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Doc. Scott
04-26-2006, 03:10 PM
Bottom of 4. Ortiz was at 68 pitches after 4, forgot to mention that.

Anderson (0-1). Strike called. Foul on the bunt attempt, 0-2. Ball's high. Outside, ball two. Bouncer foul. Offspeed juuuust outside, full count. Check swing, and it's ball four. First walk by Arroyo.

Craig Wilson's seventh homer ties the Pirates and Cardinals at 2-2.

Johnson (0-1). Ball one, low and outside. Called strike. Fouled away. Just off the plate, 2-2. Low, full count. Hmmm. Hit deep to left-center, but Dunn goes back and grabs it near the warning track! One out.

Ward (0-1). Ball's low. Called strike. Ball's outside, 2-1. Called strike two! Broken-bat foul. Grounder to second, grabbed by Phillips. He shovels to Lopez, but Anderson breaks up the double play with a good slide. Two outs.

Zimmerman (0-1). Slams a base hit to right- the first one for Washington. First and second, two out.

Church (0-1). Hard grounder to Mangione, but he backhands and tosses to Arroyo. Nice play, three outs.

4-0 Reds after 4. Arroyo has somewhere around 67 pitches.

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 03:11 PM
Church grounds out...inning over 4-0 Reds

OnBaseMachine
04-26-2006, 03:11 PM
There goes the no-no. After a nine pitch first inning, Arroro has thrown a lot of pitches since. 69 pitches through four.

Bobcat J
04-26-2006, 03:11 PM
4-0 Reds after 4. Arroyo has somewhere around 67 pitches.

He's at 69, with 44 strikes, 25 balls

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 03:11 PM
Only 2 outsYep...my bad

Boston Red
04-26-2006, 03:13 PM
This Nationals' color guy is terrible. He can't believe the Reds have the audacity to be dominating his Nats.

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 03:13 PM
FeLo grounds out to 1st on a full count to lead off the top of the 5th

CTA513
04-26-2006, 03:13 PM
Ben Sheets has struck out 7 Braves in 4 innings.

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 03:14 PM
Dunn singles to deep right

M2
04-26-2006, 03:14 PM
C'mon boys, break out the cudgels. It's the fifth inning and Ramon Ortiz is still breathing.

pedro
04-26-2006, 03:15 PM
A little Ortizinator looks to be just what the doctor ordered for Dunn.

Bobcat J
04-26-2006, 03:15 PM
I guess Dunn didn't need the day off after all.

BRM
04-26-2006, 03:15 PM
Dunn singles to deep right

Good thing that wasn't another solo HR...

pedro
04-26-2006, 03:17 PM
Marty and John Fay are talking about how bad the Pirates are. Marty mentioned that the fans in Pittsburgh are shocked because they thought they had a much improved club.

I'm not and I didn't.

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 03:17 PM
Kearns grounds into a DP to end the inning

Doc. Scott
04-26-2006, 03:17 PM
Top of 5.

Lopez (1-2). Hey, he batted last inning! Count quickly runs full, then Felipe fouls one off. Grounder to Johnson, he spins around and makes a nice 3-1 shovel for the out. One down.

Dunn (1-2). Slaps a base hit to right on the first pitch! He's two for three.

Kearns (0-2). 1-1 pitch, called strike. Ball two. Fouled away. Grounder to short is swiftly turned into a 6-4-3 double play.

End of inning. After 4.5, Reds 4, Nationals 0. Ortiz is at 82 pitches.

smith288
04-26-2006, 03:17 PM
Glad Dunn didnt get that oh so needed breather today.

westofyou
04-26-2006, 03:17 PM
This Nationals' color guy is terrible. He can't believe the Reds have the audacity to be dominating his Nats.
Tom Paciorek, dry as a texas brush fire and as interesting as Physics class on a May afternoon.

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 03:18 PM
Marty and John Fay are talking about how bad the Pirates are. Marty mentioned that the fans in Pittsburgh are shocked because they thought they had a much improved club.

I'm not and I didn't.Me neither. How about all of those ESPN analysts that had them finishing ahead of the Reds?

Falls City Beer
04-26-2006, 03:18 PM
Have I mentioned how imperative it is ship out Kearns on the next hot streak he goes on?

westofyou
04-26-2006, 03:19 PM
Glad Dunn didnt get that oh so needed breather today.
Even Babe Ruth sat sometimes... only Cal and Gehrig played them all.

Doc. Scott
04-26-2006, 03:19 PM
Bottom of 5.

Milwaukee has tied Atlanta at 1 on a Carlos Lee sac fly, then takes a 3-1 lead on Corey Koskie's two-run homer.

Clayton (0-1). Foul. Ball one. Grounder to Phillips, one down.

Schneider (0-1). High popup caught by Lopez in short left. Two outs.

Ortiz (0-1). Quickly strikes out. Five Ks.

Bronson is cruising (76 pitches), and hasn't given up many fly balls while doing it. Reds 4, Nationals 0 after 5.

flyer85
04-26-2006, 03:19 PM
Marty and John Fay are talking about how bad the Pirates are. Marty mentioned that the fans in Pittsburgh are shocked because they thought they had a much improved club.and a much improved manager. :rolleyes: Gosh, maybe it wasn't LLoyd.

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 03:19 PM
Kearns just dont have the eye to hit clean up

Gandalf the Red
04-26-2006, 03:20 PM
Me neither. How about all of those ESPN analysts that had them finishing ahead of the Reds?


The Reds are the Rodney Dangerfield of the NL Central.

Falls City Beer
04-26-2006, 03:20 PM
Kearns just dont have the eye to hit clean up

Kearns just doesn't have the focus or drive to be a consistent performer.

vaticanplum
04-26-2006, 03:21 PM
Have I mentioned how imperative it is ship out Kearns on the next hot streak he goes on?

Much as I kind of hate to say it, I agree. Contending is starting to be a glimmer in the back of the corner of my eye, and if they can get some good young pitching for him, they need to jump. Otherwise Kearns is going to be a liability very soon.

Krivsky must realize this in some way (god, what a joy it is to be able to say that about your GM).

flyer85
04-26-2006, 03:21 PM
Tom Paciorek, dry as a texas brush fire and as interesting as Physics class on a May afternoon.Wimpy

pedro
04-26-2006, 03:22 PM
The Pirates(129) have given up more runs that the Reds(121) but have only score 92 (Reds 131)

They've only won 5 games. Ouch.

MLB has a nice new feature (at least I think it's new) on their standings page that lets you choose which columns to display in table.

http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/standings/index.jsp

Bobcat J
04-26-2006, 03:23 PM
Nice inning by Arroyo. 8 pitches, 7 strikes

Gandalf the Red
04-26-2006, 03:23 PM
Kearns just doesn't have the focus or drive to be a consistent performer.


If only we could use the transporter to combine Kearns' defense and Dunn's offensive power.

OnBaseMachine
04-26-2006, 03:24 PM
Just what Arroyo needed: an easy seven pitch inning.

4-0 Reds after 5.

flyer85
04-26-2006, 03:25 PM
Have I mentioned how imperative it is ship out Kearns on the next hot streak he goes on?I think Freel and Larue will be the two guys dealt.

