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DirtyBaker
05-13-2012, 12:27 PM
Sorry Who Dey, but I have to start this one to break the losing streak.

REDS
Stubbs, D, CF
Heisey, C, LF
Votto, J, 1B
Phillips, B, 2B
Bruce, J, RF
Frazier, T, 3B
Hanigan, R, C
Valdez, W, SS
Arroyo, B, P

NATIONALS
Desmond, I, SS
Bernadina, R, LF
Zimmerman, R, 3B
LaRoche, A, 1B
Harper, B, RF
Espinosa, D, 2B
Ankiel, R, CF
Flores, J, C
Jackson, E, P

Once again, rain may be a factor in an Arroyo start.

Interesting lineup, let's hope it works.

DirtyBaker
05-13-2012, 12:33 PM
Also surprised Davey Johnson has Harper batting 5th as poorly as he hits off-speed pitches with a finesse pitcher like Arroyo on the mound.

Who Dey Time
05-13-2012, 01:11 PM
Sorry Who Dey, but I have to start this one to break the losing streak..

Hey, if it works I'm all for it!

Maker_84
05-13-2012, 01:41 PM
How much do we lose by today?

Red Raindog
05-13-2012, 01:53 PM
How much do we lose by today?

Or - will we score?

goreds2
05-13-2012, 02:14 PM
Due to rain delay, Banana Phone lines will be open soon.

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQdvqWR7JXUOaZrqrlfwGPFJi-1yVUHvQdGQSHyfYyMaNnayqzL4m0FkMmP

texasdave
05-13-2012, 03:13 PM
Could be a long day since the Reds are through with Washington after today.

DirtyBaker
05-13-2012, 03:14 PM
Any updates on the game? I can't get the audio, MLB app doesn't play the audio stream during delays for whatever reason and I can't get the banana phone. From radar it looks like most has passed and it's all clear behind the front.

Ironman92
05-13-2012, 03:24 PM
Umps meet again at 3:00 to decide then on a possible start/cancel

SidneySlicker
05-13-2012, 03:26 PM
Per weather.com's hourly outlook it doesn't look good, but can't get the audio feed to the game to hear what the announcers are saying.

texasdave
05-13-2012, 03:58 PM
Willie Harris reported to Louisville. He is 2 for 7 with a double and a walk.

Ironman92
05-13-2012, 03:59 PM
Willie Harris reported to Louisville. He is 2 for 7 with a double and a walk.

Been on the edge of my seat...thanks

moewan
05-13-2012, 04:04 PM
Any word on wether they are going to play or not?

texasdave
05-13-2012, 04:05 PM
Been on the edge of my seat...thanks

I know. I couldn't sleep.

Ironman92
05-13-2012, 04:14 PM
I know. I couldn't sleep.

Had my blood pressure pretty high in worry and fret.

Ironman92
05-13-2012, 04:16 PM
I've been in the stadium since 1:10....they are meeting again at 4:00 to decide. Stupid weather is just hovering over the Cincy area.

My guess is first pitch at 4:40

texasdave
05-13-2012, 04:16 PM
Are they serving alcohol? That might prove interesting.

DirtyBaker
05-13-2012, 04:24 PM
Well thanks for the updates Ironman. Weather.com radar looked good awhile ago but another branch of showers appeared with Cinci right in the middle of it. Could be another 30-60 minutes but who knows judging how this front is just hovering about.

Hopefully those at the game are making the best of it.

Ironman92
05-13-2012, 04:33 PM
Are they serving alcohol? That might prove interesting.

Yes, but some concession stands have shut down.

Waiting this long it should've been cancelled....killing the entire day. If they play this about 6:15 and I may have to make a special trip back to Cincy to kick someone's ass.

Red Raindog
05-13-2012, 04:40 PM
I've been in the stadium since 1:10....they are meeting again at 4:00 to decide. Stupid weather is just hovering over the Cincy area.

My guess is first pitch at 4:40

how many are there?

Ironman92
05-13-2012, 04:45 PM
4862 fans

I counted and then double-checked.

Ironman92
05-13-2012, 04:51 PM
Ankiel and Harper are sliding for distance on the tarp. Both went over 30 feet....Harper probably slid close to 40.

Ironman92
05-13-2012, 04:52 PM
Dusty, Walt and Jacoby all came out to slide and all 3 missed the tarp.

DirtyBaker
05-13-2012, 05:10 PM
Play to resume at 4:45 per Marty.

Who Dey Time
05-13-2012, 05:11 PM
Going to try for a 4:45 first pitch.

Ironman92
05-13-2012, 05:12 PM
I've been in the stadium since 1:10....they are meeting again at 4:00 to decide. Stupid weather is just hovering over the Cincy area.

My guess is first pitch at 4:40

Patting myself on the back

Red Raindog
05-13-2012, 05:13 PM
4862 fans

I counted and then double-checked.

but did you check the bathrooms?

DirtyBaker
05-13-2012, 05:16 PM
Patting myself on the back

Gotta admit, that was impressive

FlyingPig
05-13-2012, 05:21 PM
Cozart wanted to slide on the tarp, but Dusty told Willie Harris to do it for him.

Ironman92
05-13-2012, 05:29 PM
Front row 143 right behind Harper....Johnny jackass right beside me screaming at everyone

Ironman92
05-13-2012, 05:33 PM
Unofficial attendance

9

Red Raindog
05-13-2012, 05:35 PM
Unofficial attendance

9

wave to us

Ironman92
05-13-2012, 05:37 PM
wave to us

I am....guess which finger

Ironman92
05-13-2012, 05:37 PM
Left ring that is

Ironman92
05-13-2012, 05:40 PM
but did you check the bathrooms?

It was a non-pee/poop/blow nose/wash hands time period.

Red Raindog
05-13-2012, 05:44 PM
It was a non-pee/poop/blow nose/wash hands time period.

Then we don't know the real count!

New York Red
05-13-2012, 05:51 PM
I guess Zimmerman couldn't find any pink batting gloves.

New York Red
05-13-2012, 06:02 PM
Votto Bomb! 1-0 Reds.

Spider Tre
05-13-2012, 06:04 PM
bout time we see the VOT TROT

BUTLER REDSFAN
05-13-2012, 06:13 PM
This is bad to say but whenever they show Davey Johnson he looks terminally ill.

osuredleg24
05-13-2012, 06:23 PM
lol, what is Frazier seeing there to swing at that...

do they honestly expect to get a fastball on every pitch?

Red Raindog
05-13-2012, 06:29 PM
Bronson should just walk Bernadina -- he's 7/9 off of him

Maker_84
05-13-2012, 06:32 PM
Bronson getting hammered but he gets a pass due to him pitching well all season. Game might be over soon though

Red Raindog
05-13-2012, 06:46 PM
Bronson better get better fast or this will be a home sweep

New York Red
05-13-2012, 06:53 PM
Bronson getting hammered but he gets a pass due to him pitching well all season. Game might be over soon though
I don't see how anyone could complain about pitching in a 2-1 game. Our problem today is the same problem we've had since opening day -- this team can't score. If it wasn't for Votto and Bruce, I could easily see this team going literally days at a time without scoring a single run.

Stray
05-13-2012, 06:57 PM
Just a ton of strikeouts all over this team. Heck it seems like Frazier has struck out in his last 15 at bats.

Stray
05-13-2012, 06:57 PM
Nice to see Votto putting the team on his back.

Red Raindog
05-13-2012, 06:57 PM
VottoBomb

Spider Tre
05-13-2012, 06:58 PM
Vot Trot x2!

New York Red
05-13-2012, 06:59 PM
:beerme:

BUTLER REDSFAN
05-13-2012, 06:59 PM
we have votto on offense and that is it

New York Red
05-13-2012, 07:00 PM
we have votto on offense and that is it
Don't forget Jay Bruce.

Stray
05-13-2012, 07:02 PM
Really nice slide by Phillips

BUTLER REDSFAN
05-13-2012, 07:03 PM
the thing for me about bruce is it just seems to me like he will always get a hit when we are already up 6-0 or down 10-2 but never when a game is on the line.

Red Raindog
05-13-2012, 07:17 PM
great -- dinker -- infield hit & then the 2 run hit with 2 out

Red Raindog
05-13-2012, 07:20 PM
Heisey saves a run

Spider Tre
05-13-2012, 07:22 PM
that was predictable. i knew they were gonna send the runner home and ended up getting thrown out

Red Raindog
05-13-2012, 07:26 PM
That's a good start!

Kcbuckeye22
05-13-2012, 07:27 PM
Good news is Votto may homer on his next couple of at bats to send it into extras. So we're still in this one!

CU2morrownite
05-13-2012, 07:30 PM
nice sac fly from the rook...4-3

texasdave
05-13-2012, 07:31 PM
Atlanta sweeps the Cardinals. Thank you, Los Bravos. You can have the next two nights off for that effort.

Spider Tre
05-13-2012, 07:33 PM
lol

texasdave
05-13-2012, 07:36 PM
In 22 1/3 innings at GABP, Bronson has given up a paltry 39 hits. Smoke and mirrors.

texasdave
05-13-2012, 07:39 PM
Votto's OPS up over 1.000 now. :beerme:

Red in Atl
05-13-2012, 07:53 PM
nice sac fly from the rook...4-3

Great job. Maybe showed the rest of these guys how baseball works?

Pretty exciting first AB, especially on Mother's Day. His Mom and Dad are here and he said making that call to them to let them know he was going to the show was one of the most exciting things he ever did.

:beerme::beerme::beerme:

Way to go Mike!

texasdave
05-13-2012, 07:59 PM
Good job, Rook. Maybe that will be infectious, putting the ball in play with runners in scoring position.

texasdave
05-13-2012, 08:00 PM
LeCure pitching much better after a slow start.

texasdave
05-13-2012, 08:02 PM
Off to work. I have a good feeling about the Reds pulling this one out.

LeDoux
05-13-2012, 08:09 PM
Lecure's pitching lessons for Volquez starting to show.

LeDoux
05-13-2012, 08:15 PM
5-3 Nats

Red Raindog
05-13-2012, 08:15 PM
Off to work. I have a good feeling about the Reds pulling this one out.

Ah the Dreamer....

New York Red
05-13-2012, 08:15 PM
Ugh, that'll probably do it. I don't think this Reds offense has much comeback in them.

wvreds
05-13-2012, 08:17 PM
LeCure was simply awful today

LeDoux
05-13-2012, 08:18 PM
Part of this is Leake's short outing- Dusty trying to get too much out of Lecure to rest others in the pen.

Stray
05-13-2012, 08:18 PM
Good at bat by that guy, the kind of at bat we rarely get from our guys.

wvreds
05-13-2012, 08:19 PM
Well put a fork in this one the way the offense is going........ looks like a sweep :(

LeDoux
05-13-2012, 08:27 PM
This teams's slash line: .236 / .300 / .383 / .683

#23 of 30.

33 games is NOT a small sample size for a season.

Please make adjustments.

Maker_84
05-13-2012, 08:31 PM
Not only do the nationals have much better pitching but much better hitting as well.

Red Raindog
05-13-2012, 08:37 PM
Can this team look anymore listless?

LeDoux
05-13-2012, 08:38 PM
6-3.

Red Raindog
05-13-2012, 08:40 PM
6-3.

When does the vote of confidence come?

LeDoux
05-13-2012, 08:40 PM
Can this team look anymore listless?

I have not been impressed so far. They just squandered a great high-attendence weekend.

LeDoux
05-13-2012, 08:42 PM
When does the vote of confidence come?

I don't know. Someone needs to be shot to send a message. Cpt Baker, Sgt Jacoby, ... somebody.

Red Raindog
05-13-2012, 08:46 PM
I don't know. Someone needs to be shot to send a message. Cpt Baker, Sgt Jacoby, ... somebody.

faster would be better

Stray
05-13-2012, 08:47 PM
lol Heisey

LeDoux
05-13-2012, 08:50 PM
I am starting to think this Votto guy is a good hitter.

osuredleg24
05-13-2012, 08:55 PM
sure glad our cleanup hitter came up big there:bang:

hold off on that pitch twice, then swings at ball 4, this is why this team sucks. They don't know how to check the bat

New York Red
05-13-2012, 08:56 PM
Brandon K's on Ball Four. Ugh.

Red Raindog
05-13-2012, 08:56 PM
last chance Jay

LeDoux
05-13-2012, 08:56 PM
Wow-caught a break there.

Red Raindog
05-13-2012, 08:56 PM
wt?

Stray
05-13-2012, 08:56 PM
hahahahaha

New York Red
05-13-2012, 08:56 PM
LOL ... thanks, rook!

osuredleg24
05-13-2012, 08:57 PM
hey look, more no hits with RISP

EDIT:

Wait what happened?

New York Red
05-13-2012, 08:57 PM
hey look, more no hits with RISP
Actually, that is scored as a double, which is funny, but it still counts as a hit. :beerme:

osuredleg24
05-13-2012, 08:58 PM
Actually, that is scored as a double, which is funny, but it still counts as a hit. :beerme:

I turned it off when it was a fly ball :laugh:

Red Raindog
05-13-2012, 08:59 PM
pathetic

Stray
05-13-2012, 08:59 PM
Ludwick doesn't even have a clue up there

osuredleg24
05-13-2012, 08:59 PM
sure glad I turned it back on to see that AB

osuredleg24
05-13-2012, 09:00 PM
Ludwick doesn't even have a clue up there

neither does 5 other guys in this lineup

BUTLER REDSFAN
05-13-2012, 09:01 PM
20 games in 20 days..i say 4-16??

LeDoux
05-13-2012, 09:01 PM
Ludwick and Valdez- didn't understand the signings then or now.

New York Red
05-13-2012, 09:01 PM
neither does 5 other guys in this lineup
Sadly, this is true.

Josh
05-13-2012, 09:02 PM
the thing for me about bruce is it just seems to me like he will always get a hit when we are already up 6-0 or down 10-2 but never when a game is on the line.

You was saying?

BUTLER REDSFAN
05-13-2012, 09:02 PM
dont have the game on--couldnt take it anymore..what happened?

New York Red
05-13-2012, 09:03 PM
20 games in 20 days..i say 4-16??
I still say at least 10-10 and possibly better. We won't have to face the Nats pitching again.

LeDoux
05-13-2012, 09:03 PM
I don't think outside help is coming. Dusty is going to have to use the current roster more effectively.

osuredleg24
05-13-2012, 09:03 PM
Votto is the only player I trust in the this lineup with a clutch hit...sadly, we get the bottom 3 hitters in the 9th

New York Red
05-13-2012, 09:04 PM
dont have the game on--couldnt take it anymore..what happened?
Bruce hit a ball to the wall in right, and Harper lost it in the lights/sky/rain or whatever. Scored a two-run double.

Stray
05-13-2012, 09:05 PM
neither does 5 other guys in this lineup

Sad but true.

malcontent
05-13-2012, 09:05 PM
Brandon K's on Ball Four. Ugh.
More like ball 6.

Baker's gotta be pleased.

Stray
05-13-2012, 09:06 PM
I don't think outside help is coming. Dusty is going to have to use the current roster more effectively.

What would you change? There are so many guys that are struggling to even put the bat on the ball I wouldn't even know where to start.

Red Raindog
05-13-2012, 09:09 PM
Valdez -- wt?

Stray
05-13-2012, 09:09 PM
Valdez isn't exactly flashing the leather out there.

New York Red
05-13-2012, 09:09 PM
Valdez is terrible. Watching him play defense makes me appreciate Cozart even more.

LeDoux
05-13-2012, 09:10 PM
What would you change? There are so many guys that are struggling to even put the bat on the ball I wouldn't even know where to start.

I am not sure to be honest. Try Frazier in LF and Cairo at 3B? Let Chapman pitch for Leake. Clump the best-producing hitters in the lineup.

CU2morrownite
05-13-2012, 09:10 PM
Valdez= worthless.

LeDoux
05-13-2012, 09:11 PM
Bring it home fellas.

Josh
05-13-2012, 09:11 PM
What would you change? There are so many guys that are struggling to even put the bat on the ball I wouldn't even know where to start.

I am with you there.... get all the guys that cant hit and get a good pitcher to pitch to them and make them hit until they cant feel thier arms anymore :laugh:

Stray
05-13-2012, 09:14 PM
I am not sure to be honest. Try Frazier in LF and Cairo at 3B? Let Chapman pitch for Leake. Clump the best-producing hitters in the lineup.

I'd be okay with that, at least to try something.

I get a bad feeling that Fraizer might be another one of those backups that we all wanted more of and then we find out why they weren't playing more to begin with. Hope I'm wrong though.

LeDoux
05-13-2012, 09:15 PM
16 hits and 5 walks for the Nats today. How are the Reds only 1 run behind?

LeDoux
05-13-2012, 09:16 PM
I'd be okay with that, at least to try something.

I get a bad feeling that Fraizer might be another one of those backups that we all wanted more of and then we find out why they weren't playing more to begin with. Hope I'm wrong though.

I actually think the chances are better that Frazier is one of those guys. But given the alternatives, why not take a chance?

Stray
05-13-2012, 09:17 PM
I actually think the chances are better that Frazier is one of those guys. But given the alternatives, why not take a chance?

I'd definitely try it. It's not like Ludwick or Heisey are giving us any offensive production.

osuredleg24
05-13-2012, 09:17 PM
nice AB from Hannigan

New York Red
05-13-2012, 09:17 PM
Good job, Ryan!

osuredleg24
05-13-2012, 09:18 PM
too bad Valdez will ruin any rally

Red Raindog
05-13-2012, 09:18 PM
nice AB from Hannigan

+1

Stray
05-13-2012, 09:18 PM
He's no Votto, but Hanigan gives us the best consistent ABs on the team.

LeDoux
05-13-2012, 09:18 PM
Mes pinch-runs for Hanigan again. I still don't get it.

New York Red
05-13-2012, 09:18 PM
Why not use Leake to pinch run?

LeDoux
05-13-2012, 09:19 PM
He's no Votto, but Hanigan gives us the best consistent ABs on the team.

I agree. Hitting him 7 or 8 is a real waste.

osuredleg24
05-13-2012, 09:19 PM
hey look, a sac bunt...feels like it's been forever since a successful bunt was laid

Red Raindog
05-13-2012, 09:20 PM
He got the bunt down - but it might have saved his face - looking at the facial hair - it might have improved him

Stray
05-13-2012, 09:21 PM
basehit to LF please, don't wanna test CF and RF arms they have

osuredleg24
05-13-2012, 09:21 PM
and here comes the K machine

LeDoux
05-13-2012, 09:22 PM
A basehit makes you a hero, Stubbs. No need for a HR.

Red Raindog
05-13-2012, 09:22 PM
Come on Stubbs -- prove us wrong

LeDoux
05-13-2012, 09:25 PM
Heisey gets a shot at redemption.

New York Red
05-13-2012, 09:25 PM
A gapper wins it. Come on, Heisey!

osuredleg24
05-13-2012, 09:25 PM
please hit him on the first pitch so he doesn't swing wildly with Votto on deck

Stray
05-13-2012, 09:25 PM
I guess you could say he's due.

Red Raindog
05-13-2012, 09:25 PM
fastball hitting machine Heisey gets his chance!

Maker_84
05-13-2012, 09:26 PM
we dont deserve to win this

osuredleg24
05-13-2012, 09:27 PM
full count...here comes the panic swing at ball 4

Stray
05-13-2012, 09:27 PM
1 ball away from Votto

fingers crossed

osuredleg24
05-13-2012, 09:28 PM
rather have him K looking at strike 3 than swing at ball 4

Red Raindog
05-13-2012, 09:28 PM
full count...here comes the panic swing at ball 4

give the take sign!

osuredleg24
05-13-2012, 09:28 PM
bases loaded for Votto!!!

Stray
05-13-2012, 09:28 PM
Here we go

New York Red
05-13-2012, 09:28 PM
Yes! Come on, Joey!

CU2morrownite
05-13-2012, 09:29 PM
Wow! Joey V with a shot....

osuredleg24
05-13-2012, 09:30 PM
damn, just missed that

osuredleg24
05-13-2012, 09:30 PM
FFUUUUU, why couldn't that been stubbs at 3rd

Stray
05-13-2012, 09:30 PM
great block behind the plate

osuredleg24
05-13-2012, 09:31 PM
ugh, down to 1 strike....i'd be shocked if he gets a breaking ball.

LeDoux
05-13-2012, 09:31 PM
Woooooooohoooooooooo!

Stray
05-13-2012, 09:31 PM
OH MY GOD

osuredleg24
05-13-2012, 09:31 PM
GRAND SALAMI!!!!

New York Red
05-13-2012, 09:32 PM
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!

New York Red
05-13-2012, 09:32 PM
The Getaway Gang strikes again!!!

Red Raindog
05-13-2012, 09:32 PM
OH MY GOD

I might start believing!

CU2morrownite
05-13-2012, 09:33 PM
WaHoo!.....Mr.V!!!!!!!!

foxfire123
05-13-2012, 09:33 PM
Gawd I love that man!

Red Raindog
05-13-2012, 09:33 PM
don't wake me up!

chuck6660
05-13-2012, 09:34 PM
:beerme::beerme::beerme::D

Who Dey Time
05-13-2012, 09:34 PM
Wow!!!!!!

Not bad for a doubles hitter :thumbup:

DirtyBaker
05-13-2012, 09:35 PM
:beerme:beerme::
YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME!!!
:D

Josh
05-13-2012, 09:35 PM
Votto getting hot? let this be a spark for this team please!!!!

Red Raindog
05-13-2012, 09:35 PM
Wow!!!!!!

Not bad for a doubles hitter :thumbup:

Mark Grace my #ss

Maker_84
05-13-2012, 09:36 PM
OMG!!!!

Who Dey Time
05-13-2012, 09:36 PM
Good for the folks that stayed. Long day but got a show.

New York Red
05-13-2012, 09:39 PM
Off to work. I have a good feeling about the Reds pulling this one out.
I hope you DVR'd it, Dave! That's the only way you'll believe this finish! :eek:

Maker_84
05-13-2012, 09:39 PM
votto finally earned his money today!

Josh
05-13-2012, 09:40 PM
I know people have thier say in this but I believe Joey just showed us what he can do when he is not pitched around.

Red Raindog
05-13-2012, 09:40 PM
votto finally earned his money today!

without Joey - we are Houston

:eek:

DirtyBaker
05-13-2012, 09:41 PM
I know people have thier say in this but I believe Joey just showed us what he can do when he is not pitched around.

No question....pitcher had to give him a strike in that situation or else blow the save. The result was glorious :D

Maker_84
05-13-2012, 09:41 PM
without Joey - we are Houston

:eek:

maybe even worse than that

PumpFak3First
05-13-2012, 09:44 PM
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb369/wolfpack43acc/Votto.jpg

goreds2
05-13-2012, 09:45 PM
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSKKIX_5dOKwuf5TA96KbId9FER1vUPC JbdAa07mpHy273j3Ctq

GoReds19
05-13-2012, 09:47 PM
BEAST!

Red Raindog
05-13-2012, 09:53 PM
Off to work. I have a good feeling about the Reds pulling this one out.

I apologize for doubting you

:thumbup:

goreds2
05-13-2012, 10:10 PM
My cousin sent me a text from Roosters in Chillicothe (OHIO). He said the place went nuts after the grand slam.

Ironman92
05-13-2012, 11:03 PM
Well....3 hour and 36 minute delay proved worthwhile.

What a freaking long day at GABP.

Seats about 20-25 feet from Harper in his normal position (which was 20 feet deeper than Bruce) when Stubbs was up in the first...Harper was seriously 12 feet from the warning track....only 15 feet away on Valdez.

A lot of good stuff!

Red Raindog
05-14-2012, 12:15 AM
Well....3 hour and 36 minute delay proved worthwhile.

What a freaking long day at GABP.

Seats about 20-25 feet from Harper in his normal position (which was 20 feet deeper than Bruce) when Stubbs was up in the first...Harper was seriously 12 feet from the warning track....only 15 feet away on Valdez.

A lot of good stuff!

Glad to see it was worth the wait for you (& us)

DirtyBaker
05-14-2012, 12:28 AM
May not have been easy but that's a day you're never going to forget. Wins don't get much sweeter than that.

texasdave
05-14-2012, 01:23 AM
Ah the Dreamer....

....and sometimes Dreams come true! :)

texasdave
05-14-2012, 01:25 AM
Joey Votto is simply the freakin' man.

Whatever they are paying this man it isn't enough.

texasdave
05-14-2012, 01:27 AM
Jay Bruce will have to settle for being Mini-Me.

texasdave
05-14-2012, 01:33 AM
Now this game had a 2010 feel.

dubc47834
05-14-2012, 08:44 AM
votto finally earned his money today!

What do you mean "Finally earned his money"? He has been pitched around all year and had still managed to put together a pretty good year. Plus, he isn't even gettin paid all that money yet. Some fans just don't get it!!!!

:bang:

texasdave
05-14-2012, 10:55 AM
SWING AWAY: Baker suggested that, for hitters, swinging at the first pitch is fine and that working the count is overrated.

Perfect.

Working the count is overrated and so is clogging up the bases all the time by getting on. Just swing early and often. That's the ticket.

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

Our esteemed manager.

I bet he was tempted to bench Barry Bonds for taking all those walks. Joey, don't think your job is safe either. We ain't walking our way out of this slump.

I wonder how many toothpicks he went through when Stubbs and Heisey walked in the ninth. Was anyone else surprised Votto was able to hit one out with the bases all clogged up like that?

LeDoux
05-14-2012, 06:27 PM
SWING AWAY: Baker suggested that, for hitters, swinging at the first pitch is fine and that working the count is overrated.

"Working the count is overrated" can't be a real quote.

texasdave
05-14-2012, 07:17 PM
"Working the count is overrated" can't be a real quote.

It is indeed. Let me post the link. http://cincinnati.com/blogs/reds/2012/05/13/reds-notes-frazier-cozart-costanzo-more/

Scroll down about halfway and have a good laugh.

Stray
05-14-2012, 07:43 PM
The approach this year has been maddening. I wouldn't even mind being aggressive early in counts if they were a little selective. Like look for this pitch in this location and if I get it I'll let it rip...but that's not what's happening. They're getting themselves out on pitcher's pitches more often than not.