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dougdirt
05-05-2008, 07:17 PM
Big guys pitching tonight....

Bailey for Louivsille
Lecure for Chattanooga
Smith for Sarasota
Partch for Dayton

Dayton down 1-0 in the first on an error. Partch has a no hitter through 1, but is losing.

Grande Donkey
05-05-2008, 07:20 PM
I thought it was Lecure's night to pitch?

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 07:20 PM
It is.... I fixed it about the same time you posted that. I had a brain fart on that one.

Aronchis
05-05-2008, 07:21 PM
Sadly, yes it is Lecure. Ouch, Bruce just got punked by Penn.

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 07:23 PM
Jolbert Cabrera hit a solo HR to give Louisville a 1-0 lead.

Grande Donkey
05-05-2008, 07:24 PM
Lookouts are facing Jeff Samadzija (sp?) tonight also. He is the fromer ND WR and Baseball standout.

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 07:25 PM
Chris Valaika walked and scored on a Juan Francisco double. Sarasota leads 1-0.

Sam Lecure got a 1-2-3 inning in the first.

Redman15
05-05-2008, 07:32 PM
4-1 Dayton Frazier 1-1,Waring HBP RBI,Phipps doubled 2 RBI

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 07:33 PM
Dayton put up a 4 spot in the first and lead 4-1. They had 2 walks, a HBP, a double and a sac fly.

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 07:34 PM
Homer Bailey gets them 1-2-3 for Louisville. Ground out to first, weak ground out to SS and another ground out to SS. 11 pitches, 8 strikes.

Aronchis
05-05-2008, 07:36 PM
Good command by Bailey in the 1st.

Redman15
05-05-2008, 07:37 PM
Daytons 1B McKennon is struggling right now. Logan Parker is scheduled to start his rehab soon. Maybe in Dayton?

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 07:38 PM
Jordan Smith has allowed just a hit in 2 innings. Has his ERA down to 1.52.

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 07:42 PM
Justin Reed just hit a solo HR for the Dragons, who lead 5-1 in the second.

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 07:42 PM
Sam Lecure has 3 strikeouts through 2 innings. 0-0 game for Chattanooga.

NC Reds
05-05-2008, 07:45 PM
Is Janish hurt?

Aronchis
05-05-2008, 07:46 PM
Smith is alot like Bailey in that he has a flat, straight power fastball with heavy action on it. Keeps down the hits, but much like Bailey(really less than Bailey as Bailey has potential with his breaking stuff) struggles to get k's as he lacks any signifigently impressive out pitch at this time.

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 07:55 PM
Homer Bailey got a pop up to third base. Walked the 2nd batter. He strikes out the next batter. The next batter gets ahead 3-0 before Bailey gets back to back strikes before allowing a single. A ball was hit to Rosales who had it hit his glove and the scorer calls it a single even though it certainly doesn't sound like it. 1-1 game, runners at first and second. Bailey strikes out the next batter to end the inning.

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 07:58 PM
Drew Stubbs is 1-2 with a double. He was picked off however.

Jordan Smith has allowed 2 hits and no runs through 3.

PuffyPig
05-05-2008, 07:58 PM
Smith is alot like Bailey in that he has a flat, straight power fastball with heavy action on it. Keeps down the hits, but much like Bailey(really less than Bailey as Bailey has potential with his breaking stuff) struggles to get k's as he lacks any signifigently impressive out pitch at this time.


So,a flat, straight fastball (with heavy action on it) will not get you K's, but will keep down the hits?

Eureka, you've discovered the secret to solving BABIP.

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 07:58 PM
Todd Frazier is 2-2 for Dayton who is still up 5-1 after 3.

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 08:03 PM
Jay Bruce snaps his 0-14 streak with a single up the middle.

Aronchis
05-05-2008, 08:04 PM
Jay Bruce snaps his 0-14 streak with a single up the middle.

Man, he needed that.

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 08:08 PM
Jordan Smith has a strikeout and 2 hits allowed in 4 shutout innings for Sarasota.

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 08:08 PM
Sam Lecure has 5 strikeouts and a walk through 3 innings.

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 08:10 PM
Homer Bailey gets them 1-2-3.

3ip, 2h, 1bb, 2K. 5GO 2FO, 44 pitches, 29 strikes.

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 08:19 PM
Justin Reed singled in his second AB and is now 2-2.

Adam Rosales singled and stole 2B.

Kc61
05-05-2008, 08:24 PM
Notice that Todd Frazier is playing left field tonight. That is where he needs to play.

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 08:25 PM
Brandon Waring just hit a 3 run HR, his 8th of the year.

Redman15
05-05-2008, 08:27 PM
Lecure just gave up a 2-run bomb. 2-0 bad guys

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 08:27 PM
Homer Bailey gets a fly out to LF, a strikeout of the next hitter and a pop up to LF.

Bailey - 4ip, 2h, 1er, 1bb, 3K. 53 pitches, 35 strikes.

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 08:31 PM
Jordan Smith has 2 K's and 2 hits through 6 shutout innings for Sarasota, who leads 1-0 still.

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 08:34 PM
Lecure has given up 5 runs now in 4 innings on 7 hits, a walk and 6 strikeouts.

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 08:38 PM
Jay Bruce singles and the Bats have runners on the corners for Andy Phillips.

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 08:39 PM
Curtis Partch has allowed just 1 run in 6 innings on 5 hits and no walks. He has 4 K's.

Bats couldn't score and are tied 1-1 in the middle of 5.

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 08:47 PM
Jordan Smith allowed a run in the 7th inning and Sarasota is tied 1-1 after 7 innings.

Smith - 7ip, 5h, 1er, 2K.

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 08:48 PM
Homer Bailey allowed a run on a single off the first basemans glove (both runs he has allowed today have gone off a corner infielders glove). Bats trailing 2-1 in the 5th.

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 08:49 PM
Bailey allows another run on a hit. The relay throw does get the runner going to third. Bats trail 3-1 now.

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 08:52 PM
Homer Bailey - 5ip, 5h, 2bb, 3er, 4K. 75 pitches, 48 strikes.

reds44
05-05-2008, 08:56 PM
Very unimpressive outing so far.

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 08:57 PM
Very unimpressive outing so far.

By who?

Aronchis
05-05-2008, 08:57 PM
Some pretty bad infield defense from the bats tonight. Sans Janish, they just don't field well.

reds44
05-05-2008, 08:58 PM
By who?
Homer.

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 09:02 PM
Homer.

Its not as bad as the stat line would indicate. One of his runs should be unearned. Guy hit a grounder to Rosales who had it hit his glove, stop at his feet and Rosales started looking in the air for the ball when it sat at his feet. The scorer ruled it a base hit. It should have ended the inning. So his line should have 1 less hit and 1 less earned run. Then another one of the runs went off another infielders glove. 1 more scoreless inning and we are looking at a quality start.

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 09:06 PM
Jordan Smith pitched the 8th, allowed nothing. 5h, 1er, 2K. Sarasota tied at 1.

Justin Reed is 3-3 for Dayton.

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 09:08 PM
Homer Bailey strikes out the leadoff guy of the 6th with a changeup swinging.

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 09:09 PM
He then walks the cleanup hitter.

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 09:10 PM
Bailey then balks on a strange thing. He went to deliver the pitch and the ball came out of his hand.

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 09:13 PM
Bailey gets a ground out to second, runner at 2nd and 2 outs.

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 09:14 PM
Alex Cintron is killing Homer Bailey. Drew Anderson misplayed the ball but since he didnt touch it, it goes as a hit. The defense is killing Bailey tonight. 4-1 Bats are trailing.

PoliKarpas
05-05-2008, 09:14 PM
Getting on base a unique way, eh? Valaika has 2 walks tonight.

Redman15
05-05-2008, 09:15 PM
DeJesus gives up a run in the B9 Sarasota loses 2-1. Valaika 13 game hit streak is over 0-2. Sarasota was held to 3 hits. Jordan Smith was nails tonight but the pen and offense just could not get it done.

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 09:16 PM
Bailey allows a single up the middle.

Aronchis
05-05-2008, 09:16 PM
Yup, bad bad night for the bats defense. Homer wasn't flashing 'I am ready' stuff tonight, but his line should be better than he got.

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 09:17 PM
Justin Reed is 4-4 for the Dragons. Great night for him.

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 09:19 PM
Homer gets a strikeout to end the inning.

6ip, 7 hits, 4er, 3bb, 6K. 99 pitches, 61 strikes.

That line is very deceiving at face value.

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 09:19 PM
Yup, bad bad night for the bats defense. Homer wasn't flashing 'I am ready' stuff tonight, but his line should be better than he got.

Are you at the game? Otherwise I would love to know how you know what kind of stuff he was flashing.

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 09:20 PM
Dayton won 9-2.


Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Jones, K DH 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 .329
Feiner 2B 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .309
Frazier LF 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .308
Waring 3B 3 2 1 0 0 1 4 0 2 .299
Phipps RF 4 0 3 1 0 0 2 0 1 .298
McKennon 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .168
Bour C 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .214
Cozart SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .231
Reed CF 4 3 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 .272
Partch P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Horst P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

BATTING
2B: Phipps (9, Additon), Reed (1, Diapoules).
HR: Reed (2, 2nd inning off Additon, 0 on, 0 out), Waring (8, 4th inning off Daman, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Jones, K; Frazier 2; Waring 4; Phipps 4; Reed 8.
RBI: Waring 4 (23), Phipps 2 (21), Bour (3), Reed (7), Jones, K (8).
2-out RBI: Waring 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cozart; Waring; Feiner.
S: Feiner.
SF: Bour.
GIDP: McKennon.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Reed (8, 3rd base off Daman/Vasquez).

FIELDING
E: McKennon (3, fielding).

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Partch (W, 1-4) 6.0 5 1 0 0 4 0 5.64
Horst (S, 2) 3.0 2 1 1 2 1 0 3.66

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 09:23 PM
Sarasota lost 2-1.


Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Heisey RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .267
Turner 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .346
Valaika SS 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .377
Francisco DH 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .272
Stubbs CF 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .301
Kainer LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .216
Louwsma 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .259
Tordi 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .214
Rodriguez C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .212
Smith, J P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
DeJesus, Mis P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

BATTING
2B: Francisco (11, Furnish), Stubbs (11, Furnish).
TB: Heisey; Francisco 2; Stubbs 2.
RBI: Francisco (22).
2-out RBI: Francisco.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Stubbs; Valaika; Francisco.
GIDP: Rodriguez; Francisco.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
SB: Heisey (7, 2nd base off Furnish/Carpenter, D).
CS: Stubbs (2, 3rd base by Furnish/Carpenter, D).

FIELDING
PB: Rodriguez (3).

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Smith, J 8.0 5 1 1 0 2 0 1.52
DeJesus (L, 0-1) 0.1 2 1 1 0 1 0 4.72

WP: Furnish.
Ground outs-fly outs: Smith, J 12-10, DeJesus, Mis 0-0

Aronchis
05-05-2008, 09:24 PM
Are you at the game? Otherwise I would love to know how you know what kind of stuff he was flashing.

Nope, I am watching it. He wasn't nearly as bad as his line looks, but his location was erratic tonight.

Alot of similiar vibes to 2006 when he had erratic starts in pitching friendly Sarasota before June. Nice to see the 22k's in 19I however. Those errors forced him to strikeout batters. One step back for now, 2 steps foward for later.

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 09:27 PM
Nope, I am watching it. He wasn't nearly as bad as his line looks, but his location was erratic tonight.

Alot of similiar vibes to 2006 when he had erratic starts in pitching friendly Sarasota before June. Nice to see the 22k's in 19I however. Those errors forced him to strikeout batters. One step back for now, 2 steps foward for later.

How are you watching the game?

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 09:28 PM
Homer Bailey strikes out the leadoff hitter in the 7th.

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 09:31 PM
Homer gets the 2nd batter to ground out to first base in the 7th.

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 09:33 PM
next batter grounds out to end the inning.

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 09:33 PM
Homer Bailey - 7ip, 7h, 4er, 3bb, 7K. 112 pitches, 71 strikes. 8GO-4FO

Homer Bailey
05-05-2008, 09:35 PM
Bruce update?

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 09:43 PM
Bruce update?

2-4.

Aronchis
05-05-2008, 09:46 PM
Bailey has his krate up to 7.6. 23 in last 20 innings or 10.3.

Sounds like his fastball just needs a bit more adjustment on location and he may be able to challenge Thompson for the number 1 pitching prospect tag again. Thompson's numbers simply cannot be discounted however at this point so he gets the nod.

*BaseClogger*
05-05-2008, 09:49 PM
Why is Stubbs batting #5?

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 09:51 PM
Why is Stubbs batting #5?

It seems to have worked since last year. Don't mess with a good thing.

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 09:54 PM
Bailey has his krate up to 7.6. 23 in last 20 innings or 10.3.

Sounds like his fastball just needs a bit more adjustment on location and he may be able to challenge Thompson for the number 1 pitching prospect tag again. Thompson's numbers simply cannot be discounted however at this point so he gets the nod.

Your rankings vary too much in short spans of times. Thompson might have been the #6 or #7 guy on your list to end last year. All of a sudden he jumps up ahead of all those guys, including Homer Bailey and is now not only the Reds #1 pitching prospect but also a top 10 prospect in all of baseball? Don't get me wrong, I really like Daryl Thompson.... but thats a bit much.

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 09:55 PM
Louisville lost 4-1.

Benihana
05-05-2008, 09:58 PM
Your rankings vary too much in short spans of times. Thompson might have been the #6 or #7 guy on your list to end last year. All of a sudden he jumps up ahead of all those guys, including Homer Bailey and is now not only the Reds #1 pitching prospect but also a top 10 prospect in all of baseball? Don't get me wrong, I really like Daryl Thompson.... but thats a bit much.

Top 10 is definitely a bit much, but I have to believe Daryl has worked his way into the Top 50 at this point. Homer remains in the Top 10, where he has resided for over two years running.

Aronchis
05-05-2008, 10:00 PM
Your rankings vary too much in short spans of times. Thompson might have been the #6 or #7 guy on your list to end last year. All of a sudden he jumps up ahead of all those guys, including Homer Bailey and is now not only the Reds #1 pitching prospect but also a top 10 prospect in all of baseball? Don't get me wrong, I really like Daryl Thompson.... but thats a bit much.

Doug, that is true. But Thompson wasn't fully healthy last year and was still recovering from shoulder surgery. Now he is back at full health and throwing darts.

I only believe their is room for 1 more of Bailey/Thompson. 1 of them is going to be moved for other team needs IMO. Bailey has the size and delivery I like long term compared to the smaller Thompson, but with Cast, they may feel compelled to ditch the one that is farther away from helping the major league team.

Thompson is putting the screws on. If he gets promoted to AAA and struggles more than Homer than Homer moves back into number 1 by default obviously. I like the competition.

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 10:00 PM
Top 10 is definitely a bit much, but I have to believe Daryl has worked his way into the Top 50 at this point. Homer remains in the Top 10, where he has resided for over two years running.
I would say Thompson has worked his way into the top 100. He needs to do it more than a month to get into the top 50 I think. Last year he started out nearly as good, albeit at a lower level and tailed off a little bit as the year went on.

11larkin11
05-05-2008, 10:03 PM
I'm thinking that Waring hit the HR because he was a little angry about getting plunked 3 times in the last 2 days.

Benihana
05-05-2008, 10:04 PM
I would say Thompson has worked his way into the top 100. He needs to do it more than a month to get into the top 50 I think. Last year he started out nearly as good, albeit at a lower level and tailed off a little bit as the year went on.

It's not like he came out of nowhere. He's performed well for more than one month. He throws in the mid-90s. His numbers in AA are incredible. He is a top 50 prospect in the game in my book.

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 10:06 PM
Doug, that is true. But Thompson wasn't fully healthy last year and was still recovering from shoulder surgery. Now he is back at full health and throwing darts.

I only believe their is room for 1 more of Bailey/Thompson. 1 of them is going to be moved for other team needs IMO. Bailey has the size and delivery I like long term compared to the smaller Thompson, but with Cast, they may feel compelled to ditch the one that is farther away from helping the major league team.

Thompson is putting the screws on. If he gets promoted to AAA and struggles more than Homer than Homer moves back into number 1 by default obviously. I like the competition.

A prospects numbers put up are only about a quarter of the battle.

Aronchis
05-05-2008, 10:09 PM
A prospects numbers put up are only about a quarter of the battle.

More like 50%. Bailey and Thompson are in a Darwinian struggle right now. Bailey is probably trying to figure out how he got here. He did show alot of manhood tonight. He could have taken himself out after 99 pitches, but manned up and threw a very easy 7th inning. It is all about consistancy. Bailey can hear the sound like Thompson in the far away hills.

dougdirt
05-05-2008, 10:12 PM
It's not like he came out of nowhere. He's performed well for more than one month. He throws in the mid-90s. His numbers in AA are incredible. He is a top 50 prospect in the game in my book.

Well, lets correct this real fast... he doesn't throw mid 90's. He will hit 95 once or twice a game. He works 89-93. To top that off, Thompson, despite very strong numbers last year was not a top 30 REDS prospects last year, nor was he a Top 20 REDS prospect according to John Sickels last year (not sure if he was actually ranked beyond that). Now while I don't think he came out of nowhere, I think its too early to throw him into the top 50 prospects in the game. He has good stuff, but he has a small size and last year in the FSL he pitched ok, but nothing too dazzling. I want to see more from him before tossing him up that high into rankings.

PuffyPig
05-06-2008, 08:20 AM
I only believe their is room for 1 more of Bailey/Thompson. 1 of them is going to be moved for other team needs IMO.

You do understand that there is more than one pitcher on a major league team?

The Reds minor leagues have plenty of room for 10 Baileys/Thompsons if they should appear.

membengal
05-06-2008, 08:26 AM
doug, I am begging you, please stop quoting in your responses. Please.

REDblooded
05-06-2008, 10:41 AM
doug, I am begging you, please stop quoting in your responses. Please.


+ + + + + + + + +

princeton
05-06-2008, 10:52 AM
the anti-Aronchis bias is tiresome.

pm these things. show some sportsmanship.

OesterPoster
05-06-2008, 10:57 AM
Yeah, I don't totally agree with everything every poster says, but Aronchis does have some points.

...and we shouldn't view everything through Red sunglasses.

membengal
05-06-2008, 11:35 AM
I am not biased toward Aronchis. I don't want everything through rose colored sunglasses. He should comment however he wants. But if the "ignore" feature is going to work, it can't be defeated by quoting, or else, what's the point? Aronchis DOES have decent things to say on occasion, but for those of us that find our enjoyment of the threads here altered by some needlessly negative views, then, in the spirit of keeping this place civil, the ignore feature has been helpful.

It keeps angry responses that devolve into personal attacks from occurring. That's all I am asking. Of Doug and anyone else. Go ahead and engage, that's cool. But for those of us who don't wish to, please let us have an option that allows us to read this thread in peace. I don't want to have to be told to, in effect, leave otherwise. That would be less than cool.

princeton
05-06-2008, 11:40 AM
I am not biased toward Aronchis. I don't want everything through rose colored sunglasses. He should comment however he wants. But if the "ignore" feature is going to work, it can't be defeated by quoting, or else, what's the point? Aronchis DOES have decent things to say on occasion, but for those of us that find our enjoyment of the threads here altered by some needlessly negative views, then, in the spirit of keeping this place civil, the ignore feature has been helpful.

It keeps angry responses that devolve into personal attacks from occurring. That's all I am asking. Of Doug and anyone else. Go ahead and engage, that's cool. But for those of us who don't wish to, please let us have an option that allows us to read this thread in peace. I don't want to have to be told to, in effect, leave otherwise. That would be less than cool.


for a couple of weeks now, you have publically made a big deal about the fact that you have Aronchis on ignore, doesn't everyone know how great this is, doug-can-you-switch-off-the-quotes etc. I thought that it'd be over by now. But here you are posting again.

pm it.

I'd pm it, but you're not the only one.

and if a poster that you don't like is quoted, don't read it or don't comment on it.

membengal
05-06-2008, 11:43 AM
Well, Princeton, I ask you, what's the point of the ignore feature then? Just there for window dressing so you can shove stuff in people's face regardless?

Awesome.

dougdirt
05-06-2008, 11:43 AM
I am not biased toward Aronchis. I don't want everything through rose colored sunglasses. He should comment however he wants. But if the "ignore" feature is going to work, it can't be defeated by quoting, or else, what's the point? Aronchis DOES have decent things to say on occasion, but for those of us that find our enjoyment of the threads here altered by some needlessly negative views, then, in the spirit of keeping this place civil, the ignore feature has been helpful.

It keeps angry responses that devolve into personal attacks from occurring. That's all I am asking. Of Doug and anyone else. Go ahead and engage, that's cool. But for those of us who don't wish to, please let us have an option that allows us to read this thread in peace. I don't want to have to be told to, in effect, leave otherwise. That would be less than cool.
Thats the one issue with the ignore feature on these boards. If others quote them, you still see what they say. Whether I quote him or not, my response is still going to be known and you are going to know what was said and who it was said by.

membengal
05-06-2008, 11:44 AM
Fair enough. I guess it is leave these threads then.

This board really has disappointed of late.

princeton
05-06-2008, 11:58 AM
Well, Princeton, I ask you, what's the point of the ignore feature then? Just there for window dressing so you can shove stuff in people's face regardless?.


Ignore helps a lot. but some self-control is still required. I've got two people on ignore, and both are often quoted. I've lived. I still like the ignore feature.

I don't think that Aronchis shoves stuff in people's faces. He just has a different take, and that take does provoke. But he sticks with it, so I think that provoking isn't his primary purpose, just a by-product.

OesterPoster
05-06-2008, 12:09 PM
To get back on subject slightly, I don't know if this was mentioned...but saw this in the DDN this morning:

Dragons tales: Todd Frazier, who began the season as the every-day shortstop, played his first game in left field, making two fine catches, one on the warning track. He has also played first and third and has been used as the DH.

The Reds expect him to make the majors with his bat and want to make certain he can play whatever position is available when he gets there.

Chip R
05-06-2008, 12:43 PM
Take your problems with each other private.

Redsland
05-06-2008, 05:24 PM
To address some of the earlier points, the Bats game last night was broadcast locally in Norfolk, so someone could have been watching it while posting here. (And if you were watching it, I think I was the guy you could see in the stands during lefty ABs. As a result, I tried real hard not to pick my nose all night. Much.)

As for the corner defense, neither of those hits were cheapies, IMHO. The ball to third was SMOKED. Kudos to Rosales for knocking it down. The ball that got past Barker looked like one of those balls that's juuust out of reach. It may or may not have been bad positioning, but it certainly wasn't a clank job. So don't cut Homer too much slack. Those hits were hits, IMHO.

dougdirt
05-06-2008, 05:27 PM
To address some of the earlier points, the Bats game last night was broadcast locally in Norfolk, so someone could have been watching it while posting here. (And if you were watching it, I think I was the guy you could see in the stands during lefty ABs. As a result, I tried real hard not to pick my nose all night. Much.)

As for the corner defense, neither of those hits were cheapies, IMHO. The ball to third was SMOKED. Kudos to Rosales for knocking it down. The ball that got past Barker looked like one of those balls that's juuust out of reach. It may or may not have been bad positioning, but it certainly wasn't a clank job. So don't cut Homer too much slack. Those hits were hits, IMHO.

You know better than I, but the radio announcer didn't seem as certain as you and that is what I was going off of.