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reds44
06-23-2009, 04:05 PM
Reds vs. Blue Jays:
Willy Taveras 8
Jerry Hairston 6
Joey Votto 3
Brandon Phillips 4
Jonny Gomes DH
Ramon Hernandez 2
Jay Bruce 9
Adam Rosales 5
Chris Dickerson 7


Micah Owings 1

PuffyPig
06-23-2009, 08:01 PM
I would have played Janish at SS and used the DH for his position.

Owings would hit for himself, and then we could have used a PH for the pitcher's spot as required.

Chip R
06-23-2009, 08:04 PM
I would have played Janish at SS and used the DH for his position.

Owings would hit for himself, and then we could have used a PH for the pitcher's spot as required.


Can't use the DH for anyone but the pitcher.

Raisor
06-23-2009, 08:06 PM
http://thm-a01.yimg.com/image/232d13cadc793b5c

Bob Borkowski
06-23-2009, 08:12 PM
Marty Brennaman is out of the broadcasting booth again tonight. He has been missing A LOT during this first half.

I wonder if the quantity of days off is scheduled before the season begins or if Marty might be having some kind of issue with his health.

VR
06-23-2009, 08:13 PM
Wily T K's looking.
JGH K's swinging.

JV in the box.

Raisor
06-23-2009, 08:14 PM
Marty Brennaman is out of the broadcasting booth again tonight. He has been missing A LOT during this first half.

I wonder if the quantity of days off is scheduled before the season begins or if Marty might be having some kind of issue with his health.

The stuff he puts in his hair is illegal north of the border.

Matt700wlw
06-23-2009, 08:14 PM
Great to have Votto back!

VR
06-23-2009, 08:14 PM
Votto looks good in there. Just saying.

His little brothers are in the dugout, very cool.

Raisor
06-23-2009, 08:14 PM
JV in the box.



CHIP! HE'S BACK!

JAVY is BACK!

PuffyPig
06-23-2009, 08:15 PM
Can't use the DH for anyone but the pitcher.


You are correct. I was getting mixed up in other (ameteur) leagues where the DH can be (and often is) used for other positions.

VR
06-23-2009, 08:16 PM
Tallet averages 3.69 k's per start.

He has 3 in the 1st vs. the Reds.

Raisor
06-23-2009, 08:17 PM
Tallet averages 3.69 k's per start.

He has 3 in the 1st vs. the Reds.

They're still under the average!

nate
06-23-2009, 08:18 PM
Chat is open, eh.

Falls City Beer
06-23-2009, 08:20 PM
This is very likely going to be a grade A beatdown of the Reds. A lefty that very few Reds have ever faced and Owings versus a tough offense.

BCubb2003
06-23-2009, 08:21 PM
One of the pre-game radio promos was asking fans whom they wanted in the All-Star game, and a group of people said in unison "Joey Votto-matic" so is this nickname beyond RedsZone?

Falls City Beer
06-23-2009, 08:22 PM
What's going on with Vernon Wells--he's in the crapper.

_Sir_Charles_
06-23-2009, 08:22 PM
One of the pre-game radio promos was asking fans whom they wanted in the All-Star game, and a group of people said in unison "Joey Votto-matic" so is this nickname beyond RedsZone?

I wouldn't read too much into that. That same promo has people saying "Adam Rosales" as the answer too. *shudders*

Raisor
06-23-2009, 08:23 PM
Chat is open, eh.

http://static.flickr.com/3009/2711559573_f5ce4ff26f.jpg

_Sir_Charles_
06-23-2009, 08:24 PM
This is very likely going to be a grade A beatdown of the Reds. A lefty that very few Reds have ever faced and Owings versus a tough offense.

Usually when we say that, those are the games the Reds win. It's against the Nats and the bottom feeders that we struggle with...for SOME unknown reason. I say we win tonight in a low scoring affair.

nate
06-23-2009, 08:24 PM
This is very likely going to be a grade A beatdown of the Reds. A lefty that very few Reds have ever faced and Owings versus a tough offense.

Ah, summertime and reruns.

VR
06-23-2009, 08:24 PM
They're still under the average!

Below average, your 2009 Reds offense :-)

Raisor
06-23-2009, 08:25 PM
Below average, your 2009 Reds offense :-)

Awesome, it's page two and we've already reached today's OUT OF CONTEXT THEATER~! moment.

Ltlabner
06-23-2009, 08:26 PM
Wily T K's looking.
JGH K's swinging.

You might just want to cut and paste that for subsequent innings to save yourself from carpel tunnel.

Falls City Beer
06-23-2009, 08:26 PM
Usually when we say that, those are the games the Reds win. It's against the Nats and the bottom feeders that we struggle with...for SOME unknown reason. I say we win tonight in a low scoring affair.

I agree, that does seem to be the case pretty often, though for the most part, the Reds have handled the lesser teams this season, until recently getting kicked around by crappy clubs like the White Sox and Royals.

Bob Borkowski
06-23-2009, 08:26 PM
No score after one.

Raisor
06-23-2009, 08:30 PM
No score after one.

Speak for yourself!

HIYO!

(That's for Eddie Mac).

VR
06-23-2009, 08:31 PM
Micah Owings is your June ERA leader. Who had his name in the pool?

reds44
06-23-2009, 08:31 PM
I agree, that does seem to be the case pretty often, though for the most part, the Reds have handled the lesser teams this season, until recently getting kicked around by crappy clubs like the White Sox and Royals.
I think saying the Reds were kicked around by the White Sox is a bit of a stretch.

Homer Bailey
06-23-2009, 08:31 PM
MLB Network just said there's some controversy in Toronto? Did I miss something?

reds44
06-23-2009, 08:33 PM
Phillips was safe.

reds44
06-23-2009, 08:34 PM
It is 1-0 Blue Jays.

GAC
06-23-2009, 08:35 PM
what a meatball pitch to Rolen. Geez!

chat is open!

Falls City Beer
06-23-2009, 08:41 PM
Micah Owings is your June ERA leader. Who had his name in the pool?

I'd say that should tell you all you need to know about the trajectory of this starting staff as a whole--and what it tells you ain't pleasing.

KoryMac5
06-23-2009, 08:41 PM
Hernandez looked upset with Owings on that Rios swipe.

VR
06-23-2009, 08:46 PM
Hernandez looked upset with Owings on that Rios swipe.

Let's hope Ramon doesn't revert to the guy that had 99 successful steals against him last year.

Bob Borkowski
06-23-2009, 08:47 PM
2-ZIP Jays after 2.

KoryMac5
06-23-2009, 08:48 PM
Owings with 31 pitches that inning, he goes deep with too many batters.

_Sir_Charles_
06-23-2009, 08:49 PM
Just a quick FYI. If you guys haven't read the stuff that Joey said at the press conference today before the game...you're missing out. Really great story IMO.

http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=blog07&plckController=Blog&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&plckPostId=Blog%3ae57bcc87-152a-4f72-96fb-cc08b1f396efPost%3a58c8eee8-d07c-4385-a763-79c01775b56c&sid=sitelife.cincinnati.com

guttle11
06-23-2009, 08:52 PM
The Legend Chris Dickerson breaks up the perfect game.

VR
06-23-2009, 08:53 PM
Aggravating. The Reds have seen garbage for starting pitching outside of Buerle in the last 10 days...and can't do anything with it.

KoryMac5
06-23-2009, 08:54 PM
Dickerson seems to have gotten things figured out 8 for his last 10ab's

Bob Borkowski
06-23-2009, 08:54 PM
Reds still trail 2-0...bottom of third.

_Sir_Charles_
06-23-2009, 08:54 PM
The Legend Chris Dickerson breaks up the perfect game.

I think that makes him 8 for his last 10. Mercy!

VR
06-23-2009, 08:55 PM
I think that makes him 8 for his last 10. Mercy!

That's great. Can we bat him lower than 9th? :)

Chip R
06-23-2009, 08:56 PM
That's great. Can we bat him lower than 9th? :)

He's our 2nd leadoff hitter.

KoryMac5
06-23-2009, 08:59 PM
Owings needed an easy inning here not a good start as Hill doubled. I think Micah may want to think about a move to the outfield at some point. He's an average pitcher who could be a very good hitter.

Chip R
06-23-2009, 09:00 PM
Why do the Reds even pitch to Rolen?

reds44
06-23-2009, 09:02 PM
We gon lose.

KoryMac5
06-23-2009, 09:03 PM
Jays batters are drooling over Owings stuff tonight.

VR
06-23-2009, 09:05 PM
Owings is a nibble-itis guy. When the nibbles catch the plate early in the count, life is good. When he gets behind, he's gotta groove em. Flashbacks from starters 1 through 5 in the dark years of 2001-2005

RedsManRick
06-23-2009, 09:06 PM
Tough when you're getting grounders but they're just finding holes. Not that Owings has been great, but like Harang Sunday, luck hasn't been on his side either.

VR
06-23-2009, 09:08 PM
Good time for a 2 run dinger Joey.....

VR
06-23-2009, 09:09 PM
Good time for a 2 run dinger Joey.....

or a 3 run dinger by Phillips.

RedsManRick
06-23-2009, 09:10 PM
Announcers talking about bunching speedy leadoff hitters to get the "flow of the offense going". Somebody needs to tell 'em that the "flow" of the offense is called getting on base, not running fast once you get there.

alloverjr
06-23-2009, 09:12 PM
Announcers talking about bunching speedy leadoff hitters to get the "flow of the offense going". Somebody needs to tell 'em that the "flow" of the offense is called getting on base, not running fast once you get there.

They run fast back to the dugout. Phillips. :)

BCubb2003
06-23-2009, 09:13 PM
Announcers talking about bunching speedy leadoff hitters to get the "flow of the offense going". Somebody needs to tell 'em that the "flow" of the offense is called getting on base, not running fast once you get there.

Just tell them, "You can't steal first," over and over. They understand that kind of talk.

Bob Borkowski
06-23-2009, 09:17 PM
3-0 Toronto Blue Jays going to the bottom of 4.

VR
06-23-2009, 09:23 PM
4-0 after a Barajas dinger. Surprised he could swing after nearly throwing his back out on strike one.

Falls City Beer
06-23-2009, 09:24 PM
Reds lining up to lose all three of these games. So much for Toronto being the team needing starting pitching. Oh, to have a Brian Tallet.

alloverjr
06-23-2009, 09:28 PM
Reds lining up to lose all three of these games. So much for Toronto being the team needing starting pitching. Oh, to have a Brian Tallet.

They did but they sent him to AAA.

mbgrayson
06-23-2009, 09:29 PM
With that K, Rosales is now below the Mendozo line at .198.

Falls City Beer
06-23-2009, 09:30 PM
They did but they sent him to AAA.

Yeah, they decided to pay Arroyo 11 mill a season.

VR
06-23-2009, 09:38 PM
Top of the 6th, runs coming up for the Reds.

nate
06-23-2009, 09:39 PM
Reds lining up to lose all three of these games. So much for Toronto being the team needing starting pitching. Oh, to have a Brian Tallet.

OK, Stillwell-angel.

VR
06-23-2009, 09:42 PM
Still not sure who told Taveras he should be swinging for the fences.

K's for the 1st out.

alloverjr
06-23-2009, 09:45 PM
Have you evr seen such a team of collective hacks?

Taveras makes me giggle.

VR
06-23-2009, 09:45 PM
Hairston watches Taveras k, trying to yack the changeup into the LF upper deck on each swing. Hey! I think I'll do the same!

Just being out-smarted, and that's no fun.


2 outs

Falls City Beer
06-23-2009, 09:47 PM
OK, Stillwell-angel.

The lesson here is the same one vis Taveras: don't overpay for what's readily available on the market.

VR
06-23-2009, 09:48 PM
Tallet ties his career high for k's (7), in the 6th inning.

CTA513
06-23-2009, 09:48 PM
Tallet ties his career high for k's (7), in the 6th inning.

:ughmamoru

alloverjr
06-23-2009, 09:48 PM
Votto K's and I believe the reds have 2 hits through 6.

Virginia Beach Reds
06-23-2009, 09:49 PM
How long till Brook Jacoby is the sacrificial lamb and is canned and we pray these guys suddenly become the Toronto Blue Hitting Machines? This type of baseball on offense is absolutely ridiculous.

Virginia Beach Reds
06-23-2009, 09:52 PM
7 K's to this tall soft tosser. How sad. What to do with Tavares? He hasn't a clue up there. Can we send him down to AAA?

VR
06-23-2009, 09:55 PM
It's amazing how much better the offense would have been tonight to put CDick in center leading off, and let Owings bat.

reds44
06-23-2009, 09:55 PM
It's amazing how much better the offense would have been tonight to put CDick in center leading off, and let Owings bat.
It probably wouldn't be that much better.

Falls City Beer
06-23-2009, 09:57 PM
It probably wouldn't be that much better.

Correct.

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 09:58 PM
Micah allowed to pitch to 100. Nice job Dust. 6-0 Scutaro homers

VR
06-23-2009, 10:00 PM
Dickerson plays that very poorly.
Hairston should have made the play on Barajas.

Pffft, nothing clicking tonight. All we need is a pickoff and we'll have the grand slam of putrid baseball. :)

Blitz Dorsey
06-23-2009, 10:04 PM
The Reds prove once again tonight they can make any lefty look great -- even very marginal pitchers like this guy the Jays threw out there tonight.

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 10:06 PM
The problem I have with Dusty is that "he is" a great player manager. In the effect that he knows how to handle personalities. He has strong loyalties to his players and tries to put them into situations where they can excel. The problem with this is that he does it to a fault. Just like an actual player, he is immature in his desire to see his players perform well. This sort of tendency leads to poor lineup construction, leaving pitchers into long, and putting players in bad situations where they might have a chance to excel but the statistics say they will fail. The players love him because he makes the same decisions that they would make if they were manager. However, what the Reds or any team needs is a steady dose of logic and to know their limitations. For instance tonight, everyone knows that Micah Owings is a better option at the plate then Rosales and Tavares but yet they are allowed to hit and Micah is not. This sort of blind loyalty will keep the Reds from .500 this year. (Amongst other things of course)

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 10:07 PM
Phillips singles and then Gomes walks (Two on nobody out)

Reds/Flyers Fan
06-23-2009, 10:11 PM
Seriously, Blue Jays management must have had a hard time containing their happiness when the schedule came out and they knew they'd have 3 gimmes at home vs. the Reds.

VR
06-23-2009, 10:11 PM
Good eye by Ramon to load em up for Bruce w/ none out.


Reliever coming in.

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 10:12 PM
Hernandez walks. Bases juiced. Lefty coming in to face Bruce. Let's see if he can do what he couldn't do on Saturday. Get the runner in from 3rd. Just put the ball in play against a lefty.

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 10:13 PM
Here's the problem:

Bruce is facing a lefty. 1 out
Rosales facing anyone. 2 out

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 10:14 PM
Bruce doubles in two!!

VR
06-23-2009, 10:14 PM
Nice swing, 2 run double for Bruce.

Very nice!

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 10:14 PM
Bruce on second. Hernandez on third. Rosales up. No one out.

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 10:15 PM
Count quickly 0-2 on Rosales

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 10:16 PM
Rosales seemingly has never seen an inside fastball he wouldn't swing at

Virginia Beach Reds
06-23-2009, 10:16 PM
I feel kind of sorry for Rosales. He is overmatched at this level on nearly every phase. Not even hustle and a good attitude can overcome that.

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 10:17 PM
Rosales does a job. Scores Ramon and moves Jay to 3rd on a Sac Fly. 1 out

Raisor
06-23-2009, 10:19 PM
Not even hustle and a good attitude can overcome that.



:eek:

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 10:19 PM
Dickerson lines to CF. Scores Bruce! How big is that homer by Scutaro now? 6-4 is the score.

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 10:19 PM
Taveras flies to RF. Big surprise 3 out

reds44
06-23-2009, 10:20 PM
Gosh Taveras is just so brutal in the lineup. It's painful.

Big 4 spot though.

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 10:20 PM
Huge inning there. Amazing what happens when you take a soft throwing lefty out and put in someone who can't throw strikes.

VR
06-23-2009, 10:20 PM
Good job getting those two runs in. CDick looked like he had a hit....Wells had him played perfectly in a shallow left center.


Taveras comes within about 59 feet of a single, 3 down.

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 10:21 PM
Gosh Taveras is just so brutal in the lineup. It's painful.

Big 4 spot though.

It's actually comical at this point. Was CPatt this bad?

Raisor
06-23-2009, 10:21 PM
Taveras flies to RF.

Joey needs to give up his nickname.

Willy T is "Outamattic"

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 10:22 PM
Fisher still in. Wells doubles off Carlos.

reds44
06-23-2009, 10:22 PM
Not a good start.

VR
06-23-2009, 10:22 PM
Cards lead 1-0 as Piniero is 2-2 and has a 1 hitter through 5.

Brewers trail 7-3.

Stormy
06-23-2009, 10:23 PM
It's amazing how much better the offense would have been tonight to put CDick in center leading off, and let Owings bat.

It's more amazing that any manager, at any level, wouldn't know that.

SMcGavin
06-23-2009, 10:23 PM
Joey needs to give up his nickname.

Willy T is "Outamattic"

That is solid work, I hope it sticks.

Homer Bailey
06-23-2009, 10:24 PM
It just sucks I have to root for Taveras to fail so that he finally gets out of the lineup. CP was the only other player I've ever had to do that for.

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 10:24 PM
Wells steals third like it was legal. Fisher didn't even check him.

Raisor
06-23-2009, 10:25 PM
It's actually comical at this point. Was CPatt this bad?

June 23, 2009

Willy T .550 OPS

June 23, 2008,

C-Pat .566 OPS

mth123
06-23-2009, 10:25 PM
It's more amazing that any manager, at any level, wouldn't know that.

Nice to see you posting.

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 10:26 PM
It's more amazing that any manager, at any level, wouldn't know that.

That's just it. Dusty knows it, but "respects" the hitters too much dude.

Rolen lines to Hairston. 1 out. Wells still on 3rd. Nice Play by Jerry.

(I really think that Don Gullet put the scouting report for Scott Rolen on a hoagie back in 1998, thinking it was mayonaise, and then promptly ate it)

Raisor
06-23-2009, 10:27 PM
As an aside, our local weatherscan channel is playing a musak version of BNL's "Brian Wilson".

It's...oddly awesome.

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 10:27 PM
June 23, 2009

Willy T .550 OPS

June 23, 2008,

C-Pat .566 OPS

Thanks for detective work Raisor.

I guess we never should have asked the question: Can anyone be this bad?

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 10:29 PM
Singles scores Wells off of Herrea.

Some terrible pitching tonight with 2 strikes.

Stormy
06-23-2009, 10:29 PM
Nice to see you posting.

Thanks buddy, too bad we couldn't strand Wells there with a 1-2 count on Lind.

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 10:30 PM
Rios pops to BPhil. 2 out

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 10:31 PM
Overbay gets a cheapo over Rosales head. 1st and 2nd; two out.

Homer Bailey
06-23-2009, 10:32 PM
Great managing Dusty! Lind is a lefty so he must be terrible against soft tossing lefties right? Only he hits better against them than he does righties. Way to lose the momentum.

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 10:32 PM
Danny out. Burton coming in. One wonders where David Weathers has been lately. Did he pitch last night?

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 10:33 PM
Great managing Dusty! Lind is a lefty so he must be terrible against soft tossing lefties right? Only he hits better against them than he does righties. Way to lose the momentum.

Dude likes to let it ride on the assumption that every lefty hits worse against other lefties.

Falls City Beer
06-23-2009, 10:34 PM
Great managing Dusty! Lind is a lefty so he must be terrible against soft tossing lefties right? Only he hits better against them than he does righties. Way to lose the momentum.

Yeah, it's Dusty's managing, not a stiff correction to a performing-over-their-heads pitching staff.

Falls City Beer
06-23-2009, 10:35 PM
Dude likes to let it ride on the assumption that every lefty hits worse against other lefties.

98% of managers do too. And they're right to go with the overall odds because splits from season to season are fairly unreliable unless a huge pattern has been established.

VR
06-23-2009, 10:37 PM
Nice pitch by Burton to k Barajas.

With Masset scuffling, it would be a good thing to have Jared step up.

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 10:37 PM
Burton K's Barajas. Bully made it harder on the offense. They responded to 6-0; let's see if they respond to 7-4.

reds44
06-23-2009, 10:38 PM
DRH BAA:
L: .224
R: .291

It's a two way street folks.

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 10:39 PM
98% of managers do too. And they're right to go with the overall odds because splits from season to season are fairly unreliable unless a huge pattern has been established.

I agree; hence the explanation of Dusty's rationale.

However, I would have preferred Rhodes to get the K they needed.

VR
06-23-2009, 10:40 PM
This cat looks like a nut job

reds44
06-23-2009, 10:41 PM
3-1

be patient

reds44
06-23-2009, 10:41 PM
That a boy Jerry.

Leadoff walk

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 10:41 PM
Hairston walks. Blue Jays bullpen seems determined to give up some runs.

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 10:42 PM
Jerry steals second. We all wonder why, but he is safe regardless.

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 10:43 PM
Votto hits it hard right to a shifting Scutaro behind the bag. Hairston to 3rd. The steal looks smart now.

VR
06-23-2009, 10:43 PM
In Detroit, Ryan Raburn hits a two run dinger in the bottom of 9 to beat the Cubbies.

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 10:44 PM
Phillips swings at the first pitch. Grounds to a backhanding Overbay who tosses to League. Run Scores. 7-5

VR
06-23-2009, 10:44 PM
Fantastic play by Overbay.

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 10:44 PM
Gomes hit by first pitch. Still 2 out for Ramon

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 10:45 PM
Ramon flies to RF. Still two down 7-5

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 10:47 PM
I can certainly see Ramon traded if the Reds are out of it at the Deadline. Hanigan has proven what many thought he couldn't do. Hit big league pitching.

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 10:50 PM
Adams pops to Rosales. 1 out

VR
06-23-2009, 10:50 PM
I can certainly see Ramon traded if the Reds are out of it at the Deadline. Hanigan has proven what many thought he couldn't do. Hit big league pitching.

I would completely agree with that. Hernandez has been prett valuable to this point....but if you can trade him for a little bit of value, do it asap.

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 10:52 PM
George Grandes new love affair Marcus Scutaro strikes out swinging. A little piece of Grande dies inside.

reds44
06-23-2009, 10:52 PM
I would completely agree with that. Hernandez has been prett valuable to this point....but if you can trade him for a little bit of value, do it asap.
Depends if you are buyers or sellers. Having two useful catchers is a luxury most teams don't have.

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 10:53 PM
I would completely agree with that. Hernandez has been prett valuable to this point....but if you can trade him for a little bit of value, do it asap.

I don't see Ramon hitting .280 anymore. He might prove me wrong once he gets back into full time catching again, but I just don't see it.

reds44
06-23-2009, 10:54 PM
We need to to tie and 3 to win.

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 10:55 PM
Hill pops to Votto in foul ground. Blue Jay terrorist in the first row tries to distract him. Mr. J Votto is unimpressed. 3 out
In the Ninth:
Bruce
Rosales
Dickerson

Chip R
06-23-2009, 10:55 PM
George Grandes new love affair Marcus Scutaro strikes out swinging. A little piece of Grande dies inside.


Sure wouldn't mind a guy batting leadoff who can actually find first base without a map and a compass.

reds44
06-23-2009, 10:57 PM
RHP Frason in.

I'm thinking you'll see Richar or Nix for Rosales, depending on if they tieing run is up or not. If it is, you'll see Nix, if Bruce is retired I'd probably save Nix for WillyT's spot in the order.

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 10:57 PM
Bruce fouls to the 1st base dugout. He loves him some first pitch.

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 10:58 PM
Bruce flies to Rios on the track. 1 out

reds44
06-23-2009, 10:58 PM
Why do you swing at the first two pitches? Ugh.

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 10:58 PM
Nix pinch hitting for Rosales.

reds44
06-23-2009, 10:58 PM
I would have saved Nix for Taveras, but oh well.

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 10:59 PM
Nix swings at the first two pitches too. Quickly behind 0-2

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 11:00 PM
Nix will single. Dickerson will walk. Willy T three run bomb! Mark it down Redszone!

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 11:01 PM
Nix looks at strike 3. 2 out

VR
06-23-2009, 11:01 PM
I would have saved Nix for Taveras, but oh well.

I was thinking the exact same thing. What good does he do down 2?

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 11:01 PM
Dickerson keeps on hitting. Singles

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 11:02 PM
Pinch hitter for WT. I can't believe it! Danny Richar

KoryMac5
06-23-2009, 11:02 PM
Dickerson is in a zone now.

reds44
06-23-2009, 11:02 PM
Of course. WillyT will make the last out. Fitting.

VR
06-23-2009, 11:02 PM
Welsh and Grande "STUNNED" that WT is being PH for.

LoganBuck
06-23-2009, 11:02 PM
Taveras hit for!!!!

reds44
06-23-2009, 11:02 PM
Oh wow, a PHer.

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 11:02 PM
Ball in the dirt. Dickerson holds. 1-0

reds44
06-23-2009, 11:03 PM
lol PHing for the leadoff hitter. Strange.

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 11:04 PM
1-2 on Richar

Playadlc
06-23-2009, 11:04 PM
Good job staying alive in a 1-1 count?

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 11:05 PM
Richar dribbles to Hill who flips to Overbay. Game over. Welcome to Below .500

VR
06-23-2009, 11:05 PM
Good job staying alive in a 1-1 count?

low expectations, what can we say?

forfreelin04
06-23-2009, 11:06 PM
Did Dusty finally "get it" by pinch hitting for WT? Or did he just realize he can't hit righties?

Raisor
06-23-2009, 11:12 PM
Did Dusty finally "get it" by pinch hitting for WT? Or did he just realize he can't hit righties?

WT was PH for a couple days ago too.

CTA513
06-23-2009, 11:14 PM
Burton: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Not bad for a guy who was supposed to be done.

;)

Homer Bailey
06-23-2009, 11:20 PM
Burton: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Not bad for a guy who was supposed to be done.

;)

Stuff looked pretty nasty too.

VR
06-23-2009, 11:28 PM
Burton: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Not bad for a guy who was supposed to be done.

;)

sub 1 earnie in June. Looks like he may be coming around.

Ron Madden
06-24-2009, 04:25 AM
I'm not laying all the blame for this teams woes at the feet of Willy Taveras.

I'm just sick and tired of watching him make outs at the top of the order.

:(

Razor Shines
06-24-2009, 12:22 PM
Stuff looked pretty nasty too.

His stuff has had a lot more movement lately than it did earlier this season, but his velocity is still down from what it was last year. I hope that he's truly turning it around, but I'd like to see that MPH climb a little more to convince me he hasn't just hit a lucky streak.