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Redsfan320
08-27-2010, 04:08 PM
Bruce 9
Valaika 4
Votto 3
Rolen 5
Gomes 7
Hernandez 2
Stubbs 8
Janish 6
Cueto 1

BP not in line up. 1st start for Chrissy. I really don't like Bruce leading off. Gomes in lineup also after good day Wednesday, but bad 3 months.

I'll probably do some PBP.

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Homer Bailey
08-27-2010, 04:15 PM
I'm not sure why anyone expects Gomes to not be in the lineup vs. a lefty. He will be for the rest of the entire season, if I were to guess.

WVRedsFan
08-27-2010, 04:18 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.

lollipopcurve
08-27-2010, 04:26 PM
Really glad to see Valaika get a start.

membengal
08-27-2010, 04:29 PM
Dusty thinking outside the box with that line-up.

"A" for effort from Dusty. I like it.

RichRed
08-27-2010, 04:37 PM
Dusty thinking outside the box with that line-up.

"A" for effort from Dusty. I like it.

I kinda do too. Maybe trying to get Bruce to shorten his swing against a lefty by batting him leadoff? Who knows, but I'm intrigued.

Cedric
08-27-2010, 04:38 PM
Don't mind that lineup. It's probably the best you can do with those eight.

Chip R
08-27-2010, 04:39 PM
Shocked Cairo isn't starting at 2nd.

Bumstead
08-27-2010, 04:51 PM
Yeah, Cairo deserves the starts when Phillips is out. He's played well and he could even bat at the top of the order with his .357 OBP...but alas, why do something that makes sense? I would rather Janish bat up near the top if Valaika is playing, it's not like Valaika gets on base...

I don't get Bruce batting first or 6th...he should bat 5th behind Rolen everyday all day. We need to win these games, we don't need to give Valaika any time out there and definitely not at the top of the order.

kbrake
08-27-2010, 04:53 PM
There have been a few games this year I've clicked on the game thread and thought someone was playing a joke cause no way Dusty actually came up with that. Today is one of those days.

Cedric
08-27-2010, 04:53 PM
When will the Cubs lineup be out?

Homer Bailey
08-27-2010, 05:00 PM
DeWitt 2B
Castro SS
Byrd CF
Ramirez 3B
Nady 1B
Colvin RF
Soriano LF
Soto C
Gorzelanny P

PuffyPig
08-27-2010, 05:03 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.

Gorzelany is much worse against lefties than righties.

Bruce has a 1.159 OPS.

Also Valika is quite a bit better vs. LF pitching than RH, and OPS over .900.

Bumstead
08-27-2010, 05:06 PM
Gorzelany is much worse against lefties than righties.

Bruce has a 1.159 OPS.

So he bats 1st? Is that in case Cueto gets on? I'm sorry, I don't get it.

Bumstead
08-27-2010, 05:08 PM
Soriano bats 7th for $17M...wow! I think the cubs are in trouble for a number of years barring outright releases of a few players.

edabbs44
08-27-2010, 05:33 PM
My guess is that Cincy feels like this game is a lock no matter who plays 2b so they'd rather take the opportunity to see what Valaika can do.

reds44
08-27-2010, 05:40 PM
There have been a few games this year I've clicked on the game thread and thought someone was playing a joke cause no way Dusty actually came up with that. Today is one of those days.
I honestly thought somebody bumped a spring training thread when I saw the lineup. I don't have a problem with it, but it just looks odd.

membengal
08-27-2010, 05:40 PM
My guess is that Cincy feels like this game is a lock no matter who plays 2b so they'd rather take the opportunity to see what Valaika can do.

lol

Give me a break.

kaldaniels
08-27-2010, 05:42 PM
You want to draw people into this thread...put "Bruce leading off" in the title.

Interesting is the only word I can come up with right now.

HeatherC1212
08-27-2010, 05:47 PM
This is SO going to be one of those games where the 'weird' lineup somehow puts up about sixteen runs, LOL :laugh: :p:

Kc61
08-27-2010, 05:47 PM
I would play Cairo and have him lead off.

PuffyPig
08-27-2010, 06:12 PM
My guess is that Cincy feels like this game is a lock no matter who plays 2b so they'd rather take the opportunity to see what Valaika can do.

If Cincy thinks this or any other game is a lock they will not make the playoffs.

There is no such thing as a lock in baseball when the Pirates beat Wainwright.

The Reds have huge trouble with Gorzelany.

membengal
08-27-2010, 06:14 PM
If Cincy thinks this or any other game is a lock they will not make the playoffs.

There is no such thing as a lock in baseball when the Pirates beat Wainwright.

The Reds have huge trouble with Gorzelany.

