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Red in Chicago
05-27-2009, 07:16 PM
Houston
M. Bourn cf
M. Tejada ss
L. Berkman 1b
C. Lee lf
H. Pence rf
J. Keppinger 3b
E. Maysonet 2b
H. Quintero c
F. Paulino p

Cincinnati
W. Taveras cf
J. Hairston Jr. 2b
J. Votto 1b
L. Nix lf
J. Bruce rf
A. Gonzalez ss
A. Rosales 3b
R. Hanigan c
B. Arroyo p

fisch11
05-27-2009, 07:40 PM
No tarp for once, going to play on time. Break out the brooms!

BearcatShane
05-27-2009, 07:42 PM
Three straight lefties in the lineup. I haven't seen that in a while.

Ltlabner
05-27-2009, 07:48 PM
Three straight lefties in the lineup. I haven't seen that in a while.

The Indians led off with four lefties in a row last Friday night IIRC.

fisch11
05-27-2009, 08:11 PM
91% humidity...ball should carry well tonight.

_Sir_Charles_
05-27-2009, 08:12 PM
Lead off walk. Not exactly the start Bronson wanted.

_Sir_Charles_
05-27-2009, 08:15 PM
If those first 2 pitches to Tejada are going to be called balls...Bronson's in for a looooong night. Clearly strikes IMO.

_Sir_Charles_
05-27-2009, 08:16 PM
Sac fly in foul ground...1-0 Astros.

_Sir_Charles_
05-27-2009, 08:17 PM
Lee grounds out to Bronson to end the inning.

I'm heading out to dinner with the family so somebody will need to take over the PBP.

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 08:20 PM
Hairston homers! 1-1 game now.

Falls City Beer
05-27-2009, 08:23 PM
"Mr. Hairston, if you're nasty."

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 08:23 PM
Votto grounds out and Nix pops up to 3rd to end the first inning.

klw
05-27-2009, 08:24 PM
Hairston homers! 1-1 game now.

Perfect game gone, no-hitter gone, shutout gone!!!!

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 08:27 PM
Pence grounds to short. A-Gon bobbles it but still gets Pence in time as Votto scoops it. 1 out.

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 08:27 PM
Country Kepp hits a single over the middle.

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 08:29 PM
Hanigan easily throws Kepp out trying to steal second. 2 outs.

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 08:30 PM
Strike 3 called on Maysonet on 3-2 for the third out.

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 08:32 PM
Bruce flies out on 1-1 count. 1 out.

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 08:34 PM
A-Gon flies out to center.


Rosales strikes out on a check swing. 1-1 after two innings.

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 08:38 PM
Humberto Quintero leads off with a hit through the middle.

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 08:40 PM
Paulino sacrifices back to Bronson and Quintero moves to second. 1 out, runner on 2nd.

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 08:42 PM
Bronson K's Bourn on a 2-2 pitch that Bourn chased. 2 out, runner on 2nd.

WVRedsFan
05-27-2009, 08:42 PM
I'm pondering. What in the world were the Astros thinking by sending Keppinger to steal a base?

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 08:44 PM
Tejada grounds out softly to A-Gon who charges and easily tosses it to Votto for the third out.

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 08:46 PM
I'm pondering. What in the world were the Astros thinking by sending Keppinger to steal a base?
Probably testing the water in regards to Hanigan. Now they know better. :cool:

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 08:48 PM
Leadoff single right up the middle for Hanigan the MANIGAN.

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 08:49 PM
Bronson tries bunting but swings away at 0-2 and double play. 2 outs.

nate
05-27-2009, 08:50 PM
Taveras with the little league triple!

Degenerate39
05-27-2009, 08:51 PM
Please kick Berkman out of the game!

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 08:51 PM
Taveras bunts weakly but Quintero misses Berkman at 1st base and the ball goes all the way back, allowing Taveras to reach third.

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 08:52 PM
Hairston drives in his second run of the night! He hits a bouncing single over the shortstop. 2-1 Reds.

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 08:54 PM
Votto flies out to deepish left. Three outs.

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 08:57 PM
Berman pops up to third. One out.

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 08:58 PM
Lee hits a linedrive to Nix on 3-2 for the second out.

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 09:01 PM
Pence singles but then Kepp flies out to center for the 3rd out. Still 2-1 Reds.

