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    Re: 9/2/12 - Reds at Astros

    Quote Originally Posted by George Foster View Post
    We need to put the hammer down the next 2 weeks. Play our "a" team. You can rest players once we clinch
    I go back to Cincy for a couple weeks next Friday. Was hoping to have a chance to see them clinch while I'm there, but now it's looking like they may take care of that before I even get there!
    Is it "next season" yet?

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    Re: 9/2/12 - Reds at Astros

    Looks like I picked the right 2 games to go to this weekend. :O) I must say, I chose to go out the right way at Minute Maid. 2 wins this weekend and today I got my very first foul ball. Yea me! I gave it to the little kid next to me wearing reds gear. :O) Fun weekend.
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    Re: 9/2/12 - Reds at Astros

    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    Looks like I picked the right 2 games to go to this weekend. :O) I must say, I chose to go out the right way at Minute Maid. 2 wins this weekend and today I got my very first foul ball. Yea me! I gave it to the little kid next to me wearing reds gear. :O) Fun weekend.
    Souns like a great time! Congrats on the foul ball! Who hit it?

    How impressive was Bruce's HR in person?
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    Re: 9/2/12 - Reds at Astros

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey View Post
    Stubbs is the most-overrated defensive player EVER. Anyone else see him give up on that ball because he's afraid of the wall? Typical.
    No, sorry. I disagree. Are you forgetting that moronic Tal's Hill in center that he had to climb and negotiate before reaching the wall. The only way a centerfielder gets that ball is if he's had quite a bit of experience in that ballpark. I agree with you that he seems to shy away from the wall, but that play was all about that freaking hill.
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    Re: 9/2/12 - Reds at Astros

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus View Post
    Bud Norris has a 3.68 ERA at home in his career and 2.09 this year.
    Don't go throwing in facts Brutus. It's the Astros and everyone on the team must be a AAA hack.

    No, I'm not surprised that Norris and Harrell threw good games. Not at all. They've both thrown quite well in stretches this season. Norris' have all come at home I think though. Harrell's been pretty darned solid all year long.

    That being said, if we just put the ball in play against their defense, good things (and down-right funny things) will happen. The swing and misses just kill us sometimes.
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    Re: 9/2/12 - Reds at Astros

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsfaninMT View Post
    No, he's on first. Broxton is pitching.
    Nobody picked up on it? I liked it Montana. :O)
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    Re: 9/2/12 - Reds at Astros

    Quote Originally Posted by cincrazy View Post
    This game thread got a lot more quiet after the Reds took a lead.
    There was the same effect on the board when the Reds started to figure things out. Now the criticizing is so much nitpicking, so it rings hollow.

    A three run dinger made everything all right today. During the commercial, I was explaining to my father in law and sons how Bruce's success will depend on if the guy can get him to chase away, but that when Bruce has success against lefties, they usually leave it in and he turns on it.

    Of course, I let them know how smart I really am when it happened on the first pitch.
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    Re: 9/2/12 - Reds at Astros

    Quote Originally Posted by WebScorpion View Post
    Scott Moore, pinch hitting for Brandon Backe. and he struck him out.
    Brandon Barnes. Backe's been long gone. I don't think he's pitched since '09...anywhere.
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    Re: 9/2/12 - Reds at Astros

    Another in game tidbit. This is a little known fact. Before the game, they were promoting Fantasy Camp 2013, with lots of video of out of shape fat guys. I commented that those are the only 3X Reds uniforms known to man.

    So, before the Reds completed the deal with Broxton, they had one of the Arizona equipment guys check to make sure they had home, away, and Red jerseys in his size in stock for next year's camp. Must have had some 5X, I guess.
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    Re: 9/2/12 - Reds at Astros

    Quote Originally Posted by redhawkfish View Post
    Souns like a great time! Congrats on the foul ball! Who hit it?

    How impressive was Bruce's HR in person?
    It just sounded like a bomb off the bat. It got out of there in a hurry that's for sure. I'm not sure how Jay acts in GABP, but he has an absolute blast here in MM park. All of his friends and family taking up all of the RF seats (I mean just about ALL of them)...he's chatting it up with them all game long. Love seeing a grin on that kids face.

    As for the foul ball, it was one of the Astros hitters near the bottom of the order. Dominguez or Martinez, not sure. I see the Astros more than most here, and even I can't keep 'em straight. One hopper into the stands that I snagged with my glove. :O) I've been to close to 100 games I think, that's the first one I've ever even touched much less caught.

    Besides the early inning struggles to score, the most disappointing thing about today's game...somehow Arredondo got the win. The one guy who least deserved it. I hate that.
    Last edited by _Sir_Charles_; 09-02-2012 at 06:49 PM.
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    Re: 9/2/12 - Reds at Astros

    Updated Reds HR list (players in italics are active):

    Reds 100-Home Run Club
    1. Johnny Bench - 389
    2. Frank Robinson - 324
    3. Tony Perez - 287
    4. Adam Dunn - 270
    5. Ted Kluszewski - 251
    6. George Foster - 244
    7. Ken Griffey, Jr. - 210
    8. Eric Davis - 203
    9. Barry Larkin - 198
    10. Vada Pinson - 186
    11. Wally Post - 172
    12. Gus Bell - 160
    13. Joe Morgan - 152
    13. Pete Rose - 152
    15. Lee May - 147
    16. Brandon Phillips - 139
    17. Dan Driessen - 133
    17. Joey Votto - 133
    19. Jay Bruce - 129
    20. Reggie Sanders - 125
    21. Ernie Lombardi - 120
    22. Sean Casey - 118
    23. Frank McCormick - 110
    24. Dave Parker - 107
    25. Chris Sabo - 104
    26. Dave Concepcion - 101
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    Re: 9/2/12 - Reds at Astros

    Votto better get back quick just so Bruce doesn't catch him.
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