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Matt700wlw
05-15-2008, 05:45 PM
Fri vs Cle: RHP Johnny Cueto (2-4, 5.91) vs LHP Jeremy Sowers (0-0, 5.06) wlw/fsn ohio, 7:10et

Sat vs Cle: RHP Aaron Harang (2-5, 3.32) vs RHP Fausto Carmona (4-1, 2.40) wlw/FOX, 3:55et

Sun vs Cle: RHP Edinson Volquez (6-1, 1.12) vs LHP Cliff Lee (6-0, 0.67) wlw/fsn ohio, 1:15et

Mon at LAD: RHP Bronson Arroyo (2-4, 6.08) vs TBA wlw/fsn ohio, 10:10et

Tue at LAD: RHP Matt Belisle vs TBA wlw/fsn ohio, 10:10et

Wed at LAD: RHP Johnny Cueto vs TBA wlw/fsn ohio, 10:10et

MrCinatit
05-15-2008, 05:49 PM
That Sunday game could turn into a heck of a pitcher's duel.
That said, it will probably turn into an 11-10 slugfest.

Mario-Rijo
05-15-2008, 05:58 PM
That Sunday game could turn into a heck of a pitcher's duel.
That said, it will probably turn into an 11-10 slugfest.

Agreed I bet ESPN wished they could get their hands on that one.

OnBaseMachine
05-15-2008, 06:04 PM
Nice. I still get to see Harang on Saturday and Volquez on Sunday. This will be the first time I've seen Volquez pitch live.

BCubb2003
05-15-2008, 06:27 PM
So the Reds "sweep" a first place team?

dougdirt
05-15-2008, 06:49 PM
Nice. I still get to see Harang on Saturday and Volquez on Sunday. This will be the first time I've seen Volquez pitch live.

Its a treat. You will enjoy it.

gm
05-15-2008, 06:58 PM
from C Trent's blog (well "Lot D dah")


Thursday's game was postponed, so the Marlins arrive in Cincinnati winners of seven consecutive games and leave losers of three straight.

Matt Belisle will be skipped in the rotation, pitching the 20th in Los Angeles and 25th in San Diego

No makeup date has been announced, but Aug. 18 seems to be the most reasonable date.

The teams have common off days on June 23, Aug. 18 and Aug. 25, as well as Sept. 15 and 22. None of those dates are ideal for the Marlins.

June 23 would come at the tail end of a Tampa, Seattle, Oakland roadtrip, Aug. 18 is the day before a San Francisco, Arizona, Atlanta trip, with the 25th between Arizona and Atlanta.

The Reds are between New York and Toronto on June 23 and Colorado and Houston on Aug. 24, making Aug. 18 the most likely date.

The Players' Association would have to approve any makeup date.

When the clubhouse opened, Kent Mercker said he didn't expect the teams to play.

"I knew we were in trouble when I saw Noah this morning and he was buying some boards and nails," Mercker said. "And then I noticed my dogs were gone."

Javier Valentin, who was scheduled to start on Thursday for the first time since April 16, shouted, "Same lineup tomorrow!"

http://www.thelotd.com/ctrent/blog

*BaseClogger*
05-15-2008, 07:09 PM
Agreed I bet ESPN wished they could get their hands on that one.

Nah, ESPN would rather carry Maine v. Wang... :rolleyes:

guttle11
05-15-2008, 08:10 PM
This is good. We get to throw our best pitchers against a pretty scary offense. Keeping Belisle in the spot he's in and pitching in both those parks out west could help him actually.

PuffyPig
05-15-2008, 08:41 PM
This is good. We get to throw our best pitchers against a pretty scary offense. Keeping Belisle in the spot he's in and pitching in both those parks out west could help him actually.

This year, Cleveland is one of the majors worst offenses. Their OPS of .678 is only above the Nationals and the Pads.

MasonBuzz3
05-15-2008, 11:01 PM
This year, Cleveland is one of the majors worst offenses. Their OPS of .678 is only above the Nationals and the Pads.

Sizemore is the only Indian really swinging the bat well this year. That scary 3-4 combo of Victor Martinez and Travis Hafner has really changed in the past year. Martinez has turned into a singles hitter and Hafner is a shell of his old self this year. Two out of three should be obtainable for the Redlegs. If Cueto can keep the ball down on Friday I wouldn't be shocked by a sweep. That being said, their starting pitching has been sick this year. Very good pitching match-ups

SirFelixCat
05-16-2008, 08:05 AM
Well since the gf and I are hitting all 3 Dodger games next week, I was really hoping we'd miss Belisle, but since Arroyo has been pitching well, seeing him won't be so bad. And we see Cueto too. Not all together bad. Looking forward to the series, even if Cincy is historically bad on the left coast.

Chip R
05-16-2008, 09:01 AM
Javier Valentin, who was scheduled to start on Thursday for the first time since April 16, shouted, "Same lineup tomorrow!"


Dear God, no.

BRM
05-16-2008, 09:26 AM
The Reds lineup needs more Javy. Plug him in every game this weekend. It shouldn't be hard finding a spot given his versatility.

KronoRed
05-16-2008, 09:34 AM
Dear God, no.

It's great that even Valentin knows how insane that lineup is.

Far East
05-16-2008, 04:12 PM
The Indians have recalled southpaw Jeremy Sowers to start Friday against the Reds. Perhaps Valentin will play 1B; what are his splits as a RH batter?

(AP) "Left-hander Jeremy Sowers was recalled by the Cleveland Indians to start Friday night's game in Cincinnati against the Reds. This is Sowers' second stint with the Indians. He made a spot start April 26 against the New York Yankees, pitching 5 1-3 innings in a no-decision. Sowers went 2-2 with a 2.21 ERA in seven starts for the Bisons."

*BaseClogger*
05-16-2008, 04:14 PM
The Indians have recalled southpaw Jeremy Sowers to start Friday against the Reds. Perhaps Valentin will play 1B; what are his splits as a RH batter?

not good:

vL: .219/.293/.291

vR: .257/.310/.420

Far East
05-16-2008, 04:21 PM
Possible maximum number of RH position players against Sowers:

1B.VALENTIN
2B.PHILLIPS
SS.JANISH
3B.ENCARNACION
OF.HAIRSTON
OF.FREEL
OF.?
C.ROSS

Because Votto has been doing well against southpaws, he probably gets the start at 1B. I don't think they'd stick Joey in LF just to get Javy some PT, would they?.

OnBaseMachine
05-16-2008, 04:22 PM
Votto is in the lineup tonight.

REDREAD
05-16-2008, 05:04 PM
This year, Cleveland is one of the majors worst offenses. Their OPS of .678 is only above the Nationals and the Pads.

But like Dunn, they will break out of it eventually. Too much talent not to.
I just hope the Reds don't provide the catalyst for the offensive breakout (like they did with the first LA series, when LA was struggling to score runs and then exploded on us).

REDREAD
05-16-2008, 05:06 PM
The Indians have recalled southpaw Jeremy Sowers to start Friday against the Reds.

Looks like they are following the strategy of calling up every able bodied lefthander when the Reds come to town. Hopefully it backfires..