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Red in Chicago
05-13-2009, 07:31 PM
Reds:
Taveras CF
Hairston SS
Bruce RF
Phillips 2B
Hernandez 1B
Rosales 3B
Dickerson LF
Hanigan C
Cueto P

D-Backs:
Lopez 2B
Parra CF
Upton RF
Drew SS
Byrnes LF
Montero C
Tracy 1B
Ojeda 3B
Augenstein P

OnBaseMachine
05-13-2009, 10:29 PM
I'd like to have seen Nix in there tonight. With Votto out, we need all the offense we can get.

Augenstein throws in the upper 80's from what I've read. Hopefully the Reds can get to him early.

OnBaseMachine
05-13-2009, 10:33 PM
The Cardinals lost 5-2 at Pittsburgh. The Reds can move into a tie for first place with a win tonight.

Screwball
05-13-2009, 10:41 PM
"98 degrees in the valley of the sun."

Hopefully nobody has to leave the game early.

VR
05-13-2009, 10:41 PM
Just an fyi.....they are gonna light this dude up tonight.

OnBaseMachine
05-13-2009, 10:41 PM
Taveras takes three straight strikes pretty much down the middle. One out.

Bob Borkowski
05-13-2009, 10:42 PM
The Cardinals lost 5-2 at Pittsburgh. The Reds can move into a tie for first place with a win tonight.

Yeah, a tie with the Cards and maybe with the Brewers also. They lead 8-4 in the 4th.

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 10:43 PM
I know the kid is from AA, but he's been VERY dominant at AA. I don't think it's much of a stretch for him to jump to the bigs. He looks pretty darned good so far. He pounds the strike zone from what people are saying.

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 10:44 PM
1-2-3 with 2 k's. Pretty impressive.

VR
05-13-2009, 10:45 PM
That last pitch was a lot of things.....but a strike it was not

OnBaseMachine
05-13-2009, 10:45 PM
I know the kid is from AA, but he's been VERY dominant at AA. I don't think it's much of a stretch for him to jump to the bigs. He looks pretty darned good so far. He pounds the strike zone from what people are saying.

His stuff is average at best. His fastball sits in the upper 80's and he lacks an out pitch.

OnBaseMachine
05-13-2009, 10:45 PM
That last pitch was a lot of things.....but a strike it was not

Nope. He may dominate if he gets that pitch called for a strike all night.

Matt700wlw
05-13-2009, 10:46 PM
So far, the rookie is getting them out...

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 10:46 PM
92 mph down to 77 mph. Pretty good spread with solid control. I hope Johnny's on top of his game tonight.

AmarilloRed
05-13-2009, 10:46 PM
It seems like every time we face a rookie pitcher, we run into a buzzsaw. I fully expect us to get shut out this game. I hope I'm wrong, though.

VR
05-13-2009, 10:47 PM
Nope. He may dominate if he gets that pitch called for a strike all night.

The biggest problem tonight might be the ump being mesmerized by the screwball action on his money pitch....because at least two of them, perhaps three....were outside the zone.

Screwball
05-13-2009, 10:47 PM
Well, he's definitely got some movement on his pitches, but yeah, Augenstein looks like a guy the Reds should knock around. Whether they will or not remains to be seen.

Matt700wlw
05-13-2009, 10:49 PM
Wow...

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 10:49 PM
First MLB at bat...HR for Parra. 1-0 D-backs

The Diamondbacks brought these 2 kids up when they were on FIRE. Looks like they've carried it up with them.

OnBaseMachine
05-13-2009, 10:49 PM
Bad start. Cueto retires Lopez then Parra homers in his first major league atbat.

Screwball
05-13-2009, 10:49 PM
Wow, that HR pitch was a good 4-5 inches in off the plate.

VR
05-13-2009, 10:49 PM
hit a good pitch out....

Caveat Emperor
05-13-2009, 10:49 PM
If I were a minor leaguer, I'd decline to be called up to make my debut until I had a chance to face the Reds.

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 10:50 PM
Upton walks. Considering Upton's got 2 dingers off Cueto...I'm not TOO upset about that one.

Caveat Emperor
05-13-2009, 10:51 PM
Cueto is ticked off at himself and losing focus -- lost that at bat because he was still thinking about being rung up for a HR on a decent pitch. Saw this happen all the time last season.

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 10:53 PM
Shallow pop out to Willy...jammed him. 2 down.

VR
05-13-2009, 10:53 PM
Cueto is ticked off at himself and losing focus -- lost that at bat because he was still thinking about being rung up for a HR on a decent pitch. Saw this happen all the time last season.

good call CE. Hanigan should have ran out there....he's off his rhythm now.

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 10:54 PM
Another shallow fly out...Bruce sprints in to shag it. 1-0 D-backs after 1.

Caveat Emperor
05-13-2009, 10:57 PM
good call CE. Hanigan should have ran out there....he's off his rhythm now.

But, to Cueto's credit, he battled back and regained composure. It's just one of the many signs of his maturation.

Good stuff. Let's get that run back now.

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 10:58 PM
Nice Marty...nice.

"we could expect to be back to 100% healthy when we get to San Diego on Friday. Votto & Gonzales should both be back"

Ummmm....Edwin?

Tom Servo
05-13-2009, 10:59 PM
BP grounded out to 2nd.

Screwball
05-13-2009, 10:59 PM
That sidearm delivery really seems to be giving the Reds fits right now.

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 10:59 PM
Brandon grounds out to the pitcher.

Tom Servo
05-13-2009, 11:00 PM
Razor Ramon bounces out to shortstop for the 2nd out.

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 11:00 PM
Ramon grounds out to short. This kid really moves the ball around the zone and changes speeds quite nicely. If you don't have overpowering stuff...you mix it up and use control. Pretty impressive so far.

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 11:01 PM
Adam gets clipped. HBP.

Tom Servo
05-13-2009, 11:01 PM
Roseales gets plunked but a circle change.


We demand retaliation!

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 11:02 PM
Okay, now lets shake this kid up. Run on him. Put the pressure on him.

oh...wait. 2 down. :O)

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 11:04 PM
Dickerson never takes the bat off his shoulder. Walks after the full count. 1st & 2nd with 2 down.

Let's go Ryan...make the kid pay for it!

Falls City Beer
05-13-2009, 11:06 PM
Dickerson never takes the bat off his shoulder. Walks after the full count. 1st & 2nd with 2 down.

Let's go Ryan...make the kid pay for it!

Dickerson didn't see a single fastball that AB.

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 11:06 PM
He's starting to look more like a rook. He's lost the strikezone. We've just got to make him uncomfortable.

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 11:07 PM
Hanigan grounds out to short to end the mini-threat. 1-0 'zona middle of 2nd.

Tom Servo
05-13-2009, 11:07 PM
Hopefully that was a sign of upcoming struggles for (whatever this guy's name is again).

Caveat Emperor
05-13-2009, 11:07 PM
Dickerson didn't see a single fastball that AB.

As bad as he's looked this season against them, I'd be shocked if he sees anything but breaking balls and offspeed pitches from here on out.

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 11:09 PM
Hopefully that was a sign of upcoming struggles for (whatever this guy's name is again).

Bryan Augenstein

AA or not...this kid's got nice stuff. Tons of movement.

Falls City Beer
05-13-2009, 11:10 PM
As bad as he's looked this season against them, I'd be shocked if he sees anything but breaking balls and offspeed pitches from here on out.

I too was thinking there's been a quick book made on Dickerson.

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 11:10 PM
Montero flies out to Dickerson on the second pitch.

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 11:11 PM
Tracy grounds out to Hairston. (3 pitches) Pretty economical so far from Cueto...good sign.

Screwball
05-13-2009, 11:11 PM
Bryan Augenstein

AA or not...this kid's got nice stuff. Tons of movement.

So did/does Kirk Saarloos. We'll see if young Augenstein can keep up his pinpoint command.

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 11:12 PM
Augie Ojeda grounds out to Hernandez at first. 3 pitches. NICE. 8 pitch 1-2-3 for Cueto.

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 11:13 PM
So did/does Kirk Saarloos. We'll see if young Augenstein can keep up his pinpoint command.

He looked totally different from the stretch...maybe that's the key to getting to him.

RedFanAlways1966
05-13-2009, 11:14 PM
Last year, April 3, D-Backs at REDS. A 'kid" makes his MLB debut on the mound...

Has a perfect game through 5 innings. Line for the night is 7IP, 1H (a HR), 1ER, 10K, 0BB. Gets the win.

That "kid" was Johnny Cueto. Hopefully the same thing does not happen for the "kid" on the other team going against Cueto.

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 11:15 PM
I love it. Bunt base hit down the first base line. Cueto safe at first. He should be our first option for sac bunts. Rock solid.

Red in Chicago
05-13-2009, 11:15 PM
Am I the only one that finds it amusing watching Cueto sprint down the first base line

Tom Servo
05-13-2009, 11:16 PM
Infield hits RULE.

RedFanAlways1966
05-13-2009, 11:16 PM
Hitting the cover off the ball... two infield hits. :thumbup:

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 11:16 PM
Willy with an infield single to short. Great wheels. 1st & 2nd with no outs.

14 game hitting streak for Taveras.

Screwball
05-13-2009, 11:16 PM
My goodness Taveras is fast.

OnBaseMachine
05-13-2009, 11:17 PM
Need to get these two runs in.

Caveat Emperor
05-13-2009, 11:17 PM
Two base hits that have traveled a combine 180 feet. ;)

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 11:17 PM
I let Hairston swing away here.

VR
05-13-2009, 11:18 PM
Taveras just getting hosed here

Tom Servo
05-13-2009, 11:18 PM
Reds waste an out.

RedFanAlways1966
05-13-2009, 11:18 PM
I let Hairston swing away here.

Mainly b/c he has not given me much confidence in his ability to get the bunt down... and he bunts into a forceout at 3rd. GRRR!

11larkin11
05-13-2009, 11:18 PM
Horrible bunt by Hairston

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 11:18 PM
I don't like the sac here. 2 on, no outs and he's swinging the bat VERY well....let him hit.

He drops down the bunt back to the pitchers...Cueto out at third. *sigh*

Red in Chicago
05-13-2009, 11:18 PM
A completely wasted out...sigh

OnBaseMachine
05-13-2009, 11:19 PM
Two horrible bunts/bunt attemps by Hairston in the last three days.

Caveat Emperor
05-13-2009, 11:19 PM
I'd have tried the hit and run instead of the bunt there, but that's me.

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 11:19 PM
Come on Jay....knock one in! (or more than one if you feel the need) :O)

VR
05-13-2009, 11:20 PM
Horrible bunt by Hairston

His last at bat being asked to bunt cost the Reds a great chance to win against the Cards, this one not as ugly....but poor result nonetheless.

Kc61
05-13-2009, 11:20 PM
Too soon for the bunt, I agree. No need to do that against rookie pitcher. Let him unravel just by taking some pitches and swinging away.

Only advantage is that Cueto is off the bases.

I really don't like the Reds lineup tonight. I would have caught Hernandez and played Nix at first base. Against this rookie, I'd have at least three lefty batters in there.

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 11:21 PM
The Astros are loving the high mountain air versus the Rockies. 12-3 in the fifth.

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 11:21 PM
Fly ball to center, runners hold. Crud.

Brandon up. 10 game hitting streak going.

Mario-Rijo
05-13-2009, 11:22 PM
Bruce is diving at quite a bit lately.

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 11:23 PM
Bruce is diving at quite a bit lately.

Yep, without much luck though. He's snakebit it seems lately.

Oops, I thought you said DRIVING.

WOOHOO! Phillips with a double to plate 2! 2-1 Reds. 11 game hitting streak for Brandon.

Tom Servo
05-13-2009, 11:23 PM
BP delivers! Two run double!

RedFanAlways1966
05-13-2009, 11:24 PM
BP 2-run double down the RF line!

11larkin11
05-13-2009, 11:24 PM
See what happens when you take the outside pitch to RF Brandon?!?!

Thats when he's at his best

VR
05-13-2009, 11:24 PM
Phillips takes one to right.

The cockles of my heart are warm.

fearofpopvol1
05-13-2009, 11:24 PM
Phillips has been murdering the Dbacks this series.

Mario-Rijo
05-13-2009, 11:24 PM
Nice way to pick us up BP!

Screwball
05-13-2009, 11:24 PM
Diamondbacks must hate Phillips.

OnBaseMachine
05-13-2009, 11:24 PM
Great job by BP.

DoogMinAmo
05-13-2009, 11:25 PM
BP en fuego. I dont know why he was given anything other than breaking balls. But, mistakes like that are why the Dbags are doing so poorly.

Tom Servo
05-13-2009, 11:25 PM
Razor Ramon drives in BP!

fearofpopvol1
05-13-2009, 11:25 PM
Yes, Ramon! RBI Double!

RedFanAlways1966
05-13-2009, 11:25 PM
Ramon follows with an RBI single to RF. 3-1, good guys!

Caveat Emperor
05-13-2009, 11:25 PM
They need to hypnotize BP and convince him he's playing beer-league softball and starting every AB on a 2-2 count.

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 11:25 PM
RBI single from Ramon. 3-1 Reds. Ramon heads to 2nd on the throw.

VR
05-13-2009, 11:26 PM
Ramon serving them to right is so anti-Red for the last 8 years I can hardly believe it.

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 11:26 PM
This is more like it. :O)

Tom Servo
05-13-2009, 11:26 PM
Hey I just noticed that BP has hair again after rocking the shaved look forever.

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 11:26 PM
Rosales grounds out to end the inning. But the damage was done. 3-1 Redlegs after 2 1/2.

RedFanAlways1966
05-13-2009, 11:27 PM
2nd time through a lineup can be a bit tougher for a newbie pitcher.

Kc61
05-13-2009, 11:27 PM
RBI by Hernandez.

Phillips is really playing great lately.

Reds have a chance to win on the west coast with this offense. Not so dependent on home runs, can generate some offense in ballparks of all different dimensions.

Inning ends with DBacks announcers saying what a good team the Reds are. Reds have a "swagger." Who would have thunk it?

VR
05-13-2009, 11:27 PM
By the way....welcome to the big leagues Mr. Augenstein

Chip R
05-13-2009, 11:27 PM
RBI single from Ramon. 3-1 Reds. Ramon heads to 2nd on the throw.


I liked how Brandon slowed up enough going around 3rd to draw a throw so Ramon could go to 2nd.

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 11:28 PM
Phillips all the way up to .270 now. Good sign.

11larkin11
05-13-2009, 11:29 PM
So THATS how we get Ramon to second. He hits singles off the wall, we must have a guy heading home so a throw is drawn ;)

Mario-Rijo
05-13-2009, 11:29 PM
Come on Cueto, stop, drop, shut 'em down open up shop....Oh...No...that's how my Redlegs roll!

:D :beerme:

Tom Servo
05-13-2009, 11:30 PM
Arizona crowd goes crazy for a flyout.

Az Red
05-13-2009, 11:30 PM
The broom closet door is open...

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 11:30 PM
Come on Johnny....don't toy with the pitcher. 0-2 and then sends it full. Pitcher flies out, but still....sit his butt down!

Chip R
05-13-2009, 11:31 PM
They have been making that kid throw a lot of pitches.

OnBaseMachine
05-13-2009, 11:31 PM
Cueto doesn't seem to be as sharp tonight as he has been in his last five starts or so. Hopefully he can hold this lead...

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 11:31 PM
Lopez grounds out to Brandon. 2 down.

The homerun machine Parra up.

Screwball
05-13-2009, 11:31 PM
I really like how Cueto sets up that backdoor slider.

Tom Servo
05-13-2009, 11:31 PM
GREAT play by Hairston and Hernandez!

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 11:31 PM
Parra grounds out to Hairston. Nice play by both Jerry & Ramon. 1-2-3.

dsmith421
05-13-2009, 11:32 PM
Big Cat Hernandez is running the show at first. What a fantastic job.

Screwball
05-13-2009, 11:32 PM
WOW! What a play by Hairston and Hernandez!!

fearofpopvol1
05-13-2009, 11:32 PM
Okay, seriously. Hernandez is named full-time back up 1B for the rest of the year. He looks like a gold glover over there!!!

Red in Chicago
05-13-2009, 11:32 PM
Ramon does the splits to catch that one...great job

11larkin11
05-13-2009, 11:32 PM
ETA on the "Hernandez at first,Votto to LF??" thread?

Mario-Rijo
05-13-2009, 11:32 PM
Wow, Ramon looking like Keith hernandez over there, Hairston doing his best Ozzie Smith.

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 11:32 PM
Cueto at 36 pitches after 3 innings. I wish Edinson would take notes. :O)

Kc61
05-13-2009, 11:33 PM
Didn't some posters say that Hairston is an awful shortstop? He certainly has looked excellent to me, except he does bounce throws a lot. He obviously doesn't have the arm, but he seems to have the range, he doesn't make many errors.

Mario-Rijo
05-13-2009, 11:33 PM
Cueto at 36 pitches after 3 innings. I wish Edinson would take notes. :O)

Or just grow a pair...

thatcoolguy_22
05-13-2009, 11:34 PM
Hernandez seems pretty flexible. He could be on dancing with stars in the offseason

http://ithoughtitwasthetrash.files.wordpress.com/2007/08/061113_dancing_smith_hmed4pwidec.jpg

KoryMac5
05-13-2009, 11:34 PM
This team is playing with a lot of confidence right now. Dusty needs to keep this momentum going and forget about Gonzo.

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 11:34 PM
Dickerson with a lead off bullet of a single. Nice sign for Chris.

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 11:35 PM
Hanigan swings at the first pitch (like Dickerson) and pops out to right. 1 down.

Chip R
05-13-2009, 11:35 PM
Okay, seriously. Hernandez is named full-time back up 1B for the rest of the year. He looks like a gold glover over there!!!


Are there any other candidates? ;)

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 11:35 PM
Okay, now HERE I'd sac bunt. Cueto up and he's a solid bunter.

Kc61
05-13-2009, 11:36 PM
This team is playing with a lot of confidence right now. Dusty needs to keep this momentum going and forget about Gonzo.

Maybe Gonzo should play against lefties, with Hairston moving to LF on those occasions.

thatcoolguy_22
05-13-2009, 11:36 PM
Another example of why sacrifices are retarded!

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 11:36 PM
Okay....what was I saying again? :-(

Bunt into DP for Cueto.

11larkin11
05-13-2009, 11:36 PM
Four pitch inning for that one dude

Mario-Rijo
05-13-2009, 11:36 PM
Okay, now HERE I'd sac bunt. Cueto up and he's a solid bunter.

Ooops, poor execution, DP!

Screwball
05-13-2009, 11:36 PM
This team is playing with a lot of confidence right now. Dusty needs to keep this momentum going and forget about Gonzo.

Yep, I'm not sure Gonzalez even makes that play.

Tom Servo
05-13-2009, 11:37 PM
Went downstairs for two minutes and missed the half inning there.

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 11:37 PM
Maybe Gonzo should play against lefties, with Hairston moving to LF on those occasions.

If we're going to use Hairston as the SS backup...why is Janish here again?

corkedbat
05-13-2009, 11:37 PM
Didn't some posters say that Hairston is an awful shortstop? He certainly has looked excellent to me, except he does bounce throws a lot. He obviously doesn't have the arm, but he seems to have the range, he doesn't make many errors.

"And just what do you have against bounced throws?' - Davey Concepcion

:D

OnBaseMachine
05-13-2009, 11:37 PM
So much for making Augenstein work. That was a four or five pitch inning.

11larkin11
05-13-2009, 11:37 PM
I'm guessing Hairston becomes the full time LF when Gonzo comes back

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 11:38 PM
"And just what do you have against bounced throws?' - Davey Concepcion

:D

LOL. Classic. :O)

OnBaseMachine
05-13-2009, 11:38 PM
I'm guessing Hairston becomes the full time LF when Gonzo comes back

I hope not. Nix needs to play vs RHP. I'd be looking for a better bat to platoon vs LHP in LF.

Screwball
05-13-2009, 11:39 PM
I'm guessing Hairston becomes the full time LF when Gonzo comes back

I wonder if there's any truth to the theory that he does better at the plate while playing the infield.

AmarilloRed
05-13-2009, 11:40 PM
How many options does Chris Dickerson have left?

Tom Servo
05-13-2009, 11:40 PM
Cuteo blows Upton away with the fastball.

Mario-Rijo
05-13-2009, 11:40 PM
I hope not. Nix needs to play vs RHP. I'd be looking for a better bat to platoon vs LHP in LF.

Matt Murton is rotting away on the Rockies bench, he's getting about 2 PA's a week.

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 11:40 PM
Upton strikesout. 1 down. Threw that one right past him.

CTA513
05-13-2009, 11:40 PM
If we're going to use Hairston as the SS backup...why is Janish here again?

To pitch in blowouts.

:p:

Caveat Emperor
05-13-2009, 11:41 PM
How many options does Chris Dickerson have left?

I like the kid, but I'd say "dwindling" is the right answer, at this point.

Screwball
05-13-2009, 11:41 PM
Watching Cueto dial up his heater every now and then as the game goes on is remarkably fun.

Tom Servo
05-13-2009, 11:41 PM
Two straight K's. Cueto's cooking.

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 11:41 PM
Another K. Cueto ratcheting up the heat!

Mario-Rijo
05-13-2009, 11:42 PM
I wonder if there's any truth to the theory that he does better at the plate while playing the infield.

I think so. He didn't get hot this year until he started playing SS.

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 11:42 PM
To pitch in blowouts.

:p:

Oh yeah. My bad.

RedFanAlways1966
05-13-2009, 11:42 PM
If we're going to use Hairston as the SS backup...why is Janish here again?

BTW one year ago today... Janish gets called up to the bigs (Keppinger DL for knee). The next night he wins the game in the 10th inning (vs. Marlins) with a 2-out single that scores pinch-runner Johnny Cueto.

CTA513
05-13-2009, 11:42 PM
Cueto throwing some gas this inning

VR
05-13-2009, 11:43 PM
Just a nnnnnasty fastball to strike out Drew.

Back to Dickerson....why not steal on a guy who throws out 25% of baserunners for his career?

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 11:43 PM
Byrnes grounds out to Cueto. Another 1-2-3 inning. Oh yeah, Cueto's rollin'. 3-1 Reds after 4.

49 pitches for Johnny after 4. He keeps this up he could snag a CG. :O)

Caveat Emperor
05-13-2009, 11:43 PM
Two straight K's. Cueto's cooking.

As BCubb observed so well -- this is the kind of pitching I'm used to seeing AGAINST the Reds.

Mario-Rijo
05-13-2009, 11:44 PM
Just a nnnnnasty fastball to strike out Drew.

Back to Dickerson....why not steal on a guy who throws out 25% of baserunners for his career?

Dusty trying to be more sabermetrically inclined. :confused: ;)

Chip R
05-13-2009, 11:45 PM
Back to Dickerson....why not steal on a guy who throws out 25% of baserunners for his career?


Didn't Hanigan hit the first pitch?

OnBaseMachine
05-13-2009, 11:46 PM
Taveras should be on second base.

11larkin11
05-13-2009, 11:46 PM
Taveras slow to first or would have two. He just wants a steal ;)

Chip R
05-13-2009, 11:46 PM
Taveras should be on second base.


He should also be light about $100.

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 11:46 PM
I just giggle everytime I see Taveras come to the plate lately. Bloops a hit to center. He's now hitting .322. Willy....322! :O)

Screwball
05-13-2009, 11:46 PM
Taveras should be on second base.

He better steal it to make up for jogging to 1st.

Caveat Emperor
05-13-2009, 11:47 PM
Lucky break there -- time to break this thing wide open.

Screwball
05-13-2009, 11:47 PM
Wow, ginormous error on Augenstein.

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 11:47 PM
E1. Grounds back to the pitcher and he tosses it into CF. 1st & 3rd.

Tom Servo
05-13-2009, 11:47 PM
Hairston hits an easy DP ball to Augenstein but he throws it away.


Are we SURE the Diamondbacks and Reds aren't wearing each other uniforms?

OnBaseMachine
05-13-2009, 11:47 PM
Throwing error! First and third with nobody out and Bruce up. Add on please!

RedFanAlways1966
05-13-2009, 11:47 PM
Time to open the floodgates on the rook.

CTA513
05-13-2009, 11:48 PM
The Diamondbacks keep showing everyone why they are 13-21

OnBaseMachine
05-13-2009, 11:48 PM
Rough series for Bruce. Groundout. Runners have to hold.

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 11:48 PM
Come on Jay. Break out of it.

Soft grounder to first. Bruce out. 2nd & 3rd with one out. Phillips up.

Tom Servo
05-13-2009, 11:48 PM
Looks like Brucey needs a day off.

KoryMac5
05-13-2009, 11:49 PM
Dusty needs to take a bite out of his one and two hitters. No excuse for not running out ground balls.

Kc61
05-13-2009, 11:49 PM
I hope not. Nix needs to play vs RHP. I'd be looking for a better bat to platoon vs LHP in LF.

Don't know if you've been focused on Hairston, but his bat has been pretty darn good lately. So much so that I would hate for him to be out of the lineup. And he's not a defensive liability, like some other possibly righty outfielders.

Having said that, with this team, the best place for Hairston is shortstop. I just don't see Gonzalez making the same kind of offensive contribution and Hairston has acquitted himself well defensively at short.

Screwball
05-13-2009, 11:49 PM
Bruce has a case of the struggs tonight... and the whole series for that matter.

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 11:49 PM
IBB to Brandon. That's something we wouldn't have seen 2 weeks ago.

But they WANT to pitch to Ramon? Not sure I agree with THAT strategy. :O)

Tom Servo
05-13-2009, 11:49 PM
Bases loaded for Da Bad Guy is perfectly fine with me.

Chip R
05-13-2009, 11:49 PM
Looks like Brucey needs a day off.


I wouldn't put too much stock into what Welch is saying.

Caveat Emperor
05-13-2009, 11:49 PM
Looks like Brucey needs a day off.

Thom and Chris saying the same thing -- he's pushing at the plate right now, IMO. Doesn't seem comfortable waiting for his pitch.

11larkin11
05-13-2009, 11:49 PM
Never thought I'd see a RHP IBB Brandon early to middle of a game.

toledodan
05-13-2009, 11:50 PM
Dusty needs to take a bite out of his one and two hitters. No excuse for not running out ground balls.


arizona anouncers agree!

KoryMac5
05-13-2009, 11:50 PM
Bruce looks tight at the plate he needs to loosen up a bit.

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 11:51 PM
Ramon grounds into a DP. Crud. 3-1 Reds middle of 5.

Caveat Emperor
05-13-2009, 11:51 PM
Bruce looks tight at the plate he needs to loosen up a bit.

He looks like he's gotten it in his head that he's going to see nothing but breaking balls low-and-away during his ABs -- he's pushing whenever he sees a pitch that isn't falling away from him.

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 11:52 PM
Bruce looks tight at the plate he needs to loosen up a bit.

He had a streak of bad luck last week when he was pounding the ball...but right at people...now he seems to be trying to force it to happen. Tough luck...he'll snap out of it though.

OnBaseMachine
05-13-2009, 11:52 PM
Horrible. First and third and nobody out and bases loaded and one out with the meat of the order up and they don't score. Unbelievable. This should be a blowout.

Kc61
05-13-2009, 11:52 PM
Dusty needs to take a bite out of his one and two hitters. No excuse for not running out ground balls.

How about taking a bite out of his third and fourth hitters. The one and two guys were first and third with no out.

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 11:53 PM
11 in a row sat down by Cueto.

Chip R
05-13-2009, 11:54 PM
Horrible. First and third and nobody out and bases loaded and one out with the meat of the order up and they don't score. Unbelievable. This should be a blowout.


Easy, Tiger.

Kc61
05-13-2009, 11:54 PM
Horrible. First and third and nobody out and bases loaded and one out with the meat of the order up and they don't score. Unbelievable. This should be a blowout.

No Votto had its impact.

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 11:55 PM
Make that 12! Ground out to Phillips. 1 down.

1999 was the last time we swept a 3 game series here. 10 years. Good lord.

Screwball
05-13-2009, 11:55 PM
Hitters just don't have a chance when Cueto throws the slider while they're looking for his 94 mph heat.

VR
05-13-2009, 11:55 PM
Looks like Brucey needs a day off.

Yep, there's no way I'd let him play tomorrow. Take it off and come in Friday fresh. Don't even let him PH.

Tony Cloninger
05-13-2009, 11:55 PM
What a lazy.....looking inning that was. Are they tired? Did they get what Votto has?

Do they think they can just go through the motions. Vesides the half you know what way of running out the basehit and groundball..by Taveras and JHJ, 2 guys who should know better.....you have Bruce swinging at ball 2 and looked lazy doing it.

Sure...you guys are so great now all you have to do is show up and you will win. Maybe losing this game will knock some sense into them.

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 11:56 PM
Cueto walks Tracy on 4 straight.

Screwball
05-13-2009, 11:56 PM
Yep, there's no way I'd let him play tomorrow. Take it off and come in Friday fresh. Don't even let him PH.

I wouldn't either. Mostly 'cuz they're not playing. :D

VR
05-13-2009, 11:58 PM
I wouldn't either. Mostly 'cuz they're not playing. :D

:)

Tony Cloninger
05-13-2009, 11:58 PM
I don't blame OBM....that was horrible. I do not know why i am this mad but to do this against this rookie pitcher who is not throwing strikes to either Bruce or ramon.....good teams blow this guy out. They think they are better than they are.

Chip R
05-13-2009, 11:59 PM
What a lazy.....looking inning that was. Are they tired? Did they get what Votto has?

Do they think they can just go through the motions. Vesides the half you know what way of running out the basehit and groundball..by Taveras and JHJ, 2 guys who should know better.....you have Bruce swinging at ball 2 and looked lazy doing it.

Sure...you guys are so great now all you have to do is show up and you will win. Maybe losing this game will knock some sense into them.


I'd shoot them. Obviously they aren't trying. Lighten up, Francis.

Tom Servo
05-13-2009, 11:59 PM
A bit questionable of a call but I'll take it.

_Sir_Charles_
05-13-2009, 11:59 PM
KKK

Screwball
05-14-2009, 12:00 AM
Good to see Cueto get that called strike on the inside black of the plate as well.

_Sir_Charles_
05-14-2009, 12:01 AM
KKKK

69 pitches through 5. 1 hit, 1 run, 2 bb, 4 k's, 1 hr. Not too shabby.

RichRed
05-14-2009, 12:01 AM
KKK

Umm, maybe there's a better way to say that.

Tom Servo
05-14-2009, 12:01 AM
KKK
:eek:

RichRed
05-14-2009, 12:01 AM
KKKK

That's better. :)

VR
05-14-2009, 12:01 AM
Johnny is going to need some Irish Spring after this game. Dude is fil-thy.

Tony Cloninger
05-14-2009, 12:01 AM
How is the team's execution? I am in favor of it. ;)


And don't call me Francis.

fearofpopvol1
05-14-2009, 12:01 AM
Cueto is definitely not at his sharpest tonight...but he's still mowing down the Dbacks.

_Sir_Charles_
05-14-2009, 12:02 AM
Umm, maybe there's a better way to say that.

oops. LOL. sorry. :O)

Chip R
05-14-2009, 12:04 AM
They took out a beer garden? :eek: No wonder they suck.

Screwball
05-14-2009, 12:04 AM
So far we've had cockles, ******s, Dusty biting and Ku Klux Klan references.

Best. Game thread. Ever. :thumbup:

_Sir_Charles_
05-14-2009, 12:04 AM
Rosales strikes out...pretty bad AB there. That pitch was a good 18 inches outside.

_Sir_Charles_
05-14-2009, 12:05 AM
I gotta agree with Marty on that one. Despite being down 3-1, this kid's looked pretty darned good.

_Sir_Charles_
05-14-2009, 12:06 AM
Dickerson grounds out to first. 2 down.

Tom Servo
05-14-2009, 12:06 AM
Ridiculously quick inning.

_Sir_Charles_
05-14-2009, 12:06 AM
Hanigan grounds out to short. Quick 1-2-3 there from Augenstein. 9 pitches. He's had a few of those innings tonight.

VR
05-14-2009, 12:06 AM
Ryan Hanigan in a big hurry to go back out and catch Cueto every ab tonight.

Screwball
05-14-2009, 12:07 AM
Augenstein with 80 pitches through 6. We're stuck with him for another inning at least.

OnBaseMachine
05-14-2009, 12:08 AM
I gotta agree with Marty on that one. Despite being down 3-1, this kid's looked pretty darned good.

I disagree. A better offense has five or six runs by now. The Reds really let him off the hook in the fifth inning.

_Sir_Charles_
05-14-2009, 12:09 AM
8-6 Brewers in the 8th
6-3 Cubs in the 8th
15-6 Astros in the 7th

And Cueto quickly sits down Lopez with a ground out to Phillips. 1 down.

Red in Chicago
05-14-2009, 12:09 AM
It's very satisfying keeping Lopez off the bases.

Screwball
05-14-2009, 12:09 AM
Cueto's certainly got FeLo's number. Lopez has grounded out Cueto's slider to 2nd every time up.

_Sir_Charles_
05-14-2009, 12:10 AM
I disagree. A better offense has five or six runs by now. The Reds really let him off the hook in the fifth inning.

I'm not saying we shouldn't have scored more off him. I'm saying that he's got nice stuff. Really good movement and for a MLB debut...he's looking pretty darned good. Considering some of the MLB debut's I've seen. Most of the hits we've gotten off him have been soft bloops or IF hits. Not many hard hit balls off him.

Tom Servo
05-14-2009, 12:12 AM
Cueto's just like a groundball machine tonight.

_Sir_Charles_
05-14-2009, 12:12 AM
Parra grounds out to Brandon. 2 down. Kid worked the count pretty well in that AB.

Tony Cloninger
05-14-2009, 12:12 AM
A more patient team....and i thought this team was doing better at that....would have had this guy done by the 4th or 5th. They lay off those almost strikes....they do not flail away at some of that stuff.

_Sir_Charles_
05-14-2009, 12:13 AM
Upton with a linedrive to right center for a double.

Tom Servo
05-14-2009, 12:14 AM
Argh. Too much Cueto praise must have jinxed it.

Matt700wlw
05-14-2009, 12:14 AM
Let's not forget, Cueto is only 22.

_Sir_Charles_
05-14-2009, 12:14 AM
Single to center scores Upton. Drew heads to second on the throw. No way we should've gone for Upton there. 3-2 Reds.

DoogMinAmo
05-14-2009, 12:15 AM
That first pitch to Drew on Gameday was down the middle of the plate. :confused:

fearofpopvol1
05-14-2009, 12:15 AM
Time to get the bullpen warming. But I'm sure Dusty hasn't (nor won't) consider doing it until the Dbacks score more runs.

OnBaseMachine
05-14-2009, 12:15 AM
How big is that missed opportunity in the fifth inning looking now?

Screwball
05-14-2009, 12:15 AM
Let's not forget, Cueto is only 22.

23.

Matt700wlw
05-14-2009, 12:16 AM
Come on JC...

Mario-Rijo
05-14-2009, 12:16 AM
That first pitch to Drew on Gameday was down the middle of the plate. :confused:

IDK why it was on the outside corner.

Tom Servo
05-14-2009, 12:16 AM
Inning over, hooray.

Screwball
05-14-2009, 12:17 AM
Shew, thank Goodness that liner was right at Taveras.

Caveat Emperor
05-14-2009, 12:17 AM
Poor execution by Cueto there -- there's only two guys in this lineup that can beat you, and they both got meatballs up in the zone.

Limited the damage to 1 run, but it's inexcusable to pitch that way to Drew and Upton when the rest of the lineup is so terrible.

Matt700wlw
05-14-2009, 12:17 AM
23.

I wish I was 23 :D

TRF
05-14-2009, 12:17 AM
Think Dusty PH's for Cueto?

_Sir_Charles_
05-14-2009, 12:17 AM
Byrnes lines out sharply to Taveras in center to end the inning. Darn. I was wanting another 1 run outing from Cueto. Hard to complain though. 3-2 Reds after 6. Cueto at 85 pitches

redsfaninbsg
05-14-2009, 12:18 AM
Do you let Cueto hit?

KoryMac5
05-14-2009, 12:18 AM
Grace calling Cueto's fake tag Bush league.

PuffyPig
05-14-2009, 12:18 AM
I disagree. A better offense has five or six runs by now. The Reds really let him off the hook in the fifth inning.

Of course a better offense has more runs, that's why they are a better offense.

You don't always score when you have first and third and no one out. Last night the Backs had first and third, no one out; and runner on second no one out.


None of those runners scored.

And we won the game because of it.

If we suceeded in those situations all the time, we would be the best team in the league. We likely aren't.

_Sir_Charles_
05-14-2009, 12:19 AM
No way I PH for Cueto yet. He's only at 85 pitches and he's only allowed 3 freaking hits. No CHANCE I pull him yet.

And with that...Cueto's hitting.

Kc61
05-14-2009, 12:20 AM
Of course a better offense has more runs, that's why they are a better offense.

You don't always score when you have first and third and no one out. Last night the Backs had first and third, no one out; and runner on second no one out.



None of those runners scored.

And we won the game because of it.

If we suceeded in those situations all the time, we would be the best team in the league. We likely aren't.Number three and four hitters up, first and third no out, rookie pitcher in his sixth inning of work. Reds should have scored.

Mario-Rijo
05-14-2009, 12:20 AM
Grace calling Cueto's fake tag Bush league.

Did I miss something?

Oh NM, Grace crying cause his team blows.

_Sir_Charles_
05-14-2009, 12:20 AM
Oh man, that was close. Cueto almost with another IF hit. 1 down.