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KoryMac5
04-26-2006, 09:40 AM
"I felt like I could attack the strike zone," Williams said. "The home runs didn't bother me."



This was finally a step in the right direction as far as the aggressiveness," Williams said. "Our offense has been doing this all year -- giving us some room."

"The guys would score runs for me and I'd give them back," Williams said. "Coming over here, I felt like I pitched well off the bat and then had the two bad ones. It was getting late in the month. It's time to win a game. Things kind of went my way."

This last one is from Jerry Narron


"It was real big," manager Jerry Narron said. "I thought his velocity was better. I thought he kept the ball down much better than he has in the past."

These quotes just made me want to chuckle. He gave up 4 runs in 5 innings lucky for him Soriano is playing left field or he would be 0-3. I especially love Jerry's quote about his velocity being better. It sure couldn't get any worse.

oneupper
04-26-2006, 09:45 AM
I'm not really amused. This is one of those cases where success can actually hurt you.

Williams was awful and if Narron thinks otherwise he'll just keep sending him out there. Anywhere but RFK against anyone but the Nats and it would have been very ugly.

KoryMac5
04-26-2006, 09:48 AM
According to the team Williams job was never in trouble whether he won or lost.

Williams' job security was never in question,

BigDonkey44
04-26-2006, 09:52 AM
"I felt like I could attack the strike zone," Williams said. "The home runs didn't bother me."

well thats good Dave; seeing as how you are a big league--and you surrender lots of homers. He's like Milton's baby brother, or bizzaro world Milton, if you can imagine that monstrosity.

Ravenlord
04-26-2006, 09:59 AM
well thats good Dave; seeing as how you are a big league--and you surrender lots of homers. He's like Milton's baby brother, or bizzaro world Milton, if you can imagine that monstrosity.

like i said at the time of his acquisiton, he's Eric Milton with worse stuff.

in fact, i think his perihphials will be similar to what Milton's were last year...just with fewer innings (thank God), and fewer K's.

flyer85
04-26-2006, 10:05 AM
According to the team Williams job was never in trouble whether he won or lost.

Williams' job security was never in question,the current management doesn't say what they really mean. They kept saying nice things sbout Womack and his PT and look what happened to him.

Williams is on a short leash and they won't let us know until the day he disappears.

Falls City Beer
04-26-2006, 10:08 AM
the current management doesn't say what they really mean. They kept saying nice things sbout Womack and his PT and look what happened to him.

Williams is on a short leash and they won't let us know until the day he disappears.

I completely agree.

Oh, and I LOVE that underachievers have been vanishing in the night. Freaking great policy. :thumbup:

BuckWoody
04-26-2006, 10:12 AM
Maybe this is the kind of squeaker Williams needs to turn it around a bit. He surely didn't pitch that well but it's like a hitter in a slump that gets a little dink shot into left for a base hit to get him going again. It's something positive that he can build on. Maybe it'll bolster his confidence and add a mph or two to his fastball. Maybe he can get rid of the giant hump in his curve and break it off a little sharper. Maybe he can turn into the pitcher that LaRussa thought was one of the better lefties in the league at the end of last year. Maybe...uhhh...maybe...um...he'll...uh...OK, I'll quit now. :(

Chip R
04-26-2006, 10:26 AM
According to the team Williams job was never in trouble whether he won or lost.

Williams' job security was never in question,

I'm not sure you can take that at face value. 99% of managers aren't going to be quoted as saying, "He better pitch well or he's going to be looking for apartments in Louisville." Ozzie Guillen might but I think even Ozzie may have some tact in that situation. If Williams had bombed last night, I believe there would have been a lot of thought about taking him out of the rotation. They may not have done it but I'm sure they would consider it. Next time out he gets to face StL again at GAB. Be sure to wear your hard hats if you are sitting in the OF, folks.

smith288
04-26-2006, 11:02 AM
Looks like since Milton is hurt, I have a new pitcher to track for my HR-o-meter.

traderumor
04-26-2006, 11:09 AM
I completely agree.

Oh, and I LOVE that underachievers have been vanishing in the night. Freaking great policy. :thumbup:Yup, roster spots are suddenly a prized possession rather than an eternal right until you really screw up (flip off a fan, complain and moan in the clubhouse, etc.).

BuckeyeRedleg
04-26-2006, 11:14 AM
It's a wonder how pitchers like Dave Williams make it to the show and then somehow manage to stay there when you have so many guys that have pitched their guts out in AAA and never get the one shot.

Could he have pictures of someone?

I know he's only pitched once this year for the big club, but I'll take the Lizard any day over Chris Hammond's protege.

George Foster
04-26-2006, 11:29 AM
There is only one ball park in America that Williams could have won that game last night and he was playing in it.

membengal
04-26-2006, 11:32 AM
He may have had a puncher's chance against Florida or San Diego on the road too, but that's about it...

Matter of fact, perhaps we can talk the Marlins into taking him? He's actually a better option for them at this point than Brian Moehler, and maybe we could get some low level prospect for him...

RedsFan75
04-26-2006, 11:33 AM
How's Steve Kelley doing this season?

savafan
04-26-2006, 12:29 PM
I'd just like to step in here and say that Williams has the worst looking facial hair in baseball. I mean, if a guy can't figure out how to use a razor, how can you expect him to figure out how to pitch to major league batters?

BuckWoody
04-26-2006, 12:41 PM
I'd just like to step in here and say that Williams has the worst looking facial hair in baseball. I mean, if a guy can't figure out how to use a razor, how can you expect him to figure out how to pitch to major league batters?
Yeah! I noticed that too. He had these big diamond shaped patches on each side of his face. Ugly stuff. The anti-Fernando Vina.

smith288
04-26-2006, 01:10 PM
I think he is going for the mutton chop look

http://www.anytimecostumes.com/Merchant2/graphics/beards/005754866.jpg

Johnny Footstool
04-26-2006, 01:47 PM
"I felt like I could attack the strike zone," Williams said. "The home runs didn't bother me."

The only thing he tried to "attack" was the outside of the plate. The guy nibbled all night long.

Of course, I don't blame him for doing that. It's hard to "attack" anything with a fastball that couldn't break a pane of candy glass.

klw
04-26-2006, 01:52 PM
http://members.tripod.com/~swingin/behindthescenes/fordwhip.jpg


Winner of the Womack Memorial Whipping Boy de Jour Award

RedFanAlways1966
04-26-2006, 02:00 PM
And I thought I'd mention... the REDS won the game. Thought some may have forgotten that. ;)

<devil's advocate time :devil:>
I am sure that the REDS would have him out of the starting rotation (at minimum) if they had something better to insert into the rotation. The REDS are now 2-2 in games that Williams has started. If you look at the team record in games for REDS starters for the last 5 years, you'd be hard pressed to find many at .500 or above. He is a #5 starter to boot. Sure the offense has a say in that. But the crappy D and spotty BP also had a huge say in his first loss (which was a QS), so the team should probably be 3-1 in games he has started. Let me say this one more time... he is a #5 guy for a team picked by most to finish dead last in their division and the team has a .500 record in games he has started.

Johnny Footstool
04-26-2006, 05:10 PM
If he continues to pitch the way he did last night, the team's record with him on the mound won't be .500 for long.

Chip R
04-26-2006, 05:12 PM
http://members.tripod.com/~swingin/behindthescenes/fordwhip.jpg


Winner of the Womack Memorial Whipping Boy de Jour Award

You need to photoshop Boss' face in there. ;)

Aronchis
04-26-2006, 05:17 PM
Williams better watch out for his physical wellbeing, when Redszoners go on the prowl and call you out over and over again, a few may snap and do some very nasty things;)

Claussen and The Lizard better watch out to when they get rocked by the Stros this weekend.

NatiRedGals
04-26-2006, 08:54 PM
http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/8609/202yp.gif (http://imageshack.us)
Uh Thanks Narron Uh I love my picthing uh Heres a fast one down the middle Uh Love You

WMR
04-26-2006, 08:58 PM
Imagine being a Major League General Manager, looking at Dave Williams, and saying to yourself, "THIS is the guy I want."

KoryMac5
04-26-2006, 09:03 PM
That eyeball looks like Casey in a Pirates uniform.

TeamBoone
04-27-2006, 03:01 PM
04-27-2006

SUPERSTITIOUS - When you're in a slump, you do whatever you can to break out of it. Kent Mercker's advice to Dave Williams entering his start Tuesday night was to change as much of his routine as he could - it obviously wasn't working before.

So Williams decided not to ride the team bus to the ballpark, as he usually does. And he decided to change his shaving pattern.

Rather than shave completely clean or not shave at all, Williams groomed only his chin and the area below his jaw line Tuesday, leaving himself a slight mustache and what could only be described as beginner mutton chops.

Even Williams admits the look is fairly ridiculous, but after picking up his first win of the season Tuesday night, he said he'll keep it up "probably at least for the next one." Don't want to mess with a winning streak, even if it's only one game.

"My wife says it's brutal, every- body says it's brutal," Williams said. "I don't even like it, but you've got to ride it out sometimes."

http://news.cincypost.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060427/SPT05/604270320/1027

registerthis
04-27-2006, 03:03 PM
Only for a pitcher like Williams could one win be considered a "streak."

<sigh>

George Foster
04-28-2006, 12:37 AM
Only for a pitcher like Williams could one win be considered a "streak."

<sigh>

"You have to respect the streak!!!"