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WVRedsFan
09-23-2009, 07:06 PM
D Stubbs CF

P Janish SS

J Votto 1B

B Phillips 2B

S Rolen 3B

J Bruce RF

L Nix LF

C Miller C

H Bailey P

GAC
09-23-2009, 07:51 PM
Cincinnati


D. Stubbs cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262
P. Janish ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .220
J. Votto 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .308
B. Phillips 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278
S. Rolen 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265
J. Bruce rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .210
L. Nix lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242
C. Miller c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .159
H. Bailey p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .067

Pittsburgh

A. McCutchen cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278
L. Milledge lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .297
G. Jones 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .303
R. Doumit c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241
B. Moss rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243
R. Cedeno ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265
N. Walker 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167
L. Cruz 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .179
K. Hart p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182

Brutus
09-23-2009, 08:30 PM
1-0 Reds, top of 2.

This place is as lively as GABP.

Janish scored on a Phillips groundball (after advancing on another Votto hit - who is hot lately). Then Homer sat down the Pirates 1-2-3 in the bottom of the 1st

membengal
09-23-2009, 08:39 PM
Six up, six down for Bailey. He retired the side in the second on three ground balls.

membengal
09-23-2009, 08:44 PM
Bailey Ks, then Stubbs singles to CF.

One on, one out. Janish up. Because that's where SS bats.

membengal
09-23-2009, 08:46 PM
Easy SB for Stubbs.

membengal
09-23-2009, 08:46 PM
And now Stubbs steals third.

TheNext44
09-23-2009, 08:47 PM
Gotta luv it!

Havoc! Everywhere!

Brutus
09-23-2009, 08:48 PM
Gotta luv it!

Havoc! Everywhere!

Droooooooooooo is quickly becoming a favorite of mine.

membengal
09-23-2009, 08:48 PM
Janish works a walk.

_Sir_Charles_
09-23-2009, 08:51 PM
Joey Doublematic

Brutus
09-23-2009, 08:51 PM
Anyone else taken notice of the tear Votto has been on again lately?

TheNext44
09-23-2009, 08:52 PM
Votto doubles to LF over Milledge's head. Stubbs scores.

How did Milledge not catch that?

_Sir_Charles_
09-23-2009, 08:53 PM
Ah, darn it. It was a nice aggressive attempt, but Brandon nailed at second trying to advance on Rolen's flyout. But Votto still scores. 4-0 Redlegs.

TheNext44
09-23-2009, 08:54 PM
Phillips singles in Janish

Rolen SF to center to drive in Votto, but Phillips caught trying to get to second on the throw.

Reds 4 Pirates 0

membengal
09-23-2009, 08:54 PM
Sorry, had to step away from the computer for a moment.

Should be able to PBP again now.

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 08:55 PM
Anyone else taken notice of the tear Votto has been on again lately?

I've noticed but then again, I tend to notice anything and everything about Joey. :p: Too bad my fantasy team is done for the year or else I'd really be raking in some points, LOL :laugh:

Can we please play the Pirates for the rest of the season?! :D

membengal
09-23-2009, 08:56 PM
Slight delay for Stubbs to put on new pants, as he had a hole near his rear from his sliding in the last half inning.

_Sir_Charles_
09-23-2009, 08:56 PM
Can we please play the Pirates for the rest of the season?! :D

We just about do. Plus the Astros. Me likey!

Brutus
09-23-2009, 08:56 PM
This is not pie-in-the-sky. I really like what we've seen from this offense on the whole the past few weeks. I still would like to see an upgrade at shortstop, but beyond that, I really like this group as at least a good start heading into next year. Then perhaps if they stay in contention, they can make another move or two. In any event, it's not an 800 runs type of team, but it's not a bad group.

dougdirt
09-23-2009, 08:57 PM
Votto doubles to LF over Milledge's head. Stubbs scores.

How did Milledge not catch that?

He didn't start moving with the ball off the bat. When the camera panned out to the outfield he was still standing still before he started running.

_Sir_Charles_
09-23-2009, 08:57 PM
Btw...thanks Mem for the pbp. I've only got audio tonight. So the insight is appreciated. You can only get so much from Brantley. :O)

membengal
09-23-2009, 08:57 PM
Oof, close pitch called a ball for a leadoff walk for the Pirates in the third.

membengal
09-23-2009, 08:58 PM
Short fly to CF for out number one.

membengal
09-23-2009, 09:00 PM
I moved from Memphis to Baltimore on August 1. Hidden good thing in that move? Memphis was considered "reds country" and I was blacked out unless it was on FSN Ohio. Now, in Baltimore, I am good to go regardless of the feed.

Much better this way.

Much.

membengal
09-23-2009, 09:00 PM
Bunt put down, Votto aggressively goes to 2nd, close play, runner called out, pitcher safe at first.

Two outs, runner on first.

_Sir_Charles_
09-23-2009, 09:01 PM
I don't think Balbengal has the same ring to it though. :O)

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 09:01 PM
We just about do. Plus the Astros. Me likey!

And the Cardinals may have clinched the Central by the time they come to town so who knows how many of their guys they'll be playing by that point. I like the schedule too. :D

Nice play to get the lead runner and that play at first was pretty close.

membengal
09-23-2009, 09:02 PM
McCucheon doubles down the RF line, runner has to stop at 3d.

Two outs, runners on 2nd and 3rd. Milledge up.

The no hit dream dies after 2 2/3...

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 09:03 PM
I moved from Memphis to Baltimore on August 1. Hidden good thing in that move? Memphis was considered "reds country" and I was blacked out unless it was on FSN Ohio. Now, in Baltimore, I am good to go regardless of the feed.

Much better this way.

Much.

Have you gotten a look at the Orioles since you moved there? They have some good young players coming up right now and it wouldn't surprise me to see them make some noise in the AL East next year. :)

_Sir_Charles_
09-23-2009, 09:03 PM
Gameday's got Homer's velocity around 92-93...is that what the TV is showing?

membengal
09-23-2009, 09:03 PM
I don't think Balbengal has the same ring to it though. :O)

Um, no. Membengal I shall remain.

Tom Servo
09-23-2009, 09:03 PM
I moved from Memphis to Baltimore on August 1. Hidden good thing in that move? Memphis was considered "reds country" and I was blacked out unless it was on FSN Ohio. Now, in Baltimore, I am good to go regardless of the feed.

Much better this way.

Much.
Indeed. I moved from New Jersey to North Carolina last year where I figured I would get nothing but Braves games, and yet I get feed from FSN Tennessee which gives me every Reds game broadcast on FSN Ohio. :thumbup:

membengal
09-23-2009, 09:04 PM
Have you gotten a look at the Orioles since you moved there? They have some good young players coming up right now and it wouldn't surprise me to see them make some noise in the AL East next year. :)

I went down to Camden for one game.

Milledge grounds out.

4-0 Reds after three.

membengal
09-23-2009, 09:05 PM
Heather, I do like the direction of the Orioles, at least, I love the potential in a lot of their young arms. Matusz and Tillman especially. But the O's are on their 12th straight losing season, and it is clear from the locals that they are out of patience with Angelos and the whole deal. Sad to see such a proud franchise at this level.

Frankly, they remind me of Reds fans. It's like looking in a mirror.

Brutus
09-23-2009, 09:05 PM
Gameday's got Homer's velocity around 92-93...is that what the TV is showing?

I'm following tonight on CBS' gamecast and that's what they've got him running his fastball at.

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 09:05 PM
I went down to Camden for one game.

That's cool even though the O's probably lost...they've had a rough year this year, LOL :laugh:

Glad Homer got out of the inning. :)

_Sir_Charles_
09-23-2009, 09:06 PM
Have you gotten a look at the Orioles since you moved there? They have some good young players coming up right now and it wouldn't surprise me to see them make some noise in the AL East next year. :)

It would surprise the heck out of me. Until they get some quality starters...I don't see them going anyplace. Position players though...I really like where they're headed.

membengal
09-23-2009, 09:06 PM
Jay Bruce up.

Brutus
09-23-2009, 09:07 PM
Snapshot:

Homer's ERA 4.99

membengal
09-23-2009, 09:07 PM
Homer's velocity per the Pittsburgh telecast has been sitting around 92 tonite. He hasn't really dialed it up yet. His curve has been down around 73.

Bruce singles politely back up the middle.

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 09:08 PM
Heather, I do like the direction of the Orioles, at least, I love the potential in a lot of their young arms. Matusz and Tillman especially. But the O's are on their 12th straight losing season, and it is clear from the locals that they are out of patience with Angelos and the whole deal. Sad to see such a proud franchise at this level.

Frankly, they remind me of Reds fans. It's like looking in a mirror.

Oh goodness, I totally agree. That's probably why my heart follows the Orioles so much now. I can see in their fans a lot of the same things we're going through with the Reds. They do have a good core building which is good (their minor leagues were even more bare than ours were a couple of years ago) and hopefully they can turn things around soon. Camden Yards is a GORGEOUS park and the fans are so great there. :)

Nice to see Jay get a hit tonight!

membengal
09-23-2009, 09:08 PM
Nix flies out to LF. One down, Bruce still at first.

_Sir_Charles_
09-23-2009, 09:09 PM
He's been doing that quite a bit lately. Starting off moderate in terms of speed and slowly building it up throughout the game. 92 seemed a little low though.

Nice to see Jay with a hit.

membengal
09-23-2009, 09:09 PM
Corky Miller is up.

Wild pitch moves Bruce to 2b.

membengal
09-23-2009, 09:10 PM
He's been doing that quite a bit lately. Starting off moderate in terms of speed and slowly building it up throughout the game. 92 seemed a little low though.

Nice to see Jay with a hit.

It's been a free and easy 92/93. Like I said, he hasn't really dialed it up yet. Frankly, he hasn't had to. He's been in pretty good command. A lot of ground balls.

membengal
09-23-2009, 09:11 PM
Gracious, that is one manly moustache on Miller. My first time really seeing him since his call-up.

It's like he stole it from Thomas Magnum.

membengal
09-23-2009, 09:11 PM
Senor manly moustache flies out to LF.

Two down.

Bailey up.

_Sir_Charles_
09-23-2009, 09:12 PM
What, no Javy-esque? :O)

Tom Servo
09-23-2009, 09:12 PM
Gracious, that is one manly moustache on Miller. My first time really seeing him since his call-up.

It's like he stole it from Thomas Magnum.
Reds catcher's have been slacking in mustache/facial hair since the loss of Fu Manchu LaRue and pornstache Javy. It's nice to see Corky pick up the slack.

_Sir_Charles_
09-23-2009, 09:13 PM
Jeez, is this Hart kid really as wild as Gameday is showing? Wow.

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 09:13 PM
It would surprise the heck out of me. Until they get some quality starters...I don't see them going anyplace. Position players though...I really like where they're headed.

Their starters are all pretty young but there's a nice group there right now. They've shut down a few of them after they hit their innings marks for the year but for rookies, they weren't too bad this year. Tillman, Matusz, Bergeson (he's been shut down after getting injured during a game several weeks ago), and Hernandez all have decent potential and Guthrie has had a bit of a Harang like year this year after having two solid years for the O's previously. They could use a veteran guy to help stabilize things for a year or two though. They also have some younger arms still working in the minor leagues so I think their pitching is actually coming around. I really like Matusz out of that group and Arrieta has a lot of potential too (he's at AAA right now). If you ask Orioles fans what they like about their team, I think most of them would tell you "Nothing!" because they're over the whole rebuilding thing and would love to see the O's not lose 100 game this year, LOL :laugh:

No more O's talk from me....back to the Reds now. Sorry about that! :D

membengal
09-23-2009, 09:13 PM
Pirates broacasters could introduce the fans by name if they wished.

membengal
09-23-2009, 09:13 PM
Hart finally dispatches Bailey.

4-0 middle of 4.

membengal
09-23-2009, 09:14 PM
Reds catcher's have been slacking in mustache/facial hair since the loss of Fu Manchu LaRue and pornstache Javy. It's nice to see Corky pick up the slack.

Boy has he. And how. That is 1970s vintage.

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 09:16 PM
Aww, that was nice of them to do a little tribute to Hal in Pittsburgh. :)

membengal
09-23-2009, 09:16 PM
Pirates apparently did a tribute to Hal McCoy between innings. Good for them. Uber-classy.

membengal
09-23-2009, 09:17 PM
Nasty split finger there from Bailey. Goodness. On an 0-1 pitch. Bottom dropped out and came in at 83 just off the plate and below the knees. Swinging strike. Guy had o chance.

_Sir_Charles_
09-23-2009, 09:17 PM
I'd really like to see the Reds do it again (in regards to Hal) with a close to packed house. Opening day?

membengal
09-23-2009, 09:18 PM
Now Homer can't get the ump to call the high strike on a curve. Counts full on the leadoff guy.

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 09:18 PM
Some of these pitches are awfully close. I'm about to open a new Explorer window to see the strike zone for myself. :eek:

membengal
09-23-2009, 09:18 PM
And...he loses him on a walk.

One on, none out.

membengal
09-23-2009, 09:19 PM
Ryan Doumit, for some reason, just squared around to bunt. He fouled it off.

_Sir_Charles_
09-23-2009, 09:20 PM
Some of these pitches are awfully close. I'm about to open a new Explorer window to see the strike zone for myself. :eek:

Gameday actually only had 1 pitch in the zone for that whole at bat.

membengal
09-23-2009, 09:20 PM
Doumit then singles to RF, runner goes to third.

First and third, no outs.

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 09:20 PM
I'm going to cringe every time Jay has to dive for a ball in right field. :eek:

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 09:21 PM
Gameday actually only had 1 pitch in the zone for that whole at bat.

Thanks for the info. It's hard for me to tell sometimes because I haven't played the game.

Tom Servo
09-23-2009, 09:22 PM
Doumit then singles to RF, runner goes to third.

First and third, no outs.
God Doumit.

membengal
09-23-2009, 09:22 PM
Sac fly to LF gets runner home.

4-1 game.

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 09:22 PM
Meh, you can't do much with a sac fly. I'll take the out at this point. :)

_Sir_Charles_
09-23-2009, 09:22 PM
http://omgreds.com/uploaded_images/walksRiverfront-716737.jpg

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 09:25 PM
I wonder if the humidity in Pittsburgh is as bad as it was here earlier today. Homer looks like he could use a shower right about now, LOL :laugh:

membengal
09-23-2009, 09:25 PM
Runner takes second on either a WP or Passed ball.

membengal
09-23-2009, 09:26 PM
Pop out to 1b for out number two.

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 09:26 PM
Joey gets the second out on a pop up. :)

Hey, my alma matter high school's football game is on FSN Ohio tomorrow night! Go Cards!! :D

membengal
09-23-2009, 09:28 PM
Infield single to the hole at SS.

Runner moves to third.

First and third, two outs still.

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 09:29 PM
Great attempt by Janish to get the ball to Joey even though it pulled Joey off 1B. This inning feels like it's gone on forever. :eek:

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 09:30 PM
Another walk. Come on Homer!

membengal
09-23-2009, 09:30 PM
Ack, four pitch walk to 8th hitter loads the bases.

Pitcher due up for Pittsburgh.

We have a Dick Pole sighting.

_Sir_Charles_
09-23-2009, 09:31 PM
Pole coming out to the mound. Quite a bit late IMO. Brantley was spot on. After the first ball to the second batter...somebody should've come out...even if it was just Corky to settle him down.

membengal
09-23-2009, 09:31 PM
Oh dear. The corpse that is Foreigner is playing after a Pirates game this upcoming weekend.

As if Pirates fans have not suffered enough.

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 09:32 PM
GO BRANDON. Wow!! What a play! :eek:

membengal
09-23-2009, 09:32 PM
Brandon Phillips with a diving stab at 2b to stop a ball ticketed for CF, and the flip to Janish for the force.

Inning over.

4-1 Reds after 4.

_Sir_Charles_
09-23-2009, 09:32 PM
That inning could've been a LOT worse.

membengal
09-23-2009, 09:37 PM
Stubbs with mega-wheels, beats out a roller past the mound for an infield single to start the 5th.

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 09:37 PM
Drew beats out an infield hit. :D

membengal
09-23-2009, 09:37 PM
That makes Stubbs 2 for 3 on the night. Two singles. He has two stolen bases and a run scored to this point.

_Sir_Charles_
09-23-2009, 09:38 PM
10-10 club for Stubbs? In a little over a month?

membengal
09-23-2009, 09:40 PM
Lots of attention being paid to Stubbs at 1b.

2-2 count on Janish.

membengal
09-23-2009, 09:42 PM
The interminable battle to keep Stubbs close at 1b continues.

membengal
09-23-2009, 09:42 PM
Janish smokes a ball, but caught on a line at SS.

One out.

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 09:42 PM
Wow, how did Cedeno get a glove on that?! :eek:

Joey needs a HR and a triple for the cycle! GO JOEY!! :D

membengal
09-23-2009, 09:43 PM
Votto doubles off the top of the CF wall. Stubbs moves over to 3b.

Votto now 3 for 3 on the night.

That missed going out by about a foot.

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 09:43 PM
Hey, I'll take another double from Joey. He really is in an awesome zone right now! :D

_Sir_Charles_
09-23-2009, 09:44 PM
Just stepped away for a moment...are you freaking kidding me? Another Votto double? LOL.

membengal
09-23-2009, 09:44 PM
Two ducks on the pond for Phillips. He has 94 RBI on the season.

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 09:45 PM
Phil Dumatrait sighting?!

membengal
09-23-2009, 09:46 PM
Counts full on Phillips.

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 09:46 PM
Just stepped away for a moment...are you freaking kidding me? Another Votto double? LOL.

You should keep stepping away every time Joey comes to bat, LOL :laugh: :thumbup:

membengal
09-23-2009, 09:47 PM
It's not quite everyone gets a foul ball night at Pittsburgh, but it's close.

Phillips walks to load the bases.

Rolen up.

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 09:48 PM
I like Scott Rolen. :)

membengal
09-23-2009, 09:48 PM
Rolen sinlges to LF. Stubbs scores.

Bases remain loaded.

5-1 Reds.

membengal
09-23-2009, 09:49 PM
Kevin Hart's night comes to a merciful close.

Phil Dumatrait in to face his old mates.

Tom Servo
09-23-2009, 09:49 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GflexlvVvDE

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 09:50 PM
Why do I have this feeling that my two last games of the year next weekend (Friday and Sunday) are going to be filled with small crowds almost exactly like the ones in Pittsburgh the last two days? I guess I'll have to be a one woman cheering crew, LOL :lol:

membengal
09-23-2009, 09:51 PM
7 2/3 innings for Dumatrait for Pittsburgh this season and he has allowed four home runs.

Yes, that sounds like our Phil.

membengal
09-23-2009, 09:52 PM
Bruce up, lefty against lefty. And this is REAL hittable lefty for Jay to practice against.

membengal
09-23-2009, 09:52 PM
Bruce singles down the RF line, two runs score, runner over to third.

7-1 Reds.

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 09:53 PM
I think Jay is spending some time working with Joey on hitting. That's a VERY good thing! :D

membengal
09-23-2009, 09:53 PM
Nix grounds out to 3b, Rolen scores, Bruce to 2nd.

8-1 Reds. Two outs in inning. All eight runs charged to the Pirate starter, Kevin Hart.

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 09:54 PM
Another run scores on a Nix groundout. 8-1 Reds. I guess the guys haven't totally used up their hit quota for this series after all, LOL :laugh:

membengal
09-23-2009, 09:54 PM
Senor 1970s moustache pops out to SS.

Middle of 5, Reds up 8-1.

Scrap Irony
09-23-2009, 09:55 PM
Votto back over 313 for the season. In 501 AB's: 313/407/547 950+ OPS.

Without the 25-day stay on the DL, this is that near-MVP the Reds could hitch their wagon to, year in and year out.

Best season by a Red 1B since... Lee May in '71? Klu?

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 09:56 PM
OK Homer, you have a SEVEN RUN LEAD....PLEASE THROW STRIKES. ;)

membengal
09-23-2009, 09:57 PM
Homer, buoyed by run support, heads to the mound. Sadly, McCutcheon doesn't get the lie-down-and-die memo, and doubles to RF to start the Pirate 5th.

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 09:57 PM
That looked painful. He almost had it though. :eek:

_Sir_Charles_
09-23-2009, 09:58 PM
You should keep stepping away every time Joey comes to bat, LOL :laugh: :thumbup:

Apparently, that's true. I stepped away again after Joey's double...got back after the inning ended...and we've got 8 freaking runs! I miss all the fun stuff. *sigh*

membengal
09-23-2009, 09:59 PM
Folks, I need to step off and help out with the family and bedtime now. Have a good night.

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 10:00 PM
Good night membengal! :)

The only runs the Pirates have gotten tonight are on sac flies. It's now 8-2 Reds.

_Sir_Charles_
09-23-2009, 10:01 PM
Folks, I need to step off and help out with the family and bedtime now. Have a good night.

Same here. Since I'm leaving again...I suppose we'll score 25 tonight. :D

Sea Ray
09-23-2009, 10:02 PM
How bad are the Pirates as of now? These guys are "runnin' for the bus".

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 10:02 PM
I'll try to do a little PBP but I'm now switching between Law & Order: SVU and the game so I can't promise anything. :)

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 10:04 PM
Inning over now. Onto the 6th, I think?? Dang this game is slow tonight.

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 10:04 PM
LOL @ Jim Day talking NFL football trash to Pittsburgh fans in the stands :laugh:

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 10:06 PM
Someone grounded out and then Drew struck out so two outs for the Reds.

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 10:07 PM
Janish grounds out and its on to the bottom of the 6th inning now.

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 10:12 PM
Moss flies out to center and Cedeno grounds out.

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 10:12 PM
Walker flies out and the inning is over. Time for the 7th and Joey leads off the next inning. :)

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 10:14 PM
Joey leads off with a single to right field. This is how he started off the year! Wow. That's awesome to see for him. :)

WebScorpion
09-23-2009, 10:15 PM
Homer has a 1-2-3 6th, but he's at 95 pitches. Coincidentally, 3 of his last 4 pitches were clocked at 95. :D He actually throws harder as the game progresses. That's got to be tough on hitters...especially these young Pirates.

Meanwhile we've found the cure for our anemic offense...play the Pirates more! :thumbup:

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 10:18 PM
Rolen hits a single and Joey gets to third base beating the throw from Milledge. REALLY heads up base running by Joey. Gotta love a guy going 1st to 3rd during a game with a six run lead, LOL :D

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 10:18 PM
Jay works a walk off Dumatrait. Bases loaded again.

Kc61
09-23-2009, 10:18 PM
Haven't watched too many games lately, but Bruce's at bats look better to me. More patient. Had a nice level swing earlier in this game. Hopeful sign.

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 10:20 PM
Pitching change for the Pirates....

WebScorpion
09-23-2009, 10:20 PM
Jay works a walk off Dumatrait. Bases loaded again.
I think the walk says more about his altered approach than the 2-for-3 night he's having so far. :thumbup: Good sign!

WebScorpion
09-23-2009, 10:23 PM
Bases juiced with one out and Nix hits an infield fly off Phil "pitch to contact" Dumatrait. The rest of the team looks pretty loose...not Laynce.

WebScorpion
09-23-2009, 10:25 PM
Denny Bautista in to pitch to Corky "Fear the 'Stache" Miller. Walks in a run on 4 pitches. Reds 9 - Bucs 2

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 10:27 PM
Barker K's for the last out of the 7th and it's time to stretch.

Edited because I mised who actually struck out. :p:

_Sir_Charles_
09-23-2009, 10:29 PM
I'm back. How's this for an impressive stat. Last 2 games, we've scored 19 runs...without a single homerun. :O)

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 10:30 PM
Burton pitching for the Reds now.

WebScorpion
09-23-2009, 10:31 PM
Miller (was it Corky?) K's for the last out of the 7th and it's time to stretch.
It was Barker pinch hitting for Bailey, so Homers night is over: 6 IP, 4 Hits, 3 BB, 0 Ks, 2 R, 2 ER. With the run support he got, he better get win #6.

Love it when we quote things and they don't exist later... :lol:

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 10:34 PM
Love it when we quote things and they don't exist later... :lol:

The edit feature is quite helpful.....:lol:

_Sir_Charles_
09-23-2009, 10:34 PM
1-2-3 for Burton.

Strange seeing a Bailey outing without any strikeouts. But he's actually PITCHING now instead of just throwing. Having success without having your best stuff. More promising signs for young Mr. Bailey.

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 10:34 PM
Inning update courtesy of Yahoo:

- L. Cruz struck out swinging
- A. LaRoche grounded out to shortstop
- A. McCutchen grounded out to shortstop
- End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 10:40 PM
Wow, Joey with a chance to go 5-5.....

and he strikes out but still a great night overall for him. :D

_Sir_Charles_
09-23-2009, 10:41 PM
Votto strikes out swinging. 4 for 5 now. Slacker.

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 10:42 PM
Votto strikes out swinging. 4 for 5 now. Slacker.

It's because you didn't leave the computer for this at bat. Slacker right back at you buddy, LOL :p:

_Sir_Charles_
09-23-2009, 10:46 PM
It's because you didn't leave the computer for this at bat. Slacker right back at you buddy, LOL :p:

LOL. I was JUST about to type that same thing. Starting with "My bad". :beerme:

_Sir_Charles_
09-23-2009, 10:47 PM
Rosales replaced Rolen at third. And now Viola replaces Burton.

Scrap Irony
09-23-2009, 10:52 PM
315/425/545 970 or so for Votto

_Sir_Charles_
09-23-2009, 10:52 PM
Pedro gets a pop out, an infield single to Rosie and then a flyout to Stubbs to end the inning. Much better than his last outing.

_Sir_Charles_
09-23-2009, 10:53 PM
315/425/545 970 or so for Votto

You can't encapsulate Joey Votto with mere numbers. He laughs at your pitiful attempt! :thumbup:

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 10:53 PM
Good job by Pedro. :)

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 10:54 PM
You can't encapsulate Joey Votto with mere numbers. He laughs at your pitiful attempt! :thumbup:

Quoted for truth. :thumbup:

_Sir_Charles_
09-23-2009, 10:55 PM
By the way...anybody still want to deal Votto for Eric Bedard? *snicker*

_Sir_Charles_
09-23-2009, 10:57 PM
Phillips HBP...let's hope it's not that same thumb. But I think he's getting pulled.

~edit~ Yep, Sutton running for Brandon.

_Sir_Charles_
09-23-2009, 10:58 PM
Rosales with a single and Drew advances to third. The Bruce approaches.

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 10:59 PM
By the way...anybody still want to deal Votto for Eric Bedard? *snicker*

*falls on floor laughing and then gets nervous because there actually are still people here who want to trade Joey* :eek:

_Sir_Charles_
09-23-2009, 11:00 PM
Jay pops out to short. Let's see if Nix can do ANYTHING with the stick tonight. 0 for last 19 for Laynce

_Sir_Charles_
09-23-2009, 11:01 PM
*falls on floor laughing and then gets nervous because there actually are still people here who want to trade Joey* :eek:

Ummm...yeah. I don't get THAT mentality at ALL. If you want to deal somebody...deal Yonder.

_Sir_Charles_
09-23-2009, 11:02 PM
Cedeno says OLE!

Line drive to first, throw to short and it goes thru his legs. Double digit runs for the 2nd night in a row.

LOL. oh-fer for Nix...but with 2 ribbies.

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 11:02 PM
Well, that's a way for Laynce to get on base and to score another run. :laugh:

*bites tongue on thoughts about potential trades but agrees that Yonder could bring us the SS or LF we need for next year* :)

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 11:04 PM
Corky decides he wants to get in on the hitting action. Would love to see Juan hit one into the river now, LOL :p:

_Sir_Charles_
09-23-2009, 11:04 PM
I love the Gameday write up for that. Laynce Nix reaches on force attempt. Missed catch error by unknown (0). Yes, they actually wrote that. Unknown (#zero) :O)

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 11:06 PM
Or Juan could just hit a single to score yet another run. :D

_Sir_Charles_
09-23-2009, 11:06 PM
Francisco steps up! Single to bring it to a dirty dozen!

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 11:07 PM
I love the Gameday write up for that. Laynce Nix reaches on force attempt. Missed catch error by unknown (0). Yes, they actually wrote that. Unknown (#zero) :O)

Oh my gosh, that's too funny. Someone at Gameday sees the Pirates like I do, LOL :laugh:

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 11:07 PM
Oh my word, could Joey get to bat AGAIN?! :eek:

_Sir_Charles_
09-23-2009, 11:07 PM
Should've been a double play ball there....but when the batter has freaking rockets attached to his cleats...Stubbs safe at first.

_Sir_Charles_
09-23-2009, 11:09 PM
That's how you stop Votto....you get Janish out. No sixth ab for Joey. Durnit

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 11:09 PM
Nope, Joey's hitting night should be over. Who comes out to pitch the ninth? I vote for Janish. :D

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 11:11 PM
Totally random: I took that boat tour along the three rivers in Pittsburgh and it's a really nice tour of the city. I wish we could have seen a game at PNC but the Pirates were out of town.

Ramon Ramirez in to pitch.

_Sir_Charles_
09-23-2009, 11:11 PM
Okay, make that 22 runs in 2 days minus the longball. You can blame it on "we're playing the Bucs" if you want to...but this team has been playing VERY good baseball for several weeks now. And against some good competition for the most part.

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 11:13 PM
Two outs all ready. One more to go. :)

VR
09-23-2009, 11:13 PM
Okay, make that 22 runs in 2 days minus the longball. You can blame it on "we're playing the Bucs" if you want to...but this team has been playing VERY good baseball for several weeks now. And against some good competition for the most part.

The problem is the Reds sending Pythagorus to the minors over the summer. Calling him up in September is nice, but you gotta have him on the roster for the entire 2010 season.

_Sir_Charles_
09-23-2009, 11:13 PM
Quickly 2 down for Ramirez.

_Sir_Charles_
09-23-2009, 11:16 PM
And this one belongs to the Reds! 12-2! Wowsers!

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 11:16 PM
Game over and Reds win big again! :jump:

Joey Votto is a one man wrecking crew against the Pirates this week. :D

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 11:19 PM
YAY! I love a Joey interview after a game! :D

HeatherC1212
09-23-2009, 11:22 PM
I adore that man. He always gives credit to everyone else before he'll answer any questions about himself. It's nice to see him smiling again! :)

nate
09-24-2009, 03:31 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GflexlvVvDE

Never FOGET! (sic)