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Reds Fanatic
04-14-2009, 07:13 PM
Lineups from Fay:


Reds:

Willy Taveras cf
Jerry Hairston lf
Joey Votto 1b
Brandon Phillips 2b
Jay Bruce rf
Edwin Encarnacion 3b
Ryan Hanigan c
Paul Janish ss
Bronson Arroyo p

Brewers:

Craig Counsell 2b
Corey Hart rf
Ryan Braun lf
Prince Fielder 1b
JJ Hardy ss
Mike Cameron cf
Bill Hall 3b
Jason Kendall c
LH Manny Parra p

Hairston in for Chris Dickerson with a lefty on the mound. Looks like Hanigan may be Arroyo's regular catcher, 2-for-2 so far.

Extra working going on as we speak. Looks like pretty much all of the regulars were here.

redsmetz
04-14-2009, 08:48 PM
Well apparently Dusty must read Redszone, since he's got Janish and Hanigan playing tonight!

Degenerate39
04-14-2009, 08:51 PM
Well apparently Dusty must read Redszone, since he's got Janish and Hanigan playing tonight!

Now if we could just get him to get rid of McDonald

AmarilloRed
04-14-2009, 08:56 PM
I thought McDonald was only here until Taveras got healthy. Taveras is healthy now, so there must be another reason.

chicoruiz
04-14-2009, 09:01 PM
Bad news: Prince Fielder loves him some Bronson Arroyo; career 9 for 26 with 3 homers.

Counsell also hits Bronson well; career .368.

Bill Hall, on the other hand, is 2 for 16 with 11 k's. And Rickie Weeks is 1 for 20 with 10 k's.

No Red has faced Parra enough to have meaningful stats against him.

_Sir_Charles_
04-14-2009, 09:07 PM
I thought McDonald was only here until Taveras got healthy. Taveras is healthy now, so there must be another reason.

I thought it was because he was so darned good during ST. Gomes started out well, but really struggled towards the end. Darnell was pretty darned good throughout. And he's a MUCH better defender and faster.

HokieRed
04-14-2009, 09:08 PM
Dusty should read RZ a little more; we might also see Adam Rosales over JHJ.

NC Reds
04-14-2009, 09:12 PM
Quick, get Dusty a toothpick. I almost didn't recognize him.

Parra looks a tad wild early.

NC Reds
04-14-2009, 09:14 PM
This just in: Votto is really good.

OnBaseMachine
04-14-2009, 09:14 PM
Votto RBI double! 1-0 Reds.

membengal
04-14-2009, 09:14 PM
Joey Votto. Full grown man.

Screwball
04-14-2009, 09:15 PM
Dude, Votto's a beast. He doubles to the RCF gap to bring home Hairston.

1-0 Reds with 1 out.

Degenerate39
04-14-2009, 09:16 PM
Chat is open!

OnBaseMachine
04-14-2009, 09:19 PM
Very ugly swing by Bruce on 0-1. The pitch before that was just above the ankles for a called strike.

Screwball
04-14-2009, 09:20 PM
Man, Bruce is up there a-hackin'. He chases one in the dirt and another one up and away to pop out.

Still, 1-0 Reds in the middle of 1.

OnBaseMachine
04-14-2009, 09:20 PM
25 pitches in the first inning for Parra.

Patrick Bateman
04-14-2009, 09:22 PM
I thought it was because he was so darned good during ST. Gomes started out well, but really struggled towards the end. Darnell was pretty darned good throughout. And he's a MUCH better defender and faster.

He really wasn't that good. I guess it's a relative term. Good for McDonald, but still showed OBP problems, and it was of course a super small sample size. In conjunction with his history, McDonald has done nothing to earn that spot.

OnBaseMachine
04-14-2009, 09:22 PM
Arroyo walks the weaking hitting Counsell on four pitches with the Brewers big hitters coming up. That's always a formula for success. But then he gets Hart to ground into a doubleplay.

Screwball
04-14-2009, 09:22 PM
Yikes, 4 pitch walk to Counsell to start the things off here in the 1st.

Screwball
04-14-2009, 09:23 PM
Yikes, 4 pitch walk to Counsell to start the things off here in the 1st.

And a smooth 6-4-3 DP takes care of him. 2 down.

Cyclone792
04-14-2009, 09:23 PM
Fox Sports Ohio has had some impressive camera angles tonight. I can only trust Thom that a double play happened, because I sure didn't see it.

OnBaseMachine
04-14-2009, 09:25 PM
Braun popped out. 1-0 Reds after one inning.

SirFelixCat
04-14-2009, 09:26 PM
Fox Sports Ohio has had some impressive camera angles tonight. I can only trust Thom that a double play happened, because I sure didn't see it.

They consistently get the count wrong, have horrible camera directing and are intermittent whether they show the radar gun.

FSO is the epitome of amateur, imo.

membengal
04-14-2009, 09:26 PM
Fox Sports Ohio has had some impressive camera angles tonight. I can only trust Thom that a double play happened, because I sure didn't see it.

Thank you. What in the world is FSN's problem? This isn't rocket science. This isn't the first game ever televised. How does that happen?

