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Reds Fanatic
04-07-2013, 11:47 AM
Reds lineup:

Shin-Soo Choo CF
Xavier Paul LF
Joey Votto 1B
Brandon Phillips 2B
Jay Bruce RF
Todd Frazier 3B
Zack Cozart SS
Ryan Hanigan C
Johnny Cueto P

Reds Fanatic
04-07-2013, 11:55 AM
Nationals lineup:

Denard Span CF
Jayson Werth RF
Bryce Harper LF
Ryan Zimmerman 3B
Chad Tracy 1B
Ian Desmond SS
Danny Espinosa 2B
Kurt Suzuki C
Stephen Strasburg P

Reds Fanatic
04-07-2013, 11:59 AM
Today's game is the free MLB.TV game of the day

kbrake
04-07-2013, 12:07 PM
Love seeing Paul get the start against the RHP.

BLEEDS
04-07-2013, 01:13 PM
What?!? Three lefties in a row?!?! Say it isn't so!

And 4 of the first 5! That leaves us susceptible to a loogy in the late innings!!

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TheBigLebowski
04-07-2013, 01:31 PM
Like the insertion of Paul. Heisey is really fighting it.

nate
04-07-2013, 02:14 PM
I'm making my 2013 chat debut. No hitter ended.

Coincidence? You decide.

Caveman Techie
04-07-2013, 02:15 PM
Nice double play started by Cozart there.

NebraskaRed
04-07-2013, 02:17 PM
2 hits in the first inning? Time to cut Cueto loose

TheBigLebowski
04-07-2013, 02:17 PM
Luis Tiant with a bit of a rocky first, but escapes unscathed.

Tadasimha
04-07-2013, 02:21 PM
X-man hustling

TheBigLebowski
04-07-2013, 02:21 PM
Let's see Joey go big fly here.

NebraskaRed
04-07-2013, 02:22 PM
Paul showing his speed.

kbrake
04-07-2013, 02:23 PM
Didn't seem that interested in pitching to Votto.

TheBigLebowski
04-07-2013, 02:23 PM
Strausburg wanted no part of him.

Tom Servo
04-07-2013, 02:24 PM
bases juiced

Red in Chicago
04-07-2013, 02:24 PM
need to score here...may not get many opportunities against him...

TheBigLebowski
04-07-2013, 02:24 PM
geez....c'mon, Jay

NebraskaRed
04-07-2013, 02:25 PM
bases loaded despite having the ball not leave the infield.

R_Webb18
04-07-2013, 02:25 PM
1 time?

kbrake
04-07-2013, 02:25 PM
Should have leaned into that 1-2 pitch.

Tom Servo
04-07-2013, 02:25 PM
Bruuuuuuuuuuuuce!

R_Webb18
04-07-2013, 02:25 PM
yesss

bigredmechanism
04-07-2013, 02:25 PM
Alright Brucey!

Red in Chicago
04-07-2013, 02:25 PM
bruuuce comes through

TheBigLebowski
04-07-2013, 02:25 PM
There you go jay!!!

Tadasimha
04-07-2013, 02:25 PM
All right!

hebroncougar
04-07-2013, 02:25 PM
HUGE hit for Bruce!

kbrake
04-07-2013, 02:26 PM
Glad he got out of the way of that 1-2 pitch. Bruuuuuuuuuce.

RiverRat13
04-07-2013, 02:26 PM
Attaboy Jay!

NebraskaRed
04-07-2013, 02:26 PM
Bruuuuuuuuuuuuuce!

Falcon7
04-07-2013, 02:26 PM
I don't believe what I just saw...

RiverRat13
04-07-2013, 02:27 PM
3-0

R_Webb18
04-07-2013, 02:27 PM
3-0

Tom Servo
04-07-2013, 02:27 PM
Just as good as a sac fly! Good job, Todd.

Tadasimha
04-07-2013, 02:27 PM
Bats on the ball - like it a lot

TheBigLebowski
04-07-2013, 02:27 PM
Nice

BCubb2003
04-07-2013, 02:28 PM
I picked the wrong week to add Bruce Jay to my Space Fantasy team.

Tadasimha
04-07-2013, 02:29 PM
Nice way to start out - needed to get to Strasburg early

Falcon7
04-07-2013, 02:32 PM
What is Strausburgs max pitch count, 40 - 50??

PuffyPig
04-07-2013, 02:32 PM
What is Strausburgs max pitch count, 40 - 50??

He has no pitch count this year, but they will monitor him closely.

Tadasimha
04-07-2013, 02:35 PM
Where'd the strike zone go? Some of these pitches are looking pretty good.

Was that an unintentional intentional walk?

Maker_84
04-07-2013, 02:35 PM
you better not get behind these nats hitters or they will kill you. It would be nice if Cueto threw fricking strikes, not hard

NebraskaRed
04-07-2013, 02:36 PM
Cueto seems a little tired

kbrake
04-07-2013, 02:36 PM
This zone seem a bit tight to anyone else?

Maker_84
04-07-2013, 02:37 PM
great job cueto, great job

Red in Chicago
04-07-2013, 02:37 PM
cueto very hittable today...

RiverRat13
04-07-2013, 02:37 PM
Ugh.

Tom Servo
04-07-2013, 02:37 PM
well crap

Tadasimha
04-07-2013, 02:37 PM
Crap

WildcatFan
04-07-2013, 02:37 PM
New game.

PuffyPig
04-07-2013, 02:37 PM
This zone seem a bit tight to anyone else?

No, Cueto not throwing strikes.

Maker_84
04-07-2013, 02:37 PM
wish the reds had backend fire power hitting like the Nats do

Tadasimha
04-07-2013, 02:37 PM
This zone seem a bit tight to anyone else?

I think so

Falcon7
04-07-2013, 02:37 PM
Cueto does not have it today...

hebroncougar
04-07-2013, 02:37 PM
Nats 8 hitters have done very well the last couple of days.

Red in Chicago
04-07-2013, 02:37 PM
number 8 hitter again...

Red Raindog
04-07-2013, 02:38 PM
I thought this was a match-up of aces & not #5's!
:confused:

reds44
04-07-2013, 02:41 PM
Send Cueto to AAA.

PumpFak3First
04-07-2013, 02:41 PM
Nats announcers easily the most annoying in baseball

Falcon7
04-07-2013, 02:41 PM
0-2, then he walks him.

11larkin11
04-07-2013, 02:41 PM
wish the reds had backend fire power hitting like the Nats do

Yeah, Kurt Suzuki is a feared power hitter.

Gallen5862
04-07-2013, 02:41 PM
I can't get the game. For some reason Wilmington, NC is blacked out by mlb. All three games. Can someone give pbp or summaries.

cbowen2112
04-07-2013, 02:41 PM
This is not good.

PuffyPig
04-07-2013, 02:42 PM
I thought this was a match-up of aces & not #5's!
:confused:

Between them, Strasburg and Cueto had an ERA of about 3 last year.

So, over 6 innings, you'd expect about a 2-2 game.

The Reds #5 starter Leake would give up about 3 runs in those 6 innings, so over a small sample size of 1 game, it's not really a huge difference.

In reality, that's the difference between an ace and a #5.

PuffyPig
04-07-2013, 02:43 PM
I can't get the game. For some reason Wilmington, NC is blacked out by mlb. All three games. Can someone give pbp or summaries.

You may want to go to ESPN or MLB gamecast for instant updates.

BCubb2003
04-07-2013, 02:43 PM
Meanwhile, Verlander gave up a two-run HR to the Yankees' No. 9 hitter.

Gallen5862
04-07-2013, 02:43 PM
Thanks PuffyPig.

PumpFak3First
04-07-2013, 02:43 PM
Our biggest problem thus far in this early season is getting guys out when we're well ahead in the count early

WildcatFan
04-07-2013, 02:43 PM
Does anyone know if that's a cutter coming in at the high 80s for Cueto?

RedsBrick
04-07-2013, 02:44 PM
When Cueto deals, he can mow 'em down. But I've always thought he's got a lot of moving parts to his motion lending itself to inconsistencies.

Falcon7
04-07-2013, 02:44 PM
Who is the long reliever today?

TheBigLebowski
04-07-2013, 02:45 PM
Cueto is bad today.

PumpFak3First
04-07-2013, 02:45 PM
That pitch was fine

Tom Servo
04-07-2013, 02:45 PM
This could be going better.

kbrake
04-07-2013, 02:45 PM
That just seemed like a solid piece of hitting to me.

reds44
04-07-2013, 02:45 PM
When Cueto deals, he can mow 'em down. But I've always thought he's got a lot of moving parts to his motion lending itself to inconsistencies.
I've always thought, no.

LeDoux
04-07-2013, 02:45 PM
I hope Marshall is good to go. I can't see Cueto making it 7, even if he turns it around quick.

NebraskaRed
04-07-2013, 02:45 PM
Bad Cueto on the mound today. Hopefully he gets it together before any more damage is done

TheBigLebowski
04-07-2013, 02:47 PM
Finally. Awful inning.

RedsBrick
04-07-2013, 02:47 PM
I've always thought, no.

Yeah, no idea what you mean.

kbrake
04-07-2013, 02:47 PM
Nice job to work out of that. Could have gotten out of hand quickly.

Brisco
04-07-2013, 02:47 PM
Seven of the eleven batters Cueto has faced got a hit or walk so far.

WildcatFan
04-07-2013, 02:48 PM
I can already tell game threads are gonna be a disaster this season if a Reds pitcher dares give up more than one run in an inning. This one's already a nightmare.

VR
04-07-2013, 02:48 PM
This could be going better.

It could have been a lot worse with Harper up there

kbrake
04-07-2013, 02:49 PM
Verlander has given up a 3 spot today also. Must just be the thing to do for aces.

moewan
04-07-2013, 02:49 PM
I can already tell game threads are gonna be a disaster this season if a Reds pitcher dares give up more than one run in an inning. This one's already a nightmare.

I know everybody panic.

TheBigLebowski
04-07-2013, 02:49 PM
I can already tell game threads are gonna be a disaster this season if a Reds pitcher dares give up more than one run in an inning. This one's already a nightmare.

My gracious - how sensitive are folks around here? This gamethread is a "nightmare?" Really? For crying out loud - what constitutes a good gamethread? Seriously?

reds44
04-07-2013, 02:50 PM
My gracious - how sensitive are folks around here? This gamethread is a "nightmare?" Really? For crying out loud - what constitutes a good gamethread? Seriously?
Calling Cueto inconsistent probably isn't going to make it a good one.

NebraskaRed
04-07-2013, 02:51 PM
I know everybody panic.

It seems fairly mild, actually. He hasn't been pitching well in the first two innings. People seem to just be acknowledging that

Red in Chicago
04-07-2013, 02:52 PM
choo can just rake...lovin' him so far.

WildcatFan
04-07-2013, 02:52 PM
My gracious - how sensitive are folks around here? This gamethread is a "nightmare?" Really? For crying out loud - what constitutes a good gamethread? Seriously?

It's not a sensitivity issue; my feelings aren't hurt. It's the overreactions from people spitting out absolutes about how Cueto is lost because he gave up 3 runs in the second inning to a good offense. It's just silly stuff.

Nightmare was an exaggeration, to be sure.

moewan
04-07-2013, 02:53 PM
This just in, Choo is good at baseball.

LeDoux
04-07-2013, 02:53 PM
The ONLY players who I think should be DFA'ed after the game are Cueto and Hanigan. I don't want to start from scratch or anything.

TheBigLebowski
04-07-2013, 02:53 PM
Calling Cueto inconsistent probably isn't going to make it a good one.

I must've missed that post, but even still, calling Cueto "inconsistent" is enough to make a gamethread a "disaster?"

This is professional baseball and these are highly-paid grown men playing it. Criticism, when properly levied, is okay.

WildcatFan
04-07-2013, 02:54 PM
I must've missed that post, but even still, calling Cueto "inconsistent" is enough to make a gamethread a "disaster?"

This is professional baseball and these are highly-paid grown men playing it. Criticism, when properly levied, is okay.

But Cueto isn't inconsistent. He's been astonishingly consistent for a couple years now.

Red in Chicago
04-07-2013, 02:54 PM
come on joey...let's get some runs back...

Gallen5862
04-07-2013, 02:55 PM
What is the score?

kbrake
04-07-2013, 02:55 PM
3-3

TheBigLebowski
04-07-2013, 02:55 PM
It's not a sensitivity issue; my feelings aren't hurt. It's the overreactions from people spitting out absolutes about how Cueto is lost because he gave up 3 runs in the second inning to a good offense. It's just silly stuff.

Nightmare was an exaggeration, to be sure.

I agree; over-reactions are no fun to read. But I have seen nothing in this thread that could be construed as such. Maybe I missed something.

Just don't like it when people confuse spirited baseball discussion for calamity and complaining. It's why we're here, no?

Red Raindog
04-07-2013, 02:56 PM
Between them, Strasburg and Cueto had an ERA of about 3 last year.

So, over 6 innings, you'd expect about a 2-2 game.

The Reds #5 starter Leake would give up about 3 runs in those 6 innings, so over a small sample size of 1 game, it's not really a huge difference.

In reality, that's the difference between an ace and a #5.

but that assumes there will no more runs given up by either of them to maintain that stat!

TheBigLebowski
04-07-2013, 02:56 PM
But Cueto isn't inconsistent. He's been astonishingly consistent for a couple years now.

I never said he was and I am not criticizing him.

Falcon7
04-07-2013, 02:57 PM
A good foot outside for the swinging K.

VR
04-07-2013, 02:58 PM
40 pitches for stras so far, I like that

BCubb2003
04-07-2013, 02:58 PM
At this rate the score will be 13.5 to 13.5 going into extra innings.

WildcatFan
04-07-2013, 02:59 PM
I never said he was and I am not criticizing him.

In that case, my comment wasn't directed at you.

To answer your earlier question, I like the game threads to be fun (which I try for) and intelligent (which I rarely am, so I leave that to others).

I'll shut up now, and sorry for the hijack.

Go Reds!

Reds Fanatic
04-07-2013, 03:00 PM
Nice play by Cozart.

PuffyPig
04-07-2013, 03:00 PM
but that assumes there will no more runs given up by either of them to maintain that stat!

I made no reference to what they have given up today.

I was only taking about what an ace usually gives up in a game vs. what a #5pitcher does.

moewan
04-07-2013, 03:00 PM
Cozart showing some range

Reds Fanatic
04-07-2013, 03:01 PM
Tracy grounds out to Cozart. 2 outs.

Red Raindog
04-07-2013, 03:01 PM
I made no reference to what they have given up today.

I was only taking about what an ace usually gives up in a game vs. what a #5pitcher does.

I know -- :D

moewan
04-07-2013, 03:02 PM
Is it me or is the board running real slow today

REDSEER
04-07-2013, 03:03 PM
One thing about Cozart that is underrated is that his throws are almost always on the money. Funny how I seem to take that for granted sometimes.

And then I see Desmond and Aybar the first two series and start having Felipe Lopez flashbacks.

PuffyPig
04-07-2013, 03:03 PM
I know -- :D

Then your response made no sense.

kbrake
04-07-2013, 03:04 PM
Is it me or is the board running real slow today

It has definitely been slow but it hasn't handled game threads well at all this year. Anyone know if the mods are aware of the issues the site is having during games?

REDSEER
04-07-2013, 03:05 PM
It has definitely been slow but it hasn't handled game threads well at all this year. Anyone know if the mods are aware of the issues the site is having during games?

Boss posted on the site feedback board yesterday that he thought he had identified the issue and disabled something that should help today.

Reds Fanatic
04-07-2013, 03:06 PM
Phillips grounds out to 2nd.

Reds Fanatic
04-07-2013, 03:07 PM
Bruce reaches on an error by Tracy

moewan
04-07-2013, 03:08 PM
Bruce legs one out

kbrake
04-07-2013, 03:08 PM
Boss posted on the site feedback board yesterday that he thought he had identified the issue and disabled something that should help today.

Good news. Thanks.

Reds Fanatic
04-07-2013, 03:08 PM
Frazier continues to roll. Single to left. 1st and 2nd.

Tom Servo
04-07-2013, 03:08 PM
Frazier can't stop, won't stop.

TheBigLebowski
04-07-2013, 03:08 PM
In that case, my comment wasn't directed at you.

To answer your earlier question, I like the game threads to be fun (which I try for) and intelligent (which I rarely am, so I leave that to others).

I'll shut up now, and sorry for the hijack.

Go Reds!

It's all good and you didn't hijack anything. I over-reacted a bit but it was building up from yesterday....we had a very active debate about Mike Leake and it never became ugly....no personal insults were issued and the critiques of Leake were, for the most part, well-founded. But several people labeled the gamethread as "unbearable." It's my opinion that we're here to talk baseball; specifically, the Reds and these are grown men - professionals - and justified criticisms are okay. And most of the people who sit on a high horse and tear down those who criticize certain players or question their value will eventually do the same thing.

moewan
04-07-2013, 03:08 PM
Fraizer is sizzling hot right now

Reds Fanatic
04-07-2013, 03:09 PM
I would think Frazier should have NL player of the week wrapped up. 12 for 24 this first week

LeDoux
04-07-2013, 03:10 PM
I though Frazier would OPS somewhere in the .750-.780 area. He is making me look foolish.

Red Raindog
04-07-2013, 03:10 PM
Then your response made no sense.

whatever

Reds Fanatic
04-07-2013, 03:10 PM
Cozart grounds out to short. Runners move to 2nd and 3rd.

Reds Fanatic
04-07-2013, 03:11 PM
IW to Hanigan. Bases loaded for Cueto

Red Raindog
04-07-2013, 03:11 PM
I though Frazier would OPS somewhere in the .750-.780 area. He is making me look foolish.

He's making pitchers look pretty bad too.

I like that

moewan
04-07-2013, 03:11 PM
Alright Johnny help your own cause

kaldaniels
04-07-2013, 03:12 PM
Fun opening week fact. Hanigan has reached base via IBB twice as much as he has all other ways combined.

bigredmechanism
04-07-2013, 03:12 PM
We're making him work. That's good.

TheBigLebowski
04-07-2013, 03:12 PM
Oh, BS call ump...please

LeDoux
04-07-2013, 03:13 PM
He's making pitchers look pretty bad too.

I like that

I agree. Its a pleasure to be wrong about that man.

kbrake
04-07-2013, 03:13 PM
Keep working that pitch count.

Reds Fanatic
04-07-2013, 03:13 PM
Close play at 2nd. Force out as Desmond bobbles it but tags the bag before the runner. 3-3 after 3.

TheBigLebowski
04-07-2013, 03:13 PM
Man...so close.

R_Webb18
04-07-2013, 03:14 PM
an out but another bobble

Red Raindog
04-07-2013, 03:14 PM
60 pitches thru 3 --- got to love that --- not what I've come to expect from the Reds

Reds Fanatic
04-07-2013, 03:14 PM
Through 3 innings:

Cueto 51 pitches
Strasburg 60 pitches

moewan
04-07-2013, 03:15 PM
Nats are defiantly having trouble catching the ball

Red Raindog
04-07-2013, 03:16 PM
I agree. Its a pleasure to be wrong about that man.

He's so eager it's like he's still playing Little League

jojo
04-07-2013, 03:16 PM
I'm struggling to see all of the intriguing strategy involved in the bottom of the third inning. Basically, the Reds did nothing strategically in anticipation of Cueto batting and the Nats just simply walked Hanigan to get to Cueto. The only exciting thing about that was the bobble on Cueto's weak grounder which I'm pretty confident in saying, wasn't what Dusty was playing for strategy-wise.

Reds Fanatic
04-07-2013, 03:17 PM
Espinosa grounds out to 2nd.

kbrake
04-07-2013, 03:18 PM
I'm struggling to see all of the intriguing strategy involved in the bottom of the third inning. Basically, the Reds did nothing strategically in anticipation of Cueto batting and the Nats just simply walked Hanigan to get to Cueto. The only exciting thing about that was the bobble on Cueto's weak grounder which I'm pretty confident in saying, wasn't what Dusty was playing for strategy-wise.

What would you have done differently? Don't mean this in a debate way just honestly curious what you would have done.

Kc61
04-07-2013, 03:19 PM
Enjoyable series, two good teams, however it comes out.

But I'm a little distressed that both Leake and Cueto allowed big homers to the eighth place hitting catcher.

Yesterday, as Dusty himself said, the pitcher was on deck with two outs and nobody warming up.

Today, it looked like a pitch that got too much of the plate.

As much as I hate giving up walks, I think these pitchers need to be a little less aggressive in coming over the plate to these eighth place hitters.

Kelch now says that the opposition eighth hitters have hit the Reds well througout the short season so far. Shouldn't happen this much.

Tom Servo
04-07-2013, 03:20 PM
damn kurt suzuki

Reds Fanatic
04-07-2013, 03:20 PM
Suzuki doubles to left center. It was close at 2nd on a good throw by Choo

WildcatFan
04-07-2013, 03:20 PM
Choo has a crazy accurate arm.

TheBigLebowski
04-07-2013, 03:20 PM
Choo is crazy good.

Reds Fanatic
04-07-2013, 03:20 PM
Opposing catchers batting 8th have been an issue all week.

LeDoux
04-07-2013, 03:21 PM
Did someone shave the black off home plate?

Stray
04-07-2013, 03:21 PM
Clearly we need to scrap our 'how to retire the opposing catcher' gameplan. Back to the drawing board.

Reds Fanatic
04-07-2013, 03:22 PM
Strasburg strikes out.

kbrake
04-07-2013, 03:22 PM
This whole catchers hitting 8th thing has to just be a fluke. I just hope it ends now.

jojo
04-07-2013, 03:24 PM
What would you have done differently? Don't mean this in a debate way just honestly curious what you would have done.

Nothing. But that's the point. The bottom of the third is supposed to be the reason that the NL style is cherished and the AL style gets criticized.

Reds Fanatic
04-07-2013, 03:24 PM
Passed ball moves the runner to 3rd.

TSJ55
04-07-2013, 03:25 PM
Crossed up

WildcatFan
04-07-2013, 03:25 PM
Hit his glove in the pocket.

RollyInRaleigh
04-07-2013, 03:25 PM
Looked to me like he just missed it.

kbrake
04-07-2013, 03:26 PM
Cueto just doesn't have the command today.

Reds Fanatic
04-07-2013, 03:26 PM
Span is on base again with a walk

jojo
04-07-2013, 03:27 PM
Cueto just doesn't have the command today.

Assuming he gets out of this jam, he might not be able to go more than 6 given his pitch counts.

RollyInRaleigh
04-07-2013, 03:27 PM
Cueto doesn't have his best today.

kbrake
04-07-2013, 03:28 PM
Assuming he gets out of this jam, he might not be able to go more than 6 given his pitch counts.

At this point I'd be thrilled with 6 if he can give up no more.

kaldaniels
04-07-2013, 03:29 PM
Heck I'd only plan on 5 with him.

RollyInRaleigh
04-07-2013, 03:29 PM
Nice pitch

TheBigLebowski
04-07-2013, 03:29 PM
NICE

Reds Fanatic
04-07-2013, 03:30 PM
Werth strikes out swinging. 3-3 mid 4th.

jojo
04-07-2013, 03:30 PM
Huge for Cueto to win that battle with Werth. Huge!

kbrake
04-07-2013, 03:31 PM
Mark Sheldon just posted an update on Sean Marshall and it still seems largely unknown what is going on with him. That is really turning into a mess especially for a bullpen that has already dealt with two extra inning games.

Tom Servo
04-07-2013, 03:31 PM
Heck I'd only plan on 5 with him.
Same.

VR
04-07-2013, 03:31 PM
I'm at the Sox game in Chicago and just watched the big donkey launch one. He can still hit em a long way :-)

WildcatFan
04-07-2013, 03:33 PM
Mark Sheldon just posted an update on Sean Marshall and it still seems largely unknown what is going on with him. That is really turning into a mess especially for a bullpen that has already dealt with two extra inning games.

May see the return of Ah-ray-DON-do this week.

Reds Fanatic
04-07-2013, 03:33 PM
Mark Sheldon just posted an update on Sean Marshall and it still seems largely unknown what is going on with him. That is really turning into a mess especially for a bullpen that has already dealt with two extra inning games.

It seems like a complete failure of the medical staff and front office that this is stilll going on.

Raisor
04-07-2013, 03:33 PM
OPS is "new".

Reds Fanatic
04-07-2013, 03:34 PM
Choo walks

Red Raindog
04-07-2013, 03:34 PM
Mark Sheldon just posted an update on Sean Marshall and it still seems largely unknown what is going on with him. That is really turning into a mess especially for a bullpen that has already dealt with two extra inning games.

a shame -- this seems to happen too often here that someone is day to day before the get the DL -- maybe this will be the exception but I think it has hurt us so far

Reds Fanatic
04-07-2013, 03:35 PM
Paul flies out to the track in left.

TheBigLebowski
04-07-2013, 03:35 PM
Come on, Votto.

Tom Servo
04-07-2013, 03:35 PM
OPS is "new".
I think Welsh is just trying to be nice to your John Q. Baseball fan.

Reds Fanatic
04-07-2013, 03:36 PM
Choo steals 2nd.

Raisor
04-07-2013, 03:36 PM
Choo helping my SB numbers for my fantasy team, the Jay Bruce Springsteens

Degenerate39
04-07-2013, 03:38 PM
It feels like Phillips has seen like 6 pitches this whole game

Reds Fanatic
04-07-2013, 03:38 PM
Votto strikes out swinging.
Phillips pops out to 2nd. 3-3 after 4.

TheBigLebowski
04-07-2013, 03:38 PM
Ugh.

kbrake
04-07-2013, 03:39 PM
Just keep it tied until they pull Strasburg because of pitch count.

Brisco
04-07-2013, 03:41 PM
The Cueto and Strasburg lines are identical after 4. 4 innings, 6 hits, 3 runs, 3 walks, 3 strikeouts.

Reds Fanatic
04-07-2013, 03:41 PM
Harper strikes out swinging. 4 Ks for Cueto

Reds Fanatic
04-07-2013, 03:43 PM
Zimmerman flies out to right.

TheBigLebowski
04-07-2013, 03:45 PM
Nice JC

Reds Fanatic
04-07-2013, 03:45 PM
Tracy strikes out swinging. 5 Ks for Cueto. 89 pitches. 3-3 mid 5th.

WildcatFan
04-07-2013, 03:45 PM
Cueto's good again!

LeDoux
04-07-2013, 03:45 PM
Cueto hitting his stride now. 12 up 12 down from here on out.

TSJ55
04-07-2013, 03:46 PM
Cueto's good again!

:lol:

Reds Fanatic
04-07-2013, 03:48 PM
Zimmerman with another great play.

WildcatFan
04-07-2013, 03:48 PM
Yea, Ryan Zimmerman does that a lot.

Kc61
04-07-2013, 03:48 PM
Bullpen situation for this game is interesting. Reds used most of the guys yesterday. Parra is available. Presumably JJ is not.

Would he use Marshall in this close game if he's not 100 percent? I guess we could see Parra as a LOOGY if Marshall isn't ready.

Sometimes Dusty pushes his starter an extra inning in this situation. Some time it works, sometimes not.

Should be interesting to see what he does. I'm sure we'll all agree with Dusty's decisions.

kbrake
04-07-2013, 03:50 PM
Bullpen situation for this game is interesting. Reds used most of the guys yesterday. Parra is available. Presumably JJ is not.

Would he use Marshall in this close game if he's not 100 percent? I guess we could see Parra as a LOOGY if Marshall isn't ready.

Sometimes Dusty pushes his starter an extra inning in this situation. Some time it works, sometimes not.

Should be interesting to see what he does. I'm sure we'll all agree with Dusty's decisions.

I'd like to see Cueto for 6, LeCure for 7, Broxton for 8, Chapman for 9.

WildcatFan
04-07-2013, 03:50 PM
Bullpen situation for this game is interesting. Reds used most of the guys yesterday. Parra is available. Presumably JJ is not.

Would he use Marshall in this close game if he's not 100 percent? I guess we could see Parra who had yesterday off.

Sometimes Dusty pushes his starter an extra inning in this situation. Some time it works, sometimes not.

Should be interesting to see what he does. I'm sure we'll all agree with Dusty's decisions.

I imagine LeCure is available for a couple, only threw 9 pitches yesterday.

Reds Fanatic
04-07-2013, 03:50 PM
Frazier walks

Kc61
04-07-2013, 03:52 PM
I'd like to see Cueto for 6, LeCure for 7, Broxton for 8, Chapman for 9.

Then tomorrow is three in a row for Lecure, Brox and Chappy. Not sure Dusty wants that tomorrow. Also, Brox seems to be best with a day off; not sure he will go.

I'm guessing Cueto will be pushed into the seventh inning. Also guessing that Lecure or Marshall works the eighth, Chappy the ninth. If things go well.

Raisor
04-07-2013, 03:52 PM
Frazier walks

walks. will. haunt.

LeDoux
04-07-2013, 03:53 PM
LeCure warming.

Reds Fanatic
04-07-2013, 03:53 PM
Cozart strikes out swinging.

WildcatFan
04-07-2013, 03:54 PM
Big decision if Hanny gets on.

WildcatFan
04-07-2013, 03:54 PM
Nevermind

Reds Fanatic
04-07-2013, 03:55 PM
Hanigan strikes out. 3-3 after 5.

Tom Servo
04-07-2013, 03:55 PM
It's early, but I do fear this is the year where Hanigan gets exposed as not being an every day player with the bat.

Reds Fanatic
04-07-2013, 03:55 PM
That is 92 pitches for Strasburg. So Cueto and Strasburg probabably both get one more inning and then a battle of bullpens.

kbrake
04-07-2013, 03:56 PM
It's early, but I do fear this is the year where Hanigan gets exposed as not being an every day player with the bat.

I think Mes will emerge just as that happens and things will work themselves out.

kaldaniels
04-07-2013, 03:56 PM
It's early, but I do fear this is the year where Hanigan gets exposed as not being an every day player with the bat.

There are some on here that could care less. Be warned.

holster10
04-07-2013, 03:57 PM
Off game for Hanigan, 2ks and a passed ball.

malcontent
04-07-2013, 03:57 PM
Hanigan 1-for-58.

malcontent
04-07-2013, 03:59 PM
Dunno if this has been mentioned, but Nats announcer said that he heard Jocketty was looking to pull the trigger on a trade.

R_Webb18
04-07-2013, 03:59 PM
scary camera work

Reds Fanatic
04-07-2013, 03:59 PM
Apparently Marshall is available today.

Desmond flies out to track in left. nice running catch by Paul.

kbrake
04-07-2013, 03:59 PM
Well I certainly thought that was gone.

Tom Servo
04-07-2013, 03:59 PM
Paul making a decent case for a platoon job with Heisey in LF today.

kaldaniels
04-07-2013, 03:59 PM
Zoom out!

Reds Fanatic
04-07-2013, 04:00 PM
Wow. Ground rule double as the ball boy gives away a live ball.

REDSEER
04-07-2013, 04:01 PM
Might have caught a break there by the ball boy. I think that was getting to the corner.

TSJ55
04-07-2013, 04:01 PM
Ha. BB still looks oblivious to the fact.

malcontent
04-07-2013, 04:01 PM
Wow. Ground rule double as the ball boy gives away a live ball.
You'd think the umps would have a word with him.

Apparently not.

R_Webb18
04-07-2013, 04:02 PM
Dunno if this has been mentioned, but Nats announcer said that he heard Jocketty was looking to pull the trigger on a trade.

im guessing for LF?

malcontent
04-07-2013, 04:02 PM
im guessing for LF?
I assume so. Didn't say.

kbrake
04-07-2013, 04:03 PM
Jocketty not usually one to leak info like that.

TSJ55
04-07-2013, 04:04 PM
Is it just me or does the term "golfed", when used in baseball, bother anybody?

R_Webb18
04-07-2013, 04:04 PM
8th hitter about kill us again

Reds Fanatic
04-07-2013, 04:05 PM
Suzuki flies out to center.

LeDoux
04-07-2013, 04:07 PM
If he gets this last out without damage, it is a quality, if somewhat shakey, start.

kaldaniels
04-07-2013, 04:07 PM
Bad Cueto.

6 IP
3 R

That's cool.

Reds Fanatic
04-07-2013, 04:07 PM
Strasburg strikes out swinging. 3-3 mid 6th.

Tom Servo
04-07-2013, 04:07 PM
I'll take it.

kbrake
04-07-2013, 04:07 PM
Solid job by Cueto to hang in there vs. a good lineup when he clearly didn't have his best stuff.

R_Webb18
04-07-2013, 04:08 PM
Bad Cueto.

6 IP
3 R

That's cool.


he battles

TheBigLebowski
04-07-2013, 04:08 PM
Nice job by JC to salvage a QS in a day in which he clearly did not have his A game.

Reds Fanatic
04-07-2013, 04:08 PM
Not bad on a day when he did not have his best stuff. 6 innings. 108 pitches

malcontent
04-07-2013, 04:09 PM
If he gets this last out without damage, it is a quality, if somewhat shakey, start.
Very Leakeish.

kbrake
04-07-2013, 04:09 PM
Very Leakeish.

No when Leake doesn't have it, it usually looks like 3 IP 7 ER.

The DARK
04-07-2013, 04:10 PM
Good job by Cueto keeping us in the game. Managing off days like this is key to getting that Cy Young.

malcontent
04-07-2013, 04:10 PM
No when Leake doesn't have it, it usually looks like 3 IP 7 ER.
I meant the HOF Leake.

Tom Servo
04-07-2013, 04:10 PM
D-Rob pinch hitting.

LeDoux
04-07-2013, 04:10 PM
I am suprised Strasburg hit for himself.

kbrake
04-07-2013, 04:11 PM
I meant the HOF Leake.

Haha, understood.

Reds Fanatic
04-07-2013, 04:11 PM
Robinson with his first ML hit.

TSJ55
04-07-2013, 04:11 PM
Nice piece of hitting too.

REDSEER
04-07-2013, 04:11 PM
Speed on the bases against a pitcher who doesn't hold runners well.....

Tom Servo
04-07-2013, 04:12 PM
Welsh: I think his mom and dad are here, too.

*camera cuts to 20-something white people*

:lol: