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_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 11:58 AM
Stubbs cf
Cabrera ss
Votto 1b
Phillips 2b
Bruce rf
Francisco 3b
Dickerson lf
Hanigan c
Harang p
vs. Chi RH Zambrano


Good news / bad news


Francisco gets his first start

Dickerson starting - it's his 29th birthday


odds are good Lincoln will be used...it's his birthday too (35)

Tommyjohn25
04-10-2010, 12:49 PM
I predict that Jay Bruce, getting frustrated with getting robbed of hits 1-3 times a game, hits it where they can't take it away. Twice.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 12:50 PM
I just checked, and I'm in seventh heaven...game is televised on WGN again. I can't remember the last time I've watched so much Reds baseball early in the season. Opening day televised on ESPN, the first two of the Cubs on WGN, and also the Monday (or tuesday...I forget) game on MLB network versus the fish. For a displaced redlegs fan...bliss. :O)

Tom Servo
04-10-2010, 01:26 PM
I'd love a win today to put us over .500 :)

Edd Roush
04-10-2010, 01:33 PM
I'd love a win today to put us over .500 :)

Victories against the Cubs are the best. It would make me very happy to go to Mike Leake's major league debut with a sweep of the Cubs on the line.

steig
04-10-2010, 01:51 PM
Good to see Francisco getting a start

Edd Roush
04-10-2010, 02:03 PM
Good to see Francisco getting a start

Agreed, let's hope that he plays some servicable D at third and gets a hit or two.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 02:10 PM
Theriot strikes out swinging. 1 out.

RedsManRick
04-10-2010, 02:11 PM
Nice slider to get Theriot. First 2 fastballs came in at 89 and 91. I hope he's just warming up. Looks like he's only throwing at 80% or so. But he's working quickly and throwing strikes, so it's hard to complain.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 02:13 PM
Fukodome grounds out to Harang. 2 outs.

RedsManRick
04-10-2010, 02:14 PM
Harang throwing a lot of off-speed stuff here in the 1st. Keeping guys off balance well.

Lee reaches for a slider and K's. K, GB to P, K. I'll take it!

Tom Servo
04-10-2010, 02:15 PM
Nice inning from Harang.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 02:15 PM
Another nice pitch. Lee strikes out swinging. 0-0 mid 1st.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 02:18 PM
Stubbs strikes out swinging. 1 out.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 02:19 PM
Cabrera with a broken bat single to right.

RedsManRick
04-10-2010, 02:19 PM
Soft broken bat single to RF for Cabrera.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 02:19 PM
Stubbs k's swinging and Cabrera with a broken bat single to right.

I have a feeling that Harang will have a VERY good game today. He looked fantastic in the first inning. Slider looked VERY good.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 02:21 PM
Votto grounds out to 2nd. Runner goes to 2nd.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 02:21 PM
Votto grounder to first. Cabrera to second.

RedsManRick
04-10-2010, 02:21 PM
Grounder to the 2B hole, Theriot to Zambrano at 1st for the out. 2 out.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 02:22 PM
Phillips grounds out to 2nd. 0-0 after 1.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 02:22 PM
If Brandon had been Rosales'ing it down the line, he would've been safe. 0-0 after 1.

guttle11
04-10-2010, 02:23 PM
Phillips can't buy a hit right now. 5 feet either way and it's 1-0.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 02:25 PM
I don't think I've seen Hanigan's glove move yet. Nice control from Aaron thus far.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 02:25 PM
LOL. I just HAD to type that didn't I? Bounces one. :O)

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 02:26 PM
Ramirez lines out to Bruce.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 02:26 PM
Ramirez lines out hard to Bruce. Made VERY good contact on that one.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 02:26 PM
Grounder to OCab. 2 down.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 02:26 PM
Byrd grounds out to short on the first pitch. 2 outs.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 02:27 PM
Nice pitch!

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 02:28 PM
Soriano flies out to right. 0-0 mid 2nd.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 02:28 PM
Soriano pops out to Bruce.

Sharp. Aaron looking VERY sharp

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 02:29 PM
Harang looks really good so far. 27 pitches (20 strikes, 7 balls)

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 02:31 PM
27 pitches for Harang...20 of them strikes.

Bruce lines out to second

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 02:31 PM
Bruce lines out to 2nd. 1 out.

guttle11
04-10-2010, 02:32 PM
Bruce is making some tough outs. Keep hitting it in the middle of the bat and good things will happen.

Tommyjohn25
04-10-2010, 02:32 PM
I'm not sure I've ever seen a hitter get screwed more in one week than I have this week. Poor Bruce.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 02:32 PM
Francisco strikes out swinging.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 02:33 PM
Dickerson lines a double over Soriano.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 02:33 PM
Dickerson with a sharp liner over soriano's head. 2 bagger.

guttle11
04-10-2010, 02:34 PM
Since he's not on my team, Soriano is fun to watch out in left field.

RedsManRick
04-10-2010, 02:34 PM
Good to see Dusty making good use of Dickerson's OBP by batting him in front of 2 players who aren't likely to drive him in...

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 02:34 PM
Hanigan lines a single to left. 1-0 Reds!

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 02:34 PM
Hanny! Single past third. There's your RBI Dusty. :O)

RedsManRick
04-10-2010, 02:34 PM
And I'll happily eat crow as Hanigan singles Dickerson home. 1-0 Reds!

guttle11
04-10-2010, 02:34 PM
Hanigan singles in Dickerson. 1-0 Red team.

kbrake
04-10-2010, 02:35 PM
Nice job by Hanigan. Zambrano giving him something to hit with Harang on deck. Sounds about right.

Mario-Rijo
04-10-2010, 02:35 PM
Good to see Dusty making good use of Dickerson's OBP by batting him in front of 2 players who aren't likely to drive him in...

Oooh BUrn! :p:

hebroncougar
04-10-2010, 02:35 PM
Thank you Carlos for not pitching around the 8 hitter with a runner in scoring position.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 02:35 PM
Harang grounds out to 3rd. 1-0 Reds after 2.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 02:35 PM
Short hopper to third by Aaron to end the inning. But the bottom of the order comes thru. 1-0 Redlegs.

VR
04-10-2010, 02:36 PM
Give Zambrano's machismo credit for that run.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 02:38 PM
Harang's velocity is quite a bit less than Opening Day...but his control is like night and day.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 02:39 PM
Fontenot grounds out to Harang. 1 out.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 02:39 PM
Grounder back to the pitcher. 1 down.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 02:40 PM
K #3 Soto sits down.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 02:40 PM
Soto strikes out looking. 3 Ks. 2 outs.

membengal
04-10-2010, 02:41 PM
Harang is borderline filthy with his stuff early today.

TheNext44
04-10-2010, 02:41 PM
Something about facing Zambrano brings out the best in Harang. :)

Spring~Fields
04-10-2010, 02:41 PM
Good to see Dusty making good use of Dickerson's OBP by batting him in front of 2 players who aren't likely to drive him in...

Doesn't back to back OBP guys, (Dickerson/Hanigan) and a run scored here, in this case actually support the points that you have made ?

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 02:41 PM
KKKK

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 02:41 PM
Zambrano strkes out swinging. 4 Ks. 1-0 Reds mid 3rd.

Tom Servo
04-10-2010, 02:42 PM
So how about the Reds add some runs and make this game even easier for Harang?

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 02:42 PM
35 pitches for Harang (27 strikes, 8 balls)

Mario-Rijo
04-10-2010, 02:42 PM
Harang's velocity is quite a bit less than Opening Day...but his control is like night and day.

Couple of 92 MPH fastballs to big Z right on the outside black and then a filthy inside breaking pitch. Tales of his demise have been greatly exaggerated.

Redsfan320
04-10-2010, 02:43 PM
Wow. Harang having a nice day. I'm pleasantly surprised. :thumbup: :harang:

320

Tom Servo
04-10-2010, 02:44 PM
Stubbs is quickly becoming one of my favorites.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 02:44 PM
Infield hit for Stubbs

membengal
04-10-2010, 02:44 PM
Love speed. Love it. Loooovvvveee it.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 02:44 PM
Stubbs just flies down the line.

Mario-Rijo
04-10-2010, 02:45 PM
Boy Drew is the fastest white boy I think I have ever seen.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 02:46 PM
Cabrera strikes out looking. 3 Ks for Zambrano.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 02:47 PM
Couple of 92 MPH fastballs to big Z right on the outside black and then a filthy inside breaking pitch. Tales of his demise have been greatly exaggerated.

True, but he was sitting right around 89-91 up to now today. Opening day, pretty regularly at 94. I don't care one way or the other...as long as the control is there.

TheNext44
04-10-2010, 02:47 PM
That would have been a tough play on anyone running down the line, but it wasn't even close with Stubbs running. He was out of the picture by the time the ball got to first. Wow.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 02:48 PM
Any word on how Joey's feeling today?

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 02:49 PM
Wild throw to first...stubbs to second.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 02:49 PM
Zambrano throws the ball wild to first on a pickoff try. Stubbs goes to 2nd.

Tom Servo
04-10-2010, 02:49 PM
That's what you get for throwing over so much.

membengal
04-10-2010, 02:50 PM
havoc! the good kind!

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 02:50 PM
Votto grounds out to short. Stubbs goes to 3rd. 2 outs.

11larkin11
04-10-2010, 02:50 PM
Little things. Joey's moved the runner over in both ABs so far

Tom Servo
04-10-2010, 02:51 PM
BP! :jump:

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 02:51 PM
Phillips homers to center!!! 3-0 Reds

TheNext44
04-10-2010, 02:51 PM
Little things. Joey's moved the runner over in both ABs so far

That's important. 8 ways to score from 3rd with two outs that you can't from 2nd.

membengal
04-10-2010, 02:51 PM
boom goes the dynamite.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 02:51 PM
:jump: PHILLIPS!!! 3-0 good guys

11larkin11
04-10-2010, 02:52 PM
B-Phil!!!

TheNext44
04-10-2010, 02:52 PM
That's important. 8 ways to score from 3rd with two outs that you can't from 2nd.

Nevermind. :)

11larkin11
04-10-2010, 02:52 PM
That's important. 8 ways to score from 3rd with two outs that you can't from 2nd.

Not when you follow that with a rally killer :)

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 02:52 PM
Bruce flies out to center. 3-0 Reds after 3.

guttle11
04-10-2010, 02:52 PM
It was only a matter of time. Bruce's turn is next.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 02:53 PM
Hang on a sec. Run support? For Harang? Am I still asleep and dreaming?

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 02:55 PM
Theriot lines a single to left.

guttle11
04-10-2010, 02:55 PM
So much for the perfect game.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 02:56 PM
Ball in the dirt and Theriot goes to 2nd.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 02:56 PM
Now an argument about whether Theriot was interfered with as the throw went in to center and he could not advance to 3rd.

guttle11
04-10-2010, 02:57 PM
Lou is trying like crazy to get ejected. C.B. not having it.

11larkin11
04-10-2010, 02:58 PM
Yeah, that was interference. Good thing the worst umpire in baseball was the 2nd base umpire. Thank you, C.B. Bucknor.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 02:58 PM
I hate to agree with cubs at any time, but that should've been obstruction.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 02:58 PM
Fukodome homers to right. 3-2 Reds.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 02:59 PM
3-2 Reds after Fukodome HR

guttle11
04-10-2010, 02:59 PM
That was a meatball. Bad Aaron. Bring good Aaron back.

11larkin11
04-10-2010, 02:59 PM
Stupid F@#$udome

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 02:59 PM
Lee flies out to right. 1 out.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 03:00 PM
Ramirez grounds out to Harang. 2 outs.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 03:01 PM
Byrd flies out to right. 3-2 Reds mid 4th.

membengal
04-10-2010, 03:01 PM
Good recovery, nice job to Lou in working hard to break up Harang's rhythm.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 03:02 PM
2 missed spots to Theriot & Fukodome, and Aaron gets right back into a groove. Sits down the next 3 in order.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 03:02 PM
46 pitches (34 strikes, 12 balls) for Harang.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 03:04 PM
Francisco strikes out swinging but reaches first on a wild pitch on strike 3.

11larkin11
04-10-2010, 03:04 PM
Francisco really never sees a pitch he doesn't like, does he?

Tom Servo
04-10-2010, 03:04 PM
More runs, please.

guttle11
04-10-2010, 03:07 PM
Looks like the book on Francisco was factual. Dude loves to swing the bat. Really hope he goes down tomorrow, needs to play everyday.

nate
04-10-2010, 03:08 PM
Chat is open!

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 03:09 PM
Dickerson with a liner to right for a single. Juan stops at second.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 03:09 PM
Dickerson lines a single to right. 1st and 2nd.

Tom Servo
04-10-2010, 03:09 PM
WGN announcers saying Zambrano has gone 7+ innings in his starts against the Reds since late 07. That can't possibly be true? We've knocked him good a few times.

membengal
04-10-2010, 03:09 PM
Nice game from Dickerson.

I really like the line-up Dusty put together for this one.

11larkin11
04-10-2010, 03:10 PM
Big Z loves pickoff moves. A lot more than I remember previously.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 03:10 PM
Hanigan flies out to center. 1 out.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 03:11 PM
Perfect bunt by Harang. 2nd and 3rd with 2 outs.

Tom Servo
04-10-2010, 03:11 PM
Alright Stubby. Basehit here please.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 03:11 PM
Cubs announcers: "as we said, Harang is not a good hitter" And with that, Aaron puts down a textbook sac bunt. Nicely done Aaron.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 03:14 PM
Drat. Stubbs K's on a nice pitch by Z. 3-2 Reds

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 03:14 PM
Stubbs strikes out swinging. 5 Ks for Zambrano. 3-2 Reds after 4.

Hoosier Red
04-10-2010, 03:15 PM
Cubs announcers: "as we said, Harang is not a good hitter" And with that, Aaron puts down a textbook sac bunt. Nicely done Aaron.

Maybe I'm crazy, but it seems like Harang has become a much more competent hitter over the past few years.
He's no Micah Owings but he's not awful either.

11larkin11
04-10-2010, 03:17 PM
WGN announcers saying Zambrano has gone 7+ innings in his starts against the Reds since late 07. That can't possibly be true? We've knocked him good a few times.

Nope. Only 2 starts in 09, 4 in 08

June 9 09-6.2
September 18 07-5.1

Unless they count "late 07" as his very last start of the season. But that 6.2 is still in there.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 03:18 PM
Soriano homers to left center. Tie game 3-3.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 03:18 PM
Crud. Tie ball game. When Harang misses...it's a meatball like someone said earlier.

guttle11
04-10-2010, 03:18 PM
Harang is leaving some meatballs early this year. Does not bode well for June/July/August.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 03:19 PM
Fontenot flies out to right. 1 out.

hebroncougar
04-10-2010, 03:20 PM
Lack of pitching inside......

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 03:21 PM
Soto strikes out looking. 5 Ks. 2 outs.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 03:22 PM
Soto sits down yet again. 2 down. K #5

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 03:22 PM
Zambrano strikes out swinging. 6 Ks. 3-3 mid 5th.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 03:23 PM
Harang is leaving some meatballs early this year. Does not bode well for June/July/August.

Harang has only missed his spot about 4-5 times all game. Unfortunately, the Cubs have hit those mistakes. That doesn't happen usually. Overall, he's pitching VERY well.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 03:23 PM
63 pitches (46 strikes, 17 balls) for Harang.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 03:26 PM
Cabrera grounds out to 2nd on a good play by Fontenot.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 03:26 PM
What was THAT? Cabrera showed bunt, pulled it back, then put it out again. Strange.

Fontenot with his Phillips impersonation.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 03:27 PM
Let's go Joey! Opposite field shot.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 03:28 PM
Ouch. Votto fouls one off his left knee.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 03:28 PM
Draws the free pass. Nice eye there Joey.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 03:28 PM
Votto walks.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 03:29 PM
Nailed Votto trying to steal 2nd.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 03:29 PM
Votto is caught stealing 2nd.

guttle11
04-10-2010, 03:29 PM
Somebody missed a sign, there.

RedsManRick
04-10-2010, 03:29 PM
Why in the world would you steal with a guy who's not a burner and just took a foul ball off his quad?

That had to be a failed hit and run.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 03:30 PM
Phillips flies out to center. 3-3 after 5.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 03:31 PM
Phillips flies out to right center. 3-3 it remains

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 03:34 PM
Theriot grounds out to 2nd.1 out.

Spring~Fields
04-10-2010, 03:35 PM
Through five innings


IP H R ER BB K HR
C. Zambrano 5.0 6 3 3 1 5 1

A. Harang 5.0 3 3 3 0 6 2


WP - C Zambrano, A Harang.

Pitches-strikes - C Zambrano 82-48; A Harang 64-46.

Ground balls-fly balls - C Zambrano 7-4; A Harang 4-6.

Batters faced - C Zambrano 22; A Harang 18

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 03:35 PM
Fukodome just missed. He flies out to the track in right. 2 outs.

RedsManRick
04-10-2010, 03:36 PM
sorry... wrong thread

guttle11
04-10-2010, 03:37 PM
Harang has only missed his spot about 4-5 times all game. Unfortunately, the Cubs have hit those mistakes. That doesn't happen usually. Overall, he's pitching VERY well.

To a point, but he's leaving a ton of pitches out and over the plate. Good hitters like Pujols and Lee will crush them every time. Marginal to bad hitters will start to crush them when the weather warms and they get a hundred ABs under their belt. It will get worse if he doesn't starting coming inside to keep the hitter honest in the box. Soriano was practically standing on the plate.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 03:38 PM
Lee singles to center.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 03:38 PM
nevermind

mth123
04-10-2010, 03:39 PM
One more out and its time to go get him. The Question is who to bring in, Lincoln and Ondrusek probably should stay on the bench, Cordero and Owings probably aren't available. Need to save Masset for the 9th. That just leaves lefty guys Rhodes and Herrera and neither are good choices against the cubs line-up in the 7th and with Nady on the bench.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 03:41 PM
At this point I expect Harang will probably be out there next inning. He is at 83 pitches right now.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 03:42 PM
If they bring in a reliever before the 7th...I'm betting it'll be the birthday boy Lincoln.

NICE! Lee picked off first.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 03:42 PM
Good pickoff. Lee is picked off first. 3-3 mid 6th. Harang's first career pickoff.

guttle11
04-10-2010, 03:42 PM
Wow, Lee...Nice baiting job by Harang.

mth123
04-10-2010, 03:42 PM
At this point I expect Harang will probably be out there next inning. He is at 83 pitches right now.

Me too and it makes me pretty nervous.

Spring~Fields
04-10-2010, 03:43 PM
Due Up
Bruce
Francisco
Dickerson

You guys gets some more runs will Ya!! :)

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 03:45 PM
Leadoff walk for Bruce.

guttle11
04-10-2010, 03:45 PM
Best AB of the week for Bruce. Didn't let Zambrano get control.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 03:46 PM
Good pickoff. Lee is picked off first. 3-3 mid 6th. Harang's first career pickoff.

I was wondering that. I couldn't remember EVER seeing Harang pick someone off. Nice.

Tom Servo
04-10-2010, 03:46 PM
How about a big blast from Juan.

Or a K. eh.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 03:47 PM
LOL

Juan does NOT get cheated on his swings. :)

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 03:47 PM
Francisco strikes out swinging for the 3rd time.

guttle11
04-10-2010, 03:48 PM
Boy, Juan loves the low inside pitch. He doesn't have to be overly patient, but if he just avoids that pitch he'll have much more success.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 03:48 PM
More than likely Francisco is going to be in Louisville tomorrow when Leake comes up.

mbgrayson
04-10-2010, 03:49 PM
I think Juan will be sent down to make room for Leaks tomorrow.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 03:49 PM
Ondrusek up and throwing.

DP to end the inning.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 03:50 PM
Dickerson grounds into a 4-6-3 DP. 3-3 after 6.

mth123
04-10-2010, 03:50 PM
Ondrusek up in the pen. Better bet than the birthday boy IMO.

guttle11
04-10-2010, 03:50 PM
Fontenot is picking it. Overall the Cubs infield defense is awfully impressive.

Ron Madden
04-10-2010, 03:52 PM
That ball Dickerson hit into a DP was smoked.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 03:55 PM
Ramirez flies out to the edge of the warning track in left.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 03:56 PM
Byrd flies out to right. 2 outs.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 03:56 PM
Byrd flies out to Bruce for out number 2

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 03:58 PM
KKKKKKK


oops, forgot a letter. :O)

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 03:58 PM
Soriano strikes out swinging. 7 Ks. 3-3 mid 7th.

Mario-Rijo
04-10-2010, 03:59 PM
Boy it's just maddening when Aaron throws everything to the outside corner, but I must admit he somehow manages to get away with it a majority of the time.

Ron Madden
04-10-2010, 04:00 PM
Not a bad outing for Harang.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 04:00 PM
Harang on deck.

I think he'll hit.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 04:01 PM
Hanigan strikes out swinging.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 04:01 PM
Hanigan k's on a ball in the dirt.

Cairo ph'ing for Aaron. Nice outing for Harang. Rhodes warming up

Lets get the lead and the W for Harang.

4 hits, 7 innings, 3 runs, 7 k's & 0 bb's

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 04:02 PM
Cairo hitting for Harang

Brutus
04-10-2010, 04:03 PM
I don't usually like to join the bash-Dusty party around here, but Cairo and not Nix here? Not sure I get that.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 04:03 PM
Good start by Harang: 7IP, 4H, 3ER, 0BB, 7K.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 04:04 PM
Are we SURE Francisco's going down? Cairo looked foolish there.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 04:04 PM
Cairo strikes out swinging. 8 Ks for Zambrano.

Mario-Rijo
04-10-2010, 04:07 PM
Are we SURE Francisco's going down? Cairo looked foolish there.

And Juan hasn't looked completely foolish 3 times?

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 04:08 PM
Stubbs strikes out looking. 9 Ks. 3-3 after 7.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 04:08 PM
Wow. K's the side. Nice inning there by Zambrano. Unfortunately. Still 3-3

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 04:08 PM
That is 110 pitches for Zambrano so he should be done.

Spring~Fields
04-10-2010, 04:08 PM
I don't usually like to join the bash-Dusty party around here, but Cairo and not Nix here? Not sure I get that.

:dunno: Don't know, was there any other choices with Gomes, Hernandez and Nix on the bench? :dunno:

Just dunnooooooooooooooo

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 04:09 PM
And Juan hasn't looked completely foolish 3 times?

Yes, he has. But the flip side is Juan actually has some upside and provides some pop off the bench.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 04:10 PM
Rhodes in to pitch

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 04:10 PM
Rhodes in.

Anybody know what Arthur writes in the dirt before he starts an inning?

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 04:10 PM
Baker hitting for Fontenot

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 04:11 PM
Crap. Baker dinger to center. 4-5 cubs

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 04:11 PM
Baker homers to left center. 4-3 Cubs.

Tom Servo
04-10-2010, 04:11 PM
ugh.

Matt700wlw
04-10-2010, 04:12 PM
oopsidasical.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 04:12 PM
Is there anything more sickening than a "Lets go Cubbies" chant at GABP.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 04:12 PM
God that's annoying. lets go cubbies chant in OUR park.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 04:12 PM
Soto grounds out to short.

KronoRed
04-10-2010, 04:13 PM
How long before another fun discussion about moving the walls back? ;)

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 04:14 PM
Nady hitting for Zambrano

Edd Roush
04-10-2010, 04:14 PM
Bruce really needs to start hitting because this offense is absolutely anemic. We are going to blow a lot of leads if we can't score runs throughout an entire game.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 04:14 PM
Relax. Cubs bullpen coming up.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 04:15 PM
Nady lines out to right. 2 outs.

mbgrayson
04-10-2010, 04:15 PM
Is there anything more sickening than a "Lets go Cubbies" chant at GABP.
Yes. That dumb song they play when the Scrubs win at Wrigley.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 04:16 PM
Theriot grounds out to 1st. 4-3 Cubs mid 8th.

VR
04-10-2010, 04:16 PM
Reds have some bats on the bench....I'm actually confident right now.

guttle11
04-10-2010, 04:16 PM
Not worried at all. Votto will save us.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 04:17 PM
Cabrera, Votto and Phillips due up

Brutus
04-10-2010, 04:17 PM
I'm not optimistic, though I'm not not optimistic. Go figure.

Matt700wlw
04-10-2010, 04:18 PM
How about a Bruce bomb?

RedsManRick
04-10-2010, 04:18 PM
Bruce really needs to start hitting because this offense is absolutely anemic. We are going to blow a lot of leads if we can't score runs throughout an entire game.

Coming in to the day he had an .083 BABIP despite a 25.0 LD%. He's hitting the ball well, they're just finding gloves. So far today, he's walked, lined out to 2B, and flied out (I think...).

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 04:18 PM
Grabow in to pitch. Baker in to play 2nd.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 04:18 PM
How about a Bruce bomb?

Yes. Yes, please. :O)

Mario-Rijo
04-10-2010, 04:19 PM
Yes, he has. But the flip side is Juan actually has some upside and provides some pop off the bench.

If you say so, flailing like that at pitches in the dirt like he did all day long is a power neutralizer.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 04:19 PM
Cabrera strikes out swinging.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 04:20 PM
Votto lines a single to right.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 04:21 PM
Joey pulls one thru the right side. Single with one down.

Spring~Fields
04-10-2010, 04:21 PM
I thought that Aaron Harang and Z worked nice efforts today


Chi Cubs
IP H R ER BB K HR
C. Zambrano 7.0 6 3 3 2 9 1
A. Harang 7.0 4 3 3 0 7 2


Pitches-strikes - C Zambrano 110-66; A Harang 100-70;

Ground balls-fly balls - C Zambrano 8-4; A Harang 5-9;

Batters faced - C Zambrano 28; A Harang 24;

guttle11
04-10-2010, 04:21 PM
Phillips vs a lefty...me likely these odds.

Ron Madden
04-10-2010, 04:22 PM
Has Brandon hit into a DP yet today?

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 04:22 PM
Phillips grounds into a 5-4 FC. 2 outs.

Playadlc
04-10-2010, 04:22 PM
Phillips needs a stolen base here.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 04:23 PM
Grounder to third. Phillips safe at first. Votto out at second. Slight bobble halted the DP

RedsManRick
04-10-2010, 04:23 PM
Phillips just about hits in to a Phillips on a pitch low out of the zone. Who would've guessed?

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 04:24 PM
Bruce hit it as hard as you can but right at Lee. 4-3 Cubs after 8.

Matt700wlw
04-10-2010, 04:24 PM
Well.....nevermind

Playadlc
04-10-2010, 04:24 PM
I'm going to send Jay a bottle of Bourbon.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 04:24 PM
OMG

This is unreal. Bruce with an absolute SMASH...right at Lee. That ball was simply CRUSHED.

RedsManRick
04-10-2010, 04:24 PM
Bruce gets robbed AGAIN! Would've been a run scoring double down the line. You gotta feel bad for the guy.

Not too many 1B get to that one. Lee had to jump & reach for it.

guttle11
04-10-2010, 04:24 PM
My goodness, Bruce has to be completely dumbfounded with his bad luck.

Mario-Rijo
04-10-2010, 04:24 PM
Bruce robbed again and he absolutely nailed that one.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 04:25 PM
That has happened to Jay at least 4 times in this series alone.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 04:26 PM
People who are saying Bruce is struggling or has a swing too long simply aren't watching the game.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 04:26 PM
Masset in to pitch

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 04:26 PM
Masset in

Ron Madden
04-10-2010, 04:26 PM
I honestly feel sorry for Jay Bruce right now.

Matt700wlw
04-10-2010, 04:27 PM
Bruce is stinging the ball, but luck isn't on his side right now. If he keeps swinging the way he is, things will change.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 04:28 PM
Is it legal in Ohio to kick someone in the head as long as they're wearing a cubs uni? Freaking let's go cubbies chant again. *grrrrrr*

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2010, 04:28 PM
Fukodome grounds out to 2nd. 1 out.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2010, 04:30 PM
Bruce is stinging the ball, but luck isn't on his side right now. If he keeps swinging the way he is, things will change.

Problem is, the same thing happened last season early on. After a few weeks of it I think it started to get in his head.