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Red in Chicago
07-25-2008, 07:52 PM
Rockies
Taveras cf
Baker 2b
Holliday lf
Hawpe rf
Atkins 1b
Stewart 3b
Iannetta c
Tulowitzki ss
Cook p

Reds
Bruce cf
Keppinger ss
Griffey rf
Phillips 2b
Dunn lf
Encarnacion 3b
Votto 1b
Bako c
Volquez p

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 08:08 PM
Let's move 1 step closer to .500!

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 08:13 PM
that's a quick walk to the MLB stolen base leader... Volquez looks like he has a sweaty palm or something...

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 08:14 PM
Taveras steals 2nd... 43rd steal... shew

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 08:15 PM
good play on the soft liner by Phillips... 1 down

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 08:16 PM
Matt Holliday up...

flyer85
07-25-2008, 08:18 PM
Matt Holliday up...
coors field mirage CW

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 08:19 PM
Holliday with an infield single because Volquez does not cover first... 1st and 3rd... 1 down

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 08:19 PM
coors field mirage CW

huh???

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 08:20 PM
Volq struggling with command... again...

VR
07-25-2008, 08:20 PM
Reds have to be runaway leaders for unforced errors.

When does Ross get out of the doghouse?

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 08:21 PM
inside at 94... Strike 3... 2 down

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 08:22 PM
Holliday steals 2nd.. Bako mishandles it...

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 08:23 PM
Double past Dunn... 2-0 Rocks...

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 08:25 PM
Volquez not fooling too many in the first... Hawpe lines right at Bruce... 2-0 Rocks mid 1...

flyer85
07-25-2008, 08:25 PM
huh???go check the splits ... over his career his OPS is a little over 800 on the road. This year he has a total of 14 RBIs away from Coors. When he leaves coors the SLG goes away.

WVRedsFan
07-25-2008, 08:26 PM
Poor fundamentals and walking the leadoff hitter cost the Reds 2 runs. Sometimes I wonder if they will ever get over that.

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 08:28 PM
Bruce grounds back to Cook... 1 down

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 08:29 PM
go check the splits ... over his career his OPS is a little over 800 on the road. This year he has a total of 14 RBIs away from Coors. When he leaves coors the SLG goes away.

I guess you could say the same thing about many of the reds players since Coors is no longer the hitters park that GAB is...

CTA513
07-25-2008, 08:29 PM
Will Ryan Hanigan get a chance or do we have to continue to watch the current Reds catchers?

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 08:30 PM
1-2-3 inning for Cook... 2-0 Rockies

WVRedsFan
07-25-2008, 08:31 PM
Will Ryan Hanigan get a chance or do we have to continue to watch the current Reds catchers?

Seems like no one wants our three jewels--or anyone else on the roster for that matter, but Bako every night (almost). Shades of Corey Patterson.

NC Reds
07-25-2008, 08:32 PM
Will Ryan Hanigan get a chance or do we have to continue to watch the current Reds catchers?

Castro sold the incriminating naked pictures of Dusty and Castellini to Bako before he was released. ;)

I agree though; it is past time to see what Hanigan can do.

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 08:34 PM
Volq K's Ianetta.. .1 down

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 08:35 PM
I really really want C.C this off-season..

klw
07-25-2008, 08:36 PM
Volq K's Ianetta.. .1 down

Thank you for the play by play.

WVRedsFan
07-25-2008, 08:36 PM
Weathers & Ross to FLA according to C. Trent. Bako is the man!

Marty says that's an ESPN rumor where you throw enough at the wall some of it will stick :).

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 08:37 PM
quick inning for Volquez... 2-0 Rockies mid 2

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 08:37 PM
Thank you for the play by play.

No prob... someone is always here when I need it...

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 08:39 PM
single by Phillips...

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 08:40 PM
When Thom said rumor floating around I was getting excited... then he said Jim Day will be in 80's garb tomorrow for the game.... nice play to get Dunn... 1 down Philips to 2nd...

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 08:44 PM
Edwin singles in Phillips... Encarnacion goes to 2nd... thank you for being aggressive Mark Berry.... 2-1

CrackerJack
07-25-2008, 08:44 PM
EE is smokin!

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 08:44 PM
I sure hope Edwin and Dunner keep carrying us like this...

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 08:44 PM
Votto grounds to 2nd... Edwin to 3rd... 2 down

VR
07-25-2008, 08:46 PM
Poor fundamentals and walking the leadoff hitter cost the Reds 2 runs. Sometimes I wonder if they will ever get over that.

walk the leadoff
good throw gets Tavaras
no throw on Holliday steal
EV sleeping on coverage play
Dunn's ball catchable (I'm not watching, Marty hinted it may have been)


That's 5 potential unforced errors alone in the 1st inning. Just unreal.

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 08:47 PM
Bako touches it and is slow... 2-1 Rockies after 2..

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 08:48 PM
walk the leadoff
good throw gets Tavaras
no throw on Holliday steal
EV sleeping on coverage play
Dunn's ball catchable (I'm not watching, Marty hinted it may have been)


That's 5 potential unforced errors alone in the 1st inning. Just unreal.

no way that ball is caught by Dunn.... Notice I said by Dunn... it would've taken an unreal jump and some speed after that... I know i'm not there, but considering how hard that ball was hit and how quickly it got out there I seriously doubt it was catchable, unless you have Patterson out there... lol

VR
07-25-2008, 08:50 PM
.372 OPS for Bako now over the last two months.

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 08:51 PM
pop to Edwin... 1 down

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 08:52 PM
Bye Bye Hr by Baker... 3-1 Rockies...

Reds/Flyers Fan
07-25-2008, 08:53 PM
What's happened to Edinson Volquez???

Wow

Reds/Flyers Fan
07-25-2008, 08:53 PM
Rockies announcers just said "What a poor pitch in a poor location by Volquez, and Baker made him pay for it."

Falls City Beer
07-25-2008, 08:54 PM
What's happened to Edinson Volquez???

Wow

Control problems--rookie mistakes. It was bound to happen. No one's as good as EdV was the first three months--there had to be a correction.

CTA513
07-25-2008, 08:54 PM
What's happened to Edinson Volquez???

Wow

Bad control.

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 08:54 PM
Holliday singles... Volquez is not the same man... era at 2.66 now

Reds/Flyers Fan
07-25-2008, 08:55 PM
The so-called "Coors Field Mirage" Matt Holliday is 2-2 against our best pitcher.

I just don't understand anyone who wouldn't want Holliday in a Reds uniform

VR
07-25-2008, 08:55 PM
Maybe this will help Dusty realize that EV's success was because of EV. Conversely, EV's struggles are the result of EV, not the CATCHER.

CrackerJack
07-25-2008, 08:56 PM
Wonder what they could get for EV at this point...

Kidding...but you wonder if he's reverting to his Texas form.

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 08:56 PM
Hawpe 2 run jack... 5-1 now

Reds/Flyers Fan
07-25-2008, 08:56 PM
Can we have Josh Hamilton back please?

Falls City Beer
07-25-2008, 08:56 PM
I'd add that Rox have a pretty darn good offense, too.

I'm still predict the demolishing I predicted earlier. No one's been hotter than the Rox of late.

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 08:57 PM
The so-called "Coors Field Mirage" Matt Holliday is 2-2 against our best pitcher.

I just don't understand anyone who wouldn't want Holliday in a Reds uniform

I definitely would.. problem is it would take at least Votto, Bailey, and probably Edwin

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 08:57 PM
2.81 ERA now...

Falls City Beer
07-25-2008, 08:57 PM
I definitely would.. problem is it would take at least Votto, Bailey, and probably Edwin

Okay.

CTA513
07-25-2008, 08:58 PM
Baker might want to pull Volquez early instead of letting him throw 100 pitches.

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 08:58 PM
At least I'm going to get to watch U.S.A vs Canada... I don't know if that's a good thing or now...

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 08:58 PM
Okay.

not saying I would do that...

Reds/Flyers Fan
07-25-2008, 08:58 PM
I definitely would.. problem is it would take at least Votto, Bailey, and probably Edwin

Where do I sign? :cool:

Falls City Beer
07-25-2008, 08:58 PM
not saying I would do that...

But I would.

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 08:59 PM
But I would.

They would have to throw in something...

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 09:00 PM
HBP on a 2-2 pitch...

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 09:00 PM
c'mon Edinson, this game isn't over.. we can chip chip away...

Reds/Flyers Fan
07-25-2008, 09:00 PM
Can you imagine Adam Dunn and Matt Holliday back-to-back in the lineup?

Hello!

CTA513
07-25-2008, 09:01 PM
Already over 60 pitches and its pretty clear Volquez doesn't have it tonight.

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 09:01 PM
Can you imagine Adam Dunn and Matt Holliday back-to-back in the lineup?

Hello!

how about Phillips Bruce Holliday Dunn Edwin back to back to back to back to back... :beerme: oh yeah.. Edwin wouldn't be here...

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 09:02 PM
single by Ianetta..

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 09:02 PM
what in the world was Phillips doing???

flyer85
07-25-2008, 09:04 PM
I'd PH for Volquez in the bottom of the 3rd ... it's not his night

WebScorpion
07-25-2008, 09:04 PM
Sometimes I wonder how long some people have been watching baseball. I have yet to see a pitcher who didn't have a rough patch somewhere in the season...maybe Bob Gibson in '68, but that was so freaky it caused them to lower the mound. Anyway, Edinson Volquez is no exception...he hasn't suddenly turned to crap, he's just having a rough patch. It's amazing that a guy that young went half a season without any glitches. He'll get it back on track...have a little patience. :thumbup:

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 09:05 PM
Tuwolitzki K's... 5-1 ROckies mid 3...

HokieRed
07-25-2008, 09:05 PM
Can you imagine Adam Dunn and Josh Hamilton back-to-back in the lineup?

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 09:05 PM
Sometimes I wonder how long some people have been watching baseball. I have yet to see a pitcher who didn't have a rough patch somewhere in the season...maybe Bob Gibson in '68, but that was so freaky it caused them to lower the mound. Anyway, Edinson Volquez is no exception...he hasn't suddenly turned to crap, he's just having a rough patch. It's amazing that a guy that young went half a season without any glitches. He'll get it back on track...have a little patience. :thumbup:

I agree...

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 09:06 PM
Can you imagine Adam Dunn and Josh Hamilton back-to-back in the lineup?

can you imagine a bad Harang, a bad Arroyo, Cueto, Bailey, and Fogg as our rotation from day 1 this year... lol

CTA513
07-25-2008, 09:06 PM
Can you imagine Adam Dunn and Josh Hamilton back-to-back in the lineup?

Yep and I can imagine the Reds even further under .500 right now without Volquez 1st half performance.

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 09:06 PM
We are going to win this thing... watch and marvel

NJReds
07-25-2008, 09:07 PM
Sometimes I wonder how long some people have been watching baseball. I have yet to see a pitcher who didn't have a rough patch somewhere in the season...maybe Bob Gibson in '68, but that was so freaky it caused them to lower the mound. Anyway, Edinson Volquez is no exception...he hasn't suddenly turned to crap, he's just having a rough patch. It's amazing that a guy that young went half a season without any glitches. He'll get it back on track...have a little patience. :thumbup:

I was going to type something similar, but you summed it up perfectly.

klw
07-25-2008, 09:07 PM
Sometimes I wonder how long some people have been watching baseball. I have yet to see a pitcher who didn't have a rough patch somewhere in the season...maybe Bob Gibson in '68, but that was so freaky it caused them to lower the mound. Anyway, Edinson Volquez is no exception...he hasn't suddenly turned to crap, he's just having a rough patch. It's amazing that a guy that young went half a season without any glitches. He'll get it back on track...have a little patience. :thumbup:

Even Gibson somehow ended up with something like 9 losses that year.

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 09:07 PM
volquez K's... 1 down

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 09:09 PM
Even Gibson somehow ended up with something like 9 losses that year.

yeah.. how do you lose 9 games and have a 1.12 era... I bet the reds could figure it out...

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 09:09 PM
Bruce grounds to 2nd... 1 down

BCubb2003
07-25-2008, 09:10 PM
Sometimes I wonder how long some people have been watching baseball. I have yet to see a pitcher who didn't have a rough patch somewhere in the season...maybe Bob Gibson in '68, but that was so freaky it caused them to lower the mound. Anyway, Edinson Volquez is no exception...he hasn't suddenly turned to crap, he's just having a rough patch. It's amazing that a guy that young went half a season without any glitches. He'll get it back on track...have a little patience. :thumbup:

In 1968 Gibson lost four games in a row.

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 09:11 PM
OMG... what a play... he is something else with the leather...

CrackerJack
07-25-2008, 09:11 PM
Already over 60 pitches and its pretty clear Volquez doesn't have it tonight.

Hasn't had it for a while now.

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 09:12 PM
Nady and Marte traded to the Skankees... rich get richer... would love to have Nady in red...

WVRedsFan
07-25-2008, 09:12 PM
Brantley says his mechanics are off, causing the wildness, but if the Reds had been playing attention behind him, we might still be in a 3-1 game.

He'll be OK.

GAC
07-25-2008, 09:13 PM
Sometimes I wonder how long some people have been watching baseball. I have yet to see a pitcher who didn't have a rough patch somewhere in the season...maybe Bob Gibson in '68, but that was so freaky it caused them to lower the mound. Anyway, Edinson Volquez is no exception...he hasn't suddenly turned to crap, he's just having a rough patch. It's amazing that a guy that young went half a season without any glitches. He'll get it back on track...have a little patience. :thumbup:

Exactly.

We've put a young pitcher on a pedestal he is not allowed to fall off of.

How long till we see a thread on how we got screwed on the Hamilton trade? ;)

CrackerJack
07-25-2008, 09:14 PM
Let's not act like Volquez is an established ML pitcher who is just "going through a rough stretch." While that's possible and no one is freaking out, it's also just as possible he'll never be a consistent starter...but no reason yet to think that's the case...stuff is too good. But based on his history with the Rangers, this worries me.

klw
07-25-2008, 09:15 PM
yeah.. how do you lose 9 games and have a 1.12 era... I bet the reds could figure it out...

lack of scrappiness and unprofessional at bats leading to logged bases and situational double switches.

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 09:16 PM
another infield single...

OnBaseMachine
07-25-2008, 09:16 PM
Seriously folks, did you really expect a young kid like Volquez to not go through a rough patch at some point? Geez.

Falls City Beer
07-25-2008, 09:18 PM
Gotta retire the guy in this lineup with a .597 OPS.

WVRedsFan
07-25-2008, 09:18 PM
lack of scrappiness and unprofessional at bats leading to logged bases and situational double switches.


...and playing the game the right way. OOOwww, did I say that?

CTA513
07-25-2008, 09:18 PM
It looks like Volquez is in for his 100 pitches.

BCubb2003
07-25-2008, 09:18 PM
In four straight losses, Gibson only gave up only nine runs and had three complete games.

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 09:20 PM
Bob Purkey is the answer to the aflac question... 23-5 in 1962...

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 09:22 PM
Coffey getting lose.. I mean loose... double steal...

flyer85
07-25-2008, 09:22 PM
Baker is a complete idiot ...if he doesn't ruin a couple of arms it will only be dumb luck

CTA513
07-25-2008, 09:23 PM
Already 5 stolen bases for the Rockies in only 4 innings.

CrackerJack
07-25-2008, 09:25 PM
Seriously folks, did you really expect a young kid like Volquez to not go through a rough patch at some point? Geez.

I hope that's all it is. We're going on 5 bad starts out of 6, and 4 of those he couldn't go for more than 5 innings.

I realize there's no reason to worry much for another few starts at this point.

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 09:25 PM
Volquez K's Holliday... nice.. c'mon 1 more

OnBaseMachine
07-25-2008, 09:25 PM
Bako is an embarrassment behind the plate

Falls City Beer
07-25-2008, 09:26 PM
Honestly, I'd "DL" Volquez for a "blister" or something--give his arm a break, clear his head. This team's going nowhere.

OnBaseMachine
07-25-2008, 09:26 PM
I hope that's all it is. We're going on 5 bad starts out of 6, and 4 of those he couldn't go for more than 5 innings.

I realize there's no reason to worry much for another few starts at this point.

3 runs in six innings is bad? and the start against Pittsburgh was on awful umpiring, not bad pitching.

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 09:27 PM
FO to Bruce... 5-1 mid 4...

WebScorpion
07-25-2008, 09:28 PM
Even Gibson somehow ended up with something like 9 losses that year. Of course, that didn't diminish his 13 complete game shutouts... :eek: As I recall they didn't have much offense that year...I'm not sure any team had much offense that year, which I guess is the real reason they lowered the mound. It was scary to watch that dude pitch...he always looked like he was gonna come right off the mound and tackle the hitter if he managed to put wood on the ball. Here's something really weird: Gibson's OBP as a hitter that year=.233; His opponents collective OBP when facing him=.233. He could almost have beaten them himself! :eek:

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 09:29 PM
nice start... Griffey with a broken bat roller... 1 down

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 09:31 PM
BP reaches on a slow roller...

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 09:31 PM
c'mon Dunner... jack one!

flyer85
07-25-2008, 09:31 PM
it is the time oy year some of the younger guys need extra care ... instead we have a manager that already said he is going to ride this horse until it drops (or becomes mathematically impossible)

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 09:34 PM
nice catch by Holliday... 2 down double taken away...

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 09:36 PM
FC for the 3rd out... after 4... 5-1 Rockies

VR
07-25-2008, 09:37 PM
50 pitches through 4
99 pitches through 4

Falls City Beer
07-25-2008, 09:38 PM
Slop-throwing righty. Death to this offense.

_Sir_Charles_
07-25-2008, 09:38 PM
Honestly, I'd "DL" Volquez for a "blister" or something--give his arm a break, clear his head. This team's going nowhere.

Here's an important question IMO. If the Reds are out of contention...say, in a month or so...will they have the cajones to shut down Volquez & Cueto for the year? Those 2 have thrown a ton of pitches this year (including winter ball & ST). They've never come anywhere close to these sort of innings before.

Or heck, even if we're NOT out of contention. This is our future we're talking about.

Falls City Beer
07-25-2008, 09:39 PM
Here's an important question IMO. If the Reds are out of contention...say, in a month or so...will they have the cajones to shut down Volquez & Cueto for the year? Those 2 have thrown a ton of pitches this year (including winter ball & ST). They've never come anywhere close to these sort of innings before.

Or heck, even if we're NOT out of contention. This is our future we're talking about.

Maybe not total shutdown. Don't think that's necessary, but seriously limit their innings.

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 09:39 PM
FO to Bruce to start the 5th.. 1 down

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 09:41 PM
What about the fact that if we're in it next season and need Cueto and Volquez in October and they are not used to throwing that many innings because we shut them down early this season... that is another way of looking at it...

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 09:45 PM
FO to Bruce... mid 5... 5-1 Rockies

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 09:47 PM
Votto lines right at Holliday... 1 down

flyer85
07-25-2008, 09:48 PM
Reds have made a lot of hard outs

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 09:49 PM
Bako singles...

WebScorpion
07-25-2008, 09:50 PM
IMO Cueto should be shut down because he's much younger. Volquez is about at the age where he needs to stop being coddled (tm - princeton) and get ridden a little bit. I'm not advocating running him into the ground, but he should be perfectly capable of pitching 200 innings this season.

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 09:50 PM
Andy Phillips will pinch-hit

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 09:50 PM
A. Phillips K's... 2 down

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 09:51 PM
Bruce lines to short... after 5... 5-1 Rocks

Reds/Flyers Fan
07-25-2008, 09:51 PM
rockies announcer just said "Cincinnati doesn't have many guys coming of their bench that you have a lot of fear of."

Yea, no kidding

VR
07-25-2008, 09:52 PM
Bako rips his 18th hit in his last 140 at bats.

Kc61
07-25-2008, 09:53 PM
Rockies make every play on defense.

WebScorpion
07-25-2008, 09:55 PM
rockies announcer just said "Cincinnati doesn't have many guys coming of their bench that you have a lot of fear of."

Yea, no kidding
I don't know about that. One of my greatest fears is usually that Corey PAtterson will come off the bench and stay in the game. :p:

jesusfan
07-25-2008, 09:56 PM
Taveras another hit... will he steal 2nd?? of course...

WebScorpion
07-25-2008, 09:59 PM
Taveras another hit... will he steal 2nd?? of course...

No. GIDP! :thumbup:

NC Reds
07-25-2008, 10:00 PM
Cook has been very fortunate tonight. Lots of line drives.

Bob Borkowski
07-25-2008, 10:01 PM
I don't know about that. One of my greatest fears is usually that Corey PAtterson will come off the bench and stay in the game. :p:

:laugh::laugh:

WebScorpion
07-25-2008, 10:01 PM
Cook has been very fortunate tonight. Lots of line drives.
Yea, somebody tell Kepp to take some pitches. First pitch lines out...1 out.:(

NC Reds
07-25-2008, 10:01 PM
KGJ shows off his wheels. :)

WebScorpion
07-25-2008, 10:03 PM
Junior triples and locks up my Gameday software. :eek: They couldn't believe it either I guess. One out and a man on third for BPhil.

_Sir_Charles_
07-25-2008, 10:04 PM
Phillips HBP...some debate about whether it hit him though.

WebScorpion
07-25-2008, 10:05 PM
Phillips HBP. Men on the corners w/one out for Dunner!:thumbup:

OnBaseMachine
07-25-2008, 10:09 PM
Phillips HBP. Men on the corners w/one out for Dunner!:thumbup:

and they failed to score, not that should surprise anyone. I can't stand this offense.

WebScorpion
07-25-2008, 10:09 PM
DANG! Dunn pops out to the first baseman and EE makes the third out. After 6 complete it's Rocks 5 - Reds 1

GAC
07-25-2008, 10:09 PM
This has been so typical of the "heart" of this batting order - we get a guy on 3rd (scoring position) w/ one out and they can't even get that one run in. Geez!

Falls City Beer
07-25-2008, 10:09 PM
This game is unraveling *exactly* as I predicted. Maybe the Reds shouldn't trade Arroyo to an NL team--they'd have to face another slop-throwing righty.

Bob Borkowski
07-25-2008, 10:09 PM
5-1 end of 6.

Razor Shines
07-25-2008, 10:13 PM
and they failed to score, not that should surprise anyone. I can't stand this offense.

But in the Scrappy-ness Index Dunn actually gets a +1 for that AB. While he didn't drive the run in, he did hit the ball to the left side and he cursed loudly while throwing his bat in an angry manner. So, there's that.

Bob Borkowski
07-25-2008, 10:20 PM
5-1 going to the bottom of the 7th. This could be the inning. :D

Falls City Beer
07-25-2008, 10:22 PM
I'm thinking Votto could use a day or nine off.

Not worried about Volquez; am worried about Votto and Bruce.

WebScorpion
07-25-2008, 10:29 PM
After 7 complete the score remains Rocks 5 - Reds 1. Cook has thrown 88 pitches so far...the Reds seem to have given up on working the count to their advantage. Bill Bray on to pitch the 8th.

Falls City Beer
07-25-2008, 10:33 PM
Bill Bray in to drive the final nail in the coffin.

WebScorpion
07-25-2008, 10:35 PM
Everyone, including th epitcher gets a hit off Bray this inning. Rocks 6-1, men on 2nd and 3rd w/one out for Baker...

not a bad recovery though.
He strikes out Baker, intentionally walks Holliday to load them up and strikes out Hawpe on three consecutive swinging strikes after a first pitch ball.

After 8 and a half, it's Rocks 6 - Reds 1

VR
07-25-2008, 10:56 PM
Hopefully Reds brass can take a bit of note with what a superior defense can do for you.

VR
07-25-2008, 10:59 PM
Good for Bako. He's your starter the rest of the year now.

oneupper
07-25-2008, 11:00 PM
Hopefully Reds brass can take a bit of note with what a superior defense can do for you.

Third Place in the NL West?

Bob Borkowski
07-25-2008, 11:05 PM
Final: Rockies win 7-2

flyer85
07-25-2008, 11:13 PM
I'm thinking Votto could use a day or nine off.

Not worried about Volquez; am worried about Votto and Bruce.Bruce getting a taste of how tough the transition to the majors can be once they find your weakness. A huge drop from his AAA numbers and he has no business batting leadoff.

The Reds have a lineup of hackers and it is going to be a huge problem moving forward if there 2 most patient hitters are gone.

WVRedsFan
07-26-2008, 01:11 AM
Sad to say, but I'm glad I fell asleep after Junior hit the triple and Brandon was awarded first and Dunn and Ecarnacion failed to even get a run in. This team is the most boring team to watch at times. Like flyer85 says, this is a team of hackers and minus our corner outfielders (even though Junior is nearing 40), this team will be worse than bad offensively. Bruce and Votto are showing how difficult it is to hit in the majors and the guy who everyone says will hit no matter what is having a rough time.

The Reds had better think long and hard about letting Dunn go. And they sure as heck better not trade Arroyo. Just sayin'

Matt700wlw
07-26-2008, 03:11 AM
Glad I missed this disaster...

corkedbat
07-26-2008, 11:32 PM
At least we're still in the WildCard hunt