day-off as well.

CTA513
04-23-2006, 02:14 PM
Has Phillips taken a BB yet? quite a hacker.
Phillips has 0, Kearns has 3.

Wheelhouse
04-23-2006, 02:19 PM
I agree with playing Dunn--18 abs does not a trend make and the offense has been stalled the last two games--Dunn can turn it around fast.

westofyou
04-23-2006, 02:21 PM
He's certainly collecting pine on both my fantasy teams today. I'm seeing a solid 0-3 with 1 BB from him today. He sounds like he could use a day to relax and collect his thoughts, but I guess getting shutout makes a manager want to keep his basher in the lineup the next day.

Ryan Freel out of the lineup seems about right -- he was due for a day-off as well.
I'm sitting him too.... but I have Chad Tracy to step in.

redsfan30
04-23-2006, 02:23 PM
Altogether, not a bad lineup.

Falls City Beer
04-23-2006, 02:25 PM
I'm sitting him too.... but I have Chad Tracy to step in.

You know, I think Fantasy Baseball should really be Fantasy baseball--meaning if you wanted to substitute Dick Tracy or Tracy Morgan for Chad Tracy, you could.

If you wanted to buy hit points for your Ork, you could do that as well. :devil:

wheels
04-23-2006, 02:27 PM
Is this game on TV?

redsfan30
04-23-2006, 02:27 PM
Is this game on TV?
Yessum.

reds44
04-23-2006, 02:27 PM
Is this game on TV?
Yep FSN.

westofyou
04-23-2006, 02:29 PM
You know, I think Fantasy Baseball should really be Fantasy baseball--meaning if you wanted to substitute Dick Tracy or Tracy Morgan for Chad Tracy, you could.

If you wanted to buy hit points for your Ork, you could do that as well. :devil:
Dungeons and Fastballs.... forget it.

RedRage
04-23-2006, 02:30 PM
You know, I think Fantasy Baseball should really be Fantasy baseball--meaning if you wanted to substitute Dick Tracy or Tracy Morgan for Chad Tracy, you could.

If you wanted to buy hit points for your Ork, you could do that as well. :devil:

Leather Gauntlets of Catching +2
Club of Bashing +3

:D

Matt700wlw
04-23-2006, 02:30 PM
Calling Ryan Freel.....Freel....

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2006, 02:30 PM
Narron is killing me. When someone is hitting well, he sits them(Encarnacion a few days ago, Freel earlier in the year). Dunn has had no clue at the plate lately, and Narron keeps him in there against tough lefties like Dontrelle and Davis.

Caveat Emperor
04-23-2006, 02:30 PM
You know, I think Fantasy Baseball should really be Fantasy baseball--meaning if you wanted to substitute Dick Tracy or Tracy Morgan for Chad Tracy, you could.

If you wanted to buy hit points for your Ork, you could do that as well. :devil:

That's how we run my league. I sat Adam Dunn today, and replaced him Adam West. I'm figuring the utility belt has to be worth at least three additional stolen bases.

I had a friend that didn't get sports who used to puzzle over fantasy baseball. He said that there was a group of people who were all really into Amtrak trains and played a game where each person picked a group of trains and was awarded points based on how close the train came in to it's scheduled time, how clean the train was, and who it's driver was that everyone would think those people were certifiably insane. Why, he asked, should it be any different for fantasy baseball entusiasts?

We didn't stay friends for very long

westofyou
04-23-2006, 02:32 PM
I had a friend that didn't get sports who used to puzzle over fantasy baseball. He said that there was a group of people who were all really into Amtrak trains and played a game where each person picked a group of trains and was awarded points based on how close the train came in to it's scheduled time, how clean the train was, and who it's driver was that everyone would think those people were certifiably insane. Why, he asked, should it be any different for fantasy baseball entusiasts?

It's only fantasy if you wager Son of Sam's Mailbag.

Johnny Footstool
04-23-2006, 02:36 PM
I had a friend that didn't get sports ...

That says it all right there.

indyred
04-23-2006, 02:44 PM
Brewers will be wearing there sweet new Sunday throwbacks today.....the old mb glove logo........Narron said on the pregame Friday... Q would be in the line up Sunday...........

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2006, 03:01 PM
Roof closed today = plenty of strikeouts and probably under four runs for the Reds.

reds44
04-23-2006, 03:02 PM
We need Harang to pitch well on short rest.

Caveat Emperor
04-23-2006, 03:07 PM
We need Harang to pitch well on short rest.

This has all the makings of an unmitigated disaster for the Reds bullpen today and tomorrow.

Harang going on short rest today, Elizardo Ramirez tomorrow.

The offense needs to pound out 7 runs or so in the first few innings and let Harang put it on cruise control.

