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Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 08:49 PM
Lineups:


Reds (27 - 24)
3rd in NL Central
Cardinals (30 - 22)
1st in NL Central

Starting Lineup

Name AVG HR RBI SB
1. J Hairston Jr., 3B .262 7 16 4
2. C Dickerson, CF .240 2 8 2
3. B Phillips, 2B .280 9 37 4
4. J Bruce, RF .220 14 30 3
5. R Hernandez, 1B .282 3 21 1
6. L Nix, LF .278 4 13 0
7. R Hanigan, C .319 1 4 0
8. P Janish, SS .300 0 3 0
9. J Cueto, P .143 0 1 0

Starting Lineup

Name AVG HR RBI SB
1. S Schumaker, 2B .306 3 16 1
2. C Duncan, LF .256 4 27 0
3. A Pujols, 1B .339 16 45 7
4. R Ludwick, RF .248 8 27 2
5. R Ankiel, CF .222 2 11 0
6. Y Molina, C .268 3 17 3
7. J Thurston, 3B .268 1 15 3
8. K Lohse, P .250 0 1 0
9. B Ryan, SS .268 0 3 4

Starting Pitcher
Name W L ERA* WHIP K
J Cueto 4 3 2.53 1.04 50

Starting Pitcher
Name W L ERA* WHIP K
K Lohse 4 3 3.98 1.20 38

Chip R
06-03-2009, 09:08 PM
Centerfielder doesn't lead off. :confused:

Chip R
06-03-2009, 09:15 PM
Oh, that George: "This ASG will be the 5th one hosted by St. Louis. They've already hosted 4." :rolleyes:

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 09:16 PM
Hairston strikes out swinging. 1 out.

Screwball
06-03-2009, 09:16 PM
Hairston was fooled badly on that strikeout pitch.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 09:17 PM
Loshe known for being up and down. Well, he had a good outing last time out...so that means that we shell him tonight, right? riiiiiiight? :O)

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 09:18 PM
Infield hit for Dickerson.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 09:20 PM
Dickerson is picked off by Molina. 2nd time that has happened this series.

Chip R
06-03-2009, 09:20 PM
And he gets picked off by Molina.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 09:21 PM
Our team baserunning has really surprised me as to how mediocre it's been. I really thought we had the makings of a fantastic running team.

Lack of aggression, not keeping their heads in the game, picking poor spots to run, very few hit & runs. Depressing considering the athletes on this club. Who's in charge of that aspect of the game as far as the coaching staff goes?

CTA513
06-03-2009, 09:22 PM
Pretty easy inning for a guy who was having forearm problems

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 09:22 PM
Phillips grounds out to 3rd. 0-0 mid 1st.

Screwball
06-03-2009, 09:23 PM
Lohse made it look easy there in the 1st. Not one ball even remotely hit hard, fair or foul. He's pretty tough when he spots his fastball like he is right now.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 09:23 PM
Our team baserunning has really surprised me as to how mediocre it's been. I really thought we had the makings of a fantastic running team.

Lack of aggression, not keeping their heads in the game, picking poor spots to run, very few hit & runs. Depressing considering the athletes on this club.
That play with Dickerson is a lack of concentration. Molina known for doing that has already done it this series and Dickerson gets caught and it wasn't really close.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 09:24 PM
That play with Dickerson is a lack of concentration. Molina known for doing that has already done it this series and Dickerson gets caught and it wasn't really close.

Yep, I agree. But it's happened a LOT more than it should this year. Do the Reds have a running coach?

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 09:25 PM
Nice leaping catch by Hairston.

Screwball
06-03-2009, 09:25 PM
Shew, great snag by Hairston.

GoReds33
06-03-2009, 09:26 PM
Yep, I agree. But it's happened a LOT more than it should this year. Do the Reds have a running coach?I believe that's Billy Hatcher.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 09:26 PM
Duncan strikes out swinging. 2 outs.

Screwball
06-03-2009, 09:26 PM
Good depth on that slider to get Duncan swinging.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 09:27 PM
Pujols singles to left.

Big Klu
06-03-2009, 09:27 PM
Oh, that George: "This ASG will be the 5th one hosted by St. Louis. They've already hosted 4." :rolleyes:

Thanks, Captain Obvious!

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1302/1238471216_3c9f47364d.jpg?v=0

Chip R
06-03-2009, 09:27 PM
Here's a flash: Pujols gets a hit.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 09:28 PM
I believe that's Billy Hatcher.

Isn't Eric Davis on the staff too? He'd be a pretty decent choice too I'd think. (not that Hatcher wasn't a good baserunner in his own right).

Degenerate39
06-03-2009, 09:28 PM
Here's a flash: Pujols gets a hit.

Alert the media!

Screwball
06-03-2009, 09:29 PM
I wish Pujols would'e made an out just so I wouldn't have to hear how great and awesome he is. From Reds announcers. Yeesh.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 09:29 PM
I haven't seen that very often from Cueto this year. He's been pretty good at keeping an eye on baserunners. Pujols could've walked over to 2nd there. Good thing it was foul.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 09:30 PM
Another nasty pitch. Ludwick strikes out swinging. 0-0 after 1.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 09:32 PM
Bruce flies out to left on the first pitch.

Screwball
06-03-2009, 09:32 PM
Bruce working the count. Oh wait, wait...

At least he hit it well though.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 09:32 PM
Eventually, Bruce simply HAS to snap out of it, right? He hit another one right on the nose...and right at a defender. 1 down.

GAC
06-03-2009, 09:33 PM
chat is open!

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 09:33 PM
*sigh* 3 pitches...2 outs. Come ON guys!

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 09:33 PM
Hernandez grounds out to 3rd. 2 outs.

GAC
06-03-2009, 09:34 PM
Nix Hr #5

1-0 Reds

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 09:34 PM
NIX! :jump:

Screwball
06-03-2009, 09:34 PM
Nix unleashed on that one. Goodness.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 09:34 PM
Nix homers to right! 1-0 Reds

Degenerate39
06-03-2009, 09:34 PM
Strong like bull

TRF
06-03-2009, 09:35 PM
At this point, I think every Reds player should add an extra "y" to their first name.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 09:36 PM
MANigan at it again. Smoked a double to left

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 09:36 PM
Hanigan doubles to left.

Screwball
06-03-2009, 09:37 PM
Hanigan just continues to rake. Stand up double.

TRF
06-03-2009, 09:37 PM
Ryayn Hanigan doubles.

see what I did with the extrra "y" there. that's called a theme.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 09:37 PM
Trainers out to look at Loshe.

TRF
06-03-2009, 09:37 PM
Lets go Pauyl!

Big Klu
06-03-2009, 09:38 PM
At this point, I think every Reds player should add an extra "y" to their first name.

Toniyght's liyneup:

Jeyrry Hairston
Chriys Dickerson
Brayndon Phillips
Jayy Bruce
Raymon Hernandez
Laynce Nix
Ryayn Hanigan
Payul Janish
Joyhnny Cueto

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 09:39 PM
Janish lines out to left. 1-0 Reds mid 2nd.

Screwball
06-03-2009, 09:39 PM
Janish got robbed. Lohse is lucky he only gave up 1 run that inning.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 09:39 PM
Dang it. Nice snag by Duncan to rob Janish of a hit & a run. But, the good guys get on the board. 1-0 Reds middle of 2.

redsmetz
06-03-2009, 09:39 PM
Toniyght's liyneup:

Jeyrry Hairston
Chriys Dickerson
Brayndon Phillips
Jayy Bruce
Raymon Hernandez
Laynce Nix
Ryayn Hanigan
Payul Yanish
Joyhnny Cueto

It just sort of begged for it.

Tom Servo
06-03-2009, 09:40 PM
Like I said yesterday, it looks like Nix is heating up. I love it.

TRF
06-03-2009, 09:40 PM
I totally read that as Javy Bruce

and a strange image of a thick mustache appeared before me.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 09:41 PM
The guys are making nice solid contact on Loshe. This could be a fun night.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 09:41 PM
Ankiel grounds out to 2nd on the first pitch.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 09:43 PM
LOL. Check out the umpire crew for tonight.

DerrYl Cousins
DJ ReYburn
Jim JoYce
Brian Runge....spoil sport.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 09:44 PM
Molina fouls out to 3rd. 2 outs.

Kc61
06-03-2009, 09:45 PM
The guys are making nice solid contact on Loshe. This could be a fun night.

Never overestimate the Reds offense.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 09:45 PM
I don't have video tonight....did Cueto tag him?

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 09:45 PM
Thurston grounds the ball off Hernandez, Cueto picks the ball up but missed the tag.

Big Klu
06-03-2009, 09:45 PM
George continues to gush over Molina. No George, I would not choose him as my catcher to start my team. I would prefer Brian McCann, Russell Martin, or Joe Mauer.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 09:45 PM
I don't have video tonight....did Cueto tag him?No it looked like he just missed

Kc61
06-03-2009, 09:45 PM
I don't have video tonight....did Cueto tag him?


Looked like the right call.

Screwball
06-03-2009, 09:46 PM
I don't have video tonight....did Cueto tag him?

Yeah, it was a lot closer than I thought at first though. Still shoulda been called an out.

Tom Servo
06-03-2009, 09:46 PM
Base hit for Lohse. Argh.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 09:47 PM
George continues to gush over Molina. No George, I would not choose him as my catcher to start my team. I would prefer Bruce McCann, Russell Martin, or Joe Mauer.
The sad thing is he never talks like that about our own catchers who are both doing a good job this year.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 09:47 PM
Lohse singles. 1st and 2nd.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 09:48 PM
Flyout to center ends the inning. 1-0 Reds after 2.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 09:48 PM
Pop out to Dickerson to end the inning. 1-0 Reds after 2

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 09:49 PM
George continues to gush over Molina. No George, I would not choose him as my catcher to start my team. I would prefer Bruce McCann, Russell Martin, or Joe Mauer.

I'll assume you mean Brian McCann....but of that group, I don't even think it's all that close. Mauer by a LARGE margin IMO.

Big Klu
06-03-2009, 09:49 PM
The sad thing is he never talks like that about our own catchers who are both doing a good job this year.

You're absolutely right. Ramon Hernandez is All-Star quality so far this season, and Ryan Hanigan has been the best #2 catcher in the league IMO.

Chip R
06-03-2009, 09:49 PM
Isn't Eric Davis on the staff too? He'd be a pretty decent choice too I'd think. (not that Hatcher wasn't a good baserunner in his own right).


He's a roving instructor in the minors.

Big Klu
06-03-2009, 09:49 PM
I'll assume you mean Brian McCann....but of that group, I don't even think it's all that close. Mauer by a LARGE margin IMO.

Yes, sorry...I'll edit it. :)

Tom Servo
06-03-2009, 09:51 PM
Beautiful bunt for a hit by Cueto!

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 09:51 PM
Bunt hit for Cueto. Cueto does a great job on those bunts to the right side with his speed.

Big Klu
06-03-2009, 09:51 PM
"Crazy Legs" Cueto with another bunt single!

Screwball
06-03-2009, 09:51 PM
Cueto. Push bunt. Awesome. :beerme:

Big Klu
06-03-2009, 09:53 PM
Cueto with the jacket on at 1B. I haven't seen a pitcher wear a jacket while baserunning in a long time.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 09:55 PM
Trainers out again...looks like they're gonna pull him.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 09:55 PM
Looks like Lohse is hurt. They are taking him out after that pitch which made the count 3-1 to Hairston.

Screwball
06-03-2009, 09:56 PM
Lohse gone. No surprise really as he's been absurdly wild in this AB to Hairston. Heck, Anthony Reyes thinks he's missing his spots badly.

Degenerate39
06-03-2009, 09:56 PM
I guess we'll get to see the whole bullpen tonight knowing LaRussa

dsmith421
06-03-2009, 09:57 PM
Remember when that complete moron Dan O'Brian went on 700 and encouraged Reds fans to come out to the ballpark "to see a player named Albert Pujols" and everyone agreed it was the most pathetic thing of all time? That's every night with George Grande. I can't even watch the Reds-Cardinals games any more. You'd think they were an unholy combination of the Yankees, Steelers, Canadiens, Barcelona and the Ghostbusters.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 09:58 PM
Blaine Boyer in for Loshe

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 09:58 PM
Blaine Boyer in to pitch.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 09:59 PM
Just saw that snag that Hairston made in the first...goodness! In on the grass too. Really nice defense there. I've been pleasantly surprised by Jerry's D this year. It was pretty mediocre last season, flat out solid thus far this year.

BCubb2003
06-03-2009, 10:00 PM
Tony La Russa is suing Twitter.com because someone was using his name and picture in an offensive parody.

Back to the game.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 10:00 PM
Hairston reaches on an error by Thurston. 1st and 2nd.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 10:00 PM
Ole! Right between the legs of Thurston.

Screwball
06-03-2009, 10:01 PM
Yeah, Thurston shoulda had it, but that ball was smoked by Hairston.

Kc61
06-03-2009, 10:01 PM
Thurston is shaky at third base. I would consider a bunt to third here. (Usually a home run when I suggest a bunt.)

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 10:02 PM
Brewers getting a little payback for last night. Up 9-1 in the 5th.
Houston up 3-0 in the 4th
Pirates PPD
Cubs up 2-1 in the 7th

Screwball
06-03-2009, 10:03 PM
BTW, tonight was the first game in the last 7 the Reds haven't allowed a run in the 1st inning.

Tom Servo
06-03-2009, 10:04 PM
Dickerson grounds into a double play. Blargh.

Screwball
06-03-2009, 10:04 PM
Yuck. That DP really hurts.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 10:04 PM
Dickerson grounds into a 6-3 DP. Runner on 3rd with 2 outs.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 10:04 PM
6-3 DP after Dickerson got a gift ball 3 call (should've been strike 3 according to gameday)

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 10:05 PM
Phillips singles to right. 2-0 Reds!

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 10:05 PM
BTW, tonight was the first game in the last 7 the Reds haven't allowed a run in the 1st inning.

Wow, really? Not sure how I've overlooked that.

HEY! Phillips with an RBI single to score Cueto! 2-0 Reds.

VR
06-03-2009, 10:05 PM
Right field Brandon! You did it!

He's been working very hard on that the last month...it's great to see the payoff.

Screwball
06-03-2009, 10:05 PM
The sting of that DP is numbed a little by the 2 out ribbie.

Tom Servo
06-03-2009, 10:06 PM
Tony La Russa is suing Twitter.com because someone was using his name and picture in an offensive parody.

Back to the game.
What a knuckleknob.

Tom Servo
06-03-2009, 10:06 PM
BP swipes 2nd.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 10:07 PM
Phillips swipes 2nd even WITH the pitchout. Nice jump.

uh-oh...re-injured his thumb?

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 10:07 PM
Phillips steals 2nd on a pitch out.

Kc61
06-03-2009, 10:07 PM
Phillips steals second despite pitch out. This guy is too exciting on offense to be a Red. Trade him immediately.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 10:08 PM
4 pitch walk to Bruce.

Tom Servo
06-03-2009, 10:08 PM
Bruce BB's. Hopefully Razor Ramon has a big hit in him here.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 10:08 PM
Bruce with a walk.

Hmmmm...take away that Dickerson DP ball in favor of the strike 3 that went uncalled?

PHILLIPS! Swipes third!

Tom Servo
06-03-2009, 10:08 PM
BP swipes 3rd.

Degenerate39
06-03-2009, 10:08 PM
Phillips showing Taveras how it's done

VR
06-03-2009, 10:08 PM
The sting of that DP is numbed a little by the 2 out ribbie.

Indeed....it's like a big ol' glass of lemonade after baling hay. Mmmmm.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 10:08 PM
Phillips steals 3rd and he would have been out but Thurston missed the tag.

Screwball
06-03-2009, 10:09 PM
Phillips ain't scared of Molina's arm at all.

GADawg
06-03-2009, 10:09 PM
i despise the Cards but it's cool to the name "Boyer" on the back of one of their jerseys!

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 10:09 PM
Phillips showing Taveras how it's done

Yep. With Taveras' wheels (when healthy) he should be running a TON more than he has been.

Big Klu
06-03-2009, 10:09 PM
Phillips steals 2nd on a pitch out.


BP swipes 3rd.

That's not possible. Don't you know that Yadier Molina is their catcher?

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 10:10 PM
Thurston tagged the dirt instead of Phillips.

VR
06-03-2009, 10:10 PM
Ramon will get a hit to right here.

Tom Servo
06-03-2009, 10:10 PM
Da Bad Guy delivers! Base knock up the middle. 3-0 Reds.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 10:10 PM
WOO HOO! 3-0 Reds. Single by Ramon! Bruce to 2nd.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 10:10 PM
Hernandez singles to center. 3-0 Reds!! 1st and 2nd.

VR
06-03-2009, 10:10 PM
Yep. With Taveras' wheels (when healthy) he should be running a TON more than he has been.

I'm guessing his hammy has been bothering him all year.

Screwball
06-03-2009, 10:11 PM
Ramon will get a hit to right here.

Terrible prediction. It was to center. :thumbup:

Mario-Rijo
06-03-2009, 10:11 PM
Thurston tagged the dirt instead of Phillips.

On the replay Brantley is talking about how he didn't tag him but he actually did get a piece of the forearm with the glove. But tough, actually near impossible for the ump to see from that angle.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 10:11 PM
Nix grounds out to 3rd. 3-0 Reds mid 3rd.

VR
06-03-2009, 10:11 PM
Terrible prediction. It was to center. :thumbup:

I'd bench him....but I'm old school. :)

Kc61
06-03-2009, 10:12 PM
What a trade the Reds made for Phillips. He's not a perfect player, but that was some display of hitting and baserunning. Almost woke me up.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 10:13 PM
i despise the Cards but it's cool to the name "Boyer" on the back of one of their jerseys!

Is Ken's number retired for the Cards? I would think it would be. Not sure though.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 10:14 PM
I'm guessing his hammy has been bothering him all year.

If that's true the Reds coaching staff should be PISSED. When you game is all about speed, that's the sort of thing you've simply GOT to disclose.

Screwball
06-03-2009, 10:14 PM
Nix grounds out to 3rd.

That ball was clobbered too. The Reds shouldn't stop scoring anytime soon.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 10:15 PM
On the replay Brantley is talking about how he didn't tag him but he actually did get a piece of the forearm with the glove. But tough, actually near impossible for the ump to see from that angle.

If that 3rd base ump had a "Y" in his name like he's supposed to, he would've seen it. :O)

GADawg
06-03-2009, 10:15 PM
[QUOTE=_Sir_Charles_;1884193]Is Ken's number retired for the Cards? I would think it would be. Not sure though.[/QUOTE
not sure...looks like they have most every number covered out there on the wall at first glance....I'm guessing our great-great-great grandchildren will be watching players with 3 digit numbers

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 10:15 PM
Schumaker flies out to left. 1 out.

VR
06-03-2009, 10:17 PM
If that's true the Reds coaching staff should be PISSED. When you game is all about speed, that's the sort of thing you've simply GOT to disclose.

Sounds like Dusty might be.


A real chance for the Reds to put some hurt on the Cards tonight with 6 innings of their bullpen, followed by a day game tomorrow. Let's hope they are patient to run up some pitch counts and can do some damage w/ the sticks.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 10:17 PM
Duncan singles to center. The ball went off Cueto's foot.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 10:18 PM
not sure...looks like they have most every number covered out there on the wall at first glance....I'm guessing our great-great-great grandchildren will be watching players with 3 digit numbers

I know his number was in the teens, I want to say 13 or 14. I guess I "could" google it...but jeez, that's like making an effort....can't have THAT. :O)

Screwball
06-03-2009, 10:18 PM
If that ball doesn't hit Cueto's leg, Duncan's out. Although I gotta wonder why Johnny threw him a 2 strike fastball there instead of the slider again.

Degenerate39
06-03-2009, 10:18 PM
How many baseball players are called by there first names? I don't think I've ever heard George call him by his last name. It's either Albert or Prince Albert

Big Klu
06-03-2009, 10:18 PM
Is Ken's number retired for the Cards? I would think it would be. Not sure though.

Yes. They retired #14 in 1984.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 10:19 PM
Yep, #14 Ken Boyer...number retired. I kinda figured it would be.

HokieRed
06-03-2009, 10:19 PM
Boyer's one of the very best, if not the best, players eligibile who's not in the Hall.

Screwball
06-03-2009, 10:20 PM
FSN has Cueto's heater around 89. Gameday has it at ~95. My eyes agree with Gameday.

GADawg
06-03-2009, 10:21 PM
Duncan is one of my least favorite players....both the "princes" are on my list too....Albert and Fielder

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 10:22 PM
FSN has Cueto's heater around 89. Gameday has it at ~95. My eyes agree with Gameday.FSN's gun has been slow a lot this year.

Tom Servo
06-03-2009, 10:22 PM
Cueto gets the great Pujols to line out.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 10:22 PM
Pujols lines out to left. 2 outs.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 10:23 PM
Merker guessing that Pujols has never had a 3 strikeout game in his career. I think I'd take THAT bet. But considering his game...it IS a possibility.

BCubb2003
06-03-2009, 10:24 PM
How many baseball players are called by there first names? I don't think I've ever heard George call him by his last name. It's either Albert or Prince Albert

Ichiro?

Big Klu
06-03-2009, 10:24 PM
Ichiro?

You mean that Suzuki fella who plays RF for the Mariners?

Screwball
06-03-2009, 10:24 PM
All sliders to Ludwick this AB...

GADawg
06-03-2009, 10:25 PM
Is Albert "as good off the field" as he is on the field?

Screwball
06-03-2009, 10:26 PM
Is Albert "as good off the field" as he is on the field?

Well, you know his story.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 10:26 PM
Ludwick grounds into a 5-4 FC. Good job by Hairston on a bad hop. 3-0 Reds after 3.

GADawg
06-03-2009, 10:26 PM
Well, you know his story.

heh heh glad I'm not the only one

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 10:27 PM
How many baseball players are called by there first names? I don't think I've ever heard George call him by his last name. It's either Albert or Prince Albert

Current? Or ever? Pete. Babe. The Mick. Of current ones, I can't think of many...Ichiro for sure.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 10:28 PM
Hanigan flies out to right on the first pitch. 1 out.

Screwball
06-03-2009, 10:28 PM
Cueto: 50 pitches, 36 strikes through 3.

Degenerate39
06-03-2009, 10:28 PM
Ichiro?

It's different for Ichiro though that's his surname. One of my asain friends explained to me why he goes by Ichiro but I forget what all he said.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 10:29 PM
Infield hit for Janish.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 10:30 PM
Cueto sacrifices the runner to 2nd. 2 outs.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 10:31 PM
Cueto's bunting has really impressed me this year. Sac #2 for the year....several for hits.

11larkin11
06-03-2009, 10:31 PM
I love Cueto's jog at a walking pace. He did it when he came home to score and on the bunt. No need to pull anything Johnny!

Tom Servo
06-03-2009, 10:32 PM
4-0 Reds! Hooray.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 10:32 PM
Hairston with a single to knock in Janish...Jerry goes to second on the throw.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 10:32 PM
Hairston singles to center. 4-0 Reds! Hairston goes to 2nd on the throw.

Screwball
06-03-2009, 10:32 PM
Another 2 out run. I think the Reds have more this year so far than all of last year.

Big Klu
06-03-2009, 10:32 PM
It's different for Ichiro though that's his surname. One of my asain friends explained to me why he goes by Ichiro but I forget what all he said.

Ichiro is his given name. Suzuki is his family name. (Suzuki is the second-most common family name in Japan.)

Kc61
06-03-2009, 10:33 PM
Hairston with two excellent defensive plays, reached on an error on a bullet shot down third, and an RBI single moving to second on the throw.

Reds really miss this guy when he doesn't play. They'll have to find a spot for him when EE reclaims third base.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 10:33 PM
Dickerson lines out to right. 4-0 Reds mid 4th.

CTA513
06-03-2009, 10:35 PM
Merker guessing that Pujols has never had a 3 strikeout game in his career. I think I'd take THAT bet. But considering his game...it IS a possibility.

Someone (Cardinals announcers?) was talking about this not that long ago and I think they said hes only had around 7 or 8 games with 3 strikeouts.

Screwball
06-03-2009, 10:36 PM
Hairston with two excellent defensive plays, reached on an error on a bullet shot down third, and an RBI single moving to second on the throw.

Reds really miss this guy when he doesn't play. They'll have to find a spot for him when EE reclaims third base.

Yep. He's pulled a Weathers on me. I've stopped doubting him and waiting for him to fail because of past (and present) peripherals, and have embraced the fact the guy just gets it done.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 10:36 PM
Ankiel flies out to left. 1 out.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 10:37 PM
Molina flies out to center on the first pitch. 2 outs.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 10:37 PM
Cueto rolling right now.

Screwball
06-03-2009, 10:38 PM
8 pitch inning for Cueto there. 58 on the night through 4.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 10:38 PM
Thurston flies out to center. An 8 pitch inning. 4-0 Reds after 4.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 10:39 PM
Economical 8 pitch inning for Joyhnny.

Screwball
06-03-2009, 10:42 PM
Brewers lead 9-5 in the top of 7 in Florida.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 10:42 PM
Bottom of 6th: Brewers 9 / Marlins 5 ... fish making a game of it.
Top of 9th: Cubs 2 / Braves 2 .... Cubs with bases jacked though.
Top of 6th: Rockies 4 / Astros 3

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 10:43 PM
Phillips grounds out to short. 1 out.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 10:44 PM
Bruce grounds out to short. 2 outs.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 10:44 PM
Crud. I just found out that Tiger Woods & Jack played a skins match today...I would've loved to have seen that. I've met Jack several times...he's one of my all time favorite sports figures. Shoot.

Screwball
06-03-2009, 10:45 PM
Bruce's 1-pitch ABs drive me crazy.

However, having just checked the numbers, maybe they shouldn't. Coming into tonight he was OPSing .983 when putting the first pitch in play. Still that will come down pretty significantly after tonight.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 10:46 PM
Hernandez grounds out to 2nd on a good play by Schumaker. 4-0 Reds mid 5th.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 10:48 PM
Cubs didn't score in the 9th though. Still 2-2, now in the bottom of the 9th.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 10:49 PM
Marty making fun of Boyer at the plate...and he almost doubles right as he says it. *whew*

dsmith421
06-03-2009, 10:50 PM
What is GG talking about? Bruce was nowhere near that ball. Nor did he cut anything off. Dude roped it down the line, it was eight inches foul, and it bounced into the stands.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 10:50 PM
Boyer strikes out looking. 3 Ks. 1 out.

Screwball
06-03-2009, 10:51 PM
What is GG talking about? Bruce was nowhere near that ball. Nor did he cut anything off. Dude roped it down the line, it was eight inches foul, and it bounced into the stands.

I was wondering that as well. I mean that was absolute nonsense from George.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 10:51 PM
Ryan with a 1 out single to right.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 10:51 PM
Ryan singles to right.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 10:54 PM
Schumaker grounds out to 2nd. Runner goes to 2nd. 2 outs.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 10:56 PM
Duncan grounds out to 2nd. 4-0 Reds after 5.

Screwball
06-03-2009, 10:57 PM
Does Chris Duncan remind anybody else of Mark McGwire at the plate? 'Cuz I'm just not seein' it.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 10:57 PM
76 pitches through 5 for Cueto.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 10:57 PM
Duncan grounds out to Brandon to end the inning. Good. Pujols leads off now.

4-0 Reds after 5.

Topcat
06-03-2009, 10:58 PM
Loving way Cueto's dealing it tonight, So pitch efficient to a outside shot at a complete game maybe :)

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 10:59 PM
Nix lines out to short. 1 out.

Screwball
06-03-2009, 10:59 PM
Nix hits the ball hard again but this one results in another line out.

PuffyPig
06-03-2009, 11:00 PM
Loving way Cueto's dealing it tonight, So pitch efficient to a outside shot at a complete game maybe :)


15 pitches per inning gives him about 7 innings, unless you want him to go 135.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 11:01 PM
Hanigan grounds out to 3rd. 2 outs.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 11:02 PM
Janish grounds out to short. 4-0 Reds mid 6th.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 11:02 PM
Quick 1-2-3 for Boyer there. Hmmm...he's starting to get into a bit of a groove (7 straight sat down). Need to make him throw from the stretch guys.

reds44
06-03-2009, 11:03 PM
The game thread has been a joy to read tonight boys. Thanks

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 11:04 PM
Any chance that has to do with us winning? Nah. *grin*

Screwball
06-03-2009, 11:04 PM
Quick 1-2-3 for Boyer there. Hmmm...he's starting to get into a bit of a groove (7 straight sat down). Need to make him throw from the stretch guys.

Still lots of hard hit outs off him. I'd have no problem if they left him in for 1 more. In fact I hope LaRussa does.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 11:04 PM
Astros just tied it up in the bottom of the 7th. 4 all.

11larkin11
06-03-2009, 11:05 PM
Everyone in the Reds lineup is 1-3, except for Bruce who is 0-2 with a BB, and Cueto who is 1-1

Screwball
06-03-2009, 11:06 PM
Man, bloop double for Pujols.

I guess that makes up for the rocket he hit that Nix snagged last time up.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 11:06 PM
Pujols with a ground rule double down the left field line.

11larkin11
06-03-2009, 11:06 PM
Quick 1-2-3 for Boyer there. Hmmm...he's starting to get into a bit of a groove (7 straight sat down). Need to make him throw from the stretch guys.

He always does, he doesn't have a wind-up;)

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 11:06 PM
Ground rule double by Pujols.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 11:07 PM
He always does, he doesn't have a wind-up;)

Hehe. Well, like I said...I don't have video tonight. :O)

Tom Servo
06-03-2009, 11:09 PM
Laynce Nix = Gold Glover!

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 11:09 PM
What a catch by Nix. Ludwick lined to left and Nix made a great running catch.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 11:09 PM
Nix with a diving catch to steal a hit....tries to double up Albert....just missed apparently. Baker out to argue? Well guys....did we get him?

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 11:10 PM
They are arguing that Pujols should have been out at 2nd.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 11:10 PM
Marty saying he was clearly out on the replay. Crud.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 11:11 PM
I think he was out. When Pujols slides in his legs go over Phillips leg. He never really touched the bag.

Topcat
06-03-2009, 11:11 PM
Awesome catch by Nix been a long time since we had a lf'er with that skill.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 11:11 PM
Ankiel pops up to Hairston for out #2.

reds44
06-03-2009, 11:11 PM
What a play by Nix!

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 11:11 PM
Ankiel pops out to 3rd. 2 outs.

Screwball
06-03-2009, 11:11 PM
Pujols about broke Phillips' leg.

reds44
06-03-2009, 11:11 PM
Wow he was out.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 11:12 PM
Ground out to short to end the inning. Nice. 4-0 Reds after 6.

Cyclone792
06-03-2009, 11:12 PM
Fantastic inning there by the Reds to get four outs.

Keep mowin'em down, Johnny.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 11:12 PM
It just hit me how dumb what George just said was. At one point he says Phillips never tagged Pujols. George he doesn't have to tag him.

11larkin11
06-03-2009, 11:12 PM
Well, Johnny gets a first pitch groundout, so the missed call by Joyce only makes Johnny throw one more pitch

Screwball
06-03-2009, 11:13 PM
What a play by Nix!

That's the kind of defensive play that wins you games. Huge, huge catch right there.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 11:13 PM
Molina grounds out to short. 4-0 Reds after 6.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 11:13 PM
Now the top of the 11th in Atlanta. cubs 2 braves 2
Bottom of 8th: Brewers 9 / Marlins 6
Bottom of 7th: Astros 4 / Rockies 4

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 11:13 PM
91 pitches for Cueto.

Topcat
06-03-2009, 11:14 PM
That's the kind of defensive play that wins you games. Huge, huge catch right there.

No kidding that was a sure double it it was not caught.

KoryMac5
06-03-2009, 11:14 PM
Cardinal announcers begging their team to make a trade. After watching this lineup for the last few days I would have to agree with them. Other than Pujols they really don't have much.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 11:14 PM
Cardinal announcers begging their team to make a trade. After watching this lineup for the last few days I would have to agree with them. Other than Pujols they really don't have much.
Looking at the rest of this lineup I am amazed anyone throws a strike to Pujols.

reds44
06-03-2009, 11:15 PM
Johnny is good.

VR
06-03-2009, 11:15 PM
Eh, I'm guessing Dunn comes nowhere near to making either the catch or the crazy throw to almost get him. And I'm not trying to knock Dunner, but Nix is really REALLY impressing.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 11:15 PM
Cueto quickly k's on 3 pitches. It's okay Johnny...you need the rest. :O)

Screwball
06-03-2009, 11:15 PM
Cardinal announcers begging their team to make a trade. After watching this lineup for the last few days I would have to agree with them. Other than Pujols they really don't have much.

A whole slew of guys came back down to Earth this year. Just wait 'til that hits their pitching staff.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 11:16 PM
Cueto strikes out looking.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 11:16 PM
Hairston flies out for the 2nd out.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 11:16 PM
Hairston flies out to center. 2 outs.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 11:17 PM
A whole slew of guys came back down to Earth this year. Just wait 'til that hits their pitching staff.

I can't agree enough with that. I see the same thing happening to the Brewers pitchers.

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 11:17 PM
Dickerson grounds out to 1st. 4-0 Reds mid 7th.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 11:18 PM
Boyer seems to be cruising. 10 straight now. 4-0 Reds middle of 7.

reds44
06-03-2009, 11:19 PM
Cardinals announcer (who I have on because I can't listen to GG) were talking about how, despite all the injuries, the Reds are playing with attitude. It was a compliment.

East to play with attitude when you're winning, but still good to hear.

_Sir_Charles_
06-03-2009, 11:20 PM
Despite thier struggles...it's still the Cubs I'm keeping my eyes on. They've got too much talent to sit at .500 for much longer....but I'd love it if they did. :O)

Reds Fanatic
06-03-2009, 11:20 PM
Thurston grounds out to short on the first pitch. 1 out.