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reds44
07-24-2010, 03:54 PM
Phillips 2B
Cabrera SS
Votto 1B
Nix LF
Bruce RF
Stubbs CF
Hernandez C
Janish 3B
Cueto P

membengal
07-24-2010, 04:00 PM
I have no problems with it. And, it's nice to see Dusty load up the lefties without being scared of the end of the game for a change.

And I most certainly won't miss seeing Gomes against Oswalt.

11larkin11
07-24-2010, 04:03 PM
Nix is 7-15 lifetime vs. Oswalt.

reds44
07-24-2010, 04:05 PM
Nix hitting 4th actually makes sense when you consider...

A. he won't be allowed to face a lefty out of the pen, so really it's like L/R/L (if that makes sense)
and
B. he has hit Oswalt well.

Captain Hook
07-24-2010, 04:12 PM
Nix hitting 4th actually makes sense when you consider...

A. he won't be allowed to face a lefty out of the pen, so really it's like L/R/L (if that makes sense)
and
B. he has hit Oswalt well.

C. Nix is about to be sent down(DFA) and this is Dusty giving Laynce his going away present.

Joseph
07-24-2010, 04:31 PM
C. Nix is about to be sent down(DFA) and this is Dusty giving Laynce his going away present.

I don't think they'll dump Laynce. I think Heisey gets optioned.

Captain Hook
07-24-2010, 04:46 PM
I don't think they'll dump Laynce. I think Heisey gets optioned.

I really hope your wrong.The good thing about that is Heisey could get regular playing time in AAA and be sharp in Sept. when called back up but I would still prefer Nix be the odd man out when Dickerson is recalled.

mth123
07-24-2010, 06:38 PM
Phillips 2B
Cabrera SS
Votto 1B
Nix LF
Bruce RF
Stubbs CF
Hernandez C
Janish 3B
Cueto P

What? No Cairo?? I'm outraged.;)

Big Klu
07-24-2010, 06:43 PM
I really hope your wrong.The good thing about that is Heisey could get regular playing time in AAA and be sharp in Sept. when called back up but I would still prefer Nix be the odd man out when Dickerson is recalled.

I don't think Dickerson will be back anytime soon.

RedsMan3203
07-24-2010, 06:47 PM
I'd rather have Heisey over Dickerson....

I'd rather have Dickerson over Nix....

But, can Dickerson play D in all 3 OF's as well as Nix does?

The Voice of IH
07-24-2010, 06:50 PM
I don't think they'll dump Laynce. I think Heisey gets optioned.

I doubt they would dump a right hander for left hander. I think Nix is the guy to go.

Ron Madden
07-24-2010, 06:56 PM
I'd rather have Heisey over Dickerson....

I'd rather have Dickerson over Nix....

But, can Dickerson play D in all 3 OF's as well as Nix does?

I think Dickerson can play all three OF positions just as well or better than Nix does. Chris gets on base more but Laynce has more power.

The Voice of IH
07-24-2010, 06:56 PM
Reds are just Underdogs in this one according to Vegas +102 right now

reds44
07-24-2010, 06:57 PM
We won't send Heisey down. It's Dickerson or Nix, and unfortunatley I think they'll chose Nix.

Ron Madden
07-24-2010, 07:10 PM
I have no problem with Dusty for starting Nix with Oswalt on the mound.

Captain Hook
07-24-2010, 07:41 PM
We won't send Heisey down. It's Dickerson or Nix, and unfortunatley I think they'll chose Nix.

I just wonder how likely it is that the Reds would loose Nix to another team if they cut him.I'd like him in Sept. considering he isn't a terrible LH PH option,a good option to pinch run and a good defensive replacement.That's a lot of things he can do to help win games down the stretch.It just needs to be decided if the team wants Dickerson and Heisey for the rest of July and Aug. and are willing to loose Nix to have them.It's a harder decision then it seems.

The Voice of IH
07-24-2010, 07:50 PM
I just wonder how likely it is that the Reds would loose Nix to another team if they cut him.I'd like him in Sept. considering he isn't a terrible LH PH option,a good option to pinch run and a good defensive replacement.That's a lot of things he can do to help win games down the stretch.It just needs to be decided if the team wants Dickerson and Heisey for the rest of July and Aug. and are willing to loose Nix to have them.It's a harder decision then it seems.

Hey Captain Hook, how does that work? does a Team just claim Nix if he is sent down and he has the option to go with them?

HeatherC1212
07-24-2010, 08:03 PM
Howdy folks! How is everyone doing tonight? I've been without Reds baseball for almost a week (I was on vacation in case anyone noticed I was gone :p: ) and I'm ready for the guys to put a whooping on Mr. Oswalt tonight. WOOT! :D

Ron Madden
07-24-2010, 08:06 PM
Howdy folks! How is everyone doing tonight? I've been without Reds baseball for almost a week (I was on vacation in case anyone noticed I was gone :p: ) and I'm ready for the guys to put a whooping on Mr. Oswalt tonight. WOOT! :D

Welcome back.

I really hope Cueto is up to snuff.

Astros wearing retro uniforms.

membengal
07-24-2010, 08:08 PM
Astros in throwbacks. Nice.

Redsfan320
07-24-2010, 08:08 PM
How is everyone doing tonight?

Great, and you?

We are go
Phillips up

I like the throwbacks.

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Redsfan320
07-24-2010, 08:10 PM
8
1 out
Cabrera up

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Redsfan320
07-24-2010, 08:10 PM
1B
Runner on 1st
1 out
Votto up

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TheNext44
07-24-2010, 08:10 PM
Astros in throwbacks. Nice.

These are my favorite Astro's old uni's. Love the Rainbow sleeves. The whole rainbow top jersey was a bit too much.

Ron Madden
07-24-2010, 08:11 PM
Astros in throwbacks. Nice.

LOL. Oswalt has his stirrups on backwards.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 08:11 PM
Cabrera continues to hit well lately. I think they should try moving him back to leadoff with Phillips batting 2nd.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 08:11 PM
Votto homers to left!!! 2-0 Reds!

reds44
07-24-2010, 08:11 PM
Joey!

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 08:12 PM
Votto the league leader with 25 home runs.

Redsfan320
07-24-2010, 08:12 PM
HR, 2 RBI, R
1B->H, R/ Cabrera
1 out
Nix up

SCORE CHANGE: 2-0, Reds

JOEY!!!!

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Ron Madden
07-24-2010, 08:12 PM
Joey is so cool. :cool:

HeatherC1212
07-24-2010, 08:13 PM
I am fantabulous tonight now that Joey (with help from Orlando's base hit) just gave us a two run lead. Oh Joey, how I have missed you.....;)

WOOT! :jump:

RedsMan3203
07-24-2010, 08:13 PM
Thom.... Thom... Thom...

Its JOEY! :jump: :jump:

Not, Jonny Votto

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 08:14 PM
Nix lines a double to right.

Redsfan320
07-24-2010, 08:14 PM
2B
Runner on 2nd
1 out
Bruce up

Good job, Nix!

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Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 08:15 PM
Nix now .500 (8 for 16) lifetime vs. Oswalt

Redsfan320
07-24-2010, 08:16 PM
SH 3-1
2B->3B/ Nix
2 out
Runner on 3rd
Stubbs up

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Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 08:17 PM
Oswalt getting a wide strike zone.

reds44
07-24-2010, 08:18 PM
Cueto better get the same zone Oswalt had.

Redsfan320
07-24-2010, 08:19 PM
K(swinging)
3 out
Top of 1st over
Bourn up

2-0, Reds

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Redsfan320
07-24-2010, 08:20 PM
Bourn 8
Sanchez 6
Berkman 3
Pence 9
Lee 7
Keppinger 4
Johnson 5
Castro 2
Oswalt 1

vs. Mr. Johnny Cueto

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Redsfan320
07-24-2010, 08:21 PM
9
1 out
Sanchez up

BTW, since we're on the subject of the Astros, Hunter Pence is just an awesome ballplayer. He's really gonna be somethin' special.

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SirFelixCat
07-24-2010, 08:22 PM
9
1 out
Sanchez up

BTW, since we're on the subject of the Astros, Hunter Pence is just an awesome ballplayer. He's really gonna be somethin' special.

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Agreed, but he still looke like a bug-eyed fish ;)

Redsfan320
07-24-2010, 08:22 PM
^^
Yeah, kinda.

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Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 08:23 PM
Nice play by Cabrera and Votto

reds44
07-24-2010, 08:23 PM
I hate Hunter Pence.

Redsfan320
07-24-2010, 08:23 PM
6-3/ Cabrera channeling his inner Janish
2 out
Berkman up

BTW, that was a nice play by Votto too, those are HARD to pick at 1st.

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Redsfan320
07-24-2010, 08:24 PM
Cueto gets a close outside call for Berkman, ump is calling a consistent zone, just a big one.

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Redsfan320
07-24-2010, 08:25 PM
BB
Runner on 1st
2 out
Pence up

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Redsfan320
07-24-2010, 08:26 PM
7
3 out
Bottom of 1st over
Hernandez up

2-0, Reds

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HeatherC1212
07-24-2010, 08:27 PM
Cueto doesn't look too bad tonight. I'd still like our guys to put up about eleven runs for him just to combat the Berkman effect but I'm glad he looks pretty good so far. :p:

HeatherC1212
07-24-2010, 08:29 PM
WOW, go Razor Ramon!! :jump:

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 08:29 PM
Hernandez with a blast to left! 3-0 Reds!!

reds44
07-24-2010, 08:29 PM
Remember when Oswalt owned us?

Ron Madden
07-24-2010, 08:30 PM
That was a shot!

Redsfan320
07-24-2010, 08:30 PM
HR, RBI, R/ RAMON!!!!!!
0 out
Janish up

SCORE CHANGE: 3-0, Reds

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redsmetz
07-24-2010, 08:30 PM
It must have been a rocket. Marty just said "swung on, out of here!".

fearofpopvol1
07-24-2010, 08:30 PM
Welcome back from the DL, Razor!! Nice way to start it off! That was a no doubter too.

HeatherC1212
07-24-2010, 08:31 PM
Remember when Oswalt owned us?

I'm glad that things like that are changing! Nice job guys....eight more runs to go before I feel comfortable with the lead, LOL :D

Redsfan320
07-24-2010, 08:32 PM
K (called)
1 out
Cueto up

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Redsfan320
07-24-2010, 08:32 PM
4-3
2 out
Phillips up

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Redsfan320
07-24-2010, 08:34 PM
8
3 out
Lee up

3-0, Reds

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Redsfan320
07-24-2010, 08:34 PM
11 runs would be nice. Reds are about due for one of those 10+ run nights.

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_Sir_Charles_
07-24-2010, 08:35 PM
I hate Hunter Pence.

It took me a while to get the "under pants" reference from last night. I wasn't saying his name with a quart of tequila in my system. :O)

_Sir_Charles_
07-24-2010, 08:36 PM
Remember when Oswalt owned us?

This is not THAT Oswalt...nor are these THOSE Reds.

Redsfan320
07-24-2010, 08:36 PM
Lee fouls one off his foot, he's hurting some.

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HeatherC1212
07-24-2010, 08:37 PM
This is not THAT Oswalt...nor are these THOSE Reds.

Very true. Hey, are you going (or have you been) to any of the games this weekend? :)

Redsfan320
07-24-2010, 08:37 PM
Trainer and manager out to see Lee now, he's walking on the foot.

He stays in and:

6-3
1 out
Keppinger up

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Redsfan320
07-24-2010, 08:38 PM
Wouldn't be surprised to see Lee out of the game next inning.

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Redsfan320
07-24-2010, 08:38 PM
5-3
2 out
Johnson up

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Redsfan320
07-24-2010, 08:39 PM
BTW, we are at 60 currently viewing the GT. :welcome:

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corkedbat
07-24-2010, 08:39 PM
I'd like to see Dickerson back nd healthy, but I'm starting to wonder if he's just too fragile to count on for a roster spot.

Gallen5862
07-24-2010, 08:39 PM
Thanks for the PBP Redsfan320 and welcome back Heather.

Redsfan320
07-24-2010, 08:40 PM
You're welcome, I enjoy it.

K(swinging)/ A 1-2-3 inning
3 out
Cabrera up

3-0, Reds

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_Sir_Charles_
07-24-2010, 08:40 PM
Very true. Hey, are you going (or have you been) to any of the games this weekend? :)

I went last night. Crappy seats (tight budget right now), but we got the W, so it's all good. At home tonight and tomorrow though.

corkedbat
07-24-2010, 08:40 PM
Howdy folks! How is everyone doing tonight? I've been without Reds baseball for almost a week (I was on vacation in case anyone noticed I was gone :p: ) and I'm ready for the guys to put a whooping on Mr. Oswalt tonight. WOOT! :D

Joey missed you Heather, he almost let the restraining order lapse. WB! :D

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 08:42 PM
Another hit for Cabrera. Batting over .400 the last few weeks

Redsfan320
07-24-2010, 08:42 PM
1B/ Love those little tapper singles OCab does so much
0 out
Runner on 1st
Votto up

We know what happened last night in this situation.

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reds44
07-24-2010, 08:42 PM
Rest did OC good. We need to keep him fresh down the stretch.

HeatherC1212
07-24-2010, 08:43 PM
Thanks Gallen! *waves* :)


Joey missed you Heather, he almost let the restraining order lapse! WB! :D

Awww, I've missed the humor from you guys here, LOL :p:


I went last night. Crappy seats (tight budget right now), but we got the W, so it's all good. At home tonight and tomorrow though.

Bummer about the seats but I'm glad we got the win. We had decent seats for the game last weekend vs. Colorado but we lost 1-0 on one of the hottest days I've had at GABP this year so I was a little cranky by the end of that game. The humidity was HORRIBLE that afternoon. :(

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 08:43 PM
Another hit for Votto too. That is 5 hits for Votto this series.

reds44
07-24-2010, 08:43 PM
Awesome piece of hitting by Joey.

Redsfan320
07-24-2010, 08:43 PM
1B
1B->2B/ Cabrera
Runners on 1st and 2nd
0 out
Nix up

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corkedbat
07-24-2010, 08:44 PM
1B/ Love those little tapper singles OCab does so much
0 out
Runner on 1st
Votto up

We know what happened last night in this situation.

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Yeah, when he's hitting well, OCab is valuable in the 2-hole with his abilityto go with the pitch.

