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nate
07-25-2009, 02:08 PM
Game thread!

SirFelixCat
07-25-2009, 02:30 PM
LOL.

The end. Once again, the game is essentially over in the 1st inning.

I think a mercy killing is in order for this team.

pahster
07-25-2009, 02:31 PM
Nice "effort" by Taveras.

RedsManRick
07-25-2009, 02:32 PM
5 batters in, Cubs have hit for the cycle. 4 of the 5 hits should hae been outs.

- Missed play at 3B by EE turns in to a leadoff double.
- Bunt advances runner to 3B. 1 out.
- Willy T pulls up short on a tweener to short right center and the ball shoots through for a triple. 1-1.
- HR. 3-1.
- Grounder up the middle - Hairston takes three steps before throwing and the runner beats it out.

Ugly, ugly defense. Cueto isn't locating well but he's getting no help whatsoever.

LoganBuck
07-25-2009, 02:33 PM
Willy Taveras has to go. Simple as that.

Whatever happened to Mario Soto, working with these guys?

Raisor
07-25-2009, 02:34 PM
I'm with TR, fire everyone except Votto.

nate
07-25-2009, 02:34 PM
Chat is open.

An awesome start to the game!

LoganBuck
07-25-2009, 02:35 PM
Quite frankly at this point you have to wonder what exactly Dick Pole does with the title of pitching coach. 4 out the 5 starters are having considerable mechanical issues. Time to make some changes.

Tom Servo
07-25-2009, 02:37 PM
I'm currently in my homestate of New Jersey and for once I'm thrilled to not be able to watch the Reds.

LoganBuck
07-25-2009, 02:40 PM
Thom Brennamen thinks it is likely that the Reds will score at least three runs today!

Chip R
07-25-2009, 02:57 PM
Thom Brennamen thinks it is likely that the Reds will score at least three runs today!


Thom thinks it's likely that Tim Tebow will father his children.

reds44
07-25-2009, 02:58 PM
Thom thinks it's likely that Tim Tebow will father his children.
He has to marry him first because Tim Tebow is a virgin, or something.

reds44
07-25-2009, 02:59 PM
This team is like bad news bears right now.

SirFelixCat
07-25-2009, 03:00 PM
LOL x2

LINEDRIVER
07-25-2009, 03:01 PM
5 batters in, Cubs have hit for the cycle. 4 of the 5 hits should hae been outs.

- Missed play at 3B by EE turns in to a leadoff double.
- Bunt advances runner to 3B. 1 out.
- Willy T pulls up short on a tweener to short right center and the ball shoots through for a triple. 1-1.
- HR. 3-1.
- Grounder up the middle - Hairston takes three steps before throwing and the runner beats it out.

Ugly, ugly defense. Cueto isn't locating well but he's getting no help whatsoever.

That counts as EEE's daily brainfart. It's still early, so we might see another one or two today.

Today is EEE's 1,096th game as a pro third baseman. Played 611 games at 3B in the minors and today is his 485th game at 3B as a major league third sacker, er, I mean third slacker with the Reds. 9 yrs in pro ball, his 8th yr in the Reds' organization. And he STILL looks like a clown at
3B. It's really inexcusable that he has been allowed to play 3B this long. Should of been converted to an outfielder or 1B years ago. He couldn't play
3B for any other team in the big leagues.

Will Dusty blame Dickerson for Taveras-Baker jogging after the ball that got behind him???

reds44
07-25-2009, 03:01 PM
So Phillips drop leads to a leadoff walk.

reds44
07-25-2009, 03:02 PM
What happend on the EE and WT plays? Sources say I was sleeping.

Kc61
07-25-2009, 03:04 PM
What happend on the EE and WT plays? Sources say I was sleeping.

Apparently EE couldn't field a hit to third and Taveras let a ball scoot by him for extra bases. Also in this game Dickerson got a hit but was thrown out on the bases and Phillips couldn't catch a foul ball after a long run.

The Reds scored on a Taveras single, steals of second and third and a Votto sac fly.

LoganBuck
07-25-2009, 03:07 PM
What happend on the EE and WT plays? Sources say I was sleeping.

I looked away from the TV before EE's miscue. I don't think it was as egregious as the WT play. WT and CD came together on a fly to right center, no one called it, and Dickerson made a play on the ball and missed, the ball got by and Willy Taveras lolly gagged after it, allowing the fleet footed Derrick Lee to get a triple.

reds44
07-25-2009, 03:08 PM
I looked away from the TV before EE's miscue. I don't think it was as egregious as the WT play. WT and CD came together on a fly to right center, no one called it, and Dickerson made a play on the ball and missed, the ball got by and Willy Taveras lolly gagged after it, allowing the fleet footed Derrick Lee to get a triple.
Bad. News. Bears.

LoganBuck
07-25-2009, 03:09 PM
Chris Welsh talking about Cueto and Tatum being unfamiliar with each other. Except for the fact that they played together in the minors.

nate
07-25-2009, 03:11 PM
Nice play to record the third out by Dickerson.

Reds Fanatic
07-25-2009, 03:14 PM
Leadoff double by Votto.

Doc. Scott
07-25-2009, 03:15 PM
Say what you want about Dickerson, but he is at least playing like he cares.

reds44
07-25-2009, 03:16 PM
The Cubs trivia question was a trick question.

Last Cubs manager to manage the All-Star game?

Doc. Scott
07-25-2009, 03:19 PM
Phillips gets Votto to third by grounding to the *left* side. PRODUCTIVE OUT!

reds44
07-25-2009, 03:19 PM
And then EE grounds back to the pitcher.

:|

Doc. Scott
07-25-2009, 03:20 PM
Encarnacion effs the fundamental play up, though, by grounding back to the mound. It's up to Gomes.

VR
07-25-2009, 03:21 PM
Say what you want about Dickerson, but he is at least playing like he cares.

It's not about caring, it's about talent. What are you THINKING!?

Doc. Scott
07-25-2009, 03:23 PM
Gomes fouls off a couple 1-2 pitches, takes a low curve, then waves at another one to end the inning.

3-1 Cubs after 3.5.

reds44
07-25-2009, 03:23 PM
So odds the Reds don't score, then the Cubs add on, and the Reds make a "rally" to get it close at the end, only to blow it when it matters again?

SirFelixCat
07-25-2009, 03:24 PM
So odds the Reds don't score, then the Cubs add on, and the Reds make a "rally" to get it close at the end, only to blow it when it matters again?

I don't think the Reds score more than 1 more run, if that, today.

VR
07-25-2009, 03:26 PM
So odds the Reds don't score, then the Cubs add on, and the Reds make a "rally" to get it close at the end, only to blow it when it matters again?

That could be the subtitle of the book

"The Cincinnati Reds of the 21st Century"

Doc. Scott
07-25-2009, 03:28 PM
Can Cueto get Ramirez out for the first time in the series?

VR
07-25-2009, 03:29 PM
Johnny Cueto has given up 60 baserunners and 30 runs in his last 30 innings.

Doc. Scott
07-25-2009, 03:30 PM
OMG! HE STRIKES HIM OUT SWINGING!

Unbelievable.

reds44
07-25-2009, 03:39 PM
Swing at ball 4, look at strike 3.

Lovely.

Chip R
07-25-2009, 03:40 PM
It's 3-1 and the Reds are so boring that Thom and Chris are talking about the rooftop bleachers and buildings outside Wrigley. Can't say as I blame them.

Doc. Scott
07-25-2009, 03:41 PM
Again the Reds get their leadoff batter on and don't score.

3-1 Cubs after 4.5.

Kc61
07-25-2009, 03:42 PM
I hope the scouts aren't watching Dickerson today.

Doc. Scott
07-25-2009, 03:47 PM
Soriano pounds a solo homer. 4-1 Cubs, one out in the bottom of 5.

VR
07-25-2009, 03:48 PM
Cueto working hard to keep that run per inning streak going.

reds44
07-25-2009, 04:00 PM
How did that not leave?

Doc. Scott
07-25-2009, 04:01 PM
Phillips with a nice steal of second, giving Encarnacion a change for a two-out RBI.

Who are we kidding? At least Edwin hit it to the warning track, right?

WVRedsFan
07-25-2009, 04:08 PM
This is the first time in my life that I'm happy that I have an appointment this afternoon and won't get to see the rest of this mess. It's come to that. No offense. No defense. No pitching. They deserve to be in last place behind the Pirates. They're earning it daily.

reds44
07-25-2009, 04:10 PM
Huge play by EE to turn 2.

Doc. Scott
07-25-2009, 04:11 PM
Some redemption from EdE. On a Ramirez grounder, no less.

4-1 after 6.

Kc61
07-25-2009, 04:13 PM
Huge play by EE to turn 2.

Not exactly a web gem. EE fielded a routine grounder and threw it to second. But, hey, he didn't throw it away so give him some credit.

reds44
07-25-2009, 04:13 PM
Not exactly a web gem. EE fielded a routine grounder and threw it to second. But, hey, he didn't throw it away so give him some credit.
He got a bad hop, even the Cubs announcers said it was a nice play.

Doc. Scott
07-25-2009, 04:27 PM
Rhodes strikes out the side in the eighth- Fukudome, Soriano, and Fontenot.

Hope the scouts saw that.

OldXOhio
07-25-2009, 04:27 PM
Just now tuning in only to see more of the status quo...

This team is screaming for Walt to sell it off

Doc. Scott
07-25-2009, 04:29 PM
Carlos Marmol in for Chicago. Another guy we've never been able to hit.

reds44
07-25-2009, 04:29 PM
Be patient against him.

reds44
07-25-2009, 04:31 PM
Or go up there and take one pitch.

SirFelixCat
07-25-2009, 04:46 PM
At this point, I really feel bad for Joey Votto. He deserves a better team than this.

reds44
07-25-2009, 04:46 PM
Hey look a meaningless run.

Doc. Scott
07-25-2009, 04:47 PM
Votto's 14th homer comes on a 1-1 Aaron Heilman changeup.

reds44
07-25-2009, 04:50 PM
Who could have called this?

Doc. Scott
07-25-2009, 04:51 PM
And now it's Gomes who leaps on a fat hanging slider and hits it out. 5-3, one out left.

LoganBuck
07-25-2009, 04:52 PM
Who could have called this?

Thom Brenammen the who guaranteed that the Reds would score at least three runs.

Doc. Scott
07-25-2009, 04:53 PM
Ha, Heilman is yanked in favor of Gregg. Bet Lou's pissed.

reds44
07-25-2009, 04:53 PM
Predictable

durl
07-25-2009, 05:05 PM
Since the All-Star break, the Reds have allowed their opponents to score in the first inning of every game except that first game.

They've been outscored 57-32 (and that includes the shutout win).

2-7 since the break. 7-14 in July. 7 games out of first place; 1.5 games away from the BASEMENT. The Pirates have shipped off almost all of their halfway decent players but they're still 5-3 since the Break.

It was fun while it lasted but I don't see any indicators to show that this trend will reverse. Here's to 2010.

Maybe Castellini should go after Jim Tracy in Colorado. He's done a GREAT job with them since taking over.

GAC
07-25-2009, 05:28 PM
If you stand on your head the Reds are in 2nd place and only 1 1/2 back. :D

Thank God I really didn't miss anything today.