MWM
04-23-2006, 03:09 PM
Doug Davis' delivery reminds me a lot of Glavine.

Cedric
04-23-2006, 03:10 PM
Doug Davis' delivery reminds me a lot of Glavine.

It's very similar. I don't think Glavine hitches as much though.

flynn78
04-23-2006, 03:10 PM
McCracken leads off
Strike
Ball
Ball
Pitch fouled off
Ball
Pitch fouled off
McCracken K's looking

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 03:10 PM
McCracken strikes out looking on a 3-2 pitch.

MWM
04-23-2006, 03:11 PM
The beginning motion is different, but the delivery is the pretty close. His pitches come in on the outside corner exactly like Glavine's. He's got similar control.

flynn78
04-23-2006, 03:12 PM
FeLo to the plate
Strike swinging
Strike looking
Long fly out to center
Two down

BCubb2003
04-23-2006, 03:12 PM
Brewers will be wearing there sweet new Sunday throwbacks today.....the old mb glove logo........Narron said on the pregame Friday... Q would be in the line up Sunday...........

That's the uniform that's against the rules. Wait until the right moment and then call them on it.

indyred
04-23-2006, 03:14 PM
That's the uniform that's against the rules. Wait until the right moment and then call them on it.
why is it?

flynn78
04-23-2006, 03:14 PM
Aurilia
Ball
Strike swinging
Ball low
Ball high
Ball high
Walk

MWM
04-23-2006, 03:15 PM
Dunn in a 1-16 slump. He really needed to get a day off. Today would have gotten him 2 days in a row.

Cedric
04-23-2006, 03:16 PM
Dunn in a 1-16 slump. He really needed to get a day off. Today would have gotten him 2 days in a row.

He played yesterday though.

flynn78
04-23-2006, 03:17 PM
Dunn with Aurilia on first
Ball
Ball
Strike outside corner
Ball
Foul ball
Walk two on for Ears
My 300th post

MWM
04-23-2006, 03:17 PM
Aren't the Reds off tomorrow?

membengal
04-23-2006, 03:18 PM
No, playing in Washington tomorrow. Against Livan and his cartoon balloons.

BCubb2003
04-23-2006, 03:18 PM
why is it?

Uniforms aren't supposed to have any representation of a baseball on them. It's a good thing the Reds aren't wearing the baseball-headed Mr. Red. It's the kind of thing Billy Martin would pull out at the right moment.

MWM
04-23-2006, 03:19 PM
Bonehead play by Kearns.

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 03:19 PM
Kearns drives in a run. 1-0 Reds.

GOREDSGO32
04-23-2006, 03:19 PM
Reds lead! Dumb baserunning though.

flynn78
04-23-2006, 03:19 PM
Two on for Kearns
Strike
Ball
Austin waves at a ball
Ball up
Austin goes opposite field
Aurilia scores 1-0
Austin thrown out going to second

MWM
04-23-2006, 03:20 PM
There's a perfect example of where a walk directly led to a run.

reds44
04-23-2006, 03:20 PM
Kearns RBI single, bad base running tho inning over

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 03:20 PM
Davis threw 26 pitches that inning.

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2006, 03:20 PM
This team makes so many stupid mistakes that it's not even funny. Kearns should have stayed put.

membengal
04-23-2006, 03:21 PM
It's an old topic, I know, but since Memphis is no longer considered a "home" market for the Reds for DirecTV purposes, I went ahead and took the plunge for MLBTV after hearing you all rave about it. I have to work today, and was really hoping to watch the game from my desk.

Sadly, I find out that I am still blacked out for the Reds here in Memphis for MLBTV purposes since the Milwaukee feed is being offered.

As has been said many times before in this forum, that makes zero sense. I wish I had my money back.

Sorry, back to your regularly scheduled programming...

Fullboat
04-23-2006, 03:22 PM
Is that Don Sutton's Kid? One the Brewers announcers.

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2006, 03:23 PM
Since Real Reds came on at 1:30, George Grande has said "You know his story" at least three times.

MWM
04-23-2006, 03:23 PM
There's a lot of bad teams in the NL this year and not many really good ones, and great ones. The AL is way stringer this year, as bad as that hurts me to say.

Raisor
04-23-2006, 03:24 PM
Is that Don Sutton's Kid? One the Brewers announcers.


He also used to be an anchor on Headline News (Sports)

flynn78
04-23-2006, 03:24 PM
What did we do to the Reds organization to deserve George Grande and Chris Welsh in the booth? I find myself asking this a lot.

Fullboat
04-23-2006, 03:25 PM
He also used to be an anchor on Headline News (Sports)

Huh!

