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Matt700wlw
08-31-2013, 05:30 PM
Choo CF
Phillips 2B
Votto 1B
Bruce RF
Ludwick LF
Frazier 3B
Mesoraco C
Cozart SS
Reynolds P

Larry Schuler
08-31-2013, 06:14 PM
I know Helton stung the Reds big last night but the guy I'm afraid of tonight is Matt Stairs.

SirFelixCat
08-31-2013, 06:33 PM
Present at the game. First time sitting in the OF ( 1st row above our BP). Can we find a W plz?

cincinnati chili
08-31-2013, 06:43 PM
Present at the game. First time sitting in the OF ( 1st row above our BP). Can we find a W plz?

I lucked into 24 dollar tickets on stub hub. 38 rows behind home plate. Hooray Rockies being out of contention when the Reds come to town.

Tom Servo
08-31-2013, 06:58 PM
Rox:

1. Dickerson
2. Herrera
3. Tulowitzki
4. Cuddyer
5. Helton
6. Rosario
7. Arenado
8. Blackmon
9. Nicasio

keeganbrick
08-31-2013, 07:35 PM
This lineup is averaging 10 rpg...no way we lose.

NebraskaRed
08-31-2013, 07:58 PM
John Fay ‏@johnfayman 14m
Marshall will throw a bullpen tomorrow. His first since his setback. #reds @Cincienquirer

Seems like it would be easier to throw a baseball, but what do I know.

Redsfan08
08-31-2013, 08:16 PM
seeing how its the Reds they will most likely find a way to lose

Tom Servo
08-31-2013, 08:21 PM
seeing how its the Reds they will most likely find a way to lose
Totally, that's pretty much all we ever do: Lose.




This is 2007, right?

NebraskaRed
08-31-2013, 08:25 PM
seeing how its the Reds they will most likely find a way to lose

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/70/Eeyore.gif

Redsfan08
08-31-2013, 08:28 PM
Totally, that's pretty much all we ever do: Lose.




This is 2007, right?
seeing how we are expected to win we probably wont when were not expected to win we do for a team that had world series expectations this year in my opnion have been a disapointment"

Larkin Fan
08-31-2013, 08:34 PM
Seems like it would be easier to throw a baseball, but what do I know.

Now we know why he keeps re-injuring himself!

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 08:49 PM
Buccos out to a 2-1 lead mid 3rd, Nats getting beat 8-0 after 3

Tom Servo
08-31-2013, 09:04 PM
Beltran RBI single put STL on the board. 2-1 game.

Kc61
08-31-2013, 09:05 PM
If Reds want to win the division, they need to start playing better. Like now.

Dusty keeps referring to some big winning streak the Reds are poised to have. Somebody needs to tell him that the regular season ends in a month.

Go Reds.

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 09:08 PM
Mets are spanking the Nationals. The Nats August burst is fizzling pretty quickly.

SirFelixCat
08-31-2013, 09:11 PM
Reynolds having a hard time locating his knuckle curve in warmups. We have a view from right behind him watching. Price telling him to raise him arm and finish...flying too much from the side. Just passing that along :)

NebraskaRed
08-31-2013, 09:11 PM
I may have heat stroke, so excuse my potentially dumb question: If the Reds win, will they gain a game no matter who wins in the Pirates/Cards game?

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 09:12 PM
Byrd knocks in Alvarez to extend the Pirates lead to 3-1

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 09:12 PM
I may have heat stroke, so excuse my potentially dumb question: If the Reds win, will they gain a game no matter who wins in the Pirates/Cards game?

No - if they win they stay the same behind the leader but gain on the team that loses for the first WC

Tom Servo
08-31-2013, 09:13 PM
Reynolds having a hard time locating his knuckle curve in warmups. We have a view from right behind him watching. Price telling him to raise him arm and finish...flying too much from the side. Just passing that along :)
So you're saying we should all do something else tonight? :doh:

Tadasimha
08-31-2013, 09:13 PM
Be nice to give Reynolds an early lead

RedEye
08-31-2013, 09:14 PM
I'm liking this Votto-Bruce 3-4 combo. Will it last or is Dusty just waiting for Ludwick to get his feet?

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 09:15 PM
4 pitch walk to start out

Tom Servo
08-31-2013, 09:15 PM
Looks like Choo will be running.

Tadasimha
08-31-2013, 09:16 PM
Nice

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 09:16 PM
Martin hits 3 run homer for Pirates - love seeing the Birds get hammered, just wish the Reds did it to them

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2013, 09:17 PM
Phillips with a gapper. Triple to plate Choo!

NebraskaRed
08-31-2013, 09:17 PM
Nice triple for DatDude

Tom Servo
08-31-2013, 09:17 PM
1-0 Redlegs!

Tom Servo
08-31-2013, 09:18 PM
Ooooooooo those precious RBIs

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 09:18 PM
BP!!! Triple 98 meaningless rbis!!

Tadasimha
08-31-2013, 09:18 PM
Just what the dr ordered - don't stop now, boys!

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2013, 09:19 PM
Good start for the Reds. 2-0 and now Bruce with a solid single.

NebraskaRed
08-31-2013, 09:19 PM
Good start. Bruce on with a single.

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 09:20 PM
Joey gets the groundout rbi, Bruce singles

Tom Servo
08-31-2013, 09:21 PM
Luddy with a single

Kc61
08-31-2013, 09:21 PM
Pirates up 6-1. I think this is good for the Reds. More concerned with Cards for remainder of regular season because they (like Reds) have bunch of home games.

Bucs play mostly on the road coming up.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2013, 09:21 PM
And the drum beats on. Ludwick single to center.

757690
08-31-2013, 09:22 PM
4 batters. 3 reach base. 2 score.

Kc61
08-31-2013, 09:23 PM
Elevate the ball, Todd.

Mutaman
08-31-2013, 09:23 PM
Byrd having a good game. Big pickup.

NebraskaRed
08-31-2013, 09:23 PM
The Cards are reluctant to pull Lynn so early in the game, but they might regret that.

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 09:24 PM
I'm letting you guys do the pbp my feed seems to be a few seconds behind you guys

Tom Servo
08-31-2013, 09:24 PM
Ugh.

edabbs44
08-31-2013, 09:24 PM
Frazier is a total drag

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 09:25 PM
7-1 Pirates now and Lynn STILL in, still 3rd

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2013, 09:25 PM
6-4-3 to end the inning. But I'll take 2 every inning. I'm not greedy. :O)

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 09:26 PM
Frazier is a total drag

Wish there'd been a Byrd that played third

Kc61
08-31-2013, 09:26 PM
Frazier's stat line shows this very large increase in ground ball rate this year.

That double play ball was almost predictable.

For a power hitter to hit 47% (approx) ground balls, just doesn't do it.

757690
08-31-2013, 09:27 PM
6-4-3 to end the inning. But I'll take 2 every inning. I'm not greedy. :O)

Might need that tonight.

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 09:28 PM
Come on Greg, relax and let it drop on em

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 09:29 PM
His pitches seem to be dropping well enough if he keeps it down

Tom Servo
08-31-2013, 09:31 PM
That 2-1 pitch by Reynolds looked good.

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 09:32 PM
good play. 1-2-3. Good job Greg! Good play by Zach!

Tom Servo
08-31-2013, 09:32 PM
Good inning Greg, a few more of those!

Tadasimha
08-31-2013, 09:33 PM
He was safe...too bad for the Rocks, huh? :lol:

mth123
08-31-2013, 09:33 PM
Frazier's stat line shows this very large increase in ground ball rate this year.

That double play ball was almost predictable.

For a power hitter to hit 47% (approx) ground balls, just doesn't do it.

The League adjusts. It's in Todd's court now. So far he's not adjusted back very well.

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 09:35 PM
Nice play by Arrenado. Gotta hand it to him.

NebraskaRed
08-31-2013, 09:35 PM
I have this game on my TV, the Pirates/Cards on my laptop, and the Nebraska/Wyoming game on my phone.

I might have a problem.

Tom Servo
08-31-2013, 09:35 PM
A loud out, but Mes making the case for hitting above Frazier.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2013, 09:36 PM
He was safe...too bad for the Rocks, huh? :lol:

I couldn't tell. Just too close to call IMO.

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 09:36 PM
Cozart fans on a high fastball

Tom Servo
08-31-2013, 09:36 PM
the Nebraska/Wyoming game on my phone.

The game that will determine once and for all which state is the greatest on earth: Nebraska or Wyoming.

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 09:37 PM
I have this game on my TV, the Pirates/Cards on my laptop, and the Nebraska/Wyoming game on my phone.

I might have a problem.

Reds on desktop, Nats on laptop, Cards on TV, DBacks in the inset window

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2013, 09:38 PM
I have this game on my TV, the Pirates/Cards on my laptop, and the Nebraska/Wyoming game on my phone.

I might have a problem.