Redsfan320
07-24-2010, 08:44 PM
When I said "last night" I meant "last time" BTW.

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Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 08:45 PM
Nix with his 2nd double of the night. 5-0 Reds!!!

reds44
07-24-2010, 08:45 PM
Sometimes ole wristbands and toothpicks ain't so dumb, eh?

HeatherC1212
07-24-2010, 08:45 PM
The day off did Joey a ton of good. :)

There is a gnat flying around my basement right which isn't really important to this game thread but it's driving me crazy right now. :rant:

WOOT!!! Now we're only six runs away from my eleven run wish for this game!! :D

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 08:45 PM
Nix now 9 for 17 lifetime against Oswalt

Redsfan320
07-24-2010, 08:45 PM
2B, 2 RBI
3B-> H, R/ Cabrera
2B-> H, R/ Votto
Runner on 2nd
0 out
Bruce up

SCORE CHANGE: 5-0, Reds

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GAC
07-24-2010, 08:46 PM
Roy who?

Redsfan320
07-24-2010, 08:47 PM
7
1 out
Runner on 2nd
Stubbs up

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corkedbat
07-24-2010, 08:47 PM
RoyO may be requesting a trade to Cincy so he won't have to face them beofre this one is over. :D

Homer Bailey
07-24-2010, 08:48 PM
Bow. To. Dusty.

I feel sick.

GAC
07-24-2010, 08:48 PM
Cubs beat the Cards again today 6-5. C'mon Reds!

Redsfan320
07-24-2010, 08:48 PM
SF 9
2B->3B/ Nix
2 out
Runner on 3rd
Hernandez up

BTW, this will be my last inning until after 9 PM.

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CrackerJack
07-24-2010, 08:48 PM
2 through 4 are batting .1000 so far.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 08:48 PM
Hernandez drives in a run. 6-0 Reds!

reds44
07-24-2010, 08:48 PM
Crap, we missed the XP.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 08:49 PM
Cabrera, Votto, Nix and Hernandez a combined 8 for 8 tonight.

GAC
07-24-2010, 08:49 PM
Hernandez you so funny!

HeatherC1212
07-24-2010, 08:49 PM
I hope Ramon is all right. He was running kind of weird to second base but he may just have lost his footing.

corkedbat
07-24-2010, 08:49 PM
Hernandez went to turn on the jets and then remembered he left them in 2001. :D

Redsfan320
07-24-2010, 08:49 PM
1B, 9-6, RBI/ Hernadez gunned down at 2nd, but gets the run in
3 out
Top of 3rd over
Castro up

SCORE CHANGE: 6-0, Reds'

6-0, Reds

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Ron Madden
07-24-2010, 08:50 PM
My God Hernandez lokked ugly going into second base.

fearofpopvol1
07-24-2010, 08:50 PM
This is incredible. I've never seen the Reds pounce on Oswalt like this (and this early in the game no less). Let's tack on some more!

GAC
07-24-2010, 08:50 PM
I hope Ramon is all right. He was running kind of weird to second base but he may just have lost his footing.

You first have to have footing in order to lose it. ;)

Homer Bailey
07-24-2010, 08:50 PM
I think he knew he was out, didn't want to risk sliding on the gimpy knee. I think that's fair.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 08:51 PM
Hernandez is fine

GAC
07-24-2010, 08:51 PM
Ramon couldn't decide whether to head first it or go in standing up! LOL

He's laughing with homeplate ump about it

Redsfan320
07-24-2010, 08:52 PM
Someone else will have to do PBP until after 9. Later,

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BCubb2003
07-24-2010, 08:52 PM
He was on his horse, but the horse broke down.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 08:52 PM
Castro grounds out to 2nd.

fearofpopvol1
07-24-2010, 08:52 PM
Ramon gets a pass on that for sure after knocking Nix in with a 2 out single.

Ron Madden
07-24-2010, 08:53 PM
Ramon couldn't decide whether to head first it or go in standing up! LOL

He's laughing with homeplate ump about it

He looked like he was swimming. :)

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 08:53 PM
Oswalt strikes out swinging. 2 Ks for Cueto.

GAC
07-24-2010, 08:53 PM
A co-worker, who is a huge Cub fan, went up to Chicago for today's game. Glad he got to see a win.

GAC
07-24-2010, 08:54 PM
He looked like he was swimming. :)

and someone drained the pool and forgot to tell him. LOL

mth123
07-24-2010, 08:54 PM
This is incredible. I've never seen the Reds pounce on Oswalt like this (and this early in the game no less). Let's tack on some more!

Oswalt trying to lower his trade value in front of the scouts. Should help his new team to get him more cheaply.

GAC
07-24-2010, 08:55 PM
So Cueto's problem is his tonsils? Someone needs to tell him he'll get ice cream if he gets them removed. ;)

Homer Bailey
07-24-2010, 08:55 PM
Gotta like this strike zone with a 6 run lead...

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 08:55 PM
Bourn strikes out looking. 3 Ks for Cueto who is looking very good. 6-0 Reds after 3.

corkedbat
07-24-2010, 08:56 PM
Bourn sure in a hurry to get back out to CF.

reds44
07-24-2010, 08:56 PM
So who else gets nervous when we get big leads?

GAC
07-24-2010, 08:56 PM
chat is open :beerme:

HeatherC1212
07-24-2010, 08:57 PM
A co-worker, who is a huge Cub fan, went up to Chicago for today's game. Glad he got to see a win.

Good for him. I was in Chicago this past week too with my church youth group for a mission trip (we saw quite a few Reds hats BTW). We wanted to go to the game yesterday but couldn't find tickets for 21 people at a youth group affordable price. Plus it was about 105 degrees there yesterday which was WAY too hot to sit in the scorching sun all afternoon. It was a really fun trip but hotter than all get out yesterday. We nearly melted at the Navy Pier. :eek:

BCubb2003
07-24-2010, 08:57 PM
I like that Cueto was still sharp after the big lead. We've seen too many times of giving the runs back in the next inning.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 08:58 PM
Janish flies out to right. 1 out.

reds44
07-24-2010, 08:58 PM
Now I know I wasn't the only one to notice "Tx party girl" standing in line to buy a hot dog. :eek:

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 08:59 PM
Cueto strikes out swinging. 2 outs.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 09:00 PM
Phillips grounds out to 3rd. 6-0 Reds mid 4th.

Homer Bailey
07-24-2010, 09:00 PM
Now I know I wasn't the only one to notice "Tx party girl" standing in line to buy a hot dog. :eek:

Swear to God, I checked the game thread to see your comment on it, because I KNEW you'd either have a tweet or GT post hahhahaha.

reds44
07-24-2010, 09:02 PM
Swear to God, I checked the game thread to see your comment on it, because I KNEW you'd either have a tweet or GT post hahhahaha.
Whoops. I'm becoming too predictable lol. Knew I couldn't have been the only one that noticed her, though.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 09:02 PM
Sanchez doubles to left.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 09:04 PM
Berkman flies out to the warning track in left. Runner stays at 2nd. 1 out.

_Sir_Charles_
07-24-2010, 09:06 PM
Whoops. I'm becoming too predictable lol. Knew I couldn't have been the only one that noticed her, though.

Minute Maid stands are FILLED with them. It's like a plague. :O)

reds44
07-24-2010, 09:07 PM
Minute Maid stands are FILLED with them. It's like a plague. :O)
No stadium matches the ungodlyness that is Wrigley. It's unfair.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 09:07 PM
Pence strikes out swinging. 4 Ks for Cueto. 2 outs.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 09:09 PM
Lee grounds out to Cueto. 6-0 Reds after 4.

Ron Madden
07-24-2010, 09:10 PM
Johnny is showing no sign of weakness from his illness. :thumbup:

HeatherC1212
07-24-2010, 09:11 PM
OCab with another hit!

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 09:11 PM
Cabrera singles to center. His 3rd hit tonight.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 09:12 PM
Thom forgot Hernandez. Oswalt has not retired him either.

edabbs44
07-24-2010, 09:12 PM
OCab having a solid series tonight.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 09:13 PM
Votto grounds into a 6-4-3 DP.

HeatherC1212
07-24-2010, 09:13 PM
DPs are not cool when we're the ones hitting into them. :(

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 09:15 PM
4 pitch walk to Nix

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 09:17 PM
Bruce grounds out to 2nd. 6-0 Reds mid 5th.

Ron Madden
07-24-2010, 09:18 PM
Bruce has hit the ball hard twice tonight.

HeatherC1212
07-24-2010, 09:18 PM
FYI: Mets-Dodgers are in the top of the 13th inning right now tied 2-2 and both teams are out of position players (the Dodgers are also on their last pitcher while the Mets have K-Rod left but that's it). Yikes! :eek:

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 09:21 PM
Keppinger flies out to 2nd. 1 out.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 09:23 PM
Johnson singles to center.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 09:24 PM
Castro flies out to center. 2 outs.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 09:25 PM
Feliz hits for Oswalt and flies out to center. 6-0 Reds after 5.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 09:27 PM
Nelson Figueroa in to pitch

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 09:28 PM
Stubbs flies out to right. 1 out.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 09:30 PM
Hernandez grounds out to 2nd. 2 outs.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 09:31 PM
Janish strikes out swinging. 6-0 Reds mid 6th.

redsfandan
07-24-2010, 09:32 PM
i just saw the score. really nice to see us hit roy o for once

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 09:34 PM
Bourn grounds out to Cueto. 1 out.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 09:35 PM
Sanchez flies out to right. 2 outs.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 09:38 PM
Berkman strikes out swinging. 5 Ks for Cueto. 6-0 Reds after 6.

Gallen5862
07-24-2010, 09:38 PM
Lets go Reds. Great start for Cueto so far.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 09:38 PM
Cueto at 88 pitches (57 strikes, 31 balls) through 6.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 09:41 PM
Cueto strikes out swinging.

_Sir_Charles_
07-24-2010, 09:41 PM
Cueto at 88 pitches (57 strikes, 31 balls) through 6.

Somebody should run around the clubhouse and spray the flu virus on all our pitchers' lockers. :O)

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 09:43 PM
Phillips lines a single to right.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 09:43 PM
Cabrera grounds into a 4-6-3 DP. 6-0 Reds mid 7th.

RedsManRick
07-24-2010, 09:45 PM
How many pitches has Cabrera seen tonight? 5?

_Sir_Charles_
07-24-2010, 09:45 PM
How many pitches has Cabrera seen tonight? 5?

I'm sure he's watched some of the pitches to the other batters.

RedsManRick
07-24-2010, 09:46 PM
I'm sure he's watched some of the pitches to the other batters.

Ha. It's definitely worked for him tonight, but he's 6th lowest in MLB this year at a paltry 3.28.

Degenerate39
07-24-2010, 09:46 PM
How many 30th birthdays has JTM had this season?

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 09:47 PM
Pence singles to center.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 09:48 PM
Lee flies out to center. 1 out.

edabbs44
07-24-2010, 09:48 PM
How many pitches has Cabrera seen tonight? 5?

I guess when you are in the zone you don't need to see much.

5th multihit game since the break, 6th in his last 10 games.

RedsManRick
07-24-2010, 09:50 PM
I guess when you are in the zone you don't need to see much.

5th multihit game since the break, 6th in his last 10 games.

Yep. His season has been a masters course in BABIP variation.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 09:50 PM
Nicely turned DP. 6-4-3 DP. 6-0 Reds after 7.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 09:51 PM
Cueto is at 100 pitches through 7.

RedsManRick
07-24-2010, 09:51 PM
Nice backhanded scoop by Votto to complete the double play. He's made some really nice plays out there.

RedsManRick
07-24-2010, 09:51 PM
Cueto is at 100 pitches through 7.

He's not going to complete it. With a 6 run lead, no reason to play with fire and ask him fo more. I'm bringing in Jordan Smith and asking him for two.

If Dusty brings him back out for the 8th, that would be very reminiscent of his Cubs days...

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 09:52 PM
Gustavio Chacin in to pitch

HeatherC1212
07-24-2010, 09:53 PM
How did Homer Bailey win the Fan's Choice bobblehead selection??! I voted for Arthur Rhodes.

Big Klu
07-24-2010, 09:53 PM
So Cueto's problem is his tonsils? Someone needs to tell him he'll get ice cream if he gets them removed. ;)

Lieutenant Dan! Ice Cream!

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kyqzb0PhHW1qzzxsto1_500.jpg

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 09:54 PM
Votto grounds out to 2nd. 1 out.

Homer Bailey
07-24-2010, 09:54 PM
Your national league MVP hits a slow roller to 2nd in a 6-0 game in the 8th inning and sprints the entire way.

We are just lucky to have that guy.

_Sir_Charles_
07-24-2010, 09:54 PM
Lieutenant Dan! Ice Cream!

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kyqzb0PhHW1qzzxsto1_500.jpg

And now I have to buy ANOTHER keyboard. :O) I need to stop drinking coke when I'm on the computer. hehe.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 09:54 PM
How did Homer Bailey win the Fan's Choice bobblehead selection??! I voted for Arthur Rhodes.

That was voted on in the early part of the season. If the voting would have happened later I am sure it would be someone else that won.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 09:55 PM
Nix singles to center. 3 hits and has been on base 4 times tonight.

WVRedsFan
07-24-2010, 09:56 PM
Nows the time to see Heisey batting. I know, he got a hit. But I'd like to see Heisey too

RedsManRick
07-24-2010, 09:56 PM
Nix is doing all he can to keep his job.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 09:57 PM
Bruce singles to center. 1st and 2nd.

RedsMan3203
07-24-2010, 09:57 PM
Nix singles to center. 3 hits and has been on base 4 times tonight.

You know... You've been ahead of me the whole game... I mean you'd have the play before I saw it on TV and that is weird... I couldn't figure it out...

Then I remembered back in the 1st, I hit rewind to rewatch the Votto homer and listen to Thom call him Jonny Votto...

I'm now in "real" time... :beerme:

_Sir_Charles_
07-24-2010, 09:58 PM
lol. that's hilarious. :O)

Homer Bailey
07-24-2010, 09:58 PM
He's not going to complete it. With a 6 run lead, no reason to play with fire and ask him fo more. I'm bringing in Jordan Smith and asking him for two.

If Dusty brings him back out for the 8th, that would be very reminiscent of his Cubs days...

Didn't look like anyone was up in the pen. Jordan Smith wasn't for sure.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 09:59 PM
Stubbs grounds into a 4-6 FC. 1st and 3rd.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 10:00 PM
Hernandez grounds out to 3rd. 6-0 Reds mid 8th.

HeatherC1212
07-24-2010, 10:00 PM
Cueto's last few innings have been pretty easy so I imagine Dusty will send him out there with a very short leash in case he gets into trouble. He could have a seven pitch inning and be done with it. Isn't the bottom of the Astros order coming up?

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 10:00 PM
Cueto's last few innings have been pretty easy so I imagine Dusty will send him out there with a very short leash in case he gets into trouble. He could have a seven pitch inning and be done with it. Isn't the bottom of the Astros order coming up?

Yes it is so hopefully he can get through this without too many pitches

RedsManRick
07-24-2010, 10:01 PM
Didn't look like anyone was up in the pen. Jordan Smith wasn't for sure.

That would be disappointing. Cueto burned out last year and here you have a chance to let him go clean with a 6 run lead at 100 pitches. No need to push him here. Why create an opportunity for him to struggle? More to lose than to gain in my book.

Homer Bailey
07-24-2010, 10:02 PM
Bullpen could use a rest as well.

Homer Bailey
07-24-2010, 10:02 PM
That would be disappointing. Cueto burned out last year and here you have a chance to let him go clean with a 6 run lead at 100 pitches. No need to push him here. Why create an opportunity for him to struggle? More to lose than to gain in my book.

3 hitter thru 7, bottom of the lineup. I understand it. Not thrilled, but not overly concerned.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 10:03 PM
Johnson singles to left.

RedsManRick
07-24-2010, 10:03 PM
3 hitter thru 7, bottom of the lineup. I understand it. Not thrilled, but not overly concerned.

I guess we'll see. Here's to a 1-2-3, 8 pitch 8th!

Redsfan320
07-24-2010, 10:03 PM
Next inning, I can resume PBP.

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RedsManRick
07-24-2010, 10:04 PM
2 pitches, 1 hit. We'll see just how long that leash is. Double play time Johnny!

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 10:05 PM
Crap. Looked like a possible DP and Cabrera drops the ball at 2nd. 1st and 2nd.

RedsManRick
07-24-2010, 10:05 PM
Joy -- way to go OCab. You have to get 1 first.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 10:06 PM
Smith and Bray warming up.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 10:07 PM
Bourgeois pops out to 2nd. 1 out.

Redsfan320
07-24-2010, 10:08 PM
Reds Fanatic, I can take PBP now if you need a break, or not if you wanna keep going.

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Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 10:09 PM
Reds Fanatic, I can take PBP now if you need a break, or not if you wanna keep going.

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I am fine. I can do the rest of the inning then you can do it next inning if you want.

Bourn strikes out looking. 6 Ks for Cueto.

Redsfan320
07-24-2010, 10:10 PM
^^^
That works.

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_Sir_Charles_
07-24-2010, 10:10 PM
Cool. So if the astros manage to score somehow, now we know who to blame.

HeatherC1212
07-24-2010, 10:11 PM
Cueto was amazing tonight. Good job Johnny!! :)

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 10:11 PM
Sanchez grounds out to 3rd. 6-0 Reds after 8.

Cueto ends at 121 pitches.

fearofpopvol1
07-24-2010, 10:12 PM
Ugh...Dusty and his obsession with starting pitchers getting through full innings. Sure, Cueto looked fine, but why wear the guy down? In a blow out game? Have Smith pitch 1.1 or 1.2 innings. I hope it doesn't come back to bite Dusty later.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 10:12 PM
Fantastic start by Cueto: 8IP, 4H, 0ER, 1BB, 6K.

Tony Cloninger
07-24-2010, 10:12 PM
There is always someone to blame! :p::D

WVRedsFan
07-24-2010, 10:12 PM
Let's hope Johnny gets this batter. If not, the king of allowing inherited runners to score comes in. Good, groundout to third. Good outing for Cueto ERA now down to 3.16.

_Sir_Charles_
07-24-2010, 10:12 PM
Great job by Cueto. It's a shame the bullpen was so overworked lately. I would've liked to have seen him pulled prior to that inning. But I understand Dusty's predicament.

RedsManRick
07-24-2010, 10:12 PM
Not thrilled to see Cueto throw so many pitches, but he sure did get the job done tonight. Way to go Johnny.

I understand the bullpen issue. But when push comes to shove, you make the middle relievers take the weight, not your most effective starter who has had stamina issues in the past. You burn Smith out and you can replace him. Burn Cueto out and we have a problem. Luckily they were pretty low stress innings He seems to have made big strides in his composure this year -- so much less overthrowing.

BCubb2003
07-24-2010, 10:13 PM
At least they seemed to be low-stress pitches.

Redsfan320
07-24-2010, 10:14 PM
That was just a great outing by Cueto. If he can keep pitching like that, Volquez can be close to '08 form, Arroyo can be consistent, and Wood and Leake can be simply average, then I think you can punch the ticket to the playoffs!!

As was previously decided, I will assume play-by-play duties, for the 9th inning.

Janish up

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HeatherC1212
07-24-2010, 10:14 PM
There's an off day this week so he'll get an extra day of rest before his next start. Johnny's not a rookie anymore and with the off day this week (along with the mostly stress free innings), I have no problem with Dusty giving him a chance to get through that inning.

Redsfan320
07-24-2010, 10:15 PM
8
1 out
Heisey up, PHing

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BCubb2003
07-24-2010, 10:15 PM
Inflame the tonsils of all the Reds pitchers!

Homer Bailey
07-24-2010, 10:16 PM
Does Heisey like Ph-ing?

HeatherC1212
07-24-2010, 10:16 PM
Heisey is a monster off the bench. Wow! :jump:

reds44
07-24-2010, 10:16 PM
Heisey is a monster.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 10:16 PM
Heisey with his 4th PH homer of the year. 7-0 Reds!

Redsfan320
07-24-2010, 10:16 PM
HR, RBI, R
1 out
Phillips up

SCORE CHANGE: 7-0, Reds

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RedsMan3203
07-24-2010, 10:16 PM
8
1 out
Heisey up, PHing

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If you screw up the luck... Imma... Pound you...

Cueto's ER last 7 starts -- 1, 0, 1, 0, 1, 2, and 0

And thats why it should come down between Nix/Dickerson and Heisey should remain on the bench.

WVRedsFan
07-24-2010, 10:17 PM
Heisey needs to get some starts. Nix IS the odd man out (or maybe Dickerson)

RedsManRick
07-24-2010, 10:17 PM
I see your Nix and raise you a Heisey.

reds44
07-24-2010, 10:17 PM
Btw, Cueto is an absolute joy to watch pitch.

Redsfan320
07-24-2010, 10:17 PM
Screw up what luck? Within 2 minutes of me assuming PBP, the Reds get another run on a homer! :cool:

1B
Runner on 1st
1 out
Cabrera up

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Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 10:17 PM
Phillips gets his 2nd hit tonight.

RedsMan3203
07-24-2010, 10:18 PM
Btw, Cueto is an absolute joy to watch pitch.

BTW, Once past April the WHOLE staff has been a joy to watch. Even LeCure.

RedsManRick
07-24-2010, 10:18 PM
With a win tonight, Cueto goes to 10-2 w/ a 3.18 ERA. And people say we don't have a #1...

Redsfan320
07-24-2010, 10:19 PM
DP 5-4-3
3 out
Top of 9th over
Berkman up

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Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 10:21 PM
Jordan Smith in for the 9th.

Tony Cloninger
07-24-2010, 10:21 PM
Luckily the Astros are almost Reds 1982 like with their offense. You really don't stress at 120 pitches.

RedsManRick
07-24-2010, 10:21 PM
Cabrera has seen 7 pitches in 5 PA. He's seen a strike and looked at 1. So... 5 PA, 2 strikes, 0 balls, 6 swings, 3 hits. Interesting night.

Redsfan320
07-24-2010, 10:21 PM
With a win tonight, Cueto goes to 10-2 w/ a 3.18 ERA. And people say we don't have a #1...

Those are the kind of numbers I want pitching Game 1 of the World Series, and also Game 4 when we go for and get the sweep. And Cueto pitches a Game 4 complete game shutout ending with a K of A-Rod. Sorry, just fantasizing a bit. :cool:

Smith in.

6-3
1 out
Pence up

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RedsManRick
07-24-2010, 10:22 PM
Those are the kind of numbers I want pitching Game 1 of the World Series, and also Game 4 when we go for and get the sweep. And Cueto pitches a Game 4 complete game shutout ending with a K of A-Rod. Sorry, just fantasizing a bit. :cool:

That's one crazy fantasy. We both know it will be Evan Longoria.

WVRedsFan
07-24-2010, 10:23 PM
Got in on the game late. Is there a reason mentioned why the Astros are pretty much all wearing stirrups? I like them, but not that high, but that's just me.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2010, 10:23 PM
Got in on the game late. Is there a reason mentioned why the Astros are pretty much all wearing stirrups? I like them, but not that high, but that's just me.

I think it is just to go with them wearing the old uniforms.

Redsfan320
07-24-2010, 10:23 PM
Oh, I'm rooting for it to be a Ray, Ranger, or Twin. But shutting out the Yankees to win the world series would just be all the more awesome.

7
2 out
Lee up

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reds44
07-24-2010, 10:23 PM
There's no doubt Cueto is the ace right now. I think if we reach the playoffs it'll be

1. Cueto
2. Arroyo

and then game three will depend on how Volquez/Leake/Wood pitch down the stretch.

reds44
07-24-2010, 10:24 PM
First place.