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cincyinco
05-03-2006, 07:12 PM
Yes, I know its early - but I'm headed out to Coors field to see our favorite team! And since its against the Rockies, and I'm local, I wanted to start a game thread this year... I'll be back after the game to give everyone my thoughts/impressions/report...

Preview:

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/preview?gid=260503127

Game Info: 8:35 pm EDT Wed May 3, 2006
TV: FSOH, FSRM
Add to Calendar | Buy Tickets Currently: Denver, CO
Temp: 52 F

Starting Pitchers
B. Claussen Cin vs.
J. Francis Col

2-2 Record 0-2
6.04 ERA 4.50
20 K 26
12 BB 18
6 HR 4

By NICOLINO DI BENEDETTO, STATS Writer

The surprising Cincinnati Reds have scored the most runs in the National League. Nothing like playing in a hitters' ballpark to improve that number.

Cincinnati takes baseball's best record into Coors Field on Wednesday in the start of a two-game set with the Colorado Rockies.

The Reds (19-8) have won eight of their last nine games to move into first place in the NL Central. They have outscored opponents 48-20 over that stretch and lead the NL with 158 runs scored.

After 28 games in 2005, Cincinnati was 10-18 and plated just 118 runs.

"We can play with anybody. If we continue to play the way we're playing now, we're going to be there," Reds catcher Javier Valentin said regarding a possible playoff run.

Valentin drove in the winning run with a pinch single in the bottom of the ninth to give Cincinnati a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday.

Brandon Claussen (2-2, 6.04 ERA) will try to keep the momentum going for the Reds as he takes the mound in the series opener. He is looking to build on a successful outing on Friday when he gave up two runs and six hits in 5 1-3 innings of a 5-4 win over the Houston Astros.

The left-hander has struggled with consistency recently. He threw seven shutout innings on April 17 in a 9-1 win over Florida, but gave up 11 hits -- including four homers -- five days later in an 11-0 loss to Milwaukee.

Claussen is 0-1 with a 7.94 ERA and with an opponents' batting average of .319 in two career starts at Coors Field.

The Reds continue to be without Ken Griffey Jr., who is expected to miss this series. Griffey has not played since April 12 after suffering a strained tendon in his right knee, but may be back for the Reds' weekend series with Arizona.

"He hasn't had a setback," Reds manager Jerry Narron said. "He's just hasn't gotten to the point where he feels like he can play."

The Rockies (15-12) return home after a 5-4 road trip, and are looking to avoid their first three-game losing streak of the season. Reliever Ray King gave up an RBI single in the eighth inning to Marcus Giles in Colorado's 5-4 loss to Atlanta on Tuesday.

Still, manager Clint Hurdle was pleased.

"There's years when we'd have given body parts for 5-4 road trips," he said.

Jeff Francis (0-2, 4.50 ERA) will toe the rubber as he tries to halt the skid as he tried again to win his first games.

The left-hander did not factor in the decision of his last two starts, despite quality performances. Francis allowed two runs and seven hits and struck out 10 in 12 innings, but received only four runs of support in his previous two outings.

He has lost four consecutive decisions with a 10.42 ERA at Coors Field and last won there on July 31, a span of seven starts. Francis was 10-2 with a 3.43 ERA in 13 starts before that.

Brad Hawpe batted .441 (15-for-34) with three home runs and five RBIs during the nine-game road trip. He is hitting just .279 (12-for-43) with one homer and four RBIs in 12 home games this season.

SirFelixCat
05-03-2006, 07:13 PM
Go Reds :)


eta:

Reds:

1. Freel CF
2. Lopez SS
3. Aurilia 1B
4. Dunn LF
5. Encarnacion 3B
6. Kearns RF
7. Phillips 2B
8. LaRue C
9. Claussen P

Rockies:

1. Carroll SS
2. Spilborghs RF
3. Holliday LF
4. Atkins 3B
5. Marrero 1B
6. Gonzalez 2B
7. Freeman CF
8. Ardoin C
9. Francis P

medford
05-03-2006, 07:22 PM
By NICOLINO DI BENEDETTO, STATS Writer

The surprising Cincinnati Reds have scored the most runs in the National League. Nothing like playing in a hitters' ballpark to improve that number.
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Does anyone else think hack when they read that line? Especially considering that the Reds have played more almost as many games on the Road as they have at home.

RedsMan3203
05-03-2006, 07:25 PM
Isn't Francis a soft tossing lefty?

If not lefty.. atleast soft tossing?

registerthis
05-03-2006, 07:25 PM
Does anyone else think hack when they read that line? Especially considering that the Reds have played more almost as many games on the Road as they have at home.

I think she is referring to Coors. As in, here comes the NL's best offense into a true hitter's park.

medford
05-03-2006, 07:28 PM
I think she is referring to Coors. As in, here comes the NL's best offense into a true hitter's park.

Ahhh, I think you're right. Guess I was just reading thru it to quickly.

I guess that makes me a hack of a reader :evil:

Gainesville Red
05-03-2006, 07:38 PM
I guess that makes me a hack of a reader :evil:

I wouldn't say that, you were a hack way before you ever read that.;)

Kidding, kidding.

KronoRed
05-03-2006, 07:48 PM
I predict some runs will be scored

indyred
05-03-2006, 08:09 PM
Coors Field is no longer a Home Run Paradise........12 games this season 24 total homers hit.....compared to GAB with 14 games 45 total homers hit..........in the GAB Homer run totals thread......someone posted about how Coors Field now stores the game balls in some type of humidor.....since doing this the Park, is actually more of a pitcher's yard.......the fences are really deep there and by storing the balls they way they do now......the ball doesn't fly out of there so easy.......I believe last season Coors was in the middle of the pack in Home Run totals......No more 250 plus season totals there anymore........

OnBaseMachine
05-03-2006, 08:09 PM
Here is how the Reds have fared against other lefty starters this year:

4-5: Glendon Rusch - 4 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 2 K, 2 HR
4-7: Paul Maholm - 6 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 BB, 3 K, 1 HR
4-8: Oliver Perez - 3.1 IP, 6 H, 8 R, 4 BB, 2 K, 2 HR
4-11: Glendon Rusch - 5 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 4 HR
4-16: Mark Mulder - 5 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 2 HR
4-18: Jason Vargas - 4 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 5 BB, 2 K, 3 HR
4-19: Dontrelle Willis - 6 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 BB, 6 K, 0 HR
4-23: Doug Davis - 5 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 9 BB, 4 K, 0 HR
4-25: Billy Traber - 1.1 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 0 K, 0 HR
4-29: Andy Pettitte - 5 IP, 11 H, 6 R, 3 BB, 6 K, 1 HR
5-1: Mark Mulder - 5 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HR

The Reds have hammered every lefty they have faced this year, hopefully that trend continues tonight vs Jeff Francis.

Buckeye33
05-03-2006, 08:13 PM
Reds:

1. Freel CF
2. Lopez SS
3. Aurilia 1B
4. Dunn LF
5. Encarnacion 3B
6. Kearns RF
7. Phillips 2B
8. LaRue C
9. Claussen P

Rockies:

1. Carroll SS
2. Spilborghs RF
3. Holliday LF
4. Atkins 3B
5. Marrero 1B
6. Gonzalez 2B
7. Freeman CF
8. Ardoin C
9. Francis P

Joseph
05-03-2006, 08:15 PM
I predict some runs will be scored

Way to go out on a limb. Are you also predicting there will be a winning pitcher?

indyred
05-03-2006, 08:15 PM
here is link on the Coors Field no longer being a HR park............
http://www.denverpost.com/renck/ci_3500088

KronoRed
05-03-2006, 08:17 PM
Way to go out on a limb. Are you also predicting there will be a winning pitcher?
I dunno about that, but I'm standing by the runs thing.

KronoRed
05-03-2006, 08:18 PM
I don't care what the scrappy level is, I don't like Rich 3rd, I'd move Dunn to 3 and EE to 4th then Mr.SolidVet

oneupper
05-03-2006, 08:37 PM
I would like to see Denorfia get a start.

Chip R
05-03-2006, 08:38 PM
I don't care what the scrappy level is, I don't like Rich 3rd, I'd move Dunn to 3 and EE to 4th then Mr.SolidVet

Whether you like it, or don't like it, learn to love it cause it's the best thing going. Whoooo!

RedFanAlways1966
05-03-2006, 08:49 PM
here is link on the Coors Field no longer being a HR park............
http://www.denverpost.com/renck/ci_3500088

No problem with the new REDS.... won 8 of their last 9 games w/ "only" 7 HRs and 6 quality starts!

:)

redsmetz
05-03-2006, 08:52 PM
Does anyone else think hack when they read that line? Especially considering that the Reds have played more almost as many games on the Road as they have at home.

Well, not to mention the absolute irony of anyone covering the Rockies saying that. Calling the kettle black?

redsmetz
05-03-2006, 08:54 PM
Rockies:

1. Carroll SS
2. Spilborghs RF
3. Holliday LF
4. Atkins 3B
5. Marrero 1B
6. Gonzalez 2B
7. Freeman CF
8. Ardoin C
9. Francis P

Am I the only one who goes "Who???" when looking at this line-up? I know I haven't followed the Rockies in a long time, but who the heck are these guys? Is Clint Hurdle still managing them?

redsmetz
05-03-2006, 08:55 PM
I don't care what the scrappy level is, I don't like Rich 3rd, I'd move Dunn to 3 and EE to 4th then Mr.SolidVet

I've to think that with runners on, Aurelia is going to see some pitches with Dunn following him and being the clutch hitter he is, I like that. Can we say "RBI's"?

LexingtonRedsFan
05-03-2006, 08:56 PM
I would like to see Denorfia get a start.

That was my take also...Freel "appears" to need a day off.....but maybe Freel owns Coors Field.....

RedFanAlways1966
05-03-2006, 08:57 PM
Am I the only one who goes "Who???" when looking at this line-up? I know I haven't followed the Rockies in a long time, but who the heck are these guys? Is Clint Hurdle still managing them?

Didn't really pay close attention, but now that you mention it... WHO!??!?! And in 1st place (in a division that was won last year w/ an 82-80 record).

edabbs44
05-03-2006, 09:10 PM
Am I the only one who goes "Who???" when looking at this line-up? I know I haven't followed the Rockies in a long time, but who the heck are these guys? Is Clint Hurdle still managing them?

Holliday and Atkins are legit and Hawpe is only sitting b/c of the lefty matchup. They can still put up runs though, especially in Coors.

Puffy
05-03-2006, 09:10 PM
Isn't Francis a soft tossing lefty?

If not lefty.. atleast soft tossing?

He is a lefty, but he is not a soft tosser. He's not Randy Johnson but he has some giddy-up on his pitches. If the Reds ever wanna target a great young pitching "prospect" he is one I'd want them to get.

Keithwg_24
05-03-2006, 09:10 PM
Let's play Over/Under........

80

Percent chance during every commercial break you see either the Red Roof Inn commercial or a JTM commercial

This is definitely an OVER :angry:

edabbs44
05-03-2006, 09:11 PM
He is a lefty, but he is not a soft tosser. He's not Randy Johnson but he has some giddy-up on his pitches. If the Reds ever wanna target a great young prospect he is one I'd want them to get.

He was the lefty Felix Hernandez before Felix. Check out the minor league stats...pretty sick.

GriffeyFan
05-03-2006, 09:14 PM
Aurilia's had a decent so far, but I'm not a fan at all of him hitting third. As good as our offense has been, is there a worse No. 3 hitter in Major League Baseball this year?

I'm not referring to this year's stats alone, just in general/

johngalt
05-03-2006, 09:14 PM
Whether you like it, or don't like it, learn to love it cause it's the best thing going. Whoooo!

To be the vet....WHOOOOO....you gotta beat the vet! WHOOOOO!

TOBTTReds
05-03-2006, 09:15 PM
Let's play Over/Under........

80

Percent chance during every commercial break you see either the Red Roof Inn commercial or a JTM commercial

This is definitely an OVER :angry:

The chances of you being correct are....remote.:bang: :bang:

GriffeyFan
05-03-2006, 09:16 PM
With the players that are in our lineup tonight, here's how I would mix it up:

1. Freel CF
2. Lopez SS
3. Dunn LF
4. Encarnacion 3B
5. Kearns RF
6. Aurilia 1B
7. Phillips 2B
8. LaRue C
9. Claussen P

redhawkfish
05-03-2006, 09:16 PM
Let's play Over/Under........

80

Percent chance during every commercial break you see either the Red Roof Inn commercial or a JTM commercial

This is definitely an OVER :angry:

The multitasking Red Roof commercial has taken over for the most annoying commercial from the Applebee's one with the guys in the ocean playing a take on the Gilligan's Island song.:eek:

westofyou
05-03-2006, 09:17 PM
The multitasking Red Roof commercial has taken over for the most annoying commercial from the Applebee's one with the guys in the ocean playing a take on the Gilligan's Island song.:eek:
Ummm chances are ... Remote... that that is an incorrect statement

TOBTTReds
05-03-2006, 09:18 PM
Ummm chances are ... Remote... that that is an incorrect statement

thief, see a few before you:mooner:

edabbs44
05-03-2006, 09:18 PM
Aurilia's had a decent so far, but I'm not a fan at all of him hitting third. As good as our offense has been, is there a worse No. 3 hitter in Major League Baseball this year?

I'm not referring to this year's stats alone, just in general/

FYI...Aurilia is hitting .353 with 5 HRs and 10 RBI in 34 ABs vs. lefties this season. .439 OBP and .824 SLG. Not bad at all and no problems with his lineup spot.

KronoRed
05-03-2006, 09:19 PM
Whether you like it, or don't like it, learn to love it cause it's the best thing going. Whoooo!
Kool aid drinker ;)

GridironGrace
05-03-2006, 09:21 PM
Dunn :) in Coors :) batting 4th :) someones thinking :)

hahahha

GO REDS!!!!!!!

KronoRed
05-03-2006, 09:23 PM
With the players that are in our lineup tonight, here's how I would mix it up:

1. Freel CF
2. Lopez SS
3. Dunn LF
4. Encarnacion 3B
5. Kearns RF
6. Aurilia 1B
7. Phillips 2B
8. LaRue C
9. Claussen PGreat lineup.

redsmetz
05-03-2006, 09:23 PM
Let's play Over/Under........

80

Percent chance during every commercial break you see either the Red Roof Inn commercial or a JTM commercial

This is definitely an OVER :angry:

You don't think there's a chance of an acid flashback Frisch's commercial? I know you'll hear one several times on the radio.

BRM
05-03-2006, 09:29 PM
Fairly strong wind blowing in tonight.

red-in-la
05-03-2006, 09:31 PM
The multitasking Red Roof commercial has taken over for the most annoying commercial from the Applebee's one with the guys in the ocean playing a take on the Gilligan's Island song.:eek:

I plan to be watching the Cards/Astros game during Reds commercial break....of course, tonight, even though I pay extra for the FoxSportsNet package, and the game is on FOXCN, I will be forced to watch the Rockies broadcast via MLB EI.....which I also pay for.

OnBaseMachine
05-03-2006, 09:33 PM
OOOOOO!!! That deal is hot!

Reds Fanatic
05-03-2006, 09:36 PM
That is one of the smallest crowds I have ever seen at a game in Denver tonight.

Reds Fanatic
05-03-2006, 09:39 PM
Freel flies out to left. 1 out.

Wheelhouse
05-03-2006, 09:39 PM
freel flies out to left 1 out

Reds Fanatic
05-03-2006, 09:39 PM
Lopez singles to center.

GridironGrace
05-03-2006, 09:40 PM
Aurilia!!!!!!!!!

Lopez with a first pitch hit :) 1 on 1 out

Wheelhouse
05-03-2006, 09:40 PM
lopez lines a single to center

GridironGrace
05-03-2006, 09:40 PM
Aight here comes the Breaking ball away Aurilia

MrCinatit
05-03-2006, 09:41 PM
That is one of the smallest crowds I have ever seen at a game in Denver tonight.


You are right - look at all of the empty seats behind home plate - and whenever the pan across the rest of the field, it only gets uglier.

6-4-3
05-03-2006, 09:42 PM
Crowd could be due to weather, but i'd say only a small % is.

GridironGrace
05-03-2006, 09:42 PM
wooowhoooooooo 3-1 count..............git em!!!

KronoRed
05-03-2006, 09:42 PM
You are right - look at all of the empty seats behind home plate - and whenever the pan across the rest of the field, it only gets uglier.
Pretty stadium though.

Wheelhouse
05-03-2006, 09:42 PM
aurilia pops out to 3rd 2 outs

Reds Fanatic
05-03-2006, 09:42 PM
Aurilia pops out to 3rd. 2 outs.

GridironGrace
05-03-2006, 09:43 PM
awwwwwwwww jammed

2 Down Dunn up Lopez on 1st...

sorry ill let someone do PBP :) i'lll shut up now

Wheelhouse
05-03-2006, 09:43 PM
should i do the pbp or is the game on fso?

Wheelhouse
05-03-2006, 09:44 PM
dunn walks

Reds Fanatic
05-03-2006, 09:44 PM
Dunn walks on 4 pitches. 1st and 2nd.

KronoRed
05-03-2006, 09:44 PM
Walks rock.

They will learn to fear EE

Reds Fanatic
05-03-2006, 09:44 PM
should i do the pbp or is the game on fso?
You can do it if you want to.

GridironGrace
05-03-2006, 09:45 PM
announcer lol

"Lopez takes off for 3rd and..........thats a joke he's in there"

on the corners now.

Let's go Edwin show us why u got to bat 5th today

Wheelhouse
05-03-2006, 09:45 PM
ee pops out to short rox comin up

GridironGrace
05-03-2006, 09:46 PM
grrrrrrrrr

No offense to Edwin, he needs to get a chance to bat behind Dunn like he is today, however i think Dunn see's MORE pitches to hit if Kearns were behind him today :) Or maybe even Aurilia.

However i think someone will pay for walking Dunn at some point in this game :0

GridironGrace
05-03-2006, 09:52 PM
Claussen makes quick work in the 2nd half

10 pitches 1 hit 3 outs :)

Reds Fanatic
05-03-2006, 09:53 PM
Carroll grounds out to short.
Spilboroghs flies out to right.
Holliday singles to left.
Atkins flies out to center. 0-0 after 1.

OnBaseMachine
05-03-2006, 09:53 PM
Jason Marquis is getting hit hard again tonight. Three runs allowed in the first against the Astros. 3-1 Astros in the bottom of the 2nd.

RedsMan3203
05-03-2006, 09:53 PM
Atkins flied out to center.
Holliday singled to left center.
Spilborghs flied out to right.
Carroll grounded out to shortstop.


Inning over.

redsmetz
05-03-2006, 09:55 PM
Jason Marquis is getting hit hard again tonight. Three runs allowed in the first against the Astros. 3-1 Astros in the bottom of the 2nd.

Whew, I've got him on my fantasy team and forgot to activate for today's game. Glad I didn't now.

Reds Fanatic
05-03-2006, 09:55 PM
Kearns grounds out to short. 1 out.

GAC
05-03-2006, 09:55 PM
BP singles

Reds Fanatic
05-03-2006, 09:56 PM
Phillips singles to center.
Phillips steals 2nd.

Gainesville Red
05-03-2006, 09:56 PM
Why is Todd Helton on the DL?

GridironGrace
05-03-2006, 09:56 PM
Phillips with a 1 out single

KronoRed
05-03-2006, 09:56 PM
Why is Todd Helton on the DL?
He's hurt?


;)

edabbs44
05-03-2006, 09:57 PM
Why is Todd Helton on the DL?

Instestinal inflammation.

GAC
05-03-2006, 09:57 PM
Why is Todd Helton on the DL?

Intestinal ailment (according to their website)

Gainesville Red
05-03-2006, 09:57 PM
Our guys oughta be arrested for larceny after the ballgame.

GridironGrace
05-03-2006, 09:58 PM
woooowhooooooooooooooooooooo SB by Phillips

2-2 in steals today ;0

Gainesville Red
05-03-2006, 09:58 PM
Intestinal ailment (according to their website)

Doesn't sound like much fun.

griffeyfreak4
05-03-2006, 09:58 PM
Speedy BP

RedsMan3203
05-03-2006, 09:58 PM
Anoyone else having problems with the board tonight? I keep timing out.

VR
05-03-2006, 09:58 PM
2 sb's, o throws

Reds +18 on sb differential this year, what's the pythag on that :)

Reds Fanatic
05-03-2006, 09:59 PM
Larue flies out to right. 2 outs.

GridironGrace
05-03-2006, 09:59 PM
man... larue flys out to RF.

RedsMan3203
05-03-2006, 10:00 PM
Another Steal for BP.

RBA
05-03-2006, 10:00 PM
Ryan Spilborghs has a CANNON!

Reds Fanatic
05-03-2006, 10:00 PM
Instestinal inflammation.
Helton is starting rehab in the minors tonight and will probably be back by the weekend.

Phillips steals 3rd.

griffeyfreak4
05-03-2006, 10:00 PM
Claussen needs a clutch 2-out RBI. He's due!

GridironGrace
05-03-2006, 10:00 PM
3-3 BP robs 3rd.. lol was a throw but he was getting up when the 3B caught it :)

KronoRed
05-03-2006, 10:00 PM
Someone forgot the clutch

Gandalf the Red
05-03-2006, 10:01 PM
Somewhere, an unknown viewer watching the game mutters, "That Brandon Phillips sure is fast..." ;)

Reds Fanatic
05-03-2006, 10:01 PM
Claussen strikes out. 0-0 mid 2nd.

GridironGrace
05-03-2006, 10:01 PM
Claussen sits down

Big Klu
05-03-2006, 10:03 PM
Multi-tasking!

VR
05-03-2006, 10:03 PM
Wow, Rox announcers giving props to the Reds advance scouts. It's only taken 20 years to recover from Marge.

RedsMan3203
05-03-2006, 10:04 PM
Starting to rain.

Reds Fanatic
05-03-2006, 10:04 PM
Light rain falling at the park.

gilpdawg
05-03-2006, 10:05 PM
The way that rain is looking...the chances of us not having a rain delay at some point tonight are.....remote. I just did that for the joke. Sorry guys. I'll be here all game. Try the veal.

griffeyfreak4
05-03-2006, 10:05 PM
Multi-tasking!
Multi-tasking count: 1?

Reds Fanatic
05-03-2006, 10:05 PM
Marrero strikes out swinging. 1 out.

corkedbat
05-03-2006, 10:06 PM
Did anyone hear Narron w/ Marty on the pre-game show?

He said that Wilson gave up a HR on the first pitch and only one run after that. On the down side (way down) he said his fastball was topping out in the "low 80's" and they were hoping he can develop some arm strength in the next 2-3 starts.

How many MPH can he conceivably add in 2-3 starts? Will he be a much better option than Williams?

Reds Fanatic
05-03-2006, 10:06 PM
Gonzalez flies out to center. 2 outs.

RedsMan3203
05-03-2006, 10:06 PM
I'm guessing you have a typo for Wilson, or did we get a new pitcher?

Yes, I did hear that thou.

KronoRed
05-03-2006, 10:06 PM
The way that rain is looking...the chances of us not having a rain delay at some point tonight are.....remote. I just did that for the joke. Sorry guys. I'll be here all game. Try the veal.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v408/Kronosb/tomato2.gif

griffeyfreak4
05-03-2006, 10:07 PM
Whew, Claussen making quick work of these Rockies.

gilpdawg
05-03-2006, 10:07 PM
Quick inning for Claussen. Freel to lead off.

OnBaseMachine
05-03-2006, 10:07 PM
Pretty good play by Felipe.

Scoreless after 2.

Reds Fanatic
05-03-2006, 10:07 PM
Freeman grounds out to short. 0-0 after 2.

GridironGrace
05-03-2006, 10:08 PM
Nice play!!!

Top of the Lineup now.. Time to get those point things!!!

gilpdawg
05-03-2006, 10:08 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v408/Kronosb/tomato2.gif
I'm surprised I didn't get negged for that. It was pretty lame.

Well, I'm not really expecting to get negged, but I probably deserve it after that bomb of a joke. We need Caveat Emperor to come in here and bring the funny! That guy is hilarious.

griffeyfreak4
05-03-2006, 10:08 PM
Top of the order

Big Klu
05-03-2006, 10:09 PM
Great idea for a Pepsi commercial: Jimmy Fallon scooting his butt on the ground like a dog with worms.

KronoRed
05-03-2006, 10:09 PM
I'm surprised I didn't get negged for that. It was pretty lame.
I throw stuff not negs ;)

Reds Fanatic
05-03-2006, 10:09 PM
Freel flies out to right. 1 out.

RedsMan3203
05-03-2006, 10:09 PM
When does Freel get a day off or two.

GridironGrace
05-03-2006, 10:10 PM
When does Freel get a day off or two.

When Jr is activated? LOL who's gonna play CF AND lead off if Freel dont?

McCraken? OUCH!

However Denorfia is up now so he may rest tomorrow

Reds Fanatic
05-03-2006, 10:10 PM
Lopez grounds out to short. 2 outs.

gilpdawg
05-03-2006, 10:10 PM
Reds going quickly in the third....let's get somebody on here.

gilpdawg
05-03-2006, 10:11 PM
And on cue, Richie doubles to left.

Reds Fanatic
05-03-2006, 10:11 PM
Aurilia doubles to left.

RedsMan3203
05-03-2006, 10:11 PM
Clutch with a double... -- I mean Aurrila with a double.

Big Klu
05-03-2006, 10:11 PM
WOOOO!!! The Nature Boy, stylin' and profilin' his way into second base!!!

VR
05-03-2006, 10:11 PM
Great idea for a Pepsi commercial: Jimmy Fallon scooting his butt on the ground like a dog with worms.

I feel like dog with worms when I watch that commercial, can't turn it fast enough.


11 game hitting streak for Richie, steal 3rd ;)

GridironGrace
05-03-2006, 10:12 PM
ATTA BOY Rich!!

2 out 2B :)

Cmon Dunner

Big Klu
05-03-2006, 10:12 PM
When does Freel get a day off or two.

Hopefully tomorrow?

gilpdawg
05-03-2006, 10:12 PM
End of inning with a Dunn pop to second.

Reds Fanatic
05-03-2006, 10:12 PM
Dunn pops out to short. 0-0 mid 3rd.

GridironGrace
05-03-2006, 10:12 PM
Dunner shoulda slammed that 1st pitch.. instead gets jammed on the 2nd.

KronoRed
05-03-2006, 10:12 PM
Hopefully tomorrow?
Maybe Freel has gotten days off but he runs out there before Jerry can tell him ;)

RedsMan3203
05-03-2006, 10:13 PM
When Jr is activated? LOL who's gonna play CF AND lead off if Freel dont?

McCraken? OUCH!

However Denorfia is up now so he may rest tomorrow

I haven't seen Denorfia play... But i have heard nothing but good things about him... With Lopez/Phillips playing everyday we can afford to sit Freel... If he isn't getting on base - how is he useful? Give him a few days rest.. Let Denofia play...

griffeyfreak4
05-03-2006, 10:13 PM
Why did RA have to double, it put him in scoring position for Dunn?
:evil:

RedsMan3203
05-03-2006, 10:14 PM
How low can you go.

gilpdawg
05-03-2006, 10:14 PM
Only 39 pitches for Francis through 3 innings. Claussen at 20 thru 2.

And heresssssss the Red Roof commercial.

Big Klu
05-03-2006, 10:14 PM
Who are these guys?!

gilpdawg
05-03-2006, 10:15 PM
What the heck, is a train going through the parking lot?

griffeyfreak4
05-03-2006, 10:15 PM
multi-tasking?

KronoRed
05-03-2006, 10:15 PM
What the heck, is a train going through the parking lot?
Certainly no cars out there to stop it

Big Klu
05-03-2006, 10:16 PM
multi-tasking?

Nope. False alarm.

Reds Fanatic
05-03-2006, 10:16 PM
Ardoin fouls out to Kearns. 1 out.

RedsMan3203
05-03-2006, 10:16 PM
Nice catch Ears

GridironGrace
05-03-2006, 10:16 PM
Theres a wall there Kearns :) lol

griffeyfreak4
05-03-2006, 10:16 PM
Nope. False alarm.
Phew!

Reds Fanatic
05-03-2006, 10:17 PM
Francis grounds out to 1st. 2 outs.

Big Klu
05-03-2006, 10:17 PM
Chris says that Ardoin is a "good catch-and-throw guy."

Translation: He couldn't hit water if he fell out of a [bleepin'] boat! :D

Reds Fanatic
05-03-2006, 10:18 PM
Carroll grounds out to short. Good play by Lopez. 0-0 after 3.

GridironGrace
05-03-2006, 10:19 PM
Claussen lookkkkkin goooood!

Reds Fanatic
05-03-2006, 10:19 PM
Claussen through 3 innings on only 31 pitches.

Chip R
05-03-2006, 10:19 PM
Theres a wall there Kearns :) lol

Freel would have dove over the wall and kicked someone in the face to catch that ball.

Gandalf the Red
05-03-2006, 10:19 PM
What the heck, is a train going through the parking lot?

Continuing yesterday's theme...it's Doc Brown's train from Back to the Future 3. Powered by Dave Williams' fastball.

Falls City Beer
05-03-2006, 10:19 PM
It's good that Claussen is being efficient because it's difficult to maintain the stamina at elevation.

griffeyfreak4
05-03-2006, 10:20 PM
Claussen on pace to throw a CG, 3H, 0R, 93 pitches.............

Keep it up!

KronoRed
05-03-2006, 10:21 PM
Freel would have dove over the wall and kicked someone in the face to catch that ball.
Well he's a ballplayer.

griffeyfreak4
05-03-2006, 10:21 PM
Time to score some runs...........

OnBaseMachine
05-03-2006, 10:21 PM
Once again the umps screw the Reds. That was a double by EE.

Big Klu
05-03-2006, 10:22 PM
Freel would have dove over the wall and kicked someone in the face to catch that ball.

Freel doesn't need a ball to be hit in order to dive into the stands and drop-kick an old lady! He's a Horseman, dammit! :D

Reds Fanatic
05-03-2006, 10:22 PM
Encarnacion grounds out to short after the ump screws up the double.

Gandalf the Red
05-03-2006, 10:22 PM
Rain coming down harder.

Tony Womack, the new 25th man on the Rockies' ground crew, eagerly awaits the call to action.

griffeyfreak4
05-03-2006, 10:22 PM
Once again the umps screw the Reds. That was a double by EE.
? A little help for a fan in Chicago?

Reds Fanatic
05-03-2006, 10:22 PM
Kearns grounds out to 3rd. 2 outs.

Joseph
05-03-2006, 10:23 PM
Two quick outs.

Francis looking sharp as well.

RedsMan3203
05-03-2006, 10:23 PM
Wish Austin had a little more foot speed.

Reds Fanatic
05-03-2006, 10:23 PM
? A little help for a fan in Chicago?
Encarnacion doubled down the left field line but the ump called it foul. It looked to be clearly fair.

gilpdawg
05-03-2006, 10:23 PM
Carroll is gonna throw one into the stands eventually, every throw is a little high.

Big Klu
05-03-2006, 10:24 PM
Wish Austin had a little more foot speed.

I've always wondered...what other kind of speed is there?

griffeyfreak4
05-03-2006, 10:24 PM
the payoff............

RedsMan3203
05-03-2006, 10:24 PM
zip, zip, zip.

Reds Fanatic
05-03-2006, 10:24 PM
Phillips strikes out swinging. 0-0 mid 4th.

griffeyfreak4
05-03-2006, 10:24 PM
........and he gone

gilpdawg
05-03-2006, 10:25 PM
There's nobody in chat. Anybody wanna join me?

RBA
05-03-2006, 10:25 PM
Banana Phone anyone? ;)

GridironGrace
05-03-2006, 10:25 PM
First time this Game no runners for the Reds :(

You can see the rain on MLB.tv now :(

gilpdawg
05-03-2006, 10:25 PM
Multi-tasking count-2

Big Klu
05-03-2006, 10:25 PM
Multi-tasking!

RedsMan3203
05-03-2006, 10:25 PM
I've always wondered...what other kind of speed is there?

Bat, Eye, Hand, Arm, Car? :evil:

paintmered
05-03-2006, 10:26 PM
The pepsi commercial where they say all sorts of foods in thick italian accents is.............annoying. Linguini is supposed to make me want to drink sugar-water?

RedsMan3203
05-03-2006, 10:26 PM
Stupid Duck!

KronoRed
05-03-2006, 10:26 PM
I've always wondered...what other kind of speed is there?
Handstand speed

Reds Fanatic
05-03-2006, 10:26 PM
Here's the current Denver radar:

http://image.weather.com/web/radar/us_den_closeradar_medium_usen.jpg

RBA
05-03-2006, 10:27 PM
Play continues!

griffeyfreak4
05-03-2006, 10:27 PM
The pepsi commercial where they say all sorts of foods in thick italian accents is.............annoying. Linguini is supposed to make me want to drink sugar-water?
Jeez, this is a pretty tough crowd to please.

Chip R
05-03-2006, 10:27 PM
Freel doesn't need a ball to be hit in order to dive into the stands and drop-kick an old lady! He's a Horseman, dammit! :D

To be a true Horseman, he would wait until she got to the parking lot.

Klu, you any good at Photoshop?

gilpdawg
05-03-2006, 10:27 PM
I'm multi-tasking right now. :)
4 tabs open in Firefox.
NBA scores, MLB scores, RedsZone, and RedsZone chat.

Does that mean I can stay at a Red Roof Inn?

KronoRed
05-03-2006, 10:27 PM
Should have put a retractable roof on the place

Matt700wlw
05-03-2006, 10:27 PM
Coors needs a roof....they have such unpredictable weather and temperatures.

paintmered
05-03-2006, 10:28 PM
I've always wondered...what other kind of speed is there?

Nunchuck speed.

http://www.gungfu.com/pics_general/pics_weapons/nunchucks_hardwood_bruce_lee.jpg

Reds Fanatic
05-03-2006, 10:28 PM
Spilborgh walks on 4 pitches.

KronoRed
05-03-2006, 10:28 PM
Coors needs a roof....they have such unpredictable weather and temperatures.
Copy! :devil:

Reds Fanatic
05-03-2006, 10:29 PM
Holliday lines a single to center. 1st and 2nd with no outs.

Big Klu
05-03-2006, 10:29 PM
To be a true Horseman, he would wait until she got to the parking lot.

Klu, you any good at Photoshop?

I've never used it...wish I was good at it, though...I could have a lot of fun with it! :D

Why?


:aurilia: :dunn: :kearns: :freel:

griffeyfreak4
05-03-2006, 10:29 PM
Holliday is on fire! Maybe I should pick him up, he's a free agent in my fantasy league.

GridironGrace
05-03-2006, 10:30 PM
Paris Bennett got voted off American Idol 2nite :) lol like you all care.

Reds Fanatic
05-03-2006, 10:30 PM
Atkins flies out to center. 1st and 3rd with 1 out.

RedsMan3203
05-03-2006, 10:30 PM
Okay - How about a classic 4-6-3

GridironGrace
05-03-2006, 10:31 PM
+1 to Phillips there.

No way he was getting to that Foul Ball but he was in an ALL OUT RUN trying to :)

griffeyfreak4
05-03-2006, 10:31 PM
Okay - How about a classic 4-6-3
Or a 6-4-3

Big Klu
05-03-2006, 10:32 PM
Holliday is on fire! Maybe I should pick him up, he's a free agent in my fantasy league.

Holliday?! I can't stand that guy after he tanked it on that inside-the-park HR by Adam Stern in the WBC! He was without a doubt the worst player on Team USA! (Well, maybe the second-worst, after Al Leiter!) :angry:

gilpdawg
05-03-2006, 10:33 PM
Wily Mo watch-He just doubled in a run off Halladay to put the Sox up 5-4.

RedsMan3203
05-03-2006, 10:33 PM
Willy Mo just doubled home Lowell and the Red Socks take the lead.

GridironGrace
05-03-2006, 10:33 PM
Pena just doubled in a run for the Red Sox to take the lead 6-5 in the 6th

griffeyfreak4
05-03-2006, 10:33 PM
I'd still rather have Arroyo

KronoRed
05-03-2006, 10:33 PM
Wily Mo watch-He just doubled in a run off Halladay to put the Sox up 5-4.
Clutch

GridironGrace
05-03-2006, 10:34 PM
You can do it Brandon... get outta this!

paintmered
05-03-2006, 10:34 PM
Sounds like Freel made a good play there per the badboy.

Reds Fanatic
05-03-2006, 10:34 PM
Marrero breaks his bat and flies out to shallow center. 2 outs.

gilpdawg
05-03-2006, 10:34 PM
Junior probably couldn't have gotten to that ball. That's why it's important to have a fast CF.

GridironGrace
05-03-2006, 10:35 PM
Aight 2 Down... Freel Trucks in to keep it from dropping... 2 outs runners on teh corners still

RedsMan3203
05-03-2006, 10:35 PM
There is a play our JR wouoldn't of made.

griffeyfreak4
05-03-2006, 10:35 PM
Gotta get this out

Reds Fanatic
05-03-2006, 10:36 PM
Holliday steals 2nd.

gilpdawg
05-03-2006, 10:36 PM
Runner steals second, if LaRue hadn't fumbled it, probably would have been a delayed double-steal.

VR
05-03-2006, 10:36 PM
Brandon showing some character to get out of that. Scuffled, but recovered well.

KronoRed
05-03-2006, 10:36 PM
Outs please.

gilpdawg
05-03-2006, 10:36 PM
Great job by BC working out of that jam!

griffeyfreak4
05-03-2006, 10:37 PM
......just....get...the...out
:pray:

Reds Fanatic
05-03-2006, 10:37 PM
Gonzalez strikes out swinging. 0-0 after 4.

Big Klu
05-03-2006, 10:37 PM
Way to go, Claussen!

6-4-3
05-03-2006, 10:37 PM
Let's get some RUNS!

griffeyfreak4
05-03-2006, 10:37 PM
:clap: :clap:
Claussen deserves a little help from his offense for that job

GridironGrace
05-03-2006, 10:38 PM
NICEEEEEEEEE

Claussen gets a K inning over!

After 4 Innings of work

Claussen 49 pitches 31 Strikes
4 Ground outs 6 Fly outs 2 K's 1 BB

Francis 50 Pitches 29 Strikes
4 Ground Outs 6 Fly Outs 2 K's 1BB

HMMMMM lol

Falls City Beer
05-03-2006, 10:39 PM
Worst stadium on earth to labor through an inning. The air just saps you if you're not ready for it.

GridironGrace
05-03-2006, 10:39 PM
Who are the 3 NL SS's to get 30 HR's in a Season!!!

griffeyfreak4
05-03-2006, 10:39 PM
How's the rain???

Matt700wlw
05-03-2006, 10:40 PM
How's the rain???

wet

edabbs44
05-03-2006, 10:40 PM
Lark, Banks and Aurilia

Big Klu
05-03-2006, 10:40 PM
Worst stadium on earth to labor through an inning. The air just saps you if you're not ready for it.

And that's just if you are a fan! :D

GridironGrace
05-03-2006, 10:40 PM
How's the rain???

Cant see it falling on MLB.tv anymore

gilpdawg
05-03-2006, 10:41 PM
How's the rain???
George just said it had quit raining, for now.

paintmered
05-03-2006, 10:41 PM
Who are the 3 NL SS's to get 30 HR's in a Season!!!

Larkin, Ernie Banks and ...........?

Reds Fanatic
05-03-2006, 10:41 PM
Larue strikes out swinging. 1 out.

Gandalf the Red
05-03-2006, 10:41 PM
How's the rain???

Groundscrewman Tony Womack is complaining about playing time.

6-4-3
05-03-2006, 10:41 PM
There is a break in the radar, IMO they may have a delay (I doubt) but should def. get this one in, tomorrow may be another story.

griffeyfreak4
05-03-2006, 10:41 PM
Joe Crede just hit a grand slam to put the Sox up 4-1

GridironGrace
05-03-2006, 10:42 PM
Larkin, Ernie Banks and ...........?

Did the Wizard ever hit 30?

Big Klu
05-03-2006, 10:42 PM
Larkin, Ernie Banks and ...........?

The Nature Boy, Rich Aurilia! WOOOOOO!!!!

Reds Fanatic
05-03-2006, 10:42 PM
Claussen strikes out swinging. 2 outs.

GridironGrace
05-03-2006, 10:42 PM
Answer!!

Ernie Banks
Rich Aurila
Barry Larkin

Chip R
05-03-2006, 10:43 PM
I've never used it...wish I was good at it, though...I could have a lot of fun with it! :D

Why?


:aurilia: :dunn: :kearns: :freel:

Oh, I've been trying to put Rich's head on a picture of Flair but I'm no good at that sort of thing.

KronoRed
05-03-2006, 10:43 PM
We need to sign Ernie Banks

griffeyfreak4
05-03-2006, 10:43 PM
2-out Rally!

gilpdawg
05-03-2006, 10:43 PM
Francis just cruising now.

Reds Fanatic
05-03-2006, 10:43 PM
Freel flies out to center. 0-0 mid 5th.

griffeyfreak4
05-03-2006, 10:43 PM
or not

gilpdawg
05-03-2006, 10:44 PM
Oh, I've been trying to put Rich's head on a picture of Flair but I'm no good at that sort of thing.
Oh, somebody must, MUST do that. Maybe Narron on JJ Dillon too?:D

griffeyfreak4
05-03-2006, 10:44 PM
Halfway home 0-0

RedsMan3203
05-03-2006, 10:44 PM
click it or ticket

KronoRed
05-03-2006, 10:45 PM
Rockies would be fools to trade any pitcher who can do well at Coors

TheBigLebowski
05-03-2006, 10:45 PM
Gotta get those bats in gear...come on, boys.

MasonBuzz3
05-03-2006, 10:45 PM
Oh, I've been trying to put Rich's head on a picture of Flair but I'm no good at that sort of thing.
i use photoshop quite a bit, i'll try to get something made sometime tonight

Reds Fanatic
05-03-2006, 10:46 PM
Freeman singles to center.