Yep. You like Nebraska. :p;)

NebraskaRed
08-31-2013, 09:38 PM
The game that will determine once and for all which state is the greatest on earth: Nebraska or Wyoming.

I mean, it's the Cornhuskers vs. the Cowboys.

Clearly Nebraska

757690
08-31-2013, 09:39 PM
I have this game on my TV, the Pirates/Cards on my laptop, and the Nebraska/Wyoming game on my phone.

I might have a problem.

You definitely have a problem. You need another device to watch the Clemson/Georgia game.

RedEye
08-31-2013, 09:40 PM
Reds on desktop, Nats on laptop, Cards on TV, DBacks in the inset window

Eek! I think that combo might give me a seizure!

Kc61
08-31-2013, 09:40 PM
The League adjusts. It's in Todd's court now. So far he's not adjusted back very well.

It's been in Todd's court since last September when he started to go south. He has 500 PAs this year. I don't mean to rush Todd or anything.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2013, 09:41 PM
Several of you have problems. It's not football season. It's baseball season. But then again, it's ALWAYS baseball season. :)

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 09:42 PM
Eek! I think that combo might give me a seizure!

I feel like one of those broker guys that watch like 12 screens with symbols rolling all over the place...

Kc61
08-31-2013, 09:42 PM
A loud out, but Mes making the case for hitting above Frazier.

Mes, Frazier and Cozart haven't made any case this year offensively.

Mesoraco's issue is that he is below .690 OPS and getting lower. Not a particularly strong argument.

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 09:43 PM
Cuddyer hits...now Helton. Ugh

mth123
08-31-2013, 09:43 PM
It's been in Todd's court since last September when he started to go south. He has 500 PAs this year. I don't mean to rush Todd or anything.

I think Walt is who needs to make the next move. Most had Frazier figured for a strong bench/part-time player. If the Reds had a good lefty hitting 3B to play most of the time, Frazier might look pretty good as a 1B/3B/LF/RF sub who gets 300 to 350 PAs per season.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2013, 09:43 PM
Helton looking for #2500. I vote he looks for it against the Dodgers.

DocRed
08-31-2013, 09:44 PM
This ump sucks

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 09:44 PM
Helton looking for #2500. I vote he looks for it against the Dodgers.

Let him get it against the next club he faces

Tom Servo
08-31-2013, 09:45 PM
Mes, Frazier and Cozart haven't made any case this year offensively.

Mesoraco's issue is that he is below .690 OPS and getting lower. Not a particularly strong argument.
Well you just cited Frazier's September a post ago as a sign of impending doom for this year. Since the All-Star break Mesoraco has a .747 OPS.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2013, 09:45 PM
Let him get it against the next club he faces

That would be the Dodgers btw. :O)

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 09:45 PM
Harmless deep fly to Choo

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2013, 09:46 PM
Helton seems like a nice guy. Kinda hard to root against him. But I'll try. :O)

Tom Servo
08-31-2013, 09:47 PM
I like Helton, but after what he did to use last night, I can't resist


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BCcgKD-CAAASKZF.png

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 09:48 PM
single. need a double play here

Tom Servo
08-31-2013, 09:48 PM
Ugh, thought one of Frazier/Cozart would get to that.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2013, 09:48 PM
Seeing eye grounder in the SS/3B hole. 2 on, 1 out.

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 09:49 PM
thats the beauty of a groundball pitcher right there!

Tom Servo
08-31-2013, 09:50 PM
Yesiree!


Reynolds already killing a lot of worms tonight, a good sign.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2013, 09:50 PM
Nice DP. Really nice job by Reynolds getting over there fast.

NebraskaRed
08-31-2013, 09:50 PM
Beautiful double play

Kc61
08-31-2013, 09:53 PM
Well you just cited Frazier's September a post ago as a sign of impending doom for this year. Since the All-Star break Mesoraco has a .747 OPS.

Yeah, I like Mes for the future, I'm a bit disappointed with his overall year. Didn't mean to say he won't be good, I like his plate discipline. He's getting better which is important.

I also like Cozart quite a bit, but he will not take a walk. It's maddening. He could be a superior shortstop all around but his walk rate is destroying his OBP, which is unacceptable.

Frazier, really needs to work on things this off season. He's fallen off a cliff, and the ground ball rate seems to be the culprit.

I just think these three guys could have helped the offense more this season.

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 09:55 PM
Brandon homers! 99 rbis

Tadasimha
08-31-2013, 09:55 PM
Boomstick!

xsteve1
08-31-2013, 09:55 PM
Another meaningless RBI for Phillips.:D

NebraskaRed
08-31-2013, 09:56 PM
DatDude!!!!

Kc61
08-31-2013, 09:56 PM
Brandon HR now with 99 RBIS.

Very happy with Brandon's play recently. Coming up big in some big games.

DocRed
08-31-2013, 09:56 PM
Brandon HR now with 99 RBIS.

Very happy with Brandon's play recently. Coming up big in some big games.

BP haters are crying...:~~

RedEye
08-31-2013, 09:57 PM
BP finally seems to be hitting his stride again. Great news for all!

RedEye
08-31-2013, 09:58 PM
Maybe a nice C. Trent insult was all he needed to get going.

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 09:59 PM
Joey was cussing himself for missing that change

Kc61
08-31-2013, 09:59 PM
Maybe a nice C. Trent insult was all he needed to get going.

Phillips seems to thrive with the spotlight on him. Not a bad trait for a major league athlete.

SirFelixCat
08-31-2013, 09:59 PM
BPs HR right in front of us :)

jhiller21
08-31-2013, 09:59 PM
Joey with some choice words for the microphones

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2013, 10:02 PM
Stepped away for a bit. I've got to catch up.

:jump: BPHIL!!!

There, I feel better. Carry on. :O)

Big Klu
08-31-2013, 10:03 PM
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
12. Jay Bruce - 160
14. Brandon Phillips - 159
15. Joey Votto - 153
16. Joe Morgan - 152
16. Pete Rose - 152
18. Lee May - 147
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

50YrRedsFan
08-31-2013, 10:04 PM
Votto's been pretty quiet lately. Average slowing falling. Now .309 with 117 K's.

Tom Servo
08-31-2013, 10:04 PM
Blackmon becoming a pest.

Kc61
08-31-2013, 10:05 PM
Votto's been pretty quiet lately. Average slowing falling. Now .309 with 117 K's.

He seems to be off, but I expect him to get going when the Reds go home Monday.

Keep it together Reynolds.

PepperJack
08-31-2013, 10:06 PM
BPs HR right in front of us :)

You wearing a Los Rojos jersey?

Tom Servo
08-31-2013, 10:07 PM
Jesus, Cozart.

DocRed
08-31-2013, 10:07 PM
Another idiot ump...what else is new?

757690
08-31-2013, 10:08 PM
Clearly that was dropped in transition. It wasn't even close.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2013, 10:08 PM
Welsh...."dusty's sprinting out there" LOL. That's a sprint? :O)

Tadasimha
08-31-2013, 10:08 PM
Jesus, Cozart.

On the transfer - should be out at second

Kc61
08-31-2013, 10:08 PM
Rockies TV announcer admits Rockies got a break there. Cozart had the ball, lost it on the transfer. Bad break for the Reds.

Tom Servo
08-31-2013, 10:09 PM
Yesiree!

757690
08-31-2013, 10:09 PM
Welsh...."dusty's sprinting out there" LOL. That's a sprint? :O)

When you get old like Dusty and me, that is sprinting.

Redsfansince72
08-31-2013, 10:09 PM
nice DP

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2013, 10:09 PM
1-6-3! Yessirree!

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2013, 10:10 PM
When you get old like Dusty and me, that is sprinting.

LOL. True, but I would've said "hustling" or "running his fastest". :O)

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 10:11 PM
Reynolds pitched like pro there

Tom Servo
08-31-2013, 10:11 PM
Another nice frame from Reynolds.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2013, 10:12 PM
Really nice job by Reynolds to get out of that.

757690
08-31-2013, 10:12 PM
Welsh...."dusty's sprinting out there" LOL. That's a sprint? :O)

Reminds me of one of my favorite jokes:

What does a snail riding on top of a turtle say?


Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gizmo
08-31-2013, 10:12 PM
4 out inning, well done

Tadasimha
08-31-2013, 10:12 PM
Another nice frame from Reynolds.

Kept his cool nicely in a tough spot.

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 10:13 PM
Pirates still lead and batting in 6th, Nats trail now 8-2 in 7th, Snakes and Giants scoreless in 4th

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 10:14 PM
Luddy with a single!

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 10:14 PM
Frazier grounds out but at least its not a DP

Kc61
08-31-2013, 10:15 PM
Todd with his four millionth grounder, LOL, moves Ludwick to second. Then Mes grounds out on a good play by Tulo.

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 10:15 PM
Tulo robbed Mes

Tom Servo
08-31-2013, 10:15 PM
Man, Rocco can't catch a break tonight.

xsteve1
08-31-2013, 10:15 PM
Tulo is so good.

Tom Servo
08-31-2013, 10:16 PM
Rockies fear Cozart so they let us turn the lineup over.

kaldaniels
08-31-2013, 10:17 PM
Cozart with a good eye draws the walk.

NebraskaRed
08-31-2013, 10:17 PM
Fear the Cozart

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2013, 10:17 PM
I really think Devin is on the verge of just BUSTING out. He's been really stinging the ball, but a ton of at'em balls.

Kc61
08-31-2013, 10:18 PM
With these bottom guys hitting, not a terrible result clearing the pitcher, if that's how it winds up.

Kc61
08-31-2013, 10:25 PM
I really think Devin is on the verge of just BUSTING out. He's been really stinging the ball, but a ton of at'em balls.

Had a good July, not a very good August, maybe he'll have a good September. Hope so.

One out for the Rockies. Bottom four. Middle of order up.

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 10:25 PM
Tulo pops out to Votto.

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 10:27 PM
2 down.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2013, 10:27 PM
Had a good July, not a very good August, maybe he'll have a good September. Hope so.

One out for the Rockies. Bottom four. Middle of order up.

His August...maybe it's just me, but it seemed like he was mashing the ball but was finding a ton of leather instead of grass. I'm guessing his babip was REALLY low in August.

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 10:28 PM
Helton was swinging downtown on that one

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 10:29 PM
struck him out! Nice 1-2-3 inning for Greg R.

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 10:29 PM
Now he's looking like the pitcher that dominated AAA

Tom Servo
08-31-2013, 10:29 PM
4 scoreless frames now for Reynolds. I feel like him pitching like this against the Rockies in Colorado is like if Chris Gruler or Ty Howington came to Cincinnati and shut out the Reds.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2013, 10:30 PM
Reynolds has done a very nice job since his callup. Very poised out there.

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 10:32 PM
Choo singles.

Tom Servo
08-31-2013, 10:33 PM
BP now a single away from the cycle!!!

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 10:33 PM
BP doubles. double, triple and homer. Choo to third

NebraskaRed
08-31-2013, 10:34 PM
Phillips is on fire.

PepperJack
08-31-2013, 10:34 PM
BP now just a single short of the cycle.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2013, 10:34 PM
Phillips with a double. Single away from the cycle baby!

Kc61
08-31-2013, 10:34 PM
His August...maybe it's just me, but it seemed like he was mashing the ball but was finding a ton of leather instead of grass. I'm guessing his babip was REALLY low in August.

Mes' BABIP was low, .261, in August. June was low too, July high.

But his LD rate was low in August, his ground ball rate low, hit a lot of fly balls.

Maybe with a lot of home games in August he will benefit from the friendly confines of GABP.

757690
08-31-2013, 10:35 PM
This is why those "Phillips is having a his worst year" posts make me mad.

kaldaniels
08-31-2013, 10:35 PM
Welsh will use the term "statistical anomaly" tonight.

757690
08-31-2013, 10:36 PM
Welsh will use the term "statistical anomaly" tonight.

Welsh hates the cycle as if it killed his dog.

DocRed
08-31-2013, 10:36 PM
C. Trent is my hero!!

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2013, 10:37 PM
Mes' BABIP was low, .261, in August. June was low too, July high.

But his LD rate was low in August, his ground ball rate low, hit a lot of fly balls.

Maybe with a lot of home games in August he will benefit from the friendly confines of GABP.

Thanks for looking that up KC. No clue where to even look. I'm guessing fangraphs but I have one heck of a time navigating that site.

I guess it was mostly just me. I guess I'm remembering the hard hit balls more than the pop outs. Oh well.

DocRed
08-31-2013, 10:37 PM
Voottooo....

Red in Chicago
08-31-2013, 10:37 PM
oy vey joey...

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 10:37 PM
Votto Ks again. He is struggling.

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 10:38 PM
IBB to Bruce

757690
08-31-2013, 10:38 PM
7-4 odds that Ludwick swings at the first pitch.

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 10:39 PM
Pitching change - Lopez to face Ludwick

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2013, 10:39 PM
Lopez coming in to face Ludwick.

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 10:40 PM
7-1 Pirates over Cards in 8th, Nats down 9-2 in 8th, Snakes have a 3-0 lead in 5th

Falcon7
08-31-2013, 10:40 PM
Voottooo....

Fails again... but he did drive in a run tonight with a ground out to ss... Awesome!

757690
08-31-2013, 10:40 PM
Never understood the pat on the butt when taking out a pitcher. It's like, "hey, I don't have faith in you anymore, and here's some sexual harassment to rub it in."

Kc61
08-31-2013, 10:41 PM
Thanks for looking that up KC. No clue where to even look. I'm guessing fangraphs but I have one heck of a time navigating that site.

I guess it was mostly just me. I guess I'm remembering the hard hit balls more than the pop outs. Oh well.

You made very good points, Mes did have a low BABIP in August. The Batted Ball section (on the player's page) in Fangraphs breaks down LD rate, GB rate, FB rate, which I find instructive.

I don't mind Mes hitting more fly balls, that's the only way he will eventually become the power hitter we all expect. Hope some leave the stadium in September. Maybe even tonight.

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 10:41 PM
balk on lopez 4-0

Tom Servo
08-31-2013, 10:41 PM
The sweetest word in baseball: balk

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 10:41 PM
thank you wilton

NebraskaRed
08-31-2013, 10:41 PM
Balk!

Larkin Fan
08-31-2013, 10:41 PM
Votto seems just below and a bit tardy on those pitches.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2013, 10:41 PM
Fails again... but he did drive in a run tonight with a ground out to ss... Awesome!

Are you for real? Yeah, he's in a slump. Even the great players have 'em.

Tom Servo
08-31-2013, 10:42 PM
Luddy! 3-3 night!

PepperJack
08-31-2013, 10:42 PM
Lopez is a hard 30 years old.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2013, 10:42 PM
Balk. Run scores.

And then Luddy! 2 rbi single! 6-0 Redlegs!

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 10:42 PM
Ludwick delivers! 3 for 3! 2 score it's 6-0 good guys!

757690
08-31-2013, 10:42 PM
The sweetest word in baseball: balk

I had no idea Bob Davidson posted here.

Larkin Fan
08-31-2013, 10:43 PM
Woohoo Ludwick.

DocRed
08-31-2013, 10:43 PM
I will happily admit I was dead wrong about the contribution of Ludwick coming back....yay!

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 10:44 PM
Todd fans. That's different. I expected a grounder.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2013, 10:44 PM
Cards and Pirates, still 7-1 in the 8th. That game is moving at a snails pace. LaRussa come back to make a couple dozen pitching changes? Sheesh!

Billy Hamilton's Legs
08-31-2013, 10:44 PM
A season of ups and downs so far, but the Reds best baseball is clearly ahead of them with Ludwick coming back like this and Marshall/Cueto on the way.

Kc61
08-31-2013, 10:45 PM
Todd fans. That's different. I expected a grounder.

Hannahan should play tomorrow. Jack has hit fairly well of late. Frazier needs a day off.

Larkin Fan
08-31-2013, 10:46 PM
Cards and Pirates, still 7-1 in the 8th. That game is moving at a snails pace. LaRussa come back to make a couple dozen pitching changes? Sheesh!

No need for LaRussa. Matheny likes to use the hook too!

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 10:46 PM
Hannahan or Frazier. Shoot me, please.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2013, 10:47 PM
Never understood the pat on the butt when taking out a pitcher. It's like, "hey, I don't have faith in you anymore, and here's some sexual harassment to rub it in."

As long as they don't squeeze too, it's fine. :O)

Big Klu
08-31-2013, 10:47 PM
Never understood the pat on the butt when taking out a pitcher. It's like, "hey, I don't have faith in you anymore, and here's some sexual harassment to rub it in."

Now I gotta clean Pepsi off my monitor screen! :laugh:

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2013, 10:48 PM
Hannahan or Frazier. Shoot me, please.

Soto & HRod are coming up too, right? Doesn't Soto play third?

757690
08-31-2013, 10:50 PM
So is Reynolds the new Justin Lehr?

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 10:51 PM
Yeah, wouldn't mind trying out Soto a few games

Tom Servo
08-31-2013, 10:52 PM
Soto & HRod are coming up too, right? Doesn't Soto play third?
He was moved off of third in 2010, but he has gone back there this year. He's made 14 errors at 3B.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2013, 10:52 PM
Yeah, wouldn't mind trying out Soto a few games

Anybody know how his defense is? I haven't followed the minors very much this year. It's been kinda depressing.

~edit~ Nevermind, Tom filled me in.

Falcon7
08-31-2013, 10:53 PM
Are you for real? Yeah, he's in a slump. Even the great players have 'em.

He had at least 4 good pitches to hit. He sucks in the clutch this year. Just admit it! But it did not matter this time, his teammate's picked him up.

Mutaman
08-31-2013, 10:53 PM
I thought it would take Ludwick a little longer to find his stroke. Such a good smart ballplayer.

Big Klu
08-31-2013, 10:54 PM
There it is! "Statistical anomoly!"

WTG, Creeper!

Larkin Fan
08-31-2013, 10:55 PM
Would love to see BP hit for the cycle tonight.

Tom Servo
08-31-2013, 10:55 PM
This is Blackmon's fault.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2013, 10:56 PM
He had at least 4 good pitches to hit. He sucks in the clutch this year. Just admit it! But it did not matter this time, his teammate's picked him up.

Just **** admit it? Wow. Okay. You're just a ray of sunshine aren't you. So were you shooting to get banned before or after the playoffs?

NebraskaRed
08-31-2013, 10:57 PM
He had at least 4 good pitches to hit. He sucks in the clutch this year. Just admit it! But it did not matter this time, his teammate's picked him up.

I'm partly convinced you're some sort of performance artist.

Red in Chicago
08-31-2013, 10:57 PM
lol at reynolds catching that - nice job

kaldaniels
08-31-2013, 10:57 PM
So is Reynolds the new Justin Lehr?

I'm a sucker for ex-high draft picks. I'd devote some resources into trying to see what Reynolds might be able to do.

Tom Servo
08-31-2013, 10:57 PM
please don't EVER do that again, Greg. Let BP get it.

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 10:57 PM
Reynolds called off Phillips...Brandon is laughing and shaking his head

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2013, 10:58 PM
LOL. Reynolds called off Phillips and makes a basket catch. That was great. :O)

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 10:58 PM
please don't EVER do that again, Greg. Let BP get it.

Pretty sure he'll be told that quietly in the locker room

Big Klu
08-31-2013, 10:59 PM
Soto & HRod are coming up too, right? Doesn't Soto play third?

Jim Kelch said last night that Rodriguez, Partch, and Robinson were joining the club tomorrow, but Soto, Miller, and Hamilton wouldn't join them until they return to Cincinnati on Monday.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2013, 10:59 PM
Pretty sure he'll be told that quietly in the locker room

Pretty sure it won't be so quietly. :O)

Larkin Fan
08-31-2013, 11:00 PM
I think that is the first time in history someone ever called BP off. Lol

PuffyPig
08-31-2013, 11:01 PM
He had at least 4 good pitches to hit. He sucks in the clutch this year. Just admit it! But it did not matter this time, his teammate's picked him up.

Boooooooooo!!!

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2013, 11:01 PM
Jim Kelch said last night that Rodriguez, Partch, and Robinson were joining the club tomorrow, but Soto, Miller, and Hamilton wouldn't join them until they return to Cincinnati on Monday.

I knew some were tomorrow and some were monday, couldn't recall who (outside of Billy).

Falcon7
08-31-2013, 11:02 PM
Just f'n admit it? Wow. Okay. You're just a ray of sunshine aren't you. So were you shooting to get banned before or after the playoffs?

I speak the truth, ban me if you want.

Tom Servo
08-31-2013, 11:02 PM
I speak the truth, ban me if you want.
Yes, yes, and Whiffey is not our savior.

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 11:03 PM
Now Reynolds doubles

NebraskaRed
08-31-2013, 11:04 PM
Reynolds with a double. Having a great game.

PepperJack
08-31-2013, 11:04 PM
I think Reynolds holds a grudge against Colorado.

Tom Servo
08-31-2013, 11:05 PM
Choo looks as good tonight as he looked bad last night.

Big Klu
08-31-2013, 11:05 PM
please don't EVER do that again, Greg. Let BP get it.

"Nice catch, Reynolds. Don't ever ****in' do it again."

http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2010/0719/pg2_e_brown_200.jpg

757690
08-31-2013, 11:05 PM
Reynolds = triple threat.

Pitch, field, hit.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2013, 11:05 PM
I speak the truth, ban me if you want.

Define "clutch". Hitting with RISP? Hitting during the late innings?

He's clearly scuffling lately, but even a scuffling Votto is better than 80% of players in the bigs. You might want to look up those stats before you base your opinion on his RBI's. Because that's what it seems like you're doing.

Also, you really come off as someone who's rooting AGAINST the Reds. You seem to take joy in their struggles. Seems like an odd way to follow a team.

Red in Chicago
08-31-2013, 11:06 PM
personally, i'd rather brandon get a double, triple or home run, rather than the single for the cycle

757690
08-31-2013, 11:06 PM
How awesome would it be for Reynolds to be Phillips' 100 RBI?

Gizmo
08-31-2013, 11:06 PM
personally, i'd rather brandon get a double, triple or home run, rather than the single for the cycle

just drive in a run or two or three.

kaldaniels
08-31-2013, 11:07 PM
Jim Kelch said last night that Rodriguez, Partch, and Robinson were joining the club tomorrow, but Soto, Miller, and Hamilton wouldn't join them until they return to Cincinnati on Monday.

Here comes the Calvary!

I don't think the Sept. call up rule makes sense, but I do enjoy it!

Tom Servo
08-31-2013, 11:08 PM
No cycle yet.

kaldaniels
08-31-2013, 11:09 PM
personally, i'd rather brandon get a double, triple or home run, rather than the single for the cycle

I think the cycle is cool. In a 6-0 game, I'll take the cycle and let it ride from there.

Gizmo
08-31-2013, 11:09 PM
votto clutch!

Tom Servo
08-31-2013, 11:10 PM
sucks in the clutch.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2013, 11:10 PM
Does that count as clutch? Just curious.

Falcon7
08-31-2013, 11:10 PM
That away Joey!

Brutus
08-31-2013, 11:10 PM
Votto blows falcon a kiss

Gizmo
08-31-2013, 11:10 PM
Does that count as clutch? Just curious.

I'm sure it doesn't count when we're winning or in the 6th inning or something. Not sure how that stat works.

Kc61
08-31-2013, 11:11 PM
Cards lost to Pirates, Mets destroying the Nats, DBacks leadiing Giants by 3.

757690
08-31-2013, 11:11 PM
Votto tells Falcon7:

"Here's your clutch hit"

kaldaniels
08-31-2013, 11:12 PM
Cards lost to Pirates, Mets destroying the Nats, DBacks leadiing Giants by 3.

I was disappointed in Dave Cameron when made a "watch out for the Nats" remark in his last chat. Please.

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 11:12 PM
Lets drop the deal with Falcon - I've edited out the masked profanity - he expressed his opinion, others have made theirs known. Lets call it done.

Brutus
08-31-2013, 11:13 PM
I was disappointed in Dave Cameron when made a "watch out for the Nats"
remark in his last chat. Please.

It's an opportunity to look smart. If they come back, he can say he was right about them being a threat. If they don't, no one will hold him to it and if they do, he can say he wasn't predicting it anyhow :thumbup:

Gizmo
08-31-2013, 11:15 PM
Hell, I said a week ago I was concerned with the Nationals. I never thought they'd do it, but did note that if they got into the playoffs they'd be a hot team and one we'd not want to play.

jhiller21
08-31-2013, 11:17 PM
FSN trivia question: Who was the last Red to play in all 162 games in a season?

Without looking it up, I'd have to guess Adam Dunn.

NebraskaRed
08-31-2013, 11:18 PM
Can Reynolds pitch tomorrow, too?

Tornon
08-31-2013, 11:18 PM
FSN trivia question: Who was the last Red to play in all 162 games in a season?

Without looking it up, I'd have to guess Adam Dunn.

I'm pretty sure Aaron Boone did it in 2002. Not sure if BP or someone else might have done it since

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2013, 11:18 PM
FSN trivia question: Who was the last Red to play in all 162 games in a season?

Without looking it up, I'd have to guess Adam Dunn.

That's a tough one. I might go Encarnacion.

~edit~ got me curious and I checked. Both wrong. Back in 2002 though...I won't spoil it.

~edit~ Tornon might though. *grin*

RedlegJake
08-31-2013, 11:19 PM
Reynolds may be a find

Tom Servo
08-31-2013, 11:19 PM
BTW, I'm mad you all no-sold my Ty Howington and Chris Gruler references earlier.

http://img.beckett.com/images/items_stock/185223/4481773/4482082/front.jpg
http://www.tradingcarddb.com/Images/Cards/Baseball/13903/13903-4Fr.jpg

Gizmo
08-31-2013, 11:21 PM
FSN trivia question: Who was the last Red to play in all 162 games in a season?

Without looking it up, I'd have to guess Adam Dunn.

Thinking it was Larkin, I cheated. and was wrong. It's also not Dunn.

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2013, 11:23 PM
BTW, I'm mad you all no-sold my Ty Howington and Chris Gruler references earlier.


Who and WHO?!? :p

_Sir_Charles_
08-31-2013, 11:25 PM
Todd needs a day off or two in a baaaaaaaad way.