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SirFelixCat
03-10-2008, 01:46 PM
Per Trent:


OK, we got the lineup for tonight...

Bruce cf
Hatteberg dh
Griffey rf
Phillips 2b
Dunn lf
Encarnacion 3b
Votto 1b
Valentin c
Janish ss

Bailey p

other pitchers on the travel roster:
Coutlangus
Lehr
Lincoln
Majewski
Pettyjohn
Salmon
Shearn
Stanton
Volquez

Big night for Bailey, Volquez and Bruce.


First game of the year I get on TV tonight...can't wait:beerme:

Joseph
03-10-2008, 01:53 PM
I thought this was a road game, that sure looks like a home lineup.

kbrake
03-10-2008, 01:53 PM
Really looking forward to tonight. Lots of things to watch tonight just wish it wasnt during finals week.

NJReds
03-10-2008, 01:57 PM
I wish this was on YES instead of a Nets game.

Tom Servo
03-10-2008, 02:17 PM
I wish this was on YES instead of a Nets game.
Same. Very disapointing.

TRF
03-10-2008, 02:26 PM
First game of the year I get on TV tonight...can't wait:beerme:

how are you getting this on tv?

kbrake
03-10-2008, 02:33 PM
It is on FSN.

camisadelgolf
03-10-2008, 03:18 PM
I have to wake up at 6:00 AM for my bus tomorrow, but I'm going to stay up 'til 4:00 AM or so just to watch the game (Germany is six hours ahead of EST). Don't ever tell me I'm not a fan of the Reds.

Caseyfan21
03-10-2008, 03:44 PM
I have to wake up at 6:00 AM for my bus tomorrow, but I'm going to stay up 'til 4:00 AM or so just to watch the game (Germany is six hours ahead of EST). Don't ever tell me I'm not a fan of the Reds.

A real fan would stay up all night and watch the FSN Reds Rewind of 1975 Game 7 after the game too. :)

camisadelgolf
03-10-2008, 03:50 PM
A real fan would stay up all night and watch the FSN Reds Rewind of 1975 Game 7 after the game too. :)

Why? Was it a good game or something? :)

TeamBoone
03-10-2008, 03:50 PM
nm

MrCinatit
03-10-2008, 03:51 PM
Seriously, if Baker puts a lineup like this out on opening day, I will go down to Cincy and kiss him on the lips in front of everybody. Call me crazy, but I kind of like this lineup.

BRM
03-10-2008, 03:53 PM
Castro hasn't played since Friday. Somewhere Raisor is weeping.

Chip R
03-10-2008, 03:56 PM
Castro hasn't played since Friday. Somewhere Raisor is weeping.


Didn't he play this weekend?

BRM
03-10-2008, 03:59 PM
Didn't he play this weekend?

My mistake. He did get one at-bat yesterday. I missed his name when I was looking at the box scores.

Matt700wlw
03-10-2008, 04:04 PM
Seriously, if Baker puts a lineup like this out on opening day, I will go down to Cincy and kiss him on the lips in front of everybody. Call me crazy, but I kind of like this lineup.

Seeing as the Reds are in the NL and don't use a DH, you can save your kiss :)

dabvu2498
03-10-2008, 04:15 PM
My mistake. He did get one at-bat yesterday. I missed his name when I was looking at the box scores.

Juan Castro, pinch hitter extrordinaire!!!

Matt700wlw
03-10-2008, 04:30 PM
I would say tonight is very important for Homer Bailey...

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 04:31 PM
Bruce cf
Hatteberg dh
Griffey rf

3 lefties in a row? at the top of the lineup? blasphemy!!!

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 04:33 PM
I would say tonight is very important for Homer Bailey...
As well as Edison Volquez. IMO if today was opening day your starting 5 is Harang, Arroyo, Belisle, Fogg, and Cueto (with the back 3 could be in a different order).

Volquez will end up in the bullpen not AAA if he doesn't make the rotation, IMO.

princeton
03-10-2008, 04:57 PM
Bailey
Coutlangus
Lehr
Lincoln
Majewski
Pettyjohn
Salmon
Shearn
Stanton
Volquez


over/under on runs allowed: a dozen?

BRM
03-10-2008, 05:05 PM
Bailey
Coutlangus
Lehr
Lincoln
Majewski
Pettyjohn
Salmon
Shearn
Stanton
Volquez


over/under on runs allowed: a dozen?

Depends on who the Yanks run out there. Has anyone seen their lineup yet?

BRM
03-10-2008, 05:10 PM
Here's the Yanks lineup. It might be safe to take the over, princeton.

