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Tom Servo
08-30-2009, 01:57 PM
D. Stubbs cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .196
P. Janish ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222
J. Votto 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .316
B. Phillips 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265
S. Rolen 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
J. Gomes rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .285
D. McDonald lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .205
C. Miller c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300
B. Arroyo p

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 02:11 PM
No Wlad today, with Nix out this guy should be getting AB's not Darnell.

nate
08-30-2009, 02:12 PM
Willy T brought out the lineup card.

nate
08-30-2009, 02:12 PM
Chat is open!

HeatherC1212
08-30-2009, 02:19 PM
I missed the game thread yesterday due to being out of town and if the guys win today, I'll know I was the jinx for yesterday, LOL :laugh:

Go Reds! :)

WVRedsFan
08-30-2009, 02:27 PM
Dusty needs toys. Taveras, McDonald, Patterson, etc. Nevermind they can't hit, they've got speed and offense doesn't matter. Bunt someone to move the runner over so a .196 hitter can drive him in. Right.

Darnell shouldn't even smell the big leagues and yet he gets a start. Just like on opening day. It's hopeless, guys. I want to cry.

nate
08-30-2009, 02:33 PM
I recommend all double plays that end with the firstbaseman making the second out be known as "yessirees."

Tom Servo
08-30-2009, 02:39 PM
McDonald showed us. 2 run home run.

HeatherC1212
08-30-2009, 02:39 PM
HR McDonald!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :jump:

Reds up 2-0!! Who says he can't start today?! LOL :D

WVRedsFan
08-30-2009, 02:39 PM
McDonald homers. I'll take it. Even a blind squirrell---

nate
08-30-2009, 02:39 PM
Old McDonald upper deck blast
E I E I O!

BCubb2003
08-30-2009, 02:41 PM
Dusty's just a misunderstood genius.

HeatherC1212
08-30-2009, 02:41 PM
Now Bronson can pitch a shutout the rest of the way and all the fans will go home happy. ;)

nate
08-30-2009, 02:42 PM
I'm certain that's how they drew it up in the locker room.

HeatherC1212
08-30-2009, 02:43 PM
Wow, Manny only has 14 HRs this year?! :eek:

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 02:44 PM
Darnell gets a one game grace period free from criticism from me for that upper deck blast.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 02:45 PM
Wow, Manny only has 14 HRs this year?! :eek:

With being suspended 50 games for PED's that cut into his totals.

HeatherC1212
08-30-2009, 02:46 PM
Nice inning there by Bronson. :)

HeatherC1212
08-30-2009, 02:47 PM
With being suspended 50 games for PED's that cut into his totals.

Oh that's right. I forgot about that and with the way the analysts and all those other 'baseball' people have talked about him this year, you would think he has a lot more. Joey has more than Manny and he missed how many games himself earlier this year?! LOL :thumbup: :beerme: :p:

HokieRed
08-30-2009, 02:50 PM
Be prepared to see Darnell for the next three weeks.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 02:52 PM
Kershaw may get 15 K's at this rate. Mows down Arroyo and Stubbs.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 02:53 PM
Janish pops out to first 2-0 Reds

WVRedsFan
08-30-2009, 02:54 PM
Manny only has 14 HR's and Darnell gets his first...ever.

Has to be a full moon.

nate
08-30-2009, 02:58 PM
I have a dumb question.

Russ Martin's full name is:


Russell Nathan Coltrane Jeanson Martin

On the back of his uniform, I believe it says:


J. Martin

Why?

HeatherC1212
08-30-2009, 02:58 PM
Joey is the man. Nice play! :D

Edit: Make that two nice plays! ;)

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 03:02 PM
I have a dumb question.

Russ Martin's full name is:



On the back of his uniform, I believe it says:



Why?

His Mom's maiden name begins with a J, he wanted to honor her.

Spring~Fields
08-30-2009, 03:03 PM
McDonald homers. I'll take it. Even a blind squirrell---

:p:

That's what you get when one says something positive or negtive about them. At least if I do. :laugh:

McDonald to recieve a roster spot next year? ;)

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 03:05 PM
Good Brandon on the basepaths today.

Big Klu
08-30-2009, 03:06 PM
No Wlad today, with Nix out this guy should be getting AB's not Darnell.

What's wrong with Laynce? (Though he wouldn't start against a LHP, anyway.)


Phillips is really getting aggressive on the basepaths!

WVRedsFan
08-30-2009, 03:06 PM
Bronson looks like Cy Young material in the second half. Last two months:

IP 74.2 H 55 ER 21 ERA 2.52

Keep it up!

nate
08-30-2009, 03:07 PM
His Mom's maiden name begins with a J, he wanted to honor her.

OK, thanks!

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 03:08 PM
What's wrong with Laynce? (Though he wouldn't start against a LHP, anyway.)


Phillips is really getting aggressive on the basepaths!

Bulging disk that needs treatment, pressing on his spine. Happened while he was with the Brewers.

HeatherC1212
08-30-2009, 03:09 PM
Hmm, Kershaw may have a gazillion strikeouts by the end of his pitching line today but if Bronson keeps matching him by getting the Dodgers out, then it won't matter in the end. I hope that actually happens, LOL ;)

Edit: Never mind....I'll shut up now. :eek:

Doc. Scott
08-30-2009, 03:09 PM
Bronson looks like Cy Young material in the second half. Last two months:

IP 74.2 H 55 ER 21 ERA 2.52

Keep it up!

This is why I'm surprised nobody really pushed the Reds hard to trade Arroyo to them. He's got a well-established track record as a second-half pitcher.

Reds Fanatic
08-30-2009, 03:10 PM
Kemp with a long homer to left center. 2-1 Reds.

Doc. Scott
08-30-2009, 03:10 PM
Oops. HR Kemp. 2-1 Reds.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 03:11 PM
Kemp didn't miss that one. He is a good looking player.

Big Klu
08-30-2009, 03:11 PM
Bulging disk that needs treatment, pressing on his spine. Happened while he was with the Brewers.

OK, thanks. I hadn't heard about this. He played well earlier this week in Milwaukee.


Has anyone else noticed that when the Reds are at home, Gomes plays RF and Nix/Wlad/McDonald play LF. But on the road, Gomes plays LF, and Nix/Wlad play RF. What's the deal?

WVRedsFan
08-30-2009, 03:11 PM
Just like I got Big Mac fired up, I jinxed Bronson.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 03:14 PM
The broadcast is finally talking about that Ethier AB from the first game. Obviously they didn't follow the game thread which spoke at length about the incident.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 03:18 PM
Runners on 1st and 2nd for the pitcher with 2 outs.

HeatherC1212
08-30-2009, 03:19 PM
Dang, that's just bad luck right there. :(

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 03:19 PM
Not routine plays but Janish needs to make them. 2-2 games as Kershaw singles past Janish.

Kc61
08-30-2009, 03:20 PM
Janish misses two grounders up the middle and the Dodgers tie the game. First one was a very tough play, he dove and it went off his glove. Second one looked playable, but it may have taken a bad hop.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 03:21 PM
3 outs as Rolen makes the play. 2-2 game.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 03:25 PM
Darnell looking for a multi homer game here.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 03:27 PM
9k's for Kershaw as Darnell goes down swinging. 2 outs now as the next batter pops out. Kershaw continues to deal.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 03:27 PM
Bronson K's make that 10 for Kershaw now.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 03:31 PM
Pierre lines out to Stubbs.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 03:33 PM
Ethier doubles off Arroyo down the right field line. Kemp coming up.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 03:36 PM
Arroyo gets a big K of Kemp there. Ball looked inside but too close to take.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 03:37 PM
No damage done as Blake flies out to Stubbs. 2-2

HeatherC1212
08-30-2009, 03:38 PM
Wow, this game is flying by this afternoon. :eek:

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 03:40 PM
Stubbs flies out, 1 out.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 03:41 PM
Didn't realize that was Darnell's first MLB homer. Congratulations to Darnell!

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 03:42 PM
Janish singles with one out.

HeatherC1212
08-30-2009, 03:43 PM
Ouch, strike out hat trick for Joey today. :(

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 03:44 PM
Votto drew one heck of an assignment today against a tough lefty in Kershaw. Votto K's for the third time. 11K's for Clayton.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 03:47 PM
Phillips grounds out, Janish forced at 2nd 2-2.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 03:50 PM
Arroyo gets Loney for the first out.

Tom Servo
08-30-2009, 03:50 PM
Rolen makes it look so easy.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 03:50 PM
Martin grounds out to Rolen 2 outs.

HeatherC1212
08-30-2009, 03:52 PM
Joey may not have a hit yet but dang he's got some skills at 1B today! :D

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 03:52 PM
Votto with the fancy flip to get Hudson.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 03:53 PM
Heading to the bottom of the 7th tied at 2. Pitchers duel today.

11larkin11
08-30-2009, 03:54 PM
Bronson doesn't throw hard and has a very easy delivery. I'd let him go the full 9 unless he gets in trouble. Gotta get the bullpen rest for the DH

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 03:55 PM
Arroyo continues to trim the fat off his ERA now at 4.35 on the season.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 03:57 PM
Bronson doesn't throw hard and has a very easy delivery. I'd let him go the full 9 unless he gets in trouble. Gotta get the bullpen rest for the DH

Arroyo at 94 pitches, so definitely a possibility if he stays out of trouble.

Rolen walks.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 03:58 PM
Honeycut visiting Kershaw, hopefully he comes out of the game soon.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 03:59 PM
Gomes refuses to K, instead flies to right. Darnell up looking for his second homer of the game.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 04:01 PM
Rolen picked off easily.

HeatherC1212
08-30-2009, 04:02 PM
That was a really weird pick off move by Kershaw. No wonder he gets guys off 1B so easily. It's nearly a balk if he doesn't do it right.

KYRedsFan
08-30-2009, 04:03 PM
That was a really weird pick off move by Kershaw. No wonder he gets guys off 1B so easily. It's nearly a balk if he doesn't do it right.

Looks like a balk when he does that

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 04:03 PM
Darnell walks, getting some time on the base paths today. Miller pops to short for the final out. 2-2 heading to the 8th

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 04:05 PM
Does Dusty ever come out of the dugout? I would at least ask about Kershaw's move. Put it in the back of peoples minds.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 04:05 PM
Manny PH for Kershaw. Boo's are raining down.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 04:06 PM
Manny pops up weakly to Phillips.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 04:06 PM
Manny looks very unmotivated these days.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 04:07 PM
Furcal walks Pierre coming to the plate.

11larkin11
08-30-2009, 04:08 PM
Looks like a balk when he does that

If you make a 90 degree angle with a line going parallel to the mound and a perpendicular one to the plate, left handed pitchers get a 45 degree angle on pickoffs. He definitely exceeded that 45 degrees. David Price, when he was at Vanderbilt, was one of the best I've seen at that.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 04:09 PM
Pierre singles men on 1st and 2nd. Rhodes looks to be coming into the game.

HeatherC1212
08-30-2009, 04:10 PM
Too bad Bronson couldn't get a little further into the game but at least it's only a little less than two innings that the bullpen has to cover today.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 04:10 PM
Another good outing by Bronson Arroyo, dueled Kershaw every inning.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 04:13 PM
Rhodes takes care of Ethier, Dusty back into the pen for Kemp.

HeatherC1212
08-30-2009, 04:13 PM
Very nice job by Bronson. Arthur should now be good for any appearances tomorrow after only a few pitches today.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 04:16 PM
Masset vs. Kemp good match up here.

HeatherC1212
08-30-2009, 04:17 PM
NICE job by Nick! Not many pitches thrown by him either. :D

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 04:18 PM
Masset is up to the task big K of Kemp on a slider. 2-2

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 04:19 PM
Dusty with a good job of getting Arroyo out and plugging the right guys in.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 04:21 PM
Wlad at the plate vs. Sherrill

HeatherC1212
08-30-2009, 04:21 PM
Hey, it's Flat Breezy! Sherrill used to be with the Orioles and I've always liked him. Doesn't mean I don't want the Reds to beat him up right now or anything though, LOL :laugh:

I love how baseball guys still talk about that Bedard trade and how good it was for the Orioles. :D

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 04:21 PM
Wlad bounces to the right side. 1 out.

HeatherC1212
08-30-2009, 04:23 PM
Wow, what a nice hit by Stubbs there!

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 04:23 PM
Stubbs with a cue shot off Flat Breezy.

Tom Servo
08-30-2009, 04:26 PM
Single for Janish.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 04:26 PM
Definition of Flat Breezy:

Flat brimmed fitted hat like the boyz rock in the hood. Usually new era, with a sticker on it.
Word son, toss me that flat breezy for me dome and we will hit the club

A flat brimmed piece of headwear in which bisco 'kidz' wear to disco biscuit shows, or any other show in 'the scene'

They are often LRG or New Era brand.


"Yo brah, how many flat breezys are u bringing to Camp Bisco?"

"was your flat breezy cocked at the proper 45?"

"Brah, i just ordered the hettiest flat brim ever for Biscuits in Boston."

HeatherC1212
08-30-2009, 04:27 PM
Woot! Two on, one out and Joey at the plate. Kershaw is gone now, Joey....PLEASE HIT SOMETHING AND GET AT LEAST ONE RUN IN.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 04:27 PM
Janish singles 2 on for Votto looking for redemption.

HeatherC1212
08-30-2009, 04:28 PM
Well, I guess that could work too. At least he finally put the bat on the ball, LOL :laugh:

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 04:29 PM
Votto moves the runners over for Phillips. Need a big hit here Brandon.

jojo
08-30-2009, 04:31 PM
Votto moves the runners over for Phillips. Need a big hit here Brandon.

Sherrill is death to lefties.....thats a moral victory for Votto.

jojo
08-30-2009, 04:33 PM
Those two runs would've been a boost....

HeatherC1212
08-30-2009, 04:34 PM
Sherrill is death to lefties.....thats a moral victory for Votto.

I agree. I watched him with Baltimore and he was brutal on them in the AL too. :eek:

I like keeping Masset in here for the 9th.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 04:34 PM
Phillips flied out to end the inning. Masset remains for the 9th. Blake flies out for 1 out.

HeatherC1212
08-30-2009, 04:37 PM
Was the third base coach landing a plane with those arm motions a few moments ago? :laugh:

HeatherC1212
08-30-2009, 04:39 PM
Wow, Joey may not have a hit in this game but his defense is shining quite brightly today. Nice play there to keep the double play set.

WORD!!!! That's what I'm talking about!! :D

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 04:42 PM
Feeling like a walk off for the Reds here.

HeatherC1212
08-30-2009, 04:43 PM
Boy would I love to see Laynce hit one out here.....

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 04:44 PM
Rolen taps to the pitcher, 1 down.

HeatherC1212
08-30-2009, 04:46 PM
That seemed way high. How was that a strike?! :eek:

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 04:47 PM
Nix K's on a good pitch, he however disagrees.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 04:47 PM
Darnell could be the hero of the day.

Tom Servo
08-30-2009, 04:48 PM
Free baseball for everyone.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 04:48 PM
Darnell K's, extra baseball.

HeatherC1212
08-30-2009, 04:49 PM
Free baseball now. Top of the 10th with you know you leading off for the Dodgers.

And no matter what happens in this game, aside from like one inning yesterday, we've played the Dodgers tough this weekend and I give the guys some props for playing so hard against a tough team.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 04:52 PM
Burton continues to rock the Amish beard.

Tom Servo
08-30-2009, 04:52 PM
Jared Burton = Mose

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_gZ18TgcVF2w/R9k2V8I_jjI/AAAAAAAABhg/Z48oQTX8eGc/s400/Mose+II.JPG

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 04:53 PM
I gotta believe Burton is pitching for a spot next season here.

HeatherC1212
08-30-2009, 04:54 PM
Wow, that gets by Rolen and it's a double for sure. That could have been SO much worse!

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 04:54 PM
Rolen saves extra bases, guy plays some good D.

HeatherC1212
08-30-2009, 04:55 PM
Double play!!! Two outs now. :D

Tom Servo
08-30-2009, 04:55 PM
yesiree

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 04:56 PM
Nice job by Janish to take it himself instead of flipping to Phillips.

HeatherC1212
08-30-2009, 04:56 PM
I feel like Mark Loretta has played for a million teams. Wasn't he with Houston either last year or just earlier this year?

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 04:57 PM
Janish threw in the 90's at Rice, Votto's hand must sting on some of those throws.

HeatherC1212
08-30-2009, 04:58 PM
Janish threw in the 90's at Rice, Votto's hand must sting on some of those throws.

Maybe that's why he wears a glove underneath his other glove, LOL :laugh:

Nice job by Burton to get out of that inning with no damage. :)

Tony Cloninger
08-30-2009, 04:59 PM
Steve Lyons on the LA broadcast just said.. Duck farts. On that hit by ML. Yes...he said it.

nate
08-30-2009, 04:59 PM
yesiree

Nice!

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 04:59 PM
I feel like Mark Loretta has played for a million teams. Wasn't he with Houston either last year or just earlier this year?

He signed with the Dodgers in Dec of 2008, played previously with the Stros.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 05:01 PM
Kuo on for the Dodgers to face Corky.

11larkin11
08-30-2009, 05:01 PM
Corky porn stache????

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 05:02 PM
Corky K's

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 05:03 PM
Corky porn stache????

How about a Corky Miller pin up calendar. :beerme:

HeatherC1212
08-30-2009, 05:04 PM
He signed with the Dodgers in Dec of 2008, played previously with the Stros.

Thanks.

Nice hit by Drew! :)

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 05:04 PM
Wlad K's, first two batters K and Stubbs has another 2 hit game.

HeatherC1212
08-30-2009, 05:05 PM
I'm calling it now...Joey hits the walk off HR in the top of the 11th. ;)

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 05:05 PM
Janish first pitch swinging pops out on the edge of the infield.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 05:07 PM
The Amish one continues against Kemp.

PuffyPig
08-30-2009, 05:08 PM
I'm calling it now...Joey hits the walk off HR in the top of the 11th. ;)

I'll bet that no one hits any walk off HR in the top of any inning ever.

TheNext44
08-30-2009, 05:08 PM
Uh-oh, Burton's in.

HeatherC1212
08-30-2009, 05:09 PM
I'll bet that no one hits any walk off HR in the top of any inning ever.

Bottom of the 11th....I hate when I mistype, LOL :laugh: :bang:

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 05:11 PM
Burton walks Kemp and Blake is up.