Doc. Scott
04-26-2006, 03:25 PM
Top of 6.

Mangione (0-1, BB). Fastball away, ball one. Down and in, ball two. Inside corner, called strike. Ball three. Called strike two. LINED into left for a base hit. Feels so good to type that.

EdE (1-2). Called strike. Another. Another. One out.

Phillips (0-2). He's whiffed twice, actually. Ball one. Ball two. BALL THREE! COULD IT HAPPEN? Strike one called. Fouled back, and the count's full. Grounded slowly to second, and Chuck makes it to second safely (he was running). So there will not yet be The Walk. Two outs.

Ross (1-1, HR, IBB). Another intentional pass to get to Arroyo. They fear the Rosses. Speaking of, when do we get to see Cody?

Arroyo (0-2). Low, ball one. Grounder to third becomes a forceout.

Through 5.5, Ortiz is at 103 pitches and the Reds lead 4-0.

Cards now lead Pittsburgh 3-2, thanks to a sac fly by Juan Encarnacion.

flyer85
04-26-2006, 03:25 PM
time to quit messin' around with the Barber and take it all off the top.

Chip R
04-26-2006, 03:26 PM
I didn't think the Bucs would be much better than last year but I thought they would still finish ahead of the Reds since their pitching was supposed to be better. Who knows, they still might. But teams like that off to slow starts don't usually go on some hot streak and climb into the first division. Slow starts like that just suck all the joy out of that kind of a team.

Gandalf the Red
04-26-2006, 03:26 PM
I think Freel and Larue will be the two guys dealt.

I'd miss Freel. Watching him out there reminds me of playing Sonic the Hedgehog on my brother's Sega.

Falls City Beer
04-26-2006, 03:27 PM
I think Freel and Larue will be the two guys dealt.

I'm all about trading who brings us the most in return. But--if I had to answer abstractly who I'd rather keep on the squad Freel/Larue or Kearns: I'd say Freel/Larue without thinking twice. They have more competitive fire and ferocity in their eyebrows than Kearns does in his entire body.

flyer85
04-26-2006, 03:27 PM
Ortiz has some effectiveness vs RH hitters but he is still helpless against lefties.

flyer85
04-26-2006, 03:29 PM
I'm all about trading who brings us the most in return. That has to be in combination with what you can most easily replace.

RedsMan3203
04-26-2006, 03:30 PM
Z. Duke (4.45) pitches to
A. Pujols (.338, 0-for-1, walk): Intentional ball, Intentional ball, Intentional ball. Intentional ball.

Pujols intentionally walked.


Oh, wow.... Why can't we learn from our own mistakes?

Bobcat J
04-26-2006, 03:30 PM
Thought for a second we were going to see BP's first walk as a Red.

RedLegsToday
04-26-2006, 03:30 PM
make them pay, Arroyo!

Falls City Beer
04-26-2006, 03:30 PM
That has to be in combination with what you can most easily replace.

I think replacing Kearns with Denorfia would show very little loss in production.

Sea Ray
04-26-2006, 03:30 PM
I didn't think the Bucs would be much better than last year but I thought they would still finish ahead of the Reds since their pitching was supposed to be better. Who knows, they still might. But teams like that off to slow starts don't usually go on some hot streak and climb into the first division. Slow starts like that just suck all the joy out of that kind of a team.

The Bucs have fallen victim to injuries, a few sophmore slumps and maybe some guys being overrated but it did look like they'd pitch better than they have. I'm surprised but I agree, this year is shot for them. A young team has to get off to a better start than that. Does anyone feel a little sorry for "Case"?

Falls City Beer
04-26-2006, 03:31 PM
The Bucs have fallen victim to the belief that you can build a contender strictly through the draft.

flyer85
04-26-2006, 03:32 PM
I guess the Barber has did his job today, pitch at least 6. I would think he'll be back for the 7th.

flyer85
04-26-2006, 03:33 PM
I think replacing Kearns with Denorfia would show very little loss in production.Same could be said with Freel and I think Freel will bring more in return, hopefully the Mets are listening.

Gallen5862
04-26-2006, 03:33 PM
How did Arroyo have his easy inning? How were the outs made?

smith288
04-26-2006, 03:33 PM
Even Babe Ruth sat sometimes... only Cal and Gehrig played them all.

Oh, I know. Im just not a fan of sitting a guy who otherwise is physically fine. If Dunn thinks he needs the day off from being exhausted, then give him the day but Dunn is out there because he thinks he should be...not because some folks on a forum feel he is "laboring".

flyer85
04-26-2006, 03:33 PM
The Bucs have fallen victim to the belief that you can build a contender strictly through the draft.or that you can win without talent.

Gallen5862
04-26-2006, 03:33 PM
How did the Reds do in their atbat?

CTA513
04-26-2006, 03:34 PM
How did Arroyo have his easy inning? How were the outs made?

Bottom 5TH B:1 S:1 O:1
Royce Clayton grounds out, second baseman Brandon Phillips to first baseman Scott Hatteberg.

Bottom 5TH B:0 S:0 O:2
Brian Schneider pops out to shortstop Felipe LopezJr.

Bottom 5TH B:0 S:3 O:3
Ramon Ortiz called out on strikes.

smith288
04-26-2006, 03:34 PM
1 pitch, 1 out. Thanks Alfonso!

Reds Nd2
04-26-2006, 03:34 PM
How did Arroyo have his easy inning? How were the outs made?

Bottom 5TH B:1 S:1 O:1
Royce Clayton grounds out, second baseman Brandon Phillips to first baseman Scott Hatteberg.

Bottom 5TH B:0 S:0 O:2
Brian Schneider pops out to shortstop Felipe LopezJr.

Bottom 5TH B:0 S:3 O:3
Ramon Ortiz called out on strikes.

Gallen5862
04-26-2006, 03:35 PM
Thanks CTa and Reds ND2. What did the Reds do in top of the 6th?

CTA513
04-26-2006, 03:36 PM
Thanks CTa what did the Reds do in top of the 6th?

Top 6TH B:3 S:2 O:0
Scott Hatteberg singles on a line drive to left fielder Alfonso Soriano.

Top 6TH B:0 S:3 O:1
Edwin Encarnacion strikes out swinging.

Top 6TH B:3 S:2 O:2
Brandon Phillips grounds out, second baseman Marlon Anderson to first baseman Nick Johnson. Scott Hatteberg to 2nd.

Top 6TH B:4 S:0 O:2
Ramon Ortiz intentionally walks David Ross.

Top 6TH B:1 S:0 O:3
Bronson Arroyo grounds into a force out, fielded by third baseman Ryan Zimmerman. Scott Hatteberg out at 3rd

Reds Nd2
04-26-2006, 03:37 PM
Thanks CTa what did the Reds do in top of the 6th?

Top 6TH B:3 S:2 O:0
Scott Hatteberg singles on a line drive to left fielder Alfonso Soriano.

Top 6TH B:0 S:3 O:1
Edwin Encarnacion strikes out swinging.

Top 6TH B:3 S:2 O:2
Brandon Phillips grounds out, second baseman Marlon Anderson to first baseman Nick Johnson. Scott Hatteberg to 2nd.

