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Ironman92
09-30-2012, 10:47 AM
1. Phillips 4
2. Valdez 6
3. Votto 3
4. Ludwick 7
5. Frazier 9
6. Cairo 5
7. Stubbs 8
8. Hanigan 2
9. Cueto 1

texasdave
09-30-2012, 10:49 AM
I guess it is going to be Cairo getting the last spot over Mesoraco. Makes absolutely no sense to me...but...wait for it....it is what it is.

Good to see Ludwick back in the lineup.

Another funky lineup as Cueto goes for number 20. I think with a milestone like that up for grabs that Cueto is 'owed' the best lineup possible behind him. Who knows if he will ever get another crack at a 20-win season.

Good luck, Johnny C.

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 10:54 AM
The over/under on this one is 4.5

I'd rather watch Phipps and Didi.

Valdez, Cairo, Stubbs all in one lineup....with Phillips and Frazier cold.

Reds win 5-0

texasdave
09-30-2012, 10:57 AM
I am kinda slow. Frazier in right field. Now THAT is how you split the lefties. One in the lineup and one on the bench. :laugh:

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 11:19 AM
Bruce will be in RF every inning of the playoffs....putting Frazier out there for a trial would be a waste, but if he's just giving Bruce a day off....well I still rather watch Phipps.

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 11:21 AM
And who was it telling my my Jay Bruce HR/RBI stats would get blown by? I need to do some research.

NebraskaRed
09-30-2012, 11:23 AM
Yesterday I predicted that Valdez would get two hits. He got one yesterday, he'll get one today ;)

Who Dey Time
09-30-2012, 11:24 AM
Field is wet so Ludwick has been scratched. New lineup...

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

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 11:34 AM
I can't find it but I predicted on a prediction thread back in April that Bruce would go 34 or 35 HR and 101 or 102 RBI....can't remember.

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 11:36 AM
Field is wet so Ludwick has been scratched. New lineup...

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

Excellent decision recovering from a groin strain.....I remember Larkin always re-injuring his on slick conditions.

NebraskaRed
09-30-2012, 11:41 AM
Excellent decision recovering from a groin strain.....I remember Larkin always re-injuring his on slick conditions.

I agree. No reason to risk a re-injury.

Falcon7
09-30-2012, 11:54 AM
I guess it is going to be Cairo getting the last spot over Mesoraco. Makes absolutely no sense to me...but...wait for it....it is what it is.

Good to see Ludwick back in the lineup.

Another funky lineup as Cueto goes for number 20. I think with a milestone like that up for grabs that Cueto is 'owed' the best lineup possible behind him. Who knows if he will ever get another crack at a 20-win season.

Good luck, Johnny C.

I know no one on this team is hitting at all, but I agree Cueto deserves the best lineup behind him! He needs to pitch a shutout and hope they can score a run.

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 12:19 PM
I'm guaranteeing 5+ runs....just because baseball is completely unpredictable.

NebraskaRed
09-30-2012, 01:43 PM
Looks like it's coming down pretty hard. Are they assuming it's going to blow over quickly?

NebraskaRed
09-30-2012, 01:44 PM
And there's Valdez's second hit! Granted it took him 2 games, but still.

ProfessorTofty
09-30-2012, 01:44 PM
Just went to rain delay; they're asking for an explanation.

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 01:44 PM
Valdez can flat out rake.


















He should play in Canada...they have a lot of leaves.

ProfessorTofty
09-30-2012, 01:45 PM
Okay... that was weird.

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 01:45 PM
And there's Valdez's second hit! Granted it took him 2 games, but still.

2 different weeks

SMH

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 01:45 PM
Nice decision Angel.

NebraskaRed
09-30-2012, 01:46 PM
Shortest rain delay ever?

ProfessorTofty
09-30-2012, 01:47 PM
More like a "rain conference."

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 01:47 PM
Shortest rain delay ever?

And earliest after game has begun

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 01:47 PM
Shortest rain delay ever?

And dumbest

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 01:47 PM
Shortest rain delay ever?

First without a tarp

NebraskaRed
09-30-2012, 01:47 PM
Eh, just call the game now. Valdez is on first, so let's call that a run. Reds win 1-0!!

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 01:48 PM
4 min

ProfessorTofty
09-30-2012, 01:48 PM
I like it. He's the go-ahead run, so let's just call him an actual run. Yeah, that'll work.

ProfessorTofty
09-30-2012, 02:09 PM
The Reds may not be worried about the lack of offense, but I am if it carries going into the playoffs. Can't win them on just pitching.

malcontent
09-30-2012, 02:19 PM
Cueto with the "20 wins doesn't mean all that much to me" at-bat.

40YrRedsFan
09-30-2012, 02:25 PM
The Reds may not be worried about the lack of offense, but I am if it carries going into the playoffs. Can't win them on just pitching.

They are definitely worried. They just aren't going to talk about it. They haven't hit the ball in over a month. We have scored 1 run or less in 7 games out of 25 games played this month.

NebraskaRed
09-30-2012, 02:32 PM
Hey, Valdez had 2 hits! Wonder who predicted that...okay, fine I predicted it yesterday, but still?

ProfessorTofty
09-30-2012, 02:33 PM
There's some offense; Reds draw first blood. But now they're saying fan interference, let's see...

ProfessorTofty
09-30-2012, 02:33 PM
:) The run stands. Excellent.

NebraskaRed
09-30-2012, 02:34 PM
Pirates just had a Steve Bartman moment

ProfessorTofty
09-30-2012, 02:35 PM
All right, there's the insurance run. And only one out. Sweet.

40YrRedsFan
09-30-2012, 02:36 PM
2 runs, unbelievable!

NebraskaRed
09-30-2012, 02:37 PM
Wait, they scored 2 runs? In the same game??

jhiller21
09-30-2012, 02:38 PM
Pirates just had a Steve Bartman moment

I wonder what the security was doing standing around talking to that guy for so long... fan interference happens all the time.

NebraskaRed
09-30-2012, 02:39 PM
I wonder what the security was doing standing around talking to that guy for so long... fan interference happens all the time.

If the Pirates end up losing this one, count on them somehow arguing "We would have won had it not been for that fan"

ProfessorTofty
09-30-2012, 02:42 PM
Only works if they manage to score.

40YrRedsFan
09-30-2012, 02:43 PM
Votto looked lazy on that grounder

ProfessorTofty
09-30-2012, 02:45 PM
And we're back to square one...

jhiller21
09-30-2012, 02:46 PM
Well, he sure hit the crap out of that one..

40YrRedsFan
09-30-2012, 02:47 PM
Reds not playing like a championship team this inning.

NebraskaRed
09-30-2012, 02:47 PM
Cueto may want the 20th win, but he isn't showing it

40YrRedsFan
09-30-2012, 02:49 PM
Reds not playing with much emotion at all.

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 02:49 PM
Hey, Valdez had 2 hits! Wonder who predicted that...okay, fine I predicted it yesterday, but still?

Predictions that were made last week don't account for today.

jhiller21
09-30-2012, 02:50 PM
Cueto just cursed very loud in spanish into his glove after the inning-ending K

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 02:50 PM
It worked out great for Homer...but giving Rolen an error on that play and not giving one today to Cairo is completely laughable.

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 02:55 PM
Cueto just cursed very loud in spanish into his glove after the inning-ending K

And he just struck out in English

malcontent
09-30-2012, 02:57 PM
Stubbs' srikeouts would be so much more tolerable if he smiled and laughed during each one a la Cueto.

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 03:14 PM
Leadoff double....sac to 3rd with 1 out. Big guys up

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 03:15 PM
Stubbs' srikeouts would be so much more tolerable if he smiled and laughed during each one a la Cueto.

Or if there were 100 less of them per playing time

ProfessorTofty
09-30-2012, 03:15 PM
And the Pirates just went ahead. Oy...

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 03:16 PM
Infield in may have cost the 2nd out....

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 03:28 PM
Cairo with a double to CF via RF scaring McCutchen

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 03:28 PM
Glad we don't have Hamilton because he's not ready.

texasdave
09-30-2012, 03:33 PM
Twilight Zone baseball. Valdez 2 hits. Cairo 2 hits. Rest of team 2 hits.

texasdave
09-30-2012, 03:34 PM
I hear the howl in Pittsburgh.

ProfessorTofty
09-30-2012, 03:35 PM
Oh, yeah, I've been hearing the howl the past two games. The howl apparently is sticking around.

texasdave
09-30-2012, 03:35 PM
Only thing holding us to reality is Stubbs 0-3 with a K. Thank you, Drew.

malcontent
09-30-2012, 03:37 PM
Or if there were 100 less of them per playing time
Possibly. But I'm thinking that it could actually change the whole dynamic: from the suicidal and homicidal ideation that Stubbs' abject futility generates within the serious fan, to a sense of the cosmic inconsequentiality of it all.

With Coyote laughing, of course.

texasdave
09-30-2012, 03:46 PM
Possibly. But I'm thinking that it could actually change the whole dynamic: from the suicidal and homicidal ideation that Stubbs' abject futility generates within the serious fan, to a sense of the cosmic inconsequentiality of it all.

With Coyote laughing, of course.

Huh? :laugh:

texasdave
09-30-2012, 03:47 PM
Alvarez with alligator arms.

malcontent
09-30-2012, 03:48 PM
Why's BP out?

This team is going to be crawling into the playoffs...

texasdave
09-30-2012, 03:48 PM
Tweaked his leg going from first to third.

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 03:49 PM
Alvarez with alligator arms.

Looked out of reach by a bit....better than the Reds 3 errors

Maker_84
09-30-2012, 03:50 PM
losing a series to the Pirates isnt a good way to go into the playoffs. Think the #2 seed and going out west is all but set in stone now

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 03:50 PM
Why's BP out?

This team is going to be crawling into the playoffs...

Slipped on a somewhat slick infield....which is why I would've played the bottom 8 guys behind Cueto.

malcontent
09-30-2012, 03:50 PM
losing a series to the Pirates isnt a good way to go into the playoffs. Think the #2 seed and going out west is all but set in stone now
yes, it does

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 03:51 PM
losing a series to the Pirates isnt a good way to go into the playoffs. Think the #2 seed and going out west is all but set in stone now

But any win in St Louis will outweigh any performance this series.

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 03:52 PM
Btw.....

We
Got
This

malcontent
09-30-2012, 03:53 PM
Slipped on a somewhat slick infield....which is why I would've played the bottom 8 guys behind Cueto.
You know when they say of a player: "I'd take 8 of so-and-so...."?

Today would have been a good one for 8 Valdezes.

texasdave
09-30-2012, 03:54 PM
Reds last four games: 2-1, 1-0, 2-1, 3-2. Sounds like playoff baseball to me. Cueto giving up one earned run in seven innings.

malcontent
09-30-2012, 03:55 PM
Reds should pull Cueto now. This 20-win stuff has gone far enough.

malcontent
09-30-2012, 03:57 PM
Oh, yeah, I've been hearing the howl the past two games. The howl apparently is sticking around.
Well, that's a relief.

Not.

texasdave
09-30-2012, 03:57 PM
Grilli writing "please don't let me suck again" in the mound dirt.

texasdave
09-30-2012, 03:59 PM
Can the man hit or what?

malcontent
09-30-2012, 04:00 PM
Stubbs and Cueto should both see how Valdez just struck out.

No smile. No scowl.

Just complete acceptance, and immediate stage exit.

texasdave
09-30-2012, 04:03 PM
Geez. Grilli dominated some Reds' hitters there.

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 04:04 PM
Bruce was 8 for his last 66....but looked great pinch-hitting striking out on two pitches.

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 04:06 PM
Since Sept 8th Bruce's OPS has went from .901 to .845

malcontent
09-30-2012, 04:06 PM
Seriously, is there a homer here who honestly sees this offense awakening from its death-sleep anytime in the next four weeks?

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 04:07 PM
Seriously, is there a homer here who honestly sees this offense awakening from its death-sleep anytime in the next four weeks?

Oh no they definitely just flip the switch and turn it on.

texasdave
09-30-2012, 04:07 PM
Seriously, is there a homer here who honestly sees this offense awakening from its death-sleep anytime in the next four weeks?

Good thing they have the best pitching in the league.

texasdave
09-30-2012, 04:08 PM
SamMikeGreg LeCure punches out McCutchen. And then calls it a day.

malcontent
09-30-2012, 04:16 PM
I'm all for sitting Phillips for a couple games.

Don't care if it is the Cardinals.

And, and....and is Chapman ever gonna pitch again (before the playoffs)?

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 04:19 PM
I'm all for sitting Phillips for a couple games.

Don't care if it is the Cardinals.

And, and....and is Chapman ever gonna pitch again (before the playoffs)?

We are about as big of a train wreck as you can have for a 95 win team.

texasdave
09-30-2012, 04:20 PM
XXXXXX!!!!!

ProfessorTofty
09-30-2012, 04:20 PM
Home run! (howls)

Spider Tre
09-30-2012, 04:20 PM
X-Man!

malcontent
09-30-2012, 04:21 PM
Good thing they have the best pitching in the league.
It's good. Not at all sure it's going to be good enough, Dave.

But this has been a weird year, with a weird post-season schedule looming.

Makes sense that some unlikely team is going to benefit from it.

texasdave
09-30-2012, 04:21 PM
Drew Stubbs. SMH. Enough is enough. Stubbs should sit the remainder of the season. He is god-awful.

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 04:21 PM
Train wreck....but keeps winning

texasdave
09-30-2012, 04:21 PM
Train wreck....but keeps winning

Some how they find a way.

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 04:22 PM
Where is mutaman?

malcontent
09-30-2012, 04:23 PM
Where is mutaman?
Lurker will show up if Navarro, Paul, Gregorius or H-Rod win it.

Oops. Missed the Paul tater.

texasdave
09-30-2012, 04:23 PM
Ludwick gets a swing.

texasdave
09-30-2012, 04:24 PM
Hit one for Ferris.

texasdave
09-30-2012, 04:25 PM
Come on, Cozy.

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 04:25 PM
Hamilton in to PR

texasdave
09-30-2012, 04:25 PM
Phipps inserted into the game just for Ironman.

texasdave
09-30-2012, 04:26 PM
No freaking way. LOL.

ProfessorTofty
09-30-2012, 04:26 PM
Reds pouring it on! Let's take this one!

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 04:26 PM
Phipps inserted into the game just for Ironman.

When Phipps scores....we win

texasdave
09-30-2012, 04:26 PM
They will be lifting a Championship Trophy. They just win.

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 04:27 PM
Chappy....pls throw triple digits.

Thanks in advance

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 04:28 PM
Valdez and Hanrahan chirping?

texasdave
09-30-2012, 04:30 PM
If the Reds hold on in the ninth they will have scored just 21 runs in their last 8 games. 2.6 runs per game. Oh, yeah. Their record in those 8 games will be 5-3.

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 04:30 PM
97

jhiller21
09-30-2012, 04:30 PM
Where the hell was that first pitch?

texasdave
09-30-2012, 04:31 PM
Facing Chapman with those shadows. Piece of cake.

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 04:31 PM
97...

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 04:31 PM
Where the hell was that first pitch?

Downtown Pittsburgh

texasdave
09-30-2012, 04:31 PM
Arredondo on?

jhiller21
09-30-2012, 04:31 PM
Downtown Pittsburgh

lol

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 04:32 PM
Um....get it and pitch it....it'll work, just do it.

ProfessorTofty
09-30-2012, 04:32 PM
Out a third!

texasdave
09-30-2012, 04:32 PM
Out at third. LOL.

jhiller21
09-30-2012, 04:32 PM
HAHAHAHAHA... out at third

Spider Tre
09-30-2012, 04:33 PM
CRAP! .... YES!

lol

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 04:33 PM
Cubs-like base running

texasdave
09-30-2012, 04:33 PM
When it is your year just sit back and relax.

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 04:33 PM
Nick Leyva....derp

jhiller21
09-30-2012, 04:33 PM
Chappy is flying open

jhiller21
09-30-2012, 04:34 PM
Everything's up

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 04:34 PM
When it is your year just sit back and relax.

....said while screaming at the the TV

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 04:35 PM
Everything's up

Gross

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 04:35 PM
Chapman's throwing well

foxfire123
09-30-2012, 04:36 PM
Jeez. Get Broxton Up NOW!!!

Maker_84
09-30-2012, 04:36 PM
chapman looks awful. not throwing fast for him either

jhiller21
09-30-2012, 04:36 PM
Chapman's throwing well

well into blowing this

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 04:36 PM
Should be bases loaded

Maker_84
09-30-2012, 04:37 PM
chapman has been bad since he's been back

texasdave
09-30-2012, 04:37 PM
He does not look confident at all.

jhiller21
09-30-2012, 04:37 PM
Should be bases loaded

should be tied had he not run himself out at third

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 04:38 PM
well into blowing this

Nonsense poopy pants

foxfire123
09-30-2012, 04:38 PM
Just what this team needs now. They're slumping and can't hit off a tee, and the &&%^^$%%^ Cardinals are killing the ball.....

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 04:38 PM
should be tied had he not run himself out at third

He wouldn't have scored IMO with no outs

jhiller21
09-30-2012, 04:40 PM
slider gets him

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 04:40 PM
He does not look confident at all.

Reminds me of a tampon commercial

BluegrassRedleg
09-30-2012, 04:41 PM
Not where I can watch today. Marty's saying Chapman's body language is "that of a defeated man." What's going on with him?

texasdave
09-30-2012, 04:41 PM
Not where I can watch today. Marty's saying Chapman's body language is "that of a defeated man." What's going on with him?

He, obviously, is making a tampon commercial. :laugh::laugh:

jhiller21
09-30-2012, 04:41 PM
GAS gets him

ProfessorTofty
09-30-2012, 04:41 PM
Yes! Tooth and nail, but we got it!

texasdave
09-30-2012, 04:42 PM
Nice.

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 04:42 PM
Btw.....

We
Got
This

Told ya

Falcon7
09-30-2012, 05:07 PM
Great comeback by X Paul, Luddy, Zack and a pretty shaky Chappy with a big assist from Tabata.
Johnny deserved a better fate. That Votto error was just flat bad.

Stray
09-30-2012, 05:22 PM
Was watching golf and football all day...what happened to Phillips?

texasdave
09-30-2012, 05:24 PM
Was watching golf and football all day...what happened to Phillips?

Tweaked his leg as he went from first to third on a Valdez single. Played a couple more innings before he came out. Said his leg felt tight.

Ironman92
09-30-2012, 05:24 PM
Was watching golf and football all day...what happened to Phillips?

Slipped right after 2nd en route to 3rd....slightly slick infield due to rain earlier.

Stray
09-30-2012, 05:40 PM
Thanks guys, hopefully it's not too bad.