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Chip R
09-04-2008, 01:31 PM
Castillo in left

Matt700wlw
09-04-2008, 01:32 PM
Chris Dickerson CF

Jeff Keppinger SS

Brandon Phillips 2B

Joey Votto 1B

Edwin Encarnacion 3B

Jay Bruce RF

Ryan Hanigan C

Wilkin Castillo LF

Josh Fogg RHP (2-7, 7.29)



So glad Fogg keeps getting the ball...

cumberlandreds
09-04-2008, 01:34 PM
Real pitchers duel we have today. Fogg with over 7 ERA and Gorzalanny with over a 6 ERA. With that said it will probably be 1-0 game.

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 01:34 PM
This may very well be Fogg's last start, given that it's highly likely that Matt Maloney and/or Homer Bailey will be coming up in a few days.

cumberlandreds
09-04-2008, 01:35 PM
Castillo in left


"At least they are letting him play." Adam Rosales :)

Matt700wlw
09-04-2008, 01:36 PM
Fogg promptly hits the leadoff hitter.

Stellar.

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 01:36 PM
Gorzelanny doesn't have good numbers overall, but he did pitch very well against the Reds back in April (6.1 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 1 K). His next start against us, he didn't last the first inning (0.2 IP, 4 H, 6 ER, 2 BB).

cumberlandreds
09-04-2008, 01:36 PM
HBP McClouth good start for Fogg.:rolleyes:

Matt700wlw
09-04-2008, 01:36 PM
This may very well be Fogg's last start,

That's long overdue. I could argue he shouldn't have gotten a first start...

...but that would be piling on....;)

cumberlandreds
09-04-2008, 01:37 PM
Base hit, First two on.

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 01:38 PM
And now the second batter, noted slugger Chris Gomez, smacks a single. Two on, nobody out.

Matt700wlw
09-04-2008, 01:39 PM
...Stand by for a Grand Slam...

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 01:39 PM
Fogg then issues a four-pitch walk to No. 3 hitter Doug Mientkiewicz, a noted slugger with all of two home runs in 2008. Bases loaded.

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 01:40 PM
Noted slugger and cleanup batter Jason Michaels, hitting .230 with eight homers, steps in.

Seriously, there is all of one hitter worth a damn in this lineup- McLouth. That's really it.

Michaels pops up to short center, one out.

cumberlandreds
09-04-2008, 01:41 PM
Finally an out.

cumberlandreds
09-04-2008, 01:42 PM
Run scores on a slow roller to third. 1-0 Buccos

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 01:42 PM
.171-hitting Andy LaRoche dribbles one to third. EdE has to go to first, allowing a run to score.

1-0 Pirates, two out.

Matt700wlw
09-04-2008, 01:44 PM
Nobody there today, but the Cubs will be here tomorrow...so the vomit factor will be in full effect as the Cubs "fans" come out to "support" their team.

Chip R
09-04-2008, 01:44 PM
Fogg=poo

cumberlandreds
09-04-2008, 01:45 PM
Nobody there today, but the Cubs will be here tomorrow...so the vomit factor will be in full effect as the Cubs "fans" come out to "support" their team.

Any estimates on the crowd today? I figure no more than 5,000 will show up.

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 01:45 PM
Fogg gets ahead of .224-hitting Steve Pearce 1-2 but can't put him away, as Pearce grounds a two-run single into center. 3-0 Pittsburgh.

Matt700wlw
09-04-2008, 01:45 PM
Marty wonders why Ramirez isn't in the rotation over Fogg.

I don't think anybody can disagree with that.

Matt700wlw
09-04-2008, 01:45 PM
Any estimates on the crowd today? I figure no more than 5,000 will show up.

I see 6.

No zeros.


:p:

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 01:46 PM
First-pitch popup ends a brutally bad inning. 3-0 Pirates after 0.5.

OnBaseMachine
09-04-2008, 01:47 PM
Is there any reason why Josh Fogg is still on this team?

Matt700wlw
09-04-2008, 01:47 PM
Is there any reason why Josh Fogg is still on this team?

None that I can think of.

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 01:49 PM
Dickerson takes a couple of 87-mph fastballs (!) and rips a double into the right-field corner. Dude is a machine.

Chip R
09-04-2008, 01:51 PM
I'm at the game and it looks like a ghost town

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 01:52 PM
Keppinger is 0-for-9 in September so far. With Gorzelanny's fastball now creeping up to 89-90, Jeff works a 2-2 count and then pops out to second. One out.

cumberlandreds
09-04-2008, 01:52 PM
Is there any reason why Josh Fogg is still on this team?

He buys Dusty's kids Christmas presents every year.:)

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 01:55 PM
Brandon Phillips, now down to a .301-11-34-.963 OPS against lefties in 2008. He falls behind 1-2, then grounds back to the mound. Two down.

cumberlandreds
09-04-2008, 01:58 PM
Dickerson double is wasted as the Reds go down in order after it. 3-0 Bucs

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 01:58 PM
Joey Votto, now the only consistent hitter we've got left besides Dickerson. He strikes out swinging on a breaking ball.

According to Gameday, Gorzelanny threw all of two curveballs and one changeup out of 18 pitches that inning. Both curveballs retired a Reds hitter.

OnBaseMachine
09-04-2008, 01:58 PM
Remember what Frank Thomas said a couple weeks ago about umps widening the strikezone between non contending teams? He's right. Joey Votto took two pitches a good eight inches off the plate for called strikes. Terrible calls.

Matt700wlw
09-04-2008, 01:59 PM
Fogg promply gives up a leadoff hit.

Matt700wlw
09-04-2008, 02:00 PM
Ramon Ramirez isn't in Louisville either...he's with the big club, IN THE BULLPEN.


That's a waste if you ask me.

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 02:01 PM
Top of 2.

Noted slugger Raul Chavez spanks a Fogg pitch into center for a single. Gorzelanny follows with a first-pitch sacrifice bunt. One out, man on second.

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 02:05 PM
Fogg manages to get McLouth on a fly to short right.

Matt700wlw
09-04-2008, 02:05 PM
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Sigh.


2 run HR.

OnBaseMachine
09-04-2008, 02:06 PM
Base Ruth, err, Chris Gomez belts a 2-run homer. 5-0 Pirates.

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 02:06 PM
Gomez works a full count.

Then slams his first homer of the season over the left-field wall. 5-0 Pirates.

cumberlandreds
09-04-2008, 02:06 PM
Chris "Babe" Gomez smacks one out of the ballpark. 5-0

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 02:10 PM
A protracted battle between Fogg and Mientkiewicz concludes in a flyout to Bruce.

5-0 Pirates after 1.5. Gag me.

flyer85
09-04-2008, 02:11 PM
Is there any reason why Josh Fogg was ever on this team?fixed

Matt700wlw
09-04-2008, 02:15 PM
Bruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuce!

:jump:

OnBaseMachine
09-04-2008, 02:15 PM
Bruce launches a long homerun! #15 for Bruce. 5-1.

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 02:18 PM
Bottom of 2- Encarnacion, Bruce, Hanigan.

EdE gets ahead 3-0, takes a strike, fouls one off, takes strike three. Six 88-mph fastballs. Brilliant.

Bruce falls behind 1-2 after hacking at the first pitch (which was a strike at least), takes ball two, then hammers his 15th home run of the year to right. Reds on the board, trailing 5-1.

Hanigan takes a strike, then three balls. He flies out to right, two outs.

Wilkin Castillo takes ball one, then swings at a strike and flies out to center.

5-1 Pirates after 2.

WVRedsFan
09-04-2008, 02:19 PM
fixed

I can name one reason, but the mention of his name brings up all kinds of trouble on the board because he was so brilliant, so I'll keep quiet.

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 02:24 PM
Top of 3.

Fogg strikes out Michaels swinging on six pitches, finishing with a deadly slider.

Andy LaRoche goes hacking at a fastball and grounds to short.

Pearce does the same.

5-1 Pirates after 2.5.

Matt700wlw
09-04-2008, 02:24 PM
Fogg gets in a groove down 4 runs....or something.

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 02:27 PM
Bottom of 3. No Patterson and no Bako, so the Reds' lineup doesn't feel as terrible on the back end. Of course, we don't know if Castillo can hit much yet (early indications are that he won't, but he can't be worse than Bako).

Fogg-Dickerson-Keppinger.

Fogg spanks a double to right-center! See, he was just lulling the Pirates into complacence with all that crappy pitching.

OnBaseMachine
09-04-2008, 02:31 PM
Dickerson walks. First and third and nobody out. Dickerson gives you a great atbat every time.

nate
09-04-2008, 02:32 PM
Nate declares chat as being "open."

OnBaseMachine
09-04-2008, 02:34 PM
Fogg injured his leg while tagging up. It appears he is done for the day.

Matt700wlw
09-04-2008, 02:35 PM
Fogg injured his leg while tagging up. It appears he is done for the day.

His pitching should have determined that...

OnBaseMachine
09-04-2008, 02:36 PM
Phillips bloop single. First and second with only one out. 5-2 Pirates.

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 02:44 PM
Dickerson takes a low fastball, then an errant curveball goes to the backstop for a wild pitch, moving Fogg to third. 2-0. Two more wide ones and it's a walk. Corners, none out.

Keppinger watches a strike, then a ball., then another ball. Still almost entirely fastballs from Gorzelanny. Foul evens the count at 2-2. He then lifts a sacrifice fly to score Fogg. 5-2 Pirates.

Phillips takes a fastball wide, then fouls one off as Gorzelanny makes several pickoff attempts to first. He swings through a high fastball, then goes after another one high and inside and flares it into right for a base hit. First and second, one out.

Votto is the tying run. He's hit .273-6-31-.781 against lefties this year, only about 50 points worse than his overall OPS of .823. He takes a pair of high-and-inside breaking balls, then swings through three fastballs in the strike zone. Ouch. Two outs.

Encarnacion walks on five pitches to load the bases for Bruce.

Jay takes a high curve, then a fastball on the corner. Fastball's high and inside. Gorzelanny is now regularly up to 91 on the gun. Foul evens the count at 2. Strike three swinging!

5-2 Pirates after 3.

OnBaseMachine
09-04-2008, 02:46 PM
I bet Jay would like to have that 2-2 pitch back. That was a fastball right in his wheelhouse.

Matt700wlw
09-04-2008, 02:46 PM
Ramirez, now in for Fogg.

It's a shame it takes an injury to a guy who has no future with this club, who's been awful all season, for the right decision to be made.

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 02:47 PM
On comes Ramon Ramirez to pitch the fourth! Let's see how this goes.

OnBaseMachine
09-04-2008, 02:50 PM
Ramirez has already thrown a couple breaking balls, something he didn't do much of in his debut.

OnBaseMachine
09-04-2008, 02:51 PM
Ramirez throws a 1-2-3 4th inning with a pop out, flyout to shallow RF, and a strikeout. His chnageup is filthy.

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 02:51 PM
It goes well. Nine pitches to set down the 7-8-9 hitters on a popup to second, a liner to right, and a strikeout of the pitcher.

5-2 Pirates after 3.5.

cumberlandreds
09-04-2008, 02:51 PM
On comes Ramon Ramirez to pitch the fourth! Let's see how this goes.

It went well. Out in order. No reason he should not have started today.

Matt700wlw
09-04-2008, 02:55 PM
Casillo!

OnBaseMachine
09-04-2008, 02:56 PM
Wilkin Castillo hits a one out ground rule double to deep left center.

OnBaseMachine
09-04-2008, 02:57 PM
And now Ramirez lines a single to RF, his first major league hit. First and third and only one out.

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 02:57 PM
Hanigan leads off the fourth and again gets ahead in the count, 2-0. Called strike on a high fastball. Fly out to center.

Castillo falls behind 0-2, but golfs a fastball deep to left-center that's gone on the bounce for a ground-rule double!

Ramirez punches a base hit to right! Corners, one out.

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 03:00 PM
Dickerson is the tying run. He takes a slider for a strike. Then a curveball for another one. Fastball's outside. Another evens the count, but Chris goes down swinging at a neck-high number one for out number two.

OnBaseMachine
09-04-2008, 03:01 PM
Kepp RBI double off the wall. 5-3.

Matt700wlw
09-04-2008, 03:01 PM
Keppinger drives one in with a double (which he stood there and watched, thinking it may go foul)

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 03:02 PM
Keppinger fouls off the first pitch, but comes up with the big hit on the next one! The double scores Castillo and moves Ramirez to third. 5-3 Pirates.

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 03:02 PM
Out goes Gorzelanny and in comes flame-throwing, control-impaired ex-Indian and Mariner Jason Davis.

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 03:06 PM
Phillips has a chance to be clutch here. He falls behind 0-2 after fouling off a pair of sliders. He pops up to shallow right, ending the inning.

5-3 Pirates after 4.

OnBaseMachine
09-04-2008, 03:13 PM
Ramirez finally K's McLouth on a nasty changeup on about the 12th pitch of the atbat.

Matt700wlw
09-04-2008, 03:13 PM
So Soto worked with Ramirez too....good to know :)

I throw whatever money I can to keep him around full-time (but it's not my money)

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 03:13 PM
Top of 5. Ramirez back for another go.

Ramon fights with McLouth for a while, running the count full by alternating fastballs and changeups. Nate fouls off six straight offerings before Ramirez sneaks a change by him for strike three on pitch #11!

OnBaseMachine
09-04-2008, 03:14 PM
Where was that 1-2 pitch to Gomez?

cumberlandreds
09-04-2008, 03:14 PM
Marty is saying Soto helped Ramirez with his change. The Reds need to back the Brinks truck up to Soto's house and make him an offer he can't refuse to be the pitching coach.

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 03:15 PM
Gomez works the count to 1-1 before Ramirez gets a slider over for a called strike. Chris ends up lining out to right. Two down.

OnBaseMachine
09-04-2008, 03:16 PM
Another 1-2-3 inning by Ramirez.

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 03:17 PM
Mientkiewicz watches three changeups, two of which are called strikes. A fourth is fouled away. A fifth is grounded to Votto at first to end the inning.

Either Gameday is screwy or that's way too many of those to be throwing. Might want to mix it up a little more...

cumberlandreds
09-04-2008, 03:18 PM
Another 1-2-3 inning by Ramirez.


And he didn't start because..........................................: confused:

Matt700wlw
09-04-2008, 03:19 PM
And he didn't start because..........................................: confused:

Dusty's out of datable daugthers????

:dunno:

OnBaseMachine
09-04-2008, 03:19 PM
Votto with an opposite field homerun to begin the 5th inning! #17 for Votto.

Matt700wlw
09-04-2008, 03:20 PM
VOTTO!!

:jump:

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 03:20 PM
Bottom of 5.

Votto bounces back from those two strikeouts by slamming the first Davis pitch over the wall in left-center for homer #17! 5-4 Pirates.

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 03:22 PM
Encarnacion gets ahead in the count, eventually working it full. He's then Rudied by a 92-mph fastball (ouch) to bring up Bruce.

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 03:24 PM
Lefties are hitting .345 off Davis this year.

Jay takes a changeup for a strike, then another for a ball. He grounds into a 3-6-3 double play, erasing Edwin and making it two outs, nobody on.

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 03:25 PM
On comes Hanigan, 0-for-2 with a couple of flyouts.

Slider's low and outside, ball one. Fastball's low. Fastball's high and inside. Again inside, and that's a four-pitch walk.

Inning continues for Castillo.

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 03:27 PM
Wilkin hasn't waited long in either of his at-bats.

A wild pitch on the first offering from Davis puts Hanigan in scoring position. Castillo then swings through a high fastball before hitting a looper to LF for the third out.

5-4 Pirates after 5.

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 03:30 PM
Ramirez dispatches Michaels to begin the sixth on a roller to Encarnacion.

OnBaseMachine
09-04-2008, 03:36 PM
Another 1-2-3 inning by Ramirez. He's retired all nine hitters he's faced.

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 03:36 PM
Ramon falls behind 3-1 to LaRoche. Andy fouls off a fastball to run it full. He then fouls off the next four. On pitch #10, he grounds out to short.

Pearce grounds out hard to third to end the inning.

5-4 Pirates after 5.5.

Matt700wlw
09-04-2008, 03:37 PM
Ramirez done after 3 PERFECT innings...

OnBaseMachine
09-04-2008, 03:38 PM
Andy Phillips pinch hits for Ramirez. I would have left Ramirez in...

Matt700wlw
09-04-2008, 03:39 PM
Me too....

cumberlandreds
09-04-2008, 03:40 PM
Me too....

Me three. :)

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 03:40 PM
Righty Jesse Chavez replaces Davis to begin the sixth. Brandon Moss replaces Steve Pearce in RF.

Andy Phillips pinch-hitting for Ramirez. Ramon retired all nine hitters he faced on 46 pitches, striking out two.

Phillips runs the count full, then punches a single up the middle. Dickerson up.

Matt700wlw
09-04-2008, 03:43 PM
Dickerson just keeps on hitting...and hitting...and hitting...and hitting



Now...do you trade him or keep him? His value is through the roof right now, and his minor league numbers would suggest that he won't be this type of player...at least offensively.

That's the tough decision that WJ gets paid to make...

OnBaseMachine
09-04-2008, 03:43 PM
Dickerson singles. First and second and nobody out. With the way Kepp has hit lately I'd bunt him.

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 03:44 PM
Chris falls behind 1-2 after taking a fastball right down Broadway. He fouls another one off and catches a hanging slider, sending it to center for another base hit!

Two on and nobody out for Keppinger!

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 03:48 PM
I'd bunt Keppinger too. Chavez is in his third major-league appearance.

Instead Jeff takes a fastball down the middle of the plate, takes a ball low, and another one juuust off the plate. 2-1. A fourth straight heater IS BUNTED! The sacrifice works to perfection, with both runners moving up for Brandon Phillips.

OnBaseMachine
09-04-2008, 03:48 PM
Sac bunt by Kepp and Phillips ties the game with a RBI groundout. 5-5.

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 03:49 PM
Phillips hacks at the first pitch and grounds hard to Gomez at second- good enough to score the tying run. It's a new ballgame, tied at 5!

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 03:49 PM
On comes lefty Sean Burnett to replace Chavez. Votto steps in.

edabbs44
09-04-2008, 03:53 PM
Dickerson just keeps on hitting...and hitting...and hitting...and hitting



Now...do you trade him or keep him? His value is through the roof right now, and his minor league numbers would suggest that he won't be this type of player...at least offensively.

That's the tough decision that WJ gets paid to make...

The only problem is that other teams are privy to those minor league numbers as well.

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 03:54 PM
Joey grounds out to short to end the inning.

Tied at 5 after 6!

cumberlandreds
09-04-2008, 03:55 PM
Massett in to pitch for the Reds.

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 03:55 PM
Nick Masset on to pitch the seventh.

He gets the ridiculously impatient Cruz to fly out on the first pitch. One down.

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 03:57 PM
Called strike to the catcher Chavez, then the second pitch is grounded to Votto. 3-1 putout is the second out of the inning.

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 03:57 PM
Masset then brutalizes Brandon Moss on three straight swinging breaking balls.

5-5 tie after 6.5.

OnBaseMachine
09-04-2008, 03:59 PM
Masset has been fairly impressive since coming over in the trade.

OnBaseMachine
09-04-2008, 04:01 PM
Reds pitchers have retired 16 straight batters.

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 04:01 PM
Encarnacion leads off the seventh against Burnett. He takes a couple of strikes, but comes back to work the count full. But Sean whiffs him on a fastball inside for the first out.

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 04:03 PM
Bruce gets ahead 3-1 in the count before grounding to first on a low fastball. Two outs.

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 04:06 PM
Hanigan takes a strike, then lays off the next three. Burnett catches the corner to run the count full. Ryan fouls one off before flying out to center.

5-5 tie after 7.

OnBaseMachine
09-04-2008, 04:06 PM
That 3-1 strike call on Hanigan was six to eight inches outside. Should have been ball four. You were right Frank Thomas.

Matt700wlw
09-04-2008, 04:08 PM
...And there it goes.

Matt700wlw
09-04-2008, 04:09 PM
The only problem is that other teams are privy to those minor league numbers as well.

True.


I guess it's a better question if it were the deadline and not the end of the year...

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 04:09 PM
Masset is back for the eighth against some better hitters.

Two pitches in, Nate McLouth sends his 24th homer of 2008 over the right-center field wall to put Pittsburgh back in the lead.

oneupper
09-04-2008, 04:10 PM
I like Hanigan a lot. He works the count and always seems to make his AB count. Castillo, however, on the other hand, looks like he won't be walking much.

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 04:12 PM
Masset gets ahead 0-2 on Gomez but then runs the count full by missing low and outside with a trio of sliders. Finally he whiffs him for out number one.

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 04:15 PM
Another full count on Mientkiewicz. This time Masset misses badly with a slider and puts him on.

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 04:18 PM
Michaels grounds into a 6-3 double play to end the inning.

6-5 Pirates after 7.5.

OnBaseMachine
09-04-2008, 04:21 PM
Castillo walks to begin the 8th.

Matt700wlw
09-04-2008, 04:22 PM
Valentin called back so CP can PH....

I would think he'd be bunting....





...and it's a single!

OnBaseMachine
09-04-2008, 04:23 PM
Beautiful bunt single by Patterson.

OnBaseMachine
09-04-2008, 04:24 PM
Dickerson sac bunt. I disagree with bunting there. Dickerson is crushing the ball whereas Kepp is an automatic out these days.

OnBaseMachine
09-04-2008, 04:26 PM
Wild pitch scores Castillo. 6-6. Patterson to 3rd.

OnBaseMachine
09-04-2008, 04:27 PM
Keppinger walks. Pitching change.

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 04:31 PM
The Reds tie the score again versus recent trade pickup Craig Hansen! Castillo led off with a walk (!), then pinch-hitter Corey Patterson bunted his way aboard to put runners at first and second. Dickerson moved the runners along with a bunt of his own, then Hansen drove the run in on his own by uncorking a wild pitch. Keppinger walked, bringing up Phillips to face new pitcher TJ Beam with men on the corners and one out.

OnBaseMachine
09-04-2008, 04:33 PM
Votto with a bases loaded RBI single! 7-6 Reds.

Matt700wlw
09-04-2008, 04:35 PM
Insurance run!

OnBaseMachine
09-04-2008, 04:36 PM
EdE sac fly makes it 8-6. Bruce popped out to end the inning.

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 04:36 PM
Phillips is hit by a pitch and then Votto singles to score Patterson and give the Reds their first lead of the afternoon! Encarnacion follows with a sac-fly to make it 8-6 before Bruce ends the inning with a pop-up.

8-6 Reds as we head to the ninth.

Tony Cloninger
09-04-2008, 04:37 PM
Good thing that Phillips was hit (but not badly) beacuse his Rolando Roomes batting like style/ways are really tiring.

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 04:39 PM
Man, was Castillo lucky that Chavez' throw to the plate was high, or else he's tagged out. Good thing on top of that that Hansen was watching the ball and so he slapped his glove down on the plate without seeing where Wilkin's hand was.

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 04:40 PM
Now Francisco Cordero comes on for the ninth. Pinch-hitter Nyjer Morgan, the pitcher's spot, and Cruz.

Cordero whiffs Morgan swinging, and Adam LaRoche comes up to pinch-hit.

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 04:42 PM
Adam grounds to Votto on a 2-2 changeup. Two down.

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 04:42 PM
Freddy Sanchez in to pinch-hit for the hapless Luis Cruz.

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 04:44 PM
Cordero walks the free-swinging Sanchez on four straight pitches, bringing up the tying run in Raul Chavez.

CTA513
09-04-2008, 04:46 PM
Cordero walks the free-swinging Sanchez on four straight pitches, bringing up the tying run in Raul Chavez.

2 run lead and you walk Sanchez on 4 pitches?

:barf:

OnBaseMachine
09-04-2008, 04:47 PM
Slow roller to Phillips who barehands the ball and throws it away. Tough play but he usually makes that play.

OnBaseMachine
09-04-2008, 04:48 PM
Reds win 8-6.

Doc. Scott
09-04-2008, 04:49 PM
On comes a fourth-straight pinch-hitter, Ryan Doumit. He gets an infield hit to second, with the lead runner moving up after a throwing error for Brandon Phillips.

Bixler pinch-running for Doumit. Up comes Brandon Moss.

Slider, called strike. Fastball's low and outside. Change is high and outside. Waves at a slider, 2-2! 98-mph fastball stays down, running it full. Moss hits it hard... but Votto is there to record the out and wrap this one up!

Sure, it's the Pirates- and their lineup today was just brutal- but the Reds showed some of them still care in a comeback 8-6 victory. Cincinnati salvages one in this home series.

Tony Cloninger
09-04-2008, 04:50 PM
Why is Brandon smiling? Quit try to style for points.....that was Javier Valentin's brother running to 1st.

And what was Brantley droning on about the runner going from 1st to 3rd for?? It's not the tying run.

Matt700wlw
09-04-2008, 04:51 PM
A win....whatever that is

;)

NJReds
09-04-2008, 04:53 PM
I know what the rules say, but Ramirez deserved the win today a heck of a lot more than Masset.

Spring~Fields
09-04-2008, 05:03 PM
Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 6 0
Cincinnati 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 3 X 8 12 1


Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Pittsburgh
- A. LaRoche grounded out to third, N. McLouth scored, C. Gomez to third, D. Mientkiewicz to second
- S. Pearce singled to center, C. Gomez and D. Mientkiewicz scored

Top 2nd: Pittsburgh
- C. Gomez homered to deep left, R. Chavez scored

Bot 2nd: Cincinnati
- J. Bruce homered to deep right

Bot 3rd: Cincinnati - J. Keppinger hit sacrifice fly to center, J. Fogg scored

Bot 4th: Cincinnati - J. Keppinger doubled to deep left, W. Castillo scored, R. Ramirez to third

Bot 5th: Cincinnati
- J. Votto homered to deep left

Bot 6th: Cincinnati - B. Phillips grounded out to second, A. Phillips scored, C. Dickerson to third

Top 8th: Pittsburgh
- N. McLouth homered to deep right

Bot 8th: Cincinnati
- W. Castillo scored, C. Patterson to third on wild pitch
- J. Votto singled to right, C. Patterson scored, J. Keppinger to third, B. Phillips to second
- E. Encarnacion hit sacrifice fly to deep center, J. Keppinger scored, B. Phillips to third

Batting Cincinnati
2B - C Dickerson (8, T Gorzelanny); J Fogg (1, T Gorzelanny); W Castillo (1, T Gorzelanny); J Keppinger (19, T Gorzelanny).

HR - J Bruce (15, 2nd inning off T Gorzelanny 0 on, 1 Out), J Votto (17, 5th inning off J Davis 0 on, 0 Out).

S - J Keppinger , C Dickerson.

SF - E Encarnacion , J Keppinger.

RBI - J Bruce (42), J Keppinger 2 (35), J Votto 2 (67), B Phillips (77), E Encarnacion (59).

2-out RBI - J Keppinger.

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - B Phillips 2, W Castillo 1, J Votto 2, J Bruce 3.

GIDP - J Bruce.

Team LOB - 10.

Fielding
E - B Phillips (7, throw).

DP - 1 (J Keppinger-J Votto).

Batting Pittsburgh
HR - C Gomez (1, 2nd inning off J Fogg 1 on, 2 Out), N Mclouth (24, 8th inning off N Masset 0 on, 0 Out).

S - T Gorzelanny.

RBI - An LaRoche (14), S Pearce 2 (9), C Gomez 2 (20), N McLouth (79).

2-out RBI - S Pearce 2, C Gomez 2.

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - B Moss 1.

GIDP - J Michaels.

Team LOB - 3.

Fielding
DP - 1 (D Mientkiewicz-L Cruz-D Mientkiewicz).

Pitching


Pittsburgh
Gorzelanny 3.2 7 3 3 2 5 1 6.64
J. Davis 1.1 1 1 1 1 0 1 5.46
J. Chavez 0.2 2 1 1 0 0 0 8.10 (BS, 1)
S. Burnett 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.06
C. Hansen 0.1 1 3 3 2 0 0 10.45 (L, 0-3; BS, 2)
T.J. Beam 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.89

Cincinnati
J. Fogg 3.0 4 5 5 1 1 1 7.58
R. Ramirez 3.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.70
N. Masset 2.0 1 1 1 1 2 1 2.20 (W, 1-0)
F. Cordero 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.52 (S, 27)


WP - T Gorzelanny, J Davis, C Hansen.

HBP - N McLouth (by J Fogg); E Encarnacion (by J Davis); B Phillips (by T Beam).

Pitches-strikes - T Gorzelanny 82-48; J Davis 20-10; J Chavez 16-10; S Burnett 23-12; C Hansen 11-3; T Beam 10-7; J Fogg 59-37; R Ramirez 46-33; N Masset 25-17; F Cordero 24-13.

Ground balls-fly balls - T Gorzelanny 1-5; J Davis 2-2; J Chavez 2-0; S Burnett 2-1; C Hansen 1-0; T Beam 0-2; J Fogg 4-4; R Ramirez 4-3; N Masset 3-1; F Cordero 2-0.

Batters faced - T Gorzelanny 20; J Davis 6; J Chavez 4; S Burnett 4; C Hansen 4; T Beam 4; J Fogg 15; R Ramirez 9; N Masset 7; F Cordero 5.

Time: 3:14.
Attendance: 20,626.

redsmetz
09-04-2008, 05:05 PM
Marty commented just now that this would be the last game this season for the announcer from Louisville. He said he did a good job and I'd like to echo that. He's a "meat and potatoes" sort of announcer, but he filled in well and is a welcome addition to the broadcasting staff.

Spring~Fields
09-04-2008, 05:09 PM
Marty commented just now that this would be the last game this season for the announcer from Louisville. He said he did a good job and I'd like to echo that. He's a "meat and potatoes" sort of announcer, but he filled in well and is a welcome addition to the broadcasting staff.

You're right I thought that he did a nice job also. Easy to listen to also.


We still need to get MattWLW promoted though, I want him to take over sports talk.

Matt700wlw
09-04-2008, 05:51 PM
You're right I thought that he did a nice job also. Easy to listen to also.


We still need to get MattWLW promoted though, I want him to take over sports talk.

Send letters! :D

reds44
09-04-2008, 06:11 PM
I'd like to see Castillo in LF the rest of the year.

PuffyPig
09-04-2008, 06:18 PM
I'd like to see Castillo in LF the rest of the year.

Other than getting Paterson out of the lineup, Castillo in LF is a big yawn for me.

He has no chance to play there on a regular basis as he doesn't hit enough.

I expect him to be a utility player next year, so he needs to catch some and generally show what he can do at a number of positions.

bucksfan
09-04-2008, 10:27 PM
Did the Reds get 4-for-4 production from the 9 slot? I imagine that does not happen too often in the NL?

cumberlandreds
09-05-2008, 09:44 AM
Marty commented just now that this would be the last game this season for the announcer from Louisville. He said he did a good job and I'd like to echo that. He's a "meat and potatoes" sort of announcer, but he filled in well and is a welcome addition to the broadcasting staff.

He did seem very good. You could follow the action with him. You can't always do that when Marty is announcing.

membengal
09-05-2008, 12:42 PM
I was a huge fan of his this year, and would love for them to add him to the radio team to do PBP with Marty, moving Brantley to color solely, where he is fine, and away from PBP, where he is not fine.