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    Astros Game 1 Thoughts

    W 2-1

    Great outing by Matt Belisle. 7.2 IP, 1 R, W
    Stormy made it interesting, but got the save.
    Dunn with a sac fly.
    Hatte with the GW RBI.
    Gonzalez stubleded on the DP, but turned it.

    2 Ws in a row, and a good pitching matchup tomorrow. A winning streak maybe?

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    I'll take an ugly win every time from here on out if I have to.

    Weathers definitely has a thing for making me sweat bullets when he's closing games out

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    Quote Originally Posted by HumnHilghtFreel View Post
    Weathers definitely has a thing for making me sweat bullets when he's closing games out
    Phillips didn't exactly help him though. I can't be too tough on Weathers. He's done a pretty good job considering he is being used in a role that is not suited for him.

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    Re: Astros Game 1 Thoughts

    Forgot to mention Norris Hopper. 3-4 tonight. Nice job filling in for Freel..

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    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    Forgot to mention Norris Hopper. 3-4 tonight. Nice job filling in for Freel..
    He even misplayed a ball by being overaggressive and got caught stealing, you'da thunk it was Ryan out there

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    Quote Originally Posted by HumnHilghtFreel View Post
    He even misplayed a ball by being overaggressive and got caught stealing, you'da thunk it was Ryan out there
    We should make that our new thing. We don't have a SS legacy anymore. We could have a "journeyman-OF-turned-hustler-utilityman" legacy. That is, if N-Hop can start strollin' as much as Freel does (uh...BB that is.)
    I hope it's never sunny in Philly again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HumnHilghtFreel View Post
    He even misplayed a ball by being overaggressive and got caught stealing, you'da thunk it was Ryan out there
    I thought it was a hit and run that Hatt messed up on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Screwball View Post
    I thought it was a hit and run that Hatt messed up on?
    I didn't see the play, but I was being sarcastic anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    Forgot to mention Norris Hopper. 3-4 tonight. Nice job filling in for Freel..
    I'm starting to like this kid, although these guys playing CF need to be a little more careful when deciding to dive for flyballs. When a CF decides to dive for a ball he's coming in on, he better be darn sure he's going to get it, especially with runners on base. Glad he didn't give up and got back quick enough to throw out the runner at home, but if he had held up and caught it on the hop the runner would not have scored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    Glad he didn't give up and got back quick enough to throw out the runner at home, but if he had held up and caught it on the hop the runner would not have scored.
    I take that back, Biggio was on second so he probably would have scored anyway. But it doesn't change the fact that Hopper has to be more selective when diving for balls coming in while playing CF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    Forgot to mention Norris Hopper. 3-4 tonight. Nice job filling in for Freel..
    Ryan who? You make the most of that chance Norris! Freel's a better utility man anyway.

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    Yeah, that air-tight defense up the middle certainy looked sure-handed in the ninth inning. Granted that was a tough play for BP, but I expect him to make it. Gonzales shoud have turned that without batting an eye. I don't blame Stormy for anyone's sweat bullets tonight.

    Weathers pitched around Loretta to get the force. I thought he pitched wisely to Berkman given his dominance of Reds pitching, although a walk was not really the desired outcome. Weathers "called his shot" before delivering ihs first pitch to Lee. You could see him mouthing "Double play. Double play." Maybe he was praying...
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    Re: Astros Game 1 Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by Cant Touch This View Post
    Gonzales shoud have turned that without batting an eye.
    That was a tough play by Gonzo. Did you see how far he went to his left to come up with that ball? It was hit fairly sharp up the middle and he was at DP depth. Great play by Gonzo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastkyred View Post
    That was a tough play by Gonzo. Did you see how far he went to his left to come up with that ball? It was hit fairly sharp up the middle and he was at DP depth. Great play by Gonzo.
    Actually the play Gonzo made was a damn good one. If you looked at it he basically made sure he got his body in front of the ball to keep it in the infield first. He know that he had Lee running who may be the slowest player in all of baseball. I only caught the end of the game but it seemed like a nice game for the reds to win. One that management thought the reds would win more of this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    Actually the play Gonzo made was a damn good one. If you looked at it he basically made sure he got his body in front of the ball to keep it in the infield first. He know that he had Lee running who may be the slowest player in all of baseball. I only caught the end of the game but it seemed like a nice game for the reds to win. One that management thought the reds would win more of this year.
    Nice play by Gonzo....a very tough ball to get to and make the turn. He stumbled a tick, but regardless made the play. However...wow is Lee slow. I thought for sure the game was tied.


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