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NebraskaRed
09-20-2012, 11:23 AM
Xavier Paul 7
Miguel Cairo 3
Henry Rodriguez 4
Todd Frazier 5
Chris Heisey 9
Denis Phipps 8
Ryan Hanigan 2
Didi Gregorius 6
Johnny Cueto RHP

Win or lose, this one will be interesting to say the least.

NebraskaRed
09-20-2012, 11:27 AM
I just imagine Chris Speier coming into the clubhouse today saying "you get the day off, and you get the day off, and you get the day off, and even you, you get the day off"

osuredleg24
09-20-2012, 11:31 AM
no stubbs at least ;)

KYRedLeg
09-20-2012, 11:37 AM
Well, that's....interesting.

arkimadee
09-20-2012, 11:38 AM
I like it. Gives me a much better chance of seeing a clinch on Sat or Sun when I got tickets!

Maker_84
09-20-2012, 11:39 AM
throw away game, but who cares we have an 11 game lead

Krawhitham
09-20-2012, 11:41 AM
you have to feel for Cueto

Yes everyone needs time off, but not all on the same day

goreds2
09-20-2012, 11:45 AM
no stubbs at least ;) Amazing, why not play him after the good game last night? He needs confidence going into the playoffs.

NebraskaRed
09-20-2012, 11:46 AM
Amazing, why not play him after the good game last night? He needs confidence going into the playoffs.

Wait, we're now complaining that Stubbs is NOT in the lineup?

alett12
09-20-2012, 11:48 AM
Here are my questions about today's line up
Why is Paul leading off?
Why is Cairo batting 2nd?
Shouldn't Heisey be leading off?
Shouldn't Gregorious be higher in the order than Cairo?
Why is Phipps even in the lineup?

alett12
09-20-2012, 11:49 AM
Amazing, why not play him after the good game last night? He needs confidence going into the playoffs.

Stubbs should not be on the 25 man roster much less starting in the playoffs

Biff Pocoroba
09-20-2012, 12:06 PM
We're going up against a pitcher who has thrown five innings all season...and given up 14 hits. Even this lineup has a decent chance to sratch across a few runs. And we've got Cueto going up against the second worst offensive team in the National League. If we get the Cueto we've grown accustomed to (especially in day games), we are conceding nothing.

I think this is a great way to give most of our regulars a day off in one shot...and still win ourselves a ballgame.

goreds2
09-20-2012, 12:12 PM
Anyone with SIRIUS XM radio, Jay Bruce will be on XM 89 / Sirius 209 at about 12:25 pm est. today. (MLB Network Radio)

Reds game will be on XM 87 today.

texasdave
09-20-2012, 12:12 PM
What? No Mesoraco?

texasdave
09-20-2012, 01:00 PM
Speier made out that lineup. Or maybe Kelch. Centerfielder hitting 6th. Shortstop 8th. Catcher 7th.

Who Dey Time
09-20-2012, 01:00 PM
Perhaps most of the guys are on a field trip to Harry Caray's today.

Stray
09-20-2012, 01:15 PM
At this point I don't think they care about the win today as much as they care about how Cueto pitches. He needs a good start to build on.

texasdave
09-20-2012, 01:21 PM
At this point I don't think they care about the win today as much as they care about how Cueto pitches. He needs a good start to build on.

He needs three wins to get to 20 with three more starts. I wonder if he cares about the win today? I remember last year when people wanted the youngsters to play more because the Reds were out of it and Baker responded with "Guys want to get their numbers" as the reasoning why a lot of the veterans were still in there. I guess that doesn't apply this year. Cueto has been given many, many crappy lineups to work with this year.

Stray
09-20-2012, 01:38 PM
He needs three wins to get to 20 with three more starts. I wonder if he cares about the win today? I remember last year when people wanted the youngsters to play more because the Reds were out of it and Baker responded with "Guys want to get their numbers" as the reasoning why a lot of the veterans were still in there. I guess that doesn't apply this year. Cueto has been given many, many crappy lineups to work with this year.

I think Cueto understands that there are bigger things to worry about. If he's on we should still win.

It's late September with an 11 game lead, day games after night games are a good chance to give guys an off day.

malcontent
09-20-2012, 01:42 PM
Wait, we're now complaining that Stubbs is NOT in the lineup?
I'm not.

malcontent
09-20-2012, 01:48 PM
What? No Mesoraco?
This would have actually been a good day for Corky Miller.

He'd have gone 2-4, HBP, with a basket wanger.

alett12
09-20-2012, 02:06 PM
This would have actually been a good day for Corky Miller.

He'd have gone 2-4, HBP, with a basket wanger.

And he'd probably throw a couple guys out on the basepaths too I saw him do it multiple times watching games at louisville this year.

malcontent
09-20-2012, 02:12 PM
And he'd probably throw a couple guys out on the basepaths too I saw him do it multiple times watching games at louisville this year.
Yeah. It would be a shame if he's not coaching in Cincinnati when his playing days are over.

The DARK
09-20-2012, 02:26 PM
I wonder how much of this has to do with Dusty's illness. That's gotta be a pretty big distraction for most of the guys who have been here a while.

swaisuc
09-20-2012, 02:32 PM
I think it's just a nothing game and they want to rest guys so they can play some home games this weekend to clinch.

No big deal

krm1580
09-20-2012, 02:48 PM
Its funny, as bad as this lineup is it is still better than the everyday lineups the Reds were putting out in the early 80s

osuredleg24
09-20-2012, 02:50 PM
lol, 4 K inning

40YrRedsFan
09-20-2012, 02:56 PM
Cueto not sharp again so far...missing his spots with many pitches.

NebraskaRed
09-20-2012, 03:01 PM
No horrible mistakes so far, but yeah, Cueto isn't look too together right now

Krawhitham
09-20-2012, 03:04 PM
he should not start again till the playoffs

40YrRedsFan
09-20-2012, 03:06 PM
If this was anyone besides the Cubs, Cueto would be losing big time.

40YrRedsFan
09-20-2012, 03:14 PM
Can we go through just one game without a blunder on the bases?

malcontent
09-20-2012, 03:15 PM
Paul apparently enrolled in the Votto School of Baserunning.

40YrRedsFan
09-20-2012, 03:16 PM
Paul apparently enrolled in the Votto School of Baserunning.

with the emphasis on sliding:laugh:

40YrRedsFan
09-20-2012, 03:23 PM
Cueto doesn't look good at all. Just has no command where the ball is going.

Stray
09-20-2012, 03:32 PM
Leadoff triple

NebraskaRed
09-20-2012, 03:38 PM
And it amounts to nothing. Bad Cubs/Good Reds

40YrRedsFan
09-20-2012, 03:39 PM
Where has the hitting gone this year....Every team seems to be having big time problems in getting runners in scoring position home.

Who Dey Time
09-20-2012, 03:42 PM
Where has the hitting gone this year....Every team seems to be having big time problems in getting runners in scoring position home.


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malcontent
09-20-2012, 03:46 PM
nm

malcontent
09-20-2012, 03:49 PM
Hope Speier doesn't pitch Cueto into the ground today.

malcontent
09-20-2012, 03:52 PM
LaHair is due.

Who Dey Time
09-20-2012, 03:55 PM
St. Louis takes the lead 5-3 over Houston bottom 6th.

40YrRedsFan
09-20-2012, 04:04 PM
Cairo looking bad striking out......I think he is done. There has to be someone better for
next year.

Stray
09-20-2012, 04:06 PM
That's good news Cozart is ready to come back.

alett12
09-20-2012, 04:06 PM
Yeah. It would be a shame if he's not coaching in Cincinnati when his playing days are over.

He should be a coach if not the manager in Louisville, the fans absolutely love him there.

The Rage
09-20-2012, 04:07 PM
Looks like major league pitchers have figured out Frazier.

40YrRedsFan
09-20-2012, 04:08 PM
At least in spring training games you can expect some scoring. These guys don't have a clue what to do at the plate.

Maker_84
09-20-2012, 04:09 PM
Looks like major league pitchers have figured out Frazier.

yep, he's done a whole lot of nothing for awhile. Maybe good that Rolen starts in the playoffs

alett12
09-20-2012, 04:10 PM
he should not start again till the playoffs

I wouldn't go that far but I don't think he needs to make two starts before the playoffs, but not starting until the playoffs would be nearly 2 weeks without seeing game action. There is no way that he should take off that long but give him 6 or 7 days off rather than the normal 5 and let Cingrani or Verrial start in his spot

Maker_84
09-20-2012, 04:11 PM
Houston Astros are some of the most loser/unclutch players i've ever seen. Just laying down for St. Louis

The Rage
09-20-2012, 04:17 PM
This game is why Mike's bad performance was not good. This Cubs team does not care. Cueto is not setting the world on fire with all the walks and such, but getting these guys out is not hard.

I wonder if putting Bailey into the 4th spot this spring training after out pitching him in 2011 didn't effect Mike alot. He almost didn't make the team to the Madson injury.

The Rage
09-20-2012, 04:20 PM
Gregorius with some nice hits lately.

alett12
09-20-2012, 04:25 PM
Gregorius with some nice hits lately.

Cozart is not the starting shortstop by opening day 2014 with Gregorius taking his spot.

Maker_84
09-20-2012, 04:25 PM
Professor Xavier has been solid lately

Maker_84
09-20-2012, 04:26 PM
jeese, just unloaded this inning

malcontent
09-20-2012, 04:28 PM
Cairo looking bad striking out......I think he is done. There has to be someone better for
next year.
That would be Henry R.

Little guy can hit. He probably won't take too many walks, but Cairo absolutely refuses free passes at this stage.

NebraskaRed
09-20-2012, 04:28 PM
So, apparently they set their alarm clocks for the 7th inning?

malcontent
09-20-2012, 04:31 PM
Cozart is not the starting shortstop by opening day 2014 with Gregorius taking his spot.
One way or another, it will be nice to see some depth with Gregorius and Rodriguez (hopefully) replacing Valdez and Cairo.

Balances out the L/R thing a bit, too.

The Rage
09-20-2012, 04:33 PM
There is going to be a party Friday night I have a feeling.

Mutaman
09-20-2012, 04:34 PM
Left handed hitters against right handed pitchers: what a concept!

Mutaman
09-20-2012, 04:35 PM
Would like to see Hoover here: give him a chance to make up for last night.

malcontent
09-20-2012, 04:36 PM
Left handed hitters against right handed pitchers: what a concept!
Yep. Navarro and Paul was a nice start.

Add H-Rod and Gregorius, and then Billy Hamilton.

Still wouldn't mind seeing a LH masher in LF if we can't re-sign Ludwick.

Stray
09-20-2012, 04:39 PM
5-1

Mutaman
09-20-2012, 04:39 PM
Cozart is not the starting shortstop by opening day 2014 with Gregorius taking his spot.

32 doubles, 15 HR, despite batting in the wrong spot in the order. Totally solid defense. Gregorius looks like a ball player to me but no way he is beating out Cozart.

Stray
09-20-2012, 04:40 PM
Nice

NebraskaRed
09-20-2012, 04:41 PM
Nice DP to get out of that mess.

Mutaman
09-20-2012, 04:41 PM
Let Hoover pitch the 8th.

malcontent
09-20-2012, 04:42 PM
Left handed hitters against right handed pitchers: what a concept!
Sign Josh Hamilton and then we'd have an OF of J. Hamilton, B. Hamilton and Bruce.

Bob just needs to open that wallet of his.

:D

Stray
09-20-2012, 04:47 PM
Cool to see all these guys getting their ML firsts today.

malcontent
09-20-2012, 04:53 PM
Didi needs to lay off the high stuff.

40YrRedsFan
09-20-2012, 04:59 PM
Ondrusek showing good command there.

40YrRedsFan
09-20-2012, 05:02 PM
Ondrusek...blahhhhhhhhhh

40YrRedsFan
09-20-2012, 05:04 PM
Ondrusek throwing batting practice....adding his name to the trade list this winter.

The Rage
09-20-2012, 05:05 PM
He should not be on the playoff roster

Mutaman
09-20-2012, 05:06 PM
Ondrusek throwing batting practice....adding his name to the trade list this winter.

Maybe we could trade him for Shane Victorino.

NebraskaRed
09-20-2012, 05:06 PM
Another inning where they get 2 outs before things go wrong.

40YrRedsFan
09-20-2012, 05:08 PM
Simon bails out Ondrusek

malcontent
09-20-2012, 05:10 PM
That's why I want to see Simon on the post-season roster.

malcontent
09-20-2012, 05:12 PM
Cairo examining his bat....looking for the hole.

Mutaman
09-20-2012, 05:13 PM
Redmond?

40YrRedsFan
09-20-2012, 05:15 PM
Cairo examining his bat....looking for the hole.

The hole starts right next to the knob, it's about 33 inches long.

texasdave
09-20-2012, 05:16 PM
Nice outing by Cueto. Glad to see the Reds roughed up that nobody Cubs' starter for two hits in six innings. LOL.

40YrRedsFan
09-20-2012, 05:17 PM
Frazier really struggling....hasn't hit the ball hard at all.

malcontent
09-20-2012, 05:18 PM
The hole starts right next to the knob, it's about 33 inches long.
:laugh:

texasdave
09-20-2012, 05:18 PM
Cueto in line for the win, right?

malcontent
09-20-2012, 05:19 PM
Cueto in line for the win, right?
Yep.

texasdave
09-20-2012, 05:20 PM
All is well that ends well.

texasdave
09-20-2012, 05:22 PM
As Jethro Tull might say, 'Nothing is Easy'.

Stray
09-20-2012, 05:22 PM
Man the Brewers are on fire. If Stl loses a series here or there Milwaukee will be right there.

texasdave
09-20-2012, 05:23 PM
Mesoraco isn't even allowed to sit on the bench any longer.

Stray
09-20-2012, 05:23 PM
Might wanna get Broxton up.

texasdave
09-20-2012, 05:24 PM
Hoover and Cingrani.

texasdave
09-20-2012, 05:26 PM
That was one heckuva try.

The Rage
09-20-2012, 05:29 PM
BP sucked today

Ironman92
09-20-2012, 05:29 PM
I made it home for the final out

Ironman92
09-20-2012, 05:29 PM
Who is yelling? Lol

Ironman92
09-20-2012, 05:30 PM
Slider....game over

texasdave
09-20-2012, 05:30 PM
ATOBTTR!!

Ironman92
09-20-2012, 05:31 PM
Reds win

Teh Cubz suck

Get better Dusty!

texasdave
09-20-2012, 05:31 PM
Thank, Sveum, for Manny Corpas.

Stray
09-20-2012, 05:32 PM
We clinched our playoff spot

texasdave
09-20-2012, 05:33 PM
This team is going deep into October. They find ways to win.

Mutaman
09-20-2012, 05:33 PM
Nice effort boys. Always nice to beat the shrubs in their own ballpark. 2 more to go.

Mutaman
09-20-2012, 05:35 PM
Thank, Sveum, for Manny Corpas.

When the boys have nothing but righties, he brings in a lefty. Today they had lefties, so he brings in Corpas. A regular Jerry Naron.

Mutaman
09-20-2012, 05:37 PM
I think we have finally put Carl "The Banana Man" Lindner behind us.

The Rage
09-20-2012, 05:38 PM
I think we have finally put Carl "The Banana Man" Lindner behind us.

He was here when the foundation was laid.

texasdave
09-20-2012, 05:54 PM
I think we have finally put Carl "The Banana Man" Lindner behind us.

The reason Bob Castellini bought the club was because he found it so ap-'peal'-ing. :lol:
I am here all week. Two shows a day on the weekend. Ba-da-bing!

BLEEDS
09-20-2012, 07:43 PM
Home field throughout the playoffs would be huge... We're gonna need it, esp if/when we're paying for the pennant...


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Mutaman
09-20-2012, 07:48 PM
He was here when the foundation was laid.

You mean that foundation he built by using our revenue sharing money to pay off the terrorists in Latin America.