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flynn78
05-29-2006, 12:11 PM
Next Game: Mon., May 29 @ 2:20 p.m. ET
TV: FSN Ohio | Radio: WLW 700


Ramirez
2-3, 3.72


@

Wood
0-1, 6.30

Probable Pitchers

flynn78
05-29-2006, 12:28 PM
A little standings update on this fine Memorial Day. A great thanks to those Reds fans that paid the ultimate price. Let's go get Kerry Wood today.

NL Central Standings
Team W L PCT GB
St. Louis 32 18 .640 -
Cincinnati 28 22 .560 4.0
Milwaukee 26 24 .520 6.0
Houston 26 25 .510 6.5
Chi Cubs 18 31 .367 13.5
Pittsburgh 16 34 .320 16.0

captainmorgan07
05-29-2006, 12:40 PM
A little standings update on this fine Memorial Day. A great thanks to those Reds fans that paid the ultimate price. Let's go get Kerry Wood today.

NL Central Standings
Team W L PCT GB
St. Louis 32 18 .640 -
Cincinnati 28 22 .560 4.0
Milwaukee 26 24 .520 6.0
Houston 26 25 .510 6.5
Chi Cubs 18 31 .367 13.5
Pittsburgh 16 34 .320 16.0
well said very well said

NatiRedGals
05-29-2006, 01:16 PM
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Scouting Report:
Ramirez looked sharp en route to earning his second victory of the season, a 7-3 win over the Brewers on Tuesday night. He allowed three runs on five hits, struck out three, and walked three in five innings. His control got him into trouble in the third, when he walked two batters with two outs and a man on, then allowed a bases-clearing double. This will be his first career appearance against the Cubs.

This will be Wood's third start of the season. The Cubs are concerned about his cranky right shoulder and pushed Wood back a day. In his last outing against the Marlins, he gave up two hits but walked five over five innings while striking out three. The right-hander had not thrown between starts because of soreness in his shoulder.

flynn78
05-29-2006, 01:52 PM
Lineups anyone?

reds44
05-29-2006, 01:59 PM
Reds:
Lopez
Dunn
Griffey
RA
Hatteberg
Kearns
BP
Larue
Ramirez

Cubs:
Pierre
WOMACK
Barrett
Walker
Ramirez
Jones
Murton
Cedeno
Wood

Fullboat
05-29-2006, 02:00 PM
I hate facing a team that has lost 6 straight.:(

James B.
05-29-2006, 02:02 PM
The cubs lineup looks horrible.

TeamBoone
05-29-2006, 02:03 PM
I hate lineups that bat Rich Aurilia fourth. I'm sorry but that's just ridiculous... he's probably batted in that slot more than anyone else on the team. And his record doesn't warrent it... for Pete's sake move Kearns up!

reds44
05-29-2006, 02:04 PM
I hate lineups that bat Rich Aurilia fourth. I'm sorry but that's just ridiculous... he's probably batted in that slot more than anyone else on the team. And his record doesn't warrent it... for Pete's sake move Kearns up!
Why oh why is he starting over EE? Thats 2 out of the last 3 he has, and I think RA has now played in 4 straight games.

reds44
05-29-2006, 02:04 PM
And why is Larue catching Elizardo?

flynn78
05-29-2006, 02:05 PM
Reds (28 - 22)
2nd in NL Central
Season Stats | Roster | Tickets
Cubs (18 - 31)
5th in NL Central
Season Stats | Roster | Tickets

Starting Lineup
Season | Against Opposing Pitcher

Name AVG HR RBI SB
1. F Lopez, SS .297 5 18 16
2. A Dunn, LF .229 16 31 1
3. K Griffey Jr., CF .237 6 26 0
4. R Aurilia, 3B .252 6 16 1
5. S Hatteberg, 1B .298 3 11 0
6. A Kearns, RF .297 10 30 2
7. B Phillips, 2B .304 4 31 10
8. J LaRue, C .206 3 9 0
9. E Ramirez, P .222 0 0 0

Name AB AVG HR RBI
1. F Lopez, SS - - - -
2. A Dunn, LF - - - -
3. K Griffey Jr., CF - - - -
4. R Aurilia, 3B - - - -
5. S Hatteberg, 1B - - - -
6. A Kearns, RF - - - -
7. B Phillips, 2B - - - -
8. J LaRue, C - - - -
9. E Ramirez, P - - - -

Starting Lineup
Season | Against Opposing Pitcher

Name AVG HR RBI SB
1. J Pierre, CF .234 0 3 15
2. T Womack, 2B .714 0 1 0
3. M Barrett, C .293 6 24 0
4. T Walker, 1B .298 2 22 0
5. A Ramirez, 3B .238 9 24 1
6. J Jones, RF .281 7 22 0
7. M Murton, LF .280 3 19 2
8. R Cedeno, SS .283 1 14 5
9. K Wood, P .333 0 1 0

