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reds44
07-30-2010, 04:07 PM
Phillips 2B
Cabrera SS
Votto 1B
Rolen 3B
Gomes LF
Bruce RF
Stubbs CF
Hernandez C
Cueto P

Redsfan320
07-30-2010, 04:50 PM
I should be able to do PBP, at the very least until 8.

320

HotCorner
07-30-2010, 05:05 PM
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_Sir_Charles_
07-30-2010, 05:28 PM
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Heisey?!? Screw him. Free Janish!

Heisey got called up on May 1st. Janish has been here all season long.

Heisey...53 games played, 83 at bats
Janish...37 games played, 63 at bats

I could understand it if Paul were struggling or the starter at his position were putting up ungodly numbers, but it's not exactly the case. It won't be much longer before the starting pitchers start accumulating more AB's than Paul. Even Corky's got more AB's. *sigh*

~edit~ Just for clarification, I'm a Heisey fan too and I'd like to see him play more as well. But if anybody needs the call for playing time, it ain't Chris.

LincolnparkRed
07-30-2010, 05:48 PM
hopefully the two days off won't hurt Ramon or Rolen.

anyone know if Rolen still rocks Coldplay as his at bat music these days?

Cedric
07-30-2010, 06:12 PM
hopefully the two days off won't hurt Ramon or Rolen.

anyone know if Rolen still rocks Coldplay as his at bat music these days?

I just know that Cairo's sex is on fire.

I've just heard that... Don't ask questions if I KNOW his sex is on fire.

Redsfan320
07-30-2010, 07:54 PM
Not really in the mood for PBP this evening. Sorry.

320

Will M
07-30-2010, 08:05 PM
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Heisey?!? Screw him. Free Janish!

Heisey got called up on May 1st. Janish has been here all season long.

Heisey...53 games played, 83 at bats
Janish...37 games played, 63 at bats

I could understand it if Paul were struggling or the starter at his position were putting up ungodly numbers, but it's not exactly the case. It won't be much longer before the starting pitchers start accumulating more AB's than Paul. Even Corky's got more AB's. *sigh*

~edit~ Just for clarification, I'm a Heisey fan too and I'd like to see him play more as well. But if anybody needs the call for playing time, it ain't Chris.

I have been losing interest in the Reds recently. So far Bob/Walt have done nothing to improve the team. Dusty runs the same guys out there night after night. The status quo won't be enough (IMO) & I don't want to get all excited over the playoff chase if I think we'll simply fall short.

redhawkfish
07-30-2010, 08:07 PM
Chat is open!!

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 08:13 PM
Fly out to right. 1 down

Berkman to the Yanks is "official" from what I've seen.

backbencher
07-30-2010, 08:13 PM
I have been losing interest in the Reds recently. So far Bob/Walt have done nothing to improve the team. Dusty runs the same guys out there night after night. The status quo won't be enough (IMO) & I don't want to get all excited over the playoff chase if I think we'll simply fall short.

Is this a joke?

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 08:14 PM
Heyward doubles down the LF line...

Cueto goes full on the 1st two batters.

Cedric
07-30-2010, 08:15 PM
Is this a joke?

Has to be doesn't it?

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 08:15 PM
Jones pops out on the 1st pitch to CF - 2 down, Heyward stays on 2nd.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 08:17 PM
Cueto gets Mr. ASG MVP on a swinging strike out.

1 hit and thats it...

YOUR 1st place Reds coming up

GAC
07-30-2010, 08:19 PM
Chat is open :beerme:

PuffyPig
07-30-2010, 08:20 PM
Is this a joke?

I'm guessing that FCB has a damaging picture of him and is blackmailing him.....

That has to be it.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 08:20 PM
Phillips with his custom 1st pitch fake bunt taken for a strike.

Brutus
07-30-2010, 08:20 PM
I have been losing interest in the Reds recently. So far Bob/Walt have done nothing to improve the team. Dusty runs the same guys out there night after night. The status quo won't be enough (IMO) & I don't want to get all excited over the playoff chase if I think we'll simply fall short.

The Cardinals have also done nothing to improve their team. The Reds are virtually even with them both in record and run differential. This team isn't going anywhere -- it's legit. People should enjoy the race for what it is instead of worrying about what it could be.

Jocketty still has about 20+ hours to do something. If he doesn't, I'll be disappointed but there's no reason to panic or give up on this particular team.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 08:21 PM
Phillips golfs one to LF, Hinkse makes a small jumping catch on the track.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 08:21 PM
OC 1st pitch swinging chops it down to Chipper at 3rd. 2 down

Screwball
07-30-2010, 08:23 PM
OC 1st pitch swinging chops it down to Chipper at 3rd. 2 down

I'm getting sick of his 1 pitch outs.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 08:24 PM
Votto pounds one to LF, dies at the track.

1 full, 0-0

Medlen with a 8 pitch 1st inning
Cueto with a 20 pitch 1st inning.

Brutus
07-30-2010, 08:25 PM
Ken Rosenthal reporting the Cardinals are discussing a deal with Cleveland for Jake Westbrook.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 08:26 PM
Glaus quickly down 0-2 and pounds one into the dirt to a chopper to SS - 1 down

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 08:27 PM
1st pitch swining, Hinske sends a liner to the gap for a double.

PuffyPig
07-30-2010, 08:28 PM
Braves are 1st in the NL in walks, the Reds 9th.

Of course the Reds are 1st in runs, the Braves 5th.

Cedric
07-30-2010, 08:29 PM
Oh crap it's Bob Davidson.. I don't comment on the umps unless it's Bob Davidson or C.B Bucknor.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 08:29 PM
Infante quickly up in the count 2-0, and I don't know where that slider missed goes to 3-0.

Cueto gets one over to make it 3-1, and Cueto gets him to foul out to 1st. 2 down

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 08:29 PM
Cabrera gets the IBB bringing up the pitcher.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 08:31 PM
Cueto quickly goes up 0-2 and strikes him out.

Braves strand 2..

After 1.5, 0-0

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 08:35 PM
Rolen gets ahead 2-1, looks at another high fastball goes to 3-1, Swings and fouls it off his leg 3-2, and Rolen takes one outside and gets a walk....

Jonny Gomes stepping into the box.

reds44
07-30-2010, 08:37 PM
Gomes is all sorts of lost.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 08:37 PM
Gomes takes the 1st two for strikes, 0-2 -- and takes another up and out of the zone 1-2, and throws a good change up to strike out Gomes.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 08:40 PM
The next JB, evens up the count at 1-1, and gets ahead with a fastball high and tight 2-1, foul down the 1st baseline evens the count up at 2-2, and foul tip into the glove for a strike out. 2 down

Cedric
07-30-2010, 08:42 PM
That is one heckuva strikeout trifecta right now. Gomes-Bruce-Stubbs.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 08:43 PM
Our Favorite Uncle, evens up the count at 1-1. Foul out of play down the 1st baseline 1-2. Stubbs kills it down the LF line, FOUL. Swings at one down by knees and strikes out.

After 2 full, 0-0

Medlen up to 28
Cueto up to 36

alloverjr
07-30-2010, 08:44 PM
That is one heckuva strikeout trifecta right now. Gomes-Bruce-Stubbs.

You think Dusty might try to break them up with Hernandez/Hannigan a couple times.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 08:46 PM
Cueto goes to 2-2, but Not sure where that last pitch missed (again) foul ball. Singles into LF.

Cedric
07-30-2010, 08:46 PM
Prado singles after a clear missed 3rd strike from Balkin Bob. The guy drives me absolutely insane.

redhawkfish
07-30-2010, 08:48 PM
Prado singles after a clear missed 3rd strike from Balkin Bob. The guy drives me absolutely insane.

He is awful!

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 08:48 PM
Heyward swings at the 1st pitch and fouls it down the LF line. Votto takes one off the leg and gathers him self and gets the out at 1st. Martin goes to 2nd.

Joseph
07-30-2010, 08:48 PM
Things overheard on the broadcast:

Chris Welsh: "You know, I haven't seen a scouting report on Jason Heyward, but I can tell you one thing, he's tall."

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 08:49 PM
Cueto upset with the strikezone and takes some time after the 1st pitch...

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 08:50 PM
Jones singles to RF, throw to the plate is late. Jones goes to 2nd on the throw home.

1-0 Braves

Cedric
07-30-2010, 08:50 PM
One Umpire can really screw things up. Bob Davidson is that kind of Umpire. But Cueto needs to settle down.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 08:51 PM
Correction, throw was early, Razor just didn't get the plate blocked all the way - He slide off to the side.

Playadlc
07-30-2010, 08:51 PM
All around poor job by Ramon there. There was no reason for him to be that far up from the plate.

Cedric
07-30-2010, 08:51 PM
All around poor job by Ramon there. There was no reason for him to be that far up from the plate.

I have no clue what he was doing. Weird as can be.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 08:52 PM
Cueto at 2-2 on McCann, and the count runs full. And Cueto gets him swinging on a beautiful change up.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 08:53 PM
Glaus grounds out to 3rd on the 1st pitch.

After 2.5, Braves 1-0

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 08:54 PM
Update on Downs


6:51pm: The Blue Jays aren't lowering the asking price for any of their relievers, according to ESPN.com's Buster Olney

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 08:57 PM
Razor quickly down 0-2, and grounds out to 2nd.

Cedric
07-30-2010, 08:58 PM
This guy has some serious middling stuff. The Reds will get to him soon.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 08:58 PM
Cueto quickly down 0-2, and puts a ground in the hole but he is out. 2 down.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 08:59 PM
Phillips doesn't do his fake bunt and is up 1-0, and grounds a single up the middle.

Brutus
07-30-2010, 09:01 PM
This guy has some serious middling stuff. The Reds will get to him soon.

I don't think you've watched Medlen enough this year if you think that. He's got a 4-to-1 strikeout/walk ratio and has been very effective in inducing groundballs. He's got some very good stuff. He opts for pounding the bottom half of the strikezone instead of coming right at guys, which somewhat lowers the number of Ks he gets. Still, Medlen is far from mediocre.

Reds Fanatic
07-30-2010, 09:02 PM
Balk moves Phillips to 2nd.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 09:02 PM
And there is a balk, but they are going to talk about it...

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 09:03 PM
Phillips stays at 2nd on the balk.

Reds Fanatic
07-30-2010, 09:04 PM
Tie game on a bloop hit by Cabrera!

Cedric
07-30-2010, 09:04 PM
I don't think you've watched Medlen enough this year if you think that. He's got a 4-to-1 strikeout/walk ratio and has been very effective in inducing groundballs. He's got some very good stuff. He opts for pounding the bottom half of the strikezone instead of coming right at guys, which somewhat lowers the number of Ks he gets. Still, Medlen is far from mediocre.

I haven't seen him pitch before tonight. I'm going off his numbers and watching him pitch. He seems to be middling.

That's not terrible.

If you have seen him more I cede to you.. I could easily be wrong.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 09:04 PM
OC looks at a 1st pitch strike, swings at the next pitch over in the LH batters box goes down 0-2. Balk moves Phillips to 2nd. OC lifts a fly to short center, OF was deep and it drops in...

Phillips scores

Tied up 1-1

Reds Fanatic
07-30-2010, 09:05 PM
Votto doubles 2-1 Reds!

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 09:05 PM
Mr. Joey Votto up :)

Breaking ball gets across 0-1, Votto lines a double into RCF, OC Scores.

Reds Take the Lead 2-1!

RedsManRick
07-30-2010, 09:05 PM
Melky Cabrera is not a CF. He reminds me of Ronnie Belliard. Everything he does is real herky-jerky.

Reds Fanatic
07-30-2010, 09:07 PM
Votto is on fire. He is now 15 for his last 28.

PuffyPig
07-30-2010, 09:07 PM
I don't think you've watched Medlen enough this year if you think that. He's got a 4-to-1 strikeout/walk ratio and has been very effective in inducing groundballs. He's got some very good stuff. He opts for pounding the bottom half of the strikezone instead of coming right at guys, which somewhat lowers the number of Ks he gets. Still, Medlen is far from mediocre.

Atta boy, way to jinx him......

Brutus
07-30-2010, 09:08 PM
I haven't seen him pitch before tonight. I'm going off his numbers and watching him pitch. He seems to be middling.

That's not terrible.

If you have seen him more I cede to you.. I could easily be wrong.

I was going by the literal translation, meaning of medium quality or mediocre. But it's all good.

In seriousness though, living in Atlanta I've seen him several times this year both in person and on TV. Reds fans would love this guy. He keeps the ball low in the zone, doesn't walk guys, has low pitch counts and in 166 career innings thus far, has struck out 8 per nine innings (he struck out nearly 11 per 9 innings in 225 career minor league innings).

He doesn't overpower you, but he's a very good pitcher.

Reds Fanatic
07-30-2010, 09:08 PM
4 straight hits. 3-1 Reds!

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 09:08 PM
Rolen, Rolen, Rolen on the the river....

Quickly up 2-0, and the count moves to 3-0. 3-1 on a called strike, and a FB up the zone, swing and miss 3 and 2.

Shoots a liner down RF Line and Votto comes in.

Reds 3-1

TeamBoone
07-30-2010, 09:08 PM
Woo Hoo! They're hot so far!

Caveat Emperor
07-30-2010, 09:08 PM
I love me some Scott Rolen!

Brutus
07-30-2010, 09:09 PM
Atta boy, way to jinx him......

Just making my contribution to the cause :beerme:

RFS62
07-30-2010, 09:09 PM
Rolen is the man. He choked up on the bat an inch or two and hit it where it was pitched.

Old school.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 09:10 PM
Heeeeeeeeeeeres Jonny.

1st pitch swinging, sends a soft fly to right, 3rd out

After 3 full, Reds 3-1

Medlen 49 PC
Cueto 55 PC

WebScorpion
07-30-2010, 09:10 PM
PS - there were 2 outs before Phillips got the first hit of the game. These guys can really demoralize an opponent when they get rolling. :thumbup:

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 09:12 PM
Hinske fakes a bunt and then takes a ball 1-1, 3rd pitch a two hopper to 1st - 1 down.

Brutus
07-30-2010, 09:13 PM
BTW, Roy Oswalt down 3-0 to the Nats in his Phillies' debut tonight.

Caveat Emperor
07-30-2010, 09:13 PM
The Reds seriously need to consider getting someone to platoon w/ Gomes in LF. I'm kinda sick of watching him struggle against RHP in months with more than 3 letters in their name.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 09:13 PM
Single into center...

Update on Westbrook/Cards


The Cardinals are targeting Jake Westbrook, rival teams tell ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark. The Cards are no longer pursuing Aaron Cook or Livan Hernandez, since they’re focused on the Indians right-hander. However, Stark hears that there’s just a 50% chance of a trade.

The Indians don’t want to absorb salary in a deal, but Westbrook will make about $4MM between now and the end of the season. He also obtains a $2MM bonus if the Indians trade him.

The Cardinals have been looking for an innings eater and Westbrook fits that description. The 32-year-old has posted a 4.65 ERA in 127.2 innings, with 5.1 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9. Westbrook is scheduled to face the Blue Jays tomorrow.
Read it here (http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2010/07/cardinals-targeting-jake-westbrook.html)

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 09:15 PM
Cueto falls behind 2-1, lazy fly out to CF, 2 down.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 09:16 PM
Cueto gets ahead 0-2 and allows the pitcher to line a single into CF - 1st and 2nd.

REDblooded
07-30-2010, 09:17 PM
Haven't checked a game thread in a while... glad to see I wasn't the only one unimpressed with Ramon at the plate on the Prado run...

PuffyPig
07-30-2010, 09:18 PM
The Reds seriously need to consider getting someone to platoon w/ Gomes in LF. I'm kinda sick of watching him struggle against RHP in months with more than 3 letters in their name.

Dickerson? Even Dorn??

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 09:19 PM
Prado up - and falls behind 2-0. There is a strike 2-1, and the count evens up 2-2. Slider down and away, gets Prado to fly out to CF.

2 hits, 2 left

After 3.5, Reds 3-1

Cedric
07-30-2010, 09:19 PM
I think that is the difference between Cueto in the past. Last year he might have really panicked after allowing the pitcher to get that hit. Not today.

He doesn't have his best stuff tonight and yet he isn't folding.. Nice.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 09:20 PM
I think that is the difference between Cueto in the past. Last year he might have really panicked after allowing the pitcher to get that hit. Not today.

He doesn't have his best stuff tonight and yet he isn't folding.. Nice.

Difference between Cueto and Medlen tonight... 2 out hits with runnings in scoring position.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 09:22 PM
JB up in the count 2-1, fouls a change up back 2-2, and he is gone looking at a fastball... I thought it was off the plate....

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 09:24 PM
Uncle Stubbs swings and misses at the 1st pitch, and looks at another - Down 0-2. Stubbs takes a ball and then lines out to RF. 2 down

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 09:27 PM
Razor looks at a 1st pitch strike, fouls one off -- down 0-2. Up in the zone 1-2, takes a ball to even it up at 2-2. Another ball, 3-2. And lines a 2 out single to CF.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 09:29 PM
Cueto up, and falls behind 0-2. Lines out hard to LF - 3 outs.

After 4 full - Reds 3-1

Medlen - 70 pc
Cueto - 72 pc

Brutus
07-30-2010, 09:31 PM
Oswalt is getting knocked around pretty good.

It's 5-0 Washington through the 5th. Oswalt has given up 7 hits and a pair of walks.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 09:32 PM
Into the middle of the order - big inning...

We are a go - Heyward up - Grounds to 1st and Votto almost threw it away with Cueto covering. 1 down

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 09:34 PM
Cueto down in the count 2-0 and gets a foul ball to make it 2-1. Count moves to 3-1. Jones lines a single into LF.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 09:35 PM
McCann ties it up with a 2 run shot to LF on the 1st pitch.

Tied up, 3-3

Brutus
07-30-2010, 09:36 PM
That stung a bit.

Cedric
07-30-2010, 09:37 PM
Cueto isn't sharp at all today. I think 6 IP and 3 ER is the best we can hope for.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 09:37 PM
Even count (2-2) on Glaus, and grounds out to SS. 2 down


Sidenote - 1st time in 8 starts Cueto has given up more than 2 ERs

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 09:39 PM
Hinske up, Rolls out to 1st.

After 4.5, tied up 3-3

alloverjr
07-30-2010, 09:39 PM
Cueto battling with mediocre stuff and a small zone.

Oh, Walt, address the outfield situation please.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 09:42 PM
Top of the order coming up...

Phillips takes 1st pitch ball - and grounder to SS, 1 down


Side note, only the 2nd home run Cueto has given up in his last 10 starts.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 09:44 PM
OC takes a strike up in the zone. and is up in the count 2-1. and grounds out to a rangey SS play behind the bag. 2 down.

Cedric
07-30-2010, 09:44 PM
That ball was above his eyes.. He's one of a kind that O.C

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 09:45 PM
Mr. Joey Votto up :)

Votto takes one d own to middle to even up the count at 1-1, in the dirt 2-1, and lines a single to RF.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 09:46 PM
Rolen gets jammed on the 1st pitch and pops out to LF.

After 5 full, tied at 3.

Medlen - 82 PC
Cueto - 92 PC

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 09:49 PM
The Lucky All Star up and Cueto gets ahead 0-2. and grounds a grounder in the hole and ball goes under the glove of SS.

Cedric
07-30-2010, 09:50 PM
That was hanging.. Way too bad of a pitch on a 0-2 count.

Cueto falls into that sometimes. Hopefully can work out of this jam.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 09:50 PM
Bill Bray up in the pen....

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 09:51 PM
Cueto 1-1 to start it... Jam shot pop into right lands right beside the line... no man land... Ends up a double... 2nd and 3rd - No out

CTA513
07-30-2010, 09:52 PM
Cueto filling in Harangs role tonight.

RedsManRick
07-30-2010, 09:52 PM
BABIP variance in action. Cabrera had no business even swinging at that pitch.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 09:52 PM
Medlen gets hti by the pitch to load the bases for Pardo

Cedric
07-30-2010, 09:53 PM
What a terrible, terrible way to start an inning. Pure bad luck.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 09:53 PM
Medlen gets hit in the pitching hand wrist... everyone out to look at him

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 09:55 PM
Cueto is upset with himself, falls behind 2-0. Weak ground to 2nd... Tries for the DP no luck.

Braves score, 4-3.

Cueto out, Bray in to face Heyward and to turn around Jones to bat from the right side.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 09:59 PM
Bray on the bump to face Heyward

1-1 on Heyward, another slider and Bray is ahead now 1-2. And thats nasty - 3 sliders, 3 swings and misses. 2 down.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 10:02 PM
Jones up, and Bray behind 2-0. Foul Ball and another low ball 3-1. And he walks him.

Bases Loaded, McCann up.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 10:04 PM
Bray with a get ahead faster on the black 0-1... down in the dirt 1-1. Slider threw one in the dirt, 2-1. Slider on the swinging, 2-2. Gets him to ground out to 1st on a slider.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 10:05 PM
After 5.5, Braves 4-3

VR
07-30-2010, 10:05 PM
Bill Bray has nasty stuff. I think he's going to be huge in September and October.

TeamBoone
07-30-2010, 10:06 PM
I heard today that Burton is pitching like the Burton of old.

RedsManRick
07-30-2010, 10:09 PM
Man, what an inconsistent zone tonight. That has to be frustrating as a pitcher when you get squeezed on the corners and then your opponent gets them.

Ghosts of 1990
07-30-2010, 10:09 PM
Johnny Gomes and Jay Bruce are KILLING us boys.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 10:09 PM
And we are into the Braves pen....

Gomes down 0-2. And its all even 2-2. And its full. Taps one back to the mound. 1 down

Ghosts of 1990
07-30-2010, 10:10 PM
Nice at-bat Jay...

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 10:10 PM
JB sends a fly out to CF, 2 down.

WVRedsFan
07-30-2010, 10:11 PM
Braves bullpen is good.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 10:13 PM
Uncle Stubbs up and looks at the 1st pitch ball. Count evens up at 1-1 with a foul ball. Fastball outside, 2-1. Another FB outside runs it to 3-1. Foul ball, 3-2. Ground out to SS.

1-2-3

After 6 full

Braves 4-3

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 10:15 PM
Ondrusek on the bump....

Reds/Flyers Fan
07-30-2010, 10:15 PM
Johnny Gomes and Jay Bruce are KILLING us boys.

Walt disagrees

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 10:16 PM
Glaus up, is ahead 1-2. Right back to Logan, 1 down.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 10:18 PM
Hinske up and behind 0-2. and grounds out to Votto for the 3rd time tonight. 2 down

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 10:19 PM
Infante up and count goes to 1-1. Down in the dirt, 2-1. Oustide with the fastball, 3-1. Just couldn't get him... Walk

edabbs44
07-30-2010, 10:20 PM
Walt disagrees

It's almost comical that, at this point, someone could actually not have faith in this guy.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 10:20 PM
Cabrera grounds out to 2nd on the 1st pitch.

After 6.5, Braves 4-3

Razor, PH and Phillips due up.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 10:21 PM
It's almost comical that, at this point, someone could actually not have faith in this guy.


Sometimes I wonder... but as I say... "In Walt I trust...."

Reds/Flyers Fan
07-30-2010, 10:22 PM
It's almost comical that, at this point, someone could actually not have faith in this guy.

Its the outfield I have no faith in. But I know its against rz rules to criticize Jay Bruce.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 10:23 PM
Saito on the bump for the Braves.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 10:23 PM
Nix on deck FYI.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 10:27 PM
Razor swings and misses on the 1st pitch and looks at strike 2. Just outside, 1-2. Outside again, 2-2. And Razor works it full, 3-2. 8 pitch AB, but a hard hit grounder to SS. 1 down

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 10:29 PM
Austin Kearns going to the Yankees, Deal almost complete. Yankees will send PTBNL. (Man, that guy gets around!)

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 10:31 PM
Nix works the count... Gets a pitch to hit and singles into RF.

edabbs44
07-30-2010, 10:33 PM
Its the outfield I have no faith in. But I know its against rz rules to criticize Jay Bruce.

Actually it is slowly becoming en vogue to trash all outfielders.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 10:35 PM
Phillips up, and ball/foul ball, 1-1. Another foul, 1-2. Foul. Foul. Ball, 2-2. Weak grounder to 3rd and Jones can't find it - still gets Nix at 2nd. 2 down

Tom Servo
07-30-2010, 10:36 PM
Please get on here O-Cab to let Votto play hero.

edabbs44
07-30-2010, 10:36 PM
Noticed today that OC hasn't done any yard work lately.

edabbs44
07-30-2010, 10:37 PM
And that Saito hails from Miyagi, Japan.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 10:42 PM
OC, Looks at ball 1. Ball 2, 2-0. Swings right over it, 2-1. Threw a fastball right by him, 2-2. Swung at it and foul... Up in his eyes, if not over them. Foul. In the dirt, 3-2. (Phillips on 1st) Pop up to 1st. Inning over.

7 full, Braves 4-3.

I need to step out for a half inning... Stretch the legs, enjoy fresh air.... Be back

edabbs44
07-30-2010, 10:42 PM
Friggin pop up. Reverse jinx doesn't work. At least Gomes is up next inning.

Brutus
07-30-2010, 10:44 PM
Friggin pop up. Reverse jinx doesn't work. At least Gomes is up next inning.

Gomes-Bruce-Stubbs should Votto & Rolen get on base.

Inspires confidence.

Reds/Flyers Fan
07-30-2010, 10:44 PM
Offense in yet another one of its feeble streaks.

edabbs44
07-30-2010, 10:53 PM
Offense in yet another one of its feeble streaks.

http://espn.go.com/mlb/boxscore?gameId=300728108

http://espn.go.com/mlb/boxscore?gameId=300727108

In case you blacked out for the last few days.

dman
07-30-2010, 10:56 PM
The way things have been going for Gomes, Bruce, and Stubbs, if the Reds are gonna' do it, it will be here in the bottom of the 8th.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 10:57 PM
JOEY VOTTOOOOOOOOO! :jump:

TIED IT BABY!

Tom Servo
07-30-2010, 10:58 PM
Vottomatic

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 10:58 PM
And, by the way.... Vetters on the bump... Tough Lefty, 50 IP, 0 HRs given up, 51 K's.

And 1st pitch swinging.

TeamBoone
07-30-2010, 10:59 PM
Wow! Jooooooeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey!

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 10:59 PM
Rolen doubles on the 1st pitch.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 11:00 PM
ROLEN takin the base babbbbby!

Thats what we doin in the Nati' baby!

TeamBoone
07-30-2010, 11:00 PM
Oh man. Scott Rolen took one hell of a chance and comes up golden! Aggression sometimes wins ballgames.

Tom Servo
07-30-2010, 11:00 PM
Please, Jay. Contact.

edabbs44
07-30-2010, 11:01 PM
Nice hold on 0-1. Like when Joshua started to learn in Wargames.

alloverjr
07-30-2010, 11:02 PM
funny

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 11:02 PM
Bruce swings at 2 pitches in the dirt...

Tom Servo
07-30-2010, 11:02 PM
argghhhh

edabbs44
07-30-2010, 11:02 PM
Jeez Louise.

TeamBoone
07-30-2010, 11:03 PM
It wasn't exactly in the dirt at the moment he swung.

Tom Servo
07-30-2010, 11:03 PM
For the love of

CTA513
07-30-2010, 11:03 PM
I thought the Reds traded away the outfielder that couldn't hit with RISP.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 11:03 PM
Its tied.... All that counts at this point...

Reds/Flyers Fan
07-30-2010, 11:03 PM
Worst offensive outfield in MLB

edabbs44
07-30-2010, 11:04 PM
Its tied.... All that counts at this point...

Yep.

Is it time for the CoCoCoaster?

alloverjr
07-30-2010, 11:04 PM
Outfield comes through again. Shallow fly out, K, ground ball that went 4 feet. Solid. Suprised Dusty didn't hit Heisey for Bruce though.

Redhook
07-30-2010, 11:04 PM
Its tied.... All that counts at this point...

It's better than losing, but Jay has to get Rolen in there. Just hit the damn ball. I actually would've liked Dusty to have pinch-hit Heisey there.

JaxRed
07-30-2010, 11:05 PM
A manager trying to win puts in Heisey, a manager trying to show support for his guys lets Bruce hit.

edabbs44
07-30-2010, 11:05 PM
Worst offensive outfield in MLB

Did FCB hijack your username?

edabbs44
07-30-2010, 11:05 PM
Yep.

Is it time for the CoCoCoaster?

Not yet.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 11:07 PM
CoCo is up and warming....

WVRedsFan
07-30-2010, 11:07 PM
A manager trying to win puts in Heisey, a manager trying to show support for his guys lets Bruce hit.This. The sooner the organization, management and the fan base learns that Bruce cannot -- absolutely cannot -- hit lefties, the sooner we move away from the Cardinals. I don't expect it anytime soon.

WVRedsFan
07-30-2010, 11:09 PM
Now he makes the change. Holy cow. Just mystifying.

TeamBoone
07-30-2010, 11:09 PM
Cordero in a tie game. Oh goody....

TheNext44
07-30-2010, 11:10 PM
Worst offensive outfield in MLB

LOL

Not even the worst offensive outfield in their division. Not even the second worst offensive outfield in their division.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 11:10 PM
This. The sooner the organization, management and the fan base learns that Bruce cannot -- absolutely cannot -- hit lefties, the sooner we move away from the Cardinals. I don't expect it anytime soon.

He is 23 years old... How many hitting coaches has the guy been through since he has been here? 2?

If he continues this trend in another 2 or 3 years... Then you move on it.. Until then, IMO, you keep him going.. day in and day out against lefties... Sometimes giving him off days against tough starters. (Lee, Hammels, etc)

edabbs44
07-30-2010, 11:10 PM
Cordero in a tie game. Oh goody....

Hold on to your hats, people.

KoryMac5
07-30-2010, 11:10 PM
Reds need a bat to go with Votto. Unfortunately Walt, Dusty, and Cast will stand pat at the deadline.

edabbs44
07-30-2010, 11:12 PM
Reds need a bat to go with Votto. Unfortunately Walt, Dusty, and Cast will stand pat at the deadline.

http://adityakamble.sulekha.com/mstore/adityakamble/albums/default/Breaking%20News.jpg

The Reds are in first place right now.

CTA513
07-30-2010, 11:12 PM
Reds need a bat to go with Votto. Unfortunately Walt, Dusty, and Cast will stand pat at the deadline.

Not really anything Dusty can do about it.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 11:13 PM
In 43 AB's against LH Pitching for HI-C, Batting under .170. I still take my chances with Bruce.

KoryMac5
07-30-2010, 11:13 PM
OK good thoughts people, CoCo can sense a negative vibe.

WVRedsFan
07-30-2010, 11:13 PM
He is 23 years old... How many hitting coaches has the guy been through since he has been here? 2?

If he continues this trend in another 2 or 3 years... Then you move on it.. Until then, IMO, you keep him going.. day in and day out against lefties... Sometimes giving him off days against tough starters. (Lee, Hammels, etc)I agree, but in that situation and his history tells me that you bat for him in that situation. It's also no secret that Bruce just struggles against southpaws. You need that run so you roll the dice. That's my opinion only.

edabbs44
07-30-2010, 11:13 PM
Conrad in...this is like Pujols facing Lidge

RedsManRick
07-30-2010, 11:13 PM
Now he makes the change. Holy cow. Just mystifying.

Classic Dusty. Classic.

Don't PH when it would have helped and then take out your good defender? Dusty worried about Billy Wagner 2 innings from now?

CTA513
07-30-2010, 11:14 PM
Conrad in...this is like Pujols facing Lidge

Only if Nix was in the game to knock the ball over the wall.

:p:

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 11:14 PM
Thank YOU Chris....

WVRedsFan
07-30-2010, 11:14 PM
I like that Heisey...

KoryMac5
07-30-2010, 11:14 PM
Not really anything Dusty can do about it.

I would imagine Dusty has some input with the GM and the owner in meetings before the deadline.

HotCorner
07-30-2010, 11:14 PM
Good lord!!!

TeamBoone
07-30-2010, 11:15 PM
WTG Chris! If it wasn't for you, Cordero would have given up a homer (or at least extra vases).

edabbs44
07-30-2010, 11:15 PM
Heisey. Wow.

Dusty with the midas touch.

HotCorner
07-30-2010, 11:15 PM
Dusty the clairvoyant

thatcoolguy_22
07-30-2010, 11:15 PM
WOW!!! How about a walk-off!! Go Reds!!!!!!!!

WebScorpion
07-30-2010, 11:15 PM
It's clobberin' time!!! :clap:

Tom Servo
07-30-2010, 11:15 PM
oh my god

alloverjr
07-30-2010, 11:16 PM
Jeeze CoCo.

JaxRed
07-30-2010, 11:16 PM
So if Heisey had pinch hit, he might have knocked in the run, and still have been in RF

edabbs44
07-30-2010, 11:17 PM
Jeeze CoCo.

If I am the Cards, I am looking to trade for Conrad immediately.

TeamBoone
07-30-2010, 11:17 PM
I hope the Reds get a run, because if they do NOT, who's left to pitch that's decent?

edabbs44
07-30-2010, 11:17 PM
So if Heisey had pinch hit, he might have knocked in the run, and still have been in RF

And if it didn't work, you'd have had no juice to face Wagner.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 11:18 PM
I hope the Reds get a run, because if they do NOT, who's left to pitch that's decent?

Fisher and Smith....

Tom Servo
07-30-2010, 11:18 PM
Razor hits it hard but at the 2B. Damn.

edabbs44
07-30-2010, 11:18 PM
I hope the Reds get a run, because if they do NOT, who's left to pitch that's decent?

Cordero stays in the game.

Oh wait, you said decent.

Tom Servo
07-30-2010, 11:19 PM
Heisey singles to a loud roar.

edabbs44
07-30-2010, 11:20 PM
When's the last time this stadium saw this kind of atmosphere?

alloverjr
07-30-2010, 11:20 PM
Send him here

NJReds
07-30-2010, 11:22 PM
When's the last time this stadium saw this kind of atmosphere?

Hopefully it's better than the atmosphere in the game thread.

WebScorpion
07-30-2010, 11:22 PM
OCab up with the game on the line....

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 11:22 PM
Oh, comeon! That wasn't even close.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 11:23 PM
Hopefully it's better than the atmosphere in the game thread.

THing has been dead tonight...

Again, COME"ON! That is terrible

Tom Servo
07-30-2010, 11:23 PM
should have been ball 3 and 4

TeamBoone
07-30-2010, 11:23 PM
That really stinks.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 11:24 PM
That is how ump's can ruin games/seasons.....

edabbs44
07-30-2010, 11:24 PM
if the ump was confident in his calls, he would have tossed OC

TeamBoone
07-30-2010, 11:25 PM
I hate that they can do that on a whim. The players are human... and OC got robbed TWICE in a tie game. Of course he's going to angry.

RedsManRick
07-30-2010, 11:25 PM
if the ump was confident in his calls, he would have tossed OC

My thoughts exactly. What's funny is that those two calls looked accurate -- high in the zone certainly. Inconsistent with how he's called the rest of the game maybe. But strikes -- or really close at worse.

Caveat Emperor
07-30-2010, 11:27 PM
should have been ball 3 and 4

Cabrera went to the plate looking to get Joey Votto up -- that's a surefire path to failure, IMO.

This game is now pretty important. They've burned their bullpen and need to get this W.

TeamBoone
07-30-2010, 11:27 PM
My thoughts exactly. What's funny is that those two calls looked accurate -- high in the zone certainly. Inconsistent with how he's called the rest of the game maybe. But strikes -- or really close at worse.

But! He hasn't been calling the high strike all night.

alloverjr
07-30-2010, 11:29 PM
CoCo will find a way

kaldaniels
07-30-2010, 11:30 PM
Inconsistent is worse than inaccurate.

edabbs44
07-30-2010, 11:31 PM
Watching this guy pitch is like sitting in the waiting room waiting to get called for a root canal. You know it's gonna happen sooner or later, just a matter of when they make the call.

alloverjr
07-30-2010, 11:32 PM
He can't find the mit to save his life. Diaz really helped him.

Caveat Emperor
07-30-2010, 11:33 PM
There's this sort of sick certainty that the run out at second is coming in here...

edabbs44
07-30-2010, 11:35 PM
walk, but not the end of the world I guess. Better than throwing a meatball to Prado.

WebScorpion
07-30-2010, 11:35 PM
What kind of closer can't throw strikes? :eek:

edabbs44
07-30-2010, 11:36 PM
What kind of closer can't throw strikes? :eek:

Lidge. This guy. And Mitch Williams.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 11:36 PM
Ifyou call them high on us, you call them high on them.... Thats a strike last inning.

RedsMan3203
07-30-2010, 11:37 PM
96 and on the knees...

SMith ready in the pen.

RedsManRick
07-30-2010, 11:38 PM
So glad Gomes was in there...

alloverjr
07-30-2010, 11:38 PM
THAT is awesome!

TeamBoone
07-30-2010, 11:38 PM
I can not type what I just said...

dman
07-30-2010, 11:38 PM
Is Cordero really just Danny Graves in disguise?

edabbs44
07-30-2010, 11:39 PM
cannot handle Cordero. Thank God he's back next year.

Cyclone792
07-30-2010, 11:39 PM
Cordero's walks and Johnny Gomes' defense is a wonderful combination.

Heisey needs to be playing in left field every day. I've seen more than enough of Gomes' lack of range in left.

TeamBoone
07-30-2010, 11:40 PM
Unfortunately, team defense couldn't bail Cordero out tonight.

klw
07-30-2010, 11:41 PM
details? pbp? I'm blind here.

WebScorpion
07-30-2010, 11:41 PM
Francisco Cordero, you are the weakest link! http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-angry047.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)

alloverjr
07-30-2010, 11:42 PM
Baker should really have learned his roster by now. The guys are what they are and you know what you get. Cordero booed as he leaves.

edabbs44
07-30-2010, 11:42 PM
details? pbp? I'm blind here.

2 walks and then Heyward hits a blooping line drive into left that was just out of the reach of Gomes. 2 runs score and Cordero gets booed off the mound.

edabbs44
07-30-2010, 11:43 PM
This has all the makings of a Chipper death blow.

alloverjr
07-30-2010, 11:43 PM
Hey! Strikes.