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OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 03:22 PM
REDS

Jerry Hairston Jr. CF

Jeff Keppinger 2B

Joey Votto 1B

Andy Phillips 3B

Jay Bruce RF

Jolbert Cabrera LF

Ryan Hanigan C

Paul Janish SS

Johnny Cueto RHP (8-3, 4.68)



BREWERS

Mike Cameron CF

Craig Counsell 3B

Ryan Braun LF

Prince Fielder 1B

JJ Hardy SS

Corey Hart RF

Rickie Weeks 2B

Jason Kendall C

CC Sabathia LHP (9-1, 1.82)

I'm sort of surprised to see Votto in there today...he's 0-for-9 with seven strikeouts in his career vs Sabathia.

Matt700wlw
09-20-2008, 04:44 PM
Put on a good show, boys! 15% of the country is watching!

Matt700wlw
09-20-2008, 04:49 PM
I enjoy listening to Jim Kelch

Reds Fanatic
09-20-2008, 04:50 PM
This is the first time Sabathia has started on 3 days rest.

Matt700wlw
09-20-2008, 04:54 PM
Maybe the Votto/Bruce show will continue

Matt700wlw
09-20-2008, 04:57 PM
Full counts all day won't work

Matt700wlw
09-20-2008, 05:00 PM
Gets the side out!

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 05:02 PM
Full counts all day won't work

He got squeezed on that 0-2 pitch to Cameron.

Matt700wlw
09-20-2008, 05:03 PM
Bronson's a dork :lol:

Reds Fanatic
09-20-2008, 05:06 PM
Leadoff hit for Hairston.

Reds Fanatic
09-20-2008, 05:09 PM
3 straight hits and the Reds lead 1-0 on a Votto RBI single.

Kc61
09-20-2008, 05:09 PM
Jerry "can't wait to see him leave, he's about to revert to form, he's Dusty's guy, we can do better" Hairston gets a single off Sabathia to increase his .390 OBP and .332 average. Keppinger "it's not the injury, he's reverting to form, let's get rid of him" also singles.

And then Joey Votto, who looks like a tremendous young hitter, the kind the Reds have been lacking, singles home the run.

No homers. No balls hit to the moon. No walks. Just hits and a run.

Matt700wlw
09-20-2008, 05:12 PM
Votto is going to have a GREAT career....and I hope its here for a long time

Matt700wlw
09-20-2008, 05:14 PM
I almost went down to the yard today....nice day, off work...I should have

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 05:16 PM
Keppinger "it's not the injury, he's reverting to form, let's get rid of him" also singles.


I'm sorry, but that single doesn't make up for how putrid he's been since June.

Nice to see Votto get off the hook against Sabathia with a nice line drive single.

Kc61
09-20-2008, 05:16 PM
Votto is going to have a GREAT career....and I hope its here for a long time

Agree.

The Reds would be making a huge error if they let Hairston walk. What a year this guy is having and, by all accounts, it's simply a matter of being more selective at the plate. Whether he splits a position, platoons, or is the first guy off the bench, he has been terrific and should be kept.

He is consistent like Hatteberg, but adds much more since he can play many positions.

It would be a huge loss to let him go, regardless of his baseball card, and even with his tendency to get injured.

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 05:19 PM
Fielder bounces out on the second pitch of the second inning.

Kc61
09-20-2008, 05:20 PM
I'm sorry, but that single doesn't make up for how putrid he's been since June.

Nice to see Votto get off the hook against Sabathia with a nice line drive single.

I agree that Kepp hasn't done well lately and generally has been less than stellar against righties. I would be happy to retain him, but only as a backup. Still, I think Kepp was set back by his injury and hasn't been the same.

I do appreciate Kepp's play with the Reds overall, with all the shortsop injuries he has been very helpful to them.

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 05:20 PM
Hardy flies out.

Matt700wlw
09-20-2008, 05:20 PM
Rather dispersed crowd...

Reds Fanatic
09-20-2008, 05:21 PM
Another 1-2-3 inning for Cueto.

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 05:21 PM
I agree that Kepp hasn't done well lately and generally has been less than stellar against righties. I would be happy to retain him, but only as a backup. Still, I think Kepp was set back by his injury and hasn't been the same.

I do appreciate Kepp's play with the Reds overall, with all the shortsop injuries he has been very helpful to them.

I have no problem with keeping him as a backup.

Hart grounds out on the first pitch. Johnny's stuff still isn't as sharp since coming back.

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 05:29 PM
1-0 Reds after two innings.

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 05:31 PM
Jolbert Cabrera allows a lead off single to begin the third inning. Sheesh. Jolbert Cabrera is not an outfielder.

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 05:33 PM
Kendall flies out to Hairston for the first out.

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 05:35 PM
Jeff Keppinger is just a liability in the field everywhere isn't he? Sabathia hits what should have been a doubleplay but somehow Keppinger can't get to the ball and it goes into center field. First and third with one out for Cameron. The REds defense have turned two outs into two singles this inning.

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 05:37 PM
Cameron pops out. Two outs.

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 05:39 PM
Cueto gets Counsell to fly out and end the threat. 1-0 Reds after 2 1/2.

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 05:46 PM
Sabathia has retired nine straight. 1-0 Reds after three innings. Braun/Fielder/Hardy due up in the 4th inning.

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 05:49 PM
Cueto doesn't have his put away slider today.

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 05:50 PM
Braun singles on a 2-2 fastball. I hate that pitch selection there. Braun eats fastballs for breakfast. I figure this will be the inning they get to Cueto, he just doesn't have his put away stuff.

Degenerate39
09-20-2008, 05:50 PM
That gun has to be juiced it said Cueto hit 101.

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 05:54 PM
RBI double by Fielder. I still can't get past that pitch selection to Braun. He had an 0-2 count and threw nothing but fastballs. Should have buried some breaking stuff and forced him to chase. I wonder who is calling pitches?

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 05:56 PM
Again, 0-2 count on Hart and they go back to the fastball.

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 05:57 PM
Hart bloop singles, Hairston throws Fielder out at the plate by a mile.

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 06:00 PM
Weeks triples on a 0-2 count. 2-1 Brewers. I'll never understand why the Reds continue sending Cueto out there post injury when his stuff is clearly not the same.

HokieRed
09-20-2008, 06:01 PM
This 0-2 stuff has happened with Cueto before. Pitch calling sometimes makes no sense on this club.

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 06:09 PM
Cueto has actually been tough on 0-2 counts this year (.381 OPS) but that's because of his filthy slider. Since coming back from his injury his slider has flatted out a bit. He'll be fine with rest.

Sabathia just got a very generous strike call at Cabrera's ankles. I wish Cueto was getting that strikezone today.

Matt700wlw
09-20-2008, 06:12 PM
Is there a slap myself smiley? I just allowed myself to get into a political debate with my parents....and we have different views but (i hope) similar values....I should have been watching baseball :bang:

Matt700wlw
09-20-2008, 06:13 PM
Come on, Cueto

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 06:17 PM
Cueto K's Sabathia and Cameron to begin the 5th inning.

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 06:18 PM
And then he drills the light hitting Counsell with Braun on deck.

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 06:22 PM
Braun grounds out to end the top half of the 5th inning.

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 06:27 PM
Janish flies out on a low 3-2 pitch to begin the 5th. The Reds haven't had a hit since Votto's RBI single in the first inning.

Until now. Cueto drops down a beautiful bunt single.

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 06:28 PM
Hairston pops out.

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 06:30 PM
Keppinger weakly grounds out. 2-1 Brewers after five innings. Fielder/Hardy/Hart due up. Tough inning.

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 06:35 PM
Bruce has been pulled from the game. He got HBP on the hand in the 4th inning. Patterson comes in to play CF and Hairston shifts to RF.

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 06:36 PM
Fielder flies out to begin the 6th inning.

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 06:38 PM
Hardy grounds out. Two outs.

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 06:42 PM
Hart K's. Very gutsy outing today by Johnny Cueto. He didn't have his strikeout pitch (slider) today but still managed to put together a very good start. He's at 102 pitches and lacking his best stuff so hopefully Dusty does the smart thing and pulls him

Cueto: 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 102 pitches.

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 06:43 PM
Cueto and Harang have got to be wondering where the run support is for them.

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 06:44 PM
Votto lines a 3-1 fastball into left field for a single to begin the 7th inning. He's 2-for-3 against Sabathia today.

Matt700wlw
09-20-2008, 06:44 PM
LOVING Votto

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 06:45 PM
Phillips is ahead 3-0 in the count.

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 06:47 PM
Phillips ahead 3-0. Called strike. Strike two. Foul. 3-2. Ball four! First and second with nobody out for Patterson. You gotta sac bunt with Patterson here.

Matt700wlw
09-20-2008, 06:49 PM
Patterson......does the job.

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 06:49 PM
Patterson bunts the first pitch foul. Patterson reaches on an error. Bases loaded and nobody out for Cabrera! Gotta score a couple runs here.

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 06:50 PM
Cabrera. What a joke. Bases loaded and nobody out and he swings at the first pitch which nearly hit him and pops it out. Watch them not score.

Matt700wlw
09-20-2008, 06:51 PM
Please the fans and the 15%!

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 06:51 PM
That was just a pathetic atbat by Cabrera. Why in the world is he playing anyways?

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 06:53 PM
Hanigan K's. Unbelievable. Bases loaded nobody out and they aren't going to score. Wow. I feel sorry for Cueto and Harang.

Matt700wlw
09-20-2008, 06:54 PM
Micah time!

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 06:55 PM
I nominate Jolbert Cabrera's atbat as the worst of the season. Bases loaded, nobody out, Sabathia is struggling to find his command, so what does Cabrera do? He swings at the first pitch that nearly hit his hands.

Matt700wlw
09-20-2008, 06:55 PM
OWINGS!

MrCinatit
09-20-2008, 06:56 PM
Wow - Micah Owings...guy hasn't even taken the mound for the Reds yet, but he has become quite a valuable commodity for the club so far.
2-run, two out single.

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 06:56 PM
Thank you for Micah Owings. 2-run single gives the Reds a 3-2 lead!

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 06:58 PM
Adam Rosales pinch hits for Cueto and singles in a run! 4-2 Reds. I like Rosales. He's going to be a solid player.

Matt700wlw
09-20-2008, 06:59 PM
Owings and Rosales giving Cueto a shot at victory......LOVE the young blood

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 07:00 PM
Hopefully the bullpen can hold this and get Cueto a much deserved win.

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 07:01 PM
Todd Coffey in to pitch.

Matt700wlw
09-20-2008, 07:02 PM
Coffey!

MrCinatit
09-20-2008, 07:03 PM
No offense to CoffeyBro, but I hope Todd gets bombed today :mooner:

CTA513
09-20-2008, 07:04 PM
Wow - Micah Owings...guy hasn't even taken the mound for the Reds yet, but he has become quite a valuable commodity for the club so far.
2-run, two out single.

He'll give the Reds an extra right handed bat off the bench and I hope he gets used next season like he has so far since joining the Reds.

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 07:04 PM
3-2 on Hairston. He K's swinging on a nasty slider. 4-2 Reds after six innings.

Matt700wlw
09-20-2008, 07:05 PM
coffey looked good

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 07:08 PM
Burton in to pitch the 7th inning.

Matt700wlw
09-20-2008, 07:08 PM
Come on JB

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 07:09 PM
I've gotta give Dusty credit - pinch hitting Owings for Janish was a great move.

Kc61
09-20-2008, 07:10 PM
I've gotta give Dusty credit - pinch hitting Owings for Janish was a great move.

I almost fell off my chair when I read that. Back to the game.

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 07:10 PM
Burton walks Weeks to begin the 7th inning. Burton just isn't right. He hasn't been the same since his oblique injury.

Kc61
09-20-2008, 07:12 PM
Burton walks Weeks to begin the 7th inning. Burton just isn't right. He hasn't been the same since his oblique injury.

While I disagree with you on Cueto, who I think is throwing quite well, and adding a new pitch at that --

I do agree with you on Burton. He just seems out of sync. Not sure he's still hurt, just seems to be mechanically messed up.

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 07:14 PM
Kendall flies out.

Matt700wlw
09-20-2008, 07:14 PM
I've gotta give Dusty credit - pinch hitting Owings for Janish was a great move.

Absolutely. Even if he would have struck out

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 07:14 PM
Nelson doubles off the wall. Second and third and only one out. Looks like yet another blown save coming up.

Kc61
09-20-2008, 07:15 PM
Burton is struggling. Hopefully he can hold on here with second and third and one out. Hope Dusty has a quick hook on Jared, who just isn't right.

Matt700wlw
09-20-2008, 07:15 PM
Some fat guy is giving JB trouble

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 07:15 PM
I'm turning the channel for this inning. I don't even want to see how they blow this one.

Matt700wlw
09-20-2008, 07:17 PM
Cubs are in...Im looking forward to the collapse

Kc61
09-20-2008, 07:17 PM
I'm turning the channel for this inning. I don't even want to see how they blow this one.

To update you, Cubs win to clinch, Burton gets a pop up for the second out, runners hold. Burton now lifted. Couldn't see who is coming in for him.

CTA513
09-20-2008, 07:18 PM
Some fat guy is giving JB trouble

Fielder is attacking pitchers again?

;)

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 07:19 PM
In the past few years when the Reds would blow a lead or lose a game in September I would just laugh it off. This year is different. I'm still in to every game even though the Reds aren't going anywhere. It's fun to see the young players playing well and progressing.

Matt700wlw
09-20-2008, 07:20 PM
Crap. Dusty's in a chess match

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 07:21 PM
Bray vs Hall. I don't like this matchup.

Kc61
09-20-2008, 07:22 PM
Crap. Dusty's in a chess match

Hey, Dusty wins the chess match as Bray gets Bill Hall.

Matt700wlw
09-20-2008, 07:22 PM
It works.

Kc61
09-20-2008, 07:23 PM
Bray vs Hall. I don't like this matchup.


I thought you weren't watching.

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 07:25 PM
I had the MLB boxscore pulled up. ;)

Nice job by Bray.

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 07:25 PM
Keppinger lines a single to left off Gagne to begin the 7th.

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 07:28 PM
Votto gets rung up on a 1-2 pitch that was about eight inches inside. You can tell which team is in contention and which team isn't just judging by the strikezone.

Kc61
09-20-2008, 07:28 PM
Votto called out on strikes on a pitch that was inside.

CTA513
09-20-2008, 07:29 PM
Keppinger lines a single to left off Gagne to begin the 7th.



$10 million for a ERA over 6.00 this season

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 07:34 PM
Phillips grounds into a doubleplay. 4-2 Reds after seven innings.

Matt700wlw
09-20-2008, 07:36 PM
Here's Iffy

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 07:38 PM
Good news. The X-Rays came back negative on Bruce's hand.

Kc61
09-20-2008, 07:39 PM
Nice leaping catch by Kepp on line drive by Braun. One down.

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 07:39 PM
Braun hits a bullet but right at Keppinger for the first out in the 8th.

Matt700wlw
09-20-2008, 07:39 PM
Keppy!

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 07:39 PM
Fielder flies out to Cabrera on the first pitch.

Kc61
09-20-2008, 07:40 PM
Fielder pops out.

Don't know the outcome here, but it's a lot easier to win when you get well pitched games.

Matt700wlw
09-20-2008, 07:41 PM
Lovely

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 07:42 PM
Hairston dives for a line drive and it gets past him for a triple.

Kc61
09-20-2008, 07:43 PM
Stormy escapes.

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 07:43 PM
Corey Hart flies out. 4-2 Reds after 7 1/2.

Matt700wlw
09-20-2008, 07:43 PM
Iffy gets out of it

Matt700wlw
09-20-2008, 07:46 PM
Corey will swing at anything

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 07:54 PM
Hanigan lines a two out single to left. Richar will pinch hit for Weathers.

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 07:57 PM
Richar flies out. 4-2 Reds after eight innings. Cordero has thrown 12 consecutive shutout innings - let's hope I didn't just jinx him.

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 08:00 PM
I jinxed him. Weeks homers. 4-3 now.

CTA513
09-20-2008, 08:00 PM
4-3 Reds after Weeks homers off Cordero to start the 9th

Red in Chicago
09-20-2008, 08:00 PM
Richar flies out. 4-2 Reds after eight innings. Cordero has thrown 12 consecutive shutout innings - let's hope I didn't just jinx him.

nice job ;)

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 08:02 PM
Kendall singles. Jeez. I should have kept my mouth shut.

oneupper
09-20-2008, 08:02 PM
Kendall singles. Jeez. I should have kept my mouth shut.

You type with your mouth open?

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 08:04 PM
You type with your mouth open?

:mooner:;)

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 08:05 PM
Gwynn lines out. One out.

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 08:07 PM
Cameron K's. Two outs.

Red in Chicago
09-20-2008, 08:07 PM
kepp really bugs me...sigh...

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 08:08 PM
Keppinger is an awful shortstop. Goodness. Game should be over but he botches a play. First and second two outs for Braun.

Red in Chicago
09-20-2008, 08:11 PM
why am i sitting here chewing my finger nails in a meaningless game?

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 08:11 PM
2-2 on Braun. Ball three. 3-2. Runners will be moving. Ball four. Bases loaded for Fielder.

Jocketty, please find us a shortstop.

Kc61
09-20-2008, 08:11 PM
Braun walks, they're loaded for Fielder.

Kepp. Wow.

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 08:12 PM
1-2 on Fielder. He K's!!! Filthy pitch! Reds win 4-3.

Kc61
09-20-2008, 08:13 PM
Coco really had Fielder fooled there. Very nice pitching in a tough situation.

Red in Chicago
09-20-2008, 08:13 PM
i love it...let's keep those cheese-heads out of the playoffs :)

OnBaseMachine
09-20-2008, 08:13 PM
Johnny Cueto was named Fox player of the game.

Spring~Fields
09-20-2008, 08:13 PM
Finally game over Reds win, I needed that one more than the Reds or Brewers :)

Kc61
09-20-2008, 08:14 PM
Dusty giving Bruce some pointers as they walk off the field. I may be the only one, but I like Dusty.

CTA513
09-20-2008, 08:15 PM
Dusty giving Bruce some pointers as they walk off the field. I may be the only one, but I like Dusty.

Im sure his family likes him.

:p:

Spring~Fields
09-20-2008, 08:17 PM
Im sure his family likes him.

:p:

I am pretty sure that KC is getting paid for his Dusty promotionals and testimonials. :D

WVRedsFan
09-20-2008, 08:38 PM
The Brewers remind me of the Reds of April, May, June, July, and most of August. They find ways to lose. Today it was bring CC out on three days rest. It will be something else tomorrow.

Matt700wlw
09-20-2008, 09:40 PM
Dusty giving Bruce some pointers as they walk off the field. I may be the only one, but I like Dusty.

'Dont clog the bases, son.'

PuffyPig
09-21-2008, 11:00 AM
The Brewers remind me of the Reds of April, May, June, July, and most of August. They find ways to lose. Today it was bring CC out on three days rest. It will be something else tomorrow.

Bringing out CC today meant he could get two more starts this season (in addition to Saturday's), instead of one.

It wasn't CC's fault today that the Brewers lost.

Hoosier Red
09-21-2008, 01:21 PM
He'll give the Reds an extra right handed bat off the bench and I hope he gets used next season like he has so far since joining the Reds.

I was thinking how useful Owings would be in a middle relief situation.
How many times have we seen a pitcher starting to struggle in the top of the 6th or 7th, but the manager is somewhat slow to get the hook because he doesn't want to burn a pitcher when the pitchers spot comes up in the bottom of the inning. Now, you bring in Owings, he bats for himself and then you can decide whether or not you want him to pitch in the next inning.

OnBaseMachine
09-21-2008, 02:06 PM
I can't believe there is only one week left in the season. That's sad. Baseball season flies.

OnBaseMachine
09-21-2008, 02:13 PM
Cameron K's on three pitches.

Degenerate39
09-21-2008, 02:15 PM
Cameron K's on three pitches.

Wrong thread