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Matt700wlw
06-02-2006, 07:44 PM
REDS

B Phillips 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .309 .350 .450
F Lopez SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .364 .395
K Griffey Jr. CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .300 .491
R Aurilia 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .325 .486
A Dunn LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .379 .571
A Kearns RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .359 .508
E Encarnacion 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .364 .468
J LaRue C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .184 .292 .329
A Harang P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .240 .240

ASTROS

W Taveras CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .320 .319
C Biggio 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .358 .464
M Lamb 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .359 .407 .538
L Berkman 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .377 .589
P Wilson LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .303 .383
E Munson C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .382 .426
J Lane RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .326 .388
E Bruntlett SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .407 .431
W Rodriguez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .045 .087 .045


Rich shouldn't bat 4th.

redsmetz
06-02-2006, 08:04 PM
Phillips is back today leading off with Lopez behind him.

Good, that gives me time to put him up on my fantasy team.

FlyingPig
06-02-2006, 08:09 PM
Doesn't look like Freel's gonna get the chance to play his way back into the lineup.

When he starts.....good things happen..

max venable
06-02-2006, 08:12 PM
Good, that gives me time to put him up on my fantasy team.
Who'da thunk BP would be on anybody's fantasy roster?

redsmetz
06-02-2006, 08:16 PM
Doesn't look like Freel's gonna get the chance to play his way back into the lineup.

When he starts.....good things happen..

I know this is a point of contention in RZ Land, but I continue to think that Freel's greatest value is as a super sub playing all over the place. Not to start anything.

kbrake
06-02-2006, 08:17 PM
On top of what redsmetz said, Freel had his chance when Griffey went on the DL and he was fine for a week or so then it really fell off for him. He had his chance and has no one but himself to blame.

VR
06-02-2006, 08:19 PM
Berkman vs. Harang.....4-22 with 4 dingers.
Seems like anything but the long ball pitch works on Lance :thumbup:

Pretty modest performance against him all in all.

Only 24 ab's against Wandy for the Reds, Griff 2/3 with 2 walks.

redsmetz
06-02-2006, 08:19 PM
Marc's reporting that Pettite is starting tonight instead of Fernando Nieve.

[Correction - that's tomorrow night - sorry]

Matt700wlw
06-02-2006, 08:23 PM
Marc's reporting that Pettite is starting tonight instead of Fernando Nieve.

[Correction - that's tomorrow night - sorry]

Let's rock him again!

redsfan4445
06-02-2006, 08:31 PM
it simply amazes me how LaRue keeps geting starts hitting below .200 and this gives the other team automatic outs in the 8th and 9th spot in the order.. come on NARRON play ROSS!!!!!!!!!!!

Gallen5862
06-02-2006, 08:31 PM
I was able to activate Bp and Ra in time and bench Freel tonight.

Matt700wlw
06-02-2006, 08:31 PM
it simply amazes me how LaRue keeps geting starts hitting below .200 and this gives the other team automatic outs in the 8th and 9th spot in the order.. come on NARRON play ROSS!!!!!!!!!!!

He's done well at Minute Maid park if I'm not mistaken

MrCinatit
06-02-2006, 08:32 PM
I know this is a point of contention in RZ Land, but I continue to think that Freel's greatest value is as a super sub playing all over the place. Not to start anything.

I agree.
Remember, when he took over for Griffey during Junior's injury, Freel's performance suffered as he played more.

reds44
06-02-2006, 08:32 PM
It'd be nice to put some space between ourselves and 3rd place this series.

KronoRed
06-02-2006, 08:37 PM
Rich shouldn't bat 4th.
And Phillips should not bat 1st, speed yes..OBP..nope.

Matt700wlw
06-02-2006, 08:38 PM
It'd be nice to put some space between ourselves and 3rd place this series.

