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Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 03:18 PM
Stubbs
Phillips
Votto
Rolen
Bruce
Gomes
Hanigan
Janish
LeCure

First time starting a game thread for me.Good to see Phillips back.

Edd Roush
04-19-2011, 03:30 PM
Love this line-up. Let's hope the weather holds off so we can get this game in. The radar really doesn't look too bad right now and the hourly shows that we should be able to get 5 innings in. Was there recently a rule change about how a game ends due to rain? I thought I saw that somewhere. Is the game still called if five innings have passed or if the home team is leading after four and a half or do they have to finish the game at a later time?

kbrake
04-19-2011, 03:52 PM
Word on 700 most of the afternoon was no more rain until after midnight. Hope they were right.

Tornon
04-19-2011, 03:57 PM
Love this line-up. Let's hope the weather holds off so we can get this game in. The radar really doesn't look too bad right now and the hourly shows that we should be able to get 5 innings in. Was there recently a rule change about how a game ends due to rain? I thought I saw that somewhere. Is the game still called if five innings have passed or if the home team is leading after four and a half or do they have to finish the game at a later time?

I think it goes something like this:
If 5 innings have passed and both teams have had an equal # of atbats then the game is done & whoever is leading wins but if the visiting team has had an extra at bat then the game is suspended to be finished later.

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 04:07 PM
I think it goes something like this:
If 5 innings have passed and both teams have had an equal # of atbats then the game is done & whoever is leading wins but if the visiting team has had an extra at bat then the game is suspended to be finished later.

Sounds fair to me.

I really wish the Reds had a roof.If there's any chance of rain and I haven't bought tickets yet I don't go.I was planning on making the trip from Columbus with a friend tonight but even with the now slightly optimistic forecast I'm not taking the chance.I know I can watch the game in HD for free if they play and if they don't I've got some good NBA action going on.I'll support our boys another day.

RedsMan3203
04-19-2011, 07:07 PM
Sounds fair to me.

I really wish the Reds had a roof.If there's any chance of rain and I haven't bought tickets yet I don't go.I was planning on making the trip from Columbus with a friend tonight but even with the now slightly optimistic forecast I'm not taking the chance.I know I can watch the game in HD for free if they play and if they don't I've got some good NBA action going on.I'll support our boys another day.

Dude, you missed a chance.....

There aint nothin' like rain at the ballpark... even better with rain delays.... I've been through a few and loved them.... :thumbup:

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 07:10 PM
So is there some kind of boycott that RZ organized and no one told me about it?Looks like things are about to get started.

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 07:12 PM
Dude, you missed a chance.....

There aint nothin' like rain at the ballpark... even better with rain delays.... I've been through a few and loved them.... :thumbup:

Yeah...I know but I didn't mention I was going to drag my 4 year old with me.I've had some fun during rain delays but mostly they suck.

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 07:12 PM
Is Sam LeCure our ace?

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 07:13 PM
K to start the game for Sammy.

kbrake
04-19-2011, 07:13 PM
Yeah...I know but I didn't mention I was going to drag my 4 year old with me.I've had some fun during rain delays but mostly they suck.

I'm with you. Rain delays are awful. With a 4 year old? I can't even imagine.

RedsMan3203
04-19-2011, 07:14 PM
Yeah...I know but I didn't mention I was going to drag my 4 year old with me.I've had some fun during rain delays but mostly they suck.

Ahh, Makes sense now...

HD is still nice... :)

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 07:14 PM
1-0 Arizona

I'm going to stop watching the 1st inning of these games

RedsMan3203
04-19-2011, 07:14 PM
That didn't take long.....

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 07:16 PM
21 1st inning runs in 17 games this year.

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 07:16 PM
Not too bad.Drew GO to Phillips for the 3rd out.

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 07:17 PM
Hope Phillips picks up where he left off before missing a few games.

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 07:19 PM
Whats going on tonight that there's only 4 RZ members in the game thread right now?

RedsMan3203
04-19-2011, 07:19 PM
Whats going on tonight that there's only 4 RZ members in the game thread right now?

Getting beat 3 out of 4 from Pittsburgh at home will do that....

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 07:20 PM
Stubbs hits one deep but Young is waiting for it a few feet shy of the warning track.

kbrake
04-19-2011, 07:21 PM
Getting beat 3 out of 4 from Pittsburgh at home will do that....

