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Red in Chicago
04-23-2009, 02:10 PM
I haven't seen the Cubs lineup yet, but here is the Reds:

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

vs. Carlos Zambrano

BRM
04-23-2009, 02:25 PM
Cubs lineup:

Alfonso Soriano LF
Ryan Theriot SS
Kosuke Fukudome CF
Derrek Lee 1B
Aramis Ramirez 3B
Micah Hoffpauir RF
Geovany Soto C
Mike Fontenot 2B
Carlos Zambrano P

Matt700wlw
04-23-2009, 03:08 PM
Get into Zambrano's head!

HeatherC1212
04-23-2009, 03:09 PM
Go Reds!! :D

I'd love to listen to this game on the radio but my coworkers are doing a good job of being loud this week and I'd probably never hear it. :bang:

Matt700wlw
04-23-2009, 03:15 PM
Go Reds!! :D

I'd love to listen to this game on the radio but my coworkers are doing a good job of being loud this week and I'd probably never hear it. :bang:

Tell them to shut up!! :D

cumberlandreds
04-23-2009, 03:18 PM
Go Reds!! :D

I'd love to listen to this game on the radio but my coworkers are doing a good job of being loud this week and I'd probably never hear it. :bang:

Just tell them you can't concentrate on your work and to shut the heck up!

nate
04-23-2009, 03:18 PM
No freaking TV! Boo hiss!

Chat is totally open!

bucksfan2
04-23-2009, 03:20 PM
Its not on WGN?

Matt700wlw
04-23-2009, 03:20 PM
Reds road game blacked out on CSN....MLB blackout rules are goofy.

cumberlandreds
04-23-2009, 03:20 PM
Its not on WGN?

Nope. It's on CSN Chicago.

AmarilloRed
04-23-2009, 03:22 PM
I'll watch it on Gameday.

cumberlandreds
04-23-2009, 03:23 PM
Taveras GO to SS.

cumberlandreds
04-23-2009, 03:25 PM
Dickerson K's swinging. Two away.

Matt700wlw
04-23-2009, 03:25 PM
Votto. Yeah. HUSTLES his way into a double!

cumberlandreds
04-23-2009, 03:26 PM
Votto a hustling double off the 2nd basemans glove.

cumberlandreds
04-23-2009, 03:26 PM
EdE K's swinging to end the first.

HeatherC1212
04-23-2009, 03:29 PM
Seriously, Vottomatic needs a smiley icon thing here! :D

And I'd love to tell my coworkers to be quiet but no one here listens to me, LOL :laugh:

nate
04-23-2009, 03:29 PM
This is news to me. MLB is going to CHARGE for gameday after the 26th.

What's next? Blackouts for gameday?

cumberlandreds
04-23-2009, 03:31 PM
This is news to me. MLB is going to CHARGE for gameday after the 26th.

What's next? Blackouts for gameday?

MLB's number rule: Thou shalt make it as hard as possible for fans to watch games

GoReds
04-23-2009, 03:32 PM
This is news to me. MLB is going to CHARGE for gameday after the 26th.

What's next? Blackouts for gameday?

My name is Bud Selig and my salary and I approve of this message.

cumberlandreds
04-23-2009, 03:33 PM
Cubs go out in order in the first. Zip to zip after one.

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2009, 03:35 PM
This is news to me. MLB is going to CHARGE for gameday after the 26th.

What's next? Blackouts for gameday?

I was under the impression it was only charging for Gameday PREMIUM. As in with all the extra do-hickies under the player pictures.

jojo
04-23-2009, 03:35 PM
This is news to me. MLB is going to CHARGE for gameday after the 26th.

What's next? Blackouts for gameday?

I think theyre just going to charge for the bells and whistles.

cumberlandreds
04-23-2009, 03:38 PM
Phillips K looking for out two. Bruce richoted one off the mound right to the SS for the first out.

HeatherC1212
04-23-2009, 03:39 PM
I was under the impression it was only charging for Gameday PREMIUM. As in with all the extra do-hickies under the player pictures.

That makes more sense although it's still kind of stupid to charge for play by play stuff. I don't think everyone needs the extra stuff. I'm happy to just get the play by play stuff.

Glad to see Harang set them down in order. :)

cumberlandreds
04-23-2009, 03:39 PM
Fly out to CF and an easy inning for Zambrano. no score in the 2nd.

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2009, 03:39 PM
3 up 3 down for the Reds.

jojo
04-23-2009, 03:40 PM
A good at bat from Phillips especially considering CZ is his worst nightmare....a competent righty.

nate
04-23-2009, 03:40 PM
I was under the impression it was only charging for Gameday PREMIUM. As in with all the extra do-hickies under the player pictures.


I think theyre just going to charge for the bells and whistles.

You guys are seriously impairing my complaining with this!

Knock it off!

:cool:

(these are jokes, btw)

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2009, 03:41 PM
Aaron Harang is pitching today, so don't expect the Reds to score more than one run.

It's gotta be so frustrating for Harang to go out there knowing he needs to be nearly perfect to get a chance for a win.

jojo
04-23-2009, 03:41 PM
You guys are seriously impairing my complaining with this!

Knock it off!

:cool:

(these are jokes, btw)

Hey, mlb is doing it's best to stimulate the economy....:cool:

cumberlandreds
04-23-2009, 03:41 PM
Ground out to SS for one out.

cumberlandreds
04-23-2009, 03:42 PM
Ramirez singles.

jojo
04-23-2009, 03:44 PM
Ramirez singles.

Ya...that one just about dented Harang's cranium

membengal
04-23-2009, 03:46 PM
I have come to loathe Aramis Ramirez.

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2009, 03:49 PM
No score after two innings.

cumberlandreds
04-23-2009, 03:50 PM
Cubs out in the second after getting two on. 0-0 after two.

membengal
04-23-2009, 03:51 PM
With a 3b, LF, SS, and C the Reds would be dangerous.

cumberlandreds
04-23-2009, 03:51 PM
Gonzo GO to 3b one away

BRM
04-23-2009, 03:51 PM
With a 3b, LF, SS, and C the Reds would be dangerous.

That's all? Piece of cake...

TRF
04-23-2009, 03:52 PM
Gonzales GO on the first pitch.

TRF
04-23-2009, 03:52 PM
Harang follows suit, but sees three pitches

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2009, 03:53 PM
If you're not gonna hit, at least make the pitcher throw a few pitches.

BRM
04-23-2009, 03:53 PM
Making Z work. :rolleyes:

TRF
04-23-2009, 03:54 PM
8 pitches. Zambrano threw 8 pitches in the 3rd.

not good.

cumberlandreds
04-23-2009, 03:54 PM
Too easy of an inning for Zambrano. No score in the third.

membengal
04-23-2009, 03:54 PM
If under .200 is below the Medoza line, what is under .100? Because Alex G continues to be at that level...

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2009, 03:54 PM
34 pitches in three innings for Zambrano.

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2009, 03:55 PM
With a 3b, LF, SS, and C the Reds would be dangerous.

LOL. I was thinking the same thing.

membengal
04-23-2009, 03:55 PM
And what do we have to do to get Dusty to agree to give Janish an extra start or two a week? I am willing to pony up for a fruit basket. Who's with me?

Sea Ray
04-23-2009, 03:55 PM
EdE K's swinging to end the first.

So much for shuffling the lineup to find a cleanup hitter

membengal
04-23-2009, 03:56 PM
So much for shuffling the lineup to find a cleanup hitter

Jay Bruce needs to bat clean-up. Because EE and Philips ain't it.

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2009, 03:57 PM
How nice would it be to have Nick Swisher in this lineup?

BRM
04-23-2009, 03:57 PM
So much for shuffling the lineup to find a cleanup hitter

Yeah, he's had 5 whole plate appearances in the cleanup spot and hasn't produced. Fire the bum.

cumberlandreds
04-23-2009, 03:58 PM
Zambrano K's. One out.

HeatherC1212
04-23-2009, 03:58 PM
Note to Reds Hitters: Zambrano is not Cy Young. Please be patient and start taking pitches so we can get him out of there before he pitches a complete game shutout. :thumbdown

jojo
04-23-2009, 03:58 PM
I'm still waiting to see the gold glove centerfielder in Chris Dickerson.

BRM
04-23-2009, 03:59 PM
I'm still waiting to see the gold glove centerfielder in Chris Dickerson.

Hard to see it when he doesn't play CF.

cumberlandreds
04-23-2009, 03:59 PM
Soriano doubles

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2009, 03:59 PM
Did Dickerson misplay that ball or something?

membengal
04-23-2009, 03:59 PM
I'm still waiting to see the gold glove centerfielder in Chris Dickerson.

Not happening. The defense from he and JHJ has been a disappointment in replacing Dunn.

Strikes Out Looking
04-23-2009, 04:00 PM
If Dusty is so hot to not bat Votto and Bruce back to back, why doesn't he bat Phillips 3, Votto 4, EdE 5 and Bruce 6?

jojo
04-23-2009, 04:00 PM
Hard to see it when he doesn't play CF.

Actually, it's not.

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2009, 04:01 PM
Actually, it's not.

Did he misplay that Soriano double?

jojo
04-23-2009, 04:02 PM
Did he misplay that Soriano double?

No, that was a grounder down the line. It was a legit double.

Matt700wlw
04-23-2009, 04:02 PM
Soriano went to the Reds school of base running :D

cumberlandreds
04-23-2009, 04:02 PM
Soriano picked off 2nd. Two away.

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2009, 04:02 PM
Thanks jojo.

Raisor
04-23-2009, 04:02 PM
If Dusty is so hot to not bat Votto and Bruce back to back, why doesn't he bat Phillips 3, Votto 4, EdE 5 and Bruce 6?

I don't think moving Phillips up in the lineup is the way to go, except against LHP.

GoReds
04-23-2009, 04:02 PM
I'm still waiting to see the gold glove centerfielder in Chris Dickerson.


Maybe that's the problem - his glove is made of gold.

jojo
04-23-2009, 04:03 PM
Soriano was haranged...

cumberlandreds
04-23-2009, 04:03 PM
Theriot pops out to CF. No score after three. Lets try to make Zambrano throw at least ten pitches this inning.OK?

Raisor
04-23-2009, 04:03 PM
Soriano was haranged...

boo!

:thumbup:

Chip R
04-23-2009, 04:04 PM
If under .200 is below the Medoza line, what is under .100? Because Alex G continues to be at that level...


Under the Interstate.

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2009, 04:04 PM
Thanks jojo.

They were talking about a foul ball to the corner when Zambrano was up. It hit Chris' glove but he dropped it because he was right up to the wall. Marty made it sound like he definitely should've had it. Not seeing it myself...I've got no clue.

Is anybody actually watching the game, or just listening? I thought it was blacked out everywhere.

Matt700wlw
04-23-2009, 04:06 PM
Dickerson. Nice.

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2009, 04:06 PM
Stand up triple for Dickerson! Woo hoo! :O)

cumberlandreds
04-23-2009, 04:06 PM
Dickerson triples off the RF wall.

TRF
04-23-2009, 04:06 PM
Dickerson TRIPLES!!!

membengal
04-23-2009, 04:06 PM
Lead-off triple for Dickerson. Nice.

By the way, according to my MLB Scoreboard, Dave Bush has a no-no through six against the Phillies...

jojo
04-23-2009, 04:07 PM
They were talking about a foul ball to the corner when Zambrano was up. It hit Chris' glove but he dropped it because he was right up to the wall. Marty made it sound like he definitely should've had it. Not seeing it myself...I've got no clue.

Is anybody actually watching the game, or just listening? I thought it was blacked out everywhere.

It should have been caught.

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2009, 04:07 PM
Get him in please.

Dave Bush is no-hitting the Phillies through six innings.

Will M
04-23-2009, 04:07 PM
Did he misplay that Soriano double?

Zambrano hit a long foul ball to LF & Dickerson had it in his glove but couldn't catch it.

durl
04-23-2009, 04:07 PM
Hey...there was a 5-pitch at-bat with a triple! Not bad!

RichRed
04-23-2009, 04:07 PM
Time to get inside that 10-cent head of Zambrano's.

reds44
04-23-2009, 04:07 PM
Dickerson has some wheels.

jojo
04-23-2009, 04:07 PM
Dickerson triples off the RF wall.

I thought that one was going to be gone.

membengal
04-23-2009, 04:08 PM
Crikey. Frustrating that Votto couldn't get the runner in there. EE really needs to focus and get the job done now. This team can't waste this.

durl
04-23-2009, 04:08 PM
And our best hitter can't get the run in. Oh, well...

jojo
04-23-2009, 04:09 PM
Votto doesn't get cheated on his swing...

reds44
04-23-2009, 04:09 PM
Why do I have a feeling this isn't going to end well?

jojo
04-23-2009, 04:09 PM
I hate the Cubs but Lee is a cool cat...

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2009, 04:09 PM
Watch them not score.

AmarilloRed
04-23-2009, 04:10 PM
Why didn't Dickerson score on a groundout to first?

reds44
04-23-2009, 04:10 PM
I feel better with Bruce up.

cumberlandreds
04-23-2009, 04:10 PM
EE walks.

membengal
04-23-2009, 04:10 PM
EE walks.

Bruce up, runners 1st and 3rd, one out.

reds44
04-23-2009, 04:10 PM
Why didn't Dickerson score on a groundout to first?
1st baseman was playing up?

TRF
04-23-2009, 04:10 PM
What's EE's OBP now? .90000?

membengal
04-23-2009, 04:10 PM
Why didn't Dickerson score on a groundout to first?

Lee was apparently pulled even with the bag and the ball was hit right to him...

bucksfan2
04-23-2009, 04:11 PM
Sounds like the Reds are doing a good job of working the count

jojo
04-23-2009, 04:11 PM
Is Bruce a Cubs killer?

durl
04-23-2009, 04:11 PM
EE batting 2nd, anyone? :D

reds44
04-23-2009, 04:11 PM
2-0

Pick one out Jay.

Matt700wlw
04-23-2009, 04:11 PM
Bruuuuuuuuucee!

cincrazy
04-23-2009, 04:11 PM
Run scores. Base hit to right for Jay.

membengal
04-23-2009, 04:11 PM
jay Bruce, bless you.

Single puts the Reds up.

cumberlandreds
04-23-2009, 04:11 PM
Bruce is the MAN. Single to score the first run of the game.

reds44
04-23-2009, 04:11 PM
Jay remembered how to hit.

Uh oh.

membengal
04-23-2009, 04:12 PM
EE at 2nd, Bruce at first, Phillips up.

Anyone for a hit and run here?

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2009, 04:12 PM
Jay with a single to right to knock Chris in. Edwin advances to second.

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2009, 04:12 PM
Thank you Jay Bruce. I had a bad feeling they weren't going to score after Votto grounded out.

TRF
04-23-2009, 04:12 PM
Bruce with the run scoring single.

reds44
04-23-2009, 04:12 PM
Phillips hit into a Phillips.

membengal
04-23-2009, 04:12 PM
Or a DP instead.

Rats.

durl
04-23-2009, 04:12 PM
I figured they'd pitch around Bruce to get to the bottom 4 hitters. Those 4 have a combined BA of .112.

Good job, Jay!!

cumberlandreds
04-23-2009, 04:13 PM
Phillips hits into a phillips. Inning over 1-0 Reds. There's your run for the day Harang. Holdem!

cincrazy
04-23-2009, 04:13 PM
Is it just me or is Phillips on pace for 162 DP's?

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2009, 04:13 PM
DP ball to end the inning.

Jojo, are you watching the game? If so, what channel?

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2009, 04:13 PM
Phillips is so dang frustrating. He cost the Reds a potential big inning with that doubleplay.

TRF
04-23-2009, 04:14 PM
Zambrano threw a lot of pitches that inning. here's hoping that trend continues for him in the 5th.

durl
04-23-2009, 04:14 PM
Brandon....TAKE A PITCH. Geez. This one-and-done thing ain't workin.

jojo
04-23-2009, 04:14 PM
DP ball to end the inning.

Jojo, are you watching the game? If so, what channel?

mlbtv

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2009, 04:15 PM
Is it just me or is Phillips on pace for 162 DP's?

No, he's got 3. But if you just read here then you'd think he'd hit into a couple dozen already.

durl
04-23-2009, 04:15 PM
Hernandez BA is now better than Phillips. Interesting.

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2009, 04:15 PM
Bruce's OPS is quietly up to .790 now.

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2009, 04:16 PM
Dave Bush has a no-hitter through 7.

cumberlandreds
04-23-2009, 04:16 PM
Fukodome singles to start the Cubs inning.

Chip R
04-23-2009, 04:17 PM
Phillips is so dang frustrating. He cost the Reds a potential big inning with that doubleplay.


Least he didn't strike out.

cumberlandreds
04-23-2009, 04:17 PM
Lee pops out.

RichRed
04-23-2009, 04:17 PM
Is it just me or is Phillips on pace for 162 DP's?

Nope, "only" 32.

durl
04-23-2009, 04:17 PM
Lee is taking batting lessons from Phillips.

jojo
04-23-2009, 04:18 PM
Fukodome singles to start the Cubs inning.

I'd actually pay money to hear Harry Carey try and pronounce Fukodome's name in the 6th or 7th inning of a game...

cumberlandreds
04-23-2009, 04:19 PM
Ramirez pops out to Bruce two away.

bucksfan2
04-23-2009, 04:20 PM
I'd actually pay money to hear Harry Carey try and pronounce Fukodome's name in the 6th or 7th inning of a game...

:thumbup: Awesome

RichRed
04-23-2009, 04:21 PM
Harang at 54 pitches and Z at 51 pitches thru 4 innings.

cumberlandreds
04-23-2009, 04:22 PM
I'd actually pay money to hear Harry Carey try and pronounce Fukodome's name in the 6th or 7th inning of a game...

Me too. Or hear him say it backwards.

reds44
04-23-2009, 04:22 PM
I could get used to this not letting the other team score thing.

reds44
04-23-2009, 04:23 PM
Hernandez, not so much with the wheels.

membengal
04-23-2009, 04:23 PM
I could get used to this not letting the other team score thing.

Given our offense, it's a flat necessity.

Raisor
04-23-2009, 04:24 PM
I just ate too much chili

durl
04-23-2009, 04:24 PM
At least Hernandez got 6 pitches out of Zambrano.

BRM
04-23-2009, 04:25 PM
I just ate too much chili

Just keep your gas out of the game thread.

membengal
04-23-2009, 04:25 PM
Is Alex G on a State Route now?

Chip R
04-23-2009, 04:26 PM
I'd actually pay money to hear Harry Carey try and pronounce Fukodome's name in the 6th or 7th inning of a game...


Or say some kind of un-PC comment about him.

HeatherC1212
04-23-2009, 04:26 PM
Glad we got the run in and even better that it was one of the guys on my fantasy team, LOL ;)

Chip R
04-23-2009, 04:26 PM
I just ate too much chili


Getting another Nobel Prize for that?

AmarilloRed
04-23-2009, 04:27 PM
I think it's time to make Janish the starting SS.

BRM
04-23-2009, 04:27 PM
We might see complete games out of both pitchers at this rate.

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2009, 04:27 PM
Bill Hall just made a tremendous play to save the no-no. Through 7.1 now.

TRF
04-23-2009, 04:27 PM
I just ate too much chili

oxymoron.

like military intelligence or Chip is devestatingly handsome.

durl
04-23-2009, 04:27 PM
Well, the bottom 3 lived up to their stats at the plate. It just shows that consistency isn't necessarily a good thing.

BRM
04-23-2009, 04:28 PM
oxymoron.

Calling Raisor a moron is bad for your health.

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2009, 04:28 PM
Or say some kind of un-PC comment about him.

As much as I hate the Cubs, I do miss Harry. He was intertaining to say the least...just not on purpose usually.

Strikes Out Looking
04-23-2009, 04:28 PM
The good news: Alex Gonzalez was healthy enough to be in the opening day lineup.
The bad news: It should have been the Louisville opening day lineup.

Raisor
04-23-2009, 04:28 PM
oxymoron.

like military intelligence or Chip is devestatingly handsome.

..but it's coming out of my ears.

jojo
04-23-2009, 04:29 PM
Bill Hall just made a tremendous play to save the no-no. Through 7.1 now.

Wrong gamethread.... :p:

TRF
04-23-2009, 04:29 PM
..but it's coming out of my ears.

stand in a bathtub and sell tickets to "Raisor the human chili fountain".

you'll make a mint.

Raisor
04-23-2009, 04:29 PM
Calling Raisor a moron is bad for your health.

I'm on pills that keep me from hurting him.

Chip R
04-23-2009, 04:30 PM
As much as I hate the Cubs, I do miss Harry. He was intertaining to say the least...just not on purpose usually.


Absolutely. Those giant glasses of his were teh awesome.

durl
04-23-2009, 04:30 PM
Wrong gamethread.... :p:

Eh..the no-no and the shutout are gone now. One swing is all it takes.

Now back to the Reds...

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2009, 04:32 PM
Soto grounded out and Fontenot flied out. Two quick outs. Zambrano is up.

TRF
04-23-2009, 04:33 PM
eerie. Harang and Zambrano both have given up three hits and 1 BB. Harang at 63 pitches, Z at 65.

AmarilloRed
04-23-2009, 04:34 PM
Zambrano grounds out. 1-0 after 5.

jojo
04-23-2009, 04:35 PM
So far the only thing that could make this game better would be if it was the first game of a doubleheader....

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2009, 04:36 PM
Liner to Right for Taveras.

bucksfan2
04-23-2009, 04:36 PM
It seems like there are quite a few balls going right back through the box today.

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2009, 04:36 PM
Dickerson showing bunt

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2009, 04:36 PM
Taveras singles to begin the 6th. Sure would be nice to get him in.

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2009, 04:37 PM
Swinging away now

jojo
04-23-2009, 04:37 PM
Hoffpauir is an adventure....

Hoosier Red
04-23-2009, 04:38 PM
Hope he's running.

membengal
04-23-2009, 04:38 PM
Was the "liner to right" for Taveras a single?

membengal
04-23-2009, 04:38 PM
Pitcher throws the ball away. THAT will make Zambrano grumpy...

reds44
04-23-2009, 04:38 PM
Taveras gives opposing pitchers nightmares.

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2009, 04:38 PM
Pickoff throw goes by Lee, Taveras to third.

bucksfan2
04-23-2009, 04:38 PM
Is Z talking to his glove right now?

REDREAD
04-23-2009, 04:38 PM
Was the "liner to right" for Taveras a single?

yes

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2009, 04:38 PM
Was the "liner to right" for Taveras a single?

Yes, sorry. :O)

durl
04-23-2009, 04:39 PM
Now THAT'S what a base-stealing threat will do for you! Runner on 3rd and nobody out.

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2009, 04:39 PM
That's a big run. Need to get him in.

membengal
04-23-2009, 04:39 PM
Thanks. Stepped away from the computer and was trying to put the conflicting pieces of information together.

Raisor
04-23-2009, 04:39 PM
Hoffpauir is an adventure....



"One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight! Schlemiel! Schlemazl! Hasenpfeffer Incorporated!"

REDREAD
04-23-2009, 04:40 PM
Now THAT'S what a base-stealing threat will do for you! Runner on 3rd and nobody out.

Wily sure has been fun to watch so far. :)

membengal
04-23-2009, 04:40 PM
Wily sure has been fun to watch so far. :)


Sure has. Votto, Taveras and Bruce have easily been the best things about the team's offense. After that...a drop off.

reds44
04-23-2009, 04:40 PM
Uh....don't know about that call.

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2009, 04:41 PM
Strikes out looking. Durnit. 1 down, Willy T on third. PLEASE, don't strand him there.

RichRed
04-23-2009, 04:41 PM
Is Z talking to his glove right now?

His glove is talking to him. And he's answering it.

HeatherC1212
04-23-2009, 04:41 PM
PLEASE get that run in guys! :eek:

durl
04-23-2009, 04:41 PM
Well...Gameday shows it to be out of the strike zone high.

membengal
04-23-2009, 04:41 PM
Rats. Zambrano bears down and Ks Dickerson.

Need Votto to pick up the team like Bruce picked up Votto last time around.

bucksfan2
04-23-2009, 04:41 PM
His glove is talking to him. And he's answering it.

:thumbup: Always fun to see that.

mbgrayson
04-23-2009, 04:42 PM
GameDay showed that one a little high, right above the zone. Oh well, strike 3 on Dickerson, looking.

jojo
04-23-2009, 04:42 PM
"One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight! Schlemiel! Schlemazl! Hasenpfeffer Incorporated!"

You're only supposed to take ONE of those pills every 6 hrs.....

bucksfan2
04-23-2009, 04:42 PM
Great time for a squeeze.

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2009, 04:42 PM
Lou comes out to bring Zambrano a sandwich then heads back to the dugout.

Raisor
04-23-2009, 04:43 PM
Sure has. Votto, Taveras and Bruce have easily been the best things about the team's offense. After that...a drop off.

Bruce is quickly catching up to Willy. Bruce's OPS is 100 points higher, WT has one more RC at this point, though he has 10 more PA's.

jojo
04-23-2009, 04:43 PM
GameDay showed that one a little high, right above the zone. Oh well, strike 3 on Dickerson, looking.

I thought it was too good to let go....

REDREAD
04-23-2009, 04:43 PM
Sure has. Votto, Taveras and Bruce have easily been the best things about the team's offense. After that...a drop off.

Yeah, I agree. Those three have made the team much more pleasant to watch this year (along with some of the pitchers).

membengal
04-23-2009, 04:43 PM
Bruce is quickly catching up to Willy. Bruce's OPS is 100 points higher, WT has one more RC at this point, though he has 10 more PA's.

Yeah, wasn't really ordering them, just grouping the three that are not making me sad when they have bats in their hands...

Cyclone792
04-23-2009, 04:44 PM
Votto steps up and laces a double to left!

membengal
04-23-2009, 04:44 PM
Joey Votto is nails. Nails. Nails. And more nails.

bucksfan2
04-23-2009, 04:44 PM
WOW!

Chip R
04-23-2009, 04:44 PM
Hooray!

reds44
04-23-2009, 04:44 PM
VOTTOINYOMOUF

mth123
04-23-2009, 04:44 PM
Joey, Joey, Joey!

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2009, 04:44 PM
Double to left center gap!!! 2-0 Reds!!! Joey comes through again!

SMcGavin
04-23-2009, 04:44 PM
I haven't read the whole thread so I don't know if anyone mentioned it yet, but if you have DirecTV you can watch the game on channel 665 (if you get that channel). It's in HD too.

BearcatShane
04-23-2009, 04:44 PM
Votto is a stud. Wow.

mbgrayson
04-23-2009, 04:44 PM
Vottomatic! Reds up 2-0.

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2009, 04:44 PM
Votto! Love that guy. 2-0 Reds!

Matt700wlw
04-23-2009, 04:44 PM
MVP

durl
04-23-2009, 04:44 PM
Thank you for being on our team, Joey.

TRF
04-23-2009, 04:45 PM
domo arigato Mr. J Votto.

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2009, 04:45 PM
LOL. Another pick off attempt goes bad. Tosses it into CF but Joey has to hold.

durl
04-23-2009, 04:46 PM
Votto's approach to hitting seems very well controlled. I can't recall seeing him look flustered during a single at-bat.

HeatherC1212
04-23-2009, 04:46 PM
There's a reason he's my favorite Red right now and it's not just because he's adorable, LOL ;)

VOTTOMATIC!! :D

Raisor
04-23-2009, 04:46 PM
Yeah, wasn't really ordering them, just grouping the three that are not making me sad when they have bats in their hands...

Tell you the truth, I missed Bruce in your original post.

jojo
04-23-2009, 04:46 PM
domo arigato Mr. J Votto.

Is that polish for en fuego? :cool:

mbgrayson
04-23-2009, 04:46 PM
Zambrano is going to get rattled now. I hope.

Chip R
04-23-2009, 04:46 PM
Hee Hee! Z throws the ball into CF.

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2009, 04:46 PM
Hopefully they can get Votto in...

cumberlandreds
04-23-2009, 04:47 PM
Sounds like Zambrano is coming unraveled. Votto is a good one isn't he? ;)

REDREAD
04-23-2009, 04:47 PM
Small ball comes through again :lol:

(Just joking around, not trying to start an argument or offend anyone).

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2009, 04:47 PM
Edwin flies out to center, Joey unable to advance.

TRF
04-23-2009, 04:47 PM
Is that polish for en fuego? :cool:

dunno, but it is coprighted. even quoting it makes me money.

BTW, you owe me a quarter.

Matt700wlw
04-23-2009, 04:47 PM
Lou must be happy :D

NJReds
04-23-2009, 04:47 PM
I can't believe they pitched to Votto in that situation.

Hoosier Red
04-23-2009, 04:47 PM
A sign for someone to bring tomorrow.

"This Big Red Machine is a VOTTOMATIC"

Chip R
04-23-2009, 04:48 PM
There's a reason he's my favorite Red right now and it's not just because he's adorable, LOL ;)

VOTTOMATIC!! :D


It's the unibrow, isn't it?

membengal
04-23-2009, 04:48 PM
Marty B re-counting that Lou confronted Milton Bradley after the game last night and told him he wouldn't be playing again until he was ready to play hard and run hard.

So whoever had April 22 for day that "it's on, it's so on" in the Bradley vs. Pinella sweepstakes, winner winner chicken dinner.

Raisor
04-23-2009, 04:48 PM
Before this game, Votto was on pace for 74 doubles.

Awe. Some.

OnBaseMachine
04-23-2009, 04:48 PM
We desperately need EdE to start hitting. Phillips too.

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2009, 04:48 PM
As much as I hate to admit it, the Cardinals are playing very good ball. They just CAN'T keep hitting at that pace, can they?

jojo
04-23-2009, 04:48 PM
The Cub Killer is up.....

reds44
04-23-2009, 04:48 PM
lol Z is losing his mind.

mth123
04-23-2009, 04:48 PM
Small ball comes through again :lol:

(Just joking around, not trying to start an argument or offend anyone).

Extra base hits help.

mbgrayson
04-23-2009, 04:49 PM
Wild pitch on a rattled Z....

reds44
04-23-2009, 04:49 PM
We desperately need EdE to start hitting. Phillips too.
Those two will come around. I'm not even worried.

RichRed
04-23-2009, 04:49 PM
Z overheard muttering, "Damn meddling squirrels, stealing my pajamas."

Big Klu
04-23-2009, 04:49 PM
I lost the radio feed! :angry:

What's happening?

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2009, 04:49 PM
Wild pitch from Z, Joey to third.

TRF
04-23-2009, 04:49 PM
Bruce must get a hit now. Wild pitch advances Votto.

Chip R
04-23-2009, 04:49 PM
lol Z is losing his mind.


He'd have to have one in the first place to lose it.

cumberlandreds
04-23-2009, 04:49 PM
Marty B re-counting that Lou confronted Milton Bradley after the game last night and told him he wouldn't be playing again until he was ready to play hard and run hard.

So whoever had April 22 for day that "it's on, it's so on" in the Bradley vs. Pinella sweepstakes, winner winner chicken dinner.

You just knew that relationship would end badly and it will rest assured.

mbgrayson
04-23-2009, 04:49 PM
Bruce steps out, working it....then grounds to 2nd.

Reds 2, Cubs 0.

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2009, 04:50 PM
The Bruce grounds out to 2nd. 2-0 Reds middle of 6th.

jojo
04-23-2009, 04:50 PM
Extra base hits help.

Ya...Earl Weaver style smallball....

TRF
04-23-2009, 04:50 PM
Zambrano, rattled threw 20 pitches in the 6th.

:)

I really cannot stand Zambrano.

Raisor
04-23-2009, 04:51 PM
I lost the radio feed! :angry:

What's happening?


Zombies attacked, and they ate the Wrigley goat.

Sweet Lou counterattacked with second base.