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Chip R
09-29-2009, 07:08 PM
From Fay:

Taveras 8
Janish 6
Votto 3
Phillips 4
Rolen 5
Bruce 9
Balentien 7
Hernandez 2
Bailey 1


Gentlemen, start your kvetching!

reds44
09-29-2009, 07:14 PM
I was thinking about watching the game until I saw who was playing CF.

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 07:50 PM
I want to see how Homer pitches tonight and I also want to see if Joey stays on fire offensively this week at home. Jay has been hitting well too so hopefully the Reds can start off the homestand with a win. Go Reds! :D

*continues ignoring who's in center field tonight* ;)

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 08:00 PM
I'm glad they interviewed Joey during Reds Live about being the NL Player of the Week. I was hoping they would do that and it was a pretty cool interview. My favorite part was him talking about how if he'd played well last week but they'd lost all their games that the award would have felt like a selfish award, so he's very happy to have played so well and helped the team win their games because that's the most important thing to him. :)

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 08:02 PM
Poor Thom is all alone tonight due to Jeff Brantley being out sick. He said Marty would stop by and Jim Day & Jeff Pecoro would also stop by to help him out. This could be an entertaining evening, LOL :laugh:

FYI: They're going to show part of the ceremony honoring Joey as the NL Player of the Week soon. I'm glad I tuned in to the first parts of the game tonight! :D

RedsManRick
09-29-2009, 08:03 PM
I hope Willy T goes out and gets on base 4 times and steals 10 bags (both ridiculous of course). Shine him up and ship him out!

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 08:11 PM
Did they not show the presentation for Joey?! That's a bummer. :(

sonny
09-29-2009, 08:11 PM
I hope Willy T goes out and gets on base 4 times and steals 10 bags (both ridiculous of course). Shine him up and ship him out!

are you kidding?! A night like that and he's looking at a contract extension.

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 08:12 PM
Shumaker flies out to left field for the first out.

nate
09-29-2009, 08:13 PM
Chat = open!

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 08:13 PM
Lugo grounds out to Rolen for out #2.

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 08:14 PM
Big Al singles to center field.

redhawkfish
09-29-2009, 08:15 PM
I hope Willy T goes out and gets on base 4 times and steals 10 bags (both ridiculous of course). Shine him up and ship him out!

He's real close to that self predicted 100 steals.

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 08:15 PM
Big Al steals 2B but Homer is ahead of Holliday 0-2....

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 08:17 PM
Homer K's Holliday and that's that for the Cards. Go Reds!! :D

WVRedsFan
09-29-2009, 08:17 PM
Sir Albert (that's one for the absent George Grande) spoils a perfect first inning for Homer. Reds up in the bottom of the first.

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 08:19 PM
10 strikes, 1 ball. I'll take that percentage from Homer tonight. :O)

WVRedsFan
09-29-2009, 08:19 PM
Boy that 1-2 punch at the top of the lineup should pay dividends. Not

Homer Bailey
09-29-2009, 08:19 PM
Taveras just had the worst AB I've ever seen from a major leaguer.

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 08:19 PM
Leadoff hitter swings at the first pitch....something I haven't missed while Willy's been out.

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 08:20 PM
Lovely. Two outs all ready. At least Janish saw a few pitches in his at bat. :bang:

WVRedsFan
09-29-2009, 08:21 PM
Seems like July again. Taveras pops up on the first pitch and Janish on the 3rd. Should be an easy night for Cards pitxher.

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 08:21 PM
Darn Holliday. I hope you go to some other team next season. :bang:

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 08:21 PM
Crud. Votto still hitting bullets....just snagged by Holliday though.

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 08:22 PM
hehe. 6 pitch inning.

mth123
09-29-2009, 08:23 PM
Taveras just had the worst AB I've ever seen from a major leaguer.

Perhaps you haven't watched some of his other ABs.

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 08:23 PM
Pineiro has decided to walk back to the hotel after the game. He wants to work up a sweat.

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 08:24 PM
Homer gets Rasmus out on a fly ball. Colby has been a Reds killer this year. :eek:

WVRedsFan
09-29-2009, 08:24 PM
You have to wonder how the mind of the Dust works. Taveras has been a huge run eraser, so why do you ever start him?

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 08:26 PM
You have to wonder how the mind of the Dust works. Taveras has been a huge run eraser, so why do you ever start him?

During his pre-game conversation with Marty he said that Willy has good numbers against Pineiro.

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 08:26 PM
I think this is the first game in a long time that the teams are probably pretty cold in the ballpark. I better remember to take my jacket to my games this weekend! :eek:

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 08:27 PM
Homer K's Ludwick with a pitch at the knees. :)

mth123
09-29-2009, 08:27 PM
During his pre-game conversation with Marty he said that Willy has good numbers against Pineiro.

Maybe they were playing yahtzee.

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 08:28 PM
I would love it if DeRosa went to a team that doesn't play us for once.

Homer has a 1-2-3 inning. Nice to see him start off strong.

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 08:29 PM
It sounds like Homer's on his game tonight. Good.

(no video tonight...just WLW)

WVRedsFan
09-29-2009, 08:29 PM
1-2-3 for Homer, albeit with a few more pitches than Pineiro.

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 08:30 PM
Homer's REALLY pounding the zone. 24 pitches...20 for strikes. Wow.

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 08:31 PM
Brandon gets the first hit for the Reds.

membengal
09-29-2009, 08:31 PM
Every time WT starts in September, a kitten dies.

membengal
09-29-2009, 08:32 PM
Maybe they were playing yahtzee.

Maybe. Maybe by good numbers, Dusty meant 77, as if feet, which was how far Willy's leadoff pop went.

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 08:33 PM
Rolen works a walk. Take a note guys! ;)

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 08:33 PM
2 on, no outs. Phillips lead off single. Rolen walks. Bruce up.

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 08:34 PM
Piniero seems afraid of this part of the lineup, LOL :laugh:

Tom Servo
09-29-2009, 08:34 PM
I like that Dusty not only starts Taveras, but bats him leadoff. I mean, seriously?

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 08:36 PM
BRUUUUUUUUUUUUCE clobbers one out to right field!! :jump:

Reds lead 3-0!! :D

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 08:36 PM
:jump:

BRUUUUUUUUUCE! 3-0 Redlegs!!!!

Holy crud was that smack LOUD over the radio!

mth123
09-29-2009, 08:36 PM
Gotta love the 3 run HR

WVRedsFan
09-29-2009, 08:36 PM
Impressive at-bat by Jay. I think the time off did him good.

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 08:37 PM
I knew it was gone watching on the TV without even looking for the ball so it was definitely loud! LOL :laugh:

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 08:38 PM
Balentien grounds out to third base for the first out.

WVRedsFan
09-29-2009, 08:38 PM
Is Gomes hurt?

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 08:39 PM
Ramon grounds out to second base for out #2.

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 08:39 PM
Is Gomes hurt?

I haven't heard anything.

HEY!! Infield single by Homer! :O)

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 08:39 PM
Wow, Piniero had only given up seven HRs this whole year before Jay's rocket! :eek:

Homer legs out an infield hit! :)

mth123
09-29-2009, 08:40 PM
Impressive at-bat by Jay. I think the time off did him good.

Tonight we're watching the key to whatever hope there is for 2010 - Jay Bruce and Homer Bailey.

WVRedsFan
09-29-2009, 08:41 PM
Good Lord, Taveras is so bad...

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 08:41 PM
I bet Stubbs comes into this game later on for his defense in CF.

TheNext44
09-29-2009, 08:41 PM
Homer's single makes sure Taveras won't have to lead off an inning. It's the little things that lead to victories. :thumbup:

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 08:42 PM
Willy grounds out to the pitcher for out #3. Homer may not know what to do with a lead in a game....we know Harang and Arroyo wouldn't know what to do with it, LOL :laugh:

membengal
09-29-2009, 08:43 PM
Good Lord, Taveras is so bad...


I'm not clever enough to finish that one tonight. Or most nights.

But he makes sad clowns sadder.

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 08:43 PM
I just saw the video of Bruce's shot. Man, what a sweet swing. :O)

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 08:44 PM
Good Lord, Taveras is so bad...

He makes us wish for Corey Patterson back?! That's too scary to think about, LOL :eek:

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 08:44 PM
He makes us wish for Corey Patterson back? :eek:

Bite your tongue!

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 08:46 PM
I was just trying to finish that thought but I'll try to do a better job. ;)

Thom is probably thrilled to have someone to talk to in this inning. :laugh:

WVRedsFan
09-29-2009, 08:47 PM
He makes us wish for Corey Patterson back?! That's too scary to think about, LOL :eek:

Wow, Heather. That's just wrong :).

I didn't mean that to be "finish the sentence," I was just so frustrated watching him bat. I still say he has pictures of Dusty, Walt, and Bob.

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 08:47 PM
Stupid LaRue gets a hit up the center.

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 08:48 PM
Wow, Heather. That's just wrong :).

I didn't mean that to be "finish the sentence," I was just so frustratede watching him bat. I still say he has pictures of Dusty, Walt, and Bob.

Hehe, I will never speak of him again. ;)

He probably has pictures of half the Reds front office and coaching staff for how often he's gotten to play this year. :eek: :bang:

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 08:49 PM
Ramon nearly catches LaRue off 1B but the throw is a tad late. Piniero strikes out attempting to bunt. Let's get a YESSIRREE here! :D

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 08:51 PM
Shumaker strikes out for the second out of the inning.

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 08:51 PM
Ramon nearly catches LaRue off 1B but the throw is a tad late. Piniero strikes out attempting to bunt. Let's get a YESSIRREE here! :D

If by "YESSIRREE", you mean 3 straight punchouts...I agree. Let's do that. :O)

mbgrayson
09-29-2009, 08:51 PM
During his pre-game conversation with Marty he said that Willy has good numbers against Pineiro.

I looked it up and before tonight, Taveras had 5 hits in 8 ABs against Pinero, all singles, with no walks and one K.

Why would Dusty care about those numbers so much? We need to be watching the young guys play to see what they can do. ANd if you are interested in winning, how can anyone really argue that Taveras gives you a better chance to win than Stubbs?

Tonight, Willy is already 0 for 2...

WVRedsFan
09-29-2009, 08:51 PM
Homer be sharp tonight.

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 08:52 PM
I looked it up and before tonight, Taveras had 5 hits in 8 ABs against Pinero, all singles, with no walks and one K.

Why would he care about those numbers so much? We need to be watching the young guys play to see what they can do. ANd if you are interested in winning, how can anyone really argue that Taveras gives you a better chance to win than Stubbs?

Tonight, Willy is already 0 for 2...

I think it was more of a token start and an extra day off for Stubbs. Dusty just used the small sample as an excuse to shut people up.

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 08:52 PM
BTW-I'll be switching over to The Biggest Loser at 8 PM so if anyone else can carry on with the PBP at that time, that would be awesome. I'll be going back and forth between the two things but BL is my priority tonight. ;)

Jay nearly has the out but it falls foul.

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 08:53 PM
Two K's and a popout work for me too in getting the three outs, LOL :lol:

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 08:54 PM
Homer be sharp tonight.

Yes, he be.

34 strikes, 10 balls.

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 08:56 PM
I think it should count that Joey split the smoke stacks with a HR earlier this year. That's the closest anyone has come...:eek:

Hi Pete Rose! He's in the house tonight. :D

Raisor
09-29-2009, 08:56 PM
I think it was more of a token start and an extra day off for Stubbs. Dusty just used the small sample as an excuse to shut people up.

The season only has a few days left, why does Stubbs need an extra day off?


I know Dusty takes alot of abuse, but most of it is justified.

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 08:57 PM
Piniero is now scared of Joey, LOL :laugh:

reds44
09-29-2009, 08:57 PM
Bruce has 21 homers in 328 ABs. Even with his struggles that would have been some massive run production if he had a season full of ABs.

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 08:58 PM
:jump: VOTTO!!!! 4-0

Raisor
09-29-2009, 08:58 PM
Piniero is now scared of Joey, LOL :laugh:

Canadians are scarry.

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 08:58 PM
JOEY GOES YARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :jump: (I guess he should be scared of him, LOL ;))

He didn't want to be upstaged by Jay, LOL ;)

WVRedsFan
09-29-2009, 08:58 PM
Heather's favorite goes long. 4-0 Reds!

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 08:58 PM
Piniero is now scared of Joey, LOL :laugh:

He should be. :O)

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 08:59 PM
He should be. :O)

All pitchers should be scared of him, hehehehe. :p: :cool: ;)

Raisor
09-29-2009, 09:00 PM
JOEY GOES YARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :jump: (I guess he should be scared of him, LOL ;))

He didn't want to be upstaged by Jay, LOL ;)

Hey..

I'm not a lumberjack, or a furtrader,
and I don't live in an igloo, eat blubber, or own a dogsled,
and I don't know Jimmy, Sally, or Susie from Canada,
although I'm sure they're really really nice.

I have a Prime Minister, not a President.
I speak English and French, not American,
and I pronounce it about, not aboot
I can proudly sew my country's flag on my backpack;
I believe in peacekeeping, not policing;
and that the beaver is a truly proud and noble animal

a tuque is a hat,
a chesterfield is a couch,
and it is pronounced zed, not zee, zed!

Canada is the second largest land-mass,
the first nation of hockey,
and the best part of North America!

MY NAME IS JOE(y Votto), AND I AM CANADIAN!

Thank you.

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 09:02 PM
I think I need to take my official credit for Joey being so on fire right now. It was within a few days of having my picture taken with him that he started going on his offensive tear, so clearly he's hitting this way now because he finally met his biggest fan. I should have met him earlier this season so his August numbers would have been better, LOL :laugh: ;)

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 09:04 PM
*whew* Warning track power by Albert there. 1 down.

WVRedsFan
09-29-2009, 09:05 PM
Marty on the TeeVee. Thinks Pooh-hols is the greatest player he's ever seen.

nate
09-29-2009, 09:05 PM
HoBa appears to be "dealing" tonight.

nate
09-29-2009, 09:05 PM
Marty on the TeeVee. Thinks Pooh-hols is the greatest player he's ever seen.

That's really George wearing a Marty suit.

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 09:06 PM
Glad Homer kept Big Al in the ballpark there. :eek:

VR
09-29-2009, 09:06 PM
I think I need to take my official credit for Joey being so on fire right now. It was within a few days of having my picture taken with him that he started going on his offensive tear, so clearly he's hitting this way now because he finally met his biggest fan. I should have met him earlier this season so his August numbers would have been better, LOL :laugh: ;)

I find great joy in considering the Reds next year with the September Bruce, Joey Votto, BP, SR et al.....along with Homer, BA, Cueto, Harang and the bullpen posse. I am optomistic.....

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 09:07 PM
Marty on the TeeVee. Thinks Pooh-hols is the greatest player he's ever seen.

It's kind of hard to disagree with. I know there have been great players, but this well rounded? I'm not so sure.

Raisor
09-29-2009, 09:07 PM
I am optomistic.....


Just when I thought I was out....they PULL me back in

Chip R
09-29-2009, 09:08 PM
At the game sitting in CF between the smokestacks. Thom is sick? Yeah, right. You know hes at Tim Tebows bedside. Nice job on the pxp, Heather.

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 09:09 PM
I find great joy in considering the Reds next year with the September Bruce, Joey Votto, BP, SR et al.....along with Homer, BA, Cueto, Harang and the bullpen posse. I am optomistic.....

I'll join you there. There are some good things to be excited about with this team. :)


It's kind of hard to disagree with. I know there have been great players, but this well rounded? I'm not so sure.

I have a ton of respect for Big Al as a person and player but I hate facing him so many times a year. He can win games for the Cards all by himself sometimes. :eek:

WVRedsFan
09-29-2009, 09:09 PM
It's kind of hard to disagree with. I know there have been great players, but this well rounded? I'm not so sure.

Oh, I agree. Totally. Just wish he was in the American League.

VR
09-29-2009, 09:09 PM
Just when I thought I was out....they PULL me back in

<raspy>someday......and that day may never come...<raspy>

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 09:11 PM
At the game sitting in CF between the smokestacks. Thom is sick? Yeah, right. You know hes at Tim Tebows bedside. Nice job on the pxp, Heather.

Actually it's Brantley who's sick. Thom is trying to keep things going alone for the most part although he's talking to Marty right now. Hope your having fun at the game! Thanks for the comment about the PBP. :)

Jillian is ready to do a smackdown on The Biggest Loser....AWESOME. :cool:

mbgrayson
09-29-2009, 09:11 PM
I think it was more of a token start and an extra day off for Stubbs. Dusty just used the small sample as an excuse to shut people up.

Stubbs had yesterday off(28th), the 24th off, the 21st off, and he didn't start on the 17th.

He's not exactly overworked, and he will be done in a week.

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 09:12 PM
Nice K there by Homer to end the threat. Really nice outing so far from Homer. He has been nearly dominating since his callup. Great to see.

oneupper
09-29-2009, 09:13 PM
Marty doing a George Grande impression with his Card love tonight.

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 09:13 PM
Stubbs had yesterday off(28th), the 24th off, the 21st off, and he didn't start on the 17th.

He's not exactly overworked, and he will be done in a week.

I never said it was a GOOD excuse/reason. Just that it WAS one. :O)

I'd prefer to see Drew in there everyday until Chris comes back....then platoon.

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 09:15 PM
Stubbs had yesterday off(28th), the 24th off, the 21st off, and he didn't start on the 17th.

He's not exactly overworked, and he will be done in a week.

If Drew being off tonight means he plays for the rest of the week (including the games I'm going to this weekend), then I'm all for it because it means I won't be stuck watching Willy start anymore for the rest of the season. ;)

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 09:15 PM
I love seeing Jay going the other way. He's really feeling it when he's spraying the ball like that.

membengal
09-29-2009, 09:15 PM
HoBa appears to be "dealing" tonight.

Looking a lot like what he unleashed against St. Louis back on July 3.

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 09:16 PM
If Drew being off tonight means he plays for the rest of the week (including the games I'm going to this weekend), then I'm all for it because it means I won't be stuck watching Willy start anymore for the rest of the season. ;)

I agree, but Fay made it sound like Dickerson could be back anyday now.

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 09:17 PM
I agree, but Fay made it sound like Dickerson could be back anyday now.

This is not a bad thing either because Chris plays better than Willy too. I think *I* could play CF and bat better than Willy and I've never played baseball in my life, LOL :laugh:

WVRedsFan
09-29-2009, 09:20 PM
This is not a bad thing either because Chris plays better than Willy too. I think *I* could play CF and bat better than Willy and I've never played baseball in my life, LOL :laugh: Well, I have played baseball and I also think you could play CF and bat better than Willy.

mbgrayson
09-29-2009, 09:20 PM
Through 4 innings, Reds 4, Cards 0

Bailey 61 pitches, 44 strikes, 5 Ks, 0 BBs.
Pinero 58 pitches, 33 strikes, 0 Ks, 1 BB.

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 09:20 PM
I know it's the thing to do, you know...bashing Willy...but he hasn't been horrible ALL season. He did have a very nice beginning to the season. After the first month and a half, Willy was hitting .322. He's more than made up for it though. *grin*

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 09:23 PM
Back to back foul bunt K's by Pineiro. Heck, let 'em swing away. He obviously can't bunt. Maybe he'd get lucky.

WVRedsFan
09-29-2009, 09:23 PM
I know it's the thing to do, you know...bashing Willy...but he hasn't been horrible ALL season. He did have a very nice beginning to the season. After the first month and a half, Willy was hitting .322. He's more than made up for it though. *grin*

Yeah, we're overdoing it a little, but it is so unnerving to look at the lineup and see his name when almost anyone is better. I also don't understand the lack of playing time for the hot hitting Gomes.

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 09:26 PM
Yeah, we're overdoing it a little, but it is so unnerving to look at the lineup and see his name when almost anyone is better. I also don't understand the lack of playing time for the hot hitting Gomes.

I think the thing that's most annoying is that he's hitting leadoff. I know we don't really have a "traditional" leadoff hitter, but just about anybody would be better in that role on this club.

Chip R
09-29-2009, 09:26 PM
Actually it's Brantley who's sick. Thom is trying to keep things going alone for the most part although he's talking to Marty right now. Hope your having fun at the game! Thanks for the comment about the PBP. :)

Jillian is ready to do a smackdown on The Biggest Loser....AWESOME. :cool:
My bad. :doh:

WVRedsFan
09-29-2009, 09:26 PM
Homer losing a bit of that sharpness. When Homer walks people he, more often than not, gets in trouble.

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 09:26 PM
Homer's starting to nibble now. First walk of the night.

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 09:28 PM
Single for Lugo. Bases loaded...Sheesh...who's coming to the plate. *shudders*

WVRedsFan
09-29-2009, 09:28 PM
Poo-holes up with the bases loaded. Hide the women and children

mbgrayson
09-29-2009, 09:28 PM
I know it's the thing to do, you know...bashing Willy...but he hasn't been horrible ALL season. He did have a very nice beginning to the season. After the first month and a half, Willy was hitting .322. He's more than made up for it though. *grin*

Yes, he started off decently. But to go from .322 on May 13th, down to .239 on September 29, means that he hit well under .200 for four months.

Willy Taveras is historically bad. I think he would be on the all-time team of worst position players who had 400 or more plate appearances in one season. His line is currently .239/.273/.284 for an OPS of .557. And the Reds have him leading off!

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 09:29 PM
*mutters* double play...double play...double play...double play...

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 09:30 PM
Sac fly to center. 4-1. 2 down.

WVRedsFan
09-29-2009, 09:30 PM
Sorry, but Taveras is probably the worst center fielder I've seen in awhile. His throw in was pathetic. Or I'm used to watching Stubbs.

WVRedsFan
09-29-2009, 09:32 PM
Homer about to walk them full again.

Good grief.

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 09:33 PM
Yes, he started off decently. But to go from .322 on May 13th, down to .239 on September 29, means that he hit well under .200 for four months.

Willy Taveras is historically bad. I think he would be on the all-time team of worst position players who had 400 or more plate appearances in one season. His line is currently .239/.273/.284 for an OPS of .557. And the Reds have him leading off!


Nah, Willy went on that abysmal streak of hitless games right when he got to .322. He dipped to below .230 in just under 20 games. :O) You underestimate Willy's abilities. *grin*

WVRedsFan
09-29-2009, 09:33 PM
<whew>

Gotta take a break after that inning,,,

Raisor
09-29-2009, 09:35 PM
I know it's the thing to do, you know...bashing Willy...but he hasn't been horrible ALL season. He did have a very nice beginning to the season. After the first month and a half, Willy was hitting .322. He's more than made up for it though. *grin*

he might have had an OBP of .322, but he had BA's of 262 and 269 in April and May.

Last day he was over 700 OPS was May 21st.

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 09:37 PM
he might have had an OBP of .322, but he had BA's of 262 and 269 in April and May.

Last day he was over 700 OPS was May 21st.

No, a batting average of .322. When they were playing San Diego. Don't recall the date. But .322 was his high water mark and then came that horrific hitless streak of 2 weeks including a couple 0 for 7's IIRC.

And with that...Willy gets a hit.

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 09:38 PM
1 down, 2 on after Janish is HBP.

Raisor
09-29-2009, 09:38 PM
Nah, Willy went on that abysmal streak of hitless games right when he got to .322. He dipped to below .230 in just under 20 games. :O) You underestimate Willy's abilities. *grin*

He had a hot 15 games, going from .242 on April 28th to .322 on May 13th. By june 10th he was back down to .243.

A 15 game hot streak, and he's getting paid next year.

Awesome.

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 09:39 PM
Wow, that's only the 8th DP Votto's hit into all year. I knew he was good...but only 8? Oh wait...I just remembered who's been hitting in front of him most of the year. *grin* Okay, okay...I'm done. :O)

mbgrayson
09-29-2009, 09:39 PM
he might have had an OBP of .322, but he had BA's of 262 and 269 in April and May.

Last day he was over 700 OPS was May 21st.

On May 13th, his BA was indeed .322. See THIS SITE (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/7269/gamelog;_ylt=AjJHV.QLWgsDkMlTWXipx22FCLcF).

dougdirt
09-29-2009, 09:40 PM
No, a batting average of .322. When they were playing San Diego. Don't recall the date. But .322 was his high water mark and then came that horrific hitless streak of 2 weeks including a couple 0 for 7's IIRC.

And with that...Willy gets a hit.

May 15th. He then went 0-17.

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 09:42 PM
May 15th. He then went 0-17.

Hehe. Yeah, 0 for 17...now I remember. :O) I'd seen players get hammered here before, but nothing like Willy was getting pummeled during that streak. hehe

For some reason I thought it was longer than that. Oh well, it was pretty bad.

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 09:44 PM
Back to important matters...after Homer's first shaky inning, he bounces back with a 1-2-3 including strikeout #7

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 09:46 PM
Wow, apparently I missed some excitement by going upstairs and getting something to drink (and getting distracted talking to people). Glad Homer got out of that bad inning and I'm even happier that I missed seeing it, LOL :laugh: :eek:

Joey hit into a DP last inning?! Bummer. That doesn't happen often. :(

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 09:46 PM
Brandon....TRIPLE! :O)

WVRedsFan
09-29-2009, 09:47 PM
3B for Phillips. The other way. Tack on time.

mbgrayson
09-29-2009, 09:47 PM
Through 5 and a half, Reds 4, Cards 1.

Bailey: 97 pitches, 66 strikes, 7Ks.
Pinero: 67 pitches, 39 strikes, 0 Ks.

I would take Homer out here. I am really concerned about how many more innings he has pitched this season than ever before(Verducci effect), and six is enough tonight since he has thrown 97 pitches. I will be shocked if the Dusty agrees.

WVRedsFan
09-29-2009, 09:48 PM
Such a pleasure to see Scott Rolen in Cincinnati. Base hit scores a run. 5-1 Good Guys.

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 09:48 PM
Rolen gets that run right back. Single to score Phillips

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 09:49 PM
Rolen gets the RBI! I'm really enjoying him in the lineup. :)

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 09:50 PM
DINGER # 2!!! :jump: BRUUUUUUCCCEEE!!!

nate
09-29-2009, 09:50 PM
Jay Bruce is strong.

WVRedsFan
09-29-2009, 09:51 PM
Bruce on fire. 7-1 Reds. Jay's got his swing back--at least against right handers.

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 09:51 PM
This short run here by Jay is reminding me a bit of his fast start last year. Fun stuff.

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 09:51 PM
Another HR for Jay?!?! Awesome!! :D

Hehe, that means Joey is probably going to hit another one later on because he doesn't like to be upstaged, LOL :laugh:

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 09:53 PM
I thought Pineiro doesn't give up the longball? 3 tonight....so far. :O)

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 09:55 PM
Is anybody up in the Reds pen?

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 10:04 PM
108 pitches as Homer finishes the 7th (one more hit allowed)

I'd say he's done. But who knows. It sounds like he's throwing the ball REALLY well.

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 10:09 PM
Smoltz against Bronson tomorrow? That could be a good matchup. :)

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 10:11 PM
Wow, I think that NL wildcard race is going to come to the very end of the week. :eek:

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 10:11 PM
Smoltz against Bronson tomorrow? That could be a good matchup. :)

Is tomorrow the day game, or is that Thursday?

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 10:12 PM
2 outs and Votto draws the free pass. I smell fear. *grin*

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 10:12 PM
Joey works the walk (and he's working the scruffy face tonight too which I adore.....that's definitely just me, LOL). :)

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 10:12 PM
Is tomorrow the day game, or is that Thursday?

Day game is Thursday afternoon. I think it's a 12:35 PM game.

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 10:13 PM
Fly out to center by Phillips to end the 7th. 7-1 Reds. Pitching change?

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 10:14 PM
Day game is Thursday afternoon. I think it's a 12:35 PM game.

Darn. I'm off tomorrow, but working Thursday. Oh well.

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 10:15 PM
Yes, Burton coming in. Really nice game there by Homer Bailey. I haven't checked them, but Homer's stats since his last call-up have to be flat-out stunning. Or at least for the past month or 2.

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 10:17 PM
I'm pretty sure Homer's ERA is below 2.00 during this hot streak and he has to have something ridiculous in K's too. He's been awesome since he's been back and I'm super excited that I should get to see him pitch in person this weekend. :)

Caveat Emperor
09-29-2009, 10:21 PM
I'm pretty sure Homer's ERA is below 2.00 during this hot streak and he has to have something ridiculous in K's too. He's been awesome since he's been back and I'm super excited that I should get to see him pitch in person this weekend. :)

Finishing with an ERA below 5.00 (it's currently 4.78) for the season is a great accomplishment for Homer Bailey.

Based on his second half, I think he's pitched his way into the rotation for 2010 regardless of how his spring training goes. That's amazing, given where he was just a year ago.

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 10:21 PM
Doesn't sound like Jared's fooling too many people. A flyout to the wall by Rasmus there, following the Holliday double.

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 10:22 PM
Who's on base for the Cards? I'm still watching Biggest Loser and missed who got on base. There is one out.

nate
09-29-2009, 10:23 PM
Who's on base for the Cards? I'm still watching Biggest Loser and missed who got on base. There is one out.

Holiday doubled.

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 10:23 PM
Tyler Greene pinch running for Holliday who doubled. LaRussa emptying his bench.

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 10:24 PM
Thanks guys. :)

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 10:25 PM
Flyout to Wlad to end the inning. 7-1 heading to the bottom half of the 8th.

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 10:25 PM
Burton strands the runner and gets out of the inning. Nice job buddy! :)

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 10:26 PM
Looks like the Tigers are going to split the DH with the Twins. Verlander pitching a really nice game. 5-2 Tigers in the 8th.

This just in though....Mauer's a pretty good hitter. :O)

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 10:28 PM
Mitchell Boggs pitching.

Greene now the SS, DeRosa to left, Lugo at 2nd, Freese at 1st.

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 10:29 PM
We've struck fear into the heart of the Cards...they took out Big Al, LOL :laugh:

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 10:29 PM
Rolen grounded out. The Bruce approaches. Cardinals pale.

dougdirt
09-29-2009, 10:29 PM
Mitchell Boggs pitching.


I remember Keith Law trying to tell me that Boggs would be better than Homer Bailey. Oh that was a fun one.

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 10:30 PM
Looks like the Tigers are going to split the DH with the Twins. Verlander pitching a really nice game. 5-2 Tigers in the 8th.

This just in though....Mauer's a pretty good hitter. :O)

You're a little slow if you're just figuring that out now, LOL :laugh:

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 10:30 PM
Or not. Ground out to 1st. 2 down.

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 10:31 PM
I remember Keith Law trying to tell me that Boggs would be better than Homer Bailey. Oh that was a fun one.

SERIOUSLY?! Wow, that definitely sounds fun, LOL :laugh:

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 10:31 PM
You're a little slow if you're just figuring that out now, LOL :laugh:

Hehe. Nah, I love watching the Twins when I get the chance. Mauer and Morneau are fun to watch. I find it pretty impressive that the Twins are pulling off this run without Justin in there.

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 10:32 PM
I remember Keith Law trying to tell me that Boggs would be better than Homer Bailey. Oh that was a fun one.

Well, he did just sit us down 1-2-3. He was probably right. He IS Keith Law after all. :D

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 10:34 PM
Hehe. Nah, I love watching the Twins when I get the chance. Mauer and Morneau are fun to watch. I find it pretty impressive that the Twins are pulling off this run without Justin in there.

They are a great team and I like watching them too. If they do make the postseason, will they get Justin back in time for their run?

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 10:34 PM
Hmmmm...maybe I spoke too soon. 5-4 now, twins/tigers. Verlander still in there.

Ramon Ramirez in the important game. :O)

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 10:34 PM
They are a great team and I like watching them too. If they do make the postseason, will they get Justin back in time for their run?

No clue. I honestly don't recall what the injury is. He's been out for quite a while though.

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 10:36 PM
Dinger. Freese. 1st MLB homerun. 7-2

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 10:38 PM
No clue. I honestly don't recall what the injury is. He's been out for quite a while though.

I think he's having trouble with his back. Hopefully he is feeling better though because they're a stronger team with him in there.

OK Ramon, no more HRs tonight, OK? ;)

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 10:38 PM
Nearly another one. Wlad pulls it in at the wall.

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 10:39 PM
Granderson lead off HR. 6-4 Tigers.

This race (and the Braves/Rockies) is going to be fun down the stretch.

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 10:39 PM
Walk to Pagnozzi. Not exactly a sharp outing for Ramon.

Fly out to Taveras.

And this one belongs to the Reds! 7-2! :O) Great game guys!

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 10:39 PM
No walking guys with a five run lead either, Ramon. *shakes head*

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 10:40 PM
Reds win!!! :jump:

redsmetz
09-29-2009, 10:51 PM
Reds win!!! :jump:

Dang it all! My wife and daughter went with friends. I had to stay home because my allergies got the best of me for the last two days. Sounds like I missed a good one. Nice job by Bailey and Bruce had a gem too.

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 10:56 PM
5-6 Tigers/Twins. Granderson horribly misplays a flyball and it goes over his head. Simply inexcusable...especially in that situation. Fun game. But the Tigers hold on for the W and the DH split.

_Sir_Charles_
09-29-2009, 10:59 PM
Dang it all! My wife and daughter went with friends. I had to stay home because my allergies got the best of me for the last two days. Sounds like I missed a good one. Nice job by Bailey and Bruce had a gem too.

I almost went too. But then I realized that I lived an entire country away...maybe next time. :beerme: Yep, you missed a doozy.

Spring~Fields
09-29-2009, 11:04 PM
Final Cincinnati 7, St. Louis 2

Scoring Summary
Bot 2nd
- J Bruce homered off J Pineiro 2 on

Bot 3rd: Cincinnati
- J. Votto homered to deep right

Top 5th: St. Louis
- A. Pujols hit sacrifice fly to deep center, J. LaRue scored, S. Schumaker to third

Bot 6th: Cincinnati
- S. Rolen singled to shallow center, B. Phillips scored
- J. Bruce homered to deep right center, S. Rolen scored

Top 9th: St. Louis
- D. Freese homered to deep center

St. Louis Batting
2B - M Holliday (15, J Burton).

HR - D Freese (1, 9th inning off R Ramirez 0 on, 1 Out).

SF - A Pujols.

RBI - A Pujols (133), D Freese (3).

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Holliday 2, R Ludwick 1, M DeRosa 2.

Team LOB - 9.

Base Running
SB - A Pujols (16, 2nd base off H Bailey/R Hernandez).

Fielding
DP - 1 (S Schumaker-J Lugo-A Pujols).

Cincinnati Batting
3B - B Phillips (5, J Pineiro).

HR - J Votto (24, 3rd inning off J Pineiro 0 on, 1 Out), J Bruce 2 (22, 2nd inning off J Pineiro 2 on, 0 Out, 6th inning off J Pineiro 1 on, 0 Out).

RBI - J Votto (81), S Rolen (21), J Bruce 5 (57).

GIDP - J Votto.

Team LOB - 3.

Pitching


IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
J. Pineiro 6.0 8 7 7 1 1 3 1.14 3.44 (L, 15-12)
T. Wellemeyer 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.75 5.76
M. Boggs 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.80 4.29

Cincinnati
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
H. Bailey 7.0 7 1 1 1 7 0 1.46 4.78 (W, 7-5)
J. Burton 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.41 4.61
R. Ramirez 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0.87 4.35


HPB - P Janish (by J Pineiro).

Pitches-strikes - M Boggs 11-8; T Wellemeyer 19-8; J Pineiro 88-55; H Bailey 108-72; J Burton 19-13; R Ramirez 20-10.

Ground balls-fly balls - M Boggs 2-1; T Wellemeyer 1-2; J Pineiro 13-6; H Bailey 10-9; J Burton 0-3; R Ramirez 1-3.

Batters faced - M Boggs 3; T Wellemeyer 4; J Pineiro 27; H Bailey 29; J Burton 4; R Ramirez 5.

Edited for Heather ;)

HeatherC1212
09-29-2009, 11:14 PM
You missed the 3 run HR that Jay hit in the second inning to get the Reds the lead but I think you may have just missed that when you copied the info. ;)

Spring~Fields
09-29-2009, 11:26 PM
You missed the 3 run HR that Jay hit in the second inning to get the Reds the lead but I think you may have just missed that when you copied the info. ;)

Thanks, I did miss that.

Nice game thread folks, fun and interesting, great job.

:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:

WVRedsFan
09-30-2009, 12:45 AM
196 posts! Great game thread. See, if Heather's around we all behave better :).

Great game for Homer, Jay, and Joey. The beat goes on.

HeatherC1212
09-30-2009, 11:20 AM
196 posts! Great game thread. See, if Heather's around we all behave better :).

Great game for Homer, Jay, and Joey. The beat goes on.

Hmm, I don't know if this is a good thing or not. ;) I don't want to be the babysitter of the game threads and what happens when I need to vent about something?! I still get to to do that, right?! LOL :laugh:

Since the guys have now beaten their win record from last year, is the quest now for 80 wins on the season? You gotta have a goal and that sounds like a fun one for the guys right now. :thumbup: :beerme: