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cumberlandreds
09-09-2013, 03:56 PM
Here's your lineups:

Reds

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

Cubs

1. Starlin Castro (R) SS
2. Luis Valbuena (L) 3B
3. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B
4. Dioner Navarro (S) C
5. Nate Schierholtz (L) RF
6. Ryan Sweeney (L) CF
7. Brian Bogusevic (L) LF
8. Darwin Barney (R) 2B
9. Travis Wood (R) P

VR
09-09-2013, 04:00 PM
That is a sweet lineup. Bring the lumber.

KittyDuran
09-09-2013, 04:25 PM
9. Travis Wood (R) PI'm taking this is because he bats right-handed? :confused:

1940757690
09-09-2013, 04:25 PM
Good to see Luddy and, I guess (!), Hanigan in there.

Really looking forward to this game while the rest of the civilized world is glued to whether or not RGIII can still run.

1940757690
09-09-2013, 04:26 PM
I'm taking this is because he bats right-handed? :confused:

Has to be. Wood bats R and throws L.

armybrat45103
09-09-2013, 05:39 PM
Would have flipped Hannigan and Cozart. But overall, a good lineup.

Kc61
09-09-2013, 05:45 PM
Flipped Frazier and Ludwick apparently.

Gizmo
09-09-2013, 06:29 PM
Just don't come out and lay an egg this series after the two big series wins.

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 06:33 PM
Just don't come out and lay an egg this series after the two big series wins.

I'd be worried if they were on the road but thankfully they get a series yet at home. Just a decent start by Bronson and they'll be ok.

LeDoux
09-09-2013, 07:03 PM
Mes out of the lineup again. I sure hope his injury isn't worse than initially reported.

NebraskaRed
09-09-2013, 07:07 PM
Mes out of the lineup again. I sure hope his injury isn't worse than initially reported.

Arroyo prefers Hanigan. Same with Homer.

Ironman92
09-09-2013, 07:17 PM
Pirates facing Yu.

Matt700wlw
09-09-2013, 07:24 PM
Pirates facing Yu.

Me? I can't pitch...

Brutus
09-09-2013, 07:29 PM
Me? I can't pitch...

Yu's on first

New York Red
09-09-2013, 07:56 PM
Just had a serious kneejerk moment. Got home from work a few minutes ago, turned on FSO for Reds Live pregame, and instead it was FS1 NFL coverage. I was furious and all set to call Time Warner when I realized it was just one of those FS1 updates.

All of this in a span of maybe 60 seconds. :rolleyes:

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 08:08 PM
They just showed a replay of Cozart sliding into home from last night...but looking down the 3rd base line. I hadn't seen that angle before. That huge grin as he's doing a belly flop is fantastic. :O)

Norm Chortleton
09-09-2013, 08:12 PM
Ole!

DocRed
09-09-2013, 08:12 PM
Welp...at least we don't have to wonder about Votto winning a GG this year.

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 08:13 PM
That looked like a pretty bad hop to me. Haven't seen a replay yet though.

~edit~ just went back and rewatched it. Yep, pretty bad hop...but still an E because he didn't get in front of it but played it to the side.

Red Raindog
09-09-2013, 08:14 PM
Welp...at least we don't have to wonder about Votto winning a GG this year.

Have to wonder if the Reds will start asking for the DH

:eek:

Norm Chortleton
09-09-2013, 08:15 PM
TOOTBLAN!!!!!

Red Raindog
09-09-2013, 08:15 PM
Thank you Cubbies!

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 08:16 PM
Thank you Cubs. :O) Baserunning blunder.

Stray
09-09-2013, 08:16 PM
Cubs baseball.

PuffyPig
09-09-2013, 08:17 PM
That looked like a pretty bad hop to me. Haven't seen a replay yet though.

Exceptionally hard hit ball, exceptionally bad hop. I doubt it will be scored an error.

Reds Freak
09-09-2013, 08:17 PM
I didn't see the play. Are the Cubs cubbing already? Can someone describe it?

Norm Chortleton
09-09-2013, 08:17 PM
That looked like a pretty bad hop to me. Haven't seen a replay yet though.

It was hit 12 inches away from his left foot. If he gets in front of it, even if he doesn't glove it cleanly he blocks it with his body and it's an easy out. That's my beef with him. He hasn't been fundamentally sound on D.

Norm Chortleton
09-09-2013, 08:19 PM
Exceptionally hard hit ball, exceptionally bad hop. I doubt it will be scored an error.

As I said in another post, it was a foot away from him. You have to get in front of that ball. He had plenty of time to do so.

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 08:19 PM
Exceptionally hard hit ball, exceptionally bad hop. I doubt it will be scored an error.

It should still be an error IMO. He did not even attempt to get in front of that ball. Played it to the side when he DID have time to play it better.

New York Red
09-09-2013, 08:19 PM
That looked like a pretty bad hop to me. Haven't seen a replay yet though.
It was routine all the way. It short-hopped, but Joey stepped to the side again, as he's done more and more this year, making a routine play more difficult.

Red Raindog
09-09-2013, 08:19 PM
I didn't see the play. Are the Cubs cubbing already? Can someone describe it?

Runner missed the go home sign and stopped at 3rd with the batter rounded first a little -- BP got behind him and the cut-off throw came back to him -- run down & 3rd out

Norm Chortleton
09-09-2013, 08:21 PM
I didn't see the play. Are the Cubs cubbing already? Can someone describe it?

3rd base coach clearly waving the runner home. Runner stops at 3B bag and acts like he didn't see the signal. Runner at first got caught in a rundown trying to advance on the throw.

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 08:21 PM
I didn't see the play. Are the Cubs cubbing already? Can someone describe it?

Single to Bruce, man on second. He's being waved around but he's looking at Bruce and not the 3rd base coach. Just freezes in his tracks like a deer in headlights. Hung the batter out to dry after rounding 1st. Snap throw to 1st gets behind Navarro and he's out in a rundown...all the while, Valbuena (at third) is still just standing there. :O)

New York Red
09-09-2013, 08:23 PM
It looked like Jay was in his throwing motion as the runner got to third. He would have been out at home by a mile. The ball was back in the infield before the batter reached first base.

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 08:23 PM
It was routine all the way. It short-hopped, but Joey stepped to the side again, as he's done more and more this year, making a routine play more difficult.

No, that I don't agree with. It was hit quite hard and had a bad hop. He didn't step out of the way of it...he simply didn't step INTO the way of it like he should have. Not a routine play...but still a play that should've been made.

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 08:23 PM
Back to back singles (BPhil & Votto) after Choo flied out.

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 08:24 PM
Btw...today's game is the free game on MLB.tv for those interested.

Kc61
09-09-2013, 08:26 PM
Frazier hitting over .400 against Wood lifetime, which explains why Todd was moved up to the fifth slot today. I'd still rather have Ludwick fifth most of the time.

New York Red
09-09-2013, 08:26 PM
No, that I don't agree with. It was hit quite hard and had a bad hop. He didn't step out of the way of it...he simply didn't step INTO the way of it like he should have. Not a routine play...but still a play that should've been made.
That's a routine play for a major leaguer. We can agree to disagree. :beerme:

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 08:27 PM
Bruce K's, Todd grounds out to third to strand 2. 0-0 after 1.

Kc61
09-09-2013, 08:29 PM
I hope the coaches realize that Todd's ground ball percentage is up ten points from last season. It could easily be a mechanical thing in his swing. If he could elevate some of these hard hit grounders, he'd be more effective.

Votto's error has been removed. Double.

dsmith421
09-09-2013, 08:31 PM
Cookie.

Matt700wlw
09-09-2013, 08:31 PM
Sweeney's first hit against Arroyo

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 08:32 PM
I walk away for 2 batters. Can't you guys hold down the fort for 2 minutes?!? *sigh*

1-0 Cubs.

Kc61
09-09-2013, 08:32 PM
23 homers allowed by Arroyo. His stubborn refusal to walk guys helps Bronson a lot, seems like many are solo shots.

tomnuetten
09-09-2013, 08:33 PM
IŽm late :(

now they will start scoring runs and arroyo wonŽt give up another run

PuffyPig
09-09-2013, 08:33 PM
That's a routine play for a major leaguer. We can agree to disagree. :beerme:

It was drilled towards him, he had little chance to get in front of it.

The official scorer, after reviewing the replay, seems to agree it was not routine.

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 08:35 PM
IŽm late :(

Are you hoping for a boy or a girl? :p

50YrRedsFan
09-09-2013, 08:37 PM
4 hits off Bronson in 2 innings.....needs to tighten it up.

Norm Chortleton
09-09-2013, 08:37 PM
It was drilled towards him, he had little chance to get in front of it.

The official scorer, after reviewing the replay, seems to agree it was not routine.

It was literally one foot away from him. He chose not to get in front of it.

Red Raindog
09-09-2013, 08:38 PM
It was drilled towards him, he had little chance to get in front of it.

The official scorer, after reviewing the replay, seems to agree it was not routine.

Home town scoring can be amusing sometimes

Reds Freak
09-09-2013, 08:39 PM
The game threads often become unreadable when Votto makes an error. No reason to spend five pages dissecting a play that turned out to be irrelevant. Let's move forward.

PuffyPig
09-09-2013, 08:40 PM
It was literally one foot away from him. He chose not to get in front of it.

It was drilled down the line. He had time to move his glove towards the ball. If he had spent his time instead "getting in front of it", he likely wouldn't have had time to also move his glove into position.

50YrRedsFan
09-09-2013, 08:40 PM
Bucs with a tough task tonight against TEX and Yu Darvish. We could move up to the 1st wild card position tonight.

Norm Chortleton
09-09-2013, 08:45 PM
It was drilled down the line. He had time to move his glove towards the ball. If he had spent his time instead "getting in front of it", he likely wouldn't have had time to also move his glove into position.

In that case, he would have blocked it off his chest or stomach, picked it up and thrown it to Arroyo covering. As hard as it was hit, he might have even had time to get to first himself.

It doesn't bother me at all for Votto to make an error. It bothers me that he was lazy and didn't get in front of the ball. If he takes one step to his left to get in front of it and then butchers it, that's fine with me. Errors happen. That was a mental error, which are inexcusable to me.

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 08:45 PM
That out by Hanigan looked SOOOOO good off the bat...short fly out to left. LOL. His power is right about where mine is. Non-existent. :O)

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 08:48 PM
Is Cueto ready yet?

Matt700wlw
09-09-2013, 08:48 PM
Really?

tomnuetten
09-09-2013, 08:48 PM
now they will start scoring runs and arroyo wonŽt give up another run

ouch :(

kaldaniels
09-09-2013, 08:48 PM
That out by Hanigan looked SOOOOO good off the bat...short fly out to left. LOL. His power is right about where mine is. Non-existent. :O)

Honest to God, I knew it was Hanigan hitting, I expected it to drop in for a hit.

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 08:48 PM
*sigh* 2nd solo shot. 2-0 Cubs.

Kc61
09-09-2013, 08:49 PM
That out by Hanigan looked SOOOOO good off the bat...short fly out to left. LOL. His power is right about where mine is. Non-existent. :O)

I think the Reds have a tough call to make about Hanigan next season. He's a fine defender, these pitchers like him, occasionally gets a key hit.

But the Reds need to get much more offense out of catcher. One way to accomplish that is to get a better hitter to share the position with Mes.

DocRed
09-09-2013, 08:49 PM
Good luck next year Arroyo...

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 08:50 PM
These guys are grinning at the plate. BP saves a hit.

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 08:50 PM
Phillips! Wow.

tomnuetten
09-09-2013, 08:50 PM
Good luck next year Arroyo...

because of 2hr against the cubs?

so with this standart weŽll see a different rotation every year

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 08:50 PM
Btw...I'm loving this talk with Little Joe in the booth.

DocRed
09-09-2013, 08:52 PM
because of 2hr against the cubs?

so with this standart weŽll see a different rotation every year

No, because we have Cingrani who will pitch as good or better than him for about 10+ million dollars less......see the difference?

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 08:53 PM
because of 2hr against the cubs?

so with this standart weŽll see a different rotation every year

no - because the Reds have a replacement ready at a minimum price...it's time to tip our cap to Bronson and move on, that's all

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 08:53 PM
Brandon putting on a show this half inning. Appropriate with Joe in the booth. :O)

Norm Chortleton
09-09-2013, 08:53 PM
Btw...I'm loving this talk with Little Joe in the booth.

I miss him in the booth. He's my favorite tv analyst. I never understood why so many hated him in that capacity.

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 08:54 PM
No, because we have Cingrani who will pitch as good or better than him for about 10+ million dollars less......see the difference?

Personally, I see Leake as Bronson's following act. In a rotation of flamethrowers...you NEED a guy who'll change the pace.

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 08:54 PM
I miss him in the booth. He's my favorite tv analyst. I never understood why so many hated him in that capacity.

Agreed.

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 08:54 PM
I miss him in the booth. He's my favorite tv analyst. I never understood why so many hated him in that capacity.

I like him but he is very old school in his thinking - and I am old school so he doesn't rub me wrong...although I accept most of the new line of thinking - I just love to hear him when he starts to reminisce

mbgrayson
09-09-2013, 08:54 PM
Brandon putting on a show this half inning. Appropriate with Joe in the booth. :O)

Brandon looked to be in pain, especially on that 1st play. Morgan commented that BP had a leg issue.

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 08:58 PM
I swear....Choo must have a magnet implanted in his back. HBP...again. 25. Team record.

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 08:58 PM
Choo hit again. The guy has a ball magnet in his shoulder blades

tomnuetten
09-09-2013, 08:58 PM
No, because we have Cingrani who will pitch as good or better than him for about 10+ million dollars less......see the difference?

I have no problem with replacing arroyo, I like him and would like to see him in a reds uniform (for the right price)

that wonŽt happen => heŽll go...

but after all the problem (cueto :wave: and some guys in the bullpen), I wonŽt act to fast about the need of pitching...

after cingrani there is not much mlb ready...

Larkin Fan
09-09-2013, 08:59 PM
Poor Choo.

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 09:00 PM
Choo hit again. The guy has a ball magnet in his shoulder blades

Mediocre minds think alike. *grin* J/k Jake. :O)

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 09:00 PM
Joey strokes a single.

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 09:00 PM
Joey with his 2nd hit of the night. 1st & 2nd with 2 down for Jay.

VR
09-09-2013, 09:02 PM
Poor Choo.

God bless you

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 09:02 PM
Shallow pop out to center. 2 more stranded.

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 09:02 PM
fly out to center for Bruce. Still 2-0 little Bears.

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 09:09 PM
Choo with 25 hpb sets franchise all time record

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 09:12 PM
Bogusevic with a single into center. Gets a ground out next to end the inning. 58 pitches after 4 for Arroyo.

50YrRedsFan
09-09-2013, 09:13 PM
Bronson not real sharp tonight.....6 hits allowed through 4 innings

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 09:13 PM
Bronson does NOT have his good stuff tonight. Really poor velocity (topping out at 87/88). Decent snap on the breaking balls, but the lack of velocity leaves him quite vulnerable. That being said, he's battling and only 2 runs allowed.

Time to wake up the bats fellas.

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 09:13 PM
Need to break through against Wood.

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 09:14 PM
Bronson's fastball topping at 88 but most hitting 86. He does have movement but the hitters look eager and that may be working for him so far.

New York Red
09-09-2013, 09:15 PM
Bronson is still on pace for a quality start. If we score 5 in the 4th, is he still having a bad game? :)

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 09:15 PM
Course I've marvelled at how Bronson gets guys out for nearly a decade now

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 09:17 PM
Wood gets K #4. 1 down.

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 09:18 PM
Wish Ludwick would put a big dent in that darn Tundra

Matt700wlw
09-09-2013, 09:18 PM
Wood is the real deal

Kc61
09-09-2013, 09:18 PM
This is a classic trap series. Reds have to get their hitting shoes on.

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 09:18 PM
High enough but under it...2 down...1 hit since the first

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 09:19 PM
Beards are de rigeour...used to never see them...then again around 1885 everyone had em

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 09:20 PM
Cozart with a double...14 game streak

50YrRedsFan
09-09-2013, 09:21 PM
Cozart with a double...14 game streak

Now we need Hanigan to repeat last night's ninth inning.

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 09:23 PM
Hanigan grounds out...futility goes on but they keep grinding...gonna win this guys

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 09:24 PM
Wood at 63 pitches - should be done by 6 , 7 max

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 09:28 PM
Best looking inning from Bronson by far. 1-2-3 on 9 pitches (2 k's)

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 09:28 PM
Arroyo Ks Valbeuno for a 1-2-3 inning in the 5th.

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 09:31 PM
Arroyo pops a quick fly to left. 1 down

Ironman92
09-09-2013, 09:34 PM
Just had a serious kneejerk moment. Got home from work a few minutes ago, turned on FSO for Reds Live pregame, and instead it was FS1 NFL coverage. I was furious and all set to call Time Warner when I realized it was just one of those FS1 updates.

All of this in a span of maybe 60 seconds. :rolleyes:

I paused my tv as we went for a walk and did a bit of yard work and came in the house and the TV was on that and I was mad at myself thinking I had it on the wrong channel

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 09:34 PM
Choo doubles.

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 09:34 PM
Double by Choo. Close play at 2nd. Heck of a throw.

VR
09-09-2013, 09:34 PM
6 k's, 2 runs, and 6 baserunners through 5.

Who needs ya Arroyo?:)

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 09:35 PM
Bogusevic has an arm - almost nailed him.

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 09:36 PM
Interesting. Wood has 2nd lowest run support in last several years - think they said ten years. 2.92 runs when he pitches. lowest was 2.88

Ironman92
09-09-2013, 09:36 PM
Home town scoring can be amusing sometimes

Had a run scored.....they wouldn't have changed it.

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 09:36 PM
BP Ks. 2 down.

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 09:37 PM
1 swing away from a tie ballgame. Get it done Joey.

DocRed
09-09-2013, 09:37 PM
Let's go Joey!

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 09:39 PM
Joey Ks looking

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 09:39 PM
I hate the Cubs....but Wood looks fantastic tonight.

DocRed
09-09-2013, 09:40 PM
I hate the Cubs....but Wood looks fantastic tonight.
Might be his night unfortunately...

KYRedsFan
09-09-2013, 09:40 PM
RISP demons have returned

Kc61
09-09-2013, 09:40 PM
I hate the Cubs....but Wood looks fantastic tonight.

Wood is at 80 pitches through five innings. Game isn't over.

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 09:41 PM
80 pitches thru 5 for Wood

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 09:41 PM
Might be his night unfortunately...

He's on the Cubs. It's NEVER his night. He won't be going 9 so that means we get the Cubs pen. I like our chances.

Cool gift for Homer. Custom made saddle (with both no-no dates). Nice. From Broxton (around 10k)

Roy Tucker
09-09-2013, 09:42 PM
Big zone tonight.

DocRed
09-09-2013, 09:42 PM
Is it illegal for catchers to be in shape in the MLB?

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 09:43 PM
Is it illegal for catchers to be in shape in the MLB?

They may have guts on them, but I bet their legs are like iron.

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 09:43 PM
5-3 chopper. 2 down.

kaldaniels
09-09-2013, 09:45 PM
That was one sweet saddle.

Well done Broxton.

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 09:45 PM
GRD. 1 on, 2 outs.

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 09:46 PM
ground rule double for Nate unspellable

Roy Tucker
09-09-2013, 09:47 PM
Is it illegal for catchers to be in shape in the MLB?

Cubs catcher needs to bump up his jersey size.

Not a very becoming look.

kaldaniels
09-09-2013, 09:48 PM
Runs forthcoming.

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 09:48 PM
Arroyo gets it done and is at 81 pitches thru 6.

VR
09-09-2013, 09:48 PM
Bad outing turning into a very solid one.......now get this boy some runs.

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 09:48 PM
Ground out to Phillips to end the inning. Okay, I'm starting to get ticked fellas! Bust out the bats! This game is JUST as important as yesterday's game!!!

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 09:50 PM
Cubs hitters pretty baffled by turning curving twisting junk that varies from 68-88 mostly on the low end. What tickles me is he does it up in the zone and gets away with it. Time and again. Well...until he doesn't.

50YrRedsFan
09-09-2013, 09:50 PM
Ground out to Phillips to end the inning. Okay, I'm starting to get ticked fellas! Bust out the bats! This game is JUST as important as yesterday's game!!!

The letdown we all feared after a great week?

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 09:50 PM
LOL. My youngest daughter (3) is going around the house going "bee-doh, bee-doh, bee-doh" like the minions from Despicable Me 2. :O)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJySOf2jPnU

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 09:51 PM
Start off with a lazy pop fly out by Bruce.

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 09:52 PM
Long flyball to unspellable in right and 2 down.

OldXOhio
09-09-2013, 09:52 PM
understandably flat tonight

get 'em tomorrow

kaldaniels
09-09-2013, 09:52 PM
Cubs hitters pretty baffled by turning curving twisting junk that varies from 68-88 mostly on the low end. What tickles me is he does it up in the zone and gets away with it. Time and again. Well...until he doesn't.

You guess right with Bronson it leaves the yard.

But he has so many speeds, arm slots, breaking balls, it's hard to
guess. You wind up getting weak contact.

Tom Servo
09-09-2013, 09:52 PM
Guess Travis Wood doesn't take too kindly to being traded.

kaldaniels
09-09-2013, 09:53 PM
understandably flat tonight

get 'em tomorrow

There's always one.

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 09:53 PM
worked him all night, now they swing first pitch when they are close to having him on the ropes countwise anyway...Ludwick I expect - his mo and he doubles

Tadasimha
09-09-2013, 09:54 PM
Sure would be nice to get a double without two outs on the board already

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 09:54 PM
understandably flat tonight

get 'em tomorrow

NO! Get 'em tonight. And tomorrow. And weds. :O)

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 09:55 PM
strike out. inning. 2-0. 10 pitches. Puts Wood at 90.

Caveat Emperor
09-09-2013, 09:55 PM
Wood has to be frustrating to face -- everything he throws looks like it should end up deep in the cheap seats, yet guys seem frozen by it.

dsmith421
09-09-2013, 09:55 PM
Three Ks looking in the last two innings with a man in scoring position.

Excellent.

KittyDuran
09-09-2013, 09:55 PM
Sure would be nice to get a double without two outs on the board alreadyI thought they did a few innings ago?:confused:

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 09:56 PM
3 more innings - only 2 runs and they will get to the pen. This ain't over. Not by a long shot

Ironman92
09-09-2013, 09:56 PM
Wood has average stuff at best....but is fun to watch pitch. He mixes up speeds and locations so well.

Unfortunately for him he is on teh Cubs and we will win regardless.

OldXOhio
09-09-2013, 09:56 PM
There's always one.

and that would be one of what?

Tadasimha
09-09-2013, 09:57 PM
I thought they did a few innings ago?:confused:

Don't remember - kids running around playing at the same time

Ironman92
09-09-2013, 09:57 PM
and that would be one of what?

Miniature horse obviously.

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 09:58 PM
Wow. Impressive stat. Since '08, Bronson's walks per 9 have gone down EVERY year.

2008 3.1
2009 2.7
2010 2.5
2011 2.0
2012 1.6
2013 1.4

1940757690
09-09-2013, 09:59 PM
Understand, appreciate and love how these Reds approach games with D, best-in-baseball pitching and just-what's-necessary offense.

And, not a lick of worry about this game at this point.

All said, it'd be really nice to see the guys put up 5 or more in the first 5 or 6 innings. They've done it plenty before and the Cubs aren't that great however well Wood has pitched. Maybe tomorrow for that.

For tonight, let's start hammering the Cubs' pen and put this one into the W column. Can hit the gas pedal now.

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 09:59 PM
6-3. Got Barney 2 down.

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 10:00 PM
I'm not so sure that Wood isn't just as good as some of these "great" pitchers we've been facing this past week.

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 10:00 PM
fly to center. 89 pitches. 7 innings. 7 hits 0 walks 2 er. great job by Bronson!

OldXOhio
09-09-2013, 10:02 PM
Miniature horse obviously.

wonderful response, you stay classy Iron

Roy Tucker
09-09-2013, 10:02 PM
Work the count here, boys. Get that pitch count up on Wood.

DocRed
09-09-2013, 10:03 PM
This is our inning....

Roy Tucker
09-09-2013, 10:03 PM
Hey, I got the trivia question right.

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 10:03 PM
Work the count here, boys. Get that pitch count up on Wood.

1 bit of bad news. We won't be seeing Carlos Marmol tonight. Shame.

New York Red
09-09-2013, 10:04 PM
Anyone still think is what a bad game for Bronson? On the other hand, our offense looks like they thought they won the world series yesterday.

DocRed
09-09-2013, 10:04 PM
Soto!!!!

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 10:04 PM
Neftali Soto PH'ing for Bronson.

Tom Servo
09-09-2013, 10:05 PM
Will Neftali Soto K on 3 pitches? Let's find out.

Red in Chicago
09-09-2013, 10:05 PM
soto and logan sitings...yippee

Caveat Emperor
09-09-2013, 10:05 PM
Work the count here, boys. Get that pitch count up on Wood.

He's leaving balls in the zone right now.

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 10:05 PM
Soto again. Don't see it. Kid is outmatched.

DocRed
09-09-2013, 10:06 PM
Dusty is a genius...

50YrRedsFan
09-09-2013, 10:06 PM
Hasn't Soto K'd in every AB he's had?

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 10:06 PM
2 down.

Caveat Emperor
09-09-2013, 10:07 PM
I watch Travis Wood, and I continue to not understand how he retires major league hitters. His stuff just looks so hittable and he leaves so many pitches out over the dead center of the plate.

For a guy that can't break 90, that's usually death.

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 10:07 PM
Hasn't Soto K'd in every AB he's had?

7 pa, 5 k's.

RedTeamGo!
09-09-2013, 10:07 PM
Travis Wood tearing the reds offense apart + Marshall on the DL all season gives me heartburn.

Kc61
09-09-2013, 10:08 PM
Soto again. Don't see it. Kid is outmatched.

With nobody on, Dusty is taking a flier that Soto will hit a home run. Has power.

That's got to be the theory.

Might have used Heisey, but presumably is saving Chris in case the Reds have a ninth inning rally.

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 10:08 PM
Should be it for Wood. 100 pitches.

Roy Tucker
09-09-2013, 10:08 PM
Yeah, haven't been impressed by Soto so far.

malcontent
09-09-2013, 10:08 PM
Dusty is a genius...
When he does get a hit (2014?), you know the usual suspects will be calling Baker a genius.

Let's see if Ludwick makes it into the game tonight....it's not like the team is in a critical stretch or anything.

Tom Servo
09-09-2013, 10:09 PM
Let's see if Ludwick makes it into the game tonight....
Are you watching this game or...?

Kc61
09-09-2013, 10:09 PM
When he does get a hit (2014?), you know the usual suspects will be calling Baker a genius.

Let's see if Ludwick makes it into the game tonight....

You mean the Ludwick who started the game and has played all of it?

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 10:09 PM
When he does get a hit (2014?), you know the usual suspects will be calling Baker a genius.

Let's see if Ludwick makes it into the game tonight....

Huh?

DocRed
09-09-2013, 10:10 PM
Mario Soto has a better chance at the plate than Neftali...

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 10:10 PM
Logan on the bump.

Gizmo
09-09-2013, 10:10 PM
He's probably second off the bench after Votto.

50YrRedsFan
09-09-2013, 10:10 PM
You mean the Ludwick who started the game and has played all of it?

D'oh!

Redsfansince72
09-09-2013, 10:11 PM
why does Dusty have love for Mr .000 non hitting SOTO??? you mean Robinson wouldnt be a better option off the bench??

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 10:11 PM
Ondrusek. After the Soto ph. I'm getting heartburn.

Kc61
09-09-2013, 10:11 PM
There have been no walks in this game.

1940757690
09-09-2013, 10:11 PM
I'm not so sure that Wood isn't just as good as some of these "great" pitchers we've been facing this past week.

Let's not get too carried away. Wood's pitching a great game. And Kershaw struggled some by his standards. But no confusion around who the (much) better pitcher is, right?

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 10:11 PM
1 pitch and Logan's done. Ground out from Castro. Parra in.

1940757690
09-09-2013, 10:12 PM
why does Dusty have love for Mr .000 non hitting SOTO??? you mean Robinson wouldnt be a better option off the bench??

He (Dusty) is consistent. Come to think of it, so is Soto.

malcontent
09-09-2013, 10:12 PM
With nobody on, Dusty is taking a flier that Soto will hit a home run. Has power.

That's got to be the theory..
There was only one out. Seems like they could have used anything...walk, single....

Matt700wlw
09-09-2013, 10:12 PM
Soto hit Lefties well in AAA.

Dusty said so in the pregame.

Kc61
09-09-2013, 10:12 PM
why does Dusty have love for Mr .000 non hitting SOTO??? you mean Robinson wouldnt be a better option off the bench??

Not if you're looking for the long ball.

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 10:12 PM
Let's not get too carried away. Wood's pitching a great game. And Kershaw struggled some by his standards. But no confusion around who the (much) better pitcher is, right?

I didn't mean just Kershaw. I meant the Dodger starters & Cards starters. Wood has a crappy w/l record but his other numbers are VERY solid.

50YrRedsFan
09-09-2013, 10:12 PM
I guess Dusty doesn't trust Ondrusek to face the lefties.

Roy Tucker
09-09-2013, 10:13 PM
I watch Travis Wood, and I continue to not understand how he retires major league hitters. His stuff just looks so hittable and he leaves so many pitches out over the dead center of the plate.

For a guy that can't break 90, that's usually death.

I thought he's been hitting the edges and corners quite a bit.

Bronson does the same thing. Location, location, location.

DocRed
09-09-2013, 10:13 PM
why does Dusty have love for Mr .000 non hitting SOTO??? you mean Robinson wouldnt be a better option off the bench??

Dusty Dice..

Kc61
09-09-2013, 10:13 PM
There was only one out. Seems like they could have used anything...walk, single....

Dusty felt it was a situation to try and get a long ball. I think that's all there is to it.

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 10:13 PM
Not if you're looking for the long ball.

You only hit the longball if you make contact which he has shown little propensity for. His flyball surprised me.

Redsfansince72
09-09-2013, 10:14 PM
Not if you're looking for the long ball.

Long ball, he finaly made contact and popped out.. still hitless..

malcontent
09-09-2013, 10:15 PM
Huh?
OK. I just tuned in to the game to see Soto PH.

Ludwick in LF still leaves non-Soto RH PH options for any manager except Baker.

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 10:15 PM
I didn't mean just Kershaw. I meant the Dodger starters & Cards starters. Wood has a crappy w/l record but his other numbers are VERY solid.

I'm with you Charles. Wood is in the conversation when you talk about the better starters in the league. Not in the top tier of the very best but certainly in the next level.

Tom Servo
09-09-2013, 10:15 PM
Jesus, we are 20 games over .500 and people are really complaining this much about Soto getting an at-bat with nobody on and us down?

Ironman92
09-09-2013, 10:17 PM
Dusty is a genius...

We'll come back and win and you'll see that post.

1940757690
09-09-2013, 10:17 PM
I'm with you Charles. Wood is in the conversation when you talk about the better starters in the league. Not in the top tier of the very best but certainly in the next level.

No disagreement there. It was that "not in the top tier" qualifier that prompted my response to Charles.

Let's. Win. This.

50YrRedsFan
09-09-2013, 10:17 PM
Jesus, we are 20 games over .500 and people are really complaining this much about Soto getting an at-bat with nobody on and us down?

But we are still chasing 2 teams.

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 10:17 PM
Jesus, we are 20 games over .500 and people are really complaining this much about Soto getting an at-bat with nobody on and us down?

Yep. Don't get it. Pinch hitter, hit's lefties, has pop. Why not?

1940757690
09-09-2013, 10:18 PM
But we are still chasing 2 teams.

Chasing one. Tied with the other.

Kc61
09-09-2013, 10:18 PM
You only hit the longball if you make contact which he has shown little propensity for. His flyball surprised me.

Presumably Dusty thought Soto would make contact and might hit a home run. He was wrong.

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 10:18 PM
Parra gets him. K. 2 out. Felt a lot better when Logan only stayed for 1 guy.

Roy Tucker
09-09-2013, 10:18 PM
Valbuena K"s and makes a poopy face.

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 10:18 PM
Nice running grab by Ludwick. That ball was tattooed.

Tom Servo
09-09-2013, 10:19 PM
Handy Manny always delivers.

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 10:19 PM
But we are still chasing 2 teams.

Not so much. Look again.

50YrRedsFan
09-09-2013, 10:19 PM
Yep. Don't get it. Pinch hitter, hit's lefties, has pop. Why not?

Use a player like Soto in a game where we're ahead. He's not going to be on the post season roster.

malcontent
09-09-2013, 10:20 PM
Jesus, we are 20 games over .500 and people are really complaining this much about Soto getting an at-bat with nobody on and us down?
Yes. Winning the division matters a great deal.

And I don't understand what the nobody on has to with anything.

1940757690
09-09-2013, 10:20 PM
I love how many people are online here tonight and not watching some football game.

Seems RGIII & Co are getting dismantled by the new-look Eagles for any who care about that.

Back to the little bears...can we hit and score a few now? Heart of the order due up.

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 10:21 PM
Use a player like Soto in a game where we're ahead. He's not going to be on the post season roster.

You might want to look at our bench again. There "might" be better options....but not by much.

Wood out. Strop in.

50YrRedsFan
09-09-2013, 10:21 PM
Not so much. Look again.

Still technically in 3rd. .001 pct. point behind PIT.

Ironman92
09-09-2013, 10:21 PM
Ok....here come teh Cubs

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 10:22 PM
How was that foul!?!

Tom Servo
09-09-2013, 10:22 PM
Damn, thought that would be fair.

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 10:23 PM
My bad. It was foul. Boy it sure didn't look like it in real time.

Ironman92
09-09-2013, 10:23 PM
How was that foul!?!

Inches right of the base

50YrRedsFan
09-09-2013, 10:23 PM
You might want to look at our bench again. There "might" be better options....but not by much.

Wood out. Strop in.

You do have a point. But Soto hasn't been making contact.

Ironman92
09-09-2013, 10:24 PM
This pitcher is terrible

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 10:24 PM
You do have a point. But Soto hasn't been making contact.

So he's due, right? *grin*

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 10:24 PM
BB for BPhil. Let the onslaught begin. :O)

Ironman92
09-09-2013, 10:24 PM
Not sure I want Phillips racing around the bases.

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 10:25 PM
BP draws a walk!!!!! a WALK!

1940757690
09-09-2013, 10:25 PM
Still technically in 3rd. .001 pct. point behind PIT.

Yep. I should have written "virtually tied." Thx.

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 10:25 PM
Darn. I thought that was a double for Joey. Ran down in left. 1 down.

CarolinaRedleg
09-09-2013, 10:25 PM
At least there's not much chance that Votto will be sent up to bunt :D

50YrRedsFan
09-09-2013, 10:25 PM
Is that why Baltimore got rid of Strop?

RedlegJake
09-09-2013, 10:25 PM
Votto flies out the other way

Kc61
09-09-2013, 10:25 PM
The Soto thing is a nit pick. Dusty took a flyer on a powerful guy who hit lefties in the minors. He uses him with nobody on base. He doesn't have many great options. So far it hasn't worked.

Ironman92
09-09-2013, 10:26 PM
If I'm Travis Wood I'm out the door and on my way to the zoo to stab some baby penguins.

He was masterful and this dude who throws 98 mph walks the first batter.

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 10:26 PM
Not sure I want Phillips racing around the bases.

I agree. Let's have him trot instead. :thumbup:

RedTeamGo!
09-09-2013, 10:26 PM
Never thought I would say the following: Votto, take a pitch!

Matt700wlw
09-09-2013, 10:26 PM
I love how many people are online here tonight and not watching some football game.

Seems RGIII & Co are getting dismantled by the new-look Eagles for any who care about that.

Back to the little bears...can we hit and score a few now? Heart of the order due up.

RGIII is my fantasy starter (for now), but I'm up 62 points without him :)

MillerTime58
09-09-2013, 10:27 PM
This guy totally should have been named Jack Strop. His mom totally dropped the ball on that one.

50YrRedsFan
09-09-2013, 10:27 PM
I agree. Let's have him trot instead. :thumbup:

good idea

Ironman92
09-09-2013, 10:27 PM
Get up Brandon

_Sir_Charles_
09-09-2013, 10:27 PM
Heads up by Phillips. Bruce K's but Brandon advances.

Jay however should've been running. He would've been safe on the throw to 2nd.