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Red in Chicago
07-08-2009, 07:35 PM
Reds
C. Dickerson cf
J. Hairston Jr. ss
J. Votto 1b
B. Phillips 2b
L. Nix lf
R. Hernandez c
J. Bruce rf
E. Encarnacion 3b
H. Bailey p

Phils
J. Rollins ss
S. Victorino cf
C. Utley 2b
R. Howard 1b
J. Werth rf
G. Dobbs lf
P. Feliz 3b
C. Ruiz c
R. Lopez p

SirFelixCat
07-08-2009, 07:56 PM
Yay Dickerson!

Let's hope Homer builds on his last start, too!

nate
07-08-2009, 08:05 PM
Agreed!

Hoosier Red
07-08-2009, 08:09 PM
how did Dickerson get on?

oneupper
07-08-2009, 08:09 PM
A Paul Bako sighting!
Bako catching, according to the TV.

nate
07-08-2009, 08:10 PM
Little infield hit.

oneupper
07-08-2009, 08:10 PM
how did Dickerson get on?

Swinging bunt down the third base line.

oneupper
07-08-2009, 08:14 PM
Hairston grounds out to short. Dickerson to second.

oneupper
07-08-2009, 08:15 PM
Votto flies out to left. Two down.

oneupper
07-08-2009, 08:18 PM
Brandon gets called out on ball four inside. REDS out.

membengal
07-08-2009, 08:18 PM
I don't understand why that Miller guy is allowed to steal beer from people.

membengal
07-08-2009, 08:19 PM
Phillips Kd.

0-0 heading to bottom of first.

Reds/Flyers Fan
07-08-2009, 08:19 PM
Clutch hitting is a requirement if this team wants to stay in contention. That first inning display was anything but clutch.

KoryMac5
07-08-2009, 08:19 PM
How is Gomes not in the line up tonight against Lopez. He is batting .471 with 3 hrs against him in his career. I don't usually complain about the line up but this makes no sense to me.

membengal
07-08-2009, 08:20 PM
Welsh singing Bailey's praises. Probably the kiss of death.

membengal
07-08-2009, 08:21 PM
Rolllins Ks looking.

nate
07-08-2009, 08:21 PM
Nice strikeout of Rollins there! That last pitch was awesome.

KoryMac5
07-08-2009, 08:21 PM
Bailey may benefit from a generous strike zone tonight.

WVRedsFan
07-08-2009, 08:22 PM
We'll know a whole lot about Homer after tonight. With that he gets a called strike 3 on Rollins.

membengal
07-08-2009, 08:22 PM
Victorino grounds out to 1b, nice feed from Votto to Bailey to get the out.

oneupper
07-08-2009, 08:24 PM
Bailey may benefit from a generous strike zone tonight.

As will Lopez, also not known for his control.

membengal
07-08-2009, 08:25 PM
Bailey's fastball sitting comfortably at 94/95 to start the game. Phillies have been late on it.

WVRedsFan
07-08-2009, 08:25 PM
1-2-3 for Homer. Good half inning.

membengal
07-08-2009, 08:25 PM
Utley flies to LF.

Nice 1-2-3 inning from Homer.

0-0 after one.

membengal
07-08-2009, 08:26 PM
Given Homer's height, the ball sure does get to home plate in a hurry...

membengal
07-08-2009, 08:27 PM
Nix up to start the top of the second.

membengal
07-08-2009, 08:28 PM
Nix grounds out to 1b.

Ramon H up.

membengal
07-08-2009, 08:32 PM
Ramon H Ks. Two down.

membengal
07-08-2009, 08:33 PM
Bruce, searching for line drives, and places where fielders are not standing with their gloves, is up.

membengal
07-08-2009, 08:33 PM
Bruce takes a called third strike.

Ugly.

0-0 middle of 2.

membengal
07-08-2009, 08:34 PM
This post-Tommy John surgery Rodrigo Lopez has decent movement back on his pitches. He used to be decent with Baltimore. Might be a decent mid-season pick-up for my fantasy team. Decent. Because I can. Decently.

membengal
07-08-2009, 08:35 PM
Ryan Howard at the dish to start the Phils second.

membengal
07-08-2009, 08:36 PM
Howard lines to 1b.

One out.

membengal
07-08-2009, 08:37 PM
96 mph at the knees on the corner to start the at-bat against Werth. Tough pitch.

First righty Homer has seen after four straight lefties to start the game.

membengal
07-08-2009, 08:38 PM
Ooooooo/

96 mph at the knees on the corner for a K of Werth.

Pretty.