Bob Borkowski
08-30-2009, 05:11 PM
I feel like Mark Loretta has played for a million teams. Wasn't he with Houston either last year or just earlier this year?

A complete listing is:

Milwaukee in AL
Milwaukee in NL (same team)
Houston
San Diego
Boston
Houston (again)
LA Dodgers

Hey, I'd say you were right, Heather! :)

HeatherC1212
08-30-2009, 05:11 PM
BRUTAL strike zone there. :eek:

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 05:12 PM
That pitch looked good there.

Chip R
08-30-2009, 05:12 PM
Jared Burton = Mose

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_gZ18TgcVF2w/R9k2V8I_jjI/AAAAAAAABhg/Z48oQTX8eGc/s400/Mose+II.JPG

LOL!

HeatherC1212
08-30-2009, 05:13 PM
Double play still there after a force out at second.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 05:13 PM
Janish gets the force at second, almost got two if not for the slip.

TheNext44
08-30-2009, 05:14 PM
Janish is not having the greatest day in the field. I guess he figures he makes up for it with his bat.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 05:17 PM
Loney continues to battle Burton, singles to center. 2 on 1 out.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 05:20 PM
Burton dealing to Martin, fly out to Stubbs. Blake tags to third.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 05:21 PM
Burton retires Orlando to get out of the inning.

HeatherC1212
08-30-2009, 05:21 PM
OK, this is getting a little too scary for me. Hit one out Joey and let us all breathe again, LOL :laugh:

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 05:24 PM
McDonald on to pitch, not Darnell but his cousin James.

HeatherC1212
08-30-2009, 05:25 PM
Joey is hating life right now, LMAO :laugh:

WVRedsFan
08-30-2009, 05:25 PM
Will there be anhyone to pitch tomorrow (day-nite double double) if we continue inning after inning? This is not a good situation at all.

Joey with 4 K's. Wowzers!

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 05:25 PM
Rough day at the plate for Votto, sombrero time 4 k's.

WVRedsFan
08-30-2009, 05:27 PM
George says 16 K's and counting today.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 05:27 PM
Shadows creeping in on the plate, could be hard to see in a few.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 05:27 PM
George says 16 K's and counting today.

Kershaw was dealing today.

HeatherC1212
08-30-2009, 05:28 PM
Ok, I don't even care who wins anymore.....someone end this game so we have people left to play and pitch tomorrow. :eek:

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 05:28 PM
Phillips K's, McDonald James type is looking good.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 05:29 PM
Rolen sends one to left for a single. Sutton ph's for Burton.

HeatherC1212
08-30-2009, 05:29 PM
Rolen gets a hit. I'd almost rather have Micah up to pinch hit than Sutton but maybe he'll prove me wrong.

WVRedsFan
08-30-2009, 05:29 PM
Good at-bat for Rolen resulting in a hit. Who's left to drive him in? Nobody.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 05:31 PM
Rolen nailed at second as Rolen tries to advance on a ball in the dirt.

HeatherC1212
08-30-2009, 05:31 PM
Not a bad try by Rolen with the wild-ish pitch but he's out at second. :(

*sings* "This is the game that never ends...yes it goes on and on my friend." :eek:

WVRedsFan
08-30-2009, 05:32 PM
on to the 12th on Rolen's CS. I imagine impatience was the culprit there. I would guess it's frustrating to bat on this team knowing there are really only a couple of players you can count on.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 05:33 PM
Coco vs. ManRam to start the inning.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 05:34 PM
Shadow right on top of the plate now.

PuffyPig
08-30-2009, 05:34 PM
Ok, I don't even care who wins anymore.....someone end this game so we have people left to play and pitch tomorrow. :eek:


We could send down a pitcher who's used today down to the minors and bring them back up Tuesday when the rosters expand.

11larkin11
08-30-2009, 05:35 PM
I would send Burton and Maloney down tomorrow, Ramirez and Cueto up. If Herrerra or Fisher pitch extensively in this game, I'd swap one of them for LeCure for a day or two. We are really going to need some bullpen help tomorrow.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 05:35 PM
Manny draws the walk from Cordero.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 05:37 PM
Furcal flies to left.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 05:38 PM
We have a Juan Castro sighting as he steps in vs. CoCo. George remembering his great career with the Reds.

WVRedsFan
08-30-2009, 05:38 PM
Isn't Cueto pitching the second game tomorrow?

Codero trying to walk Juan Freaking Castro. Sad.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 05:39 PM
Castro's revenge on RedsZone. Double to left.

WVRedsFan
08-30-2009, 05:40 PM
Get behind on a hitter even of Castro's meager ability and you give up a double.

Like throwing gasoline on an open fire, Cordero is as usual.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 05:41 PM
IBB delivered by CoCo. Loaded for Kemp.

11larkin11
08-30-2009, 05:42 PM
Rosales/Tatum-Darnell-Corky to hit in the 12th. This games over

HeatherC1212
08-30-2009, 05:42 PM
Game over.

reds44
08-30-2009, 05:42 PM
I'm watching.

Stop the presses.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 05:43 PM
Sac Fly by Kemp 3-2 game.

CTA513
08-30-2009, 05:43 PM
Batters are hitting over .350 against Cordero this month.

PuffyPig
08-30-2009, 05:44 PM
Get behind on a hitter even of Castro's meager ability and you give up a double.

Like throwing gasoline on an open fire, Cordero is as usual.

I didn't realize that Cordero had been so bad. It's amazing that we've yet to lose a game all year when leading after 8.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 05:45 PM
Broxton has 5 blown saves on the year, so ya never know.

WVRedsFan
08-30-2009, 05:45 PM
Maybe it's for the best with two games tomorrow.

durl
08-30-2009, 05:46 PM
Call me crazy, but I believe Cordero would be more effective today if he could throw more into the strike zone. 16 strikes and 16 balls. That ain't gonna get the job done.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 05:47 PM
Cordero escapes further damage.

WVRedsFan
08-30-2009, 05:48 PM
I didn't realize that Cordero had been so bad. It's amazing that we've yet to lose a game all year when leading after 8.

Lately, he's been horrible. I guess the fact that it wasn't a lead and wasn't the 8th inning means he didn't pitch badly -- or that giving up hit after hit (and walk after walk) in his perfomances, barely eeking out the save doesn't mean anything. He's obviously tired or just is having an off period. Either way, he's not been pitching well.

WVRedsFan
08-30-2009, 05:49 PM
Call me crazy, but I believe Cordero would be more effective today if he could throw more into the strike zone. 16 strikes and 16 balls. That ain't gonna get the job done.

He rarely throws a strike. His pitches move so much. Patience is the key for the batter when CoCo pitches.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 05:49 PM
Batters are hitting over .350 against Cordero this month.

17 hits in his last 10 innings not including today.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 05:50 PM
Rosales leads it off vs. Broxton.

CTA513
08-30-2009, 05:50 PM
Cordero has thrown 90 pitches over his last 3 outings (2.2 innings).

:eek:

11larkin11
08-30-2009, 05:51 PM
I blame nothing on coco. He's been way overused. There were many more options down there today. I bet he goes both games tomorrow too, lead or not.

WVRedsFan
08-30-2009, 05:52 PM
Rosales walks

HeatherC1212
08-30-2009, 05:52 PM
Well, we got someone on the bases. I guess that's something.

Cordero should be off limits for both games tomorrow. :eek:

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 05:52 PM
Rosales on with a walk.

reds44
08-30-2009, 05:52 PM
Rosales runs.

Kc61
08-30-2009, 05:52 PM
Lately, he's been horrible. I guess the fact that it wasn't a lead and wasn't the 8th inning means he didn't pitch badly -- or that giving up hit after hit (and walk after walk) in his perfomances, barely eeking out the save doesn't mean anything. He's obviously tired or just is having an off period. Either way, he's not been pitching well.

Cordero has been way, way overused lately. Fifth game in six days. Many of them with high pitch counts. IMO he shouldn't have been used today. And with a doubleheader tomorrow.

Today was unfortunate because they had to use Massett and Burton for multiple innings. I would have used Herrera or Fisher that last inning, but with Ramirez coming up Dusty went for Coco. I disagree with that move.

The Reds had better watch this situation. They traded Weathers and Roenicke and are now playing a lot of extra inning games. Double header tomorrow. I remember when Coffey was used heavily by Narron and it took him a long time to recover.

Coco hasn't been good lately, but to me he looks like a tired and overworked pitcher.

reds44
08-30-2009, 05:52 PM
That was ball 1.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 05:53 PM
Broxton can be wild, Dusty needs to let McDonald take a pitch before bunting.

reds44
08-30-2009, 05:54 PM
No George, that wasn't a foul.

He got the runner over?

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 05:54 PM
Rosales advances to second on McDonalds K

jojo
08-30-2009, 05:54 PM
Cordero has been way, way overused lately. Fifth game in six days. Many of them with high pitch counts. There is no way he should have been used today. And with a doubleheader tomorrow.

Today was unfortunate because they had to use Massett and Burton for multiple innings. I would have used Herrera or Fisher that last inning, but with Ramirez coming up Dusty went for Coco. I disagree with that move.

The Reds had better watch this situation. They traded Weathers and Roenicke and are now playing a lot of extra inning games. Double header tomorrow. I remember when Coffey was used heavily by Narron and it took him a long time to recover.