Indeed.

oneupper
08-27-2010, 06:15 PM
Like the lineup. Dusty put some thought into it.
Forces Bruce to settle down. Valaika is a contact guy, batting second might be a good place for him to make his first start, rather than leadoff.

In any case, this one's on Cueto mostly. He needs to bounce back.

edabbs44
08-27-2010, 06:24 PM
If Cincy thinks this or any other game is a lock they will not make the playoffs.

There is no such thing as a lock in baseball when the Pirates beat Wainwright.

The Reds have huge trouble with Gorzelany.

Maybe I should reword...maybe they think that this game will likely not come down to who plays 2b and want to see what they have in Valaika. I've noted a few games in the past where it seemed like they have confidence in the matchup and did something unorthodox with the lineup.

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 06:40 PM
This is SO going to be one of those games where the 'weird' lineup somehow puts up about sixteen runs, LOL :laugh: :p:

This is what I was thinking too. It never seems to fail that when we see one of those really strange lineups...it goes nuts.

Homer Bailey
08-27-2010, 07:15 PM
Reds are pretty strong favorites tonight (-173).

Homer Bailey
08-27-2010, 07:18 PM
Odds that the Reds will be 3 games down after tonight are 3.3-1 (according to sportsbook, via a Cubs/Cards parlay).

edabbs44
08-27-2010, 07:22 PM
Reds are pretty strong favorites tonight (-173).

http://vectortuts.s3.amazonaws.com/tuts/18_Lock_Icon/lock_final.jpg

:)

edabbs44
08-27-2010, 07:25 PM
Odds that the Reds will be 3 games down after tonight are 3.3-1 (according to sportsbook, via a Cubs/Cards parlay).

$100 gets you $330? Not a bad wager.

PuffyPig
08-27-2010, 07:32 PM
Odds that the Reds will be 3 games down after tonight are 3.3-1 (according to sportsbook, via a Cubs/Cards parlay).

If you assumed that the Cards and Reds games are each 50/50 chances, the mathematical odds of either the Cards gaining a game, or us gaining a game, would each be 3-1. No one gaining would be 2-1.

RedsMan3203
08-27-2010, 07:34 PM
This is SO going to be one of those games where the 'weird' lineup somehow puts up about sixteen runs, LOL :laugh: :p:

I'm sure they'll be hitless now.... :cool:

Redsfan320
08-27-2010, 07:39 PM
FSO-HD has no sound on Time Warner. MLBN-HD not working at all either. :angry::angry::angry:

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Homer Bailey
08-27-2010, 07:48 PM
If you assumed that the Cards and Reds games are each 50/50 chances, the mathematical odds of either the Cards gaining a game, or us gaining a game, would each be 3-1. No one gaining would be 2-1.

Not sure what you're going for. All I'm saying is the Cards are strong favorites, and the Cubs are dogs. If you parlay them tonight, you get 3.3/1.

Tornon
08-27-2010, 07:54 PM
FSO-HD has no sound on Time Warner. MLBN-HD not working at all either. :angry::angry::angry:

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Both channels are working fine for me on TW

kaldaniels
08-27-2010, 08:05 PM
If you assumed that the Cards and Reds games are each 50/50 chances, the mathematical odds of either the Cards gaining a game, or us gaining a game, would each be 3-1. No one gaining would be 2-1.

nm...but something doesn't jive with the 3-1 and 2-1 odds to me. I think its that if you are using odds to display probability...the odds of no one gaining should be 1-1.

Homer Bailey
08-27-2010, 08:06 PM
Whats up with the pathetic crowd tonight??

nate
08-27-2010, 08:11 PM
Chat is open and non-pathetic!

Err...usually!

:cool:

Redsfan320
08-27-2010, 08:11 PM
We are go
DeWitt up

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Tornon
08-27-2010, 08:11 PM
They described the Reds uniforms.. they described the Cubs uniforms.. I've never heard an announcer describe the umpires' uniforms before

Redsfan320
08-27-2010, 08:12 PM
K (swinging)
1 out
Castro up

Good start!

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Redsfan320
08-27-2010, 08:13 PM
K (swinging)
2 out
Byrd up

Yeah, baby!

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GAC
08-27-2010, 08:13 PM
chat is open :beerme:

Tornon
08-27-2010, 08:14 PM
Cueto's got a bit of jump on his fastball so far

Redsfan320
08-27-2010, 08:15 PM
1B
Runner on 1st
2 out
Ramirez up

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Redsfan320
08-27-2010, 08:15 PM
Cards lead 1-0 in the 1st on a Pujols homer.

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Gallen5862
08-27-2010, 08:16 PM
I am getting the Reds game on WGN. Maybe that channel will have sound for you redsfan 320.

VR
08-27-2010, 08:16 PM
Cowboy is just nails w/ his Cueto assessment.

The fact that he observed Cueto's delivery flaw when he was warming up in SF was a great point.....I'm assuming Price knew about it. Hopefully.

Redsfan320
08-27-2010, 08:16 PM
I am getting the Reds game on WGN. Maybe that channel will have sound for you redsfan 320.

Thanks, but the sound came on for FSO-HD. :)

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Redsfan320
08-27-2010, 08:17 PM
9
3 out
Top of 1st over
Bruce up

0-0

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_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 08:18 PM
Cueto looking solid. We definitely need him to bounce back to form after that last outing.

CrackerJack
08-27-2010, 08:19 PM
I am getting the Reds game on WGN. Maybe that channel will have sound for you redsfan 320.

Thanks for the heads up - my $12 basic cable gets WGN and there it is. First game I've been able to watch at home as a local this year.

Gallen5862
08-27-2010, 08:21 PM
YW Crackerjack. I am glad you get to see the game. Hopefully it will be a huge Reds victory.

Tornon
08-27-2010, 08:21 PM
Hmm.. Jay taking on the role as a pesky leadoff hitter

VR
08-27-2010, 08:22 PM
Jay lookin like a leadoff hitter....seeing 8 pitches and drawing the walk

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 08:22 PM
Solid ab here from Jay thus far. But he's been swinging a good bat of late. And with that...the walk.

Redsfan320
08-27-2010, 08:23 PM
BB
Runner on 1st
0 out
Valaika up

Wow... just a great AB from Bruce... now let's see if Valaika can get it done.

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The Voice of IH
08-27-2010, 08:23 PM
Great at bat there by Bruce, now lets go kid

VR
08-27-2010, 08:23 PM
Valaika looks like a ballplayer. That means he'll come up big here. I just know it.

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 08:23 PM
Bruce not getting a very good read on Gorzy. Heading back towards the bag on each pitch.

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 08:24 PM
Ugh...I hate it when I'm right.

Swing & miss on a hit & run....sorry, that's on Valaika, not Jay there.

Redsfan320
08-27-2010, 08:25 PM
CS 1-2-4-3-6 (Between 1 and 2)
1 out
Valaika (still) up

Wow.

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Homer Bailey
08-27-2010, 08:25 PM
Seriously Dusty? Why have guys running with Votto on the on deck circle. That was beyond dumb.

The Voice of IH
08-27-2010, 08:25 PM
hmmmmm surprised that dusty would do that with a guy making his first start in the bigs...

Tornon
08-27-2010, 08:26 PM
17 pitches for Gorzo already

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 08:26 PM
Valaika! Double thru the RF gap!

The Voice of IH
08-27-2010, 08:26 PM
Cubs announcer breaking news, Reds would not be where they are without Votto.

Redsfan320
08-27-2010, 08:26 PM
2B
Runner on 2nd
1 out
Votto up

Congrats for Chrissy... but what could have been

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VR
08-27-2010, 08:27 PM
17 pitches for Gorzo already

One of my favorite things is a high pitch count for the starting pitcher on the 1st game of a series. Can wreak havoc for the weekend.


Valaika. I just KNEW it :cool:

Tornon
08-27-2010, 08:27 PM
JV!

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 08:27 PM
M

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!


Single to right for Votto. 1-0 Redlegs.

"could've walked him, could've DRILLED him after some of the things he said at the ASB" -cubs announcers on Votto after his RBI.

The Voice of IH
08-27-2010, 08:28 PM
oh yea, Reds going to ruff them up tonight.

Homer Bailey
08-27-2010, 08:28 PM
The guy is just ridiculous.

Redsfan320
08-27-2010, 08:28 PM
1B
2B->H, R/ Valaika
Runner on 1st
1 out
Rolen up

SCORE CHANGE: 1-0, Reds

MVP! MVP! MVP!

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CrackerJack
08-27-2010, 08:28 PM
Even lefties can't get away with that flat pitch to Votto.

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 08:29 PM
6-4-3 dp to end the inning.

Redsfan320
08-27-2010, 08:29 PM
DP 6-4-3
DP5 6-4-3 (2)/ Votto
3 out
Bottom of 1st over
Nady up

1-0, Reds

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The Voice of IH
08-27-2010, 08:30 PM
who is the Cubs color announcer??? He just said that he would have perferd the cubs to nail Votto for his comments during the all star break then pitch to him. It was funny when he said it.

Tornon
08-27-2010, 08:30 PM
who is the Cubs color announcer??? He just said that he would have perferd the cubs to nail Votto for his comments during the all star break then pitch to him. It was funny when he said it.

Bob Brenley?

RedsManRick
08-27-2010, 08:31 PM
Baker just can't resist the urge to play small-ball, can he? Nothing like playing for 1 run in the first...

And I love Bruce batting higher in the order since he's calmed down (the Edmonds influence supposedly). The kid crushes the ball when he makes contact. A little less chasing out of the zone and his production could sky rocket.

Redsfan320
08-27-2010, 08:32 PM
1B
Runner on 1st
0 out
Colvin up

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RedsMan3203
08-27-2010, 08:32 PM
Janish would of gotten to that...

Oh wait..... :)

Redsfan320
08-27-2010, 08:33 PM
Fo5
1 out
Runner on 1st
Soriano up

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Tornon
08-27-2010, 08:33 PM
Soriano has owned Cueto..

Redsfan320
08-27-2010, 08:34 PM
9
2 out
Runner on 1st
Soto up

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_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 08:36 PM
I'm liking this quicker working Cueto. I don't think I've seen him pitch this quickly all year.

Redsfan320
08-27-2010, 08:36 PM
Fo3
3 out
Top of 2nd over
Gomes up

1-0, Reds

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_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 08:40 PM
Does anybody hit higher infield popups than Gomes?

Redsfan320
08-27-2010, 08:40 PM
Fo5
1 out
Hernandez up

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Redsfan320
08-27-2010, 08:41 PM
4-3
2 out
Stubbs up

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_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 08:42 PM
Solid double to left center for Stubbs. He's really played well against the Cubbies.

RedsMan3203
08-27-2010, 08:42 PM
This just in... Stubbs is fast.

Redsfan320
08-27-2010, 08:42 PM
GR2B
2 out
Runner on 1st
Janish up

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Tornon
08-27-2010, 08:42 PM
Stubbs loves the Cubs

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 08:43 PM
Crud. Tapper to the mound from Janish to end the inning.

Redsfan320
08-27-2010, 08:44 PM
1-3
3 out
Bottom of 1st over
Gorzelanny up

1-0, Reds

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Redsfan320
08-27-2010, 08:45 PM
The 3rd will be my last inning of PBP

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Tornon
08-27-2010, 08:47 PM
DeWitt with a nice dive into first on a single to right

Redsfan320
08-27-2010, 08:48 PM
1B
Runner on 1st
0 out
Castro up

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Tornon
08-27-2010, 08:48 PM
1B
Runner on 1st
0 out
Castro up

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There's 1 out

OesterPoster
08-27-2010, 08:48 PM
The ol' 1-6-3.

Brutus
08-27-2010, 08:49 PM
Baker just can't resist the urge to play small-ball, can he? Nothing like playing for 1 run in the first...

And I love Bruce batting higher in the order since he's calmed down (the Edmonds influence supposedly). The kid crushes the ball when he makes contact. A little less chasing out of the zone and his production could sky rocket.

In this case, playing hit-and-run in that situation, in my opinion, isn't really just playing for one run. You greatly reduce your chances of having a rally-killing double-play with a successful hit-and-run. I think you could make an argument, in that case, that you're actually playing for a chance at a bigger inning.

Redsfan320
08-27-2010, 08:49 PM
There's 1 out

Oh, ok.

DP 1-6-3
DP6 1-6-3 (2)/ DeWitt
3 out
Top of 3rd over
Cueto up

1-0, Reds

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_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 08:50 PM
In this case, playing hit-and-run in that situation, in my opinion, isn't really just playing for one run. You greatly reduce your chances of having a rally-killing double-play with a successful hit-and-run. I think you could make an argument, in that case, that you're actually playing for a chance at a bigger inning.

agreed. its aggressive early and I like it.

kaldaniels
08-27-2010, 08:51 PM
Not perfect on the DP by Cueto by any stretch, but hopefully he will really learn that fielding your position well can really help you out. Nice job Johnny.

Redsfan320
08-27-2010, 08:52 PM
K (called)
1 out
Bruce up

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Brutus
08-27-2010, 08:52 PM
The Nats have gotten themselves into a bit of a pickle in the 3rd. The pitcher Garcia reached on a leadoff error. Then a base hit by Allen Craig has runners at 1st & 2nd with no outs... Jon Jay the batter and Pujols on deck.

Brutus
08-27-2010, 08:52 PM
And as I typed that, Pudge just had a throwing error to second... Garcia to third with no outs.

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 08:53 PM
:jump: BRUUUUUUUUCEE

RedsMan3203
08-27-2010, 08:53 PM
Bruce Bomb!!!!!!!!!

:jump:

mth123
08-27-2010, 08:53 PM
Bruuuuuuuce

OesterPoster
08-27-2010, 08:53 PM
Bruuuuce!!!

kaldaniels
08-27-2010, 08:53 PM
agreed. its aggressive early and I like it.

Agreed. Whatever your opinion on the playcall was, I don't see how in the least bit how you can take a swipe at Dusty for it.

Nice HR Jay!!!

Homer Bailey
08-27-2010, 08:53 PM
I thought Bruce looked lost vs. lefties? Had no chance?

Swear I read that in every game thread.


BRUUUUUUUCE

Redsfan320
08-27-2010, 08:53 PM
HR, RBI, R
1 out
Valaika up

SCORE CHANGE: 2-0, Reds

BRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCE!!!!!!!!!!

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Brutus
08-27-2010, 08:53 PM
Dusty might be on to something with this Bruce thing at the top of the lineup.

Redsfan320
08-27-2010, 08:53 PM
6-3
2 out
Votto up

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RedsMan3203
08-27-2010, 08:54 PM
Bruce got 100% of that ball.... That was a DEEEEEP shot

Brutus
08-27-2010, 08:54 PM
Cards' take a 2-0 lead on a Jay single (almost the exact same time as the Bruce homer). Pujols up with two runners on and no outs.

kaldaniels
08-27-2010, 08:54 PM
The Nats have gotten themselves into a bit of a pickle in the 3rd. The pitcher Garcia reached on a leadoff error. Then a base hit by Allen Craig has runners at 1st & 2nd with no outs... Jon Jay the batter and Pujols on deck.

I suggest we just focus on the Reds tonight. I don't see the Cards giving one away to the Nats again...

Brutus
08-27-2010, 08:54 PM
Pujols grounds into a double play! Two outs.

Redsfan320
08-27-2010, 08:56 PM
4-3
3 out
Bottom of 3rd over
Byrd up

2-0, Reds

I'm out. Later,

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Brutus
08-27-2010, 08:57 PM
I suggest we just focus on the Reds tonight. I don't see the Cards giving one away to the Nats again...

I wouldn't be so sure, although the Nationals just committed their third error of the inning, allowing another run to score. So at this rate, they may be digging themselves too much a hole.

RedsMan3203
08-27-2010, 08:57 PM
I suggest we just focus on the Reds tonight. I don't see the Cards giving one away to the Nats again...

TY - Off days are fine... But lets focus on the Reds.... Lets do this!

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 08:57 PM
I'm feeding the baby, but I'll do some pbp in a bit.

Brutus
08-27-2010, 08:58 PM
TY - Off days are fine... But lets focus on the Reds.... Lets do this!

I don't see the big deal giving updates to what's going on with the Cardinals. Clearly, given there was a 300-post game thread about them yesterday, what they do is relevant.

kaldaniels
08-27-2010, 08:58 PM
I wouldn't be so sure, although the Nationals just committed their third error of the inning, allowing another run to score. So at this rate, they may be digging themselves too much a hole.

You forgot a dash at somepoint in your post Brutus....:D

Tornon
08-27-2010, 08:58 PM
Byrd Ks looking, 1 out

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 08:58 PM
K#4

RedsMan3203
08-27-2010, 08:59 PM
I don't see the big deal giving updates to what's going on with the Cardinals. Clearly, given there was a 300-post game thread about them yesterday, what they do is relevant.

To a point, but lets not do it like we did it last night...

Going to be a 1000 post GT and hard to follow!

Tornon
08-27-2010, 08:59 PM
Ramirez flies to right, 2 out

Brutus
08-27-2010, 09:00 PM
To a point, but lets not do it like we did it last night...

Going to be a 1000 post GT and hard to follow!

Believe me, I have no intentions (or the energy) to account for every single action that happens in that game. But scoring chances I think are noteworthy.

Brutus
08-27-2010, 09:00 PM
You forgot a dash at somepoint in your post Brutus....:D

Weak moment, I guess.

:cool:

RedsMan3203
08-27-2010, 09:01 PM
Should or Shouldn't Cueto be on the bump against the Cards coming up?

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:01 PM
Nady lines a single by Votto

VR
08-27-2010, 09:02 PM
Should or Shouldn't Cueto be on the bump against the Cards coming up?

Without question...if his turn is up.

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:02 PM
Cueto allowing 1 hit an inning. As long as he stays away from the bb's, I can live with that.

kaldaniels
08-27-2010, 09:03 PM
Should or Shouldn't Cueto be on the bump against the Cards coming up?

Not savvy enough yet....I don't like it.

RedsMan3203
08-27-2010, 09:03 PM
Without question...if his turn is up.

Okay, lets re-ask that...

Should Baker re-work the rotation to get Cueto on the bump in the Cards series?

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:03 PM
Why didn't Razor try to tag there?

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:03 PM
Colvin lines one that Bruce takes a bad route to, Nady comes around to score as Hernandez drops the ball with Nady trying to score. Colvin ends up at 3rd, 2-1 Reds

VR
08-27-2010, 09:04 PM
That was not too cool....should have been an easy out.

I think Razor dropped it

Brutus
08-27-2010, 09:04 PM
Without question...if his turn is up.

If it's within a day, I would tweak it to get him in there against St. Louis. It will be a rather important series, and the Reds should, if it all feasible, get their best in there to face the Cardinals. You know the Cards will have all three of their guys going.

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:04 PM
I sure didn't see a drop.

VR
08-27-2010, 09:05 PM
Okay, lets re-ask that...

Should Baker re-work the rotation to get Cueto on the bump in the Cards series?

If it's within reason...I'd be ok with it. 3 days or 6 days rest....no.

membengal
08-27-2010, 09:05 PM
Okay, lets re-ask that...

Should Baker re-work the rotation to get Cueto on the bump in the Cards series?

I wouldn't.

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:05 PM
I sure didn't see a drop.

He did, it dropped right onto the foul line

RedsMan3203
08-27-2010, 09:05 PM
I sure didn't see a drop.

Ball ended up on the chalk, it was pretty well blended in...

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:05 PM
Soriano Ks swinging, 2-1 Reds middle of 4

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:06 PM
ok. thanks guys.

Homer Bailey
08-27-2010, 09:06 PM
Throw was off line. Poor throw from Valaika there. Would have loved to see Janish gun that one.

VR
08-27-2010, 09:06 PM
Colvin with the first hard hit ball tonight.....3 others just out of the reach.


As Thom said.....1st time can remember a grounder getting through Bruce and Stubby to the wall this year. I'm sure it's happened....but man, we're spoiled w/ these guys.

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:07 PM
In other news, Jose Bautista just hit his 42nd homer of the year.. I can't say I saw this year coming from him

Brutus
08-27-2010, 09:07 PM
Colvin with the first hard hit ball tonight.....3 others just out of the reach.


As Thom said.....1st time can remember a grounder getting through Bruce and Stubby to the wall this year. I'm sure it's happened....but man, we're spoiled w/ these guys.

It's like throwing cheeseburgers past Charlie Weiss.

VR
08-27-2010, 09:08 PM
Houdini Garcia at work again.

7 baserunners, 2 2/3 innings so far, no runs.

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:08 PM
Rolen lines to left, 1 out

Brutus
08-27-2010, 09:09 PM
Houdini Garcia at work again.

7 baserunners, 2 2/3 innings so far, no runs.

Yep. Just left the bases loaded in the third. 3-0 still

Homer Bailey
08-27-2010, 09:09 PM
Calling a Gomes bomb here.

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:10 PM
Gomes pops to shallow center, 2 out

VR
08-27-2010, 09:10 PM
In other news, Jose Bautista just hit his 42nd homer of the year.. I can't say I saw this year coming from him

Jose Bautista is spanish for 'Brady Anderson'

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:11 PM
Hernandez flies to the warning track in right, 2-1 Reds after 4

VR
08-27-2010, 09:12 PM
Calling a Gomes bomb here.

When one of his popups makes it to the outfield....it almost feels like a homerun. Seriously.

RedsMan3203
08-27-2010, 09:12 PM
Yep. Just left the bases loaded in the third. 3-0 still

Garcia up to 54 pitches through 3 IP. Faster the Nats get into the pen the better it gets at this point...

mth123
08-27-2010, 09:13 PM
Jose Bautista is spanish for 'Brady Anderson'

:laugh::laugh::laugh:

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:15 PM
Soto grounds to short, 1 out

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:16 PM
Gorzelanny Ks swinging on 3 pitches, 2 out

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:16 PM
KKKKKK

VR
08-27-2010, 09:17 PM
Way to finish him Johnny.....

Get a quick 3rd out here

RedsMan3203
08-27-2010, 09:17 PM
Whats the guess on attendance tonight?

I'm going with... 32,350

VR
08-27-2010, 09:18 PM
Cueto hasn't struck out more than 6 in a game since May.....when he had his only 4 games over 6......7/7/8/9. None in April.


I find that odd.

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:19 PM
DeWitt pops to third, 2-1 Reds middle of 5

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:19 PM
Cueto hasn't struck out more than 6 in a game since May.....when he had his only 4 games over 6......7/7/8/9. None in April.


I find that odd.

With this defense, pitching to contact isn't a bad idea.

Homer Bailey
08-27-2010, 09:19 PM
Man I LOVE seeing Cueto throw that change up there.

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:21 PM
Alright, let's stretch this lead here.

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:22 PM
Stubbs up. Janish & Cueto due up next.

RedsMan3203
08-27-2010, 09:23 PM
Stubbs up. Janish & Cueto due up next.

Janish and Cueto due up next? What is one going to hit left handed the other right? And they gonna try to get some contact on the ball? 1 swing high the other low?

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:23 PM
Stubbs lines a double by a diving Ramirez

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:23 PM
Stubbs with a SHOT down the line. 2nd double of the night. I love it!

RedsMan3203
08-27-2010, 09:23 PM
Stubbs lines a double by a diving Ramirez

Do you have the game on the radio?

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:24 PM
Do you have the game on the radio?

Radio & TV, why?

RedsMan3203
08-27-2010, 09:24 PM
Radio & TV, why?

You are always posting what happens on the play as the play goes on... Like I saw your post as the ball was going by 3rd base...

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:25 PM
Stubbs swipes 3rd

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:25 PM
Janish walks on 4 pitches

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:25 PM
Janish takes the walk.

oneupper
08-27-2010, 09:26 PM
Can someone tell Baker not to bunt here. Please.

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:27 PM
Not exactly a text-book bunt there, but it worked.

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:27 PM
You are always posting what happens on the play as the play goes on... Like I saw your post as the ball was going by 3rd base...

Some stations are quicker than others, and i try to keep up with my speed :cool:

Cueto with a sac bunt, Stubbs still at 3rd. 2nd & 3rd, 1 out

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:27 PM
Bruce goes yard!! 5-1 Reds

Homer Bailey
08-27-2010, 09:27 PM
BRUCE!!!!!!!!!!

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:27 PM
:jump: BRUCE ALMIGHTY!!!! What a dinger!

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

:jump: :jump: :jump:

edabbs44
08-27-2010, 09:27 PM
bomb

oneupper
08-27-2010, 09:27 PM
5-1

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:27 PM
Why are all the fans booing? :O)

Red in Chicago
08-27-2010, 09:27 PM
OH MY!!!!!!

Homer Bailey
08-27-2010, 09:28 PM
Imagine if Bruce wasn't lost vs. lefties?

Homer Bailey
08-27-2010, 09:28 PM
Why are all the fans booing? :O)

They're not booing, they're sayi-


Oh i see what you did there.

Redsfan320
08-27-2010, 09:28 PM
Bruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuec e!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah baby!!!!!!!

320

VR
08-27-2010, 09:29 PM
The boy, and I mean boy, has power.

RedsMan3203
08-27-2010, 09:29 PM
You know, I can't believe Bruce isn't a team player... He could of just hit a single to leave some people on base for Joey Votto...

Bruce is selfish...

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:29 PM
*grin* I'm glad the boys were listening to me at the start of the inning.

OldRightHander
08-27-2010, 09:29 PM
http://www.magicdragon.com/Wallace/ambruce.gif

Mario-Rijo
08-27-2010, 09:29 PM
The Reds F.O. is highly fortunate this is coming so late in the season, they better sign him long term this offseason or it's gonna be cost prohibitive to get him and Votto under contract for the next 5-6 years.

If they do it now they can maybe pull it off without it costing us a fortune.

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:30 PM
Valaika!! gone! 6-1 REds

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:30 PM
Valaika! :jump: GONE!

RedsMan3203
08-27-2010, 09:30 PM
V-BOMB!

:jump:

VR
08-27-2010, 09:30 PM
Valaika doesn't get cheated on his swings......then connects on a bomb.

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:31 PM
No! Don't pull Gorzelany!!! He's doing GREAT! *grin*

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:31 PM
Tom Gorzelanny was the opposing pitcher in Bruce's MLB debut, wasn't he?

Redsfan320
08-27-2010, 09:31 PM
Valaika!!!!!!!!

Congrats!!!!!!!!

Kill the cubs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

320

VR
08-27-2010, 09:31 PM
I just see the faces of the visiting team in Washington as they see the scoreboard updates.

I like it.

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:32 PM
Votto lines to left, 2 out

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:32 PM
Votto with a fly out to left. 2 straight outs from Votto. Time to bench the bum.

BCubb2003
08-27-2010, 09:33 PM
Votto lines to left, 2 out

He didn't want to kill any more rallies.

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:33 PM
Close. Just foul...close to a GRD.

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:33 PM
Rolen pops out in foul territory, 6-1 Reds after 5

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:34 PM
Well, THAT was a fun inning. Let's do that again.

PuffyPig
08-27-2010, 09:34 PM
It make the first two spots black holes.

4 runs, 5 RBI's and 3 HR's from the black holes.....

You may want to spank that fact checker of yours.....

Bruce has a 10 pitch walk and 2 HR's...

TheNext44
08-27-2010, 09:35 PM
Hey Mods, Boss,

I was wondering if I could change my username? Is JayBruce32 taken? ;)

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:36 PM
Castro grounds up the middle, nice play by Valaika, 1 out

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:36 PM
Nice play there from Valiaka.

BCubb2003
08-27-2010, 09:37 PM
Looks like Bruce is having trouble with the concept of batting leadoff.

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:37 PM
Byrd grounds a single to right

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:38 PM
Ramirez flies to right on the warning track, 2 out

The Voice of IH
08-27-2010, 09:38 PM
Looks like Bruce is having trouble with the concept of batting leadoff.

awesome :D

VR
08-27-2010, 09:38 PM
I'm understanding of Omar Infante's nice batting average.....but I don't think he maintains that as a starter. No way, no how.

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:39 PM
Nady grounds to third, 6-1 Reds middle of 6

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:41 PM
I'm understanding of Omar Infante's nice batting average.....but I don't think he maintains that as a starter. No way, no how.

Less than 40 games left. All it'll take is a moderately hot streak. Over the long haul of a full season, I'd agree completely...but < 40 games?

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:41 PM
Thomas Diamond on the bump. Now that's a good solid baseball name there.

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:42 PM
Gomes with a check swing roller to the pitcher.. at least it wasn't a popup. 1 out

RedsMan3203
08-27-2010, 09:43 PM
Ctrent just tweeted that Mo Egger caught Valaika's HR and returned it to the kid...

VR
08-27-2010, 09:43 PM
Less than 40 games left. All it'll take is a moderately hot streak. Over the long haul of a full season, I'd agree completely...but < 40 games?

He's had his hot streak...he's a .275 career hitter. Regression to the mean will not be kind to Omar.

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:45 PM
Hernandez Ks swinging, 2 out

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:45 PM
He's had his hot streak...he's a .275 career hitter. Regression to the mean will not be kind to Omar.

I'm not disagreeing...just saying it's not quite the automatic decline you'd think. In such a small stretch of games...it wouldn't take much to maintain it. And regardless of his career numbers, he's having a career year...so you've got to expect better than career numbers, right?

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:46 PM
Drew looks really comfortable up there tonight.

VR
08-27-2010, 09:46 PM
2 more baserunners for the Nats against Garcia. He gets out of it.

CTA513
08-27-2010, 09:46 PM
Ctrent just tweeted that Mo Egger caught Valaika's HR and returned it to the kid...



Chris Valaika's HR hit my wife's seat moments after she got up to pee. 3 minutes ago via ÜberTwitter
http://twitter.com/MoEgger1530/status/22311848139

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:47 PM
Stubbs takes a walk

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:48 PM
Stubbs steals second

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:48 PM
Stubbs with his 2nd swipe of the night

Does that make it 3 doubles on the night for him now? :O)

RedsMan3203
08-27-2010, 09:48 PM
Chris Valaika's HR hit my wife's seat moments after she got up to pee. 3 minutes ago via ÜberTwitter
http://twitter.com/MoEgger1530/status/22311848139

Are you pointing the tweet out, or implying you are Mo Egger? :p

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:48 PM
Janish Ks swinging on 3 pitches, 6-1 Reds after 6

VR
08-27-2010, 09:48 PM
I'm not disagreeing...just saying it's not quite the automatic decline you'd think. In such a small stretch of games...it wouldn't take much to maintain it. And regardless of his career numbers, he's having a career year...so you've got to expect better than career numbers, right?

Going from a 200 ab guy to a 500 ab guy ins't that easy. The grind is unkind in September in Atlanta.

You may be right Sir, but I think it's more fool's gold at this point.

CTA513
08-27-2010, 09:49 PM
Are you pointing the tweet out, or implying you are Mo Egger? :p

Pointing it out because of what he said.

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:51 PM
Cueto at 84 pitches

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:51 PM
Colvin Ks on 3 pitches, 1 out

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:52 PM
KKKKKKK

RedsManRick
08-27-2010, 09:54 PM
This fast working version Cueto is dynamite. He seems to be repeating his mechanics very well.

_Sir_Charles_
08-27-2010, 09:54 PM
This fast working version Cueto is dynamite. He seems to be repeating his mechanics very well.

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.

Tornon
08-27-2010, 09:54 PM
Soriano Ks swinging, 2 out