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klw
08-29-2009, 02:50 PM
Stubbs 8
Janish 6
Votto 3
Phillips 4
Rolen 5
Balentien 7
Gomes 9
Tatum 2
Maloney 1
vs. RH Charlie Haeger (1-1, 1.93), a knuckleballer.

Reds on season-high five-game winning streak, their longest since 6-game winning streak from May 12-18 of 2008.
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1B Kevin Barker has been optioned to Louisville as LHP Matt Maloney comes up to start today's game, manager Dusty Baker told us at his pre-game media session.
"It's always a tough decision, but there are a couple of guys with a little more versatility," Baker said.
Baker said Barker will return once Louisville finishes its Triple-A playoffs.
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OF Laynce Nix hopes to return in a day or two from a stiff neck. Nix had an MRI on Friday and said he has a bulging disk, and is doing treatments. He said the problem stems from an outfield collision he had with then-Milwaukee teammate Geoff Jenkins a few years ago; after occasional problems since, he finally had it checked out.
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OF Jay Bruce (disabled/broken wrist) said he has begun swinging a bat but is not yet cleared to hit.
Bruce also will take the lineup card out again today, as he has done during the Reds' current winning streak.
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Francisco Cordero probably not available today after pitching 4 straight days, Baker says; Rhodes/Masset/Burton could close if needed.
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Dodgers lineup
Furcal 6
Pierre 8
MRamirez 7
Kemp 9
Loney 3
Loretta 5
Hudson 4
Ausmus 2
Haeger 1

Matt700wlw
08-29-2009, 05:09 PM
I'm glad to see Dusty giving Stubbs a lot of at bats. It needs to be seen what he can do offensively. Defensively, he's fine.

Matt700wlw
08-29-2009, 05:09 PM
Maloney reportedly has a sinker and a cutter now.....

KoryMac5
08-29-2009, 05:10 PM
Knuckler going for the Dodgers today could give these free swingers some trouble.

mth123
08-29-2009, 05:12 PM
Furcal flies to Gomes.

Got no Video today, so please chime in.

mth123
08-29-2009, 05:13 PM
Pierre Singles. Dusty gets inspired.

KoryMac5
08-29-2009, 05:15 PM
Same old Matt Maloney.

mth123
08-29-2009, 05:15 PM
ManRam Homers. Hard to knock a guy for giving up a HR to Manny, but Maloney sure gives up a lot of them. Dumatrait territory.

mth123
08-29-2009, 05:17 PM
Kemp pops to Votto. 2 Down.

Matt700wlw
08-29-2009, 05:17 PM
I leave the room for 5 minutes and it's 2-0.

My fault. I will no longer leave the room :D

HokieRed
08-29-2009, 05:17 PM
What kind of pitch did Manny hit?

mth123
08-29-2009, 05:20 PM
What kind of pitch did Manny hit?

Gameday says 4 Seam Fastball at the usual 87 MPH. Maloney was a guy to deal not a guy to hang on to. I think that ship has sailed.

mth123
08-29-2009, 05:21 PM
Loney grounded out to Votto.

_Sir_Charles_
08-29-2009, 05:21 PM
What kind of pitch did Manny hit?

The kind that hit his bat squarely. :D

KoryMac5
08-29-2009, 05:21 PM
Kind of excited to see a knuckleballer at GABP.

Matt700wlw
08-29-2009, 05:23 PM
That was a nasty pitch, and Stubbs had no idea

mth123
08-29-2009, 05:23 PM
Stubbs K's. He did foul one which is more than I expected against the knuckler.

Matt700wlw
08-29-2009, 05:24 PM
I was supposed to go to this game, but nobody wanted to go, so the outing fell apart.

mth123
08-29-2009, 05:24 PM
Janish FO to Manny.

KoryMac5
08-29-2009, 05:24 PM
Manny remains an adventure in the field.

mth123
08-29-2009, 05:25 PM
I was supposed to go to this game, but nobody wanted to go, so the outing fell apart.

Cincy baseball in a nutshell here in the 21st century.

Matt700wlw
08-29-2009, 05:25 PM
that knuckleball is odd.

mth123
08-29-2009, 05:26 PM
Votto K's.

Matt700wlw
08-29-2009, 05:27 PM
Cincy baseball in a nutshell here in the 21st century.

I was geared to go. I just like to watch baseball. Nothing better than sitting at a ballpark, in the beautiful weather, drinking a couple of $7 beers, and just being a part of the atmosphere. :)

It was a pretty cool setup too....meet at the local tavern, get on a bus (beer provided), sit in the bleachers, and go back to the bar. $16!

Oh well.

mth123
08-29-2009, 05:32 PM
Loretta with a single. Maloney touched 90 on the pitch he hit. Sure doesn't live up to his namesake.

mth123
08-29-2009, 05:33 PM
Hudson singles. 1st and second.

Matt700wlw
08-29-2009, 05:34 PM
This isn't starting well

mth123
08-29-2009, 05:35 PM
Ausmus singles. Loretta scores. Hudson to 3B.

Matt700wlw
08-29-2009, 05:37 PM
the start isn't ending well...

mth123
08-29-2009, 05:39 PM
Haeger SAC Ausmus to 2B
Furcal with a SF. Hudson scores. 4-0.

Matt700wlw
08-29-2009, 05:39 PM
Stubbs!

Chubbs!

:D

mth123
08-29-2009, 05:40 PM
Pierre singles and Stubbs nails Ausmus. Someone with video please chime in.

KoryMac5
08-29-2009, 05:40 PM
Maloney may have to take the hit tonight. Can't see Baker wanting to burn through the pen early.

Matt700wlw
08-29-2009, 05:41 PM
Pierre singles and Stubbs nails Ausmus. Someone with video please chime in.



A nice throw, and a very nice play by Tatum....caught Ausmus on the shoulder just as he crossed the plate

HokieRed
08-29-2009, 05:41 PM
Agree Maloney needs to hang in there for at least six.

KoryMac5
08-29-2009, 05:41 PM
Just audio here, stupid blackout rules.

TeamBoone
08-29-2009, 05:41 PM
That was one outrageous throw from right field to the plate on one short bounce!

mth123
08-29-2009, 05:44 PM
Phillips K's.

KoryMac5
08-29-2009, 05:45 PM
The story on Haeger is an interesting one. Originally a 25th round choice, left baseball to play golf at a local college. Started messin around with a knuckleball and came back to baseball and the rest is history. Supposedly has the best knuckleball since Wakefield.

mth123
08-29-2009, 05:46 PM
Rolen GO to Furcal. Wlad up. Should be comical.

mth123
08-29-2009, 05:48 PM
Wlad Walks. I'm impressed.

KoryMac5
08-29-2009, 05:48 PM
Looking forward to seeing what Gomes does with the knuckler.

nate
08-29-2009, 05:50 PM
The story on Haeger is an interesting one. Originally a 25th round choice, left baseball to play golf at a local college. Started messin around with a knuckleball and came back to baseball and the rest is history. Supposedly has the best knuckleball since Wakefield.

I thought he joined Van Halen.

Maybe that was someone else...

:cool:

mth123
08-29-2009, 05:51 PM
Gomes FO to CF.

Matt700wlw
08-29-2009, 05:55 PM
I thought he joined Van Halen.

Maybe that was someone else...

:cool:

His new band is called Chickenfoot.

http://www.chickenfoot.us/

mth123
08-29-2009, 05:56 PM
Manny K's.

mth123
08-29-2009, 05:57 PM
Kemp GO to Janish.

mth123
08-29-2009, 05:57 PM
Loney K's. Nice Inning.

KoryMac5
08-29-2009, 05:57 PM
Nice inning there for Maloney, hopefully he has found a groove.

Matt700wlw
08-29-2009, 06:00 PM
Woah!

:jump:

mth123
08-29-2009, 06:01 PM
Tatum Homers. Nice moment for him.

mth123
08-29-2009, 06:02 PM
Maloney GO.

Matt700wlw
08-29-2009, 06:04 PM
Stubbs is a base clogger

mth123
08-29-2009, 06:04 PM
Stubbs walks.

Matt700wlw
08-29-2009, 06:05 PM
Stubbs steals!

Brutus
08-29-2009, 06:05 PM
Stubbs steals!

Amazing. The Reds exploit a knuckleballer by stealing. Who'da thunk it.

Matt700wlw
08-29-2009, 06:06 PM
Janish!

:jump:

WVRedsFan
08-29-2009, 06:06 PM
Janish with power to make it 4-3.

Wow.

KoryMac5
08-29-2009, 06:07 PM
Janish's bat speed was perfect for that knuckler.

mth123
08-29-2009, 06:07 PM
Janis Homers on a change-up from Haeger. 4-3.

WVRedsFan
08-29-2009, 06:07 PM
Janish is winning me over even though I still think the Reds should go shortstop shopping in the off season.

Brutus
08-29-2009, 06:08 PM
When you can get it done against Billingsley, but the going gets rough against Charlie Haeger, Craig Tatum and Paul Janish shall bail you out.

mth123
08-29-2009, 06:08 PM
Votto doubles.

Matt700wlw
08-29-2009, 06:08 PM
That Votto guy is pretty good.....too bad his BA has slipped to the lower .300s

:p:

Tom Servo
08-29-2009, 06:08 PM
Tatum and Janish homered? REALLY?

membengal
08-29-2009, 06:10 PM
Tatum and Janish homered? REALLY?

It's not on TV here, so I am guessing it is all a well-executed practical joke by mth and others...

Brutus
08-29-2009, 06:11 PM
It's not on TV here, so I am guessing it is all a well-executed practical joke by mth and others...

It's a pretty well-executed one, too. They even got the gamecenter and gamecast folks with the respective sites to go along with it.

WVRedsFan
08-29-2009, 06:11 PM
You know, Phillips swings at so many pitches way outside of the strike zone. IF he would just hold up on those...

membengal
08-29-2009, 06:12 PM
It's a pretty well-executed one, too. They even got the gamecenter and gamecast folks with the respective sites to go along with it.

You can't half-ass a good practical joke, so I tip my hat to them...

WVRedsFan
08-29-2009, 06:12 PM
Brand new ball game as Phillips drives Votto in.

mth123
08-29-2009, 06:12 PM
Phillips singles ties it.

Matt700wlw
08-29-2009, 06:12 PM
Sammy's leaving!

Wait, wrong profession.

WVRedsFan
08-29-2009, 06:13 PM
haeger pulled in the 3rd. Now we get that fantastic Dodger Bluepen.

Brutus
08-29-2009, 06:14 PM
haeger pulled in the 3rd. Now we get that fantastic Dodger Bluepen.

that fantastic, much overworked Dodger Bluepen.

KoryMac5
08-29-2009, 06:15 PM
Haeger looked like a world beater that first inning. Didn't take long for the Reds to adjust.

Tom Servo
08-29-2009, 06:15 PM
There's something different about this Reds team in the last week or so. I thought that game where Lehr gave up 4 runs to the Brewers in the 1st and this one were both over (and would have earlier in the season) but both times we've tied it up early.

Brutus
08-29-2009, 06:15 PM
You can't half-ass a good practical joke, so I tip my hat to them...

I was really hoping, as part of the joke, this knuckleball character would stay around a few more batters. I thought for sure they'd stage Phillips stealing 2nd, 3rd and home against him.

mth123
08-29-2009, 06:16 PM
There's something different about this Reds team in the last week or so. I thought that game where Lehr gave up 4 runs to the Brewers in the 1st and this one were both over (and would have earlier in the season) but both times we've tied it up early.

Its called No Willy and No Seabass.

Matt700wlw
08-29-2009, 06:19 PM
No pressure.

mth123
08-29-2009, 06:19 PM
Jeff Weaver pitching. Rolen Singles. Phillips to 2B.

mth123
08-29-2009, 06:20 PM
Wlad flies out. 2 down.

WVRedsFan
08-29-2009, 06:20 PM
Its called No Willy and No Seabass.

Good point, but whoda figured Stubbs and Janish at the top of the order would make a difference? I prefer the idea that Rolen and Gomes are part of the resurgence.

mth123
08-29-2009, 06:22 PM
Good point, but whoda figured Stubbs and Janish at the top of the order would make a difference? I prefer the idea that Rolen and Gomes are part of the resurgence.

They are as well. But Willy Taveras is the most soul suckingly awful baseball player in history. His absence helps the most IMO.

mth123
08-29-2009, 06:23 PM
Gomes grounds out.

Brutus
08-29-2009, 06:24 PM
They are as well. But Willy Taveras is the most soul suckingly awful baseball player in history. His absence helps the most IMO.

Think about the implications of what I'm about to say...

The Reds upgraded their leadoff OBP to .260

Matt700wlw
08-29-2009, 06:26 PM
Dusty's on TV

mth123
08-29-2009, 06:27 PM
Dusty's on TV

Since I have no video here, for a moment my mood soared as I thought maybe he got canned as was back with ESPN. Then I remembered that this game is on Fox.

Brutus
08-29-2009, 06:29 PM
Another 1-2-3 inning for Maloney. Like Lehr did against Milwaukee, he's settling in.

mth123
08-29-2009, 06:30 PM
Loretta FO 8.
Hudson K's.
Ausmus GO.

Maloney getting it together?

mth123
08-29-2009, 06:32 PM
Babe Tatum leading off the inning GO on the first pitch.

mth123
08-29-2009, 06:34 PM
Maloney up for the second time (I'd have lost that bet) singles.

mth123
08-29-2009, 06:35 PM
Wild pitch. Maloney to 2B.

mth123
08-29-2009, 06:38 PM
Stubbs Ks.

Brutus
08-29-2009, 06:39 PM
Stubbs Ks.

Did you have to type that or was it copied already on your computer's clipboard?
:thumbup:

mth123
08-29-2009, 06:40 PM
Janish Ks.

mth123
08-29-2009, 06:43 PM
Maloney has righted the ship, but his HR tendancies scare the bejeebers out of me. I fear the 3rd time through the order.

mth123
08-29-2009, 06:44 PM
Weaver Ks.

Matt700wlw
08-29-2009, 06:45 PM
wow

mth123
08-29-2009, 06:45 PM
Furcal Homers.

Matt700wlw
08-29-2009, 06:46 PM
That's some good shortstop play right there!

mth123
08-29-2009, 06:46 PM
Pierre GO.

mth123
08-29-2009, 06:47 PM
Manny FO. 5-4 LA.

Matt700wlw
08-29-2009, 06:50 PM
Votto is cool

Matt700wlw
08-29-2009, 06:51 PM
Phillips is pretty cool, too..

jojo
08-29-2009, 06:51 PM
Maloney has righted the ship, but his HR tendancies scare the bejeebers out of me. I fear the 3rd time through the order.

And it's not just on bad days....it's an ever present danger.....kinda like a one pitch at a time concern.

mth123
08-29-2009, 06:52 PM
Votto Singles, Phillips Doubles. 2nd and 3rd. No out. Need Runs here.

mth123
08-29-2009, 06:54 PM
Rolen HBP. Loaded for Wlad.

Brutus
08-29-2009, 06:55 PM
Way to go Roger Dorn!

Matt700wlw
08-29-2009, 06:55 PM
No excuse to not score runs in this inning.

Matt700wlw
08-29-2009, 06:57 PM
Is that an unproductive out?

mth123
08-29-2009, 06:58 PM
Wlad hits into a FC. Votto out at home. Still loaded for Gomes.

Brutus
08-29-2009, 06:59 PM
Dodgers have already thrown 106 pitches through 4.1 innings, though it's hardly a consolation if the Reds can't make them pay this inning.

mth123
08-29-2009, 07:01 PM
Gomes pops to Furcal. 2 outs. The Reds showed back-up.

Matt700wlw
08-29-2009, 07:02 PM
Pathetic inning.

mth123
08-29-2009, 07:03 PM
Tatum Ks. Ugh

mth123
08-29-2009, 07:04 PM
Most Dangerous time of the game IMO. I'd have Herrera and Fisher warming.

Strikes Out Looking
08-29-2009, 07:04 PM
Whatever happened to Micha Owings? Did Dusty decide he'd make him his scapegoat once Chris Dickerson went on the DL?

VR
08-29-2009, 07:06 PM
Jeff Weaver, who throws 90% slider/spinners these days....loads up the bases...and the next three Reds all try to hit dingers down the left field line on the 1st pitch, take a strike, and then try to yank another outside pitch down the left field line resulting in a feeble groundout, feeble pop up, and feeble k....all against Jeff Weaver.
You just have to wonder if they have scouting reports that they share with the players? or the players just ignore them.
Hit the ball to right field if your are facing a crafty dude like Weaver. Simple stuff.

Matt700wlw
08-29-2009, 07:12 PM
Maloney got away with one there.....that was a ball.

Matt700wlw
08-29-2009, 07:13 PM
Reds get a huge break! Time to win this one, boys!

mth123
08-29-2009, 07:19 PM
Was away for a minute.

Kemp singled
Loney walked
Lorettta K's
Kemp picked off
Hudson walked
Ausmus Popped out.

escaped unharmed.

mth123
08-29-2009, 07:21 PM
Sutton hitting for Maloney. Good time to get him out of there.

mth123
08-29-2009, 07:24 PM
Sutton Ks.

mth123
08-29-2009, 07:25 PM
Stubbs GO.

Matt700wlw
08-29-2009, 07:25 PM
Wow. Furcal.

Wow.

mth123
08-29-2009, 07:27 PM
Janish doubles. He's making a charge for 2010 SS job.

mth123
08-29-2009, 07:28 PM
Votto Free pass. 1st and 2nd for Phillips.

mth123
08-29-2009, 07:32 PM
Phillips with an IF hit. Loaded. Chance for the Rolen effect here.

mth123
08-29-2009, 07:33 PM
Ramon Troncoso in to pitch.

mth123
08-29-2009, 07:36 PM
Rolen GO. Inning over.

mth123
08-29-2009, 07:39 PM
Personal Favorite Carlos Fisher pitching to PH Andre Ethier

mth123
08-29-2009, 07:40 PM
Ethier doubles.

mth123
08-29-2009, 07:43 PM
Furcal bunts. In typical Reds style Fisher with an error. 2nd and 3rd no outs.

mth123
08-29-2009, 07:45 PM
Pierre drives in 2 on a deflected single.

Reds4Life
08-29-2009, 07:47 PM
Now Tatum airs a ball into center field trying to throw out a runner.

This inning is comical.

mth123
08-29-2009, 07:47 PM
Manny walks. Bad day for Carlos.

Reds4Life
08-29-2009, 07:48 PM
Ball game, baby. 3 run HR for Kemp.

10-4 Dodgers.

Tony Cloninger
08-29-2009, 07:49 PM
Rolen did more than just GO....he got robbed by Hudson.

This ump.....calls any close 2-0...3-0 pitch a strike....then the same pitch that he calls a strike to Ramirez on 3-0...which was worse than the more obvious strike to Ethier before he hits a double.... A whatever.....long bomb.....this stinks. Its one of those games that was right there but the luck run out for them this game.

mth123
08-29-2009, 07:49 PM
I guess I jinxed Carlos by calling him a favorite. Ugh.

mth123
08-29-2009, 07:50 PM
Herrera pitching now.

BCubb2003
08-29-2009, 07:51 PM
Maybe the Rolen Effect ran out of power.

Reds4Life
08-29-2009, 07:54 PM
HR from Hudson.

11-4 Dodgers now.

Red in Chicago
08-29-2009, 07:56 PM
well, we knew it wasn't going to last...after winning 5 in a row, they'll now probably go on to lose 6 or 7 in a row...

TheNext44
08-29-2009, 08:21 PM
well, we knew it wasn't going to last...after winning 5 in a row, they'll now probably go on to lose 6 or 7 in a row...

Where'd everyone go?

I mean if Janish hits a 6 run homer, the Reds are right back in this game!

BCubb2003
08-29-2009, 08:26 PM
Isn't there a rule that if the other team throws a glove at the ball then the batter gets a triple? So if seven or more players throw gloves at the ball, we should be in good shape.

Spring~Fields
08-29-2009, 09:22 PM
LA Dodgers 11, Cincinnati 4

Scoring Summary
Top 1st: LA Dodgers
- M. Ramirez homered to right, J. Pierre scored

Top 2nd: LA Dodgers
- B. Ausmus singled to first, M. Loretta scored, O. Hudson to third
- R. Furcal hit sacrifice fly to left, O. Hudson scored

Bot 3rd: Cincinnati
- C. Tatum homered to left
- P. Janish homered to left, D. Stubbs scored
- B. Phillips singled to shallow center, J. Votto scored

Top 5th: LA Dodgers
- R. Furcal homered to right

Top 7th: LA Dodgers
- J. Pierre singled to pitcher, A. Ethier and R. Furcal scored
- M. Kemp homered to deep right center, J. Pierre and M. Ramirez scored
- O. Hudson homered to deep left


Dodgers Batting
2B - A Ethier (34, C Fisher).

HR - R Furcal (7, 5th inning off M Maloney 0 on, 1 Out), M Ramirez (14, 1st inning off M Maloney 1 on, 1 Out), M Kemp (20, 7th inning off C Fisher 2 on, 0 Out), O Hudson (9, 7th inning off D Herrera 0 on, 2 Out).

S - C Haeger.

SF - R Furcal.

RBI - R Furcal 2 (38), J Pierre 2 (28), M Ramirez 2 (48), M Kemp 3 (83), O Hudson (58), B Ausmus (9).

2-out RBI - O Hudson.

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - B Ausmus 1.

GIDP - M Loretta.

Team LOB - 4.

Base Running
CS - M Kemp (7, 3rd base by M Maloney/C Tatum).

Fielding
E - O Hudson (6, field).

DP - 1 (O Hudson-J Loney).

Reds Batting
2B - P Janish (9, J Weaver); J Votto (21, C Haeger); B Phillips (23, J Weaver).

HR - P Janish (1, 3rd inning off C Haeger 1 on, 1 Out), C Tatum (1, 3rd inning off C Haeger 0 on, 0 Out).

RBI - P Janish 2 (10), B Phillips (79), C Tatum (2).

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - P Janish 1, S Rolen 2, J Gomes 1, C Tatum 2.

GIDP - P Janish.

Team LOB - 11.

Base Running
SB - D Stubbs (2, 2nd base off C Haeger/B Ausmus).

Fielding
E - C Tatum (1, field); C Fisher (1, field).

Outfield assists - D Stubbs.

DP - 1 (P Janish-B Phillips-J Votto).

Pitching


IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
C. Haeger 2.1 4 4 4 2 3 2 1.10 3.86
J. Weaver 3.1 6 0 0 1 4 0 1.47 3.52 (W, 6-4)
R. Troncoso 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.36 2.65 (H, 12)
R. Belisario 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.13 2.18
G. Mota 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.16 3.34


IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
M. Maloney 6.0 8 5 5 2 5 2 1.39 6.46 (L, 0-3)
C. Fisher 0.0 4 5 5 1 0 1 1.42 3.94
D. Herrera 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1.42 2.70
M. Owings 2.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1.60 5.42