Turn Off Ads?
Page 1 of 25 1234511 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 362

Thread: Break Out the Brooms! Reds @ Astros Game Thread - REDS WIN!

  1. #1
    Worst Behavior. reds44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    25,279

    Break Out the Brooms! Reds @ Astros Game Thread - REDS WIN!

    Reds:
    Freel
    Lopez
    Griffey
    Dunn
    The Hat
    Kearns
    Valentin
    EE
    Ramirez

    Astros:
    Biggio
    Burke
    Berkman
    Ensberg
    Wilson
    Ausmus
    Lane
    Bruntlett
    Oswalt

    Why oh why is EE batting 8th???

    Reds-Astros Preview

    After a rough start to a grueling road trip, Cincinnati seems to have reversed its fortunes.

    The Reds try for their second road series sweep of the season when they wrap up a three-game set with the slumping Houston Astros Sunday at Minute Maid Park.

    Cincinnati (31-24) won its third straight game on Saturday, beating the Astros 7-5. After consecutive losses to the Chicago Cubs, the Reds have bounced back to improve to 3-2 on a 10-day, nine-game road trip, their longest of the season.

    Cincinnati has outscored its opponents 24-10 after being outscored 15-6 in the first two games of its trip.

    The Reds' other road sweep this season came April 24-26 in a three-game set at Washington.

    Bronson Arroyo pitched six strong innings and went 3-for-3 with a career-high four RBIs in Saturday's win. Ken Griffey Jr. added a solo home run, the 544th of his career, for the Reds, who got six hits, six RBIs and three runs from the last three batters in their order in the first six innings.

    Elizardo Ramirez (2-4, 4.11 ERA) will look to give the Reds a quality outing in the series finale. He gave up four runs and a career-high nine hits in six innings of Monday's 7-3 loss to the Chicago Cubs.

    Ramirez is 1-4 with a 4.33 ERA in his last five starts.

    ''He's a young guy who's come in and done a decent job for us,'' manager Jerry Narron said. ''He's got to be able to pitch, got to be able to locate his pitches. He's done a good job for us. We don't have any complaints. We feel like he's going to give us a good outing when he's out there.''

    Ramirez made his only career start against the Astros on April 30, allowing three runs and six hits - including two homers - in six innings of a 3-2 defeat.

    Houston will counter with Roy Oswalt (5-3, 3.11), who allowed seven hits in six scoreless innings but did not receive a decision in the Astros' 3-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday. He left the game because of tightness in his right hamstring, but a team off day on Thursday gave him an extra day to recover.

    Oswalt threw a full bullpen session on Friday and said he felt okay.

    ''I wasn't 100 percent, but it was a lot better than I thought it would be,'' he said.

    Oswalt is 0-2 over his last five starts despite earning a 3.52 ERA over that span. He has been tough against the Reds, going 15-1 with a 2.51 ERA in 20 career appearances against them.

    The Astros (27-29) have dropped three straight games and 20 of their last 28. Eric Bruntlett, who has hit safely in his last six games, doubled in a run Saturday.

    The Astros, who left 10 batters on base, are two games below .500 for the first time this season. They were 10 games above .500 at 19-9 on May 4.

    ''We seem to get in a state of panic when we don't score runs,'' manager Phil Garner said. ''We get them on base and then we stall - seems like we've been doing it for the last 10 or 11 days.''
    Last edited by reds44; 06-04-2006 at 02:06 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    Let's face it, you mis-hit the bun with the mustard squirter, no one will really care.

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #2
    Making sense of it all Matt700wlw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    26,507

    Re: Break Out the Brooms! Reds @ Astros Game Thread

    Where's Phillips?

    I hope he didn't tweak somthing.....then again, you can't play 2 second basemen..

  4. #3
    Ripsnort wheels's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Columbus, Ohio
    Posts
    7,496

    Re: Break Out the Brooms! Reds @ Astros Game Thread

    He fould that pitch off his knee or whatever the other night.

    He's resting, I presume.
    "We know we're better than this, but we can't prove it." - Tony Gwynn

  5. #4
    Man Pills
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Philadelphia
    Posts
    24,874

    Re: Break Out the Brooms! Reds @ Astros Game Thread

    As long as Rich is out of the lineup, I'm okay.

  6. #5
    Member PickOff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Washington, DC
    Posts
    1,338

    Re: Break Out the Brooms! Reds @ Astros Game Thread

    Freel's at second?
    Thank goodness for baseball.

  7. #6
    Member redsrule2500's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Posts
    3,200

    Re: Break Out the Brooms! Reds @ Astros Game Thread

    Oswalt...let's get him again.
    redsrule2500
    Go Reds!
    Baseball Bliss
    Im a normal guy blessed with the ability to hit a baseball. - Sean Casey

  8. #7
    Member Wheelhouse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    2,897

    Re: Break Out the Brooms! Reds @ Astros Game Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
    As long as Rich is out of the lineup, I'm okay.
    Pfah.
    "Don't trust any statistics you did not fake yourself."--Winston Churchill

  9. #8
    CELEBRATION TIME RBA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    San Marcos, CA
    Posts
    13,983

    Re: Break Out the Brooms! Reds @ Astros Game Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
    As long as Rich is out of the lineup, I'm okay.
    Yup, that error RA made yesterday cost the Reds 2 runs. Luckily the Reds overcame that and scored more runs. It would of gotten ugly in here, if the Reds ended up losing that game due to errors by RA and EE. EE is young and has upside, RA is old and his days are numbered.

  10. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    2,317

    Re: Break Out the Brooms! Reds @ Astros Game Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by RBA
    Yup, that error RA made yesterday cost the Reds 2 runs. Luckily the Reds overcame that and scored more runs. It would of gotten ugly in here, if the Reds ended up losing that game due to errors by RA and EE. EE is young and has upside, RA is old and his days are numbered.
    B..b...b...but veteran leadership! RISP! (head explodes)

  11. #10
    Making sense of it all Matt700wlw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    26,507

    Re: Break Out the Brooms! Reds @ Astros Game Thread

    Just announced....Oswald is NOT starting...

    Fernado Neive (sp?) is!!

    Marty has the goo..
    Last edited by Matt700wlw; 06-04-2006 at 02:05 PM.

  12. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    1,192

    Re: Break Out the Brooms! Reds @ Astros Game Thread

    I thought the whole reason we got BP was because of some spring training home run off Oswalt. Now he's sitting today.

    EDIT: That explains it, Matt.

  13. #12
    Making sense of it all Matt700wlw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    26,507

    Re: Break Out the Brooms! Reds @ Astros Game Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by rdiersin
    I thought the whole reason we got BP was because of some spring training home run off Oswalt. Now he's sitting today.
    So is Oswalt.

  14. #13
    Worst Behavior. reds44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    25,279

    Re: Break Out the Brooms! Reds @ Astros Game Thread

    OSWALT IS NOT STARTING!!!!!

    wooooooooooo!
    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    Let's face it, you mis-hit the bun with the mustard squirter, no one will really care.

  15. #14
    Making sense of it all Matt700wlw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    26,507

    Re: Break Out the Brooms! Reds @ Astros Game Thread (No Oswalt)

    Alex Madrid, anyone?


  16. #15
    I hate the Cubs LoganBuck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    6,115

    Re: Break Out the Brooms! Reds @ Astros Game Thread (No Oswalt)

    Yippee!
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25