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Red in Chicago
05-23-2009, 07:10 PM
Tonight's lineup is posted (Votto returns; Gomes and Bailey make 1st starts of season):

Taveras CF
Hairston 3B
Votto 1B
Phillips 2B
Gomes LF
Bruce RF
Hernandez C
Gonzalez SS
Bailey P

Red in Chicago
05-23-2009, 07:11 PM
someone feel free to post indians lineup...i'm heading out for a short time...

mth123
05-23-2009, 07:16 PM
With Votto back, its time for Bruce to get a night off. Maybe tomorow.

HokieRed
05-23-2009, 07:27 PM
Interesting that Gomes is at 5, Bruce at 6. I would have expected the other way around.

Will M
05-23-2009, 07:33 PM
With Votto back, its time for Bruce to get a night off. Maybe tomorow.

i thought the same thing. but play him tonight against the rookie as Bruce is one of our few power threats. tommorrow rest him against Lee (a much better pitcher)

mbgrayson
05-23-2009, 07:34 PM
Indians:
1 A. Cabrera SS
2 G. Sizemore CF
3 V. Martinez C
4 S. Choo RF
5 M. DeRosa 1B
6 M. LaPorta LF
7 L. Valbuena 2B
8 J. Carroll 3B
9 D. Huff P

westofyou
05-23-2009, 07:41 PM
Interesting that Gomes is at 5, Bruce at 6. I would have expected the other way around.

Maybe they want the chance for Bruce to face the LH with a man on (and from the stretch) and feel behind Gomes is the best chance for that tonight?

PuffyPig
05-23-2009, 07:51 PM
Maybe they want the chance for Bruce to face the LH with a man on (and from the stretch) and feel behind Gomes is the best chance for that tonight?


I think it's a simple as Gomes probably being able to hit LH pitching better.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 08:15 PM
Cabrera walks.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 08:18 PM
What a catch by Gonzalez. A great over the shoulder catch in left.

Red in Chicago
05-23-2009, 08:18 PM
GONZO with a nice play chasing that pop fly in left field

dougdirt
05-23-2009, 08:19 PM
Wow... the FSN radar gun is off by about 7 MPH. Tv gun showed 86 MPH. Gameday showed 93.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 08:23 PM
Martinez strikes out swinging on a high fastball. 2 outs.

LvJ
05-23-2009, 08:23 PM
95? Nice.

Red in Chicago
05-23-2009, 08:23 PM
Wow... the FSN radar gun is off by about 7 MPH. Tv gun showed 86 MPH. Gameday showed 93.

I think Chris is reading RedsZone ;)

Falls City Beer
05-23-2009, 08:23 PM
He's got good speed and movement on his fastball tonight.

wheels
05-23-2009, 08:24 PM
Homers fastball has better movement these days.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 08:24 PM
Hernandez throws the runner out stealing. He was easily out. 0-0 mid 1st.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 08:27 PM
Taveras flies out to right. 1 out.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 08:29 PM
Hairston pops out to 3rd. 2 outs.

Screwball
05-23-2009, 08:31 PM
Hahaha. Votto is crazy good.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 08:31 PM
Votto homers to left center!! Welcome back Joey!

MrCinatit
05-23-2009, 08:31 PM
Yeah, Joey looked pretty good on that swing.

Red in Chicago
05-23-2009, 08:31 PM
Joey mashes one to left center!!! Welcome back

mth123
05-23-2009, 08:31 PM
Welcome back Joey!!!!

BCubb2003
05-23-2009, 08:32 PM
If only the other players were that dizzy. Put their noses to the bat and spin them around.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 08:33 PM
Infield hit for Phillips

Screwball
05-23-2009, 08:35 PM
Infield hit for Phillips

Word on the street is that he was boot scootin' it down the line.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 08:35 PM
Gomes fouls out to 1st. 1-0 Reds after 1.

wheels
05-23-2009, 08:37 PM
Those Elk & Elk guys rule.

Playadlc
05-23-2009, 08:38 PM
Bailey is throwing really hard right now. 96, 96 and 98 to Choo.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 08:39 PM
Choo walks.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 08:40 PM
DeRosa homers to left center. 2-1 Indians.

Buckeye33
05-23-2009, 08:40 PM
97 mph taken right out the front door.

Ltlabner
05-23-2009, 08:41 PM
97 mph taken right out the front door.

