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SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 02:13 PM
It's raining and is expected to continue raining all day, night, and into tomorrow, so getting ahead early is important today. Marty says, at some point, expect a rain delay.

Since we can't get a gamethread til the 2nd inning and they aren't merging the threads...

Cards:

Schumaker - 2b
Rasmus - CF
"Sir Albert" - 1b
Duncan - LF
Ankiel - RF
Molina - c
Thurston - 3b
Thompson - P
Greene - ss


Reds:

Dickerson - LF
Willy T - CF
Votto - 1b
BP - 2b
Bruce - RF
EdE - 3b
Hairston - SS
Razor Ramon - C
Owings - P

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 02:33 PM
Come on Mods...at least merge the threads so all that isn't lost, jesus.

***from other thread***

Rasmus hit the first pitch he saw out over the RCF fence for a 1-0 lead. Otherwise, good first inning for Micah.


Bot 1:

Dickerson runs the count full then grounded out to 1B

Willy T takes an 0-2 curve and lines it to CF for a single.

Votto takes strike one and Willy T steals 2nd easily on the pitch.

Votto w/ a triple past Pujols that scores Willy T.

:beerme::jump:


VOTTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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BP HBP, but the ump says 'nuh-uh' and he stays at home plate w/ a 2-2 count.


Then takes inside, ball 3, full count.


He draws a BB. Nice AB, even though he wanted the rbi.

Come on Bruuuuuuuuuce!

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SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 02:33 PM
Bruce ground to Pujols, comes home and Votto easily out at home. 2 outs.

EdE grounds out, 1-3. Thru 1, 1-1.


And according to Marty, that pitch did hit BP's uniform.

jojo
07-04-2009, 02:33 PM
Who is that #28 guy? BTW, it is a holiday... we're fortunate to even have a game thread today.

Thanks guys.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 02:35 PM
Ankiel takes the 2nd pitch and flies out, F7.

Tom Servo
07-04-2009, 02:36 PM
Come on Mods...at least merge the threads so all that isn't lost, jesus.
Okay, give us (or me) a break here. I'm sorry I'm late but it's a holliday, I don't think ONE single game thread being late justifies all your complaining.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 02:36 PM
Molina takes the 2nd pitch and lines a single into CF. 1 out, 1 on.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 02:37 PM
Okay, give us (or me) a break here. I'm sorry I'm late but it's a holliday, I don't think ONE single game thread being late justifies all your complaining.

I'm not complaining to you specifically...I just disagree w/ the premise to begin with, simple as that. :shrug:

jojo
07-04-2009, 02:38 PM
I'd kill to have Gehrig's bat BTW...

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 02:38 PM
On a full count, Thurston singles up the middle for b2b singles. 1st and 2nd, 1 out.

jojo
07-04-2009, 02:39 PM
Thompson batting for the cards and Larussa plays a little women's softball...

nate
07-04-2009, 02:39 PM
EE with a lental mapse.

LINEDRIVER
07-04-2009, 02:40 PM
Welcome Back, EEE!!!

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 02:40 PM
Thompson showing bunt, fouls the first one off. Then takes a ball.

Then gets it down and sacrifices, 1-3. Both runners move up, 2 out, men at 2nd and 3rd. Big spot in the game, seeing as it's been raining since before the game started and is to be expected to continue thru tomorrow.

jojo
07-04-2009, 02:41 PM
Thompson would make a lousy women's softball player on that taylor made out at third bunt but the new guy didn't bother covering third....

Apparently the Reds D needs to work on their dance moves a bit....

nate
07-04-2009, 02:41 PM
Nice strikeout by Owings there.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 02:42 PM
Huge strike out after falling behing 3-1 to Greene. Thru 1.5, 1-1. Good job, Micah!

Tony Cloninger
07-04-2009, 02:42 PM
So i see another runner on 3rd with less than 2 outs and another ball either hit to the most inopportune place......either right at 3rd or 1st or the pitcher...or a flyball not too deep. Always the same or so it seems.

nate
07-04-2009, 02:43 PM
Thompson would make a lousy women's softball player on that taylor made out at third bunt but the new guy didn't bother covering third....

Apparently the Reds D needs to work on their dance moves a bit....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ahs0YP_qZU&feature=player_embedded

VR
07-04-2009, 02:43 PM
what did EE do?

Hoosier Red
07-04-2009, 02:43 PM
Welsh raked him over the coals, but I don't see how that's Edwins' fault, the play from what it sounds like is that its his job to field the ball if it gets past Owings. But if he's not charging and it gets past Owings, its a base hit. From the sound of it, either Hairston covers 3rd or he doesn't.

nate
07-04-2009, 02:45 PM
He kind of got caught in no man's land on the bunt. Owings fielded it in time but there was no one covering 3rd because EE had come in to field it.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 02:46 PM
Hairston goes down like a submarine, at least, swinging. 1 out.

jojo
07-04-2009, 02:46 PM
Welsh raked him over the coals, but I don't see how that's Edwins' fault, the play from what it sounds like is that its his job to field the ball if it gets past Owings. But if he's not charging and it gets past Owings, its a base hit. From the sound of it, either Hairston covers 3rd or he doesn't.

Somebody has to cover third? :dunno:

Falls City Beer
07-04-2009, 02:47 PM
Ump is giving strikes 3-4 inches off the left and right of the plate. But definitely not giving the low strike. Owings has had three clear low strikes called for balls.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 02:49 PM
Razor Ramon takes the 8th pitch in the ab and flies out to deep cf. The crowd liked it off the bat, but not THAT deep, 2 out.

nate
07-04-2009, 02:49 PM
OWINGS! OH my! Home run to center!

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 02:49 PM
Micah, HR...easy game!

:jump:

Into the Reds BP...so sick. So so sick!

kaldaniels
07-04-2009, 02:49 PM
Awesome. :beerme:

nate
07-04-2009, 02:49 PM
OK, leftish center.

Falls City Beer
07-04-2009, 02:50 PM
Owings is the only Red other than Votto that knows what to do with a curveball.

nate
07-04-2009, 02:50 PM
Dickerson follows up with a single to LF.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 02:50 PM
Dickerson lines the first pitch into LF for a single. I like what I'm seeing from the offense today, except w/ runners @ 3b and less than 2 outs.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 02:51 PM
410 ft HR by Owings.

Does that make him "country strong"?

VR
07-04-2009, 02:51 PM
Man it would have been nice to have him bat during interleague play.

nate
07-04-2009, 02:51 PM
Willy T gets the bunt single down! Dickerson to 2nd.

Brutus
07-04-2009, 02:51 PM
Dickerson continues to sport an OBP over .385.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 02:52 PM
Willy T w/ a bunt single.


hey, he's been good the last week. Won't sustain it, but I'll take it!

Falls City Beer
07-04-2009, 02:52 PM
Thurston = weak.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 02:52 PM
Votto up...

Tripled in his first AB.

Marty says the grass is very wet and footing is treacherous. Would love another hit here please!

Kc61
07-04-2009, 02:52 PM
Maybe I just don't remember, but Owings homer is the first Reds homer I can recall in days.

I like the Dickerson/Taveras top of the order. I'd rather see that combo with Nix on the bench, so long as Taveras doesn't lead off. If he hits some grounders and bunts and runs fast with Dickerson on base, it could lead to good stuff.

I'm starting to get over last night. A little.

jojo
07-04-2009, 02:53 PM
Brad Thompson is a tee.

Falls City Beer
07-04-2009, 02:54 PM
Yet another pitch 4 inches off the dish called strike. :confused:

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 02:54 PM
Votto K's looking, but Votto mildly argues w/ the ump on that one. Bah.

Thru 2, 2-1 Good Guys!

nate
07-04-2009, 02:54 PM
Wow, late call on strike 3?

Hoosier Red
07-04-2009, 02:54 PM
Somebody has to cover third? :dunno:

I'd have Hairston do it. Encarnacion has to commit to covering the bunt, and theirs' little benefit of having Hairston cover 2nd, any DP would likely be 3rd base to 1st base.

VR
07-04-2009, 02:55 PM
If CDick and WT could OBP .350 the rest of the year at 1/2.....this team would have a very good shot at making the playoffs.

jojo
07-04-2009, 02:55 PM
Tough called strike.

Falls City Beer
07-04-2009, 02:55 PM
Note to Owings: exploit strike zone the width of Bam Bam Bigelow's arse.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 02:55 PM
*Obligatory MLB blackout rules rant*

Fox isn't showing a game until 1pm local here (2 more hours from now), yet I can't watch any beisbol. God I hate these dumb $$$ driven blackout rules!!!:mad:

/rant

jojo
07-04-2009, 02:56 PM
I'd have Hairston do it. Encarnacion has to commit to covering the bunt, and theirs' little benefit of having Hairston cover 2nd, any DP would likely be 3rd base to 1st base.

That's why I blamed the D... wires were crossed.

VR
07-04-2009, 02:56 PM
Rich Harden got lit up vs. the Brewers today.....now sporting a 5.35 earnie.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 02:56 PM
Hairston drops a backhand and Shumaker w/ a single. Bah.

Falls City Beer
07-04-2009, 02:56 PM
I'm guessing the umps want to get this one in. Is bad weather approaching, I'd guess?

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 02:58 PM
Micah is working ahead of most hitters and getting 1st pitch strikes. While it's not the end-all-be-all, it definitely helps things out. Good to see!

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 02:58 PM
I'm guessing the umps want to get this one in. Is bad weather approaching, I'd guess?

Been raining all day and will continue thru til tomorrow. Expecting at least 1 delay today.

nate
07-04-2009, 02:58 PM
I'm guessing the umps want to get this one in. Is bad weather approaching, I'd guess?

Thom and Chris said it's raining lightly now.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 02:59 PM
Down goes Rasmus swinging! 1 out, 1 on.

Falls City Beer
07-04-2009, 02:59 PM
Been raining all day and will continue thru til tomorrow. Expecting at least 1 delay today.

At least that partially explains the Mac truck strike zone.

Brutus
07-04-2009, 02:59 PM
Walk Him! Walk Him! Walk Albert.

Falls City Beer
07-04-2009, 03:01 PM
Eww. Would be very nice to get tomorrow's game rained out! And win today of course. Hopefully by make up time Carpenter would be back on the DL.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 03:01 PM
Micah fools Pujols on a change up to even the count, 2-2.


BP runs after a foul, up onto the tarp and into the crowd, but it was too deep. He's fine though. Still 2-2 to Pujols, 1 out, 1 on.

Tom Servo
07-04-2009, 03:02 PM
Note to Owings: exploit strike zone the width of Bam Bam Bigelow's arse.
I like these understandable comparisons.

TheNext44
07-04-2009, 03:03 PM
Willy T w/ a bunt single.


hey, he's been good the last week. Won't sustain it, but I'll take it!

Over the last 10 games, Taveras's numbers:

.375 .390 .461 .851

Raised his season OPS around 40 points to around .582. Yippieee!

oneupper
07-04-2009, 03:04 PM
Last Night Pujols also hit a foul just out of Votto's reach before...well doing that thing.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 03:05 PM
Quite the battle going on here. next pitch (3-2) will be the 9th pitch of the AB. Just be smart, Micah, please.


And he walked him. That's ok by me.

KoryMac5
07-04-2009, 03:05 PM
Just looked at the Weather Radar and things don't look good for getting this game in today.

nate
07-04-2009, 03:05 PM
Pujols walks after a long AB.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 03:05 PM
1st and 2nd, 1 out and Duncan up to make an out...or two :)

Brutus
07-04-2009, 03:06 PM
Thank you for listening, Micah.

BTW... this game is gonna be wiped out. There's nothing but solid rain for the next several hours. If they can't get to 4 1/2 innings by the time the delay starts, it does not look promising. The heavy stuff will be in Cincinnati fairly soon.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 03:06 PM
He gone on 3 pitches...woot!

Tom Servo
07-04-2009, 03:06 PM
Owings K's Duncan.

jojo
07-04-2009, 03:06 PM
Pujols is a pitch sponge....

Falls City Beer
07-04-2009, 03:06 PM
Hitters really don't have much of a chance with this strike zone. Keeps the pace vigorous, which I like.

nate
07-04-2009, 03:07 PM
Duncan Ks looking. He seemed to be a bit cross with the umpire over the call.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 03:07 PM
From the sounds of things and mlb.com's gameday, Micah really has his changeup working quite well today. Again, lots of 1st pitch strikes. :thumbup:

Brutus
07-04-2009, 03:08 PM
Hitters really don't have much of a chance with this strike zone. Keeps the pace vigorous, which I like.

Need to get through exactly 2 more innings (assuming Cincinnati keeps the lead) and do so very quickly.

nate
07-04-2009, 03:08 PM
A deep flyout to the track in right ends the inning.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 03:08 PM
And an easy, albeit deep, F9 to end the inning!

Thru 2.5, 2-1 Good guys!

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 03:11 PM
BP with a hustle single and the throw goes into the stands!!!

It was a grounder to SS and he threw it away.

0 out, man on 2nd, for Bruuuuuuce.

nate
07-04-2009, 03:12 PM
BP reaches on an error. Ends up at 2B on the throw into the dugout.

jojo
07-04-2009, 03:13 PM
Greene was probably trying to throw a snotball

Tom Servo
07-04-2009, 03:13 PM
Argh, I thought Bruce hit it out.

nate
07-04-2009, 03:13 PM
Man, Bruce just gets under one that ends up being caught deep. BP advances to 3B.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 03:14 PM
Bah.

Bruce crushes one to DEEP CF but it's playable and caught. Advances BP to 3rd though!

1 out, for EdE.

Kc61
07-04-2009, 03:15 PM
Bruce is very proficient at hitting outfield fly balls.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 03:15 PM
EdE K's swinging. Bah.

Wait!

BP scores on a bad throw by Molina down to 3b when he tried to pick off BP!!! He sent it into LF and BP can jog in to score! 3-1 good guys!

Then Hairston w/ a double!

Tom Servo
07-04-2009, 03:15 PM
Thanks, Yodier. At least George still thinks you're a Hall of Famer.

nate
07-04-2009, 03:16 PM
You don't see that everyday! Lol.

EE Ks but Molina drops it, tags EE and quick throws down to third to get BP but throws it into LF. BP scores.

nate
07-04-2009, 03:16 PM
And then JHJ doubles.

Blitz Dorsey
07-04-2009, 03:16 PM
I love it! I despise Yadi Molina. He talks trash and stares everyone down and gets away with it. I think he's a punk. Love to see him make a blunder like that!

BCubb2003
07-04-2009, 03:16 PM
Productive strikeout by Edwin.

Brutus
07-04-2009, 03:17 PM
Now just get through 1.5 more innings. Swing at everything! :-)

Kc61
07-04-2009, 03:17 PM
Hairston seems to have perked up after a down period. A double.

jojo
07-04-2009, 03:18 PM
EE looks silly then Molina steals the scene...

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 03:18 PM
Razor Ramon flies out to deep RF, but it's caught.

Thru 3, 3-1 good guys!

Get thru this another 1.5 innings and it's official! quick 1-2-3 here Micah!

Brutus
07-04-2009, 03:19 PM
Razor Ramon flies out to deep RF, but it's caught.

Thru 3, 3-1 good guys!

Get thru this another 1.5 innings and it's official! quick 1-2-3 here Micah!

No kidding. Where's Miguel Olivo when you need him?

nate
07-04-2009, 03:20 PM
Molina(?) lines out to Dickerson.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 03:20 PM
1 pitch, 1 out. Molina being a team player! :thumbup:

Brutus
07-04-2009, 03:20 PM
Yadier doing his part!

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 03:21 PM
First pitch, per gameday, to Thurston, was right down the middle. Called a ball?!?

nate
07-04-2009, 03:21 PM
Thurston grounds out, 3-1.

2 down.

jojo
07-04-2009, 03:21 PM
It's sadsack to openly root for rain on the 4th....

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 03:22 PM
GO to Votto. 3-1 put out...that one was a bit drawn out. 3 pitches. Thurston not as much a team player :)

Thompson up now.

nate
07-04-2009, 03:22 PM
First pitch, per gameday, to Thurston, was right down the middle. Called a ball?!?

Yeah, it was low.

Blitz Dorsey
07-04-2009, 03:22 PM
Love me some Yadi today. He is really stepping up!

nate
07-04-2009, 03:22 PM
It's sadsack to openly root for rain on the 4th....

We're Reds fans!

BCubb2003
07-04-2009, 03:22 PM
I wonder what would happen if the Gameday pitch display was shown on the scoreboard.

nate
07-04-2009, 03:23 PM
Owings Ks Thompson. End of inning.

Blitz Dorsey
07-04-2009, 03:23 PM
It's sadsack to openly root for rain on the 4th....

After last night, I'll take 'em anyway I can get 'em.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 03:23 PM
"Bleu Bayou!"


That was quick :thumbup:

Brutus
07-04-2009, 03:23 PM
It's sadsack to openly root for rain on the 4th....

Take 'em how you can get 'em.

I would not ordinarily be rooting for that type of thing. However, it's clear this game probably won't be finished once it's suspended. The rain is ominous. So with that in mind, I want to get to the middle of the 5th as soon as humanly possible.

VR
07-04-2009, 03:23 PM
You have to like Owings as your #5 starter.

With Homer looking 'for real' it certainly makes Arroyo a wise choice to move now with his salary...and for once, save money AND get better.

Brutus
07-04-2009, 03:24 PM
You have to like Owings as your #5 starter.

With Homer looking 'for real' it certainly makes Arroyo a wise choice to move now with his salary...and for once, save money AND get better.

I'll trade Arroyo for Volquez. :-)

BCubb2003
07-04-2009, 03:25 PM
Since the rain is going to come anyway, what we're rooting for is the fifth inning.

TRF
07-04-2009, 03:25 PM
How good has Owings been over the last month or so?

nate
07-04-2009, 03:25 PM
Chat is open!

Blitz Dorsey
07-04-2009, 03:26 PM
We need a solo shot from Dickerson, then two quick outs. That's the game plan. Now just execute it.

Brutus
07-04-2009, 03:26 PM
In other news, Milwaukee is beating the Cubs worse than a red-headed step child.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 03:26 PM
Micah continuing to be a team player, 1 pitch, grounds it back to Thompson, 1 out.

Blitz Dorsey
07-04-2009, 03:28 PM
C'mon Chris, we said HR, not walk, get with the program.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 03:28 PM
Dickerson w/ another stellar AB.

Draws a BB.

Blitz Dorsey
07-04-2009, 03:29 PM
Ahh, we can always count on Willy to go up there swingin'.

Tom Servo
07-04-2009, 03:31 PM
Taveras lines into a Phillips.

Blitz Dorsey
07-04-2009, 03:31 PM
Now hold 'em Micah and this there is an O-fficial game!

jojo
07-04-2009, 03:31 PM
What does everyone think about the hats?

Gallen5862
07-04-2009, 03:31 PM
Let's go Reds. We need a win today.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 03:31 PM
Bah, Dickerson w/ a hit'n run and lined to Ankiel, doubles up Dickerson easily.

Thru 4, 3-1 good guys!

redsfandan
07-04-2009, 03:32 PM
How good has Owings been over the last month or so?
In June he was 2-2, 3.72 era, 15 k's, 15 walks in 29 ip, 44 total baserunners allowed.

jojo
07-04-2009, 03:32 PM
Rather than rooting for quick outs, I think the Reds need a few more runs.

RedsManRick
07-04-2009, 03:33 PM
HAVOC!

TRF
07-04-2009, 03:33 PM
In June he was 2-2, 3.72 era, 15 k's, 15 walks in 29 ip, 44 total baserunners allowed.

for a #5 starter, that's pretty good.

RedsManRick
07-04-2009, 03:34 PM
What does everyone think about the hats?

I like the hats when they're usually red anyways, like they are today. Can't stand the ones on teams who don't have red caps though.

oneupper
07-04-2009, 03:34 PM
If Taveras is going to play, I'm perfectly OK with him bunting almost every time. What was wrong with a bunt there?

Blitz Dorsey
07-04-2009, 03:34 PM
Owings is hummin'.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 03:35 PM
Greene...he gone!


Record number of K's for Micah today w/ 6 woot!

Blitz Dorsey
07-04-2009, 03:35 PM
Two more outs, two more outs...

Blitz Dorsey
07-04-2009, 03:35 PM
One more out, one more out...

Tom Servo
07-04-2009, 03:35 PM
How good has Owings been over the last month or so?
I never understood the calls for his head. He's a perfectly acceptable back of the rotation guy.

redsfandan
07-04-2009, 03:35 PM
for a #5 starter, that's pretty good.
And he's making about 1/20th of what Arroyo is making. :thumbup:

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 03:35 PM
Nice play to snag the liner. 2 outs!

redsfandan
07-04-2009, 03:36 PM
I never understood the calls for his head. He's a perfectly acceptable back of the rotation guy.
I think some people want to have 5 aces. Nevermind how unrealistic that is.

Tony Cloninger
07-04-2009, 03:37 PM
Everything is fine until he turns in some 4-5 inning...5 ER or so game....then ...comes The Reign of Terror from whatever poster dislikes him to begin with.

jojo
07-04-2009, 03:37 PM
I think Bud needs to bring back double headers....

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 03:37 PM
Easy out...DEEEEEEEEEP to Bruce. It's an official game!


Thru 4.5, 3-1 Good guys!

Blitz Dorsey
07-04-2009, 03:37 PM
I like Owings as a No. 5 starter or as a reliever. Either way, I hope the Reds keep him for a few years.

Oh yeah, and he just so happens to be an excellent hitter for a pitcher too (and just a good hitter, period).

Nice, it's now an official game. Let it rain, let it rain!

Brutus
07-04-2009, 03:39 PM
Now I want to see a 35-minute inning where the Reds tack on another 3-5 runs just to be safe. After that, rain away.

Tom Servo
07-04-2009, 03:39 PM
Votto homers!

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 03:39 PM
Jesus, Votto is good!

redsfandan
07-04-2009, 03:39 PM
Unfortunately Owings usually doesn't last much longer than 5 ip so the rain would come in handy.

Way to go Joey! :thumbup:

Blitz Dorsey
07-04-2009, 03:40 PM
Crack a bottle, let your body waddle, don't try to pitch to Joey Votto, we just hit the lotto!

BCubb2003
07-04-2009, 03:41 PM
Unfortunately Owings usually doesn't last much longer than 5 ip so the rain would come in handy.



I wouldn't be surprised if he improves on that in the next few years.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 03:41 PM
BP lines a single out to LF!

Blitz Dorsey
07-04-2009, 03:43 PM
The rain is starting to come down perrty hard.

Bruce with a single.. first and third no outs.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 03:43 PM
Single to RF for Bruce!

BP goes to 3b!

Woohoo!

No outs!

redsfandan
07-04-2009, 03:43 PM
How hard is the rain?

jojo
07-04-2009, 03:45 PM
It's looking more and more like the Reds wont need rain in this one.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 03:45 PM
EdE w/ an ugly K :(

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 03:46 PM
Suicide squeeze!


Foulded off. Whew. Would have been dead.

jojo
07-04-2009, 03:46 PM
EdE w/ an ugly K :(

He hasn't had good at bats today.

Blitz Dorsey
07-04-2009, 03:47 PM
Nice! 5-1 Reds.

Tom Servo
07-04-2009, 03:47 PM
Run scoring ground out!

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 03:47 PM
5-4-3 but couldn't turn the DP!!!

Run scores! 5-1 good guys!

Blitz Dorsey
07-04-2009, 03:47 PM
Joe Thurston is flat crackin' me up! He is a AAA player at best!

jojo
07-04-2009, 03:48 PM
I love the suicide squeeze, but that attempt wasnt nirvana.

jojo
07-04-2009, 03:49 PM
Joe Thurston is flat crackin' me up! He is a AAA player at best!

It probably wasn't the best decision of his career.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 03:50 PM
Ramon P6 to end the inning. But a good one for the good guys!

Thru 5, 5-1!

redsfandan
07-04-2009, 03:50 PM
I'd love it if Votto is added to the all-star team. I know it's doubtful but damn he's been impressive.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 03:53 PM
Pujols w/ a single to RF. 0 out, 1 on.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 03:55 PM
He just walked Duncan on 4 straight pitches. He's struck him out the previous 2 times. Ugh. Time to get the pen warming.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 03:56 PM
Interesting play...

4-6 putout, but it bounced off of BP and goes right to JHJ, thankfully for the force out!


Men at the corners, 1 out. Moline up.

Tom Servo
07-04-2009, 03:57 PM
I just knew it was going to bounce off BP's glove. As soon as it was hit. At least they managed to get one out instead of bases loaded, no outs.

Tom Servo
07-04-2009, 03:57 PM
Well, that didn't work.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 03:58 PM
F-9...OMG...


Bruce w/ the throw to the plate. Cut off, throw to 2nd, then back to home and Pujols is safe. Ugh.


5-2 now, 2 outs.

redsfandan
07-04-2009, 03:59 PM
If Owings can finish the inning I'd have to think about turning it over to the bullpen for the last 3 innings.

Tom Servo
07-04-2009, 04:00 PM
Oh man, that was scary.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 04:00 PM
Leaping catch by Bruce!!!


Thru 5.5, 5-2 good guys!

Come on rain!

kaldaniels
07-04-2009, 04:02 PM
If the game somehow gets in, the cycle is in play for Votto. He's got the 2 hard parts done.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 04:03 PM
1 pitch, Micah bunts, right back to the pitcher. 1 out.

redsfandan
07-04-2009, 04:03 PM
Holy heck, didn't realize he got a triple. Didn't think he could.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 04:04 PM
Dickerson 6-3 go. 2 out.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 04:05 PM
Willy T w/ his 3rd hit today w/ a single into RF.

Tony Cloninger
07-04-2009, 04:06 PM
Bad idea to stretch Owings....he wears down at a Milton like pace.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 04:06 PM
Deeep fly out for Votto into LF. Thru 6, 5-2 Good Guys!

redsfandan
07-04-2009, 04:07 PM
Umm they're keeping him in for the start of the 7th?? Hope the bullpen is ready.

Mario-Rijo
07-04-2009, 04:08 PM
Seemed like Reds batters were afraid they were gonna melt, like 5 pitches to 4 batters. You can tell they aren't a veteran group. Use that weather to your advantage.

Falls City Beer
07-04-2009, 04:08 PM
Under 100 pitches, bottom of the order up. Don't have a problem with him starting the inning.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 04:09 PM
1 pitch to Hoffpauir, 1 out. Nice.

Owings still pitching.

Tom Servo
07-04-2009, 04:09 PM
I get the Cardinals feed and they showed Walt Jocketty. He seemed pretty bored. I felt this was important enough to share with you all.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 04:09 PM
2 pitches, 2 outs now.


Greene lined out to JHJ. Nice.

oneupper
07-04-2009, 04:09 PM
Anyone else not comfortable with a 3 run lead?

Falls City Beer
07-04-2009, 04:10 PM
I get the Cardinals feed and they showed Walt Jocketty. He seemed pretty bored. I felt this was important enough to share with you all.

He's just scowly. He really brightens up when he talks though.

redsfandan
07-04-2009, 04:10 PM
Owings typically doesn't eat up alot of innings. This is about how long he usually lasts.

Mario-Rijo
07-04-2009, 04:10 PM
Anyone else not comfortable with a 3 run lead?

Old habits die hard.

Tony Cloninger
07-04-2009, 04:11 PM
Well the Cardinals are going all Willy T for Owings....so it works out.

Falls City Beer
07-04-2009, 04:11 PM
Take him out.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 04:11 PM
6 pitch AB by Schumaker, past a diving BP, single. 2 outs for Rasmus.

Tom Servo
07-04-2009, 04:12 PM
Rasmus' running eye black makes it look like he's been crying.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 04:13 PM
PUjols on deck...please get Rasmus here.

And that's it for Micah!

Great outing for him. Time for the BP to redeem themselves!

Blitz Dorsey
07-04-2009, 04:13 PM
Great freakin' job Micah!

(These kids need to learn how to tip their caps though. Ha.)

redsfandan
07-04-2009, 04:14 PM
Good start for Owings. I know some people were afraid of the Cardinals vs our 3 "worst" starting pitchers. So far the starters have been just fine.

Falls City Beer
07-04-2009, 04:14 PM
As usual, I'm disappointed in the obvious lack of a book the Reds have on Rasmus.

oneupper
07-04-2009, 04:15 PM
Quality Start AND a home run. Not a bad day!

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 04:15 PM
DRH in to face Ludwick (PH).

guttle11
07-04-2009, 04:15 PM
Any chance Pujols doesn't tie the game?

Tom Servo
07-04-2009, 04:15 PM
Pujols coming up with the chance to tie the game.


Ugh.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 04:16 PM
Bloop single and that's it for DRH.


Massett coming in. This is the right call imo.

Falls City Beer
07-04-2009, 04:16 PM
I'd rather Dr. H face Ludwick than Rasmus, tbh. Reds' pitchers clearly have no clue how to pitch to him.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 04:16 PM
I believe Massett gets him this time.

WVRedsFan
07-04-2009, 04:16 PM
Maybe they've figured out DRH The last 6 batters have 4 hits!

Falls City Beer
07-04-2009, 04:17 PM
Any chance Pujols doesn't tie the game?

Probably very little, but I like Masset's chances more than any other reliever in the pen of getting it done.

Mario-Rijo
07-04-2009, 04:18 PM
Bloop single and that's it for DRH.


Massett coming in. This is the right call imo.

Absolutely and he should always been the one to pitch to Albert out of the pen with only Cordero 2nd. He gives us the best chance to beat him.

Tom Servo
07-04-2009, 04:20 PM
We survived!

Falls City Beer
07-04-2009, 04:20 PM
Dude's a top-shelf MR.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 04:20 PM
Told ya he'd get'em!


Easy 4-3 GO!

Thru 6.5, good guys lead, 5-2!

WVRedsFan
07-04-2009, 04:20 PM
Good job by Nick Massett.

KoryMac5
07-04-2009, 04:20 PM
Nice confidence builder for Massett there.

guttle11
07-04-2009, 04:20 PM
If that doesn't show you who the true set-up man on this team is, nothing will.

redsfandan
07-04-2009, 04:21 PM
Did everyone hold their breath or was I the only one?

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 04:21 PM
I wasn't around for yesterday's game, but apparently Dusty blew it w/ Weathers facing Pujols and he got blasted for it.

Well, he def. made the right call today w/ Massett. I guess Massett got hit by a comebacker and that's why he came out yesterday?

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 04:22 PM
Did everyone hold their breath or was I the only one?

Not at all, tbh. I think Massett is the best reliever on this team.

oneupper
07-04-2009, 04:22 PM
Did everyone hold their breath or was I the only one?

Just till I was a light shade of blue. Fortunately not a long AB!

Mario-Rijo
07-04-2009, 04:22 PM
Did everyone hold their breath or was I the only one?

I honestly didn't. Masset has the requisite stuff to get Pujols out consistently if there are those types.

Mario-Rijo
07-04-2009, 04:24 PM
I wasn't around for yesterday's game, but apparently Dusty blew it w/ Weathers facing Pujols and he got blasted for it.

Well, he def. made the right call today w/ Massett. I guess Massett got hit by a comebacker and that's why he came out yesterday?

Yeah right on the inside of the right forearm about just below the elbow, pretty hard to.

Tom Servo
07-04-2009, 04:27 PM
Not exactly a thrilling first game back for EE.

WVRedsFan
07-04-2009, 04:28 PM
Wow! Impatience personified. How many pitches did Bruce and Edwin see? 2. I think he only threw8 or 9 pitches.

Kc61
07-04-2009, 04:28 PM
Reds out in the seventh. Bruce with a fly ball out. Has to work on that swing to hit more liners, fewer fly outs.

redsfandan
07-04-2009, 04:29 PM
Eh it's his 1st game. When the others slump we'll need him to step up. Fortunately the offense has been ok lately.

WVRedsFan
07-04-2009, 04:31 PM
You never get enough runs against the Cardinals.

KoryMac5
07-04-2009, 04:31 PM
I might have stayed with Massett especially since he faced only one batter.

Tom Servo
07-04-2009, 04:31 PM
King Arthur in to pitch. Gives up a single to start.

SirFelixCat
07-04-2009, 04:33 PM
Big pickoff. Good job, Arthur!

BCubb2003
07-04-2009, 04:33 PM
"How bright is that?"

WVRedsFan
07-04-2009, 04:34 PM
inning over with the Reds leading 5-2.

<fingers crossed>

kaldaniels
07-04-2009, 04:34 PM
That was easy enough. Going to the bottom of the 8th.

Tony Cloninger
07-04-2009, 04:35 PM
I knew Baker would put Rhodes back out there to redeem himself.

So Bruce has become entranced by this park's propensity to give up home runs...and is just upper cutting everything?

WVRedsFan
07-04-2009, 04:36 PM
Hairston, Hernandez and ? due up.

WVRedsFan
07-04-2009, 04:38 PM
Hernandez singles after Hairston flies out.

Tom Servo
07-04-2009, 04:39 PM
Nix nails a double.

WVRedsFan
07-04-2009, 04:39 PM
Nix pinch hits for Rhodes. Nix doubles off Schumaker's glove. 2nd and 3rd with one out.

Tony Cloninger
07-04-2009, 04:41 PM
PLEASE...do something with this runner at 3rd..at least.

kaldaniels
07-04-2009, 04:41 PM
CD is hitting ~.350 and OPSing over .800 since June 1.

Kc61
07-04-2009, 04:41 PM
I knew Baker would put Rhodes back out there to redeem himself.

So Bruce has become entranced by this park's propensity to give up home runs...and is just upper cutting everything?

His fly ball rate is high, his line drive rate is down. Bruce needs to level his swing off. It's probably an adjustment he can make pretty easily but it seems fairly obvious to me.

WVRedsFan
07-04-2009, 04:42 PM
PLEASE...do something with this runner at 3rd..at least.
Dickerson up. It's up to him Taveras has his hits for the day.

You never get too many runs against StL.

Kc61
07-04-2009, 04:42 PM
Gee, has Gomes hit yet? I would have hit Gomes for Dickerson here.

WVRedsFan
07-04-2009, 04:43 PM
I guess they wanted defense in the 9th.

WVRedsFan
07-04-2009, 04:44 PM
Dickerson hopeless against the lefty. Taken third strike, the most infuriating play in baseball (to me).

TRF
07-04-2009, 04:45 PM
Gee, has Gomes hit yet? I would have hit Gomes for Dickerson here.

I think finding out if CD can hit LH's with a 3 run lead is the right move.

Kc61
07-04-2009, 04:45 PM
I guess they wanted defense in the 9th.

Reds could have used Nix in left field. I understand Dusty wants to bring Dickerson along, but he still struggles against lefties, Gomes feasts off them, just disagree with Dusty there.

Falls City Beer
07-04-2009, 04:45 PM
You never get too many runs against StL.

You know it's going to be a nailbiter in the 9th. I'll say they hold on by a run.