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Tom Servo
09-14-2009, 07:10 PM
Stubbs CF
Janish SS
Votto 1B
Phillips 2B
Rolen 3B
Gomes RF
McDonald LF
Hanigan C
Arroyo P

PuffyPig
09-14-2009, 08:31 PM
Astros get a called strike 3-throw-em' out DP on a ball that was very low. Votto follows with a single, the Reds should have had a big inning.

HeatherC1212
09-14-2009, 08:33 PM
That called third strike seemed low to me. I'm glad to see Joey get a hit in his first at bat and hope that he can keep that up so his average gets back over .300 again. :)

Bronson had a great first inning and I hope he can keep that up tonight.

TheNext44
09-14-2009, 08:35 PM
Astros get a called strike 3-throw-em' out DP on a ball that was very low. Votto follows with a single, the Reds should have had a big inning.

Let's hope the ump gives that pitch to Arroyo all night long. it will be a very fast game

HeatherC1212
09-14-2009, 08:38 PM
That pitch did NOT hit Blum. :eek:

TheNext44
09-14-2009, 08:41 PM
Bill (not Tim) Welke's having another bad night behind the plate.

HeatherC1212
09-14-2009, 08:44 PM
Great job by Bronson to get out of that rather odd inning. I'm still scratching my head over several things that happened there. :confused:

TheNext44
09-14-2009, 09:05 PM
Stubbs takes another fastball right down central when he is ahead of the count. No way he starts in the majors if he doesn't learn to hit that. That's baseball 101.

HeatherC1212
09-14-2009, 09:05 PM
Gotta get this run in from third....and they don't in the end. Joey gets left on deck too. :bang:

flyer85
09-14-2009, 09:08 PM
gotta love that 1-2 combo

HeatherC1212
09-14-2009, 09:14 PM
Big mistake there by Lee and I'm glad Bronson caught him.

TheNext44
09-14-2009, 09:17 PM
Anyone with little leaguers watching, Rolen executed the run down perfectly. He ran Lee back to the previous base, faked him, froze him then tagged him. Exactly how it should be down, with no throws.

HeatherC1212
09-14-2009, 09:19 PM
Joey gave that one a ride but darn Bourn had to catch it. He is swinging the bat pretty well again even if he doesn't have all the hits and RBIs to show for it.

HeatherC1212
09-14-2009, 09:30 PM
Pitching duals are kind of boring although I'm happy to see Bronson pitching so well. I think I need to go find something a little more interesting for a while. I'll be back later though. :D

HeatherC1212
09-14-2009, 10:16 PM
Juan Francisco makes his ML debut! Let's see how he does....

HeatherC1212
09-14-2009, 10:18 PM
He strikes out on a very nasty slider. He worked the count though so that was good to see.

HeatherC1212
09-14-2009, 10:19 PM
Wow, Kevin Barker gets intentionally walked with only one out in the inning! :eek:

HeatherC1212
09-14-2009, 10:21 PM
BRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCE comes up with the bases loaded and only one out. He's going to be stuck facing a lefty too. Come on Jay!

HeatherC1212
09-14-2009, 10:24 PM
BRUUUUUUUUUUUUUCE gets it done and the Reds are up 2-1!! :D

Welcome back Jay! I think that was a nice boost of confidence for him to get a hit in his first PA back. :)

mbgrayson
09-14-2009, 10:25 PM
Jay bounces a 'seeing eye' single through the right side. Sometimes, it's better to be lucky than good....Knocks in two, Reds up 2-1.

Welcome back Jay!

HeatherC1212
09-14-2009, 10:41 PM
Reds hold the lead through the 8th but I'd love an insurance run or two before Coco comes in for the save. :eek:

HeatherC1212
09-14-2009, 10:47 PM
Brandon hits HR #20!!! :jump:

And there's the run I was hoping for in this inning. Brandon also does something no Red has ever done but they've said it so fast that I didn't catch it! OK, here it is...he has now had three consecutive 20 HR-20 SB-20 double seasons and he's apparently the first Red to do that. Pretty cool. Congrats Brandon! :)

HeatherC1212
09-14-2009, 10:55 PM
Bruce gets his first test of the wrist and makes a great catch in RF. A little too similar to the diving catch that originally broke the wrist but he kept the wrist up and made the catch. :)

And he catches out #2 as well! He should just catch them all since he got the Reds the lead in the first place, LOL :lol:

HeatherC1212
09-14-2009, 10:57 PM
REDS WIN!!! :D

Bronson gets the win (he should buy Jay a steak dinner for the 2 RBIs, LOL :p: ), Brandon gets HR #20, and Coco actually has an uneventful save for once. Go Reds!! :jump:

Hope everyone enjoyed the HeatherC game thread tonight, LOL :laugh:

Spring~Fields
09-14-2009, 11:11 PM
Final Cincinnati 3, Houston 1

Scoring Summary
Top 6th: Houston
- C. Lee doubled to center, L. Berkman scored

Bot 7th: Cincinnati
- J. Bruce singled to shallow right, S. Rolen and J. Gomes scored, K. Barker to third

Bot 8th: Cincinnati
- B. Phillips homered to deep left

Houston Batting
2B - C Lee (29, B Arroyo); H Pence (23, B Arroyo).

S - K Matsui.

RBI - C Lee (95).

2-out RBI - C Lee.

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - C Lee 2, H Pence 1, W Rodriguez 1.

Team LOB - 6.

Base Running
SB - M Bourn (55, 2nd base off B Arroyo/R Hanigan).

CS - C Lee (3, 3rd base by B Arroyo/R Hanigan).

Fielding
DP - 2 (H Quintero-K Matsui, K Matsui-M Tejada-L Berkman).

Cincinnati Batting
2B - J Gomes (12, W Rodriguez); R Hanigan (6, W Rodriguez).

HR - B Phillips (20, 8th inning off J Fulchino 0 on, 1 Out).

S - B Arroyo.

RBI - B Phillips (88), J Bruce 2 (43).

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - P Janish 1.

GIDP - P Janish.

Team LOB - 6.

Base Running
CS - D Stubbs (4, 2nd base by W Rodriguez/H Quintero).

Pitching


IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
W. Rodriguez 6.0 5 2 2 2 8 0 1.20 2.77 (L, 13-10)
S. Gervacio 0.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.90 0.68
W. Wright 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.67 5.35
J. Fulchino 1.2 1 1 1 0 2 1 1.18 3.38

Cincinnati
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
B. Arroyo 7.0 6 1 1 0 6 0 1.32 4.07 (W, 13-12)
A. Rhodes 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.09 2.63
N. Masset 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.07 2.71
F. Cordero 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.31 2.36 (S, 35)


IBB - K Barker (by S Gervacio).

HPB - G Blum (by B Arroyo).

Pitches-strikes - W Rodriguez 111-68; S Gervacio 10-4; W Wright 2-1; J Fulchino 25-17; F Cordero 6-4; A Rhodes 9-7; N Masset 2-2; B Arroyo 108-79.

Ground balls-fly balls - W Rodriguez 7-1; S Gervacio 0-0; W Wright 1-0; J Fulchino 1-3; F Cordero 0-3; A Rhodes 1-1; N Masset 0-1; B Arroyo 8-9.

Batters faced - W Rodriguez 24; S Gervacio 2; W Wright 1; J Fulchino 6; F Cordero 3; A Rhodes 3; N Masset 1; B Arroyo 27.

Will M
09-14-2009, 11:43 PM
i watched most of the game.

Bruce made a great catch in the 9th to keep the bases empty in a 2 run game.

Bronson has been amazing in the 2nd half. all the teams that needed pitching 2 & 1/2 months ago really messed up by not trading for him.

_Sir_Charles_
09-15-2009, 12:35 PM
i watched most of the game.

Bruce made a great catch in the 9th to keep the bases empty in a 2 run game.

Bronson has been amazing in the 2nd half. all the teams that needed pitching 2 & 1/2 months ago really messed up by not trading for him.

Yep. Darned right. Bronson may not have the best stuff, but he's BY FAR the best "pitcher" the Reds have had in 20 years IMO. The way he keeps hitters totally off-balance with the arm angles, locations, speeds. When he's on top of his game, he's a pleasure to watch. I love watching guys look foolish on one of those bugs bunny breaking balls. :O) I really wish he could tutor some of the other starters on how to actually PITCH and not just throw.

HokieRed
09-15-2009, 06:55 PM
Agree, Sir Charles, that we tend to undervalue Bronson on RZ and that he knows how to pitch in a way that some others might benefit from studying. But 20 years takes in Jose so I don't know if I can quite buy that.

redsmetz
09-15-2009, 06:57 PM
My son and daughter went to last night's game. When I looked at the attendance from last night in the paper this morning, I said to my wife that the kids were mentioned in the article about the Reds game. She asked what I meant and I said the attendance was 9852, so if they clearly showed up in the number there.

Funny thing is when I told my son that this aftenroon, he said they'd commented on that last night at the game.

_Sir_Charles_
09-15-2009, 07:07 PM
Agree, Sir Charles, that we tend to undervalue Bronson on RZ and that he knows how to pitch in a way that some others might benefit from studying. But 20 years takes in Jose so I don't know if I can quite buy that.

Ah...Okay, you got me. I forgot Rijo. :O) I didn't actually look at the specific years, it was just a round number....like 100 pitches. *grin* But most of our decent-to-good starters have been power pitchers and didn't have the mindset of Bronson.

Regarding the attendance, yep...those stands were depressing. Can we just shuttle the Dayton fans over to Cincy? Sheesh