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CarolinaRedleg
08-01-2010, 12:08 PM
Nice to see Heisey get the start.

http://ramsey.mlblogs.com/DSC01662.JPG

mbgrayson
08-01-2010, 12:12 PM
I like this lineup. Nix has been very hot, and it sure won't hurt to give Stubbs a break in favor of Heisey.

I'm going to the game today.... :)

PuffyPig
08-01-2010, 01:02 PM
Many posters complain about the need to get OF help on this team, yet our #5 OF has a .790 OPS and can play all 3 OF positions.

He might well be starting in the Cards OF right now, yet many say we need OF help, while the Cards trade of Ludwick is nothing they can't handle internally?

HokieRed
08-01-2010, 01:23 PM
Many posters complain about the need to get OF help on this team, yet our #5 OF has a .790 OPS and can play all 3 OF positions.

He might well be starting in the Cards OF right now, yet many say we need OF help, while the Cards trade of Ludwick is nothing they can't handle internally?

I agree he's very underappreciated.

_Sir_Charles_
08-01-2010, 01:29 PM
I agree he's very underappreciated.

Agreed. And here's something I've been debating over in my head all season long. Who's forearms does Nix have? Popeye's or Steve Garvey's? :cool:

HokieRed
08-01-2010, 01:30 PM
Agreed. And here's something I've been debating over in my head all season long. Who's forearms does Nix have? Popeye's or Steve Garvey's? :cool:

Popeye's.

GADawg
08-01-2010, 01:47 PM
crazy..his face even looks muscular

_Sir_Charles_
08-01-2010, 01:54 PM
Popeye's.

Do you remember Garvey's? :D

Redsfan320
08-01-2010, 02:02 PM
I can do some PBP.

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Redsfan320
08-01-2010, 02:05 PM
Conrad 5
Heyward 9
Infante 4
McCann 2
Hinske 3
Gonzalez 6
Ankiel 8
Cabrera 7
Hanson 1

A bit of a Sunday special for the Braves, with Chipper and Glaus both off. New acquisition, and former Cardinal, Rick Ankiel in CF. Former Red Alex Gonzalez at SS.

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Homer Bailey
08-01-2010, 02:05 PM
With a win today, the Reds will be 9-1-1 in their last 11 series. Is that good?

kaldaniels
08-01-2010, 02:06 PM
With a win today, the Reds will be 9-1-1 in their last 11 series. Is that good?

That's incredible.

Degenerate39
08-01-2010, 02:07 PM
Chat is open

Homer Bailey
08-01-2010, 02:07 PM
That's incredible.

But, but, but.... they didn't make any trades!

Reds are 73-45 when Scott Rolen is in the lineup. Just insane.

Degenerate39
08-01-2010, 02:09 PM
JTM should get Jay Bruce to do a "How do you do 32? commercials. He could strikeout vs a lefty with a RISP. As he walks back to the dugout he can say "That's how I 32!"

Redsfan320
08-01-2010, 02:11 PM
We are go
Conrad up

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Redsfan320
08-01-2010, 02:14 PM
BB
Runner on 1st
0 out
Heyward up

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RedsManRick
08-01-2010, 02:14 PM
Volquez = Cordero. Discuss.

Redsfan320
08-01-2010, 02:16 PM
Another full count

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Homer Bailey
08-01-2010, 02:17 PM
Volquez needs to just go fastball-change for the time being.

Redsfan320
08-01-2010, 02:17 PM
SH 1-3
1B->2B/ Conrad
1 out
Runner on 2nd
Infante up

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RedsManRick
08-01-2010, 02:18 PM
Heyward swings at a clear ball 4.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2010, 02:18 PM
Good effort by Cabrera and the runner may have been out.

Homer Bailey
08-01-2010, 02:18 PM
Cabrera makes a great play and nails Infante but the ump blows the call.

Degenerate39
08-01-2010, 02:19 PM
Looks like Heather got onto the field and wrote a message by first base

Ron Madden
08-01-2010, 02:19 PM
Volquez = Cordero. Discuss.

The one similarity I see between them is often they both sacrifice comand by over throwing the ball.