Would be hard to blame people for taking a night off after last night. That game was difficult to watch.

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 07:24 PM
Votto HBP after a Phillips GO

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 07:27 PM
Upton robs Rolen of a hit with a nice diving catch.

1-0 DBacks after one

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-19-2011, 07:27 PM
What a depressing atmosphere that must be to play in. There looks like there's about 30 people there and it sounds like a morgue.

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 07:30 PM
Chris Young grounds out to Yanish.

RedsMan3203
04-19-2011, 07:31 PM
That was close........

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 07:32 PM
Montero misses a HR by about a foot but is held to a single

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 07:33 PM
Gomes probably made that look harder then it was.2 down

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 07:36 PM
Another ball caught at the warning track.3 down

RedsMan3203
04-19-2011, 07:36 PM
Gomes probably made that look harder then it was.2 down

Gomes, Gold Glove type defense there.....

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-19-2011, 07:37 PM
Something needs to be done with this outfield wall. Broken bat balls get to the warning track?

RedsMan3203
04-19-2011, 07:38 PM
Something needs to be done with this outfield wall. Broken bat balls get to the warning track?

Can we move the Green Monster from Boston to GABP and install it in Right, Center and Left?

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 07:39 PM
Bruce looks at strike 3:(

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 07:41 PM
Gomes with a 1 out double.

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 07:43 PM
As if it wasn't the biggest story in baseball for a few weeks last season, Thom explains how Galarraga was robed of a perfect game for those that didn't know.

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 07:45 PM
Hanigan walks after a long AB.1st and 2nd with 1 down for Yanish.

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 07:47 PM
The speedy Jonny Gomes steals 3rd.

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 07:48 PM
Yanish with the sac fly RBI.Nice job Paul!

1-1

RedsMan3203
04-19-2011, 07:49 PM
The speedy Jonny Gomes steals 3rd.

Captain Everything..... Does the small stuff.

kbrake
04-19-2011, 07:49 PM
Gomes has been a real pleasant suprise this season.

RedsMan3203
04-19-2011, 07:49 PM
Yanish with the sac fly RBI.Nice job Paul!

1-1

You doin the Y on purpose?

Red in Chicago
04-19-2011, 07:49 PM
Chris needs help with his Yiddish

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 07:49 PM
Captain Everything..... Does the small stuff.

Created a run for the good guys.

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 07:51 PM
LeCure strikes out to end the inning.I wonder if Sam has a little longer leash tonight if he's pitching well?

Puig Your Red
04-19-2011, 07:54 PM
Our starting rotation is fun bad right now.

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 07:55 PM
The 10 people at the game tonight boo as Kelly Johnson rounds the bases after hitting a HR.

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 07:55 PM
Phillips makes a play that Cairo dreams about making.

TeamBoone
04-19-2011, 07:56 PM
Brandon Phillips... you were sorely missed.

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 07:56 PM
Upton grounds out to Rolen but damage done.2-1 bad guys after 2 1/2

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 08:01 PM
Missed one pitch and Stubbs goes deep.Tied up again.

Red in Chicago
04-19-2011, 08:03 PM
Upton making Gomes look like a Gold Glover

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 08:03 PM
Upton can't handle jogging to the fence to make a catch.Should be an error but either way Phillips stands on 2B with no outs.

RedsMan3203
04-19-2011, 08:04 PM
Upton gives Phillips a gift.... MVP going to work...

RedsMan3203
04-19-2011, 08:06 PM
Votto looks upset at the baseball....

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 08:06 PM
Votto lines a ball to Upton that is caught this time.

RedsMan3203
04-19-2011, 08:08 PM
I can master microbiology between pitches....... This is taking FOREVER

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 08:09 PM
I can master microbiology between pitches....... This is taking FOREVER

It's the only reason I can handle PBP otherwise I'd fail.

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 08:10 PM
Rolen with an RBI double.3-2 Reds!

RedsMan3203
04-19-2011, 08:10 PM
Future MVP going to work.... Come'on Bruce!!

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 08:10 PM
I'd love to see Bruce do deep here.

RedsMan3203
04-19-2011, 08:12 PM
I'd love to see Bruce do deep here.

That's about the farthest thing from a homer that a fair ball could be.... :laugh:

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 08:12 PM
That's about the farthest thing from a homer that a fair ball could be.... :laugh:

I know.Terrible.

Jonny will come through though.

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 08:14 PM
Well Gomes Ks.3-2 Reds after 3

kbrake
04-19-2011, 08:22 PM
Single by Drew.

And Young has fouled off about 34 pitches 3-2 count.

RedsMan3203
04-19-2011, 08:23 PM
Once 930 hits.... I'm out... I'll turn on Marty so I get to hear good stories... This is dragggggggggin

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 08:24 PM
LeCure topping out at 93 mph and going as low as 76 mph on some pitches.Probably the main reason he has some success.That and he trows strikes.

LeCure wins the battle with Young.1 down with Drew at 1st.

Gallen5862
04-19-2011, 08:25 PM
Thanks for the PBP.

RedsMan3203
04-19-2011, 08:25 PM
LeCure topping out at 93 mph and going as low as 76 mph on some pitches.Probably the main reason he has some success.That and he trows strikes.

LeCure wins the battle with Young.1 down with Drew at 1st.

LeCure reminds me of Harrang all day.

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 08:26 PM
Thanks for the PBP.

First time trying it.Thanks

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 08:29 PM
LeCure refuses to walk Montero after falling behind 3-0.Grounds out to Phillips.

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 08:31 PM
LeCure really battled that inning after the single to Drew.3-2 Reds after 3 1/2

Gallen5862
04-19-2011, 08:32 PM
Let's go Reds.

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 08:33 PM
Hanigan leads things off with a long out.

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 08:35 PM
Yanish grounds out to 3rd.LeCure up with 2 down.Not much going on this inning for the Reds.

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 08:40 PM
Mil. vs Phi. is being shown on MLB net for those with full control of the remote.2-0 Brewers with Doc on the mound.Bob Costas is doing the game BTW.

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 08:41 PM
LeCure with a nice play to get the runner at 3rd after what I'd assume was a leadoff double.

The Operator
04-19-2011, 08:43 PM
Bruuuce! Nice arm!

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 08:43 PM
LOL.Why would anyone even consider running on Bruce?

Puig Your Red
04-19-2011, 08:43 PM
Fun. Bad.

The Operator
04-19-2011, 08:43 PM
You've gotta be kidding me. Ryan Roberts makes it 4-3 after that.

RedsMan3203
04-19-2011, 08:44 PM
Ryan Roberts...................... Anyone?

Blitz Dorsey
04-19-2011, 08:44 PM
Great American Bandbox. What a joke.

You know it's bad when even the batters are shocked the ball goes out.

kbrake
04-19-2011, 08:45 PM
Fun. Bad.

I'm missing the fun part.

Brooklyn Decker pictures from today? Fun.

Watching this team for the past 10 games or so? Not so much.

edabbs44
04-19-2011, 08:45 PM
Fun. Bad.

Is your job now to disparage the entire rotation continuously because of the current state of Volquez?

Puig Your Red
04-19-2011, 08:45 PM
Is your job now to disparage the entire rotation continuously because of the current state of Volquez?
Who is pitching well right now?

The Operator
04-19-2011, 08:45 PM
Triple for Upton.

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 08:46 PM
Who is pitching well right now?

Your avatar was the last guy to pitch a decent game.

edabbs44
04-19-2011, 08:46 PM
Sorry Jay, you have to catch that.

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 08:46 PM
That's a HR.

The Operator
04-19-2011, 08:47 PM
I have a bad feeling they're gonna call that a HR.

Puig Your Red
04-19-2011, 08:47 PM
Your avatar was the last guy to pitch a decent game.
Indeed he did, but his ERA over 5 isn't exactly a beacon of hope.

Reds Fanatic
04-19-2011, 08:47 PM
This play is being reviewed. I think this may be a home run.

edabbs44
04-19-2011, 08:47 PM
Who is pitching well right now?

Not really the point.

Puig Your Red
04-19-2011, 08:47 PM
That's a homer, but I honestly don't know if that's enough to overturn it.

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-19-2011, 08:47 PM
This ballpark is a bad joke. Thanks bowden and Allen

Puig Your Red
04-19-2011, 08:49 PM
Not really the point.
Besides it being exactly the point, it's not really the point.

The Operator
04-19-2011, 08:49 PM
Keeping him at 3B. Thank God.

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 08:50 PM
LeCure has to get out of this.

I'm done with PBP tonight guys.

Puig Your Red
04-19-2011, 08:50 PM
Nice play.

The Operator
04-19-2011, 08:51 PM
There's the third out.

Bats... wake up!

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-19-2011, 08:52 PM
Aaron harang would be the best starter on this staff right now.

kbrake
04-19-2011, 08:53 PM
Aaron harang would be the best starter on this staff right now.

No he would still suck if he pitched in this park.

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 08:53 PM
Aaron harang would be the best starter on this staff right now.

You sure he'd look so good pitching in GABP?

Gallen5862
04-19-2011, 08:53 PM
Who will be able to do pbp now? Thanks Captain Hook for what you did.

edabbs44
04-19-2011, 08:54 PM
Who will be able to do pbp now? Thanks Captain Hook for what you did.

I can take a crack.

2-2 count on stubbs

Puig Your Red
04-19-2011, 08:54 PM
Somebody needs to assassinate Ray Allen's mom.

edabbs44
04-19-2011, 08:55 PM
Stubbs walks on a questionable full count pitch. 0 out.

The Operator
04-19-2011, 08:55 PM
I can take a crack.Drugs are NEVER the answer.





...bad, I know. I just woke up from a long nap though.

edabbs44
04-19-2011, 08:56 PM
BP grounds into a BP/Casey on pitch one. 2 down.

The Operator
04-19-2011, 08:56 PM
Brandon erases Stubbs with a DP ball.

The Operator
04-19-2011, 08:56 PM
Votto is soooo due for a HR.

edabbs44
04-19-2011, 08:57 PM
Joey weak groundout to 1st. Inning over.

The Operator
04-19-2011, 08:59 PM
Jesus.

edabbs44
04-19-2011, 09:00 PM
Monster HR by Young. 5-3.

edabbs44
04-19-2011, 09:00 PM
Lecure's pitching is the only thing worse than his mustache tonight. That was crushed to CF by Chris Young.

Degenerate39
04-19-2011, 09:00 PM
This is going to be one tired bullpen this season

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-19-2011, 09:01 PM
Another reds pitcher tosses batting practice

Puig Your Red
04-19-2011, 09:01 PM
Time to overreact and trade Yonder for some pitching.

kbrake
04-19-2011, 09:01 PM
Time for a Dusty rant like last season during the San Diego series?

edabbs44
04-19-2011, 09:01 PM
This is going to be one tired bullpen this season

Bray especially, he's been up forever tonight.

The Operator
04-19-2011, 09:02 PM
Time to overreact and trade Yonder for some pitching.If it was in a deal for a true #1 hammer type, I'd trade him without even the slightest hesitation. Would have last year too.

Gallen5862
04-19-2011, 09:02 PM
Thanks Edabbs44.

edabbs44
04-19-2011, 09:02 PM
Montero with the whiff. 1 down, none on.

edabbs44
04-19-2011, 09:03 PM
And Sammy is done. Bray coming in.

edabbs44
04-19-2011, 09:05 PM
This visit to the bullpen is brought to you by American Rag t-shirts...with our prices, you'll feel like you stole the shirt off our backs!

Puig Your Red
04-19-2011, 09:06 PM
This visit to the bullpen is brought to you by American Rag t-shirts...with our prices, you'll feel like you stole the shirt off our backs!

hahaha

edabbs44
04-19-2011, 09:07 PM
Bray whiffs someone. Sorry, the dog had to go out.

fisch11
04-19-2011, 09:07 PM
This team desperately needs a CG from Arroyo tomorrow. No off day until the 28th and this bullpen is already getting taxed. I know a CG is asking for a lot considering a quality start would be a pleasant surprise.

edabbs44
04-19-2011, 09:07 PM
2 down.

edabbs44
04-19-2011, 09:08 PM
Miranda with a bullet single past Phillips. Man on 1st, 2 down.

edabbs44
04-19-2011, 09:09 PM
I think there were more people at my son's baptism than at the stadium tonight.

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-19-2011, 09:09 PM
This team desperately needs a CG from Arroyo tomorrow. No off day until the 28th and this bullpen is already getting taxed. I know a CG is asking for a lot considering a quality start would be a pleasant surprise.

I'd take a win any way possible. This inability to beat these borderline AAA teams is getting old.

edabbs44
04-19-2011, 09:10 PM
Galarraga whiffs to end the inning. Going bottom 6, 5-3 Zona.

edabbs44
04-19-2011, 09:10 PM
Rolen-Bruce-Jonny in the bottom of the 6th.

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-19-2011, 09:11 PM
Brewers blast Roy Halladay in Philly tonight.

fisch11
04-19-2011, 09:12 PM
I'd take a win any way possible. This inability to beat these borderline AAA teams is getting old.

Agreed. This is off topic but I noticed your location. I read about your boy Brandon Nimmo today. Is there a lot of hype around town with him?

edabbs44
04-19-2011, 09:14 PM
Scotty pops up to 2B. One down.

The Operator
04-19-2011, 09:15 PM
Terrible AB from Bruce.

edabbs44
04-19-2011, 09:15 PM
Jay blown away. 2 down. Looks like a beaten man.

The Operator
04-19-2011, 09:17 PM
I hope this is me being over-reactionary, but our offense is looking less and less impressive considering the GABP factor and watching teams like Pittsburgh and now Arizona come in and play HR derby.

edabbs44
04-19-2011, 09:17 PM
Jonny with the backwards K. Need to swing the bat on that pitch.

alloverjr
04-19-2011, 09:17 PM
For all the talk about the poor pitching lately, the offense by and large has looked pedestrian at best against some very meager arms.

edabbs44
04-19-2011, 09:18 PM
I hope this is me being over-reactionary, but our offense is looking less and less impressive considering the GABP factor and watching teams like Pittsburgh and now Arizona come in and play HR derby.

There are a number of struggling bats right now.

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 09:18 PM
Jay blown away. 2 down. Looks like a beaten man.

Looks like a beaten team.It's amazing how poor starting pitching can really kill a team.Reminds me of the Reds the last 10 years minus last year.

edabbs44
04-19-2011, 09:21 PM
Pops to Bruce. 1 down. Unsure who that was. Bray still in.

Gallen5862
04-19-2011, 09:24 PM
Are the Reds pitchers not warming up properly to prepare for the first inning? I have not been able to see a Reds game since the MLB Extra Innings preview ended.

edabbs44
04-19-2011, 09:24 PM
Bill Hal..I mean, Ryan Roberts, walks. Close pitch.

edabbs44
04-19-2011, 09:25 PM
Are the Reds pitchers not warming up properly to prepare for the first inning? I have not been able to see a Reds game since the MLB Extra Innings preview ended.

I'm not sure that they have changed their warm up routine.

edabbs44
04-19-2011, 09:25 PM
Upton pops to CF. 2 down. Little attitude for Upton? Threw his bat after that swing.

edabbs44
04-19-2011, 09:26 PM
Roberts steals 2nd. Bray was very slow to home, Hanigan had a nice catch, release and throw.

The Operator
04-19-2011, 09:27 PM
I should be excited about getting into Arizona's bullpen, but right now I'm not sure the offense is up to the task.

OesterPoster
04-19-2011, 09:28 PM
Come on bats, wake up.

edabbs44
04-19-2011, 09:28 PM
Drew Ks looking.

Prediction: The Reds stage a comeback and it is SRO in the thread.

The Operator
04-19-2011, 09:30 PM
Prediction: The Reds stage a comeback and it is SRO in the thread.I'd be down with that.

edabbs44
04-19-2011, 09:31 PM
Hanigan continues to struggle. Soft liner to SS, 1 down.

Blitz Dorsey
04-19-2011, 09:31 PM
Jeez ... the Brewers are rocking Halladay to sleep ... and we're busy losing to the hapless D-Backs (right after losing 3-out-of-4 to the hapless Pirates).

The Operator
04-19-2011, 09:32 PM
Jeez ... the Brewers are rocking Halladay to sleep ... and we're busy losing to the hapless D-Backs (right after losing 3-out-of-4 to the hapless Pirates).Depressing, no?

edabbs44
04-19-2011, 09:33 PM
Paul Janish lines/grounds to 2b, 2 down.

Hermida PH for Bray.

alloverjr
04-19-2011, 09:33 PM
Jeez ... the Brewers are rocking Halladay to sleep ... and we're busy losing to the hapless D-Backs (right after losing 3-out-of-4 to the hapless Pirates).

Which may lead to the conclusion that this team is not quite the juggernaut that some believed.

edabbs44
04-19-2011, 09:33 PM
Reds44 said it best...it just seems like pitchers can get Janish out whenever they really want to. He just doesn't exude confidence up there.

edabbs44
04-19-2011, 09:35 PM
Hermida whiffs.

The Operator
04-19-2011, 09:35 PM
And The Reds go 1-2-3 timidly. Offense, where art thou?

edabbs44
04-19-2011, 09:35 PM
May need to break from PBP. Just got a call.

BCubb2003
04-19-2011, 09:37 PM
You have to adjust for the fact that the Reds hitters aren't facing Reds pitchers.

Blitz Dorsey
04-19-2011, 09:41 PM
Well, so much for the gun at GABP being accurate. Ondrusek was just clocked at 100 MPH.

The Operator
04-19-2011, 09:42 PM
Well, so much for the gun at GABP being accurate. Ondrusek was just clocked at 100 MPH.lol Yea I'm not buying that one.

The Operator
04-19-2011, 09:42 PM
1-2-3 for Logan.

Blitz Dorsey
04-19-2011, 09:46 PM
Wow, Stubbs with a walk.

The Operator
04-19-2011, 09:46 PM
Stubbs draws the leadoff walk.

C'mon Phillips. Just think get on base.

_Sir_Charles_
04-19-2011, 09:48 PM
Just got in. I see LeCure surrendered 5. How'd he look?

The Operator
04-19-2011, 09:48 PM
Stubbs to third on the throw to center from the catcher.

_Sir_Charles_
04-19-2011, 09:48 PM
Hey! Stubbs swipes 2nd, ball gets away into center...Drew to third.

The Operator
04-19-2011, 09:49 PM
How'd he look?I'm not a big fan of the 'stache, but other than that - he's a handsome dude.

The Operator
04-19-2011, 09:50 PM
Base hit from Phillips makes it 5-4! Signs of life!

Votto represents the go-ahead run.

_Sir_Charles_
04-19-2011, 09:50 PM
Well, I'm just good luck. :O) 1 run game after Brandon singles to right.

_Sir_Charles_
04-19-2011, 09:51 PM
Just saw the brewers won 9-0. I thought Halladay was pitching? Wowsers.

The Operator
04-19-2011, 09:51 PM
Pretty terrible AB from Votto. Jeesh. 1 down.

_Sir_Charles_
04-19-2011, 09:51 PM
Votto k's on 3.

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 09:52 PM
Terrible AB by Votto

Red in Chicago
04-19-2011, 09:53 PM
Terrible AB by Votto

And rolen.

The Operator
04-19-2011, 09:53 PM
Why are The Reds hacking so wildly against this guy? Seriously.

_Sir_Charles_
04-19-2011, 09:53 PM
Bruce is going yard.

Gallen5862
04-19-2011, 09:53 PM
Let's go Reds. We need runs.

_Sir_Charles_
04-19-2011, 09:54 PM
Crud. Flyout to center.

The Operator
04-19-2011, 09:55 PM
Not gonna be enough. Ugh. 5-4 heading to the ninth.

alloverjr
04-19-2011, 09:55 PM
Putrid ab's from 3-4-5. I think all 3 need a few days off.

redsfaninbsg
04-19-2011, 09:56 PM
What a frustrating week. Look on the bright side, it can't get worse. Seriously, if they lose all three to STL and MIL it's not as mad as the last five games.

_Sir_Charles_
04-19-2011, 09:56 PM
Looks like the bully's been pretty solid tonight. Good to see.

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 09:56 PM
What a disappointing inning.I know we got a run but with a runner on and Votto,Rolen and then Bruce due up with no outs you'd like to get more.

The Operator
04-19-2011, 09:57 PM
What a disappointing inning.I know we got a run but with a runner on and Votto,Rolen and then Bruce due up with no outs you'd like to get more.Yep. 3-4-5 are a combined 1-11 tonight. Not gonna win many games like that.

_Sir_Charles_
04-19-2011, 09:58 PM
Miranda grounds out to Phillips. Ondrusek out for his second inning.

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 09:58 PM
Yep. 3-4-5 are a combined 1-11 tonight. Not gonna win many games like that.

Especially when your starter gives up 5.

_Sir_Charles_
04-19-2011, 09:59 PM
Branyan pinch hits....deep drive, but Gomes hauls it in at the track.

_Sir_Charles_
04-19-2011, 09:59 PM
Quite a few dingers tonight. Is the wind howling again?

The Operator
04-19-2011, 10:00 PM
Barring a comeback from the home team, Milwaukee will tie us for first place tonight.

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 10:01 PM
Nice job tonight by Bray and Ondrusek.

Blitz Dorsey
04-19-2011, 10:01 PM
Ondrusek=excellent.

_Sir_Charles_
04-19-2011, 10:01 PM
Johnson K's. 1-2-3 for Logan. Nice inning.

Alright...lets bring out the LUMBA!

The Operator
04-19-2011, 10:01 PM
Ondrusek is a nice bright spot in this dismal failure of a game so far.

I hope he's the new high leverage arm for now.

_Sir_Charles_
04-19-2011, 10:02 PM
Nice change of pace, Reds hurlers have only allowed 1 walk tonight. Baby steps.

The Operator
04-19-2011, 10:02 PM
Nice change of pace, Reds hurlers have only allowed 1 walk tonight. Baby steps.They've made up for that by giving up 4 dingers. :(

_Sir_Charles_
04-19-2011, 10:03 PM
Putz on the bump.

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 10:03 PM
Good BP work makes a meaningless HR in the 9th meaningful.

The Operator
04-19-2011, 10:05 PM
Jonny plunked to represent the tying run down at 1B.

_Sir_Charles_
04-19-2011, 10:05 PM
Gomes plunked. 1 on, Hanny up.

Reds Fanatic
04-19-2011, 10:05 PM
Good start to the inning as Gomes is hit by the pitch

_Sir_Charles_
04-19-2011, 10:05 PM
What are the odds we both choose to use the word "plunk". :O)

The Operator
04-19-2011, 10:06 PM
What are the odds we both choose to use the word "plunk". :O)Baseball lingo, baby! lol

The Operator
04-19-2011, 10:06 PM
Successful sac bunt moves Gomes to 2B. 1 down for Janish

_Sir_Charles_
04-19-2011, 10:06 PM
Hanny puts down the solid sac bunt. Gomes to 2nd.

The Operator
04-19-2011, 10:07 PM
Heisey looms on deck.

_Sir_Charles_
04-19-2011, 10:07 PM
Heisey on deck. Janish up.

_Sir_Charles_
04-19-2011, 10:07 PM
Janish walk-off? :O) That'd be freaking hilarious.

Gallen5862
04-19-2011, 10:09 PM
Let's get a comeback win.

_Sir_Charles_
04-19-2011, 10:10 PM
Still 0-2 to Janish. Fouling off everything.

_Sir_Charles_
04-19-2011, 10:12 PM
Ground out to third. Gomes had to hold.

The Operator
04-19-2011, 10:12 PM
Janish grounds out to third. Down to our last chance.

_Sir_Charles_
04-19-2011, 10:12 PM
Hi-C up to the dish.

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 10:12 PM
I'm such a fool.I really thought Yanish was going to get the job done there.

redsfaninbsg
04-19-2011, 10:12 PM
Win or lose, I would have played this inning totally differently.

_Sir_Charles_
04-19-2011, 10:13 PM
Win or lose, I would have played this inning totally differently.

I agree. I know he played it by the book, but I let Hanny swing.

Captain Hook
04-19-2011, 10:13 PM
Win or lose, I would have played this inning totally differently.

After Gomes got on I'd of let Hani hit and then PH for Yanish.

redsfaninbsg
04-19-2011, 10:14 PM
After Gomes got on I'd of let Hani hit and then PH for Yanish.

This, and I would have sent Renteria to the plate then Heisey.

_Sir_Charles_
04-19-2011, 10:14 PM
Okay this idiot in the stands yelling "WOOOOOOooooooooo....." is driving me nuts.

Superdude
04-19-2011, 10:15 PM
anyone wanna second guess the Hanigan bunt? Creating outs in that situation seems a little risky given Janish was the next batter

_Sir_Charles_
04-19-2011, 10:15 PM
Darn. 5-4 loss.

The Operator
04-19-2011, 10:15 PM
Reds lose.

1-3 vs The Pirates and 1-3 vs The DBacks to start the year. Unbelievable.

redsfaninbsg
04-19-2011, 10:16 PM
anyone wanna second guess the Hanigan bunt? Creating outs in that situation seems a little risky given Janish was the next batter

To me, if you bunt you can't let Janish hit.

Gallen5862
04-19-2011, 10:16 PM
:(

RBA
04-19-2011, 10:20 PM
To me, if you bunt you can't let Janish hit.

Exactly. You cannot make orange juice with lemons.



:D

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-19-2011, 10:20 PM
How silly do those WINNING shirts that this team was wearing after sweeping the Brewers look now. The start of this season can't be considered anything other than a disappointment, especially when you consider that it started 5-0 then played the Astros, Dbacks, Padres and Dbacks the next 12 games - and won 4 of them.

alloverjr
04-19-2011, 10:25 PM
Completely overrated club IMO, though they're certainly not this bad. Get a couple of guys to hit and a pitcher or two back and I think they'll tread water this year. So, I guess I wouldn't be entirely disappointed in the results.

oneupper
04-19-2011, 10:30 PM
To me, if you bunt you can't let Janish hit.

Yep. You have Heisey, Cairo and Renteria. All better bats.

_Sir_Charles_
04-19-2011, 10:33 PM
Depressing bunch around here. The offense sucks, the pitching sucks, we're overrated, we're pitiful. Sounds like a bunch of Cardinal players with all the whining. At the end of the day guys, we're in first place, we've scored more runs than ANY team in the MAJORS, and we've got two workhorses coming back from the DL in a week or two. Guys will get healthy, guys will start to hit more like their norms, the starters will start to go deeper into games and the bullpen will start to get more rest. Relax, take a deep breath, and remember that this is a marathon...not a sprint.

Sea Ray
04-19-2011, 10:45 PM
Anyone else hate the decision to give away an out in the 9th? Not a good move by Dusty.

fisch11
04-19-2011, 10:49 PM
Depressing bunch around here. The offense sucks, the pitching sucks, we're overrated, we're pitiful. Sounds like a bunch of Cardinal players with all the whining. At the end of the day guys, we're in first place, we've scored more runs than ANY team in the MAJORS, and we've got two workhorses coming back from the DL in a week or two. Guys will get healthy, guys will start to hit more like their norms, the starters will start to go deeper into games and the bullpen will start to get more rest. Relax, take a deep breath, and remember that this is a marathon...not a sprint.

Well said. If you would have told me that 2 starters would start the year on the DL and that we would be in 1st place after 17 games, I would have been completely satisfied with that. The offense is nothing to worry about if you followed this group last year. Deeper, more consistent quality starts will even everything out, and it sounds like Cueto and Bailey may be pretty close to trying to help contribute to that.

reds1869
04-19-2011, 10:54 PM
Anyone else hate the decision to give away an out in the 9th? Not a good move by Dusty.

I hated the move. Never, ever give away an out in that situation unless you are fairly certain the next hitter can get the runner home. Oh well, life goes on and we get to watch them go at it again tomorrow. That is one of the best things about baseball, eh?

WVPacman
04-19-2011, 11:10 PM
Its gutcheck time for the Reds and we are about to see if this team will be able to respond from a loosing streak like last year.If they can't then im afraid it will be a long season.

CTA513
04-19-2011, 11:32 PM
Bray has quietly thrown 7 and 1/3rd scoreless innings to start the season.

Matt700wlw
04-19-2011, 11:51 PM
Reds are in a funk.

I believe they had a few of these last season....

traderumor
04-20-2011, 10:06 AM
Last year April was a shaky month, finished at 12-11 thanks to a 5 game winning streak at the end of the month, had a negative run differential by 20 runs. They were still floundering around .500, a game under through May 7. Funny to revisit that considering where they ended.

I was telling my wife last night that baseball is a game of streaks. When the team is going good, playing every day makes things a lot of fun. But when the team is in a funk, you start hoping for rain outs.

There sure has been a lot of volatility in contenders so far this year, all around the league. Historically, probably a pretty typical first 2-1/2 weeks of the season.

lollipopcurve
04-20-2011, 11:03 AM
There sure has been a lot of volatility in contenders so far this year, all around the league. Historically, probably a pretty typical first 2-1/2 weeks of the season.

Going to be knockdown, dragout this year, I think. If I had to bet on a team in the Central right now, give me Milwaukee. But injuries will play a huge role, ultimately.