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SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 05:03 PM
Rockies:

Fowler, 8
Barmes, 4
Spilborghs, 7
Tulo, 6
Olivo, 2
Mora, 5
Eldred, 3
Garner, 9
De La Rosa, 1


Reds:
Your OD lineup (probably)

Stubbs
O-Cab
Votto
Phillips
Rolen
Bruce
Gomes
Razor Ramon
BA


On MLB network and Chapman to pitch today!

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 05:04 PM
BA throwing strikes to start the game.

Gets Fowler to roll over on one and a nice play by Votto. 4-1 go. 1 down.


Barmes pops up to BP, 2 down.

membengal
03-22-2010, 05:08 PM
Gah, sorry, SirFelix, just saw your thread.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 05:08 PM
Spilborghs smokes the ole 'get ahead fastball' down into the RF corner and legs out a stand-up triple. Ball took a funny hop and Bruce couldn't hold him to a double.

BA starts TuLo w/ 2 sick curves to get ahead 0-2 and then throws another sick, sick hook and TuLo goes down swinging on 3 pitches. No worries about the triple.

Thru 0.5, 0-0.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 05:10 PM
No worries, memb. You can do the pbp if you want...you're much better at it then me :)

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 05:11 PM
Oh and I hope the Rockies keep their starters in for at least 6 innings today so we can see what Chapman does vs them. They are expected to smoke the NL West this year, so should be exciting to watch how he does!

membengal
03-22-2010, 05:11 PM
Let's make this the official thread then...

membengal
03-22-2010, 05:12 PM
The lefty Jorge De La Rosa pitches.

Stubbs homers.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 05:12 PM
Stubbs SMOKES a 1-0 fastball down and in over the LF fence. 1-0 good guys! He looked like a lefty up there on the down and in pitch :):jump:

membengal
03-22-2010, 05:12 PM
Tell you all what, Stubbs has responded big time in the last 10 days. Gracious.

1-0 Reds.

nate
03-22-2010, 05:12 PM
That was a blast.

membengal
03-22-2010, 05:13 PM
Cabrera pops out to 3b. Votto up.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 05:14 PM
Thom and Cowboy saying that w/ the exception of Deion Sanders, Stubbs is the fastest guy they have ever seen in a baseball uniform.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 05:15 PM
Votto looking good up there, even after falling behind looking at 2 pitches, 0-2. Fouls a couple off and gets the count to 3-2. but he K'd. 8 pitch AB though.

membengal
03-22-2010, 05:15 PM
Votto making De La Rosa work. Would love to have Bruce find a way to approach hitting off of lefties like Votto does.

membengal
03-22-2010, 05:16 PM
Votto Ks, but he saw 8 pitches in the at-bat.

flyer85
03-22-2010, 05:17 PM
I really like the idea of platooning Gomes/Dickerson to start the season. That way the Reds could get Carbrera(or Stubbs) out of the top of the order but we know that isn't going to happen. Heck I'd be shocked if he hits out of the 2 hole once in the entire year.

membengal
03-22-2010, 05:17 PM
Phillips pops out.

1-0 Reds after one.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 05:17 PM
BP does his best Willie Mays Haynes, sans pushups. End of 1, 1-0 Rojos.

membengal
03-22-2010, 05:21 PM
Pop out to start the 2nd. Arroyo in a nice rhythm.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 05:21 PM
BA falls behind Olivio 2-0, then on a couple of benders, gets him to pop up. F-6. 1 down.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 05:21 PM
You do the pbp, I'll add color.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 05:22 PM
Can 'o corn.

membengal
03-22-2010, 05:22 PM
Mora flies out to RF. Two down.

Chapman is going to look like he is throwing 200 mph when he follows Arroyo to the hill.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 05:23 PM
Ya know, for BA usually sucking during daylight hours (was his mother a vampire?!?), he's looking pretty filthy. Even moreso when you factor in that 'breaking ball' pitchers usually go to Arizona to die due to the dry air/elevation. Notsomuch says BA!

membengal
03-22-2010, 05:23 PM
And now a K.

Arroyo looking very sharp.

1-0 middle of 2, Reds lead.

Homer Bailey
03-22-2010, 05:25 PM
Wow did not know this was on MLB Network. Didn't set the DVR. Want to curse.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 05:26 PM
Wow did not know this was on MLB Network. Didn't set the DVR. Want to curse.

membengal and myself will try to fill in and it'll be like you watched it yourself :)

membengal
03-22-2010, 05:26 PM
Scott "Professional at-bat" Rolen singles back through the box to start the 2nd.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 05:27 PM
Man, it's a beautiful day here (and down in Goodyear). Makes ya wanna go out and play some ball...or at least catch a game!

membengal
03-22-2010, 05:27 PM
Bruce up, nice test here against the lefty. I think, without looking, that Bruce has had a slightly better spring against southpaws.

membengal
03-22-2010, 05:27 PM
Bruce flies to CF, one out. Runner still on first.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 05:27 PM
Sounded like Bruce may need a new piece of lumber there.

membengal
03-22-2010, 05:28 PM
Gomes is up.

FSN Ohio is apparently adding a pitchtrax to the broadcast this year. Joining the 21st century finally.

membengal
03-22-2010, 05:28 PM
Now if only we could get the HD thing worked out on a consistent basis...

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 05:28 PM
This "foxtrax" that they're showing on the screen is pretty sexy. Kinda like the Pitchfx on gameday. Nice.

membengal
03-22-2010, 05:29 PM
Also, the broadcasts will incorporate a super-duper-extra-slow-really-slow motion replay into the telecasts this year.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 05:29 PM
Now if only we could get the HD thing worked out on a consistent basis...

Seriously.


On an unrelated note, Gomes has never gotten cheated on a pitch, has he? We have a guy on our MSBL team that reminds me of him, but when he hits a ball, 'it stays hit'.

membengal
03-22-2010, 05:30 PM
Gomes pops out to RF. Two down. Although the high sky almost messes up the Colorado RFer.

Hernandez up.

membengal
03-22-2010, 05:30 PM
Good news for you in Cincy, Channel 12 will broadcast Opening Day along with FSN Ohio.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 05:31 PM
All games are in HD this year!!!



Finally!

membengal
03-22-2010, 05:31 PM
Holy moley, all 145 FSN Ohio games will be on HD this year. Big news.

This game, most assuredly, is NOT in HD.

klw
03-22-2010, 05:31 PM
Also, the broadcasts will incorporate a super-duper-extra-slow-really-slow motion replay into the telecasts this year.

Good to hear as maybe we will be able to see a Chapman fastball at last.

membengal
03-22-2010, 05:32 PM
Ramon Ks.

1-0 Reds after two.

kbrake
03-22-2010, 05:32 PM
Really wish my cable provider offered FSN in HD. Today's game looks like it was taped in 1971.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 05:33 PM
Wow, great day today. Gorgeous weather, pitch fx incorporated on Reds broadcasts, and all in HD. All that could make it better would be some enchiladas, but I'll have to settle on a chicken breast. C'est la vie.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 05:33 PM
Really wish my cable provider offered FSN in HD. Today's game looks like it was taped in 1971.

The key is to watch it on a older TV and it looks good :)

membengal
03-22-2010, 05:34 PM
Nothing sexier than having the screen chopped down on either side to accomodate a non-HD broadcast...

membengal
03-22-2010, 05:35 PM
Arroyo Ks another.

Superdude
03-22-2010, 05:36 PM
arroyo's looking SHARP!

membengal
03-22-2010, 05:36 PM
And another.

Arroyo is vicious nasty with his stuff right now.

membengal
03-22-2010, 05:38 PM
Fowler walks, two outs, one on. Fowler has plenty of speed to burn.

membengal
03-22-2010, 05:39 PM
Membengal fantasy draftee Clint Barmes homers. 2-1 Rockies lead.

Hoosier Red
03-22-2010, 05:39 PM
Good to hear as maybe we will be able to see a Chapman fastball at last.

Can you hear better in HD? :)

membengal
03-22-2010, 05:40 PM
Spillboroughs fliest out to short LF.

2-1 Rockies middle of 3.

membengal
03-22-2010, 05:42 PM
Bob C in the booth.

membengal
03-22-2010, 05:43 PM
We've reached the Reds pitchers batting portion of the spring. Arroyo up.

Arroyo flies out to CF.

Stubbs up.

steig
03-22-2010, 05:43 PM
You guys should just be happy to be able to watch today. I had to travel out of town for business and the hotel doesn't have MLB Tv

membengal
03-22-2010, 05:44 PM
Stubbs grounds out to 3b, very close play at first. Stubbs really can motor.

HeatherC1212
03-22-2010, 05:44 PM
I'm still stuck at work so I appreciate the PBP today. :)

membengal
03-22-2010, 05:45 PM
O-Cab grounds out.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 05:46 PM
Stubbs grounds out to 3b, very close play at first. Stubbs really can motor.

Yeah he can. Made a routine play at 1B a bang-bang.:thumbup:

membengal
03-22-2010, 05:47 PM
Thom B fishing for a "the losing stops now" quote from Castellini.

membengal
03-22-2010, 05:47 PM
Tulo doubles to start the 4th.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 05:48 PM
Bob C. "Well, if the Reds are winning, the fans will come to the games". Glad to hear him say that and not the opposite.

membengal
03-22-2010, 05:48 PM
Ground out to O-Cab.

One down, runner still on second.

membengal
03-22-2010, 05:50 PM
Arroyo has that good 73 mph yakker going today.

membengal
03-22-2010, 05:50 PM
Sweet, Tulo thrown out trying to steal 3b. Two down.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 05:50 PM
Nice throw by Razor to throw out a stealing Tulo @ 3B. Perfect throw!

membengal
03-22-2010, 05:51 PM
Fly ball to CF from Mora ends the inning.

2-1 Rockies middle of 4.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 05:51 PM
Bob C. on his initial reaction when the front office approached him about signing Chapman: "I was horrified (at the amount of money), but sometimes you have to be bold". :lol: He went on to say how thoroughly the scounts and company researched and studied and they really felt it was a good risk to take.

membengal
03-22-2010, 05:53 PM
Chapman warming up. Looks like he will come in for the 6th.

membengal
03-22-2010, 05:54 PM
Votto, Phillips, Rolen, and hopefully more up for Cincy in the 4th.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 05:54 PM
Didn't realize that this is the first FSO game w/ Chapman. They're showing him stretching and really pimping it (his outing today) and him pretty hard.

membengal
03-22-2010, 05:55 PM
Great at-bat from Votto, draws a walk to start the inning.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 05:55 PM
Votto does really well just throwing his bat , defensively, at the ball to foul it off when he has 2 strikes on him. I suppose all good hitters do this, but it just struck me watching him do that to draw a walk just now.

membengal
03-22-2010, 05:56 PM
Thom B and Brantley droning on about Android phones.

membengal
03-22-2010, 05:56 PM
Ick. Votto picked off first by the catcher Olivo.

HeatherC1212
03-22-2010, 05:57 PM
Joey may not be hitting much but he has been drawing quite a few walks. :thumbup:

ARGH, I jinxed him! :bang:

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 05:57 PM
Ugh. Olivio, not to be outdone by Razor Ramon, throws an absolute seed perfectly to pick Votto off @ 1B.

membengal
03-22-2010, 05:57 PM
Phillips still up, now one out.

membengal
03-22-2010, 05:57 PM
Phillips Ks. But fell to his knees swinging, so, that's macho, right?

Two down.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 05:58 PM
My theory is that they want Chapman to get on the mound, so they're trying to expedite things. :)

membengal
03-22-2010, 05:58 PM
Rolen flies out to RF.

2-1 Rockies after 4.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 05:58 PM
Dusty to be on the broadcast when they come back from pimping MLB2k10.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:01 PM
On the HR just now, Dusty, "Oohh-wee!'. :lol:

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:01 PM
My least favorite in-game feature, talking to the manager as the game is going on, is underway.

Homerun for some Rockie or another.

3-1 Rockies lead.

Brad Eldreth with the jack.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:02 PM
I know I harp on Dusty as much as some on here, but the dude enjoys the game. He's telling the ball to stay in play on a foul and was cheering on Joey to catch it, etc. :thumbup:

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:03 PM
Bronson starting to tire it seems. Gives up a BB.

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:03 PM
Arroyo walks the next hitter.

One on, none out.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:04 PM
Bunt w/ man on 1st and Dusty yelling at the field for someone to cover 3B!. I dig it!

Homer Bailey
03-22-2010, 06:04 PM
Stalllllll until my roommate gets home to record PLEASE!

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:04 PM
De La Rosa bunts the runner over, Dusty shouting instructions that someone needed to cover third.

One out, runner on second.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:08 PM
Yup, BA is tiring. His breaking ball isn't nearly as sharp and walks another batter.

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:09 PM
Arroyo walks Fowler, and Dusty asks Brian Price to go out and talk to Arroyo.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:09 PM
1st and 2nd, 1 out. Price instructed to head out to the mound by Dusty.

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:10 PM
They have decided to finally leave Dusty alone to manage the game.

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:11 PM
Next hitter grounds into a force play, runners at 1st and 3rd, two outs.

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:12 PM
Arroyo up 0-2 on Spillboroughs.

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:13 PM
Fly out to RF ends the inning. Nice recovery from Arroyo.

3-1 Rockies middle of 5.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:14 PM
Good job by BA to finish out the inning and not force Dusty to bring in someone just to finish the inning, so that Chapman comes in at the beginning of an inning.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:15 PM
Nice piece about Eric the Red, the teacher & coach/instructor. My fav. Red of all time. :thumbup:

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:16 PM
Bruce, Gomes, Ramon and a pinch-hitter for Arroyo if it gets that far.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:16 PM
BA's final line: 5IP 4H, 3ER, 3BB (2 in the last inning when tiring), 4K, 2HR allowed.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:16 PM
Bruce, Gomes, Ramon and a pinch-hitter for Arroyo if it gets that far.
when it gets that far you mean!

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:16 PM
Bruce flies out to LF to start the 5th.

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:18 PM
Gomes Ks. De La Rosa dealing.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:18 PM
Reds seem to be very much in a hurry to get Chapman to the mound. Gomes whiffs on 3 straight pitches and was nowhere near the curve for the K.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:18 PM
Razor, trying to give him a little more time to warm up, doubles into RCF.

Razor = team player!

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:18 PM
Ramon doubles to deep right center.

Two outs, one on.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:19 PM
Razor lifted for a PR'er.

Frazier up to bat and ooh's and ahhh's welcome him to the plate from my house (ie. me).

And he promptly goes down on 3 pitches. De La Rosa making the Reds not look great. 2 hits thru 5.

But, wait for it....Stop!


It's Chapman-time!

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:19 PM
Todd Frazier pinch-hitting for Arroyo. Big spot, relatively, for the kid, here.

paintmered
03-22-2010, 06:19 PM
There's an update to the game thread policy. http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=68160

Please check it out. :)

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:20 PM
Yuck, Ks on three pitches.

Chapman on to start the 6th.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:22 PM
Castillo catching him. 24 scouts behind the plate watching and Peter Gammons as well.

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:22 PM
Chapman indeed in. Wilkin Castillo in to catch. 24 scouts on hand, along with Peter Gammons.

I will do a literal pitch by pitch if people would like.

reds44
03-22-2010, 06:23 PM
I got home at the perfect time!

Here we go.

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:24 PM
First batter to face Chapman is Tulo, unless Tulo has been lifted.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:24 PM
Go ahead...I'll add flavor.

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:24 PM
Tulo is indeed up.

First pitch a fastball strike.

Now a 97 mph fastball fouled off. 0-2 count.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:24 PM
93mph first pitch. 97 2nd. Both strikes, first looking, 2nd foul.

nate
03-22-2010, 06:24 PM
Unfair.

reds44
03-22-2010, 06:25 PM
ehehehehehehehe. HAVE FUN.

Strike out on 3 pitches.

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:25 PM
Yikes.

K on a 79 mph change up.

Gracious.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:25 PM
OMG.

That was disgusting.

79 mph changeup swing and miss. ZERO chance.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:25 PM
ehehehehehehehe. HAVE FUN.


Sums it up well me thinks.

reds44
03-22-2010, 06:25 PM
Just blew a 96 MPH heater right by Olivo. He was about 4 days late on that.

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:25 PM
Absolutely filthy if he can do that regularly.

96 mph fastball swung and missed by Olivo.

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:26 PM
Next pitch a change up high.

1-1 count.

Now a ball popped up to SS. Two outs.

reds44
03-22-2010, 06:26 PM
I literally laughed out loud on his strikeout pitch to Tulo.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:26 PM
F-I-L-T-H-Y

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:26 PM
The pop up came on an 86 mph breaking ball in on his hands.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:26 PM
I literally laughed out loud on his strikeout pitch to Tulo.

I guffaw'd.

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:27 PM
Melvin Mora up.

First pitch outside, a ball on a 96 mph fastball.

reds44
03-22-2010, 06:27 PM
That was a rough inning.

8 pitches, 3 outs, and a strikeout.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:27 PM
8 pitches, 3 outs. Easy game.

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:27 PM
Mora grounds out to 3b.

Wowsers.

8 pitches.

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:27 PM
3-1 middle of six, Rockies lead.

That was absolutely ridiculously good stuff from Chapman to start the inning on Tulo. Just crazy good.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:28 PM
The ground ball was a soft, 2 hopper to 3B (looked like Francisco in at 3B). Easy, easy inning against 3 legit ML'ers.

reds44
03-22-2010, 06:28 PM
The ground ball was a soft, 2 hopper to 3B (looked like Francisco in at 3B). Easy, easy inning against 3 legit ML'ers.
Francisco is pretty much Edwin's twin in the field.

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:28 PM
Of those 8 pitches, six were for strikes.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:28 PM
3-1 middle of six, Rockies lead.

That was absolutely ridiculously good stuff from Chapman to start the inning on Tulo. Just crazy good.

Yeah, you have to think that'll be on a highlight film tonight on MLB network. Or youtube at least.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:29 PM
Francisco is pretty much Edwin's twin in the field.

Well, he can't field. EdE could, but couldn't throw.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:29 PM
Dickerson up vs a lefty now too.

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:29 PM
The two balls that were hit by Rockies batters were NOT squared up. Weak contact.

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:30 PM
Dickerson in for Stubbs, looks like De La Rosa still in, so lefty against lefty.

TheNext44
03-22-2010, 06:30 PM
NM

reds44
03-22-2010, 06:30 PM
Of those 8 pitches, six were for strikes.
It just looked so easy.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:30 PM
3-1 on Dickerson. Laying off the outside slider too!

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:31 PM
Dickerson gets count to 3-1, then grounds out to 2b.

One down.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:31 PM
Showing the TuLo AB again. Just not fair. Cowboy and Thom drooling.

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:31 PM
De La Rosa reaches his pitch count, leaves the game.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:32 PM
De La Rosa coming out now. Geico time.

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:32 PM
Showing the TuLo AB again. Just not fair. Cowboy and Thom drooling.

I cannot stress enough how filthy that whole sequence was to Tulowitzki. He had NO chance. None. And it impacted the batters who came after him, who tried to get on Chapman early, leading to the easy inning.

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:34 PM
Matt Daley in for Colorado.

Homer Bailey
03-22-2010, 06:34 PM
Does anyone know if the game will be reairing tonight on MLB network? It seems like something they would do.

Edit: Just looked it up for myself. Nope. Ugh.

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:34 PM
Drew Sutton up, grounds hard to 1b, and is out.

Two down.

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:35 PM
Does anyone know if the game will be reairing tonight on MLB network? It seems like something they would do.


I just checked the DirecTV guide for the next 24 hours and it appears the answer is no.

Gomes flies out to CF. Inning over.

3-1 Rockies after six.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:35 PM
Does anyone know if the game will be reairing tonight on MLB network? It seems like something they would do.

Doesn't look like it, but they'll show highlights on MLB tonight for sure.


Interviewing Razor right now and he's raving about him, esp. how well he throws strikes.:thumbup:

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:36 PM
Chapman back to the mound for the 7th. We're in commercials now. It is, eternally, Chevy truck month...

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:37 PM
Juuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuust a bit outside. lol

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:38 PM
Fastball to the screen to start the leadoff hitter in the 7th. Then single to left field from Eldred.

One on, none out.

reds44
03-22-2010, 06:39 PM
Apparently the scouting report for the Rockies is don't get behind on Chapman. They are hacking early.

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:39 PM
First pitch grounded to SS, nice play from Sutton to get the force at 2b. One on, one out.

klw
03-22-2010, 06:39 PM
Juuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuust a bit outside. lol

Hit the Bull.

redhawkfish
03-22-2010, 06:39 PM
i really enjoy Brantley when he is talking about pitching!

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:39 PM
Stolen base on Chapman. No throw.

One out, runner on second.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:39 PM
Runner goes on 1st movement and got a 86 mph pitch and no throw.

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:40 PM
2-0 count on the batter.

Now 2-1 with a 90 mph slider or fastball taken.

Change is outside. 3-1 count.

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:41 PM
Slider taken for strike two.

Counts full.

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:42 PM
Slider on the full count pitch low, batter walks.

First and second, one out.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:42 PM
Bah, 2 inches and it's a DP.

TRF
03-22-2010, 06:43 PM
hmm. a little adversity.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:43 PM
Sutton given an Error on the play.

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:43 PM
Basehit to CF scores the run, runners on first and third, one out.

Colorado swinging early and often again.

A scouting report may be devloping already.

4-1 game.

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:43 PM
Sutton given an Error on the play.

He was?

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:44 PM
Castillo crossed up on the pitch and has a nasty slider, but he handles it for strike 1, but comes out to the mound.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:44 PM
He was?

Yup.

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:44 PM
1-1 count on the next batter. He's throwing a lot of sliders this inning.

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:44 PM
Batter flails at the next pitch, 1-2.

TRF
03-22-2010, 06:45 PM
It will be interesting to see if Chapman can make an in game adjustment.

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:45 PM
Slider fouled off. He's throwing a majority of sliders this inning.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:45 PM
FC error on Sutton.

reds44
03-22-2010, 06:46 PM
Young was tied in knots.

If Chapman can retire the next hitter, I believe his run will be unearned.

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:46 PM
Fastball missed low.

Thom B now confirming that was an error on Sutton, and should have been an inning ending DP.

Eric Young Jr. chases a change up out of the zone, Ks.

Captain Hook
03-22-2010, 06:46 PM
Castillo crossed up on the pitch and has a nasty slider, but he handles it for strike 1, but comes out to the mound.

Castillo and Chapman really hasn't been on the same page at all.

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:46 PM
Runners are on 2nd and 3rd, two outs, some Rockie I have never heard of up. Fastball low.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:47 PM
Chapman doesn't seem as comfortable w/ Castillo back there, but he's battling, so that's good to see, imo.

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:47 PM
Chapman really not cutting loose with the fastball right now. Interesting to watch. He's throwing sliders and changes to nice effect.

Change-up out of the zone, 2-1 count.

reds44
03-22-2010, 06:48 PM
He's struggling to find his release point right now. The majority of his pitches have been high and wide.

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:48 PM
Change grounded foul off of third.

2-2 count.

TRF
03-22-2010, 06:48 PM
Chapman really not cutting loose with the fastball right now. Interesting to watch. He's throwing sliders and changes to nice effect.

Change-up out of the zone, 2-1 count.

Game plan? Maybe that's under orders from the pitching coach?

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:48 PM
20 pitches thus far.

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:48 PM
Fastball away, count is full.

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:49 PM
Another full count walk on a slider.

Bases loaded.

Price to the mound.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:49 PM
Yeah, he's definitely struggling w/ his command. Either inside or high and outside.

Price out to the mound.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:49 PM
I wonder if he's telling him to trust his stuff and to throw. He's trying to be perfect, it seems, esp. since they seem to be swinging at this 1st pitch FB.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:50 PM
Good location on first pitch. fastball low, down the middle, but shin high, fouled off.

membengal
03-22-2010, 06:50 PM
Have to step away, can someone pick up the pbp?

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:50 PM
Exact same pitch and location, but no swing, 1-1.

reds44
03-22-2010, 06:50 PM
1-2

finish him off

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:51 PM
Got it.

91 mph fastball low and in, fouled off.


91-97-91 last 3 pitches all fastball.s

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:51 PM
96 mph fastball fisted off foul. 1-2 still. Bases loaded, 2 outs.

Captain Hook
03-22-2010, 06:51 PM
Game plan? Maybe that's under orders from the pitching coach?

Maybe. It seems like he is shaking his catcher off an bunch.I'd say at least 3 or 4 times.I think Castillo would be in on any game plan that would call for less heat.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:52 PM
An off-speed pitch (either curve that didn't or change) stayed way up and outside, 80 mph. 2-2.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:52 PM
He grooves one and hit into the gap in LCF. Clears the bases for a double. Bah. I think this is good experience though. See how the kid recovers now.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:54 PM
This might be his last batter if he can't get him out. Don't want him throwing 40+ pitches in an inning.

Wild pitch (bounced it up) off Castillo chest protector, runner goes and the throw is dropped by Francisco. Safe.


Another fastball low and inside and Dusty and the trainer is out. Looks ok though...

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:54 PM
Uh oh...trainer is out.

TheNext44
03-22-2010, 06:55 PM
I'm actually glad he got lit up, as long as he's not injured.

This makes it much easier to send him to the minors, and if he's as mature as everyone says he is, he should learn a lot more from this outing than if he had a good one.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:55 PM
Seems ok, but Dusty is making a change.

Yeah, he seems fine. 39 pitches that inning though.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:56 PM
I'm actually glad he got lit up, as long as he's not injured.

This makes it much easier to send him to the minors, and if he's as mature as everyone says he is, he should learn a lot more from this outing than if he had a good one.

Could not agree more.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 06:59 PM
Ok, new pitcher, 2-1 count. First pitch, Baez gets him to pop out to 3rd. 1 pitch, inning over.

7-1 bad guys.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 07:00 PM
Showing the video room @ Goodyear now instead of commercials. They have cameras in all the cages and all over the field. They can record the batting session or stream them back to Cincy, and review them in both locations. Nice.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 07:02 PM
Impressive video setup they have, wow.


Miles up for the Reds. fouls the first pitch off, then takes a pitch, 1-1. Swing and misses on a changeup, 1-2. Corpus (?) is the pitcher #60, if that tells you anything. 2-2 now on Miles...weak grounder, 6-3 ground out. 1-16 now he is (I think).

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 07:03 PM
Mike Leake interview live w/ Jeff Pecoro now.

Francisco up...swings at the first two pitches, 0-2. 3rd pitch, singles to RF into the hole.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 07:04 PM
Leake says he didn't expect much coming into camp (as far as making the team), but trying to do all he can to make the choice difficult for them (the coaches). "I can only control where I put the ball".

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 07:07 PM
Nix up, but ground out weakly to 2B and Francisco advances to 2B. 2 outs.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 07:09 PM
Vlad the impaler up and tries to drive a stake thru the ball, but instead, swings over an off-speed pitch. Then bites on a low and outside slider, then on the 3rd pitch, watches it coast over the black on the outside corner. That's that. Thru 7, 7-1 NOT Reds.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 07:11 PM
Baez still in for the Reds. Who is this guy?

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 07:12 PM
Smoked off the top of the wall in LCF. Missed a HR by about 1-2'. Triple. Guess I don't really need to know who this cat is.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 07:13 PM
29 yrs old from Puerto Rico. Last pitched in AAA Iowa. Looks like he'll be headed out soon.

Oh my...I didn't see it, but I sure heard it. I turned my head away from the TV and My Lord did Eldred CRUSH that thing. I don't think it's landed yet.

9-1 bad guys.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 07:15 PM
Not sure if anyone is still following, but Chapman is fine, apparently. He's sitting in the dugout, watching the whoopin' the Rockies are puttin' on.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 07:16 PM
And now Baez gives up a hard double into the RCF gap. Triple, HR, Double.


And no one is warming up. Cowboy says, "Baez might need to come up w/ another pitch today" :lol:

And now, a hard shot up off the wall down the line in RF. Another double. The ball was hit so hard that the runner didn't go, so he only advanced to 3rd. 2nd and 3rd, 1 out.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 07:17 PM
Swinging bunt that goes about 4 feet and Castillo jumps out and throws out the Rockie easily. 2 down.

SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 07:18 PM
Easy 6-3 GO to finish it off, mercifully, in the 8th. Thru 7.5, it's a whole lotta them and since Stubbs HR to lead off the Reds half of the first inning, nuthin' for the Reds.

Homer Bailey
03-22-2010, 07:25 PM
johnfayman Chapman stiff back. Had it all week. First inning ok. Got worse. Never had back problem before. #reds
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SirFelixCat
03-22-2010, 07:28 PM
Sorry, bed just got delivered.

Yup, stiff back for Chapman. No big concern though.

Spring~Fields
03-22-2010, 08:08 PM
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E

COLORADO 0 0 2 0 1 0 4 2 0 9 10 1
CINCINNATI 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1

COLORADO AB R H BI CINCINNATI AB R H BI
D Fowler cf 2 2 0 0 D Stubbs cf 2 1 1 1
M Corpas p 0 0 0 0 C Dickerson cf 2 0 0 0
W Schaeffer ph-2b 1 0 1 0 O Cabrera ss 2 0 0 0
C Barmes 2b 3 1 1 2 D Sutton ss 2 0 1 0
E Young ph-2b-cf 2 0 0 0 J Votto 1b 1 0 0 0
R Spilborghs lf 3 0 1 0 M Cairo 1b 2 0 0 0
A Escobar ph-lf 1 1 0 0 B Phillips 2b 2 0 0 0
T Tulowitzki ss 3 0 1 0 A Miles 2b 1 0 0 0
J Pacheco ph-c 2 0 1 3 S Rolen 3b 2 0 1 0
M Olivo c 3 0 0 0 J Francisco 3b 2 0 1 0
C Nelson ph-ss 2 0 0 0 J Bruce rf 2 0 0 0
M Mora 3b 3 0 0 0 L Nix rf 1 0 0 0
M Daley p 0 0 0 0 J Gomes lf 2 0 0 0
C Frey cf-rf 1 1 1 0 W Balentien lf 1 0 0 0
B Eldred 1b 4 2 3 3 R Hernandez c 2 0 1 0
C Garner rf 3 1 0 0 W Castillo pr-c 1 0 0 0
M Belisle p 0 0 0 0 B Arroyo p 1 0 0 0
M Miller ph 1 0 0 0 T Frazier ph 1 0 0 0
J Rincon p 0 0 0 0 A Chapman p 0 0 0 0
J De La Rosa p 1 0 0 0 F Baez p 0 0 0 0
J Herrera 3b 1 1 1 0 P Janish ph 1 0 0 0
R Geronimo p 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 36 9 10 8 TOTALS 30 1 5 1

Reds Batting
2B: Hernandez, Ra (3, De La Rosa, J).
HR: Stubbs (3, 1st inning off De La Rosa, J, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Stubbs 4; Sutton; Rolen; Francisco, J; Hernandez, Ra 2.
RBI: Stubbs (6).


Reds Baserunning
PO: Votto (1st base by Olivo).

Reds Fielding
E: Sutton (1, fielding).


IP H R ER BB SO HR
COLORADO
J De La Rosa (W,2-1) 5 1-3 3 1 1 1 5 1
M Daley 2-3 0 0 0 0 0 0
M Corpas 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
M Belisle 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
J Rincon 1 1 0 0 1 0 0

CINCINNATI
B Arroyo (L,1-2) 5 4 3 3 3 4 2
A Chapman 1 2-3 2 4 0 2 2 0
F Baez 1 1-3 4 2 2 0 0 1
R Geronimo 1 0 0 0 2 0 0


Reds/Rockies
Groundouts-flyouts:
De La Rosa, J 3-7, Daley, M 1-1, Corpas 2-0, Belisle 1-1,
Rincon 1-0, Arroyo 4-6, Chapman 2-1, Baez, Fe 2-2, Geronimo 2-1.

Batters faced:
De La Rosa, J 19, Daley, M 2, Corpas 4, Belisle 3, Rincon 4,
Arroyo 21, Chapman 10, Baez, Fe 8, Geronimo 5.

Ron Madden
03-23-2010, 05:03 AM
Nice Game Thread. Thanks everybody. :beerme: