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Red in Chicago
09-22-2009, 07:09 PM
Reds
D.Stubbs cf
P. Janish ss
J. Votto 1b
B. Phillips 2b
S. Rolen 3b
J. Gomes rf
D. McDonald lf
R. Hernandez c
J. Cueto p

Pittsburgh
A. McCutchen cf
D. Young 2b
G. Jones 1b
R. Doumit c
B. Moss rf
L. Milledge lf
N. Walker 3b
R. Cedeno ss
Z. Duke p

REDblooded
09-22-2009, 07:18 PM
I'll be watching Cueto closely tonight... hoping to see him continue to come back strong from the injury...

Will M
09-22-2009, 07:38 PM
does Jay Bruce have cooties? shouldn't he be playing RF every day until the season is over?

PuffyPig
09-22-2009, 07:40 PM
does Jay Bruce have cooties? shouldn't he be playing RF every day until the season is over?

They are trying to protect him against LH pitching.

And it's not like he's had one decent hit since he returned.

JaxRed
09-22-2009, 08:07 PM
That is really a sparse crowd.

redhawkfish
09-22-2009, 08:13 PM
Not a real good start!

GAC
09-22-2009, 08:20 PM
chat is open

RedsManRick
09-22-2009, 08:20 PM
Cueto is all over the place. Fastball is fly way out and up and he's falling off even more than usual.

GAC
09-22-2009, 08:29 PM
Another Gomes dbl #14

GAC
09-22-2009, 08:36 PM
Nice catch by Stubbs in CF. Simply smooth.

nate
09-22-2009, 08:47 PM
Stubbs is fast!

Brutus
09-22-2009, 08:47 PM
Hey there! A two-bagger for Stubbs.

Brutus
09-22-2009, 08:48 PM
That is really a sparse crowd.

Must be the new season of Dancing With The Stars.

BCubb2003
09-22-2009, 08:52 PM
It's a school night. They should never play baseball on a school night.

nate
09-22-2009, 08:54 PM
Yessirree!

nate
09-22-2009, 08:55 PM
Hey there! A two-bagger for Stubbs.

I don't think there's enough "O's" in the word "smooth" to describe Stubbs' stride.

Brutus
09-22-2009, 09:01 PM
I don't think there's enough "O's" in the word "smooth" to describe Stubbs' stride.

It's almost enough to make me think thoughts manly thoughts about another.

But not quite (not that there's anything wrong with that).

mbgrayson
09-22-2009, 09:26 PM
After 4 innings, Pirates 2, Reds 0.

Cueto at 83 pitches, 57 strikes, with 1 K.
Duke at 58 pitches, 40 strikes, with 2 Ks.

Brutus
09-22-2009, 09:38 PM
Stubbs had a double and a walk in the same game?

Whaa?

_Sir_Charles_
09-22-2009, 09:38 PM
One heck of a rally here. 5-2 Reds. Janish nearly hit into an inning ending DP but an error let the inning continue. Then the avalanche for Duke. :O)

WebScorpion
09-22-2009, 09:50 PM
After 5 complete it's Reds 5 - Bucs 2.

Cueto at 101 pitches, Zach Duke at 82.

_Sir_Charles_
09-22-2009, 09:55 PM
0 walks, 2 k's, but 9 hits allowed. Tons of fouled off balls. 101 pitches. And Dusty handles him correctly again. Cueto's done. (bunting for the sac...but I'm sure DRH is coming in)

Nice to see Hernandez back. I'd love to see the Reds resign him.

_Sir_Charles_
09-22-2009, 10:08 PM
Hererra gives up a double and single back to back and Dusty pulls him for Ramon Ramirez. Well, we went with a double-Drew lineup the other day....how about a Ramon-Ramon battery. :O)

1 down, 2 on.

_Sir_Charles_
09-22-2009, 10:11 PM
Big K there for Ramon! 2 down. Diaz PH'ing

_Sir_Charles_
09-22-2009, 10:12 PM
Crud. Double by Diaz. Weak bloop down the line. 5-3

_Sir_Charles_
09-22-2009, 10:13 PM
Grounder to Rolen to end the inning.

_Sir_Charles_
09-22-2009, 10:17 PM
Leadoff single by Janish, takes an outside heater the other way.

_Sir_Charles_
09-22-2009, 10:18 PM
This looks like the old Votto we were used to seeing in the first half. Good eye at the plate and working the count. 2 doubles on the day so far.

And now a walk.

_Sir_Charles_
09-22-2009, 10:21 PM
Man. This kid Veal is all over the place.

_Sir_Charles_
09-22-2009, 10:22 PM
LOL. Brandon with a weak flyout to center. And he CLEARLY drops the F-bomb and tosses his bat away. I guess with a crowd this sparce...we're gonna hear some cussin'. :O)

_Sir_Charles_
09-22-2009, 10:23 PM
Single off the glove of Cedeno by Rolen. 6-3 Reds. 1st & 3rd still 1 out.

_Sir_Charles_
09-22-2009, 10:26 PM
Whatever was ailing the Dodgers seems to be fixed. 7th inning, 14-2 over the Nats.

_Sir_Charles_
09-22-2009, 10:27 PM
Bloop single to center for Gomes. 7-2 Reds.

Hoosier Red
09-22-2009, 10:29 PM
Whatever was ailing the Dodgers seems to be fixed. 7th inning, 14-2 over the Nats.

I think what was ailing them was "not playing the Nationals."

_Sir_Charles_
09-22-2009, 10:30 PM
I think what was ailing them was "not playing the Nationals."

Nah, they put a hurting on the Giants too. And there's NOTHING wrong with THAT staff.

Raisor
09-22-2009, 10:30 PM
I was curious and just found a stat that I didn't realize.

Reds catchers had a higher OPS last year then this year.

681 to 667.

Didn't expect that.

_Sir_Charles_
09-22-2009, 10:31 PM
Bootcheck pitching. Nix PH'ing for McDonald.

_Sir_Charles_
09-22-2009, 10:33 PM
Bases jacked for Ramon Hernandez after Nix's walk.

_Sir_Charles_
09-22-2009, 10:34 PM
Weak pop out. Juan Francisco PH'ing for Ramirez. 2 down.

_Sir_Charles_
09-22-2009, 10:36 PM
Single for Francisco! 8-3 Reds. The birthday boy Mark Berry held Gomes.

_Sir_Charles_
09-22-2009, 10:38 PM
Pop out by Stubbs ends the inning. 8-3 Reds after 6 1/2.

_Sir_Charles_
09-22-2009, 10:41 PM
Rhodes pitching. Bruce in for Gomes in Right. Nix in Left for McDonald

redsfandan
09-22-2009, 10:41 PM
I think what was ailing them was "not playing the Nationals."
Dunn has another homer for the Nats tonight but EE has two for Toronto. Maybe EE is trying to keep a spot on their 2010 roster.

_Sir_Charles_
09-22-2009, 10:49 PM
Uneventful 1-2-3 for Rhodes.

_Sir_Charles_
09-22-2009, 10:51 PM
MLB debut for Eric Hacker

_Sir_Charles_
09-22-2009, 10:56 PM
Double #3 for Vottomatic. Hit an absolute rocket to left center. 1 down.

_Sir_Charles_
09-22-2009, 11:01 PM
Rolen with a double down the line to score Joey. 9-3 Redlegs. Bruce up.

HeatherC1212
09-22-2009, 11:02 PM
Can we play the Pirates all the time?!? :jump:

BTW-Nice of Joey to start hitting like a maniac again after my fantasy baseball league is done for the season, LOL :laugh:

WebScorpion
09-22-2009, 11:02 PM
Come on dudes! Save some for tomorrow...

HeatherC1212
09-22-2009, 11:03 PM
Hey, now Jay got into the scoring fun! :D

_Sir_Charles_
09-22-2009, 11:03 PM
Jay drills a shot past the 3rd sacker for the 10th run. Sheesh. Who are these guys? And where were these runs when Bronson or Aaron were on the bump?

HeatherC1212
09-22-2009, 11:05 PM
Jay drills a shot past the 3rd sacker for the 10th run. Sheesh. Who are these guys? And where were these runs when Bronson or Aaron were on the bump?

I'm sure they're both thinking the exact same thing right now, LOL :laugh:

_Sir_Charles_
09-22-2009, 11:06 PM
Not exactly the script Eric Hacker had written in his mind for his debut. A sparkling 18.00 ERA.

_Sir_Charles_
09-22-2009, 11:08 PM
Pedro Viola in for the 8th.

Rosales in as well, for Rolen.

HeatherC1212
09-22-2009, 11:09 PM
Viola: You have a seven run lead but let's pretend it's a two run lead and you don't give up anything big to the Pirates. OK? Thanks. :D

_Sir_Charles_
09-22-2009, 11:10 PM
Umm...Heather, you really need to type LOUDER. Lead off walk from Viola.

_Sir_Charles_
09-22-2009, 11:11 PM
Fisher already up in the pen. Looks like a good idea.

_Sir_Charles_
09-22-2009, 11:12 PM
Infield single to Janish. Flyout to Bruce, but runner advances to third.

_Sir_Charles_
09-22-2009, 11:14 PM
Cedeno K's

_Sir_Charles_
09-22-2009, 11:14 PM
Carlos Fisher coming in.

_Sir_Charles_
09-22-2009, 11:18 PM
4 pitch walk from Fisher. Bases jacked for McCutchen

_Sir_Charles_
09-22-2009, 11:18 PM
6 straight balls. Sheesh!

_Sir_Charles_
09-22-2009, 11:20 PM
9 pitches...2 walks. Yikes. Pole coming out. Masset up warming...quickly. 10-4

_Sir_Charles_
09-22-2009, 11:23 PM
A gift strikeout from Bixler. Man, that's the worst I've ever seen Carlos. He wasn't anywhere CLOSE to the zone. 10-4 Reds after 8.

HeatherC1212
09-22-2009, 11:24 PM
Oh my word. I promise that I will TYPE MY PEP TALKS LOUDER NEXT TIME. ;) What the heck was that half inning?! I stepped away for a few minutes and came back to Viola and Fisher walking half of PNC Park. SERIOUSLY GUYS?!?!? :bang:

Ok, I feel better now. Let's just win this game now, okay?! :eek:

_Sir_Charles_
09-22-2009, 11:26 PM
We hadn't allowed a single walk all game up to that inning. 3 from Viola/Fisher.

HeatherC1212
09-22-2009, 11:26 PM
Wow, I still don't know half the Pirates team but it's even worse in this inning with their younger guys all out there now, LOL :laugh:

_Sir_Charles_
09-22-2009, 11:28 PM
Ramon pops out. Rosie up.

_Sir_Charles_
09-22-2009, 11:29 PM
36 players in tonights game so far. LOL. That's a ton of players....and none of them Taveras. Who would've called THAT one. :O)

HeatherC1212
09-22-2009, 11:32 PM
*does a happy dance for no Willy sightings tonight* :D

FISHER: MAKE THIS INNING VERY UNEVENTFUL PLEASE. ;)

_Sir_Charles_
09-22-2009, 11:32 PM
Fisher back out there. Now throw some FREAKING STRIKES!!!

_Sir_Charles_
09-22-2009, 11:33 PM
Carlos has found the zone. Thank goodness. Strikeout of Jones.

HeatherC1212
09-22-2009, 11:34 PM
No name Pirate guy on first now after a hit.

Random Thought: Do you think the Pittsburgh Pirates did anything special for "Talk Like a Pirate" day this past weekend? ;)

_Sir_Charles_
09-22-2009, 11:34 PM
Single to left by Jaramillo (whoever THAT is).

~edit~ LOL. We're on the same page Heather. :O)

HeatherC1212
09-22-2009, 11:36 PM
I wonder which one between PNC Park tonight or GABP the day/night of the random doubleheader with the Pirates had more people there? :D

HeatherC1212
09-22-2009, 11:37 PM
Single to left by Jaramillo (whoever THAT is).

~edit~ LOL. We're on the same page Heather. :O)

Hey, you at least caught his name! He was just no name guy to me, LOL :laugh:

HeatherC1212
09-22-2009, 11:37 PM
Two outs now on a nice play by Rosales.

_Sir_Charles_
09-22-2009, 11:39 PM
Random Thought: Do you think the Pittsburgh Pirates did anything special for "Talk Like a Pirate" day this past weekend? ;)
hehe. :D

Here's another one for you. Do you think there was an abundance of piracy on the 3 rivers throughout history? If not...why in the world are they called the "pirates"?

_Sir_Charles_
09-22-2009, 11:40 PM
Ground out to Janish. And this one belongs to the Reds!!! :O)

HeatherC1212
09-22-2009, 11:42 PM
Game over!! Reds win!! :jump:

Hopefully haven't used up their entire series hit quota in this one game, LOL :laugh:

Hmmmm, good question about the rivers. There did used to be a big fort right there where the rivers meet (I saw where it used to be when I visited Pittsburgh earlier this summer) so there could have been some random boat battles in the past. Maybe some Pirates got bored and decided to play some baseball when they weren't busy stealing and causing trouble, LOL ;)

BCubb2003
09-22-2009, 11:44 PM
hehe. :D

Here's another one for you. Do you think there was an abundance of piracy on the 3 rivers throughout history? If not...why in the world are they called the "pirates"?

The Alleghenys were accused of stealing a player from the American Association. They denied wrongdoing, but mockingly called themselves the Pirates after that.

WVRedsFan
09-23-2009, 12:43 AM
If this club (the one including Janish at short, Rolen at third, Stubbs in center and Gomes starting) had started the season, the Reds would be over .500 and maybe contending. Life is sometimes very cruel.

redsfandan
09-23-2009, 12:51 AM
I just think it's interesting that this team has a shot to exceed last years win total. I don't think anyone expected that two months ago.

cumberlandreds
09-23-2009, 12:23 PM
I just think it's interesting that this team has a shot to exceed last years win total. I don't think anyone expected that two months ago.

They have a real good shot. Five more with the fast fading Pirates and three with the equally fast fading Astros. Also three with the Cards who will probably have clinched the Division by next week. Whether this fast finish means anything towards next season remains to be seen?

Sea Ray
09-23-2009, 01:43 PM
I just think it's interesting that this team has a shot to exceed last years win total. I don't think anyone expected that two months ago.

I think it's interesting that the Pirates have already clinched last place. You know it's a bad year when you're 13 GB the 5th place team.

The Pirates as a group right know are playing like they don't even care. They're one dead team to play

_Sir_Charles_
09-23-2009, 02:30 PM
The Alleghenys were accused of stealing a player from the American Association. They denied wrongdoing, but mockingly called themselves the Pirates after that.

Seriously? That's hilarious. I was only joking, but that's great.

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 03:45 PM
Seriously? That's hilarious. I was only joking, but that's great.

And then they made everyone who didn't agree with them walk the plank into the rivers. :cool: :p:

traderumor
09-23-2009, 04:35 PM
Single for Francisco! 8-3 Reds. The birthday boy Mark Berry held Gomes.I imagine Francisco is going to get a long look from the Reds. That single was hit so hard the RFer nearly had it skip by him.

Big Klu
09-23-2009, 07:09 PM
hehe. :D

Here's another one for you. Do you think there was an abundance of piracy on the 3 rivers throughout history? If not...why in the world are they called the "pirates"?


The Alleghenys were accused of stealing a player from the American Association. They denied wrongdoing, but mockingly called themselves the Pirates after that.


Seriously? That's hilarious. I was only joking, but that's great.

Yes, as BCubb2003 said, the Pittsburg (no "h" at the end) Alleghenys, as the club was originally known from their inception in 1882 until 1890, had a reputation for "raiding" other clubs for their talent. Hence the nickname "Pirates", and the moniker stuck.




Game over!! Reds win!! :jump:

Hopefully haven't used up their entire series hit quota in this one game, LOL :laugh:

Hmmmm, good question about the rivers. There did used to be a big fort right there where the rivers meet (I saw where it used to be when I visited Pittsburgh earlier this summer) so there could have been some random boat battles in the past. Maybe some Pirates got bored and decided to play some baseball when they weren't busy stealing and causing trouble, LOL ;)

That would be Fort Duquesne and/or Fort Pitt. Fort Duquesne was a French stronghold during the French and Indian War. It was razed and abandoned by French forces, who fled before the advancing British Army under General John Forbes (the man after whom Forbes Field was named). The British then built the larger and stronger Fort Pitt on the site. The remains of Fort Duquesne and Fort Pitt can be found at Point State Park, commonly referred to as "The Point".