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Red in Chicago
08-14-2009, 07:26 PM
Per Fay:
Taveras CF
Janish SS
Votto 1B
Phillips 2B
Nix LF
Gomes RF
Rosales 3B
Tatum C
Harang P

Red in Chicago
08-14-2009, 07:40 PM
shortstop's bat second, dude:p:

Spring~Fields
08-14-2009, 07:58 PM
shortstop's bat second, dude:p:

I just think that it is low on base percentage that bats first and second. Janish doesn't have a lot of speed does he?

Taveras CF .271 .284 .555
Janish SS .296 .261 .557

GAC
08-14-2009, 08:01 PM
Geez! What a lineup.

Chat is open :beerme:

dsmith421
08-14-2009, 08:04 PM
You just have to laugh at this point.

mbgrayson
08-14-2009, 08:11 PM
Any guesses on attendance? Looks pretty light out there for a Friday evening game.

I will guess 17,500.

Chip R
08-14-2009, 08:14 PM
"It's not your job to be as confused as Nyger"

Tom Servo
08-14-2009, 08:14 PM
Reds made Morgan look foolish. Nice to not be on the other end of it for once.

Tom Servo
08-14-2009, 08:29 PM
Dunn and Taveras are probably having a nice long talk at 1st base about what it's like to be a Reds whipping boy.

Chip R
08-14-2009, 08:29 PM
Dunn and Taveras are probably having a nice long talk at 1st base about what it's like to be a Reds whipping boy.


LOL

alloverjr
08-14-2009, 08:30 PM
Is Balentine hurt? He is the one, and only, guy on the roster I have any interest in right now.

Spring~Fields
08-14-2009, 08:31 PM
Dunn and Taveras are probably having a nice long talk at 1st base about what it's like to be a Reds whipping boy.

:bowrofl::KoolAid:

Spring~Fields
08-14-2009, 08:33 PM
Is Balentine hurt? He is the one, and only, guy on the roster I have any interest in right now.

I haven't been able to find anything to indicate that he is hurt. So I don't know.

Spring~Fields
08-14-2009, 08:39 PM
Washington 2nd Inning Summary

- A. Dunn flied out to deep center
- J. Willingham singled to left center
- W. Harris fouled out to first
- R. Belliard lined out to shallow left
- End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Tom Servo
08-14-2009, 08:43 PM
Gomes on fire. He doubles.

Spring~Fields
08-14-2009, 08:48 PM
Cincinnati 2nd Inning Summary

- L. Nix flied out to right
- J. Gomes doubled to left
- A. Rosales walked
- C. Tatum flied out to left center
- A. Harang struck out swinging
- End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Spring~Fields
08-14-2009, 08:57 PM
Washington 3rd Inning Summary

- W. Nieves singled to shallow right
- G. Mock struck out bunting foul
- N. Morgan lined out to shallow left
- C. Guzman lined out to second
- End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

After 2 1/2 no score.

Spring~Fields
08-14-2009, 09:03 PM
Cincinnati 3rd Inning Summary

- W. Taveras grounded bunt out to third
- P. Janish grounded out to shortstop
- J. Votto struck out swinging
- End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

:sleep:

Spring~Fields
08-14-2009, 09:15 PM
Washington 4th Inning Summary

- R. Zimmerman struck out swinging
- A. Dunn walked
- J. Willingham flied out to right
- W. Harris flied out to right
- End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Tom Servo
08-14-2009, 09:16 PM
Bring back the Montreal Expos.

Raisor
08-14-2009, 09:19 PM
Bring back the Montreal Expos.

Les Expos de Montreal.

BCubb2003
08-14-2009, 09:23 PM
Bring back the Seattle Pilots.

Spring~Fields
08-14-2009, 09:24 PM
Cincinnati 4th Inning Summary

- B. Phillips flied out to center
- L. Nix flied out to deep center
- J. Gomes struck out looking
- End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Pitches-strikes - G Mock 65-40; A Harang 59-39.

Ground balls-fly balls - G Mock 2-5; A Harang 1-5.

Batters faced - G Mock 15; A Harang 15.



IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
G. Mock 4.0 1 0 0 2 5 0 1.84 5.53


A. Harang 4.0 3 0 0 1 2 0 1.42 4.31

Spring~Fields
08-14-2009, 09:32 PM
Washington 5th Inning Summary

- R. Belliard homered to deep left
- W. Nieves struck out swinging
- G. Mock struck out swinging
- N. Morgan singled to pitcher
- C. Guzman grounded into fielder's choice, N. Morgan out at second
- End of Inning (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)

Washington 1 Reds 0 after 4 1/2

Spring~Fields
08-14-2009, 09:38 PM
Rally brewing Harang and Tevaras back to back singles.

Ltlabner
08-14-2009, 09:40 PM
Fail

You'll always get 2nd guessed as the 3B coach, but that was an odd decision by Berry with Harrang's glacier like speed and Votto coming to the plate.

WVRedsFan
08-14-2009, 09:42 PM
I've seen dumb thinks and dumb moves before, but Mark Berry takes the cake. Slowest runner on the team and he send hims with Votto on deck. Great God!!! :(

Spring~Fields
08-14-2009, 09:42 PM
Janish singles, Harang thrown out at the plate.

Cincinnati 5th Inning Summary

- A. Rosales struck out swinging
- C. Tatum flied out to shallow center
- A. Harang singled to shallow center
- W. Taveras singled to shallow left, A. Harang to second
- P. Janish singled to shallow right center, A. Harang to third, W. Taveras to second, A. Harang out at home, W. Taveras to third, P. Janish to second
- End of Inning (0 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)

Berry sends the fleet footed Harang.

After 5 full innings Washington 1 Reds 0

HeatherC1212
08-14-2009, 09:43 PM
Why would you not take your chances with the bases loaded and Joey up to bat?!?! :eek:

westofyou
08-14-2009, 09:43 PM
That was rich... slow pitch softball moment of the day.

Spring~Fields
08-14-2009, 09:44 PM
I've seen dumb thinks and dumb moves before, but Mark Berry takes the cake. Slowest runner on the team and he send hims with Votto on deck. Great God!!! :(

Yupp!!
Plus he is a valuable starting pitcher. I might be able to out run Harang, and I have the speed of a glacier.

WVRedsFan
08-14-2009, 09:45 PM
Yupp!!
Plus he is a valuable starting pitcher. I might be able to out run Harang.


Yeah, me too and I'm 20 years older than Aaron.

lollipopcurve
08-14-2009, 09:48 PM
Sending your (very slow) starting pitcher on a close play at the plate, down 1 run in the 5th inning, with your best hitter due up to hit with bases loaded?

Ladies and gentlemen, Mark Berry.

Big Klu
08-14-2009, 09:50 PM
I've seen dumb thinks and dumb moves before, but Mark Berry takes the cake. Slowest runner on the team and he send hims with Votto on deck. Great God!!! :(

Absolutely terrible decision! Harang is a pitcher, and an exceptionally slow pitcher on top of that, so Berry is taking a chance with him being injured in a home plate collision. Also, Votto is on deck and could be batting with the bases loaded. I've never been a big fan of Mark Berry as a third base coach, but like you said--this takes the cake. Berry's decision to send Harang is indefensible.

Ltlabner
08-14-2009, 09:50 PM
Like I said, the guy's always going to get second guessed, but I can't imagine anyone can defend that goofball decision to send Aaron home.

Spring~Fields
08-14-2009, 09:51 PM
Absolutely terrible decision! Harang is a pitcher, and an exceptionally slow pitcher on top of that, so Berry is taking a chance with him being injured in a home plate collision. Also, Votto is on deck and could be batting with the bases loaded. I've never been a big fan of Mark Berry as a third base coach, but like you said--this takes the cake. Berry's decision to send Harang is indefensible.

You covered that perfectly. One possible positive could have happened, the rest were possible negatives.

Spring~Fields
08-14-2009, 09:57 PM
Washington 6th Inning Summary

- R. Zimmerman struck out looking
- A. Dunn walked
- J. Willingham walked, A. Dunn to second
- W. Harris flied out to left
- R. Belliard flied out to right
- End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Big Klu
08-14-2009, 09:59 PM
You covered that perfectly. One possible positive could have happened, the rest were possible negatives.

If it were Bronson Arroyo or Johnny Cueto, then maybe I could live with the decision--both are pretty athletic, and have good speed (especially for pitchers). But Harang?! NO WAY!

Spring~Fields
08-14-2009, 10:02 PM
If it were Bronson Arroyo or Johnny Cueto, then maybe I could live with the decision--both are pretty athletic, and have good speed (especially for pitchers). But Harang?! NO WAY!

I don't think I could risk a starting pitcher getting injured over one run. They are hard to find and cost way too much and as you have said, A. Harang just doesn't have the speed to make that run score.

Tom Servo
08-14-2009, 10:07 PM
Tatum up with the bases loaded.

Big Klu
08-14-2009, 10:07 PM
Now would be a good time to PH for Tatum.

Big Klu
08-14-2009, 10:09 PM
I don't think I could risk a starting pitcher getting injured over one run. They are hard to find and cost way too much and as you have said, A. Harang just doesn't have the speed to make that run score.

I tend to agree with you. I was just saying that Arroyo and Cueto might have the physical ability to score without benefit of a throw.

Tom Servo
08-14-2009, 10:10 PM
And Tatum leaves them loaded as he pops up in the infield. Bleh.

Big Klu
08-14-2009, 10:12 PM
And Tatum leaves them loaded as he pops up in the infield. Bleh.

I reiterate--now would have been a good time to PH for Tatum.

Spring~Fields
08-14-2009, 10:13 PM
Base loaded Tatum pops out. I almost messed up and typed profanity. :eek:

Cincinnati 6th Inning Summary

- J. Votto singled to shallow center
- B. Phillips lined into double play, J. Votto out at second
- L. Nix doubled to deep right center
- J. Gomes intentionally walked
- A. Rosales walked, L. Nix to third, J. Gomes to second
- C. Tatum popped out to second
- End of Inning (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)

Washington 1 and the Reds 0 after 6 full



IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
G. Mock 6.0 6 0 0 4 6 0 1.92 5.27

A. Harang 6.0 5 1 1 3 5 1 1.43 4.32


IBB - J Gomes (by G Mock).

Pitches-strikes - G Mock 101-59; A Harang 100-64.

Ground balls-fly balls - G Mock 3-9; A Harang 2-8.

Batters faced - G Mock 26; A Harang 25.

Strikes Out Looking
08-14-2009, 10:16 PM
I reiterate--now would have been a good time to PH for Tatum.

Between Mark Berry and Dusty Baker, well ... it kills me that I care so much.

HeatherC1212
08-14-2009, 10:20 PM
That catch by Janish HAS to be a web gem! Wow. :eek:

Spring~Fields
08-14-2009, 10:20 PM
Washington 7th Inning Summary

- W. Nieves homered to deep right
- J. Padilla hit for G. Mock
- J. Padilla struck out swinging
- N. Morgan grounded out to third
- C. Guzman popped out to shallow left
- End of Inning (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Washington 2 and the Reds 0

Spring~Fields
08-14-2009, 10:22 PM
J. Sosa relieved G. Mock
C. Dickerson hit for A. Harang
C. Dickerson lined out to left




IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
G. Mock 6.0 6 0 0 4 6 0 1.92 5.27


A. Harang 7.0 6 2 2 3 6 2 1.42 4.35


Pitches-strikes - G Mock 101-59; A Harang 115-75.

Ground balls-fly balls - G Mock 3-9; A Harang 3-10.

Batters faced - G Mock 26; A Harang 29

KoryMac5
08-14-2009, 10:24 PM
Be a nice time for Willy T to use his speed.

Big Klu
08-14-2009, 10:25 PM
Between Mark Berry and Dusty Baker, well ... it kills me that I care so much.

Send Barker to the plate for Tatum. If they bring in the lefty to face Barker, then use Balentien or Hanigan to PH for him.

Big Klu
08-14-2009, 10:28 PM
Be a nice time for Willy T to use his speed.

Cowboy said in the first inning (when Taveras didn't run until there were two outs), that if it takes you 17 pitches to read a pitcher's move, then you aren't much of a basestealer. He also said that if Taveras isn't going to run, then there isn't any reason why he shouldn't bat eighth when he's in the lineup. George quietly agreed.

Spring~Fields
08-14-2009, 10:29 PM
S. Burnett relieved J. Sosa for Washington

Spring~Fields
08-14-2009, 10:31 PM
Cincinnati 7th Inning Summary

- J. Sosa relieved G. Mock
- C. Dickerson hit for A. Harang
- C. Dickerson lined out to left
- W. Taveras singled to shallow left
- P. Janish flied out to center
- S. Burnett relieved J. Sosa
- J. Votto struck out looking
- End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

7 complete Washington with a 2-0 lead.

alloverjr
08-14-2009, 10:32 PM
Cincinnati 7th Inning Summary

- J. Sosa relieved G. Mock
- C. Dickerson hit for A. Harang
- C. Dickerson lined out to left
- W. Taveras singled to shallow left
- P. Janish flied out to center
- S. Burnett relieved J. Sosa
- J. Votto struck out looking
- End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

7 complete Washington with a 2-0 lead.

Votto seems to strike out a bunch lately, many looking.

Spring~Fields
08-14-2009, 10:33 PM
Votto seems to strike out a bunch lately, many looking.

Marty B was just commenting on his strikeouts. Maybe Joey needs a break.

mbgrayson
08-14-2009, 10:34 PM
Harang is done after seven innings. Once again, no run support. This was a quality start, going 7 innings and only giving up two runs.

Sad...why can't they score for Aaron, especially since they faced Garrett Mock, who came into the game with a 6+ ERA?

Spring~Fields
08-14-2009, 10:34 PM
N. Masset relieved A. Harang to start the 8th

Big Klu
08-14-2009, 10:37 PM
Maybe Joey needs a break.

I've been thinking that Joey could use a day or two off. It's just so difficult when he's one of only three or four legitimate major-league hitters in the lineup.

Spring~Fields
08-14-2009, 10:40 PM
I've been thinking that Joey could use a day or two off. It's just so difficult when he's one of only three or four legitimate major-league hitters in the lineup.

I was thinking he was the only one. What do we do if we don't have Joey to watch. :)

jojo
08-14-2009, 10:40 PM
Brantley has been unbearable tonight IMHO.

KoryMac5
08-14-2009, 10:42 PM
I like Brantley when he talks mechanics, everything else not so much.

Tom Servo
08-14-2009, 10:44 PM
I'd feel bad for Harang potentially earning another loss after a good performance, but seriously, giving up a home run to Wil Nieves? Belliard's a bit more forgivable but it was only the 2nd homer of Nieves' career!

Spring~Fields
08-14-2009, 10:45 PM
Washington 8th Inning Summary

- N. Masset relieved A. Harang
- R. Zimmerman lined out to shortstop
- A. Dunn walked
- A. Gonzalez ran for A. Dunn
- J. Willingham walked, A. Gonzalez to second
- W. Harris struck out swinging
- R. Belliard struck out swinging
- End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Tom Servo
08-14-2009, 10:51 PM
Balentien and his new #28 pinch hitting.

Spring~Fields
08-14-2009, 10:52 PM
Changes

- R. Belliard at second
- A. Gonzalez at second
- R. Belliard at first
- W. Balentien hit for L. Nix
- E. Dukes in right field
- J. Bergmann relieved S. Burnett

Big Klu
08-14-2009, 10:54 PM
I was thinking he was the only one. What do we do if we don't have Joey to watch. :)

I was counting Votto, Phillips, Gomes, and Nix in tonight's lineup. Hanigan and Balentien are both borderline, as well.



Brantley has been unbearable tonight IMHO.

I thought he was on target in his analysis of Taveras in the first inning. (And I am not one to bash Willy. Brantley just said that Taveras has been a disappointment on the basepaths, with which I agree.)

Big Klu
08-14-2009, 10:56 PM
I'd feel bad for Harang potentially earning another loss after a good performance, but seriously, giving up a home run to Wil Nieves? Belliard's a bit more forgivable but it was only the 2nd homer of Nieves' career!

I still haven't figured out how that ball got out. I didn't think he hit it that well, and it looked like he was late on his swing.

Spring~Fields
08-14-2009, 10:57 PM
Cincinnati 8th Inning Summary

- B. Phillips singled to center
- W. Balentien hit for L. Nix
- W. Balentien flied out to right
- J. Gomes struck out swinging
- A. Rosales flied out to right
- End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Eight full completed

Washington 2 Reds 0

Tom Servo
08-14-2009, 10:59 PM
Cordero in to pitch. Perhaps for the benefit of other teams scouts?

Spring~Fields
08-14-2009, 10:59 PM
F. Cordero relieved N. Masset

Spring~Fields
08-14-2009, 11:01 PM
Washington 9th Inning Summary

- W. Balentien in left field
- F. Cordero relieved N. Masset
- W. Nieves grounded out to second
- E. Dukes popped out to second
- N. Morgan grounded out to first
- End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Big Klu
08-14-2009, 11:02 PM
Cordero in to pitch. Perhaps for the benefit of other teams scouts?

Probably more likely because he hasn't pitched since the win in St. Louis on Tuesday.

Spring~Fields
08-14-2009, 11:03 PM
Reds bottom of the ninth due up
Tatum, pinch hitter ???
Pinch hitter for Cordero
Tevaras

Big Klu
08-14-2009, 11:04 PM
Why not lead off with Sutton PH'ing for Tatum, and Hanigan PH'ing for Cordero?

Spring~Fields
08-14-2009, 11:09 PM
Cincinnati 9th Inning Summary

- M. MacDougal relieved J. Bergmann
- C. Tatum grounded out to second
- D. Sutton hit for F. Cordero
- D. Sutton grounded out to shortstop
- W. Taveras grounded out to second

Final

Washington 2, Reds 0

Scoring Summary
Top 5th: Washington
- R. Belliard homered to deep left


Top 7th: Washington
- W. Nieves homered to deep right

CaiGuy
08-14-2009, 11:10 PM
Why not lead off with Sutton PH'ing for Tatum, and Hanigan PH'ing for Cordero?

That would hurt Tatum's feelings

Big Klu
08-14-2009, 11:17 PM
That would hurt Tatum's feelings

Tatum's .129 batting average hurts my feelings!

CTA513
08-15-2009, 12:27 AM
I didn't get to see todays game but it looks like Harang had another good start.
Checking out the game logs this was the first start this season that Mock didn't give up a run.


Shut out by the Nationals? with Mock starting? :help:

HokieRed
08-15-2009, 12:29 AM
How'd we have 8 hits and 4 walks and score no stinking runs?

Spring~Fields
08-15-2009, 12:32 AM
How'd we have 8 hits and 4 walks and score no stinking runs?

I will speculate, speculation because we can't prove causation.

Mark Berry sending Harang to end a potential rally hurt, and the next AB for Votto who was on deck when Berry sent Harang, who was out at home, Votto singled in that next AB. They might have scored a run with Votto if the bases had remained loaded, maybe not.

It doesn't help to have low on base percentage batters receiving the most PA and AB in the one and two holes either. Though I must add that Willy T had a good night going 2 for four with a walk I believe.

HokieRed
08-15-2009, 12:41 AM
I will speculate, speculation because we can't prove causation.

Mark Berry sending Harang to end a potential rally hurt, and the next AB for Votto who was on deck when Berry sent Harang, who was out at home, Votto singled in that next AB. They might have scored a run with Votto if the bases had remained loaded, maybe not.

It doesn't help to have low on base percentage batters receiving the most PA and AB in the one and two holes either. Though I must add that Willy T had a good night going 2 for four with a walk I believe.

Thanks, Spring-Fields, I was out and missed the game. Sounds like more of the same.

traderumor
08-15-2009, 02:50 AM
Well, just rolled back into Central Ohio after going to this gem. The offense is putrid, was on the way back from the bathroom when Nieves hit his homer, so not sure what happened with that.

We had left field seats four rows up from the wall right by the bullpen. We hadn't been there 5 minutes and balls were clanging off the seats in BP. One of the Nats (#60 Martin IIRC) tossed a ball my boys' way and my wife caught it, so they were pretty excited about that. But they did not seek autographs ;)

I did get to heckle both CFers, class act that I am. Got to yell at Willy to fire the ball to first next time after he almost botched the DP with a wimpy toss to first after Janish deked Morgan. Then, when Nyjer let Harang's ball fall in, I yelled "its mine, mine, mine Nyjer." Later in the game I reminded him not to forget to call it. All without a $7 beer! There was a drunk yelling unintelligible gibberish at Herrera from the pavilion in center though. That was nice.

My wife wanted to know why that little boy was in the bullpen. I informed her that was Daniel Ray Herrera. He warmed up, had hoped to see him make hitters look silly in person, but he never made it in.

I will say that the fireworks show was top notch. We all really enjoyed that, so at least since there were no offensive fireworks

traderumor
08-15-2009, 02:53 AM
I will speculate, speculation because we can't prove causation.

Mark Berry sending Harang to end a potential rally hurt, and the next AB for Votto who was on deck when Berry sent Harang, who was out at home, Votto singled in that next AB. They might have scored a run with Votto if the bases had remained loaded, maybe not.

It doesn't help to have low on base percentage batters receiving the most PA and AB in the one and two holes either. Though I must add that Willy T had a good night going 2 for four with a walk I believe.Harang was one step past third when Morgan started his throwing motion. There was no way Berry should have had an idea to send him.

CTA513
08-15-2009, 03:01 AM
Well, just rolled back into Central Ohio after going to this gem. The offense is putrid, was on the way back from the bathroom when Nieves hit his homer, so not sure what happened with that.

We had left field seats four rows up from the wall right by the bullpen. We hadn't been there 5 minutes and balls were clanging off the seats in BP. One of the Nats (#60 Martin IIRC) tossed a ball my boys' way and my wife caught it, so they were pretty excited about that. But they did not seek autographs ;)

I did get to heckle both CFers, class act that I am. Got to yell at Willy to fire the ball to first next time after he almost botched the DP with a wimpy toss to first after Janish deked Morgan. Then, when Nyjer let Harang's ball fall in, I yelled "its mine, mine, mine Nyjer." Later in the game I reminded him not to forget to call it. All without a $7 beer! There was a drunk yelling unintelligible gibberish at Herrera from the pavilion in center though. That was nice.

My wife wanted to know why that little boy was in the bullpen. I informed her that was Daniel Ray Herrera. He warmed up, had hoped to see him make hitters look silly in person, but he never made it in.

I will say that the fireworks show was top notch. We all really enjoyed that, so at least since there were no offensive fireworks

:laugh:

Ron Madden
08-15-2009, 04:07 AM
Cincinnati 9th Inning Summary

- M. MacDougal relieved J. Bergmann
- C. Tatum grounded out to second
- D. Sutton hit for F. Cordero
- D. Sutton grounded out to shortstop
- W. Taveras grounded out to second

Final

Washington 2, Reds 0

Scoring Summary
Top 5th: Washington
- R. Belliard homered to deep left


Top 7th: Washington
- W. Nieves homered to deep right


Great Job with the summaries

jojo
08-15-2009, 08:08 AM
I thought he was on target in his analysis of Taveras in the first inning. (And I am not one to bash Willy. Brantley just said that Taveras has been a disappointment on the basepaths, with which I agree.)

Was that the inning where Brantley made the 17 pitch comment then Taveras finally went as strike three ended the inning?

Spring~Fields
08-15-2009, 01:21 PM
Harang was one step past third when Morgan started his throwing motion. There was no way Berry should have had an idea to send him.

Wow Morgan has a better arm than I was aware of and Harang is even slower than I knew. I guess they should have went with conservatism and held Harang at third, with the positive expectation that Votto who was due up next would come through for them. Of course then that would have taken a focused awareness of the present moment. ;)

Glad you enjoyed the rationality of the inebriated, and the fireworks that followed. Wish I could have seen all that. :)

Alas I believe that the Reds have talked and thought themselves into low run support for Harang and are achieving self fulfilling prophecies.

Big Klu
08-15-2009, 02:13 PM
Was that the inning where Brantley made the 17 pitch comment then Taveras finally went as strike three ended the inning?

Yes.

traderumor
08-15-2009, 02:41 PM
You know, regardless of the outcome and how bad a team was fielded last night, it was still a MLB game, even though the two teams are arguably MLB and more like AAA teams right now. Our family had a great time, we had great seats, I forgot to mention that the ticket agent insisted that we had a AAA membership that saved my father-in-law $5 per tickets, and my boys were treasuring their BP ball today. Going to a live game certainly keeps the love affair alive and well.

Still, I cannot wait to go see a good Reds team play again. It could happen.........I think.