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Tom Servo
09-04-2009, 07:49 PM
Stubbs CF
Janish SS
Votto 1B
Phillips 2B
Rolen 3B
Gomes LF
Balentien RF
Miller C
Arroyo P


Bravos:
Diaz
Prado
Chipper
McCann
LaRoche
Escobar
Church
Infante
Lowe

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 08:15 PM
That's almost a lineup I can live with.

Degenerate39
09-04-2009, 08:23 PM
That's almost a lineup I can live with.

Yeah if you'd put in Hanigan and Bruce in there that wouldn't look that bad

membengal
09-04-2009, 08:36 PM
That is indeed a good looking line-up. As good as can be expected at this point in the year.

WVRedsFan
09-04-2009, 08:44 PM
Not a good start for Bronson. It could be an ugly inning.

nate
09-04-2009, 08:46 PM
Chat is open.

WVRedsFan
09-04-2009, 08:49 PM
That's the value of a Scott Rolen at third base. Out of the inning. Rolen is worth twice what they pay him. We haven't see that at third in years.

HeatherC1212
09-04-2009, 08:50 PM
Happy Friday everyone! I hope the Reds can keep up their good playing on this long road trip. That first inning was a little rough but hopefully it settles Bronson down and he gets into his good groove soon. :)

How is everyone doing tonight? I'm SO happy it's Friday and a long weekend! :D

WVRedsFan
09-04-2009, 08:55 PM
Hi, Heather. Looks like everyone else is asleep or already partying.

HeatherC1212
09-04-2009, 08:56 PM
HR Gomes!! :jump:

WVRedsFan
09-04-2009, 08:56 PM
Great goodness. What a blast by Gomes. 1-0 Reds!

HeatherC1212
09-04-2009, 08:57 PM
Hi, Heather. Looks like everyone else is asleep or already partying.

I guess so! I won't be partying until Sunday at the fireworks but I don't blame anyone if they're out and about all ready after what feels like a VERY long week, LOL :laugh:

That was a BOMB by Gomes and now Balentein hits a triple! :D

WVRedsFan
09-04-2009, 08:58 PM
Wlad can run. triple! They're beginning to hit Lowe.

HeatherC1212
09-04-2009, 09:07 PM
Hopefully they can keep hitting Lowe tonight but he's a tough groundball guy. I wonder how many of the current Reds are part of that .186 or whatever batting average they talked about during the start of the game that Lowe has held them too overall. I would bet not too many of them but I could be wrong.

Chris Welsh sounds like he's in a tunnel or something. Thanks for the random sound issues again, FSN Ohio, LOL ;)

WVRedsFan
09-04-2009, 09:10 PM
I was wondering what was wrong with Chris. I thought for amoment he was sick.

FSN-OH is bush league when it comes to the FSN channels.

HeatherC1212
09-04-2009, 09:11 PM
Stubbs gets a hit. Someone forgot to tell him that he's not supposed to hit well in the majors, LOL :laugh:

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 09:12 PM
Arroyo K's 1 down.

HeatherC1212
09-04-2009, 09:12 PM
I wonder if Chris's microphone is either not high enough or under his tie or something. He really does sound like he's in a tunnel.

Darn double play. Those are only good when we're the ones turning them. :p:

WVRedsFan
09-04-2009, 09:13 PM
There is the textbook reason why you don't bat the bango-hitting shortstop second. Rally killer lots of the time.

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 09:13 PM
Stubbs with a nice single to left. Went down and got that pitch.

mth123
09-04-2009, 09:14 PM
Just noticed that Arroyo's era is actually lower than Derek Lowe's now.

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 09:14 PM
Too bad because I really would like to see what Drew can do on the bases.

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 09:15 PM
Just noticed that Arroyo's era is actually lower than Derek Lowe's now.

Who would you rather have Lowe or Bronson?

VR
09-04-2009, 09:16 PM
Janish is slow. Really, really slow.

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 09:17 PM
Diaz flies out, 1 down.

mth123
09-04-2009, 09:17 PM
Who would you rather have Lowe or Bronson?

Probably Lowe, but Arroyo is not the throwaway that many on here seem to think. He's a quality major league starter who eats a ton of innings while giving his team a chance to win more often than not.

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 09:18 PM
Bronson seems to be popping the mitt a bit tonight, though the radar gun says 89-90.

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 09:19 PM
Arroyo gets another out on a groundball to the left side.

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 09:19 PM
Nice shovel by Brandon, Arroyo settling in.

HeatherC1212
09-04-2009, 09:21 PM
That picture of Bronson and Derek when they were with the RS was pretty funny. :D

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 09:23 PM
Probably Lowe, but Arroyo is not the throwaway that many on here seem to think. He's a quality major league starter who eats a ton of innings while giving his team a chance to win more often than not.

I agree, it's amazing to me that Bronson has shaved more than a point off his ERA so quickly. he definitely needs to focus on what he is doing different in the 2nd half of seasons.

HeatherC1212
09-04-2009, 09:23 PM
Brandon probably feels like a walk is a victory against Lowe at this point. :p:

Danny Graves as a starter was an epic fail. :eek:

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 09:23 PM
Votto grounds sharply, one out.

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 09:25 PM
Time to see what good Brandon can do on the basepaths tonight. I really want Dusty to start turning these guys loose.

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 09:28 PM
Brandon with 23 stolen bases on the year, 2 more and he ties Willy T for the lead. Rolen K's and Gomes grounds out. 1-0 Reds.

HeatherC1212
09-04-2009, 09:30 PM
Ouch, tough play for Joey. :(

redhawkfish
09-04-2009, 09:30 PM
With that BB, BP has tied his career seasn high BB total with 39.

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 09:30 PM
McCann flies to right, 1 down.

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 09:32 PM
Ouch, tough play for Joey. :(

Move him to left :p:

HeatherC1212
09-04-2009, 09:33 PM
Ouch! That's not good for either player. :eek:

And Bobby got tossed all ready, LOL :laugh:

WVRedsFan
09-04-2009, 09:33 PM
Double Back Hit. First time I've ever seen that.

HeatherC1212
09-04-2009, 09:33 PM
Move him to left :p:

Bite your tongue! :p:

Wow, he totally blocked the ball from getting to Joey by leaving the basepaths. I don't think I've seen that before. :eek:

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 09:34 PM
Ouch all the way around on that play.

VR
09-04-2009, 09:35 PM
Amazing play by Arroyo on that....his hustle saved himself a run.

HeatherC1212
09-04-2009, 09:36 PM
Poor Bronson. He's having a bit of a night so far. Hopefully things settle back down again soon! :D

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 09:36 PM
150 ejections for Cox all time.

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 09:38 PM
Umpires made the right call on that play, Escobar was on the grass not on the basepaths.

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 09:38 PM
Bronson settles back in and gets the third out on a gb to Janish.

HeatherC1212
09-04-2009, 09:40 PM
I hope Escobar is all right. I always hate when players get injured on a simple play like running to first base.

BCubb2003
09-04-2009, 09:41 PM
Balentien with the bi-cycle.

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 09:42 PM
Wlad swinging a nice bat.

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 09:42 PM
Corky bunts Wlad along to bring up Bronson.

mbgrayson
09-04-2009, 09:43 PM
Balentin leads off with a double smoked down the left field line.

Miller places a nice bunt, moving Balentin to third....wasted out.

Arroyo swings at the first pitch, and pops out to shortstop.

Stubbs then flies out to deep right.

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 09:43 PM
Arroyo doesn't help his cause, pops up.

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 09:44 PM
Balentin leads off with a double smoked down the left field line.

Miller places a nice bunt, moving Balentin to third....wasted out.

Arroyo swings at the first pitch, and pops out to shortstop.

Stubbs then flies out to deep right.

Especially when you bunt the runner over to bring up the pitcher.

RedsManRick
09-04-2009, 09:44 PM
I really don't understanding bunting ahead of the pitcher. If it works, the pitcher has to drive in the run. If it doesn't work, you need a hit anyways, so there was no reason to give up the out to advance a speedy runner from 2nd to 3rd. Dusty might be the worst tactician I've ever seen -- just completely unable to think for himself. If it's not part of the book as it existing during his playing days, he's not capable of understanding it.

You might say our manager needs a coach. He's got some great raw tools, especially intangibles, but he really needs to refine his approach if he's going to be a contributor in the big leagues.

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 09:45 PM
Even though Stubbs flew out, it is nice to see him using all fields.

WVRedsFan
09-04-2009, 09:45 PM
Dusty ball. Go figure.

HeatherC1212
09-04-2009, 09:46 PM
Hey, they finally fixed Chris's microphone! :)

mth123
09-04-2009, 09:46 PM
I really don't understanding bunting ahead of the pitcher. If it works, the pitcher has to drive in the run. If it doesn't work, you need a hit anyways, so there was no reason to give up the out to advance a speedy runner from 2nd to 3rd. Dusty might be the worst tactician I've ever seen -- just completely clueless.

I second this motion.

All in favor say aye.

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 09:47 PM
Arroyo starting to get hit a bit here.

HeatherC1212
09-04-2009, 09:48 PM
Nice play by Miller there to get Lowe off second base. :)

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 09:50 PM
You can't fall asleep on the bases if your the pitcher. What was Lowe thinking.

mbgrayson
09-04-2009, 09:50 PM
Especially when you bunt the runner over to bring up the pitcher.

Agreed...

Even without the pitcher coming up, the generic run expectancy with a runner on 2nd and 0 outs is 1.189. With a runner on third and one out it is .983. That assumes that the sacrifice works...which it did. So Dusty's best case scenario was reducing the run exectancy by .2 runs in that inning, on average.

(See the run expectancy table at page 17 of "The Book", by Tom Tango.)

BCubb2003
09-04-2009, 09:51 PM
Does every ballpark have a button that plays "Everybody clap yo hands"?

HeatherC1212
09-04-2009, 09:52 PM
Boy have the Reds gotten out of some tough jams tonight! Not that I mind although my heart rate keeps changing from inning to inning, LOL :laugh:

mth123
09-04-2009, 09:52 PM
Pick-off changed that inning. Prado FO and Chipper GO. Arroyo a bit fortunate tonight.

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 09:53 PM
Boy have the Reds gotten out of some tough jams tonight! Not that I mind although my heart rate keeps changing from inning to inning, LOL :laugh:

We should definitely send a thank you note to Lowe. That was a big out. Lowe has to be glad Cox was ejected.

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 09:55 PM
Bronson's ERA stands at a respectable 4.23 as of right now.

HeatherC1212
09-04-2009, 09:56 PM
Dear Mr. Lowe:

Thank you so much for falling asleep on the basepaths. You helped us out a lot by getting picked off at second base and we really appreciate it. If you could now fall asleep and leave a few balls out over the plate for our guys to hit out of your park that would be wonderful.

Best Regards,

Reds Fans :D

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 09:57 PM
Nice touch Heather somehow I don't think he would appreciate it.

HeatherC1212
09-04-2009, 09:58 PM
But I was so polite in my wording of the letter.....:p:

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 09:59 PM
Nice AB by Votto to get the walk, good patience.

HeatherC1212
09-04-2009, 09:59 PM
Nice job Brandon and GREAT job Joey at flying around the bases! :D

Reds up 2-0 and Brandon finally gets a hit off Lowe. :)

HeatherC1212
09-04-2009, 10:00 PM
Rolen just keeps rolling for the Reds.....:D

Reds up 3-0!

HeatherC1212
09-04-2009, 10:01 PM
Aww, it's Scott Rolen's son's birthday! :)

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 10:02 PM
Nothing like good hitting during a win streak. Just good appoaches at the plate.

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 10:05 PM
Wlad had owned Lowe, would have liked to seen some patience there at the plate. Got a little over anxious.

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 10:06 PM
3-0 Reds as Wlad grounded out into a DP to end the inning.

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 10:09 PM
71 pitches for Arroyo at this point, this after having the bases loaded in the first. Nice.

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 10:10 PM
Nate Dawg got good wood on that one 3-1 Reds.

mbgrayson
09-04-2009, 10:11 PM
After 6, Reds 3, Braves 1.

Arroyo 80 pitches, 53 strikes.
Lowe 85 pitches, 54 strikes.

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 10:12 PM
After 6, Reds 3, Braves 1.

Arroyo 80 pitches, 53 strikes.
Lowe 85 pitches, 54 strikes.

Nice pitchers duel from two guys who keep the game moving.

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 10:15 PM
Prado robs Miller of a sure hit.

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 10:17 PM
Arroyo with the U Turn as he K's.

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 10:18 PM
Stubbs K's as well.

HeatherC1212
09-04-2009, 10:19 PM
Anyone else amused about John Schneider and Katherine Bach being in the ballpark tonight? :laugh:

WVRedsFan
09-04-2009, 10:20 PM
Anyone else amused about John Schneider and Katherine Bach being in the ballpark tonight? :laugh:
Age is cruel, isn't it?

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 10:21 PM
Anyone else amused about John Schneider and Katherine Bach being in the ballpark tonight? :laugh:

One of my favorite TV shows when I was a kid. Loved Rosco's dog Flash.

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 10:23 PM
Bronson getting away with some pitches tonight. He does a really good job keeping hitters off balance.

Scrap Irony
09-04-2009, 10:24 PM
Hot pursuit, Flash. Hot pursuit. Always thought that would be a great snippet to play with a Red on base running and another guy right behind.

Tom Servo
09-04-2009, 10:25 PM
King Arthur warming up.

HeatherC1212
09-04-2009, 10:27 PM
I loved Dukes of Hazzard when I was younger. I have no idea why but it just amuses me that both of those stars are randomly at a Braves game tonight. :D John actually has a really nice singing voice. I saw him on some talk show a while back and he sang on there. He did a really nice job. :)

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 10:28 PM
Prado flies out to end the inning. 3-1 Reds.

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 10:30 PM
I loved Dukes of Hazzard when I was younger. I have no idea why but it just amuses me that both of those stars are randomly at a Braves game tonight. :D John actually has a really nice singing voice. I saw him on some talk show a while back and he sang on there. He did a really nice job. :)

I would have been really amused had Flash been there with them. Though I would imagine Flash is no longer with us.

Scrap Irony
09-04-2009, 10:30 PM
With his last inning, Arroyo takes the Red lead for ERA+ away from Aaron Harang. Arroyo, Harang, and Volquez are slightly above league average at this point, while Cueto (98+), Owings, (83), and Bailey (75) have pitched below.

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 10:31 PM
Lowe is out and the side winder Moylan is in.

HeatherC1212
09-04-2009, 10:31 PM
Nice to see Joey walking instead of striking out. :)

Tony Cloninger
09-04-2009, 10:31 PM
Listening to Braves announcers out here on MLB....and it amazes me that an announcer can ask if Mike Marshall's games pitched record had been broken recently?
How can you not know something like this when all you do is follow baseball?
You think if someone had it would not have been a big deal there Joe Simpson?
He was talking about the new pitcher pitching in 75 games already.

Rant over...Carry on now.

Brutus
09-04-2009, 10:32 PM
What? No Tom Wopat?

Ah. 'Just the Good Ole' Boys. Never meanin' no harm. Beats all you never saw and in trouble with the law since the day they were born.

HeatherC1212
09-04-2009, 10:32 PM
Base hit by Brandon. Walking Joey isn't quite the good thing that it was for teams earlier this year with Brandon and Scott hitting well behind him now. ;)

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 10:33 PM
With his last inning, Arroyo takes the Red lead for ERA+ away from Aaron Harang. Arroyo, Harang, and Volquez are slightly above league average at this point, while Cueto (98+), Owings, (83), and Bailey (75) have pitched below.

Too bad Harang got hurt, I thought he had started to turn the corner. Would have been a nice one two punch for the Reds as they make their late season run to respectability.

Kc61
09-04-2009, 10:33 PM
Phillips with a hit. Braves announcer says he is 16 for his last 28. When Phillips is hitting this way, he is a very valuable player.

HeatherC1212
09-04-2009, 10:34 PM
Ouch! I hope Chipper is all right. This is a dangerous game tonight! :eek:

Kc61
09-04-2009, 10:34 PM
Rolen with a smash to Chipper who can't handle it. Bad hop, they say. Chipper shaken up. Bags full. Let's go Reds.

Error on Chipper. Now Gomes with bags full.

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 10:35 PM
Moylan sporting one of Atlanta's rally haircuts.

Kc61
09-04-2009, 10:36 PM
Gomes fans. Two down. Bags full.

Wlad ends the inning with a pop up.

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 10:37 PM
Gomes has to get that run in. Especially when your playing for a contract next yr.

BCubb2003
09-04-2009, 10:38 PM
Moylan's haircut a tribute to Smoltz.

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 10:39 PM
Bases left juiced, as Wlad pops out. 3-1 Reds.

Brutus
09-04-2009, 10:39 PM
Gomes has to get that run in. Especially when your playing for a contract next yr.

He's done more than his fair share for the club the past 2 months.

Tom Servo
09-04-2009, 10:40 PM
Old McDonald in at left.

HeatherC1212
09-04-2009, 10:42 PM
Rhodes mows everyone down in the 8th. :)

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 10:44 PM
He's done more than his fair share for the club the past 2 months.

Dude needs to make every AB count down the stretch.

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 10:48 PM
Kawakami on to pitch the 9th for the Braves.

Brutus
09-04-2009, 10:49 PM
Dude needs to make every AB count down the stretch.

That could be said for everyone. But he's OPS'ing 923 as of this moment. I'd say he's making a lot count.

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 10:51 PM
That could be said for everyone. But he's OPS'ing 923 as of this moment. I'd say he's making a lot count.

I'm firmly in the camp to bring him back I just want him to seal the deal. Leave no doubt.

Scrap Irony
09-04-2009, 10:53 PM
Gomes' OPS is higher than any Red since... yep, you guessed it, Adam Dunn in 2007. He sported a 940 for that season. (Minimum 150 ABs)

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 10:56 PM
Nothing doing for the Reds in the ninth. Stubbs hit it hard but right at Diaz for the final out. Drew 1-5 on the night.

Brutus
09-04-2009, 10:56 PM
I'm firmly in the camp to bring him back I just want him to seal the deal. Leave no doubt.

Trust me, I don't disagree with that. I'd like to see him latch on to make it a non-issue. At this point, he could hit 6-7 more homers in September and there will still be people that say he's nothing more than a part-time player. I guess what matters is what the Reds think. I want him to be the starter next year, short of signing a Dye, Holliday or Abreu in the offseason. We'll see. But he's doing his part thus far.

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 10:58 PM
Coco on for an uneventful save, hopefully :pray:

HeatherC1212
09-04-2009, 11:00 PM
YESSIREE!!! :D

Tom Servo
09-04-2009, 11:00 PM
YESIREE

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 11:01 PM
Yesiree +3

HeatherC1212
09-04-2009, 11:01 PM
Wow, game over now and Reds win!!! :jump:

_Sir_Charles_
09-04-2009, 11:01 PM
And this one belongs to the Reds! 5 straight! :O)

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 11:02 PM
Gamethreads sure are fun when the Reds win. Nice job everybody.

_Sir_Charles_
09-04-2009, 11:03 PM
For all the crap Bronson gets here, that's 7 straight quality starts. An ERA over that stretch of under 2.00, 11 bb & 22 k's. And for all that, he's just 2-2 during that stretch.

I thought his stuff tonight was VERY pedestrian, but he PITCHED his way out of jams. I don't want to see the Reds deal away ANY starting pitchers.

Brutus
09-04-2009, 11:04 PM
Winning is better than losing.

mbgrayson
09-04-2009, 11:06 PM
I like this quote from Baseball Prospectus's Hit List column today:


Homer Bailey tosses eight shutout innings against Chad Billingsley and the Dodgers. It's the best start of Bailey's career; through 30 turns, his ERA stands at an astronomical 6.41, but he's riding a career-best streak of three straight quality starts. The Reds are riding a nice streak of their own, winning four in a row and nine of 11. In completely unrelated news, Willy Taveras is still safely tucked away on the disabled list.

Now 10 of the last 12, and still no Willy T.... ;)

TRF
09-04-2009, 11:08 PM
if they run the table, it's 89 wins....

meh, never happen. still i actually looked it up.

Brutus
09-04-2009, 11:11 PM
I like this quote from Baseball Prospectus's Hit List column today:



Now 10 of the last 12, and still no Willy T.... ;)

+ Rolen
- Tavares
= Improvement

It's almost as easy as 2 + 2

Tony Cloninger
09-04-2009, 11:13 PM
I think they do not trust BA beacuse of his low K totals....and HR giving up propensity. That always rubs people the wrong way. :D

KoryMac5
09-04-2009, 11:15 PM
if they run the table, it's 89 wins....

meh, never happen. still i actually looked it up.

You gotta believe!

Spring~Fields
09-04-2009, 11:18 PM
Final Cincinnati 3, Atlanta 1

Winning has such a good feeling. :)

Scoring Summary
Top 2nd: Cincinnati
- J. Gomes homered to deep left center


Top 6th: Cincinnati
- B. Phillips doubled to deep right center, J. Votto scored

- S. Rolen singled to shallow center, B. Phillips scored


Bot 6th: Atlanta
- N. McLouth homered to right

Cincinnati Batting
2B - B Phillips (25, D Lowe); W Balentien (5, D Lowe).

3B - W Balentien (1, D Lowe).

HR - J Gomes (17, 2nd inning off D Lowe 0 on, 2 Out).

S - C Miller.

RBI - B Phillips (85), S Rolen (7), J Gomes (43).

2-out RBI - J Gomes.

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - D Stubbs 1, J Gomes 1, W Balentien 2, C Miller 1.

GIDP - P Janish, W Balentien.

Team LOB - 7.

Base Running
SB - B Phillips (23, 2nd base off D Lowe/B McCann).

Fielding
E - J Votto (9, field).

PB - C Miller.

DP - 2 (S Rolen-C Miller-J Votto, P Janish-B Phillips-J Votto).

Atlanta Batting
HR - N McLouth (16, 6th inning off B Arroyo 0 on, 2 Out).

RBI - N McLouth (57).

2-out RBI - N McLouth.

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Prado 1, A LaRoche 2, O Infante 1.

GIDP - B McCann, R Church.

Team LOB - 7.

Base Running
Picked Off - D Lowe (2nd base, C Miller).

Fielding
E - C Jones (18, field).

DP - 2 (Y Escobar-M Prado-A LaRoche, C Jones-A LaRoche).


Pitching


IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
B. Arroyo 7.0 6 1 1 3 4 1 1.36 4.23 (W, 12-12)
A. Rhodes 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.09 2.49 (H, 22)
F. Cordero 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.31 2.24 (S, 31)

Atlanta
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
D. Lowe 7.0 7 3 3 2 5 1 1.45 4.36 (L, 13-9)
P. Moylan 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1.42 3.00
K. Kawakami 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.34 3.95


Pitches-strikes - A Rhodes 6-5; F Cordero 14-8; B Arroyo 100-64; D Lowe 97-64; P Moylan 17-9; K Kawakami 17-14.

Ground balls-fly balls - A Rhodes 1-1; F Cordero 2-0; B Arroyo 8-8; D Lowe 11-7; P Moylan 1-3; K Kawakami 0-1.

Batters faced - A Rhodes 3; F Cordero 3; B Arroyo 29; D Lowe 28; P Moylan 6; K Kawakami 3.

Tom Servo
09-05-2009, 02:08 AM
if they run the table, it's 89 wins....

meh, never happen. still i actually looked it up.
If they manage to lose no more than 8 games the rest of the season, they can finish at .500. :beerme:

membengal
09-05-2009, 11:58 AM
It's the .500 thing that intrigues.

Raisor
09-05-2009, 01:30 PM
Had free tix for last night's game, had a good time. Gomes' home run was just a monster. One of the longest I've seen at Turner Field.

Arroyo pitched really well. His breaking stuff was breaking hard and he was hitting 90 consistently on the stadium gun.

More free tix for Sunday, so I'll be there again. Watching the game on TV tonight.

Brutus
09-05-2009, 06:44 PM
Had free tix for last night's game, had a good time. Gomes' home run was just a monster. One of the longest I've seen at Turner Field.

Arroyo pitched really well. His breaking stuff was breaking hard and he was hitting 90 consistently on the stadium gun.

More free tix for Sunday, so I'll be there again. Watching the game on TV tonight.

Having lived in Marietta there for a year and a half, until last fall, I was surprised at how easy it was to score free tickets for games. It's kind of sad to see such poor support for the Braves. I know they're not in the middle of that incredible run they had for 10 years, but they've still been a pretty solid franchise and yet they just don't get much support. Really weird.