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OnBaseMachine
03-21-2009, 11:13 AM
Reds v. Pirates
Posted by JohnFay at 3/21/2009 9:54 AM EDT on Cincinnati.com

Nyjer Morgan lf

Freddy Sanchez 2b

Nate McLouth cf

Ryan Doumit c

Adam LaRoche 1b

Eric Hinske rf

Ramon Vazquez 3b

Jack Wilson ss

Paul Maholm p

Reds:

Willy Taveras cf

Alex Gonzalez ss

Joey Votto 1b

Brandon Phillips 2b

Jay Bruce rf

Edwin Encarnacion 3b

Chris Dickerson lf

Ryan Hanigan c

Homer Bailey p

First pitch is 1:05 p.m., the game is WLW and Fox Sports Ohio.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2009, 02:10 PM
Homer throws a 1-2-3 first inning. He was mostly throwing fastballs with a few changeups mixed in.

redsmetz
03-21-2009, 02:12 PM
nm

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2009, 02:21 PM
Top 2:

Doumit fell behind 0-2 after looking bad on a breaking ball on the previous pitch. Next pitch Homer jams Doumit and he grounds routinely to third base, but the Reds had the shift on so it's an infield single.

nate
03-21-2009, 02:22 PM
Smart play by Votto not to try for the DP there.

I noticed how he's holding his glove lower on D now too.

thatcoolguy_22
03-21-2009, 02:24 PM
Smart play by Votto not to try for the DP there.

I noticed how he's holding his glove lower on D now too.

If he tries for the DP there we would have an answer for our 5th SP problem. Due to Bailey's broken face :D

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2009, 02:25 PM
LaRoche grounded out on a 2-1 changeup.

Hinske gets ahead 3-0, two of which were borderline. Two called strikes. 3-2 now. Strike three called. Great job by Homer to come back and get him. Two outs.

nate
03-21-2009, 02:25 PM
Man, Homer really battled back after that 3-0 count.

gm
03-21-2009, 02:25 PM
has anyone ever found a webcast for these ST games? (They're not on justintv)

nate
03-21-2009, 02:26 PM
If he tries for the DP there we would have an answer for our 5th SP problem. Due to Bailey's broken face :D

Heh, yeah...Homer hit the deck pretty quickly there.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2009, 02:27 PM
Vazquez grounds back to Bailey. Scoreless after 1 1/2. Homer looks good so far.

Matt700wlw
03-21-2009, 02:27 PM
Keep on rollin', Homer

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2009, 02:32 PM
Bottom 2:

EdE lines a single to left and Bruce follows with a line drive single to RF off the lefty Maholm.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2009, 02:34 PM
Keppinger K's on a pitch at the ankles and six inches outside.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2009, 02:38 PM
Dickerson K's on a pitch well outside.

Matt700wlw
03-21-2009, 02:45 PM
I know it's only spring, but Homer Bailey isn't the same pitcher that many were ready to give up on a year ago....

I hope it carries over. He really could be something.

Matt700wlw
03-21-2009, 02:48 PM
Wow. Nice strike 3 pitch!

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2009, 02:48 PM
Homer Bailey throws a 1-2-3 third inning with a groundout and two K's. Nice breaking ball to K Morgan.

nate
03-21-2009, 03:02 PM
Freaking Tanner with the HR.

Matt700wlw
03-21-2009, 03:04 PM
Homer's hit a hiccup here in the 4th...

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2009, 03:04 PM
Homer has struggled with command in the 4th inning. He got ahead 0-1 on Sanchez and then walked him on four straight balls. He then got ahead 0-2 on McLouth, threw a 1-2 pitch that could have been strike three but was called a ball and then McLouth homered a pitch later. Doumit singles and LaRoche walks.

Homer looked great the first three innings but has been struggled with command this inning.

nate
03-21-2009, 03:07 PM
Nice 3-6-1 DP.

gm
03-21-2009, 03:10 PM
Homer looked great the first three innings but has been struggled with command this inning.

Maybe the long reliever role isn't a bad idea? I remember when Reitsma was a starter, he was good for about 3 innings, too

thatcoolguy_22
03-21-2009, 03:11 PM
Maybe the long reliever role isn't a bad idea? I remember when Reitsma was a starter, he was good for about 3 innings, too:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

nate
03-21-2009, 03:11 PM
Nice K by Homer. Although, I felt the count was about two balls and six strikes by the time the ump got around to calling it.

Matt700wlw
03-21-2009, 03:11 PM
Homer finally gets out of it...they wanted him to go 5 today, but I don't know if he will now.

Matt700wlw
03-21-2009, 03:18 PM
And he will at least start the 5th

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2009, 03:20 PM
Homer has four K's and seven groundouts to only one flyout through four innings.

gm
03-21-2009, 03:21 PM
:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

I used to love watching Reitsma fool hitters with his straight change, but it was usually only a good enough deception for once through the batting order

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2009, 03:23 PM
Chris Reitsma never had the stuff that Homer Bailey has.

thatcoolguy_22
03-21-2009, 03:30 PM
Chris Reitsma never had the stuff that Homer Bailey has.

No one ever said he did however his name does rhyme withe slightsma. If that helps in this discussion. ;)

Is anyone else tired of hearing Brantley drool over Maholm?

gm
03-21-2009, 03:30 PM
Chris Reitsma never had the stuff that Homer Bailey has.

That may be true, but Homer has yet to prove he has what it takes to pitch 200 innings/year with an ERA in the 4s

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2009, 03:33 PM
Homer's final line: 4.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 4 K, 8 GO/2 FO

dougdirt
03-21-2009, 03:36 PM
That may be true, but Homer has yet to prove he has what it takes to pitch 200 innings/year with an ERA in the 4s

Chris Reitsma hasn't proven it yet either lol.

nate
03-21-2009, 03:41 PM
"Mini-Weathers" isn't having a good day.

Matt700wlw
03-21-2009, 03:51 PM
This offense is flat awful.

gm
03-21-2009, 03:51 PM
Chris Reitsma hasn't proven it yet either lol.


Did I say he did? Either a kids a starter, or he's not. The jury's still out on Bailey. My original take stands, he could be valuable this year as a middle reliever. If he eventually proves he can pitch 6-7 inning quality starts, all the better.

jesusfan
03-21-2009, 04:02 PM
This offense is flat awful.

I'm afraid we'll see stretches like this throughout the season too... We'll lose a lot of 2-1, 3-2 games.... It's a shame too, we have a very good staff, but abandoned putting together a decent offense this off season...

Matt700wlw
03-21-2009, 04:10 PM
Bruuuuuuuuuce

:jump:

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2009, 04:12 PM
Bruce just launched a 2-run homer, his second hit of the day.

nate
03-21-2009, 04:34 PM
Joey Votto is good.

Matt700wlw
03-21-2009, 04:34 PM
Votto crushes a ball down the line to score 2.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2009, 04:35 PM
Reds down 6-2 in the 8th:

Jones doubled
Taveras singled
Rosales grounds to 3B, bobbled, and Rosales beats it out. Bases loaded and nobody out...

Votto 2-run double. Second and third with nobody out. 6-4.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2009, 04:38 PM
EdE K's.

Bruce lines a RBI single to left, his third hit of the game. 6-5 Pirates but the Reds have runners on the corners and only one out.

redsmetz
03-21-2009, 04:38 PM
Bruce singles, Rosales scores, Votto advances to third.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2009, 04:40 PM
Keppinger grounds weakly into a doubleplay. Another bad game from Keppinger as he went 0-for-4 with a strikeout and three weak groundouts.

nate
03-21-2009, 05:01 PM
Willy T is WORKING THE COUNT!

Matt700wlw
03-21-2009, 05:05 PM
Bases loaded...2 out....and heeeeeeere's Votto

nate
03-21-2009, 05:05 PM
The Reds have worked 3 walks in a row with 2 outs. Votto up.

Matt700wlw
03-21-2009, 05:09 PM
Strike 3 call.....


Sure.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2009, 05:09 PM
That 3-2 pitch to Votto wasn't even close. The ump clearly wanted to go home. If that's a strike, then can Homer Bailey have that 1-2 pitch back to McLouth before he homered?

reds44
03-21-2009, 05:12 PM
lol we are complaining about the umps in spring training?

And remember when Keppinger wasn't awful?

cincrazy
03-21-2009, 05:18 PM
Jay Bruce raised his average up to .289 with 3 hits. That's why I don't worry much about spring stats, unless they're absolutely beyond awful (looking your way, CoCo).

Matt700wlw
03-21-2009, 05:33 PM
lol we are complaining about the umps in spring training?



We need practice, too :D

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2009, 05:55 PM
lol we are complaining about the umps in spring training?

And remember when Keppinger wasn't awful?

My post was mostly tongue-in-cheek, but it was a bad call though. Plus, I need to work on my complaining about the ump skills. They are a bit rusty after the long layoff.:D

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2009, 05:58 PM
Dusty is upset:

Dusty Baker was regular-season mad after the Reds spring training loss Saturday.

The game ended on a called third strike to Joey Votto with the bases loaded. Home plate umpire Wally Bell rang Votto up as he started toward first.

"Was that pitch even close?" Baker said.

The media's conclusion was it wasn't, that Bell didn't want to go extra innings.

"That's bull," Baker said.

http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=blog07&plckController=Blog&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&plckPostId=Blog%3ae57bcc87-152a-4f72-96fb-cc08b1f396efPost%3af28f3e0d-5a92-47f8-ac5f-cbf4a73964bd&sid=sitelife.cincinnati.com

NJReds
03-22-2009, 09:09 AM
lol we are complaining about the umps in spring training?


I think the umps have to call it straight in spring training. Votto shouldn't be forced to swing at a really bad pitch because the ump has a reservation for surf and turf somewhere. If spring training really doesn't matter to the point where an ump can make a call because he wants to go home, then give all the fans paying money for seats their money back.

redsmetz
03-22-2009, 05:44 PM
I was listening to yesterday's game while outside digging up a garden and I hear voices in the background as you always do in Spring Training games, folks yacking away, etc. I thought I heard one of my younger brothers voice. I knew he had planned a trip to Spring Training so I called to see if he was there. Sure enough this was the weekend and he was at the game. "How far are you from the booth?" He said he was down behind the dugout about 100 yards away. Well, I know my brother is loud, but his conversational tone isn't THAT loud.

So today he calls me as he's driving up I-75 heading to catch his plane in Tampa and he told me after he got off the phone that they realized there was a crowd mike about ten feet from them. I was hearing him! How's that for ironic?

lollipopcurve
03-23-2009, 02:39 PM
I was hearing him! How's that for ironic?

gotta love spring training!