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pedro
04-29-2006, 01:18 PM
Houston
AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg
C. Biggio 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .307
W. Taveras cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .301
L. Berkman 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .353
M. Ensberg 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
P. Wilson lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .226
J. Lane rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227
B. Ausmus c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .352
A. Everett ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273
A. Pettitte p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cincinnati
AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg
R. Freel cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261
F. Lopez ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .280
R. Aurilia 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .303
A. Dunn lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263
A. Kearns rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264
Encarnacion 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .292
B. Phillips 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .356
J. LaRue c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167
A. Harang p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .083
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Jr's Boy
04-29-2006, 01:21 PM
Shut em down Harang.

Jr's Boy
04-29-2006, 01:22 PM
Philips batting 7th?

pedro
04-29-2006, 01:25 PM
Philips batting 7th?


I think it's best to leave him where he's been doing well. He's not going to hit .356 forever.

Big Klu
04-29-2006, 01:26 PM
Phillips is doing very well in the 7th spot. It's not a high-pressure spot in the order, and young players often have a measure of success in that spot. Since he is comfortable there, leave him at 7th and let him do his thing.

Barbarossa
04-29-2006, 02:00 PM
He's probably the most dangerous 7th hitter in the National League right now.:beerme:

TeamBoone
04-29-2006, 02:13 PM
Plus, he usually has runners on base in front of him.

There's no major weak spot in that lineup.

GAC
04-29-2006, 02:13 PM
Chat is open

RawOwl UK
04-29-2006, 02:16 PM
Good evening from across the pond. Let the fun begin :)

Big Klu
04-29-2006, 02:17 PM
Is Biggio a Hall-of-Famer? I've never really thought about it, but George says he is.

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 02:17 PM
Biggio strikes out swinging. 1 out.

Big Klu
04-29-2006, 02:19 PM
Good evening from across the pond. Let the fun begin :)

At least you don't have to worry about blackout rules! :D

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 02:19 PM
Taveras strikes out swinging. 2 outs.

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 02:22 PM
Berkman pops out to short. 0-0 mid 1st.

OnBaseMachine
04-29-2006, 02:23 PM
Harang looked good that inning. He had nice movement on that 3-2 fastball to Tavares.

10 consecutive scoreless innings for Aaron.

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 02:24 PM
Freel gets an infield single off Pettitte's glove.

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 02:25 PM
Lopez grounds into a 4-6 fielder's choice. 1 out.

M2
04-29-2006, 02:25 PM
Nice first inning by Harang. Keep Biggio and Taveras off the bases and that turns Berkman and Ensberg into manageable danger.

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 02:27 PM
Aurilia grounds into a 4-6-3 DP. 0-0 after 1.

oneupper
04-29-2006, 02:28 PM
Only 6 pitches for Pettite.

OnBaseMachine
04-29-2006, 02:28 PM
Aurilia swung at ball 3 and GIDP. Gotta be patient with Pettitte and make him him throw a lot of pitches in order to get to that Astros bullpen.

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 02:30 PM
Ensberg flies out to center. 1 out.

M2
04-29-2006, 02:31 PM
BTW, Andy Pettitte is one LHP against whom you should bat Adam Dunn third. It also would have been nice if Jr. was back for this game.

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 02:31 PM
Wilson singles to right center.

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 02:34 PM
Lane homers to the upper deck in left on a 3-0 pitch. 2-0 Astros.

Matt700wlw
04-29-2006, 02:34 PM
An example on why you don't want to get behind in the count

OnBaseMachine
04-29-2006, 02:34 PM
Harang now looks awful; he is working behind in the count to every hitter, and when you do that you make bad hitters like Jason Lane look good. Runs will be hard to come by with Pettitte on the hill today, so Harang had better settle down.

Falls City Beer
04-29-2006, 02:35 PM
I know Lane is the anti-sabre joke poster boy, but I can't recall a ballplayer getting more out of a limited skill set than Jason Lane. He redefines scrappy.

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 02:36 PM
Ausmus grounds out. 2 outs.

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 02:38 PM
Everett pops out to short. 2-0 Astros mid 2nd.

jesusfan
04-29-2006, 02:40 PM
Lets go Dunn! Tater one!

Matt700wlw
04-29-2006, 02:41 PM
Harang now looks awful; he is working behind in the count to every hitter, and when you do that you make bad hitters like Jason Lane look good. Runs will be hard to come by with Pettitte on the hill today, so Harang had better settle down.

You get worked up pretty easily, don't you? Slightest imperfection and you're in a tiff...

:p:

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 02:42 PM
Dunn strikes out swinging. 1 out.

Cyclone792
04-29-2006, 02:42 PM
Is Biggio a Hall-of-Famer? I've never really thought about it, but George says he is.

Definitely.

Biggio's one of the five greatest second basemen ever, and the best we've seen since Morgan.

Fullboat
04-29-2006, 02:43 PM
Kearns always swings at the first pitch.:bang:

jesusfan
04-29-2006, 02:43 PM
base-hit Kearns!

M2
04-29-2006, 02:43 PM
I know Lane is the anti-sabre joke poster boy, but I can't recall a ballplayer getting more out of a limited skill set than Jason Lane. He redefines scrappy.

That's true. He certainly knows what to do with a 3-0 gift-wrapped fastball.

Spitball
04-29-2006, 02:43 PM
I know Lane is the anti-sabre joke poster boy, but I can't recall a ballplayer getting more out of a limited skill set than Jason Lane. He redefines scrappy.

Lane has learned to take pitches and has become a pretty good hitter. He has twice as many walks as strikeouts this season, which is the reverse of his career norm.

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 02:43 PM
Kearns singles to left.

jesusfan
04-29-2006, 02:44 PM
EE K's swinging! That at-bat looked pretty bad

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 02:45 PM
Encarnacion strikes out swinging. 2 outs.

jesusfan
04-29-2006, 02:45 PM
Phillips grounds out to Third....

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 02:46 PM
Phillips grounds into a 5-4 fielder's choice. 2-0 Astros after 2.

Falls City Beer
04-29-2006, 02:46 PM
That's true. He certainly knows what to do with a 3-0 gift-wrapped fastball.

Well, certainly not every hitter does. He's not great, but he consistently OPSes over .800, so he's at least an average hitter. He doesn't fully deserve the criticisms like "bad" hitter, I guess.

Boston Red
04-29-2006, 02:46 PM
Sorry, a little late to the party, but how in the world can the Astros sit Chris Burke?!?

OnBaseMachine
04-29-2006, 02:46 PM
Almost two weeks since Dunn has had an XBH.

EE takes two right down the pipe and then swings at one in the dirt. Looks like this will be a long day. I was hoping the Reds could win this one and guarantee a series win.

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 02:49 PM
Pettitte strikes out swinging. 3 K's for Harang. 1 out.

Patrick Bateman
04-29-2006, 02:49 PM
I may be wrong, but I believe we have come back from bigger deficits than 2 runs with 7 innings to go.

Falls City Beer
04-29-2006, 02:50 PM
I may be wrong, but I believe we have come back from bigger deficits than 2 runs with 7 innings to go.

True dat.

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 02:50 PM
Biggio grounds out to 3rd. 2 outs.

M2
04-29-2006, 02:51 PM
Well, certainly not every hitter does. He's not great, but he consistently OPSes over .800, so he's at least an average hitter. He doesn't fully deserve the criticisms like "bad" hitter, I guess.

I was giving him credit. Lane couldn't survive if he didn't capitalize on moments like that 3-0 pitch. He'll always be a fairly bad hitter vs. RHPs (he's great vs. LHPs), but he keeps himself in an everyday job because he's been able to zone in on his key hitting opportunities.

I fully agree not every hitter would have pounced on that pitch. Jason Lane knows he has to pounce there.

jesusfan
04-29-2006, 02:52 PM
Great effort By Freel!!! base-hit for Taveras

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 02:52 PM
Taveras singles to center. Good effort by Freel. Just missed a diving catch.

SanDiegoRed
04-29-2006, 02:55 PM
Kind of a lean game thread today....damn those people who have lives! Hehe

OnBaseMachine
04-29-2006, 02:56 PM
Good throw by LaRue.

SanDiegoRed
04-29-2006, 02:56 PM
Hey I gained some rep points! :D

jesusfan
04-29-2006, 02:56 PM
Nice Pick by Lopez! Larue throws out Taveras at 2nd

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 02:56 PM
Larue throws out Taveras attempting to steal. 2-0 Astros mid 3rd.

SanDiegoRed
04-29-2006, 02:57 PM
Nice Job larue

M2
04-29-2006, 02:59 PM
Larue throws out Taveras attempting to steal. 2-0 Astros mid 3rd.

That's a big play. When you nail a guy like Taveras it has a chilling effect not only on the rest of the baserunner's team, but it sends out the message leaguewide that running on LaRue is still a dangerous proposition.

Caveat Emperor
04-29-2006, 02:59 PM
Hey I gained some rep points! :D

First rule of rep points is you do not talk about rep points.

Second rule of rep points is you do not talk about rep points.

:thumbup:

NFL Draft is taking a lot of attention today. It's amazing ESPN has been able to turn the event into "must see" sports television, especially when the majority of the time is spent waiting for picks to be made.

WVSteveVT
04-29-2006, 03:00 PM
Kind of a lean game thread today....damn those people who have lives! Hehe

same as last night, figure most of the hard core posters who are local are at the game, while the others must have lives

jesusfan
04-29-2006, 03:00 PM
Larue is a bloop machine!!

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 03:00 PM
Larue singles to center.

jesusfan
04-29-2006, 03:00 PM
Larue is a Bloop Machine!

jesusfan
04-29-2006, 03:01 PM
sorry I had to post that twice! lol

WVSteveVT
04-29-2006, 03:02 PM
[QUOTE=Caveat Emperor]First rule of rep points is you do not talk about rep points.

Second rule of rep points is you do not talk about rep points.

is it alright to beg for rep points? not that I really need them because I don't post a lot on non-game threads, I just think I should be able to if I ever wanted to. Plus it makes me look cooler!

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 03:03 PM
Harang strikes out attempting to bunt and Larue is picked off 1st by Ausmus. 2 outs.

Wheelhouse
04-29-2006, 03:03 PM
'05 ball on that one

THNDRacket
04-29-2006, 03:03 PM
I really like the camera angles FSN Ohio has been giving.

Why in the world was Harang swinging twice, then bunt through a pitch?

jesusfan
04-29-2006, 03:03 PM
can I say this: FREEL IS THE MAN!!

OnBaseMachine
04-29-2006, 03:03 PM
Brillant. The Reds let the worst hitter in baseball swing away and he ends up K'ing. Then LaRue gets picked off. Unreal.

It's just one of those days.

M2
04-29-2006, 03:04 PM
1-2 on the pitcher with your catcher on 1B, no outs and the toughest to run on pitcher-catcher battery in the majors on the field, I'd try to steal the base. It's so crazy ... it ... just ... might ... work.

Bunting 1-2 with Harang, now that's too crazy for me.

jesusfan
04-29-2006, 03:04 PM
nice bunt single

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 03:04 PM
Freel reaches on a bunt single.

Caveat Emperor
04-29-2006, 03:05 PM
1-2 on the pitcher with your catcher on 1B, no outs and the toughest to run on pitcher-catcher battery in the majors on the field, I'd try to steal the base. It's so crazy ... it ... just ... might ... work.

It's the old "we should send Sean Casey on this pitch" theory...

The shock of seeing him running might cause the catcher to become distracted and airmail the throw into CF.

THNDRacket
04-29-2006, 03:05 PM
Ideal situation for Freel to run. If he's thrown out, Lopez leads off next inning.

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 03:08 PM
Lopez flies out to right. 2-0 Astros after 3.

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 03:10 PM
Berkman grounds out to 1st. 1 out.

pedro
04-29-2006, 03:11 PM
Is Biggio a Hall-of-Famer? I've never really thought about it, but George says he is.


He's certainly close.

jesusfan
04-29-2006, 03:12 PM
Harang K's Ensberg... Strikeout #4

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 03:13 PM
Ensberg strikes out swinging. 4 K's for Harang. 2 outs.

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 03:13 PM
Lane flies out to center. 2-0 Astros mid 4th.

Caveat Emperor
04-29-2006, 03:13 PM
Just because I'm that kinda guy, here's an NFL draft update for those who aren't following:


1 1 Houston Williams, Mario DE 6-7 294 North Carolina State
2 2 New Orleans Bush, Reggie RB 5-11 200 Southern California
3 3 Tennessee Young, Vince QB 6-5 228 Texas
4 4 N.Y. Jets Ferguson, D'Brickashaw OT 6-6 313 Virginia
5 5 Green Bay Hawk, A.J. OLB 6-1 247 Ohio State
6 6 San Francisco Davis, Vernon TE 6-3 256 Maryland
7 7 Oakland Huff, Michael SS 6-0 203 Texas
8 8 Buffalo Whitner, Donte SS 5-10 203 Ohio State
9 9 Detroit Sims, Ernie OLB 5-11 232 Florida State
10 10 Arizona Leinart, Matt QB 6-5 224 Southern California
11 11 Denver Cutler, Jay QB 6-3 225 Vanderbilt
12 12 Baltimore Ngata, Haloti DT 6-4 337 Oregon

THNDRacket
04-29-2006, 03:14 PM
Let's have more innings like that one. How many was that, 8 or nine pitches?

Matt700wlw
04-29-2006, 03:14 PM
First rule of rep points is you do not talk about rep points.

Second rule of rep points is you do not talk about rep points.

:thumbup:

NFL Draft is taking a lot of attention today. It's amazing ESPN has been able to turn the event into "must see" sports television, especially when the majority of the time is spent waiting for picks to be made.

Another feather in the cap of the best run professional sports league.

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 03:16 PM
Aurilia grounds out to the pitcher.
Dunn walks.

membengal
04-29-2006, 03:17 PM
Need to start getting some better swings at Pettitte. Not one ball hit hard today off of him just yet...

jesusfan
04-29-2006, 03:17 PM
Dunn Walks... C'mon Kearns

Gallen5862
04-29-2006, 03:17 PM
Checking in between watching nFl draft since can't get Reds game. How is the pitching looking?

jesusfan
04-29-2006, 03:19 PM
Kearns Walks...

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 03:19 PM
Kearns walks on 4 pitches. 1st and 2nd with 1 out.

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 03:20 PM
Checking in between watching nFl draft since can't get Reds game. How is the pitching looking?Harang had one rough inning in the 2nd but has looked pretty good other than that.

M2
04-29-2006, 03:20 PM
Need to start getting some better swings at Pettitte. Not one ball hit hard today off of him just yet...

Or maybe they don't have to swing at all. Suddenly Pettitte lost the strikezone.

jesusfan
04-29-2006, 03:21 PM
Lets go Edwin! Get em in

flynn78
04-29-2006, 03:22 PM
Harang had one rough inning in the 2nd but has looked pretty good other than that.
Harang's only problem as far as I can see is that he tries to throw that perfect pitch sometimes and if it misses by a small margin it can hurt big time.

JohhnyBench1001
04-29-2006, 03:23 PM
Eazy E!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jesusfan
04-29-2006, 03:23 PM
Double By Edwin!!! dunn in Kearns to 3rd

OnBaseMachine
04-29-2006, 03:23 PM
EE is a stud.

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 03:23 PM
Encarnacion doubles off the wall in left. RBI #24. 2-1. 2nd and 3rd with 1 out.

WVSteveVT
04-29-2006, 03:23 PM
EE, doubles machine!

CrackerJack
04-29-2006, 03:23 PM
Double E!

THNDRacket
04-29-2006, 03:23 PM
You can actually see the learning progress in each of Encarnacion's at bats.

flynn78
04-29-2006, 03:24 PM
EE 24th RBI, a double, Dunn scores, 2-1 Astros

Gallen5862
04-29-2006, 03:24 PM
thanks reds fanatic for the update.

WVSteveVT
04-29-2006, 03:24 PM
I probably would IBB BP here to set up the double play

M2
04-29-2006, 03:24 PM
I always like it when a kid like Edwin fouls off some tough two-strike pitches like that. It's nature's way of reminding him he's got a lightning-fast bat, enabling him to catch a piece of almost anything in the strikezone and to punish anything in the middle.

Caveat Emperor
04-29-2006, 03:25 PM
That Edwin kid can play a little bit...

flynn78
04-29-2006, 03:25 PM
You can actually see the learning progress in each of Encarnacion's at bats.
I thought the same thing earlier. It is like watching someone go from clueless to getting it on live television.

jesusfan
04-29-2006, 03:26 PM
Petitte certainly is a nibbler!

flynn78
04-29-2006, 03:27 PM
EE has those quick, strong wrists. Reminds of an old fave, Eric Davis.

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 03:27 PM
Forget that update. Phillips fouled it off.

flynn78
04-29-2006, 03:28 PM
Mass confusion from the umpiring crew on this one.

jesusfan
04-29-2006, 03:28 PM
Yeah real close to his hands grande!! lol haha

Caseyfan21
04-29-2006, 03:29 PM
That doesn't look like it hit his foot at all. He also didn't react right away, just started hustling.

OnBaseMachine
04-29-2006, 03:30 PM
3-2 Reds! Good call.

Dunner44
04-29-2006, 03:30 PM
So what went down?

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 03:31 PM
After all that I guess Phillips reaches on infield single. Run scores on Pettitte's error. 3-2 Reds.

Caseyfan21
04-29-2006, 03:32 PM
So what went down?

Phillips hit a chopper in front of the plate that was close to hitting his foot. Pettite threw the ball into rightfield, two runs scored, a fan interfered with the ball on the overthrow so Phillips at 1st, both runs scored, 3-2 Reds with 1 out and LaRue up. :beerme:

THNDRacket
04-29-2006, 03:32 PM
Had a phone call just then. Why wasn't Phillips permitted to stay at 2nd?


I see the previous post.

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 03:32 PM
Larue strikes out swinging. 2 outs.

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 03:33 PM
Harang singles to center. 1st and 2nd with 2 outs.

Dunner44
04-29-2006, 03:34 PM
Harang raising the 'ol BA.

flynn78
04-29-2006, 03:34 PM
Base hit Harang, BP to second. Two down for Freel.

flynn78
04-29-2006, 03:35 PM
BP steals third.

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 03:35 PM
Phillips steals 3rd.

flynn78
04-29-2006, 03:35 PM
Pettite seems to be scuffling a bit.

CrackerJack
04-29-2006, 03:36 PM
Yes! 4-2 good guys

flynn78
04-29-2006, 03:36 PM
BP scores on a wild pitch 4-2 Good Guys

OnBaseMachine
04-29-2006, 03:36 PM
Great hustle by Phillips! 4-2 Reds.

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 03:36 PM
Freel walks. Phillips scores on a wild pitch as he dives head first into home. 4-2 Reds!!

Matt700wlw
04-29-2006, 03:36 PM
Andy Pettitte is not himself today.

Oh well!

flynn78
04-29-2006, 03:37 PM
Strange inning for the Stros

OnBaseMachine
04-29-2006, 03:38 PM
Felipe swung at three straight bad pitches. A walk there would have been nice.

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 03:38 PM
Lopez strikes out swinging. 4-2 Reds after 4.

Caveat Emperor
04-29-2006, 03:39 PM
Is there a scrappier way to score a run than an infield hit, advancing on a single by the pitcher, stealing 3rd, then coming home when the 4th ball of a walk gets away from the catcher?

M2
04-29-2006, 03:39 PM
Phillips just put on a clinic for why you steal 3B with two outs if you think you've got an excellent chance of being safe.

redsmetz
04-29-2006, 03:39 PM
BP scores on a wild pitch 4-2 Good Guys

This is what is so exciting about this team. Phillips gets on a strange bang bang play, moved over to second, steals third and then we score on a wild pitch - sweet!

CrackerJack
04-29-2006, 03:40 PM
Is there a scrappier way to score a run than an infield hit, advancing on a single by the pitcher, stealing 3rd, then coming home when the 4th ball of a walk gets away from the catcher?

No, there isn't, it's the S-factor.

Wheelhouse
04-29-2006, 03:41 PM
Love doin' this to Houston
http://www.rainbowtel.net/~bryants/graphics/abb320w.jpg

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 03:41 PM
Lane grounds out to the pitcher. 1 out.

CTA513
04-29-2006, 03:41 PM
wow, that inning went down hill fast for the Astros. :)

SeeinRed
04-29-2006, 03:41 PM
The interesting thing about the way the reds have been doing things lately is that they haven't been winning with homers. Any one know how long its been since the last reds homer. Ross' is the last one I can remember, which is probably just because it was a long one. They are doing the little things they didn't do last year, which is largely due to Narron's influence IMO (Krivsky too). They also seem to make big defensive plays when they need to. Just some thoughts

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 03:42 PM
Ausmus flies out to center. 2 outs.

Dunner44
04-29-2006, 03:42 PM
Why is it every time we score now I find myself screaming "Scrapppy!" at the top of my lungs?

GAC
04-29-2006, 03:43 PM
Harang settling down. Maybe that last inning rejuvenated him? ;)

Chat is open

Patrick Bateman
04-29-2006, 03:43 PM
Felipe swung at three straight bad pitches. A walk there would have been nice.
We just scored 4 runs against one of the leagues best pitchers, on a bunch of walks and crapp and speed. The inning went very well. Sometimes pitches start out looking better than they end up. That's what makes pitchers like Pettite real good.

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 03:44 PM
Everett walks.

Patrick Bateman
04-29-2006, 03:45 PM
Why is it every time we score now I find myself screaming "Scrapppy!" at the top of my lungs?

Perhaps that's something you should ask your shrink????

:laugh:

Cigar2
04-29-2006, 03:46 PM
A inning for Harang.

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 03:46 PM
Pettitte strikes out looking. 5 K's for Harang. 4-2 Reds mid 5th.

Caveat Emperor
04-29-2006, 03:47 PM
Why is it every time we score now I find myself screaming "Scrapppy!" at the top of my lungs?

Because this team's offense can beat you so many different ways. There's a dynamic aspect to the team that was missing last year -- speed at various parts of the lineup, fearlessness when taking the extra base on the basepaths, power up and down the batting order, and now run-producers at the back end to pick up the middle of the lineup. Plus, with the exception of Phillips, every hitter is adept at taking pitches and forcing the pitcher to throw balls in the zone.

They were fearsome last year, but this year it's even more impressive.

membengal
04-29-2006, 03:47 PM
Great hustle by Phillips! 4-2 Reds.

This cannot be emphasized enough. Phillips has been crucial to this nice run the team has been on. Crucial. Bat, glove and legs. That was simply a heads up base-running play by Phillips...first to swipe third, then to get home on the ball four wild pitch.

OnBaseMachine
04-29-2006, 03:49 PM
Gone!!! 5-2 Reds!

KronoRed
04-29-2006, 03:49 PM
:clap:

GAC
04-29-2006, 03:49 PM
RA homers!!!!

5-2 Reds

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 03:49 PM
Aurilia homers to right center. 5-2 Reds!!!

CrackerJack
04-29-2006, 03:49 PM
Yeeeah Nature Boy dinger, gotta like it.

membengal
04-29-2006, 03:49 PM
Nice at-bat by Aurilia there, I keep being grumpy about where he hits, and he keeps producing...

5-2.

Coffeybro
04-29-2006, 03:50 PM
Good Job RA

Big Klu
04-29-2006, 03:50 PM
WOOOOO!!!!! The Nature Boy, stylin' and profilin'!

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 03:50 PM
Dunn doubles to the right field corner

Matt700wlw
04-29-2006, 03:50 PM
Dunn doubles

CrackerJack
04-29-2006, 03:50 PM
And a "two bagger" for Dunn. Petite who?

OnBaseMachine
04-29-2006, 03:50 PM
Dunn picks up a double! Good to see.

Falls City Beer
04-29-2006, 03:51 PM
Being the man means beating the man. And right now, we're the man.

WVSteveVT
04-29-2006, 03:51 PM
bout time for AK to knock one out

SanDiegoRed
04-29-2006, 03:51 PM
Speed, Power, Improving starting pitching...Wow! our new look Reds...And whoa boy how about this young talent???

KronoRed
04-29-2006, 03:51 PM
Rich homers Dunn doubles?

Bizarre!

OnBaseMachine
04-29-2006, 03:54 PM
Great atbat by Kearns!

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 03:54 PM
Kearns singles to center. 1st and 3rd with no outs.

CrackerJack
04-29-2006, 03:54 PM
alright hit by kearns should mean at least another run here

Big Klu
04-29-2006, 03:55 PM
Being the man means beating the man. And right now, we're the man.

Whether you like it, or don't like it, learn to love it! Because we are the BEST THING GOING....WOOOOO!!!!...TODAY! Diamonds are forever, baby, and so are the RA and the Reds!

Falls City Beer
04-29-2006, 03:56 PM
Something you don't see every day: Pettitte laboring.

Caveat Emperor
04-29-2006, 03:56 PM
Steve, as always, right on point here: Patience, Patience, Patience.

That's the key to the Reds success -- plate discipline and patience. Chasing starters, getting to the middle relief, and putting constant pressure on opposing pitchers.

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 03:57 PM
Encarnacion strikes out swinging. 1 out.

OnBaseMachine
04-29-2006, 03:57 PM
EE chases a horrible 3-2 pitch in the dirt. Would have loaded the bases with 0 outs for Phillips. Need to score at least one more this inning.

M2
04-29-2006, 03:58 PM
The interesting thing about the way the reds have been doing things lately is that they haven't been winning with homers.

Aurilia's jack aside, it goes directly to a few things we've talked about ad infinitum on the board in recent years. The Reds have gotten younger and more athletic and the team fields a more diverse offense.

We've all seen what Ryan Freel at the top of the lineup has meant over the past few years. How his OB/speed combo adds an element the had lacked for years. Felipe Lopez, against all odds, has gone from an atrocious baserunner to a pretty good one too. Now you add in Encarnacion and Phillips and suddenly you've got players taking extra bases with regularity. On top of that, Encarnacion is the kind of doubles machine who makes all that OB up in front of him all the more deadly. The TB sting Phillips has brought to the table only helps on that front.

What the Reds have done this year is build upon the things they do well like get on base and crush homers instead of what so many have called for over the years, which is abandon the things they do well in the pursuit of boosting their peripherals skills.

Note that it was Dunn and Kearns drawing some BBs that opened the floodgates on Pettitte.

CrackerJack
04-29-2006, 03:58 PM
Phillips again gets 'em in with the speed - scrrrappy

flynn78
04-29-2006, 03:59 PM
QUOTE=Big Klu]Whether you like it, or don't like it, learn to love it! Because we are the BEST THING GOING....WOOOOO!!!!...TODAY! Diamonds are forever, baby, and so are the RA and the Reds![/QUOTE]
A jet plane riding, kiss stealing, wheeling dealing son of a gun. WHOOOO!

captainmorgan07
04-29-2006, 03:59 PM
nice hustle by phillips

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 03:59 PM
Philips grounds into a 5-4 fielder's choice. Good hustle beats the throw to 1st. Run scores. 6-2 Reds. 22nd RBI for Phillips

GAC
04-29-2006, 03:59 PM
Bad decision by Ensberg with the speedy Phillips. He could have nailed Dunn going home.

KronoRed
04-29-2006, 03:59 PM
Phillips is the new Freel..scrappyness defined.

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 04:00 PM
Larue lines a single to left.

Big Klu
04-29-2006, 04:00 PM
LaRue...LaRue...LaRue is on fire!!!

Falls City Beer
04-29-2006, 04:01 PM
If the Village People aren't giving a free concert after the game they ought to be.

CrackerJack
04-29-2006, 04:01 PM
Geez Denorfia's lightin' it up down south..440 obp

OnBaseMachine
04-29-2006, 04:02 PM
LaRue has had a very nice game with two hits and throwing a Tavares out at second base.

KronoRed
04-29-2006, 04:02 PM
Geez Denorfia's lightin' it up down south..440 obp
*sigh*

captainmorgan07
04-29-2006, 04:02 PM
cincy faithful about to run after pettite if he fakes to a base again

Caveat Emperor
04-29-2006, 04:02 PM
Geez Denorfia's lightin' it up down south..440 obp

They need to make a decision with him -- he's obviously not a 1 year fluke ala Stephen Smitherman. Denorfia is the real deal, and they either need to make room for him on the big league club or cut a trade to get some value for him.

Falls City Beer
04-29-2006, 04:02 PM
David Eckstein's Gameday photo makes him look like a Gelfling.

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 04:03 PM
Harang grounds into a fielder's choice at 2nd. 6-2 Reds after 5.

Dunner44
04-29-2006, 04:03 PM
Harang can't help his case after going down 0-2 with 2 fouls.

Big Klu
04-29-2006, 04:03 PM
Beating their Astros, Horseman style! WOOOOO!!! :cool:

Falls City Beer
04-29-2006, 04:04 PM
A jet plane riding, kiss stealing, wheeling dealing son of a gun. WHOOOO!

Beating their Astros, Horseman style! WOOOOO!!! :cool:[/QUOTE]

I fully expect Arn and Ole arriving on Harleys any moment now.

Big Klu
04-29-2006, 04:07 PM
I fully expect Arn and Ole arriving on Harleys any moment now.

Will you settle for Dunn and Kearns? Freel could be the Tully Blanchard of the group. :D

Or maybe LaRue could be Tully!!! What a play!

Matt700wlw
04-29-2006, 04:07 PM
Freel gets dirty

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 04:07 PM
Biggio doubles to right center.

THNDRacket
04-29-2006, 04:07 PM
Don't ya love it when outfielders dive on the warning track?

He's got his game face on now.

GAC
04-29-2006, 04:07 PM
Wow! LaRue!!!!!

pedro
04-29-2006, 04:08 PM
I like it when the Reds turn double plays

THNDRacket
04-29-2006, 04:08 PM
LaRue wanted an unassisted DP at second!

KronoRed
04-29-2006, 04:08 PM
Freel gets dirty
He's not gonna give up the scrappy crown without a fight.

OnBaseMachine
04-29-2006, 04:08 PM
Jason LaRue with a web gem! I love tha guy. He continues to be one of the more underrated players in baseball.

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 04:08 PM
Great play by Larue for a DP. Larue dives and catches Taveras's bunt attempt and catches Biggio off 2nd.

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 04:09 PM
Berkman reaches on an error by Lopez.

GAC
04-29-2006, 04:09 PM
Error Lopez

Matt700wlw
04-29-2006, 04:09 PM
Great play by Larue for a DP. Larue dives and catches Taveras's bunt attempt and catches Biggio off 2nd.


When things go right....things go right :lol:

OnBaseMachine
04-29-2006, 04:10 PM
Damnit Felipe, you have got to make that play, especially with Ensberg on deck. Hopefully Harang can get out of this without any damage.

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 04:11 PM
Ensberg walks. 1st and 2nd with 2 outs.

OnBaseMachine
04-29-2006, 04:11 PM
Walked him.

Inning over, but he did have to throw five more pitches. Not as bad as it could have been though.

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 04:12 PM
Wilson grounds out to 2nd. 6-2 Reds mid 6th.

GAC
04-29-2006, 04:12 PM
Damnit Felipe, you have got to make that play, especially with Ensberg on deck. Hopefully Harang can get out of this without any damage.

Did you see where Lopez was standing when he fielded that ball? ;)

M2
04-29-2006, 04:13 PM
Preston Wilson is like a nice, refreshing Mentos with runners on and two outs.

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 04:13 PM
90 pitches through 6 for Harang.

OnBaseMachine
04-29-2006, 04:14 PM
Did you see where Lopez was standing when he fielded that ball? ;)

Routine play for most shortstops.

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 04:14 PM
Dave Borowski in to pitch. Burke in to play left bats 9th.

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 04:15 PM
Freel grounds out. 1 out.

KronoRed
04-29-2006, 04:15 PM
Routine play for most shortstops.
*cough*move him to 2nd*cough*

M2
04-29-2006, 04:15 PM
Jason LaRue with a web gem! I love tha guy. He continues to be one of the more underrated players in baseball.

Huge play there. Hopefully in the current mix LaRue can come to be appreciated for all the things he does well instead of the few things he doesn't.

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 04:16 PM
Lopez attempts to bunt for a hit and grounds out to 1st. 2 outs.

KronoRed
04-29-2006, 04:17 PM
Lopez bunt? :dunno:

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 04:17 PM
Aurilia grounds out to short. 6-2 Reds after 6.

Falls City Beer
04-29-2006, 04:18 PM
Krivsky's old club is sinking faster than Cop Rock.

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 04:20 PM
Lane flies out to center. 1 out.

KronoRed
04-29-2006, 04:21 PM
Krivsky's old club is sinking faster than Cop Rock.
http://www.triotv.com/flops/cop_rock/images/main.jpg

Falls City Beer
04-29-2006, 04:21 PM
http://www.triotv.com/flops/cop_rock/images/main.jpg

And they all went on to stardom!

GAC
04-29-2006, 04:22 PM
Routine play for most shortstops.

Not hardly. On the RF side of 2B? ;)

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 04:22 PM
Ausmus strikes out looking. 2 outs.

GAC
04-29-2006, 04:23 PM
back to back K's ends the inning for Aaron

THNDRacket
04-29-2006, 04:23 PM
106 pitches now after 7.

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 04:24 PM
Everett strikes out swinging. 7 K's for Harang. 6-2 Reds mid 7th.

flynn78
04-29-2006, 04:24 PM
New Mascot?
3576

Falls City Beer
04-29-2006, 04:24 PM
Don't need to discuss, Ausmus; just take a seat Adam E, and set yourself free.

membengal
04-29-2006, 04:24 PM
Also, really enjoying Harang turn in an ace-like effort without his best fastball. That's one outstanding game he is pitching today...

Big Klu
04-29-2006, 04:26 PM
New Mascot?
3576

Any reference to that character deserves negative rep points! :D

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 04:27 PM
Dunn strikes out swinging. 1 out.

OnBaseMachine
04-29-2006, 04:27 PM
Not hardly. On the RF side of 2B? ;)

He was actually about two steps to the SS side of the bag, plus he was already shaded more toward 2B... making it appear he had to go further than he actually did. Look, I'm the biggest Felipe fan you will find, but IMO it was a play he should have made.

Another great inning by Harang. He struggled with his command in that second inning but was able to put it together after that.

Dunn K's on a fastball right down the middle. He dropped his head because he knew he should have crushed that.

SanDiegoRed
04-29-2006, 04:27 PM
Okay My Chargers with a pick of Antonio Cromartie...And back to the Reds! WooHoo!

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 04:29 PM
Kearns grounds out to the catcher. 2 outs.

Wheelhouse
04-29-2006, 04:29 PM
Petitte's job today--be a stopper: failed.

GAC
04-29-2006, 04:29 PM
EE triples

Big Klu
04-29-2006, 04:30 PM
Stand-up triple for EZ-E!

Reds Fanatic
04-29-2006, 04:30 PM
Encarnacion triples down the right field line.

TNREDSFAN
04-29-2006, 04:30 PM
triple for EE

KronoRed
04-29-2006, 04:30 PM
Forget dbls says EE

OnBaseMachine
04-29-2006, 04:31 PM
Phillips draws his first walk!

Wheelhouse
04-29-2006, 04:31 PM
There's your walk.