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The Operator
04-06-2011, 03:08 PM
Stubbs
Phillips
Votto
Rolen
Bruce
Heisey
Hernandez
Janish
Volquez

What, no OBP King Jonny Gomes tonight?

Have fun in the game thread tonight guys, I'll be down at the park enjoying this nice weather.

RedsManRick
04-06-2011, 03:08 PM
Reds
Stubbs CF
Phillips 2B
Votto 1B
Rolen 3B
Bruce RF
Heisey LF
Hernandez C
Janish SS
Edinson Volquez P

Astros
Nelson Figueroa P

Looks like Dusty's talking up Heisey may have been real. Good to see him get another start. Though I think just about anybody can have success against Nelson Figueroa.

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 03:09 PM
That lineup is for me.

CTA513
04-06-2011, 03:22 PM
Should be an easy win with the Astros only fielding 1 player.

;)

The Operator
04-06-2011, 03:26 PM
I meant to merge my thread into yours but it looks like the software had other plans, Rick. My bad.

redsfan30
04-06-2011, 03:28 PM
What an incredible defensive nine.

Redsfan320
04-06-2011, 03:39 PM
The odds of us going 5-0 look pretty good right now. Sadly, I'll miss the first hour or so.

320

Edd Roush
04-06-2011, 04:20 PM
I'm going to make the educated guess based on today's line-up that Cairo will start at third tomorrow and Renteria at short. I kind of wish they would have had one of Cairo/Renteria start today so we won't be much weaker at both positions tomorrow. LeCure will certainly need the defensive help.

Quatitos
04-06-2011, 04:26 PM
I'm going to make the educated guess based on today's line-up that Cairo will start at third tomorrow and Renteria at short. I kind of wish they would have had one of Cairo/Renteria start today so we won't be much weaker at both positions tomorrow. LeCure will certainly need the defensive help.
I would guess that Fransisco will start tomorrow at third, not Cairo. That is probably why we saw Cairo replace Phillips last night so he could get a couple of ABs in this series.

Homer Bailey
04-06-2011, 04:37 PM
I looked at the lineup for about 3 minutes and tried to find something to complain about. Finally came up with one:

"Why the heck does Dusty have to post this awesome lineup so early?? How am I supposed to get any work done this afternoon when I have this lineup to look forward to? Unbelievable Dusty."

Cards just lost to the Pirates, and are now 2-4.

edabbs44
04-06-2011, 04:40 PM
I looked at the lineup for about 3 minutes and tried to find something to complain about. Finally came up with one:

"Why the heck does Dusty have to post this awesome lineup so early?? How am I supposed to get any work done this afternoon when I have this lineup to look forward to? Unbelievable Dusty."

Cards just lost to the Pirates, and are now 2-4.

Yep, I think Dusty has pretty much appeased the masses here.

Now watch the Reds lose 4-1.

sivman17
04-06-2011, 06:44 PM
I'm putting the over/under that The Mayor says to "look" at something or uses the term "right there" at 60.

He likes using those phrases lol.

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 06:56 PM
If he says look right there does it count for two?

sivman17
04-06-2011, 06:58 PM
If he says look right there does it count for two?

you betcha

Tommyjohn25
04-06-2011, 06:59 PM
Ok. Any idea when the games will be in HD? It doesn't specify on the schedule.

paintmered
04-06-2011, 07:01 PM
Chat is open. Hope to see you in there!

kbrake
04-06-2011, 07:05 PM
Ok. Any idea when the games will be in HD? It doesn't specify on the schedule.

Yeah I'm new to Fox Sports HD and tonight I have the Cavs game in HD. Do we not get Reds games in HD until the 4 remaining Cavs fan finish watching their season?

sivman17
04-06-2011, 07:10 PM
Ok. Any idea when the games will be in HD? It doesn't specify on the schedule.


http://www.foxsportsohio.com/02/28/11/FOX-Sports-Ohio-to-broadcast-145-Reds-ga/landing_reds.html?blockID=429570&feedID=4181


Non-HD games are highlighted in gray.

RedsMan3203
04-06-2011, 07:12 PM
Where's the out pitch?

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 07:13 PM
The change up just isn't where it was pre surgery yet.

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 07:13 PM
Where was that?

JaxRed
04-06-2011, 07:15 PM
HD on DirecTv for us out of towners

paintmered
04-06-2011, 07:17 PM
Join us in chat or else nate will hunt you down and give you a high five in your sleep.

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 07:19 PM
See ya

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 07:22 PM
Oh no Bill Hall.

JaxRed
04-06-2011, 07:24 PM
Throw strikes. I'd warm up somebody like Maloney if for no other reason than to send a message to Volquez

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 07:25 PM
Gas. 1 more.

Tommyjohn25
04-06-2011, 07:27 PM
http://www.foxsportsohio.com/02/28/11/FOX-Sports-Ohio-to-broadcast-145-Reds-ga/landing_reds.html?blockID=429570&feedID=4181


Non-HD games are highlighted in gray.

According to that, tonights should be in HD. I got the Cavs in the Dayton area. Yay for me and my brand new LED TV.

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 07:27 PM
Oy. 1-0 Astros.

kbrake
04-06-2011, 07:28 PM
I still think by May we will be glad we stuck it out with Volquez. I think he will get it together.

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 07:29 PM
3-0.

The Voice of IH
04-06-2011, 07:29 PM
Well, at least most of Redzone thinks he is going to be ok

The Voice of IH
04-06-2011, 07:30 PM
It just hit me, we traded Josh Hamilton for Volquez

WVRedsFan
04-06-2011, 07:30 PM
There has to be something wrong. The guy has no command. 40 pitches and 3 walks in the inning. Wowsers.

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 07:31 PM
There has to be something wrong. The guy has no command. 40 pitches and 3 walks in the inning. Wowsers.
Yes. He's a guy who didn't have great command to begin with less than 100 innings removed from Tommy John.

The Voice of IH
04-06-2011, 07:31 PM
Well, at least he is smiling. less then 100 innings, the way he is pitching he will never make it.

Blitz Dorsey
04-06-2011, 07:32 PM
We'll look back on trading Josh Hamilton for Edinson Volquez as the second-worst trade in Reds' history, only behind Frank Robinson. AMAZING.

KYRedsFan
04-06-2011, 07:32 PM
ugggh, no bueno so far this year with Edinson. Not good times

JaxRed
04-06-2011, 07:32 PM
ERA back to 12.15 NOW Dusty starts to warm somebody, when you should have done it about 3 batters ago.

The Voice of IH
04-06-2011, 07:33 PM
We'll look back on trading Josh Hamilton for Edinson Volquez as the second-worst trade in Reds' history, only behind Frank Robinson. AMAZING.

any trade of Hamilton was a horrible trade, but for Volquez was just dumb bad luck

WVRedsFan
04-06-2011, 07:34 PM
I agree, 44, but why then are we starting him? Four runs and lots of damage to be done yet. Send him down, give him work, and don't let him give away games. He obviously is not ready.

As for the trade, well, I agree it's not what we hoped.

WVRedsFan
04-06-2011, 07:35 PM
"3 walks, 4 hits, 4 runs," sayeth Thommy Brenneman.

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 07:36 PM
I agree, 44, but why then are we starting him? Four runs and lots of damage to be done yet. Send him down, give him work, and don't let him give away games. He obviously is not ready.

As for the trade, well, I agree it's not what we hoped.
He dominated the minors in his rehab last year. It doesn't do him any good going down there. It's April and we're 4-0. If we can't let him work through it now, we'll never be able to.

PuffyPig
04-06-2011, 07:37 PM
I'm not defending Volquez becuase 3 walks will do you in, but when the other team puts only 4 balls into play, and they are all singles (including 2 flares and one bleeder), Volquez wasn't getting much luck.

He didn't pitch nearly as bad as the actual results.

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 07:39 PM
I'm not defending Volquez becuase 3 walks will do you in, but when the other team puts only 4 balls into play, and they are all singles (including 2 flares and one bleeder), Volquez wasn't getting much luck.

He didn't pitch nearly as bad as the actual results.
He also struck out the side. That's the predicament you put yourself in when you walk three guys though.

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 07:41 PM
This zone is tiny.

The Voice of IH
04-06-2011, 07:43 PM
The First Belongs to the Astros, But the Game will Belong to the Reds

WVRedsFan
04-06-2011, 07:44 PM
The First Belongs to the Astros, But the Game will Belong to the RedsLet's see if Volquez pitches any more before saying that...

WVRedsFan
04-06-2011, 07:47 PM
Oh boy...

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 07:49 PM
Some of those restrictions the Rangers put on Volquez were absurd.

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 07:49 PM
That was a god awful call.

KYRedsFan
04-06-2011, 07:50 PM
uhhh, what the hell

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 07:50 PM
Volquez is on pace for 27 strikeouts on 800 pitches.

WVRedsFan
04-06-2011, 07:50 PM
Did they change the rules? Good grief. Horrible call.

WVRedsFan
04-06-2011, 07:51 PM
Volquez is on pace for 27 strikeouts on 800 pitches.And allowing 36 runs on 36 hits :)

PuffyPig
04-06-2011, 07:52 PM
Pence has struck out 3 times in two innings.

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 07:53 PM
5 strikeouts lol

WVRedsFan
04-06-2011, 07:54 PM
When he misses bats, he misses bats, but when anything else happens, well "Mayday!"

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 07:57 PM
6 strike outs. Give up on him, he sucks.

kbrake
04-06-2011, 07:57 PM
6 strike outs. Give up on him, he sucks.

But we traded Hamilton for him.

PuffyPig
04-06-2011, 07:58 PM
Other than the 4 walks, Volquez has been virtually unhittable.

The 4 singles on non-hard hit balls makes it look quite a bit worse than it was.

The Reds hit 3 balls harder in the first than the Astros have all night.

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 07:58 PM
Other than the 4 walks, Volquez has been virtually unhittable.

The 4 singles on non-hard hit balls makes it look quite a bit worse than it was.

The Reds hit 3 balls harder in the first than the Astros have all night.
Not to mention the first walk was on strike 3.

He will be fine. Just gotta be patient.

WVRedsFan
04-06-2011, 07:59 PM
I wouldn't give up on him, but allowing 9 runs in 8 innings, no matter the number of strikeouts is something to worry about. You can strike out 27 men but if the other teams scores that many runs, it doesn't matter.

_Sir_Charles_
04-06-2011, 07:59 PM
I still think by May we will be glad we stuck it out with Volquez. I think he will get it together.

He'd better. Because right now, he doesn't look like he's got ANY IDEA where the ball is going to go.

Yes, he's got the stuff to miss bats...but that same stuff has the ability to miss the CATCHER too. If Cueto, Leake, Wood, & Bailey all look solid...I'd have to consider demoting Volquez or sending him to the pen or something. Anything to get him to lose the walks.

For me, the walks are everything. If he can't get those under control...time to try someone who can.

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 08:01 PM
I wouldn't give up on him, but allowing 9 runs in 8 innings, no matter the number of strikeouts is something to worry about. You can strike out 27 men but if the other teams scores that many runs, it doesn't matter.
No doubt, but if you are missing that many bats, you're hits and runs given up are going to go way down.

_Sir_Charles_
04-06-2011, 08:02 PM
No doubt, but if you are missing that many bats, you're hits and runs given up are going to go way down.

Has anybody ever considered the fact that he misses so many bats because the hitters have about as much of a clue where the ball is going to go as Edinson does?

kbrake
04-06-2011, 08:02 PM
He'd better. Because right now, he doesn't look like he's got ANY IDEA where the ball is going to go.

Yes, he's got the stuff to miss bats...but that same stuff has the ability to miss the CATCHER too. If Cueto, Leake, Wood, & Bailey all look solid...I'd have to consider demoting Volquez or sending him to the pen or something. Anything to get him to lose the walks.

For me, the walks are everything. If he can't get those under control...time to try someone who can.

I agree with your general idea but I think the ceiling for Volquez is so much higher than most the other guys in this rotation. I think in the long run he'll be worth all the frustration now.

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 08:03 PM
Has anybody ever considered the fact that he misses so many bats because the hitters have about as much of a clue where the ball is going to go as Edinson does?
How is the hitter not knowing where the ball is going a bad thing? Volquez is never going to have great control, but it shouldn't come as a surprise he's struggling with it so much coming off TJ.

_Sir_Charles_
04-06-2011, 08:04 PM
Regardless of how Volquez is winging it up there, we're gonna tattoo Figeroa.

RedsMan3203
04-06-2011, 08:04 PM
How is the hitter not knowing where the ball is going a bad thing? Volquez is never going to have great control, but it shouldn't come as a surprise he's struggling with it so much coming off TJ.

And, how much did he really work in ST in live action?

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 08:05 PM
And, how much did he really work in ST in live action?
Another good point, he hardly pitched at all in Spring Training.

_Sir_Charles_
04-06-2011, 08:05 PM
How is the hitter not knowing where the ball is going a bad thing? Volquez is never going to have great control, but it shouldn't come as a surprise he's struggling with it so much coming off TJ.

I get that. But here's the thing, we've got too many starters as it is....let him figure it out OFF the Reds rotation. Let him figure it out in Louisville.

WVRedsFan
04-06-2011, 08:05 PM
Well, we're only down 3 now.

kbrake
04-06-2011, 08:06 PM
I get that. But here's the thing, we've got too many starters as it is....let him figure it out OFF the Reds rotation. Let him figure it out in Louisville.

Does he have options?

_Sir_Charles_
04-06-2011, 08:06 PM
Fail. Bunt right in front of the plate. DP, third to first.

Captain Hook
04-06-2011, 08:06 PM
You guys need to get a room.:luvu:

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 08:06 PM
I get that. But here's the thing, we've got too many starters as it is....let him figure it out OFF the Reds rotation. Let him figure it out in Louisville.
He's not going to learn anything blowing away AAA hitters.

WVRedsFan
04-06-2011, 08:07 PM
Volquez bunts into a double play. Great Caesar's Ghost!

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 08:07 PM
That was a horrid bunt.

_Sir_Charles_
04-06-2011, 08:07 PM
Does he have options?

Don't know. But we could use the rehab/injury thing, right?

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 08:08 PM
Don't know. But we could use the rehab/injury thing, right?
If you create a fake injury, sure.

PuffyPig
04-06-2011, 08:08 PM
I get that. But here's the thing, we've got too many starters as it is....let him figure it out OFF the Reds rotation. Let him figure it out in Louisville.

When Lecure is one of your starters you don't have too many starters.

Let's see how he's doing when Cueto/Bailey come back.

kbrake
04-06-2011, 08:08 PM
Don't know. But we could use the rehab/injury thing, right?

Yeah and if he hasn't figured it out by the time Cueto and Bailey are back I wouldn't be shocked if we see that. I think he will have it figured out by then.

_Sir_Charles_
04-06-2011, 08:08 PM
Yes, he has options. just checked.

Captain Hook
04-06-2011, 08:09 PM
Volquez does have 5 Ks tonight.I could see him easily going four scoreless and we'll then consider this another start he can build from.

_Sir_Charles_
04-06-2011, 08:10 PM
He's not going to learn anything blowing away AAA hitters.

The only thing he needs to learn is control. Has nothing to do with the hitters. Has to do with hitting the mitt. I firmly believe his biggest problem is right between his ears. I love his stuff, but without control...it's useless.

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 08:11 PM
The only thing he needs to learn is control. Has nothing to do with the hitters. Has to do with hitting the mitt. I firmly believe his biggest problem is right between his ears. I love his stuff, but without control...it's useless.
Has everything to do with hitters. Major League hitters will make him throw strikes.

_Sir_Charles_
04-06-2011, 08:11 PM
Volquez does have 5 Ks tonight.I could see him easily going four scoreless and we'll then consider this another start he can build from.

Keep this in mind though. He's going against the Astros. Not exactly murderer's row.

Captain Hook
04-06-2011, 08:13 PM
Keep this in mind though. He's going against the Astros. Not exactly murderer's row.

Still, I could live with this through April as long as he's going 5+ IP and not getting blown out.BTW they have a lot of games against teams like the Astros in April.

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 08:13 PM
Easy inning for Volquez.

kbrake
04-06-2011, 08:13 PM
Just takes him about 60 pitches to find his release.

_Sir_Charles_
04-06-2011, 08:14 PM
Has everything to do with hitters. Major League hitters will make him throw strikes.

Disagree. He has to be able to throw it where he's intending to throw it. You could have a mannequin up there. Once he gets his control back, THEN you can learn to adjust to hitters. But what's a hitter in the box going to do for you if you're throwing it into the ground 5-10 feet in front of the plate?

PuffyPig
04-06-2011, 08:15 PM
Volquez does have 5 Ks tonight.I could see him easily going four scoreless and we'll then consider this another start he can build from.

The Astros first 6 outs were all K's.

_Sir_Charles_
04-06-2011, 08:16 PM
Just takes him about 60 pitches to find his release.

If that's the case, then that's on Price. He needs to have him throw prior to the game at full speed, full boar. You can't have him trying to figure it out in live game action.

I'm going to drop this, it's just frustrating me. Nothing about you guys, it's just me. I'll just focus on the other players when he's throwing.

Blitz Dorsey
04-06-2011, 08:17 PM
It's great to see Volquez finally settle down. The problem is when you throw almost 50 pitches in the first inning ... even if you end up settling down ... you're not long for this world because of the pitch count. So, Volquez probably only has two more innings max left tonight. Not a quality start by any means, even if he pitches another two good innings.

kbrake
04-06-2011, 08:17 PM
If that's the case, then that's on Price. He needs to have him throw prior to the game at full speed, full boar. You can't have him trying to figure it out in live game action.

I'm going to drop this, it's just frustrating me. Nothing about you guys, it's just me. I'll just focus on the other players when he's throwing.

I was kidding. And I think the point 44 is trying to make is that minor league hitters are much more likely to chase and when that happens its not going to help Volquez. He needs to face Major League hitters that will force him to throw good pitches.

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 08:18 PM
If that's the case, then that's on Price. He needs to have him throw prior to the game at full speed, full boar. You can't have him trying to figure it out in live game action.

I'm going to drop this, it's just frustrating me. Nothing about you guys, it's just me. I'll just focus on the other players when he's throwing.
It's not on Price. People just need to be patient.

Captain Hook
04-06-2011, 08:19 PM
It's not on Price. People just need to be patient.

I agree.It's difficult but it's a long season.A few subpar outings from Volquez isn't going to kill this team.

_Sir_Charles_
04-06-2011, 08:20 PM
Votto's a beast.

1st to 3rd...it's what we do in Cincy. :O)

Captain Hook
04-06-2011, 08:20 PM
All around beautiful baseball.

Blitz Dorsey
04-06-2011, 08:20 PM
Seriously, Votto is an absolute machine at the plate.

PuffyPig
04-06-2011, 08:21 PM
I agree.It's difficult but it's a long season.A few subpar outings from Volquez isn't going to kill this team.

Maybe not the Reds, but it's killing the posters on RedsZone.

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 08:21 PM
Meanwhile, it's 4-3.

RedsMan3203
04-06-2011, 08:21 PM
Running Redlegs.......

_Sir_Charles_
04-06-2011, 08:21 PM
Rolen with a gapper! 4-3 now.

Bruce is going yard tonight. Bank on it.

Blitz Dorsey
04-06-2011, 08:21 PM
4-3!!! Double for Scotty Roles.

_Sir_Charles_
04-06-2011, 08:22 PM
Beats it out! Infield single to Hall for Brucie.

Blitz Dorsey
04-06-2011, 08:22 PM
Bruce legs out an infield single.

Blitz Dorsey
04-06-2011, 08:22 PM
Casey is phenomenal as the color man with Thom.

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 08:23 PM
Oh I love this team lol.

4-4

RedsMan3203
04-06-2011, 08:23 PM
It's a brand new ballgame gents'

_Sir_Charles_
04-06-2011, 08:23 PM
Ohh...I think that might've been a bad call. I think Wallace stayed on the bag.

MikeS21
04-06-2011, 08:24 PM
Casey is phenomenal as the color man with Thom. Love the self-depreciation. "I'd been out by ten steps - no, twelve steps!"

_Sir_Charles_
04-06-2011, 08:24 PM
My bad. He dropped it too.

kbrake
04-06-2011, 08:24 PM
My bad. He dropped it too.

I thought he had it too. Man this team is so much fun to watch.

Blitz Dorsey
04-06-2011, 08:25 PM
Reds baseball baby!!!

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 08:25 PM
LOL! What was that?

RedsMan3203
04-06-2011, 08:25 PM
What in the world?

I'll take it!

redhawkfish
04-06-2011, 08:25 PM
:DHa!

_Sir_Charles_
04-06-2011, 08:25 PM
JR Towels throws it away. 5-4 Redlegs

His hand hit the bat as he was throwing it to third on the steal.

RBA
04-06-2011, 08:25 PM
Casey, "A jammed johnson"?

Is this a family broadcast?

Blitz Dorsey
04-06-2011, 08:26 PM
If you play aggressive baseball, good things tend to happen.

Captain Hook
04-06-2011, 08:26 PM
This is great but the Astros are terrible.:laugh:

Blitz Dorsey
04-06-2011, 08:26 PM
Casey, "A jammed johnson"?

Is this a family broadcast?

Better than saying he's got a "cracked co**." Haha.

_Sir_Charles_
04-06-2011, 08:27 PM
This is great but the Astros are terrible.:laugh:

Yep. I don't see any way they don't finish dead last.

Captain Hook
04-06-2011, 08:28 PM
Janish is a machine!!!

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 08:28 PM
Janish.

6-4.

NC Reds
04-06-2011, 08:28 PM
Soft J!

Blitz Dorsey
04-06-2011, 08:28 PM
Huge hit right there by Janish!

paintmered
04-06-2011, 08:28 PM
Janish adds to the lead!

WVRedsFan
04-06-2011, 08:29 PM
Reds are Red Hot!

So much for the old discussions about no offense!

BCubb2003
04-06-2011, 08:29 PM
Volquez with a chance for the win.

RedsMan3203
04-06-2011, 08:30 PM
Wow, 830 and we just completed 3 innings....

On pace for.... 4 hour game

WVRedsFan
04-06-2011, 08:31 PM
Just noticed how little Volkie's feet are. Seriously. No foundation.

If Volquez goes 5 for the win, he better have a couple of very effecient innings.

Captain Hook
04-06-2011, 08:31 PM
Lets see what Volquez does with the lead.Hopefully he doesn't loose his control again.I'd be a bit more worried if he does.

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 08:31 PM
Dusty will do everything he can to get him through 5.

The Voice of IH
04-06-2011, 08:31 PM
The First Belongs to the Astros, But the Game will Belong to the Reds

I love and I mean LOVE

Tooting my own Horn!

11larkin11
04-06-2011, 08:31 PM
Casey, "A jammed johnson"?

Is this a family broadcast?

I'm sure many teams have names for bloopers like that. We called em "Judy's", because our coach enjoyed calling us girl names when we hit bloopers, and that is the one that he used most. Joods!

GAC
04-06-2011, 08:31 PM
Did I just hear Sean Casey say that Dusty Baker is one of the greatest managers in the history of the game? LOL

Captain Hook
04-06-2011, 08:33 PM
Did I just hear Sean Casey say that Dusty Baker is one the greatest managers in the history of the game? LOL

Well a World Series Championship would have to put him in the conversation.

RedsMan3203
04-06-2011, 08:33 PM
Money.

BCubb2003
04-06-2011, 08:33 PM
Did I just hear Sean Casey say that Dusty Baker is one the greatest managers in the history of the game? LOL

Casey is the anti-Marty. We'll just have to deal.

Blitz Dorsey
04-06-2011, 08:33 PM
Janish is proving me wrong. I love it. Keep it up, Paulie!

WVRedsFan
04-06-2011, 08:34 PM
Did I just hear Sean Casey say that Dusty Baker is one the greatest managers in the history of the game? LOLYes. Now remember, Casey loves everyone. He's wearing on me. Kind of like the kid who was always talking in school and wouldn't shut up. Always telling everyone how much he liked you. He just talks to hear himself talk sometimes. I'm glad everyone else is enjoying it. I like it some last night, but tonight he's annoying.

GAC
04-06-2011, 08:34 PM
Yes. Now remember, Casey loves everyone. He's wearing on me. Kind of like the kid who was always talking in school and wouldn't shut up. Always telling everyone how much he liked you. He just talks to hear himself talk sometimes. I'm glad everyone else is enjoying it. I like it some last night, but tonight he's annoying.

Just don't be mean to him. :mooner:

Blitz Dorsey
04-06-2011, 08:35 PM
Casey is the anti-Marty. We'll just have to deal.

Whatever. No one was more of a goody-two-shoes than the extremely annoying George Grande. At least Case is openly rooting for the Reds. Grande went out of his way to be indifferent ... unless the Cardinals were in town and then he'd fall all over himself rooting for them.

Casey is a huge upgrade from people like Grande and Paul Keels. (I know that's apples and oranges to some extent since Case is color and Grande/Keels were PBP.)

WVRedsFan
04-06-2011, 08:35 PM
Just don't be mean to him. :mooner:Yeah he might give me a high-5 and break my arm.:)

Blitz Dorsey
04-06-2011, 08:36 PM
Volquez up to 81 pitches through 3.1 innings. WOW.

BCubb2003
04-06-2011, 08:36 PM
Did I just hear Sean Casey say that Dusty Baker is one of the greatest managers in the history of the game? LOL


Whatever. No one was more of a goody-two-shoes than the extremely annoying George Grande. At least Case is openly rooting for the Reds. Grande went out of his way to be indifferent ... unless the Cardinals were in town and then he'd fall all over himself rooting for them.

Casey is a huge upgrade from people like Grande and Paul Keels. (I know that's apples and oranges to some extent since Case is color and Grande/Keels were PBP.)

I'm not saying it's a bad thing. He really does talk a lot about the game, which is great.

WVRedsFan
04-06-2011, 08:39 PM
Another walk. I think his is a problem of concentration

RBA
04-06-2011, 08:39 PM
Did I just hear Sean Casey say that Dusty Baker is one of the greatest managers in the history of the game? LOL

Compared to the managers that Casey played under? Bob Boone?

JaxRed
04-06-2011, 08:40 PM
Not watching anymore... please tell me someone is warming up

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 08:41 PM
4-3-6 DP. Yessir!

Cedric
04-06-2011, 08:42 PM
I just wanted to chime in about that last play. That was PICTURE perfect from Brandon and one heck of a smart play.

WVRedsFan
04-06-2011, 08:44 PM
Not watching anymore... please tell me someone is warming upCome back, Jax. He got out of it.

JaxRed
04-06-2011, 08:44 PM
Come back, Jax. He got out of it.

Taping 2 other things.... Idol and Survivor

WVRedsFan
04-06-2011, 08:46 PM
Taping 2 other things.... Idol and Survivor

I guess Volkie will make it through 5 and get the win--you know, the stat that doesn't mean anything. Or so I'm told.

_Sir_Charles_
04-06-2011, 08:47 PM
I just wanted to chime in about that last play. That was PICTURE perfect from Brandon and one heck of a smart play.

Exactly. He kept the entire play in front of him and knew when he had to throw to first. Absolutely flawless. :beerme:

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 08:50 PM
1 pitch, 1 out.

Exactly what Volquez needed.

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 08:52 PM
That bum just blew some 96 MPH gas by him.

2 outs.

WVRedsFan
04-06-2011, 08:52 PM
What is that thing Volquez wears on his head under his hat?

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 08:52 PM
What is that thing Volquez wears on his head under his hat?
Gotta be a doo rag.

WVRedsFan
04-06-2011, 08:53 PM
Looks like a skull cap of some sort. I've never seen that before

_Sir_Charles_
04-06-2011, 08:53 PM
What is that thing Volquez wears on his head under his hat?

A Predator Headdress? :O)

kaldaniels
04-06-2011, 08:54 PM
Tip of the hat to EV. 2 straight games where he has battled through after a tough start.

_Sir_Charles_
04-06-2011, 08:54 PM
That bum just blew some 96 MPH gas by him.

2 outs.

Just to be clear, I don't think anybody questions his stuff. He's got a fantastic arm. (and for my take, I certainly don't see him as a bum. And yes, I realize it might not have been directed at me...just stating my opinion on the matter)

paintmered
04-06-2011, 08:54 PM
Volquez is now in line to be the winning pitcher.

membengal
04-06-2011, 08:54 PM
As bad as that first inning was, all props to Volquez for what he put together thereafter. Kept it close and got better.

Must say, I would have lost a bet as him settling down.

paintmered
04-06-2011, 08:56 PM
Wooooooooooo-oooooooooooaaahhhhh.... up to the plate

WVRedsFan
04-06-2011, 08:56 PM
As bad as that first inning was, all props to Volquez for what he put together thereafter. Kept it close and got better.

Must say, I would have lost a bet as him settling down.It seems to be a pattern. Bad first and then settle down. I still think it's mental, but I never, ever expect him to be an ace. Just doesn't have it between the ears to be that. Lots of guys like that. Let's just hope he can get rid of his 1st inning demons.

_Sir_Charles_
04-06-2011, 08:58 PM
Wooooooooooo-oooooooooooaaahhhhh.... up to the plate

WHAT?!?

WVRedsFan
04-06-2011, 08:59 PM
The music played when Scotty comes out. What is that by the way?

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 08:59 PM
99 pitches for Volquez, I really hope Dusty doesn't try to stretch him through another one.

WVRedsFan
04-06-2011, 09:00 PM
99 pitches for Volquez, I really hope Dusty doesn't try to stretch him through another one.I don't think there's anyone warming up or at least the laughing Casey and the Thom didn't mention it.

paintmered
04-06-2011, 09:00 PM
WHAT?!?

That's my (rather poor) attempt to sing along with that Coldplay song.

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 09:01 PM
The music played when Scotty comes out. What is that by the way?

YouTube - Coldplay - Viva La Vida (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvgZkm1xWPE)

Captain Hook
04-06-2011, 09:01 PM
It seems to be a pattern. Bad first and then settle down. I still think it's mental, but I never, ever expect him to be an ace. Just doesn't have it between the ears to be that. Lots of guys like that. Let's just hope he can get rid of his 1st inning demons.

I think it says a lot about what's between his ears that he can start so terribly both of his first starts but still end up giving his team some innings and keeping them in the game.There's probably a whole lot of guys out there that would've never made it out of the 1st inning after starting off like that.

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 09:01 PM
Ondrusek in.

kaldaniels
04-06-2011, 09:03 PM
I think it says a lot about what's between his ears that he can start so terribly both of his first starts but still end up giving his team some innings and keeping them in the game.There's probably a whole lot of guys out there that would've never made it out of the 1st inning after starting off like that.

Thats what I was thinking. I was also thinking, does 2 starts make a "pattern"?

WVRedsFan
04-06-2011, 09:04 PM
Thats what I was thinking. I was also thinking, does 2 starts make a "pattern"?You forget the playoff game? Of course that was last year. Figure of speech. Maybe i should have said, "so far this year" or something like that.

paintmered
04-06-2011, 09:06 PM
Ondrusek owns the 6th.

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 09:07 PM
Masset 7th
Chapman 8th
Cordero 9th

Dooooo it.

kaldaniels
04-06-2011, 09:09 PM
You forget the playoff game? Of course that was last year. Figure of speech. Maybe i should have said, "so far this year" or something like that.

How does the playoff game relate to his struggles in the first inning? He gave up a double to Victorino who then got small-balled in. 1 run allowed.

kaldaniels
04-06-2011, 09:10 PM
Why is Figueroa still in the game?

paintmered
04-06-2011, 09:12 PM
Watching Houston is like watching the Reds when they were at their worst.

WVRedsFan
04-06-2011, 09:12 PM
How does the playoff game relate to his struggles in the first inning? He gave up a double to Victorino who then got small-balled in. 1 run allowed.Refresh my memory, whcih I admit is faulty. How long did he last and how many runs did he allow? My recollection is that he got bombed, but I could be wrong. Matters not in the whole scheme of things I guess.

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 09:13 PM
Chapman is warming up according to Casey.

paintmered
04-06-2011, 09:14 PM
7-4. Rawk.

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 09:14 PM
Stubbs is a man on fire right now.

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 09:15 PM
The entire team is on fire lol

kaldaniels
04-06-2011, 09:16 PM
Refresh my memory, whcih I admit is faulty. How long did he last and how many runs did he allow? My recollection is that he got bombed, but I could be wrong. Matters not in the whole scheme of things I guess.

It was not a good start for Volquez...I believe 4 runs total allowed. But the first inning was not really a struggle.

RedsMan3203
04-06-2011, 09:16 PM
Stubbbbbbbby!

I've missed that nickname...

kaldaniels
04-06-2011, 09:16 PM
They've got their 8 runs.

membengal
04-06-2011, 09:16 PM
Was the Houston manager in some sort of vegetative state?

Captain Hook
04-06-2011, 09:17 PM
So far the Reds only weakness this year is the 1st inning when Volquez pitches.

WVRedsFan
04-06-2011, 09:17 PM
I know the Astros are horrible, but this team is showing offensive powress. Leaving that pitcher in was almost criminal. Maybe he's already throwing in the towell for the season? Maybe he's really Bob Boone in disguise?

WVRedsFan
04-06-2011, 09:19 PM
So far the Reds only weakness this year is the 1st inning when Volquez pitches.Be careful...:)

Captain Hook
04-06-2011, 09:19 PM
Was the Houston manager in some sort of vegetative state?

He's just hammering home the point that last years sub 4 ERA for Figueroa was just a fluke.

WVRedsFan
04-06-2011, 09:21 PM
Great at bat for Votto resulting in a double and another run 9-4

RedsMan3203
04-06-2011, 09:21 PM
Going Oppo for a ground rule double.... LOL

Cyclone792
04-06-2011, 09:22 PM
I just have to pop in and make the observation that Carlos Lee is a complete disaster in left field. Votto's double there was a gift from just awful, AWFUL defense (and I'm loving every bit of it).

membengal
04-06-2011, 09:22 PM
That's such a silly good piece of hitting by the MVP.

11larkin11
04-06-2011, 09:23 PM
I just have to pop in and make the observation that Carlos Lee is a complete disaster in left field. Votto's double there was a gift from just awful, AWFUL defense (and I'm loving every bit of it).

Wait til you see Berkman in Right. ;)

WVRedsFan
04-06-2011, 09:23 PM
I just have to pop in and make the observation that Carlos Lee is a complete disaster in left field. Votto's double there was a gift from just awful, AWFUL defense (and I'm loving every bit of it).Yep. Totally agree. He should have had it. Same result, though. Reds run with one less out, though.

membengal
04-06-2011, 09:23 PM
I just have to pop in and make the observation that Carlos Lee is a complete disaster in left field. Votto's double there was a gift from just awful, AWFUL defense (and I'm loving every bit of it).

Don't disagree. But it was still a remarkable at-bat to battle to that point and put Lee to the question.

Captain Hook
04-06-2011, 09:23 PM
I just have to pop in and make the observation that Carlos Lee is a complete disaster in left field. Votto's double there was a gift from just awful, AWFUL defense (and I'm loving every bit of it).

You guys are like a minute or two ahead of what I'm seeing.:confused:

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 09:24 PM
Remember when we were down 4-0?

kaldaniels
04-06-2011, 09:24 PM
How many players do the Reds have who would be the best player on the Astros? I would conservatively start the over/under at 5.

WVRedsFan
04-06-2011, 09:24 PM
Shades of Pete Rose in the AS game!

membengal
04-06-2011, 09:24 PM
Brandon Phillips. Hard-nosed ballplayer.

RedsMan3203
04-06-2011, 09:24 PM
Remember when we were down 4-0?

Say what?? :confused:

paintmered
04-06-2011, 09:25 PM
The strike zone is getting bigger.

Captain Hook
04-06-2011, 09:26 PM
You guys are like a minute or two ahead of what I'm seeing.:confused:

Never mind.I forgot I paused it when I put my son to bead.:rolleyes:

membengal
04-06-2011, 09:27 PM
So did the Reds agree to spot Houston four just to try and make it interesting?

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 09:28 PM
So did the Reds agree to spot Houston four just to try and make it interesting?
I think we're gonna lose tomorrow.

kbrake
04-06-2011, 09:29 PM
I think we're gonna lose tomorrow.

Just need to get into the Astros pen at some point.

Captain Hook
04-06-2011, 09:30 PM
:QUOTE=reds44;2344385]I think we're gonna lose tomorrow.[/QUOTE]

:nono:

Haven't you been watching?

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 09:31 PM
Myers vs. LeCure= Ru roh

membengal
04-06-2011, 09:31 PM
I think we're gonna lose tomorrow.

On paper, it looks like it favors Houston. But I will be very curious to see how it plays out between the lines. That is one confident team with the "C" on the helmets right now.

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 09:33 PM
Chapman time.

WVRedsFan
04-06-2011, 09:33 PM
I think we're gonna lose tomorrow.No. Even with Sam on the mound, this team is on fire. They will score enough to win the game.

Captain Hook
04-06-2011, 09:33 PM
We'll have some guys resting tomorrow but those guys sitting will be available for a 9th inning comeback.Call me crazy but I'm looking forward to LeCure.

The Voice of IH
04-06-2011, 09:33 PM
The First Belongs to the Astros, But the Game will Belong to the Reds

I still love tooting my own horn!

WVRedsFan
04-06-2011, 09:35 PM
I still love tooting my own horn!

Self praise is half scandal. My Daddy told me that...;)

Captain Hook
04-06-2011, 09:39 PM
Houston has been looking at 96 mph a lot tonight.I'd like to see Chapman dial it up a notch.

Captain Hook
04-06-2011, 09:40 PM
100 MPH. That's more like it.

redsmetz
04-06-2011, 09:40 PM
So did the Reds agree to spot Houston four just to try and make it interesting?

My wife & I went in to BW3 for dinner expressly to watch the game for a while. Down 4-0, we left. I was a big disappointed, to say the least. But I told my wife that I know this team is capable of coming back and winning a game like this. Lotsa fun.

Captain Hook
04-06-2011, 09:42 PM
Last four pitches.100,102,102,101

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 09:48 PM
We've got a game in like 15 hours, give me Maloney to finish this one out.

WVRedsFan
04-06-2011, 09:48 PM
Through 6.5 innings, it's Reds10, Colt .45's 4.

bellhead
04-06-2011, 09:48 PM
Man, Jarnish can pick it...

Making it look easy...

WVRedsFan
04-06-2011, 09:57 PM
Bray in.

WVRedsFan
04-06-2011, 09:58 PM
Great leaping catch by Phillips.

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 09:59 PM
Thom talking about how good of a person Brandon Phillips is.

WVRedsFan
04-06-2011, 10:00 PM
Thom talking about how good of a person Brandon Phillips is.

Don't tell Jim Edmonds

WVRedsFan
04-06-2011, 10:01 PM
Bray with a good outing. Guess it's CoCo time in the ninth, but first the bottom of the 8th.

kaldaniels
04-06-2011, 10:04 PM
Who did the Reds get for Del Rosario?

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 10:05 PM
Who did the Reds get for Del Rosario?
Not sure on this, but I don't think anyone. I think the Astros claimed him on waivers.

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 10:08 PM
Runs runs runs runs runs runs runs

WVRedsFan
04-06-2011, 10:09 PM
WS MVP drives in a run. 11-4

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 10:09 PM
Sanchez is awful at SS.

12-4

WVRedsFan
04-06-2011, 10:10 PM
5th error for Houston. Reds score. 12-4

kaldaniels
04-06-2011, 10:10 PM
Hypothetical question. If the Astros had the Reds' defense tonight, how many runs would the Reds have right now?

WVRedsFan
04-06-2011, 10:12 PM
Hypothetical question. If the Astros had the Reds' defense tonight, how many runs would the Reds have right now?If you go by earned runs - 8.

WVRedsFan
04-06-2011, 10:17 PM
It's CoCo time!

WVRedsFan
04-06-2011, 10:23 PM
TOBTTR!

Puig Your Red
04-06-2011, 10:24 PM
5 and oh.

YouTube - DJ Khaled "All I Do Is Win" feat. Ludacris, Rick Ross, T-Pain & Snoop Dogg / Victory In Stores Now (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGXzlRoNtHU)

HeatherC1212
04-06-2011, 10:27 PM
Yay Reds! :jump:

I keep missing all the fun here. I'll get here in time for a game sometime this weekend! :)

757690
04-06-2011, 10:28 PM
YouTube - Duh, WINNING (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsIKexb5DM8&feature=youtube_gdata_player)

kaldaniels
04-06-2011, 10:30 PM
Jim Day's corner of the stadium after the game is getting out of hand lately. :D