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cumberlandreds
09-25-2013, 11:34 AM
Billy "White Shoes" Hamilton gets the start. Izturis is too. :confused: This is a 12:30 Business Day Special. Some parts of the country will get this game on the MLB Network too.


1. Billy Hamilton (S) CF
2. Shin-Soo Choo (L) LF
3. Joey Votto (L) 1B
4. Brandon Phillips (R) 2B
5. Jay Bruce (L) RF
6. Todd Frazier (R) 3B
7. Devin Mesoraco (R) C
8. Cesar Izturis (S) SS
9. Mat Latos (R) P

cumberlandreds
09-25-2013, 11:35 AM
The Metsies:

1. Eric Young (S) LF
2. Justin Turner (R) 3B
3. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
4. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
5. Juan Lagares (R) CF
6. Mike Baxter (L) RF
7. Juan Centeno (L) C
8. Wilfredo Tovar (R) SS
9. Daisuke Matsuzaka (R) P

OC_Red
09-25-2013, 11:37 AM
Cozart is hurt, right? That's the only way I can explain this to my sons. :laugh::confused::roll::scared::scared:

redsfan30
09-25-2013, 11:38 AM
Today is a must win game if you want to play the Wild Card game in Cincinnati.

TOBTTReds
09-25-2013, 11:38 AM
Put Cozart at 8 and you have my WC lineup in Pit or Cin! :)

OesterPoster
09-25-2013, 12:00 PM
Reds at 12:35, Cards at 1:45, Pirates at 2:20.

I suppose we'll know quite a bit by the time most of us leave work around 5 today.

New York Red
09-25-2013, 12:04 PM
Businessman's Special?

OC_Red
09-25-2013, 12:15 PM
Reds at 12:35, Cards at 1:45, Pirates at 2:20.

I suppose we'll know quite a bit by the time most of us leave work around 5 today.

Looks like my productivity is going to take a massive hit at work today. :)

Kc61
09-25-2013, 12:20 PM
No David Wright. Thank you schedule makers.

CySeymour
09-25-2013, 01:05 PM
Looks like my productivity is going to take a massive hit at work today. :)

I tried to get extra done yesterday just for this reason :beerme:

jhiller21
09-25-2013, 01:28 PM
Businessman's Special?

They're not allowed to call it that anymore. It's the "Business Day Special" now.

I thought the whole PC craze was dying off. Remember when they had road signs that said "People Working", and manholes were called "person holes"?

KittyDuran
09-25-2013, 01:38 PM
They're not allowed to call it that anymore. It's the "Business Day Special" now.

I thought the whole PC craze was dying off. Remember when they had road signs that said "People Working", and manholes were called "person holes"?

I don't mind this change at all... I'm a businesswoman and I'm enjoying the game today... (Took the day off from work). :D

HalMorrisRules
09-25-2013, 01:38 PM
Billy "White Shoes" Hamilton gets the start. Izturis is too. :confused: This is a 12:30 Business Day Special. Some parts of the country will get this game on the MLB Network too.


1. Billy Hamilton (S) CF
2. Shin-Soo Choo (L) LF
3. Joey Votto (L) 1B
4. Brandon Phillips (R) 2B
5. Jay Bruce (L) RF
6. Todd Frazier (R) 3B
7. Devin Mesoraco (R) C
8. Cesar Izturis (S) SS
9. Mat Latos (R) P

This exact lineup has been in my mind for next year assuming they can re-sign Choo. Choo would be an excellent #2 hitter and make this lineup (assuming Hamilton does his part) very very balanced at the top.

Kc61
09-25-2013, 01:40 PM
Mets TV broadcast.

Shows Mes hit with a warmup pitch in the dirt. Eric Young nicely asked Mes if he's ok. Mes said yes.

Mets TV guys commented that Mes had some trouble holding on to the ball last night. But complimented his throwing arm.

CySeymour
09-25-2013, 01:40 PM
Mets TV broadcast.

Shows Mes hit with a warmup pitch in the dirt. Eric Young nicely asked Mes if he's ok. Mes said yes.

Mets TV guys commented that Mes had some trouble holding on to the ball last night. But complimented his throwing arm.

Though I've never watched them, aren't the Met's broadcasters known for being one of the better crews in the game?

