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LincolnparkRed
08-18-2010, 06:14 PM
Brandon Phillips 4
Jay Bruce 9
Joey Votto 3
Scott Rolen 5
Jim Edmonds 8
Jonny Gomes 7
RamonHernandez 2
Paul Janish 6
Edinson Volquez RHP

oneupper
08-18-2010, 06:23 PM
Most Reds haven't seen Lopez much but:

Gomes 8 for 17 with 2 HR
Edmonds 3 for 6 with 1 HR.
Cairo 5 for 16 with a double and a triple.
Nix 2 for 8 with a double.
Rolen 2 for 3 with a HR.

Ramon Hernandez 1 for 9 with 3Ks.

westofyou
08-18-2010, 06:30 PM
There's Bruce in the #2 slot, gonna see some fastballs

_Sir_Charles_
08-18-2010, 06:30 PM
I've gotta say, I really like the idea of Bruce in the 2 hole. It hasn't paid dividends yet (I think it's only been twice now), but I really think it will.

Degenerate39
08-18-2010, 07:20 PM
I like this lineup

RedsMan3203
08-18-2010, 07:31 PM
Its my birthday.... Lets make some hay and win another one....

redsmetz
08-18-2010, 07:51 PM
I'm tickled we have the lead we do. My wife are heading to her folks house in Missouri on Saturday and we will still be in first place by our arrival. I'd like it to be a nice lead when we get there. No smugness though - we're celebrating my in-laws 65th wedding anniversary, although my 88 year old father-in-law did call my wife to talk some smack after the Cardinals kicked our rearends.

reds44
08-18-2010, 09:18 PM
Votto has been scratched with a tight back.

reds44
08-18-2010, 09:22 PM
New lineup:
Phillips 2B
Stubbs CF
Edmonds 1B
Rolen 3B
Gomes LF
Bruce RF
Hernandez C
Janish SS
Volquez P

RedsMan3203
08-18-2010, 09:39 PM
New lineup:
Phillips 2B
Stubbs CF
Edmonds 1B
Rolen 3B
Gomes LF
Bruce RF
Hernandez C
Janish SS
Volquez P

Sometimes, I just sit here and go... HUH? :confused:

I can see you shuffling the middle of the order for Votto being out, but I really like Phillips/Bruce 1 and 2....

Degenerate39
08-18-2010, 09:43 PM
And now I dislike the lineup

Redsfan320
08-18-2010, 09:58 PM
Crap, hope Votto's okay. Stubbs... in the 2-hole... :cry::cry::bang::bang:

I probably won't do any PBP tonight. Hoping we get "good Volqy"

320

jesusfan
08-18-2010, 10:28 PM
Geesh.. hope it's really just a "tight back"..

Brutus
08-18-2010, 10:36 PM
Geesh.. hope it's really just a "tight back"..

I do hate to be "that guy" but isn't this the exact time of the year that his personal issues stem from?

I don't mean to ask that as if it's any of my business, but it's natural to wonder.

marcshoe
08-18-2010, 10:40 PM
I didn't know Rodrigo Lopez was still in baseball. I had to look him up to see if he was the same guy. Looks as if he didn't pitch in 2008 and only pitched a few games last year. Hasn't been that long since the Reds regularly threatened to acquire him. Nice to think such days are past.

nate
08-18-2010, 10:40 PM
Chat is open!

RedsMan3203
08-18-2010, 10:42 PM
There is a double by Phillips!

RedsManRick
08-18-2010, 10:42 PM
That's double #30 on the season for BP.

Brutus
08-18-2010, 10:43 PM
Much nice!

Tornon
08-18-2010, 10:43 PM
I hope Edmonds stops sucking tonight

VR
08-18-2010, 10:43 PM
Its my birthday.... Lets make some hay and win another one....

Happy Birthday 3203, hope it's a good one.

RedsMan3203
08-18-2010, 10:44 PM
Wild Pitch - Phillips to 3rd.

Tornon
08-18-2010, 10:44 PM
I do hate to be "that guy" but isn't this the exact time of the year that his personal issues stem from?

I don't mean to ask that as if it's any of my business, but it's natural to wonder.

It may have happened in August 2 years ago, but last year it bugged him in late May/early June.. so if those issues are still lingering it doesn't look like they'd be based on the time of year

kbrake
08-18-2010, 10:45 PM
I hope Edmonds stops sucking tonight

He needs to or I'm still not going to be convinced he is here to help us. Secret agent for the Cards......

RedsMan3203
08-18-2010, 10:45 PM
Sac Line Drive to LF for Stubbs.

1-0 Reds

durl
08-18-2010, 10:45 PM
Stubbs hit that ball pretty hard...just right at the LF.

