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nate
09-16-2009, 08:19 PM
It's a game thread!

redhawkfish
09-16-2009, 08:46 PM
Lehr escapes big trouble in the 2nd.

Big Klu
09-16-2009, 08:49 PM
Holy smokes! When Jonny Quest hits 'em, it sounds like he's stacking two-by-fours in the lumber yard!

1-0 Reds on a Gomes HR!

nate
09-16-2009, 08:51 PM
We're getting things GOMESING in chat!

Tom Servo
09-16-2009, 09:05 PM
Lehr = launching pad

3 solo shots in the inning.

toledodan
09-16-2009, 09:05 PM
lehr giving up homerun derby. 3 houston homeruns in the third 3-1. dick pole just standing there getting paid doing nothing.

toledodan
09-16-2009, 09:09 PM
stubbs goes yard.

Chip R
09-16-2009, 09:09 PM
Stubbs could have 10 HRs before the season's over.

mbgrayson
09-16-2009, 09:09 PM
Stubbs connects for his 7th homer already....in 28 games.

Reds still trail 3-2.

Tom Servo
09-16-2009, 09:10 PM
Stubbs' power has viewers confused, but intrigued.

mbgrayson
09-16-2009, 09:11 PM
Willy who? We don't know anyone named Willy. Our centerfielder is Drew F'n Stubbs......

Always Red
09-16-2009, 09:11 PM
Stubbs has no power, everyone knows that!

GAC
09-16-2009, 09:14 PM
Sorry chat pals. I've neglected chat over the last week trying to get daughter ready for college this week.

But chat is open! :beeerme:

Chip R
09-16-2009, 09:15 PM
Sorry chat pals. I've neglected chat over the last week trying to get daughter ready for college this week.

But chat is open! :beeerme:

http://thestartingfive.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/bill-murray-you-suck.jpg

Chip R
09-16-2009, 09:16 PM
Stubbs has no power, everyone knows that!

I think he might be miscast as a leadoff hitter.

mbgrayson
09-16-2009, 09:18 PM
I think he might be miscast as a leadoff hitter.


Centerfielder leads off, dude.

Always Red
09-16-2009, 09:21 PM
Centerfielder leads off, dude.

thanks Dusty; but I agree he might be better lower in the order. At this point maybe 6th or 7th.

Then again, there is no one else to lead off or bat 2nd. :D

Tom Servo
09-16-2009, 09:22 PM
I think he might be miscast as a leadoff hitter.
Agreed. He's got his skills set and batting leadoff isn't part of them, and that's okay.

Always Red
09-16-2009, 09:26 PM
Agreed. He's got his skills set and batting leadoff isn't part of them, and that's okay.

True, and hitting lead off right now gets him a lot of at bats (and experience) in a shorter amount of time.

If he develops better contact skills with time, he might be a very good #2 hitter.

HokieRed
09-16-2009, 09:37 PM
Was it a suicide squeeze?

toledodan
09-16-2009, 09:42 PM
Was it a suicide squeeze?

yes!

Tom Servo
09-16-2009, 09:42 PM
Personally, I really dig Balentien and would like to see him back next year with more of a chance to play.

toledodan
09-16-2009, 09:46 PM
homerun derby is back.

Tom Servo
09-16-2009, 09:51 PM
homerun derby is back.
Giving up two dingers to Jeff Keppinger in one game is pretty terrible.

CTA513
09-16-2009, 09:58 PM
Giving up two dingers to Jeff Keppinger in one game is pretty terrible.

:thumbup:


The only good thing is that all these homers have been solo shots so the Reds are still in the game.

Tom Servo
09-16-2009, 10:28 PM
Stubbs tied the game at 5-5 with a single.

HokieRed
09-16-2009, 10:34 PM
Burton making his arb question harder again.

HokieRed
09-16-2009, 10:46 PM
Francisco walks! Alert most of the contributors to Minor League Talk.

RedsManRick
09-16-2009, 10:48 PM
Francisco walks! Alert most of the contributors to Minor League Talk.

No kidding... what are the odds?

Hoosier Red
09-16-2009, 10:49 PM
eh, Drew Stubbs develops power at the Major League level, Francisco learns an eye.
Pretty soon we'll be discounting minor league performance altogether.

Spring~Fields
09-16-2009, 10:54 PM
eh, Drew Stubbs develops power at the Major League level, Francisco learns an eye.
Pretty soon we'll be discounting minor league performance altogether.

You got that right. :lol:

TheNext44
09-16-2009, 11:08 PM
Don't look now but the Reds are two outs away from being only 3 games from 3rd place, and only 8 from 2nd place.

LoganBuck
09-16-2009, 11:09 PM
Might as well call up Devin Mesoraco. Gotta get it while the getting is good.

