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MississippiRed
04-20-2010, 05:46 PM
Lineups from C Trent:

Reds vs. Dodgers RHP Chad Billingsley
Drew Stubbs cf
Orlando Cabrera ss
Joey Votto 1b
Brandon Phillips 2b
Scott Rolen 3b
Jay Bruce rf
Jonny Gome lf
Ramon Hernandez c
Homer Bailey p

Dodgers vs. Reds RHP Homer Bailey
Rafael Furcal ss
Matt Kemp cf
Andre Ethier rf
Manny Ramirez lf
James Loney 1b
Casey Blake 3b
Blake DeWitt 2b
Russell Martin c
Chad Billingsley p

I don't ever do a lineup thread, but thought I'd do one hoping for some change in luck. Perhaps while they are in town Dusty can show Joe the correct CF/SS positions in the lineup.

Seriously, looking at the Dodgers lineup, it looks really strong. They have some nice young talent supplemented with Furcal and Manny. Strong.

Captain Hook
04-20-2010, 05:52 PM
Rolen is back:clap:

The loosing stops now!!!!

red-in-la
04-20-2010, 06:52 PM
What's the weather like?

11larkin11
04-20-2010, 06:52 PM
Volquez isn't pitching?

Tom Servo
04-20-2010, 07:59 PM
So that Avatar opening was weird.

Redsfan320
04-20-2010, 08:04 PM
So that Avatar opening was weird.

Kinda, yeah. But not horrible.

320

VR
04-20-2010, 08:13 PM
That Dodger lineup is brutal.

redsfaninbsg
04-20-2010, 08:16 PM
Homer very wild to the first three batters.

VR
04-20-2010, 08:16 PM
Reds starting 8....batting .217

Dodgers...... .325


How we doin?

nate
04-20-2010, 08:17 PM
Chat is open!

Tom Servo
04-20-2010, 08:18 PM
Bruce still has a rocket arm.

11larkin11
04-20-2010, 08:19 PM
I'll say it every game if I have to, Jay Bruce is a God in RF defensively.

11larkin11
04-20-2010, 08:21 PM
Homer's fastball is working today, he needs to stick with it.

Tom Servo
04-20-2010, 08:22 PM
Man, they are not swinging at anything that isn't in the zone.

fearofpopvol1
04-20-2010, 08:22 PM
walking 2 batters in 1 inning is unacceptable.

reds44
04-20-2010, 08:22 PM
Same Homer as the first two starts.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 08:23 PM
Locating his fastball. It was a problem first half of last year, and now this year. He gets THAT straightened out, he'll be fine. But mercy....shooting for a 30 pitch 1st inning now.

Tom Servo
04-20-2010, 08:24 PM
3-0 Dodgers

reds44
04-20-2010, 08:24 PM
Terrible.

kbrake
04-20-2010, 08:24 PM
Can't locate anything.

fearofpopvol1
04-20-2010, 08:24 PM
This team sure loves to dig holes for themselves!

Buckeye33
04-20-2010, 08:27 PM
I took a shower and hit 732 on my UVerse cable and saw exactly what I figured I'd see, as in a lead for the Dodgers.

flyer85
04-20-2010, 08:27 PM
they need to bring back Dick Pole :D

Always Red
04-20-2010, 08:27 PM
Homer with 31 pitches in the 1st inning: 14 strikes and 17 balls.

Mercy.

Time to get Owings awake down there...

Tom Servo
04-20-2010, 08:29 PM
Homer has clearly been struggling out there, in terms of throwing strikes and overall mechanics, since his first start this year. I thought maybe it was a rough patch or so, but it's getting to be a bit much.

Screwball
04-20-2010, 08:30 PM
Homer with 31 pitches in the 1st inning: 14 strikes and 17 balls.

Mercy.

Time to get Owings awake down there...

He really seems to have regressed. Where's the top notch velocity? The snap on the breaking ball? Any semblance of control??

Caseyfan21
04-20-2010, 08:31 PM
Looked to me like Homer was rushing to the plate a little with his body.

And I'm already sick of Welsh making excuses for Homer. Chris just needs to stop making excuses and say Homer was incapable of locating his fastball.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 08:34 PM
1-2-3 first for Billingsley

Tom Servo
04-20-2010, 08:34 PM
The Reds sure aren't much fun to watch this last week.

Tom Servo
04-20-2010, 08:38 PM
1-2-3 inning for Homer.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 08:39 PM
Much better. Pounded the zone there. Any bets that Dusty/Price gave him an earful? He's got a solid defense behind him....use it. (yes, yes...I know. Cabrera & Gomes are out there. But overall...solid)

durl
04-20-2010, 08:39 PM
I think the Astros could sweep us right now.

OK...I'll try to be more positive now.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 08:41 PM
I think the Astros could sweep us right now.

.

'dems fightin' words!

Tom Servo
04-20-2010, 08:41 PM
BP :jump:

Always Red
04-20-2010, 08:41 PM
He really seems to have regressed. Where's the top notch velocity? The snap on the breaking ball? Any semblance of control??

Out of sync, that's for sure. Looked better in the 2nd

Up to 43 pitches now through 2. Yikes.

mbgrayson
04-20-2010, 08:41 PM
1-2-3 inning for Homer.

Even then, with the pitcher Billingsley up (and never taking the bat off his shoulder), Homer works the count to 3-1 before throwing two strikes to K him. Way too many pitches...

Brandon gets one!:beerme:

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 08:41 PM
:jump: Phillips! #2 for the year. 3-1 Dodgers.

durl
04-20-2010, 08:41 PM
Reds starting 8....batting .217

Dodgers...... .325


How we doin?

Even the Dodgers' pitcher is hitting better than 3 of our position players in the lineup tonight. :)

Tom Servo
04-20-2010, 08:42 PM
Single for Rolen.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 08:42 PM
Rolen with a single. Nice start to the inning. Tie it up Jay!

Tom Servo
04-20-2010, 08:43 PM
Bruce triples in Rolen. 3-2.

fearofpopvol1
04-20-2010, 08:43 PM
whoa. what's getting into these Reds bats? they could actually tie up this game.

kbrake
04-20-2010, 08:43 PM
Now this is more like it.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 08:43 PM
Slump?!? What Slump? :O)

Run scoring triple for Bruce!

Screwball
04-20-2010, 08:43 PM
Wow, Reds making it look easy. In good shape to at least tie up the game.

durl
04-20-2010, 08:43 PM
whoa. what's getting into these Reds bats? they could actually tie up this game.

Whatever's in them needs to stay there!

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 08:44 PM
Tie ball game. Single by Jonny!

durl
04-20-2010, 08:45 PM
This is more offense in 4 consecutive batters than we've seen for an entire game.

reds44
04-20-2010, 08:45 PM
I turned it off when it was 3-0, and said I wouldn't put in back on unless they tied it. If we fall behind again, I'm leaving.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 08:46 PM
I turned it off when it was 3-0, and said I wouldn't put in back on unless they tied it. If we fall behind again, I'm leaving.

We were pretty good while you were away. You mean all these struggles the past week have been YOUR fault?

I think we've got a new whipping boy. :O)

durl
04-20-2010, 08:47 PM
I turned it off when it was 3-0, and said I wouldn't put in back on unless they tied it. If we fall behind again, I'm leaving.

I'm thinking they're doing better because I'm recording this game. I've not recorded for the past week. ;)

Screwball
04-20-2010, 08:47 PM
X-Mo is pretty cool.

Tom Servo
04-20-2010, 08:48 PM
Da Bad Guy also singles.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 08:48 PM
Ramon with a single! Hit and run. Gomes advances to third.

fearofpopvol1
04-20-2010, 08:48 PM
i can't remember the last time the reds put up this many hits in a row. it's been a long time.

oneupper
04-20-2010, 08:48 PM
Someone tell Duhsty not to bunt with Bailey.

durl
04-20-2010, 08:48 PM
5 hits in a row?? Somebody pinch me.

durl
04-20-2010, 08:49 PM
Some tell Duhsty not to bunt with Bailey.

No kidding.

Screwball
04-20-2010, 08:49 PM
i can't remember the last time the reds put up this many hits in a row. it's been a long time.

You can only hold down this juggernaut offense for several months at a time. After that, watch out! ;)

reds44
04-20-2010, 08:49 PM
Well isn't this fun lol

Tom Servo
04-20-2010, 08:49 PM
:D

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 08:50 PM
Nice bunt....GREAT THROW!!! :O)

Gomes scores. Hernandez to third, Bailey to second. 4-3 Redlegs

btw....NO OUTS

oneupper
04-20-2010, 08:50 PM
Reds get lucky.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 08:51 PM
X-Mo is pretty cool.

What's x-mo?

durl
04-20-2010, 08:51 PM
It always amazes me that pitchers find a fielding throw to 1B to be so difficult. I'll take it.

kbrake
04-20-2010, 08:51 PM
So this is what if feels like for other teams fans on most nights. Just a complete trainwreck out there right now.

Tom Servo
04-20-2010, 08:52 PM
Stubbs K's.

reds44
04-20-2010, 08:52 PM
How long do you keep running Stubbs out there?

durl
04-20-2010, 08:52 PM
I've got to get the kids ready for bed but I'm afraid I'll jinx them if I leave.

Oops. Stubbs took care of that for me. K

Chip R
04-20-2010, 08:53 PM
Did they say Homer gets an RBI on that play?

Tom Servo
04-20-2010, 08:53 PM
Cab with a sac fly to bring in Razor Ramon. 5-3.

oneupper
04-20-2010, 08:53 PM
Cabrera shows Stubbs how you make contact.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 08:53 PM
Cabrera with a sac fly to make it 5-3. Homer heads to third.

Stubbs K'd.

Screwball
04-20-2010, 08:54 PM
What's x-mo?

FSN's super slow mo camera. It's zoomed on the batter, so you get to see things you wouldn't normally catch, like how Da Bad Guy's bat reacted when he hit the ball off the end of it.

11larkin11
04-20-2010, 08:54 PM
Biggest problem for homer in the first is he doesn't have his velocity
on the fastball. Th Blake double is a K if homers fastball is normal, there's no way Blake catches up to it high and outside, but it was only about 90

durl
04-20-2010, 08:55 PM
The offense has given Bailey hope for a win. I REALLY hope he takes advantage of it. My gut tells me he'll give up one next half-inning.

Tom Servo
04-20-2010, 08:55 PM
6-3 Reds on a Votto single. BP up for the second time this inning.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 08:55 PM
Votto with a single to score Bailey! 6-3 Reds.

What's going on? I'm dizzy! :O)

reds44
04-20-2010, 08:55 PM
This is a game we have to win now.

kbrake
04-20-2010, 08:56 PM
Next inning will be really big for Bailey. You've been spotted a 3 run lead and you have 2-3-4 coming up. Get it done Homer.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 08:57 PM
Next inning will be really big for Bailey. You've been spotted a 6 run lead and you have 2-3-4 coming up. Get it done Homer.

3 run lead, but I get your point. Yep.

Phillips K's on a ball. Bad call.

durl
04-20-2010, 08:58 PM
I'd like to see the K-zone on that strike 3 call to Brandon. It sure looked inside to me.

Raisor
04-20-2010, 08:58 PM
Offense explosion

http://www.gamerevolution.com/images/misc/galactus.jpg

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 08:59 PM
I'd like to see the K-zone on that strike 3 call to Brandon. It sure looked inside to me.

Gameday's got it clearly inside. But with 2 strikes, probably close enough to have swung at it.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 09:01 PM
Low 90's velocity for Homer on the fastball. Highest I've seen it is 94.

NAILED! Kemp out stealing

mth123
04-20-2010, 09:01 PM
Nice. The Dodgers play like the reds (except for those 3 runs they scored).

Screwball
04-20-2010, 09:02 PM
Nice. The Dodgers play like the reds (except for those 3 runs they scored).

Not sure what that was all about. Kemp acted like he didn't want to be on base.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 09:02 PM
2 down. Grounder to Orlando. Ramirez up.

Always Red
04-20-2010, 09:04 PM
Not sure what that was all about. Kemp acted like he didn't want to be on base.

They're actually playing worse fundamentally than the Reds. Who'd a thunk that was possible? :D

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 09:08 PM
Ramirez walks. Loney with a grounder back to Homer to end the inning.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 09:09 PM
Way to go there Homer. He pitched cautiously to Manny, but put up a zero. Now let's beat up on Billingsley some more. *grin*

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 09:10 PM
Rolen with a double to the wall!

Screwball
04-20-2010, 09:11 PM
I'm pretty sure Rolen could crawl out of a whiskey bottle and still hit a curve ball.

TheNext44
04-20-2010, 09:11 PM
Manny does his best Gomes impression and Rolen gets a gift double

mth123
04-20-2010, 09:11 PM
Way to go there Homer. He pitched cautiously to Manny, but put up a zero. Now let's beat up on Billingsley some more. *grin*

Still gave up 2 runners. Kemp's brain fart helped. His velocity is down. If he can get through 6, I pull him.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 09:11 PM
Bruce grounds out to first. But does the job by moving Scott to third.

TheNext44
04-20-2010, 09:12 PM
Bruce gets 'em over. lets see if Gomes can get 'em in.

TheNext44
04-20-2010, 09:12 PM
Insurance run from Gomes.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 09:12 PM
Still gave up 2 runners. Kemp's brain fart helped. His velocity is down. If he can get through 6, I pull him.

3 ground balls. I agree overall, but the end result was no runs.

Gomes flies out to deep center. Rolen walks home. 7-3 Reds!


btw Mth123, who is that in your Avatar? Klu?

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 09:14 PM
Razor flies out to right center to end the inning. But the Redlegs pad their lead. 7-3 heading to the 4th

TheNext44
04-20-2010, 09:16 PM
I'd feel comfortable with around 5 more runs. Until then, it's still a game with this Dodger offense and Reds middle relief.

Strikes Out Looking
04-20-2010, 09:16 PM
Score Summary Haiku:

Homer Bailey Bad
Chad Billingsley Badderer
Reds 7 Dodgers 3

Screwball
04-20-2010, 09:17 PM
Homer made Inspector Gadget look silly on that changeup.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 09:18 PM
Blake K's


Central update:
Brewers up 7-0 on the Pirates in the 3rd
Cubs down 2-0 to the Mets in the 4th
Cards at Diamondbacks later

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 09:19 PM
IF single to Rolen. Slow dribbler DeWitt just beats it out.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 09:20 PM
Garrett Anderson on deck for Billingsley

Scratch that...Reed Johnson instead.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 09:21 PM
Are you guys getting the same velocities on TV? Low 90's pretty regularly.

Screwball
04-20-2010, 09:23 PM
Are you guys getting the same velocities on TV? Low 90's pretty regularly.

Yep. Might've touched 94.

Thankfully, his command seems to have done a 180 after that 6 spot the Reds put up in the 2nd.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 09:23 PM
Martin flies out to Stubbs.

Johnson flies out to Votto to strand DeWitt.

Homer settling down a bit it seems.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 09:25 PM
Ramon Ortiz now pitching for the Dodgers

Didn't Ramon used to play for Cincy at one time?

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 09:26 PM
HOMER! IF single up the middle. He improves on his .333 average. :O)

Plus Plus
04-20-2010, 09:26 PM
Ramon Ortiz now pitching for the Dodgers

Didn't Ramon used to play for Cincy at one time?

Yes, in 2005.

On December 14, 2004, Ortiz was traded by the Angels to the Cincinnati Reds for Dustin Moseley. He went 9-11 with a 5.36 ERA in 30 starts for the Reds.

FA after that year

(per wikipedia)

Playadlc
04-20-2010, 09:26 PM
Stubbs is diving/leaning badly.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 09:28 PM
No fastballs for Drew. 7 straight breaking balls according to the Cowboy

Ground ball up the middle, FC to get Bailey at second. No chance to double up Wheels.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 09:30 PM
Yes, in 2005.

On December 14, 2004, Ortiz was traded by the Angels to the Cincinnati Reds for Dustin Moseley. He went 9-11 with a 5.36 ERA in 30 starts for the Reds.

FA after that year

(per wikipedia)

Thanks. I thought so. I didn't find WLW via the internet until 2007. I was pretty much in the dark from the Reds for about 10 years prior to that.

Stubby! Swipes second...ball goes thru and he heads to third!

Tom Servo
04-20-2010, 09:31 PM
I legit cannot believe that 5 years later Ramon Ortiz is still kicking around in the majors.

Tom Servo
04-20-2010, 09:31 PM
Votto :jump:

Reds Fanatic
04-20-2010, 09:31 PM
Votto homers to right!! 9-3 Reds!

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 09:31 PM
:jump: VOTTOMATIC!!!!! Dinger #2!!!! 9-3 Redlegs!

Screwball
04-20-2010, 09:32 PM
Votto :jump:

:beerme:

Votto vs. Ramon Ortiz is a mismatch.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 09:32 PM
LOL. Boy, we sure could've used a few of these runs the past few games. :O)

Nice to see the bats FINALLY waking up. It was only a matter of time.

Matt700wlw
04-20-2010, 09:32 PM
:jump:

Hopefully this is the jolt this offense needed to get things going!

Tom Servo
04-20-2010, 09:33 PM
Can we save any more excess runs for the next few games?

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 09:33 PM
Phillips pops out to end the inning. But the good guys with the lumba' bump up their lead to 9-3 heading to the 5th

oneupper
04-20-2010, 09:34 PM
Can we save any more excess runs for the next few games?

We might need some tonight still.

Strikes Out Looking
04-20-2010, 09:34 PM
IIRC, at the time, Ortiz was said to have the potential of Pedro Martinez. Again if I remember correct, it didn't really work out that way--I think he had a penchant for not throwing the ball over the plate consistently -- and when he did, it often left the park. Maybe, his reunion at the GABP will be more of the same.

Note: I was writing this before Votto's homer!

Tom Servo
04-20-2010, 09:35 PM
I just like how I searched Ramon Ortiz Reds in google images and this picture came up

http://www.ballen-photos.com/photos/images/ortiz-ramon-1-cnr.jpg


Clearly looking back to see a homerun fly out of the park.

Chip R
04-20-2010, 09:35 PM
Score Summary Haiku:

Homer Bailey Bad
Chad Billingsley Badderer
Reds 7 Dodgers 3

Like!

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 09:36 PM
Gomes flashin' the leather! :O)

SirFelixCat
04-20-2010, 09:36 PM
Well this is enjoyable to watch...novel! :thumbup:

Matt700wlw
04-20-2010, 09:36 PM
Wow! Gomes!

Strikes Out Looking
04-20-2010, 09:37 PM
Score Summary Haiku

Ramon Ortiz Back
Joey Votto says hello
Reds 9 Dodgers 3

Screwball
04-20-2010, 09:37 PM
A relaxed Homer is a good Homer.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 09:37 PM
I just like how I searched Ramon Ortiz Reds in google images and this picture came up

http://www.ballen-photos.com/photos/images/ortiz-ramon-1-cnr.jpg


Clearly looking back to see a homerun fly out of the park.

Ugh! Hate the black hat.

3 pitch K of Kemp. 2 down quickly for Homer. Ethier up.

MississippiRed
04-20-2010, 09:38 PM
This is exactly what the doctor ordered! Baseball is fun again!

mbgrayson
04-20-2010, 09:39 PM
Nice 8 pitch inning for Bailey. After pitching five innings, Bailey has now thrown 82 pitches, 48 for strikes.... and he is line for the 1st win for a Reds starter in 2010.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 09:39 PM
8 pitch inning from Bailey
Reds offense busting out
Jonny Gomes with brilliant defense

I'm waiting for Allen Funt to jump out of my closet.

mth123
04-20-2010, 09:40 PM
A relaxed Homer is a good Homer.

Yep. He's got to get over the hump and do it when the pressure is on. He's still the best bet to produce as a TOR starter, but if he has the jitters until the pressure is off, it won't work.

He's grown up a lot and it shows, but he's still a baby and has a ways to go.

Tom Servo
04-20-2010, 09:40 PM
Another hit for Rolen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GflexlvVvDE

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 09:41 PM
Central update:
Brewers up 8-0 on the Bucs in the 5th
Cubs still down 2-0 to the Mets in the 6th
Cards & 'Zona just underway

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 09:41 PM
Bruce grounds into a double play.

I refuse to call it a Phillips because he simply doesn't hit into as many as people here seem to suggest.

Strikes Out Looking
04-20-2010, 09:41 PM
Homer got a text message from Louisville after the first inning asking him for recommendations on where to rent in five days. It seemed to light a fire under him.

nate
04-20-2010, 09:42 PM
Score Summary Haiku:

Homer Bailey Bad
Chad Billingsley Badderer
Reds 7 Dodgers 3

Good...except it's 5-7-6.

:cool:

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 09:43 PM
Homer got a text message from Louisville after the first inning asking him for recommendations on where to rent in five days. It seemed to light a fire under him.

LOL. Classic. :D

Strikes Out Looking
04-20-2010, 09:44 PM
Good...except it's 5-7-6.

:cool:

Wikipedia says 5-7-5

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiku

smith288
04-20-2010, 09:44 PM
Keels is so much easier to listen to than grande

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 09:45 PM
5-7-5 is correct, but the line he used was 6 syllables. Thus 5-7-6

mth123
04-20-2010, 09:45 PM
5-7-5 is correct, but the line he used was 6 syllables. Thus 5-7-6

?

Strikes Out Looking
04-20-2010, 09:46 PM
5-7-5 is correct, but the line he used was 6 syllables. Thus 5-7-6

Your right, I can't count!

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 09:46 PM
?

The Haiku that Strikesoutlooking posted earlier.

mth123
04-20-2010, 09:47 PM
The Haiku that Strikesoutlooking posted earlier.

off topic, but where is the 6?

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 09:47 PM
Ramirez with a leadoff double to start the 6th

88 pitches for Homer

Tom Servo
04-20-2010, 09:48 PM
You guys are hurting my brain with the haiku stuff.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 09:48 PM
off topic, but where is the 6?

"Reds 7 Dodgers 3"

Homer with K #5

nate
04-20-2010, 09:49 PM
Wikipedia says 5-7-5

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiku

It is. It's just that the one you posted had 6 syllables in the last line.

OMG PEDANTIC!

:cool:

Strikes Out Looking
04-20-2010, 09:49 PM
off topic, but where is the 6?

Your right--Reds 7 Dodgers 3 is only 5.

n/m. I'm an idiot.

mth123
04-20-2010, 09:49 PM
off topic, but where is the 6?

nevermind. 7 counts as 2. Doh!!!

Captain Hook
04-20-2010, 09:49 PM
Welch trying to make the argument that Manny really hasn't been that great and won't be in the HOF.

MississippiRed
04-20-2010, 09:50 PM
5-7-5 is correct, but the line he used was 6 syllables. Thus 5-7-6

I love it. A little haiku education.

mth123
04-20-2010, 09:51 PM
Welch trying to make the argument that Manny really hasn't been that great and won't be in the HOF.

For the record, I'd take Manny on the Reds and live with the antics and defense.

Tom Servo
04-20-2010, 09:52 PM
Points for effort for Gomes.

Strikes Out Looking
04-20-2010, 09:52 PM
Manny is a great hitter. The only thing that will keep him out of the HOF is his suspension last year.

Welch is an idiot.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 09:52 PM
Blake with a triple over Gomes' head. 9-4 Reds.

mth123
04-20-2010, 09:53 PM
Homer needs to come out after this inning.

Captain Hook
04-20-2010, 09:53 PM
Points for effort for Gomes.

Agreed but did anyone else laugh when Gomes crashed into the wall then stumbled?

SirFelixCat
04-20-2010, 09:54 PM
Favorite haiku of all time:

Haikus are easy
But sometimes they don't make sense
Refridgerator

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 09:54 PM
Homer needs to come out after this inning.

Yep. 103 pitches thus far.

Logan & Danny warming up.

mth123
04-20-2010, 09:55 PM
Mutt and Jeff up in the pen.

Matt700wlw
04-20-2010, 09:55 PM
That bullpen shot was funny. DRH looked like a small child.

Tom Servo
04-20-2010, 09:55 PM
Alright getting a bit too close for comfort.

oneupper
04-20-2010, 09:55 PM
9-5 Now. Plenty of outs left.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 09:55 PM
Single to score Blake. 9-5 now.

fearofpopvol1
04-20-2010, 09:55 PM
Dusty and his obsession with his starter's going 6 innings, despite high pitch counts and lots of runs given up continues!

Strikes Out Looking
04-20-2010, 09:55 PM
In case you wondering, that moron Kate Gosselin is kicked off Dancing with the So-called Stars.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 09:56 PM
Not really a bad inning from Homer there. He's pounding the zone. Just solid hitting by the Dodgers it seems. Fouling off tons.

He's starting to lose the zone now though. He may be tiring.

mth123
04-20-2010, 09:58 PM
Time to go get him. Danny Rae

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 09:58 PM
Single to right. That should be it for Homer.

PH'er not announced yet, so Dusty retreats. Now Anderson's announced. That could've been a blunder.

Tony Cloninger
04-20-2010, 09:59 PM
He should put Blake away and then the next guy he gets ahead and cannot put him away either....so NO i do not agree he was pitching well.

This guys is Jack Armstrong tom me and I hated that guy.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 10:00 PM
All in all, a pretty decent start from Homer. Bad 1st inning, then some solid dodger hitting here this inning. In between, shades of late last year.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 10:01 PM
Hard liner to Stubbs. Herrera certainly didn't fool Anderson there. Nobody could advance though. 2 down.

Plus Plus
04-20-2010, 10:02 PM
Sir Charles, thanks for all the updates!

Screwball
04-20-2010, 10:02 PM
It feels like it's been about an hour since the Reds' last AB.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 10:03 PM
Ground ball to Rolen to end the inning. 9-5 Reds after 5 1/2.

I love looking at the pitch speeds from Herrera. That last AB, 73, 64, 81, 65. Some bugs bunny breakers up there. :O)

Everybody keeps saying the league will catch on to him, but it sure hasn't happened yet.



New pitcher, Jon Link...major league debut.

mth123
04-20-2010, 10:03 PM
All in all, a pretty decent start from Homer. Bad 1st inning, then some solid dodger hitting here this inning. In between, shades of late last year.

Disagree. No hint of the high 90s fastball that blew guys down and secondary stuff was awful. I could have handled the poor beginning had he breezed through the 6th, but whatever he found in the 4th and 5th he lost as quickly. He's really struggling and I may just be the biggest Bailey believer on here.

Matt700wlw
04-20-2010, 10:07 PM
Pete in the house!

Tom Servo
04-20-2010, 10:07 PM
Pete's in attendance.

Screwball
04-20-2010, 10:08 PM
Nice hat, Pete. :ughmamoru

Tom Servo
04-20-2010, 10:08 PM
New pitcher, Jon Link...major league debut.
The Missing Link.

Tom Servo
04-20-2010, 10:08 PM
Nice hat, Pete. :ughmamoru
I remember one time he was wearing a lime green hat. He really needs some better hat taste.

durl
04-20-2010, 10:08 PM
I just gotta say that these game threads are flat-out hilarious when the Reds are winning.

I stepped away for a couple of innings and saw several lines good enough to be signatures.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 10:10 PM
Disagree. No hint of the high 90s fastball that blew guys down and secondary stuff was awful. I could have handled the poor beginning had he breezed through the 6th, but whatever he found in the 4th and 5th he lost as quickly. He's really struggling and I may just be the biggest Bailey believer on here.

He certainly didn't have his velocity, but he rebounded from that first inning nicely. That last inning, he was all over the strike zone until the last batter or two.

Certainly not a "good" outing. But decent for me because I'm seeing some signs of life and some resiliency.

Strikes Out Looking
04-20-2010, 10:11 PM
Scoring Summary Haiku (with the correct numbers)

Homer in trouble
Herera douses the flames
Reds 9 Dodgers 5

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 10:11 PM
Cairo PH'ing for Herrera btw

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 10:11 PM
Scoring Summary Haiku (with the correct numbers)

Homer in trouble
Herera douses the flames
Reds 9 Dodgers 5

Mis-spelled Danny's name. No soup for you! *grin*

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 10:12 PM
1-2-3 mlb debut for Link. Congrats kid. Now let's get back to pummeling them.

mth123
04-20-2010, 10:13 PM
He certainly didn't have his velocity, but he rebounded from that first inning nicely. That last inning, he was all over the strike zone until the last batter or two.

Certainly not a "good" outing. But decent for me because I'm seeing some signs of life and some resiliency.

Seems to be pitching scared IMO. The Reds kids all need to grow-up some more to be good players. The good news is that I think many of them will. Its just not time yet.

Chip R
04-20-2010, 10:13 PM
Pete looks like he has implants.

Strikes Out Looking
04-20-2010, 10:14 PM
Mis-spelled Danny's name. No soup for you! *grin*

poetic license

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 10:15 PM
Central Updates: Just realized I'd been overlooking the Astros. hehe.

Brewers up 8-0 in the 7th over the Bucs.
Cubs still down 2-0 to the Mets in the 8th
Astros losing 3-2 to the Fish in the 3rd
Cards & D-Backs, no score in the 1st

Ondrusek in to pitch.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 10:15 PM
poetic license

hehehe.


Deep flyout to Bruce from Kemp. 1 pitch, 1 down.

Tony Cloninger
04-20-2010, 10:15 PM
It might better than the last one but if you have 9 runs scored for you.....You should be able to not make it this close.

mth123
04-20-2010, 10:16 PM
Central Updates: Just realized I'd been overlooking the Astros. hehe.

Understandable. You're from Houston.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 10:16 PM
Pete looks like he has implants.

<---glad he doesn't have video today for once :D

Tom Servo
04-20-2010, 10:16 PM
base hit. Please Dusty, don't be hesitant to pull him if it starts to go bad.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 10:17 PM
Ethier with a single, that should've been a double but Bruce cuts it off quickly. 1 man on, 1 down.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 10:18 PM
Logan tries to put one in Manny's ear.

Tom Servo
04-20-2010, 10:19 PM
Please, pull him.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 10:19 PM
Logan just misses with ball 4. Rhodes coming in.

Matt700wlw
04-20-2010, 10:19 PM
Close pitch. If I'm an ump, I call strike 3 on Manny just because of him "assuming" it was a ball. He showed up the ump.

:D

durl
04-20-2010, 10:20 PM
base hit. Please Dusty, don't be hesitant to pull him if it starts to go bad.

Dusty's reading Redszone in the dugout.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 10:22 PM
Dusty's reading Redszone in the dugout.

Let's test the theory.

DUSTY!!!! If you're reading this, chew on a toothpick!

Did it work?

smith288
04-20-2010, 10:22 PM
Close pitch. If I'm an ump, I call strike 3 on Manny just because of him "assuming" it was a ball. He showed up the ump.

:D

Bah. I hate the whole "showing up" crap. Its baseball, not draaaaaamaaaaaa

Tony Cloninger
04-20-2010, 10:23 PM
He wasn't in the 6th when he should have pulled Homer after the Blake triple.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 10:24 PM
Passed ball/wild pitch, both runners move up.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 10:25 PM
Whew! Big K there. 2 down.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 10:25 PM
Ugh. Blake up with RISP. 4 ribbies tonight so far.

mth123
04-20-2010, 10:26 PM
Looks like the Reds are going to use most of the pen in a game where they scored 9 runs. Pitiful.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 10:26 PM
3rd pitch to Blake...CLEARLY a strike. *grumble, grumble*

durl
04-20-2010, 10:27 PM
Mr. Rhodes, you still got it. Thanks.

mth123
04-20-2010, 10:27 PM
Rhodes restored order there.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 10:27 PM
Back to back K's to end the inning. Money!

Rhodes is one of the best FA signings I can remember in a loooooong time.

Tony Cloninger
04-20-2010, 10:28 PM
Hard to get happy when you score 9 and have to stress over the outcome.

Can they not find someone else who can pitch the 7th besides Logan?

Screwball
04-20-2010, 10:28 PM
Looks like the Reds are going to use most of the pen in a game where they scored 9 runs. Pitiful.

Yep, that's getting to be a real problem. The starters need to start pulling their weight.

mth123
04-20-2010, 10:29 PM
Hard to get happy when you score 9 and have to stress over the outcome.

Can they not find someone else who can pitch the 7th besides Logan?

Agreed. I'm ready for Ondrusek to go down and a guy who can go multiple innings to come up. I'd move Owings into the 7th inning role.

durl
04-20-2010, 10:30 PM
Slightly off-topic, but FS Ohio just showed a Toyota commercial featuring the guy who did their TV spots maybe a decade or two ago. They're trying to remind people of their past...not a bad PR move.

...and now back to our game.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 10:30 PM
Link back out for his second inning.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 10:31 PM
Cabrera grounds out to Blake at third. 1 down.

Tom Servo
04-20-2010, 10:31 PM
Agreed. I'm ready for Ondrusek to go down and a guy who can go multiple innings to come up. I'd move Owings into the 7th inning role.
Agreed, although really, I'd take any experienced arm over Ondrusek. I just don't trust the guy.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 10:32 PM
The shift on for Votto? With his propensity to go the other way? Odd.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 10:32 PM
Joey works the walk.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 10:34 PM
Votto nailed at 2nd. I guess he saw his name in second place for SB's in the NL (4 on the year) and it's gone to his head. :O)

mth123
04-20-2010, 10:35 PM
As bad as we've seen the offense, defense, rotation and pen, its still the reds baserunning that is the most inept part of their game.

Its a tradition that dates back to the glory days of Ryan Freel.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 10:35 PM
Brandon with a soft fly ball to right to end the inning. Solid 2 innings from Link. Nice debut kid. Now YANK HIM!

mth123
04-20-2010, 10:37 PM
Brandon with a soft fly ball to right to end the inning. Solid 2 innings from Link. Nice debut kid. Now YANK HIM!

The Dodgers pen may have found its missing Link.

As opposed to the Reds who have the "wish he was missing" Lincoln.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 10:37 PM
Rhodes back out for the 8th

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 10:38 PM
The Dodgers pen may have found its missing Link.

As opposed to the Reds who have the "wish he was missing" Lincoln.

Hey, Mike Lincoln has been VERY good lately. Just a vicious curveball lately.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 10:39 PM
*whew* DeWitt ground ball to Cabrera, Edwin-esque throw to Votto...but Joey with the swipe tag to get the runner.

Rhodes out. Masset in to pitch.

mth123
04-20-2010, 10:39 PM
Hey, Mike Lincoln has been VERY good lately. Just a vicious curveball lately.

The Link/Lincoln play on words was too hard to pass-up.

Screwball
04-20-2010, 10:39 PM
Is it just me or did Votto miss that tag at first?

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 10:40 PM
The Link/Lincoln play on words was too hard to pass-up.

Granted. :thumbup:

If Mike continues to throw the way he has been, he might be a nice 7th inning substitute to Ondrusek.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 10:42 PM
Russell Martin singles to center.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 10:44 PM
Double past Gomes by Belliard.

2nd & 3rd for the Dodgers. 1 down still. Nick's been pretty hittable his last few times out.

Matt700wlw
04-20-2010, 10:44 PM
Masset quickly in trouble

TheNext44
04-20-2010, 10:46 PM
Why is Gomes still playing defense? late inning leads, he should be replaced by Dickerson, every time.

TheNext44
04-20-2010, 10:46 PM
I'd rather have Lincoln in there.

Tom Servo
04-20-2010, 10:46 PM
3 run game...

TheNext44
04-20-2010, 10:47 PM
Cordero thanks Masset for making it a save situation.

_Sir_Charles_
04-20-2010, 10:47 PM
Single to center by Furcal. 9-6 now. *sigh*

reds44
04-20-2010, 10:47 PM
What happend to Masset?

edabbs44
04-20-2010, 10:47 PM
Why is Gomes still playing defense? late inning leads, he should be replaced by Dickerson, every time.

Yeah, I'd have to agree there. Even as a Gomes loyalist. Maybe Dusty was trying to squeeze one more out of him since he is due up next inning.

Masset looking fairly not good.