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_Sir_Charles_
04-12-2010, 06:34 PM
Drew Stubbs cf
Orlando Cabrera ss
Joey Votto 1b
Brandon Phillips 2b
Scott Rolen 3b
Jay Bruce rf
Laynce Nix lf
Ramon Hernandez c
Johnny Cueto p


vs. Ricky Nolasco

Tom Servo
04-12-2010, 06:53 PM
Nix starting instead of Dickerson just doesn't make sense to me.

reds44
04-12-2010, 06:58 PM
LF is a problem.

oneupper
04-12-2010, 07:07 PM
Expect a Delay. Raining hard here in Broward County.

_Sir_Charles_
04-12-2010, 07:08 PM
Nix starting instead of Dickerson just doesn't make sense to me.

Tossing Nix a bone. He started on opening day, but not since. The guy's only gotten 5 ab's. He's hardly a detriment to the club, solid power, solid defense...hitting problems otherwise just like the other lf guys. And it's not exactly like the other LF candidates are tearing things up either.

kbrake
04-12-2010, 07:16 PM
Nix, Dickerson, Gomes.....like reds44 said, LF is a problem.

Reds Fanatic
04-12-2010, 07:24 PM
According to Fay Nix is starting based on history against Nolasco. I guess Nix is 2 for 5 against Noalsco and Gomes has struggled against him in the past.

_Sir_Charles_
04-12-2010, 07:28 PM
From earlier today....

Cubs beat the Brewers 9-5 (Baker, Nady, Ramirez & Braun all went deep)
Cards beating the Astros 5-0 (Wandy lasted 4 surrendering 4, Wainwright coasting, Poo Holes #5)

I knew the Astros were going to be bad...but wow. 0-6 on a 6 game homestand. They've scored a total of 13 runs in almost 7 games now. And surrendered 42. I'd say the Pirates are safe from ending in the cellar.

oneupper
04-12-2010, 08:04 PM
Rain has gone.

TheNext44
04-12-2010, 08:09 PM
MLB TV just did a nice piece on Leake while waiting for the rain.

Everyone sang his praises. Gammons said he should be a solid #3 starter. Magraine talked about how strong the Reds rotation is, and didn't even mention Harang.

Screwball
04-12-2010, 08:10 PM
And HD isn't coming in again. I can't stand SD.

Anybody else with the same problem?

reds44
04-12-2010, 08:12 PM
Stubbs crushed that ball.

11larkin11
04-12-2010, 08:13 PM
So far through two batter, it looks like Dusty stressed taking pitches. We'll see how it goes.

TheNext44
04-12-2010, 08:15 PM
So I have MLB.TV for my computer and MLB AT BAT for my iphone. When I tried to listen to the game through my computer, it said I needed to pay $20 to be able to hear the game through my computer. You would think that if I paid for the right to hear it on my phone, and watch it on my computer, that hearing it on my computer should come with that. Really annoying. :angry:

reds44
04-12-2010, 08:15 PM
A flyout and 2 ground outs to 2nd.

Reds baseball.

redhawkfish
04-12-2010, 08:15 PM
Cebe(spelling) Buckner behind the plate calling balls and strikes is tremendous news!:eek:

11larkin11
04-12-2010, 08:19 PM
So I have MLB.TV for my computer and MLB AT BAT for my iphone. When I tried to listen to the game through my computer, it said I needed to pay $20 to be able to hear the game through my computer. You would think that if I paid for the right to hear it on my phone, and watch it on my computer, that hearing it on my computer should come with that. Really annoying. :angry:

Multi-task :)

Screwball
04-12-2010, 08:21 PM
And HD isn't coming in again. I can't stand SD.

Anybody else with the same problem?

Nevermind. We're good to go. :)

REDSEER
04-12-2010, 08:22 PM
2 up, 2 down....looks like Cueto has a live fastball with good movement tonight. Location has been a bit shaky so far

REDblooded
04-12-2010, 08:23 PM
I've only been able to watch 3 games so far this season... I live in Indianapolis, have Comcast, and they're showing White Sox/Blue Jays instead of the Reds... Just awesome...

HeatherC1212
04-12-2010, 08:24 PM
Didn't we just get stuck with CB Bucknor during the last homestand?? I can't stand that guy. :(

TheNext44
04-12-2010, 08:24 PM
Multi-task :)

I just want to hear the WLW feed so I don't have to listen to the MLB announcers. Oh well, considering when I was growing up, only a few dozens games were even televised each season, I'm kinda spoiled now. :)

RedsManRick
04-12-2010, 08:25 PM
I wish they'd just trade Dickerson if they're not going to use him. I'd like to get some value out of him...

REDSEER
04-12-2010, 08:25 PM
Hanley with a 2B....not a bad pitch by Johnny....good 2-2 slider that Ramirez stayed back and cranked down the line

kbrake
04-12-2010, 08:29 PM
BP showing the patience that we all love to see.

redhawkfish
04-12-2010, 08:30 PM
Rolen HR!!!

REDSEER
04-12-2010, 08:30 PM
HR by Rolen....takes the outside fastball the other way....

Good to see a professional AB there.

guttle11
04-12-2010, 08:30 PM
Wow, not sure that was a HR, but YAY!

kbrake
04-12-2010, 08:31 PM
Rolen actually sees a few pitches and hits one out the other way. Bruce with another line drive this one goes the other way for a double.

HeatherC1212
04-12-2010, 08:31 PM
Dude, I left my desk for two minutes and not only did I miss a Rolen HR, I missed Jay finally breaking his slump! Good job guys. :D

Caveat Emperor
04-12-2010, 08:31 PM
Bruce going the other way?! I'm in shock.

Homer Bailey
04-12-2010, 08:31 PM
Rolen with a home run.

Bruce with an opposite field shot for a double.

Guess which one I'm more excited about??

REDblooded
04-12-2010, 08:32 PM
Have a friend who's a die hard baseball fan, and Cardinals fan... he suggested that the best thing the Reds could do right now would be to bat Bruce 2nd so he gets a ton of AB's and see's better pitches with Votto in front of him... Makes sense... Oddly enough, it was only something like 80 ab's, but his best hitting has come from the 2 slot...

11larkin11
04-12-2010, 08:33 PM
Have a friend who's a die hard baseball fan, and Cardinals fan... he suggested that the best thing the Reds could do right now would be to bat Bruce 2nd so he gets a ton of AB's and see's better pitches with Votto in front of him... Makes sense... Oddly enough, it was only something like 80 ab's, but his best hitting has come from the 2 slot...

I've been harping this for awhile now.

nate
04-12-2010, 08:33 PM
Chat is open!

REDblooded
04-12-2010, 08:34 PM
what are you guys getting the game on? This is driving me nuts already... Channel guide says "reds vs marlins"... this is the 2nd or 3rd time this season the guide said the game would be on, but it wasn't...

kaldaniels
04-12-2010, 08:34 PM
Silence..but if Nix hadn't come through there would be 15 posts about it by now.

Mario-Rijo
04-12-2010, 08:34 PM
Have a friend who's a die hard baseball fan, and Cardinals fan... he suggested that the best thing the Reds could do right now would be to bat Bruce 2nd so he gets a ton of AB's and see's better pitches with Votto in front of him... Makes sense... Oddly enough, it was only something like 80 ab's, but his best hitting has come from the 2 slot...

He would kill up there with Votto behind him, lots of fastballs. Which is what they are seeing alot of tonight and they can hit fastballs.

REDSEER
04-12-2010, 08:35 PM
Hernandez might not be the most gifted hitter, but I do like his approach

Mario-Rijo
04-12-2010, 08:35 PM
what are you guys getting the game on? This is driving me nuts already... Channel guide says "reds vs marlins"... this is the 2nd or 3rd time this season the guide said the game would be on, but it wasn't...

FSN-HD time warner cable.

HeatherC1212
04-12-2010, 08:36 PM
Yay Laynce!! (Sorry, I'm multitasking tonight and couldn't post until now, LOL :p: )

REDblooded
04-12-2010, 08:38 PM
FSN-HD time warner cable.

meh... was supposed to be the MLBtv 30 clubs in 30 days game tonight... Instead I have the Pacers/Magic on FSMW... Yipee.

Mario-Rijo
04-12-2010, 08:39 PM
Hernandez might not be the most gifted hitter, but I do like his approach

I like the way he swings the bat, he doesn't swing at pitchers pitches if he can help it, he hits the ball the other way with authority and can pull that inside pitch to keep 'em honest at times as well.

11larkin11
04-12-2010, 08:39 PM
He would kill up there with Votto behind him, lots of fastballs. Which is what they are seeing alot of tonight and they can hit fastballs.

Reds have 3 hits, 2 on offspeed.

Mario-Rijo
04-12-2010, 08:40 PM
meh... was supposed to be the MLBtv 30 clubs in 30 days game tonight... Instead I have the Pacers/Magic on FSMW... Yipee.

Yeah I flipped over there 1st and it was White Sox and Blue Jays here in Reds country.

Mario-Rijo
04-12-2010, 08:41 PM
Reds have 3 hits, 2 on offspeed.

Really, wasn't both Jay and Rolens on fastballs? I know Laynce was a change but it was a fairly straight change.

11larkin11
04-12-2010, 08:44 PM
Really, wasn't both Jay and Rolens on fastballs? I know Laynce was a change but it was a fairly straight change.

I thought Jay's was a breaking ball but went back in At-Bat (love this thing) and it was a 82 mph change. As was Nix's.

Mario-Rijo
04-12-2010, 08:45 PM
I thought Jay's was a breaking ball but went back in At-Bat (love this thing) and it was a 82 mph change. As was Nix's.

Hmm, awfully straight pitches so maybe it's just benders they have trouble with.

VR
04-12-2010, 08:45 PM
Bruce...what a gun.

Mario-Rijo
04-12-2010, 08:46 PM
Bruce...what a gun.

Yeah Uggla would have been uber toast.

_Sir_Charles_
04-12-2010, 08:47 PM
Fish get a run but the reds turn 2.

Nolasco up with a man on third.

11larkin11
04-12-2010, 08:47 PM
Yeah Uggla would have been uber toast.

I don't know why but in those situations when its to Bruce, I always yell at my TV "Don't test it!". Yet I really mean, Please test it, you'll be toast.

RBA
04-12-2010, 08:48 PM
Game is on Directv 213 MLB Network

Mario-Rijo
04-12-2010, 08:49 PM
I don't know why but in those situations when its to Bruce, I always yell at my TV "Don't test it!". Yet I really mean, Please test it, you'll be toast.

Yeah he's fun to watch in those situations.

_Sir_Charles_
04-12-2010, 08:49 PM
Cueto looking quite good. The hits have all come on good pitches...kudos to the hitters there. He keeps up that movement on the changeup, he'll be solid.

VR
04-12-2010, 08:49 PM
Nice recovery by Cueto.

He still looks lacks poise overall....hoping he'll grow out of that.

REDSEER
04-12-2010, 08:49 PM
Great job by Cueto getting out of that with just one run....

I thought Nolasco was about to get an infield hit off of Cueto's glove there

Tom Servo
04-12-2010, 08:49 PM
Quiet game thread tonight.

JaxRed
04-12-2010, 08:50 PM
I don't know why Rolen didn't go home, and then to first on that grounder.

HeatherC1212
04-12-2010, 08:50 PM
Good damage control by Cueto there. Let's get him some more runs guys! :)

_Sir_Charles_
04-12-2010, 08:51 PM
Fish announcers are really up to speed on the Reds. Cueto & Volquez were taught the circle change by Jose Rijo. And Tim Leake pitched yesterday. *sigh*

Mario-Rijo
04-12-2010, 08:51 PM
Nice recovery by Cueto.

He still looks lacks poise overall....hoping he'll grow out of that.

Well he is still looking sloppy in his follow thru, falling off to the 1st base side quite dramatically. Despite the work he was supposed to be doing in that area in the spring, did it the 1st game he pitched as well.

REDSEER
04-12-2010, 08:51 PM
I don't know why Rolen didn't go home, and then to first on that grounder.
I thought the same thing at first. They definitely get the guy at home, I think they would've gotten the guy at first also. Probably just a call from the dugout on that one.

kbrake
04-12-2010, 08:51 PM
I don't know why Rolen didn't go home, and then to first on that grounder.

I thought the same thing with Nolasco on deck.

westofyou
04-12-2010, 08:52 PM
Quiet game thread tonight.

They're winning, when they are losing it's not a "game" thread, but instead is a "complain" thread.

Mario-Rijo
04-12-2010, 08:52 PM
Anyone figuring out the book the league is using on Stubbs yet, not one fastball out of those 4 pitches. 3 curves and 1 change or slow slider.

REDSEER
04-12-2010, 08:53 PM
Stubbs did hit that ball fairly well...Marlins had the third baseman placed well

HeatherC1212
04-12-2010, 08:54 PM
Joey needs to break his hitting slump now just like Jay did earlier tonight.

HeatherC1212
04-12-2010, 08:54 PM
Wow, I totally called that one! Thanks Joey!! :D

_Sir_Charles_
04-12-2010, 08:54 PM
Votto says WHAT SLUMP :O)

Single thru the hole into right

Mario-Rijo
04-12-2010, 08:55 PM
Gotta love opposing IF's who aren't the fleetest of foot (Uggla), makes for plenty of singles.

HeatherC1212
04-12-2010, 08:55 PM
NICE steal by Joey there! That was great. :D

11larkin11
04-12-2010, 08:55 PM
Stubbs did hit that ball fairly well...Marlins had the third baseman placed well

Yeah his first ball was smashed and that one was hit pretty well also.

Joey with the stolen base!

_Sir_Charles_
04-12-2010, 08:56 PM
SB Votto.

Apparently Joey's feeling better. Heather, did you give him that hug he needed? :O)

Mario-Rijo
04-12-2010, 08:56 PM
Yeah his first ball was smashed and that one was hit pretty well also.

Joey with the stolen base!

I missed the 1st inning but yeah he did hit the curve fairly sound that 2nd AB.

Mario-Rijo
04-12-2010, 08:58 PM
Brandon is really trying to prove he can hit 40 HR's isn't he. :rolleyes:

HeatherC1212
04-12-2010, 08:58 PM
SB Votto.

Apparently Joey's feeling better. Heather, did you give him that hug he needed? :O)

*blushes* :p:

REDSEER
04-12-2010, 08:59 PM
Phillips really is opening up his swing early...caused him to miss the 2-0 fastball and then top the 2-1 slider....he might just not be seeing the ball well right now

VR
04-12-2010, 08:59 PM
On both of Brandon's swings....he ended up with his hips facing the 3rd baseman. I can't wait til he gets moved down in the lineup. I just. Can't. Wait.

HeatherC1212
04-12-2010, 08:59 PM
If the announcers have figured out some quirky things going on with Brandon, surely someone on the Reds coaching staff has noticed those things too. Right?! :eek:

11larkin11
04-12-2010, 09:00 PM
I missed the 1st inning but yeah he did hit the curve fairly sound that 2nd AB.

Hit it to the warning track in dead center in the first. Was on a 85 MPH cutter

Mario-Rijo
04-12-2010, 09:00 PM
Phillips really is opening up his swing early...caused him to miss the 2-0 fastball and then top the 2-1 slider....he might just not be seeing the ball well right now

Well he is dropping that back shoulder trying to get under everything and pull it. Welsh just showed a slow mo of him doing it.

_Sir_Charles_
04-12-2010, 09:01 PM
Gold glove, my backside. Grrrr

11larkin11
04-12-2010, 09:02 PM
Gold glove, my backside. Grrrr

He was trying to do everything much faster than usual, due to Maybin's speed.

Mario-Rijo
04-12-2010, 09:02 PM
Gold glove, my backside. Grrrr

As they said he wasn't getting Maybin anyway.

VR
04-12-2010, 09:04 PM
Phillips really is opening up his swing early...caused him to miss the 2-0 fastball and then top the 2-1 slider....he might just not be seeing the ball well right now

we can share the batting instructor role.....

REDSEER
04-12-2010, 09:07 PM
we can share the batting instructor role.....
I've got to finish up my career first before I move on to coaching....:D

VR
04-12-2010, 09:09 PM
I've got to finish up my career first before I move on to coaching....:D

I don't know if the Reds can wait that long....

BCubb2003
04-12-2010, 09:09 PM
I appreciate the Marlins' tear-it-down-and-make-it-back-to-the-top-in-a-few-years philosophy, but it sure is hard on attendance.

JaxRed
04-12-2010, 09:09 PM
That is a pathetic crowd there in Miami

_Sir_Charles_
04-12-2010, 09:10 PM
Walk to Hanley, and now a wp/pb and both runners advance.

_Sir_Charles_
04-12-2010, 09:10 PM
Cantu with a solid line drive to the gap. Knocks in both runners. 3-2 Marlins. First bad pitch from Cueto from what I've seen.

guttle11
04-12-2010, 09:11 PM
Doesn't look like Cueto has learned how to finish hitters off just yet.

HeatherC1212
04-12-2010, 09:11 PM
Cueto needs to settle down after that hit.

_Sir_Charles_
04-12-2010, 09:13 PM
Cueto lost his balance a bit there and is called for a balk. Crud.

REDSEER
04-12-2010, 09:13 PM
Good job by Hernandez to go settle Cueto down after the balk

Mario-Rijo
04-12-2010, 09:14 PM
Cueto lost his balance a bit there and is called for a balk. Crud.

Looked more like he just forgot to spin. Where is the pitching coach at? Pound it in his head to follow thru on those pitches instead of running to 1st base halfway thru it.

_Sir_Charles_
04-12-2010, 09:14 PM
Uggla smashes one to the wall. 4-2 Marlins. Bad pitch #2

REDSEER
04-12-2010, 09:15 PM
Marlins are really sitting on his offspeed....Cantu's double was on a change and the Uggla double on the slider

_Sir_Charles_
04-12-2010, 09:16 PM
Looked more like he just forgot to spin. Where is the pitching coach at? Pound it in his head to follow thru on those pitches instead of running to 1st base halfway thru it.

Yeah, it was like he lost track of what he wanted to do there...then was committed.

Grounder to Cueto, throws to third to get Uggla. Almost got baker who rounded 1st with a big turn. That would've been an embarrasing DP.

HeatherC1212
04-12-2010, 09:18 PM
How are the Marlins going to pay for a new stadium if they can't keep their fanbase around better? That's the downside of them changing players so often...no one there knows their team. The stadium is so empty down there although part of that is probably from the rain all day today. :eek:

What can Cueto do to stop the bleeding right now? They seem to be hitting everything. :(

_Sir_Charles_
04-12-2010, 09:18 PM
Ross with a single. Cueto really struggling this inning. Marlins showing a LOT of patience at the plate.

VR
04-12-2010, 09:21 PM
Dave Collkins siting.


Cueto's cabeza giving up runs again this year.

REDSEER
04-12-2010, 09:21 PM
Good to see Cueto use the fastball on the 2-2 count to get Sanchez....his fastball is definitely his best pitch tonight

reds44
04-12-2010, 09:23 PM
Rolen looks good.

HeatherC1212
04-12-2010, 09:23 PM
ROLEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :jump:

I think he owns Nolasco tonight! :D

Raisor
04-12-2010, 09:24 PM
Rolen go deep again?

Tom Servo
04-12-2010, 09:24 PM
Rolen is the man.

VR
04-12-2010, 09:25 PM
74 pitches so far for Johnny.

Micah Owings....come on down.


Jay Bruce is on the loose.

Homer Bailey
04-12-2010, 09:25 PM
Bruce's rips are starting to fall!!!!

HeatherC1212
04-12-2010, 09:25 PM
And now Jay gets another hit! The slumps are busting a lot tonight. :D

VR
04-12-2010, 09:25 PM
Rolen go deep again?

Ca-rushed.

REDSEER
04-12-2010, 09:26 PM
After missing the changeup earlier in the count, Bruce makes the adjustment and hit the change into left field for a basehit....good to see him sitting back on the offspeed

Mario-Rijo
04-12-2010, 09:26 PM
How are the Marlins going to pay for a new stadium if they can't keep their fanbase around better? That's the downside of them changing players so often...no one there knows their team. The stadium is so empty down there although part of that is probably from the rain all day today. :eek:

What can Cueto do to stop the bleeding right now? They seem to be hitting everything. :(

It's a bit subtle but when Cueto follows thru and then falls slightly off to the 1st base side he's fine, his pitches hit their mark. When he fails to follow thru all the way his ball tends run back over the plate (fastball, slider away) or further off the plate (changeups away) depending on the pitch. he's just leaving pitches out over the plate too much and/or racking up alot of balls. They don't swing at the changes because they are off the plate and his fastballs and sliders hang up/run back to the hitter and right over the plate. SO they wait for him to get into trouble and wait for that pitch to come back to them.

Raisor
04-12-2010, 09:26 PM
I'm going to randomly post a player's name and then not tell you all what he just did when asked.

Luke Hudson!:D

JaxRed
04-12-2010, 09:27 PM
I don't think the Marlins are going to draw even in the new ballpark.

UKFlounder
04-12-2010, 09:29 PM
They can't even draw in art class...


I don't think the Marlins are going to draw even in the new ballpark.

KronoRed
04-12-2010, 09:29 PM
I don't think the Marlins are going to draw even in the new ballpark.

I think they will do ok, not hearing constantly how they should be moved will help.

Mario-Rijo
04-12-2010, 09:32 PM
After missing the changeup earlier in the count, Bruce makes the adjustment and hit the change into left field for a basehit....good to see him sitting back on the offspeed

Yeah that is a good sign.

REDSEER
04-12-2010, 09:32 PM
Really need a quick inning from Cueto here...it would be nice if the bullpen weren't stretched in the first game of the road trip

reds44
04-12-2010, 09:35 PM
LOL anybody catch Votto doing the John Wall dance??

REDblooded
04-12-2010, 09:37 PM
LOL anybody catch Votto doing the John Wall dance??

no.... thanks Indy Comcast.

reds44
04-12-2010, 09:37 PM
no.... thanks Indy Comcast.
I'm not sure if the Reds feed showed it, but the Marlins (and MLB Network) showed him doing it clear as day.

HeatherC1212
04-12-2010, 09:39 PM
LOL anybody catch Votto doing the John Wall dance??

Oh Lord, SOMEONE get a video of that and please post it here!!! :p:

VR
04-12-2010, 09:41 PM
Seemed like a 5 pitch inning from Cueto....it was actually 16. Baby steps.

reds44
04-12-2010, 09:43 PM
Stubbs can fly.

11larkin11
04-12-2010, 09:43 PM
LOL anybody catch Votto doing the John Wall dance??

No longer a Joey Votto fan.

reds44
04-12-2010, 09:43 PM
Oh Lord, SOMEONE get a video of that and please post it here!!! :p:
I'll see if I can get it after the game, it was awesome.

VR
04-12-2010, 09:43 PM
Man I dig Drew's wheels.

11larkin11
04-12-2010, 09:43 PM
Stubbs IF hit when Ramirez slips a bit after fielding it.

Mario-Rijo
04-12-2010, 09:43 PM
Stubbs can fly.

If he were a LHH my goodness he would be sick.

VR
04-12-2010, 09:44 PM
Let him steal, please.

RedsManRick
04-12-2010, 09:44 PM
Stubbs is going to up a .350+ BABIP and thus a dceent AVG with his ability to get infield singles.

edabbs44
04-12-2010, 09:44 PM
Man I dig Drew's wheels.

Just saw what hustle can get you.

reds44
04-12-2010, 09:45 PM
OC!

5-4 Reds!

11larkin11
04-12-2010, 09:45 PM
Cabrera CRUSHES a HR to left

HeatherC1212
04-12-2010, 09:45 PM
Cabrera takes one out!!!! NICE JOB!! :jump:

Mario-Rijo
04-12-2010, 09:46 PM
Cha-Ching Ocab! :beerme:

TheBurn
04-12-2010, 09:46 PM
Cabrera showing some power again :clap:

backbencher
04-12-2010, 09:47 PM
I think that hitters might like hitting behind Stubbs.

REDblooded
04-12-2010, 09:47 PM
Does OCab owe a bit of that to Stubbs making Nolasco uncomfortable?

HeatherC1212
04-12-2010, 09:47 PM
Joey does not like striking out.....must have been the dancing that distracted him, LOL ;)

Mario-Rijo
04-12-2010, 09:47 PM
That pitch was a couple of inches in off the plate, man now that is a bad ball hitter.

Degenerate39
04-12-2010, 09:48 PM
Hello offense!

Raisor
04-12-2010, 09:48 PM
Sounds like a barn burner down Miami way.

kbrake
04-12-2010, 09:48 PM
Cabrera might end up being the best Redszone whipping boy we have seen yet. Not saying it would take much to beat out Juan Castro, Corey Patterson, and Wily Taveras but still.

VR
04-12-2010, 09:48 PM
Joey not his normal Joey self.

Brandon, his normal self, sadly. Just pulling off like there's no tomorrow.

RedsManRick
04-12-2010, 09:51 PM
Cabrera really posed on that one - the Marlins announcers were right, he looked like a mini-Manny.

I'll predict right now that Phillips does not finish the year in the cleanup spot. I think we might see him and Rolen flipped.

Raisor
04-12-2010, 09:52 PM
I'll predict right now that Phillips does not finish the year in the cleanup spot. I think we might see him and Rolen flipped.

Gotta respect, dude.

reds44
04-12-2010, 09:57 PM
Come on Johnny.

VR
04-12-2010, 09:59 PM
Buckle down here Johnny.

Hopefully Baker is giving him that message.

RedsManRick
04-12-2010, 09:59 PM
Cueto over 100 pitches and nobody is up in the pen? Why do I get the feeling that Dusty waits so long because he's afraid it'll hurt his starters' feelings?

reds44
04-12-2010, 09:59 PM
Cueto over 100 pitches and nobody is up in the pen? Why do I get the feeling that Dusty waits so long because he's afraid it'll hurt his starters' feelings?
Dusty's gonna do everything he can to get his guy a W.

HokieRed
04-12-2010, 10:00 PM
We're going to have a rotation of worn-out starters by July 1.

edabbs44
04-12-2010, 10:01 PM
We're going to have a rotation of worn-out starters by July 1.

And a host of worn out topics earlier than that.

reds44
04-12-2010, 10:01 PM
Cueto didn't have his best stuff (obviously), but he's in line for the win.

Lets see how Dusty navigates the bullpen tonight.

11larkin11
04-12-2010, 10:02 PM
Very nice job by Cueto. Didn't have his best stuff obviously, but played pretty good damage control to get 5 innings in.

No problem with his pitch count. He didn't pitch winter ball, and is rested. He's never been pitch efficient, so he's gonna have to get used to throwing 10-15 more pitches to get another inning in.

11larkin11
04-12-2010, 10:03 PM
And a host of worn out topics earlier than that.

But Dunn strikes out way too much!

Captain Hook
04-12-2010, 10:03 PM
Worse start of the season for a Reds pitcher and he makes it 5 innings and will leave with the lead.Could have been worse.Way to hang in there Cueto.:clap:

Raisor
04-12-2010, 10:04 PM
So, does Cueto "know how to win?"

VR
04-12-2010, 10:09 PM
Hit and run. How about that?

reds44
04-12-2010, 10:09 PM
2nd day in a row the reds have hit and run.

11larkin11
04-12-2010, 10:09 PM
Nix pulls a "Cabrera" and gets to 3rd on a base hit to left.

Captain Hook
04-12-2010, 10:09 PM
I like Laynce Nix.I'll admit it.

reds44
04-12-2010, 10:10 PM
I like Laynce Nix.I'll admit it.
Him, Gomes, and Dickerson are all really nice guys to have off the bench.

The problem is the 3 of them make up LF.

VR
04-12-2010, 10:11 PM
I like Laynce Nix.I'll admit it.

Me too.

(well, not all that much, but I'm afraid if I say I don't he'll hunt me down and kick my *^$)

VR
04-12-2010, 10:11 PM
What's the biggest lead of the year for the Reds?

reds44
04-12-2010, 10:11 PM
Dickerson swung at ball 4 a day late.

reds44
04-12-2010, 10:12 PM
What the hell was that?

Tom Servo
04-12-2010, 10:12 PM
Nix pulls a "Cabrera" and gets to 3rd on a base hit to left.
A base hit by Da Bad Guy, Razor Ramon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02s5WSNpsSY

RedsManRick
04-12-2010, 10:12 PM
Way to run yourself out of the inning, Dusty. It's not like the lineup was turning over or anything.

reds44
04-12-2010, 10:12 PM
What's the biggest lead of the year for the Reds?
3-0 against the Cubs on Saturday.

edabbs44
04-12-2010, 10:13 PM
Way to run yourself out of the inning, Dusty.

Come on.

reds44
04-12-2010, 10:13 PM
Way to run yourself out of the inning, Dusty. It's not like the lineup was turning over or anything.
Eh, he ran himself into the inning too.

VR
04-12-2010, 10:14 PM
Way to run yourself out of the inning, Dusty.

If CDick makes contact it's an easy run. He looked like he was guessing on that pitch.

Tom Servo
04-12-2010, 10:14 PM
If CDick makes contact it's an easy run. He looked like he was guessing on that pitch.
I maintain that CDick is, without a doubt, the worst nickname ever.

TheBurn
04-12-2010, 10:14 PM
Lincoln? :scared:

reds44
04-12-2010, 10:15 PM
Lincoln? :scared:
He's on the roster. Gotta pitch sometime.

RedsManRick
04-12-2010, 10:15 PM
Come on.

Come on what? I see no reason to risk an out at home when you have two men on base and the top of your lineup coming up. Dusty continues to play for 1 run in the middle of the game. The game wasn't tied (where 1 run really matters) and we didn't have crappy hitters coming up (where runner advancement is harder to come by). It's just not smart baseball.

Raisor
04-12-2010, 10:15 PM
Lincoln? :scared:



My blood pressure just went up.

11larkin11
04-12-2010, 10:16 PM
I maintain that CDick is, without a doubt, the worst nickname ever.

I disagree completely.

HeatherC1212
04-12-2010, 10:16 PM
It would be nice if Lincoln could get two more K's in this inning and give us all a chance to breathe. This makes me nervous....:eek:

Kc61
04-12-2010, 10:16 PM
Way to run yourself out of the inning, Dusty.

Dickerson needs to make contact there. Ahead 3-1 in the count, men on corners, must make contact. Bad at bat.

WVRedsFan
04-12-2010, 10:16 PM
Apparently, Dickerson either didn't know what was going on or he's the dumbest player on the planet. You swing at that pitch regardless. Oh yeah, and it was a dumb chance for Dusty to take.

TheNext44
04-12-2010, 10:16 PM
That was all Dickerson's fault.

Even if it's not a hit an run, he has to know that the double steal was on. That means protect the plate with two strikes. That pitch was definitely a strike, and at least way to close to take, even without the double steal on.

He has to swing at that. Just an awful decision by Dickerson.

_Sir_Charles_
04-12-2010, 10:16 PM
You know, every time I see that replay, I think Nix actually got in there. The throw was in plenty of time, but his foot gets in there before the tag.

VR
04-12-2010, 10:16 PM
I maintain that CDick is, without a doubt, the worst nickname ever.

I don't think it's the worst ever....but yeah, it ain't sweet neither.

_Sir_Charles_
04-12-2010, 10:17 PM
It would be nice if Lincoln could get two more K's in this inning and give us all a chance to breathe. This makes me nervous....:eek:

Lincoln looks like he's got a really nice breaking ball tonight.

reds44
04-12-2010, 10:17 PM
Bonifacio may be the worst player in the majors.

Meanwhile, Lincoln has K'd the first two he faced.

Caseyfan21
04-12-2010, 10:17 PM
Anyone else watching the Marlins feed on Extra Innings?

The female reporter just did a little feature on the Reds spring training move. She seemed to emphasize how the Reds had poor spring training attendance above the rest of the story. I just had to chuckle after that a Marlins announcer would make those comments with their sparkling attendance for their Opening Day.
:laugh:

reds44
04-12-2010, 10:18 PM
Anyone else watching the Marlins feed on Extra Innings?

The female reporter just did a little feature on the Reds spring training move. She seemed to emphasize how the Reds had poor spring training attendance above the rest of the story. I just had to chuckle after that a Marlins announcer would make those comments with their sparkling attendance for their Opening Day.
:laugh:
This isn't the Marlins Opening Day.

_Sir_Charles_
04-12-2010, 10:18 PM
Lincoln...1-2-3. Really nice there.

HeatherC1212
04-12-2010, 10:18 PM
And Lincoln makes us all look stupid by getting everyone out, LOL :lol:

TheBurn
04-12-2010, 10:18 PM
Lincoln! :thumbup:

edabbs44
04-12-2010, 10:19 PM
Why? I see no reason to risk an out at home when you have two men on base and the top of your lineup coming up. Dusty continues to play for 1 run in the middle of the game. It's just not smart baseball.

1) Dicky swung at ball 4 then lamely offered at strike 3. If that was, say, Phillips instead of Dickerson, I am sure the venom would have been directed elsewhere.

2) Did Dusty call for the strikeout/steal of 2nd/steal of home? I'm not sure the Nix part of that play was his call.

reds44
04-12-2010, 10:19 PM
Lincoln with a 1-2-3 6th.

Lincoln was god awful going 2 innings last year, and he pitched a scoreless inning on OD and then got lit up his 2nd inning.

Take him out Dusty.

_Sir_Charles_
04-12-2010, 10:19 PM
This isn't the Marlins Opening Day.

I don't care what "day" it is...this attendance is pitiful

Caseyfan21
04-12-2010, 10:21 PM
This isn't the Marlins Opening Day.

Oops....didn't check the schedule before I posted that. Regardless, I've been to many minor league games with much higher attendance then they get night in and night out.

VR
04-12-2010, 10:21 PM
Lincoln stuff that inning was filthy. Dirty. Nasty.

Captain Hook
04-12-2010, 10:21 PM
Lincoln did a great job.Now hopefully Dusty makes a great decision and takes him out.

oneupper
04-12-2010, 10:21 PM
I don't care what "day" it is...this attendance is pitiful

Yeah, I know. I couldn't make it. But I plan to go tomorrow. :D

HeatherC1212
04-12-2010, 10:21 PM
Is this the third time Drew Stubbs has led off an inning tonight?

Tom Servo
04-12-2010, 10:22 PM
Yeah, I know. I couldn't make it. But I plan to go tomorrow. :D
I'm sure if you would have called ahead they would have waited for you to show up until they started.

Caseyfan21
04-12-2010, 10:22 PM
Lincoln with a 1-2-3 6th.

Lincoln was god awful going 2 innings last year, and he pitched a scoreless inning on OD and then got lit up his 2nd inning.

Take him out Dusty.

I'm glad I'm not the only person who has noticed this. I was just googling trying to see his stats for 1 inning appearances vs. multiple inning appearances.

_Sir_Charles_
04-12-2010, 10:23 PM
Since he's on the roster for middle relief...and he just threw a sparkling inning there...kinda hard to fault Dusty if he leaves Lincoln out there.

reds44
04-12-2010, 10:23 PM
I'm glad I'm not the only person who has noticed this. I was just googling trying to see his stats for 1 inning appearances vs. multiple inning appearances.
Even in his first year here when he was good, he was terrible when he had to go multiple innings.

It's Masset/Rhodes/Cordero time.

HeatherC1212
04-12-2010, 10:24 PM
That guy is lucky he didn't break his wrist like Jay did last year catching in the outfield.

reds44
04-12-2010, 10:24 PM
Since he's on the roster for middle relief...and he just threw a sparkling inning there...kinda hard to fault Dusty if he leaves Lincoln out there.
Sure it is, he's terrible going 2 innings. You got a good inning, now don't play with fire.

_Sir_Charles_
04-12-2010, 10:24 PM
Trap?

TheNext44
04-12-2010, 10:25 PM
I would love to hear what happened there. Some one missed a sign. It might just have been Hernandez going on 3-2 and one out, and Nix improvising. Or a hit and run, and Nix improvising. I'd be surprised if it was a called double steal without a hit and run.

_Sir_Charles_
04-12-2010, 10:25 PM
Regardless, that was the best swing I've seen Joey take in about a week. I think that last strikeout refocused him. He was P-ed OFF after that K.

Raisor
04-12-2010, 10:25 PM
Trap?



http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:hKnVam08j2qylM:http://imagemacros.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/its_a_trap.jpg

RedsManRick
04-12-2010, 10:25 PM
1) Dicky swung at ball 4 then lamely offered at strike 3. If that was, say, Phillips instead of Dickerson, I am sure the venom would have been directed elsewhere.

2) Did Dusty call for the strikeout/steal of 2nd/steal of home? I'm not sure the Nix part of that play was his call.

Yes, Dickerson struck out. That's on him. Strikeouts happen. As for Nix taking home, that's how that play works. If the catcher makes the throw, the runner at 3rd breaks for home. Otherwise you aren't running with your slow-footed catcher.

RedsManRick
04-12-2010, 10:26 PM
Votto pulled a Bruce there.

reds44
04-12-2010, 10:26 PM
Lincoln stays in to face the middle of the order.

Oh dear.

TheNext44
04-12-2010, 10:26 PM
Apparently, Dickerson either didn't know what was going on or he's the dumbest player on the planet. You swing at that pitch regardless. Oh yeah, and it was a dumb chance for Dusty to take.

Dickerson seems like one of the smartest guys on team when I hear him interviewed, but he plays like one of the dumbest.

Will M
04-12-2010, 10:26 PM
Lincoln out for his 2nd inning of work. Look out!

nate
04-12-2010, 10:27 PM
BTW, Lincoln has the killer curve tonight.

Or at least he did in the 6th.

_Sir_Charles_
04-12-2010, 10:27 PM
Just saw another replay of that Maybin catch off Votto's liner. It was a catch. A darned nice one at that.

_Sir_Charles_
04-12-2010, 10:27 PM
BTW, Lincoln has the killer curve tonight.

Or at least he did in the 6th.

Yep. Best I've ever seen from him. Really sharp.

reds44
04-12-2010, 10:27 PM
4 up, 4 down for Lincoln.

TheNext44
04-12-2010, 10:28 PM
Yes, Dickerson struck out. That's on him. Strikeouts happen. As for Nix taking home, that's how that play works. If the catcher makes the throw, the runner at 3rd breaks for home. Otherwise you aren't running with your slow-footed catcher.

It was a full count. Just could have been running a 3-2 count and assuming Dickerson would make contact. But yeah, if it was a straight double steal, it was a dumb time for it.

edabbs44
04-12-2010, 10:28 PM
Yes, Dickerson struck out. That's on him. Strikeouts happen. As for Nix taking home, that's how that play works. If the catcher makes the throw, the runner at 3rd breaks for home. Otherwise you aren't running with your slow-footed catcher.

It wasn't a straight double steal. You don't call a double steal with a full count.

_Sir_Charles_
04-12-2010, 10:29 PM
Padres up 17-2 over the Braves right now. Oh my.

_Sir_Charles_
04-12-2010, 10:30 PM
Btw...Nix is built like a Mack Truck...why isn't he bowling over the catcher there? :O) Just kidding.

HeatherC1212
04-12-2010, 10:31 PM
Padres up 17-2 over the Braves right now. Oh my.

FOR REAL??! My goodness. Who was pitching?? :eek: :eek: :eek:

reds44
04-12-2010, 10:32 PM
Votto barely beat Ramirez to the bag.

2 down.

HeatherC1212
04-12-2010, 10:32 PM
Good job to get Hanley there although Joey made it interesting on his end by barely beating him to the bag, LOL :lol:

_Sir_Charles_
04-12-2010, 10:32 PM
Hanley really busting it down the line, almost beat Votto to the bag. But he didn't...2 down.

HeatherC1212
04-12-2010, 10:33 PM
I LOVE seeing Logan and DRH warming up together in the bullpen!! :lol:

_Sir_Charles_
04-12-2010, 10:33 PM
Just a wicked curve. Mercy.

KronoRed
04-12-2010, 10:33 PM
1) Dicky swung at ball 4 then lamely offered at strike 3. If that was, say, Phillips instead of Dickerson, I am sure the venom would have been directed elsewhere.


Sureeeee it would :D

edabbs44
04-12-2010, 10:33 PM
Hanley really busting it down the line, almost beat Votto to the bag. But he didn't...2 down.

That play had sprained ankle written all over it for one of them.

_Sir_Charles_
04-12-2010, 10:34 PM
FOR REAL??! My goodness. Who was pitching?? :eek: :eek: :eek:

Jurrjens, if you can believe it.

reds44
04-12-2010, 10:35 PM
Lincoln is overthrowing his fastball right now.

Caveat Emperor
04-12-2010, 10:36 PM
When Lincoln has command of his breaking ball, he's an extremely effective pitcher. Trouble is, he rarely has command of the breaking ball.

reds44
04-12-2010, 10:36 PM
1st and 3rd 2 outs.

VR
04-12-2010, 10:36 PM
Lincoln just missing on Cantu....good plate discipline.

I liked Lincoln's composure vs. Ramirez....didn't get rattled at all and made him hit a pitcher's pitch.

Lincoln's curve, oh my.

Poor luck vs. Uggla, sheesh.

Strikes Out Looking
04-12-2010, 10:37 PM
Jurrjens, if you can believe it.

Unfortunately, I can believe it--he's on my roto team.

_Sir_Charles_
04-12-2010, 10:37 PM
Broken bat single. Cantu advances to 3rd

Lincoln done. Oompah Lumpah coming in. :O) I keed. Danny coming in to shut down the inning.

nate
04-12-2010, 10:38 PM
Padres up 17-2 over the Braves right now. Oh my.

Tidbit: in fantasy, I had Jurrjens and Correia going tonight.

edabbs44
04-12-2010, 10:38 PM
Edwin with his 3rd E tonight.

HeatherC1212
04-12-2010, 10:39 PM
Jurrjens, if you can believe it.

Wow, that's a shock. I thought the Braves pitchers were all pretty solid this year. The Padres aren't even supposed to be that great this year! :eek:

I hope DRH can get this last out.

_Sir_Charles_
04-12-2010, 10:39 PM
Paulino PH'ing to counter Herrera.

Wicked bugs bunny there.

Strikes Out Looking
04-12-2010, 10:40 PM
Tidbit: in fantasy, I had Jurrjens and Correia going tonight.

I can top you, I had Jurrgens, Correia and Cueto.

Raisor
04-12-2010, 10:40 PM
Edwin with his 3rd E tonight.


one up on Rolen

KronoRed
04-12-2010, 10:40 PM
Edwin with his 3rd E tonight.

Willy Taveras 0-4 with 2 K's.

HeatherC1212
04-12-2010, 10:40 PM
HOW was he safe??!

reds44
04-12-2010, 10:41 PM
Phillips got way too cute with that.

_Sir_Charles_
04-12-2010, 10:41 PM
Almost a miraculous play there by Phillips. Uggla safe at second. Run scores. Tie ballgame