Spring~Fields
09-16-2009, 11:22 PM
Final Cincinnati 6, Houston 5

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

Top 3rd: Houston
- K. Matsui homered to deep right
- C. Lee homered to deep left
- J. Keppinger homered to left

Bot 3rd: Cincinnati
- D. Stubbs homered to deep left
- S. Rolen hit sacrifice fly to center, J. Votto scored, B. Phillips to second

Bot 4th: Cincinnati
- J. Lehr safe at first on pitcher Y. Bazardo's fielding error, W. Balentien scored

Top 5th: Houston
- G. Blum homered to right
- J. Keppinger homered to deep center

Bot 6th: Cincinnati
- D. Stubbs singled to shallow right, W. Balentien scored, D. Stubbs to second advancing on throw

Bot 7th: Cincinnati
- J. Votto scored, B. Phillips to third on wild pitch

Houston Batting
2B - H Pence (24, J Lehr).

HR - K Matsui (7, 3rd inning off J Lehr 0 on, 0 Out), C Lee (26, 3rd inning off J Lehr 0 on, 1 Out), G Blum (10, 5th inning off J Lehr 0 on, 1 Out), J Keppinger 2 (7, 3rd inning off J Lehr 0 on, 2 Out, 5th inning off J Lehr 0 on, 1 Out).

S - M Bourn.

RBI - K Matsui (41), C Lee (96), G Blum (47), J Keppinger 2 (27).

2-out RBI - J Keppinger.

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Bourn 1, H Pence 1, C Lee 1, G Blum 1.

Team LOB - 8.

Base Running
SB - M Bourn (57, 2nd base off J Lehr/C Tatum).

Fielding
E - Y Bazardo (2, field).

DP - 1 (T Manzella-K Matsui-G Blum).

Cincinnati Batting
2B - W Balentien (7, Y Bazardo).

HR - D Stubbs (7, 3rd inning off Y Bazardo 0 on, 0 Out), J Gomes (20, 2nd inning off Y Bazardo 0 on, 0 Out).

S - C Tatum, J Lehr.

SF - S Rolen.

RBI - D Stubbs 2 (13), S Rolen (14), J Gomes (49), J Lehr (1).

2-out RBI - D Stubbs.

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - P Janish 2, S Rolen 1, J Gomes 1, K Barker 1.

GIDP - B Phillips.

Team LOB - 8.

Base Running
SB - D Stubbs (6, 2nd base off Y Bazardo/J Towles).

Fielding
Outfield assists - D Stubbs.

Pitching


IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
Y. Bazardo 5.0 7 4 4 2 2 2 2.06 8.50
W. Lopez 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 2.00 10.29 (BS, 1)
W. Wright 0.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.73 5.60 (L, 3-3)
J. Fulchino 2.0 0 0 0 1 6 0 1.16 3.28

Cincinnati
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
J. Lehr 5.0 11 5 5 1 6 5 1.56 5.30
P. Viola 0.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.36 2.45
J. Burton 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.48 5.02 (W, 1-0)
N. Masset 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.05 2.63 (H, 16)
F. Cordero 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.29 2.29 (S, 37)


WP - J Fulchino.

Pitches-strikes - J Fulchino 32-20; Y Bazardo 86-57; W Lopez 22-16; W Wright 7-4; J Burton 18-14; N Masset 9-7; F Cordero 11-7; J Lehr 99-67; P Viola 11-6.

Ground balls-fly balls - J Fulchino 0-0; Y Bazardo 9-7; W Lopez 3-0; W Wright 1-0; J Burton 1-2; N Masset 1-1; F Cordero 2-0; J Lehr 5-8; P Viola 0-0.

Batters faced - J Fulchino 7; Y Bazardo 24; W Lopez 5; W Wright 2; J Burton 5; N Masset 3; F Cordero 3; J Lehr 26; P Viola 3.

Sea Ray
09-16-2009, 11:54 PM
eh, Drew Stubbs develops power at the Major League level, Francisco learns an eye.
Pretty soon we'll be discounting minor league performance altogether.

I think we can put to bed the question about Drew Stubbs' power. Suffice to say the guy has pop. Seems to me the only thing holding him back from nailing down the CF job on a fulltime basis is hitting a curveball. A good start would be learning to lay off the curveballs he can't hit with a tennis racket. And this hole in his game is not unusual for young players.

As it is right now he's a .250 hitter with pop, speed and outstanding CF defense and that ain't bad...

Scrap Irony
09-17-2009, 01:13 AM
Perhaps Stubbs is the young Steve Finley Marty talked about a couple years ago, but we all misheard him?

11larkin11
09-17-2009, 01:45 AM
Francisco walks! Alert most of the contributors to Minor League Talk.

I remember watching the WBC and Willy walked in his first AB. I thought to myself, wow, everyone was wrong, he has an eye! Man was I wrong...

traderumor
09-17-2009, 08:53 AM
That was a fine series for the Reds. All the games were close, they came from behind in each one, and there were some signs of offense. Overcoming 5 homers ought to keep the boys at Elias Sports Bureau busy until game time tonight. I imagine 5 solo homers is a rarity in itself.

BTW, Francisco did walk in the minors, at least once every 100 AB, so I guess we have to wait until next year to see another. :)