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_Sir_Charles_
05-28-2010, 05:03 PM
Cabrera ss
Cairo 1b
Phillips 2b
Rolen 3b
Gomes lf
Bruce rf
Stubbs cf
Hanigan c
LeCure p

HeatherC1212
05-28-2010, 05:11 PM
Joey clearly needs me to help him out with that neck issue. :p: In all seriousness, I hope he is feeling better and is just out again for precautionary reasons tonight. I'm glad this team has learned how to win games without him this year. There were some games last year that were just abysmal without him.

Redsfan320
05-28-2010, 05:16 PM
MODS: Please EDIT the NAME of this thread to show the fact that it is SAM LeCURE's MLB DEBUT, for future reference. THANKS

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Joseph
05-28-2010, 05:22 PM
Done.

I don't like Votto being out either. A game or two is one thing, once it gets past that my worry increases exponentially.

VR
05-28-2010, 06:42 PM
I'm guessing Votto is 100% healthy....Dusty just put the better bat out there tonight.

Homer Bailey
05-28-2010, 06:44 PM
I'm guessing Votto is 100% healthy....Dusty just put the better bat out there tonight.

Gotta hit the righty vs. the lefty.

redsfaninbsg
05-28-2010, 07:19 PM
I'm officially really worried about Joey Votto.

Homer Bailey
05-28-2010, 07:30 PM
I'm officially really worried about Joey Votto.

This help?


RT @Chuck_Morris: Any word on the status of Votto's - timetable to return? Spoke to him a minute ago. He's better. I'd guess Sat. or Sun.

http://twitter.com/johnfayman/status/14931722442

Homer Bailey
05-28-2010, 07:31 PM
Bruce is 1 for 15 with 9 K's off of Rodriguez. I wouldn't have minded Heisey getting the nod over him tonight.

GAC
05-28-2010, 07:57 PM
Houston

M. Bourn cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273
J. Keppinger 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .291
H. Pence rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267
C. Lee lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .199
L. Berkman 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235
P. Feliz 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .207
T. Manzella ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .207
H. Quintero c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .236
W. Rodriguez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .294

Cincinnati

O. Cabrera ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279
M. Cairo 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262
B. Phillips 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257
S. Rolen 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272
J. Gomes lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .295
J. Bruce rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278
D. Stubbs cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .223
R. Hanigan c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .338
S. LeCure p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

Screwball
05-28-2010, 08:07 PM
Bruce is 1 for 15 with 9 K's off of Rodriguez. I wouldn't have minded Heisey getting the nod over him tonight.

Yeah, Wandy's a tough pitcher. We're gonna need LeCure to be on top of his game. Of course, it helps that the Astros take broomsticks with them to the plate.

reds44
05-28-2010, 08:13 PM
Wow his fastball had some great comeback action on it.

mbgrayson
05-28-2010, 08:13 PM
K

reds44
05-28-2010, 08:14 PM
Hunter Pence annoys the crap out of me.

TheNext44
05-28-2010, 08:14 PM
Ump decided before hand that the first pitch LeCure threw in the bigs was going to be a ball. lol

WebScorpion
05-28-2010, 08:15 PM
It's very fortunate that Votto's absence is timed to happen during the Pirates and Astros series'. [/silver lining] :D

TheNext44
05-28-2010, 08:15 PM
Welcome to the big league Sam...

reds44
05-28-2010, 08:16 PM
Keppinger nearly took him out, and then Pence did take him out.

mbgrayson
05-28-2010, 08:18 PM
LeCure's 1st inning:

11 pitches, 9 for strikes. 1K, 1 flyout, 1 HR, and 1 soft liner.

Astros up 1-0 after half an inning.

reds44
05-28-2010, 08:22 PM
1-1.

Buckeye33
05-28-2010, 08:24 PM
An actual good swing by Brandon ties it up.

GAC
05-28-2010, 08:24 PM
Phillips Hr ties the game.

Chat is open :beerme:

RedsMan3203
05-28-2010, 08:26 PM
Johnny Johnny...... Locked and Loaded

GAC
05-28-2010, 08:27 PM
Gomes triples off RF wall, Rolen scores, 2-1 Reds

Buckeye33
05-28-2010, 08:27 PM
Oh how I am glad Pence plays OF in another teams defense. That was one of the worst routes to a ball I've ever seen.

WOW!

mbgrayson
05-28-2010, 08:28 PM
Reds 1st:

Cabrerra hits a hard one hoper to short.
Cairo works a full count, then Ks swinging.
Phillips homers to deep left center. Sweet!
Rolen dribbles an infield single down the third base line.
Gomes triples off the right field wall, Rolen scores.
Bruces flies out to the warning track in left.

After 1 inning, Reds 2, Astros 1.

LeCure at 11 pitches.
Wandy Rodriguez at 22 pitches.

Homer Bailey
05-28-2010, 08:29 PM
Bruce with a nice opposite field poke but Lee grabs it on the track. Good swing by JB vs. the lefty.

WebScorpion
05-28-2010, 08:35 PM
Someone need sto tell Sam that Berkman is not the same player he watched as a youngster. Way too much nibbling at the beginning of that AB. Berkman walks.

Feliz Grounds out and Berkman goes to 2nd... 1 out.

Homer Bailey
05-28-2010, 08:41 PM
2-1 Reds thru 1.5 as Way Rod grounds out with 2 on.

mbgrayson
05-28-2010, 08:41 PM
Astros 2nd:

Berkman walks.
Feliz bounces out slowly to Phillips, Berkman to second.
Manzella chops one toward third, LeCure grabs it and throws him out, Berkman stays at 2nd.
Quintero walks.
Wandy Rodriguez bounces out to Phillips.

Reds up 2-1

LeCure at 34 pitches after 2.

Gallen5862
05-28-2010, 08:48 PM
Mbgrayson thanks for the inning summaries.

mbgrayson
05-28-2010, 08:49 PM
Reds 2nd:

Stubbs Ks swinging on a slow curve.
Hanigan walks.
LeCure bunts too close to the plate, out at second.
Cabrera pops out to 2nd.

Reds up 2-1 after 2 innings.

Rodriguez at 36 pitches.
LeCure at 34 pitches.

mbgrayson
05-28-2010, 08:50 PM
Mbgrayson thanks for the inning summaries.

My pleasure....

redsfaninbsg
05-28-2010, 08:50 PM
Would everybody be happy with 5 innings two runs for LeCure?

mth123
05-28-2010, 08:51 PM
Would everybody be happy with 5 innings two runs for LeCure?

I would.


2nd time through the order coming up. Should get interesting.

oneupper
05-28-2010, 08:51 PM
Reds 2nd:


LeCure bunts too close to the plate, out at second.


The Astros were charging in on that play, maybe a bit too hard.
At some point, Dusty is going to have to have some of the pitchers pull back the bunt and swing to keep the other teams honest.

Ron Madden
05-28-2010, 08:52 PM
Would everybody be happy with 5 innings two runs for LeCure?

I think he can go six ininngs.

mth123
05-28-2010, 08:53 PM
Bourn singles.

Caveat Emperor
05-28-2010, 08:54 PM
LeCure hasn't looked all that impressive so far -- missing too many spots and stuff seems fairly pedestrian.

Hopefully it's just debut jitters.

mth123
05-28-2010, 08:56 PM
So, back in Spring, did anyone outside of Louisville think we'd be watching a game in May with a runner on 1B and Sam Lecure throwing to Miguel Cairo to keep him close?

Kepp singles first an third.

mth123
05-28-2010, 08:56 PM
Pence singles. Tie game. Kepp to second. Still no one out.

mth123
05-28-2010, 08:57 PM
Lee grounds to Lecure. 2nd and third. 1 out.

Homer Bailey
05-28-2010, 08:57 PM
Lee swinging bunt ground out to the mound. 2nd and 3rd with one out and Berkman up. IBB coming to load em for Feliz.

Caveat Emperor
05-28-2010, 08:58 PM
Bad pitch sequences this inning are killing LeCure. He threw an awful two strike pitch to Bourn and another bad pitch to Pence (away, where he likes the ball).

Giving the game away to a team of Judy hitters.

Homer Bailey
05-28-2010, 09:00 PM
5-4-3!

Reds Fanatic
05-28-2010, 09:00 PM
Big 5-4-3 DP to end the inning.

nate
05-28-2010, 09:00 PM
Yessirree!

mbgrayson
05-28-2010, 09:00 PM
Astros 3rd:

Bourn singles the other way to left.
With Bourn running, Keppinger hits one right to where Cabrera should have been as he is covering 2nd, single, Bourn to third.
Pence singles to left center, Bourn scores.
Lee hits a dribbler toward 1st, out at 1st, runners advance.
Berkman walked intentionally.
Feliz grounds into a 5-4-3 DP.

Reds 2, Astros 2.

LeCure now at 51 pitches.

mth123
05-28-2010, 09:01 PM
Two more outs the pen won't need to get. Hope Micah is ready to go.

Still tied, surprisingly.

mth123
05-28-2010, 09:05 PM
Cairo with another hit.

Homer Bailey
05-28-2010, 09:05 PM
Cairo single to LF. I love him!

TheNext44
05-28-2010, 09:05 PM
Cairo 4 MVP!

TheNext44
05-28-2010, 09:07 PM
Miquel is very sneaky. :)

mth123
05-28-2010, 09:09 PM
Cairo steals 2B and scores on a Rolen double.

Homer Bailey
05-28-2010, 09:09 PM
I'll say the same exact thing I said in a game thread last year when Rolen was on the Jays.

Rolen is just sick.

TheNext44
05-28-2010, 09:09 PM
There you go Sam. Just don't give it up again.

cumberlandreds
05-28-2010, 09:09 PM
Joey who??

Ron Madden
05-28-2010, 09:11 PM
Ya gotta love Gomes. :thumbup:

Homer Bailey
05-28-2010, 09:11 PM
Here's jonnnnyyyyyyyy

mth123
05-28-2010, 09:11 PM
Gomes with a 2 run jack. 5-2

TheNext44
05-28-2010, 09:11 PM
Gomes needs a single and double to hit for the cycle

pedro
05-28-2010, 09:11 PM
Gomes with an absolute rope into first row in LF.

Tom Servo
05-28-2010, 09:12 PM
http://umpbump.com/press/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/torrecairo1.jpg

Joe can't have him.

mbgrayson
05-28-2010, 09:14 PM
Reds 3rd:

Cairo lines a single to left.
Phillips Ks swinging.
Rolen doubles, Cairo scores.
Gomes lines a HR into the first row in left.
Bruce Ks looking.
Stubbs Ks looking.

Reds up 5-2.

Rodriguez at 67 pitches.

pedro
05-28-2010, 09:15 PM
The Reds now lead the NL in HR's

Tom Servo
05-28-2010, 09:16 PM
The Reds now lead the NL in HR's
:cool:

RedsMan3203
05-28-2010, 09:17 PM
Fay is guessing 31K at tonights game.

mth123
05-28-2010, 09:18 PM
Wow. Stubbs.

mth123
05-28-2010, 09:20 PM
Manzella flies to Stubbs who went a loooong way. He makes the hard ones look easy, so when they look hard they must be near impossible.

mth123
05-28-2010, 09:20 PM
Next batter, forget who, singles.

Wandy with a SAC. Runner on second, 2 down and Bourne up.

mth123
05-28-2010, 09:22 PM
Bourne Ks.

mbgrayson
05-28-2010, 09:23 PM
Astros 4th:

Manzella flies out to Stubbs, nice play by Drew to get to that one.
Quintero singles off Cairo's glove.
Wandy out out on a a sac bunt, Quintero to 2nd.
Bourn Ks swinging on a 75 mph slider.

Reds up 5-2 after 3 and a half.

LeCure at 63 pitches.

mth123
05-28-2010, 09:23 PM
Lecure surviving. 5-2 bottom of the 4th. The play by Stubbs saved at least one run and who knows what happens w/o that out recorded.

reds44
05-28-2010, 09:24 PM
Watching Lecure pitch makes me miss Homer.

Big ups to the offense right now though.

VR
05-28-2010, 09:24 PM
LeCure has given up 2....but he's looking OK for ML debut.

VR
05-28-2010, 09:25 PM
looks like a fairly decent crowd at the game tonight

RedsMan3203
05-28-2010, 09:26 PM
looks like a fairly decent crowd at the game tonight

Fay guessing 31K

Ron Madden
05-28-2010, 09:28 PM
LeCure has given up 2....but he's looking OK for ML debut.


I agree.

VR
05-28-2010, 09:28 PM
Wheels Hanigan with the infield hit.

VR
05-28-2010, 09:29 PM
LeCure with a poor bunt, force at 2nd

VR
05-28-2010, 09:33 PM
Cabrera has a bloop single down the right field line. Cairo with a walk.

Phillips coming up...pitching change.

Won't help as Phillips is going to go gap.

VR
05-28-2010, 09:36 PM
Scuffy Moeller starting tomorrow. They should tear him up.

VR
05-28-2010, 09:38 PM
Phillips getting some good hacks up there

VR
05-28-2010, 09:38 PM
Phillips with a 2 run single

VR
05-28-2010, 09:39 PM
It's not 2003 anymore...in case anyone cares.

Brutus
05-28-2010, 09:39 PM
Surprised that Houston went with a lefty there. With the meat of the Reds' order, I would have expected a righty for now.

Brutus
05-28-2010, 09:40 PM
It's not 2003 anymore...in case anyone cares.

Don't worry, you're not completely talking to yourself.

Homer Bailey
05-28-2010, 09:42 PM
Lee completely robs Rolen of extra bases with a great catch at the wall.

You heard right. Carlos Lee.

edabbs44
05-28-2010, 09:42 PM
Surprised that Houston went with a lefty there. With the meat of the Reds' order, I would have expected a righty for now.

Said the same thing to my wife, who completely ignored me.

VR
05-28-2010, 09:43 PM
Rolen robbed by Carlos Lee...jumps up at the fence to take away extras.

edabbs44
05-28-2010, 09:43 PM
Lee completely robs Rolen of extra bases with a great catch at the wall.

You heard right. Carlos Lee.

That was a very, very awkward catch.

VR
05-28-2010, 09:43 PM
Surprised that Houston went with a lefty there. With the meat of the Reds' order, I would have expected a righty for now.

"hmmmmm, why ARE we in last place"? :confused:

CrackerJack
05-28-2010, 09:44 PM
It's not 2003 anymore...in case anyone cares.

Your signature says otherwise. :)

VR
05-28-2010, 09:44 PM
Your signature says otherwise. :)

after a while...it becomes a lifestyle :)

VR
05-28-2010, 09:45 PM
Gomes is getting some serious cuts in here

VR
05-28-2010, 09:46 PM
What a great at bat. Wow.

Homer Bailey
05-28-2010, 09:46 PM
BB to Gomes. Loaded for JB.

CrackerJack
05-28-2010, 09:47 PM
You know you're a bad team when one of your relievers looks like this:

http://l.yimg.com/a/i/us/sp/v/mlb/players_l/20090404/7463.jpg?x=65&y=85&xc=1&yc=1&wc=164&hc=215&q=100&sig=P.dLVwR3U9zZ8D8C0d4a2A--

Degenerate39
05-28-2010, 09:48 PM
You know you're a bad team when one of your relievers looks like this:

http://l.yimg.com/a/i/us/sp/v/mlb/players_l/20090404/7463.jpg?x=65&y=85&xc=1&yc=1&wc=164&hc=215&q=100&sig=P.dLVwR3U9zZ8D8C0d4a2A--

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! Hahahaha

VR
05-28-2010, 09:50 PM
Bruce looks bad on strike 2....then draws the walk by not repeating that same mistake.


I think Stubby comes up big here. Real big.

3 1/3, 8 runs vs. Wandy. Nice.

Degenerate39
05-28-2010, 09:52 PM
Bruce looks bad on strike 2....then draws the walk by not repeating that same mistake.


I think Stubby comes up big here. Real big.
3 1/3, 8 runs vs. Wandy. Nice.

For the Astros

VR
05-28-2010, 09:52 PM
Stubby gets hosed on strike 1 that should have been ball 4.

Then swings at ball 5.

Then k's on strike 3.

mbgrayson
05-28-2010, 09:53 PM
Reds 4th:

Hanigan grounds an infield single to deep short.
LeCure again bunts too short right in front of the plate, force out at second, safe at first. Nice take out slide by Hanigan.
Cabrera bloops a single to right, LeCure to 2nd.
Cairo walks, bases juiced. Brad Mills to visist with Wandy, he is done at 86 pitches.

A lefty, Chacin in to pitch. (Why a lefty to face BP?)
Phillips singles to left, LeCure and Cabrera score, Cairo to second.
Rolen flies out to Lee, literally on the left field wall, wow.
Gomes walks on a long count, bases juiced again.
Bruce patiently works the count full, then walks.
Astros pitching coach Arnsberg goes out to talk to Chacin.
Stubbs Ks swinging again (3 times tonight!).

Reds up 8-2 after four innings.

Chacin at 28 pitches already.

Homer Bailey
05-28-2010, 09:53 PM
Stubbs with his 3rd K. Ugh.

Scrap Irony
05-28-2010, 09:53 PM
When on, Gomes is one scary dude.

Like, All Star level scary. His bat is Kevin Mitchell-quick and, this season, he's been willing to go to RF and shorten his swing with two strikes. Perhaps Jacoby has done some real work with him?

VR
05-28-2010, 09:55 PM
30 minutes between pitches for LeCure....hope he's ok here.

Caveat Emperor
05-28-2010, 09:56 PM
Gomes has put together some fantastic PAs this month. He is doing a great job working the count to get his pitch.

Brutus
05-28-2010, 09:56 PM
When on, Gomes is one scary dude.

Like, All Star level scary. His bat is Kevin Mitchell-quick and, this season, he's been willing to go to RF and shorten his swing with two strikes. Perhaps Jacoby has done some real work with him?

With him, it's all about selectivity. He's always been able to hit, it's just a matter of being disciplined enough to pick and choose his spots to rip at 'em.

His OPS is now up to .908 this season.

Scrap Irony
05-28-2010, 09:58 PM
Is Gomes an All Star?

He might very well be.

VR
05-28-2010, 09:59 PM
I like the Kevin Mitchell comp for Johnny.....'when he is on'

RedsMan3203
05-28-2010, 09:59 PM
Is Gomes an All Star?

He might very well be.

So should Rolen and Rhodes

Degenerate39
05-28-2010, 09:59 PM
So should Rolen and Rhodes

Not to mention Votto and possibly OCab

Brutus
05-28-2010, 10:00 PM
Fun fact...

Right now, in real time, the Reds are 3rd in the majors in team OPS.

Scrap Irony
05-28-2010, 10:00 PM
Meawhile, LeCure has learned to throw strikes with a six run lead.

Wonder is he's already planning where he'll put the victory ball?

VR
05-28-2010, 10:00 PM
nice little 2-0 breaking ball from LeCure...then gets skippy Pence to ground out to Ocab

RedsMan3203
05-28-2010, 10:00 PM
Not to mention Votto and possibly OCab

And I forgot Leake

Strikes Out Looking
05-28-2010, 10:00 PM
and Cueto

VR
05-28-2010, 10:01 PM
that was a fantastic effort by Bruce

Scrap Irony
05-28-2010, 10:01 PM
Five All Stars?

Not gonna happen.

(Until next season, when Dusty is the All Star manager, that is.)

Strikes Out Looking
05-28-2010, 10:02 PM
Five All Stars?

Not gonna happen.

(Until next season, when Dusty is the All Star manager, that is.)

They'll be lucky to get 2, but I'm sure they'll be a ton of Cardinals.

RedsMan3203
05-28-2010, 10:03 PM
Me personally will take all the non press the Reds can get... I'd rather have the Reds be that surprise team come September....

VR
05-28-2010, 10:03 PM
They'll be lucky to get 2, but I'm sure they'll be a ton of Cardinals.

If they keep playing like they have the last 5-6 weeks....they'll have plenty of candidates.

VR
05-28-2010, 10:04 PM
Do not throw Feliz a strike

mbgrayson
05-28-2010, 10:05 PM
Astros 5th:

Kepp flies out to Stubbs in center.
Pence grounds out 6-3.
Lee singles to right, almost a nice catch by Bruce.
Berkman walks. Price to talk to LeCure.
Feliz bounces out to Phillips.

Reds up 8-2 in the middle of the 5th.

LeCure now at 86 pitches after 5 innings.

VR
05-28-2010, 10:05 PM
paying 4.5M for Feliz has to hurt, a lot.

nate
05-28-2010, 10:08 PM
paying 4.5M for Feliz has to hurt, a lot.

I think a lot of the things the Astros have done has hurt a lot!

:cool:

mbgrayson
05-28-2010, 10:10 PM
Reds 5th:

Hanigan pops out to Kepp in short right.
LeCure bounces the first pitch back to the pitcher.
Cabrera bounces out to short.

Reds up 8-2 after five.

Scrap Irony
05-28-2010, 10:13 PM
LeCure doesn't impress me much. Reminds me a lot of the thousands of erstwhile Red starters from the last 30 years or so.

nate
05-28-2010, 10:17 PM
LeCure strikes out the side.

reds44
05-28-2010, 10:17 PM
He strikes out the side.

Ron Madden
05-28-2010, 10:18 PM
Thanks for the summaries mbgrayson. they are very much appreciated.

mbgrayson
05-28-2010, 10:18 PM
Astros 6th:

Manzella Ks swinging.
Quintero Ks swinging.
Cory Sullivan, for Chacin, ks swinging.

Nice inning!

Reds up 8-2 after 5 and a half.

LeCure after 6 at 98 pitches, 61 strikes, 6 hits, 4 BBs, 5 Ks, and 2 earned runs.

Kc61
05-28-2010, 10:18 PM
LeCure doesn't impress me much. Reminds me a lot of the thousands of erstwhile Red starters from the last 30 years or so.

I think Lecure is good. Nothing flashy. Bores the opposition to a loss.

BearcatShane
05-28-2010, 10:19 PM
LeCure doesn't impress me much. Reminds me a lot of the thousands of erstwhile Red starters from the last 30 years or so.

Yeah. You got a point. But there is good news, it's highly unlikely he starts many games for the Reds with Chapman on the way and Homer and Volquez getting ready to returm from injury. He may have upped his trade value tonight though :)

CTA513
05-28-2010, 10:20 PM
Cairo doing his best to steal Vottos job.

The Operator
05-28-2010, 10:21 PM
LeCure doesn't impress me much. Reminds me a lot of the thousands of erstwhile Red starters from the last 30 years or so.

There's a big difference though - he isn't getting his brains beat in.

He actually reminds me a bit of Micah Owings.

VR
05-28-2010, 10:22 PM
Cairo OpSing .987 in May. Just under where we all expected him to be.

GADawg
05-28-2010, 10:22 PM
LeCure doesn't impress me much. Reminds me a lot of the thousands of erstwhile Red starters from the last 30 years or so.

i'm with you on this despite his striking out the side in the 6th.....he does differ from the tons of other vague pitchers though in that I'd bet he could easily lead Santa's sleigh with that red nose of his

VR
05-28-2010, 10:26 PM
i'm with you on this despite his striking out the side in the 6th.....he does differ from the tons of other vague pitchers though in that I'd bet he could easily lead Santa's sleigh with that red nose of his

I was just wondering about the shnozz.

He's not electric....but it is nice to have options like this for spot starts.

Homer Bailey
05-28-2010, 10:26 PM
Gomes a double away from the cycle!

VR
05-28-2010, 10:27 PM
Get into one here Jay.

Scrap Irony
05-28-2010, 10:27 PM
There's a big difference though - he isn't getting his brains beat in.

Some of that, IMO, is good D.

While typing, Gomes pushes a ball to RF for yet another RBI. He's a different hitter in May.

Ron Madden
05-28-2010, 10:28 PM
LeCure doesn't impress me much. Reminds me a lot of the thousands of erstwhile Red starters from the last 30 years or so.

I think LeCure did a fine job, especially for his ML debut.

Scrap Irony
05-28-2010, 10:29 PM
I like Fulchino's stuff. He might be a nice chip to look after as a cheap middle reliever.

The Operator
05-28-2010, 10:31 PM
Some of that, IMO, is good D.

While typing, Gomes pushes a ball to RF for yet another RBI. He's a different hitter in May.

You're probably correct. That's the beauty of having a good D, though.

GADawg
05-28-2010, 10:32 PM
for some odd reason Hunter Pence is one of my least favorite players....that throwing motion of his is borderline comical

VR
05-28-2010, 10:33 PM
Stubbs and Bruce with a tough night.....but Stubby comes up w/ a very nice single

RedsMan3203
05-28-2010, 10:36 PM
:jump:
:jump:

nate
05-28-2010, 10:36 PM
GRAND SLAM!!!!

Reds Fanatic
05-28-2010, 10:36 PM
Sutton GRAND SLAM! 14-2!

The Operator
05-28-2010, 10:36 PM
Sutton! Holy schnikes!

CrackerJack
05-28-2010, 10:37 PM
thought I heard fireworks - wow this team is rollin' and laying waste to inferior teams

mbgrayson
05-28-2010, 10:37 PM
Reds 6th:

Fulchino in to pitch for Houston.
Cairo leads off with a single to right. (His average is up to .289!)
Phillips also singles to right.
Rolen flies to the warning track in right, Cairo tags and moves to 3rd.
Gomes hits a seeing eye ground single thru the right side, Cairo scores.

Another lefty, Byrdak, in to pitch for the Astros.
Bruce Ks swinging.
Stubbs lines a single to right, Phillips scores, Gomes to third.
Hanigan walks. Based loaded again. I love his plate discipline.
Sutton, for LeCure, lines a long HR down the left field line....grand salami!
Cabrera flies out to right.

Reds up 14-2 after six innings.

RedsMan3203
05-28-2010, 10:38 PM
I hear CoCo's ready in the pen... :cool:

Ron Madden
05-28-2010, 10:38 PM
Good job Drew Sutton! :thumbup:

pedro
05-28-2010, 10:38 PM
Well I think we can now safely say that the horrible 9th inning loss to Atlanta last week didn't crush this teams spirit.

VR
05-28-2010, 10:38 PM
Hanigan quietly on base 3 of 4 times tonight. OBP up to .462 now.

Scrap Irony
05-28-2010, 10:39 PM
I think LeCure can go ahead and buy the protective casing and inscribe the ball with today's date with his first win.

BearcatShane
05-28-2010, 10:39 PM
This will help the pythag.

reds44
05-28-2010, 10:39 PM
This will help the pythag.
Was about to say the same thing.

Caveat Emperor
05-28-2010, 10:40 PM
Well I think we can now safely say that the horrible 9th inning loss to Atlanta last week didn't crush this teams spirit.

Lots of credit is due to Dusty Baker -- he made a difference in the one way a manager actually can: keeping his squad focused and confident.

Scrap Irony
05-28-2010, 10:40 PM
There is no truth to the rumor that Miguel Cairo is playing so well because of the shadow of Drew Sutton.

VR
05-28-2010, 10:40 PM
For those that missed it.....LeCure hit Drew Sutton on a deep flag route in the corner of the end zone for their 2nd touchdown tonight.

RedsMan3203
05-28-2010, 10:44 PM
Whoever said 6 ip, 2 run ball for LeCure... Good job! I like it

pedro
05-28-2010, 10:45 PM
Lots of credit is due to Dusty Baker -- he made a difference in the one way a manager actually can: keeping his squad focused and confident.

Maybe not an astute tactition but clearly a good boss.

11larkin11
05-28-2010, 10:45 PM
Janish comes back tomorrow. So, see ya later Sutton. Stay ready for when Cairo returns to Earth.

mbgrayson
05-28-2010, 10:47 PM
A quality start for LeCure: six innings, two runs.

corkedbat
05-28-2010, 10:48 PM
How long before we can finally DFA Lincoln?

VR
05-28-2010, 10:49 PM
Lincoln can just make guys look silly.

mbgrayson
05-28-2010, 10:49 PM
Astros 7th:

Lincoln in to pitch.
Bourn Ks looking.
Kepp grounds to Cairo at first.
Pence walks.
Lee lines a double to the right center gap, Pence scores.
With Berkman batting, wild pitch, Lee to 3rd.
Berkman Ks swinging on a breaking ball.

Reds up 14-3 after 7 innings.

Lincoln thru the 7th on 23 pitches.

Scrap Irony
05-28-2010, 10:52 PM
Fear Miguel.

mbgrayson
05-28-2010, 10:53 PM
Cairo doubles down the 1st base line. Votto might get Pipped. Lol.

edabbs44
05-28-2010, 10:53 PM
Cairo OPS = .760.

GADawg
05-28-2010, 10:56 PM
Fear Miguel.

i wonder what "we" can get for Votto?

The Operator
05-28-2010, 10:57 PM
Cairo - MVP?

I kid, I kid.

RedsMan3203
05-28-2010, 10:59 PM
Did Cairo make the board crash? LOL

_Sir_Charles_
05-28-2010, 11:00 PM
Just got home....Gomes going for the cycle.

Aaaaahhh...just missed it. What a night.

Reds Fanatic
05-28-2010, 11:00 PM
Gomes with his 4th hit of the night. HR, triple and 2 singles.

edabbs44
05-28-2010, 11:00 PM
JG is legit.

RedsMan3203
05-28-2010, 11:00 PM
JG is legit.

To legit, To legit to quit.

mbgrayson
05-28-2010, 11:01 PM
Reds 7th:

Wilton Lopez in to pitch for the 'Stros.
Cairo doubles down the right field line. (He is 3 for 4 w/ a walk tonght. Wow.)
Phillips Ks swinging.
Lincoln, in Rolen's slot, bounces to the pitcher, who traps Cairo between 2nd and 3rd. Lincoln safe at 1st.
Gomes lines a single to left, big smile for Jonny, 4 for 4.
Bruce lines to the pitcher, who drops it, but throw him out at 1st.

Reds up 14-3 after seven innings.

reds44
05-28-2010, 11:01 PM
If Lincoln wasn't on base I think Gomes was gonna try for two.

RedsMan3203
05-28-2010, 11:01 PM
30,813 at the game tonight.

6500 walk up sales....

RedsMan3203
05-28-2010, 11:02 PM
If Lincoln wasn't on base I think Gomes was gonna try for two.

You know he was going for 2nd.... Lincoln just got in the way.

edabbs44
05-28-2010, 11:02 PM
JG OPS: .923.

VR
05-28-2010, 11:02 PM
too bad for Bruce. Every starter had at least one hit and at least one run scored tonight....except Jay, who had neither.

guttle11
05-28-2010, 11:02 PM
too bad for Bruce. Every starter had at least one hit and at least one run scored tonight....except Jay, who had neither.

Can Cairo play right field?

