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Reds Fanatic
04-21-2009, 07:05 PM
Lineups:


Reds (7 - 5)
3rd in NL Central
Cubs (7 - 4)
1st in NL Central
Starting Lineup

Name AVG HR RBI SB
1. W Taveras, CF .286 0 1 3
2. C Dickerson, LF .217 1 3 0
3. J Votto, 1B .354 2 12 0
4. B Phillips, 2B .158 1 5 1
5. J Bruce, RF .176 1 5 0
6. E Encarnacion, 3B .194 1 6 1
7. R Hernandez, C .188 1 4 0
8. A Gonzalez, SS .069 0 1 0
9. M Owings, P .400 0 2 0



Starting Lineup

Name AVG HR RBI SB
1. A Soriano, LF .292 5 9 2
2. K Fukudome, CF .375 3 10 1
3. D Lee, 1B .217 1 9 0
4. M Hoffpauir, RF .333 0 3 0
5. A Ramirez, 3B .333 3 11 0
6. M Fontenot, 2B .222 1 4 0
7. G Soto, C .105 0 1 0
8. R Theriot, SS .400 0 3 3
9. R Harden, P .250 0 0 0

Starting Pitcher
Name W L ERA* WHIP K
M Owings 0 1 7.20 1.40 2

Starting Pitcher
Name W L ERA* WHIP K
R Harden 0 1 5.00 1.56 18

SirFelixCat
04-21-2009, 07:48 PM
I guess Hanigan and Janish haven't earned a 2nd start? Is there an unwritten rule that they can't start on b2b days?!?

Degenerate39
04-21-2009, 07:54 PM
I'm getting sick of Gonzo and Hernadez getting all the starts when they aren't hitting a lick but their back ups are. With that said they'll do well tonight

Caveat Emperor
04-21-2009, 07:57 PM
I still maintain that it's lunacy to bat Owings so far down the order. If you think his bat is enough of a weapon for him to be (usually) the first PH off the bench, why bury him at #9 on days he is in the lineup?

Degenerate39
04-21-2009, 07:59 PM
I still maintain that it's lunacy to bat Owings so far down the order. If you think his bat is enough of a weapon for him to be (usually) the first PH off the bench, why bury him at #9 on days he is in the lineup?

He should at least be batting 7th

OnBaseMachine
04-21-2009, 08:00 PM
With Harden going, we better hope Owings throws a gem tonight.

The Cubs are throwing Harden, Lilly, and Zambrano this series. I'll be happy with one out of three, which would give the Reds a winning road trip.

Reds Fanatic
04-21-2009, 08:01 PM
Supposed to be around a 10 minute delay. Game should start around 8:15 ET.

Benihana
04-21-2009, 08:02 PM
He should at least be batting 7th

Agreed. At least Gonzalez isn't in the 2 hole anymore.

NC Reds
04-21-2009, 08:02 PM
Wow. Six starters hitting under .220 and Reds still have a winning record. Smoke and mirrors.

nate
04-21-2009, 08:06 PM
Chat: French for "Cat" and open!

BearcatShane
04-21-2009, 08:06 PM
Wow. Six starters hitting under .220 and Reds still have a winning record. Smoke and mirrors.

The Reds won't be great offensively by any stretch, but I'm fairly confident they won't have this many hitters hitting in the low .200's all year. What happens when a few start to break out of their slumps?

GAC
04-21-2009, 08:10 PM
If the Reds get good pitching to keep them in the game, then they have that chance to win. It's proven successful so far. But if any of our pitchers start to hit "rough spots", then this offense doesn't have what it takes to "take up the slack" IMO.

redsfaninbsg
04-21-2009, 08:10 PM
Anybody know how the wind is? I read gusts in the mid 20's, it'll either be a 10-9 game or a 1-0 game. haha

NC Reds
04-21-2009, 08:11 PM
The Reds won't be great offensively by any stretch, but I'm fairly confident they won't have this many hitters hitting in the low .200's all year. What happens when a few start to break out of their slumps?

It's the Reds. That's when the pitching will struggle. :)

Reds Fanatic
04-21-2009, 08:13 PM
Anybody know how the wind is? I read gusts in the mid 20's, it'll either be a 10-9 game or a 1-0 game. haha
It is blowing in from left field

Reds Fanatic
04-21-2009, 08:17 PM
Game is underway after a 12 minute delay

Raisor
04-21-2009, 08:18 PM
My wife thinks Dusty looks cute in his parka.

The Baumer
04-21-2009, 08:18 PM
First time I've been able to see Wily Taveras in a Reds uniform! Weird having a leadoff hitter!

Tom Servo
04-21-2009, 08:18 PM
Willy T flies out.

Reds Fanatic
04-21-2009, 08:18 PM
Taveras flies out to center. 1 out.

Screwball
04-21-2009, 08:19 PM
Willy T flies out.

Looked like he hit it better than where it ended up. That wind is howling.

Raisor
04-21-2009, 08:20 PM
First time I've been able to see Wily Taveras in a Reds uniform! Weird having a leadoff hitter!

Willy T is to leadoff hitters that BP is to cleanup hitters.

Reds Fanatic
04-21-2009, 08:20 PM
Dickerson strikes out swinging.

Tom Servo
04-21-2009, 08:21 PM
1-2-3 inning. If Harden is on, it could be a LOOOOONG night.

Reds Fanatic
04-21-2009, 08:21 PM
Votto grounds out to 1st. A 9 pitch inning for Harden. 0-0 mid 1st.

Screwball
04-21-2009, 08:21 PM
Harden looks sharp here in the 1st.

Micah's gonna have to bring it tonight.

Raisor
04-21-2009, 08:22 PM
I am NOT amused. Felicia Day is not in the new Sears commercial.

grrrrrr.

The Baumer
04-21-2009, 08:22 PM
Willy T is to leadoff hitters that BP is to cleanup hitters.

I'm referring simply to looks.

He looks just like a leadoff hitter.

Tom Servo
04-21-2009, 08:24 PM
Bruce and Taveras nearly collide on a fly ball from Soriano.

Reds Fanatic
04-21-2009, 08:24 PM
Soriano flies out to right. 1 out.

Reds Fanatic
04-21-2009, 08:26 PM
Fukodome strikes out swinging. 2 outs.

Patrick Bateman
04-21-2009, 08:26 PM
I think they could play this game 100 times, and each time Rich Harden would pitch a certain amount of innings without giving up a hit. I mean sometimes he might walk a few or get fatigued and have to leave after 6-7 innings, but I think a no-hitter would be in the realm of possibility basiclaly everytime.

Screwball
04-21-2009, 08:27 PM
Good to see Owings is pumping in strikes in the early going. (13 pitches, 11 strikes)

Tom Servo
04-21-2009, 08:27 PM
Good inning for Owings.

Reds Fanatic
04-21-2009, 08:27 PM
Lee flies out to center. 0-0 after 1.

Raisor
04-21-2009, 08:28 PM
Willy took a wild route to that thing.

Reds Fanatic
04-21-2009, 08:28 PM
That wind is really knocking down any ball hit to the outfield.

membengal
04-21-2009, 08:28 PM
Small ball with a bullet tonite for both teams. That wind is going to kill anything hit to LF and CF.

HeatherC1212
04-21-2009, 08:29 PM
This could be the fastest game on record if neither team is hitting anything very well. That wind is crazy tonight! :eek:

Gallen5862
04-21-2009, 08:30 PM
This is second game of year I can see the Reds. Finally get to see Owings on the mound.

Tom Servo
04-21-2009, 08:31 PM
BP gets robbed of potentially snapping out of the funk.

Reds Fanatic
04-21-2009, 08:31 PM
Phillips lines out to 2nd as Fontenot makes a diving catch.

The Baumer
04-21-2009, 08:31 PM
If that BP blooper would have fallen in, it would have been proof the Reds are winning the World Series.

HeatherC1212
04-21-2009, 08:32 PM
Well that was a pesty catch by Fontenot. :eek:

Screwball
04-21-2009, 08:32 PM
I'm listening to the Cubs announcers and they mentioned Brook Jacoby has been preaching patience to the hitters. Seems his message is getting through.

Tom Servo
04-21-2009, 08:33 PM
BRUUUUUCE! GONE!

Raisor
04-21-2009, 08:33 PM
BRUUUUCE!

Reds Fanatic
04-21-2009, 08:33 PM
Bruce homers to right! 1-0 Reds

redsfaninbsg
04-21-2009, 08:33 PM
Welcome back Bruce!

HeatherC1212
04-21-2009, 08:33 PM
BRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCE!!!! :jump:

Screwball
04-21-2009, 08:33 PM
Bruce smoked that pitch.

membengal
04-21-2009, 08:33 PM
That was the one part of the OF that a home run had a chance.

Nice job, Jay Bruce.

Nice. Job.

Down the line in right.

Raisor
04-21-2009, 08:33 PM
Did you hear the Cub fans going "Bruuuuce"!

;)

Gallen5862
04-21-2009, 08:34 PM
Jay Bruce goes Yard. Reds lead 1-0. :)

mth123
04-21-2009, 08:34 PM
A sight for sore eyes.

Reds Fanatic
04-21-2009, 08:34 PM
Encarnacion strikes out swinging. 2 outs.

OnBaseMachine
04-21-2009, 08:34 PM
Bruce crushed that. Hopefully that's a sign of things to come.

Tom Servo
04-21-2009, 08:34 PM
Edwin K's. I like his walks but I also wish he'd, you know, hit the ball.

Reds Fanatic
04-21-2009, 08:35 PM
Hernandez grounds out to 2nd. 1-0 Reds mid 2nd.

Tom Servo
04-21-2009, 08:35 PM
Ramon gently grounds out on the first pitch. I wish the Manigan was playing.

RedlegJake
04-21-2009, 08:36 PM
I'm happy if EE keeps drawing walks until his bat heats up. He's always streaky

Raisor
04-21-2009, 08:36 PM
Edwin K's. I like his walks but I also wish he'd, you know, hit the ball.

well, if he's going to slump, I'm glad he's still walking.

See, I'm positive this year!

HeatherC1212
04-21-2009, 08:38 PM
Micah looks much better tonight than he did the other night (knocks on wood!). :)

Tom Servo
04-21-2009, 08:38 PM
Micah vs. Micah. Go Micah!

Screwball
04-21-2009, 08:39 PM
Micah got the best of Micah there. 1-1.

Tom Servo
04-21-2009, 08:39 PM
Wrong Micah won the battle. :thumbdown

Raisor
04-21-2009, 08:39 PM
Does this game tie or break the record number of "Micah's" in single game?

Reds Fanatic
04-21-2009, 08:39 PM
Hoffpauir hits a long home run to right. 1-1.

HeatherC1212
04-21-2009, 08:39 PM
Well that's annoying.

Gallen5862
04-21-2009, 08:39 PM
Some Guy named Hoffpower homers to tie up the Game. :(

mth123
04-21-2009, 08:40 PM
Micah looks much better tonight than he did the other night (knocks on wood!). :)

musta been faux wood.

BCubb2003
04-21-2009, 08:41 PM
musta been faux wood.

Those maple bats are no good.

Reds Fanatic
04-21-2009, 08:42 PM
Ramirez lines a single to left.

Raisor
04-21-2009, 08:42 PM
Some Guy named Hoffpower homers to tie up the Game. :(

"Schlemiel! Schlimazel! Hasenpfeffer Incorporated!"

HeatherC1212
04-21-2009, 08:42 PM
Ramirez is the hitter who worries me the most in the Cubs lineup. They're all bad but he's hitting over .300 against the Reds. :eek:

*throws that wood away that she knocked on earlier* :p:

Gallen5862
04-21-2009, 08:42 PM
Owings needs a dP now.

OnBaseMachine
04-21-2009, 08:43 PM
Where was that 1-0 pitch to Fontenot?

Raisor
04-21-2009, 08:43 PM
The Riot awaits.

membengal
04-21-2009, 08:43 PM
Where was that 1-0 pitch to Fontenot?

Same place the 3-0 one was. Only that one was called a strike.

Reds Fanatic
04-21-2009, 08:44 PM
Fontenot walks. 1st and 2nd.

Tom Servo
04-21-2009, 08:44 PM
Owings not looking so hot at the moment.

Raisor
04-21-2009, 08:45 PM
The Riot still awaits.

OnBaseMachine
04-21-2009, 08:45 PM
Same place the 3-0 one was. Only that one was called a strike.

Yep.

Owings looks bad this inning. He can't afford to give up too many runs with Harden pitching.

Raisor
04-21-2009, 08:45 PM
The Riot has arrived.

Gallen5862
04-21-2009, 08:45 PM
First time a Micah has homered on a Micah. This according to Cubs announcer.

Reds Fanatic
04-21-2009, 08:46 PM
Soto flies out to right. Ramirez goes to 3rd. 1st and 3rd with 1 out.

HeatherC1212
04-21-2009, 08:46 PM
Let's get a double play here now.

Tom Servo
04-21-2009, 08:46 PM
Micah needs to get the Quiet Riot out here.

BCubb2003
04-21-2009, 08:46 PM
Baseball caps seem so irrelevant in such frigid weather.

Raisor
04-21-2009, 08:49 PM
I always mention this, when I see Dick Pole on the tv, but I had an english teacher in highschool named Dick Weed.

I swear.

Tom Servo
04-21-2009, 08:49 PM
Ugh. We can't quiet The Riot.

Reds Fanatic
04-21-2009, 08:49 PM
Theriot singles to center. 2-1 Cubs. 1st and 2nd.

Raisor
04-21-2009, 08:49 PM
The Riot is on first.

Tom Servo
04-21-2009, 08:50 PM
Well, this is going terribly.

Reds Fanatic
04-21-2009, 08:50 PM
Perfect bunt by Harden and he beats the throw to 1st. Bases loaded with 1 out.

mth123
04-21-2009, 08:50 PM
Theriot with a hard hit ball. Anyone think Janish gets that one?

HeatherC1212
04-21-2009, 08:50 PM
Ugh, I really hate the Cubs. :thumbdown

Screwball
04-21-2009, 08:50 PM
Uh oh, this might get out of hand quick.

Raisor
04-21-2009, 08:51 PM
Owings is upsetting my wife.

The Baumer
04-21-2009, 08:51 PM
Don't worry, guys. We still have our offense.

mth123
04-21-2009, 08:52 PM
Need a K here.

Reds Fanatic
04-21-2009, 08:53 PM
Soriano strikes out swinging. 2 outs.

mth123
04-21-2009, 08:53 PM
Need a K here.

Yes.

Raisor
04-21-2009, 08:53 PM
I hope those girls don't go to the prom with those idiots.

Because, then you're going to the prom with a cubs fan, and who would want to do that?

OnBaseMachine
04-21-2009, 08:53 PM
How in the world do you let the pitcher drop down a bunt single in a sacrifice situation? Everyone in the ballpark knows what's coming.

Tom Servo
04-21-2009, 08:53 PM
Credit to Owings for working out of the jam.

Reds Fanatic
04-21-2009, 08:53 PM
Whew. Fukodome flies out to center. 2-1 Cubs after 2.

WVRedsFan
04-21-2009, 08:53 PM
This could be the end of the game unless Owings gets this third out. he did. Wow, this Cubs team is scary.

HeatherC1212
04-21-2009, 08:55 PM
How in the world do you let the pitcher drop down a bunt single in a sacrifice situation? Everyone in the ballpark knows what's coming.

I didn't expect Harden to be that fast and I don't think Micah thought he was that fast either. He motored to first base. :eek:

I'm glad we got out of that inning relatively unscathed. That could have been so much worse!

mth123
04-21-2009, 08:55 PM
My initial reaction when the Reds acquired Owings for Dunn was that the Reds weren't getting value but settling for a cast-off. I've been more optimistic lately and he was the right choice for the 5th spot, but the talk of Owings being better than Fogg and the guys from last year is no sure thing IMO.

11larkin11
04-21-2009, 08:56 PM
That ball Theriot hit was a DP with Janish. Gonzo needed to be back farther in DP depth, not in. Not sure who told him to, but I really think Janish has that.

Screwball
04-21-2009, 08:56 PM
Really good stuff from Micah there to get out of trouble. One big swing woulda put the Reds behind the 8-ball early.

GAC
04-21-2009, 08:56 PM
I'm beating Raisor's butt in our FL match-up! ;)

[we now return you to your regularly scheduled programming]

Raisor
04-21-2009, 08:57 PM
My initial reaction when the Reds acquired Owings for Dunn was that the Reds weren't getting value but settling for a cast-off. I've been more optimistic lately and he was the right choice for the 5th spot, but the talk of Owings being better than Fogg and the guys from last year is no sure thing IMO.

If Owings gives us the exact same line as last year's 5th starters, it's an upgrade on the Run Differential side.

Probably.

Strikes Out Looking
04-21-2009, 08:57 PM
I didn't expect Harden to be that fast and I don't think Micah thought he was that fast either. He motored to first base. :eek:

I'm glad we got out of that inning relatively unscathed. That could have been so much worse!

Not only was it a very good bunt, but I think the infield is exceptionally slow due to the weather. I would guess that Willie T tries to do the same thing at least once tonight.

Reds Fanatic
04-21-2009, 08:58 PM
Gonzalez just chased ball 4 and strikes out.

11larkin11
04-21-2009, 08:58 PM
Ok thats it. I'm now done with Gonzalez.

Rosales up, Gonzalez gone.

Raisor
04-21-2009, 08:58 PM
A-Gon is not good.

Screwball
04-21-2009, 08:58 PM
That was a good foot off the plate.

OnBaseMachine
04-21-2009, 08:58 PM
Gonzalez chases a 3-2 pitch that was a foot outside.

WVRedsFan
04-21-2009, 08:58 PM
Gonzalez is the poo-poo right now. The year off simply killed him.

membengal
04-21-2009, 08:58 PM
I sure do wish we were seeing more of Paul Janish than we are.

11larkin11
04-21-2009, 08:59 PM
Does he have options? He needs some time in the minors to get his swing back, if its there at all

NC Reds
04-21-2009, 08:59 PM
I liked Gonzalez better when he was on the DL.

Reds Fanatic
04-21-2009, 09:00 PM
Owings strikes out looking. 4 Ks for Harden. 2 outs.

WVRedsFan
04-21-2009, 09:00 PM
It's becoming obvious that we have to work the count with Harden to get him out of the game after 6. He's "on" tonight and we're behind. Not good.

Reds Fanatic
04-21-2009, 09:00 PM
Taveras pops out to 1st. 2-1 Cubs mid 3rd.

Kc61
04-21-2009, 09:01 PM
I sure do wish we were seeing more of Paul Janish than we are.

I'm a big Janish fan, but he might be happier sitting against Harden. Tough pitcher.

HeatherC1212
04-21-2009, 09:02 PM
I really wish Harden had stayed in the AL. :(

Tom Servo
04-21-2009, 09:02 PM
Anybody else that catch the Micah Owings graphic on WGN that at the bottom noted "Owens Batting Average".

Still, I guess it's better than cutting out before a game is over.

Raisor
04-21-2009, 09:02 PM
OK, this is the second Sears Blue Crew commercial where Felicia Day isn't one of the team.

I will be boycotting Sears until this mistake is fixed.

mth123
04-21-2009, 09:02 PM
Does he have options? He needs some time in the minors to get his swing back, if its there at all

He's still in spring training mode. Yesterday's off day was to break up his streak of three starts in a row for the first time since 2007. Now Dusty wants to stretch him to 4. I think he could improve when he's finsihed rounding into form. The biggest question I have is whether he'll stay healthy long enough to ever round into form.

I think he should be DL'd and rehabbing in AAA while Rosales and Janish man SS.

Reds Fanatic
04-21-2009, 09:03 PM
Lee grounds out to short on the first pitch. 1 out.

Root Down
04-21-2009, 09:03 PM
I'm a big Janish fan, but he might be happier sitting against Harden. Tough pitcher.

Looks to me like Janish may have learned how to hit at this level though. He's hitting .400 (I know small sample size, but he looks completely different).

Screwball
04-21-2009, 09:03 PM
I sure do wish we were seeing more of Paul Janish than we are.

Yeah, thing is for better or worse Dusty's going to stick with A-Gon until he comes roaring out of his funk or it's painfully obvious he just can't hack it anymore.

membengal
04-21-2009, 09:03 PM
Weird "small sample" stat:

Arroyo is 3-0. Hanigan and Janish's only starts coincide with Arroyo's.

Raisor
04-21-2009, 09:04 PM
Anybody else that catch the Micah Owings graphic on WGN that at the bottom noted "Owens Batting Average".

Still, I guess it's better than cutting out before a game is over.

I've caught myself spelling it "Owensing", which is a mouthful.

membengal
04-21-2009, 09:04 PM
I'm a big Janish fan, but he might be happier sitting against Harden. Tough pitcher.

He sure is. But NOT the kind of pitcher that Alex G needs to be getting ABs against to "get right".

Janish gives the Reds a better chance to win right now, on balance, than Alex G is.

HeatherC1212
04-21-2009, 09:04 PM
That wind is awful tonight! :eek:

Root Down
04-21-2009, 09:04 PM
Weird "small sample" stat:

Arroyo is 3-0. Hanigan and Janish's only starts coincide with Arroyo's.

There's some baseball statistics if I've ever seen em! :)

Reds Fanatic
04-21-2009, 09:05 PM
Votto lost the foul ball in the wind and it falls to the ground

Reds Fanatic
04-21-2009, 09:05 PM
Hoffpauir walks.

Screwball
04-21-2009, 09:05 PM
Votto lost the foul ball in the wind and it falls to the ground

Micah then works a walk.

Raisor
04-21-2009, 09:06 PM
He sure is. But NOT the kind of pitcher that Alex G needs to be getting ABs against to "get right".

Janish gives the Reds a better chance to win right now, on balance, than Alex G is.

When Paul Janish is the better bet, you know you're a crappy hitter.

NC Reds
04-21-2009, 09:06 PM
That was a major league double play.

HeatherC1212
04-21-2009, 09:06 PM
Double play!! A nice short inning for Micah too. :)

Reds Fanatic
04-21-2009, 09:06 PM
5-4-3 DP ends the inning. 2-1 Cubs after 3.

Tom Servo
04-21-2009, 09:06 PM
I'm really starting to hate the Cubs Micah.

Screwball
04-21-2009, 09:06 PM
Solid 5-4-3 prevents any damage though. Good work there, Owings.

BCubb2003
04-21-2009, 09:07 PM
Beware the pauir of the Hoff.

Strikes Out Looking
04-21-2009, 09:08 PM
I'm really starting to hate the Cubs Micah.

I hate anything to do with the Cubs.

Raisor
04-21-2009, 09:08 PM
Beware the pauir of the Hoff.



Excuse me sir, but there is only one The Hoff.

Reds Fanatic
04-21-2009, 09:09 PM
Dickerson just got under that ball and flies out to the warning track in right.

HeatherC1212
04-21-2009, 09:09 PM
I hate anything to do with the Cubs.

Word. :thumbup:

Reds Fanatic
04-21-2009, 09:11 PM
A cat is loose in the outfield

HeatherC1212
04-21-2009, 09:11 PM
Don't hit the kitty!!! :eek:

NC Reds
04-21-2009, 09:11 PM
That's a big cat.

Reds Fanatic
04-21-2009, 09:12 PM
The ballboy picks up the cat by his tail and puts him in the stands.

HeatherC1212
04-21-2009, 09:12 PM
LMAO @ the Cub guy dealing with the cat!! I guess it's the front row's problem now, LOL :laugh:

Raisor
04-21-2009, 09:12 PM
That's a big cat.

That wasn't a cat, it was the Wrigley Goat!

11larkin11
04-21-2009, 09:13 PM
Wow that cat was vicious. Im the first guy, chasing him to the other guy

Reds Fanatic
04-21-2009, 09:13 PM
I feel bad for the cat he is stuck with the Cubs fans.

Votto walks.

Screwball
04-21-2009, 09:13 PM
Great at-bat there by Votto to work the walk despite the cat delay.

mth123
04-21-2009, 09:14 PM
Votto wins the cat and mouse game with Harden. BB

VR
04-21-2009, 09:14 PM
Great ab by Votto.

Keep looking to right BP, you can do it!

redsfaninbsg
04-21-2009, 09:14 PM
Harden on a strict pitch count? For some reason I remember hearing that during his start against Colorado last week.

HeatherC1212
04-21-2009, 09:14 PM
Great AB by Joey. :)

Strikes Out Looking
04-21-2009, 09:14 PM
Now would be an excellent time for BP to end his slump.

Raisor
04-21-2009, 09:14 PM
Wow that cat was vicious. Im the first guy, chasing him to the other guy

http://thm-a01.yimg.com/image/d2df09a63a15c7ba

VR
04-21-2009, 09:14 PM
take either of those to right BP, please.

Patrick Bateman
04-21-2009, 09:15 PM
Did they really just pick up that cat by the tail.

Screwball
04-21-2009, 09:15 PM
I think Phillips just tried to hit it about 700 feet.

NC Reds
04-21-2009, 09:15 PM
Would it kill Dusty to move Phillips to 6th or 7th in the order versus righties?

Raisor
04-21-2009, 09:15 PM
I think they got Votto

Reds Fanatic
04-21-2009, 09:15 PM
Votto steals 2nd. Phillips is called out on strikes on a pitch that was outside.

VR
04-21-2009, 09:16 PM
BP....do you keep batting him 4th?

Tom Servo
04-21-2009, 09:16 PM
Just call him Wheels.

Kc61
04-21-2009, 09:17 PM
Would it kill Dusty to move Phillips to 6th or 7th in the order versus righties?

The Reds really need a good righty hitter -- someone who can hit right handed pitching well. Or a switch hitter.

11larkin11
04-21-2009, 09:17 PM
I can definitely see what is wrong with Brandon. When Brandon is on, he has power to all fields. Right now he is trying to pull everything, acting like Edwin.

HeatherC1212
04-21-2009, 09:17 PM
Speedy Vottomatic, LOL :laugh:

Raisor
04-21-2009, 09:17 PM
BP....do you keep batting him 4th?

I wouldn't have done it in the first place.

Willy T needs to hit cleanup.

redsfaninbsg
04-21-2009, 09:17 PM
Bruce is back!

Raisor
04-21-2009, 09:18 PM
Jay Bruce is heating up.

Reds Fanatic
04-21-2009, 09:18 PM
Bruce singles to right. Tie game 2-2!

NC Reds
04-21-2009, 09:18 PM
Bruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuce.

HeatherC1212
04-21-2009, 09:18 PM
Sweet! Thanks Bruuuuuuuuce!! :D

LOL @ all the references to the Bartman incident. :laugh:

Matt700wlw
04-21-2009, 09:18 PM
BRUUUUUUUCE!

Strikes Out Looking
04-21-2009, 09:18 PM
Bruuuuuuuuce!

Screwball
04-21-2009, 09:18 PM
Couple rib-eye steaks for Bruce tonight.

VR
04-21-2009, 09:18 PM
We now have 4 starters batting over .200 :beerme:

mth123
04-21-2009, 09:18 PM
Votto steals and scores on a Bruce Single. Finally small ball pays off.

It works better when the best hitters are involved I guess.

WVRedsFan
04-21-2009, 09:19 PM
This team amazes me. So does Jay. Bruce looked lost for two weeks and tonight he looks like a superstar. There is no reason we should be competing here and yet we are. Don't let me wake up.

Raisor
04-21-2009, 09:20 PM
Votto steals and scores on a Bruce Single. Finally small ball pays off.

It works better when the best hitters are involved I guess.

Problem is if the best hitters have to keep playing smallball.

Strikes Out Looking
04-21-2009, 09:20 PM
This team amazes me. So does Jay. Bruce looked lost for two weeks and tonight he looks like a superstar. There is no reason we should be competing here and yet we are. Don't let me wake up.

Why shouldn't the Reds be competing here?

Reds Fanatic
04-21-2009, 09:20 PM
Edwin strikes out swinging for the 2nd time tonight. Tie game 2-2.

Raisor
04-21-2009, 09:20 PM
The Bruce is stranded.

William Wallace would not be pleased.

mth123
04-21-2009, 09:21 PM
Problem is if the best hitters have to keep playing smallball.

No kidding. Maybe you didn't catch my sarcasm. Not a small ball fan.

HeatherC1212
04-21-2009, 09:21 PM
Jay heating up again makes me happy I'm playing him in the OF this week for fantasy baseball, LOL :laugh: (I hope he keeps this up though or it will be a long week!)

Raisor
04-21-2009, 09:22 PM
No kidding. Maybe you didn't catch my sarcasm. Not a small ball fan.

Hard to tell sarcasm on the interwebs sometimes.

membengal
04-21-2009, 09:23 PM
Houston is breaking out offensively a bit against the Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw tonight. Carlos Lee just went deep to give the Astros a 4-3 lead in the third.

Oh, and somehow the Reds were there for four days and Russ Ortiz, of all people, was the guy they missed in that rotation...

WVRedsFan
04-21-2009, 09:23 PM
Why shouldn't the Reds be competing here?
Harden is really hitting his spots and yet we (or at least Jay Bruce) is getting the big hit. It's just so unusual, especially for a guy on the interstate since Opening Day.

HeatherC1212
04-21-2009, 09:23 PM
Pop ups are a little perilous tonight, LOL :laugh:

Reds Fanatic
04-21-2009, 09:23 PM
Fontenot pops out to 3rd. 1 out.

Reds Fanatic
04-21-2009, 09:24 PM
Soto flies out to the edge of the warning track in right. 2 outs.

membengal
04-21-2009, 09:24 PM
Owings has settled back in nicely. Knock on wood.

That was a huge at-bat back in the 2nd when he got the K on Soriano with the sacks full and one out.

Raisor
04-21-2009, 09:25 PM
Oh, and somehow the Reds were there for four days and Russ Ortiz, of all people, was the guy they missed in that rotation...

Rockin Leo Mazzone is a cohost of a daily radio show here in Atlanta. He's always talking up Ortiz.

Tom Servo
04-21-2009, 09:26 PM
Owings quiets TheRiot with a looking K.

Strikes Out Looking
04-21-2009, 09:26 PM
Don't you just love how the Cub fans cheer every fly ball hit into the outfield like its going to be a home run?

Reds Fanatic
04-21-2009, 09:26 PM
Theriot strikes out looking. 2-2 after 4.

Kc61
04-21-2009, 09:26 PM
Harden is really hitting his spots and yet we (or at least Jay Bruce) is getting the big hit. It's just so unusual, especially for a guy on the interstate since Opening Day.

Harden is the type of pitcher who is very difficult for right handed hitters. No accident that Bruce is the guy hitting effectively tonight.

Phillips and EE aren't hitting, but tonight is not a good measure. This is one tough pitcher, Harden.

Meanwhile, Owings getting better as the game moves on. Good for him. Now, Micah, hit a homer when you get up.

HeatherC1212
04-21-2009, 09:26 PM
Nice inning from Micah....the good one! ;)

11larkin11
04-21-2009, 09:26 PM
Due up for the Reds in the top of the inning...

The Black Hole

(not as bad with Owings in, but thats what I will call Hernandez-Gonzalez-Pitcher. When Hernandez starts to hit like I think he will, the nickname will then just refer to Gonzalez)

membengal
04-21-2009, 09:26 PM
Rockin Leo Mazzone is a cohost of a daily radio show here in Atlanta. He's always talking up Ortiz.

Oh, he's the one who is? Him and Ortiz's mom?

Raisor
04-21-2009, 09:27 PM
Hernandez
A-Gon
Owings coming up.

I don't like MO coming up with no one on in front of him.

HeatherC1212
04-21-2009, 09:28 PM
Rockin Leo Mazzone is a cohost of a daily radio show here in Atlanta. He's always talking up Ortiz.

I always wonder why Mazzone's talked him up so much because they were with the Orioles together a few years ago and Russ was by far the worst pitcher on the team. I don't think he has much left in the tank. :eek:

Screwball
04-21-2009, 09:28 PM
Hernandez
A-Gon
Owings coming up.

I don't like MO coming up with no one on in front of him.

Expecting back-to-back homers?

OnBaseMachine
04-21-2009, 09:28 PM
I'd love to see Owings settle down and give us a 6 IP, 3 ER (or 2). He's looked good in three of the four innings. Hopefully it continues.

Strikes Out Looking
04-21-2009, 09:28 PM
Hernandez
A-Gon
Owings coming up.

I don't like MO coming up with no one on in front of him.

To quote Elvis Costello "Accidents Can Happen"

NC Reds
04-21-2009, 09:29 PM
Aim for the heart Ramon.

Reds Fanatic
04-21-2009, 09:29 PM
Hernandez grounds out to 2nd. 1 out.

lollipopcurve
04-21-2009, 09:29 PM
Owings really competes. It may take him a while to get all the rust off following his abbreviated 08, but I think he'll end up being consistently solid.

Raisor
04-21-2009, 09:29 PM
Oh, he's the one who is? Him and Ortiz's mom?

He keeps going on how Ortiz won 20 games for them that year.

I liked Leo when he did Saturday baseball on Fox last year, but he's a nightmare on the morning show he's on. (Nothing to do with the Ortiz pimping, heck if I coached Ortiz to a 20 win season I'd hype it all day long too)

membengal
04-21-2009, 09:30 PM
Owings really competes. It may take him a while to get all the rust off following his abbreviated 08, but I think he'll end up being consistently solid.

I am in full agreement. He is world's better than what the Reds ran out in the 5th spot at any point in 2008.

11larkin11
04-21-2009, 09:30 PM
Come on Gonzo, make me eat my words

OnBaseMachine
04-21-2009, 09:30 PM
3-0 on Gonzalez. I'd have him take two pitches.

Moot point as he walks on four pitches.

Reds Fanatic
04-21-2009, 09:31 PM
A 4 pitch walk to Gonzalez.

membengal
04-21-2009, 09:31 PM
Walk on four pitches to Alex G!

THAT has to hurt, Cubs fans...

Strikes Out Looking
04-21-2009, 09:31 PM
To quote Elvis Costello "Accidents Can Happen"

Told ya!

Raisor
04-21-2009, 09:31 PM
A-Gon is out of his slump.

So let it be written....

HeatherC1212
04-21-2009, 09:31 PM
Micah gets to bat with someone on base. Why on earth did Harden walk Gonzo on four pitches?! :eek: (I'll take it, but why would he want to pitch to Owings?! LOL :laugh: )

11larkin11
04-21-2009, 09:31 PM
Why is Micah bunting?!?!?!!?!

OnBaseMachine
04-21-2009, 09:31 PM
Sac bunting with Owings? Why? Let him swing away.

Screwball
04-21-2009, 09:31 PM
Harden fears the bat of Gonzalez.

They should let Owings hit.

Raisor
04-21-2009, 09:32 PM
3-0 on Gonzalez. I'd have him take two pitches.

Moot point as he walks on four pitches.

That's the wrong idea. He should take all his pitches.

mth123
04-21-2009, 09:32 PM
Walk on four pitches to Alex G!

THAT has to hurt, Cubs fans...

Kangaroo court should lay a big fine on Harden.

NC Reds
04-21-2009, 09:32 PM
Owings hits better than Willy T. Bunt never made any sense.

membengal
04-21-2009, 09:32 PM
Kangaroo court should lay a big fine on Harden.

Rich, he was 2 for 30 coming in. Explain yourself.

Reds Fanatic
04-21-2009, 09:33 PM
Owings strikes out looking. That looked outside. 2 outs.

HeatherC1212
04-21-2009, 09:33 PM
Ugh, that looked both high and outside. :bang:

Raisor
04-21-2009, 09:33 PM
Owings is a power hitter, so K's are acceptable.

And I'm not joking even a little bit.

Raisor
04-21-2009, 09:34 PM
I'm worried Willy T is going to hit a HR one of these days. He hits too many flyballs already and I don't want him going all Major League II on us.

Tony Cloninger
04-21-2009, 09:34 PM
Did GG really say that Pinella is a HOF manager? Really? One WS appearance and only one other time has he gone farther than the divisional playoffs and he is a HOF manager right now?

OnBaseMachine
04-21-2009, 09:34 PM
Owings strikes out looking. That looked outside. 2 outs.

And high.

GAC
04-21-2009, 09:34 PM
Owings bunting. This is typical Dustyball folks. Get use to it.

Tom Servo
04-21-2009, 09:34 PM
Tremendous hit by Taveras.

Reds Fanatic
04-21-2009, 09:34 PM
Taveras grounds it to Harden who can't field it cleanly. Infield hit.

HeatherC1212
04-21-2009, 09:34 PM
Wow, the infield must be slippery too! Good break for the Reds. :D

membengal
04-21-2009, 09:35 PM
"Hit" for Willy T. Need Dickerson to pick the team up from the left side here and make Harden pay for his mortal walking Alex G on four pitches sin...

redsfaninbsg
04-21-2009, 09:35 PM
Make Harden work the rest of this inning and the 6th and he should be done, pitch count getting up there.

membengal
04-21-2009, 09:36 PM
Nice pick from Derek Lee to save Theriot an error.

Rats.