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Red in Chicago
08-26-2009, 07:30 PM
Per Fay:
Drew Stubbs CF
Paul Janish SS
Joey Votto 1B
Brandon Phillips 2B
Scott Rolen 3B
Laynce Nix RF
Wladimir Baletien LF
Corky Miller C
Kip Wells P

vs. Braden Looper (11-6, 4.95)

GAC
08-26-2009, 09:02 PM
Cincinnati
AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg

D. Stubbs cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154
P. Janish ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .216
J. Votto 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .311
B. Phillips 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262
S. Rolen 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
L. Nix rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253
W. Balentien lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273
C. Miller c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400
K. Wells p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333

Milwaukee

AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg
J. Gerut rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .213
C. Counsell 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281
R. Braun lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .310
P. Fielder 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .303
C. McGehee 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .298
M. Cameron cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259
J. Kendall c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242
A. Escobar ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .294
B. Looper p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200

HeatherC1212
08-26-2009, 09:12 PM
Go Reds. :)

nate
08-26-2009, 09:12 PM
Chat = open.

HokieRed
08-26-2009, 09:16 PM
Gomes should be in lineup. Dusty just can't bring himself to play the best players.

dougdirt
08-26-2009, 09:19 PM
Gomes should be in lineup. Dusty just can't bring himself to play the best players.

He isn't going to sit Nix after 2 HR's last night. Balentien should start every night between now and the last game of the year. Frankly I don't care who starts in the 3rd outfield spot from this point forward (until Bruce gets back that is) as long as Stubbs is in CF and Balentien is in one of the corners. Glad to see Wlad out there tonight.

Tom Servo
08-26-2009, 09:20 PM
3-6- yesiree 3.

HokieRed
08-26-2009, 09:22 PM
He isn't going to sit Nix after 2 HR's last night. Balentien should start every night between now and the last game of the year. Frankly I don't care who starts in the 3rd outfield spot from this point forward (until Bruce gets back that is) as long as Stubbs is in CF and Balentien is in one of the corners. Glad to see Wlad out there tonight.

Respectfully disagree about Balentien. I want to win every game=play the best players.

HokieRed
08-26-2009, 09:22 PM
Gameday's got Wells' fastballs at 95, 94. Can that be right?

KoryMac5
08-26-2009, 09:30 PM
Last time I saw Wells he stayed around 93 or 94 all night. His velocity and stuff have always been good. It's what's between the ears that is the problem. He used to drive Dave Duncan crazy.

HeatherC1212
08-26-2009, 09:30 PM
Gameday's got Wells' fastballs at 95, 94. Can that be right?

They said during either pregame or right before the game started that he hit that speed when he pitched in Pittsburgh so it could be right. I'll be happy if the guy can get through about four or five innings tonight somehow. After the win last night, I'm pretty indifferent about the game tonight. Well, that or I'm just still too wiped out from not sleeping well last night thanks to my adrenaline running a 100 miles an hour after that ninth inning mess. :eek:

Tom Servo
08-26-2009, 09:32 PM
Man, Nix is really trying to make a case to stick around for next year.

dougdirt
08-26-2009, 09:33 PM
Respectfully disagree about Balentien. I want to win every game=play the best players.

At this point in the season, why do you want to win every night more than getting needed playing time for someone who will be here next year?

KoryMac5
08-26-2009, 09:33 PM
Well Nix is dialed in!

HeatherC1212
08-26-2009, 09:34 PM
I think Laynce likes Milwaukee, LOL :laugh:

HokieRed
08-26-2009, 09:34 PM
They said during either pregame or right before the game started that he hit that speed when he pitched in Pittsburgh so it could be right. I'll be happy if the guy can get through about four or five innings tonight somehow. After the win last night, I'm pretty indifferent about the game tonight. Well, that or I'm just still too wiped out from not sleeping well last night thanks to my adrenaline running a 100 miles an hour after that ninth inning mess. :eek:

Can't ever be indifferent. Got to want to win 162 times a year.

Tom Servo
08-26-2009, 09:38 PM
Corky pops up to end the inning and life goes on.

KoryMac5
08-26-2009, 09:47 PM
You don't run on Corky!

HeatherC1212
08-26-2009, 09:47 PM
Can't ever be indifferent. Got to want to win 162 times a year.

I'd be more enthusiastic with more than about four hours of sleep, LOL :laugh:

Nice throw by Corky! :)

KoryMac5
08-26-2009, 09:51 PM
I have a feeling before this night is over somebody is going to get tossed. Strike Zone is a bit all over the place.

lollipopcurve
08-26-2009, 09:53 PM
Nice play #2 from Janish. Without a rifle arm, you don't make that play.

WVRedsFan
08-26-2009, 10:01 PM
Strange that Dusty continues to bat Stubbs and Janish 1-2--the two worst OBP guys on the field. Drives me nuts.

Wells getting squeezed tonight.

HeatherC1212
08-26-2009, 10:11 PM
Wow, don't say that AFLAC question too fast or you might say a few other words, LOL :laugh:

HeatherC1212
08-26-2009, 10:14 PM
Wasn't that the same exact pitch that was just called a strike at 3-1 that was suddenly ball four?! I see what you mean about the strike zone being a little crazy tonight. :eek: I've been switching back and forth between a few things tonight while I try to get some things done at home.

BCubb2003
08-26-2009, 10:15 PM
I wonder if Dusty, after writing in Corky, was tempted to write in Pokey, Gookie and Noochie.

HeatherC1212
08-26-2009, 10:18 PM
Wow, that was lower than the one he called a ball against Joey. :eek:

klw
08-26-2009, 10:19 PM
I have a feeling before this night is over somebody is going to get tossed. Strike Zone is a bit all over the place.

Are you questioning me on balls and strikes?!? You arguing with me? You think it is easy to pick out whether a ball is over the corner at 95 mph??? If it sounds good it is a strike! If I say it is a strike, it is a strike! So go sit down! What was that? KoryMac5 you are out of here!!

hey stop kicking dirt on the plate!
Hey stop kicking dirt on me! go back to the plate!
Did you miss it when I rang you?
go in the clubhouse, watch ESPN or House Hunters on HGTV! You are gone!

klw
08-26-2009, 10:20 PM
Wow, that was lower than the one he called a ball against Joey. :eek:

Hey you wanna join Kory in the clubhouse? How many posters you got in that dugout? You want HomerBailey to bein LF by the time we are done?

Doc. Scott
08-26-2009, 10:21 PM
Balentien sends one to the center-field fence, but it's caught.

Reds 1, Brewers 0 after 3.5.

HeatherC1212
08-26-2009, 10:23 PM
Hey you wanna join Kory in the clubhouse? How many posters you got in that dugout? You want HomerBailey to bein LF by the time we are done?

Have you been drinking tonight? ;) :laugh:

*runs off to sit next to Joey so he can protect her* :D

BCubb2003
08-26-2009, 10:25 PM
Hey you wanna join Kory in the clubhouse? How many posters you got in that dugout? You want HomerBailey to bein LF by the time we are done?

"Hey Blue, take your good eye out and clean it"

HeatherC1212
08-26-2009, 10:31 PM
Were the announcers just talking about the Reds great history with catchers?! They didn't even mention Bench so how could that be a true statement? LOL :laugh:

Corky is the man. Another hit tonight! :)

HeatherC1212
08-26-2009, 10:38 PM
Go Janish!! Nice hit right up the middle. Reds up 2-0. :D

HeatherC1212
08-26-2009, 10:39 PM
Hey Brandon....they're walking Joey to get to you. MAKE THEM PAY FOR THAT PLEASE. ;)

HeatherC1212
08-26-2009, 10:42 PM
Bases loaded now thanks to McGahee fumbling a ground ball and Rolen is now up to bat. :)

HeatherC1212
08-26-2009, 10:44 PM
Bah, they let Looper off the hook there.

BCubb2003
08-26-2009, 10:47 PM
Kipster is hanging in there tonight.

Edit: Oops.

HeatherC1212
08-26-2009, 10:47 PM
Joey probably doesn't know what to do with all the throws from third actually coming in reasonably now, LOL :laugh:

VR
08-26-2009, 10:52 PM
Boy that was some crazy play by Rolen.

HeatherC1212
08-26-2009, 10:56 PM
I think they tried to get too much out of Wells tonight. Shame because he was pitching pretty well overall.

Red in Chicago
08-26-2009, 10:56 PM
chris just said "look out for the first pitch" and what does fielder do...2 run home run on the first pitch...wow...

Heath
08-26-2009, 10:58 PM
Kipster is hanging in there tonight.

Edit: Oops.

He told Hal McCoy that he wanted 75 pitches through 6.

He was a tad short.

But not bad. Even though it is Kip Wells.

klw
08-26-2009, 10:58 PM
"Hey Blue, take your good eye out and clean it"

Hey you check out any time you want and its time for you to leave. Coach you got someone else for me to toss.

VR
08-26-2009, 10:59 PM
I think they tried to get too much out of Wells tonight. Shame because he was pitching pretty well overall.

There were a lot of options there. Throwing a meatball down broadway on the 1st pitch wasn't the right one to choose.

HeatherC1212
08-26-2009, 11:00 PM
There were a lot of options there. Throwing a meatball down broadway on the 1st pitch wasn't the right one to choose.

I don't think that's where Corky wanted it either, LOL ;)

klw
08-26-2009, 11:02 PM
Have you been drinking tonight? ;) :laugh:
:D

No drinking tonight. (or at least not until extra innings.) Go to save it all up for September. That last month of the season will be long.

alloverjr
08-26-2009, 11:03 PM
There were a lot of options there. Throwing a meatball down broadway on the 1st pitch wasn't the right one to choose.

Not that I'll lose any sleep over it, but Dusty hanging with a starter just so they can qualify for an individual stat kills me. He does it all the time it seems and in a bizarro world could cost the team a playoff chance.

BCubb2003
08-26-2009, 11:04 PM
There were a lot of options there. Throwing a meatball down broadway on the 1st pitch wasn't the right one to choose.

That's where he should try to throw it. What are the chances he'd hit that spot?

HeatherC1212
08-26-2009, 11:10 PM
Wow, I just saw the highlights of the problems with this umpiring crew from the Colorado-SF series and it wasn't all that pretty. It all happened after the game ended too! :eek:

traderumor
08-26-2009, 11:10 PM
Yea, wouldn't it be great if managers actually thought about what the right move was instead of pulling up the preprogrammed garbage that has been put in their brain since they started to pay attention to how the game worked. Not just in this case, but why managers stick with a fill-in who has at least gotten them that far in the game to face the other team's best hitter is just a non-thinking, "that's the way it has always been done." I betcha LaRussa brings in his reliever there, even if it was Burton.

HokieRed
08-26-2009, 11:12 PM
Got to remember he used practically the whole bullpen last night. It's early in the game. I'm not sure the decision to keep Wells in was based strictly on getting him qualified for the decision.

traderumor
08-26-2009, 11:17 PM
Got to remember he used practically the whole bullpen last night. It's early in the game. I'm not sure the decision to keep Wells in was based strictly on getting him qualified for the decision.Burton was already up and ready, is now in the game. He only faced about 5 batters last night. I don't see that as a good enough reason in the 5th, just so much managing inside the box, not that I expect anything more from Dusty, or any other MLB manager other than gutsy ones like LaRussa.

HokieRed
08-26-2009, 11:23 PM
Did Stubbs try to bunt?

HeatherC1212
08-26-2009, 11:30 PM
Ouch!! That may leave a mark. *beats up the pitcher for hitting Joey with that pitch* :nono: :censored:

klw
08-26-2009, 11:32 PM
2 hbp by Weathers. Is he trying to even some old scores?:D


Oops only 1 by weathers

alloverjr
08-26-2009, 11:44 PM
Stubbs may be playing himself out of CF consideration for 2010. Yuck.

HeatherC1212
08-26-2009, 11:46 PM
Stubbs may be playing himself out of CF consideration for 2010. Yuck.

It's only one game and he's only had a handful of games played since he got here. Give the kid a break before you throw him back to AAA.

HokieRed
08-26-2009, 11:49 PM
Want to save big money next year on a closer? I think we've got the answer in house.

VR
08-26-2009, 11:55 PM
Just didn't see too many plays like that out of EE.

VR
08-27-2009, 12:00 AM
I always love it when the opponents imitate the Reds for an inning. :thumbup:

HeatherC1212
08-27-2009, 12:01 AM
I have to head to bed again (I know, I'm a slacker fan but I get up at 5:30 AM every day so there's no way I can stay up for this game after last night) but hopefully I wake up to a smiling scoreboard again. Go Reds! :)

HokieRed
08-27-2009, 12:05 AM
Just didn't see too many plays like that out of EE.

Nice to have a real third baseman. Imagine how good it makes the pitchers feel.

VR
08-27-2009, 12:05 AM
And the Reds turn back into themselves.
Bases juiced and Janish looks at 3 pitches right. down. the middle.

3-3 headed to the bottom of the 9th.

mbgrayson
08-27-2009, 12:07 AM
Stubbs strikes out for the fourth straight time(swinging), and then Janish takes three straight right over the plate. Sad....all we needed from Stubbs was to put the ball in play.

HokieRed
08-27-2009, 12:07 AM
And the Reds turn back into themselves.
Bases juiced and Janish looks at 3 pitches right. down. the middle.

3-3 headed to the bottom of the 9th.

Lineup construction again. Got the 8-9 hitters hitting one-two.

Tony Cloninger
08-27-2009, 12:09 AM
What the heck was Janish whining about? 3 straight fastballs......first 2 right down the middle and then the last one was outside corner.

Stubbs needs to make some contact..... that swing and a miss on that pitch? You cannot tell me he cannot at least hit that. It was not that high. If that is his hole....than this guy is going to have major problems.

mbgrayson
08-27-2009, 12:13 AM
Fisher in to pitch the 8th. He pitched two innings last night, and Dusty said on pregame that he probably wouldn't use him tonight.

But Fisher gets through the inning on 12 pitches, retiring Cameron, Kendall, and Escobar.

mbgrayson
08-27-2009, 12:16 AM
But look at the bright side: Stubbs gets his first 'golden sombrero'.....lol

TRF
08-27-2009, 12:18 AM
But look at the bright side: Stubbs gets his first 'golden sombrero'.....lol

1st of many

Tony Cloninger
08-27-2009, 12:19 AM
What does it matter where they were in the lineup? Based on what you are saying.....then that means they would not have been anyone on base to even have a rally going. There was no excuse to have AB's like this no matter where you are hitting in the lineup.

HokieRed
08-27-2009, 12:19 AM
I feel bad for Stubbs. There was nothing about his year at L'ville that suggested he was ready for this.

HokieRed
08-27-2009, 12:20 AM
What does it matter where they were in the lineup? Based on what you are saying.....then that means they would not have been anyone on base to even have a rally going. There was no excuse to have AB's like this no matter where you are hitting in the lineup.


No argument with this. It's just ridiculous to put guys who will have AB's like that in the spots where they're likely to get the most at bats.

KoryMac5
08-27-2009, 12:22 AM
Tough crowd, kid has had 26 MLB Ab's in his young career. I not willing to pass judgement until I see some more.

VR
08-27-2009, 12:22 AM
I feel bad for Stubbs. There was nothing about his year at L'ville that suggested he was ready for this.

Hopefully it gives him perspective on how hard he needs to work in the off season to become a bonafide major leaguer.

HokieRed
08-27-2009, 12:25 AM
Hopefully it gives him perspective on how hard he needs to work in the off season to become a bonafide major leaguer.

Agree. The one thing that's hopeful about Stubbs is that he has at every level been able to make adjustments and then be successful. I just look forward to the day when we can promote kids according to one standard: their own readiness. There's been a lot of clamoring for Stubbs on RZ, but his year at L'ville didn't point to his being ready. Rosales had about .3 higher OPS and we've seen his struggles.

WVRedsFan
08-27-2009, 12:26 AM
It's amazing how less stressful those grounders to the third baseman are these days.

Tony Cloninger
08-27-2009, 12:29 AM
I am not saying he has Failure written all over him........but those are some serious holes.

I also saw Davis strike out 4 times in a row.....so all it shows is that while he has holes...no reason he cannot go fixing the holes.

And yes...giving so many AB's to bad hitters stinks....but that is what Dusty seems to like to do.

WVRedsFan
08-27-2009, 12:29 AM
Agree. The one thing that's hopeful about Stubbs is that he has at every level been able to make adjustments and then be successful. I just look forward to the day when we can promote kids according to one standard: their own readiness. There's been a lot of clamoring for Stubbs on RZ, but his year at L'ville didn't point to his being ready. Rosales had about .3 higher OPS and we've seen his struggles.Both need to be at AAA, but when injuries come. I just hope it doesn't retard their development at the MLB level--same with Bruce. I worry about that a lot.

Tony Cloninger
08-27-2009, 12:30 AM
Come on Nix...it's Mike freaking Burns

VR
08-27-2009, 12:31 AM
It's amazing how less stressful those grounders to the third baseman are these days.

A
men

VR
08-27-2009, 12:33 AM
Reds gets jobbed again with Balentien running the bases....he most likely would have made it at least to 3rd.

Oh well.

WVRedsFan
08-27-2009, 12:35 AM
And we get McDonald as a pinch hitter. How futile.

WVRedsFan
08-27-2009, 12:36 AM
Well, I retract that last statement. Good grief. How nice

KoryMac5
08-27-2009, 12:36 AM
Who da man! Darnell shut your mouth McDonald is!

VR
08-27-2009, 12:36 AM
I remember plays like that from left field

HokieRed
08-27-2009, 12:36 AM
Reds gets jobbed again with Balentien running the bases....he most likely would have made it at least to 3rd.

Oh well.


What happened? I was off doing something else.

Tom Servo
08-27-2009, 12:37 AM
CoCo warming up now in the pen...

Tom Servo
08-27-2009, 12:38 AM
Jeez, what is it with the Reds and baserunning?

Spring~Fields
08-27-2009, 12:38 AM
Both need to be at AAA, but when injuries come. I just hope it doesn't retard their development at the MLB level--same with Bruce. I worry about that a lot.

I haven't seen that putting the rookies Bruce or Stubbs in the leadoff spot at the major league level pay off to well either.

WVRedsFan
08-27-2009, 12:38 AM
Stubbs up to try for five.
McDonald gets caught off third on the error (hero becomes goat)
Reds lead 4-3.
Will it stand up.

Never praise Darnell McDonald.

KoryMac5
08-27-2009, 12:39 AM
It was nice while it lasted Darnell.

KoryMac5
08-27-2009, 12:40 AM
I would like to see Stubbs drag one down the line. Dude can fly to first.

VR
08-27-2009, 12:40 AM
What happened? I was off doing something else.

Balentien hit a looping liner down the right field line....Gerut laid out and missed it....it took a huge hop, barely making it into the right field stands, 20 feet high. Balentien most likely would still be running if it stayed in play.


Darnell gets the gift double from Braun.....then quickly reminds us he's Darnell McDonald. Yikes.

Stubbs was ripping it down the line.

WVRedsFan
08-27-2009, 12:41 AM
CoCo on to blow another save (sorry, but last night was too much).

KoryMac5
08-27-2009, 12:42 AM
CoCo on to blow another save (sorry, but last night was too much).

C'mon 2 blown saves all year. No worries, sort of.

WVRedsFan
08-27-2009, 12:42 AM
Fielder gets a hit and here we go again.

VR
08-27-2009, 12:42 AM
CoCo on to blow another save (sorry, but last night was too much).

fastball
fastball
fastball
fastball
fastball.


Does Tatum only have one finger?

HokieRed
08-27-2009, 12:43 AM
Thanks for the update, VR.

KoryMac5
08-27-2009, 12:45 AM
The mighty Casey has struck out, nice work by Cordero to work the slider in.

PuffyPig
08-27-2009, 12:45 AM
CoCo on to blow another save (sorry, but last night was too much).


I guess a guy has to be perfect. BTW, the Reds haven't lost a game yet this year when Cordero has come into the game in a save opportunity.

WVRedsFan
08-27-2009, 12:45 AM
Cordero does the job. 2 K's and a gound out. 3 in a row gang!

KoryMac5
08-27-2009, 12:46 AM
Fielder gets a hit and here we go again.

Here we go again indeed, Reds Win in extra's!

VR
08-27-2009, 12:46 AM
That was a very difficult play for Cordero to get. Nice recovery for the bullpen (sheesh, very nice actually)

mbgrayson
08-27-2009, 12:46 AM
CoCo on to blow another save (sorry, but last night was too much).

Brewers announcers make a good point about Cordero's blown save last night: he threw all fastballs because he was brought in with bases loaded, and was afraid to throw that low slider in the dirt and let runners come in on a wild pitch or passed ball.

TOnight he gets the job done...Reds win in 10 innings, 4-3. It's a shame these games don't mean anything.

HokieRed
08-27-2009, 12:47 AM
Good win again. I'm starting to see some things I like on this team again.

VR
08-27-2009, 12:48 AM
2nd 3 game winning streak this year? Can that be right?

VR
08-27-2009, 12:49 AM
Good win again. I'm starting to see some things I like on this team again.

Wily Taveras out of the lineup has to be one of them :cool:

WVRedsFan
08-27-2009, 12:49 AM
They mean something for the players and loyal fans who still follow the Reds. I have to say it, but Rolen really makes a difference in this team. Too bad we don't have a few more like him. It's almost if he brought a different attitude to the team with his heads up play. Or maybe it's my imagination.

Brutus
08-27-2009, 12:51 AM
They mean something for the players and loyal fans who still follow the Reds. I have to say it, but Rolen really makes a difference in this team. Too bad we don't have a few more like him. It's almost if he brought a different attitude to the team with his heads up play. Or maybe it's my imagination.

I don't at all think it's your imagination. But why do you hate to say it? It's not a bad thing the Reds managed to make a move that upgraded their club. I realize not everyone is crazy about what it took to make the move, but the Reds did help themselves with that move. He's a good ball player and he has the intangibles. It's a good situation.

Tony Cloninger
08-27-2009, 12:51 AM
I agree with the Rolen factor. :beerme:

VR
08-27-2009, 12:51 AM
They mean something for the players and loyal fans who still follow the Reds. I have to say it, but Rolen really makes a difference in this team. Too bad we don't have a few more like him. It's almost if he brought a different attitude to the team with his heads up play. Or maybe it's my imagination.

It is quite nice to watch for sure.

Spring~Fields
08-27-2009, 12:53 AM
Final Cincinnati 4, Milwaukee 3, 10 innings

Scoring Summary
Top 2nd: Cincinnati
- L. Nix homered to deep right

Top 5th: Cincinnati
- P. Janish singled to shallow center, C. Miller scored, P. Janish to second advancing on throw

Bot 5th: Milwaukee
- J. Gerut homered to right
- P. Fielder homered to deep right, R. Braun scored

Top 8th: Cincinnati
- K. Barker safe at first on pitcher C. Vargas' throwing error, S. Rolen scored, W. Balentien to third, K. Barker to second

Top 10th: Cincinnati
- D. McDonald doubled to left center, C. Tatum scored

Cincinnati Batting
2B - W Balentien (2, M Burns); D McDonald (1, M Burns).

HR - L Nix (13, 2nd inning off B Looper 0 on, 2 Out).

S - K Wells.

RBI - P Janish (6), L Nix (37), D McDonald (2).

2-out RBI - P Janish, L Nix, D McDonald.

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - P Janish 2, B Phillips 1, S Rolen 2, W Balentien 1.

GIDP - J Votto.

Team LOB - 12.

Base Running
SB - S Rolen (1, 3rd base off C Vargas/J Kendall).

Fielding
DP - 3 (J Votto-P Janish, B Phillips-P Janish-J Votto, P Janish-J Votto).

Milwaukee Batting
2B - C Counsell (18, K Wells); R Braun (29, A Rhodes).

HR - J Gerut (6, 5th inning off K Wells 0 on, 1 Out), P Fielder (34, 5th inning off K Wells 1 on, 2 Out).

RBI - J Gerut (24), P Fielder 2 (112).

2-out RBI - P Fielder 2.

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - P Fielder 1, F Catalanotto 1.

GIDP - J Gerut, C Counsell, C McGehee.

Team LOB - 9.

Base Running
SB - J Kendall (3, 2nd base off J Burton/C Miller).

CS - C McGehee (1, 2nd base by K Wells/C Miller).

Fielding
E - C McGehee (12, field); A Escobar (3, throw); C Vargas (1, throw).

DP - 1 (C Counsell-A Escobar-P Fielder).

Pitching


IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
K. Wells 5.0 7 3 3 3 2 2 1.55 5.85
J. Burton 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.54 5.36
A. Rhodes 0.1 2 0 0 1 0 0 1.17 2.74
N. Masset 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.06 2.70
C. Fisher 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.31 2.96
D. Herrera 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.41 2.58 (W, 3-4)
F. Cordero 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1.24 2.13 (S, 27)

Milwaukee
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
B. Looper 6.0 5 2 2 3 4 1 1.42 4.88
D. Weathers 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.22 3.52
M. Stetter 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.33 3.82
C. Vargas 1.1 1 1 1 2 2 0 1.03 2.59
T. Hoffman 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.00 1.85
M. Burns 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.54 6.10 (L, 3-5)


IBB - P Fielder (by A Rhodes); J Votto (by B Looper).

HPB - J Kendall 2 (by K Wells, by J Burton); J Votto (by M Stetter); D Sutton (by D Weathers).

Pitches-strikes - K Wells 97-55; J Burton 18-12; A Rhodes 14-7; N Masset 2-2; C Fisher 12-7; D Herrera 10-6; F Cordero 14-10; B Looper 106-62; D Weathers 13-7; M Stetter 2-1; C Vargas 30-16; T Hoffman 9-6; M Burns 17-12.

Ground balls-fly balls - K Wells 11-5; J Burton 1-0; A Rhodes 2-1; N Masset 1-0; C Fisher 1-1; D Herrera 3-0; F Cordero 1-0; B Looper 7-8; D Weathers 0-1; M Stetter 0-0; C Vargas 4-0; T Hoffman 0-2; M Burns 2-3.

Batters faced - K Wells 23; J Burton 4; A Rhodes 4; N Masset 1; C Fisher 3; D Herrera 3; F Cordero 4; B Looper 26; D Weathers 3; M Stetter 1; C Vargas 8; T Hoffman 3; M Burns 5.

WVRedsFan
08-27-2009, 12:54 AM
I don't at all think it's your imagination. But why do you hate to say it? It's not a bad thing the Reds managed to make a move that upgraded their club. I realize not everyone is crazy about what it took to make the move, but the Reds did help themselves with that move. He's a good ball player and he has the intangibles. It's a good situation.
Read my post again, I said I have to say it. I was an advocate of the Rolen trade and the ridding the team of Edwin. I wish Edwin the best, but he was not ever going to be a reliable third baseman here.

Tom Servo
08-27-2009, 12:54 AM
I don't know if Rolen's making anybody else play better, but he's a really good ballplayer and one I'm damn glad to have on the team.

Brutus
08-27-2009, 01:00 AM
Read my post again, I said I have to say it. I was an advocate of the Rolen trade and the ridding the team of Edwin. I wish Edwin the best, but he was not ever going to be a reliable third baseman here.

Sorry about that. I guess there's a fine line between letters sometimes haha

dsmith421
08-27-2009, 01:09 AM
Read my post again, I said I have to say it. I was an advocate of the Rolen trade and the ridding the team of Edwin. I wish Edwin the best, but he was not ever going to be a reliable third baseman here.

I agree with this. The Reds winning games right now, however, is counter-productive.

WVRedsFan
08-27-2009, 01:15 AM
I agree with this. The Reds winning games right now, however, is counter-productive.
Yeah, I know, but we're not going to finish much better anyway. The Nationals and Pirates will both finish below us.

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 03:13 AM
Yeah, I know, but we're not going to finish much better anyway. The Nationals and Pirates will both finish below us.

Unless the draft is fundamentally changed next year, drafting 4th or 9th will be about the same. If you want to pay above slot, there will be plenty of talent there for you to grab.

HokieRed
08-27-2009, 09:33 AM
Winning games is never counterproductive. The future is always now. The game is played today.

lollipopcurve
08-27-2009, 09:37 AM
I don't know if Rolen's making anybody else play better, but he's a really good ballplayer and one I'm damn glad to have on the team.

The guy can really play. Love the defense, and his baserunning has been tremendous. The young guys better be watching.

nate
08-27-2009, 09:57 AM
The guy can really play. Love the defense, and his baserunning has been tremendous. The young guys better be watching.

Yep. That was a nice steal of third last night. How about that play he made in foul territory? Caminiti-roids-like on the throw.

The dudes I really like watching down the stretch:

Rolen
Janish on D (last night was "wow")
Stubbs
Herrera

nate
08-27-2009, 09:57 AM
BTW, is it just me or does Kip Wells resemble Homer Bailey? They had a couple profile shots last night that made me do a double-take.

traderumor
08-27-2009, 09:59 AM
BTW, is it just me or does Kip Wells resemble Homer Bailey? They had a couple profile shots last night that made me do a double-take.When I was at the game a couple weeks ago, our seats were in LF right beside the bullpen and I kept on wondering what Bailey was doing in the bullpen and had to remind myself more than once that was Kip Wells.

traderumor
08-27-2009, 10:02 AM
I can't help today with the day game, but the last two nights the formula has been watch the game downstairs through regulation, go to bed, turn on the game, listen, not watch the extra innings, Reds win. They're on their own today, though.

traderumor
08-27-2009, 10:24 AM
I'm also guessing it was local that the feed was lost for part of Stubbs' and all of Janish's AB in the 8th.

oneupper
08-27-2009, 10:32 AM
I can't help today with the day game, but the last two nights the formula has been watch the game downstairs through regulation, go to bed, turn on the game, listen, not watch the extra innings, Reds win. They're on their own today, though.

My formula has been: not watch, not know, go to sleep, watch consensed game on MLB.tv next morning.
Reds have won both times.
Day game today...what do I do? :confused:

HeatherC1212
08-27-2009, 10:35 AM
It's nice to wake up to another win today after going to bed during the tie again last night! I've done that both nights this week and the Reds have won their game both times. Too bad I can't leave work today and go take a nap around 4 PM and see if the Reds can win again, LOL :laugh: