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Blitz Dorsey
06-26-2010, 03:06 PM
Not feeling good about the pitching matchup though. LeCure doesn't have Major League stuff IMO and has gotten worse and worse with each start with the Reds. Something tells me this will be his last start this year, or maybe his second-to-last.

Masterson isn't great, but he graduated from Beavercreek HS in the Dayton area (and will have a bunch of friends/family in the house) and unlike LeCure he DOES have MLB stuff. He started the season like junk but has been much better of late. Hopefully the Reds get the bats out and LeCure can prove me wrong and have a good outing. It's not like the Indians have a great lineup, so even LeCure could hold them down. Hopefully.

VR
06-26-2010, 03:58 PM
Not feeling good about the pitching matchup though. LeCure doesn't have Major League stuff IMO and has gotten worse and worse with each start with the Reds. Something tells me this will be his last start this year, or maybe his second-to-last.

Masterson isn't great, but he graduated from Beavercreek HS in the Dayton area (and will have a bunch of friends/family in the house) and unlike LeCure he DOES have MLB stuff. He started the season like junk but has been much better of late. Hopefully the Reds get the bats out and LeCure can prove me wrong and have a good outing. It's not like the Indians have a great lineup, so even LeCure could hold them down. Hopefully.

If LeCure struggles....I'd expect Wood or Maloney to make the next start in his spot.

Reds Fanatic
06-26-2010, 06:53 PM
Lineups from Fay:


REDS (41-33)

Phillips 4

Cabrera 6

Votto 3

Rolen 5

Bruce 9

Laynce Nix 7

Stubbs 8

Hernandez 2

LeCure 1

vs. RHP Justin Masterson (2-6, 4.87)

INDIANS (26-46)

Crowe 8

Choo 9

Santana 2

Kearns 7

Branyan 3

Peralta 5

Jayson Nix 4

Donald 6

Masterson 1

reds1869
06-26-2010, 07:09 PM
One thought comes to mind when looking at the lineups: wow, the Tribe is bad this year.

Screwball
06-26-2010, 07:14 PM
Lefites have an .862 OPS against Masterson this season. RHBs are at .633 in a comparable number of PAs. Looks like Votto, Bruce and Nix will need to do the heavy lifting tonight.

reds1869
06-26-2010, 07:18 PM
Lefites have an .862 OPS against Masterson this season. RHBs are at .633 in a comparable number of PAs. Looks like Votto, Bruce and Nix will need to do the heavy lifting tonight.

Votto should be licking his chops thinking about Masterson's fastball.

TheNext44
06-26-2010, 08:14 PM
Crowe lines out to Bruce in right for the first out.

TheNext44
06-26-2010, 08:15 PM
Choo walks

1 one, one out

TheNext44
06-26-2010, 08:16 PM
Choo steals second on a bang bang play

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 08:17 PM
Santana with a double down the RF line to plate 1. 1-0 Tribe

Santana looks to be the real deal. Impressive.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 08:19 PM
LeCure having a hard time finding the zone. He's all over the place.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 08:20 PM
Austin grounds out to Rolen. 2 down.

TheNext44
06-26-2010, 08:20 PM
LeCure having a hard time finding the zone. He's all over the place.

He won't be long for this game if this keeps up.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 08:21 PM
He won't be long for this game if this keeps up.

Yep. When he misses, he misses badly.

Nix catches the 3rd out to end the inning. 1-0 Indians

VR
06-26-2010, 08:22 PM
He won't be long for this game if this keeps up.

Poor performance tonight, you'd think Travis Wood might get a shot.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 08:23 PM
Poor performance tonight, you'd think Travis Wood might get a shot.

Possible, but I think Maloney will get the first shot.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 08:24 PM
Brandon with a leadoff infield single. SS tries to barehand it and fails.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 08:25 PM
Ocab hits into a FC on the first pitch. Phillips out at 2nd.

His propensity to swing at the first pitch is a big reason why I like Cabrera OUT of the leadoff slot.


Austin with a nice grab off a Votto liner. 2 down.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 08:28 PM
Rolen with a shot in the gap....Cabrera beats the throw! 1-1 ballgame! Here comes the Tribe skipper to argue.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 08:29 PM
The throw beats Orlando to the plate, but he slides around the tag. Apparently Santana didn't get it down quick enough.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 08:30 PM
Jay grounds out to 2nd to end the inning. But we tie it up heading to the second.

With the way LeCure started, we're gonna need to put some runs up tonight.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 08:31 PM
This just in, Domino's Oven Baked Subs are freakin' awesome! *drools*

VR
06-26-2010, 08:31 PM
Ocab scored from 1st on a single?


Man I hate no TV or radio.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 08:33 PM
Ocab scored from 1st on a single?


Man I hate no TV or radio.

I got your back. PM.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 08:34 PM
Leadoff walk from LeCure. *sigh*

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 08:35 PM
Jayson Nix hitting. Extra "Y", he's GOT to be Laynce's brother.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 08:35 PM
Lines out to Laynce. (yep, they just confirmed it...brothers)

Screwball
06-26-2010, 08:37 PM
Lines out to Laynce. (yep, they just confirmed it...brothers)

First time they've ever started against each other in a Major League game. And of course Jayson hits it to his brother.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 08:38 PM
Grounder to OCab, but Hernandez beats it to screwup the DP. But we get the lead runner. 2 down.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 08:38 PM
Justin Masterson with a hard hit single back up the middle. 1st & 2nd with 2 down for the top of the order.

First career hit for Masterson.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 08:40 PM
Crowe pops out to Rolen to end the inning. 1-1 heading to the bottom of the 2nd.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 08:41 PM
LeCure gave up the leadoff walk, but he seemed to find the zone much better that inning. Hopefully he's settling down.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 08:43 PM
Laynce with a short tapper back to Masterson. 1 down.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 08:44 PM
Cards won earlier today 5-3 over the Royals. We're tied for 1st right now.

Brewers lost 5-4 to the Mariners
Houston lost 7-2 to the Rangers
Cubs & Palehose no score in the 3rd
Pirates later versus the A's

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 08:45 PM
Shallow flair from Stubbs that Jayson Nix hauls in for the 2nd out.

Big Klu
06-26-2010, 08:46 PM
Ocab scored from 1st on a single?


Man I hate no TV or radio.

Why do you have no radio?

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 08:48 PM
Why do you have no radio?

He's not in Cincy. And WLW gets blacked out over the internet during games due to MLB stuff. VR's in Vancouver IIRC, right?

mbgrayson
06-26-2010, 08:49 PM
After two innings:

Lecure at 40 pitches.
Masterson at 30 pitches (10 of them to Ramon on that last K)

Screwball
06-26-2010, 08:49 PM
10-pitch-AB there by da bad guy. 30 total for Masterson through 2 IP.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 08:49 PM
Razor called out on strikes for the 3rd out. 1-1 after 2.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 08:51 PM
Choo, Santana & Kearns due up.

Screwball
06-26-2010, 08:52 PM
Choo's yet to see a strike tonight. I'm guessing the Reds' scouting report on Choo is "Walk him."

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 08:53 PM
Another leadoff walk. 3rd BB for LeCure.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 08:54 PM
Santana flies out to Bruce. 1 down and Choo holds at first.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 08:57 PM
They try a pitchout. With how badly LeCure's struggling to find the dish...you can't GIVE away balls.

mbgrayson
06-26-2010, 08:57 PM
Why pitch out when your pitcher is walking guys?

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 08:57 PM
Kearns singles in front of Bruce. 1st & 2nd.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 08:57 PM
Why pitch out when your pitcher is walking guys?

Exactly.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 08:58 PM
Choo tries to swipe 3rd, Razor's having NONE of that. 1-5-6-2 to nail Choo.

Nice thing is that Austin held at first.

Screwball
06-26-2010, 08:59 PM
Choo tries to swipe 3rd, Razor's having NONE of that. 1-5-6-2 to nail Choo.

And Kearns has to stay at first despite the rundown. :thumbup:

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 09:01 PM
But I think LeCure wants to move Kearns to 2nd anyway. Full count now.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 09:01 PM
Hey! I was wrong. First K of the game from Sam. 1-1 heading to the bottom of the 3rd.

VR
06-26-2010, 09:01 PM
He's not in Cincy. And WLW gets blacked out over the internet during games due to MLB stuff. VR's in Vancouver IIRC, right?

Vancouver Washington, you are correct.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 09:02 PM
Vancouver Washington, you are correct.

Either one. They're both WELL out of WLW's range. :O)

So, is it working for you?

VR
06-26-2010, 09:03 PM
Either one. They're both WELL out of WLW's range. :O)

So, is it working for you?

indeed

westofyou
06-26-2010, 09:05 PM
Vancouver Washington, you are correct.

Where it will top 80 tomorrow for the 1st time all year.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 09:08 PM
Sorry guys, the baby spit up on me. I'm back.

LeCure lined out to Nix
Phillips grounded out to Nix
OCab K's swinging.

Reds are letting Masterson settle in and keeping his pitch count down. 42 pitches to LeCure's 58

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 09:10 PM
Peralta with a soft liner over Cabrera's head.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 09:11 PM
Nix with a sharp double down the LF line. 2nd & 3rd for the Tribe with no outs. Uh-oh.

Screwball
06-26-2010, 09:11 PM
LeCure will do well to only give up 1 here.

VR
06-26-2010, 09:11 PM
Certainly LeCure's last start w/ the Reds for awhile, isn't it?

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 09:12 PM
Certainly LeCure's last start w/ the Reds for awhile, isn't it?

Hope so.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 09:13 PM
Ground rule double. *sigh* 3-1 Indians.

TheNext44
06-26-2010, 09:13 PM
Certainly LeCure's last start w/ the Reds for awhile, isn't it?

Really depends on how Wood or Maloney is throwing. LeCure is performing better than most #5 starters right now.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 09:14 PM
It bounced into the stands just past the ballboy down the LF line. Crappy luck there.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 09:15 PM
Masterson K's for the first out of the inning.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 09:15 PM
Cubs down 1-0 in the 4th to the White Sox

TheNext44
06-26-2010, 09:15 PM
LaCure really needed to K Hernandez there. His not being a K pitcher really hurt him there.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 09:16 PM
Man, LeCure is not even CLOSE to the zone.

Price coming out. Micah warming.

Blitz Dorsey
06-26-2010, 09:16 PM
Jeez ... we gotta get LeCure out of the rotation ASAFP.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 09:17 PM
Any chance Edinson or Homer will be ready within the week?

VR
06-26-2010, 09:17 PM
Really depends on how Wood or Maloney is throwing. LeCure is performing better than most #5 starters right now.

Wood has a 1.61 earnie over his last 8 games.....56 k's in 55 2/3 innings.

kaldaniels
06-26-2010, 09:18 PM
Really depends on how Wood or Maloney is throwing. LeCure is performing better than most #5 starters right now.

No offense, but I'd question that. Without delving into the stats it has seemed like every inning has been a tightrope walk for him. His ERA is respectable but I'd wager it will drastically increase as he continues to go back out there every 5th day.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 09:18 PM
BB #4

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 09:19 PM
No offense, but I'd question that. Without delving into the stats it has seemed like every inning has been a tightrope walk for him. His ERA is respectable but I'd wager it will drastically increase as he continues to go back out there every 5th day.

He started out well when he was first brought up, but each start has been more and more of a struggle IMO.

Baker's yanking him.

To be fair, I think this is his first game where's he's not facing a Cy Young candidate. I'd have to check, but it sure seems like he's been facing aces every outing.

VR
06-26-2010, 09:20 PM
No offense, but I'd question that. Without delving into the stats it has seemed like every inning has been a tightrope walk for him. His ERA is respectable but I'd wager it will drastically increase as he continues to go back out there every 5th day.

He's like just about every Reds starter not named Harang from 2002-2005. Little stuff, mediocre velocity, walk the tight rope every night out. He's a battler ......I'll give him that. But at this point, he looks like a AAAA ceiling pitcher.

TheNext44
06-26-2010, 09:21 PM
No offense, but I'd question that. Without delving into the stats it has seemed like every inning has been a tightrope walk for him. His ERA is respectable but I'd wager it will drastically increase as he continues to go back out there every 5th day.

I don't disagree, but just saying that so far this season, he has performed better than most #5 pitchers in the league. If he had better control, he'd be decent enough, but he's really struggled with that as of late.

VR
06-26-2010, 09:22 PM
"87 mph heater"

Yikes.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 09:23 PM
LeCure's opponents:

Wandy Rodriguez
Priss Carpenter
Matt Cain
Zach Grienke
Felix Hernandez

That's a tough matchup for ANY pitcher.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 09:23 PM
Owings in. Choo hits into a 4-6-3 DP to end the inning. Nice job Micah. 3-1 Indians heading to the bottom of 4.

TheNext44
06-26-2010, 09:24 PM
"87 mph heater"

Yikes.

Jumbo Shrimp... Military Intelligence... Married Batchelor...

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 09:25 PM
Jumbo Shrimp... Military Intelligence... Married Batchelor...

Intelligent Cubs Fan? :O)

Blitz Dorsey
06-26-2010, 09:25 PM
LeCure's opponents:

Wandy Rodriguez
Priss Carpenter
Matt Cain
Zach Grienke
Felix Hernandez

That's a tough matchup for ANY pitcher.

Shouldn't affect his ERA (not good) or WHIP (atrocious). In fact, sometimes facing "aces" your numbers are better (sans W-L) because you know you have to be at your best and can't give up much.

Any way we cut it, Sam LeCure has no business in an MLB rotation. Not even close to the stuff (or command).

KoryMac5
06-26-2010, 09:25 PM
Sorry guys, the baby spit up on me. I'm back.

LeCure lined out to Nix
Phillips grounded out to Nix
OCab K's swinging.

Reds are letting Masterson settle in and keeping his pitch count down. 42 pitches to LeCure's 58

Seems to me the baby saw this bad inning coming :eek:

Screwball
06-26-2010, 09:25 PM
LeCure's opponents:

Wandy Rodriguez
Priss Carpenter
Matt Cain
Zach Grienke
Felix Hernandez

That's a tough matchup for ANY pitcher.

Well, yeah, but I don't think anybody is judging him based on Wins and Losses. His ERA is respectable, but misleading. When you're giving up a ton of baserunners and not missing many bats, it's only a matter of time until you get burned.

Heck of a DP there to keep this a 2 run game.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 09:26 PM
Shouldn't affect his ERA (not good) or WHIP (atrocious). In fact, sometimes facing "aces" your numbers are better (sans W-L) because you know you have to be at your best and can't give up much.

Any way we cut it, Sam LeCure has no business in an MLB rotation. Not even close to the stuff (or command).

Oh I know. Just saying he's had a rather rough introduction to the bigs. That's all.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 09:26 PM
Votto grounds out to Branyan. 1 down.

kaldaniels
06-26-2010, 09:26 PM
Nice job Micah, this one ain't over.

Blitz Dorsey
06-26-2010, 09:27 PM
Oh I know. Just saying he's had a rather rough introduction to the bigs. That's all.

I gotcha bud (and I'm typing with a baby in my lap myself ... she hasn't spit up yet though ... hopefully the wifey gets her soon so I can go back to paying attention to the game).

TheNext44
06-26-2010, 09:27 PM
Wood has a 1.61 earnie over his last 8 games.....56 k's in 55 2/3 innings.

Remember that LeCure was putting up lights out numbers in AAA before he was called up too.

Anyway, I think with the schedule and All-Star game coming up, they probably could skip LeCure's turn and then start Volquez in his spot after the break.

Screwball
06-26-2010, 09:28 PM
For the life of me I can't figure out why 700 lets Brantley do PBP.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 09:28 PM
I gotcha bud (and I'm typing with a baby in my lap myself ... she hasn't spit up yet though ... hopefully the wifey gets her soon so I can go back to paying attention to the game).

It's a challenge ain't it? :O)

Rolen draws the free pass. The Bruce approaches! *Tribe fans shiver*

TheNext44
06-26-2010, 09:29 PM
Shouldn't affect his ERA (not good) or WHIP (atrocious). In fact, sometimes facing "aces" your numbers are better (sans W-L) because you know you have to be at your best and can't give up much.

Any way we cut it, Sam LeCure has no business in an MLB rotation. Not even close to the stuff (or command).

The Reds have better options, but I'd say there are probably at least 10 major league teams right now that don't.

I think the definition of an "MLB starting pitcher" has changed over the years.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 09:30 PM
Bruce flies out to Kearns.

It hasn't happened yet, but I really expected Votto & Bruce to eat Masterson alive tonight.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 09:31 PM
A linebacker wearing a Reds uniform grounds out to Branyan to end the inning. 3-1 Indians heading to the 5th.

Screwball
06-26-2010, 09:31 PM
Middle of the order lacked any sort of punch that inning.

TheNext44
06-26-2010, 09:31 PM
Bruce flies out to Kearns.

It hasn't happened yet, but I really expected Votto & Bruce to eat Masterson alive tonight.

I don't. Masterson seems to be dealing tonight, and he has the talent to shut down good hitters, left or right handed.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 09:33 PM
I don't. Masterson seems to be dealing tonight, and he has the talent to shut down good hitters, left or right handed.

He does seem to be "on" but alot of that is because the Reds hitters are helping him out by swinging early in the AB's. But Joey & Jay have both been stinging the ball lately (Jay especially), so I still think it'll be them that knock him out of the game.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 09:34 PM
Santana K's to start the inning. Micah seems to be on as well tonight.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 09:37 PM
Back to back now. Kearns k's looking.

Blitz Dorsey
06-26-2010, 09:37 PM
Full disclosure: I went to the same high school as Masterson and was a pretty good pitcher for the Beavers long before he arrived. That said, I want the Reds to get some runs off him next inning and win this thing.

Blitz Dorsey
06-26-2010, 09:39 PM
Remember that LeCure was putting up lights out numbers in AAA before he was called up too.

Anyway, I think with the schedule and All-Star game coming up, they probably could skip LeCure's turn and then start Volquez in his spot after the break.

Yeah, but Wood was the Reds' minor league pitcher of the year last year (and almost made the rotation out of ST), while LeCure was never really on the map until his good start at Louisville this season. Plus, there is the minor detail that Wood has MLB stuff and LeCure doesn't. (And I like that Wood is a lefty.)

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 09:40 PM
Branyan hits a grounder towards Orlando but a bad hop gets by and Branyan gets to 2nd.

Screwball
06-26-2010, 09:40 PM
Grounder to short turns into a double for Branyan. Reds getting some tough breaks tonight.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 09:41 PM
2 at least, this one and the GRD. The rest of the "breaks" I call "walks".

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 09:42 PM
Peralta K's. Nice inning for Owings. Really solid.

Screwball
06-26-2010, 09:42 PM
Owings wasn't worried. He uses the opportunity to strike out the side.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 09:43 PM
I've got to put the baby to bed, can somebody take over the PBP for a bit?

VR
06-26-2010, 09:43 PM
Good for Micah tonight....like to see this guy have success. You know he's excited to have a chance to hit as well.

Screwball
06-26-2010, 09:44 PM
2 at least, this one and the GRD. The rest of the "breaks" I call "walks".

I consider Kearns robbing Votto of extra bases a tough break as well. But yeah, the Reds aren't really helping themselves out otherwise.

Screwball
06-26-2010, 09:45 PM
Stubbs single on a sharp grounder to left to open up the bottom of the 5th.

Hernandez up.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 09:47 PM
I consider Kearns robbing Votto of extra bases a tough break as well. But yeah, the Reds aren't really helping themselves out otherwise.

Good call. I forgot that one.

Screwball
06-26-2010, 09:47 PM
Botched pickoff attempt (sounds like Branyan's fault) allows Stubbs to go to 2nd.

TheNext44
06-26-2010, 09:47 PM
Russell is a natural born DH.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 09:48 PM
Micah with an RBI!

Razor was robbed when Branyan climbed the ladder, but Owings steps up to plate Stubbs. 3-2 Indians

Blitz Dorsey
06-26-2010, 09:48 PM
Owings is keeping us in this bad boy.

Screwball
06-26-2010, 09:49 PM
3-2 Injuns now. Reds still threatening though.

TheNext44
06-26-2010, 09:49 PM
Sir_Charles_ may be right about Matterson tonight.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 09:50 PM
Brandon draws the walk. He may not be prototypical, but he's doing a good impersonation of a leadoff hitter.

Screwball
06-26-2010, 09:51 PM
Cabrera's been in a nasty slump the past month or so. OPSing an absurd .463 over the last 28 days.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 09:51 PM
Cubs have tied it up 1-1 with the Palehose (6th inning) Whitesox threatening though.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 09:52 PM
Wild pitch allows both guys to move up. Now that our hitters aren't bailing him out, Masterson's struggling.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 09:53 PM
Cabrera walks to jack 'em full....for VOTTO! :O)

kaldaniels
06-26-2010, 09:53 PM
Enter Mr. Votto.

Screwball
06-26-2010, 09:53 PM
Masterson's come completely unglued here in the 5th. Are the fans holding up a giant pitcure of a Budweiser behind the plate?

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 09:54 PM
Chopper to Branyan, but Micah scores. 3-3 ballgame. Phillips to 3rd, Orlando to 2nd. 2 down, Rolen up.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 09:55 PM
Crud. Rolen just misses one. Kearns hauls it in at the track. 3-3 ballgame heading to the 6th

TheNext44
06-26-2010, 09:56 PM
A brand new 4 innning game. :)

VR
06-26-2010, 09:59 PM
Sox take the lead back on the Cubs....2-1

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 09:59 PM
Nix, Hernandez & PH due up most likely.

kaldaniels
06-26-2010, 10:00 PM
Nix, Hernandez & PH due up most likely.

For what team? :cool:

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 10:00 PM
Jayson Nix takes the leadoff walk. Come on Micah, don't lose it now!

redsfandan
06-26-2010, 10:00 PM
For the life of me I can't figure out why 700 lets Brantley do PBP.
You're just that much of a fan are ya.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 10:00 PM
For what team? :cool:

LOL. Just noticed that. hehe.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 10:02 PM
Scrubs tie it back up 2-2

Screwball
06-26-2010, 10:02 PM
For what team? :cool:

:clap:

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 10:03 PM
DRH & Logan both warming

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 10:03 PM
Jay with a heck of a grab! BRUUUUUUUCE!

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 10:04 PM
I love that play. Bunt attempt, Phillips runs in behind the runner at first and Razor tries to pick him off.

Didn't get him, but it's a great play to try.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 10:05 PM
2-6-4 out at first. Nix beat the throw from Ramon to 2nd, but they still get Masterson at first.

Screwball
06-26-2010, 10:06 PM
DRH will face Crowe.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 10:06 PM
Price pulling Owings. Herrera coming in. Not sure I like this one. Micah's throwing well.

And it still seems odd seeing the pitching coach pulling a pitcher instead of the manager.

kaldaniels
06-26-2010, 10:10 PM
If DRH can get this out its worth pulling Micah.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 10:10 PM
Crowe grounds out to Rolen. Middle of 6, 3-3.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 10:11 PM
If DRH can get this out its worth pulling Micah.

Not if Micah could've got him out too. Without pulling Micah, you keep his bat in the game for another go-round.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 10:13 PM
I'm surprised Masterson's still out there. His pitch count is still fine, but he's really scuffled the last inning or so.

Bruce with a leadoff IF single. 6 game hitting streak for Bruce.

kaldaniels
06-26-2010, 10:14 PM
Not if Micah could've got him out too. Without pulling Micah, you keep his bat in the game for another go-round.

One of those "we'll never know" things...Micah let the go ahead run reach second base...at that point I'm ok with going with our best odds to prevent the run from scoring. Cue Massett,Rhodes,Cordero.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 10:15 PM
Passed ball let's Jay move to 2nd.

And is it just me or is Redszone really lagging right now?

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 10:15 PM
Laynce with a sharp single over the SS to knock Jay in! 4-3 Redlegs!

TheNext44
06-26-2010, 10:16 PM
RBY!

TheNext44
06-26-2010, 10:16 PM
_Sir_Charles_ you were right!

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 10:17 PM
If we pinch hit for Herrera (which I assume we will), I want to see a double switch of Janish coming in for Cabrera now that we have the lead.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 10:18 PM
Stubbs draws the walk. 1st & 2nd with no outs.

Masterson gets the hook. Pitching change. Once we started showing a little bit of patience, it was only a matter of time before we got to him. I'm only surprised they left Justin in there to start THIS inning. I think it was pretty clear he was done last inning. (not that I'm complaining. *grin*)

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 10:20 PM
Frank Herrmann onn the mmounndd.

kaldaniels
06-26-2010, 10:21 PM
Who knows what the future will bring tonight, but it is nice to genuinely be a better team than the opponent across the diamond...something I am liking this year.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 10:21 PM
Razor with a successful sac bunt. 1 down, 2nd & 3rd.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 10:22 PM
Cairo pinch hitting.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 10:23 PM
Cairo with a sac fly to Choo. Nix scores. 5-3 Reds! Drew heads to third.

kaldaniels
06-26-2010, 10:24 PM
What do you think about Stubbs on a straight steal of home one of these days...what would be his odds?

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 10:25 PM
Brantley's making it sound as if Santana AVOIDED any contact with Nix. Can't wait to see the highlight.

Single into center for Brandon! Stubbs scores! 6-3 Reds!

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 10:26 PM
Brandon nailed trying to swipe 2nd. But we take the lead with 3 in the inning. 6-3 heading to the 7th.

Screwball
06-26-2010, 10:27 PM
Final line on Masterson: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 6 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, 5.21 ERA, 88 pitches

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 10:28 PM
Rhodes in to pitch

TheNext44
06-26-2010, 10:28 PM
Dusty needs to give Brandon the red light. He's been terrible in steals so far this season

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 10:29 PM
0-2 to Choo. They were BOTH strikes.

TheNext44
06-26-2010, 10:29 PM
Arthur going for the major league record today.

guttle11
06-26-2010, 10:30 PM
0-2 to Choo. They were BOTH strikes.

That's usually how it works...

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 10:30 PM
White Sox take the lead 3-2 in the 8th

TheNext44
06-26-2010, 10:30 PM
0-2 to Choo. They were BOTH strikes.

how are you watching the game?

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 10:30 PM
That's usually how it works...

LOL. I meant 2-0. :O)

Screwball
06-26-2010, 10:30 PM
Dusty needs to give Brandon the red light. He's been terrible in steals so far this season

Ain't that the truth. 10-18 on the season, or 55%. That's freakin' miserable.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 10:31 PM
how are you watching the game?

I meant according to gameday.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 10:32 PM
Choo strikes out swinging. 1 down.

TheNext44
06-26-2010, 10:32 PM
I meant according to gameday.

Gotcha. Thought you were hacking into MLB headquarters or something. lol

CTA513
06-26-2010, 10:34 PM
Brantley's making it sound as if Santana AVOIDED any contact with Nix. Can't wait to see the highlight.

Single into center for Brandon! Stubbs scores! 6-3 Reds!

Santana probably doesn't want to get hit at full speed after his screw up against the Nationals had him getting knocked over by Dunn who wasn't going full speed.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 10:34 PM
Gotcha. Thought you were hacking into MLB headquarters or something. lol

LOL. I wish. I rarely get to watch the game. I'm down in houston and don't have mlb.tv. Only audio.

Santana walks. And Redszone is REALLY lagging now. Slowest I've EVER seen it here.

VR
06-26-2010, 10:35 PM
If Rhodes can't get ahead of these guys....maybe they should just send him back down to Louisville to work things out. Unacceptable.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 10:36 PM
Kearns lines to Nix. He hit it sharply, but right at Laynce.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 10:37 PM
Santana probably doesn't want to get hit at full speed after his screw up against the Nationals had him getting knocked over by Dunn who wasn't going full speed.

I can't think of anybody who wants to be hit by Nix at full speed. The guy's a mack truck!

PH'er Duncan flies out to Stubbs to end the inning. Wow, imagine that. A inning of shutout ball from Rhodes. I'm not sure I've seen THAT before. :O)

TheNext44
06-26-2010, 10:38 PM
Mr. Rhodes ties a major league record.

He really should make the All-Star game.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 10:39 PM
He really should make the All-Star game.

Understatement of the season. Best performance by a reliever I've EVER seen IMO.

RedsMan3203
06-26-2010, 10:39 PM
Understatement of the season. Best performance by a reliever I've EVER seen IMO.

Cy Young worthy?

Blitz Dorsey
06-26-2010, 10:40 PM
OMG, I think Brantley just said Cabrera got a hit. There has to be a mistake.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 10:40 PM
Leadoff single up the middle for Cabrera.

Cy Young worthy? I think so, but because he's not in the position for the coveted save stat, it'll never happen.

Only Cy Young worthy if he continues it for the season of course.

Blitz Dorsey
06-26-2010, 10:40 PM
Understatement of the season. Best performance by a reliever I've EVER seen IMO.

It's been nothing short of incredible.

Screwball
06-26-2010, 10:41 PM
OMG, I think Brantley just said Cabrera got a hit. There has to be a mistake.

:D

BTW, Votto's streak of consecutive games reaching base is in jeopardy tonight.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 10:42 PM
"called strike"

Gameday "slightly" disagrees. A good foot outside. But Votto draws the walk anyway.

34 straight games reaching base.

Screwball
06-26-2010, 10:42 PM
:D

BTW, Votto's streak of consecutive games reaching base is in jeopardy tonight.

Ha, nevermind. Votto walks.

RedsMan3203
06-26-2010, 10:42 PM
:D

BTW, Votto's streak of consecutive games reaching base is in jeopardy tonight.

And Votto walks... Streak continues...

Blitz Dorsey
06-26-2010, 10:43 PM
I was so anti-Janish (because of his lack of a stick) that I was glad the Reds signed Cabrera. Then O-Cab goes out there and hits barely better than Janish would be right now (without as much defense ... although I think Janish is a bit overrated defensively by Reds' fans ... he's very good, but not great IMO).

Hey, but O-Cab is batting .333 tonight baybee!

VR
06-26-2010, 10:43 PM
Mr. Rhodes ties a major league record.

He really should make the All-Star game.

Hopefully he's getting pulled?

Screwball
06-26-2010, 10:44 PM
Reds threatening again here in the 7th. 2 on, nobody out and Rolen's at the plate with Bruce on deck.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 10:46 PM
Rolen lines out sharply to Austin. 1 down. Everybody stays put.

That'd be Austin "Kearns", not the city in Texas. Now THAT would be impressive.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 10:47 PM
Scrubs lost 3-2 to the White Sox. :beerme:
Pirates just underway with the A's
Cards won.
Astros & Brewers lost too.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 10:49 PM
Rafael Perez pitching now. Bruce up. 1 down. Men on 1st & 2nd.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 10:51 PM
Jay K's swinging. Tried to check his swing, 3rd base up rings him up.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 10:52 PM
Nix grounds out to short to end the inning. It remains 6-3 Redlegs heading to the 8th.

Screwball
06-26-2010, 10:53 PM
Pretty disappointed the Reds didn't come away with at least 1 there.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 10:53 PM
Same here.

Nick in to pitch the 8th

redsfandan
06-26-2010, 10:54 PM
Scrubs lost 3-2 to the White Sox. :beerme:
Pirates just underway with the A's
Cards won.
Astros & Brewers lost too.
That's become a pretty big gap between the Cards & Reds and the rest of the division.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 10:55 PM
Peralta grounds out to Cabrera for out #1

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 10:56 PM
Nix does the same thing. Grounder to Orlando.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 10:58 PM
Jeez, where did THAT miss?

TheNext44
06-26-2010, 10:58 PM
It would be huge if Masset turns things around and can be a trusted set up man.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 10:58 PM
Exact same spot...this one called a strike.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 11:00 PM
Tapper in front of the plate. Hernandez is out. Another 1-2-3 from Masset. 4th straight outing of perfection from Nick. Masset stepping up! I love it.

TheNext44
06-26-2010, 11:00 PM
Another reason why they need to change the rules for "winning" pitcher. DHR would get the win for his one batter and Owings would get nothing.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 11:01 PM
Perez # 2 pitching now. (Chris this time)

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 11:03 PM
Stubbs K's swinging. Only 1 K tonight for Drew. Baby steps.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 11:04 PM
Gomes in the ODC

Razor K's. 2 down.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 11:04 PM
Gomes in for Masset.

TheNext44
06-26-2010, 11:05 PM
Gomes in for Masset.

I wonder what kind of curveball Jonny has.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 11:05 PM
Perez is bringin' it. Strikes out the side. Well, THAT was easy.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 11:06 PM
I wonder what kind of curveball Jonny has.

I knew someone would say it. *sigh*

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 11:08 PM
Cordero in for the 9th. And still no defensive subs. I just don't get it. Why even have him on the team. Pointless.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 11:08 PM
Hafner pinch hitting

RedsMan3203
06-26-2010, 11:08 PM
Onto the 9th we go..... Lets get it done!

TheNext44
06-26-2010, 11:09 PM
It's 70's throwback night in Oakland vs. the Pirates.

The problem is that the players today like to wear their uniforms loose, which looks ridiculous with the 70's elastic uniforms that were made to be worn tight.

Screwball
06-26-2010, 11:10 PM
Brantley and Kelch unsure where Hafner's nickname "Pronk" comes from. It stands for Project Donkey.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 11:11 PM
Hafner grounds out to Ocab for out #1

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 11:12 PM
Crowe singles softly over Orlando's head.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 11:13 PM
Choo flies out to Nix. 2 down. Crowe stays at first. Santana up.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 11:14 PM
0-1
1-1 (gets past Ramon...Crowe to 2nd...wild pitch)
2-1
3-1 COME ON Coco!
walk. Grrrrrr

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 11:16 PM
2 down, men on 1st & 2nd. Kearns up.

1-0
1-1

CarolinaRedleg
06-26-2010, 11:16 PM
Wouldn't be Cordero if it didn't get interesting.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 11:17 PM
Single to left. 6-4 Reds. I hate it when he does this. He's been extremely reliable in his tenure as a Red, but he DOES make it nerve-wracking.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 11:18 PM
Shelley Duncan up.

0-1
0-2
1-2
2-2 Check swing
3-2 good lord
STRIKE OUT! And this one belongs to the Reds!!! 5 in a row! 3rd 5 game winning streak of the year!!!

First Place by a half game again!

Redsfan320
06-26-2010, 11:20 PM
Sorry I was gone again. Good GT! I'll do the final out though:

K(swinging)
3 out
Top of 9th over

6-4, Reds

What dooo you know- Reds win!

320

Screwball
06-26-2010, 11:20 PM
Hopefully the Reds remembered to pack their brooms with them from Oakland. :thumbup:

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 11:21 PM
Hopefully the Reds brought their brooms back with them from Oakland.

Those guys make millions, they can buy new brooms. :D

TheNext44
06-26-2010, 11:21 PM
Still in first...

TheNext44
06-26-2010, 11:22 PM
Thanks _Sir_Charles_ great job, and multi tasking at that. :)

CrackerJack
06-26-2010, 11:23 PM
Hoping for no Bob Boone Sunday Specials tomorrow, but figured Sunday is the one they'd lose if any, if Dusty busts it out.

Appreciate the PBP as always.

_Sir_Charles_
06-26-2010, 11:23 PM
No problem guys. Just glad we got the win. :O) Now let's go for the sweep and our longest winning streak of the year with #6.

Ron Madden
06-26-2010, 11:25 PM
Cordero scares the hell outta me. :(

Five wins in a row. still a half game up on St. Louis. :thumbup:

guttle11
06-26-2010, 11:29 PM
Single to left. 6-4 Reds. I hate it when he does this. He's been extremely reliable in his tenure as a Red, but he DOES make it nerve-wracking.

By far the worst good closer in baseball.

Ron Madden
06-26-2010, 11:34 PM
Single to left. 6-4 Reds. I hate it when he does this. He's been extremely reliable in his tenure as a Red, but he DOES make it nerve-wracking.

I admit Cordero has got the job done more often than not but sometimes I think he has been more lucky than reliable.

_Sir_Charles_
06-27-2010, 12:06 AM
I admit Cordero has got the job done more often than not but sometimes I think he has been more lucky than reliable.

This has been his worst season with the Reds, and while he always seems to flirt with danger, at what point does "lucky" just become what he does regularly? He may make us all nervous every time out, but it's a rare occasion when he actually blows it. Sure, it's happened more this season than before, but over his entire run with the Reds...solid.

Spring~Fields
06-27-2010, 12:08 AM
:) Cincinnati 6, Cleveland 4 :)

Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Cleveland
Santana doubled to right, S. Choo scored

Bot 1st: Cincinnati
Rolen singled to center, O. Cabrera scored, S. Rolen to second advancing on throw

Top 4th: Cleveland
Hernandez ground rule double to shallow left, J. Peralta and J. Nix scored

Bot 5th: Cincinnati
Owings singled to shallow center, D. Stubbs scored
Votto grounded out to first, M. Owings scored, B. Phillips to third, O. Cabrera to second

Bot 6th: Cincinnati
Nix singled to left center, J. Bruce scored
Cairo hit sacrifice fly to right, L. Nix scored, D. Stubbs to third
Phillips singled to shallow center, D. Stubbs scored

Top 9th: Cleveland
Kearns singled to shallow left, T. Crowe scored, C. Santana to second

Ron Madden
06-27-2010, 12:21 AM
This has been his worst season with the Reds, and while he always seems to flirt with danger, at what point does "lucky" just become what he does regularly? He may make us all nervous every time out, but it's a rare occasion when he actually blows it. Sure, it's happened more this season than before, but over his entire run with the Reds...solid.

He does get the job done and picks up the Save more often than not

I'm sorry but I'm just giving my honest opinion. The guy scares me, I don't have much faith in him coming in and recording three outs to preserve a one run lead.

_Sir_Charles_
06-27-2010, 12:24 AM
He does get the job done and picks up the Save more often than not

I'm sorry but I'm just giving my honest opinion. The guy scares me, I don't have much faith in him coming in and recording three outs to preserve a one run lead.

I don't disagree with you. He scares the crap out of me too. He actually seems to be BETTER with just a one run lead though. It's when he's got that cushion that he goes all psycho on us it seems. During the inning when he's pitching I'm cussing a blue streak normally. But after the game, most of the time he's done the job. But HOW he does it....*shudder*

VR
06-27-2010, 01:03 AM
4 2/3 scoreless innings from the pen before Cordero gives up 1 in the 9th....still a great night overall.