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Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 04:41 PM
Starting Lineups:


Lineups

Reds (20 - 11)
1st in NL Central
Diamondbacks (18 - 13)
1st in NL West

Starting Lineup

Name AVG HR RBI SB
1. Q McCracken, CF .190 1 1 1
2. F Lopez, SS .260 4 13 11
3. A Dunn, LF .238 11 19 0
4. E Encarnacion, 3B .300 4 25 0
5. S Hatteberg, 1B .278 1 4 0
6. A Kearns, RF .313 5 21 2
7. B Phillips, 2B .293 3 23 5
8. J LaRue, C .250 1 4 0
9. D Williams, P .143 0 0 0

Starting Lineup

Name AVG HR RBI SB
1. E Byrnes, CF .293 1 7 2
2. O Hudson, 2B .227 0 4 4
3. C Tracy, 3B .306 6 22 1
4. L Gonzalez, LF .243 5 20 0
5. C Jackson, 1B .294 3 16 0
6. D Easley, SS .255 2 10 0
7. S Green, RF .324 2 6 3
8. C Snyder, C .281 2 9 0
9. O Hernandez, P .333 0 0 0

Starting Pitcher
Name W L ERA* WHIP K
D Williams 1 2 7.61 2.03 9

Starting Pitcher
Name W L ERA* WHIP K
O Hernandez 2 3 6.39 1.55 37

KronoRed
05-07-2006, 04:42 PM
I'd prefer Deno leading off.

Falls City Beer
05-07-2006, 04:43 PM
I'd move Larue into the 4th spot. Put EE in the 2 spot and Lopez in the fifth spot. I want my two reliable hitters hitting 2 and 3 in the lineup.

In fact, Deno should be playing instead of Kearns.

kyred14
05-07-2006, 04:43 PM
That lineup sucks...........

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 04:45 PM
McCracken leading off. :laugh:

Way to give them an automatic out to leadoff the first inning.

reds44
05-07-2006, 04:46 PM
ewwww.

Why does Crack keep playing over Deno?

KronoRed
05-07-2006, 04:47 PM
ewwww.

Why does Crack keep playing over Deno?
Solid vet status

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 04:48 PM
Just send Denorfia back down where he can gets some atbats. No use in him riding the bench while Quinton McCracken gets all the playing time.

Falls City Beer
05-07-2006, 04:50 PM
Just send Denorfia back down where he can gets some atbats. No use in him riding the bench while Quinton McCracken gets all the playing time.

I don't think McCracken's playing is the problem. I think Kearns' playing is the problem. Though I would put Deno at the top of the order and McCracken in Kearns' spot.

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 04:53 PM
I don't think McCracken's playing is the problem. I think Kearns' playing is the problem. Though I would put Deno at the top of the order and McCracken in Kearns' spot.

Huh?

You want to bench Kearns?

Falls City Beer
05-07-2006, 04:54 PM
Huh?

You want to bench Kearns?

He's in an absolute downward spiral. Right now, I'd do anything to keep his worth artificially inflated.

reds44
05-07-2006, 04:55 PM
He's in an absolute downward spiral. Right now, I'd do anything to keep his worth artificially inflated.
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

A Kearns, RF .313 5 21 2

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 04:56 PM
Kearns is batting .409 in May.

reds44
05-07-2006, 04:56 PM
Kearns is batting .409 in May.
owned

RedsIn07
05-07-2006, 04:56 PM
I don't think McCracken's playing is the problem. I think Kearns' playing is the problem. Though I would put Deno at the top of the order and McCracken in Kearns' spot.
I'm sorry I don't follow. Kearns line of .313/375/.522/.897 isn't too shabby plus Deno in CF and Kearns in RF has better overall defense.

pedro
05-07-2006, 04:56 PM
I don't think McCracken's playing is the problem. I think Kearns' playing is the problem. Though I would put Deno at the top of the order and McCracken in Kearns' spot.


why?

Kearns is hitting .409 /.435/.500/.935 for the month.

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 04:56 PM
He's in an absolute downward spiral. Right now, I'd do anything to keep his worth artificially inflated.

He's hitting .313/.375/.522 including a .409/.435/.500 May. How is that a downward spiral?

He has been one of our top two or three hitters this year.

CTA513
05-07-2006, 04:57 PM
He's in an absolute downward spiral. Right now, I'd do anything to keep his worth artificially inflated.

Hes hitting .361 over the last 10 games.

pedro
05-07-2006, 04:57 PM
He's in an absolute downward spiral. Right now, I'd do anything to keep his worth artificially inflated.

Your lack of confidence in Kearns has no boundaries does it?

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 04:58 PM
I've been absolutely baffled by the criticism Kearns has received on this board this year. Dude is OPSing right around .900 just as I thought he would.

Falls City Beer
05-07-2006, 04:59 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.

KronoRed
05-07-2006, 04:59 PM
The one to trade is Freel.

The_jbh
05-07-2006, 04:59 PM
Plus Kearns is the only solid defensive OF we have.

Why is Denorfia here if McCracken is going to play? Seriously I'd rather see McCracken in Louisville

westofyou
05-07-2006, 05:00 PM
Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
He's in an absolute downward spiral. Right now, I'd do anything to keep his worth artificially inflated.He has 6 2 hit games in the last 8, since 4-29 his OB% has gone up 29 points and his slugging is the exact same.

Are we alll watching the same games?

pedro
05-07-2006, 05:00 PM
He's in an absolute downward spiral. Right now, I'd do anything to keep his worth artificially inflated.

You are the winner of my new award. It's a called a "Potter". You get it for being as curmudgeonly as Old Man Potter from "It's a Wonderful Life".

Congratulations!

http://www.irioti.com/oldmanpotteraward.jpg

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 05:01 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.

Kearns' homers come in bunches. He's always been like that, even in 2002 and 2003.

If FCB were Reds GM, he would trade Kearns for Josh Hancock. ;)

pedro
05-07-2006, 05:02 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.

when it was .614 !

:bang:

reds44
05-07-2006, 05:03 PM
The one to trade is Freel.
Yep.

Falls City Beer
05-07-2006, 05:04 PM
Kearns' homers come in bunches. He's always been like that, even in 2002 and 2003.

If FCB were Reds GM, he would trade Kearns for Josh Hancock. ;)

We wouldn't have to; Hancock'd be pitching the 8th nning for Javier Vazquez or Zito.

Falls City Beer
05-07-2006, 05:04 PM
when it was .614 !

:bang:

Trends. Seeing the trend before the reality hits.

The_jbh
05-07-2006, 05:04 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.

When did Sean Casey ever have 5 HRs in April

I like the new lighter weight Kearns who is great in the field because he isn't chugalugging around and is now slightly above average on the basepaths but hits a little less HRs. Hes gonna be a .300 25 95 guy with near gold glove defense in RF for a long time IMO

I saw him on real reds yesterday and wow did he look better than last year, looked pretty ripped, way thinner in the face, he really made an effort to condition this off season. I like it, i think the thinner version exploits his strengths better

pedro
05-07-2006, 05:05 PM
Dude, you've absolutely lost it.

reds44
05-07-2006, 05:06 PM
Dude, you've absolutely lost it.
COuld have told you that a long time ago.

Falls City Beer
05-07-2006, 05:06 PM
Dude, you've absolutely lost it.

Is that absolutely necessary? Honestly.

He looks like a judy hitter out there. What can I say? He hasn't had a respectable season in three years, and I'm the batso one for being skeptical?

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 05:07 PM
At this time in two weeks Kearns will probably have somewhere around 10 homers. As I said, his homers come in bunches and he's about due for one of those streaks.

In July, put together one of the hottest streaks by any player in baseball...from 7/16-7/29 was named the International League Player of the Week in consecutive weeks...in July led all minor leaguers with 14 HR, and from 7/17-7/27 homered in 11 of 12 games (.568, 12 HR, 24 RBIs), including a 10-game homer streak from 7/17-7/24 (10 HR, 24 RBIs)...ten-game homer streak was a Midwest League record and the longest in the minor leagues in 2000...from 7/22-7/24 reached base safely in 14 consecutive plate appearances (9 H, 5 BB), the longest streak in the minor leagues in 2000...on 7/21 vs. Lansing, had five hits.

http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/team/player_career.jsp?player_id=400290&y=2000

westofyou
05-07-2006, 05:08 PM
Is that absolutely necessary? Honestly.

He looks like a judy hitter out there. What can I say? He hasn't had a respectable season in three years, and I'm the batso one for being skeptical?
He's getting hits, he doesn't cost a zillion bucks and he's fielding dandy (nice throw last night) Looks like he's playing baseball to me.

The_jbh
05-07-2006, 05:08 PM
Is that absolutely necessary? Honestly.

He looks like a judy hitter out there. What can I say? He hasn't had a respectable season in three years, and I'm the batso one for being skeptical?


injuries and weight problems, he is a completely new player this year, back to where he was in the minors where he exploited his speed and athleticism not trying to be Adam Dunn at 245lbs and launching HRS. He was never projected as a 40 HR guy

Falls City Beer
05-07-2006, 05:09 PM
injuries and weight problems, he is a completely new player this year

Where have I heard that one before?

reds44
05-07-2006, 05:09 PM
I honestly can't recall one positive comment about anyone from FCB.

pedro
05-07-2006, 05:10 PM
Is that absolutely necessary? Honestly.

He looks like a judy hitter out there. What can I say? He hasn't had a respectable season in three years, and I'm the batso one for being skeptical?


Really, no offense intented FCB. I just think you're pushing this past the point of logic. You'll be the first to get credit if you're right though.

Falls City Beer
05-07-2006, 05:10 PM
I honestly can't recall one positive comment about anyone from FCB.

:rolleyes:

I can tell you my praise isn't going to start with you.

bthomasiscool
05-07-2006, 05:11 PM
This reminds me of the time when I made up some story to impress some of my friends at college. Unfortunately a friend caught me in a lie, I tried to dig myself out, but just kept coming up with excuses and digging deeper;)

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 05:11 PM
I honestly can't recall one positive comment about anyone from FCB.

Is it necessary to pile it on?

You seem to think you are the only poster on here who can have an opinion.

pedro
05-07-2006, 05:11 PM
I honestly can't recall one positive comment about anyone from FCB.


Hey now, FCB is a solid poster around here, despite his trepidation to all things Kearns.

Caveat Emperor
05-07-2006, 05:13 PM
Alright, I suffered through the most boring commencement ceremony I can ever recall being at (and that includes 8th grade "graduation" from St. Andrews in Milford) -- I need a Reds victory today.

Win, or I start posting cap and gown pictures! :devil:

KittyDuran
05-07-2006, 05:14 PM
I think we need to challenge FCB [regarding Kearns] to wager another child - something like "35 HRs from sainthood" [sainthood for Chambliss]...:laugh:

Like this thread::devil:
http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2162

westofyou
05-07-2006, 05:14 PM
(and that includes 8th grade "graduation" from St. Andrews in Milford)Is that the dark brick dandy with the boys and girls entrance off of the big playground that takes up the corner up near where Lees Famous Recipe used to be?

paintmered
05-07-2006, 05:15 PM
Alright, let's knock it off with the personal stuff.

Falls City Beer
05-07-2006, 05:15 PM
Speaking of praise, I'm one who consistently defends this offense against the caterwauling of the unwashed masses who think the bats and RISP and Dunn are the problems with this club.

You want to attack an idiotic position, there are plenty of good, good targets.

KittyDuran
05-07-2006, 05:16 PM
Really, no offense intented FCB. I just think you're pushing this past the point of logic. You'll be the first to get credit if you're right though.I think that's what he's driving for...:p:

Caveat Emperor
05-07-2006, 05:16 PM
Is that the dark brick dandy with the boys and girls entrance off of the big playground that takes up the corner up near where Lees Famous Recipe used to be?

That's the former Milford Middle School (now scheduled for demolition) -- St. Andrews is the school right to the side of that. I did time at both instituations.

westofyou
05-07-2006, 05:18 PM
That's the former Milford Middle School (now scheduled for demolition) -- St. Andrews is the school right to the side of that. I did time at both instituations.
I bet you got to go to Johnnys Toys when you were a good boy eh?

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 05:20 PM
Jeff Piecoro just said remember to always lead with the knob. :ughmamoru

The_jbh
05-07-2006, 05:23 PM
haha i laughed too when I heard that and thought wow i'm childish

im glad im not the only one :D

Caveat Emperor
05-07-2006, 05:24 PM
I bet you got to go to Johnnys Toys when you were a good boy eh?

We referred to it as the "Toy Store that Time Forgot" because it was never packed like Toys 'R Us used to be.

Though, they did do good sales during Milford's "Founders Day" parades -- I bought a couple Nintendo games on discount to try and save a little allowance money off the retail price.

westofyou
05-07-2006, 05:28 PM
Milford's "Founders Day" parades I had a Buffalo Burger and watched a fight at the last Founders Day celebration I attended.

reds44
05-07-2006, 05:30 PM
Is it necessary to pile it on?

You seem to think you are the only poster on here who can have an opinion.
You can have an opinion, as long as it's the same as mine.

:devil:

CTA513
05-07-2006, 05:32 PM
Astros are down 4-1 after 5 innings. :)

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 05:41 PM
Great leadoff hitting by McCracken swinging at the 1st pitch.

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 05:41 PM
Awesome patience there by McCracken. Brilliant Narron!

KronoRed
05-07-2006, 05:41 PM
1 out and before I even get to the right channel

reds44
05-07-2006, 05:41 PM
scrappy

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 05:42 PM
Lopez singles to left.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 05:44 PM
Lopez is thrown out trying to steal second.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 05:45 PM
Dunn walks.

The_jbh
05-07-2006, 05:45 PM
Dunn doing what does best, getting on base

pahster
05-07-2006, 05:47 PM
Looks like Lopez wasn't actually tagged.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 05:48 PM
Encarnacion strikes out swinging. 0-0 mid 1st.

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 05:49 PM
Hernandez has an ERA over 10 at home this year. Let's see if the offense can do something against him.

THNDRacket
05-07-2006, 05:50 PM
Strange. No team from the NL Central has a winning record against any team in the NL West.

Only the Cardinals haven't played a Western Division team yet.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 05:50 PM
Here we go with Williams - Byrnes leads off with a double to left.

reds44
05-07-2006, 05:51 PM
Good start

Dunn is a special fiedler, and Williams is a special pitcher.

OSURedLeg
05-07-2006, 05:52 PM
The problem I have here with Williams (as he has Hudson 0-2) is that he just flat out doesn't have an out pitch.

THNDRacket
05-07-2006, 05:52 PM
If Dunn has such trouble picking up a perfectly round ball, how did he ever think he could hold onto a football?

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 05:53 PM
Williams was ahead 0-2 on Hudson and ends up walking him. 1st and 2nd.

THNDRacket
05-07-2006, 05:54 PM
Setting up a triple play possibility

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 05:54 PM
I have better stuff than Williams.

OSURedLeg
05-07-2006, 05:54 PM
No surprise, Hudson walks after being down 0-2 because Williams just doesn't have anything that can put hitters away - or at least cause them to make weak contact.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 05:55 PM
Good diving catch by McCracken. 1 out.

OSURedLeg
05-07-2006, 05:55 PM
Nice catch by McCrackin - 1 Down

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 05:56 PM
Gonzalez lines out to center. 2 outs.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 05:57 PM
Error on Encarnacion loads the bases.

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 05:57 PM
Good grief. You can't give the opposing team extra outs especially when Dave Williams is pitching.

Falls City Beer
05-07-2006, 05:58 PM
As I said in another thread, Hernandez has been brutally unlucky so far this year. He's striking people out like mad (37 in 32 innings), but he's giving up hits at a very high rate. It's bound to even out some. Probably today.

The_jbh
05-07-2006, 05:59 PM
30 mins ago i said in another thread i thought almost every error EE has made has been throwing and there he goes making an error fielding the ball... i forgot to knock on wood

Cedric
05-07-2006, 05:59 PM
The Reds are definately in a mini funk lately. Bad defense, mental breakdowns, and some wildly impatient at bats.

OSURedLeg
05-07-2006, 05:59 PM
One of the prices the Reds pay to give EdE playing time is that he's going to make mistakes like that in the infield, so it should come as no surprise. Take the good with the bad as he learns his craft.

saboforthird
05-07-2006, 05:59 PM
I'm hoping and praying that errors don't turn this thing into another blowout loss. What can you say when the ball gets caught BEHIND your foot? :rolleyes:

The_jbh
05-07-2006, 05:59 PM
shooo, crisis adverted

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 05:59 PM
Easley grounds into a 6-4 fielder's choice. Good play by Lopez. 0-0 after 1.

saboforthird
05-07-2006, 06:02 PM
The Reds are definately in a mini funk lately. Bad defense, mental breakdowns, and some wildly impatient at bats.

I am new to this OBP and OPS stuff, but could it have anything to do with the Reds missing a legitimate bat in the middle of the lineup? It just seems to me (can't support it with facts) that throwing the likes of Hatteberg and Freel out there day in and day out is bound to haunt you.

Patrick Bateman
05-07-2006, 06:02 PM
SUggesting that Kearns will evetually "come down to earth" is a matter of opinion and defensible based on past history.

Suggesting that such freefall has already begun is, IMO, not consistent with the recent actual hitting results of Kearns.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:03 PM
Hatteberg flies out to center. 1 out.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:04 PM
Kearns just misses a homer as he doubles off the top of the wall in left.

OSURedLeg
05-07-2006, 06:04 PM
Time to serve up some crow for today's Kearns haters ;)

captainmorgan07
05-07-2006, 06:05 PM
right on time kearns coming back to earth haters can now rethink there opinions

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:06 PM
Phillips pops out to 2nd. 2 outs.

MWM
05-07-2006, 06:07 PM
One thing I do agree with FCB on is that I'd like to see Krivsky flip Kearns when his value reaches a peak this year. I really don't think he'll keep these numbers up this year. I hope I'm dead wrong and I very well might be, but if Austin can bring a good pitcher in return, I'd do it yesterday.

OSURedLeg
05-07-2006, 06:07 PM
I was actually pretty impressed with the patience Phillips showed there, taking the count to 3-1. Sadly, the result was an ugly pop up. Hopefully he continues to work the count though, because I think it's going to pay off as the season progresses.

KronoRed
05-07-2006, 06:07 PM
I have better stuff than Williams.
Why aren't you out there? holding out? :D

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:08 PM
Intentional walk to Larue.

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 06:10 PM
Kearns was inches away from a HR. I knew they wouldn't score after that ball hit the wall. When this team slumps it goes all out.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:10 PM
Williams strikes out swinging. 0-0 mid 2nd.

OSURedLeg
05-07-2006, 06:12 PM
Kearns was inches away from a HR. I knew they wouldn't score after that ball hit the wall. When this team slumps it goes all out.

What goes up, must come down. Did anyone here really think the offense would continue to rack up 7 or 8 runs a game all season? I agree it would be nice to see some consistency in run production, but that's not the way we're built. This is an offense built around power, and power is sporadic.

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 06:12 PM
Why aren't you out there? holding out? :D

Not scrappy enough.

Falls City Beer
05-07-2006, 06:13 PM
What goes up, must come down. Did anyone here really think the offense would continue to rack up 7 or 8 runs a game all season? I agree it would be nice to see some consistency in run production, but that's not the way we're built. This is an offense built around power, and power is sporadic.

Yep.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:13 PM
Green grounds out to short. 1 out.

Patrick Bateman
05-07-2006, 06:13 PM
What goes up, must come down. Did anyone here really think the offense would continue to rack up 7 or 8 runs a game all season? I agree it would be nice to see some consistency in run production, but that's not the way we're built. This is an offense built around power, and power is sporadic.

No team has consistent run production.

It doesn't matter whether or not you average 3,4,5 or 6 runs a game, you'll have your big days and your off days.

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 06:14 PM
What goes up, must come down. Did anyone here really think the offense would continue to rack up 7 or 8 runs a game all season? I agree it would be nice to see some consistency in run production, but that's not the way we're built. This is an offense built around power, and power is sporadic.

Nope, I didn't. However, I didn't expect the offense to score 0 runs, 7 runs, 1 run, 1 run, and so far 0 runs in good hitters parks. I knew they would fall back to earth at some point but not during this roadtrip.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:15 PM
Snyder grounds out to short. 2 outs.

Falls City Beer
05-07-2006, 06:16 PM
Nope, I didn't. However, I didn't expect the offense to score 0 runs, 7 runs, 1 run, 1 run, and so far 0 runs in good hitters parks. I knew they would fall back to earth at some point but not during this roadtrip.

Where else but a west coast road trip?

KronoRed
05-07-2006, 06:16 PM
Could be worse

Remember the west coast trip to Oakland? ;)

ThatPitchIsDunn
05-07-2006, 06:16 PM
Wooooo! Look at Willy bringin the cheese; I mean EIGHTY-SEVEN! Can you even see the ball at that speed?

Then again, if he keeps getting ahead 0-2 on everyone, I'm ok with it.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:17 PM
Hernandez lines out to 1st. 0-0 after 2.

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 06:17 PM
Could be worse

Remember the west coast trip to Oakland? ;)

Didn't the A's score, like, 30 runs in that series?

OSURedLeg
05-07-2006, 06:18 PM
Nope, I didn't. However, I didn't expect the offense to score 0 runs, 7 runs, 1 run, 1 run, and so far 0 runs in good hitters parks. I knew they would fall back to earth at some point but not during this roadtrip.

Nor did I, but if we win today we can pull a 2-3 record out of an ugly road trip where the defense and hitting has been attrocious. As long as we right the ship upon return to Cinci, I don't see a reason to panick just yet.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:20 PM
McCracken singles to right.

OSURedLeg
05-07-2006, 06:20 PM
McCrackin with a single to open the 3rd

Big Klu
05-07-2006, 06:20 PM
Q leads off with a single through the right side!

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:23 PM
Lopez doubles to the right field corner. 1-0 Reds.

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 06:24 PM
Good to see Lopez hitting again.

OSURedLeg
05-07-2006, 06:24 PM
Clutch double by Lopez scores McCrackin

OSURedLeg
05-07-2006, 06:24 PM
Dunner 3 - 0

Falls City Beer
05-07-2006, 06:24 PM
Good to see Lopez hitting again.

No doubt. If the Reds are going to hang around, he's going to have to come around.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:24 PM
Dunn homers to right. 3-0 Reds!!

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 06:25 PM
Dunn homers!!!

reds44
05-07-2006, 06:25 PM
Adam Bomb!!!!!

Falls City Beer
05-07-2006, 06:25 PM
There's the offense we all know and love. :)

captainmorgan07
05-07-2006, 06:26 PM
good dave needs some more run support he hasn't had his big inning yet

MWM
05-07-2006, 06:26 PM
Dunner just can't get anything right. The Reds had a rally going and he went and killed it with a HR.....and with RISP to boot.

OSURedLeg
05-07-2006, 06:26 PM
That Dunn HR was with a RISP by the way :thumbup:

Darnit you beat me to it MWM

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:27 PM
Encarnacion strikes out swinging. 1 out.

captainmorgan07
05-07-2006, 06:27 PM
ede down on strikes

Falls City Beer
05-07-2006, 06:27 PM
That Dunn HR was with a RISP by the way :thumbup:

Darnit you beat me to it MWM

*crickets* :devil:

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 06:28 PM
Terrible strike 2 call on Hatteberg; that ball was a good six inches outside.

Big Klu
05-07-2006, 06:28 PM
The Cat In The Hatte! :D

OSURedLeg
05-07-2006, 06:28 PM
Hatteburg just golfed that ball 4 - 0 Reds

CrackerJack
05-07-2006, 06:29 PM
Atta-berg! 4-0

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:29 PM
Hatteberg homers to right. 4-0 Reds!!

reds44
05-07-2006, 06:29 PM
The Hat!!!!

4-0!

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 06:29 PM
Hatteberg with a long HR!

Falls City Beer
05-07-2006, 06:29 PM
Mangione mange le fastball.

flyer85
05-07-2006, 06:29 PM
That is Hattys first HR and 2nd RBI cince opening day

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:30 PM
Kearns fouls out to the catcher. 2 outs.

TheBigLebowski
05-07-2006, 06:31 PM
Nice start....can Williams make this stand up?

MWM
05-07-2006, 06:31 PM
NIce inning, but this game is far from over.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:31 PM
Phillips flies out to right. 4-0 Reds mid 3rd.

captainmorgan07
05-07-2006, 06:31 PM
hatte brought his golf clubs to arizona

captainmorgan07
05-07-2006, 06:32 PM
bp scuffling lately

Puffy
05-07-2006, 06:32 PM
That is Hattys first HR and 2nd RBI cince opening day

Ummmm, wow.

OSURedLeg
05-07-2006, 06:32 PM
NIce inning, but this game is far from over.

:lastyear:

Big Klu
05-07-2006, 06:33 PM
Multi-tasking!

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:33 PM
Byrnes flies out to left. 1 out.

Big Klu
05-07-2006, 06:33 PM
The Horsemen ride again, as Dunn superplexes a two-run shot to RF.

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 - 170
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

flyer85
05-07-2006, 06:34 PM
Nice start....can Williams make this stand up?that is the real question. Seems like 4 isn't enough.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:34 PM
Hudson lines a single to center.

TheBigLebowski
05-07-2006, 06:35 PM
Houston down 5-2 in the 9th. Looks like COL brought out the brooms.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:36 PM
Tracy grounds into a 1-6 fielder's choice. 2 outs.

TheBigLebowski
05-07-2006, 06:36 PM
2 down, one on.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:37 PM
Gonzalez singles to right. 1st and 2nd.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:39 PM
Jackson lines a double to right center. 4-2 Reds.

KronoRed
05-07-2006, 06:39 PM
That is Hattys first HR and 2nd RBI cince opening day
Just what you want from your 5 hitter

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:39 PM
Easley doubles to left. 4-3 Reds

OSURedLeg
05-07-2006, 06:39 PM
Williams is just so bad. I can't take much more of him this season.

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 06:39 PM
Two runs score because Dave Williams took 25 minutes to throw the ball to second base on what should have been an easy double play.

Worst pitcher in baseball. Release him.

6-4-3
05-07-2006, 06:39 PM
Dave Williams sucks, i'm sorry.

TheBigLebowski
05-07-2006, 06:39 PM
4 runs definitely won't be enough.

Falls City Beer
05-07-2006, 06:40 PM
Houston loses. Reds well on their way.

djsauter
05-07-2006, 06:40 PM
Williams sucks.

McCrack sucks.

KronoRed
05-07-2006, 06:40 PM
Didn't the A's score, like, 30 runs in that series?
40.

13-2
10-6
17-8

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 06:40 PM
Make that three runs now thanks to the blown DP.

TheBigLebowski
05-07-2006, 06:41 PM
What the hell was O'Brien thinking when he acquired this guy? Did he not bother to actually WATCH him pitch, or scout him at all?

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 06:41 PM
Sweep.

1-4 roadtrip.

Petitt33
05-07-2006, 06:41 PM
Breaking News: Dave Williams still sucks.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:41 PM
Green homers to left. There goes the lead. Dbacks 5-4.

6-4-3
05-07-2006, 06:41 PM
UNREAL, I can't take this crap.

OSURedLeg
05-07-2006, 06:41 PM
Williams should be taken out of the game and given his walking papers immediately. HE"S TERRIBLE!!! 5-4 Arizona now leads

CTA513
05-07-2006, 06:41 PM
My names Dave Williams and I suck.

KronoRed
05-07-2006, 06:41 PM
Get him out of there..bring in Matt..

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 06:42 PM
Houston loses. Reds well on their way.

2005 Reds are back.

1-4 roadtrip in Colorado and Arizona is just sad.

TheBigLebowski
05-07-2006, 06:42 PM
Get this son of a bit*h out of the game and out of a Reds uniform.

Joseph
05-07-2006, 06:42 PM
And Williams is compared to Jimmy Haynes. The ultimate kiss of death.

Falls City Beer
05-07-2006, 06:42 PM
He is the worst starting pitcher I've ever seen.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:42 PM
Snyder grounds out to 3rd. 5-4 Dbacks after 3.

MWM
05-07-2006, 06:42 PM
When you throw to major league hitters like Williams does, it's just a matter of when, not if.

I never thought I'd be longing for Eric Milton. Williams is every bit as bad as Jimmy Andersen or Jimmy Haynes.

captainmorgan07
05-07-2006, 06:43 PM
like i said need more support dave just had his big inning and i think there's moer to come

saboforthird
05-07-2006, 06:43 PM
Dave, spring training has been over for awhile. :p:

Big Klu
05-07-2006, 06:44 PM
2005 Reds are back.

1-4 roadtrip in Colorado and Arizona is just sad.

Colorado and Arizona are both in first place.

gilpdawg
05-07-2006, 06:44 PM
When you throw to major league hitters like Williams does, it's just a matter of when, not if.

I never thought I'd be longing for Eric Milton. Williams is every bit as bad as Jimmy Andersen or Jimmy Haynes.
I don't know, that may be an insult to Anderson and Haynes.

NastyBoy
05-07-2006, 06:44 PM
I hear Jimmy Haynes is available... for cheap.

Falls City Beer
05-07-2006, 06:44 PM
I simply can't conceive of a scenario wherein the Reds win today.

reds44
05-07-2006, 06:44 PM
He is the worst starting pitcher I've ever seen.
What are you talking about?


Williams is good.

;)

THNDRacket
05-07-2006, 06:44 PM
Pitches-strikes: Williams 56-38, Hernandez 61-32.

MWM
05-07-2006, 06:44 PM
If you take away the last inning, Williams has pitched pretty well today. :evil:

Red in Atl
05-07-2006, 06:45 PM
Where is his head? To allow 5 runs on two outs after your team puts you up 4 zip and this after two straight loses...absolutely pathetic!

KronoRed
05-07-2006, 06:45 PM
Williams is good.


For the other team you mean :evil:

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:45 PM
Larue lines out to left. 1 out.

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 06:45 PM
Colorado and Arizona are both in first place.

I can't take any of those NL West teams seriously.

captainmorgan07
05-07-2006, 06:45 PM
jimmy haynes had a good year in cincy than injuires hit and he fell apart

CTA513
05-07-2006, 06:45 PM
If you take away the last inning, Williams has pitched pretty well today. :evil:

If you take away all of his starts he has a 0.00 ERA. :devil:

MWM
05-07-2006, 06:45 PM
I simply can't conceive of a scenario wherein the Reds win today.

You forgot to give me proper citation for that statement. I expect better from someone with your background.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:45 PM
If you take away the last inning, Williams has pitched pretty well today. :evil:
And if you ignore his whole career Williams is an all star.

OSURedLeg
05-07-2006, 06:46 PM
Wow, Dave Williams up to hit. Can't wait to watch him give up some more runs.

Falls City Beer
05-07-2006, 06:46 PM
OMFN God. They're keeping Williams in? :cry:

6-4-3
05-07-2006, 06:46 PM
Reds have missed a golden chance to put some "space" between them and Houston during this series.

MWM
05-07-2006, 06:46 PM
Did Williams just hit? Tell me I was imagining that.

TheBigLebowski
05-07-2006, 06:46 PM
He's a better at hitting than pitching.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:46 PM
Williams grounds out to 1st. 2 outs.

Big Klu
05-07-2006, 06:47 PM
My guess for the AFLAC trivia question: Billy Hatcher

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 06:47 PM
Not only is his fastball incredibly slow, so are his reactions. Any other pitcher in baseball makes that a double play, instead Williams decided to take his good ole time.

THNDRacket
05-07-2006, 06:47 PM
I can't take any of those NL West teams seriously.

Well, as i mentioned earlier and you may not have seen, no team in the Central has a winning record so far against a Western division team.

CTA513
05-07-2006, 06:47 PM
OMFN God. They're keeping Williams in? :cry:

They have to let him give up as many runs as possible before they use up the bullpen.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:48 PM
McCracken singles to right.

Strikes Out Looking
05-07-2006, 06:49 PM
Was the AFLAC trivia question, "In the future, what Reds coach will cause injury to Dave Williams so he has to be put on the dl rather than throw batting practice in a game?"

OSURedLeg
05-07-2006, 06:50 PM
ESPN lists Williams' salary as $1.4 million. I'm wondering if Bob C has the guts to cut him and swallow that kind of money.

Big Klu
05-07-2006, 06:50 PM
Was the AFLAC trivia question, "In the future, what Reds coach will cause injury to Dave Williams so he has to be put on the dl rather than throw batting practice in a game?"

Nice one...but no.

Who was the last Red to hit four doubles in one game?

Puffy
05-07-2006, 06:51 PM
I loathe Dave Williams ©

KronoRed
05-07-2006, 06:51 PM
Leaving Williams in is a nice way to wave the white flag.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:51 PM
Lopez fouls out to 2nd. 5-4 Dbacks mid 4th.

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 06:51 PM
Lopez swung at ball 4. Sure would have been nice to have two on for Adam Dunn. Lopez thought otherwise.

Cyclone792
05-07-2006, 06:52 PM
Dave Williams has given up 8 home runs and walked 13 batters with only 9 strikeouts for the entire season. Think about that for a second. Dave Williams has only one more strikeout than home runs allowed.

Williams has a DIPS ERA this season of 7.27. He's not just getting shelled with BABIP; he's getting shelled in every possible way to get shelled.

MWM
05-07-2006, 06:52 PM
OBM, PLAYING BASEBALL IN THE MAJOR LEAGUES IS HARD. IT'S NOT EASY!

Seriously dude, chill out!

Big Klu
05-07-2006, 06:52 PM
I don't like the CG McGruff. Give me the old cartoon Crime Dog anytime!

Kc61
05-07-2006, 06:53 PM
This has potential to be one of the most irritating games of the year. Let's hope Reds are not down 6 by the time Williams departs.

OSURedLeg
05-07-2006, 06:54 PM
Lopez swung at ball 4. Sure would have been nice to have two on for Adam Dunn. Lopez thought otherwise.

So far Lopez has played a really good game offensively and defensively. Let's not scrutinize him for 1 AB (more like 1 pitch) when we all know what the real issue is, Dave Williams' inability to pitch.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:54 PM
Williams walks Hernandez.

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 06:54 PM
OBM, PLAYING BASEBALL IN THE MAJOR LEAGUES IS HARD. IT'S NOT EASY!

Seriously dude, chill out!

Did I say it was easy?

NastyBoy
05-07-2006, 06:54 PM
I can not watch any more of this... walk to the pitcher.

TheBigLebowski
05-07-2006, 06:54 PM
He walked the damned pitcher.

MWM
05-07-2006, 06:55 PM
Did I say it was easy?

Not explicitly.

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 06:55 PM
So far Lopez has played a really good game offensively and defensively. Let's not scrutinize him for 1 AB (more like 1 pitch) when we all know what the real issue is, Dave Williams' inability to pitch.

FWIW, it was a joke.

I guess I should have used a ;)

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:56 PM
Byrnes pops out to 2nd. 1 out.

Falls City Beer
05-07-2006, 06:56 PM
Some games make you want to throw up in your mouth. This one makes me want to crap in my mouth.

ThatPitchIsDunn
05-07-2006, 06:56 PM
Yikes Byrnes, smashy smashy. That poor bat.

NastyBoy
05-07-2006, 06:57 PM
Williams ERA just dropped .10 with that out.

ThatPitchIsDunn
05-07-2006, 06:57 PM
Belisle up in the pen!

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 06:57 PM
Hudson grounds out to short. 2 outs. Runner goes to 2nd.

Big Klu
05-07-2006, 06:58 PM
Some games make you want to throw up in your mouth. This one makes me want to crap in my mouth.

That's just disgusting.

Falls City Beer
05-07-2006, 06:58 PM
Put Byrnes and Hudson on suicide watch; they've just been retired by Dave Williams.

Falls City Beer
05-07-2006, 06:58 PM
That's just disgusting.

Tip your waiters. :beerme: :mooner:

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 06:58 PM
I think Chris just called Hernandez "El Dookie".

Big Klu
05-07-2006, 06:59 PM
Tip your waiters. :beerme: :mooner:

What's that supposed to mean?

MWM
05-07-2006, 06:59 PM
Williams is settling into the flow of the game now. :lol:

THNDRacket
05-07-2006, 07:00 PM
Williams still bringing the heat at 87

Falls City Beer
05-07-2006, 07:01 PM
What's that supposed to mean?

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.

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 07:01 PM
Good news.

Dave Williams still has ERA of 0.00 in January, February, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December of 2006.

Kc61
05-07-2006, 07:02 PM
Good inning by Williams. Now get him out of this ballgame.

This is the kind of pitching that cost the Reds the last 6 seasons. If Williams is really a good pitcher who needs to get on track, let him do it in Louisville.

Instead of sending messages about players' weight, time to send a message about performance.

OnBaseMachine
05-07-2006, 07:03 PM
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

He called that a strike.

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

CTA513
05-07-2006, 07:03 PM
This ump likes to take 45 minutes to call balls & strikes.

Reds Fanatic
05-07-2006, 07:03 PM
Dunn strikes out looking. 1 out.