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Reds Fanatic
05-11-2009, 08:58 PM
Lineups from Fay:


Reds:
Willy Taveras cf
Jerry Hairston Jr. ss
Joey Votto 1b
Brandon Phillips 2b
Jay Bruce rf
Ramon Hernandez c
Laynce Nix lf
Adam Rosales 3b
Bronson Arroyo p

Diamondbacks:
Felipe Lopez 2b
Chris Young cf
Justin Upton rf
Mark Reynolds 3b
Eric Byrnes lf
Chad Tracey 1b
Chris Synder c
Augie Ojeda ss
Jon Garland RHP

OnBaseMachine
05-11-2009, 09:17 PM
Janish needs to play SS, IMO.

OnBaseMachine
05-11-2009, 10:05 PM
This is a big road trip. The D-Backs and Padres are both 13-19, so these are games the Reds need to win. They need to go 3-3 at the minimum.

Joseph
05-11-2009, 10:08 PM
This is a big road trip. The D-Backs and Padres are both 13-19, so these are games the Reds need to win. They need to go 3-3 at the minimum.

To quote the great William Shatner....mamby pamby.

C'mon, go for broke.....5-1.

OnBaseMachine
05-11-2009, 10:14 PM
To quote the great William Shatner....mamby pamby.

C'mon, go for broke.....5-1.

How about 6-0?

Anything less than the 3-3 would be a big disappointment, IMO. I'm hoping for 4-2 or better, but 3-3 wouldn't be the worst thing in the world.

Will M
05-11-2009, 10:15 PM
To quote the great William Shatner....mamby pamby.

C'mon, go for broke.....5-1.

Tonight is the big game of the series.
Game #2 is Owings vs Haren (ouch).
Game #3 is Cueto vs a rookie.

We win tonight & there is a very good chance to win 2/3 & hopefully 3/3 if we get lucky against Haren.
Lose tonight & then face Haren tomorrow. No good.

Reds Fanatic
05-11-2009, 10:33 PM
Hopefully Arroyo continues pitching well on the road tonight.
This year Arroyo is 3-0 with a 1.69 ERA on the road and 1-2 with a 16.34 ERA at home.

redsfaninbsg
05-11-2009, 10:38 PM
How many games has Gonzalez missed now?

Degenerate39
05-11-2009, 10:39 PM
How many games has Gonzalez missed now?

His last game was May the 4th

Reds Fanatic
05-11-2009, 10:39 PM
How many games has Gonzalez missed now?This is the 7th game.

Tom Servo
05-11-2009, 10:41 PM
Willy T with a leadoff single.

Reds Fanatic
05-11-2009, 10:43 PM
Good start for the Reds as Taveras singles and Hairston doubles.

Caveat Emperor
05-11-2009, 10:44 PM
In no way would I pitch to Joey Votto here.

Reds Fanatic
05-11-2009, 10:45 PM
Votto walks to load the bases. Bases loaded with no outs. Reds need to bust this game open right away.

RedFanAlways1966
05-11-2009, 10:45 PM
Votto walks to load 'em with no outs.

Tom Servo
05-11-2009, 10:46 PM
BP hits into a Phillips.


I'm getting real tired of it, to be honest.

Reds Fanatic
05-11-2009, 10:47 PM
Ugh. Phillips does the predictable and grounds into a 6-4-3 DP. 1-0 Reds.

Degenerate39
05-11-2009, 10:47 PM
BP hits in to a double play. Who saw that coming?

Tom Servo
05-11-2009, 10:48 PM
Reds waste a good oppurtunity, only get 1 run with bases loaded, no outs.

Caveat Emperor
05-11-2009, 10:48 PM
BP hits into a Phillips.


I'm getting real tired of it, to be honest.

He needs to be in the #8 hole -- he's swinging at bad pitches, making bad contact and hurting the team.

He is a liability at the plate against RHPs, and has been for the better part of a year now.

Kc61
05-11-2009, 10:49 PM
Janish needs to play SS, IMO.

Hairston's hitting quite well, IMO.

alloverjr
05-11-2009, 10:49 PM
Maybe Dusty needs to rethink his arcaic thinking of splitting up the lefties when the RH you put in between them is a hack. Should have left Ramon in that spot if he had to.

toledodan
05-11-2009, 10:50 PM
BP hits in to a double play. Who saw that coming?


me!:D

Caveat Emperor
05-11-2009, 10:51 PM
And, let's face it -- when a team is giving Joey Votto unintentional walks in the 1st inning with no one out to face Phillips, that tells you everything you need to know about the awfulness of your lineup construction.

BTW -- how many times have we seen this: Reds waste golden scoring opportunity and then don't dent the plate again all night?

OnBaseMachine
05-11-2009, 10:51 PM
Brandon Phillips needs to bat 8th. He's a liability in the cleanup spot. Bases loaded, nobody out, and the cleanup hitter up, and you score one run? One run? Unbelievable. They should have scored at least three runs there.

What does he have to do to prove he's not a #4 hitter?

toledodan
05-11-2009, 10:52 PM
any bets bronson gets shelled again?

Caveat Emperor
05-11-2009, 10:53 PM
any bets bronson gets shelled again?

He's already off to a flying start.

toledodan
05-11-2009, 10:58 PM
Got to give him credit for getting out of the inning.

RedsManRick
05-11-2009, 11:04 PM
Don't worry guys. Phillips will start hitting well. He told us so.

Kc61
05-11-2009, 11:08 PM
Don't worry guys. Phillips will start hitting well. He told us so.

He has been hitting well. Hate to say so, might break up the tone of this game thread.

Scrap Irony
05-11-2009, 11:13 PM
Phillips' last seven: 387 .441 .613 1.054

So, yeah, he's really struggled lately.

OnBaseMachine
05-11-2009, 11:13 PM
I like Rosales, but man has he been brutal at third base so far. He bobbled a double play ball in the first inning and now he commits a two out error that should have ended the inning.

cincrazy
05-11-2009, 11:14 PM
Brandon Phillips does not need to hit 8th. That's absurd. The guy clearly isn't a 4 hitter, but seriously, eighth?

OnBaseMachine
05-11-2009, 11:14 PM
Phillips' last seven: 387 .441 .613 1.054

So, yeah, he's really struggled lately.

Sub .700 OPS vs RHP. I have no problem with him hitting 4th vs LHP but he doesn't belong in the top six vs RHP.

HokieRed
05-11-2009, 11:15 PM
.688 lifetime vs. righties. That's the line of an 8th hitter.

CrackerJack
05-11-2009, 11:18 PM
.688 lifetime vs. righties. That's the line of an 8th hitter.

Not even 7th on this team? 6th?

Tough crowd.

Falls City Beer
05-11-2009, 11:18 PM
Arroyo's needed 39 pitches to get through 2 innings against this lineup.

Scrap Irony
05-11-2009, 11:21 PM
Again, 1.054 OPS over his last seven.

and

Lineup contruction means less than nothing.

This is a recording...

OnBaseMachine
05-11-2009, 11:21 PM
Arroyo's needed 39 pitches to get through 2 innings against this lineup.

Rosales committed a two out error which cost Arroyo quite a few pitches. If Rosales makes that play, the DBacks have their 8-9-1 hitters up next inning. Instead, they'll have the top of their order due up.

Tom Servo
05-11-2009, 11:27 PM
JHJ delivers!

3-0 Reds.

remdog
05-11-2009, 11:28 PM
Arroyo's needed 39 pitches to get through 2 innings against this lineup.

The good part is that he got through 2 innings. ;)

Rem

RedFanAlways1966
05-11-2009, 11:28 PM
Hairston with a deep 2-run double to RC. 3-0, REDS.

OnBaseMachine
05-11-2009, 11:29 PM
Gotta give Hairston credit, despite the awful atbat in the 10th inning yesterday, he's been crushing the ball lately. Hopefully it continues.

HokieRed
05-11-2009, 11:31 PM
JHJ for 4 hitter!

Screwball
05-11-2009, 11:32 PM
Holy crap that was a good play from Tracy.

Caveat Emperor
05-11-2009, 11:32 PM
At least the hitter are making Garland work -- even Arroyo had a good AB against him.

Falls City Beer
05-11-2009, 11:33 PM
Willy Taveras OPS: .755.

Playadlc
05-11-2009, 11:34 PM
Great stuff, BP!

RedFanAlways1966
05-11-2009, 11:34 PM
BP saves some face with an RBI single to LF and then stretches it into a double when the D-Backs snooze. Nice!

Falls City Beer
05-11-2009, 11:35 PM
I suspect they'll need more than 4 runs to claim victory tonight; pile em on, fellas.

Playadlc
05-11-2009, 11:35 PM
Is it just me or is Phillips' hands more over the plate in his stance than they were last season?

Caveat Emperor
05-11-2009, 11:36 PM
Willy Taveras OPS: .755.

I'm actually very OK with it, given the defense he's provided.

CTA513
05-11-2009, 11:36 PM
Welsh: Phillips was the most fined player on the team in 2008

membengal
05-11-2009, 11:37 PM
I suspect they'll need more than 4 runs to claim victory tonight; pile em on, fellas.

Road game.

Arroyo will be fine.

OnBaseMachine
05-11-2009, 11:37 PM
Bruce hit that ball hard but right at Upton.

dougdirt
05-11-2009, 11:37 PM
Has anyone been more unlucky than Jay Bruce this season? How many times has he lined out this year?

durl
05-11-2009, 11:38 PM
Can I just say that this team sure is a lot of fun to watch lately? Good hustle and the bats are coming alive.

Oh, and has anybody noticed that Phillips' BA started going up when he started taking my advice and laying off those 1st pitches? :D

Reds Fanatic
05-11-2009, 11:40 PM
Lopez doubles off the wall in right.

Kc61
05-11-2009, 11:41 PM
No knock on Gonzo, but the Reds have been a much better offensive team since Hairston took over at SS. And Hairston hasn't been a liability at shortstop, he is a natural infielder, although he certainly is more of a second base type.

With all the posts about Hairston's struggles in the earlier years, the guy proved himself to me last season.

Until the Reds get a top tier shortstop, I'd leave Hairston in the position. Maybe a contender with shortstop problems would trade a decent kid for Gonzalez.

Screwball
05-11-2009, 11:41 PM
Lopez is a Reds killer.

OnBaseMachine
05-11-2009, 11:41 PM
That's where that error by Rosales hurt. The DBacks should have their 8-9-1 hitters due up. Instead it's the top of the order. Gotta make those routine plays.

fisch11
05-11-2009, 11:42 PM
Can I just say that this team sure is a lot of fun to watch lately? Good hustle and the bats are coming alive.

Oh, and has anybody noticed that Phillips' BA started going up when he started taking my advice and laying off those 1st pitches? :D

Definitely exciting baseball of late, especially Sunday's game. This team could really get on a roll with the offense starting to show life. Several players riding hitting streaks right now.

fisch11
05-11-2009, 11:43 PM
Lance Nix is our defensive left fielder. Period.

Reds Fanatic
05-11-2009, 11:43 PM
Nix makes a sliding catch on the line drive by Young.

corkedbat
05-11-2009, 11:43 PM
I said all winterthat they needed a LF to hit between Votto and Bruce. I was thumping the deal Phillips drum also. The reason for both was that I had no problem with Phillips returning as long as they batted him in the bottom third of the order, but knew that Dusty would hit him cleanup all season.

Love BP's defense and his smile - dispise his plate approach though. Thing is, that approach might actually change somewhat if you put him 7th or 8th. Of course, we'd have to put up with Uber pouting and whining

cincrazy
05-11-2009, 11:43 PM
I <3 Laynce Nix. Yeah, that's right. I said it.

Reds Fanatic
05-11-2009, 11:45 PM
Upton homers. 4-2 Reds

durl
05-11-2009, 11:45 PM
NIX!!

Great catch.

Screwball
05-11-2009, 11:46 PM
Don't care much for Upton tossing the bat and posing at the plate.

toledodan
05-11-2009, 11:46 PM
Upton homers. 4-2 Reds


bad bronson showing up again.

Reds Fanatic
05-11-2009, 11:47 PM
Nice pick up by Votto on Hairston's throw in the dirt.

membengal
05-11-2009, 11:47 PM
Road, Bronson. You are on the road.

cincrazy
05-11-2009, 11:47 PM
That was a horrible pitch call by either Arroyo or Hernandez. He's ahead in the count 1-2, and you throw a high fastball to Upton, the one pitch the guy can absolutely murder.

fisch11
05-11-2009, 11:48 PM
Don't care much for Upton tossing the bat and posing at the plate.

I was thinking the same thing. "Look at me, my team is still losing."

OnBaseMachine
05-11-2009, 11:48 PM
That was a horrible pitch call by either Arroyo or Hernandez. He's ahead in the count 1-2, and you throw a high fastball to Upton, the one pitch the guy can absolutely murder.

No kidding. Sometimes I wonder if the Reds have advanced scouting. A breaking ball down and away probably gets him.

Reds Fanatic
05-11-2009, 11:49 PM
2nd error on Rosales as he boots an easy ground ball. They gave Byrnes a hit. Horrible scoring decision.

cincrazy
05-11-2009, 11:49 PM
Holy crap. Rosales makes me yearn for Encarnacion's defense at 3rd.

toledodan
05-11-2009, 11:49 PM
when does EE come back again? they gave him a single on that? REALLY?

OnBaseMachine
05-11-2009, 11:49 PM
Rosales is making EdE look like a gold glover. His error last inning has already cost the Reds dearly this inning.

Reds Fanatic
05-11-2009, 11:50 PM
A 4-6 FC ends the inning. 4-2 Reds after 3.

durl
05-11-2009, 11:50 PM
At least the error didn't hurt. Rosales needs a pep talk.

WVRedsFan
05-11-2009, 11:50 PM
Adam Rosales = not ready for prime time.

The kid will be good in time, but not now.

fisch11
05-11-2009, 11:50 PM
Rosales having another rough day at 3rd. Even with Edwin out you still have to hold your breath every time a ball is hit to the left.

fisch11
05-11-2009, 11:52 PM
Official Ruling was a single on that play as well....if that's not a homer call I don't know what is.

Reds Fanatic
05-11-2009, 11:53 PM
Nix with a bomb to center. 5-2 Reds!!

toledodan
05-11-2009, 11:53 PM
nix a bomb to center!

membengal
05-11-2009, 11:53 PM
Nix has a whole bunch of pop in his bat...

WVRedsFan
05-11-2009, 11:53 PM
Nix providing punch. Don't ever sit him.

cincrazy
05-11-2009, 11:53 PM
I <3 Laynce Nix. Yeah, that's right. I said it.

fisch11
05-11-2009, 11:53 PM
That was DEEP! He was due for a long ball. Man was that crushed.

durl
05-11-2009, 11:53 PM
That is a LONG way out there, ain't it? Good shot, Nix!!

Screwball
05-11-2009, 11:54 PM
Say hello to your everyday LFer folks. Good to see Laynce step up and take a stranglehold on the position.

cincrazy
05-11-2009, 11:54 PM
Rosales goes yard!

Reds Fanatic
05-11-2009, 11:54 PM
Back to back homers as Rosales hits a shot to left center. 6-2 Reds!!

toledodan
05-11-2009, 11:54 PM
rosie with a bomb!

CrackerJack
05-11-2009, 11:54 PM
Phillips hiding his face laughing while Rosales sprints around the bases was classic.

durl
05-11-2009, 11:54 PM
Rosales...you still committed 2 errors, but it's nice to see that home run sprint again. :)

fisch11
05-11-2009, 11:54 PM
Back to back jacks! Camera shot of Phillips busting up laughing at Rosales sprints the HR trot again!

WVRedsFan
05-11-2009, 11:54 PM
Rosales asking for a brush back. Kid makes up for fielding mistakes in a big way!

Screwball
05-11-2009, 11:55 PM
rosie with a bomb!

I wonder if he beat 15.6...

Tom Servo
05-11-2009, 11:55 PM
Nix is awesome.

Roseales bat is kinda cool.

Reds Fanatic
05-11-2009, 11:56 PM
I wonder if he beat 15.6...
He sure tried to beat his best time.

toledodan
05-11-2009, 11:56 PM
Phillips hiding his face laughing while Rosales sprints around the bases was classic.


thats what i like seeing from the team. they seem to be having fun.

Kc61
05-11-2009, 11:56 PM
I tip my hat to the posters who wanted Nix in LF. I read the guy's baseball card and didn't think he could do it. I was wrong, this guy can play.

He probably needs to platoon, but what impresses me is Nix's defense. For a power hitter, Nix really can play the outfield.

Maybe the right handed cleanup hitter should be a third baseman or shortstop. Harder to find those types, perhaps, but maybe Nix is a keeper. And he gives the Reds a third lefty hitter in lineups against righties.

At least tonight, I'm a Nix fan.

Tom Servo
05-11-2009, 11:56 PM
Taveras gets a double off Byrnes glove.

Keep pilling up the hits/runs.

fisch11
05-11-2009, 11:57 PM
Taveras on fire! Byrnes almost made a spectacular webgem.

toledodan
05-11-2009, 11:57 PM
willy t. another hit!

Reds Fanatic
05-11-2009, 11:57 PM
Reds continue to pound Garland as Taveras doubles his 3rd hit of the night.

Playadlc
05-11-2009, 11:57 PM
Rosales can hit 20-25 HR's a year, IMO.

He has a great swing.

CarolinaRedleg
05-11-2009, 11:57 PM
What hitting problems?

The weather's warming up and so are the bats!

OnBaseMachine
05-11-2009, 11:57 PM
Taveras is on fire right now. Keep the runs coming.

WVRedsFan
05-11-2009, 11:57 PM
The hit parade continues. Burns gives good effort on the fly.

Traveras in at 2nd with one out.

fisch11
05-11-2009, 11:57 PM
433 ft on Nix' HR.

toledodan
05-12-2009, 12:00 AM
votto rbi single!

Reds Fanatic
05-12-2009, 12:00 AM
Votto singles in a run. 7-2 Reds!! RBI #25 for Votto.

fisch11
05-12-2009, 12:00 AM
Votto bloops an RBI single to center. 25 RBIs for Joey and Garland is chased. Keep the pain train rolling!

Screwball
05-12-2009, 12:00 AM
Anyone surprised Votto drove in the runner from 2nd there?

Yeah, me neither. It's pretty much become expected.

_Sir_Charles_
05-12-2009, 12:00 AM
Okay, this is kinda a fun inning. :O)

OldXOhio
05-12-2009, 12:03 AM
DBacks radio trivia question: Name the 8 Reds managers between Lou Piniella and Dusty Baker.

Reds Fanatic
05-12-2009, 12:03 AM
Leo Rosales just up from AAA in to pitch. Double switch as Whitesell comes in to play 1st.

Reds Fanatic
05-12-2009, 12:04 AM
Phillips pops out to end the inning. 7-2 Reds mid 4th.

Screwball
05-12-2009, 12:04 AM
I think Phillips was trying to hit a 12 run Home Run on that swing.

CarolinaRedleg
05-12-2009, 12:04 AM
Perez
Knight
Johnson
McKeon
Boone
Miley
Narron
Mackanin

OldXOhio
05-12-2009, 12:05 AM
Perez
Knight
Johnson
McKeon
Boone
Miley
Narron
Mackanin

well done

nate
05-12-2009, 12:06 AM
Wow, Willy T now hitting .303 with an OBP > .350. Verrrrr nice!

Reds Fanatic
05-12-2009, 12:07 AM
Snyder strikes out looking. K #3 for Arroyo.

WVRedsFan
05-12-2009, 12:07 AM
DBacks radio trivia question: Name the 8 Reds managers between Lou Piniella and Dusty Baker.

Perez
Johnson
Knight
McKeon
Boone
Miley
Narron
Mac
Baker

That's 8!

Reds Fanatic
05-12-2009, 12:08 AM
Great play by Votto. 2 outs.

nate
05-12-2009, 12:08 AM
Nice pick by Votto there.

Screwball
05-12-2009, 12:08 AM
Votto's strong work ethic has allowed him to become a very solid defensive 1st baseman.

OnBaseMachine
05-12-2009, 12:08 AM
Is it just me or is the MLB.com scoreboard not working?

Tom Servo
05-12-2009, 12:09 AM
Good bounce back inning for Bronson.

Reds Fanatic
05-12-2009, 12:09 AM
Whitesell grounds out to Votto. A nice easy inning for Arroyo. 7-2 Reds after 4.

Screwball
05-12-2009, 12:10 AM
Is it just me or is the MLB.com scoreboard not working?

It's not working for me either. Sucks.

Reds Fanatic
05-12-2009, 12:10 AM
Is it just me or is the MLB.com scoreboard not working?I was having trouble with their site a little earlier it was running very slow.

membengal
05-12-2009, 12:11 AM
I tip my hat to the posters who wanted Nix in LF. I read the guy's baseball card and didn't think he could do it. I was wrong, this guy can play.

He probably needs to platoon, but what impresses me is Nix's defense. For a power hitter, Nix really can play the outfield.

Maybe the right handed cleanup hitter should be a third baseman or shortstop. Harder to find those types, perhaps, but maybe Nix is a keeper. And he gives the Reds a third lefty hitter in lineups against righties.

At least tonight, I'm a Nix fan.

Nix is a classic Walt flier. Ludwick scraped up off the refuse pile, ends up St. Louis a failed former prospect, and blows up. St. Louis specialized in that in the last several years.

To hope that Nix goes nuclear like Ludwick did is too much, but Nix's minor league OPS eerily tracks Ludwick's, and Nix does have injuries to help explain getting derailed as a prospect. But could Nix give this team 15 homeruns this year in a heavy platoon in LF? Maybe. Maybe. And much props to Walt, who while doing nothing to fill the gap in LF that was major, did at least hedge his bets a bit on the back end...and, yeah, I am loving Nix's D as well. Not a complete surprise to me though, as he came up a CF with decent skills.

He's showing more raw power than I began to suspect he had...

Scrap Irony
05-12-2009, 12:12 AM
Can we stop the season now? Taveras is over .300 and his OPS is real close to 800.

How cool would that be?

Reds Fanatic
05-12-2009, 12:12 AM
Bruce flies out to center.

Screwball
05-12-2009, 12:12 AM
Damn, Bruce had one to crush there yet only harmlessly pops it up to center.

Scrap Irony
05-12-2009, 12:13 AM
Nix is a classic Walt flier. Ludwick scraped up off the refuse pile, ends up St. Louis a failed former prospect, and blows up. St. Louis specialized in that in the last several years.

To hope that Nix goes nuclear like Ludwick did is too much, but Nix's minor league OPS eerily tracks Ludwick's, and Nix does have injuries to help explain getting derailed as a prospect. But could Nix give this team 15 homeruns this year in a heavy platoon in LF? Maybe. Maybe. And much props to Walt, who while doing nothing to fill the gap in LF that was major, did at least hedge his bets a bit on the back end...and, yeah, I am loving Nix's D as well. Not a complete surprise to me though, as he came up a CF with decent skills.

He's showing more raw power than I began to suspect he had...

If Nix goes all Ludwick, Jocketty will be Executive of the Year and the Reds will be in the playoffs.

nate
05-12-2009, 12:14 AM
Can we stop the season now? Taveras is over .300 and his OPS is real close to 800.

How cool would that be?

http://blog.capablepeople.co.uk/fonz.jpg

Reds Fanatic
05-12-2009, 12:14 AM
Hernandez flies out to right.
Nix strikes out swinging. 7-2 Reds mid 5th.

corkedbat
05-12-2009, 12:14 AM
Perez
Johnson
Knight
McKeon
Boone
Miley
Narron
Mac
Baker

That's 8!

Still wish Davey would have stuck around about 6-8 years

membengal
05-12-2009, 12:15 AM
If Nix goes all Ludwick, Jocketty will be Executive of the Year and the Reds will be in the playoffs.

Yup. Again, that's not realistic (in my view, but, hey, yaneverknow), but for Nix to be available to this club to help stem the bleed from Dickerson's slow start was a nice back end gamble from Jocketty.

Tom Servo
05-12-2009, 12:17 AM
FeLo is killing us.

Screwball
05-12-2009, 12:17 AM
Like I said, Reds killer.

Reds Fanatic
05-12-2009, 12:17 AM
Lopez homers into the pool. 3 hits. He is a triple away from the cycle. 7-3 Reds.

CTA513
05-12-2009, 12:18 AM
HR #9 given up by Arroyo

OnBaseMachine
05-12-2009, 12:18 AM
Arroyo. :rolleyes:

I don't feel comfortable at all with this lead. The offense is finally starting to hit and now the pitching is struggling a bit.

Reds Fanatic
05-12-2009, 12:18 AM
Another play Rosales does not make. Who knows how they will score that.
Single for Young

_Sir_Charles_
05-12-2009, 12:19 AM
Somebody needs to check the laces on Rosales' glove....there seems to be a bit of a hole in it.

Reds Fanatic
05-12-2009, 12:19 AM
Upton strikes out swinging. 4 Ks.

cincrazy
05-12-2009, 12:20 AM
Glad to know Arroyo is logging in to Redszone in between innings so he could listen to my advice about how to pitch to Upton.

OnBaseMachine
05-12-2009, 12:20 AM
Rosales is having about as bad a night in the field as possible. He could easily have four errors on the night.

Kc61
05-12-2009, 12:21 AM
I wouldn't want to hurt Rosales' confidence, but one more misplay and I'd give Janish some third base time tonight.

Reds Fanatic
05-12-2009, 12:21 AM
Reynolds flies out to center. 2 outs.

Red in Chicago
05-12-2009, 12:21 AM
Rosales is having about as bad a night in the field as possible. He could easily have four errors on the night.

Which only adds to Arroyo's troubles. The lineup is turning around much faster than it should be.

Scrap Irony
05-12-2009, 12:23 AM
I don't feel comfortable at all with this lead. The offense is finally starting to hit and now the pitching is struggling a bit.

How about I give you 5:1 odds and the D-Backs in this game as is, considering the Reds are struggling so badly pitching-wise.

Tom Servo
05-12-2009, 12:25 AM
Wow, Bronson.

Reds Fanatic
05-12-2009, 12:25 AM
Byrnes doubles off the wall in left. That missed a homer by just a few feet. 7-4 Reds.

cincrazy
05-12-2009, 12:25 AM
And another fastball on a two strike count. Good grief.

OnBaseMachine
05-12-2009, 12:25 AM
Get someone up and ready in the bullpen.

Reds Fanatic
05-12-2009, 12:25 AM
Hairston got hit in the face as the throw bounced up and hit him.

The Baumer
05-12-2009, 12:26 AM
GameCast seems frozen. This happen to anyone else too?

_Sir_Charles_
05-12-2009, 12:26 AM
Hairston misplays the relay and it misses his glove and the ball hits him in the face. Seems to be okay though. If he catches that, there's a play at the plate I think.

Reds Fanatic
05-12-2009, 12:26 AM
GameCast seems frozen. This happen to anyone else too?The MLB site is having a lot of problems tonight.

Reds Fanatic
05-12-2009, 12:27 AM
Conor Jackson pinch hitting

OnBaseMachine
05-12-2009, 12:27 AM
Once again, that misplay by Rosales cost the Reds a run(s). Can't give teams four outs, especially when your starting pitcher is struggling mightily.

Reds Fanatic
05-12-2009, 12:28 AM
Jackson pops out to 2nd. I would end Arroyo's night right there. The Reds are lucky to still have the lead. Leave Bronson in much longer and they wont have the lead. 7-4 Reds after 5.

The Baumer
05-12-2009, 12:28 AM
Alright then game thread friends, looks like this is all some of us have. Let's post some vital info with our updates (number of outs, runners on).

_Sir_Charles_
05-12-2009, 12:28 AM
Bronson's right around 100 pitches (95 to be precise) and he got tagged pretty solidly that inning. He should get pinch hit for this inning.

OnBaseMachine
05-12-2009, 12:28 AM
Jackson pops out to 2nd. I would end Arroyo's night right there. The Reds are lucky to still have the lead. Leave Bronson in much longer and they wont have the lead.

Agreed. It's time to pull Arroyo before it's too late.

Tom Servo
05-12-2009, 12:30 AM
Roseales doubles.

Reds Fanatic
05-12-2009, 12:30 AM
Rosales with a lead off double.

_Sir_Charles_
05-12-2009, 12:30 AM
Rosales trying to make Reds fans forget his glove tonight. Lead off double to the wall.

Kc61
05-12-2009, 12:30 AM
Double for Rosales. His offense is way ahead of his defense.

Reds Fanatic
05-12-2009, 12:31 AM
Bronson is staying in for now.

_Sir_Charles_
05-12-2009, 12:31 AM
Arroyo still in, bunting. Actually, if they're wanting to just sac the runner over...leaving Bronson in here is fine with me. But he "should" be out after this.

Reds Fanatic
05-12-2009, 12:32 AM
Good bunt by Arroyo moves the runner to 3rd. 1 out.

_Sir_Charles_
05-12-2009, 12:32 AM
Really nice bunt there. Sac worked perfectly. Arroyo's one of the better bunters on the team. I still think he'll be done.

Kc61
05-12-2009, 12:33 AM
Arroyo still in, bunting. Actually, if they're wanting to just sac the runner over...leaving Bronson in here is fine with me. But he "should" be out after this.

Bronson will pitch another inning, for better or worse.

After a 1 inning plus outing last time, he's going to earn his keep tonight. Dusty isn't going to lift him now.

Reds Fanatic
05-12-2009, 12:33 AM
Hit #4 for Taveras as he singles in a run. 8-4 Reds!

_Sir_Charles_
05-12-2009, 12:34 AM
Willy "the hit machine" Taveras. Bloop single to plate Rosales. 8-4 Redlegs.

OnBaseMachine
05-12-2009, 12:34 AM
What a night by Willy Taveras.

fearofpopvol1
05-12-2009, 12:34 AM
What's Dusty's obsession with leaving pitchers in as long as possible?? Especially when they're sucking? I just don't get it.

Tom Servo
05-12-2009, 12:34 AM
You can't stop or even contain Willy Taveras.

Kc61
05-12-2009, 12:35 AM
Hit #4 for Taveras as he singles in a run. 8-4 Reds!

Taveras is 4 for 4. He's 19 for his last 48.

The question is whether a hit is as good as a walk.

_Sir_Charles_
05-12-2009, 12:35 AM
Bronson will pitch another inning, for better or worse.

After a 1 inning plus outing last time, he's going to earn his keep tonight. Dusty isn't going to lift him now.

Good point. I'd forgotten that he only went 1 inning last outting. I was trying to repress that memory. Thanks for bringing that pain right back up to the surface for me. Grrrrr. :O)

Reds Fanatic
05-12-2009, 12:36 AM
Taveras steals 2nd. His 8th steal of the year.

_Sir_Charles_
05-12-2009, 12:36 AM
The question is whether a hit is as good as a walk.

Do you really want to go there?

Willy T swipes 2nd. 8th of the year with one CS.

Reds Fanatic
05-12-2009, 12:37 AM
Hairston walks. 1st and 2nd.

Screwball
05-12-2009, 12:37 AM
Taveras steals 2nd. His 8th steal of the year.

He should steal 3rd. And then home.

_Sir_Charles_
05-12-2009, 12:37 AM
Hairston draws the walk. 1st & 2nd with 1 out.

membengal
05-12-2009, 12:38 AM
I traded for Willy T in my main fantasy league late last week. His first night for my team is tonight.

So, yeah. Thanks, Willy.

_Sir_Charles_
05-12-2009, 12:38 AM
He should steal 3rd. And then home.

How's Snyder's arm? Anybody?

Reds Fanatic
05-12-2009, 12:38 AM
Votto singles in another run. 9-4 Reds!! Perfect hitting taking the ball to the opposite field.

OUReds
05-12-2009, 12:38 AM
Joey Votto is a bad, bad man.

Tom Servo
05-12-2009, 12:38 AM
Votto knocks in his 26th RBI.

_Sir_Charles_
05-12-2009, 12:39 AM
Votto....he's a freak! Single drives in YET ANOTHER run. More guys on our team need to get the flu apparently or whatever Votto had....I'm hoping it's contagious as hell.

Screwball
05-12-2009, 12:39 AM
I've run out of good things to say about Joey Votto. He's been consistently awesome.

OnBaseMachine
05-12-2009, 12:39 AM
Votto is simply amazing. He's 2-for-3 with two singles, a walk, and 2 RBI. And he was robbed of another hit.

fearofpopvol1
05-12-2009, 12:40 AM
Votto has been an absolute beast this season. Defense has been fantastic and he's just a great situational hitter.

Tom Servo
05-12-2009, 12:40 AM
Check swing hit for Phillips plates another run.

Reds Fanatic
05-12-2009, 12:40 AM
Check swing single to right for Phillips. 10-4 Reds!! This is fun.

_Sir_Charles_
05-12-2009, 12:40 AM
10-4. Seeing eye single for Brandon.

OnBaseMachine
05-12-2009, 12:40 AM
Great job BP!

Reds Fanatic
05-12-2009, 12:41 AM
Wild pitch scores another run and Phillips keeps running and goes to 3rd. 11-4 Reds!!

_Sir_Charles_
05-12-2009, 12:41 AM
1st & 3rd with 1 out. Wild pitch....Votto scores & Brandon goes 1st to third. :O) 11-4

_Sir_Charles_
05-12-2009, 12:41 AM
Bruce up with one out & Phillips on third.

OUReds
05-12-2009, 12:42 AM
Welcome to your new job Mr. Hinch.

CarolinaRedleg
05-12-2009, 12:42 AM
Alright, save some for the rest of the series.....:p:

_Sir_Charles_
05-12-2009, 12:43 AM
I knew it was only a matter of time before this lineup started hitting. Everybody's been so down on this offense all year, but I kept saying that with all those guys slumping it was bound to even itself out. This could be a fun team to watch this year.

Reds Fanatic
05-12-2009, 12:44 AM
Bruce grounds out to 2nd. Runner stays at 3rd.

_Sir_Charles_
05-12-2009, 12:44 AM
Bruce grounds to 2nd and Phillips has to hold. 2 down.

remdog
05-12-2009, 12:44 AM
I knew it was only a matter of time before this lineup started hitting. Everybody's been so down on this offense all year, but I kept saying that with all those guys slumping it was bound to even itself out. This could be a fun team to watch this year.

Don't let one game go to your head. :rolleyes:

Rem

The Baumer
05-12-2009, 12:46 AM
Don't stop believing. :beerme:

Kc61
05-12-2009, 12:46 AM
Trying to figure out which starter will be available for a relief outing in the upcoming extra inning game Sunday in San Diego.

Talk about memories.

Now that was a fun half inning by the Reds.

Reds Fanatic
05-12-2009, 12:46 AM
Hernandez grounds out to 2nd. 11-4 Reds mid 6th.

_Sir_Charles_
05-12-2009, 12:47 AM
Don't let one game go to your head. :rolleyes:

Rem

I'm not. The past few weeks are what I'm referring to.

Tonight 11 runs
10th 7 runs
9th 8 runs
8th 6 runs
7th 6 runs
6th 3 runs
5th 7 runs
4th 2 runs
3rd 5 runs
2nd 6 runs
1st 4 runs

There were a few duds in there, but overall...we're plating some runs and getting our fair share of hits.

kaldaniels
05-12-2009, 12:48 AM
Don't let one game go to your head. :rolleyes:

Rem

Let's hold off on the eyeroll partner, including this game not even in the books the Reds are averaging 6+ runs a game over the past 10 games. It is not just 1 game.

CTA513
05-12-2009, 12:48 AM
This would be a good game to get Burton some work.

Kc61
05-12-2009, 12:49 AM
This would be a good game to get Burton some work.


I'm guessing Lincoln will get the first crack at some work.

HokieRed
05-12-2009, 12:50 AM
Let's win this game first, celebrate later.

Reds Fanatic
05-12-2009, 12:51 AM
K #5 for Arroyo as Snyder strikes out.
Ojeda singles.

_Sir_Charles_
05-12-2009, 12:53 AM
Let's win this game first, celebrate later.

Good call.

Matt700wlw
05-12-2009, 12:53 AM
This is the Reds, right? :roll:

remdog
05-12-2009, 12:54 AM
I'm not. The past few weeks are what I'm referring to.


I think that you are not being realistic. Optimisim is nice but past history shows that it's not likely to continue.

What happens when Votto slumps (which is likely), Tavaras, Hernandez, Nix, JHJ revert to form and Gonzo is back at SS.

Some seasons are magical but I don't think that this is one of them. Other than the pitching staff ( a strange thing to say about a Reds team ) this is not a team to let your thinking about become illogical.

I hope I'm wrong but......

Rem

_Sir_Charles_
05-12-2009, 12:54 AM
Fly out to Bruce for the 2nd out.

Reds Fanatic
05-12-2009, 12:55 AM
Whitesell fleis out to right.
Lopez lines out to center. 11-4 Reds after 6.

membengal
05-12-2009, 12:56 AM
One of Arroyo's four runs is unearned, right? So he's at 3 ER in 6 innings? Just bizarre that he has been so much better on the road this year.

Kc61
05-12-2009, 12:56 AM
I think that you are not being realistic. Optimisim is nice but past history shows that it's not likely to continue.

What happens when Votto slumps (which is likely), Tavaras, Hernandez, Nix, JHJ revert to form and Gonzo is back at SS.

Some seasons are magical but I don't think that this is one of them. Other than the pitching staff ( a strange thing to say about a Reds team ) this is not a team to let your thinking about become illogical.


I hope I'm wrong but......

RemAdd a Kevin Mitchell/Ron Gant/Greg Vaughn/Dave Parker slightly past prime top hitter and this team can go far. Pitching, pitching, pitching.

OnBaseMachine
05-12-2009, 12:57 AM
6 IP, 4 R from Arroyo. Not a great outing, but to be fair, a rough night defensively by Rosales didn't help matters.

Reds Fanatic
05-12-2009, 12:57 AM
One of Arroyo's four runs is unearned, right? So he's at 3 ER in 6 innings? Just bizarre that he has been so much better on the road this year.
I think all 4 are earned.

HokieRed
05-12-2009, 12:57 AM
One of Arroyo's four runs is unearned, right? So he's at 3 ER in 6 innings? Just bizarre that he has been so much better on the road this year.

May have to do with where those starts where. I've forgotten where his aways starts were but were Pittsburgh or Houston among them?

OnBaseMachine
05-12-2009, 12:57 AM
Another line drive hit by Nix.

Reds Fanatic
05-12-2009, 12:57 AM
Nix singles to right. Most hits the Reds have had in a game this season with 15.

Reds Fanatic
05-12-2009, 12:58 AM
Rosales doubles. 2nd and 3rd. Rosales 3rd extra base hit tonight.

OnBaseMachine
05-12-2009, 12:58 AM
Another deep double by Rosales. 3-for-4 with two doubles and a HR. I like his bat.

Tom Servo
05-12-2009, 12:58 AM
Man, what team is THIS?

fearofpopvol1
05-12-2009, 12:58 AM
Rosales is killin' it at the plate!!

Tony Cloninger
05-12-2009, 12:58 AM
Considering the bullpen use of Sunday...I can see why DB wanted Arroyo to go as long as possible.

Having him bunt (7 sac this year) was a good idea and with a big lead....why not let him go another inning?

Ramon Hernandez is a better hitter over the course of his career than Nix or JHJ...so he might come down below .290 but he seems to have a good enough stroke and approach to hit better than some might expect.

Matt700wlw
05-12-2009, 12:58 AM
Rosales keeps on hitting...

OnBaseMachine
05-12-2009, 12:59 AM
Why is Arroyo batting?

Kc61
05-12-2009, 12:59 AM
Arroyo up, will continue. Bronson really paying a price for that quick exit last time.

Reds Fanatic
05-12-2009, 12:59 AM
Another deep double by Rosales. 3-for-4 with two doubles and a HR. I like his bat.
He will be a good DH when the Reds hit interleague play.

Screwball
05-12-2009, 12:59 AM
Another deep double by Rosales. 3-for-4 with two doubles and a HR. I like his bat.

As bad as he's been defensively, he's been equally as good offensively tonight.

Tony Cloninger
05-12-2009, 01:00 AM
Oh boy....this time it better just be to bunt and that's it....I guess?

OUReds
05-12-2009, 01:00 AM
I think that you are not being realistic. Optimisim is nice but past history shows that it's not likely to continue.

What happens when Votto slumps (which is likely), Tavaras, Hernandez, Nix, JHJ revert to form and Gonzo is back at SS.

Some seasons are magical but I don't think that this is one of them. Other than the pitching staff ( a strange thing to say about a Reds team ) this is not a team to let your thinking about become illogical.

I hope I'm wrong but......

Rem


A lot depends on Nix being an .800ish OPS bat with good D in left. If he is... I dunno, maybe there's enough there.

If he's a mirage then I just don't see it happening.

Reds Fanatic
05-12-2009, 01:00 AM
Arroyo has already thrown 113 pitches. It is crazy to leave him in with a 7 run (soon to be more) lead.

_Sir_Charles_
05-12-2009, 01:00 AM
I think that you are not being realistic. Optimisim is nice but past history shows that it's not likely to continue.

What happens when Votto slumps (which is likely), Tavaras, Hernandez, Nix, JHJ revert to form and Gonzo is back at SS.

Some seasons are magical but I don't think that this is one of them. Other than the pitching staff ( a strange thing to say about a Reds team ) this is not a team to let your thinking about become illogical.

I hope I'm wrong but......

Rem

Several of those games were without Votto. People here have repeatedly given very little hope of Taveras, Hernandez & Hairston doing anything worthwhile because of their career histories. And I've repeatedly said that their previous years not indicative of what they're capable of. Taveras had a HORRIBLE year last year. A career low year. Very probable for a rebound year. Hernandez was sick of being in Baltimore & its horrible staff....he's proven he can swing the stick over his career. A new home is just what the doctor ordered for Ramon. And Hairston...he was flat out SOLID last year and because of his early season slump everyone wrote off last year as a fluke. I disagree with that. What he's doing now and last year are closer to what he's really like I think.

Another thing to remember is that Phillips still hasn't hit his stride yet either. Same for Dickerson. Is it a powerhouse? No. But it's FAR from the black hole of offense that many here make it out to be. Players slump...but they also rebound.