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2006, 03:25 PM
Web Gem by Edwin.

flynn78
04-23-2006, 03:25 PM
Nice play EE

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 03:25 PM
Great play by Encarnacion.

RedRage
04-23-2006, 03:25 PM
Since Real Reds came on at 1:30, George Grande has said "You know his story" at least three times.

I like how after he says that, he proceeds to tell the guys story.
We either know it or we don't George.

Fullboat
04-23-2006, 03:25 PM
1-2-3 for Harang

MWM
04-23-2006, 03:25 PM
Not many 3B will get to that ball. EdE is going to be a special one.

Caveat Emperor
04-23-2006, 03:27 PM
Not many 3B will get to that ball. EdE is going to be a special one.

So far I've seen nothing but positives from watching Edwin. Every flaw in his game seems correctable with maturity and experience. There's nothing I see when watching him play and think "Oh well, we're just going to have to live with that." Good defense, good plate discipline, power at the plate...this guy is just a joy.

nycredsfan
04-23-2006, 03:27 PM
Harang threw 9 pitches that inning. The bullpen can only pray that continues.

MWM
04-23-2006, 03:28 PM
I think EdE just looked at strike three. Twice.

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 03:29 PM
Encarnacion grounds out to short. 1 out.

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2006, 03:29 PM
Looks like Narron got EE out of his groove by benching him during a hot streak. Nice.

Reds Nd2
04-23-2006, 03:30 PM
That was a nice pick by Aurilia on the other end of EzE's throw too.

Gandalf the Red
04-23-2006, 03:30 PM
Hey Guys-

What's Harang's contract status?

Given the state of our pitching, and his so-so start, I'd be tempted to offer, around, say, 14 million for a 3-year deal. (Am I crazy?) Maybe he'd bite?

MWM
04-23-2006, 03:30 PM
Looks like Narron got EE out of his groove by benching him during a hot streak. Nice.

Dude, it was one AB. Chill!

flynn78
04-23-2006, 03:30 PM
For those of you watching the telecast, Chris said that Edwin would continue to get pounded down and in until he commits. Struck me funny as I had a girlfriend that statement reminded me of.;)

Gallen5862
04-23-2006, 03:31 PM
The Cubs sent down Jerome Williams down to Tripple A. Do you think we should try to acquire him? Wasn't he just traded to them last year from Giants? What great play did EE make since I can't watch the game. I am having to watch the Cubs game.

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 03:31 PM
Phillips singles to right.

MWM
04-23-2006, 03:33 PM
Is it me or does it seem like strikezones have gotten very stingy this year across the board?

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 03:33 PM
Larue grounds into a 6-4 fielder's choice. 2 outs.

MWM
04-23-2006, 03:34 PM
I'll say it again, but umpiring in the major leagues is terrible. there' s no excuse for it. They get close plays wrong more than they do right.

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 03:35 PM
Harang strikes out swinging. 1-0 Reds mid 2nd.

Patrick Bateman
04-23-2006, 03:36 PM
I think EdE just looked at strike three. Twice.
I thought the same thing. Perfect pitches.

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2006, 03:36 PM
Dude, it was one AB. Chill!

He went 0-for-3 yesterday. He was locked in before Narron benched him on Friday night.

That's my problem with Narron; he benches guys while they are hot and continues to play Dunn when he looks lost at the plate.

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 03:37 PM
Lee lines a single to right.

Caveat Emperor
04-23-2006, 03:38 PM
Harang strikes out swinging. 1-0 Reds mid 2nd.

More likely never to occur:

1. Dave Williams hitting 90+ on the gun
or
2. Aaron Harang being intentionally walked

Vote your choice. ;)

THNDRacket
04-23-2006, 03:38 PM
"That Carlos Lee just keeps on hitting doesn't he? He was 0-3 yesterday, but..."

RBA
04-23-2006, 03:39 PM
It's an old topic, I know, but since Memphis is no longer considered a "home" market for the Reds for DirecTV purposes, I went ahead and took the plunge for MLBTV after hearing you all rave about it. I have to work today, and was really hoping to watch the game from my desk.

Sadly, I find out that I am still blacked out for the Reds here in Memphis for MLBTV purposes since the Milwaukee feed is being offered.

As has been said many times before in this forum, that makes zero sense. I wish I had my money back.

Sorry, back to your regularly scheduled programming...


Try tuning to Channel 638, it may available on that channel in your area.

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2006, 03:39 PM
Is it me or does it seem like strikezones have gotten very stingy this year across the board?

Maybe, but not on Dunn... I've seen some awful strike calls on Dunn again this year.

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 03:39 PM
Fielder flies out to left. 1 out.

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 03:42 PM
Weeks lines out to Phillips. 2 outs.

RBA
04-23-2006, 03:44 PM
If Phillips would of drop the ball on the ground he could of got a dp.

Gandalf the Red
04-23-2006, 03:46 PM
If Phillips would of drop the ball on the ground he could of got a dp.

...whispered Tony Womack into Jerry Narron's ear...;)

KySteveH
04-23-2006, 03:47 PM
More likely never to occur:

1. Dave Williams hitting 90+ on the gun
or
2. Aaron Harang being intentionally walked

Vote your choice. ;)

3. Any non-scrappy slugger running hard to first base on a grounder.

Fullboat
04-23-2006, 03:47 PM
...whispered Tony Womack into Jerry Narron's ear...;)

Tony Womack=Dead man walking

reds44
04-23-2006, 03:47 PM
He went 0-for-3 yesterday. He was locked in before Narron benched him on Friday night.

That's my problem with Narron; he benches guys while they are hot and continues to play Dunn when he looks lost at the plate.
We only had 4 hits yesterday. It wasn't a good day for anyone on our team.

MWM
04-23-2006, 03:47 PM
My goodness.

Boy do I miss Barry Larkin's cerebral baseball. We got a bunch of bonehead's out ther today.

THNDRacket
04-23-2006, 03:48 PM
Edwin's range might be too good.

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 03:48 PM
Koskie gets an infield hit off Encarnacion's glove and the runners end up at 2nd and 3rd.

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 03:48 PM
Intentional walk to Miller loads the bases.

KySteveH
04-23-2006, 03:49 PM
I just heard Chris say that Harange was getting his fastball up to 94. Didn't know he had that kind of velocity.

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 03:49 PM
Davis lines out to Phillips as he jumps up to grab it. 1-0 Reds after 2.

reds44
04-23-2006, 03:50 PM
Tony Womack doesn't catch that!

All hail BP!

;)

Wheelhouse
04-23-2006, 03:51 PM
Nice defense...

flynn78
04-23-2006, 03:52 PM
Phillips trade looks fantastic right now, doesn't it? All hail Krivsky.

GAC
04-23-2006, 03:52 PM
That is why BP needs to be starting at 2B!

Matt700wlw
04-23-2006, 03:52 PM
Looks like Krivsky is 2 for 2 in trades....Arroyo and Phillips.

reds44
04-23-2006, 03:53 PM
Phillips trade looks fantastic right now, doesn't it? All hail Krivsky.
Yes he has acquired BP and Babe Arroyo.

Alll hail krivs!

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 03:53 PM
McCracken strikes out swinging. 1 out.

Patrick Bateman
04-23-2006, 03:53 PM
If Phillips would of drop the ball on the ground he could of got a dp.
You can't purposely drop a ball (after catching it) to get a DP. You can purposely let the ball hit the gound and get a DP. But if you make contact (such a using your hand, glove or body to knock it down) the ump won't rule the DP.

flynn78
04-23-2006, 03:53 PM
Did McCracken play for Spurrier at Duke?

KySteveH
04-23-2006, 03:53 PM
Just found out Quinton McCracken is a Dookie. I think he needs to be traded now.

Gandalf the Red
04-23-2006, 03:54 PM
Found in Womack's locker underneath the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue:

A Novice's Guide to Hexing

The Big Book of Witchcraft

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 03:55 PM
Lopez walks on a 3-1 pitch.

reds44
04-23-2006, 03:55 PM
Just found out Quinton McCracken is a Dookie. I think he needs to be traded now.
I;m not going to touch that.

westofyou
04-23-2006, 03:56 PM
Found in Womack's locker underneath the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue:

A Novice's Guide to Hexing

The Big Book of Witchcraft
You forgot:

So you want to sell Insurance?

Disney World in July.

Caveat Emperor
04-23-2006, 03:56 PM
Found in Womack's locker underneath the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue:

A Novice's Guide to Hexing

The Big Book of Witchcraft

Right next to his copy of Harry Potter and the Negative VORP Veteran

flynn78
04-23-2006, 03:56 PM
Where is Danny Serafini(poster) when he gets a mention on telecast?

Shaknb8k
04-23-2006, 03:57 PM
Dave Williams is no Doug Davis. Davis might not be an ace but give the man credit he is better than Williams. Gotta love reds announcers.

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 03:58 PM
Aurilia walks on a 3-1 pitch. 1st and 2nd. 4 walks by Davis.

reds44
04-23-2006, 03:58 PM
Harang looks either exhausted or sick on the bench.

Gandalf the Red
04-23-2006, 03:58 PM
You forgot:

So you want to sell Insurance?

Disney World in July.


He's also been buying an obscene amount of megamillion lottery tickets lately.

