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NebraskaRed
06-17-2013, 06:20 PM
Cincinnati Reds:
1. CF: Shin-Soo Choo
2. LF: Derrick Robinson
3. 1B: Joey Votto
4. 2B: Brandon Phillips
5. RF: Jay Bruce
6. 3B: Todd Frazier
7. SS: Zack Cozart
8. C: Devin Mesoraco
9. SP: Mike Leake

Pittsburgh Pirates:
1. LF: Starling Marte
2. RF: Alex Presley
3. CF: Andrew McCutchen
4. 1B: Garrett Jones
5. C: Russell Martin
6. 3B: Pedro Alvarez
7. 2B: Neil Walker
8. SS: Jordy Mercer
9. SP: Francisco Liriano

leeech86
06-17-2013, 07:05 PM
I'm excited for this series, and really hoping the Reds flex their home field advantage power.

Raisor
06-17-2013, 07:07 PM
Flip flop DRob and Choo and I would kiss Votto right on the lips.


My cat.

Not Joey.

Kcbuckeye22
06-17-2013, 07:52 PM
Leake has a monster night with a couple key hits and the reds hit a couple homers. Final score 7-3

Kcbuckeye22
06-17-2013, 07:53 PM
I'm excited for this series, and really hoping the Reds flex their home field advantage power.

I'm hoping for a 3-1 series. With no hit batters.

Red Raindog
06-17-2013, 07:58 PM
Flip flop DRob and Choo and I would kiss Votto right on the lips.


My cat.

Not Joey.

got to get the designated bunter in the 2 hole --- at least I thought it was a law somewhere

50YrRedsFan
06-17-2013, 08:06 PM
Cubs at Cardinals delayed by rain.

Red Raindog
06-17-2013, 08:09 PM
Cubs at Cardinals delayed by rain.

Odd -- it's sunny here in Northern Indiana and the radar doesn't show rain real close to the ball park

ProfessorTofty
06-17-2013, 08:10 PM
Looks like this game should be fine, as far as rain goes. Precipitation is off to the southwest and while it may eventually arrive, it shouldn't be before this game wraps up.

Magdal
06-17-2013, 08:11 PM
Cubs at Cardinals delayed by rain.It's a downpour of biblical proportions, but they may get in the minimum.

Braves game also delayed. Lord, what a wet Spring it's been!

LexRedsFan
06-17-2013, 08:11 PM
Pouring here in Ky. Looks slightly cloudy in Cincinnati, but I think we'll be fine tonight. Let's kick off this big series right!

50YrRedsFan
06-17-2013, 08:12 PM
Away we go

NebraskaRed
06-17-2013, 08:12 PM
Odd -- it's sunny here in Northern Indiana and the radar doesn't show rain real close to the ball park

They're in St. Louis ;)

Red Raindog
06-17-2013, 08:14 PM
Anybody have a clue why Votto has taken catching balls from the foul side of the line sometimes?

looks to me like if he had stretched out for that ball he would not have had to catch it on the short hop

Red Raindog
06-17-2013, 08:14 PM
They're in St. Louis ;)

duh -- my bad

50YrRedsFan
06-17-2013, 08:15 PM
2 down. Always good to have McCutchen hit with bases empty.

IABucFan
06-17-2013, 08:15 PM
Good luck to you guys. Hoping for a good series.

50YrRedsFan
06-17-2013, 08:16 PM
single for McCutchen

ProfessorTofty
06-17-2013, 08:17 PM
Fly to shallow left to end the Pirates's first.

Red Raindog
06-17-2013, 08:17 PM
Leake looks good in the first ---

50YrRedsFan
06-17-2013, 08:18 PM
Let's get to Liriano early and OFTEN!

ProfessorTofty
06-17-2013, 08:22 PM
Choo takes a walk and the announcers are hung up on the hit-by-pitches in past series. Really, I'm not interested in any fighting. Let's just play ball.

foxfire123
06-17-2013, 08:22 PM
Odd -- it's sunny here in Northern Indiana and the radar doesn't show rain real close to the ball park

Some heavy rain just moving into St Louis city, steady rain before and behind it. So yeah, wet.

Red Raindog
06-17-2013, 08:23 PM
Some heavy rain just moving into St Louis city, steady rain before and behind it. So yeah, wet.

stop rubbing it in --- I've already learned where the game is!

:lol::lol:

50YrRedsFan
06-17-2013, 08:25 PM
Robinson K's...Choo stays at 1st.

ProfessorTofty
06-17-2013, 08:25 PM
No good on the running game there. Choo thrown out at second.

Red Raindog
06-17-2013, 08:25 PM
Choo out on steal attempt -- ouch

Blitz Dorsey
06-17-2013, 08:26 PM
That sure was dumb on Choo's part.

ProfessorTofty
06-17-2013, 08:26 PM
And now Votto on with a single, and that missed steal really hurts.

Red Raindog
06-17-2013, 08:26 PM
too bad our 2 hole hitter failed to move Choo

_Sir_Charles_
06-17-2013, 08:26 PM
Choo thrown out. One of the poorest running Reds teams I've seen in a while. It's not that they're slow...just really poor success rate.

And there's the hit. Predictable.

WestSideBomber
06-17-2013, 08:28 PM
Very small crowd on hand tonight. Hopefully there's a bunch of folks who are still on their way.

foxfire123
06-17-2013, 08:28 PM
stop rubbing it in --- I've already learned where the game is!

:lol::lol:

Sorry... Wasn't even thinking about in Chicago or home... Just that Weather Channel radar can be mental at times! lol! :thumbup:

ProfessorTofty
06-17-2013, 08:29 PM
1st and 2nd now. Well, if we don't score this inning, hopefully we're at least wearing out their starter.

Red Raindog
06-17-2013, 08:29 PM
Phillips with the hit -- can we keep Bruce hot???

Kiko
06-17-2013, 08:30 PM
Pete Rose sitting behind home plate....

Red Raindog
06-17-2013, 08:31 PM
Sorry... Wasn't even thinking about in Chicago or home... Just that Weather Channel radar can be mental at times! lol! :thumbup:

Now you are dissing my college major -- meteorology -- tough crowd tonight

:p

50YrRedsFan
06-17-2013, 08:31 PM
2 singles and a walk, but we come up empty.

RedsfaninMT
06-17-2013, 08:35 PM
2 singles and a walk, but we come up empty.

I got a t-shirt as a joke this year, but you might want to try to find it..."Id be pessimistic about it, but it wouldn't work anyway."

ProfessorTofty
06-17-2013, 08:37 PM
Three up, three down for the Bucs, and a great play by Votto there.

Larry Schuler
06-17-2013, 08:37 PM
Where was Votto's head on that play?

_Sir_Charles_
06-17-2013, 08:37 PM
Nice pick by Votto there. 1-2-3 for Leake. All grounders.

Red Raindog
06-17-2013, 08:37 PM
I got a t-shirt as a joke this year, but you might want to try to find it..."Id be pessimistic about it, but it wouldn't work anyway."

Optimism is nothing more than lying to yourself

_Sir_Charles_
06-17-2013, 08:38 PM
Optimism is nothing more than lying to yourself

Funny and depressing all at the same time. Kudos!

RedsfaninMT
06-17-2013, 08:38 PM
Optimism is nothing more than lying to yourself

A pessimist is an optimist with experience.

Red Raindog
06-17-2013, 08:39 PM
Funny and depressing all at the same time. Kudos!

I stole it

oregonred
06-17-2013, 08:39 PM
The moon deck looks a little sparse but the upper deck is pretty full. Thom says ~30K expected tonight which would be a nice Monday evening crowd.

Red Raindog
06-17-2013, 08:40 PM
Frazier would have missed that one with a big broom

Red Raindog
06-17-2013, 08:41 PM
Frazier would have missed that one with a big broom

Cozart too!

texasdave
06-17-2013, 08:42 PM
Two of the worst swings that you will ever see.

LexRedsFan
06-17-2013, 08:43 PM
Very small crowd on hand tonight. Hopefully there's a bunch of folks who are still on their way.

Interestingly the View Level looks really crowded. The lower, not as much.

Red Raindog
06-17-2013, 08:43 PM
Two of the worst swings that you will ever see.

surprised their bats didn't bounce off the dirt

texasdave
06-17-2013, 08:43 PM
Alvarez with the obligatory 'bling check'.

Red Raindog
06-17-2013, 08:44 PM
Mes looked good walking

_Sir_Charles_
06-17-2013, 08:45 PM
I stole it

All the best writers do. :O)

oregonred
06-17-2013, 08:45 PM
Nice walk by Mes after complete BS called on strike 1. Slugger Leake flies out so onto the third...

LexRedsFan
06-17-2013, 08:46 PM
2 innings, no score. We worked Liranio well this time around. I think we break through in the 3rd.

Kc61
06-17-2013, 08:48 PM
Frazier isn't hitting lefties this year, for whatever reason.

Cozart hits better in the second spot, much better it seems. Shouldn't matter, pitchers are nuts to throw him strikes in any spot.

Should have called up Hamilton to run for Choo on the stolen base. Don't know why you would try to steal with Votto up. Unless it was a hit and run play which got messed up.

ProfessorTofty
06-17-2013, 08:51 PM
The runner did not go to third, correct? The scoreboard is showing him on third.


Nevermind, they fixed it.

50YrRedsFan
06-17-2013, 08:51 PM
Mercer with a double to lead off the 3rd, but Liriano went to the Reds bunting school and can't move the runner.

Stray
06-17-2013, 08:52 PM
Big strike zone tonight

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WestSideBomber
06-17-2013, 08:53 PM
Interestingly the View Level looks really crowded. The lower, not as much.

Yeah, it's weird. The Moon Deck almost always fills up before the upper levels.

50YrRedsFan
06-17-2013, 08:54 PM
Marte K's, Mercer still at 2nd with 2 outs.

oregonred
06-17-2013, 08:54 PM
As part of his MLB suspension, is Pete not allowed to wear Red.

Autograph signing must be slow this month in Vegas, can't even afford first row seats...

oregonred
06-17-2013, 08:55 PM
Cozart drops the pickoff attempt for out 3. Arrgghh

oregonred
06-17-2013, 08:56 PM
Leake gets out 4 to end the inning. Polite golf clap from Pete.

Stray
06-17-2013, 08:56 PM
As part of his MLB suspension, is Pete not allowed to wear Red.

Autograph signing must be slow this month in Vegas, can't even afford first row seats...

Is that him in the blue tshirt behind the plate?

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Kc61
06-17-2013, 08:56 PM
Arroyo is one of the best pitchers I've ever seen work out of jams.

Leake is starting to develop that. One thing the broadcasters say, that I believe, is that Leake is learning much from Bronson.

oregonred
06-17-2013, 08:57 PM
Is that him in the blue tshirt behind the plate?

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Yep, just don't look quite right does it...

Stray
06-17-2013, 08:59 PM
Yep, just don't look quite right does it...

Not at all haha. I didn't even notice him till I saw your post.

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Kc61
06-17-2013, 09:01 PM
Reds need to hit a few homers.

It's easier to score that way, otherwise it gets too complicated.

ProfessorTofty
06-17-2013, 09:02 PM
Votto to second on a balk.

oregonred
06-17-2013, 09:03 PM
BAAALLLLKKKKK, Joey to second after nearly killing Walker on a hard grounder to reach first.

oregonred
06-17-2013, 09:04 PM
Marte with highway robbery to cost Phillips a double. Wow.

Red Raindog
06-17-2013, 09:04 PM
That will be an ESPN play of the day

Stray
06-17-2013, 09:04 PM
That's an amazing catch

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ProfessorTofty
06-17-2013, 09:04 PM
Well, give credit to the Pirates's defense there to rob us of a run and end the inning.

50YrRedsFan
06-17-2013, 09:04 PM
Marte robs Phillips of an RBI

kaldaniels
06-17-2013, 09:04 PM
Tip your hat gentlemen.

Kcbuckeye22
06-17-2013, 09:05 PM
Freaking Marte!!!

oregonred
06-17-2013, 09:05 PM
Tip your hat gentlemen.

What about Heather?

50YrRedsFan
06-17-2013, 09:06 PM
Runs at a premium tonight.

Kcbuckeye22
06-17-2013, 09:06 PM
Tip your hat gentlemen.

Oh that's what it's like to have good D in the outfield.

Raisor
06-17-2013, 09:06 PM
Mes looked good walking

Rocco

Gizmo
06-17-2013, 09:06 PM
What about Heather?

She can "like" it.

kaldaniels
06-17-2013, 09:07 PM
What about Heather?

In hindsight I notice she hasn't visited the thread yet...tough cookies I guess. :D

Ahh a Cutchy plunking.

oregonred
06-17-2013, 09:07 PM
Cutch drilled between the letters on an 0-2 pitch.

50YrRedsFan
06-17-2013, 09:08 PM
Oops by Leake?

Kc61
06-17-2013, 09:08 PM
I hate when the Reds give stuff up on 0-2 pitches. Hit McCutchen on 0-2 pitch.

I like waste pitches, but shouldn't waste them into the hitter's back.

LexRedsFan
06-17-2013, 09:08 PM
Surprised McCutchen didn't say anything after the series last August... Despite the obvious situation where you wouldn't hit him

Raisor
06-17-2013, 09:11 PM
Runs at a premium tonight.

What's funny is that the Reds could score 7 runs in the first and you'd complain they didn't score 10.

Dude. Relax.

Kc61
06-17-2013, 09:11 PM
Surprised McCutchen didn't say anything after the series last August... Despite the obvious situation where you wouldn't hit him

McCutchen probably was happy. Was 0-2, hit with a softball in the back.

He's chatting away with Votto down at first, doesn't seem upset at all.

ProfessorTofty
06-17-2013, 09:11 PM
Nice, clean double play to erase that hit-by-pitch there and make it two outs.

oregonred
06-17-2013, 09:11 PM
Tailor made DP for Leake. Nice recovery.

Raisor
06-17-2013, 09:12 PM
What about Heather?

He-man women haters club

Kc61
06-17-2013, 09:13 PM
Leake with 14 DP grounders this year. Big improvement.

oregonred
06-17-2013, 09:14 PM
Yeah no malice on the 0-2 plunking on a breaking ball. Fortunate to get the DP.

They are not giving Leake the high strike. Cozart trips, basehit into left. Should be in the dugout after strike 3...

IABucFan
06-17-2013, 09:14 PM
What's the Reds' feed saying after Cutch got hit? Bucs feed is saying they have to retaliate. I don't think Leake did it on purpose, but this is the fourth time Cutch has been hit by a Red. Intentional or not, if Votto was hit four times by the same team, you'd all be upset, no?

oregonred
06-17-2013, 09:15 PM
Pete bored, on the cell with his bookie.

redsfaninbsg
06-17-2013, 09:15 PM
Leake not getting the same strike zone.

foxfire123
06-17-2013, 09:16 PM
Now you are dissing my college major -- meteorology -- tough crowd tonight

:p


Can't win tonight can I... lol!

Kcbuckeye22
06-17-2013, 09:16 PM
What's the Reds' feed saying after Cutch got hit? Bucs feed is saying they have to retaliate. I don't think Leake did it on purpose, but this is the fourth time Cutch has been hit by a Red. Intentional or not, if Votto was hit four times by the same team, you'd all be upset, no?

Sounds like the buccos feed is full of a bunch of classy thugs.

ProfessorTofty
06-17-2013, 09:17 PM
Long fly caught by Jay Bruce and that ends the Pirates's 4th.

Kc61
06-17-2013, 09:17 PM
What's the Reds' feed saying after Cutch got hit? Bucs feed is saying they have to retaliate. I don't think Leake did it on purpose, but this is the fourth time Cutch has been hit by a Red. Intentional or not, if Votto was hit four times by the same team, you'd all be upset, no?

That was a softball into McCutchen's back. He was chatting away at first base, obviously not upset.

If the Pirates want to throw a slow ball into someone's back to retaliate, let them.

It was obviously unintentional, an 0-2 pitch.

oregonred
06-17-2013, 09:18 PM
What's the Reds' feed saying after Cutch got hit? Bucs feed is saying they have to retaliate. I don't think Leake did it on purpose, but this is the fourth time Cutch has been hit by a Red. Intentional or not, if Votto was hit four times by the same team, you'd all be upset, no?

You gotta be kidding me. An 0-2 breaking ball in a 0-0 game to leadoff the fourth. Seriously? I thought the Steeler annoucers were the worst homers basaed in Pittsburgh.

IABucFan
06-17-2013, 09:19 PM
Sounds like the buccos feed is full of a bunch of classy thugs.

With respect, that's not answering the question. McCutchen has now been hit four times against the Reds that I'm aware of, twice by Leake. You can't seriously think that you guys wouldn't be at least a little miffed about it if the shoe was on the other foot.

RedsfaninMT
06-17-2013, 09:20 PM
What's the Reds' feed saying after Cutch got hit? Bucs feed is saying they have to retaliate. I don't think Leake did it on purpose, but this is the fourth time Cutch has been hit by a Red. Intentional or not, if Votto was hit four times by the same team, you'd all be upset, no?

And while saying that, they of course pointed out that Pirates pitchers have hit more batters than any other team, right?

IABucFan
06-17-2013, 09:21 PM
You gotta be kidding me. An 0-2 breaking ball in a 0-0 game to leadoff the fourth. Seriously? I thought the Steeler annoucers were the worst homers basaed in Pittsburgh.

Don't know anything about the Steelers. (I'm a 9ers fan.)

oregonred
06-17-2013, 09:21 PM
Bruce should have got the softball in the back on 0-2. Three pitch whiff to start the fourth.

ProfessorTofty
06-17-2013, 09:21 PM
With respect, that's not answering the question. McCutchen has now been hit four times against the Reds that I'm aware of, twice by Leake. You can't seriously think that you guys wouldn't be at least a little miffed about it if the shoe was on the other foot.
Look, unless it was obviously intentional, I'm not even going to get upset, regardless of past record. And especially if it pretty clearly wasn't.

foxfire123
06-17-2013, 09:21 PM
And *excuse* me guys...

Heather isn't the only female here. :wave:

Red Raindog
06-17-2013, 09:21 PM
Rocco

Like I said before -- I like a one man parade -- you say potato I say Mes

;)

50YrRedsFan
06-17-2013, 09:22 PM
What's funny is that the Reds could score 7 runs in the first and you'd complain they didn't score 10.

Dude. Relax.

If they scored 7, I would relax a little.:D

oregonred
06-17-2013, 09:23 PM
Cozie!!!

ProfessorTofty
06-17-2013, 09:23 PM
Alright! Blast there by Cozart and we have 1-0. Cozart all of a sudden on fire lately.

Stray
06-17-2013, 09:23 PM
Nice!

IABucFan
06-17-2013, 09:23 PM
Look, unless it was obviously intentional, I'm not even going to get upset, regardless of past record. And especially if it pretty clearly wasn't.

Fair enough. I can live with that. Like I said, I don't think it was intentional. And, FWIW, I'm not a fan of the Bucs announcers. Bob Walk is good, but he only does home games.

Red Raindog
06-17-2013, 09:24 PM
That's what can happen you make the mistake of throwing a strike to Cozart

Kc61
06-17-2013, 09:28 PM
That's what can happen you make the mistake of throwing a strike to Cozart

Folks pick on Cozart but his real problem is that he almost never walks.

He hit 33 doubles and 15 homers last year and is on track to hit similar numbers this year.

But the guy almost never walks.

oregonred
06-17-2013, 09:29 PM
Two quick outs for Leake after a scary brief moment on the shallow pop to LF.

ProfessorTofty
06-17-2013, 09:30 PM
Three up, three down for the Pirates that time around.

Red Raindog
06-17-2013, 09:30 PM
Folks pick on Cozart but his real problem is that he almost never walks.

He hit 33 doubles and 15 homers last year and is on track to hit similar numbers this year.

But the guy almost never walks.

True -- and I like him as a player - but as a pitcher I would try to avoid throwing him strikes

oregonred
06-17-2013, 09:30 PM
Leake dealing, 66 pitches through five.

NebraskaRed
06-17-2013, 09:30 PM
Nice quick inning for Leake. Good rebound.

Captain Hook
06-17-2013, 09:31 PM
I really use to not look forward to the games Leak was pitching. Not so much anymore.

Kc61
06-17-2013, 09:32 PM
True -- and I like him as a player - but as a pitcher I would try to avoid throwing him strikes

Agree completely. Cozart can hit, but he isn't selective and you can get him out on bad pitches, agree.

_Sir_Charles_
06-17-2013, 09:33 PM
I got tired of the full beard I've worn for the past year or so today. Decided to try something new. Went for the Corky Miller/Sam LeCure 'stach. As soon as I came downstairs my wife and 4 daughters all voted a quick NOOOOOOOOOooooooooo! I even got one "that's what Hulk Hogan wears". Heck, I didn't even know they knew who he was. LOL. We'll see if I keep it. :O) If the Reds win...it may just sway my decision. *grin*

IABucFan
06-17-2013, 09:34 PM
And while saying that, they of course pointed out that Pirates pitchers have hit more batters than any other team, right?

They just mentioned this, actually.

RedsBaron
06-17-2013, 09:34 PM
I think the answer to the trvia question is Bill McKechnie, who managed a Pirates World Series winner in 1925 and a Reds World Series winner in 1940.

ProfessorTofty
06-17-2013, 09:35 PM
There's a nice bunt there. Bunt hit by Derrick Robinson with two out.

RedsBaron
06-17-2013, 09:35 PM
Love that bunt hit. :thumbup:

_Sir_Charles_
06-17-2013, 09:35 PM
Perfect bunt for Robinson. Love that.

Raisor
06-17-2013, 09:36 PM
Folks pick on Cozart but his real problem is that he almost never walks.

He hit 33 doubles and 15 homers last year and is on track to hit similar numbers this year.

But the guy almost never walks.

He hit 33 doubles and 15 homers and still slugged under.400

Red Raindog
06-17-2013, 09:36 PM
They just mentioned this, actually.

We wouldn't lie to you

;)

BCubb2003
06-17-2013, 09:37 PM
I got tired of the full beard I've worn for the past year or so today. Decided to try something new. Went for the Corky Miller/Sam LeCure 'stach. As soon as I came downstairs my wife and 4 daughters all voted a quick NOOOOOOOOOooooooooo! I even got one "that's what Hulk Hogan wears". Heck, I didn't even know they knew who he was. LOL. We'll see if I keep it. :O) If the Reds win...it may just sway my decision. *grin*

They probably just realize how awesome it is and they don't want to lose you.

IABucFan
06-17-2013, 09:38 PM
We wouldn't lie to you

;)

I know! I looked it up after you said that.:)

Raisor
06-17-2013, 09:39 PM
I got tired of the full beard I've worn for the past year or so today. Decided to try something new. Went for the Corky Miller/Sam LeCure 'stach. As soon as I came downstairs my wife and 4 daughters all voted a quick NOOOOOOOOOooooooooo! I even got one "that's what Hulk Hogan wears". Heck, I didn't even know they knew who he was. LOL. We'll see if I keep it. :O) If the Reds win...it may just sway my decision. *grin*

I always knew you were a beard

Mutaman
06-17-2013, 09:41 PM
I even got one "that's what Hulk Hogan wears". Heck, I didn't even know they knew who he was.

12 time world champion. Second longest reigning WWE world heavyweight champion after Bruno Sammartino.

Kc61
06-17-2013, 09:42 PM
That hitter who just got a single foul tipped two pitches which weren't caught by the Reds catcher.

Couldn't tell if possible to catch, but too bad.

_Sir_Charles_
06-17-2013, 09:43 PM
12 time world champion. Second longest reigning WWE world heavyweight champion after Bruno Sammartino.

But my oldest is 15 and has NEVER watched wrestling...the others are 10 and younger. I didn't think there was a CHANCE they had any clue who that was.

And I won't comment on the legitimacy of those "world championships".

oregonred
06-17-2013, 09:43 PM
Cuth force out at second, BP bubbles the turn or smartly decided not to pull the trigger to first.

RedEye
06-17-2013, 09:43 PM
Does Robinson bunt every time he's up? Sheesh.

oregonred
06-17-2013, 09:43 PM
D Rob nice catch. 2 out.

Kc61
06-17-2013, 09:44 PM
Nice play by Robinson on low line drive. Keep them hitting low ones, Leake.

Red Raindog
06-17-2013, 09:44 PM
12 time world champion. Second longest reigning WWE world heavyweight champion after Bruno Sammartino.

and every match was on the up & up

RedEye
06-17-2013, 09:44 PM
Nice play by D-Rob. Leake looking vulnerable this inning.

ProfessorTofty
06-17-2013, 09:46 PM
Tied-up a run-scoring double there.

WildcatFan
06-17-2013, 09:46 PM
Err, Jay?

_Sir_Charles_
06-17-2013, 09:46 PM
Jay slid past the ball trying to cut it off. 1-1 game. Good job not letting the ball get past him, but lost his footing and grip. Okay Mike, lock it back down.

Kc61
06-17-2013, 09:48 PM
Err, Jay?

They can give Bruce an error, but that was no error.

Ball was smoked most right fielders don't get near it. Ball should have bounced all the way to the wall.

_Sir_Charles_
06-17-2013, 09:49 PM
KK

50YrRedsFan
06-17-2013, 09:49 PM
Have to score more runs now.

IABucFan
06-17-2013, 09:49 PM
They can give Bruce an error, but that was no error.

Ball was smoked most right fielders don't get near it. Ball should have bounced all the way to the wall.

Yeah, I'm surprised the play was as close as it was. I thought McCutchen might have gotten hurt on the slide. I sure hope not.

_Sir_Charles_
06-17-2013, 09:49 PM
They can give Bruce an error, but that was no error.

Ball was smoked most right fielders don't get near it. Ball should have bounced all the way to the wall.

I'm pretty sure they didn't rule an error though.

WildcatFan
06-17-2013, 09:49 PM
They can give Bruce an error, but that was no error.

Ball was smoked most right fielders don't get near it. Ball should have bounced all the way to the wall.

Wasn't so much the slide as it was all the bobbling.

Red Raindog
06-17-2013, 09:49 PM
But my oldest is 15 and has NEVER watched wrestling...the others are 10 and younger. I didn't think there was a CHANCE they had any clue who that was.

And I won't comment on the legitimacy of those "world championships".

I met his wife once -- eating at a restaurant she had the St. Pete area -- It's closed now & I'm not sure if they are together now

:dunno:

WildcatFan
06-17-2013, 09:51 PM
DatDudeHR. Lets see it.

_Sir_Charles_
06-17-2013, 09:51 PM
I met his wife once -- eating at a restaurant she had the St. Pete area -- It's closed now 7 I'm not sure if they are together now

:dunno:

Personally, I would've liked to have seen what he could've done in a real sport. Guy was just a huge, HUGE man.

WildcatFan
06-17-2013, 09:52 PM
Personally, I would've liked to have seen what he could've done in a real sport. Guy was just a huge, HUGE man.

Wait. What do you mean about wrestling not being real?

50YrRedsFan
06-17-2013, 09:52 PM
Leake with another QS. Let's give him some runs for a Win.

_Sir_Charles_
06-17-2013, 09:52 PM
Phillips looks a bit gun-shy. He's flinching on like every pitch. Nowhere close to him though.

Red Raindog
06-17-2013, 09:52 PM
Personally, I would've liked to have seen what he could've done in a real sport. Guy was just a huge, HUGE man.

just as along as they didn't PED test ...

oregonred
06-17-2013, 09:53 PM
Personally, I would've liked to have seen what he could've done in a real sport. Guy was just a huge, HUGE man.

Ask your kids if they've heard of Terry Bollea?

_Sir_Charles_
06-17-2013, 09:56 PM
Ask your kids if they've heard of Terry Bollea?

I'm not even going to bother. I'VE never even heard of him.

ProfessorTofty
06-17-2013, 09:56 PM
Frazier absolutely smokes one and we're up 2-1!

oregonred
06-17-2013, 09:56 PM
FRAZIER!!!!

WildcatFan
06-17-2013, 09:56 PM
Hoo boy, Todd went DEEP!

Stray
06-17-2013, 09:57 PM
We've hit a couple of bombs tonight.

_Sir_Charles_
06-17-2013, 09:57 PM
Is Liriano hurt? He went down on one knee there after Jay's K. Just stayed there for a while.

And GONE! :jump: Toddfather!

RedsBaron
06-17-2013, 09:57 PM
Downtown goes Frazier!

Red Raindog
06-17-2013, 09:57 PM
and now they throw a strike to the other guy that shouldn't see one

WildcatFan
06-17-2013, 09:57 PM
I'm not even going to bother. I'VE never even heard of him.

Red Raindog met his wife once.

_Sir_Charles_
06-17-2013, 09:58 PM
LOL. I love that celebration he and Phillips are doing. Too damned funny.

ProfessorTofty
06-17-2013, 09:58 PM
My sister had a crush on him at one time (Hogan) when she was like five or something. Called him "Hunk Hogan."

WildcatFan
06-17-2013, 09:58 PM
Glad they spread out those two home runs!

_Sir_Charles_
06-17-2013, 09:59 PM
Red Raindog met his wife once.

Oh crap. Really? I'm guessing that's his real name? LOL. No clue.

WildcatFan
06-17-2013, 09:59 PM
I have no idea what The Bridge is about, but the commercials for it are scary as hell.

Kc61
06-17-2013, 09:59 PM
If I were Baker, and I'm not, I'd probably get Cingrani warming.

The Pirates have a bunch of lefties in their lineup. Presumably, Tony needs some time to get ready.

Hopefully not needed.

Raisor
06-17-2013, 09:59 PM
I'm not even going to bother. I'VE never even heard of him.

Hogan's real name

foxfire123
06-17-2013, 09:59 PM
But my oldest is 15 and has NEVER watched wrestling...the others are 10 and younger. I didn't think there was a CHANCE they had any clue who that was.

And I won't comment on the legitimacy of those "world championships".

Doesn't he have some sort of "reality" show, or had at least?

Red Raindog
06-17-2013, 09:59 PM
Red Raindog met his wife once.

She did not introduce herself that way --- :)

oregonred
06-17-2013, 10:01 PM
Red Raindog's real name is Maroon Snowcat

_Sir_Charles_
06-17-2013, 10:01 PM
Hogan's real name

Yeah, I got that. Wildcatfan clued me in in a round-about way.

50YrRedsFan
06-17-2013, 10:01 PM
If I were Baker, and I'm not, I'd probably get Cingrani warming.

The Pirates have a bunch of lefties in their lineup. Presumably, Tony needs some time to get ready.

Hopefully not needed.

I was thinking the same. Leake at 82 pitches to start the 7th.

oregonred
06-17-2013, 10:02 PM
Leake with the leadoff 5-pitch walk to Walker. :(

Kc61
06-17-2013, 10:02 PM
Leake walks Walker. Now some bullpen action for the Reds, which is necessary and appropriate.

Mutaman
06-17-2013, 10:02 PM
and every match was on the up & up

Relative to what? Did you see some of those calls in the Heat Spurs game last night?

Red Raindog
06-17-2013, 10:02 PM
Red Raindog's real name is Maroon Snowcat

Now I've got to call witness protection again -- dang

WildcatFan
06-17-2013, 10:02 PM
Red Raindog's real name is Maroon Snowcat

I laughed inappropriately long at this.

50YrRedsFan
06-17-2013, 10:03 PM
Leake walks the leadoff man. Not a good way to start the inning.

oregonred
06-17-2013, 10:04 PM
Pirates with a break on that as Mes can't handle the 1-foot sacrifice cleanly. Man on second one out.

50YrRedsFan
06-17-2013, 10:04 PM
Liriano out for a pinch hitter (Snider)

Red Raindog
06-17-2013, 10:04 PM
Relative to what? Did you see some of those calls in the Heat Spurs game last night?

nope --- NBA has only a small interest for me

Kc61
06-17-2013, 10:05 PM
Pirates with a break on that as Mes can't handle the 1-foot sacrifice cleanly. Man on second one out.

Might have been a break for the Reds.

Not that confident in Mes throwing down to second.

_Sir_Charles_
06-17-2013, 10:05 PM
Looks like the Cards & Cubs are just about to get underway finally.

_Sir_Charles_
06-17-2013, 10:06 PM
KKK

Kc61
06-17-2013, 10:06 PM
Nice K by Leake. Very fine pitching to Snider.

WildcatFan
06-17-2013, 10:06 PM
Looks like the Cards & Cubs are just about to get underway finally.

Dang. Was hoping they'd just give both of em a loss.

50YrRedsFan
06-17-2013, 10:06 PM
Snider K's. 2 out with Walker at 2nd.

_Sir_Charles_
06-17-2013, 10:07 PM
Dang. Was hoping they'd just give both of em a loss.

I approve of this message whole-heartedly. :D

_Sir_Charles_
06-17-2013, 10:09 PM
Ooooh....where did THAT miss? Too much movement by Mes?

WildcatFan
06-17-2013, 10:09 PM
Leake was robbed of another strikeout.

Red Raindog
06-17-2013, 10:09 PM
:( ump missed that one

WildcatFan
06-17-2013, 10:09 PM
And ANOTHER one!

_Sir_Charles_
06-17-2013, 10:09 PM
LOL. And as I type that, Chris Welsh says basically the same thing.

WHAT?!? He didn't go there?!?

ProfessorTofty
06-17-2013, 10:10 PM
Okay, these calls are just getting ridiculous. What does he have to do to get the strikeout call?

WildcatFan
06-17-2013, 10:10 PM
Nevermind, he didn't go.

DocRed
06-17-2013, 10:10 PM
And yet somehow people defend MLB terrible umps..by far the worst in all of sports.

ProfessorTofty
06-17-2013, 10:10 PM
So it'll be a fly ball to center to end the inning instead.

WildcatFan
06-17-2013, 10:10 PM
Another great start for the young man. This rotation.

Blitz Dorsey
06-17-2013, 10:11 PM
Well, this proves why baseball needs a better system to call balls and strikes. What a joke. Time to use technology, boys. Leake throws one right down the middle per the computers and it's called a ball.

Ended up working out fine for the Reds, but that's embarrassingly-bad for the ump. And it's happened many times tonight. Unacceptable.

_Sir_Charles_
06-17-2013, 10:11 PM
Fly out. Should've been a punch out a few pitches ago...but I'll take it. Heck of an outing by Mike. Getting to be an "as usual" kind of thing.

New York Red
06-17-2013, 10:11 PM
Another excellent outing by Mike. He is on some kind of a roll. :beerme:

Kc61
06-17-2013, 10:11 PM
I figure Leake is done, but we'll see.

Last year, Leake loses the lead that inning. Lots of adversity.

Young man has gained a ton of poise this season. Terrific game for Leake.

Red Raindog
06-17-2013, 10:11 PM
Leake is a master of escape

:notworthy:

RedEye
06-17-2013, 10:11 PM
Yet another nice outing by Leake. Credit due.

Kc61
06-17-2013, 10:13 PM
Well, this proves why baseball needs a better system to call balls and strikes. What a joke. Time to use technology, boys. Leake throws one right down the middle per the computers and it's called a ball.

Ended up working out fine for the Reds, but that's embarrassingly-bad for the ump. And it's happened many times tonight. Unacceptable.

FWIW, Chris Welsh thought Mesoraco cost Leake that strike.

He said Mes is moving around behind the plate and it makes it harder for the ump to call strikes accurately.

I'm really not impressed with Mes defensively so far. I think he can hit, but despite all the kudos he gets here, I'm not real comfortable with Mes behind the plate.

And if I'm not comfortable, imagine how the Reds pitchers might feel, LOL.

_Sir_Charles_
06-17-2013, 10:13 PM
Yeah, I'd say he's done. Over 100 pitches and he's due up 2nd. Although he's a pretty good bat, so we'll see. He's had some bad luck with the bat this year IMO. Anybody know his babip?

_Sir_Charles_
06-17-2013, 10:14 PM
FWIW, Chris Welsh thought Mesoraco cost Leake that strike.

He said Mes is moving around behind the plate and it makes it harder for the ump to call strikes accurately.

I'm really not impressed with Mes defensively so far. I think he can hit, but despite all the kudos he gets here, I'm not real comfortable with Mes behind the plate.

And if I'm not comfortable, imagine how the Reds pitchers might feel, LOL.

Yeah, I thought the same thing....and then a couple of seconds later, I hear Welsh complete my thought.

Ironman92
06-17-2013, 10:15 PM
Hell of a game Mike Leake.....screw that home plate ump.

I haven't been over here much.....you guys still bothered by Leake being one of our starters?

If Jay simply bends over and backhands the ball he goes 7 scoreless.

Magdal
06-17-2013, 10:15 PM
Cubs/Cards under way

WildcatFan
06-17-2013, 10:16 PM
Yeah, I'd say he's done. Over 100 pitches and he's due up 2nd. Although he's a pretty good bat, so we'll see. He's had some bad luck with the bat this year IMO. Anybody know his babip?

.250. He's career .387, according to BR.

_Sir_Charles_
06-17-2013, 10:16 PM
Man, Lutz is strong.

ProfessorTofty
06-17-2013, 10:16 PM
Lutz up to pinch hit and blasts one to right for a single.

50YrRedsFan
06-17-2013, 10:17 PM
Lutz singles for Leake

RedEye
06-17-2013, 10:17 PM
Lutz single

Ironman92
06-17-2013, 10:17 PM
A strike is a strike...while Hanny is one of THE very best receiving the ball.....Meso catches a ball down the center of the plate and the entire ball is above the bottom of the knee....it's a strike.

Remember the call on Meso in his first AB....ball was 6 inches low. This umpire just stinks.....Meso shouldn't have anything to do with it.

_Sir_Charles_
06-17-2013, 10:17 PM
Crud. 4-6-3 to end the inning. Choo hit that one hard too.

oregonred
06-17-2013, 10:17 PM
Nice outing by Leake, battling through some adversity and getting squeezed much of the night.

Choo with tailor made 6-4-3 inning killer.

Red Raindog
06-17-2013, 10:18 PM
Cubs/Cards under way

good -- a double header tonight!

RedEye
06-17-2013, 10:18 PM
Choo GIDP. That doesn't happen too often.

50YrRedsFan
06-17-2013, 10:18 PM
Grrrrrrrr, Choo 1st pitch swinging into a DP

Raisor
06-17-2013, 10:18 PM
A strike is a strike...while Hanny is one of THE very best receiving the ball.....Meso catches a ball down the center of the plate and the entire ball is above the bottom of the knee....it's a strike.

Remember the call on Meso in his first AB....ball was 6 inches low. This umpire just stinks.....Meso shouldn't have anything to do with it.

Rocco

oregonred
06-17-2013, 10:19 PM
Make that 4-6-3. The home plate ump has me all worked up. Time to bust out Terry Bollea to enforce the rules.

RedEye
06-17-2013, 10:19 PM
Rocco

Baldelli?

RedEye
06-17-2013, 10:20 PM
Rocco

and his Brothers?

oregonred
06-17-2013, 10:20 PM
Well, here we go folks. THe 8th inning with a one run lead. Buckle up.

50YrRedsFan
06-17-2013, 10:20 PM
I hope LeCure is on...no room for error.

_Sir_Charles_
06-17-2013, 10:20 PM
A strike is a strike...while Hanny is one of THE very best receiving the ball.....Meso catches a ball down the center of the plate and the entire ball is above the bottom of the knee....it's a strike.

Remember the call on Meso in his first AB....ball was 6 inches low. This umpire just stinks.....Meso shouldn't have anything to do with it.

He shouldn't....but he does. It's not about the ump "stinking" or not. When a catcher bounces around like that, it'll mess up EVERY ump. They use the glove as the target and as a guide to call the pitch. Some people are under the impression that it's EASY to call balls/strikes accurately. It's not. I'm not trying to excuse the guy...but part of that blame HAS to go towards Mesoraco there. He's just not very good back there.

RedEye
06-17-2013, 10:21 PM
Is Pete wearing a pink cap or is my TV off?

Vottomatic
06-17-2013, 10:21 PM
I feel like the theme song from Halloween or The Exorcist should be playing since it's the 8th inning.

oregonred
06-17-2013, 10:22 PM
Is Pete wearing a pink cap or is my TV off?

Your TV is way off. It's a camel color Reds cap.

Kc61
06-17-2013, 10:22 PM
A strike is a strike...while Hanny is one of THE very best receiving the ball.....Meso catches a ball down the center of the plate and the entire ball is above the bottom of the knee....it's a strike.

Remember the call on Meso in his first AB....ball was 6 inches low. This umpire just stinks.....Meso shouldn't have anything to do with it.

Maybe Welsh was wrong, but if the umpire is affected by catcher movement, Reds are better off without it.

I have no idea, just reporting what Chris says.

_Sir_Charles_
06-17-2013, 10:22 PM
Is Pete wearing a pink cap or is my TV off?

It was a camo Reds hat earlier. Or did he switch it?

RedEye
06-17-2013, 10:22 PM
Your TV is way off. It's a camel color Reds cap.

Okay, thanks. :-0

oregonred
06-17-2013, 10:22 PM
Mes has been a little shaky on those strike 3s. Good start for Sam I am.

RedsManRick
06-17-2013, 10:23 PM
I know those were good curves, but it sure seems like Mesoraco really struggles to catch the ball squarely sometimes.

Brutus
06-17-2013, 10:23 PM
The National Weather Service has issued an 8th inning watch for the following areas:

Great American Ballpark.

If you live in this area, be advised that conditions are favorable for torrential downpours, heavy winds and falling skies.

RedEye
06-17-2013, 10:23 PM
Big AB here. McCutchen is always so tough.

Kc61
06-17-2013, 10:24 PM
Mes has been a little shaky on those strike 3s. Good start for Sam I am.

Yes, I agree, he seems to have dropped a bunch of them. Including foul tips, although it's tough to know via television if they were catchable.

I'm a bit down on Rocco's defense. Which he can easily fix by hitting a couple of homers.