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Red in Chicago
08-20-2008, 07:53 PM
Reds
C. Dickerson cf
J. Keppinger ss
J. Bruce rf
B. Phillips 2b
E. Encarnacion 3b
J. Votto 1b
J. Cabrera lf
R. Hanigan c
B. Arroyo p

Cubs
A. Soriano lf
R. Theriot ss
D. Lee 1b
A. Ramirez 3b
J. Edmonds cf
M. DeRosa 2b
K. Fukudome rf
G. Soto c
T. Lilly p

reds44
08-20-2008, 08:50 PM
So much for Dickerson not playing vs. lefties, not that I am complaining especially because Corey isn't playing.

OnBaseMachine
08-20-2008, 08:51 PM
Rosales needs to be playing over guys like Cabrera.

HokieRed
08-20-2008, 08:58 PM
Cannot understand why Rosales is not playing. I'd play him every day the rest of the way.

nate
08-20-2008, 09:04 PM
Chat is open!

Chip R
08-20-2008, 09:05 PM
Cannot understand why Rosales is not playing. I'd play him every day the rest of the way.


We're trying to win games, dude. ;)

reds44
08-20-2008, 09:07 PM
Um, he was out?

CTA513
08-20-2008, 09:08 PM
Um, he was out?

No, Lee pulled his foot off the bag before he caught the ball.

reds44
08-20-2008, 09:08 PM
That was a fun inning.

WVRedsFan
08-20-2008, 09:13 PM
"Where have you gone Corey Patterson,
A lonely nation turns its eye to you.
What's that you say, Mrs. Dickerson,
Hacking Pat is lost and gone away"

Red in Chicago
08-20-2008, 09:17 PM
brandon up there completely hacking away at EVERYTHING

RedsManRick
08-20-2008, 09:17 PM
Hilarious. 3 straight low and outside breaking pitches to Phillips. 3 swinging strikes. Why he ever sees anything else is beyond me.

RedsManRick
08-20-2008, 09:19 PM
EE strikes out and Lilly continues to look like Cy Young.

reds44
08-20-2008, 09:19 PM
Will we ever score again?

RedsManRick
08-20-2008, 09:20 PM
Lilly through two on 19 pitches with 3 strikeouts. You're looking at the NL Central version of the Giants or Mariners.

WVRedsFan
08-20-2008, 09:21 PM
Give the Cubs scouts credit. They told Harden and Lilly that this team could not hit off speed and breaking balls, so give them a steady diet of them. I also imagine the scounting report mentioned the fact that our hitters will swing at anything.

Ltlabner
08-20-2008, 09:22 PM
Cubs Scouting Report on Reds:

Liable to swing at hotdog wrappers that float past the plate, throw lots of junk.

Ltlabner
08-20-2008, 09:24 PM
Gotta be agressive at the plate. Hank said so.

Red in Chicago
08-20-2008, 09:26 PM
shocking, we're already losing

OnBaseMachine
08-20-2008, 09:26 PM
DeRosa hit a 177 hopper up the middle and Keppinger was no where to be found.

reds44
08-20-2008, 09:28 PM
My eyes are bleeding.

Ltlabner
08-20-2008, 09:31 PM
Cubs scouting report on the Reds:

Liable to swing at pigeons that fly past home plate.

WVRedsFan
08-20-2008, 09:33 PM
What are the odds that the first nine are retired on less than 30 pitches?

Chip R
08-20-2008, 09:35 PM
What are the odds that the first nine are retired on less than 30 pitches?


Even money.

Highlifeman21
08-20-2008, 09:36 PM
Even money.

That might be generous.

Ltlabner
08-20-2008, 09:36 PM
Cub's scounting report on the Reds:

Liable to swing at jet airplanes that fly over the stadium

WVRedsFan
08-20-2008, 09:40 PM
Close. 35 pitches. 9 up and 9 down.

reds44
08-20-2008, 09:41 PM
The Reds have sent 35 to the plate this series and 33 have made outs.

mbgrayson
08-20-2008, 09:41 PM
16 pitch inning for the bottom of the order! Way to go boys!

RFS62
08-20-2008, 09:42 PM
This team is the best cure I've ever seen for insomnia

Ltlabner
08-20-2008, 09:42 PM
Cubs scounting report on the Reds:

Very susceptiable to low and away junk pitches. Also have difficulty not swinging at flash-bulbs in the stadium, the flashing lights on the score board and lighting bugs.

Highlifeman21
08-20-2008, 09:43 PM
5 Ks thru 3 IP?

At that pace, you root for history.

reds44
08-20-2008, 09:44 PM
5 Ks thru 3 IP?

At that pace, you root for history.
15 Ks in 9 IP is history?

OnBaseMachine
08-20-2008, 09:44 PM
5 Ks thru 3 IP?

At that pace, you root for history.

That's a 15 strikeout pace, hardly history.

Highlifeman21
08-20-2008, 09:47 PM
That's a 15 strikeout pace, hardly history.

Right, which means Lilly needs to pick up the pace and close in on 21.

It's not out of the question, based on this exhibition in free swinging.

OnBaseMachine
08-20-2008, 09:48 PM
Arroyo just threw a 2-1 fastball right down the middle and thigh high and it was called a ball.

reds44
08-20-2008, 10:39 PM
We're tied!

1-1

Red in Chicago
08-20-2008, 10:40 PM
i guess we're back online now, eh

nate
08-20-2008, 10:41 PM
Chat is re-opened!

RedFanAlways1966
08-20-2008, 10:41 PM
i guess we're back online now, eh

If the REDS can score a run, then anything is possible. ;)

Red in Chicago
08-20-2008, 10:42 PM
nm

NC Reds
08-20-2008, 10:42 PM
Dusty killed Redszone when he told Arroyo he could swing away this inning.

Red in Chicago
08-20-2008, 10:43 PM
time for phillips to smash the lefty...

Homer Bailey
08-20-2008, 10:44 PM
Game getting interesting. I'm gonna go try and get in the stadium.

reds44
08-20-2008, 10:46 PM
The more I watch Brandon Phillips hit, the less I like him.

Red in Chicago
08-20-2008, 10:46 PM
Game getting interesting. I'm gonna go try and get in the stadium.

by the time you get there, it won't be so interesting any longer;)

Red in Chicago
08-20-2008, 10:55 PM
soriano lolly gagging it out in left...ee gets a bloop double

reds44
08-20-2008, 10:55 PM
Cabrera has to get EE in.

VR
08-20-2008, 10:57 PM
We all realize how bad BP is against righties (sub .700 ops)
I didn't realize he was also right at .700 in night games as well......in which he as twice as many ab's as day games....where he's ops'ing 1.016.

Night games vs. righties you ask? .613.

I say keep him batting cleanup, he's DUE dude!

reds44
08-20-2008, 10:57 PM
Lead!

2-1

VR
08-20-2008, 10:59 PM
Meanwhile, Arizona's cleanup hitter just hit a 3 run 1st inning jack.

Did anyone ever think of moving him up in the order while he was in Cincy.

CTA513
08-20-2008, 11:02 PM
Lead!

2-1



Votto got the runner over and Cabera got the run in.

Hopefully the Reds can hold the lead.

_Sir_Charles_
08-20-2008, 11:04 PM
You guys can say what you want about how this team looks, but I'm enjoying it. Arroyo is throwing a very nice game so far.

nate
08-20-2008, 11:07 PM
That was a nice pitch from Arroyo to strike out Fontenot.

OnBaseMachine
08-20-2008, 11:07 PM
Excellent start by Arroyo. The Reds starting pitchers have allowed two runs in 14 innings this series.

Red in Chicago
08-20-2008, 11:08 PM
arroyo with 116 pitches and the lead into the 8th innning...3 hits and 4 k's...not too shabby...

_Sir_Charles_
08-20-2008, 11:15 PM
Wow...Jay is REALLY struggling at the plate right now.

VR
08-20-2008, 11:15 PM
arroyo with 116 pitches and the lead into the 8th innning...3 hits and 4 k's...not too shabby...

Great outing indeed, especially against Cubs IN Chi-town.

RedFanAlways1966
08-20-2008, 11:18 PM
arroyo with 116 pitches and the lead into the 8th innning...3 hits and 4 k's...not too shabby...

And Lilly goes 7 innings as well with only 2 hits, 8 Ks and 2 BBs (Arroyo had 5 walks). More Ks, less hits allowed and less walks allowed than Bronson.

At this point, however, Arroyo stands to get the win and Lilly the loss. Isn't baseball a funny game sometimes?

VR
08-20-2008, 11:18 PM
The 2007 Reds outfield all homered today.

jesusfan
08-20-2008, 11:19 PM
Stormy just keeps on throwing up zeros...

RedFanAlways1966
08-20-2008, 11:20 PM
The 2007 Reds outfield all homered today.

The real question is... did ex-REDS pitchers (if any are still employed by MLB) give up those homers?!? ;)

4256 Hits
08-20-2008, 11:23 PM
Stormy just keeps on throwing up zeros...

For the 3rd straight year I am wondering why he wasn't traded. :confused: I got to believe they could have in one to those years could have gotten back a couple B level prospects.

OnBaseMachine
08-20-2008, 11:23 PM
Jake Peavy is getting crushed tonight pushing his ERA up to 2.90, which means Volquez is now second in ERA at 2.73 only behind Lincecum's 2.60.

VR
08-20-2008, 11:24 PM
For the 3rd straight year I am wondering why he wasn't traded. :confused: I got to believe they could have in one to those years could have gotten back a couple B level prospects.

'enigma'

CTA513
08-20-2008, 11:26 PM
DeRosa is killing the Reds today with his glove.

Red in Chicago
08-20-2008, 11:28 PM
i don't like ramirez being up here...very afraid

OnBaseMachine
08-20-2008, 11:30 PM
That 2-2 pitch looked good.

Red in Chicago
08-20-2008, 11:31 PM
nice k on a check swing!!

RedFanAlways1966
08-20-2008, 11:31 PM
Thank you, Ramirez, for striking out on ball four.

Red in Chicago
08-20-2008, 11:32 PM
coco with another k...one more to go...

VR
08-20-2008, 11:33 PM
Co Co just flat-out dominate.

reds44
08-20-2008, 11:34 PM
That strike 3 pitch to Edmonds was unfair.

Red in Chicago
08-20-2008, 11:34 PM
very impressive outing for cordero...

OnBaseMachine
08-20-2008, 11:34 PM
Cordero K's the side! Dominance.

CTA513
08-20-2008, 11:35 PM
Good job by Cordero to strike out the side to end the game.

reds44
08-20-2008, 11:35 PM
As was the 2-2 pitch to DeRosa. Good luck hitting those.

Red in Chicago
08-20-2008, 11:35 PM
there's no singing in wrigleyville tonight :beerme:

Falls City Beer
08-20-2008, 11:35 PM
Think Walt could still move Arroyo to the Phils?

VR
08-20-2008, 11:36 PM
Good for Cordero, something to build on.

Wheelhouse
08-20-2008, 11:39 PM
Cordero was filthy...

VR
08-20-2008, 11:40 PM
Think Walt could still move Arroyo to the Phils?

I think he could, I'd be surprised if he made it that far through waivers.

Falls City Beer
08-20-2008, 11:41 PM
Cordero was filthy...

Maybe someone nudged him and reminded him that he's making 12 million in 6 months to throw 75 innings of baseball.

Big Klu
08-21-2008, 12:08 AM
Salute the blue flag, Cubs fans!

Nine-teen-OH-eight!! Clap, clap, clap-clap-clap!! :D

Spring~Fields
08-21-2008, 12:55 AM
We all realize how bad BP is against righties (sub .700 ops)
I didn't realize he was also right at .700 in night games as well......in which he as twice as many ab's as day games....where he's ops'ing 1.016.

Night games vs. righties you ask? .613.

I say keep him batting cleanup, he's DUE dude!

Maybe Phillips needs night vision goggles. ;)

WVRedsFan
08-21-2008, 01:33 AM
Was that a Mirage??

Posted by johnerardi at 8/20/2008 11:45 PM EDT on Cincinnati.com



Bronson Arroyo, whose gutty pitching kept the Reds in a game they normally would have lost (and thanks to their defense didn't) -- says that now comes the chance to take two of three from the Cubs by winning a day game Thursday at Wrigley Field.

"These guys (the Cubs) are pretty much playing (loose), running away with this thing for awhile, got a pretty good little cushion, so they're up they're hacking," Arroyo said.

Arroyo said he didn't feel he had to be perfect, but knew he couldn't give up much. The Reds won 2-1.

Would you believe that coming into Wednesday's game the Reds record when they score less than three runs was 1-39?

It's true.

Uncork the good stuff, Mabel, let's have a party. The Reds are now 2-39 when they score less than three.

"I knew we weren't going to put up a lot against (Cubs starter Ted) Lilly," Arroyo said, whose record went to 11-10 copared to Lilly's 12-7.

"I thought the umpires missed a couple of pitches that cost me a couple walks that got me into some jams," Arroyo said. "They (the Cubs hitters) weren't squaring up the ball against me at all today, but they found some holes and got me in some trouuble. I felt like once I got out of those (early) innings I'd have a chance to maybe set a decent number of guys down in a row."

He got nine in a row, and 10 of 11.