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Red in Chicago
06-20-2009, 06:47 PM
Per Fay:
Willy Taveras cf
Jerry Hairston ss
Brandon Phillips 2b
Jonny Gomes lf
Ramon Hernandez 1b
Jay Bruce rf
Ryan Hanigan c
Adam Rosales 3b
Johnny Cueto p

vs. LH Clayton Richard (2-1, 3.76).

Red in Chicago
06-20-2009, 08:33 PM
So was there anything worth seeing at the pregame? The Sox feed only briefly showed Marty's introduction of Hank, Ali and Sugar Ray.

VR
06-20-2009, 08:37 PM
Fantastic coverage. What a tremendous atmosphere at the GABP.

BeBe Winans did a resounding version of the National Anthem
Great flag presentation and flyover by the Air Force
Frank Robinson 1st pitch short hops home....Doggy Perez w/ a great scoop.

The Reds players were really into it as well......perhaps a small taste of a World Series game for these young guys :)

A Johnny Cueto 1 hitter would be a great way to top it off.

BCubb2003
06-20-2009, 08:39 PM
I really like that Cincinnati is being showcased for this instead of past tensions (not to reopen them at all). It's a great night for Cincinnati and the Reds.

VR
06-20-2009, 08:44 PM
And they're off.

Cueto goes 3-0 on Podsednik....then battles back to get him to fly out to center.

Tony Cloninger
06-20-2009, 08:45 PM
Unis look great...but again...no one can talk to these guys to wear the socks correctly?

I forgot CHI had that color during that year.

VR
06-20-2009, 08:45 PM
Ramirez with a 2 hopper to JHJ at short, 2 down.

BCubb2003
06-20-2009, 08:47 PM
I wonder if the sleeveless jerseys feel weird if you're not used to it.

VR
06-20-2009, 08:48 PM
Pierzynski with a lazy fly to left. 3 down.

Milwaukie lost today, StL leads in the 8th vs. KC

TheNext44
06-20-2009, 08:50 PM
MLBtv did a great job covering the pregame festivities. Really had a post game feel to it.

VR
06-20-2009, 08:51 PM
Ladies and gentlemen, I present you with a leadoff, line drive single from Taveras.

TheNext44
06-20-2009, 08:51 PM
Single to center for Taveras

TheNext44
06-20-2009, 08:52 PM
Looks like Richard move to first is very close to a balk.

Brutus
06-20-2009, 08:52 PM
Holy.

Willy Taveras singled hard up the middle. Did I see that correctly?

VR
06-20-2009, 08:52 PM
They need to be running hard on Pierzynski.

TheNext44
06-20-2009, 08:53 PM
Hairston flies to left.

VR
06-20-2009, 08:54 PM
Homerun Hairston with a great longball swing, flies out to left.

Sox have a 96% FAIL rate on sb's this year.....not sure why they wouldn't be running.

TheNext44
06-20-2009, 08:54 PM
They need to be running hard on Pierzynski.

It'll be tough with Richard's balk/move. Some umps would call that.

TheNext44
06-20-2009, 08:55 PM
Taveras should just take off on first move by Richard. He has a high kick and long delivery.

Brutus
06-20-2009, 08:56 PM
The only two times Richard has used that slide step is on his offspeed pitches.

VR
06-20-2009, 08:56 PM
Not sure how that's not a balk. His foot clearly breaks the plane.

VR
06-20-2009, 08:57 PM
Walk to Phillips.

Double steal on the 1st pitch. Please.

VR
06-20-2009, 08:59 PM
WT is a world class base stealer. Pierzynski has thrown out 3 of 41 base stealers this year.

What is going on?

Brutus
06-20-2009, 08:59 PM
There is absolutely no reason they should not be running in this situation. With this slow delivery to home plate, and not holding Phillips at first, a double steal would be easy.

Reds Fanatic
06-20-2009, 09:01 PM
What hustle by Phillips. He scores from first on the wild throw to 3rd. 2-0 Reds.

sonny
06-20-2009, 09:01 PM
Yeah!
Two runs on a bad throw by AJ!

MrCinatit
06-20-2009, 09:01 PM
Oh my! Dangerous play that works out BIG for the Reds! Nice!

Red in Chicago
06-20-2009, 09:01 PM
Phillips runs through stop sign, but still scored!!

VR
06-20-2009, 09:02 PM
God bless America, Reds score two on a stolen base attempt.

Why didn't anyone suggest that here? :beerme:

Brutus
06-20-2009, 09:03 PM
God bless America, Reds score two on a stolen base attempt.

Why didn't anyone suggest that here? :beerme:

No doubt. What were we (not) thinking?

VR
06-20-2009, 09:03 PM
Very surprised Podsednik did not move to back that throw up at all.....cost them a run.

Gomes k's, two down.

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 09:07 PM
In regards to Willy not running earlier, did anybody watch Richard's move to first? He had like 3 or 4 different looks. Several of them were balks IMO, but he's pretty tough to get a read on.

VR
06-20-2009, 09:07 PM
Cueto gives up a leadoff single to Konerko.

VR
06-20-2009, 09:08 PM
In regards to Willy not running earlier, did anybody watch Richard's move to first? He had like 3 or 4 different looks. Several of them were balks IMO, but he's pretty tough to get a read on.

Tough indeed. I was perplexed why he wasn't running earlier from 2nd, when that move was useless.

Brutus
06-20-2009, 09:09 PM
In regards to Willy not running earlier, did anybody watch Richard's move to first? He had like 3 or 4 different looks. Several of them were balks IMO, but he's pretty tough to get a read on.

I was not all that upset at him not running from first. It was obvious he's tough to get a read on those moves. But those first few pitches from second, with Phillips on first and Konerko not holding him on, that was the time to go. Of course, they finally pulled the trigger so I have no complaints. Just FYI from the scouting end, Richard only used the slide step twice and both times it was on offspeed stuff. So the rest of this game, if I'm Cincinnati, I'm running this team to death.

BCubb2003
06-20-2009, 09:09 PM
Rosales looks like he's wearing 1864 style socks.

VR
06-20-2009, 09:10 PM
Lazy pop to short by Anderson for 1st out.

Line drive off of Hernandez glove (should have been caught)....Phillips gets the force at 2nd.


anyone watching on MLB network?

Reds Fanatic
06-20-2009, 09:10 PM
Anderson pops out to 3rd and Getz is out on a 3-4-6 FC as the ball pops out of Hernandez's glove, bounces off the runner is picked up by Phillips who throws to 2nd for the force out.

BCubb2003
06-20-2009, 09:11 PM
anyone watching on MLB network?

Yes. That was a heads-up play by Hernandez, Konerko and Phillips.

Reds Fanatic
06-20-2009, 09:11 PM
Lazy pop to short by Anderson for 1st out.

Line drive off of Hernandez glove (should have been caught)....Phillips gets the force at 2nd.


anyone watching on MLB network?
I just turned it over to MLB network. I assumed it would be blacked out locally but it is on.

VR
06-20-2009, 09:13 PM
Beckham with another lazy pop for out #3.

Cueto at 22 pitches through 2....after Podsednik takes him to 7 pitches for the 1st out. It's going to be a very long night for the Sox if they have no patience against Cueto.

Nice observation on the slide step Brutus, have to keep an eye on that one.

TheNext44
06-20-2009, 09:14 PM
Lazy pop to short by Anderson for 1st out.

Line drive off of Hernandez glove (should have been caught)....Phillips gets the force at 2nd.


anyone watching on MLB network?

I'm watching. They are interviewing Dusty now. Talking about his responsibility to win, due to the problems Jackie Robinson had in Cincinnati. He said it better than I just wrote it.

Lot's of interviews in between innings, good stuff.

Brutus
06-20-2009, 09:14 PM
BTW: Brandon Phillips now has more walks than strikeouts again. He's one of currently only 15 players in all of Major League Baseball (qualified players) that can say that.

VR
06-20-2009, 09:15 PM
Bruce K's for 1st out, nice breaking pitch.


Cincy gets the CR game next year, didn't realize that. :thumbup:

VR
06-20-2009, 09:16 PM
I'm watching. They are interviewing Dusty now. Talking about his responsibility to win, due to the problems Jackie Robinson had in Cincinnati. He said it better than I just wrote it.

Lot's of interviews in between innings, good stuff.

good, I'm switching over

corkedbat
06-20-2009, 09:16 PM
Ladies and gentlemen, I present you with a leadoff, line drive single from Taveras.

His value is as high as it will ever be! Trade him quick before he mis-plays a fly ball! :evil:

Love the throwbacks! My all-time favortie unis! :thumbup:

VR
06-20-2009, 09:17 PM
Hanigan with a shot into the 6 hole.

Reynolds calls a great defensive play.....Ramirez couldn't get a grip on it.

VR
06-20-2009, 09:18 PM
Rosales quickly get behind 0-2, then drills one to left that Podsednik track down.

corkedbat
06-20-2009, 09:20 PM
I miss the high stirrups. The solid red hose are a terriblle look

Reds Fanatic
06-20-2009, 09:20 PM
You would think if you worked on the MLB network you would know how to pronounce the names. Their one announcer just pronounce Cueto as Cooeto.

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 09:21 PM
Cueto strikes out...man, that was one of the funniest swings I've ever seen. LOL.

TheNext44
06-20-2009, 09:22 PM
good, I'm switching over

You do have to put up with Harold Reynolds, just to let you know.

VR
06-20-2009, 09:22 PM
Cooeto K's for out #3, Richard at 44 pitches through 2.

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 09:22 PM
His value is as high as it will ever be! Trade him quick before he mis-plays a fly ball! :evil:

Love the throwbacks! My all-time favortie unis! :thumbup:

How perfect would it be if Laynce Nix wore his like Klu. :O)

VR
06-20-2009, 09:25 PM
Deeeeewayne Wise can't catch on to Johnny's filth, 1 out on his 1st K.

corkedbat
06-20-2009, 09:26 PM
How perfect would it be if Laynce Nix wore his like Klu. :O)

It would be even better if the next time they go back to their regular unis, Lance rips his sleeves off on his way to the plate. :D

VR
06-20-2009, 09:26 PM
Richard with a pretty good swing on the ball, flies out to left for out #2.

VR
06-20-2009, 09:27 PM
Podsednik drills a hit to left, Gomes nearly kills himself trying to field it.

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 09:28 PM
You do have to put up with Harold Reynolds, just to let you know.

I guess I'm in the minority here. I like Reynolds.

VR
06-20-2009, 09:28 PM
Ramirez with a knock to center on the 1st pitch....runners on the corners for Konerko. edit/ Pierzynski

KoryMac5
06-20-2009, 09:30 PM
AJ looks like he could go postal at any minute. Imagine him and Gomes in a fight.

VR
06-20-2009, 09:30 PM
Cueto getting some good strike calls early so far.

Pierzynski k's....Johnny now at 40 pitches through 3.

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 09:31 PM
Cueto escapes the jam with a big strikeout. 2-0 Reds

BCubb2003
06-20-2009, 09:31 PM
Cueto getting some good strike calls early so far.

Pierzynski k's....Johnny now at 40 pitches through 3.

Yes, it seems like an unusually Reds-friendly strike zone tonight.

sonny
06-20-2009, 09:32 PM
Johnny's showing more and more poise with each start. I Likey.

VR
06-20-2009, 09:33 PM
Wily T is in the HOUSE!

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 09:33 PM
Taveras with a nice push bunt single, pitcher throws it away and then the RF'er bobbles it...Willy heads to third.

KoryMac5
06-20-2009, 09:34 PM
The Willy T comeback

VR
06-20-2009, 09:35 PM
Homerun Hairston flies to left again, WilyT scores from 3rd.

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 09:35 PM
Hairston with a flaired popout to left that scores Willy easily. 3-0 Redlegs.

Brutus
06-20-2009, 09:35 PM
Johnny's showing more and more poise with each start. I Likey.

He's really been earning his stripes. I can see where the 'young Pedro' comparisons have come in the past year. In terms of his approach, he looks like Pedro out there at times - from the way he pitches and his poise on the mound.

CTA513
06-20-2009, 09:35 PM
Its really nice of the White Sox to help the Reds score today.

:D

KoryMac5
06-20-2009, 09:35 PM
Willy T needs a curtain call from the fans

corkedbat
06-20-2009, 09:36 PM
The Willy T comeback

The WillyT Showxase :D

VR
06-20-2009, 09:37 PM
BP with a single to left, almost gets plunked running back to 1st, nice play to obstruct the throw with his body....lol.

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 09:37 PM
Nice catch by Reynolds on the play by Phillips. He clearly moved over to block that throw to save himself. Heady play there.

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 09:38 PM
Phillips really playing well tonight. Swipes second.

VR
06-20-2009, 09:38 PM
I actually don't mind Reynolds either. I like non-biased opinions on the game.


Phillips steals 2nd without a throw.

Should be stealing again on this pitch.

sonny
06-20-2009, 09:38 PM
Gomes could steal on this guy

VR
06-20-2009, 09:39 PM
Gomes could steal on this guy

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_LVJlJ-rg3-k/SdmqryG38qI/AAAAAAAAAz4/oYAdjMNJ-OE/s320/fat+guy+running.JPG

BCubb2003
06-20-2009, 09:39 PM
Heady play there.

Actually it was the other end, but still good.

VR
06-20-2009, 09:40 PM
Not sure why Phillips isn't running here.

HR Johnny Gomes. Hurray!

sonny
06-20-2009, 09:41 PM
Gomes wont have to steal! HR!



!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KoryMac5
06-20-2009, 09:41 PM
Gomes gets pumped on that homerun!

VR
06-20-2009, 09:42 PM
Hernandez pops out for out #2.

5-0 Reds lead in the 3rd inning. Some things never change. :beerme:

KoryMac5
06-20-2009, 09:42 PM
Have a feeling Ozzie is going to leave this kid out there to take his lumps tonight.

VR
06-20-2009, 09:43 PM
Good heavens, Jay Bruce hits a pea-rod that isn't at somebody!

2 out double!

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 09:43 PM
Bruce with a scorcher of a double. It's only a matter of time for Jay.

corkedbat
06-20-2009, 09:43 PM
Good to see for Jay, he needed that.

traderumor
06-20-2009, 09:44 PM
DeWayne Wise is really playing lazily in RF tonight. The error on the bunt and letting Bruce's ball roll without even an effort to cut it off.

VR
06-20-2009, 09:44 PM
Bruce had a couple good swings there ....then let ball 1 go by, pretty sure he swings at that 2 weeks ago. Hits a tough inside pitch for the double.

Hanigan grounds out to SS for out #3.

Richards at 65 pitches through 3.

KoryMac5
06-20-2009, 09:45 PM
DeWayne Wise is really playing lazily in RF tonight. The error on the bunt and letting Bruce's ball roll without even an effort to cut it off.

I imagine Ozzie will be discusing those plays with him in the near future.

traderumor
06-20-2009, 09:47 PM
Harold Reynolds is very bad as color man. He's almost driving me back to FSN.

CTA513
06-20-2009, 09:47 PM
DeWayne Wise is really playing lazily in RF tonight. The error on the bunt and letting Bruce's ball roll without even an effort to cut it off.

I'm surprised hes even in the majors.

VR
06-20-2009, 09:48 PM
I imagine Ozzie will be discusing those plays with him in the near future.

Podsednik did the same in not backing up that play in the 1st.

Konerko weakly grounds out to 3rd for the 1st out.

traderumor
06-20-2009, 09:48 PM
I'm surprised hes even in the majors.Given that, you would think he'd be giving a better effort.

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 09:49 PM
Harold Reynolds is very bad as color man. He's almost driving me back to FSN.

I guess it's just a matter of taste...because I think he's one of the best. I really enjoy him.

VR
06-20-2009, 09:49 PM
JHJ with a super duper play at short.....Anderson just beats it out.

WVRedsFan
06-20-2009, 09:50 PM
Absolutely love these uniforms. It's 1961 again and we're in first place...well, not quite, but the present uniforms are without style and make all the players look like ice cream salesmen or owners of a KFC franchise. Cincinnati Reds uniforms need to have lots of red on them--not white.
/soapbox off

traderumor
06-20-2009, 09:50 PM
Cueto is all over that inside corner and ump is giving it to him.

Getz being a little pest in this series gets a single.

VR
06-20-2009, 09:50 PM
Getz with a line drive single to right.

1st and 2nd w/ one out for Beckham.

VR
06-20-2009, 09:52 PM
Johnny showing frustration that he can't find the strike zone. Poise, son.

WVRedsFan
06-20-2009, 09:53 PM
so much for the shutout.

5-3

VR
06-20-2009, 09:53 PM
And then gives up a 3 run shot to the .156 Beckham.

sonny
06-20-2009, 09:53 PM
Beckham Bends one over the wall for a hR

VR
06-20-2009, 09:54 PM
I sure hope someone goes back and shows Johnny some video of that ab.
He was clearly shook up and pressing, despite leading 5-0.

Tony Cloninger
06-20-2009, 09:55 PM
Way to hand it back to them....to basically the equivalent of Taveras, Gonzalez and Rosales.

VR
06-20-2009, 09:56 PM
Richard gets pulled, Fields PHing.

VR
06-20-2009, 09:58 PM
Cueto K's Fields.....tough inning for him.

Reds Fanatic
06-20-2009, 10:00 PM
Carasco in to pitch

BCubb2003
06-20-2009, 10:01 PM
Stirrup fans go crazy.

Tony Cloninger
06-20-2009, 10:01 PM
Is he showing some actual White Sox as well?

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 10:02 PM
Is he showing some actual White Sox as well?

Yes, indeed. Brings back memories.

BCubb2003
06-20-2009, 10:03 PM
Black stirrups, almost as long as Frank Robinson's used to be, plus white socks underneath.

VR
06-20-2009, 10:03 PM
2 quick outs, the human juggernaut Wily Taveras now bats.

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 10:04 PM
Cueto grounds out. Taveras up. He's SHOCKINGLY 2 for 2 tonight.

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 10:05 PM
Taveras pops out. 1-2-3 inning for Carasco. 5-3 Reds after 4 full.

VR
06-20-2009, 10:05 PM
Taveras sees 6 pitches....then pops up on ball 4. 3 down.

Tony Cloninger
06-20-2009, 10:06 PM
He almost walked....but the Gods would not allow it.

Brutus
06-20-2009, 10:06 PM
He almost walked....but the Gods would not allow it.

Even God took a day to rest. I think he's done enough for tonight lol

Brutus
06-20-2009, 10:08 PM
Mark Sheldon just tweeted that Joey Votto walked in his third plate appearance tonight in Dayton. He's 1-for-2 with a Homer that Tom Groeschen reports cleared the stadium at Fifth Third.

VR
06-20-2009, 10:09 PM
Podsednik is ALL OVER Cueto. Jacks one foul....then follows up with a shot to right. 5-4 now.
Cmon Johnny, show us something here.

Red in Chicago
06-20-2009, 10:09 PM
Pods with a hr? Seriously:rolleyes:

VR
06-20-2009, 10:11 PM
Pods with a hr? Seriously:rolleyes:

1 every 100 in his career. Two consecutive off of Cueto....with the 1st being about 5 feet foul.

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 10:11 PM
In related news...the Reds lead is now 1. 5-4 Reds after the Posednick dinger. Single by Hernandez followed it up...put he's picked off.

VR
06-20-2009, 10:12 PM
I believe the Reds now lead the majors in pickoffs.

Red in Chicago
06-20-2009, 10:13 PM
Pierz with a golf swing home run. Very ugly outing tonight

mth123
06-20-2009, 10:13 PM
Cueto with gopheritis today.

WVRedsFan
06-20-2009, 10:13 PM
Cueto just blew a 5-run lead in two innings.

redsfaninbsg
06-20-2009, 10:13 PM
Ball is flying out of there tonight.

VR
06-20-2009, 10:13 PM
My goodness.....Pierzynski just hit a ball 2 inches off the ground 400 ft out to center. Tie game.

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 10:14 PM
And this ball game is tied up after the Pierzieksoielksky dinger.

RedsManRick
06-20-2009, 10:14 PM
Hmmm... maybe leaving in the injured pitcher who can't throw anything but a fastball and change in the game wasn't a great idea.

VR
06-20-2009, 10:14 PM
Cueto just blew a 5-run lead in two innings.

The runs should be charged to his head, not his arm.


He completely lost composure.

Tony Cloninger
06-20-2009, 10:14 PM
Really could have used a good pitching night with a good offensive night but with this team....that does not happen.

He just gave up a home run to Frank Taveras.

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 10:15 PM
I'd say Cueto was due for an off night. Herrera warming up.

Red in Chicago
06-20-2009, 10:15 PM
JHJ does not have an arm to be at shortstop.

Tony Cloninger
06-20-2009, 10:16 PM
Hmmmm....how do you know he is injured? Is this something you just figured out? Are you being serious or just loooking to bash Dusty on?

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 10:17 PM
Two out single off Cueto. He's clearly lost it IMO. Time to pull him.

RedsManRick
06-20-2009, 10:17 PM
Hmmmm....how do you know he is injured? Is this something you just figured out? Are you being serious or just loooking to bash Dusty on?

White Sox announcers (game is on CSN here in Chicago) have been talking about a blister problem since the 2nd inning. Notice the lack of sliders.

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 10:18 PM
Yep, Herrera in for Cueto.

BCubb2003
06-20-2009, 10:19 PM
Herrera is the anti-Coffey. A little guy who walks real slow to the mound.

WVRedsFan
06-20-2009, 10:19 PM
White Sox announcers (game is on CSN here in Chicago) have been talking about a blister problem since the 2nd inning. Notice the lack of sliders.You mean the crack Cincinnati press and announcers didn't get the memo?

Tony Cloninger
06-20-2009, 10:19 PM
My apologies if that is correct...... and beyond belief that another stupid injury shows up again.

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 10:24 PM
Herrera induces a ground ball to end the inning.

In regards to the blister thing...I did notice Johnny looking at his fingers after the first inning like there was something wrong when he was walking off the field at the end of the inning. Don't know if there's something to it...but there may be.

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 10:24 PM
Should be another error on the White Sox there on the 2nd baseman. Hairston being the beneficiary.

Kc61
06-20-2009, 10:27 PM
Herrera induces a ground ball to end the inning.

In regards to the blister thing...I did notice Johnny looking at his fingers after the first inning like there was something wrong when he was walking off the field at the end of the inning. Don't know if there's something to it...but there may be.

Dusty implied yesterday that the Reds aren't anxious to bring Bailey up again, that he's been rushed and needs to be ready this time. But if Cueto needs to miss a turn, with Maloney now at AAA, we're sure to see Bailey pretty soon.

I'd like to see Bailey stay at AAA as long as possible this year to keep building his confidence and refining his stuff, but if he comes up it sure will be interesting. He's been dominant at AAA lately.

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 10:27 PM
Brewers lost today.

Cards & Cubs both won.

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 10:29 PM
Phillips pops out to first. Hairston on first with 1 down. Gomes up.

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 10:30 PM
That obsessive hat readjusting that Gomes does is pretty ridiculous looking.

BCubb2003
06-20-2009, 10:31 PM
That obsessive hat readjusting that Gomes does is pretty ridiculous looking.

It's almost Casey-esque with the batting glove.

Red in Chicago
06-20-2009, 10:34 PM
somehow aj finds a way to actually gun down a runner...

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 10:34 PM
Perfect throw nails Hairston at 2nd. Gomes draws the walk.

Kc61
06-20-2009, 10:35 PM
Gomes to second on wild pitch. Hernandez needs to come through.

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 10:35 PM
passed ball moves Gomes to 2nd. Nearly a HBP.

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 10:37 PM
Ramon draws the walk. 1st & 2nd for THE Bruce.

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 10:38 PM
Ground out to short. End of the 5th...5-5.

Kc61
06-20-2009, 10:39 PM
Ground out to short. End of the 5th...5-5.

Pitcher was walking people all over the place, Bruce swings at first pitch and grounds to short.

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 10:41 PM
DRH still in. 1 pitch 1 out.

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 10:45 PM
I am loving all these old Red references. Frank Robinson in the booth, they're talking about Pinson, Klu, etc. Nice stuff.

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 10:46 PM
Masset warming up.

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 10:48 PM
Masset in for Danny after the walk. 1st & 2nd with 2 down.

Kc61
06-20-2009, 10:48 PM
Two on, two out for the Sox.

Herrera got squeezed on one pitch there.

Massett coming in. Hope he is better than last time when he was throwing the ball into the dirt.

Joseph
06-20-2009, 10:51 PM
Pathetic

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 10:51 PM
Crud. 3 run Ramirez dinger. 8-5 Sox now.

Kc61
06-20-2009, 10:52 PM
Sox up by three. Massett allows a three run jack on the first pitch.

I'd leave Massett out there for awhile to try to get on track, he's had some problems lately.

Inning over Reds trail by three. Ugh.

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 10:52 PM
Ground out to Masset to end the inning. Poor pitching tonight. A rare sight this year.

Red in Chicago
06-20-2009, 10:52 PM
Chicago's day (both north and south side) for comebacks I guess...sigh

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 10:57 PM
Dickerson with a rocket of a ground rule double to center.

oneupper
06-20-2009, 11:00 PM
Chicago's day (both north and south side) for comebacks I guess...sigh

You're there. Can't you tell them to stop it, please?

RedsManRick
06-20-2009, 11:00 PM
Taveras singles to shallow RF, Dickerson out at home by 5 feet.

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 11:00 PM
Taveras with a single to right, Dickerson tries to score, but is nailed at the plate on a great throw. End of 6 8-5 Sox.

Red in Chicago
06-20-2009, 11:01 PM
Wise with the throw of his life guns down dickerson at the plate...

Kc61
06-20-2009, 11:01 PM
Massett is showing signs of reverting to previous form or possibly injury. Last time he couldn't find the plate. This time, maybe to compensate, he grooved the first pitch. Frustrating because Herrera didn't pitch that bad and probably, in retrospect, had a better chance of getting the out.

Don't know why the Reds tried to score Dickerson on Willy T's third hit of the night. He was thrown out on a close play. It shouldn't have been close, Dickerson should have been stopped at third, but he made it pretty close with his speed.

Brutus
06-20-2009, 11:02 PM
How ironic. The day Tavares has got three base hits, the Reds have given up eight runs. Go figure.

Strikes Out Looking
06-20-2009, 11:05 PM
How ironic. The day Tavares has got three base hits, the Reds have given up eight runs. Go figure.

Believe it or not, that is the verse Alanis Morrisette cut from her song. I believe you can get it on a bootleg demo version.

Brutus
06-20-2009, 11:06 PM
Believe it or not, that is the verse Alanis Morrisette cut from her song. I believe you can get it on a bootleg demo version.

LOL

I need to get myself a copy of that.

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 11:06 PM
Ramon Hernandez could be a female gymnast with those splits. Jeez. That just looks PAINFUL. Great play though to end the inning. Reds playing some nice D tonight.

Kc61
06-20-2009, 11:08 PM
Reds need to take two of three this series. They are .500 on the road but have to win at home. If they lose tonight and tomorrow and split the homestand, it's a disappointment.

Reds also need to focus on Cueto. He didn't pitch that well last time either, although the runs were unearned. If he has a blister problem or whatever, they need to give him some extra rest and get him right, he's key.

Raisor
06-20-2009, 11:10 PM
Ramon Hernandez could be a female gymnast

Tonight's OUT OF CONTEXT THEATER~!

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 11:12 PM
Tonight's OUT OF CONTEXT THEATER~!

LOL. Dude, you MAKE these game threads. :O)

Lead off walk from Hairston. Quick SB on the first pitch to Phillips.

BCubb2003
06-20-2009, 11:12 PM
Harold Reynolds and the other guy disagree with each other more than any two announcers I've heard.

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 11:13 PM
Phillips with a soft liner for a single to right. 1st & 3rd.

Reynolds pulls a "Harriston" out of nowhere. :O)

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 11:14 PM
Harold Reynolds and the other guy disagree with each other more than any two announcers I've heard.

Seriously though, how often do you hear one of the booth guys say "No, you're just wrong. Wrong." I like that kind of back and forth that they've got tonight and on the MLB tonight shows.

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 11:16 PM
Wilkin Castillo PH'ing

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 11:17 PM
Another soft liner to score Hairston. CF'er bobbles the ball and Castillo reaches 2nd.

Big Klu
06-20-2009, 11:18 PM
Another soft liner to score Hairston. CF'er bobbles the ball and Castillo reaches 2nd.

Single and E-8, or double?

Kc61
06-20-2009, 11:19 PM
Wilkin Castillo has had a lot of nice hits last September and this season. I know he supposedly isn't very good, but he doesn't overswing, makes some contact, and has had some success. He's versatile. Not the worst guy for the 25th man.

CTA513
06-20-2009, 11:19 PM
The White Sox are playing like they don't want to win.

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 11:19 PM
Ramon with a single to left to score Phillips. 1st & 3rd with Bruce up.

BCubb2003
06-20-2009, 11:20 PM
The White Sox are playing like they don't want to win.

It's 1919 all over again.

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 11:20 PM
Single and E-8, or double?

Should've been a error...not sure on the offical score though.

Kc61
06-20-2009, 11:21 PM
Runners on the corners for the Reds, Bruce up against a lefty, no outs, Reds trail by one. Now Bruce down 0-2 and fouls one off.

Important at bat for Bruce here.

Ks.

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 11:22 PM
Bruce K's for the 1st out. 1st & 3rd with Hanigan up.

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 11:24 PM
I guess I never thought about it, but Hanigan leads all rookies in BA.

Pop out to center. Nobody advances. Good choice.

Big Klu
06-20-2009, 11:24 PM
Bruce K's for the 1st out. 1st & 3rd with Hanigan up.

Robbie in the booth with George and Chris breaks down Bruce's swing in two seconds. Think he would accept a job as hitting coach?

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 11:24 PM
Up to Rosales.

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 11:25 PM
Adam ground out to third. 8-7 Sox after 7.

Degenerate39
06-20-2009, 11:26 PM
The White Sox are playing like they don't want to win.

So are the Reds

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 11:27 PM
Box score is listing only 3 errors for the White Sox. They should have at least 5 tonight IMO.

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 11:28 PM
So are the Reds

Disagree completely. Reds are playing VERY well defensively and offensively. The pitching let them down with the gopher balls, but otherwise they've played VERY well.

Rhodes in.

Brutus
06-20-2009, 11:28 PM
So are the Reds

Other than the homers, the Reds are not playing bad baseball.

kaldaniels
06-20-2009, 11:28 PM
I guess I never thought about it, but Hanigan leads all rookies in BA.

Pop out to center. Nobody advances. Good choice.

Give him a few more weeks of regular AB's and he's a threat to be in the top 10 BA in the league. That said, I'm not sold on him until he is bumped up in the lineup...however, quite a pleasant suprise so far.

Tony Cloninger
06-20-2009, 11:29 PM
I hate 0 or 1 outs with a man on 3rd for the Reds....it's like 3rd and long with the Bengals defense. Almost no chance.

VR
06-20-2009, 11:30 PM
7 innings so far.....11 hits, 4 walks, 3 E's on the Sox, Cueto our starter.....and we're losing.

Brutus
06-20-2009, 11:30 PM
Give him a few more weeks of regular AB's and he's a threat to be in the top 10 BA in the league. That said, I'm not sold on him until he is bumped up in the lineup...however, quite a pleasant suprise so far.

121 At-bats
19 walks
11 strikeouts

Very impressive.

CTA513
06-20-2009, 11:30 PM
Trying to get a runner in from 3rd with less than 2 outs looks like I'm watching some former Reds bat.

Tony Cloninger
06-20-2009, 11:31 PM
Does Hanigan remind anyone of Kendall as a hitter?

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 11:31 PM
Beckham walks

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 11:34 PM
7 innings so far.....11 hits, 4 walks, 3 E's on the Sox, Cueto our starter.....and we're losing.

Cueto was not your normal Cueto tonight.

Rhodes bobbles the sac bunt...everybody safe. Should've been out I think.

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 11:35 PM
Thome PH'ing. 1st & 2nd with no outs.

E on Rhodes on the play.

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 11:36 PM
Big K there.

Big Klu
06-20-2009, 11:36 PM
George asks Chris if Jim Thome is a Hall-Of-Famer.

Chris says he doesn't think so.

George seems stunned.

Degenerate39
06-20-2009, 11:37 PM
Tonight would be a great night for a walk off homer

Degenerate39
06-20-2009, 11:37 PM
George asks Chris if Jim Thome is a Hall-Of-Famer.

Chris says he doesn't think so.

George seems stunned.

How is he not a Hall of Famer?

kaldaniels
06-20-2009, 11:38 PM
George asks Chris if Jim Thome is a Hall-Of-Famer.

Chris says he doesn't think so.

George seems stunned.

Does it make me as dumb as George when I say he is a sure thing HOF?

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 11:38 PM
Burton warming up.

Brutus
06-20-2009, 11:38 PM
Tonight would be a great night for a walk off homer

It's actually got that kind of feel to it.

Big Klu
06-20-2009, 11:39 PM
How is he not a Hall of Famer?

I'm just reporting the dialogue.

Degenerate39
06-20-2009, 11:39 PM
It's actually got that kind of feel to it.

Yeah all the back and forth runs. Looks like it may be a 3 run homer now though

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 11:39 PM
Single to right. 9-7

Red in Chicago
06-20-2009, 11:40 PM
Pods playing add on against the Reds. Very sad.

Big Klu
06-20-2009, 11:40 PM
Does it make me as dumb as George when I say he is a sure thing HOF?

Of course, George is also on record as saying that Yadier Molina is a future HOFer.

LincolnparkRed
06-20-2009, 11:40 PM
It's actually got that kind of feel to it.

Only if no one is on third when the chance comes

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 11:41 PM
Burton coming in. 1st & 3rd with 1 down.

CTA513
06-20-2009, 11:41 PM
Lots of pitching and defense on display tonight at GABP.

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 11:42 PM
Lots of pitching and defense on display tonight at GABP.

Actually I liked our D tonight. But if you meant overall from both teams...nevermind. :O)

Kc61
06-20-2009, 11:42 PM
Hope Reds knew what they were doing when they passed on Beckham in the draft last year. He's killed them tonight.

Degenerate39
06-20-2009, 11:43 PM
I'm just reporting the dialogue.

I know but honestly George shouldn't even have to ask the question if Thome is a HOFer or not

Tony Cloninger
06-20-2009, 11:43 PM
Had him 1 and 2....then started throwing all over the place. That pitch was almost at his shoulders.

Degenerate39
06-20-2009, 11:44 PM
Hope Reds knew what they were doing when they passed on Beckham in the draft last year. He's killed them tonight.

Beckham is who I would've picked honestly but unforunately the Reds don't ask my opinion.

kaldaniels
06-20-2009, 11:46 PM
I know but honestly George shouldn't even have to ask the question if Thome is a HOFer or not

As I said earlier, he is a sure thing HOF for me. That said...looking at his career numbers, I'm suprised to see his lack of recognition in ASG appearances and MVP voting.

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 11:46 PM
Double down the 3rd base line. 10-7

Ramirez is playing really well tonight.

toledodan
06-20-2009, 11:47 PM
burton coming in and getting hit yet again.

Kc61
06-20-2009, 11:47 PM
Burton gives up a double, 10-7, this one is fading away. Pitching staff with a rare clunker tonight, too bad because team had a five run lead.

Burton still is not the same pitcher as last year.

VR
06-20-2009, 11:47 PM
Ramirez was OPSing in the low 6's coming into this game.

CTA513
06-20-2009, 11:49 PM
burton coming in and getting hit yet again.

He was supposed to go to AAA a while ago until Volquez injured himself again.

Big Klu
06-20-2009, 11:50 PM
Pierzynski reminds me at the plate of Eddie Taubensee.

LINEDRIVER
06-20-2009, 11:50 PM
is Burton awake? or sleep walking?
hey Jared,
wake up and throw the ball. you look like a lazy and beaten man. where's the mentality?and you put your teammates to sleep between pitches.

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 11:52 PM
Konerko K's to end the inning. 10-7 Sox.

Kc61
06-20-2009, 11:52 PM
is Burton awake? or sleep walkling?
hey Jared,
wake up and throw the ball. you look like a lazy and beaten man. where's the mentality?and you put your teammates to sleep between pitches.

Take it easy on Jared, he's having a tough year. Strikeout to end the inning.

No, tonight is on Massett. Can't come in and give up a three run homer on the first pitch.

kaldaniels
06-20-2009, 11:55 PM
Take it easy on Jared, he's having a tough year. Strikeout to end the inning.

No, tonight is on Massett. Can't come in and give up a three run homer on the first pitch.

Eh, one pitch does not result in 10 runs. Everyone has been awful tonight.

Big Klu
06-20-2009, 11:55 PM
Take it easy on Jared, he's having a tough year. Strikeout to end the inning.

No, tonight is on Massett. Can't come in and give up a three run homer on the first pitch.

I think that tonight is on Cueto. Staked to a 5-0 lead, he gives up homers to a couple of judys, and fails to get through even five innings.

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 11:55 PM
Dickerson with a bloop single to right to lead off the inning.

Tony Cloninger
06-20-2009, 11:56 PM
Maybe Thome was your generic late 90's slugger...who everyone lumps into the steroid era full of big hitters. Like the middle 20's through the 30's.

Like a righty version of Dale Alexander or a Lefty O'Doul.

Big Klu
06-20-2009, 11:57 PM
Maybe Thome was your generic late 90's slugger...who everyone lumps into the steroid era full of big hitters. Like the middle 20's through the 30's.

Like a righty version of Dale Alexander or a Lefty O'Doul.

Except that Thome bats lefty.

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 11:57 PM
I also would kinda point to the pitching tonight. But I never really saw mistake pitches. We only allowed 2 walks so that wasn't really the failing. The defense was solid.

I kinda think we just have to credit the Sox hitters. They did an exceptional job tonight at the plate.

Taveras gets ROBBED on a great play by Getz.

VR
06-20-2009, 11:57 PM
Run Dickerson, Run.

_Sir_Charles_
06-20-2009, 11:58 PM
Dickerson swipes 2nd. Playing VERY aggressive tonight on the bases.

BCubb2003
06-20-2009, 11:59 PM
Except that Thome bats lefty.

Now see, that's how not-famous he is.