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Tom Servo
04-11-2010, 12:10 PM
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Spring~Fields
04-11-2010, 12:11 PM
Reds vs. Cubs, 1:10 pm at GABP

Reds
Stubbs cf
Cabrera ss
Votto 1b
Phillips 2b
Rolen 3b
Hernandez c
Gomes lf
Dickerson rf
Leake p

Cubs
Theriot ss
Fukudome rf
Lee 1b
Ramirez 3b
Byrd cf
Soriano lf
Fontenot 2b
Soto c
Gorzelanny p

Edd Roush
04-11-2010, 12:26 PM
Any word on the corresponding roster move for the Leake call-up?

Please let it be Miguel Cairo.

mth123
04-11-2010, 01:01 PM
From Fay:




Jay Bruce (.056) getting a day off, partly to take a day and partly because Dickerson hits lefties fairly well, manager Dusty Baker said this morning.



:confused:

http://cincinnati.com/blogs/reds/2010/04/11/sunday-lineups/

Tornon
04-11-2010, 01:04 PM
MLB.com seems to think the reds are now cheating with a 26-man roster. I assumed it would have been Francisco?

mth123
04-11-2010, 01:09 PM
MLB.com seems to think the reds are now cheating with a 26-man roster. I assumed it would have been Francisco?

Even if JF goes down, they still need to clear room on the 40 man.

membengal
04-11-2010, 01:49 PM
Pedro Viola was dfa'd while Francisco was sent down.

forfreelin04
04-11-2010, 01:50 PM
From Fay:



:confused:

http://cincinnati.com/blogs/reds/2010/04/11/sunday-lineups/

To Dusty's credit, Dickerson is 2 for 3 against Gorzelanny with a double and a walk.

KittyDuran
04-11-2010, 01:55 PM
at the game. Leake is wearing #44.

reds44
04-11-2010, 01:56 PM
Well, this should be interesting.

corkedbat
04-11-2010, 01:58 PM
Mike Leake on "Reds Live" right now. Hadn't really seen a close up of him. Looks kinda like Bronson Jr. Listening to him, sounds like he pitches kinda like him too - depending on placement more than just "raw stuff".

corkedbat
04-11-2010, 01:59 PM
Well, this should be interesting.

Especially if he can make it through the nerves and first couple of innings.

GAC
04-11-2010, 02:07 PM
Chat is open for those interested.

I'll be bouncing in and out..... grilin' some porterhouses baby! :D

reds44
04-11-2010, 02:11 PM
That's not a good start.

RedsManRick
04-11-2010, 02:11 PM
So much for pinpoint control...

Screwball
04-11-2010, 02:11 PM
Chat is open for those interested.

I'll be bouncing in and out..... grilin' some porterhouses baby! :D

I'll take one. ;)

Leake shows some jitters, throws 4 straight balls after a first pitch strike.

TheNext44
04-11-2010, 02:11 PM
His ball is moving a bit too much. Walks the first batter. Somewhat ironic.

reds44
04-11-2010, 02:11 PM
So far his fastball is at 87 and 88.

corkedbat
04-11-2010, 02:11 PM
Chat is open for those interested.

I'll be bouncing in and out..... grilin' some porterhouses baby! :D

Looks like he may be rushing things a little.

HeatherC1212
04-11-2010, 02:12 PM
He needs to settle down and just trust his pitches.

I'm so nervous for him! :eek:

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 02:12 PM
Fukodome lines a double off Stubbs glove.

RedsManRick
04-11-2010, 02:13 PM
In and out of Stubbs' glove. 2nd and 3rd.

HeatherC1212
04-11-2010, 02:13 PM
There are too many Cub fans at the ballpark right now. I can't wait until they go away. :thumbdown

reds44
04-11-2010, 02:13 PM
Stubbs should have caught that.

Not a good pitch from Leake.

Screwball
04-11-2010, 02:13 PM
Not Stubbs' fault, but I thought he had that.

RedsManRick
04-11-2010, 02:14 PM
This could get ugly... pitched around Lee to load the bases for Aramis Ramirez.

Screwball
04-11-2010, 02:14 PM
Leake'll do well to only give up 2 this inning.

reds44
04-11-2010, 02:14 PM
This is bad.

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 02:14 PM
4 pitch walk. Bases loaded with no outs.

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 02:15 PM
So far out of 13 pitches 9 have been balls.

mth123
04-11-2010, 02:15 PM
Owings went 3 on Friday. How many can he go today?

reds44
04-11-2010, 02:15 PM
Well that'll help.

HeatherC1212
04-11-2010, 02:15 PM
Good job. One out! Hang in there Mike. :)

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 02:15 PM
Good pitch. Ramirez pops out to 2nd.

Caveat Emperor
04-11-2010, 02:15 PM
Man, I expected Leake would be terrible, but this exceeding even my expectations.

Screwball
04-11-2010, 02:16 PM
Man, I expected Leake would be terrible, but this exceeding even my expectations.

Yeah, it's like it's his first Major League start or something.

reds44
04-11-2010, 02:16 PM
Leake could use a strikeout.

Caveat Emperor
04-11-2010, 02:17 PM
Yeah, it's like it's his first Major League start or something.

There's absolutely no reason for Leake to be here today. None. He could've gone to the minors to get some of the jitters out of his system and been with the Reds by May/June.

mth123
04-11-2010, 02:17 PM
Man, I expected Leake would be terrible, but this exceeding even my expectations.

Didn't expect terrible, but that pitch count may get scary. Need a DP here.

reds44
04-11-2010, 02:17 PM
Yeah, it's like it's his first Major League start or something.
His first professional start.

HeatherC1212
04-11-2010, 02:17 PM
Give the guy a break guys. I expected him to have a ton of nerves so I'm not surprised by what's happened so far. Let's see how he handles things.

STRIKE OUT!! :D

mth123
04-11-2010, 02:18 PM
Big K

reds44
04-11-2010, 02:18 PM
And he strikes out Byrd!

Come on Mike.

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 02:18 PM
Byrd strikes out swinging on an 84 MPH sinker.

corkedbat
04-11-2010, 02:18 PM
Didn't give in and made a great pitch for the K

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 02:18 PM
Great comeback. Soriano pops out. 0-0 mid 1st.

_Sir_Charles_
04-11-2010, 02:18 PM
houdini

reds44
04-11-2010, 02:19 PM
So Mike Leake throws his first scoreless inning the old fashion way!

RedsManRick
04-11-2010, 02:19 PM
Between his movement, lack of velocity, demeanor and hair, Leake reminds me a bit of Arroyo.

mth123
04-11-2010, 02:19 PM
OK. Big dose of confidence.

11larkin11
04-11-2010, 02:19 PM
Man, I expected Leake would be terrible, but this exceeding even my expectations.

In Yo Face!:):cool:

Screwball
04-11-2010, 02:19 PM
There's absolutely no reason for Leake to be here today. None. He could've gone to the minors to get some of the jitters out of his system and been with the Reds by May/June.

I'll give him more than 5 batters to make that determination. And there's no time in the minors that gets first-ML-start-jitters out of your system.

BTW, hell of a job to get out of that.

HeatherC1212
04-11-2010, 02:19 PM
NO RUNS ALLOWED! Wow, he didn't rattle at all and somehow got out of it. That's all kinds of awesome. :D

corkedbat
04-11-2010, 02:19 PM
Heckuva a job by the rook! That should settle the nerves some!

_Sir_Charles_
04-11-2010, 02:19 PM
Give the guy a break guys. I expected him to have a ton of nerves so I'm not surprised by what's happened so far. Let's see how he handles things.

STRIKE OUT!! :D

ditto

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 02:19 PM
21 pitches (10 strikes, 11 balls) for Leake in the 1st.

Caveat Emperor
04-11-2010, 02:19 PM
Just like he dreamed about as a little leaguer, I'd imagine.

Walk the first guy.
Double for the second guy.
Walk the third guy.

"OK, now I got them right where I want them."

HeatherC1212
04-11-2010, 02:20 PM
Can we please score about sixteen runs in this first inning so Mike can feel calmer for his second inning of work?! LOL :laugh:

TheNext44
04-11-2010, 02:20 PM
I think that answers some questions about his poise.

reds44
04-11-2010, 02:21 PM
Just like he dreamed about as a little leaguer, I'd imagine.

Walk the first guy.
Double for the second guy.
Walk the third guy.

"OK, now I got them right where I want them."
Just how they drew it up.

HeatherC1212
04-11-2010, 02:21 PM
Nice to see the guys giving him so much support in the dugout. :)

Screwball
04-11-2010, 02:22 PM
Can we please score about sixteen runs in this first inning so Mike can feel calmer for his second inning of work?! LOL :laugh:

:D

I'd settle for one.

OUReds
04-11-2010, 02:23 PM
Worried about the velocity, but that sinker for the K was filthy, so that's good.

Caveat Emperor
04-11-2010, 02:23 PM
Cabrera seems allergic to working the count. He's up there to hack, and he's up there to hack early.

Screwball
04-11-2010, 02:24 PM
Never followed Cabrera before, but color me unimpressed with his approach. He's up there a-hackin'.

reds44
04-11-2010, 02:25 PM
Nice inning offense.

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 02:25 PM
Soriano is an adventure in left. He leaps and misses on what should have been an easy catch.

redsfandan
04-11-2010, 02:25 PM
There's absolutely no reason for Leake to be here today. None. He could've gone to the minors to get some of the jitters out of his system and been with the Reds by May/June.


I'll give him more than 5 batters to make that determination. And there's no time in the minors that gets first-ML-start-jitters out of your system.

BTW, hell of a job to get out of that.
Like Caveat Emperor, I think it's pretty debatable whether Leake should be here so soon.

But what's done is done.

RedsManRick
04-11-2010, 02:25 PM
Good to see Reds hitters making Gorzellany work hard.........

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 02:25 PM
Quick 1-2-3 first as Stubbs strikes out, Cabrera pops out and Votto strikes out swinging.

Chip R
04-11-2010, 02:26 PM
There's absolutely no reason for Leake to be here today. None. He could've gone to the minors to get some of the jitters out of his system and been with the Reds by May/June.

And he certainly wouldn't have had any jitters then, right?

reds44
04-11-2010, 02:26 PM
Mike Leake wishes he was making his first start against the Reds offense.

Caveat Emperor
04-11-2010, 02:26 PM
The entire Reds lineup this year, outside of Stubbs and Dickerson, has been totally pathetic at working opposing starters. They're giving up easy outs to opposing starters and rarely making pitchers labor to get through an inning or throw high-stress pitches.

If it doesn't change, this offense is going to continue to struggle.

reds44
04-11-2010, 02:27 PM
1 pitch, 1 out.

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 02:27 PM
Fontenot grounds out Leake on the first pitch.

reds44
04-11-2010, 02:27 PM
3 pitches, 2 outs.

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 02:27 PM
Soto lines out to short. 2 outs on 3 pitches.

Caveat Emperor
04-11-2010, 02:27 PM
And he certainly wouldn't have had any jitters then, right?

Probably still would, but I think he'd be slightly more prepared to be here.

But, as it's been said, what's done is done.

Screwball
04-11-2010, 02:27 PM
Mike Leake wishes he was making his first start against the Reds offense.

:laugh: Ain't that the truth

reds44
04-11-2010, 02:28 PM
A 7 pitch inning.

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 02:28 PM
Gorzelanny flies out to left. A 7 pitch inning.

Caveat Emperor
04-11-2010, 02:29 PM
Mike Leake, pitching like he has a 3:00 tee time somewhere.

_Sir_Charles_
04-11-2010, 02:29 PM
Got those jitters out of the way apparently. Nice solid 2nd inning. 1-2-3. Way to bounce back Mike!

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 02:29 PM
28 pitches (15 strikes, 13 balls) for Leake

corkedbat
04-11-2010, 02:31 PM
Three righties coming up. It would be very nice to get the kid an early run or 4.

_Sir_Charles_
04-11-2010, 02:31 PM
Mike Leake, pitching like he has a 3:00 tee time somewhere.

And for what it's worth, that's a GREAT thing. For a groundball pitcher, one of the best things they can do is work quickly. It helps keep the defenders on their toes and in the game (even though they should do that anyway...but we all know that they don't).

kaldaniels
04-11-2010, 02:31 PM
The gray haired Toyota guy creeps me out.

mth123
04-11-2010, 02:31 PM
A 7 pitch inning.

That helps alot. Like others, I was in favor of Leake getting time in the minors. My take was more due to health issues than I was concerned about perfromance. Keeping the pitch counts low for the first month is key IMO.

reds44
04-11-2010, 02:31 PM
God this offense is terrible to watch.

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 02:31 PM
Phillips grounds out to short on the 2nd pitch.

pedro
04-11-2010, 02:32 PM
Mike Leake, pitching like he has a 3:00 tee time somewhere.

I love that.

I think he looks pretty good myself. That ball moves a lot and he seems to spot it well.

Totally agree with you comments on the offense. Drives me nuts.

kaldaniels
04-11-2010, 02:32 PM
Rolen needs to feast on the Gorz.

mth123
04-11-2010, 02:32 PM
God this offense is terrible to watch.

Just think. Most of these guys are only good against lefty pitchers.

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 02:33 PM
Rolen walks.

reds44
04-11-2010, 02:33 PM
Don't swing at the first 2 pitches and looks what happens.

corkedbat
04-11-2010, 02:33 PM
C'mon Gomer, jerk one out!

Caveat Emperor
04-11-2010, 02:35 PM
Isn't it kinda ironic -- when this team had power hitters to spare, they were trotting Jimmy Haynes and Jose Acevedo out to the mound on a regular basis.

Now that they're sitting on a glut of starting pitching, with their 100MPH LH starting in AAA and their ace on track to be back from Tommy John, the offense looks like a 3 stooges routine.

Tom Servo
04-11-2010, 02:35 PM
The offensive struggles are annoying, but Votto and Phillips will come around sooner than later.

_Sir_Charles_
04-11-2010, 02:36 PM
C'mon Gomer, jerk one out!

Just missed on that one. :O)

reds44
04-11-2010, 02:36 PM
At least Hernandez gave a good AB.

Progress.

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 02:36 PM
Hernandez strikes out swinging.

Caveat Emperor
04-11-2010, 02:38 PM
Hernandez strikes out swinging.

For this offense, a strike out is an improvement because at least it took the pitcher at least three pitches to get the out.

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 02:38 PM
0-0 after 2 as Gomes grounds out to 2nd.

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 02:40 PM
Bloop single to right by Theriot on the first pitch.

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 02:41 PM
Fukodomes lines a single to left on the fist pitch. 1st and 2nd.

Caveat Emperor
04-11-2010, 02:41 PM
Here we go again.

Screwball
04-11-2010, 02:42 PM
Isn't it kinda ironic -- when this team had power hitters to spare, they were trotting Jimmy Haynes and Jose Acevedo out to the mound on a regular basis.

Now that they're sitting on a glut of starting pitching, with their 100MPH LH starting in AAA and their ace on track to be back from Tommy John, the offense looks like a 3 stooges routine.

Just like the Bengals. Now that they have a defense, they can't put up any points.

HeatherC1212
04-11-2010, 02:42 PM
Big K there! :)

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 02:42 PM
Lee strikes out swinging on a nice changeup.

mth123
04-11-2010, 02:42 PM
Big K on a major bat.

_Sir_Charles_
04-11-2010, 02:42 PM
Nice K of Lee there.

Ron Madden
04-11-2010, 02:42 PM
It's nice to to have two guys in the radio booth who have the ability to call PBP.

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 02:44 PM
That pitch looked good.

Caveat Emperor
04-11-2010, 02:44 PM
That hard running fastball that Leake is throwing to RHs is disgusting. I don't think I've seen a pitch move like that ever.

pedro
04-11-2010, 02:44 PM
Here we go again.

again, I'm watching a guy who looks like he knows whatches doing.

You almost seem like you want him to fail.

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 02:44 PM
Ramirez strikes out looking on a pitch right over the middle of the plate.

HeatherC1212
04-11-2010, 02:44 PM
Wow, another big K! :D

mth123
04-11-2010, 02:44 PM
Back to Back K on Lee and Ramirez. Pretty legit.

_Sir_Charles_
04-11-2010, 02:45 PM
Another nice pitch. K #3. Yes, "here we go again" indeed. :O)

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 02:45 PM
Byrd grounds out to 3rd. Another good job to get out of trouble.

reds44
04-11-2010, 02:45 PM
Leake should pretend like there are ghost runners on to start every inning.

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 02:46 PM
41 pitches (24 strikes, 17 balls) for Leake through 3.

_Sir_Charles_
04-11-2010, 02:46 PM
Grounder to Rolen to end the mini-threat. After the shaky first, he's looked VERY solid. 2 hits that inning, just solid hitting on good pitches.

pedro
04-11-2010, 02:46 PM
That hard running fastball that Leake is throwing to RHs is disgusting. I don't think I've seen a pitch move like that ever.

Cool. We are watching the same thing. I know he's going to struggle along the way and I've always respected your opinion. I just don't ever remember you being so negative about anything. Seems very unlike you.

BCubb2003
04-11-2010, 02:46 PM
Leake should pretend like there are ghost runners on to start every inning.

Born to be a reliever?

Caveat Emperor
04-11-2010, 02:47 PM
again, I'm watching a guy who looks like he knows whatches doing.

You almost seem like you want him to fail.

Admittedly, there's a small part of me that wants the Reds FO smacked around a little for the hubris of thinking they can throw a guy like this right into the majors. It's a decision that just defies all logic and common sense, especially when there were more seasoned options available.

Having said that, Leake looks like he's got a very good idea what it takes to retire hitters. He's throwing some great pitches with great location.

reds44
04-11-2010, 02:47 PM
Leake's fastball has some insane movement on it.

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 02:48 PM
Dickerson flies out to left.

Tom Servo
04-11-2010, 02:48 PM
Fun fact: Leake is the first rookie to make their first start in the 2010 season.

HeatherC1212
04-11-2010, 02:49 PM
Maybe Mike will get his own offense like Bronson did the other night, LOL :laugh:

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 02:49 PM
Leake lines a single to center.

reds44
04-11-2010, 02:49 PM
Hit Leake 2nd.

HeatherC1212
04-11-2010, 02:49 PM
OMG, I WAS RIGHT!! :lol:

_Sir_Charles_
04-11-2010, 02:49 PM
Micah Leake! :O)

RedsManRick
04-11-2010, 02:49 PM
Go Leake! Single up the middle. He's got a better plate approach than half our lineup.

Ron Madden
04-11-2010, 02:50 PM
I believe Mike Leake will do just fine. :)

mth123
04-11-2010, 02:50 PM
Batting 1.000, Slugging 1.000, OPS 2.000

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 02:51 PM
Stubbs strikes out swinging for the 2nd time today and the 8th time already this year.

RedsManRick
04-11-2010, 02:51 PM
Stubbs K's on 3 straight sliders (change-ups?) in the zone. Ugly.

reds44
04-11-2010, 02:51 PM
Drew, he's not going to throw you a fastball big boy.

reds44
04-11-2010, 02:51 PM
This offense is embarassing.

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 02:52 PM
Cabrera grounds out to 3rd. 0-0 after 3.

Screwball
04-11-2010, 02:52 PM
Stubbs strikes out swinging for the 2nd time today and the 8th time already this year.

Stubbs can't wait for Gorzellany to get pulled. Of course, I guess that goes for the rest of the lineup as well...

corkedbat
04-11-2010, 02:52 PM
Big Red Hack Attack. Looks like the lineup could use some hitting pointers from the rookie too.

reds44
04-11-2010, 02:54 PM
Jamiereds #Reds Leake is the first Reds pitcher to collect a hit in his 1st ML plate app since Maloney did it last year in June.

Screwball
04-11-2010, 02:54 PM
This offense is embarassing.

I'm not one to call for firings, but ultimately Brook Jacoby's responsible for this. If he can't get the job done, find someone who will.

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 02:55 PM
Another nasty pitch. Soriano strikes out swinging on an 81 MPH sinker.

reds44
04-11-2010, 02:55 PM
I'm not one to call for firings, but ultimately Brook Jacoby's responsible for this. If he can't get the job done, find someone who will.
The Cubs have a terrible bullpen. You would think you'd want to work the count against the starter and get into the pen as earlier as possible.

Caveat Emperor
04-11-2010, 02:55 PM
Soriano couldn't have hit that one with an ironing board.

Screwball
04-11-2010, 02:55 PM
The Cubs have a terrible bullpen. You would think you'd want to work the count against the starter and get into the pen as earlier as possible.

Bah, that'd make too much sense.

reds44
04-11-2010, 02:56 PM
Not sure where the 1-1 pitch missed.

Didn't matter.

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 02:56 PM
Fontenot lines out to center.

HeatherC1212
04-11-2010, 02:57 PM
Leake is not getting some calls that he probably would get if he wasn't a rookie. :(

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 02:57 PM
4 pitch walk to Soto.

RBA
04-11-2010, 02:57 PM
Next starting lineup:

1. Owings CF
2. Leake LF
3. ......

Caveat Emperor
04-11-2010, 02:57 PM
Leake looked completely disinterested in pitching to Soto there. But, with the pitcher up next, I guess that's not terrible game management.

HeatherC1212
04-11-2010, 02:57 PM
NICE PLAY. That was a great catch! :D

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 02:58 PM
Nice catch by Phiilips on line drive to end the innning. 0-0 mid 4th.

_Sir_Charles_
04-11-2010, 02:58 PM
For those interested....

http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=6949291

Chapman's pro debut starts shortly. Shown for free on MLB TV

reds44
04-11-2010, 02:58 PM
Nice play by Phillips.

The 5th inning is going to be big for Leake. Top of the Cubs order due up.

Screwball
04-11-2010, 02:58 PM
Shew, a couple of the Cubs have had Jay Bruce luck today.

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 02:58 PM
54 pitches (33 strikes, 21 balls) for Leake through 4.

forfreelin04
04-11-2010, 02:59 PM
I'm not one to call for firings, but ultimately Brook Jacoby's responsible for this. If he can't get the job done, find someone who will.

No one should be surprised. I think the signing was pretty ho hum when it happened. I always thought Brook Jacoby played with Charlie Sheen and that guy from the All-State commercials.

_Sir_Charles_
04-11-2010, 02:59 PM
Leake is not getting some calls that he probably would get if he wasn't a rookie. :(

Gameday is showing them as out of the zone, but darned close. (I'm assuming you're referring to the Soto AB)

reds44
04-11-2010, 02:59 PM
4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 4 K

54 pitches

CTA513
04-11-2010, 03:00 PM
54 pitches (33 strikes, 21 balls) for Leake through 4.

Not bad considering he threw about 24 pitches in the 1st inning.

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 03:00 PM
Chapman's game is also starting and can be viewed on MLB.com

Sea Ray
04-11-2010, 03:00 PM
I'm not one to call for firings, but ultimately Brook Jacoby's responsible for this. If he can't get the job done, find someone who will.

I don't know how Jacoby keeps his job. I'd love to see him replaced with Hal McRae

Caveat Emperor
04-11-2010, 03:01 PM
I don't know how Jacoby keeps his job. I'd love to see him replaced with Hal McRae

They could replace him with a laptop connected to YouTube at this point, it'd almost certainly be an improvement.

_Sir_Charles_
04-11-2010, 03:01 PM
Louisville game on now.

For me, I'm watching the Bats but listening to the Reds (no video for Cincy today).

Ron Madden
04-11-2010, 03:02 PM
I don't know how Jacoby keeps his job. I'd love to see him replaced with Hal McRae

I'd love to see the Reds bring Chris Chambliss back.

Tom Servo
04-11-2010, 03:02 PM
Heisey homers btw

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 03:02 PM
Votto grounds out to 1st on a ball that looked foul.

HeatherC1212
04-11-2010, 03:03 PM
That sure looked like it was a foul ball. CB Buckner still sucks. :thumbdown

reds44
04-11-2010, 03:03 PM
Phillips has seen 4 pitches and grounded out on the same pitch twice.

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 03:04 PM
Rolen singles to left.

HeatherC1212
04-11-2010, 03:04 PM
Scott Rolen is good.

corkedbat
04-11-2010, 03:07 PM
There is no way I would pay BP $12M next year. Of course, if it were me, he would not be my cleanup hitter right now.

Ron Madden
04-11-2010, 03:08 PM
It sure seems like Phillips hits a lot of grounders to SS and 2B.

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 03:08 PM
Rolen is picked off to end the inning. 0-0 after 4.

HeatherC1212
04-11-2010, 03:08 PM
That wasn't so good...

RBA
04-11-2010, 03:08 PM
Scott Rolen is good.


Who occasionally has a brain fart.

jojo
04-11-2010, 03:09 PM
Anyone else super stoked about today?

This probably isn't the year but Reds baseball is kinda putting a tingle in my tummy... Hope...welcome back!

Screwball
04-11-2010, 03:09 PM
The Reds hate being on base.

Screwball
04-11-2010, 03:10 PM
It sure seems like Phillips hits a lot of grounders to SS and 2B.

Nah, he's a 40/40 type guy. Just ask him.

Screwball
04-11-2010, 03:12 PM
Leake yet to get The Riot out.

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 03:12 PM
Theriot leads off with a walk.

corkedbat
04-11-2010, 03:13 PM
Boy, that's a weak offense behind Chapman. Guess they want him to have "that big league" experience. Get used to it kid.

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 03:13 PM
Fukodome sacrifices the runner to 2nd.

Tony Cloninger
04-11-2010, 03:13 PM
The announcers are talking about the lack of hitting...but see incapable of really saying what the problem is...like the elephant in the room, as they say. Just say it.

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 03:14 PM
Lee lines a single to center. 1-0 Cubs.

HeatherC1212
04-11-2010, 03:14 PM
There should not be that much cheering when the VISITING team scores a run. *shakes head*

_Sir_Charles_
04-11-2010, 03:14 PM
I think Aroldis just hurt Castillo's glove hand. Wow. Kid's got some SERIOUS heat.

Screwball
04-11-2010, 03:15 PM
Lee lines a single to center. 1-0 Cubs.

Wasn't even a bad pitch by Leake. Derek Lee's tough.

Caveat Emperor
04-11-2010, 03:15 PM
You let annoying, speedy little leadoff guys get on base, you give up annoying little runs.

RBA
04-11-2010, 03:15 PM
101 MPH!

Caveat Emperor
04-11-2010, 03:16 PM
Chapman w/ 2Ks in his first inning of work.

Last pitch of the inning was clocked at 101MPH.

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 03:16 PM
Ramirez flies out to right. 2 outs.

reds44
04-11-2010, 03:16 PM
He struck a guy out on an 101 MPH fastball.

I mean good God.

Razor Shines
04-11-2010, 03:17 PM
Wasn't even a bad pitch by Leake. Derek Lee's tough.

Yep. Giving up a somewhat sharply hit grounder up the middle to Lee is nothing to hang your head about.

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 03:17 PM
Byrd grounds into a 5-4 FC. 1-0 Cubs mid 5th.

reds44
04-11-2010, 03:17 PM
Can we get Leake some runs please?

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 03:18 PM
73 pitches (42 strikes, 31 balls) for Leake through 5.

Sea Ray
04-11-2010, 03:18 PM
I don't think Chapman threw a single off speed pitch in that inning. He's far from being major league ready. I realize it's fun seeing him wiff a LH hitting AAA player on 101 heat

Caveat Emperor
04-11-2010, 03:18 PM
If this is the baseline from which Leake improves, I think I'm comfortable saying I was incorrect in my assessment that he wasn't ready for the majors.

forfreelin04
04-11-2010, 03:18 PM
Anyone want to guess how long it will take a Reds starter to get his first W thanks to this high octane offense?

Screwball
04-11-2010, 03:19 PM
Yep. Giving up a somewhat sharply hit grounder up the middle to Lee is nothing to hang your head about.

I'd be completely fine with it if the Reds could score a run or six.

Who am I kidding, at this point I'd be content with a runner on 3rd.

Chip R
04-11-2010, 03:20 PM
Boy, that's a weak offense behind Chapman. Guess they want him to have "that big league" experience. Get used to it kid.

At least they scored a run.

reds44
04-11-2010, 03:20 PM
I'd be completely fine with it if the Reds could score a run or six.

Who am I kidding, at this point I'd be content with a runner on 3rd.
I'll take a guy on 2nd, or multiple men on base.

redsfandan
04-11-2010, 03:21 PM
Listenning to the Reds on the radio while watching Chapman and Strasburg online. Strasburg almost took a hitters head off a minute ago. lol

forfreelin04
04-11-2010, 03:21 PM
To Gorzelanny's credit, he's been around the plate very often.

Screwball
04-11-2010, 03:21 PM
If this is the baseline from which Leake improves, I think I'm comfortable saying I was incorrect in my assessment that he wasn't ready for the majors.

You mean maybe it wasn't just hubris that made the Reds bring him North? ;)

HeatherC1212
04-11-2010, 03:21 PM
PLEASE score some runs for Leake guys.

Caveat Emperor
04-11-2010, 03:22 PM
You mean maybe it wasn't just hubris that made the Reds bring him North? ;)

It's still hubris -- but even the gods occasionally forgive their heroes. ;)

Razor Shines
04-11-2010, 03:23 PM
Ryan Theriot is a word I am not supposed to type on this board.

Screwball
04-11-2010, 03:24 PM
Tom Gorzellany laughs at the Reds' lineup.

And apparently I've been spelling Gorzelanny wrong all day...

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 03:24 PM
Gomes strikes out swinging. 5 Ks for Gorzelanny.

reds44
04-11-2010, 03:24 PM
Nice AB, Chris.

WMR
04-11-2010, 03:24 PM
Reds making Gorzelanny look like Cy Young.

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 03:24 PM
Dickerson flies out to left on the first pitch. This offense is painful to watch.

Caveat Emperor
04-11-2010, 03:25 PM
Gomes & Phillips are the guys who exist on the roster to mash LHP -- and they've both looked completely helpless at the plate.

corkedbat
04-11-2010, 03:25 PM
It was a crime to basically stand pat on this offfense.

_Sir_Charles_
04-11-2010, 03:25 PM
I know many here are frustrated with the Reds offense, but I think a little credit SHOULD go to Gorzelanny. He's been pitching a whale of a game thus far.

Caveat Emperor
04-11-2010, 03:27 PM
I know many here are frustrated with the Reds offense, but I think a little credit SHOULD go to Gorzelanny. He's been pitching a whale of a game thus far.

He should get a small bit of credit -- but it's not like this is the exception to the rule for the Reds bats this year.

Screwball
04-11-2010, 03:27 PM
So Leake's Dad, Mom, and brother are all at the game today, sitting far apart from each other. Funny.

reds44
04-11-2010, 03:27 PM
Nice grab by Dickerson.

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 03:27 PM
Nice runing catch by Dickerson. 2 outs.

HeatherC1212
04-11-2010, 03:27 PM
Nice catch by Dickerson! Can't say the guys aren't playing hard defensively today.

Love seeing Mike's family. His mom sounds nervous though, LOL :lol:

Caveat Emperor
04-11-2010, 03:28 PM
The defense is about the only thing the everyday-8 is contributing to this squad.

CTA513
04-11-2010, 03:29 PM
Nice catch by Dickerson! Can't say the guys aren't playing hard defensively today.

Love seeing Mike's family. His mom sounds nervous though, LOL :lol:


Everyone seems nervous when Jim Day interviews them.


:D

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 03:29 PM
That pitch just missed. 5 walks by Leake

CTA513
04-11-2010, 03:30 PM
Leake is not getting some calls that he should be getting.

Doc. Scott
04-11-2010, 03:31 PM
Okay, that's six innings and 85 pitches. Time for the hook?

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 03:31 PM
Gorzelanny flies out to center. 1-0 Cubs mid 6th.

Cedric
04-11-2010, 03:31 PM
This Reds lineup is hacktastic.

This ump has a tiny zone and the Reds still can't do anything against a VERY wild pitcher.

Going to be a long offensive year.

BCubb2003
04-11-2010, 03:31 PM
The defense is about the only thing the everyday-8 is contributing to this squad.

Be careful what you ask for, when you ask for pitching and defense.

HeatherC1212
04-11-2010, 03:31 PM
No matter what happens in this game, Mike Leake should be VERY proud of himself for what he's done today. Facing the Cubs is tough for regular pitchers but as a rookie, he's faced them with a lot of poise today. GOOD JOB MIKE. :thumbup:

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 03:31 PM
85 pitches (49 strikes, 36 balls) for Leake through 6.

Screwball
04-11-2010, 03:32 PM
Leake is not getting some calls that he should be getting.

He's not missing by much, but he is off the plate. The ump's been pretty solid so far, IMO.

_Sir_Charles_
04-11-2010, 03:32 PM
The walks are certainly unlike Leake and he does seem to be getting squeezed a bit. But 6 innings of 1 run ball. I'll take that.

reds44
04-11-2010, 03:32 PM
Top of the order has killed Leake, I might get him out.

corkedbat
04-11-2010, 03:32 PM
I know many here are frustrated with the Reds offense, but I think a little credit SHOULD go to Gorzelanny. He's been pitching a whale of a game thus far.


If it were just THIS game, I'd be more generous with the credit.

HeatherC1212
04-11-2010, 03:33 PM
Might as well let him bat. He's half the Reds offense today, LOL :laugh:

Caveat Emperor
04-11-2010, 03:33 PM
You can't pull Leake yet -- he's been the best offensive weapon the team has other than Rolen today.

_Sir_Charles_
04-11-2010, 03:33 PM
Micah Leake hitting for himself. 85 pitches...1 run allowed...yeah, I'd give him one more.

Caseyfan21
04-11-2010, 03:33 PM
Leake's going to need to hit a homer here so he doesn't take the loss I'm afraid. Offense isn't giving him much today.

reds44
04-11-2010, 03:34 PM
Leake is a stud lol

forfreelin04
04-11-2010, 03:34 PM
Dusty is a genius ha!

Caveat Emperor
04-11-2010, 03:34 PM
I think Leake has seen more pitches in his AB than Phillips has seen in 2.

Reds Fanatic
04-11-2010, 03:34 PM
Leake with another hit.