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Red in Chicago
08-08-2008, 07:55 PM
Astros:
Matsui 2b
Tejada ss
Berkman 1b
Lee lf
Pence rf
Wigginton 3b
Bourne cf
Quintero c
Wolf p

Reds:
Keppinger ss
Votto 1b
Bruce rf
Phillips 2b
Dunn lf
Encarnacion 3b
Patterson cf
Ross c
Cueto p

NC Reds
08-08-2008, 08:09 PM
Bavasi hired and Patterson in center. Does it get any better than this?

mbgrayson
08-08-2008, 08:10 PM
Tonight's home plate ump:

ED HICKOX 9.00 runs/gm, 21 games, 13.4 Ks/gm, 6.4 BBs/gm, 2.1 Ks/BB

mbgrayson
08-08-2008, 08:11 PM
Bavasi hired and Patterson in center. Does it get any better than this?

Yes it does. Dusty in the dugout.....

Gainesville Red
08-08-2008, 08:12 PM
Good start.

WVRedsFan
08-08-2008, 08:12 PM
Ah, rookies. Matsui HR to lead off. Already down 1-0. What happened to the superstar rookie pitcher we once knew?

mbgrayson
08-08-2008, 08:13 PM
Johnny Cueto: Tied for the NL lead in HRs allowed with 25.

CTA513
08-08-2008, 08:14 PM
Another game with the other team scoring first.

KronoRed
08-08-2008, 08:16 PM
We need Bill Bavasi to get down on the field and fire these guys up.

WVRedsFan
08-08-2008, 08:16 PM
2-0 - Another HR.

It's hopeless, guys.

mbgrayson
08-08-2008, 08:17 PM
Johnny Cueto: Your NL leader in HRs allowed with 26.


WE'RE #1 IN SOMETHING!

KronoRed
08-08-2008, 08:17 PM
We need Bill Bavasi to get down on the field and fire these guys up.

Or shoot at them.

jesusfan
08-08-2008, 08:19 PM
Great start... I can't believe I actually had my hopes up this year... I'm starting to think I over value many of the guys on this reds team... Many of them....

Red in Chicago
08-08-2008, 08:19 PM
ok, i just posted the lineups, took a shower, turned on the game and see that they're already down by two runs...i'm glad i rented two video's for tonight...ugh

mbgrayson
08-08-2008, 08:20 PM
HR
K
K
HR
K

Cueto really didn't need any fielders that inning. 26 pitches, 17 strikes.

CTA513
08-08-2008, 08:20 PM
The Reds are down 2-0 early, does that mean the Reds hitters will also start hacking early?

KronoRed
08-08-2008, 08:20 PM
The Reds are down 2-0 early, does that mean the Reds hitters will also start hacking early?

7 of 9 Reds go up their hacking no matter what.

jesusfan
08-08-2008, 08:22 PM
I guess I can watch the olympics... :rolleyes: Bruce with a 12 game hit streak...

mbgrayson
08-08-2008, 08:25 PM
1. Kepp- 1st pitch fly out.
2. Votto- 3rd pitch ground out.
3. Bruce- 3rd pitch single.
4. Phillips-3 pitch strike out.

Total for Wolf in the 1st: 10 pitches. Hacktastic....

WVRedsFan
08-08-2008, 08:26 PM
A wise man once said that baseball was not only played between the lines, but between the ears. That inning proved it.

Falls City Beer
08-08-2008, 08:27 PM
Don't blame me, I voted for picking up Wolf.

Falls City Beer
08-08-2008, 08:32 PM
It's not that the team is losing, it's that the team seems totally out of control. Dusty-bashers, rejoice. He will get canned in the offseason.

jesusfan
08-08-2008, 08:36 PM
Cueto gets out of the bases loaded jam... 2-0 Stros mid 2...

mbgrayson
08-08-2008, 08:38 PM
Cueto at 49 pitches after 2 innings.

CTA513
08-08-2008, 08:38 PM
The bullpen is going to have to eat more innings tonight unless Cueto can have some 10 pitch innings.

GAC
08-08-2008, 08:44 PM
It's not that the team is losing, it's that the team seems totally out of control. Dusty-bashers, rejoice. He will get canned in the offseason.

This organization turns over more employees then WalMart. :p:

mbgrayson
08-08-2008, 08:44 PM
5. Dunn- 6 pitch K swinging.
6. EE- 5 pitch K swinging.
7. Patterson- 5 pitch K swinging.

Wolf at 25 pitches after 2. At least they made him throw 16 that inning. Lol....

CTA513
08-08-2008, 08:44 PM
After 2 innings the Astros are up 2-0

Cueto: 49 pitches
Wolf: 25 pitches

GAC
08-08-2008, 08:46 PM
Ah, rookies. Matsui HR to lead off. Already down 1-0. What happened to the superstar rookie pitcher we once knew?

He's tired. Not unusual for that to happen to a rookie in his first year at the ML level. Remember - he spent the majority of last year at AA, plus played some winter ball before they shut him down.

GAC
08-08-2008, 08:47 PM
Chat is open :beerme:

jesusfan
08-08-2008, 08:51 PM
Cueto with his 6th K... mid 3.. 2-0 Stros...

Kc61
08-08-2008, 08:53 PM
Not that it matters, but I got a couple of memos to the Reds tonight.

Try more righty bats against a lefty pitcher. All these lefty batters against Wolf may not be wise. I assume Bruce is fully set in right field so the only alternative in center is now Patterson. Won't lead to a lot of offense against Wolf.

This umpire doesn't seem to believe in call strikes. So perhaps taking a few pitches may be helpful.

Now back to this fabulous baseball game.

jesusfan
08-08-2008, 08:56 PM
hey, the astros do suck too....

jesusfan
08-08-2008, 08:58 PM
Kepp ties it up at 2 on the gap shot double...

Red in Chicago
08-08-2008, 08:59 PM
finally, kepp comes through with a big double

jesusfan
08-08-2008, 09:01 PM
that's a nice sac.. even if he didn't mean to hit it 7 feet to the right side...

Falls City Beer
08-08-2008, 09:01 PM
That feels like Keppinger's first hit all season.

edabbs44
08-08-2008, 09:01 PM
that's a nice sac.. even if he didn't mean to hit it 7 feet to the right side...

Ummm...whatever you say. ;)

jesusfan
08-08-2008, 09:01 PM
Bruce flies to left... Kepp can't tag on the shallow fly... 2 down

jesusfan
08-08-2008, 09:03 PM
I love you quote EDabbs... that is the truest statement I have came across in awhile... Not sure who you could be directing that to though..... hmmmm

jesusfan
08-08-2008, 09:03 PM
BP absolutely hammers lefties... Nice oppo shot... really nice piece of hitting... 4-2 Reds...

CTA513
08-08-2008, 09:03 PM
4-2 Reds after Phillips hits a 2 run homer.

jesusfan
08-08-2008, 09:04 PM
Even though we don't have any kind of hope.. I still love to see the Reds do well...

jesusfan
08-08-2008, 09:05 PM
that little dance on the olympics is kind of scary... im freaked out!

CTA513
08-08-2008, 09:07 PM
Dunn helps out Wolf by chasing a ball about shoulder high to end the inning.

jesusfan
08-08-2008, 09:10 PM
another hit...

jesusfan
08-08-2008, 09:11 PM
If anyone is interested... The Squealers are playing the Eagles right now...

TeamBoone
08-08-2008, 09:12 PM
Dunn helps out Wolf by chasing a ball about shoulder high to end the inning.

He didn't chase it intentionally... it was a check swing.

jesusfan
08-08-2008, 09:17 PM
Reds catch a break on the ground rule double... Run scores easy if it doesn't bounce over...

jesusfan
08-08-2008, 09:19 PM
2 stranded... Reds lead 4-2... mid 4

CTA513
08-08-2008, 09:38 PM
Patterson with a good catch to end the inning and save Cueto from blowing the lead.

4-3 Reds

mbgrayson
08-08-2008, 09:39 PM
Wonderful catch by C. Patterson jumping against the center field wall to save a couple runs.

Reds up 4-3 after 5. Cueto likely done at 109 pitches.

remdog
08-08-2008, 09:40 PM
Nice catch by Patterson to bail out Cueto and let him finish 5 innings with a 4-3 lead.

Gotta' give credit when it's earned.

Rem

Kc61
08-08-2008, 09:40 PM
Terrific catch by CP in centerfield. That one play lets Cueto end his night with a decent line. Too bad CP's offense isn't up to par.

Falls City Beer
08-08-2008, 09:41 PM
Terrific catch by CP in centerfield. That one play lets Cueto end his night with a decent line. Too bad CP's offense isn't up to par.

A guy with Patterson's D and a good stick would cost some serious coin.

Always Red
08-08-2008, 09:46 PM
CP can go and get it. Which is the only reason he is a major leaguer.

Seriously- he is the best fielder the Reds have had in CF since Mike Cameron left here.

I know, I know, he can't hit a lick...

Kc61
08-08-2008, 09:46 PM
A guy with Patterson's D and a good stick would cost some serious coin.

He'd be Carlos Beltran.

Falls City Beer
08-08-2008, 09:48 PM
He'd be Carlos Beltran.

Shoot, he runs circles around Beltran's D at this stage in their careers. More like career peak Jim Edmonds.

jesusfan
08-08-2008, 09:51 PM
Yeah... but Patterson can't throw 30 feet on a line... that is part of defense isn't it? shew, should've been 2!

jesusfan
08-08-2008, 09:52 PM
what was the back pedal about??

jesusfan
08-08-2008, 09:52 PM
yeah... it looked good Phillips.. to bad you didn't get 2!

jesusfan
08-08-2008, 09:54 PM
Nice job by Masett... reds lead 4-3... mid 6

jesusfan
08-08-2008, 09:57 PM
Phillips just misses his 2nd homer... double off Lee's glove...

jesusfan
08-08-2008, 09:59 PM
That is a horrible call!!!!!!!

jesusfan
08-08-2008, 10:00 PM
Phillips stayed in the baseline... isn't that all that matters... he just went back to the bag...

Red in Chicago
08-08-2008, 10:02 PM
did they call it due to obstruction or that he made contact...it would be nice to get the official ruling...

jesusfan
08-08-2008, 10:05 PM
Patterson stinks again...

NC Reds
08-08-2008, 10:05 PM
Corey hits into a Casey.

Falls City Beer
08-08-2008, 10:14 PM
Three hits tonight for Bourn: it's a conspiracy.

jesusfan
08-08-2008, 10:15 PM
wow... just losers...

CTA513
08-08-2008, 10:15 PM
Thats why you don't give other teams extra outs.

Falls City Beer
08-08-2008, 10:17 PM
First homer for Quintero this season--on Aug. 8.

jesusfan
08-08-2008, 10:20 PM
Ross with a leadoff double...

_Sir_Charles_
08-08-2008, 10:21 PM
First homer for Quintero this season--on Aug. 8.

Actually, his first homerun since 2005. Yes, that read 2000 and FIVE! The number of errors this team has put up is just pitiful.

jesusfan
08-08-2008, 10:23 PM
Cabrera with a bloop to left... 1st and 3rd... you think we'll strand em???

jesusfan
08-08-2008, 10:25 PM
what a catch from Lee to rob Keppinger... However, he still gets the big Sac! 5-5

CTA513
08-08-2008, 10:26 PM
Lee caught that but he couldn't catch that one hit to him earlier that bounced out of his glove and was a much easier catch?

HokieRed
08-08-2008, 10:26 PM
We ought to get at least one.

CTA513
08-08-2008, 10:42 PM
Dunn ends the inning by swinging at a ball in the dirt.

CTA513
08-08-2008, 10:46 PM
The Reds have only got Carlos Lee out once so far this series.

HokieRed
08-08-2008, 10:46 PM
Who would you rather have Dunn or Lee? I'd take Lee.

Patrick Bateman
08-08-2008, 10:56 PM
Who would you rather have Dunn or Lee? I'd take Lee.

I'd take the better player who makes less money...Dunn.

CTA513
08-08-2008, 11:00 PM
Sampson walked Patterson on 4 pitches.

Thats his first walk since March / April

RedFanAlways1966
08-08-2008, 11:01 PM
Sampson walked Patterson on 4 pitches.

Thats his first walk since March / April

Coming into tonight he was averaging a walk about every 29 at-bats.

CTA513
08-08-2008, 11:02 PM
Ross hits into the Reds 4th double play of the night to end the 9th inning.

HokieRed
08-08-2008, 11:03 PM
My list of immediate releases grows by the minute: Patterson, Javy, Ross is an easy addition.

RedFanAlways1966
08-08-2008, 11:04 PM
REDS in extras this year... 6-6 record.

8 of the 12 games have ended in 10 innings (4-4 record).

CTA513
08-08-2008, 11:11 PM
Cordero never has an easy inning.

mbgrayson
08-08-2008, 11:13 PM
Our 'premium' closer gets the first two out, gives up a double to Tejada, a walk to Berkman, and then a double off a diving Patterson's glove.

Reds down 7-5

RedFanAlways1966
08-08-2008, 11:14 PM
Good lord... Cordero gets roughed-up again. 2 run double by Lee off of Patterson's glove on a diving attempt.

CTA513
08-08-2008, 11:14 PM
The Reds continue to not be able to get Lee out and Cordero gives up 2 runs.

7-5 Astros

HokieRed
08-08-2008, 11:14 PM
Cordero, 4 yrs. 46 million. Anybody still wonder why Wayne is gone?

CTA513
08-08-2008, 11:15 PM
Nice job by Cordero.

9-5 Astros

mbgrayson
08-08-2008, 11:15 PM
Then a two run jack to Pence. Reds down 9-5.

RedFanAlways1966
08-08-2008, 11:15 PM
Heavens... Cordero thens give up a 2R blast to Pence. Down 4 runs.

mbgrayson
08-08-2008, 11:22 PM
And this one belongs to the Astros.... Ouch.

CTA513
08-08-2008, 11:22 PM
Cordero has now walked 31 batters in 51.1 innings.

and we though Volquez had a problem walking people.

TeamBoone
08-08-2008, 11:23 PM
Cordero stinks.

Why on earth does/did he have the reputation of being a high calibre closer?

CTA513
08-08-2008, 11:27 PM
Cordero since the All-Star break: 7.1 Innings, 16 Hits, 11 Runs, 8 BB, 8 K (includes tonight)

Kc61
08-08-2008, 11:27 PM
Cordero stinks.

Why on earth does/did he have the reputation of being a high calibre closer?

Great numbers last year. That's why.

Falls City Beer
08-08-2008, 11:28 PM
Now imagine the guy in games that *matter.* People would be jumping off bridges.

alloverjr
08-08-2008, 11:31 PM
Now imagine the guy in games that *matter.* People would be jumping off bridges.

Said games don't occur in Cincinnati, so no worries.

edabbs44
08-08-2008, 11:39 PM
Great numbers last year. That's why.

No one remembered that he lost his job as closer in 2006. Premium closers don't really lose their jobs that often.

Patrick Bateman
08-09-2008, 01:10 AM
Cordero stinks.

Why on earth does/did he have the reputation of being a high calibre closer?

Well, reputation is based on the past. In the past he was an above average closer.

mbgrayson
08-09-2008, 01:58 AM
Cordero stinks.

Why on earth does/did he have the reputation of being a high calibre closer?

I didn't think that he really had that reputation. He lost the closer's job in Texas in 2006 after blowing 9 saves in 15 chances with a 4.81 ERA.

Traded to Milwaukee late in the season in 2006, he improved dramatically, much like Arroyo did when he first moved over. Then in 2007, he had his career year, coincidentally in his walk year. He converted 44 out of 51 save apportunities, and had a 2.98 ERA. But even in 2007 there were warning signs: His ERA in Miller Park was 1.08, and on the road it was 5.40.

I think the league has caught up to him. Tonight won't even count as a blown save, since the game was tied when he came in. Still, he lost this game, and has raised his ERA from the 2.20 level to 3.90 level since the break. Scary.

Matt700wlw
08-09-2008, 02:38 AM
I won 8 dollars playing blackjack at a church festival tonight......I had fun drinking beer with friends, too......too bad MLB can't top that here