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klw
08-01-2009, 03:55 PM
Sutton 7
Gonzalez 6
Votto 3
Phillips 4
Rolen 5
Gomes 9
Nix 8
Hanigan 2
Bailey 1

vs. RH Ubaldo Jimenez (7-9, 3.85)
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RH Homer Bailey is 2-2, 6.87 for Reds

SirFelixCat
08-01-2009, 07:07 PM
Lots of reasons to watch tonight...Bailey and Rolen's debut. Let's hope for a game in which we have a chance after the first IP.

Sure is weird seeing Rolen in a Cincy uni.

And why isn't Hanigan batting leadoff or 2nd?!?

Yes, I know, it's cuz Dusty says catchers don't bat that high...just frustrating to see our two worst hitters batting 1-2.

SirFelixCat
08-01-2009, 07:12 PM
97mph first pitch strike to start the game. and b2b 97 cheese for 2 strikes.

nate
08-01-2009, 07:12 PM
Chat is open!

SirFelixCat
08-01-2009, 07:12 PM
Nice hook for the 1-2-3 K!

SirFelixCat
08-01-2009, 07:14 PM
96 chz for first pitch strike on Barmes...then 94 on the black at the knees. 5 pitches, 5 strikes. Sexy.

Then the 0-2 hook nailed, but the vacuum at 3b gobbles it and 2 down! Very nice play by Rolen!

VR
08-01-2009, 07:15 PM
Seeing Rolen at 3rd, I feel like I just called up to be a fan of an actual big league team.

SirFelixCat
08-01-2009, 07:15 PM
90 mph heat juuuuust inside to Helton, ball 1.

splitter down low 2-0.

chz at the knees, 2-1.

A BIG yakker apparently was...low? 3-1.

Chz breaks his bat and a lil can o corn F8. Nice start HOMER!!!

VR
08-01-2009, 07:17 PM
Seeing Rolen at 3rd, I feel like I just called up to be a fan of an actual big league team.

I typed that before I saw that play for out #2.

I now 2nd that.

VR
08-01-2009, 07:18 PM
90 mph heat juuuuust inside to Helton, ball 1.

splitter down low 2-0.

chz at the knees, 2-1.

A BIG yakker apparently was...low? 3-1.

Chz breaks his bat and a lil can o corn F8. Nice start HOMER!!!

That was a horrible call.

Nice to see this Homer coming out of the gates. Very nice.

SirFelixCat
08-01-2009, 07:19 PM
Drew tattoo's one into the gap in RCF for a stand up double. Very nice!

11larkin11
08-01-2009, 07:22 PM
Bailey running it in there at 97, Ubaldo says hey look, I can hit 98.

Check that. Next pitch at 100

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2009, 07:22 PM
A rare first inning lead for the Reds as Sutton scores on Votto's ground out. 1-0 Reds

SirFelixCat
08-01-2009, 07:22 PM
Get'em on, get'em over, we actually got'em in!

Double, sac bunt, GB 4-3 for the RBI.

And Jimenez is throwing chz as well...100mph.

VR
08-01-2009, 07:25 PM
Reds RS/RA for the 1st inning now reduced to 44/6,549 :p:

Hard to recall the Reds both shutting out the opponent in the 1st, AND getting the lead.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2009, 07:31 PM
Tulowitzki walks. The 1-2 pitch looked like strike 3.

VR
08-01-2009, 07:33 PM
Homer missing badly on quite a few pitches.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2009, 07:35 PM
Bailey picks Tulowitzski off first.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2009, 07:35 PM
Bailey's 2nd K ends the inning. 1-0 Reds mid 2nd.

KoryMac5
08-01-2009, 07:35 PM
Bailey starting to get that confidence rolling with all his pitches.

VR
08-01-2009, 07:36 PM
Very nice pickoff by Homer. Almost had him two pitches earlier.


Then throws that nnnasty splitter to get the K.

Hhhere comes your bonafide major league 3rd sacker :thumbup:

11larkin11
08-01-2009, 07:36 PM
Maybe FSN got the memo. Thats twice now they have went to a commercial and cutoff Grande as he starts off with "Rolen...". At least his manlove has to do with a Red now.

redsfandan
08-01-2009, 07:37 PM
Hal just said there was still a yankee scout at last nights game and it wasn't Naehring.

VR
08-01-2009, 07:38 PM
Hal just said there was still a yankee scout at last nights game and it wasn't Naehring.

Arroyo/ Harang/ Cordero could all get through waivers pretty easily.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2009, 07:39 PM
Rolen fouls out to 3rd.

redsfandan
08-01-2009, 07:40 PM
I'd be shocked if Cordero was dealt. Maybe one of the other two though but they HAVE to pitch better.

11larkin11
08-01-2009, 07:40 PM
Come on Welsh. Ubaldo has 5 "Plus-plus" pitches? A plus plus pitch is a Hamels changeup, Randy Johnson fastball, Webb sinker.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2009, 07:40 PM
Gomes with a long homer to left center! 2-0 Reds.

VR
08-01-2009, 07:41 PM
Maybe FSN got the memo. Thats twice now they have went to a commercial and cutoff Grande as he starts off with "Rolen...". At least his manlove has to do with a Red now.

lol.

I can just see George now...."Scott, I'm so glad you are now a Red. Can you tell me what it was like to be a Cardinal, and a teammate of THE PRince Albert Pujols?"

KoryMac5
08-01-2009, 07:41 PM
I will wait and see how many scouts are on hand for Harang's next start or Arroyo's. The Yanks might have been looking at relief pitching Weather's or Rhodes.

11larkin11
08-01-2009, 07:42 PM
I am totally against trading Cordero now. We just traded one reliever and two possible closers. We need him now.

Oh and by the way, I'm willing to keep Gomes around next year :)

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2009, 07:42 PM
Nix strikes out swinging on a 99 MPH fastball.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2009, 07:44 PM
Hanigan grounds out to 1st. 2-0 Reds after 2.

redsfandan
08-01-2009, 07:45 PM
I am totally against trading Cordero now. We just traded one reliever and two possible closers. We need him now.

Oh and by the way, I'm willing to keep Gomes around next year :)
That's what I'm thinking too. Maybe have him see some time at 1st in spring training so we have a backup there.

VR
08-01-2009, 07:46 PM
444 ft. dinger on Jimenez' 100 mph heater. Nice.

Thats 4.44 ft/ MPH for those of you counting at home. ;)

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2009, 07:47 PM
Gonzalez singles to center.

BearcatShane
08-01-2009, 07:47 PM
I'd love Jonny Gomes to be a Red next year. I just hope they don't plan on starting him in left. Maybe he would put up good numbers for a whole year but he could end up like Hairston and Keppinger.

redsfandan
08-01-2009, 07:49 PM
Right, I don't think we should get too carried away with what Gomes has done.

Matt700wlw
08-01-2009, 07:50 PM
Gomes is the type of bench player/pinch hitter the Reds SHOULD target....of course that only works if your other OF options are legit ML starters

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2009, 07:51 PM
Torrealba flies out to right.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2009, 07:51 PM
Jimenez sacrifices the runner to 2nd. 2 outs.

SirFelixCat
08-01-2009, 07:53 PM
Gomes is the type of bench player/pinch hitter the Reds SHOULD target....of course that only works if your other OF options are legit ML starters

I totally agree with that.


And Homer looking good thru 3.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2009, 07:53 PM
Smith flies out to center. 2-0 Reds mid 3rd.

38 pitches through 3 for Bailey.

VR
08-01-2009, 07:53 PM
Holliday homers for StL, they are up 1-0.

He is now 18-30 for them.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2009, 07:57 PM
Bailey strikes out swinging.

Doc. Scott
08-01-2009, 07:57 PM
Bailey strikes out but eats up six pitches doing it.

VR
08-01-2009, 07:58 PM
Don't like Sutton going to 2-0, then overswinging on ball 3.

K's looking on a heater down broadway.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2009, 07:58 PM
Sutton strikes out looking on a 98 MPH fastball.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2009, 07:59 PM
Gonzalez pops out to 2nd. 2-0 Reds after 3.

Doc. Scott
08-01-2009, 07:59 PM
Gonzalez pops out. Guy is useless at the plate.

Playadlc
08-01-2009, 08:01 PM
Gonzalez pops out. Guy is useless at the plate.

That AB was pathetic. He has an 0-1 count and lunges at a curveball well out of the zone.

I can't wait to get rid of this guy.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2009, 08:05 PM
Barmes strikes out swinging on a high 94 MPH fastball. 3 Ks for Bailey.

Doc. Scott
08-01-2009, 08:06 PM
Took nine pitches, but Homer finally got him. Good work.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2009, 08:06 PM
Helton doubles to the right field corner.

dsmith421
08-01-2009, 08:06 PM
Holliday homers for StL, they are up 1-0.


Thanks for correcting the spelling there, because I just got back from vacation, thought the Cards had acquired Roy Halladay, and pooped my pants.

VR
08-01-2009, 08:06 PM
Helton with a double to right, one down.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2009, 08:09 PM
Hawpe walks. 1st and 2nd.

VR
08-01-2009, 08:09 PM
Bailey with a bit of wildness now....4 straight to Hawpe after strike 1. None close.

VR
08-01-2009, 08:11 PM
7 straight balls

VR
08-01-2009, 08:11 PM
gimme a splitter to roll up 2 here....

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2009, 08:12 PM
Tulowitzski singles to left. Bases loaded.

VR
08-01-2009, 08:13 PM
oof, I thought that was a grounder right at Gonzo. He was cheating in and up the middle, basehit loads em.

I sure hope Hanigan has been out to visit?

VR
08-01-2009, 08:17 PM
Homer is just not bearing down....he ultra tentative here.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2009, 08:17 PM
Stewart singles to right center. Tie game 2-2.

SirFelixCat
08-01-2009, 08:17 PM
Grrr...he got the ground ball he wanted in the previous AB, but the defense wasn't aligned right. Bah.

VR
08-01-2009, 08:20 PM
Griff hit a 3 run jack in the 1st.

He's now OPSing 5.000 for the entire month of August.

SirFelixCat
08-01-2009, 08:21 PM
Definitely nibbling. I hate that when he gets in "trouble" he just doesn't bear down like he does when not in trouble.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2009, 08:21 PM
Gonzalez sac fly to left center. 3-2 Rockies.

CTA513
08-01-2009, 08:22 PM
Grrr...he got the ground ball he wanted in the previous AB, but the defense wasn't aligned right. Bah.

Need to get a guy that can play between 3rd and SS.

:D

SirFelixCat
08-01-2009, 08:22 PM
Homer gives up a sac fly and it's 3-2 Col w. 2 outs and man on 1st.

redsfandan
08-01-2009, 08:23 PM
Griff hit a 3 run jack in the 1st.

He's now OPSing 5.000 for the entire month of August.
That's great for Griffey but that second line made me laugh.

SirFelixCat
08-01-2009, 08:24 PM
Then gets a K and finally ends the inning. That was a ton of pitches in that inning though.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2009, 08:24 PM
Torrealba strikes out swinging. 4 Ks. 3-2 Rockies mid 4th.

Bailey threw 37 pitches that inning after throwing 38 pitches in the first 3 innings.

SirFelixCat
08-01-2009, 08:24 PM
75 pitches thru 4 now for Homer.

redsfandan
08-01-2009, 08:25 PM
75 pitches after 4 ip. Ouch!

VR
08-01-2009, 08:25 PM
Homer gets aggressive, Torrealba has no chance and k's.

37 pitch inning for Homer, now at 75 for the game.

VR
08-01-2009, 08:26 PM
Good shot of Rolen and Dick Pole in the dugout.....who leans over and asks Rolen "say, did you know I was Greg Maddux' 1st pitching coach? Oh yes, that's right"

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2009, 08:27 PM
Votto grounds out to 3rd. 1 out.

VR
08-01-2009, 08:28 PM
Holliday now 2-2,/ 19-31

SirFelixCat
08-01-2009, 08:29 PM
BP w/ a 1 out single in front of Rolen.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2009, 08:29 PM
Phillips singles to center.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2009, 08:30 PM
Rolen flies out to center. 2 outs.

SirFelixCat
08-01-2009, 08:31 PM
Rolen takes the first pitch and a lazy fly to CF. 2 down.

SirFelixCat
08-01-2009, 08:33 PM
Gomes K's...that's that for the 4th. Col leads 3-2.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2009, 08:33 PM
Gomes strikes out swinging on a pitch in the dirt. 3-2 Rockies after 4.

The Baumer
08-01-2009, 08:35 PM
Reds are gonna looose.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2009, 08:35 PM
Jimenez grounds out to 2nd.

VR
08-01-2009, 08:37 PM
This ump is all kinds of inconsistent tonight.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2009, 08:37 PM
Smith homers to right. 4-2 Rockies.

SirFelixCat
08-01-2009, 08:38 PM
Homer gives up a namesake to Smith on a hanger. 4-2 Rocks.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2009, 08:38 PM
Barmes flies out to center. Nice running catch by Nix.

BoydsOfSummer
08-01-2009, 08:39 PM
I'm actually watching tonight. That Rolen trade has re-energized me for the playoof run.

CTA513
08-01-2009, 08:39 PM
The Reds need to look for some guys who can play in the stands.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2009, 08:40 PM
Helton grounds out to 1st. 4-2 Rockies mid 5th.

SirFelixCat
08-01-2009, 08:40 PM
I'm actually watching tonight. That Rolen trade has re-energized me for the playoof run.

I :lol:'d

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2009, 08:42 PM
Nix flies out to left.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2009, 08:45 PM
Hanigan grounds back to the pitcher.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2009, 08:46 PM
Bailey strikes out swinging. 4-2 Rockies after 5.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2009, 08:50 PM
Bloop single to left by Hawpe

dsmith421
08-01-2009, 08:50 PM
George is now in fully-fledged slobber mode. The last 45 seconds were just downright embarrassing.

Welch's comment stating that Rolen can be an example to the younger players in terms of his preparation and work ethic makes a lot more sense.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2009, 08:55 PM
Tulowitzki doubles to right center on a hit and run. Without the hit and run that could have been a DP but Phillips was covering 2nd as the runner was going. 5-2 Rockies.

VR
08-01-2009, 08:55 PM
Amazing that a ground ball to 2nd scores a guy from 1st.

CTA513
08-01-2009, 08:55 PM
Amazing that a ground ball to 2nd scores a guy from 1st.

Reds baseball

VR
08-01-2009, 08:56 PM
Bailey gets the pop up for out #1.

WVRedsFan
08-01-2009, 08:58 PM
Folks, you ever get the feeling that we will never win again?

I can't take this.

VR
08-01-2009, 08:58 PM
Tough night for Homer. Made so many batters look lost, and yet gave extended chances to others by being nowhere the strike zone on critical pitches. Just too 'all over the place'

klw
08-01-2009, 09:00 PM
Folks, you ever get the feeling that we will never win again?

I can't take this.

What's a win????????

CTA513
08-01-2009, 09:00 PM
Folks, you ever get the feeling that we will never win again?

I can't take this.

If MLB lets the Reds play about 15 players on the field instead of 9 they might be able to win.

BCubb2003
08-01-2009, 09:02 PM
Folks, you ever get the feeling that we will never win again?

I can't take this.

That would mean a 117-loss season.

VR
08-01-2009, 09:03 PM
Looks like the Reds have an appointment with last place that is finally coming do as of tonight.

Hey! They stayed out of last place through July!


Also looks like they are making a big push for fewest runs scored in the bigs....within a sniff now.

BoydsOfSummer
08-01-2009, 09:03 PM
Votto, Phillips and Rolen can make up 3 runs eeeeeeeeee zzzzzzzzzz!

KoryMac5
08-01-2009, 09:04 PM
Tough night for Homer. Made so many batters look lost, and yet gave extended chances to others by being nowhere the strike zone on critical pitches. Just too 'all over the place'

He just seems to start to get things rolling when he all of a sudden gets into a funk to 4 or 5 hitters. It's like he is saying "here we go again" and then tries to be too perfect to avoid a big inning.

I would also like Hannigan to kick him in the pants every so often. No need to have a meeting at the mound every inning.

VR
08-01-2009, 09:06 PM
He just seems to start to get things rolling when he all of a sudden gets into a funk to 4 or 5 hitters. It's like he is saying "here we go again" and then tries to be too perfect to avoid a big inning.

I would also like Hannigan to kick him in the pants every so often. No need to have a meeting at the mound every inning.

"Cueto-itis" is the technical term.

klw
08-01-2009, 09:09 PM
Andrew McCutchen is 4 for 4 with 3 homers and 6 rbi for the Pirates and it is still in the 6th.

VR
08-01-2009, 09:11 PM
Votto singles in the hole with 2 outs......and BP grounds to 3rd to end it.


Gonzo is now 1 for his last 32.

What in anyone's mind makes you think..."Hey! That dude should bat 2nd!"?

klw
08-01-2009, 09:13 PM
Gonzo is now 1 for his last 32.

What in anyone's mind makes you think..."Hey! That dude should bat 2nd!"?
Well clearly he should be hitting leadoff.

KoryMac5
08-01-2009, 09:14 PM
Daniel Ray one of the few bright spots this season. Love watchin this kid pitch.

alloverjr
08-01-2009, 09:14 PM
Gonzo is now 1 for his last 32.

What in anyone's mind makes you think..."Hey! That dude should bat 2nd!"?

He's the SS. Duh.

HokieRed
08-01-2009, 09:15 PM
Have to say one thing I look forward to in 2010 is not having to watch Gonzo any more.

CTA513
08-01-2009, 09:17 PM
Have to say one thing I look forward to in 2010 is not having to watch Gonzo any more.

The Reds still have plenty of time to give him a new deal.

:D

HokieRed
08-01-2009, 09:19 PM
The Reds still have plenty of time to give him a new deal.

:D

I don't think he'll be back. I think there's more in the Rolen deal than just getting a great 3bman, which we did. This is Walt getting his guy. The regime is changing.

SirFelixCat
08-01-2009, 09:30 PM
Gonzo is now 1 for his last 32.

What in anyone's mind makes you think..."Hey! That dude should bat 2nd!"?

I think I'm past the embarrassment that goes w/ the amount of AB's given to bench players or players that have no business anywhere near a MLB starting lineup.

It's like we're watching a real-life version of "Major League".

VR
08-01-2009, 09:42 PM
Nice job by Fisher to get out of that pinch.

Hanigan single to right.

VR
08-01-2009, 09:43 PM
Balentien gets fooled badly on the strike 1 curveball.

VR
08-01-2009, 09:48 PM
Gonzo should be sent down for swinging at a 2-0 pitch that, by the way, was a ball.

Good grief.

klw
08-01-2009, 09:55 PM
EE just singled in his first at bat with the blue jays.

VR
08-01-2009, 09:56 PM
Call for pitchout, runner doesn't go, pitch goes to the backstop, runner goes to second.
"Reds baseball"

Welsh then says....'you see the obstacles that Dusty Baker is faced with'.

Guess what? So do other managers, and yet they teach them how to play baseball at this level.

dsmith421
08-01-2009, 10:02 PM
Yep, it's time to switch to Crew-Rapids on ONN. A lack of talent is not Dusty's fault, rock-stupid play is.

WVRedsFan
08-01-2009, 10:08 PM
Reds lose their umpteenth straight with a batting lineup that looks like futility personificated and pitching from our untouchable prospect as usual.

Why oh why?

I'm ready to give Homer to any team that will take him and he can take Dusty with him.

VR
08-01-2009, 10:09 PM
"Reds Baseball: Catch the Swine Flu"

Alas, poor Reds, last place knoweth thee well.

CTA513
08-01-2009, 10:13 PM
Reds lose their umpteenth straight with a batting lineup that looks like futility personificated and pitching from our untouchable prospect as usual.

Why oh why?

I'm ready to give Homer to any team that will take him and he can take Dusty with him.


The Reds have to keep Bailey unless they plan on tossing guys like Maloney or Wood in the rotation next season.

LoganBuck
08-01-2009, 10:20 PM
It would be nice to score 5 runs or more.

alloverjr
08-01-2009, 10:24 PM
It would be nice to score 5 runs or more.

You mean in a series, right? ;)

durl
08-01-2009, 11:07 PM
Boy...when Castellini said "the losing stops now," he apparently didn't see the past 2 weeks coming, did he?

Losing 11 of 12?? Tied for the basement? This just stinks. I'm tired of it.

Degenerate39
08-01-2009, 11:15 PM
It would be nice to score 5 runs or more.

That statement is like a 180 from a few years ago when the Reds had a tough offense and bad pitching. Now the Reds have bad offense and bad pitching.

RBA
08-01-2009, 11:29 PM
Rolen Era: 0-1 and counting.

GAC
08-02-2009, 08:31 AM
Typical Reds baseball. Score a run or two in the first two frames and nada afterwards.

It's suppose to be that batters figure out a pitcher after a few ABs, not the other way around. ;)