Fullboat
04-23-2006, 03:58 PM
Make him pay Dunn

GAC
04-23-2006, 03:59 PM
chat's open

KySteveH
04-23-2006, 03:59 PM
Did McCracken play for Spurrier at Duke?
Most likely. He's the same age as me, which would have put him in college around 1988-92. Spurrier won the league at Duke in 89, I think.

MWM
04-23-2006, 03:59 PM
Davis wants no part of Adam Dunn.

flynn78
04-23-2006, 04:00 PM
Dunn walks, bases loaded for Austin.

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 04:00 PM
Dunn walks on 4 pitches. Davis has walked the bases loaded.

reds44
04-23-2006, 04:00 PM
Stike zone is hiding from DD.

Fullboat
04-23-2006, 04:01 PM
Grand salami would be nice.

flynn78
04-23-2006, 04:01 PM
Most likely. He's the same age as me, which would have put him in college around 1988-92. Spurrier won the league at Duke in 89, I think.
Thanks Steve

KySteveH
04-23-2006, 04:01 PM
Harang looks either exhausted or sick on the bench.
That's his normal look.

reds44
04-23-2006, 04:04 PM
wow what an at bat.

Gandalf the Red
04-23-2006, 04:04 PM
That's his normal look.


Maybe if Dave Williams spent his off-days perfecting a ticked off and menacing look, it would somehow make his stuff seem more intimidating.

flynn78
04-23-2006, 04:04 PM
Austin walks for a 2-0 lead for the Reds

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 04:04 PM
Kearns walks in a run. Great 8 pitch AB by Kearns. 2-0 Reds.

MWM
04-23-2006, 04:04 PM
Great AB by Kearns. It took some discipline to lay off that last pitch.

reds44
04-23-2006, 04:04 PM
Walk!

2-0

Cyclone792
04-23-2006, 04:04 PM
Yea but walks aren't any good, especially with runners in scoring position. This run shouldn't count, and any runs we get this inning shouldn't count, either.

I want to see somebody get a hit with runners in scoring position.

:evil:

flynn78
04-23-2006, 04:05 PM
Dunn almost caught snoozing on EE's dying liner.

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 04:05 PM
Ecarnacion pops out to short. Not smart swinging at the 1st pitch against Davis who can't find the strike zone.

membengal
04-23-2006, 04:05 PM
Try tuning to Channel 638, it may available on that channel in your area.


Thanks. Actually, I am fine IF I were at home, as DirecTV now agrees that I am not a local Reds market here in Memphis, so I am actually getting the games no matter what now.

I am, however, sadly at work, and tried MLBTV hoping that MLB also agrees I am no longer a local Reds market. Sadly, I apparently still am, as far as MLB is concerned.

So, if I were at home, happiness. At work, blacked out. I hate them all and their nonsensical rules.

All of them.

6-4-3
04-23-2006, 04:05 PM
Way to swing at the 1st pitch EE.

Caveat Emperor
04-23-2006, 04:05 PM
Dumb, Dumb move by EE. 4 straight walks, and he's hacking on pitch one?

He'll learn.

reds44
04-23-2006, 04:05 PM
Bad AB by EE

MWM
04-23-2006, 04:06 PM
That was a fantastic play by Hall.

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 04:06 PM
Phillips grounds out to Hall who makes a great play. 2-0 Reds mid 3rd.

reds44
04-23-2006, 04:06 PM
Reds killa at it again

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2006, 04:07 PM
Boneheaded atbat by EE.

Great play by Hall to rob Phillips of a run scoring single.

flyer85
04-23-2006, 04:08 PM
Dumb, Dumb move by EE. 4 straight walks, and he's hacking on pitch one?

He'll learn.I had no problem with him swinging at that pitch it was above the belt and middle of plate. What he can't do is get jammed, take a rip and get the head out. I could care less if he swings and misses but don't get jammed.

RedRage
04-23-2006, 04:08 PM
Davis at 73 pitches with that inning.
:D

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 04:09 PM
Clark strikes out swinging. 1 out.

reds44
04-23-2006, 04:10 PM
He Gone!

Patrick Bateman
04-23-2006, 04:10 PM
I had no problem with him swinging at that pitch it was above the belt and middle of plate. What he can't do is get jammed, take a rip and get the head out. I could care less if he swings and misses but don't get jammed.
Good comment.

A bad result is not always a bone headed play.

I wonder if he had gotten a hit whether anyone would have said he should have taken a pitch?

flynn78
04-23-2006, 04:10 PM
Harang looking good so far (crossing fingers) on short rest.

THNDRacket
04-23-2006, 04:11 PM
I didn't mind EE's at bat. He's got to figure the pitcher's going to groove one after 4 straight walks, and if the ball is in EE's zone, which it looks like it was, he should go for it. Just too bad he broke his bat.

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 04:11 PM
Hall grounds out to 3rd. Another good play by Encarnacion. 2 outs.

Matt700wlw
04-23-2006, 04:11 PM
All of a sudden, EE looks like a veteran defenseman.....good to see!!

reds44
04-23-2006, 04:11 PM
Wowza!

EE!

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2006, 04:11 PM
I wonder if he had gotten a hit whether anyone would have said he should have taken a pitch?

Yes. I never like to see a player swing at the first pitch when a guy has walked two or three in a row.

Another nice play by EE!

Gandalf the Red
04-23-2006, 04:12 PM
Welsh just mentioned that Arroyo went to Narron and said he's willing to go to a 4-man rotation for awhile...

flynn78
04-23-2006, 04:12 PM
Arroyo only guy on staff who offered to go to 4-man staff to Narron. Arroyo slowly becoming my favorite Red.

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 04:12 PM
Jenkins grounds out. 2-0 Reds after 3.

THNDRacket
04-23-2006, 04:12 PM
Super inning by Aaron and EE.

Caveat Emperor
04-23-2006, 04:13 PM
Good comment.

A bad result is not always a bone headed play.

I wonder if he had gotten a hit whether anyone would have said he should have taken a pitch?

Yup. I'd have been happy he got a hit, but I think that you play right into a pitcher's hands when you help him when he's being wild. Davis had given up FOUR walks consecutively -- Granted, Austin battled for his walk, but he got the free pass.

Edwin, in that stiatution, needs to be told that he should wait. See what the first pitch looks like.

RedRage
04-23-2006, 04:14 PM
Can we have Arroyo pitch 3 times in that 4 man rotation? :p:

Wheelhouse
04-23-2006, 04:14 PM
Arroyo has a WA of 9.73 and a TPF of 63.87

Gandalf the Red
04-23-2006, 04:15 PM
Can we have Arroyo pitch 3 times in that 4 man rotation? :p:

Cloning = the often overlooked solution to the Reds pitching problems.

THNDRacket
04-23-2006, 04:15 PM
Edwin's in the middle of the lineup! His job is to knock in runs. The pitch was a hitter's pitch - he's got to swing at that. Nothing is worse than seeing the middle of the lineup take strikes belt high down the middle of the plate with the bases loaded. Especially at 86 mph.

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 04:15 PM
Larue walks. 7 walks by Davis.

Matt700wlw
04-23-2006, 04:16 PM
milWALKee

reds44
04-23-2006, 04:16 PM
walk

Caveat Emperor
04-23-2006, 04:16 PM
Edwin's in the middle of the lineup! His job is to knock in runs. The pitch was a hitter's pitch - he's got to swing at that. Nothing is worse than seeing the middle of the lineup take strikes belt high down the middle of the plate with the bases loaded. Especially at 86 mph.

7th free pass of Davis's afternoon. I guarantee you Edwin would've seen a better hitting pitch the longer his AB went.

Plate Discipline is key.

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 04:17 PM
Harang bunts and the pitchers throw goes into center off Hall's glove. 1st and 2nd.

reds44
04-23-2006, 04:17 PM
wOOt!

flynn78
04-23-2006, 04:17 PM
Harang bunts and Davis throws it by Bill Hall. Two on for McCracken

Falls City Beer
04-23-2006, 04:17 PM
Harangadelia!!

MWM
04-23-2006, 04:17 PM
If a pitcher wlaks three straight players, you don't swing at the first pitch, under no circumstances, IMO.

SteelSD
04-23-2006, 04:17 PM
If Brady Clark doesn't back that up, the runner gets to third.

That's the kind of scrappy I like from a defender.

THNDRacket
04-23-2006, 04:18 PM
Sure would like to see a Reds pitcher (who hasn't come over from the AL) consistenly lay down good sac bunts.

Patrick Bateman
04-23-2006, 04:18 PM
Yup. I'd have been happy he got a hit, but I think that you play right into a pitcher's hands when you help him when he's being wild. Davis had given up FOUR walks consecutively -- Granted, Austin battled for his walk, but he got the free pass.

Edwin, in that stiatution, needs to be told that he should wait. See what the first pitch looks like.

I see your point, and it sometimes works. But so does swinging at the cripple by a pitcher desparately looking for a strike.

To me the difference is you have a very good control pitcher walking guys but very much around the plate. It's not a wild rookie prone to streaks of wildness. Davis was barely missing alot of the time.

I'm more comfortable leaving to the batter in that situation.

reds44
04-23-2006, 04:18 PM
Best thing I saw in that play.

Harang was busting his butt down the line trying to stay out of the DP

Little things like that go unnoticed, but good job Harang!

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 04:18 PM
Good bunt by McCracken moves the runners to 2nd and 3rd. 1 out.

reds44
04-23-2006, 04:18 PM
2nd and 3rd 1 out

flynn78
04-23-2006, 04:18 PM
milWALKee
Matt you are a subtle comedic genius.:)

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 04:19 PM
Lopez grounds out to the pitcher. 2 outs.

flyer85
04-23-2006, 04:19 PM
what is it with this getting jammed with no strikes?

reds44
04-23-2006, 04:19 PM
pooh

Wheelhouse
04-23-2006, 04:19 PM
Arroyo also has a CDM of 16 and a IntQ of 4.22

Falls City Beer
04-23-2006, 04:19 PM
Felipe REALLY needs to give up the switch-hitter schtick.

THNDRacket
04-23-2006, 04:19 PM
If the pitcher walks 4 straight, and you're in the middle of the lineup, you narrow your zone "to the size of a Kleenex box." If you get a pitch in your zone, swing at it. That's the way I'd play it.

flyer85
04-23-2006, 04:20 PM
Good bunt by McCracken moves the runners to 2nd and 3rd. 1 out.sure looks like it's going to work:rolleyes:

indyred
04-23-2006, 04:20 PM
shoe string grab to end the inning

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 04:20 PM
Aurilia lines out to center as Clark makes a shoestring catch. 2-0 Reds mid 4th.

reds44
04-23-2006, 04:20 PM
7 walks
4 innings
2 runs

this spells trouble

flynn78
04-23-2006, 04:20 PM
Brady Clark penalizes us for not appreciating his scrappiness when he was here.

Falls City Beer
04-23-2006, 04:21 PM
This giving up outs crap is going to come back to haunt the team. Those who like people who "swing away" take note.

GAC
04-23-2006, 04:21 PM
Nice play Brady Clark to rob RA

SteelSD
04-23-2006, 04:21 PM
sure looks like it's going to work:rolleyes:

Yeah. That wasn't very smart.

Caveat Emperor
04-23-2006, 04:22 PM
With 7 walks already, I honestly don't know why anyone would swing at what Davis has to offer. He's firing wildly at his own foot, and the Reds are throwing themselves in the path of the bullets.

THNDRacket
04-23-2006, 04:22 PM
How about having your leadoff hitter lay down a sac bunt when the pitcher can't throw strikes, even if that batter had struck out twice already?

MWM
04-23-2006, 04:23 PM
EdE putting on a clinic today. I hope Marty is taking notice.

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 04:23 PM
Lee grounds out to 3rd. Another good play for Encarnacion.

THNDRacket
04-23-2006, 04:23 PM
EE is on!

reds44
04-23-2006, 04:23 PM
Eddie!!!!

flyer85
04-23-2006, 04:24 PM
Yeah. That wasn't very smart.if the guy isn't good enough to be swinging away then he shouldn't be batting leadoff

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 04:24 PM
Fielder flies out to left. 2 outs.

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2006, 04:24 PM
EE having a good day in the field.

Hopefully Harang can keep rolling along. This game could have been a blowout but the Reds are blowing too many opportunities. Narron killed that last inning with the sac bunt.

reds44
04-23-2006, 04:24 PM
2 down

SteelSD
04-23-2006, 04:24 PM
if the guy isn't good enough to be swinging away then he shouldn't be batting leadoff

Bingo.

KronoRed
04-23-2006, 04:25 PM
We need more runs.

Falls City Beer
04-23-2006, 04:25 PM
There should be a mandate that the sac bunt is either only used by the pitcher or only used by a position player in the ninth when one run secures a win.

Caveat Emperor
04-23-2006, 04:26 PM
We need more runs.

With this pitching staff and bullpen, that's kinda like reminding people to inhale and exhale.

flyer85
04-23-2006, 04:26 PM
nice play by RA

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 04:26 PM
Weeks grounds out to 3rd. Aurilia makes a good play to tag the runner on the high throw. 2-0 Reds after 4.

THNDRacket
04-23-2006, 04:27 PM
Good tag by RA. He's learning.

Falls City Beer
04-23-2006, 04:27 PM
With this pitching staff and bullpen, that's kinda like reminding people to inhale and exhale.

Or to avoid traffic and tapeworms.

reds44
04-23-2006, 04:27 PM
Cap'en rich needs to play everyday at 1st.

CTA513
04-23-2006, 04:27 PM
nice play by RA

Hes pretty good at 1B. :thumbup:

Fullboat
04-23-2006, 04:28 PM
Great play by Rich A.

MWM
04-23-2006, 04:28 PM
Cap'en rich needs to play everyday at 1st.

Because of one good play? No way. He's too small to play there everyday. He'd wind up costing more errors than he'd save.

RBA
04-23-2006, 04:28 PM
Thanks. Actually, I am fine IF I were at home, as DirecTV now agrees that I am not a local Reds market here in Memphis, so I am actually getting the games no matter what now.

I am, however, sadly at work, and tried MLBTV hoping that MLB also agrees I am no longer a local Reds market. Sadly, I apparently still am, as far as MLB is concerned.

So, if I were at home, happiness. At work, blacked out. I hate them all and their nonsensical rules.

All of them.


How about getting a SlingBox?
http://www.slingmedia.com/

I don't have one, but it might be the answer for you if you are willing to spend the money. ;)

THNDRacket
04-23-2006, 04:28 PM
Dunn wouldn't have had to jump.

Gandalf the Red
04-23-2006, 04:28 PM
Good tag by RA. He's learning.

Of course his true value lies in the ability to put any opposing batter who dares charge the mound into a figure-4.

reds44
04-23-2006, 04:29 PM
Because of one good play? No way. He's too small to play there everyday. He'd wind up costing more errors than he'd save.
Isn't he just as tall or taller the Hatteberg?

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2006, 04:29 PM
Dunn just took a called strike at the ankles.

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 04:29 PM
Dunn strikes out swinging. 1 out.

reds44
04-23-2006, 04:30 PM
K

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2006, 04:30 PM
I wish Dunn had a normal strikezone. I wonder what type of numbers he would have if the umps gave him the Pujols treatment? :eek:

Patrick Bateman
04-23-2006, 04:30 PM
There should be a mandate that the sac bunt is either only used by the pitcher or only used by a position player in the ninth when one run secures a win.

I suggest one more exception: close game, 2 runners on, no outs, with crappy hitter up, followed by the meat of the order.

If Aurilia's line drive drops in......who's complaining?

KronoRed
04-23-2006, 04:31 PM
With this pitching staff and bullpen, that's kinda like reminding people to inhale and exhale.
Never hurts

Caveat Emperor
04-23-2006, 04:31 PM
I wish Dunn had a normal strikezone. I wonder what type of numbers he would have if the umps gave him the Pujols treatment? :eek:

He needs to try pulling his socks up the knees for a week and see if he gets a better zone called.

KronoRed
04-23-2006, 04:31 PM
I wish Dunn had a normal strikezone. I wonder what type of numbers he would have if the umps gave him the Pujols treatment? :eek:
Better numbers then the anointed one.

JohhnyBench1001
04-23-2006, 04:31 PM
I think the team took the 11 to nothing personal...hehhe. This is the best fundemental game I've seen them play so far all season. We are being patient at the plate, and are playing great D.

Cedric
04-23-2006, 04:32 PM
Rich Aurilla is 6'1. That's plenty big enough in my opinion. Keith Hernandez was barely six foot and he's the best I've seen.

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 04:32 PM
Kearns walks. 8 walks by Davis.

KronoRed
04-23-2006, 04:33 PM
Kearns walks. 8 walks by Davis.
Dan O "PITCH TO CONTACT!!"

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2006, 04:34 PM
Encarnacion takes a strike called at the ankles. Ump is really helping Davis out.

Reds Nd2
04-23-2006, 04:34 PM
Isn't he just as tall or taller the Hatteberg?

Both are 6' 1" tall. Dunn is 6' 5".

MWM
04-23-2006, 04:34 PM
No way is aAurilia 6'1". That might be what his bio says, but I don't buy it.

KronoRed
04-23-2006, 04:34 PM
Kearns :clap:

flynn78
04-23-2006, 04:34 PM
SB by Kearnsy!

Reds Fanatic
04-23-2006, 04:34 PM
Kearns steals second.

Gandalf the Red
04-23-2006, 04:35 PM
Better numbers then the anointed one.

Krono, GG just said you're banished to the 9th circle of hell for suggesting that.

KronoRed
04-23-2006, 04:35 PM
Krono, GG just said you're banished to the 9th circle of hell for suggesting that.
I'll see him there :devil:

flynn78
04-23-2006, 04:35 PM
EE just misses a double down the line.

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2006, 04:35 PM
EE was 6 inches away from a RBI double.

THNDRacket
04-23-2006, 04:36 PM
My MLB.tv video freezes up for 2 seconds just as Davis delivers the pitch.

KronoRed
04-23-2006, 04:36 PM
I like the brewers uniforms, classy.

Falls City Beer
04-23-2006, 04:36 PM
Krono, GG just said you're banished to the 9th circle of hell for suggesting that.

GG = Gary Glitter?

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2006, 04:36 PM
EE walks.

I feel a double on the horizon from Phillips.