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reds44
05-29-2006, 12:40 PM
http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/images/2006/04/24/HfrpCR7K.jpg

http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/mlb/images/team_logos/100x100/cin.gif vs. http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/mlb/images/team_logos/100x100/chc.gif

http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/images/gameday/mugshots/mlb/430579.jpg vs. http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/images/gameday/mugshots/mlb/134268.jpg
Elizardo Ramirez (2-3, 3.72) vs. Kerry Wood (0-1, 6.30 ERA)


An important three-game series for both the Reds and Cubs will begin on Memorial Day at Wrigley Field.
The Reds are looking for a repeat performance from right-hander Elizardo Ramirez, who earned his second victory of the season in his last start against the Brewers, allowing just three runs on five hits.

Ramirez will be making his first career appearance against the Cubs.

Chicago, meanwhwile, is keeping a watchful eye on right-hander Kerry Wood, who had his start pushed back a day due to continued shoulder soreness.

The Reds are hoping the winds will be favorable at Wrigley Field to help them continue to recover from their recent scoring drought.

"Everyone's trying to do too much to break out of it," said Reds manager Jerry Narron.

Pitching matchup
CIN: RHP Elizardo Ramirez (2-3, 3.72 ERA)
In his five starts, the Reds have gone 2-3 and scored 19 runs.

CHN: RHP Kerry Wood (0-1, 6.30 ERA)
Wood is 12-4 with a 3.06 ERA in 22 appearances, including 20 starts, against the Reds.

Player to watch
Austin Kearns has hit eight career home runs at Wrigley, including two this season. That's the most Kearns has hit at any visiting park.

On the Internet
MLB.TV
Gameday Audio
Gameday
Official game notes

On television
FSN

On radio
WLW 700 AM

Up next
Tuesday: Reds (LHP Brandon Claussen, 3-5, 5.25) at Cubs (RHP Greg Maddux, 5-4, 4.28), 8:05 p.m. ET.
Wednesday: Reds (LHP Eric Milton, 2-2, 5.52) at Cubs (RHP Carlos Zambrano, 3-2, 3.45), 8:05 p.m. ET.
Off day
Friday: Reds (RHP Aaron Harang, 5-4, 3.70) at Houston (LHP Wandy Rodriguez, 6-2, 3.95), 8:05 p.m. ET.

Jeff Wallner is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.


Wrigley Field:
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Reds:
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

Cubs:
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

Top 1ST B:1 S:1 O:1
Felipe Lopez grounds out, second baseman Tony Womack to first baseman Todd Walker.
Top 1ST B:2 S:3 O:2
Adam Dunn called out on strikes.
Top 1ST B:2 S:3 O:3
Ken GriffeyJr. strikes out swinging, catcher Michael Barrett to first baseman Todd Walker.
--------------------------- MIDDLE 1ST
Bottom 1ST B:0 S:0 O:1
Juan Pierre bunt grounds out, pitcher Elizardo Ramirez to first baseman Scott Hatteberg.
Bottom 1ST B:1 S:2 O:1
Tony Womack doubles (3) on a ground ball to left fielder Adam Dunn.
Bottom 1ST B:1 S:3 O:2
Michael Barrett strikes out swinging.
Bottom 1ST B:1 S:2 O:2
Todd Walker singles on a ground ball to center fielder Ken GriffeyJr. Tony Womack scores.
Bottom 1ST B:1 S:1 O:2
Aramis Ramirez doubles (10) on a pop up to second baseman Brandon Phillips. Todd Walker scores.
Bottom 1ST B:2 S:1 O:3
Jacque Jones grounds out softly to first baseman Scott Hatteberg.

Top 2ND B:1 S:1 O:1
Rich Aurilia lines out to left fielder Matt Murton.
Top 2ND B:1 S:2 O:2
Scott Hatteberg grounds out, shortstop Ronny Cedeno to first baseman Todd Walker.
Top 2ND B:1 S:3 O:3
Austin Kearns strikes out swinging.
--------------------------- MIDDLE 2ND
Bottom 2ND B:0 S:0 O:1
Matt Murton grounds out, second baseman Brandon Phillips to first baseman Scott Hatteberg.
Bottom 2ND B:0 S:1 O:2
Ronny Cedeno lines out to shortstop Felipe Lopez.
Bottom 2ND B:1 S:1 O:2
Kerry Wood doubles (1) on a line drive to left fielder Adam Dunn.
Top 2ND B:1 S:1 O:1
Rich Aurilia lines out to left fielder Matt Murton.
Bottom 2ND B:2 S:2 O:3
Juan Pierre grounds out softly, pitcher Elizardo Ramirez to first baseman Scott Hatteberg.

Top 3RD B:0 S:2 O:0
Brandon Phillips singles on a line drive to center fielder Juan Pierre.
Top 3RD B:1 S:1 O:0
With Jason LaRue batting, passed ball by Michael Barrett, Brandon Phillips to 2nd.
Top 3RD B:1 S:2 O:1
Jason LaRue pops out to third baseman Aramis Ramirez.
Top 3RD B:0 S:0 O:2
Elizardo Ramirez grounds out, third baseman Aramis Ramirez to first baseman Todd Walker. Brandon Phillips to 3rd.
Top 3RD B:3 S:2 O:2
Felipe Lopez singles on a ground ball to right fielder Jacque Jones. Brandon Phillips scores.
Top 3RD B:1 S:2 O:3
Adam Dunn grounds out, second baseman Tony Womack to first baseman Todd Walker.
--------------------------- MIDDLE 3RD
Bottom 3RD B:1 S:1 O:0
Tony Womack reaches on throwing error by shortstop Felipe Lopez.
Bottom 3RD B:0 S:2 O:1
Michael Barrett grounds out softly, shortstop Felipe Lopez to first baseman Scott Hatteberg. Tony Womack to 2nd.
Bottom 3RD B:1 S:0 O:2
Todd Walker flies out to center fielder Ken GriffeyJr. Tony Womack to 3rd.
Bottom 3RD B:1 S:3 O:3
Aramis Ramirez strikes out swinging.

Top 4TH B:2 S:2 O:0
Ken GriffeyJr. singles on a ground ball to first baseman Todd Walker.
Top 4TH B:0 S:0 O:0
Rich Aurilia singles on a bunt ground ball to third baseman Aramis Ramirez. Ken GriffeyJr. to 2nd.
Top 4TH B:1 S:0 O:0
With Scott Hatteberg batting, wild pitch by Kerry Wood, Ken GriffeyJr. to 3rd. Rich Aurilia to 2nd.
Top 4TH B:1 S:0 O:1
Scott Hatteberg lines out softly to second baseman Tony Womack.
Top 4TH B:0 S:0 O:2
Austin Kearns out on a sacrifice fly to left fielder Matt Murton. Ken GriffeyJr. scores.
Top 4TH B:4 S:1 O:2
Brandon Phillips walks.
Top 4TH B:1 S:0 O:3
Jason LaRue grounds into a force out, fielded by third baseman Aramis Ramirez. Rich Aurilia out at 3rd.
--------------------------- MIDDLE 4TH
Bottom 4TH B:0 S:1 O:1
Jacque Jones grounds out, second baseman Brandon Phillips to first baseman Scott Hatteberg.
Bottom 4TH B:1 S:2 O:1
Matt Murton singles on a soft ground ball to third baseman Rich Aurilia.
Bottom 4TH B:0 S:0 O:1
Ronny Cedeno singles on a fly ball to left fielder Adam Dunn. Matt Murton to 3rd.
Bottom 4TH B:0 S:0 O:1
Kerry Wood singles on a ground ball to left fielder Adam Dunn. Matt Murton scores. Ronny Cedeno to 2nd.
Bottom 4TH B:0 S:0 O:2
Juan Pierre out on a sacrifice bunt, catcher Jason LaRue to first baseman Scott Hatteberg. Ronny Cedeno to 3rd. Kerry Wood to 2nd.
Bottom 4TH B:1 S:1 O:3
Tony Womack grounds out softly, second baseman Brandon Phillips to first baseman Scott Hatteberg.

Top 5TH B:1 S:3 O:1
Elizardo Ramirez called out on strikes.
Top 5TH B:2 S:2 O:2
Felipe Lopez grounds out, second baseman Tony Womack to first baseman Todd Walker.
Top 5TH B:1 S:1 O:3
Adam Dunn grounds out softly to first baseman Todd Walker.
--------------------------- MIDDLE 5TH
Bottom 5TH B:0 S:0 O:0
Defensive Substitution: Ryan Freel replaces second baseman Brandon Phillips, batting 7th.
Bottom 5TH B:0 S:1 O:1
Michael Barrett flies out to left fielder Adam Dunn.
Bottom 5TH B:0 S:1 O:1
Todd Walker singles on a sharp line drive to left fielder Adam Dunn.
Bottom 5TH B:0 S:0 O:2
Aramis Ramirez pops out to third baseman Rich Aurilia.
Bottom 5TH B:1 S:2 O:3
Jacque Jones grounds out, second baseman Ryan Freel to first baseman Scott Hatteberg.

Top 6TH B:0 S:1 O:0
Ken GriffeyJr. singles on a ground ball to center fielder Juan Pierre.
Top 6TH B:2 S:1 O:2
Rich Aurilia grounds into double play, third baseman Aramis Ramirez to second baseman Tony Womack to first baseman Todd Walker. Ken GriffeyJr. out at 2nd.
Top 6TH B:2 S:2 O:3
Scott Hatteberg grounds out softly, second baseman Tony Womack to first baseman Todd Walker.
--------------------------- MIDDLE 6TH
Bottom 6TH B:1 S:1 O:0
Matt Murton homers (4) on a fly ball to left center field.
Bottom 6TH B:1 S:2 O:1
Ronny Cedeno pops out to second baseman Ryan Freel.
Bottom 6TH B:0 S:0 O:1
Offensive Substitution: Pinch hitter Freddie Bynum replaces Kerry Wood.
Bottom 6TH B:1 S:3 O:2
Freddie Bynum strikes out swinging.

Top 7TH B:0 S:0 O:0
Pitcher Change: David Aardsma replaces Kerry Wood, batting 9th.
Top 7TH B:1 S:3 O:1
Austin Kearns strikes out swinging.
Top 7TH B:0 S:3 O:2
Ryan Freel strikes out swinging.
Top 7TH B:4 S:2 O:2
Jason LaRue walks.
Top 7TH B:0 S:0 O:2
Offensive Substitution: Pinch hitter Quinton McCracken replaces Elizardo Ramirez.
Top 7TH B:1 S:2 O:3
Quinton McCracken grounds out, second baseman Tony Womack to first baseman Todd Walker.
--------------------------- MIDDLE 7TH
Bottom 7TH B:0 S:0 O:0
Pitcher Change: Kent Mercker replaces Elizardo Ramirez, batting 9th.
Bottom 7TH B:1 S:1 O:0
Tony Womack singles on a bunt ground ball to pitcher Kent Mercker.
Bottom 7TH B:0 S:0 O:1
Michael Barrett grounds into a force out, shortstop Felipe Lopez to second baseman Ryan Freel. Tony Womack out at 2nd. Michael Barrett to 1st.
Bottom 7TH B:3 S:1 O:1
Todd Walker homers (3) on a fly ball to center field. Michael Barrett scores.
Bottom 7TH B:2 S:0 O:2
Aramis Ramirez flies out to center fielder Ken GriffeyJr.

