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cumberlandreds
04-04-2013, 11:01 AM
Lineups out early courtesy of baseballpress.com. I'm surprised Hanigan is starting today. Have at it.


1. Shin-Soo Choo (L) CF
2. Chris Heisey (R) LF
3. Joey Votto (L) 1B
4. Brandon Phillips (R) 2B
5. Jay Bruce (L) RF
6. Todd Frazier (R) 3B
7. Zack Cozart (R) SS
8. Ryan Hanigan (R) C
9. Bronson Arroyo (R) P

redsmetz
04-04-2013, 11:09 AM
Per Jamie Ramsey, today's game is the Reds 20,000th game. That's a lot of game threads!

Just a quibble too - it's actually a "Business Day" special.

cumberlandreds
04-04-2013, 11:27 AM
Per Jamie Ramsey, today's game is the Reds 20,000th game. That's a lot of game threads!

Just a quibble too - it's actually a "Business Day" special.

Changed it. Guess we need to stay PC. :) I'm sure the first game thread criticized manager Wright's lineup that day too.

Grouse
04-04-2013, 11:38 AM
I can't remember, does Bronson like or dislike picthing day games? I know its one or the other.

cumberlandreds
04-04-2013, 11:38 AM
Angels lineup. Same as first two games except for catcher and pitcher.

1. Mike Trout (R) CF
2. Erick Aybar (S) SS
3. Albert Pujols (R) 1B
4. Josh Hamilton (L) RF
5. Mark Trumbo (R) LF
6. Howard Kendrick (R) 2B
7. Alberto Callaspo (S) 3B
8. Hank Conger (S) C
9. Joe Blanton (R) P

cumberlandreds
04-04-2013, 11:39 AM
I can't remember, does Bronson like or dislike picthing day games? I know its one or the other.

Dislikes. But it seems he pitches well on day games. I don't think he likes getting up before noon. :)

paulrichjr
04-04-2013, 11:40 AM
OK so I want to apologize now. My 18 year old son along with 3 other 18 years olds from his baseball team left out last night after their game to go to today and tomorrow's game in Cincy. They are sitting in the Club section today so they can have "all you can eat." I assume the Reds will lose a lot of money today because of this and will probably not be able to make some moves toward the end of the season because of their extreme financial losses at today's game.

http://instagram.com/p/XqmYpVLdOD/#

texasdave
04-04-2013, 11:48 AM
I can't remember, does Bronson like or dislike picthing day games? I know its one or the other.

His numbers are pretty close either way:

Day - .264/.318/.437/.755
Night - .265/.325/.435/.761

Aside from Albert Pujols he hasn't any of these batters an awful lot. I would think that would be advantage Bronson. He has been relatively successful against Pujols. In 89 PA, Pujols has 'only' an .877 OPS.

Only three Reds have face Blanton 10 or more times: Votto - .875, Phillips - .765 and Bruce - .533.

Todd Gack
04-04-2013, 12:43 PM
Joe Blanton vs Reds:

Choo: 0-3, 2k's
Heisey: 1-5, 1bb, 1k
Votto: 3-8, 2bb
Phillips: 4-17, 1HR, 3rbi, 4k
Bruce: 2-10, 2bb, 2K's
Frazier: 1st appearance
Coazart: 0-3, 2k
Hanigan: 1-3, 1bb
Arroyo: 1-2, 1rbi

VR
04-04-2013, 01:27 PM
I think his problems used to be pitching Sunday day games.....(usually after a long Saturday night of jamming)

GAC
04-04-2013, 01:31 PM
I hate Business Day Specials because that means the game ain't televised.

That's OK... gonna go play golf instead

GO REDS!!!!!

GAC
04-04-2013, 01:32 PM
Hanigan gets no respect from Dusty. He should be batting second IMO.

cumberlandreds
04-04-2013, 01:33 PM
I hate Business Day Specials because that means the game ain't televised.

That's OK... gonna go play golf instead

GO REDS!!!!!

Cancel your golf. It is on FSO.

GAC
04-04-2013, 01:34 PM
Cancel your golf. It is on FSO.

OH MAN!!!!!

Well... I can do both. Thank god my buddy has an I-Phone. LOL

cumberlandreds
04-04-2013, 01:35 PM
OH MAN!!!!!

Well... I can do both. Thank god my buddy has an I-Phone. LOL


:thumbup:

GAC
04-04-2013, 01:36 PM
Our tee time ain't for another 90 minutes LOL

GAC
04-04-2013, 01:37 PM
Does Bronson throw a sinking or stinking fastball? LOL

coachpipe
04-04-2013, 01:45 PM
Looks like mez is going to be riding the pine the majority of the year again

ThatPitchIsDunn
04-04-2013, 01:45 PM
Little bit of bite on that one. Nice pitch BA.

GAC
04-04-2013, 01:46 PM
Bronson Ks Hamilton, with a guy on 3B, to end the inning. Reds coming to bat, bottom of the 1st

redhawkfish
04-04-2013, 01:46 PM
Our tee time ain't for another 90 minutes LOL

Geez! Golf during a Reds game! Sacrilege!:D

GAC
04-04-2013, 01:48 PM
CHOOOOOOO!

Hr

1-0 Reds

VR
04-04-2013, 01:48 PM
Makes Trout, Pujols, and Hamilton look confused out there. He's quite the pitcher.

TheBurn
04-04-2013, 01:48 PM
Choo! :clap:

ThatPitchIsDunn
04-04-2013, 01:48 PM
CHOO CHOO! Get off the tracks Blanton - Shin-Soo's comin through!

Maker_84
04-04-2013, 01:48 PM
chooooooooooo

CySeymour
04-04-2013, 01:48 PM
Looks like mez is going to be riding the pine the majority of the year again

I was expecting Mes to catch today, too. Wonder if he'll get to catch Homer tomorrow.

757690
04-04-2013, 01:48 PM
Shin Soo Choo with a rally killer

texasdave
04-04-2013, 01:49 PM
Boom! Payback for getting hit in the back last night.

Maker_84
04-04-2013, 01:49 PM
damn it feels great to have a leadoff hitter and one with power is a bonus

CySeymour
04-04-2013, 01:49 PM
Choo!!! :beerme:

757690
04-04-2013, 01:49 PM
I was expecting Mes to catch today, too. Wonder if he'll get to catch Homer tomorrow.

I doubt Mes will catch Arroyo that much this season.

Brisco
04-04-2013, 01:49 PM
CHOOOOOOO!

Hr

1-0 Reds

Isn't he supposed to be on base for Votto? He should have stopped at 3B... Going home was just selfish! :D

GAC
04-04-2013, 01:50 PM
I was expecting Mes to catch today, too. Wonder if he'll get to catch Homer tomorrow.

Doesn't Bronson prefer Hanigan?

VR
04-04-2013, 01:50 PM
Isn't he supposed to be on base for Votto? He should have stopped at 3B... Going home was just selfish! :D

More terrible managing by Dusty.

texasdave
04-04-2013, 01:50 PM
I was expecting Mes to catch today, too. Wonder if he'll get to catch Homer tomorrow.

In ST Kelch and Cowboy speculated that Mes would get Bailey and Leake. Ah, now I see what you are getting at. Day game after a night game.

CySeymour
04-04-2013, 01:51 PM
Doesn't Bronson prefer Hanigan?

lol no idea, I can't keep up with that.

Brisco
04-04-2013, 01:52 PM
Ball hit hard by Heisey,but caught.

GAC
04-04-2013, 01:52 PM
BP dbls

TheBurn
04-04-2013, 01:52 PM
Brandon with a 2B

757690
04-04-2013, 01:53 PM
If Pujols wasn't so old and slow in the ninth last night, Votto would be hitless this year.

CySeymour
04-04-2013, 01:53 PM
DatDoublesDude

ThatPitchIsDunn
04-04-2013, 01:53 PM
Is Blanton good? I always feel like he's gotten tons of run support wherever he pitches.

Caveat Emperor
04-04-2013, 01:54 PM
I become more and more convinced every day that Walt needs to be Walt one more time and find a way to extend Choo for a couple more seasons.

Kc61
04-04-2013, 01:54 PM
Choo and Votto are some combination. Wow. Would love to see the Reds sign Choo and add a right handed hitter of similar hitting talent.

Against righties, Choo is really something.

VR
04-04-2013, 01:55 PM
Funny game. Heisey and Bruce hit it on the screws for outs....Phillips gets fooled and gets a double.

texasdave
04-04-2013, 01:55 PM
Some hard-hit balls but just one runner crosses the plate.

Brisco
04-04-2013, 01:55 PM
Votto looked slow running to first... The ball was not hit hard, play should have closer. Is he being conservative in the cold weather?

TheBurn
04-04-2013, 01:58 PM
Nasty BA :laugh:

Chip R
04-04-2013, 01:59 PM
I doubt Mes will catch Arroyo that much this season.

Yeah. If anyone but Bronson were pitching today, I think we'd see Mes since it's a day game after a night game.

ThatPitchIsDunn
04-04-2013, 01:59 PM
Spin spin sugar. Bronson's pitches doin some dancin today.

WildcatFan
04-04-2013, 02:03 PM
Late to the party, but I would like to point out that so far in 2013, every Reds pitcher had begun the game by striking out Mike Trout.

ThatPitchIsDunn
04-04-2013, 02:04 PM
Late to the party, but I would like to point out that so far in 2013, every Reds pitcher had begun the game by striking out Mike Trout.

Pretty eye-opening indeed. He's got 5 K in 12 AB.

TheBurn
04-04-2013, 02:08 PM
Frazier joins the party! :clap:

WildcatFan
04-04-2013, 02:08 PM
Deep goes Frazier!!!

Brisco
04-04-2013, 02:08 PM
Out goes Frazier!

ThatPitchIsDunn
04-04-2013, 02:09 PM
THROWBAT!!

Brisco
04-04-2013, 02:09 PM
Looks like Blanton should have learned from Bailey and kept the extra weight.

Reds
04-04-2013, 02:11 PM
Frazier making my afternoon a happy one! day off work + reds = nice

Brisco
04-04-2013, 02:12 PM
Only Votto and Hannigan of the first 8 did not get a hit or hit the ball hard the first time through.

texasdave
04-04-2013, 02:13 PM
Leadoff home runs are contagious.

Caveman Techie
04-04-2013, 02:15 PM
Leadoff home runs are contagious.

Just got to hope it doesn't spread to the other dugout. :)

TheBurn
04-04-2013, 02:16 PM
Nice play Frazier... having a good day!

PuffyPig
04-04-2013, 02:16 PM
If Pujols wasn't so old and slow in the ninth last night, Votto would be hitless this year.

I don't think Votto needs to apolgize to anyone for that hit last night.

redsmetz
04-04-2013, 02:16 PM
Late to the party, but I would like to point out that so far in 2013, every Reds pitcher had begun the game by striking out Mike Trout.

I was going to mention that each threw a strike on the 1st pitch, hadn't realized Trout had K'd each time.

Brisco
04-04-2013, 02:17 PM
Nice leather and arm for Todd

texasdave
04-04-2013, 02:18 PM
I still have to pinch myself every once in awhile to see if I am dreaming or not. The Reds have excellent pitching.

TheBurn
04-04-2013, 02:19 PM
Man... look at BP all the way out by third to get that ball and save a run.

TheBurn
04-04-2013, 02:20 PM
Did Hanny drop the ball? :(

texasdave
04-04-2013, 02:20 PM
Hey, Erick, I was just kidding last night when I said you had no stick. You can cut it out now.

Brisco
04-04-2013, 02:20 PM
I still have to pinch myself every once in awhile to see if I am dreaming or not. The Reds have excellent pitching.

Ummm.... No jinxing on the game thread!

Three straight hits after this post.

Great throw by choo.

ThatPitchIsDunn
04-04-2013, 02:21 PM
Did Hanny drop the ball? :(

Never tagged him. Yeesh.

Don't see an oopsie like that from Hanigan much.

757690
04-04-2013, 02:21 PM
Wow, CB Buckner is not good at his job.

Mitri
04-04-2013, 02:22 PM
It was the right call. Great throw by Choo but Hanigan whiffed on the tag.

Redeye fly
04-04-2013, 02:22 PM
Wow, CB Buckner is not good at his job.

Actually, it was the right call. The throw was there but the tag wasn't.

Reds
04-04-2013, 02:23 PM
you have to get that tag in there

Redeye fly
04-04-2013, 02:24 PM
Although it did take him forever to make any call. Hamilton probably could have almost crossed the plate by the time Pujols was called safe.:p

757690
04-04-2013, 02:24 PM
Never tagged him. Yeesh.

Don't see an oopsie like that from Hanigan much.

Hard to tell if he tagged him, but if he didn't, Pujols never touched home, and Hanigan tagged him afterwards.

Kc61
04-04-2013, 02:24 PM
Reds have been fortunate with the Trout, Pujols, Hamilton part of the order. Not that time.

On the replay, I thought Hanigan made the tag, but I guess I'm wrong so many of you see it otherwise.

Need runs today.

OGB
04-04-2013, 02:24 PM
I'm at the game. That throw beat him by eight feet. Was it a bad call, or did Hanigan make an awful tag?

malcontent
04-04-2013, 02:25 PM
But did Pujols' foot ever touch the plate?

Reds
04-04-2013, 02:25 PM
Looked like hanigan got twisted, whiffed on the tag, and albery touched the plate. interesting play

757690
04-04-2013, 02:26 PM
Reds have been fortunate with the Trout, Pujols, Hamilton part of the order. Not that time.

On the replay, I thought Hanigan made the tag, but I guess I'm wrong so many of you see it otherwise.

Need runs today.

I'm watching the Angels broadcast, and they clearly showed on a reply that Hanigan did tag him. They think it was a bad call and Pujols was out.

Brisco
04-04-2013, 02:28 PM
Calling a Votto double

TheBurn
04-04-2013, 02:28 PM
Votto walks again

Brisco
04-04-2013, 02:29 PM
Calling a Votto double

Or a walk. :p

Brisco
04-04-2013, 02:29 PM
BP will not hit into a dp. :)

leeech86
04-04-2013, 02:29 PM
I'm calling a BP home run!

powersackers
04-04-2013, 02:30 PM
I'm at the game. That throw beat him by eight feet. Was it a bad call, or did Hanigan make an awful tag?

Albert's pants clearly move on the tag. Call was wrong.

cincrazy
04-04-2013, 02:30 PM
Some of these strike zones on Gameday look ridiculous. What's it look like on TV?

texasdave
04-04-2013, 02:31 PM
Look at all the people sitting behind with sunglasses on, hoping not to be seen at the game. :D

Brisco
04-04-2013, 02:31 PM
Some of these strike zones on Gameday look ridiculous. What's it look like on TV?

Bottom part of the zone is very inconsistent.

TheBurn
04-04-2013, 02:31 PM
BP with a hit moves Votto to 3rd

757690
04-04-2013, 02:32 PM
Albert's pants clearly move on the tag. Call was wrong.

So either Hanigan tagged him, or Albert was just happy to see him ;)

Kc61
04-04-2013, 02:32 PM
Bruce should just tatoo this pitcher at home. C'mon, Jay.

texasdave
04-04-2013, 02:32 PM
Billy Hatcher looking a little rounder every season.

ThatPitchIsDunn
04-04-2013, 02:32 PM
Jay's 8th at-bat this season with RISP.

leeech86
04-04-2013, 02:32 PM
Do something Bruce! You're due.

50YrRedsFan
04-04-2013, 02:32 PM
Time for Bruce to step up

757690
04-04-2013, 02:33 PM
Actually, it was the right call. The throw was there but the tag wasn't.

Even if it was the right call, my statement is still true ;)

cincrazy
04-04-2013, 02:34 PM
Any pitcher that would ever throw Bruce something other than soft stuff away is an idiot.

TheBurn
04-04-2013, 02:36 PM
Bruce strikes out

texasdave
04-04-2013, 02:36 PM
Geez.

ThatPitchIsDunn
04-04-2013, 02:36 PM
Thom, your disappointing tone is mutual. Is it June yet for Jay?

Brisco
04-04-2013, 02:36 PM
Bruce strikes out

Late on the high heat.

Stray
04-04-2013, 02:36 PM
Bruce just stranded his 999th and 1000th runner of the season, nice.

50YrRedsFan
04-04-2013, 02:37 PM
Should Frazier be hitting 5th and Bruce 6th?

Redeye fly
04-04-2013, 02:37 PM
Any pitcher that would ever throw Bruce something other than soft stuff away is an idiot.

Well, he actually struck him out on a fastball away.

Maybe right now any pitcher that gives up an RBI hit to Bruce is an idiot.

Kc61
04-04-2013, 02:37 PM
If the Reds lose today, I sense a 12-page thread about whether Bruce is any good.

BUTLER REDSFAN
04-04-2013, 02:37 PM
Bruce just stranded his 999th and 1000th runner of the season, nice.

Was just getting ready to ask how many runners has he stranded already in 2+ games...wow

VR
04-04-2013, 02:38 PM
Should Frazier be hitting 5th and Bruce 6th?

Only with runners on.

cincrazy
04-04-2013, 02:38 PM
Well, he actually struck him out on a fastball away.

Maybe right now any pitcher that gives up an RBI hit to Bruce is an idiot.

Saw that. Got ahead of him with slow stuff and blew him away with the heat. Bruce seems incapable of handling ANYTHING away at this point.

malcontent
04-04-2013, 02:38 PM
Late on the high heat.
90-mph cheese unhittable.

Bruce needs a Votto brain transplant.

wvreds
04-04-2013, 02:39 PM
same old Bruce

OesterPoster
04-04-2013, 02:40 PM
same old Bruce

If the "same old Bruce" drives in 99 runs this year, I'm okay with that. You aren't?

mrherd05
04-04-2013, 02:41 PM
where are these pitches missing

kbrake
04-04-2013, 02:41 PM
90-mph cheese unhittable.

Bruce needs a Votto brain transplant.

I think Bruce needs people to quit expecting Joey Votto from him. He's definitely struggling but he's still a very good baseball player.

cincrazy
04-04-2013, 02:41 PM
where are these pitches missing

He's going to drive in 99 runs purely by default. Runners are always on base for him. It's perfectly reasonable for him to suck in the majority of those at bats and still drive in a lot of runs.

50YrRedsFan
04-04-2013, 02:42 PM
where are these pitches missing

Bucknor lousy, inconsistent

mrherd05
04-04-2013, 02:42 PM
90-mph cheese unhittable.

Bruce needs a Votto brain transplant.


A 90mph fastball after three slow moving breaking pitches appears to be a lot faster than just 90, dont you listen to Chris Welsh.

Brisco
04-04-2013, 02:43 PM
90-mph cheese unhittable.

Bruce needs a Votto brain transplant.

Actually, I think that is the issue. Bruce is trying to bat like Votto.

Votto is very cerebral... He try's to out think the pitcher. He analyzes everything and decides what pitch is coming before the windup.

Bruce is an instinctual hitter, hitting his best when he isn't thinking, only reacting.

In that last at bat, it sure looked like he was trying to guess on every pitch. He was sitting on breaking ball away that last pitch and could not catch the heat.

Brisco
04-04-2013, 02:48 PM
Actually, I think that is the issue. Bruce is trying to bat like Votto.

Votto is very cerebral... He try's to out think the pitcher. He analyzes everything and decides what pitch is coming before the windup.

Bruce is an instinctual hitter, hitting his best when he isn't thinking, only reacting.

In that last at bat, it sure looked like he was trying to guess on every pitch. He was sitting on breaking ball away that last pitch and could not catch the heat.

Lots of hitters try to guess, but with Votto it's more of an educated hypothesis, but also his quick, condensed swing that allows him to foul off pitches when he guesses wrong. Bruce is simply not equipped for this approach.

TheBurn
04-04-2013, 02:48 PM
Frazier all the way to 3rd !!!
En fuego... :clap:

ThatPitchIsDunn
04-04-2013, 02:48 PM
Home run?

Brisco
04-04-2013, 02:48 PM
One foot from Hr number two.

texasdave
04-04-2013, 02:48 PM
Just missed another leadoff homer.

Mutaman
04-04-2013, 02:49 PM
Daren Baker in the house. WE always win when he's around.

50YrRedsFan
04-04-2013, 02:49 PM
Yeah, I think it's time to move Frazier up to 5th and move Bruce down in the lineup.

ThatPitchIsDunn
04-04-2013, 02:49 PM
Juuuust missed. Ok Cozy, make some contact here.

Brisco
04-04-2013, 02:50 PM
I am ok with it not getting out... Cozart has a great chance for the RBI here and he needs something to get him going.

Brisco
04-04-2013, 02:53 PM
Never mind.

redsfaninbsg
04-04-2013, 02:53 PM
I am ok with it not getting out... Cozart has a great chance for the RBI here and he needs something to get him going.

HR> 2B and error everyday of the week.

texasdave
04-04-2013, 02:54 PM
People say move the runner to third. No problem to get him in without a hit. It really isn't all that easy though.

redsmetz
04-04-2013, 02:54 PM
HR> 2B and error everyday of the week.

Bird in hand and all that...

TheBurn
04-04-2013, 02:55 PM
Bad throw by Hamilton. Reds up 3-2

texasdave
04-04-2013, 02:55 PM
Thank you, Josh.

The DARK
04-04-2013, 02:56 PM
Hanny gets the job done with a sac fly. 3-2 Redlegs.

50YrRedsFan
04-04-2013, 02:56 PM
When Hanigan is in the lineup, I'd bat him ahead of Cozart.

Brisco
04-04-2013, 02:56 PM
Hanigan delivers. Hamilton is not season ready. He looks like he could have used another week of spring training.

texasdave
04-04-2013, 02:56 PM
Hanny got the job done. I think if that throw is to the plate, Frazier is out. We will take it though.

Brisco
04-04-2013, 03:00 PM
Hanny got the job done. I think if that throw is to the plate, Frazier is out. We will take it though.

Watching the replay a few times, disagree. I thought you were right at first cause the throw arrived in time, but the I saw that Frazier pulled up after catcher moved off the plate. If he hadn't, ball and runner would have arrived bang bang. No time to get the tag over.

Kc61
04-04-2013, 03:01 PM
Big inning for Arroyo here with top of the Angels order up.

Brisco
04-04-2013, 03:01 PM
Big inning for Arroyo here with top of the Angels order up.

Not a great start.

texasdave
04-04-2013, 03:02 PM
Hanigan against Trout. Stay tuned.

texasdave
04-04-2013, 03:03 PM
Watching the replay a few times, disagree. I thought you were right at first cause the throw arrived in time, but the I saw that Frazier pulled up after catcher moved off the plate. If he hadn't, ball and runner would have arrived bang bang. No time to get the tag over.

That's the kind of play that gets somebody hurt. When the ball and the runner get there at the same time.

Brisco
04-04-2013, 03:03 PM
Hanigan against Trout. Stay tuned.

Advantage trout with BAs slow delivery on the curve... Aybar should be sitting on fastball.

TheBurn
04-04-2013, 03:04 PM
oh man that one got through... men on the corners, no out

50YrRedsFan
04-04-2013, 03:04 PM
Big trouble now

TheBurn
04-04-2013, 03:04 PM
Pujols SF... 3-3

texasdave
04-04-2013, 03:05 PM
Pujols could be 80 years old and go up there with a walker and he would scare me.

kaldaniels
04-04-2013, 03:05 PM
Arroyo is great at damage control. He knows the big picture.

50YrRedsFan
04-04-2013, 03:05 PM
Didn't take long to lose the lead.

Tadasimha
04-04-2013, 03:05 PM
Pujols runs like an OLD ball player

50YrRedsFan
04-04-2013, 03:07 PM
Looks like the Angels hitters are getting zoned in to Arroyo.....

TheBurn
04-04-2013, 03:08 PM
Bronson with the Hamilton K *phew*

ThatPitchIsDunn
04-04-2013, 03:08 PM
Hamilton is an otherworldly talent, but he will chase some BAD pitches.

50YrRedsFan
04-04-2013, 03:08 PM
That ball moved a lot

Brisco
04-04-2013, 03:09 PM
BA shook off Hanny to get to the K pitch on Hamilton.

TheBurn
04-04-2013, 03:10 PM
Check out this lil' nugget via Reds twitter:

The 32 strikeouts by Reds pitchers tie the club record for the first 3 games of a season (1990 at Hou, 13k, 11k, 8k). #Elias

marcshoe
04-04-2013, 03:11 PM
Check out this lil' nugget via Reds twitter:

The 32 strikeouts by Reds pitchers tie the club record for the first 3 games of a season (1990 at Hou, 13k, 11k, 8k). #Elias

I don't mind repeating things that were done in 1990.

TheBurn
04-04-2013, 03:12 PM
I don't mind repeating things that were done in 1990. :thumbup: :beerme:

Tadasimha
04-04-2013, 03:12 PM
Nicely done - could have been a much bigger inning

OesterPoster
04-04-2013, 03:12 PM
Nice recovery by Arroyo there.

dubc47834
04-04-2013, 03:13 PM
Time for a big inning here fellas.

texasdave
04-04-2013, 03:13 PM
I don't mind repeating things that were done in 1990.

First Opening Day extra-inning game since 1990. That has probably already been mentioned.

50YrRedsFan
04-04-2013, 03:15 PM
Check out this lil' nugget via Reds twitter:

The 32 strikeouts by Reds pitchers tie the club record for the first 3 games of a season (1990 at Hou, 13k, 11k, 8k). #Elias

Astros hitters have already struck out 43 times in 93 at bats in 3 games this year

cumberlandreds
04-04-2013, 03:15 PM
What welcome breathe of fresh air Choo is to the leadoff spot.

dubc47834
04-04-2013, 03:15 PM
CHOOOOOOOOOO

UCBrownsfan
04-04-2013, 03:16 PM
Long term Choo now Walt!!!

M2
04-04-2013, 03:16 PM
Man, three games in and Choo is already putting on a clinic for what a quality leadoff hitter can do for a ballclub.

50YrRedsFan
04-04-2013, 03:17 PM
What welcome breathe of fresh air Choo is to the leadoff spot.

Does Choo already have as many hits as our lead off position did last year?:laugh:

OesterPoster
04-04-2013, 03:17 PM
Hi-C!!!

Tadasimha
04-04-2013, 03:17 PM
BOOMSTICK!

ThatPitchIsDunn
04-04-2013, 03:17 PM
I like my Hi-C spiked with a little JACK!

texasdave
04-04-2013, 03:17 PM
I love me some Hi-C.

cumberlandreds
04-04-2013, 03:17 PM
HEISEY!!!!

durl
04-04-2013, 03:17 PM
Nice job by the sub. :)

OldRightHander
04-04-2013, 03:18 PM
That was a hanger there.

cumberlandreds
04-04-2013, 03:18 PM
Does Choo already have as many hits as our lead off position did last year?:laugh:

Would not doubt it. :)

dubc47834
04-04-2013, 03:18 PM
I like my Hi-C spiked with a little JACK!

AWESOME!!!

UCBrownsfan
04-04-2013, 03:18 PM
We score 2 and they still have to face Votto-Phillips-Bruce

Tom Servo
04-04-2013, 03:18 PM
Hi-C :jump:

90reds
04-04-2013, 03:18 PM
I'm sick of Votto coming up with the bases empty today :)

OesterPoster
04-04-2013, 03:18 PM
So obviously...everyone needs to get drilled in the nose with a baseball. Line 'em up.

The Operator
04-04-2013, 03:18 PM
http://productnutrition.thecoca-colacompany.com/images/packagings/Hi-C%20Flashin%20Fruit%20Pnch%20200%20ml.jpg

50YrRedsFan
04-04-2013, 03:19 PM
Heisey looked more relaxed on that AB. He didn't try to kill the pitch.

Brisco
04-04-2013, 03:20 PM
Once against Choo and Heisey fail to give Votto base runners. :)

dubc47834
04-04-2013, 03:20 PM
Once against Choo and Heisey fail to give Votto base runners. :)

DFA them...lol

Tadasimha
04-04-2013, 03:20 PM
Once against Choo and Heisey fail to give Votto base runners. :)

:jump:

LOL

M2
04-04-2013, 03:21 PM
The very cool thing about this series is that the Angels are a quality team and the Reds are giving as good as they're getting. The team really is playing like it expects big things this year and that it's ready to take on all-comers.

Seriously loving the way the Reds have burst out of the gates.

50YrRedsFan
04-04-2013, 03:22 PM
Hamilton's ears must be cold

Brisco
04-04-2013, 03:22 PM
Wanna bet Bruce gets a hit now that bases are empty?

Tadasimha
04-04-2013, 03:23 PM
Strike 2 was way below the knees

50YrRedsFan
04-04-2013, 03:24 PM
Bruce is just lost right now

dubc47834
04-04-2013, 03:24 PM
GO FIGURE...I have been a huge Jay Bruce supporter, but he is making it hard so far!!!

Tom Servo
04-04-2013, 03:24 PM
Bruce has looked better.

redsfaninbsg
04-04-2013, 03:25 PM
Just chiming in to say that Pete Rose is still making money on TV commercials and that if the Reds win this series with essentially no offensive output from Votto and Bruce, it can't be a bad thing.

malcontent
04-04-2013, 03:25 PM
Actually, I think that is the issue. Bruce is trying to bat like Votto.

Votto is very cerebral... He try's to out think the pitcher. He analyzes everything and decides what pitch is coming before the windup.

Bruce is an instinctual hitter, hitting his best when he isn't thinking, only reacting.

In that last at bat, it sure looked like he was trying to guess on every pitch. He was sitting on breaking ball away that last pitch and could not catch the heat.
Makes sense.

texasdave
04-04-2013, 03:25 PM
Just chiming in to say that Pete Rose is still making money on TV commercials and that if the Reds win this series with essentially no offensive output from Votto and Bruce, it can't be a bad thing.

And no Ryan Ludwick.

50YrRedsFan
04-04-2013, 03:26 PM
They need to bring in a personal hitting coach for Bruce to get him right. It's obvious Jacoby isn't doing anything for him.

MikeS21
04-04-2013, 03:26 PM
Bruce has looked better.
I'm wondering if we can get Stubbs back and send the Indians Jay Bruce, instead. I don't think it would be any worse.

texasdave
04-04-2013, 03:27 PM
I'm wondering if we can get Stubbs back and send the Indians Jay Bruce, instead. I don't think it would be any worse.

Stubbs has a hot game. Bruce has a hot month. Just sayin'.

redsfaninbsg
04-04-2013, 03:27 PM
How short of a leash does Mr. Arroyo get here? Simon and Para have yet to appear in a game this season.

50YrRedsFan
04-04-2013, 03:28 PM
How short of a leash does Mr. Arroyo get here? Simon and Para have yet to appear in a game this season.

Looks like his pitches are up this inning

texasdave
04-04-2013, 03:28 PM
Sixth inning. Just about "Woo" time.

Kingspoint
04-04-2013, 03:28 PM
HEISEY!!!!

"That's what I'm talking about!", to quote Todd Frazier.

50YrRedsFan
04-04-2013, 03:29 PM
Is Broxton and Chapman available today?

cumberlandreds
04-04-2013, 03:30 PM
Nice inning by BA.

Raisor
04-04-2013, 03:30 PM
Dear Lord.

It's the third game.

The Reds are winning.

Enough with the Bruce nonsense.

OldRightHander
04-04-2013, 03:30 PM
Is Broxton and Chapman available today?

I hope they're not needed.

M2
04-04-2013, 03:30 PM
I'd hand the keys to Lecure in the 7th.

bellhead
04-04-2013, 03:31 PM
Bronson showing up today... 6 innings...

ThatPitchIsDunn
04-04-2013, 03:31 PM
Time to put up a crooked number on the Halos pen.

dubc47834
04-04-2013, 03:31 PM
Dear Lord.

It's the third game.

The Reds are winning.

Enough with the Bruce nonsense.

I dont think anyone has gotten outa line.

kbrake
04-04-2013, 03:32 PM
I dont think anyone has gotten outa line.

You don't think the complaining about Bruce has been a little bit excessive for game THREE of 162?

WildcatFan
04-04-2013, 03:32 PM
Early verdict on this year's WLW commercials--they're gonna be extremely obnoxious.

OldRightHander
04-04-2013, 03:32 PM
Dear Lord.

It's the third game.

The Reds are winning.

Enough with the Bruce nonsense.

He could win the triple crown and some folks would still remember the time he struck out with a runner on third in a game in May.

dubc47834
04-04-2013, 03:33 PM
You don't think the complaining about Bruce has been a little bit excessive for game THREE of 162?

It's pushing it...but not yet.

RadfordVA
04-04-2013, 03:34 PM
I would let simon and parra work 7th then 8th since neither has pitched yet. Then let broxton or chapman take 9th

dubc47834
04-04-2013, 03:34 PM
He could win the triple crown and some folks would still remember the time he struck out with a runner on third in a game in May.

He'd have to hit .500 the rest of the way to dig out this hole.....just kiddin...lol

50YrRedsFan
04-04-2013, 03:34 PM
Reds dugout looked like Arroyo is done today.

M2
04-04-2013, 03:35 PM
Reds dugout looked like Arroyo is done today.

Supposedly Simon will be coming on to replace him.

texasdave
04-04-2013, 03:35 PM
Hannahan Montana Man on deck.

R_Webb18
04-04-2013, 03:35 PM
is sean m hurt? why is he not pitching

redsfaninbsg
04-04-2013, 03:36 PM
is sean m hurt? why is he not pitching

Shoulder fatigue.

texasdave
04-04-2013, 03:36 PM
is sean m hurt? why is he not pitching

Shoulder fatigue.

M2
04-04-2013, 03:36 PM
is sean m hurt? why is he not pitching

Shoulder fatigue.

ThatPitchIsDunn
04-04-2013, 03:37 PM
Big half-inning here. No messing around, Simon.

texasdave
04-04-2013, 03:37 PM
Hanigan picks the wrong part of the ballpark for that shot.

50YrRedsFan
04-04-2013, 03:38 PM
Do we get the famous Dusty double switch here?

dubc47834
04-04-2013, 03:38 PM
Hanigan picks the wrong part of the ballpark for that shot.

Wrong time of the year too

Kc61
04-04-2013, 03:38 PM
Funny how it bothers people that Bruce is being criticized on Redszone.

When players do poorly they tend to be criticized.

Excessive? If that's how people feel, they should express it. That's what RedsZone is for.

He gets plenty of praise when he does well; right now fans are unhappy that he's leaving men on base and saying so. That's the way it goes in baseball.

malcontent
04-04-2013, 03:39 PM
Dear Lord.

It's the third game.

The Reds are winning.

Enough with the Bruce nonsense.
Stubbs is gone. Must...have...new...whipping boy.

LeDoux
04-04-2013, 03:39 PM
:arroyo:

"6.0IP 8H 3ER 1BB 5K. That's me alright."

OnBaseMachine
04-04-2013, 03:40 PM
I'd rather bring in Broxton here. I don't really trust Simon against the top of the Angels lineup. This is where we really miss Sean Marshall.

Nice start by Arroyo against a tough lineup.

M2
04-04-2013, 03:40 PM
Bruce is hitting better than Cozart.

MikeS21
04-04-2013, 03:42 PM
Bruce is hitting better than Cozart.
Bruce is getting paid a boatload of money to hit better than Cozart. :p

ThatPitchIsDunn
04-04-2013, 03:42 PM
Fastball down the middle. Good spot to put it against Trout. :rolleyes:

LeDoux
04-04-2013, 03:42 PM
Bruce is hitting better than Cozart.

DFA them all.

50YrRedsFan
04-04-2013, 03:42 PM
Bad pitch by Simon...middle of the plate

M2
04-04-2013, 03:42 PM
I'd rather bring in Broxton here. I don't really trust Simon against the top of the Angels lineup. This is where we really miss Sean Marshall.

Wild guess is he pitches through Pujols, then Parra will be on hand for Hamilton, then someone else for Trumbo.

WildcatFan
04-04-2013, 03:43 PM
There he is.

redsfaninbsg
04-04-2013, 03:43 PM
I'd rather bring in Broxton here. I don't really trust Simon against the top of the Angels lineup. This is where we really miss Sean Marshall.

Nice start by Arroyo against a tough lineup.

Dusty pitches guys to their roles, regardless of the situation. I've give up on hoping he'll use Broxton/Champan before their designated inning or role presents itself. Phillips with a hell of a play to save a run.

50YrRedsFan
04-04-2013, 03:43 PM
Phillips saves another hit

Kc61
04-04-2013, 03:43 PM
This Simon move makes no sense to me. This is not the time to get Simon work. Simon will pitch to Pujols?

Great play Phillips, Dusty this guy shouldn't be pitching.

Raisor
04-04-2013, 03:43 PM
Funny how it bothers people that Bruce is being criticized on Redszone.

When players do poorly they tend to be criticized.

Excessive? If that's how people feel, they should express it. That's what RedsZone is for.

He gets plenty of praise when he does well; right now fans are unhappy that he's leaving men on base and saying so. That's the way it goes in baseball.

5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, [quote] excessive player criticism [/b]or anything along those lines.

It's been way too much too soon. IMOYMMV

M2
04-04-2013, 03:44 PM
This Simon move makes no sense to me. This is not the time to get Simon work. Simon will pitch to Pujols?

Great play Phillips, Dusty this guys shouldn't be pitching.

Agreed. Dusty's trying to get away with something this inning.

VR
04-04-2013, 03:45 PM
Cozart has more pop ups this game than Votto has had in the last two years.

OesterPoster
04-04-2013, 03:46 PM
5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, [quote] excessive player criticism [/b]or anything along those lines.

It's been way too much too soon. IMOYMMV

I agree. The game threads haven't been much fun so far, and it's probably why my "ignore list" keeps growing.

redsfaninbsg
04-04-2013, 03:46 PM
Pujols battling. This is scary.