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_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 12:04 PM
Orlando Cabrera SS
Miguel Cairo 1B
Brandon Phillips 2B
Jay Bruce RF
Jonny Gomes LF
Laynce Nix CF
Ramon Hernandez C
Paul Janish 3B
Mike Leake P

Sunday special today. No Rolen, Votto or Stubbs.


Bourne
Keppinger
Berkman
Lee
Pence
Blum
Manzella
Quintero
Paulino

WebScorpion
05-30-2010, 12:18 PM
Orlando Cabrera SS
Miguel Cairo 1B
Brandon Phillips 2B
Jay Bruce RF
Jonny Gomes LF
Laynce Nix CF
Ramon Hernandez C
Paul Janish 3B
Mike Leake P

Sunday special today. No Rolen, Votto or Stubbs.


Wow, that's pretty cocky. Dusty thinks these guys can win taking out 3 of their best defenders and pitching a guy who leans on his defense... Not a move I would have made, but hey, that's why I'm not paid to manage a team. :dunno:

The key against this Paulino kid is patience...most of his bad games he walks a hitter per inning. Let's keep the momentum rolling going into St. Louis. :clap:

TheNext44
05-30-2010, 12:22 PM
An 0-7 pitcher on last place team vs. an 4-0 pitcher on a first place team. I would never bet against the Reds, but with those longs odds, I would love to bet on the underdog.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 12:23 PM
Well, keep things in perspective a bit. Rolen is an excellent defender. But his replacement is Janish. If there's a drop off there...it's pretty small I'd think. Stubbs replacement is Nix who's also an excellent defender.

I actually expected Rolen to be out today. Day game after night game. Pretty routine for him.

nate
05-30-2010, 12:41 PM
Has Heisey played CF since being called up?

nate
05-30-2010, 12:42 PM
Has Heisey played CF since being called up?

He has, two games.

nate
05-30-2010, 12:42 PM
He has, two games.

Thanks, nate!

redsfandan
05-30-2010, 12:59 PM
Seriously, not sure what Heisey has to do to get more abs. Nothing against Nix but I'd just rather have Heisey in center.

Screwball
05-30-2010, 01:08 PM
Felipe Paulino: 0-7, 5.08 ERA (82 ERA+), 1.53 WHIP. His ERA was 6.27 last year. Reds should tag this dude.

membengal
05-30-2010, 01:11 PM
Or, get shut out. Paulino owned them in his first appearance against them last season. No carts before horses.

Hoping Leake comes up big again.

Raisor
05-30-2010, 01:15 PM
Thanks, nate!

Are you cloning yourself again?

Screwball
05-30-2010, 01:28 PM
Or, get shut out. Paulino owned them in his first appearance against them last season. No carts before horses.


I said should, not will. Felipe faced us 4 times last year, and the Reds had an .859 OPS against him (139 OPS+). Of course, there's SSS and all that, but this offense is straight raking, and Felipe Paulino isn't all that good. With the stud that is Mike Leake on the mound, I got my broom in hand.

Homer Bailey
05-30-2010, 01:40 PM
An 0-7 pitcher on last place team vs. an 4-0 pitcher on a first place team. I would never bet against the Reds, but with those longs odds, I would love to bet on the underdog.

Reds are -200, 'Stros are +185. I may pull the trigger on the 'Stros. I only bet against the Reds in the rarest of circumstances to hedge my happiness, and this may be one of them.


Thanks, nate!

LOL.

PuffyPig
05-30-2010, 01:40 PM
He's given up 2 or less runs in 5 of his last 7 starts.

With an ERA in the low 5's, and a FIP of 3.63 and a xFip of 4.56, he's much better than many are saying.

membengal
05-30-2010, 01:46 PM
He's given up 2 or less runs in 5 of his last 7 starts.

With an ERA in the low 5's, and a FIP of 3.63 and a xFip of 4.56, he's much better than many are saying.

This.

Screwball
05-30-2010, 01:53 PM
He's given up 2 or less runs in 5 of his last 7 starts.

With an ERA in the low 5's, and a FIP of 3.63 and a xFip of 4.56, he's much better than many are saying.

Astros' defense ain't all that good. I would expect his ERA to be much higher than his FIP.

But yeah, you're right. He's not completely chopped liver. IIRC, he throws hard and if he's locating he can be a bare. But given the fact the Reds demolished a pitcher with a MUCH better track record just two days ago - and just about every pitcher they've seen the last couple weeks - I'll take my chances on the Reds getting to him today.