Unless you throw 150mph you probably can't throw it by a MLB hitter (more than once).

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 08:43 PM
LaPorta lines a single to right.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 08:44 PM
Valbuena flies out to right. 1 out.

dougdirt
05-23-2009, 08:45 PM
Where were those first two pitches?

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 08:47 PM
Carroll walks. 1st and 2nd.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 08:47 PM
Bailey is already at 40 pitches

fearofpopvol1
05-23-2009, 08:48 PM
I do think Homer has improved a lot, but I still don't think he's ready for The Show. I think by September, he'll be ready or close to ready. Close enough where you wouldn't feel too bad making him a #5 guy for next year.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 08:48 PM
Huff sacrifices the runners to 2nd and 3rd. 2 outs.

Buckeye33
05-23-2009, 08:51 PM
Same sh!t, different day from Homer.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 08:52 PM
Cabrera singles to center. 4-1 Indians.

Ltlabner
05-23-2009, 08:52 PM
Is Homer injured?

fearofpopvol1
05-23-2009, 08:52 PM
Same sh!t, different day from Homer.

The results are the same...but I do notice improvement in his pitches. He's a lot better. But again, he's not ready for the Bigs yet.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 08:53 PM
Sizemore grounds out to 1st. 4-1 Indians mid 2nd.

dougdirt
05-23-2009, 08:54 PM
Is Homer injured?

Why do you say that?

Ltlabner
05-23-2009, 08:55 PM
Why do you say that?

Because I'm goofing around with you?

Kc61
05-23-2009, 08:56 PM
Sure glad Matt Maloney is still in the minors mowing down hitters.

Everyone on earth knew that Homer needed this year at AAA. Well, he may be back there very shortly continuing to develop.

dougdirt
05-23-2009, 08:56 PM
Because I'm goofing around with you?

Oh. Awesome.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 08:58 PM
Bruce leads off with a walk.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 09:00 PM
Hernandez homers into the upper deck in left center! 4-3 Indians.

Falls City Beer
05-23-2009, 09:00 PM
Verrry nice stroke on that one.

mth123
05-23-2009, 09:00 PM
Oh yeah. Ramon.

Screwball
05-23-2009, 09:00 PM
I think Hernandez hit that into Tennessee.

fearofpopvol1
05-23-2009, 09:01 PM
Homer has to be feeling pretty decent right now. A slumping Reds offense is keeping the game close.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 09:01 PM
Gonzalez singles to center. 4 hits in 2 nights for Gonzalez.

Tony Cloninger
05-23-2009, 09:01 PM
He does not look any better to me. He looks as wild and unpredictable as he has been.

Bad enough that i had to watch the Yankees win in the bottom of the ninth....I have to watch this guy with his shaky command and no confidence.

Kc61
05-23-2009, 09:01 PM
RedsZone favorite Alex Gonzalez with a base hit.

Screwball
05-23-2009, 09:02 PM
It looks like Bailey needs work on his bunting, amongst other things.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 09:02 PM
Bailey strikes out swinging. 1 out.

HokieRed
05-23-2009, 09:03 PM
Hernandez is, IMHO, a really good story not recognized enough on RZ. Kudos to Walt on RH.

Kc61
05-23-2009, 09:05 PM
He does not look any better to me. He looks as wild and unpredictable as he has been.

Bad enough that i had to watch the Yankees win in the bottom of the ninth....I have to watch this guy with his shaky command and no confidence.

Homer has allowed nine homers at AAA already. His AAA ERA is well over 4 - why would anyone think he is ready? Either they don't like Maloney or they are totally focused on major league experience in making these call up decisions.

Why not give the young man a full shot at a AAA season to develop? He seems to need it, it's ok, he's only 23, why the constant yo yo treatment year after year?

CTA513
05-23-2009, 09:06 PM
It looks like Bailey needs work on his bunting, amongst other things.

He'll fit right in

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 09:06 PM
Taveras grounds into a 5-4 FC. 2 outs.

dougdirt
05-23-2009, 09:06 PM
Ramon Hernandez HR went 441 feet. B-O-M-B.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 09:07 PM
Bunt single for Hairston. 1st and 2nd.

fearofpopvol1
05-23-2009, 09:08 PM
Votto is a B-E-A-S-T. WOW.

Screwball
05-23-2009, 09:08 PM
Like I said, crazy good.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 09:08 PM
Wow. Another homer for Votto!!!! 6-4 Reds.