Name AB AVG HR RBI
1. J Pierre, CF - - - -
2. T Womack, 2B - - - -
3. M Barrett, C - - - -
4. T Walker, 1B - - - -
5. A Ramirez, 3B - - - -
6. J Jones, RF - - - -
7. M Murton, LF - - - -
8. R Cedeno, SS - - - -
9. K Wood, P - - - -


Starting Pitcher
Name W L ERA* WHIP K
E Ramirez 2 3 3.72 1.41 21

Starting Pitcher
Name W L ERA* WHIP K
K Wood 0 1 6.30 1.20 9

Fullboat
05-29-2006, 02:06 PM
No Neifi Perez!

flynn78
05-29-2006, 02:08 PM
Can't say I like the Hatte-Aurilia back to back but maybe Narron's ejection and Javy's walkoff HR will spark this team for a streak.

oneupper
05-29-2006, 02:18 PM
And why is Larue catching Elizardo?

Valentin will start tomorrow vs. Maddux, I'm guessing

Has a good record against him.

M2
05-29-2006, 02:19 PM
.

flynn78
05-29-2006, 02:22 PM
I was going to pick on the Cubs for having Todd Walker hitting cleanup until I noticed the Reds had Rich Aurilia hitting cleanup against a right-hander again.

Aurilia is .218/.259/.327 against RHPs this season and in no way does he merit this kind of job in the lineup. He almost lost the game yesterday when he couldn't deliver in a key situation.

Agreed M2, a professional hitter must get that run in from third. The K looking made it even more of a debacle.

reds44
05-29-2006, 02:24 PM
Valentin will start tomorrow vs. Maddux, I'm guessing

Has a good record against him.
Ok, but Javy can't start on back-to-back days?

Patrick Bateman
05-29-2006, 02:28 PM
Well, LaRue is the superior player, so I'm not sure why we would want Javy playing back to back games.

oneupper
05-29-2006, 02:35 PM
Ok, but Javy can't start on back-to-back days?

Well if you're trying to get PT for three catchers...
Dunno...ask Narron.

Valentin vs. Maddux:

6 for 12 4HR

James B.
05-29-2006, 02:46 PM
The cubs and their bullpen had a long day yesterday so the key to the game will be to make Wood throw alot of pitches early and get to the bullpen.

Newman4
05-29-2006, 02:49 PM
Well, LaRue is the superior player, so I'm not sure why we would want Javy playing back to back games.

Is there supposed to be a smiley after that? Larue sucks. Enough said.

Dusty decided he'd copy Narron and insert the scrappy vet Todd Walker in the clean up spot too. It looks like Dusty just picked names out of a hat.

I agree with TB, what the heck does Kearnsy have to do to move up in the lineup?

reds44
05-29-2006, 03:06 PM
Is there supposed to be a smiley after that? Larue sucks. Enough said.


Productive post.

Patrick Bateman
05-29-2006, 03:09 PM
Is there supposed to be a smiley after that? Larue sucks. Enough said.



Let's try not to turn this into yesterday's game thread, but LaRue has shown over his career he is better than Valentin.

OPS correlates to runs scored awfully well and LaRue beats Valentin no matter how you slice it.

LaRue:
Career- .744
2006- .681 (68 at-bats)
2005- .807
2004- .765

Valentin:
Career- .696
2006- .661 (73 at-bats)
2005- .882
2004- .674

I see no reason to believe that Valentin is better than LaRue. LaRue is a top 10-15 catcher in baseball.

Chip R
05-29-2006, 03:09 PM
Productive post.

Knock it off! If I see a post like that from you again, you are gone!

NatiRedGals
05-29-2006, 03:20 PM
Knock it off! If I see a post like that from you again, you are gone!

Sure make this site better without him!:beerme:

reds44
05-29-2006, 03:21 PM
Knock it off! If I see a post like that from you again, you are gone!
Wait is that serious?

reds44
05-29-2006, 03:22 PM
Sure make this site better without him!:beerme:
:dunno:

flynn78
05-29-2006, 03:23 PM
Before we start, let's have a good day on my first game thread of the year. I was also just thinking that the Cubs may have done the worst recent thing to a player in what they have done to Kerry Wood. I think that they have almost completely ruined his career by pushing too much. He will never be the same.

NastyBoy
05-29-2006, 03:26 PM
Wood is bringing it 95 mph.. This could be a long day for the reds.

Ltlabner
05-29-2006, 03:28 PM
I can only watch for a few minutes. Kerry off to a good start but it's a long day. Let's hope the Lizzard will be able to put some good stuff up there. I'd like us to clobber the Cubs just because....well...it's the Cubs.

Tornon
05-29-2006, 03:28 PM
Lopez grounds out to Womack at second
Dunn strikes out looking
Griffey strikes out swinging

No score middle of one

flynn78
05-29-2006, 03:28 PM
Reds Top of the first
FeLo grounds to 2nd for the first out
Dunn K's looking 2 down
JR K's swinging and is thrown out at first when the ball got away from Barrett
for the third out

NatiRedGals
05-29-2006, 03:29 PM
Wood is bringing it 95 mph.. This could be a long day for the reds.

8 Strikes and 5 Balls though.....

Chip R
05-29-2006, 03:29 PM
Sure make this site better without him!:beerme:

Goes for you too! I have not closed a game thread this early but you people are trying my patience. If you all be decent to each other, we will not have any problems. If you will not, you will suffer the consequences. We are tired of this crap!

Tornon
05-29-2006, 03:29 PM
Pierre bunts back to Ramirez who fields it, 1 out

flynn78
05-29-2006, 03:30 PM
Sorry Tornon, take the PBP. I'll just coast and watch the game:cool:

NatiRedGals
05-29-2006, 03:30 PM
Goes for you too! I have not closed a game thread this early but you people are trying my patience. If you all be decent to each other, we will not have any problems. If you will not, you will suffer the consequences. We are tired of this crap!

Amen to Reds Reporter i guess!:laugh: :thumbup:

Ltlabner
05-29-2006, 03:30 PM
Anybody going into the chat room today?

Tornon
05-29-2006, 03:31 PM
Sorry Tornon, take the PBP. I'll just coast and watch the game:cool:

Thanks :D

NatiRedGals
05-29-2006, 03:31 PM
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMACCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCk

Tornon
05-29-2006, 03:31 PM
Womack bounces one by Aurilia and it goes for a double down the line.

NatiRedGals
05-29-2006, 03:32 PM
Womack bounces one by Aurilia and it goes for a double down the line.

hahah:beerme:

saboforthird
05-29-2006, 03:34 PM
I look for the Reds to strike out ten times today, and 90% of those strikeouts to be "taken" since the Reds tend to strike out swinging against Pseudo-Cy-Young'ers, and think that bonafide Cy Young type pitchers (even if they are coming off injuries) will miss the strike zone 90% of the time.

Tornon
05-29-2006, 03:34 PM
Barrett Ks swinging, 2 out

flynn78
05-29-2006, 03:35 PM
Good pitch to K Barrett Lizard!

Raisor
05-29-2006, 03:36 PM
I look for the Reds to strike out ten times today, and 90% of those strikeouts to be "taken" since the Reds tend to strike out swinging against Pseudo-Cy-Young'ers, and think that bonafide Cy Young type pitchers (even if they are coming off injuries) will miss the strike zone 90% of the time.


It's what the Reds do when they DON'T make an out that's important.

Tornon
05-29-2006, 03:37 PM
Scrappy McWalker singles up the middle and Womack is able to score. 1-0 Cubs

GAC
05-29-2006, 03:38 PM
single by Walker makes it 1-0 in the 1st

flynn78
05-29-2006, 03:38 PM
Doggone former Reds. Walker knocks in Womack. 1-0 Cubbies

NatiRedGals
05-29-2006, 03:38 PM
Womack !!!!!!!! :) I wish we never traded him you guys always ditched on him

Ltlabner
05-29-2006, 03:39 PM
U G L Y

Tornon
05-29-2006, 03:39 PM
Ramirez pops one into shallow RF that neither Phillips nor Kearns can get to and the ball drops right on the line. Ramirez gets a double and an RBI as Walker scores, 2-0 Cubs

GAC
05-29-2006, 03:39 PM
GEEZ!

Ball drops just inside the line between BP abd Ears.

Walker scores 2-0 Reds

flynn78
05-29-2006, 03:40 PM
Phillips and Ears can't get together on a pop to the right side 2-0 Cubs.

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 03:40 PM
Womack !!!!!!!! :) I wish we never traded him you guys always ditched on him
We didn't trade him we released him, and I'm still glad we did

Womack or Phillips? easy choice.

Tornon
05-29-2006, 03:41 PM
Jones grounds out to Hatteberg. 2-0 Cubs after 1, lets get those runs back

NatiRedGals
05-29-2006, 03:41 PM
Releasing hims worse lol

NastyBoy
05-29-2006, 03:41 PM
That was not the good start I was looking for.

