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edabbs44
06-04-2006, 02:19 PM
Freel - 2b
Lopez - SS
Jr - CF
Dunn - LF
Hatte - 1b
Kearns - RF
Javy V - C
EdE - 3b
The Lizard - P

Biggio - 2b
Burke - CF
Berkman - 1b
Ensberg - 3b
Wilson - LF
Ausmus - C
Lane - RF
Bruntlett - SS
Reds Killer - P

Reds win, 4-3.

flynn78
06-04-2006, 02:27 PM
Let's do this. Oswalt is going down:thumbdown

edabbs44
06-04-2006, 02:39 PM
Yeah, I think Cincy smells blood in the water with the potential sweep and Pujols going down.

I apologize, but even though I started the thread I will not be able to do PBP. I have to go put a bid in on a house.

flynn78
06-04-2006, 02:50 PM
Yeah, I think Cincy smells blood in the water with the potential sweep and Pujols going down.

I apologize, but even though I started the thread I will not be able to do PBP. I have to go put a bid in on a house.
Good Luck ed. We will try to keep the thread going without you but you will be missed.

Matt700wlw
06-04-2006, 03:03 PM
Just announced....Roy Oswalt is scratched....Fernando Neive (sp?) is starting.

edabbs44
06-04-2006, 03:05 PM
Just announced....Roy Oswalt is scratched....Fernando Neive (sp?) is starting.

:beerme: :beerme: :beerme: :beerme: :beerme: :beerme:

Matt700wlw
06-04-2006, 03:06 PM
Alex Madrid, anyone?

:yikes:

Fullboat
06-04-2006, 03:06 PM
Wow! the Baseball Gods are smiling down on Cincy.

Boston Red
06-04-2006, 03:07 PM
Chris Burke in CF? Interesting.

RAS
06-04-2006, 03:12 PM
EE batting 8th???? Yet he leads the team in RBIs. I wonder how he would do if HE was the one getting batting order protection.

Hap
06-04-2006, 03:15 PM
George Grande just said "Freeando Nieve" instead of "Fernando".

RedFanAlways1966
06-04-2006, 03:19 PM
Last REDS sweep (and only sweep)... Apr. 24-26 @ Nationals.

Last time REDS played HOU... won 1st two games, then lost 3-2 in game 3. Ramirez started (6IP, 6H, 3ER, 2HRA) and took the loss.

SeeinRed
06-04-2006, 03:21 PM
Last REDS sweep (and only sweep)... Apr. 24-26 @ Nationals.

Unless you want to throw in a 2 game sweep of the Cards. ;)

RedFanAlways1966
06-04-2006, 03:24 PM
Unless you want to throw in a 2 game sweep of the Cards. ;)

Yep.. May 1-2. Great catch... but not as good as Freel's grab last night! :D

SeeinRed
06-04-2006, 03:27 PM
Yep.. May 1-2. Great catch... but not as good as Freel's grab last night! :D

Hey, I can't compete with Freelie's scrappieness. :D

RedFanAlways1966
06-04-2006, 03:30 PM
1-2-3 for Ramirez. F-7, F-8, K.

RedFanAlways1966
06-04-2006, 03:34 PM
Hatteberg grounds out to short. 1 out.

REDS have a 3-5 record on Sunday this year.

THNDRacket
06-04-2006, 03:35 PM
Wow, look how far Kearns has moved off the plate. Interesting.

THNDRacket
06-04-2006, 03:36 PM
Well, obviously not far enough off the plate.

RedFanAlways1966
06-04-2006, 03:53 PM
Freel goes yard to LF. Matches Ensberg's solo HR from the previous 1/2 inning.

1-1 game.

saboforthird
06-04-2006, 04:04 PM
Sorry, guys, didn't know there was a "get out the brooms" thread. Perhaps the mods can close the other one?

RedFanAlways1966
06-04-2006, 04:04 PM
3 up, 3 down for the Astros in the 3rd inning. 1-1 ballgame.

RedFanAlways1966
06-04-2006, 04:07 PM
Kearns cranks one out to RF! 2-1 REDS. :D

RedFanAlways1966
06-04-2006, 04:11 PM
Edwin with a double to the base of the RF wall.

2 outs, Ramirez up.

Bob Borkowski
06-04-2006, 04:18 PM
O's leading the Yankees 10-0 after 5.:eek:

I love it.:laugh:

Matt700wlw
06-04-2006, 04:23 PM
Yanks need help....Reds need a closer (ideally).

Hmmm... :devil:

flynn78
06-04-2006, 04:23 PM
Is George Grande going to cry during the telecast in St. Louis? With Pujols, Edmonds, and Carpenter injured I'm worried about GG's mental state.

Matt700wlw
06-04-2006, 04:24 PM
Is George Grande going to cry during the telecast in St. Louis? With Pujols, Edmonds, and Carpenter injured I'm worried about GG's mental state.

Edmonds is playing today...Carpenter is pitching tuesday (as of now)

flynn78
06-04-2006, 04:27 PM
Edmonds is playing today...Carpenter is pitching tuesday (as of now)
I'm glad to hear that. Cards up to strength (except Pujols) and George not having a breakdown.

CrackerJack
06-04-2006, 04:28 PM
whoa, the lizard changes it up and gets a k to end the inning...

flynn78
06-04-2006, 04:29 PM
Big K of Wilson by the Lizard. 2-1 Reds

jimbo
06-04-2006, 04:32 PM
I am beginning to become a big fan of EZ. His stuff doesn't dazzle you, but he just has that "baseball smart" that some players lack. It's been a while since I've seen a pitcher come up through this organization that I like, but I really think EZ will be a solid pitcher. He is at least a better option than Dave Williams.

flynn78
06-04-2006, 04:37 PM
Top of the 5th
Freel grounds to third, 1st out
Lopez grounds to second, 2nd out
JR flies out to center, 3rd out
Reds 2 Astros 1

flynn78
06-04-2006, 04:38 PM
I am beginning to become a big fan of EZ. His stuff doesn't dazzle you, but he just has that "baseball smart" that some players lack. It's been a while since I've seen a pitcher come up through this organization that I like, but I really think EZ will be a solid pitcher. He is at least a better option than Dave Williams.
Agreed Jimbo. I think that he reminds me of a poor man's Jose Rijo.

reds44
06-04-2006, 04:38 PM
I am beginning to become a big fan of EZ. His stuff doesn't dazzle you, but he just has that "baseball smart" that some players lack. It's been a while since I've seen a pitcher come up through this organization that I like, but I really think EZ will be a solid pitcher. He is at least a better option than Dave Williams.
I agree.

Astros only have 2 hits, I wish we would score some more for Elizardo though.

saboforthird
06-04-2006, 04:42 PM
If I'm Narron I'm getting someone up RIGHT NOW in the bullpen.

saboforthird
06-04-2006, 04:45 PM
EZ has nice movement on his pitches, he just can't locate it. I'm surprised at all the Houston batters fishing.

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 04:46 PM
DP would be great..........

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 04:47 PM
Palmeiro walks, Sacs Packed

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 04:50 PM
Sac Fly, come on EZ, get outta here with no more damage

cincy09
06-04-2006, 04:50 PM
great grab from Griffey

flynn78
06-04-2006, 04:50 PM
JR with an awesome diving catch run scores though, 2-2

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 04:50 PM
Kkkkkkkkk struck him out

cincy09
06-04-2006, 04:51 PM
The Lizard battles on keeps em tied at 2 through 5

fisch11
06-04-2006, 04:51 PM
Jr. robs Biggio of a bases clearing double. Makes it the most dramatic sac fly to tie the game instead. Heck of a catch. Ramirez gets out of the bases loaded jam thanks to Jr.

jimbo
06-04-2006, 04:52 PM
EZ has nice movement on his pitches, he just can't locate it. I'm surprised at all the Houston batters fishing.

Good comment, and I agree. He is trying to nibble at the plate somewhat and the Astros batters are being patient and not going for them. I don't think the ump is calling anything close either.

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 04:52 PM
Trever Miller in to pitch, Dunn leading off

redsfan4445
06-04-2006, 04:52 PM
Keep proving the redszone doubters wrong JR!!!!!!!!!! YES awesome!!

flynn78
06-04-2006, 04:52 PM
Bottom of the 5th
Ausmus triples to right as AK barely misses a diving catch
Lane HBP, Lane to first. Runners on 1st and 3rd
Bruntlett pops to third 1 out
Palmeiro PH for Nieve, walk Bases Loaded
Biggio robbed by JR with a great diving catch 2 outs
Ausmus tags and scores 2-2
Burke K's looking 3 outs
Reds 2 Astros 2

Ltlabner
06-04-2006, 04:53 PM
Did I hear that Rick White is warming up in the bullpen? Yeeechh. :bang:

jimbo
06-04-2006, 04:53 PM
Great catch by Junior once again. It seems like everytime his critics and the talk show hosts start ripping his defense again, he always comes up with a fantastic catch.

redsfan4445
06-04-2006, 04:54 PM
Guess Dunn didnt want to swing his bat!!..arggg

saboforthird
06-04-2006, 04:56 PM
I believe that was the best catch Junior has made in a long, long time. :thumbup:

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 04:56 PM
I wouldn't mind if Ears went yard again

cincy09
06-04-2006, 04:57 PM
kearns looking good with his 2nd homer

jimbo
06-04-2006, 04:57 PM
What a rope by Kearns.....nice!!!

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 04:57 PM
I wouldn't mind if Ears went yard again
Yeah.

flynn78
06-04-2006, 04:57 PM
Kearns HR to left, #2 on the day 3-2 Reds

GOREDSGO32
06-04-2006, 04:57 PM
WHOOOO .... THAT shut the crowd up huh?

redsfan4445
06-04-2006, 04:57 PM
Kearns is looking alot better at the plate.. thats great news for the Reds!!

fisch11
06-04-2006, 04:57 PM
Kearns and Jr. put the Reds on top again.

fisch11
06-04-2006, 04:58 PM
WHOOOO .... THAT shut the crowd up huh?

Definitely stopped the wave! ha

jimbo
06-04-2006, 04:58 PM
I wouldn't mind if Ears went yard again.

Good call!!

:beerme:

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 04:59 PM
Good call!!

:beerme:
Thanks

red-in-la
06-04-2006, 05:00 PM
Just a question....why don't you PH either Ross or LaRue for Valentin there? At the very least, you make the Astros bring in a RH pitcher......one inning earlier than they are now going to.

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 05:00 PM
Javy K's but the Reds are back on top!

flynn78
06-04-2006, 05:00 PM
Top of the 6th
Dunn K's looking 1 out
Hatte flies to left 2 outs
Kearns HR to left, #2 on the day 3-2 Reds
Valentin K's looking 3 outs
Reds 3 Astros 2

fisch11
06-04-2006, 05:02 PM
Anybody have Lizard's pitch count?

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 05:03 PM
Anybody have Lizard's pitch count?
93

fisch11
06-04-2006, 05:03 PM
Nevermind, I just caught it....91 with Berkman up.

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 05:04 PM
Ooooo, tough AB by Berkman, but EZ didn't let up and finally got him

fisch11
06-04-2006, 05:06 PM
3-0 on Ensberg and Lizard comes back and gets him to pop out. Nice grinding from the youngster today.

cincy09
06-04-2006, 05:07 PM
101 pitches through 6..only 3 hits given up

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 05:08 PM
EZ is looking like a big leaguer right now. Berkman was battling and fouling off everything Lizard threw, but he kept going at him and finally got him, and he falls behind 3-0 against Ensberg and gets him. Those two guys aren't chop liver, they have preformed great over the past few years, and EZ is battling, and showing some great composure.

He excites me.

jimbo
06-04-2006, 05:08 PM
Probably EZ's last inning......big applause for another fine performance. Gotta love what he's been doing.

George Foster
06-04-2006, 05:09 PM
Marty said on the radio, that Austin talked Narron out of sitting him today. Why would you sit the hottest bat in the line-up? Why would you sit Ross today after two great games hitting? Does Narron know how to ride a hot horse?

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 05:10 PM
Q PH for EZ

fisch11
06-04-2006, 05:11 PM
Marty said on the radio, that Austin talked Narron out of sitting him today. Why would you sit the hottest bat in the line-up? Why would you sit Ross today after two great games hitting? Does Narron know how to ride a hot horse?

Narron puts Javy with Lizard for Spanish speaking purposes I believe.

saboforthird
06-04-2006, 05:11 PM
Yeah.

Responding to your own posts? :laugh:

reds44
06-04-2006, 05:11 PM
6 IP, 3 H, 2 ER for EZ

Quality Start

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 05:12 PM
Any news on whose pitching for Cincy?

George Foster
06-04-2006, 05:12 PM
Narron puts Javy with Lizard for Spanish speaking purposes I believe.

one finger -fast ball two finger-curve......Universal language.

saboforthird
06-04-2006, 05:14 PM
Marty said on the radio, that Austin talked Narron out of sitting him today. Why would you sit the hottest bat in the line-up? Why would you sit Ross today after two great games hitting? Does Narron know how to ride a hot horse?

Narron doesn't strike me as a Dave Miley type personality, where everyone needs to be "like a brother". Having said that, I think Narron is a "my way or the highway" type manager, with an inability to recognize the things like what you mentioned. He's on a short leash, no matter where the team is sitting right now in the standings.

fisch11
06-04-2006, 05:14 PM
one finger -fast ball two finger-curve......Universal langue.

It's all about the relationship and how he calls those pitches though. Same with Ross and Arroyo.

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 05:15 PM
Hammond pitching

fisch11
06-04-2006, 05:17 PM
Hammonds ERA since April is 0.68.

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 05:19 PM
^ He's been filthy

Ltlabner
06-04-2006, 05:19 PM
Is something wrong with the chat room today? It's empty and whenever I log in, the one other person in the room suddenly logs out.

Is it technical glitches or is my garlic breath running people off again?

George Foster
06-04-2006, 05:20 PM
Hammy pitching great. What a turn-a-round. True pro.:thumbup:

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 05:20 PM
So will our set-up man Stormy take the 8th or will Hammond remain ptiching?

jimbo
06-04-2006, 05:21 PM
Man, how many here was calling for Hammond's release a month ago.....even a week ago? Here is another guy I love watching because he doesn't have anything that wows you, he just flat out knows how to pitch and to work with what he has. I think he's become, next to Coffey, the most reliable reliever in the pen.

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 05:22 PM
Is something wrong with the chat room today? It's empty and whenever I log in, the one other person in the room suddenly logs out.

Is it technical glitches or is my garlic breath running people off again?
Nope, same happens to me. But you still might want to watch that breath. :evil:

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 05:24 PM
Dunn is due, come on man

GOREDSGO32
06-04-2006, 05:25 PM
Dunn is so crap .. ugh.

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 05:25 PM
Guess not, that K gave him the hat trick though

fisch11
06-04-2006, 05:28 PM
Weathers setting up. PH Single to lead off 8th.

A-Dub
06-04-2006, 05:29 PM
Dunn is a stud.

rdiersin
06-04-2006, 05:30 PM
Is something wrong with the chat room today? It's empty and whenever I log in, the one other person in the room suddenly logs out.

Is it technical glitches or is my garlic breath running people off again?

Working ok for me.

captainmorgan07
06-04-2006, 05:30 PM
lamb singles
biggio sac bunts lamb to 2nd

Ltlabner
06-04-2006, 05:30 PM
I was only sorta of paying attention. Why did they pull Hammond out after only one inning. He was doing well, no? Just because Weathers is the "set up guy" does that mean we have to bring him in no matter what?

I'm only asking out of currosity not because Weathers is falling apart.

GOREDSGO32
06-04-2006, 05:31 PM
I knew we would blow this game ... way to go Weathers ... you old geriatric POS.

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 05:31 PM
So glad to see Stormy in and not Hammond

CrackerJack
06-04-2006, 05:31 PM
*Sigh*

captainmorgan07
06-04-2006, 05:31 PM
burke singles lamb scores tie game

A-Dub
06-04-2006, 05:31 PM
Lets add Kearns to that stud conversation. Man, him and Dunn are gems.

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 05:31 PM
Sorry for the ND EZ

fisch11
06-04-2006, 05:32 PM
No win for Elizardo. Too bad. Kearns couldn't get a handle on the ball to throw to home.

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 05:32 PM
come on stormy, just one more out

fisch11
06-04-2006, 05:33 PM
Blue gave David one there....high strike 3 on Lance.

captainmorgan07
06-04-2006, 05:33 PM
berkman strikes out

GOREDSGO32
06-04-2006, 05:34 PM
With this bullpen putting in MORE relievers just increases the likelihood of losing. Way to go ... now we'll never get that run back before Houston score with offensive presenses like Dunn (.220 now?).

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 05:34 PM
Due up: Hatte, Ears, Javy, EE, pitcher spot
1 run please!!!

captainmorgan07
06-04-2006, 05:35 PM
ensberg grounds out to the 9th we go

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 05:35 PM
Lidge pitching

captainmorgan07
06-04-2006, 05:35 PM
in comes lidge he has stunk this year

fisch11
06-04-2006, 05:35 PM
Kearns is going to give them the lead for the 3rd and final time today.

George Foster
06-04-2006, 05:36 PM
What is Weathers ERA the last 7 innings he has pitched?

GOREDSGO32
06-04-2006, 05:37 PM
ERROR .. yes .. finally someone, not us errors.

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 05:37 PM
Lidge has been terrible so far this year, but he has done pretty well lately

captainmorgan07
06-04-2006, 05:38 PM
if im the astro's i walk kearns

George Foster
06-04-2006, 05:38 PM
The baseball Gods taketh away in Chicago, the baseball Gods giveth in Houston.

fisch11
06-04-2006, 05:38 PM
Haha, Bruntlett drops a two hopper and Hatteberg reaches. Here we go!

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 05:38 PM
Come on Ears get him over

George Foster
06-04-2006, 05:40 PM
Why don't you either let Hatty steal, or pinch run for him?