Scrap Irony
05-27-2009, 09:02 PM
Hairston now over 800 OPS

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 09:03 PM
Nix quickly pops up to 2nd base for the first out.

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 09:03 PM
BRUUUUUUUUUUUUCE HOMERS. #13 on the year. 3-1 Reds.

Degenerate39
05-27-2009, 09:04 PM
Bruuuuuuuuuuuuce

membengal
05-27-2009, 09:04 PM
Hairston now over 800 OPS

He's been just simply outstanding since he put the effects of the flu behind him. Just like last year. Those of you who were arguing that he could repeat that goodness are proving correct. Which is awesome.

Caveat Emperor
05-27-2009, 09:04 PM
...and boom goes the dynamite. :)

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 09:06 PM
Thom and Cowboy discussing Cowboy's use of the phrase "Woooo that's good, that's hot, that's nice!" in southern drawl, reminding me of my very southern roommate my first year here at UNC Charlotte.


To get back to what you want to know, A-Gon grounds out to short for the 2nd out.

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 09:07 PM
Rosales K's. 3-1 Reds after 4.

Scrap Irony
05-27-2009, 09:08 PM
Bruce now also over 800 OPS.

Gallen5862
05-27-2009, 09:09 PM
Thanks for the PBP. Let's go Reds.

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 09:10 PM
Maysonet pops up to Hairston for the 1st out.

paintmered
05-27-2009, 09:11 PM
Just turned on the game. How's Arroyo looked tonight?

Caveat Emperor
05-27-2009, 09:12 PM
Maysonet pops up to Hairston for the 1st out.

Dare I say -- nothing cooking at the Maysonet?

paintmered
05-27-2009, 09:13 PM
Dare I say -- nothing cooking at the Maysonet?

http://instantcrickets.com/

membengal
05-27-2009, 09:13 PM
Just turned on the game. How's Arroyo looked tonight?

His good self has showed up. Good life on the fastball up around 87, able to locate it just up out of the zone like he likes, good sharp command of his array of breaking stuff. He's been good.

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 09:13 PM
Just turned on the game. How's Arroyo looked tonight?
Solid. One walk lead to a run but no other BB's and he's effective.


Quintero flew out to center and Paulino struck out looking for the third out.

Caveat Emperor
05-27-2009, 09:14 PM
http://instantcrickets.com/

Tough crowd. ;)

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 09:16 PM
Hanigan grounds out to second. One out.

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 09:17 PM
Bronson with (would you believe) a double!

nate
05-27-2009, 09:17 PM
Would anyone like to sign the "Cowboy schtick is officially old" petition?

Degenerate39
05-27-2009, 09:17 PM
Is it possible the Reds have the best batting starting rotation in baseball?

CTA513
05-27-2009, 09:17 PM
Just turned on the game. How's Arroyo looked tonight?

He started off bad by walking one of the fastest players in the majors, but he has been throwing up scoreless innings since.

Red in Chicago
05-27-2009, 09:18 PM
Would anyone like to sign the "Cowboy schtick is officially old" petition?

give me the cowboy any day of the week over george...

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 09:19 PM
Taveras strikes out but Quintero has to throw Taveras out at 1st after not catching it, so Arroyo moves to third. Hairston immediately grounds out to second though to end the inning. 3-1 Reds after 5 innings.

kbrake
05-27-2009, 09:19 PM
Is there a reason Brantley is stepping up his attacks on Adam Dunn more and more every night? I just don't get it. He is gone get over it and move on.

Caveat Emperor
05-27-2009, 09:20 PM
give me the cowboy any day of the week over george...

+1

All things considered, I'm loving the current broadcast setup. I like Thom and Cowboy on TV (where Cowboy doesn't have to do PBP), and I love Marty and Jim on the radio.

nate
05-27-2009, 09:21 PM
give me the cowboy any day of the week over george...

I'll take GG and his dulcet tones over...well...whatever it is that the Cowboy is doing to harsh my buzz, anytime!

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 09:23 PM
Bourn with a leadoff infield single as it Votto knocks it down but can't do anything after that.

Red in Chicago
05-27-2009, 09:23 PM
I'll take GG and his dulcet tones over...well...whatever it is that the Cowboy is doing to harsh my buzz, anytime!

george wouldn't approve of whatever type of buzz that you may have going on over there;)

membengal
05-27-2009, 09:23 PM
It's a good day for Jim Day when he interviews someone and the person doesn't flip off the entire watching audience.

Caveat Emperor
05-27-2009, 09:24 PM
The endlessly annoying Michael Born reaches on an infield single.

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 09:24 PM
It's a good day for Jim Day when he interviews someone and the person doesn't flip off the entire watching audience.
The ways that guy said "Peanuts" though made me think he was saying something else at first.

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 09:26 PM
Tejada flies out to center. 1 out, Bourn on first.

Caveat Emperor
05-27-2009, 09:27 PM
Tejada looked like he wanted to break his bat on the ground after that, but thought better of that.

Somewhere, there's a very worn-out therapist in Houston smiling.

Red in Chicago
05-27-2009, 09:27 PM
The ways that guy said "Peanuts" though made me think he was saying something else at first.

i heard it the same way as you tom:eek:

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 09:27 PM
Berkman grounds into a double play to end the inning! Still 3-1 Reds

Red in Chicago
05-27-2009, 09:28 PM
Arroyo working on his third nice start in a row...:beerme:

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 09:30 PM
Votto gets his first hit of the night, a single to left field.

lollipopcurve
05-27-2009, 09:31 PM
Nice turn by Gonzo. I know people are generally down on him, but I find him a joy to watch on defense. I consider him something of an aging master over there. Great SS actions.

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 09:33 PM
Nix K's swinging on a 3-2 pitch for the 1st out.

nate
05-27-2009, 09:34 PM
BRUUUCEEE!!!!! Wow!

Red in Chicago
05-27-2009, 09:34 PM
BRUUUUUUUUUCE

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 09:34 PM
BRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCE HOMERS AGAIN. 2 Run Shot! #14 on the year and now it's 5-1 Reds!

Caveat Emperor
05-27-2009, 09:35 PM
Jay Bruce: Slump bustin'. ;)

Degenerate39
05-27-2009, 09:35 PM
Bruce is amazing

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 09:36 PM
A-Gon lines out to 3rd base. 2 out.

Caveat Emperor
05-27-2009, 09:37 PM
Not that I needed another reason to like Rosales, but dude is rocking the Dave Matthews Band AB music. ;)

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 09:37 PM
Rosales grounds out to short for the 3rd out. 5-1 Reds after 6 innings.

remdog
05-27-2009, 09:38 PM
improbus I were talking in chat that this might be the perfect time to trade BA. (sarc alert) First the Reds survey all MLB cities where the women love a guy that rates in the top 10 listing of 'hunky' ballplayers, sings a little, has stringy blond hair, a boat in the Florida Keys and can pitch a bit.

Next, the Reds enroll him in dance lessons and use George Grande's connection to get Bronson on Dancing With The Stars.

JTM extends his singing contract and agrees to pay some of the new teams pickup of salary for access to supermarket shelf-space in his new city.

Then, the Reds trade Bronson for a SS and bring up Homer Bailey.

Only problem is, the city that best fits those demographics is Cincinnati, so we traded him to ourselves for another three years of Gonzo. :p:

Rem

nate
05-27-2009, 09:40 PM
Wow, 7th inning already. Fast game and Bronson's still in. Nice!

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 09:40 PM
Carlos Lee lines out to center for the first out.
Hunter Pence flies out to center for the second out.

cincrazy
05-27-2009, 09:40 PM
It's a good day for Jim Day when he interviews someone and the person doesn't flip off the entire watching audience.

This happened?

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 09:41 PM
Country Kepp grounds out to third. Super quick inning.

membengal
05-27-2009, 09:43 PM
This happened?

Yes.

Strikes Out Looking
05-27-2009, 09:44 PM
FYI--Chat is open

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 09:44 PM
Alberto Arias in to pitch for the Stros.

nate
05-27-2009, 09:45 PM
It seems like every time I've looked up, Hannigan is on base.

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 09:45 PM
Hanigan the Manigan singles over second base. One on, no outs.

membengal
05-27-2009, 09:45 PM
I am liking Arroyo to get the complete game and give the bullpen two full days off. Which would be really great timing if he can pull this off with Mil/StL/Chi after the off-day.

WebScorpion
05-27-2009, 09:46 PM
Wow, 7th inning already. Fast game and Bronson's still in. Nice!
He could go... all... the... way!

71 pitches after 7 innings for Bronson. His veteran presence is permeating the park tonight. ;)

nate
05-27-2009, 09:46 PM
I am liking Arroyo to get the complete game and give the bullpen two full days off. Which would be really great timing if he can pull this off with Mil/StL/Chi after the off-day.

Yep, I was just thinking that too.

lollipopcurve
05-27-2009, 09:46 PM
Arroyo with 71 pitches through 7.

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 09:47 PM
Arroyo can't put down the sacrifice and is out on strikes. 1 out, Hanigan on second.

Caveat Emperor
05-27-2009, 09:49 PM
Cowboy is kinda creeping me out tonight. Just sayin'...

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 09:49 PM
Willy T reaches deep down and singles to left. First and second, 1 out.

dsmith421
05-27-2009, 09:50 PM
Cowboy is kinda creeping me out tonight. Just sayin'...

Cowboy sounds like he may have dipped into Grandpa's Ol' Cough Medicine prior to the game.

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 09:51 PM
Hairston flies out to right. First and second with two outs for Votto.

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 09:53 PM
Reds strand two as Votto K's swinging. 5-1 after 7 innings.

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 09:55 PM
Maysonet grounds out to short. 1 out.

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 09:56 PM
Quintero grounds out to second. Two outs.

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 09:58 PM
Pinch hitter Jason Michaels pops up to third to end. 5-1 Reds after 7 1/2.

membengal
05-27-2009, 09:59 PM
This is Arroyo at his masterful best.

WebScorpion
05-27-2009, 10:00 PM
Holy Shnikeys, I blinked and missed the top of the 8th. Bronson is through 8 innings on 79 pitches. He's going to complete this one! :thumbup:

membengal
05-27-2009, 10:00 PM
He can complete this one and half of another one the way he is working tonite.

CTA513
05-27-2009, 10:01 PM
Holy Shnikeys, I blinked and missed the top of the 8th. Bronson is through 8 innings on 79 pitches. He's going to complete this one! :thumbup:

Astroszone can't be happy about that.

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 10:02 PM
Nix with his first hit of the night, a single back through the middle. One on, no out.

WebScorpion
05-27-2009, 10:02 PM
Now that Bruce has timed Paulino's 96 mph heater, he's gonna get some mid to low 80's stuff from this guy. :rolleyes:

Caveat Emperor
05-27-2009, 10:03 PM
Man -- if this offense could get Jay Bruce on track, it'd change a lot of dynamics about this squad going forward.

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 10:04 PM
BRUUUUUUUUUUUUUCE TRIPLES. Scores Nix, puts the Reds up 6-1 with still no outs and Bruce on 3rd.

Degenerate39
05-27-2009, 10:04 PM
I said it earlier. Bruce is amazing

membengal
05-27-2009, 10:04 PM
Bruce has been hitting too many linedrives to have the slump continue. Would be nice if he can be locked in through the next 10 or so games. He's fun to watch hit.

SirFelixCat
05-27-2009, 10:04 PM
Bruce is def. coming out of his slump. Wow, what a night!

mth123
05-27-2009, 10:04 PM
I said it earlier. Bruce is amazing

Just needed a day off.

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 10:05 PM
A-Gon taps one to 3rd. Bruce stays put and Gonzo is thrown out at first. One out, Bruce at third.

Caveat Emperor
05-27-2009, 10:06 PM
Marginally large AB for Rosales here -- would be nice to get him a base knock and an RBI to have positive things heading into the road trip.

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 10:08 PM
Bruce tries to score on a Rosales ground out and gets thrown out easily at home. 2 out, Rosales at first.

WebScorpion
05-27-2009, 10:08 PM
I said it earlier. Bruce is amazing That was a 79mph curve...after tagging two 96mph first pitch fastballs, that is one heck of an adjustment. :thumbup: Jay Bruce rocks!

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 10:10 PM
Hanigan the Manigan gets on base again with a walk.

11larkin11
05-27-2009, 10:10 PM
Hanigan walks. They fear Manigan!

corkedbat
05-27-2009, 10:12 PM
Speier was an opposing SS I really enjoyed watching.

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 10:12 PM
Bronson K's swinging. 6-1 Reds after 8 innings.

Caveat Emperor
05-27-2009, 10:13 PM
Gotta love seeing your starting pitcher batting for himself in the 8th.

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 10:16 PM
Bourn flies out to left. 1 out.

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 10:17 PM
Tejada doubles down the 3rd base line as Rosales just can't get to it. 1 out, runner on 2nd.

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 10:18 PM
Berkman flies out to center. 2 outs, runner at second.

Caveat Emperor
05-27-2009, 10:20 PM
Arroyo :clap:

Heck of a performance tonight.

Tom Servo
05-27-2009, 10:20 PM
Lee bounces out to short. Reds win 6-1 and Bronson Arroyo gets his 7th win with this complete game.

nate
05-27-2009, 10:20 PM
Excellent game by Arroyo!

SirFelixCat
05-27-2009, 10:20 PM
THAT was a gem, all around!

membengal
05-27-2009, 10:21 PM
That was just a joy to watch.

Strikes Out Looking
05-27-2009, 10:21 PM
Sweeps are sweet!

Gallen5862
05-27-2009, 10:23 PM
"And This One Belongs To The Reds." A complete game by Arroyo gives the Bullpen a much needed night off.

membengal
05-27-2009, 10:23 PM
6-3 homestand. Given the 1-2 start, that's, well, pretty awesome.

Puts them over.500 at home on the season for the first time as well.

AmarilloRed
05-27-2009, 10:23 PM
Great game by Bruce. 2 Hrs and a triple.

corkedbat
05-27-2009, 10:25 PM
Bronson has pitched some fabulous baseball and tonight was a joy to watch. I'd still like to see what he'd bring on the trade market. I know... I'm a horrible person. :evil:

dsmith421
05-27-2009, 10:27 PM
Good warm-up session for Arroyo, surely he can pitch Friday too.

WVRedsFan
05-27-2009, 10:27 PM
That was just a joy to watch.There's nothing else left to say. You said it all.

traderumor
05-27-2009, 10:40 PM
2:10 that is going to surely be in the top 5 for quickest games in this day and age.

Cecil Cooper is on the top of my "next to be fired" list. The Astros were hack-o-matic, looking like they just wanted to get out of town as quickly as possible.

Bruce, boy it would be a big boost to our fortunes on the upcoming roadtrip if he was heating up. You knew when he showed the warning track power on shots this weekend that he was getting close. Let's hope he can sustain a hot streak at just the right time.

traderumor
05-27-2009, 11:21 PM
One of the things that was fun about this sweep is that after 3 batters on Monday, Berkman had struck again, Wandy Rodriguez was on the mound to own us, and Brantley and Brenneman were attempting to make a story of the Ghosts of Astros Past.

Then we dropped a five spot on Wandy, and the ghosts quickly vanished. A very fun three days of baseball.

fisch11
05-28-2009, 12:37 AM
"And This One Belongs To The Reds." A complete game by Arroyo gives the Bullpen a much needed night off.

And with the off day, the bullpen will be extremely well rested for the road trip. Awesome stuff from Arroyo today! I still can't believe only Halladay has more W's since his Toronto massacre.

Falls City Beer
05-28-2009, 10:50 AM
One of the things that was fun about this sweep is that after 3 batters on Monday, Berkman had struck again, Wandy Rodriguez was on the mound to own us, and Brantley and Brenneman were attempting to make a story of the Ghosts of Astros Past.

Then we dropped a five spot on Wandy, and the ghosts quickly vanished. A very fun three days of baseball.

I was wondering: is this the first Reds' sweep of the Astros since 99?

Sea Ray
05-28-2009, 10:59 AM
I was wondering: is this the first Reds' sweep of the Astros since 99?

No we swept 'em in 2004

Sea Ray
05-28-2009, 11:00 AM
And with the off day, the bullpen will be extremely well rested for the road trip. Awesome stuff from Arroyo today! I still can't believe only Halladay has more W's since his Toronto massacre.

Did anyone even throw in our bullpen last night or was it quiet?

traderumor
05-28-2009, 11:03 AM
I can't imagine that the phone ever rang in the bullpen, unless it was to see if they needed anything--pizza, beer, peanuts, slippers.