I mean hell, Miguel Cairo's probably good for a couple dingers, right? ;)

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 02:05 PM
Wow. Stadium looks pretty solidly packed. Nice to see again.

mth123
05-30-2010, 02:06 PM
Reds are -200, 'Stros are +185. I may pull the trigger on the 'Stros. I only bet against the Reds in the rarest of circumstances to hedge my happiness, and this may be one of them.



LOL.

Pete! That you?

Screwball
05-30-2010, 02:11 PM
Wow. Stadium looks pretty solidly packed. Nice to see again.

Taste of Cincinnati accounts for a lot of the Reds' attendance this weekend. We'll see if it continues throughout the summer.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 02:12 PM
Foul bunt. Darn, Razor had him dead to rights.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 02:12 PM
Taste of Cincinnati?

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 02:13 PM
Leake loses his no-no. Leadoff single for Bourn

Mario-Rijo
05-30-2010, 02:14 PM
Roll one up here Mikey!

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 02:15 PM
Anybody know what kind of experience Janish has at third? I know he's excellent at short, but the angles and depths are considerably different at third and it makes me wonder if he's comfortable out there.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 02:17 PM
Bourn swipes 2nd. Brandon tries to fake that the ball went to the OF. Not buying it.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 02:17 PM
Kepp walks. First 2 reach.

Mario-Rijo
05-30-2010, 02:17 PM
Leake just doesn't look crisp out there today.

Screwball
05-30-2010, 02:17 PM
Taste of Cincinnati?

Big ordeal in Cincy. Lots of Cincinnati area restaurants set up booths downtown offering up their product (for around $5). Lots of food, beer, and entertainment for the masses. Bunch of fun if you ask me. :thumbup:

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 02:18 PM
Big ordeal in Cincy. Lots of Cincinnati area restaurants set up booths downtown offering up their product (for around $5). Lots of food, beer, and entertainment for the masses. Lots of fun if you ask me. :thumbup:

Ah, gotcha. Thanks.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 02:20 PM
Really nice play by Brandon to turn the 4-6-3 DP

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 02:21 PM
Grounder to Janish to end the threat. No runs. Nice.

TheNext44
05-30-2010, 02:22 PM
Wow. Stadium looks pretty solidly packed. Nice to see again.

If you win, they will come.

Screwball
05-30-2010, 02:23 PM
Even with runners on 1st and 2nd and nobody out, I can honestly say I wasn't worried about it. Dude's a beast.

Now let's get to Paulino.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 02:27 PM
Reds go down 1-2-3 in the first.

Sorry, eating lunch. Hard to type & eat. Somebody might want to do PBP for a bit.

Screwball
05-30-2010, 02:28 PM
Cabrera had more time than he thought. Coulda got his feet set.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 02:30 PM
closer than I thought on the replay. Looks like his foot was on when the ball reached Cairo.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 02:31 PM
bb #2

WebScorpion
05-30-2010, 02:31 PM
bb #2 Is he not hitting his spots or is the strike zone hard to read? :confused:

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 02:32 PM
missing spots...not by much though.

Screwball
05-30-2010, 02:32 PM
Is he not hitting his spots or is the strike zone hard to read? :confused:

Not hitting his spots. Clear balls.

mbgrayson
05-30-2010, 02:32 PM
Missing his spots...for sure.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 02:33 PM
NICE! Fly ball to Nix and he NAILS him at third. Not really that close either. Excellent throw.

Screwball
05-30-2010, 02:35 PM
Even with runners on 1st and 2nd and nobody out, I wasn't even worried about it. Dude's a beast. :thumbup:

mbgrayson
05-30-2010, 02:35 PM
Leake through two innings with no score, 35 pitches, 19 strikes.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 02:36 PM
Even with runner on 1st and 2nd and nobody out, I wasn't even worried about it. Dude's a beast. :thumbup:

lol. lets hope you don't have to copy/paste that EVER inning. :D

TheNext44
05-30-2010, 02:40 PM
two quick outs for Paulino. game could be over before 3 pm

TheNext44
05-30-2010, 02:40 PM
make that three quick outs.

Screwball
05-30-2010, 02:41 PM
Paulino's dealing. Sure could use a Votto or Rolen in the lineup.

membengal
05-30-2010, 02:41 PM
Paulino is fully capable of being tough. You all were warned.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 02:43 PM
Paulino is fully capable of being tough. You all were warned.

