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cumberlandreds
06-04-2013, 03:57 PM
Tonights Reds lineup. Lutz in LF today. I think Bailey should bat 8th. (I'm only half kidding about that.)

Reds

1. Shin-Soo Choo (L) CF
2. Zack Cozart (R) SS
3. Joey Votto (L) 1B
4. Jay Bruce (L) RF
5. Todd Frazier (R) 3B
6. Donald Lutz (L) LF
7. Ryan Hanigan (R) C
8. Cesar Izturis (S) 2B
9. Homer Bailey (R) P

RedTeamGo!
06-04-2013, 04:10 PM
Tonights Reds lineup. Lutz in LF today. I think Bailey should bat 8th. (I'm only half kidding about that.)

Reds

1. Shin-Soo Choo (L) CF
2. Zack Cozart (R) SS
3. Joey Votto (L) 1B
4. Jay Bruce (L) RF
5. Todd Frazier (R) 3B
6. Donald Lutz (L) LF
7. Ryan Hanigan (R) C
8. Cesar Izturis (S) 2B
9. Homer Bailey (R) P

Just looked up Izturis on baseball-reference and he has walked 223 times in 4,603 plate appearances over a career spanning 13 years. My God.

In all seriousness - let's say Phillips is out for the entire month of June. What are your predictions on how many runs the Reds will score.

My guess: 60

R_Webb18
06-04-2013, 04:54 PM
when did 3-4 games go to a month?

RedTeamGo!
06-04-2013, 05:26 PM
Sorry, I was not very clear. I did not mean because of this injury. I meant if Phillips were to be out for all of June for any reason. I do not think Phillips is going to be out for a month. Was just a hypothetical.

Is Hannahan unable to play 2B? I thought he was a utility guy, not just a backup 3B.

NebraskaRed
06-04-2013, 05:43 PM
Sorry, I was not very clear. I did not mean because of this injury. I meant if Phillips were to be out for all of June for any reason. I do not think Phillips is going to be out for a month. Was just a hypothetical.

Is Hannahan unable to play 2B? I thought he was a utility guy, not just a backup 3B.

I think I read he's only played 2B once.

cumberlandreds
06-04-2013, 05:56 PM
I think I read he's only played 2B once.

I read that too. They got Hannahan to backup 3rd,1st and maybe a litle outfield. Izturis is to backup 2nd and SS.

Here's Hannhan by position. One game at 2nd base,two innings in 2009. He's played SS a little more,9 games and 24 innings.

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/H/Phannj001.htm

New York Red
06-04-2013, 06:17 PM
What's the latest word on when Brandon might return?

NebraskaRed
06-04-2013, 06:20 PM
What's the latest word on when Brandon might return?

http://cincinnati.com/blogs/reds/2013/06/04/brandon-phillips-says-he-can-hit-cant-field/

reds1869
06-04-2013, 06:42 PM
http://cincinnati.com/blogs/reds/2013/06/04/brandon-phillips-says-he-can-hit-cant-field/

So BP can hit but can't field right now. As opposed to Izturis who can field but can't hit.

NebraskaRed
06-04-2013, 06:44 PM
So BP can hit but can't field right now. As opposed to Izturis who can field but can't hit.

If they switched off throughout the game, do you think the umps would notice?

redsfaninbsg
06-04-2013, 06:46 PM
At least he's able to pinch hit. That's a step in the right direction.

ProfessorTofty
06-04-2013, 08:12 PM
Fowler flies to center, one out.

WildcatFan
06-04-2013, 08:13 PM
Long time no game thread for me. Have I missed anything?

Gizmo
06-04-2013, 08:13 PM
Long time no game thread for me. Have I missed anything?

We lost a lot, according to game threads.

NebraskaRed
06-04-2013, 08:14 PM
Long time no game thread for me. Have I missed anything?

something something Dusty something something Izturis something something lineup something something Cardinals.

That's about it.

ProfessorTofty
06-04-2013, 08:15 PM
something something Izturis
A lot of this, and nothing good when it comes to the "something something."

texasdave
06-04-2013, 08:15 PM
Hoping to see a nice bounceback effort from Homer.

ProfessorTofty
06-04-2013, 08:18 PM
Gonzalez takes a walk with two outs.

redsfaninbsg
06-04-2013, 08:18 PM
Nice AB by CarGo.

texasdave
06-04-2013, 08:18 PM
3-4 Shut the door! I am regressing to my youth. :)

Tom Servo
06-04-2013, 08:18 PM
Just a good AB by CarGo there.

texasdave
06-04-2013, 08:18 PM
Bailey's delivery seems pretty effortless.

WildcatFan
06-04-2013, 08:19 PM
Just a good AB by CarGo there.

You should probably just Ctrl-C that post.

Gizmo
06-04-2013, 08:19 PM
Homer already with more pitches than Bronson had last night.

ProfessorTofty
06-04-2013, 08:19 PM
Tulowitzki done swinging on three strikes and the inning's over.

Tom Servo
06-04-2013, 08:20 PM
Good morning, good afternoon, get the hell out of here.

texasdave
06-04-2013, 08:20 PM
Having no life, I was reading the MLB rules. Hitters are not supposed to step outside the dirt portion around the plate between pitches. Tulowitzki does. Kick him out!! lol

Of course, I am pretty sure Jay Bruce does as well. He steps way back at times.

texasdave
06-04-2013, 08:23 PM
Nicasio has made 35 career starts. He has gone 6 or more innings just 16 times. That bodes well for the local nine.

ProfessorTofty
06-04-2013, 08:24 PM
Choo blasts one to the wall in center for a double!

Tom Servo
06-04-2013, 08:24 PM
There's the Choo we know and love.

WildcatFan
06-04-2013, 08:24 PM
Glad to see Choo rock one there. Hope his mini-slump is about over.

texasdave
06-04-2013, 08:24 PM
Choooooo doubles to lead things off for the Men of Red.

BluegrassRedleg
06-04-2013, 08:25 PM
See, Gangham Style really does suck.

texasdave
06-04-2013, 08:25 PM
Ahhh. Cozart has to bat second. He's number 2.

WildcatFan
06-04-2013, 08:26 PM
Jay Bruce changed Choo's AB music to Gangnam Style. Choo changed it back tonight since he was slumping. Jay needs to mind his own business.

NebraskaRed
06-04-2013, 08:26 PM
Hah, Choo rejects "Gangam Style"

ProfessorTofty
06-04-2013, 08:26 PM
Cozart strikes out.

NebraskaRed
06-04-2013, 08:26 PM
Cozart said, "Watch this Drew Stubbs impression I've been working on."

Gizmo
06-04-2013, 08:27 PM
Unproductive outs :(

WildcatFan
06-04-2013, 08:28 PM
Wow, Joey's home/road splits are really wild.

Tom Servo
06-04-2013, 08:29 PM
Thought that would be a single up the middle off the bat.

ProfessorTofty
06-04-2013, 08:29 PM
Votto hits one right at the pitcher. Out at first, Choo to third.

texasdave
06-04-2013, 08:29 PM
Tough break for Joey Baseball.

ProfessorTofty
06-04-2013, 08:30 PM
Bruce pops out in foul territory, and Choo is stranded.

WildcatFan
06-04-2013, 08:30 PM
Tough strand there.

ProfessorTofty
06-04-2013, 08:33 PM
Cuddyer singles to center.

BluegrassRedleg
06-04-2013, 08:35 PM
Looks like a gorgeous night in Cincinnati. Love that high-angle shot that shows the river and KY in the background.

WildcatFan
06-04-2013, 08:36 PM
Looks like a gorgeous night in Cincinnati. Love that high-angle shot that shows the river and KY in the background.

Especially the Kentucky part.

redsfaninbsg
06-04-2013, 08:38 PM
Need a K

texasdave
06-04-2013, 08:39 PM
Bailey gets a temporary reprieve on the ground-rule double. And he does not take advantage. 2-0 Rox.

WildcatFan
06-04-2013, 08:39 PM
Get the ball down, Homer.

redsfaninbsg
06-04-2013, 08:40 PM
Why the hell would you give him that pitch?

BluegrassRedleg
06-04-2013, 08:40 PM
Very odd positioning there for Votto vs. LHB. That ball wasn't exactly right down the line.

Chip R
06-04-2013, 08:41 PM
Why the hell would you give him that pitch?

Why the hell would you even pitch to him with 1st open and the pitcher on deck?

texasdave
06-04-2013, 08:41 PM
Get the ball down, Homer.

It looked like Hanigan called for that ball up, right?

redsfaninbsg
06-04-2013, 08:41 PM
Why the hell would you even pitch to him with 1st open and the pitcher on deck?

Valid point.

WildcatFan
06-04-2013, 08:42 PM
Why the hell would you even pitch to him with 1st open and the pitcher on deck?

The "don't walk the bases loaded" adage.

ProfessorTofty
06-04-2013, 08:42 PM
And now Fowler lines one into center field for a single, and it's 3-0.

Chip R
06-04-2013, 08:42 PM
The "don't walk the bases loaded" adage.

With the pitcher on deck?

WildcatFan
06-04-2013, 08:43 PM
It looked like Hanigan called for that ball up, right?

I didn't look, but with a guy on third and one out, you can't be sending stuff up over the plate.

dougdirt
06-04-2013, 08:43 PM
Time to let Mesoraco catch Bailey again.

I should have added a sarcasm tag.

WildcatFan
06-04-2013, 08:43 PM
With the pitcher on deck?

I'm not advocating it, but yeah.

redsfaninbsg
06-04-2013, 08:43 PM
With the way this offense is going, much more and this game is over.

Maker_84
06-04-2013, 08:45 PM
Homer has become awful again

Tom Servo
06-04-2013, 08:45 PM
Homer has become awful again
Go away.

Chip R
06-04-2013, 08:46 PM
I'm not advocating it, but yeah.

Since when is there an adage not to walk the bases loaded? It's done all the time.

WildcatFan
06-04-2013, 08:46 PM
With the way this offense is going, much more and this game is over.

Third in the league and nearly 5 runs per game over the last couple weeks?

ProfessorTofty
06-04-2013, 08:47 PM
Frazier with a double to the wall to start the inning.

WildcatFan
06-04-2013, 08:48 PM
Since when is there an adage not to walk the bases loaded? It's done all the time.

Am I wrong about that? I feel like I've heard it forever. Maybe it's just in terms of a normal 1-7 position player at the plate.

redsfaninbsg
06-04-2013, 08:49 PM
Third in the league and nearly 5 runs per game over the last couple weeks?

Since BP got hurt what are they averaging? See I can use stats to help me too.

BluegrassRedleg
06-04-2013, 08:50 PM
Since BP got hurt what are they averaging?

You're asking for a two-day average? I don't think you need a calculator for that one.

dougdirt
06-04-2013, 08:50 PM
Since BP got hurt what are they averaging? See I can use stats to help me too.

Hasn't that been just two games?

RedsBrick
06-04-2013, 08:50 PM
Wow! Frazier hasn't homered since April 24th? I had no idea it's been that long.

texasdave
06-04-2013, 08:50 PM
Got one back.

BluegrassRedleg
06-04-2013, 08:51 PM
There are chicks in the NCAA softball championship who can hit the ball harder than Izturis.

WildcatFan
06-04-2013, 08:53 PM
Since BP got hurt what are they averaging? See I can use stats to help me too.

3.5 runs per game. Small sample size may apply.

Chip R
06-04-2013, 08:53 PM
Am I wrong about that? I feel like I've heard it forever. Maybe it's just in terms of a normal 1-7 position player at the plate.

You're probably thinking about walking the go-ahead or winning run. Bases loaded and 1 out if the next batter hits a ground ball, it's a double play or at the very least you can get the lead runner at home.

Chip R
06-04-2013, 08:53 PM
There are chicks in the NCAA softball championship who can hit the ball harder than Izturis.

They are bigger, though. ;)

Gizmo
06-04-2013, 08:54 PM
3.5 runs per game. Small sample size may apply.

So you're saying that if we can do that, we win? Wasn't the argument that we'd lose down 3-0?

WildcatFan
06-04-2013, 08:54 PM
You're probably thinking about walking the go-ahead or winning run. Bases loaded and 1 out if the next batter hits a ground ball, it's a double play or at the very least you can get the lead runner at home.

You may be right. That's such a weird thing to have wrong in my head for several years.

WildcatFan
06-04-2013, 08:55 PM
so you're saying that if we can do that, we win? Wasn't the argument that we'd lose down 3-0?

too much math leave me alone.

texasdave
06-04-2013, 08:59 PM
I think later in the game they walk to load the bases. Early in the game you try to stay away from the big inning. So you don't put on additional baserunners. Kinda like early you leave the infield back and late you bring them in. Or I could be entirely wrong.

WildcatFan
06-04-2013, 09:00 PM
I hope the Reds beat the Cardinals in all the games.

texasdave
06-04-2013, 09:03 PM
Bailey has never homered. Odd. He isn't a bad hitter and is certainly strong enough.

ProfessorTofty
06-04-2013, 09:04 PM
The Reds go down 1-2-3, and that's the end of the third.

Chip R
06-04-2013, 09:07 PM
I think later in the game they walk to load the bases. Early in the game you try to stay away from the big inning. So you don't put on additional baserunners. Kinda like early you leave the infield back and late you bring them in. Or I could be entirely wrong.

It depends on the situation. If Miggy Cabrera or some mere mortal is up, you play the infield back and take your chances. But with the 8th place hitter up and the pitcher on deck, why wouldn't you walk him and try to get a DP with the pitcher up? I can see the strategy of pitching to the 8th place hitter since he's the 8th place hitter for a reason but why take your chances?

texasdave
06-04-2013, 09:09 PM
It depends on the situation. If Miggy Cabrera or some mere mortal is up, you play the infield back and take your chances. But with the 8th place hitter up and the pitcher on deck, why wouldn't you walk him and try to get a DP with the pitcher up? I can see the strategy of pitching to the 8th place hitter since he's the 8th place hitter for a reason but why take your chances?

I can see your point. I am just suggesting why they may have played it the way they did.

texasdave
06-04-2013, 09:09 PM
It depends on the situation. If Miggy Cabrera or some mere mortal is up, you play the infield back and take your chances. But with the 8th place hitter up and the pitcher on deck, why wouldn't you walk him and try to get a DP with the pitcher up? I can see the strategy of pitching to the 8th place hitter since he's the 8th place hitter for a reason but why take your chances?

I can see your point. I am just suggesting why they may have played it the way they did.

WildcatFan
06-04-2013, 09:12 PM
Just read the story on the potential PED suspensions. Crazy stuff. I'd be thrilled to see Braun go down for cheating.

texasdave
06-04-2013, 09:15 PM
Or maybe Dusty just wants the Rally Onion to get in a little action tonight. Get that Onion warmed up for the St. Louis series.

WildcatFan
06-04-2013, 09:16 PM
Thought for sure that was gone.

Tom Servo
06-04-2013, 09:16 PM
ahh crap

ProfessorTofty
06-04-2013, 09:16 PM
Bruce robbed on a blast to the wall; caught by Fowler.

I thought that was gone too.

BluegrassRedleg
06-04-2013, 09:17 PM
They are bigger, though. ;)

No doubt. :laugh:

BluegrassRedleg
06-04-2013, 09:18 PM
Cameraman made Bruce's fly look like it was heading for the Tundra. It's like Lucy pulling the ball away from Charlie Brown when they do that to us.

ProfessorTofty
06-04-2013, 09:18 PM
Frazier with a double, Votto scores!


And Lutz gets every bit of a ball, but it goes foul.

Gizmo
06-04-2013, 09:20 PM
crushed foul.

BluegrassRedleg
06-04-2013, 09:20 PM
Wow. Straighten that bad boy out, Lutz.

texasdave
06-04-2013, 09:20 PM
Down (the line) goes Frazier!!! 3-2.

757690
06-04-2013, 09:21 PM
Reds are crushing the ball. I doubt they only score 2 runs this game.

Kcbuckeye22
06-04-2013, 09:23 PM
Lutz is quick for a big dude.

ProfessorTofty
06-04-2013, 09:23 PM
Wild pitch brings Frazier to third.

reds44
06-04-2013, 09:25 PM
I really hope Lutz is able to put everything together when he eventually goes back to the minors. His swing and his power is something.

Tom Servo
06-04-2013, 09:25 PM
The Dude hanging out in the Rockies bullpen.

ProfessorTofty
06-04-2013, 09:27 PM
Hanigan gets a double now, and we're tied up!

Tom Servo
06-04-2013, 09:27 PM
The Manigan delivers!

WildcatFan
06-04-2013, 09:27 PM
The Dude hanging out in the Rockies bullpen.

Rockies fans are nihilists.

RedTeamGo!
06-04-2013, 09:27 PM
Rumors that Braun is going to get a 100 game suspension. Whoa. 20 players are named.

Billy_Bearcat
06-04-2013, 09:28 PM
Rumors that Braun is going to get a 100 game suspension. Whoa. 20 players are named.

Got any links?

Gizmo
06-04-2013, 09:28 PM
yay cesar is going to turn the lineup over, thanks Rox!

Tom Servo
06-04-2013, 09:28 PM
lol walking izturis

ProfessorTofty
06-04-2013, 09:28 PM
They're walking Izturis? LOL.

WildcatFan
06-04-2013, 09:28 PM
I'd rather pitch to Izturis than Homer in this situation.

Chip R
06-04-2013, 09:29 PM
Reds are crushing the ball. I doubt they only score 2 runs this game.

Brilliant! :beerme:

ProfessorTofty
06-04-2013, 09:29 PM
Got any links?

http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/9301536/major-league-baseball-suspend-20-players-including-alex-rodriguez-ryan-braun-part-miami-investigation

NebraskaRed
06-04-2013, 09:29 PM
Intentionally walking Izturis?

Is it his birthday?

BCubb2003
06-04-2013, 09:29 PM
They want no part of Cesar Izturis. None of his parts.

Kcbuckeye22
06-04-2013, 09:29 PM
I really hope Lutz is able to put everything together when he eventually goes back to the minors. His swing and his power is something.

Possible cleanup hitter?

RedsBrick
06-04-2013, 09:30 PM
lol walking izturis

seriously! Thank you very much Rocks!

Chip R
06-04-2013, 09:30 PM
Got any links?

http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/9301536/major-league-baseball-suspend-20-players-including-alex-rodriguez-ryan-braun-part-miami-investigation

ProfessorTofty
06-04-2013, 09:32 PM
Bailey bounces one to third and that ends the inning.

Chip R
06-04-2013, 09:32 PM
lol walking izturis

And it worked. Pay attention, Dusty.

Kcbuckeye22
06-04-2013, 09:33 PM
A few feet away and a few to the left and that inning would of been huge. I'll take a 3-3 game.

NebraskaRed
06-04-2013, 09:33 PM
And it worked. Pay attention, Dusty.

Worked for the Reds. Now they have Choo and not Bailey up first next inning.

Big Klu
06-04-2013, 09:34 PM
I really hope Lutz is able to put everything together when he eventually goes back to the minors. His swing and his power is something.

When Lutz first got the callup, I thought he reminded me of Cliff Floyd. But the more I see of him I think he reminds me of a very young Dave Parker. He is just an imposing physical specimen.

foxfire123
06-04-2013, 09:35 PM
So. Does anyone else look at Jay Bruce and think he's channeling Superman with that haircut?

Billy_Bearcat
06-04-2013, 09:36 PM
http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/9301536/major-league-baseball-suspend-20-players-including-alex-rodriguez-ryan-braun-part-miami-investigation

If true Braun should be done with baseball.

Kcbuckeye22
06-04-2013, 09:37 PM
So. Does anyone else look at Jay Bruce and think he's channeling Superman with that haircut?

I'm waiting to see him and a few reds in a head and shoulders commercial.

ProfessorTofty
06-04-2013, 09:38 PM
Bailey strikes out Fowler, two out.

RedsBrick
06-04-2013, 09:40 PM
I'm waiting to see him and a few reds in a head and shoulders commercial.

why not? The one with Hamilton looks to be shot in GABP. You can see the smoke stacks in that outfield shot.

Chip R
06-04-2013, 09:43 PM
If true Braun should be done with baseball.

Like I said in the thread on ORG, he beat the rap once before. These guys are probably guilty but it looks circumstantial.

ProfessorTofty
06-04-2013, 09:44 PM
Choo flies out to left, one out.

RedsBrick
06-04-2013, 09:45 PM
Like I said in the thread on ORG, he beat the rap once before. These guys are probably guilty but it looks circumstantial.

According to reports the guy running that facility is now a witness and is willing to testify that he supplied the PEDs to those players.

Kcbuckeye22
06-04-2013, 09:47 PM
I don't know about anyone else but I wanna see some HR production from Frazier and Cozart.

foxfire123
06-04-2013, 09:47 PM
According to reports the guy running that facility is now a witness and is willing to testify that he supplied the PEDs to those players.

And that he injected A-Rod personally.... This is going to get ugly.

Chip R
06-04-2013, 09:48 PM
According to reports the guy running that facility is now a witness and is willing to testify that he supplied the PEDs to those players.

MLB said they would drop the lawsuit they filed against him, indemnify him for any liability arising from his cooperation; provide personal security for him and even put in a good word with any law enforcement agency that may bring charges against him. Seems like pretty good incentive to testify if you ask me.

Kcbuckeye22
06-04-2013, 09:50 PM
MLB said they would drop the lawsuit they filed against him, indemnify him for any liability arising from his cooperation; provide personal security for him and even put in a good word with any law enforcement agency that may bring charges against him. Seems like pretty good incentive to testify if you ask me.

Sounds like a deal to me too.

Tom Servo
06-04-2013, 09:54 PM
Homie on a roll.

ProfessorTofty
06-04-2013, 10:06 PM
Jay Bruce now in scoring position after a ball in the dirt.

NeilHamburger
06-04-2013, 10:08 PM
Do the Reds really have no one more ready than Lutz?

RedEye
06-04-2013, 10:08 PM
Come on, Hanny. Let's do it again!

Kcbuckeye22
06-04-2013, 10:14 PM
Do the Reds really have no one more ready than Lutz?

Perez looks good in AAA.
Robinson is hitting good and has speed.

I'd like to see Lutz do some time in AAA and get some good at bat time. Lutz will be a beast.

Tom Servo
06-04-2013, 10:16 PM
Homie in trouble.

Kcbuckeye22
06-04-2013, 10:17 PM
Votto needs a day off. Period. If we win this one, let Votto rest. We need the Votto of a couple weeks ago against the cards.

Chip R
06-04-2013, 10:18 PM
Votto needs a day off. Period. If we win this one, let Votto rest. We need the Votto of a couple weeks ago against the cards.

He's getting the day off on Thursday.

NebraskaRed
06-04-2013, 10:18 PM
Votto needs a day off. Period. If we win this one, let Votto rest. We need the Votto of a couple weeks ago against the cards.

Dusty has been talking about giving Votto a day off. I think Phillips getting hurt threw a wrench into those plans.

BluegrassRedleg
06-04-2013, 10:21 PM
Yesssirrreeeeee!

Tom Servo
06-04-2013, 10:21 PM
Yesiree!

Kcbuckeye22
06-04-2013, 10:21 PM
Dusty has been talking about giving Votto a day off. I think Phillips getting hurt threw a wrench into those plans.

His at bats haven't been as intense and his routine defense isn't routine.

ProfessorTofty
06-04-2013, 10:21 PM
Sweet double play there to get us out of trouble! No damage done, still 3-3.

Kcbuckeye22
06-04-2013, 10:22 PM
Zona up on STL. 4-3.

New York Red
06-04-2013, 10:22 PM
Another QS by a Reds starter. Now lets plate a run and get Homer a W.

ThatPitchIsDunn
06-04-2013, 10:23 PM
Why is he in the on-deck circle?

Kcbuckeye22
06-04-2013, 10:25 PM
Why is he in the on-deck circle?

I agree. Robinson then Sammy.

Tom Servo
06-04-2013, 10:29 PM
X gon give it to ya.

ThatPitchIsDunn
06-04-2013, 10:29 PM
All good - X gonna give it to ya. C'mon Choo!

Maker_84
06-04-2013, 10:29 PM
Xavier Paul is not good enough to be an everyday player but he is a great bench player

HokieRed
06-04-2013, 10:30 PM
At the moment, on this ballclub, I don't see why he's not playing everyday.

ProfessorTofty
06-04-2013, 10:30 PM
Base hit to center, Paul held at third, it's now first and third.

Chip R
06-04-2013, 10:31 PM
What does it take to score a guy?

Tom Servo
06-04-2013, 10:31 PM
Choo gon give it to ya...but not enough to score a run. 1st and 3rd.

ThatPitchIsDunn
06-04-2013, 10:31 PM
Base hit to center, Paul held at third, it's now first and third.

Squeeze it! Cozy can bunt.

Blitz Dorsey
06-04-2013, 10:31 PM
How in the WORLD did he hold the runner there?

Billy_Bearcat
06-04-2013, 10:31 PM
Paul was motoring...why stop at 3rd!?

ThatPitchIsDunn
06-04-2013, 10:32 PM
How in the WORLD did he hold the runner there?

Xman did a stop and go from 2nd base. I think he wasn't sure if Tulo was gonna get there and snag it.

WildcatFan
06-04-2013, 10:32 PM
How in the WORLD did he hold the runner there?

I just screamed the same thing.

Blitz Dorsey
06-04-2013, 10:32 PM
Xavier Paul is not good enough to be an everyday player but he is a great bench player

Maybe not "everyday" ... but if your other starting OFs are Choo and Bruce ... Paul is absolutely good enough to get the vast majority of starts in LF.

Red Raindog
06-04-2013, 10:32 PM
How in the WORLD did he hold the runner there?

He put his arms up as a signal for the runner to stop ... oh wait.....

LexRedsFan
06-04-2013, 10:32 PM
Thinking squeeze.

Blitz Dorsey
06-04-2013, 10:33 PM
Xman did a stop and go from 2nd base. I think he wasn't sure if Tulo was gonna get there and snag it.

I'm watching the game too. I think he would have had plenty of time to score. Different story if Votto was coming up. But it's Cozart.

WildcatFan
06-04-2013, 10:33 PM
Sac fly. Nothing fancy. Lets do this.

RedsBrick
06-04-2013, 10:34 PM
radio guys are putting that one on XP for not knowing where the shortstop was and hesitating on the hit.

ThatPitchIsDunn
06-04-2013, 10:34 PM
I'm watching the game too. I think he would have had plenty of time to score. Different story if Votto was coming up. But it's Cozart.

Indeed. Fowler's throw to the plate was a ragarm one too.

Kcbuckeye22
06-04-2013, 10:34 PM
Maybe not "everyday" ... but if your other starting OFs are Choo and Bruce ... Paul is absolutely good enough to get the vast majority of starts in LF.

I was thinking he was getting his fair share. 50% with Lutz and Robinson gets the rest. Paul isn't sellar on D.

Tom Servo
06-04-2013, 10:34 PM
Yes!!

ProfessorTofty
06-04-2013, 10:34 PM
Balk! Run scores!

Blitz Dorsey
06-04-2013, 10:34 PM
No way! That really happened! He forgot about the rule change. Hahaha

BluegrassRedleg
06-04-2013, 10:35 PM
WOW! I had forgotten about that rule change. :D

WildcatFan
06-04-2013, 10:35 PM
YESSSSS

Knew that was a good rule change!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maker_84
06-04-2013, 10:35 PM
BALK!!

ThatPitchIsDunn
06-04-2013, 10:35 PM
Just another reason that move never works. Balk scores a run.

jhiller21
06-04-2013, 10:35 PM
BAHAHAHAHAHA... it finally happened.

BluegrassRedleg
06-04-2013, 10:35 PM
LOL. Look at the 2nd baseman's reaction on the replay. Classic!

New York Red
06-04-2013, 10:35 PM
LOL ... I guess Escalona didn't get the memo. :laugh:

Wonderful Monds
06-04-2013, 10:36 PM
Oh my god!

Blitz Dorsey
06-04-2013, 10:36 PM
LOL. Look at the 2nd baseman's reaction on the replay. Classic!

I'll have to go back and watch that at the commercial. Missed it live. Haha. I bet it's classic. The catcher was pissed at the pitcher too.

Maker_84
06-04-2013, 10:36 PM
snakes lead the cards by 2 and the braves have tied the bucs

RedEye
06-04-2013, 10:36 PM
How long has that been considered a balk?

Mutaman
06-04-2013, 10:36 PM
Maybe not "everyday" ... but if your other starting OFs are Choo and Bruce ... Paul is absolutely good enough to get the vast majority of starts in LF.

you do not play Paul against a left handed pitcher.

BluegrassRedleg
06-04-2013, 10:37 PM
Somebody's Johnny On The Spot with that FOX video clip from spring training.

Tom Servo
06-04-2013, 10:37 PM
How long has that been considered a balk?
A few months.

WildcatFan
06-04-2013, 10:37 PM
How long has that been considered a balk?

About two and a half months.

Maker_84
06-04-2013, 10:37 PM
Lecure coming in the 8th thank god

RedsBrick
06-04-2013, 10:37 PM
How long has that been considered a balk?

This year

WildcatFan
06-04-2013, 10:37 PM
Oh that was so great.

Billy_Bearcat
06-04-2013, 10:39 PM
Love it. That move always drove me nuts. It never worked. It was a stupid move and it finally cost somebody.

RedEye
06-04-2013, 10:39 PM
About two and a half months.

Ah, okay. I guess I missed the memo somehow. Thanks.

Blitz Dorsey
06-04-2013, 10:39 PM
LOL. Look at the 2nd baseman's reaction on the replay. Classic!

Watched it. Pretty funny. Glove to the head like "Are you SERIOUS, man?"

Haha.

VR
06-04-2013, 10:39 PM
Dbacks with 10 hits so far through 4 2/3 against Wacha, lead 6-3

redsfaninbsg
06-04-2013, 10:40 PM
I hope LeCure is own his "A" game tonight. If not, who knows when he will get another shot.

Tom Servo
06-04-2013, 10:40 PM
Ah, okay. I guess I missed the memo somehow. Thanks.
You and Escalona.

New York Red
06-04-2013, 10:40 PM
With a name like "Outman" you pretty much have to be a baseball pitcher, yes?

redsfaninbsg
06-04-2013, 10:40 PM
Dbacks with 10 hits so far through 4 2/3 against Wacha, lead 6-3

Wacha pitching Sunday against the Reds?

Blitz Dorsey
06-04-2013, 10:40 PM
you do not play Paul against a left handed pitcher.

Agreed. That's Robinson's gig for now. But X-Man against almost all righties would be more than cool with me.

WildcatFan
06-04-2013, 10:41 PM
I hope LeCure is own his "A" game tonight. If not, who knows when he will get another shot.

Another shot for what?

Tom Servo
06-04-2013, 10:41 PM
I hope LeCure is own his "A" game tonight. If not, who knows when he will get another shot.
And if not, who will the natives fall over themselves to praise?

Blitz Dorsey
06-04-2013, 10:41 PM
With a name like "Outman" you pretty much have to be a baseball pitcher, yes?

Well, our starter tonight was named "Homer" and he's good. So...

Maker_84
06-04-2013, 10:42 PM
votto is lost at the plate idk what's happened to him

BCubb2003
06-04-2013, 10:42 PM
With a name like "Outman" you pretty much have to be a baseball pitcher, yes?

Good thing his name wasn't Hitman.

redsfaninbsg
06-04-2013, 10:42 PM
Another shot for what?

The eighth inning.............

WildcatFan
06-04-2013, 10:42 PM
Stupid fans doing the stupid wave.

Blitz Dorsey
06-04-2013, 10:42 PM
I hope LeCure is own his "A" game tonight. If not, who knows when he will get another shot.

He should come in, nibble, walk a guy or three, give up a couple of hits ... and then Dusty will think he's just like Broxton.

I kid, I kid!

Tom Servo
06-04-2013, 10:43 PM
A LOOGY against Votto and Bruce back to back, Dusty's worst nightmare.

WildcatFan
06-04-2013, 10:43 PM
The eighth inning.............

Gotcha. I don't think Dusty doubts his ability. Broxton just was signed for that role. Obviously he's not living up to it.

Blitz Dorsey
06-04-2013, 10:44 PM
votto is lost at the plate idk what's happened to him

I'm done with him. Time to DFA him.

Wonderful Monds
06-04-2013, 10:44 PM
With a name like "Outman" you pretty much have to be a baseball pitcher, yes?

Ill take an Outman over a Balfour.

Kcbuckeye22
06-04-2013, 10:44 PM
I say again Votto isn't intense at the plate. Day off is needed. Not counting Thursday.

Tom Servo
06-04-2013, 10:44 PM
DatDude lookin good.

VR
06-04-2013, 10:45 PM
The lefty with a 5.2 earnie comes in and K's Votto and Bruce.

Bleh

Blitz Dorsey
06-04-2013, 10:46 PM
Didn't Kramer from Seinfeld have that guy's name on his license plate at one point?

Oh, nm, that was the "Assman."

WildcatFan
06-04-2013, 10:46 PM
DatDude lookin good.

He's no DatDudeDL

Blitz Dorsey
06-04-2013, 10:46 PM
The lefty with a 5.2 earnie comes in and K's Votto and Bruce.

Bleh

But we take the lead on a balk.

Baseball.

New York Red
06-04-2013, 10:46 PM
Good thing his name wasn't Hitman.
Thomas Hearns likes this. :thumbup:

LexRedsFan
06-04-2013, 10:47 PM
Stupid fans doing the stupid wave.

Don't call them "stupid"

-BestFansStLouis

RedEye
06-04-2013, 10:47 PM
Gotcha. I don't think Dusty doubts his ability. Broxton just was signed for that role. Obviously he's not living up to it.

I thought Brox was signed to be the closer.

RedTeamGo!
06-04-2013, 10:47 PM
votto is lost at the plate idk what's happened to him

He had an at bat against a left handed pitching specialist? He is in a mini slump? He is a human being?

Are you serious?

WildcatFan
06-04-2013, 10:48 PM
Good call bringing in a guy who only gets outs here in the eighth.

RedEye
06-04-2013, 10:48 PM
I say again Votto isn't intense at the plate. Day off is needed. Not counting Thursday.

Votto not intense? Is that possible?

WildcatFan
06-04-2013, 10:49 PM
I thought Brox was signed to be the closer.

I think he was. Which makes so little sense I can't even unpack it. But it makes Aroldis look better and better in that spot.

jhiller21
06-04-2013, 10:49 PM
Klutz with the play in left

Blitz Dorsey
06-04-2013, 10:51 PM
LeCure is so much better than Broxton that it's not even funny. He comes in throwing strikes, has an idea of exactly what he wants to do ... and actually takes care of his body during the offseason.

Tom Servo
06-04-2013, 10:51 PM
LeCure doesn't get a strike call off the plate like Outman did. :(

Tom Servo
06-04-2013, 10:52 PM
Nevermind, Sam K's him anyway. It's ya boi DJ LaMahieu going back to the bench.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah4VQXe8YqU

Wonderful Monds
06-04-2013, 10:52 PM
It's amazing what Lecure turned into considering what kind of prospect he was.

Chip R
06-04-2013, 10:52 PM
So, 1st and 3rd with 1 out and the only way they can score is on a balk? Doesn't bode well for this weekend.

Captain Hook
06-04-2013, 10:53 PM
LeCure is so much better than Broxton that it's not even funny. He comes in throwing strikes, has an idea of exactly what he wants to do ... and actually takes care of his body during the offseason.

To be fair LeCure is much better than most relievers in baseball.

Blitz Dorsey
06-04-2013, 10:53 PM
It's amazing what Lecure turned into considering what kind of prospect he was.

True, true. He was never considered a top prospect after he was drafted. But he was a fourth-round pick (nothing to scoff at).

I completely hear you though. No one expected this. Not even LeCure's family, probably.

NebraskaRed
06-04-2013, 10:53 PM
So, 1st and 3rd with 1 out and the only way they can score is on a balk? Doesn't bode well for this weekend.

36-22, 3rd best record in all of baseball does bode well for this weekend.

Tom Servo
06-04-2013, 10:53 PM
So, 1st and 3rd with 1 out and the only way they can score is on a balk? Doesn't bode well for this weekend.
Cozart was going to hit a 3 run HR without the balk, obviously.

redsfaninbsg
06-04-2013, 10:54 PM
So, 1st and 3rd with 1 out and the only way they can score is on a balk? Doesn't bode well for this weekend.

Some here scoff but, I really think BP will make a big difference.

Blitz Dorsey
06-04-2013, 10:54 PM
To be fair LeCure is much better than most relievers in baseball.

This is true. But he's only in competition to be the "8th inning guy" for the Reds with one other player, hence my comparison.

WildcatFan
06-04-2013, 10:54 PM
So, 1st and 3rd with 1 out and the only way they can score is on a balk? Doesn't bode well for this weekend.

It's one scoring situation in the game, come on. They scored three other runs this game, too.

RedEye
06-04-2013, 10:54 PM
LeCure is so much better than Broxton that it's not even funny. He comes in throwing strikes, has an idea of exactly what he wants to do ... and actually takes care of his body during the offseason.

Agreed. Exactly the kind of refurbished AAAA starting pitcher that should be routinely converted to relief. I love his toughness, too. The job he and Latos did in game one of the playoffs last season is one of my favorite moments from the 2013 team.

Wonderful Monds
06-04-2013, 10:55 PM
True, true. He was never considered a top prospect after he was drafted. But he was a fourth-round pick (nothing to scoff at).

I completely hear you though. No one expected this. Not even LeCure's family, probably.

I remember him being something of a soft tossing righty as a starter, as a prospect. When they finally made him a reliever, he's started bringing it.

Tom Servo
06-04-2013, 10:56 PM
Just a good AB by CarGo there.

VR
06-04-2013, 10:56 PM
It's amazing what Lecure turned into considering what kind of prospect he was.

Early scouts didn't see the potential of his facial hair. Overachiever.

WildcatFan
06-04-2013, 10:56 PM
Oh that's good, Servo.

VR
06-04-2013, 10:57 PM
On gameday, looks like Sam is not getting any favors from the ump

KYRedsFan
06-04-2013, 10:57 PM
well ****. cmon now

RedEye
06-04-2013, 10:57 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but even though LeCure has been BABIP lucky this season, his other peripherals don't look to be too out of the ordinary per his career. So even if he comes down to earth a bit, he's still gonna have an ERA in the 2's most likely I would think.