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MikeThierry
06-30-2011, 04:20 PM
I guess I'll start it.

Woot for the Brewers losing! :)

Homer Bailey
06-30-2011, 04:25 PM
Can someone change the title to include Part II? Also, can we try to keep this one to its intended purpose? Gracias.

reds44
06-30-2011, 04:48 PM
Aramis Ramirez just went yard off Brian Wilson to tie it at 1 in the ninth.

Reds/Flyers Fan
06-30-2011, 04:52 PM
The Reds have got a ton of mileage off the Brewers tough interleague schedule. Milwaukee went 2-7 vs. the Red Sox, Rays and Yanks combined. Hopefully the Twins can continue to dominate the Crew like they have in recent years when the games are played in Minny.

Go Twins!

remdog
06-30-2011, 04:58 PM
Personally, I don't know what 'woot' means but if it means that the Cards lose, I'm a happy guy.

Rem

Ron Madden
07-01-2011, 03:25 AM
I hope this thread stays real active from here on out to the very end of the 2011 season. :beerme:

CTA513
07-01-2011, 09:52 PM
Cardinals beat the Rays 5-3
Westbrook with 7 scoreless innings

LvJ
07-02-2011, 06:38 AM
http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitpic/photos/full/335760658.gif?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJF3XCCKACR3QDMOA&Expires=1309604033&Signature=p0qAIZ0tXI9zmMhP8Xl0yi3L4yI%3D

Brian Wilson not so great this year.

This happened after he blew the game in the 8th @ Detroit. San Fran came back and won in the 9th, however.

traderumor
07-02-2011, 10:47 AM
http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitpic/photos/full/335760658.gif?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJF3XCCKACR3QDMOA&Expires=1309604033&Signature=p0qAIZ0tXI9zmMhP8Xl0yi3L4yI%3D

Brian Wilson not so great this year.

This happened after he blew the game in the 8th @ Detroit. San Fran came back and won in the 9th, however.
That was one of the sorriest tantrums I've seen attempted. I'm surprised the bat didn't bounce back and hit him in the head after the weak swing at the water cooler. He needs to go to Zambrono's seminar in the offseason.

LvJ
07-02-2011, 03:10 PM
That was one of the sorriest tantrums I've seen attempted. I'm surprised the bat didn't bounce back and hit him in the head after the weak swing at the water cooler. He needs to go to Zambrono's seminar in the offseason.

Haha. Agreed. I was surprised the lid kind of popped off.

Tony Cloninger
07-02-2011, 03:59 PM
http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitpic/photos/full/335760658.gif?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJF3XCCKACR3QDMOA&Expires=1309604033&Signature=p0qAIZ0tXI9zmMhP8Xl0yi3L4yI%3D

Brian Wilson not so great this year.

This happened after he blew the game in the 8th @ Detroit. San Fran came back and won in the 9th, however.



Anything at all to stop those Brian Wilson beard commercials....please....enough.

remdog
07-02-2011, 04:32 PM
:laugh::laugh:
Anything at all to stop those Brian Wilson beard commercials....please....enough.

Agreed! It's tough enough having to watch him in person much less having to see one of his commericals follow behind the end of an inning. :laugh:

Rem

Ron Madden
07-02-2011, 08:25 PM
The Twins lead the Brewers 7-0 in the 4TH inning.

Reds/Flyers Fan
07-02-2011, 09:23 PM
The Twins lead the Brewers 7-0 in the 4TH inning.

Interleague has been brutal on the NL Central (well, to everyone not named STL who got a legitimate schedule and not a youth T-ball schedule).

reds44
07-02-2011, 10:00 PM
Brewers just came back from down 7-0 to take an 8-7 lead.

Cardinals are down 5-1.

Pirates won game 1, and are down by 1 late in game 2.

reds44
07-02-2011, 10:15 PM
Brewers win.

3 back of Milwaukee and St. Louis.

fearofpopvol1
07-02-2011, 10:18 PM
Brewers just came back from down 7-0 to take an 8-7 lead.

Unreal. That's worse than the Reds. I think.

traderumor
07-03-2011, 08:26 AM
Just watched the highlight of Jon Rauch losing his shirt, and I really don't know why he was so upset at that call because it looked like Utley was clearly safe. Must have been more to that for him to go ballistic. I guess we can't blame 'roid rage anymore. :lol:

Tony Cloninger
07-03-2011, 10:22 AM
Just watched the highlight of Jon Rauch losing his shirt, and I really don't know why he was so upset at that call because it looked like Utley was clearly safe. Must have been more to that for him to go ballistic. I guess we can't blame 'roid rage anymore. :lol:

The 2 strike pitch to Howard is what got him going. It was a strike....very clearly. Another ump in a long line of umps who is not very good at balls and strikes.

klw
07-03-2011, 02:19 PM
Cliff Lee has not only given up a run today, it was earned. That breaks his scoreless streak at 3.5 years. Phils still lead the Jays 4-1

klw
07-03-2011, 03:40 PM
Lee ended up giving 7 runs including 3 hrs in the 8th. EE hit a bomb into the upper deck to make in 7-4 Jays but I have not seen a distance on it.
http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2011_07_03_phimlb_tormlb_1&mode=video

CTA513
07-03-2011, 03:59 PM
Grienke with another solid outing so far: 5 IP, 5 H, 5 R (4 ER) 2 BB, 7 K and 2 HR

Reds/Flyers Fan
07-03-2011, 04:04 PM
Just checked out the Pirates upcoming schedule and, of course, it couldn't possibly be any easier. They go home for seven games against the Astros and Cubs leading into the break, then start the second half with three at Houston.

Unreal.

Matt700wlw
07-03-2011, 04:11 PM
Take care of business, Reds.

Beat the Redbirds.

mdccclxix
07-03-2011, 04:46 PM
Brewers imploding in Minny! Cards already lost. Coolness.

BearcatShane
07-03-2011, 04:47 PM
9-7 Twins lead in the bottom of 7

Tony Cloninger
07-03-2011, 05:26 PM
Just checked out the Pirates upcoming schedule and, of course, it couldn't possibly be any easier. They go home for seven games against the Astros and Cubs leading into the break, then start the second half with three at Houston.

Unreal.


You sure do complain a lot about other teams schedules. How about the Reds NOT taking care of their own business against the Orioles or Indians or D-Backs? I think it says a lot that the Pirates have played this well without playing those 2 very much.

Ron Madden
07-03-2011, 05:29 PM
The soft part of the Reds schedule was April and May, wish they would've made some hay then.

Twins beat Brewers 9-7.

WebScorpion
07-03-2011, 05:39 PM
Just checked out the Pirates upcoming schedule and, of course, it couldn't possibly be any easier. They go home for seven games against the Astros and Cubs leading into the break, then start the second half with three at Houston.

Unreal.
I think by the end of next weekend the Pirates will be in first place. Hopefully, the Reds will be right on their tails. While they're playing the Stros and Cubs at home we have the Cards and Brewers, and both of them have us and the D'Backs. If our guys can really turn it up a notch (we start the Cards series with Cueto and end the Brewers series with him also. ;) ) we can chase the Pirates for the rest of the season and both leave St. Louis and Milwaukee in the rear view. :thumbup:

Ron Madden
07-03-2011, 06:04 PM
Brewers and Cardinals lose, Reds and Pirates win.

Reds just 2 games off the pace heading in to St. Louis.

Reds/Flyers Fan
07-03-2011, 06:08 PM
You sure do complain a lot about other teams schedules. How about the Reds NOT taking care of their own business against the Orioles or Indians or D-Backs? I think it says a lot that the Pirates have played this well without playing those 2 very much.

So schedules aren't an issue? So the Brewers and Cardinals had equal 18-game interleague schedules? So playing the Royals six times is the same as playing the Tribe six times?

The Reds certainly deserve oodles of criticism for even making who the Pirates play a relevant discussion in July. I believe I pointed out two months ago that the Reds just weren't doing enough damage against what was supposed to be an easy stretch of games (Pads, Dbacks, Pirates, Stros - of course the Pirates and Dbacks have proven to be rather good). But this is a scoreboard watching thread and deals with games the Cards, Crew and Pirates are playing. I don't think it's unfair to point out an upcoming easy 10-game stretch for one of those three teams - particularly the team who is directly in front of the Reds. Thanks for your editorial regarding my post though.

edabbs44
07-03-2011, 07:16 PM
Brewers and Cardinals lose, Reds and Pirates win.

Reds just 2 games off the pace heading in to St. Louis.

The reason why I am not freaked out yet on their performance and the reason why I am not freaked out yet about Walt not making any major changes.

It's still all good.

Hoosier Red
07-03-2011, 07:26 PM
So schedules aren't an issue? So the Brewers and Cardinals had equal 18-game interleague schedules? So playing the Royals six times is the same as playing the Tribe six times?

The Reds certainly deserve oodles of criticism for even making who the Pirates play a relevant discussion in July. I believe I pointed out two months ago that the Reds just weren't doing enough damage against what was supposed to be an easy stretch of games (Pads, Dbacks, Pirates, Stros - of course the Pirates and Dbacks have proven to be rather good). But this is a scoreboard watching thread and deals with games the Cards, Crew and Pirates are playing. I don't think it's unfair to point out an upcoming easy 10-game stretch for one of those three teams - particularly the team who is directly in front of the Reds. Thanks for your editorial regarding my post though.

The difference in probability for beating the first place team versus the last place team in baseball is probably smaller than in any other sport. The difference in number of teams faced because of a different schedule is smaller in baseball than in any other sport.

So in a word. No. It doesn't really matter.

Do you think whichever team got 6 with the Pirates is overjoyed this season?

VR
07-04-2011, 12:51 AM
The reason why I am not freaked out yet on their performance and the reason why I am not freaked out yet about Walt not making any major changes.

It's still all good.

For the last 10 years.....the Reds have many times rolled into the break fairly close to 1st place, but they did it with duct tape and baling wire. They've got enough talent and depth to make a serious run, as they've underperformed to this point. I join you in the not being freaked out department....mainly for that reason.

Reds/Flyers Fan
07-04-2011, 01:15 AM
The difference in probability for beating the first place team versus the last place team in baseball is probably smaller than in any other sport. The difference in number of teams faced because of a different schedule is smaller in baseball than in any other sport.

So in a word. No. It doesn't really matter.

Do you think whichever team got 6 with the Pirates is overjoyed this season?

In seven words: I don't agree with that ... at all. And neither, apparently, does Brewers manager Ron Roenicke.

http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/124383708.html

PuffyPig
07-04-2011, 07:06 AM
For the last 10 years.....the Reds have many times rolled into the break fairly close to 1st place, but they did it with duct tape and baling wire. They've got enough talent and depth to make a serious run, as they've underperformed to this point. I join you in the not being freaked out department....mainly for that reason.

I'll join you in that.

The Reds are 2 games out with the best run differential in the division. We have (by far) the best depth in the division and as the season wears on, that becomes more and more important.

There is no reason the Reds do not remain contenders as the season wears on, and I like our chances as much as anyone's.

Hoosier Red
07-04-2011, 09:53 AM
In seven words: I don't agree with that ... at all. And neither, apparently, does Brewers manager Ron Roenicke. Somehow he was able to land a job managing a big league ballclub without knowing quite as much as Internet message board posters. :rolleyes:

http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/124383708.html
I'm going to start another thread because this is an interesting topic but I don't want to take away from the purpose of this thread.

traderumor
07-04-2011, 11:09 AM
Grienke with another solid outing so far: 5 IP, 5 H, 5 R (4 ER) 2 BB, 7 K and 2 HRThat's solid? I'd call that poor.

reds44
07-04-2011, 11:12 AM
That's solid? I'd call that poor.
Sarcasm my friend.

traderumor
07-04-2011, 11:16 AM
Sarcasm my friend.Maybe so, but no indication and I've learned to never assume anything. When not obvious, that's what emoticons are for. :)

Tony Cloninger
07-04-2011, 06:09 PM
So schedules aren't an issue? So the Brewers and Cardinals had equal 18-game interleague schedules? So playing the Royals six times is the same as playing the Tribe six times?

The Reds certainly deserve oodles of criticism for even making who the Pirates play a relevant discussion in July. I believe I pointed out two months ago that the Reds just weren't doing enough damage against what was supposed to be an easy stretch of games (Pads, Dbacks, Pirates, Stros - of course the Pirates and Dbacks have proven to be rather good). But this is a scoreboard watching thread and deals with games the Cards, Crew and Pirates are playing. I don't think it's unfair to point out an upcoming easy 10-game stretch for one of those three teams - particularly the team who is directly in front of the Reds. Thanks for your editorial regarding my post though.



When you looked at the IL schedule....you cannot tell me you did not see CLE as the equivalent or close to what KC was.

The Reds had NO excuse to lose like they did to CLE or to lose 2 out of 3 to BAL.

I was not being editorial about your post....I just think you complain about the schedule is unfounded.

Brutus
07-04-2011, 06:21 PM
Nyjer Morgan has an OPS of almost .900 now for the Brewers this year. He's been a great pickup for them.

Reds/Flyers Fan
07-04-2011, 07:03 PM
When you looked at the IL schedule....you cannot tell me you did not see CLE as the equivalent or close to what KC was.

The Reds had NO excuse to lose like they did to CLE or to lose 2 out of 3 to BAL.

I was not being editorial about your post....I just think you complain about the schedule is unfounded.

If my complaints are unfounded, then so are Ron Rownicke's, and I'm sorry but I don't believe that.

Brutus
07-04-2011, 07:06 PM
D-backs just took a 7-6 lead on the Brewers in the top of the 9th.

CTA513
07-06-2011, 12:43 AM
Haren with a complete game 1-0 win over the Tigers tonight
9 IP, 2 Hits, 0 Runs, 0 BB, 9 Ks - 122 pitches

For the season: 125 2/3rds innings and only 18 BB compared to 107 Ks

CTA513
07-06-2011, 01:08 AM
McCann shows the dangers of being a catcher:
http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=16644417

blumj
07-06-2011, 08:02 AM
Haren with a complete game 1-0 win over the Tigers tonight
9 IP, 2 Hits, 0 Runs, 0 BB, 9 Ks - 122 pitches

For the season: 125 2/3rds innings and only 18 BB compared to 107 Ks

Not even an All Star. :(

Redsfan320
07-06-2011, 08:08 AM
McCann shows the dangers of being a catcher:

Oooooh. It is a dangerous job... :eek:

320

CTA513
07-07-2011, 10:40 PM
Nationals go up 8-0 on the Cubs and end up losing 10-9
Blue Jays had a 4-0 lead in the 9th and lost 5-4 on a walk off grand slam by Hafner

vaticanplum
07-07-2011, 10:54 PM
Nationals go up 8-0 on the Cubs and end up losing 10-9
Blue Jays had a 4-0 lead in the 9th and lost 5-4 on a walk off grand slam by Hafner

For crying out loud, how many grand slams does Hafner have in his career? Isn't he some kind of GS ninja?

Reds/Flyers Fan
07-07-2011, 11:06 PM
Nationals go up 8-0 on the Cubs and end up losing 10-9
Blue Jays had a 4-0 lead in the 9th and lost 5-4 on a walk off grand slam by Hafner

And Arroyo wasn't involved in any way. And the Indians are starting to really annoy me. I wish they'd just go away.

Tony Cloninger
07-07-2011, 11:50 PM
Does Matt H always chop swing? He just stands there and chops down at pitches. Throw him a high in tight one and see him chop that.

traderumor
07-08-2011, 06:19 PM
Just saw that Cleveland pulled another Wahoo out of their teepee at home last night. Trailing 4-0 heading to the 9th, win 5-4 on a walk off Grand Slam. They are having our 2010 in 2011 so far.

traderumor
07-08-2011, 10:48 PM
How does Aaron Heileman still have a job? Just gave up a homer to Holliday, Snakes up 7-4 late.

But here come the Cards. One in, one on, no out.

CTA513
07-09-2011, 10:13 PM
Pujols with his 1st homer since coming off the DL ties the game at 6-6 in the 8th inning

CTA513
07-09-2011, 10:32 PM
Cardinals win 7-6 on a walk off RBI double by Cruz

CTA513
07-15-2011, 12:33 AM
Brewers lost 12-3 to the Rockies

Harang followed up his 6 no hit innings with 7 scoreless tonight but didn't get his 8th win due to Bell blowing the save.

Brutus
07-16-2011, 02:59 PM
Wonders never cease...

Brutus
07-16-2011, 04:09 PM
Also of note: Astros are quietly on pace for roughly just 50 wins. Bizarre a team that bad hasn't gotten more attention for being that bad.

PuffyPig
07-16-2011, 04:58 PM
Also of note: Astros are quietly on pace for roughly just 50 wins. Bizarre a team that bad hasn't gotten more attention for being that bad.

I knew they were bad, but I hadn;t noticed how bad.

Maybe if a team in the Central was on pace for 100 wins, we'd notice the GB of Houston more easily.

I(heart)Freel
07-16-2011, 05:24 PM
The Stros are challenging Tommy's famous quote.


No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games.* No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games.* It's the other third that makes the difference.* ~Tommy Lasorda

Brutus
07-16-2011, 05:47 PM
I knew they were bad, but I hadn;t noticed how bad.

Maybe if a team in the Central was on pace for 100 wins, we'd notice the GB of Houston more easily.

I had not realized it either until I saw those standings today. Normally a team that bad gets a lot more attention than this.

CTA513
07-17-2011, 11:48 PM
Marlins relief pitcher caught sleeping during yesterdays game against the Cubs:
http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=16985691

kaldaniels
07-18-2011, 12:16 AM
Red Sox and Rays tied 0-0 in the 11th. What's the longest any recent game has gone without a run?

blumj
07-18-2011, 01:22 AM
Red Sox and Rays tied 0-0 in the 11th. What's the longest any recent game has gone without a run?

They were talking about that during the broadcast, but I try so hard not to listen to what they're saying that I missed it. Sorry.

Big Klu
07-18-2011, 01:48 AM
They were talking about that during the broadcast, but I try so hard not to listen to what they're saying that I missed it. Sorry.

They are bad. And the Worldwide Leader fired Jon Miller and Joe Morgan for this?

blumj
07-18-2011, 01:51 AM
The Red Sox scored a run in the top of the 16th inning, and Dustin Pedroia is still the best player on that team.

Playadlc
07-18-2011, 02:42 AM
Dustin Pedroia is still the best player on that team.

Agreed. That man is on an absolute tear right now.

blumj
07-20-2011, 03:26 PM
Anyone ever see Mark Worrell pitch? I know he pitched for the Cards very briefly several years ago, and he'd been on the Orioles AAA team and they called him up recently. He pitches like a robot version of Chad Bradford or something, I don't even know how to describe it, but it's fun and almost scary to watch at the same time.

klw
07-20-2011, 03:42 PM
Dustin Pedroia is still the best player on that team.

Ellsbury may disagree. He is having himself a year. Nice breakout and comeback all at the same time.

reds44
07-20-2011, 11:00 PM
http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg736/scaled.php?tn=0&server=736&filename=vnhuc.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640

Yikes.

CTA513
07-20-2011, 11:20 PM
Yikes.

Just turn it around and wrap it up in tape.

reds44
07-20-2011, 11:21 PM
Jay Cutler would play through it.

reds44
07-20-2011, 11:52 PM
The Reds are +28 in run differential.
The Brewers are -7.

The Reds are 4 games (about to be 4.5) behind the Brewers.

I just refuse to believe that is going to keep up. It can't.

reds44
07-21-2011, 12:08 AM
Willie Bloomquist with a 2 run double to tie it in the 8th.