Red in Chicago
05-23-2009, 09:08 PM
OMG...Joey hits this one to right center!!

CTA513
05-23-2009, 09:08 PM
This Joey Votto fellow looks decent.

Falls City Beer
05-23-2009, 09:09 PM
Offense Comes Alive!

Do You Feel Like We Do?

joshnky
05-23-2009, 09:09 PM
Amazing. And I was worried about rust.

Falls City Beer
05-23-2009, 09:11 PM
Not to put too fine a point on it: Votto 1.127 OPS. Whoa.

Tony Cloninger
05-23-2009, 09:11 PM
They might need a long man tonight....I hope they don't ...but who would it be? I thought Burton would be sent out.....instead of ramirez.


Joey Votto= Lou Gehrig


And...BP....ruins the good times by trying to jack out a pitch that was barely above ground level.

KoryMac5
05-23-2009, 09:11 PM
Nice job by Hairston keeping the inning going so Votto could drive em all in.

fearofpopvol1
05-23-2009, 09:11 PM
Amazing. And I was worried about rust.

Pretty crazy after missing 10 starts, right? Votto doesn't look like he's missed a beat.

Homer should be feeling great now. It's his to lose now.

Matt700wlw
05-23-2009, 09:11 PM
:jump: :jump:

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 09:12 PM
Nice play by Votto.

fearofpopvol1
05-23-2009, 09:12 PM
Not to put too fine a point on it: Votto 1.127 OPS. Whoa.

Best OBP in the majors, too.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 09:13 PM
Choo flies out to center. 2 outs.

KoryMac5
05-23-2009, 09:14 PM
Homer moves around on the mound quite a bit, I would imagine this may be hurting his ability to get a nice rythym going.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 09:14 PM
DeRosa grounds out to short. Nice easy inning for Homer. 6-4 Reds mid 3rd.

Screwball
05-23-2009, 09:14 PM
Not to put too fine a point on it: Votto 1.127 OPS. Whoa.

And he maintains his career 5.000 OPS against Huff (through 2 ABs). :)

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 09:15 PM
57 pitches through 3 for Homer.

Tony Cloninger
05-23-2009, 09:15 PM
He cannot relax....hence....WE cannot relax and get much confidence that he will not implode.

Than this umpire compounds the problem by following the MLB edict of not calling strikes that are clearly strikes.... so more runs are scored....games take longer....and more beer and food are sold for profits.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 09:17 PM
Gomes grounds out to Huff. 1 out.

Screwball
05-23-2009, 09:19 PM
Hernandez grounds out to Huff. 1 out.

Shoulda been safe IMO. DeRosa looked like he came off the bag.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 09:19 PM
Bruce strikes out swinging on a pitch in the dirt. 2 outs.

Screwball
05-23-2009, 09:21 PM
Bruce strikes out swinging on a pitch in the dirt. 2 outs.

Huff got him to chase a slider in the dirt after feeding him 4 straight fastballs.

fearofpopvol1
05-23-2009, 09:21 PM
Bruce needs a day off. He's look lost at the plate.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 09:21 PM
Hernandez singles to right.

Kc61
05-23-2009, 09:22 PM
Bruce needs a day off. He's look lost at the plate.

He should sit against Lee tomorrow. Put Rosales at third, Hairston in right.

Tony Cloninger
05-23-2009, 09:23 PM
He is heading to platoon status ...if he does not start doing something against LHP.

I do not mean permanent platoon status......but he looks like Paul O'Niel used to before he went to NY.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 09:24 PM
Gonzalez strikes out swinging. 6-4 Reds after 3.

TheNext44
05-23-2009, 09:25 PM
Huff is a grand slam from pitching for the cycle. He has given up a solo homer, a two run shot and a three run shot.

Falls City Beer
05-23-2009, 09:25 PM
Bruce will be fine against lefties.

mth123
05-23-2009, 09:26 PM
Huff is a grand slam from pitching for the cycle. He has given up a solo homer, a two run shot and a three run shot.

Hmmm....

Votto is up 4th next inning...

Tony Cloninger
05-23-2009, 09:28 PM
Just like when they asked Tony Pena Sr. ..how was he sure that his son would hit? "Beacuse i say so." he said.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 09:28 PM
LaPorta reaches on an error by Hairston

TheNext44
05-23-2009, 09:31 PM
Tough error. He crushed that

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 09:31 PM
LaPorta steals 2nd as the batter strikes out looking.1 out.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 09:33 PM
Carroll grounds out to short. Runner goes to 3rd. 2 outs.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 09:33 PM
Delucchi hitting for Huff

fearofpopvol1
05-23-2009, 09:36 PM
Bailey Ks Delucci. End of 4th inning.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 09:36 PM
Dellucchi strikes out swinging. 3 Ks for Homer. 6-4 Reds mid 4th.

TheNext44
05-23-2009, 09:36 PM
Greg Aquino will come in to pitch the 4th. Seconnd game in a row the Indians pitcher only goes three innings

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 09:37 PM
71 pitches for Bailey through 4.

HokieRed
05-23-2009, 09:37 PM
That's what a big time pitcher looks like. Homer's going to be all right. It's just a matter of when.

membengal
05-23-2009, 09:38 PM
I am late to the game, but have watched the last inning and a half, and it appears Homer is settling in a bit. Is that accurate?

Tony Cloninger
05-23-2009, 09:39 PM
He did look better that inning....he did not get rattled by the error and pitched very well. Bad thing is the high pitch count.

Falls City Beer
05-23-2009, 09:39 PM
I am late to the game, but have watched the last inning and a half, and it appears Homer is settling in a bit. Is that accurate?

After the 5 spot the offense dropped on the Tribe in the second, their offense seemed to start phoning it in and swinging a lot. Coinciding with that was Homer's ability to throw more strikes.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 09:40 PM
Bailey grounds out to the pitcher. 1 out.

TheNext44
05-23-2009, 09:41 PM
I am late to the game, but have watched the last inning and a half, and it appears Homer is settling in a bit. Is that accurate?

Very accurate. It took him two innings to find the umps strike zone. It once he did, he's been fine.

membengal
05-23-2009, 09:42 PM
Throwing strikes does help, I suppose. You can see the persistent flashes of "plus" stuff from Homer. I get why the Reds continue to wait on him.

Every time I get impatient, I think of Edwin Jackson. From uber-prospect with the Dodgers, to failed prospect, to jettisoned to Tampa, to jettisoned to Detroit, he is now an "old man" at age 25 and all of a sudden seems to have it figured out. It takes time for some guys, I know.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 09:42 PM
Taveras pops out to 2nd. 2 outs.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 09:44 PM
Hairston breaks his bat on a soft line out to 2nd. 6-4 Reds after 4.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 09:48 PM
Cabrera walks. 3rd time in 5 innings Homer has given up a leadoff walk.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 09:50 PM
4 pitch walk to Sizemore. 1st and 2nd. 5 walks by Homer.

TheNext44
05-23-2009, 09:50 PM
Third time through the order. This will be a big key to see if Homer is ready to stay in the majors

membengal
05-23-2009, 09:51 PM
That kind of control issue is a killer. Simply a killer.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 09:52 PM
Martinez flies out to the warning track in left. 1 out.

TheNext44
05-23-2009, 09:52 PM
Martinez swings at the first pitch after two walks. Does he think he plays for the Reds?

LvJ
05-23-2009, 09:54 PM
I leave to get some food and come back and it's 6-4?

Joey Votto is simply mind blowing.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 09:56 PM
Choo walks. Bases loaded. 6 walks.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 09:58 PM
Jared Burton is coming in to pitch.

dougdirt
05-23-2009, 09:59 PM
Crappy strikezone and inconsistent control... never a good combo.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 10:01 PM
DeRosa singles to left. Tie game 6-6. A good throw gets the runner but it was a little off and they just missed the tag.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 10:03 PM
LaPorta grounds into a 5-4-3 DP. 6-6 mid 5th.

alloverjr
05-23-2009, 10:04 PM
That's at least 2 times in the last week that Hernandez has received a ball off the plate to avoid any contact and has cost the team an out.

Screwball
05-23-2009, 10:07 PM
I'm surprised Aquino is challenging Votto with fastball strikes right here.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 10:08 PM
Votto grounds out to 1st. 1 out.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 10:11 PM
Phillips singles to center.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 10:15 PM
Gomes singles to right. 1st and 2nd.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 10:18 PM
Bruce grounds out to 2nd. 2nd and 3rd with 2 outs.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 10:19 PM
Intentional walk to Hernandez. Bases loaded.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 10:20 PM
Gonzalez grounds back to Aquino. 6-6 after 5.

Screwball
05-23-2009, 10:22 PM
Gonzalez grounds back to Aquino. 6-6 after 5.

On a nearly unhittable slider down and out of the strike zone. He loves swinging at those pitches.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 10:24 PM
Valbuena grounds out to 2nd. 1 out.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 10:25 PM
Carroll singles to right on a ball I guess Bruce must have lost because he should have had that.

Screwball
05-23-2009, 10:26 PM
Bruce shoulda had that one.

Red in Chicago
05-23-2009, 10:26 PM
are we trying to give them a freebie here??

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 10:26 PM
Hernandez tries to pick the runner off and throws the ball into right field. Runner goes to 2nd.

CTA513
05-23-2009, 10:26 PM
Gift single and then a throwing error on Hernandez

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 10:27 PM
Francisco hitting for Aquino.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 10:28 PM
Francisco strikes out looking. 2 outs.

Screwball
05-23-2009, 10:28 PM
Burton threaded the needle there to K Francisco.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 10:29 PM
Herrera coming in to pitch as part of a double switch. I would assume the other part of that will be Janish coming in to play short.

Red in Chicago
05-23-2009, 10:31 PM
papa phillips smiles just like brandon

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 10:32 PM
Cabrera strikes out swinging. 6-6 mid 6th.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 10:34 PM
Luis Vizcaino in to pitch.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 10:35 PM
Janish out on a check swing ground out to the pitcher. 1 out.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 10:39 PM
Taveras walks.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 10:40 PM
Taveras gets a huge jump and easily steals 2nd.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 10:41 PM
Hairston flies out to right. 2 outs.

dsmith421
05-23-2009, 10:41 PM
I don't want to jinx it, but I think George said Hairston instead of Harriston. That makes this game a success regardless of outcome.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 10:42 PM
Intentional walk to Votto.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 10:43 PM
Phillips grounds into a 5-4 FC. 6-6 after 6.

Screwball
05-23-2009, 10:45 PM
I don't want to jinx it, but I think George said Hairston instead of Harriston. That makes this game a success regardless of outcome.

:D True, true.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 10:47 PM
Sizemore flies out to left. 1 out.

Screwball
05-23-2009, 10:49 PM
Strike 1 was literally in the exact same spot as ball 3 to Victor.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 10:50 PM
Martinez grounds out to short. 2 outs.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 10:51 PM
Choo doubles to left.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 10:52 PM
Intentional walk to DeRosa

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 10:54 PM
LaPorta grounds into a 6-4 FC. 6-6 mid 7th.

Tony Cloninger
05-23-2009, 10:54 PM
Another ump who needs to be taken to the woodshed......PLEASE get a machine to call the balls and strikes. Humans suck at it.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 10:57 PM
Gomes reaches on an error by DeRosa

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 10:59 PM
Bruce flies out to the warning track in right. 1 out.

Degenerate39
05-23-2009, 11:00 PM
I thought that was gone

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 11:03 PM
Hernandez strikes out swinging on a high fastball. 2 outs.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 11:03 PM
Dickerson hitting for Herrera

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 11:03 PM
Gomes steals 2nd.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 11:04 PM
Intentional walk to Dickerson.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 11:07 PM
Janish fouls out to the catcher. 6-6 after 7.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 11:09 PM
Weathers in to pitch. Dickerson stays in to play left.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 11:10 PM
Valbuena doubles to right.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 11:12 PM
Carroll sacrifices the runner to 3rd. 1 out.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 11:12 PM
Garko hitting for Vizcaino

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 11:15 PM
Garko walks. 1st and 2nd.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 11:17 PM
Rhodes in to pitch. Rosales in to play 3rd. Hairston moves to short.

Tony Cloninger
05-23-2009, 11:18 PM
Who is the genius who has the Reds games advertised as .. "Come see Jerry Hairston and the Reds." ??

Am I the only one with anything to comment about tonight? Has commentary been banned tonight and I did not get the memo?

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 11:19 PM
Cabera grounds out to 3rd. 2 outs. 7-6 Indians

Topcat
05-23-2009, 11:20 PM
Rhodes in to pitch. Rosales in to play 3rd. Hairston moves to short.

Hey! Ham N' Eggers need love to ;)

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 11:21 PM
Sizemore grounds out to 2nd. 7-6 Indians mid 8th.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 11:24 PM
Phillips cut his thumb on that last play.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 11:25 PM
Rafael Betancourt in to pitch.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 11:27 PM
Taveras singles to left.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 11:32 PM
Hairston pops out to short. 1 out.

CrackerJack
05-23-2009, 11:32 PM
Terrible AB by Hairston..oh well

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 11:32 PM
Hanigan is in the on deck circle so Phillips must have really hurt that thumb on the last play last inning.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 11:34 PM
Votto flies out to right. 2 outs.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 11:34 PM
Hanigan hittting for Phillips. The real question who is going to play 2nd. Dusty made so many double switches there are no infielders left.

redsfaninbsg
05-23-2009, 11:35 PM
Didn't agree with the managerial decisions in this inning at all. Taveras has not ran once.

CrackerJack
05-23-2009, 11:35 PM
Hanigan is in the on deck circle so Phillips must have really hurt that thumb on the last play last inning.

Looks like his fingernail got bent back - which is pretty painful, bleeding coming from underneath his fingernail, blood was all over his pants etc..,

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 11:36 PM
Looks like his fingernail got bent back - which is pretty painful, bleeding coming from underneath his fingernail, blood was all over his pants etc..,Hopefully he did not break the finger.

_Sir_Charles_
05-23-2009, 11:37 PM
Just got in. How did Homer look?

TheNext44
05-23-2009, 11:37 PM
Hanigan hittting for Phillips. The real question who is going to play 2nd. Dusty made so many double switches there are no infielders left.

Hanigan plays there (or 3B) and pray no one hits it to him for the inning?

CrackerJack
05-23-2009, 11:38 PM
Hopefully he did not break the finger.

Don't think he did that. Looks like a possible Bob Boone Sunday Special tomorrow, all the more reason they need to win this tonight.

Tony Cloninger
05-23-2009, 11:38 PM
I think WT has the red light to go when he pleases......he is starting to be the most scared base stealer i have ever seen.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 11:38 PM
Just got in. How did Homer look?
Not good. 6 walks lead to 6 earned runs

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 11:39 PM
Hanigan lines out to right. 7-6 Indians after 8.

redsfaninbsg
05-23-2009, 11:40 PM
Innings like that piss me off, you sign Willy Taveras and there are comments that he could steal 100 bases, yet with the game on the line he doesn't attempt to go until 2 outs and one strike on the hitter.

CTA513
05-23-2009, 11:40 PM
Who is going to play 2nd?

alloverjr
05-23-2009, 11:40 PM
If Taveras can't attempt a bag down one leading off the 8th he has no real benefit to a major league team. He's scared.

Falls City Beer
05-23-2009, 11:41 PM
Not good. 6 walks lead to 6 earned runs

Yeah, the offense bailed him out, but Homer choked on his own good fortune. Definitely earned his loss, though he won't technically get one.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 11:41 PM
Hanigan catching, Rosales at 2nd. Hernandez at 3rd.

Topcat
05-23-2009, 11:41 PM
Innings like that piss me off, you sign Willy Taveras and there are comments that he could steal 100 bases, yet with the game on the line he doesn't attempt to go until 2 outs and one strike on the hitter.

Dusty, need I really say anymore? :rolleyes:

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 11:43 PM
Martinez flies out to right. 1 out.

_Sir_Charles_
05-23-2009, 11:43 PM
Innings like that piss me off, you sign Willy Taveras and there are comments that he could steal 100 bases, yet with the game on the line he doesn't attempt to go until 2 outs and one strike on the hitter.

Yep, that's been my biggest complaint about Taveras this year. Where's the aggressiveness. Overall, he's been an asset and a pleasant surprise...but man...use those wheels!

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 11:44 PM
Choo singles to center.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 11:45 PM
Lincoln in to pitch.

_Sir_Charles_
05-23-2009, 11:45 PM
Not good. 6 walks lead to 6 earned runs

Thanks....well, sorta. Good news would've been better of course. :O)

alloverjr
05-23-2009, 11:46 PM
Why on god's earth would you not use Cordero here? Lincoln, seriously.

dsmith421
05-23-2009, 11:46 PM
Oh my God, here comes Lincoln. Watch out Ramon.

TheNext44
05-23-2009, 11:46 PM
Taveras has the permanent green light. Dusty never gives him a go or stop signal. That was all Taveras being way too conservative.

It might be time to start giving him the go sign at the right times.

Falls City Beer
05-23-2009, 11:46 PM
Thanks....well, sorta. Good news would've been better of course. :O)

The bottom of the rotation is just begging for someone to step up and stabilize it. It's a revolving door of terrible right now.

Tony Cloninger
05-23-2009, 11:49 PM
That is exactly what i said but i guess my post was ignored. Dusty has no stop sign on Willie....he is his own man on the base paths.

Topcat
05-23-2009, 11:49 PM
Lincoln ! I smell doom! Doooooooooooooommmmmm I tell ya

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 11:50 PM
DeRosa flies out to right. 2 outs.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 11:53 PM
LaPorta walks on a pitch that looked like a strike.

_Sir_Charles_
05-23-2009, 11:54 PM
The bottom of the rotation is just begging for someone to step up and stabilize it. It's a revolving door of terrible right now.

I sort of agree. But it's still worlds better than last year. It's at least got the potential to be solid occasionally.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 11:54 PM
Valbuena fouls out to 3rd. 7-6 Indians mid 9th.

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 11:55 PM
Rosales, Bruce and Hernandez due up in the 9th.

Topcat
05-23-2009, 11:56 PM
Avoided the gas chamber there boys now go grab it by the throat and bring it home:thumbup:

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 11:56 PM
Kerry Wood in to pitch

Reds Fanatic
05-23-2009, 11:58 PM
Rosales leads off with a single to center.

11larkin11
05-24-2009, 12:00 AM
Eric Wedge looks like Johnny Gomes.

_Sir_Charles_
05-24-2009, 12:01 AM
OH MAN! Bruce JUUUUUUST missed one. Dang it.

redsfaninbsg
05-24-2009, 12:01 AM
Some nights it's not your night I guess.

Reds Fanatic
05-24-2009, 12:01 AM
Bruce just missed again flying out the track in right. 1 out.

CrackerJack
05-24-2009, 12:01 AM
Bruce needs to hit the weight room this off-season.

_Sir_Charles_
05-24-2009, 12:03 AM
Bruce seems to have a bit of Edwin in him. Gets really hot for a spell and really lost for a spell. Hopefully, experience will change that feature of his game.

Reds Fanatic
05-24-2009, 12:04 AM
Hernandez grounds into a 6-4-3 DP. Reds lose 7-6.

11larkin11
05-24-2009, 12:05 AM
Bruce seems to have a bit of Edwin in him. Gets really hot for a spell and really lost for a spell. Hopefully, experience will change that feature of his game.

Sure, he hasn't been hitting well at the plate, but two line drives to the wall isn't "lost"

TheNext44
05-24-2009, 12:09 AM
If Bruce had just one more piece of bacon this morning, the Reds would have won tonight.

alloverjr
05-24-2009, 12:15 AM
With Phillips potentially out at least tomorrow and a few off days coming up I'd send Bailey back down tonight and bring up a bat - preferrably a RH that can play CF.

traderumor
05-24-2009, 12:18 AM
I got home in time to see Bailey walk the bases loaded. In that inning, I still saw a nibbler, who is not confident that his stuff can consistently get guys out. Go back to AAA Homer, and please Reds, do not bring him back until he is ready to trust his stuff in the Major Leagues. There is nothing more pathetic than watching a pitcher who is afraid to get hit.

_Sir_Charles_
05-24-2009, 12:42 AM
Sure, he hasn't been hitting well at the plate, but two line drives to the wall isn't "lost"

I wasn't saying he is LOST right now. He's in a slump mainly caused by some poor luck. But he does go into periods where he does look lost.

westofyou
05-24-2009, 12:28 PM
Bruce seems to have a bit of Edwin in him. Gets really hot for a spell and really lost for a spell. Hopefully, experience will change that feature of his game.

Sounds like every player that starts in the league.

_Sir_Charles_
05-24-2009, 12:31 PM
I just finished watching all the video highlights from last nights game. That first dinger of Votto's just cracked me up. He hits the HR and then gets a couple of high fives. Once he reaches the dugout...he's ignored. It takes a few seconds of him getting ignored and then they mob him. Great stuff. :O)

Ron Madden
05-24-2009, 09:02 PM
Sounds like every player that starts in the league.


Marty has been pretty tough on Bruce all week. Lots of Fans like to repeat things Marty says. ;)