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Tom Servo
09-18-2009, 07:31 PM
Drew Stubbs CF
Drew Sutton SS
Joey Votto 1B
Brandon Phillips 2B
Scott Rolen 3B
Jonny Gomes RF
Wladimir Balentien LF
Corky Miller C
Homer Bailey P


1-2 Drew attack! :rockband:

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 08:16 PM
Coghlan 5 for 5 in this series now after his leadoff single.

A wild pitch moves him to second, and Johnson dribbles one to Homer for the first out.

Coghlan nailed at third by Miller trying to steal third...2 down for Ramirez.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 08:20 PM
Ramirez pops out in foul ground to Corky. 3 up 3 down...not traditional, but it worked. :O)

Tom Servo
09-18-2009, 08:23 PM
Kinda looked like the Reds players were tickling each other in the dugout lmao.


And according to George, this is the first ever Drew attack by any team, ever.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 08:23 PM
Anybody know why Bruce isn't starting? Seems odd.

Stubbs robbed on a linedrive to Ramirez. Nice snag.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 08:24 PM
Sutton shows warning track power again. At least we're getting good wood on the ball. Votto up with 2 down. 7 game hitting streak for Joey.

Tom Servo
09-18-2009, 08:25 PM
Vottomatic getting going again. Single to left.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 08:25 PM
Make it 8 games! Linedrive single for Vottomatic.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 08:29 PM
Brandon pops out to first to end the inning. 0-0 after 1.

I'm liking how we're getting solid contact off this guy. We're gonna score some runs tonight.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 08:33 PM
Another leadoff single for the fish. Cantu with the single to right.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 08:37 PM
Nice over the shoulder catch by Votto to sit Uggla down.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 08:41 PM
Homer k's Ross to end the inning. I missed what happened to Baker/Cantu.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 08:43 PM
Is it just me or does it look like Homer is keeping something off the fastball early in the games and building up his velocity as the game advances?

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 08:46 PM
2 quick rollers to Hanley by Rolen & Gomes are the first 2 down. So the bases are empty for Wlad....kinda like this game thread. Wlad quickly strikesout to end the inning.

Echo...Echo...Echo....

*crickets*

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 08:53 PM
Hmmmm...this is getting repetitive. Another leadoff single against Homer. Cameron Maybin with a single to rcf.

dougdirt
09-18-2009, 08:53 PM
Must be a busy Friday night.... not many around for the game thread.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 08:54 PM
This is some painful looking bunt attempt. Somebody needs some time in the cage. Vandenhurk k's after 2 sad bunt tries.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 08:55 PM
Must be a busy Friday night.... not many around for the game thread.

Hey, what are you doing in my private game thread? How dare you. :O)

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 08:55 PM
Nice snag by Wlad to end Coghlans domination of the Reds staff. 2 outs.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 08:58 PM
Nice curveball from Homer there. First I've seen from him tonight.

Maybin nailed on the steal attempt to end the inning. Nice gun from Corky.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 09:01 PM
Jeez guys, at least TRY to work the count a bit. First pitch swinging ends Corky's AB. PO to left.

dougdirt
09-18-2009, 09:01 PM
Hey, what are you doing in my private game thread? How dare you. :O)

Ha. I thought you could use some company, or at the very least make it appear to others that you weren't insane and talking to yourself.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 09:02 PM
K #2 from Vandenhurk courtesy of Bailey.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 09:03 PM
Ha. I thought you could use some company, or at the very least make it appear to others that you weren't insane and talking to yourself.

I'm pretty good at looking insane whether people are looking or not. :D

Stubby with a single. Hit 'em where they ain't Drew!

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 09:06 PM
SB for Stubbs! I don't care WHAT they're saying in the ORG...Stubbs has got some SERIOUS skills!

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 09:08 PM
Single by Sutton plates Stubbs. The double-Drews draw first blood. Stubbs has got some serious wheels.

dougdirt
09-18-2009, 09:09 PM
SB for Stubbs! I don't care WHAT some saying in the ORG...Stubbs has got some SERIOUS skills!

There we go... fixed that one for ya. ;)

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 09:09 PM
Joey grounds out to end the inning but the Reds take the lead 1-0 heading to the 4th.

Tom Servo
09-18-2009, 09:09 PM
Single by Sutton plates Stubbs. The double-Drews draw first blood. Stubbs has got some serious wheels.
Drew and Drew 2: Electric Boogaloo

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 09:10 PM
There we go... fixed that one for ya. ;)

hehe. Thanks doug. I just can't understand how "some" can still say that he's got no power. Good grief...those have been some BOMBS he's been hitting. And to all fields no less. I just don't get it.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 09:14 PM
Homer finally stops the leadoff man from getting on. Johnson grounded out to short. Hanley follows that with a flyball to Gomes.

Cantu up with 2 down.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 09:18 PM
I missed it, but Homer gets his third K and sits down Jorge.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 09:22 PM
Brandon hit a rocket but right at Cantu. Rolen grounded out to Ramirez. Gomes up with 2 down.

Here comes the dinger.

pop out to short right. So much for the "called shot". Durnit.

1-0 good guys heading to the top of the 5th frame.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 09:26 PM
Uggla, Baker & Ross for the Fish.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 09:27 PM
Homer showing some solid control of the zone tonight. 3 k's and 0 walks. 46 strikes 27 balls.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 09:28 PM
Wow...that was poorly timed. Uggla draws the walk.

My fault. *lowers head in shame*

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 09:30 PM
KKKK

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 09:31 PM
I really like how Homer's getting ahead of nearly every hitter. Really nice to see.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 09:32 PM
KKKKK

Tom Servo
09-18-2009, 09:33 PM
Good decision not to do the big K's for Homer's 3rd strikeout. :thumbup:

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 09:33 PM
Got away with one there. Hung a curveball to Maybin.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 09:34 PM
Good decision not to do the big K's for Homer's 3rd strikeout. :thumbup:

LOL. I learned that lesson earlier this year. :O)

Maybin grounds out to short to end the inning.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 09:36 PM
89 pitches for Homer after 5. 58 for strikes. 0 runs, 3 hits, 1 walk & 5 strikeouts. Solid...again.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 09:37 PM
Another 1 pitch out for Vandenhurk. Wlad hits a rocket right at Cantu again.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 09:38 PM
Corky makes him work a bit and draws the walk.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 09:40 PM
Homer lays down a nice bunt. Corky advances to second for the double-drews

Gallen5862
09-18-2009, 09:41 PM
Thanks for the PBP Sir Charles. Go Reds!

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 09:42 PM
Stubbs gives that one a ride, but Coghlan pulls it in at the track to end the mini-threat.

1-0 Redlegs after 5

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 09:46 PM
KKKKKK

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 09:46 PM
Homer gets the one pitch out from Coghlan as he flies out to Wlad. Quickly 2 down.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 09:47 PM
Hmmm...Homer got squeezed a bit on that AB. Johnson takes the free pass though.

Tom Servo
09-18-2009, 09:48 PM
6 scoreless for Homer. Man is he ever pitching good these last few weeks.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 09:49 PM
Gomes pulls in Hanley's shot to the wall. Another scoreless frame for Mr. Bailey.

101 pitches. I'm guessing he'll go at least one more inning. It's been pretty low impact thus far.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 09:52 PM
Pirates beating Pads 3-1 in the 5th
Astros up 1-0 in the third over the brewcrew
Cubs up 2-0 in the second over the Cards

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 09:53 PM
Sutton K'd to start the inning. Joey with a shallow pop out to left. Vandenhurk not even at 80 pitches yet. Sheesh!

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 09:55 PM
Brandon with a double to extend his streak to 9 games!

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 09:58 PM
Rolen draws the 4 pitch walk. This kid is rattled for some reason. He's lost the zone. Strange since he's been cruising (thanks to the 1 & 2 pitch AB's the Reds have been handing him)

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 10:00 PM
Let's go Jonny! Let's play some add on!

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 10:03 PM
Crud. Gomes flies out to end the inning. It remains 1-0 heading to the 7th. Apparently this kid Vandenhurk has never made it to the 7th before. I wonder if they'll let him have a chance at it. I doubt it.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 10:04 PM
Cantu, Uggla & Baker lead things off against Homer.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 10:05 PM
KKKKKKK

nate
09-18-2009, 10:05 PM
This is Homer Bailey pitching, right?

Nice.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 10:08 PM
Uggla flies out to Gomes in foul ground. Pretty nice effort there from Jonny.

110 pitches for Homer. 70 strikes, 40 balls.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 10:09 PM
Hitting 96 on the gun now. He's been pretty consistant all game at around 94 or so. Ratcheting it up later in the game. Nice to see.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 10:10 PM
KKKKKKKK

BCubb2003
09-18-2009, 10:10 PM
Who knew Bailey would be at the top of the rotation by this point in the season?

redsfandan
09-18-2009, 10:11 PM
Great, he's pitched a good game. But let's not push him too much for once. 118 pitches is enough.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 10:11 PM
117 for Homer. I'd like Dusty to pull him here. Let him end it on a really high note there. Absolutely great outting there kid. He's been simply outstanding since his last callup.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 10:13 PM
Calero replaces Vandenhurk. Pretty good outting from him. Let's see what we can do off the Fish-pen.

Homer's due up third this inning. I'd say he's done.
Wlad draws the leadoff walk.

lollipopcurve
09-18-2009, 10:13 PM
I think of all the abuse Bailey has taken on this site since 2004.

The crickets sound pretty good right now.

GOYA
09-18-2009, 10:14 PM
Who is active in the Reds' pen?

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 10:15 PM
Masset's up. And Nix is PH'ing for Bailey.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 10:16 PM
I think of all the abuse Bailey has taken on this site since 2004.

The crickets sound pretty good right now.

Yep. Stubbs has taken his place rather nicely though. We don't leave empty voids here at RZ.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 10:17 PM
Corky sac bunted Wlad over to 2nd. Nix popped out on the first pitch for the 2nd out.

Stubbs lines out to left to end things.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 10:19 PM
Homer's final line:

7.0 ip / 3 hits / 0 runs / 2 bb / 8 k's / 117 pitches

Nick replaces him. Let's go bullpen! Slam the door shut!

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 10:20 PM
Ross, Maybin and the pitcher's spot due up

WVRedsFan
09-18-2009, 10:21 PM
After pitching a 3-hit, 7 inning masterpiece, it would be a shame if this sham of an offense cost him the win. I cannot believe Lance "Hulk" Nix popped up on the first pitch. Makes me want to pull out what's left of my hair.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 10:24 PM
After pitching a 3-hit, 7 inning masterpiece, it would be a shame if this sham of an offense cost him the win. I cannot believe Lance "Hulk" Nix popped up on the first pitch. Makes me want to pull out what's left of my hair.

I agree somewhat. But let's give Vanderhurk some due credit. He pitched one heck of a game as well.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 10:24 PM
YESSIRREE!

nate
09-18-2009, 10:24 PM
Yessirree!

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 10:28 PM
HEY! Leadoff TRIPLE for Sutton!

Brutus
09-18-2009, 10:28 PM
Yessirree! (Sorry I'm late. I just didn't want to feel left out).

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 10:28 PM
Donnelly pitching btw

Tom Servo
09-18-2009, 10:29 PM
Votto delivers! 2-0 Reds.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 10:29 PM
Votto with the ribbie! Sutton comes in for the insurance run.

Brutus
09-18-2009, 10:31 PM
For some reason, though he's not done much to warrant it, I really, really like Sutton as a utility guy. I think he's got the chance to be a pretty good hitter off the bench.

WVRedsFan
09-18-2009, 10:31 PM
OK, calling them a sham kind of woke them up. That's more like it! We need at least one more for me to feel comfortable, though.

Tom Servo
09-18-2009, 10:31 PM
Man, George Grande is so painfully unfunny that he is funny. It's fascinating.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 10:33 PM
Votto picked off!.....ummm, wait....balk maybe?

Tom Servo
09-18-2009, 10:34 PM
What the hell was that pitch? lol.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 10:34 PM
What in the world just happened there? Phillips is awarded first? Interference?

Anybody? I thought it was a DP for sure.

redsmetz
09-18-2009, 10:34 PM
They're saying possibly a catcher's balk, Phillips at 1st, Votto on 2nd. (or now, they're suggesting catcher's interference).

redhawkfish
09-18-2009, 10:36 PM
I have been watching baseball for 38 years and never seen that before.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 10:36 PM
Well, whatever it was...Rolen flies out with Votto & Phillips on base. Gomes up.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 10:37 PM
DP to end the inning. 2-0 Redlegs after 8.

redhawkfish
09-18-2009, 10:38 PM
Gameday still trying to figure it out.

BCubb2003
09-18-2009, 10:39 PM
I think the pitcher pulled his foot off the rubber but threw home, which was a balk, and Phillips had a three-ball count, so he got the walk.

Tom Servo
09-18-2009, 10:39 PM
CoCo time.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 10:39 PM
Gameday still trying to figure it out.

LOL. I noticed that too. Anybody get a clarification?

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 10:40 PM
I think the pitcher pulled his foot off the rubber but threw home, which was a balk, and Phillips had a three-ball count, so he got the walk.

Hey, good call. That would explain it rather nicely.

Tom Servo
09-18-2009, 10:40 PM
LOL. I noticed that too. Anybody get a clarification?
Chris and George saying there's still been no clarification.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 10:42 PM
Coghlan hurting after fouling it off his foot. I'd hate to see him get hurt as well as the young kid is playing this late in his rookie season.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 10:42 PM
Chris and George saying there's still been no clarification.

Cowboy just stated the same thing that Bcubb did. I think they're spot on.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 10:43 PM
Wlad lost it in the lights on Coghlan's hit. Safe at first. Gotta be an E

Tom Servo
09-18-2009, 10:43 PM
:oops:

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 10:46 PM
Liner to Bruce for the first out.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 10:47 PM
Single in front of Wlad for Hanley. 1st & 2nd with 1 down. Cantu up. *sigh* Come on Coco! SLAM IT SHUT!!!

Tom Servo
09-18-2009, 10:47 PM
Ugh.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 10:47 PM
Crap. Double scores 1. Hanley to third.

Tom Servo
09-18-2009, 10:48 PM
It would really suck for Homer not to get the W here...

Tom Servo
09-18-2009, 10:49 PM
It would really suck for Homer not to get the W here...
And he doesn't. Damn.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 10:49 PM
Grounder to short but the run scores. No W for Homer. That's a damned shame.

Tom Servo
09-18-2009, 10:51 PM
And the Marlins are winning 3-2.

Tom Servo
09-18-2009, 10:51 PM
This is depressing.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 10:51 PM
*sigh*

Bloop single for the go ahead run. 3-2 fish. *double sigh*

redsfandan
09-18-2009, 10:52 PM
Thanks Coco. :(

Tom Servo
09-18-2009, 10:53 PM
Thanks Coco. :(
There's some blame on Balentien too, and I'm sure Dusty will punish him for it. But it's not like letting the lead-off guy on meant that CoCo had to give up basehits to every guy after that.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 10:54 PM
And the hits keep rollin' in. Cordero out.

It's a bloomin' shame. But I refuse to get too down on Cordero. He's been VERY good all year long. I'm also not going to get down on Baker there. In that situation, you go to your horse. Period.

Credit just goes to the Fish for stepping up at the right time. Still sucks though.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 10:55 PM
I'm not gonna blame Balentein either. He clearly lost that in the lights...something I've seen quite a bit of lately. Carlos Lee had the exact same thing happen last series to him on that play where he fell down.

jojo
09-18-2009, 10:55 PM
Cordero got nickled and dimed though he gave Cantu a meatball. Sometimes baseball isn't fair.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 10:56 PM
Burton in btw

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 10:57 PM
When it rains, it pours. Another hit plates the 4th run.

jojo
09-18-2009, 10:58 PM
I'm not gonna blame Balentein either. He clearly lost that in the lights...something I've seen quite a bit of lately. Carlos Lee had the exact same thing happen last series to him on that play where he fell down.

Its never a good thing when Carlos Lee is your defensive comparable....

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 10:58 PM
I'd say it's a safe bet that the 8th inning streak is over and done with.

Tom Servo
09-18-2009, 10:58 PM
I feel bad for the crowd.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 10:59 PM
Its never a good thing when Carlos Lee is your defensive comparable....

True, but it really didn't matter WHO it was. I think there's something wrong with the light placement or angle or something. I've seen it quite a bit since the ASB in that same spot.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 11:00 PM
Hmmm...things start to go wrong and everybody shows up for the gamethread. What's the opposite of bandwagoning? :O) I keed, I keed.

Tom Servo
09-18-2009, 11:00 PM
Marlins have batted around.

BCubb2003
09-18-2009, 11:00 PM
It's like a completely different game started in the ninth inning instead of the next day.

jojo
09-18-2009, 11:02 PM
Hmmm...things start to go wrong and everybody shows up for the gamethread. What's the opposite of bandwagoning? :O) I keed, I keed.

I was going to post that Reds baseball is quietly been fun the last several weeks.....so it probably is my fault.

Tom Servo
09-18-2009, 11:03 PM
Nice grab by Stubbs to prevent the outcome from looking even more lopsided.

redsmetz
09-18-2009, 11:03 PM
Well lets hope for a comeback.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 11:04 PM
Stubbs with a nice running catch to end the pain.

Okay, lets see if we can turn this around. Now would be a good time to pull out the long ball. *looks around for Keppinger* :O)

jojo
09-18-2009, 11:06 PM
The best part of that half inning was that George said morass on television....

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 11:06 PM
Nunez pitching.

With all the defensive switches...I've lost track of who's due up.

Francisco!!!!!! :jump:

Tom Servo
09-18-2009, 11:06 PM
MONSTER HR!

redsmetz
09-18-2009, 11:06 PM
Francisco homers in a pinch - lets do it!

Tom Servo
09-18-2009, 11:06 PM
Holy hell, did he CRUSH that.

redsfandan
09-18-2009, 11:06 PM
Wow, what a way to get your 1st hit!

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 11:07 PM
Good lord. That was hit a TON! I'd heard about his pop, but that was the first I've seen it. Mercy!

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 11:07 PM
Let's go Louisville north! Barker up.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 11:08 PM
Barker K's looking.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 11:08 PM
Bruce up

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 11:10 PM
Crud. Jay strikes out on a nice breaking pitch. Reds down to the final out. Let's see some of that pop Drew!

Tom Servo
09-18-2009, 11:11 PM
Reds lose. Meh.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 11:12 PM
And this game belongs to the....awwwww crud. :(

redsmetz
09-18-2009, 11:12 PM
1st time this season we've lost a game after leading in the 8th.

WVRedsFan
09-18-2009, 11:13 PM
Codero fifth night in a row=trouble. But 'ol Dusty has a routine and be damned if he'll change that routine because that's the way it's always done, right? CF is leadoff, SS bats second, closer in the ninth.

It's going to drive us all insane.

WebScorpion
09-18-2009, 11:16 PM
Codero fifth night in a row=trouble. But 'ol Dusty has a routine and be damned if he'll change that routine because that's the way it's always done, right? CF is leadoff, SS bats second, closer in the ninth.

It's going to drive us all insane.
That's the way I saw it too. After pitching 4 nights in a row, you rest your closer and let someone else give it a shot. I'd have said something beforehand but I was busy eating pizza. Still a great outing for Homer. :thumbup:

RedLegSuperStar
09-18-2009, 11:16 PM
Can Juan Francisco get a start?

Spring~Fields
09-18-2009, 11:20 PM
Final Florida 4, Cincinnati 3

Scoring Summary
Bot 3rd: Cincinnati
- D. Sutton singled to shallow right, D. Stubbs scored

Bot 8th: Cincinnati
- J. Votto singled to shallow center, D. Sutton scored

Top 9th: Florida
- J. Cantu doubled to shallow left, C. Coghlan scored, H. Ramirez to third
- D. Uggla grounded out to shortstop, H. Ramirez scored, J. Cantu to third
- J. Baker singled to shallow left, J. Cantu scored
- B. Carroll doubled to center, J. Baker scored, C. Ross to third

Bot 9th: Cincinnati
- J. Francisco homered to deep right

Florida Batting
2B - J Cantu (37, F Cordero); B Carroll (8, J Burton).

RBI - J Cantu (88), D Uggla (81), J Baker (49), B Carroll (15).

2-out RBI - J Baker, B Carroll.

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - C Coghlan 2.

GIDP - W Helms.

Team LOB - 6.

Base Running
CS - C Coghlan (3, 3rd base by H Bailey/C Miller), C Maybin (2, 2nd base by H Bailey/C Miller).

Fielding
DP - 1 (J Cantu-D Uggla-N Johnson).

Reds Batting
2B - B Phillips (28, R VandenHurk).

3B - D Sutton (1, B Donnelly).

HR - Francisco

S - C Miller, H Bailey.

RBI - D Sutton (8), J Votto (71).

2-out RBI - D Sutton.

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - D Stubbs 2, J Gomes 1.

GIDP - J Gomes.

Team LOB - 7.

Base Running
SB - D Stubbs (7, 2nd base off R VandenHurk/J Baker).

Fielding
E - W Balentien (1, field).

DP - 1 (B Phillips-D Sutton-J Votto).

Pitching


IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
R. VandenHurk 6.0 4 1 1 2 3 0 1.37 4.24
K. Calero 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.09 1.93
B. Donnelly 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 0 1.28 1.99 (W, 3-0)
L. Nunez 1.0 1 1 1 0 2 1 1.19 4.08 (S, 23)

Cincinnati
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
H. Bailey 7.0 3 0 0 2 8 0 1.51 5.15
N. Masset 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.04 2.56
F. Cordero 0.2 4 4 0 0 0 0 1.31 2.23 (L, 2-6)
J. Burton 0.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.51 4.99


WP - H Bailey.

Pitches-strikes - R VandenHurk 92-55; K Calero 9-5; B Donnelly 12-7; L Nunez 16-10; F Cordero 29-19; J Burton 15-7; H Bailey 118-76; N Masset 9-8.

Ground balls-fly balls - R VandenHurk 4-7; K Calero 0-2; B Donnelly 2-2; L Nunez 0-1; F Cordero 1-0; J Burton 0-1; H Bailey 5-5; N Masset 2-0.

Batters faced - R VandenHurk 24; K Calero 4; B Donnelly 5; L Nunez 4; F Cordero 7; J Burton 3; H Bailey 24; N Masset 3.

lollipopcurve
09-18-2009, 11:20 PM
Francisco -- whoa. He obliterated that fastball from Nunez.

Nice intimidation quotient on the stance, too.

Sometimes, despite what minor league numbers say, some prospects cannot be denied.

redsfandan
09-18-2009, 11:32 PM
A couple runners on base is the only thing that would've made Francisco's hr better. But I'm almost afraid some will get carried away with their reaction. Great 1st hit in the majors but that doesn't mean he should be handed a roster spot on the 2010 team.

_Sir_Charles_
09-18-2009, 11:32 PM
Codero fifth night in a row=trouble. But 'ol Dusty has a routine and be damned if he'll change that routine because that's the way it's always done, right? CF is leadoff, SS bats second, closer in the ninth.

It's going to drive us all insane.

I knew someone would blame Dusty there. I disagree, completely. Cordero has not been throwing hardly any pitches these last few nights. And that situation pretty much demands you use the guy you're paying (or over paying, depending on who's asking) to do that job. Last night was the best I've seen Cordero all year long. There were certainly no indications that he was tired, that's for sure.

It was just a bad outting by Cordero and some timely hitting for the Fish. But since Dusty's the manager, I guess it's all his fault. :thumbdown

By the way, it was the fifth night in a row by Masset as well. He looked pretty darned solid out there. Does that mean Dusty gets the credit for that too? Or should we give it to the player who earns it?

Ah, ignore me. I'm just grumpy 'cuz we lost. :-(

Spring~Fields
09-18-2009, 11:41 PM
I knew someone would blame Dusty there. I disagree, completely. Cordero has not been throwing hardly any pitches these last few nights. And that situation pretty much demands you use the guy you're paying (or over paying, depending on who's asking) to do that job. Last night was the best I've seen Cordero all year long. There were certainly no indications that he was tired, that's for sure.

It was just a bad outting by Cordero and some timely hitting for the Fish. But since Dusty's the manager, I guess it's all his fault. :thumbdown

By the way, it was the fifth night in a row by Masset as well. He looked pretty darned solid out there. Does that mean Dusty gets the credit for that too? Or should we give it to the player who earns it?

Ah, ignore me. I'm just grumpy 'cuz we lost. :-(

Cincinnati 68 80 .459 17.5

They've only lost 80 games this year, he can't be the blame for all of those. Can he? :)

Ltlabner
09-19-2009, 12:08 AM
Pretty much gave up all interest in this team 3 or 4 weeks ago. Was at tonight's game.....still see no reason to care.

Based on last night's attendance of 9600 people, I'd say the rest of the city doesn't really care either.

Homer pitched well. Stubbs runs fast. Corky Miller threw out a couple runners. Other than that.......? Well. Um. That goofy deal in the 8th with Phillips and Votto was kinda neat since we had no idea what happened and had never seen anything like that.

Without a major infusion of talent, this team is going nowhere in 2010.

WVRedsFan
09-19-2009, 12:31 AM
Sir Charles, when you become the manager of a team, whether it be major or little league, the moves you make define you. Those who make moves that are successful get credit for those moves. Those who make moves that are not successful get credit for those moves, too. Tonight, he went to the well with Codero too many times. Although many here think Codero has been lights out, he hasn't. At least lately. Now, I know someone will quote some statistics that show us that he is wonderful, but the eye tells us that he simply is worn out from thowing 20-26 pitches in an inning. Burton always is a go to guy, and that didn't work either (he's had an off year), so those two moves cost the Reds the ballgame. They were Dusty's decisions. I'm sure Francisco and Burton went out there to walk players and allow hits, but it is up to the field management to see a problem and come up with a solution.

Ignore me, too. I'm pretty grumpy myself. I wish I could be like Ltlabner and just not care anymore, but try as I might I can't.

redsfandan
09-19-2009, 12:34 AM
Without a major infusion of talent, this team is going nowhere in 2010.
In the Reds last 10 games they're 5-5. If they win half of their last 14 games they'll finish with more wins then last year despite all of the injuries that they've had this year. Obviously, they still have some work to do but I wouldn't say that a winning season in 2010 is out of the question.

BuckeyeRedleg
09-19-2009, 01:47 AM
As far as pythag goes, the Reds are easily in the bottom three in all of baseball.

Injuries or not, it's just the same old Reds.

Even injury free, the Reds are still lucky to sniff .500.

How in the heck would that give me hope for 2010?

redsfandan
09-19-2009, 02:15 AM
As far as pythag goes, the Reds are easily in the bottom three in all of baseball.

Injuries or not, it's just the same old Reds.

Even injury free, the Reds are still lucky to sniff .500.

How in the heck would that give me hope for 2010?
Obviously it doesn't. But your glass is half empty while mine is half full. ;)

GOYA
09-19-2009, 05:02 AM
Francisco -- whoa. He obliterated that fastball from Nunez.

Nice intimidation quotient on the stance, too.

Sometimes, despite what minor league numbers say, some prospects cannot be denied.

Minor league numbers say Francisco can crush pitches. He can also strike out. He doesn't do either all the time.

Hoosier Red
09-19-2009, 12:25 PM
It's going to drive us all insane.

It's not a drive. It's a short putt.