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Who Dey Time
05-28-2012, 09:52 AM
Hoping to enjoy Memorial Day with another win.

Stubbs CF
Valdez SS
Votto 1B
Phillips 2B
Bruce RF
Heisey LF
Cairo 3B
Hanigan C
Arroyo P

GoReds19
05-28-2012, 11:11 AM
Im glad Dusty is batting all these high OBP guys in front of Votto. :confused:

New York Red
05-28-2012, 11:24 AM
Valdez hitting second? Seriously? :bang:

GoReds19
05-28-2012, 11:26 AM
Valdez hitting second? Seriously? :bang:

I guess Heisey really pissed Dusty off the other day when he decided to bunt.

LexRedsFan
05-28-2012, 11:34 AM
Valdez hitting second? Seriously? :bang:

Shortstop hits first or second and catcher hits eighth, dude.

Anyone notice Chapman's velocity being down a little yesterday? Kind of makes me nervous.

New York Red
05-28-2012, 11:43 AM
I know Dusty's methods, but it's still mind-boggling, even after all this time.

New York Red
05-28-2012, 11:48 AM
Im glad Dusty is batting all these high OBP guys in front of Votto. :confused:
Yesterday's solo shot gave Joey his only RBI in the last eight games, even though he's been on fire at the plate. That's ridiculous. He'd drive in 125/130 runs a year if he had some guys in front of him who get on base regularly.

GoReds19
05-28-2012, 11:53 AM
Yesterday's solo shot gave Joey his only RBI in the last eight games, even though he's been on fire at the plate. That's ridiculous. He'd drive in 125/130 runs a year if he had some guys in front of him who get on base regularly.

I know I think he's something like 8 for his last 11 with only one RBI, that came on a solo shot.

wvreds
05-28-2012, 11:59 AM
To say I hate this lineup would be an understatement... I guess Dusty is tired of all this winning.......

Maker_84
05-28-2012, 12:33 PM
Wow what an awful lineup against a team that has momentum

mrherd05
05-28-2012, 12:45 PM
Frazier and cozart sick.

Tuff Nut
05-28-2012, 12:51 PM
Frazier and cozart sick.
Is this a statement, or a question?

mrherd05
05-28-2012, 01:08 PM
Statement. Dehydrated yesterday and on Iv's after
The gamr

Tuff Nut
05-28-2012, 01:22 PM
Statement. Dehydrated yesterday and on Iv's after
The gamr
Thanks.......figured they had a TOO GOOD A night out, or something. Sounds about right. I'll drink one or three or...yeah, for them, today.:beerme:

fielder's choice
05-28-2012, 01:24 PM
I really wish we had Janish on the team over an old suck like Cairo. Can't hit, field, or throw.

Red Raindog
05-28-2012, 01:26 PM
I guess Heisey really pissed Dusty off the other day when he decided to bunt.

or when he walked

texasdave
05-28-2012, 01:39 PM
Valdez hitting second? Seriously? :bang:

Dusty is a fool. No ifs ands or buts. You just have to live with it. SS bats second, dude. Maybe first.

texasdave
05-28-2012, 01:41 PM
Stubbs bound and determined not to work his way back to the leadoff spot.

Ironman92
05-28-2012, 01:41 PM
Valdez batting second is right there with all the greats Dusty has batted 2nd.

Bat his butt 8th if you must play him.

texasdave
05-28-2012, 01:41 PM
Valdez batting second is right there with all the greats Dusty has batted 2nd.

Bat his butt 8th if you must play him.

He would have to catch then. :lol:

texasdave
05-28-2012, 01:42 PM
Pirate catcher has sunglasses on?

Ironman92
05-28-2012, 01:42 PM
It's more about getting Valdez some playing time more than it is getting Cozart some rest.

Per Dusty

texasdave
05-28-2012, 01:42 PM
Valdez showing his impotence.

texasdave
05-28-2012, 01:43 PM
That's where you want Votto to be coming up. Two outs and nobody on. Mission accomplished, Dusty.

Ironman92
05-28-2012, 01:44 PM
He would have to catch then. :lol:

That's fine. I'd rather Hanigan play SS than have Valdez get 5 AB in a game.

texasdave
05-28-2012, 01:44 PM
Nice holiday crowd on hand.

Gunner44
05-28-2012, 01:45 PM
You'd think Walt would eventually step in... But that's never been the case so I guess it's not happening.

texasdave
05-28-2012, 01:46 PM
Is the Reds' offense back? Or was that a GABP mirage?

Stray
05-28-2012, 01:46 PM
Prolly gonna be a low scoring game today. Hope Arroyo is on his game.

New York Red
05-28-2012, 01:47 PM
Joey with 9 hits in his last 12 ABs, and only one RBI to show for it.

texasdave
05-28-2012, 01:47 PM
Pirates' lineup is ugly. How is McCutcheon hitting .342?

texasdave
05-28-2012, 01:48 PM
Joey with 9 hits in his last 12 ABs, and only one RBI to show for it.

And he had to knock in himself. :laugh:

New York Red
05-28-2012, 01:48 PM
And he had to knock in himself. :laugh:
Yep.

faffy42
05-28-2012, 01:49 PM
I can't wit for a competent manager to fill out the reds line up everyday. Valdez second in front of smokin hot votto. Sigh.

GoReds19
05-28-2012, 01:50 PM
And he had to knock in himself. :laugh:

It's pretty ridiculous that Stubbs and Valdez is batting 1 & 2.

texasdave
05-28-2012, 01:50 PM
I have that particular edition of Reds' cap. In case anyone was interested.

texasdave
05-28-2012, 01:53 PM
Nice play, Cairo.

Ironman92
05-28-2012, 01:53 PM
Pirates' lineup is ugly. How is McCutcheon hitting .342?

He gets around 17 hits every 50 AB

New York Red
05-28-2012, 01:53 PM
Didn't think Miggy was going to be able to make that play. Nice.

texasdave
05-28-2012, 01:54 PM
He gets around 17 hits every 50 AB

Why would he see any pitches though?

Ironman92
05-28-2012, 01:54 PM
Pedro hit a ball out of the stadium...but foul

New York Red
05-28-2012, 01:54 PM
He gets around 17 hits every 50 AB
Well played. :thumbup:

Ironman92
05-28-2012, 01:56 PM
Why would he see any pitches though?

Bats a lot with no one on base?

The DARK
05-28-2012, 01:57 PM
Bronson's pitches this at bat are all over the place.

texasdave
05-28-2012, 01:57 PM
Bats a lot with no one on base?

Okay. So he is the Pirates' Joey Votto. I get it now.

texasdave
05-28-2012, 01:58 PM
That was unfortunate.

New York Red
05-28-2012, 01:58 PM
Hanigan drops strike three, then the Pirates score. Ugh.

Ironman92
05-28-2012, 01:59 PM
Nice hit by the giant-sized Harold Baines

texasdave
05-28-2012, 01:59 PM
That fan should have reached over and caught that.

The DARK
05-28-2012, 01:59 PM
Tough luck there. We'll get them back. The ump seems to have a rather small strike zone.

Red Raindog
05-28-2012, 02:00 PM
That's fine. I'd rather Hanigan play SS than have Valdez get 5 AB in a game.

:lol:

Ironman92
05-28-2012, 02:00 PM
Okay. So he is the Pirates' Joey Votto. I get it now.

He and Votto have similar hair fo sure

Ironman92
05-28-2012, 02:01 PM
Not the throw from Bruce I was looking for.

LexRedsFan
05-28-2012, 02:01 PM
Ugh

Ironman92
05-28-2012, 02:01 PM
4 hopper from Bruce

Bronson fooling no one...but should handle this rookie

Stray
05-28-2012, 02:02 PM
The Pirates seem to always hit our pitching

fielder's choice
05-28-2012, 02:02 PM
That should be plenty for McDonald.

Maker_84
05-28-2012, 02:02 PM
What a terrible start by Bronson against the worst offense in baseball

Ironman92
05-28-2012, 02:02 PM
3 game hitting streak ugh

New York Red
05-28-2012, 02:03 PM
If Hanigan holds on to strike three, that's a scoreless inning. Very unlike Hanigan. He never drops anything.

texasdave
05-28-2012, 02:05 PM
Get one back here, Jay.

texasdave
05-28-2012, 02:07 PM
Nice. Maybe good Jay is coming back.

New York Red
05-28-2012, 02:07 PM
Jay starting to hit again.

Stray
05-28-2012, 02:07 PM
Right back up the middle. That's a good sign for Jay.

Ironman92
05-28-2012, 02:07 PM
Bruce with his first hit that wasn't pulled in 2 weeks.

texasdave
05-28-2012, 02:07 PM
Heisey back home. Let's celebrate with a bomb.

texasdave
05-28-2012, 02:08 PM
Oops.

Mutaman
05-28-2012, 02:09 PM
Two right handed pitchers, 5 left handed batters, all the left handed batters have hits. This is not a complicated game.

Maker_84
05-28-2012, 02:10 PM
That should be plenty for McDonald.

Yep i think this ones over. U cant let the worst offense in baseball destroy u in the first inning

Ironman92
05-28-2012, 02:11 PM
Two right handed pitchers, 5 left handed batters, all the left handed batters have hits. This is not a complicated game.

I don't understand?

Ironman92
05-28-2012, 02:12 PM
Yep i think this ones over. U cant let the worst offense in baseball destroy u in the first inning

Is this a little reverse superstition you are doing or do you really believe that?

New York Red
05-28-2012, 02:13 PM
Is this a little reverse superstition you are doing or do you really believe that?
He's serious.

texasdave
05-28-2012, 02:13 PM
Two right handed pitchers, 5 left handed batters, all the left handed batters have hits. This is not a complicated game.

So we need more left-handed pitchers? :laugh:

texasdave
05-28-2012, 02:14 PM
Sign that ballgirl up

Mutaman
05-28-2012, 02:14 PM
I don't understand?

What's not to understand? Left handed batters have an advantage over right handed pitchers. The Reds have two left handed batters. It is their achilles heel.It is why James MacDonald always beats us.

See my other 1,000 posts on this subject over the last few years.

Stray
05-28-2012, 02:15 PM
Can't get anything by them. Ideally you'd like for them to be putting these balls in play.

texasdave
05-28-2012, 02:16 PM
Hot Rod Barajas motors to first.

LeDoux
05-28-2012, 02:16 PM
Dusty has been breaking his own bullpen rules lately. Maybe he can learn to break his lineup rules as well.

Stray
05-28-2012, 02:16 PM
A lot like Ted Williams in his prime, Rod Barajas is one tough out.

LeDoux
05-28-2012, 02:17 PM
A lot like Ted Williams in his prime, Rod Barajas is one tough out.

Stray believes Rod Barajas is the New Ted Willaims. Thats how I read it.

texasdave
05-28-2012, 02:18 PM
Stray believes Rod Barajas is the New Ted Willaims. Thats how I read it.

As soon as they gain custody of Ted's head. :)

Ironman92
05-28-2012, 02:19 PM
What's not to understand? Left handed batters have an advantage over right handed pitchers. The Reds have two left handed batters. It is their achilles heel.It is why James MacDonald always beats us.

See my other 1,000 post on this subject over the last few years.

Lol....messin with ya....but the 5/5 is not near typical and righty just got a hit.....but I got ya.

texasdave
05-28-2012, 02:20 PM
This Pittsburgh announcer is awful.

Ironman92
05-28-2012, 02:20 PM
Yeah....outside of his prime Ted Williams was quite the easy out.

texasdave
05-28-2012, 02:21 PM
Grrr. 3-0.

LeDoux
05-28-2012, 02:21 PM
As soon as they gain custody of Ted's head. :)

I would trade for a Williams-Barajas Frankenstein.

Ironman92
05-28-2012, 02:21 PM
Bronson must be having mono symptoms.

texasdave
05-28-2012, 02:22 PM
I would trade for a Williams-Barajas Frankenstein.

That would be the Ultimate Bobblehead. Williams' head on Barajas' body.

mrherd05
05-28-2012, 02:22 PM
Bronson does not have an out ouch today.

New York Red
05-28-2012, 02:22 PM
Walker with his 7th straight hit (and 10th in his last 11 AB's) against the Reds.

Red Buckeye
05-28-2012, 02:22 PM
Well I hope the Cards lose today, because Bronson's pitching like poo and it's only the 2nd

Ironman92
05-28-2012, 02:22 PM
Grrr. 3-0.

Don't worry....Valdez still has 3 more AB

Maker_84
05-28-2012, 02:23 PM
Ballgame. Not good to get crushed by a scrub team

wvreds
05-28-2012, 02:23 PM
Back to the Reds of old

texasdave
05-28-2012, 02:23 PM
Ouch. That hurt.

malcontent
05-28-2012, 02:24 PM
It's more about getting Valdez some playing time more than it is getting Cozart some rest.

Per Dusty
Nothing like making the 28th man feel like part of the team.

A salute to the player's manager!

texasdave
05-28-2012, 02:24 PM
Second inning but still a big out there.

Red Buckeye
05-28-2012, 02:24 PM
Cards are up 4-0. Bronson better get his issues fixed and not give up any more runs today or we might only be a 1/2 game up. Time for our O to get some runs!

LeDoux
05-28-2012, 02:25 PM
My wife believes the Reds will lose 6 or 7 of 9 to the Pirates and Astros. This prediction is based on my rants from previous years. She rarely watches a game.

Ironman92
05-28-2012, 02:25 PM
For about a century and a half MLB games have been 9 innings.

texasdave
05-28-2012, 02:26 PM
My wife couldn't find the pitcher's mound with a compass, map, GPS and seeing-eye dog.

wvreds
05-28-2012, 02:26 PM
We are going to blow that great homestand to the like of Shi*sburgh and Houston

Ironman92
05-28-2012, 02:26 PM
Nothing like making the 28th man feel like part of the team.

A salute to the player's manager!

Well, at least he's not batting him 2nd

LeDoux
05-28-2012, 02:26 PM
Bronson must be having mono symptoms.

Arroyo is 1/8 vampire. Day games are very difficult for him.

New York Red
05-28-2012, 02:27 PM
We are going to blow that great homestand to the like of Shi*sburgh and Houston
Maker has a twin.

Red Buckeye
05-28-2012, 02:27 PM
I predict the Reds will WIN if they don't give up any more runs. Let's be optimistic!

Ironman92
05-28-2012, 02:27 PM
Hanigan with a nice double from the 12 hole

Maker_84
05-28-2012, 02:27 PM
What is wrong with this teams starting pitching the last couple games?

texasdave
05-28-2012, 02:28 PM
For about a century and a half MLB games have been 9 innings.

Yep. And for about 150 years five and six run leads have been difficult to overcome.

texasdave
05-28-2012, 02:29 PM
Thank you, Mr. McDonald.

Ironman92
05-28-2012, 02:29 PM
Yep. And for about 150 years five and six run leads have been difficult to overcome.

3-0 = 3

LeDoux
05-28-2012, 02:29 PM
Pitching around Arroyo to get to Stubbs/Valdez.

Red Buckeye
05-28-2012, 02:29 PM
C'mon Drew!

Ironman92
05-28-2012, 02:29 PM
After 2

McDonald 24 pitches
Arroyo 50 pitches

texasdave
05-28-2012, 02:29 PM
3-0 = 3

And if McCutcheon gets a hit it is probably a couple more. But thanks for the math lesson. Was that free?

Ironman92
05-28-2012, 02:30 PM
Pitching around Arroyo to get to Stubbs/Valdez.

Lol

Red Buckeye
05-28-2012, 02:30 PM
Reds can get some of those runs back if they are patient this inning.

Ironman92
05-28-2012, 02:30 PM
And if McCutcheon gets a hit it is probably a couple more. But thanks for the math lesson. Was that free?

$2.99.....4th one free

New York Red
05-28-2012, 02:31 PM
McDonald is rattled. Make him pay.

texasdave
05-28-2012, 02:31 PM
$2.99.....4th one free

I probably need a bunch. :)

Red Buckeye
05-28-2012, 02:31 PM
I'm thinking Votto will somehow either tie it or put us up...

Ironman92
05-28-2012, 02:32 PM
McDonald is rattled. Make him pay.

Votto up in two

New York Red
05-28-2012, 02:32 PM
Unreal.

Ironman92
05-28-2012, 02:32 PM
Stubbs is awful too often to get 185 starts a year

Stray
05-28-2012, 02:32 PM
We have a lot of bad bunters on this team.

Red Buckeye
05-28-2012, 02:32 PM
Drew not helping again.

texasdave
05-28-2012, 02:32 PM
Reds and sac bunts aren't mixing well in 2012.

rolenmvp
05-28-2012, 02:32 PM
here is valdez.

LeDoux
05-28-2012, 02:32 PM
I am fine with Stubb- in the 8 hole.

rolenmvp
05-28-2012, 02:33 PM
dang thats a strike???

Who Dey Time
05-28-2012, 02:33 PM
Maker has a twin.

The most insightful post of today's game thread so far!

New York Red
05-28-2012, 02:33 PM
That wasn't even close to the strike zone.

Red Buckeye
05-28-2012, 02:33 PM
Wow if we don't get any runs this inning...

Maker_84
05-28-2012, 02:34 PM
Terrible

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05-28-2012, 02:34 PM
steve blass is too tough

rolenmvp
05-28-2012, 02:34 PM
ump missed that call.

mrherd05
05-28-2012, 02:35 PM
Am I the only one hoping Valdez strikes out so Votto will get a
Hot with runners on

rolenmvp
05-28-2012, 02:35 PM
why does valdez play?

New York Red
05-28-2012, 02:35 PM
steve blass is too tough
Doc Ellis. Without the acid.

texasdave
05-28-2012, 02:35 PM
That was unproductive.

Ironman92
05-28-2012, 02:35 PM
Lineup construction is not important.

rolenmvp
05-28-2012, 02:36 PM
same ole stuff with risp!

Stray
05-28-2012, 02:36 PM
They really made a mess of that.

Maker_84
05-28-2012, 02:36 PM
why does valdez play?

Because dusty baker is clueless?

Ironman92
05-28-2012, 02:36 PM
Stubbs....quite the anti-spark plug

LeDoux
05-28-2012, 02:36 PM
Rod Williams would have knocked those guys in.

Stray
05-28-2012, 02:37 PM
Rod Williams would have knocked those guys in.

Definitely

Ironman92
05-28-2012, 02:37 PM
why does valdez play?

Looks good

texasdave
05-28-2012, 02:37 PM
steve blass is too tough


A condition referred to as "Steve Blass Disease" has become a part of baseball lexicon. The "diagnosis" is applied to talented players who inexplicably and permanently seem to lose their ability to accurately throw a baseball.

New York Red
05-28-2012, 02:37 PM
Joey was confused about the two teammates on bases. Never had a chance.

faffy42
05-28-2012, 02:38 PM
Good thing hanigans not batting second. Thanks dusty. Good thing stubbs can't bunt. Thanks for learning how to do that drew.

malcontent
05-28-2012, 02:38 PM
Baker needed to try something to "fix" the offense.

Valdez at 2 seems to be it.

Sugar in the gas tank.

Ironman92
05-28-2012, 02:38 PM
Because dusty baker is clueless?

1500+ wins

But probably under .500 as a Reds manager

Stray
05-28-2012, 02:38 PM
Valdez hardly ever gets a start. I don't have any issues with him getting a spot start every so often, in the 2 hole kinda boggles my mind tho.

New York Red
05-28-2012, 02:39 PM
Also known as 'Steve Sax Disease' and 'Chuck Knoblach Disease'.

bigred97
05-28-2012, 02:39 PM
Why would you bunt guys over on a 2 and 0 count with Valdez(the worst hitter on the team) on deck.?

rolenmvp
05-28-2012, 02:39 PM
arroyo is getting hammered.

wvreds
05-28-2012, 02:39 PM
Drew Stubbs is the worst baseball I have ever seen in my enitre life, maybe heshould just run track, who cares how fast you are if you cant ger a bunt down???? And Valdez is a waste he is a RH Willie Harris

Ironman92
05-28-2012, 02:40 PM
Valdez hardly ever gets a start. I don't have any issues with him getting a spot start every so often, in the 2 hole kinda boggles my mind tho.

Yeah....let him start once every 7 games....but batting 2nd IMO would mean he should be playing way more than every 7 games.

New York Red
05-28-2012, 02:40 PM
Looks like this isn't a rest day for the pen.

wvreds
05-28-2012, 02:40 PM
I am sick of "rusty shaker" baker

Stray
05-28-2012, 02:40 PM
Drew Stubbs is the worst baseball I have ever seen in my enitre life, maybe heshould just run track, who cares how fast you are if you cant ger a bunt down???? And Valdez is a waste he is a RH Willie Harris

Worst player you've ever seen in your life? You must not watch a lot of baseball.

