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_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 08:55 PM
KKKKKKKK

RedsMan3203
08-27-2010, 08:55 PM
I know. It's so refreshing to see him work so quickly. He's still falling off towards 1st too much for my tastes though.

Whatever works, works. I'm just glad I nabbed him in my fantasy league this year...

RedsManRick
08-27-2010, 08:55 PM
I know. It's so refreshing to see him work so quickly. He's still falling off towards 1st too much for my tastes though.

Agreed, but he's always gotten the tail on his fastball from that quick hip rotation. When he slows down he loses some velocity and it straightens out.

kaldaniels
08-27-2010, 08:56 PM
One of the best starts of Cuetos career people.

RedsMan3203
08-27-2010, 08:56 PM
One of the best starts of Cuetos career people.

How bout that 1 hitter in Pitt?

Tornon
08-27-2010, 08:56 PM
Soto lines to center, 6-1 Reds middle of 7

Tornon
08-27-2010, 08:57 PM
How bout that 1 hitter in Pitt?

He said one of, not THE best. And I have to agree with him

kaldaniels
08-27-2010, 08:57 PM
How bout that 1 hitter in Pitt?

Thats number one, never said it wasn't.

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 08:57 PM
Agreed, but he's always gotten the tail on his fastball from that quick hip rotation. When he slows down he loses some velocity and it straightens out.

Hmmm...I never knew that. Good to know.

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 08:58 PM
100 pitches for Johnny. One more?

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 08:59 PM
Scott Maine on the hill now for the Cubs making his MLB debut. I always find it hard to root against a kid making his debut....even a Cub.

kaldaniels
08-27-2010, 08:59 PM
100 pitches for Johnny. One more?

I say no. Let Logan have a go for the 8th.

RedsMan3203
08-27-2010, 09:00 PM
Cueto up for his AB.

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:00 PM
Well, he's hitting for himself...not that it means much.

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:00 PM
Cueto Ks swinging on 3 pitches, 1 out

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:00 PM
k

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:01 PM
Bruce gone!! 7-1 Reds

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:01 PM
NO WAY! :jump: BRUCE!

RedsMan3203
08-27-2010, 09:01 PM
Bruce BOMB!!! Again!

:jump:

RedsManRick
08-27-2010, 09:02 PM
Looks like somebody found his stroke. That should help the ol' OPS.

OldRightHander
08-27-2010, 09:02 PM
Bruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuce!!

edabbs44
08-27-2010, 09:02 PM
Locked in.

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:02 PM
Curtain call! :O)

CrackerJack
08-27-2010, 09:02 PM
Good for Bruce - seems very happy - he's endured this year.

RedsManRick
08-27-2010, 09:02 PM
Nothing cheap about any of those either. That's some real power there -- and with such a smooth swing.

Homer Bailey
08-27-2010, 09:03 PM
3 home runs, ALL OFF LEFTIES!

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:03 PM
Valaika bounces back to the mound, 2 out

BCubb2003
08-27-2010, 09:03 PM
Worst leadoff hitter ever.

Brutus
08-27-2010, 09:03 PM
UNCLE! Oh wait, wrong guy...

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:03 PM
3 home runs, ALL OFF LEFTIES!


This can't be pointed out enough. Off LEFTIES.

klw
08-27-2010, 09:03 PM
Bruce leading off against a lefty? It make make the first two spots black holes. I hope not, but that's the fear. Cueto had better be on. I'd like to build on that lead.

It looks like leadoff agrees with Mr. Bruce :p:

VR
08-27-2010, 09:04 PM
Meanwhile, in DC......Garcia has now allowed 12 baserunners through 5 1/3 innings....and has yet to give up a run. 12.

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:04 PM
Votto walks on 4 pitches

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:05 PM
Votto looked really fooled there. Dove out of the way and it was nearly a strike.

VR
08-27-2010, 09:05 PM
I wonder if they'll let Bruce stay up top of the lineup now.

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:05 PM
Rolen grounds to short, 7-1 Reds after 7

RedsMan3203
08-27-2010, 09:06 PM
Garica out of the game... to the pen goes The Great Tony... Baseloaded - 1 out

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:06 PM
Meanwhile, in DC......Garcia has now allowed 12 baserunners through 5 1/3 innings....and has yet to give up a run. 12.

Sheesh! 12? How many DP's turned. Must be quite a few.

Red in Chicago
08-27-2010, 09:06 PM
WGN showing lots of Bruce in the dugout. He's all smiles which is so nice to see.

VR
08-27-2010, 09:07 PM
Sheesh! 12? How many DP's turned. Must be quite a few.

just 1

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:08 PM
Cueto back out for the 8th. Short leash.

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:08 PM
Micah Hoffpauir pinch hitting

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:08 PM
just 1

Freaking Houdini.

RedsMan3203
08-27-2010, 09:09 PM
Boggs gets out of it... Still 3-0 Cards

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:09 PM
Hoffpauir flies to shallow right, 1 out

Red in Chicago
08-27-2010, 09:10 PM
Hope EV is taking notes on quick pitching tonight:p:

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:10 PM
DeWitt grounds to first, 2 out

RedsMan3203
08-27-2010, 09:10 PM
36219 at the game tonight..

Since no one else guessed, I'm the winner!

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:11 PM
Castro lines to right, 7-1 Reds middle of 8

Brutus
08-27-2010, 09:12 PM
36219 at the game tonight..

Since no one else guessed, I'm the winner!

Those sure are some shady rules you're playin' by lol

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:12 PM
1-2-3 for Cueto. Okay, NOW he's done. CG doesn't mean anything. It's not a shutout.

mth123
08-27-2010, 09:13 PM
Agree. Leave something in the tank for next time.

RedsMan3203
08-27-2010, 09:13 PM
Those sure are some shady rules you're playin' by lol

The whole place had a chance to play... I didn't see anyone else join in on the fun times...

UKFlounder
08-27-2010, 09:13 PM
Yep - 8 innings after the day off yesterday has provided help for the bullpen, but with 100+ pitches thrown, it's a good time to call it a day.

That was a really nice 8th inning by JC, though.


1-2-3 for Cueto. Okay, NOW he's done. CG doesn't mean anything. It's not a shutout.

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:14 PM
Marcos Mateo on to pitch

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:14 PM
I am SOOOO tired of all these freaking E.D. commercials. My 7 year old daughter asking me what an erection is doesn't exactly enhance my enjoyment of the game.

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:14 PM
The whole place had a chance to play... I didn't see anyone else join in on the fun times...

Of course you could also say you're the only one here who guessed WRONG. :cool:

VR
08-27-2010, 09:14 PM
I'm so glad I have the images of Griffey in right field out of my head. Bruce is a freak out there....and makes it look so easy.

Who's gettin work in the 9th?

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:15 PM
LeCure is warming up

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:15 PM
Gomes Ks looking, 1 out

RedsMan3203
08-27-2010, 09:15 PM
Of course you could also say you're the only one here who guessed WRONG. :cool:

Half Empty or Half Full... Depends on what side of the glass you look at...

I won! :thumbup:

VR
08-27-2010, 09:15 PM
Seriously, get Jonny some time off.

SirFelixCat
08-27-2010, 09:15 PM
Bruce leading off against a lefty? It make make the first two spots black holes. I hope not, but that's the fear. Cueto had better be on. I'd like to build on that lead.

:D

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:16 PM
I won! :thumbup:
And lost! :thumbdown Congrats! :p:

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:16 PM
Hernandez Ks swinging, 2 out

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:16 PM
Back to back K's from Mateo.

RedsMan3203
08-27-2010, 09:17 PM
And lost! :thumbdown Congrats! :p:

I'd rather be a winoser than a loser... :p

Homer Bailey
08-27-2010, 09:17 PM
I am SOOOO tired of all these freaking E.D. commercials. My 7 year old daughter asking me what an erection is doesn't exactly enhance my enjoyment of the game.

Pun intended? :D

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:17 PM
Stubbs Ks swinging, 7-1 Reds after 8

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:17 PM
Pun intended? :D

Not really. Probably just have that freaking word stuck in my head due to the repeating of the commercials over and over again.

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:18 PM
I'd rather be a winoser than a loser... :p

:D

UKFlounder
08-27-2010, 09:18 PM
I guess the use of that word was just a boner...:eek:


Not really. Probably just have that freaking word stuck in my head due to the repeating of them over and over again.

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:20 PM
LeCure is in

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:20 PM
I guess the use of that word was just a boner...:eek:

*shakes his head sadly* Yeah, I kinda walked into that one. I'm not dancing around this as well as I danced around my daughters question. :O)

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:21 PM
Byrd Ks swinging, 1 out

Brutus
08-27-2010, 09:21 PM
OK, for real now, it's time for the Nationals to get something going. Zimmerman draws a leadoff walk in the 7th. Still down 3-0

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:22 PM
Great job Johnny. :clap: Way to bounce back from that last outing. I love watching these kids grow up right before our eyes.

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:23 PM
Ramirez grounds to third, 2 out

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:23 PM
2 down.

RedsMan3203
08-27-2010, 09:24 PM
Everyone stand up ... starting yelling and clapping.... its the final out

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:24 PM
*stands up to clap in his living room* Let's end this!

VR
08-27-2010, 09:24 PM
By the way....after listening to Keels for the last couple of weeks....having Thom in the booth is like sweet nectar on a hot summer's night.

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:25 PM
Nady Ks checking his swing, Reds win 7-1!

mbgrayson
08-27-2010, 09:25 PM
That was easy. Reds win, 7-1, in two hours and 20 minutes.

Johnny Cueto and Jay Bruce star in this one....

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:25 PM
And this one belongs to the Reds!!!!

So, who do you give the game ball to? Valaika for his first dinger? Cueto for his great outing? Bruce for being Bruce?

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:25 PM
Very nice clean win

RedsMan3203
08-27-2010, 09:26 PM
That sure was a crummy lineup... ;)

REDS WIN!

Gallen5862
08-27-2010, 09:26 PM
"And This One Belongs To The First Place Reds."

VR
08-27-2010, 09:26 PM
Very nice clean win

Boring win. Nothing sweeter than a ho-hum 7-1, 2 hour 15 minute game.

My lovely bride gets her wish, off to the movies we go.

mth123
08-27-2010, 09:27 PM
Nice inning from Lecure. Might have kept him in the bigs for a while longer.

Mario-Rijo
08-27-2010, 09:27 PM
20 games over .500, that calls for a cold one! :beerme:

RedsMan3203
08-27-2010, 09:27 PM
20 games over .500, that calls for a cold one! :beerme:

Or 20?

Mario-Rijo
08-27-2010, 09:29 PM
Or 20?

Can't, have the big fantasy football draft live at 2:30 tomorrow. But a sixer doesn't sound too shabby!

The Voice of IH
08-27-2010, 09:29 PM
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Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:29 PM
Can't, have the big fantasy football draft live at 2:30 tomorrow. But a sixer doesn't sound too shabby!

why do you think they call it a fantasy football draft

Redsfan320
08-27-2010, 09:30 PM
By the way....after listening to Keels for the last couple of weeks....having Thom in the booth is like sweet nectar on a hot summer's night.

This

What dooo you know- Reds win!

320

VR
08-27-2010, 09:30 PM
39 runs now given up by the starters in the last 4 games.

VR
08-27-2010, 09:34 PM
Bruce not sounding like a 23 year old in the post game. Good stuff.

KoryMac5
08-27-2010, 09:40 PM
If Bruce gets hot this last month of the season the Reds are going to be in good shape. I was hoping for a bat at the deadline he may have been here the whole time.

Caveat Emperor
08-27-2010, 10:04 PM
It'd be nice to have a team that beats the best, but I'll settle for a team that seems to regularly win the games it should.

reds1869
08-27-2010, 10:32 PM
If Bruce gets hot this last month of the season the Reds are going to be in good shape. I was hoping for a bat at the deadline he may have been here the whole time.

I think you may be right. I was sitting on the third base line in left. Man, his shots looked majestic from there.

Tom Servo
08-27-2010, 10:43 PM
So Dusty's pretty much a genius, I suppose.

PuffyPig
08-27-2010, 11:23 PM
Bruce may have learned how to hit LH pitching tonight!!

His OPS vs. LH pitching entering the game was about .700, it now stands about .100 points higher (and better than against RH pitching).

reds44
08-27-2010, 11:34 PM
I know not everyone likes Thom, but after listening to Keels for that long, it was great to have him back. The games just seem bigger when he's calling them.

Degenerate39
08-27-2010, 11:47 PM
Didnt see the game so how far were Bruce's bombs?

HeatherC1212
08-27-2010, 11:50 PM
This is SO going to be one of those games where the 'weird' lineup somehow puts up about sixteen runs, LOL :laugh: :p:

Well, I was a little off in my previous post regarding the lineup's run total but they almost got halfway to my prediction! I think Jay was trying to do all the damage by himself tonight, LOL :laugh: :thumbup:

reds44
08-27-2010, 11:51 PM
Didnt see the game so how far were Bruce's bombs?
Not a cheapie in the bunch. All of them were halfway up the mood deck or higher.

kaldaniels
08-27-2010, 11:56 PM
Not a cheapie in the bunch. All of them were halfway up the mood deck or higher.

Wasn't he leading the league in no-doubter homers way back when? Add another 3 to his tally.

WVRedsFan
08-28-2010, 12:05 AM
Big night for Jay Bruce and Johnny Cueto. That's the kind of performance that is needed the rest of the way if the Reds are going to make the playoffs. Just super as the Reds move back to 20 over .500.

Of course, the Cardinals won with Pujols and Holliday (miraculous recoveries?) leading the way. We'd better sweep to stay ahead of them. And I think we will.

sabometrics
08-28-2010, 01:04 AM
Didnt see the game so how far were Bruce's bombs?

I think they're still coming down from the stratosphere. His first shot was above the tunnel in the right field stands, like 20-25 rows up (?). A colossal shot. The second was farther towards center, probably like 5-10 rows up. The last was closer to the line again and almost as long as the first. Truly impressive to watch from my vantage point behind the visitor's dugout. From there it just looks amazing when a lefty gets a hold of a ball like Jay did tonight.

Great game overall today, not a bad moment from beginning to end. Never seen so many boats on the river to watch a Friday night fireworks show. The game even had fans who were exiting excited enough to honk their horns. Love that atmosphere surrounding the park after a game. The pulse of the riverfront was very strong to say the least.

sabometrics
08-28-2010, 01:06 AM
Outside of some Adam Dunn monster blasts, a few Votto shots, and one Carlos Delgado shot off the smokestacks those were some of the most majestic shots I've seen a lefty hit in the GABP.

Matt700wlw
08-28-2010, 01:20 AM
Outside of some Adam Dunn monster blasts, a few Votto shots, and one Carlos Delgado shot off the smokestacks those were some of the most majestic shots I've seen a lefty hit in the GABP.

If Bruce could have muscled 6 more rows on his first one, it would have been right at me.

Hoosier Red
08-28-2010, 01:42 AM
If Bruce could have muscled 6 more rows on his first one, it would have been right at me.

Wuss. We should cut him.
;)

He can't even get it to your seats? Fraud.

Matt700wlw
08-28-2010, 02:11 AM
He's no good. :p:

Ron Madden
08-28-2010, 03:37 AM
I listened to the game at work tonight, just saw the three bombs from Jay Bruce on the MLB Network, I Love It!!!

Enjoyed hearing Jim Kelch doing PBP on 700 WLW again. Hope the Reds can sign him to a long term deal before another club snatches him away.

redsmetz
08-28-2010, 08:39 AM
Oh my, what a fun, fun game! One guy said to me that it was the first Reds Cubs game he'd been to where Reds fans outnumbered the Cubs' fans. And it was evident in that I didn't notice any boisterous crowd cheers for the Chicago team.

Bruuuuce! What more can you say? Again, Bruuuuce! And Jim Edmonds! If it's true, that Edmonds gave Bruce pointers and Jay's now mashing the ball, Jim Edmonds!!!

Only downside to the game? Paintsmered and Mrs. Paintsmered to be weren't found by the Kiss Cam! But on the plus side, we did get to see them after the game and admire the very nice ring she's wearing. Congrats again on the long term contract!

Redsfan320
08-28-2010, 09:12 AM
Tomorrow's hopeful lineup:

Bruce 9
Phillips 4
Votto 3
Rolen 5
Nix 7
Hernandez 2
Heisey 8
Janish 6
Arroyo 1

I would like this.

320

_Sir_Charles_
08-28-2010, 12:27 PM
Didnt see the game so how far were Bruce's bombs?

All of them were easily over 400 ft. I'd say in the 420-440 ranges. Legit shots.

But for me, it was the fact that they were all off of lefties that had me drooling.


~edit~ I found this quote on MLB.com

Bruce's home runs traveled an estimated 429, 411 and 404 feet, respectively.

_Sir_Charles_
08-28-2010, 12:29 PM
Only downside to the game? Paintsmered and Mrs. Paintsmered to be weren't found by the Kiss Cam! But on the plus side, we did get to see them after the game and admire the very nice ring she's wearing. Congrats again on the long term contract!

Hadn't heard that. Nice. Congrats Paintsmered! :beerme: