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mbgrayson
08-10-2008, 01:45 PM
Houston Astros
1 K. Matsui 2B
2 D. Erstad LF
3 M. Tejada SS
4 L. Berkman 1B
5 G. Blum 3B
6 H. Pence RF
7 M. Bourn CF
8 H. Quintero C
9 W. Rodriguez P


Cincinnati Reds
1 J. Cabrera RF
2 J. Keppinger SS
3 J. Bruce CF
4 B. Phillips 2B
5 A. Dunn LF
6 E. Encarnacion 3B
7 A. Phillips 1B
8 R. Hanigan C
9 A. Harang P

jesusfan
08-10-2008, 02:09 PM
Cabrera RF
Keppinger SS
Bruce CF
B Phillips 2nd
Dunn LF
Encarnacion 3rd
A Phillips 1st
Hanigan C
Harang

Matt700wlw
08-10-2008, 02:19 PM
So far, it's not looking like the DL stint has done much for Harang.

It's promply 1-0 Astros.

Ltlabner
08-10-2008, 02:20 PM
I was at the game last night. I was shocked at the size of Miguel Tejada. For a short-stop the dude is huge.

The pitch MT hit was a good one...Tejada was just better.

Ron Madden
08-10-2008, 02:23 PM
Reds pitchers throw a ton of pitches in the first inning.

Ltlabner
08-10-2008, 02:24 PM
Reds pitchers throw a ton of pitches in the first inning.

And it doesn't help that the Reds offense takes as few pitches as is possible from the opposing pitcher.

Ron Madden
08-10-2008, 02:25 PM
And it doesn't help that the Reds offense takes as few pitches as is possible from the opposing pitcher.


agreed.

guttle11
08-10-2008, 02:25 PM
Hanigan caught the ball and made a tag. Upgrade!

Ltlabner
08-10-2008, 02:26 PM
Did I just hear Welch say the Reds considered giving Harang another rehab start in Louisville instead of calling him up for todays game?

I mean, if you have your doubts, why wouldn't you take it easy on the lynchpin of your pithcing staff and a guy who's arm is worth millions?

Nah...must.win.now.

Matt700wlw
08-10-2008, 02:27 PM
5-0.

Go out and play folks...don't do this to yourself.

Highlifeman21
08-10-2008, 02:27 PM
Cabrera RF
Keppinger SS
Bruce CF
B Phillips 2nd
Dunn LF
Encarnacion 3rd
A Phillips 1st
Hanigan C
Harang

That's one of the more craptastic lineups of the year....

At least Valentin isn't playing, then it would easily be the most craptastic lineup of the year.

Ltlabner
08-10-2008, 02:27 PM
Michael Borne? Really?

Dude makes Patterson look like Babe Ruth and we just gave up a 3 run homer.

:rolleyes:

WVRedsFan
08-10-2008, 02:28 PM
Harang still a mess. 5-0 Astronomicals and still batting.

That great pitching staff just went to crap in a hurry. What in the world...

dougdirt
08-10-2008, 02:28 PM
Man, we are awesome.

Ltlabner
08-10-2008, 02:31 PM
Wow...awesome fake bunt there.

Serriously, why rush Harrang. Dude is a super tallented arm....why push it if he isn't ready?

edabbs44
08-10-2008, 02:36 PM
Wow...awesome fake bunt there.

Serriously, why rush Harrang. Dude is a super tallented arm....why push it if he isn't ready?

I think Harang is a gamer and he would give the same effort whether it is in Cincy or Billings.

KittyDuran
08-10-2008, 02:37 PM
5-0.

Go out and play folks...don't do this to yourself.Too late for me...I'm already at the game ... :(

flyer85
08-10-2008, 02:38 PM
Harng getting killed on his slider

Matt700wlw
08-10-2008, 02:39 PM
Too late for me...I'm already at the game ... :(

...At least you're out :)

Ltlabner
08-10-2008, 02:43 PM
I think Harang is a gamer and he would give the same effort whether it is in Cincy or Billings.

True.

Then again, he'd be facing batters that wouldn't require as much effort to retire. Give him more time to shake off the rust, get his timing back, etc without having to give max effort.

nate
08-10-2008, 02:44 PM
Reds Fans Anonymous...I mean, chat is open

Matt700wlw
08-10-2008, 02:52 PM
...And of course, Berkman's HR slump is now over.

Matt700wlw
08-10-2008, 02:52 PM
Back to back dongs....

8-0

edabbs44
08-10-2008, 02:52 PM
True.

Then again, he'd be facing batters that wouldn't require as much effort to retire. Give him more time to shake off the rust, get his timing back, etc without having to give max effort.

I can agree with that. Whether or not there is a material difference would be hard to quantify.

Chip R
08-10-2008, 02:55 PM
Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.

lollipopcurve
08-10-2008, 02:57 PM
Harang's slider is gone. And he's rolling up the slow curve on a platter. Fastball has topped out at 92.

Sure glad they decided against more rehab....

BCubb2003
08-10-2008, 03:01 PM
Another rehab start would not have done much harm to Louisville's nine-game lead in the standings.

Kc61
08-10-2008, 03:09 PM
Another rehab start would not have done much harm to Louisville's nine-game lead in the standings.

With Harang pitching today, Volquez got two extra days rest. Keep the veterans in the rotation now, cut back on the work for Cueto and Volquez. That's the right way to go.

Harang has to pitch someplace. This is like another spring training for him, let hime pitch some innings with the Reds. I expect that after two or three starts he'll be better. Don't know if he'll be the Harang of old, hopefully he'll be fully back next year.

KittyDuran
08-10-2008, 03:17 PM
Someone is warming up in the BP... #46?

Matt700wlw
08-10-2008, 03:33 PM
The Reds are getting no hit by Wandy Rodriguez...a guy, who on the road, hasn't fared very well.

MrCinatit
08-10-2008, 03:34 PM
Didn't this team completely destroy Rodriguez last year?

Matt700wlw
08-10-2008, 03:34 PM
It worked :)

:ede:

:jump:

lollipopcurve
08-10-2008, 03:44 PM
I'm a Keppinger fan, but he covers very little ground at SS. That ball Quintero hit up the middle is almost a routine out, and Kepp didn't touch it.

Matt700wlw
08-10-2008, 03:50 PM
:jump:

Holbert Cabrera dings one...

Matt700wlw
08-10-2008, 03:52 PM
Former Red, and Hamilton native, Ricky Stone has a brain tumor. He is scheduled to have surgery soon...apparantely he was at the ballgame the other day, and while leaving, had a seizure...and that was the culprit.

Just heard on the broadcast.


Thoughts and prayers of course...

Doc. Scott
08-10-2008, 04:02 PM
Nice inning by Affeldt. He finishes it by getting Lance Berkman swinging.

That said, we should have dealt the guy at the deadline.

Tom Servo
08-10-2008, 04:02 PM
I can't even watch these games anymore. I flip them on day after day and the Reds are down by multiple runs.



Best of luck to Ricky Stone.

CTA513
08-10-2008, 04:30 PM
Majewski can't put hitters away after getting 2 strikes on them.

Matt700wlw
08-10-2008, 04:33 PM
This is a train wreck

Gainesville Red
08-10-2008, 04:36 PM
Man, these guys are awful today. I guess they're awful a lot of days. But today, they're really awful.

Nothing constructive to add. Just an awful update.

KronoRed
08-10-2008, 04:36 PM
My cousin the padres fan made fun of me.

Harsh.

Tony Cloninger
08-10-2008, 04:36 PM
Cue up the Banana Splits theme music.

Walt said we are close.....thanks Mike Brown the 2nd......close to being a 100 loss team..yes, I agree.

CTA513
08-10-2008, 04:38 PM
Majewski: 1/3 of an Inning, 5 Hits, 5 Runs, 0 BB, 0 K

MrCinatit
08-10-2008, 04:41 PM
One of the commercial breaks shown just now is of a local gun shop.
Is it really wise to show Reds fans where firearms can be obtained right now?

Matt700wlw
08-10-2008, 04:45 PM
Bruce's hitting streak ends at 13

CTA513
08-10-2008, 04:51 PM
Can Cordero keep the score at 13-2 Astros?

Maybe he can finally have a 1-2-3 inning?

CTA513
08-10-2008, 04:55 PM
1-2-3 inning for Cordero.

Matt700wlw
08-10-2008, 05:04 PM
Hanigan's first big league HR...

:jump:

Matt700wlw
08-10-2008, 05:05 PM
Now Patterson up to end the butt whoopin'

mth123
08-10-2008, 05:05 PM
Hanigan's first big league HR...

:jump:

Nice to see some life. He looked good blocking the plate earlier. Not the torreador act that we saw from Ross so often.

_Sir_Charles_
08-10-2008, 05:05 PM
I am so happy to see Ryan up here finally. Shame to see Ross go, but one of the 3 had to go. Hopefully we'll see another of the 2 hit the streets.

traderumor
08-10-2008, 07:17 PM
If you learn nothing else from today, take this as a reminder why guys putting up numbers in AAA are basically telling you nothing, especially if they are old. Harang was mowing 'em down in his rehab stint at L'ville, then gets lit up by the Astros.

Anything short of an offseason roster overhaul, with at least one multiplayer, blockbuster mouth dropping type deal will be a disappointment. Phillips, EE, Harang, Arroyo, Cordero...

Degenerate39
08-10-2008, 07:32 PM
Is Harang damaged goods? Thanks to Narron and Mack and Dusty?

edabbs44
08-10-2008, 09:11 PM
Is Harang damaged goods? Thanks to Narron and Mack and Dusty?

Joba and Liriano had great "rules" put in place when they originally got the call. Sometimes it is just the luck of the draw.

BuckeyeRedleg
08-11-2008, 08:03 PM
Thanks for the memories, Big Donkey.

Good luck.