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Red in Chicago
08-14-2008, 06:55 PM
Cincinnati
C. Dickerson lf
J. Keppinger ss
J. Bruce rf
B. Phillips 2b
J. Valentin 1b
E. Encarnacion 3b
C. Patterson cf
P. Bako c
J. Cueto p

Pittsburgh
F. Sanchez 2b
J. Wilson ss
N. McLouth cf
A. LaRoche 1b
A. LaRoche 3b
B. Moss lf
S. Pearce rf
R. Chavez c
I. Snell p

Tom Servo
08-14-2008, 07:58 PM
Javier Valentin - Everyday 1st baseman

WVRedsFan
08-14-2008, 08:00 PM
Javier Valentin - Everyday 1st baseman

I just lost the hot dog I had just eaten. Disfunctional? Not us.

oneupper
08-14-2008, 08:02 PM
How about the Pirates' lineup: LaRoches back to back.

nate
08-14-2008, 08:04 PM
Chat is open!

OnBaseMachine
08-14-2008, 08:06 PM
Dickerson flies out but made Snell throw seven pitches.

OnBaseMachine
08-14-2008, 08:14 PM
With a nasty slider and changeup, why in the hell is Bako constantly calling for two strike fastballs? Geez. Dude calls a terrible game. Freddy Sanchez will chase anything, so why call for a two strike fastball? I can't wait until Bako is no longer a Red.

OnBaseMachine
08-14-2008, 08:16 PM
Cueto has struggled mightily in the first inning lately and it appears that will stay the same tonight.

WVRedsFan
08-14-2008, 08:16 PM
It's going to be a long night. Cueto allows back to back hits.

Red in Chicago
08-14-2008, 08:16 PM
Cueto already in trouble...is this year's first inning, last year's eighth inning?

WVRedsFan
08-14-2008, 08:23 PM
1-0 Pirates. Three hits in the first inning, but the two strikeouts are worth more, right? :)

WVRedsFan
08-14-2008, 08:24 PM
Pirates announcers saying that Cueto is mad because he made a good pitch to LaRouche and he still hit it.

OnBaseMachine
08-14-2008, 08:24 PM
It looked as if Cueto was going to escape as he got two K's and had an 0-2 count on LaRoche before he singled on 2-2 after Cueto threw five straight sliders.

WVRedsFan
08-14-2008, 08:26 PM
Now a walk. And a 30 pitch first inning. Uh Oh.

OnBaseMachine
08-14-2008, 08:26 PM
This is the fourth straight start in which Cueto has struggled badly in the first inning and thrown a bunch of pitches. In the other three he settled down and pitched well after that.

WVRedsFan
08-14-2008, 08:29 PM
This is the fourth straight start in which Cueto has struggled badly in the first inning and thrown a bunch of pitches. In the other three he settled down and pitched well after that.

*fingers crossed*

jesusfan
08-14-2008, 08:29 PM
Javier with a HR! 1-1

WVRedsFan
08-14-2008, 08:29 PM
Valentin loves the Buccos. HR gets us even.

OnBaseMachine
08-14-2008, 08:29 PM
I can't get over all the fastballs that were thrown to Sanchez on 2-2. Dude will chase a slider down and away nearly every time, so Bako calls for a fastball and he starts the rally with a single.

jesusfan
08-14-2008, 08:31 PM
What in the world is Welsh talking about... Edwin not going to get to play next year if he doesn't pick it up???

Falls City Beer
08-14-2008, 08:31 PM
What in the world is Welsh talking about... Edwin not going to get to play next year if he doesn't pick it up???

I'm not opposed to a trade.

WVRedsFan
08-14-2008, 08:32 PM
I can't get over all the fastballs that were thrown to Sanchez on 2-2. Dude will chase a slider down and away nearly every time, so Bako calls for a fastball and he starts the rally with a single.

Poor scounting or just ignorance. I don't know which.

jesusfan
08-14-2008, 08:33 PM
Bako singles to left...

WVRedsFan
08-14-2008, 08:34 PM
What in the world is Welsh talking about... Edwin not going to get to play next year if he doesn't pick it up???

Many think Edwin will not be on the team next year. In fact, a lot of things Welsh says are based on what he's heard around the stadium.

Matt700wlw
08-14-2008, 08:34 PM
Patterson's hot streak continues...the ball leaves the infield yet again

Ltlabner
08-14-2008, 08:34 PM
Poor scounting or just ignorance. I don't know which.

Yes

WVRedsFan
08-14-2008, 08:35 PM
Yes

:)

jesusfan
08-14-2008, 08:35 PM
I'm not opposed to a trade.

Me neither... But Keppinger has been struggling badly... I would try to package Edwin with Bailey and see what that could fetch... However, if the response isn't good you can keep Edwin and slot him in the 6 or 7 spot... He will produce about .255-.265 25 HR 75 RBI..

OnBaseMachine
08-14-2008, 08:42 PM
Cueto bounces back with a strong second inning. Chavez flied out on three pitches, Snell struckout on a nasty 1-2 slider, and Sanchez grounded out weakly on a slider.

reds44
08-14-2008, 08:44 PM
What in the world is Welsh talking about... Edwin not going to get to play next year if he doesn't pick it up???
He'll finish the year hitting around .270 with 30 homers.

He's hitting .167 in August. He is the definition of a streak hitter.

Ltlabner
08-14-2008, 08:45 PM
George and Jim Day rapping about REO Speedwagon on FSN. Wild stuff man.

OnBaseMachine
08-14-2008, 08:46 PM
Dickerson doubles to right center to begin the 3rd inning.

jesusfan
08-14-2008, 08:46 PM
He'll finish the year hitting around .270 with 30 homers.

He's hitting .167 in August. He is the definition of a streak hitter.

The Reds are the definition of a streak team... Mostly streaking down...

Dickerson with a double... I like this guy...

Falls City Beer
08-14-2008, 08:46 PM
He'll finish the year hitting around .270 with 30 homers.

He's hitting .167 in August. He is the definition of a streak hitter.

Sell high.

reds44
08-14-2008, 08:47 PM
Sell high.
He's 25. If you want to sell high do it when he hits his peak in 4 years. If he ever puts it all together, he'll be an all-star caliber bat.

jesusfan
08-14-2008, 08:49 PM
Keppinger grounds to short... Dickerson to third... Here comes Bruce...

Falls City Beer
08-14-2008, 08:49 PM
He's 25. If you want to sell high do it when he hits his peak in 4 years. If he ever puts it all together, he'll be an all-star caliber bat.

Too late.

reds44
08-14-2008, 08:50 PM
I can't believe how much praise the Reds announcers continue to give Keppinger.

reds44
08-14-2008, 08:50 PM
Too late.
Um, what?

guttle11
08-14-2008, 08:50 PM
I want to see a lot of Chis Dickerson. He just has to start 4 of every 5 games the rest of the season. To me, he's the definition of a coin flip. We need to find out if he has a future or not.

reds44
08-14-2008, 08:51 PM
I want to see a lot of Chis Dickerson. He just has to start 4 of every 5 games the rest of the season. To me, he's the definition of a coin flip. We need to find out if he has a future or not.
Agreed.

Falls City Beer
08-14-2008, 08:52 PM
Um, what?

You can't trade a guy for a good return once he's expensive.

VR
08-14-2008, 08:57 PM
Country Kepp.

.388 OPS in August on the heels of .496 in July. Batting 2nd all the while. You just can't make that kind of stuff up.

OnBaseMachine
08-14-2008, 08:59 PM
Two straight walks to Phillips and Valentin to load the bases for EdE and he swings at the first pitch and grounds out. Dumb dumb dumb.

Dickerson's lead off double goes to waste.

Falls City Beer
08-14-2008, 09:01 PM
Two straight walks to Phillips and Valentin to load the bases for EdE and he swings at the first pitch and grounds out. Dumb dumb dumb.

Dickerson's lead off double goes to waste.

EdE gets by exclusively on his physical skills. He's a very unintelligent ballplayer.

OnBaseMachine
08-14-2008, 09:04 PM
Another 1-2-3 third inning by Cueto.

OnBaseMachine
08-14-2008, 09:07 PM
Patterson begins the 4th by swinging at a 1-0 pitch at his ankles and pops out.