Damon cf
Jeter ss
Abreu rf
Rodriguez 3b
Giambi 1b
Posada c
Matsui dh
Green 2b
Gardner lf

Chamberlain pitching

pedro
03-10-2008, 05:12 PM
This is going to be very interesting....

http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/colonel_klink.jpg

princeton
03-10-2008, 05:38 PM
we're going to need a bigger boat

*BaseClogger*
03-10-2008, 05:40 PM
Homer might be best to pitch behind one of those batting practice screens... :eek:

BRM
03-10-2008, 05:43 PM
The good news is that Hairston and Patterson will play tomorrow according to Rosecrans.



Nothing too exciting from pregrame with Dusty. Only tomorrow should be the day for Hairston and Patterson -- they'll be headed to Lakeland with one split squad.

WMR
03-10-2008, 06:30 PM
Juan Castro, pinch hitter extrordinaire!!!

Narron managing from the grave...

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 06:36 PM
Narron managing from the grave...
Juan Castro for Josh Hamilton. I don't care how bad Hamilton was vs. LHP last year, that is just something you don't do. Even Trent turned on him.

WMR
03-10-2008, 06:37 PM
Juan Castro for Josh Hamilton. I don't care how bad Hamilton was vs. LHP last year, that is just something you don't do. Even Trent turned on him.

Yep. Hehe that's exactly what I was thinking of.

Gainesville Red
03-10-2008, 06:57 PM
Damn, I didn't realize this wasn't on mlb radio. Planned my whole night around it. What the hell am I going to do now?

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 07:01 PM
Grande on the mic tonight.

Sigh, I was hoping for Thom.

Matt700wlw
03-10-2008, 07:03 PM
Grande on the mic tonight.

Sigh, I was hoping for Thom.

Thom's back in Cincinnati. Wife and kids are still here.

WMR
03-10-2008, 07:03 PM
What time is first pitch?

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 07:04 PM
What time is first pitch?
7:10

penantboundreds
03-10-2008, 07:06 PM
www.channelsurfing.net .... is the game on there tonight?

penantboundreds
03-10-2008, 07:06 PM
is anyone like really really really excited for this game? even though it's still spring training....

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 07:07 PM
is anyone like really really really excited for this game? even though it's still spring training....
It's about as excited as I've ever been for a spring training game.

Chip R
03-10-2008, 07:12 PM
It's about as excited as I've ever been for a spring training game.


I know my nipples are hard.

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 07:13 PM
I know my nipples are hard.
How does that different from any other time?

:p:

pedro
03-10-2008, 07:14 PM
I know my nipples are hard.

stop pinching them.

Screwball
03-10-2008, 07:16 PM
is anyone like really really really excited for this game? even though it's still spring training....

Oh yeah. Homer and Volquez against the Yanks' A lineup, while we also get to see Jay Bruce and Joey Votto (amongst others) aganst a great young pitcher in Joba Chamberlain. Doesn't get much better than that on March 10th.

Gainesville Red
03-10-2008, 07:19 PM
I can't believe none of the radio stations, whether NY on Cin are covering this.

Buckeye33
03-10-2008, 07:20 PM
Is the game not started yet, or is no one doing the play by play here in the game thread?

WMR
03-10-2008, 07:20 PM
I know my nipples are hard.

http://www.infinit.com/sections/medias/silence_lambs_06.jpg

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 07:21 PM
Jay Bruce looks alot like Junior at the plate.

Matt700wlw
03-10-2008, 07:21 PM
Jay Bruce batting

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 07:21 PM
Is the game not started yet, or is no one doing the play by play here in the game thread?
It just started.

1-2 count on Bruce to leadoff the game.

WMR
03-10-2008, 07:22 PM
Over under on how many times Georgie Porgie says "COCO CORDERO" this season?

250?

WMR
03-10-2008, 07:23 PM
hell yeah! Bruce beats out the throw from Pay-Rod!!

WTG Rook!

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 07:23 PM
Bruce grounds one to third and throws wide of the first base bag. Great hustle by Bruce to get to 1st.

E5

Matt700wlw
03-10-2008, 07:23 PM
Nice job, Bruce!

Kid's got some speed

flyer85
03-10-2008, 07:24 PM
from George and Chris ... whoever plays CF will be the leadoff hitter.

WMR
03-10-2008, 07:25 PM
from George and Chris ... whoever plays CF will be the leadoff hitter.

Haven't you read The Book?

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 07:25 PM
from George and Chris ... whoever plays CF will be the leadoff hitter.
It's the Dusty way.

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 07:26 PM
Bruce pulls a Freel and gets picked off by Joba the Hut.

The good news is he didn't clog the bases.

WMR
03-10-2008, 07:26 PM
The Rook gets picked off.

Matt700wlw
03-10-2008, 07:26 PM
oops..Bruce picked off

Aronchis
03-10-2008, 07:27 PM
I thought Bruce had bad legs?

Buckeye33
03-10-2008, 07:27 PM
I'm so angry that TW here in Columbus dosen't have this game on the alternate FSN channel. I like watching the Cavs, but damn I need a little baseball on the tube!

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 07:27 PM
Hatteberg with an infield hit.

1 out, 1 on

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 07:28 PM
I thought Bruce had bad legs?
I didn't realize having some leg issues made you slow.

jojo
03-10-2008, 07:28 PM
Obviously a BALK!!!!!!!!!! C'MON BLUE! :)

flyer85
03-10-2008, 07:28 PM
Haven't you read The Book?I just looked at the pictures.

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 07:29 PM
Joba is falling behind everyone.

3-2 on Bruce
3-2 on Hatteberg
2-0 (now 2-1 on Junior)

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 07:29 PM
Griffey pops out to Jeter.

2 outs

Vada Pinson Fan
03-10-2008, 07:31 PM
Noticed on the pickoff replay that Giambi accidentally applied the tag to Bruce's right side of his face. Could tell by his reaction that Giambi didn't mean to.

Matt700wlw
03-10-2008, 07:31 PM
Noticed on the pickoff replay that Giambi accidentally applied the tag to Bruce's right side of his face. Could tell by his reaction that Giambi didn't mean to.

Roid rage ;)

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 07:32 PM
Joba throws filth. Falling behind everyone and getting away with it.

Matt700wlw
03-10-2008, 07:32 PM
Stop!

Homer time!

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 07:32 PM
Phillips grounds into the 5-4 force play.

0-0 after a half

Vada Pinson Fan
03-10-2008, 07:34 PM
Roid rage ;)

You think? :laugh:

jojo
03-10-2008, 07:34 PM
Haven't you read The Book?

Is it because the CFer has to lead off or because the guys playing the other positions happen to be lesser candidates to lead off?

pedro
03-10-2008, 07:35 PM
Is it because the CFer has to lead off or because the guys playing the other positions happen to be lesser candidates to lead off?

the latter.

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 07:36 PM
Janish shows off his right arm.

1 out

Vada Pinson Fan
03-10-2008, 07:36 PM
Nice arm Janish!

WMR
03-10-2008, 07:36 PM
Georgie Porgie in mid-season form already: "Janish is a ballplayer."

"Jeter acts like a captain on the field and off the field too."

:yawn:

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 07:37 PM
Did you guys know Derek Jeter is a good player? and a leader? Seems like breakings news.

Homer falls behind 2-0 and Jeter hits an oppo single to Junior in right.

jojo
03-10-2008, 07:37 PM
Homer's gassin' it in the low 100's tonight! ;)

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 07:38 PM
Bailey with a nice fastball on the outside edge for strike one, then gets Abreu to fly out to Dunner in left.

2 outs, 1 on

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 07:39 PM
A-Rod hits a falling down single through the hole between Edwin and Janish. Jeter was on the move and goes to third.

1st and 3rd
2 outs

Matt700wlw
03-10-2008, 07:39 PM
A-Rod almost falls over...

jojo
03-10-2008, 07:39 PM
Arod is pretty good.

WMR
03-10-2008, 07:40 PM
Is it because the CFer has to lead off or because the guys playing the other positions happen to be lesser candidates to lead off?

Votto.

But that would cause The Book to spontaneously combust.

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 07:40 PM
OH! Janish has a GUN! What a play!

Vada Pinson Fan
03-10-2008, 07:40 PM
Janish!!! Awesome play!!!

OnBaseMachine
03-10-2008, 07:41 PM
Nice curveball to Giambi to get him to bounceout on a very close play. Nice play by Janish.

WMR
03-10-2008, 07:41 PM
I'll take Janish as the starting SS!!!! Bat him 8th and forget about him.

Matt700wlw
03-10-2008, 07:41 PM
That pitch had some break to it...

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 07:41 PM
OH! Janish has a GUN! What a play!
He was safe lol, but still a great play.

Giambi chopped a curveball just over Homer's head, Janish comes in, barehands, and fires in time (or so the ump said) to get Giambi at first.

jojo
03-10-2008, 07:41 PM
I don't think Giambi ran thru the bag..... Janish made him pay.

Falls City Beer
03-10-2008, 07:43 PM
I'll take Janish as the starting SS!!!! Bat him 8th and forget about him.

Let's face it: it would really, really help. The core of the offense will supply enough run production. But the D is really still weak without a killer out at SS.

Vada Pinson Fan
03-10-2008, 07:43 PM
Hope they show the replay. I think Giambi was out.

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 07:44 PM
Hope they show the replay. I think Giambi was out.
It looked like a tie.

Chip R
03-10-2008, 07:44 PM
I don't think Homer smiled once that inning and didn't shake Janish's hand. Better send him to Dayton. ;)

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 07:44 PM
Dunn chops out to Nick Green at 2nd.

1 out

Matt700wlw
03-10-2008, 07:45 PM
That pitch to Edwin was filthy

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 07:45 PM
Who is this #28 fellow?

guttle11
03-10-2008, 07:46 PM
This Joba kid can pitch well.

Matt700wlw
03-10-2008, 07:46 PM
Joba's breaking ball will buckle your knees.

OnBaseMachine
03-10-2008, 07:46 PM
Who is this #28 fellow?

Thaaaat's my boy.

deltachi8
03-10-2008, 07:47 PM
Let's face it: it would really, really help. The core of the offense will supply enough run production. But the D is really still weak without a killer out at SS.

absolutely spot on. With question marks in spots 3-5 in the rotation (if not 2-5), having a plus glove at SS to pair with Phillips would be worth it.

Vada Pinson Fan
03-10-2008, 07:49 PM
Who is this #28 fellow?


It's Vada Pinson of course!;) Ooops, I thought you said "was".:)

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 07:49 PM
Edwin falls behind 0-2, but worked it back to 3-2.
foul
foul
8th pitch of the AB, foul
foul
10th pitch, foul
foul
and he finally Ks

OnBaseMachine
03-10-2008, 07:49 PM
EdE struckout but that was a great atbat.

Matt700wlw
03-10-2008, 07:50 PM
Filthy. Sick. Disgusting pitch.

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 07:50 PM
Damon does a nice job running down a would be Votto XBH.

0-0 thru 1.5

OnBaseMachine
03-10-2008, 07:50 PM
Votto hit one to the wall in CF but Damon tracks it down.

Vada Pinson Fan
03-10-2008, 07:51 PM
Joey........almost man! Nice catch by Damon in deep CF.

jojo
03-10-2008, 07:51 PM
Votto.

But that would cause The Book to spontaneously combust.

I actually don't have a problem with Bruce batting lead off if he's not expected to act like Ricky Hendersen.

Bruce can pretend he's not supposed to be a big power hitting rbi guy and just go up there and hit.

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 07:54 PM
Homer K's Posada.

He looked lost.

OnBaseMachine
03-10-2008, 07:55 PM
Nasty changeup to strikeout Posada. That's the best changeup I've seen him throw.

flyer85
03-10-2008, 07:55 PM
good of a changeup as I've seen from Homer

Matt700wlw
03-10-2008, 07:55 PM
I thought that Homer.....nevermind.

pedro
03-10-2008, 07:55 PM
That was a nice sequence of pitches for Homer.

Screwball
03-10-2008, 07:56 PM
Bailey's looking impressive tonight. He's a pleasure to watch when he displays ths type of control.

OnBaseMachine
03-10-2008, 07:57 PM
0-2 on Green. I'd like to see him snap off a curve here.

Vada Pinson Fan
03-10-2008, 07:58 PM
How many times does Homer shake off Valentin tonight? I'll say less than 3 or Dusty chews Bailey out big time!

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 07:59 PM
Down goes Green.
2 Ks in the innings.

OnBaseMachine
03-10-2008, 07:59 PM
Green chases a curveball. 2nd K for Bailey.

Matt700wlw
03-10-2008, 08:00 PM
That looked like a pretty nasty pitch there...

Screwball
03-10-2008, 08:00 PM
0-2 on Green. I'd like to see him snap off a curve here.

Took him to get to a 2-2 count, but you got your wish. Green goes down swinging.

Vada Pinson Fan
03-10-2008, 08:00 PM
Who's Bailey talking to on the mound? Anyone notice that?

OnBaseMachine
03-10-2008, 08:01 PM
That looked like a cutter on 1-1.

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 08:02 PM
Homer with a two out walk.

1st and 2nd
2 outs

OnBaseMachine
03-10-2008, 08:02 PM
Bailey walks the No. 9 hitter. That can't happen.

I don't understand Valentin continuing to call fastball after fastball. Valentin is a horrible catcher.

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 08:03 PM
Homer has to stop leaving his curve up in the zone.

Vada Pinson Fan
03-10-2008, 08:04 PM
The dogs are barkin'!!! Ouch!!!

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 08:05 PM
Homer is losing the strikezone.

jojo
03-10-2008, 08:05 PM
Homer loves pitching....I know this because he's throwing a lot of pitches.

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 08:06 PM
And he loses Damon.

OnBaseMachine
03-10-2008, 08:06 PM
With all these young pitchers on the horizon, I wish the Reds would go out and get a better defensive catcher.

Bailey walks another.

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 08:06 PM
Good curveball to Jeter on the first pitch had him out in front.

Screwball
03-10-2008, 08:07 PM
Homer is losing the strikezone.

I jinxed him.

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 08:07 PM
With all these young pitchers on the horizon, I wish the Reds would go out and get a better defensive catcher.

Bailey walks another.
That was the point of Moeller and now Bako.

0-2 on Jeter. Finish him Homer.

Vada Pinson Fan
03-10-2008, 08:07 PM
Throw that nasty change right now to Jeter, Homer.

OnBaseMachine
03-10-2008, 08:08 PM
Another nice curve to Jeter but he fights it off to stay alive.

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 08:08 PM
That was an awful curve from Homer, but Junior saved him.

No damage done, though.

WMR
03-10-2008, 08:08 PM
Homer had horrible location on that last curve.

Javier wanted it in the dirt... it ended up WAYYYYY up in the zone.

Vada Pinson Fan
03-10-2008, 08:09 PM
Junior saves three runs. Nice catch!

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 08:09 PM
Homer had horrible location on that last curve.

Javier wanted it in the dirt... it ended up WAYYYYY up in the zone.
That's where the majority of his curves have been ending up.

OnBaseMachine
03-10-2008, 08:10 PM
Jeter flies out to Griffey.

I have been encouraged by Homer's secondary pitches tonight but the consistent command needed to be a great pitcher is still not there. I think he could use a few more months in Louisville to work on that. His changeup and curve have looked good tonight though.

Vada Pinson Fan
03-10-2008, 08:10 PM
Homer had horrible location on that last curve.

Javier wanted it in the dirt... it ended up WAYYYYY up in the zone.

Don't know if that pitched slipped a little out of his grip but that almost cost Bailey. File that pitch.

Nice to see Eric Davis tonight.

Matt700wlw
03-10-2008, 08:11 PM
Junior with some wheels...

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 08:11 PM
Javy with a leadoff single by a diving Green at 2nd.

WMR
03-10-2008, 08:12 PM
That's where the majority of his curves have been ending up.

Heh, throw that pitch to Pay-Rod and he'll hit it out of the stadium.

OnBaseMachine
03-10-2008, 08:13 PM
A-Rod robs Janish of a double.

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 08:13 PM
Janish lines one to 3rd but A-Rod with a nice grab.

Joba the Hut's night is over.

jojo
03-10-2008, 08:14 PM
Homer had horrible location on that last curve.

Javier wanted it in the dirt... it ended up WAYYYYY up in the zone.

Ya. Homer's secondary stuff has been consistent tonight. Unfortunately, it's been consistently located poorly.

WMR
03-10-2008, 08:15 PM
Ya. Homer's secondary stuff has been consistent tonight. Unfortunately, it's been consistently located poorly.

Hehe.

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 08:16 PM
Lets see how Mr. Bruce fairs vs a lefty.

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 08:16 PM
Bruce singles to right.

Matt700wlw
03-10-2008, 08:16 PM
Wow. What a stroke!

He looks like he's done this before...

OnBaseMachine
03-10-2008, 08:16 PM
Jay singles off a lefty.

flyer85
03-10-2008, 08:17 PM
kid has a beautiful swing ... it would be a shame if he starts at AAA

Aronchis
03-10-2008, 08:17 PM
Homer's secondary stuff has been impressive tonight besides a errant pitch. Most of his command problems come from the stretch and is completely fixable. I noticed this last year, especially during his healthy last 3 starts.

Matt700wlw
03-10-2008, 08:17 PM
kid has a beautiful swing ... it would be a shame if he starts at AAA


It would be a crime of epic proportions :D

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 08:17 PM
Homer's secondary stuff has been impressive tonight besides a errant pitch. Most of his command problems come from the stretch and is completely fixable. I noticed this last year, especially during his healthy last 3 starts.
Every single curve he threw other then maybe 1 or 2 were elevated in the zone. Just because he got away with it doesn't mean they were well located.

I thought he located his change well.

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 08:18 PM
Hatteberg with the whiff.

1st and 2nd
2 outs
KGJ up

Screwball
03-10-2008, 08:19 PM
Homer's secondary stuff has been impressive tonight besides a errant pitch. Most of his command problems come from the stretch and is completely fixable. I noticed this last year, especially during his healthy last 3 starts.

Yeah I noticed that too. He was really hitting his spots out of the full windup, but once he had to deal with runners on base, his control suffered mightily.

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 08:19 PM
Junior just missed one.

Mid 3
0-0

Matt700wlw
03-10-2008, 08:20 PM
I thought Junior had it...

OnBaseMachine
03-10-2008, 08:21 PM
Abreu/A-Rod/Giambi due up against Homer.

jojo
03-10-2008, 08:22 PM
Junior just missed one.

Mid 3
0-0

There was a time when Jr would've just missed that one into the 30th row.... :)

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 08:23 PM
That was a good curve from Homer.

jojo
03-10-2008, 08:23 PM
Hopefully Homer can get out of this inning in under 40 pitches.

*BaseClogger*
03-10-2008, 08:23 PM
this is torture (not being able to watch the game)... and I'm going to read these game threads all season? What did I sign myself up for!?

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 08:24 PM
Homer walks Abreu.

Ugh

Matt700wlw
03-10-2008, 08:24 PM
His BB numbers still concern me...

OnBaseMachine
03-10-2008, 08:24 PM
Homer walks Abreu after getting ahead 1-2.

He threw a nasty curve but then throws 3 straight fastballs. Makes sense to me.:confused:

jojo
03-10-2008, 08:25 PM
this is torture (not being able to watch the game)... and I'm going to read these game threads all season? What did I sign myself up for!?

mlb.tv for free....yippee

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 08:25 PM
His BB numbers still concern me...
As they should.

Curve to A-Rod, 0-1

flyer85
03-10-2008, 08:26 PM
Homer keeps hanging the curve

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 08:26 PM
Curveball at the belt, and A-Rod makes him pay.

RBI double.
1-0

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 08:27 PM
Another single.

Matt700wlw
03-10-2008, 08:27 PM
Belt high fastball...another hit.

A-Rod doesn't run on Junior's arm, stays at third.

Aronchis
03-10-2008, 08:27 PM
Homer is overthrowing the curve. You don't want to use it that much. Use your 2 seamer and change more often.

Homer should have had a easy 2nd inning but got caught in the stretch and of course, wore down.

jojo
03-10-2008, 08:27 PM
Arod is good. Homer is gonna start in Louisville.

*BaseClogger*
03-10-2008, 08:27 PM
mlb.tv for free....yippee

what's the catch?

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 08:27 PM
Did Chris just say that the Reds planned to pitch Stanton for 3 innings?

Uh, what?

CrackerJack
03-10-2008, 08:27 PM
straight FB from Homer there. Yuck. Looks tired.

WMR
03-10-2008, 08:28 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHA

Welsch: "Maybe they'll bring in Majewski to bail Homer out of this inning." :ughmamoru

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 08:28 PM
straight FB from Homer there. Yuck. Looks tired.
I couldn't even tell what that pitch was. It looked like it had nothing on it.

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 08:29 PM
Curveball gets Posada who was looking heat.
1 out

CrackerJack
03-10-2008, 08:29 PM
well there's that curve again, very nice

jojo
03-10-2008, 08:30 PM
what's the catch?

It's spring training.

Matt700wlw
03-10-2008, 08:30 PM
Bloop single

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 08:30 PM
Is Homer throwing enough curveballs?
Curveball hit into CFfor another hit.

2-0

dougdirt
03-10-2008, 08:31 PM
Getting the good and the bad with Bailey tonight.

Matt700wlw
03-10-2008, 08:32 PM
Ouch...that probably hurt.

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 08:32 PM
And Homer hits him.

Bad.

jojo
03-10-2008, 08:32 PM
This is a great test for Homer. Not too many breathers in tonight's lineup for the Yanks.

WMR
03-10-2008, 08:32 PM
Ooh that one hurt. Right in the chest it looked like.

Matt700wlw
03-10-2008, 08:33 PM
Dusty out there now

WMR
03-10-2008, 08:33 PM
Here comes the powder keg (MAJOOOSKI)

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 08:33 PM
Majewski coming in with the bases loaded. This is going to end well.

Matt700wlw
03-10-2008, 08:33 PM
Homer done.

OnBaseMachine
03-10-2008, 08:33 PM
1-2 count. Great time to snap off a curve or a changeup, nah we'll go with another fastball.

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 08:34 PM
1-2 count. Great time to snap off a curve or a changeup, nah we'll go with another fastball.
All he was doing that inning was throwing curveballs belt high that were getting hit.

Screwball
03-10-2008, 08:35 PM
Getting the good and the bad with Bailey tonight.

Yep. Some pitches make your jaw drop. Others make you wanna drop-kick the dog.

Matt700wlw
03-10-2008, 08:35 PM
59 pitches in 2 plus innings....that's a bunch

Aronchis
03-10-2008, 08:35 PM
Homer looked better against the Red Sox structurally. Disappointing night for him for sure. He really blew a golden chance considering his stuff was vibrant tonight.

pedro
03-10-2008, 08:36 PM
1-2 count. Great time to snap off a curve or a changeup, nah we'll go with another fastball.

To be fair, if you're so gassed that you can't throw the fastball for a strike you have to wonder if there's any chance of the curve or a change for a strike.

Homer had some encouraging moments tonight but overall he's still having command issues that are going to prevent him from being a success until he overcomes them.

OnBaseMachine
03-10-2008, 08:36 PM
I was impressed with the secondary stuff his command still very inconsistent. Give him about three months in Louisville and if his commands has improved to where it needs to be, call him up.

OnBaseMachine
03-10-2008, 08:37 PM
Homer had some encouraging moments tonight but overall he's still having command issues that are going to prevent him from being a success until he overcomes them.

Yup. Agreed 100%.

flyer85
03-10-2008, 08:37 PM
D'Artagnan's sinker does not sink ... it moves horizontally

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 08:37 PM
Homer's final line:
2.1 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HBP
59 pitches

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 08:38 PM
Janish with the unassisted DP to end the inning.

NJReds
03-10-2008, 08:39 PM
I'm not defending Homer's outing, but I've seen this Yankee lineup do the same thing to pitchers more seasoned than Homer. I still think he should start in AAA.

OnBaseMachine
03-10-2008, 08:40 PM
I like Janish. If he could just hit about .260 he would give you a .340 OBP and great defense.

Matt700wlw
03-10-2008, 08:40 PM
What's the KrivDogg saying?

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 08:40 PM
Krivsky in the booth.

Aronchis
03-10-2008, 08:41 PM
I'm not defending Homer's outing, but I've seen this Yankee lineup do the same thing to pitchers more seasoned than Homer. I still think he should start in AAA.

Its spring training. Alot of pitchers will struggle with command and other structural things. But he is fighting for a job which means the person who puts it together the best the fastest, wins a job.

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 08:42 PM
Rivera just handcuffed Phillips and gets him looking.
1 out

jojo
03-10-2008, 08:42 PM
Mariano in the 4th inning!?! Is Narron managing the Yanks? :D

dougdirt
03-10-2008, 08:43 PM
I feel unless Bailey comes out and dominates from here on out, he is heading to AAA. His command isn't an issue with his curveball and at least tonight with his change up, but his fastball command is still needing some work.

OnBaseMachine
03-10-2008, 08:43 PM
Dunn looks a lot slimmer.

Matt700wlw
03-10-2008, 08:44 PM
I want to see Volquez - and Cueto, but he's not pitching today.

WMR
03-10-2008, 08:44 PM
On LT deal for Dunn:

"We haven't approached them... they haven't approached us... we'll go through the season and play it by ear."

Brilliant. :rolleyes:

VR
03-10-2008, 08:44 PM
Its spring training. Alot of pitchers will struggle with command and other structural things. But he is fighting for a job which means the person who puts it together the best the fastest, wins a job.

This is one reason I'm glad the Jeremy/ Josh contingent was brought in to alleviate the pressure to rush any of the 3 before they are ready.

jojo
03-10-2008, 08:44 PM
What's the KrivDogg saying?

"We're committed to competing. $1 hotdogs. Yadda, Yadda". :cool:

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 08:44 PM
Dunn grounds out to 1st.
2 outs

pedro
03-10-2008, 08:44 PM
Its spring training. Alot of pitchers will struggle with command and other structural things. But he is fighting for a job which means the person who puts it together the best the fastest, wins a job.

True, but it's not like this is unusual for Bailey.

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 08:45 PM
Edwin grounds back to Rivera.
Reds bats really howling tonight.
2-0

pedro
03-10-2008, 08:45 PM
What's the KrivDogg saying?

Doesn't sound like Dunn is going to get a long term extension, at least before the end of the season anyway.

flyer85
03-10-2008, 08:46 PM
On LT deal for Dunn:

"We haven't approached them... they haven't approached us... we'll go through the season and play it by ear."

Brilliant. :rolleyes:translation: "We really have no plans as this time to offer a LT deal"

Aronchis
03-10-2008, 08:46 PM
True, but it's not like this is unusual for Bailey.

Tonight was definitely unusual. Alot of silly mistakes when he seemingly was in control.

Shutting out the Yanks offense for 3-4 innings would have been a big push. He had a good shot with a easy 2nd.

jojo
03-10-2008, 08:46 PM
I feel unless Bailey comes out and dominates from here on out, he is heading to AAA. His command isn't an issue with his curveball and at least tonight with his change up, but his fastball command is still needing some work.

I was dealing with the kids but I only remember one really good change up from him tonight and his curve looked like a coin flip pitch.

WMR
03-10-2008, 08:46 PM
Doesn't sound like Dunn is going to get a long term extension, at least before the end of the season anyway.

If they wait until the rest of MLB has a shot at him, it won't get done.

pedro
03-10-2008, 08:47 PM
Krivsky also just said, referring to Corey Patterson, that the Reds could carry 5 OF's.

What I gather from that is that 1) Patterson isn't here to compete for the starting position. and 2) Ryan Freel is probably as good as gone.

Matt700wlw
03-10-2008, 08:47 PM
Stanton in to woo us.

pedro
03-10-2008, 08:48 PM
Tonight was definitely unusual. Alot of silly mistakes when he seemingly was in control.



It's sure has been his usual pattern at the major league level.

edabbs44
03-10-2008, 08:48 PM
This is one reason I'm glad the Jeremy/ Josh contingent was brought in to alleviate the pressure to rush any of the 3 before they are ready.

And this is one reason why I didn't end up loving the Cordero signing. Punting away the season that will probably (based on age) be Cordero's best on a record setting contract.

Just didn't make sense if you were going to bail on this year.

Oh well. Hopefully they stay in it long enough to make some moves at the deadline.

OnBaseMachine
03-10-2008, 08:49 PM
If the Reds are serious about winning in 2008 then they need to cut Mike Stanton.

Aronchis
03-10-2008, 08:49 PM
No Volquez? Maybe he will be moved to starter now, hopefully.

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 08:50 PM
Krivsky hates saying anything that leads you on, but once in awhile his baseball knowledge slips out.

Such as, "it's difficult to evaluate players off of spring training, the same way it is in September."

OnBaseMachine
03-10-2008, 08:50 PM
Volquez is scheduled to throw 3 innings tonight.

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 08:50 PM
No Volquez? Maybe he will be moved to starter now, hopefully.
Chris said he is pitching after Stanton throws THREE innings.

I don't know if I believe that.

pedro
03-10-2008, 08:51 PM
If the Reds are serious about winning in 2008 then they need to cut Mike Stanton.

Not yet.

WMR
03-10-2008, 08:51 PM
Edi warming up.

Matt700wlw
03-10-2008, 08:51 PM
Volquez is warming up

WMR
03-10-2008, 08:52 PM
Does Krivsky have a contract past this season?

edabbs44
03-10-2008, 08:52 PM
Krivsky hates saying anything that leads you on, but once in awhile his baseball knowledge slips out.

Such as, "it's difficult to evaluate players off of spring training, the same way it is in September."

I guess Votto's .907 OPS is September went for naught. ;)

Puig Your Red
03-10-2008, 08:52 PM
Does Krivsky have a contract past this season?
I think he has a mutual option.

pedro
03-10-2008, 08:52 PM
I guess Votto's .907 OPS is September went for naught. ;)

It was just a creation of the GABP. ;)

splits (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/splits?playerId=28670)

Matt700wlw
03-10-2008, 08:53 PM
I think he has a mutual option.

An option of some sort, yes...

OnBaseMachine
03-10-2008, 08:54 PM
Wayne is talking about Volquez and Cueto's electric stuff. Also says Matt Maloney is much better than he's pitched.

WMR
03-10-2008, 08:54 PM
Oh crap Krivsky is a Dookie? Fire him yesterday.

WMR
03-10-2008, 08:56 PM
If the Reds have another losing season this year, do you think Krivsky survives another season?

corkedbat
03-10-2008, 08:56 PM
Oh crap Krivsky is a Dookie? Fire him yesterday.

A pUKie!?!?!!? I knew there was something slimy that I didn't like about Krivsky! Bring on Jocketty stat!!! :D