Ltlabner
05-29-2006, 03:41 PM
If Phillips lost that in the sun should he have let Kearns get it? Or was Kearns not going to be able to get to it either? Or was it just one of those plays that wasn't going to happen?

GAC
05-29-2006, 03:41 PM
Chat is open!

Outshined_One
05-29-2006, 03:42 PM
If Phillips lost that in the sun should he have let Kearns get it? Or was Kearns not going to be able to get to it either? Or was it just one of those plays that wasn't going to happen?

The last one. The ball was positioned exactly where neither of them could get it.

flynn78
05-29-2006, 03:43 PM
Releasing hims worse lol
Womack is a serviceable MLB player, but Phillips was the right call there.

NastyBoy
05-29-2006, 03:43 PM
We didn't trade him we released him, and I'm still glad we did

Womack or Phillips? easy choice.

Guy has a grudge now against the Reds and will now be a thorn in the Reds side the rest of the season.

GAC
05-29-2006, 03:43 PM
They say it was sun aided.

GAC
05-29-2006, 03:43 PM
Guy has a grudge now against the Reds and will now be a thorn in the Reds side the rest of the season.

I really doubt that - overall.

This IS Tony Womack. ;)

Chip R
05-29-2006, 03:43 PM
If the Reds cannot score more than 2 runs today, they do not deserve to win.

Tornon
05-29-2006, 03:44 PM
Aurillia drills one to left but its caught, 1 out

Raisor
05-29-2006, 03:44 PM
Guy has a grudge now against the Reds and will now be a thorn in the Reds side the rest of the season.


Womack should have a grudge on sucking. I doubt he'll be a thorn in it's side.

:evil:

Raisor
05-29-2006, 03:45 PM
If the Reds cannot score more than 2 runs today, they do not deserve to win.


well...duh.

:devil:

Tornon
05-29-2006, 03:45 PM
Hatteberg grounds to short, 2 out

flynn78
05-29-2006, 03:46 PM
Nothing worse than having your head down not looking at the TV and hearing George Grande go crazy for a ball to the beginning of the warning track. The guy is an OK announcer, but can we get him a spotter?

GAC
05-29-2006, 03:46 PM
chat is open

Tornon
05-29-2006, 03:47 PM
Kearns Ks swinging, 2-0 Cubs middle of 2

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 03:47 PM
Womack should have a grudge on sucking. I doubt he'll be a thorn in it's side.

:evil:
:laugh:

Tornon
05-29-2006, 03:49 PM
Murton grounds the first pitch to Phillips, 1 out

Tornon
05-29-2006, 03:49 PM
Cedeno takes a strike and lines out to Lopez, 2 out

Tornon
05-29-2006, 03:51 PM
Wood doubles down the left field line

Tornon
05-29-2006, 03:54 PM
Pierre bounces back to Ramirez, 2-0 Cubs after 2

Tornon
05-29-2006, 03:58 PM
Phillips leads off with a single into the left-center gap

Tornon
05-29-2006, 03:59 PM
Phillips moves to second on a passed ball

flynn78
05-29-2006, 04:00 PM
Phillips to second on WP

Tornon
05-29-2006, 04:00 PM
LaRue pops to third, 1 out

Tornon
05-29-2006, 04:01 PM
The Lizard grounds to third, Ramirez looks Phillips back and throws to first but Phillips ends up going to third. 2 out

Chip R
05-29-2006, 04:02 PM
Is chat open? I was just wondering cause I have not seen a Chat is Open post for about 5 or 6 posts. ;)

flynn78
05-29-2006, 04:04 PM
It is Chip! GAC is really slacking today.;)

Tornon
05-29-2006, 04:04 PM
Lopez bounces to first but Walker let's it go under his glove and Phillips scores. 2-1 Cubs

NatiRedGals
05-29-2006, 04:06 PM
hatteberg and kearns both hitting 296

Tornon
05-29-2006, 04:07 PM
With Lopez running, Dunn grounds out right into the shift. 2-1 Cubs middle of 3

flynn78
05-29-2006, 04:08 PM
Way to cut into the lead. I'm all for tortoise and the hare style.

Tornon
05-29-2006, 04:10 PM
Womack grounds to short and Lopez throws high. E6

GAC
05-29-2006, 04:10 PM
Only the Reds could make Womack look good. ;)

Tornon
05-29-2006, 04:12 PM
Barrett grounds to short, only play is to first. 1 out

saboforthird
05-29-2006, 04:12 PM
I still think Lopez needs to swap with Phillips.

Tornon
05-29-2006, 04:13 PM
Walker flies to Griffey, Womack moves to third. 2 out

flynn78
05-29-2006, 04:13 PM
I still think Lopez needs to swap with Phillips.
I like the theory, but never gonna happen.

GAC
05-29-2006, 04:14 PM
we got a nice chat crew going.... more are welcome

Tornon
05-29-2006, 04:15 PM
Aramis Ks swinging, 2-1 Cubs after 3

flynn78
05-29-2006, 04:15 PM
Good K of Aramis by Lizard. I really like the kid.

flynn78
05-29-2006, 04:18 PM
We stay close and I like our chances with their bullpen.

Tornon
05-29-2006, 04:19 PM
Griffey grounds to Walker and Walker plays pattycake with the ball and is unable to get an out and Walker is hurt

(Ball apparently hit him in the collarbone)

flynn78
05-29-2006, 04:20 PM
Todd Walker: Still Scrappy
Took one of the collarbone there from JR.

Tornon
05-29-2006, 04:21 PM
Aurilia dumps down a bunt for a single

GAC
05-29-2006, 04:21 PM
RA bunt single. smart move with 3Bman back

CrackerJack
05-29-2006, 04:21 PM
here we go...2 on 0 out...nature lays down a nice bunt

Tornon
05-29-2006, 04:22 PM
Wood throws one to the wall and everybody moves up

flynn78
05-29-2006, 04:22 PM
When in doubt try scrappy I say.;)

GAC
05-29-2006, 04:22 PM
Wood ain't right.

patience guys patience

Tornon
05-29-2006, 04:23 PM
Hatteberg pops one up to Mr. Former Red, 1 out

redssouth
05-29-2006, 04:23 PM
That was a two strike bunt as well... gutsy move, good execution.

captainmorgan07
05-29-2006, 04:23 PM
the nature boy showing us why he's the 13 time world champion

Tornon
05-29-2006, 04:23 PM
Kearns owns one to the wall, but not enough to go over it.. just a sac fly. 2-2 game

captainmorgan07
05-29-2006, 04:24 PM
wind must not have been blowing out

Tornon
05-29-2006, 04:26 PM
Phillips takes a WALK!!

captainmorgan07
05-29-2006, 04:26 PM
bp walks he must be sick

Tornon
05-29-2006, 04:26 PM
LaRue grounds to third, 2-2 middle of 4

cincy09
05-29-2006, 04:26 PM
Phillips takes a WALK!!

front page news right there!!!

jesusfan
05-29-2006, 04:27 PM
Does anyone else think LaRue sucks!

captainmorgan07
05-29-2006, 04:27 PM
larue showed some real patience there :bang:

flynn78
05-29-2006, 04:27 PM
3676
WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

the nature boy showing us why he's the 13 time world champion

Tornon
05-29-2006, 04:29 PM
Jones takes a strike and then bounces out to Phillips, 1 out

LINEDRIVER
05-29-2006, 04:29 PM
Does anyone else think LaRue sucks!

I'll agree with that. Ive been thinking that for a long time, not just because he is the "King Of Grounders To Third".

Raisor
05-29-2006, 04:30 PM
Does anyone else think LaRue sucks!


I think LaRue is slumping as bad as he ever has, but he doesn't "suck".

Tornon
05-29-2006, 04:31 PM
Murton with a swinging bunt to third, no play

flynn78
05-29-2006, 04:31 PM
I think LaRue is slumping as bad as he ever has, but he doesn't "suck".
I agree, the thing about LaRue is when he is going bad, he is REALLY bad.

captainmorgan07
05-29-2006, 04:32 PM
the nature boy caught himself sleeping in the figure four leg lock no play

Tornon
05-29-2006, 04:32 PM
With Murton running, Cedeno hits a bloop single into left and Murton goes to third

captainmorgan07
05-29-2006, 04:33 PM
come on elizardo gotta get out of this one

Tornon
05-29-2006, 04:33 PM
Wood singles into left, 3-2 Cubs

flynn78
05-29-2006, 04:33 PM
Kerry Wood= owns the Lizard

captainmorgan07
05-29-2006, 04:34 PM
why does wood have to be such a good hitter 3-2 cubs

Tornon
05-29-2006, 04:34 PM
Pierre bunts, LaRue fields it very quickly but no one is covering third so Pierre out at first

captainmorgan07
05-29-2006, 04:35 PM
this is the only way the cubs can beat us make us make plays

flynn78
05-29-2006, 04:35 PM
The Nature Boy getting some ZZZZ's out there.

captainmorgan07
05-29-2006, 04:36 PM
he was caught chopping air in the corner while yelling to the crowd

Tornon
05-29-2006, 04:36 PM
Womack grounds to Phillips softly, BP makes a nice play to get the out at first. 3-2 Cubs after 4

jesusfan
05-29-2006, 04:36 PM
Big Play by BP....

flynn78
05-29-2006, 04:37 PM
he was caught chopping air in the corner while yelling to the crowd
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

jesusfan
05-29-2006, 04:39 PM
We need to be very patient this inning... Make Wood work.... he's up to 62 pitches...

Tornon
05-29-2006, 04:40 PM
Elizardo Ks looking, 1 out

captainmorgan07
05-29-2006, 04:40 PM
We need to be very patient this inning... Make Wood work.... he's up to 62 pitches...
exactly if they have to take a strike they shoudl take a strike

Tornon
05-29-2006, 04:41 PM
Lopez grounds to second, 2 out

jesusfan
05-29-2006, 04:42 PM
we need a deep one here from Big Donkey!

Tornon
05-29-2006, 04:42 PM
Dunn grounds to first, 1-2-3 inning. 3-2 Cubs middle of 5

captainmorgan07
05-29-2006, 04:43 PM
so much for being patient

jesusfan
05-29-2006, 04:50 PM
Phillips came out with a tight right hamstring

Tornon
05-29-2006, 04:50 PM
Barrett flies to center
Walker singles
Ramirez pops to third
Jones ground to Freel
3-2 Cubs after 5

Tornon
05-29-2006, 04:51 PM
Griffey leads off with a single up the middle

jesusfan
05-29-2006, 04:52 PM
Patience fella's patience... It is a virtue~

Tornon
05-29-2006, 04:52 PM
Aurilia grounds into a good ol' 5-4-3. 2 out

jesusfan
05-29-2006, 04:53 PM
why not the bunt there?

jesusfan
05-29-2006, 04:54 PM
That was a strike... But I'll take it...

Tornon
05-29-2006, 04:54 PM
Hatteberg grounds to second, 3-2 Cubs middle of 6

jesusfan
05-29-2006, 04:57 PM
Nice Pitch EZ-E

Tornon
05-29-2006, 04:57 PM
Murton gets all of one to left-center, 4-2 Cubs

GAC
05-29-2006, 04:57 PM
Hr. All about seeing your pitch and driving it.

Take notes Red players.

4-2 Cubs

Tornon
05-29-2006, 04:58 PM
Cedeno pops to Freel, 1 out

Tornon
05-29-2006, 04:59 PM
Bynum pinch-hitting for Wood

Tornon
05-29-2006, 05:00 PM
Bynum Ks swinging, 2 out

GAC
05-29-2006, 05:01 PM
Wood is done. We sure made him look good.

jesusfan
05-29-2006, 05:01 PM
We need to jump all over this bull-pen!

Tornon
05-29-2006, 05:03 PM
Pierre grounds out to first, 4-2 Cubs after 6

Tornon
05-29-2006, 05:05 PM
David Aardsma in to pitch

jesusfan
05-29-2006, 05:05 PM
Aardsma in!

jesusfan
05-29-2006, 05:06 PM
Ok... let's rock this chump!

Tornon
05-29-2006, 05:08 PM
Kearns Ks swinging, 1 out

jesusfan
05-29-2006, 05:08 PM
Kearns is blind in one eye, and can't see out of the other...

Tornon
05-29-2006, 05:09 PM
Freel Ks swinging, 2 out

Tornon
05-29-2006, 05:11 PM
LaRue goes down 0-2 and then takes 4 straight balls.
McCracken pinch hitting for Elizardo

flynn78
05-29-2006, 05:11 PM
LaRue Walk. Bring on McCracken

flynn78
05-29-2006, 05:12 PM
Way to man the PBP today Tornon. Lonely job in here today.

jesusfan
05-29-2006, 05:12 PM
what is Narron's obsession with Crack-man!

Tornon
05-29-2006, 05:12 PM
McCracken grounds to second, 4-2 Cubs middle of 7

Fil3232
05-29-2006, 05:13 PM
Can the Quinton McCracken Experience please come to a stop, Jerry?

Tornon
05-29-2006, 05:14 PM
Kent Mercker in to pitch

jesusfan
05-29-2006, 05:14 PM
We need Tommy Mac-468-Loan!

Outshined_One
05-29-2006, 05:14 PM
David Aardsma's picture:

http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/images/players/mugshot/ph_430911.jpg

Wow.

Tornon
05-29-2006, 05:15 PM
Womack bunts back towards Mercker, but Kent cannot handle it. Single

Tornon
05-29-2006, 05:16 PM
Barrett grounds to short, out at second but too slow to get the double play. 1 out

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 05:18 PM
David Aardsma's picture:

http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/images/players/mugshot/ph_430911.jpg

Wow.
How you doin?

Tornon
05-29-2006, 05:18 PM
Walker homers to right-center. 6-2 Cubs

jesusfan
05-29-2006, 05:19 PM
I dont know, I just don't have a clue!

Bob Borkowski
05-29-2006, 05:20 PM
So how long is it going to take Mercker to get back in pitching shape after being on the DL? He is BP right now.

redsfan4445
05-29-2006, 05:20 PM
Merck looks VERY hitable now.

Tornon
05-29-2006, 05:20 PM
Ramirez flies to Griffey, 2 out

Outshined_One
05-29-2006, 05:20 PM
Wow, I'm four miles north of Wrigley and it's pouring here.

Looks like it's relatively dry there.

Tornon
05-29-2006, 05:21 PM
Jones flies to Dunn, 6-2 Cubs after 7

Chip R
05-29-2006, 05:23 PM
David Aardsma's picture:

http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/images/players/mugshot/ph_430911.jpg

Wow.

I remember him from the College World Series a few years ago. They always used to show his sister in the stands. She is/was an actress and she is hot.

Tornon
05-29-2006, 05:23 PM
Scott Eyre in to pitch

Outshined_One
05-29-2006, 05:23 PM
Is it me or is Kent Mercker's mullet feathered like a majestic peacock?

Tornon
05-29-2006, 05:24 PM
Lopez grounds to second, 1 out

Bob Borkowski
05-29-2006, 05:24 PM
Is it me or is Kent Mercker's mullet feathered like a majestic peacock?
I truly believe he needs to visit his local barber.

Tornon
05-29-2006, 05:25 PM
Dunn.. GONE!! 6-3 Cubs

TheBurn
05-29-2006, 05:25 PM
Dunner!!!

Tornon
05-29-2006, 05:28 PM
Griffey bounces one up the middle that the shortstop gets, 2 out

Tornon
05-29-2006, 05:29 PM
Aurilia rips a double into left center

Bob Borkowski
05-29-2006, 05:29 PM
RA doubles...we still have shot at this game, right?:)

Tornon
05-29-2006, 05:31 PM
Hatteberg takes a walk

saboforthird
05-29-2006, 05:31 PM
Going to be another long year for the Reddies. My prediction is that the finishes in the NL Central resemble this:

Cardinals (90W)
Brewers (85W)
Astros (85W)
Reds (80W)
Cubs(75W)
Pirates (60W)

Bob Borkowski
05-29-2006, 05:31 PM
Marty says the Reds are dead last in double plays this year. Whooda thunk it?

Bob Borkowski
05-29-2006, 05:33 PM
Going to be another long year for the Reddies. My prediction is that the finishes in the NL Central resemble this:

Cardinals (90W)
Brewers (85W)
Astros (85W)
Reds (80W)
Cubs(75W)
Pirates (60W)


I have serious doubts about the Astros...long in the tooth.

Tornon
05-29-2006, 05:33 PM
Ryan Dempster coming in to pitch

Bob Borkowski
05-29-2006, 05:35 PM
Dempster has blown 3 of his last 4 save oportunities. Let's have at him.:)

Tornon
05-29-2006, 05:36 PM
Kearns Ks swinging, 6-3 Cubs middle of 8

Outshined_One
05-29-2006, 05:37 PM
I have serious doubts about the Astros...long in the tooth.

If they get Clemens, they'll make a run at the playoffs.

If not, they'll probably end up at .500.

Tornon
05-29-2006, 05:38 PM
Rick White in to pitch

Tornon
05-29-2006, 05:39 PM
Murton lines to Dunn, 1 out

saboforthird
05-29-2006, 05:40 PM
I have serious doubts about the Astros...long in the tooth.

I don't. They have the money to poney over for extra pitching, and they have a decent offense. Getting 'The Rocket' wouldn't be a smart acquisition, in my opinion, but if the light bulb goes off they could pull off some dandy moves and blow the rest of the league away. They're better than the Reds at this point, it's just that the Reds got away with playing "small ball" (I know, normally not their cup of tea, they have a lineup of 9 sluggers).

Tornon
05-29-2006, 05:40 PM
Cedeno singles into right

Tornon
05-29-2006, 05:41 PM
Cedeno to second on a wild pitch

Tornon
05-29-2006, 05:42 PM
Hairston bounces one back to White and Rick makes a nice play.. Cedeno to third

Tornon
05-29-2006, 05:43 PM
Brian Shackelford coming in to pitch

Tornon
05-29-2006, 05:46 PM
Pierre triples into the left-center gap.. 7-3 Cubs

Bob Borkowski
05-29-2006, 05:48 PM
I'm depressed.:( :bang:

jesusfan
05-29-2006, 05:49 PM
The Red's are big Teases!

Bob Borkowski
05-29-2006, 05:49 PM
Marty ranting about Shackelford's ineptitude.