Top 6TH B:4 S:0 O:2
Ramon Ortiz intentionally walks David Ross.

Top 6TH B:1 S:0 O:3
Bronson Arroyo grounds into a force out, fielded by third baseman Ryan Zimmerman. Scott Hatteberg out at 3rd.

Doc. Scott
04-26-2006, 03:38 PM
Bottom of 6. Hopefully Marty is done blabbering on and on and on about his boyhood Washington Redskins.

Soriano (0-2). Popped up behind first and caught by Phillips as a collision is teased. One out.

Marty now talking about the Redskins broadcasters. Please stop.

Anderson (0-1, BB). 1-2 count. Chopper to Chuck, and he completes another deft 3-1 toss. Two down.

Johnson (0-2). Two hard-hit balls, two outs. Count runs full. CHANGE TAKEN, STRIKE THREE! Six Ks.

4-0 Reds after 6. Arroyo at 87 pitches.

OnBaseMachine
04-26-2006, 03:38 PM
1-2-3 6th inning for Bronson.

Just think, Arroyo is a great takeout slide away from having a no-hitter through 6 innings.

Gallen5862
04-26-2006, 03:40 PM
Thanks everyone. How is Arroyo looking? Does he seem to be in great command of his pitches? It seems like if he is happy with Ross as his personal catcher we should continue it.

Sea Ray
04-26-2006, 03:41 PM
Who's available in the 'pen today? I'd think it would be tough to use Coffey or Weathers and maybe Shack.

KronoRed
04-26-2006, 03:41 PM
I like the Redskins less and less.

OnBaseMachine
04-26-2006, 03:41 PM
Did that ball hit Freel in the face? It looks like it did on Gameday. Hopefully he's OK.

KronoRed
04-26-2006, 03:41 PM
Who's available in the 'pen today? I'd think it would be tough to use Coffey or eathers and maybe Shack.
White :devil:

MWM
04-26-2006, 03:42 PM
Arroyo's stuff is looking nasty today. His slurve has been devastating. I know that Nats aren't very good, but I think he's getting most teams out today. He's looked that good.

Chip R
04-26-2006, 03:42 PM
Who's available in the 'pen today? I'd think it would be tough to use Coffey or eathers and maybe Shack.

Might want to send Belisle out for an inning so he doesn't get rusty.

doug flynn
04-26-2006, 03:42 PM
Through the early season, Arroyo has his K rate back up around seven.

MWM
04-26-2006, 03:43 PM
I think Ortiz gave other teams the blueprint to get EdE out. He's not looked good at the plate today and has been punded with sliders low in the zone.

MWM
04-26-2006, 03:44 PM
I wonder about Brandon Phillips mental makeup. He seems to wound really tight at the plate, at least today he has.

I think that's one of the common denominators of guys who have mass talent who have good minor league careers but don't make it in the majors.

Sea Ray
04-26-2006, 03:45 PM
I think Ortiz gave other teams the blueprint to get EdE out. He's not looked good at the plate today and has been punded with sliders low in the zone.

A good slider low in the zone is tough for any RH from a RHP unless your name is Pujols

Doc. Scott
04-26-2006, 03:46 PM
Top of 7.

New pitcher? Nope.

Freel (0-3). Called strike. Freel's batting eye seems tired. Foul. Another. Low, ball one. OW! He takes one on the left elbow and reaches via Rudy.

Adam LaRoche doubles in a run to cut Milwaukee's lead over Atlanta to 3-2.

Lopez (1-3). Batch of pickoff throws. 1-1 count. Popup to third is out number one.

Dunn (2-3). Ball outside. Fouled away. Ball two. Infield has shifted, but the outfield's the same. Ball three, then a foul tapper to run the count full. LINER OVER SECOND BASE HIT! Three singles for Adam, and Freel motors to third.

Marty, shut up about the@#$%ing Washington Hall of Stars. NO ONE CARES.

Kearns (0-3, R). Lefty Mike Stanton in the Washington pen, good considering Ortiz is at 117 pitches already. Low, ball one. 84 mph. Swing and a miss on a fastball ("blew it by him", sayeth Steve). Ball two is low. Grounder, left side, and only Anderson double-clutching on the pivot prevents another double play. Freel scores, and it's 5-0. Another defensive issue for the Nats.

Ortiz is yanked in favor of Stanton. 121 pitches, 6.2 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 1 HR. One man on, two out.

Mangione (1-2, BB). Stanton is really old and also 1-2 with a 2.08 ERA. CBS Sportsline dorks up the game log again.

Outside, ball one from Mike. LINED DOWN THE RF LINE AND INTO THE CORNER! Ward makes a quick recovery, and Kearns has to stop at third. Second and third, two out for...

EdE (1-3). He's being intentionally passed to load the bases for...

Phillips (0-3). Now the CBS intern thinks Ortiz is still pitching. Dumbass. Brandon takes low and in for a ball. Ball two, inside. BALL THREE! COULD THIS BE IT? Down Broadway for a strike. Fly to center, caught by Church to end the inning.

5-0 Reds after 6.5.

westofyou
04-26-2006, 03:46 PM
Note to Nats announcer

Vince Dimaggio struck out a bunch

CTA513
04-26-2006, 03:47 PM
Dunn has 3 hits today. :)

MWM
04-26-2006, 03:47 PM
A good slider low in the zone is tough for any RH from a RHP unless your name is Pujols

Of course, but some guys can lay off of them, and EdE will learn to lay off more eventually. He was chasing them today.

MWM
04-26-2006, 03:48 PM
Dunn has 3 hits today. :)

All of them singles. That should make lots of people happy.

Chip R
04-26-2006, 03:48 PM
I like the Redskins less and less.

You're just mad cause they stole the Ol' Ball Coach from the Gators.

Strikes Out Looking
04-26-2006, 03:48 PM
I live in D.C. and I hate the Redskins. Bengals all the way.

OnBaseMachine
04-26-2006, 03:48 PM
Dunn has three singles today. You don't see that too often.

LincolnparkRed
04-26-2006, 03:48 PM
maybe dunn found himself a slump buster last night:evil:

KronoRed
04-26-2006, 03:48 PM
Dunn has 3 hits today. :)
Are they clutch?

Are they passionate hits?

Sea Ray
04-26-2006, 03:48 PM
I wonder about Brandon Phillips mental makeup. He seems to wound really tight at the plate, at least today he has.

I think that's one of the common denominators of guys who have mass talent who have good minor league careers but don't make it in the majors.

I don't know but he appears to have a very quick bat and that doesn't change regardless of what level you're playing. Before seeing him play, I thought he was another Pokey Reese but he's got incredible bat speed

vaticanplum
04-26-2006, 03:48 PM
maybe dunn found himself a slump buster last night:evil:

Where is Creek today?

BRM
04-26-2006, 03:49 PM
All of them singles. That should make lots of people happy.

How many were opposite field?

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 03:50 PM
that was another gidp 4 kearns but anderson cat get the ball outta his glove

LincolnparkRed
04-26-2006, 03:50 PM
Where is Creek today?

