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Chip R
07-02-2009, 12:30 PM
Worked yesterday.

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 12:35 PM
Per Fay:

Willy Taveras cf
Jerry Hairston Jr. 3b
Joey Votto 1b
Brandon Phillips 2b
Jonny Gomes lf
Ryan Hanigan c
Chris Dickerson rf
Paul Janish ss
Aaron Harang p

vs. LH Doug Davis

******s
Lopez 2B
Drew SS
Upton RF
Reynolds 3B
Parra LF
Montero C
Tracey 1B
Romero LF
Davis P


Someone pointed out that some guys were getting off days.

"I look at as couple of guys getting 'on' days," Dusty Baker said. "We're trying to win every game we can down this stretch."

He added: "This gives me quite a few options off the bench."

SAVE THE DATE: Redsfest will be Dec. 4 and 5.

LOOK FOR A HOMER: In the 523-game history of Great American Ball Park, there has been only one streak of two straight games without a home run. There wasn't a homer in last night's game, only the 40th homerless game at GABP.

THE REASON? Ramon Hernandez has a reason for not sliding on his double last night. "I almost tripped," he said. "Funny stuff."

Hernandez said he's fine physically. But he was OK with the day off.

"We got another good catcher," he said. "(Ryan Hanigan) is playing well."

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 12:39 PM
(BTW, my feed is way behind the actual game. GameDay is actually ahead of it)
Top of 1st:

Lopez strikes out looking on three pitches. 1 out

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 12:42 PM
1-2-3 first. Apparently Phillips made a great play to end the inning according to Marty.

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 12:42 PM
Sorry lost the feed.

Drew and Upton both grounded to Phillips 3 out.

flyer85
07-02-2009, 12:43 PM
the Willy woody strike again

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 12:48 PM
Votto a two out double off the wall.

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 12:51 PM
Phillips GO to first to end the mild threat. 0-0 after one.

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 01:03 PM
RBI bloop single by Tracey puts the D-Backs ahead 1-0 in the 2nd.

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 01:04 PM
Romero K's to end the 2nd 1-0 DBacks.

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 01:08 PM
Thanks for the PBP. My feed is toast.

Doc. Scott
07-02-2009, 01:08 PM
Harang walked the impatient rookie Parra on four pitches, he stole second after being caught in all four of his previous attempts, then the .202-hitting Tracy dumped a blooper in front of Gomes. Some bad luck, some just bad.

Interesting: Harang threw 100% fastballs in that inning and, according to Gameday, has thrown only one breaking ball in 30 pitches so far. He's topped out at 93.

TheNext44
07-02-2009, 01:09 PM
Gomes flies out to CF 1 out

Doc. Scott
07-02-2009, 01:10 PM
Davis' fastball is around 87. He's Crafty.

Usually the Reds are helpless around the Crafty Lefties but Davis, if I recall, was always one they did pretty well against when he was in Milwaukee.

TheNext44
07-02-2009, 01:10 PM
Hanigan walks

one one one out

SirFelixCat
07-02-2009, 01:10 PM
Great AB by Hanigan. 8 pitch BB.

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 01:13 PM
Great AB by Hanigan. 8 pitch BB.

As opposed to Gomes who popped out on the first pitch.

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 01:13 PM
Davis will walk 4 to 5 in this game, if the Reds let him.

TheNext44
07-02-2009, 01:13 PM
Dickerson K's looking.

Really needs to learn to hit lefties.

Doc. Scott
07-02-2009, 01:14 PM
Davis busted him inside a bunch, too. I believe that matches the Joe Schultzian scouting report on Dickerson ("smoke 'im inside"). The zone chart on Chris shows him killing stuff on the outside half.

TheNext44
07-02-2009, 01:15 PM
Janish grounds into FC, 6-4. end of inning.

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 01:15 PM
Janish GO's to end the 2nd. 1-0 DBacks.

TheNext44
07-02-2009, 01:20 PM
Davis K's: Lopez lines to Janish at SS.

two out

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 01:21 PM
another K for Harang. Easy 3rd inning. Still 1-0 DBacks.

TheNext44
07-02-2009, 01:21 PM
Drew K's

three up, three down.

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 01:21 PM
Funny, I don't remember buying Gameday Audio. Oh well, I'll take it.

Nice inning by Harang. He needs to miss as many bats as possible. I don't see the Reds scoring many runs today.

TheNext44
07-02-2009, 01:24 PM
Harang lines hard to Drew at SS

one out

TheNext44
07-02-2009, 01:26 PM
Taveras pops up to shallow LF

two out.

TheNext44
07-02-2009, 01:28 PM
Hairston walks.

One up for Votto

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 01:28 PM
This might be Reds best chance to score. Hairston at first and Votto up.

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 01:29 PM
This might be Reds best chance to score. Hairston at first and Votto up.

Sad, when you have two out and it is the best chance to score. That being said Votto singles! Two on Two Out

TheNext44
07-02-2009, 01:29 PM
Votto singles to RF

two one two out

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 01:29 PM
Votto singles. Its just too bad he has to carry any semblance of an an offense the Reds have.

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 01:31 PM
Thom said "Davis is taking forever, it is amazing that anyone can play defense behind him."

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 01:31 PM
Good Lord! Davis is slow. He and Phillips are having a test of wills.

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 01:33 PM
Phillips flys out to the CF wall and ends the threat. 1-0 DBacks after three.

TheNext44
07-02-2009, 01:34 PM
Phillips launches a long drive to CF, caught at the wall.

end of inning.

Gallen5862
07-02-2009, 01:34 PM
Thanks for the PBP.

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 01:38 PM
Reynolds K's for the 2nd out. I missed the 1st out.

Kc61
07-02-2009, 01:39 PM
Reds offense having a banner series against Arizona.

CTA513
07-02-2009, 01:39 PM
Reynolds K's for the 2nd out. I missed the 1st out.

Upton was called out on strikes for the 1st out.

TheNext44
07-02-2009, 01:39 PM
Upton K'd for the first out.

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 01:41 PM
Harang walks Parra once again.

TheNext44
07-02-2009, 01:42 PM
Parra walks after 9 pitch AB

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 01:44 PM
Montero singles,Parra to third.

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 01:46 PM
Tracey flies out to CF to end the inning. 1-0 DBack in the 4th.

TheNext44
07-02-2009, 01:47 PM
Tracy flies to Taveras in CF

end of inning. zero runs, one hit, one walk

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 01:50 PM
Gomes doubles off the wall. Just missing an HR.

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 01:50 PM
Gomes doubles off LF wall. Marty thought it was gone.

TheNext44
07-02-2009, 01:50 PM
Gomes just misses a home run with a double off the top of the wall

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 01:51 PM
Hanigan > WT

TheNext44
07-02-2009, 01:51 PM
bunt single for Hanigan.

1 and 3 zero out

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 01:52 PM
Hanigan a bunt single and Gomes to third. Can they score now?

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 01:52 PM
See, this is what I don't like now we have C Dick, Janish, and Harang.

TheNext44
07-02-2009, 01:52 PM
Even if Dickerson hits into a Brandon Phillips, he ties the game.

Caveat Emperor
07-02-2009, 01:53 PM
For having a reputation as a K-machine in the minors, Dickerson rarely seems to get cheated in an AB.

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 01:53 PM
Dickerson > WT

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 01:53 PM
Dickerson comes through with an RBI single. We are all tied up at one.

TheNext44
07-02-2009, 01:53 PM
Single, Gomes scores, Hanigan to second

membengal
07-02-2009, 01:54 PM
Word. Dickerson is much > than WT.

I hope Dusty has come to appreciate that.

Caveat Emperor
07-02-2009, 01:54 PM
Dickerson needs to play every day.

EVERY day.

Monday. Tuesday. Wednesday. Thursday. Friday. Saturday. Sunday.

Night games. Day games.

EVERY day.

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 01:55 PM
See, this is what I don't like now we have C Dick, Janish, and Harang.

You forgot the next hitter,Taveras. Add him and subtract Dickerson.

Strikes Out Looking
07-02-2009, 01:55 PM
Dickerson needs to date someone's daughter

oneupper
07-02-2009, 01:56 PM
Felipe Lopez doesn't have much range at second, does he?

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 01:56 PM
Word. Dickerson is much > than WT.

I hope Dusty has come to appreciate that.

I have a feeling that WJ will loathe the WT for the rest of his career.

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 01:57 PM
Janish walks. Bases loaded no one out.

Caveat Emperor
07-02-2009, 01:57 PM
Is it too early to suggest pulling Taveras down for a PH?

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 01:57 PM
Bases juiced for Harang. He usually comes through in such situations.

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 01:58 PM
Big at bat for WT here.

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 01:58 PM
Harang goes to hacking on the first pitch and pops out to 2nd. Wanna bet WT swings at the 1st pitch?

membengal
07-02-2009, 01:59 PM
He hit the first pitch. Well done, cumberland.

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 01:59 PM
Harang popped to second,

WT grounded to third, Reynolds throws the runner out at the plate.. 2 out

Big surprise

Caveat Emperor
07-02-2009, 01:59 PM
WT, ladies and gentlemen... :clap:

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 02:00 PM
He hit the first pitch. Well done, cumberland.

I knew he would. Marty just said WT hasn't walked since May 23. :rolleyes:

LoganBuck
07-02-2009, 02:00 PM
sigh............

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 02:00 PM
Crowd isn't happy; they should not be surprised in the least bit.

membengal
07-02-2009, 02:01 PM
I will give WT this...he appears to have helped Marty B find some religion on the value of a walk, since Marty just complained about no walks for Willy T since May 23.

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 02:01 PM
Hairston grounded to 3B. Inning over

CarolinaRedleg
07-02-2009, 02:01 PM
Bases loaded, nobody out....1-1 game. Nothing to show for it.

Ladies and gentlemen, your 2009 Cincinnati Reds.

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 02:01 PM
Hairston GO's and a typical 2009 Reds inning is over.

Doc. Scott
07-02-2009, 02:01 PM
Hairston goes hacking at the second pitch and grounds into a force to end the inning. 1-1 after 4.

flyer85
07-02-2009, 02:01 PM
vroom vroom rally killer

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 02:01 PM
I will give WT this...he appears to have helped Marty B find some religion on the value of a walk, since Marty just complained about no walks for Willy T since May 23.

You know WT is bad when even Marty is alluding to walks to vent his frustrations. I think WT hate has reached a new level.

Caveat Emperor
07-02-2009, 02:02 PM
If I was managing the Reds, I'd have PH'd Micah Owings for Willy Taveras, and sent Bruce into the game in RF next inning.

I'd then never start Willy Taveras again this season.

When he is leading off, the Reds are effectively batting two pitchers back-to-back. That's an instant rally killer right there.

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 02:02 PM
Hairston goes hacking at the second pitch and grounds into a force to end the inning. 1-1 after 4.

So they saw all of four pitches to make three outs. Pitiful.

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 02:03 PM
Romero bunts; Hanigan throws him out. Hanigan is good.

flyer85
07-02-2009, 02:03 PM
I can feel the love ... :luvu:

Kc61
07-02-2009, 02:03 PM
Reds should send WT down, bring up Heisey.

Reds should sit Hairston for awhile, he's struggled, has played much more than usual, needs a break.

Reds should bring up EE.

Reds should acquire Matt Holliday.

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 02:04 PM
If I was managing the Reds, I'd have PH'd Micah Owings for Willy Taveras, and sent Bruce into the game in RF next inning.

I'd then never start Willy Taveras again this season.

When he is leading off, the Reds are effectively batting two pitchers back-to-back. That's an instant rally killer right there.

If you (or I) were managing the Reds, WT would not be playing.

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 02:04 PM
This is try a bunt inning for the DBacks. Davis pops a bunt to Harang for the 2nd out.

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 02:04 PM
Lopez singles.

flyer85
07-02-2009, 02:04 PM
Reds should send WT down
not a good idea

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 02:05 PM
Lopez singles.

He seems to hit well against his old Club.

Homer Bailey
07-02-2009, 02:05 PM
If you (or I) were managing the Reds, WT would not be playing.

If anyone else other than Dusty Baker were managing the Reds, WT would not be playing.

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 02:08 PM
Johnny Gomes would look good as an AL DH.

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 02:08 PM
Gomes makes a skidding,sliding catch to end the inning for the DBacks. 1-1 in the 5th.

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 02:08 PM
Gomes picks off a liner from the bat of Drew.

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 02:10 PM
I think Dougie is leading a charmed life. I can smell a big inning here.

KoryMac5
07-02-2009, 02:11 PM
If anyone else other than Dusty Baker were managing the Reds, WT would not be playing.

To be fair we don't know what the front office's position is on benching Willy T. By all accounts Walt and Dusty are on the same page as far as Willy T's handling goes.

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 02:11 PM
Maybe I was wrong. Votto K's looking

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 02:11 PM
Votto K's. There went the Reds best chance to score this inning.

flyer85
07-02-2009, 02:11 PM
I think Dougie is leading a charmed life.
or just facing Dusty's Reds

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 02:12 PM
Phillips singles.

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 02:14 PM
Gomes K's.

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 02:15 PM
Phillips first to third on Hanigans single that was bobbled.

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 02:15 PM
Hanigan singles and Phillips to third when the OF bobbles the ball.

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 02:16 PM
I do not see why you keep two catchers as good as the Reds have on one team when you have needs elsewhere.

CarolinaRedleg
07-02-2009, 02:16 PM
Hanigan's just a ballplayer, simple as that.

Now, time to make this one hurt a little.

VR
07-02-2009, 02:17 PM
Why wouldn't you give Phillips a shot to steal against Montero?

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 02:17 PM
Marty says Davis's curve is a mindbender today.

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 02:18 PM
Dickerson BB's. Bases loaded for slugger Janish.

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 02:18 PM
Dickerson walks. Paul J hit please.

membengal
07-02-2009, 02:18 PM
I don't really think Davis wanted much to do with Dickerson there...

RedsManRick
07-02-2009, 02:18 PM
I'd really like to see Hanigan moved up in the lineup. Heck, lead the guy off and just let him get on base -- it's not like he's Bengie Molina on the basepaths. The Taveras/Hairston combo is killing me.

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 02:18 PM
Marty says Davis's curve is a mindbender today.

I wish he would bend one to the backstop. May be the Reds best chance to score.

Caveat Emperor
07-02-2009, 02:19 PM
I'd really like to see Hanigan moved up in the lineup. Heck, lead the guy off and just let him get on base -- it's not like he's Bengie Molina on the basepaths. The Taveras/Hairston combo is killing me.

Dickerson
Hanigan
Votto
Phillips
Bruce

It's unconventional as hell -- but it does go L-R-L-R-L, and I like it a lot.

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 02:19 PM
Davis could easily walk Janish here

CarolinaRedleg
07-02-2009, 02:20 PM
Best thing about Dickerson walking? The sixth inning isn't Janish-Harang-Tavares.

ramp101
07-02-2009, 02:21 PM
Janish is all kinds of awful

radio announcers are killing him

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 02:21 PM
This just in..... the Reds need a SS.

Marty said Janish had three pitches that were served on a platter.

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 02:22 PM
Janish K's after fouling off a couple of 3-2 pitches. The Reds leave the bases loaded for the 2nd straight inning. 1-1 going to the 6th.

membengal
07-02-2009, 02:22 PM
Gah.

C'mon paul, team needed something there.

VR
07-02-2009, 02:23 PM
Dickerson
Hanigan
Votto
Phillips
Bruce

It's unconventional as hell -- but it does go L-R-L-R-L, and I like it a lot.

That's a fantastic approach. Throw EE, Nix/Gomes, Hairston in the next 3 slots, and you have a pretty solid lineup.

KoryMac5
07-02-2009, 02:23 PM
So hoping for a wild pitch or a walk there, unfortunately Davis rings Janish up. Janish may be a good fielder but I have no confidence in his bat.

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 02:24 PM
Dickerson
Hanigan
Votto
Phillips
Bruce

It's unconventional as hell -- but it does go L-R-L-R-L, and I like it a lot.

I agree with you. That's the best lineup the Reds could put up at the moment.

Caveat Emperor
07-02-2009, 02:25 PM
That's a fantastic approach. Throw EE, Nix/Gomes, Hairston in the next 3 slots, and you have a pretty solid lineup.

Dickerson
Hanigan
Votto
Phillips
Bruce
Nix / Gomes
Encarnacion
Hairston / Janish
Pitcher

If Bruce could get on track, this lineup would at least generate some RBI opps for him and Phillips. Of course, it would require sending Taveras to the bench and limiting ABs for Hernandez, which I give no chance of ever happening.

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 02:25 PM
Harang mowing them down 7 K's

flyer85
07-02-2009, 02:25 PM
I'd really like to see Hanigan moved up in the lineup. you didn't read the handbook ... only fast guys that can't find first base are allowed to hit at the top of the order.

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 02:26 PM
Reynolds homers just above Dickerson's reach in RF.

VR
07-02-2009, 02:27 PM
Janish is all kinds of awful

radio announcers are killing him

Dusty noticed his .384 ops for June and has limited his playing time tremendously.

That said, it was still 10 points higher than WT.....even after his 10-18 finish to the month.

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 02:27 PM
Reynolds homers to rf just out of the reach of Dickerson. That may have put it out of reach for the Reds today. 2-1 DBacks.

membengal
07-02-2009, 02:28 PM
Hate it that two runs feels like too many.

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 02:28 PM
Fly out to LF. Two away.

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 02:29 PM
Next inning you have WT, Jerry, and Votto. Davis has labored through the last two frames. Let's see if the Reds can do anything.

KoryMac5
07-02-2009, 02:29 PM
Harang deserves better than this today.

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 02:29 PM
Montero flies out to end the inning. Harang leads off. Should Dusty PH?

Caveat Emperor
07-02-2009, 02:30 PM
Reason why the Reds can't score runs:

They're giving up four consecutive outs in the lineup (Janish, P, Taveras, Hairston), pretty much guaranteeing that any extended rally is going to run smack dab into a pile of awful once it gets started.

membengal
07-02-2009, 02:30 PM
I think you have to pinch hit. As well as Harang has pitched, they need to try and generate some offense, and the bullpen should be rested and ready to go. Either Herrera or Massett to pitch the 7th and get on with it.

VR
07-02-2009, 02:31 PM
Montero flies out to end the inning. Harang leads off. Should Dusty PH?

He's at 92, and is throwing well. I'd get him another inning or 2.

membengal
07-02-2009, 02:31 PM
He's at 92, and is throwing well. I'd get him another inning or 2.

It's not Harang's effectiveness that's the issue, it's them needing a run...

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 02:31 PM
Harang is batting. So he stays.

membengal
07-02-2009, 02:32 PM
Dusty answers it, Harang hits for himself.

membengal
07-02-2009, 02:32 PM
maybe harang could hit a homerun...

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 02:33 PM
Harang lines to CF. Auto-out is next up.

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 02:33 PM
I think you have to pinch hit. As well as Harang has pitched, they need to try and generate some offense, and the bullpen should be rested and ready to go. Either Herrera or Massett to pitch the 7th and get on with it.

I agree. But "Dude love" is about respect. Gotta respect Aaron enough to get him a W. "Dude love" says will get that run next inning.

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 02:34 PM
Auto out lines out for the 2nd out of the 6th.

membengal
07-02-2009, 02:35 PM
I agree. But "Dude love" is about respect. Gotta respect Aaron enough to get him a W. "Dude love" says will get that run next inning.

I really don't think that is it. I can't blame Dusty for running him back out there, Harang deserves to keep pitching.

It's that the offense is so woeful that they really can't afford to give away an out at this point, and batting Harang is doing so.

Doesn't matter either way I suppose.

Caveat Emperor
07-02-2009, 02:35 PM
Why would you burn a pinch-hitter in front of Hairston and Taveras?

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 02:35 PM
Hairston rolls out to 1st. Shhhhh don't wake the Reds bats. They are fast asleep.

membengal
07-02-2009, 02:36 PM
This is just a shockingly awful offensive performance, even for this club, in this series. Gut punch awful.

membengal
07-02-2009, 02:36 PM
Why would you burn a pinch-hitter in front of Hairston and Taveras?

Sutton gets on, Willy T bunts, and then, yaneverknow. At least in that scenario Votto bats with a runner in scoring position...

VR
07-02-2009, 02:37 PM
Our leadoff guy has seen 5 pitches in 3 at bats. That's over 1.6 per.

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 02:40 PM
Regardless of how the game turns out, great start from Harang.

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 02:42 PM
Montero walks. Davis to stay in the game as he will bat.

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 02:43 PM
Montero walked with 1 out, Davis up there trying to sac

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 02:44 PM
Davis pops out to Votto. Two away.

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 02:44 PM
I know there is 2 outs but Lopez scares me in this at bat.

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 02:46 PM
Romero steals 2nd. It was Romero that walked not Montero. My apologies for that. Got my 'ero's mixed up.

Chip R
07-02-2009, 02:47 PM
Next inning you have WT, Jerry, and Votto. Davis has labored through the last two frames.


Not sure how any pitcher labors through this offense. More like Labor Day.

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 02:47 PM
Lopez lines to 3rd to end the 7th. 2-1 DBacks. This may be the Reds best chance to tie this game with Votto leading off.

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 02:49 PM
Whew.........

3 innings to do some minor damage

CTA513
07-02-2009, 02:49 PM
Harang did his job now its time for the offense to score some runs.

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 02:50 PM
Not sure how any pitcher labors through this offense. More like Labor Day.

It's more of laboring until you find someone who will gladly get himself out.

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 02:50 PM
Votto flies out to LF.

membengal
07-02-2009, 02:50 PM
Inning 7. Quest for a run is upon us.

It was Cincinnati. The day was bright, but the prospects seemingly dim. The previous 24 innings in the series had yielded four runs, but, hey, sometimes things happen, right? A bloop. An error. A hard hit ball. Something.

The faithful lean forward...

membengal
07-02-2009, 02:52 PM
One of the headlines on reds.com is making me giggle:


"Dickerson plates a run to give Harang support"

Heh. There's your run Aaron, go get 'em!

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 02:52 PM
Phillips lines out. Two away.

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 02:53 PM
This may not be the Reds day to go above .500. Luck not falling their way either.

Caveat Emperor
07-02-2009, 02:53 PM
Heh. There's your run Aaron, go get 'em!

And quit your whining -- one run was MORE than enough for Johnny last night.

Geeze, the nerve of some pitchers...

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 02:54 PM
If I'm facing Gomes, he never sees a fastball.

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 02:54 PM
Gomes K's and the Reds make Doug Davis look like Greg Maddox today. 2-1 DBacks to the 8th.

Falls City Beer
07-02-2009, 02:54 PM
While the offense is mostly to blame, Davis is a very good pitcher.

cumberlandreds
07-02-2009, 02:55 PM
I'm about ready to head out to start my 4th of July weekend. Everyone have a great 4th!

membengal
07-02-2009, 02:55 PM
Dateline: Cincinnati.

Quest for a run dies a quick death in the 7th. The faithful settle back in their seats and resume discussing days gone by when the team could reasonably be expected to score a run. A few crusty old-timers mention 1982 as a predicate for this. They are beaten and thrown into the street...

TRF
07-02-2009, 02:56 PM
While the offense is COMPLETELY to blame, Davis is a very average pitcher.

fixed.

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 02:56 PM
I wonder how long it will be until Massett has more wins than the majority of our starters

Kc61
07-02-2009, 02:57 PM
Four runs in 25 innings against Arizona so far this series.

wolfboy
07-02-2009, 02:58 PM
While the offense is mostly to blame, Davis is a very good pitcher.

:confused:

TRF
07-02-2009, 02:59 PM
double switch brings in Bruce and send Gomes to the pine ensuring WT's opportunity for an 0-5 day.

awe. some.

membengal
07-02-2009, 03:00 PM
Your random 1982 flashback:

In 1982 Bruce Berenyi threw 222 1/3 innings for Cincy, striking out 157 in that span. His ERA was 3.36, his WHIP 1.36. He only allowed 8 homeruns on the season. That's um, stout.

His record? 9-18.

1982. The year of wooden limp reds noodle.

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 03:02 PM
Your random 1982 flashback:

In 1982 Bruce Berenyi threw 222 1/3 innings for Cincy, striking out 157 in that span. His ERA was 3.36, his WHIP 1.36. He only allowed 8 homeruns on the season. That's um, stout.

His record? 9-18.

1982. The year of wooden limp reds noodle.

Wow, can it be said: Harang laid a real Berenyi today?

Reds/Flyers Fan
07-02-2009, 03:03 PM
Can someone stick a mirror under Walt Jocketty's nose to see if he's alive?

membengal
07-02-2009, 03:04 PM
Dateline Cincinnati:

The 8th inning, home half, is upon us. The faithful stir, might this be the moment that offensive lightning strikes? Perhaps the scoreboard operator might hit up the crowd with a little "The Natural" music, stir the notions of heroism in the home nine. There was that time, someone ventures, when the Reds might score up to three runs in one whole game. Not possible, say others, I would have remembered that. One at a time, offers another, one at a time. One ties it, and then yaneverknow...

smith288
07-02-2009, 03:06 PM
Is it me or does Thom sound like he gurgles when he talks?

membengal
07-02-2009, 03:06 PM
Ryan Hanigan. Hitter.

Dear Dusty:

He's a great candidate for the two spot in the line-up.

Signed,

Reds fans

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 03:06 PM
Like I stated before, there is no reason to have two catchers this good on one ballclub.

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 03:07 PM
PB moves Richar (running for Hanigan) to 2nd

SirFelixCat
07-02-2009, 03:07 PM
He's gotta bunt here, right?

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 03:07 PM
Dickerson pops to Romero. Ugh

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 03:08 PM
Hernandez to hit for Janish

SirFelixCat
07-02-2009, 03:08 PM
Jeez..how many chances are they going to pass up here?!?


Soft F-7. 1 out. *pullshairout*

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 03:08 PM
Bruce on deck

CarolinaRedleg
07-02-2009, 03:08 PM
Things with more oomph than the Reds lineup:

Bunnies, wiffle bats, bunnies with wiffle bats, a jar of half-eaten marshmallow creme, tribbles, a bowl of soggy cereal, decaf coffee, O'Douls, the Jonas Brothers.....pick me up, someone

SirFelixCat
07-02-2009, 03:08 PM
Richar pinchrunning for Hanigan.

SirFelixCat
07-02-2009, 03:09 PM
Things with more oomph than the Reds lineup:

Bunnies, wiffle bats, bunnies with wiffle bats, a jar of half-eaten marshmallow creme, tribbles, a bowl of soggy cereal, decaf coffee, O'Douls, the Jonas Brothers.....pick me up, someone

I lol'd pretty hard....

Caveat Emperor
07-02-2009, 03:09 PM
I'd put Nix on deck, wait for the lefty-specialist to be called in, and then pull Nix for Owings.

But, that's just me.

membengal
07-02-2009, 03:11 PM
Is Sutton with the team yet? If so, he's a candidate to bat from the right side too...

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 03:11 PM
Things with more oomph than the Reds lineup:

Bunnies, wiffle bats, bunnies with wiffle bats, a jar of half-eaten marshmallow creme, tribbles, a bowl of soggy cereal, decaf coffee, O'Douls, the Jonas Brothers.....pick me up, someone

Bunnies and Baby Chicks + Marshmellow = Peeps

SirFelixCat
07-02-2009, 03:11 PM
Hernandez hits it too hard. Bah.


Lined single into LF. Men at the corners.1 out.

Caveat Emperor
07-02-2009, 03:12 PM
I'd still pull Bruce back for Owings here, for the record.

membengal
07-02-2009, 03:12 PM
Ramon H with the single. But "hit too hard", this team can't buy a break.

I do NOT like Bruce against Schoenweis here. At all.

Take Bruce back down and go with Sutton? With Owings? I just don't like the match-up here at all...

TRF
07-02-2009, 03:12 PM
Things with more oomph than the Reds lineup:

Bunnies, wiffle bats, bunnies with wiffle bats, a jar of half-eaten marshmallow creme, tribbles, a bowl of soggy cereal, decaf coffee, O'Douls, the Jonas Brothers.....pick me up, someone

over cooked ramen noodle, dancing with the stars, wonder bread, brown bananas, black avocados.

SirFelixCat
07-02-2009, 03:12 PM
No way Bruce hits here, right?

membengal
07-02-2009, 03:12 PM
I'd still pull Bruce back for Owings here, for the record.

Full agreement.

Maybe Bruce will surprise, but I don't like the percentages or this match-up.

Ltlabner
07-02-2009, 03:13 PM
The Starlight Vocal Band and the 1910 Fruit Gum Company are both harder hitting than the Reds offense.

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 03:13 PM
Huge At Bat by Bruce here. The great WT is on deck ready to pounce on any poor pitcher willing to get him a base. He doesn't want a base. Willy want OUT!

membengal
07-02-2009, 03:14 PM
Dateline Cincinnati:

The Reds faithful murmur. A run is on the horizon. But is it real? Or a mirage? Horse? Or Unicorn?

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 03:14 PM
Thom mentions Schoenweis's wife's murder. Totally killing the mood Thom

SirFelixCat
07-02-2009, 03:15 PM
What do I know....


Come on Jay!!!

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 03:15 PM
2-2 count

redsfaninbsg
07-02-2009, 03:16 PM
This offense is anemic.

SirFelixCat
07-02-2009, 03:16 PM
Ugh

SirFelixCat
07-02-2009, 03:16 PM
Thom "This is sad"


Well no....kidding?

Caveat Emperor
07-02-2009, 03:16 PM
It's very possible that the rumors of Jay Bruce's impending dominance were vastly overrated.

lollipopcurve
07-02-2009, 03:16 PM
Great game thread, by the way, membengal et al.

redsfaninbsg
07-02-2009, 03:17 PM
I've not got to see much of this, how many men have they had on third with less than two outs?

reds44
07-02-2009, 03:17 PM
Did anybody really think Bruce would get him in?

HotCorner
07-02-2009, 03:17 PM
Nix has to pinch hit for WT? Right?

TRF
07-02-2009, 03:17 PM
WT with the 0-5 chance..

sniff... I'm so proud.

Kc61
07-02-2009, 03:18 PM
I wonder how many games are lost because Dusty doesn't want to embarrass position players by pinch hitting Owings for them.

Bruce should never hit against a lefty in a key spot at this stage of his career.

CrackerJack
07-02-2009, 03:18 PM
Same as yesterday I see - 9 hits, 1 run

Pitiful.

I'm afraid almighty Bruce's .212 BA is more than just bad luck.

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 03:18 PM
Pop out to Catcher.


Things with more oomph than Reds offense:

Marty's pink shirts, Pet Rocks, Art Films, Cardboard, Oatmeal

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 03:19 PM
Nix batting for WT

membengal
07-02-2009, 03:19 PM
Dateline Cincinnati:

Unicorn. It may be a unicorn.

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 03:20 PM
If your leadoff hitter needs to be pinch hit for, he shouldn't be playing.

redsfaninbsg
07-02-2009, 03:20 PM
2-0 count, Qualls is all over the place.

TRF
07-02-2009, 03:20 PM
No 0-5 for Willy T?

Somewhere a child is weeping.

Benihana
07-02-2009, 03:20 PM
I'm pretty much done with this team (the major league version) until a move or two is made to shake things up. Now back to the minor league forum...

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 03:21 PM
Count 2-2 to Nix.

Dear Virginia,

There is no Reds Offense.

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 03:21 PM
Nix K's.

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 03:21 PM
Marty- "This game has been awful."

reds44
07-02-2009, 03:21 PM
Laynce Nix swings at that pitch every time.

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 03:21 PM
Good news is: Hairston, Votto, Phillips in the Ninth

SirFelixCat
07-02-2009, 03:22 PM
Until the Reds show me, as a fan, that they deserve me, I think I'm taking a break from them. This is aimed at the players, manager, and front office.

TRF
07-02-2009, 03:22 PM
Reds fans- "Yes Marty, we know. At least you got paid to watch it."

CTA513
07-02-2009, 03:22 PM
The Reds could be leading or at the very least tied if anyone could get a runner in from 3rd with less than 2 outs.

Cedric
07-02-2009, 03:23 PM
Hairston leading off is a rally killer by itself.

CarolinaRedleg
07-02-2009, 03:23 PM
This offense is offensive.

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 03:23 PM
Dear Mr. Votto,

Will you please hit us a homerun to save us from having to manufacture a run?

Thanks,

Redszone and the Rest of the Offense

Kc61
07-02-2009, 03:23 PM
Taveras' bad hitting serves as a distraction from the overall ineptitude of this offense. Bruce fouls out and Nix Ks on a pitch in the dirt. I guess WT was providing bad vibes from the dugout or something.

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 03:23 PM
Danny Ray into pitch

membengal
07-02-2009, 03:24 PM
Dateline Cincinnati:

Unicorn. The faithful settle back in their seats. They have been fooled by the unicorn before.

Quest for a run heads to the 9th.

TRF
07-02-2009, 03:24 PM
The Reds had 13 baserunners in 8 innings and managed a single run.

reds44
07-02-2009, 03:24 PM
I'll never understand pinch hitting for your leadoff hitter.

If you have to PH for him, he shouldn't be leading off.

RichRed
07-02-2009, 03:24 PM
Dear Mr. Votto,

Will you please hit us a homerun to save us from having to manufacture a run?

Thanks,

Redszone and the Rest of the Offense

Homers don't seem so "overrated" right now, do they?

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 03:25 PM
Owings will have to hit 4th next inning. Pitchers spot and there are no position players left on the bench.

reds44
07-02-2009, 03:26 PM
Owings will have to hit 4th next inning. Pitchers spot and there are no position players left on the bench.
Sutton?

Chip R
07-02-2009, 03:26 PM
What I wouldn't give for a rally-killer.

forfreelin04
07-02-2009, 03:27 PM
Homers don't seem so "overrated" right now, do they?

Sure don't. Why allow three or more players to do what one can do alone?

Caveat Emperor
07-02-2009, 03:27 PM
I'll never understand pinch hitting for your leadoff hitter.

If you have to PH for him, he shouldn't be leading off.

He shouldn't be playing, but that was as true on January 1st as it was on July 1st -- nobody with any authority in the Reds appears to grasp this concept.