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Tom Servo
09-01-2009, 07:40 PM
I'm pretty sure this lineup proves that Dusty pre-orders his lineup cards with the position set and just pencils the names in accordingly. Kevin Barker is seriously our clean-up hitter, in front of Rolen and Gomes? SERIOUSLY?

Stubbs CF
Janish SS
Phillips 2B
Barker 1B
Rolen 3B
Gomes RF
Balentien LF
Tatum C
Lehr P


And the Buccos:
McCutchen CF
Young 2B
Jones RF
Doumit C
Pearce 1B
Milledge LF
LaRoche 3B
Cedeno SS
Morton P

_Sir_Charles_
09-01-2009, 07:58 PM
Barker's a lefty, breaking up the RHs Phillips/Rolen/Gomes.

I know he's a rook, but Barker's put up some VERY nice power numbers this year between here and L'ville.

.417 ba / .500 slg / .917 ops with the Reds (VERY limited playing time)
.285 ba / .551 slg / .927 ops with the Bats (350 ab's)

It's not as bad as you'd think.

PuffyPig
09-01-2009, 08:13 PM
I'm pretty sure this lineup proves that Dusty pre-orders his lineup cards with the position set and just pencils the names in accordingly. Kevin Barker is seriously our clean-up hitter, in front of Rolen and Gomes? SERIOUSLY?

Stubbs CF
Janish SS
Phillips 2B
Barker 1B
Rolen 3B
Gomes RF
Balentien LF
Tatum C
Lehr P


And the Buccos:
McCutchen CF
Young 2B
Jones RF
Doumit C
Pearce 1B
Milledge LF
LaRoche 3B
Cedeno SS
Morton P

If the lineup card was pre-ordered, wouldn't Barker be hitting third?

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 08:14 PM
Lead off walk to McCutchen.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 08:15 PM
Nice move by Lehr, picks off young Andrew.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 08:16 PM
Young flies to Wlad.

nate
09-01-2009, 08:16 PM
Chat is open.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 08:17 PM
I like the looks of some of these young Pirates. Jones singles softly past Phillips.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 08:19 PM
Doumit lines a single to center. Lehr having some trouble early.

TheNext44
09-01-2009, 08:19 PM
Votto should be worried about Barker pulling a Wally Pip. ;-)

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 08:20 PM
Pearce flies to Stubbs a few feet short of the track. Lehr wasn't fooling anyone that inning.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 08:22 PM
Morton is the kid Atlanta got for McClouth. Stubbs grounds to third.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 08:23 PM
Janish works a walk good patience.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 08:25 PM
Brandon "the wrist" Phillips chasing 100 RBI's doubles to deep right center.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 08:26 PM
Something must happen to fielders in GABP. Right CF seems to give fielders a hard time.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 08:27 PM
Barker with another hit, Heather may never get to see Votto again. 1-0 Reds.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 08:30 PM
Rolen walks and the bases are jammed with Reds with one out.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 08:33 PM
Gomes singles to right 2-0 Reds.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 08:37 PM
Wlad strikes out, bases still loaded 2 down.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 08:39 PM
I would like to see a little more from Wlad. Swung right through two fastballs down the middle that AB.

Tom Servo
09-01-2009, 08:39 PM
I would like to see a little more from Wlad. Swung right through two fastballs down the middle that AB.
I'm still pretty annoyed the Dusty sat him for consecutive days during his hot streak last month.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 08:40 PM
Tatum with a nice piece of hitting singles in 2 4-0 Reds.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 08:41 PM
Lehr grounds to short. 4-0 Reds

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 08:48 PM
Milledge pops to Phillips after a lengthy AB.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 08:48 PM
Laroche flies to CF 2 down.

HokieRed
09-01-2009, 08:49 PM
Is Lehr getting squeezed? Gameday showed the third pitch to Milledge (the first ball) to be way inside the strike zone.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 08:50 PM
Cedeno flies out to Stubbs 1, 2, 3 for Lehr. 4-0 Reds.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 08:52 PM
Is Lehr getting squeezed? Gameday showed the third pitch to Milledge (the first ball) to be way inside the strike zone.

I haven't noticed any questionable called balls or strikes yet. The crowd hasn't reacted nor the batters on any yet.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 08:52 PM
Stubbs flies out on the first pitch.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 08:54 PM
Janish pops to first base 2 down.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 08:56 PM
Phillips draws a 2 out walk.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 08:58 PM
Barker continues to hit, however makes the wide turn at first and is gunned down trying to get back as Phillips went to third. 4-0 Reds.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 09:03 PM
Lehr retires Morton but walks McCutchen again.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 09:05 PM
Lehr gets Young to K on a 71 mph pitch.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 09:06 PM
Jones crushes one to Left 4-2 Reds.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 09:09 PM
Doumit grounds out, Lehr escapes further damage 4-2 Reds.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 09:11 PM
Rolen pops to short.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 09:18 PM
Gomes singled, Wlad singled, Tatum grounded out 5-2 Reds

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 09:19 PM
Lehr grounds out 5-2 Reds.

HeatherC1212
09-01-2009, 09:22 PM
That was an awesome play by Janish to get the first out! Not so awesome was the second batter hitting one just out of his reach but let's just get a double play here. :D

HeatherC1212
09-01-2009, 09:28 PM
This is not good.....

HeatherC1212
09-01-2009, 09:31 PM
That strike zone is non existant right now for Lehr.

HokieRed
09-01-2009, 09:32 PM
Gameday has a lot of those pitches right in the zone.

HeatherC1212
09-01-2009, 09:37 PM
They sure looked like strikes to me. :eek: Glad Lehr finally got out of that inning but now it's only a one run Reds lead.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 09:39 PM
Janish gets plunked with one out. I wonder if he will write Morton on the inside of his cap.

_Sir_Charles_
09-01-2009, 09:40 PM
Janish gets plunked with one out. I wonder if he will write Morton on the inside of his cap.

Nah, he'll write it on the inside of Brandon's cap. Silly KoryMac

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 09:41 PM
Phillips hits into a Phillips 5-4 Reds.

Tom Servo
09-01-2009, 09:43 PM
So Lehr is rapidly falling back to Earth I'd say.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 09:43 PM
Lehr already at 85 pitches I would imagine we will get a healthy dose of Ramon tonight.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 09:44 PM
Jones has 17 hrs and only 33 RBI's yeesh.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 09:45 PM
Jones bounces to Barker

_Sir_Charles_
09-01-2009, 09:45 PM
Phillips hits into a Phillips 5-4 Reds.


I don't know why, but I always find that irritating. He's had ONE bad year with GIDP's. And now it's his "trademark"? Heck, Poo Holes has hit into more than Brandon this year.

Not directed at you Kory....just a general rant. :O)

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 09:46 PM
Doumit bounce to BP

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 09:48 PM
Lehr rights the ship for now. 5-4 Reds

_Sir_Charles_
09-01-2009, 09:48 PM
Way to bounce back there Justin. 3 up 3 down.

BCubb2003
09-01-2009, 09:49 PM
I don't know why, but I always find that irritating. He's had ONE bad year with GIDP's. And now it's his "trademark"? Heck, Poo Holes has hit into more than Brandon this year.

Not directed at you Kory....just a general rant. :O)

I thought we were calling them Yessirrees now ...

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 09:50 PM
I don't know why, but I always find that irritating. He's had ONE bad year with GIDP's. And now it's his "trademark"? Heck, Poo Holes has hit into more than Brandon this year.

Not directed at you Kory....just a general rant. :O)

He's definitely gotten better from his highwater mark of 26. I think he is at 16 for the year. He's got good speed so you would think he would beat some of those out. Unfortunately most of his ground balls are hit sharply.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 09:51 PM
I thought we were calling them Yessirrees now ...

So noted.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 09:51 PM
Rolen lines a hard single to left CF

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 09:53 PM
Gomes beats it out as Rolen is forced.

VR
09-01-2009, 09:53 PM
Gomes hits into a nosserree as they can't turn it quick enough.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 09:56 PM
Gomes steals a base now in scoring position.

HeatherC1212
09-01-2009, 09:58 PM
I thought DPs were only called Yessirees when they're being turned by the Reds? ;)

VR
09-01-2009, 09:58 PM
Balentien hasn't torn things up since he's been here....but I like that he swings at strikes and lets ball go by. The kid has potential.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 09:59 PM
Wlad walks runners at 1st and 2nd 2 outs.

VR
09-01-2009, 10:01 PM
You can't stop Craig Tatum, you can only hope to contain him.

I'd give him a 3yr/12M contract ASAP.

HeatherC1212
09-01-2009, 10:01 PM
Craig Tatum is playing like a man with a mission tonight! Nice job dude. :eek:

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 10:02 PM
Tatum with a single Gomes scores, throw gets away but not far enough as Wlad is gunned at the plate. 4 Rbi's for Tater Salad.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 10:03 PM
Nice play by Laroche to get Wlad.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 10:05 PM
Milledge lines to Gomes. Lehr over 100 pitches now.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 10:06 PM
Laroche grounds to BP

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 10:08 PM
Cedeno walks, Lehr looks gassed and Dusty stays with Justin.

HeatherC1212
09-01-2009, 10:10 PM
Brandon is the man and gets the final out of the inning. :)

dougdirt
09-01-2009, 10:11 PM
Brandon Phillips must really want another gold glove.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 10:11 PM
BP robs Walker of a hit 6-4 Reds.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 10:14 PM
Lehr went 6 innings gave up 4 runs on 6 hits with 5 walks and 2 k's. Not his best night but he kept us in the game.

11larkin11
09-01-2009, 10:16 PM
I've been laughing this whole series about how our speedy CF towers over Pitt's first baseman

HeatherC1212
09-01-2009, 10:16 PM
Janish is making his case for next year. He gets two RBIs on a double to left field! Reds up 8-4 now! :D

Man, Stubbs can FLY around those bases! :eek:

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 10:17 PM
Janish doubles home Stubbs and Sutton. Milledge butchered that play in LF.

_Sir_Charles_
09-01-2009, 10:19 PM
Janish is making his case for next year. He gets two RBIs on a double to left field! Reds up 8-4 now! :D

Man, Stubbs can FLY around those bases! :eek:

That must've been one heck of a double by Janish...it not only plated 2 for the reds, but it even knocked 2 runs off the Pirates total. :D

~edit~ Aarrrgh! Too quick on that edit there Heather. :O)

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 10:20 PM
BP gets the runner over to third. 1 out.

reds44
09-01-2009, 10:21 PM
So how many out of the wild card are we?

Just kidding....

VR
09-01-2009, 10:22 PM
Barker gets in another run.
Louisville 9, Pitt 4.

HeatherC1212
09-01-2009, 10:22 PM
Barker hits a sac fly and the Reds are now up 9-4. Joey may get the whole night off at this rate! No pinch hitting for him later on to try to get some runs. :)

_Sir_Charles_
09-01-2009, 10:22 PM
Man, what in the WORLD was Dusty thinking batting Barker cleanup. :O)

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 10:22 PM
Barker gets the run home. Reds FO now mulling moving Votto to LF to get Barker some more AB's. JK

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 10:23 PM
Man, what in the WORLD was Dusty thinking batting Barker cleanup. :O)

Yeah it should have been Tatum.

_Sir_Charles_
09-01-2009, 10:23 PM
Yeah it should have been Tatum.

:beerme:

HeatherC1212
09-01-2009, 10:23 PM
That must've been one heck of a double by Janish...it not only plated 2 for the reds, but it even knocked 2 runs off the Pirates total. :D

~edit~ Aarrrgh! Too quick on that edit there Heather. :O)

I guess I'm just too fast for you, LOL :lol: :owned:

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 10:25 PM
I will be interested to see how Owings performs in relief. Hopefully it will be a Massett like transformation.

HeatherC1212
09-01-2009, 10:25 PM
Come on Micah! I really want him to have a decent outing in this game. :D

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 10:27 PM
Owings K's McCutchen 1 out.

HeatherC1212
09-01-2009, 10:27 PM
Hey, we finally kept McCutchen off the basepaths for the first time! :)

Micah is SUCH a nice guy. He's the one player at Redsfest I actually had a decent conversation with when I got his autograph. He couldn't have been friendlier to me and we had a great chat. :)

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 10:28 PM
Young lines a single to left.

HeatherC1212
09-01-2009, 10:30 PM
The strike zone is driving me crazy tonight. What more does this guy want at home plate?! :eek:

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 10:30 PM
Jones walks, 3-2 pitch was close

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 10:32 PM
Doumit flies to RF runners hold.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 10:33 PM
Fly ball to right ends the Pirate threat.

Hoosier Red
09-01-2009, 10:36 PM
Think Micah can go 3 for the save? Those should be renamed the Sullivan or something.

HeatherC1212
09-01-2009, 10:37 PM
Wow, Gomes crushed that ball for a double and if he'd hit that to the right or left, that one was out of here for sure! :eek:

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 10:38 PM
Gomes hammers one to deep center for a double.

HeatherC1212
09-01-2009, 10:39 PM
HR Balentien!!!! :jump:

Reds up 11-4!! :D

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 10:39 PM
Thats what I needed to see from Wlad 11-4 Reds.

HeatherC1212
09-01-2009, 10:40 PM
Smash Tatum is retired for the first out. ;)

WVRedsFan
09-01-2009, 10:40 PM
I know we are playing AAA players, but earlier in the season we couldn't buy a win against Pittsburgh with Gonzo at short, Encarnacion at third Hairston in left, Traveras in center, and Hernandez behind the plate. They're all gone now and each player at those positions (with the notable exception of the catching position) are playing better than the higher priced players. It's a shame we wasted so much of the season on those guys.

nate
09-01-2009, 10:40 PM
You can't spell WLAD without a W!

HeatherC1212
09-01-2009, 10:41 PM
Micah is batting so he's at least going one more inning. :)

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 10:41 PM
Wlad didn't get all of it either and still drove it a few rows back.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 10:42 PM
Micah K's

_Sir_Charles_
09-01-2009, 10:43 PM
BTW guys (and gals), thanks for the PBP. It's hard to follow the game here at work, so it's much appreciated.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 10:45 PM
Stubbs grounds to short, he sure can fly down the line though. 11-4 Reds.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 10:46 PM
BTW guys (and gals), thanks for the PBP. It's hard to follow the game here at work, so it's much appreciated.

No problem, the wife is watching Big Brother so i am exiled to the laptop and MLB TV. Makes PBP easy.

PuffyPig
09-01-2009, 10:46 PM
Micah is batting so he's at least going one more inning. :)


May as well go for the save.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 10:48 PM
Milledge singles sharply to left, he's now 2-4 on the night. Talented player if he can figure it out.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 10:48 PM
Yesssireee!

BCubb2003
09-01-2009, 10:49 PM
Another word for thesaurus is wordhoard.

HeatherC1212
09-01-2009, 10:49 PM
Yesssireee!

That's more like it! It's only good when it's OUR guys turning the DP, LOL :laugh:

Nice inning by Micah there. :)

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 10:49 PM
Ground ball out to Rolen.

_Sir_Charles_
09-01-2009, 10:50 PM
I'm all for Owings closing it out. No need to tax the pen with this lead.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 10:52 PM
Micah looks a little different tonight from a mechanical stand point. Not as straight up and down as he was when he started. Looks like he is dropping down and pushing off more as a reliever.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 10:54 PM
Capps on to pitch for the Pirates gets the first out of the inning. Suprised he survived the Pirate purge.

HeatherC1212
09-01-2009, 10:56 PM
I'm all for Micah closing this one out too. Micah for the save! Well, sort of, LOL :lol:

Kory-Is that a good thing about the change in Micah's stance?

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 10:56 PM
BP smokes one to center for a one out base hit.

HeatherC1212
09-01-2009, 10:58 PM
Good move to let Rolen get the last inning off with a day game tomorrow. Rosales flys out and we're heading to the 9th.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 10:58 PM
Barker moves BP over to 2nd Rosales PH

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 10:58 PM
Rosales is retired and we are on to the 9th.

PuffyPig
09-01-2009, 10:59 PM
Capps on to pitch for the Pirates gets the first out of the inning. Suprised he survived the Pirate purge.

Having trouble gettings outs will do that to a player.

_Sir_Charles_
09-01-2009, 10:59 PM
Rosie pops out on the first pitch. I'm not really a fan of swinging on the first pitch, but when it's right down the heart of the plate (or "right down broadway" as "some" would phrase it), I've got no problem hacking at it.

HeatherC1212
09-01-2009, 11:00 PM
How would Micah get a save in this game with a seven run lead?!

Ahh, thanks for the explanation, Thom. :)

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 11:01 PM
Pirates get a single to begin the 9th.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 11:02 PM
Walk to the McCutchen 2 on no outs.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 11:03 PM
Micah won't be long for the pen if he can't keep his WHIP under control.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 11:04 PM
Bases loaded after another single 0 outs.

_Sir_Charles_
09-01-2009, 11:05 PM
Burton warming

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 11:05 PM
Dick Pole out to visit Micah. Burton throwing in the pen.

HeatherC1212
09-01-2009, 11:06 PM
YESSIREE!!!! :D

One more out to go! :)

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 11:06 PM
Yessirrreeee!

nate
09-01-2009, 11:07 PM
Whee yessirree!

HeatherC1212
09-01-2009, 11:07 PM
Nice catch by Stubbs to end the game!! REDS WIN!!! :jump:

_Sir_Charles_
09-01-2009, 11:08 PM
And this one belongs to the Reds! :O)

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 11:08 PM
Stubbs be the man in CF. Great jump on that ball. Reds win!

Tom Servo
09-01-2009, 11:08 PM
Take that, Pirates.

KoryMac5
09-01-2009, 11:09 PM
Another good night for the home team. 11 runs equals fun for this line up.

HeatherC1212
09-01-2009, 11:19 PM
LMAO @ the Baseball Tonight highlights of the Yankee-Orioles game....Posada never knew the count when he was at bat. First he got ball four and stayed at home plate until the umpire told him to go to first, and then he got strike two and thought it was strike three so he started heading back towards the dugout. Dude has been a catcher for how long now?! :laugh:

At least our guys know the counts when they play. :p:

durl
09-02-2009, 01:58 AM
1-2 hitters go 2 for 8, but they score 3 runs and contribute 2 RBIs.

And Gomes is really getting the job done, isn't he? 3-4 tonight.

All of a sudden, this team is fun to watch again and it's the AAA guys that are a big part of it. Even Tatum got into the act.

Ron Madden
09-02-2009, 04:00 AM
Balentien hasn't torn things up since he's been here....but I like that he swings at strikes and lets ball go by. The kid has potential.

I'm Ron Madden and I support this message. :)

oneupper
09-02-2009, 10:10 AM
I'm Ron Madden and I support this message. :)

I guess its for another thread, but Balentien hasn't impressed me at all. I don't think he should be on the MLB roster in 2010.
Louisville material.

Ron Madden
09-03-2009, 03:57 AM
I guess its for another thread, but Balentien hasn't impressed me at all. I don't think he should be on the MLB roster in 2010.
Louisville material.

I hope the 2010 MLB roster starts out with more talent than it did in 2009 as well.

From what I've seen of Balentien he shows good plate discipline and power, two skills that are very hard to teach. I know it's too early to say if he can maintain those traits but I like what I've seen so far.

Even if he starts out 2010 in AAA it beats the heck outta having guys like Norris Hopper waiting in the wings. :)