I don't know about that but with all of the interns/pr people in DC I am sure a professional athlete wouldn't have much of a problem

OnBaseMachine
04-26-2006, 03:50 PM
Kearns grounds into a FC, but Freel scores. 5-0 Reds.

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 03:50 PM
How many were opposite field?

none

Reds Nd2
04-26-2006, 03:50 PM
Steve said that the new ownership group has been announced in D.C.

KronoRed
04-26-2006, 03:51 PM
You're just mad cause they stole the Ol' Ball Coach from the Gators.
For what they got from him..No I'm not :evil:

lollipopcurve
04-26-2006, 03:51 PM
I wonder about Brandon Phillips mental makeup. He seems to wound really tight at the plate, at least today he has.

I think that's one of the common denominators of guys who have mass talent who have good minor league careers but don't make it in the majors.

Most people thought Felipe had talent but lacked the ole "what it takes" to be a major leaguer, too. I would be surprised if Phillips does not have a successful career.

MWM
04-26-2006, 03:52 PM
Austin Kearns just isn't the same player he was before the injuries. And I don't think it's because of the injuries anymore. His approach at the plate looks different. And it's not the numbers I'm looking at, it's pure observation. I remember before the injury watching Kearns AB and thinking they wre a thing of beauty. He rarely swung at bad pitches, and jumped all over a lot pitches. He just doesn't seem to have that same level of comfort he use to have. He just looks like he doesn't know how to approach an AB anymore. His swing is less explosive and he's chasing a lot of bad pitches and putting weak cuts on lots of others.

It looks like he's not mentally the same player he was. I'm convinced it's in his head.

MWM
04-26-2006, 03:54 PM
Most people thought Felipe had talent but lacked the ole "what it takes" to be a major leaguer, too. I would be surprised if Phillips does not have a successful career.

I hope you're right and it's possible. The main difference as I see it is that Felipe has some success when he was first called up and Felipe has a good eye at the plate. Brandon's a free swinger. But he might very well turn the corner here in Cincinnati.

membengal
04-26-2006, 03:54 PM
Three times on base for Hatte today, two by hits. It's what you want from him.

Intentional walk to EE, to load the bases with Phillips coming up. Interesting.

LincolnparkRed
04-26-2006, 03:55 PM
It looks like he's not mentally the same player he was. I'm convinced it's in his head.

I wonder if he has flash backs of Ray King sitting on him. He probably sleeps like someone whose been in a bad car wreck. They just keep seeing the accident over and over

Strikes Out Looking
04-26-2006, 03:56 PM
WUSA-9 in DC is reporting that the Lerner/Kastner group is the new ownership. The Commissioner's office is denying the report.

Sea Ray
04-26-2006, 03:57 PM
I hope you're right and it's possible. The main difference as I see it is that Felipe has some success when he was first called up and Felipe has a good eye at the plate. Brandon's a free swinger. But he might very well turn the corner here in Cincinnati.

5Ks in 47 ABs is not a free swinger in my book. They've thrown him a lot of meat and he's teed off on them.

KronoRed
04-26-2006, 03:57 PM
WUSA-9 in DC is reporting that the Lerner/Kastner group is the new ownership. The Commissioner's office is denying the report.
Must be true then

membengal
04-26-2006, 03:57 PM
Sounded like Phillips stung a 3-1 pitch hard, but it was caught by Church in CF to end the inning.

5-0 middle of the 7th.

Handofdeath
04-26-2006, 03:57 PM
Austin Kearns just isn't the same player he was before the injuries. And I don't think it's because of the injuries anymore. His approach at the plate looks different. And it's not the numbers I'm looking at, it's pure observation. I remember before the injury watching Kearns AB and thinking they wre a thing of beauty. He rarely swung at bad pitches, and jumped all over a lot pitches. He just doesn't seem to have that same level of comfort he use to have. He just looks like he doesn't know how to approach an AB anymore. His swing is less explosive and he's chasing a lot of bad pitches and putting weak cuts on lots of others.

It looks like he's not mentally the same player he was. I'm convinced it's in his head.

He's .291/.364/.570/.934. What is it exactly that you want?

smith288
04-26-2006, 03:58 PM
Is Phillips trying to go with pitches or trying to yank stuff?

Doc. Scott
04-26-2006, 03:58 PM
Bottom of 7. Bronson Arroyo has thrown 87 pitches going into the inning.

The Big Hurt pounds a homer to straightaway center, giving Oakland an early 1-0 lead.

Ward (0-2). Called strike on the offspeed stuff. Popup to short, one down.

Zimmerman (1-2). Ball one. Called strike. Some other stuff. He flies out to center. Two outs.

Church (0-2). Down and away, ball one. Ball two. Strike. Ball three. Walked him, second of the day for Bronson.

Clayton (0-2). CHANGE SWUNG ON AND MISSED! Seven Ks.

5-0 Reds after 7. Don't have the exact pitchcount, but it's under a hundred.

MWM
04-26-2006, 03:58 PM
5Ks in 47 ABs is not a free swinger in my book. They've thrown him a lot of meat and he's teed off on them.

Strike outs have nothing to do with being a free swinger. Making contact and making good contact are two different things. Dunn strikes out all the time and he's no free swinger. A lot of free swingers don't strike out much. But they make weak contact on pitches out of the zone.

jredmo2
04-26-2006, 03:59 PM
Austin Kearns just isn't the same player he was before the injuries. And I don't think it's because of the injuries anymore. His approach at the plate looks different. And it's not the numbers I'm looking at, it's pure observation. I remember before the injury watching Kearns AB and thinking they wre a thing of beauty. He rarely swung at bad pitches, and jumped all over a lot pitches. He just doesn't seem to have that same level of comfort he use to have. He just looks like he doesn't know how to approach an AB anymore. His swing is less explosive and he's chasing a lot of bad pitches and putting weak cuts on lots of others.

It looks like he's not mentally the same player he was. I'm convinced it's in his head.

I think he's been a little tentative since getting plunked in the thumb a couple games back. He hasn't really looked comfortable at the plate since. Hopefully it is just mental and not another under the radar injury we hear about in the offseason (which I can't stand, where is Kremchek on these things?).

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 03:59 PM
man phillips needs to hitthose

3-1 pitch..either HIT it or watch it and take the count full.

LincolnparkRed
04-26-2006, 03:59 PM
He's .291/.364/.570/.934. What is it exactly that you want?

but you have to admit he looks awful at the plate quite a bit more than his lines show? I wonder if it is just that the expectations are too high now but although he produces people will always want more.

M2
04-26-2006, 04:00 PM
5Ks in 47 ABs is not a free swinger in my book. They've thrown him a lot of meat and he's teed off on them.

The term "free swinger" tends to refer to a guy who doesn't take a lot of pitches. Whether he misses them a lot is immaterial. Free swinger means he uses the bat early and often and doesn't take a lot of walks.

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 04:00 PM
He slapped at that 3-1 pitch.. made GREAT contact... but didnt have no "UMPH" behind it or he prolly sent it to the wall

MWM
04-26-2006, 04:01 PM
He's .291/.364/.570/.934. What is it exactly that you want?

I'm basing it on watching the games. His numbers aren't bad but he's not hitting the ball hard near as much as he used to. It's not a numbers thing, it's observation and it's my perception. And it's just an opinion. I'm not a professional scout. But I'm watching a different player than the one I saw in 2003 and 2004.

Rotater Cuff
04-26-2006, 04:02 PM
He's .291/.364/.570/.934. What is it exactly that you want?

Really, he may be in a very mini-slump, but 1/2 week ago he was gangbusters. I think the rap on Austin has always been he's not a superstar.

MWM
04-26-2006, 04:02 PM
Oh man, no one is getting good wood on the bat against Arroyo today. There's been very few hard hit balls at all.

RedsMan3203
04-26-2006, 04:03 PM
If Arroyo stays out of trouble - do we see him for all 9?

smith288
04-26-2006, 04:03 PM
Run Pace for 162 g
Reds Pace: 1001 runs
Opp Pace : 891 runs

Gallen5862
04-26-2006, 04:03 PM
Thanks Mwm It great to see he had great stuff pitching today.

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 04:03 PM
I say if ARROYO gets church here, you send him back out to face the Bottem of the lineup in the 8th.

Just passed the 100 Pitch Mark

Although a Walk just now....has me thinking.. however.. he's always came back strong against the next batter so we'll see here

Reds Nd2
04-26-2006, 04:04 PM
WUSA-9 in DC is reporting that the Lerner/Kastner group is the new ownership. The Commissioner's office is denying the report.

Steve mentioned it earlier but I haven't found any confirmation.

KronoRed
04-26-2006, 04:04 PM
If Arroyo stays out of trouble - do we see him for all 9?
Probably

Falls City Beer
04-26-2006, 04:04 PM
I'm basing it on watching the games. His numbers aren't bad but he's not hitting the ball hard near as much as he used to. It's not a numbers thing, it's observation and it's my perception. And it's just an opinion. I'm not a professional scout. But I'm watching a different player than the one I saw in 2003 and 2004.

Kearns got off to a roaring start, and his .934 OPS actually represents a severe and precipitous dropoff occurring over the last week or so. It's a streakiness that he's demonstrating that used to be nullified by his patience (through BBs).

MWM
04-26-2006, 04:06 PM
WTF? Steve Nash supposedly has won the NBA MVP award. You've got to be kidding me!

Handofdeath
04-26-2006, 04:06 PM
but you have to admit he looks awful at the plate quite a bit more than his lines show? I wonder if it is just that the expectations are too high now but although he produces people will always want more.

I don't care if he craps his pants at the plate from time to time. He's on pace for over 30 homers and 100 RBI's. If he does that's alright with me.

cincyinco
04-26-2006, 04:06 PM
Man, forgot we had an early start today. I see bronson doing well, again...

Krivs is the man, got us an actual pitcher. Anyone worried about Bronson's K rate?

M2
04-26-2006, 04:06 PM
Royce Clayton is like a "Get Out Of Jail Free" card in the opposing lineup.

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 04:06 PM
Arroyo Stats:

7 IP 1 Hit 2 BB 0 R
7 Strike Outs
8 Ground Outs
7 Fly Outs
107 Pitches 68 Strikes

Send him back out with the 5-0 Lead Keep our Pen Rested :)

Sea Ray
04-26-2006, 04:07 PM
Strike outs have nothing to do with being a free swinger. Making contact and making good contact are two different things. Dunn strikes out all the time and he's no free swinger. A lot of free swingers don't strike out much. But they make weak contact on pitches out of the zone.

I tend to disagree on your definition. For instance Babe Ruth was free swinger as mentioned here by Hall of Famer Eddie Matthews:


To be a successful free swinger a man must possess that natural gift of a great eye and the ability to take a full swing without losing his sense of sight or balance.

Sherwood Magee was a free swinger. So were Cap Anson, Dan Brouthers, Ed Delehanty, and so is Babe Ruth. These fellows could take a big, heavy bat and swing it as freely as a tooth pick. But they also had the eye.

But whatever. I have no problem with Phillips not taking any walks if he can hit .362.

KronoRed
04-26-2006, 04:07 PM
Who cares about rest, just keep most of the pen out of every game ;)

flyer85
04-26-2006, 04:08 PM
If Arroyo stays out of trouble - do we see him for all 9?I think they may PH for him in the 8th. He's over 100 pitches and it is the Gnats.

cincyinco
04-26-2006, 04:08 PM
Defensive Substitution: Brendan Harris replaces third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, batting 9th.

LOL.. doesn't Zimmerman have "gold glove defense"?

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 04:08 PM
Sweet....Arroyo is in the on deck circle

M2
04-26-2006, 04:09 PM
Sea Ray, Matthews is using a "free swinger" definition nearly unique to himself there. Anyway, it certainly doesn't jibe with the high K definition you used.

Marge'sMullet
04-26-2006, 04:09 PM
I think Naron has to see how easy Arroyo does in the 8th before he make the decesion on the 9th/complete game.

Sea Ray
04-26-2006, 04:09 PM
If Arroyo stays out of trouble - do we see him for all 9?

I'm sure the Nats hope not...

DeadRedinCT
04-26-2006, 04:09 PM
Defensive Substitution: Brendan Harris replaces third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, batting 9th.

LOL.. doesn't Zimmerman have "gold glove defense"?

Double switch, I believe.

Gandalf the Red
04-26-2006, 04:10 PM
Defensive Substitution: Brendan Harris replaces third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, batting 9th.

LOL.. doesn't Zimmerman have "gold glove defense"?

He pales in comparison to the Nature Boy. ;)

M2
04-26-2006, 04:10 PM
BTW, if the Reds and Nats make a trade at some point, Jon Rauch is the guy I want in return.

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 04:10 PM
I dont think its a question of him coming out for the 8th Inning.

Whether he makes it through the 8th will be up to him.

I think if the first batter gets on You start thinking Bullpen......UNLESS theres 1 out 1 on soriano AB. then u can prolly let him get out of it on his own.

2 runners on its time for the Pen

cincyinco
04-26-2006, 04:10 PM
Bronson swinging for the fences :p

KronoRed
04-26-2006, 04:11 PM
He is our power hitter

MWM
04-26-2006, 04:11 PM
I don't if I mentioned it yet this series, but these announcers are the worst in all of sports.

membengal
04-26-2006, 04:11 PM
BTW, if the Reds and Nats make a trade at some point, Jon Rauch is the guy I want in return.


I remain puzzled why he is in their swingman/long relief role and not starting for them. More of Bowden's weirdness...

flyer85
04-26-2006, 04:12 PM
BTW, if the Reds and Nats make a trade at some point, Jon Rauch is the guy I want in return.could have had him for basically nothing in 2004 which was a good idea at the time after he wore out his welcome in Chitown.

Sea Ray
04-26-2006, 04:12 PM
Sea Ray, Matthews is using a "free swinger" definition nearly unique to himself there. Anyway, it certainly doesn't jibe with the high K definition you used.

Sure does. Babe Ruth K'd a lot and walked a lot. He's a free swinger by my definition as is Dunn. I understand you disagree.

KronoRed
04-26-2006, 04:12 PM
I don't if I mentioned it yet this series, but these announcers are the worst in all of sports.
The nat guys? yeah..when they get their new stadium and a real GM/tv guys/radio guys they will look back as this time as the "lost" years.

flyer85
04-26-2006, 04:12 PM
I remain puzzled why he is in their swingman/long relief role and not starting for them. More of Bowden's weirdness...He did have arm surgery last year. I think easing him back in is not a bad way to go.

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 04:13 PM
Freel Walks

FeLo is Due

vaticanplum
04-26-2006, 04:13 PM
On the MLB page right now Arroyo is facing Rauch and they look eerily similar.

cincyinco
04-26-2006, 04:13 PM
Man, I love the way Ryan Freel approaches his at bats.. always sees tons of pitches..

KronoRed
04-26-2006, 04:14 PM
On the MLB page right now Arroyo is facing Rauch and they look eerily similar.
Clones :eek:

flyer85
04-26-2006, 04:14 PM
by my definition always makes conversation interesting when we all define our own terms.

Falls City Beer
04-26-2006, 04:15 PM
always makes conversation interesting when we all define our own terms.

Aristotle would be proud.

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 04:15 PM
Mercker up in the Pen for the Reds.

Chip R
04-26-2006, 04:16 PM
He did have arm surgery last year. I think easing him back in is not a bad way to go.

Yeah. They may not want to get burnt like they did with Ayala.

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 04:16 PM
Lopez Walks

DUNNER 3-4 today is COMING UP TO THE PLATE

M2
04-26-2006, 04:16 PM
Sure does. Babe Ruth K'd a lot and walked a lot. He's a free swinger by my definition as is Dunn. I understand you disagree.

I suggest you re-read what Matthews wrote then and acquaint yourself with Delahanty, Brouthers and Anson. He's talking about something completely different than what you are.

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 04:17 PM
wait that was a K.. passed Ball lopez to 1B Freel to 2B

cincyinco
04-26-2006, 04:17 PM
Lopez Walks

DUNNER 3-4 today is COMING UP TO THE PLATE

MLB says he K'd??!?

KronoRed
04-26-2006, 04:17 PM
Reached base on a K

K's rock :D

MWM
04-26-2006, 04:17 PM
The nat guys? yeah..when they get their new stadium and a real GM/tv guys/radio guys they will look back as this time as the "lost" years.

It's almost like they aren't aware they're on the air. The way the converse is like the two drunk guys in the stands who think they know everything but don't know anything.

M2
04-26-2006, 04:17 PM
could have had him for basically nothing in 2004 which was a good idea at the time after he wore out his welcome in Chitown.

I remember. Wow, I so don't miss the asleep-at-the-wheel days of the DanO regime.

smith288
04-26-2006, 04:18 PM
K and a wild pitch.

Does that count for OBP?

M2
04-26-2006, 04:18 PM
I want Rauch and Dunn to get in a steel cage and wrestle.

Caveat Emperor
04-26-2006, 04:18 PM
Royce Clayton is like a "Get Out Of Jail Free" card in the opposing lineup.

I'm catching up with the game thread after getting back from lunch, but I can't let a great line like this go by without getting quoated. :laugh:

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 04:18 PM
Dunn ALMOST gets one.. lol long Foul VERY HIGH

MWM
04-26-2006, 04:19 PM
You could start to see it last night with Dunn as he was starting to jump on pitches again and fouling them off. He started to look comfortable again. He's about to go on another tear I think.

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 04:19 PM
Dunn K's :(

4 K's for Rousch in the inning

KronoRed
04-26-2006, 04:20 PM
You could start to see it last night with Dunn as he was starting to jump on pitches again and fouling them off. He started to look comfortable again. He's about to go on another tear I think.
Jinxer :p:

pedro
04-26-2006, 04:20 PM
Tom Paciorek is a rube I say.

Sea Ray
04-26-2006, 04:20 PM
K and a wild pitch.

Does that count for OBP?

Sounds like a free swinger to me, but I like him anyway...;)

smith288
04-26-2006, 04:20 PM
Dunn K's too much.... :evil:

Chip R
04-26-2006, 04:21 PM
K and a wild pitch.

Does that count for OBP?
Nope. If it did, reaching on an error or a fielder's choice would count too.

pedro
04-26-2006, 04:21 PM
He was the quissentential empty BA guy IIRC.

Doc. Scott
04-26-2006, 04:21 PM
Top of 8.

Chubs lead Florida 1-0 on an Aramis Ramirez solo homer off Scott Olsen.

Kentucky native Jon Rauch, standing 6'11", now pitching. Brendan Harris now playing third.

Ross (1-1, HR, 2 IBB). Nothing but True Outcomes for Mr. Ross today. Swing and a miss. Inside, ball one. Some other stuff. Strikeout swinging gives him the missing Third True Outcome. One down.

Arroyo (0-3). Swing and a miss. Again. Strike three called. Two down.

Freel (0-3, HBP, R). Full count. Ball four, and Ryan's aboard.

Lopez (1-4). 2-2 count. Foul. Ball three. Check swing is strike three, but the ball gets away from Schneider and Lopez hustles to first! First and second, two outs.

Kent Mercker (called "Kurt" by Marty) warming up in the pen.

Dunn (3-4). 2-2 count. I can see why Rauch struggled as a starter- no pitch economy. Ball three, inside. The crowd groans. STRIKEOUT SWINGING!

Inning ends, 5-0 Reds after 7.5.

Milwaukee now leads Atlanta 4-2. Florida gets two to lead the Cubs 2-1 (Josh Willingham HR #4).

smith288
04-26-2006, 04:21 PM
Nope. If it did, reaching on an error or a fielder's choice would count too.
Ah... duh. Its like an error.

Roy Tucker
04-26-2006, 04:22 PM
Aristotle would be proud.
I remember him. Played for the Red Sox in the mid-50's.

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 04:22 PM
Arroyo still getting alot of movement :)

Brendan Harris PH for Rousch

1 down in the 8th

vaticanplum
04-26-2006, 04:23 PM
Kentucky native Jon Rauch, standing 6'11", now pitching.

6'11"?!? Seriously? I think that's taller than Randy Johnson.

MWM
04-26-2006, 04:23 PM
Amazing play by Freel. Griffey would have been nowhere near that.

CTA513
04-26-2006, 04:23 PM
Rich Harden leaves the Athletics/Rangers game with an injury.

pedro
04-26-2006, 04:24 PM
I remember him. Played for the Red Sox in the mid-50's.

Didn't he marry Jacky Kennedy too?

Handofdeath
04-26-2006, 04:24 PM
Tom Paciorek is a rube I say.

Rube? Yes. But he had an OPS of .888 in 1981. I thought that counted for something on this board?

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 04:24 PM
Freel with a "finger tip" Catch at the the warning track in FULL STRIDE

OnBaseMachine
04-26-2006, 04:24 PM
6'11"?!? Seriously? I think that's taller than Randy Johnson.

Yep, Rauch is the tallest pitcher in baseball history.

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 04:24 PM
Amazing play by Freel. Griffey would have been nowhere near that.

Id almost bet Jr makes that look easier.. he woulda been playin deeper

Handofdeath
04-26-2006, 04:24 PM
Rich Harden leaves the Athletics/Rangers game with an injury.

OMG! My fantasy team?!?

Gainesville Red
04-26-2006, 04:25 PM
Arroyo's wicked awesome today.

KronoRed
04-26-2006, 04:25 PM
Yep, Rauch is the tallest pitcher in baseball history.
We should get him just for that.

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 04:25 PM
8 K's for ARROYO.........sit down Soriano

MWM
04-26-2006, 04:25 PM
Without Harden, the A's chances of contending this year go WAY down.

And he was my first round draft choice for fatasy.

Doc. Scott
04-26-2006, 04:26 PM
Bottom of 8. Arroyo enters at 106 pitches.

First batter retired on a grounder to Mangione.

Harris. 2-1 count. Popup foul. Hit to center, Freel going back, and MAKES THE CATCH! An over-the-shoulder grab to rob Brendan on extra bases. Two out.

Soriano (0-3). Called strike. Grounder foul. BAD BALL SWUNG ON AND MISSED! Eight Ks.

Milwaukee adds another run to lead the Braves 5-2.

Reds 5, Nationals 0 after 8. Something around 115 is the pitch count for Arroyo.

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 04:26 PM
Let Arroyo Wrap this one UP :)

lollipopcurve
04-26-2006, 04:26 PM
It's almost like they aren't aware they're on the air. The way the converse is like the two drunk guys in the stands who think they know everything but don't know anything.

I listened to them the last two nights and I paid every inning of the way. Particularly painful were the disquisitions on how bad the Reds defense is, who is Brandon Phillips and the home plate umpires' strike zones.

I couldn't have come back on just 14-15 hours' rest and tuned in today. My head is sore.

pedro
04-26-2006, 04:27 PM
Rube? Yes. But he had an OPS of .888 in 1981. I thought that counted for something on this board?

A true career year. +.147 over his career average at age 34. too bad for him it was strike year. he wasn't bad in 82 either.

OnBaseMachine
04-26-2006, 04:27 PM
This is the best pitching performance by a Red in a very long time. Harang was awesome, but Arroyo has been slightly better, IMO.

Bronson is a takeout slide away from a no-hitter through 8.

Chip R
04-26-2006, 04:27 PM
Ah... duh. Its like an error.

One could make a case for it, though. I mean, except for guys like Don Baylor, what does a batter do to deserve credit for getting hit. I'm guessing they just added HBP in there because they felt sorry for a guy who got HBP.

Gandalf the Red
04-26-2006, 04:27 PM
Rich Harden leaves the Athletics/Rangers game with an injury.

Maybe we can interest them in a certain left-hander. Guiness book-sized mutton chops thrown in, free of charge.

flyer85
04-26-2006, 04:28 PM
Rich Harden leaves the Athletics/Rangers game with an injury.I believe he tried to field a ball with his pitching hand, always a bad idea.

KronoRed
04-26-2006, 04:28 PM
Maybe we can interest them in a certain left-hander. Guiness book-sized mutton chops thrown in, free of charge.
Not if he tore something

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 04:28 PM
Arroyo's pitch count up to 119.

I say after that 8th inning u send him back out let him get the CG......we have a 5 run lead and a chance to get more :)

Chip R
04-26-2006, 04:28 PM
OMG! My fantasy team?!?

Me too! :eek:

OnBaseMachine
04-26-2006, 04:28 PM
Without Harden, the A's chances of contending this year go WAY down.

And he was my first round draft choice for fatasy.

Indeed. That offense has been horrible this far, well, except for Nick Swisher and Eric Chavez. If Harden goes down for an extended period of time then you can probably just write off the A's.

Was that hit by Dan Johnson today his first of the season? He's a very good player who just got off to a slow start. I was surprised to see him struggle like that.

Caveat Emperor
04-26-2006, 04:29 PM
Arroyo's pitch count up to 119.

I say after that 8th inning u send him back out let him get the CG......we have a 5 run lead and a chance to get more :)

5 run lead -- why burn arms out early in the season? Give the bullpen some work.

Even they should be able to hold a 5-run lead. (knock on wood)

CTA513
04-26-2006, 04:29 PM
Arroyo's pitch count up to 119.

I say after that 8th inning u send him back out let him get the CG......we have a 5 run lead and a chance to get more :)

Ive heard people say he has a "rubber arm" so he probably could, but I think we might see one of the guys in the bullpen.

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 04:29 PM
We need a hit by Hatte or Edwin. To give phillips a shot at getting a hit :(

Lets go EdE 2 down already

flyer85
04-26-2006, 04:29 PM
This is the best pitching performance by a Reds in a very long time. Harang was awesome, but Arroyo has been slightly better, IMO.
this is the Gnats(minus Vidro and Guillen), not the Brewers.

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 04:30 PM
EdE with the Broken bat Single :)

Phillips gets a shot.

Falls City Beer
04-26-2006, 04:30 PM
Indeed. That offense has been horrible this far, well, except for Nick Swisher and Eric Chavez. If Harden goes down for an extended period of time then you can probably just write off the A's.

I'm not sure I'd say that.

They still have plenty of pitching to keep them around. They just need some serious offense (cough Freel cough Kearns cough).

jhiller21
04-26-2006, 04:30 PM
In other news, Izzy blew another save for the Cards :laugh: It's tied 3-3.

Falls City Beer
04-26-2006, 04:30 PM
In other news, Izzy blew another save for the Cards :laugh: It's tied 3-3.

Now THAT is wicked awesome.

CTA513
04-26-2006, 04:30 PM
Phillips hit streak is over.

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 04:30 PM
It's 3-3 in STL Mid of 9th on ESPN

MWM
04-26-2006, 04:31 PM
this is the Gnats(minus Vidro and Guillen), not the Brewers.

With the way he's looked today, those two wouldn't have made any difference. Guillen especially would have had no chance against his wicked slurve.

OnBaseMachine
04-26-2006, 04:31 PM
Encarnacion is now OPSing .942.

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 04:31 PM
phillips 0-5.........streak dies today

Handofdeath
04-26-2006, 04:31 PM
Maybe we can interest them in a certain left-hander. Guiness book-sized mutton chops thrown in, free of charge.
Nah, Triple H would look ridiculous in a baseball uniform.

Chip R
04-26-2006, 04:31 PM
In other news, Izzy blew another save for the Cards :laugh: It's tied 3-3.

I hope the best fans in baseball don't make him feel small.

Gandalf the Red
04-26-2006, 04:31 PM
Not if he tore something

Depends on if Harden could throw harder left-handed than Williams.

Roy Tucker
04-26-2006, 04:32 PM
In other news, Izzy blew another save for the Cards :laugh: It's tied 3-3.
Between him and Lidge, it hasn't been a good start for the erstwhile reliable NL Central closers.

MWM
04-26-2006, 04:32 PM
I hope the best fans in baseball don't make him feel small.

Nah, they'll give him a standing ovation to cheer him up and for his good effort. :devil:

OnBaseMachine
04-26-2006, 04:32 PM
In other news, Izzy blew another save for the Cards :laugh: It's tied 3-3.