Brutus
08-18-2010, 10:46 PM
It may have happened in August 2 years ago, but last year it bugged him in late May/early June.. so if those issues are still lingering it doesn't look like they'd be based on the time of year

Yeah hopefully/probably I'm reading more into it than is necessary. I was thinking this was right around the anniversary of that, but even if so, it's probably nothing.

RedsMan3203
08-18-2010, 10:46 PM
Jimmy E strikes out swinging...

Edd Roush
08-18-2010, 10:47 PM
Jimmy E strikes out swinging...

Really ugly AB

durl
08-18-2010, 10:47 PM
Keel is helping Edmonds out. Sounded like he said he's 1-6 in a Reds uniform.

Tornon
08-18-2010, 10:47 PM
Keels says Edmonds is 1/6 now as a Red.. I guess those 9 other at bats don't count

Brutus
08-18-2010, 10:47 PM
Update: Mets lead 2-0 in the 7th against the Astros. Why does that matter? It doesn't but R.A. Dickey is on the Pimp's fantasy team tonight.

RedsMan3203
08-18-2010, 10:47 PM
Keel is helping Edmonds out. Sounded like he said he's 1-6 in a Reds uniform.

Your ears aren't playing tricks on you... Thats what was said....

RedsMan3203
08-18-2010, 10:48 PM
Rolen grounds out to SS.

reds44
08-18-2010, 10:48 PM
Boy Jimmy Ballgame is brutal.

oneupper
08-18-2010, 10:49 PM
I'm switching to the D'backs feed.
Chris is great, but Keels is simply not very good at this.

Tornon
08-18-2010, 10:50 PM
I'm switching to the D'backs feed.
Chris is great, but Keels is simply not very good at this.

Lucky you.. I've liked everything I've heard from Mark Grace

RedsMan3203
08-18-2010, 10:51 PM
I'm switching to the D'backs feed.
Chris is great, but Keels is simply not very good at this.

What are we gonna do when Thom takes over for Marty on the radio side? :confused:

Red in Chicago
08-18-2010, 10:51 PM
Lucky you.. I've liked everything I've heard from Mark Grace

mark grace is like nails on a chalkboard to me

RedsMan3203
08-18-2010, 10:51 PM
Basehit to LF.

kbrake
08-18-2010, 10:52 PM
I think this road trip is about it for Keels. I thought Mark Grace was great during Cueto's ML debut.

RedsManRick
08-18-2010, 10:52 PM
Volquez threw the same pitch 3 times in a row. On the 3rd time it was a strike -- and a hit. He's not locating his fastball well so far, but that curve sure can be tough.

RedsMan3203
08-18-2010, 10:53 PM
Fly out to CF. 1 out

Red in Chicago
08-18-2010, 10:53 PM
with ev pitching, this game may go into thursday morning (central time)

RedsMan3203
08-18-2010, 10:54 PM
with ev pitching, this game may go into thursday morning (central time)

As long as its a W, I dont' care if the game ends at 5 AM EST.

kbrake
08-18-2010, 10:54 PM
with ev pitching, this game may go into thursday morning (central time)

Yeah that thought was in my mind all day. Last night was not too bad. With EV it could be a very late night.

RedsMan3203
08-18-2010, 10:55 PM
Yeah that thought was in my mind all day. Last night was not too bad. With EV it could be a very late night.

Going to be a half early night for me... 3 innings...

12+ hour days, plus getting up at 530 is kicking me... 2 more days

kbrake
08-18-2010, 10:56 PM
Going to be a half early night for me... 3 innings...

12+ hour days, plus getting up at 530 is kicking me... 2 more days

Yeah I usually am up at 6. Next week's 10:05 starts should be awesome haha

RedsMan3203
08-18-2010, 10:57 PM
Walk - Runners at 1st and 2nd

Tornon
08-18-2010, 10:59 PM
That's one way to do it, EV

Brutus
08-18-2010, 10:59 PM
I think I need to go find some liquor for this one.

nate
08-18-2010, 10:59 PM
Yessirree!

RedsMan3203
08-18-2010, 10:59 PM
Yeah I usually am up at 6. Next week's 10:05 starts should be awesome haha

Next week is worse for me.... :rolleyes:

I have to travel to all 13 ODOT Districts for a project I'm working on with them... I'll return home each night to start over again...


Double play ends the inning.

reds44
08-18-2010, 11:00 PM
Beautiful.

VR
08-18-2010, 11:00 PM
EV has good stuff tonight....hopefully the control tightens up a bit.

PJ and BP are so sweet to watch out there.

Tornon
08-18-2010, 11:02 PM
Jonny's struggling

jesusfan
08-18-2010, 11:02 PM
haha Gomes is absolutely awful.. he pops up every time now

Edd Roush
08-18-2010, 11:02 PM
Gomes pops up to the middle of the infield. He is hitless in his last 14 at bats...

reds44
08-18-2010, 11:02 PM
Jonny's struggling
He's passed that point. He's just bad.

RedsMan3203
08-18-2010, 11:02 PM
Gomes tries to go out of the park... Straight up the in the air....

I think he was trying to put it through the roof.

jesusfan
08-18-2010, 11:03 PM
Very Nice Bruce! bunt single

Edd Roush
08-18-2010, 11:03 PM
Bunt base hit for Bruce :)

RedsMan3203
08-18-2010, 11:03 PM
Bruce bunts for a single...

Cedric
08-18-2010, 11:03 PM
I just hope Dusty has the guts to go Nix/Edmonds/Heisey and be done with the Gomes experiment.

Lately he does seem to be giving less rope to Gomes.

Tornon
08-18-2010, 11:03 PM
Watching Gomes hit now reminds me alot of watching EE hit last year

reds44
08-18-2010, 11:04 PM
Just play Stubbs and Bruce everyday and then screw around with Nix/Heisey/Edmonds in LF.

VR
08-18-2010, 11:04 PM
haha Gomes is absolutely awful.. he pops up every time now

0 dingers and 3 ribeyes over the last month.

Tornon
08-18-2010, 11:04 PM
Razor with a 1B.. runners on for Pauly, I like this

RedsManRick
08-18-2010, 11:04 PM
Looks like pitchers have finally figured out that Gomes can't hit anything with a little bend in it. He crushes fastballs and stinks against anything else.

RedsMan3203
08-18-2010, 11:05 PM
Shallow pop single to CF for Razor. 1st and 2nd.

kbrake
08-18-2010, 11:05 PM
When did Gomes hit his last HR? Also, is he still stuck on 299?

RedsMan3203
08-18-2010, 11:05 PM
When did Gomes hit his last HR? Also, is he still stuck on 299?

A long time ago.... Stuck on 99 I believe...

VR
08-18-2010, 11:05 PM
When did Gomes hit his last HR? Also, is he still stuck on 299?

July 19....90 plate appearances.

kbrake
08-18-2010, 11:06 PM
Looks like pitchers have finally figured out that Gomes can't hit anything with a little bend in it. He crushes fastballs and stinks against anything else.

Perhaps if he would sacrifice a chicken in the clubhouse before the game for luck....

kbrake
08-18-2010, 11:06 PM
A long time ago.... Stuck on 99 I believe...

Yeah 99 not sure where I got 299 I know he was in hot in May but thats absurd.

Tornon
08-18-2010, 11:07 PM
Yeah 99 not sure where I got 299 I know he was in hot in May but thats absurd.

I think he has 299 RBIs

RedsMan3203
08-18-2010, 11:07 PM
And, my TV just went blank.....

reds44
08-18-2010, 11:07 PM
I just had some chipotle. It seemed like a good idea at the time.....

durl
08-18-2010, 11:07 PM
Out here, too. Directv.

Chip R
08-18-2010, 11:07 PM
And, my TV just went blank.....

mine too.

RedsManRick
08-18-2010, 11:07 PM
Perhaps if he would sacrifice a chicken in the clubhouse before the game for luck....

Are his bats sick?

Red in Chicago
08-18-2010, 11:08 PM
And, my TV just went blank.....

ditto

VR
08-18-2010, 11:08 PM
And, my TV just went blank.....

yep

durl
08-18-2010, 11:08 PM
May have lost the uplink.

reds44
08-18-2010, 11:08 PM
Volquez grounded into a force out to end the inning.

Red in Chicago
08-18-2010, 11:09 PM
it's just the hd that went out...regular signal is on

RedsMan3203
08-18-2010, 11:09 PM
Volquez grounded into a force out to end the inning.

Thanks... I think half the board's TV's are black at this point....


Waiting... Waiting....

RedsMan3203
08-18-2010, 11:09 PM
it's just the hd that went out...regular signal is on

I'd rather watch the game on RedsZone then turn on the normal signal.... Paul Keels aint that exciting... :)

reds44
08-18-2010, 11:10 PM
I'd rather watch the game on RedsZone then turn on the normal signal....
Psh, kids these days.

RedsMan3203
08-18-2010, 11:10 PM
Psh, kids these days.

Psh, look who is talking.... :D

reds44
08-18-2010, 11:11 PM
Psh, look who is talking.... :D
Ahhh shattap lol

Tornon
08-18-2010, 11:11 PM
Leadoff walk

Edd Roush
08-18-2010, 11:12 PM
Four pitch walk from Volkie to Laroache.

VR
08-18-2010, 11:12 PM
EV looks like he's overthrowing that fastball.....everything outside to lefties.

Brutus
08-18-2010, 11:12 PM
OK where's that liquor at again?

reds44
08-18-2010, 11:12 PM
Volquez threw 4 fastballs all in the same spot, all for balls.

RedsManRick
08-18-2010, 11:13 PM
Wanted: Control of Volquez's Fastball. I'm no scout, but it looks like his mechanics are screwed up. Everything is high and wide right and low and left.

VR
08-18-2010, 11:13 PM
At least 10 pitches so far a foot high and outside (to lefties)

Tornon
08-18-2010, 11:13 PM
HD feed is back

Brutus
08-18-2010, 11:13 PM
By my count, he's thrown only 3 offspeed pitches this game.

RedsMan3203
08-18-2010, 11:13 PM
There we go! Come'on EV

Red in Chicago
08-18-2010, 11:13 PM
chris just said that you should take your hat off and adjust your dreads after you throw two balls to a lead off hitter...made me chuckle

reds44
08-18-2010, 11:14 PM
Gameday has those last two pitches on sinkers.

I don't think he throws a sinker.

durl
08-18-2010, 11:14 PM
HD feed is back

and SD feed froze.

Chip R
08-18-2010, 11:14 PM
chris just said that you should take your hat off and adjust your dreads after you throw two balls to a lead off hitter...made me chuckle

me too. I imagined him in dreads.

oneupper
08-18-2010, 11:14 PM
Home Plate is repelling EV's pitches.

jesusfan
08-18-2010, 11:15 PM
EV is the most consistently inconsistent pitcher ever..

reds44
08-18-2010, 11:15 PM
This ain't good.

Gotta hope for 5 from EV tonight.

kaldaniels
08-18-2010, 11:15 PM
What's your guys take on Mark Reynolds?

RedsMan3203
08-18-2010, 11:15 PM
EV is the most consistently inconsistent pitcher ever..

And probably the funniest to watch on the current staff..

reds44
08-18-2010, 11:15 PM
EV is the most consistently inconsistent pitcher ever..
He's honestly been better sooner than I thought he would be.

jesusfan
08-18-2010, 11:16 PM
He's honestly been better sooner than I thought he would be.

Yeah I agree, but it's frustrating b/c the control comes and goes so much..

Tornon
08-18-2010, 11:16 PM
What's your guys take on Mark Reynolds?

He appears to be an Adam Dunn that is currently stuck at 3B and can steal a few more bases

Edd Roush
08-18-2010, 11:17 PM
Nice play by Volkie there. No idea why he went to his knees there?

RedsMan3203
08-18-2010, 11:17 PM
Nice play by Volkie there. No idea why he went to his knees there?

He got weak in the knees....

kaldaniels
08-18-2010, 11:17 PM
Nice play by Volkie there. No idea why he went to his knees there?

Edmonds rubbing off.

Edd Roush
08-18-2010, 11:18 PM
I think Chris has something for Volkie's dreads. That's the second time he has mentioned Volkie's dreads this half inning.

Edd Roush
08-18-2010, 11:18 PM
Edmonds rubbing off.

Wow, that's funny.

durl
08-18-2010, 11:19 PM
Nice play by Volkie there. No idea why he went to his knees there?

I thought it's because the ball didn't bounce up as high as he expected.

OesterPoster
08-18-2010, 11:19 PM
Has it been mentioned if Leake is available from the pen yet? He's currently on 3 days rest.

jesusfan
08-18-2010, 11:19 PM
Nice play by Rolen.. but ties it up.. 1-1

RedsMan3203
08-18-2010, 11:19 PM
Walks will haunt....

oneupper
08-18-2010, 11:19 PM
D'back guys questioning not IBB to Parra.
But I agree with pitching to him.

Edd Roush
08-18-2010, 11:20 PM
Walks will haunt....

Wow, just about to post that... I guess that ghost really impacted us when we were impressionable youths.

Red in Chicago
08-18-2010, 11:20 PM
what's ev's pitch count, like 50:p:

reds44
08-18-2010, 11:21 PM
what's ev's pitch count, like 50:p:
39.

RedsMan3203
08-18-2010, 11:21 PM
what's ev's pitch count, like 50:p:

4, 2-2 -- to this current batter. :p:

Brutus
08-18-2010, 11:21 PM
Mr. Clutch "Jason Heyward" wins it for the Braves in the bottom of the 9th with a single to score Ankiel, btw. That's a bit belated but thought I"d pass that on.

Plus Plus
08-18-2010, 11:21 PM
Wonder why they didnt IBB Parra up to load the bases for Lopez...

kbrake
08-18-2010, 11:21 PM
Wonder why they didnt IBB Parra up to load the bases for Lopez...

Because Volquez can't throw strikes enough to count on him not walking the pitcher.

reds44
08-18-2010, 11:21 PM
Wonder why they didnt IBB Parra up to load the bases for Lopez...
Not sure if I'm trusting EV to throw strikes with the bases loaded.


For example, he's 3-2 on the pitcher.

oneupper
08-18-2010, 11:22 PM
Wonder why they didnt IBB Parra up to load the bases for Lopez...

Don't want to load em up with EV's lack of command. Right call.

OldXOhio
08-18-2010, 11:22 PM
42 pitches thru 2

Brutus
08-18-2010, 11:22 PM
The Reds need to score some runs. There's nothing to suggest they won't need at least 5 or 6 at this pace.

reds44
08-18-2010, 11:22 PM
Strikeout ends the ending.

43 pitches thru 2.

Red in Chicago
08-18-2010, 11:22 PM
2 innings in about 50 minutes...sllllllllooooooooooooowwwwwwww

RedsManRick
08-18-2010, 11:23 PM
I'm sure I'm not the first to make this comparison, but Volquez reminds me an awful lot of Fransisco Cordero.

RedsMan3203
08-18-2010, 11:23 PM
Still wondering why MLB didn't cancel all games tonight to ensure everyone got their Farve in tonight.

RedsMan3203
08-18-2010, 11:24 PM
Triple A update...


mo22maloney

Nice finish to the game tonight. Devin mesoraco walked us off with a grand slam! Nice aaa debut!

kaldaniels
08-18-2010, 11:25 PM
Fay thinks Yonder comes up 9/1 as well.

dsmith421
08-18-2010, 11:26 PM
I'm sure I'm not the first to make this comparison, but Volquez reminds me an awful lot of Fransisco Cordero.

Volquez violates my first rule of recreational golf -- if you're going to stink, at least stink fast.

reds44
08-18-2010, 11:27 PM
Fay thinks Yonder comes up 9/1 as well.
Bring them all up. No reason not too.

Imagine throwing Cisco and Alonso at you from the left side off the bench.

Tornon
08-18-2010, 11:27 PM
Heeeeeey.. he didn't suck at that AB

RedsMan3203
08-18-2010, 11:27 PM
Jimmy E! :jump:

OesterPoster
08-18-2010, 11:27 PM
Hot dog!

edabbs44
08-18-2010, 11:27 PM
that was hit pretty hard

reds44
08-18-2010, 11:28 PM
Jimmy Ballgame!

durl
08-18-2010, 11:28 PM
There it is!! Nice job, Edmonds!

Red in Chicago
08-18-2010, 11:28 PM
Jimmy E! :jump:

that just doesn't seem right

RedsManRick
08-18-2010, 11:28 PM
That thing got out FAST.

kaldaniels
08-18-2010, 11:28 PM
Votto's replacement strikes again!

VR
08-18-2010, 11:29 PM
That little hop skip jump move by Edmonds was bush league.


Wait a second, he's a Red. I loved it!

OesterPoster
08-18-2010, 11:29 PM
Go figure. Gomes sees a curve, and another.

Tornon
08-18-2010, 11:30 PM
Jonny...

jesusfan
08-18-2010, 11:30 PM
haha he does it again.. geez Gomes..

Edd Roush
08-18-2010, 11:30 PM
Too bad we aren't playing baseball in a silo...

RedsMan3203
08-18-2010, 11:30 PM
Gomes hits some of the HIGHEST pop up's I've ever seen.

reds44
08-18-2010, 11:30 PM
Gomes literally pops out every AB.

Tornon
08-18-2010, 11:30 PM
Votto's replacement strikes again!

Eh :P technically Stubbs was his replacement tonight

VR
08-18-2010, 11:30 PM
Just got Rosetta Stone to learn some French.

Turns out "Gomes" translates to 'pop up'

alloverjr
08-18-2010, 11:31 PM
I'm really tired of Gomes. A complete hack.

Congrats to Edmunds.

Tornon
08-18-2010, 11:32 PM
1 pitch 1 out

RedsMan3203
08-18-2010, 11:33 PM
1 pitch 1 out

If he did that the rest of the night, the game still wouldn't end until after midnight.... Just sayin'

RedsManRick
08-18-2010, 11:34 PM
Reds 1B: http://www.baseball-reference.com/play-index/split_stats_team.cgi?full=1&params=defp|as%201B|CIN|2010|bat|AB|



Rk G GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE BAbip tOPS+ sOPS+
1 Joey Votto 108 480 408 83 132 22 2 28 79 9 4 66 92 .324 .421 .593 1.014 242 7 4 0 2 3 3 .359 100 150
2 Miguel Cairo 11 47 41 10 15 2 0 2 6 1 0 4 4 .366 .426 .561 .987 23 2 1 0 1 0 0 .361 146 144
3 Jim Edmonds 1 4 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .500 .750 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 80 81
4 Ramon Hernandez 2 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 2 1
Team Total 119 536 458 93 149 25 2 30 87 10 4 70 98 .325 .418 .585 1.003 268 9 5 0 3 3 3 .357 160

Brutus
08-18-2010, 11:34 PM
Gomes literally pops out every AB.

Though it's not 'literally' 100%, I did look it up and he's got a 14% IFFB this year LOL. That's definitely a lot of popups.

Brutus
08-18-2010, 11:35 PM
I'm really tired of Gomes. A complete hack.


Is that really necessary?

OesterPoster
08-18-2010, 11:35 PM
Pitch #50 for Volquez on that strikeout.

reds44
08-18-2010, 11:35 PM
God it's great to see that changeup..

dsmith421
08-18-2010, 11:36 PM
I hope that we don't see Gomes in LA and SF. We need the outfield defense and frankly California doesn't need ol' Meathead attempting to break the sky.

RedsMan3203
08-18-2010, 11:36 PM
Was that a 10 pitch inning for EV?

OesterPoster
08-18-2010, 11:36 PM
11, I think. At 54 now?

VR
08-18-2010, 11:36 PM
EV scares me in a playoff series. Any advance, serious scouting is going to come back as "make him throw strikes".

Several of these batters have no intentions of swinging at a lot of the stuff EV is chucking up there.

Tornon
08-18-2010, 11:36 PM
Much cleaner inning from Ed

reds44
08-18-2010, 11:37 PM
That AB he went:
changeup
fastball
curveball
curveball

have fun

Brutus
08-18-2010, 11:37 PM
I hope that we don't see Gomes in LA and SF. We need the outfield defense and frankly California doesn't need ol' Meathead attempting to break the sky.

I'm naming you gamethread MVP for this season.

OesterPoster
08-18-2010, 11:37 PM
I don't know if Volquez would even go in a playoff, would he? I'd go Arroyo, Cueto, Wood.

RedsManRick
08-18-2010, 11:38 PM
Much better, Volquez. Looks like he realized he didn't need to keep pumping fastballs. He seems a lot like Cueto in that in takes him a few innings to get settled in.

reds44
08-18-2010, 11:38 PM
I don't know if Volquez would even go in a playoff, would he? I'd go Arroyo, Cueto, Wood.
My guess is they'd throw a 4 man rotation.

Cueto
Arroyo
Volquez
Wood

reds44
08-18-2010, 11:38 PM
3 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
55 pitches

Tornon
08-18-2010, 11:38 PM
Jay!!!

Edd Roush
08-18-2010, 11:38 PM
Bruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuce!!!!!!!!

jesusfan
08-18-2010, 11:38 PM
Yess There we go!!!

guttle11
08-18-2010, 11:39 PM
My guess is they'd throw a 4 man rotation.

Cueto
Arroyo
Volquez
Wood

Don't count Homer out just yet. He would have to be on equal footing with Volquez.

reds44
08-18-2010, 11:39 PM
Bruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuce

Tornon
08-18-2010, 11:39 PM
If Jay could heat up for this west coast trip, that'd be might nice

RedsManRick
08-18-2010, 11:39 PM
My guess is they'd throw a 4 man rotation.

Cueto
Arroyo
Volquez
Wood

If Bailey has a good September, I think he takes the 4th spot over Wood. I think Wood would have to really tear it up, or somebody else really falter or get hurt, to find his way in to the postseason rotation.

Brutus
08-18-2010, 11:39 PM
Edmonds and Bruce in the same night? Wonders never cease.

RedsManRick
08-18-2010, 11:39 PM
Jay Bruce is back!

TheBurn
08-18-2010, 11:39 PM
Attaboy JB :clap:

reds44
08-18-2010, 11:40 PM
Don't count Homer out just yet. He would have to be on equal footing with Volquez.
I just don't see that. Volquez is out pitching Homer this year and he's coming back from TJ surgery.

nate
08-18-2010, 11:40 PM
Was it just me or did Bruce's HR swing resemble Jr's a bit?

RedsManRick
08-18-2010, 11:40 PM
His extension after he makes contact on those low pitches reminds me of Junior.

Tornon
08-18-2010, 11:40 PM
I just don't see that. Volquez is out pitching Homer this year and he's coming back from TJ surgery.

We still have a month here.. I think we'll know more about how things should shape up in the coming weeks

kbrake
08-18-2010, 11:40 PM
I just don't see that. Volquez is out pitching Homer this year and he's coming back from TJ surgery.

I think people have very high expectations for Homer over the next 6 weeks. I'm one of them.

nate
08-18-2010, 11:40 PM
OK, it wasn't just me!

edabbs44
08-18-2010, 11:40 PM
Bruce, at his best, can bring this lineup to another level

reds44
08-18-2010, 11:41 PM
I think people have very high expectations for Homer over the next 6 weeks. I'm one of them.
Good luck with that one.

I just don't see it. I hope I'm wrong, but I'll be more than happy if he can give the Reds a 4.5 ERA the rest of the way.

oneupper
08-18-2010, 11:41 PM
Lopez has allowed 30 HRS.

kaldaniels
08-18-2010, 11:41 PM
I just don't see that. Volquez is out pitching Homer this year and he's coming back from TJ surgery.

As far as I'm concerned their season starts now, may the best man/men win.

reds44
08-18-2010, 11:41 PM
Lopez has allowed 30 HRS.
Dats a lot.

Brutus
08-18-2010, 11:42 PM
That Paul Janish guy is OK by me.

Tornon
08-18-2010, 11:42 PM
Dats a lot.

Reminds me of the glory days with Uncle Milton

oneupper
08-18-2010, 11:42 PM
Dats a lot.

Most in the NL...and it ain't close.

CTA513
08-18-2010, 11:42 PM
Lopez has allowed 30 HRS.

The Reds should trade for him.


:D

Caveat Emperor
08-18-2010, 11:42 PM
Edmonds and Bruce in the same night? Wonders never cease.

Maybe they compared notes in the dugout. I'd love to see Bruce pick up some tips from Jim during his tenure as a Red.

Edd Roush
08-18-2010, 11:43 PM
Can Volkie get the bunt down?

alloverjr
08-18-2010, 11:43 PM
I like Janish.

I think if Homer pitches decently over his next half dozen starts I think he jumps over EV on the depth chart unless he can find the zone consistently.

Edd Roush
08-18-2010, 11:43 PM
Nice bunt by Volquez. An RBI would be big here from Phillips.

dsmith421
08-18-2010, 11:44 PM
I'm saying it. I'm a Paul Janish fan. I celebrate his entire catalogue. Perfectly happy with him on SS for the next few years every day.

kaldaniels
08-18-2010, 11:44 PM
Maybe they compared notes in the dugout. I'd love to see Bruce pick up some tips from Jim during his tenure as a Red.

I'm watching Dbacks feed - they actually did after JE's HR.

Brutus
08-18-2010, 11:44 PM
Maybe they compared notes in the dugout. I'd love to see Bruce pick up some tips from Jim during his tenure as a Red.

For as bad as Bruce has been lately, I do feel like he's about to go on a torrid spell. If they could get him firing on all cylinders for September, that would be a huge boost. You make a great point though... having a seasoned veteran professional-hitting lefty might be good for him.

Caveat Emperor
08-18-2010, 11:45 PM
Reminds me of the glory days with Uncle Milton

Lopez HR/9 in 2010: 1.7
Milton HR/9 in 2005: 1.9

Milton refuses to concede defeat. Ever.

Edd Roush
08-18-2010, 11:45 PM
I'm saying it. I'm a Paul Janish fan. I celebrate his entire catalogue. Perfectly happy with him on SS for the next few years every day.

Trust me, you aren't the only one. I would fathom to say that the majority of this board would be 100% fine with him starting every day at short batting in the 8 hole.

reds44
08-18-2010, 11:45 PM
I was as skeptical of Janish as anyone on this board, but he's made a fan out of me. One of my favorite players on the team.

Well, really, I like them all, but you get the point.

oneupper
08-18-2010, 11:46 PM
REDS teeing off on Lopez, but not getting that much out of it.

RedsMan3203
08-18-2010, 11:46 PM
Alright guys, RedsMan is clocking out for the night.... I'll have the Dubb on until I fall asleep to the killer J's hitting home runs and EV striking out the side....

Brutus
08-18-2010, 11:47 PM
Trust me, you aren't the only one. I would fathom to say that the majority of this board would be 100% fine with him starting every day at short batting in the 8 hole.

I said late last year I was perfectly content with him going into the season as the starting shortstop just to see what the Reds could get out of him. I've gone from being content to actively being intrigued to see what he could do everyday. I truly believe he's gotten stronger and has more pop in his swing. He's cut down on his strikeouts, been a patient hitter and really done a great job this year. With his defense and the OPS being down league-wide at short, he could be a very valuable asset the rest of the year.

Edd Roush
08-18-2010, 11:48 PM
I said late last year I was perfectly content with him going into the season as the starting shortstop just to see what the Reds could get out of him. I've gone from being content to actively being intrigued to see what he could do everyday. I truly believe he's gotten stronger and has more pop in his swing. He's cut down on his strikeouts, been a patient hitter and really done a great job this year. With his defense and the OPS being down league-wide at short, he could be a very valuable asset the rest of the year.

Fully agreed. Fortunately, he may be an asset for more than just the rest of this year but for the forseeable future. I think I saw somewhere that the league average OPS for shortstops is less than .700. I really think Janish could produce a 700 OPS over a full season.

MississippiRed
08-18-2010, 11:50 PM
Are his bats sick?

" . . . curveball, bats are afraid."

Tornon
08-18-2010, 11:50 PM
I think we got help on that strike 3 call.. we'll take it!

OesterPoster
08-18-2010, 11:50 PM
That was a generous strike.

reds44
08-18-2010, 11:50 PM
Volquez is starting to find his arm slot earlier in games.

Happy learned how to putt, uh oh...

Caveat Emperor
08-18-2010, 11:51 PM
" . . . curveball, bats are afraid."

Time to get this fella involved:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_YntY1kyKo4o/TByvdW1HFYI/AAAAAAAAK1U/2MRO_t24WoY/s400/jobu.jpg

RedsManRick
08-18-2010, 11:51 PM
A little help on the corners makes Volquez VERY tough.

11larkin11
08-18-2010, 11:51 PM
I would definitely go Arroyo-Cueto-Volquez. Wood would piggyback Volquez, as we know Eddy doesn't go deep in games. Start him with his pregame warmup routine in the second. If Volquez goes 5, Wood will be ready just like a start. If he goes deeper, Wood won't be needed.

I like Homer out of the pen in the playoffs. Definitely an asset.

VR
08-18-2010, 11:52 PM
Nobody runs on Jay Brucy Andy, get your little self back to 1st base.

11larkin11
08-18-2010, 11:52 PM
Nobody runs on Jay Brucy Andy, get your little self back to 1st base.

Laynce Jayson

reds44
08-18-2010, 11:52 PM
Laynce Jayson
Too many y's

dsmith421
08-18-2010, 11:53 PM
Does it bug anyone else that the TV guys "rehearse" the trivia question, as Keels stated earlier? I want spontaneous Brantley-style zaniness.

jesusfan
08-18-2010, 11:53 PM
that ball fell off the proverbial table..

Kc61
08-18-2010, 11:54 PM
Volquez with the K on a beautiful off speed pitch.

His control needs work, but V has tremendous stuff.

VR
08-18-2010, 11:54 PM
Keels only response on that k....."oooo" like a lingerie model had just walked into the booth. No announcement of a k, nothing. Just 'Ooooo"

RedsManRick
08-18-2010, 11:54 PM
I love that changeup.

Brutus
08-18-2010, 11:54 PM
Fully agreed. Fortunately, he may be an asset for more than just the rest of this year but for the forseeable future. I think I saw somewhere that the league average OPS for shortstops is less than .700. I really think Janish could produce a 700 OPS over a full season.

Yes. I posted it the other day that the MLB aggregate OPS of all players playing shortstop this year has been .695. That's rather mind-boggling to consider.

So for Janish to be over .800 (even if that's slightly inflated for him) is real encouraging.

VR
08-18-2010, 11:54 PM
Volquez with the K on a beautiful off speed pitch.

His control needs work, but V has tremendous stuff.

indeed

OesterPoster
08-18-2010, 11:55 PM
Does it bug anyone else that the TV guys "rehearse" the trivia question, as Keels stated earlier? I want spontaneous Brantley-style zaniness.

Still not as bad as the people on House Hunters who rehearse their lines...

"Oh, I don't like this kitchen. It doesn't have granite countertops. I really want granite."

reds44
08-18-2010, 11:55 PM
Still not as bad as the people on House Hunters who rehearse their lines...

"Oh, I don't like this kitchen. It doesn't have granite countertops. I really want granite."
That's what happens when you watch House Hunters...

jesusfan
08-18-2010, 11:55 PM
3-1 Good guys after 4..

Kc61
08-18-2010, 11:55 PM
GO to Phillips. Another good inning by Volquez.

reds44
08-18-2010, 11:56 PM
73 pitches thru 4.

jesusfan
08-18-2010, 11:56 PM
That's what happens when you watch House Hunters...

I'll take up for him.. When you have a wife you really have no option sometimes ... lol

11larkin11
08-18-2010, 11:56 PM
Volquez with the K on a beautiful off speed pitch.

His control needs work, but V has tremendous stuff.

Which is why I want him in a playoff game. He may not go deep, but he won't allow runs either. He has the stuff to keep the other team off the board for 5 or 6 innings easily. Thats why I'm up for the Volquez/Wood pony.

kaldaniels
08-18-2010, 11:56 PM
73 pitches thru 4.

Give me a solid 6 and I'm pleased.

RedsManRick
08-18-2010, 11:56 PM
Was that strike 2 pitch a foul?

Tornon
08-18-2010, 11:57 PM
Was that strike 2 pitch a foul?

I believe so.. either that or Adam LaRoche was really lazy at first

reds44
08-18-2010, 11:57 PM
Was that strike 2 pitch a foul?
Gameday says yes.

jesusfan
08-18-2010, 11:58 PM
Stubbs smashes it for a single..

Kc61
08-18-2010, 11:58 PM
Give me a solid 6 and I'm pleased.

Yes, particularly since Masset is rested.

VR
08-18-2010, 11:59 PM
3 sb's in 2 months for Stubby.

11larkin11
08-19-2010, 12:00 AM
3 sb's in 2 months for Stubby.

He's never gonna steal 100 bases at that pace!

Sorry, Taveras flashback.