RedsIn07
05-29-2006, 12:44 PM
Dunn pretty much owns Kerry so far in his career .290/.488/.774 with 5 HR in 31 AB's.

Matt700wlw
05-29-2006, 12:46 PM
I want to go back to Wrigley field....it is the coolest place to watch a ball game.

Falls City Beer
05-29-2006, 12:47 PM
I want to go back to Wrigley field....it is the coolest place to watch a ball game (nude).

I agree.

reds44
05-29-2006, 12:48 PM
I agree.
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Matt700wlw
05-29-2006, 12:48 PM
As we all (hopefully) enjoy the Reds game today, let's not forget what this day really means.

Thanks to those who fought, currently fight, and will fight to protect the freedoms we all probably take for granted.

:usa:

reds44
05-29-2006, 12:59 PM
Lineups posted.

2 out of 3 games with no EE, Jerry needs to cut it out.

RedsIn07
05-29-2006, 01:05 PM
The Cubs have an OBP of .303 this year, the Reds have a .346 clip, they lead the NL with 215 BB the Cubs are last with a 120 BB.

TeamBoone
05-29-2006, 01:12 PM
Wow! The opening post is very very nice. Thank you for all that work.

The Cubs have lost 21 so far in May. Let's hope the Reds can elevate that record.

Chip R
05-29-2006, 01:16 PM
Sure would love to see the Reds whup Kerry Wood.

harangatang
05-29-2006, 01:17 PM
As we all (hopefully) enjoy the Reds game today, let's not forget what this day really means.

Thanks to those who fought, currently fight, and will fight to protect the freedoms we all probably take for granted.

:usa:Sometimes it's easy to forget things like this, if it wasn't for days like this there may have been no such thing as baseball or anything as we know it. Thanks for the reminder.

TeamBoone
05-29-2006, 01:19 PM
Lineups posted.

2 out of 3 games with no EE, Jerry needs to cut it out.

Totally agreed. What the heck is he thinking?

He also needs to stop batting RA in the four slot... he has done nothing to warrant that spot and has probably batted there more than anyone else this year (I didn't look it up).

I've never understood the fascination with Wrigley because I hate it so much. After a game viewed from my not cheap, third row seat along the 3B line, I left with a stiff neck that lasted for days because the site line to homeplate is soooo terrible. Plus the inside is like a cave and smells like a NYC subway. I have no desire to ever return.

Thanks for the reminder, Matt. This should be held as a very special day of thanks to all American soldiers (past, present, and future) and especially gratitude to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Chip R
05-29-2006, 01:20 PM
Lineups posted.

2 out of 3 games with no EE, Jerry needs to cut it out.

Cannot say that people did not see this coming. Although Rich has done pretty well at 1st lately. Yeah, he messed up that one play yesterday but he made more than he screwed up.

M2
05-29-2006, 01:27 PM
I was going to pick on the Cubs for hitting Todd Walker cleanup until I saw the Reds had Aurilia there. He's hitting .218/.259/.327 against RHPs this year and has no business hitting #4 against them. I think he helped prove that yesterday.

kaldaniels
05-29-2006, 01:27 PM
Dunn in the 2 hole?...has Narron done that before?

Joseph
05-29-2006, 01:28 PM
Dunn in the 2 hole?...has Narron done that before?

I think a couple times this season he has.

CTA513
05-29-2006, 01:37 PM
The Cubs have an OBP of .303 this year, the Reds have a .346 clip, they lead the NL with 215 BB the Cubs are last with a 120 BB.

Cubs pitchers are also at the top of the league in most walks given up.

OnBaseMachine
05-29-2006, 01:37 PM
Dunn in the 2 hole?...has Narron done that before?

Dunn has 10 plate appearances in the #2 whole this year.

Patrick Bateman
05-29-2006, 01:40 PM
I actually like Dunn in the 2-hole.

With the low amount of patience Griffey has shown this year it makes sense to have Dunn in front of him. Dunn can get on base all day, while Griffey (with good power numbers) can drive him in. It makes more sense than Griffey before Dunn.

M2
05-29-2006, 01:42 PM
With the low amount of patience Griffey has shown this year it makes sense to have Dunn in front of him. Dunn can get on base all day, while Griffey (with good power numbers) can drive him in. It makes more sense than Griffey before Dunn.

Agreed.

RedRoser
05-29-2006, 01:48 PM
Womack's hitting .714??? :eek:
Let's see if the Lizard can't bring Tony's average down a few hundred points or so today. :D

---RedRoser

OnBaseMachine
05-29-2006, 02:03 PM
That Cubs lineup is brutal. Todd Walker is the only player in the lineup with an OBP above .360...Murton is at .359 and Barrett .353. Jones boasts a robust .321 OBP and the rest of the bunch are below .310.

Reds Fanatic
05-29-2006, 02:24 PM
Lopez grounds out to 2nd. 1 out.

reds44
05-29-2006, 02:24 PM
Pitch 1 - Ball
Pitch 2 - Called Strike
Pitch 3 - In play, out(s) recorded

Felipe Lopez grounds out, second baseman Tony Womack to first baseman Todd Walker.

M2
05-29-2006, 02:24 PM
That Cubs lineup is brutal. Todd Walker is the only player in the lineup with an OBP above .360...Murton is at .359 and Barrett .353. Jones boasts a robust .321 OBP and the rest of the bunch are below .310.

Here's my question, should Ramirez throw them strikes (as is his wont) or should he be working outside the strikezone today? I know which one I'd choose.

Matt700wlw
05-29-2006, 02:25 PM
If Adam Dunn played the Cubs everyday, nobody would ever complain about him. :D

.312, 16HRs, 36 RBIs

Reds Fanatic
05-29-2006, 02:25 PM
Dunn strikes out looking. 2 outs.

reds44
05-29-2006, 02:25 PM
Pitch 1 - Foul
Pitch 2 - Ball
Pitch 3 - Ball
Pitch 4 - Foul
Pitch 5 - Called Strike

Adam Dunn called out on strikes.

OnBaseMachine
05-29-2006, 02:26 PM
Outside the strikezone.

Dunn is really slumping. He just missed a 2-1 fastball belt high and out over the plate. A normal Dunn sends that one 500 feet out of the park.

reds44
05-29-2006, 02:28 PM
Pitch 1 - Ball
Pitch 2 - Ball
Pitch 3 - Foul
Pitch 4 - Called Strike
Pitch 5 - Swinging Strike

Ken GriffeyJr. strikes out swinging, catcher Michael Barrett to first baseman Todd Walker.

1,2,3 go the Reds

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 02:32 PM
Won't be long now till EE is demoted and Rich gets every chance possible to play out of his slump.

Yeesh.

Reds Fanatic
05-29-2006, 02:32 PM
Pierre grounds out to the pitcher.

Womack doubles to left.

Matt700wlw
05-29-2006, 02:33 PM
Watch Womack go 4 for 4 today.

reds44
05-29-2006, 02:33 PM
Top 1ST B:1 S:1 O:1
Felipe Lopez grounds out, second baseman Tony Womack to first baseman Todd Walker.

Top 1ST B:2 S:3 O:2
Adam Dunn called out on strikes.

Top 1ST B:2 S:3 O:3
Ken GriffeyJr. strikes out swinging, catcher Michael Barrett to first baseman Todd Walker.


--------------------------- MIDDLE 1ST

Bottom 1ST B:0 S:0 O:1
Juan Pierre bunt grounds out, pitcher Elizardo Ramirez to first baseman Scott Hatteberg.

Bottom 1ST B:1 S:2 O:1
Tony Womack doubles (3) on a ground ball to left fielder Adam Dunn.

reds44
05-29-2006, 02:34 PM
Nice pitch by EZ.

Reds Fanatic
05-29-2006, 02:35 PM
Barrett strikes out swinging on a breaking ball. 2 outs.

reds44
05-29-2006, 02:36 PM
Elizardo with another wicked pitch.

Reds Fanatic
05-29-2006, 02:37 PM
Walker singles to center. 1-0 Cubs.

reds44
05-29-2006, 02:38 PM
Walker singles, womack scores.

1-0

TheBigLebowski
05-29-2006, 02:38 PM
Garbage.

Matt700wlw
05-29-2006, 02:38 PM
The clock is ticking for the daily implosion of the Chicago Cubs.

harangatang
05-29-2006, 02:38 PM
Walker singles, womack scores.

1-0
:scared: Womack might just take his vengeance on the Reds

reds44
05-29-2006, 02:39 PM
Unreal.

2-0

CrackerJack
05-29-2006, 02:39 PM
*Sigh* 2-0 Cubs.

Reds Fanatic
05-29-2006, 02:39 PM
Ramirez doubles on a fly down the right field line that neither Kearns or Phillips could get to. 2-0 Cubs.

OnBaseMachine
05-29-2006, 02:40 PM
Leave it to the Reds to make the Cubs look like a good team.

IMO any ball that is the air that long should be caught.

Matt700wlw
05-29-2006, 02:40 PM
Ramirez doubles on a fly down the right field line that neither Kearns or Phillips could get to. 2-0 Cubs.

Good thing Griffey didn't run after it...he'd be blamed.

Matt700wlw
05-29-2006, 02:41 PM
Leave it to the Reds to make the Cubs look like a good team.

IMO any ball that is the air that long should be caught.

Not where that one was hit.....no mans land.

reds44
05-29-2006, 02:41 PM
Good thing Griffey didn't run after it...he'd be blamed.
Deno comes over from CF and catches that.

Reds Fanatic
05-29-2006, 02:41 PM
Jones grounds out to 1st. 2-0 Cubs after 1.

reds44
05-29-2006, 02:42 PM
Pitch 1 - Called Strike
Pitch 2 - Ball
Pitch 3 - Ball
Pitch 4 - In play, out(s) recorded

Jacque Jones grounds out softly to first baseman Scott Hatteberg.

Top 2
Cubs-2
Reds-0

Matt700wlw
05-29-2006, 02:43 PM
Deno comes over from CF and catches that.

He has go go gadget arms

TheBigLebowski
05-29-2006, 02:44 PM
Wood almost assuredly has all the runs he needs now.

Reds Fanatic
05-29-2006, 02:44 PM
Aurilia flies out to the warning track in left. 1 out.

M2
05-29-2006, 02:44 PM
Deno comes over from CF and catches that.

In his teeth.

reds44
05-29-2006, 02:45 PM
In his teeth.
blindfolded

Reds Fanatic
05-29-2006, 02:45 PM
Hatteberg grounds out to short. 2 outs.

reds44
05-29-2006, 02:46 PM
I don't understand RA playign over EE. EE has a better average, OBP, more RBI's, OPS then RA.

Heath
05-29-2006, 02:46 PM
Kerry Wood looking like Kerry Wood circa 1998 or any start against Cincinnati.

M2
05-29-2006, 02:46 PM
blindfolded

by his own massive wattle sack

TheBigLebowski
05-29-2006, 02:46 PM
Chris Denorfia would have caught that ball running on his hands, and then he'd steal your dog.

reds44
05-29-2006, 02:47 PM
Elizardo is pitching, so we won't score.

Reds Fanatic
05-29-2006, 02:47 PM
Kearns strikes out swinging on a breaking ball. 2-0 Cubs mid 2nd.

Heath
05-29-2006, 02:47 PM
But, one would wonder that he's still probably on some type of pitch count. We should be in the Cubbies bullpen by the 6th.

Matt700wlw
05-29-2006, 02:48 PM
But, one would wonder that he's still probably on some type of pitch count. We should be in the Cubbies bullpen by the 6th.

Dusty said not really, but around 100 pitches.

Dusty is confusing.

Reds Fanatic
05-29-2006, 02:48 PM
But, one would wonder that he's still probably on some type of pitch count. We should be in the Cubbies bullpen by the 6th.
So far the Reds are not making him work too hard. Through 2 on only 24 pitches.

reds44
05-29-2006, 02:48 PM
Dusty said not really, but around 100 pitches.

Dusty is confusing.
Come on Dude, I ain't confusing.

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 02:49 PM
Dusty is the enemy of pitch counts

The more the merrier.

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 02:49 PM
Come on Dude, I ain't confusing.
You're Dusty?

Shouldn't you be managing? :evil:

M2
05-29-2006, 02:49 PM
Dusty said not really, but around 100 pitches.

Dusty is confusing.

In Dustyese that means he has to throw at least 100 pitches before he can get pulled from the game.

Reds Fanatic
05-29-2006, 02:49 PM
Murton grounds out to 2nd. 1 out.

Falls City Beer
05-29-2006, 02:49 PM
Told you guys the Cubs would come out swingin'. Their backs are against the wall--they've got nothing better to do but fight like hell. The Reds on the other hand, are in full "failure-avoidance" mode. Bad combo. I predict the Cubs win huge today. Blowouts-ville.

Reds Fanatic
05-29-2006, 02:50 PM
Cedeno lines out to short. 2 outs.

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 02:50 PM
Lollygaggers

reds44
05-29-2006, 02:50 PM
You're Dusty?

Shouldn't you be managing? :evil:
Come on dude. I don't know nothing about no managinig.

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 02:50 PM
:usa:
Happy Memorial day all

Reds Fanatic
05-29-2006, 02:51 PM
Wood lines a double to left.

M2
05-29-2006, 02:51 PM
Told you guys the Cubs would come out swingin'. Their backs are against the wall--they've got nothing better to do but fight like hell. The Reds on the other hand, are in full "failure-avoidance" mode. Bad combo. I predict the Cubs win huge today. Blowouts-ville.

If Wood's on and Ramirez insists on working near the middle of the strikezone, you might be right.

OnBaseMachine
05-29-2006, 02:51 PM
Wood is arguably the third or fourth best hitter on the Cubs team.

reds44
05-29-2006, 02:51 PM
Wood got good wood on that one.

Matt700wlw
05-29-2006, 02:52 PM
We need Arroyo to pinch it today....:D

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 02:52 PM
He's a pitcher :bang:

TheBigLebowski
05-29-2006, 02:52 PM
Kerry Wood already has more hits than the Reds.

reds44
05-29-2006, 02:52 PM
We need Arroyo to pinch it today....:D
Only if RUsch comes in.

Ron Madden
05-29-2006, 02:52 PM
Dusty has about as much faith in pitch counts as Jerry Narron does in giving young players PT. ;)

Matt700wlw
05-29-2006, 02:52 PM
Kerry Wood wearing the jacket and it's 90 degrees.

Falls City Beer
05-29-2006, 02:52 PM
If Wood's on and Ramirez insists on working near the middle of the strikezone, you might be right.

I would argue that Wood won't really have to be on. The torpor of this offense is flat-out dizzying right now.

And Ramirez just has to be himself.

reds44
05-29-2006, 02:52 PM
He's a thrower :bang:
:evil:

Heath
05-29-2006, 02:53 PM
Wood got good wood on that one.

Hate to hear about it when Wood goes "soft"

:bang:

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 02:53 PM
Kerry Wood wearing the jacket and it's 90 degrees.
Old school

reds44
05-29-2006, 02:54 PM
EZ having trouble getting the 3rd out today.

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 02:54 PM
I say they go back to foul balls counting as 3rd strikes :D

Heath
05-29-2006, 02:54 PM
Dusty has about as much faith in pitch counts as Jerry Narron does in giving young players PT. ;)

Hey, Ron, good to see you posting in the daylight hours... ;)

reds44
05-29-2006, 02:54 PM
Pierre grounds out.

inning ovah

Reds Fanatic
05-29-2006, 02:54 PM
Pierre grounds out to the pitcher. 2-0 Cubs after 2.

Falls City Beer
05-29-2006, 02:55 PM
EZ having trouble getting the 3rd out today.

That wouldn't be because he has no out-pitch, would it?

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 02:55 PM
What's with the hats not on straight?

Heath
05-29-2006, 02:55 PM
Lizard has a better BA than LaRue. Just sayin'.

TheBigLebowski
05-29-2006, 02:55 PM
Something tells me we're getting shut out today. I also see a lot of Cubs runs in the near future.

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 02:56 PM
Something tells me we're getting shut out today. I also see a lot of Cubs runs in the near future.
Think positive :D

CougarQuest
05-29-2006, 02:56 PM
The Reds will win this game. It will end up being an exciting game.

reds44
05-29-2006, 02:58 PM
BP leadoff single.

Reds Fanatic
05-29-2006, 02:58 PM
Phillips singles to left center between Pierre and Murton.

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 02:58 PM
Phillips says "HA" to Womack ;)

Matt700wlw
05-29-2006, 02:58 PM
Phillips singles to left center between Pierre and Murton.


Good thing Denorfia isn't out there

Heath
05-29-2006, 02:58 PM
Great turnout in Detroit (i'm spinning through the EI package). Too bad that the Unit tossed 5 2/3 Innings on no-hit ball.

reds44
05-29-2006, 02:59 PM
Passed ball- BP to 2nd.

Reds Fanatic
05-29-2006, 02:59 PM
Phillips goes to 2nd on a passed ball.

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 02:59 PM
Good thing Denorfia isn't out there
Deno can cover the entire OF..of every stadium.

Heath
05-29-2006, 02:59 PM
I think Phillips just stuck his tongue out at Womack.

reds44
05-29-2006, 02:59 PM
Great turnout in Detroit (i'm spinning through the EI package). Too bad that the Unit tossed 5 2/3 Innings on no-hit ball.
We need the Unit to pitch against Wood.

The Unit faces Wood today.

TheBigLebowski
05-29-2006, 03:00 PM
Two thirds of the earth's surface is covered by water.

The rest is covered by Chris Denorfia.

Reds Fanatic
05-29-2006, 03:00 PM
Larue pops out to 3rd. 1 out.

reds44
05-29-2006, 03:00 PM
Way to give him over Jason.

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 03:00 PM
Deno can cover the entire OF..of every stadium.
At the same time

reds44
05-29-2006, 03:00 PM
Two thirds of the earth's surface is covered by water.

The rest is covered by Chris Denorfia.
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

sig!!

TheBigLebowski
05-29-2006, 03:01 PM
That was a very productive, prototypical LaUseless out.

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 03:01 PM
If you really want LaRue gone have to play him till he gets hot.

Reds Fanatic
05-29-2006, 03:02 PM
Ramirez hits it hard but grounds out to 3rd. Phillips goes to 3rd. 2 outs.

Ramirez back to batting lefty today after he tried batting right handed last game.

Heath
05-29-2006, 03:02 PM
Dear Jerry Narron.

Catch Jason LaRue 4-5 games a week. Let Dave Ross catch Arroyo. Let Javier Valentin be an expensive Jacob Cruz.

BCubb2003
05-29-2006, 03:02 PM
Chris "Death to Flying Things" Denorfia

Actually, I saw him not get to a ball once.

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 03:02 PM
Way to work the count

CougarQuest
05-29-2006, 03:02 PM
Lopez will get the RBI

reds44
05-29-2006, 03:02 PM
Need a 2 out hit FeLo.

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 03:02 PM
Actually, I saw him not get to a ball once.
Impossible.

Heath
05-29-2006, 03:03 PM
Wood hit 94.

Also, looks like the zone is not outside/Inside - but down and up.

Heath
05-29-2006, 03:04 PM
ChiSox 10, Indians 0 in the 6th.

Ozzie musta gave them the speech.

TheBigLebowski
05-29-2006, 03:04 PM
My gamecast went all Jason LaRue. Did FeLo pick up the RBI?

CougarQuest
05-29-2006, 03:04 PM
Told ya

reds44
05-29-2006, 03:04 PM
Nice!

2-1

ruled a hit for all-star

Reds Fanatic
05-29-2006, 03:05 PM
Lopez grounds to 1st and it goes under Walker's glove. Run scores. 2-1 Cubs.

A single for Lopez.

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 03:05 PM
CQ is a mocker

TheBigLebowski
05-29-2006, 03:05 PM
Nice, Felo..finally.

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 03:05 PM
Seems more like an error :dunno:

reds44
05-29-2006, 03:05 PM
Chris "Death to Flying Things" Denorfia

Actually, I saw him not get to a ball once.
Ban?????

How dare you spew that yellow journalism??

;)

Heath
05-29-2006, 03:06 PM
Todd Walker's a great guy, steady player and good 2nd baseman.

He's not a 1b. You think the Cubs miss D. Lee??

CougarQuest
05-29-2006, 03:06 PM
Dunn will advance the runner

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 03:06 PM
Todd Walker was a good Red

TheBigLebowski
05-29-2006, 03:06 PM
Chris Denorfia is to RedsZone what Brett Favre is to John Madden.

reds44
05-29-2006, 03:06 PM
Todd Walker was a good Red
Still is.

:evil:

Raisor
05-29-2006, 03:07 PM
CQ is a mocker


He's too snarky.

Reds Fanatic
05-29-2006, 03:07 PM
Dunn grounds out to 2nd. 2-1 Cubs mid 3rd.

Heath
05-29-2006, 03:07 PM
Keep throwing that hanging crap Wood. Someone's gonna catch one.

Hey, a break! It scores a run!

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 03:07 PM
He's too snarky.
A snarker?

BCubb2003
05-29-2006, 03:07 PM
Impossible.

Lux Luthor had kidnapped a baby in San Francisco while a train was going off a cliff in Maine and Denorfia had to let the ball drop.

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 03:07 PM
Dunn will advance the runner
:mooner:

Aronchis
05-29-2006, 03:08 PM
The Cubs should rock the Lizard and put this game out of reach. He may be serviceable in 2 years, but he taint there yet.

CougarQuest
05-29-2006, 03:08 PM
Dunn was robbed I tell ya

TheBigLebowski
05-29-2006, 03:08 PM
Adam Dunn is killing my fantasy team. OBP doesn't mean much in traditional scoring leagues.

Raisor
05-29-2006, 03:08 PM
Lux Luthor had kidnapped a baby in San Francisco while a train was going off a cliff in Maine and Denorfia had to let the ball drop.


Lex's evil(er) twin brother, Lux?

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 03:08 PM
Lux Luthor had kidnapped a baby in San Francisco while a train was going off a cliff in Maine and Denorfia had to let the ball drop.
But he threw the guy out at 3rd right?

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 03:08 PM
Lex's evil(er) twin brother, Lux?
That like Lana and Lois?

kaldaniels
05-29-2006, 03:09 PM
Credit to Phillips for getting to 3rd on the grounder by Ramirez.

reds44
05-29-2006, 03:09 PM
The Cubs should rock the Lizard and put this game out of reach. He may be serviceable in 2 years, but he taint there yet.
Why do so many people on this baord not like the Lizard?

BCubb2003
05-29-2006, 03:09 PM
Lex's evil(er) twin brother, Lux?

Denorfia is an excellent typist.

CougarQuest
05-29-2006, 03:09 PM
The Cubs should rock the Lizard and put this game out of reach. He may be serviceable in 2 years, but he taint there yet.
We're talking about the CUBS, I mean, what are we talking about, the CUBS, it's just the CUBS
:evil:

OnBaseMachine
05-29-2006, 03:09 PM
Yet another throwing error by Lopez.

reds44
05-29-2006, 03:10 PM
Oy Womack .

Matt700wlw
05-29-2006, 03:10 PM
Another gosh darn error...

Heath
05-29-2006, 03:10 PM
Todd Walker was a good Red

Guy they sent to get Todd was Alex Ochoa.

Guy they got back for Todd was Tony Blanco and Josh Thigpen.

Reds Fanatic
05-29-2006, 03:10 PM
Womack grounds to short but reaches on an error as the Lopez throw is high.

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 03:10 PM
Guy they sent to get Todd was Alex Ochoa.

Guy they got back for Todd was Tony Blanco and Josh Thigpen.
Solid trades.

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 03:10 PM
Lopez wants Womack back apparently ;)

Heath
05-29-2006, 03:11 PM
If Hatteburg's is Adam Dunn's height - its caught and an out.

You can't teach height.

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 03:11 PM
Error 11 on Lopez

Heath
05-29-2006, 03:11 PM
Lizard hit 94 :eek:

reds44
05-29-2006, 03:11 PM
Womack has like a .500 OBP.

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 03:11 PM
Lizard hit 94 :eek:
That gun is busted

reds44
05-29-2006, 03:12 PM
Lizard hit 94 :eek:
:eek:

Reds Fanatic
05-29-2006, 03:12 PM
Barrett grounds out to short. Womack goes to 2nd. 1 out.

Heath
05-29-2006, 03:12 PM
That gun is busted

Wind-aided I guess.

reds44
05-29-2006, 03:12 PM
That gun is busted
Chris Denorfia threw so fast in Louisville, that he broke the radar gun in Chicago.

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 03:12 PM
I saw Wilson throw 99 once

That gun was busted too

Reds Fanatic
05-29-2006, 03:13 PM
Walker flies out to center. Womack goes to 3rd. 2 out.

Heath
05-29-2006, 03:13 PM
I see Todd still has the mid-90's Oakley-Terminator look.

reds44
05-29-2006, 03:13 PM
I saw Wilson throw 99 once

That gun was busted too
Dang Denorfia.

Heath
05-29-2006, 03:13 PM
I saw Wilson throw 99 once

That gun was busted too

No, it was upside down.

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 03:14 PM
Dang Denorfia.
He was in AA at the time.

He has an arm.

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 03:14 PM
No, it was upside down.
:laugh:

Heath
05-29-2006, 03:14 PM
Ok, lizard low and away, then high and away.

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 03:14 PM
Remember when Aramis was an allstar?

reds44
05-29-2006, 03:15 PM
He Gone!

inning over

Reds Fanatic
05-29-2006, 03:15 PM
Ramirez strikes out swinging. 2-1 Cubs after 3.

Heath
05-29-2006, 03:15 PM
Nice pitch Lizard. Way to make Armaris the free swinger he is.

Heath
05-29-2006, 03:15 PM
Remember when Aramis was an allstar?

Wasn't he a Pirate then?

Remember Jim Bowden hot on his tail?

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 03:16 PM
Womack did well against the cubs and now for them he does well against us.

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 03:16 PM
Wasn't he a Pirate then?

Remember Jim Bowden hot on his tail?
5 tools *drool*

CrackerJack
05-29-2006, 03:16 PM
Womack did well against the cubs and now for them he does well against us.


He's a nice guy.

CougarQuest
05-29-2006, 03:17 PM
Cody Ross would tie this game up if he were batting next

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 03:17 PM
He's a nice guy.
He knows how to play the game

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 03:17 PM
Cody Ross would tie this game up if he were batting next
Deno would hit a 4 run homer with nobody on.


From Comisky

Heath
05-29-2006, 03:18 PM
He knows how to play the game

He Does The Little Things. Plus He Has Veteran Precense.

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 03:19 PM
He Does The Little Things. Plus He Has Veteran Precense.
Scrappy

reds44
05-29-2006, 03:19 PM
Wow Walker is having a bad day.

Heath
05-29-2006, 03:19 PM
Todd Walker ole'd one of the noggin .

Yikes.

Reds Fanatic
05-29-2006, 03:19 PM
Walker having a tough day at 1st. That ball bounced off him about 3 times. Hit him off the neck to start.

That is an infield single for Junior.

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 03:19 PM
Why did they think he's a 1st baseman?

CougarQuest
05-29-2006, 03:19 PM
That was a tough play off the colar bone

reds44
05-29-2006, 03:19 PM
Watch out Todd, Barrett might punch you.

Matt700wlw
05-29-2006, 03:20 PM
Ouch. You never want to see that.

reds44
05-29-2006, 03:20 PM
Why did they think he's a 1st baseman?
They don't, but when Mabry is your other option...........

George Foster
05-29-2006, 03:20 PM
Going back to the last series, Griffey has hit a ton of grounders to the right side.

Heath
05-29-2006, 03:20 PM
George Grande with the Anatomy Word of the Day.

Clavicle.

If you have Clavicle on your scorecard, please see Krono for your prize of a 12-pack of Sierra Mist :D

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 03:20 PM
They should trade for a 1st baseman.

Like Hat :D

CougarQuest
05-29-2006, 03:20 PM
Let's have a one-handed clap for for Walker

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 03:21 PM
Going back to the last series, Griffey has hit a ton of grounders to the right side.
He won't take a walk :bang:

captainmorgan07
05-29-2006, 03:21 PM
it said injury delay on gameday might first thought was what did junior do now

reds44
05-29-2006, 03:21 PM
Now that was S-C-R-A-P-P-Y

Reds Fanatic
05-29-2006, 03:21 PM
Great bunt. Aurilia reaches on a bunt single. 1st and 2nd with no outs.

Heath
05-29-2006, 03:21 PM
In other Chicago sports news, the Blackhawks have signed a new goaltender named Todd Walker.

CougarQuest
05-29-2006, 03:22 PM
We'll take the lead

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 03:22 PM
I love when the cleanup hitter bunts :D

Reds Fanatic
05-29-2006, 03:22 PM
Wild pitch moves the runners to 2nd and 3rd.

reds44
05-29-2006, 03:22 PM
Wow that was wild, really wild.

Heath
05-29-2006, 03:22 PM
Wood's control is slippin....

Matt700wlw
05-29-2006, 03:22 PM
The Cubs, at the end of the day, are still the Cubs.

reds44
05-29-2006, 03:22 PM
lol Bob Brenly

"Woody jerked that pitch"

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 03:22 PM
Control issues? THROW MORE PITCHES

George Foster
05-29-2006, 03:22 PM
Lets see if we can improve on 1-28 with runners in scoring position.

Reds Fanatic
05-29-2006, 03:23 PM
Hatteberg pops out to 2nd. 1 out.

Heath
05-29-2006, 03:23 PM
Nice little Pitching wedge Hat.

George Foster
05-29-2006, 03:23 PM
Lets see if we can improve on 1-28 with runners in scoring position.

Now 1-29

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 03:23 PM
2 sac flies and we're in the lead

Heath
05-29-2006, 03:23 PM
Lets see if we can improve on 1-28 with runners in scoring position.

1-29

Falls City Beer
05-29-2006, 03:23 PM
For that bunt, Marty is going to draw a bubblebath for and feed Rich grapes after the game.

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 03:23 PM
Hat :bang:

Heath
05-29-2006, 03:23 PM
2-30!

reds44
05-29-2006, 03:23 PM
Kearns just misses one.

2-2

Reds Fanatic
05-29-2006, 03:23 PM
Kearns just missed a homer. A sac fly to the wall in left ties the game 2-2.

Heath
05-29-2006, 03:24 PM
For that bunt, Marty is going to draw a bubblebath for and feed Rich grapes after the game.

I'm going to neg you for that mental picture.

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 03:24 PM
Sac fly :clap:

Matt700wlw
05-29-2006, 03:24 PM
Kearns now tied for the club lead in RBIs with Phillips and Adam Dunn. Yes, I said Adam Dunn...

George Foster
05-29-2006, 03:24 PM
Lets see if we can improve on 1-28 with runners in scoring position.

Now 1-30, but a sac fly is pretty good!

reds44
05-29-2006, 03:24 PM
Yes, I said Adam Dunn...
Soft rbi lead.

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 03:24 PM
I'm going to neg you for that mental picture.
http://lastperson.suncircle.org/Smileys/default/nono.gif

Falls City Beer
05-29-2006, 03:25 PM
I'm going to neg you for that mental picture.

Come on. You know it's true. :devil: :mooner:

Heath
05-29-2006, 03:25 PM
Kearns now tied for the club lead in RBIs with Phillips and Adam Dunn. Yes, I said Adam Dunn...

Statistics can be skewered in any way to make positives negatives and vise versa.

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 03:25 PM
Kearns now tied for the club lead in RBIs with Phillips and Adam Dunn. Yes, I said Adam Dunn...
That just can't be..he doesn't have 31 solo HR's :D

Heath
05-29-2006, 03:25 PM
Come on. You know it's true. :devil: :mooner:

:D

George Foster
05-29-2006, 03:25 PM
I'm going to neg you for that mental picture.

Is it a garden tub or regular bathtub?:D

reds44
05-29-2006, 03:26 PM
BP WALKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

omg

Reds Fanatic
05-29-2006, 03:26 PM
Phillips walks. 1st and 2nd with 2 outs.

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 03:26 PM
Is it a garden tub or regular bathtub?:D
Cialis likes the garden ones

reds44
05-29-2006, 03:26 PM
LaRue.

ugh

Reds Fanatic
05-29-2006, 03:26 PM
Larue grounds out to 3rd. 2-2 mid 4th.

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 03:27 PM
Walks http://lastperson.suncircle.org/Smileys/default/wub4.gif

George Foster
05-29-2006, 03:27 PM
Has LaRue gotten a hit in May yet? I mean really! This guy is something else.

KronoRed
05-29-2006, 03:27 PM
Don't think that pitch was even a strike

Raisor
05-29-2006, 03:27 PM
Just finished watching Kill Bill (again). Uma Uma Uma.

Heath
05-29-2006, 03:28 PM
Well, cookout beckons - take-us home.