Tornon
05-29-2006, 05:50 PM
Womack grounds out to Aurilia. 7-3 Cubs after 8

Tornon
05-29-2006, 05:53 PM
Freel doubles off the top of the wall(possibly over the wall?)

jesusfan
05-29-2006, 05:54 PM
NO PLEASE NO! a leadoff HR is a Rally Killer! lol!

Tornon
05-29-2006, 05:57 PM
LaRue Ks trying to check his swing, 1 out

jesusfan
05-29-2006, 05:57 PM
larue is killin me!

Chip R
05-29-2006, 05:58 PM
Marty ranting about Shackelford's ineptitude.
I wonder if he ranted about Mercker's as well?

Tornon
05-29-2006, 05:58 PM
Valentin in to pinch hit

Tornon
05-29-2006, 05:58 PM
Valentin pops to Ramirez in foul territory

saboforthird
05-29-2006, 05:59 PM
Someone needs to pull Narron aside and tell him that hitters taking two strikes is not a consistently good thing.

Bob Borkowski
05-29-2006, 05:59 PM
I wonder if he ranted about Mercker's as well?

If I remember right, Marty said that Mercker 'had not pitched well since coming back'.;)

jesusfan
05-29-2006, 06:00 PM
Someone needs to pull Narron aside and tell him that LaRue sucks!

Tornon
05-29-2006, 06:00 PM
Lopez takes strike 3 on the inside corner. Cubs win 7-3, go back & get em tomorrow

Bob Borkowski
05-29-2006, 06:02 PM
"The party's over..." Don Meredith, 1977 :rockband:

Bob Borkowski
05-29-2006, 06:03 PM
Thanks for the play-by-play, Tornon (or Nonrot, backwards)

redsfan4445
05-29-2006, 06:05 PM
wish the Reds batters would not take 3rd strikes.. geesh im not a MLB player but it isnt like the strike zone is smaller in the majors.. its there to hit.. hit it!!

and yes LaRue needs to gooooooooooo..

FeartheEars
05-29-2006, 06:06 PM
Is it funny that our defensive catcher David Ross is actually providing some of the better offensive numbers so far this year? I am not ready to give up yet on LaRue as maybe it might take him awhile to come back from the surgery and get healthy, but should Ross get more time?

redsfan4445
05-29-2006, 06:25 PM
Ross is showing me he is a better hitter and a better caller of a game behind the plate.. time to get LaRue and package him with nothr player and make a trade to help the bullpen..

FeartheEars
05-29-2006, 06:28 PM
Battling all day to keep it close and then having the bullpen ice it by giving up runs late is really starting to get old. Very few pitchers in the bullpen can be trusted. Stormy is solid at time, not a closer by any stretch. Coffey has been excellent. Merker needs to regain form or else him, White, and Shackelford will continue to put the game out of reach for the reds late. How long will Hammond's success last? White needs to be DFA ASAP. I don't care who is brought up. We have to have something down in AAA that's servicable right?

Bob Borkowski
05-29-2006, 06:51 PM
Just as an aside here...a curiosity, I guess...

On the ESPN recap of the game the Freel hit in the top of the ninth is listed as a homer in the 'scoring summary' on the box score page and also shows as a homer on the Scoreboard header page under the line score. Is someone trying to tell us that they agree with the obvious on this one?

(As if it makes much difference, of course) ;)

TeamBoone
05-29-2006, 08:06 PM
Marty says the Reds are dead last in double plays this year. Whooda thunk it?

Actually they're 13th (out of 16). Marty's wrong again!

TeamBoone
05-29-2006, 08:10 PM
Just as an aside here...a curiosity, I guess...

On the ESPN recap of the game the Freel hit in the top of the ninth is listed as a homer in the 'scoring summary' on the box score page and also shows as a homer on the Scoreboard header page under the line score. Is someone trying to tell us that they agree with the obvious on this one?

(As if it makes much difference, of course) ;)

Could they possibly have changed it after the game? Not that it would make any difference, but I guess it would in the stat columns (for Freel and # of HRs given up by the pitcher).

I doubt they'd do that though; I don't ever remember hearing anything like that happening in the past.

traderumor
05-29-2006, 08:44 PM
LaRue slumps are deep and ugly. His hot streaks usually make you forget about the slump, then he levels out. But that is also when he is getting regular swings.

Bob Borkowski
05-29-2006, 09:55 PM
Could they possibly have changed it after the game? Not that it would make any difference, but I guess it would in the stat columns (for Freel and # of HRs given up by the pitcher).

I doubt they'd do that though; I don't ever remember hearing anything like that happening in the past.

I don't recall it happening either, TB. I doubt that they will do that this far after the fact.