757690
07-21-2011, 12:09 AM
Willie Bloomquist with a 2 run double to tie it in the 8th.

Against K-Rod.

reds44
07-21-2011, 12:09 AM
Against K-Rod.
That was a bad bad move taking Narveson out. He out thought himself.

reds44
07-24-2011, 12:03 AM
Giants just defeated the Brewers 4-2.

Brewers --
Cardinals --
Pirates 1
Reds 4

+/- in the division:
Cardinals +37
Reds +35
Pirates +1
Brewers -8

I still believe it will come down to the Reds and Cardinals when it's all said and done.

Captain Hook
07-24-2011, 04:35 PM
Pirates and Cards are tied at three in the 9th.

I can't believe that mlbtv blacks out the Pirates in Columbus,Oh:(.

reds44
07-24-2011, 04:53 PM
lol @ the 10th inning from the Cardinals.

Xavier Paul hit a routine grounder to 1st but Motte and Pujols took forever and Paul beat it. Paul then stole second, and Laird's throw went into CF, Paul went to third. Pirates hit a sac fly and Rasmus' unleashed a throw offline.

With a win tonight, the Reds will be three back of both the Pirates and Cardinals. Hopefully the Giants can do us a favor and we can be three back of the Brewers too.

forfreelin04
07-24-2011, 06:35 PM
Brewers lose to the Giants! Tonight is the night for two in a row!! 3 games out with a win tonight!!!

LvJ
07-24-2011, 06:55 PM
3 team tie, nuuuts.

Let's go ahead and win tonight, yeah?

reds44
07-24-2011, 07:18 PM
Unreal that we can be only three out at the end of the night.

vaticanplum
07-27-2011, 12:45 AM
Pirates/Braves still tied 3-3, bottom of the 16th. Almost equal hits too, 12 for the Buccos and 13 for the Braves. Why am I still watching? Why?

CTA513
07-27-2011, 12:47 AM
Pirates/Braves still tied 3-3, bottom of the 16th. Almost equal hits too, 12 for the Buccos and 13 for the Braves. Why am I still watching? Why?

6 scoreless innings for Braves pitcher Martinez out of the bullpen

vaticanplum
07-27-2011, 12:49 AM
6 scoreless innings for Braves pitcher Martinez out of the bullpen

Yeah. That's pretty sweet.

NDRed
07-27-2011, 01:56 AM
And the Pirates game ends on an horrible call by the home plate ump.

reds44
07-27-2011, 01:59 AM
That was the worst call in the history of sports. I'm not even kidding.

OnBaseMachine
07-27-2011, 02:09 AM
http://twitpic.com/5wickc

How do you miss that call? Unbelievable.

NDRed
07-27-2011, 02:11 AM
That was the worst call in the history of sports. I'm not even kidding.

Well there was this Raiders- Patriots game a few years back..........

reds44
07-27-2011, 02:11 AM
http://yfrog.com/khss0caj

And they called him safe!

reds44
07-27-2011, 02:11 AM
Well there was this Raiders- Patriots game a few years back..........
No way. Not even close.

757690
07-27-2011, 02:58 AM
After 19 innings, safe at home has a whole new meaning. ;)

LvJ
07-27-2011, 07:10 AM
Worst call I've ever seen.

http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/670132/HomeTag2.gif.opt.gif

LvJ
07-27-2011, 07:12 AM
Another view

http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitpic/photos/full/356934684.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJF3XCCKACR3QDMOA&Expires=1311766150&Signature=1Uy16H3poCQgLfHah0oV3V2ZrWA%3D

LvJ
07-27-2011, 07:17 AM
And one more view... ;)

‪Naked Gun - Baseball Clip‬‏ - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfH-EUvpx34&)

Homer Bailey
07-27-2011, 10:33 AM
http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?c_id=mlb&content_id=17335331&topic_id=11493214

I dont know. Check out the 3rd and 4th clips in this highlight. It's at least questionable whether or not he got him.

cumberlandreds
07-27-2011, 10:51 AM
http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?c_id=mlb&content_id=17335331&topic_id=11493214 (http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?c_id=mlb&content_id=17335331&topic_id=11493214)

I dont know. Check out the 3rd and 4th clips in this highlight. It's at least questionable whether or not he got him.

Looks like he tagged him on the right thigh to me. Horrible call. I think an umpire was extremely tired and wanted to go home so badly he probably really thought he missed the tag. Another example of why replay needs to be expanded.

757690
07-27-2011, 11:02 AM
http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?c_id=mlb&content_id=17335331&topic_id=11493214

I dont know. Check out the 3rd and 4th clips in this highlight. It's at least questionable whether or not he got him.

I agree. I think he was tagged and was out, but I can see where the ump thought the tagged was missed. Not such a horrible call, IMO.

Homer Bailey
07-27-2011, 11:11 AM
I agree. I think he was tagged and was out, but I can see where the ump thought the tagged was missed. Not such a horrible call, IMO.

It took me watching it 8-10 times in slow motion, and I still haven't decided. Fast motion, it looks like the worst call in history. Upon further review, it's still a bit inconclusive to me. If I can't tell from a slow motion clip, then its hard to get on the ump for "missing" a call.

George Anderson
07-27-2011, 01:22 PM
It took me watching it 8-10 times in slow motion, and I still haven't decided. Fast motion, it looks like the worst call in history. Upon further review, it's still a bit inconclusive to me. If I can't tell from a slow motion clip, then its hard to get on the ump for "missing" a call.

The ump blew the call. If the mitt is down and it reasonably looks like the tag was made then you bang it out. On a play like that you don't get ticky tacky about whether the tag was missed by an inch or two .

The ump knew he blew it and I can tell by his partners body language they knew he blew it to.

I think the ump was ready to go home.

757690
07-27-2011, 01:32 PM
The ump blew the call. If the mitt is down and it reasonably looks like the tag was made then you bang it out. On a play like that you don't get ticky tacky about whether the tag was missed by an inch or two .

The ump knew he blew it and I can tell by his partners body language they knew he blew it to.

I think the ump was ready to go home.

Thanks for that expert insight. Very interesting. :thumbup:

And I agree. That play in the 7th inning gets a safe call.

George Anderson
07-27-2011, 01:34 PM
Thanks for that expert insight. Very interesting. :thumbup:

And I agree. That play in the 7th inning gets a safe call.

Do you mean out call?

757690
07-27-2011, 01:44 PM
Do you mean out call?

Oops. Yeah, that's what I meant.

klw
07-27-2011, 02:00 PM
Angels and Indians going to the bottom of the eighth with nothing of note still going on.
73 pitches for Santana for the Los Angeles California Anaheim Angels of Los Angeles or is Anaheim.
http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2011_07_27_anamlb_clemlb_1&mode=gameday

Homer Bailey
07-27-2011, 02:03 PM
Angels and Indians going to the bottom of the eighth with nothing of note still going on.
73 pitches for Santana for the Los Angeles California Anaheim Angels of Los Angeles or is Anaheim.
http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2011_07_27_anamlb_clemlb_1&mode=gameday

What are you talking about? He's got a no hi-...... Oh I see what you did there.

klw
07-27-2011, 02:10 PM
Santana shakes the above off and K's 3 and its on to the 9th.

LvJ
07-27-2011, 02:10 PM
Impressiiive.

klw
07-27-2011, 02:22 PM
On to the bottom of the 9th. The Indians have committed 5 more errors than they have hits today. That won't win you many games.

LvJ
07-27-2011, 02:27 PM
He did it! Awesome!

Reds Fanatic
07-27-2011, 02:28 PM
Santana gets the no-hitter

reds1869
07-27-2011, 03:06 PM
Excellent!

CTA513
07-29-2011, 08:04 PM
Wang got roughed up in his 1st appearance since 2009

MikeThierry
07-29-2011, 11:24 PM
Congrats to Pujols for getting his 2000th hit.

Ghosts of 1990
07-29-2011, 11:53 PM
If I have reason to visit this thread nightly the last two months nightly like I did this time last year.... and the Reds are part of this race and hang around; stay within 4ish... I'll be the happiest man alive.

kaldaniels
07-29-2011, 11:56 PM
Congrats to Pujols for getting his 2000th hit.

I'm suprised Albert is only at 2000 hits. Not a knock on Albert at all...but that just shows how had it is to get to 3000.

MikeThierry
07-30-2011, 01:36 AM
I'm suprised Albert is only at 2000 hits. Not a knock on Albert at all...but that just shows how had it is to get to 3000.

I think it is harder for a middle of the lineup guy who walks a ton (Pujols has 950 walks in his career) to get 3000 hits than someone hitting one or two. It would be interesting to take a look at all of the players on the 3000 hit club and see how many of those guys are either lead off hitters or 2nd place hitters. I think the even rarer feet is a guy who has 3000 hits and also 500 HR.

Interesting note on it, Pujols is the 12th quickest in MLB history to reach 2000.

mth123
07-30-2011, 04:27 PM
Cubs pounding bad Kyle. 5-0 Cubs still batting in the first.

MikeThierry
07-30-2011, 04:31 PM
Cubs pounding bad Kyle. 5-0 Cubs still batting in the first.

The crazy thing is I think all those are counted as unearned runs due to an error by the SS.

Homer Bailey
07-30-2011, 04:54 PM
The crazy thing is I think all those are counted as unearned runs due to an error by the SS.

Offff course they are.

MikeThierry
07-30-2011, 06:04 PM
Geesh.. I thought the Cards were fundamentally bad. The Cubs are just flat out bad. Cards score 8 runs in that inning mostly due to fundamental mistakes by the Cubs.

klw
07-30-2011, 08:02 PM
Yankees have put up 12 on the O's in the first. Still batting.

klw
07-30-2011, 08:25 PM
Yanks up 15-0 in the 2nd, Cano already with 3 hits.

MikeThierry
07-30-2011, 08:30 PM
Yanks up 15-0 in the 2nd, Cano already with 3 hits.

Robinson Cano... don't ya know!

klw
07-30-2011, 09:32 PM
Cano just doubled in the 6th for his 5th hit of the game. Renny Stennet here he comes.

traderumor
07-31-2011, 08:42 AM
Geesh.. I thought the Cards were fundamentally bad. The Cubs are just flat out bad. Cards score 8 runs in that inning mostly due to fundamental mistakes by the Cubs.Or the failure of the ump to see a textbook definition of inteference, Tim McCarver's opinion notwithstanding. I don't know that you could have a much clearer example. MLB umps are in a slump.

guttle11
07-31-2011, 09:17 AM
Or the failure of the ump to see a textbook definition of inteference, Tim McCarver's opinion notwithstanding. I don't know that you could have a much clearer example. MLB umps are in a slump.

Calling that interference is very polite, it was a blatant and dirty trip. Castro was easily 6-7 feet off the bag. Holliday had to change course and stick his leg out to trip him, spiking him in the process. brutal. One of the few instances where I wouldn't even think about it, he'd have taken one in the small of the back next AB.

MikeThierry
07-31-2011, 11:46 AM
Or the failure of the ump to see a textbook definition of inteference, Tim McCarver's opinion notwithstanding. I don't know that you could have a much clearer example. MLB umps are in a slump.

Holliday could still touch the bag though. I have seen a lot of plays where the appearance of interference was much worse and interference wasn't called. Still, there were a lot of other plays in that game in which my opinion still remains that the Cubs are the most un-fundamentally sound team I have seen all year.

reds44
07-31-2011, 04:27 PM
Reds next 6 games are against Houston and the Cubs.

One last chance to dance.

BuckeyeRedleg
07-31-2011, 04:31 PM
Reds next 6 games are against Houston and the Cubs.

One last chance to dance.

Need 5 of 6, minimum.

Ron Madden
07-31-2011, 04:32 PM
Reds next 6 games are against Houston and the Cubs.

One last chance to dance.

If the Reds don't beat up on Houston and Chicago it's their own fault.

OnBaseMachine
07-31-2011, 04:33 PM
Need 5 of 6, minimum.

Yep. 5-1 or 6-0 and I'll start believing again. Anything less will be a disappointment. Unfortunately, Arroyo will make two starts on this trip.

reds44
07-31-2011, 04:36 PM
Need 5 of 6, minimum.
Yep, no doubt. A 9 game winning streak would be great, but you have to at least get 5 of 6. Get yourself to 58-56 and see where you are in the standings.

The Brewers play the Cardinals 6 of both teams next 9 games, so if you string together wins you are going to be gaining ground on someone.

Ron Madden
07-31-2011, 04:42 PM
Yep. 5-1 or 6-0 and I'll start believing again. Anything less will be a disappointment. Unfortunately, Arroyo will make two starts on this trip.

Gotta keep Bronson's streak of never missing a start alive. Personal goals and achievements seem to trump what's best for the ball club around here. :(

Brutus
08-01-2011, 01:35 AM
The Cardinals lost tonight to the Cubbies 6-3. This puts a bit more distance between they and the Brewers.

If the Brewers will cool down, as I believe they will, I still think the Reds can get back in the race.

cumberlandreds
08-01-2011, 09:15 AM
First off the Reds have to win and win big. Five of six on this road trip is a must. They also need the Cardinals to beat the Brewers. They could cut off a chunk of the overall lead if that happens. But either way that series goes the Reds will gain on someone. The Reds just need to win period. The rest will take care of itself.

kaldaniels
08-01-2011, 09:16 AM
Everyone ready to root for Chris Carpenter tonight?

Quatitos
08-01-2011, 09:33 AM
Everyone ready to root for Chris Carpenter tonight?

I'll be looking for a blown save by the brewers bullpen after Carpenter can't qualify for the win.

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_Sir_Charles_
08-01-2011, 10:45 AM
Gotta keep Bronson's streak of never missing a start alive. Personal goals and achievements seem to trump what's best for the ball club around here. :(

Well, the other options are Wood & Volquez....I'm not sure if Bronson isn't the best choice there.

_Sir_Charles_
08-01-2011, 10:47 AM
The Cardinals lost tonight to the Cubbies 6-3. This puts a bit more distance between they and the Brewers.

If the Brewers will cool down, as I believe they will, I still think the Reds can get back in the race.

The Brewers just got done with playing 6 against the Cubs & Astros. I think that has more to do with their "hot streak" than anything.

Ron Madden
08-01-2011, 11:12 AM
Well, the other options are Wood & Volquez....I'm not sure if Bronson isn't the best choice there.

I guess you have a point but whenever Wood & Voluez pitched as bad as Arroyo has been, they were sent to the Minors.

_Sir_Charles_
08-01-2011, 11:16 AM
I guess you have a point but whenever Wood & Voluez pitched as bad as Arroyo has been, they were sent to the Minors.

True, but they had options...Bronson doesn't. I think we all need to come to grips with the idea that Arroyo's here to stay for the duration of his contract. We know he CAN be effective. Unfortunately, we also know he can be horrid. But right now, I think he's our #5 starter. And to be honest, I kind of expect that from a #5. That being said, he's clearly had the track record to be a very solid #3...sometimes guys just have a bad season.

Ron Madden
08-01-2011, 11:24 AM
True, but they had options...Bronson doesn't. I think we all need to come to grips with the idea that Arroyo's here to stay for the duration of his contract. We know he CAN be effective. Unfortunately, we also know he can be horrid. But right now, I think he's our #5 starter. And to be honest, I kind of expect that from a #5. That being said, he's clearly had the track record to be a very solid #3...sometimes guys just have a bad season.

There is no reason he can't be placed on the 15 day DL with fatigue, get some much needed rest that he should have been given with a stint on the DL at the end of spring training. then see if he can come back and pitch like a #2 instead of a #5 pitcher in the rotation.

_Sir_Charles_
08-01-2011, 01:13 PM
There is no reason he can't be placed on the 15 day DL with fatigue, get some much needed rest that he should have been given with a stint on the DL at the end of spring training. then see if he can come back and pitch like a #2 instead of a #5 pitcher in the rotation.

Fair point. But I think he's gotten past the Mono and he's just having a bad season. I'm not sure we need to DL him though. We could just have him skip a start and give that one start to LeCure. That gives him the rest, doesn't force us to DL him (just in case there's a REAL injury from someone else) and gives us the flexibility to use him if we absolutely have to.

I'll stop here though, as we're getting away from the topic of scoreboard watching. My apologies.

Reds/Flyers Fan
08-01-2011, 01:29 PM
Everyone ready to root for Chris Carpenter tonight?

How about a 19-inning marathon that ends at 1:45 a.m. and both teams ransack their bullpen. And the Brewers lose.

cumberlandreds
08-01-2011, 01:39 PM
How about a 19-inning marathon that ends at 1:45 a.m. and both teams ransack their bullpen. And the Brewers lose.

I vote for three staright 19 inning games. That should kill both teams bullpen for the forseeable future. :D

Reds Freak
08-01-2011, 02:23 PM
First off the Reds have to win and win big. Five of six on this road trip is a must. They also need the Cardinals to beat the Brewers. They could cut off a chunk of the overall lead if that happens. But either way that series goes the Reds will gain on someone. The Reds just need to win period. The rest will take care of itself.

I know Houston is Houston, but I hate the pitching matchups for this series. I'm preparing myself for disappointment :)

oneupper
08-01-2011, 02:29 PM
Everyone ready to root for Chris Carpenter tonight?

Nope. Go Brew Crew!
I'm in ABC mode (Anyone But the Cards).

cumberlandreds
08-01-2011, 03:14 PM
I know Houston is Houston, but I hate the pitching matchups for this series. I'm preparing myself for disappointment :)

With this Reds team its better not to have any expectations. I don't like the matchups either, BTW.

CarolinaRedleg
08-01-2011, 03:17 PM
It would be up to par in recent weeks to drop 2 of 3 to the AAAstros.

cumberlandreds
08-02-2011, 09:27 AM
Brewers won last night. If they should sweep the Cardinals it will be very difficult for anyone to catch them. The Pirates lost again and look to be fading fast despite picking up Lee and Ludwick. The Reds may catch them by default.

MikeThierry
08-03-2011, 03:15 AM
This is kind of a neat play by Brendan Ryan. He gets an infield hit but gets to third base on the play. I haven't seen this in a while:


http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=17585257&partnerId=aw-5986056512730050527-996

Ron Madden
08-03-2011, 03:29 AM
I guess you have a point but whenever Wood & Voluez pitched as bad as Arroyo has been, they were sent to the Minors.

I'll give credit where credit is due. I gave my honest opinion of Bronson Arroyo and he turned around and pitched a fine ballgame. While I still have doubt I hope he's on the right track.

Brutus
08-03-2011, 03:30 AM
I'll give credit where credit is due. I gave my honest opinion of Bronson Arroyo and he turned around and pitched a fine ballgame. While I still have doubt I hope he's on the right track.

That lineup was worse than some double-A clubs, unfortunately. Given the competition, that he gave up 3 runs was not a very inspiring performance.

MikeThierry
08-03-2011, 03:31 AM
That lineup was worse than some double-A clubs, unfortunately. Given the competition, that he gave up 3 runs was not a very inspiring performance.

They are still a major league ball club and shouldn't be underestimated.

Ron Madden
08-03-2011, 03:43 AM
That lineup was worse than some double-A clubs, unfortunately. Given the competition, that he gave up 3 runs was not a very inspiring performance.

Yeah, that's one of the reasons I still have doubt. ;)

LvJ
08-06-2011, 07:30 AM
http://i53.tinypic.com/156th91.jpg

:laugh:

*BaseClogger*
08-18-2011, 09:15 PM
Chipper Jones's long, left-handed stroke looks a lot like Jay Bruce's...

CTA513
08-19-2011, 10:21 PM
Rich Harden loaded the bases with 0 outs in the 1st (error, walk, walk) then struck out the next 3 batters on 9 pitches.