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Reds Fanatic
04-26-2006, 12:46 PM
Starting Lineups:


Reds (14 - 7)
2nd in NL Central
Nationals (7 - 13)
4th in NL East

Starting Lineup

Name AVG HR RBI SB
1. R Freel, CF .274 0 4 8
2. F Lopez, SS .294 3 9 7
3. A Dunn, LF .235 8 15 0
4. A Kearns, RF .291 5 16 1
5. S Hatteberg, 1B .277 1 4 0
6. E Encarnacion, 3B .279 3 22 0
7. B Phillips, 2B .360 3 18 1
8. D Ross, C .261 2 5 0
9. B Arroyo, P .222 2 2 0

Starting Lineup

Name AVG HR RBI SB
1. A Soriano, LF .329 7 13 5
2. M Anderson, 2B .111 0 0 0
3. N Johnson, 1B .394 5 11 2
4. D Ward, RF .357 2 3 0
5. R Zimmerman, 3B .237 2 14 2
6. R Church, CF .273 4 9 1
7. R Clayton, SS .257 0 6 0
8. B Schneider, C .180 0 4 0
9. R Ortiz, P .250 0 1 0

Starting Pitcher
Name W L ERA* WHIP K
B Arroyo 3 0 3.04 1.09 22

Starting Pitcher
Name W L ERA* WHIP K
R Ortiz 0 2 7.31 1.81 2

flyer85
04-26-2006, 12:53 PM
Soriano in LF and Ward :eek: in RF. Robbie is a brave soul.

jesusfan
04-26-2006, 12:54 PM
I like this line-up, however.. even though Hatte is a lefty I would play Aurilia over him, he's really coming up big in clutch spots this season. I guess it looks like Ross is going to catch Arroyo everytime out... We really need to trade one of our catchers for some kind of pitching help, bullpen-starter-anything....

PuffyPig
04-26-2006, 12:59 PM
I like this line-up, however.. even though Hatte is a lefty I would play Aurilia over him, he's really coming up big in clutch spots this season.
Hatteberg vs. RH pitching has been much better than Aurilia.

CaiGuy
04-26-2006, 01:02 PM
I agree. This is one of the better constructed lineups I've seen this year. Nice job Narron.

pedro
04-26-2006, 01:02 PM
I like this line-up, however.. even though Hatte is a lefty I would play Aurilia over him, he's really coming up big in clutch spots this season.

That .515 OPS with 3 runs scored and 3 RBI against righties screams take a seat to me.

Hatteberg OTOH has an OPS against RH of .864

Falls City Beer
04-26-2006, 01:03 PM
Lord, the Nationals are a mess. Even bigger mess than the Reds.

traderumor
04-26-2006, 01:05 PM
Yes, that outfield is asking for trouble, and I'm pretty sure some hard hit balls will be in the OF with Happy on the mound.

Chip R
04-26-2006, 01:06 PM
Lord, the Nationals are a mess. Even bigger mess than the Reds.

Even Mr. Happytalk and Chris Welch were saying that they looked like they were just going through the motions out there.

pahster
04-26-2006, 01:06 PM
The Nationals are awful. Florida puts more fear into me.

traderumor
04-26-2006, 01:06 PM
Lord, the Nationals are a mess. Even bigger mess than the Reds.And somebody's fingerprints show up in both places. I've watched enough CSI to know that's probable cause.

Doc. Scott
04-26-2006, 01:07 PM
Hmmm. I may need to do a little PBP.

traderumor
04-26-2006, 01:08 PM
Of course, bashing the Nationals pretty much locks them to have every line drive that did not fall last night be trumped by twelve bloop singles that produce eight runs today as they win by double digits.

LincolnparkRed
04-26-2006, 01:15 PM
Of course, bashing the Nationals pretty much locks them to have every line drive that did not fall last night be trumped by twelve bloop singles that produce eight runs today as they win by double digits.

That is definitely the MO of past years teams, lets see if this one can keep the hammer down on inferior teams like this. I for one would like to see a 6-1 road trip after having to sit through Saturday's debacle in Milwaukee

Puffy
04-26-2006, 01:23 PM
That .515 OPS with 3 runs scored and 3 RBI against righties screams take a seat to me.

Hatteberg OTOH has an OPS against RH of .864

Good point - but I would come back with Hatteberg has 60 plate appearances, almost all of them in the 5 hole (with a couple more in the third I believe) and has 4 RBI and only 7 runs scored. He is a statue of the basepaths which negates his OBP a little and even though he has continually batted with people on base has not been able to translate that BA nor that OBP into either runs driven in nor runs scored.

He might have a nice OBP but for a number 5 hitter he's no Dunn.

membengal
04-26-2006, 01:30 PM
But, I would guess, some of his walks are pushing others into scoring position (or keeping them there without giving up an out), hence some of the RBI goodness for EE and Phillips...

pedro
04-26-2006, 01:31 PM
Good point - but I would come back with Hatteberg has 60 plate appearances, almost all of them in the 5 hole (with a couple more in the third I believe) and has 4 RBI and only 7 runs scored. He is a statue of the basepaths which negates his OBP a little and even though he has continually batted with people on base has not been able to translate that BA nor that OBP into either runs driven in nor runs scored.

He might have a nice OBP but for a number 5 hitter he's no Dunn.

SH has 38 ab's againt RH, RA 33, but points well taken. Hatteberg should bat no higher than 7th IMO.

BoCcc2832
04-26-2006, 01:31 PM
Did anyone notice that Jose Vidro (He went 3-for-5 on Tuesday to raise his season average to .377. He leads the team in RBIs, with 15) isn't playing today? That's really good for us.

danforsman
04-26-2006, 01:31 PM
As well as Valentin's swinging the bat against RHP (.324/.359/.486) and since there are 3 C's on the roster, I wouldn't mind seeing him at 1B on a day like today, if he's not going to start at C.

M2
04-26-2006, 01:33 PM
I don't often type this, but I would be stunned if the Reds lost today's game.

Chip R
04-26-2006, 01:34 PM
He is a statue of the basepaths which negates his OBP a little and even though he has continually batted with people on base has not been able to translate that BA nor that OBP into either runs driven in nor runs scored.


Aurilia isn't exactly Ryan Freel out there. He might be able to beat Mr. Hat in a footrace but it wouldn't be by a lot.

Puffy
04-26-2006, 01:40 PM
Aurilia isn't exactly Ryan Freel out there. He might be able to beat Mr. Hat in a footrace but it wouldn't be by a lot.

Yeah, you're right - I'd rather have Hatteberg out there versus a righthander. My problem is with where he is batting. People keep throwing out his awesome OBP, so I was just pointing out its hollow because of his statuesqueness (not even sure thats a word) and the fact that dude has been batting fifth against righties all year yet only has 4 RBI and 7 runs scored. Numbers much worse than they should be based on his OBP and his BA.

Hatteberg should be batting 7th, thats all I'm saying.

smith288
04-26-2006, 01:41 PM
Yeah, you're right - I'd rather have Hatteberg out there versus a righthander. My problem is with where he is batting. People keep throwing out his awesome OBP, so I was just pointing out its hollow because of his statuesqueness (not even sure thats a word) and the fact that dude has been batting fifth against righties all year yet only has 4 RBI and 7 runs scored. Numbers much worse than they should be based on his OBP and his BA.

Hatteberg should be batting 7th, thats all I'm saying.
I agree wth you if that means anything to ya. :)

TheBigLebowski
04-26-2006, 01:44 PM
Think it may be time to give Dunn a day off soon. He's really struggling recently.

Maybe Ramon will groove a couple for him.

IowaRed
04-26-2006, 01:50 PM
These kind of games always scare me, when we face a former Reds pitcher who was awful in a Reds uniform.

LincolnparkRed
04-26-2006, 01:52 PM
We seem to handle Brian Mohler pretty well

Doc. Scott
04-26-2006, 01:58 PM
Even Bill Bangert is mocking Ramon del Jamon.

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 02:01 PM
I agree. This is one of the better constructed lineups I've seen this year. Nice job Narron.I'd like to see EdE and Hatteberg swap spots in the batting order, but other than that I cannot complain.

Doc. Scott
04-26-2006, 02:04 PM
Daryle Ward in for Jose Guillen in RF and Marlon Anderson in for Jose Vidro at 2B. The Nationals' offense will take a hit.

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 02:04 PM
Here we go Reds here we go!!!

Caveat Emperor
04-26-2006, 02:04 PM
I don't often type this, but I would be stunned if the Reds lost today's game.

Oh great -- jinx it why don't you? :laugh:

Dunner44
04-26-2006, 02:05 PM
Time to make Mr. Happy into Mr. Unhappy!

Puffy
04-26-2006, 02:05 PM
Daryle Ward in for Jose Guillen in RF and Marlon Anderson in for Jose Vidro at 2B. The Nationals' offense will take a hit.

Yeah, the Nats offense is horrid looking. Hopefully Arroyo makes them look that way as well.

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 02:05 PM
Heat up freel

Newman4
04-26-2006, 02:05 PM
I like this line-up, however.. even though Hatte is a lefty I would play Aurilia over him, he's really coming up big in clutch spots this season. I guess it looks like Ross is going to catch Arroyo everytime out... We really need to trade one of our catchers for some kind of pitching help, bullpen-starter-anything....

Starting Friday, I'd like to see Dunn back to first, JR. to left and Freel in CF and sit both of them. But, I can only dream there.

M2
04-26-2006, 02:06 PM
Oh great -- jinx it why don't you? :laugh:

Yeah, I totally chirped on that, but I'm having a hard time envisioning a scenario where the Reds don't win this game in a walk.

Puffy
04-26-2006, 02:06 PM
Starting Friday, I'd like to see Dunn back to first, JR. to left and Freel in CF and sit both of them. But, I can only dream there.

Helllllooooooooo Newman.

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 02:07 PM
Freel K's Lopez Flys out :(

Lets GO DUNNER!!

Need Freel and Dunn to heat up today :)

Dunner44
04-26-2006, 02:07 PM
Dunn.. please take him deep... time to un-funk-a-fy

LincolnparkRed
04-26-2006, 02:07 PM
For anyone interested

Freel K'ed looking
Lopez flew out to Soriano

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 02:08 PM
Man Id love to do PBP but i cant very long :( got company coming over.

3-2 coming to dunn

LincolnparkRed
04-26-2006, 02:08 PM
Dunn gets to 3&2 and then grounds to 2b

IowaRed
04-26-2006, 02:08 PM
anybody enjoying an internet feed of the game today? Not sure any are available anymore

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 02:08 PM
Dunn grounds to second

Dunner44
04-26-2006, 02:08 PM
1-2-3 for Ramon... long day written all over it if he keeps this up. Under 20 pitches for happy.

LincolnparkRed
04-26-2006, 02:09 PM
Man Id love to do PBP but i cant very long :( got company coming over.

3-2 coming to dunn

I can do it today for a while but I may need to go to pen depending on work

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 02:09 PM
Dang.........ground out to first.

0 runs in the 1st today :(

Reds Fanatic
04-26-2006, 02:09 PM
Dunn now in a 2 for 25 slump.

Dunner44
04-26-2006, 02:09 PM
anybody enjoying an internet feed of the game today? Not sure any are available anymore

Yeah, I have mlb.com gameday going

Doc. Scott
04-26-2006, 02:09 PM
Top of 1.

Freel. Waves at the first pitch and we're underway. Foul. Breaking ball down; check swing. Foul again. Called strike three! One down. The radar gun shows "94".

Lopez. Called strike to him, too. He hits a fly ball to center that's caught. Two outs.

Dunn. 1-1 count, shift is on. Chopped foul. Low, ball two. Up high, count's full. He grounds out. Inning over.

14 pitches for Ortiz after one.

After 0.5, scoreless.

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 02:10 PM
I can do it today for a while but I may need to go to pen depending on work

Sounds good.

I just cant today :( I got like Maybe 30 mins then it'll just be watchin ;(

RedFanAlways1966
04-26-2006, 02:10 PM
Perhaps I am spoiled, but... aren't the REDS supposed to score at least 3 runs in the 1st inning?!?!?

:bang:

Doc. Scott
04-26-2006, 02:10 PM
Bottom of 1.

Soriano (.326). First pitch is up and in. Second pitch popped to short right, one quick out. Alfonso is one for twelve lifetime against Bronson Arroyo.

Anderson (.111). Shouldn't bat this high. Strike one. Two out of the strike zone, then strike two called. Marlon pounds one into the LCF gap, but Freel catches up to it with relative ease. Two down.

Johnson (.394, tops in the NL). High, ball one. Sharply-hit grounder to second. Phillips gloves it and throws him out from a kneeling position. Three down.

Quick inning, just nine pitches.

After 1, no score.

pedro
04-26-2006, 02:10 PM
anybody enjoying an internet feed of the game today? Not sure any are available anymore

I think they've closed the free ones down. I know that WKKI isn't working this year.

LincolnparkRed
04-26-2006, 02:10 PM
Top of 1.

Freel. Waves at the first pitch and we're underway. Foul. Breaking ball down; check swing. Foul again. Called strike three! One down. The radar gun shows "94".

Lopez. Called strike to him, too. He hits a fly ball to center that's caught. Two outs.

Dunn. 1-1 count, shift is on. Chopped foul. Low, ball two. Up high, count's full. He grounds out. Inning over.

14 pitches for Ortiz after one.

After 0.5, scoreless.

Looks like you have pbp under control

Caveat Emperor
04-26-2006, 02:10 PM
Dunn gets to 3&2 and then grounds to 2b

My brain might be slightly addled from this morning's labor law examination -- but shouldn't Dunn start trying to do something about that shift they're putting on him?

Not change his PA, but maybe just drop a few bunts down toward 3b until they stop doing it. He's losing base hits and making easy outs by allowing the defense to cheat like that.

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 02:11 PM
Lets go ARROYO make it 4-0 mane!

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 02:11 PM
I think they've closed the free ones down. I know that WKKI isn't working this year.Nope. Neither is WATH-AM, in case anybody else was getting ready to try.

IowaRed
04-26-2006, 02:12 PM
Yeah, I have mlb.com gameday going

I should have included the word "free"

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 02:12 PM
YAY........ His Breaking stuff is BREAKING today :)

Reds Fanatic
04-26-2006, 02:13 PM
Nationals have claimed Zach Day off waivers.

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 02:13 PM
1-2-3 Inning for Bronson

LincolnparkRed
04-26-2006, 02:13 PM
Nope. Neither is WATH-AM, in case anybody else was getting ready to try.

WATH works but you have to turn it on before the Reds portion starts. I have listened the last two wednesdays and I turned it on before they switched to the Reds but last week I turned it off and tried to go back and it wouldn't let me. This seems to be the trick to it.

DoogMinAmo
04-26-2006, 02:14 PM
1-2-3 Inning for Bronson

On 9 pitches at that. 2.93 ERA for Bronson through 1 inning.

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 02:15 PM
Let's go Ears.......

DoogMinAmo
04-26-2006, 02:15 PM
Ayone else think Happy might be a little pumped up to face the Reds?

LincolnparkRed
04-26-2006, 02:15 PM
Nationals have claimed Zach Day off waivers.

Did they DFA him last year or trade him??

Caveat Emperor
04-26-2006, 02:15 PM
Nationals have claimed Zach Day off waivers.

Ramon better throw his resume up on Monster.com if he wants to avoid being demoted down to Supercuts.

flyer85
04-26-2006, 02:15 PM
Nationals have claimed Zach Day off waivers.now that is funny.

LincolnparkRed
04-26-2006, 02:15 PM
Kearns Flys out to Ward

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 02:16 PM
WATH works but you have to turn it on before the Reds portion starts. I have listened the last two wednesdays and I turned it on before they switched to the Reds but last week I turned it off and tried to go back and it wouldn't let me. This seems to be the trick to it.Aah, I'll try that next time...Thanks.

LincolnparkRed
04-26-2006, 02:17 PM
hattie ground the 2&1 pitch to second for out 2

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 02:17 PM
Hatteberg grounds to second...two away

LincolnparkRed
04-26-2006, 02:17 PM
Ramon getting a bunch of called strikes so far as EdE k's on a check swing

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 02:18 PM
EdE strikes out looking

Reds Fanatic
04-26-2006, 02:18 PM
According to the Nationals broadcast Ramon's last fastball was 97MPH. Someone needs to check that radar gun.

Doc. Scott
04-26-2006, 02:18 PM
Top of 2.

Kearns (.291). Called strike. Another one, 0-2. Ball one, low. Fly to right, routine for Ward. One out.

Mangione (.277). Called strike. You know, the one thing Ramon doesn't do is walk people. Two balls. Heh. Easy grounder to second is two outs.

Encarancion (.279). Called strike. Notice a pattern? Swing and a miss, 0-2. Check swing, but it's strike three!

Ortiz appears to be motivated. 25 pitches through 2.

After 1.5, scoreless.

LincolnparkRed
04-26-2006, 02:18 PM
EdE strikes out looking

You and I may be the only one's left??

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 02:18 PM
Man
how come Ortiz didnt pitch like this last year? :) lol

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 02:19 PM
Ward
Zimmerman
Church

Next up for the Nationals

OnBaseMachine
04-26-2006, 02:19 PM
Oh boy, Ramon is perfect through two.

There is no excuse for the Reds not to score 7 or 8 runs off him today...he's that bad.

smith288
04-26-2006, 02:20 PM
Making Mr Happy look pretty ace like. Ugh

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 02:20 PM
You and I may be the only one's left??Hey! It'll be just like we are at the actual game...Have you seen the crowds at RFK this year? The honeymoon has ended rather abruptly, it appears.

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 02:21 PM
Ward ground out to first

LincolnparkRed
04-26-2006, 02:21 PM
How is Doc hollywood on staff for the Nationals as well? Also do the Reds pay him or does he work for the exposure?

M2
04-26-2006, 02:23 PM
Hey! It'll be just like we are at the actual game...Have you seen the crowds at RFK this year? The honeymoon has ended rather abruptly, it appears.

Not having real ownership to promote the product doesn't help, but DC is a lousy baseball town. In fact, outside of the Redskins, it's a pretty horrible sports town.

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 02:23 PM
Bob Dylan (Zimmerman) sees seven pitches before striking out swinging

guttle11
04-26-2006, 02:23 PM
Marty says he thinks they'll be hard-pressed to get rid of McCracken.

Why?

LincolnparkRed
04-26-2006, 02:24 PM
Zimmerman k's as Marty and Marc discuss the roster move when Griffey comes back

BRM
04-26-2006, 02:25 PM
Zimmerman k's as Marty and Marc discuss the roster move when Griffey comes back

Who do they think goes?

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 02:25 PM
Not having real ownership to promote the product doesn't help, but DC is a lousy baseball town. In fact, outside of the Redskins, it's a pretty horrible sports town.You are spot on about the Nats marketing dollars all but drying up this year. Putting a decent squad on the field might not be a bad idea either...

LincolnparkRed
04-26-2006, 02:25 PM
Marty thinks we will drop a pitcher but with this staff who picks up the slack??

smith288
04-26-2006, 02:25 PM
Marty says he thinks they'll be hard-pressed to get rid of McCracken.

Why?
The Marty says....thats why.

Chip R
04-26-2006, 02:26 PM
Did they DFA him last year or trade him??

They didn't offer him arbitration so he signed with the Nats as a FA.

LincolnparkRed
04-26-2006, 02:26 PM
Who do they think goes?

he didn't say but now they are talking about attendance this weekend

Also Church K's but Ross losses the ball to the screen and Church takes 1st

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 02:28 PM
Nice AB by Church (fouled off 4 pitches) who strikes out and reaches first on WP by Arroyo.

LincolnparkRed
04-26-2006, 02:28 PM
They didn't offer him arbitration so he signed with the Nats as a FA.

I wondered how he got on the rockies?? I think he went there in July but I couldn't remember the how??

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 02:28 PM
3 K's for Arroyo in the 2nd but 1 was a WP strike out allowing a runner lol

That shoulda been called a Passed Ball

LincolnparkRed
04-26-2006, 02:28 PM
Clayton K's on a change up 0-0 through 2

Doc. Scott
04-26-2006, 02:29 PM
Ward (.357). Five hits this season- two are homers. 1-0 pitch is bounced briskly to Hatteberg. One out.

Zimmerman (.237). 2-2 count with two strikes looking. Fouled at the plate. Another. Successful check to run the count full. CHANGE SWUNG ON AND MISSED! Two outs.

Church (.273). Four bombs in 33 at-bats. Tellingly, none at RFK. Strike called. Ball one. Fouled away, 1-2. High popup, out of play. A third foul. A fourth. Count evens, ball two. CHANGE SWUNG ON AND MISSED, but the ball gets through Ross and Church is safe at first! It's a wild pitch on Bronson.

Clayton (.257). Strike called. Fouled away. CHANGE SWUNG ON AND MISSED! End of inning.

Marc Lancaster talks about the Remains of the Day being claimed by Washington, but adds little this time around. His blog and column are too complete. Griffey's return... nope, not much. They're being conservative. Ryan Freel is batting .220 on the road trip. What will the Reds do with him? Marty thinks Quentin McCracken should stay. Marc thinks Cody Ross is staying (meaning he disagrees). Go, Marc.

Scoreless after 2. 30 pitches for Arroyo.

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 02:29 PM
Gamecast called it a WP? No matter, Royce Clayton K's to end the inning.

Gallen5862
04-26-2006, 02:29 PM
In the Waivers order It looks like the Reds didn't get a chance to claim Day since the Nats did. The Reds need to win today.

Chip R
04-26-2006, 02:30 PM
I wondered how he got on the rockies?? I think he went there in July but I couldn't remember the how??

I'm sorry. I thought you were talking about Ortiz. :bang: I'm guessing the Rox traded for him but I think he was there for a couple of years.

Dunner44
04-26-2006, 02:30 PM
Keep the streak alive BP!!! We're going STREAKING!

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 02:30 PM
Brandon Phillips K's swinging

CTA513
04-26-2006, 02:31 PM
Ross goes Boom!

1-0

Chip R
04-26-2006, 02:31 PM
Marc thinks Cody Ross is staying (meaning he disagrees). Go, Marc.


Yeah, Marty was saying last night he thinks Cody will be DFAd again.

guttle11
04-26-2006, 02:31 PM
Atta Boy Ross!!!!

Upper Deck.

kyred14
04-26-2006, 02:32 PM
Ross with a LOOONG homer

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 02:32 PM
David Ross homers!!!

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 02:32 PM
whooooooooowhoooooooooo


Ross with the Upper Deck HR baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1-0 Reds

Reds Fanatic
04-26-2006, 02:32 PM
David Ross Home Run!!

flyer85
04-26-2006, 02:32 PM
that's the Happy Barber I remember

Dunner44
04-26-2006, 02:32 PM
Who-ha! Keep that boy in the lineup. Trade Javy or LaRue, i don't care which...

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 02:32 PM
Arroyo lines out to SS

toledodan
04-26-2006, 02:32 PM
we are making ortiz look like cy young.

as i'm typing this ross goes deep! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

westofyou
04-26-2006, 02:32 PM
Purty Nice, the Reds have 2 RH HR's at RFK in the 6 games they have played there, the PF for RH HR wise was 76 last year, EE is the only other RH Red to HR there.

Reds Fanatic
04-26-2006, 02:33 PM
I wondered how he got on the rockies?? I think he went there in July but I couldn't remember the how??
Day was signed by the Rockies to a one year contract during the offseason.

flyer85
04-26-2006, 02:33 PM
Yeah, Marty was saying last night he thinks Cody will be DFAd again.Marty is in the QM fan club, obviously he doesn't look at stats.

OnBaseMachine
04-26-2006, 02:33 PM
I like this David Ross. He's got some good pop in that bat. That now gives him three homers in 24 atbats this year.

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 02:35 PM
Freel also grounds out to SS

Gallen5862
04-26-2006, 02:35 PM
WTG Ross. Home run:) :thumbup: :party: :rockband:

Dunner44
04-26-2006, 02:35 PM
Bad time to be slumping Ryan

Doc. Scott
04-26-2006, 02:35 PM
Top of 3.

Phillips (.360, 0 BB). Called strike, oddly enough. Swing and a miss. Another swing-and-drop, but Schneider successfully throws to first. One out. Three strikeouts for Ortiz.

Ross (.261). Fouled back. Up high, ball one. HIT DEEP TO LEFT, SORIANO LOOKS UP, SEE YA! UPPER DECK HOMER!

1-0 Reds. #3 for Dave. And a bomb, too.

Arroyo (.222). Back-to-back. Low liner to the SS Clayton, two down. Denied.

Freel (0-1). Fouled away. Check swing, ball's low. Low and in, ball two. Called strike on the outside corner, questionable. Last night was the first time Freel's failed to reach base in a game. Grounder to short, and that ends the inning.

1-0 Reds after 2.5. Ortiz is at 38 pitches. St. Louis leads Pittsburgh 1-0 on an RBI single by Scott Spiezio. No score in the bottom of 2 between Atlanta and Milwaukee.

toledodan
04-26-2006, 02:35 PM
Marty is in the QM fan club, obviously he doesn't look at stats.


he's saying today the reds may go with 11 pitchers. maybe they can cut williams.:laugh:

registerthis
04-26-2006, 02:37 PM
Bad time to be slumping Ryan

When is the good time?

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 02:37 PM
Schneider grounds to second

toledodan
04-26-2006, 02:37 PM
Bad time to be slumping Ryan


he's making it real easy to decide who's going to the bench.

Chip R
04-26-2006, 02:39 PM
Marty is in the QM fan club, obviously he doesn't look at stats.

Q is full of veteran goodness. I may be wrong but I can't see Wayne DFAing Cody three days after trading for him. Q, OTOH, could make it through waivers and be assigned to LOU. I don't know if Ross could. My guess is the Reds claimed him off waivers and Wayne did a deal with Ned so L.A. could actually get something back for him.

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 02:39 PM
Arroyo makes Ramon Ortiz ground to second...two away and Soriano coming to the dish

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 02:40 PM
Does anybody have a ground ball/fly ball count for this game?...the infielders are staying mighty busy

LincolnparkRed
04-26-2006, 02:40 PM
he's making it real easy to decide who's going to the bench.

This has always been the worry with Freel he's is so high energy that any prolonged playing time seems to bring on injuries or slumps. Hence the utility label

Reds Nd2
04-26-2006, 02:40 PM
Does anybody have a ground ball/fly ball count for this game?...the infielders are staying mighty busy

Arroyo 4-2, Ortiz 3-3.

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 02:41 PM
SIT DOWN Soriano!!!!!!!!!

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 02:41 PM
Soriano K's swinging...Arroyo is dealing

registerthis
04-26-2006, 02:41 PM
Not having real ownership to promote the product doesn't help, but DC is a lousy baseball town. In fact, outside of the Redskins, it's a pretty horrible sports town.

Both the Caps and the Wizards were very well supported this year. The attendance issues at RFK are largely due to the people of DC being very upset about the ownership/team situation, and the way the stadium deal went down. Once an ownership group is named, and that group begins building their own team, the crowds will follow.

gm
04-26-2006, 02:41 PM
Dunn now in a 2 for 25 slump.


For a good time...mark.grace@slumpbusters.com

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 02:41 PM
Arroyo 4-2, Ortiz 3-3.Thanks.

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 02:41 PM
Anyone see the look on Bronson's face just b4 that 3-2 pitch?

Kinda like "He's mine" lol

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 02:41 PM
For a good time...mark.grace@slumpbusters.com:D

Doc. Scott
04-26-2006, 02:42 PM
Bottom of 3.

Schneider (.180). Called strike. Another. Fastball's high. Ball's outside. Grounder, right side. Phillips from the outfield grass to the covering Arroyo, one out.

Ortiz (.250). Ball's outside. Called strike. High strike, 1-2. Fouled away. Another grounder to Phillips, two out.

Soriano (0-1). 11-game hit streak. 2-1 count. Foul. Fastball high, full count. CHANGE SWUNG ON AND MISSED! Four Ks.

I have 46 as Bronson's pitch count. The WP-K screwed Sportsline up.

1-0 Reds after 3. St. Louis now leads 2-0 after an RBI single by Aaron Miles.

toledodan
04-26-2006, 02:42 PM
i like this trade more and more everyday. if only we could get 1 more pitcher like him.

Chip R
04-26-2006, 02:42 PM
Bad time to be slumping Ryan

Dude wasn't going to OBP .450 for the whole season. He's just coming down to his own level.

Doc. Scott
04-26-2006, 02:42 PM
Top of 4.

Lopez (0-1). Ball one, low. Called strike. Low and away, 2-1. LINED into left field, base hit!

Dunn (0-1). Big slump for AD. LINER TO RIGHT BASE HIT! Even against the shift. First and second, nobody out.

Kearns (0-1). Swing and a miss on the breaking ball. Tapper back to the mound and ORTIZ THROWS IT INTO CENTER FIELD! Tailor-made DP ball becomes a run for the Reds and men on the corners with none out! 2-0 Reds.

Ah, Ramon and his fielding foibles. Remember this (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/boxscore?gameId=250807117)?

Mangione (0-1). Two bad ones put Chuck up 2-0. Strike. Ball's outside, 3-1. High, ball four! WALK! WALK! Bases loaded.

Edwin (0-1). Slider waved at. Another slider, another wave. Ow. Fly to shallow left-center, and THE BALL DROPS IN FRONT OF CHURCH! HE OVERRUNS THE BALL! Two runs score- one RBI- and the Reds lead 4-0! Two Es for the Nats today.

Phillips (0-1). Nine-game hit streak. Popped foul, and juuust foul. 0-1. Swing and a miss at the slider. Huh. Strikeout swinging on the slider. One out.

Ross (1-1, HR). Will he be intentionally passed? Why, yes he will. Bases loaded again.

Arroyo (0-1). Danger. He'll swing for the fences given the situation, so that's good. Taken high, ball one. Called strike. Taken strike two. That's not his style, man. LINER TO LEFT! Caught by Soriano, and the speedy Mangione can't score from third. Two outs.

Freel (0-2). Ninth man to bat. Taken strike. Another strike. Must be too tired to swing. Check swing, just low. 1-2. Taken strike three!

4-0 Reds when it should be 1-0 still. Gotta love that Nats D. We head to the bottom of the fourth.

Atlanta now leads Milwaukee 1-0 on an RBI hit by Marcus Giles.

Reds Nd2
04-26-2006, 02:43 PM
Thanks.

NP

Reds Nd2
04-26-2006, 02:43 PM
If anyones interested:

Pitches-strikes: Arroyo 46-30, Ortiz 38-27.

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 02:43 PM
This game is moving at like a 1hr pace

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 02:43 PM
46 pitches for ARROYO 4K's 4-2 Ground/Fly outs
38 for Ortiz 3K's 3-3 Ground/Fly Outs

Lopez Singles to lead off the inning

Roy Tucker
04-26-2006, 02:43 PM
Q is full of veteran goodness. I may be wrong but I can't see Wayne DFAing Cody three days after trading for him. Q, OTOH, could make it through waivers and be assigned to LOU. I don't know if Ross could. My guess is the Reds claimed him off waivers and Wayne did a deal with Ned so L.A. could actually get something back for him.
Yeah, that's my take too. I think Q could make it through waivers to Louisville. He's 35 and there are a lot of spare parts OF out there.

However, I would like to know why Chris Hammond is on the roster. Just when was the last time he pitched?

LincolnparkRed
04-26-2006, 02:44 PM
Ump is calling a lot of strikes today, anyone watching the game notice if the strike zone is expanded or are the hitters just working the count

Felo singles the opposite way

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 02:44 PM
FeLo singles to left

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 02:44 PM
Dunn Singles

1st and 2nd 0 outs Kearns up

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 02:44 PM
Dunn singles...Felo to 2nd

kaldaniels
04-26-2006, 02:44 PM
Nice to see you again Ramon...I was wondering if you'd show up.

LincolnparkRed
04-26-2006, 02:45 PM
However, I would like to know why Chris Hammond is on the roster. Just when was the last time he pitched?

I know that one Saturday... his era went from 30 something to 20 something I believe

M2
04-26-2006, 02:45 PM
Cue the ominous shark music. Ortiz is about to get chewed up in his second pass through the lineup.

OnBaseMachine
04-26-2006, 02:45 PM
Needs to get some runs here. C'mon Kearns, put one in the gap here.

Reds Fanatic
04-26-2006, 02:45 PM
Reds score as Ortiz throws the ball into center on what probably was a DP ball.

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 02:46 PM
woooooooowhoooooooooo

Bad t hrow to 2nd by ORTIZ and we got 1 Run and runners on 1st and 3rd for the Catte in the Hatte 0 Outs

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 02:46 PM
Kearns grounds into FC but is safe at first, Lopez scores on throwing error by Ortiz. Dunn safe at third.

Cedric
04-26-2006, 02:46 PM
Anyone else think the Reds are getting more breaks this year than past? I guess that could just be the wear and tear this offense does to a defense/pitcher.

westofyou
04-26-2006, 02:46 PM
Originally Posted by M2
Not having real ownership to promote the product doesn't help, but DC is a lousy baseball town. In fact, outside of the Redskins, it's a pretty horrible sports town.

They booed Frank Howard relentlessly, climbed up his butt year in and year out.... during the last game he hit a HR and they gave him a standing O, he tipped his hat, tossed them his helmet liner and even shed a tear.

Later in the ninth they stormed the field, tore it apart and the game was forfeited.

Caveat Emperor
04-26-2006, 02:47 PM
Cue the ominous shark music. Ortiz is about to get chewed up in his second pass through the lineup.

The team honestly felt bad for him, so they let him have one pass through the lineup before taking him to the woodshed.

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 02:47 PM
2-0 Reds

runners on 1st and 3rd Hatte at the plate 3-1 pitch coming

toledodan
04-26-2006, 02:48 PM
the real ortiz has arrived!:D :D :D :D :thumbup: :p:

LincolnparkRed
04-26-2006, 02:48 PM
Reds need to cash in on this opportunity and salt this one away

Hattie walks, and EDE comes up with them loaded

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 02:48 PM
Hatteberg walks...bases juiced for EdE

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 02:48 PM
WALKs Hatte

Bases Loaded and here comes EdWIN

toledodan
04-26-2006, 02:48 PM
bases loaded for EE!

OnBaseMachine
04-26-2006, 02:48 PM
Bases loaded, 0 outs for EE. Need to break this game open here.

M2
04-26-2006, 02:48 PM
Here's a chance for Edwin to add to his growing legend.

Reds Nd2
04-26-2006, 02:49 PM
However, I would like to know why Chris Hammond is on the roster. Just when was the last time he pitched?

Pitched two innings Saturday against Milwaukee. 2 hits, 1HR, 1R, 0BB'S, 4K's

CTA513
04-26-2006, 02:49 PM
Encarnacion is like 7 for 10 career with bases loaded. :)

LincolnparkRed
04-26-2006, 02:50 PM
Ede bloops one under Church who then overuns it 2 score and EDe goes to 2nd 4-0 reds

Gallen5862
04-26-2006, 02:50 PM
What is Ortiz pitch count now? I am glad to see we are making him work.

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 02:50 PM
Edwin Drops one in.................. Fielder over plays the ball 2 runs score

Hatte to 2nd Edwin on 1st

24 RBI's for EdWin

and here comes PHILLIPS

registerthis
04-26-2006, 02:50 PM
That huge OF doesn't do the Nats any favors.

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 02:50 PM
EdE singles!! advances to 2nd on error by Church

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 02:50 PM
awwwwww only gave him 1 RBI on the play... other charged to the Error on over playing the ball in the field :(

toledodan
04-26-2006, 02:50 PM
4-0 reds rbi single and ERROR!

Strikes Out Looking
04-26-2006, 02:50 PM
DC is not a bad baseball town. There is a huge market here, and even since the Nats have came, MLB has continued to dump on D.C.

The tv deal is terrible. Bud Selig gave the TV rights to Peter Angelos, owner of the O's. Angelos formed his own network and won't let Comcast, the dominant cable provider show the games unless they cover his "network."

Additionally, with no ownership, payroll is small despite decent attendance.

Gallen5862
04-26-2006, 02:51 PM
Wtg EE. :)

traderumor
04-26-2006, 02:51 PM
That huge OF doesn't do the Nats any favors.
Esp. with Ward and Soriano out there.

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 02:51 PM
Phillips K's swinging...still 4-0 Reds with runners on 2nd/3rd and one away

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 02:51 PM
dang...phillips trying to hard and Fans 3 times.

LincolnparkRed
04-26-2006, 02:51 PM
ortiz's slider seems to be working it's just that his other pitches aren't

Phillips K's 0-2 today

Ross to get the old IBB with Arroyo coming up

toledodan
04-26-2006, 02:52 PM
looks like BP is trying to get a day off. second K of the day.

smith288
04-26-2006, 02:52 PM
Looks like Phillips is starting to swing at ill advised pitches.

OnBaseMachine
04-26-2006, 02:52 PM
Poor atbat by Phillips. I'd like to at least get one more run this inning.

registerthis
04-26-2006, 02:52 PM
Speaking of a chance to grow your legend, here comes Arroyo with the bases juiced.

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 02:52 PM
hmmmmmmmmmmmm

Walking Ross llol

Arroyo coming up.....MAKE EM PAY Bronson.

Reds Nd2
04-26-2006, 02:52 PM
What is Ortiz pitch count now? I am glad to see we are making him work.

Ortiz 60-39

smith288
04-26-2006, 02:52 PM
Walking to get to Bronson...make 'em pay A-yo-yo

RedsMan3203
04-26-2006, 02:52 PM
Eddie!

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 02:52 PM
David Ross walked intentionally to load the bases...Have they seen Arroyo's SLG %???

flyer85
04-26-2006, 02:53 PM
Dude wasn't going to OBP .450 for the whole season. He's just coming down to his own level.which maybe other than Phillips you really can't say that anyone else is doing something unexpected. They may be able to maintain a lot of what they are doing.

RedsMan3203
04-26-2006, 02:53 PM
Sorry guys, CBS is a little behind... I just got to see the Edwin update.

M2
04-26-2006, 02:53 PM
David Ross walked intentionally to load the bases...Have they seen Arroyo's SLG %???

They're messing with the Bronson Bull and they're sure to get the horns.

registerthis
04-26-2006, 02:53 PM
The tv deal is terrible.

Oh, you mean the TV deal that means the Nats don't get shown in half of the DC market. Right.

What's the problem with that?

OnBaseMachine
04-26-2006, 02:54 PM
Here's a chance for Edwin to add to his growing legend.

Is it just me or does Edwin always get a hit with the bases loaded?

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 02:54 PM
Bronson's grinning lol

OMG

he clocked that too........right to Soriano Hatte dont test it

2 outs Freel up

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 02:54 PM
Arroyo flies out to left...no SF

toledodan
04-26-2006, 02:54 PM
bronson flies out but runner can't advance. 2 down freel coming up.

flyer85
04-26-2006, 02:55 PM
Can't believe they didn't let Hatty show his wheels.

M2
04-26-2006, 02:55 PM
Arroyo flies out to left...no SF

Lack of speed kills too.

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 02:55 PM
Time for a hit, Ryan

LincolnparkRed
04-26-2006, 02:56 PM
Ortiz k's freel with another slider.

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 02:56 PM
Freel K's looking...end of inning

Gallen5862
04-26-2006, 02:56 PM
They probably wanted to give Freel the chance to drive in some runs.

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 02:56 PM
man......... Freel needs a day off :(

2K's for Freel leaves em loaded.

4-0 Reds

toledodan
04-26-2006, 02:56 PM
freel needs a day off!

OnBaseMachine
04-26-2006, 02:56 PM
Reds fail to add another as Freel K's.

BRM
04-26-2006, 02:56 PM
Lack of speed kills too.

Was it deep enough for an average runner to score?

M2
04-26-2006, 02:56 PM
Three called strikes for Freel. He's having an extra bad day.

M2
04-26-2006, 02:57 PM
Was it deep enough for an average runner to score?

I thought so.

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 02:57 PM
Middle of 4th, score is now 4-0 Reds. Nats have already committed two costly errors.

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 02:57 PM
Was it deep enough for an average runner to score?

Not with Soriano's Arm

However had it been Freel or Lopez they prolly woulda tested it, and woulda got the run cause the throw was cut off

LincolnparkRed
04-26-2006, 02:57 PM
Was it deep enough for an average runner to score?

It didn't sound like it, but if someone watching on tv says otherwise I would go with them.

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 02:58 PM
Was it deep enough for an average runner to score?I couldn't really tell from gamecast, but Soriano has a good arm in left

Reds Nd2
04-26-2006, 02:58 PM
Is it just me or does Edwin always get a hit with the bases loaded?

.750 .800 1.750

Strikes Out Looking
04-26-2006, 02:58 PM
Freel will be off on Friday.

RedsMan3203
04-26-2006, 02:59 PM
cbs listed it as a deep fly to left.


I'd still run on his arm...... he isn't used to throwing long distance throws during game time pressure to the catcher with any type of accuracy.

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 03:01 PM
Anderson walks to lead off the 4th

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 03:01 PM
wah?????

that was a K......ALL DAY!!!!!!

LincolnparkRed
04-26-2006, 03:01 PM
Anderson Walks to lead off

OnBaseMachine
04-26-2006, 03:01 PM
Arroyo walks Marlon Anderson after getting ahead 0-2.. C'mon now, it's Marlon Anderson.

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 03:01 PM
cbs listed it as a deep fly to left.


I'd still run on his arm...... he isn't used to throwing long distance throws during game time pressure to the catcher with any type of accuracy.Too bad you can clock Hatteberg with a sundial

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 03:02 PM
Score Alert:

C.Wilson goes yard with a runner on in the 4th.. All tied 2-2 in STL

RedsMan3203
04-26-2006, 03:02 PM
Craig Wilson just tied the game up in St. Louis.

2-2.

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 03:02 PM
Nick Johnson at the plate...careful, Bronson

M2
04-26-2006, 03:03 PM
Top Secret moment:

And what does the name Nick mean?

Nothing, just something my dad came up with while he was shaving.

Chip R
04-26-2006, 03:03 PM
Craig Wilson just tied the game up in St. Louis.

2-2.

I honestly don't know why the Bucs are so down on him.

westofyou
04-26-2006, 03:03 PM
cbs listed it as a deep fly to left.


I'd still run on his arm...... he isn't used to throwing long distance throws during game time pressure to the catcher with any type of accuracy.
Wasn't deep and he would have probably nailed any Red that wasn't under 6 feet

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 03:04 PM
Johnson flies to deep left on a 3-2 pitch from Arroyo

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 03:04 PM
Johnson flys out....well LINES out to Dunn :)

had to run get it... good play.

Man that Walk was BS lol

M2
04-26-2006, 03:04 PM
I honestly don't know why the Bucs are so down on him.

He's a dirty hippie.

westofyou
04-26-2006, 03:05 PM
He's a dirty hippie.
And he likes Vince more than Brent or Keith.

LincolnparkRed
04-26-2006, 03:05 PM
Arroyo having a little more trouble this inning or least getting his pitch count up

redsmetz
04-26-2006, 03:05 PM
He's a dirty hippie.

Hey, some of my best friends were dirty hippies!

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 03:05 PM
Top Secret moment:

And what does the name Nick mean?

Nothing, just something my dad came up with while he was shaving.I just had a flashback to the movie "Bachelor Party"...

"Should we call you 'Nick' or 'Mister Dick?"

"Just Nick"

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 03:07 PM
Anderson Breaks up the DP.

2 down

M2
04-26-2006, 03:08 PM
I just had a flashback to the movie "Bachelor Party"...

"Should we call you 'Nick' or 'Mister Dick?"

"Just Nick"

I actually had that in mind prior to the Top Secret reference.

RedsMan3203
04-26-2006, 03:08 PM
Wasn't deep and he would have probably nailed any Red that wasn't under 6 feet

I don't know how deep the fly was. But if it was close to being deep enough to send a runner, you have to send the guy there. Soriano has been playing LF all of what? 3 weeks? He has had troubles in the past throwing the ball to 1st base playing 2nd base. WHy not test his arm when he is 5 times the lengh away?

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 03:09 PM
zimmerman with a slap single

M2
04-26-2006, 03:09 PM
Hey, some of my best friends were dirty hippies!

Did they ever give your stuff back or are they still borrowing it?

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 03:09 PM
Ward grounds into a FC....

RBA
04-26-2006, 03:09 PM
It wasn't close to being deep.

Blimpie
04-26-2006, 03:09 PM
I actually had that in mind prior to the Top Secret reference.Weird-O-Rama...:eek:

GridironGrace
04-26-2006, 03:09 PM
OMG!!!!!!!!

Hatte with a DIVING stop... throw to Arroyo end of the inning ;)

4-0 Reds headed to the 5th

Bobcat J
04-26-2006, 03:10 PM
Ward grounds into a FC....at the end of 4, it remains 4-0 Reds

Only 2 outs