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Chip R
05-09-2010, 01:26 PM
No Hanigan again today

1. Caberera 6,
2. Phillips 4,
3. Votto 3,
4. Rolen 5,
5. Bruce 9,
6. Gomes 7,
7. Stubbs 8,
8. Hernandez
9. Leake

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 02:11 PM
Theriot grounds out to Leake. 1 out.

RedsManRick
05-09-2010, 02:11 PM
Perhaps we should keep a running GB total...

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 02:12 PM
No Hanigan...but more importantly...no Janish. I really see a need for him with the groundballing Leake on the bump.

nate
05-09-2010, 02:12 PM
Chat is open!

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 02:13 PM
Nice pitch. Fukodome strikes out swinging. 2 outs.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 02:14 PM
K

RedsManRick
05-09-2010, 02:14 PM
There's just a sense of confidence with Leake. "I'm going to throw my stuff and whatever happens, happens." Hardly dominant, just quite effective.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 02:15 PM
Another great pitch. Lee strikes out looking on a pitch right on the outside corner. 0-0 mid 1st.

RedsManRick
05-09-2010, 02:15 PM
It doesn't matter how hard you throw. Movement on the outside black is tough to hit. Agreed on the Janish point.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 02:15 PM
KK

Solid 1st from Leake. Keep it rollin' kid!

mbgrayson
05-09-2010, 02:16 PM
Cubs 1st:

Theriot grounds out to Leake
Fukudome strikes out swinging
Lee strikes out looking

No score after one half inning.

Leake at 16 pitches.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 02:17 PM
It doesn't matter how hard you throw. Movement on the outside black is tough to hit. Agreed on the Janish point.

Yep. I still find it kind of incredible that there was so much debate on who should've made the club between Leake, Chapman & Wood. Control alone is the difference maker IMO.

RedsManRick
05-09-2010, 02:20 PM
Wow, what a horrible pitch to chase for the strike out. It bounced a foot wide of the plate...

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 02:20 PM
Cabrera strikes out swinging on what would have been ball 4. 9 pitch AB.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 02:20 PM
What were you swinging at OCab? Goodness.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 02:21 PM
Gotta show some patience. Dempster's all over the place early on.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 02:22 PM
Phillips walks.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 02:23 PM
Brandon takes the free pass. 1 down, 1 on with Vottomatic approaching the dish

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 02:23 PM
Votto flies out to the warning track in left.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 02:23 PM
Warning track power. What a hacker. Trade 'em! :O)

Ron Madden
05-09-2010, 02:24 PM
Dempster walks both Cabrera and Phillips but Cabrera refuses the offer.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 02:25 PM
Rolen strikes out swinging. 0-0 after 1.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 02:25 PM
Rolen K's on 3 pitches. He really seems to be scuffling lately. Pretty much since the switch to the 4 slot.

mbgrayson
05-09-2010, 02:25 PM
Reds 1st:

Cabrerra Ks swinging at a bad pitch.
Phillips walks.
Votto flies out to the warning track in left.
Rolen Ks swinging on a 92 mph fastball.

Dempster at 19 pitches.

After 1 inning, Reds 0 Cubs 0.

Ron Madden
05-09-2010, 02:27 PM
Good job with the end of the inning recaps mbgrayson. :thumbup:

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 02:28 PM
Byrd lines out to right.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 02:29 PM
Ramirez strikes out swinging. 3 Ks for Leake.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 02:29 PM
Should I post a picture of a guy in a sheet here? Or just suffice with....

K #3!

Yeah, I'll stay well away from those ugly references.

6 up...6 down. Leake looking solid..again. 25 pitches? Nice

Raisor
05-09-2010, 02:29 PM
Rolen K's on 3 pitches. He really seems to be scuffling lately. Pretty much since the switch to the 4 slot.

Good catch

45 PA's in the cleanup spot this year.

.231 .289 .359 .648

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 02:30 PM
Colvin grounds out to 2nd. 0-0 mid 2nd.

mbgrayson
05-09-2010, 02:30 PM
Cubs 2nd:

Byrd lines out to Bruce.
Ramirez Ks swinging a 79 mph slider.
Colvin grounds out 4-3.

Leake at 25 pitches thru two.

No score.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 02:31 PM
25 pitches (18 strikes, 7 balls) for Leake

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 02:31 PM
Good catch

45 PA's in the cleanup spot this year.

.231 .289 .359 .648

I hadn't actually looked at the numbers, but it doesn't surprise me. Hopefully he turns it around soon.

Ron Madden
05-09-2010, 02:32 PM
I'd still like to see Jay Bruce hit 4th.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 02:33 PM
Bruce lines a double to right.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 02:33 PM
I find myself giggling when I glimpse that batting average for Leake. :O)

BRUUUUUCE! Leadoff double!

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 02:34 PM
I'd still like to see Jay Bruce hit 4th.

I think he'd fit fine there, but I know they won't like to have Jay & Joey back to back.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 02:35 PM
Gomes doubles off the wall in left. 1-0 Reds!

TheBurn
05-09-2010, 02:35 PM
Jonny Boy en fuego... :clap:

Homer Bailey
05-09-2010, 02:35 PM
Gomes! Continues to hit!

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 02:35 PM
GOMES! Double off the wall to score Bruce! 1-0 Redlegs.

He's now 9 for his last 14

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 02:36 PM
Gomes steals 3rd. No one was paying attention he takes off with Ramirez in for the bunt.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 02:36 PM
Smart! Gomes swipes third because nobody was covering third! Nice!

edabbs44
05-09-2010, 02:36 PM
Jonny G injecting some life.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 02:36 PM
Stubbs grounds out to short. 2-0 Reds.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 02:37 PM
2-0 Reds. Barely got Stubbs on the ground out but Gomes scores.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 02:38 PM
Hernandez singles to right.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 02:38 PM
Razor with a single past Lee

TheBurn
05-09-2010, 02:39 PM
WOW! Leake made that happen by running hard on the bunt!
Great job!

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 02:39 PM
Perfect bunt by Leake. Dempster throws the ball away. Runners on 2nd and 3rd.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 02:39 PM
LOL! I love it! Bunt down the 1st base line. Dempster get it and then tosses it away! 2nd & 3rd one down.

OCab pops it up. Crud. 2 down.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 02:40 PM
Cabrera chases another pitch and pops out to 2nd.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 02:42 PM
Phillips strikes out swinging. 2-0 Reds after 2.

TheBurn
05-09-2010, 02:42 PM
Oh man... I don't think Dempster threw ONE strike to BP.

mbgrayson
05-09-2010, 02:42 PM
Reds 2nd:

Bruce lines a double down the right field line.
Gomes doubles off the left-center wall, Bruce scores.
With Stubbs faking a bunt, Gomes steals third while ARam was charging in.
Stubbs bounces out to short, Gomes scores.
Hernandez grounds a seeing eye single through the right side hole.
Leake hits perfect bunt down first, then Dempster throws it away, runners on second and third, one out.
Cabrerra swings at the 1st pitch, and pops out to 2nd.
Phillips Ks on a check swing.

Demster already at 41 pitches.

After two innings, Reds 2, Cubs 0.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 02:42 PM
Phillips k's on a ball a foot outside.

Ron Madden
05-09-2010, 02:44 PM
The Reds are helping Dempster out by swinging at some pretty bad pitches.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 02:46 PM
Castro strikes out swinging. 4 Ks for Leake

Homer Bailey
05-09-2010, 02:46 PM
Mike Leake is silly.

K's Castro makes him look stupid.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 02:46 PM
Leake is just a joy to watch. It's so refreshing to see a pitcher work as quickly as he does.

And with that said....KKKK

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 02:47 PM
Hill grounds out to 1st. 2 outs.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 02:47 PM
Groundball to Votto. 2 down

TheBurn
05-09-2010, 02:47 PM
Leake is just a joy to watch. It's so refreshing to see a pitcher work as quickly as he does.
Couldn't agree more...

Homer Bailey
05-09-2010, 02:48 PM
5 K's for Leake!

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 02:48 PM
Dempster strikes out swinging. 5 Ks for Leake. 2-0 Reds mid 3rd.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 02:48 PM
KKKKK

9 up, 9 down. He's a machine. :O)

WebScorpion
05-09-2010, 02:48 PM
I know it's still early in the season, but this lineup has 4 .300+ hitters and Leake is going through them like a hot knife through butter. :thumbup:

Meanwhile, Dempster remains Dempster. If you're hacking he'll get you out...if you make him pitch, he suffers.

mbgrayson
05-09-2010, 02:48 PM
Cubs 3rd:

Castro Ks swinging at an outside breaking ball
Hill grounds out, Votto to Leake.
Dempster Ks swinging on three pitches.

Leake at 38 pitches thru three innings, with 5 Ks. Wow.

Reds up 2-0

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 02:49 PM
38 pitches (28 strikes, 10 balls) for Leake through 3.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 02:50 PM
With his temperment, I just don't see Leake struggling for long. He may have an off night occasionally, but he seems like the type that would make a great golfer. Short memory and cool & easy temperment.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 02:51 PM
Votto grounds out to 2nd.

Ron Madden
05-09-2010, 02:51 PM
Leake looks better facing the Cubs for the second time than he did the first time.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 02:51 PM
Rolen grounds out to 3rd on the first pitch. 2 outs.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 02:52 PM
Rolen, 1st pitch hacking. *sigh*

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 02:53 PM
Bruce walks.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 02:54 PM
Bruce looking very good at the dish lately. Draws another walk.

Ron Madden
05-09-2010, 02:54 PM
I like Jay Bruce.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 02:55 PM
Has Dempster thrown a single fastball in the zone yet? Sheesh

Homer Bailey
05-09-2010, 02:56 PM
Marlon Byrd diving catch takes another hit away from Gomes.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 02:56 PM
Darn. Nice catch by Byrd.

TheBurn
05-09-2010, 02:56 PM
Great catch by Byrd!

mbgrayson
05-09-2010, 02:56 PM
Reds 3rd:

Votto grounds out to second.
Rolen swings at 1st pitch, grounds out to third.
Bruce walks.
Gomes flies out to a diving Byrd.

Dempster at 56 pitches.

After three innings, Reds 2, Cubs 0.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 02:56 PM
Byrd makes a diving catch to end the inning. 2-0 Reds after 3.

Ron Madden
05-09-2010, 02:56 PM
Nice play by Byrd to rob Gomes of another hit.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 02:58 PM
1 pitch, 1 out. I guess that's "somewhat" efficient. :O)

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 02:59 PM
Theriot lined out to right on the first pitch.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 02:59 PM
Fukodome walks.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 03:00 PM
Bye-bye perfecto

Fukodome walks

TheBurn
05-09-2010, 03:01 PM
Nice DP to get out of the inning!

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 03:01 PM
DP. 12 up, 12 down!

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 03:01 PM
Lee grounds into a 5-4-3 DP. 2-0 Reds mid 4th

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 03:02 PM
47 pitches (31 strikes, 16 balls) for Leake through 4.

Ron Madden
05-09-2010, 03:02 PM
That was one hell of a turn by Phillips on that DP!

Brutus
05-09-2010, 03:02 PM
I absolutely love this kid. Seriously, he's a pitcher.

mbgrayson
05-09-2010, 03:03 PM
Cubs 4th:

Theriot lines out to Bruce.
Fukudome walks (Goodbye perfect game).
Lee grounds into a 5-4-3 doubleplay.

Leake at 47 pitches thru 4 innings.

Reds 2, Cubs 0.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 03:04 PM
Stubbs grounds out to short. 1 out.

Ron Madden
05-09-2010, 03:05 PM
That Castro kid's got a good arm.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 03:06 PM
Hernandez walks.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 03:08 PM
Leake may been hit in the hand on the bunt attempt

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 03:08 PM
Looks like it just missed his hand.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 03:10 PM
Leake gronnds into a 6-4 FC.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 03:11 PM
Cabrera strikes out swinging. 2-0 Reds after 4.

mbgrayson
05-09-2010, 03:12 PM
Reds 4th:

Stubbs grounds to deep short, out by a hair at first.
Hernandez walks.
Leake bounces into a fielders choice at short.
Cabrerra Ks on a foul tip check swing.

Dempster at 77 pitches.

After 4 innings, Reds 2, Cubs 0.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 03:14 PM
Byrd grounds out to 3rd.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 03:15 PM
Nice play by Cabrera. 2 outs.

TheBurn
05-09-2010, 03:16 PM
Cubs announcers calling Leake a "mini-Bronson Arroyo"...
Nice play by O-Cab!

Ron Madden
05-09-2010, 03:16 PM
Nice play by OC!

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 03:17 PM
Colvin strikes out swinging. 6 Ks for Leake. 2-0 Reds mid 5th.

TheBurn
05-09-2010, 03:17 PM
Helluva pitch to get Colvin swinging! :clap:

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 03:17 PM
57 pitches (37 strikes, 20 balls) for Leake through 5.

HeatherC1212
05-09-2010, 03:18 PM
Cubs announcers calling Leake a "mini-Bronson Arroyo"...
Nice play by O-Cab!

KittyDuran and I started calling him Baby Bronson at a game a few weeks ago, LOL :laugh:

Leake looks awesome today. I hope he can keep that up and it would be awesome if he could get a complete game today. :D

mbgrayson
05-09-2010, 03:18 PM
Cubs 5th:

Byrd grounds out to Rolen, nice play!
Ramirez hits a hard one hopper to Cabrerra, out at first. Nice.
Colvin Ks swinging on 3 pitches.

Leake now at 57 pitches, 6 Ks, 1 BB, and 0 hits thru 5 innings pitched.

After four and a half, Reds 2, Cubs 0.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 03:20 PM
Phillips flies out to center.
Votto strikes out swinging.

HeatherC1212
05-09-2010, 03:21 PM
I hate that thing Dempster does with his glove before he pitches. It just makes him look like a dork.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 03:22 PM
Rolen grounds out to 2nd. 2-0 Reds after 5.

mbgrayson
05-09-2010, 03:22 PM
Reds 5th:

Phillips flies out to centerfield.
Votto Ks swinging on a low change.
Rolen grounds out to 2nd.

Dempster at 86 pitches.

After five, Reds 2, Cubs 0.

HeatherC1212
05-09-2010, 03:23 PM
If they can run Dempster's pitch count up in the next inning, they could get him out and attack the Cubs bullpen again. That was just good fun last night. :D

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 03:24 PM
Close play at first. Infield hit for Castro.

TheBurn
05-09-2010, 03:24 PM
There goes the no-no... :p:

Homer Bailey
05-09-2010, 03:24 PM
Rule it an error!

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 03:25 PM
Hill fouls out to 3rd. 1 out.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 03:26 PM
Dempster sacrifices the runner to 2nd.

CTA513
05-09-2010, 03:27 PM
Scott Olsen and Jared Weaver probably started a thread talking about his no hitter before Leake gave up that hit.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 03:28 PM
Theriot grounds out to short. 2-0 Reds mid 6th.

mbgrayson
05-09-2010, 03:28 PM
Cubs 6th:

Castro beats out an infield single up the middle. Nice try by Phillips, goodbye no hitter.
Hill pops out to Rolen in foul territory.
Dempster sacrifices Castro to 2nd.
Theriot grounds out to Cabrerra.

Leake now at 68 pitches.

After five and a half, Reds 2, Cubs 0.

TheBurn
05-09-2010, 03:28 PM
Cabrera slips... but still gets Theriot out at 1st. Nicely done.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 03:28 PM
68 pitches (46 strikes, 22 balls) for Leake through 6.

HeatherC1212
05-09-2010, 03:29 PM
At this fast rate the game will be over by 3 PM this afternoon, LOL :laugh:

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 03:31 PM
Bruce flies out to center.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 03:33 PM
Gomes strikes out swinging. 2 outs.

Ron Madden
05-09-2010, 03:34 PM
Hard to believe Dempster is still in there with his lack of control today.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 03:35 PM
Stubbs strikes out swinging. 7 Ks for Dempster. 2-0 Reds after 6.

mbgrayson
05-09-2010, 03:35 PM
Reds 6th:

Bruce flies out to fairly deep center.
Gomes Ks swinging.
Stubbs Ks swinging at a high fastball.

Dempster now at 101 pitches.

Reds up 2-0.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 03:37 PM
Hard to believe Dempster is still in there with his lack of control today.

Reds are helping him out considerably

Ron Madden
05-09-2010, 03:37 PM
Reds 6th:

Bruce flies out to fairly deep center.
Gomes Ks swinging.
Stubbs Ks swinging at a high fastball.

Dempster now at 101 pitches.

Reds up 2-0.

Reds have swung at some awful pitches today.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 03:37 PM
Fukodome grounds out to 2nd.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 03:38 PM
Is it just me, or does it look like Leake's uniform is about 10-12 sizes too large for him. :O) Those could be Prince Fielder's pants.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 03:38 PM
Great catch by Votto!

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 03:38 PM
WOW! Joey climbs the ladder!

Ron Madden
05-09-2010, 03:39 PM
Votto nice grab!

HeatherC1212
05-09-2010, 03:39 PM
JOEY!!!! That was awesome! I think he surprised himself there, LOL :laugh:

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 03:39 PM
Juuuuuuust a bit outside.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 03:40 PM
Byrd doubles to right center.

HeatherC1212
05-09-2010, 03:40 PM
The Reds are putting on a web gem show again today. BTW-The Reds had two web gems last night on BBTN: A play by Brandon Phillips and Jay throwing the guy out at home. :D

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 03:40 PM
Double in the gap for Byrd

RedsManRick
05-09-2010, 03:41 PM
There's not very much of a gap between Stubbs and Bruce, but Byrd found it.

WVRedsFan
05-09-2010, 03:41 PM
Juuuuuuust a bit outside.Speaking of Uecker, anyone hear how his surgery went?

Puffy
05-09-2010, 03:41 PM
Marlon Byrd can play.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 03:42 PM
Sheesh. A slow nubber that stays fair.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 03:42 PM
Speaking of Uecker, anyone hear how his surgery went?Surgery went well. His rull recovery will take about 3 months

RedsManRick
05-09-2010, 03:43 PM
Dribbler down the line for A-Ram. Not much could've been done.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 03:43 PM
Infield hit by Ramirez. 1st and 3rd.

Ron Madden
05-09-2010, 03:43 PM
Marlon Byrd can play.

He's doing better than I thought he would, so far.

RedsManRick
05-09-2010, 03:43 PM
First run scores on a wild pitch. 2nd and 3rd on a HR. That hurts.

HeatherC1212
05-09-2010, 03:43 PM
DANGIT. :bang:

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 03:44 PM
Byrd scores on a wild pitch. They almost had him at the plate. 2-1 Reds. Runner on 2nd.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 03:44 PM
2-1 Reds. Ball squirts away from Ramon. I'm not sure, he might've been out there.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 03:44 PM
Damn. 3-2 Cubs. Colvin dinger.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 03:44 PM
Colvin homers to right. 3-2 Cubs.

TheBurn
05-09-2010, 03:45 PM
Wow... what a shame. I feel bad for Leake!

CTA513
05-09-2010, 03:45 PM
That fell apart pretty fast.

Kc61
05-09-2010, 03:45 PM
I don't know why Leake was left in against that lefty hitter. Rhodes seemed perfect for that spot. Disappointing.

HeatherC1212
05-09-2010, 03:45 PM
THAT sucks and it still irks me to hear so many cheers for the stupid Cubs at the Reds ballpark. :rant:

mbgrayson
05-09-2010, 03:46 PM
Cubs 7th:

Fukudome grounds out right to Phillips.
Lee lines to a leaping Votto at 1st. Great catch.
Byrd doubles to the right-centerfield gap.
Ramirez singles on a slow roller to Rolen at third. Byrd to third.
Wild pitch by Leake, Byrd scores, Ramirez to second.
Colvin hits a line drive HR down the RF line.
Castro grounds out to Cabrerra.

Leake now at 91 pitches.

Reds 2, Cubs 3 after six and a half.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 03:46 PM
Come on. Put some runs on the board! This kid deserves the W here.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 03:47 PM
Castro grounds out to short. 3-2 Cubs mid 7th. Reds need some runs. Leake pitched so well it would be a shame for him to take a loss today.

Ron Madden
05-09-2010, 03:47 PM
I don't know why Leake was left in against that lefty hitter. Rhodes seemed perfect for that spot. Disappointing.

I would have stayed with Leake.

WVRedsFan
05-09-2010, 03:47 PM
Ah, the perils of an anemic offense (even though they scored 14 last night). Putting young pitchers in the position of having to be too fine. Leake was not tired--he just made a mistake.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 03:47 PM
Anybody see a replay on that play at home? He looked out to me.

HeatherC1212
05-09-2010, 03:47 PM
PLEASE get some runs here for Leake, even if it's only one run to tie it up, because it would totally suck for him to take a loss today.

RedsManRick
05-09-2010, 03:48 PM
I don't know why Leake was left in against that lefty hitter. Rhodes seemed perfect for that spot. Disappointing.

You want to pull your starter who has been dominant through his first 85 pitches because he gave up a double and dribbler and is facing an opposite-handed rookie? Harsh.

HokieRed
05-09-2010, 03:49 PM
Ah, the perils of an anemic offense (even though they scored 14 last night). Putting young pitchers in the position of having to be too fine. Leake was not tired--he just made a mistake.

Exactly. We should have put the game away in the 2nd inning.

Chip R
05-09-2010, 03:49 PM
You want to pull your starter who has been dominant at 85 pitches because he gave up a double and dribbler and is facing an opposite handed rookie? Harsh.

With no one warming up too.

mbgrayson
05-09-2010, 03:49 PM
I don't know why Leake was left in against that lefty hitter. Rhodes seemed perfect for that spot. Disappointing.

Gotta disagree this time. Leake had been pitching very well, and his pitch count is very reasonable. Colvin looked bad against Leake the first 2 ABs.... oh well.

mth123
05-09-2010, 03:49 PM
Ah, the perils of an anemic offense (even though they scored 14 last night). Putting young pitchers in the position of having to be too fine. Leake was not tired--he just made a mistake.

I wasn't even thinking about them taking him out, but they stung 3 balls off of him that inning. The ball that Votto caught was a liner, Byrd's double up he gap and the HR. They need to watch really close from here out.

RedsManRick
05-09-2010, 03:50 PM
PLEASE get some runs here for Leake, even if it's only one run to tie it up, because it would totally suck for him to take a loss today.

Harang's luck has to go somewhere, right?

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 03:50 PM
I still like our chances with the Cubs pen coming up soon.

TheNext44
05-09-2010, 03:50 PM
Anybody see a replay on that play at home? He looked out to me.

He looked safe to me when I watched on my TiVo slow mo, but it's not the best resolution.

RedsManRick
05-09-2010, 03:51 PM
I wasn't even thinking about them taking him out, but the stung 3 balls off of him that inning. The ball that Votto caught was a liner, Byrd's double up he gap and the HR. They need to watch really close from here out.

And Colvin's HR was a on a change up at the knees. He was throwing poorly -- just getting hit. That dribbler gets hit a little harder (or rolls foul) and he's likely out of the inning.

Kc61
05-09-2010, 03:51 PM
You want to pull your starter who has been dominant through his first 85 pitches because he gave up a double and dribbler and is facing an opposite-handed rookie? Harsh.

Watching Leake this season, he seems to lose a bit when he gets deep into the ballgame. Just my observation, others may disagree.

In that spot, against the lefty, I would have gone with Rhodes, Masset, Coco.

Particularly given Leake's relative inexperience.

Still, not a tragedy, maybe Reds can come back.

Hernandez doubles so maybe they are coming back.

TheBurn
05-09-2010, 03:51 PM
Ramon spanked that ball all the way to the wall!

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 03:51 PM
Hernandez doubles to left.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 03:51 PM
Juuuuusst missed that one Razor! Double high off the wall. He smoked that!

Leake hitting. Heck he's hitting better than any of our pinch hitters...why not?

flyer85
05-09-2010, 03:52 PM
ought to PR for Hernandez

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 03:52 PM
Leake bunts. A 2-5 FC.

RedsManRick
05-09-2010, 03:52 PM
Anybody see a replay on that play at home? He looked out to me.

Based on where Leake's glove was, it was impossible for the tag to be applied before his foot hit the plate.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 03:52 PM
Crud. Decent bunt by Leake...but a really nice play by the cubs catcher to get Ramon at third.

flyer85
05-09-2010, 03:52 PM
the stupidty is amazing

WVRedsFan
05-09-2010, 03:52 PM
Stupid, stupid play to try to move Ramon over as slow as he is. Just ignorant.

redsfaninbsg
05-09-2010, 03:53 PM
Dusty has left a lot to be desired in this game.

RedsManRick
05-09-2010, 03:53 PM
This just in, Dusty, making outs on purpose usually isn't a good idea. Worst case scenario if you let him swing is a guy on 2nd with the top of your lineup coming up.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 03:53 PM
ought to PR for Hernandez

Good call.

Homer Bailey
05-09-2010, 03:53 PM
Ramon was safe. Ramirez missed his leg on the tag and got him on the groin, and by then, his foot was on the bag. Bad call.

TheNext44
05-09-2010, 03:54 PM
RH looked safe on the replay. But the ball beat him and it was a bad bunt

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 03:54 PM
Cabrera singles to right. 1st and 2nd.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 03:54 PM
Ocab with a single to right. 1st & 2nd now.

flyer85
05-09-2010, 03:54 PM
Good call.

it was a no-brainer, unless you don't have one.

TheNext44
05-09-2010, 03:54 PM
ought to PR for Hernandez

If you're going to bunt, you have to pinch run for RH.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 03:54 PM
Heisey pinch running for Leake

redsfaninbsg
05-09-2010, 03:54 PM
If the Reds don't win this game it will haunt them for weeks. This game is on Dusty, leaving Leake in to pitch then leaving him into bunt. Now, he's pinch running for Leake............ What in the hell is going on?

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 03:55 PM
What's Dempster's pitch count up to? Seems like he's around 150 or so.

Heisey PR'ing for Leake....little late there Dusty.

RedsManRick
05-09-2010, 03:55 PM
Considering how well Leake has swung the bat this year, I'm really disappointed that Dusty has completely taken the bat out of his hands.

And now Leake is done for the day. Brilliant move there Dusty -- couldn't you have just brought Heisey in to hit to begin with?

Kc61
05-09-2010, 03:55 PM
ought to PR for Hernandez

Good call.

Now a base hit by Cabrera, so that whole bunt episode may have been costly.

Heisey will run for Leake.

First and second, one out, Reds down one.

Phillips and Votto coming up.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 03:55 PM
Fantastic start by Leake: 7IP, 4H, 3ER, 1BB, 6 K.

flyer85
05-09-2010, 03:55 PM
If you're going to bunt, you have to pinch run for RH.

it isn't even a hard decision, Dusty must have been switching out a toothpick

CrackerJack
05-09-2010, 03:55 PM
Wow, just wow, how many close games does Dusty cost a team per year?

Can only hope his luck holds up here despite really poor managing decisions time and time again it seems.

TheBurn
05-09-2010, 03:56 PM
What's Dempster's pitch count up to? Seems like he's around 150 or so.

Heisey PR'ing for Leake....little late there Dusty.

111

RedsManRick
05-09-2010, 03:56 PM
Phillips almost hits in to a Phillips. Let's go Joey!

HeatherC1212
05-09-2010, 03:56 PM
Come on Joey!!!

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 03:56 PM
Phillips grounds into a 3-6 FC. Runners on 1st and 3rd with 2 outs. Dempster at 110 pitches.

flyer85
05-09-2010, 03:56 PM
The Dugout Dice came up pinch runner for the wrong guy, makes you wonder if there is anything at all going on up there

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 03:57 PM
Wow. He's leaving Dempster in for Votto?

flyer85
05-09-2010, 03:57 PM
I don't mind the bunt but to leave your slowest runner out on 2nd base is inviting what happened.

HeatherC1212
05-09-2010, 03:57 PM
JOEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :jump:

Homer Bailey
05-09-2010, 03:58 PM
VOTTO!

RedsManRick
05-09-2010, 03:58 PM
VOTTOMATIC!

mth123
05-09-2010, 03:58 PM
Joey!!!!

redsfaninbsg
05-09-2010, 03:58 PM
Votto saves Dusty's ass.

TheBurn
05-09-2010, 03:58 PM
VOTTO with the 3-run blast! :clap:

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 03:58 PM
There it is!!!! Votto homers to right. 5-3 Reds!!!

CrackerJack
05-09-2010, 03:58 PM
Hmm, I hear fireworks here in Newport. :)

TheNext44
05-09-2010, 03:58 PM
All part of Dusty's brilliant plan. :)

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 03:58 PM
:jump: VOTTOMATIC!!!!! 5-3 Redlegs

"don't worry Mike...I've got your back" ~ Joey Votto

Red in Chicago
05-09-2010, 03:58 PM
wow, votto's hr is on lou...thanks

WVRedsFan
05-09-2010, 03:58 PM
Vottomatic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Beat them Crubbies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

flyer85
05-09-2010, 03:58 PM
Votto pulls a pair of nuts out of the fire

HeatherC1212
05-09-2010, 03:58 PM
THAT was awesome! I think that was Joey's way of telling Dempster, "Yeah, I'm done with you today. Time for you to go now." :laugh:

Ron Madden
05-09-2010, 03:58 PM
Good Lord, we needed that! Thanks Joey.

TheBurn
05-09-2010, 03:59 PM
Leake soon to be 3-0 maybe? :D

CrackerJack
05-09-2010, 03:59 PM
God bless Joey Votto and his bat of gold.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 03:59 PM
Curtain call for Votto

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 03:59 PM
Good move by Lou to leave Dempster in. :O)

membengal
05-09-2010, 03:59 PM
So glad for the Reds. And for Leake. He deserves the W for today.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 03:59 PM
Rolen pops out to 2nd. 5-3 Reds after 7.

RedsManRick
05-09-2010, 04:00 PM
Or as my GF says... Domo arrigato, Mr. Joe Votto!

mbgrayson
05-09-2010, 04:00 PM
Reds 7th:

Hernandez doubles off the left field wall.
Leake bunts into a fielder's choice, Hernandez called out at third (he was actually safe).
Cabrerra singles to right. Dusty puts Heisey at 2nd to pinch run for Leake.
Phillips bounces to first, fielders choice at second. Runners on the corners, 2 outs.
Votto HRs deep into the sundeck!!!! Sweet!
Rolen pops out to Theriot in short right.

Dempster at 113 pitches, a couple too many ;)

Reds 5, Cubs 3.

Kc61
05-09-2010, 04:00 PM
Rolen is in a bit of a slump. Offensively, he doesn't slump defensively.

RedsManRick
05-09-2010, 04:01 PM
Got to love it when one manager's stupidity trumps the other's.

HeatherC1212
05-09-2010, 04:01 PM
I really wish it was the top of the 9th instead of the top of the 8th. Come on bullpen! :eek:

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 04:02 PM
Masset in to pitch

Mario-Rijo
05-09-2010, 04:02 PM
Didn't even know what was going on in the game (was at moms house for the holiday, they were watching movies). Walk in as Lou headed out to the mound and wham Yardwork Votto, fun game so far for me. :D

TheNext44
05-09-2010, 04:02 PM
Considering how well Leake has swung the bat this year, I'm really disappointed that Dusty has completely taken the bat out of his hands.

And now Leake is done for the day. Brilliant move there Dusty -- couldn't you have just brought Heisey in to hit to begin with?

It's moot now, but if Leake gets the bunt down, he stays in the game most likely. Pinch running for Leake on second is a smart move, but a residual effect of the bad bunt and the bad decision not to pinch run for RH. I think Dusty really wanted to keep Leake in the game.

Not pinch running for RH was really the only dumb thing in that inning, but it was a big dumb thing, and if not for Votto, would have cost the Reds a possible win.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 04:02 PM
Masset on the bump

Great outing for the kid...simply stunning stuff.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2010, 04:03 PM
I really wish it was the top of the 9th instead of the top of the 8th. Come on bullpen! :eek:

You're looking at it the wrong way...we have more chances against the CUBS BULLPEN. :D

Ron Madden
05-09-2010, 04:04 PM
Got to love it when one manager's stupidity trumps the other's.

There's not a whole lot of diffrence in the way Dusty and Lou think.

Ron Madden
05-09-2010, 04:05 PM
It's moot now, but if Leake gets the bunt down, he stays in the game most likely. Pinch running for Leake on second is a smart move, but a residual effect of the bad bunt and the bad decision not to pinch run for RH. I think Dusty really wanted to keep Leake in the game.

Not pinch running for RH was really the only dumb thing in that inning, but it was a big dumb thing, and if not for Votto, would have cost the Reds a possible win.

I agree.

HeatherC1212
05-09-2010, 04:06 PM
You're looking at it the wrong way...we have more chances against the CUBS BULLPEN. :D

That's very true but our bullpen still makes me nervous. Hopefully they prove me wrong and slam the door shut. ;)

TheNext44
05-09-2010, 04:07 PM
There's not a whole lot of diffrence in the way Dusty and Lou think.

I know Lou drove me just as crazy as Dusty does.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2010, 04:07 PM
Hill grounds out to 1st. A 12 pitch AB.