I am worried about this series. At the end of the broadcast Sunday it was mentioned Goerge Grande would be doing this series. I doesn't seem like he has announced a winning Reds game this season.
Reds Fan Since 1971
I can't figure this out. With five announcers (Thom, Marty, Chris, The Cowboy, and Kelch), where is there room for George and why? I listened to Charlie Steiner call the Dodger-Pirates game last night and parts of the White Sox game on TV. IN both cases, the announcer was a homer, but professional. George is, at best, a baseball fan, who gives credit for the opposition's great feats. Something I do not want to hear when I'm rooting for the Reds, I guess the ownership likes him, but I'd just as soon he went away to the retirement home, which is what I thought was going to happen. Yes, we have Marty, but not so much anymore, but there hasn't been a time he wasn't rooting for the Reds. Just like Vince Scully, you know who's side Marty is on. I never know with George...
"You only have to bat a thousand in two things; flying and heart transplants. Everything else you can go 4-for-5."
I really wish they would retroactively DL Rolen. Going without a player for a few days is one thing, but going shorthanded when you are already running with a skeleton crew is tough. The Reds like to let a guy linger day-to-day long enough that they would almost be done with a DL stint when they are ready to return.
...the 2-2 to Woodsen and here it comes...and it is swung on and missed! And Tom Browning has pitched a perfect game! Twenty-seven outs in a row, and he is being mobbed by his teammates, just to the thirdbase side of the mound.
I doubt Rolen will be out much longer. If they expect him to be out much more, I do think the Reds would have DL'd him. Maybe he can pinch hit tonight.
Henry Rodriguez has been slumping at AAA, I don't know the Reds have a natural replacement for third base. They could add a first baseman and play Frazier at third. Reds may prefer Valdez at third because of defense.
With RADickey tomorrow, Reds certainly could use this first game. Third game they face rookie Harvey, good stuff, mixed results so far. Lot of Ks, lot of walks.
For tomorrow, against Dickey, I'd guess Xavier Paul will play for Ludwick; as will Cairo instead of Valdez. I'd also guess Stubbs will sit for Heisey.
Last edited by Kc61; 08-14-2012 at 04:01 PM.
Meet your Mets:
1. Ruben Tejada (R) SS
2. Mike Baxter (L) RF
3. David Wright (R) 3B
4. Ike Davis (L) 1B
5. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
6. Jordany Valdespin (L) LF
7. Andres Torres (S) CF
8. Josh Thole (L) C
9. Chris Young (R) P
Reds Fan Since 1971
Mets with a lefty hitting team, that should help Homer B on Thursday, Homer has been excellent against lefties this year.
Last edited by Kc61; 08-14-2012 at 05:07 PM.
"It's still a long way to the top if we want to rock'n'roll, but at least they dumped the tuba player."
Tejada grounds out to 3rd.
Baxter fiies out to left.
Wright strikes out swinging. 0-0 mid 1st.