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klw
08-27-2009, 01:28 PM
going for the sweep!

Posted by JohnFay at 8/27/2009 12:05 PM EDT on Cincinnati.com

Drew Stubbs cf
Paul Janish ss
Joey Votto 1b
Brandon Phillips 2b
Scott Rolen 3b
Wladimir Balentien rf
Jonny Gomes lf
Craig Tatum c
Justin Lehr p

vs. Dave Bush (3-4, 5.67).

Apparently Nix's performance of late was too poor to warrant his inclusion in the lineup. (Or he is hurt but the Reds have been too healthy for that to be the case.)

VR
08-27-2009, 03:12 PM
Surprised to see Nix out of there as well.

Stubbs flies out.
Janish walks.

HokieRed
08-27-2009, 03:13 PM
Surprised to see Nix out of there as well.

Stubbs flies out.
Janish walks.


To have Nix out there would be to play the best lineup, which violates Dusty's principles.

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 03:17 PM
Votto K's
Phillips pops out to Right field

Votto's looking like he will finish the year with similar numbers from last year. Big time slump this past month.

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 03:18 PM
Lopez flies to shallow center

1 out

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 03:19 PM
Gerut walks

1 on, one out

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 03:21 PM
Braun singles hard to left

2 on, 1 out

Chip R
08-27-2009, 03:21 PM
Prince goes deep like it's 1999

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 03:22 PM
3-0 Brewers

Fielder slams homer to right

Kc61
08-27-2009, 03:22 PM
Prince probably wins the game.

Who's pitching tomorrow?

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 03:22 PM
Lehr's luck is evening out.

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 03:23 PM
Prince probably wins the game.

Who's pitching tomorrow?

Bailey goes against Billingsley tomorrow

Chip R
08-27-2009, 03:24 PM
The clock is striking midnight for Lehr

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 03:24 PM
McGehee walks

1 on, 1 out, 3 in

VR
08-27-2009, 03:25 PM
The clock is striking midnight for Lehr

2AM on my clock, coyote ugly.

2 straight changeups to Prince?

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 03:25 PM
The clock is striking midnight for Lehr

"Grandpa, tell us about that time you pitched a shutout, again."

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 03:27 PM
Cameron crushes a ball over Stubbs head in center.

McGehee scores

4-0 Brewers

Kc61
08-27-2009, 03:27 PM
Bailey goes against Billingsley tomorrow

Oh, the Dodgers. That should be fun. Reds really play them tough, LOL.

FWIW, Reds have won three in a row and this looks like a loss. Dusty, let Lehr stay out there. Save the pen today.

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 03:27 PM
Riveria flies out to Gomes in left

1 on second, 2 out, 4 in

Tom Servo
08-27-2009, 03:28 PM
3-0 Brewers

Fielder slams homer to right
I'd like to take this time to say that I wasn't online yesterday when it happened but I couldn't stop laughing when Kip Wells was left in to face Prince and Welsh said "Look out for the first pitch" and Prince proceeds to smash the first pitch for a HR.


I feel bad for Lehr (because I want all Reds to do well) but I'm glad that he's being exposed as not very good now rather than later.

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 03:29 PM
Bush out 4-3

Brewers bat around in the first. edit: correction, Macha pulls a LaRussa and bats the pitcher 8th.

4-0 after 1.

HeatherC1212
08-27-2009, 03:30 PM
At least this game should be done without any extra innings. :p:

VR
08-27-2009, 03:30 PM
I'd like to take this time to say that I wasn't online yesterday when it happened but I couldn't stop laughing when Kip Wells was left in to face Prince and Welsh said "Look out for the first pitch" and Prince proceeds to smash the first pitch for a HR.


I feel bad for Lehr (because I want all Reds to do well) but I'm glad that he's being exposed as not very good now rather than later.

Surprised the Reds didn't hold a presser this AM announcing Lehr signing a 3Yr/12M contract...

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 03:32 PM
I'd like to take this time to say that I wasn't online yesterday when it happened but I couldn't stop laughing when Kip Wells was left in to face Prince and Welsh said "Look out for the first pitch" and Prince proceeds to smash the first pitch for a HR.


I feel bad for Lehr (because I want all Reds to do well) but I'm glad that he's being exposed as not very good now rather than later.

Lehr, Michalak and Shearn should go out for a beer one night and compere stories.

Kc61
08-27-2009, 03:39 PM
Did anyone explain why Nix is out of the lineup today?

The Reds don't have many lefty bats on the active roster, but why is Votto the only one playing today?

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 03:39 PM
Rolen out 6-3
Balantein smokes one but Escobar makes another nice play, out 6-3
Gomes K's

Brewers 4-0 end of 1.5

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 03:41 PM
Escobar lines one to Lehr. He snares it and throws him out 1-3

1 out

Kc61
08-27-2009, 03:43 PM
Majewski with a double off the wall. (Lopez)

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 03:43 PM
Lopez smokes one to center, about a foot shy of a homer.

1 on second, 1 out

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 03:45 PM
Gerut lines out to Votto 3

1 on second, 2 out

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 03:46 PM
Majewski with a double off the wall. (Lopez)

lol:laugh:

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 03:47 PM
Janish with great Concepcion/Larkin like play in the hole and a laser to throw him out at first.

Why can't hit just a little?

HeatherC1212
08-27-2009, 03:49 PM
Isn't Dave Bush a lefty? That might be why Nix is sitting today.

BRM
08-27-2009, 03:51 PM
Isn't Dave Bush a lefty? That might be why Nix is sitting today.

Bush is a RHP. It's just Dusty being Dusty.

BRM
08-27-2009, 03:52 PM
Dusty, let Lehr stay out there. Save the pen today.

I agree. Let Lehr take one for the team.

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 03:53 PM
Tatum flies out to RF
Lehr K's

2 out

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 03:54 PM
Stubbs flies to LF

3 up, 3 down

4-0 Brewers after 2.5

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 03:58 PM
Watching the Brewers feed on Extra Innings.

They just had a tailgate tip on how to make Escargot Crustini's with garlic Aoli. Seriously, what is happening to this country? Snails at at tailgate party in Wisconsin?

:dunno:

HeatherC1212
08-27-2009, 03:58 PM
Bush is a RHP. It's just Dusty being Dusty.

Oh okay. Who's the lefty for the Brewers then? For some reason I thought it was Bush. :confused:

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 03:59 PM
Fielder walks to start the inning. Lehr is getting smarter.

1 on, no outs

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 03:59 PM
Oh okay. Who's the lefty for the Brewers then? For some reason I thought it was Bush. :confused:

I believe Parra is a lefty.

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 04:00 PM
McGehee flies out to right

1 on, 1 out

HeatherC1212
08-27-2009, 04:02 PM
I believe Parra is a lefty.

Thank you. That sounds right and I knew they had one there. :)

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 04:03 PM
Cameron K's
Riveria singles to center

2 on, 2 out

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 04:05 PM
Bush K's

Brewers 4-0 after 3

Kc61
08-27-2009, 04:06 PM
I guess Owings could throw a few innings for the Reds today.

Lehr, Owings, and pray for rain.

BRM
08-27-2009, 04:06 PM
Who will be the first Red to get a hit today? And yes, "no one" would be an acceptable answer.

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 04:07 PM
Who will be the first Red to get a hit today? And yes, "no one" would be an acceptable answer.

Bush has a near no-no this year, if I remember correctly.

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 04:08 PM
Janish doubles to right center

1 on second, no outs.

Strikes Out Looking
08-27-2009, 04:09 PM
Who will be the first Red to get a hit today? And yes, "no one" would be an acceptable answer.

Rolen

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 04:09 PM
Who will be the first Red to get a hit today? And yes, "no one" would be an acceptable answer.

I guessing Paul Janish.

BRM
08-27-2009, 04:10 PM
Janish is red hot!

HeatherC1212
08-27-2009, 04:11 PM
I think Janish wants to be part of this team next year, LOL :D

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 04:11 PM
Votto really does not look good lately. He's not squaring up on the ball like he did earlier. He's just missing the pitches he needs to crush.

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 04:12 PM
Votto really does not look good lately. He's not squaring up on the ball like he did earlier. He's just missing the pitches he needs to crush.

Are you kidding, he just crushed the ball to center for a double. Stop over-reacting!

BRM
08-27-2009, 04:13 PM
Hey, only Raisor is allowed to quote himself.

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 04:13 PM
Votto doubles to right center. Janish scores.

1 on second, no outs, one in.

BRM
08-27-2009, 04:15 PM
If Gameday is to be believed, Phillips swung at 3 straight pitches out of the strike zone in that at-bat.

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 04:15 PM
Hey, only Raisor is allowed to quote himself.

Tell Raisor, there's a new self absorbed, egomaniac on this board. :p:

HokieRed
08-27-2009, 04:16 PM
More of Dusty's lineup principles. The 7 hitter has 175 OPS points on the 4 hitter (who's got a lifetime sub .700 against righties)

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 04:16 PM
If Gameday is to be believed, Phillips swung at 3 straight pitches out of the strike zone in that at-bat.

Why wouldn't one believe that?

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 04:17 PM
Phillips and Rolen ground out to Escobar at SS. 6-3

Votto still at second. two outs, one in

BRM
08-27-2009, 04:17 PM
More of Dusty's lineup principles. The 7 hitter has 175 OPS points on the 4 hitter (who's got a lifetime sub .700 against righties)

Dusty laughs at your fancy batting splits.

BRM
08-27-2009, 04:18 PM
Why wouldn't one believe that?

This "one" certainly believes it.

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 04:19 PM
Balantein pops out to Braun at 3rd 5

Brewers 4-1 after 3.5

HeatherC1212
08-27-2009, 04:19 PM
YAY JOEY! :D

I think he felt the need to quiet you up there, TheNext44, LOL ;)

HokieRed
08-27-2009, 04:19 PM
You could just pick out the names at random and make more sense of the lineup than Dusty.

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 04:26 PM
1-2-3 inning for Lehr

Escobar flies out to Stubbs in center 8
Lopez K's
Gerut flies out to Gomes 7

Brewers 4-1 after 4

BRM
08-27-2009, 04:27 PM
Lehr has settled in nicely after the bad 1st inning. Hopefully he can chew up 7 or 8 innings today.

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 04:28 PM
Gomes lazy fly to center on first pitch

1 out

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 04:31 PM
Tatum pops up to second

2 0ut

BRM
08-27-2009, 04:34 PM
Lehr works a walk. Would be nice to see some of that power potential from Stubbs right here.

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 04:34 PM
Lehr with a great AB. Fouls off two 3-2 pitches, then gets draws the walk.

1 one. 2 out

Bush at 83 pitches, probably his last inning.

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 04:35 PM
Stubbs singles hard to center

2 on. 2 out

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 04:38 PM
Good thing Dusty likes to have a big bat in the two hole.

Janish doubles to left, crushes it to the top of the wall

two runners in, Janish at second. two out.

Votto walked intentionally.

Bush could not finish 5 to get the win.

KoryMac5
08-27-2009, 04:38 PM
Janish is locked in, maybe he just needed consistent AB's.

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 04:38 PM
Two out, the pitcher up, and he couldn't finish the job. No one to blame but himself.

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 04:39 PM
Janish is locked in, maybe he just needed consistent AB's.

Or needs to face mediocre pitching on a regular basis. :cool:

KoryMac5
08-27-2009, 04:40 PM
Melvin needs to be working the phone to start trimming the fat on the Brew Crew's roster.

LincolnparkRed
08-27-2009, 04:40 PM
Janish is locked in, maybe he just needed consistent AB's.

being lazy, what did he project in the minors? I always remember him as a great glove, maybe bat, is that right?

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 04:40 PM
Got to give Lehr credit. He bounces back after a terrible first inning, and then works an important walk to help the team get back into the game.

HeatherC1212
08-27-2009, 04:40 PM
My fantasy team smiles a little more every time Joey gets walked in a game. :)

I actually like Janish a lot and I hope he can keep hitting because his defense is pretty great and I really like he and Rolen as a team on the left side.

BRM
08-27-2009, 04:42 PM
being lazy, what did he project in the minors? I always remember him as a great glove, maybe bat, is that right?

He didn't hit much at all in the high minors. I believe he projected as nothing more than a backup.

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 04:42 PM
being lazy, what did he project in the minors? I always remember him as a great glove, maybe bat, is that right?

I have no idea about projections, but here are his career minor league numbers:

.261 .351 .382 .733

KoryMac5
08-27-2009, 04:42 PM
Who is this team and what have they done with the Reds?

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 04:43 PM
Phillips ties the game with a double to right

second and third, two outs, three in.

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 04:43 PM
Rolen with clutch two out single to center

one on, two out, five in.

6-4 Reds

BRM
08-27-2009, 04:43 PM
BP must have forgotten that he can't hit righties.

VR
08-27-2009, 04:44 PM
5 straight hits. That HAS to be a season high. Anyone finding out the answer gets 1000 rep points.

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 04:45 PM
Rolen was on that pitch like Kirsty Ally on a doughnut.

lollipopcurve
08-27-2009, 04:45 PM
Janish is acquitting himself well.

Many hate this phrase, but I'll use it anyway -- he's a ballplayer. He's got some intensity to him, too.

Hoosier Red
08-27-2009, 04:46 PM
He didn't hit much at all in the high minors. I believe he projected as nothing more than a backup.

I thought his offensive numbers recovered from miserable to awful in the high minors. In the early going he couldn't hit anything and Princeton kept trying to make him a pitcher.

HeatherC1212
08-27-2009, 04:47 PM
Wow, I go off to work a little bit and the offense is totally awake this afternoon! What happened?! :eek:

Go Reds!! :D

VR
08-27-2009, 04:48 PM
Janish is acquitting himself well.

Many hate this phrase, but I'll use it anyway -- he's a ballplayer. He's got some intensity to him, too.

Perhaps he looks different today....but intensity seems to be one thing that Janish doesn't have. He usually looks defeated up there swinging the bat.

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 04:49 PM
being lazy, what did he project in the minors? I always remember him as a great glove, maybe bat, is that right?

I did some quick research and couldn't find anyone with those type of numbers in the minors who then had a decent offensive career in the majors. But it was very quick and there easily could be someone out there. But it would be very rare.

Put it this way, even Bartlett in Tampa had an OPS 50 points higher in the minors.

BRM
08-27-2009, 04:52 PM
I thought his offensive numbers recovered from miserable to awful in the high minors. In the early going he couldn't hit anything and Princeton kept trying to make him a pitcher.

His best year in AAA was 2008 with this line: .252/.324/.387

Hoosier Red
08-27-2009, 04:52 PM
I thought his offensive numbers recovered from miserable to awful in the high minors. In the early going he couldn't hit anything and Princeton kept trying to make him a pitcher.

Nevermind, I misremembered. His numbers went from okay to miserable as he progressed.

He had an .830 OPS in A Ball but it had fallen to .666 in AAA Lville.

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 04:52 PM
NM

Brutus
08-27-2009, 04:53 PM
To me, this offense is not that bad with everyone healthy and hitting like they're capable. Next season, I still maintain they will be OK. I'd like to see an upgrade at short (be it moving BP over, J.J. Hardy, or whoever), but Janish has acquitted himself well recently.

LincolnparkRed
08-27-2009, 04:53 PM
I did some quick research and couldn't find anyone with those type of numbers in the minors who then had a decent offensive career in the majors. But it was very quick and there easily could be someone out there. But it would be very rare.

Put it this way, even Bartlett in Tampa had an OPS 50 points higher in the minors.

Eh, I could live with that if we had decent hitting CF and some combo of Bruce, Gomes, Balentin and Dickerson playing based on matchups

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 04:55 PM
Another 1-2-3 inning for Lehr, through the heart of the order no less.

Braun - 3
Fielder - 9
McGehee 6

Reds 6-4 after 5

Brutus
08-27-2009, 04:55 PM
And Gomes keeps the Reds' hit parade alive

VR
08-27-2009, 04:55 PM
To me, this offense is not that bad with everyone healthy and hitting like they're capable. Next season, I still maintain they will be OK. I'd like to see an upgrade at short (be it moving BP over, J.J. Hardy, or whoever), but Janish has acquitted himself well recently.


His hot streak has netted him a .614 ops for the month of August, including today.

BRM
08-27-2009, 04:56 PM
Lehr is at 83 pitches through 5.

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 04:56 PM
Gomes singles, Tatum flies to center

1 one, 1 out

Brutus
08-27-2009, 04:57 PM
His hot streak has netted him a .614 ops for the month of August, including today.

I'm not saying he's produced, but I'm suggesting he is showing signs of coming around offensively a bit more. I realize his limitations. He's not going to hit .300 and he's not going to slug .500. But he is looking more comfortable at the plate recently.

KoryMac5
08-27-2009, 04:58 PM
No matter how well this offense does down the stretch this team still needs someone else to help out the middle of the order. Don't fool yourself.

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 05:00 PM
Lehr with a nice bunt to get Gomes over to second

runner on second, two out

VR
08-27-2009, 05:00 PM
I'm not saying he's produced, but I'm suggesting he is showing signs of coming around offensively a bit more. I realize his limitations. He's not going to hit .300 and he's not going to slug .500. But he is looking more comfortable at the plate recently.

that has been the case....but I'd like to see him against LA or StL's staff 1st. Milwaukee has thrown some duds out there against them......that everyone is hitting hard.

Strikes Out Looking
08-27-2009, 05:01 PM
I did some quick research and couldn't find anyone with those type of numbers in the minors who then had a decent offensive career in the majors. But it was very quick and there easily could be someone out there. But it would be very rare.

Put it this way, even Bartlett in Tampa had an OPS 50 points higher in the minors.

I am going way back in time--but I'd be happy with a Cesar Geronimo career from him both offensively and defensively. And Geronimo's minor league numbers were in the words of Larry David "pretty pretty bad."

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 05:01 PM
Stubbs with a nice soft liner to center for a RBI

Gomes scores, Stubbs takes second.

runner on second two outs, one in

VR
08-27-2009, 05:02 PM
Has Stubbs been taught the steal sign yet?

Doc. Scott
08-27-2009, 05:02 PM
Stubbs smacks a two-out RBI single to center, then goes to second on the throw! 7-4 now.

HokieRed
08-27-2009, 05:02 PM
No matter how this game turns out, I'm startin to really like this team again. They've been a whole lot more fun to watch since Stubbs, Janish, and especially, of course, Rolen have been part of the lineup (and frankly, Lehr and Wells part of the staff.)

KoryMac5
08-27-2009, 05:02 PM
Nice piece of hitting by Stubbs. Looks like he has shortened his swing a bit since he first came up.

Doc. Scott
08-27-2009, 05:03 PM
Janish swings through two under-90mph fastballs in the zone to make his first out of the day.

7-4 Reds after 5.5. Lehr for at least one more inning.

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 05:03 PM
I am going way back in time--but I'd be happy with a Cesar Geronimo career from him both offensively and defensively. And Geronimo's minor league numbers were in the words of Larry David "pretty pretty bad."

I did not go back nearly that far, but I agree. Reds fans would be very pleased and blessed if Janish had half the career Geronimo had.

Brutus
08-27-2009, 05:03 PM
that has been the case....but I'd like to see him against LA or StL's staff 1st. Milwaukee has thrown some duds out there against them......that everyone is hitting hard.

True, but these Reds weren't hitting those duds previously :thumbup:

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 05:06 PM
Lehr K's Cameron

1 out

VR
08-27-2009, 05:06 PM
True, but these Reds weren't hitting those duds previously :thumbup:

exactly. A whole bunch of 3yr/12M contracts are about to be offerred to our new murderer's row.

KoryMac5
08-27-2009, 05:08 PM
Lehr doesn't want to turn into a pumpkin just yet.

VR
08-27-2009, 05:10 PM
Lehr doesn't want to turn into a pumpkin just yet.

Indeed, incredible turnaround for him today against a pretty tough lineup.

CarolinaRedleg
08-27-2009, 05:11 PM
So are we seeing the dreaded "Dead Cat Bounce" in full effect right about now?

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 05:11 PM
Riveria K's

Catalanotto lines to Votto

another 1-2-3 inning for Lehr.

Reds 7-4 after 6

Hoosier Red
08-27-2009, 05:12 PM
10 in a row retired by Lehr if I'm reading correctly.

HeatherC1212
08-27-2009, 05:12 PM
Nice job by Lehr to settle down after the rough start to the game. :)

Hoosier Red
08-27-2009, 05:15 PM
VOTTOMATIC IS BACK!
:jump:

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 05:15 PM
Votto homers to left.

Can you believe some idiot posters were complaining about Votto not hitting the ball well earlier? :confused:

Brutus
08-27-2009, 05:16 PM
Votto homers to left.

Can you believe some idiot posters were complaining about Votto not hitting the ball well earlier? :confused:

They were using reverse psychology, I'm sure.

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 05:16 PM
Escobar snags a linedrive from Phillips. Saves a double

LincolnparkRed
08-27-2009, 05:17 PM
Votto homers to left.

Can you believe some idiot posters were complaining about Votto not hitting the ball well earlier? :confused:

No worries, I think it is easy to get down on this team. it is hard to stay positive about much after the lost decade

HeatherC1212
08-27-2009, 05:18 PM
*Heather's fantasy team smiles again* :jump:

TheNext44-Nice job on the reverse psychology. Why haven't you been doing this with the whole team?! ;) :eek:

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 05:19 PM
BTW, Narveson in for the Brewers

Votto homers
Phillips lines out to SS
Rolen K's looking
Balantein 6-3

Reds 8-4 after 6.5

Chip R
08-27-2009, 05:20 PM
Has Stubbs been taught the steal sign yet?


Willy T hasn't been taught it yet so why should Stubbs?

Tom Servo
08-27-2009, 05:20 PM
So are we seeing the dreaded "Dead Cat Bounce" in full effect right about now?
Took long enough, but I'm still enjoying it.

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 05:22 PM
Lehr makes a nice play on a bunt by Escobar

1 out

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 05:23 PM
Lopez doubles into the rightfield gap

runner on second 1 out

KoryMac5
08-27-2009, 05:23 PM
Willy T hasn't been taught it yet so why should Stubbs?

Leads me to believe that Dusty has a tight leash on his base stealers.

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 05:24 PM
Gerut pops up to RF

runner on second, two out

VR
08-27-2009, 05:24 PM
I'm hoping the pen is ready.

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 05:25 PM
Oh-oh. Burton warming up.

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 05:27 PM
Braun out 6-3

Another nice inning from Lehr

Reds 8-4 after 7

VR
08-27-2009, 05:27 PM
Willy T hasn't been taught it yet so why should Stubbs?

They're still trying to teach him the 'get to 1st base' sign

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 05:30 PM
Gomes K's

1 out

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 05:31 PM
Tatum lines hard the 3rd base line. 5-3

2 out

Lehr hits for himself

BRM
08-27-2009, 05:32 PM
Leads me to believe that Dusty has a tight leash on his base stealers.

The overall lack of baserunners in general may have something to do with it.

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 05:32 PM
Lehr grounds out 5-3

Reds 8-4 after 7.5

BRM
08-27-2009, 05:34 PM
The top three in the order have reached base 8 times combined. It's amazing how much better an offense functions when the top 2-3 guys are getting on base.

HokieRed
08-27-2009, 05:34 PM
Not sure I'm liking Lehr coming out again, but that's Dusty.

BRM
08-27-2009, 05:35 PM
Lehr is at 107 pitches. McDonald replaces Gomes in LF.

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 05:37 PM
Lehr K's Fielder for his 6th K of the day.

1 out

durl
08-27-2009, 05:37 PM
Last week's averages:

2.5 Runs/Game, 7 Hits/Game, Record: 1-5

This week's averages (including today's game so far...):

6 Runs/Game, 11 Hits/Game, Record: Looking like it'll be 4-0.

You expect a guy like Rolen to improve the numbers but we've also got guys like Corky Miller and Janish contributing, as well. Odd stuff.

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 05:38 PM
McGehee K's for his 7th K.

2 out

BRM
08-27-2009, 05:39 PM
Justin Lehr = Staff Ace

TheNext44
08-27-2009, 05:39 PM
Cameron with a monster shot to the second deck in center.

two out, one in

Reds 8-5

KoryMac5
08-27-2009, 05:39 PM
Justin Lehr laughs at the thought of being taken out of the game.

Hoosier Red
08-27-2009, 05:40 PM
Lehr does CoCo a solid and makes it a 3 run game.

BRM
08-27-2009, 05:40 PM
And of course I jinxed him.

durl
08-27-2009, 05:40 PM
...and Dusty left Lehr in just a TAD too long.

BRM
08-27-2009, 05:41 PM
Burton in to protect the 3 run lead.

KoryMac5
08-27-2009, 05:41 PM
Mike Cameron obviously thought it was funny too.

Hoosier Red
08-27-2009, 05:42 PM
If GameCast is to be believed, it was pretty good pitch Cameron ripped.

Inside line of the strikezone, lower third(though barely)

Hoosier Red
08-27-2009, 05:46 PM
By the way simple pleasures on GameCast, following along batter by batter, than catching up on the current guy and realizing that your pitcher struck out Prince Fielder just a split second before it appears on the play by play.

It went something like...Okay 1st pitch strike, 2nd pitch fouled, 3rd pitch ball, fourth pitch ball, fifth pitch strike, but wait a minute that means he struck him out. Nice!

BRM
08-27-2009, 05:48 PM
Stubbs K's.

BRM
08-27-2009, 05:49 PM
Janish flies out to LF. 2 outs.

VR
08-27-2009, 05:49 PM
Burton has had a pretty good August....4 runs came in 2 of his 9 outings.

9 1/3 ip
9k/2bb
.176 baa
6 hits

BRM
08-27-2009, 05:50 PM
Votto with his 3rd hit of the day. Single to center.

BRM
08-27-2009, 05:52 PM
Phillips pops to SS on the first pitch. 8-5 Reds going to the bottom of the 9th.

CTA513
08-27-2009, 05:52 PM
Burton has had a pretty good August....4 runs came in 2 of his 9 outings.

9 1/3 ip
9k/2bb
.176 baa
6 hits

Hes throwing harder now then he was for most of the season.

HeatherC1212
08-27-2009, 05:53 PM
*Heather's fantasy team smiles* :D

At the rate things are going, Jay Bruce is going to be taking the lineup cards out to the field for the rest of the season, LOL :laugh:

VR
08-27-2009, 05:54 PM
Hes throwing harder now then he was for most of the season.

Next year let's tell him to start doing that on day 1. :thumbup:

VR
08-27-2009, 05:55 PM
Craig Counsell has a higher OPS than BP. Would he hit cleanup for us?

BRM
08-27-2009, 05:55 PM
Cordero walks Counsell.

durl
08-27-2009, 05:56 PM
Craig Counsell has a higher OPS than BP. Would he hit cleanup for us?

He's too slow. Dusty would bat him 7th.

KoryMac5
08-27-2009, 05:57 PM
Votto's hand must be stinging from Janish's throws.

KoryMac5
08-27-2009, 05:59 PM
2 outs in the 9th game thread posters on their feet.

HeatherC1212
08-27-2009, 06:01 PM
*stands up* :D

durl
08-27-2009, 06:01 PM
Don't do this, Coco....

KoryMac5
08-27-2009, 06:01 PM
Braun coming to the plate with 2 on and 2 out. Make it exciting CoCo.

KoryMac5
08-27-2009, 06:04 PM
Reds win and the streak remains alive!

traderumor
08-27-2009, 06:05 PM
Woo Hoo Braun whiffs. Sweep of the Brew Crew.

durl
08-27-2009, 06:05 PM
I never thought the Reds would win 4 in a row again this season. Wow.

KoryMac5
08-27-2009, 06:05 PM
Love the Brewer announcers: Does Cordero dare throw Braun the slider?

BRM
08-27-2009, 06:06 PM
A sweep? I just fell out of my chair...

HeatherC1212
08-27-2009, 06:07 PM
YAY! I finally get to be IN the game thread when the guys beat the Brewers, LOL :laugh:

Good job guys! :jump:

HokieRed
08-27-2009, 06:09 PM
Burton has had a pretty good August....4 runs came in 2 of his 9 outings.

9 1/3 ip
9k/2bb
.176 baa
6 hits

The tough question on Burton is going to be whether to keep him at what he'll cost. If he can pitch like this, or as well as his best last year, then he's probably worth offering arb. I've no doubt he'll pitch well again; the issue's going to be the cost. We can hope he pitches so well the rest of the way that the decision's easy. We could have some real power arms next year in Coco, Masset, Fisher, and Burton. Add Rhodes, Danny, and one other and that part of the team would be strong and essentially in place.

Spring~Fields
08-27-2009, 06:59 PM
Final Cincinnati 8, Milwaukee 5

We all love a good ending :thumbup:

Scoring Summary
Bot 1st: Milwaukee
- P. Fielder homered to deep right, J. Gerut and R. Braun scored
- M. Cameron doubled to deep center, C. McGehee scored

Top 4th: Cincinnati
- J. Votto doubled to deep right center, P. Janish scored

Top 5th: Cincinnati
- P. Janish doubled to deep left, J. Lehr and D. Stubbs scored
- B. Phillips doubled to shallow right, P. Janish scored, J. Votto to third
- S. Rolen singled to center, J. Votto and B. Phillips scored

Top 6th: Cincinnati
- D. Stubbs singled to shallow center, J. Gomes scored, D. Stubbs to second advancing on throw

Top 7th: Cincinnati
- J. Votto homered to deep left

Bot 8th: Milwaukee
- M. Cameron homered to deep left

Cincinnati Batting
2B - P Janish 2 (8, D Bush 2); J Votto (19, D Bush); B Phillips (22, M DiFelice).

HR - J Votto (20, 7th inning off C Narveson 0 on, 0 Out).

S - J Lehr.

RBI - D Stubbs (2), P Janish 2 (8), J Votto 2 (64), B Phillips (78), S Rolen 2 (5).

2-out RBI - D Stubbs, P Janish 2, B Phillips, S Rolen 2.

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - P Janish 1, W Balentien 1.

Team LOB - 5.

Milwuakee Batting
2B - F Lopez 2 (30, J Lehr 2); M Cameron (25, J Lehr).

HR - P Fielder (35, 1st inning off J Lehr 2 on, 1 Out), M Cameron (19, 8th inning off J Lehr 0 on, 2 Out).

RBI - P Fielder 3 (115), M Cameron 2 (56).

2-out RBI - M Cameron.

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - R Braun 3, D Bush 2.

Team LOB - 7.

Pitching


IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
J. Lehr 7.2 7 5 5 3 7 2 1.40 4.19 (W, 3-1)
J. Burton 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.53 5.32 (H, 6)
F. Cordero 1.0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1.26 2.09 (S, 28)

Milwaukee
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
D. Bush 4.2 4 5 5 3 3 0 1.35 5.88 (L, 3-5)
M. DiFelice 1.1 4 2 2 0 1 0 1.18 3.67
C. Narveson 3.0 2 1 1 0 3 1 1.56 5.71


IBB - J Votto (by D Bush).

Pitches-strikes - J Lehr 117-76; J Burton 4-3; F Cordero 28-16; D Bush 92-56; M DiFelice 28-19; C Narveson 40-27.

Ground balls-fly balls - J Lehr 5-11; J Burton 0-0; F Cordero 2-0; D Bush 4-7; M DiFelice 1-2; C Narveson 3-2.

Batters faced - J Lehr 33; J Burton 1; F Cordero 5; D Bush 21; M DiFelice 8; C Narveson 11.

Raisor
08-27-2009, 10:27 PM
Tell Raisor, there's a new self absorbed, egomaniac on this board. :p:

mom?

TheNext44
08-28-2009, 12:02 AM
mom?

I can give you the number of a good therapist if you like? :)


(And all mis-understood, before their time geniuses have issues, it's no big deal)

Raisor
08-28-2009, 01:19 AM
I can give you the number of a good therapist if you like? :)


(And all mis-understood, before their time geniuses have issues, it's no big deal)

we also all save our toe nail clippings and urine, "just in case".

wait...too much info?