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Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 05:04 PM
Lineups from John Fay:



Reds

Willy Taveras 8
Jerry Hairston Jr. 5
Brandon Phillips 4
Ramon Hernandez 3
Jonny Gomes 7
Jay Bruce 9
Alex Gonzalez 6
Ryan Hanigan 2
Johnny Cueto 1

Nationals

Cristian Guzman 6
Nick Johnson 3
Ryan Zimmerman 5
Adam Dunn 7
Eilah Dukes 9
Willie Harris 8
Anderson Hernandez 4
Wil Nieves 2
Ross Detwiler 1

The Nationals are starting Detwiler (0-2, 5.23 ERA), not J. Zimmermann.

redsfaninbsg
06-09-2009, 08:04 PM
Are they going to get this game in?

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 08:06 PM
Rain delay tonight as there have been heavy storms in the DC area. Earliest they may start is after 8.

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 08:07 PM
The forecast is bad for this entire series but with this being the Reds only trip they will have to try to get it in.


Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 2am, then a chance of showers. Some storms could be severe, with large hail and damaging winds. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. West wind between 6 and 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Wednesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. North wind 5 to 8 mph becoming south. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Wednesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Southeast wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. South wind between 6 and 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Thursday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 68. Southwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming northwest. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tom Servo
06-09-2009, 08:08 PM
Stupid rainy Washington.


Atleast there's the draft to watch.

Degenerate39
06-09-2009, 08:27 PM
I enjoyed watching Griffey get number 600 on FSN. Couldn't help but smile when I watched the replay.

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 08:30 PM
Looking at this radar this delay is going to last quite awhile:

http://i.imwx.com/web/radar/us_dca_closeradar_plus_usen.jpg

Strikes Out Looking
06-09-2009, 08:34 PM
The rain has slowed down considerably by my house, which is about 15 miles west of the stadium.

Of course, with all this rain, my grass is going to be knee high by the time I get around to cutting it.

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 09:15 PM
From Fay:


They're taking the tarp off. It's still drizzling very lightly. They still haven't announced anything about when we'll start. But I heard a Nationals official say 8:50.

reds44
06-09-2009, 09:52 PM
And hereeeee weeee gooooo

reds44
06-09-2009, 09:53 PM
Taveras grounds ball 3 to 3rd for the 1st out

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 09:53 PM
Taveras grounds out to 3rd after a 1 hour 47 minute delay

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 09:55 PM
Hairston flies out to center

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 09:56 PM
Phillips grounds out to short. 0-0 mid 1st.

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 10:00 PM
Guzman lines a single to center.

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 10:01 PM
6-4-3 DP. Fantastic play by Gonzalez. 2 outs.

VR
06-09-2009, 10:01 PM
Fantastic play by Gonzalez. Wow.

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 10:02 PM
Zimmerman lines a single to center.

Degenerate39
06-09-2009, 10:04 PM
The Big Dunnkey walks

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 10:05 PM
4 pitch walk to Dunn. 1st and 2nd.

Matt700wlw
06-09-2009, 10:06 PM
Dunner!

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 10:08 PM
Dukes walks. Bases loaded.

Matt700wlw
06-09-2009, 10:08 PM
Cueto can't find the strike zone...

Tom Servo
06-09-2009, 10:10 PM
Gotta get Willie Harris out with bases loaded.

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 10:11 PM
Harris strikes out swinging. 0-0 after 1.

Ltlabner
06-09-2009, 10:12 PM
Willy Harris's last at bat....

http://failblog.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/fail-owned-shoveling-fail.jpg

Chip R
06-09-2009, 10:14 PM
Willy Harris's last at bat....

http://failblog.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/fail-owned-shoveling-fail.jpg


You're terrible. :lol:

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 10:15 PM
Hernandez strikes out. 1 out.

KoryMac5
06-09-2009, 10:15 PM
Didn't realize Dibble had become a National.

Falls City Beer
06-09-2009, 10:16 PM
Oddly, a team like the Nats--a good offensive team--is about the last kind of team the Reds need to play now, even with their crummy pitching. The Reds aren't going to score much no matter who the Nats throw at them. And the Reds pitching isn't so good as to be able to shut out a good offensive club.

Degenerate39
06-09-2009, 10:16 PM
Didn't realize Dibble had become a National.

Is he in the bullpen?

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 10:17 PM
Gomes strikes out swinging. 2 outs.

Falls City Beer
06-09-2009, 10:18 PM
Gomes is not your savior.

Tom Servo
06-09-2009, 10:19 PM
Bruce walks.

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 10:19 PM
Bruce walks.

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 10:20 PM
Gonzalez singles to right. 1st and 2nd.

Tom Servo
06-09-2009, 10:21 PM
MANGIAN delivers.

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 10:21 PM
Hanigan with a single to right. 1-0 Reds. 1st and 3rd.

Falls City Beer
06-09-2009, 10:22 PM
MANGIAN delivers.

Isn't he a Dragonball Z character?

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 10:22 PM
Cueto attempts a bunt but runs into the ball and is out. 1-0 Reds mid 2nd.

Chip R
06-09-2009, 10:25 PM
Is he in the bullpen?


They could use him.

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 10:26 PM
Hernandez pops out to 2nd. 1 out.

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 10:27 PM
Nieves lines out to 1st. 2 outs.

Tom Servo
06-09-2009, 10:29 PM
This interview is just awkward.

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 10:29 PM
Detwiler strikes out looking. 1-0 Reds after 2.

kaldaniels
06-09-2009, 10:30 PM
This interview is just awkward.

Second that.

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 10:34 PM
Taveras strikes out looking. 1 out.

KoryMac5
06-09-2009, 10:35 PM
Is he in the bullpen?

No Dibble is broadcasting for the Nationals now. Says he looks at himself as more a member of the Nationals than the Reds.

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 10:36 PM
Hairston strikes out looking. 2 outs.

oneupper
06-09-2009, 10:36 PM
This Detwiler fellow is a lanky kid.

VR
06-09-2009, 10:37 PM
This interview is just awkward.

"Have you ever seen a grown man naked?"

Falls City Beer
06-09-2009, 10:37 PM
This Detwiler fellow is a lanky kid.

Throws hard. For strikes too.

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 10:37 PM
Phillips grounds out to short on the first pitch. 1-0 Reds mid 3rd.

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 10:39 PM
Guzman grounds out to 2nd. 1 out.

Tony Cloninger
06-09-2009, 10:40 PM
I loved the Dibble brawls....that one in 1989 against Tim Tuefel was a doozy.

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 10:41 PM
Johnson flies out to center. 2 outs.

VR
06-09-2009, 10:41 PM
WT looks neither comfortable nor smooth in center.

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 10:44 PM
Zimmerman strikes out looking. 3 Ks. 1-0 Reds after 3.

VR
06-09-2009, 10:44 PM
JC gets the K to end it....51 pitches through 3.

If not for that Gonzo induced DP, he could be in really nasty shape right now. Let's hope he's in the groove now.

KoryMac5
06-09-2009, 10:44 PM
I loved the Dibble brawls....that one in 1989 against Tim Tuefel was a doozy.

Drilled him in the back with a 100mph fastball. I loved it when Sabo used to talk about that with him on ESPN radio.

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 10:46 PM
Dukes makes a leaping catch in foul territory.1 out.

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 10:48 PM
Gomes grounds out to 2nd. 2 outs.

Falls City Beer
06-09-2009, 10:48 PM
Can we get Darnell back?

I kid. Sort of.

Tom Servo
06-09-2009, 10:48 PM
The trivia question is who is the last remaining National who played for the Expos. Nick Johnson, right?

RedlegJake
06-09-2009, 10:49 PM
Someone needs to drive to Louisville and find Jonny's bat. He obviously left it there.

VR
06-09-2009, 10:50 PM
The trivia question is who is the last remaining National who played for the Expos. Nick Johnson, right?

gotta be

Falls City Beer
06-09-2009, 10:51 PM
Someone needs to drive to Louisville and find Jonny's bat. He obviously left it there.

Let's face it: Johnny Gomes' MLB career has been hanging by a thread for quite a while. This is probably the last or one of the last chances he's going to get.

Tony Cloninger
06-09-2009, 10:51 PM
Gomes has not played/started in 2 weeks right? Not the type of hitter who just walk up there and hit whenever...like Kevin Mitchell.

Boy.....this team could really use a Kevin Mitchell.


This pitcher has given up 20 runs in last 9 innings per the WAS announcers....so really....this Reds 1982 version of hitting....is a good tonic for him.

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 10:53 PM
Dunn lines out to right.

Dukes homers to left. Tie game 1-1.

Falls City Beer
06-09-2009, 10:54 PM
Gomes has not played/started in 2 weeks right? Not the type of hitter who just walk up there and hit whenever...like Kevin Mitchell.

Particularly troubling for Gomes because the best gig he's going to find is as a platoon guy. If he can't cut that, I don't expect a starting job to get turned over to him anytime soon...

VR
06-09-2009, 10:55 PM
Dukes one hands an outside pitch over left center. Yikes.

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 10:56 PM
Harris pops out to 2nd. 2 outs.

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 10:56 PM
Hernandez grounds out to 2nd. 1-1 after 4.

Falls City Beer
06-09-2009, 10:56 PM
Dukes one hands an outside pitch over left center. Yikes.

Right spot, straight as a pin fastball.

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 11:00 PM
Good hustle. Gonzalez with a bloop double to center. His 2nd hit tonight.

_Sir_Charles_
06-09-2009, 11:00 PM
Nice hustle by Gonzo to stretch a single into a 2 bagger!

Falls City Beer
06-09-2009, 11:01 PM
Nice hustle by Gonzo to stretch a single into a 2 bagger!

One thing Gonzalez can do is turn on a fastball, I don't care how hard it's thrown.

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 11:02 PM
Hanigan strikes out swinging. 1 out.

VR
06-09-2009, 11:03 PM
Fear the Cueto. 4 pitch walk.

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 11:04 PM
4 pitch walk to Cueto. 1st and 2nd.

redsfaninbsg
06-09-2009, 11:05 PM
4 straight balls and Taveras swings away at two pitches over his head.........

VR
06-09-2009, 11:05 PM
Why is Taveras swinging at high pitches out of the zone? Why? What does he think he's suddenly a power hitter?

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 11:05 PM
Taveras strikes out swinging. Why is he starting? 2 outs.

Ltlabner
06-09-2009, 11:06 PM
Why is Taveras swinging at high pitches out of the zone? Why? What does he think he's suddenly a power hitter?

http://failblog.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/bombfail.jpg

LoganBuck
06-09-2009, 11:06 PM
Taveras seems to have returned to form.

_Sir_Charles_
06-09-2009, 11:07 PM
Why is Taveras swinging at high pitches out of the zone? Why? What does he think he's suddenly a power hitter?

To be fair, gameday is showing all 3 pitches to Willy were strikes. But who knows which is right. But regardless...pitiful AB

VR
06-09-2009, 11:07 PM
StL loses, Brewers losing, Cubs rocking the Astros.


By the way....a 4 pitch walk to the pitcher preceded WT swinging at ball 1 and 2. Pffffft.

membengal
06-09-2009, 11:07 PM
Not gameday. The first two pitches were easily out of the zone high. No question.

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 11:07 PM
Hairston walks. Bases loaded for Phillips.

CarolinaRedleg
06-09-2009, 11:07 PM
And we're loaded for BP.

Let's make it hurt.

CTA513
06-09-2009, 11:08 PM
Pretty poor pitching by Detwiler this inning.
Now he has the bases loaded with Phillips coming up.
Grand slam time

LoganBuck
06-09-2009, 11:08 PM
Phillips coming up, is he going to deliver this time?

VR
06-09-2009, 11:09 PM
To be fair, gameday is showing all 3 pitches to Willy were strikes. But who knows which is right. But regardless...pitiful AB

I'm watching the game. They were 6 inches high, at best. After a 4 pitch walk to boot.

CarolinaRedleg
06-09-2009, 11:10 PM
That's how it's done!!!

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 11:10 PM
Phillips doubles down the right field line! 3-1 Reds!

nate
06-09-2009, 11:10 PM
BP with a seeing-eye single down the first base line! Two score!

Tony Cloninger
06-09-2009, 11:10 PM
Good hitting.....did not try to pull that like normal.....did what he needed to do against this guy.

VR
06-09-2009, 11:10 PM
My heart twitters when Brandon goes to right. Whoever got ahold of him in early May should be awarded a medal.

_Sir_Charles_
06-09-2009, 11:11 PM
BP comes thru in the clutch. 2 out 2 run double!

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 11:13 PM
Hernandez grounds out to the pitcher. 3-1 Reds mid 5th.

Tony Cloninger
06-09-2009, 11:13 PM
What if the person that got to him was Dusty Baker.....would you still do it? :p:

Tom Servo
06-09-2009, 11:16 PM
My heart twitters when Brandon goes to right.
Man, your heart has a Twitter? I guess everyone has one these days.

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 11:16 PM
Diving catch by Taveras!

_Sir_Charles_
06-09-2009, 11:17 PM
Nice play by Taveras for the first out of the inning

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 11:17 PM
Detwiler grounds out to Cueto.

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 11:18 PM
Guzman grounds out to 1st. 3-1 Reds after 5.

_Sir_Charles_
06-09-2009, 11:18 PM
Nice quick and efficient inning from Cueto. Around 10 pitches or so. (8 to be precise)

KoryMac5
06-09-2009, 11:20 PM
I think we can learn a lot about Cueto's makeup tonight by how these next few innings go. He has the Nats on the ropes now but does he have that killer instinct to go in for the knockout.

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 11:22 PM
Gomes singles to center.

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 11:25 PM
Bruce flies out to right. 1 out.

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 11:29 PM
Gonzalez lines out to left. 2 outs.

_Sir_Charles_
06-09-2009, 11:30 PM
Just out of curiosity, why is it that most everyone here says that Hanigan is still nothing more than a backup catcher (albeit a good one)? What is it about him that makes people think he doesn't have the stuff to be an everyday catcher?

I see a kid that's got a cannon for an arm, calls a great game & handles the staff VERY well, has great patience at the plate, great bat control, etc, etc. I just don't see why he should be considered "backup" material.

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 11:31 PM
Hanigan grounds into a 6-4 FC. 3-1 Reds mid 6th.

oneupper
06-09-2009, 11:31 PM
Just out of curiosity, why is it that most everyone here says that Hanigan is still nothing more than a backup catcher (albeit a good one)? What is it about him that makes people think he doesn't have the stuff to be an everyday catcher?

Not that I'm one of his detractors, but I think its the lack of power. Otherwise. OBP nice, defense fine.

nate
06-09-2009, 11:32 PM
Just out of curiosity, why is it that most everyone here says that Hanigan is still nothing more than a backup catcher (albeit a good one)? What is it about him that makes people think he doesn't have the stuff to be an everyday catcher?

I don't think "most everyone here" thinks that.

Although I'm not pleased about the circumstances that got him more starts, I like what I've seen so far; I want to see more.

_Sir_Charles_
06-09-2009, 11:34 PM
I don't think "most everyone here" thinks that.

Although I'm not pleased about the circumstances that got him more starts, I like what I've seen so far; I want to see more.

Okay, maybe not "most everyone" but more like the majority of the posts concerning him. It seems like when someone posts about him, they comment that he's doing well "for a backup".

Don't get me wrong, Hernandez is doing great too. It just seems like the backup comments make it sound as if he's not good enough to be an everyday player. And I just don't see that.

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 11:35 PM
Johnson leads off with a walk.

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 11:37 PM
Zimmerman grounds into a 4-6 FC. 1 out.

nate
06-09-2009, 11:39 PM
Okay, maybe not "most everyone" but more like the majority of the posts concerning him. It seems like when someone posts about him, they comment that he's doing well "for a backup".

I've seen a couple of those comments. It didn't seem like a "majority."


Don't get me wrong, Hernandez is doing great too. It just seems like the backup comments make it sound as if he's not good enough to be an everyday player. And I just don't see that.

The brother has 214-some major league plate appearances. For me, that's a start and not much else. All I can say now is I like what I see and I want to see more.

nate
06-09-2009, 11:42 PM
Is anyone else "spoiled" by Cueto? I mean, every game, I kind of expect him to go 6 and give up a run. As of right now, that's what he's done.

That, especially compared to previous years, is really good, right?

I almost feel dirty!

Almost.

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 11:42 PM
Dunn walks again. 1st and 2nd.

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 11:43 PM
Dukes grounds into a 6-3 DP. 3-1 Reds after 6.

nate
06-09-2009, 11:44 PM
Man, they had to order up some extra "O's" to describe the smoothness with which Gonzo made that DP.

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 11:44 PM
94 pitches for Cueto through 6.

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 11:48 PM
Cueto strikes out swinging and Taveras strikes out for the 3rd time tonight.

fisch11
06-09-2009, 11:49 PM
Willy T. having a rough night....looking Patterson esque! :D

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 11:49 PM
Hairston singles to left.

dsmith421
06-09-2009, 11:50 PM
Taveras is one more game like this away from a sub-.300 OBP. Jeez.

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 11:50 PM
Phillips grounds into a 6-4 FC. 3-1 Reds mid 7th.

nate
06-09-2009, 11:50 PM
George and Chris speculating that Willy T might still be hurt or hurt something making the catch earlier.

_Sir_Charles_
06-09-2009, 11:50 PM
Hairston singles to left.

Is it just me or are the Reds getting more 2 out hits than usual this year?

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 11:53 PM
Harris grounds out to 2nd. 1 out.

nate
06-09-2009, 11:54 PM
Is it just me or are the Reds getting more 2 out hits than usual this year?

Maybe so!

With 2 outs:

2009: .242/.341/.395/.736
2008: .229/.321/.371/.692

_Sir_Charles_
06-09-2009, 11:55 PM
George and Chris speculating that Willy T might still be hurt or hurt something making the catch earlier.

He was clutching at his hand after that catch...but that was after his first 2 pitiful AB's. No, I think he's just still struggling like he has been since that Arizona series.

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 11:56 PM
Hernandez strikes out looking. 4 Ks. 2 outs.

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 11:57 PM
Nieves with a bloop single to center.

Reds Fanatic
06-09-2009, 11:57 PM
Willingham hitting for Bergman

_Sir_Charles_
06-09-2009, 11:57 PM
Bloop single. Cueto over 100 pitches...might be about time.

Yep, Rhodes up warming.

_Sir_Charles_
06-10-2009, 12:00 AM
This is probably the widest strikezone I've seen all year long. A good 3-6 inches off the plate is a strike tonight.

Reds Fanatic
06-10-2009, 12:00 AM
Willingham strikes out looking. 5 Ks. 3-1 Reds after 7.

Reds Fanatic
06-10-2009, 12:01 AM
That is 111 pitches for Cueto so that should be it for tonight. He struggled with his control some tonight but still a good start: 7IP, 1ER, 4H, 4BB, 5K.

reds44
06-10-2009, 12:01 AM
Yeah, he's good.

Reds Fanatic
06-10-2009, 12:02 AM
Villone in to pitch

Reds Fanatic
06-10-2009, 12:04 AM
Hernandez fouls out to 1st. 1 out.

Reds Fanatic
06-10-2009, 12:05 AM
Gomes singles to center.

Reds Fanatic
06-10-2009, 12:07 AM
Bruce strikes out looking. 2 outs.

Reds Fanatic
06-10-2009, 12:07 AM
Gonzalez flies out to right. 3-1 Reds mid 8th.

Reds Fanatic
06-10-2009, 12:10 AM
Double switch. Rhodes in to pitch. Dickerson in to play left.

Reds Fanatic
06-10-2009, 12:12 AM
Guzman homers to left. 3-2 Reds.

Tom Servo
06-10-2009, 12:12 AM
Uh-oh. A chink in King Arthur's armor.

Reds Fanatic
06-10-2009, 12:13 AM
Johnson strikes out looking. 1 out.

redsfaninbsg
06-10-2009, 12:15 AM
This game has just been weird, no feel to it. It's like I'm watching a high school game on tv. No life in the stadium or the players on either side.

Reds Fanatic
06-10-2009, 12:16 AM
Zimmerman lines a double to left center.

toledodan
06-10-2009, 12:16 AM
This game has just been weird, no feel to it. It's like I'm watching a high school game on tv. No life in the stadium or the players on either side.



no life in rhodes either.:rolleyes:

VR
06-10-2009, 12:17 AM
Cueto getting some very good calls tonight....that's very good to see.

Yet another great outing by Johnny....against a very tough lineup. :thumbup:

Tom Servo
06-10-2009, 12:19 AM
Rhodes K's Dunner looking!

redsfaninbsg
06-10-2009, 12:19 AM
Glad Dunn was his typical self there.

Reds Fanatic
06-10-2009, 12:20 AM
Dunn strikes out looking. Reds are getting the benefit of an extremly wide strike zone.

Degenerate39
06-10-2009, 12:20 AM
Glad Dunn was his typical self there.

Also be glad that looked like it was a foot outside

Tony Cloninger
06-10-2009, 12:20 AM
It's the 8th inning....time for the umpires zone to start jumping around.

Should have been 2 and 2 to Zimmerman.....but that pitch to Guzman was it bad or did he just hit a good pitch.

CTA513
06-10-2009, 12:21 AM
Also be glad that looked like it was a foot outside

:beerme:

People would be complaining if that was against a Reds hitter.

Reds Fanatic
06-10-2009, 12:22 AM
Weathers in to face Dukes

Homer Bailey
06-10-2009, 12:23 AM
You bring in your best pitcher here. And that man is not David Weathers.

TeamBoone
06-10-2009, 12:23 AM
This game has just been weird, no feel to it. It's like I'm watching a high school game on tv. No life in the stadium or the players on either side.

Looks like there's only about 100 people in the park... could be part of the reason.

Reds Fanatic
06-10-2009, 12:24 AM
Good job by Weathers. Dukes strikes out swinging. 3-2 Reds after 8.

dsmith421
06-10-2009, 12:24 AM
Big pitch by Tackleberry there. Grumpy Old Men get the hold.

KoryMac5
06-10-2009, 12:26 AM
You bring in your best pitcher here. And that man is not David Weathers.

I thought the same thing but knowing the batter was Dukes I think Weathers was definitely the right choice to face him.

KoryMac5
06-10-2009, 12:27 AM
Big pitch by Tackleberry there. Grumpy Old Men get the hold.

Like the nickname for the pen. :thumbup:

Reds Fanatic
06-10-2009, 12:28 AM
Mike MacDougal in to pitch.

Hanigan grounds out to 2nd.

Reds Fanatic
06-10-2009, 12:29 AM
Dickerson lines a single to center.

Reds Fanatic
06-10-2009, 12:30 AM
Taveras grounds into a 4-6 FC. 2 outs.

VR
06-10-2009, 12:30 AM
Taveras found 1st base!

Reds Fanatic
06-10-2009, 12:32 AM
Taveras is caught stealing 2nd. 3-2 Reds mid 9th.

dsmith421
06-10-2009, 12:32 AM
Like the nickname for the pen.

Just the set-up guys, Herrera looks like he's about 11.

Oh, and it's Willy Taveras screwing up again. What a surprise.

redsfaninbsg
06-10-2009, 12:32 AM
Taveras found 1st base!

Couldn't find second.

TeamBoone
06-10-2009, 12:32 AM
I believe the tag was made to the base rather than the runner. I don't think that's legit, is it?

VR
06-10-2009, 12:32 AM
Running on 2-0? Really?

Reds Fanatic
06-10-2009, 12:33 AM
Cordero coming in to face:

Harris, Hernandez and Nieves

Reds/Flyers Fan
06-10-2009, 12:33 AM
Willie Tavares is as useful as a sunroof on a submarine

KoryMac5
06-10-2009, 12:34 AM
Willy T was brought in for speed, thought he might steal 65 bases this season. Unfortunately I doubt Willy gets to 30 the way he has been going. Baker needs to transition him to the bench.

Reds Fanatic
06-10-2009, 12:36 AM
Harris grounds out to 2nd. 1 out.

redsfaninbsg
06-10-2009, 12:36 AM
Please just end this game, honestly this might be the most boring professional sporting event I've ever watched. It's like the only people there are drunks howling at the moon.

dsmith421
06-10-2009, 12:37 AM
Willie Tavares is as useful as a sunroof on a submarine

I will never understand why the Reds brass thought he was such a priority addition this summer. The guy has added value to his team in one partial season--2006--due to an abnormally high BA. Yeah, he's a good fielder and baserunner but he doesn't hit enough to justify a roster spot, let alone being paid $6M and leading off everyday.

Tony Cloninger
06-10-2009, 12:38 AM
Bark at the moon!

Reds Fanatic
06-10-2009, 12:38 AM
Hernandez just swung at ball 4 and grounds out to 2nd. 2 outs.

redsfaninbsg
06-10-2009, 12:41 AM
OMG, haha.

VR
06-10-2009, 12:41 AM
Kearns OPs'ing under .500 over his last 100 ab's. Yikes

Tom Servo
06-10-2009, 12:41 AM
Ears is not happy.

Degenerate39
06-10-2009, 12:41 AM
I'm glad were benefitting from the umpiring for once

Reds Fanatic
06-10-2009, 12:41 AM
Kearns strikes out looking. Reds really got some gift calls tonight. That pitch was low. Reds win 3-2. :beerme:

redsfaninbsg
06-10-2009, 12:42 AM
I guess the ump was tired of this game too.

dsmith421
06-10-2009, 12:42 AM
Shades of 1906 as the Washington team gives the umpire a ration of manure from the dugout (including several audible expletives) after the game is over.

Nice to be on the smiling side of an incompetent plate ump for once.

toledodan
06-10-2009, 12:43 AM
I'm glad were benefitting from the umpiring for once


i agree. it was about as bad as the game in san diego.

Tom Servo
06-10-2009, 12:44 AM
Please just end this game, honestly this might be the most boring professional sporting event I've ever watched. It's like the only people there are drunks howling at the moon.
I take it you missed Sunday's game? This was like Game 7 of the World Series compared to that game.

VR
06-10-2009, 12:44 AM
Two bonus outs on ball 4 pitches. They'll take it. Very big momentum win.....Reds 2.5 out and in 2nd place.
Hard to imagine where they could be with a healthy Votto and EE....and getting WT to the pine.

KoryMac5
06-10-2009, 12:45 AM
Eckstein screaming at the ump "Your terrible, that call was terrible". It was an awful call but when you have won only 14 games on the year things don't go your way.

oneupper
06-10-2009, 12:45 AM
I guess the ump was tired of this game too.

That was a contender vs non-contender call. It's been a while since I see one for the benefit of our guys.

TeamBoone
06-10-2009, 12:47 AM
Eckstein screaming at the ump "Your terrible, that call was terrible". It was an awful call but when you have won only 14 games on the year things don't go your way.

Doesn't matter. They should call it right.

Bob Borkowski
06-10-2009, 12:47 AM
Reds 2.5 out and in 2nd place.


Yep, and Cubs and Cards are 2.5 out as well.

Caveat Emperor
06-10-2009, 12:50 AM
Good recovery by Cueto after an awful first inning.

At least the Reds won to salvage an otherwise "Eh..." day for Reds fans, what with the uninspiring draft choices the team made tonight.

Tom Servo
06-10-2009, 12:51 AM
Yep, and Cubs and Cards are 2.5 out as well.
Pssh details.



2nd place! :D

kaldaniels
06-10-2009, 01:38 AM
Two bonus outs on ball 4 pitches. They'll take it. Very big momentum win.....Reds 2.5 out and in 2nd place.
Hard to imagine where they could be with a healthy Votto and EE....and getting WT to the pine.

Holy cow. 3-way logjam for 2nd place.

Ron Madden
06-10-2009, 05:32 AM
Please just end this game, honestly this might be the most boring professional sporting event I've ever watched. It's like the only people there are drunks howling at the moon.

Boring?

No my friend, the cold gray days during the off season are boring.

;)

Ron Madden
06-10-2009, 06:08 AM
Willy T was brought in for speed, thought he might steal 65 bases this season. Unfortunately I doubt Willy gets to 30 the way he has been going. Baker needs to transition him to the bench.



Chris Dickerson could acquire more bases and avoid more outs than Taveras does, while playing a better defensive CF. (JMHO)

:)

oneupper
06-10-2009, 10:11 AM
Chris Dickerson could acquire more bases and avoid more outs than Taveras does, while playing a better defensive CF. (JMHO)

:)

So, it seems. And WT isn't much of platoon player either: lifetime OPS vs LHP: .647 and vs RHP .660.

cumberlandreds
06-10-2009, 10:30 AM
. It's like the only people there are drunks howling at the moon.

That's just your typical southeast Washington DC citizen you are hearing. :)

Considering the economy its not surprisng that the Gnats are starting to struggle at the box office. The economy hasn't been hit as hard in this area as some other areas of the country. But it still has had an effect. With as bad as they have been people just don't won't to spend their extra money on a really bad baseball team.

Ltlabner
06-10-2009, 11:22 AM
Chris Dickerson could acquire more bases and avoid more outs than Taveras does, while playing a better defensive CF. (JMHO)

:)

Golly...seems to me we've heard that somewhere before?

Unassisted
06-10-2009, 11:34 AM
Considering the economy its not surprisng that the Gnats are starting to struggle at the box office. The economy hasn't been hit as hard in this area as some other areas of the country. But it still has had an effect. With as bad as they have been people just don't won't to spend their extra money on a really bad baseball team.

I was amused by the commercial the Nats broadcast ran during the game where the "fan" enthuses about the "big game" where the Nats knocked the Mets out of first place last September. At least they're being honest about their lack of success.