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Red in Chicago
07-31-2009, 07:17 PM
Rox
S. Smith lf
C. Barmes 2b
T. Helton 1b
B. Hawpe rf
T. Tulowitzki ss
I. Stewart 3b
C. Iannetta c
C. Gonzalez cf
A. Cook p

Reds
D. Sutton lf
A. Rosales 3b
J. Votto 1b
B. Phillips 2b
J. Gomes rf
L. Nix cf
A. Gonzalez ss
R. Hanigan c
J. Lehr p

Tom Servo
07-31-2009, 07:25 PM
Dig that 1-2 punch up top!

GAC
07-31-2009, 08:00 PM
Cook will 11-3 after tonight. ;)

Chat is open :beerme:

TheNext44
07-31-2009, 08:11 PM
I just want to emphasis what a great story Lehr is. A 10 year career minor leaguer who spent part of last year in Japan, is finally getting his first major league start.

No matter what happens tonight, it's a great night for Justin. :beerme:

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 08:13 PM
Lehr quickly gets ahead of leadoff batter Seth Smith 0-2. First fastball was 86.

SirFelixCat
07-31-2009, 08:14 PM
I really hope Lehr does well tonight. Always good to start your MLB career w/ a strike.

I just pray he pitches a shutout, so he has a chance....

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 08:15 PM
Count runs even on Smith. Ball three. Fouled away. Lined into left-center for a base hit. Nix drops the ball trying to throwing it in and the runner takes second.

Nice.

WVRedsFan
07-31-2009, 08:15 PM
That Nix is some fielder, huh?

SirFelixCat
07-31-2009, 08:15 PM
And the beat goes on...horrible defense and turn a single into a double. *sigh*


Speaking of which, not that I'm complaining, but why is Nix in CF?

TheNext44
07-31-2009, 08:16 PM
Single for Smith, error on Nix in CF moves him to second.

Runner on second. No outs.

Lehr wishes he was back in Louisville already.

GAC
07-31-2009, 08:16 PM
There's Dunn's replacement out there in LF ;)

TheNext44
07-31-2009, 08:17 PM
And the beat goes on...horrible defense and turn a single into a double. *sigh*


Speaking of which, not that I'm complaining, but why is Nix in CF?

Taveras wrist still hurt.

SirFelixCat
07-31-2009, 08:17 PM
Thanks...and oh looky...I hit 5k posts.

WVRedsFan
07-31-2009, 08:17 PM
Lehr trying to be too fine.

SirFelixCat
07-31-2009, 08:18 PM
Full count on the first two batters and not missing a single bat. Hope the kid locates really well!

RedsManRick
07-31-2009, 08:18 PM
3 out of our 8 starting position players belong in a starting NL lineup.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 08:19 PM
Clint Barmes steps in. Lehr puts his slider over for a strike. A second slider is fouled off, 0-2. Slow curve is inside and low. Fastball on the outside corner looked good, but it's ball two. Another pitch in very much the same spot called a ball again. Full count. Sizzling smash down 3B line goes just foul. Another grounder foul. Another.

Walked him. Huh. Up steps Todd Helton.

SirFelixCat
07-31-2009, 08:19 PM
And a BB...everything is being either fouled off or laid off of...doesn't bode well.

BCubb2003
07-31-2009, 08:19 PM
3 out of our 8 starting position players belong in a starting NL lineup.

Isn't there something on the back of the ticket that implies you're going to be seeing a major league baseball game?

GAC
07-31-2009, 08:20 PM
So far...this kid is a perfect fit for THIS rotation....

1st inning troubles, and can't throw strikes.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 08:20 PM
Lehr is throwing 85-88 with a bunch of low 70s offspeed pitch.

Up and away, ball one to Helton. High, ball two. Lined to left, base hit, runners are held.

Loaded, no one out.

TheNext44
07-31-2009, 08:21 PM
Isn't there something on the back of the ticket that implies you're going to be seeing a major league baseball game?

David Stern probably would have fined Dusty for today's lineup.

CTA513
07-31-2009, 08:21 PM
Kip Wells is available to eat innings tonight.

WVRedsFan
07-31-2009, 08:21 PM
This is sad for Lehr.

TheNext44
07-31-2009, 08:21 PM
Bases Loaded. No one out.

The Rockies are just where Lehr wants them. ;)

GAC
07-31-2009, 08:22 PM
1-0 Rockies

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 08:23 PM
Brad Hawpe steps in.

Swing and a miss, strike one on a fastball. Breaking ball misses high. Roller hit towards second, force out at second is recorded- but a run scores and it's 1-0 Colorado on the first out of the inning.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 08:25 PM
Troy Tulowitzki up. He's really done well in the last couple of months.

Taken strike. Swing and a miss, 0-2. Grounder to third, fair ball is by Rosales and to the LF corner for a double. 2-0 Rockies.

GAC
07-31-2009, 08:25 PM
hit down the 3B line

2-0 now


* Rolen would have had that ;)

CTA513
07-31-2009, 08:26 PM
Already up to 25 pitches with only 1 out.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 08:27 PM
Rosales thought the ball was foul. Dusty's out to argue but he doesn't say too much.

Ian Stewart up. First pitch is low. Grounder to third and they catch Hawpe in a rundown! 5-2-5-1 and the tag's on the runner for out number two.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 08:29 PM
Chris Iannetta up. Takes ball one. Swing and a miss, count evens. Grounder up the middle, deflected by Lehr, picked up by Phillips and relayed to first for the out.

2-0 Rockies after 1.

SirFelixCat
07-31-2009, 08:30 PM
Good damage control there and not really any hard hit balls...

Unfortunately for Lehr, a 2 run deficit is probably too much to overcome.

TheNext44
07-31-2009, 08:30 PM
Considering, a nice job of getting out of the inning with limited damage.

SirFelixCat
07-31-2009, 08:31 PM
LOL @ the BA's in the lineup.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 08:32 PM
Sutton leads off and grounds to second on the second pitch.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 08:34 PM
Rosales steps in. 1-1, swing and a miss on a pitch he couldn't have hit with an ironing board. Lays off the next bit of slop, 2-2. Down low, ball three. Ground ball foul. Swing and a miss, see ya.

Two down.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 08:36 PM
Votto up. Inside, ball one. Pair of fouls. Check swing, high. 2-2. Grounded hard to Barmes at second- nice play to throw Joey out.

2-0 Rocks after 1.

CTA513
07-31-2009, 08:36 PM
Easy 14 pitch inning for Cook.

GAC
07-31-2009, 08:38 PM
Chat is open!

Due to today's trades, we've deemed it an ALL CUSS Chat night to vent our frustrations.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 08:39 PM
Carlos Gonzalez leads off the second as Lehr hopes to have an easier time of it after a thirty-pitch first.

Lined into center, base hit.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 08:41 PM
The pitcher Cook steps in. Ball one as he squares to bunt. Bunt's foul, 1-1. He swings away as Gonzalez goes and flies out to center.

One out for Smith.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 08:42 PM
Hanigan makes a bad throw trying to get Gonzalez (on a pitchout even) but the runner can't advance.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 08:43 PM
Smith hits it to Votto, who goes to the bag for out number two as the runner goes to third.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 08:45 PM
Lehr falls behind Barmes 2-0, but gets a slider over for a strike. Fastball is fouled off, then ball three. Full count. Fly to left, caught by Sutton.

2-0 Rox after 1.5.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 08:52 PM
Phillips slaps a 1-1 pitch into right for a single. Gomes follows him with an infield hit to put two on with nobody out.

Nix grounds to first and manages to beat the throw to first to avoid the double play. Men on the corners, one out.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 08:53 PM
Gonzalez hits Cook's first pitch into fairly deep right-center, allowing Phillips to score easily. 2-1 Rockies.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 08:55 PM
Hanigan steps up and gets ahead 2-0 in the count. Taken strike. Chopper up the middle is picked off by Cook and thrown to first to end the inning.

Reds get one. 2-1 Rox after 2.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 08:57 PM
Helton leads off and pulls a two-hopper to Phillips. Easy first out.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 09:00 PM
Hawpe steps in and takes a curveball for a strike. Next two out of the strike zone. Fouled back, 2-2. Fastball inside, full count. Ball four, second walk by Lehr.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 09:02 PM
Tulowitzki up. Lehr falls behind 3-0. Finally a strike. Fouled back to the screen, full count. Pitch taken, ball four. Looked close.

First and second, one out.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 09:05 PM
Stewart up. Lehr falls behind 2-0. Not close, 3-0. Strike. Misses down and in, bases loaded.

CTA513
07-31-2009, 09:06 PM
Already 4 walks in 2+ innings

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 09:09 PM
Iannetta up with the bases loaded and one out. Fastball strike. Fouled away, 0-2. Popped foul. Fastball just under the knees. Up and in, 2-2. Fouled straight back on a fastball down Broadway. High fly to left, Sutton makes the catch- Hawpe scores easily and everyone advances.

3-1 Colorado, two out.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 09:10 PM
Reds decide to intentionally pass Carlos Gonzalez to face the pitcher Cook with the bases again loaded.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 09:11 PM
LINE DRIVE caught by Rosales in a diving effort! Whew, could have been two more runs.

3-1 Rox after 2.5.

11larkin11
07-31-2009, 09:13 PM
Wait, the Reds are losing? Maybe its time for a change around here...

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 09:13 PM
Bottom of 3. Lehr leads off.

Roller to third, Stewart throws him out.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 09:15 PM
Sutton up. Count runs to 2-2. Roller to second, two outs.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 09:17 PM
Rosales steps in. He manages a five-pitch walk to bring up Votto with two down.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 09:18 PM
Joey takes a ball high and outside, but he bounces the second pitch to Barmes at second to end the inning.

3-1 Rox after 3.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 09:21 PM
Lehr is at 75 pitches through three. It's looking like we're going to see Kip Wells unless Justin can get through at least five.

Seth Smith leads off (1-for-2, R). Lehr gets ahead of him 0-2. Fastball inside. Next one is lined to center, but it hangs up for Nix. One out.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 09:22 PM
Barmes up (0-for-1, BB, R). First pitch popped up to left, and it carries all the way to a step from the warning track. Sutton makes the play, two out.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 09:24 PM
Helton (1-for-2). Fastball stays low and outside. Again outside, 2-0. Low and inside, ball three. Catches the corner, 3-1. Strike two called on pitch #85. Low, ball four. Six walks by the journeyman control pitcher.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 09:25 PM
Hawpe (0-for-1, BB, R, RBI). Strike to him. Broken-bat roller to Gonzo, easy force.

3-1 Rox after 3.5.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 09:32 PM
Bottom of 4. Phillips leads off.

He gets on with an infield hit.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 09:33 PM
Gomes and Nix fly out. Two down, Brandon still on first.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 09:34 PM
Gonzo falls behind 1-2, then flies out to left-center.

3-1 Rox after 4.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 09:38 PM
Lehr returns for the fifth at 88 pitches.

He gets ahead of Tulo 1-2, then it goes full again. Lined to left, but caught by Sutton for out number one.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 09:39 PM
I. Stew. Liner to left-center, and a DIVING CATCH BY NIX! Two out.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 09:40 PM
Iannetta with two outs. High fly to right, Gomes is there.

97 pitches for Lehr through five.

3-1 Rox after 4.5.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 09:47 PM
Bottom of 5.

Hanigan strikes out. Lehr grounds out. Sutton battles a bit, but goes down swinging.

3-1 still after 5.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 09:50 PM
Nick Masset takes over. Apparently the Reds don't have enough bench players tonight to pinch-hit for the pitcher. Lovely.

Gallen5862
07-31-2009, 09:52 PM
Thanks for the PBP Doc Scott.

CTA513
07-31-2009, 09:54 PM
Nick Masset takes over. Apparently the Reds don't have enough bench players tonight to pinch-hit for the pitcher. Lovely.

:bowrofl:

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 09:58 PM
Masset gets Gonzalez out, but walks Cook on four pitches. Smith works a 2-2 count but he, too, walks. Barmes falls behind 0-2 before popping out foul to Votto. Helton up with two on and two out.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 09:59 PM
Helton flies out to left. 3-1 Rox after 5.5.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 10:00 PM
With eight walks and no strikeouts over six innings tonight, it's amazing that the Rockies have scored only three runs.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 10:03 PM
Bottom of 6. Rosales leads off and strikes out swinging.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 10:05 PM
Votto homers (#16) to straightaway center! 3-2 Rox.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 10:06 PM
Phillips makes it back-to-back! #16 for him as well- to right-center.

Tie game at 3!

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 10:12 PM
Gomes grounds out, but Nix follows with a single. Gonzo falls behind 1-2, then ends the inning by lining out to left.

Tie game after 6.

Always Red
07-31-2009, 10:13 PM
I like Justin Lehr- he's a battler, a survivor, a guy I can root for.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 10:15 PM
Top of 7. Masset back out there. He whiffs Hawpe on a slider for the Reds' first K of the evening!

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 10:17 PM
Nick gets ahead of Tulo 1-2, misses with a 97-mph fastball, then induces a fly to short right-center. Two down.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 10:27 PM
Stewart whiffs and the inning ends. 3-3 after 6.5.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 10:29 PM
Bottom of 7. Hanigan lines out to pitcher. Pinch-hitter Balentien battles to a full count before grounding out. Sutton does the same, but draws a walk.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 10:33 PM
Third full count in a row to Rosales, then he reaches on an infield single. 112 pitches for Cook.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 10:34 PM
Lefty Francisco Morales on to relieve the Hamilton native.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 10:39 PM
Votto runs a 2-2 count, then flies out to center.

3-3 after 7.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 10:45 PM
Weathers in for Masset in the 8th. He serves up back-to-back home runs. 5-3 Colorado.

Doc. Scott
07-31-2009, 10:46 PM
He does, however, strike out Garrett Atkins. There's a guy the Reds should be glad they didn't acquire.

GAC
07-31-2009, 10:49 PM
Weathers gives up back-to-back Hrs to make it 5-3.

RedRoser
07-31-2009, 10:49 PM
Weathers is done. Has been for a while. I'm tired of seeing him give up leads, allow opponents to break a tie game open, etc. At this point in his career, he is where Mike Stanton was before the Reds got rid of him---washed up!

Matt700wlw
07-31-2009, 10:49 PM
Good ol' Stormy...proving yet again why he survived another trade deadline

CTA513
07-31-2009, 11:07 PM
Weathers 4 closer

CTA513
07-31-2009, 11:16 PM
Reds best pinch hitter Paul Janish strikes out to end the game.

Reds lose 5-3

BuckeyeRedleg
08-01-2009, 02:10 AM
There was a game tonight?

reds44
08-01-2009, 04:10 AM
Why was Hanigan hitting 8th in that lineup?

Ltlabner
08-01-2009, 09:50 AM
Nick Masset takes over. Apparently the Reds don't have enough bench players tonight to pinch-hit for the pitcher. Lovely.

Was there ever an explanation for this? My father and I actually joked that Dusty would likely send Lehr to the plate only to pull him the very next inning.

Then Dusty did it.

Ltlabner
08-01-2009, 09:53 AM
Every year I say "why Weathers" and he turns in a passable year in the bullpen to make me look silly. This year we might have gone a Bridge Too Far with him.

Was at the game last night. That was one dead, boring, lifeless game with the exception of the Votto/Phillips homers, the well-endowed young lady that walked around our section a bunch and the warm Cinnamon bread-sticks. We left at whatever inning that was when Weathers came in. By the time we got from the Champions Club to the crosswalk by the Freedom Center he had given up 2 runs. Good times!

That really was a mind numbing experience.

jojo
08-01-2009, 11:48 AM
Dollar hotdogs!

Matt700wlw
08-01-2009, 03:39 PM
Weathers 4 closer

I've seen that movie before...

klw
08-01-2009, 05:09 PM
Why was Hanigan hitting 8th in that lineup?

I think the explanation would be that he hasn't swung in a week due to his sore neck. Ease him back in and all that.