OnBaseMachine
08-14-2008, 09:14 PM
Cueto retired seven straight until he plunks LaRoche to begin the 4th.

OnBaseMachine
08-14-2008, 09:26 PM
Cueto K's the side in the 4th inning but was forced to throw a lot of pitches thanks to a Pearce 11 pitch atbat.

1-1 after 4.

Bob Borkowski
08-14-2008, 09:26 PM
1-1 after 4.

jesusfan
08-14-2008, 09:30 PM
Cueto's ERA down to 4.94...

OnBaseMachine
08-14-2008, 09:30 PM
Cueto is filthy. Just filthy. He's going to be a very special pitcher in a couple years. You His stuff looks great on TV but it's even better when watching him live in person. He just needs to learn some better pitch selection and learn to not give in to fastball hitters which he probably his biggest problem. I'm just glad to have this kid in the organization...he looks like a young Pedro at times.

jesusfan
08-14-2008, 09:30 PM
Bruce struggling tonight...

jesusfan
08-14-2008, 09:35 PM
BP pops up.. Kepp still at 2nd... Javy up.

lollipopcurve
08-14-2008, 09:37 PM
Cueto is filthy. Just filthy. He's going to be a very special pitcher in a couple years. You His stuff looks great on TV but it's even better when watching him live in person. He just needs to learn some better pitch selection and learn to not give in to fastball hitters which he probably his biggest problem. I'm just glad to have this kid in the organization...he looks like a young Pedro at times.

Yeah, when he commands the secondary stuff he's nasty. Lotta fun to watch. Baker better keep his pitch counts well within reason.

Ltlabner
08-14-2008, 09:38 PM
Cueto is filthy. Just filthy. He's going to be a very special pitcher in a couple years. You His stuff looks great on TV but it's even better when watching him live in person. He just needs to learn some better pitch selection and learn to not give in to fastball hitters which he probably his biggest problem. I'm just glad to have this kid in the organization...he looks like a young Pedro at times.

Nah...he struggled on some outings. He's a flop, remember?

OnBaseMachine
08-14-2008, 09:40 PM
EdE strands two more with a flyout.

still 1-1 after 4 1/2.

OnBaseMachine
08-14-2008, 09:43 PM
So much for Valentin at first base. He botches a groundball and in the process Phillips injures his leg.

_Sir_Charles_
08-14-2008, 09:43 PM
Oh crap. Brandon injured.

_Sir_Charles_
08-14-2008, 09:44 PM
Hopefully just a twisted ankle. Boy that looked bad though. *crosses fingers*

OnBaseMachine
08-14-2008, 09:44 PM
They gave Sanchez a hit on that. Oh boy. My little league coaches were tougher score keepers than some of the major league guys.

_Sir_Charles_
08-14-2008, 09:44 PM
*whew* He's staying in the game. I was worried for a sec there.

_Sir_Charles_
08-14-2008, 09:45 PM
Pick off attempt to first...OLAY! Sanchez heads to second.

Cyclone792
08-14-2008, 09:46 PM
Javy Valentin is flashing some serious leather this inning. :lol:

OnBaseMachine
08-14-2008, 09:46 PM
Valentin is proving this inning that he's an awful defensive first baseman. Should be one out right now. What's sad is Cueto will get charged with that run, and with this offense it could be enough for the Pirates.

_Sir_Charles_
08-14-2008, 09:47 PM
Nice heads up play by Cueto backing up the throw to third. I've seen pitchers ignoring that role numerous times. Good fundamentals DO pay off sometimes. Horrible throw by Bruce though. Yikes.

Ltlabner
08-14-2008, 09:47 PM
Javy Valentin is flashing some serious leather this inning. :lol:

Are you suggesting that the ideas of Javy as a 1B solution were premature?

_Sir_Charles_
08-14-2008, 09:49 PM
I'm still baffled by the fact that they haven't given Rosales a start yet. He can handle first better than Javy can without a doubt.

OnBaseMachine
08-14-2008, 09:49 PM
Cueto has owned McLouth tonight.

Inning should be over. When the Reds give teams four outs it *always* haunts.

_Sir_Charles_
08-14-2008, 09:51 PM
Cueto has owned McLouth tonight.

Quick...take it back, take it back!!! :O) You just know that McLouth will hit a granny later tonight. And we'll all know who to blame. *grin*

OnBaseMachine
08-14-2008, 09:52 PM
Cueto escapes without allowing a run but it did cost him an additional eight pitches. He's now at 95 pitches.

1-1 after 5.

_Sir_Charles_
08-14-2008, 09:53 PM
LOL. Carlos Quentin has been HBP in SIX straight games now. That's ridiculous....and funny at the same time. :D

OnBaseMachine
08-14-2008, 09:54 PM
Patterson doubles to begin the 6th.

lollipopcurve
08-14-2008, 09:56 PM
Grande and Welsh love REO. Perfect!

_Sir_Charles_
08-14-2008, 09:57 PM
Marty calling for a suicide squeeze for Cueto.

Nope, Andy Phillips PH'ing.

lollipopcurve
08-14-2008, 09:57 PM
Good deal -- I was worried Baker would hit Cueto there.

Cyclone792
08-14-2008, 09:57 PM
Are you suggesting that the ideas of Javy as a 1B solution were premature?

If Javy Valentin played beer league softball, he would be the AH.

oneupper
08-14-2008, 09:57 PM
Marty calling for a suicide squeeze for Cueto.

Nope, Andy Phillips PH'ing.

Good. No reason to squeeze any more innings out of Cueto.

RedlegJake
08-14-2008, 09:58 PM
Excellent decision to get Cueto out of there now.

OnBaseMachine
08-14-2008, 09:59 PM
And Phillips can't get the job done as he grounds to 3rd and Patterson is out at the plate. It looks like Cueto will screwed out of another win.

Good move to pull Cueto though. Another good outing by Johnny. He's got 16 K's in his last 10 innings.

_Sir_Charles_
08-14-2008, 09:59 PM
Good. No reason to squeeze any more innings out of Cueto.

Using Cueto to squeeze wouldn't mean he'd be back out to pitch. He's proven to be a very adept bunter. And the result had a better chance of working than what we ended up with...rundown and Patterson out...Phillips to second. Well done. I preferred the squeeze route.

OnBaseMachine
08-14-2008, 10:01 PM
Dickerson doubles again! 2-1 Reds.

jesusfan
08-14-2008, 10:01 PM
How about some hitting with RISP w/ 2 outs!

RedlegJake
08-14-2008, 10:01 PM
Chris is really trying to grab this opportunity

WVRedsFan
08-14-2008, 10:01 PM
Dickerson looking good at the plate. Clutch hits? What the heck is that??

reds44
08-14-2008, 10:02 PM
Dickerson is all sorts of sexy.

2-1 Reds

jesusfan
08-14-2008, 10:02 PM
Hopefully that will get Cueto the win...

_Sir_Charles_
08-14-2008, 10:02 PM
Dickerson with a ribbie! I'm loving what I'm seeing from Chris so far. Keep it up young man, keep it up!

WVRedsFan
08-14-2008, 10:02 PM
Tell me, men. Why would Patterson break toward the plate on a ball hit to third??

lollipopcurve
08-14-2008, 10:04 PM
Dickerson looking solid.

_Sir_Charles_
08-14-2008, 10:04 PM
Ummm...I just realized something. Dickerson has 3 hits in the bigs so far....ALL of them doubles. Nice. :O)

oneupper
08-14-2008, 10:04 PM
Tell me, men. Why would Patterson break toward the plate on a ball hit to third??

It's pretty standard procedure in that situation.

OnBaseMachine
08-14-2008, 10:04 PM
Keppinger swings at ball 4 on 3-1 and flies out. Nice. Thank goodness he still bats second.

reds44
08-14-2008, 10:04 PM
Gotta love Dickerson's frohawk.

WVRedsFan
08-14-2008, 10:05 PM
It's pretty standard procedure in that situation.


Really? I was always thought to hold up on a ball hit to the left side while on third. Maybe I had bad coaching.

OnBaseMachine
08-14-2008, 10:09 PM
Massett throws a scoreless 6th.

2-1 Reds after 6.

lollipopcurve
08-14-2008, 10:11 PM
Massett throws a scoreless 6th.

I missed it. How'd he look?

reds44
08-14-2008, 10:13 PM
Going into next year, it's wierd that the Reds need offense and not starting pitching.

Volquez/Cueto/Harang/Arroyo will all be back and it's possible Massett or Thompson take the 5th spot.

oneupper
08-14-2008, 10:13 PM
Really? I was always thought to hold up on a ball hit to the left side while on third. Maybe I had bad coaching.

I dunno. But they'll usually send the runner there to force a throw, especially with 1 or 2 outs. With no outs...they'll hold him.

OnBaseMachine
08-14-2008, 10:13 PM
I missed it. How'd he look?

Not bad. He got a weak ground out, routine flyout, soft line drive single, and another weak groundout. He's got decent stuff.

OnBaseMachine
08-14-2008, 10:14 PM
Going into next year, it's wierd that the Reds need offense and not starting pitching.

Volquez/Cueto/Harang/Arroyo will all be back and it's possible Massett or Thompson take the 5th spot.

I like Micah Owings in the 5th spot.

reds44
08-14-2008, 10:16 PM
I like Micah Owings in the 5th spot.
Totally forgot about Owings, which just makes me point even more.

lollipopcurve
08-14-2008, 10:18 PM
Not bad. He got a weak ground out, routine flyout, soft line drive single, and another weak groundout. He's got decent stuff.

Thanks. I really like the fact they've got a guy who can go a few innings out of the pen now.

_Sir_Charles_
08-14-2008, 10:19 PM
Tons of competition for the 5th slot. Owings, Thompson, Bailey, Maloney, Livingston, Massett?, Belisle, Ramirez, Mallett, Jukich, Lecure or even an off season acquisitions. We've got to find a 5th starter somewhere in that mix.

WVRedsFan
08-14-2008, 10:22 PM
Here come the Pirates. A one-run lead is not enough...

_Sir_Charles_
08-14-2008, 10:24 PM
back to back leadoff singles.

Bray coming in.

OnBaseMachine
08-14-2008, 10:24 PM
It looks like Massett is going to blow a win for Cueto for the second time in six days. Sanchez lined a single to CF and then Jack Wilson golfed a 0-2 pitch into LF. First and second and nobody out. I'm not sure who's coming in but it should be Affeldt.

_Sir_Charles_
08-14-2008, 10:24 PM
Has anybody heard when Burton's coming back?

OnBaseMachine
08-14-2008, 10:27 PM
Bray in to pitch.

Unreal. They know McLouth is sac bunting and he still drops down a bunt single. Where in the heck was EdE playing? Just poor coaching but not position EdE correctly. Bases loaded and nobody out.

WVRedsFan
08-14-2008, 10:28 PM
Has anybody heard when Burton's coming back?

I'd bet he's through for the year.

EdE with another error. Sheesh. He seems to make them when we don't need them. This inning will be disaster. Wait and see.

hebroncougar
08-14-2008, 10:28 PM
Bray in to pitch.

Unreal. They know McLouth is sac bunting and he still drops down a bunt single. Where in the heck was EdE playing? Just poor coaching but not position EdE correctly. Bases loaded and nobody out.

If Dusty would have had HIS choice, and not Wayne Krivsky's choice at 3b, the guy could have played deep and fielded a bunt if necesarry. Don't blame Dusty.

hebroncougar
08-14-2008, 10:28 PM
I'd bet he's through for the year.

EdE with another error. Sheesh. He seems to make them when we don't need them. This inning will be disaster. Wait and see.

He didn't make an error.

OnBaseMachine
08-14-2008, 10:29 PM
I'd bet he's through for the year.

EdE with another error. Sheesh. He seems to make them when we don't need them. This inning will be disaster. Wait and see.

EdE didn't make an error.

_Sir_Charles_
08-14-2008, 10:29 PM
Big K from Bray.

OnBaseMachine
08-14-2008, 10:29 PM
Bray K's LaRoche on a pitch in the dirt. Nice job by Bray as Dusty pulls him.