Redsfan320
08-01-2010, 02:19 PM
Reds defense:


Heisey



Nix Bruce



Cabrera Phillips




Rolen Volquez Votto



Hernandez

1B
2B->3B/ Conrad
1 out
Runners on 1st and 3rd
McCann up

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JaxRed
08-01-2010, 02:20 PM
Thought Cabrera should have gone to third on that grounder

mth123
08-01-2010, 02:20 PM
Big K.

Redsfan320
08-01-2010, 02:21 PM
K (swinging)
2 out
Runners on 1st and 3rd
Hinske up

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Reds Fanatic
08-01-2010, 02:21 PM
He blew a high 94 MPH fastball by McCann for the K.

mth123
08-01-2010, 02:21 PM
OK. Good start. Lets get some runs.

Redsfan320
08-01-2010, 02:21 PM
7
3 out
Top of 1st over
Phillips up

0-0

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PuffyPig
08-01-2010, 02:22 PM
Thought Cabrera should have gone to third on that grounder

I assume that Rolen would have been moving to his left, so there wasn't anyone there.

That would be the normal play.

JaxRed
08-01-2010, 02:22 PM
Watch the replay, Rolen went to the bag.

Ron Madden
08-01-2010, 02:23 PM
Nice recovery by Edison. :thumbup:

PuffyPig
08-01-2010, 02:23 PM
Watch the replay, Rolen went to the bag.

I couldn't see that, thanks.

Redsfan320
08-01-2010, 02:26 PM
5-3
1 out
Cabrera up

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Redsfan320
08-01-2010, 02:28 PM
1B
Runner on 1st
1 out
Votto up

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JaxRed
08-01-2010, 02:29 PM
That was a nice at bat by Carbrera, was very patient

Gallen5862
08-01-2010, 02:30 PM
Thanks for the PBP. Let's go Reds.

Redsfan320
08-01-2010, 02:31 PM
SH 2-3/ Dribbler in front of the plate
1B->2B/ Cabrera
2 out
Runner on 2nd
Rolen up

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Redsfan320
08-01-2010, 02:32 PM
You're welcome

4
3 out
Bottom of 1st over
Gonzalez up

0-0

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WVRedsFan
08-01-2010, 02:32 PM
Ha! Great AB's from Votto and Rolen...

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2010, 02:35 PM
Gonzalez homers to left. 1-0 Braves. That was a fat changeup right over the center of the plate.

reds44
08-01-2010, 02:35 PM
That was literally the worst 0-2 pitch I've ever seen.

GADawg
08-01-2010, 02:35 PM
JTM should get Jay Bruce to do a "How do you do 32? commercials. He could strikeout vs a lefty with a RISP. As he walks back to the dugout he can say "That's how I 32!"

now that's funny....got 'er did

Ron Madden
08-01-2010, 02:35 PM
AGon goes deep.

Redsfan320
08-01-2010, 02:35 PM
HR, RBI, R
0 out
Ankiel up

SCORE CHANGE: 1-0, Braves

Some revenge for Gonzo

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HokieRed
08-01-2010, 02:36 PM
That was literally the worst 0-2 pitch I've ever seen.

What happened with it--change that hung up?

mth123
08-01-2010, 02:36 PM
Gonzo HR.

"Give 'em the heat rickey."

reds44
08-01-2010, 02:36 PM
What happened with it--change that hung up?
Yep.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2010, 02:36 PM
What happened with it--change that hung up? Yes right over the center of the plate.

Redsfan320
08-01-2010, 02:38 PM
BB
Runner on 1st
0 out
Cabrera up

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alloverjr
08-01-2010, 02:39 PM
If this pattern continues you have to pull Volquez from the rotation. No command at all and people not being fooled by the offspeed stuff.

JaxRed
08-01-2010, 02:39 PM
Hate that walk to Ankiel. We really need Volquez to be good and throw strikes

WVRedsFan
08-01-2010, 02:40 PM
Volquez not yet ready for prime time. Up too soon and proof that the minors ain't the majors. The kid just stinks right now.

reds44
08-01-2010, 02:40 PM
At least people aren't overreacting in the game thread again like yesterday.

WVRedsFan
08-01-2010, 02:41 PM
Give us time. :)

Redsfan320
08-01-2010, 02:42 PM
SH 4-3
1B->2B/ Ankiel
1 out
Runner on 2nd
Hanson up

SH 6-3
2B->3B/ Ankiel
2 out
Runner on 3rd
Conrad up

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JaxRed
08-01-2010, 02:42 PM
Conrad is their version of Nix

Red in Chicago
08-01-2010, 02:42 PM
ev needs to pick up the pace...i'm falling asleep...

HokieRed
08-01-2010, 02:43 PM
If this pattern continues you have to pull Volquez from the rotation. No command at all and people not being fooled by the offspeed stuff.

Why wouldn't it continue? It's been the pattern of his whole very brief "career" (I put that in quotes because, apart from 2008, it amounts to about a grand total of 140 innings over 5 seasons). He's got about a 5 W per 9 lifetime average and was 5.8 last year over his starts.

WVRedsFan
08-01-2010, 02:44 PM
Why wouldn't it continue? It's been the pattern of his whole very brief "career" (I put that in quotes because, apart from 2008, it amounts to about a grand total of 140 innings over 5 seasons). He's got about a 5 W per 9 lifetime average and was 5.8 last year over his starts.Yep. That's how he is and probably always will be.

reds44
08-01-2010, 02:45 PM
Volquez's fastball is great, but his great changeup just isn't there right now.

People have to stop overreacting to his walks though. He's always going to walk a lot of people.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2010, 02:45 PM
Already 3 walks in the first 10 batters.

WVRedsFan
08-01-2010, 02:45 PM
3 walks in 1.2 innings. He won't last long

Redsfan320
08-01-2010, 02:45 PM
BB
Runners on 1st and 3rd
2 out
Heyward up

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reds44
08-01-2010, 02:45 PM
That was strike 3.

Ron Madden
08-01-2010, 02:46 PM
Come on Edison! Go after the hitters your stuff is plenty good enough, throw strikes.

reds44
08-01-2010, 02:48 PM
Strike 3 on a 95 MPH fastball.

He'll be fine. He just has to get the feel for his changeup again.

WVRedsFan
08-01-2010, 02:48 PM
People have to stop overreacting to his walks though. He's always going to walk a lot of people.

Walks are poison to any pitcher. Especially at the rate he gives them out. They elevate your pitch count, you put people on base (why they call it a free pass), and allow runs you shouldn't. If he walks a lot of people, his success will be limited. Already at 48-49 pitches through two innings. He might go 5 and that kills a bullpen.

Redsfan320
08-01-2010, 02:48 PM
K (swinging)
3 out
Top of 2nd over
Nix up

1-0, Braves

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HokieRed
08-01-2010, 02:48 PM
46 pitches in 2 innings. At best, we're going to see a lot of the pen today.

reds44
08-01-2010, 02:49 PM
Walks are poison to any pitcher. Especially at the rate he gives them out. They elevate your pitch count, you put people on base (why they call it a free pass), and allow runs you shouldn't. If he walks a lot of people, his success will be limited. Already at 48-49 pitches through two innings. He might go 5 and that kills a bullpen.
He's never going to be a low pitch count guy. He strikes out a lot and he walks a lot, that's how he is going to be.

Of course it's exaggerated right now, but people have to be patient. At least until Homer or Harang are ready.

Homer Bailey
08-01-2010, 02:49 PM
Sigh. Off to chat for me.

Redsfan320
08-01-2010, 02:51 PM
BTW, the Braves defense:


Ankiel



Cabrera Heyward



Gonzalez Infante


Conrad Hanson Hinske


McCann

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Redsfan320
08-01-2010, 02:51 PM
K (called)
1 out
Bruce up

Remember guys... THINK POSITIVE! :D


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Ron Madden
08-01-2010, 02:52 PM
The strike three call on Nix looked low and outside.

WVRedsFan
08-01-2010, 02:52 PM
I'm positive Bruce will make an out. :) How's that????

Redsfan320
08-01-2010, 02:52 PM
Fo5
2 out
Heisey up

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CrackerJack
08-01-2010, 02:53 PM
A 1-0 game on Sunday? Shocking.

At least it's still early...there's no way they can be shut out on Sunday again...right?

JaxRed
08-01-2010, 02:53 PM
Wasn't a good pitch that Bruce popped out on.

Ron Madden
08-01-2010, 02:55 PM
At least people aren't overreacting in the game thread again like yesterday.

Have no fear WVRF is here. :)

(jk)

reds44
08-01-2010, 02:56 PM
Nix K'd looking.
Bruce popped out.
Heisey K'd looking.

Redsfan320
08-01-2010, 02:56 PM
K (called)
3 out
Bottom of 2nd over
Infante up

1-0, Braves


A 1-0 game on Sunday? Shocking.

HEY...THINK POSITIVE!!! :angry: ;)

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reds44
08-01-2010, 02:56 PM
A 1-0 game on Sunday? Shocking.

At least it's still early...there's no way they can be shut out on Sunday again...right?
It's the third inning.

Redsfan320
08-01-2010, 02:59 PM
1B
Runner on 1st
0 out
McCann up

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BCubb2003
08-01-2010, 02:59 PM
The Reds are hanging in there against likely playoff foes.

Redsfan320
08-01-2010, 03:01 PM
4
1 out
Runner on 1st
Hinske up

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Redsfan320
08-01-2010, 03:03 PM
6
2 out
Runner on 1st
Gonalez up

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Redsfan320
08-01-2010, 03:04 PM
SB(2)
Runner on 2nd
2 out
Gonzalez (still) up

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Redsfan320
08-01-2010, 03:05 PM
HBP/ Payback is certainly coming now, after hitting the pitcher 2 days in a row, and now this
Runners on 1st and 2nd
2 out
Ankiel up

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Ron Madden
08-01-2010, 03:05 PM
Edison gets back at AGon for taking him deep.

mth123
08-01-2010, 03:06 PM
Edison gets back at AGon for taking him deep.

He doesn't have enough control to hit somebody on purpose.

reds44
08-01-2010, 03:06 PM
That was strike 3.

reds44
08-01-2010, 03:06 PM
There was actual strike 3.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2010, 03:07 PM
3 Ks for Volquez.

JaxRed
08-01-2010, 03:07 PM
So could a local Chiropractor be one of the Reds most valuable contributors?

Redsfan320
08-01-2010, 03:08 PM
K (swinging)
3 out
Top of 3rd over
Hernandez up

1-0, Braves

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BCubb2003
08-01-2010, 03:08 PM
So could a local Chiropractor be one of the Reds most valuable contributors?

Who's the Doc Hollywood of chiropractors?

JaxRed
08-01-2010, 03:10 PM
He/She is unnamed at this point. Gotta have some muscle to manipulate Aaron's frame though.

JaxRed
08-01-2010, 03:11 PM
Hernandez flew out Volquez up.

reds44
08-01-2010, 03:12 PM
Volquez walks so many people that he even walked at the plate.

CTA513
08-01-2010, 03:12 PM
He/She is unnamed at this point. Gotta have some muscle to manipulate Aaron's frame though.

They probably didn't name the person so he/she wouldn't get hate mail for helping Harang.


:p:

WVRedsFan
08-01-2010, 03:12 PM
Have no fear WVRF is here. :)

(jk)Nice move, Madden....

Seriously, guys, I am just scared to death this will all go away. I see problems and my fear makes me utter what I'm thinking. There are problems. I'm one of those people who cannot overlook those problems.

BCubb2003
08-01-2010, 03:13 PM
Volquez with the professional at-bat.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2010, 03:13 PM
Both Hernandez and Phillips hit the ball hard but right at the outfielders.

Ron Madden
08-01-2010, 03:14 PM
Cabrera looked awful on that play in LF. :)

reds44
08-01-2010, 03:14 PM
2 on 2 out for Joey.

reds44
08-01-2010, 03:14 PM
People need to lay off OC. He's been raking since the break.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2010, 03:14 PM
Cabrera gets his 2nd hit of the day.

Redsfan320
08-01-2010, 03:15 PM
RF, you can have PBP. Later guys,

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reds44
08-01-2010, 03:16 PM
That was a God awful AB.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2010, 03:16 PM
Votto strikes out swinging. 1-0 Braves after 3.

kbrake
08-01-2010, 03:17 PM
I hate Sundays.

BCubb2003
08-01-2010, 03:18 PM
Cabrera gets his 2nd hit of the day.

He's doing what he can to help Votto in the RBI race.

forfreelin04
08-01-2010, 03:19 PM
That was a God awful AB.

They need to stop packing their bags before the games on Sunday. Their at bats look like a team with a foot out the door.

reds44
08-01-2010, 03:20 PM
Another K.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2010, 03:20 PM
Cabrera strikes out swinging on a pitch in the dirt. 4 Ks. 1 out.

Ron Madden
08-01-2010, 03:21 PM
I love it when Edison makes the hitter swing the bat.

reds44
08-01-2010, 03:22 PM
And another.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2010, 03:22 PM
Hanson strikes out swinging. 5 Ks for Volquez. 2 outs.

reds44
08-01-2010, 03:23 PM
This guy sucks.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2010, 03:24 PM
Conrad grounds out to 2nd. Great bare handed play by Phillips. 1-0 Braves mid 4th.

BCubb2003
08-01-2010, 03:26 PM
It's only four innings, but Edinson's doing OK.

JaxRed
08-01-2010, 03:26 PM
But with his pitch count I assume he can't go much more than 5 innings.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2010, 03:26 PM
Rolen grounds out to 3rd on the first pitch.

CTA513
08-01-2010, 03:26 PM
This guy sucks.

:beerme:

JaxRed
08-01-2010, 03:27 PM
Could really use a big hit by Nix

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2010, 03:29 PM
Nix strikes out swinging. 4 Ks for Hanson.

reds44
08-01-2010, 03:30 PM
I really wish we would have traded for an OFer.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2010, 03:31 PM
Bruce strikes out swinging. 1-0 Braves after 4.

The scoreless streak on Sundays continues. Reds have not scored on a Sunday since they scored 14 a month ago on July 4th.

reds44
08-01-2010, 03:32 PM
Anybody got a pinch count on both pitchers?

GADawg
08-01-2010, 03:32 PM
if I was pulling the strings I'd send Bruce down for a couple of weeks and let him possibly get a hit or two.....Dickerson is hitting....come on down!

JaxRed
08-01-2010, 03:33 PM
if I was pulling the strings I'd send Bruce down for a couple of weeks and let him possibly get a hit or two.....Dickerson is hitting....come on down!

So would I..... would give us another year of pre-arb salary also.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2010, 03:33 PM
Anybody got a pinch count on both pitchers?Volquez is now at 81 pitches. Hanson 53.

reds44
08-01-2010, 03:34 PM
What a play by OC.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2010, 03:34 PM
Heyward grounds out to short. Good play by Cabrera.

reds44
08-01-2010, 03:34 PM
Volquez is now at 81 pitches. Hanson 53.
Volquez due up 3rd, probably his last inning.

Hanson is sniffing CG.

Gallen5862
08-01-2010, 03:34 PM
This was posted on the Old Red Guard

From John Fay:


Quote:
Russ Springer is returning to the major leagues.

Springer, the Pollock resident and former LSU star, will join the Reds on Monday in Pittsburgh, Springer had been pitching for the Reds’ class AAA affiliate in Louisville, Ky., for the last two weeks.

In seven appearances with the Louisville Bats, Springer did not allow a run in 6 1/3 innings. He allowed two hits with two walks and five strikeouts.

Quote:
Reds officials have not announced the move but Springer notified friends in Central Louisiana on Sunday that he was on his way to Pittsburgh to join the team.

http://cincinnati.com/blogs/reds/201...eds-lineup-60/

reds44
08-01-2010, 03:35 PM
That better be for Fisher and not Smith.

GADawg
08-01-2010, 03:35 PM
i never really think of Cabrera having that great an arm but it takes some strength to throw the ball on a hop like that

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2010, 03:36 PM
4 pitch walk to Infante. 4 walks by Volquez.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2010, 03:38 PM
Another walk on 4 pitches. 5 walks. 1st and 2nd.

HokieRed
08-01-2010, 03:38 PM
Gameday had only 1 of those last 8 pitches even close. Is that right?

reds44
08-01-2010, 03:39 PM
Would have been nice if Price went out there before he threw 8 straight balls.

GADawg
08-01-2010, 03:39 PM
Another walk on 4 pitches. 5 walks. 1st and 2nd.

in his defense 2 of those balls were strikes

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2010, 03:39 PM
Gameday had only 1 of those last 8 pitches even close. Is that right?

Yes he is not even close to the strike zone right now.

WVRedsFan
08-01-2010, 03:39 PM
"Meahwhile, Edison Volquez needs a compass to find the strike zone." -- Thom Brenneman Funny stuff.

Edinson at 90 pitches.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2010, 03:40 PM
Smith warming up.

RedsManRick
08-01-2010, 03:40 PM
If Volquez was getting the edge like Hanson, his wildness wouldn't be quite so bad.

HokieRed
08-01-2010, 03:40 PM
in his defense 2 of those balls were strikes


Have to say they weren't shown that way on Gameday. For what that's worth.

GADawg
08-01-2010, 03:41 PM
Have to say they weren't shown that way on Gameday. For what that's worth.

even the braves announcers(and Fox trax) called 'em strikes

reds44
08-01-2010, 03:41 PM
That was nasty.

HokieRed
08-01-2010, 03:41 PM
If Volquez was getting the edge like Hanson, his wildness wouldn't be quite so bad.

As you know, pitchers as erratic as Volquez don't generally get any help. And that's not unfair; you can't expect the umpires to call stuff when they have little idea where any pitch may be going.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2010, 03:41 PM
Hinske strikes out swinging. 6 Ks for Volquez.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2010, 03:42 PM
Gonzalez flies out to center. 1-0 Braves mid 5th.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2010, 03:42 PM
Volquez is at 96 pitches.

HokieRed
08-01-2010, 03:43 PM
96 pitches and a little progress there at the end of the inning. I think I'd leave him in if the first two go out for us this inning.

WVRedsFan
08-01-2010, 03:43 PM
Odds on Volquez batting this inning?

GADawg
08-01-2010, 03:43 PM
As you know, pitchers as erratic as Volquez don't generally get any help. And that's not unfair; you can't expect the umpires to call stuff when they have little idea where any pitch may be going.

i hear that all the time and don't buy it...there's a rule book zone...it's either a strike or a ball and shouldn't matter who threw it or who took it...if we're all admitting that it does matter then it's time for some sort of automated system

HokieRed
08-01-2010, 03:43 PM
Odds on Volquez batting this inning?

Depends on the first 2 guys.

Caveat Emperor
08-01-2010, 03:43 PM
Interesting story about Volquez and the curveball. Didn't know that he'd abandoned the slider entirely.

HokieRed
08-01-2010, 03:44 PM
i hear that all the time and don't buy it...there's a rule book zone...it's either a strike or a ball and shouldn't matter who threw it or who took it...if we're all admitting that it does matter then it's time for some sort of automated system

Did you ever umpire?

WVRedsFan
08-01-2010, 03:44 PM
At 96 pitches on a repaired arm, he should be hit for.

JaxRed
08-01-2010, 03:44 PM
He should come out, assuming we haven't tied the game, therefore Dusty will let him hit

kaldaniels
08-01-2010, 03:45 PM
i hear that all the time and don't buy it...there's a rule book zone...it's either a strike or a ball and shouldn't matter who threw it or who took it...if we're all admitting that it does matter then it's time for some sort of automated system

It's tough when it goes against you, but I enjoy seeing a pitcher work the art of earning the strike zone.

HokieRed
08-01-2010, 03:45 PM
Heisey and Ramon can make Dusty's decision easy by getting on.

WVRedsFan
08-01-2010, 03:45 PM
He should come out, assuming we haven't tied the game, therefore Dusty will let him hitI totally agree.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2010, 03:45 PM
Heisey grounds out to 2nd.

GADawg
08-01-2010, 03:46 PM
Did you ever umpire?

yep but never tried to make my living doing it....if I had know I could just miss any call I wanted I guess I might've pursued it...these are the pro umps aren't they?

reds44
08-01-2010, 03:47 PM
You HAVE to pinch hit here.

HokieRed
08-01-2010, 03:47 PM
yep but never tried to make my living doing it....if I had know I could just miss any call I wanted I guess I might've pursued it...these are the pro umps aren't they?

It's not that simple. You just simply get a better look at the ball when you have some idea where it's going to be and how it's going to move.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2010, 03:47 PM
Hernandez singles to left.

Caveat Emperor
08-01-2010, 03:47 PM
Volquez down for Gomes.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2010, 03:47 PM
Gomes hitting for Volquez.

Tom Servo
08-01-2010, 03:47 PM
Gomes to make an out for Volquez.

reds44
08-01-2010, 03:48 PM
Much better effort from Volquez today.

HokieRed
08-01-2010, 03:48 PM
Why not somebody simply to bunt here?

WVRedsFan
08-01-2010, 03:48 PM
K or DP? for Gomes?

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2010, 03:48 PM
Gomes lines out to right. 2 outs.

Ron Madden
08-01-2010, 03:48 PM
You HAVE to pinch hit here.

Agreed. Edinson did OK.

reds44
08-01-2010, 03:49 PM
At least he saw two pitches.

The OF is bad right now.

Caveat Emperor
08-01-2010, 03:49 PM
Gomes with good contact, but hit it right at Heyward.

HokieRed
08-01-2010, 03:49 PM
Agreed. Edinson did OK.


Impressive that he came back in that last inning.

reds44
08-01-2010, 03:49 PM
Atta boy Brandon!

Dumb play by Heward out there.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2010, 03:49 PM
Phillips triples to right. Heyward dove for it and could not get to it. Tie game 1-1.

Caveat Emperor
08-01-2010, 03:49 PM
Phillips did NOT get out of the box quickly on that one.

WVRedsFan
08-01-2010, 03:50 PM
Agreed. Edinson did OK.Yep. Codero-like effort.

If Hernandez can score from first, that ball was hit. Wow. Tied at 1-1 on Phillips' double or triple.

Tom Servo
08-01-2010, 03:50 PM
I love the Braves outfield defense

GADawg
08-01-2010, 03:50 PM
It's not that simple. You just simply get a better look at the ball when you have some idea where it's going to be and how it's going to move.

i get it BUT these aren't softball umps or parents they pulled out of the stands before the game....these guys get paid to get this stuff correct and the level of umpiring across the board is erratic at best.

Caveat Emperor
08-01-2010, 03:50 PM
Wow, that was a hanging piece of garbage right there.

reds44
08-01-2010, 03:51 PM
Thanks, Gonzalez.

_Sir_Charles_
08-01-2010, 03:51 PM
Thank you Gonzo! :O) 2-1 Reds.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2010, 03:51 PM
2-1 Reds as Gonzalez boots the ball!

Tom Servo
08-01-2010, 03:51 PM
Hooray!

CTA513
08-01-2010, 03:51 PM
Hanson can't be happy with his defense right now.

JaxRed
08-01-2010, 03:51 PM
I remember that !!

Caveat Emperor
08-01-2010, 03:51 PM
Two absolute gift runs here in this inning.

Ron Madden
08-01-2010, 03:51 PM
Thank You Alex Gonzales!!!!!!!!!!!!

WVRedsFan
08-01-2010, 03:51 PM
Braves have problems in the field...

Tom Servo
08-01-2010, 03:51 PM
I remember that !!
haha

reds44
08-01-2010, 03:52 PM
So Volquez is in line for a W.

reds44
08-01-2010, 03:52 PM
I remember that !!
ahahahahahaha

Caveat Emperor
08-01-2010, 03:52 PM
That play was probably the most productive thing that Gonzalez has done at GABP in years.

Redhook
08-01-2010, 03:52 PM
Finally, AGon is helping the Reds.

reds44
08-01-2010, 03:53 PM
1-0 Pirates in the 3rd.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2010, 03:54 PM
Votto flies out to left. 2-1 Reds after 5.

Ron Madden
08-01-2010, 03:56 PM
There will be no shut out this Sunday.

reds44
08-01-2010, 03:57 PM
Where was the first pitch?

reds44
08-01-2010, 03:57 PM
Heisey out of the game already?

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2010, 03:58 PM
Ankiel grounds out to short.

Cyclone792
08-01-2010, 03:58 PM
Nix in center, Gomes in left. Somebody help us now.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2010, 03:58 PM
Jordan Smith is in to pitch

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2010, 03:59 PM
Volquez's line today: 5IP, 3H, 1ER, 5BB, 6K.

reds44
08-01-2010, 03:59 PM
Groundout, strikeout

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2010, 03:59 PM
Cabrera strikes out swinging. 2 outs.

Ron Madden
08-01-2010, 04:00 PM
Nix in center, Gomes in left. Somebody help us now.

I hope Dusty knows that doesn't improve the defense.

11larkin11
08-01-2010, 04:00 PM
I'm guessing nix will get one more ab, then a double switch with stubbs

reds44
08-01-2010, 04:00 PM
Rough inning.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2010, 04:00 PM
Hanson strikes out swinging. 2-1 Reds mid 6th.

BCubb2003
08-01-2010, 04:00 PM
The Melk has gone bad.

Cyclone792
08-01-2010, 04:00 PM
I'm guessing nix will get one more ab, then a double switch with stubbs

That's the hope. Smith had a very nice inning, and strikeouts will help keep the outfield defense from being an issue.

reds44
08-01-2010, 04:01 PM
I'm guessing nix will get one more ab, then a double switch with stubbs
The only logic is if Smith pitches the 7th too. Then I can see the logic in it. Heisey was due up 4th in the bottom of the 6th.

Caveat Emperor
08-01-2010, 04:01 PM
When rosters expand, this team is only going to need 5 innings out of each starter.

reds44
08-01-2010, 04:01 PM
The Melk has gone bad.
That's horrible lol

GADawg
08-01-2010, 04:01 PM
does Jordan Smith even know he's in the major leagues? He looks un-fazed.

HokieRed
08-01-2010, 04:02 PM
Certainly shouldn't be Smith who goes down when Springer joins the team.

reds44
08-01-2010, 04:02 PM
When rosters expand, this team is only going to need 5 innings out of each starter.
It's going to be interesting to see who the Reds have on the playoff roster. Gonna be some tough decisions in the bullpen.

Ron Madden
08-01-2010, 04:02 PM
I'd say Jordan Smith belongs here.

reds44
08-01-2010, 04:02 PM
Certainly shouldn't be Smith who goes down when Springer joins the team.
It's gotta be Fisher.

Problem is who goes down when Chapman and Isringhausen come up?

BCubb2003
08-01-2010, 04:03 PM
That's horrible lol

Sorry. I hear too much of the Yankees' John Sterling up here.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2010, 04:03 PM
It's gotta be Fisher.

Problem is who goes down when Chapman and Isringhausen come up?

I think Chapman takes Bray's place but I have no idea who Isringhausen will replace.

Caveat Emperor
08-01-2010, 04:03 PM
It's gotta be Fisher.

Problem is who goes down when Chapman and Isringhausen come up?

I'm not convinced that we'll see Chapman before rosters expand.

_Sir_Charles_
08-01-2010, 04:04 PM
It's gotta be Fisher.

Problem is who goes down when Chapman and Isringhausen come up?

I agree it should be Fisher. But I'm not so sure we'll see either Chapman OR Izzy this season.

reds44
08-01-2010, 04:04 PM
I'm not convinced that we'll see Chapman before rosters expand.
He's been unhittable lately.

_Sir_Charles_
08-01-2010, 04:04 PM
Rolen with a 2 bagger!

Heyward's good with the stick....not so much in the OF.

Tom Servo
08-01-2010, 04:04 PM
Scotty doubles

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2010, 04:04 PM
Rolen lines a double to right center.

JaxRed
08-01-2010, 04:04 PM
Doesn't Springer require a 40 man slot too? Do we have one open?

reds44
08-01-2010, 04:04 PM
I think Chapman takes Bray's place but I have no idea who Isringhausen will replace.
It can't be Smith or Ondrusek.

Maybe they'll cut Springer? I really have no idea.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2010, 04:05 PM
Rolen now 10 for his last 13 ABs.

RedsManRick
08-01-2010, 04:05 PM
Did you ever umpire?

We should be finding ways to enforce the rules of the game effectively -- not make excuses for the failures of the current system. I don't fault umpires; they have a really hard job. I fault the sport's leadership for using that as an excuse for not improving itself.

reds44
08-01-2010, 04:05 PM
Bad AB from Nix.

HokieRed
08-01-2010, 04:05 PM
I'm not convinced that we'll see Chapman before rosters expand.
Agree.

Reds Fanatic
08-01-2010, 04:05 PM
Nix flies out to left. Rolen has to stay at 2nd.

Ron Madden
08-01-2010, 04:05 PM
That was a terrible angle to the ball by the RFer.

Caveat Emperor
08-01-2010, 04:06 PM
Doesn't Springer require a 40 man slot too? Do we have one open?

Harang could be headed to the 60 day.

HokieRed
08-01-2010, 04:06 PM
We should be finding ways to enforce the rules of the game effectively -- not make excuses for the failures of the current system. I don't fault umpires; they have a really hard job. I fault the sport's leadership for using that as an excuse for not improving itself.

It's not a question of that. Umpires aren't superhuman. When a pitcher has good command, the umpire's going to get a lot better look at a much higher percentage of the pitches.