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Red in Chicago
09-24-2008, 08:16 PM
REDS
Jay Bruce rf
Jeff Keppinger ss
Joey Votto 1b
Edwin Encarnacion 3b
Jolbert Cabrera lf
Ryan Hanigan c
Corey Patterson cf
Paul Janish ss
Ramon Ramirez p

OnBaseMachine
09-24-2008, 09:07 PM
Votto lines a two out single to RF. Hopefully it's not overturned or ruled an error.;)

Degenerate39
09-24-2008, 09:07 PM
Okay George how was the video feed of Votto's home run last night not conclusive? You see it hit the top of the yellow line on the fence.

OnBaseMachine
09-24-2008, 09:09 PM
It was a home run George. Watch the video.

OnBaseMachine
09-24-2008, 09:09 PM
No score after a half inning.

OnBaseMachine
09-24-2008, 09:17 PM
Not a good start for Ramirez. Matsui singles and steals 2nd and then Ramirez walks the light hitting Bourn.

nate
09-24-2008, 09:18 PM
Chat is open!

OnBaseMachine
09-24-2008, 09:19 PM
Tejada grounds into a doubleplay. Nice. Two outs now.

OnBaseMachine
09-24-2008, 09:21 PM
Berkman homers. 2-0 Astros. With two outs and a runner on third base and Blum on deck, why in the world do you pitch to Berkman there? Blum is awful. Walk Berkman and face Blum.

Chip R
09-24-2008, 09:21 PM
Welcome to the club, Ramon.

Hoosier Red
09-24-2008, 09:24 PM
Well he's officially a Reds pitcher now.

OnBaseMachine
09-24-2008, 09:25 PM
2-0 Astros after one inning.

RedsManRick
09-24-2008, 09:27 PM
Tough inning for Ramon. Both Bourn and Blum fouled off a number of good pitches before drawing walks. Makes me wonder about his stuff though if he can't get swings and misses.

OnBaseMachine
09-24-2008, 09:33 PM
Back to back two out singles by Patterson and Janish. Ramirez is up.

OnBaseMachine
09-24-2008, 09:35 PM
Ramirez K's. 2-0 Astros after 1 1/2.

OnBaseMachine
09-24-2008, 09:39 PM
Wigginton singles to begin the 2nd. Ramirez made him look foolish with a changeup on the previous pitch but decided to come back with a fastball and Wigginton lined it into RF for a single.

OnBaseMachine
09-24-2008, 09:41 PM
Quintero grounds into a force out. Keppinger has had problems at second base tonight with the doubleplay.

Wolf pops out.

OnBaseMachine
09-24-2008, 09:43 PM
Matsui flies out to the warning track in CF. 2-0 Astros after two innings.

WVRedsFan
09-24-2008, 09:47 PM
Boy, is Jay Bruce ever in a funk. He looks clueless at the plate against leftys. Of course, most of the team does.

It seems like other teams roll out the southpaws when we come to town.

OnBaseMachine
09-24-2008, 09:48 PM
Votto draws a two out walk.

OnBaseMachine
09-24-2008, 09:50 PM
EdE grounds into a force out. It looks like it's gonna be a long night for the offense. 2-0 Astros after 2 1/2.

WVRedsFan
09-24-2008, 09:50 PM
George loves nicknames. I doubt most people know who "Kitty" was.

Roll out, pop out, walk, roll out (not hit hard at all). 2-0 Astros after 2 1/2.

OnBaseMachine
09-24-2008, 09:57 PM
Ramirez throws a 1-2-3 third inning. He doesn't seem to have his strikeout stuff tonight like he did in his first four appearances.

2-0 Astros after three innings.

OnBaseMachine
09-24-2008, 10:02 PM
Cabrera gets rung up on a low 3-2 pitch. Too bad Ramirez isn't getting that the strikezone as Wolf. RR threw a 1-0 pitch to Berkman on the corner last inning that was called a ball.

OnBaseMachine
09-24-2008, 10:06 PM
Hanigan singles, Patterson grounds out, and Janish walks. Two on for Ramirez with two outs.

dougdirt
09-24-2008, 10:08 PM
Anyone watching on TV remember what the Aflac trivia question was? I swear it said the only pair of Reds teammates with 40 doubles and 30 HR in the same season, but that can't be it because thats only happened twice ever in the Reds franchise and it was years apart.

OnBaseMachine
09-24-2008, 10:08 PM
Ramirez grounds out. 2-0 Astros after 3 1/2.

OnBaseMachine
09-24-2008, 10:09 PM
Anyone watching on TV remember what the Aflac trivia question was? I swear it said the only pair of Reds teammates with 40 doubles and 30 HR in the same season, but that can't be it because thats only happened twice ever in the Reds franchise and it was years apart.

I'm pretty sure the question said name the two Reds with 40+ doubles and 30+ homers in a season.

dougdirt
09-24-2008, 10:12 PM
I'm pretty sure the question said name the two Reds with 40+ doubles and 30+ homers in a season.

Oh ok. Well in that case, I got one right and one wrong. Darn.

OnBaseMachine
09-24-2008, 10:13 PM
I know Frank Robinson is one. I can't think of the other player.

Blum K's to begin the 4th.

OnBaseMachine
09-24-2008, 10:16 PM
Pence walks and steals 2nd. It looks like they have had Pence picked off but Keppinger dropped the ball.

dougdirt
09-24-2008, 10:16 PM
I know Frank Robinson is one. I can't think of the other player.

Blum K's to begin the 4th.

I missed him, because I knew the other guy for a fact and guessed a teammate of his because I thought the question was two teammates.

dougdirt
09-24-2008, 10:17 PM
Paul Janish does play smart/good defense at shortstop.

OnBaseMachine
09-24-2008, 10:17 PM
Wigginton grounds to Janish, Pence tries to advance to third and gets thrown out. Two outs.

Red in Chicago
09-24-2008, 10:20 PM
junior hit another home run tonight :)

OnBaseMachine
09-24-2008, 10:20 PM
Quintero K's to end the inning. 2-0 Astros after four innings.

OnBaseMachine
09-24-2008, 10:22 PM
Frank Robinson and Dave Parker were the answers to the trivia question.

OnBaseMachine
09-24-2008, 10:24 PM
George says Bruce's hand still isn't 100%.

OnBaseMachine
09-24-2008, 10:26 PM
After Bruce K's, Keppinger singles and Votto doubles to left. Votto is on fire right now. Second and third and only one out for EdE. Need to score here.

AmarilloRed
09-24-2008, 10:27 PM
Keppinger singles, Votto doubles. Runners on second and third with one out.

AmarilloRed
09-24-2008, 10:28 PM
Edwin grounds out, 2 out.

OnBaseMachine
09-24-2008, 10:30 PM
Cabrera K's. Second and third with one out and they fail to score. Reds have stranded eight runners through five innings.

2-0 Astros after 4 1/2.

AmarilloRed
09-24-2008, 10:30 PM
Cabrera strikes out. 2-0 Astros.

Kc61
09-24-2008, 10:30 PM
Haven't watched much tonight, but Randy Wolf could be pitching himself onto the Reds for next year.

WVRedsFan
09-24-2008, 10:33 PM
junior hit another home run tonight :)

Junior, where are you when we need your bat. In flipping Chicago. My kingdom for some offense. Please.

OnBaseMachine
09-24-2008, 10:34 PM
Junior, where are you when we need your bat. In flipping Chicago. My kingdom for some offense. Please.

I love Griff too, but keeping him around wouldn't have helped. He's barely OPSing above .700 since the trade.

Wolf K's to begin the 5th.

AmarilloRed
09-24-2008, 10:35 PM
Ramirez got his third strikeout, one out. Matsui got a popup single.

OnBaseMachine
09-24-2008, 10:35 PM
Matsui bloops a single to left.

OnBaseMachine
09-24-2008, 10:37 PM
Matsui gets caught stealing. Perfect throw by Hanigan. Two outs.

RedFanAlways1966
09-24-2008, 10:38 PM
Wow. Hanigan can throw out runners. Matsui gets a hell of a jump and Hanigan throws it perfectly to nail him. All hail the arm of Hanigan.

OnBaseMachine
09-24-2008, 10:39 PM
Bourn K's. Ramirez had zero K's through three innings but has four in the last two innings. 2-0 Astros after five innings.

AmarilloRed
09-24-2008, 10:39 PM
Ramirez got his 4th strikeout to end the inning.

Matt700wlw
09-24-2008, 10:39 PM
junior hit another home run tonight :)

So that's 3 since he left?

OnBaseMachine
09-24-2008, 10:45 PM
Hanigan flies out and Patterson grounds out. Janish doubles which means Ramirez will be pinch hit for.

AmarilloRed
09-24-2008, 10:45 PM
Janish just hit a double with 2 out.

OnBaseMachine
09-24-2008, 10:46 PM
Another solid start for Ramirez: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 4 K, 88 pitches. He pitched extremely well in his five appearances (27 innings) with the Reds.

OnBaseMachine
09-24-2008, 10:48 PM
Rosales gets ahead 3-0, takes a strike and then flies out in front of the warning track in RF. 2-0 Astros after 5 1/2.

AmarilloRed
09-24-2008, 10:48 PM
Rosales flies out to end the inning.

OnBaseMachine
09-24-2008, 10:51 PM
Here are Ramirez's final stats for the 2008 season:

27 IP, 17 H, 3 HR, 11 BB/21 K, 2.67 ERA

OnBaseMachine
09-24-2008, 10:56 PM
Affeldt throws a 1-2-3 6th inning with two ground outs and a strikeout. 2-0 Astros after six.

AmarilloRed
09-24-2008, 10:56 PM
Affeldt pitches a scoreless 6th inning.

OnBaseMachine
09-24-2008, 10:58 PM
Wolf still in the game. Bruce doubles to left to begin the 7th inning.

Matt700wlw
09-24-2008, 11:04 PM
Did George just call him 'Wolfie?'

OnBaseMachine
09-24-2008, 11:09 PM
Bruce's lead off double goes to waste. 2-0 Astros after 6 1/2. Another well pitched game by the Reds but it appears it will go to waste.

AmarilloRed
09-24-2008, 11:10 PM
Mike Lincoln in to pitch the 7th.

OnBaseMachine
09-24-2008, 11:12 PM
Jeff Keppinger is so slow getting to the ball. As hard as that ball was hit there's no way Pence should beat that out. I've yet to see a position on the field where Keppinger can play solid defense.

OnBaseMachine
09-24-2008, 11:16 PM
BRUCE!!!!!!

Bruce robs Wigginton of a homer!!!

AmarilloRed
09-24-2008, 11:16 PM
Bruce robs Wigginton of a HR!!

Matt700wlw
09-24-2008, 11:16 PM
Bruce!

Matt700wlw
09-24-2008, 11:19 PM
Heeeeeeere's Dusty!

Matt700wlw
09-24-2008, 11:22 PM
Herrera in!

OnBaseMachine
09-24-2008, 11:23 PM
I miss Brandon Phillips. If he's playing second base this inning is over, instead two runners are on with two outs.

OnBaseMachine
09-24-2008, 11:26 PM
Herrera K's Matsui to end the 7th. 2-0 Astros. Herrera's screwball is filthy.

Matt700wlw
09-24-2008, 11:26 PM
Matsui looked confused

Matt700wlw
09-24-2008, 11:33 PM
Good ol' Patterson

Kc61
09-24-2008, 11:34 PM
Patterson thrown out at second on a long single to end the eighth. Looked safe to me.

Matt700wlw
09-24-2008, 11:48 PM
Roenicke...interesting

Matt700wlw
09-24-2008, 11:48 PM
Control is an issue

Matt700wlw
09-24-2008, 11:51 PM
That was a slurve...followed by some heat, and Wigginton is gone

Matt700wlw
09-24-2008, 11:53 PM
That should take care of it. 2 runs in

Big Klu
09-24-2008, 11:54 PM
So far in limited action, I have been less than impressed with Josh Roenicke.

HokieRed
09-25-2008, 12:00 AM
Roenicke has some stuff but it's going to take time. Hard to see how we can figure he's going to be a major contributor to next year's pen--at least not until deep into the season.

RedsManRick
09-25-2008, 12:43 AM
Roenicke reminds me of Kyle Farnsworth minus a few mph but with at least a nickle upstairs. I haven't decided if that's a compliment or not.

lollipopcurve
09-25-2008, 11:09 AM
Roenicke needs work.

But Dusty is buddies with his dad, so that should help him.

redsmetz
09-25-2008, 11:24 AM
Roenicke has some stuff but it's going to take time. Hard to see how we can figure he's going to be a major contributor to next year's pen--at least not until deep into the season.

But that's not necessarily a bad thing. He's at an age where you'd like to see him make the next step up, but as I understand it, he's a little behind because he came to baseball later (football originally, right?). Start him out at Louisville again and let him perfect things and then call him up when he's ready. That's a plus for us, I think.

OnBaseMachine
09-25-2008, 11:43 AM
You know who Roenicke reminds me of? Jared Burton last year. Burton couldn't find home plate with a compass last season in his first few appearances. Hopefully Josh can gain better command of that curve because it looks like it could be a solid pitch.

Tony Cloninger
09-25-2008, 11:54 AM
I wish the Reds would sign Randy. They do need a LH starter......and they got Fred Norman from SD after seeing him beat them and no one else in 1973.
Just reaching of course.