_Sir_Charles_
08-14-2008, 10:30 PM
Majewski coming in for Bray. Okay, NOW I can say Uh-Oh.

WVRedsFan
08-14-2008, 10:30 PM
What??? He's bringing Majewski in? What is this "The Trade" dual twins time?

Holy cow, this is just too much.

WVRedsFan
08-14-2008, 10:30 PM
He didn't make an error.


Brantley said it was scored an error. Of couse, he could have been wrong, but that's what he said.

OnBaseMachine
08-14-2008, 10:31 PM
This bullpen badly misses Burton.

oneupper
08-14-2008, 10:31 PM
Why the surprise? Dusty will bring in Maj every time he thinks he needs a double play.

Let's hope he gets it.

_Sir_Charles_
08-14-2008, 10:31 PM
I don't agree with it, but I see what Dusty's thinking. Majewski's a groundball pitcher so he's looking for the DP ball. I'd prefer a strikeout pitcher here though....or even just a PITCHER. :O)

OnBaseMachine
08-14-2008, 10:32 PM
Brantley said it was scored an error. Of couse, he could have been wrong, but that's what he said.

Brantley is full of it. It was a bunt single. The only error was the Reds had EdE playing even with the bag in a sac bunt situation and McLouth beat it out.

Wow. A double play!

2-1 Reds after 7.

_Sir_Charles_
08-14-2008, 10:32 PM
Odds on Majewski walking in 2 runs? Anybody?

WOW. DP ball. Nice to see.

WVRedsFan
08-14-2008, 10:33 PM
I guess that's why they call him the magic man.

Good job even though I doubted him.

BTW, Brantley just repeated that the play was scored as an error on Eddie.

oneupper
08-14-2008, 10:34 PM
I guess that's why they call him the magic man.

Good job even though I doubted him.

BTW, Brantley just repeated that the play was scored as an error on Eddie.

Tough scorer then. That was a great bunt by McLouth and EdE's throw wasn't even in time.

OnBaseMachine
08-14-2008, 10:35 PM
I guess that's why they call him the magic man.

Good job even though I doubted him.

BTW, Brantley just repeated that the play was scored as an error on Eddie.

He's wrong. It was ruled a hit as it should have been. It was a perfect bunt and EdE threw it off balance and it bounced in front of Javy. He was already past the bag when the ball got to Javy.

_Sir_Charles_
08-14-2008, 10:35 PM
Bases loaded with no outs...4, 5 & 6 hitters coming up. We escape unscathed. Are we sure this isn't the Reds we're playing tonight disguised in Pirates uni's?

oneupper
08-14-2008, 10:37 PM
Bases loaded with no outs...4, 5 & 6 hitters coming up. We escape unscathed. Are we sure this isn't the Reds we're playing tonight disguised in Pirates uni's?

Pirateszone.com is calling for heads to roll.

_Sir_Charles_
08-14-2008, 10:41 PM
Is it just me or has Dusty gone a whole week without pulling a double switch? He's been so double-switch happy all season, it's pretty bad that I've actually noticed it NOT happening.

OnBaseMachine
08-14-2008, 10:44 PM
Weathers throws a 1-2-3 8th inning.

2-1 Reds after 8.

Falls City Beer
08-14-2008, 10:45 PM
Cordero gets a save opp.

OnBaseMachine
08-14-2008, 10:48 PM
Rosales just missed a homerun. He hit a high drive high off the wall in RF and just foul.

puca
08-14-2008, 10:48 PM
Is it just me or has Dusty gone a whole week without pulling a double switch? He's been so double-switch happy all season, it's pretty bad that I've actually noticed it NOT happening.

Most of his double switches were designed to get CPat in the game.

No need anymore...he's a starter.

_Sir_Charles_
08-14-2008, 10:49 PM
I absolutely love Rosales' hustle. You see him sprint back to the batters box after that foul ball? :O)

_Sir_Charles_
08-14-2008, 10:49 PM
Most of his double switches were designed to get CPat in the game.

No need anymore...he's a starter.


Good point. My bad. ;)

dougdirt
08-14-2008, 10:50 PM
Chris Dickerson is fast?

OnBaseMachine
08-14-2008, 10:50 PM
Dickerson triples off the very top of the wall in RF! Just missed a homerun by a foot.

He's 3-for-5 with two doubles and a triple tonight.

jesusfan
08-14-2008, 10:50 PM
wow!

_Sir_Charles_
08-14-2008, 10:51 PM
Are you freaking kidding me?!? 3 doubles and a TRIPLE. Every hit has been an extra base hit! Dickerson is starting off Bruce-like. I love it.

Spring~Fields
08-14-2008, 10:51 PM
Dickerson triples off the very top of the wall in RF! Just missed a homerun by a foot.

He's 3-for-5 with two doubles and a triple tonight.

I like his poise. Good job.

Cyclone792
08-14-2008, 10:51 PM
Dickerson needs to play every day the rest of this season, because the early indicators are that the Reds may have found their center fielder for next season.

jesusfan
08-14-2008, 10:51 PM
Dickerson is very, very impressive so far... And hitting isn't even his strong suit, defense is... If he can hit .270 with gap power like this, I say don't even worry about a centerfielder next season... However, that will be hard to predict... Nice squeeze Kepp! 3-1 reds

_Sir_Charles_
08-14-2008, 10:52 PM
It sure is a good thing we've been struggling to find a centerfielder AND a leadoff man all season long.

Suicide! WOO HOO!

lollipopcurve
08-14-2008, 10:52 PM
Dickerson's got a pretty short stroke -- I like it.

jesusfan
08-14-2008, 10:53 PM
Going to the bottom of 9th.. Here comes Coco for his 200th career save... How about a 1-2-3 inning...

OnBaseMachine
08-14-2008, 10:53 PM
That was a perfect squeeze.

If Cordero can save this it will be his 200th career save.

nate
08-14-2008, 10:54 PM
Man, he's fast.

It'd be nice to see him in CF for a couple of games.

OnBaseMachine
08-14-2008, 10:54 PM
BTW that Dickerson triple would have been a homerun in every ballpark but this one. It had plenty of distance on it but the 21 foot high wall kept it in the ballpark.

_Sir_Charles_
08-14-2008, 10:54 PM
LOL. Brantley just had a classic line. If you're pitching and you see that they're pulling a suicide squeeze...you adjust your pitch and you hit the batter. Just hit 'em.

Classic.

jesusfan
08-14-2008, 10:58 PM
2 quickies... 1 more

jesusfan
08-14-2008, 10:58 PM
Cordero looks fresh... as he should be.

OnBaseMachine
08-14-2008, 10:58 PM
Cordero goes 1-2-3 for his 200th career save.

Cueto gets the win.

jesusfan
08-14-2008, 10:59 PM
And this one belongs to the Reds... 1-2-3 inning save! Cueto gets the win... I like watching this younger reds team... so far...

_Sir_Charles_
08-14-2008, 10:59 PM
Cordero looked awfully sharp there. 3 up 3 down...and this one belongs to ... heck, this one belongs to Chris 'freakin' Dickerson. :O)

Spring~Fields
08-14-2008, 10:59 PM
Good deal. :)

oneupper
08-14-2008, 10:59 PM
Louisville takes the series...:D

_Sir_Charles_
08-14-2008, 11:00 PM
Louisville takes the series...:D

LOL. That was great. hehe.

jesusfan
08-14-2008, 11:03 PM
What the heck... Let's go sweep the Cards!

lollipopcurve
08-14-2008, 11:04 PM
fun game -- enjoyed Cueto and Dickerson quite a bit

KittyDuran
08-14-2008, 11:06 PM
Oooo... Chris has a NICE voice! :)

Spring~Fields
08-14-2008, 11:13 PM
Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cincinnati
0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 7 1
Pittsburgh
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 0


C. Dickerson lf 5 1 3 1 0 0 1 .444

Scoring Summary
Bot 1st: Pittsburgh
- A. LaRoche singled to right, F. Sanchez scored, J. Wilson to third


Top 2nd: Cincinnati
- J. Valentin homered to deep right


Top 6th: Cincinnati
- C. Dickerson doubled to deep right, A. Phillips scored


Top 9th: Cincinnati
- J. Keppinger sacrificed to pitcher, C. Dickerson scored

Batting Cincinnati
2B - J Keppinger (15, I Snell); C Dickerson 2 (3, I Snell 2); C Patterson (12, I Snell).

3B - C Dickerson (1, T Beam).

HR - J Valentin (3, 2nd inning off I Snell 0 on, 0 Out).

S - J Keppinger.

RBI - J Valentin (13), C Dickerson (1), J Keppinger (29).

2-out RBI - C Dickerson.

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - B Phillips 1, E Encarnacion 3, J Keppinger 1.

Team LOB - 9.

Fielding
E - J Cueto (3, throw).

DP - 1 (B Phillips-J Keppinger-J Valentin).

Batting Pittsburgh
RBI - An LaRoche (10).

2-out RBI - An LaRoche.

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - I Snell 1, An LaRoche 1, S Pearce 2.

GIDP - An LaRoche.

Team LOB - 10

Pitching


J. Cueto (W, 8-11) 5.0 4 1 1 3 7 0 4.90
N. Masset (H, 1) 1.0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2.08
B. Bray (H, 7) 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.75
G. Majewski (H, 1) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.50
D. Weathers (H, 14)1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.23
F. Cordero (S, 23) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.71

Pittsburgh
I. Snell (L, 4-10) 6.0 6 2 2 5 2 1 5.91
S. Burnett 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.17
T. Beam 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 0 4.40


HBP - An LaRoche (by J Cueto).

Pitches-strikes - J Cueto 95-60; N Masset 16-11; B Bray 5-4; G Majewski 3-2; D Weathers 9-6; F Cordero 8-7; I Snell 107-62; S Burnett 28-18; T Beam 14-9.

Ground balls-fly balls - J Cueto 2-6; N Masset 2-1; B Bray 0-0; G Majewski 2-0; D Weathers 2-0; F Cordero 0-2; I Snell 9-7; S Burnett 2-2; T Beam 1-1.

Batters faced - J Cueto 23; N Masset 6; B Bray 2; G Majewski 1; D Weathers 3; F Cordero 3; I Snell 29; S Burnett 6; T Beam 4


Time: 2:54.
Attendance: 35,439

RedlegJake
08-14-2008, 11:28 PM
Oooo... Chris has a NICE voice! :)

Do I hear Kitty meowing?:p:

WVRedsFan
08-14-2008, 11:49 PM
That was an enjoyable win. Very enjoyable, in fact. Everyone contributed in some way but Bruce, Phillips, and Encarnacion, and that's strange because they are our 3-4-5 hitters (of course Brandon's catch to end the game was pretty good). Regardless, the pitching was wonderful and Dickerson was amazing.

Before we annoit Dickerson as our CF next year, let's let him come down to earth a little bit. It might be safe to look for a LF, but we'll know more by the end of the season, especialy if Dusty will play him every day. I hope it works out.

Winning a series on the road against the Pirates usually doesn't sound like something to celebrate, but at this point in time, it's pretty good.

reds44
08-15-2008, 12:03 AM
All Dickerson needs to to do is hit .250-.260 and he can be the Reds everday CF because of his speed, walks, and developing power. Good start for the young man, he's got a chance to win himself a starting job for next year.

Degenerate39
08-15-2008, 12:14 AM
I can't believe how much praise the Reds announcers continue to give Keppinger.

Grande would praise Castro so you'd think he was a gold glover/silver slugger.

Big Klu
08-15-2008, 01:18 AM
I like Micah Owings in the 5th spot.

I thought you meant in the batting order. :D

WVRedsFan
08-15-2008, 01:50 AM
I thought you meant in the batting order. :D

Well, we could do worse. Owings has been to the plate 52 time and has scored 7 runs, has 15 hits with an average of .288, an OBP of .351, and an OPS of .735. Makes Corey Patterson and even Jay Bruce hang their collective heads in shame. Over a season, using that fancy mathematics stuff you could predict a pretty good season of hitting.

Start every fifth day and play 3 or 4 days in between. Double threat.

KittyDuran
08-15-2008, 02:43 PM
Do I hear Kitty meowing?:p:You bet :luvu: and for you I got my claws out! :evil: