View Full Version : Favorite Plays/Moments of 2010

Homer Bailey
09-21-2010, 10:26 AM
Post your favorite plays/moments of 2010, with video if you can. There are many to choose from!

Here are some of mine:

Votto's game-tying HR off Lidge:


Tag out at home at Civil Rights game:


Bruce's walk off single:


Rolen's game tying homer off Hoffman:


Votto's subsequent winner:


What else?

09-21-2010, 10:30 AM
The Giants win after blowing the gigantic lead is my favorite.

My 2nd favorite moment was the comeback win in Washington. The Reds scored 3 runs in the ninth to take the lead and CoCo promptly blew it allowing 2 runs.
The Reds came right back in the 10th and won the game. How many teams would bounce back like that?

09-21-2010, 10:31 AM
Votto's game-tying HR off Lidge:


Since I was at this game, this was probably my favorite. Just awesome.


09-21-2010, 10:55 AM
No contest for me. The back to back complete game shutouts from Cueto & Homer against the Pirates. Simply an absolute joy to watch.

Cueto, 1 hit, 8 k's and 0 walks. 102 pitches.
Bailey, 4 hits, 6 k's and 0 walks. 90 pitches...73 for strikes!

09-21-2010, 11:21 AM
Votto's walk off homer on 9/11 was pretty special when added onto the emotion of the evening. Games I attend with my father are always my favorites and I've added that one to the list.

09-21-2010, 11:28 AM
Bruce's homer off Halliday is up there. (Reds win 4-3 or 3-2 don't recall).

Gomes' walk off against the Cards early on.

The "meltdown that wasn't" vs. SF. (the 12-11 game)

Captain Hook
09-21-2010, 12:29 PM
On Sunday May 16 the Reds beat the Cardinals 7-2 to take over 1st place for the first time in 2010.It was still very early in the season but it was certainly a sign of things to come.While the Reds have had a hard time winning games against the Cards since then they have remained in 1st for the majority of the year and, as we all know, are now on the verge of their first division Title in a very long time.


09-21-2010, 12:37 PM
There are a few (in no particular order):

- Chapman's debut
- Votto's pretty epic AB vs the Dodgers on 8/11
- Votto's walk-off w/ Grande announcing it in his first game back (Grande's).
- Tag-out @ home in the Civil Rights Game.
-Clinching the Central ;)

09-21-2010, 12:52 PM
Gomes walk-off homer to beat Cards early in year.

Heiseys squeeze bunt to score Edmonds.

Gomes 100th career homer so I didn't have to hear our announcers talk about him being stuck on 99 HRs any more!

09-21-2010, 01:01 PM
I'm going with Chapman's debut. It is rare for a moment so anticipated to meet expectations, and I think his debut exceeded them. Great performance and an absolutely electric crowd.

09-21-2010, 01:19 PM
There are a few (in no particular order):

- Chapman's debut

This I believe was the same game as the back-to-back redonkulous plays by Votto and Rolen to end the game (Votto making a force at second from his backside, Rolen backhanding a throw about 60 feet to Valaika). (If it wasn't the Chapman game, it was the Bruce 3-HR game, another awesome night)

Bruce robbing LaRoche was a highlight.

Stubbs' granny against the Cubs the first week of the season.

Phillips trucking Nieves in DC.

Phillips turning an epic double play to beat the Cubs just before the ASG and bail out Cordero.

Homer's Ghost
09-21-2010, 01:29 PM
All of the momentions mentioned were great, but I'll add a few more.

Masset bailing out Cordero at Wrigley (because I was there).
The game in Arizona when we were down 7-3 and scored 8 runs in the final two innings.
Heisey's HR off Wagner.
Heisey's catch in the ninth to rob Conrad of a go ahead homer.

When you look at at "defining" moments of this team though, three games stick out:
May 21st, a 7-4 win in Cleveland.
July 16th, a 3-2 win over the Rockies
August 13th, a 7-2 win over the Marlins.

Those were the three games following the meltodwn in Atlanta, the worst series ever in Philly, and the Cardinals swwep at GABP.

Everytime this team faced adversity, they overcame it. That's the trademark of the 2010 Reds.

09-21-2010, 01:52 PM
Mike Leake's first start. Was at the game when he loaded the bases with 0 outs and got out of it unscathed.

Ending out at the plate against the Cards. Biggest series to hit Cincy in a long time and the Reds won two out of three. The only series they won against the Cards.

Travis Wood near perfection. Didn't even watch the game but we kept getting updates on the game. There was a level of excitement to those updates that made it fun. Didn't even see a pitch but felt like I watched the entire game.

09-21-2010, 03:03 PM
My favorites:

August 31st - Aroldis Chapman's debut vs the Brewers

May 15th - Civil Rights Game vs the Cardinals (I was at this game)

April 9th - Drew Stubbs Grand Slam vs the Cubs

June 29th - Joey Votto's game-tying 3-run HR in the 9th inning off Brad Lidge

September 11th - Joey Votto walk-ff HR against the Pirates on Pete Rose celebration night (I was at this game)

July 10th - Travis Wood carries a perfect game into the 9th inning in his third MLB start

09-21-2010, 03:05 PM
My favorites:

July 10th - Travis Wood carries a perfect game into the 9th inning in his third MLB start
http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100710&content_id=12158228&vkey=recap&fext=.jsp&c_id=cin (http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100710&content_id=12158228&vkey=recap&fext=.jsp&c_id=cin)
I like that one too.

Johnny Footstool
09-21-2010, 03:06 PM
The Reds clinching the NL pennant.

Game 7 versus the Yankees.

09-21-2010, 03:20 PM
Ironically, one of the 2 awful losses may have been the season highlight for me -- until the 9th inning. That loss to Philly when Leake was nails through 8 and 3 for 3 at the plate -- probably would have been the most memorable win for me, had it been a win.

Also enjoyed the AB when Owings got knocked down then hit a HR. Irrelevant in the big picture, but it made an impression on me.

Homer's Ghost
09-29-2010, 04:00 AM
My favorite:

09-29-2010, 07:13 AM
My favorite:
http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=12554775&topic_id=8879976&c_id=mlb (http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=12554775&topic_id=8879976&c_id=mlb)

I was about to post that one too. It doesn't get any better than that!
With that HR a decade of losing flew away with it. Hopefully a decade or more of winning will come with it.

09-29-2010, 08:45 AM
To me, Chapman's first appearance was pretty memorable.

Bruce's walkoff to clinch was baseball poetry though.