Yep, despite his record, he's got some nasty stuff. The walks have hurt him this year, but if he's got some control...could be a long day.

Screwball
05-30-2010, 02:43 PM
Paulino is fully capable of being tough.

And he's also fully capable of imploding. His 5.50+ ERA over the last couple years warn as much.

CTA513
05-30-2010, 02:44 PM
So far a lot of pitches for Leake and very little for Paulino.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 02:45 PM
Falling behind just about every hitter.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 02:47 PM
Bourn give Leake a gift. Ball four and he goes golfing.

Screwball
05-30-2010, 02:47 PM
Awesome pitch to K Bourne there. Looked like a strike until the bottom dropped out.

TheNext44
05-30-2010, 02:47 PM
Dickerson is back in the booth.

Lets start a Facebook page to get him in the booth everyday he's on the DL, or at least on SNL.

Ron Madden
05-30-2010, 02:47 PM
Chris Dickerson is in the tv booth again today. :thumbup:

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 02:47 PM
Kepp with a single. 1st & 2nd with 1 down.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 02:48 PM
DP! 4-6-3 thanks to Berkman yet again.

3rd "yessirree" already for the Reds.

oneupper
05-30-2010, 02:48 PM
What's the record for most DPs in a game?

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 02:49 PM
Groundball pitchers are nice to have. :p:

Tony Cloninger
05-30-2010, 02:49 PM
At least Baker has a full and ready bench to help in the late innings.

Screwball
05-30-2010, 02:49 PM
Even with runners on 1st and 2nd and one out, I wasn't even worried about it. Dude's a beast. :D

Tony Cloninger
05-30-2010, 02:49 PM
Did he walk Paulino?

Tornon
05-30-2010, 02:49 PM
Yep, despite his record, he's got some nasty stuff. The walks have hurt him this year, but if he's got some control...could be a long day.

Or a really short one

Tornon
05-30-2010, 02:50 PM
Did he walk Paulino?

No, Paulino singled on a 3-2 pitch

BCubb2003
05-30-2010, 02:50 PM
Looks like Dusty put in a first-rate defense for Leake today.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 02:50 PM
Did he walk Paulino?

Nope. Solid single between BP & Cairo

pedro
05-30-2010, 02:52 PM
"Monie" ?

Degenerate39
05-30-2010, 02:52 PM
"Monie" ?

Ramon Hernandez

redsmetz
05-30-2010, 02:52 PM
What's the record for most DPs in a game?

The record is 7 by the following teams:

Yankees vs. Philadelphia on August 14, 1942
Houston vs. Giants on May 4, 1969
Braves vs. Reds on June 27, 1982 in 14 innings
Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh on June 16, 1994 in 10 innings.

Read more: What is the MLB record for most double plays in a single game? | Answerbag http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/19305#ixzz0pR7eadSs

oneupper
05-30-2010, 02:53 PM
That's Ramoncito's first out in this series.

Screwball
05-30-2010, 02:53 PM
"Monie" ?

:D

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 02:54 PM
1 down, Janish up. Leake on deck.

oneupper
05-30-2010, 02:54 PM
Janish walks. He is the savior.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 02:54 PM
Draws the free pass. First baserunner for the Redlegs.

pedro
05-30-2010, 02:55 PM
Ramon Hernandez

Just thought it was weird. :)

Degenerate39
05-30-2010, 02:55 PM
Just thought it was weird. :)

Oh I gotcha

oneupper
05-30-2010, 02:55 PM
Astros' guys say Leake looks like Leonardo DiCaprio.

Screwball
05-30-2010, 02:56 PM
Wow, Janish was out by a mile. What happened there?

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 02:56 PM
Janish out stealing. Missed sign?

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 02:56 PM
Leake just continues to hit! 8 for 20. .400 ba.

edabbs44
05-30-2010, 02:57 PM
Freel is an idiot.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 02:57 PM
Freel is an idiot.

Ummm...okay. That's kinda out of the blue.
Did I miss something on the Reds telecast?

Ron Madden
05-30-2010, 02:57 PM
Freel is an idiot.

Yep.

Screwball
05-30-2010, 02:58 PM
Freel is an idiot.

:D

Degenerate39
05-30-2010, 02:58 PM
Ummm...okay. That's kinda out of the blue.

On the Reds feed they showed Janish's first MLB hit a walk off single against the Marlins. Freel kicked Janish in the face

edabbs44
05-30-2010, 02:58 PM
Ummm...okay. That's kinda out of the blue.
Did I miss something on the Reds telecast?

They showed a clip where Janish got a GW hit and he was jumping all over Janish, pulling on his jersey and then kneed him in the face. Bloody nose.

Came from the Kendry Morales discussion.

Tony Cloninger
05-30-2010, 02:59 PM
Yes...during Janish first GW hit celebration....you see doing his thing...basically being a spazolla and nailing janish in the nose.

Please...no over the top celebrations anymore...it almost looked like a gang initiation.

oneupper
05-30-2010, 02:59 PM
Are we missing Joey yet?

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 02:59 PM
Gotcha. I remember that one well. Agreed. Freel's an idiot.

Tony Cloninger
05-30-2010, 03:00 PM
They score 35 runs in 3 games without him and beacuse they go scoreless after 3....you say that?

edabbs44
05-30-2010, 03:00 PM
Are we missing Joey yet?

I'm a bit suspicious, but I won't miss him until tomorrow.

Tony Cloninger
05-30-2010, 03:01 PM
They will miss Rolen more....looks like the offense is weaker without him all season.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 03:01 PM
I'm a bit suspicious, but I won't miss him until tomorrow.

Dusty's always done this. Once the guy's ready to come back, he gives him one extra day...just to be sure.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 03:02 PM
Wait, the leadoff man didn't get on? What's wrong with Leake? :O)

Screwball
05-30-2010, 03:03 PM
Wait, the leadoff man didn't get on? What's wrong with Leake? :O)

Just trying to save me from copying and pasting. Good people that Leake is.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 03:04 PM
Just trying to save me from copying and pasting. Good people that Leake is.

Awfully considerate of the young fella, huh?

K #2 for Leake.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 03:05 PM
There we go. 1-2-3. Time for Mike to settle in. Now let's rip into Paulino!

63 pitches after 4 for Leake

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 03:07 PM
Votto Jr, Phillips, Bruce due up.

Screwball
05-30-2010, 03:07 PM
Votto Jr, Bruce, Gomes due up.

You mean Phillips and then Bruce, right?

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 03:08 PM
You mean Phillips and then Bruce, right?

hehe. I tried to change it quickly. D'oh!

reds44
05-30-2010, 03:08 PM
Cairo.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 03:08 PM
mini-votto! Bloop single.

redsmetz
05-30-2010, 03:09 PM
Say this about Cairo, he said he knows his position on this club and he's had that his whole career. Clearly he came to this group of games, ready to play. That's an asset.

Screwball
05-30-2010, 03:09 PM
You can't shut down Miguel Cairo. You can only hope to contain him.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 03:09 PM
Sharp single through the right side for BPhil

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 03:10 PM
Jay looks really locked in right now.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 03:11 PM
liner the other way...at Lee though. I love him going the opposite way.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 03:12 PM
Gomes needs to clean up that mohawk. Lookin' pretty shabby. :O)

Screwball
05-30-2010, 03:12 PM
Gomes doesn't look good against a righty with sharp movement.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 03:13 PM
Gomes K's on a 97 mph heater.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 03:14 PM
Nix flies out to end the inning.

Everytime I see Nix, I think of Steve Garvey. Freaking forearms like Popeye.

WebScorpion
05-30-2010, 03:17 PM
Paulino's only thrown 52 pitches through 4 innings...we need to take a few more pitches and get into their bullpen as soon as possible. You gotta give Paulino credit, he's really coming after them today. He does have one game this year where he pitched 7 innings, gave up one ER, struck out 11, walked none, and took the loss. Poor guy.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 03:17 PM
K #3

Screwball
05-30-2010, 03:18 PM
Manzella swung and missed at ball four. That's what insane movement gets you.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 03:18 PM
Grounder to Janish for the 2nd out.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 03:19 PM
Paulino 2 for 2.

Both pitchers....3 for 3 total. :O)

WebScorpion
05-30-2010, 03:19 PM
Paulino 2 for 2.Dude hits like Mike Leake! :D

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 03:20 PM
Walk #3. haven't seen his control like this since his first 2 starts.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 03:21 PM
Single to Gomes...they hold Paulino. Bases loaded. Berkman up.

Screwball
05-30-2010, 03:23 PM
Leake ain't afraid to throw inside to Berkman.

WebScorpion
05-30-2010, 03:23 PM
Bases loaded. Berkman up.
Time for another K.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 03:23 PM
*whew* Grounder to Ocab. 6 left stranded through 5.

Ron Madden
05-30-2010, 03:24 PM
What a huge out right there.

Screwball
05-30-2010, 03:24 PM
Even with the bases loaded and Berkman up, I wasn't even worried about it. Dude's a beast. :beerme:

membengal
05-30-2010, 03:24 PM
mike leake is straight filthy. he absolutely does not have anywhere near his good stuff today, and has battled through five scoreless innings.

mbgrayson
05-30-2010, 03:24 PM
Leake at 84 pitches through 5 (barely) scoreless innings. Given his previous pitch count cutoffs, maybe only 1 more inning.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 03:24 PM
Even though Berkman isn't himself this year, he still makes me nervous as hell.

Tony Cloninger
05-30-2010, 03:25 PM
In the old days of bad Reds pitching.....that would have been over OC's head...or even into Left-Center field and over the wall.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 03:25 PM
Even with the bases loaded and Berkman up, I wasn't even worried about it. Dude's a beast.

You really should just make that your sig so you don't have to search to copy paste. :O)

WebScorpion
05-30-2010, 03:26 PM
What a huge out right there.
He threw 3 straight cutters on the inside corner and then a sinker on the outside corner with a little more pace than the cutter so the old man couldn't catch up to it. Nice. :thumbup:

mbgrayson
05-30-2010, 03:26 PM
Paulino should be hot and tired, having been out on the bases for a while in the top of the 5th.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 03:27 PM
This is the best I've seen Paulino all year.

Is that enough to jinx him? Paulino for Cy Young!!! How about now?

Screwball
05-30-2010, 03:29 PM
This is the best I've seen Paulino all year.

Is that enough to jinx him? Paulino for Cy Young!!! How about now?

Nope. I think we need to channel Jobu or somethin'.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 03:29 PM
Janish lines out to right.

oneupper
05-30-2010, 03:29 PM
Who is that guy in Berkman's uniform?

Seriously, though. Is he done?

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 03:29 PM
Nope. I think we need to channel Jobu or somethin'.

I'll get the rum!

WebScorpion
05-30-2010, 03:30 PM
Ramon practicing patience...the count goes full before he takes the bat off his shoulder. GO to SS

Janish not so mucch. FO on 1st pitch.

Ron Madden
05-30-2010, 03:30 PM
Cards lead the Cubs 1-0 Pujols HR.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 03:30 PM
1-2-3 for Paulino after leake K's looking.

mbgrayson
05-30-2010, 03:31 PM
Paulino through 5 innings on only 63 pitches. They need to find a way to get to this guy, or he will go all the way.

Screwball
05-30-2010, 03:32 PM
Paulino through 5 innings on only 63 pitches. They need to find a way to get to this guy, or he will go all the way.

Their bullpen is not only taxed, but garbage as well. Patience is key. Rolen and Votto would've provided that.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 03:34 PM
*whew* I thought that was gone. Gomes hauls it in at the track.

Gomes seems to be chatting a bunch lately with the fans in LF

WebScorpion
05-30-2010, 03:34 PM
Who is that guy in Berkman's uniform?

Seriously, though. Is he done?Maybe. It could just be the slowest start of his career...he's only? 34. You'd think he would have a few more good years in him. Maybe he's got a lot of nagging injuries, or maybe he's just tired of playing on losing teams. :dunno:

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 03:35 PM
Leake SNAGS one! Nice reflex play there.

GoReds
05-30-2010, 03:35 PM
Leake could begin a Maddux-like run of gold gloves.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 03:35 PM
Maybe. It could just be the slowest start of his career...he's only? 34. You'd think he would have a few more good years in him. Maybe he's got a lot of nagging injuries, or maybe he's just tired of playing on losing teams. :dunno:

Remember who's hitting behind him too this year. Carlos Lee has been struggling mightily too.

Ron Madden
05-30-2010, 03:35 PM
Their bullpen is not only taxed, but garbage as well. Patience is key. Rolen and Votto would've provided that.

During Hernandez' ab Marty was griping about the Reds being too patient today.

Screwball
05-30-2010, 03:36 PM
*whew* I thought that was gone. Gomes hauls it in at the track.

Yeah, I did too.


Gomes seems to be chatting a bunch lately with the fans in LF

The other night when I was next to the LF foul pole I asked him if he wanted a beer. He declined.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 03:36 PM
bloop single to center, but nix slips and blum heads into second. ruled a double.

Tony Cloninger
05-30-2010, 03:37 PM
Leake makes it look very effortless. Looks like he could throw all day.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 03:37 PM
The other night when I was next to the LF foul pole I asked him if he wanted a beer. He declined.

Jonny being Jonny? :beerme:

mbgrayson
05-30-2010, 03:38 PM
Leake makes it look very effortless. Looks like he could throw all day.

No Dusty, No!. He is too young to burn that arm up.

Leake is through six scoreless on 97 pitches.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 03:38 PM
Shallow pop to lf, Ocab's got it. Still scoreless.

I think this outing is one of Leake's most impressive so far. He's CLEARLY not got his stuff and he's still getting it done. You expect that kind of stuff from good VETS...not rooks.

dougdirt
05-30-2010, 03:40 PM
Mike Leake's ERA is sitting at 2.45 on the season. Is that good?

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 03:40 PM
I'm calling it. This is OUR inning!

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 03:40 PM
Sharp liner RIGHT at Manzella. Dang.

Screwball
05-30-2010, 03:41 PM
Shallow pop to lf, Ocab's got it. Still scoreless.

I think this outing is one of Leake's most impressive so far. He's CLEARLY not got his stuff and he's still getting it done. You expect that kind of stuff from good VETS...not rooks.

Yep, sublime stuff from Leake. Tempered of course that it's against Teh Suck that is the Astros, but still, dude's been amazing.

Now we just need some runs...

WebScorpion
05-30-2010, 03:41 PM
Leake makes it look very effortless. Looks like he could throw all day.
At 97 pitches through 6 innings...he might be done if they're trying to keep his pitch counts down this year. I doubt it though...I think they leave him to see if the offense can get him a chance at the 'W'.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 03:42 PM
Really high chopper...Blum barehands it to get Cairo. Got 'em by half a step.

pedro
05-30-2010, 03:42 PM
Kelch and Brantley talking about best OF arms they've ever seen.

For me that would be Dave Parker.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 03:43 PM
Kelch and Brantley talking about best OF arms they've ever seen.

For me that would be Dave Parker.

Geronimo. Not even close for me.

mbgrayson
05-30-2010, 03:43 PM
Kelch and Brantley talking about best OF arms they've ever seen.

For me that would be Dave Parker.

What about Josh Hamilton?

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 03:43 PM
phillips with a 2 bagger.

Ron Madden
05-30-2010, 03:43 PM
Need baserunners.

Tony Cloninger
05-30-2010, 03:44 PM
Mike Anderson who played for the Phillies in the middle to late 70's had a great one. He just did not hit much at all to have anyone notice it.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 03:44 PM
Phillips has got to be well up there in the league leaders in doubles. He seem to have a ton of them.

mbgrayson
05-30-2010, 03:44 PM
Kelch and Brantley talking about best OF arms they've ever seen.

For me that would be Dave Parker.

Ichiro is not too bad...

WebScorpion
05-30-2010, 03:44 PM
Geronimo. Not even close for me.
For me, it's either him or Clemente. I've seen both of them make throws I thought were against the laws of physics. :eek:

guttle11
05-30-2010, 03:44 PM
Mike Leake's ERA is sitting at 2.45 on the season. Is that good?

Barring something stupid, Leake's batting average through May will be higher than his ERA.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 03:44 PM
DARN! I thought that was a triple for sure. Just foul.

mth123
05-30-2010, 03:45 PM
Kelch and Brantley talking about best OF arms they've ever seen.

For me that would be Dave Parker.

Clemente, Ellis Valentine, Dwight Evans, Ollie Brown, Dave Winfield

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 03:45 PM
For me, it's either him or Clemente. I've seen both of them make throws I thought were against the laws of physics. :eek:

Okay, I forgot Roberto. Yeah, he'd be right up there. But I'll play the homer card and stick with Cesar. But Jay's creeping on up the list at light speed.

mth123
05-30-2010, 03:47 PM
Ichiro, Hamilton, Bo Jackson

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 03:47 PM
Jay grounded out to short to end the inning btw. Remains scoreless after 6

WebScorpion
05-30-2010, 03:47 PM
Leake's day is done...no decision. Fisher in to pitch the 7th.

pedro
05-30-2010, 03:48 PM
Dave Parker made a couple of throws in an all star game, I think it was 1979, that were just shocking and will always stick in my mind.

oneupper
05-30-2010, 03:48 PM
Leake's day is over. Third non-decision in a row.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 03:48 PM
Bo was just a freak. Simply an amazing, amazing freak.

membengal
05-30-2010, 03:48 PM
No second guessing from me, great call Dusty, regardless of outcome here.

oneupper
05-30-2010, 03:48 PM
Dave Parker made a couple of throws in an all star game, I think it was 1979, that were just shocking and will always stick in my mind.

He was actually the MVP of the game because of those throws.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 03:48 PM
:clap: Great job Rook. Good call Dusty.

Ron Madden
05-30-2010, 03:49 PM
No second guessing from me, great call Dusty, regardless of outcome here.

I agree.

Screwball
05-30-2010, 03:49 PM
Paulino's shut down a hot offense. My hat's off to mem and PuffyPig.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 03:49 PM
Quintero hit right on the elbow. Ouch.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 03:52 PM
Humberto's staying in the game. As is Paulino. Batting for himself

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 03:52 PM
almost got Quintero at first on razor's snap throw. CLOSE.

GOYA
05-30-2010, 03:53 PM
Reggie Sanders had a mighty fine arm too. Teams rarely ran on him

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 03:55 PM
Fly out to Jay. Paulino looks solid with the stick in his hands.

mbgrayson
05-30-2010, 03:55 PM
Rhodes in to face some lefties...

SunDeck
05-30-2010, 03:57 PM
Clemente, Ellis Valentine, Dwight Evans, Ollie Brown, Dave Winfield

Best throw I've ever seen was Andruw Jones when he had his cup of coffee in Durham. He threw a one hop aspirin to third base from the right/center warning track, keeping a guy from going 1st to 3rd and holding the batter to a long single. He was like a man playing among boys in (then) single A.

pedro
05-30-2010, 03:58 PM
Clemente, Ellis Valentine, Dwight Evans, Ollie Brown, Dave Winfield

Ellis Vallentine definately came to mind for me.

Kelch said Geronimo.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 03:59 PM
Rhodes in for Fisher.

Garry Maddox had a cannon for Philly as I recall too. But I just saw waaaay too much of Geronimo to put him behind ANYONE on my list.

pedro
05-30-2010, 04:01 PM
Best throw I've ever seen was Andruw Jones when he had his cup of coffee in Durham. He threw a one hop aspirin to third base from the right/center warning track, keeping a guy from going 1st to 3rd and holding the batter to a long single. He was like a man playing among boys in (then) single A.

I lived in Atlanta all through the 90's and even though he won the GG every year I don't think you can over estimate just how great young andruw jones was in CF. Just amazing.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 04:02 PM
Bourn nailed at 2nd by Razor to end the inning. Scoreless it remains. What a difference today is from the past week or so.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 04:04 PM
Dinger will win it. You can just feel it.

Screwball
05-30-2010, 04:04 PM
Bourn nailed at 2nd by Razor to end the inning. Scoreless it remains. What a difference today is from the past week or so.

Reds win this. Mark it down.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 04:05 PM
80 pitches for Paulino

Tony Cloninger
05-30-2010, 04:05 PM
Alex Gonzalez has hit his 11th Homer for the Jays. They are a nice looking team...considering they looked like a dead one after the Halladay trade.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 04:06 PM
Nix thought it was ball 4 for sure. Looked pretty good to me.

Screwball
05-30-2010, 04:06 PM
Ump missed that one.

Ron Madden
05-30-2010, 04:07 PM
Nix thought it was ball 4 for sure. Looked pretty good to me.

It was high and outside.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 04:07 PM
Gameday...right on the black.

You throw like he has today...you'll get a few calls.

pedro
05-30-2010, 04:08 PM
Alex Gonzalez has hit his 11th Homer for the Jays. They are a nice looking team...considering they looked like a dead one after the Halladay trade.

Holy shnikies.

Screwball
05-30-2010, 04:08 PM
Gameday...right on the black.

Foxtrax was up and out. My eyes were up and out. Gameday was barely in the "acceptable" zone.

Shoulda been a walk IMO.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 04:10 PM
Foxtrax was up and out. My eyes were up and out. Gameday was barely in the "acceptable" zone.

Shoulda been a walk IMO.

Notice Quintero's glove never moved an inch. I think it was closer than some think. Up for sure, but close enough to protect the plate on it.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 04:11 PM
Janish K's and has something to say about it too. Right on the black on gameday too.

KoryMac5
05-30-2010, 04:11 PM
Paulino bringing some gas late in the game.

Tony Cloninger
05-30-2010, 04:11 PM
Not close at all...it was near Nix's neck....and outside. Pitch track shows it way high.

membengal
05-30-2010, 04:12 PM
He has something to say because the two pitches he took for "strikes" were nowhere near "strikes".

mbgrayson
05-30-2010, 04:12 PM
Paulino at 91 pitches through 7 innings. He may be ok for one more, although he was straining a little there.

GoReds
05-30-2010, 04:12 PM
Dusty needs to get his money's worth and get tossed. Those calls were horrible.

mbgrayson
05-30-2010, 04:13 PM
Arthur Rhodes back out for the 8th...

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 04:14 PM
I don't know which is right, but for what it's worth...Gameday...has all those pitches IN the zone. Both close ones to Janish AND the last pitch to Nix. And to my eyes, they looked close enough to be called strikes.

GoReds
05-30-2010, 04:15 PM
The pitch to Nix was nowhere near the zone. Fox trax had the pitch out of the zone as well. Pitch to Janish was borderline, but hasn't been called all game.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 04:16 PM
Liner to Phillips. 2 down.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 04:17 PM
Price coming out. I wonder why?

Tony Cloninger
05-30-2010, 04:17 PM
The Jnaish one that almost hit him.....was a border line one ...as was the last one. I mean that was like on the outside of the outside of the black.

The one to Nix...no way you swing at it without looking like a 12 year old little leaguer. It was a strike at the letters to Frank Howard maybe...but not to Nox.

Ron Madden
05-30-2010, 04:17 PM
The pitch to Nix was high and outside. I'll say no more about it.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 04:18 PM
Rhodes coming out. Masset in. Rhodes was acting like he was hurt or something.

membengal
05-30-2010, 04:18 PM
It looks like his sore foot again. That is worrisome.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 04:19 PM
Just out of curiosity, can we get tossed out of the game thread for arguing balls & strikes? *grin*

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 04:20 PM
103,769 attendance for 3 games. :clap: Way to bring it Redsland!

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 04:21 PM
K's swinging. Good job Nick!

mbgrayson
05-30-2010, 04:21 PM
Masset strikes out Lee on 4 pitches. Nice...

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 04:24 PM
Heisey ph

mbgrayson
05-30-2010, 04:24 PM
Heisey pinch hitting for Masset, walks on 4 straight.

Tony Cloninger
05-30-2010, 04:24 PM
More concerned about Rhodes. How bad has his foot been?

TheNext44
05-30-2010, 04:25 PM
Small ball time

TheNext44
05-30-2010, 04:26 PM
Perfect bunt, moving Heisey to second

TheNext44
05-30-2010, 04:27 PM
Roy Hobbs up.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 04:28 PM
lol

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 04:29 PM
Paulino at 100

mbgrayson
05-30-2010, 04:30 PM
Cairo foul straight back knocks the fan's drink all over the place...oh well.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 04:30 PM
Paulino~ "I want to announce my presence with authority"

Quintero to Cairo~"here comes the fastball"

mbgrayson
05-30-2010, 04:31 PM
Cairo grounds to third, Heisey holds at 2nd.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 04:32 PM
Phillips looking to hit it over the Ohio

Ron Madden
05-30-2010, 04:33 PM
Paulino is going down!

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 04:34 PM
Phillips walks. Bruce approaches the dish.

mbgrayson
05-30-2010, 04:34 PM
Ok, now it's time for Broooooce....

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 04:34 PM
How do you leave him in here?

mbgrayson
05-30-2010, 04:35 PM
How do you leave him in here?

Because you have the Astros pen.

GoReds
05-30-2010, 04:35 PM
After last couple of days, Astros bullpen has "do not disturb" sign posted.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 04:36 PM
3-0 to Bruce

mbgrayson
05-30-2010, 04:36 PM
3-0 to Bruce

2-1 actually.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 04:37 PM
2-1 actually.

Oh, sorry. You're right.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 04:37 PM
Crud. Sharp grounder to Berkman.

mbgrayson
05-30-2010, 04:37 PM
Bruce grounds to 1st.

_Sir_Charles_
05-30-2010, 04:38 PM
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