Coco hasn't been good lately, but to me he looks like a tired and overworked pitcher.

Extras today was the worst case scenario during the pregrame strategizing meeting today...

VR
08-30-2009, 05:55 PM
I'd have him steal 3rd.

HeatherC1212
08-30-2009, 05:56 PM
No George, that wasn't a foul.

He got the runner over?

It was a passed ball after the strike out.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 05:58 PM
Broxton reminds me of the kid in The Natural that came on to face Hobbs. Big country strong pitcher.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 05:59 PM
I'd have him steal 3rd.

Chris agrees.

reds44
08-30-2009, 05:59 PM
Wow, what an AB by Miller.

Kc61
08-30-2009, 05:59 PM
Extras today was the worst case scenario during the pregrame strategizing meeting today...

I'm sure it was. Tough situation, but there were still other alternatives.

I'd feel differently if tomorrow was an off day, or even a single game.

I'm no pitching coach but Coco seems to be shortarming the ball, not his usual fluid delivery.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 05:59 PM
Corky pin up Miller walks. Broxton is known for his wildness.

Ron Madden
08-30-2009, 06:00 PM
Like to see Balintine blast one here.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 06:00 PM
Homer on to pinch run for Miller, could be interesting.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 06:01 PM
Wlad needs to show that patience here he has been working on.

mth123
08-30-2009, 06:03 PM
Wlad saw his life flash before his eyes.

HeatherC1212
08-30-2009, 06:04 PM
Drew Stubbs was a hero before at the end of a game....dare we hope he can do it again? :eek:

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 06:04 PM
Wlad K's down to there final out here.

Kc61
08-30-2009, 06:05 PM
Wlad fans. Reds setting some kind of strikeout record today, and I don't mean their pitchers.

Frustrating game but you're going to lose at some point if you can't hit the ball.

Maybe Stubbs can do something. Last gasp.

11larkin11
08-30-2009, 06:06 PM
Will Stubbs be K number 20?

Edit: Yes

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 06:07 PM
Stubbs K's to end it.

Kc61
08-30-2009, 06:07 PM
Twenty strike outs. I can't wait for this season to be over.

HeatherC1212
08-30-2009, 06:08 PM
I said it before and I feel like I need to say it again: I give the Reds a lot of credit for playing the Dodgers tough all weekend. Aside from one or two horrible innings yesterday, the Reds gave them a big battle in this series and that's not too bad at all. I'd much rather have the win but it's a small victory for this team to have given the Dodgers a hard time in this series.

jojo
08-30-2009, 06:09 PM
I'm sure it was. Tough situation, but there were still other alternatives.

I'd feel differently if tomorrow was an off day, or even a single game.

I'm no pitching coach but Coco seems to be shortarming the ball, not his usual fluid delivery.

Five outings in 6 games is tough.

Ron Madden
08-30-2009, 06:10 PM
This offense makes too many outs no matter what kind of outs they are.

KoryMac5
08-30-2009, 06:15 PM
Tough game to lose after playing the Dodgers tight. At least we know the boys on the field haven't quit yet.

jojo
08-30-2009, 06:18 PM
Tough game to lose after playing the Dodgers tight. At least we know the boys on the field haven't quit yet.

With the exception of yesterday's 7th inning, it was a weekend of baseball worth watching.

Spring~Fields
08-30-2009, 06:23 PM
Final LA Dodgers 3, Cincinnati 2, 12 innings

Scoring Summary
Bot 2nd: Cincinnati
- D. McDonald homered to deep left, S. Rolen scored

Top 5th: LA Dodgers
- M. Kemp homered to deep center
- C. Kershaw singled to shortstop, C. Blake scored, O. Hudson to third

Top 12th: LA Dodgers
- M. Kemp hit sacrifice fly to deep center, M. Ramirez scored, J. Castro to third

Dodgers Batting
2B - J Castro (4, F Cordero); A Ethier (35, B Arroyo).

HR - M Kemp (21, 5th inning off B Arroyo 0 on, 0 Out).

SF - M Kemp.

RBI - M Kemp 2 (85), C Kershaw (2).

2-out RBI - C Kershaw.

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - R Furcal 1, M Kemp 1, C Blake 3, O Hudson 1.

GIDP - R Furcal, J Loney, O Hudson.

Team LOB - 11.

Base Running
SB - A Ethier (6, 2nd base off F Cordero/C Miller).

Fielding
PB - R Martin

Reds Batting
HR - D McDonald (1, 2nd inning off C Kershaw 1 on, 2 Out).

RBI - D McDonald 2 (4).

2-out RBI - D McDonald 2.

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - D Stubbs 1, B Phillips 2, J Gomes 1.

Team LOB - 8.

Base Running
SB - B Phillips (21, 3rd base off C Kershaw/R Martin).

CS - S Rolen (1, 2nd base by C Kershaw/R Martin).

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

Pitching


IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
C. Kershaw 7.0 4 2 2 2 11 1 1.25 2.94
G. Sherrill 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.19 0.00
R. Troncoso 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.34 2.61
H. Kuo 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1.23 3.38
J. McDonald 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1.44 4.03 (W, 4-3)
J. Broxton 1.0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0.99 2.79 (S, 29)


IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
B. Arroyo 7.1 6 2 2 2 3 1 1.36 4.35
A. Rhodes 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.16 2.72
N. Masset 1.1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1.08 2.78
J. Burton 2.0 3 0 0 1 0 0 1.55 5.10
F. Cordero 1.0 1 1 1 2 0 0 1.33 2.36 (L, 2-4)


IBB - A Ethier (by F Cordero).

Pitches-strikes - G Sherrill 20-14; R Troncoso 14-9; H Kuo 9-8; J McDonald 17-11; J Broxton 27-13; C Kershaw 105-73; A Rhodes 3-2; N Masset 16-10; J Burton 42-28; F Cordero 33-17; B Arroyo 103-69.

Ground balls-fly balls - G Sherrill 3-1; R Troncoso 1-0; H Kuo 0-1; J McDonald 1-0; J Broxton 0-0; C Kershaw 2-8; A Rhodes 0-1; N Masset 2-1; J Burton 4-2; F Cordero 0-3; B Arroyo 13-8.

Batters faced - G Sherrill 5; R Troncoso 3; H Kuo 4; J McDonald 3; J Broxton 5; C Kershaw 26; A Rhodes 1; N Masset 5; J Burton 9; F Cordero 6; B Arroyo 29.

Spring~Fields
08-30-2009, 06:27 PM
With the exception of yesterday's 7th inning, it was a weekend of baseball worth watching.

You know, you're right, it was a good weekend of baseball, very enjoyable and a good time.

Spring~Fields
08-30-2009, 06:34 PM
Cordero has thrown 90 pitches over his last 3 outings (2.2 innings).

:eek:

Is that good or bad use of the very expensive pitcher?

Cordero Games Log
http://espn.go.com/mlb/players/gamelog?playerId=4139

BCubb2003
08-30-2009, 07:17 PM
Is that good or bad use of the very expensive pitcher?

Cordero Games Log
http://espn.go.com/mlb/players/gamelog?playerId=4139

When he gets to 100 pitches, take him out.

WVRedsFan
08-30-2009, 08:14 PM
It was a good weekend of baseball with Cincy being in the two bookend games and in the middle game until the middle. Not bad, but not good enough. The Reds scored 10 runs total in the series. When your lineup starts with .212 and follows with .228 (that's ..255 and .299 for you OBP fanatics), you're two outs before you can say anything. The middle is better at .312, .264, .273, and .281, but you end with .203 and .214. If Votto gets on, they you've got a chance or if you begin a inning with Votto and have to get through Phillips, Rolen, and Gomes, you might produce a run. Otherwise, you're screwed unless someone hits a HR. Tough stuff.

The Reds, in order to win more games, must find a leadoff hitter, a hitting shortstop, and a power hitting outfielder. If not, this is your Cincinnati Reds for 2010.

HokieRed
08-30-2009, 08:44 PM
WV, I just don't see us finding/affording all those things. As a backup plan I suggest one SP to solidify the rotation and one bat.

WVRedsFan
08-31-2009, 02:44 AM
WV, I just don't see us finding/affording all those things. As a backup plan I suggest one SP to solidify the rotation and one bat.

I know. That was a wish list and don't even think the SP and the bat will happen. We're going with:

1B - Votto
2B - Phillips
3B - Rolen
SS - Janish
LF - Gomes/Nix
CF - Dickerson/Stubbs
RF - Bruce
C - Hannigan - Scrub

SP - Harang
SP - Arroyo
SP - Cueto
SP - Bailey
SP - Owings

RP - What you see now

That's the 2010 Reds. May God have mercy on us all.

WMR
08-31-2009, 03:20 AM
I know. That was a wish list and don't even think the SP and the bat will happen. We're going with:

1B - Votto
2B - Phillips
3B - Rolen
SS - Janish
LF - Gomes/Nix
CF - Dickerson/Stubbs
RF - Bruce
C - Hannigan - Scrub

SP - Harang
SP - Arroyo
SP - Cueto
SP - Bailey
SP - Owings

RP - What you see now

That's the 2010 Reds. May God have mercy on us all.

Step 1: Acquire Scotty Rolen
Step 2: ???????????????????
Step 3: World Series :dancingco