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 05:40 PM
Why don't you either let Hatty steal, or pinch run for him?
My thoughts exactly

GOREDSGO32
06-04-2006, 05:41 PM
Hatteburg has the speed of a Mac truck .... being towed .... by a dog .... with three legs.

George Foster
06-04-2006, 05:41 PM
Why don't you either let Hatty steal, or pinch run for him?

If Kearns advanced the runner there, we would have scored a run.

jimbo
06-04-2006, 05:42 PM
Why don't you either let Hatty steal, or pinch run for him?

I was wondering the same thing. Thought sure Phillips would come in to run. I wouldn't have Hatteberg stealing though.

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 05:42 PM
Woah, MLB gameday just went wacko, it says Ears got on by an error, and Hatte disappeared. What happened?

GOREDSGO32
06-04-2006, 05:44 PM
OK ... now we bring on Phillips .. after there is two outs ... what an idiot. Great thinking Narron.

George Foster
06-04-2006, 05:44 PM
Why would you make theat switch with 2 outs?

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 05:44 PM
PbP anyone?

GOREDSGO32
06-04-2006, 05:46 PM
Why would you make theat switch with 2 outs?

Exactly, LOL

George Foster
06-04-2006, 05:46 PM
these managers are supposed to get paid to make decisions. Why are we pointing out the obvious?

GOREDSGO32
06-04-2006, 05:46 PM
Maybe they are making a double switch .. putting Phillips in at 2B or SS ... Aurilia will play for Hatteburg.

Ltlabner
06-04-2006, 05:47 PM
I knew we would blow this game ... way to go Weathers ... you old geriatric POS.

OK ... now we bring on Phillips .. after there is two outs ... what an idiot. Great thinking Narron.

Hatteburg has the speed of a Mac truck .... being towed .... by a dog .... with three legs.

Dunn is so crap .. ugh.

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GOREDSGO32
06-04-2006, 05:48 PM
K .. end of inning .. way to go ... Mercker on to lose it I'm guessing.

jimbo
06-04-2006, 05:48 PM
Swung at ball four.

GOREDSGO32
06-04-2006, 05:49 PM
I knew we would blow this game ... way to go Weathers ... you old geriatric POS.

OK ... now we bring on Phillips .. after there is two outs ... what an idiot. Great thinking Narron.

Hatteburg has the speed of a Mac truck .... being towed .... by a dog .... with three legs.

Dunn is so crap .. ugh.

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Be my guest. Sorry I can't tolerate losing like this anymore. I'm sick of accepting losing. It's been since 1995.

George Foster
06-04-2006, 05:49 PM
Swung at ball four.

He battled pretty good. Tuff to make a decision on a 96mph fastball.

jimbo
06-04-2006, 05:50 PM
Be my guest. Sorry I can't tolerate losing like this anymore. I'm sick of accepting losing. It's been since 1995.

The Reds are 3 games out of first????

George Foster
06-04-2006, 05:51 PM
uh...why is Merc pitching?

captainmorgan07
06-04-2006, 05:51 PM
someone please wake up jerry in the dugout and ask him what the heck he's doing

fisch11
06-04-2006, 05:51 PM
Managers are paid to make the decisions, but they can't swing the bat. Ed and Rich struck out, that isn't Narron's fault. He makes the best decisions on matchups to give his team the best oppurtunity to win. Goes the same for pitching. He is doing just that, and a fine job.

captainmorgan07
06-04-2006, 05:51 PM
wilson grounds out to freel one out

jimbo
06-04-2006, 05:52 PM
He battled pretty good. Tuff to make a decision on a 96mph fastball.

Yeah, I agree. Not meant to be overly critical of Rich. I think he was fooled, was expecting a fastball but got a splitter.

GOREDSGO32
06-04-2006, 05:52 PM
The Reds are 3 games out of first????

Were up several games .. I guess when you keep setting the bar lower and lower anything looks good.

Maybe Mercker can decide to play decently for a change.

It's a little hard to win games when like 5 of the 7 players in your bullpen have over a 5 ERA ... and then the 2 under that have been rocked their last outings.

fisch11
06-04-2006, 05:53 PM
Be my guest. Sorry I can't tolerate losing like this anymore. I'm sick of accepting losing. It's been since 1995.

Tie game on the verge of a sweep. Losing? 3 games outta first in June?

George Foster
06-04-2006, 05:53 PM
Managers are paid to make the decisions, but they can't swing the bat. Ed and Rich struck out, that isn't Narron's fault. He makes the best decisions on matchups to give his team the best oppurtunity to win. Goes the same for pitching. He is doing just that, and a fine job.

You did not address my question. Why the heck would you pinch run for hatty with 2 outs and not one out? Makes no since whatsoever.

saboforthird
06-04-2006, 05:53 PM
Looks like it's getting a little testy in here. :D

Ltlabner
06-04-2006, 05:54 PM
I knew we would blow this game ... way to go Weathers ... you old geriatric POS.

OK ... now we bring on Phillips .. after there is two outs ... what an idiot. Great thinking Narron.

Hatteburg has the speed of a Mac truck .... being towed .... by a dog .... with three legs.

Dunn is so crap .. ugh.

GOREDSGO.....Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines:...5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines.


Be my guest. Sorry I can't tolerate losing like this anymore. I'm sick of accepting losing. It's been since 1995.


GOREDSGO32.......you can be emotional over being 3 games out after a horrible May all you want. That doesn't mean the rules of the board have changed.

GOREDSGO32
06-04-2006, 05:54 PM
There we go Mercker.

(There's your positive comment Griff, sound good)???

jimbo
06-04-2006, 05:55 PM
Were up several games .. I guess when you keep setting the bar lower and lower anything looks good.

Maybe Mercker can decide to play decently for a change.

It's a little hard to win games when like 5 of the 7 players in your bullpen have over a 5 ERA ... and then the 2 under that have been rocked their last outings.

Hmmm....I wonder how they've won their last three games? Don't remember seeing any complete games in there.

captainmorgan07
06-04-2006, 05:55 PM
mercker shuts us all up and has a good inning

George Foster
06-04-2006, 05:55 PM
Al Michael's type of inning for Merc...."do you believe in miracles?"

fisch11
06-04-2006, 05:55 PM
Way to go Kent! Turns it over to the top of the order in extras. Good job giving us a chance Merck-dogg.

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 05:55 PM
Hey hey GOREDSGO32, check it out, a 1,2,3 inning for Merker

jimbo
06-04-2006, 05:56 PM
Nice job Mercker, hopefully he is getting back on track.

fisch11
06-04-2006, 05:56 PM
You did the address my question. Why the heck would you pinch run for hatty with 2 outs and not one out? Makes no since whatsoever.

Does it really make a difference if BP is out there with 1 out or 2 outs. I don't think so. I'd rather have him out there w/2outs than none. That's my opinion.

saboforthird
06-04-2006, 05:57 PM
You did the address my question. Why the heck would you pinch run for hatty with 2 outs and not one out? Makes no since whatsoever.

Narron is paid to make decisions. Is Hatty a smart baserunner? How good are the Astros' OF'ers arms?

GOREDSGO32
06-04-2006, 05:57 PM
Hey hey GOREDSGO32, check it out, a 1,2,3 inning for Merker

See .. motivation works ... :p:

Jr's Boy
06-04-2006, 05:57 PM
Lets go boys!Cmon Freel!

fisch11
06-04-2006, 06:00 PM
Let's get some runs!

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 06:00 PM
Leadoff man on, is he stealing?

fisch11
06-04-2006, 06:00 PM
I vote for hit and run or sac bunt.

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 06:02 PM
Freel getting in his head :D

captainmorgan07
06-04-2006, 06:02 PM
ausmus has a good arm i'd asy if anything it'sa bunt

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 06:02 PM
FeLo squares around and fouls it off

George Foster
06-04-2006, 06:02 PM
Does it really make a difference if BP is out there with 1 out or 2 outs. I don't think so. I'd rather have him out there w/2outs than none. That's my opinion.

It makes a huge difference. No need to pinch run for him with 2 outs. He's going to be running on contact anyway. If the situation dictates a pinch runner, you do it. To wait until 2 outs make you wonder if Narron even thought about it with one out or no outs. We thought about it. If Phillips could have stolen second, he would have scored on the base hit.

captainmorgan07
06-04-2006, 06:03 PM
lopez bunts 2 foul now has to swing away

saboforthird
06-04-2006, 06:03 PM
Lopez looks like he's afraid to bunt. Just swing it, buddy.

fisch11
06-04-2006, 06:03 PM
It makes a huge difference. No need to pinch run for him with 2 outs. He's going to be running on contact anyway. If the situation dictates a pinch runner, you do it. To wait until 2 outs make you wonder if Narron even thought about it with one out or no outs. We thought about it. If Phillips could have stolen second, he would have scored on the base hit.

True but we could all spin in circles using "IF's". It may not have made a difference.

jimbo
06-04-2006, 06:04 PM
Alright.....Lopez comes through with a huge double.

George Foster
06-04-2006, 06:05 PM
HUGE hit!!!!!! does Merc pitch the 10th?

RedFanAlways1966
06-04-2006, 06:05 PM
To heck w/ the bunt... Lopez doubles down the LF line to score Freel. 4-3
REDS lead.

captainmorgan07
06-04-2006, 06:05 PM
lopez hits a liner down the left field line freel scores from first 4-3 reds

fisch11
06-04-2006, 06:05 PM
Who needs a bunt?! Whooo, Felo laces one to left for a RBI double! Let's get some more now Jr.

captainmorgan07
06-04-2006, 06:05 PM
walking junior to get to dunn

saboforthird
06-04-2006, 06:05 PM
HUGE opposite-field double down the LF line to drive in Freel. Lopez is not a good bunter, maybe Narron used Lopez to throw the defendse out of whack? :thumbup:

fisch11
06-04-2006, 06:06 PM
Pass on Jr. Dunn needs to blow this open for the bullpen.

George Foster
06-04-2006, 06:06 PM
Who needs a bunt?! Whooo, Felo laces one to left for a RBI double! Let's get some more now Jr.

It looked more like an "excuse me swing" but I'll take it:thumbup:

George Foster
06-04-2006, 06:07 PM
ADVANCE the runner DUNN!!!!!!!!!!

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 06:07 PM
You kiddin me!!?? I thought that with FeLo bunting, it'd be a good time to take a bathroom break. I missed it!! :thumbdown
:D

Jr's Boy
06-04-2006, 06:07 PM
Time for a SCALDING cup of Coffey!

fisch11
06-04-2006, 06:08 PM
It looked more like an "excuse me swing" but I'll take it:thumbup:

Yeah. He seems to make alot of those slaps though to try for left field. It works though!

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 06:08 PM
Wheeler is going to pitch very carefully to Dunn

George Foster
06-04-2006, 06:08 PM
ADVANCE the runner DUNN!!!!!!!!!!

RIGHT SIDE OF THE INFIELD!!

fisch11
06-04-2006, 06:08 PM
Groove one down the Wheeler house.

GOREDSGO32
06-04-2006, 06:09 PM
We have the lead now .. but as Marty says .. Golden Sombrero!

George Foster
06-04-2006, 06:09 PM
The golden sombrero!

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 06:09 PM
Golden Sombrero for Dunn

captainmorgan07
06-04-2006, 06:09 PM
dunn down on strikes

fisch11
06-04-2006, 06:09 PM
High heat. Dunn with the golden sumbrero.

George Foster
06-04-2006, 06:10 PM
I know he's a power hitter, but with all the strikeouts today, why not lay down a bunt to advance the runners? I don't get it.

fisch11
06-04-2006, 06:10 PM
Contact BP.

GOREDSGO32
06-04-2006, 06:10 PM
LOL .. talk about your slumps ...

Maybe the bullpen can hold a 1 run lead.

saboforthird
06-04-2006, 06:11 PM
Wheeler has a beautiful slider.

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 06:11 PM
back to back K's

fisch11
06-04-2006, 06:11 PM
C'mon Ears. One more run.

GOREDSGO32
06-04-2006, 06:12 PM
LOL .. Marty going off on Narron BTW ... saying managers try to catch lightning in a bottle and home for a big HR instead of bunting .. but they strikeout ... check the K and BA .. LOL

fisch11
06-04-2006, 06:12 PM
Wheeler has a beautiful slider.

That thing disappeared off the plate on Phillips real fast.

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 06:12 PM
I wouldn't mind if Kearns went yard

George Foster
06-04-2006, 06:12 PM
LOL .. Marty going off on Narron BTW ... saying managers try to catch lightning in a bottle and home for a big HR instead of bunting .. but they strikeout ... check the K and BA .. LOL

sounds like what I just said.

fisch11
06-04-2006, 06:13 PM
I wouldn't mind if Kearns went yard

Trying it again huh? Ha.

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 06:13 PM
Trying it again huh? Ha.
yup

fisch11
06-04-2006, 06:13 PM
Runners goin'. Let's do this.

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 06:14 PM
darn

George Foster
06-04-2006, 06:14 PM
man on second, no outs, could not score. Hope it does not come back to haunt us.

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 06:14 PM
Coffey time

fisch11
06-04-2006, 06:14 PM
Oh well. Close this thing down.....who's in?

GOREDSGO32
06-04-2006, 06:15 PM
Also Marty points out something funny here. Houston fans boo every ball thrown like everything a Houston pitcher throws should be a strike. God forbid anything they throw is considered out of the strike zone! Is it fun to see Houston way behind us after all the year of abuse they put us through ... enough overpaying Clemens for nothing Houston ...

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 06:16 PM
:coffey:

fisch11
06-04-2006, 06:16 PM
Also Marty points out something funny here. Houston fans boo every ball thrown like everything a Houston pitcher throws should be a strike. God forbid anything they throw is considered out of the strike zone! Is it fun to see Houston way behind us after all the year of abuse they put us through ... enough overpaying Clemens for nothing Houston ...

True, but this time last year they were below .500 and like 15 games outta first. We all know what happened after that.

fisch11
06-04-2006, 06:16 PM
Coffey is served.

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 06:18 PM
Coffey is served.
mmmmmmmmmmmm

fisch11
06-04-2006, 06:18 PM
He gone. 2 more to go.

GOREDSGO32
06-04-2006, 06:18 PM
True, but this time last year they were below .500 and like 15 games outta first. We all know what happened after that.

Maybe so, but like they say .. this ain't last year.

George Foster
06-04-2006, 06:18 PM
one more baby

fisch11
06-04-2006, 06:18 PM
He gone. 1 more.

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 06:19 PM
Line out, 1 more out

fisch11
06-04-2006, 06:19 PM
Maybe so, but like they say .. this ain't last year.

Let's hope so......for OUR sake! Ha.

saboforthird
06-04-2006, 06:19 PM
That thing disappeared off the plate on Phillips real fast.

That's one of the things I love about baseball. Different players have different strengths, but they're not always strengths.

George Foster
06-04-2006, 06:19 PM
that was a bomb

fisch11
06-04-2006, 06:20 PM
Biggio almost spoiled it. Pheww. Settle down Todd.

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 06:20 PM
Come on don't fall apart 1 more out

George Foster
06-04-2006, 06:21 PM
Decaf has been a little cold the last two days, lets get one more

saboforthird
06-04-2006, 06:21 PM
Coffey gives up a blazing linedrive deep off the left field wall for a double. I'm glad this guy doesn't get lit up like that often. :D

saboforthird
06-04-2006, 06:23 PM
Coffey still getting lit up. He's gassed. Maybe he ran too hard from the bullpen. :laugh:

fisch11
06-04-2006, 06:23 PM
Coffey doesn't have it lately. Those insurance runs would have been nice. Let's not get beat now guys.

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 06:24 PM
Dang.

George Foster
06-04-2006, 06:24 PM
Coffey gives up a blazing linedrive deep off the left field wall for a double. I'm glad this guy doesn't get lit up like that often. :D

You mean except for the last two days.

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 06:24 PM
:cry: 1 more out

GOREDSGO32
06-04-2006, 06:24 PM
Way to go .. another blown save. We're going to lose this .. AS USUAL.

George Foster
06-04-2006, 06:25 PM
Narron not letting Dunn bunt to advance the runners is pretty big now.

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 06:25 PM
Lets get some runs now

fisch11
06-04-2006, 06:26 PM
11 we go.....barely.

saboforthird
06-04-2006, 06:27 PM
You mean except for the last two days.

I'm telling you, he runs out of the bullpen like he lit a stick of dynamite in there. :D

fisch11
06-04-2006, 06:27 PM
'Stros just aren't going to go quietly on this sweep attempt. Regroup boys.

fisch11
06-04-2006, 06:27 PM
I'm telling you, he runs out of the bullpen like he lit a stick of dynamite in there. :D

At least he's not John Rocker!

George Foster
06-04-2006, 06:27 PM
an extra inning game on a "get-away day" sucks for the players.

George Foster
06-04-2006, 06:29 PM
I'm telling you, he runs out of the bullpen like he lit a stick of dynamite in there. :D

to bad the dynamite was not in his arm the last 18 hours.

fisch11
06-04-2006, 06:29 PM
an extra inning game on a "get-away day" sucks for the players.

Unless it's a win!

George Foster
06-04-2006, 06:30 PM
Unless it's a win!

It does make it better. They have a chartered plane waiting on them, but with family, media, etc. its tough.

George Foster
06-04-2006, 06:31 PM
the chubby V battling!

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 06:36 PM
Our hitters are making Wheeler work.

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 06:36 PM
two 9+ pitch AB's in a row

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 06:36 PM
Ross draws the BB :clap:

fisch11
06-04-2006, 06:37 PM
Heck of an AB from Ross (and Javy).

griffeyfreak4
06-04-2006, 06:37 PM
RA needs a huge hit here

saboforthird
06-04-2006, 06:37 PM
Note to Larue: It's June.

Nice job by Ross to work the walk.