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Tom Servo
09-06-2009, 01:14 PM
Could a 2nd straight sweep be in the cards?

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

Bravos:
McLouth
Prado
Anderson
LaRoche
Diaz
Conrad
Infante
Ross
Hudson

Reds Fanatic
09-06-2009, 02:40 PM
Reds go down 1-2-3 in the first as Stubbs and McDonald ground out and Votto flies out to left. 0-0 mid 1st.

Reds Fanatic
09-06-2009, 02:46 PM
McLouth walks and Prado is hit by the pitch

Reds Fanatic
09-06-2009, 02:47 PM
Anderson strikes out swinging.

Reds Fanatic
09-06-2009, 02:49 PM
LaRoche strikes out swinging on a 94 MPH fastball.

Reds Fanatic
09-06-2009, 02:51 PM
Diaz grounds into a 6-4 FC. Good job by Cueto to get out of trouble. 0-0 after 1.

Reds Fanatic
09-06-2009, 02:55 PM
Phillips hits it hard but Infante makes a nice stop at short. 1 out.

Reds Fanatic
09-06-2009, 02:56 PM
Prado makes a diving stop to rob Rolen. 2 outs.

Reds Fanatic
09-06-2009, 02:58 PM
Gomes lines a single to left.

Reds Fanatic
09-06-2009, 03:02 PM
Rosales walks. 1st and 2nd.

Reds Fanatic
09-06-2009, 03:03 PM
Miller strikes out looking. 0-0 mid 2nd.

Reds Fanatic
09-06-2009, 03:06 PM
Conrad lines out to center and Infante lines out to 2nd. 2 outs on 3 pitches.

Reds Fanatic
09-06-2009, 03:08 PM
Ross strikes out looking. 3 Ks for Cueto. 0-0 after 2.

Reds Fanatic
09-06-2009, 03:11 PM
Cueto singles to center.

Reds Fanatic
09-06-2009, 03:13 PM
Stubbs bloops a single to right center. 1st and 2nd.

Tom Servo
09-06-2009, 03:15 PM
McDonald delivers! 1-0 Reds off a single up the middle.

Reds Fanatic
09-06-2009, 03:15 PM
McDonald singles to center. 1-0 Reds.

toledodan
09-06-2009, 03:16 PM
Dusty ball!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KoryMac5
09-06-2009, 03:17 PM
Darnell is living the dream.

Reds Fanatic
09-06-2009, 03:18 PM
Votto strikes out swinging.

Tom Servo
09-06-2009, 03:18 PM
That was maybe the worst swing ever.

Tom Servo
09-06-2009, 03:19 PM
...and there's the flipside of Dusty Ball as the runners go and Stubbs is caught at third.

Reds Fanatic
09-06-2009, 03:19 PM
Stubbs is caught stealing 3rd. McDonald goes to 2nd.

Reds Fanatic
09-06-2009, 03:21 PM
Phillips grounds out to 2nd. 1-0 Reds mid 3rd.

Kc61
09-06-2009, 03:21 PM
Not a bad play for Stubbs to run. Aggressive ball with a lead. I can live with it.

Poor execution. Stubbs seemed to figure out too late that he was supposed to run there.

Now Phillips grounds out and the inning ends.

Reds Fanatic
09-06-2009, 03:28 PM
Nice play by Rosales to end a 1-2-3 inning. 1-0 Reds after 3.

Reds Fanatic
09-06-2009, 03:34 PM
Reds go down 1-2-3 in the 4th. 1-0 Reds mid 4th.

Reds Fanatic
09-06-2009, 03:38 PM
Anderson grounds out to short.

Reds Fanatic
09-06-2009, 03:39 PM
LaRoche singles to right. 1st Braves hit of the day.

Reds Fanatic
09-06-2009, 03:41 PM
Diaz strikes out swinging. 2 outs.

Reds Fanatic
09-06-2009, 03:43 PM
Conrad strikes out swinging. 6 Ks for Cueto. 1-0 Reds after 4.

Reds Fanatic
09-06-2009, 03:48 PM
Reds go down 1-2-3 in the 5th.

WebScorpion
09-06-2009, 03:48 PM
I'm kind of glad the Braves got a hit that inning...I'm not sure how the pressure of a possible no-no would effect Cueto. And in a one run game, he doesn't need any distractions. I don't think he's ready for that.

I like Homer following Cueto in the rotation. It's a shame we don't play the Braves again tomorrow. After seeing Cueto's 94-95mph heater, Homer comes up and throws faster! :D Kind of cruel actually.

Reds Fanatic
09-06-2009, 03:55 PM
McLouth singles to left. 1st and 2nd with 2 outs.

KoryMac5
09-06-2009, 03:56 PM
Braves have 2 runs in their last 26 innings, thats Redsesque.

Reds Fanatic
09-06-2009, 03:57 PM
Prada doubles to right center. 1-1.

Reds Fanatic
09-06-2009, 03:59 PM
Anderson pops out to short. 1-1 after 5.

KoryMac5
09-06-2009, 04:04 PM
Hudson is throwing pretty well today, nice splitter.

Reds Fanatic
09-06-2009, 04:06 PM
Reds go down 1-2-3 in the 6th. Hudson has now retired 11 in a row. 1-1 mid 6th.

Reds Fanatic
09-06-2009, 04:11 PM
LaRoche strikes out. 7 Ks for Cueto.

KoryMac5
09-06-2009, 04:11 PM
Cueto changing speeds nicely as he has 7k's on the day.

KoryMac5
09-06-2009, 04:13 PM
8k's now, best I have seen his changeup all year.

Kc61
09-06-2009, 04:13 PM
Cueto has thrown great today. Fans his 8th guy. Two out in the sixth. Hopefully Dusty doesn't push Cueto too much.

He has some rested guys in the pen, Burton and Herrera haven't worked too much lately. I'd let them have a chance after this inning.

Cueto with a HBP. Dusty having a chat with Cueto. He'll give him one more batter, I think.

Burton warming.

Cueto with a bad throw on a pick off, runner to second. Cueto didn't throw it hard, just lobbed it wild.

Reds Fanatic
09-06-2009, 04:16 PM
Conrad goes to 2nd as Cueto throws a wild pickoff throw to 1st.

KoryMac5
09-06-2009, 04:16 PM
Burton ready in the pen, if Cueto can't get Infante he's done for the day. Nice pickoff change up by Cueto.

Reds Fanatic
09-06-2009, 04:17 PM
9 Ks for Cueto. Great start by Cueto today. 1-1 after 6.

Kc61
09-06-2009, 04:17 PM
Cueto with his ninth K, through six the game is 1-1. I don't expect we'll see any more Cueto today, but an excellent outing for him.

KoryMac5
09-06-2009, 04:18 PM
9k's and well over 100 pitches have to think that will be all for Cueto. Great start for him today.

Reds Fanatic
09-06-2009, 04:21 PM
Gomes is robbed on a great catch by Conrad.

Reds Fanatic
09-06-2009, 04:23 PM
Rosales lines out to short. 14 in a row retired by Hudson. 1-1 mid 7th.

KoryMac5
09-06-2009, 04:26 PM
Gomes is robbed on a great catch by Conrad.

Ball was smoked too, looked like it carried Conrad a few feet.

CrackerJack
09-06-2009, 04:27 PM
Longest...version...of God Bless America...ever. This woman is squeezing out every bit of the spotlight she possibly can. I think that went on for over 5 minutes.

Reds Fanatic
09-06-2009, 04:29 PM
Burton in to pitch and David Ross homers on the first pitch. 2-1 Braves.

KoryMac5
09-06-2009, 04:29 PM
The Amish one taken deep by Ross.

mth123
09-06-2009, 04:30 PM
Ughhh!!!

oneupper
09-06-2009, 04:30 PM
Burton comes in with a splash. Ross smashes one. 2-1 Braves.

CTA513
09-06-2009, 04:31 PM
The Reds should already know that Ross can hit a fastball.

Kc61
09-06-2009, 04:32 PM
Didn't expect Reds to win today. Didn't expect Burton to preserve the tie.

And if somebody had to homer, glad it was Ross. Had some good moments with the Reds.

Wonder who will take Burton's spot in the Reds bullpen next year.

WVRedsFan
09-06-2009, 04:35 PM
Burton has morphed into Gary Majewski before our eyes. He's toast and the sooner Dusty figures this out, the better.

Kc61
09-06-2009, 04:35 PM
Burton is removed after a single. Dusty with a double switch.

Next year's pen will have Rhodes, Herrera, Massett, and Cordero. The other three spots are up for grabs.

Fisher might hang on as a multi inning guy. Owings may stay as a reliever. But with Weathers and Roenicke gone, there will be some new blood.

Kc61
09-06-2009, 04:37 PM
Burton has morphed into Gary Majewski before our eyes. He's toast and the sooner Dusty figures this out, the better.

I expected Burton to pitch against the righty hitters there. Thing is that Massett, Rhodes and Coco cannot work every single day. With the Weathers and Roenicke trades, and with Fisher down, the pen is thinner.

We could see Viola today, possibly.

But I agree that Burton needs to be replaced next year.

Tom Servo
09-06-2009, 04:38 PM
Burton has morphed into Gary Majewski before our eyes. He's toast and the sooner Dusty figures this out, the better.
Whoa whoa whoa, let's not go THAT far. He's bad, but a Majewski comparison is cruel.

Tom Servo
09-06-2009, 04:39 PM
Yesiree!

Kc61
09-06-2009, 04:40 PM
Danny Ray gets the DP ball, as he so often does. Reds need one to tie heading to the eighth.

Reds Fanatic
09-06-2009, 04:40 PM
6-4-3 DP ends the inning. 2-1 Braves after 7.

VR
09-06-2009, 04:41 PM
Burton has morphed into Gary Majewski before our eyes. He's toast and the sooner Dusty figures this out, the better.

Perhaps they can send him away from the big league club for awhile so he remembers how to pitch, ala Cueto and Homer?

Kc61
09-06-2009, 04:42 PM
Reds bullpen had a good year, but the two disappointments were Lincoln and Burton. I thought Jared might be getting it back later in the year, but it hasn't really worked out.

KoryMac5
09-06-2009, 04:42 PM
Reds with 4 hits on the day so their luck is bound to change.

Tom Servo
09-06-2009, 04:45 PM
Reds get jobbed by Ross and the umpire.

Reds Fanatic
09-06-2009, 04:47 PM
Anderson and McLouth run into each other on a fly ball and Anderson hangs on for the catch. 2 outs.

KoryMac5
09-06-2009, 04:48 PM
Dangerous play there for those two.

Tom Servo
09-06-2009, 04:48 PM
Stubbs homers!

Tom Servo
09-06-2009, 04:48 PM
:jump:

AWESOME

Reds Fanatic
09-06-2009, 04:49 PM
Stubbs homers to left!! Tie game 2-2.

KoryMac5
09-06-2009, 04:49 PM
Stubbs !!!

Chip R
09-06-2009, 04:51 PM
Perhaps they can send him away from the big league club for awhile so he remembers how to pitch, ala Cueto and Homer?

I'm sure he still has options.

HokieRed
09-06-2009, 04:51 PM
Power surge continues from Stubbs.

KoryMac5
09-06-2009, 04:52 PM
McDonald K's and ruins the mood. 2-2 game.

HokieRed
09-06-2009, 04:52 PM
By the way, I'm not a big Burton fan, but he hasn't exactly been Majewski over the last month--in fact he's been really pretty good since the first of June except for a few occasions when he's gotten lit up. Still 3.18 over 10 or 11 appearances in Aug.

WVRedsFan
09-06-2009, 04:53 PM
I'm glad Drew homered to tie it up, but I fear it's fools gold as far as his offense is concerned and I'm afraid the Reds will pencil him in as a starter next year and not make deals (same goes for SS and LF). The Reds need to deal.

KoryMac5
09-06-2009, 04:55 PM
I'm glad Drew homered to tie it up, but I fear it's fools gold as far as his offense is concerned and I'm afraid the Reds will pencil him in as a starter next year and not make deals (same goes for SS and LF). The Reds need to deal.

Not too many CF's out there to be had in trade. When teams get one they like to hold on to them.

Reds Fanatic
09-06-2009, 05:00 PM
Masset comes in to record the final out of the 8th. 2-2 after 8.

Votto, Phillips and Rolen due up in the 9th.

traderumor
09-06-2009, 05:01 PM
I'm glad Drew homered to tie it up, but I fear it's fools gold as far as his offense is concerned and I'm afraid the Reds will pencil him in as a starter next year and not make deals (same goes for SS and LF). The Reds need to deal.I'm glad he's performing. There is a lot to like about his game, and keep in mind that some opinions go clear back to folks not wanting to draft him in the first place and will be hard to please.

Kc61
09-06-2009, 05:01 PM
I'm glad Drew homered to tie it up, but I fear it's fools gold as far as his offense is concerned and I'm afraid the Reds will pencil him in as a starter next year and not make deals (same goes for SS and LF). The Reds need to deal.

Stubbs will probably split the CF job next year. But I don't see the fool's gold point at all.

This guy is an excellent combo of speed and power. He has shown enough offensively to let him develop and grow into a solid centerfielder. A combo of Dickerson and Stubbs should be effective next year, and not necessarily a straight platoon.

I think the Reds have other needs beyond CF. Particularly with the money owed Taveras, I don't see them throwing more dough at CF.

I'm impressed with Stubbs, less with his results, more with his fine defense and his obvious power. The Cameron analogy seems reasonable.

lollipopcurve
09-06-2009, 05:03 PM
I'm glad Drew homered to tie it up, but I fear it's fools gold as far as his offense is concerned and I'm afraid the Reds will pencil him in as a starter next year and not make deals (same goes for SS and LF). The Reds need to deal.

Grass isn't always greener. And the trade market is very difficult to manipulate to your advantage. If you're waiting for deals to provide anything more than short-term solutions at middle-of-the-diamond spots like SS and CF, you're going to be waiting a long time.

Kc61
09-06-2009, 05:04 PM
Votto fans. His bat just seems slower to me these days.

Philips tries to bunt and is thrown out by Ross. Strange decision there. Now Rolen.

Braves closer just pouring in the fastball. Rolen behind in the count. Finally flies to shallow center.

Reds Fanatic
09-06-2009, 05:06 PM
Reds go down 1-2-3 in the 9th

KoryMac5
09-06-2009, 05:06 PM
Votto seems to get behind 0-2 a lot these days.

Tom Servo
09-06-2009, 05:09 PM
Whew, that was close...

_Sir_Charles_
09-06-2009, 05:10 PM
Whew, that was close...

No kidding. I thought that was gone for sure.

PuffyPig
09-06-2009, 05:11 PM
I'm glad Drew homered to tie it up, but I fear it's fools gold as far as his offense is concerned and I'm afraid the Reds will pencil him in as a starter next year and not make deals (same goes for SS and LF). The Reds need to deal.

It's one thing to be concerned about relying on a marginal talent, but Stobbs is a former high first round pick with exceptional tools.

If he hits even a bit, he's an asset.

Our quickest way to being a decent team is for guys like Stubbs to produce.

WVRedsFan
09-06-2009, 05:11 PM
Rolen shines again. Wow. On to extras.

Reds Fanatic
09-06-2009, 05:11 PM
Nice play by Rolen to end the 9th.

_Sir_Charles_
09-06-2009, 05:11 PM
Free baseball!

Kc61
09-06-2009, 05:12 PM
Extra frames. Rolen with a patented excellent play to end regulation.

CrackerJack
09-06-2009, 05:12 PM
The mystical Rolen shows why he's good for everyone. George calls him the "third sacker."

WVRedsFan
09-06-2009, 05:13 PM
It's one thing to be concerned about relying on a marginal talent, but Stobbs is a former high first round pick with exceptional tools.

If he hits even a bit, he's an asset.

Our quickest way to being a decent team is for guys like Stubbs to produce.

No, I hope we're seeing the real Drew Stubbs, but I have to wonder if it's all a mirage. He wasn't performing like this in AAA. In fact, he has more homers here than nearly a whole season in Louisville.

Tom Servo
09-06-2009, 05:16 PM
Barky Bark and the Funky Bunch up to PH.

VR
09-06-2009, 05:17 PM
The umps apparently thought "Moylan" was "Maddux" in a Braves uni, and have now expanded the strike zone by 3 inches. 3 of em called this inning so far.

Kc61
09-06-2009, 05:18 PM
No, I hope we're seeing the real Drew Stubbs, but I have to wonder if it's all a mirage. He wasn't performing like this in AAA. In fact, he has more homers here than nearly a whole season in Louisville.

I'm not that suprised. This guy has significant power, always did. I think he tried in the minors to avoid strikeouts and to get on base ,and shortened his swing and went deep into counts.

For whatever reason, perhaps Dusty's influence, he seems less interested in walks at this level. When he first came up he went very deep into the count, not so much now.

The likely result is a lower OBP but more power hitting.

Meanwhile, Gomes fans looking and there are now two down for the Reds in the tenth with Miller up.

Tom Servo
09-06-2009, 05:20 PM
Corky actually makes an out this time, as opposed to last time where he fouled it into the ground and was called out.

_Sir_Charles_
09-06-2009, 05:23 PM
Micah in to pitch

I just looked at the lineups & remaining pitchers....I knew Viola was up, but when did Ramon Ramirez come back up?

Kc61
09-06-2009, 05:23 PM
Micah Owings in to pitch the next seven innings.

11larkin11
09-06-2009, 05:23 PM
If you're going to bring Owings in, why not save your PH Barker and go ahead and use Micah?

_Sir_Charles_
09-06-2009, 05:25 PM
If you're going to bring Owings in, why not save your PH Barker and go ahead and use Micah?

Hmmm...good point. I didn't think of that.

Well, apparently, neither did Dusty.

Tom Servo
09-06-2009, 05:26 PM
Great catch by Stubbs!

Kc61
09-06-2009, 05:26 PM
If you're going to bring Owings in, why not save your PH Barker and go ahead and use Micah?

Because Moylan is a side winding righty pitcher and Barker is a lefty bat.

Righties have much trouble with pitchers like Moylan. Gomes was completely unable to deal with him.

It was the right decision.

The current Reds are lacking in lefty hitting.

Stubbs with another fine play ends the tenth.

_Sir_Charles_
09-06-2009, 05:26 PM
Stubbs sure can cover some ground out there. Me likey!

KoryMac5
09-06-2009, 05:29 PM
Reds need to show some patience against this pitcher.

Tom Servo
09-06-2009, 05:30 PM
Stubbs triples!

Reds Fanatic
09-06-2009, 05:31 PM
Stubbs triples to right. His 3rd hit of the day.

_Sir_Charles_
09-06-2009, 05:31 PM
Triple for Stubby! Poorly played by Diaz, but I'll take it!

Kc61
09-06-2009, 05:31 PM
Stubbs triples to right. Diaz seems to have misread it, but ball was hit hard to opposite field.

KoryMac5
09-06-2009, 05:31 PM
Stubbs with an assist from the OF.

CrackerJack
09-06-2009, 05:32 PM
McDonald...ugh

Reds Fanatic
09-06-2009, 05:32 PM
McLouth throws Stubbs out at the plate to end the inning.

Tom Servo
09-06-2009, 05:32 PM
Oh sure, NOW Ross actually holds onto the ball for a play at home.


Jerk.

_Sir_Charles_
09-06-2009, 05:32 PM
Crud. Short flyout to center and Stubbs is out trying to score.

VR
09-06-2009, 05:32 PM
Those ab's showed the difference between Stubbs and Janish as major league hitters. Janish has a punch and Judy bat, Stubbs has some actual pop, to all fields.

toledodan
09-06-2009, 05:32 PM
McDonald...ugh

WTF!:thumbdown

oneupper
09-06-2009, 05:33 PM
Not sure if he was really out and certainly don't understand why he was sent on that very shallow pop fly.

KoryMac5
09-06-2009, 05:33 PM
McDonald...ugh

Don't we have Wlad on the bench to PH. No way with the winning run on third and 1 out that Darnell should be hitting.

Kc61
09-06-2009, 05:33 PM
Braves have played excellent defense today. Some great infield plays and a nice throw there. It was questionable to send Stubbs, but he has speed. Throw was perfect.

dougdirt
09-06-2009, 05:34 PM
On the replay.... why was Votto not telling Stubbs to get on the inside of the line? He was just standing there watching.

_Sir_Charles_
09-06-2009, 05:35 PM
Braves have played excellent defense today. Some great infield plays and a nice throw there. It was questionable to send Stubbs, but he has speed. Throw was perfect.

Bingo. We forced the Braves to make the play. Give the Braves credit. Not a bad decision to send him there.

Chip R
09-06-2009, 05:35 PM
Not sure if he was really out and certainly don't understand why he was sent on that very shallow pop fly.

Do you remember who is catching?

oneupper
09-06-2009, 05:35 PM
Lots of good D today.

_Sir_Charles_
09-06-2009, 05:36 PM
Wow. This is some of the best D I've seen in a game in a long time. Both sides.

VR
09-06-2009, 05:36 PM
Braves have played excellent defense today. Some great infield plays and a nice throw there. It was questionable to send Stubbs, but he has speed. Throw was perfect.

Indeed, it took a nearly perfect throw, and they pulled it off. Tip your hat to McClouth.

oneupper
09-06-2009, 05:38 PM
Do you remember who is catching?

Ross actually held on. Who'd have thunk it. Looking at the replay, it was REALLY close and if Stubbs doesn't do a pop-up (ish) slide, he gets the call.

Chip R
09-06-2009, 05:38 PM
Ross actually held on. Who'd have thunk it. Looking at the replay, it was REALLY close and if Stubbs doesn't do a pop-up (ish) slide, he gets the call.

Exactly.

KoryMac5
09-06-2009, 05:39 PM
Ross actually held on. Who'd have thunk it. Looking at the replay, it was REALLY close and if Stubbs doesn't do a pop-up (ish) slide, he gets the call.

I thought his foot got in there, but if it's close the umpire usually gives it to the catcher.

KoryMac5
09-06-2009, 05:44 PM
1st and 2nd now with one out.

Chip R
09-06-2009, 05:44 PM
I thought his foot got in there, but if it's close the umpire usually gives it to the catcher.


I think he got him up high before his foot hit the plate.

WVRedsFan
09-06-2009, 05:47 PM
Owings about to implode and give the Braves the game. Shame--wanted 7 in a row.

2 out, though. Maybe...

KoryMac5
09-06-2009, 05:47 PM
2 down as Owings induces a pop up.

_Sir_Charles_
09-06-2009, 05:50 PM
*whew*

Strike out to end the inning. I thought that was the last inning for sure. Nice job regrouping there by Micah.

KoryMac5
09-06-2009, 05:50 PM
Nice job by Micah to work out of a jam.

WebScorpion
09-06-2009, 05:50 PM
Omar Infante...SIT DOWN! :thumbup:

RBA
09-06-2009, 05:51 PM
*whew*

Strike out to end the inning. I thought that was the last inning for sure. Nice job regrouping there by Micah.

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WebScorpion
09-06-2009, 05:53 PM
Votto is due.

_Sir_Charles_
09-06-2009, 05:53 PM
Now would be a nice time for Joey to break out of this funk he's in.

Well, I'll take the walk too. :O)

WVRedsFan
09-06-2009, 05:53 PM
Really, outside of Stubbs, who has done anything today? Time for Brandon to step up.

WVRedsFan
09-06-2009, 05:54 PM
Votto walks, will Phillips bunt? Na, he's hacking.

_Sir_Charles_
09-06-2009, 05:55 PM
Really, outside of Stubbs, who has done anything today? Time for Brandon to step up.

Cueto wasn't half bad. :D

_Sir_Charles_
09-06-2009, 05:55 PM
Man alive. That would've been BAD! Votto nearly picked off.

Reds Fanatic
09-06-2009, 05:56 PM
Phillips flies out to the track in center.

WVRedsFan
09-06-2009, 05:56 PM
Close, but no cigar.

_Sir_Charles_
09-06-2009, 05:56 PM
Dang. Brandon gave that one a ride. Dead center field right to the wall. Shoot!

Tom Servo
09-06-2009, 05:57 PM
Rolen singles Votto to third.

_Sir_Charles_
09-06-2009, 05:57 PM
Rolen keeps it going with a single. Votto with some aggressive baserunning to make it to third.

WVRedsFan
09-06-2009, 05:58 PM
Boy, did Votto make two baserunning errors, but came out smelling like a rose!

VR
09-06-2009, 05:58 PM
George is going to throw his voice out on all these warning track fly outs today.

_Sir_Charles_
09-06-2009, 05:58 PM
Wlad PH'ing for Gomes

_Sir_Charles_
09-06-2009, 05:59 PM
Boy, did Votto make two baserunning errors, but came out smelling like a rose!

It doesn't seem like his head's in the game the past few days. Mental mistakes that he hasn't normally made.

KoryMac5
09-06-2009, 06:00 PM
I thought Votto going form 1st to 3rd was pretty heads up. Atlanta announcers agree as well.

VR
09-06-2009, 06:01 PM
I thought Votto going form 1st to 3rd was pretty heads up. Atlanta announcers agree as well.

Great result, but he would have been out by 3 feet on anything resembling a decent throw.

KoryMac5
09-06-2009, 06:02 PM
Loaded for Owings.

_Sir_Charles_
09-06-2009, 06:02 PM
I thought Votto going form 1st to 3rd was pretty heads up. Atlanta announcers agree as well.

Did you notice that pause halfway down the line? At first I thought it was aggressive too...not so sure now. But he's safe...so I'm fine with it.

WVRedsFan
09-06-2009, 06:02 PM
Great result, but he would have been out by 3 feet on anything resembling a decent throw.

Agreed. I couldn't believe he made it. The throw was awful

_Sir_Charles_
09-06-2009, 06:03 PM
Bases Jacked for Owings.

HBP right in the helmet! Yikes!

11larkin11
09-06-2009, 06:03 PM
That went under the helmet. Straight in the head.

dougdirt
09-06-2009, 06:03 PM
Owings gives a thumbs up from the ground. Thats good.

Tony Cloninger
09-06-2009, 06:04 PM
Balentin does a good job of working the count.....but he sure has a hard time in taking the walk ...sometimes. He will do his Vladdy thing and swing at balls all over the place....but good job of laying off that high and tight one.

_Sir_Charles_
09-06-2009, 06:04 PM
Damn, that's scary.

Tom Servo
09-06-2009, 06:04 PM
He's sitting up.

KoryMac5
09-06-2009, 06:04 PM
Great result, but he would have been out by 3 feet on anything resembling a decent throw.

I realize that but I think he knew that he was going to catch the LF sleeping so he took the chance. Sutton was burned on being caught flat footed this year in the OF.

redsfandan
09-06-2009, 06:05 PM
Really, outside of Stubbs, who has done anything today? Time for Brandon to step up.


Cueto wasn't half bad. :D


Close, but no cigar.
I just wanted to make sure that I understand you WVRedsFan. Cueto pitched 6 innings with only 3 hits, 1 earned run, 2 walks, and 9 k's but he hasn't done anything today?

jojo
09-06-2009, 06:05 PM
That is scary.

VR
09-06-2009, 06:05 PM
Goodness. That could have been a whole lot worse.

_Sir_Charles_
09-06-2009, 06:06 PM
I just wanted to make sure that I understand you WVRedsFan. Cueto pitched 6 innings with only 3 hits, 1 earned run, 2 walks, and 9 k's but he hasn't done anything today?

The close but no cigar was referring to the deep drive to center by Phillips I think.

KoryMac5
09-06-2009, 06:06 PM
Mouthing I am alright to those standing around him. Thumbs up to the crowd. An RBI and a welt out of the deal.

_Sir_Charles_
09-06-2009, 06:06 PM
Thank goodness he's going off on his own power. That could've been MUCH worse.

Tom Servo
09-06-2009, 06:06 PM
Corky gets a sac fly. 4-2 Reds.

_Sir_Charles_
09-06-2009, 06:07 PM
Corky with a sac fly to center. 4-2 Reds

Tony Cloninger
09-06-2009, 06:08 PM
Bad way to take one for the team. Good job of getting the extra run in.

11larkin11
09-06-2009, 06:08 PM
Dang. I was hoping Janish would punch one through there to give Stubbs the chance at the cycle

KoryMac5
09-06-2009, 06:08 PM
That's how you get em home Corky. Corky sporting the sexy stache is that a tribute to a certain RedsZone member.

_Sir_Charles_
09-06-2009, 06:09 PM
Dang. I was hoping Janish would punch one through there to give Stubbs the chance at the cycle

Good call. I'd forgotten about the single. That would've been cool.

WVRedsFan
09-06-2009, 06:09 PM
I just wanted to make sure that I understand you WVRedsFan. Cueto pitched 6 innings with only 3 hits, 1 earned run, 2 walks, and 9 k's but he hasn't done anything today?

No, no. The "close but no cigar" was for Brandon's fly out. Jeez.

VR
09-06-2009, 06:09 PM
For his fine efforts in battling today, Owings due for the W and the GWRBI. :clap:

_Sir_Charles_
09-06-2009, 06:12 PM
Cordero not fooling around. ALL heaters. 1 down.

VR
09-06-2009, 06:12 PM
Is Cordero at 200 innings yet?

_Sir_Charles_
09-06-2009, 06:13 PM
Back to back K's

LEt's go! Sit 'em all down!

WebScorpion
09-06-2009, 06:14 PM
Dang! We may be in trouble...I can't find a broom! Will a mop do? http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-chores020.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)

redsfandan
09-06-2009, 06:14 PM
No, no. The "close but no cigar" was for Brandon's fly out. Jeez.
Ah ok. Just checking.

WVRedsFan
09-06-2009, 06:14 PM
Where was that pitch to McLouth?

_Sir_Charles_
09-06-2009, 06:15 PM
*stands up to type*

And this one belongs to the Reds! 7 straight and back to back SWEEPS!

VR
09-06-2009, 06:15 PM
Flat out cheese from Cordero.
Got hosed on ball 2...then comes back to get his 3rd K. That was one of his best performances of the year....no chance for the Bravos.

WVRedsFan
09-06-2009, 06:16 PM
Sweeping the Braves! Codero looked like he had nothing but gas. Pinch me, I must be dreaming.

Cueto with a strong start and Drew Stubbs with the good bat. Seven in a row and counting.

KoryMac5
09-06-2009, 06:16 PM
Woo Hoo the Reds run to respectability tour continues. Next stop Colorado.

WebScorpion
09-06-2009, 06:16 PM
...and this one belongs to the REDS!!! 7 straight! :eek:

http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-fc/drunk.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)

nate
09-06-2009, 06:17 PM
Nice sweep(s)!

WVRedsFan
09-06-2009, 06:19 PM
Hope we get some news on Owings before long. I imagine he has a concussion and will be out awhile. Can anything else happen?

With Burton pitching poorly and the rest of the pen either injured or tired, who will they bring up?

Tony Cloninger
09-06-2009, 06:19 PM
Incredibly Cordero has that much on his fastball even with all the pitches he has been throwing.

Speaking of 200 innings....for a reliever....anyone see the 3 games on MLB Network from 1974 world series...Great stuff to watch.

jojo
09-06-2009, 06:31 PM
If there were any Braves fans still clinging to playoff hopes, well, it sucks to be you!

15fan
09-06-2009, 07:01 PM
Flat out cheese from Cordero.
Got hosed on ball 2...then comes back to get his 3rd K. That was one of his best performances of the year....no chance for the Bravos.

Was at the game. Kiddo couldn't hang after the bottom of the 11th, so we left our seats in the nosebleeds behind home and headed out.

Stopped on our way out to show her the visitor bullpen, and the Reds promptly manufactured the game-winning rally. After the 3rd out in the top of the 12th, Cordero made his way out from the bullpen. As he did, I yelled out that it was time to slam the door shut.

Cordero obliged.

PuffyPig
09-06-2009, 08:28 PM
Is Cordero at 200 innings yet?

He's on pace for 67 innings this year, his second lowest total of his career.

Does he look tired out there?

Especially with the racist save tonight.

KKK

VR
09-06-2009, 08:57 PM
He's on pace for 67 innings this year, his second lowest total of his career.

Does he look tired out there?

Especially with the racist save tonight.

KKK

"hyperbole"

He's pitched in a LOT of games in the last 4 series, but that's a good thing as he's ripped off 8 saves in the last 2 weeks.

WVRedsFan
09-07-2009, 01:11 AM
He's on pace for 67 innings this year, his second lowest total of his career.

Does he look tired out there?

Especially with the racist save tonight.

KKK
What's a racist save?

HeatherC1212
09-07-2009, 01:27 AM
I was at Riverfest downtown during the last parts of the game and while I'm happy that the Reds won (Wow, who saw a sweep of the Braves coming?! :eek: ), I'm happier that Micah is all right. That was dang scary and I was just watching the recap at reds.com. Poor guy. It sounds like he'll stay in Georgia for a few days and then rejoin the team later on in the road trip. No reports of any concussion so that's good but he had to get four stitches in his head. What a rough way to win a game! :(

redsmetz
09-07-2009, 08:32 AM
What's a racist save?

Three strikeouts (K and K and K). Not sure why it's necessary to title it that way, since there was nothing bad about his effort today.

redsmetz
09-07-2009, 08:40 AM
What's a racist save?

Three strikeouts (K and K and K). Not sure why it's necessary to title it that way, since there was nothing bad about his effort today.

Hoosier Red
09-07-2009, 11:13 AM
I was curious since I just heard the tail end of it, was did Micah have to run(walk) to first before he could be taken out of the game? What if he couldn't make it? Would he have had to be called out?

_Sir_Charles_
09-07-2009, 12:28 PM
What's a racist save?

I didn't get it at first either. The "KKK" was just out of viewing range when I started reading the post. :O) I'll take innings like that from Coco every time out. :beerme:


I was curious since I just heard the tail end of it, was did Micah have to run(walk) to first before he could be taken out of the game? What if he couldn't make it? Would he have had to be called out?

I'm not sure of the rule, but I certainly can't imagine there NOT being a rule to cover that sort of situation. I'm sure the pinch runner would be allowed to simply take first base. Baseball's not THAT heartless.

PuffyPig
09-07-2009, 03:02 PM
I'm not sure of the rule, but I certainly can't imagine there NOT being a rule to cover that sort of situation. I'm sure the pinch runner would be allowed to simply take first base. Baseball's not THAT heartless.

There must be a rule, as Owings certainly did get to first.