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_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 04:11 PM
Dickerson 8
Phillips 4
Votto 3
Rolen 5
Bruce 9
Cabrera 6
Nix 7
Hanigan 2
Arroyo 1

I like Hanigan back in there after a day off. Also like Dickerson getting a start. I also still like the lineup. I don't, however, like the constant Cabrera love-fest. Not thrilled with Nix again...but Gomes has looked like he needs some time off (just not during BP yesterday...he hit 5 shots OVER the train...mercy)

nate
04-29-2010, 04:18 PM
Dickerson 8
Phillips 4
Votto 3
Rolen 5
Bruce 9
Cabrera 6
Nix 7
Hanigan 2
Arroyo 1

I like Hanigan back in there after a day off. Also like Dickerson getting a start. I also still like the lineup. I don't, however, like the constant Cabrera love-fest. Not thrilled with Nix again...but Gomes has looked like he needs some time off (just not during BP yesterday...he hit 5 shots OVER the train...mercy)

I heard them talking about that during the pre-game show...whoa!

Edd Roush
04-29-2010, 04:24 PM
Dickerson 8
Phillips 4
Votto 3
Rolen 5
Bruce 9
Cabrera 6
Nix 7
Hanigan 2
Arroyo 1

I like Hanigan back in there after a day off. Also like Dickerson getting a start. I also still like the lineup. I don't, however, like the constant Cabrera love-fest. Not thrilled with Nix again...but Gomes has looked like he needs some time off (just not during BP yesterday...he hit 5 shots OVER the train...mercy)


I almost wish we would go with both Stubbs and Dickerson today. I like guys with extra range in Houston's outfield because of how left field is deformed. Plus, Stubbs has signs recently of putting it together and I want to see him in the line-up.

BTW I hate seeing Hanigan in the 8 hole. I would love to see him either leading off or in that 2 hole.

forfreelin04
04-29-2010, 04:35 PM
http://www.baseball-reference.com/play-index/p-pvb.cgi?n1=oswalro01#choice=&bats=&minPA2=0&year_game=career&opp_id=CIN&orderby=PA&orderbyb=Name&minPA=0&orderbydir=DESC&orderbydirb=ASC&n1=oswalro01&as=pitcher

Oswalt has Rolen's # .222 AVG in a ton of at bats.

Drew Stubbs has the ONLY HR off Oswalt, yet was benched for Dickerson.

Cabrera is hitless against Oswalt while Janish is 2 for 3 with 2 doubles.

Small sample size of course.

Phillips also does extremely well against Oswalt. OBP .364

P.S. Hernandez has an OBP over .500 in 11 AB's

membengal
04-29-2010, 04:43 PM
It's a fine line-up. It's likely never going to be perfect in a way that everyone on the board will applaud. Dusty still giving Nix every opportunity to help this team with spot starts in match-ups that should be decent for Nix. At some point, Nix needs to actually go ahead and reward Dusty and help the team.

lollipopcurve
04-29-2010, 04:51 PM
Houston is Janish's hometown. He should have got a start in this series.

forfreelin04
04-29-2010, 05:03 PM
I almost wish we would go with both Stubbs and Dickerson today. I like guys with extra range in Houston's outfield because of how left field is deformed. Plus, Stubbs has signs recently of putting it together and I want to see him in the line-up.

BTW I hate seeing Hanigan in the 8 hole. I would love to see him either leading off or in that 2 hole.

I thought about starting Stubbs last night.

He did get a Double down the line in his final at bat in yesterday's game.

However, I came to the conclusion a poor day against Oswalt was worse for his development then sitting him.

I usually don't agree with the credit Dusty gives to confidence, but as a hitter you always remember your last at bat. Let this one stew in Stubbs brain until the next game.

Plus, Dickerson needs a start to right his ship. Someone has to win this leadoff battle. So far its a battle of attrition.

You could say Stubbs is turning the corner, but his double was out of the zone and tomahawked to Left.

TRF
04-29-2010, 05:04 PM
Houston is Janish's hometown. He should have got a start in this series.

I actually agree with this. I'd have started Stubbs too instead of Nix. I'd have hit him in the 6th spot in the lineup, Janish 8th.

But hey, that's just my opinion.

forfreelin04
04-29-2010, 05:08 PM
Houston is Janish's hometown. He should have got a start in this series.

Dusty is that you? :eek:

RedsManRick
04-29-2010, 05:22 PM
I almost wish we would go with both Stubbs and Dickerson today. I like guys with extra range in Houston's outfield because of how left field is deformed. Plus, Stubbs has signs recently of putting it together and I want to see him in the line-up.

BTW I hate seeing Hanigan in the 8 hole. I would love to see him either leading off or in that 2 hole.

Nix is actually a pretty darn good defensive LF. Though I'd much rather see Stubbs get more PA, even if he's scuffling. He's not going to improve by watching.

forfreelin04
04-29-2010, 05:50 PM
Nix is actually a pretty darn good defensive LF. Though I'd much rather see Stubbs get more PA, even if he's scuffling. He's not going to improve by watching.

Even if he's sitting next to Ted Willams?

JK

But, in truth, you can improve by sitting on the bench. Improving the mind is just as important as doing. Rick, your a saber man, you should know this.

I sat for a whole year on a college baseball team bench. I learned a ton about the game that would have improved my own. I also learned alot from this board that would have improved my HS game. (value of a walk for one!)

HeatherC1212
04-29-2010, 06:08 PM
Let's get the sweep tonight! :D

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Scrap Irony
04-29-2010, 06:14 PM
It's a fine line-up. It's likely never going to be perfect in a way that everyone on the board will applaud. Dusty still giving Nix every opportunity to help this team with spot starts in match-ups that should be decent for Nix. At some point, Nix needs to actually go ahead and reward Dusty and help the team.

Nix and Dickerson both have to start hitting. They've been horrid so far this year. (As has Stubbs.)

But it's not like anyone in Louisville has hit well enough to switch places with any of them.

LincolnparkRed
04-29-2010, 06:37 PM
All I can say is at least he isn't playing Cairo

Raisor
04-29-2010, 09:11 PM
chatting going on in chat

WVRedsFan
04-29-2010, 09:22 PM
Arroyo appears to not have it tonight. Not good. Oswalt seems to know how to pitch the Reds. He held a clinic against Joey Votto.

VR
04-29-2010, 09:25 PM
Arroyo appears to not have it tonight. Not good. Oswalt seems to know how to pitch the Reds. He held a clinic against Joey Votto.

Hard hit single?

Ghosts of 1990
04-29-2010, 09:32 PM
I am sticking my head on in the name of a winning streak :) last time I didn't at least show we lost. I'm doing my part!

mbgrayson
04-29-2010, 09:33 PM
No score after 1 inning.

It took Arroyo 28 pitches in the first....bullpen watch out.

WVRedsFan
04-29-2010, 09:34 PM
Votto didn't get a hit. Phillips did. After Dickerson struck out (as usual), and Votto gounded out (and Phillips stole second), Rolen walked and Bruce popped out.

0-0 after one.

Ghosts of 1990
04-29-2010, 09:36 PM
oswalt doing what oswalt does.

Ghosts of 1990
04-29-2010, 09:36 PM
C'mon Laynce get into one here

Ghosts of 1990
04-29-2010, 09:37 PM
And he did! Triple for laynce

Strikes Out Looking
04-29-2010, 09:40 PM
Hannigan draws the walk- first and third, one out.

Ghosts of 1990
04-29-2010, 09:40 PM
Get that oswalt pitch count up boys. That is the key to beating the game.

Ghosts of 1990
04-29-2010, 09:42 PM
Dickerson entirely too tardy on a 93 heater

Ghosts of 1990
04-29-2010, 09:42 PM
Dickerson entirely too tardy on a 93 heater

not that i could hit it

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 09:43 PM
Let's get the sweep tonight! :D

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s206/IH8SIU1/broom_big.jpg

I approve of this post. :O) :beerme:

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 09:45 PM
Did Chris tweek something there?

WVRedsFan
04-29-2010, 09:46 PM
Dickerson strikes out again. For the life of me I don't understand the adoration for this guy. Wow.

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 09:46 PM
Dickerson K's swinging. Nice pitch from Oswalt

edabbs44
04-29-2010, 09:47 PM
OK, this is one of the oddest stats I have ever seen. Is it weird, a statistical oddity, evidence of an issue or other? I know it is only still April, but take a look.

Chris Dickerson, in 9 PAs with RISP, has a 1.000 Babip and zero RBI. 7 Ks and 2 singles.

edabbs44
04-29-2010, 09:48 PM
Did Chris tweek something there?

Looks that way, Stubbs is in.

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 09:48 PM
Yep, he must've done something. Stubbs replaces Dickerson in center.

Kc61
04-29-2010, 09:48 PM
Dickerson leaves the game. Stubbs replaces him.

Dickerson strikes out too much.

WVRedsFan
04-29-2010, 09:48 PM
Dickerson out and Stubbs in. Chris must have hurt himself swinging.

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 09:49 PM
Cabrera flashing his range. One step to the side. :O)

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 09:51 PM
There we go. 1-2-3 from Bronson.

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 09:52 PM
Dickerson out and Stubbs in. Chris must have hurt himself swinging.

Yep. You could see him winceing with his right arm/shoulder. I'm surprised he swung at that last pitch if he'd hurt himself on the earlier pitch.

Anybody know the rule for what happens if a batter gets injured during his ab (not HBP related)?

edabbs44
04-29-2010, 09:55 PM
Yep. You could see him winceing with his right arm/shoulder. I'm surprised he swung at that last pitch if he'd hurt himself on the earlier pitch.

Anybody know the rule for what happens if a batter gets injured during his ab (not HBP related)?

Believe he gets replaced and it depends on the count for who gets the stat. But I might be wrong.

Strikes Out Looking
04-29-2010, 09:58 PM
Reds go down 1-2-3, but Oswalt up to 50 pitches through 3 innings.

CTA513
04-29-2010, 10:10 PM
Dickerson injured his wrist according to gameday.

Strikes Out Looking
04-29-2010, 10:17 PM
According to Mark Sheldon, Dickerson twisted his wrist and will go to Cincy tommorow for an MRI.

VR
04-29-2010, 10:17 PM
Arroyo appears to not have it tonight. Not good. Oswalt seems to know how to pitch the Reds. He held a clinic against Joey Votto.

Hard hit single?

Strikes Out Looking
04-29-2010, 10:21 PM
Bronson leaves two runners stranded again--I don't know why Dusty doesn't DH for him!

Reds and 'Stos 0-0 bottom of 4.

Lee Harvey at 73 pitches.

BCubb2003
04-29-2010, 10:22 PM
Is Roy Oswalt the new Human Rain Delay?

flyer85
04-29-2010, 10:24 PM
if the Reds need to bring up an OF just release Cairo. BTW, when was the last Cairo sighting anyway?

Strikes Out Looking
04-29-2010, 10:29 PM
Feliz-Pence-Towles go down 1-2-3 in the bottom of the 4th.

0-0 after 4.

Bronson 63 pitches.

Brutus
04-29-2010, 10:29 PM
This just in: Chris Heisey is packing his bags.

BTW, that's not actually being reported but I'd bet he'll be getting that call tomorrow.

Tom Servo
04-29-2010, 10:30 PM
That was awesome.

Strikes Out Looking
04-29-2010, 10:31 PM
Stubbs singles to lead off the inning
Phillips singles, Stubbs to 3rd.

No outs, Votto up.

mth123
04-29-2010, 10:33 PM
Votto with the clutch GIDP

Brutus
04-29-2010, 10:34 PM
Votto with the clutch GIDP

It wasn't a Phillips, but it was good.

Strikes Out Looking
04-29-2010, 10:34 PM
Joey Votto, hits into a Casey (I'm old school tonight) but Drew Stubbs scores. 1-0 Reds

Tom Servo
04-29-2010, 10:34 PM
Oswalt's up to 85 pitches.

Strikes Out Looking
04-29-2010, 10:35 PM
Rolen singles

SirFelixCat
04-29-2010, 10:35 PM
Stubbs singles to lead off the inning
Phillips singles, Stubbs to 3rd.

No outs, Votto up.

That didn't get enough love. He took 3rd on a short single to LF. Pure aggressive baserunning. Without it, the Reds don't score there. Great, great job by Stubbs!:thumbup:

Tom Servo
04-29-2010, 10:36 PM
Fox Sports Tennessee tells me to watch "Scott Rolen and the Reds". I like it.

nate
04-29-2010, 10:36 PM
That didn't get enough love. He took 3rd on a short single to LF. Pure aggressive baserunning. Without it, the Reds don't score there. Great, great job by Stubbs!:thumbup:

It was. Nice baserunning.

Strikes Out Looking
04-29-2010, 10:38 PM
Bruce ends the inning by grounding out. Reds 1 Astros 0

Lee Harvey Oswalt has shot 88 times for the Colt '45s through 5.

Strikes Out Looking
04-29-2010, 10:41 PM
Manzella k's, Oswalt pops up, Bourn grounds out. Reds 1 Astros 0, Bronson 71 pitches after 5.

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 10:45 PM
Some hard hit balls that inning off Oswalt. Pretty DP though to end it.

Strikes Out Looking
04-29-2010, 10:46 PM
Ocab grounds out, Nix singles and Hannigan hits into a dp. Reds 1 Astros 0 after 5.

Oswalt has thrown 96 pitches.

fugowitribe
04-29-2010, 10:47 PM
If Arroyo can get through this half unscathed, he is prime to set up a starter to closer scenario. My question is, Who do you bring in?

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 10:47 PM
That didn't get enough love. He took 3rd on a short single to LF. Pure aggressive baserunning. Without it, the Reds don't score there. Great, great job by Stubbs!:thumbup:

Stubbs was looking right at Lee there and not the 3rd base coach. Lee had his head down the whole time...Smart baserunning by Drew. Looked like Berry had the stop sign on too.

fugowitribe
04-29-2010, 10:48 PM
Shoulda never said anything...Jinxed it. Matsui with a single to center.

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 10:51 PM
If Arroyo can get through this half unscathed, he is prime to set up a starter to closer scenario. My question is, Who do you bring in?

Nah, CG shutout. :O) Or is that being greedy.

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 10:51 PM
KKKKKKK

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 10:54 PM
Bronson just doesn't know how to pitch to Berkman. Can't go in, can't go away.

Tom Servo
04-29-2010, 10:55 PM
yesiree!

fugowitribe
04-29-2010, 10:56 PM
Nice pitch to a hot hitter. Bronson is the Ace of this staff four out of every five starts.

Kc61
04-29-2010, 10:56 PM
Bronson just doesn't know how to pitch to Berkman. Can't go in, can't go away.

I thought the walk to Berkman was intentional. Arroyo is very smart out there. Would rather face Feliz. Worked that time.

Tom Servo
04-29-2010, 10:58 PM
Astros fans and players very excited about getting Bronson Arroyo out at 1st base.


Pretty sad.

edabbs44
04-29-2010, 10:58 PM
safe

oneupper
04-29-2010, 10:59 PM
Astros fans and players very excited about getting Bronson Arroyo out at 1st base.


Pretty sad.

I thought that play was really close.

Tom Servo
04-29-2010, 10:59 PM
I thought that play was really close.
Definately looked safe to me.

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 11:02 PM
I thought the walk to Berkman was intentional. Arroyo is very smart out there. Would rather face Feliz. Worked that time.

Oh, I agree. I'm just saying he doesn't know how to get Berkman OUT. Not letting him hurt you is just smart pitching.

Tom Servo
04-29-2010, 11:03 PM
Stubbs with another steal.

Tom Servo
04-29-2010, 11:07 PM
Votto crushes it :jump:

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 11:07 PM
VOTTO!! :jump:

3-0 Reds!!!

TheBurn
04-29-2010, 11:08 PM
:clap:

fugowitribe
04-29-2010, 11:08 PM
Nah, CG shutout. :O) Or is that being greedy.

Now he gets a shot for the CG shutout. JOEY VOTTO HOMERS to LF.

:jump:

mbgrayson
04-29-2010, 11:08 PM
Very nice Joey! Made a 'Stros fan lose his popcorn too!

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 11:09 PM
LOL. I was just about to post how bad Votto's looked at the plate lately. Really awkward swings. Shows what I know. *grin*

WVRedsFan
04-29-2010, 11:09 PM
Votto's big fly gives the Reds what they rarely have--a lead in a game Roy Oswalt pitches. Now, let's hold them.

Will M
04-29-2010, 11:10 PM
2 extra runs is really nice considering that there are 3 innings to go and that Coco has pitched the last two nights

fugowitribe
04-29-2010, 11:10 PM
Very nice Joey! Made a 'Stros fan lose his popcorn too!

Just saw the replay. Poor guy just threw $10 all over that short porch.

HeatherC1212
04-29-2010, 11:10 PM
THAT IS MY BOY! :jump:

*happy she randomly checked how the game was going during a commercial break of her other show because she got to see the HR* :D :D :D

Tom Servo
04-29-2010, 11:11 PM
Well, good thing we got those runs. Underpants hits a HR.

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 11:12 PM
Not a cheapie from Pence there. He got all of that one.

fugowitribe
04-29-2010, 11:12 PM
Daggonit!!!! Hunter Pence Homers to LF.

WVRedsFan
04-29-2010, 11:12 PM
2 extra runs is really nice considering that there are 3 innings to go and that Coco has pitched the last two nightsI'd be willing to bet that we have a reliever or two who could come in tonight and not create drama like "CoCo."

Of course, why is it when we have a big moment, our staff goes out and immediately melts down? Pence homers off Arroyo, 3-1.

fugowitribe
04-29-2010, 11:12 PM
Did he just foul a pitch of his cup?

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 11:13 PM
Did he just foul a pitch of his cup?

hehe. I was thinking the same thing.

mbgrayson
04-29-2010, 11:15 PM
Did he just foul a pitch of his cup?

Hate it when that happens...

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 11:16 PM
Herrera & Lincoln warming up

mbgrayson
04-29-2010, 11:16 PM
Lincoln and Herrera up in the pen...

edabbs44
04-29-2010, 11:17 PM
OC is like silk out there.

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 11:17 PM
Broken bat ground out to short but advances the runner to third for Bourn

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 11:17 PM
Crud. Double into the corner. 3-2 Reds.

mbgrayson
04-29-2010, 11:17 PM
Bronson at 100 pitches. Remember that his performance often falls off after 100.

As I write that, Bourn doubles in the second run...

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 11:18 PM
Here comes Dusty. I think Bronson's done.

Crummy last inning, but a VERY nice start. Good job Bronson.

Kc61
04-29-2010, 11:19 PM
Bronson at 100 pitches. Remember that his performance often falls off after 100.

As I write that, Bourn doubles in the second run...


Dusty left Arroyo in one batter too long.

edabbs44
04-29-2010, 11:20 PM
Dusty left Arroyo in one batter too long.

Dusty never hits it right on the nose.

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 11:21 PM
OC is like silk out there.

When the balls are in his "range" I agree. He's smooth out there. My beef with the guy is the fact that his range is so limited. Janish is just as smooth...but gets to a LOT more balls.

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 11:21 PM
Danny in to pitch in front of his friends & family.

Will M
04-29-2010, 11:21 PM
Dusty left Arroyo in one batter too long.

Dusty's bullpen management leaves a LOT to be desired. He had to leave him in too long because no one was up & near ready.

mbgrayson
04-29-2010, 11:22 PM
Don't like Kepp hitting our lefty Herrera....

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 11:22 PM
Dusty never hits it right on the nose.

I don't know any manager that does.

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 11:23 PM
Herrera looked sharp. Ground out to end the inning. Now let's play some add on!

mbgrayson
04-29-2010, 11:24 PM
Herrera was wonderful there. Gets Kepp on a routine 6-3 groundout.

The third pitch to Keppinger was a 65 mph screwball that broke 18" according to Gameday.

Kc61
04-29-2010, 11:25 PM
Dusty trusts his starters and likes to have them pitch deep into games. That time it seemed obvious that Arroyo was done and reliever should have pitched to Bourn.

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 11:25 PM
Dusty's bullpen management leaves a LOT to be desired. He had to leave him in too long because no one was up & near ready.

FSHouston showed both guys warming at the start of the inning. They could've been ready prior to that last ab. I think Dusty just wanted to let Bronson try to work out of it. He certainly deserved a shot to get out of it after his excellent outing.

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 11:26 PM
BRUUUUUUUUCE!!!! :jump:

4-2 reds. I love Byrdak. :O)

mbgrayson
04-29-2010, 11:26 PM
Jay Bruce!!!!!!!! Line drive HR to right....

TheBurn
04-29-2010, 11:26 PM
Yeah Bruce :clap:

Mario-Rijo
04-29-2010, 11:26 PM
Bruuuuuuccccceee! :beerme:

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 11:27 PM
Hard hit ball right at Feliz by Ocab.

Sea Ray
04-29-2010, 11:28 PM
Dusty's bullpen management leaves a LOT to be desired. He had to leave him in too long because no one was up & near ready.

It's not just Dusty. Astro fans could very well be saying that Oswalt was left in a batter too long. Thems the breaks. It's not an exact science

WVRedsFan
04-29-2010, 11:29 PM
Nix is the perfect hacker. He either connects or he looks silly at the plate.

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 11:29 PM
Pitching change. FEAR THE MANIGAN!!! :D

RedsManRick
04-29-2010, 11:30 PM
So it's still 4-2 in the top of the 9th, can we assume Dusty will bring out a completely gassed Cordero? If not, who?

Brutus
04-29-2010, 11:31 PM
So it's still 4-2 in the top of the 9th, can we assume Dusty will bring out a completely gassed Cordero? If not, who?

Mike Lincoln with a 2-inning save!

Oy.

Kc61
04-29-2010, 11:31 PM
Wonder which relievers will pitch the last two innings? Main guys are overused and tired. Rhodes hopefully will pitch.

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 11:31 PM
Lyon in. Gomes on deck

Kc61
04-29-2010, 11:31 PM
Rhodes is up in the pen.

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 11:31 PM
Rhodes warming up

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 11:34 PM
Lincoln in.

Masset & Rhodes still warming. I'd rather see Fisher instead of Masset warming
Then again...I'd prefer to see 2 innings from Lincoln

RedsManRick
04-29-2010, 11:35 PM
Lincoln in. Guess Dusty decided Rhodes vs. R-S-R probably wasn't a great idea. Or were you guys saying Rhodes as closer in the 9th?

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 11:37 PM
Where did THAT miss at?

RedsManRick
04-29-2010, 11:37 PM
Wow. Lyon gets strikes 6 inches off the plate but Lincoln can't get 'em on the black.

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 11:38 PM
Nice play Joey!

TheBurn
04-29-2010, 11:39 PM
Good job Linc!

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 11:39 PM
1-2-3 Lincoln. Nice job Mike!

mbgrayson
04-29-2010, 11:39 PM
Lincoln's not stinkin' tonight....

nate
04-29-2010, 11:39 PM
Nice job by Hot Rod and nice D by Votto.

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 11:40 PM
A little MORE breathing room would be nice. :O)

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 11:41 PM
Gomes trying to knock the train off it's tracks with that swing.

WVRedsFan
04-29-2010, 11:42 PM
Dusty is nuts. Codero again? Prepare to see that lead evaporate.

edabbs44
04-29-2010, 11:42 PM
Gomes getting smoked.

PuffyPig
04-29-2010, 11:42 PM
From the middle of last year to the middle of April, most posters wanted Walt to eat Lincoln's salary.

Now many are wanting to see a 2 inning save from the guy.

Lincoln should be nic-named "Stormy".

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 11:42 PM
Oh my. That was really bad.

Tom Servo
04-29-2010, 11:43 PM
How about Stubbs tonight? Hot damn.

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 11:43 PM
Stubbs has looked fantastic tonight!

Homer Bailey
04-29-2010, 11:43 PM
Stubbs has had a great series.

edabbs44
04-29-2010, 11:44 PM
From the middle of last year to the middle of April, most posters wanted Walt to eat Lincoln's salary.

Now many are wanting to see a 2 inning save from the guy.

Lincoln should be nic-named "Stormy".

Yeah, the word Lincoln usually was found shortly after the phrase "Willy T" in anti-Walt propaganda.

Homer Bailey
04-29-2010, 11:44 PM
Send him here.

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 11:44 PM
Wicked pitch there. 97 mph with tons of movement

LoganBuck
04-29-2010, 11:45 PM
Is Stubbs starting one of his blazing hot streaks?

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 11:46 PM
Stubbs with another theft

WVRedsFan
04-29-2010, 11:46 PM
Stubbs has had a great series.

You have to play Stubbs. There is no other viable option. In time, he will become a good player.

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 11:47 PM
Brandon works the walk. 2 on for Votto

RedsManRick
04-29-2010, 11:47 PM
I really hope Votto goes yard here just so Dusty will bring somebody else in to pitch the bottom besides Cordero.

WVRedsFan
04-29-2010, 11:48 PM
Ditto

HokieRed
04-29-2010, 11:49 PM
You have to play Stubbs. There is no other viable option. In time, he will become a good player.


Agree 100%. We'll have to suffer with him some but the upside is obvious.

TheBurn
04-29-2010, 11:50 PM
Loaded

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 11:50 PM
Votto with the free pass. Rolen Granny? :O)

WVRedsFan
04-29-2010, 11:52 PM
Massett now throwing. Katie bar the door !

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 11:53 PM
Nice catch by the ump. Caught the catchers mask on a line drive. :O)

Tom Servo
04-29-2010, 11:54 PM
darn

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 11:54 PM
Damn. 4-6-3 dp.

WVRedsFan
04-29-2010, 11:54 PM
What a missed opportunity. Hope it doesn't come back to haunt us on this night.

TheBurn
04-29-2010, 11:56 PM
Coco?

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 11:56 PM
Cordero

Don't care for this move at all. 3rd night in a row and his last outing was anything but short & quick

Single to left to start.

RedsManRick
04-29-2010, 11:56 PM
Cordero in for the 4th time in 5 nights. Keep your fingers crossed.

Tom Servo
04-29-2010, 11:56 PM
it begins

mbgrayson
04-29-2010, 11:56 PM
Cordero

All my fingers are crossed.....

Lead off single.

RedsManRick
04-29-2010, 11:57 PM
1 pitch, 1 hit. Here we go. Absolutely no bite on that slider. He better stick to the heat and hope he can throw enough strikes.

RedsManRick
04-29-2010, 11:59 PM
Back to back belt-high fastballs to Blum. He's playing with fire.

_Sir_Charles_
04-29-2010, 11:59 PM
He's got a great fastball though.

Tom Servo
04-29-2010, 11:59 PM
Yesiree :jump:

nate
04-29-2010, 11:59 PM
Reds win!

mbgrayson
04-29-2010, 11:59 PM
Sweep!

edabbs44
04-29-2010, 11:59 PM
Dusty is all knowing.

RedsManRick
04-29-2010, 11:59 PM
And a double play grounder to SS. Mmmmmmmm..... crow....

This one belongs to the Reds. Get out yer brooms!

_Sir_Charles_
04-30-2010, 12:00 AM
And this one belongs to the reds! SWEEEEEEEEEP!!! :O)

*waves hi to .500*

TheBurn
04-30-2010, 12:00 AM
Towles pops out to 2nd.
Blum GIDP.
Coco gets the job done!
:clap:

oneupper
04-30-2010, 12:00 AM
Oswalt defeated!

kbrake
04-30-2010, 12:00 AM
Great series. Hope it continues this weekend.

_Sir_Charles_
04-30-2010, 12:00 AM
Cordero should pitch EVERY night. Earn that salary! *grin*

Brutus
04-30-2010, 12:01 AM
"All right you guys let's listen up. We won a game yesterday. If we win one today, that's two in a row. We win one tomorrow, that's called a winning streak. It has happened before."

TheBurn
04-30-2010, 12:01 AM
Needed that outing by Arroyo. Solid.

mbgrayson
04-30-2010, 12:02 AM
Plus Cordero only threw 7 pitches....He will be ready for tomorrow.

Spring~Fields
04-30-2010, 12:02 AM
Final Cincinnati 4, Houston 2

:clap: Reds Sweep Houston. :clap:

Scoring Summary
Top 5th: Cincinnati
Votto grounded into double play shortstop to first, D. Stubbs scored, B. Phillips out at second

Top 7th: Cincinnati
Votto homered to left, D. Stubbs scored

Bot 7th: Houston
H. Pence homered to deep left
M. Bourn doubled to left, T. Manzella scored

Top 8th: Cincinnati
J. Bruce homered to deep right

PuffyPig
04-30-2010, 12:07 AM
Dusty is nuts. Codero again? Prepare to see that lead evaporate.

Cordero pitches every save opportunity. It's one strategy that Baker employs which works vvirtually always.

Over the last year plus a month, we've lost 2 games in which we have a lead after 8 innings.

Our 8 inning leads virtually never evaporate.

FWIW, he had saves in 4 consecutive games twice last year.

Will M
04-30-2010, 12:07 AM
great game.

as to Coco: i too wasn't happy to see him out there again. his histrory is such that he tends to really struggle when asked to pitch 3 nights in a row. tonight he got the job done.

Bruce is really hitting the ball well. those lazy flyballs of 2009 seem to be gone. its line drive after line drive.

WVRedsFan
04-30-2010, 12:12 AM
It's ironic that as we once again reach .500, we have to play St. Louis at their place. There is no justice in this world. The Reds are now 5-5 on the road and 6-6 at home, so maybe we'll at least win the series. Cueto vs. Penny (he of the 0.94 ERA) in the first game. We'll see.

Caveat Emperor
04-30-2010, 12:15 AM
Eh -- it's a long season. This team just needs to hover around .500 and keep themselves close enough to make a run later in the year.

I love beating the Cardinals, but it won't be the end of the world if they go to STL and drop 2 of 3. You can do that when you really beat up on the teams you're supposed to beat.

_Sir_Charles_
04-30-2010, 12:17 AM
Wow. What are the odds of THAT happening. The HR's from Votto & Pence both landed in the same fan's beer in the same inning. The first one knocked his beer out of his hands. He got a new one...and the second one hit it dead on. I didn't notice it, but the FSHouston guys just showed it. Unreal.

WVRedsFan
04-30-2010, 12:25 AM
Wow. What are the odds of THAT happening. The HR's from Votto & Pence both landed in the same fan's beer in the same inning. The first one knocked his beer out of his hands. He got a new one...and the second one hit it dead on. I didn't notice it, but the FSHouston guys just showed it. Unreal.
As expensive as ballpark beer is, I think I'd have moved :). Or at least saw it coming and gotten out of the way.

HokieRed
04-30-2010, 12:30 AM
As expensive as ballpark beer is, I think I'd have moved :). Or at least saw it coming and gotten out of the way.


Surely the Astros must have bought him a couple of brews!

Sea Ray
04-30-2010, 12:32 AM
Oswalt defeated!

Think the jinx is really over? We won three of his four starts last year even though he got no decisions in all of them

HeatherC1212
04-30-2010, 12:37 AM
Hmm, I think this photo proves that I can see the future......LOL ;)

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s206/IH8SIU1/broom_big.jpg

reds44
04-30-2010, 04:13 AM
Sweeps are cool.

_Sir_Charles_
04-30-2010, 10:09 AM
Surely the Astros must have bought him a couple of brews!

They did. That was the other thing the announcers said. Kinda nice. What sucks is he didn't get the ball either time. LOL.