_Sir_Charles_
04-14-2009, 09:30 PM
He really wasn't that good. I guess it's a relative term. Good for McDonald, but still showed OBP problems, and it was of course a super small sample size. In conjunction with his history, McDonald has done nothing to earn that spot.

Granted. But at the end of the day, they wanted speed & defense over a slugging defensive hole in the OF. I thought it was a flip of the coin. They were all NRI and none of them were super impressive. I personally would've preferred if they took Rosales over Darnell.

NC Reds
04-14-2009, 09:30 PM
Janish looks stronger this year.

OnBaseMachine
04-14-2009, 09:31 PM
Janish hits a two out double off the bottom of the wall in right center.

Screwball
04-14-2009, 09:31 PM
They consistently get the count wrong, have horrible camera directing and are intermittent whether they show the radar gun.

FSO is the epitome of amateur, imo.

At least they don't ever cut out in the middle of the 9th inning. Oh wait, wait...

SirFelixCat
04-14-2009, 09:31 PM
Janish flashing the wood!

Our 2nd hit from the SS pos of the year! Both by Janish...kid seems to have improved from last season, eh?

membengal
04-14-2009, 09:31 PM
Double to deep right center for Janish. That's what he has been doing all spring. I like him at SS. A lot. And a lot more than Alex G right now.

Mario-Rijo
04-14-2009, 09:31 PM
My boy Pauli!!! :thumbup:

_Sir_Charles_
04-14-2009, 09:31 PM
Janish showing some more pop with a double. Nice to see.

Screwball
04-14-2009, 09:32 PM
Parra fears Arroyo.

Well, until he struck him out that is.

1-0 Reds going into the bottom of 2.

WVRedsFan
04-14-2009, 09:33 PM
Janish looks stronger this year.

Maybe, but anyone other than Gonzalez looks good at shortstop right now.

Patrick Bateman
04-14-2009, 09:33 PM
Granted. But at the end of the day, they wanted speed & defense over a slugging defensive hole in the OF. I thought it was a flip of the coin. They were all NRI and none of them were super impressive. I personally would've preferred if they took Rosales over Darnell.

Make no mistake, I'm not in love with Gomes as a ballplayer, but I do think he fits this roster much better. He does have one really good skill, and that's the ability to hit lefties, and presto chango, there just so happens to be a wide open line-up spot at his position. There is a place on a roster with Gomes to maximize his 1 true talent,which can't be said for Hairston or McDonald.

OnBaseMachine
04-14-2009, 09:34 PM
Arroyo K's after getting ahead 3-0. It looked he swung at ball four on 3-1. 1-0 Reds after 1 1/2.

Mario-Rijo
04-14-2009, 09:34 PM
Man Arroyo get's it to 3-1, swings at ball 4 and then K's. :thumbdown

Patrick Bateman
04-14-2009, 09:35 PM
Arroyo has enough hitting talent that I dont mind him swinging at close pitches in that situation if it's in a spot that he feels he can handle them. It's not like we have an RBI machine on deck. Didn't work out, but it wasn't an obvious ball or anything.

OnBaseMachine
04-14-2009, 09:38 PM
Arroyo gets Fielder to groundout but then Hardy homers. Apparently the Reds haven't figured out yet that Hardy can hit fastballs.

membengal
04-14-2009, 09:38 PM
Was about to comment that Arroyo has a nice yakker tonite, and then Arroyo for reasons I don't get throws a meaty fastball to Hardy, who kills fastballs, and its tied.

Don't throw him that pitch next time, Bronson.

Screwball
04-14-2009, 09:38 PM
Hardy strikes again. He homers on a fastball up and over the heart of the plate.

All tied up at 1 now.

SirFelixCat
04-14-2009, 09:38 PM
Can't go there to Hardy...leave it to the Reds to help a guy out of a season long slump...*sigh*

1-1, 1 out, Bot 2.

OnBaseMachine
04-14-2009, 09:40 PM
1-1 after two innings.

Screwball
04-14-2009, 09:42 PM
Arroyo grooved one to Cameron and hung a curve to Hall, but neither one made him pay as they both hit lazy fly balls to end the inning.

GAC
04-14-2009, 09:43 PM
Hardy strikes again. He homers on a fastball up and over the heart of the plate

an Arroyo fastball is an oxymoron ;)

OnBaseMachine
04-14-2009, 09:44 PM
Taveras walks to begin the third inning.

SirFelixCat
04-14-2009, 09:44 PM
Ya know, as hard as he was slammed prior to the season starting, Willy T has looked really, really good, offensively, at least. :thumbup:

Screwball
04-14-2009, 09:45 PM
Tell you what, I've been pleasantly surprised by Taveras' patience and plate discipline so far this season.

Mario-Rijo
04-14-2009, 09:45 PM
To be fair though it looked like it got away from Arroyo (the Hardy HR).

Raisor
04-14-2009, 09:46 PM
Taveras walks to begin the third inning.

My name is Philip Raisor, and I approve this message.

Cyclone792
04-14-2009, 09:46 PM
I will say this about our good friend Willy T thus far this season: he's shown a decent batting eye. Whether that's an early season mirage, I don't know. Problem is in the past it's never translated to walks or on-base percentage. If he can change that, though, my opinion of him changes drastically.

Screwball
04-14-2009, 09:47 PM
Apparently, when Taveras is on 1st, he tries to steal 2nd 54% of the time. The ML average? 8%.

OnBaseMachine
04-14-2009, 09:49 PM
Hairston homers! 3-1 Reds!

Screwball
04-14-2009, 09:49 PM
Hairston has all kinds of power. :D

cincrazy
04-14-2009, 09:49 PM
Hairston with a 2 run bomb to left. 3-1 Reds.

Mario-Rijo
04-14-2009, 09:49 PM
Fastball HR ball courtesy of Willy Taveras! Check that Hairston says it was a change up.

membengal
04-14-2009, 09:49 PM
Distracted by Willy T, Parra grooves one to JHJ, and we gots the lead.

membengal
04-14-2009, 09:50 PM
I will say this about our good friend Willy T thus far this season: he's shown a decent batting eye. Whether that's an early season mirage, I don't know. Problem is in the past it's never translated to walks or on-base percentage. If he can change that, though, my opinion of him changes drastically.

My name is membengal, and I second this message.

SirFelixCat
04-14-2009, 09:50 PM
And Willy T gets us an extra run...


I am flabbergasted by how patient this team is this year. I mean, I've NEVER seen a Reds team, as a whole, this patient at the plate. I'm lovin' it!

membengal
04-14-2009, 09:51 PM
Patience looks really good on them, Sir Felix. I am also loving that.

OnBaseMachine
04-14-2009, 09:52 PM
Votto grounded out.

Phillips flied out a couple feet in front of the wall in RF. Two outs.

WVRedsFan
04-14-2009, 09:53 PM
What in the world was Bruce swinging at on that first pitch?

Kc61
04-14-2009, 09:53 PM
I'm hopeful that jack gets Hairston in the groove. It's pretty obvious to me that the whole WBC thing, with the flu and all, had him off stride to begin the season.

Based on Hairston's 2008, I have a lot of confidence in his offensive ability.

SirFelixCat
04-14-2009, 09:53 PM
Homer Bailey thrown out of the game in Louisville in 3rd inning.

And Bruce looks really bad....

Mario-Rijo
04-14-2009, 09:53 PM
Patience looks really good on them, Sir Felix. I am also loving that.

It's been sweet, hopefully they are seeing how beneficial it has been for them. They may have bouts where they are back and forth.

OTOH Bruce is doing just the opposite mostly.

Screwball
04-14-2009, 09:54 PM
Alright, Bruce has got it backwards. He's swinging at the balls, and laying off the strikes.

Mario-Rijo
04-14-2009, 09:54 PM
Homer Bailey thrown out of the game in Louisville in 3rd inning.

And Bruce looks really bad....

Homer, was it all an act?

Raisor
04-14-2009, 09:54 PM
Votto grounded out.




Not manly.

Homer Bailey
04-14-2009, 09:55 PM
I wonder what players that hit behind Willy average when he is on base. It's something I never really have thought about. I think it's time we give that some consideration, for Willy's sake.

OnBaseMachine
04-14-2009, 09:55 PM
66 pitches through three innings for Parra.

WVRedsFan
04-14-2009, 09:56 PM
Edwin strikes again.

SirFelixCat
04-14-2009, 09:56 PM
:cry:

GAC
04-14-2009, 09:56 PM
I'm glad EE finally got that first error out of the way. ;)

Screwball
04-14-2009, 09:56 PM
Why in the world did EE rush that throw? Kendall was running, bro.

OnBaseMachine
04-14-2009, 09:57 PM
And there it is. Routine groundball to EdE and he fires the ball over Votto's head. Instead of one out and the pitcher up, the Brewers have a runner on for Parra to bunt over.

Raisor
04-14-2009, 09:57 PM
On a side note, I'm watching Broken Trail on AMC, and it's quite awesome.

Robert Duvall is a man among men.

Now back to your reguarly scheduled Game Thread.

Homer Bailey
04-14-2009, 09:57 PM
Edwin makes an Edwin.

Raisor
04-14-2009, 09:58 PM
Edwin makes an Edwin.

Better then a Casey.

Homer Bailey
04-14-2009, 09:59 PM
My September change:

Valaika 3B
Encarnacion 1B/LF
Votto LF/1B

Raisor
04-14-2009, 10:00 PM
My September change:

Valaika 3B
Encarnacion 1B/LF
Votto LF/1B

Alonso?

Homer Bailey
04-14-2009, 10:00 PM
Alonso?

Not sure if he'll be ready for the majors by September. Would like to see him hit lefties in the minors first.

membengal
04-14-2009, 10:03 PM
Counsell grounds into the force, two outs, runner on first, sunglasses at night at the dish.

Mario-Rijo
04-14-2009, 10:04 PM
Man, Baseball on HD is frickin sweet!

membengal
04-14-2009, 10:04 PM
Hart walks.

Braun up. Two on, two out.

Unfortunate.

OnBaseMachine
04-14-2009, 10:05 PM
Inning should be over. Instead, Brewers have two on for Braun.

membengal
04-14-2009, 10:06 PM
Grounder up the middle, Phillips makes a good play, flip to Janish ruled late, bases loaded, Fielder up.

OnBaseMachine
04-14-2009, 10:06 PM
Bases loaded for Fielder. This won't end well.

Mario-Rijo
04-14-2009, 10:06 PM
On a side note, I'm watching Broken Trail on AMC, and it's quite awesome.

Robert Duvall is a man among men.

Now back to your reguarly scheduled Game Thread.

You ain't never lied, my favorite actor.

Janish's fault on that one.

_Sir_Charles_
04-14-2009, 10:06 PM
Bases loaded for Fielder when the inning should've already been over. Thanks Edwin. Hopefully it won't cause any more damage other than more pitches to Bronson.

membengal
04-14-2009, 10:07 PM
Two balls, no strikes on Fielder.

membengal
04-14-2009, 10:07 PM
Fielder pops up on a breaking ball.

Inning over.

SirFelixCat
04-14-2009, 10:07 PM
Grounder up the middle, Phillips makes a good play, flip to Janish ruled late, bases loaded, Fielder up.

Looked like they beat Sunglasses to the bag, but it was really close.

Not the guy I want at the dish w/ the bases loaded...and Bronson goes 2-0 on him. ugh...


But got him to pop it up. Nice recovery, Bronson!

cincrazy
04-14-2009, 10:07 PM
Pop out to left, inning over. WHEW!

Mario-Rijo
04-14-2009, 10:07 PM
NIce pitch BA!!!

membengal
04-14-2009, 10:08 PM
Say your prayers of thanks, Edwin, and give Arroyo a pat on the back while you are at it.

oneupper
04-14-2009, 10:08 PM
Grounder up the middle, Phillips makes a good play, flip to Janish ruled late, bases loaded, Fielder up.

I'm going to have to look at that again...but it looked out by a mile.

_Sir_Charles_
04-14-2009, 10:08 PM
Whew. An extra dozen pitches or so for Bronson is all Edwin's E costs him. Thank goodness. 3-1 Reds after 3.

Screwball
04-14-2009, 10:09 PM
Shew, I can breathe again.

membengal
04-14-2009, 10:09 PM
Sir Felix and Oneupper: Yeah, I thought they had the force too. Course, a replay might have helped clarifiy the situation and FSN apparently could not deliver the right shot to let us know.

FSN working on an F minus for this series in my grade book...

Mario-Rijo
04-14-2009, 10:09 PM
I'm going to have to look at that again...but it looked out by a mile.

Paul never got his foot on the bag until he fell. He would have been there on time but he started to pursue the ball when BP did and then had to rush to the bag.

OnBaseMachine
04-14-2009, 10:10 PM
He escaped the jam but the error cost Arroyo 12-15 pitches.

Edwin pops out on the first pitch to begin the 4th.

membengal
04-14-2009, 10:10 PM
Bad EE showing up tonite, pops out to the IF on the first pitch he sees in the top of the 4th.

I will comfort myself with what good EE wrought last night for the team.

WVRedsFan
04-14-2009, 10:10 PM
Man, Edwin's on a roll. First pitch pop out after the error. I cannot understand the young man.

HeatherC1212
04-14-2009, 10:10 PM
It's probably been said all ready here (sorry to be late ;)) but I'm kind of glad Ramon and Gonzo are sitting tonight since they've been struggling offensively. How have Janish and Hanigan looked tonight?

Falls City Beer
04-14-2009, 10:11 PM
Thank gawd for Fielder's struggles.

cincrazy
04-14-2009, 10:11 PM
It's probably been said all ready here (sorry to be late ;)) but I'm kind of glad Ramon and Gonzo are sitting tonight since they've been struggling offensively. How have Janish and Hanigan looked tonight?

Janish had a double to deep right center, and Hanigan hasn't done anything at the plate but has worked well with Arroyo.

WVRedsFan
04-14-2009, 10:11 PM
Wherefore art thou patience, Reds?

OnBaseMachine
04-14-2009, 10:11 PM
Five pitch inning by Parra. The Reds just bought him an extra inning or two.

SirFelixCat
04-14-2009, 10:11 PM
What the hell happened to the patience??? Thta was what, a 5 pitch inning?!!?

membengal
04-14-2009, 10:12 PM
Hanigan flies to CF and Janish flies to LF.

Quick and easy inning for the Brewers.

3-1 Reds middle of 4.

_Sir_Charles_
04-14-2009, 10:12 PM
Well, that was quick. 1-2-3 for Parra on 5 pitches. Sheesh.

Mario-Rijo
04-14-2009, 10:12 PM
It's probably been said all ready here (sorry to be late ;)) but I'm kind of glad Ramon and Gonzo are sitting tonight since they've been struggling offensively. How have Janish and Hanigan looked tonight?

Not a whole lot better but they are making contact and being a bit more patient I think. Plus Paul hit a double off the wall last time up turning the line up over.

HeatherC1212
04-14-2009, 10:12 PM
Janish had a double to deep right center, and Hanigan hasn't done anything at the plate but has worked well with Arroyo.

Thanks for the update! :)

Um, the patience at the plate needs to travel with the guys too. Come back patience! :eek:

Screwball
04-14-2009, 10:12 PM
Hanigan with a humpback line drive to CF that Cameron hauls in after an EE 1st pitch popup.

Janish the pops up as well on the first pitch. Patience boys, patience.

cincrazy
04-14-2009, 10:13 PM
Thanks for the update! :)

Um, the patience at the plate needs to travel with the guys too. Come back patience! :eek:

They were actually fantastic at working the count this game until that inning. Edwin set the tone for the inning, unfortunately.

OnBaseMachine
04-14-2009, 10:14 PM
A curveball gets Hardy to flyout routinely.

SirFelixCat
04-14-2009, 10:14 PM
Huh, who knew it...Hardy gets himself out w/ a breaking ball. Novel, eh, Bronson? ;)

membengal
04-14-2009, 10:14 PM
Hardy pops to LF on a breaking ball.

Good, the Reds CAN learn from past mistakes.

Tom Servo
04-14-2009, 10:14 PM
Pretty soon I'm going to contact my FSN and ask why I got the Reds all last year, and the first two games or so of this year, and nothing since. :thumbdown

Screwball
04-14-2009, 10:14 PM
A curveball gets Hardy to flyout routinely.

Arroyo should've challenged him with the heat. :evil:

HeatherC1212
04-14-2009, 10:15 PM
Hopefully that inning was just an anomoly and the patience comes back again.

CrackerJack
04-14-2009, 10:15 PM
Are people blaming the EE throwing error for the 2 baserunners Arroyo let on base too?

Tough crowd.

membengal
04-14-2009, 10:16 PM
Cameron with a good stroke drives a ball to the base of the wall in CF.

Man on second, one out.

membengal
04-14-2009, 10:17 PM
Good work from Arroyo to K Hall. With a fastball no less.

membengal
04-14-2009, 10:18 PM
Two outs, Kendall up, Cameron on second.

Screwball
04-14-2009, 10:18 PM
Hall swings and misses on ball 3. 2 down with Cameron still on 2nd.

HeatherC1212
04-14-2009, 10:18 PM
Wow, nice K of Hall there. I hate when we play the Brewers because he usually kills us. :(

SirFelixCat
04-14-2009, 10:18 PM
Cameron with a good stroke drives a ball to the base of the wall in CF.

Man on second, one out.

I thought Willy T got a good break on that too...just hit very well. Nice K by Bronson to get 2 outs though.

Big AB vs Kendall here.

_Sir_Charles_
04-14-2009, 10:18 PM
Are people blaming the EE throwing error for the 2 baserunners Arroyo let on base too?

Tough crowd.

Not me. I'm blaming EE for the extra pitches Bronson had to toss...not the results of said pitches.

membengal
04-14-2009, 10:19 PM
Grounder to 3b, EE handles his business this time.

Inning over.

3-1 Reds after four.

SirFelixCat
04-14-2009, 10:19 PM
Nice job by Bronson to get a G-5 by Kendall on the first pitch. Nice scoop by Edwin, too.

HeatherC1212
04-14-2009, 10:19 PM
Thank goodness Edwin made that play. Sometimes I just wonder what Joey is thinking at first base when a ball is hit towards Edwin, LOL :laugh:

Red in Chicago
04-14-2009, 10:19 PM
I just refinanced over the phone. Got 4.875%. All in two innings :)

OnBaseMachine
04-14-2009, 10:20 PM
Hopefully the offense gets back to being patient.

Parra threw 66 pitches in the first three innings but only five in the fourth inning.

HeatherC1212
04-14-2009, 10:21 PM
I feel like every time I watch a game this season we're facing a lefty pitcher. Are we just unlucky or is this normal at the start of a season?! :eek:

membengal
04-14-2009, 10:22 PM
Game reset:

Reds 3 runs on 3 hits with 1 error.

Brewers 1 run on 3 hits with 0 errors.

Arroyo Ks to start the 5th.

cincrazy
04-14-2009, 10:23 PM
Taveras yet another walk...

membengal
04-14-2009, 10:23 PM
I feel like every time I watch a game this season we're facing a lefty pitcher. Are we just unlucky or is this normal at the start of a season?! :eek:

The NL Central is disproportionatly full of lefties, with the Reds being the notable exception. So when the Reds start the year in the division, it magnifies it. Add in getting Johan and O. Perez from the Mets, and it has def been an avalanche of southpaws...

SirFelixCat
04-14-2009, 10:23 PM
Yup, b2b BB's for Willy T...


LOVING THIS!

_Sir_Charles_
04-14-2009, 10:23 PM
Taveras with yet ANOTHER walk. Nice.

membengal
04-14-2009, 10:23 PM
The newly patient Willy T draws another BB.

Bless him.

Screwball
04-14-2009, 10:24 PM
Taveras walks again. This time he worked the count full beforehand.

Excellent to see from Willy T.

membengal
04-14-2009, 10:25 PM
JHJ flies to short left. Two outs.

_Sir_Charles_
04-14-2009, 10:25 PM
Fly out by JHJ. Vottomatic approaches....*cue dramatic music*

TRF
04-14-2009, 10:26 PM
Is Taveras sporting a goatee?

really that's the only logical explanation.

_Sir_Charles_
04-14-2009, 10:27 PM
Taveras swipes 2nd easily

*prepares to nail gloves to his bedroom wall*

membengal
04-14-2009, 10:27 PM
Willy T with the SB.

2-2 count on Votto.

membengal
04-14-2009, 10:28 PM
Nice slow curve Ks Votto.

3-1 Reds lead middle of 5.

_Sir_Charles_
04-14-2009, 10:29 PM
What? My head is spinning.....Votto.....*gulp*....struck out. Say it ain't so?!? :O)

3-1 Reds middle of 5

HeatherC1212
04-14-2009, 10:30 PM
The NL Central is disproportionatly full of lefties, with the Reds being the notable exception. So when the Reds start the year in the division, it magnifies it. Add in getting Johan and O. Perez from the Mets, and it has def been an avalanche of southpaws...

Thanks for the info. I thought it seemed like we were being hit by more of them than normal. At least everyone is getting at bats through these first few weeks of the season, LOL :laugh:

membengal
04-14-2009, 10:32 PM
GREAT breaking ball from Arroyo to get a K to start the inning.

When he has that thing dancing on a string, he is fun to watch.

Screwball
04-14-2009, 10:32 PM
Beauty of a curve on the black to K Parra. 1 down.

HeatherC1212
04-14-2009, 10:33 PM
I'm looking forward to seeing Micah too, Thom and Chris! Thanks for talking him up. :)

membengal
04-14-2009, 10:34 PM
Another nasty curve freezes Counsell for a taken strike 3.

Two outs.

HeatherC1212
04-14-2009, 10:34 PM
Nice K! :)

cincrazy
04-14-2009, 10:35 PM
Arroyo is partying like it's 2006.

Screwball
04-14-2009, 10:35 PM
Counsell just got schooled. Another K and there's 2 down here in the 5th.

membengal
04-14-2009, 10:36 PM
Sunglasses at nite takes a BB.

Braun up.

OnBaseMachine
04-14-2009, 10:38 PM
Corey Hart is impossible to walk, yet Arroyo has walked him twice tonight. Walking Hart with two outs and Braun on deck is a bad idea.

cincrazy
04-14-2009, 10:39 PM
Corey Hart is impossible to walk, yet Arroyo has walked him twice tonight. Walking Hart with two outs and Braun on deck is a bad idea.

Agree with you. But with that being said, Braun doesn't look right. I think his oblique is bothering him.

SirFelixCat
04-14-2009, 10:39 PM
MEAT!

cincrazy
04-14-2009, 10:39 PM
WOW! Hanigan throws Hart out.

HeatherC1212
04-14-2009, 10:39 PM
Nice throw by Hanigan!! :D

_Sir_Charles_
04-14-2009, 10:39 PM
Hanigan!!! Nice throw. Guns him down! That kid's got a cannon...and a really quick release. What a nice change of pace from what we've grown used to.

WMR
04-14-2009, 10:39 PM
YOUZA DEAD DUCK!!!

Hell of a throw!

membengal
04-14-2009, 10:39 PM
Hooray! Hart thrown out trying to steal 2nd.

Inning over.

3-1 Reds after 5.

cincrazy
04-14-2009, 10:39 PM
I swear he got that ball out of his glove and to 2nd base in about .00004 seconds.

Screwball
04-14-2009, 10:39 PM
I wonder if Hanigan has a permit for that cannon.

OnBaseMachine
04-14-2009, 10:40 PM
Hanigan is very good behind the plate.

TRF
04-14-2009, 10:41 PM
From all accounts...

Hanigan is a MANIGAN!!!

that's copyrighted BTW.

HeatherC1212
04-14-2009, 10:42 PM
Aww, Happy Birthday Chris Welsh! :)

membengal
04-14-2009, 10:42 PM
Words gonna get around on Hanigan rather quickly if he keeps that up. Hart was dead from here to there and back again.

redsmetz
04-14-2009, 10:43 PM
Some insurance now, please, boys.

cincrazy
04-14-2009, 10:43 PM
Any of you relying on Fox Sports Ohio to keep track of balls and strikes may want to reconsider, just for the record. The coverage has been DREADFUL this year, I can't stress that enough.

HeatherC1212
04-14-2009, 10:44 PM
I hope Dusty lets Hanigan catch more often. All the pitchers know him all ready so it wouldn't throw them off and it gives him at bats.

membengal
04-14-2009, 10:44 PM
Phillips Ks, Bruce up.

Puffy
04-14-2009, 10:44 PM
Hanigan is a MANIGAN!!!



Fixed that for you :thumbup:

cincrazy
04-14-2009, 10:45 PM
Bruce walks on 4 pitches. Good to see.

HeatherC1212
04-14-2009, 10:45 PM
I think Parra wants no part of Bruce, LOL :laugh:

OnBaseMachine
04-14-2009, 10:45 PM
Phillips K's on 3-2.

Bruce walks on four pitches.

SirFelixCat
04-14-2009, 10:45 PM
Nice, patient adjustment by Bruce to draw the 4 pitch BB there.

membengal
04-14-2009, 10:45 PM
Then Bruce BBs on four pitches.

Parra taketh away, Parra giveth.

One out, one on, EE up.

Screwball
04-14-2009, 10:46 PM
Bruce looked MUCH better that time up. Walks on 4 pitches, which brings Parra to 100 pitches.

EE up.

TRF
04-14-2009, 10:47 PM
Fixed that for you :thumbup:

Few things I can count.

Puffy having back? #4. :cool:

_Sir_Charles_
04-14-2009, 10:47 PM
4 more walks for the good guys tonight. It's sooooo odd to see us walk more than or at least close to as much as we strikeout.

cincrazy
04-14-2009, 10:47 PM
And EE hits into a double play. I mean why not.

SirFelixCat
04-14-2009, 10:47 PM
Forgettable night by EdE...gonna have those, though.

_Sir_Charles_
04-14-2009, 10:47 PM
DP to end the inning. 3-1 after 5 1/2.

OnBaseMachine
04-14-2009, 10:48 PM
Rough night for EdE. Made an error, flied out weakly on a 2-0 pitch, popped out on the first pitch, and now grounds into a DP on a 1-0 pitch that was down and away.

HeatherC1212
04-14-2009, 10:48 PM
Edwin hits into a Phillips. :bang:

OnBaseMachine
04-14-2009, 10:49 PM
I hope the offense isn't falling asleep. We need more runs.

HeatherC1212
04-14-2009, 10:50 PM
I forgot about the random sausage races in Milwaukee, LOL :laugh:

membengal
04-14-2009, 10:52 PM
Really great piece of pitching to Braun, ends up in a slow easy grounder to 3b.

One out, Fielder up, no one on.

I love watching Arroyo pitch when he is in a groove.

membengal
04-14-2009, 10:53 PM
Fielder popped up to LF on another breaking ball.

Two outs, no one on, Hardy up.

Puffy
04-14-2009, 10:53 PM
I forgot about the random sausage races in Milwaukee, LOL :laugh:

Not nearly as scary as the random sausage races in the Raisor household.

TRF
04-14-2009, 10:54 PM
Why does Sportsline think Drew Anderson and Eymann are on the bench for the Reds?

_Sir_Charles_
04-14-2009, 10:54 PM
I love watching Arroyo pitch when he is in a groove.

Ditto. He can really make hitters look silly when he's got it going.

Raisor
04-14-2009, 10:54 PM
Not nearly as scary as the random sausage races in the Raisor household.

I always win.

membengal
04-14-2009, 10:54 PM
Why Puffy? Randall Simon attack there too?

Hardy flies out to LF.

Quick and easy inning.

3-1 Reds after six full.

HeatherC1212
04-14-2009, 10:54 PM
Not nearly as scary as the random sausage races in the Raisor household.

That's an image I did not need in my head, LMAO :laugh:

Raisor
04-14-2009, 10:55 PM
Why does Sportsline think Drew Anderson and Eymann are on the bench for the Reds?

What makes you think they aren't?

TRF
04-14-2009, 10:55 PM
I always win.

and everyone else loses.

TRF
04-14-2009, 10:56 PM
What makes you think they aren't?

because i can read?

_Sir_Charles_
04-14-2009, 10:56 PM
DiFelice into pitch

Raisor
04-14-2009, 10:57 PM
because i can read?

I'm supposed to believe that?

membengal
04-14-2009, 10:57 PM
Mark Difelice into the game for the Brewers, Parra done.

Reds saw Deifelice last night, hopefully they went to school on him.

TRF
04-14-2009, 10:58 PM
I'm supposed to believe that?


I have paper to prove it.

Filed with the copyright office under the term MANIGAN.

That line would have been so much cooler had he not just struck out.

membengal
04-14-2009, 10:59 PM
Hanigan Ks. Doesn't matter, that throw to erase Hart was so pretty, it erases any number of bad at-bats.

Janish up. Pops out to 2b.

Two outs.

membengal
04-14-2009, 11:00 PM
Arroyo pops out behind the plate.

3-1 Reds middle of 7.

Raisor
04-14-2009, 11:00 PM
Mark Difelice into the game for the Brewers, Parra done.



Parra is a village in the Bardez sub-district of Goa, India

In 2003, Defelice played for the Rockies' new Double-A affiliate, the Tulsa Drillers.

_Sir_Charles_
04-14-2009, 11:01 PM
1-2-3 for DiFelice. 3-1 heading to the bottom of the 7th. *starts singing take me out to the ballgame*

_Sir_Charles_
04-14-2009, 11:02 PM
Parra is a village in the Bardez sub-district of Goa, India

In 2003, Defelice played for the Rockies' new Double-A affiliate, the Tulsa Drillers.

Give him a hand folks. Raisor, possessor of random innane trivia!

j/k Raisor....j/k :O)

Cyclone792
04-14-2009, 11:02 PM
Arroyo needs an easy inning here. His pitch count is at 93, and he's got the bottom of the order due up (all rightys). No screwing around here, Arroyo. Drop these guys 1-2-3 and walk out with seven strong innings under your belt.

membengal
04-14-2009, 11:03 PM
Parra is a village in the Bardez sub-district of Goa, India

In 2003, Defelice played for the Rockies' new Double-A affiliate, the Tulsa Drillers.

I am reading that in Vin Scully's voice.

membengal
04-14-2009, 11:03 PM
Cameron flies out to LF to start the 7th.

membengal
04-14-2009, 11:05 PM
Hall singles to RF.

OnBaseMachine
04-14-2009, 11:05 PM
I would warm Burton up just in case...

Raisor
04-14-2009, 11:05 PM
Give him a hand folks. Raisor, possessor of random innane trivia!

j/k Raisor....j/k :O)


I'm out of work on disability, so I have to do something with my time.

