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CarolinaRedleg
09-20-2010, 05:08 PM
Brandon Phillips 2b
Orlando Cabrera ss
Joey Votto 1b
Scott Rolen 3b
Jonny Gomes lf
Drew Stubbs cf
Chris Heisey rf
Ryan Hanigan c
Homer Bailey p

Brutus
09-20-2010, 05:35 PM
At least Phillips can continue to build on his 8-for-63 September.

westofyou
09-20-2010, 05:47 PM
At least Phillips can continue to build on his 8-for-63 September.

Pennant Race, he ain't sitting for a rookie is probably the crutch of it (especially against a guy he has this line against .412/.412 /.647)

Brutus
09-20-2010, 05:54 PM
Pennant Race, he ain't sitting for a rookie is probably the crutch of it (especially against a guy he has this line against .412/.412 /.647)

True. It's kind of counterintuitive though to play a guy who is sucking the wind out of the leadoff spot in a pennant race. He's playing because they're in a pennant race, but right now that's the best reason not to play him. I truly believe he's not healthy, and if he's not able to produce, give him rest until he can. He may have a great line against Capuano, but he's not hitting anyone right now, which I think supersedes his previous work.

PuffyPig
09-20-2010, 06:22 PM
Phillips is at least starting to hit some line drives.

Players have always said that the only way to getout of a slump is to hit yourself out, and sititng him vs. a decent matchup isn't probbaly the way to go. Sit him vs. Gallardo. Sititng him yesterday vs. Myers would have made more sense.

Brutus
09-20-2010, 06:24 PM
Phillips is at least starting to hit some line drives.

Players have always said that the only way to getout of a slump is to hit yourself out, and sititng him vs. a decent matchup isn't probbaly the way to go. Sit him vs. Gallardo. Sititng him yesterday vs. Myers would have made more sense.

If you think this is just a slump, I would be more inclined to agree... although even slumps sometimes are better to have a day or two to sit and clear your mind. But I don't think this is a slump. He hasn't looked right since getting hit.

durl
09-20-2010, 07:54 PM
Who's pitching tomorrow? Perhaps it'll be better to sit Phillips after this game?

Redsfan320
09-20-2010, 08:00 PM
Who's pitching tomorrow?

Dave Bush (vs. Volquez)

320

Mario-Rijo
09-20-2010, 08:22 PM
If you think this is just a slump, I would be more inclined to agree... although even slumps sometimes are better to have a day or two to sit and clear your mind. But I don't think this is a slump. He hasn't looked right since getting hit.

He may be hurt it certainly is possible but IMO it is a slump and the cause is his approach, it's like he got hurt and became who he used to be out of spite or something.

Mario-Rijo
09-20-2010, 08:53 PM
Funny stuff. The Reds have a renewed fan as of late that being my 77 yr old Grandmother. She probably hasn't watched a half dozen games since 1990, she's proudly a fairweather fan. Even in '90 she probably only watched/listened to games because my grandfather (and myself of course, I lived with them) did. Anyway she has been following lately (since like early August or so) and she gripes like a newbie when they stink up the joint. She told me the other day that Willie Bloomquist is better than Joey Votto, "just look at his avg." she says. I think Bloomquist had like 6 PA's at that point. So I'm trying to explain to her in extreme lamens terms how that isn't so and of course I couldn't she is not very savvy with numbers. I should also mention that she is in love with Drew Stubbs....and Joey Votto and Jay Bruce and Nick Masset, Janish & probably a few others, she likes 'em tall, dark and handsome. But says Homer (ironically my now deceased grandfathers name) looks like a sick zombie with those dark circles under his eyes. Thinks he has some sort of incureable disease. So I guess the name isn't enough to cause her to appreciate the guy a little bit.

At any rate we were talking earlier and she tells me a bit ago that she's got to go she doesn't want to miss "Dugout Dope" (Reds Live). And of course I just got a kick out of it she is a very young and wiley 77 (more like 27) and has her own language sorta being from southern ohiA (Ironton).

Whenever she busts a new word out on me it gets me going but this one really was more than funny, it was cool, here me and grandma of all people are talking Reds baseball, who'd have thunk it. Winning baseball is more than just winning baseball isn't it!

I know this is long and in a game thread but I had to throw it in here, sorry guys.

blumj
09-20-2010, 09:03 PM
Just thought I'd mention since you're not underway yet, I'm watching Red Sox-Orioles, Dice-K and Matusz took a combined 60 pitches just to get through the 1st inning, the announcers were actually keeping track of the number of foul balls, somewhere in the 20's when I stopped paying attention.

blumj
09-20-2010, 09:05 PM
Funny stuff. The Reds have a renewed fan as of late that being my 77 yr old Grandmother. She probably hasn't watched a half dozen games since 1990, she's proudly a fairweather fan. Even in '90 she probably only watched/listened to games because my grandfather (and myself of course, I lived with them) did. Anyway she has been following lately (since like early August or so) and she gripes like a newbie when they stink up the joint. She told me the other day that Willie Bloomquist is better than Joey Votto, "just look at his avg." she says. I think Bloomquist had like 6 PA's at that point. So I'm trying to explain to her in extreme lamens terms how that isn't so and of course I couldn't she is not very savvy with numbers. I should also mention that she is in love with Drew Stubbs....and Joey Votto and Jay Bruce and Nick Masset, Janish & probably a few others, she likes 'em tall, dark and handsome. But says Homer (ironically my now deceased grandfathers name) looks like a sick zombie with those dark circles under his eyes. Thinks he has some sort of incureable disease. So I guess the name isn't enough to cause her to appreciate the guy a little bit.

At any rate we were talking earlier and she tells me a bit ago that she's got to go she doesn't want to miss "Dugout Dope" (Reds Live). And of course I just got a kick out of it she is a very young and wiley 77 (more like 27) and has her own language sorta being from southern ohiA (Ironton).

Whenever she busts a new word out on me it gets me going but this one really was more than funny, it was cool, here me and grandma of all people are talking Reds baseball, who'd have thunk it. Winning baseball is more than just winning baseball isn't it!

I know this is long and in a game thread but I had to throw it in here, sorry guys.

I've been told zombies are good luck today.

The Operator
09-20-2010, 09:09 PM
C'mon, Homer!


http://loadstorm.com/files/angry-homer.gif

Tornon
09-20-2010, 09:10 PM
Capuano on the mound + Joe West's crew = how many balks do we see tonight?

The Operator
09-20-2010, 09:11 PM
Capuano on the mound + Joe West's crew = how many balks do we see tonight?Joe West's crew this series? Ugh.

mbgrayson
09-20-2010, 09:12 PM
Why no Jay Bruce?


m_sheldon Partly b/c LHP is starting. And Heisey's biceps is better. -- RT @jamiewhited: why is heisey playing?

BCubb2003
09-20-2010, 09:12 PM
Brantley: "It can only be one of many things."

The Operator
09-20-2010, 09:12 PM
Why no Jay Bruce?He's not 100% and a LHP is on the mound tonight.

Tornon
09-20-2010, 09:15 PM
Phillips grounded to short, Cabrera flew out to center. 2 down, no one on

Tornon
09-20-2010, 09:15 PM
Votto Ks looking on 3 pitches, no score middle of 1

The Operator
09-20-2010, 09:15 PM
Is it just me, or is Votto is batting with the bases empty A LOT these last few weeks.

mbgrayson
09-20-2010, 09:16 PM
He's not 100% and a LHP is on the mound tonight.

Chris Heisey v. lefties: .165/.247/.304 for an OPS of .551.
Jay Bruce v. lefties: .264/.337/.493 for an OPS of .830.

If Jay is healthy, this is just stupid.

Mario-Rijo
09-20-2010, 09:17 PM
Votto Ks looking on 3 pitches, no score middle of 1

That 3rd strike was awful high, Votto said something to West about it to.

Brutus
09-20-2010, 09:18 PM
Chris Heisey v. lefties: .165/.247/.304 for an OPS of .551.
Jay Bruce v. lefties: .264/.337/.493 for an OPS of .830.

If Jay is healthy, this is just stupid.

Dusty has said Jay isn't, and won't be, healthy until after the season.

Tornon
09-20-2010, 09:18 PM
Bailey takes the mound, with the 2nd highest team winning % out of our starters

Mario-Rijo
09-20-2010, 09:18 PM
Chris Heisey v. lefties: .165/.247/.304 for an OPS of .551.
Jay Bruce v. lefties: .264/.337/.493 for an OPS of .830.

If Jay is healthy, this is just stupid.

Whats worse is Bruce has been hitting LHP's more than fine as of late.

Tornon
09-20-2010, 09:19 PM
Weeks grounds a single up the middle

Tornon
09-20-2010, 09:21 PM
Hart grounds to Phillips, gets the out at first. Weeks to 2nd, 1 out

Tornon
09-20-2010, 09:24 PM
Braun Ks swinging, 2 out

The Operator
09-20-2010, 09:24 PM
If, as Thom says, The DBacks are really considering trading Daniel Hudson for Prince Fielder, they're stupid. Just stupid.

The Operator
09-20-2010, 09:26 PM
As a side note, Bailey's stuff seems to be back tonight.

Tornon
09-20-2010, 09:26 PM
Fielder walks

mbgrayson
09-20-2010, 09:27 PM
Ball two to Fielder was a better strike than strike one was. Don't like this ump....

Fielder walks.

_Sir_Charles_
09-20-2010, 09:27 PM
Homer squeezed quite soundly in that ab. Can't stand West.

The Operator
09-20-2010, 09:27 PM
Joe West - Impact Umpire.

WVRedsFan
09-20-2010, 09:29 PM
Homer wastes too many pitches, allowing his pitch count to soar and leave early.

Tornon
09-20-2010, 09:30 PM
McGehee Ks swinging, no score after 1

_Sir_Charles_
09-20-2010, 09:31 PM
Homer wastes too many pitches, allowing his pitch count to soar and leave early.

I think Country Joe helped considerably on that front. Homer should've been out of that inning much sooner.

mbgrayson
09-20-2010, 09:31 PM
After 1, Reds 0, Brewers 0.

Capuano at 11 pitches, 8 strikes.
Bailey at 25 pitches, 15 strikes.

WVRedsFan
09-20-2010, 09:32 PM
25 pitches by Homer in the first inning. West had some to do with it, but acnumber of pitches were waste pitches hoping the batter would swing.

Tornon
09-20-2010, 09:33 PM
Rolen flies to left, 1 out

Tornon
09-20-2010, 09:34 PM
Gomes singles to left

Tornon
09-20-2010, 09:36 PM
Stubbs goes yard opposite field! 2-0 Reds

_Sir_Charles_
09-20-2010, 09:36 PM
:jump: UNCLE

Oppo?!? Wow.

The Operator
09-20-2010, 09:37 PM
Stubbs hits HR # 20 and he is a 20/20 player on the year.

The power is REAL.

WVRedsFan
09-20-2010, 09:37 PM
20-20 Player! The kid is frustrating at times, but he's a keeper

Tornon
09-20-2010, 09:38 PM
Hanigan walks on 4 pitches

WVRedsFan
09-20-2010, 09:39 PM
Notice Edmonds talking to Stubbs in the dugout. Credit that guy for Stubbs' and Bruce's turnaround...?

mbgrayson
09-20-2010, 09:39 PM
West is terrible. Strike one to Heisey was identical to two of the 'balls' to Hannigan.

Tornon
09-20-2010, 09:40 PM
Heisey Ks swinging, 2 out

The Operator
09-20-2010, 09:41 PM
Notice Edmonds talking to Stubbs in the dugout. Credit that guy for Stubbs' and Bruce's turnaround...?I wouldn't mind seeing Edmonds in The Reds organization as a coach in some capacity after his playing days.

And I wouldn't be surprised if Walt feels the same way.

_Sir_Charles_
09-20-2010, 09:42 PM
West is terrible. Strike one to Heisey was identical to two of the 'balls' to Hannigan.

And that is EXACTLY why I hate West. I can deal with a big zone or a small zone or a strange zone even...but keep it consistent. That's all I ask. And he NEVER does.

WVRedsFan
09-20-2010, 09:42 PM
Heisey and Stubbs have exchanged fortunes this last part of the season. Drew at .250 and Heisey at .246 and dropping. The carriage must have turned into a pumpkin for Chris.

Tornon
09-20-2010, 09:42 PM
Bailey Ks swinging, 2-0 Reds middle of 2

_Sir_Charles_
09-20-2010, 09:44 PM
Anybody know why Jay didn't start? Simply due to a lefty on the bump?

Tornon
09-20-2010, 09:46 PM
Gomez shoots one that Votto makes a nice stop on, but Gomez beats Votto to first. Base hit

The Operator
09-20-2010, 09:46 PM
Wow. Way to play defense, Homer.

_Sir_Charles_
09-20-2010, 09:46 PM
Totally on Homer there. Bonehead play. He'll get an earful in the dugout I'd think.

The Operator
09-20-2010, 09:47 PM
Anybody know why Jay didn't start? Simply due to a lefty on the bump?

That and he's still not 100%, and Dusty is trying to give him periodic days off.

WVRedsFan
09-20-2010, 09:47 PM
Anybody know why Jay didn't start? Simply due to a lefty on the bump?Dusty said that Jay wasn't 100% and "there was a lefty on the mound." Old habits die hard with the Dust. Righties always hit better against leftysd. He should have looked at the statistics. Of course, maybe Jay is hurting, but I might have played someone else besides Heisey with the slump he's in.

Tornon
09-20-2010, 09:47 PM
Bailey throws the ball away trying to pick Gomez off & the runner ends up at third

The Operator
09-20-2010, 09:48 PM
Homer throws one down the line, runner moves to 3rd.

He is dead set on giving up a run here. GAH.

WVRedsFan
09-20-2010, 09:48 PM
You know, as I mentioned before, Homer Bailey is his own worst enemy.

_Sir_Charles_
09-20-2010, 09:48 PM
Homer is fighting to be in the bullpen it looks like. He's certainly hurting his own case here. His stuff is there, but you've GOT to perform the fundamentals well.

Tornon
09-20-2010, 09:49 PM
Escobar Ks swinging, 1 out

WVRedsFan
09-20-2010, 09:50 PM
My vote is in -- it's Arroyo, Wood, and Cueto in the playoffs.

dsmith421
09-20-2010, 09:50 PM
I think he's got a bit of a short fuse and he lets his frustration affect his concentration and performance. Until he gets a handle on that I don't see him achieving any consistency.

mbgrayson
09-20-2010, 09:50 PM
Bailey's screw-ups this inning have him worked up. His fastball speed has ticked up to 95, then 96.

_Sir_Charles_
09-20-2010, 09:50 PM
My vote is in -- it's Arroyo, Wood, and Cueto in the playoffs.

Too early. If Edinson shows he's there...

Kc61
09-20-2010, 09:51 PM
Tough crowd. Homer is still very young. He has a golden arm. He'll be fine eventually IMO.

Tornon
09-20-2010, 09:52 PM
Lucroy Ks swinging, 2 out

dsmith421
09-20-2010, 09:52 PM
Too early. If Edinson shows he's there...

Volquez's stuff is straight filthy, if his command is back he's got to be in the playoff rotation, even if on a short (4-5 inning) fuse.

Tornon
09-20-2010, 09:52 PM
I think he's got a bit of a short fuse and he lets his frustration affect his concentration and performance. Until he gets a handle on that I don't see him achieving any consistency.

Are you saying he's Carlos Zambrano?

WVRedsFan
09-20-2010, 09:52 PM
Tough crowd. Homer is still very young. He has a golden arm. He'll be fine eventually IMO.No one disputes that, but we're talking about playoff rotation.

_Sir_Charles_
09-20-2010, 09:52 PM
Tough crowd. Homer is still very young. He has a golden arm. He'll be fine eventually IMO.

I agree. I'm mainly talking about right NOW and for the 'possible' postseason.

mbgrayson
09-20-2010, 09:53 PM
Tough crowd. Homer is still very young. He has a golden arm. He'll be fine eventually IMO.

If you are referring to me saying 'Bailey's screw ups' I was just referring to him not covering first on the Gomez hit, and throwing away the pickoff throw.

Kc61
09-20-2010, 09:53 PM
In terms of playoff rotation, I think Homer will be in the bullpen. My guess is Arroyo, Cueto, Volquez and Wood.

_Sir_Charles_
09-20-2010, 09:54 PM
97 from Homer. I think he's throwing on emotions right now.

Tornon
09-20-2010, 09:54 PM
Capuano Ks swinging, 2-0 Reds after 2

I think Homer made the gaffes on purpose to show he could do that

dsmith421
09-20-2010, 09:54 PM
That showed a lot of guts.

The Operator
09-20-2010, 09:54 PM
My reverse jinx worked.

Homer K's the side to avoid giving up a run. Nice comeback, Homer!

_Sir_Charles_
09-20-2010, 09:54 PM
Nice job there Homer. Showed some poise by cleaning up his own mess.

Brutus
09-20-2010, 09:54 PM
Volquez's stuff is straight filthy, if his command is back he's got to be in the playoff rotation, even if on a short (4-5 inning) fuse.

I'd like to see the "command" at least a few more times before I believe it's back, but I completely agree. His stuff is the kind that can carry a team through the playoffs. On the other hand he's also capable of single-handedly losing a few games if he's not on.

guttle11
09-20-2010, 09:54 PM
That's big time.

WVRedsFan
09-20-2010, 09:55 PM
K'S THE SIDE. Great comeback, Homer.

VR
09-20-2010, 09:55 PM
Homer's stuff is filthy tonight.

Hopefully he stays focused.

Brutus
09-20-2010, 09:55 PM
Definitely a nice job to get out of that by Homer. 3 straight K's to end the inning.

WVRedsFan
09-20-2010, 09:56 PM
Already 15 more posts in the GT than yesterday. Was it the football?

Tornon
09-20-2010, 09:56 PM
Already 15 more posts in the GT than yesterday. Was it the football?

I think it's your charm

BCubb2003
09-20-2010, 09:57 PM
How about Volquez/Bailey as one four-inning-each starter?

WVRedsFan
09-20-2010, 09:57 PM
I think it's your charmAh, shucks:luvu:

Tornon
09-20-2010, 09:58 PM
Phillips grounds to second. 1 out

VR
09-20-2010, 09:58 PM
Edmonds talking to Homer now.

He fixed Bruce, Stubbs, and Homer.

I hope he rooms with Gomes.

_Sir_Charles_
09-20-2010, 09:58 PM
Already 15 more posts in the GT than yesterday. Was it the football?

I'm sure that was part of it. But Sunday GT's are always on the light side. Football season or not.

reds44
09-20-2010, 09:58 PM
Phillips is really, really struggling.

Brutus
09-20-2010, 09:58 PM
Edmonds talking to Homer now.

He fixed Bruce, Stubbs, and Homer.

I hope he rooms with Gomes.

Edmonds needs to take residency with Phillips the rest of the season.

WVRedsFan
09-20-2010, 09:59 PM
Edmonds talking to Homer now.

He fixed Bruce, Stubbs, and Homer.

I hope he rooms with Gomes.And stays with Janish...

_Sir_Charles_
09-20-2010, 10:00 PM
All 5 pitches out of the zone to OCab. Make that 6.

Tornon
09-20-2010, 10:00 PM
Cabrera grounds a single to left

_Sir_Charles_
09-20-2010, 10:01 PM
Hey! Joey took the bat off his shoulder. :O)

WVRedsFan
09-20-2010, 10:01 PM
Edmonds teaching hitting to Stubbs in the dugout.

Tornon
09-20-2010, 10:03 PM
Awesome camera work on that pickoff throw

WVRedsFan
09-20-2010, 10:04 PM
Awesome camera work on that pickoff throwHeather running the camera as it fixed on Joey.

Tornon
09-20-2010, 10:04 PM
Votto grounds into a 6-3 double play, 2-0 Reds middle of 3

Tornon
09-20-2010, 10:08 PM
Weeks walks on 4 pitches, Homer is toying with them again

WVRedsFan
09-20-2010, 10:08 PM
What the heck was HOMER doing?

Tornon
09-20-2010, 10:09 PM
Hart singles to right, Weeks goes to third on Heisey's bobble

The Operator
09-20-2010, 10:10 PM
Oh boy. Heisey bobbles basehit to right, runners at 1st and 3rd. Nobody out.

Homer, c'mon dude!

_Sir_Charles_
09-20-2010, 10:10 PM
I don't know about you guys, but I'm getting fed up with these errors. 7 in the past 4 games now. That's ridiculous.

The Operator
09-20-2010, 10:11 PM
I don't know about you guys, but I'm getting fed up with these errors. 7 in the past 4 games now. That's ridiculous.Agreed. They're lolli-gagging right now.

WVRedsFan
09-20-2010, 10:11 PM
Homer has thrown 9 pitches this inning, only two of them strikes

Tornon
09-20-2010, 10:11 PM
Hart is thrown out stealing, Weeks stays at third. 1 out

_Sir_Charles_
09-20-2010, 10:11 PM
Hanny with the cannon! Love it.

The Operator
09-20-2010, 10:11 PM
Hanigan retires a runner for Homer, 1 out as Hart is dead at second base.

Tornon
09-20-2010, 10:12 PM
Braun grounds to short, the run scores. 2-1 Reds, 2 out now

The Operator
09-20-2010, 10:12 PM
Runner scores on the grounder, 2-1 good guys. 2 outs.

Tornon
09-20-2010, 10:13 PM
Fielder singles to center

WVRedsFan
09-20-2010, 10:14 PM
I can"t imagine how fast your internet is, Tornon because that was posted before it happened. Can you see the future? :)

BCubb2003
09-20-2010, 10:14 PM
Reds have a 61% win expectancy. Seems high.

Tornon
09-20-2010, 10:15 PM
I can"t imagine how fast your internet is, Tornon because that was posted before it happened. Can you see the future? :)

My mother was a Vulcan

_Sir_Charles_
09-20-2010, 10:15 PM
I can"t imagine how fast your internet is, Tornon because that was posted before it happened. Can you see the future? :)

His laptop is powered by a flux capacitor. :O)

Tornon
09-20-2010, 10:15 PM
McGehee lines to center. 2-1 Reds after 3

WVRedsFan
09-20-2010, 10:15 PM
My mother was a VulcanWhat a coincidence. My father was an Edsel.

Kc61
09-20-2010, 10:16 PM
Homer's control has cost the Reds this inning. Walked Weeks. Fell behind Hart who singled. Fell behind Prince who singled.

Very fortunate that Hanigan made that great throw on the steal attempt.

Inning now over.

_Sir_Charles_
09-20-2010, 10:16 PM
My mother was a Vulcan

LOL. Okay, that was much better than mine. :O)

Red in Chicago
09-20-2010, 10:16 PM
i'm enjoying rick sweet in the booth

The Operator
09-20-2010, 10:17 PM
Side retired on fly out to Stubbs.

2-1 good guys after 3 full. Homer at 62 pitches. Better be a little more economical in the next few frames, Homey.

Brutus
09-20-2010, 10:18 PM
Tonight has been the best of times and the worst of times for Homer.

_Sir_Charles_
09-20-2010, 10:19 PM
Side retired on fly out to Stubbs.

2-1 good guys after 3 full. Homer at 62 pitches. Better be a little more economical in the next few frames, Homey.

Pretty sure we'll be seeing Harang or Maloney tonight.

Tornon
09-20-2010, 10:19 PM
Rolen grounds to second, 1 out

mbgrayson
09-20-2010, 10:19 PM
After 3, Reds 2, Brewers 1.

Capuano at 53 pitches, 33 strikes.
Bailey at 62 pitches, 37 strikes.

WVRedsFan
09-20-2010, 10:20 PM
Rolen grounds to second, 1 outYou did it again. Man, your powers are superhuman!

_Sir_Charles_
09-20-2010, 10:20 PM
You did it again. Man, your powers are superhuman!

I've only got WLW (gameday audio) tonight...and he's consistently beating Brantley's calls by a second or two.

Tornon
09-20-2010, 10:21 PM
Gomes Ks swinging, 2 out

WVRedsFan
09-20-2010, 10:21 PM
Really, it's the fact I'm on DirecTV and their notorious delay, but I had fun with it.

Tornon
09-20-2010, 10:21 PM
Really, it's the fact I'm on DirecTV and their notorious delay, but I had fun with it.

I like seeing how fast I can be, I can slow down if you don't want it spoiled :P

Tornon
09-20-2010, 10:22 PM
Stubbs Ks swinging. 2-1 Reds middle of 4

WVRedsFan
09-20-2010, 10:22 PM
I like seeing how fast I can be, I can slow down if you don't want it spoiled :PNah. Don't worry about it.

membengal
09-20-2010, 10:22 PM
i'm enjoying rick sweet in the booth

+1. And then some.

I could listen to him all night.

He's awesome. And I am ecstatic he's in the Reds organization. The success at AAA for the Reds players makes a little more sense to me now. Sweet sounds like a great manager to play for a great teacher.

mbgrayson
09-20-2010, 10:23 PM
Really enjoyed listening to Rick Sweet in the TV booth the last inning and a half. Love to see that guy managing the Reds....

Kc61
09-20-2010, 10:23 PM
Meanwhile, Cy Young is pitching against the Reds again tonight.

Tornon
09-20-2010, 10:23 PM
Meanwhile, Cy Young is pitching against the Reds again tonight.

You're saying Drew Stubbs could hit a home run off Cy Young?

_Sir_Charles_
09-20-2010, 10:23 PM
Anybody know if Sweet has been resigned for next year? I'm pretty sure this was his last year on his contract.

WVRedsFan
09-20-2010, 10:24 PM
+1. And then some.

I could listen to him all night.

He's awesome. And I am ecstatic he's in the Reds organization. The success at AAA for the Reds players makes a little more sense to me now. Sweet sounds like a great manager to play for a great teacher.Totally agree. I liked his explanation of the Heisey error, what it meant and what the results meant. Great stuff.

Kc61
09-20-2010, 10:24 PM
You're saying Drew Stubbs could hit a home run off Cy Young?

Yes.

But not Walter Johnson.

WVRedsFan
09-20-2010, 10:25 PM
Anybody know if Sweet has been resigned for next year? I'm pretty sure this was his last year on his contract.

He said he was still under contract.

Tornon
09-20-2010, 10:25 PM
Gomez grounds to third, 1 out

_Sir_Charles_
09-20-2010, 10:25 PM
He said he was still under contract.

Oh. Okay. I guess I remembered wrong. Cool.

mbgrayson
09-20-2010, 10:25 PM
He said he was still under contract.

I took him to mean till the season is over....the MLB season.

Red in Chicago
09-20-2010, 10:26 PM
what's with the chubby reds fans and the fake goatee's?

Tornon
09-20-2010, 10:26 PM
Escobar flies to center, 2 out

WVRedsFan
09-20-2010, 10:26 PM
what's with the chubby reds fans and the fake goatee's?Laurel and Hardy imitators.

Tornon
09-20-2010, 10:26 PM
what's with the chubby reds fans and the fake goatee's?

They think Javier Valentin is still on the team

VR
09-20-2010, 10:27 PM
Lucroy looks like he's about to break down and cry

mbgrayson
09-20-2010, 10:27 PM
From the 9/13/10 Lousiville Courier (http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20100913/SPORTS07/309130130/1036/SPORTS07/):


The most successful manager in Louisville Bats history isn't certain if he'll be asked back.
Rick Sweet said Monday he would like to return but has yet to hear from the Bats' major league affiliate, the Cincinnati Reds. Sweet's sixth year with the Bats concluded when they were eliminated in the first round of the International League playoffs on Sunday by Durham.
“Last year they didn't tell me until the last minute,” the 58-year-old said. “That's where we're at again this year. I just don't know. I have not been told anything. … I love Louisville. The Reds have been very good to me. Absolutely I want to come back.”

Tornon
09-20-2010, 10:28 PM
Lucroy walks

WVRedsFan
09-20-2010, 10:28 PM
I'd be calling someone in Cincy.

Tornon
09-20-2010, 10:29 PM
Capuano grounds to Votto. 2-1 Reds after 4

_Sir_Charles_
09-20-2010, 10:29 PM
Thanks mbgrayson. I thought that was the case.

The Operator
09-20-2010, 10:30 PM
From the 9/13/10 Lousiville Courier (http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20100913/SPORTS07/309130130/1036/SPORTS07/):Wow, that's disappointing. Jocketty needs to get on that.

mbgrayson
09-20-2010, 10:30 PM
After 4, Reds 2, Brewers 1.

Capuano at 67 pitches, 42 strikes.
Bailey at 73 pitches, 43 strikes.

mbgrayson
09-20-2010, 10:31 PM
Wow, that's disappointing. Jocketty needs to get on that.

Maybe he is the backup plan in case Dusty doesn't re-sign? But if that is true, wouldn't you want the guy contracted for 2011?

The Operator
09-20-2010, 10:32 PM
Maybe he is the backup plan in case Dusty doesn't re-sign? But if that is true, wouldn't you want the guy contracted for 2011?That could be the case, but yea, you'd think they would want him locked down in some way.

Tornon
09-20-2010, 10:32 PM
Hanigan walks on 4 pitches, he could smell Capuano's fear again

Kc61
09-20-2010, 10:33 PM
Hanigan walks.

WVRedsFan
09-20-2010, 10:33 PM
Maybe he is the backup plan in case Dusty doesn't re-sign? But if that is true, wouldn't you want the guy contracted for 2011?We don't know the whole story. It might be a money situation. Who knows?

The Operator
09-20-2010, 10:33 PM
Hanigan The Manigan walks on four pitches.

_Sir_Charles_
09-20-2010, 10:33 PM
Hanigan walks on 4 pitches, he could smell Capuano's fear again

8 straight to Hanny. Not sure I've seen that.

Kc61
09-20-2010, 10:34 PM
Heisey seems disturbed by some of these strike calls.

Tornon
09-20-2010, 10:34 PM
Heisey flies to center, 1 out

Kc61
09-20-2010, 10:34 PM
Let's see if Bailey can move him over.

Tornon
09-20-2010, 10:35 PM
Bailey gets the bunt down, Hanigan to 2nd. 2 out

WVRedsFan
09-20-2010, 10:36 PM
I don't think a single scores Hanigan. We need two hits, I think.

Tornon
09-20-2010, 10:38 PM
Phillips lines one that Hart makes a nice running catch on, 2-1 Reds middle of 5

_Sir_Charles_
09-20-2010, 10:39 PM
I'm not worried about Phillips. He's been scorching the ball. Just snake bit right now. Keeps swinging....he'll bust out of it.

mbgrayson
09-20-2010, 10:39 PM
Phillips lines it hard to the right field warning track. Brandon is starting to swing a lot better tonight. Right at 'em though. He is coming around, mark my words.

Kc61
09-20-2010, 10:40 PM
Reds aren't getting many hits these days. They have what, three hits tonight?

_Sir_Charles_
09-20-2010, 10:41 PM
Lots of guys hitting the ball right at defenders.

VR
09-20-2010, 10:42 PM
Hanigan is pushing .400 for OBP this year. Nothing wrong w/ that.

Huge inning for Homer....needs to get through it with 15 or fewer pitches.

mbgrayson
09-20-2010, 10:42 PM
The Country Joe West random strike caller is in full gear....

Tornon
09-20-2010, 10:42 PM
Weeks lines a double to right center

The Operator
09-20-2010, 10:43 PM
Cripes. 1 on, nobody out for The Beer Producers.

mbgrayson
09-20-2010, 10:43 PM
Because it was 3-1 (instead of the 2-2 it should have been) Bailey has to come in with a fastabll, which gets smoked to the right field wall for a double.

The Operator
09-20-2010, 10:44 PM
Because it was 3-1 (instead of the 2-2 it should have been) Bailey has to come in with a fastabll, which gts smoked to the right field wall for a double.Joe West. Impact Umpire.

Tornon
09-20-2010, 10:44 PM
Hart Ks swinging on 3 pitches, 1 out

The Operator
09-20-2010, 10:44 PM
Beautiful punchout, Homer. 1 out.

OesterPoster
09-20-2010, 10:44 PM
Haven't seen any video of this event yet...but surprise, it's a Philly "fan".

JeffPassan

Matt Diaz with the slide tackle to take out the ... well, it wasn't a streaker, because he was in head-to-toe red spandex. Only in Philly. 16 minutes ago via web

VR
09-20-2010, 10:45 PM
He's thrown the fastball past quite a few hitters tonight.


I'd guess 15 or so swings and misses?

Tornon
09-20-2010, 10:47 PM
Braun lines one over Gomes' head for a double. 2-2

CesarGeronimo
09-20-2010, 10:47 PM
Maybe he is the backup plan in case Dusty doesn't re-sign? But if that is true, wouldn't you want the guy contracted for 2011?

Maybe LaRussa likes to bring in his own guy at AAA. :eek:

Kidding, only kidding.

OesterPoster
09-20-2010, 10:48 PM
Homer shook off Hanigan's 1st pitch choice there.

The Operator
09-20-2010, 10:48 PM
Homer shook off Hanigan's 1st pitch choice there.When's he gonna learn NOT to shake off Hanigan.

Tornon
09-20-2010, 10:49 PM
Fielder lines one that Cabrera makes a nice sliding grab on. 2 out

The Operator
09-20-2010, 10:50 PM
Beatiful diving catch by OC retires Fats Fielder. 2 down.

WVRedsFan
09-20-2010, 10:50 PM
Janish gets that....oh. Never mind. :devil:

Kc61
09-20-2010, 10:50 PM
I wouldn't groove one to this McGehee guy.

VR
09-20-2010, 10:51 PM
Braun hit a very good pitch...can't fault homer on that one.

Tornon
09-20-2010, 10:52 PM
McGehee grounds one Rolen makes a nice play on. 2-2 after 5

mbgrayson
09-20-2010, 10:52 PM
After 5, Reds 2, Brewers 2.

Capuano at 81 pitches, 49 strikes, with 6 Ks.
Bailey at 94 pitches, 57 strikes, with 5 Ks.

WVRedsFan
09-20-2010, 10:53 PM
These Dodge commercials beat the invisible monkey, but not by much.

At least they are different.

Tornon
09-20-2010, 10:56 PM
Cabrera lines one over Braun's head for a double

The Operator
09-20-2010, 10:57 PM
OC! Man he can hit doubles.

Let's get him in, Joey.

SirFelixCat
09-20-2010, 10:57 PM
Braun gift wraps a double for O-Cab. Horrible route by Braun. Thanks!

OesterPoster
09-20-2010, 10:57 PM
Joey needs to pull one to the right side, at least.

Tommyjohn25
09-20-2010, 10:57 PM
Votto will get him in. No way he doesn't.

Tornon
09-20-2010, 10:58 PM
Votto Ks looking, 1 out

The Operator
09-20-2010, 10:58 PM
Joey's gonna get tossed.

Tommyjohn25
09-20-2010, 10:58 PM
Votto will get him in. No way he doesn't.

:(

Red in Chicago
09-20-2010, 10:59 PM
Just shut up Joey.

mbgrayson
09-20-2010, 10:59 PM
Votto Ks. Joey argues, but GameDay has it in the black.

Kc61
09-20-2010, 10:59 PM
Hey Reds, score some runs already.

OesterPoster
09-20-2010, 10:59 PM
Bottom line, you can't take that pitch with 2 strikes.

alloverjr
09-20-2010, 11:00 PM
For all the great things Votto does, he is an incredible cry baby. Shut up and take your seat.

Tornon
09-20-2010, 11:01 PM
For all the great things Votto does, he is an incredible cry baby. Shut up and take your seat.

Maybe he really is being mentored by Pujols

Tornon
09-20-2010, 11:01 PM
Rolen walks

Kc61
09-20-2010, 11:01 PM
I wish Votto could get a day off. He's played a whole bunch in a row.

I think Votto would go on a real tear if he had a bit of rest.

The Operator
09-20-2010, 11:02 PM
Maybe he really is being mentored by PujolsLOL.

Yea, Joey needs to pick his battles. Don't chirp against Joe West.

dsmith421
09-20-2010, 11:02 PM
We have days off bracketing the San Diego series, right?

Kc61
09-20-2010, 11:02 PM
We have days off bracketing the San Diego series, right?

Yup.

VR
09-20-2010, 11:03 PM
The good news about Gomes is he won't hit into a DP

OesterPoster
09-20-2010, 11:04 PM
The good news about Gomes is he won't hit into a DP

50/50 odds it's a pop up?

Tornon
09-20-2010, 11:04 PM
Gomes pops to shallow right, 2 out as the runners hold

mbgrayson
09-20-2010, 11:04 PM
50/50 odds it's a pop up?

Pops out to right. Two down.

VR
09-20-2010, 11:05 PM
Tought to get around on an 88 mph fastball.

reds44
09-20-2010, 11:05 PM
For the love of God we're not going to win many more games with Gomes and Heisey playing.

OesterPoster
09-20-2010, 11:05 PM
Looked like he went around to me.

OldRightHander
09-20-2010, 11:06 PM
So here goes Marty on a mini tirade against Votto and strikeouts. I guess Dunn being gone didn't save that dead horse from another flogging.

Tornon
09-20-2010, 11:07 PM
Stubbs Ks looking, 2-2 middle of 6

The Operator
09-20-2010, 11:07 PM
Wow. Impact Umpiring right there, gents.

reds44
09-20-2010, 11:07 PM
That wasn't a strike.

mbgrayson
09-20-2010, 11:07 PM
Wow. Impact Umpiring right there, gents.

Absolutely. Strike three to Stubbs was a ball, inside.

alloverjr
09-20-2010, 11:07 PM
This offense is putrid.

_Sir_Charles_
09-20-2010, 11:08 PM
Called strike 3...outta the zone...again. Frustrating. But that's on the Reds' hitters. They've got to realize that you can't let those close ones fly past when Joe loves to be the center of attention by calling guys out on strikeouts.

The Operator
09-20-2010, 11:08 PM
So here goes Marty on a mini tirade against Votto and strikeouts. I guess Dunn being gone didn't save that dead horse from another flogging.
Seriously?

I guess if it isn't George Foster or Pete Rose or Johnny Bench, etc. Marty doesn't care.

Red in Chicago
09-20-2010, 11:08 PM
But he's been calling it most of the night.

Brutus
09-20-2010, 11:09 PM
This offense is putrid.

http://espn.go.com/mlb/stats/team/_/stat/batting/year/2010/seasontype/2

May wanna check out No. 4 on the list

Tommyjohn25
09-20-2010, 11:09 PM
This offense is putrid.

False.

mbgrayson
09-20-2010, 11:09 PM
Called strike 3...outta the zone...again. Frustrating. But that's on the Reds' hitters. They've got to realize that you can't let those close ones fly past when Joe loves to be the center of attention by calling guys out on strikeouts.

I have complained a lot about West's inconsistent strike zone, but when there are two strikes, with West behind the dish, you gotta swing at anything close. If you miss, you miss.

_Sir_Charles_
09-20-2010, 11:10 PM
I have complained a lot about West's inconsistent strike zone, but when there are two strikes, with West behind the dish, you gotta swing at anything close. If you miss, you miss.

Exactly. Don't leave it in his hands.

Tornon
09-20-2010, 11:11 PM
Gomez Ks swinging, 1 out

OesterPoster
09-20-2010, 11:11 PM
More importantly...the bratwurst won the sausage race.

_Sir_Charles_
09-20-2010, 11:11 PM
KKKKKKK

mbgrayson
09-20-2010, 11:12 PM
More importantly...the bratwurst won the sausage race.

Yes! I just made $50! (not....)

Tornon
09-20-2010, 11:14 PM
Escobar flies to the warning track in center. 2 out

OesterPoster
09-20-2010, 11:14 PM
Homer has waaaay too many full counts tonight.

_Sir_Charles_
09-20-2010, 11:14 PM
*whew* Close.

Kc61
09-20-2010, 11:15 PM
I think Lucroy is Homer's last hitter tonight.

Brutus
09-20-2010, 11:16 PM
More importantly...the bratwurst won the sausage race.

Did he trip or tackle the hot dog?

The Operator
09-20-2010, 11:16 PM
Here's a side story. My brother and his wife are vacationing in Las Vegas for their wedding anniversary this week. Today I get a text while in class and he informed me that he met, talked to and snapped a picture with a very famous former Red while at the casino.

Who, might you ask? Peter Edward Rose. Why is he ALWAYS around gambling establishments? Not doing a whole lot to help his image. Of course I was still jealous of my brother meeting him.

OesterPoster
09-20-2010, 11:17 PM
Did he trip or tackle the hot dog?

According to Mark Sheldon, Ryan Hanigan almost wiped out all of 'em at the plate.