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Reds Fanatic
05-01-2006, 07:01 PM
Starting Lineups:


Lineups

Cardinals (17 - 8)
1st in NL Central
Reds (17 - 8)
1st in NL Central

Starting Lineup

Name AVG HR RBI SB
1. D Eckstein, SS .316 1 6 2
2. J Rodriguez, LF .393 0 4 0
3. A Pujols, 1B .346 14 32 2
4. J Edmonds, CF .213 4 19 2
5. S Spiezio, 3B .297 2 9 0
6. J Encarnacion, RF .222 2 7 1
7. Y Molina, C .152 0 7 0
8. A Miles, 2B .288 0 5 1
9. M Mulder, P .300 1 3 0

Starting Lineup

Name AVG HR RBI SB
1. R Freel, CF .263 0 4 8
2. F Lopez, SS .255 3 9 9
3. R Aurilia, 1B .296 4 12 1
4. A Dunn, LF .265 9 17 0
5. A Kearns, RF .290 5 18 2
6. E Encarnacion, 3B .288 3 24 0
7. B Phillips, 2B .349 3 22 3
8. D Ross, C .280 3 6 0
9. B Arroyo, P .154 2 2 0

Starting Pitcher
Name W L ERA* WHIP K
M Mulder 2 0 3.53 1.15 16

Starting Pitcher
Name W L ERA* WHIP K
B Arroyo 4 0 2.34 0.92 30

KronoRed
05-01-2006, 07:02 PM
No Rolen = just walk Pujols

CTA513
05-01-2006, 07:04 PM
No Rolen = just walk Pujols

:thumbup:


Rolen also wont be in the line up tomorrow.

DoogMinAmo
05-01-2006, 07:06 PM
Aurilia in front of Dunn?

pedro
05-01-2006, 07:09 PM
Dunn has 3 HR's off Mulder in 18 ab's

griffeyfreak4
05-01-2006, 07:12 PM
No Rolen = just walk Pujols
Rolen hasn't played for 6-8 games now. :thumbup:

What's wrong?

Fullboat
05-01-2006, 07:13 PM
Prediction:

Reds go all medieval on the Cards tonight.

12-2 Reds

HR'S Dunn,Phillips,Encarnacion,Ross

griffeyfreak4
05-01-2006, 07:14 PM
Aurilia in front of Dunn?
He's going to get some good pitches to hit with Dunn batting behind him. ;)

griffeyfreak4
05-01-2006, 07:15 PM
HR'S Dunn,Phillips,Encarnacion,Ross
.........you forgot Arroyo's in the lineup today obviously..............

harangatang
05-01-2006, 07:20 PM
.........you forgot Arroyo's in the lineup today obviously..............
Rusch isn't the starting pitcher tonight.

Fullboat
05-01-2006, 07:20 PM
Arroyo can't do it all.:)

dougdirt
05-01-2006, 07:24 PM
Arroyo can't do it all.:)

Come on now, dont lie to the people. Of course he can!

TC81190
05-01-2006, 07:26 PM
Cards weak lineup. Don't pitch to Pujols. At all.

I like John Rodriguez, though.

MattyHo4Life
05-01-2006, 07:29 PM
Cards weak lineup. Don't pitch to Pujols. At all.

I like John Rodriguez, though.

The line-up has looked like this for awhile since Rolen has been out. Hopefully he returns soon. Speizio has looked pretty good filling in at 3B, but he is no Rolen.

SirFelixCat
05-01-2006, 07:32 PM
The line-up has looked like this for awhile since Rolen has been out. Hopefully he returns soon. Speizio has looked pretty good filling in at 3B, but he is no Rolen.


And without him in the lineup, there is not a conceiveable reason to pitch to AP. Not one.

bengalred
05-01-2006, 07:32 PM
The line-up has looked like this for awhile since Rolen has been out. Hopefully he returns soon. Speizio has looked pretty good filling in at 3B, but he is no Rolen.
Ya'll are going down. Changing of the guard baby!

RedsManRick
05-01-2006, 07:34 PM
Aurilia and Dunn are virtual equals versus lefties. Of course, versus righties it's not even remotely close...

Falls City Beer
05-01-2006, 07:37 PM
Come on, Edmonds has punished the Reds worse than Rolen over their careers.

Cigar2
05-01-2006, 07:38 PM
I'll be watching this stereo thanks to Fox Ohio and Fox Midwest. Let's GO REDS!!!!

MattyHo4Life
05-01-2006, 07:41 PM
Ya'll are going down. Changing of the guard baby!

Only one of our teams can be in first place at the end of the day. :)

KronoRed
05-01-2006, 07:42 PM
Come on, Edmonds has punished the Reds worse than Rolen over their careers.
Bean him too.

MattyHo4Life
05-01-2006, 07:42 PM
Come on, Edmonds has punished the Reds worse than Rolen over their careers.

Rolen can't climb walls like Edmonds can.

RBA
05-01-2006, 07:46 PM
Rolen can't climb walls like Edmonds can.

Rolen doesn't have the acting ability of Edmonds either. :beerme:

CTA513
05-01-2006, 07:48 PM
Rolen doesn't have the acting ability of Edmonds either. :beerme:


::slows down, then dives to make a catch look harder::

:evil:

griffeyfreak4
05-01-2006, 07:53 PM
::slows down, then dives to make a catch look harder::

:evil:

Or goes back, pulls the wall in 3 feet, and then jumps over it to make the catch

OnBaseMachine
05-01-2006, 07:55 PM
1. Jim Edmonds
2. Bruce Willis
3. Will Ferrell
4. Denzel Washington
5. Jim Carey

Just a list of some of the best actors out there.

griffeyfreak4
05-01-2006, 07:56 PM
.....Sean Connery....Nicholas Cage.....Harrison Ford....

MartyFan
05-01-2006, 07:57 PM
Robin Williams.....the first darren from Bewitched and Mr. Green Jeans

OnBaseMachine
05-01-2006, 07:58 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if Arroyo drills Pujols before the night is over. Arroyo has a history of beaning people, and I'm sure he didn't appreciate the overdramatic showboating Pujols did on Easter Day.

pedro
05-01-2006, 07:58 PM
Uncle Al, the cool Ghoul and Mel Farr.

bengalred
05-01-2006, 07:59 PM
Only one of our teams can be in first place at the end of the day. :)
Right, the REDS!

MattyHo4Life
05-01-2006, 08:01 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if Arroyo drills Pujols before the night is over. Arroyo has a history of beaning people, and I'm sure he didn't appreciate the overdramatic showboating Pujols did on Easter Day.

Whatever he does, he had better not pitch to him.

Falls City Beer
05-01-2006, 08:01 PM
Sinbad, Paul Hogan, Eddie Money (he actually didn't have two tickets to paradise, just one).

MartyFan
05-01-2006, 08:03 PM
Nick Lachey, Bob Denver and Colonel Sanders

MattyHo4Life
05-01-2006, 08:03 PM
Right, the REDS!

I hope you're wrong. The Reds have a good shot tonight with Arroyo though.

MattyHo4Life
05-01-2006, 08:04 PM
Paul Hogan

Hulk is a much better actor than Paul.

Cigar2
05-01-2006, 08:06 PM
Hulk is a much better actor than Paul.


That's Right Brotha!!

MartyFan
05-01-2006, 08:09 PM
That's Right Brotha!!

Not trying to be a pain or pinhead here but it is BRUTHA!!!

Falls City Beer
05-01-2006, 08:09 PM
No Holds Barred.

KronoRed
05-01-2006, 08:10 PM
This game thread of off track before the game even starts

Well done :lol:

MrCinatit
05-01-2006, 08:10 PM
Sinbad, Paul Hogan, Eddie Money (he actually didn't have two tickets to paradise, just one).

Everything I have lived for has been a lie, then. My life is a sham.

WMR
05-01-2006, 08:11 PM
Don't forget Rob Schneider.

http://www.spscriptorium.com/Season6/RobSchneider.jpg

"Rob Shneider is... Rob Schneider... In... 'The Monkey.'"

Falls City Beer
05-01-2006, 08:11 PM
Everything I have lived for has been a lie, then. My life is a sham.

We grow in the light of the truth. :)

MattyHo4Life
05-01-2006, 08:11 PM
No Holds Barred.

Zeus?

Big Klu
05-01-2006, 08:11 PM
Jim Varney, Jim Carrey, Drew Carey, Drew Barrymore, John Barrymore, John C. Reilly, and Charles Nelson Reilly.

Gandalf the Red
05-01-2006, 08:12 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if Arroyo drills Pujols before the night is over. Arroyo has a history of beaning people, and I'm sure he didn't appreciate the overdramatic showboating Pujols did on Easter Day.

If that happens, it's good to know we have Mr. Figure-Four standing by at first base to back Arroyo up. :)

MartyFan
05-01-2006, 08:13 PM
Everything I have lived for has been a lie, then. My life is a sham.

NO! Don't say that...what this does is display the powers of a young guy from NYC who had the power of imagination to believe that paradise could be had...by even the lonliest number, one.

Falls City Beer
05-01-2006, 08:13 PM
Zeus?

Thomas "Tiny" Lister

or Tiny "Zeus" Lister

or just Thomas "Zeus" Lister

or Dee Bo

jesusfan
05-01-2006, 08:13 PM
Walk him....

flyer85
05-01-2006, 08:13 PM
How many Jimgasms might GG have tonight?

Caveat Emperor
05-01-2006, 08:13 PM
Charles Nelson Reilly.

Jim Edmonds is such a primadonna.

(Audiance: How much of a primadonna was he?)

He was such a primadonna, he called the hotel front desk and demanded ________.

Chip R
05-01-2006, 08:13 PM
Eckstien pops to Kearns
Rodriguez doubles to CF
Here comes trouble

Big Klu
05-01-2006, 08:14 PM
If that happens, it's good to know we have Mr. Figure-Four standing by at first base to back Arroyo up. :)

WOOOO!!!! Stylin' and profilin', Horseman style!

Matt700wlw
05-01-2006, 08:14 PM
Pitching to Pujols...

Falls City Beer
05-01-2006, 08:14 PM
Crap. It's time to plunk Rodriguez.

jesusfan
05-01-2006, 08:15 PM
Just missed it... Fly out to Dunn

KronoRed
05-01-2006, 08:15 PM
Don't tempt danger like that all game.

jesusfan
05-01-2006, 08:16 PM
Grande's Boy with a fly out to Freel

Gandalf the Red
05-01-2006, 08:16 PM
WOOOO!!!! Stylin' and profilin', Horseman style!

LOL.

Arroyo retires Pujols, lulling him into a false sense of security for the subsequent payback to come later... ;)

Ravenlord
05-01-2006, 08:16 PM
Crap. It's time to plunk Rodriguez.
i agree. but not going to happen.

Falls City Beer
05-01-2006, 08:16 PM
12 pitch first. Not bad.

CTA513
05-01-2006, 08:18 PM
Don't tempt danger like that all game.

:thumbup:

If he throws that again to Pujols it will probably end up in the LF seats.

Caveat Emperor
05-01-2006, 08:18 PM
12 pitch first. Not bad.

Plus, potentially 2 full innings before Satan McKillsredspitching comes to bat again.

Oxilon
05-01-2006, 08:19 PM
Alright, the Reds just messed with fire and got pretty lucky if you ask me. With 1st base open like that, and a struggling Edmonds, I don't understand why you wouldn't pitch around him. Arroyo gave him some nice pitches to hit, and fortunately for us, he just missed it. I really hope that's not the gameplan against Pujols all night.

Ravenlord
05-01-2006, 08:20 PM
Freel lines out to second...makes an out and still sees 6 pitches.

Falls City Beer
05-01-2006, 08:20 PM
Alright, the Reds just messed with fire and got pretty lucky if you ask me. With 1st base open like that, and a struggling Edmonds, I don't understand why you wouldn't pitch around him. Arroyo gave him some nice pitches to hit, and fortunately for us, he just missed it. I really hope that's not the gameplan against Pujols all night.

Edmonds will stop struggling against the Reds' pitching staff. Bank on it.

Gandalf the Red
05-01-2006, 08:20 PM
Plus, potentially 2 full innings before Satan McKillsredspitching comes to bat again.

Don't know if I'd go that far CE, but I'm pretty sure Beezlebub has a signed contract with Albert's name on it. ;)

Falls City Beer
05-01-2006, 08:20 PM
Have I ever mentioned how little I like Lopez from the right side?

CrackerJack
05-01-2006, 08:21 PM
Nature's wrath strikes again!

Ravenlord
05-01-2006, 08:21 PM
Lopez grounds out to short on a ball out of the zone.

Aurilia homers to opposite field.

MrCinatit
05-01-2006, 08:21 PM
Amazing. Grande still pouring honey all over Edmonds and the guy isn't even at bat, now.
I guess the only thing keeping Jim from catching every ball hit in the ballpark is (HOMER RICH!!!!!) his great respect for his teammates - according to George.

Reds Fanatic
05-01-2006, 08:21 PM
Aurilia homers to right. 1-0 Reds!!

OnBaseMachine
05-01-2006, 08:21 PM
Aurilia homers to right!

1-0 Reds.

Matt700wlw
05-01-2006, 08:21 PM
Take that, Mulder!

kevinc12345
05-01-2006, 08:21 PM
Rich Aurilia Baby!

KYRedsFan
05-01-2006, 08:22 PM
Gone by one of the whipping boys.

Gandalf the Red
05-01-2006, 08:22 PM
Wooo!

KYRedsFan
05-01-2006, 08:22 PM
Amazing. Grande still pouring honey all over Edmonds and the guy isn't even at bat, now.
I guess the only thing keeping Jim from catching every ball hit in the ballpark is (HOMER RICH!!!!!) his great respect for his teammates - according to George.

Did he really say that.

6-4-3
05-01-2006, 08:23 PM
The Reds are on Fox Sports Midwest so I can see the game in Indy! Wow, i'm so pumped right now!

M2
05-01-2006, 08:23 PM
Have I ever mentioned how little I like Lopez from the right side?

The odd thing is that before he got his game put together, the only thing he had working for him on a consistent basis was his RH hitting.

Ravenlord
05-01-2006, 08:23 PM
Dunn flies out on a low outside pitch in the zone.

Falls City Beer
05-01-2006, 08:23 PM
Do you think that one took a ride on Space Mountain?

Big Klu
05-01-2006, 08:23 PM
WOOOOO!!!! Mark Mulder! Understand one thing! To be the man---WOOOO!!!--ya gotta beat the man!!! Diamonds are forever, and so is Rich Aurilia!!!!

OnBaseMachine
05-01-2006, 08:23 PM
I bet Dunn wishes he could have that last pitch back. Belt high fastball out over the plate...and he flies to medium left.

1-0 Reds after 1.

KronoRed
05-01-2006, 08:24 PM
Rich with some increasing trade value?

Wheelhouse
05-01-2006, 08:25 PM
I hope Aurilia is starting to get a little slack here...

Gandalf the Red
05-01-2006, 08:25 PM
Did he really say that.

Trivia from the broadcast booth: George prays three times an inning, always facing toward Jim Edmonds, wherever he is... ;)

jesusfan
05-01-2006, 08:25 PM
nice flavor-savor

Nugget
05-01-2006, 08:25 PM
I don't mind it if the REDS have their better pitchers with cnofidence pitching at Pujols. No one in the game is untouchable and as pointed out in the STATS yesterday Pujols doesn't always put the ball into play. In that case why would you put someone on base when you have to get the next guy out anyway. It's not like you have a pitcher batting behind him.

KYRedsFan
05-01-2006, 08:25 PM
Trivia from the broadcast booth: George prays three times an inning, always facing toward Jim Edmonds, wherever he is... ;)

Oh, and he's certainly on his knees when doing it.

MartyFan
05-01-2006, 08:25 PM
Rich with some increasing trade value?

My thoughts too!:thumbup:

MrCinatit
05-01-2006, 08:26 PM
Did he really say that.

No, but he might as well have. He was talking about what a great jump Edmonds gets on the ball. he was also talking about how Jim "plays by the hitter", positioning himself on the field depending who is at bat.

Caveat Emperor
05-01-2006, 08:26 PM
The odd thing is that before he got his game put together, the only thing he had working for him on a consistent basis was his RH hitting.

I was looking for the splits online -- but I'm glad I'm not the only one that recalls him being a better RH hitter than LH before his breakout last year.

Big Klu
05-01-2006, 08:26 PM
Jim Edmonds is such a primadonna.

(Audiance: How much of a primadonna was he?)

He was such a primadonna, he called the hotel front desk and demanded ________.

He demanded George Grande bring him some fresh towels.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/86/CharlesNReillyMG78a.jpg/200px-CharlesNReillyMG78a.jpg

Falls City Beer
05-01-2006, 08:26 PM
Scott SKeezio.

Ravenlord
05-01-2006, 08:27 PM
Juan E absolutely crushed that.

Reds Fanatic
05-01-2006, 08:27 PM
J. Encarnacion homers to the upper deck in left. 1-1.

KYRedsFan
05-01-2006, 08:27 PM
No, but he might as well have. He was talking about what a great jump Edmonds gets on the ball. he was also talking about how Jim "plays by the hitter", positioning himself on the field depending who is at bat.

Wow, what are these techniques he speaks of? These are groundbreaking approaches from the CF position right? Right?

M2
05-01-2006, 08:27 PM
I hope Aurilia is starting to get a little slack here...

He's been getting slack for the better part of a year. I don't know of anyone who's got a significant problem with him platooning and getting work as a bench player.

CrackerJack
05-01-2006, 08:27 PM
Errr that was a shot by Juan E.

kevinc12345
05-01-2006, 08:27 PM
Bronson was cruising :doh:

OnBaseMachine
05-01-2006, 08:28 PM
The streak of scrub hitters killing the Reds continues. That was a stupid pitch. Encarnacion will swing at anything that is down and away, so BA throws him a fastball down the pipe. That's the only thing he can hit.

KronoRed
05-01-2006, 08:28 PM
Has that landed yet?

Ravenlord
05-01-2006, 08:28 PM
good Lord...how i hate it when the writers are in the booth.

MrCinatit
05-01-2006, 08:28 PM
Wow, what are these techniques he speaks of? These are groundbreaking approaches from the CF position right? Right?

Few know, Edmonds invented centerfield, thanks to a time machine he built in his spare time.

Gandalf the Red
05-01-2006, 08:28 PM
We salute you, Mr. Pink Polo shirt.

When an opposing team's homerun is hit to your area of the stands, you do not hesitate to heave it back onto the field with all the might your 5" python-like biceps can muster...

MartyFan
05-01-2006, 08:29 PM
J. Encarnacion homers to the upper deck in left. 1-1.

YIKES!!! he's batting .200 and goes DEEP like that!?!?! Dang!

Falls City Beer
05-01-2006, 08:29 PM
The streak of scrub hitters killing the Reds continues. That was a stupid pitch. Encarnacion will swing at anything that is down and away, so BA throws him a fastball down the pipe. That's the only thing he can hit.

Yep. I really think this organization just gets punked by the Cards. It's infectious, even a newcomer like Arroyo seems to have caught it.

CrackerJack
05-01-2006, 08:30 PM
We salute you, Mr. Pink Polo shirt.

When an opposing team's homerun is hit to your area of the stands, you do not hesitate to heave it back onto the field with all the might your 5" python-like biceps can muster...

:laugh:

Matt700wlw
05-01-2006, 08:30 PM
The streak of scrub hitters killing the Reds continues. That was a stupid pitch. Encarnacion will swing at anything that is down and away, so BA throws him a fastball down the pipe. That's the only thing he can hit.

It seems his pitches don't quite have the movement they did last outing. Perhaps it was a breaking ball that didn't quite break. It does happen.

Falls City Beer
05-01-2006, 08:31 PM
Arroyo coming unglued. Walks F'n Miles. :rolleyes:

OnBaseMachine
05-01-2006, 08:31 PM
It seems his pitches don't quite have the movement they did last outing. Perhaps it was a breaking ball that didn't quite break. It does happen.

It was a fastball.

Matt700wlw
05-01-2006, 08:31 PM
Gone....end of inning

Ravenlord
05-01-2006, 08:31 PM
Mulder K's looking.

M2
05-01-2006, 08:32 PM
Aaron Miles has been reinvented in St. Louis. He's like that Lobo guy in "Don't Tell Her It's Me."

KronoRed
05-01-2006, 08:32 PM
Throwing a lot of pitches.

Reds Fanatic
05-01-2006, 08:32 PM
34 pitches through 2 innings for Arroyo.

