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Red in Chicago
07-19-2009, 01:07 PM
Per Fay:

Taveras 8
Hairston 6
Votto 3
Phillips 4
Encarnacion 5
Dickerson 7
Gomes 9
Hanigan 2
Cueto 1

v RH Gallardo

TheNext44
07-19-2009, 02:03 PM
A battle of two young aces, who have been struggling lately.

Hopefully Cueto is the one who figures it out first.

TheNext44
07-19-2009, 02:18 PM
Counsell bloops a single to RF.
Cameron pops out foul to Votto by the dugout

one one, one out. Braun up

TheNext44
07-19-2009, 02:19 PM
Just curiously, is this a new look for Cueto with his red socks showing?

TheNext44
07-19-2009, 02:21 PM
Strike 'em out, throw 'em out double play.

Very nice.

End of good first inning for Cueto.

oneupper
07-19-2009, 02:23 PM
Hanigan took a pitch in the dirt and made an excellent throw. Great play.

TheNext44
07-19-2009, 02:23 PM
Per Fay's notes, Hernandez and Nix are out with injuries. Nix is iffy with a tight back, Hernandez has both knee and wrist problems. He might be placed on the DL if he doesn't improve. I am assuming that would mean the return of Corky.

TheNext44
07-19-2009, 02:24 PM
Taveras singles just over Counsell's glove.

Let's see if he tries to steal after being thrown out the last two times.

TheNext44
07-19-2009, 02:26 PM
Hairston doubles to LF.

2nd and 3rd. no one out.

TheNext44
07-19-2009, 02:29 PM
Votto K's looking. He's in his first slump of the season. Not looking comfortable at the plate.

TheNext44
07-19-2009, 02:29 PM
Phillips singles to center.

Both runs score.

2-0 Good Guys.

WebScorpion
07-19-2009, 02:30 PM
Hairston doubles to LF.

2nd and 3rd. no one out.
How does Hairston double and Taveras not score from first with a decent lead? Was it almost caugt in left? I need to go watch this silly game... :angry:

11larkin11
07-19-2009, 02:31 PM
Per Fay's notes, Hernandez and Nix are out with injuries. Nix is iffy with a tight back, Hernandez has both knee and wrist problems. He might be placed on the DL if he doesn't improve. I am assuming that would mean the return of Corky.

I hope and assume Tatum would be the one to come up. He's on the 40, Corky isn't

11larkin11
07-19-2009, 02:32 PM
How does Hairston double and Taveras not score from first with a decent lead? Was it almost caugt in left? I need to go watch this silly game... :angry:

It was a liner down the line that had a small chance of being snagged by the 3B. Small chance, but still a chance.

TheNext44
07-19-2009, 02:32 PM
EE pops out to RF

one on, two out. Dickerson up

TheNext44
07-19-2009, 02:33 PM
I hope and assume Tatum would be the one to come up. He's on the 40, Corky isn't

A guy can dream can't he? :D

TheNext44
07-19-2009, 02:34 PM
Dickerson grounds out to 2B.

end of inning, 2-0 Reds

WebScorpion
07-19-2009, 02:34 PM
There's your 2 runs Johnny...make 'em stand up. ;)

TheNext44
07-19-2009, 02:39 PM
Fielder doubles
Hart bloop single in front of Gomes (Bruce or nearly anyone else would have had it)

1st and 3rd no one out. Gamel up

TheNext44
07-19-2009, 02:41 PM
Big K!

One out. Still first and third.

TheNext44
07-19-2009, 02:44 PM
Hardy grounds sharply to SS. Hairston dives and make the play, but can't turn two.

2-1 Reds.

Runner on first. two out.

CTA513
07-19-2009, 02:45 PM
Hardy grounds sharply to SS. Hairston dives and make the play, but can't turn two.

2-1 Reds.

Runner on first. two out.

Should have been out #3.

TheNext44
07-19-2009, 02:46 PM
EE went too far to field a ground out, blocks Hairston from making the play, but it doesn't matter since the ball takes a huge bounce and goes into LF for a bizarre hit.

first and second two out.

Bad luck for Cueto this inning.

Kc61
07-19-2009, 02:47 PM
Bad hop single keeps inning alive for pitcher.

Hairston saved this inning - if the pitcher is retired - with that play earlier. He has very good range in the infield.

TheNext44
07-19-2009, 02:47 PM
Should have been out #3.

Agree. I real SS wouldn't have dove for it.

Defense really letting Cueto down this inning.

TheNext44
07-19-2009, 02:48 PM
K's the pitcher.

End of ugly inning.

Raisor
07-19-2009, 02:55 PM
, Hernandez has both knee and wrist problems. He might be placed on the DL if he doesn't improve.


One of the downsides of having an over 30 catcher.

TheNext44
07-19-2009, 02:58 PM
Missed the first two outs but Cueto walks and then Taveras gets a bunt single and a throwing error moves Cueto to third.

First and third, two out, Hairston up.

11larkin11
07-19-2009, 02:59 PM
Now that Taveras has learned to bunt, he is an asset in the two hole unfortunately, Dickerson slowly coming back means he can't be leadoff right now.

TheNext44
07-19-2009, 03:01 PM
Hairston K's. end of inning.

2-1 Reds

11larkin11
07-19-2009, 03:02 PM
I asked Dusty last night when Volquez would be back, he said "hopefully in a month"

TheNext44
07-19-2009, 03:03 PM
Counsell hard shot to Phillips 4-3

One out.

TheNext44
07-19-2009, 03:04 PM
Cameron singles through the hole between SS and Third.

One on, one out.

WVRedsFan
07-19-2009, 03:07 PM
Ah, fielding. Double play ball, one out.

TheNext44
07-19-2009, 03:08 PM
One hopper to Cueto, but he lops the ball to second, losing any chance of a double play.

one on, two out.

Fielder up.

CTA513
07-19-2009, 03:11 PM
Not turning a double play just cost the Reds.

3-2 Brewers

WVRedsFan
07-19-2009, 03:11 PM
The predictable happens. Fielder homers. Brewers up 3-2. Sigh.

Red in Chicago
07-19-2009, 03:11 PM
Served up a nice fat meatball there...

WVRedsFan
07-19-2009, 03:12 PM
Cueto loses his composure so quickly. Hit batter.

WVRedsFan
07-19-2009, 03:20 PM
Did Edwin just swing at a ball that bounced to the plate?

Good grief.

Raisor
07-19-2009, 03:21 PM
Cueto loses his composure so quickly. Hit batter.

like all latinos he's hot-blooded

Raisor
07-19-2009, 03:22 PM
Did Edwin just swing at a ball that bounced to the plate?

Good grief.

That's a wicked moogly

WVRedsFan
07-19-2009, 03:26 PM
That's a wicked moogly

Must be.

Reds doing their best 62 Mets imitation. Get runners on, leave them there.

WVRedsFan
07-19-2009, 03:27 PM
Gomes ties it with a single. Still look like the 62 Mets offensively.

nate
07-19-2009, 03:30 PM
Ladies and gentleman (lol), I present: CHAT: It's open.

Raisor
07-19-2009, 03:46 PM
With the lack of updates, I can only guess that the team has been sent back in time to live out their lives on a island in the pacific around the year 1534 BC.

What else am I supposed to think?

nate
07-19-2009, 03:53 PM
Hairston with a nice diving catched to start the 6-4-3 DP. TWO DOWN.

Raisor
07-19-2009, 03:54 PM
Hairston with a nice diving catched to start the 6-4-3 DP. TWO DOWN.

Did the brewers get sent to 1534bc, or are the Reds now playing in an intersquad game?

And how are you watching this thing? They didn't have tv in 1534bc!

Stormy
07-19-2009, 04:03 PM
Did the brewers get sent to 1534bc, or are the Reds now playing in an intersquad game?

And how are you watching this thing? They didn't have tv in 1534bc!

The Oracle at Delphi just stole second.

nate
07-19-2009, 04:10 PM
Did the brewers get sent to 1534bc, or are the Reds now playing in an intersquad game?

And how are you watching this thing? They didn't have tv in 1534bc!

The friendly sleestak let me in the pylon.

oneupper
07-19-2009, 04:26 PM
Cueto at 108 pitches and Dusty has him hit (bunt).

Can I shake my head?

11larkin11
07-19-2009, 04:30 PM
Edwin quietly playing pretty well at third today.

*Knock on wood*

11larkin11
07-19-2009, 04:31 PM
Did Edwin just swing at a ball that bounced to the plate?

Good grief.

So did the Almighty Ryan Braun. Good pitchers make that happen.

Doc. Scott
07-19-2009, 04:38 PM
Masset brought in to pitch on back-to-back days- but he goes 1-2-3 with Ks of Braun and Fielder.

3-3 mid 7th.

Doc. Scott
07-19-2009, 04:38 PM
Votto greets new pitcher Seth McClung with a base hit to open the Cincy 7th.

oneupper
07-19-2009, 04:39 PM
McClung in.
Do the Brewers lead the lead in ginger relievers, with Coffee and McClung?

Doc. Scott
07-19-2009, 04:40 PM
Phillips grounds to short, but the Reds avoid the double play. Brandon on first, one out.

Doc. Scott
07-19-2009, 04:44 PM
McClung feeds Encarnacion six straight 95+ fastballs, running the count full after starting 3-0.

On the seventh fastball, he lined to second. Phillips trapped off first, double play.

End of 7, 3-3 still.

Doc. Scott
07-19-2009, 04:44 PM
Incidentally, Travis Wood's back at it in Carolina- seven shutout innings, zero walks, eight Ks. His ERA is now 1.21.

Doc. Scott
07-19-2009, 04:47 PM
On comes David Weathers for the eighth. He's given up three home runs in July- just one the previous three months.

He rings up Corey Hart looking.

Doc. Scott
07-19-2009, 04:48 PM
Gamel hits Weathers' first pitch to moderately deep left. Dickerson's there. Two down.

Doc. Scott
07-19-2009, 04:51 PM
Stormy falls behind Hardy 3-0, puts a pair of fastballs over, then throws a slider by him for the K.

3-3 mid 8th.

redsmetz
07-19-2009, 04:56 PM
Gomes homers with Dickerson on - Reds 5-3.

Ron Madden
07-19-2009, 04:57 PM
The Reds have gotta win this one.

Doc. Scott
07-19-2009, 04:59 PM
Nix pinch-hits and grounds out. Two down.

redsmetz
07-19-2009, 05:10 PM
Cordero is making quick work of the Brewers in the 9th - two down already.

redsmetz
07-19-2009, 05:10 PM
Strike 3 called on Counsell - 97 MPH heater

This one belongs to the Reds.

Ron Madden
07-19-2009, 05:12 PM
That was a BIG WIN right there. :thumbup:

CTA513
07-19-2009, 05:12 PM
Offense shows up and the Reds win 5-3.

WVRedsFan
07-19-2009, 05:16 PM
Is this a Game Thread record for the least posts (70)?

kaldaniels
07-19-2009, 05:34 PM
Is this a Game Thread record for the least posts (70)?

Nah...just 46 back on Friday. :D

PuffyPig
07-19-2009, 05:49 PM
Cueto at 108 pitches and Dusty has him hit (bunt).

Can I shake my head?

Cueto is an excellent bunter. Why waste a position player to do what Cueto can likely do better?

Hoosier Red
07-19-2009, 10:10 PM
My thoughts from visiting the game today;

The bottom of the lineup did a lot of the heavy lifting, Hanigan did well, Edwin drew two walks and of course Gomes went deep.

JHJ may not be much of a shortstop but he had a great day in the field today. The ball he dove to his right on in the 2nd kept additional runs from scoring. I'm not sure who it was that said a real SS doesn't have to dive for that, I'm not sure unless the "real" SS was playing right where it was hit. It was a pretty stellar play to keep it on the infield, getting an out was gravy.

Nice job by Cueto to wriggle out of trouble, with a few notable exceptions, he's shown a great deal more maturity and level headedness this year than last year. Hopefully his stuff continues to get more nasty.

The bullpen was great, the 7th, 8th, and 9th were almost done before I could step out to the bathroom and get back.

oneupper
07-19-2009, 11:33 PM
Cueto is an excellent bunter. Why waste a position player to do what Cueto can likely do better?

Just shows I'm not paying attention. I thought Dusty would send Cueto back out to pitch (he didn't).

Big Klu
07-19-2009, 11:56 PM
Just shows I'm not paying attention. I thought Dusty would send Cueto back out to pitch (he didn't).

When Hanigan was batting, Dusty had Cueto in the on-deck circle and Sutton with a bat and helmet in the dugout. If Hanigan had made an out, Dusty would have sent Sutton up to pinch-hit. But since Hanigan got a hit, Dusty decided to bunt him to second, and Cueto was his man for that.

WVRedsFan
07-20-2009, 02:12 AM
Very enjoyable game, but...

It's pure hell watching this team offensively and as far as pitching is concerned. After the last few games, it's been Taveras and Hairston making quick outs with Votto getting on and Phillips getting an out. Frustrating. Friday night EE came up strong and today it was Gomes. It's dysfunctional. Harang has a bad inning and loses. Cueto has one and nearly loses. Arroyo pitches a shutout. Maddening. And yet we hover around .500 and never get ahead. The first of the year it was pitching and no offense and now it's neither every other game. Little steps? Maybe. The loss of Volquez was huge, but the loss of Bruce not so much. Kids will drive you crazy and I think (to the chagrin of most eveyone here who hearts his potential), Bruce is headed toward Austin Kearns land. He's young, but how many years have we said that about Edwin? Surely they grow up.

Until the Reds learn that players like JHJ and Taveras are simply AAAA players who need to play a role and not start, this is what you get. The club needs a SS, a couple of outfielders, and maybe, just maybe a guy who can hit with hitters in scoring position (I laugh at all the criticism or Jeff Francour but he gets 100 RBI's a year). But I'm old and don't know anyhthing. And we still aren't dong anything about these problems. I'd kill for .500. Just for a change.

redsmetz
07-20-2009, 08:50 AM
Very enjoyable game, but...

It's pure hell watching this team offensively and as far as pitching is concerned. After the last few games, it's been Taveras and Hairston making quick outs with Votto getting on and Phillips getting an out.

Actually the last few games, this has not been true about these two players. In their last three games, Taveras has gone 5/13 (.385) with one walk (.429 OPB). Hairston wasn't great, but he still got on base at a .308 (2 hits and 2 walks in 14 PA's). Out of ten times on base, they scored just three times.

I have come to agree that signing Taveras was a mistake, particularly given the needs of the club and it's difficulties in scoring runs. But I think Taveras would have been less of a drag had we been playing with the full complement of players and if he hadn't been slated for the top of the order. But over the last three games, these two haven't been automatic outs (.370 OBP together).