I think Izzy is done. He has looked horrible in the two times that I have seen him this year.

Doc. Scott
04-26-2006, 04:32 PM
Top of 9.

Jon Rauch struck out four batters that last inning. Tying a major-league record held by millions.

Jason Bergmann, just up from AAA New Orleans, in to pitch for Washington.

Kearns (0-3, R, RBI). Called strike. High fly backs Church up somewhat in center, but he makes the play. One out.

Mangione (2-3, BB). Grounds out to second.

EdE (1-3). Called strike. And a broken-bat floater plops into left to put Encarnacion on.

Phillips (0-4). Last chance to continue that streak. Grounder to second ends the inning.

To the bottom of 9. Pittsburgh has tied St. Louis 3-3 on a Jose Hernandez ninth-inning homer off Jason Isringhausen. Florida makes it 3-1 on Chicago.

Hollcat
04-26-2006, 04:33 PM
Who are these Washington broadcasters messages talking about, the TV or the radio team. I'm listening on XM and I think the Washington radio team do a very good job.

OnBaseMachine
04-26-2006, 04:33 PM
Nah, they'll give him a standing ovation to cheer him up and for his good effort. :devil:

:bowrofl:

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 04:33 PM
Arroyo is done. Merker in

Strikes Out Looking
04-26-2006, 04:33 PM
With the way the starters have been going (or at least 3 of the last 5 games), any chance White gets DFA for Griffey on Friday?

LincolnparkRed
04-26-2006, 04:33 PM
did I just hear part of an enminem song as the lead into the bottom of the 9th? whose running the board at WLW

pedro
04-26-2006, 04:33 PM
Who are these Washington broadcasters messages talking about, the TV or the radio team. I'm listening on XM and I think the Washington radio team do a very good job.

TV.

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 04:34 PM
Arroyo's stats to come in "grids player of the game" later :)

Doc. Scott
04-26-2006, 04:34 PM
Bottom of 9. Kent Mercker now pitching.

Damian Jackson pinch-hits for Marlon Anderson. 1-1 count. Misses, ball two. Ball three. Strike two called, full count. Foul. Fly to center, and Freel chases it down in right-center. He must love this park. One out.

Johnson (0-3). 2-0 count. Strike. Ball three. Foul runs the count full. Annnnnd Kent walks him.

Marlon Byrd, pinch-hitting for Ward. Ball one. Fouled away. Ball two. Fouled again. Ball three, geesh. Another foul. Rocketed foul again. A bunch more fouls. Finally Kent issues the walk on pitch #11.

And now Jose Vidro pinch-hits for Jay Bergmann. Twenty-three pitches for Mercker so far.

Vidro is hitting .377. Called strike. Ball one, count evens. Called strike two. Rolled foul. Ball two. Fouled again. Ball three. Fouled on pitch #8. High fly to center, and Freel is there. Two outs.

Church. No, another pinch-hitter- Jose Guillen. David Weathers comes in to pitch for the Reds. 33 pitches for Mercker to get two outs.

Guillen. Waves at the first one. Pops up foul, strike two! Away, ball one. SWING AND A MISS! Reds win!

Reds 5, Nationals 0.

Win- Arroyo (4-0); Loss- Ortiz (0-3). HR: Ross (3).

St. Louis has beaten Pittsburgh 4-3. Yes, another game-winning RBI for Albert Pujols. Cubs have tied Florida at 3 on a batch of walks, a fielder's choice, and an error.

CTA513
04-26-2006, 04:35 PM
Im not getting the game on TV, but I bet Arroyo is on the bench eating. :ughmamoru

MWM
04-26-2006, 04:35 PM
Ya' know, I just can't believe that Griff will replace Freel in CF once he comes back. This game should make it an easy decision. Freel has looked really good in the field.

smith288
04-26-2006, 04:36 PM
Wow...this pitching we have enjoyed with Yoyo and Harang has me with a very faint yet present hope in my heart...

OnBaseMachine
04-26-2006, 04:36 PM
Kevin Mench has now homered in six straight games after failing to homer in his first 15 games. His HR today was a gran slam.

Chip R
04-26-2006, 04:36 PM
With the way the starters have been going (or at least 3 of the last 5 games), any chance White gets DFA for Griffey on Friday?

I don't know if going with 11 pitchers with HOU & StL coming into town, not to mention a road trip to COL after that is such a good idea.

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 04:37 PM
cmon get 3 outs so we can go home :)

OldXOhio
04-26-2006, 04:37 PM
Wonder if we can get Wily Mo back...sure miss him.

CTA513
04-26-2006, 04:37 PM
Kevin Mench has now homered in six straight games after failing to homer in his first 15 games. His HR today was a gran slam.

Hes done this all after he found out he was wearing shoes that were to small. :laugh:

pedro
04-26-2006, 04:37 PM
Ya' know, I just can't believe that Griff will replace Freel in CF once he comes back. This game should make it an easy decision. Freel has looked really good in the field.


wouldn't that be great? (with KG in LF and Dunn at 1B)

MWM
04-26-2006, 04:38 PM
NOt to be reactionary, but if Mercker lets another guy get on, take no chances and get him out.

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 04:38 PM
1 out walk :(

Falls City Beer
04-26-2006, 04:38 PM
How many on?

New Fever
04-26-2006, 04:38 PM
Didn't some publication say the Reds were going to lose 100 games this year?

Caveat Emperor
04-26-2006, 04:38 PM
did I just hear part of an enminem song as the lead into the bottom of the 9th? whose running the board at WLW

Oh it's a regular hip-hop festival on Reds broadcasts -- they had a little Busta Rhymes earlier today, you'll occasionally get some Ludacris, some Chingy, a bit of Diddy...it's all there.

It always reminds me of the greatest conversation in radio history, when 50 Cent was playing in Cincinnati and good ol' Joe stated during the broadcast, plainly "I don't know no half dollar." Marty then proceeded to ask Joe if he was a "Wanksta'" and confusion/hilarity ensued.

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 04:39 PM
Nats yet to be shutout this season

MWM
04-26-2006, 04:39 PM
wouldn't that be great? (with KG in LF and Dunn at 1B)

Yeah. Have you been watching today's game? He's really covered a lot of ground and made some nice plays Junior wouldn't have been close to.

Hollcat
04-26-2006, 04:40 PM
Pujols coming up with winning run on second, first is also occupied. One out

Chip R
04-26-2006, 04:40 PM
Im not getting the game on TV, but I bet Arroyo is on the bench eating. :ughmamoru

As long as he pitches like he has been, I don't care if he's digging for gold on the bench.

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 04:40 PM
2 on 1 out for STL in the bot of the 9th vs Pitt

MWM
04-26-2006, 04:40 PM
Marlon has fouled off about 27 pitches now.

flyer85
04-26-2006, 04:41 PM
Kevin Mench has now homered in six straight games after failing to homer in his first 15 games. His HR today was a gran slam.amazing what styllin in a new pair of shoes will do

MWM
04-26-2006, 04:41 PM
Mercker has now walked two straight hitters.

Two on, one out in the 9th.

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 04:41 PM
12th pitch to this batter coming

WALK

2 on 1 out VIDRO to PH