Maker_84
05-28-2012, 02:41 PM
arroyo is getting hammered.

Our entire staff has been hammered lately

Stray
05-28-2012, 02:41 PM
Yeah....let him start once every 7 games....but batting 2nd IMO would mean he should be playing way more than every 7 games.

1. Heisey
2. Stubbs

..
...
....
somewhere near the bottom of the order. Valdez

That would have made more sense to me.

texasdave
05-28-2012, 02:42 PM
I am surprised Alvarez didn't tag on that one.

malcontent
05-28-2012, 02:43 PM
Good thing stubbs can't bunt. Thanks for learning how to do that drew.
"Bunting doesn't by any means define my game."

----a slightly piqued Stubbs in ST

Stray
05-28-2012, 02:43 PM
Here comes Rod

texasdave
05-28-2012, 02:43 PM
Here comes Rod

No sense tagging, I guess, with Rod up next.

Stray
05-28-2012, 02:45 PM
"Bunting doesn't by any means define my game."

----a slightly piqued Stubbs in ST

Does bunting define anyone's game?

wvreds
05-28-2012, 02:45 PM
Worst player you've ever seen in your life? You must not watch a lot of baseball.

What if im 13

texasdave
05-28-2012, 02:45 PM
4-0. As Rod Williams strokes another hit.

Who Dey Time
05-28-2012, 02:46 PM
What if im 13

If you are it would explain a lot of your posts.

texasdave
05-28-2012, 02:46 PM
"Bunting doesn't by any means define my game."

----a slightly piqued Stubbs in ST

A .670 OPS more closely defines Drew's game.

malcontent
05-28-2012, 02:48 PM
Does bunting define anyone's game?
Point obviously being...don't aks the man to do what he clearly doesn't feel 100% comfortable doing.

texasdave
05-28-2012, 02:48 PM
Let's see some of those home runs we been getting addicted to.

Ironman92
05-28-2012, 02:48 PM
Also known as 'Steve Sax Disease' and 'Chuck Knoblach Disease'.

Mackey Sasseritis. Sax was wild....Knoblauch once threw a ball into the stands and hit Keith Olberman's Mom who was 12 rows deep.

But Mackey Sasser a Mets catcher who was a good hitter but lost the ability to throw the ball back to the pitcher....awesome

texasdave
05-28-2012, 02:49 PM
Mackey Sasseritis. Sax was wild....Knoblauch once threw a ball into the stands and hit Keith Olberman's Mom who was 12 rows deep.

But Mackey Sasser a Mets catcher who was a good hitter but lost the ability to throw the ball back to the pitcher....awesome

Ben Davis of the Padres. Didn't he develop something along those lines? It was some San Diego catcher.

Ironman92
05-28-2012, 02:49 PM
Point obviously being...don't aks the man to do what he clearly doesn't feel 100% comfortable doing.

So basically Dusty can ask him to strikeout but not to dive for a ball.

Maker_84
05-28-2012, 02:49 PM
Looks like the Pirates definitely have a better offense than Cincinnati

texasdave
05-28-2012, 02:49 PM
So basically Dusty can ask him to strikeout but not to dive for a ball.

Dusty doesn't have to ask for a strike out from Stubbs. :)

bigred97
05-28-2012, 02:50 PM
Bronson has nothing today. Worst hitting team in baseball and already 7 hits through 3 innings. OUCH. When he is off its ugly.

malcontent
05-28-2012, 02:50 PM
A .670 OPS more closely defines Drew's game.
LOL

texasdave
05-28-2012, 02:51 PM
McDonald is tough.

texasdave
05-28-2012, 02:54 PM
I thought Heisey had himself a base knock there. Barajas pounced like a cat.

Stray
05-28-2012, 02:55 PM
Doesn't look like an energetic group today. Could be all of the consecutive games and a hot game yesterday followed by the flight to Pitt.

Ironman92
05-28-2012, 02:56 PM
I thought Heisey had himself a base knock there. Barajas pounced like a cat.

It's fun when the division leaders are getting dominated by the Fat Cat

Ironman92
05-28-2012, 02:57 PM
Doesn't look like an energetic group today. Could be all of the consecutive games and a hot game yesterday followed by the flight to Pitt.

Flight to Pitt? What 12 minutes?

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05-28-2012, 02:57 PM
yes valdez cairo are a great bench

Stray
05-28-2012, 02:58 PM
Flight to Pitt? What 12 minutes?

Just sayin' that the team looks dead. They haven't had an offday for a long time. Maybe they'll get something to go their way and get em rolling today.

Stray
05-28-2012, 02:59 PM
Whoa we got Neil Walker out

New York Red
05-28-2012, 03:00 PM
Finally got Walker out.

Ironman92
05-28-2012, 03:03 PM
Fun Fact

Josh Hamilton has 20 HR in 174 AB

The Padres have 18 HR in 1598 AB

New York Red
05-28-2012, 03:04 PM
Fun Fact

Josh Hamilton has 20 HR in 174 AB

The Padres have 18 HR in 1598 AB
:eek:

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05-28-2012, 03:04 PM
but how many homers do herrera and volquez have?

Ironman92
05-28-2012, 03:04 PM
Just sayin' that the team looks dead. They haven't had an offday for a long time. Maybe they'll get something to go their way and get em rolling today.

It's a grind

Ironman92
05-28-2012, 03:05 PM
but how many homers do herrera and volquez have?

Threeve

Stray
05-28-2012, 03:05 PM
Hit and run and a pinch hitter? Probably too early for that.

New York Red
05-28-2012, 03:06 PM
Back-to-back knocks.

texasdave
05-28-2012, 03:06 PM
Hanigan with another hit. Glad he continues to bat 8th.

Stray
05-28-2012, 03:06 PM
There is the PH

New York Red
05-28-2012, 03:06 PM
Arroyo is a better hitter than Costanzo.

texasdave
05-28-2012, 03:06 PM
Costanzo can start himself a fan club with a jack.

Stray
05-28-2012, 03:07 PM
Do you sacrifice down 4?

New York Red
05-28-2012, 03:07 PM
Do you sacrifice down 4?
Not with a pinch-hitter.

texasdave
05-28-2012, 03:08 PM
Do you sacrifice down 4?

If they were gonna bunt then Arroyo would probably be up there.

texasdave
05-28-2012, 03:08 PM
A walk works just fine.

Stray
05-28-2012, 03:08 PM
Yeah I know, just questioning the decision to take Arroyo out with guys on 1st and 2nd here. Might not have a lot of faith in Stubbs to hit a sac fly.

texasdave
05-28-2012, 03:09 PM
Was that low?

New York Red
05-28-2012, 03:09 PM
Geez.

Stray
05-28-2012, 03:09 PM
Costanza pops it up.

mrherd05
05-28-2012, 03:10 PM
To be negative for a minute. Costanzo is just awful

The Rage
05-28-2012, 03:10 PM
What happened to Arroyo?

texasdave
05-28-2012, 03:10 PM
To be negative for a minute. Costanzo is just awful

He has been to date.

Ironman92
05-28-2012, 03:10 PM
Brantley called out Dusty and was right.

Brantley getting Dusty for playing to be sentimental.....more important things.

texasdave
05-28-2012, 03:11 PM
Billy. Billy. Billy.

New York Red
05-28-2012, 03:11 PM
Great AB, Drew.

Stray
05-28-2012, 03:12 PM
Top of the order is killing us today.

malcontent
05-28-2012, 03:12 PM
That's the Stubbs we all know and love.

On a 1-2 pitch...

texasdave
05-28-2012, 03:12 PM
Nice. Just nice. Valdez in the two spot.

New York Red
05-28-2012, 03:12 PM
Two rallies killed by Stubbs and Valdez. Good call, Dusty.

texasdave
05-28-2012, 03:13 PM
That's the Stubbs we all know and love.

On a 1-2 pitch...

Yep. That also closely defines Stubbs.

LexRedsFan
05-28-2012, 03:13 PM
Boy, that was a great lineup put together by Dusty to get some quality hitters leading up to Joey.

Ironman92
05-28-2012, 03:13 PM
Bronson should've stayed in to bunt the runners to 2nd and 3rd....

Stubbs swings at a high pitch....missed one right down the middle and took strike 3....Valdez swings at first pitch that bounced then meekly grounded out for the worst managing/execution all season.....just brutal.

LeDoux
05-28-2012, 03:13 PM
On days like these I wish we had a New York/Chicago style press to ask Dusty some questions.

texasdave
05-28-2012, 03:13 PM
Meanwhile, Hanigan bangs away in the 8 hole and continues to be stranded.

Stray
05-28-2012, 03:14 PM
The bunt that never was ended up not mattering. Heisey should have led off for today's game.

Ironman92
05-28-2012, 03:15 PM
Do you sacrifice down 4?

I'd take one run over what we have....but Stubbs whiffed so it's all moot.

Stray
05-28-2012, 03:15 PM
Stubbs is like a .080ish hitter leading off. It's not going to work.

wvreds
05-28-2012, 03:15 PM
The more I see Drew Stubbs, the more I dislike him

Kingspoint
05-28-2012, 03:15 PM
Im glad Dusty is batting all these high OBP guys in front of Votto. :confused:Wilson Valdez needs to be replaced.

And, the Mike Constanzo experiment has run it's course. He's in it way over his head. He needs to be sent back to the Minors. Bring up Paul Janish, who won't hit any worse, but at least he'd be a good defensive replacement.

Danny Dorn has paid his dues. Give him a shot.

texasdave
05-28-2012, 03:16 PM
Well if they keep getting runners on base someone has to get a big hit eventually.

Stray
05-28-2012, 03:16 PM
Lol nice catch

Kingspoint
05-28-2012, 03:16 PM
Meanwhile, Hanigan bangs away in the 8 hole and continues to be stranded.Can't wait until Dusty and his lineups are gone from this franchise.

texasdave
05-28-2012, 03:16 PM
Great play. Even if it was a trap.

New York Red
05-28-2012, 03:16 PM
Stubbs with the snow cone grab.

The Rage
05-28-2012, 03:17 PM
Reds starting pitching very streaky

Who Dey Time
05-28-2012, 03:17 PM
Can't wait until Dusty and his lineups are gone from this franchise.

You're going to be waiting a while for that.

mrherd05
05-28-2012, 03:17 PM
That's why Stubbs is in the lineup everyday

New York Red
05-28-2012, 03:17 PM
That's not reviewable.

texasdave
05-28-2012, 03:17 PM
You're going to be waiting a while for that.

Unfortunately.

Stray
05-28-2012, 03:17 PM
Looked like a good catch to me.

texasdave
05-28-2012, 03:17 PM
Looked like a good catch to me.

Of course.

Kingspoint
05-28-2012, 03:18 PM
Bronson should've stayed in to bunt the runners to 2nd and 3rd....

Stubbs swings at a high pitch....missed one right down the middle and took strike 3....Valdez swings at first pitch that bounced then meekly grounded out for the worst managing/execution all season.....just brutal.Dusty being Dusty.

Again, this team will win, "in spite of him".

LexRedsFan
05-28-2012, 03:18 PM
I think that was actually trapped.

malcontent
05-28-2012, 03:18 PM
Snot like we haven't seen this movie before.

2009. T-Virus/Gonzo 1/2 for half of the year.

Lowest MLB OPS at 1. Lowest MLB OBP at 2.

Votto's numbers over the years have been significantly depressed due to Baker's machinations and Jocketty "supplying" Baker with the parts to do it.

Stray
05-28-2012, 03:18 PM
Hit the glove first, but the top part of the ball hit the wall. I have no idea on the rules here but I would think that's a good catch.

Kingspoint
05-28-2012, 03:19 PM
Bury your best hitter in the #8 hole and follow him with a pitcher and two other guys who can't hit very well, though Stubbs has at least been decent this season, instead of the god-awful play of Valdez.

texasdave
05-28-2012, 03:19 PM
Hit the glove first, but the top part of the ball hit the wall. I have no idea on the rules here but I would think that's a good catch.

The umps agreed. That is all that matters.

Who Dey Time
05-28-2012, 03:20 PM
Dusty being Dusty.

Again, this team will win, "in spite of him".

You do realize that on numerous occasions Dusty has had the pitcher bunt then pull him? Predictably he gets bashed for that too.

The constant whining about the manager of a first place team is an embarrassment to the concept of having intelligent baseball conversation.

Stray
05-28-2012, 03:21 PM
Woulda been a great catch. The Pirates continue to tattoo the ball.