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cumberlandreds
06-19-2013, 03:59 PM
Here's the Red Leg lineup:

Reds

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

NebraskaRed
06-19-2013, 04:27 PM
Looks like Choo is batting 2nd.

texasdave
06-19-2013, 04:43 PM
Has anyone seen Derrick Robinson's glass slipper?

In April and May: .333BA .773OPS Unsustainable .467 BABIP.
In June: .212BA .590OPS Normal .304 BABIP.

Tom Servo
06-19-2013, 05:34 PM
Has anyone seen Derrick Robinson's glass slipper?

In April and May: .333BA .773OPS Unsustainable .467 BABIP.
In June: .212BA .590OPS Normal .304 BABIP.
He is definitely back to pumpkin status. I don't mind him drawing random starts, but having him start regularly against lefties has me longing for the return of Chris Heisey.

thatcoolguy_22
06-19-2013, 05:40 PM
Do we not have any other RH OF in the minors right now? LF is not exactly a difficult position to play.

Tom Servo
06-19-2013, 05:51 PM
Denis Phipps must have rubbed somebody on the Reds the wrong way last year or something, because he's a RH OF and playing fairly well in AAA but can't seem to get a callup in favor of all these lefties. Neftali Soto is also RH, but he hasn't play so much as an inning of LF in his minor league career.

NebraskaRed
06-19-2013, 05:57 PM
Denis Phipps must have rubbed somebody on the Reds the wrong way last year or something, because he's a RH OF and playing fairly well in AAA but can't seem to get a callup in favor of all these lefties. Neftali Soto is also RH, but he hasn't play so much as an inning of LF in his minor league career.

It's because he only has one 'n' in "Denis." It's unacceptable.

I bet we see Soto called up later in the year.

Slyder
06-19-2013, 08:04 PM
Over / under beaned hitters 2.5. Take your side.

Red Raindog
06-19-2013, 08:15 PM
Arroyo with the magic in the 1st --- no score

ProfessorTofty
06-19-2013, 08:15 PM
Pirates get a double in the first, but Arroyo gets out of trouble nicely, and now the Reds get their first shot.

joshua
06-19-2013, 08:15 PM
I have the day off work, so i can watch the game. Let's do this!

Kiko
06-19-2013, 08:17 PM
Dusty said on the radio he felt the Reds were going to hit tonight. Hopefully that feeling isn't the burrito he had for lunch.

texasdave
06-19-2013, 08:20 PM
Nice AB.

ProfessorTofty
06-19-2013, 08:20 PM
Well, Robinson's on, but with a walk. I guess we'll take that.

texasdave
06-19-2013, 08:21 PM
A walk and a squibber and the Reds are in bidness.

joshua
06-19-2013, 08:21 PM
DB getting on base. Hopefully Locke has control problems all night.

Red Raindog
06-19-2013, 08:21 PM
Better make them pay for that E

ProfessorTofty
06-19-2013, 08:22 PM
Nice baserunning by Choo there to capitalize on the error.

Gallen5862
06-19-2013, 08:23 PM
Is anyone else getting a old talk show talking over the Reds game on WLW?

texasdave
06-19-2013, 08:25 PM
Two botched potential double play balls.

Red Raindog
06-19-2013, 08:25 PM
feels like they've given two extra outs already --- fingers crossed it means something

texasdave
06-19-2013, 08:26 PM
Make them pay, Brandon.

holster10
06-19-2013, 08:26 PM
weak ground out for Votto. Votto needs to pick up the RBI pace. he's not the Vottomatic Clutch RBI guy he's been in years past.

Tom Servo
06-19-2013, 08:27 PM
damnit, anything but that

Red Raindog
06-19-2013, 08:27 PM
man oh man oh man

texasdave
06-19-2013, 08:28 PM
Pirates finally turn two. That hurts.

holster10
06-19-2013, 08:29 PM
boy, i'd love to see the Reds light up one of these Pirates low ERA starters but they continue to leave runner after runner on base.

Tom Servo
06-19-2013, 08:34 PM
1-2-3 second inning for Bronson.

texasdave
06-19-2013, 08:35 PM
Bronson breezing so far.

Goose1701
06-19-2013, 08:43 PM
Walk #11 for Cozart.

DocRed
06-19-2013, 08:43 PM
Ummm...Foxtrax just showed Locke just threw 7 straight balls to Cozart yet somehow the count went full. Another stellar job by the home playe umpire...

ProfessorTofty
06-19-2013, 08:44 PM
Drat! Cozart runs for all its worth there, but no dice. Thrown out at home.

Tom Servo
06-19-2013, 08:44 PM
Cozart thrown out at home on a Hanigan double down the line to end the inning.

Red Raindog
06-19-2013, 08:45 PM
I won't gripe about sending him

Goose1701
06-19-2013, 08:45 PM
That was incredibly stupid.

texasdave
06-19-2013, 08:45 PM
Hanigan doubles into the corner but Cozart is nipped at the plate. Maybe. I would like to see that replay.

Red Raindog
06-19-2013, 08:45 PM
That was incredibly stupid.

Not a Speier fan at all -- but the pitcher is next up and it was close

reds700
06-19-2013, 08:45 PM
That was incredibly stupid.

Pitcher on deck. Was the right decision.

VR
06-19-2013, 08:46 PM
Not sure if the Reds have scored from 1st all year on a double, and rarely are going 1st to 3rd. I guess it's not 2010 anymore.

mbgrayson
06-19-2013, 08:46 PM
Replay makes it look a lot closer at home than I first thought...

Red Raindog
06-19-2013, 08:46 PM
Hanigan doubles into the corner but Cozart is nipped at the plate. Maybe. I would like to see that replay.

yup - it was close

Gainesville Red
06-19-2013, 08:46 PM
That was incredibly stupid.

It definitely sucked.

But I don't think it was stupid. Bronson's up next, two outs. That run's probably not getting in. Make the defense make a play.

Goose1701
06-19-2013, 08:46 PM
Not a Speier fan at all -- but the pitcher is next up and it was close

I suppose. Still the ball on the way to the relay man by the time he rounded third.

Tom Servo
06-19-2013, 08:47 PM
I got no qualms with the decision to send Cozart there, Pittsburgh had to execute perfectly to get him and they did.

Red Raindog
06-19-2013, 08:47 PM
I think he was safe -- but the ump was closer

texasdave
06-19-2013, 08:48 PM
The ump snuck his nose right in there.

Goose1701
06-19-2013, 08:48 PM
Looking at the replay, I don't know if he actually tagged him.

RedFanAlways1966
06-19-2013, 08:49 PM
I noticed Cozart, as he was approaching 3rd base, reach up with his right hand to make sure his helmet did not fall off.

Does this slow a running man down? Surely it is not making him faster. Close play at the plate and out. So... why the heck is he concerned with the helmet while running? Sure it protects his head, but the odds of getting hit are so slim you'd get great odds betting that it happens in any MLB game.

Might have been out regardless, but I guess (as you can read lol) it bothers me.

VR
06-19-2013, 08:50 PM
Better news is that Hanny is now six for his last thirteen.

Nice to see the bat coming around.

Raisor
06-19-2013, 08:51 PM
James Gandifini has passed away.

Goose1701
06-19-2013, 08:54 PM
BABIP'd

joshua
06-19-2013, 08:54 PM
Feels like a cheap run right there.

Red Raindog
06-19-2013, 09:00 PM
James Gandifini has passed away.

Gandolfini


sorry -- the Jersey mob made me do it

sad news actually

Red Raindog
06-19-2013, 09:02 PM
man oh man oh man -- again

kbrake
06-19-2013, 09:02 PM
Sad news about Gandolfini. Just finished the series for probably the 3rd or 4th time. He was just incredible.

Red Raindog
06-19-2013, 09:03 PM
Robinson 1 of 4 in steal attempts -- speed kills

Stray
06-19-2013, 09:03 PM
I like that we're finally getting active on the bases, but man the guys gotta be better.

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texasdave
06-19-2013, 09:04 PM
Starting to lean towards it being a burrito.

holster10
06-19-2013, 09:04 PM
after a smoking hot start, Choo is looking very so-so for the last month or so. it's a long season but as of today i let him walk after the season.

Stray
06-19-2013, 09:06 PM
Robinson 1 of 4 in steal attempts -- speed kills

That's hard to believe with how he can run. Just shows he needs to pick his spots better I guess.

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texasdave
06-19-2013, 09:07 PM
That's hard to believe with how he can run. Just shows he needs to pick his spots better I guess.

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Do you think he has a green light or is told when to go? Has he earned a green light yet?

Stray
06-19-2013, 09:07 PM
Feels like every time arroyo pitches the opposing team is able to put 18 lefties in the lineup

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Red Raindog
06-19-2013, 09:09 PM
Feels like every time arroyo pitches the opposing team is able to put 18 lefties in the lineup

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Do you mean it's normal to have lefties bat back to back?

Stray
06-19-2013, 09:10 PM
Do you think he has a green light or is told when to go? Has he earned a green light yet?

Probably urged to go in an at bat I'd think. Maybe not getting good leads or when he does that happens. Idk

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Goose1701
06-19-2013, 09:10 PM
after a smoking hot start, Choo is looking very so-so for the last month or so. it's a long season but as of today i let him walk after the season.

Well he was due for some regression, and he's getting on base at a .382 clip the last month, but yeah the power has dipped somewhat lately.

texasdave
06-19-2013, 09:11 PM
Do you mean it's normal to have lefties bat back to back?

Reds need to file a protest. Just to be on the safe side.

Stray
06-19-2013, 09:11 PM
Do you mean it's normal to have lefties bat back to back?

It's abnormal to fit 18 lefties in a lineup :D

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texasdave
06-19-2013, 09:12 PM
That's not a bad walk. IMO.

Blitz Dorsey
06-19-2013, 09:12 PM
Just when I'm happy to know I don't have to hear Thom say "GOBBY SAHN-CHEZ" he has to say "ALL-vah-rez" over and over again.

Thom, chill with the over-pronunciation of Hispanic names. Gobby?

VR
06-19-2013, 09:13 PM
E on Arroyo changed to a hit.

Blitz Dorsey
06-19-2013, 09:14 PM
E on Arroyo changed to a hit.

Weak official scorer. Stick to your guns!

Red Raindog
06-19-2013, 09:16 PM
don't mess up here B

ProfessorTofty
06-19-2013, 09:16 PM
Nice job getting out of the inning and keeping it 1-0.

Stray
06-19-2013, 09:17 PM
Even when arroyo isn't sharp he finds ways to maneuver through a lineup.

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VR
06-19-2013, 09:18 PM
Nice job getting out of the inning and keeping it 1-0.

Obvious he doesn't have his best stuff, but keeping the Reds in it.

Feels like 2002 with the dinger only offense....get some hits boys!

malcontent
06-19-2013, 09:20 PM
Do you mean it's normal to have lefties bat back to back?
Well, I remember Baker's apoplexy a year or so ago when it seemed like he couldn't believe how opponents were "stacking their lineups with left-handed hitters" against Arroyo.

Almost as if there was a rule against it.

VR
06-19-2013, 09:20 PM
Weak official scorer. Stick to your guns!

Check that....Brantley says it's an error again! The official scorer reads REDSZONE! Nice job Blitz!

Stray
06-19-2013, 09:21 PM
It's about time for Phillips to run into one

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Stray
06-19-2013, 09:22 PM
Thoms idea of right down the middle is confusing.

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Stray
06-19-2013, 09:23 PM
He went around regardless

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Blitz Dorsey
06-19-2013, 09:24 PM
Check that....Brantley says it's an error again! The official scorer reads REDSZONE! Nice job Blitz!

Yessir!

Red Raindog
06-19-2013, 09:29 PM
Cozart ends the threat

Stray
06-19-2013, 09:29 PM
Gotta score sooner or later

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Tom Servo
06-19-2013, 09:30 PM
They're getting hits, but not in 'rhythm' as it were.

malcontent
06-19-2013, 09:30 PM
Cozart ends the threat
Still using those batting tips Stubbs gave him.

Slyder
06-19-2013, 09:33 PM
Starling Marte is still the fastest guy I have ever seen run.

Tom Servo
06-19-2013, 09:35 PM
That couldn't have hurt.

texasdave
06-19-2013, 09:37 PM
Gotta score sooner or later

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That was my motto in high school. Heck, first couple years in the air force as well. :laugh:

Raisor
06-19-2013, 09:37 PM
Starling Marte is still the fastest guy I have ever seen run.

That's because you haven't seen me run.

foxfire123
06-19-2013, 09:38 PM
Just got home from work, heard the score on espn radio. So, they playing flat as a pancake again? :(

texasdave
06-19-2013, 09:39 PM
That's because you haven't seen me run.

Nobody has seen you run. The human eye isn't equipped to process such speed. :laugh:

klw
06-19-2013, 09:39 PM
That's because you haven't seen me run.

When you run, you go too fast to be seen.

foxfire123
06-19-2013, 09:40 PM
When you run, you go too fast to be seen.

The Flash Lives! :laugh:

texasdave
06-19-2013, 09:40 PM
When you run, you go too fast to be seen.

Great minds think alike.

Goose1701
06-19-2013, 09:41 PM
That was a perfect throw by Arroyo to 2nd. Well done.

kaldaniels
06-19-2013, 09:41 PM
Where's Martin's head?

I mean he saw Cozart trying to sneak in just moments before.

Red Raindog
06-19-2013, 09:41 PM
That was my motto in high school. Heck, first couple years in the air force as well. :laugh:

Let us know when it happens

texasdave
06-19-2013, 09:42 PM
How can you get picked off of second in that situation? Two outs you're gonna score on just about anything. Incredible. But I like it.

Raisor
06-19-2013, 09:42 PM
Great minds think alike.

Yeah but how did it work with you two?

texasdave
06-19-2013, 09:42 PM
Let us know when it happens

I am letting everyone in the world know. :beerme:

texasdave
06-19-2013, 09:43 PM
Yeah but how did it work with you two?

:lol:

Billy_Bearcat
06-19-2013, 09:44 PM
Okay, late to the thread. When was the last time the Reds were shutout back to back.

klw
06-19-2013, 09:45 PM
Yeah but how did it work with you two?
:lol:

KittyDuran
06-19-2013, 09:46 PM
Okay, late to the thread. When was the last time the Reds were shutout back to back.didn't some team accomplish that in April...? Looks at schedule - maybe it was one hit two consecutive games?
Looks again - it was one hit consecutive games April 25-26 vs Nationals.

dsmith421
06-19-2013, 09:50 PM
You don't just show up and score runs against absolute studs like Charlie Morton and (Insert First Name) Locke.

kaldaniels
06-19-2013, 09:50 PM
Who is the older looking "girl" sitting in the passenger seat in the seatbelt commercial with the fox sports girl? Is it someone we are supposed to know?

Tadasimha
06-19-2013, 09:54 PM
Should have thrown anyway, Zach

reds700
06-19-2013, 09:55 PM
Absolutely awful decision by Cozart that may cost his team the game.

joshua
06-19-2013, 09:55 PM
Cozart not thinking.

Red Raindog
06-19-2013, 09:57 PM
Cozart not exactly joining in the mound conference --- can't blame him

Billy_Bearcat
06-19-2013, 09:57 PM
Who is the older looking "girl" sitting in the passenger seat in the seatbelt commercial with the fox sports girl? Is it someone we are supposed to know?

She used to be the chick at the stadium that would go around interviewing people in the seats.

reds700
06-19-2013, 09:59 PM
Don't think this is gonna end well.

reds700
06-19-2013, 10:02 PM
Good job Arroyo.

Tadasimha
06-19-2013, 10:02 PM
Old pro pitcher stays cool and gets out of the inning. Well done.

RedsfaninMT
06-19-2013, 10:03 PM
Gentlemen, start your bats.

Red Raindog
06-19-2013, 10:04 PM
Don't think this is gonna end well.

nobody gets out alive

reds44
06-19-2013, 10:06 PM
Considering Choo can't hit lefties or play CF, I'm curious if anyone is still screaming to give him a crajillion dollars in the offseason.

Tadasimha
06-19-2013, 10:06 PM
Votto trying to tie the game with one swing

mbgrayson
06-19-2013, 10:06 PM
Choo hits a roller right in front of the plate. Martin throws wide to 1st, but since Choo was just jogging, Jones has time to leave the bag, catch the ball, and go back to 1st for the out. Nice hustle....not.

Red Raindog
06-19-2013, 10:08 PM
Cubs & Whiners tied in 3ed

RedsfaninMT
06-19-2013, 10:08 PM
Gentlemen, start your bats.

or not

New York Red
06-19-2013, 10:08 PM
After 24 total innings, no Reds player has driven in a teammate yet in this series.

Strikes Out Looking
06-19-2013, 10:09 PM
What time is the Reds game tonight? The players should get to the stadium soon to warm up.

malcontent
06-19-2013, 10:10 PM
How does anyone watch these games and think that the Pirates are going to fold?

Goose1701
06-19-2013, 10:10 PM
Runs would be nice.

RedEye
06-19-2013, 10:12 PM
Is Jeff Locke the left-handed Mike Leake? In any case, this must be how other teams feel facing Leake recently. Nothing overpowering, but the Reds just don't seem to be able to make consistent, solid contact in the air.

reds44
06-19-2013, 10:12 PM
How does anyone watch these games and think that the Pirates are going to fold?
Because they can't hit and they fold every year?

dsmith421
06-19-2013, 10:13 PM
The Pirates may finally have sucked for a sufficient period of time to accumulate enough arms to compete. Congratulations?

holster10
06-19-2013, 10:13 PM
how much you be willing to pay to for a ticket watch the Reds offense right now? It's too bad Reds can't plate some runs to get the large crowd something....anything to get excited about.

Tadasimha
06-19-2013, 10:13 PM
Yikes!

Thank you, Mr Bruce

New York Red
06-19-2013, 10:13 PM
Great job by Jay to make that look "routine". :beerme:

VR
06-19-2013, 10:14 PM
Arroyo....wow. Didn't have his best stuff, but gift wrapped an outing giving his team a chance to win.

Think they realize warmups are over yet?

Tadasimha
06-19-2013, 10:15 PM
All right, guys, time for you to get Arroyo a well deserved victory!

New York Red
06-19-2013, 10:15 PM
How does anyone watch these games and think that the Pirates are going to fold?
I agree with you, but I think a lot of us were thinking the same thing this time last year. The difference is they are doing it this year despite numerous injuries to their starting pitching staff. They've been impressive, no doubt.

RedEye
06-19-2013, 10:18 PM
I agree with you, but I think a lot of us were thinking the same thing this time last year. The difference is they are doing it this year despite numerous injuries to their starting pitching staff. They've been impressive, no doubt.

I still don't think they have enough hitting to really make noise in the playoffs, but they do seem like they will be a bother to the Reds all season this time around.

BluegrassRedleg
06-19-2013, 10:19 PM
Cozart is just a notch behind Stubbs for most clueless plate approach in recent Reds memory.

kaldaniels
06-19-2013, 10:20 PM
If I'm scripting things, the Reds get their runs off of Grilli tonight and win.

Red Raindog
06-19-2013, 10:21 PM
Cozart is just a notch behind Stubbs for most clueless plate approach in recent Reds memory.

But he keeps trying it --- reminds me of a definition of something

krm1580
06-19-2013, 10:21 PM
If I'm scripting things, the Reds get their runs off of Grilli tonight and win.

I don't know. They seem snakebit this series. Last night and tonight even when they hit the ball hard its right at somebody.

holster10
06-19-2013, 10:23 PM
I don't know. They seem snakebit this series. Last night and tonight even when they hit the ball hard its right at somebody.

honestly, outside of Frazier, who else has even squared one up against this guy?

New York Red
06-19-2013, 10:23 PM
When's the last time Cingrani pitched on one day's rest?

New York Red
06-19-2013, 10:24 PM
honestly, outside of Frazier, who else has even squared one up against this guy?
That's what I was thinking.

klw
06-19-2013, 10:24 PM
I don't know. They seem snakebit this series. Last night and tonight even when they hit the ball hard its right at somebody.

The Mather Effect.

RedEye
06-19-2013, 10:24 PM
When's the last time Cingrani pitched on one day's rest?

College?

New York Red
06-19-2013, 10:25 PM
I love how Tony comes back after getting obviously screwed by an ump.

Tadasimha
06-19-2013, 10:27 PM
Siddown

mbgrayson
06-19-2013, 10:29 PM
Ok. Cingrani looks to be the answer for the 8th...

New York Red
06-19-2013, 10:29 PM
Tony Cingrani. :eek::laugh::beerme:

Goose1701
06-19-2013, 10:29 PM
Just one non fastball.

KYRedsFan
06-19-2013, 10:30 PM
okay. score.

Red Raindog
06-19-2013, 10:30 PM
Manny or Tony --- Manny or Tony

:dunno:


:laugh:

WVRedsFan
06-19-2013, 10:30 PM
How does anyone watch these games and think that the Pirates are going to fold?

They're not.

klw
06-19-2013, 10:30 PM
Hey Pirates go sit down and have a drink, you have been Cingrani'd.

No that is even whose than Partched.

New York Red
06-19-2013, 10:31 PM
Manny or Tony --- Manny or Tony

:dunno:


:laugh:
Tough call. :D

LexRedsFan
06-19-2013, 10:31 PM
I just checked the line score at work. Good lord, whats offense?

Tom Servo
06-19-2013, 10:31 PM
How does anyone watch these games and think that the Pirates are going to fold?
Because people said the same exact thing like this last year.

Red Raindog
06-19-2013, 10:33 PM
I just checked the line score at work. Good lord, whats offense?

http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=330619106

klw
06-19-2013, 10:34 PM
I just checked the line score at work. Good lord, whats offense?

On the plus side Reds have only oven up 4 earned in26 innings.

RedEye
06-19-2013, 10:34 PM
X-Man just missed tying this up.

50YrRedsFan
06-19-2013, 10:35 PM
I still don't think they have enough hitting to really make noise in the playoffs, but they do seem like they will be a bother to the Reds all season this time around.

You're talking about the Reds, right? After these last 2 games, you must be.

RedEye
06-19-2013, 10:36 PM
You're talking about the Reds, right? After these last 2 games, you must be.

Heh. Yeah, they haven't looked like a very good hitting club over the past two games, that's for sure. Not that the Pirates have been lighting things up particularly either.

Raisor
06-19-2013, 10:36 PM
okay. score.

Give me a minute

kbrake
06-19-2013, 10:36 PM
You're talking about the Reds, right? After these last 2 games, you must be.

Most people don't base their analysis off of two games.

KYRedsFan
06-19-2013, 10:36 PM
brutally bad.

BluegrassRedleg
06-19-2013, 10:36 PM
Every time a man is on, the next guy is just hacking. :(

Billy_Bearcat
06-19-2013, 10:37 PM
Zzzzzzzz

Raisor
06-19-2013, 10:38 PM
Most people don't base their analysis off of two games.

Sure, most people

Red Raindog
06-19-2013, 10:39 PM
Give me a minute

TexasDave will be very jealous

forfreelin04
06-19-2013, 10:39 PM
Every time a man is on, the next guy is just hacking. :(

This sort of approach is what I worry about in the playoffs. They seem to lose their minds when their struggling or just need one run.

holster10
06-19-2013, 10:39 PM
well, the Reds offense is a laugher again tonight.....

New York Red
06-19-2013, 10:39 PM
Most people don't base their analysis off of two games.
The Reds have been schizophrenic on offense the entire season. Tom Hanks would say they're like a box of chocolates.

forfreelin04
06-19-2013, 10:40 PM
Grilli due for a BS

Sending good juju Phillips Bruce and Fraziers way

Tom Servo
06-19-2013, 10:41 PM
http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=90202

Kal may have to top this thread again if the same posters are again going to start crowning the Pirates as Kings for the third straight year.


The Pirates have shut out the Reds two games in a row. I'd buy what ever they are drinking right now. It might not be pretty but they are in first place. They must be doing something right.
From 2011, lol.

kbrake
06-19-2013, 10:42 PM
The Reds have been schizophrenic on offense the entire season. Tom Hanks would say they're like a box of chocolates.

I think you would find that to be true of all teams if you watched them all as closely. Slumps like this are definitely frustrating though I get that.

50YrRedsFan
06-19-2013, 10:42 PM
Simon with an "oops" to Mercer

forfreelin04
06-19-2013, 10:42 PM
Where art thou Chapman?

50YrRedsFan
06-19-2013, 10:44 PM
Most people don't base their analysis off of two games.

Well, if we don't score in the 9th, we will have been shut out 3 of our past 5 games.

kbrake
06-19-2013, 10:45 PM
Well, if we don't score in the 9th, we will have been shut out 3 of our past 5 games.

I think you may have missed the real point of my post.

RedEye
06-19-2013, 10:46 PM
The Reds have been schizophrenic on offense the entire season. Tom Hanks would say they're like a box of chocolates.

That's the impression I've had as well. Have you seen this FG article on the topic? Thought about starting a thread on the ORG, but not sure whether it has already been discussed.

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/does-consistent-play-help-a-team-win/

Kc61
06-19-2013, 10:50 PM
Some of the Reds' stars need to start hitting more.

Recently, only Jay Bruce has been effective offensively. Frazier to some extent also.

Votto, Choo, and Phillips are slumping a bit, but in a series like this they are needed.

Raisor
06-19-2013, 10:50 PM
Well, if we don't score in the 9th, we will have been shut out 3 of our past 5 games.

Not me, I score plenty

kbrake
06-19-2013, 10:52 PM
Ok who wants on the walkoff bandwagon? The wagon will be closed promptly as soon as the inning starts. Those not on board before will be excluded from out post game celebration.

RedEye
06-19-2013, 10:52 PM
How about an inning like the 8th we had two nights ago, guys? Two solo HR would be a perfect way to end the night. Quick and to the point.

Kc61
06-19-2013, 10:52 PM
Phillips, Bruce, and Frazier in the ninth to hit against Grilli.

Red Raindog
06-19-2013, 10:53 PM
Ok who wants on the walkoff bandwagon? The wagon will be closed promptly as soon as the inning starts. Those not on board before will be excluded from out post game celebration.

I have my rally beer ready

kaldaniels
06-19-2013, 10:53 PM
http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=90202

Kal may have to top this thread again if the same posters are again going to start crowning the Pirates as Kings for the third straight year.


From 2011, lol.

Thanks a lot Tom...now some butthead is gonna bump the thread and off we go again....:lol:

In all seriousness, I've said that until Cole was promoted, I wouldn't view them as serious contenders. Well guess what just happened. D'oh.

I sure don't see them being able to topple both the Reds and Cards to win the division. I'd give them a 5 percent chance of doing so.

Now as for the wildcard...the rest of the NL aside from the Central has really underperformed to this point in my opinion. That gives the Bucs (and the second place team of the Reds/Cards) a big headstart for the Wildcard. Without diving into things I still don't believe in Pitt over a 162 game season...but I'd give them a 30 percent chance to make the playoffs right now.

They certainly don't frighten me though.

50YrRedsFan
06-19-2013, 10:53 PM
I think you may have missed the real point of my post.

I understood you, it's just that we have been doing this all season when we play the better teams. There has been little or no improvement in our hitting against the better teams or pitchers, and we're nearly half way through the season. Assuming we get to the playoffs, is this going to continue to happen?
I see no reason to expect different unless they show some improvement now.

RedEye
06-19-2013, 10:53 PM
I have my rally beer ready

Do you have to drink that upside down and backwards?

Raisor
06-19-2013, 10:53 PM
How about an inning like the 8th we had two nights ago, guys?

You sure game threaded the hell out of that inning.

reds1869
06-19-2013, 10:53 PM
Time for a rally!

Goose1701
06-19-2013, 10:53 PM
Ok who wants on the walkoff bandwagon? The wagon will be closed promptly as soon as the inning starts. Those not on board before will be excluded from out post game celebration.

Phillips double, Bruce bomb. Let's do this.

Red Raindog
06-19-2013, 10:54 PM
Do you have to drink that upside down and backwards?

I can do that

WVRedsFan
06-19-2013, 10:54 PM
The Pirates win on pitching. Their hitting is putrid and their fielding is sorry, but they can pitch and in this series, they have been stellar. And with everyone on the team struggling at the plate, Cozart's brain cramps in the field, it was the perfect storm. It points out the left field problem and the loss of a true cleanup hitter. That said, the Reds could fall back a long way before this is over, but it is a long season.

forfreelin04
06-19-2013, 10:55 PM
Grilli gets a little more stucco on his ball thanks to that hair that just happens to appear as if he just got out of the shower

50YrRedsFan
06-19-2013, 10:55 PM
Not me, I score plenty

I'm too old to make the pencil work.:D

RedEye
06-19-2013, 10:55 PM
You sure game threaded the hell out of that inning.

Couldn't have done it without you though, Raisor. It was a team effort.

VR
06-19-2013, 10:55 PM
Time to bbq Grilli's butt here.

BluegrassRedleg
06-19-2013, 10:56 PM
boom!!!

RedEye
06-19-2013, 10:56 PM
Bruuuuuuuce!

Tom Servo
06-19-2013, 10:56 PM
BRUUUUUUUUUUUUUCE :jump:

Raisor
06-19-2013, 10:56 PM
Time to bbq Grilli's butt here.

I bet Dane Cook will steal that line

WVRedsFan
06-19-2013, 10:56 PM
Blown save!!!!!

VR
06-19-2013, 10:56 PM
Defense and pitching. Sounds like a familiar recipe.

foxfire123
06-19-2013, 10:56 PM
Dangit! why oh why couldn't Brandon have gotten on......

Billy_Bearcat
06-19-2013, 10:57 PM
Grilli probably pulling the Al Leiter. Putting the axel grease on the hair and going to it every pitch.

Bruce the only guy who's shown up pretty much all season.

Slyder
06-19-2013, 10:57 PM
BRUUUUUCE!!!!

kaldaniels
06-19-2013, 10:57 PM
No showboating after a save tonight Grilli.

kbrake
06-19-2013, 10:57 PM
Only four people got their RSVP in on time. Going to be a super exclusive celebration.

Raisor
06-19-2013, 10:57 PM
I'm taking full credit for the Bruce bomb

thatcoolguy_22
06-19-2013, 10:57 PM
Jeez, when is Bruce going to start hitting?

Goose1701
06-19-2013, 10:57 PM
YES BRUCE!

WrongVerb
06-19-2013, 10:57 PM
Damn I wish that Jay Bruce guy would live up to his expectations...

WebScorpion
06-19-2013, 10:57 PM
BOOM! Jay Bruce ties the ball game! 1-1 :jump:

VR
06-19-2013, 10:57 PM
I bet Dane Cook will steal that line

Not sure who he is....but he must be one awful comedian.

Jamz
06-19-2013, 10:57 PM
Bruuuuuuuuce!!!

Goose1701
06-19-2013, 10:57 PM
phillips double, bruce bomb. Let's do this.

one out of two aint bad!

KYRedsFan
06-19-2013, 10:57 PM
niiiiiice

Kc61
06-19-2013, 10:58 PM
Bruce has been very, very good lately. Overall his season has come together well.

But it's time for some of his buddies to get hot as well.

Including some guys with a lot of all star votes.

Raisor
06-19-2013, 10:58 PM
Only four people got their RSVP in on time. Going to be a super exclusive celebration.

No one else invited to the after party. I'm not going either unless there are chicks. No sausage feasts

BluegrassRedleg
06-19-2013, 10:58 PM
Oh, Dusty... Please don't bring AC in for an inning with the bottom of the order due up.

kaldaniels
06-19-2013, 10:59 PM
I'm taking full credit for the Bruce bomb

Full credit???


If I'm scripting things, the Reds get their runs off of Grilli tonight and win.

Red Raindog
06-19-2013, 10:59 PM
I've got another beer ready

RedEye
06-19-2013, 10:59 PM
No one else invited to the after party. I'm not going either unless there are chicks. No sausage feasts

You mean fests?

VR
06-19-2013, 10:59 PM
I wonder if Pirate zone is blowing up wondering why Grilli was used again tonight.

mgbrown66
06-19-2013, 10:59 PM
Wow! BRUUUUUUUUUCE

Raisor
06-19-2013, 10:59 PM
Not sure who he is....but he must be one awful comedian.

I find him to be awesome but he has a rep for ripping off other comedians

Tom Servo
06-19-2013, 10:59 PM
You mean fests?
I sure hope so.

forfreelin04
06-19-2013, 11:00 PM
Cozart never saw a pitch he didn't like.... Frazier too

RedEye
06-19-2013, 11:00 PM
I wonder if Pirate zone is blowing up wondering why Grilli was used again tonight.

You mean the Pirate's Bay? Probably just downloading things illegally over there.

WVRedsFan
06-19-2013, 11:00 PM
Cozart. And he does it again. No hit and brain fades fielding. Good grief.

Raisor
06-19-2013, 11:00 PM
Full credit???

I never share credit.

VR
06-19-2013, 11:00 PM
Bruce and Cozart have defined their entire years in the bottom of the 8th.

Red Raindog
06-19-2013, 11:00 PM
Oh, Dusty... Please don't bring AC in for an inning with the bottom of the order due up.

You want Manny?

:eek:

Raisor
06-19-2013, 11:01 PM
I sure hope so.

Either way

kaldaniels
06-19-2013, 11:01 PM
I never share credit.

We know. ;)

Big Klu
06-19-2013, 11:01 PM
Congratulations to Jay Bruce, who has passed "The Big Bopper" Lee May for 16th place on the Reds' all-time home run list!


Updated Reds HR list (players in italics are active):

Reds 100-Home Run Club
1. Johnny Bench - 389
2. Frank Robinson - 324
3. Tony Perez - 287
4. Adam Dunn - 270
5. Ted Kluszewski - 251
6. George Foster - 244
7. Ken Griffey, Jr. - 210
8. Eric Davis - 203
9. Barry Larkin - 198
10. Vada Pinson - 186
11. Wally Post - 172
12. Gus Bell - 160
13. Joe Morgan - 152
13. Pete Rose - 152
13. Brandon Phillips - 152
16. Jay Bruce - 148
17. Lee May - 147
18. Joey Votto - 145
19. Dan Driessen - 133
20. Reggie Sanders - 125
21. Ernie Lombardi - 120
22. Sean Casey - 118
23. Frank McCormick - 110
24. Dave Parker - 107
25. Chris Sabo - 104
26. Dave Concepcion - 101

Raisor
06-19-2013, 11:03 PM
We know. ;)

It is raisorzone after all

Billy_Bearcat
06-19-2013, 11:03 PM
I find him to be awesome but he has a rep for ripping off other comedians

He's pretty bad, but his bit on the Kool Aid man still makes me plotz.

RedEye
06-19-2013, 11:03 PM
You want Manny?

:eek:

This is starting to become the RZ threat of the year.

Poster 1: Man, I wish Dusty would sit next to Chapman less in the dugout.
Poster 2: Would you rather have Manny Parra sit there?

mgbrown66
06-19-2013, 11:03 PM
Too bad the Pirates closer doesn't give up back to back jacks like Chapman loves to do.

BluegrassRedleg
06-19-2013, 11:04 PM
You want Manny?

:eek:

Yeah. What's the difference? You're gonna get him in the 11th on anyway. ;)

Raisor
06-19-2013, 11:04 PM
You want Manny?

:eek:

Speaking of MANNY he's left his ROC team

Time for Manny to be Manny in red

kaldaniels
06-19-2013, 11:05 PM
I get the sense McCutcheon really dislikes the Reds. He always seems to have a determined glare in his eye against the Reds.

And, Chapman just made him look silly.

Tom Servo
06-19-2013, 11:06 PM
Speaking of MANNY he's left his ROC team

Time for Manny to be Manny in red
We do need a RH OF bat to hit lefties...

RedEye
06-19-2013, 11:06 PM
I get the sense McCutcheon really dislikes the Reds. He always seems to have a determined glare in his eye against the Reds.

And, Chapman just made him look silly.

I think McC pretty much always looks like that (the glare in his eyes, not the silly part).

Red Raindog
06-19-2013, 11:06 PM
Speaking of MANNY he's left his ROC team

Time for Manny to be Manny in red

I saw that -- must have eaten the whole buffet and will now migrate

WVRedsFan
06-19-2013, 11:08 PM
I get the sense McCutcheon really dislikes the Reds. He always seems to have a determined glare in his eye against the Reds.

And, Chapman just made him look silly.

The whole Pitsburgh organization hates the Reds and has since 1990.

Kc61
06-19-2013, 11:09 PM
I get the sense McCutcheon really dislikes the Reds. He always seems to have a determined glare in his eye against the Reds.

And, Chapman just made him look silly.

Except McCutchen seems to like Votto. Lots of chatter between them when McCutchen is on first base. Probably know each other from all star games.

RedEye
06-19-2013, 11:10 PM
Walker walk

Raisor
06-19-2013, 11:10 PM
I saw that -- must have eaten the whole buffet and will now migrate

I actually snorted when I read this