Two down.

membengal
07-08-2009, 08:40 PM
5th lefty of the night out of six at the dish in Dobbs. He grounds to SS.

Six up six down for Homer

0-0 after two.

Tom Servo
07-08-2009, 08:41 PM
Homer gets Lou Dobbs Tonight to ground out. Looking good through two, but all the George and Chris "He's great now!" talk worries me. Let's take it a bit slower guys.

membengal
07-08-2009, 08:42 PM
EE to start the Reds' third.

membengal
07-08-2009, 08:43 PM
EE singles to LF.

And, Tom Servo, Homer's at the least markedly better than Arroyo...

TRF
07-08-2009, 08:43 PM
can Homer bunt?

membengal
07-08-2009, 08:44 PM
Sac attempt room service at the dish turns into an easy double play.

Two down.

TRF
07-08-2009, 08:44 PM
guess not.

Tom Servo
07-08-2009, 08:45 PM
EE singles to LF.

And, Tom Servo, Homer's at the least markedly better than Arroyo...
This is true, I just don't like getting my hopes up early. I need more than 1 start to be able to buy into George and Chris' praise.

membengal
07-08-2009, 08:45 PM
Dickerson Ks looking. 4 Ks for Lopez, who is owing the inner half of the plate on the Reds.

0-0 middle of 3.

membengal
07-08-2009, 08:47 PM
This is true, I just don't like getting my hopes up early. I need more than 1 start to be able to buy into George and Chris' praise.


Go ahead and get your hopes up. Even when he has down starts, which he will at his age, we can all see now that his stuff is legit. That is reaaaalllll easy gas he is throwing, and as he continues to have command, the Reds really have something here. I look forward to watching him pitch, even with his inevitably growing pains.

membengal
07-08-2009, 08:48 PM
Pedro Feliz to start the Phil's half of the third.

Feliz flies to short CF.

One down.

membengal
07-08-2009, 08:48 PM
The erstwhile Red, Paul Bako, up for Philly, batting lefty. Six leftys in the nine hitters for this line-up against Homer...

Ltlabner
07-08-2009, 08:48 PM
Paul bako lives

Chat is open, by the way.

membengal
07-08-2009, 08:49 PM
Stupid Bako singles to LF on an 0-2 pitch. Stupid Bako.

One down, one on, pitcher up.

membengal
07-08-2009, 08:50 PM
JOey Votto makes a horrible decision to go to second on the bunt, throws is late, runners safe all the way around.

Bad move, joey.

1st and 2nd, one out, Rollins up.

membengal
07-08-2009, 08:51 PM
Ruling on that last play, sac and E-3.

membengal
07-08-2009, 08:52 PM
But, great news here. Short bloop into left center run down by Dickerson, Bako going heavens knows here, doubled off secondl.

0-0 end of 3.

membengal
07-08-2009, 08:54 PM
JHJ/Votto/Phillips and hopefully a lot more due up this inning.

KoryMac5
07-08-2009, 08:55 PM
JOey Votto makes a horrible decision to go to second on the bunt, throws is late, runners safe all the way around.

Bad move, joey.

1st and 2nd, one out, Rollins up.

I thought it was a good risk by Votto. If Jerry holds on he would have been out according to my replay and the Philly announcers. No damage done as Bailey works out of it.

membengal
07-08-2009, 08:56 PM
I think that runner is safe, even if Votto's throw is true. At any rate, no damage.

JHJ flares one into LF for a lead-off single.

CTA513
07-08-2009, 08:57 PM
I think that runner is safe, even if Votto's throw is true. At any rate, no damage.

JHJ flares one into LF for a lead-off single.


Rollins did a good job running the ball down or Hairston would of had a chance at a double.

membengal
07-08-2009, 08:58 PM
Votto hits a ball to right center, misplayed by the philies, ball falls in.

Will be ruled a hit, but Lopez deserves better from his outfielders.

1st and 2nd, no outs.

oneupper
07-08-2009, 09:00 PM
Votto hits a ball to right center, misplayed by the philies, ball falls in.

Will be ruled a hit, but Lopez deserves better from his outfielders.

1st and 2nd, no outs.

Joey has the BABIP, baby.

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:00 PM
Phillips walks, bases loaded.

None out.

Nix up.

Kc61
07-08-2009, 09:01 PM
Bases loaded no outs for the Reds.

What are the chances?

oneupper
07-08-2009, 09:01 PM
Phillips walks, bases loaded.

None out.

Nix up.

Laynce needs to focus. Has been having terrible ABs lately.

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:02 PM
Nix singles to RF.

One run scores, bases remain loaded.

1-0 Reds. Still no outs.

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:03 PM
Ramon H up, he used to Lopez's catcher in Baltimore.

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:04 PM
Ramon H with a nice sac fly to RF. Runner scores, Phillips moves up to third.

Runners at first and third, one out, 2-0 Reds lead.

Bruce up.

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:06 PM
Bruce has count at 2-2...

CrackerJack
07-08-2009, 09:07 PM
Bruce is brutal

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:07 PM
Bruce grounds into 4-3 double play.

2-0 Reds middle of 4.

Kc61
07-08-2009, 09:07 PM
Nice patience by Bruce but he hits into an inning ending double play. Bruce hits tons of fly balls, just not that time.

oneupper
07-08-2009, 09:07 PM
Bruce is GIDP a lot lately...Ouch.

KoryMac5
07-08-2009, 09:08 PM
Bruce is GIDP a lot lately...Ouch.

May have to rename the Phillips...

CTA513
07-08-2009, 09:08 PM
Reds runners need to stop making it so easy on that type of double play.

nate
07-08-2009, 09:08 PM
Bases loaded no outs for the Reds.

What are the chances?

I guess in this instance, 100%!

:cool:

oneupper
07-08-2009, 09:08 PM
Reds didn't really hit any ballsl solidly, but come away with two.

Redmachine2003
07-08-2009, 09:09 PM
Bruce needs to go to AAA and get his act together. Right now Gomes and Dickerson would fill in better than he is.

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:09 PM
Victorino/Utley/Howard up in Phils' fourth.

REDSEER
07-08-2009, 09:10 PM
Reds runners need to stop making it so easy on that type of double play.
Agreed, Nix has to stop in his tracks on that play. Most of the time the second baseman would then throw it to first to force out that runner, leaving the original runner in a rundown.

In that situation, a rundown allows the runner to score from third.

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:10 PM
Bad luck there, nasty curve ball dribbled to first base, tough play and votto can't get it to homer in time.

Infield hit.

Runner at 1b, no outs.

PuffyPig
07-08-2009, 09:10 PM
Nix with two really bad base running blunders cost us a run.

He should have easily made it to second on Hernadez fly out. And if he simply stops before he gets tagged on the Bruce ground ball, a run will score.

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:11 PM
Victorino swipes second.

KoryMac5
07-08-2009, 09:11 PM
Bruce needs to go to AAA and get his act together. Right now Gomes and Dickerson would fill in better than he is.

Tonight might have been a good night to give him off especially with Gomes batting so well against Lopez. Unfortunately sending him to AAA won't improve his approach at the plate.

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:12 PM
Utley flies to RF, runner moves to 3b, making it a sac fly.

One down, runner on third, howard up.

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:13 PM
Howard singles to LF, beating the shift.

Run scores.

2-1 Reds lead. Still one out.

Werth up.

Redmachine2003
07-08-2009, 09:15 PM
Tonight might have been a good night to give him off especially with Gomes batting so well against Lopez. Unfortunately sending him to AAA won't improve his approach at the plate.
It might wake him up and also give him a chance to get some confidence back and a old set of eyes that at AAA that has worked with him before to help him get his stroke back.

KoryMac5
07-08-2009, 09:16 PM
Bailey continues to throw about 80% fastballs to the Phils tonight. Like to see him mix it up a bit.

oneupper
07-08-2009, 09:16 PM
Wow. Homer blew that one by Werth.

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:16 PM
Werth Ks on some eye-cheese. He just couldn't lay off it.

Two outs, runner still on first, Dobbs up.

Strikes Out Looking
07-08-2009, 09:17 PM
Utley flies to RF, runner moves to 3b, making it a sac fly.

One down, runner on third, howard up.

moving to 3b is only a sacrifice, not a sacrifice fly. I think.

Kc61
07-08-2009, 09:18 PM
Tonight might have been a good night to give him off especially with Gomes batting so well against Lopez. Unfortunately sending him to AAA won't improve his approach at the plate.

Facing three lefties this series, I think they'd rest him against one of the lefties, not tonight against Lopez.

And I don't know how anyone knows whether AAA would improve his swing. Of course, it doesn't matter because he obviously is not going to AAA.

But I hope the Reds have some plan for helping Bruce improve at the plate.

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:18 PM
Bailey continues to throw about 80% fastballs to the Phils tonight. Like to see him mix it up a bit.

Why? He's got command of it. Schilling, among others, has said there is nothing more devastating that a good fastball with command. If he's got that tonight, keep pumping it. Rather see that than him make mistake with the curve, which hasn't been as sharp...

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:18 PM
Dobbs singles to RF on the splitter, through the hole between first and second.

Runners at first and second, two outs.

Feliz up.

KoryMac5
07-08-2009, 09:19 PM
It might wake him up and also give him a chance to get some confidence back and a old set of eyes that at AAA that has worked with him before to help him get his stroke back.

The problem is is that his stroke hasn't changed since he has been here. He hasn't made any adjustments, sending him to triple A and seeing him bat .315 will only reinforce that he doesn't need to adjust his swing or approach.

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:20 PM
Fly ball to CF ends the inning.

2-1 Reds after four.

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:21 PM
Homer's night so far, 4 IP 4 hits 1 run 3 Ks 0 walks.

All four hits have been singles.

54 pitches.

Good stuff, really, against a nasty offensive team with six leftys in the line-up against him.

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:21 PM
EE to start the Cincy 5th...

KoryMac5
07-08-2009, 09:22 PM
Why? He's got command of it. Schilling, among others, has said there is nothing more devastating that a good fastball with command. If he's got that tonight, keep pumping it. Rather see that than him make mistake with the curve, which hasn't been as sharp...

You keep pumping fastballs against a team like the Phillies and eventually they will make you pay no matter how devestating. You have to mix in a few breaking balls to keep these guys honest. The last three or four batters came looking for nothing but fastballs against Homer.

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:23 PM
EE pops up on the infield on the first pitch he sees.

One down. Homer up.

oneupper
07-08-2009, 09:23 PM
The problem is is that his stroke hasn't changed since he has been here. He hasn't made any adjustments, sending him to triple A and seeing him bat .315 will only reinforce that he doesn't need to adjust his swing or approach.

Bruce needs to stop doing that curly thing with his mouth and look mean out there.

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:23 PM
You keep pumping fastballs against a team like the Phillies and eventually they will make you pay no matter how devestating. You have to mix in a few breaking balls to keep these guys honest. The last three or four batters came looking for nothing but fastballs against Homer.

He's mixed in some. I don't want him going curve, "just becase".

KoryMac5
07-08-2009, 09:24 PM
Nice hustle by Homer :rolleyes:

PuffyPig
07-08-2009, 09:24 PM
moving to 3b is only a sacrifice, not a sacrifice fly. I think.

Actually it's just an out. Sacrifices are only on bunts where the batter intentially gives himself out. Sacrifice flys are only for a run scoring.

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:24 PM
Homer grounds out to ss.

Dickerson ground out to ss.

Reds gone.

QUICKLY.

2-1 middle of 5.

KoryMac5
07-08-2009, 09:25 PM
He's mixed in some. I don't want him going curve, "just becase".

We will have to agree to disagree than.

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:25 PM
Bako, Lopez, Rollins due up against Homer in the Phils' fifth.

TRF
07-08-2009, 09:26 PM
If I'm Dusty, first chance I get I'm yelling at EE for not taking a pitch or two. Homer needed a breather.

Hoosier Red
07-08-2009, 09:26 PM
You keep pumping fastballs against a team like the Phillies and eventually they will make you pay no matter how devestating. You have to mix in a few breaking balls to keep these guys honest. The last three or four batters came looking for nothing but fastballs against Homer.

And Werth was still late on it. So was Feliz on the first two pitches.

I'm not complaining.

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:26 PM
We will have to agree to disagree than.

So be it.

Nothing I hate more than watching a pitcher get beat on his third best pitch on a night.

KoryMac5
07-08-2009, 09:27 PM
Lopez looks to be done for the night.

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:28 PM
Bako Ks on another bit of nasty high cheese.

One down.

96 mph fastball again. Oof.

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:28 PM
Phils pinch-hitting for Lopez with Chris Coste.

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:29 PM
Ooof. More gas.

Coste Ks.

Tooooo good, at the moment.

Two down, Rollins up.

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:30 PM
There's a first pitch curve ball, to make kory happy. It's a ball, but he showed it.

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:31 PM
Rollins singles to CF on a splitter.

Two outs, runner on first, Victorino up.

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:32 PM
Rollins steals second

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:34 PM
0-2 count on victorino, Ramon H getting on the same page with homer

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:36 PM
Victorino haning tough, counts 1-2, wasting good pitches. Tough hitter to deal with here.

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:36 PM
Victorino grounds out to 2b. Nice work from Homer there.

2-1 Reds after five.

Matt700wlw
07-08-2009, 09:37 PM
Nice job, Bailey!

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:38 PM
5 Ks to 0 BBs on the night for Homer. That is realll nice to see.

JHJ/Votto/Phillips due up, and, again, hopefully a lot more. That was the three that were up when the reds plated two in the fourth.

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:39 PM
CHad Durbin on the bump for the Phillies now.

KoryMac5
07-08-2009, 09:39 PM
Generous strike zone or not Bailey has had nice control tonight.

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:40 PM
JHJ Ks. He does NOT like the call from the ump.

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:41 PM
Votto up.

Would be nice to find some runs this inning. Tough to hold this kind of lead in that park against that team.

KoryMac5
07-08-2009, 09:41 PM
Wow surprised Jerry didn't get run. Umpire was ready for it.

Matt700wlw
07-08-2009, 09:42 PM
I've never seen anybody argue more called third strikes than JHJ

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:42 PM
Votto punched out looking as well. He also does not like the call.

Two down.

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:43 PM
I would advise the Reds to swing, this ump is giving Durbin the corners.

Hoosier Red
07-08-2009, 09:43 PM
Votto punched out looking as well. He also does not like the call.



And once again, the umpire does not care what the player's opinion is. Shocking.

oneupper
07-08-2009, 09:43 PM
Votto punched out looking as well. He also does not like the call.

Two down.

First strike inside to BP wasn't liked either.

Red in Chicago
07-08-2009, 09:43 PM
I've never seen anybody argue more called third strikes than JHJ

He's always arguing about something. I guess that's what happens when regression hits you smack in the face.

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:43 PM
Phillips gets hit. The ump calls it a strike anyway.

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:44 PM
Not really.

Phillips on first base.

Nix up, two down.

Tom Servo
07-08-2009, 09:44 PM
He's always arguing about something. I guess that's what happens when regression hits you smack in the face.
"It's everybody's fault but mine!"

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:44 PM
Nix grounds out.

2-1 Reds up middle of six.

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:45 PM
Nasty half inning for the Reds and Homer to deal with as they nurse the one-run lead.

Utley/Howard/Werth due up.

KoryMac5
07-08-2009, 09:45 PM
The pitch to Votto was a little closer to the plate than Jerry's. However with two strikes you can't afford to take with this umpire.

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:46 PM
George seems to have a crush on the Philly Fanatic.

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:47 PM
Get ahead curve ball against Utley. Called a strike. 77 mph.

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:47 PM
Follows that up with 95 mph gas for a swing and miss. Wow.

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:47 PM
Then a fly ball to LF from Utley to retire him.

One down. Howard up.

Matt700wlw
07-08-2009, 09:48 PM
Follows that up with 95 mph gas for a swing and miss. Wow.

Now THAT is how you keep a hitter off balance!

KoryMac5
07-08-2009, 09:49 PM
Phillie announcers report Lopez left due to shoulder inflamation. Those talks with Toronto about to heat up.

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:50 PM
Wow. Curve to retire Howard on a called strike three.

Wow. And, wow.

Two outs.

Matt700wlw
07-08-2009, 09:50 PM
Howard looked STOOOOPID

RedEye
07-08-2009, 09:51 PM
Howard Ks. Homer looking pretty dominant right now. It is so good to see.

KoryMac5
07-08-2009, 09:51 PM
Glad to see Bailey has been taking the time out between innings to read my posts.

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:52 PM
Werth up. Werth homers.

Darn.

2-2.

Tom Servo
07-08-2009, 09:52 PM
Tie game. :(

RedEye
07-08-2009, 09:52 PM
Whoops. I guess I jinxed him. I will now leave the game thread. Sorry, guys.

Hoosier Red
07-08-2009, 09:52 PM
Bah, I was about to point out a lot of fly balls tonight but I wasn't worried because if they don't go out in this ball park. Whoops.

Matt700wlw
07-08-2009, 09:52 PM
Unless it's the Reds, I want Halladay nowhere near the NL Central.

Strikes Out Looking
07-08-2009, 09:54 PM
George seems to have a crush on the Philly Fanatic.

You just know Edmonds is in that costume.

Matt700wlw
07-08-2009, 09:54 PM
Shake it off, Homer....this is part of it!

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:55 PM
Dobbs wasting pitches, count is still full.

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:56 PM
Dobbs singles to RF. Felize up.

RedEye
07-08-2009, 09:56 PM
My little CBS Gamecenter sez those fastballs are at 96 MPH. Ca anyone say if that is accurate?

membengal
07-08-2009, 09:56 PM
Two outs, runner on first.

2-2 game.

Guys, I have to take care of some stuff here, can one of you pick up the pbp? Thanks.

HotCorner
07-08-2009, 09:57 PM
My little CBS Gamecenter sez those fastballs are at 96 MPH. Ca anyone say if that is accurate?

Yes.

REDSEER
07-08-2009, 09:58 PM
First pitch swinging on a curveball, Feliz grounds into a FC, 6-4.

2-2 after 6.

RedEye
07-08-2009, 09:58 PM
Love to see Homer get through the 6th with no further damage. 6 innings with 2 ER is not a bad line at all, especially with 6 K and no BB.

nate
07-08-2009, 09:58 PM
My little CBS Gamecenter sez those fastballs are at 96 MPH. Ca anyone say if that is accurate?

That's what the stadium gun is reporting too.

Hoosier Red
07-08-2009, 09:58 PM
On it, Feliz grounds to SS, force out at 2nd.

KoryMac5
07-08-2009, 09:58 PM
My little CBS Gamecenter sez those fastballs are at 96 MPH. Ca anyone say if that is accurate?

He has been around 96mph all night long.

Matt700wlw
07-08-2009, 09:58 PM
I will happily take 6 innings of 2 run ball, especially against THIS offense any day of the week, if in fact his night is over.

Add 6 Ks and 0 bbs!

RedEye
07-08-2009, 09:59 PM
Yes.

Sweet. Homer's got the velocity back then, huh? Great to see. IIRC, his fastball was dipping down around 91-92 last year.

Hoosier Red
07-08-2009, 10:00 PM
Hernandez, Bruce, Edwin up this inning, Homer would bat 4th

REDSEER
07-08-2009, 10:00 PM
Massett getting loose according to George

Hoosier Red
07-08-2009, 10:01 PM
Masset up and warming

schroomytunes
07-08-2009, 10:02 PM
I think you pull Homer now, He's pitched a great game let this build on his confidence towards his next start. Also he's close to 100 pitches so let the BP have it.

Matt700wlw
07-08-2009, 10:02 PM
Sweet. Homer's got the velocity back then, huh? Great to see. IIRC, his fastball was dipping down around 91-92 last year.

With very little command, if any....definitely NOT the case right now :)

Hoosier Red
07-08-2009, 10:02 PM
Hernandez grounds a single into RF, Werth almost threw him out at 1st.

CTA513
07-08-2009, 10:03 PM
Hit Werth the next time hes up.

Hoosier Red
07-08-2009, 10:04 PM
Bruce with a swinging bunt advances Ramon to 2nd

Hoosier Red
07-08-2009, 10:04 PM
The good thing is now Homer's spot almost certainly comes up and there's no question you pinch hit for him.

REDSEER
07-08-2009, 10:05 PM
Need a big hit here from EE.....wonder who is in the on deck circle?

Edit: It's Gomes

KoryMac5
07-08-2009, 10:07 PM
Need to get a good AB from Gomes here.

REDSEER
07-08-2009, 10:07 PM
EE gets HBP in his injured hand/wrist area; hope he's ok....

LET'S GO JONNY!

Hoosier Red
07-08-2009, 10:09 PM
Gomes' K's looking

CTA513
07-08-2009, 10:09 PM
Reds hitters might want to start protecting the plate with 2 strikes.

REDSEER
07-08-2009, 10:09 PM
Gomes K's looking on a full count....it's up to Dickerson now.

Charlie Manuel calls for J.C. Romero

Hoosier Red
07-08-2009, 10:10 PM
Manuel brings in the lefty Steroid pusher to face Dickerson. Do you PH with Willy?

REDSEER
07-08-2009, 10:10 PM
Dusty wouldn't pinch hit with Willy here......




would he???

KoryMac5
07-08-2009, 10:10 PM
The umpire has been calling that pitch all night, time to make some adjustments.

Kc61
07-08-2009, 10:11 PM
would like Owings here.

membengal
07-08-2009, 10:11 PM
Second KC. I would like Owings here.

Kc61
07-08-2009, 10:12 PM
Dickerson stays in there. Very tough matchup for him.

REDSEER
07-08-2009, 10:13 PM
Quickly falls behind 0-2

Will M
07-08-2009, 10:13 PM
good call by Dusty/Dick Pole. leave on a good note with a 2nd straight strong outing.

as someone said 6 IP with 2E R vs Howard, Utley,etc,etc is a solid game.

membengal
07-08-2009, 10:13 PM
Ugly.

Hoosier Red
07-08-2009, 10:13 PM
Dickerson K's looking.

Tom Servo
07-08-2009, 10:13 PM
JC Romero fails drug tests.

REDSEER
07-08-2009, 10:13 PM
Another backwards K

oneupper
07-08-2009, 10:13 PM
Dick screams at ump, Ump screams back.

Matt700wlw
07-08-2009, 10:14 PM
Quit arguing and swing!!!!

KoryMac5
07-08-2009, 10:14 PM
When's Dusty going to come out and protect some of his hitters. Though I did think the pitch to Gomes and Dickerson looked pretty good.

CTA513
07-08-2009, 10:15 PM
Thats 6 or 7 called 3rd strikes against Reds hitters tonight.

Kc61
07-08-2009, 10:15 PM
Reds really complaining a lot about called strikes. That one looked like strike three to me.

Don't understand the reluctance to use Micah Owings in that spot. Dickerson was a sure out againt Romero.

This is going to be a tough game to win, the late innings guys have pitched a lot lately.

Key play of the game was Bruce hitting into a double play when a fly ball would have scored the third run.

KoryMac5
07-08-2009, 10:16 PM
If Dusty came out I would imagine the conversation would be "Dude that pitch was inside".

Reds/Flyers Fan
07-08-2009, 10:16 PM
This team needs some offense in the worst way. Absolutely painful night after night after night

edabbs44
07-08-2009, 10:19 PM
Don't understand the reluctance to use Micah Owings in that spot. Dickerson was a sure out againt Romero.

I'm pretty sure that Dusty would have been destroyed by this board if he pinch hit for Dickerson there.

But he still looked awful in that at bat.

KoryMac5
07-08-2009, 10:19 PM
Stairs swinging for the fences.

nate
07-08-2009, 10:20 PM
Heh, well I'll take that call to strike out Stairs.

KoryMac5
07-08-2009, 10:20 PM
Finally the Reds get one of those borderline calls.

membengal
07-08-2009, 10:22 PM
I'm pretty sure that Dusty would have been destroyed by this board if he pinch hit for Dickerson there.

But he still looked awful in that at bat.

No, he wouldn't have. Not if it was with Owings.

nate
07-08-2009, 10:22 PM
Nice inning by Masse(ffec)t!

KoryMac5
07-08-2009, 10:25 PM
Which pen is going to blink first here.

oneupper
07-08-2009, 10:26 PM
JHJ lines out to right.

oneupper
07-08-2009, 10:26 PM
Joey pops up. Rollins catches it.

WVRedsFan
07-08-2009, 10:28 PM
Oh, what I would give if someone could somehow find a way to get Hairston out of that top of the order spot. This anemic offense has a black hole at the top, and I'm sad to say in right field. Bruce down to .209 and is almost an automatic out.

Reds/Flyers Fan
07-08-2009, 10:28 PM
Which pen is going to blink first here.

Given the respective offenses they're pitching against, I think that's an easy answer.

oneupper
07-08-2009, 10:28 PM
Brandon Phillips pops to Center.
Three down. Tie game Mid 8th.

Kc61
07-08-2009, 10:29 PM
Based on the last few innings, it's hard to see the Reds scoring again in this game. I hope I'm wrong.

Caveat Emperor
07-08-2009, 10:30 PM
I have a bad feeling about this inning...

WVRedsFan
07-08-2009, 10:31 PM
Based on the last few innings, it's hard to see the Reds scoring again in this game. I hope I'm wrong.

Agree, and it's a shame the way Homer pitched. Pitching is wonderful, but the name of the game is scoring runs.

nate
07-08-2009, 10:31 PM
OK, take it for what it's worth but here's a rumor to chew on.

Scott Rolen is (finally) coming to Cincinnati via trade for EE and a minor leaguer.

Thoughts?

membengal
07-08-2009, 10:31 PM
it would make them a lot better. Source of that rumor?

RedEye
07-08-2009, 10:33 PM
Does Rolen have anything left? Is he still expensive?

Falls City Beer
07-08-2009, 10:33 PM
OK, take it for what it's worth but here's a rumor to chew on.

Scott Rolen is (finally) coming to Cincinnati via trade for EE and a minor leaguer.

Thoughts?

That would rule.

oneupper
07-08-2009, 10:33 PM
OK, take it for what it's worth but here's a rumor to chew on.

Scott Rolen is (finally) coming to Cincinnati via trade for EE and a minor leaguer.

Thoughts?

Kind of depends on the minor leaguer. But yeah...I'd take it.

Reds/Flyers Fan
07-08-2009, 10:33 PM
OK, take it for what it's worth but here's a rumor to chew on.

Scott Rolen is (finally) coming to Cincinnati via trade for EE and a minor leaguer.

Thoughts?

I would walk to Toronto to pick him up, if true

Kc61
07-08-2009, 10:34 PM
I would walk to Toronto to pick him up, if true

Hope you are a fast walker.

Matt700wlw
07-08-2009, 10:35 PM
JHJ lines out to right.

And he didn't argue!!

CTA513
07-08-2009, 10:37 PM
OK, take it for what it's worth but here's a rumor to chew on.

Scott Rolen is (finally) coming to Cincinnati via trade for EE and a minor leaguer.

Thoughts?

It depends on who they have to give up and how much of Rolens contract they have to pay.

According to Rotoworld hes due 11.8 million in 2009 and 2010.

Reds/Flyers Fan
07-08-2009, 10:38 PM
This inning is probably ballgame

Kc61
07-08-2009, 10:38 PM
First guy walks, now Utley and Howard, and Philly announcers think Rhodes may have a blister, he's shaking his left hand.

If the Reds win this game, it will be a highly unlikely outcome.

Hoosier Red
07-08-2009, 10:39 PM
This inning is probably ballgame

One way or the other. If the Reds can hold them scoreless, they'll win.

Matt700wlw
07-08-2009, 10:39 PM
Rhodes has been masterful this season, but he's on thin ice tonight, so far

nate
07-08-2009, 10:40 PM
I heard the rumor was from the Blue Jays radio broadcast. Dunno if that's true.

Kc61
07-08-2009, 10:41 PM
Utley fans but stolen base.

Have to walk Howard now, then come in with a righty.

oneupper
07-08-2009, 10:41 PM
Utley Ks, Shane steals second.

CTA513
07-08-2009, 10:41 PM
Rhodes struck out Utley but Victorino was able to steal 2nd.

Matt700wlw
07-08-2009, 10:42 PM
I heard the rumor was from the Blue Jays radio broadcast. Dunno if that's true.

Really......

oneupper
07-08-2009, 10:44 PM
K for Howard.

Kc61
07-08-2009, 10:44 PM
Rhodes ks Howard looking. Great pitching there.


Now an IBB with an open base. So two on two out. Mayberry coming up. And Dusty will switch to Stormy Weathers.

Good job by Rhodes after the walk.

This team would be nowhere without Rhodes, Weathers, and Cordero.

oneupper
07-08-2009, 10:44 PM
Werth IBB.

CTA513
07-08-2009, 10:45 PM
Save 3 pitches and hit Werth instead.

oneupper
07-08-2009, 10:45 PM
rhodes ks howard looking. Great pitching there.

Looked like the same pitch location everyone's been complaining about.

oneupper
07-08-2009, 10:46 PM
Weathers to face Mayberry (PH)

Matt700wlw
07-08-2009, 10:46 PM
Time to Weathers the storm...

oneupper
07-08-2009, 10:48 PM
I dislike Weathers coming in mid-inning.

oneupper
07-08-2009, 10:52 PM
Mayberry Ks.
The universe survives.

HotCorner
07-08-2009, 10:53 PM
It's a Storm-y Warning! :D

nate
07-08-2009, 10:53 PM
This ump's strikezone seems....trapezoidal.

But I'll take it there!

Kc61
07-08-2009, 10:53 PM
Weathers now with a full count on Mayberry.

Stormy gets him. Brilliant pitching by Weathers. Hitter couldn't touch that low outside slider and he threw it on 3-2 and got him.

Now if the Reds only had an offense.

REDSEER
07-08-2009, 10:53 PM
Whew.......

Pretty generous call for Weathers on strike 3 to Mayberry....wonder where this ump has to be later?

Hoosier Red
07-08-2009, 10:53 PM
WOW!! Apparantly anything within 3 feet of the plate is a strike
:beerme:

CTA513
07-08-2009, 10:53 PM
Looked like a ball but I'll take it.

:D

Matt700wlw
07-08-2009, 10:53 PM
I'm glad he didn't face the meat of the order, but heck of a job doing what he brought on to do!

BCubb2003
07-08-2009, 10:54 PM
Weathers ought to tell the Reds hitters where the strike zone is.

VR
07-08-2009, 10:54 PM
When I saw the umps strike zone all night.....David Weathers was the first guy to come to mind. He lives on the outer edges of the plate. (Even though that was 8 inches outside :) )

oneupper
07-08-2009, 10:56 PM
Laynce is deprived of a in IF hit by the 1B ump.,
Dusty complains.