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Tom Servo
08-31-2009, 07:34 PM
Reds can win 2 games in one day! That's more than we've won in a lot of weeks!

Stubbs CF
Janish SS
Votto 1B
Phillips 2B
Rolen 3B
Gomes RF
McDonald LF
Miller C
Cueto P

nate
08-31-2009, 08:11 PM
Chat is open!

Tom Servo
08-31-2009, 08:16 PM
Cueto gave up a 2 out double to Jones but comes back to K Doumit. 2 K's, no runs.

WVRedsFan
08-31-2009, 08:18 PM
Old McDonald? Wow.

Cueto looked like Cueto in the 1st.

Tom Servo
08-31-2009, 08:19 PM
Yet another hit for Stubbs.

Tom Servo
08-31-2009, 08:24 PM
Janish with a fantastic at-bat. Goes to 3-2 and he doubles down the left field line to score Stubbs. 1-0 Reds.

Tom Servo
08-31-2009, 08:28 PM
Janish advances to 3rd on a Votto GO and scores on a BP single. 2-0 Reds.


Rolen singles and BP goes to 2nd. 2 on, 1 out.

Scrap Irony
08-31-2009, 08:30 PM
Stubbs has played well so far, following a pattern wherein he does well early at each level. Good to see. Hope he continues to play like this. He certainly adds an element of adequacy-- offensively and defensively-- not seen since... Cameron roamed CF for the Reds?

He certainly looks like Cameron out there. His range is ridiculous and his arm is well above average. He can steal 50 bases right now on speed alone.

The only question is his bat.

Tom Servo
08-31-2009, 08:32 PM
Gomes with a ground ruled double. BP scores and Rolen to third. 3-0 Reds.


Old McDonald ends the consecutive hits. E-I-E-I-K. 2 out.


Corky walks, bases juiced for Cueto.

WVRedsFan
08-31-2009, 08:37 PM
Miller with a good AB leading to the bases loaded for Cueto. Johnny be good!

Tom Servo
08-31-2009, 08:39 PM
lol Cueto thought he was caught looking but it's called a ball.

Tom Servo
08-31-2009, 08:40 PM
Johnny K's. 3-0 Reds after one inning.

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 08:41 PM
lol Cueto thought he was caught looking but it's called a ball.

I thought for sure the Pirates would have raised heck over that call. Everyone in the bldg. thought that was a strike.

penantboundreds
08-31-2009, 08:47 PM
Is anyone getting the audio for the HD broadcast?

HeatherC1212
08-31-2009, 08:50 PM
The guys in the dugout had some good laughs at poor Cueto's expense during that part of his at bat, LOL :laugh:

Johnny looks pretty good tonight. That's nice to see from him. :)

HeatherC1212
08-31-2009, 09:02 PM
Another nice inning by Cueto and that was a great play by Rolen. :)

nate
08-31-2009, 09:02 PM
Rolen sure does make it look easy.

HeatherC1212
08-31-2009, 09:04 PM
HR Brandon!! :jump:

HeatherC1212
08-31-2009, 09:09 PM
McDonald buys himself another game with a hit. ;)

You know, he doesn't look like the same player that was here at the beginning of the season but maybe that's just my opinion. He's doing all right so good for him. :)

PuffyPig
08-31-2009, 09:18 PM
McDonald buys himself another game with a hit. ;)

You know, he doesn't look like the same player that was here at the beginning of the season but maybe that's just my opinion. He's doing all right so good for him. :)


While MacDonald is a very bad player by major league standards, he's no where near as bad as he looked earlier this season.

No one can be.

He'll get some hits and play some D. Just don't expect much.

HeatherC1212
08-31-2009, 09:29 PM
Joey is definitely going through another rough patch. :(

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 09:33 PM
Remains 4-0 Reds heading in to top of the 5th. Cueto still on the hill at 70 pitches.

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 09:34 PM
Moss grounds out to Rolen 1 out.

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 09:35 PM
Cedeno pops to BP 2 down.

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 09:37 PM
Cueto continues to roll through the Pittsburgh order.

lollipopcurve
08-31-2009, 09:38 PM
Mostly fastballs and changeups from Cueto tonight -- love it. Seemed like he didn't even have a changeup for a long stretch earlier this year -- it was all fastball slider. Now they've gotten him off that dependence on the slider and it's made a nice difference. Credit to Pole or whomever.

Scrap Irony
08-31-2009, 09:38 PM
Cueto, after a rest, has resumed pitching well.

Makes Winter Ball unlikely, I'd hope.

HeatherC1212
08-31-2009, 09:39 PM
That HR is going to be reviewed but it could have stayed fair. Wow, I think it went OVER the foul pole!!! :eek:

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 09:39 PM
Phillips sends one deep, but hold the phone may be foul. Premature firework celebration.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2009, 09:39 PM
Well....was it fair? Brandon with another dinger....maybe.

<---- No video, just listening tonight.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2009, 09:42 PM
Foul ball. Durnit.

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 09:42 PM
Looks like a foul ball by the replay. Home plate umpire agrees.

HeatherC1212
08-31-2009, 09:43 PM
Foul ball and with that ruling, Brandon hits a single up the middle. :D

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2009, 09:43 PM
Take THAT video reviewer. Single up the middle. 3 for 3 for Phillips. Nice.

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 09:43 PM
Phillips trades his foul ball homer for a single.

Tom Servo
08-31-2009, 09:44 PM
Should have just given him the homer. Like a bank error in your favor card in Monopoly.

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 09:47 PM
Rolen skied to CF. Gomes up.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2009, 09:47 PM
Wow, just saw this. Pettite working on an El Perfecto. 7 innings done.

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 09:48 PM
Gomes walks, McDonald up.

HeatherC1212
08-31-2009, 09:49 PM
Maholm settled down pretty well and it would be great to get him out of the game in this inning. It may be his last one anyway since he's over a hundred pitches now.

Edit: Oh gracious, don't let Pettite throw a freaking no hitter against the O's. They all ready had one thrown against them by a Red Sox guy. They don't need one against a Yankee too. :bang: :eek:

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 09:50 PM
BP may be thinking about swiping third here.

HeatherC1212
08-31-2009, 09:52 PM
Bummer, foul ball.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2009, 09:52 PM
Jerry Hairston Jr. blows the perfect game. Boots a grounder at third.

HeatherC1212
08-31-2009, 09:53 PM
Wow, double steal! :D

Tom Servo
08-31-2009, 09:53 PM
Double steal.

BCubb2003
08-31-2009, 09:53 PM
Error by Jerry Hairston Jr. spoils perfect game.

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 09:53 PM
Phillips and Gomes execute a double steal 3-2 to McDonald.

HeatherC1212
08-31-2009, 09:53 PM
Jerry Hairston Jr. blows the perfect game. Boots a grounder at third.

Thanks Jerry!! Now can an Oriole please get a HIT?! :eek:

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 09:55 PM
Darnell K's after a few good hacks. Miller flies to LF.

Reds Fanatic
08-31-2009, 09:55 PM
Thanks Jerry!! Now can an Oriole please get a HIT?! :eek:Markakis just singled to break up the no-hitter

Brutus
08-31-2009, 09:55 PM
Markakis ruins the no-no.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2009, 09:56 PM
And now the no-hitter is gone. Nick Markakis with a single to wreck it.

HeatherC1212
08-31-2009, 09:58 PM
McCutchen is a pest. :(

THANK YOU NICK!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 09:58 PM
Cueto is still in to start the 6th 84 pitches. Gives up a homer to McCutchen. All for Cueto as the Dude is coming to get him.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2009, 09:59 PM
McCutchen is a pest. :(

Yep, but he IS gonna be one heck of a player I think.

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 10:00 PM
Looks like Daniel Ray time as he was warming in the pen. Good night for Cueto, nice to see him getting things figured out.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2009, 10:00 PM
Crud, lost WLW now.

A little pbp would be appreciated

HeatherC1212
08-31-2009, 10:01 PM
Crud, lost WLW now.

A little pbp would be appreciated

We got you covered. Have no fear! :D


Yep, but he IS gonna be one heck of a player I think.

Yeah, that's why I think he's a pest, LOL :laugh:

HeatherC1212
08-31-2009, 10:02 PM
Nice play by Janish for the first out of the inning.

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 10:02 PM
Janish with a nice play ranging to his left and gunning down Young.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2009, 10:03 PM
We got you covered. Have no fear! :D



Thanks Heather.

HeatherC1212
08-31-2009, 10:05 PM
Grounded back to Herrera and he flips to Joey for the second out.

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 10:05 PM
Jones taps back to the mound 2 down.

HeatherC1212
08-31-2009, 10:05 PM
Doumit hits a single to RF.

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 10:06 PM
Honestly I don't care what celeb. Corky looks like. Give it a rest Thom.

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 10:07 PM
Nobody is getting the outside edge tonight.

HeatherC1212
08-31-2009, 10:08 PM
Double by Pearce and Doumit scores a run.

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 10:09 PM
Daniel Ray running into some trouble in this inning.

HeatherC1212
08-31-2009, 10:09 PM
Another single. UGH....Pirates on the corners now.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2009, 10:10 PM
Yikes. Doesn't sound like DRH is fooling many tonight.

HeatherC1212
08-31-2009, 10:11 PM
Yikes. Doesn't sound like DRH is fooling many tonight.

He's getting a tough strike zone right now too IMO which doesn't help much.

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 10:11 PM
Yikes. Doesn't sound like DRH is fooling many tonight.

He continues to have trouble with righties.

HeatherC1212
08-31-2009, 10:12 PM
Another hit. One run game now. :(

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 10:13 PM
DRH gives up another run 4-3 game now. Dusty goes to Masset in the pen. Reds relievers are tanked.

HeatherC1212
08-31-2009, 10:13 PM
DRH coming out, Masset coming in.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2009, 10:13 PM
He continues to have trouble with righties.

They're pulling him? Leave him in to face a righty, but pull him with a lefty coming up? That's an odd move to say the least.

HeatherC1212
08-31-2009, 10:16 PM
One pitch and Masset ends the inning. WE NEED MORE RUNS NOW!

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2009, 10:16 PM
Just checked...it's what I thought.

Right handers hitting .336 off Herrera
Lefties hitting .202

Don't get the timing of this pitching change.

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 10:17 PM
They're pulling him? Leave him in to face a righty, but pull him with a lefty coming up? That's an odd move to say the least.

Chris stated on the broadcast that DRH was leaving a lot of pitches up in the zone. He felt it could be a sign of fatigue. Looked to me like he was laboring out there. He's around 54 innings for the season I think his high in the minors was 65 or so.

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 10:19 PM
Denny Bautista on to face the Reds. We haven't been real lucky against relievers lately, but he's not a Dodger.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2009, 10:20 PM
But couldn't you tell he was struggling prior to facing his last batter? If you're even considering pulling him, you do it with a right hander at the plate, right? If you're unsure but a lefty's due up...you give him the benefit of the doubt. At least that's the way I'd look at it.

And I'm not one for calling out Dusty either. I think he's handled the staff beautifully. Just don't get the timing on that one.

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 10:21 PM
Wlad walks umpire takes one off the noggin.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2009, 10:21 PM
Game day says injury delay. What happened?

~edit~ Nevermind. Thanks Kory

HeatherC1212
08-31-2009, 10:21 PM
Ouch! That had to hurt the ump. He got hit by a pitch right in his facemask. :eek:

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2009, 10:24 PM
BTW Heather...the shutout's gone too. 5-1 Yanks.

Melvin Mora dinger

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 10:25 PM
But couldn't you tell he was struggling prior to facing his last batter? If you're even considering pulling him, you do it with a right hander at the plate, right? If you're unsure but a lefty's due up...you give him the benefit of the doubt. At least that's the way I'd look at it.

And I'm not one for calling out Dusty either. I think he's handled the staff beautifully. Just don't get the timing on that one.

It's hard to get inside Dusty's head I just think he wanted to get an inning out of DRH and not go to Masset. When Pitts scored to go 4-3 he may have felt like he wanted to stop the momentum and bring Masset in who has been his stopper in tight spots.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2009, 10:27 PM
I'm afraid to say something (thinking I'll jinx him or something), but Janish has looked VERY comfortable at the plate of late. How many 2 hit games has he had recently. Quite a few it seems.

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 10:27 PM
Bautista slowing this game down to a crawl.

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 10:29 PM
I'm afraid to say something (thinking I'll jinx him or something), but Janish has looked VERY comfortable at the plate of late. How many 2 hit games has he had recently. Quite a few it seems.

JINX Strike em out throw em out.

HeatherC1212
08-31-2009, 10:29 PM
BTW Heather...the shutout's gone too. 5-1 Yanks.

Melvin Mora dinger

Thanks! I can only keep track of so much at one time on a Monday, LOL :laugh:

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 10:30 PM
Masset continues here for the Reds.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2009, 10:31 PM
Aug. 23 2 for 4
25th 2-6
26th 1-5
27th 2-4
28th 0-5
29th 2-5
30th 2-5
31st game 1 0-1
31st game 2 2-4

That's some nice production out of the SS. Hope he continues with it.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2009, 10:31 PM
JINX Strike em out throw em out.

DAMN! I knew I should've waited until his AB was over.

My bad guys. *lowers head in shame*

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 10:32 PM
1 out as Rolen catches one in foul ground on the edge of the dugout.

HeatherC1212
08-31-2009, 10:32 PM
Ramirez pitched very well with the Reds last year. Why not let him pitch an inning or two in this game? How did he do with Louisville this year?

HeatherC1212
08-31-2009, 10:32 PM
DAMN! I knew I should've waited until his AB was over.

My bad guys. *lowers head in shame*

It's all right. We won't hold it against you. Just don't do it again. ;)

Two outs now, one to go. Didn't Masset only throw like four pitches yesterday? Why would it be bad to use him here?

Edit: And Masset tells all the Pirates to SIT.DOWN. Bottom of the 7th now. :D

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 10:33 PM
Masset schools young McCutchen.

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 10:34 PM
Masset with another K. He looked real sharp that inning with a great breaking ball.

Kc61
08-31-2009, 10:35 PM
Terrific outing by Massett. He just mowed them down that inning. Still I guess Dusty will pull him now.

My guess, by process of elimination, is that Burton will go the eighth. Whether Coco pitches the ninth will depend on the score. If it's a one run game still, he probably will pitch.

Would be nice for Reds to open a lead and protect this bullpen a little.

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 10:37 PM
Votto K's for the first out.

HeatherC1212
08-31-2009, 10:37 PM
Joey needs a hug. I volunteer to head downtown and take that one for the team. ;)

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 10:39 PM
Phillips looking for his 4th hit of the night. No luck bounces to short.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2009, 10:40 PM
Joey needs a hug. I volunteer to head downtown and take that one for the team. ;)

*sigh* Heather, you need help. :O)

HeatherC1212
08-31-2009, 10:41 PM
Rolen is just a great ball player. :)

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 10:41 PM
Joey needs a hug. I volunteer to head downtown and take that one for the team. ;)

We could have another RedsZone gathering and give him a huge group hug.

HeatherC1212
08-31-2009, 10:42 PM
*sigh* Heather, you need help. :O)

No, Joey is the one who needs help. I'm just looking out for the team here! :thumbup:

Nice hit by Barker! :)

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2009, 10:42 PM
Terrific outing by Massett. He just mowed them down that inning. Still I guess Dusty will pull him now.

My guess, by process of elimination, is that Burton will go the eighth. Whether Coco pitches the ninth will depend on the score. If it's a one run game still, he probably will pitch.

Would be nice for Reds to open a lead and protect this bullpen a little.

Don't forget, we've got a fresh arm with Ramon Ramirez. I wouldn't be surprised to see him tonight.

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 10:43 PM
Rolen is just a great ball player. :)

He's a lunchbox type player. Comes in does his job and does it well.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2009, 10:43 PM
No, Joey is the one who needs help. I'm just looking out for the team here! :thumbup:

Nice hit by Barker! :)

So nice of you to sacrifice yourself for others. hehehe.

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 10:43 PM
Barker continues to hit a bit. I think he is 5 for 12 now.

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 10:44 PM
Darnell up with runners on 2nd and 3rd.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2009, 10:44 PM
Come on! A little add on wouldn't hurt now guys. Johnny deserves this W!

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 10:47 PM
Darnell K's on a ball in the dirt.

HeatherC1212
08-31-2009, 10:47 PM
So nice of you to sacrifice yourself for others. hehehe.

I do love to volunteer for things, LOL :p:

Rats. We could have used another run or two there.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2009, 10:49 PM
Rhodes in for the 8th

HeatherC1212
08-31-2009, 10:51 PM
I find it amusing that the Reds are leaving Sarasota and it's the Orioles who are the team that's taking their place. I might still go down there someday!

Rhodes takes care of out #1. :)

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 10:51 PM
Rhodes takes Jones to school as he K's.

HeatherC1212
08-31-2009, 10:52 PM
Two outs now.

HeatherC1212
08-31-2009, 10:53 PM
Three outs. Nice job by Rhodes! :)

The Reds need to get more runs in the 8th inning so this isn't a save situation. I don't want to see Coco out there for the 9th. He needs a good day off today.

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 10:54 PM
Pen continues to do work as the Burgh is sent down in order.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2009, 10:54 PM
5-1 Yanks. Final. They got 2 on in the ninth, but Rivera came on and shut the door. I find it absolutely amazing that Mariano has been doing it at such a high level for such a long time. Has there EVER been a reliever even CLOSE to as good as he's been?

Oh, and sorry Heather.

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 10:58 PM
I might send Rhodes back out for the 9th. See if he gets into trouble or not. CoCo is gassed and needs the night off. Plus Rhodes wasn't taxed in the 8th.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2009, 10:59 PM
That's how I'd play it too. Cordero simply HAS to get some downtime.

Kc61
08-31-2009, 10:59 PM
Maybe Harang can pitch the ninth. He's a good candidate in case there's extra innings again.

Man on second base for Reds now, maybe they can get an insurance run and keep Coco on the bench.

Bucs pitcher has a blister or something.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2009, 11:00 PM
Ground rule double to center by Wlad!

~injury delay~

Who?

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 11:00 PM
5-1 Yanks. Final. They got 2 on in the ninth, but Rivera came on and shut the door. I find it absolutely amazing that Mariano has been doing it at such a high level for such a long time. Has there EVER been a reliever even CLOSE to as good as he's been?

Oh, and sorry Heather.

Mo is definitely one of the best ever to close games. Tough to compare him to older guys because the position has changed so much. It will be interesting to see what the Yankees do with him.

Nice to see Wlad with some power.

HeatherC1212
08-31-2009, 11:00 PM
Nice hit by Balentin. :D

Thanks for the update on the O's-Yanks game. I'm fine with a loss. I just didn't want them to get no hit by Pettite! :eek:

HeatherC1212
08-31-2009, 11:01 PM
NO NO TO COCO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bang:

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 11:02 PM
CoCo is warming in the pen.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2009, 11:02 PM
Gameday was showing an injury delay after the Balentien double. Somebody hurt?

HeatherC1212
08-31-2009, 11:02 PM
STUBBS HR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :jump:

I think the Burgh pitcher got a bandaid for his pinky finger. Seriously! :laugh:

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2009, 11:03 PM
STUBBY!!! :jump:

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 11:03 PM
Drew Stubbs has Wally Pip'd Willy T.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2009, 11:03 PM
Now for the love of Pete...sit Coco DOWN!!!!

oneupper
08-31-2009, 11:05 PM
Drew Stubbs has Wally Pip'd Willy T.

Dusty would have played Pipp when he recovered.

HeatherC1212
08-31-2009, 11:05 PM
Now for the love of Pete...sit Coco DOWN!!!!

WORD. And tell the announcers to stop talking about how injury free the bullpen's been before one of them explodes out there tonight. :eek:

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2009, 11:05 PM
I'll get right on that. :O)

HeatherC1212
08-31-2009, 11:05 PM
JOEY.....please do something GOOD in this at bat!!! *pleads* :eek:

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2009, 11:06 PM
Notice I didn't mention anything about Paul during his AB. Works a nice BB.

Kc61
08-31-2009, 11:07 PM
Wonder who pitches the ninth now.

BCubb2003
08-31-2009, 11:09 PM
Wally Pipp had a decent career with the Reds.

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 11:09 PM
Stubbs now has pulled the average up to .246 on the season.

HeatherC1212
08-31-2009, 11:09 PM
Good job Sir Charles. ;)

Kc61
08-31-2009, 11:10 PM
Votto probably could use a day off around now. Give Barker a start at first later in this series.

HeatherC1212
08-31-2009, 11:11 PM
I think Joey is pressing a little now. He wants so badly to do something to help the team and it doesn't always work that way. RELAX Joey! :(

*heads downtown* :p:

Give Barker the start tomorrow since Joey will have played eighteen innings today. I think that would help him out a lot too.

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 11:11 PM
Vottomatic may need a day off to recharge his battery. He's been playing at a pretty constant clip here for awhile now. With Barker up that may happen.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2009, 11:12 PM
Well, I guess Joey was due to have a slump this year. It must be nice to slump this badly and STILL have your average at .300. Tough to complain about anything Votto does. By FAR, my favorite current Red.

Tom Servo
08-31-2009, 11:13 PM
Yeah I'm not in favor of using CoCo here.

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 11:13 PM
Not a fan of this move at all, but I am sending my positive vibes to CoCo.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2009, 11:13 PM
Cordero in for the ninth. We may need MacGyver and his roll of duct tape to keep Cordero's arm from simply dropping off here shortly.

HeatherC1212
08-31-2009, 11:13 PM
Oh boy, Coco on for the save....and he blows away Moss for the first out. Wow, he's apparently got something to prove today!

HeatherC1212
08-31-2009, 11:14 PM
Two outs now....

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2009, 11:15 PM
Making quick work of the Buccos so far.

1 K and a quick flyout.

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 11:15 PM
Lastings Milledge on to PH with 2 outs.

Tom Servo
08-31-2009, 11:16 PM
Single for Millidge.


It begins?

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2009, 11:16 PM
Bite your tongue Tom!

Tom Servo
08-31-2009, 11:17 PM
Nope, popup to Rolen ends it. Reds win 2 today.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2009, 11:17 PM
And this one belongs to the Reds!

HeatherC1212
08-31-2009, 11:17 PM
Wow, Reds win and sweep the doubleheader!!! :jump:

Win for Johnny, save for Coco, and AWESOME job by the bullpen. :D

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 11:17 PM
Reds Win! CoCo shuts the door. Nice job by the pen.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2009, 11:17 PM
I can't remember the last time the Reds swept a DH'er. It seems like it's been forever.

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 11:18 PM
Good job posting tonight folks. Fun positive gamethread.

KoryMac5
08-31-2009, 11:19 PM
I can't remember the last time the Reds swept a DH'er. It seems like it's been forever.

1999

HeatherC1212
08-31-2009, 11:20 PM
Well, he may be tired but Joey still seems in good spirits. That's nice to see and I bet these guys are thrilled to win two games in one day! :D

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2009, 11:20 PM
1999

LOL. Saved me from having to look it up. Good grief. 10 years.

HeatherC1212
08-31-2009, 11:20 PM
Good job posting tonight folks. Fun positive gamethread.

This was a lot of fun and we got a few snarks in here and there too, LOL :lol: :D

Spring~Fields
09-01-2009, 12:01 AM
Final Cincinnati 6, Pittsburgh 3

Scoring Summary
Bot 1st: Cincinnati
- P. Janish doubled to left, D. Stubbs scored
- B. Phillips singled to left, P. Janish scored
- J. Gomes ground rule double to right, B. Phillips scored, S. Rolen to third

Bot 3rd: Cincinnati
- B. Phillips homered to deep center

Top 6th: Pittsburgh
- A. McCutchen homered to deep center
- S. Pearce doubled to deep left center, R. Doumit scored
- R. Cedeno singled to center, S. Pearce scored, B. Moss to second

Bot 8th: Cincinnati
- D. Stubbs homered to deep right, W. Balentien scored

Pirates Batting
2B - G Jones (14, J Cueto); S Pearce (11, D Herrera).

HR - A McCutchen (11, 6th inning off J Cueto 0 on, 0 Out).

RBI - A McCutchen (44), S Pearce (13), R Cedeno (13).

2-out RBI - S Pearce, R Cedeno.

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - R Doumit 1, R Vazquez 1.

Team LOB - 6.

Fielding
DP - 3 (D Young-R Cedeno-S Pearce, R Doumit-D Young, S Jackson-R Cedeno-S Pearce).

Reds Batting
2B - P Janish (10, P Maholm); J Gomes (10, P Maholm); K Barker (1, D Bautista); D McDonald (2, P Maholm); W Balentien (4, J Chavez).

HR - D Stubbs (3, 8th inning off J Chavez 1 on, 1 Out), B Phillips (18, 3rd inning off P Maholm 0 on, 0 Out).

RBI - D Stubbs 2 (6), P Janish (11), B Phillips 2 (81), J Gomes (41).

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - D McDonald 2, C Miller 2, J Cueto 3.

GIDP - J Votto 2.

Team LOB - 9.

Base Running
SB - B Phillips (22, 3rd base off P Maholm/R Doumit), J Gomes (2, 2nd base off P Maholm/R Doumit).

CS - W Balentien (1, 2nd base by D Bautista/R Doumit).

Pitching


IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
P. Maholm 5.0 9 4 4 3 4 1 1.46 4.67 (L, 7-8)
D. Bautista 2.0 2 0 0 1 4 0 0.50 0.00
J. Chavez 0.1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1.33 4.20
S. Jackson 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.60 4.02

Cincinnati
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
J. Cueto 5.0 3 1 1 1 5 1 1.36 4.51 (W, 9-10)
D. Herrera 0.2 4 2 2 0 0 0 1.48 3.00 (H, 7)
N. Masset 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.05 2.67 (H, 10)
A. Rhodes 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.13 2.60
F. Cordero 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.33 2.32 (S, 29)


Pitches-strikes - D Bautista 37-21; J Chavez 20-11; S Jackson 4-3; P Maholm 110-71; N Masset 11-9; A Rhodes 23-15; J Cueto 85-56; D Herrera 25-18.

Ground balls-fly balls - D Bautista 2-0; J Chavez 0-2; S Jackson 1-0; P Maholm 10-6; N Masset 0-2; A Rhodes 0-4; J Cueto 5-6; D Herrera 4-1.

Batters faced - D Bautista 8; J Chavez 4; S Jackson 1; P Maholm 26; N Masset 4; A Rhodes 7; J Cueto 19; D Herrera 6.

Ron Madden
09-01-2009, 04:28 AM
I've been very impressed with Nick Masset this season and also with Paul Janish of late. :)

durl
09-01-2009, 10:18 AM
Over the past 3 games, the 1 & 2 hitters are hitting a combined .407.

Over the past 7 games, they're hitting a combined .318.

And we've won 5 of those 7 games.

LincolnparkRed
09-01-2009, 11:27 AM
Over the past 3 games, the 1 & 2 hitters are hitting a combined .407.

Over the past 7 games, they're hitting a combined .318.

And we've won 5 of those 7 games.

Amazing what not having Votto come up with 2 outs in the first can do for a team

_Sir_Charles_
09-01-2009, 12:39 PM
Amazing what not having Votto come up with 2 outs in the first can do for a team

It would be even MORE amazing if we could do that when Votto's not slumping.

But hey, we won. So it's all good.

durl
09-01-2009, 01:20 PM
It would be even MORE amazing if we could do that when Votto's not slumping.

But hey, we won. So it's all good.

My thoughts exactly.

HeatherC1212
09-01-2009, 03:25 PM
It would be even MORE amazing if we could do that when Votto's not slumping.

But hey, we won. So it's all good.

Joey may need to go back to the high socks for a while, LOL ;)

HokieRed
09-02-2009, 12:28 AM
4 behind Houston. May not matter to a lot of folks but I think it would matter to this team.