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Willy
08-18-2006, 03:55 PM
Tonights lineup(Per Marc)

Freel RF
Hatteberg 1B
Griffey CF
Encarnacion 3B
Dunn LF
Aurilia SS
Phillips 2B
Valentin C
Michalak P

Have we seen the last of Clayton starting?:thumbup:

justincredible
08-18-2006, 03:59 PM
I wish he would put Dunn back in the 2 spot. At least Clayton isn't getting any starts at the moment.

jesusfan
08-18-2006, 04:02 PM
Hatte in the 2 spot is ideal if Dunn can just produce with RISP... Griffey is 7-16 in the last 4 games... I didnt even realize that, hopefully the upward trend continues...

Brutus
08-18-2006, 04:15 PM
I really like this lineup. Good balance of lefties-righties and also protection for Junior, protection for EE and protection for Dunn.

keeganbrick
08-18-2006, 04:34 PM
Love this lineup, I wouldnt have it any other way. Once these guys get settled in a little more hopefully the inconsistency goes down.

Red Rover
08-18-2006, 04:50 PM
Offensively - great lineup, but with a pitcher that relies on defense to be successful - not so great. Although, after poundering a while, I don't know if the Reds can field a great defensive team with the players currently on the roster.

Anyways, GO REDS!

RedsFanatic
08-18-2006, 05:20 PM
Ian Snell is on the hill tonight, correct? Didn't we pound him last time out in GABP?

EKURed
08-18-2006, 05:57 PM
Offensively - great lineup, but with a pitcher that relies on defense to be successful - not so great. Although, after poundering a while, I don't know if the Reds can field a great defensive team with the players currently on the roster.

Anyways, GO REDS!

If Aurilia can get to it, he'll make the play. The alternatate option would be Clayton and I much prefer Aurilia over Clayton. I know Casto could be an option, but with Narron I'm assuming it would be Clayton...

icehole3
08-18-2006, 06:29 PM
only thing that bothers me is this lineup sort of triggers things for Narron.. He starts making defensive replacements around the seventh inning and then next thing you know he's doing all sorts of stuff. Lefty righty switches, relief specialists coming in every other batter. He can turn a 2 hour game into a 4 hour game just like that.

KYRed
08-18-2006, 06:34 PM
Via ESPN, the Pirates are only 7-22 in games started by an opposing lefty this season. I like to hear that with Michalak and Milton starting the first 2, followed by righty Harang...looks promising.

That's the optimistic view! Let's hope after the weekend we aren't talking about we still struggle this season against the Pirates (barely over .500 currenntly) and how their young starters fooled us like they did STL.

keeganbrick
08-18-2006, 07:37 PM
Balk with the bases loaded, jeeez

Gallen5862
08-18-2006, 08:04 PM
Wkki.net is working now. It is playing the Reds game.

keeganbrick
08-18-2006, 08:39 PM
Michalak gettin worked tonight. Looks like Bray is warming up for mop up duties, good call Narron.

GOREDSGO32
08-18-2006, 08:40 PM
Wow, this looks like the beginning of the end. We can't even beat the freaking PIRATES?!?! Yesterday late game it looked like the NL Central lead was going to be a half game, a day and a half later its going to be 3 and a half. Talk about blowing your opportunities. I guess you can only do so much with half the team being DFA'ed guys and player dumps.

keeganbrick
08-18-2006, 08:49 PM
Wow, this looks like the beginning of the end. We can't even beat the freaking PIRATES?!?! Yesterday late game it looked like the NL Central lead was going to be a half game, a day and a half later its going to be 3 and a half. Talk about blowing your opportunities. I guess you can only do so much with half the team being DFA'ed guys and player dumps.
Every night you have nothing but negative comments about the team in general.:thumbup:

GOREDSGO32
08-18-2006, 08:54 PM
So this isn't a big game? OK, Fine. Whatever you say expert.

keeganbrick
08-18-2006, 08:57 PM
So this isn't a big game? OK, Fine. Whatever you say expert.
Thats exactly what I said.:rolleyes:

GOREDSGO32
08-18-2006, 09:00 PM
You choose to see what you want. If someone says something positive you ignore it. You say every night I say something negative, funny cause I haven't posted in a while. Funny it seems like the only thing that happens is YOU always post about me. You are one more post from going on my ignore list. Excuse me for being a little upset we are getting dominated by a team 30 games under .500 AT HOME. How the hell is a team supposedly contending for a playoff spot gonig to make it losing to a team 30 games under .500 at home???

keeganbrick
08-18-2006, 09:03 PM
Get Bray out of there. He has no reason to be in there in a 1-7 ball game anyways. This is why we acquired Franklin.

Razor Shines
08-18-2006, 09:12 PM
Wow, this looks like the beginning of the end. We can't even beat the freaking PIRATES?!?! Yesterday late game it looked like the NL Central lead was going to be a half game, a day and a half later its going to be 3 and a half. Talk about blowing your opportunities. I guess you can only do so much with half the team being DFA'ed guys and player dumps.
You've said this after nearly every loss though. Then nothing when we win. If we win tomorrow come on here and say "This looks like the beginning of the end." That'll be consistent at least.

GOREDSGO32
08-18-2006, 09:19 PM
If we win, I say this stuff its 'you're being a joykill'. I don't see how anything I said is untruthful, its not like we're 15 games over .500 here ... we're what .. 3 now? And likely tied in the WC some way or another after tonight. I just have a feeling this scenerio is going to end with the Reds losing a lot to the Pirates and Cubs, and missing the playoffs - a lot in the same way the Reds did to the Cubs 2 years ago.

They are playing like there's nothing to lose, our team is playing like a bunch of pretenders. There's just not enough good pitchers, or consistent hitters. We either score like 1 run and lose, or 7 runs and win .. there's no inbetween. And it doesn't matter who or where we play, it could be anyone at any given time shuts the Reds down. It could be the worst or the best guy in MLB.

Razor Shines
08-18-2006, 09:55 PM
If we win, I say this stuff its 'you're being a joykill'. I don't see how anything I said is untruthful, its not like we're 15 games over .500 here ... we're what .. 3 now? And likely tied in the WC some way or another after tonight. I just have a feeling this scenerio is going to end with the Reds losing a lot to the Pirates and Cubs, and missing the playoffs - a lot in the same way the Reds did to the Cubs 2 years ago.

They are playing like there's nothing to lose, our team is playing like a bunch of pretenders. There's just not enough good pitchers, or consistent hitters. We either score like 1 run and lose, or 7 runs and win .. there's no inbetween. And it doesn't matter who or where we play, it could be anyone at any given time shuts the Reds down. It could be the worst or the best guy in MLB.
So you think they'll keep playing the same as they have all year then? You said this is the "beginning of the end" I thought that meant you think they'll go on some huge skid and finish way out of it. They could lose to the Cubs or Pirates and just miss the playoffs, but it could just as easily happen to the Cardinals or any other team in the NL race right now. The Cardinals just got swept by the Pirates, would you be saying that it was the beginning of the end for them?

If you're merely trying to say that the Reds are an average team, then fine, but the NL is full of average teams this year and 3 average teams are going to make the playoffs.