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THNDRacket
05-07-2006, 06:03 PM
Dunn didn't swing at a pitch at all.

TheBigLebowski
05-07-2006, 06:03 PM
All of a sudden El Duque is setting us down like a sea-level Jeff Francis.

6-4-3
05-07-2006, 06:04 PM
EE has looked bad at the plate today.

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 06:04 PM
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

That strike 3 on Dunn was 8-10 inches outside.

Awful.

QUESTEC!

reds44
05-07-2006, 06:04 PM
The DBack color guy is on crack.

'That was right down the middle'

MWM
05-07-2006, 06:04 PM
EdE is flailing today.

He struggles with crafty pitchers.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:04 PM
Encarnacion pops out. 2 outs.

reds44
05-07-2006, 06:05 PM
EE has looked bad at the plate today.
Yeah El Deuqe has been killing him.

MWM
05-07-2006, 06:05 PM
Yeah, that strike 3 to Dunn was clearly outside.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:05 PM
This ump likes to take 45 minutes to call balls & strikes.
He calls pitches as quickly as Williams throws to 2nd.

OSURedLeg
05-07-2006, 06:05 PM
EdE has really struggled to pick the ball up off of Hernandez today. Not a matchup he's probably looking forward to in the future.

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 06:05 PM
The DBack color guy is on crack.

'That was right down the middle'

The ball was closer to the left field foul pole than it was down the middle.

I bet Dunn would walk 200 times a year if baseball had questec.

Big Klu
05-07-2006, 06:06 PM
It's a joke. You know--"try the veal" "I'll be here all week."

Just glad I could thoroughly transmit how disgusted I am with this team right now.

Well, I didn't think it was very funny. I just thought it was disgusting, and I don't think that kind of "bathroom humor" is appropriate for this board.

But you likely don't really care what I think. And I don't really care whether you do or not. I just wanted to go on the record as to say that I found it to be disgusting.

Kc61
05-07-2006, 06:06 PM
All of a sudden El Duque is setting us down like a sea-level Jeff Francis.

Right because we gave him a second chance. This guy is a tough veteran pitcher. You have to get to him early and take the game away from him. Williams let him off the hook.

If Krivsky really intends to have a good season with this team, he should dump Williams like he did Womack.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:07 PM
Hatteberg grounds out to short. 5-4 Dbacks mid 5th.

THNDRacket
05-07-2006, 06:07 PM
EE has looked bad at the plate today.

He's been swinging at everything. Actually, his last at bat looked like three really good pitches to hit, but he missed them all.

Red in Chicago
05-07-2006, 06:08 PM
i just hope this short trip to the west coast isn't like our west coast trip a couple of years ago, when the a's kicked our butts and the rest of the season was lost...

Big Klu
05-07-2006, 06:08 PM
Multi-tasking!

gilpdawg
05-07-2006, 06:08 PM
Multi-tasking.

TheBigLebowski
05-07-2006, 06:10 PM
A strikeout???

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:10 PM
Gonzalez strikes out swinging. 1 out.

OSURedLeg
05-07-2006, 06:10 PM
I think somehow Gonzalez was ahead of that fastball by Williams. Now that is scrappy.

ThatPitchIsDunn
05-07-2006, 06:10 PM
Wow.

REALLY put Gonzo on suicide alert, Williams struck him out swinging.

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 06:10 PM
I think that curveball just hit the roof.

THNDRacket
05-07-2006, 06:11 PM
Good work there by Williams. He buzzes Gonzales high and inside, then strikes him out swinging on a high fastball.

I don't necessarily think it was done intentionally though.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:11 PM
Jackson flies out to right. 2 outs.

Falls City Beer
05-07-2006, 06:11 PM
Well, I didn't think it was very funny. I just thought it was disgusting, and I don't think that kind of "bathroom humor" is appropriate for this board.

But you likely don't really care what I think. And I don't really care whether you do or not. I just wanted to go on the record as to say that I found it to be disgusting.

You really need to relax. I find your tone completely unacceptable.

Red in Chicago
05-07-2006, 06:11 PM
I think that curveball just hit the roof.

yeah, i don't think i've seen one like that for quite some time...a real rainbow curve

doug flynn
05-07-2006, 06:12 PM
If you take away all of his starts he has a 0.00 ERA.

Williams was born with a 6.30 ERA.

gilpdawg
05-07-2006, 06:13 PM
Well, nobody's said Williams doesn't have a nice curveball, he just doesn't have anything else.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:13 PM
Easley flies out to center. 5-4 Dbacks after 5.

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 06:13 PM
Kearns is going to homer this inning.

DoogMinAmo
05-07-2006, 06:13 PM
To those watching the game, is Dookie benefitting from a larger strike zone than Williams? From Gameday its seems like he is getting squeezed in comparison.

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 06:14 PM
Well, nobody's said Williams doesn't have a nice curveball, he just doesn't have anything else.

His curveball is average at best.

gilpdawg
05-07-2006, 06:14 PM
If anybody gets on this inning, we'll probably see a PH for Williams, so if he leaves with the Reds only down 1, it's a small miracle.

gilpdawg
05-07-2006, 06:14 PM
His curveball is average at best.
Well I didn't mean he was Sal Maglie.

smith288
05-07-2006, 06:15 PM
Here comes the light hitting fat slob Austin.

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 06:15 PM
Damnit!!! It went foul.

gilpdawg
05-07-2006, 06:15 PM
Kearns is going to homer this inning.
Almost.

Red in Chicago
05-07-2006, 06:15 PM
Kearns is going to homer this inning.


thisclose ;)

never mind...you were right after all !!!

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:15 PM
Kearns is going to homer this inning.
Kearns just missed a long foul ball down the left field line.

Big Klu
05-07-2006, 06:15 PM
You really need to relax. I find your tone completely unacceptable.

Just glad that I could thoroughly transmit my disgust.

gilpdawg
05-07-2006, 06:15 PM
LOL!! Way to call it man!

smith288
05-07-2006, 06:15 PM
Austin straightens it out. :)

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 06:15 PM
Kearns is going to homer this inning.

Ahem.

Petitt33
05-07-2006, 06:16 PM
Kearns with a jack!!!

5-5

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:16 PM
Kearns is going to homer this inning.
You called it. Kearns homers 5-5!

Kc61
05-07-2006, 06:16 PM
As somebody said, his whole career Kearns hits long balls in streaks. Maybe one is starting now.

TheBigLebowski
05-07-2006, 06:16 PM
Kearns is going to homer this inning.

Excellent call!!!!!

THNDRacket
05-07-2006, 06:16 PM
Now that's what I like to see. Usually when a batter fouls one off like that, he doens't get a second chance.

Falls City Beer
05-07-2006, 06:16 PM
First homer in 3 weeks, 2 days.

Big Klu
05-07-2006, 06:16 PM
The Horsemen ride again, as Kearns executes a spinebuster on El Duque!

OSURedLeg
05-07-2006, 06:16 PM
Ahem.

Even a blind squirrel finds an accorn every now and again ;)

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:16 PM
Phillips flies out to right. 1 out.

gilpdawg
05-07-2006, 06:17 PM
Rick "goatee of doom" White up in the bully.

Patrick Bateman
05-07-2006, 06:17 PM
Kearns is going to homer this inning.

See what happens when you make a positive prediction....:laugh:

Keep it up.

captainmorgan07
05-07-2006, 06:17 PM
Reds offense saving dave williams A** every 5th day

TheBigLebowski
05-07-2006, 06:17 PM
Brandon Phillips is going to fly out to right.

CTA513
05-07-2006, 06:17 PM
To those watching the game, is Dookie benefitting from a larger strike zone than Williams? From Gameday its seems like he is getting squeezed in comparison.

At first they seemed the same, but the longer the game has gone on it looks like Hernandez is getting calls that Williams isnt getting.

vaticanplum
05-07-2006, 06:17 PM
OBM, see what happens with a little optimism?

I send you a hug.

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 06:17 PM
Just to toot my horn for a second...I am 3-for-3 in home run predictions this year. I correctly predicted a HR by Encarnacion vs the Marlins on that Tuesday night, I predicted a HR by Dunn in Coors on Thursday night, and now this one by Kearns. :cool:

Kc61
05-07-2006, 06:18 PM
Most important part of Kearns homer is that Williams' lineup spot comes up this inning. Hopefully, his day is done.

gilpdawg
05-07-2006, 06:18 PM
Aquino up throwing for the "Snakes in a Desert."

vaticanplum
05-07-2006, 06:18 PM
Just to toot my horn for a second...I am 3-for-3 in home run predictions this year. I correctly predicted a HR by Encarnacion vs the Marlins on that Tuesday night, I predicted a HR by Dunn in Coors on Thursday night, and now this one by Kearns. :cool:

Can you predict a 0.00 ERA by our bullpen today?

gilpdawg
05-07-2006, 06:18 PM
Olmedo PH Williams.

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 06:18 PM
OBM, see what happens with a little optimism?

I send you a hug.

Sorry, but it's hard to be optimistic when they have have five straight losing seasons. :p:

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:19 PM
Larue walks. Olmedo pinch hitting for Williams.

captainmorgan07
05-07-2006, 06:19 PM
larue walks

red-in-la
05-07-2006, 06:19 PM
What in the world is LaRue doing in this line up? Left handers are hitting almost .400 of this guy and Valentin sits.......

Big Klu
05-07-2006, 06:19 PM
Ray-Ray pinch-hitting for Williams.

OSURedLeg
05-07-2006, 06:19 PM
First homer in 3 weeks, 2 days.

FCB, do you have anything positive to say at all about Kearns??? I think he's showing his old form this season and it wouldn't kill you to at least cheer for him when he does well instead of pointing out that he hasn't hit a homer in 3 weeks.

Red in Chicago
05-07-2006, 06:19 PM
obm...any suggestions on the lottery ;)

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:20 PM
Williams typically horrible line for the day: 5IP, 8H, 5ER, 2BB, 1 K.

captainmorgan07
05-07-2006, 06:20 PM
hernadez's era is about as bad as williams but i'd take him over davie boy any day

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 06:20 PM
Ump just called the same pitch he called strike 3 on Dunn a ball on Olmedo. Go figure.

Big Klu
05-07-2006, 06:21 PM
Something has got to be done about getting Olmedo a regular number when the Reds get back home. #62 doesn't cut it!

(#9 and #15 are available.)

Kc61
05-07-2006, 06:22 PM
Something has got to be done about getting Olmedo a regular number when the Reds get back home. #62 doesn't cut it!

(#9 and #15 are available.)

Maybe we can get him Williams' number.

vaticanplum
05-07-2006, 06:22 PM
hernadez's era is about as bad as williams but i'd take him over davie boy any day

I have a theory that he can't pitch unless the bases are loaded.

captainmorgan07
05-07-2006, 06:22 PM
dave needs to be sent out of town quick leave him in arizona if they have to

OSURedLeg
05-07-2006, 06:22 PM
Maybe we can get him Williams' number.

Nah, we don't wanna jinx the kid

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:23 PM
Olmedo flies out to left. 2 outs.

captainmorgan07
05-07-2006, 06:23 PM
olmedo sure made hernadez work

Big Klu
05-07-2006, 06:24 PM
Maybe we can get him Williams' number.

That wouldn't help Ray-Ray much, though. #52 is OK for pitchers, but it is still unacceptable for middle infielders.

captainmorgan07
05-07-2006, 06:24 PM
q up lookin for 3-4 i think he gets it with another single

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 06:24 PM
And now he calls a pitch on the outside corner a ball on McCracken. I guess he only calls them strikes if they are 8 inches outside.;)

Big Klu
05-07-2006, 06:25 PM
q up lookin for 3-4 i think he gets it with another single

Will you settle for 2-3 with a walk?

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:25 PM
McCracken walks on 4 pitches. 1st and 2nd with 2 outs.

captainmorgan07
05-07-2006, 06:25 PM
yea for q that aint bad

THNDRacket
05-07-2006, 06:25 PM
110 pitches for Hernandez

OSURedLeg
05-07-2006, 06:26 PM
C'mon Felipe

Falls City Beer
05-07-2006, 06:26 PM
FCB, do you have anything positive to say at all about Kearns??? I think he's showing his old form this season and it wouldn't kill you to at least cheer for him when he does well instead of pointing out that he hasn't hit a homer in 3 weeks.

Here's my story viz. Kearns. I was a huge, huge supporter of Kearns once upon a time--I did so in the face of strong and solid arguments from guys like M2, princeton and others on the board. I defended even up till his send-down last season, pointing to the absurdity of that way of "disciplining" players.

But when he came back up later in the season he was pouty and sucked just as bad as he did when he was sent down. I give him some leeway because of the shoulder injury, but after his dogging it last season, he's completely stretched my respect for him. He's whiny, performs below his capabilities, and has lost much of the power that made him an elite prospect/player once upon a time.

He needs to get traded before he tanks it again when the team goes through a rough spot; he's worth much more to this team in trade than in offensive production going forward.

M2 has made very sound arguments and cases for Kearns "old player" build and playing style. He's like a younger-than-30 late era Dante Bichette, IMO. The sooner he's gone, the better.

OSURedLeg
05-07-2006, 06:26 PM
Great Hustle by Felipe and the bases are juiced for Dunn!

THNDRacket
05-07-2006, 06:26 PM
Nice hustle.

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 06:27 PM
Bases loaded for Dunn.

A grand slam would be nice.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:27 PM
Lopez reaches on an infield hit. Bases loaded for Dunn.

captainmorgan07
05-07-2006, 06:27 PM
the scrappiness shines threw willaims unscrappy pitching performance again

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 06:28 PM
Dunn hit a grand slam in Arizona last year off Brandon Webb.

Big Klu
05-07-2006, 06:28 PM
FCB,

If you got something to say, then say it in public and don't be a coward about it.

OSURedLeg
05-07-2006, 06:29 PM
FCB, it's cool if you think the Reds should trade Kearns for pitching - there's a sound argument there. The only thing I was pointing out was not to be salty if he does well while he's in a Reds uniform.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:29 PM
Greg Aquino in to pitch.

OSURedLeg
05-07-2006, 06:30 PM
Dunn with a 3 run double!!!

captainmorgan07
05-07-2006, 06:31 PM
2 quick balls to dunn

THNDRacket
05-07-2006, 06:31 PM
How sweet it is!

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:31 PM
Dunn doubles to left center. 8-5 Reds!!!

5 RBI's for Dunn today.

Big Klu
05-07-2006, 06:31 PM
Three-run double for Dunn!

Getting it Dunn, Horseman-style!

Falls City Beer
05-07-2006, 06:31 PM
FCB,

If you got something to say, then say it in public and don't be a coward about it.

What I have to say to you isn't "family" appropriate. Hence the private route. I recommend you do the same, good buddy.

TheBigLebowski
05-07-2006, 06:32 PM
:beerme: :beerme:

OSURedLeg
05-07-2006, 06:32 PM
Dunn 2 for 2 in the game with RISP. Nice :cool:

captainmorgan07
05-07-2006, 06:32 PM
gameday says lopez is on 3rd

ThatPitchIsDunn
05-07-2006, 06:32 PM
Three-run double for Dunn!

Getting it Dunn, Horseman-style!


Adam hits Aquino with a Stone Cold Dunner for the 3 count!

reds44
05-07-2006, 06:32 PM
Dunn!

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:32 PM
Encarnacion grounds out to 2nd. 8-5 Reds mid 6th.

redsmetz
05-07-2006, 06:32 PM
Dunn doubles to left center. 8-5 Reds!!!

5 RBI's for Dunn today.

Gameday is so whacked out - it had Dunn knocking in two runs and was showing Lopez at third. It is so slow this year. Generally behind at least one pitch.

captainmorgan07
05-07-2006, 06:33 PM
yea those bozoo's at mlb can't get with the program

DoogMinAmo
05-07-2006, 06:33 PM
Anyone else perplexed why a RHP was brought in to face Dunn?

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 06:33 PM
Bases loaded for Dunn.

A grand slam would be nice.

3-run double works for me.

captainmorgan07
05-07-2006, 06:33 PM
now they fix it

redsmetz
05-07-2006, 06:33 PM
They must have had him on a slow boat to China - he finally scored. LOL

redsrule2500
05-07-2006, 06:34 PM
His OB has been fine. His slugging has dropped .100 points since April 21st. He's been reduced to the singles/occasional doubles hitter that he's become. And we all saw what Sean Casey got us in trade.


Like that HR?

ThatPitchIsDunn
05-07-2006, 06:34 PM
Anyone else perplexed why a RHP was brought in to face Dunn?

Arizona doesn't have a lefty in the pen. At least that's what George was saying. How that's possible I'm not sure.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:34 PM
Rick White in to pitch.

Falls City Beer
05-07-2006, 06:35 PM
Like that HR?

Bout freakin' time.

redsrule2500
05-07-2006, 06:35 PM
gameday just swtiched me to dodgers - brewers!!!

VR
05-07-2006, 06:35 PM
Williams in line for the W. :laugh:

THNDRacket
05-07-2006, 06:35 PM
Anyone else perplexed why a RHP was brought in to face Dunn?

I don't think the DBacks have a lefty in the pen.

captainmorgan07
05-07-2006, 06:35 PM
daigle in the pen wonder if his wife's in the stands she's good looking

redsmetz
05-07-2006, 06:36 PM
Arizona doesn't have a lefty in the pen. At least that's what George was saying. How that's possible I'm not sure.

Dave Williams would fit in just fine.

DoogMinAmo
05-07-2006, 06:36 PM
Arizona doesn't have a lefty in the pen. At least that's what George was saying. How that's possible I'm not sure.

I noticed that after I posted, should have checked first. Having a LOOGY is apparently VERY important.

captainmorgan07
05-07-2006, 06:36 PM
dave williams inline for the win he's so dang lucky we have a good offense as i stated before the reds offense saving dave williams A** every 5th day

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:36 PM
Green grounds out to 2nd. 1 out.

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 06:37 PM
Bout freakin' time.

Again, his homers come in bunches. Expect three or four more in the next week or so.

He is 6 inches away from two in this game.

Big Klu
05-07-2006, 06:37 PM
What I have to say to you isn't "family" appropriate.

Neither is talking about "crapping in your mouth", but that hasn't stopped you before.

So step up to the plate, buddy. If you got something to say, say it in public.

membengal
05-07-2006, 06:38 PM
Williams typically horrible line for the day: 5IP, 8H, 5ER, 2BB, 1 K.

The more horrible thing is to listen to Welsh's constant excuses for him. Bad is bad. Glad the Reds hitters could pick him up, but bad is bad.

Falls City Beer
05-07-2006, 06:38 PM
Neither is talking about "crapping in your mouth", but that hasn't stopped you before.

So step up to the plate, buddy. If you got something to say, say it in public.

Hey, I took this private. You obviously don't understand the rules of this board.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:38 PM
Snyder flies out. 2 outs.

DoogMinAmo
05-07-2006, 06:38 PM
Neither is talking about "crapping in your mouth", but that hasn't stopped you before.

So step up to the plate, buddy. If you got something to say, say it in public.

Both of you, quit it.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:40 PM
Green pinch hits and doubles to left.

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 06:40 PM
Need to hang on and win this one. A 2-3 roadtrip isn't all that bad, 1-4 not too good.

I'll take a 21-11 record going back home to face the Nationals.

DoogMinAmo
05-07-2006, 06:41 PM
Eric Byrnes does not have a very flattering picture on Gameday.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:41 PM
Byrnes hit by the pitch. 1st and 2nd with 2 outs.

red-in-la
05-07-2006, 06:42 PM
Another Dunn double......any decent outfielder would have cruised back and caught that ball......somebody get something on Narron and force him to make Dunn the 1B he was meant to be.

This inning would be over with a decent LF.

DoogMinAmo
05-07-2006, 06:43 PM
Orlando Hudson owns a .557 OPS against RHP this year. :eek:

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 06:43 PM
Awesome.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:43 PM
Hudson triples in 2 runs. Should not have been a triple but the ball went right by McCracken. 8-7.

VR
05-07-2006, 06:43 PM
Making Hudson look like Robbie Alomar this series.

OSURedLeg
05-07-2006, 06:43 PM
So much for the positive vibes for Rick White. 8-7 Reds

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 06:43 PM
All this because Rick White couldn't retire Andy freakin' Green. Sad. Retire please.

George Foster
05-07-2006, 06:44 PM
All of the runs have happened with two outs...McCracken also took the wrong angle to the ball, it cost us a run.

redsrule2500
05-07-2006, 06:45 PM
Well this sucks, whose coming in??

Hopefully they are better than White.

Would Freel have had that ball caught?!?

reds44
05-07-2006, 06:45 PM
We only have 4 guys in our bullpen that can actually pitch.
Coffey, Shack, Merk, and Weathers

You can only hide that for so long.

red-in-la
05-07-2006, 06:45 PM
All this because Rick White couldn't retire Andy freakin' Green. Sad. Retire please.

No...all this because Dunn can't play the outfield.....:bang:

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:45 PM
Brian Shackelford in to pitch.

OSURedLeg
05-07-2006, 06:45 PM
Shackelford in

DoogMinAmo
05-07-2006, 06:46 PM
We only have 4 guys in our bullpen that can actually pitch.
Coffey, Shack, Merk, and Weathers

You can only hide that for so long.

Not a Chris Hammond fan eh?:D

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:47 PM
Tracy pops out to short. 8-7 Reds after 6.

reds44
05-07-2006, 06:47 PM
Shack is good.

He should have been here sicne OD.

OSURedLeg
05-07-2006, 06:48 PM
Shack mops up the 6th. Hopefully he'll be able to run out and give us a no-run 7th.

reds44
05-07-2006, 06:48 PM
No...all this because Dunn can't play the outfield.....:bang:
huh?


Missed that.

smith288
05-07-2006, 06:48 PM
Cracken took a very bad route to the ball.

George Foster
05-07-2006, 06:48 PM
Did the Rockies sweep Houston? We were lucky to get a split the way we are playing.

Kc61
05-07-2006, 06:48 PM
Can't blame Narron for using White there. He's been ok lately. Maybe lefty stays in for Gonzo, then we'll see Coffey.

Adding a couple more runs wouldn't hurt.

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 06:49 PM
No...all this because Dunn can't play the outfield.....:bang:

That ball hit the wall. Mike Cameron wouldn't have caught that.

captainmorgan07
05-07-2006, 06:49 PM
this whole dunn to first base thing needs to happen fast i like dunn as much as the rest of us on here but some of the balls he mis plays and or doens't get to could cost us later in the year

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:50 PM
Casey Daigle in to pitch.

captainmorgan07
05-07-2006, 06:50 PM
daigle in where's jenny finch at

reds44
05-07-2006, 06:50 PM
Marty in the AZ booth right now.

Good to see.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:50 PM
Did the Rockies sweep Houston? We were lucky to get a split the way we are playing.Yes Rockies won 5-3 to complete the sweep.

captainmorgan07
05-07-2006, 06:50 PM
need runs right here

MWM
05-07-2006, 06:50 PM
Why doesn Narron always prefer Rick White to Belisle? Makes no sense to me. White is terrible.

gilpdawg
05-07-2006, 06:51 PM
George has no idea whose pitching.

westofyou
05-07-2006, 06:51 PM
It was Mrs Peacock in Billard Room with the Candlestick... it was all her fault.

captainmorgan07
05-07-2006, 06:51 PM
Why doesn Narron always prefer Rick White to Belisle? Makes no sense to me. White is terrible.
the old scrappy veteran thing im sure

MWM
05-07-2006, 06:51 PM
Dunn must have taken some Claritin today because his allergies to hitting with RISP doesn't seem to be bothering him today. :lol:

reds44
05-07-2006, 06:51 PM
Why doesn Narron always prefer Rick White to Belisle? Makes no sense to me. White is terrible.
Dude so is Belisle. We have to pray our starters go at least 6 every game or the sucky part of our pen gets exposed.

Falls City Beer
05-07-2006, 06:52 PM
Three more innings: that's a millennium for this bullpen.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:52 PM
Hatteberg grounds out to 2nd. 1 out.

captainmorgan07
05-07-2006, 06:52 PM
hatte grounds out to hudson

Big Klu
05-07-2006, 06:53 PM
It was Mrs Peacock in Billard Room with the Candlestick... it was all her fault.

Ehhh, they haven't played ball at Candlestick in a long time! :D

captainmorgan07
05-07-2006, 06:53 PM
coffey up in the pen hopefully he can go 2 innings

OSURedLeg
05-07-2006, 06:53 PM
Dude so is Belisle. We have to pray our starters go at least 6 every game or the sucky part of our pen gets exposed.

I have to disagree with you on that. I think Belisle does a pretty decent job, certainly moreso than White.

westofyou
05-07-2006, 06:53 PM
Ehhh, they haven't played ball at Candlestick in a long time! :D
That Orlando Cepede could play some outfield.

gilpdawg
05-07-2006, 06:54 PM
That ball hit the wall. Mike Cameron wouldn't have caught that.
No kidding. For every smart poster on here, there's a guy who thinks every play should be made, every hitter for the opposing team sucks, and every time the other team does something, it should be caught. McCracken's play was worse than the play Dunn made out there. (or plays that weren't made, I should say) But because Dunn isn't a great OFer, it's a terrible play. It wasn't. Watch it again. The ball was almost gone.
I'm not singling anybody out here, it's a trend all over the board.

reds44
05-07-2006, 06:54 PM
I have to disagree with you on that. I think Belisle does a pretty decent job, certainly moreso than White.
He seems not to be able to come in in the middle of the inning and get people out.

IMO, he is a starter not a reliever.

George Foster
05-07-2006, 06:54 PM
Dunn must have taken some Claritin today because his allergies to hitting with RISP doesn't seem to be bothering him today. :lol:

He actually hit the ball were it was pitched, outside pitch, opposite field. If he quit trying to pull everything, his avg. would go up 25 points and he would get another 30 ribeye stakes a year.

MWM
05-07-2006, 06:55 PM
Dunn stopped because he knew he couldn't make the play. Had he kept after the ball, he wouldn't have been prepared to field the ball after it hit the wall. That would have resulted in possibly a triple. As it was he got the ball back into the infield quickly. OUtfielders stop and turn to play the ball off the wall all the time. It was the smart play for that particular ball.

westofyou
05-07-2006, 06:56 PM
He actually hit the ball were it was pitched, outside pitch, opposite field. If he quit trying to pull everything, his avg. would go up 25 points and he would get another 30 ribeye stakes a year.
The man knew what he wanted and went out and got it! Walked into a jungle and comes out, the age of twenty-one, and he's rich!

KoryMac5
05-07-2006, 06:56 PM
Listening to the Diamondbacks announcers saying they are not that impressed with the Reds and their lineup. Saying the Dodgers look better. UGGGh.

edabbs44
05-07-2006, 06:56 PM
Not for nothing, but Hatteberg is terrible. He now has 2 HRs and 5 RBI on the season. That includes his 3 run shot on opening day. Do the math and check the calendar...1 HR and 2 RBI in over a month while consistently hitting in the middle of the order. I don't care if he is the greatest fielder in the world (which he isn't), he makes Casey look like Ruth.

Dunn to 1st, Grif to left and a Freel/Denofria platoon in center with Freel getting some innings with Phillips at 2nd. Only choice here.

OSURedLeg
05-07-2006, 06:56 PM
No arguments reds44 about Belisle being a starter & not a reliever. I just don't understand what's holding Narron back from giving him Williams' spot in the rotation.

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 06:56 PM
Another good atbat by Kearns to draw the walk.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:56 PM
Good 9 pitch AB for Kearns. Kearns walks.

captainmorgan07
05-07-2006, 06:56 PM
kearns walks

VR
05-07-2006, 06:57 PM
Kearns fouls off 4, then get the walk after 10 pitches.

reds44
05-07-2006, 06:57 PM
No arguments reds44 about Belisle being a starter & not a reliever. I just don't understand what's holding Narron back from giving him Williams' spot in the rotation.
Valid point.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:58 PM
Phillips lines a single off Daigle's leg. 1st and 2nd.

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 06:58 PM
Phillips singles off Daigle.

captainmorgan07
05-07-2006, 06:58 PM
ouch down goes daigle

reds44
05-07-2006, 06:58 PM
That stings.


Single for BP tho.

MWM
05-07-2006, 06:58 PM
Hatteberg hasn't been great this year, but I don't have a whole lot of compaining to do about what he's done so far. If he keeps up what he's done so far teh entire season, it will have been a worthwhile signing. I'd prefer Dunn at first and Deno and freel in the outfield, but he's getting on base enough to earn his money. He's no long term solution, but he's not hurting the team this year.

Marc D
05-07-2006, 06:59 PM
Yeeeeooooouuuuch

captainmorgan07
05-07-2006, 06:59 PM
brandon smoked that one hopefully that gets him on track

TheBigLebowski
05-07-2006, 07:00 PM
Oh well...he's got Jennie Finch to nurse him back to health. He'll be okay.

smith288
05-07-2006, 07:00 PM
DVR'd back to the hit and man that sounded bad. THUMP!

Falls City Beer
05-07-2006, 07:00 PM
Hatteberg hasn't been great this year, but I don't have a whole lot of compaining to do about what he's done so far. If he keeps up what he's done so far teh entire season, it will have been a worthwhile signing. I'd prefer Dunn at first and Deno and freel in the outfield, but he's getting on base enough to earn his money. He's no long term solution, but he's not hurting the team this year.

I agree. He brings no pop, but for what I was expecting from him, Hatteberg has at least been serviceable.

captainmorgan07
05-07-2006, 07:00 PM
i'd take jennie to nurse me back to health anyday

Marc D
05-07-2006, 07:00 PM
Hatteberg hasn't been great this year, but I don't have a whole lot of compaining to do about what he's done so far. If he keeps up what he's done so far teh entire season, it will have been a worthwhile signing. I'd prefer Dunn at first and Deno and freel in the outfield, but he's getting on base enough to earn his money. He's no long term solution, but he's not hurting the team this year.

I agree. He's very much the '06 Randa to me, not as productive so far but better than I thought he'd be.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 07:01 PM
Brandon Medders in to pitch.

George Foster
05-07-2006, 07:01 PM
Good to see BP hit it hard, he's been slumping in May. Hope for a good home stand. Lopez and Kearns heating up again as well.

smith288
05-07-2006, 07:01 PM
Finch is recently post partum... I doubt she is any mood to cater to this guy.

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 07:01 PM
Did anyone see that great play by Kerry Robinson today?

OSURedLeg
05-07-2006, 07:01 PM
From what was being reported in Spring Training, Dunn was absolutely terrible at 1st and would be yet another liability in our infield. If Hatte can continue to get on base for our bigger bats, then I think it's very possible that he might be worth keeping in there when Aurilia is hurt or out of the lineup.

reds44
05-07-2006, 07:02 PM
I agree. He brings no pop, but for what I was expecting from him, Hatteberg has at least been serviceable.
I agree also, but I don't think he belongs hitting 5th. He doesn't drive in enough runs.

I almost wouldn't mind with a lineup like today's him hitting 2nd.

captainmorgan07
05-07-2006, 07:02 PM
yea good point he might be a bigger baby then the real baby

red-in-la
05-07-2006, 07:02 PM
That ball hit the wall. Mike Cameron wouldn't have caught that.

Uh.....that ball hit the wall after it bounced on the middle of the warning track.

Not saying it would have been an easy catch, but a decent outfielder would have made it.

Dunn should be a 1B......he is a terrible outfielder and he seems to be getting worse all the time.

Falls City Beer
05-07-2006, 07:03 PM
I agree also, but I don't think he belongs hitting 5th. He doesn't drive in enough runs.

I almost wouldn't mind with a lineup like today's him hitting 2nd.


I agree. He shouldn't be hitting fifth. Sixth or seventh.

edabbs44
05-07-2006, 07:03 PM
Hatteberg hasn't been great this year, but I don't have a whole lot of compaining to do about what he's done so far. If he keeps up what he's done so far teh entire season, it will have been a worthwhile signing. I'd prefer Dunn at first and Deno and freel in the outfield, but he's getting on base enough to earn his money. He's no long term solution, but he's not hurting the team this year.

Hatte, going into today, was on pace for 5 HRs and 20 RBI in 420 ABs. That would possibly be the worst season ever by a 1st baseman. Especially where he hits in the lineup. He also had an OBP higher than his SLG. The guy I wanted this offseason was Eduardo Perez. The dude absolutely maims lefties and would have been a tremendous platoon with Dunn (with Dunn headed to LF on most occasions). But Cleveland made a smart move.

TheBigLebowski
05-07-2006, 07:03 PM
Jennie:

smith288
05-07-2006, 07:04 PM
i dont see your point...That was Crackens ball anyways

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 07:04 PM
Larue grounds into a 5-4-3 DP. 8-7 Reds mid 7th.

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 07:04 PM
Damn double play. Eight runs will not win this game. That DP could be huge.

reds44
05-07-2006, 07:04 PM
Hatte, going into today, was on pace for 5 HRs and 20 RBI in 420 ABs. That would possibly be the worst season ever by a 1st baseman. Especially where he hits in the lineup. He also had an OBP higher than his SLG. The guy I wanted this offseason was Eduardo Perez. The dude absolutely maims lefties and would have been a tremendous platoon with Dunn (with Dunn headed to LF on most occasions). But Cleveland made a smart move.
There are guys on pace to hit 110 homers also. Their paces won't hold.

Inning over.

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 07:05 PM
Uh.....that ball hit the wall after it bounced on the middle of the warning track.

Not saying it would have been an easy catch, but a decent outfielder would have made it.

Dunn should be a 1B......he is a terrible outfielder and he seems to be getting worse all the time.

The ball hit at the very base of the wall. The best LFer in the game probably wouldn't have caught it.

I agree that Dunn needs to move to 1B, but that wasn't his fault.

OSURedLeg
05-07-2006, 07:06 PM
In the words of Bob Uecker, Dunn would have needed a rocket up his *** to catch that flyball. It hit the wall, not the warning track and he made a solid play on it.

Big Klu
05-07-2006, 07:06 PM
Hatte, going into today, was on pace for 5 HRs and 20 RBI in 420 ABs. That would possibly be the worst season ever by a 1st baseman. Especially where he hits in the lineup. He also had an OBP higher than his SLG. The guy I wanted this offseason was Eduardo Perez. The dude absolutely maims lefties and would have been a tremendous platoon with Dunn (with Dunn headed to LF on most occasions). But Cleveland made a smart move.

However, Rich Aurilia had been getting all the starts against LHPs, and he has done rather well. (Also, it seems like the Reds have seen more LHPs than they had at this stage last year, but maybe it's just my imagination.)

edabbs44
05-07-2006, 07:06 PM
There are guys on pace to hit 110 homers also. Their paces won't hold.

Inning over.

Not sure about that, but I hope I am wrong. His 7 HRs last year make me worry. He should be hitting 7 or 8, not 5 or 6.

redsrule2500
05-07-2006, 07:06 PM
Yay for Jason LaRue

red-in-la
05-07-2006, 07:07 PM
Once again...LaRue against a RH pitcher when Valetin is in the on deck circle to hit for the pitcher. This is really dumb. They carry 3 catchers yet Narron won't use any of the to PH for the other......DUMB.....Jason LaRue is MR. double play.

You let him bat in a close against a RH pitcher and he hit into a CASEY just as predictably as the sun coming up in the east.

If the Reds lose this one it will simply because Narron has no clue as to how best to use his people.

edabbs44
05-07-2006, 07:07 PM
However, Rich Aurilia had been getting all the starts against LHPs, and he has done rather well. (Also, it seems like the Reds have seen more LHPs than they had at this stage last year, but maybe it's just my imagination.)

They have seen a ton of LHPs.

reds44
05-07-2006, 07:07 PM
He should be hitting 7 or 8, not 5 or 6.
Yep.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 07:08 PM
Gonzalez fouls out to 3rd. 1 out.

reds44
05-07-2006, 07:08 PM
Shack is good.

1 pitch 1 out

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 07:09 PM
It's Coffey Time.

Ross in to catch will bat 9th.

RBA
05-07-2006, 07:09 PM
Coffey Time

RBA
05-07-2006, 07:10 PM
http://www.neworleans-paintings.com/coffee.jpg

Cyclone792
05-07-2006, 07:10 PM
Hatteberg takes pitches, takes walks and will put up a solid on-base percentage. Hatteberg entered today's game with 17 walks and a .416 OBP. So far this season, his production has been more than worth his salary.

Quick trivia question: Excluding the leadoff spot, which spot in the batting order leads off more innings than any other spot in the batting order?

Let's see some answers ...

Big Klu
05-07-2006, 07:11 PM
What was the other half of the double switch?

Jr's Boy
05-07-2006, 07:12 PM
Need a scalding hot cup today.

TheBigLebowski
05-07-2006, 07:12 PM
Ross catching was pt II

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 07:12 PM
Jackson lines out to center. 2 outs.

Big Klu
05-07-2006, 07:13 PM
Ross catching was pt II

Thanks!

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 07:13 PM
What was the other half of the double switch?Ross in to catch.

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 07:14 PM
Pathetic throw by Lopez. Just awful. No excuse for that.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 07:15 PM
Ugh. Inning should be over but Lopez commits a 2 base throwing error.

OSURedLeg
05-07-2006, 07:15 PM
Wow. Felipe with his 7th error and that one was just plain terrible.

Jr's Boy
05-07-2006, 07:15 PM
Good job Felo.:rolleyes:

captainmorgan07
05-07-2006, 07:15 PM
we don't make it easy for ourselves do we

redsrule2500
05-07-2006, 07:15 PM
I saw that and remembered there were 2 outs and thought that might happen.

Frickin Felipe...!

red-in-la
05-07-2006, 07:16 PM
The ball hit at the very base of the wall. The best LFer in the game probably wouldn't have caught it.

I agree that Dunn needs to move to 1B, but that wasn't his fault.

Excuse me.....I watched the play, the replay and I know a little geometry. If that ball hits at the base of the wall, it cannot then hit the wall and bounce up so that Dunn can catch it standing 20 feet from the warning track.

That ball bounced in the middle of the track, then hit off the top of the wall and out to Dunn standing where he was watching the whole ordeal.

Dunn is plain awful in the outfield, I am not the only one who sees that.....but apparently Narron is one of the few who are blind to it.

captainmorgan07
05-07-2006, 07:16 PM
16 errors on the left side of the infield

Jr's Boy
05-07-2006, 07:16 PM
Cmon fan him Coffey!