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OnBaseMachine
04-02-2009, 12:36 PM
Lineup v. the Pirates:

Willy Taveras cf

Chris Dickerson lf

Joey Votto 1b

Brandon Phillips 2b

Jay Bruce cf

Edwin Encarnacion 3b

Ramon Hernandez c

Jerry Hairston ss

Edinson Volquez p

Reds Freak
04-02-2009, 02:10 PM
Looks like the lineup for 4/6/09...

reds44
04-02-2009, 02:11 PM
So is bruce playing LCF or RCF? Ole softball alignment ;)

reds44
04-02-2009, 02:11 PM
Looks like the lineup for 4/6/09...
I don't think Dickerson will play against the lefty on Opening Day.

redsfan30
04-02-2009, 02:17 PM
Tavarez
Gonzalez
Votto
Phillips
Bruce
Encarnacion
Hernandez
Gomes
Harang

I think that's what we'll see on Monday.

reds44
04-02-2009, 02:18 PM
Volquez gave up a single and K'd 2 in the first.

1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

cumberlandreds
04-02-2009, 02:19 PM
Pirates out in order in the first. Volquez 2 k's.

redsfan30
04-02-2009, 02:22 PM
Fast Willy walks to open up the Reds first.

reds44
04-02-2009, 02:23 PM
The best sign this spring has been WillyT taking walks.

reds44
04-02-2009, 02:23 PM
Did Marty just call Miguel Cabrera an "old player?

redsfan30
04-02-2009, 02:24 PM
Even though Cabrera is young, it seems like he's been around since World War II. Easy slip up to make.

reds44
04-02-2009, 02:26 PM
He's 25.

Granted, he does move like a 50 year old.

cumberlandreds
04-02-2009, 02:27 PM
Marty really pumping Sheffield to Cincy.

reds44
04-02-2009, 02:27 PM
Dickerson walked as well.

reds44
04-02-2009, 02:29 PM
Votto hit Taveras, would have been an RBI single.

1st and 2nd, 1 out

BRM
04-02-2009, 02:29 PM
Marty really pumping Sheffield to Cincy.

Steve Finley is unavailable.

reds44
04-02-2009, 02:30 PM
RBI double for Phillips.

1-0 Finleyless

reds44
04-02-2009, 02:32 PM
EE with an opposite field RBI base hit after Bruce did something (grounded out) to get a run home.

3-0

reds44
04-02-2009, 02:46 PM
Kent Mercker is a really good color guy.

Volquez having some issues in the 2nd.

lollipopcurve
04-02-2009, 02:47 PM
EE with an opposite field RBI base hit

beautiful

reds44
04-02-2009, 02:49 PM
EE just made a great running catch in foul territory.

Volquez is throwing a lot of pitches, but he's thrown 2 scoreless innings.

reds44
04-02-2009, 02:54 PM
Volquez grounds out.
WillyT with a bunt single.

reds44
04-02-2009, 02:55 PM
Taveras goes to 2nd on a wild pickoff throw.

reds44
04-02-2009, 02:56 PM
Marty said if Gonzalez is able to play on Monday, Hairston will likely be in LF.

reds44
04-02-2009, 02:56 PM
Dickerson with an infield hit.

OnBaseMachine
04-02-2009, 03:00 PM
Marty said if Gonzalez is able to play on Monday, Hairston will likely be in LF.

Oh great.

reds44
04-02-2009, 03:01 PM
Votto with an RBI single, Dickerson to 3rd.

4-0

BRM
04-02-2009, 03:01 PM
Marty said if Gonzalez is able to play on Monday, Hairston will likely be in LF.

That wouldn't surprise me.

reds44
04-02-2009, 03:03 PM
Votto just got thrown out and 2nd, and Marty is ripping on the umpire.

"You're better than that."

reds44
04-02-2009, 03:04 PM
"Does Charlie speak Canadian?"

reds44
04-02-2009, 03:05 PM
And Phillips is called out on a borderline call.

4-0 end 2

membengal
04-02-2009, 03:05 PM
Sounds like the umps want to go home.

membengal
04-02-2009, 03:06 PM
Oh great.

OBM, with Johan pitching, I am not expecting Dickerson to start. That puts it between Hairston and Gomes, and Hairston is a defensible choice.

reds44
04-02-2009, 03:09 PM
Ok Marty, Volquez is definatley struggling with his control today, but MY GOD we get the point.

BRM
04-02-2009, 03:09 PM
OBM, with Johan pitching, I am not expecting Dickerson to start. That puts it between Hairston and Gomes, and Hairston is a defensible choice.

Yeah, I can't get too worked up over that one.

membengal
04-02-2009, 03:10 PM
Reds44: Agreed. Can't wait for TV to kick back in, so I don't have to endure an aggrieved Marty in situations like this.

reds44
04-02-2009, 03:12 PM
lol don't try to steal 2nd today, because you will be called out.

Strike em out throw em out, 2 down

Hoosier Red
04-02-2009, 03:13 PM
I think we're going to have to get used to the idea that Volquez isn't incredibly pitch efficient. That means he, like Harang, is probably going to have a lot of games in the 100-120 pitch count range.

reds44
04-02-2009, 03:13 PM
Volquez: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K

If you were listening to Marty and not paying attention to the game, you'd swear he was pitching awful.

membengal
04-02-2009, 03:14 PM
Hoosier: I'm used to it. Could you send Marty B the memo and get him to chill out?

membengal
04-02-2009, 03:15 PM
Volquez: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K

If you were listening to Marty and not paying attention to the game, you'd swear he was pitching awful.

Yup. And, to underscore for those who are not listening to it, it is NOT that marty is simply pointing out he is not sharp with his control today, it is to a degree of complaning that has the listener wondering if his arm is falling off...

nate
04-02-2009, 03:17 PM
Well, are any strikeout pitchers pitch efficient?

I think it's just the way it goes with those guys.

OnBaseMachine
04-02-2009, 03:22 PM
OBM, with Johan pitching, I am not expecting Dickerson to start. That puts it between Hairston and Gomes, and Hairston is a defensible choice.

I'd rather go with Gomes. He crushes lefties and has the power to take Johan deep.

TRF
04-02-2009, 03:23 PM
I think it's just the way it goes with those guys.

those guys?

anti-k-ite.

:D

reds44
04-02-2009, 03:25 PM
This Thom airline commercial with the porn music is bizzare.

nate
04-02-2009, 03:26 PM
those guys?

anti-k-ite.

:D

Not me!

:cool:

reds44
04-02-2009, 03:28 PM
Edinson walks Hinske.

que marty

bucksfan2
04-02-2009, 03:32 PM
Edinson walks Hinske.

que marty

I didn't think marty's reaction was that bad.

Its no secret that Edinson needs to work on his pitch counts. He has way to many 3-2 counts.

Hoosier Red
04-02-2009, 03:32 PM
Hoosier: I'm used to it. Could you send Marty B the memo and get him to chill out?

While Marty is apparantly in mid season form, I'm also trying this out as a public service announcement the first time Edinson goes to pitch 110 and the cries of PITCHER ABUSE, DUSTY HATES EDINSON, and EDINSON'S ARM IS GOING TO TEAR IN TWO-GROW A MUTANT BABY ARM THAT WILL THAN EAT HIM BECAUSE HE THREW 120 PITCHES.

reds44
04-02-2009, 03:34 PM
Taveras left the game with a bruised left pectoral muscle after being drilled by the Votto liner.

1 out double
2nd and 3rd

membengal
04-02-2009, 03:34 PM
I'd rather go with Gomes. He crushes lefties and has the power to take Johan deep.

That is also defensible. But I don't see going with Hairston in LF as a horrible choice at all.

reds44
04-02-2009, 03:35 PM
RBI single

4-1

HeatherC1212
04-02-2009, 03:35 PM
Taveras left the game with a bruised left pectoral muscle after being drilled by the Votto liner.

Ouch! That doesn't sound good. Hopefully it's nothing serious. :eek:

TRF
04-02-2009, 03:36 PM
Taveras left the game with a bruised left pectoral muscle after being drilled by the Votto liner.

1 out double
2nd and 3rd

out for the year, and Dickerson is the everyday CF.

or not.

BRM
04-02-2009, 03:36 PM
That is also defensible. But I don't see going with Hairston in LF as a horrible choice at all.

I don't either. Now if he bats Gonzalez second...

reds44
04-02-2009, 03:37 PM
Ouch! That doesn't sound good. Hopefully it's nothing serious. :eek:
Marty said it wasn't anything serious.

I bet bruised pectoral was code for, it stings and I don't want to play anymore.

Foul balls coming left and right into the booth.

corkedbat
04-02-2009, 03:37 PM
Taveras left the game with a bruised left pectoral muscle after being drilled by the Votto liner.

1 out double
2nd and 3rd


Amazing that Votto could be that accurate this early. :evil:

bucksfan2
04-02-2009, 03:37 PM
:( Edwin seems to be in mid season form.

reds44
04-02-2009, 03:38 PM
And Edwin throws one into RF.

Ooops.

reds44
04-02-2009, 03:40 PM
Edinson K's Broadway.

reds44
04-02-2009, 03:41 PM
RBI double for Morgan.

4-3

OnBaseMachine
04-02-2009, 03:43 PM
Good. I was hoping Edinson would have a bad outing before the spring was over.

reds44
04-02-2009, 03:48 PM
Volquez: 3.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K

HeatherC1212
04-02-2009, 04:22 PM
No idea who's pitching or anything but the Reds are still up 4-3 in the middle of the sixth inning.

Score Link: http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/boxscore;_ylt=AjdrSSJ5SvgXq4QmjNTidmQRvLYF?gid=290 402117

HeatherC1212
04-02-2009, 04:59 PM
No idea what's happened although it does look like most of the regulars are coming out of the game but the Pirates are now up 5-4 in the seventh inning. Herrera threw for just over an inning and only gave up one hit. :)

Score Link: http://mlb.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_04_02_pitmlb_cinmlb_1

MississippiRed
04-02-2009, 05:05 PM
Some guy named Lutz gave up a homer to some guy named Monroe.

membengal
04-02-2009, 05:07 PM
Craig Monroe, former Detroit Tiger. He will likely platoon in RF for the Pirates this year, and his power is legit.

MississippiRed
04-02-2009, 05:10 PM
Edwin has 2 errors today. Plus, I think he is the player Merker meant in the 8th inning when he said that ball has to be knocked down and kept in the infield.

reds44
04-02-2009, 05:30 PM
Edwin has 2 errors today. Plus, I think he is the player Merker meant in the 8th inning when he said that ball has to be knocked down and kept in the infield.
7 on the spring is impressive. Meanwhile, Rosales has 4. Does anybody notice Rosales has 4? Of course not.

MississippiRed
04-02-2009, 05:30 PM
Reds lose, 5 to 6. So long, Sarasota.

MississippiRed
04-02-2009, 05:31 PM
7 on the spring is impressive. Meanwhile, Rosales has 4. Does anybody notice Rosales has 4? Of course not.

I did notice that, looking at the box score. But didn't I hear Jocketty say he is 'clutch'?

reds44
04-02-2009, 05:33 PM
He is very "scrappy" as well.

bucksfan2
04-02-2009, 05:35 PM
7 on the spring is impressive. Meanwhile, Rosales has 4. Does anybody notice Rosales has 4? Of course not.

How many of Rosales were at 3b? I believe he had two errors playing 1b yesterday.

OnBaseMachine
04-02-2009, 05:39 PM
How many of Rosales were at 3b? I believe he had two errors playing 1b yesterday.

Yep. At least two of them were at first base. In the limited time I saw of Rosales at third, he was impressive defensively.

lollipopcurve
04-02-2009, 05:45 PM
EdE has got to get his defensive game together.

LincolnparkRed
04-02-2009, 07:01 PM
Hey but we are a pitching and defense teams now with Willie T. Just ignore the fact that our defense hasn't improved and the pitching part depends on which Harang shows up.

In my best dusty voice "It's all good dude"

JaxRed
04-03-2009, 05:48 PM
Just wanted the last ST game post. :)

Matt700wlw
04-03-2009, 07:13 PM
There are 2 more games, they're just not in Florida :)

JaxRed
04-03-2009, 08:31 PM
Good point.:)