KYRedsFan
05-01-2006, 08:32 PM
Thank you Mulder. This type of inning next time through and there'll be a crooked number on the board for the Cards.

Falls City Beer
05-01-2006, 08:32 PM
Nice inning followed by an atrocious.

M2
05-01-2006, 08:33 PM
34 pitches through 2 innings for Arroyo.

When the Cardinals are in town, expect a war. They haven't won 95 games a year in this century by making it easy on the opposing pitcher.

Big Klu
05-01-2006, 08:33 PM
Multi-tasking!

MrCinatit
05-01-2006, 08:34 PM
Re: Briggs and Stratton commercial -
Lou Brock looks almost exactly the same as he did the year he retired. Could be the fancy camera work, but the guy still looks pretty amazing.

Gandalf the Red
05-01-2006, 08:34 PM
Newsflash: The MULTI-TASKING! Counter for tonight's broadcast stands at: 01

M2
05-01-2006, 08:34 PM
Nice inning followed by an atrocious.

A homer, a walk, a groundout and two Ks. Doesn't exactly smack of atrocious.

KronoRed
05-01-2006, 08:35 PM
Re: Briggs and Stratton commercial -
Lou Brock looks almost exactly the same as he did the year he retired. Could be the fancy camera work, but the guy still looks pretty amazing.
Bet he can still steal a base on Piazza

Falls City Beer
05-01-2006, 08:36 PM
The fascinating thing about the Cardinals is not that they have a better offense than the Reds, but that they have a more opportunistic offense--they seem to have a much better sense of when to swing the bat within a pitcher's pitching sequence. The Reds have a sense of that too, but the Cardinals seem to know "when" to swing in addition to knowing when not to swing.

Matt700wlw
05-01-2006, 08:36 PM
Encarnacion flies out to Encarnacion....

:eek:

KronoRed
05-01-2006, 08:36 PM
Encarnacion flies out to Encarnacion....

:eek:
All we need is Encarnacion on the call

Caveat Emperor
05-01-2006, 08:37 PM
A homer, a walk, a groundout and two Ks. Doesn't exactly smack of atrocious.

Maybe too many Paul Wilson and Jeff Austin single-inning spectaculars have skewed my standards on "good/bad inning"

Reds Fanatic
05-01-2006, 08:37 PM
Phillips hit the ball hard but right at Rodriguez. 1-1 after 2.

kevinc12345
05-01-2006, 08:38 PM
Dang, Phillips absolutely ripped that one. Mulder won't get those outs all night.

MartyFan
05-01-2006, 08:38 PM
Encarnacion flies out to Encarnacion....

:eek:

Okay, when is an announcer going to say "and that is the first time in the history of MLB that an Encarnacion has flied out to an Encarnacion on a Monday night match up between two NL teams"

M2
05-01-2006, 08:38 PM
The fascinating thing about the Cardinals is not that they have a better offense than the Reds, but that they have a more opportunistic offense--they seem to have a much better sense of when to swing the bat within a pitcher's pitching sequence. The Reds do too, but the Cardinals seem to know "when" to swing in addition to knowing when not to swing.

That's a fair assessment. Much as I hate LaRussa, his team's are exceptionally well-schooled. I've come to believe that his teams have benefitted greatly from superior advance scouting. Hard to prove, but his club's seem to be better prepared for what they're going to see each and every night.

pedro
05-01-2006, 08:38 PM
Juan gophered that HR too. It wasn't that bad a pitch.

Gandalf the Red
05-01-2006, 08:38 PM
Encarnacion flies out to Encarnacion....

:eek:

Resulting in EZ-E instantly switching places with his evil, goatee-sporting Mirror Universe counterpart...

Reds Fanatic
05-01-2006, 08:39 PM
Eckstein lines a single to right.

OnBaseMachine
05-01-2006, 08:40 PM
I can't believe how average Mulder's stuff is now. He had great stuff in Oakland - but since the All-Star break in 2004 he has not been the same pitcher. He's become much more hittable, his K-rate has declined, and OPS against has risen.

Falls City Beer
05-01-2006, 08:40 PM
That's a fair assessment. Much as I hate LaRussa, his team's are exceptionally well-schooled. I've come to believe that his teams have benefitted greatly from superior advance scouting. Hard to prove, but his club's seem to be better prepared for what they're going to see each and every night.

Oh, absolutely--on your last point. It's what separates the Cards, the Astros, and the Braves from the rest of the pack. They seem as organizations deeply invested in taking their craft seriously and studiously.

Matt700wlw
05-01-2006, 08:40 PM
Just what the doctor ordered before Pujols steps in.

doug flynn
05-01-2006, 08:40 PM
Encarnacion flies out to Encarnacion....

I thought only Edmonds could do that.

Big Klu
05-01-2006, 08:40 PM
Resulting in EZ-E instantly switching places with his evil, goatee-sporting Mirror Universe counterpart...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/56/STMirrorMirror.jpg

Reds Fanatic
05-01-2006, 08:40 PM
Rodriguez grounds into a 4-6-3 DP. 2 outs.

Matt700wlw
05-01-2006, 08:41 PM
Looks like Arroyo's going to take his chances again....

KYRedsFan
05-01-2006, 08:41 PM
Deux

KronoRed
05-01-2006, 08:41 PM
Walk him.

M2
05-01-2006, 08:41 PM
Eckstein lines a single to right.

He's got all of Wally Backman's best pest skills and 0% of Backman's sociopathic personality.

Matt700wlw
05-01-2006, 08:42 PM
Got him again! :thumbup:

Gandalf the Red
05-01-2006, 08:42 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/56/STMirrorMirror.jpg

LOL!

Reds Fanatic
05-01-2006, 08:42 PM
Arroyo gets Pujols to pop out to 2nd. 1-1 mid 3rd.

OnBaseMachine
05-01-2006, 08:42 PM
Poo-holes is 0-for-2.

MrCinatit
05-01-2006, 08:42 PM
That is three balls Pujols has just missed - two went foul by a lot.
the pop up, however, was not close. good pitching by Arroyo

kevinc12345
05-01-2006, 08:42 PM
Not scared of Pujols one bit, apparently. Hasn't hurt us so far.

Caveat Emperor
05-01-2006, 08:43 PM
Not scared of Pujols one bit, apparently. Hasn't hurt us so far.

Every time Pujols makes an out, I feel like someone who just got a call from the governor.

Ravenlord
05-01-2006, 08:43 PM
I can't believe how average Mulder's stuff is now. He had great stuff in Oakland - but since the All-Star break in 2004 he has not been the same pitcher. He's become much more hittable, his K-rate has declined, and OPS against has risen.
maybe his core has never recovered from the injury to his oblique so he's not as strong there as he used to be?

or (and more likely) there's still something lingering from his broken pelvis/hip (or was that Hudson)?

Puffy
05-01-2006, 08:44 PM
That's a fair assessment. Much as I hate LaRussa, his team's are exceptionally well-schooled. I've come to believe that his teams have benefitted greatly from superior advance scouting. Hard to prove, but his club's seem to be better prepared for what they're going to see each and every night.

Same thing with the Braves during their run. Guys like Lemke, Branson and Eddie Perez would get big hit after big hit night after night. There has to be a reason.

Reds Fanatic
05-01-2006, 08:44 PM
Ross lines a double to the right field corner.

Matt700wlw
05-01-2006, 08:44 PM
A run would be nice!

Gandalf the Red
05-01-2006, 08:44 PM
Every time Pujols makes an out, I feel like someone who just got a call from the governor.

For me, it's kinda like when I'm sorting my laundry and find a $10 bill.

kevinc12345
05-01-2006, 08:44 PM
Ross with the nice double on the first pitch.

KronoRed
05-01-2006, 08:44 PM
He fails 2 out of every 3 times up..so..WALK him next time :D

OnBaseMachine
05-01-2006, 08:44 PM
Ross doubles.

MrCinatit
05-01-2006, 08:45 PM
Ross legging out a double with a speed mightier than Ernie Lombardi

Gainesville Red
05-01-2006, 08:45 PM
David "Big, Bad Florida Gator" Ross w/ the double.

Big Klu
05-01-2006, 08:45 PM
David Lee Ross "jumps" on the first pitch by Mulder!

Falls City Beer
05-01-2006, 08:45 PM
Sunday Afternoon in the Park

M2
05-01-2006, 08:47 PM
David Lee Ross "jumps" on the first pitch by Mulder!

They should play the opening riff from "Unchained" whenever he steps to the plate.

Reds Fanatic
05-01-2006, 08:48 PM
Arroyo strikes out on a foul attempted bunt.

Matt700wlw
05-01-2006, 08:48 PM
Arroyo's in a slump ;)

Big Klu
05-01-2006, 08:48 PM
They should play the opening riff from "Unchained" whenever he steps to the plate.

I was thinking maybe "Just A Gigolo"! :D

OnBaseMachine
05-01-2006, 08:48 PM
Arroyo fails to get the bunt down. Damnit.

kevinc12345
05-01-2006, 08:49 PM
Freel swings as a questionable first pitch then watches two right down the pipe :thumbdown

Caveat Emperor
05-01-2006, 08:49 PM
They should play the opening riff from "Unchained" whenever he steps to the plate.

Then, when he finally cools down and stops producing, they can bring in Opie and Anthony to replace him on the roster.

Reds Fanatic
05-01-2006, 08:49 PM
Freel strikes out looking. 2 outs.

griffeyfreak4
05-01-2006, 08:49 PM
Great.....

Gandalf the Red
05-01-2006, 08:49 PM
Didn't realize Mulder's fastball was approaching Williamsesque territory.

Of course, Mulder's pitching effort isn't as reminiscent of the carnival game where you try to toss the beanbags into the clown's mouth.

OnBaseMachine
05-01-2006, 08:50 PM
Freel and Lopez have been terrible lately. Need to get those two going again.

Redmachine2003
05-01-2006, 08:50 PM
What were you looking for Freel????????

joshnky
05-01-2006, 08:50 PM
Over the past two weeks I think Freel has made Jerry Narron's decision easy about who to sit when Griffey returns. He has really slowed down.

Reds Fanatic
05-01-2006, 08:51 PM
Lopez grounds out to short. The Reds waste the leadoff double. 1-1 after 3.

kevinc12345
05-01-2006, 08:51 PM
Dang, wasted leadoff double.

KronoRed
05-01-2006, 08:51 PM
Lopez has been stinky as well.

OnBaseMachine
05-01-2006, 08:51 PM
David Eckstein's arm is embarrassing. I think the SS on the local HS team has a better arm than him. Seriously.

Reds waste a leadoff double. Needed to get that run in there - can't waste opportunities like that against the Cards.

Big Klu
05-01-2006, 08:51 PM
Freel and Lopez have been terrible lately. Need to get those two going again.

I wouldn't be surprised to see Aurilia start at SS and either McCracken or C. Ross start in CF tomorrow afternoon.

Reds Fanatic
05-01-2006, 08:53 PM
Edmonds grounds out to 1st. 1 out.

Gandalf the Red
05-01-2006, 08:53 PM
Lopez has been stinky as well.

The Nature Boy is ready to reclaim his rightful position. ;)

Reds Fanatic
05-01-2006, 08:55 PM
Spiezio strikes out looking. 3 K's for Arroyo. 2 outs.

M2
05-01-2006, 08:56 PM
Freel's been in a mini-slump the past week, hitting .182. Though he's still got a .357 to show for it, which is what makes him such a good player to have on your team. He's good even when he sucks.

KronoRed
05-01-2006, 08:56 PM
Freel's been in a mini-slump the past week, hitting .182. Though he's still got a .357 to show for it, which is what makes him such a good player to have on your team. He's good even when he sucks.
Walks don't slump.

MrCinatit
05-01-2006, 08:56 PM
Great, 1-2-3 inning by Bronson.

Reds Fanatic
05-01-2006, 08:56 PM
J. Encarnacion grounds out to Arroyo. 1-1 mid 4th.

Matt700wlw
05-01-2006, 08:56 PM
Arroyo's got that ball movement back. It looked like it was a little weak the first go around.

Not anymore!

Big Klu
05-01-2006, 08:56 PM
After the Cincinnati Wrecking Crew of Dunn and Kearns pummel Spiezio into unconsciousness, Horseman-style, the Nature Boy should shave that little red goatee-looking thing off! :D

OnBaseMachine
05-01-2006, 08:57 PM
Arroyo made JuanE look bad on three curveballs. Told ya, dude can't hit anything other than a fastball.

Big Klu
05-01-2006, 08:57 PM
Multi-tasking!

Ravenlord
05-01-2006, 08:57 PM
Freel's been in a mini-slump the past week, hitting .182. Though he's still got a .357 to show for it...doing his Andy Machado impression.

Gandalf the Red
05-01-2006, 08:58 PM
Is it asking too much for Bronson and company to wrap this up in time for the Jack Bauer Power Hour?

On a related note: MULTI-TASKING Counter: 02

KronoRed
05-01-2006, 08:58 PM
Multi-tasking!
That 2?

Reds Fanatic
05-01-2006, 08:59 PM
Aurilia walks on 4 pitches.

Falls City Beer
05-01-2006, 08:59 PM
http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/Loge/8411/pics/tullyarn_1.jpg

Cant Touch This
05-01-2006, 08:59 PM
Chances of me enjoying a Red Roof Inn or JTM commercial are REMOTE.

M2
05-01-2006, 09:00 PM
doing his Andy Machado impression.

Except that Andy sucks when he sucks.

KronoRed
05-01-2006, 09:00 PM
Thanks FCB..thanks a heap

Reds Fanatic
05-01-2006, 09:01 PM
Aurilia goes to 2nd on a wild pitch.

KYRedsFan
05-01-2006, 09:02 PM
Cmon Dunn, would love some contact here.

Reds Fanatic
05-01-2006, 09:02 PM
Dunn flies out to right. Aurilia to 3rd. 1 out.

Matt700wlw
05-01-2006, 09:02 PM
small ball :D

KronoRed
05-01-2006, 09:02 PM
Solid

OnBaseMachine
05-01-2006, 09:02 PM
Dunn got out in front of a hanger.

KYRedsFan
05-01-2006, 09:02 PM
Okay, let's do this. No sac fly comments please

Falls City Beer
05-01-2006, 09:02 PM
Do not deride Tulliford Jebediah Blanchard and Arnold Magnus Anderson!!!

Caveat Emperor
05-01-2006, 09:02 PM
The only reason Dunn didn't get a hit is because Rich made it an RISP situation. And Dunn just quivers in fear when that happens.

kevinc12345
05-01-2006, 09:04 PM
That pitch was perfect Kearns, ugh.

Gandalf the Red
05-01-2006, 09:04 PM
I think the success of this season rests in large part on the Reds' ability to maintain a solid Runs to Multi-Tasking Commercial Differential.

griffeyfreak4
05-01-2006, 09:04 PM
The Reds are on Fox Sports Midwest so I can see the game in Indy! Wow, i'm so pumped right now!
Wow, apparently Illinois is no longer in the midwest, because first I am getting The Sports List, counting down the dumbest moments in sports history, and now I'm getting AFL Live?

The TV Guide Channel has the game scheduled on FSN too! :angry:

kevinc12345
05-01-2006, 09:04 PM
No! Why

M2
05-01-2006, 09:04 PM
The only reason Dunn didn't get a hit is because Rich made it an RISP situation. And Dunn just quivers in fear when that happens.

Did he go back into the dugout to fetch his RISP Jell-O bat?

Reds Fanatic
05-01-2006, 09:04 PM
Kearns strikes out swinging. 2 outs.

Cigar2
05-01-2006, 09:04 PM
small ball :D
The little Things.:devil:

KronoRed
05-01-2006, 09:05 PM
Okay, let's do this. No sac fly comments please
Why not? they work!! ;)

gitrdunn44
05-01-2006, 09:05 PM
I have Fox Sports Chicago here in Lafayette and hate it. Someone I know 5 miles away has Fox Sports Midwest though!

Falls City Beer
05-01-2006, 09:05 PM
With the pitching the Reds have faced for 4 days straight, it's no wonder some mini-slumping has set in.

Caveat Emperor
05-01-2006, 09:06 PM
Did he go back into the dugout to fetch his RISP Jell-O bat?

No, didn't have time. But he did grip the bat extra tight and keep his eyes closed during that last swing.

Reds Fanatic
05-01-2006, 09:06 PM
EE walks on 4 pitches. 1st and 3rd with 2 outs.

KronoRed
05-01-2006, 09:06 PM
Fear the EE and walk him in terror :evil:

M2
05-01-2006, 09:07 PM
No, didn't have time. But he did grip the bat extra tight and keep his eyes closed during that last swing.

Hopefully he wet himself for good measure.

KYRedsFan
05-01-2006, 09:07 PM
What this thread needs is the real spokesman of the Inn
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9c/Mmull.jpg

griffeyfreak4
05-01-2006, 09:07 PM
Time to cash in with BP

Reds Fanatic
05-01-2006, 09:07 PM
Phillips hits it hard again but lines it right to Eckstein. 1-1 after 4.

OnBaseMachine
05-01-2006, 09:08 PM
Offense blows it again.

Reds have scored just two runs in their last 16 innings. Two straight opportunities in which they could have scored but couldn't capitalize.

griffeyfreak4
05-01-2006, 09:08 PM
Another lead off baserunner goes to waste. :bang:

KronoRed
05-01-2006, 09:09 PM
Reds have scored just two runs in their last 16 innings. Two straight opportunities in which they should have scored but couldn't capitalize.
Lack of scrappy solid vetness and doing the little things.

Big Klu
05-01-2006, 09:09 PM
http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/Loge/8411/pics/tullyarn_1.jpg

WOOO!!! Ole Anderson, Double-A, Tully Blanchard, and WOOOOO!!!! yours truly, the Nature Boy! We are the Four Horsemen! And that means that we are the VERY BEST in this sport! Love us or hate us, we don't care! But you will respect us! Because whether you like it, or whether you don't, we are the BEST...THING...GOING...WOOOO!!!...TODAY!!!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/26/Ric_Flair_I.jpg

Gandalf the Red
05-01-2006, 09:10 PM
[QUOTE=KYRedsFan]What this thread needs is the real spokesman of the Inn [QUOTE]

On a related note, they're planning to replace Mr. Red with the Aflac duck.

Search your feelings. You will know it to be true.

Reds Fanatic
05-01-2006, 09:10 PM
Molina lines out to right. 1 out.

OnBaseMachine
05-01-2006, 09:10 PM
Lack of scrappy solid vetness and doing the little things.

Nah, it was Dunn's fault. :D

Falls City Beer
05-01-2006, 09:10 PM
Tony motherbleepin' Schiavone. Mustache.

KYRedsFan
05-01-2006, 09:11 PM
Hilarious, WLW addressing Hal's article

Reds Fanatic
05-01-2006, 09:12 PM
Miles grounds out to 3rd. 2 outs.

edabbs44
05-01-2006, 09:12 PM
Not for nothing, but Kearns' bat looked awfully slow in that last AB.

griffeyfreak4
05-01-2006, 09:12 PM
Arroyo is HOT!

M2
05-01-2006, 09:12 PM
I know it's just four innings, but what we've got ourselves here is a ballgame. Tonight you're watching two teams stalking each other. The Reds can hang with the big predators when Arroyo and Harang are on the mound.

Reds Fanatic
05-01-2006, 09:13 PM
Mulder grounds out to Arroyo. 1-1 mid 5th. Quick game. Half way through in 1:03.

Fullboat
05-01-2006, 09:16 PM
I know it's just four innings, but what we've got ourselves here is a ballgame. Tonight you're watching two teams stalking each other. The Reds can hang with the big predators when Arroyo and Harang are on the mound.

Problem is we got lamb chop on the mound tomorrow.:eek:

griffeyfreak4
05-01-2006, 09:16 PM
Through 4 and a 1/2 - Arroyo, 1 BB and 2 Hits

Nice :)

KronoRed
05-01-2006, 09:16 PM
Problem is we got lamb chop on the mound tomorrow.:eek:
We'll just have to slaughter them worse :devil:

Reds Fanatic
05-01-2006, 09:16 PM
Ross pops out to short. 1 out.

OnBaseMachine
05-01-2006, 09:17 PM
Ross gets a belt high fastball down the pipe and pops it up. Reds are missing some good pitches.

griffeyfreak4
05-01-2006, 09:17 PM
Problem is we got lamb chop on the mound tomorrow.:eek:
Who they got throwing?

Reds Fanatic
05-01-2006, 09:17 PM
Arroyo strikes out looking. 2 outs.

MrCinatit
05-01-2006, 09:18 PM
Arroyo looks terrible at the plate - send him down! :p: