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Red in Chicago
05-15-2009, 08:28 PM
per fay:

Reds vs. Padres:

Willy Taveras cf
Jerry Hairston Jr. 3b
Joey Votto 1b
Brandon Phillips 2b
Jay Bruce rf
Ramon Hernandez c
Laynce Nix lf
Alex Gonzalez ss
Aaron Harang p


vs. RH Kevin Correia

Two other notes:

--I saw Votto on my way in to Petco. He said he's not quite 100 percent but he was good enough to play.

--The starters for the Philly series are listed as Johnny Cueto, Micah Owings and Aaron Harang. Owings was before Cueto in the rotation. Looks like they'll flip-flop them to keep Cueto on his turn.

LvJ
05-15-2009, 10:58 PM
Wow, 55K from Aaron Harang for that field. That's awesome.

Chip R
05-15-2009, 11:09 PM
Tavaras pops up to the catcher.

OnBaseMachine
05-15-2009, 11:10 PM
Easy 1-2-3 first inning for Correia.

Chip R
05-15-2009, 11:11 PM
Hairston lines to LF and Votto does the same to RF.

VR
05-15-2009, 11:12 PM
Hoping Harang only goes 6 or 7 tonight, so he can pitch out of the bullpen Saturday and Sunday....

OnBaseMachine
05-15-2009, 11:14 PM
Giles grounded out to Phillips on a 1-0 pitch.

Eckstein lined out to Hairston on 1-1.

Chip R
05-15-2009, 11:16 PM
Hoping Harang only goes 6 or 7 tonight, so he can pitch out of the bullpen Saturday and Sunday....


Dusty, you're not supposed to be managing and posting at the same time.

Reds Fanatic
05-15-2009, 11:16 PM
Gonzalez homers. His 5th straight game with a HR.

OnBaseMachine
05-15-2009, 11:16 PM
Gonzalez homers. Jeez. Why even give him anything good to hit.

Red in Chicago
05-15-2009, 11:16 PM
Gonzo (the wrong one) crushed that ball...sigh

Chip R
05-15-2009, 11:17 PM
Aaron hung that baby

OnBaseMachine
05-15-2009, 11:20 PM
Anyone else have a crappy feeling about this series? Looking at the pitching matchups, the Reds should win 2 of 3 but... I was confident the Reds were going to win the Arizona series but I don't feel very good about this series. Hope I'm wrong.

Reds Fanatic
05-15-2009, 11:21 PM
Phillips singles to left but is thrown out at 2nd.

VR
05-15-2009, 11:21 PM
Boy, Gonzos HR totals the last 3 years are nowhere near what he did coming up.....and in a pitchers park.

It's like he's gotten really strong the last few years.

OnBaseMachine
05-15-2009, 11:21 PM
Awful baserunning by Phillips. He singles to center and then gets thrown out by 10 feet at second base. Sheesh.

VR
05-15-2009, 11:22 PM
Anyone else have a crappy feeling about this series? Looking at the pitching matchups, the Reds should win 2 of 3...I was confident the Reds were going to win the Arizona series but I don't feel as confident about this series.

I have a fantastic feeling about this series. Fantastic.

Reds Fanatic
05-15-2009, 11:22 PM
Bruce flies out to left on the first pitch.

Reds Fanatic
05-15-2009, 11:24 PM
Hernandez pops out to 3rd. 1-0 Padres mid 2nd.

OnBaseMachine
05-15-2009, 11:24 PM
Kevin Correia (5.34 ERA) has thrown 19 pitches in two innings.

Chip R
05-15-2009, 11:25 PM
Awful baserunning by Phillips. He singles to center and then gets thrown out by 10 feet at second base. Sheesh.


I thought it was a good play.

KoryMac5
05-15-2009, 11:26 PM
Awful baserunning by Phillips. He singles to center and then gets thrown out by 10 feet at second base. Sheesh.

I disagree here I like Brandon being aggressive in that situation especially with Gerut bobbling the ball. Gerut recovered nicely and made a good throw to beat him to the bag. Being aggressive on the basepaths usually leads to good things down the road.

VR
05-15-2009, 11:26 PM
I thought it was a good play.

Can't fault him.....he must have delayed quite a bit before making up his mind to go. But a great recovery and perfect throw to get him.

Reds Fanatic
05-15-2009, 11:27 PM
Gerut pops out to 2nd.

Reds Fanatic
05-15-2009, 11:29 PM
Kouzmanoff singles to center.

Screwball
05-15-2009, 11:29 PM
Both Padre hits have come on hanging sliders.

OnBaseMachine
05-15-2009, 11:30 PM
Where was that 0-2 pitch to Hundley? That pitch was right on the corner. Should have been strike three. Instead he doubles.

Reds Fanatic
05-15-2009, 11:31 PM
Hundley lines a double to the wall in left. 2nd and 3rd.

Screwball
05-15-2009, 11:31 PM
Make that all 3 hits.

Blitz Dorsey
05-15-2009, 11:32 PM
You can already tell the home plate umpire has no clue what he's doing. Harang had a strikeout and the ump just stood there like he was blind. Then Harang gives up a double on the very next pitch. What a joke.

KoryMac5
05-15-2009, 11:32 PM
Harang not looking sharp in the early going.

Reds Fanatic
05-15-2009, 11:33 PM
Burke walks. Harang struggling against the weak Padres lineup. Bases loaded for the pitcher.

Blitz Dorsey
05-15-2009, 11:33 PM
This is why one day they need to go to automated strike zones. Too many umpires are absolute jokes when it comes to their strike zones. Inconsistent, not adhering to the rulebook, etc.

CTA513
05-15-2009, 11:34 PM
Pitch count already at 30 for Harang

OnBaseMachine
05-15-2009, 11:34 PM
Where does Harang have to throw the ball to get a called strike?

Reds Fanatic
05-15-2009, 11:34 PM
Now behind 2-0 to Correia

Blitz Dorsey
05-15-2009, 11:34 PM
Harang's beard is terrible. Just wanted to throw that in.

Blitz Dorsey
05-15-2009, 11:35 PM
Throw it underhand here. Just get a strike.

Blitz Dorsey
05-15-2009, 11:36 PM
Maybe a little bit of a makeup call there. Possibly low. We'll take it though.

VR
05-15-2009, 11:36 PM
bonus call for strike 3....nice

Reds Fanatic
05-15-2009, 11:36 PM
Correia strikes out looking and that pitch was marginal.

OnBaseMachine
05-15-2009, 11:36 PM
That ball was low but he called it a strike. The pitch on Hundley was right on the corner and called a ball. Bad, bad strikezone tonight.

thatcoolguy_22
05-15-2009, 11:36 PM
Harang is really battling with his command right now. Hanging breaking pitches and struggling with fastball location. He did get a gimme strike 3 on the pitcher with the bases loaded though... :)

KoryMac5
05-15-2009, 11:36 PM
Umpires gave one to Harang there.

Blitz Dorsey
05-15-2009, 11:37 PM
As bad as Harang is with his control, the umpire is 100 times worse with his calls.

Blitz Dorsey
05-15-2009, 11:38 PM
Harang is really battling with his command right now. Hanging breaking pitches and struggling with fastball location. He did get a gimme strike 3 on the pitcher with the bases loaded though... :)

Well, the bases never would have been loaded if they called the obvious strike three on Hundley.

Screwball
05-15-2009, 11:38 PM
Harang with all fastballs to Giles (except for 1 slider to keep him honest).

Blitz Dorsey
05-15-2009, 11:38 PM
Wheeeew!

Reds Fanatic
05-15-2009, 11:39 PM
Wow. Hairston almost lost that ball but catches it. 1-0 Padres after 2.

CTA513
05-15-2009, 11:39 PM
Lots of pitches but he found a way to get out of without giving up a run.

VR
05-15-2009, 11:39 PM
That could have been very very ugly.

Harang needs to be pretty pitch efficient the next couple of innings....he doesn't have his best stuff so far.

thatcoolguy_22
05-15-2009, 11:39 PM
haha hairston's glove just might be the answer at SS or 3B... ;)

Red in Chicago
05-15-2009, 11:39 PM
padreszone just exploded:D

Reds Fanatic
05-15-2009, 11:40 PM
That ball was low but he called it a strike. The pitch on Hundley was right on the corner and called a ball. Bad, bad strikezone tonight.
This ump may be one of the worst we have seen all year. Through 2 innings I have no clue what he considers a strike.

thatcoolguy_22
05-15-2009, 11:41 PM
Well, the bases never would have been loaded if they called the obvious strike three on Hundley.

i call shenanigans! ehhh you're probably right


Top 3rd 1-0 padres

Screwball
05-15-2009, 11:41 PM
Reds are up there a-hackin' at the first offereing from Correia.

Reds Fanatic
05-15-2009, 11:42 PM
Nix strikes out swinging.

membengal
05-15-2009, 11:42 PM
Cards/Brewers rained out.

Reds Fanatic
05-15-2009, 11:42 PM
Cards/Brewers rained out.If the Reds can win tonight would be a 3 way tie for first again.

Red in Chicago
05-15-2009, 11:43 PM
who's the annoying chubby kid in the booth?

Reds Fanatic
05-15-2009, 11:44 PM
Gonzalez flies out to center. 2 outs.

Screwball
05-15-2009, 11:44 PM
who's the annoying chubby kid in the booth?

His pbp makes me yearn for the Cowboy.

Reds Fanatic
05-15-2009, 11:45 PM
Harang grounds out to short. 1-0 Padres mid 3rd.

LvJ
05-15-2009, 11:46 PM
Hahaha, what was that PBP

LvJ
05-15-2009, 11:46 PM
"Give them the score!"

"I don't really have that many..."

"...."

VR
05-15-2009, 11:46 PM
Perhaps the Reds are trying to catch the 9PM flight tonight instead of Sunday.

Screwball
05-15-2009, 11:46 PM
"Give them the score!"

"I don't really have that many..."

"...."

:laugh:

OnBaseMachine
05-15-2009, 11:47 PM
who's the annoying chubby kid in the booth?

Thom: Give the audience the score as we go to commercial break.

Kid: I don't really have many.

What? Thom had a puzzled look on his face.

Red in Chicago
05-15-2009, 11:48 PM
"Give them the score!"

"I don't really have that many..."

"...."

i had to rewind the dvr to make sure i heard that right...what a goof...

Reds Fanatic
05-15-2009, 11:48 PM
Eckstein pops out to 3rd. 1 out.

Reds Fanatic
05-15-2009, 11:50 PM
Gonzalez strikes out swinging. 2 outs.

OnBaseMachine
05-15-2009, 11:51 PM
Much, much better inning for Harang.

Reds Fanatic
05-15-2009, 11:51 PM
Hairston strikes out swinging. We are rolling through this game. 3 innings in 45 minutes. 1-0 Padres after 3.

Screwball
05-15-2009, 11:51 PM
Ruh roh - Harang found his control.

Reds Fanatic
05-15-2009, 11:55 PM
Taveras pops out to 1st.

OnBaseMachine
05-15-2009, 11:55 PM
Taveras pops out to 1st.

On a 3-1 pitch. Come on Willy, take a pitch. We need baserunners.

Screwball
05-15-2009, 11:55 PM
Correia grooved a 3-1 fastball to Taveras, but he could only pop it up.

To be clear, I have no problem with Willy swinging there. That pitch was right down the middle.

VR
05-15-2009, 11:56 PM
Correia grooved a 3-1 fastball to Taveras, but he could only pop it up.

We don't need our leadoff dude hitting popups.

Reds Fanatic
05-15-2009, 11:57 PM
Hairston strikes out swinging. 2 outs.

Screwball
05-15-2009, 11:58 PM
We don't need our leadoff dude hitting popups.

Or any dude for that matter. ;)

Reds Fanatic
05-15-2009, 11:58 PM
Check swing ground out to 2nd by Votto. 1-0 Padres mid 4th.

OnBaseMachine
05-15-2009, 11:59 PM
It looks like the Reds April offense has returned. Kevin friggin' Correia has faced the minimum through four innings.

Reds Fanatic
05-15-2009, 11:59 PM
Correia is through 4 on only 42 pitches.

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 12:02 AM
Gerut strikes out swinging. 3 straight Ks for Harang.

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 12:04 AM
Kouzmanoff strikes out swinging. 4 straight Ks.

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 12:04 AM
Hundley flies out to center. 1-0 Padres after 4.

VR
05-16-2009, 12:06 AM
VVVery nice inning from Harang.

Had your chance Pads.....Amish Aaron is a dealin.

http://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/3/3/8/2/2/MTS2_necrodog_557500_amish-beard.jpg

Screwball
05-16-2009, 12:07 AM
Apparently this game is puttin' fans to sleep.

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 12:08 AM
Phillips flies out to right. 1 out.

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 12:10 AM
Bruce flies out to center. 2 outs.

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 12:12 AM
Hernandez doubles to the wall in center.

OnBaseMachine
05-16-2009, 12:14 AM
Smart move by the Padres. They walked Nix to get to Gonzalez.

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 12:14 AM
After the count goes to 3-1 they intentionally walk Nix. 1st and 2nd.

CarolinaRedleg
05-16-2009, 12:15 AM
Can't blame them at all for that.

Now would be a good time for the blind squirrel to find a nut.

OnBaseMachine
05-16-2009, 12:17 AM
Giles loses the ball in the lights! 2-1 Reds! Huge break there.

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 12:17 AM
Gonzalez lines the ball off Giles. Giles loses in the lights and 2 runs score. 2-1 Reds!!

Red in Chicago
05-16-2009, 12:17 AM
What a lucky break...thanks for losing that ball in the lights BG:beerme:

Blitz Dorsey
05-16-2009, 12:17 AM
I always loved that 'ol steroid-abusing Brian Giles!

CTA513
05-16-2009, 12:18 AM
Gonzalez is lucky

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 12:18 AM
They are scoring that as a double for Gonzalez.

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 12:19 AM
Harang grounds out to 2nd. 2-1 Reds mid 5th.

CarolinaRedleg
05-16-2009, 12:19 AM
2-1 Reds!

Or as Harang calls it, "All the run support I usually get."

Blitz Dorsey
05-16-2009, 12:20 AM
LOL! A double??? Hahahahah!

Blitz Dorsey
05-16-2009, 12:20 AM
I've seen Little League moms that are more strict with their scoring than MLB official scorers.

Blitz Dorsey
05-16-2009, 12:22 AM
The later it gets in the game, the more this ump is calling the corner for Harang.

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 12:23 AM
Burke flies out to center. 1 out.

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 12:25 AM
Correia walks. I thought the 2-2 pitch looked good.

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 12:27 AM
Giles flies out to center. 2 outs.

Screwball
05-16-2009, 12:28 AM
Giles with a .470 OPS on the year. Ouch.

Screwball
05-16-2009, 12:29 AM
And Eckstein's at .647. I can't imagine why their offense is struggling...

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 12:29 AM
Eckstein flies out to right. 2-1 Reds after 5.

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 12:29 AM
85 pitches through 5 for Harang.

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 12:32 AM
Taveras strikes out looking. 1 out.

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 12:33 AM
Hairston grounds out to 3rd. 2 outs.

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 12:35 AM
Votto homers to left center. 3-1 Reds!!

membengal
05-16-2009, 12:35 AM
That helps.

Screwball
05-16-2009, 12:35 AM
Votto knew it as soon as it left the bat.

What a beast.

VR
05-16-2009, 12:35 AM
Giles with a .470 OPS on the year. Ouch.

We think Griff was given to much of the home town special treatment....Giles even being in this lineup is questionable.

Blitz Dorsey
05-16-2009, 12:36 AM
Joey Votto, he perty good!

membengal
05-16-2009, 12:36 AM
85 pitches through 5 for Harang.

Yeah, hard night for him as he battles the ump and his own control in spots. Good news is the bullpen should be uber-rested and set up for the weekend, particularly with another off-day on Monday dead ahead.

Kc61
05-16-2009, 12:37 AM
In that ballpark, that was quite a clout by Votto to left center.

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 12:37 AM
Phillips grounds out to short. 3-1 Reds mid 6th.

VR
05-16-2009, 12:38 AM
I imagine there aren't that many to left center/ center by lefties at Petco

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 12:40 AM
Gonzalez grounds out to 2nd. 1 out.

WVRedsFan
05-16-2009, 12:40 AM
Glad Joey's back and also glad that Alex had success last inning. Nothing like confidence to improve things. Their pitcher is either pitching very well or we'e not being patient enough in picking pitches. No matter. 3-1 probably won't be good enough, but so far so good.

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 12:42 AM
Hairston chases a high fastball. 6 Ks for Harang. 2 outs.

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 12:42 AM
Gerut lines a single to center.

Screwball
05-16-2009, 12:42 AM
Welsh: "When Harang comes home to San Diego, he gets to sleep in his own bed."

Um, just where exactly is he sleeping in Cincinnati?

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 12:44 AM
Kouzmanoff doubles to right. Phillips throw was up the line or they probably would have had the runner at home. 3-2 Reds.

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 12:44 AM
Hundley flies out to center. 3-2 Reds after 6.

OnBaseMachine
05-16-2009, 12:45 AM
Come on Harang. He got the two hard guys out and then gave up back to back hits to the scrubs. 3-2 Reds now.

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 12:46 AM
That is 97 pitches for Harang. I am sure he will be out there for the 7th but they should have the bullpen ready to go.

alloverjr
05-16-2009, 12:46 AM
Kouzmanoff doubles to right. Phillips throw was up the line or they probably would have had the runner at home. 3-2 Reds.

Actually that throw was darn near perfect. I think Ramon was afraid of contact and came up the field too much. If he receives that ball closer to the plate he's out.

VR
05-16-2009, 12:46 AM
Gerut was running....and they still could have gotten him easily if Phillips throw was a bit closer.
He turned and got rid of it very very quickly, so can't fault him.

Oh well, good guys still ahead.

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 12:47 AM
Bruce flies out to left.
Bruce now hitting .214 the month of May.

Screwball
05-16-2009, 12:48 AM
Phillips throw was up the line or they probably would have had the runner at home. 3-2 Reds.

Yep. Strong throw but just a little off target.

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 12:49 AM
Hernandez lines out to center.

VR
05-16-2009, 12:49 AM
Actually that throw was darn near perfect. I think Ramon was afraid of contact and came up the field too much. If he receives that ball closer to the plate he's out.

nahh....it was 6 ft up the line

VR
05-16-2009, 12:52 AM
Nix with a smash for a double.

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 12:52 AM
Great AB by Nix. Nix doubles to left center. 9 pitch AB.

OnBaseMachine
05-16-2009, 12:52 AM
Laynce Nix is a doubles machine. Great atbat there. Nine pitch atbat.

WVRedsFan
05-16-2009, 12:53 AM
Nix just proves why he needs to play everytime a right hander is on the mound.

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 12:53 AM
Intentional walk to Gonzalez.

VR
05-16-2009, 12:54 AM
Laynce Nix is a doubles machine. Great atbat there. Nine pitch atbat.

yes...I liked him hanging in there and then hitting pitch #9 on the screws. Many he hit that ball hard the other way.

WVRedsFan
05-16-2009, 12:54 AM
Now they walk Alex to get to Harang. Good move. I notice we hardly ever do this and I wonder why.

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 12:54 AM
Harang is staying in to hit.

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 12:54 AM
Harang grounds into a 6-4 FC. 3-2 Reds mid 7th.

VR
05-16-2009, 12:55 AM
Going to the 7th....what are the thoughts on order of relievers tonight?

OnBaseMachine
05-16-2009, 12:55 AM
The Reds have made Kevin Correia look a lot better than he is. Thank goodness Brian Giles lost that ball in the lights.

Screwball
05-16-2009, 12:55 AM
I'm pretty sure Harang's bat actually slows down through the strike zone.

Red in Chicago
05-16-2009, 12:55 AM
who's the annoying chubby kid in the booth?

It has just come to my attention that this kid was from the Make A Wish Foundation, so I want to publicly apologize for having made fun of him. Had I known that, I wouldn't have said anything. I missed the part when they introduced him.

mbgrayson
05-16-2009, 12:56 AM
I hope Harang pitches well enough in the 7th to merit leaving him in to hit....I would have pinch hit there. Harang is at 97 pitches after 6.

VR
05-16-2009, 12:57 AM
It has just come to my attention that this kid was from the Make A Wish Foundation, so I want to publicly apologize for having made fun of him. Had I known that, I wouldn't have said anything. I missed the part when they introduced him.


class act that RiC guy, nicely done :beerme:

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 12:58 AM
Burke singles to left.

VR
05-16-2009, 12:58 AM
Burke singles to left.

That was a crazy throw back in from Nix, whirling and throwing a BB on the money to 2nd.

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 12:59 AM
Macias pinch hits and grounds out to 3rd. Runner was running and goes to 2nd. 1 out.

alloverjr
05-16-2009, 12:59 AM
nahh....it was 6 ft up the line

Heck, that dirt cutout is about 6 feet up the line and the ball was well inside that. I'll give you 2 feet.

I don't like this situation here with Giles.

OnBaseMachine
05-16-2009, 12:59 AM
I'd bring in Rhodes now with Giles and Gonzalez coming up...

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 01:00 AM
Giles singles to left. 1st and 3rd with 1 out.

VR
05-16-2009, 01:00 AM
Heck, that dirt cutout is about 6 feet up the line and the ball was well inside that. I'll give you 2 feet.

I don't like this situation here with Giles.

ok, I'll give you 3 ;)

Runners at the corners now.

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 01:01 AM
Harang now at 103 pitches.

OnBaseMachine
05-16-2009, 01:01 AM
Harang has given up a lot of hits to bad players tonight. Time to pull him.

VR
05-16-2009, 01:01 AM
Need a dp from Eckstein. I hope he flies out to Nix or Bruce at medium depth.....I wanna see them peg the runner at home with their cannons.

VR
05-16-2009, 01:03 AM
Just obtuse.

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 01:03 AM
Bloop single to right by Eckstein. Tie game 3-3. 1st and 3rd for Gonzalez.

Red in Chicago
05-16-2009, 01:04 AM
You simply cannot let a guy like Eck beat you there.

WMR
05-16-2009, 01:04 AM
I just wanted to post that I absolutely detested Dusty's decision to allow Harang to bat for himself with 2 men on sitting on 97 pitches.

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 01:04 AM
Rhodes in to face Gonzalez.

OnBaseMachine
05-16-2009, 01:05 AM
Sigh. Bad start tonight by Harang. He's gotten hit around by a bunch of Triple-A caliber hitters. I'm not sure why they didn't pinch hit for him last inning when they had a chance to add on.

Bring in Rhodes please.

dsmith421
05-16-2009, 01:05 AM
Horrible decision by Dusty. Harang was walking the line all game.

CTA513
05-16-2009, 01:05 AM
13-22 team and the Reds are lucky the score is tied

redsfaninbsg
05-16-2009, 01:05 AM
Bad move by Dusty in this one, you've got a rested Rhodes, Weathers, and Cordero, plus Rosales to ph, use them.

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 01:06 AM
I just wanted to post that I absolutely detested Dusty's decision to allow Harang to bat for himself with 2 men on sitting on 97 pitches.I agree. You have to go for the insurance runs there. Especially with Harang near 100 pitches and had struggled in the previous inning.

mbgrayson
05-16-2009, 01:07 AM
Yeah but none of you guys bothered to criticize the decision until after Harang gave the run up....

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 01:08 AM
4 pitch walk to Gonzalez. Bases loaded for Hairston.

CTA513
05-16-2009, 01:08 AM
4 pitch walk to Gonzalez

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 01:09 AM
Weathers is coming in with the bases loaded.

CTA513
05-16-2009, 01:09 AM
Rhodes didn't have to work long tonight

OnBaseMachine
05-16-2009, 01:09 AM
The Reds sure do know how to deflate their fans don't they? Get everyone excited and then play like crap against the worst team in baseball.

WMR
05-16-2009, 01:10 AM
Yeah but none of you guys bothered to criticize the decision until after Harang gave the run up....

You're not sitting in my living room. :D

dsmith421
05-16-2009, 01:10 AM
Yeah but none of you guys bothered to criticize the decision until after Harang gave the run up....

Harang has looked terrible most of the night. The Reds have been fielding rockets. It's stupid to let Harang hit with two outs and men on in the 7th, in my opinion. If you really believe the Reds bullpen is fixed, why not use it?

alloverjr
05-16-2009, 01:10 AM
Weathers is coming in with the bases loaded.

He'll roll up a DP here

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 01:11 AM
Hairston singles to left on the first pitch. 4-3 Padres. Bases still loaded.

WMR
05-16-2009, 01:11 AM
Storms rolling in.

_Sir_Charles_
05-16-2009, 01:12 AM
He'll roll up a DP here

Or not. Single scores one run.

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 01:12 AM
Gerut sac fly to left. 5-3 Padres. 2 outs.

Red in Chicago
05-16-2009, 01:12 AM
n/m

CTA513
05-16-2009, 01:12 AM
5-3 Padres

WMR
05-16-2009, 01:12 AM
Dusty is not amused by this.

OnBaseMachine
05-16-2009, 01:13 AM
Giving up five runs to the Padres is like giving up 14 to another team. Terrible start by Harang. Just an all around bad game by the Reds. I knew they were going to struggle against the Padres. I don't know why...

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 01:14 AM
Kouzmanoff grounds out to Weathers. 5-3 Padres after 7.

Taveras, Hairston and Votto due up in the 8th.

_Sir_Charles_
05-16-2009, 01:15 AM
Okay, it's unfortunate that we're down. But "embarrassing"? That I don't get. Harang has an off night and that's somehow a black mark against the whole team?

Hold your heads up high guys...we can still come back. Good grief.

mbgrayson
05-16-2009, 01:16 AM
Harang has looked terrible most of the night. The Reds have been fielding rockets. It's stupid to let Harang hit with two outs and men on in the 7th, in my opinion. If you really believe the Reds bullpen is fixed, why not use it?

Oh I agree he should have been taken out after 6, not that he was terrible, he simply wasn't. I even said back in post #152 of this thread that I would have pinch hit for Harang, before he started pitching the 7th and blew the lead.

All of the runs are charged to Harang. I bet Dusty left in to hit because they are playing in Harang's home town, and he had friends or family there tonight.

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 01:16 AM
Luke Gregorson in to pitch.

VR
05-16-2009, 01:17 AM
Top of the order up......looks like the Reds are gonna win this game after all.

_Sir_Charles_
05-16-2009, 01:17 AM
Giving up five runs to the Padres is like giving up 14 to another team. Terrible start by Harang. Just an all around bad game by the Reds. I knew they were going to struggle against the Padres. I don't know why...

But then again OBM, you've "known" they were going to have a bad game every day this week. I don't recall a game thread where you didn't have a "bad feeling". :O) Cheer up. We're down by only 2 and we get the SD bullpen to face. Hardly the end of the world.

What's with all the gloom & doom. Sheesh.

toledodan
05-16-2009, 01:18 AM
Top of the order up......looks like the Reds are gonna win this game after all.


not with the bad willy hacking at everything.:thumbdown

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 01:18 AM
Taveras flies out to center. 1 out.

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 01:20 AM
Hairston lines out to left. 2 outs.

Screwball
05-16-2009, 01:20 AM
Hairston lines out to left. 2 outs.

Really needed that liner to drop.

dsmith421
05-16-2009, 01:21 AM
But then again OBM, you've "known" they were going to have a bad game every day this week. I don't recall a game thread where you didn't have a "bad feeling".

Absolutely true. OBM's strategem seems to be predicting disaster for the Reds at every turn, hoping that at some stage he can gloat.

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 01:22 AM
Votto walks. Bell coming in to face Phillips.

OnBaseMachine
05-16-2009, 01:22 AM
Absolutely true. OBM's strategem seems to be predicting disaster for the Reds at every turn, hoping that at some stage he can gloat.

Well, that couldn't be further from the truth. Why would I gloat over a Reds loss? That's silly and not true at all.

VR
05-16-2009, 01:22 AM
We'll see if BP shows us something about his newfound plate discipline

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 01:23 AM
Double switch. Josh Wilson is in as part of the double switch. He was just on Arizona the last series but I guess was waived after that series.

Red in Chicago
05-16-2009, 01:23 AM
relief pitcher coming in like todd coffee ;)

OnBaseMachine
05-16-2009, 01:24 AM
Double switch. Josh Wilson is in as part of the double switch. He was just on Arizona the last series but I guess was waived after that series.

Yep. Arizona waived him after Drew was activated.

dsmith421
05-16-2009, 01:24 AM
Well, that couldn't be further from the truth. Why would I gloat over a Reds loss? That's silly and not true at all.

Not really, for consistent readers of this website, but whatever.

Screwball
05-16-2009, 01:26 AM
Phillips was badly fooled on that 2-1 curveball after 3 straight 95 mph fastballs.

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 01:27 AM
Phillips flies out to right. 5-3 Padres mid 8th.

CTA513
05-16-2009, 01:27 AM
0.00 ERA Bell gets Phillips to fly out.

VR
05-16-2009, 01:27 AM
Brandon swings at a pitch 3 feet in front of the plate.....then shows up something by going to right with the outside pitch. I like it, even though the result wasn't ideal.

Screwball
05-16-2009, 01:28 AM
Heath Bell is tough. I don't see the Reds scoring 2 off this guy.

_Sir_Charles_
05-16-2009, 01:29 AM
Marty & Cowboy pointed out that Heath Bell hasn't allowed a hit to a right handed batter all season so far. Pretty impressive.

alloverjr
05-16-2009, 01:29 AM
You start Votto and see what happens.

OnBaseMachine
05-16-2009, 01:29 AM
I was really hoping for a win tonight especially since Peavy is going Sunday against Arroyo. Tomorrow night is a must win, IMO.

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 01:29 AM
Hundley pops out to 1st. 1 out.

alloverjr
05-16-2009, 01:30 AM
Marty & Cowboy pointed out that Heath Bell hasn't allowed a hit to a right handed batter all season so far. Pretty impressive.

2 lefties up for the Reds in the 9th.

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 01:30 AM
Burke pops out to Weathers. 2 outs.

_Sir_Charles_
05-16-2009, 01:31 AM
Isn't it a bit early in the season for "must wins"? Especially when they're out of division?

Don't get me wrong, I still think we should...but then again, I feel like we should win EVERY game. :O)

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 01:31 AM
Wilson pops out to 2nd. 5-3 Padres after 8.

Bruce, Hernandez and Nix due up in the 9th.

Screwball
05-16-2009, 01:32 AM
You start Votto and see what happens.

:D

His HR killed the hopes of any sort of rally.

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 01:34 AM
Great start as Bruce doubles down the 3rd base line.

_Sir_Charles_
05-16-2009, 01:34 AM
The Bruce starts us off with a 2 bagger.

_Sir_Charles_
05-16-2009, 01:35 AM
I simply don't count out the comeback kids. :O)

Red in Chicago
05-16-2009, 01:35 AM
why is ramon bunting?

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 01:35 AM
Why would you be bunting there down 2 runs.

Screwball
05-16-2009, 01:35 AM
Why's Hernandez bunting?

_Sir_Charles_
05-16-2009, 01:35 AM
Gotta agree with Marty here. No sence at all in bunting there. None.

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 01:36 AM
Hernandez grounds out. Bruce goes to 3rd. 1 out.

_Sir_Charles_
05-16-2009, 01:36 AM
Sharp grounder to 1st. 1 down, bruce advances to third.

toledodan
05-16-2009, 01:36 AM
he gets the job done LOL! moving the runner over to third.

_Sir_Charles_
05-16-2009, 01:36 AM
Nix pops up on the first pitch. 2 down.

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 01:36 AM
Nix pops out on the first pitch. 2 outs.

OnBaseMachine
05-16-2009, 01:37 AM
Gotta pinch hit for Gonzalez here.

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 01:37 AM
Dickerson hitting for Gonzalez.

_Sir_Charles_
05-16-2009, 01:37 AM
Dickerson PH'ing. Let's go Chris...keep the rally going!

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 01:39 AM
Dickerson walks. 1st and 3rd. Rosales pinch hitting.

mbgrayson
05-16-2009, 01:39 AM
Dickerson hitting for Gonzo, walks.

VR
05-16-2009, 01:39 AM
Owings?

_Sir_Charles_
05-16-2009, 01:39 AM
Way to show some patience Chris. Draws the walk. Rosales up to win the game. :O)

Screwball
05-16-2009, 01:40 AM
Rosales was all kinds of late on that heater.

VR
05-16-2009, 01:41 AM
there's a nasty breaking ball coming any second now

mbgrayson
05-16-2009, 01:42 AM
Adam Rosales strikes out swinging. This one belongs to the Padres, 5-3.

Reds Fanatic
05-16-2009, 01:43 AM
Rosales strikes out swinging on a 95 MPH fastball. Reds lose a tough one 5-3.

_Sir_Charles_
05-16-2009, 01:43 AM
Strikes out swinging. Tough loss. We can't get lights out pitching EVERY game. :O) We'll get 'em tomorrow.

Degenerate39
05-16-2009, 01:43 AM
Rosales can't lay off the high fastball

VR
05-16-2009, 01:44 AM
I would have like to see Owings ph there....but not much of a chance against Heath Bell when you ain't got a bonafied LH bat on the pine.

mbgrayson
05-16-2009, 01:54 AM
Marty and Cowboy (and several on here) have said that Harang had a 'bad outing' tonight. I disagree.

I think Harang was just fine after 6 innings. Reds were up 3 to 2. Harang had thrown 97 pitches, and was clearly struggling tonight. The ump had a very small zone (for both teams). At that point, when his turn to hit came in the top of the 7th, we should have seen a pinch hitter. Had Dusty made that move, we might have kept the inning going or scored a run or two.

Instead, Harang went from having a Quality Start (2 runs allowed in 6 innings) to giving up 5 runs in 6 and a third. At the least, Dusty should have pulled him after the lead off single.

Of course, I do recognize that hindsight is 20-20, but I immediately thought it was a mistake to let Harang hit for himself.

OnBaseMachine
05-16-2009, 01:55 AM
Man I hate losing. Someone else mentioned it on the ORG: I hate playing a team when they are on a long losing streak. I'd much rather face a team that has won seven or eight straight than a team that has lost six or seven straight because things are bound to change. That's why I didn't feel all that positive about tonight's game.

But I'm calling a Reds win tomorrow night. Edinson Volquez throws seven innings of shutout baseball with 10+ strikeouts. :)