Us being in second of course. :p:

reds44
06-02-2006, 08:38 PM
And Phillips should not bat 1st, speed yes..OBP..nope.
His OBP isn't terrible at this point (.350, 5th on the team), so i don't mind it.

reds44
06-02-2006, 08:38 PM
Us being in second of course. :p:
Yes. :thumbup:

Matt700wlw
06-02-2006, 08:42 PM
Oh yeah...and.....go......C..Cu....Cubs

redsfaninbsg
06-02-2006, 08:44 PM
I find myself unable to root for anybody in a June series that features the Cards and Cubs. Make this September and I might be conviced to root for the Cubs.

WebScorpion
06-02-2006, 08:52 PM
I guess Aurilia bats 4th because it's tradition to bat the 1st baseman there. :confused:
After all, the other team's first baseman is batting 4th...


Hey, is the roof open or closed tonight?

GAC
06-02-2006, 09:06 PM
His OBP isn't terrible at this point (.350, 5th on the team), so i don't mind it.

Overall. But in the month of May it was around .260

Chat is open!!!

Matt700wlw
06-02-2006, 09:07 PM
I guess Aurilia bats 4th because it's tradition to bat the 1st baseman there. :confused:
After all, the other team's first baseman is batting 4th...


Hey, is the roof open or closed tonight?

Open

Matt700wlw
06-02-2006, 09:08 PM
Ooo...scrappiness

WebScorpion
06-02-2006, 09:08 PM
Game on! Phillips singles to right. His OBP is fine so far today. ;)

VR
06-02-2006, 09:08 PM
0-2 Single by Phillips to right to start it off

VR
06-02-2006, 09:10 PM
ohh how I yearn for Phillips to learn how to take a walk. He does so much else quite well.

WebScorpion
06-02-2006, 09:10 PM
Phillips steals 2nd and goes to third on a bad throw. WooHOO!!

FeLo walks! 1st & 3rd, no outs for Griff.

Matt700wlw
06-02-2006, 09:10 PM
Nice patience by Lopez

GridironGrace
06-02-2006, 09:11 PM
woooooooowhooooooooooooo LETS GO JR

GridironGrace
06-02-2006, 09:11 PM
OH YEA!!!!!!!!!!!

1-0 Early Lead

VR
06-02-2006, 09:12 PM
I'm calling double to left by Dunn. (after Aurilia's hit of course :) )

Big Klu
06-02-2006, 09:12 PM
This is probably a dumb question, but is Eric Munson related to Thurman Munson?

WebScorpion
06-02-2006, 09:13 PM
Ken GriffeyJr. singles on a soft line drive to right fielder Jason Lane. Brandon Phillips scores. Felipe Lopez to 2nd.

Big Klu
06-02-2006, 09:13 PM
ohh how I yearn for Phillips to learn how to take a walk. He does so much else quite well.

Hard for him to walk in that plate appearance when he only saw three pitches and all of them were strikes.

Gallen5862
06-02-2006, 09:13 PM
What did Junior do to score Phillips?

Big Klu
06-02-2006, 09:14 PM
WOOOOO!!!! The Nature Boy with a double!

GridironGrace
06-02-2006, 09:15 PM
Hit an Run BABY!!!!!!!

Aurillia Doubles... Jr to 3rd Lopez scores.

2-0 Reds

Runners on 3rd and 2nd.. Dunner up

Falls City Beer
06-02-2006, 09:15 PM
What did Junior do to score Phillips?

Single to right.

Big Klu
06-02-2006, 09:16 PM
What did Junior do to score Phillips?

Griffey singled to RF; Phillips scored, Lopez to 2nd.

Aurilia doubled down LF line; Lopez scored, Griffey to 3rd.

Dunn walked, loading the bases.

GridironGrace
06-02-2006, 09:16 PM
woooooowhooooooooo

Dunner Walks... Based Juiced up for Ears... NO OUTS BABY!

Matt700wlw
06-02-2006, 09:17 PM
Kearns has a hole in his bat.

WebScorpion
06-02-2006, 09:17 PM
2 men in, 2 men on, and still no outs! The offense appears to be awakening. :eek:

Falls City Beer
06-02-2006, 09:17 PM
Kearns has a hole in his bat.

Better than having a bat in his hole. :thumbdown :)

WebScorpion
06-02-2006, 09:19 PM
Better than having a bat in his hole. :thumbdown :)

EEeeeewwwww....:thumbdown

Austin Kearns walks. Ken GriffeyJr. scores. Rich Aurilia to 3rd. Adam Dunn to 2nd.

GridironGrace
06-02-2006, 09:20 PM
oh yea.. oh yea... oh yea.

Go Reds!!!!!!!!

EDWIN GAPPER BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

2B by EdWIN 3 RBI

5-0 Reds.. still no outs... and here comes Larue :)

RFS62
06-02-2006, 09:20 PM
Looks like we're going to hit around in the first

MrCinatit
06-02-2006, 09:20 PM
This is probably a dumb question, but is Eric Munson related to Thurman Munson?

They are not related, at least as far as being father/son. Correct me if I am wrong, though, folks.
Wow. EE twith a 2-run double. Five, zip and the Stros have not even retired a Red.

Big Klu
06-02-2006, 09:20 PM
Better than having a bat in his hole. :thumbdown :)

Now I gotta clean off my screen! :laugh:


Kearns battles back for a bases-loaded walk after falling behind 0-2!

Encarnacion with a two-run double!

VR
06-02-2006, 09:20 PM
Hard for him to walk in that plate appearance when he only saw three pitches and all of them were strikes.

Sorry, didn't clarify. Wasn't talking about that at bat, more about his general approach. (the sb and subsequent move to third is what sparked my comment)
I know he can hit, but he won't last long in this league if he can't make the pitchers throw strikes. His defense and baserunning are plus plus....this kid could be very very good if he adjusts.

Matt700wlw
06-02-2006, 09:21 PM
Larue....rally killer ;)

VR
06-02-2006, 09:23 PM
This is probably a dumb question, but is Eric Munson related to Thurman Munson?

don't think so, can't find any evidence of that on the net...

marcshoe
06-02-2006, 09:24 PM
I pull in the driveway, Lopez on first, Phillips on third, no out. I put some muscle rub on my back, then turn on the tv and it's 5-0 with Harang up!

I don't know what happened, or how it happened so fast, but that was nice.

OnBaseMachine
06-02-2006, 09:25 PM
Five runs are awesome, but I would have loved to have a little more. LaRue's continued struggles really killed the inning.;)

He'll bounce back...he's an incredibly streaky player.

Big Klu
06-02-2006, 09:26 PM
Sorry, didn't clarify. Wasn't talking about that at bat, more about his general approach. (the sb and subsequent move to third is what sparked my comment)
I know he can hit, but he won't last long in this league if he can't make the pitchers throw strikes. His defense and baserunning are plus plus....this kid could be very very good if he adjusts.

No problem. :)

In his second plate appearance, he saw six pitches--four of them strikes--and grounded out on a 2-2 count.

I know it's a small sample, but tonight he seems to be doing what you are hoping for--seeing a lot of pitches, and making the pitcher throw strikes. (9 pitches, 7 strikes) :)

Falls City Beer
06-02-2006, 09:26 PM
I put some muscle rub on my back, then turn on the tv and it's 5-0 with Harang up!



I'm going to buy you a case of this stuff--during the first inning of every Reds game, apply the muscle rub--and presto!!

Big Klu
06-02-2006, 09:27 PM
Is Craig Biggio a HOFer? George Grande says he is.

Big Klu
06-02-2006, 09:28 PM
Hey FCB, not to change the subject, but what is Farmer's Hotel?

Big Klu
06-02-2006, 09:29 PM
George just used the word, "incongruous", in the telecast! I thought the Spelling Bee was yesterday!

Falls City Beer
06-02-2006, 09:30 PM
Hey FCB, not to change the subject, but what is Farmer's Hotel?

It's the name of a song by the Silver Jews.

WebScorpion
06-02-2006, 09:31 PM
Harang with a five run cushion... almost makes me feel sorry for the Astros. ALMOST. :p:

GAC
06-02-2006, 09:32 PM
Chat's open. We got a few in there now

M2
06-02-2006, 09:32 PM
Nice to see a good offense like the Reds give a bad pitcher like Wandy Rodriguez a beatdown. I feel like tonight is a case of certain stars realigning themselves.

OnBaseMachine
06-02-2006, 09:32 PM
That is exactly the type of inning you want out of your pitcher after giving him a five run lead.

WebScorpion
06-02-2006, 09:33 PM
Harang gets them 1-2-3 with #3 being his first K of the night.
14 pitches for Harang ... 41 for Rodriguez. :eek:

Matt700wlw
06-02-2006, 09:34 PM
14 pitches for Harang ... 41 for Rodriguez. :eek:

There's that number again...

Caveat Emperor
06-02-2006, 09:34 PM
Harang with a five run cushion... almost makes me feel sorry for the Astros. ALMOST. :p:

Harang HAS had 5 or more hung on him in 4 of his 11 starts (although in one of those starts, most of them were unearned).

Just saying -- you can NEVER have too many runs.

TeamCasey
06-02-2006, 09:35 PM
Hiya Peeps! Had a muddy campfire. Let me settle in a bit and I'll wander in to chat.

Holy guacamole! 5-0 in the 1st?

MrCinatit
06-02-2006, 09:36 PM
Lopez was safe :p:

RFS62
06-02-2006, 09:36 PM
Looks like the Reds have decided to run at every opportunity tonight

WebScorpion
06-02-2006, 09:39 PM
Lopez reaches first on a booted ball by 2nd sacker Bruntlett.
KGJ singles to right. 2-for-2 against lefty Rodriguez.
runners at 1st and 2nd, no outs again.
Our cleanup hitter swaggers to the dish...

You gonna take over PBP CE?

OnBaseMachine
06-02-2006, 09:41 PM
Dunn walks after falling behind 0-2. Good atbat.

WebScorpion
06-02-2006, 09:41 PM
double steal and Lopez called out at 3rd. Griff gets the SB.

Crap they've taken the bat out of Aurilia's hands :lol: ... he walks.
1st & 2nd, 1 out for Dunner.

Matt700wlw
06-02-2006, 09:41 PM
Wandy!!!

Matt700wlw
06-02-2006, 09:43 PM
He fixed his bat!

WebScorpion
06-02-2006, 09:43 PM
Dunn walks and Ears comes to the plate with the base juiced for the second time tonight.

RFS62
06-02-2006, 09:44 PM
Wandy!!!


Wandy will very soon be joining Astrobuddy at the nearest bar.

MrCinatit
06-02-2006, 09:45 PM
So THIS is what it felt like for the other team when Williams was on the mound for our team (bada bing)

Falls City Beer
06-02-2006, 09:46 PM
When's the last time the Reds pushed across seven runs at Minute Maid (Enron)?

WebScorpion
06-02-2006, 09:46 PM
Kearns singled to center, Griffey and Aurilia scored, Dunn to third on center fielder Taveras´ fielding error. :beerme:

Wandy at 64 pitches and he's still only got 1 out in the 2nd. :eek:

Big Klu
06-02-2006, 09:49 PM
Wandy!!!

Wandy Wodwiguez is outta the game! Heh-heh-heh!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/17/Elmerfudd2.jpg/180px-Elmerfudd2.jpg

Joseph
06-02-2006, 09:50 PM
8-0, niiiiiiiice.

The team is looking sharp, and getting the breaks tonight that they hadn't in a few weeks.

Big Klu
06-02-2006, 09:51 PM
George says that Wilson would have gotten a "talking to" if he hadn't caught that ball. :rolleyes:

WebScorpion
06-02-2006, 09:52 PM
At this point I'd have the Reds batters taking as many pitches as possible. See how much of their 'pen we can burn through in this first game. ;)

WebScorpion
06-02-2006, 09:55 PM
K

WebScorpion
06-02-2006, 09:56 PM
k

M2
06-02-2006, 09:57 PM
Hey Munson, taste the heat.

WebScorpion
06-02-2006, 09:58 PM
K! Harangatang strikes out the side in the 2nd. WOW!

Only 12 pitches that inning, so Aaron sits at 26 pitches after 2 innings.

redsmetz
06-02-2006, 10:01 PM
Like I said, I'm glad I got Brandon Phillips back in the line-up (ha, and I sat Willie Tavares!).

Matt700wlw
06-02-2006, 10:01 PM
Phillips

:jump:

Big Klu
06-02-2006, 10:01 PM
Brandon Phillips HR!

SandyD
06-02-2006, 10:03 PM
At this point I'd have the Reds batters taking as many pitches as possible. See how much of their 'pen we can burn through in this first game. ;)

:devil:

May not be a bad strategy.

astros announcers sort of out of context moment: "if he could pitch effectively for while, it would really help."

RFS62
06-02-2006, 10:03 PM
At this point I'd have the Reds batters taking as many pitches as possible. See how much of their 'pen we can burn through in this first game. ;)


Exactly!!

Matt700wlw
06-02-2006, 10:12 PM
Damn...no shut-out or no hitter

:)

Falls City Beer
06-02-2006, 10:15 PM
I predict that this game ends as a one-run game.

Big Klu
06-02-2006, 10:15 PM
Is Biggio a HOF player? George seems to think so.

Falls City Beer
06-02-2006, 10:17 PM
Harang can be frustratingly inefficient.

WebScorpion
06-02-2006, 10:21 PM
I predict that this game ends as a one-run game.

I predict it won't! :D

Harang gets out of a bit of a jam in the 3rd...one run on one hit. Reds 9 - Stros 1 after 3 complete.

Falls City Beer
06-02-2006, 10:24 PM
I predict it won't! :D

Harang gets out of a bit of a jam in the 3rd...one run on one hit. Reds 9 - Stros 1 after 3 complete.

Yeah, this offense can go Operation Shutdown before you can say "no killer instinct."

And Harang, while talented, has let a number of leads slip away from failure to bear down and focus.

M2
06-02-2006, 10:27 PM
I predict that this game ends as a one-run game.

This Astros lineup would need three games to score eight runs on Harang.

Joseph
06-02-2006, 10:36 PM
9-2, top of 5.

WebScorpion
06-02-2006, 10:36 PM
Reds go down 1-2-3 in the 4th.

Harang gives up an opening dinger to Berkman, but optherwise not much damage. 1 run on 2 hits.

Reds 9 - Stros 2 after 4 complete. :cool:

Reds Fanatic
06-02-2006, 10:37 PM
Good hustle by Encarnacion his 2nd double of the night.

Matt700wlw
06-02-2006, 10:37 PM
Edwin is unstoppable

Reds Fanatic
06-02-2006, 10:39 PM
Lamb robs Larue of a hit.

Reds Fanatic
06-02-2006, 10:42 PM
Phillips flies out to end the inning. 9-2 Reds mid 5th.

Reds Fanatic
06-02-2006, 10:46 PM
Sampson strikes out. 5 K's for Harang.
Taveras attempts a bunt and is thrown out by Harang.
Biggio singles.
Lamb breaks his bat and flies out to left. 9-2 Reds after 5.

WebScorpion
06-02-2006, 10:48 PM
All the Reds hitters except Harang took 2 strikes before putting the ball in play. Sampson up to 45 pitches, which would be enough for most relievers. Unfortunately, Sampson is a starter called up from AAA and I can't find any evidence of him pitching since the 25th of May. I think he's got a lot left in the tank. :rant2:

Matt700wlw
06-02-2006, 10:50 PM
Whomever's idea it was to leave the roof open made a mistake.

There's thunder and lightning around the area.


:doh:

Matt700wlw
06-02-2006, 10:52 PM
Roof closing now, ballgame continues.

WebScorpion
06-02-2006, 10:53 PM
Whoever's idea it was to leave the roof open made a mistake.

There's thunder around the area.

:doh:

I think they can close it in something like 15 minutes.

Meanwhile Harang gets out of the 5th giving up a single to Biggio. He only used 11 pitches that inning. GJ Aaron!

After 5, Reds still up 9-2

Reds Fanatic
06-02-2006, 10:54 PM
Lopez grounds out to the pitcher.
Junior flies out to center.
Aurilia doubles to left. His 2nd double of the game.

Big Klu
06-02-2006, 10:55 PM
George, that wasn't a wind-aided anything!

GAC
06-02-2006, 10:55 PM
RA dbls

Big Klu
06-02-2006, 10:56 PM
WOOOOO!!!! The Nature Boy doubles again!

Reds Fanatic
06-02-2006, 10:56 PM
Intentional walk to Dunn.

WebScorpion
06-02-2006, 10:57 PM
Intentionally walking Dunn...I hope Ears takes this personal. ;)

Reds Fanatic
06-02-2006, 10:58 PM
Kearns singles to right. His 4th RBI of the game. 10-2 Reds!!

Matt700wlw
06-02-2006, 10:58 PM
Ok Redlegs, don't get ALL of the offense out of your system tonight.. :)

Reds Fanatic
06-02-2006, 11:00 PM
Encarnacion singles to center. His 4th RBI of the game. 11-2 Reds!

Larue grounds out. 11-2 Reds mid 6th.

WebScorpion
06-02-2006, 11:00 PM
Ok Redlegs, don't get ALL of the offense out of your system tonight.. :)

Keep on rockin'! I wanna burn through at least 2 more relievers tonight. :evil:

Reds Fanatic
06-02-2006, 11:06 PM
Berkman pops out to 2nd.
Wilson singles to right.
Munson flies out to right.
Lane flies out to right. 11-2 Reds after 6.

M2
06-02-2006, 11:10 PM
Great battle there between Harang and Berkman. Aaron kept trying to bury the ball in on Berkman's hands, Lance fouled off a few. Then Harang wasted one low and followed it up with another pitch on the inner edge of the strikezone and right on top of Berkman's hands. Aaron changed his perspective with the waste pitch just enough to beat him back in the spot where he wanted to throw it.

Falls City Beer
06-02-2006, 11:11 PM
100 pitches through 5 1/3 for Aaron. That's a ton of bullpen outs we're asking for.

Gallen5862
06-02-2006, 11:11 PM
I dropped EE from my fantasy team so he goes on a rbi tear.:) I was glad to help. I just finished a fantasy draft. How is Harang looking on the mound?

M2
06-02-2006, 11:13 PM
100 pitches through 5 1/3 for Aaron. That's a ton of bullpen outs we're asking for.

The Astros made him work, but unless Berkman hits two grannies in the next three innings, I don't see Houston making this a game.

Gallen5862
06-02-2006, 11:13 PM
Does Yan get to pitch tonight? Narron said he wanted Yan to get some work in without a big pressure situation.

Reds Fanatic
06-02-2006, 11:14 PM
I dropped EE from my fantasy team so he goes on a rbi tear.:) I was glad to help. I just finished a fantasy draft. How is Harang looking on the mound?
I have not seen the whole game but the last few innings Harang is cruising. Of course it helps to have a 9 run lead but he is going through the Astros lineup with ease.

Reds Fanatic
06-02-2006, 11:15 PM
Freel pinch hitting for Harang.

Harangs's line for the night: 6 IP, 5H, 2ER, 2BB, 5 K.

Reds Fanatic
06-02-2006, 11:15 PM
Freel strikes out swinging.
Phillips strikes out looking.
Lopez singles to right.
Pitching change.
Trever Miller in to pitch. Burke in to play right.
Passed ball moves Lopez to 2nd.
Junior strikes out. 11-2 Reds mid 7th.

WebScorpion
06-02-2006, 11:22 PM
81 pitches for Sampson. Must be nice to have a young starter sitting in your bullpen. :thumbdown

Reds Fanatic
06-02-2006, 11:26 PM
Chris Hammond in to pitch. Freel stays in to play center.
Bruntlett reaches on a bloop single to left center.
Burke singles. 1st and 2nd.
Taveras flies out to center.

Big Klu
06-02-2006, 11:28 PM
Chris Hammond ERA-Meter: 5.51

Big Klu
06-02-2006, 11:31 PM
Chris Hammond ERA-Meter: 5.40

Big Klu
06-02-2006, 11:33 PM
Chris Hammond ERA-Meter: 5.29

Reds Fanatic
06-02-2006, 11:33 PM
Biggio grounds into a 5-4 fielder's choice. 1st and 3rd. 2 outs.
Lamb grounds out to 2nd. 11-2 Reds after 7.

WebScorpion
06-02-2006, 11:34 PM
Does Yan get to pitch tonight? Narron said he wanted Yan to get some work in without a big pressure situation.

I would have gone with Yan myself ... if he did well, I'd let him go for the 3 inning save. :thumbup:

Big Klu
06-02-2006, 11:34 PM
Chris Hammond ERA-Meter: 5.19

Reds Fanatic
06-02-2006, 11:35 PM
Chris Hammond ERA-Meter: 5.19
Great improvement by Hammond.

He had a 16.20 ERA in April and 0.79 ERA in May.

Reds Fanatic
06-02-2006, 11:36 PM
Aurilia pops out to 2nd.
McCracken pinch hits for Dunn and flies out to left.
Kearns doubles to left. His 3rd hit of the night.
Encarnacion strikes out swinging. 11-2 Reds mid 8th.

CTA513
06-02-2006, 11:40 PM
Does Yan get to pitch tonight? Narron said he wanted Yan to get some work in without a big pressure situation.

It would be a good time for him to get some work in since he hasnt pitched in over 10 games.

redsrule2500
06-02-2006, 11:40 PM
It's been a while since a game like this. I like it.

Reds Fanatic
06-02-2006, 11:43 PM
David Weathers in to pitch. Not sure why they would not use Yan here.
Berkman flies out to right.
Wilson with a long homer to left. Up on the railroad tracks. 11-3.

redsrule2500
06-02-2006, 11:44 PM
We can improve our RS - RA stat. Yay.

Gallen5862
06-02-2006, 11:44 PM
This looks like a dumb move. You are wasting Weathers and not giving yan a chance to get some work in.

redsrule2500
06-02-2006, 11:44 PM
.... so lame, yay Weathers.

Wasting Weathers? He is a waste.

Matt700wlw
06-02-2006, 11:44 PM
This looks like a dumb move. You are wasting Weathers and not giving yan a chance to get some work in.

Good thing he's not closing out a close game....he may have just blown it.

Gallen5862
06-02-2006, 11:45 PM
What did Weathers do?

Reds Fanatic
06-02-2006, 11:46 PM
Munson pops out to 3rd.
Palmeiro grounds out to 1st. 11-3 Reds after 8.

Matt700wlw
06-02-2006, 11:46 PM
What did Weathers do?

Gave up a homer to Preston Wilson....not a big deal tonight.

Reds Fanatic
06-02-2006, 11:49 PM
Dave Borkowski in to pitch.
Larue grounds out to 3rd.
Freel doubles to left center.

Joseph
06-02-2006, 11:50 PM
That slump has to end sometime.

redsrule2500
06-02-2006, 11:51 PM
Weather just gave up a solo homerun

Gallen5862
06-02-2006, 11:52 PM
Do you think that Ross will start getting more playing time?

Matt700wlw
06-02-2006, 11:52 PM
Marty talking about his real name.

Reds Fanatic
06-02-2006, 11:53 PM
Phillips strikes out swinging.
Good 8 pitch AB by Lopez. Lopez walks. 1st and 2nd.
Ross pinch hits and homers to left. 14-3 Reds!!!
Aurilia strikes out swinging. 14-3 Reds mid 9th.

Matt700wlw
06-02-2006, 11:57 PM
David Ross should play more. He just shot a 3 run HR

WebScorpion
06-03-2006, 12:00 AM
The sad part is that Larue is the kind of hitter who needs to work out of slumps. He won't get better sitting on the bench. Truthfully, he's not used to sitting as much as he has this season ... I think that's part of the problem. Catch-22 ... he has to play to get better, but if he doesn't get better we won't want to play him. Also we can't trade him easily if he doesn't get better. Oh well, at least he picked a good game to go 0-for-5 and strand 6 runners...we didn't really need it.

WebScorpion
06-03-2006, 12:01 AM
Yan! Can Yan cook?
:cool:

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2006, 12:01 AM
Esteban Yan makes his Reds debut.

95 MPH on that last pitch from Yan

Brunlett leads off with a walk.
Burke pops out to short.
Taveras pops out to 1st.

redsandrails
06-03-2006, 12:03 AM
At this point, Ross should be handed the job, or at least over 1/2 of the catching duties + more consideration pinch hitting. I'm not completely sold on him but LaRue has been doing absolute horribly lately and Ross definately has more ceiling. I say try him in there as much as possible (still letting the pitchers who like to work with LaRue have him). If this guy fizzles then alright, he's the same caliber as LaRue but if he does pretty well then give him the job by all means. It will be tough to unload LaRue as cold as he's been though and that fat contract doesn't help.

WebScorpion
06-03-2006, 12:04 AM
Is this low pressure? He needs to get 3 outs before they score 11 runs.:ughmamoru

KronoRed
06-03-2006, 12:05 AM
If there was a market for LaRue I think he'd be gone by now.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2006, 12:07 AM
Everett grounds out to 3rd. Reds win 14-3. Most runs the Reds have scored in a game in Houston since 1970.

Matt700wlw
06-03-2006, 12:07 AM
The Texans could only muster up a field goal against the stout Bengals defense.

Bengals win 14-3 :)

Gallen5862
06-03-2006, 12:08 AM
"And this one belongs to the Reds." Yan has a sucessful debut on the mound and welcome back BP.

Aronchis
06-03-2006, 12:09 AM
Kullman shouldn't have been allowed to act in his short tenure. Larue and White being examples of his "moves".

redsrule2500
06-03-2006, 12:12 AM
Great game, that was fun. :)

KronoRed
06-03-2006, 12:12 AM
Kullman shouldn't have been allowed to act in his short tenure. Larue and White being examples of his "moves".
Have to disagree, LaRue has been one of the better catchers in baseball for the last 3 + years, giving him a 2 year deal when the team has very little in the minors as far as catchers who can actually hit wasn't a bad move, now, not moving Valentin was.

redsrule2500
06-03-2006, 12:13 AM
"I'm sure they're going bananas" ....

traderumor
06-03-2006, 12:14 AM
Yan is what you would call maximum effort. He was just chucking heat in there and those judy 'stros hitters were hacking away. This bullpen desperately cried for another power arm, so maybe with the volatility of relievers, we can ride an uptick, but he obviously has a smidge of a command issue.

redsrule2500
06-03-2006, 12:17 AM
Don't look now...but the Cubs/Cards game is getting interesting!!!

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2006, 12:22 AM
Don't look now...but the Cubs/Cards game is getting interesting!!!Cubs score twice in the top of the 9th to tie it at 4-4.

CTA513
06-03-2006, 12:25 AM
Cubs score twice in the top of the 9th to tie it at 4-4.

Pujols due up second this inning.

:help:

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2006, 12:28 AM
Cubs and Cards are headed to extra innings.

CTA513
06-03-2006, 12:29 AM
Pujols due up second this inning.

:help:

Pujols struck out 2 times today.... the world must be coming to an end.

:eek:

GAC
06-03-2006, 07:04 AM
4-3 Cubs in 14.

As poor as the Reds have been playing (and I do think they will snap out of it), Cards are letting teams hang around.

We're only 4 games out, when you'd think we'd be 10! :lol:

Matt700wlw
06-03-2006, 01:13 PM
Pujols struck out 2 times today.... the world must be coming to an end.

:eek:

To Pujols, that's a slump. To normal baseball players, it happens.

CTA513
06-03-2006, 01:25 PM
To Pujols, that's a slump. To normal baseball players, it happens.

He ended up striking out 3 times during the game.

:eek:

reds44
06-03-2006, 01:43 PM
Edwin had 4 RBI's last night, I think he only had 5 all of May.

TeamBoone
06-03-2006, 05:07 PM
He ended up striking out 3 times during the game.

:eek:

Who pitched for the Cubs?

reds44
06-03-2006, 05:10 PM
Who pitched for the Cubs?
Marshall started, and everyone of their relievers pitched.

Matt700wlw
06-03-2006, 06:49 PM
Cubs up again over St. Louis at last check.