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Tom Servo
08-09-2009, 05:07 PM
Taveras grounds out to start the game, of course.

nate
08-09-2009, 05:08 PM
Chat is open.

Reds Fanatic
08-09-2009, 05:10 PM
Phillips with a long homer to left. 1-0 Reds.

Tom Servo
08-09-2009, 05:10 PM
:phillips:
:jump:


1-0 Reds!

nate
08-09-2009, 05:10 PM
BP crushes a Cain pitch to the LF seats. 1-0 Reds.

Stormy
08-09-2009, 05:11 PM
BP crushes a Cain pitch to the LF seats. 1-0 Reds.

Nice blast by BP... Too bad we had a 273OBP, and 250OBP, hitting ahead of him in the order.

SirFelixCat
08-09-2009, 05:12 PM
That ball was SMOKED!

nate
08-09-2009, 05:12 PM
Nice blast by BP... Too bad we had a 273OBP, and 250OBP, hitting ahead of him in the order.

That makes my eyes water.

SirFelixCat
08-09-2009, 05:14 PM
Joey works a many pitch BB.

VB up.

SirFelixCat
08-09-2009, 05:15 PM
And VB goes down looking at one down broadway.

But look, Ma, a 1st inning lead!

SirFelixCat
08-09-2009, 05:24 PM
Harang gives up a bloop single and a WP to advance Pablo to 2nd, but otherwise, looked pretty doggone sharp! Thru 1, 1-0.

BCubb2003
08-09-2009, 05:30 PM
One run won't be enough today.

KoryMac5
08-09-2009, 05:48 PM
Big zone today for both pitchers.

Tom Servo
08-09-2009, 05:53 PM
Hey according to the FSN graphics Brandon Phillips is a left-handed, white Canadian guy.

nate
08-09-2009, 05:57 PM
So you think you can Laynce with train down the first base line. First and third.

Wild pitch, Wlad scored, Nix to second!

Tom Servo
08-09-2009, 05:57 PM
2-0 Reds after a Wlad bloop single, Nix single, and wild pitch scores Wlad from third.

Tom Servo
08-09-2009, 05:58 PM
Rosales!
:jump:


4-0 Reds

nate
08-09-2009, 05:59 PM
Wow, Rosales with a 2-run HR!

Tom Servo
08-09-2009, 06:00 PM
Rosales seems to be hitting a bit in the last week or so. Good to see.

HokieRed
08-09-2009, 06:04 PM
I was thinking this after Rosales' first AB. Wish I'd have posted it then. If/when Rolen comes back, Rosales should get every start the rest of the way at SS. See if, as Rick Sweet seemed to think, he can play it. No sense wasting anything more on Gonzo or Janish.

nate
08-09-2009, 06:07 PM
Harang cruising through 4.

Tony Cloninger
08-09-2009, 06:15 PM
Boy that George Grande sure is exciting isn't he!!

Tom Servo
08-09-2009, 06:17 PM
Balentien cannot be stopped.

nate
08-09-2009, 06:17 PM
This is some weird baseball here.

Brutus
08-09-2009, 06:19 PM
This is some weird baseball here.

Don't tell anyone. Keep it between you and I. But the Reds have shown some signs of a league average offense recently


Shhhh.:thumbup:

JaxRed
08-09-2009, 06:19 PM
Did anyone think Taverez looked like he was hurting a bit after than score?

nate
08-09-2009, 06:21 PM
Don't tell anyone. Keep it between you and I. But the Reds have shown some signs of a league average offense recently


Shhhh.:thumbup:

Yeah, that happened one other time this season too.

nate
08-09-2009, 06:21 PM
Did anyone think Taverez looked like he was hurting a bit after than score?

Our leadoff hitter, hurt?

Dude...

Tony Cloninger
08-09-2009, 06:22 PM
He had 3rd stolen.....and may have done it sliding there and then having to jump up and turn back to get back to 2nd.

Gallen5862
08-09-2009, 06:22 PM
What happened to Taverez?

Reds/Flyers Fan
08-09-2009, 06:23 PM
Maybe the Dodgers are watching Aaron Harang today? Hopefully ...

KoryMac5
08-09-2009, 06:24 PM
Harang has looked really good these last two starts. What ever he changed it's working well for him.

Tom Servo
08-09-2009, 06:25 PM
I like this Aaron Harang.

Brutus
08-09-2009, 06:27 PM
Yeah, that happened one other time this season too.

Did you need to go and be all realistic on me? :cool:

Brutus
08-09-2009, 06:27 PM
Harang has looked really good these last two starts. What ever he changed it's working well for him.

It seems to me this Harang is relying less on trying to overpower folks with his fastball, and instead keeping it down in the zone.

KoryMac5
08-09-2009, 06:29 PM
It seems to me this Harang is relying less on trying to overpower folks with his fastball, and instead keeping it down in the zone.

His breaking ball is really crisp with a lot of bite on it too as well.

Kc61
08-09-2009, 06:29 PM
Harang has looked really good these last two starts. What ever he changed it's working well for him.

Impossible. He pitched in relief in San Diego last year and returned after the rain delay earlier this year. No way he can pitch well.

Some guys can be moved for salary relief and the Reds would be helped. Harang is better than that and shouldn't be traded unless there is a reasonable return. SF would be a great ballpark either for Arroyo or Harang.

KoryMac5
08-09-2009, 06:37 PM
Velez sure can turn on that inside pitch.

KoryMac5
08-09-2009, 06:39 PM
Harang in his first bit of trouble today. Need to look for a double play or a K here.

KoryMac5
08-09-2009, 06:42 PM
Harang gets the ground ball dp but the Giants get a run out of the deal. Wlad gets Molina's pop up. 5-1 Reds.

11larkin11
08-09-2009, 06:44 PM
Velez really needs one in the earhole. He posed after his double. Thats 3 poses for him this series. Someone on this team should show some moxy and earhole him one.

SirFelixCat
08-09-2009, 06:44 PM
Harang gets the ground ball dp but the Giants get a run out of the deal. Wlad gets Molina's pop up. 5-1 Reds.

Good job minizing the damage. Not often we can gladly trade 1 run for 2 outs!:eek::D

Brutus
08-09-2009, 06:47 PM
Velez really needs one in the earhole. He posed after his double. Thats 3 poses for him this series. Someone on this team should show some moxy and earhole him one.

That posing is definitely bush league. That's all fine and dandy in Babe Ruth and Legion ball. But you're in the majors now, son. Act like you've been there before (and as bad as you were, you have been).

KoryMac5
08-09-2009, 06:48 PM
Velez really needs one in the earhole. He posed after his double. Thats 3 poses for him this series. Someone on this team should show some moxy and earhole him one.

You can bet if BP was stylin and profiling on his HR he would have been drilled by Cain or Zito.

KoryMac5
08-09-2009, 06:49 PM
Quick hook by the ump there to throw Gonzo out. He must have said one of Carlin's magic words.

Kc61
08-09-2009, 06:54 PM
Good jump by Taveras on that line drive to lead off the Giants seventh.

redsmetz
08-09-2009, 06:56 PM
Jeff Brantley is maddening. Overall I've found him okay, but over the last few weeks, I can't tell you how many times his initial call of a play sounds like the opposite just happened. The play to start this inning was something like this (with excitement in his voice): "It's hit into center field. And Willy Taveras has it, one out." I guess he can only process one action at a time, but as a listener, you're initial reaction is that it was a hit. Argh.

KoryMac5
08-09-2009, 06:56 PM
Garko draws the walk, laying off a nice breaking ball by Harang.

KoryMac5
08-09-2009, 06:57 PM
Harang with his 7th K of the day, gets Lewis. End of the inning as Edgar grounds out.

Kc61
08-09-2009, 06:58 PM
Dusty should get Massett out there for the eighth. With Weathers gone Massett needs to get used to pitching the eighth inning of potentially winning games.

He probably will just keep Harang out there, which is reasonable.

KoryMac5
08-09-2009, 07:00 PM
Votto flies out continues to struggle a bit.

BCubb2003
08-09-2009, 07:02 PM
Jeff Brantley is maddening. Overall I've found him okay, but over the last few weeks, I can't tell you how many times his initial call of a play sounds like the opposite just happened. The play to start this inning was something like this (with excitement in his voice): "It's hit into center field. And Willy Taveras has it, one out." I guess he can only process one action at a time, but as a listener, you're initial reaction is that it was a hit. Argh.

I couldn't tell from Brantley's call whether Wlad scored on that wild pitch earlier, either.

SirFelixCat
08-09-2009, 07:04 PM
Ya know, w/ yet another BB, Balentin, for a hacker, has looked quite good thus far! :thumbup:

SirFelixCat
08-09-2009, 07:05 PM
Rosales having a nice week! Another hit today!

HokieRed
08-09-2009, 07:06 PM
Priority number one: determine whether Rosales can play SS.

nate
08-09-2009, 07:07 PM
How awesome would it be for Harang to get a grand slam here?

SirFelixCat
08-09-2009, 07:08 PM
Priority number one: determine whether Rosales can play SS.

Agreed, but Dusty wouldn't 'insult' Gonzalez like that. Sad, but true. It's obvious that AGon is gone after this year, so it's frustrating that we won't see that.

Reds/Flyers Fan
08-09-2009, 07:18 PM
Priority number one: determine whether Rosales can play SS.

:thumbdown

Seen enough of him to know he isn't an everyday player. 2 hits today does zero to change that

SirFelixCat
08-09-2009, 07:19 PM
Well, let's see what Masset can do in this high pressure spot!

SirFelixCat
08-09-2009, 07:20 PM
Beautiful first pitch DP! 4-6-3!

Welcome to your new role, young man!

reds44
08-09-2009, 07:22 PM
Priority number one: determine whether Rosales can play SS.
Oh god no.

Nice job by Masset.

KoryMac5
08-09-2009, 07:25 PM
Nice to see that Pedro Sandoval went to the BP school of free swinging.

GAC
08-09-2009, 07:27 PM
Man! On the verge of taking 2 outa 3 from the Giants on the west coast. Who would a thunk'd it.

KoryMac5
08-09-2009, 07:35 PM
Cordero doing his best to honor David Weathers by making it a little interesting in the 9th.

KoryMac5
08-09-2009, 07:37 PM
Congrats to Harang for getting his first win since May. Nice series for the Reds hopefully we can build on this the last several weeks of the season.

Ron Madden
08-09-2009, 07:41 PM
I really like what I've seen from Balentien so far. :thumbup:

GAC
08-09-2009, 07:42 PM
Priority number one: determine whether Rosales can play SS.

Have we determined he can play 3B? :p:

HokieRed
08-09-2009, 07:48 PM
Have we determined he can play 3B? :p:

Louisville manager thought he could play SS. I think he may hit enough to play SS but not 3b. I think we should find out. No sense playing Gonzo and it's pretty clear Janish is not going to be a regular SS.

WVRedsFan
08-09-2009, 09:50 PM
What's frustrating about that thought, Hokie, is that seems to be the standard Reds answer for any need...look around and see what you have, no matter how ridiculous the idea is, and let them play another position. Don't ever go out and find one, just do with what you have. And it's been disastrous for 20 years.,

It's time to quit handing out millions to players who are marginal and start paying for talent.

HokieRed
08-09-2009, 10:36 PM
What's frustrating about that thought, Hokie, is that seems to be the standard Reds answer for any need...look around and see what you have, no matter how ridiculous the idea is, and let them play another position. Don't ever go out and find one, just do with what you have. And it's been disastrous for 20 years.,

It's time to quit handing out millions to players who are marginal and start paying for talent.


I agree with this entirely. I love the Rolen trade. But it makes sense to prioritize how to spend. We need a C, CF, LF, SS, SP (at least 1). We need to find out which of those is the highest priority. Finding out whether Rosales can possibly play SS is worth doing. Why wouldn't we do this? In order to play Gonzalez or Janish?

11larkin11
08-10-2009, 01:12 AM
I agree with this entirely. I love the Rolen trade. But it makes sense to prioritize how to spend. We need a C, CF, LF, SS, SP (at least 1). We need to find out which of those is the highest priority. Finding out whether Rosales can possibly play SS is worth doing. Why wouldn't we do this? In order to play Gonzalez or Janish?

I think at this point, the Reds brass are looking for a SS and SP, at least thats what I want first. SS first, then SP. C will probably be Hanigan, with maybe a FA backup. CF will be a battle between Stubbs, Dickerson, and Taveras. LF will be between Gomes, Balentien, and Heisey. Those spots at least have warm bodies that have potential. SS has absolutely nothing, outside of giving Cozart a chance. SP has (as of now) Harang, Arroyo, Bailey, Owings, Cueto with maybe Wood, and probably only one of Harang/Arroyo. We need an offensive minded SS that is average in the field, and a top notch starter.

HokieRed
08-10-2009, 10:55 AM
I think at this point, the Reds brass are looking for a SS and SP, at least thats what I want first. SS first, then SP. C will probably be Hanigan, with maybe a FA backup. CF will be a battle between Stubbs, Dickerson, and Taveras. LF will be between Gomes, Balentien, and Heisey. Those spots at least have warm bodies that have potential. SS has absolutely nothing, outside of giving Cozart a chance. SP has (as of now) Harang, Arroyo, Bailey, Owings, Cueto with maybe Wood, and probably only one of Harang/Arroyo. We need an offensive minded SS that is average in the field, and a top notch starter.

Generally I agree, though I think C is a higher priority than you. I don't think Hanigan will OPS .700 as a full season regular. I'm happy enough to go with Stubbs or Heisey/Dickerson in CF. LF I think we need somebody other than those you list. Rosales looks better at the plate to me all the time. Remember he put up about a 1.2 OPS at Louisville before his call up. This is about 450 pts better than Stubbs, incidentally. People would love to get Hardy in this deal for Weathers; he's got an OPS of about .660, which I believe Rosales can easily do. All I'm saying is that in the meaningless games between here and the end of the season, let's put Rosales at SS and see if he can come anywhere near being adequate at the position, as Rick Sweet seemed to think he could be. He'll certainly outhit either Gonzalez or Janish. I also think that if we move Arroyo and get significant money back, we should go for two SP's.