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indyred
05-07-2006, 12:18 AM
wow the girl behind home plate has a couple of big....drinks

seems those people don't even watch the game in those sweet seats.......

Falls City Beer
05-07-2006, 12:18 AM
wow the girl behind home plate has a couple of big....drinks

Dude, you can't drink silicone. :beerme: :cry:

Big Klu
05-07-2006, 12:18 AM
Do you hit for Arroyo if the inning dictates?

Yes.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 12:19 AM
Kearns flies out to right. EE goes to 3rd. 2 outs.

WMR
05-07-2006, 12:19 AM
Dude, you can't drink silicone. :beerme: :cry:

You can sure as hell try!:laugh:

reds44
05-07-2006, 12:19 AM
BP needs a 2 out hit

KronoRed
05-07-2006, 12:19 AM
Time for the clutch

CrackerJack
05-07-2006, 12:20 AM
Dude, you can't drink silicone. :beerme: :cry:

Oh I think they are both natural fruity beverages, no artificial fillers. :beerme:

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 12:20 AM
Phillips grounds out to 1st. 3-1 Dbacks mid 6th.

smith288
05-07-2006, 12:20 AM
What kind of AB was that??? Everyone seems to be pressing except Edwin...

reds44
05-07-2006, 12:20 AM
We miss Junior more then you think.

flyer85
05-07-2006, 12:20 AM
The Zona BP has been good of late.

George Foster
05-07-2006, 12:21 AM
Dude, you can't drink silicone. :beerme: :cry:

My wife just got "silicone" her choice, and trust me they are better than I ever thought they would be.:thumbup:

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 12:21 AM
Reds strand yet another runner against Claudio Vargas of all people.

Going 1-4 on a roadtrip to Coors Field and Chase Field is brutal.

WMR
05-07-2006, 12:21 AM
This has looked like an entirely different team this road-trip. What happened to the consistently patient hitting approach?

This team is so killer when they make the starter work.

Patrick Bateman
05-07-2006, 12:22 AM
Actually, Arroyo is showing us something tonight. He's battling against a tough matchup for him. He's had men on all night and has managed to only give up 3 runs and not let it get out of hand. The mark of a good pitcher is when they can battle to keep it respectable on nights they don't have their best stuff. I actually like what I've seen tonight from Arroyo even though they're hitting him pretty good.

Very nice post.

MWM
05-07-2006, 12:22 AM
TOO MUCH INFORMATION!

reds44
05-07-2006, 12:23 AM
Last night it wasn't the pitching's fault, it was the 8 other guys' fault.

Tonight is more of the same (outside of EE)

Patrick Bateman
05-07-2006, 12:23 AM
Going 1-4 on a roadtrip to Coors Field and Chase Field is brutal.

Especially when we are, currently, 1-2 on said trip.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 12:23 AM
Estrada lines a double to left center. His 3rd double of the night.

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 12:23 AM
Johnny Estrada=Johnny Bench vs Reds.

reds44
05-07-2006, 12:23 AM
My wife just got "silicone" her choice, and trust me they are better than I ever thought they would be.:thumbup:
Pics?????!!!!!!

haha i kid.

smith288
05-07-2006, 12:23 AM
Rediculous. This guy is being made to be Johnny friggin Bench tonight.

Falls City Beer
05-07-2006, 12:24 AM
Estrada's soul patch is shaved in the shape of the dirt strip from the mound to home plate. It's like freakin' symbolism.

GAC
05-07-2006, 12:24 AM
My wife just got "silicone" her choice, and trust me they are better than I ever thought they would be.:thumbup:

down feather pillows are cheaper. ;)

TheBigLebowski
05-07-2006, 12:24 AM
F**k.

flyer85
05-07-2006, 12:24 AM
Estrada seems to like hitting off of Arroyo

KronoRed
05-07-2006, 12:24 AM
This has looked like an entirely different team this road-trip. What happened to the consistently patient hitting approach?

Maybe they started reading how patient they were and decided to change it :help:

MWM
05-07-2006, 12:24 AM
Mental error by Arroyo there. He had Estrada 1-2 and he gave him a straight one over the plate.

KronoRed
05-07-2006, 12:24 AM
Stop pitching to that guy

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 12:25 AM
Hudson grounds out to 2nd. Runner goes to 3rd.
Easley pinch hitting for Vargas.

smith288
05-07-2006, 12:25 AM
FSN's graphic on top is really on its game. (its showing Estrada on 2nd - Grande must be workin the controls)

George Foster
05-07-2006, 12:25 AM
Reds strand yet another runner against Claudio Vargas of all people.

Going 1-4 on a roadtrip to Coors Field and Chase Field is brutal.

Not really, both teams are over .500 for the year, and both teams were considered "hot."

smith288
05-07-2006, 12:26 AM
Nice stab Phillips

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 12:26 AM
Great catch by Phillips.

jesusfan
05-07-2006, 12:26 AM
Huge Play right there!

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 12:26 AM
Easley lines out to 2nd. Good diving catch by Phillips saves a run.

GAC
05-07-2006, 12:26 AM
Wow!

Thats why BP should be a 2B.... and not Freel. ;)

MWM
05-07-2006, 12:27 AM
That first pitch to Cousel was right down the middle. The fake bunt fooled the ump.

reds44
05-07-2006, 12:27 AM
nice play

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 12:28 AM
Counsell walks. 1st and 3rd with 2 outs.

VR
05-07-2006, 12:29 AM
Should be last batter of the night for Bronson.

saboforthird
05-07-2006, 12:30 AM
I've not followed Phillips short career, but I like the kid. He reminds me of Barry Larkin. :)

KronoRed
05-07-2006, 12:30 AM
Phillips can stink at the plate all he wants if he plays good D

reds44
05-07-2006, 12:30 AM
I've not followed Phillips short career, but I like the kid. He reminds me of Barry Larkin. :)
Except the whole different position thing.

jesusfan
05-07-2006, 12:32 AM
what a freakin play!!!! wow, nice

WMR
05-07-2006, 12:32 AM
Have you read The Last Season, Reds44?

If you're a Laker fan, it should be required reading... The reason Laker management had to pacify Kobe is b/c Kobe wouldn't play w/ Shaq.

Looking at things from the info that Phil Jackson provides in his book, it really seems apparent that Kobe was the one responsible for poisoning the relationship between he and Shaq.

It all comes back to Kobe and his ego. Buss and company would have preferred to keep them both and win a few more championships, but Kobe wasn't having it.

smith288
05-07-2006, 12:32 AM
This defense looks night and day from yesterday.

GAC
05-07-2006, 12:32 AM
What a play by Hat! WOW!

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 12:32 AM
Hatteberg will never do that again in his life.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 12:32 AM
DaVanon grounds out to 1st. Great play by Hatteberg. 3-1 Dbacks after 6.

jesusfan
05-07-2006, 12:32 AM
Lets go, score some runs!

saboforthird
05-07-2006, 12:32 AM
Dang, NICE play be Hatteberg. The ' D' this season is well.....:D

reds44
05-07-2006, 12:32 AM
Haha Arroyo has got to be pulled.

The D has saved him 3 runs tonight.

QS for him though.

GAC
05-07-2006, 12:33 AM
Hatteberg will never do that again in his life.

Wanna bet?

He's not as bad as some perceive. ;)

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 12:33 AM
Wanna bet?

He's not as bad as some perceive. ;)

He is one of the worst defensive 1B in the game.

George Foster
05-07-2006, 12:33 AM
That's all for Arroyo, he kept us in the game along with some great defense. It's time to put up numbers on the ole' scoreboard.

MWM
05-07-2006, 12:34 AM
I hope Narron cashes in now whil he's ahead and doesn't try to stretch Arroyo that infamous "one more inning." Take what you got and run. Put Shackleford in the game.

TheBigLebowski
05-07-2006, 12:34 AM
I said back in the 2nd that the 'Backs would not get more than 1 additional run off Bronson. Looks like I may be right.....good for him, on a night when he didn't have his best stuff.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 12:34 AM
Luis Vizcaino in to pitch.

Olmedo pinch hitting for Ross.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 12:35 AM
Olmedo flies out to center. 1 out.

GAC
05-07-2006, 12:36 AM
He is one of the worst defensive 1B in the game.


BALONEY!

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 12:36 AM
Valentin pinch hitting for Arroyo.
Valentin strikes out swinging. 2 outs.

smith288
05-07-2006, 12:36 AM
Javier sucks. (jinx myself)

MWM
05-07-2006, 12:38 AM
Javier almost falls over every swing.

flyer85
05-07-2006, 12:38 AM
BALONEY!well, that settles it.

smith288
05-07-2006, 12:38 AM
All they have to do is pitch low and inside to him... will swing and breeze everytime

smith288
05-07-2006, 12:39 AM
Two quality PHs there. :rolleyes:

KronoRed
05-07-2006, 12:39 AM
well, that settles it.
Settles that baloney is in the thread

Who has the bread and mayo?

flyer85
05-07-2006, 12:40 AM
Two quality PHs there. :rolleyes:Denois the best PH the Reds have

KittyDuran
05-07-2006, 12:40 AM
Settles that baloney is in the thread

Who has the bread and mayo?Mustard, please! :)

WMR
05-07-2006, 12:40 AM
well, that settles it.

Don't you know his nickname is "The Pickin' Machine"??????

George Foster
05-07-2006, 12:40 AM
What is Freel doing up there? Someone give him a beer, and settle him down:beerme:

smith288
05-07-2006, 12:40 AM
well, that settles it.
I use the very same argument when the deli tries to get all snippy with me.

VR
05-07-2006, 12:41 AM
Denois the best PH the Reds have

when did we pick up the Frenchman?

KronoRed
05-07-2006, 12:41 AM
Mustard, please! :)
Mustard for Kitty, tomato anyone? :D

WMR
05-07-2006, 12:41 AM
What is Freel doing up there? Someone give him a beer, and settle him down:beerme:

Judging from previous actions, I think alcohol is the last thing that should be administered to 'calm down' Ryan Freel. :laugh:

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 12:41 AM
Freel pops out to 2nd. 3-1 Dbacks mid 7th.

jesusfan
05-07-2006, 12:41 AM
shew... struggle city!

George Foster
05-07-2006, 12:41 AM
What is Freel doing up there? Someone give him a beer, and settle him down:beerme:

Freel took one pitch that at bat.

smith288
05-07-2006, 12:41 AM
when did we pick up the Frenchman?
It explains our offensive retreat

reds44
05-07-2006, 12:42 AM
when did we pick up the Frenchman?
:laugh: :laugh:

Gallen5862
05-07-2006, 12:42 AM
I'll take the Ketchup.

The Baumer
05-07-2006, 12:42 AM
Do you think if we tell the umpire how great Freel's OBP has been the last three years he will let him start the next inning on first base?

TheBigLebowski
05-07-2006, 12:43 AM
Looks like runs won't be a problem tonight, folks!!!

We've looked awful tonight against painfully average pitching.

reds44
05-07-2006, 12:44 AM
Do you think if we tell the umpire how great Freel's OBP has been the last three years he will let him start the next inning on first base?
If you ask redszone, .OBP is the most important stat in baseball.

Gallen5862
05-07-2006, 12:44 AM
How did Arroyo look pitching tonight?

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 12:45 AM
Shackelford in to pitch.

Tracy flies out to right. 1 out.

smith288
05-07-2006, 12:45 AM
How did Arroyo look pitching tonight?
Like turd relative to his previous starts...but good enough to keep the game within reach.

KronoRed
05-07-2006, 12:45 AM
If you ask redszone, .OBP is the most important stat in baseball.
It is :devil:

Falls City Beer
05-07-2006, 12:46 AM
Dunn and Encarnacion are the two best offensive players on the team, right?

They are also the two full-time players with the highest OBP on the team.

Big Klu
05-07-2006, 12:46 AM
How did Arroyo look pitching tonight?

He struggled tonight, but he battled without his best stuff, and he kept the Reds in the game.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 12:46 AM
Gonzalez pops out to 3rd. 2 outs.

VR
05-07-2006, 12:47 AM
I was kinda expecting Freel to come flying into the screen on that popup to Encarnacion

BoydsOfSummer
05-07-2006, 12:47 AM
Any offensive event that doesn't end in an out is the most important stat.

MWM
05-07-2006, 12:47 AM
If you ask redszone, .OBP is the most important stat in baseball.

What is?

jesusfan
05-07-2006, 12:48 AM
Nice Job Schack!

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 12:48 AM
Jackson flies out to center. 3-1 Dbacks after 7.

reds44
05-07-2006, 12:48 AM
I was kinda expecting Freel to come flying into the screen on that popup to Encarnacion
:laugh:

Keep em coming you are on a roll.



Key inning for the Reds, heart of the order.

jesusfan
05-07-2006, 12:48 AM
Lopez-Dunn-EE.... c'mon

reds44
05-07-2006, 12:49 AM
Shack is good.

Plain and simple.

George Foster
05-07-2006, 12:49 AM
Was I the only one who was hoping that Dunn would catch that last out in front of Freel?:D

WMR
05-07-2006, 12:49 AM
What is?

.RISP!!!!!!!

duh! :mooner:

jesusfan
05-07-2006, 12:49 AM
More... More... More.... How do you like it?

Gallen5862
05-07-2006, 12:49 AM
It was important that Arroyo kept us in the game. It continued to help save the bullpen work.

Gallen5862
05-07-2006, 12:50 AM
Great job Shack on the 1 2 3 inning.

GAC
05-07-2006, 12:50 AM
Arroyo, even on an "off" night, kept us in this game. Our impatience at the plate has cost us.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 12:50 AM
Brandon Lyon in to pitch. Tony Clark in to play 1st and bat 9th.

reds44
05-07-2006, 12:51 AM
FeLo should bunt

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 12:51 AM
Lopez strikes out swinging. 1 out.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 12:52 AM
Dunn flies out to center. 2 outs.

TheBigLebowski
05-07-2006, 12:52 AM
I'm geting really tired of Adam Dunn.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 12:53 AM
Encarnacion grounds out to short. 3-1 Dbacks mid 8th.

savafan
05-07-2006, 12:53 AM
What is?

Team Winning Percentage :thumbup:

reds44
05-07-2006, 12:53 AM
That was an impressivly bad inning.

flyer85
05-07-2006, 12:53 AM
I'm geting really tired of Adam Dunn.trade his butt

smith288
05-07-2006, 12:53 AM
Your welcome Diamondbacks... we want to make sur eyou get home at a decent Bucky "bleeping" Dent hour

jesusfan
05-07-2006, 12:53 AM
Freel and Dunn at a robust .237, and .238 respectively!!

George Foster
05-07-2006, 12:53 AM
That was a horrible inning. No patience.

TheBigLebowski
05-07-2006, 12:53 AM
This west coast trip has made us look painfully average.

MWM
05-07-2006, 12:54 AM
I'm geting really tired of Adam Dunn.

Me too, because the rest of the offense is raking right now.

BUTLER REDSFAN
05-07-2006, 12:54 AM
this team seems to sleepwalk everytime they go to the western states year in and year out..its like they have permanent jet lag

flyer85
05-07-2006, 12:54 AM
if they couldn't get to Vargas they were unlikely to score off their pen

reds44
05-07-2006, 12:54 AM
Freel and Dunn at a robust .237, and .238 respectively!!
OBP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It also amazes me how Dunn has 11 hr's but only 19 rbi's.

TheBigLebowski
05-07-2006, 12:55 AM
Honestly...he'll be hitting less than .240 at the end of tonight's game.

He has 19 RBI's and 11 HR's.

Guy is allergic to doing anything useful with runners on base.

I've almost reached my Adam Dunn Breaking Point.

Falls City Beer
05-07-2006, 12:55 AM
if they couldn't get to Vargas they were unlikely to score off their pen

They're two bats and one big starter away from mopping up the NL West for several years in a row. Now that Depodesta's gone from LA.

Patrick Bateman
05-07-2006, 12:56 AM
This west coast trip has made us look painfully average.

Surprising how playing on the road against 2 hot above average teams makes a team look average.

Last week we made the Cards and the Astros look average.

I don't think they are done yet.

MWM
05-07-2006, 12:56 AM
OBP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It also amazes me how Dunn has 11 hr's but only 19 rbi's.

So you think BA is more important to look at?

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 12:56 AM
Mercker in to pitch.

Green doubles to left center.

TheBigLebowski
05-07-2006, 12:56 AM
Me too, because the rest of the offense is raking right now.

You seem to just want to argue...I'll be happy to engage you in said argument.

George Foster
05-07-2006, 12:56 AM
Green padding the stats!!!

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 12:57 AM
Estrada grounds out to short. 1 out.

jesusfan
05-07-2006, 12:58 AM
I said the same thing last night... "Atleast the Astros lost!"

Big Klu
05-07-2006, 12:58 AM
Hudson with the rare double flapped helmet. Is this Little League?

Switch-hitter.

reds44
05-07-2006, 12:59 AM
So you think BA is more important to look at?
No.

They are both important. You can't throw out a sucky batting for a good OBP. Yes I know I am going to get ripped for this and some of you will take it to an extreme and say I said he should never walk, but his job isn't to get on base. It is to get people off of base (drive them in). I'd much rather sacrifice 20 points of his OBP and add them to his average.

Like someone else said.
He has 11 homers and 19 rbi's. He is allergic to doing anything with men on base.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 12:59 AM
Hudson strikes out looking. 2 outs.

MWM
05-07-2006, 12:59 AM
You seem to just want to argue...I'll be happy to engage you in said argument.

Well, can you do any better than BA, RISP, or RBI? Because those arguments have been routinely debunked on this site without any real challenges.

TheBigLebowski
05-07-2006, 12:59 AM
Nice K

George Foster
05-07-2006, 12:59 AM
That was the Merker of old. To bad he's just to old to do it more.

BUTLER REDSFAN
05-07-2006, 12:59 AM
is it my imagination or has arizona had a runner at second base the whole game?

MWM
05-07-2006, 01:00 AM
Like someone else said.
He has 11 homers and 19 rbi's. He is allergic to doing anything with men on base.

And I'm sure that has nothing to do with the fact that pitchers are allergic to throwing anything near the plate to Adam Dunn with runners on. If you look at his splits or watch the games, it becomes painfully obvious that when guys are on base, the opposing pitchers aren't giving him anythign to hit.

jesusfan
05-07-2006, 01:00 AM
yeah... we're very lucky to be down only 3-1....

reds44
05-07-2006, 01:01 AM
And I'm sure that has nothing to do with the fact that pitchers are allergic to throwing anything near the plate to Adam Dunn with runners on.
Oh please.

It is never Adam Dunn's fault.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 01:01 AM
Clark grounds out to 3rd. 3-1 Dbacks after 8.

The Baumer
05-07-2006, 01:01 AM
The ump just saved a run.

And what has Freel's OBP been the last 10 games?

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 01:02 AM
Hatteberg, Kearns and Phillips due up in the 9th.

Big Klu
05-07-2006, 01:02 AM
Overall, solid pitching tonight. Arroyo didn't have his best stuff, but he battled for six innings and kept the Reds in the game. Shackelford and Mercker each chipped in with one effective inning of relief.

Now let's get the bats going!

smith288
05-07-2006, 01:03 AM
is it my imagination or has arizona had a runner at second base the whole game?
Its a new rule or something. Inning starts with a man on second.

jesusfan
05-07-2006, 01:03 AM
Okay... we can hit this Valverde chump!

reds44
05-07-2006, 01:03 AM
And I'm sure that has nothing to do with the fact that pitchers are allergic to throwing anything near the plate to Adam Dunn with runners on. If you look at his splits or watch the games, it becomes painfully obvious that when guys are on base, the opposing pitchers aren't giving him anythign to hit.
Somehow guys like Pujols, Bonds, Thome, etc. find ways to drive in.

They are much more feared hitters then Adam Dunn.

MWM
05-07-2006, 01:03 AM
Oh please.

It is never Adam Dunn's fault.

Really, so you're saying I'm wrong. He gets plenty to hit with men on?

Falls City Beer
05-07-2006, 01:03 AM
Well, can you do any better than BA, RISP, or RBI? Because those arguments have been routinely debunked on this site without any real challenges.

Dude, don't even bother. It was like trying to speak another language when I tried to argue with him the other night about the Coors effect.

reds44
05-07-2006, 01:04 AM
4 earned runs the last 2 days

most likely 2 losses

terrible

flyer85
05-07-2006, 01:04 AM
walks and a dinger is the only hope

MWM
05-07-2006, 01:05 AM
Dude, don't even bother. It was like trying to speak another language when I tried to argue with him the other night about the Coors effect.

Yeah, I kept telling myself I would refrain but I was pulled in tonight for the last time. I sometimes wonder if some folks are still driving a horse and buggy.

jesusfan
05-07-2006, 01:05 AM
Good Eye Hatte!

smith288
05-07-2006, 01:05 AM
4 earned runs the last 2 days

most likely 2 losses

terrible
Getting into on of those times where the hitting cant synch with the pitching or vice versa.... or the d just ruins a game for us.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 01:05 AM
Jose Valverde in to pitch.

Hatteberg leads off with a walk.

jesusfan
05-07-2006, 01:05 AM
Lets go Ears.... Get into one!

VR
05-07-2006, 01:05 AM
That was the Merker of old. To bad he's just to old to do it more.


He's actually pitched some of the best baseball of his life the last 4 years.

The Baumer
05-07-2006, 01:05 AM
KEARNS needs to go DEEP.

jesusfan
05-07-2006, 01:06 AM
That was close....

smith288
05-07-2006, 01:06 AM
Kearns should be walking back to the dugout...horrible call...but ok.

VR
05-07-2006, 01:08 AM
When Kearns remembers how to drop the bat head down on those inside pitches, lights out NL. He's got such opposite field prowess, but he's got to prove he can't be pitched hard inside.

jesusfan
05-07-2006, 01:08 AM
Kearns is battling!

The Baumer
05-07-2006, 01:08 AM
The Colonel teases us with impressive fouls.

KronoRed
05-07-2006, 01:09 AM
I echo the words Kearns just said

jesusfan
05-07-2006, 01:09 AM
PO to counsell! 1 down, lets go BP

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 01:09 AM
Kearns pops out to short. 1 out.

Cant Touch This
05-07-2006, 01:09 AM
This sucks. No TV in Vegas, because the D'backs are one of our SIX home teams. What a freakin' joke. So any time the Reds are in Arizona, LA, San Diego, or San Fran, I won't get the game. I loathe blackout policies.

reds44
05-07-2006, 01:09 AM
I echo the words Kearns just said
:thumbup:

jesusfan
05-07-2006, 01:10 AM
swung at ball 3...

The Baumer
05-07-2006, 01:10 AM
Setting things up for the Olmedo 3 run homer.

KronoRed
05-07-2006, 01:11 AM
Phillips swinging at stuff he can't touch

jesusfan
05-07-2006, 01:11 AM
ANOTHER FREAKIN PO! 2 down

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 01:11 AM
Phillips breaks his bat and fouls out to 2nd. 2 outs.

VR
05-07-2006, 01:11 AM
Brandon wants no part of a walk, having swung at balls 3 and 4, and quite possibly 1 and 2 also.

reds44
05-07-2006, 01:11 AM
BP swung at ball 3 and 4

savafan
05-07-2006, 01:11 AM
I sometimes wonder if some folks are still driving a horse and buggy.

You mean like the Amish? :devil:

Big Klu
05-07-2006, 01:12 AM
Setting things up for the Olmedo 3 run homer.

Olmedo already pinch-hit earlier in the game.

Falls City Beer
05-07-2006, 01:12 AM
Phillips swinging at stuff he can't touch

It's a good habit. It's in the primer of scrappiness.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 01:12 AM
McCracken pinch hitting for Mercker.
McCracken grounds into a 4-6 fielder's choice. Reds lose 3-1.

reds44
05-07-2006, 01:12 AM
Swung at a pitch at his eyes

jesusfan
05-07-2006, 01:12 AM
Pitch right down the ole cod, and he takes it!

GAC
05-07-2006, 01:13 AM
You mean like the Amish? :devil:

Amish are old school ;)

jesusfan
05-07-2006, 01:13 AM
Reds you suck! Bye

flyer85
05-07-2006, 01:13 AM
ANOTHER FREAKIN PO! 2 downValverde has nasty stuff. His weakness is walks and an elevated HR rate but he misses lots of bats

flynn78
05-07-2006, 01:13 AM
Shoot!

reds44
05-07-2006, 01:13 AM
Then took one right down central

KronoRed
05-07-2006, 01:13 AM
We have to trust Dave Williams to avoid the sweep :help:

flynn78
05-07-2006, 01:14 AM
We have to trust Dave Williams to avoid the sweep :help:
Kind of like trusting a used car salesman not to rip you off;)

TheBigLebowski
05-07-2006, 01:14 AM
Unreal. Bad loss.

flyer85
05-07-2006, 01:15 AM
We have to trust Dave Williams to avoid the sweep :help:I feel safe in predicting that one run won't cut it for the Reds on Sunday

Big Klu
05-07-2006, 01:15 AM
I don't remember seeing a single Red Roof Inn commercial. Have we lost our mojo?!

CTA513
05-07-2006, 01:16 AM
I think last years Reds might have showed up.

flyer85
05-07-2006, 01:16 AM
that 20-11 record sure sucks

savafan
05-07-2006, 01:16 AM
Amish are old school ;)

Yes, and they are scrappe

CTA513
05-07-2006, 01:18 AM
that 20-11 record sure sucks

Good record, but they seem to be lost lately when people are on base.

flyer85
05-07-2006, 01:18 AM
Good record, but they seem to be lost lately when people are on base.they should be 31-0

MWM
05-07-2006, 01:20 AM
Coming off winning 4 out of 5 against the Cards and Astros after sweeping the Nats, this road trip was almost inevitable. I'm not that worried about it. This happens even to good teams. Their next 9 games are against the Nats, Phils, and Bucs and 6 of them are at home. THAT'S when we'll learn about what this team is made of. These types of road trips don't tell us much.

CTA513
05-07-2006, 01:22 AM
they should be 31-0

they should also all have 0.00 ERAs and strike out every batter they face.

flyer85
05-07-2006, 01:22 AM
the season is nothing but a series of ups and down. Hopefully in the end it will have more ups than downs. They are going through a bit of a slump at the moment with the bats. I for one am not worried about the offense. It will be the quality of the pitching that will determine the ultimate success of the 2006 Reds

flyer85
05-07-2006, 01:23 AM
they should also all have 0.00 ERAs and strike out every batter they face.Exactly. They should never lose.

CTA513
05-07-2006, 01:26 AM
Exactly. They should never lose.

Narron should be fired for allowing the Reds to lose 11 games.

flyer85
05-07-2006, 01:26 AM
Narron should be fired for allowing the Reds to lose 11 games.and all the players released and the team disbanded.

CTA513
05-07-2006, 01:29 AM
and all the players released and the team disbanded.

the players will be released but they will keep the team and fill it with only out of shape ex-football players.

Big Klu
05-07-2006, 01:51 AM
No changes tonight.


Updated Reds HR list (players in italics are active):

Reds All-Time Home Run Leaders
1. Johnny Bench - 389
2. Frank Robinson - 324
3. Tony Perez - 287
4. Ted Kluszewski - 251
5. George Foster - 244
6. Eric Davis - 203
7. Barry Larkin - 198
8. Vada Pinson - 186
9. Wally Post - 172
10. Adam Dunn - 169
11. Gus Bell - 160
12. Joe Morgan - 152
12. Pete Rose - 152
14. Lee May - 147
15. Ken Griffey, Jr. - 140
16. Dan Driessen - 133
17. Reggie Sanders - 125
18. Ernie Lombardi - 120
19. Sean Casey - 118
20. Frank McCormick - 110
21. Dave Parker - 107
22. Chris Sabo - 104
23. Dave Concepcion - 101
24. Gordy Coleman - 98
25. Paul O'Neill - 96

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 02:00 AM
After a most likely 1-4 roadtrip, anything less than 6-3 vs the Nats, Phillies, and Pirates would be a huge disappointment.

Patrick Bateman
05-07-2006, 02:02 AM
After a mostly 1-4 roadtrip, anything less than 6-3 vs the Nats, Phillies, and Pirates would be a huge disappointment.

Honestly, no need to throw away the next game so easily as bad of a match-up as it looks.

As bad as Williams is, the Reds have won 3 out of his 5 starts. When our offense shows up they can match Williams' crappines. They aren't playing great right now, but they could bust out any time. There is a chance.

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 02:05 AM
After a mostly 1-4 roadtrip, anything less than 6-3 vs the Nats, Phillies, and Pirates would be a huge disappointment.

Doh! What the hell was I thinking there. That is supposed to read, "After a most likely" 1-4 roadtrip, not mostly.

Patrick Bateman
05-07-2006, 02:09 AM
Doh! What the hell was I thinking there. That is supposed to read, "After a most likely" 1-4 roadtrip, not mostly.

Ah, I thought the word "mostly" didn't fit in. That makes sense.

KronoRed
05-07-2006, 04:22 AM
they should be 31-0
Even that's not good enough.

GAC
05-07-2006, 07:05 AM
We have to trust Dave Williams to avoid the sweep :help:

Hernandez ain't lookin' any better at 2-3, with a 6.39 ERA, 1.55 WHIP

In his last start vs the Dodgers, he got the win yet yielded six runs, nine hits and a pair of walks in 3 2/3 innings against the Dodgers on Tuesday. LA won 10-8.

Lets hope we helps us break out of our mini offensive slump.

Falls City Beer
05-07-2006, 01:54 PM
Hernandez ain't lookin' any better at 2-3, with a 6.39 ERA, 1.55 WHIP

In his last start vs the Dodgers, he got the win yet yielded six runs, nine hits and a pair of walks in 3 2/3 innings against the Dodgers on Tuesday. LA won 10-8.

Lets hope we helps us break out of our mini offensive slump.

Hernandez is just asking to get better though. He's K-ing people at well better than a batter per inning. He's been unbelievably hit unlucky. I expect today is the day he starts to turn it around, against a severely slumping offense at the end of a bad road trip.