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Reds Fanatic
04-15-2009, 05:07 PM
Lineups from Fay:


Reds (standard v. RHP):

Willy Taveras cf
Chris Dickerson lf
Joey Votto 1b
Brandon Phillips 2b
Jay Bruce rf
Edwin Encarnacion 3b
Ramon Hernandez c
Alex Gonzalez ss
Micah Owings p

Brewers:

Rickie Weeks 2b
Corey Hart rf
Ryan Braun lf
Prince Fielder 1b
JJ Hardy ss
Mike Cameron cf
Bill Hall 3b
Jason Kendall c
Braden Looper rhp

Sometimes it's not who you play, it's when you play them. The Brewers are struggling. Braun is hitting .200, Fielder .179. Overall, the Brew Crew is hitting .217, worst in the National League. The Reds are second worse at .222. Walks have really helped the Reds. They're third in the NL. That has their on-base percentage eighth at .342.

Brandon "I'm a hitter" Phillips has seven walks. Phillips (.433), Taveras (.409), Votto (.452), Encarnacion (.448) and Dickerson (.500) all have OBP of over .400.

Maybe with Owings behind him Gonzalez will get off .000 tonight.

reds44
04-15-2009, 07:31 PM
http://lh4.google.com/image/daraleep/Rjqmq8KeyBI/AAAAAAAAAXY/7W2oUiHupCQ/s800/Gage%20Sweep.jpg

Tom Servo
04-15-2009, 07:37 PM
I hope Micah hits a home run.

wally post
04-15-2009, 07:39 PM
That would be great! But better yet, I hope he pitches as well as he did in Spring Training!

redsfaninbsg
04-15-2009, 07:52 PM
I was hoping for a 5-5 road trip, a win tonight and I'm expecting 6-4. I really expect a split with the Stros and lose 2 of 3 at Wrigley, although the Reds did play the Cubs pretty tough last season.

Cyclone792
04-15-2009, 07:55 PM
Dusty forgot to find the inner Ed Barrow within him. Barrow figured out that it was ok to bat his pitcher somewhere other than 9th.

NC Reds
04-15-2009, 08:04 PM
You don't have to be lonely at farmersonly.com. Some theme songs just get better with age.

paintmered
04-15-2009, 08:09 PM
Chat....it is open.

2 quick outs in the first.

paintmered
04-15-2009, 08:11 PM
Reds go in order in the first with Votto striking out.

paintmered
04-15-2009, 08:13 PM
Where is everyone? I'm not prepared to carry both the game thread and chat tonight.

OnBaseMachine
04-15-2009, 08:13 PM
I don't expect much tonight. Braden Looper is nothing special, but he's owned the Reds since moving into the rotation.

paintmered
04-15-2009, 08:16 PM
Anyone willing to handle pbp?

paintmered
04-15-2009, 08:20 PM
Braun lines a hit past a diving EE for a double. Runners on 2nd and 3rd with 1 out.

paintmered
04-15-2009, 08:22 PM
Prince Fielder up now.

Lines a shot right at Taveras who makes the out. Runner tags from 3rd to score. 1-0 Brewers. Braun holds at 2nd.

WVRedsFan
04-15-2009, 08:22 PM
1-0 Brewers on Fielder SF.

Owings having a rough start

paintmered
04-15-2009, 08:24 PM
Here's Hart (I think).

Owings falls behind 3-0 before getting a strike. Hart flies out to left. Inning over. 1-0 Brewers.

Falls City Beer
04-15-2009, 08:24 PM
Looper's living proof that if you can hit 90 on the gun and can throw two pitches for strikes, you can hold down a rotation spot in baseball.

WVRedsFan
04-15-2009, 08:25 PM
Owings got hit hard that inning. I hope it was just nerves.

OTOH, the Milwaukee pitcher seems to own us so this might not end well.

reds44
04-15-2009, 08:25 PM
It looks like Owings should throw harder than he does.

/hopes that makes sense

paintmered
04-15-2009, 08:26 PM
BP, Bruce and EE due up for the Reds in the 2nd.

VR
04-15-2009, 08:27 PM
Just don't get why Brandon won't take those outside pitches to right.

paintmered
04-15-2009, 08:28 PM
Phillips up to the dish...

- Falls behind 1-2.
- Fouls off a pitch.
- And another.
- Then strikes out.

1 out.

paintmered
04-15-2009, 08:28 PM
Now Bruuuuuuuce...

- Weak grounder on the first base side, Looper hustles over to field and tags out Bruce.

2 outs. Looper starting to roll.

AmarilloRed
04-15-2009, 08:29 PM
Phillips struck out on a foul tip.

paintmered
04-15-2009, 08:29 PM
Trainer and Macha out to see if Looper is injured. Maybe he jammed his wrist when he tagged out Bruce?

_Sir_Charles_
04-15-2009, 08:30 PM
Looper is just POUNDING the strike zone. We need to get into the Mil. pen....and quick.

WVRedsFan
04-15-2009, 08:31 PM
Now Bruuuuuuuce...

- Weak grounder on the first base side, Looper hustles over to field and tags out Bruce.

2 outs. Looper starting to roll.

This doesn't look good. And JB looks worse. Still impatient and making outs.

HeatherC1212
04-15-2009, 08:31 PM
I really wish Looper had left the NL and gone to the AL. :thumbdown

Hopefully Micah can settle down and pitch more like he did in spring training. He has to be a little nervous after not pitching for a while.

paintmered
04-15-2009, 08:31 PM
Looper appears fine and now faces EE...

- EE runs the count full after fouling off a few.
- Pops up to the shortstop.

Looper making it look easy. Inning over. 1-0 Brew.

OnBaseMachine
04-15-2009, 08:32 PM
I hate seeing the Reds get shutdown by guys like Looper. His stuff is average at best and yet he has owned the team since moving into the starter role.

paintmered
04-15-2009, 08:33 PM
Cameron, Hall and Kendall due up for the Brewers in the bottom of the 2nd.

AmarilloRed
04-15-2009, 08:34 PM
Looper has both his fastball and sinker between 89-91 MPH. You see that coming, you don't know which pitch it is until it is too late. The Reds will have trouble scoring runs tonight.

paintmered
04-15-2009, 08:35 PM
Here's Cameron...

- Owings ahead in the count 1-2
- Count runs full, 3-2
- Cameron blasts a shot to left. It's a home run. 2-0 Brewers.

OnBaseMachine
04-15-2009, 08:36 PM
HR Cameron. Owings has zero control tonight. Had Cameron 1-2, fooled around and went 3-2 and then threw Cameron a fat pitch.

Falls City Beer
04-15-2009, 08:36 PM
I guess Owings' start against that AA squad was a harbinger.

paintmered
04-15-2009, 08:37 PM
Now the Reds killer himself, Bill Hall...

- Owings jams Hall who grounds to Votto. Votto flips to Owings who covers at 1st. 1 out.

paintmered
04-15-2009, 08:38 PM
Jason Kendall...

- Grounds to Gonzalez who makes the easy play. 2 outs.

paintmered
04-15-2009, 08:39 PM
I didn't see what Looper did there, but he made an out. Inning over. Brewers lead 2-0 after 2.

HeatherC1212
04-15-2009, 08:40 PM
Looper hit a drive to Joey who flipped the ball to Micah for the out. :)

paintmered
04-15-2009, 08:41 PM
Reds have 7, 8 and 9 due up in the 3rd.

HeatherC1212
04-15-2009, 08:42 PM
Micah will be up this inning. Maybe he'll provide all the offense the Reds need tonight, LOL ;)

paintmered
04-15-2009, 08:42 PM
Here's Ramon Hernandez...

- Hernandez grounds weakly to Hall who has to make a great play to even attempt the throw to first. Hernandez beats it out and gets the infield single.

paintmered
04-15-2009, 08:43 PM
Now Gonzalez...

- Gonzalez grounds into the easiest 6-4-3 double play I've seen in my life.

HeatherC1212
04-15-2009, 08:43 PM
Ugh, I hate when players hit into a Phillips. :(

OnBaseMachine
04-15-2009, 08:43 PM
It's time to send Gonzalez to the bench and make Janish the starter.

NC Reds
04-15-2009, 08:44 PM
Gonzalez is awful right now.

Falls City Beer
04-15-2009, 08:44 PM
Gonzalez

paintmered
04-15-2009, 08:45 PM
Now Micah Owings, who I hear is not too shabby with the bat...

- Quickly falls behind, 0-2
- Looper makes him dance on a down and in pitch, 1-2
- Owings strikes out swinging and launches the bat into the 10th row.

Inning over. Looper faces the minimum through three. Still 2-0 Brewers through 2 and a half.

smith288
04-15-2009, 08:45 PM
Anyone with Insight know if this is on any alternative channel.

paintmered
04-15-2009, 08:46 PM
Weeks, Counsell and Braun due up for the Brewers in the 3rd.

paintmered
04-15-2009, 08:47 PM
I have to step away for a half hour or so. Feel free to take over PBP in my absence.

AmarilloRed
04-15-2009, 08:47 PM
The game is on Gameday.

HeatherC1212
04-15-2009, 08:48 PM
This game is going to really annoy me. I want to watch Micah but I can't bare to watch the Reds bat against annoying Looper. I'm glad it's a Lost night so I get an hour of distraction soon. :eek:

membengal
04-15-2009, 08:48 PM
I am also real tired of watching Alex G make outs. As much time as he missed, it makes a ton of sense to sit him down for a series of games, let him take extra batting practice and spend some time on the batting tee, and work it out that way, rather than in games.

VR
04-15-2009, 08:48 PM
That's 9 very very poor at bats for the Reds so far.

Hopefully they weren't surfing stamps.com this afternoon to close out the series.

Raisor
04-15-2009, 08:48 PM
I have to step away for a half hour or so. Feel free to take over PBP in my absence.

I do not approve.

HeatherC1212
04-15-2009, 08:48 PM
Micah strikes out Weeks. I can do pbp for about ten minutes. ;)

membengal
04-15-2009, 08:49 PM
I guess Owings' start against that AA squad was a harbinger.

For the love of pete, you are a joy in these threads.

You do acknowledge he hasn't pitched in a game in 16 days, right? He may be trash all year for all I know, but it is real hard to draw conclusions on THIS game, when he is finally on the mound after that kind of layoff.

HeatherC1212
04-15-2009, 08:50 PM
Micah gets Counsell to fly out to Bruce in RF.

Raisor
04-15-2009, 08:51 PM
A-Gon is on pace to get 427 AB's with a line of 000/111/000.

He is on pace for 57 BB, so we got that going for us, which is nice.

smith288
04-15-2009, 08:51 PM
For the love of pete, you are a joy in these threads.

You do acknowledge he hasn't pitched in a game in 16 days, right? He may be trash all year for all I know, but it is real hard to draw conclusions on THIS game, when he is finally on the mound after that kind of layoff.
Let FCB trash people. Then just click ignore. I only see what he posts when people reply.

HeatherC1212
04-15-2009, 08:52 PM
Braun walks.

_Sir_Charles_
04-15-2009, 08:52 PM
I am also real tired of watching Alex G make outs. As much time as he missed, it makes a ton of sense to sit him down for a series of games, let him take extra batting practice and spend some time on the batting tee, and work it out that way, rather than in games.

Isn't that what they said he did yesterday...and that he figured out what he was doing wrong?

HeatherC1212
04-15-2009, 08:53 PM
This strike zone seems miniscule tonight for Micah. :eek:

membengal
04-15-2009, 08:54 PM
Sir_C: That's why I said "a series of games", not just one game. Maybe let him then try it out against a lefty.

OnBaseMachine
04-15-2009, 08:54 PM
Eight straight balls by Owings after retiring the first two hitters in the inning.

HeatherC1212
04-15-2009, 08:54 PM
Fielder walks. Micah is having trouble hitting his spots.

Red in Chicago
04-15-2009, 08:55 PM
Isn't that what they said he did yesterday...and that he figured out what he was doing wrong?

This is just his 6th start after missing the entire year. I'm not stressing about him yet.

NC Reds
04-15-2009, 08:55 PM
Another walk. Two on two outs. Corey Hart at the plate.

_Sir_Charles_
04-15-2009, 08:55 PM
Sir_C: That's why I said "a series of games", not just one game. Maybe let him then try it out against a lefty.

Ah, my bad. I'm trying to watch both the Reds AND the Rockets. Sorry.

PuffyPig
04-15-2009, 08:56 PM
For the love of pete, you are a joy in these threads.

You do acknowledge he hasn't pitched in a game in 16 days, right? He may be trash all year for all I know, but it is real hard to draw conclusions on THIS game, when he is finally on the mound after that kind of layoff.


Au contraire, FCB doesn't have to acknowledge Jack if it's negative about the Reds.....

Especially when he's in mourning over the Carpenter injury....

Have a heart.

HeatherC1212
04-15-2009, 08:56 PM
Hart grounds out to Gonzo and the inning is over.

NC Reds
04-15-2009, 08:56 PM
Hart grounds out. Inning over. Time for some offense.

Red in Chicago
04-15-2009, 08:58 PM
Let FCB trash people. Then just click ignore. I only see what he posts when people reply.


Au contraire, FCB doesn't have to acknowledge Jack if it's negative about the Reds.....

Especially when he's in mourning over the Carpenter injury....

Have a heart.

Can we please NOT turn this into a thread about a certain poster.

HeatherC1212
04-15-2009, 08:59 PM
BTW-I'm outta here now so someone else will have to take over the pbp for an hour or so. I'll be lurking here to follow the game but my priority on Wednesday nights until the middle of May is all about Lost so I'll catch you all later on. ;)

Raisor
04-15-2009, 08:59 PM
Can we please NOT turn this into a thread about a certain poster.

..unless yall are talking about how awesome I am.

I can never get enough of that.

:thumbup:

VR
04-15-2009, 08:59 PM
Time for some offense.


I second that motion. Aye.

Raisor
04-15-2009, 09:00 PM
I'll be lurking here to follow the game but my priority on Wednesday nights until the middle of May is all about Lost so I'll catch you all later on. ;)

Wait, you mean Gonzo won't have a hit until the middle of May?

eep

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:01 PM
Base hit to LF for Willy T to start the 4th.

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:01 PM
Let's see if Dickerson can give Willy T the oppotunity to swipe a bag.

smith288
04-15-2009, 09:01 PM
..unless yall are talking about how awesome I am.

I can never get enough of that.

:thumbup:
You are dude. Very.

reds44
04-15-2009, 09:02 PM
Time for Willy to cause some trouble.

Raisor
04-15-2009, 09:02 PM
Base hit to LF for Willy T to start the 4th.

I'd like to point out that I've been a backer of Willy T for the last three years, and wish the Reds would have traded for him.

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:02 PM
Chris Welsh informs me (and all watching on TV) that Looper was the least run on pitcher all of 2008. Only one successful steal on him all year.

I. did. not. know. that.

Good info, Welsh. Huh.

reds44
04-15-2009, 09:02 PM
Trivia answer:
Milwaukee
Toronto
Seattle
Phoenix
Houston

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:03 PM
I'd like to point out that I've been a backer of Willy T for the last three years, and wish the Reds would have traded for him.

Hmmmm...that doesn't sound quite right, but, hey, I am older than I used to be, I will go with it...

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:04 PM
Short pop into LF for out 1, it came on a 1-2 count, so Dickerson did indeed give Taveras a few pitches to try and run.

One out, one on.

Raisor
04-15-2009, 09:04 PM
Trivia answer:
Milwaukee
Toronto
Seattle
Phoenix
Houston

Guessing the trivia question is more fun then the answers.

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:04 PM
Votto singles sharply to right center, Taveras heads to third.

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:05 PM
1st and 3rd, one out, Phillips up.

OnBaseMachine
04-15-2009, 09:05 PM
Need at least one run here.

Raisor
04-15-2009, 09:05 PM
Hmmmm...that doesn't sound quite right, but, hey, I am older than I used to be, I will go with it...



I'm president and founder of the Newnan, GA chapter of the Willy T fan club.

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:05 PM
5-4-3 double play on the first pitch he sees.

2-0 Brewers middle of four.

OnBaseMachine
04-15-2009, 09:06 PM
Unbelievable. First pitch doubleplay by Phillips. I KNEW that coming.

NC Reds
04-15-2009, 09:06 PM
Phillips was a bit unlucky there. In any event, Phillips grounds into a Phillips (formerly known as a Casey).

redsfaninbsg
04-15-2009, 09:06 PM
Who didn't see that coming?

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:06 PM
This is the part where I roll my eyes at the heavens at the idea that Phillips MUST be the clean-up hitter against right-handers.

<rolls eyes>

Sigh.

Raisor
04-15-2009, 09:07 PM
Unbelievable. First pitch doubleplay by Phillips. I KNEW that coming.



Cal Ripkin holds the major league record for GIPhillips.

OnBaseMachine
04-15-2009, 09:07 PM
Looper may throw a shutout. Even when he makes a bad pitch the Reds still can't hit it. Dickerson got two 88-90 belt high fastballs right down the middle and missed both of them.

reds44
04-15-2009, 09:07 PM
There is the Brandon we all know and love.

AmarilloRed
04-15-2009, 09:07 PM
Mr. DP grounds into a double play, surprising no one.

Blitz Dorsey
04-15-2009, 09:07 PM
Brandon Phillips: fastest double play machine in MLB history. The guy can run, but is an absolute DP factory.

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:07 PM
He struck the ball well, but it was a room service DP. Frustrating. I just don't like the set-up with him at clean-up against right-handers. If Dusty would correct that one particular issue with his approach to the line-up, I would be chill over almost anything else he does.

GAC
04-15-2009, 09:08 PM
For the love of pete, you are a joy in these threads.

You do acknowledge he hasn't pitched in a game in 16 days, right? He may be trash all year for all I know, but it is real hard to draw conclusions on THIS game, when he is finally on the mound after that kind of layoff.

Amen! :thumbup:

And the guy has given up a total of 3 hits and 2 runs in 4 innings

OnBaseMachine
04-15-2009, 09:08 PM
Mike Cameron homers again. I hate to say it, but this one is over.

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:08 PM
Looper may throw a shutout. Even when he makes a bad pitch the Reds still can't hit it. Dickerson got two 88-90 belt high fastballs right down the middle and missed both of them.

Was it that? Or was he doing what a #2 hitter should and giving Willy T a chance to steal?

Cameron leads off the 4th with his second HR of the night.

3-0 Brewers.

GAC
04-15-2009, 09:08 PM
Make that 3 runs ;)

Still.... our offense is what it is.

Owings is our #5

NC Reds
04-15-2009, 09:09 PM
That was a poor pitch.

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:09 PM
On a plus note, I have Mike Cameron starting for my two fantasy teams, so I got THAT going for me.

VR
04-15-2009, 09:10 PM
Cameron going Whiten on us.

Falls City Beer
04-15-2009, 09:10 PM
Mike Cameron homers again. I hate to say it, but one is over.

Yep.

GAC
04-15-2009, 09:11 PM
On a plus note, I have Mike Cameron starting for my two fantasy teams, so I got THAT going for me.

My fantasy team is doing so-so. I'm versus my daughter's team this week. ;)

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:11 PM
Alex G may not be hitting, but that was a really great play he just made in the hole at SS.

Two outs.

GAC
04-15-2009, 09:11 PM
Excellent play Gonzo!

VR
04-15-2009, 09:12 PM
Alex G may not be hitting, but that was a really great play he just made in the hole at SS.

One out.

indeed, very nice...and a very good play by JV as well. Domo.

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:12 PM
Trivia question:

What's the difference between Owings' night tonight and Arroyo's last Thursday or Volquez's Monday night?

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:12 PM
Soft line-out ends the inning.

3-0 Brewers after four.

Raisor
04-15-2009, 09:12 PM
indeed, very nice...and a very good play by JV as well. .


Don't tease Chip like that. He might think Javy is back.

reds44
04-15-2009, 09:14 PM
Trivia question:

What's the difference between Owings' night tonight and Arroyo's last Thursday or Volquez's Monday night?
We aren't scoring any runs?

Raisor
04-15-2009, 09:14 PM
Trivia question:

What's the difference between Owings' night tonight and Arroyo's last Thursday or Volquez's Monday night?

ok, I'm confused...


Trivia answer:
Milwaukee
Toronto
Seattle
Phoenix
Houston

_Sir_Charles_
04-15-2009, 09:14 PM
Mike Cameron homers again. I hate to say it, but this one is over.

I agree that Looper is tying out hitters in knots....but I still think we'll score some runs once we reach their pen. As long as we continue to work counts...we'll knock him out regardless of his preformance against us. Patience guys...show some patience.

reds44
04-15-2009, 09:14 PM
ok, I'm confused...
The actual trivia question was name the cities with retractable roof stadiums.

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:15 PM
My own personal trivia question, Raisor. I am a full service annoymous internet dude.

And Reds44 comes correct.

PuffyPig
04-15-2009, 09:15 PM
ok, I'm confused...

Oh, they gave up in those games too......they pretty much do it everytime we give up a run or two.

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:15 PM
Bruce out after Fielder makes a really great play in the hole at 1b and Looper does an equally good job getting to the bag.

One out.

OnBaseMachine
04-15-2009, 09:16 PM
Prince Fielder is one of the worst defensive first baseman in the game, yet he's made two good plays tonight.

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:16 PM
EE grounds out hard to 3b. But out nonetheless.

Cy Looper just cruising along. I hate him.

Two outs, Ramon H up.

Raisor
04-15-2009, 09:16 PM
My own personal trivia question, Raisor. I am a full service annoymous internet dude.

And Reds44 is comes correct.


I was being clever.

:thumbup:

_Sir_Charles_
04-15-2009, 09:18 PM
Come on Ramon...let's see some of that power!

The Baumer
04-15-2009, 09:18 PM
I'd be more upset about Looper pitching like Cy Young if I weren't just a bit surprised that our #5 start has us in the game through the 5th inning.

GAC
04-15-2009, 09:18 PM
Ramon 2 fer 2 tonight. He's been making contact this year - just hitting it at people.

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:18 PM
A quick check tells me that Mike Cameron is indeed positively impacting my fantasy teams. As always, it's about me.

Ramon H singles to RF.

Two outs, Alex G up.

_Sir_Charles_
04-15-2009, 09:19 PM
2 for 2 for Ramon tonight. I knew he'd break out of it soon. He'd been hitting the ball solidly all week...just right at people.

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:19 PM
I was being clever.

:thumbup:

My clever meter is not yet turned up to 11...

GAC
04-15-2009, 09:19 PM
I'd be more upset about Looper pitching like Cy Young if I weren't just a bit surprised that our #5 start has us in the game through the 5th inning.

After tonight, they'll be people asking what is wrong with Owings. ;)

rotnoid
04-15-2009, 09:20 PM
After tonight, they'll be people asking what is wrong with Owings. ;)

I'm sure some where, they've already started.

GAC
04-15-2009, 09:20 PM
Gonzo gets his 1st RBI

Double in the gap

3-1 now

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:21 PM
Alex G doubles up the gap, Ramon H waddles swiftly home.

3-1 Reds.

NC Reds
04-15-2009, 09:21 PM
Gonzalez breaks the streak with a two out RBI double. Shocker.

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:21 PM
That's why I insisted they play him until he work it out. I am a genius.

_Sir_Charles_
04-15-2009, 09:21 PM
Woohoo! Gonzo is off the schnied (sp?)! 3-1 after Ramon scrambles around to score.

cincrazy
04-15-2009, 09:21 PM
Do you believe in miracles!? Yeeeessssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cyclone792
04-15-2009, 09:21 PM
Good hitting by Gonzalez there, and it comes at a good time with Hernandez able to come all the way around and score. I'm glad Owings is up for another plate appearance; he needs to just tie the game up right here.

Raisor
04-15-2009, 09:21 PM
Gonzalez breaks the streak with a two out RBI double. Shocker.

Did he ask for the ball?

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:22 PM
0-2 count on Owings.

reds44
04-15-2009, 09:22 PM
Good timing for that.

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:22 PM
Dayyyyyyyyyy----O!

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:23 PM
Owings takes strike 3.

3-1 Brewers middle of 5.

VR
04-15-2009, 09:23 PM
Gonzo flips his wrists on the outside pitch, and goes with it to right. I really wish EE and BP could catch on to that concept.

Falls City Beer
04-15-2009, 09:23 PM
Not seeing the whole "Owings-should-be-the-Reds'-LF" thing.

_Sir_Charles_
04-15-2009, 09:25 PM
Gonzo flips his wrists on the outside pitch, and goes with it to right. I really wish EE and BP could catch on to that concept.

Wait...you want EE & Brandon to take hitting tips from Agon? :O) I agree they need to learn the concept...but the thought of them taking the hint from Agon of all people...that just sounds wrong somehow. *grin*

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:25 PM
Owings doubled off the wall in his last pinch hit appearance. Would you have seen it then, fcb? Or do you only react to very latest last thing you see? Curious, I am...

Falls City Beer
04-15-2009, 09:26 PM
Owings doubled off the wall in his last pinch hit appearance. Would you have seen it then, fcb? Or do you only react to very latest last thing you see? Curious, I am...

Just saying, he looks overmatched by a mediocre pitcher.

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:26 PM
Weeks pops up to 1b. One out.

Owings starting to get his fast ball in under the hands of the righties. With the notable exception of Mike Cameron.

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:27 PM
Ooof. Where was that last pitch? C'mon, blue.

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:28 PM
I think Thom B would like to date Craig Counsell.

PuffyPig
04-15-2009, 09:28 PM
Gonzo flips his wrists on the outside pitch, and goes with it to right. I really wish EE and BP could catch on to that concept.


Oh yeah, lets have EE and Phillips start looking to Gonzo for hitting tips.....

But take a mental picture of that last at bat by Gonzo, it may have to last you all season.

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:28 PM
Called strike 3. Thom B's bromance Ks.

Raisor
04-15-2009, 09:29 PM
I think Thom B would like to date Craig Counsell.

Thom/Marty could double with Counsell and Steve Finley.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

PuffyPig
04-15-2009, 09:30 PM
Anyone else things that Tom B gets a nickle everytime he says "twitter"?

He's made a fortune tonight if he does.

cincrazy
04-15-2009, 09:30 PM
Bruce with an amazing diving catch... there's that defense.

Cyclone792
04-15-2009, 09:30 PM
Jay Bruce with one heck of a catch to end the inning!

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:30 PM
Great play by Bruce in RF. Diving catch to save a double or triple up the gap.

Three up, three down.

3-1 Brewers after five.

VR
04-15-2009, 09:32 PM
Wait...you want EE & Brandon to take hitting tips from Agon? :O) I agree they need to learn the concept...but the thought of them taking the hint from Agon of all people...that just sounds wrong somehow. *grin*

amen to that.

He is wearing #42....maybe they can imagine it was Jackie Robinson? :)

Maybe they can just wonder why a number 8 hitter can have that kind of result by just going with the pitch....instead of trying to pull every outside pitch, resulting in the obligatory 5 hopper to 3rd for the easy out.

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:32 PM
How many quality starts did the Reds get out of the fifth spot in the rotation last year? It could not have been many.

If Owings can navigate the next inning, he will have given the Reds a QS tonight...

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:32 PM
Thom/Marty could double with Counsell and Steve Finley.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Unless it turns into a devil's foursome...(modified How I Met Your Mother reference)

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:35 PM
Willy T hit with pitch around the wrist to start the 6th.

Falls City Beer
04-15-2009, 09:35 PM
Taveras, first week's MVP? Haters?

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:35 PM
Chris Dickerson HOMERS.

3-3.

cincrazy
04-15-2009, 09:35 PM
Dickerson ties it! Homer to right.

Cyclone792
04-15-2009, 09:35 PM
Tie game with a two run blast to right by Dickerson!

_Sir_Charles_
04-15-2009, 09:36 PM
Willy T hit with pitch around the wrist to start the 6th.

After he worked the HECK out of that count. He's been really impressive so far IMO.

Raisor
04-15-2009, 09:36 PM
Willy T hit with pitch around the wrist to start the 6th.

Anything to boost the OBP.

OnBaseMachine
04-15-2009, 09:36 PM
Dickerson ties the game!

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:36 PM
I believe the Reds are tied in this game that I was told they had no chance to win...

_Sir_Charles_
04-15-2009, 09:36 PM
CHRIS!!!! 2 run dinger!

Falls City Beer
04-15-2009, 09:36 PM
Digging this team's O.

reds44
04-15-2009, 09:36 PM
I like this Dickerson fellow.

Game over eh?

Tom Servo
04-15-2009, 09:37 PM
Dickerson rocks.

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:37 PM
Looking back over the course of this game, it is clear that the tide changed when I took over PBP. Remember, it's all about me.

_Sir_Charles_
04-15-2009, 09:37 PM
I believe the Reds are tied in this game that I was told they had no chance to win...

Exactly. Optimism....it's a beautiful thing guys. Learn it, know it, LIVE it. :O)

cincrazy
04-15-2009, 09:37 PM
For all of the heat Owings has caught, here we are in the 6th all tied up because he kept us in the game and gave us a chance. That's what you want out of the five spot if you're going to contend.

Raisor
04-15-2009, 09:38 PM
Dickerson ties the game!

Awe. Some.

Falls City Beer
04-15-2009, 09:38 PM
I like this Dickerson fellow.

Game over eh?

For once the Reds have a bullpen prepared to start the season. Maybe they have a chance.

Red in Chicago
04-15-2009, 09:38 PM
Taveras, first week's MVP? Haters?

Do we really need the "Haters" comment? Are you trying to incite the board?

OnBaseMachine
04-15-2009, 09:38 PM
Terrible strike two call on Votto. That was way high. Count should be 3-1.

AmarilloRed
04-15-2009, 09:38 PM
Start Dickerson every game-give him the chance to show he can hit LHP.

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:38 PM
Man is Votto putting together quality at-bats to start this season. Counts full because he is wasting nasty pitches and working the count...

cincrazy
04-15-2009, 09:38 PM
Votto works a BB. This team is really coming a long ways...

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:39 PM
Votto drew the walk. That was a manly manly manly walk. Quality piece of hitting.

The Baumer
04-15-2009, 09:39 PM
For all of the heat Owings has caught, here we are in the 6th all tied up because he kept us in the game and gave us a chance. That's what you want out of the five spot if you're going to contend.

I'd take a quality start from all 5 spots.

Raisor
04-15-2009, 09:39 PM
Taveras, first week's MVP? Haters?

As the biggest Willy T "hater", I think I've been very supportive of him since the season started.

Willy and I thank you for your support.

Tom Servo
04-15-2009, 09:40 PM
I hate not being able to watch my Reds. (When they are winning, they are "my" Reds.)

Red in Chicago
04-15-2009, 09:40 PM
DeFelice warming up...they're going to kill that poor guy.

OnBaseMachine
04-15-2009, 09:40 PM
No doubleplays please...

lollipopcurve
04-15-2009, 09:41 PM
See how quick Dickerson can be on the ball inside? Rare.

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:41 PM
As the biggest Willy T "hater", I think I've been very supportive of him since the season started.

Willy and I thank you for your support.

Word. If he OBPs around .375, for the whole season, that will be awfully swell.

rotnoid
04-15-2009, 09:41 PM
DeFelice warming up...they're going to kill that poor guy.

Chalk up a successful outing for Owings. Keep us in it till the offense can get to the Brewers' pen. Now to pour on the runs. I've got my broom out.

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:41 PM
Phillips flies to CF for first out.

On the plus side, it wasn't a double play.

HeatherC1212
04-15-2009, 09:41 PM
Wow, I go away for a little while and it's all tied up! I think I'll stick with not watching the rest of the evening if it means the Reds win the game, LOL :laugh:

Raisor
04-15-2009, 09:41 PM
Votto drew the walk. That was a manly manly manly walk. Quality piece of hitting.



http://thm-a01.yimg.com/image/4759d1746a7abc2c

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:42 PM
C'mon, the Bruce. Keep the inning cranking.

Kc61
04-15-2009, 09:42 PM
Chalk up a successful outing for Owings. Keep us in it till the offense can get to the Brewers' pen. Now to pour on the runs. I've got my broom out.

This is a key point. The Reds have seldom had outings this good from fifth starters in recent years. If the fifth guy keeps them in the game, it's a huge step forward.

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:43 PM
The Bruce is still flailing. Yucky K there.

EE up, two outs.

Falls City Beer
04-15-2009, 09:43 PM
Bruce needs a day off.

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:44 PM
EE smokes the ball to 3b, force made at second.

3-3 game, middle of 6.

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:45 PM
Bruce needs a day off.

On that, I agree.

I would like to see him sit versus Wandy a few nights from now, and perhaps even Oswalt tomorrow night.

Owings has to navigate Fielder, Hart, and Cameron this upcoming inning, I believe. Shoals on the left and right.

Cyclone792
04-15-2009, 09:46 PM
Key inning by Owings here. I'd like to see him work through it with ease, and that would give the Reds the option of letting him hit in the top of the 7th once again.

Raisor
04-15-2009, 09:46 PM
C'mon, The Bruce. .


Bruces through the ages:

Robert The Bruce

http://thm-a02.yimg.com/image/8c93945b7c6dcd76

BRUUUUCEv1

http://thm-a01.yimg.com/image/02e4e58fdb51d52c


BRUUUUUUUUUUCEv2
http://thm-a03.yimg.com/image/5577bbc85854aeb8

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:47 PM
Owings' pitch count was at 86 to start the inning.

Fielder lucks into a humpback double over 1b and beats out the throw to second, barely, to start the inning with a double.

Raisor
04-15-2009, 09:48 PM
Bruce needs a day off.



I really do want to see McDonald, Willy T, and Hairston all in the same lineup.

Talk about scrappy.

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:48 PM
The Dusty out of the dugout, and is getting Owings.

Nice move, Dusty. I like the hook there.

reds44
04-15-2009, 09:48 PM
So Dusty leaves Owings in the face the lefty, and then makes a pitching change.

Intereseting.

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:49 PM
That's a real solid debut from Owings, kept the game manageable, and has given the Reds a chance.

Missed who they were bringing in. It may have been Massett. Anyone catch it before they sent it to commercial?

_Sir_Charles_
04-15-2009, 09:50 PM
Burton

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:51 PM
Burton, thanks.

Burton it is. Hart, Cameron, Hall in succession to try and put the Brewers back ahead.

reds44
04-15-2009, 09:51 PM
Oh why thank you.

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:51 PM
hart bunts!

BADLY!

Pops out for first out.

Hoo. Ray.

Cyclone792
04-15-2009, 09:51 PM
Not a great start by Owings, but not a bad start either. Hopefully the control comes back a bit his second time in the rotation.

Meanwhile Corey Hart gives the Reds an out on a weak bunt pop up. Nothing wrong with that.

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:51 PM
Cameron up. I would think he will be swinging away.

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:52 PM
Not a great start by Owings, but not a bad start either. Hopefully the control comes back a bit his second time in the rotation.

Meanwhile Corey Hart gives the Reds an out on a weak bunt pop up. Nothing wrong with that.

After what the Reds got from the 5th spot last year, I am borderline giddy over it. I am hoping it will be easier for him command wise without the 16 day layoff between starts...

Raisor
04-15-2009, 09:53 PM
Cameron up. I would think he will be swinging away.



Mike Cameron attended LaGrange High School in LaGrange, Georgia which is about 20 minutes from where I sit right now.

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:54 PM
Tight outside part of the strike zone to end that at-bat. Cameron draws the BB.

Runners at first and second, one out. Hall up.

reds44
04-15-2009, 09:54 PM
Bill Hall, Reds killer, at the dish.

_Sir_Charles_
04-15-2009, 09:55 PM
Cameron draws the BB.

With the way he's swung the bat tonight...I'm not against the walk to him there.

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:55 PM
Hall Halls it.

Doubles to LF. Thought it was gone.

4-3 Brewers. Runners at 2nd and 3rd.

REDREAD
04-15-2009, 09:55 PM
Freaking bill hall :(

reds44
04-15-2009, 09:55 PM
Dickerson should have caught that...

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:56 PM
That ball was funky in the air, I thought it was long gone, and on replay it appeared Dickerson nearly ran it down.

But he didn't.

Kendall up. Infield playing in.

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:56 PM
Kendall doubles down the line.

6-3 Brewers.

reds44
04-15-2009, 09:56 PM
Jason freaking Kendall.

oneupper
04-15-2009, 09:56 PM
Dickerson should have caught that...

Dunn would have :D

_Sir_Charles_
04-15-2009, 09:57 PM
I loathe Bill Hall. He would be the perfect nemesis if he only wore a Cubs uni.

Kc61
04-15-2009, 09:57 PM
Burton isn't the same pitcher as 2007 and early 2008. Since that injury last year.

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:57 PM
Pinch hitter for Looper, Brad Nelson, pops out for second out.

OnBaseMachine
04-15-2009, 09:57 PM
Heartbreaker. The offense finally breaks through and then the bullpen blows it.

Tom Servo
04-15-2009, 09:58 PM
Why haven't the Brewers dumped Hall yet? Jeez, he'll be killing us forever.

PuffyPig
04-15-2009, 09:58 PM
Heartbreaker. The offense finally breaks through and then the bullpen blows it.

You know, it's still not over.....

CTA513
04-15-2009, 09:58 PM
Better defense and it would only be a 1 run game.

reds44
04-15-2009, 09:58 PM
Jesus Burton is getting his boobs lit.

membengal
04-15-2009, 09:58 PM
My TV in low def cuts off the velocity...what is Burton doing for speed?

Because Weeks just homered.

8-3 Brewers.

CTA513
04-15-2009, 09:59 PM
Extra outs = more runs

_Sir_Charles_
04-15-2009, 09:59 PM
You know, it's still not over.....

Thank you Puffy. Someone on the same page with me. I like it. :O)

membengal
04-15-2009, 10:00 PM
Upon further review, I have decided I cannot be held responsible for losing the lead as PBP person since I only take credit for good things, not bad things.

Falls City Beer
04-15-2009, 10:00 PM
Extra outs = more runs

+ no control + straight fastballs = math is hard.

oneupper
04-15-2009, 10:00 PM
My TV in low def cuts off the velocity...what is Burton doing for speed?

s.

Towards home..not so great. Going out...OTOH

membengal
04-15-2009, 10:00 PM
Line out to RF ends the inning.

8-3 Brewers after six.

I would think Nick Masset time is upon us next inning.

reds44
04-15-2009, 10:01 PM
Dickerson could have/should have made that play, but Burton was gon get lit up no matter what.

Tony Cloninger
04-15-2009, 10:02 PM
Speaking of Masset....is he ever going to pitch a game?

I mean if he is the long man....let him pitch the 6th or 7th....and not tire out Weathers and Burton.

reds44
04-15-2009, 10:02 PM
#42 into pitch for the Brewers