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Red in Chicago
05-04-2009, 06:24 PM
Taveras 8,
Dickerson 7,
Votto 3,
Phillips 4,
Bruce 9,
Hernandez 2,
Rosales 5,
Gonzalez 6,
Harang 1.

vs. RHP Johnson.

oneupper
05-04-2009, 06:26 PM
I'd be at the game, if not for this business trip. Darn!
This is the only trip they're making to Miami this year, I think.

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2009, 06:27 PM
I'd like to have seen Nix in LF tonight. Play the hot hand.

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 06:38 PM
I'd like to have seen Nix in LF tonight. Play the hot hand.

But at the same time, Dickerson's going to be an important part of the club and we've got to get him on track...that means playing time. It kinda goes both ways I think. If he doesn't play, he'll never get into a groove.

kaldaniels
05-04-2009, 06:47 PM
But at the same time, Dickerson's going to be an important part of the club and we've got to get him on track...that means playing time. It kinda goes both ways I think. If he doesn't play, he'll never get into a groove.

I don't mind playing Dickerson for a stretch, but it is too much to assume he will be an important part of this club. One good Sept does not a career make in the bigs. I'm not rooting against him at all, but he's got work to do before I pencil him in as a key part of this club. I'm rooting for you Chris.

SirFelixCat
05-04-2009, 06:59 PM
Janish still languishes on the bench...

And I mentioned this in the Misc. Updates thread re: Dusty not moving Rosales up in the line up...Dusty says, "He's (Rosales) isn't a taker yet." You're right, Dusty, he only ranks at 17th in MLB in pitches seen per PA. Obviously, you're right, as always :banghead:

That said, I hope AGon proves me wrong and isn't a black hole of despair in the lineup. Go Reds!

forfreelin04
05-04-2009, 07:10 PM
Regis threw out the first pitch for the Marlins tonight. If that doesn't gurantee a victory, I don't know what does.

WVRedsFan
05-04-2009, 07:14 PM
Traveras made the first out and Dockerson grounded to the SS who threw the ball in the dirt for an error and Dickerson was safe.

One on one out.

Hoosier Red
05-04-2009, 07:15 PM
Janish still languishes on the bench...

And I mentioned this in the Misc. Updates thread re: Dusty not moving Rosales up in the line up...Dusty says, "He's (Rosales) isn't a taker yet." You're right, Dusty, he only ranks at 17th in MLB in pitches seen per PA. Obviously, you're right, as always :banghead:

That said, I hope AGon proves me wrong and isn't a black hole of despair in the lineup. Go Reds!

Seriously, I don't understand why anybody tries to actually take meaning from Dusty. He doesn't even follow what he's saying half the time.

Gallen5862
05-04-2009, 07:16 PM
Let's win this game Reds. Keep the winning road trip.

reds44
05-04-2009, 07:19 PM
Why can't we just put Votto and Bruce back to back?

forfreelin04
05-04-2009, 07:22 PM
Top of 1:

It always feels like home plate is so far away since the camera is so far away. BTW, there is no one at this game.

Willy T takes a strike and then bounces to the 3rd baseman Bonifacio. 1 out

Dickerson bounces to Rameriz. Cantu can't out the throw. Should be an error on Rameriz. It is. We'll take it.

(Johnson throws to 1st; Dickerson refuses to slide in; like last game) (He throws over again Dickerson just in, he half slid this time but got in)

Replay looked like Dickerson was out.

Votto slams one into right on a line. Single, Dickerson moves to 3rd.

Phillips plllllease don't ground into a DP. (Side not: Johnson throws 97, that's gas, folks)
Phillips half swings and the balls hit him in the hand, but he swung. Willy May Hays would do that. BP fouls off the next pitch, shakes his hand. It is certainly bothering him.
Phillips then K's swinging. Ball was off the plate 2 out

Bruce quickly falls behind 0-2. Votto got a nice jump for a steal but Bruce flies to CF. 3 out.

Made Johnson throw pitches at least.

After a 1/2, Reds 0 Marlins coming to bat.

WVRedsFan
05-04-2009, 07:23 PM
No output from your cleanup hitter and don't take advantage of 2 on 1 out situation by striking and popping out. Sounds like SOP to me. I pray that Harang is on tonight.

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 07:23 PM
Phillips had a legit complaint on that called 3rd strike. Looked considerably inside to me. Gameday agrees too.

Missed an opportunity there. But getting guys on base early is a good sign.

Gallen5862
05-04-2009, 07:26 PM
How badly was Phillips hand hurt? Does Hairston play 2B if Phillips is removed from game?

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 07:26 PM
Harang rings him up. 2 down.

Chip R
05-04-2009, 07:26 PM
No output from your cleanup hitter and don't take advantage of 2 on 1 out situation by taking a third strike and popping out. Sounds like SOP to me. I pray that Harang is on tonight.


Where's that Hello Kitty avatar you guys were talking about yesterday? ;)

That was a nasty pitch for strike 3 to Brandon. It may have been off the plate but it wasn't by much and an umpire will give that pitch to the pitcher more times than not.

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 07:26 PM
Crud. Hanley beats the crap out of that one. 1-0 Marlins.

reds44
05-04-2009, 07:27 PM
Hanley.

WVRedsFan
05-04-2009, 07:27 PM
1-0 Marlins. The gopher ball plagues Harang. Uh oh.

WVRedsFan
05-04-2009, 07:28 PM
Cantu at .333. WE don't need no stinking offense. Right, Wayne :)

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 07:29 PM
@ Gallen

He seems to be okay. Just a stinger I'm guessing.

He's looking fine in the field. 2 nice plays to end the inning there. 1-0 Marlins after 1.

forfreelin04
05-04-2009, 07:30 PM
Bottom of 1st:

I am going to have to learn these Marlin names.

Bonafacio grounds to a backhanding Phillips. Smooth as silk. Web gem. 1 out.
John Baker up. He had a double, a single, and a HR last game in Chicago. Harang K's him looking. It's a new game Mr. Baker. 2 out

Hanley Rameriz up. You may know him from Fantasy Baseball fame. He hammers a no doubter into Left. He loves to hit off Harang.

(Harang loves to get a game going with his fastball, I think Hanley knew this. He hit it on the first pitch)

No shutout tonight.

Cantu hits a sinking grounder to the right of Gonzo. He makes a great backhanded play. 3 out.

Minimal damage thanks to some great D.

After 1, Marlins 1 Reds 0.

WVRedsFan
05-04-2009, 07:30 PM
Where's that Hello Kitty avatar you guys were talking about yesterday? ;)

That was a nasty pitch for strike 3 to Brandon. It may have been off the plate but it wasn't by much and an umpire will give that pitch to the pitcher more times than not.

Made no prediction about winning or losing, sir. It does get tiring, though to see the same non-production out of the 4-hole on a consistent basis without any answer from management.

I guess we'll pay Phillips there all season as he hits about .230?

wheels
05-04-2009, 07:30 PM
No biggie. Who doesn't get one crushed by hanley?

Mario-Rijo
05-04-2009, 07:30 PM
Cantu at .333. WE don't need no stinking offense. Right, Wayne :)

Yeah and his inability to glove that ball in the 1st nearly undone the inning for his pitcher. I would have passed myself the guy is a non defender who wouldn't tke Joey's job away.

Chip R
05-04-2009, 07:31 PM
I love watching Gonzo throw. If he can throw like that from the hole, dude has got some serious arm strength. It's effortless.

NC Reds
05-04-2009, 07:32 PM
Move Rosie up in the order please.

WVRedsFan
05-04-2009, 07:32 PM
Yeah and his inability to glove that ball in the 1st nearly undone the inning for his pitcher. I would have passed myself the guy is a non defender who wouldn't tke Joey's job away.

IMO, you can give up some defensive powress to score some runs. BTW, who is the backup first sacker?

Gallen5862
05-04-2009, 07:33 PM
Thanks for the info Sir Charles. I am glad that Phillips is still able to play.

Mario-Rijo
05-04-2009, 07:34 PM
IMO, you can give up some defensive powress to score some runs. BTW, who is the backup first sacker?

Cantu is more than some IMO.

wheels
05-04-2009, 07:35 PM
If rosales is dreaming, I never want him to wake up.

nate
05-04-2009, 07:35 PM
Chat is open!

Free Hello Kitty avatars to the first 5 who join and say "HI HELLO AND WELCOME!"

Mario-Rijo
05-04-2009, 07:37 PM
If rosales is dreaming, I never want him to wake up.

You mark my words sometime tomorrow when Hairston is at 3rd his lack of arm strength will haunt us vs. this speed of the Marlins. Rosales isn't Brooks Robinson but his arm is better.

forfreelin04
05-04-2009, 07:37 PM
Top of 2:


Hernandez swings on the first pitch. Hits a hot grounder to Cantu who was playing off the bag. He flips to Johnson. 1 out

(Regis on the Marlins broadcast)

As soon as Regis is announced, Rosales singles to RF.

Gonzo up. Game plan seems to be he can't lay off the high strike. Gonzo is proving them correct.

(Sorry IE messed up for me, reboot. I blame Regis.)

Gonzo Line Drive out to RF, hit it hard on a high & away FB. 2 out. Thanks to Mario-Rijo

Harang then struck out. 3 out

After 1 and 1/2, Marlins 1 Reds 0

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2009, 07:39 PM
Brandon Phillips is so frustrating. I knew he wouldn't get that run in.

Mario-Rijo
05-04-2009, 07:40 PM
Top of 2:


Hernandez swings on the first pitch. Hits a hot grounder to Cantu who was playing off the bag. He flips to Johnson. 1 out

(Regis on the Marlins broadcast)

As soon as Regis is announced, Rosales singles to RF.

Gonzo up. Game plan seems to be he can't lay off the high strike. Gonzo is proving them correct.

(Sorry IE messed up for me, reboot. I blame Regis.)

Gonzo got out. Sorry don't know how. 2 out.

Harang then struck out. 3 out

After 1 and 1/2, Marlins 1 Reds 0

Line Drive out to RF, hit it hard on a high & away FB.

wheels
05-04-2009, 07:41 PM
You mark my words sometime tomorrow when Hairston is at 3rd his lack of arm strength will haunt us vs. this speed of the Marlins. Rosales isn't Brooks Robinson but his arm is better.

He will go 4-5. They won't be able to bench him. Cross your fingers.

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 07:42 PM
IMO, you can give up some defensive powress to score some runs. BTW, who is the backup first sacker?

Rosales is. Prior to him being called up...I think it was Ramon Hernandez. It was one of the big reasons I wanted Adam up here. We simply had NOBODY to back up Joey.

wheels
05-04-2009, 07:44 PM
Cameron maybin is gonna be fun to watch grow.

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2009, 07:45 PM
Harang K's the side in the second inning.

nate
05-04-2009, 07:45 PM
Harang strikes out the side.

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 07:45 PM
KKKK

What was that I was saying yesterday about our pitchers' K's being down? :O)

nate
05-04-2009, 07:45 PM
BTW, I have four "Hello Kitty" avatars left in chat.

Mario-Rijo
05-04-2009, 07:46 PM
Rosales is. Prior to him being called up...I think it was Ramon Hernandez. It was one of the big reasons I wanted Adam up here. We simply had NOBODY to back up Joey.

I bet Dickerson could play it in a pinch.

forfreelin04
05-04-2009, 07:46 PM
Bottom of 2nd:

The Marlins announcers get Regis at Tommy Bahama shirt. He complains about it not being a medium and then speaks of himself in the third person.

Harang K's Uggla swinging. 1 out

Harang K's Hermida swinging. 2 out

Ross singles to center.

Maybin K's swinging. Harang strikes out the side. 4 K's. 3 out.

(After a full 2, Marlins 1 Reds 0)

Regis is now leaving, my ears have stopped bleeding.

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2009, 07:49 PM
Taveras takes strike three right down the middle. One out.

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 07:49 PM
I bet Dickerson could play it in a pinch.

Well, they also had Nix do it during ST (and he looked HORRIBLE) and Hairston too IIRC. I just remember Dusty saying something about wanting Ramon to play there a bit because we needed a back up for 1st. He made it sound like Ramon was his choice for B/U 1b. That's a bad plan IMO.

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2009, 07:51 PM
Johnson is just dominating the Reds right now. The Reds missed a huge opportunity in the first inning.

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 07:53 PM
He does have some filthy stuff, that's for sure.

forfreelin04
05-04-2009, 07:54 PM
Top of 3:

Some hard hit balls for the Reds tonight. Just need some to fall consecutively.

Willy T fouls a pitch just out of Cantu's reach and into the stands. He then K's looking. 1 out

(Seriously, there is no one at this game. I've seen minor league crowds that double this)

Dickerson takes strike 2, that was off the plate too. He then K's on a nasty curve. 2 out.

Votto takes strike 2, below the knees, not a strike. He works the count 3-2 and then lines one to Hermida who hauls it in. 3 out.

Johnson has some nasty stuff. Could be a long day.

After 2 and 1/2, Marlins 1 Reds 0.

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 07:56 PM
Filthy stuff or not, I'll take my chances with Harang over Johnson any day.

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2009, 07:58 PM
Johnson grounds out.

Bonafacio singles. World class speed + Harang's slow delivery = good chance Bonafacio is stealing here.

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2009, 08:00 PM
Harang needs to focos on the batter. He's worrying too much about the runner and has fallen behind Baker. Need to get him out, can't afford to put two runners on with Hanley Ramirez up next.

Reds Fanatic
05-04-2009, 08:01 PM
Great play by Phillips!

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2009, 08:01 PM
Great play by Phillips to get the force out at second.

Be very careful with Ramirez here.

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 08:01 PM
Nice play by Phillips. Nails Bonafacio. 2 down.

Aaron needs to get his pitches down. Everything is up it seems.

nate
05-04-2009, 08:02 PM
Just so you guys know what you're missing:

http://tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:tcAxXMqR3gWRCM::http://www.avatarist.com/avatars/Comics/Hello-Kitty/Hello-Kitty2.gif

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2009, 08:05 PM
Ramirez walks. First and second with two outs. Cantu up.

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 08:05 PM
Nice AB from Hanley...draws a walk. 2 down men on 1st & 2nd.

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 08:07 PM
KKKKK

Sits Cantu down to end the threat.

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2009, 08:07 PM
Cantu K's. 5 K's in 3 IP for Harang.

1-0 Marlins after three innings.

forfreelin04
05-04-2009, 08:07 PM
Bottom of 3:


Johnson up. He bounces back to Harang. 1 out

Bonafacio tries to bunt but fouls it off the back wall. He then singles to center.

Harang worried about Bona, gets behind 2-0. Bona takes off on the 2-1, Baker fouls back. 2-2.

Baker then bounces by Harang to a diving Phillips who glove flips to Gonzo for the force. Web gem. 2 out

Hanley is taking some amazing hacks up there. If I'm Harang, I put on up in his grill. But, Harang won't do that. Rameriz works the count 3-2. Fouls off some pitches then walks.
(Not a bad move)

George Can Too. Harang sure is nipping at the outside corner tonight. Works the count 2-2. And then K's Cantu swinging. That's 5 for Harang. 3 out

After 3, Marlins 1 Reds 0.

*BaseClogger*
05-04-2009, 08:09 PM
(!)

Reds Fanatic
05-04-2009, 08:09 PM
Through 3 innings:

52 pitches for Harang
43 pitches for Johnson

flyer85
05-04-2009, 08:10 PM
Why can't we just put Votto and Bruce back to back?reds managing handbook chapter 1 ... thou shalt separate thy best hitters with an easy out as not to overly stress the opposing pitcher.

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2009, 08:10 PM
Phillips swings at 1-0 pitch at his ankles and grounds out.

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2009, 08:11 PM
Bruce grounds out on the first pitch.

The Marlins bullpen isn't very good but the Reds are up there hacking away anyways.

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 08:11 PM
Come on guys, make him work. Swinging at the first pitch isn't going to cut it against this guy.

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 08:12 PM
It looks good on you *baseclogger*. :O)

Reds Fanatic
05-04-2009, 08:13 PM
Hernandez just missed flying out to the wall in right.

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 08:13 PM
Ramon gave that one a ride. Caught at the wall. Durnit!

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2009, 08:13 PM
Another easy 1-2-3 inning by Johnson.

How big is that missed opportunity in the first inning looking now?

forfreelin04
05-04-2009, 08:13 PM
Top of 4:

Phillips bounces to Bonafacio. He makes a nice running play. 1 out

Bruce bounces to Cantu on the first pitch. 3 pitches by Johnson this inning. 2 out

Herandez takes strikes 2, low, ump is consistently calling that pitch. He then hammers one to the warning track in right. Bout a foot from the Wall. 3 out.

Herandez does have some scary Oppo Power.

After 3 and 1/2, Marlins 1 Reds 0.

forfreelin04
05-04-2009, 08:14 PM
Another easy 1-2-3 inning by Johnson.

How big is that missed opportunity in the first inning looking now?

With the Reds having bat only 4 times, it's not that big. Another 4 times up and it's huge. Postive thoughts OBM

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 08:15 PM
Exactly. We've got several more innings to POUND on this guy! :O)

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2009, 08:17 PM
Harang throws a 3-1 fastball right down the middle at the knees...called ball four. Lead off man on.

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 08:17 PM
Aaron seems to be all over the place tonight. He needs to quit looking for the corners so much and let his defense work for him.

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2009, 08:17 PM
Hermida bounces out, Uggla advances to second. One out.

OUReds
05-04-2009, 08:18 PM
Just so you guys know what you're missing:

http://tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:tcAxXMqR3gWRCM::http://www.avatarist.com/avatars/Comics/Hello-Kitty/Hello-Kitty2.gif

Not this one?

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s116/hwlegend/hello_kitty_angel_2__1139514898.jpg

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2009, 08:19 PM
Ross pops out to Hernandez. Two outs. Uggla still at second.

nate
05-04-2009, 08:20 PM
Not this one?

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s116/hwlegend/hello_kitty_angel_2__1139514898.jpg

We have to save the big guns for later in the season.

*BaseClogger*
05-04-2009, 08:21 PM
Not this one?

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s116/hwlegend/hello_kitty_angel_2__1139514898.jpg

Lets not be unrealistic. At least my Hello Kitty is a dude...I think... :D

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2009, 08:21 PM
Maybin K's looking. 6 K's for Harang.

1-0 Marlins after four innings.

Reds Fanatic
05-04-2009, 08:21 PM
6 Ks for Harang through 4 innings.

forfreelin04
05-04-2009, 08:22 PM
Bottom of 4:

Harang quickly falls behind 3-0. Uggla walks on the 3-1. Not good.

Hermida bounces to Votto. Bounce was high. Only play was to 1st. Uggla to 2nd 1 out

Ross pulls a fastball just foul down the LF line. Then pops to Herandez almost on the plate. 2 out

Maybin up. He K's looking. 6 for the Harangatang. 3 out.

After 4, Marlins 1 Reds 0.

Reds Fanatic
05-04-2009, 08:23 PM
Harang is at 67 pitches through 4. Johnson has thrown 51 pitches.

fisch11
05-04-2009, 08:24 PM
Offense needs to at least work some pitches to get to the bullpen quicker. Harang is keeping them in the ballgame as usual with no run support.

OUReds
05-04-2009, 08:25 PM
We have to save the big guns for later in the season.

I disagree, big guns should never be saved. Take that Baseclogger.

Reds Fanatic
05-04-2009, 08:25 PM
So far they are not working counts at all. Rosales and Gonzalez are both out on 2 pitches each.

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2009, 08:26 PM
Why does the Reds offense hate Aaron Harang? :)

Another very easy 1-2-3 inning for Johnson.

Reds Fanatic
05-04-2009, 08:26 PM
A 6 pitch inning for Johnson. He is going to throw a complete game easily at this pace.

forfreelin04
05-04-2009, 08:27 PM
Top of 5:

Rosales pops one to shallow center. Maybin catches it on the run. 1 out

(Johnson does seem on tonight, Reds may have to just hit a homer)

Gonzo grounds to SS. 2 out. (4 pitches Johnson has thrown this inning)

Harang flies to CF. 3 out. (7 pitches thrown that inning, amazing)

Johnson might throw 2 games at this pace.

After 4 and 1/2, Marlins 1 Reds 0.

nate
05-04-2009, 08:27 PM
I disagree, big guns should never be saved. Take that Baseclogger.

Guys, there'll be plenty of Hello Kitty avatars to go around.

Let's not fight!

wheels
05-04-2009, 08:27 PM
Yawn.

fisch11
05-04-2009, 08:28 PM
7 pitches and Harang is back out there. Johnson is fit to go deep into this one...and that's not good for the Ol' Redlegs.

OUReds
05-04-2009, 08:28 PM
Guys, there'll be plenty of Hello Kitty avatars to go around.

Let's not fight!

Too late for that, Baseclogger got served!

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2009, 08:28 PM
Johnson has thrown 58 pitches through five innings.

*BaseClogger*
05-04-2009, 08:28 PM
I disagree, big guns should never be saved. Take that Baseclogger.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y152/sornie/hellokitty.jpg

Return fire!

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2009, 08:29 PM
Johnson K's. One out.

7 K's for Harang.

OUReds
05-04-2009, 08:30 PM
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y152/sornie/hellokitty.jpg

Return fire!

Ok it's on.

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 08:30 PM
Despite how little the Reds are doing against Johnson, Aaron's still only allowed 1 run and only 3 hits. Nice game so far from Harangatang.

KKKKKKK

nate
05-04-2009, 08:30 PM
Harang:

http://tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:tcAxXMqR3gWRCM::http://www.avatarist.com/avatars/Comics/Hello-Kitty/Hello-Kitty2.gif http://tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:tcAxXMqR3gWRCM::http://www.avatarist.com/avatars/Comics/Hello-Kitty/Hello-Kitty2.gif http://tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:tcAxXMqR3gWRCM::http://www.avatarist.com/avatars/Comics/Hello-Kitty/Hello-Kitty2.gif http://tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:tcAxXMqR3gWRCM::http://www.avatarist.com/avatars/Comics/Hello-Kitty/Hello-Kitty2.gif http://tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:tcAxXMqR3gWRCM::http://www.avatarist.com/avatars/Comics/Hello-Kitty/Hello-Kitty2.gif http://tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:tcAxXMqR3gWRCM::http://www.avatarist.com/avatars/Comics/Hello-Kitty/Hello-Kitty2.gif http://tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:tcAxXMqR3gWRCM::http://www.avatarist.com/avatars/Comics/Hello-Kitty/Hello-Kitty2.gif

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2009, 08:30 PM
Bonifacio bounces out to Gonzalez. Two outs.

OUReds
05-04-2009, 08:32 PM
http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s116/hwlegend/KittyRifle.jpg

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2009, 08:33 PM
Baker K's looking. 8 K's for Harang.

1-0 Marlins after five innings.

Reds Fanatic
05-04-2009, 08:33 PM
8 Ks. Harang is on a roll. Now if the offense would just wake up.

forfreelin04
05-04-2009, 08:33 PM
Bottom of 5:

Harang K's Johnson swinging. (7 count so far) 1 out
Bonafacio up. Bounces to Gonzo. 2 out

Huge curve from Harang for strike 2. Must have dropped 2 feet. Nasty.
He then K's looking. 3 out (8 served for Harang)

After 5, Marlins 1 Reds 0.

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 08:34 PM
KKKKKKKK

Speaking of someone rollin'! :O) Nice game from Aaron so far...REALLY nice.

Reds Fanatic
05-04-2009, 08:34 PM
That is 79 pitches through 5 for Harang.

fisch11
05-04-2009, 08:35 PM
Neither pitcher looking like they deserve to lose this ballgame. Harang is going to explode on a water cooler again if the Reds can't at least put him into the no decision category.

*BaseClogger*
05-04-2009, 08:35 PM
http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s116/hwlegend/KittyRifle.jpg

*whistling sound as bombs drop*

http://www.artasauthority.com/Humeurs2/Kitty%20Bomb2.jpg

GAC
05-04-2009, 08:36 PM
http://kecute.files.wordpress.com/2007/11/hello-kitty-hat.jpg

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2009, 08:36 PM
Taveras looks like a below average bunter from what I've seen. He begins the 6th inning by bunting at a pitch at his ankles, then he K's on three pitches.

CTA513
05-04-2009, 08:37 PM
Neither pitcher looking like they deserve to lose this ballgame. Harang is going to explode on a water cooler again if the Reds can't at least put him into the no decision category.

I hope he uses a bat next time.

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2009, 08:37 PM
Dickerson singles. Hopefully Votto can homer or put one in the gap.

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 08:37 PM
Single for Dickerson.

Johnson is just POUNDING the zone. Really impressive. 47 strikes 16 balls.

alloverjr
05-04-2009, 08:37 PM
Gotta give Tavera the benefit there. None of those 3 pitches were looked like strikes including the first one which I didn't think he offered at.

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 08:39 PM
Crud. Good idea, but Dickerson caught stealing. Just nice excecution by the Marlins.

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2009, 08:39 PM
Dickerson caught stealing by 5 feet. Unbelievable. They finally get a baserunner and then give away an out. Dumb.

fisch11
05-04-2009, 08:40 PM
Dickerson nailed. Can't faulty that really, they have got to try to get something going against this guy.

Reds Fanatic
05-04-2009, 08:40 PM
Votto strikes out on a 97 MPH fastball.

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2009, 08:40 PM
Dickerson may be fast but he's a bad at stealing bases. Can't give away outs in this game. Man oh man.

Votto K's.

Johnson may throw a complete game shutout.

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 08:40 PM
Votto K's. 1-0 Marlins middle of 6.

HokieRed
05-04-2009, 08:41 PM
Indicates lack of faith in the 4 hitter. Got to get him to 2nd so your lone chance to pick him up--Votto--can tie the game.

forfreelin04
05-04-2009, 08:41 PM
Top of 6:

Willy T tries to bunt. Called a strike, either on the attempt or the pitch. Willy T K's looking. Terrible at bat. 1 out

Dickerson singles on the 0-1 by a diving Uggla.

(Let's see if he steals)

Dickerson takes off. Votto swings and misses, Dickerson out dead to rights. Acrobatic and nice tag by Ramereiz. He's single handedly winning this game for Flordia. 2 out

Votto then K's on a 97 MPH heater up. 3 out

After 5 and 1/2, Marlins 1 Reds 0.

Don't quit on them. Johnson can't throw this hard for 9 innings.

Reds Fanatic
05-04-2009, 08:41 PM
Johnson through 6 on only 68 pitches (51 strikes, 17 balls)

membengal
05-04-2009, 08:42 PM
Johnson's dealing I suppose. At least he's legit.

I am up to self-censorship on some of the Dusty decisions. Best of luck to him and the Reds.

fisch11
05-04-2009, 08:43 PM
Acrobatic and nice tag by Ramereiz. He's single handedly winning this game for Flordia. .

I concur. But, he also should be responsible for a possible 1-1 tie for his error in the 1st. Luckily for him the Reds didn't make it hurt.

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2009, 08:45 PM
Ramirez singles to right.

Cantu flies out to Bruce. One out.

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 08:45 PM
Indicates lack of faith in the 4 hitter. Got to get him to 2nd so your lone chance to pick him up--Votto--can tie the game.

I disagree with that. I think it's an indication that they feel the need to put some pressure on Johnson who's faced little tonight. When a pitcher is rolling like that, you need to force the action...regardless of who's coming up next. Because as you saw...he K'd Votto.

wheels
05-04-2009, 08:46 PM
I'm playing an elastica record as I watch. At least I can daydream about justine frischmans naughty bits when the reds are batting.

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 08:46 PM
WLW cutting in and out for anybody else?

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2009, 08:47 PM
Uggla grounds out to Phillips. Ramirez advances to second.

fisch11
05-04-2009, 08:47 PM
I disagree with that. I think it's an indication that they feel the need to put some pressure on Johnson who's faced little tonight. When a pitcher is rolling like that, you need to force the action...regardless of who's coming up next. Because as you saw...he K'd Votto.

Bingo. I'm with you on that one....gotta try to break up his rhythm.

forfreelin04
05-04-2009, 08:47 PM
I concur. But, he also should be responsible for a possible 1-1 tie for his error in the 1st. Luckily for him the Reds didn't make it hurt.

Should have. I think Votto makes that pick though. Cantu is not a first baseman. Of course, I am a former SS, so I am a bit bias.

Reds Fanatic
05-04-2009, 08:48 PM
That is a huge 2nd run that scores on a bloop single with the way Johnson is pitching.

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2009, 08:48 PM
Hermida hits a ball off the end of the bat and it falls in for a bloop single. Nice pitch by Harang, just bad luck. 2-0 Marlins.

It now feels like it's 8-0 with this offense.

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 08:48 PM
Bloop single to score Ramirez from Hermida. 2-0 Marlins. Nice pitch...just an unlucky break.

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2009, 08:49 PM
How did Brandon Phillips not get that force out at second base on the Uggla groundout?

fisch11
05-04-2009, 08:49 PM
That run makes this seem like a 6-0 game.

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2009, 08:49 PM
Ross doubles. Second and third with two outs.

The Baumer
05-04-2009, 08:50 PM
Winning this game just became DOUBLE IMPOSSIBLE!

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2009, 08:50 PM
I'd walk Maybin here to get to Johnson.

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 08:50 PM
Ross really likes to play against the Reds. I think he likes to shove it in our faces for giving up on him. And to be honest...I don't really blame him.

membengal
05-04-2009, 08:51 PM
All jokes aside, for those of you that think this offense is somehow acceptable, is this funny? Game after game? Because I am not seeing the humor.

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 08:51 PM
IBB to Maybin. Good call. Pitcher's spot up next. So either we face Johnson at the plate or he gets pulled. Win-win.

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2009, 08:52 PM
Johnson K's. Strikeout #9 for Harang. That should be it for him. Another great start for Harang.

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 08:52 PM
All jokes aside, for those of you that think this offense is somehow acceptable, is this funny? Game after game? Because I am not seeing the humor.

You can't really say that tonight. The 1920's Yankees weren't gonna get much off Johnson tonight so far. He's been pretty damned good.

forfreelin04
05-04-2009, 08:53 PM
Bottom of 6:

Hanley singles to RF on a line. Man the ball comes off his bat hard.

Cantu can't layoff the curves tonight. He flies to Bruce a step on the warning track. 1 out

Uggla grounds to the left of Phillips. 2 out. Runners moves to second.

Hermida nine irons one into LF just inside the line. Hanley scores.
(Tough luck there)

Ross doubles down the LF line. Dickerson makes a nice play in the corner. Saves a run.

Harang puts Maybin on with an intent free pass.

(One good thing about Johnson pitching so well is that he is going to hit here)

Danny Ray and Lincoln warming in the pen.

Johnson K's on three pitches. (9 for Harang) 3 out.

Let's hope Johnson takes his frustrations to the mound.

After 6, Marlins 2 Reds 0.

Reds Fanatic
05-04-2009, 08:53 PM
99 pitches for Harang through 6.

*BaseClogger*
05-04-2009, 08:53 PM
All jokes aside, for those of you that think this offense is somehow acceptable, is this funny? Game after game? Because I am not seeing the humor.

I'll laugh if we come back to win by one...

VR
05-04-2009, 08:53 PM
Uggla grounds out to Phillips. Ramirez advances to second.

Won't make the box score....but got them a run.

WMR
05-04-2009, 08:54 PM
All jokes aside, for those of you that think this offense is somehow acceptable, is this funny? Game after game? Because I am not seeing the humor.

Funny as in, "Haha, I'm going to kill myself." :D

nate
05-04-2009, 08:54 PM
I think the Reds should sign:

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_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 08:54 PM
Unless Aaron's spot comes up this inning...I send him out for the 7th. If his spot comes up...I PH. 99 Pitches isn't even close to too much for Harang. His limit should be around 120 or so.

WMR
05-04-2009, 08:54 PM
I'll laugh if we come back to win by one...

Do you wear pretty little bows in your hair as well, Clogger?

forfreelin04
05-04-2009, 08:54 PM
You can't really say that tonight. The 1920's Yankees weren't gonna get much off Johnson tonight so far. He's been pretty damned good.

I agree. When you can locate a 97 MPH fastball on the corners and add in a nasty curve, that's a recipe for success against any team.

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2009, 08:55 PM
Unless Aaron's spot comes up this inning...I send him out for the 7th. If his spot comes up...I PH. 99 Pitches isn't even close to too much for Harang. His limit should be around 120 or so.

The Marlins started to hit Harang last inning. I'd pull him.

SMcGavin
05-04-2009, 08:56 PM
I agree. When you can locate a 97 MPH fastball on the corners and add in a nasty curve, that's a recipe for success against any team.

Yeah he's good, but he's not Superman... 19 at-bats now (not counting Harang) and the Reds have gotten on base 3 times. That's bad.

VR
05-04-2009, 08:56 PM
Unless Aaron's spot comes up this inning...I send him out for the 7th. If his spot comes up...I PH. 99 Pitches isn't even close to too much for Harang. His limit should be around 120 or so.

Yep....4 of em intentional ball....

I'd tell him 7 is it, empty the tank.

membengal
05-04-2009, 08:57 PM
I agree. When you can locate a 97 MPH fastball on the corners and add in a nasty curve, that's a recipe for success against any team.

Cool. 18th game in 25 where a quality start has been written against the Reds. But this one is legit, so, I guess it's funny.

It's also funny putting Phillips at clean-up against a righty with this kind of stuff. Hysterical. Double you over with laughter funny. So in the first, with a runner on third and one out, that must have been the highest of comedy.

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2009, 08:57 PM
Yeah he's good, but he's not Superman... 19 at-bats now (not counting Harang) and the Reds have gotten on base 3 times. That's bad.

Exactly. The Reds haven't faced Cy Young 25 times. It's the offense.

Phillips reaches on an infield single.

membengal
05-04-2009, 08:58 PM
Need a bolt from Bruce here.

11larkin11
05-04-2009, 08:58 PM
Wow. Its the 7th and Johnson just hit 98

WMR
05-04-2009, 08:58 PM
Cool. 18th game in 25 where a quality start has been written against the Reds. But this one is legit, so, I guess it's funny.

It's also funny putting Phillips at clean-up against a righty with this kind of stuff. Hysterical. Double you over with laughter funny. So in the first, with a runner on third and one out, that must have been the highest of comedy.

I'm funny? I'm funny how? How am I funny?

You think I'm here to amuse you? That I'm a clown?

membengal
05-04-2009, 08:59 PM
He didn't swing.

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 08:59 PM
The Marlins started to hit Harang last inning. I'd pull him.

Hanley's hit was simply a good piece of hitting. It was a good pitch to him. The only other hard hit ball was Ross' double. Hermida's was a lucky bloop. Harang's allowed 6 hits, 2 runs...he's doing fine. But like I said...if his spot comes up...that means we've got something going...yank him.

Reds Fanatic
05-04-2009, 09:00 PM
Bruce singles. 1st and 3rd with no outs.

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2009, 09:00 PM
Bruce singles, Phillips advances to 3rd. Nobody out. They have got to score here.

SMcGavin
05-04-2009, 09:00 PM
The Bruce shows that there is hope... runners 1st and 3rd, nobody out.

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 09:00 PM
Bruce with a single to the gap. 1st & 3rd! See...we're not even CLOSE to out of this one.

membengal
05-04-2009, 09:00 PM
Ramon had good swings tonight? Hit and run in order here?

WMR
05-04-2009, 09:00 PM
Let's touch him for some damage here!

The Baumer
05-04-2009, 09:01 PM
I predict the Reds load the bases, get 7 hits, 2 walks, and score 1 run.

WVRedsFan
05-04-2009, 09:01 PM
I agree. When you can locate a 97 MPH fastball on the corners and add in a nasty curve, that's a recipe for success against any team.

But you miss the point he made. It isn't just Johnson. This happens nearly every night regardless of the pitcher. If folks think this team is interesting, OK, but they are not the least bit entertaining on offense nor are they competent. It doesn't help that we have a disfunctional lineup most nights with a non-cleamup cleanup hitter and banjo hitting shortstop.

The Baumer
05-04-2009, 09:01 PM
Other possibility is a GIDP that scores 1 run. Let's see!

VR
05-04-2009, 09:02 PM
Can't see the game tonight....but Hernandez looks patient even on gameday.

"bat me 4th coach"

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2009, 09:03 PM
Hernandez singles! Bruce advances to third. Still no outs. Got to get this other run in.

Reds Fanatic
05-04-2009, 09:03 PM
Hernandez singles in a run. 2-1 Marlins. 1st and 3rd no outs.

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 09:03 PM
But you miss the point he made. It isn't just Johnson. This happens nearly every night regardless of the pitcher. If folks think this team is interesting, OK, but they are not the least bit entertaining on offense nor are they competent. It doesn't help that we have a disfunctional lineup most nights with a non-cleamup cleanup hitter and banjo hitting shortstop.

It's easy to pick on the offense when so many guys have slumped so far. Does anybody here really think Phillips is a .200 hitter? Come on.

And as I type this, Ramon singles home a run. 2-1 Marlins. Debbie downers.

membengal
05-04-2009, 09:03 PM
Professional at-bat right there from Ramon, my personal choice for clean-up hitter if Dusty wants to break the lefties.

That's just extremely well done from Ramon.

membengal
05-04-2009, 09:04 PM
Can't see the game tonight....but Hernandez looks patient even on gameday.

"bat me 4th coach"

Co-sign.

VR
05-04-2009, 09:04 PM
And there you have it. Patience pays off by serving a 3-2 pitch to right. I'm liking him more and more with every at bat.

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2009, 09:05 PM
I'm gonna throw things if they don't score here.

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2009, 09:05 PM
Doubleplay ties the game at 2-2.

membengal
05-04-2009, 09:05 PM
Sweetest DP I have ever seen. Contact rules sometimes.

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 09:05 PM
4-6-3 dp but Bruce scores. 2-2 ballgame.

SMcGavin
05-04-2009, 09:05 PM
I'm gonna throw things if they don't score here.

Well... they scored.

GIDP scores a run, 2-2.

membengal
05-04-2009, 09:06 PM
I assume Harang back out for the bottom of the 7th. Hope he can hold it.

fisch11
05-04-2009, 09:06 PM
We'll take it. Harang is off the hook now.

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 09:06 PM
Agon gave that one a ride. But it was just a long out. 2-2 middle of 7.


And yes, I bring Aaron back out.

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2009, 09:06 PM
Gonzalez flies out on the first pitch.

I'd pull Harang. The Marlins started to make better contact last inning, plus they have the top of the order due up. The bullpen is rested, so use it.

WMR
05-04-2009, 09:06 PM
One of the rare times I'm actually satisfied with a double play. Plating 2 versus Johnson that inning is huge.

VR
05-04-2009, 09:07 PM
lol Gonzo, you have him on the ropes...why not look at one?

The Baumer
05-04-2009, 09:07 PM
That's what I call DAMAGE!

forfreelin04
05-04-2009, 09:07 PM
Top of 7:

Phillips bounces between Bonafacio and Hanley. Bonafacio overruns it. Should have let Hanley have it. Reds catch a break. Infield hit for BP.

(Marlins broadcast mentions this is the first time the Reds have had the lead off man on, let's hope its a good sign)

Jared Burton warming in the Reds pen.

Bruce gets locked up with a check swing inside. 2-2 count. I don't think he went. Bruce then singles to CF. Phillips to 3rd.

(We got something cooking now)

Ramon looks at strike 1. Too low to be a strike IMO. 1-1 pitch was a bit in. 2-1. Herandez can't lay off the slider. 2-2. 3-2. Hernandez singles by Cantu. BP scores. Bruce to 3rd.

Marlins have Dan Meyer up in the bullpen.

Rosales up. Let's see what Tall Pete can do.
Johnson bounces one that the catcher makes a nice stop on. 1-0
Rosales looks at a strike that was off the plate. 1-1
Rosales grounds in a DP (4-6-3) No RBI but we're tied as Bruce scores. 2 out

Gonzo puts a jolt into one that Maybin track down in deep CF. 3 out.

After 6 and 1/2, Reds 2 Marlins 2.

OUReds
05-04-2009, 09:08 PM
Can't see the game tonight....but Hernandez looks patient even on gameday.

"bat me 4th coach"

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BCubb2003
05-04-2009, 09:08 PM
One of the rare times I'm actually satisfied with a double play. Plating 2 versus Johnson that inning is huge.

Too bad he didn't hit into a triple play.

SMcGavin
05-04-2009, 09:08 PM
As frustrating as the Reds offense has been to watch... watching our top four starting pitchers this year has been a treat. Harang has been excellent again tonight.

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2009, 09:08 PM
Harang back out there. I have a bad feeling about this.

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 09:08 PM
lol Gonzo, you have him on the ropes...why not look at one?

From that swing, I'd say he saw EXACTLY the pitch he wanted. "Missed it by THAT much"

*BaseClogger*
05-04-2009, 09:09 PM
Do you wear pretty little bows in your hair as well, Clogger?

Yeah, check me out:

http://bp0.blogger.com/_VS9GMKe94TA/RtroONCQURI/AAAAAAAAAMI/hrA2XBTDIaM/s320/hello-kitty-superman.jpg

fisch11
05-04-2009, 09:09 PM
Huge inning from Harang here. Gotta keep the momentum and not waste the pitcher spot due up 1st next inning.

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 09:09 PM
This thread really has taken a turn for the .... disturbing. :O)

Cyclone792
05-04-2009, 09:10 PM
These are the types of games that the Reds need to win.

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2009, 09:10 PM
Bonifacio flies out to Bruce. One out.

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 09:10 PM
Bruce got a really nice jump on that one. He's been looking very good in the OF lately. Nice reads, nice jumps.

fisch11
05-04-2009, 09:11 PM
Harang mixing it up with 3 curveballs in that AB.

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2009, 09:12 PM
Baker singles. Pull him now. Ramirez OWNS Harang.

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 09:12 PM
Weathers up now. Burton was tossing earlier but has sat down.

Dickerson makes a great grab....OH CRUD....they say he trapped it.

Yep, he trapped it. Darn it.

membengal
05-04-2009, 09:12 PM
Good effort from Dickerson there.

I would NOT let Harang pitch to Hanley here.

VR
05-04-2009, 09:12 PM
Watching a clip of the Cards/ Phils. Phils hit a rope down the 3rd base line, Thurston (who?!) is positioned on the line, to make an easy play.
Next batter hits on in the hole, Tyler Green is perfectly postioned to backhand ala Ozzie Smith and throw him out.

Scouting and coaching, what a concept/

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2009, 09:14 PM
Bruce makes a catch up against the wall. Just missed a homer. Two outs.

membengal
05-04-2009, 09:14 PM
Lucky.

Dusty, you got lucky. Bad decision.

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 09:14 PM
Bruce pulls it in at the wall and just misses doubling up Baker. 2 down.

WMR
05-04-2009, 09:14 PM
Jay The Bruce!!!

Wow I thought that was gone.

That would've been halfway up the moon deck in GABP.

fisch11
05-04-2009, 09:15 PM
Dusty gambles with Hanley and gets dealt pocket Aces.

CrackerJack
05-04-2009, 09:15 PM
Glad Harang isn't pitching at home, loudest 2 runs i've seen him give up in a while.

Then again Gonzo's fly out to end the last inning, I believe would've been a HR at GABP also.

Cyclone792
05-04-2009, 09:15 PM
teh Dusty's determined to get Harang through this inning so he can pinch hit for him during the top of the 8th. I hope he makes it, because I'd have likely pulled him by now.

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2009, 09:16 PM
Cantu lines out to Gonzalez.

Great start by Harang.

2-2 after 7.

WMR
05-04-2009, 09:16 PM
teh Dusty's determined to get Harang through this inning so he can pinch hit for him during the top of the 8th. I hope he makes it, because I'd have likely pulled him by now.

Talk about dodging some bullets right there!

Lucky Dust. :D

membengal
05-04-2009, 09:16 PM
I will say this to any here who were advocating that Cantu should stay in Cincy. I could not have disagreed with you more. And I was wrong. Dead wrong. He's been a revelation in Florida this go round.

forfreelin04
05-04-2009, 09:16 PM
Bottom of 7:

Harang still in.

Bonafacio back up. He flies to a tracking Bruce. 1 out

Baker gets behind 0-2. Works back to 2-2. Then he singles into a trapping Dickerson's glove. Good try.

(Sad because Harang had Baker rung up on 0-2 and the ump didn't drop the hammer)

Hanley hits a ball to right a ton. Bruce reaches up on the wall and makes the catch. Then Bruce throws a seed to 1st and Baker gets back. I was more impressed with the throw! WOW! 2 out (That was a great play)

Cantu lines to Gonzo. (Good scouting HAHA) 3 out.

After 7, Reds 2 Marlins 2.

Let's keep it going on offense!

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 09:17 PM
I think it was a good move to leave Aaron in. If you've got an important inning...do you really want to pull your Ace? For Weathers? Nah, I say you let Aaron show his worth. If he gives it up, at least you gave it up with your best pitcher on the bump.

And with that, he gets out of it. 2-2 after 7. Pinch hitter coming up.

VR
05-04-2009, 09:17 PM
Harang finishes the night with an even 3.00 earnie for the year......let's see him even his record at 3-3 as well.

fisch11
05-04-2009, 09:17 PM
Phew! I don't think that Harang should have been in after the Baker single, but Dusty escapes his greed and the game is still tied....luckily.

membengal
05-04-2009, 09:18 PM
I would have had no problems with Weathers there. It is why they are paying him the money they are, and he's been nails.

wheels
05-04-2009, 09:18 PM
This is where the reds win it. I like em in bullpen battles.

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 09:19 PM
Nix ph'ing

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 09:20 PM
Pop out in foul territory. 1 down.

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 09:20 PM
I bunt Taveras here.

Red in Chicago
05-04-2009, 09:21 PM
Taveras really makes some bad swings sometimes...

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 09:21 PM
Bloop single by Taveras. Fire up those afterburners!

fisch11
05-04-2009, 09:21 PM
Man, Johnson has got a good looking young arm. Still brining 96mph gas in the eighth at near 100 pitches.

redsmetz
05-04-2009, 09:21 PM
Phew! I don't think that Harang should have been in after the Baker single, but Dusty escapes his greed and the game is still tied....luckily.

I'm just in, but I'm not sure I see how Dusty's handling our starters as "greed". I think he's saying, "they're compentent pitchers and can do the job." We're not used to that from either end, having the pitchers who that would be true of and a manager who seems to understand it.

BTW, what's the situation?

WVRedsFan
05-04-2009, 09:22 PM
It's easy to pick on the offense when so many guys have slumped so far. Does anybody here really think Phillips is a .200 hitter? Come on.

And as I type this, Ramon singles home a run. 2-1 Marlins. Debbie downers.

Really? I don't consider it picking on the offense when the statistics are there that shows this (so far) is one of the worst offensive teams in major league baseball. It's a fact.

Do I think BP is a .200 hitter? It remains to be seen. I don't think so, but for now he is (.212 as we type). Combine him, Gonzalez, and Dickerson (or Hairston) in the lineup at similar levels, you have an anemic club. Of the three or four, Phillips will probably come out of it, but the others? I have my doubts. Remember that's three of the 8 position players hitting at .200 or below. Brutal.

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 09:22 PM
Willy T on first with one out. Dickerson & Votto due up. 2-2 game.

Cyclone792
05-04-2009, 09:22 PM
Willy T has to make his one redeeming value shine right here - he's got to swipe second base easily. I wouldn't mind seeing him swipe second and third on consecutive pitches. Give us a chance to win the game here.

redsfaninbsg
05-04-2009, 09:24 PM
Why has Willy Taveras not ran yet?

OnBaseMachine
05-04-2009, 09:24 PM
Dickerson singles to left. First and second with one out for Votto.

membengal
05-04-2009, 09:24 PM
Applause, Chris. Applause. Nice at-bat.

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 09:25 PM
Single for Dickerson. 1st & 2nd with one out. Vottomatic approaches. The dozens of fans in the stands tremble.

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 09:25 PM
Pitching change. Really nice start by Johnson. Hard to pick on the Reds offense against him tonight. He was simply BRINGIN IT.

wheels
05-04-2009, 09:26 PM
Nice piece of hitting. Little willy and big dickerson chase the young fireballer.

fisch11
05-04-2009, 09:26 PM
I'm just in, but I'm not sure I see how Dusty's handling our starters as "greed". I think he's saying, "they're compentent pitchers and can do the job." We're not used to that from either end, having the pitchers who that would be true of and a manager who seems to understand it.

BTW, what's the situation?

Hanley has excellent numbers against Harang, including tonight. At the point in the game where your offense just got you back into it you can't risk those numbers....in my opinion. You pay Weathers and Rhodes to take over those situations.....in my opinion. And Hanley took Harang to the wall in right...Dusty gambled and dodged a serious bullet.

redsmetz
05-04-2009, 09:27 PM
Hanley has excellent numbers against Harang, including tonight. At the point in the game where your offense just got you back into it you can't risk those numbers....in my opinion. You pay Weathers and Rhodes to take over those situations.....in my opinion. And Hanley took Harang to the wall in right...Dusty gambled and dodged a serious bullet.

Thanks for the background. I withdraw my objection. :)

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 09:28 PM
Lefty Dan Meyer in. 0-0 with a 2.70 era

fisch11
05-04-2009, 09:29 PM
Nice ABs by Willy and C. Dick to give Votto a shot to win this ballgame. Excellent pitching from Johnson tonight, the kid has got a bright future if he stays healthy.

_Sir_Charles_
05-04-2009, 09:29 PM
Votto flies out for the 2nd out. Nobody advances.

Another pitching change to face Brandon.