TRF
04-14-2009, 11:05 PM
I am reading that in Vin Scully's voice.

While he's holding one of his 17 Nobel Prizes.

_Sir_Charles_
04-14-2009, 11:06 PM
Herrera & Burton up warming

I'd prefer Burton here. Herrera coming in after Arroyo limits his effectiveness as a change of pace IMO.

membengal
04-14-2009, 11:06 PM
Arroyo behind 3-0 on the mighty Jason Kendall...

membengal
04-14-2009, 11:07 PM
Walks the mighty Kendall.

Two on, one out.

OnBaseMachine
04-14-2009, 11:07 PM
You can't walk Kendall in that situation. Time to pull him.

_Sir_Charles_
04-14-2009, 11:07 PM
Baker to the mound. This might be it for Bronson.

Yep. Herrera in.

All in all, really nice outting from Arroyo. The vets showing the young guns how to get it done.

Raisor
04-14-2009, 11:08 PM
Herrera & Burton up warming

I'd prefer Burton here. Herrera coming in after Arroyo limits his effectiveness as a change of pace IMO.



Burton specializes in throwing a cut fastball, which he throws at an impressive speed.

membengal
04-14-2009, 11:08 PM
That was Arroyo's fourth walk on the evening, and, happily, Dusty heads out to get Arroyo.

Good move, Dusty.

Good outing from Arroyo, four hits and responsible for the two runners on base.

Herrera coming in.

HeatherC1212
04-14-2009, 11:08 PM
I don't know about Herrera here unless the guy coming up is a lefty.

Screwball
04-14-2009, 11:08 PM
Arroyo seems to be tiring - can't locate his breaking stuff.

And now Dusty takes him out in favor of Herrera. Hell of an effort from Arroyo tonight.

OnBaseMachine
04-14-2009, 11:08 PM
Herrera scares me here. This is where it would be nice to have Rhodes.

BCubb2003
04-14-2009, 11:09 PM
Parra is a village in the Bardez sub-district of Goa, India

In 2003, Defelice played for the Rockies' new Double-A affiliate, the Tulsa Drillers.

The Google is strong with this one.

Mario-Rijo
04-14-2009, 11:09 PM
Herrera & Burton up warming

I'd prefer Burton here. Herrera coming in after Arroyo limits his effectiveness as a change of pace IMO.

Good call, too bad they did it anyway.

membengal
04-14-2009, 11:09 PM
I like pulling Arroyo there, I echo others that Herrera here makes me nervous. I feel like he would be most effective following one of the hard-throwing starters, not Arroyo..

_Sir_Charles_
04-14-2009, 11:09 PM
Burton specializes in throwing a cut fastball, which he throws at an impressive speed.

Exactly. After seeing Arroyo all night, those Burton bb's look even quicker.

HeatherC1212
04-14-2009, 11:10 PM
I hope he just goes out there and throws strikes. Get a double play ball here.

membengal
04-14-2009, 11:10 PM
Weeks pinch hitting after Nelson was announced and taken down as a possible pinch hitter.

_Sir_Charles_
04-14-2009, 11:11 PM
Just to clarify...I really do like Herrera....just not in this situation as much as in others.

membengal
04-14-2009, 11:12 PM
65 mph screwball puts Herrera up 1-2 in the count...

Raisor
04-14-2009, 11:12 PM
Weeks pinch hitting after Nelson was announced and taken down as a possible pinch hitter.

Weeks has a distinctive batting stance that is similar to that of Gary Sheffield, waggling his bat heavily before swinging.

Screwball
04-14-2009, 11:13 PM
2-2 to Weeks. Throw the screwball, Danny.

membengal
04-14-2009, 11:14 PM
Count runs full...

HeatherC1212
04-14-2009, 11:14 PM
Double play!!!!!!!!! :D

membengal
04-14-2009, 11:14 PM
4-3 DP.

Well done, kid. Well done.

redsmetz
04-14-2009, 11:14 PM
Double play ball up the middle to Phillips, tags second, throw to first.

11larkin11
04-14-2009, 11:14 PM
'Lil DRH comes through with the DP Ball!!!

_Sir_Charles_
04-14-2009, 11:15 PM
Way to go! DP! Brandon grabs it steps on second and guns it to Votto. Nicely done!

HeatherC1212
04-14-2009, 11:15 PM
I like Herrera too but I get nervous when righties are up against him. He's not been that solid so far this year but hopefully he settles down and gets some confidence going again. Nice job of him to get that double play ball. :)

Mario-Rijo
04-14-2009, 11:15 PM
'Lil DRH comes through with the DP Ball!!!

A somewhat lucky one that BP was standing in the middle of the field at the time. BTW Weeks swung at ball 4.

Screwball
04-14-2009, 11:15 PM
Wow, Weeks definitely grounded into that DP on ball 4. Thanks, Rickie.

membengal
04-14-2009, 11:16 PM
Just backed the Tivo up, that was a screwball off the outside, would have been ball four, but he got Weeks to chase it, room service and easy double play.

Cyclone792
04-14-2009, 11:16 PM
Good managing by Dusty with the right call, and a good job by Herrera to induce the weak grounder to ring up the 4-3 DP.