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Reds Fanatic
04-30-2006, 01:00 PM
Starting Lineups:


Astros (15 - 8)
3rd in NL Central
Reds (17 - 7)
1st in NL Central

Starting Lineup

Name AVG HR RBI SB
1. C Burke, 2B .452 1 7 2
2. W Taveras, CF .299 0 5 1
3. L Berkman, 1B .348 9 27 0
4. M Ensberg, 3B .333 9 19 0
5. P Wilson, LF .230 5 11 2
6. J Lane, RF .228 5 10 0
7. B Ausmus, C .328 0 7 0
8. A Everett, SS .265 1 13 1
9. T Buchholz, P .000 0 0 0

Starting Lineup

Name AVG HR RBI SB
1. R Freel, CF .274 0 4 8
2. F Lopez, SS .265 3 9 9
3. A Dunn, LF .266 8 15 0
4. E Encarnacion, 3B .303 3 24 0
5. S Hatteberg, 1B .327 1 4 0
6. A Kearns, RF .278 5 18 1
7. B Phillips, 2B .355 3 22 3
8. J Valentin, C .261 0 2 0
9. E Ramirez, P .333 0 0 0

Starting Pitcher
Name W L ERA* WHIP K
T Buchholz 1 1 1.80 0.65 12

Starting Pitcher
Name W L ERA* WHIP K
E Ramirez 1 0 2.57 1.00 4

RBA
04-30-2006, 01:11 PM
A lot of pressure on EdE batting 4th

Fullboat
04-30-2006, 01:14 PM
A lot of pressure on EdE batting 4th

Not to mention the LIZARD KING.

Big Klu
04-30-2006, 01:16 PM
A lot of pressure on EdE batting 4th

I would prefer Kearns 4th, Edwin 5th, and Hatte 6th, but overall not a bad lineup.

TOBTTReds
04-30-2006, 01:16 PM
When are we going to get a glimpse of Cody Ross as a starter? Tuesday?

UGADaddy
04-30-2006, 01:18 PM
Why don't they move Phillips up in the order? Even with his power, I think he could do well in the 2 hole. And when Grif gets back, is there any chance of him hitting leadoff when Freel is on the bench??

RBA
04-30-2006, 01:19 PM
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flynn78
04-30-2006, 01:22 PM
Did they add TV coverage today?

pedro
04-30-2006, 01:22 PM
I have an Inflatable Broom called "The Sweep". One of my friends invented it and sold them for a while.

Reds Fanatic
04-30-2006, 01:26 PM
Did they add TV coverage today?No local TV coverage today. People outside the local area can get the Astros broadcast on Extra Innings.

MattyHo4Life
04-30-2006, 01:48 PM
This will be a tough one to win, because Buchholz is tough.

Kc61
04-30-2006, 01:50 PM
I would prefer Kearns 4th, Edwin 5th, and Hatte 6th, but overall not a bad lineup.

EE deserves to hit fourth right now. Kearns deserves to hit sixth based upon performance.

harangatang
04-30-2006, 01:52 PM
This will be a tough one to win, because Buchholz is tough.
So was Oswalt...

GridironGrace
04-30-2006, 01:53 PM
EE deserves to hit fourth right now. Kearns deserves to hit sixth based upon performance.

Edwin has been hitting great and driving in runs WHERE HE IS at #6

I dont think you change that.. its working.. leave it alone

Lets go REDS... Back to back Broom jobs baby...... Lizard on the mound ;)

I leave for work at 2 :( but ill be here til then

PuffyPig
04-30-2006, 01:59 PM
This will be a tough one to win, because Buchholz is tough.

Based on a couple of starts?

Even the Lizard piched well last game.

Buchholz might keep piching well, but 2 starts deosn't make you Ozwalt quite yet. I think he beat the Brewers and the Pirates. The Reds hit much better.We'll see how he does, but he does have good potential.

indyred
04-30-2006, 02:00 PM
what is weather like in cincy?

redsrule2500
04-30-2006, 02:03 PM
Darn, those people talking of TV Coverage got me excited..Oh well another non-televised game.

GridironGrace
04-30-2006, 02:05 PM
Man a Sweep would ROCK at this point :)

18 Wins in April!!!!! Lets do this!!!

Caveat Emperor
04-30-2006, 02:10 PM
Not to be Negative Ned here, but I have a bad feeling that Elizardo's going to get shelled today.

Hope I'm wrong.

OnBaseMachine
04-30-2006, 02:15 PM
Not to be Negative Ned here, but I have a bad feeling that Elizardo's going to get shelled today.

Hope I'm wrong.

If you're wrong(and I hope you are), then be prepared to have a certain someone throw it back in your face after the game. :p: He always does it to me when I miss on a prediction.

smith288
04-30-2006, 02:16 PM
Not to be Negative Ned here, but I have a bad feeling that Elizardo's going to get shelled today.

Hope I'm wrong.

Stick with the fantacstic PBP...leave the "feelings" to Miss Cleo. :D

traderumor
04-30-2006, 02:17 PM
Not to be Negative Ned here, but I have a bad feeling that Elizardo's going to get shelled today.

Hope I'm wrong.Maybe that's just a midnight Run to the Border talking to ya :evil:

REDSEER
04-30-2006, 02:20 PM
first pitch clocked at 86 mph.....:(

smith288
04-30-2006, 02:20 PM
Hitting Burke is an even worse start than 86mph

GriffeyFan
04-30-2006, 02:21 PM
first pitch clocked at 86 mph.....:(

What about the 2nd one? :D

OnBaseMachine
04-30-2006, 02:24 PM
You would have to be blind to not see that home run coming. I'm afraid you were right, CE.

GridironGrace
04-30-2006, 02:25 PM
Ut oh lol

down 2-0 Early

Berk HR :( Gives him the Club Record for RBI in the month of April

1 outs bases clear

Joseph
04-30-2006, 02:26 PM
Now the question is, can he settle down ala Harang yesterday, or is a sweep asking too much?

RBA
04-30-2006, 02:27 PM
Don't worry folks. Reds will be putting up some offensive fireworks today. Mark it down.

Wheelhouse
04-30-2006, 02:28 PM
Ballboy giving the balls to fans--guess Castellini heard...

THNDRacket
04-30-2006, 02:29 PM
Off to a start much like yesterdays...

OnBaseMachine
04-30-2006, 02:30 PM
Already 25 pitches for Ramirez. Looks like the bullpen will get plenty of work in today, so hopefully Arroyo can pitch 7 innings tomorrow.

Caveat Emperor
04-30-2006, 02:30 PM
Ramirez has no out pitch.

He can't put hitters away when he gets ahead, and good hitters will just foul pitches and foul pitches until Ramirez makes a mistake.

kevinc12345
04-30-2006, 02:30 PM
Don't worry folks. Reds will be putting up some offensive fireworks today. Mark it down.
Right. The Reds big bats are due and today would be a great time to resurrect them ;)

REDSEER
04-30-2006, 02:33 PM
oh boy..........

johngalt
04-30-2006, 02:33 PM
Methinks Matt Belisle will be racking up quite a pitch count today.

westofyou
04-30-2006, 02:35 PM
Bumpus Jones?

kevinc12345
04-30-2006, 02:35 PM
Ramirez has no out pitch.

He can't put hitters away when he gets ahead, and good hitters will just foul pitches and foul pitches until Ramirez makes a mistake.
You're right, and it KILLS him. He has excellent control and can get ahead of batters easily. Give him a nasty pitch that can fool batters and he could be a legitimately solid MLB pitcher. But until then, it's just waiting for him to come back with a fastball.

Caveat Emperor
04-30-2006, 02:36 PM
Words cannot describe my hatred of this pepsi commercial.

It's enough to make me buy Coca-Cola stock.

RBA
04-30-2006, 02:37 PM
Oh, no, I just seen the score and the Reds are hitless. ;)

RBA
04-30-2006, 02:38 PM
2 pitches, 2 outs.

OnBaseMachine
04-30-2006, 02:39 PM
Freel swings at the first pitch and flies out. I hate when leadoff hitters do that.

kevinc12345
04-30-2006, 02:39 PM
2 pitches - 2 outs? Is ESPN GameDay right here?

OnBaseMachine
04-30-2006, 02:40 PM
Two of the dumbest atbats I've seen. C'mon now, make the pitcher work. The Astros bullpen sucks, make this guy throw some pitches so that you can get to the bullpen early.

RBA
04-30-2006, 02:40 PM
Fast inning there.

Wheelhouse
04-30-2006, 02:41 PM
Interesting point by Astros commetators: Adam Dunn probably does the least amount of running of anyone in the game if you consider the HRs, strikeouts, and walks.

OnBaseMachine
04-30-2006, 02:42 PM
37 atbats without a home run for Dunn. That was about the worst first inning you could ask for.

After 1, 2-0 Astros.

Ramirez-36 pitches
Buchholz-7 pitches

REDSEER
04-30-2006, 02:42 PM
that can't be good for ramirez

OnBaseMachine
04-30-2006, 02:44 PM
Interesting point by Astros commetators: Adam Dunn probably does the least amount of running of anyone in the game if you consider the HRs, strikeouts, and walks.

False. Adam Dunn gets on base near a .400 clip, the more you are on base...the more running you will do.

Wheelhouse
04-30-2006, 02:46 PM
Well if you mix in his casual approach to fielding they may be right ;)

Falls City Beer
04-30-2006, 02:46 PM
Couple Ramirez's lack of an out pitch with my pick of this year's ROY (electric stuff on this kid Buchholz--as good as any A's prospect not named Harden--have I ever mentioned how stupid a franchise Philadelphia is?)--and this day is going to be LOOOOOONG.

kevinc12345
04-30-2006, 02:47 PM
That a boy Ez, now let's get it started Edwin!

OnBaseMachine
04-30-2006, 02:47 PM
1-2-3 second inning for Ramirez.

REDSEER
04-30-2006, 02:48 PM
a quick 123 inning......just what the dr. ordered........

6-4-3
04-30-2006, 02:48 PM
The Lizard needs to shoot for 6 IP's today. He settled down nicely, but meat of order is coming back up.

OnBaseMachine
04-30-2006, 02:50 PM
EE chases a ball and flies out on the second pitch. What the hell are they doing? The offense is at its best when they are taking pitches, working the count. It looks like they just want to get this game over.

kevinc12345
04-30-2006, 02:50 PM
Bats have to come alive now, come on...

Falls City Beer
04-30-2006, 02:51 PM
EE chases a ball and flies out on the second pitch. What the hell are they doing? The offense is at its best when they are taking pitches, working the count. It looks like they just want to get this game over.

Nah. Buchholz's stuff is that good--and they've never seen him before.

OnBaseMachine
04-30-2006, 02:52 PM
Hatteberg groundout.

Kearns singles.

kevinc12345
04-30-2006, 02:52 PM
That a boy Kearns, just get us some confidence here. We could use a dose of Phillips right about now...

kevinc12345
04-30-2006, 02:53 PM
Phillips draws a walk :beerme:

RBA
04-30-2006, 02:54 PM
Breaking News: Brandon Phillips Walks Again!

Tornon
04-30-2006, 02:54 PM
Phillips with another walk

OnBaseMachine
04-30-2006, 02:55 PM
Nah. Buchholz's stuff is that good--and they've never seen him before.

I think you are overrating Buchholz a bit. This is the same guy that has allowed nearly a hit per inning in his minor league career, and his K rate is merely average at 6.93.

2004 AAA ERA-5.23

2005-4.81

RBA
04-30-2006, 02:55 PM
I think the Astros game plan was to let Phillips swing at bad pitches. Looks like the Reds got wind of it. It's not working. ;)

Falls City Beer
04-30-2006, 02:56 PM
I think you are overrating Buchholz a bit. This is the same guy that has allowed nearly a hit per inning in his minor league career, and his K rate is merely average at 6.93.

2004 AAA ERA-5.23

2005-4.81

He's had his minor league struggles, but when healthy there are few better. And like I said, his stuff is outstanding; the results just haven't been there yet.

OnBaseMachine
04-30-2006, 02:57 PM
Valentin swung at a 0-1 pitch in the dirt, next pitch he flies to left.

2-0 Astros after 2.

RBA
04-30-2006, 03:00 PM
Don't worry the Reds will do much better the second time around. Hey, they can't do worse. ;)

kevinc12345
04-30-2006, 03:01 PM
There we go Ez! Strikes out Berkman looking; keep it up!

Falls City Beer
04-30-2006, 03:02 PM
The good thing is that the Reds will probably force him to throw a number of pitches the second time through and cause him to exit by the end of the sixth. While I'm not ready to say the Astros' bullpen sucks (just scuffling a bit), they should be easier pickins' than Buchholz

harangatang
04-30-2006, 03:02 PM
The Lizard is following the rest of the starting rotation. Have one bad inning and then settle down and pitch good ball.

Strikeout of Berkman after allowing a homerun in the previous AB.

THNDRacket
04-30-2006, 03:02 PM
Sweet brushback.

RBA
04-30-2006, 03:02 PM
Will the Astros retailiate? It wasn't on purpose, but the Astros pitchers don't need much of a reason.

OnBaseMachine
04-30-2006, 03:04 PM
Top 3RD B:1 S:2 O:1
Willy Taveras grounds out, shortstop Felipe LopezJr. to first baseman Scott Hatteberg.

Top 3RD B:2 S:3 O:2
Lance Berkman called out on strikes.

Top 3RD B:3 S:1 O:3
Morgan Ensberg flies out to left fielder Adam Dunn.

OnBaseMachine
04-30-2006, 03:08 PM
If Gameday is correct, Freel just swung at a 2-2 pitch that almost hit him on the foot.

Walks are a good thing.

THNDRacket
04-30-2006, 03:08 PM
Will the Astros retailiate? It wasn't on purpose, but the Astros pitchers don't need much of a reason.

They shouldn't. They had one coming to them after Pettitte threw behind Phillips yesterday.

THNDRacket
04-30-2006, 03:09 PM
If Gameday is correct, Freel just swung at a 2-2 pitch that almost hit him on the foot.

Walks are a good thing.

The 1st base ump called him for swinging at a pitch he was trying to get away from.

RBA
04-30-2006, 03:10 PM
Freel and Lopez makes him work a little more. Not much more, but there's progress. :D

THNDRacket
04-30-2006, 03:10 PM
Pitches-strikes: Buchholz 35-21, Ramirez 62-37

OnBaseMachine
04-30-2006, 03:10 PM
Another easy inning for Buchholz. He's on pace for a 105 pitch complete game shutout.

The Reds can beat Oswalt and Pettitte, but make Buchholz look like an ace. :dunno:

harangatang
04-30-2006, 03:13 PM
Another easy inning for Buchholz. He's on pace for a 105 pitch complete game shutout.

The Reds can beat Oswalt and Pettitte, but make Buchholz look like an ace. :dunno:
The Reds need about 19 more games after this to figure him out.:D

WVRedsFan
04-30-2006, 03:13 PM
I dropped in to see what condition the board's condition was in, but...

Valentin's at-bat was the worst one I've seen in some time. Take a strike down the middle of the heart of the plate, swing a a pitch in the dirt, and hit a ball almost over your head to a fly out. Good stuff.

Their pitcher is averaging 10 pitches per inning or so. That's not good. Freel hits the first pitch and so on.

The homerun drought bothers me somewhat.

Later.

OnBaseMachine
04-30-2006, 03:15 PM
3-0 on a home run by the great(against the Reds) Jason Lane.

REDSEER
04-30-2006, 03:15 PM
Lane kills us..........

RBA
04-30-2006, 03:16 PM
The Lane homerun would of been an out at RFK. ;)

Scrap Irony
04-30-2006, 03:20 PM
Reds due a poor game. Can't all be wins. That'd be a record or something.

OnBaseMachine
04-30-2006, 03:21 PM
Top 4TH B:2 S:2 O:1
Preston Wilson flies out to center fielder Ryan Freel.

Top 4TH B:2 S:1 O:1
Jason Lane homers (6) on a fly ball to left field.

Top 4TH B:1 S:2 O:1
Brad Ausmus singles on a soft ground ball to third baseman Edwin Encarnacion.

Top 4TH B:2 S:3 O:2
Adam Everett called out on strikes.

Top 4TH B:1 S:3 O:3
Taylor Buchholz strikes out swinging.

REDSEER
04-30-2006, 03:21 PM
we need to get the bats going........only one hit so far....

westofyou
04-30-2006, 03:21 PM
Interesting point by Astros commetators: Adam Dunn probably does the least amount of running of anyone in the game if you consider the HRs, strikeouts, and walks.
I'll nominate Thome

BTW That is an interesting query, not many in the list.


PLATE APPEARANCES YEAR PA SO HR BB 2B H
1 Jim Thome 2003 698 182 47 111 30 154
2 Adam Dunn 2004 681 195 46 108 34 151
3 Mike Schmidt 1975 674 180 38 101 34 140
4 Jay Buhner 1997 665 175 40 119 18 131
5 Jim Thome 2001 644 185 49 111 26 153

kevinc12345
04-30-2006, 03:21 PM
Alright Reds let's start something here!

Dunn is rediculously overdue, come on big boy!

Kc61
04-30-2006, 03:22 PM
Lizard looks pretty good. Problem is he throws a lot of fly ball outs, which at GABP are not outs. Still, he is young and with his command could be good.

Falls City Beer
04-30-2006, 03:24 PM
Lizard looks pretty good. Problem is he throws a lot of fly ball outs, which at GABP are not outs. Still, he is young and with his command could be good.

He does look better than the last time he was up. But CE is right--he still needs a hammer if he wants to get people out consistently.

TylerScottDavis
04-30-2006, 03:24 PM
86 pitches on the day for Lizard. Start warming up the pen.

THNDRacket
04-30-2006, 03:25 PM
Too bad Adam didn't straighten that one out.

Falls City Beer
04-30-2006, 03:25 PM
86 pitches on the day for Lizard. Start warming up the pen.

Unless they start pummeling him, he could go another 2, right?

kevinc12345
04-30-2006, 03:26 PM
I'm just watching the GameDay update, and I've never seen Buchholz pitch. What does he throw and how hard is he throwing?

TylerScottDavis
04-30-2006, 03:28 PM
Unless they start pummeling him, he could go another 2, right?

IIRC he really started to run out of gas in his last start at around 90 and never made it to 100. They also said it was his longest start of the year, his first time making it out of the 6th inning all season. At his current pace of over 20 pitches an inning so far today, I'll be surprised (pleasantly) to see him make it through the 5th.

OnBaseMachine
04-30-2006, 03:28 PM
Bottom 4TH B:2 S:2 O:1
Adam Dunn pops out to second baseman Chris Burke.

Bottom 4TH B:2 S:1 O:2
Edwin Encarnacion grounds out, third baseman Morgan Ensberg to first baseman Lance Berkman.

Bottom 4TH B:1 S:1 O:3
Scott Hatteberg lines out to left fielder Preston Wilson.

I should have seen this one coming. The Reds tend to beat up on great pitchers and make the average one's look like Roger Clemens.

Wheelhouse
04-30-2006, 03:29 PM
I know we're behind but it's so nice to not have a manager that forfeits the Sunday game...

THNDRacket
04-30-2006, 03:31 PM
Way to track it, Ryan.

Kc61
04-30-2006, 03:31 PM
Nice running catch by Freel. Where are the posters who say he can't play center field and needs to be in left? He's proving that wrong.

Falls City Beer
04-30-2006, 03:31 PM
I'm just watching the GameDay update, and I've never seen Buchholz pitch. What does he throw and how hard is he throwing?

Live, anvil-heavy fastball, with a great curve and decent change.

kevinc12345
04-30-2006, 03:32 PM
Live, anvil-heavy fastball, with a great curve and decent change.
Thanks.

BCubb2003
04-30-2006, 03:33 PM
Reds due a poor game. Can't all be wins. That'd be a record or something.

It would only tie the record.

Betterread
04-30-2006, 03:34 PM
Live, anvil-heavy fastball, with a great curve and decent change.

Thanks for this description. He must be hitting his spots - is the curve his out-pitch and is it very good (tough to time) or merely deceptive?

Wheelhouse
04-30-2006, 03:35 PM
Dunn receives a telegram a ball has been hit his way...

Falls City Beer
04-30-2006, 03:36 PM
He must be hitting his spots - is the curve his out-pitch and is it very good (tough to time) or merely deceptive?

I'd ask Sandy D; I've only seen him pitch once in the minors; IIRC, Sandy's seen him several times.

THNDRacket
04-30-2006, 03:37 PM
Ramirez could probably go one more, but they've hit some shots off him that inning. Hopefully his spot will come up this half inning.

TylerScottDavis
04-30-2006, 03:37 PM
Lizard made it through the inning at 102 pitches.

OnBaseMachine
04-30-2006, 03:39 PM
Kearns K's on ball 3.

THNDRacket
04-30-2006, 03:41 PM
1-2-3.

do they send Ramirez out again?

OnBaseMachine
04-30-2006, 03:41 PM
Phillips flies out on the second pitch. A lot of first and second pitch outs today by the Reds. Maybe they should have read that article in the Enquirer today on Chris Chambliss and his preaching of patience. ;)

OnBaseMachine
04-30-2006, 03:42 PM
56 pitches through 5.

We could be looking at a sub 100 pitch complete game.

Falls City Beer
04-30-2006, 03:43 PM
Phillips flies out on the second pitch. A lot of first and second pitch outs today by the Reds. Maybe they should have read that article in the Enquirer today on Chris Chambliss and his preaching of patience. ;)

Buchholz's fastball looks hittable because he occasionally leaves it belt-high, but when hitters swing at it it's like hitting a mound of cinderblocks covered in epoxy.

OnBaseMachine
04-30-2006, 03:45 PM
Lane K's and Ausmus singles.

REDSEER
04-30-2006, 03:45 PM
Just not hitting the ball on the button today........very ugly......

Falls City Beer
04-30-2006, 03:46 PM
If the Astros weren't in the Central, I'd do a Kearns for Buchholz before you could say "underachiever."

Caveat Emperor
04-30-2006, 03:49 PM
Buchholz's fastball looks hittable because he occasionally leaves it belt-high, but when hitters swing at it it's like hitting a mound of cinderblocks covered in epoxy.

Just looking at his minor league numbers, he doesn't look like he should be anything special...

He compares pretty closely to Justin Germano, actually. Both were 23 years old at the AAA level.

2005 AAA Level
GERMANO: 19 G / 3.70 (ERA) / 1.04 (HR/9) / 8.04 (K/9) / 1.28 (WHIP)
BUCCHOLZ: 20 G / 4.81 (ERA) / 1.64 (HR/9) / 5.28 (K/9) / 1.38 (WHIP)

REDSEER
04-30-2006, 03:50 PM
well let's bring germano up then

THNDRacket
04-30-2006, 03:52 PM
What do you say we score some runs and get Elizardo the victory?

He hung in there very well, but didn't look like he had the changeup working.

OnBaseMachine
04-30-2006, 03:52 PM
Top 6TH B:0 S:3 O:1
Jason Lane strikes out swinging.

Top 6TH B:1 S:1 O:1
Brad Ausmus singles on a line drive to center fielder Ryan Freel.

Top 6TH B:2 S:2 O:2
Adam Everett pops out to first baseman Scott Hatteberg in foul territory.

Top 6TH B:3 S:3 O:3
Taylor Buchholz called out on strikes.

Ramirez: 6 innings, 6 hits, 3 runs, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts.

Not a bad outing, usually the Reds will win when they get a performance like that. Unfortunately, the offense didn't show up today.

Falls City Beer
04-30-2006, 03:52 PM
Just looking at his minor league numbers, he doesn't look like he should be anything special...

He compares pretty closely to Justin Germano, actually. Both were 23 years old at the AAA level.

2005 AAA Level
GERMANO: 19 G / 3.70 (ERA) / 1.04 (HR/9) / 8.04 (K/9) / 1.28 (WHIP)
BUCCHOLZ: 20 G / 4.81 (ERA) / 1.64 (HR/9) / 5.28 (K/9) / 1.38

Yeah, OBM already brought this up. The results for Buchholz aren't there, but that's been mostly due to injury. So in terms of production, he's been terribly mediocre. But his stuff is fantastic. If you've ever seen him pitch live, his stuff and especially his curve are jawdropping. It looks like he's finally starting to put his stuff together with some pitching acumen.

Wheelhouse
04-30-2006, 03:55 PM
Crack Crazed

THNDRacket
04-30-2006, 03:55 PM
Wiley veteran shows them how it's done.

TylerScottDavis
04-30-2006, 03:55 PM
Unless they start pummeling him, he could go another 2, right?


IIRC he really started to run out of gas in his last start at around 90 and never made it to 100. They also said it was his longest start of the year, his first time making it out of the 6th inning all season. At his current pace of over 20 pitches an inning so far today, I'll be surprised (pleasantly) to see him make it through the 5th.

Pleasantly surprised. I'm putting my crow in the microwave right now in fact...

RBA
04-30-2006, 03:57 PM
2 on, no outs, big bats starting to come up!!!

OnBaseMachine
04-30-2006, 03:57 PM
McCracken singles and Freel walks on 4 pitches. Two on and 0 outs for Lopez.

Need to get some runs here.

Falls City Beer
04-30-2006, 03:57 PM
Way to go Freel. No need to help a young pitcher out on the road.

Red in Chicago
04-30-2006, 03:59 PM
well, that pretty much sucked:thumbdown

Wheelhouse
04-30-2006, 03:59 PM
worst result.

RBA
04-30-2006, 03:59 PM
That hurt!

Wheelhouse
04-30-2006, 04:00 PM
C'mon Dunn..

CrackerJack
04-30-2006, 04:00 PM
ugh

Falls City Beer
04-30-2006, 04:00 PM
Felipe REALLY needs a day off.

kevinc12345
04-30-2006, 04:00 PM
Need to get a run in here...

Gainesville Red
04-30-2006, 04:00 PM
Yeah, that's no good.

OnBaseMachine
04-30-2006, 04:00 PM
Unbelievable. Lopez gets a 2-1 pitch belt high down the middle according to Gameday...and he GIDP. How do you not kill a pitch like that?!? Jeez.

SteelSD
04-30-2006, 04:01 PM
Buchholtz is in trouble with his fastball- which is sinking out of the zone consistently. Reds hitters should be laying off it and forcing the curve, but Lopez can't and hits into a tailor-made 4-6-3 DP. Ugh.

OnBaseMachine
04-30-2006, 04:01 PM
Lopez has looked like crap lately. Give him a day off.

Clepper
04-30-2006, 04:01 PM
I wish someone would do play by play instead of just saying that sucked.

WHAT SUCKED??

Cyclone792
04-30-2006, 04:01 PM
So much for BA w/RISP for Dunn.

Wheelhouse
04-30-2006, 04:01 PM
Crushed.

Gainesville Red
04-30-2006, 04:01 PM
Dunn just remembered that he's Adam Dunn

Red in Chicago
04-30-2006, 04:01 PM
'bout time he went yard...wooo hooo

RBA
04-30-2006, 04:01 PM
Okay, that'll help out!

Red Stocking
04-30-2006, 04:01 PM
dunn homerun, sounded like it got outta there quick

CrackerJack
04-30-2006, 04:01 PM
well well!

OnBaseMachine
04-30-2006, 04:02 PM
Dunn homers!!!

3-2 ballgame.

kevinc12345
04-30-2006, 04:02 PM
Yesssss!!!

Unassisted
04-30-2006, 04:02 PM
Dunn's homer was a shot over the stacks.

THNDRacket
04-30-2006, 04:02 PM
Nice easy swing right there.

wheels
04-30-2006, 04:02 PM
can someone please tell me the score?

Or, like, what happened?

RBA
04-30-2006, 04:02 PM
EdE, just missed it.

Wheelhouse
04-30-2006, 04:02 PM
Dunn deep HR 3-2 Houston aft. 6

SteelSD
04-30-2006, 04:03 PM
Dunn 2-Run bomb.

Encarnacion JUST misses one on a hanging curve and flies out to end the Inning.

BCubb2003
04-30-2006, 04:03 PM
Felipe's groundball would have been better as a strikeout ...

Caveat Emperor
04-30-2006, 04:03 PM
Dunn just remembered that he's Adam Dunn

"Oh...wait a minute, I kill rookies like this!"

GOREDSGO32
04-30-2006, 04:03 PM
DUNN BOOYA! Too bad there was a double play or we'dd have the lead.

The deficit is one, keep them even and come back next inning.

Unassisted
04-30-2006, 04:03 PM
I wish someone would do play by play.keep in mind that most people here can't see the game. It's not televised in Reds Country.

OnBaseMachine
04-30-2006, 04:04 PM
How close was EdE to a HR?

Wheelhouse
04-30-2006, 04:04 PM
Belisle pitching

Unassisted
04-30-2006, 04:04 PM
Belisle in to pitch.

Matt700wlw
04-30-2006, 04:04 PM
Dunn remembers how to crush the ball.

Good time for it, too...

RBA
04-30-2006, 04:04 PM
first pitch grounder to ss. out

Wheelhouse
04-30-2006, 04:04 PM
grounder to felipe 1 out

REDSEER
04-30-2006, 04:05 PM
just go to the game live and wkyh is carrying the game today.

Falls City Beer
04-30-2006, 04:05 PM
Reds' 6th inning:

McCracken leads off with a single hitting for Ramirez.

Freel walks on four pitches.

Lopez grounds into a DP, McCracken to 3rd, 2 outs.

Dunn homers to right. 3-2 Houston.

Enc. flies out to center. 3 outs. 3-2 Houston after 6.

Unassisted
04-30-2006, 04:05 PM
How close was EdE to a HR?Not very. It was maybe 6 feet short of the warning track.

RBA
04-30-2006, 04:05 PM
low and inside 1-0

Wheelhouse
04-30-2006, 04:05 PM
1-1 Belsile looks good

SteelSD
04-30-2006, 04:05 PM
How close was EdE to a HR?

He was right on the ball, but just got under it.

RBA
04-30-2006, 04:05 PM
3 and 1
pop out to Freel 2 down.

Wheelhouse
04-30-2006, 04:06 PM
fly out to freel 2 outs

Wheelhouse
04-30-2006, 04:07 PM
u take the PBP RBA i'll do the color :)

RBA
04-30-2006, 04:07 PM
Berkman up

Swing an a miss 0-1

Unassisted
04-30-2006, 04:07 PM
Berkman pops out to Freel. 3 outs. Time for the stretch.

RBA
04-30-2006, 04:07 PM
fly to freel 3 down!

Falls City Beer
04-30-2006, 04:07 PM
1-2-3 inning for Belisle.

OnBaseMachine
04-30-2006, 04:08 PM
Top 7TH B:0 S:0 O:0
Pitcher Change: Matt Belisle replaces Elizardo Ramirez, batting 9th.

Top 7TH B:0 S:0 O:1
Chris Burke grounds out, shortstop Felipe LopezJr. to first baseman Scott Hatteberg.

Top 7TH B:3 S:1 O:2
Willy Taveras flies out to center fielder Ryan Freel.

Top 7TH B:0 S:1 O:3
Lance Berkman flies out to center fielder Ryan Freel.

Good inning by Belisle.

redsrule2500
04-30-2006, 04:08 PM
Nice top of the 7th, belisle seems to be doing a lot better latley. It's that lack of don gullet ;)

KronoRed
04-30-2006, 04:08 PM
Since Dunn is really an astro is it really 5-0?

:D

6-4-3
04-30-2006, 04:08 PM
Time to roll right now!

SteelSD
04-30-2006, 04:08 PM
Berkman flies to Freel in RCF. Three away.

Nice bit of pitching by Belisle.

BTW, Buchholtz reminds me a lot of Belisle.

Clepper
04-30-2006, 04:08 PM
This will be the last game I have to miss for a while.

FSN is now carrying every Reds game for the month of May.

Thanks for doing PBP!

Wheelhouse
04-30-2006, 04:09 PM
10 ft. from the wall just got under it

Wheelhouse
04-30-2006, 04:09 PM
I hope the giant has awoken in Dunn

GOREDSGO32
04-30-2006, 04:09 PM
1, 2, 3 inning .. nice. Now time to get em on, get em over, and get em in.

OnBaseMachine
04-30-2006, 04:09 PM
Berkman flies to Freel in RCF. Three away.

Nice bit of pitching by Belisle.

BTW, Buchholtz reminds me a lot of Belisle.

Good comparison.

Very similar curveball from what I've seen.

RBA
04-30-2006, 04:10 PM
Hat up

low 1-0

strike called

1-1
ground out to ss

1 down

Wheelhouse
04-30-2006, 04:11 PM
Hatte grounds out 2 short

SteelSD
04-30-2006, 04:11 PM
Good comparison.

Very similar curveball from what I've seen.

Belisle throws a little harder (93-94 vs. 90-91), Buchholtz has a bit more downward action on his fastball, but overall they have similar styles.

BCubb2003
04-30-2006, 04:11 PM
The Reds are much better than the Astros today in the Left on Base category. That's got to count for something.

RBA
04-30-2006, 04:12 PM
kearns up

strike called on the corner

foul 0-2

pop foul back out of play 0-2

ball one outside 1-2

Keep alive on fouls low stike off

high inside, 2-2

ball 3 inside full

bb Kearns walks as he worked it!!!

Caveat Emperor
04-30-2006, 04:12 PM
Berkman flies to Freel in RCF. Three away.

Nice bit of pitching by Belisle.

BTW, Buchholtz reminds me a lot of Belisle.

Belisle seems to be a much better pitcher when he gets a sufficient amount of time to warmup. He'd been throwing for almost 2 innings when he came into this game.

He's a starter being pounded into the square peg reliever hole. It's not where he needs to be for long-term success, IMO.

Falls City Beer
04-30-2006, 04:13 PM
One important difference for me is that Buchholz will probably be a GB pitcher while Belisle already is a FB pitcher.

indyred
04-30-2006, 04:14 PM
any idea on how big the crowd is today........

OnBaseMachine
04-30-2006, 04:14 PM
Great atbat by Kearns to draw the walk.

Jr's Boy
04-30-2006, 04:14 PM
Fear the ears!

kevinc12345
04-30-2006, 04:14 PM
Excellent at-bat from Kearns, worked an 0-2 to a walk.

RBA
04-30-2006, 04:15 PM
meeting on the mound

SteelSD
04-30-2006, 04:15 PM
Buchholtz just overthrew the majority of his pitches to Kearns. Actually got one up to 94 MPH.

Falls City Beer
04-30-2006, 04:15 PM
At-bats like that make a very good offense an elite offense.

indyred
04-30-2006, 04:15 PM
is marty b giving dunner mad props for his mash

RBA
04-30-2006, 04:15 PM
1 out 3-2 score Kearns at first

Phillips take inside ball 1 a little high

tap foul 3rd base 1-1

outside ball 2 2-1

foul back to the right side 2-2

another foul, Kearns was running on the pitch 2-2

low full count

another foul as Kearns was on the move

another PO attempt, Kearns gets back

ball 4!!!!

kevinc12345
04-30-2006, 04:15 PM
Could use a nice shot down the line from Phillips right about now.

Caveat Emperor
04-30-2006, 04:16 PM
Green Bay just drafted a guy named "Johnny Jolly"

His mom must've HATED him.

harangatang
04-30-2006, 04:16 PM
We want Lidge...we want Lidge...

Gainesville Red
04-30-2006, 04:17 PM
We want Lidge...we want Lidge...

I'd rather just blow it open right here.

Red Stocking
04-30-2006, 04:18 PM
full count to phillips, kearns on first, one out

THNDRacket
04-30-2006, 04:18 PM
Where's gapper?

Red Stocking
04-30-2006, 04:20 PM
walk for phillips runners on first and second

Red in Chicago
04-30-2006, 04:20 PM
nice at bat

kevinc12345
04-30-2006, 04:20 PM
2 straight excellent at-bats from Reds hitters. Kearns walks on the 8th pitch then Phillips does the same!

Kc61
04-30-2006, 04:20 PM
RA and Coffey need to get ready.

OnBaseMachine
04-30-2006, 04:20 PM
Great atbat by Phillips! Three walks in his last two games.

GOREDSGO32
04-30-2006, 04:20 PM
Lets go! Need a hit!

Falls City Beer
04-30-2006, 04:20 PM
Second straight outstanding AB. Chambliss clearly has schooled Phillips.

6-4-3
04-30-2006, 04:20 PM
Great AB by BP!

GullyFoyle
04-30-2006, 04:20 PM
Phillips is looking good!

BCubb2003
04-30-2006, 04:20 PM
Are throws to first added to the pitch count?

Dunner44
04-30-2006, 04:20 PM
BP walks twice in one day... the world is going to end

RBA
04-30-2006, 04:20 PM
Pitching Change!!

2 On, 1st And 2nd 1 Out

KronoRed
04-30-2006, 04:20 PM
All these walks make me giddy.

I'm changing to TeamPhillips.

SteelSD
04-30-2006, 04:20 PM
GREAT PA by Phillips as he works the walk.

Yes, I just typed that Brandon Phillips worked a walk.

kevinc12345
04-30-2006, 04:20 PM
Valentin needs to come through here. Come on!

Gainesville Red
04-30-2006, 04:21 PM
I think that's two walks for Phillips today.

Caveat Emperor
04-30-2006, 04:21 PM
Brandon Phillips: "Now with exciting new Plate Discipline™ feature!"

MrCinatit
04-30-2006, 04:21 PM
Walk to Phillips after throwing to first 50 billion times. I always thought throwing to 1st kinda messed up a guy's rythem - especially if they were already struggling with their control.

Wheelhouse
04-30-2006, 04:21 PM
Chambliss is the best...

Jr's Boy
04-30-2006, 04:21 PM
Cmon Javy!

Falls City Beer
04-30-2006, 04:21 PM
I imagine they'll go to the pen.

redsrule2500
04-30-2006, 04:21 PM
I'm kinda worried about Valentin coming to the plate...but we'll see!!

6-4-3
04-30-2006, 04:21 PM
No

Dunner44
04-30-2006, 04:21 PM
Woo Hoo! Bucholtz got scared out of the game! Still only 3 pitchers to make it a full 7 against the Reds.

RBA
04-30-2006, 04:22 PM
Valentin is up

first pitch deep but out

Dunner44
04-30-2006, 04:23 PM
I love seeing the 2006 version of Chad Qualls. 7.11 ERA right now... loving it.

Red in Chicago
04-30-2006, 04:23 PM
couldn't javy try to work the count a little bit?

Wheelhouse
04-30-2006, 04:23 PM
C'mon Rich!

OnBaseMachine
04-30-2006, 04:23 PM
Way to show some patience, Javy!:rolleyes:

RBA
04-30-2006, 04:23 PM
Rich Aurilia up

Slider ball 1 1-0

pop out

after 7 Astros 3 Reds 2

THNDRacket
04-30-2006, 04:24 PM
I'm still looking for gapper....

Jr's Boy
04-30-2006, 04:24 PM
Lets go Richie!

Clepper
04-30-2006, 04:24 PM
Best clutch hitter on team is up

Wheelhouse
04-30-2006, 04:24 PM
Mierda

Wheelhouse
04-30-2006, 04:24 PM
Weak fly out to RF

Red in Chicago
04-30-2006, 04:24 PM
how quickly that inning turned around...

RBA
04-30-2006, 04:25 PM
We're still in it.

KronoRed
04-30-2006, 04:25 PM
Non clutch.

OnBaseMachine
04-30-2006, 04:25 PM
Great patience shown by Valentin and Aurilia. No excuse for that crap, especially after the great atbats from Kearns and Phillips.

westofyou
04-30-2006, 04:25 PM
Plate coverage doesn't always mean taking every pitch... but it should never mean swinging at a ball that fools you so much that it slices opposite field with such a lack of authority.