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Redsfan320
07-17-2010, 03:49 PM
http://ramsey.mlblogs.com/DSC01653.JPG

Cairo in for Rolen, batting order adjusted accordingly. Hope Rolen's back isn't gonna fail on us. :(

I should be able to do PBP until 8.

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Redsfan320
07-17-2010, 04:10 PM
Is there a reason Cairo is in front of Bruce? I'm not being sarcastic, it's an honest question. Are they trying to keep Bruce in the 6-hole, thinking he's comfortable there, maybe?

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kbrake
07-17-2010, 04:15 PM
I'm guessing if that spot comes up with guys on base Dusty feels more comfortable with Cairo up there.

BearcatShane
07-17-2010, 04:29 PM
Dusty probably feels Cairo is a better hitter tonight vs the the lefty opposed to Bruce. I do too, honestly. Tonight anyway.

reds1869
07-17-2010, 05:38 PM
I don't mind the lineup at all. Rolen needs to be given as much rest as possible with his back problems and Cairo has been shockingly solid.

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 05:59 PM
Game is officially sold out tonight, they are now selling standing room only tickets... Gates are opening at 5:20 to accommodate the crowd.

11larkin11
07-17-2010, 06:07 PM
Step away from the ledge folks, Rolen is only ill, nothing with the back, although the extra rest is obviously a plus.

kaldaniels
07-17-2010, 06:15 PM
Was the HOF induction game sold out last year...if not this needs to be an eye-opener to the front office.

Ron Madden
07-17-2010, 06:38 PM
Was the HOF induction game sold out last year...if not this needs to be an eye-opener to the front office.

Yes it was sold out.

kaldaniels
07-17-2010, 07:01 PM
Yes it was sold out.

I see that now. Actually it was in 2008 when Barry Larkin went in. Only happens in even years.

Degenerate39
07-17-2010, 07:43 PM
Are they expecting rain or anything?

11larkin11
07-17-2010, 07:58 PM
I'm too young too remember Spuds, but that interview with Piecoro was pretty brutal

TeamBoone
07-17-2010, 08:00 PM
Brutal? I didn't think so. I do think Sabo acts like he could care less...

Tom Servo
07-17-2010, 08:03 PM
Hey Edinson:



:thisyear:

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 08:06 PM
Give Eric a uniform and put in him left...

Degenerate39
07-17-2010, 08:08 PM
Give Eric a uniform and put in him left...

He looks younger than Rhodes

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 08:12 PM
Oh I hope Volquez added in enough time to his warm up to allow for this and not wear his arm down out there playing long toss.

Homer Bailey
07-17-2010, 08:14 PM
Why not let LincolnParkRed continue his streak?

Tom Servo
07-17-2010, 08:15 PM
lol at Bench with the nod and thumbs up.

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 08:16 PM
Sabo hasn't changed much in the past 20 years....

WVRedsFan
07-17-2010, 08:19 PM
Was that Borbon's daughter or his wife?

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 08:20 PM
Was that Borbon's daughter or his wife?

Daughter - Least thats what Marty said.

Big Klu
07-17-2010, 08:21 PM
Sabo's speech was pretty good. :cool:

(And Borbon's daughter is good-looking!) :thumbup:

TheNext44
07-17-2010, 08:23 PM
Sabo's speech was heartfelt and honest, but Borbon seemed to have a better mastery of the English language than Chris. :cool:

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 08:23 PM
I can't believe the Dodgers are getting schooled by the Cards..... Can't the Reds get a lil love from the West Coast?

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 08:27 PM
Ughh... Come'on!

WVRedsFan
07-17-2010, 08:27 PM
I can't believe the Dodgers are getting schooled by the Cards..... Can't the Reds get a lil love from the West Coast?Disgusting. But I knew they would make a run and it would happen after the AS game. So, we can't have lapses in our play. First tings first, though. We have to win.

Redsfan320
07-17-2010, 08:28 PM
Sorry about not letting LPR's streak continue, but I didn't really notice or realize anything. Anyway, I will do PBP until 8 (which will not be very much). There's a small possibility that I can do more after 9.

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RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 08:32 PM
And we are a go... 94 MPH heater down the pipe.

Redsfan320
07-17-2010, 08:32 PM
Crap. No battery in laptop. Someone else will have to take PBP. :(

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RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 08:33 PM
Soft liner down the line, turns into a double. Play looked really close at 2nd. Called safe.

WVRedsFan
07-17-2010, 08:34 PM
Not the way I wanted Valquez to start. I imagine we'll down a run at the end of the top half of inning 1.

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 08:34 PM
Sac Bunt to the pitcher, Runner goes to third - Out at 1st.

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 08:36 PM
Single to right...

Rockies 1-0

Runner on 1st, 1 out

11larkin11
07-17-2010, 08:36 PM
Soft liner, sac bunt, ground ball single. Not exactly crushing Volquez.

11larkin11
07-17-2010, 08:38 PM
I like Cowboy in the stands behind the plate. They should make that his permanent job, "field reporter".

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 08:40 PM
Stolen Base on a change up....

2-2 count, 1 out, runner on 2nd.

Blitz Dorsey
07-17-2010, 08:40 PM
Volquez's hair is terrible -- he looks like a girl. Just for that reason, I want Josh Hamilton back. ;-)

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 08:41 PM
Fly out to LF, 2 outs, runner on 2nd.

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 08:41 PM
Volquez's hair is terrible -- he looks like a girl. Just for that reason, I want Josh Hamilton back. ;-)

Speaking of that hair - I wonder what hat size Volquez has to wear with the mop up there.....

Blitz Dorsey
07-17-2010, 08:43 PM
This is pretty much what I expected. No way you can come back this fast and be sharp.

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 08:44 PM
This is pretty much what I expected. No way you can come back this fast and be sharp.

I'm going to give him an inning or two before I judge that... I bet the guy has butterflys from everywhere...

Blitz Dorsey
07-17-2010, 08:44 PM
Fastball is consistently 94-95 MPH. (Solid, but not the 97-98 we've heard about.)

Blitz Dorsey
07-17-2010, 08:44 PM
K to end the inning. 22 pitches.

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 08:44 PM
Struck him out swinging!

Blitz Dorsey
07-17-2010, 08:45 PM
I'm going to give him an inning or two before I judge that... I bet the guy has butterflys from everywhere...

Yeah, I didn't expect him to be horrible, just not sharp. Hopefully he'll keep the Reds in the game and they'll pull it out.

Screwball
07-17-2010, 08:47 PM
Fastball is consistently 94-95 MPH. (Solid, but not the 97-98 we've heard about.)

I think the reports were that he hit 97-98, not that he was sitting there. And one of his fastballs hit 96, so all in all not too far off I'd say.

nate
07-17-2010, 08:48 PM
Chat is open!

Blitz Dorsey
07-17-2010, 08:48 PM
Phillips is so bush league. Does that fake-bunt BS and then swings at ball 2? Why not wait for a strike there after pulling that BS on the first pitch?

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 08:50 PM
OCab with a walk?!?!

Red in Chicago
07-17-2010, 08:50 PM
Phillips is so bush league. Does that fake-bunt BS and then swings at ball 2? Why not wait for a strike there after pulling that BS on the first pitch?

omg...lighten up already...

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 08:51 PM
Votto takes the 1st pitch and grounds into a double play....

WVRedsFan
07-17-2010, 08:52 PM
As usual, the impatient Reds see 8 pitches in the half inning against a pitcher who threw one strike the whole time. Votto did that in the AS game too. Strange.

Blitz Dorsey
07-17-2010, 08:52 PM
That is called making it way too easy on a pitcher that couldn't find the strike zone. He threw two strikes that whole inning and got three outs. De La Rosa has no clue what's he's doing. Take until you get a strike boys.

kbrake
07-17-2010, 08:52 PM
All of a sudden Joey Votto is swinging at the first pitch like he has to.

Tony Cloninger
07-17-2010, 08:53 PM
I am with Blitz......Phillips does act bush league. I guess he is more tolerable beacuse he is having a very good year...but he still acted like he was doing some sort of stand up routine up there...than getting an at bat. Then I guess you will have to figure out what Votto was thinking beacuse I sure do not know.
That was not much of a strike either.

WVRedsFan
07-17-2010, 08:54 PM
What is it about the AS break that causes players to change? Volquez two years ago and now Votto. Maybe it's a coincidence, but after the 2008 break, Volquez was less effective and I hope that's not the case with Phillips and Votto,

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 08:55 PM
Strike out Swinging!

guttle11
07-17-2010, 08:56 PM
96mph on the hands. Good luck.

VR
07-17-2010, 08:56 PM
I think Phillips is just forcing himself to be a patient leadoff hitter.

No Reds starter has the ability to strike guys out on pitches out of the zone like EV. I had forgotton how silly he can make guys look.

TheNext44
07-17-2010, 08:56 PM
All of a sudden Joey Votto is swinging at the first pitch like he has to.

Serioulsy, that might have been the worst AB of any Red so far this year.

Pitcher coming back from an injury. Can't throw strikes, on the ropes and a chance to at the very least use up a lot of his low pitch count in the first inning. What does Joey do? Weak swing at the first pitch for a lazy double play.

Dumb da Dumb Dumb.

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 08:58 PM
Hell of a breaking ball right there boys....

VR
07-17-2010, 08:58 PM
3 strikeouts in a row....at least two of the were 8 inches out of the zone.

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 09:00 PM
Beautiful inning from EV.

CTA513
07-17-2010, 09:01 PM
That was about a games worth of breaking balls for Volquez before this season.

WVRedsFan
07-17-2010, 09:01 PM
2nd inning should be titled, "Edinson Settles Down."

He's got nasty stuff tonight. Now if we ever score any runs...

membengal
07-17-2010, 09:02 PM
That was a bloop double in the first and a ground single through the hole at first and second. He was hardly "unsettled".

Tony Cloninger
07-17-2010, 09:03 PM
He uses his change like Cueto should. Great to see.

The Rockies lead off hitter has a batting stance that channels early 1900's hitters.....he looks like he has the Sam Crawford batting stance down pat.

Screwball
07-17-2010, 09:05 PM
Seriously, whatever scouting report the Reds have on De la Rosa needs to be thrown away. He doesn't have the stuff nor the command to scare guys into first pitch hacking.

CTA513
07-17-2010, 09:05 PM
Is gameday frozen for anyone else?

11larkin11
07-17-2010, 09:05 PM
First inning, yes. Gomes AB? He took a strike, then got another. Should he take for 0-2?

Some people's philosophies about taking pitches just to take pitches is mind boggling.

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 09:06 PM
Seriously, whatever scouting report the Reds have on De la Rosa needs to be thrown away. He doesn't have the stuff nor the command to scare guys into first pitch hacking.

If they all are still up there hacking early the 2nd time into the order, I'll be worried... This Reds team seems better in the innings 4-9 than 1-3

Blitz Dorsey
07-17-2010, 09:06 PM
Finally! I'm telling you, De La Rosa will walk the world if you are patient.

Blitz Dorsey
07-17-2010, 09:06 PM
Wow, lucky that was foul. What the heck is Jay doing swinging at the first pitch, especially after a walk!!!???

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 09:07 PM
Bruce with a lazy fly out to center....

Blitz Dorsey
07-17-2010, 09:07 PM
Brook Jacoby must be asleep. The Reds' batters have a terrible "game plan" if they have one at all.

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 09:08 PM
STubbbbbbbbbbbbbbbby! :jump: :jump:

Tom Servo
07-17-2010, 09:08 PM
Uncle! :jump:

CrackerJack
07-17-2010, 09:08 PM
I hear fireworks in Newport...

guttle11
07-17-2010, 09:08 PM
"Get excited!"

Ok Thom, I will.

!!!

Blitz Dorsey
07-17-2010, 09:08 PM
Yes sir Drew Stubbs! That was huge!!!

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 09:11 PM
Hanny walks, brings up EV to flip the order over.

11larkin11
07-17-2010, 09:12 PM
Stubbs hadn't seen a strike yet. He should have taken that pitch.

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 09:12 PM
EV lines out to right center...

Reds get 2 on a Drew Stubbs home run..

Reds 2 - 1 after 2.

Screwball
07-17-2010, 09:12 PM
Hanny walks, brings up EV to flip the order over.

De la Rosa has garbage control. I'd have the Reds taking all day long.

Screwball
07-17-2010, 09:15 PM
Stubbs hadn't seen a strike yet. He should have taken that pitch.

:rolleyes:

Come off it already. De la Rosa's control is abysmal. The Reds are up there hacking and they still have 3 walks through 2. If you can't see they should be making him work, well then I'm not sure what else there is to say.

BCubb2003
07-17-2010, 09:15 PM
The little kid behind Brantley is going to be in trouble with Dad.

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 09:16 PM
Ground out - 1 down.

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 09:17 PM
Where was that pitch? Looked good to me...

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 09:18 PM
5 pitch walk

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 09:22 PM
Strrriiiiiiiike out! Swing and a miss.

BCubb2003
07-17-2010, 09:25 PM
Larkin's fired up.

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 09:25 PM
Ground out to 2nd, Inning Over...

Reds 2-1, Middle of the 3rd.

Larkin in the booth

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 09:25 PM
EV is at 55 pitches

guttle11
07-17-2010, 09:26 PM
A walk, some bloop hits, and several Ks. I was optimistic, but Volquez is looking better than I thought.

TheNext44
07-17-2010, 09:27 PM
If I'm the Reds, I'm seeing what it would take to bring Larkin into the booth for next season. Guy is better than anyone the Reds currently have.

Either that or as a coach. What a sharp guy he is. Beyond impressive.

kaldaniels
07-17-2010, 09:27 PM
EV is at 55 pitches

Get him thru 6 on 100 pitches and I'm estatic.

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 09:28 PM
Check swing out to the pitcher from Phillips.

kaldaniels
07-17-2010, 09:28 PM
If I'm the Reds, I'm seeing what it would take to bring Larkin into the booth for next season. Guy is better than anyone the Reds currently have.

Either that or as a coach. What a sharp guy he is. Beyond impressive.

Front office dropped the ball when he went to Washington. Over the past 30 years I can't think of an ex-Red who I'd rather have involved in the teams day to day affairs in some regard.

_Sir_Charles_
07-17-2010, 09:28 PM
Gameday's frozen for me. Still in the top of the 1st. Grrrrr.

TheNext44
07-17-2010, 09:28 PM
Reds should be up ar least 4-1 right now and De La Rosa should be on his last inning. Looks like he's hitting a grove now. No one to blame but the players themselves.

kaldaniels
07-17-2010, 09:30 PM
What's with the media love for Orlando? Every announcer raves about the guy.

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 09:30 PM
OCab singles to left...

Blitz Dorsey
07-17-2010, 09:30 PM
Larkin proving why he doesn't have a future as a GM by talking-up Orlando Cabrera. He said he "hopes the Reds find a way to keep him for a few years."

What?

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 09:31 PM
Larkin proving why he doesn't have a future as a GM by talking-up Orlando Cabrera. He said he "hopes the Reds find a way to keep him for a few years."

What?

Maybe he was talking about Votto... :D

Blitz Dorsey
07-17-2010, 09:32 PM
Maybe he was talking about Votto... :D

Let's go with that. ;-)

Blitz Dorsey
07-17-2010, 09:33 PM
*****-Hey is really struggling. Time to kick him while he's down.

Blitz Dorsey
07-17-2010, 09:34 PM
Atta boy Jonny. Gettin' the job done.

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 09:34 PM
Sac Fly to LF for Gomes!

3-1 Reds

Blitz Dorsey
07-17-2010, 09:35 PM
Damn. Nice catch by Gonzalez to save a run.

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 09:35 PM
Looks like that ball hit the ground...

TheNext44
07-17-2010, 09:38 PM
Larkin proving why he doesn't have a future as a GM by talking-up Orlando Cabrera. He said he "hopes the Reds find a way to keep him for a few years."

What?

I would have no problem with the Reds keeping Cabrera until he reitires. As long he's not the starter.

And Larkin is the type of player who probably understands the extra things that players like Cabrera does to help a team win that don't show up in the box score. I don't think we appreciate the effect he's had on Phillips, for example.

And I am the first guy that wants Cabrera benched for Janish.

kaldaniels
07-17-2010, 09:38 PM
Looks like that ball hit the ground...

Replay made it look like a catch.

Screwball
07-17-2010, 09:38 PM
Gameday's frozen for me. Still in the top of the 1st. Grrrrr.

Yeah, same here. And FSN-HD still isn't coming in either. Not a good night for me and technology. ;)

jojo
07-17-2010, 09:40 PM
Volquez looks like a goof. I have no idea how he thought he would look hard in the gun waving video... He looked like a goof holding a gun.

kaldaniels
07-17-2010, 09:43 PM
Brantley with a Freudian slip, saying EV was "juiced up" in the first inning.

Screwball
07-17-2010, 09:43 PM
Volquez looks like a goof. I have no idea how he thought he would look hard in the gun waving video... He looked like a goof holding a gun.

Kinda random...

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 09:44 PM
Volquez looks like a goof. I have no idea how he thought he would look hard in the gun waving video... He looked like a goof holding a gun.

As long as he pitches like this I'm fine with how he looks...

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 09:44 PM
EV is throwing some NASTY change ups.... 6 K's - most of them have been swinging.

jojo
07-17-2010, 09:44 PM
Kinda random...

The camera profiled Edison's face and haridoo..

jojo
07-17-2010, 09:45 PM
As long as he pitches like this I'm fine with how he looks...

I think everyone has to be encouraged with his outing thus far.

BCubb2003
07-17-2010, 09:45 PM
If Edinson Volquez faced Manny Ramirez, who would look the goofiest?

jojo
07-17-2010, 09:45 PM
If Edinson Volquez faced Manny Ramirez, who would look the goofiest?

They'd need a tiebreaker....

Tornon
07-17-2010, 09:45 PM
Yeah, same here. And FSN-HD still isn't coming in either. Not a good night for me and technology. ;)

FSN-HD wasn't working for me until about the last inning either.. is it still not coming in for you?

_Sir_Charles_
07-17-2010, 09:47 PM
well gameday's not working, mlb extra innings isn't free tonight, and even WLW is screwing up on gameday audio. Any play by play would be much appreciated.

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 09:47 PM
Bruce hackin at the 1st pitch. Ground out to 1st.

TheNext44
07-17-2010, 09:47 PM
Volquez looks like a goof. I have no idea how he thought he would look hard in the gun waving video... He looked like a goof holding a gun.

To me, he looks like a Muppet from the Electric Mayhem Band

jojo
07-17-2010, 09:47 PM
Hawpe looks like his best defensive position is DH.

BCubb2003
07-17-2010, 09:48 PM
well gameday's not working, mlb extra innings isn't free tonight, and even WLW is screwing up on gameday audio. Any play by play would be much appreciated.

I'm getting free Extra Innings tonight.

Screwball
07-17-2010, 09:48 PM
FSN-HD wasn't working for me until about the last inning either.. is it still not coming in for you?

Apparently it's working now. Thanks for the heads up. :thumbup:

_Sir_Charles_
07-17-2010, 09:48 PM
I'm getting free Extra Innings tonight.

I checked earlier and all I was getting was a schedule listing and some elevator music. I'll check again.

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 09:48 PM
Stubbbbbbbby! HR!! Solo! :jump:

11larkin11
07-17-2010, 09:48 PM
Uncle!!!!

jojo
07-17-2010, 09:49 PM
Stubbs jacked his second homer opposite field.

TheNext44
07-17-2010, 09:49 PM
I think everyone has to be encouraged with his outing thus far.

Volquez coming back and Garcia in St. Louis getting solved is a good sign for the second half.

_Sir_Charles_
07-17-2010, 09:50 PM
Yep, extra innings is on now. Cool. Thanks for the heads up.

jojo
07-17-2010, 09:50 PM
Stubbs has a chance to be very good. I bet he ends up like Cameron though if he does become really good and most people won't appreciate just how good.

PuffyPig
07-17-2010, 09:51 PM
At least we can stop the "bench Stubbs and trade for ( insert inferior CF here)" talk for at least another couple days......

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 09:51 PM
Hanny walks

kaldaniels
07-17-2010, 09:52 PM
Stubbs has a chance to be very good. I bet he ends up like Cameron though if he does become really good and most people won't appreciate just how good.

I was thinking, his end of year line could look pretty darn good.

Two different players, two different postitions, but the psychologist in me says Stubbs stepping up his game has to mentally put the heat on Jay Bruce.

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 09:53 PM
Sac Bunt Attempt - Cacher picks it up and throws it off the glove into center field. Hanny to 3rd.

jojo
07-17-2010, 09:54 PM
With Olivo, its always been the little things. He busts his tail to get better too. In Seattle it was painful watching him knowing how hard he was trying to get better. You'd think that would take care of the little things.

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 09:55 PM
Phillips has been taking all the way this AB count is 3-1

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 09:56 PM
Looooooooooooooong Drive! BP! 3 Run SHOT! :jump: :jump: :jump:

CrackerJack
07-17-2010, 09:56 PM
It's like the 4th of July down here!

SirFelixCat
07-17-2010, 09:56 PM
BP swings....I say, "Oh, buh-bye!"


Woot!

jojo
07-17-2010, 09:56 PM
Earl Weaver would be jumping up and down in his grave if Jim Palmer would ever get the stones to put him there... :P

SirFelixCat
07-17-2010, 09:57 PM
7-1 good guys now. Me likey! Welcome back offense!

TheNext44
07-17-2010, 09:57 PM
If I had paid good money for those seats behind he plate, and had to deal with Brantley the whole game, I'd be really mad.

remdog
07-17-2010, 09:58 PM
Volquez looks like a goof. I have no idea how he thought he would look hard in the gun waving video... He looked like a goof holding a gun.

Interesting comment coming from someone whos' avitar is of a guy pointing a gun.

Rem

BCubb2003
07-17-2010, 09:58 PM
Rockies outfielder couldn't pull back Brandon's homer.

kbrake
07-17-2010, 09:59 PM
If I had paid good money for those seats behind he plate, and had to deal with Brantley the whole game, I'd be really mad.

Very good point.

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 10:00 PM
OCab on base all 3 times tonight....

jojo
07-17-2010, 10:00 PM
Interesting comment coming from someone whos' avitar is of a guy pointing a gun.

Rem

I have no clue what you mean. That "guy" is Homer Simpson by way. If you want I can explain the symbolism of the avatar via private IMs though.

BCubb2003
07-17-2010, 10:00 PM
Somebody should be yelling "Don't give away outs!" into the microphone.

jojo
07-17-2010, 10:01 PM
If I had paid good money for those seats behind he plate, and had to deal with Brantley the whole game, I'd be really mad.

Maybe they asked him because even if it wasn't Brantley, not everyone would be comfortable with a camera trained on them the whole game....

Big Klu
07-17-2010, 10:05 PM
Congratulations to Brandon Phillips, who ties Dave Concepcion for 23rd place on the Reds' career home run list!


Updated Reds HR list (players in italics are active):

Reds All-Time Home Run Leaders
1. Johnny Bench - 389
2. Frank Robinson - 324
3. Tony Perez - 287
4. Adam Dunn - 270
5. Ted Kluszewski - 251
6. George Foster - 244
7. Ken Griffey, Jr. - 210
8. Eric Davis - 203
9. Barry Larkin - 198
10. Vada Pinson - 186
11. Wally Post - 172
12. Gus Bell - 160
13. Joe Morgan - 152
13. Pete Rose - 152
15. Lee May - 147
16. Dan Driessen - 133
17. Reggie Sanders - 125
18. Ernie Lombardi - 120
19. Sean Casey - 118
20. Frank McCormick - 110
21. Dave Parker - 107
22. Chris Sabo - 104
23. Dave Concepcion - 101
23. Brandon Phillips - 101
25. Gordy Coleman - 98

BCubb2003
07-17-2010, 10:06 PM
If you sat next to Brantley what would you tell him?

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 10:06 PM
If you sat next to Brantley what would you tell him?

If it was me, I'd be talking about food....

Volqeuz is nasty... What a breaking ball...

jojo
07-17-2010, 10:07 PM
Think about this-the Reds are in a pennant race with 2/3 of their outfield comprised of raw players still developing while left field is a placeholder.

Blitz Dorsey
07-17-2010, 10:07 PM
I was completely wrong about Volquez being rusty. I love when I'm wrong in situations like these. I will go back to enjoying the game and pretending like I didn't say that after the first inning. Ha. Volquez looks great.

BCubb2003
07-17-2010, 10:08 PM
Think about this-the Reds are in a pennant race with 2/3 of their outfield comprised of raw players still developing while left field is a placeholder.

And two rookies in the rotation.

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 10:08 PM
I was completely wrong about Volquez being rusty. I love when I'm wrong in situations like these. I will go back to enjoying the game and pretending like I didn't say that after the first inning. Ha. Volquez looks great.

Way to man up... :thumbup: I was hoping you'd be wrong too.

WVRedsFan
07-17-2010, 10:08 PM
If you sat next to Brantley what would you tell him?

Interesting question. As many of you know, I have media credentials and attend and write on about 20 NASCAR races a year. I used to say that if I could sit beside Darrell Waltrip for one race I'd sit him straight. Well it happened one year at Rockingham, NC. He wasn't at all like the guy on TV, was interesting, and good company. You just never know.

TheNext44
07-17-2010, 10:08 PM
If you sat next to Brantley what would you tell him?

To be honest, I would try to suggest a few words to add to his vocabulary, like ...

Salad
Yougart, or
No, I couldn't possibly have another plate of ribs, but thank you.

Blitz Dorsey
07-17-2010, 10:09 PM
Wow, Jonny jon the jon man was pretty casual there. Nice catch though.

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 10:09 PM
1-2-3 inning ... Volkie is sitting them down in order...

jojo
07-17-2010, 10:11 PM
And two rookies in the rotation.

Volquez is controlled for a long time too.

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 10:12 PM
Jonnny!!! Solo Shot! :jump:

Tom Servo
07-17-2010, 10:12 PM
Gomes! :jump:

BCubb2003
07-17-2010, 10:13 PM
I like how they have bobblehead nights for players from the Reds' past, like Homer Bailey.

mbgrayson
07-17-2010, 10:13 PM
Gomes mad that Stubbs passed him in HRs....

Blitz Dorsey
07-17-2010, 10:13 PM
Jonny Gomes!!!

Now it's time for some of you to man up and admit you were wrong about Gomes.

kaldaniels
07-17-2010, 10:13 PM
Gomes with the HR. OK, its official this game is meaningless now, any positive statistics for the players from here on out are to be stricken from the record books.

WVRedsFan
07-17-2010, 10:13 PM
Well, the bats woke up :)

edabbs44
07-17-2010, 10:13 PM
I like how they have bobblehead nights for players from the Reds' past, like Homer Bailey.

Nice.

And Jonny just needed to get home to heat back up.

TheNext44
07-17-2010, 10:15 PM
How long do you go with Volquez tonight? Pen's rested, and its his first start back from surgery. I'd be on the very cautious side.

kaldaniels
07-17-2010, 10:15 PM
Jonny Gomes!!!

Now it's time for some of you to man up and admit you were wrong about Gomes.

Big supporter of the Gomes deal from the get-go here. I can understand people wanting someone better out there, I do. But to say giving Jonny a million dollars for this year (plus signed cheaply for next) was a mistake...thats unbelievable.

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 10:15 PM
Bruce starting to take some pitches... But grounds out to 2nd.

Volquez should pitch next inning and then turn it over to Owings to finish out.

mbgrayson
07-17-2010, 10:16 PM
How long do you go with Volquez tonight? Pen's rested, and its his first start back from surgery. I'd be on the very cautious side.

E Volquez 77 pitches, 49 strikes after five.

SirFelixCat
07-17-2010, 10:16 PM
Bruce starting to take some pitches... But grounds out to 2nd.

Volquez should pitch next inning and then turn it over to Owings to finish out.

:thumbup: I just said the same thing to my wife.

WVRedsFan
07-17-2010, 10:16 PM
Jay still goes through periods when he just looks lost,

And Volquez is in at 77 pitches. I imagine this will be his last inning.

BCubb2003
07-17-2010, 10:16 PM
Jocketty certainly played hard to get with Gomes during the off-season.

PuffyPig
07-17-2010, 10:17 PM
Jonny Gomes!!!

Now it's time for some of you to man up and admit you were wrong about Gomes.

Gomes is a .800 OPS guy for his career and this year.

He is what he is.

His situational hitting has been much better this year, resulting in an excess of RBI's, but that's likely more due to rendomness than anything else.

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 10:18 PM
The Cowboy! Love it

11larkin11
07-17-2010, 10:18 PM
I'm not gonna lie, I was busting up laughing out loud during the Brantley/usher thing.

mbgrayson
07-17-2010, 10:18 PM
Brantley is going to die of gluttony on the air tonight....

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 10:18 PM
Stubbs K's swinging...

redhawkfish
07-17-2010, 10:18 PM
Ha! Funny stuff from Brantley!

TheNext44
07-17-2010, 10:19 PM
That should show up on ESPN and/or MLB network tonight. That's for the archives for sure.

_Sir_Charles_
07-17-2010, 10:19 PM
Brantley is going to die of gluttony on the air tonight....

That was funny, but did you notice that right after he looked at her and said I was just kidding, I don't want any of that. :O)

BCubb2003
07-17-2010, 10:20 PM
He must have an unusual metabolism because he's reasonably fit for his age.

SirFelixCat
07-17-2010, 10:20 PM
Off topic, but Jim Day has been flirting w/ my wife since the 2nd inning. She tweeted something to him and they've been conversing via his personal email since. I'm amused :)

kaldaniels
07-17-2010, 10:22 PM
Off topic, but Jim Day has been flirting w/ my wife since the 2nd inning. She tweeted something to him and they've been conversing via his personal email since. I'm amused :)

Pics/text or it didn't happen. :D

BCubb2003
07-17-2010, 10:22 PM
Off topic, but Jim Day has been flirting w/ my wife since the 2nd inning. She tweeted something to him and they've been conversing via his personal email since. I'm amused :)

That should be the Reds text poll.

Homer Bailey
07-17-2010, 10:22 PM
Just wanted to say hello to all the Stubbs and Gomes haters tonight! Enjoy the game RZ!

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 10:23 PM
EV walks the lead of hitter in the 6th.

SirFelixCat
07-17-2010, 10:23 PM
FWIW, it's been totally harmless and quite funny, actually. He seems like a good guy. Gonna try to have lunch w/ him when the Reds come out here in Sept.

Homer Bailey
07-17-2010, 10:24 PM
Jonny Gomes!!!

Now it's time for some of you to man up and admit you were wrong about Gomes.

Cough cough... same with Stubbs.... cough cough.

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 10:25 PM
Gassed him - Struck Out Swinging.

8th K of the night.

kaldaniels
07-17-2010, 10:25 PM
Gomes is a .800 OPS guy for his career and this year.

He is what he is.

His situational hitting has been much better this year, resulting in an excess of RBI's, but that's likely more due to rendomness than anything else.

Its all relative. 35th best OPS in the NL, yeah, I'll pay a million for that.

Tom Servo
07-17-2010, 10:26 PM
FWIW, it's been totally harmless and quite funny, actually. He seems like a good guy. Gonna try to have lunch w/ him when the Reds come out here in Sept.
That's how it starts out Felix. Be careful. :eek:

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 10:27 PM
This is so pretty! I hope Johnny Cueto is paying attention in the dug out...

Struck him out looking, 9th K of the night.

_Sir_Charles_
07-17-2010, 10:28 PM
Well, I've only gotten to see the last 2 innings, but Edinson's looked flat out NASTY!

WVRedsFan
07-17-2010, 10:30 PM
Volquez is conducting a clinic on pitching,

SirFelixCat
07-17-2010, 10:30 PM
:standingO:

Fantastic welcome back, Edison!

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 10:31 PM
That breaking ball was 76

The next pitch comes in at ... 82

EV 0-2

3rd pitch of the AB comes in at 95 - but waayy outside...

1-2

4th pitch of the AB comes in at 83 - in the dirt

2-2

5th pitch of the AB comes in at 77 Ground out to 2nd....

6 innings of work, 3 htis, 1 run baseball... Struck out 9 and walked 2.

Welcome back Volkie!

_Sir_Charles_
07-17-2010, 10:31 PM
Great stuff.

Cliff WHO!?! :O) Dan Haren? Who's he? *grin*

edabbs44
07-17-2010, 10:31 PM
Gomes is a .800 OPS guy for his career and this year.

He is what he is.

His situational hitting has been much better this year, resulting in an excess of RBI's, but that's likely more due to rendomness than anything else.

I think there were more than a few on here who thoughts he was materially less than an .800 OPS guy due to his TB numbers.

membengal
07-17-2010, 10:31 PM
Welcome back, EV.

VR
07-17-2010, 10:31 PM
Hanigan gets some credit on k #9, great job framing it.

kbrake
07-17-2010, 10:32 PM
Just an amazing job. Good work Edinson.

_Sir_Charles_
07-17-2010, 10:33 PM
Boy, he looks SOOOOOO happy. I'm really happy for him.
Wait a sec...he's got a bat and a helmet on?

Redmachine2003
07-17-2010, 10:34 PM
Great Job by Edinson. I would have never thought Gomes and Stubbs would have a better year then Bruce. But it is not a bad thing.

remdog
07-17-2010, 10:36 PM
I'd take EV out here and send Owings up to PH and then stay in.

Rem

_Sir_Charles_
07-17-2010, 10:36 PM
Nix drives Fowler to the wall. Out #2

CTA513
07-17-2010, 10:37 PM
Wood pitching for the Reds tomorrow then as JD Martin of the Nationals in the next game according to that pitching schedule FSN had up.

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 10:42 PM
Logan O takes over on the bump...

TheNext44
07-17-2010, 10:42 PM
In that Diamond Celler commercial, I give 50-50 odds that the tall guy with the long hair and chin hair cheats on his fiance' with her best friend before the wedding.

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 10:44 PM
1-2-3 7th...

Reds lead 8-1

BCubb2003
07-17-2010, 10:45 PM
In that Diamond Celler commercial, I give 50-50 odds that the tall guy with the long hair and chin hair cheats on his fiance' with her best friend before the wedding.

Whatever happened to Farmersonly.com?

Big Klu
07-17-2010, 10:46 PM
In that Diamond Celler commercial, I give 50-50 odds that the tall guy with the long hair and chin hair cheats on his fiance' with her best friend before the wedding.

My money is that she cheats on him.

WVRedsFan
07-17-2010, 10:47 PM
Whatever happened to Farmersonly.com?That's where they met.

That first couple didn't look very happy, either.

_Sir_Charles_
07-17-2010, 10:47 PM
Wow. Great play by Barmes!

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 10:47 PM
OCab fails to reach base for the 4th time tonight on a great play.

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 10:48 PM
Votto hits the 1st pitch into the teeth of shift.. 2 outs

WVRedsFan
07-17-2010, 10:48 PM
Gads. Votto. What gives?

_Sir_Charles_
07-17-2010, 10:49 PM
Joey's been due for a bit of a slump. I'm not going to worry about him.

Strange seeing a shift on with him though.

TheNext44
07-17-2010, 10:50 PM
Gads. Votto. What gives?

The Armani store in his neighborhood closed down and he's been forced to shop at the Gap. Too depressed to focus on hitting.

WVRedsFan
07-17-2010, 10:51 PM
:)

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 10:52 PM
An uneventful inning... Going to the 8th....

WVRedsFan
07-17-2010, 10:52 PM
Just noticeed Jonny dyed his hair. Quite the style-boy.

_Sir_Charles_
07-17-2010, 10:53 PM
An uneventful inning... Going to the 8th....

Well, uneventful except for that retard who's undoubtedly being shown the exit rather quickly.

PuffyPig
07-17-2010, 10:54 PM
Great Job by Edinson. I would have never thought Gomes and Stubbs would have a better year then Bruce. But it is not a bad thing.

If you are basing it strictly on hitting, Bruce has been better than Stubbs.

If you include fielding and running, Bruce is better than Gomes and maybe better than Stubbs.

_Sir_Charles_
07-17-2010, 10:54 PM
That makes me curious. what happens to idiots like that who run onto the field? Kicked out of the stadium for sure, but anything else?

WVRedsFan
07-17-2010, 10:55 PM
They used to fine them for trespassing.

guttle11
07-17-2010, 10:55 PM
That makes me curious. what happens to idiots like that who run onto the field? Kicked out of the stadium for sure, but anything else?

Pretty sure they get charged with trespassing or something similar. Probably a fine, maybe some community service.

PuffyPig
07-17-2010, 10:56 PM
Gads. Votto. What gives?

When even the best hitters get out 60% of the time, they will get out, well, the majority of time.

Seeing him get out 3 times out of 4 is what will happen.

BCubb2003
07-17-2010, 10:56 PM
Well, uneventful except for that retard who's undoubtedly being shown the exit rather quickly.

It's just the guy who was sitting behind Brantley.

TheNext44
07-17-2010, 10:56 PM
Well, uneventful except for that retard who's undoubtedly being shown the exit rather quickly.

Hey, stop insulting retarded people by comparing them to the idiot who ran onto the field.

reds44
07-17-2010, 10:56 PM
Hey that Volquez guy, remember him? He's good.

TheNext44
07-17-2010, 10:58 PM
Set up man audition for Smith?

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 10:58 PM
Set up man audition for Smith?

Where is Rhodes going?

_Sir_Charles_
07-17-2010, 10:59 PM
Hey, stop insulting retarded people by comparing them to the idiot who ran onto the field.

LOL. My appologies. :O)

TheNext44
07-17-2010, 10:59 PM
Where is Rhodes going?

Can't hurt to have options. Rhodes will need some rest in the second half.

TRF
07-17-2010, 11:00 PM
I think there were more than a few on here who thoughts he was materially less than an .800 OPS guy due to his TB numbers.

No. Just absolutely no.

Most of us doubted he could stay healthy enough, and that his sample size of health was too small.

And he was never a good enough defender when healthy, or good enough against RH's to win a job outright. That's the simple truth. And going 1-3 with a HR doesn't erase the month+ of suck he's displayed since the end of May.

end of rant.

RedsMan3203
07-17-2010, 11:00 PM
Can't hurt to have options. Rhodes will need some rest in the second half.

Hoping you'd say he was the closer... ;)

Big Klu
07-17-2010, 11:00 PM
When even the best hitters get out 60% of the time, they will get out, well, the majority of time.

Seeing him get out 3 times out of 4 is what will happen.

60% of the time, it works every time!

http://static.reelmovienews.com/images/gallery/brian-fantana.jpg

TheNext44
07-17-2010, 11:01 PM
Hoping you'd say he was the closer... ;)

I like that better. :thumbup:

kaldaniels
07-17-2010, 11:01 PM
60% of the time, it works every time!

http://static.reelmovienews.com/images/gallery/brian-fantana.jpg

Stings the nostrils!