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CTA513
05-11-2006, 05:39 PM
Reds Nationals
1. F Lopez, SS 1. M Byrd, CF
2. E Encarnacion, 3B 2. J Vidro, 2B
3. K Griffey Jr., CF 3. N Johnson, 1B
4. A Dunn, LF 4. J Guillen, RF
5. A Kearns, RF 5. D Ward, LF
6. S Hatteberg, 1B 6. R Zimmerman, 3B
7. B Phillips, 2B 7. M LeCroy, C
8. D Ross, C 8. R Clayton, SS
9. B Arroyo, P 9. Z Day, P

Arroyo: 5-1, 2.36 ERA
Day: 2-3, 7.11 ERA

Game Time: 7:10 p.m. ET
TV: FSN Ohio
Radio: WLW 700

Patrick Bateman
05-11-2006, 05:40 PM
I like it.

KronoRed
05-11-2006, 05:42 PM
EE batting 2nd..I'm pleasantly surprised

edabbs44
05-11-2006, 05:42 PM
Good to see Kearns moving ahead of Hatte. If EE continues with his discipline, he would make a pretty sick 2nd hitter.

Heath
05-11-2006, 05:43 PM
EdE - :clap:

Cyclone792
05-11-2006, 05:45 PM
Given the players that are starting, that's just about how I'd order the lineup.

Kudos to Narron for not shooting himself in the foot and batting Phillips and his .330 on-base percentage 2nd in the order. With Brandon's inability to take a walk and get on base at a solid clip, he belongs batting 7th, though his solid slugging percentage will continue to be an asset that low in the order.

Hatteberg's OPS is heavy on the OBP side and thin on the SLG side, while Phillips' OPS is heavy on the SLG side and thin on the OBP side. Solid OBP batting in front of solid SLG is a nice formula for run scoring, and it makes perfect sense to bat Hatteberg in front of Phillips. Let Hatteberg get on base, and allow Phillips to move Hatteberg around the bases and/or in to the plate.

That all said, we need to come away with a win here and take the series. Despite how ugly the team looked on Tuesday night, if we take two of three from Washington there shouldn't be many complaints overall for the series.

CTA513
05-11-2006, 05:46 PM
The only surprise I see is that Soriano isnt playing for the Nationals today.

:thumbup:

traderumor
05-11-2006, 05:50 PM
The only surprise I see is that Soriano isnt playing for the Nationals today.

:thumbup:They're going with Ward to improve the defense :evil:

traderumor
05-11-2006, 05:52 PM
Hatteberg's OPS is heavy on the OBP side and thin on the SLG side, while Phillips' OPS is heavy on the SLG side and thin on the OBP side. Solid OBP batting in front of solid SLG is a nice formula for run scoring, and it makes perfect sense to bat Hatteberg in front of Phillips. Let Hatteberg get on base, and allow Phillips to move Hatteberg around the bases and/or in to the plate.

I betcha that's exactly how Narron made the decision ;)

Highlifeman21
05-11-2006, 05:52 PM
They're going with Ward to improve the defense :evil:


Probably not far from the truth

KronoRed
05-11-2006, 05:52 PM
I betcha that's exactly how Narron made the decision ;)
Sureee... ;)

I see it more like this
http://www.codefun.com/Images/Genetic/coin_flip1.gif

OnBaseMachine
05-11-2006, 05:53 PM
I predicted this lineup 100% correctly in the Griffey thread!

kyred14
05-11-2006, 05:55 PM
Day vs. Arroyo..... this could be fun.

harangatang
05-11-2006, 05:57 PM
Day vs. Arroyo..... this could be fun.
For Cincinnati...

KronoRed
05-11-2006, 05:57 PM
I predicted this lineup 100% correctly in the Griffey thread!
:beerme:

traderumor
05-11-2006, 06:00 PM
Just noticed that the Astros had to pull Lidge and let Wheeler get the last out of the game after he walked three in the inning. I don't know if we have anything Houston wants, but with his stuff, I'd certainly check into seeing if they want to give him a change of scenery.

PickOff
05-11-2006, 06:00 PM
I predicted this lineup 100% correctly in the Griffey thread!

To be precise you said that's what I would use tonight. :thumbup:

I went on to say it is the lineup we will see if Freel is on the bench in that same thread :D

traderumor
05-11-2006, 06:02 PM
To be precise you said that's what I would use tonight. :thumbup:

I went on to say it is the lineup we will see if Freel is on the bench in that same thread :D
to be even more precise, "100% correctly" is redundant.;)

PickOff
05-11-2006, 06:03 PM
to be even more precise, "100% correctly" is redundant.

You must not be aquainted with politics, my friend.

DunnFan44
05-11-2006, 06:05 PM
Prediction!! Reds 6 Nationals 3.....Encarnarcion Homers. And Griffey goes 0-3 with walk.

Highlifeman21
05-11-2006, 06:09 PM
Just noticed that the Astros had to pull Lidge and let Wheeler get the last out of the game after he walked three in the inning. I don't know if we have anything Houston wants, but with his stuff, I'd certainly check into seeing if they want to give him a change of scenery.


Might that help to contribute to his psychological woes? I'm pretty sure your confidence doesn't increase when a team gives up on you. Depending on the price, it might be worth checking out, but that price better be bargain basement. Typical risk vs. reward situation.

reds44
05-11-2006, 06:18 PM
OMG!

Awesome lineup!!

reds44
05-11-2006, 06:30 PM
Best lineup all year.


*fist pump*

flyer85
05-11-2006, 06:35 PM
Narron surprised me, I didn't think he would consider hitting EE 2nd

TeamBoone
05-11-2006, 06:35 PM
I'm not sure if JN did the lineup tonight. He's in NC attending his daughter's college graduation and is expected back sometime during the game.

So, I think it's Bucky Dent's lineup.

SirFelixCat
05-11-2006, 06:36 PM
Nice lineup. Let's get a win tonight for the series win, fellas! :thumbup:

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 06:44 PM
I'm predicting a 10-3 win, with one Jr. homer, and one Dunn HR.

Mario-Rijo
05-11-2006, 07:01 PM
Narron surprised me, I didn't think he would consider hitting EE 2nd

I'm with ya on that, I am pretty surprised. I would like Phillips in the 2 hole as even though he doesn't walk much he does take pitches if they aren't were he likes them. He also makes good contact and has the wheels for it!

TeamBoone
05-11-2006, 07:07 PM
Bucky Dent's lineup!

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:10 PM
And here we go!

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:11 PM
K baby

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:12 PM
Way to start it off B-Mac

REDSEER
05-11-2006, 07:13 PM
Vidro singles

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:13 PM
cmon DP

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:15 PM
Fielder's choice

Matt700wlw
05-11-2006, 07:15 PM
Ooh...well, good call -- he wasn't on the bag

REDSEER
05-11-2006, 07:15 PM
Fly out to Phillips ends the inning.....

reds44
05-11-2006, 07:16 PM
inning ovah

0-0

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:16 PM
How many SB did FeLo have yesterday?

cumberlandreds
05-11-2006, 07:17 PM
How many SB did FeLo have yesterday?

Four!:)

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:17 PM
Nice

Matt700wlw
05-11-2006, 07:18 PM
Lopez with another hit!

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:18 PM
Nice.

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:19 PM
EdE bunt?

CrackerJack
05-11-2006, 07:19 PM
Double "family and friends" reference by George and the crafty mustachioed one

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:19 PM
Or FeLo steal?

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:20 PM
2 pickoff attempts

CrackerJack
05-11-2006, 07:20 PM
Felipe got jobbed!

Matt700wlw
05-11-2006, 07:20 PM
This ump, Hunter what's his name, is a horrible umpire

cumberlandreds
05-11-2006, 07:20 PM
It would be nice to jump on Day for a few runs early and give Arroyo a rocking chair game!

TeamBoone
05-11-2006, 07:21 PM
hmmmm, another bad call... technically, Felipe is still "perfect".

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:21 PM
Woah what happened?

Matt700wlw
05-11-2006, 07:21 PM
:griffey:

Big Klu
05-11-2006, 07:21 PM
This ump, Hunter what's his name, is a horrible umpire

But he's a second-generation umpiring talent! :D

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:22 PM
Nice :)

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:23 PM
Dunner time

REDSEER
05-11-2006, 07:23 PM
Well at least he can run out a slow roller

REDSEER
05-11-2006, 07:23 PM
If its fair its gone :laugh: :laugh:

Boston Red
05-11-2006, 07:23 PM
Wow, nice call by Grande. Or not.

MrCinatit
05-11-2006, 07:24 PM
I will quote one of the guys in the outfield seats of Major League "Too high...Too high"

gilpdawg
05-11-2006, 07:24 PM
I know it's windy out there, but wow, that ball really fooled George.

CrackerJack
05-11-2006, 07:24 PM
Wind keeps ball in the park to RF...inning over.

- crowd knew it wasn't out - only George

SteelSD
05-11-2006, 07:24 PM
PBP...

Lopez Infield Single
Lopez CS
Encarnacion Infield Single
Griffey grounds into FC to 2B (wide throw to 1B eliminates the DP)
Dunn hits a HR that ends up being caught at the warning track (wind must be tremendous)

3 down. 0-0

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:24 PM
Just under it. :(

Big Klu
05-11-2006, 07:24 PM
If its fair its gone :laugh: :laugh:

George was so lost on that one. It didn't even get to the warning track.

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:25 PM
10 mph winds coming in from RF according to MLB.com

OnBaseMachine
05-11-2006, 07:25 PM
Umps, for the 1000th time this year, screw the Reds. That was going to be a huge inning if not for the great call by Ray Charles at second base.

What happened on that Dunn flyball? Did the wind blow it back in or what?

TeamBoone
05-11-2006, 07:25 PM
Looked like the warning track to me.

Boston Red
05-11-2006, 07:25 PM
For anyone listening on the radio, how did Marty call Dunn's "shot"?

Gainesville Red
05-11-2006, 07:26 PM
Cameras were lost too. Is the wind really blowing that hard? If not that might have been the worst non-HR call I've heard out of Grande. And he does it all the time, so that's really saying something.

Boston Red
05-11-2006, 07:26 PM
Nice crowd, by the way.

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:26 PM
K # 2

TeamBoone
05-11-2006, 07:26 PM
Arroyo's strikes that just "fall" in there are really a thing of beauty.

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:27 PM
Arroyo's strikes that just "fall" in there are really a thing of beauty.
They're just B-e-a-utiful

TeamBoone
05-11-2006, 07:27 PM
Nice crowd, by the way.

I wouldn't go tonight either.

It's freezing, windy, and has been raining all day.

Matt700wlw
05-11-2006, 07:28 PM
According to Marc, Jerry will not play Griffey EVERY day, regardless of what Griffey wants.

We shall see.

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:28 PM
It's freezing, windy, and has been raining all day.
Sounds like Chicago.

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:28 PM
up 0-2

REDSEER
05-11-2006, 07:29 PM
Arroyo looks to have good command today.....

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:29 PM
K#3 :)

Boston Red
05-11-2006, 07:30 PM
I think he was fooled.

Reds Fanatic
05-11-2006, 07:30 PM
Umps, for the 1000th time this year, screw the Reds. That was going to be a huge inning if not for the great call by Ray Charles at second base.

What happened on that Dunn flyball? Did the wind blow it back in or what?
That was the same ump Wendelstat that missed about 15 ball/strike calls the other night.

Boston Red
05-11-2006, 07:31 PM
Clayton is lost.

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:31 PM
ahead 0-2......

REDSEER
05-11-2006, 07:31 PM
Great inning for Arroyo.......up to 4 K's on the game

Big Klu
05-11-2006, 07:31 PM
That was a wicked breaking ball.

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:31 PM
K#4 :)

Boston Red
05-11-2006, 07:32 PM
Those are three of the worst swings you'll ever see out of a non-pitcher Major Leaguer.

OnBaseMachine
05-11-2006, 07:32 PM
Reds should crush Zach Day - 32 hits in 25.1 IP, 4 HR allowed, 14 walks and only 12 strikeouts.

He should be out of the game by the 4th or 5th inning.

Great inning by Arroyo.

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:32 PM
Arroyo strikes out that side and that's just
B-e-a-utiful!
:beerme:

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:33 PM
Arroyo = 2 IP, 30 pitches, 20 strikes :)

Boston Red
05-11-2006, 07:34 PM
If it's fair it's gone...Clayton's got it.

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:34 PM
Pop out

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:35 PM
Ground out to 3B

Boston Red
05-11-2006, 07:36 PM
Acquire Zach Day?!? Just what we need.

Boston Red
05-11-2006, 07:37 PM
Phillips with a line-drive single to center (at least that's how it looks in the scorebook).

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:37 PM
Single to center

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:38 PM
I got a feeling Ross is going to kill one...........

REDSEER
05-11-2006, 07:38 PM
Phillips steals 2nd

CrackerJack
05-11-2006, 07:38 PM
scrappy small ball time

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:38 PM
Speedy BP

Boston Red
05-11-2006, 07:39 PM
I guess Ross won't be seeing anything to hit now (especially now that they're intentionally walking him).

MrCinatit
05-11-2006, 07:39 PM
This team might be lacking somewhat on the defensive side of the game - but wow, this club can hurt you in so many ways offensively, it is amazing. Phillips has added another dimension since he's come on board.

EDIT: "You know Arroyo's story..."

come on, George, at least act like you aren't actually watching the Cardnals game in the background.

REDSEER
05-11-2006, 07:39 PM
Babe Ruth at the bat

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:39 PM
Boo!

Matt700wlw
05-11-2006, 07:40 PM
Is Arroyo's bat red?

Big Klu
05-11-2006, 07:40 PM
We know Arroyo's story.

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:40 PM
Arroyo will make them pay for that.

Boston Red
05-11-2006, 07:40 PM
Arroyo should have leaned into that one!

Puffy
05-11-2006, 07:40 PM
There is a situation where a SB hurts more than staying at first, potentially.

Big Klu
05-11-2006, 07:40 PM
Is Arroyo's bat red?

It looks like it.

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:41 PM
There is a situation where a SB hurts more than staying at first, potentially.
No faith in Arroyo?

OnBaseMachine
05-11-2006, 07:41 PM
There is a situation where a SB hurts more than staying at first, potentially.

I kinda like the SB in that situation since it gets Arroyo up this inning instead of leading off next inning.

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:41 PM
Arroyo battling ;)

Puffy
05-11-2006, 07:42 PM
No faith in Arroyo?

Yeah, Arroyo ain't paid to hit (plus no Glendon Rusch on the mound)

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:42 PM
Darn

REDSEER
05-11-2006, 07:42 PM
Well we got the pitchers spot out of the way at least

Puffy
05-11-2006, 07:43 PM
I kinda like the SB in that situation since it gets Arroyo up this inning instead of leading off next inning.

If Ross hit one in the gap then BP scores. By stealing you take the bat right out of Ross' hands. Thats why its not a good play.

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:43 PM
Arroyo to face Day, Byrd, Vidro

PuffyPig
05-11-2006, 07:44 PM
I kinda like the SB in that situation since it gets Arroyo up this inning instead of leading off next inning.

:thumbup:

REDSEER
05-11-2006, 07:45 PM
Arroyo K's Day

6-4-3
05-11-2006, 07:45 PM
I like the SB and clearing the pitchers spot in the order, however I understand both sides of the ball.

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:45 PM
K#5 :)

Matt700wlw
05-11-2006, 07:45 PM
I love the movement Arroyo gets on his pitches :thumbup:

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:46 PM
ahead 0-2

Matt700wlw
05-11-2006, 07:46 PM
#6!

GridironGrace
05-11-2006, 07:46 PM
woooooowhoooooooooo JR's back

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:46 PM
K#6 :)

indyred
05-11-2006, 07:46 PM
gotta feeling no HR will be hit tonight.......

6-4-3
05-11-2006, 07:46 PM
Arroyo is dealing filth tonight boys, Reds need to get him 3 and this will be over.

MrCinatit
05-11-2006, 07:46 PM
Geez, Bronson's pitches are wicked when he is on.
Fortunately, he has been on for almost the whole year.

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:47 PM
Arryo has struck out the last 5 Batters

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:47 PM
ahead 0-2.

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:49 PM
Vidro battling

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:49 PM
This is a GREAT AB by Vidro

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:49 PM
and then he singles

WMR
05-11-2006, 07:50 PM
Dunn makes that play every time. just sayin

RBA
05-11-2006, 07:50 PM
Dunn makes that play every time. just sayin


I agree.

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:51 PM
cmon B-Mac settle down

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:51 PM
the payoff....

OnBaseMachine
05-11-2006, 07:52 PM
First inning: Dunn takes the first pitch down and away...called strike.

Third inning: Vidro takes 1-2 pitch same location as Dunn...called a ball.

If you are going to have a big strikezone, all I ask for is consistency.

I'm never been one to complain a lot about umps, but this year they have been ridiculous.

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:52 PM
Bb

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:53 PM
2 on, 2 out

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:53 PM
ahead 0-2

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:55 PM
K#7 :)

6-4-3
05-11-2006, 07:55 PM
Arroyo has thrown 59 pitches already.

RedsFanBrooklyn
05-11-2006, 07:55 PM
Arroyo tossing junk.

Me rikey.

OnBaseMachine
05-11-2006, 07:55 PM
K'd the side again. Seven through 3 IP.

On pace for 21 K's. ;)

GridironGrace
05-11-2006, 07:55 PM
7 of the 9 outs... are K's... thats awesome.

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:55 PM
Throwing a crap load of pitches though, 59 through 3

indyred
05-11-2006, 07:56 PM
sweet..loving a nice pitchers duel

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 07:57 PM
gotta get some grub, Adios!

indyred
05-11-2006, 07:58 PM
First inning: Dunn takes the first pitch down and away...called strike.

Third inning: Vidro takes 1-2 pitch same location as Dunn...called a ball.

If you are going to have a big strikezone, all I ask for is consistency.

I'm never been one to complain a lot about umps, but this year they have been ridiculous.
no question the home plate ump is not real consistent tonight

indyred
05-11-2006, 07:59 PM
Hope Reds keep going after Day.....perfect pitcher for GAB

indyred
05-11-2006, 08:00 PM
if you blinked, you missed the reds going 1-2-3 out in the inning

OnBaseMachine
05-11-2006, 08:02 PM
Hope Reds keep going after Day.....perfect pitcher for GAB

Not really. Day is a pretty bad pitcher.

370 hits allowed in 358 career innings, a 1.49 WHIP, and a very bad 165 bb/182 k rate.
Unfortunately, the Reds are making him look like a great pitcher tonight, but against everybody else he is pretty bad.

indyred
05-11-2006, 08:02 PM
dunner nice grab 2 down

OnBaseMachine
05-11-2006, 08:03 PM
Great grab by Arroyo; he can really field his position.

OnBaseMachine
05-11-2006, 08:04 PM
Dunn to leadoff the 4th with a HR.

Boston Red
05-11-2006, 08:04 PM
This game is moving along.

indyred
05-11-2006, 08:04 PM
i like his 2-1 gb to fly ball ratio...wow another 1-2-3 for arroyo....has to be fastest game to date this year

RedsFanBrooklyn
05-11-2006, 08:04 PM
Time to see some hitting.

Where's the beef?

Matt700wlw
05-11-2006, 08:04 PM
Nice play Arroyo!!

doug flynn
05-11-2006, 08:05 PM
What was that, a five or six pitch inning for BA?

MikeS21
05-11-2006, 08:07 PM
Do y'all care if I jump in?

TeamBoone
05-11-2006, 08:07 PM
Another thing I really like about Bronson is he doesn't mess around. He goes to the mound and gets it done without a lot of fluff between pitches.

This home plate umpire really really is bad.

PS - I'm absolutely amazed that BA has short sleeves on tonight!

indyred
05-11-2006, 08:07 PM
full count on dunn

flyer85
05-11-2006, 08:08 PM
seems like one of those nights that whenever the Reds hit one on the button someone is there to catch it

Boston Red
05-11-2006, 08:08 PM
What's wrong with Dontrelle Willis? He got drilled AGAIN tonight, this time by the Bravos. Seems like there's got to be something physically wrong with him to be going so bad.

indyred
05-11-2006, 08:09 PM
kearns lines out center....nice grab...web gem material

Boston Red
05-11-2006, 08:10 PM
Hatteberg stays hot.

flyer85
05-11-2006, 08:10 PM
4 line shots in a row, finally one is not caught

WMR
05-11-2006, 08:18 PM
George Grande drunk... there's a scary proposition

indyred
05-11-2006, 08:19 PM
0-0 still ..great pitcher's duel from GAB

indyred
05-11-2006, 08:19 PM
Ross out fly to left

Boston Red
05-11-2006, 08:20 PM
This has the makings of a quick inning.

indyred
05-11-2006, 08:20 PM
Arroyo is due for a jack

indyred
05-11-2006, 08:21 PM
His bat is almost pink.....little preview for Sunday.but he K's

indyred
05-11-2006, 08:22 PM
felo singles

captainmorgan07
05-11-2006, 08:22 PM
felo's hot lately

indyred
05-11-2006, 08:23 PM
look for lopez to try another steal here

captainmorgan07
05-11-2006, 08:23 PM
felo steals number 16

Boston Red
05-11-2006, 08:24 PM
Not exactly a strong throw. How about a big hit!

VR
05-11-2006, 08:24 PM
I love it when Felipe serves one into the Gwynn hole.

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 08:24 PM
ahead 3-0

flynn78
05-11-2006, 08:25 PM
Ee!

GAC
05-11-2006, 08:25 PM
EE singles in Lopez

1-0 Reds

flyer85
05-11-2006, 08:25 PM
do the Reds ever swing at a 3-0, other than RA

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 08:25 PM
jeez, I was gone 10 minutes and missed 2 whole innings

Edit: 1 2/3

Redmachine2003
05-11-2006, 08:25 PM
Nice to see EE go the other way.

Boston Red
05-11-2006, 08:25 PM
Woohoo! 1-0.

GAC
05-11-2006, 08:25 PM
That is why you need guys who can steal! ;)

captainmorgan07
05-11-2006, 08:25 PM
nice hit by ee lopez uses that good speed ee 2-2 i like him in the 2 hole with lopez leading off

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 08:26 PM
Cmon' Griff

CTA513
05-11-2006, 08:26 PM
They both hit the ball to opposite field. :thumbup:

indyred
05-11-2006, 08:26 PM
WOuld you guys like to see Lopez stay in the 1 spot?

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 08:26 PM
Time to bust it open with a two out rally

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 08:27 PM
Ahead 3-0

indyred
05-11-2006, 08:27 PM
junior weak gound out

flynn78
05-11-2006, 08:27 PM
I love that we can manufacture runs this year. It is such a change from the past four or five where we tried to hit everything into the river.

flyer85
05-11-2006, 08:27 PM
do the Reds ever swing at a 3-0, other than RAOK, I take it back

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 08:27 PM
GO to 2B

captainmorgan07
05-11-2006, 08:27 PM
griff bounces out to vidro gonna take him a few days to get the swing back

VR
05-11-2006, 08:28 PM
do the Reds ever swing at a 3-0, other than RA

Griff got a lousy swing in on that 3-0 count with Dunn on deck :(

Boston Red
05-11-2006, 08:28 PM
I think I'd rather see Griffey taking 3-0, at least right off the DL. If he can get on for Dunn, we might blow this thing open. Oh, well.

MikeS21
05-11-2006, 08:28 PM
Man, I REALLY wish Junior would have done a rehab stint for a couple games.

flynn78
05-11-2006, 08:28 PM
I think I'd rather see Griffey taking 3-0, at least right off the DL. If he can get on for Dunn, we might blow this thing open. Oh, well.
You spoke to soon Boston.

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 08:28 PM
I'm looking at the spray chart for the Reds, and other then Dunn's fly out, nothing has really been drilled, lots of bloopers today

OnBaseMachine
05-11-2006, 08:28 PM
do the Reds ever swing at a 3-0, other than RA

You got your wish. ;)

Griff swung at a 3-0 pitch and tried to pull it. I really wish he wouldn't have did that, especially with Dunn on deck with a chance to crack this game open.

OnBaseMachine
05-11-2006, 08:29 PM
My (almost) nightly post: EE is a stud.

MikeS21
05-11-2006, 08:31 PM
How many more innings do you think BA has in him?

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 08:31 PM
Fly out

Boston Red
05-11-2006, 08:31 PM
Nice to get that out. Haven't seen a whole lot of Nick Johnson, but it's pretty obvious he's dangerous.

Boston Red
05-11-2006, 08:31 PM
Thanks for the Sean Casey update George.

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 08:32 PM
2 quick outs

flynn78
05-11-2006, 08:32 PM
What do you all think of the contention put forth by some sportswriters that the NL is a much easier league to pitch in because of the success of Arroyo and Pedro etc...? I personally think both are just good pitchers.

RedsIn07
05-11-2006, 08:32 PM
Quick question when Lopez got out at 2nd in the 1st did that go down as a CS?

If it was gameday isn't showing it.

indyred
05-11-2006, 08:32 PM
How many more innings do you think BA has in him?
I think he goes 8

Boston Red
05-11-2006, 08:33 PM
Well, of course the NL is somewhat easier...no DH.

MikeS21
05-11-2006, 08:33 PM
Thanks for the Sean Casey update George.
I stepped out for a minute. What did they say about Casey?

GAC
05-11-2006, 08:33 PM
Ok... has it yet been determined who is pitching for us tommorrow night?

The Lizard or Berlisle?

I'm going down to the game, and knowing who will be pitching will determine where I get my seats, while increasing my chances of getting a HR ball! :lol:

KronoRed
05-11-2006, 08:34 PM
Well, of course the NL is somewhat easier...no DH.
Better you mean :D

indyred
05-11-2006, 08:34 PM
What do you all think of the contention put forth by some sportswriters that the NL is a much easier league to pitch in because of the success of Arroyo and Pedro etc...? I personally think both are just good pitchers.
I know arroyo has said he likes NL because he gets to pitch to the pitcher...bottom of the orders are easier in NL......

flynn78
05-11-2006, 08:34 PM
Well, of course the NL is somewhat easier...no DH.
I understand that, they are saying that the NL is a joke in comparison. I disagree.

griffeyfreak4
05-11-2006, 08:34 PM
the payoff

KronoRed
05-11-2006, 08:35 PM
Ok... has it yet been determined who is pitching for us tommorrow night?

The Lizard or Berlisle?

The Lizard tomorrow, have to same Belise for when Williams implodes on Saturday ;)

OnBaseMachine
05-11-2006, 08:35 PM
Lineout, inning over.

Need some more runs. Maybe a HR from Dunn.

Boston Red
05-11-2006, 08:36 PM
I understand that, they are saying that the NL is a joke in comparison. I disagree.

We'll see soon enough when the two leagues settle their differences on the field. I can't imagine either side having an overwhelming advantage.

GAC
05-11-2006, 08:36 PM
Nice "D" Ears to end the inning.

We've seen some really nice defensive plays in this game (even from Dunn). ;)

The ability to not only get on baseb, but to steal and manufacture run(s) is gonna be the game winning factor tonight IMO with strong pitching performances being turned in.

MikeS21
05-11-2006, 08:36 PM
Kearns getting a workout in RF. At least they're not hitting them to Griffey or Dunn!:p:

Boston Red
05-11-2006, 08:36 PM
Better you mean :D

Goes without saying.

GAC
05-11-2006, 08:36 PM
The Lizard tomorrow, have to same Belise for when Williams implodes on Saturday ;)

Are you going tommorrow Matt?

vaticanplum
05-11-2006, 08:37 PM
What do you all think of the contention put forth by some sportswriters that the NL is a much easier league to pitch in because of the success of Arroyo and Pedro etc...? I personally think both are just good pitchers.

Sportswriters sometimes have short memories where Pedro is concerned. He did fairly ok in the AL too. Arroyo wasn't crap either, he was just ready to come into his own I think.

Boston Red
05-11-2006, 08:37 PM
Good job fans!

flynn78
05-11-2006, 08:37 PM
:explode: :explode:
The Lizard tomorrow, have to same Belise for when Williams implodes on Saturday ;)
Dave Williams=:explode: :explode:

indyred
05-11-2006, 08:38 PM
dunn ground out

KronoRed
05-11-2006, 08:39 PM
At least it wasn't a K :D

indyred
05-11-2006, 08:39 PM
Good job fans!
yep.....glad they didn't get out of the way...if it's in stands it's fair game

MikeS21
05-11-2006, 08:40 PM
It would be nice to see Kearns regain some of that pitch selectivity he showed before Ray King took him out.

Boston Red
05-11-2006, 08:40 PM
I think I agree with Welsh. Dunn should just bunt everytime against the shift.

indyred
05-11-2006, 08:40 PM
kearns a rocket to the track.......but caught

flyer85
05-11-2006, 08:40 PM
another line drive out

GAC
05-11-2006, 08:41 PM
Kearns getting a workout in RF. At least they're not hitting them to Griffey or Dunn!:p:

Dunn made a similar play in LF a couple innings ago Mike.

flynn78
05-11-2006, 08:41 PM
Where are we on the George Grande "on the button meter" tonight? ;)

membengal
05-11-2006, 08:41 PM
If Welsh and Grande don't stop trying to fix Dunn, I may lose my mind.

Seriously, frickin' run amuck in Memphis crazy.

indyred
05-11-2006, 08:42 PM
dunn has never had a bunt hit

MikeS21
05-11-2006, 08:42 PM
Dunn made a similar play in LF a couple innings ago Mike.
I know ... I'm just trying to be blessin' ;)

flyer85
05-11-2006, 08:43 PM
seems like maybe a big fly will determine the outcome

indyred
05-11-2006, 08:43 PM
If Welsh and Grande don't stop trying to fix Dunn, I may lose my mind.

Seriously, frickin' run amuck in Memphis crazy.
welsh wants to turn him into a bunter?

flynn78
05-11-2006, 08:43 PM
If Welsh and Grande don't stop trying to fix Dunn, I may lose my mind.

Seriously, frickin' run amuck in Memphis crazy.
As Bill Clinton would say, "I feel your pain".
No political affliation intended.