BearcatShane
05-28-2010, 11:03 PM
And the Cardinals get to pay Matt Holliday 17 million dollars. I realize Holliday can catch fire at anytime, but so far, the Reds one million dollar man is more than out playing him.

VR
05-28-2010, 11:04 PM
I believe Gomes (.316), is at 3rd in the NL BA race right now.

RedsMan3203
05-28-2010, 11:04 PM
Razor goes to 1st, Cario to 3rd, Sutton to SS. OCab and Rolen out

Redsfan320
05-28-2010, 11:05 PM
Gettin' everybody their defensive work out tonight! I love destroying another team like this!!!

320

VR
05-28-2010, 11:05 PM
And the Cardinals get to pay Matt Holliday 17 million dollars. I realize Holliday can catch fire at anytime, but so far, the Reds one million dollar man is more than out playing him.

I think that is going to be a devastating contract for many years for them.

How many GM's are scratching their heads right now saying "we could have signed Gomes for 1MM?"


Cairo now looking to send Rolen packing.

BCubb2003
05-28-2010, 11:05 PM
And to think Gomes almost didn't make the team.

Degenerate39
05-28-2010, 11:05 PM
Anyone else havin trouble with the board?

_Sir_Charles_
05-28-2010, 11:06 PM
Nice d there from Cairo...didn't get him, but nice regardless.

RedsMan3203
05-28-2010, 11:06 PM
Anyone else havin trouble with the board?

Yup... I was thinking Cario for MVP talk was making it crash.

The Operator
05-28-2010, 11:07 PM
I realize this is an 11-run lead. But I hope Dusty is ready to pull Lincoln if things start getting... interesting.

VR
05-28-2010, 11:07 PM
Yup... I was thinking Cario for MVP talk was making it crash.

"lol"

pedro
05-28-2010, 11:09 PM
Nice d there from Cairo...didn't get him, but nice regardless.

Yup, not a star, or even good enough to have been a regular for long but there's clearly some reasons why he's had a 14 year MLB career.

Cyclone792
05-28-2010, 11:10 PM
Fun game for the Reds tonight, well except for watching Lincoln pitch. The guy is a doubles specialist, and I'm not sure he knows how to pitch a scoreless appearance. You've just gotta love our multi-million dollar mop up man who tries to make things interesting. Lincoln should be DFA'd yesterday.

RedsMan3203
05-28-2010, 11:10 PM
Did Lincoln really throw his glove after that ball?

Mark Buehrle is somewhere yelling, "Why didn't he get ejected!!"

Homer Bailey
05-28-2010, 11:12 PM
Lincoln hates Pythag

The Operator
05-28-2010, 11:13 PM
Sigh... Lincoln.

Degenerate39
05-28-2010, 11:13 PM
Take him the hell out!

Homer Bailey
05-28-2010, 11:14 PM
Calling it. Last pitch as a Red for Mike Lincoln right there.

Get him outta here.

GoReds
05-28-2010, 11:14 PM
Lincoln would have trouble pitching church league softball right now.

Reds Fanatic
05-28-2010, 11:14 PM
When is a blowout not a blowout when Mike Lincoln is anywhere near the mound.

The Operator
05-28-2010, 11:14 PM
Del Rosario on Lincoln tonight: "Yea, and I'm the guy that got sent down."

RedsMan3203
05-28-2010, 11:15 PM
Woah... Next Weeks Wednesday game against the Cards is going to be on ESPN?

Ron Madden
05-28-2010, 11:15 PM
Anyone else havin trouble with the board?

Yes. I thought it might have crashed.

CTA513
05-28-2010, 11:16 PM
Baker has a box of toothpicks ready to use on Lincoln after the game.

mbgrayson
05-28-2010, 11:18 PM
Houston 8th:

30,813 tonight's attendance. Ramon to 1st, Sutton to short, Cairo to 3rd, Lincoln pitching his second inning.

Feliz grounds out to Cairo at third.
Manzella gets an infield single down the third base line. Nice try by Cairo.
Quintero doubles just past Jay Bruce's outstretched glove, Manzella holds at third.
Blum, for Lopez, grounds out to Sutton, Manzella scores, Quintero holds at 2nd.
Bourn lines a single to left center, Quintero scores.
Bourn to second on fielders indifference. Owings up in the pen.
Keppinger doubles off the left field wall, Bourn scores.

Micah Owings in to pitch.
Pence Ks swinging.

Reds up 14-6.

Mike Lincoln: 47 pitches, 28 strikes, 1 and 2/3 innings, 5 hits, 1 BB, 2 Ks, and 4 ERs.

Homer Bailey
05-28-2010, 11:18 PM
Woah... Next Weeks Wednesday game against the Cards is going to be on ESPN?

Ugh. Carpenter vs. LeCure. Not really fair.

_Sir_Charles_
05-28-2010, 11:18 PM
Owings in to finish the 8th. 14-6 now after Mike Lincoln gives the Houston O a gift.

RedsMan3203
05-28-2010, 11:19 PM
Lets get it started....

NickCarter84

@johnfayman, time to say goodbye to Lincoln. #GoodbyeMikeLincoln

_Sir_Charles_
05-28-2010, 11:19 PM
Ugh. Carpenter vs. LeCure. Not really fair.

I'd love it if we flat out POUNDED Priss.

The Operator
05-28-2010, 11:19 PM
I honestly don't see why Lincoln was brought in to start with tonight.

If Owings is the long man, tonight was the perfect night to just let him finish the game. And unlike Lincoln in Atlanta, I don't think Owings would hit a wall in his 3rd inning.

VR
05-28-2010, 11:19 PM
Didn't realize Owings has 21 k's in his 21 innings. That is far from normal for him....Perhaps the pen is better suited for him.


Make that 22, as his makes Pence look like a guy with his pants hiked up wielding a choked up bat.

CTA513
05-28-2010, 11:20 PM
Ugh. Carpenter vs. LeCure. Not really fair.

Not expecting a pitchers duel?

_Sir_Charles_
05-28-2010, 11:20 PM
Catcher is now pitching.

Kevin Cash I think.

RedsMan3203
05-28-2010, 11:21 PM
I'd love it if we flat out POUNDED Priss.

I'd rather see a 0-0 game go into the 9th when someone takes him deep and we finish out winning 1-0.

Then a big jumping, yelling, dancing celebration on home plate afterwards.

Reds Fanatic
05-28-2010, 11:21 PM
Hanigan doubles down the line. Reds 17th hit of the night.

_Sir_Charles_
05-28-2010, 11:21 PM
Catcher with a double off a catcher. :O)

_Sir_Charles_
05-28-2010, 11:22 PM
Come on...this is batting practice. Get Gomes up there. :O)

Sutton with a bullet up the middle.

Reds Fanatic
05-28-2010, 11:22 PM
18 hits as Sutton singles to center.

VR
05-28-2010, 11:22 PM
I believe Hanigan is now OBPing .482...which I believe is good.

Tony Cloninger
05-28-2010, 11:22 PM
How did Stubbs make an out against this guy??

Reds Fanatic
05-28-2010, 11:23 PM
15-6 as Hernandez singles in a run.

VR
05-28-2010, 11:23 PM
Drew....you're batting 1.000 with a grand salami. Now get your butt back down to Louisville.

_Sir_Charles_
05-28-2010, 11:23 PM
Hehehe. Cash is actually much worse than Paul Janish on the mound. :O) I love to see position players on the bump.

mbgrayson
05-28-2010, 11:24 PM
Reds 8th:

Kevin Cash in to pitch for the Astros (their backup catcher!)
Stubbs pops out to shallow right.
Hanigan doubles down the left field line.
Sutton lines a single to center, Hanigan holds at third.
Hernandez, in Cabrera's slot, lines a single to center, Hanigan scores.
Cairo grounds to second, moving the runners up.
Phillips flies out to Pence in right.

Reds up 15-6 after eight innings.

_Sir_Charles_
05-28-2010, 11:24 PM
Darn. I wanted to really light him up. 15-6

Reds Fanatic
05-28-2010, 11:24 PM
Cash gets out of the inning only allowing 1 run as Phillips flies out.

Reds Fanatic
05-28-2010, 11:25 PM
The good news is the Reds sent up enough batters Gomes gets one more chance for the cycle.

guttle11
05-28-2010, 11:25 PM
I believe Hanigan is now OBPing .482...which I believe is good.

He makes an out more than half the time. I mean, big whoop.

mbgrayson
05-28-2010, 11:25 PM
The good news is the Reds sent up enough batters Gomes gets one more chance for the cycle.

How do you figure that? Not like they will bat in the 9th...

Brutus
05-28-2010, 11:26 PM
I believe Hanigan is now OBPing .482...which I believe is good.

I'm not sure it's good enough to support throwing out 50% of stolen base attempts, however.

Cyclone792
05-28-2010, 11:26 PM
Cash had a better outing than Lincoln.

Reds Fanatic
05-28-2010, 11:26 PM
How do you figure that? Not like they will bat in the 9th...Duh. I was thinking it was an inning earlier.

RedsMan3203
05-28-2010, 11:27 PM
#FreeMikeLincoln

mbgrayson
05-28-2010, 11:32 PM
Astros 9th:

Owings still in for the Redlegs.
Lee lines out to Phillips.
Berkman singles on a pop between Gomes and Sutton.
Feliz flies out to Stubbs in center.
Manzella Ks on a 91 mph fastball.

And this one belongs tot he Reds, 15 to 6 over the Astros.
A first win for Sam LeCure. Nice job....

RedsMan3203
05-28-2010, 11:32 PM
K ends the game... Hellof a game... Loved it....

But its just another game.....

Lets get em again tomorrow!

Ron Madden
05-28-2010, 11:32 PM
Good game for the home team, I really enjoyed it. :thumbup:

Reds Fanatic
05-28-2010, 11:32 PM
Game over. Reds win 15-6 as LeClure picks up the win in his debut! :beerme:

CTA513
05-28-2010, 11:32 PM
Bengals beat the Texans 15-6

_Sir_Charles_
05-28-2010, 11:32 PM
And this one belongs to the Reds!

VR
05-28-2010, 11:32 PM
flat out cheese.....a 91 mph cutter to end it.

Baseball been belly belly good, to me.

reds44
05-28-2010, 11:33 PM
29-20.

Redsfan320
05-28-2010, 11:34 PM
WHAT DO YOU KNOW... REDS WIN!!! (no duh) :D

320

CarolinaRedleg
05-28-2010, 11:34 PM
Nice! Keep it rolling.