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cumberlandreds
04-23-2013, 03:53 PM
Here are tonights lineups that feature the return of Corky Miller back to big league baseball.


Cubs
1. Dave Sappelt (R) CF
2. Starlin Castro (R) SS
3. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B
4. Alfonso Soriano (R) LF
5. Welington Castillo (R) C
6. Scott Hairston (R) RF
7. Cody Ransom (R) 3B
8. Darwin Barney (R) 2B
9. Carlos Villanueva (R) P


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

Z-Fly
04-23-2013, 04:11 PM
I assume the return is because Cingrani is pitching.

NebraskaRed
04-23-2013, 04:13 PM
Corky will go 0-4, but his mustache will get a single, a HR, and get hit by a pitch.

CySeymour
04-23-2013, 04:14 PM
I assume the return is because Cingrani is pitching.

And because Mes has caught a bunch of innings lately.

RadfordVA
04-23-2013, 04:18 PM
Looking at Villanueva's splits, for a RHP this year he has been killing lefties. They are only 3 for 32 this season, all singles. For his career he is about even on the splits so still better than most RHP on lefties.

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 04:18 PM
I was in favor of the Reds signing Villanueva this offseason to be the #5 and trading Leake...but I hope the Reds bash his brains in.

traderumor
04-23-2013, 04:37 PM
Sveum, if he is sitting DeJesus because a rookie lefty is pitching, is clueless. Yes, he has negative splits for a lefty, but come on. He is as dangerous as anyone in their lineup and they really need a win.

(Pretty much guarantees a big game from Sappelt) :p

Vander
04-23-2013, 05:15 PM
Corky will go 0-4, but his mustache will get a single, a HR, and get hit by a pitch.

Any pitcher that would dare even ponder striking such a magnificent lip warmer would instantly be struck by lightning before that dark pitch would even leave his hand.

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 05:22 PM
I assume the return is because Cingrani is pitching.

If he's going to get a start, it might as well be with the guy he's most familiar with of the catchers.

PuffyPig
04-23-2013, 05:23 PM
Sveum, if he is sitting DeJesus because a rookie lefty is pitching, is clueless. Yes, he has negative splits for a lefty, but come on. He is as dangerous as anyone in their lineup and they really need a win.



So, a manager is clueless for platooning a lefty who brings a low .500 OPS to the table vs. LH pitching?

Negative splits is one thing, but his are downright horrible.

PuffyPig
04-23-2013, 05:24 PM
I assume the return is because Cingrani is pitching.

With a day game tomorrow, Corky has to start one of them. Makes sense for it to be this one.

traderumor
04-23-2013, 05:45 PM
So, a manager is clueless for platooning a lefty who brings a low .500 OPS to the table vs. LH pitching?

Negative splits is one thing, but his are downright horrible.Career OPS vs. lefties is .669, which is what I would use to see if he is horrible against lefties. I'm not sure what timeframe you were looking at. You didn't think I'd bother to go look that up before making that statement?

mdccclxix
04-23-2013, 05:57 PM
Wasn't in the game thread last night, but dang, Wood has grown up eh? Glad he's still got a career going.

RedsMan3203
04-23-2013, 06:55 PM
When is Votto going to get a day off? Tomorrow??

Raisor
04-23-2013, 06:57 PM
When is Votto going to get a day off? Tomorrow??

Votto doesn't need days off. He just needs more coffee.

ProfessorTofty
04-23-2013, 07:18 PM
Here's hoping for another victory for Cingrani. First start out of the way, and he won that giving up only one run, so now the jitters are out and hopefully more good things moving forward.

malcontent
04-23-2013, 08:00 PM
Free the X-Man!

NeilHamburger
04-23-2013, 08:04 PM
Dusty mentioned in a story the other day that Heisey is so good on defense that he will get a lot of playing time because "he needs him out there" for defense even if he doesn't hit.

RedsMan3203
04-23-2013, 08:08 PM
Really wish the Live Topic would come back around.... :-\

Any updates?

RedsMan3203
04-23-2013, 08:11 PM
Nice pitttttch!

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 08:13 PM
Sappelt K's looking
Castro K's swinging

Red Raindog
04-23-2013, 08:13 PM
wow -- 2 k's fast --- 6 games in a row for 10?

reds44
04-23-2013, 08:14 PM
Man, he has more velocity than I though. I was thinking he was like Travis Wood, but lefties who throw 94 are not easy to find.

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 08:14 PM
Rizzo K's looking


strikes out the side, wow!

Red Raindog
04-23-2013, 08:14 PM
oh my

11larkin11
04-23-2013, 08:14 PM
Tony. Cin. Grani.

Dude needs a nickname. Let's hear them!

RedsMan3203
04-23-2013, 08:14 PM
Kid is gonna make a name for himself....

reds44
04-23-2013, 08:14 PM
95.

BurgervilleBuck
04-23-2013, 08:14 PM
When is Votto going to get a day off? Tomorrow??

I think he can just walk it off.

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 08:14 PM
Wow. Cingrani looks fantastic. Nasty.

Blitz Dorsey
04-23-2013, 08:15 PM
Wow, that might be the most-impressive first inning I've ever seen out of a Reds' starting pitcher. (Or any inning from any Reds pitcher, period.)

bigredmechanism
04-23-2013, 08:15 PM
wow -- 2 k's fast --- 6 games in a row for 10?

Could very well be.

Early, yes, but Cingrani looks SHARP tonight. Much better job of spotting that fastball than his first start.

Red Raindog
04-23-2013, 08:15 PM
Man, he has more velocity than I though. I was thinking he was like Travis Wood, but lefties who throw 94 mph strikes are not easy to find.

fixed it!

;)

Cooper
04-23-2013, 08:16 PM
"Tony Is Grande"....? i try....eye roll.

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 08:17 PM
Choo singles off Castro's glove

Red Raindog
04-23-2013, 08:17 PM
ho hum -- Choo on base

RedsMan3203
04-23-2013, 08:17 PM
The Chooo Choooo train keeps rolling.

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 08:18 PM
We have a battle of some epic facial hair going tonight. Villanueva with the rollie fingers 'stach. :O) I like it.

Red in Chicago
04-23-2013, 08:18 PM
i think votto catches fire tonight

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 08:19 PM
Cozart GIDP. 2 out.

Votto grounds out to 2nd.

0-0 after 1.

Blitz Dorsey
04-23-2013, 08:19 PM
Cozart GIDP.

membengal
04-23-2013, 08:20 PM
For the record, that was almost a Bugs Bunny inning for cingrani, just 12 pitches to K the side.

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 08:21 PM
For the record, that was almost a Bugs Bunny inning for cingrani, just 12 pitches to K the side.

Now come on Mem....Bugs did it on 1 pitch. ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xG6WHxvsqq4

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 08:23 PM
Soriano singles to left

JKam
04-23-2013, 08:24 PM
Why is Cingrani's fastball so hard to hit? Deception? Doesn't look like there is much movement.

Patrick Bateman
04-23-2013, 08:24 PM
Career OPS vs. lefties is .669, which is what I would use to see if he is horrible against lefties. I'm not sure what timeframe you were looking at. You didn't think I'd bother to go look that up before making that statement?

The last 2 years combined he's below .500. I know, only 200 at-bats, but it's not like he has a track record of hitting them well... at all. The fact he has been hitting like a pitcher against lefties over his last 2 years certainly seems that choosing to bench him in favour of a guy who generally handles lefties reasonably well is certainly far from "clueless". Dejesus is at best .660 against lefties, at worst, he's disgusting. He's just not a dangerous bat against lefties any way you slice it.

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 08:26 PM
Castillo K's swinging

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 08:26 PM
KKKK

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 08:27 PM
Soriano steals 2nd. A higher throw by Corky would have gotten him.

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 08:27 PM
Soriano steals 3rd.

reds44
04-23-2013, 08:28 PM
2nd inning significantly less awesome.

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 08:28 PM
Sac fly to left scores Soriano. Lousy throw by Heisey.

1-0 bad guys.

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 08:29 PM
Cody Ransom homers. Yeesh. Just over the wall.

2-0 bad guys.

Red Raindog
04-23-2013, 08:30 PM
Sac fly to left scores Soriano. Lousy throw by Heisey.

1-0 bad guys.

no way --- he's in there for his defense!

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 08:31 PM
Barney flies out to center to end the frame.

schmidty622
04-23-2013, 08:32 PM
Another young arm ruined by Dusty Baker... ;)

50YrRedsFan
04-23-2013, 08:34 PM
Reds need to get the offense going before the 7th inning tonight.

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 08:35 PM
DatDude grounds out to 3rd
Bruce K's swinging

dougdirt
04-23-2013, 08:40 PM
Reds need to get the offense going before the 7th inning tonight.

The guy on the mound for the Cubs has been awfully good so far this season. I just hope it gets going at some point during the game and hope it is enough to win.

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 08:41 PM
Frazier K's swinging

2-0 baby bears after 2.

50YrRedsFan
04-23-2013, 08:42 PM
Reds don't get the ball out of the infield in the 2nd, 2-0 Cubs

Red Raindog
04-23-2013, 08:42 PM
soft tosser making them look bad tonight -- let's hope the second time around is better

redsfan1995
04-23-2013, 08:43 PM
Big fan of the mustache the cubs pitcher has.

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 08:44 PM
soft tosser making them look bad tonight -- let's hope the second time around is better

I hope it is too....but this soft tosser has been awfully good this year so far. VERY good.

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 08:45 PM
Villanueva K's
Sappelt flies out to right

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 08:45 PM
KKKKK

bigredmechanism
04-23-2013, 08:46 PM
Cingrani seems to work very fast. I'm not sure how that affects his game, but it could be a good thing if we don't let Villanueva rest for too long.

RedsMan3203
04-23-2013, 08:46 PM
Looks like Cingrani is throwing his off speed stuff today with more confidence....

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 08:47 PM
Castro grounds out to short to end the frame.

OGB
04-23-2013, 08:48 PM
Another young arm ruined by Dusty Baker... ;)

I know you're joking, but interesting numbers I saw last night. At age 26, Kerry Wood averaged 111 pitches per start playing for Dusty Baker. At age 21, he averaged 109 pitches/start under Jim Riggleman.

50YrRedsFan
04-23-2013, 08:48 PM
Quick 3rd inning for Cingrani....Time for the bats to come out of hibernation

RedsMan3203
04-23-2013, 08:49 PM
Buhbye..... HI-c with a hanger and banger.

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 08:49 PM
Hi-C!!
:jump:

2-1

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 08:49 PM
:jump: Hi-C!!!

WildcatFan
04-23-2013, 08:50 PM
Keep that beard off, Hi-C.

Red in Chicago
04-23-2013, 08:50 PM
Hi C - HR :thumbup:

bigredmechanism
04-23-2013, 08:50 PM
Quick 3rd inning for Cingrani....Time for the bats to come out of hibernation

Just as I was about to point out that we have Heisey, Corky, and Tony hitting this inning...

50YrRedsFan
04-23-2013, 08:50 PM
Good start to our 3rd inning...let's get more.

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 08:51 PM
Corky K's swinging

OGB
04-23-2013, 08:52 PM
I wonder what Corky would hit if he managed to get 200 ABs in a season.

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 08:53 PM
Cingrani grounds out to 2nd
Choo grounds out to 2nd

2-1 after 3.

jojo
04-23-2013, 08:53 PM
Corky Miller was an undrafted free agent? No way!

Red Raindog
04-23-2013, 08:54 PM
quick but productive inning -- too bad Choo didn't take a couple though

50YrRedsFan
04-23-2013, 08:54 PM
Quick inning after Heisey's dinger..2-1 Cubs

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 08:54 PM
Okay, I like Corky Miller too....but this love-fest from Thom is bordering on silly. George Grande is thinking to himself, I didn't talk about Pujols this much!

jojo
04-23-2013, 08:54 PM
I wonder what Corky would hit if he managed to get 200 ABs in a season.

A bottle of excedrin because his knees and back would hurt.

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 08:57 PM
Rizzo grounds out to 2nd
Soriano flies out to left
Castillo K's looking

2-1 to the bottom of 4

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 08:59 PM
KKKKKK

I don't know if it was brash or cocky...but him striding off the mound like that before the ump even makes the call....I like it.

Red Raindog
04-23-2013, 08:59 PM
I think this lefty might grow on me!

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 09:02 PM
Cozart grounds out to short, close play.
Votto flies out to left.

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 09:06 PM
DatDude gives one a ride...but it's a long out in center.

2-1 baby bears after 4.

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 09:07 PM
This just in....Pizza Hut's buffalo wings are FREAKING HOT! Oh dear lord! My whole face is leaking. LOL.

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 09:09 PM
1 down in the 5th and Cingrani is at 54 pitches. For a guy racking up the K's, not too shabby.

RedsMan3203
04-23-2013, 09:09 PM
This just in....Pizza Hut's buffalo wings are FREAKING HOT! Oh dear lord! My whole face is leaking. LOL.

Like how hot? Like Ghost Pepper hot?

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 09:10 PM
Like how hot? Like Ghost Pepper hot?

Like Habanero Pepper hot. Hot enough that I've chugged 3 glasses of milk in the past 5 minutes. :O) Good though.

Maker_84
04-23-2013, 09:10 PM
I see another extra inning game forthcoming possibly ....smh

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 09:11 PM
Hairston flied out to CF
Ransom doubles down the left field line

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 09:11 PM
2 bagger down the line from Ransom. He's got Cingrani's number.

50YrRedsFan
04-23-2013, 09:11 PM
Reds with 2 hits through 4 innings.....why can't these guys get going early in a game?

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 09:12 PM
Barney grounds out to 1st, Votto knocked it down and tossed it to Cingrani. Ransom to third.

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 09:13 PM
Reds with 2 hits through 4 innings.....why can't these guys get going early in a game?

Sometimes the opposing pitcher has a say in that.

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 09:13 PM
KKKKKKK

65 pitches for TC

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 09:13 PM
Villaneuva K's swinging.

2-1 to the bottom of 5.

dougdirt
04-23-2013, 09:13 PM
Reds with 2 hits through 4 innings.....why can't these guys get going early in a game?

Because the other pitcher is awfully good? He has a 1.44 ERA this season.

RedsMan3203
04-23-2013, 09:13 PM
Like Habanero Pepper hot. Hot enough that I've chugged 3 glasses of milk in the past 5 minutes. :O) Good though.

Oh, Hab's are pretty weak :D

You must be a rookie when it comes to heat from peppers....

We get stuff off this guy all the time to spice things up... http://volcanicpeppers.com/ -- Now, that's hot!

50YrRedsFan
04-23-2013, 09:14 PM
Sometimes the opposing pitcher has a say in that.

Yes, I agree, but not almost every game.

membengal
04-23-2013, 09:15 PM
Good gracious Cingrani works fast. Love seeing that. Didn't begin to mess around with his opposing number there.

His pace reminds me of vintage Tom Browning. Browning in his prime was a joy to watch.

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 09:16 PM
Oh, Hab's are pretty weak :D

You must be a rookie when it comes to heat from peppers....

We get stuff off this guy all the time to spice things up... http://volcanicpeppers.com/ -- Now, that's hot!

I'm down here in Texas and I eat Jalepenos like M&M's. Habaneros are extremely hot, but more importantly they have a great taste. I've tried some of those "volcano" peppers....and while they're hotter than Habanero's...they don't have a good taste IMO.

dougdirt
04-23-2013, 09:17 PM
You guys are making my mouth hurt and I haven't even eaten a pepper in my life.

Red Raindog
04-23-2013, 09:18 PM
This just in....Pizza Hut's buffalo wings are FREAKING HOT! Oh dear lord! My whole face is leaking. LOL.

Burning Hot? yum

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 09:18 PM
Bruce grounds out to first
Frazier grounds out to third

RedsMan3203
04-23-2013, 09:18 PM
I'm down here in Texas and I eat Jalepenos like M&M's. Habaneros are extremely hot, but more importantly they have a great taste. I've tried some of those "volcano" peppers....and while they're hotter than Habanero's...they don't have a good taste IMO.

We are "testing" the Volcano Dust Level 4 (no listed on site) at work right now.... This stuff is crazy hot but has a fantastic taste to it.... I put it on my Subway today and lost weight while I was eating.... :lol:

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 09:19 PM
Sorry Doug. I haven't listened to Brantley in a while and I felt the need to fill the void with a game thread filled with talk about food. Shall we discuss ice cream next? :O)

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 09:20 PM
Burning Hot? yum

Yep. They seemed wimpy at first, but after the 10th one or so....it caught up to me. *grin*

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 09:20 PM
Heisey K's looking on a bad call

2-1 after 5.

50YrRedsFan
04-23-2013, 09:21 PM
Reds gone in the 5th...still only 2 hits.

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 09:21 PM
We are "testing" the Volcano Dust Level 4 (no listed on site) at work right now.... This stuff is crazy hot but has a fantastic taste to it.... I put it on my Subway today and lost weight while I was eating.... :lol:

I run 4 of those down here...I'll stick to talking about the game now as I don't want to talk about Subway. :D

Hillsdale87
04-23-2013, 09:22 PM
Pretty wide strike zone there... One strike called on Bruce was about 6 inches outside, and that strike 3 call to Heisey didn't look close

Red Raindog
04-23-2013, 09:22 PM
Yep. They seemed wimpy at first, but after the 10th one or so....it caught up to me. *grin*

my favorite

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 09:23 PM
Sappelt doubles

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 09:24 PM
Odd play there. Double to right center that Choo cuts off and then airmails the throw to 2nd.

Red Raindog
04-23-2013, 09:24 PM
now that was a sub standard throw

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 09:25 PM
now that was a sub standard throw

Did he slip or something? It seemed awkward.

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 09:26 PM
Castro flies out to right, Sappelt tags and moves to third. 1 out.

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 09:26 PM
Fly out to right. Sappelt advances to third.

Red Raindog
04-23-2013, 09:26 PM
Did he slip or something? It seemed awkward.

could not tell

I'm not by the TV so I'm watching on my phone

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 09:27 PM
Nice pitch....bad swing.

RedsMan3203
04-23-2013, 09:28 PM
Phillips, Miller.... Oh yeh!

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 09:28 PM
Rizzo grounds out to a drawn-in BP, who fires home and Corky tags out Sappelt! 2 out.

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 09:28 PM
NICE! Heck of a play by Phillips and Corky! Dead at the plate.

Red in Chicago
04-23-2013, 09:28 PM
datdude

RedsfaninMT
04-23-2013, 09:28 PM
We are "testing" the Volcano Dust Level 4 (no listed on site) at work right now.... This stuff is crazy hot but has a fantastic taste to it.... I put it on my Subway today and lost weight while I was eating.... :lol:

It makes a huge difference where it's grown. Just know that Capsiacin, the stuff that makes it hot, scores at 16,000,000 Scoville units, while dragon ranges from 500K to 1 mill. Trust me, this kinkda stuff was often talked about when I grew up, as my dad researched peppers...even has two named after him.

Oh, and nice play by BP!

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 09:29 PM
Rizzo picked off. Love it!

RedsMan3203
04-23-2013, 09:29 PM
That's how you get out of an inning.... Now, lets get the bats cookin'.

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 09:29 PM
Rizzo picked off by Cingrani and tagged out to end the frame. Good work!

redsfaninbsg
04-23-2013, 09:29 PM
Score some runs.

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 09:30 PM
Corky, TC & Choo due up. Let's not get ahead of ourselves. Ah screw it....Corky GO YARD! :O)

LegallyMinded
04-23-2013, 09:32 PM
Corky, TC & Choo due up. Let's not get ahead of ourselves.

Can we get ahead of the Cubs instead? :)

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 09:33 PM
Corky K's
Cingrani K's

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 09:34 PM
Ugly swing by Cingrani. Yuck.

RedsMan3203
04-23-2013, 09:35 PM
Can Choo play LF?

Red in Chicago
04-23-2013, 09:35 PM
choooooo

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 09:35 PM
Choo safe on a grounder to first, beating the flip to Villanueva

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 09:35 PM
NICE! Way to hustle Choo!

RedsMan3203
04-23-2013, 09:35 PM
I really like this kid.....

KYRedsFan
04-23-2013, 09:36 PM
out

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 09:36 PM
Nope. He was out. Caught a break. I'll take it.

50YrRedsFan
04-23-2013, 09:36 PM
Reds offense has to do better than this if we plan to do anything on the upcoming road trip.

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 09:37 PM
Cozart flies out to left.

2-1 bears after 6.

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 09:37 PM
Reds offense has to do better than this if we plan to do anything on the upcoming road trip.
No offense 40YrRedsFan, but you're basically a broken record.

membengal
04-23-2013, 09:38 PM
Reds offense has to do better than this if we plan to do anything on the upcoming road trip.

I'll bite. You do know they are 7-1 on this homestand, right?

RedsMan3203
04-23-2013, 09:38 PM
The 7th inning is the Reds inning anyway.....

50YrRedsFan
04-23-2013, 09:39 PM
No offense 40YrRedsFan, but you're basically a broken record.

The Reds offense is so frustrating.

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 09:41 PM
Soriano singles off Cozart's glove

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 09:42 PM
Soriano singles off Cozart's glove

Janish would've had it.

Sorry....had to be done. :p

membengal
04-23-2013, 09:42 PM
The Reds offense is so frustrating.

Aren't they leading MLB? I mean, seriously.

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 09:43 PM
Aren't they leading MLB? I mean, seriously.

Agreed. What does it matter which inning they score in as long as they keep scoring?

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 09:44 PM
KKKKKKKK

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 09:44 PM
Castillo K's

The Snow Chief
04-23-2013, 09:44 PM
Corky can call a good game and handle the defensive aspects of the catching position, but offensively it is like having two pitchers in the lineup. He looked really bad in his first two at bats. He will probably have one more AB, let's hope he redeems himself.

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 09:45 PM
Tony at 90 pitches. He's giving Dusty the innings he was wanting. Heck of an outing so far.

VR
04-23-2013, 09:45 PM
I'm down here in Texas and I eat Jalepenos like M&M's. Habaneros are extremely hot, but more importantly they have a great taste. I've tried some of those "volcano" peppers....and while they're hotter than Habanero's...they don't have a good taste IMO.

I'm in San Antonio this week.....and can't get enough fried jalepenos. :thumbup:

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 09:45 PM
Hairston infield pop-up, caught by BP. 2 out.

uh oh, here comes Ransom.

Cedric
04-23-2013, 09:46 PM
I don't agree with the scoring decision on the Soriano hit leading off this inning.

membengal
04-23-2013, 09:47 PM
On a night where the bullpen was gassed and used up, in the middle of this stretch of games without a day off, this has been a huge night from Cingrani for this club.

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 09:50 PM
Ondrusek warming up. Cingrani at 98.

OGB
04-23-2013, 09:50 PM
I don't agree with the scoring decision on the Soriano hit leading off this inning.

Same here. The Cubs official scorer pulls that nonsense. We should strive to be better than that.

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 09:51 PM
Ransom K's to end the inning and almost certainly Cingrani's night.

RedsMan3203
04-23-2013, 09:51 PM
Man, the rook showed up tonight.... Lets get this kid some runs!

NeilHamburger
04-23-2013, 09:51 PM
That'll do pig.

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 09:51 PM
KKKKKKKKK

Well done young man! :clap: :clap: ZERO walks!

membengal
04-23-2013, 09:52 PM
That's just an unreal start for this club given the state of the pen.

50YrRedsFan
04-23-2013, 09:52 PM
Cingrani probably done...great outing

texasdave
04-23-2013, 09:52 PM
Duck Dynasty in the house. Excellent job, Cingrani.

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 09:53 PM
I can't remember a Reds pitching staff going on a strikeout binge like we're on right now. EVERYBODY is punching guys out like it's easy!

Red Raindog
04-23-2013, 09:54 PM
I can't remember a Reds pitching staff going on a strikeout binge like we're on right now. EVERYBODY is punching guys out like it's easy!

I particularly like the 0 BB

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 09:54 PM
Votto grounds out weakly to 2nd.

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 09:54 PM
As good as Joey looked last series...he's looked just as bad in this one.

RedsMan3203
04-23-2013, 09:54 PM
I can't remember a Reds pitching staff going on a strikeout binge like we're on right now. EVERYBODY is punching guys out like it's easy!

So easy a ??? can do it?

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 09:55 PM
I particularly like the 0 BB

Agreed. It's a stark difference from the club when Volquez was here.

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 09:56 PM
BP reaches on an error

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 09:57 PM
Heck of a play by Ransom and then he channels his inner Edwin and throws it to the fans down the 1b line.

Red Raindog
04-23-2013, 09:57 PM
Agreed. It's a stark difference from the club when Volquez was here.

I demerit for even mentioning his name

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 09:57 PM
Time to make 'em pay Jay. Big fly!

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 10:00 PM
Bruce walks

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 10:00 PM
BB to Bruce. 2 on, one out for the Toddfather.

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 10:01 PM
Frazier grounds into a double play. Ugh. Inning over.

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 10:01 PM
Crap. Grounder to 3rd. Dp. *sigh*

Red Raindog
04-23-2013, 10:01 PM
Todd looking pretty bad right now --- might need a seat for a game

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 10:02 PM
Well, one things for sure....Villanueva's numbers are NOT a fluke. He's pitching a whale of a game.

Billy_Bearcat
04-23-2013, 10:03 PM
Frazier with a lot of first pitch outs.

Red Raindog
04-23-2013, 10:04 PM
Well, one things for sure....Villanueva's numbers are NOT a fluke. He's pitching a whale of a game.

I hate it when we face soft tossers --- seems like a bad night too often or memory says it is so

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 10:04 PM
Ondru the Giant in to pitch

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 10:06 PM
Barney grounds out to short

PuffyPig
04-23-2013, 10:06 PM
Well, one things for sure....Villanueva's numbers are NOT a fluke. He's pitching a whale of a game.

BABIP .189 before today, even lower now. FIP is 4.16.

He is what he is, a lifetime 4.17 guy who's getting some good luck in a small sample size.

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 10:07 PM
Villanueva K's

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 10:09 PM
Sappelt walks

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 10:09 PM
BABIP .189 before today, even lower now. FIP is 4.16.

He is what he is, a lifetime 4.17 guy who's getting some good luck in a small sample size.

You might be right. But they've said he's made some changes and we're seeing the difference. I agree that the BABIP will go up...but regardless of the luck, he's spotting his pitches well, changing speeds really well...basically keeping EVERY hitter totally off balance.

All I know is that he's looked DAMNED good tonight.

RedsMan3203
04-23-2013, 10:09 PM
Okay, that guy they zoomed in on clapping and chanting "pizza" made me LOL.

R_Webb18
04-23-2013, 10:10 PM
id ph corky

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 10:10 PM
Castro flies out to right to end the frame. Good work by the 8th wonder of the world.

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 10:10 PM
It's 10 for the pizza or 11?

NeilHamburger
04-23-2013, 10:11 PM
Cozart and Frazier are a combined 2 for their last 32. Ouch

R_Webb18
04-23-2013, 10:11 PM
It's 10 for the pizza or 11?

11

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 10:11 PM
Castro flies out to right to end the frame. Good work by the 8th wonder of the world.

He gets ragged on here a bunch, but he just seems to get the job done more often than not. I like Logan in the pen.

PuffyPig
04-23-2013, 10:12 PM
You might be right. But they've said he's made some changes and we're seeing the difference. I agree that the BABIP will go up...but regardless of the luck, he's spotting his pitches well, changing speeds really well...basically keeping EVERY hitter totally off balance.

All I know is that he's looked DAMNED good tonight.

You'd be surprised how good a pitcher looks when the ball is hit into play into an out.

A BABIP in the .150's or so is sure to make any pitcher look like Greg Maddux.

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 10:13 PM
Corky is slow lol

NeilHamburger
04-23-2013, 10:13 PM
LOL. How is that possible?

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 10:13 PM
You'd be surprised how good a pitcher looks when the ball is hit into play into an out.

A BABIP in the .150's or so is sure to make any pitcher look like Greg Maddux.

True. But I was looking at his pitches and locations....not the results of the swings.


Wow. Corky's kinda slow.

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 10:14 PM
Heisey grounded out to 3rd
Corky grounded out to 3rd
Hannhan pinch hitting

Crumbley
04-23-2013, 10:14 PM
Corky is awesome until you have to watch him play, wow.

PuffyPig
04-23-2013, 10:14 PM
True. But I was looking at his pitches and locations....not the results of the swings.




Unless he's discovered the secret of BABIP?

OGB
04-23-2013, 10:15 PM
Corky is slow lol

I could've given you a piggyback ride down the line faster.

toledodan
04-23-2013, 10:15 PM
the fact that corky
even got an AB in the 8th is a joke.

Billy_Bearcat
04-23-2013, 10:15 PM
Haven't made him throw a lot of pitches

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 10:15 PM
Corky is awesome until you have to watch him play, wow.

Actually, he hits and runs pretty damned good.........for a coach. ;)

RedsMan3203
04-23-2013, 10:16 PM
#ugh 10 more feet, please!

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 10:16 PM
Hannahan flies out to deep center.

2-1 bad baby bears after 8.

RiverRat13
04-23-2013, 10:16 PM
The stache is not aerodynamic.

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 10:16 PM
Darn. That looked pretty good off the bat. Just a loud out.

Okay boys....running out of frames.

NeilHamburger
04-23-2013, 10:16 PM
Damn, didn't carry

PuffyPig
04-23-2013, 10:17 PM
the fact that corky
even got an AB in the 8th is a joke.

Baker tends not to want to burn the 2nd catcher until there is no other option.

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 10:17 PM
The stache is not aerodynamic.

Nice. Yeah, that's why he's slow...too much drag. :laugh:

PuffyPig
04-23-2013, 10:17 PM
Haven't made him throw a lot of pitches
He's throwing strikes....

NeilHamburger
04-23-2013, 10:18 PM
Bad news is tomorrow the Reds face the Cubs best pitcher in The Shark.

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 10:18 PM
Uh-oh. Manny Parra in.

R_Webb18
04-23-2013, 10:18 PM
parra im sure give up at least 1

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 10:19 PM
Uh oh, Handy Manny Parra is in.

NeilHamburger
04-23-2013, 10:19 PM
Crowd wants the pizza

NeilHamburger
04-23-2013, 10:20 PM
They're chanting pizza

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 10:20 PM
This is like a wrestling crowd :lol:

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 10:20 PM
PIZZA!


Rizzo K's

NeilHamburger
04-23-2013, 10:20 PM
LOL, standing O

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 10:20 PM
LOL. Too funny.

RedsMan3203
04-23-2013, 10:20 PM
Might be the loudest cheer of the night.... For free pizza... smh.

holster10
04-23-2013, 10:20 PM
Mustachio has called a good game......

Red Raindog
04-23-2013, 10:21 PM
Crowd wants the pizza

their wish is --- granted

bellhead
04-23-2013, 10:21 PM
Pitchers are gonna put the owners in the poo house with all them strikeouts...

R_Webb18
04-23-2013, 10:22 PM
sloppy

RiverRat13
04-23-2013, 10:22 PM
Why throw that?

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 10:22 PM
Ohhh jeez Cozart. A slow roller and Cozart throws it way high. Soriano to 2nd.

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 10:22 PM
Really Zack? Sheesh! Why make the throw? You struggle to get the handle and then air mail it into the stands? Bad decision. Just eat the play.

NeilHamburger
04-23-2013, 10:23 PM
Their pitching has been great, but man, their position players haven't exactly provided awe inspiring play these last 2 games.

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 10:23 PM
Pitchers are gonna put the owners in the poo house with all them strikeouts...
http://www.wlwt.com/news/sports/reds/Reds-pitchers-have-cost-LaRosa-s-100k-in-free-pizza-so-far/-/16605524/19861326/-/2o7sx5/-/index.html?absolute=true

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 10:25 PM
Castillo K's.

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 10:25 PM
http://www.wlwt.com/news/sports/reds/Reds-pitchers-have-cost-LaRosa-s-100k-in-free-pizza-so-far/-/16605524/19861326/-/2o7sx5/-/index.html?absolute=true

Maybe that much in "sales". But there's no way they've given away that much in actual cost to them. None.

Joesh
04-23-2013, 10:26 PM
Just heard a "Shut up!" between the woos, haha

NeilHamburger
04-23-2013, 10:26 PM
Cardinals are winning 2-0 in the bottom of the 8th against the useless Nationals.

_Sir_Charles_
04-23-2013, 10:28 PM
Good job Manny. I was wrong. Good.

Tom Servo
04-23-2013, 10:28 PM
Schierholtz K's to end the frame.

Nice work by Manny!


Now score a run!