Gallen5862
09-25-2013, 01:41 PM
Reds game is on mLB network.

Kc61
09-25-2013, 01:42 PM
Dusty said Cozart had played 34 games without a break. Smart to rest him now IMO. Give him the two day break.

Izturis can't hit but he's very competent at shortstop and Cozart needs to be ready for all the games to come.

Glad it's not an injury, or at least apparently it isn't.

Kc61
09-25-2013, 01:44 PM
Though I've never watched them, aren't the Met's broadcasters known for being one of the better crews in the game?

I think they are. Cohen and Darling are very good. Hernandez rubs some folks the wrong way he's old school but I think is pretty good too.

Two outs, one on for the Mets in the top of the first.

Kc61
09-25-2013, 01:46 PM
Fifteen pitches for Latos, 1-2 count on Duda, two outs man on first. Stolen base by Murphy.

cumberlandreds
09-25-2013, 01:46 PM
Though I've never watched them, aren't the Met's broadcasters known for being one of the better crews in the game?

Their PBP guy (can't remember his name) and Ron Darling are good. Keith Hernandez is not. He's very smug and has that holier than thou attitude.

Gallen5862
09-25-2013, 01:46 PM
I am getting the Reds broadcasters on mlb network.

Kc61
09-25-2013, 01:48 PM
No dice for the Mets. Bit of a pun.

cumberlandreds
09-25-2013, 01:49 PM
I am getting the Reds broadcasters on mlb network.

Kelch and The Cowboy are doing the Reds TV broadcast today.

Gallen5862
09-25-2013, 01:50 PM
Thanks Cumberlandreds.

Norm Chortleton
09-25-2013, 01:52 PM
Their PBP guy (can't remember his name) and Ron Darling are good. Keith Hernandez is not. He's very smug and has that holier than thou attitude.

But what if he really is holier than thou?

:p

texasdave
09-25-2013, 01:53 PM
Is Matzusaka doing the baseball version of 'twerking' out there?

texasdave
09-25-2013, 01:55 PM
But what if he really is holier than thou?

:p

He wouldn't have to try very hard to be holier than moi. :laugh:

cumberlandreds
09-25-2013, 01:55 PM
I have never seen a more deliberate windup. Slow motion.

OC_Red
09-25-2013, 01:58 PM
Missed first inning...did Billy look completely clueless on his K?

oneupper
09-25-2013, 01:59 PM
Missed first inning...did Billy look completely clueless on his K?

Yep. Swung through a couple of strikes.

texasdave
09-25-2013, 02:00 PM
Missed first inning...did Billy look completely clueless on his K?

Dice K'd him sharply. Split finger. (Another Matsuzaka pun)

Tom Servo
09-25-2013, 02:01 PM
Much better 2nd frame for Latos.

cumberlandreds
09-25-2013, 02:02 PM
Nice easy inning by Latos.

757690
09-25-2013, 02:04 PM
Though I've never watched them, aren't the Met's broadcasters known for being one of the better crews in the game?

Best part of the Mets broadcasting team, both on TV and radio, is their knowledge of the game. They seem to know more about the Reds and their players than some of the Reds announcers. This allows them to give very informative anaylsis.

Tom Servo
09-25-2013, 02:06 PM
Best part of the Mets broadcasting team, both on TV and radio, is their knowledge of the game. They seem to know more about the Reds and their players than some of the Reds announcers. This allows them to give very informative anaylsis.
If Chris Welsh had a Gary Cohen or Howie Rose to call games with him, we'd be set.

dubc47834
09-25-2013, 02:06 PM
Anyone listening to the game online, if so where can I listen...thanks

OC_Red
09-25-2013, 02:08 PM
Lovely...early Dice K looks like Cy Young against our Reds.

Bless you, Jay. Single to right after BP looked bad.

Toddfather up now...1 out.

Tom Servo
09-25-2013, 02:08 PM
Dice K mowing down the Reds so far. C'mon Redlegs, guy hasn't been any good since 2008.

texasdave
09-25-2013, 02:10 PM
First hit of the game. Line single by Bruce.

texasdave
09-25-2013, 02:10 PM
Are those baseballs made out of Flubber? Catchers are having a difficult time catching them.

OC_Red
09-25-2013, 02:11 PM
Jay steals second easily. Cmon Todd...just a little single.

kbrake
09-25-2013, 02:11 PM
If Hamilton can get on he might be able to swipe 2nd and 3rd on one pitch off Dice K.

vaticanplum
09-25-2013, 02:12 PM
Met announcers just pointed out that Hamilton has 20% of the Reds' steals. He's had 15 at bats.

Tom Servo
09-25-2013, 02:12 PM
4 strikeouts through 6 batters, jeez.

OC_Red
09-25-2013, 02:12 PM
Sigh...Todd Ks. 2 down with roco up.

OC_Red
09-25-2013, 02:13 PM
Devin tags one but it stays up and Legares snags it. On to the third.

KittyDuran
09-25-2013, 02:14 PM
OT (sort of): one of the Reds bat boys looks Jesus-like (long hair & beard).

texasdave
09-25-2013, 02:14 PM
Bruce steals second.
Frazier Ks.
Mesoraco flies out to left.

OC_Red
09-25-2013, 02:17 PM
Latos hits Tovar. Dice K bunts him to second.

1 down for Eric Redskiller Young

OC_Red
09-25-2013, 02:18 PM
Devin passed ball now...Tovar to third. Cmon now.

texasdave
09-25-2013, 02:18 PM
Catchers still can't catch the ball.

Kc61
09-25-2013, 02:19 PM
Mesoraco seems to have improved somewhat but he really needs more work behind the plate.

He just seems to be not very good at catching the ball.

Cost the Reds a run.

OC_Red
09-25-2013, 02:19 PM
Phillips and Votto watch a slow roller go between them on a broken bat. 1-0 Mets.

texasdave
09-25-2013, 02:20 PM
Seeing-eye RBI.

Norm Chortleton
09-25-2013, 02:22 PM
Reds official scorer = on crack. That ball and one last night were easily passed balls that were scored wild pitches.

Kc61
09-25-2013, 02:22 PM
The Reds played the infield way in with the man on third. Then the Mets scored on a routine slow grounder that got through.

Mes caused the problem because he couldn't catch the passed ball.

Mets announcers critical of Reds infield in decision. We'll see if it haunts with infield back the run scores anyway.

Unfortunate. Now a line drive single off Frazier's glove.

Tom Servo
09-25-2013, 02:22 PM
I don't want to sound overly dramatic, but if the Reds with Latos starting lose to the Mets with Dice K starting I will probably set myself on fire.

texasdave
09-25-2013, 02:22 PM
I am telling you those baseballs have been dipped in Flubber. No one can hang on.

_Sir_Charles_
09-25-2013, 02:23 PM
It's not BAD defense....just unlucky defense. :(

OC_Red
09-25-2013, 02:23 PM
Frazier drops a liner...this is getting annoying. First and second, one out. Latos, please don't melt down.

KittyDuran
09-25-2013, 02:23 PM
Can I say that Latos is getting hit hard? ;)

Kc61
09-25-2013, 02:23 PM
Mets now with a pretty big threat. Murphy up, two on, one out. One in.

Mets up 1-0.

Pretty poor defense by the Reds in this series, compared to usual.

DOUBLE PLAY!

bob jones
09-25-2013, 02:23 PM
I like Cueto for the playoffs over Latos, too much "stuff" happens when Latos is pitching

OC_Red
09-25-2013, 02:23 PM
Attaboy, Mat gets a DP, 6-4-3. 1-0 Mets with good guys coming up.

texasdave
09-25-2013, 02:24 PM
Can I say that Latos is getting hit hard? ;)

At your own peril.

Red Rover
09-25-2013, 02:24 PM
meltdown averted

OC_Red
09-25-2013, 02:25 PM
I like Cueto for the playoffs over Latos, too much "stuff" happens when Latos is pitching

The hit batter was an avoidable pitch, and Mat didn't throw a wild pitch no matter how the scorer sees it...that was a passed ball. He definitely didn't get hit hard, just thoroughly unlucky that inning.

Kc61
09-25-2013, 02:25 PM
At your own peril.

Leake wasn't hit hard. He was just terrible. Let me add LOL.

Latos is doing fine, but the defense and offense haven't supported him so far.

Like, a 180 degree difference between the two.

OC_Red
09-25-2013, 02:26 PM
Naturally, Izturis doubles to the wall in right. :)

NebraskaRed
09-25-2013, 02:26 PM
Izturis - MVP candidate

kbrake
09-25-2013, 02:27 PM
Of course Izturis rips a double. Maybe Dusty should roll out a Sunday Special in the WC game. Probably go for 8 runs.

KittyDuran
09-25-2013, 02:27 PM
Ha! The Skyline Shuffle was broken up by a guy proposing to his gf (she was the contestant). Looks like she said yes!

OC_Red
09-25-2013, 02:27 PM
Mat of course is bunting and of course he pops out to Duda.

Wow.

KittyDuran
09-25-2013, 02:28 PM
At your own peril.

Hence, the smilie... :)

OC_Red
09-25-2013, 02:29 PM
Billy flies to left...keep it on the ground, young man.

2 away.

Kc61
09-25-2013, 02:29 PM
Mets announcers say the Reds aren't executing like a playoff team. They are absolutely correct.

Look, they are only playing for home field. It's not life or death.

But the Reds have played very poorly this series. Very disappointing. So far

NebraskaRed
09-25-2013, 02:30 PM
is Johnny Damon filling in as batboy today?

OC_Red
09-25-2013, 02:31 PM
Choo works a walk...

first and second for JV

Red Rover
09-25-2013, 02:32 PM
I sure do like Choo & Votto batting back to bake against RH pitching.

texasdave
09-25-2013, 02:32 PM
295 times on base for Choo. If I added correctly.

OC_Red
09-25-2013, 02:32 PM
F8...3 down. To the 4th.

Kc61
09-25-2013, 02:32 PM
Reds strand the lead off double.

texasdave
09-25-2013, 02:33 PM
Warning track power. I kid. I kid.

Stray
09-25-2013, 02:35 PM
leadoff double and never moves...need more bunts :D

kbrake
09-25-2013, 02:35 PM
Mets announcers say the Reds aren't executing like a playoff team. They are absolutely correct.

Look, they are only playing for home field. It's not life or death.

But the Reds have played very poorly this series. Very disappointing. So far

I don't think the Reds have played all that well since the Cards/Dodgers week at GABP. Lost 4 of 6 to the Cubs and Brewers. I didn't think they looked all that impressive sweeping a miserable Astros team. And over the weekend they were extremely lucky they didn't lose 2 of 3. Still playing sloppy in this series.

Kc61
09-25-2013, 02:36 PM
Reds now have scored five runs in 22 innings at home against the Mets in a big series.

KittyDuran
09-25-2013, 02:36 PM
is Johnny Damon filling in as batboy today?

Post # 47 said he looked Jesus-like.

Kc61
09-25-2013, 02:36 PM
Latos HBP two innings in a row. Man on for the Mets.

Red Rover
09-25-2013, 02:36 PM
leadoff double and never moves...need more bunts :D

Yea, Latos had a great one.:thumbdown:

OC_Red
09-25-2013, 02:36 PM
Latos hits Duda. Ugh. None out. Legares up.

OC_Red
09-25-2013, 02:37 PM
F8 1 down

Chip R
09-25-2013, 02:38 PM
I'm not saying it should be easy to score runs against the Mets but it shouldn't be this hard. Thank goodness we will be facing a good team in the playoffs because they sure have trouble beating the bad ones.

OC_Red
09-25-2013, 02:39 PM
Baxter walks. 1st and 2nd.

OC_Red
09-25-2013, 02:40 PM
3 UA. 2 out. runners move up. 2nd and 3rd.

Kc61
09-25-2013, 02:41 PM
According to Baseball Prospectus' Adjusted Standings, the Reds "should" be leading the NL in W-L record. Their Second Order and Third Order winning percentage are best in the league. Not the Division, the league.

After the season, it will be interesting to analyze why they have not achieved that.

C'mon Latos, get the pitcher with the bags full.

OC_Red
09-25-2013, 02:41 PM
IBB to Tovar. bases loaded for Dice K

Kc61
09-25-2013, 02:43 PM
67 pitches for Latos through four, 1-0 Mets headed to bottom four.

OC_Red
09-25-2013, 02:43 PM
Dice Ks. Bruce Phillips Frazier comin up. Let's get some runs fellas

bob jones
09-25-2013, 02:44 PM
none of the other teams have lost four games on road in nith inning by homers by denorfia, galvez, lecroy, etc,, they also lost two latos games at pittsburgh with 4-0 and 5-0 leads

BuckeyeRedleg
09-25-2013, 02:45 PM
Latos now with only 16 K's in his last 38.2 IP.

Consider me concerned.

Bailey or Cueto for next Tuesday, please.

Kc61
09-25-2013, 02:46 PM
none of the other teams have lost four games on road in nith inning by homers by denorfia, galvez, lecroy, etc,, they also lost two latos games at pittsburgh with 4-0 and 5-0 leads

If you're referring to the Adjusted Standings post, I think you are correct that those relief losses are a big part of it.

But there's other stuff too.

For another day. Let's score some runs.

bob jones
09-25-2013, 02:47 PM
I want cueto for the first game in the playoffs, not impressed with latos recently, cueto will want to atone for the injury in last years playoffs

OC_Red
09-25-2013, 02:47 PM
Phillips looking clueless...1-3. 1 down.

Red Rover
09-25-2013, 02:47 PM
Good thing tomorrow is an off day. Bullpen is going to be spent.

Mutaman
09-25-2013, 02:48 PM
After the season, it will be interesting to analyze why they have not achieved that.



Leadoff double and they can't get the runner to 3rd. Good place to start the analysis.

bob jones
09-25-2013, 02:49 PM
would like to have seen joe girardi manage this team

OC_Red
09-25-2013, 02:49 PM
Walk to Jay.

1 down for Toddfather

Tom Servo
09-25-2013, 02:50 PM
Leadoff double and they can't get the runner to 3rd. Good place to start the analysis.
Only the Reds, amirite?

BungleBengals
09-25-2013, 02:53 PM
Is it me or is Dusty giving the green light to nearly everyone to steal bases? Billy must have changed his philosophy on producing runs.

Tom Servo
09-25-2013, 02:53 PM
Bruce wheelin and stealin.

_Sir_Charles_
09-25-2013, 02:53 PM
2nd swipe for Jay. Second half of this season, he's really running well.

Kc61
09-25-2013, 02:53 PM
Only the Reds, amirite?

No but most of us had hoped the Reds would be better than fifth best in a fifteen team league.

They are a good team that should be better.

So people analyze and look for answers.

We can just sit around and applaud, or we can try and figure out why the Reds aren't dominating the Mets and why they are a top third ballclub this year rather than top one or two.

Mutaman
09-25-2013, 02:54 PM
Only the Reds, amirite?

I'm only concerned about the Reds. If other teams can't execute basic fundamentals, then they should be criticised too.

_Sir_Charles_
09-25-2013, 02:54 PM
Todd nearly plunked last pitch...gets him this time.

texasdave
09-25-2013, 02:54 PM
Something brewing. Walk and an HBP.

OesterPoster
09-25-2013, 02:54 PM
Rally time.

The Operator
09-25-2013, 02:54 PM
Frazier. Ouchie.

Kc61
09-25-2013, 02:54 PM
Is it me or is Dusty giving the green light to nearly everyone to steal bases? Billy must have changed his philosophy on producing runs.

Reds are definitely being more aggressive on the base paths. It's no accident, they definitely are trying to score more on aggressive plays. Good point.

Tom Servo
09-25-2013, 02:55 PM
No but most of us had hoped the Reds would be better than fifth best in a fifteen team league.

They are a good team that should be better.

So people analyze and look for answers.

We can just sit around and applaud, or we can try and figure out why the Reds aren't dominating the Mets and why they are a top third ballclub this year rather than top one or two.
I agree with you Kc, my comment was in reference to Mutaman's comment about not getting the runner to third.

The Operator
09-25-2013, 02:56 PM
Well that sucked.

OC_Red
09-25-2013, 02:56 PM
5-4-3 DP. Reds looking pretty bad at the plate.

texasdave
09-25-2013, 02:56 PM
5-4-3. Nosirree.

OesterPoster
09-25-2013, 02:56 PM
Seems like the Reds have hit into 99 double plays this week.

Tom Servo
09-25-2013, 02:56 PM
damnit

Mutaman
09-25-2013, 02:56 PM
No but most of us had hoped the Reds would be better than fifth best in a fifteen team league.

They are a good team that should be better.

So people analyze and look for answers.

We can just sit around and applaud, or we can try and figure out why the Reds aren't dominating the Mets and why they are a top third ballclub this year rather than top one or two.

Excellent summation, as usual. Query: why did the 2012 Reds execute so well and seldom beat themselves? What happened in the past year?

NebraskaRed
09-25-2013, 02:56 PM
Izturis will save us all.

Kc61
09-25-2013, 02:57 PM
I agree with you Kc, my comment was in reference to Mutaman's comment about not getting the runner to third.

He's just expressing frustation with the Reds' failure to execute this series, that's all. It's the same point.

Hopefully they will come alive in the late innings and pull this out.

Otherwise, this weekend probably won't be that important or exciting.

The Operator
09-25-2013, 02:58 PM
Seems like the Reds have hit into 99 double plays this week.I got 99 problems, and they're all double plays.

http://www.aceshowbiz.com/images/wennpic/jay-z-premiere-the-great-gatsby-02.jpg

kbrake
09-25-2013, 03:01 PM
Hitting all these balls right at guys this week. Saving the ones that find holes for games starting Tuesday. We're all good.

Kc61
09-25-2013, 03:01 PM
I got 99 problems, and they're all double plays.

http://www.aceshowbiz.com/images/wennpic/jay-z-premiere-the-great-gatsby-02.jpg

Pretty nice suit. Off the rack?

Two down for the Mets in the fifth. Murphy up. 1-0 Mets. Latos at 75 pitches so he's got a ways to go.

The Operator
09-25-2013, 03:01 PM
It will be a crime if they can't muster some offense and get Latos a 15th win.

The Operator
09-25-2013, 03:02 PM
Pretty nice suit. Off the rack?

Two down for the Mets in the fifth. Murphy up. 1-0 Mets. Latos at 75 pitches so he's got a ways to go.That suit probably cost more money than I'll make this entire year, lol.

Tom Servo
09-25-2013, 03:04 PM
What happened in the past year?
Cueto got hurt, Ludwick got hurt, Marshall got hurt, Broxton sucked and then got hurt, added a tremendous Choo but everyone else on offense saw their stats decrease.

Mutaman
09-25-2013, 03:05 PM
He's just expressing frustation with the Reds' failure to execute this series, that's all. It's the same point.

Hopefully they will come alive in the late innings and pull this out.

Otherwise, this weekend probably won't be that important or exciting.

Actually I'm expressing frustration with the Red's failure to execute for a good part of the season. They've got 90 wins on talent. Failure to do the little things is what seperates them from the Cardinals.

bob jones
09-25-2013, 03:06 PM
I was at a Mets game one month ago where Dice K could barely get anyone out vs Phillies, sure makes me nervous that this is the level of production the reds have

Kc61
09-25-2013, 03:07 PM
Cueto got hurt, Ludwick got hurt, Marshall got hurt, Broxton sucked and then got hurt, added a tremendous Choo but everyone else on offense saw their stats decrease.

1. Offensive team numbers misleading because Choo and Votto OBPs are so extraordinary. Team below average or worse at most positions on offense. Unlike last year.

2. Bullpen was great last year, blew a lot of road games this year.

3. Those are the main issues, some caused by injury. Starters had injuries but Cingrani's great run made it a non-problem. Team second in ERA for starters.

Larry Schuler
09-25-2013, 03:09 PM
Dice K is an excellent pitcher. He never sweats or finds himself in trouble. He is accustomed to smooth sailing, slicing through lineups like a hot knife through butter. Today he will continue this trend and achieve his 3rd win of the season.

Mutaman
09-25-2013, 03:10 PM
Cueto got hurt, Ludwick got hurt, Marshall got hurt, Broxton sucked and then got hurt, added a tremendous Choo but everyone else on offense saw their stats decrease.

Has nothing to do with getting a bunt down, hitting the cutoff man, not focusing on defense, and running the bases properly, all of which have been problems for 2013 Reds. Not to mention an overall lack of energy which seems to have been readily apparent to Darling and Hernandez this series.

Kc61
09-25-2013, 03:10 PM
If Arroyo leaves, the Reds should sign this Dice K guy for next year.

First they should knock him out of the game today.

dubc47834
09-25-2013, 03:11 PM
Dice K is an excellent pitcher. He never sweats or finds himself in trouble. He is accustomed to smooth sailing, slicing through lineups like a hot knife through butter. Today he will continue this trend and achieve his 3rd win of the season.

Who is this guy? :confused:

Tom Servo
09-25-2013, 03:11 PM
Billy the Blur

Mutaman
09-25-2013, 03:11 PM
Dice K is an excellent pitcher. He never sweats or finds himself in trouble. He is accustomed to smooth sailing, slicing through lineups like a hot knife through butter. Today he will continue this trend and achieve his 3rd win of the season.

Wins are no way to judge a pitcher. :)

_Sir_Charles_
09-25-2013, 03:11 PM
Don't tell me you can't STEAL first. Because he just did.

NebraskaRed
09-25-2013, 03:12 PM
Has anyone noticed that Hamilton is really fast?

_Sir_Charles_
09-25-2013, 03:12 PM
Insurance.

He was out btw.

The Operator
09-25-2013, 03:12 PM
I just got a letter in the mail informing me my credit limit was increased on one of my cards. I could be smart and use that increased available credit to help my credit score.

Nah... I'm headin' to the bar tonight!

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Tom Servo
09-25-2013, 03:12 PM
...what just happened? Is that allowed?

_Sir_Charles_
09-25-2013, 03:12 PM
And now he's really out. 12 for 13 now. Really poor jump. Really nice throw.

cumberlandreds
09-25-2013, 03:13 PM
Hamilton cought stealing. When it rains it pours........

Red Rover
09-25-2013, 03:13 PM
good thing nobody is clogging the bases for Billy the blur

HeatherC1212
09-25-2013, 03:14 PM
Who is this guy? :confused:

Dice-K was a big pitching acquisition by the Red Sox several years ago (not sure of the year but it could have been 2006) and he was a big part of the reason they won the World Series in 2007. He was a solid pitcher in Japan before he came to the USA and had some great years with the Red Sox but IIRC, he has had a few years of injury lately and I think that's how the Mets ended up with him.

Mutaman
09-25-2013, 03:16 PM
would like to have seen joe girardi manage this team

Girardi would be a perfect change but doubt the Yankees are dumb enough to let him go. Also, I don't know of anyone in Yankee management who would have the courage to sit down next to Girardi and tell him he was fired. Joe's a tough guy.

BCubb2003
09-25-2013, 03:17 PM
Jay Bruce is all, "Kid, let me show you how it's done."

Kc61
09-25-2013, 03:17 PM
Latos at 84 pitches. Full count to Duda. Long foul on pitch 85.

Strike out swinging. One down.

Kc61
09-25-2013, 03:20 PM
Latos pitching well so far. Looks very healthy today. Two outs, Mike Baxter up.

The Operator
09-25-2013, 03:20 PM
They really need to get him some offense. he's dealing.

redsfan30
09-25-2013, 03:21 PM
Mat Latos has done his job.

It's time for the offense to do thiers.

Tom Servo
09-25-2013, 03:21 PM
Get Latos some runs!

The Operator
09-25-2013, 03:21 PM
K's the side.

Get this man some runs!!!

redssince75
09-25-2013, 03:22 PM
If Hamilton can get on he might be able to swipe 2nd and 3rd on one pitch off Dice K.

Well.....

50YrRedsFan
09-25-2013, 03:22 PM
Latos K's the side.....it would be nice to get him some runs.

Falcon7
09-25-2013, 03:22 PM
They really need to get him some offense. he's dealing.

Seems like he gets very little run support.

RedTeamGo!
09-25-2013, 03:23 PM
Good lord, it's dice-K for god's sake, he is terrible.

50YrRedsFan
09-25-2013, 03:24 PM
Seems like he gets very little run support.

All Reds pitchers suffer from the same ailment.

Kc61
09-25-2013, 03:24 PM
Choo breaks bat and flies out. Reds could use a home run.

bob jones
09-25-2013, 03:25 PM
matched by how execrable the reds anemic offense is

redsfan30
09-25-2013, 03:26 PM
This is what playoff baseball is supposed to look like?

Kc61
09-25-2013, 03:26 PM
Mets guys point out that now Votto is swinging at every pitch. They are laughing at Keith H for having changed Votto's approach with interview.

Votto obviously trying to go to left field here.

1-2 count on him.

Also a comment that Votto has choked up and is crouching more this at bat.

Flies to deep center.

dubc47834
09-25-2013, 03:27 PM
Dice-K was a big pitching acquisition by the Red Sox several years ago (not sure of the year but it could have been 2006) and he was a big part of the reason they won the World Series in 2007. He was a solid pitcher in Japan before he came to the USA and had some great years with the Red Sox but IIRC, he has had a few years of injury lately and I think that's how the Mets ended up with him.

LOL...I know who Dice K is. I was referring to the poster and his comment!
:beerme:

RedTeamGo!
09-25-2013, 03:28 PM
Votto's bat has disappeared the last couple days :(

Matt700wlw
09-25-2013, 03:28 PM
Maybe these guys should have partied on Monday

Kc61
09-25-2013, 03:29 PM
Phillips flies out. He seems to have no power these days.

KittyDuran
09-25-2013, 03:29 PM
Votto mad... Slammed helmet in dugout... couldn't read his lips, though.

dubc47834
09-25-2013, 03:29 PM
Ugly...ugly game!!!

HeatherC1212
09-25-2013, 03:29 PM
LOL...I know who Dice K is. I was referring to the poster and his comment!
:beerme:

Ahhhh, well that I can't help you with since I can never understand his posts and pretty much tune them out. ;)

Falcon7
09-25-2013, 03:29 PM
Choo and Votto got pitches to hit... but just didn't get enough. And BP is just awful lately.

50YrRedsFan
09-25-2013, 03:29 PM
Bad time for the offense to die. Dante Bichette announced he won't be returning to COL as hitting coach...maybe we can get him for next year.

_Sir_Charles_
09-25-2013, 03:30 PM
Seems like he gets very little run support.

4.5 runs per game. 2nd highest on the team. Leake at 4.61.

_Sir_Charles_
09-25-2013, 03:31 PM
Good lord, it's dice-K for god's sake, he is terrible.

Not sure if he's changed something...but he's been really good that past 3 or 4 starts.

bob jones
09-25-2013, 03:31 PM
dice K pitching like Carl Willey, Roger Craig, Jack Fisher and Jay Hook of the vaunted 1962 Mets

Kc61
09-25-2013, 03:32 PM
According to Mets telecast, the last shutout by a Met in Cincy was Al Leiter in the one-game playoff in 1999. If I heard him correctly.

bob jones
09-25-2013, 03:33 PM
of Carl Willey, Roger Craig, Jay Hook and Jack Fisher which was never pitched for the Reds?

Kc61
09-25-2013, 03:34 PM
of Carl Willey, Roger Craig, Jay Hook and Jack Fisher which was never pitched for the Reds?

Willey?

Falcon7
09-25-2013, 03:34 PM
4.5 runs per game. 2nd highest on the team. Leake at 4.61.

Hard to believe, has he had a couple of games where he got 10+?

REDREAD
09-25-2013, 03:36 PM
Pirates didn't score in the top half of the 1st vs the Cubs.
There's hope. :laugh:

Let's get a lousy run, Cincy..:thumbup:

The Operator
09-25-2013, 03:36 PM
Boy, Joey's glove this year...

Matt700wlw
09-25-2013, 03:36 PM
Votto. Again.

Mutaman
09-25-2013, 03:37 PM
According to Mets telecast, the last shutout by a Met in Cincy was Al Leiter in the one-game playoff in 1999. If I heard him correctly.

So much for the home field advantage.

Tom Servo
09-25-2013, 03:37 PM
Good job, Mat.

Gallen5862
09-25-2013, 03:37 PM
Reds announcers are saying that Dice K is pitching illegally. That the rules state "when pitching from a windup or stretch that the pitching motion is to be one continueous motion." They said no stopping allowed. That the umpires say nothing unless the players or the manager complain.

Norm Chortleton
09-25-2013, 03:37 PM
Ole! Ole! Ole!

cumberlandreds
09-25-2013, 03:37 PM
Excellent outing by Latos. That was probably it for him. He's over 110 pitches.

BungleBengals
09-25-2013, 03:37 PM
How come we absolutely suck against terrible teams? I mean my god, the Cubs, Brewers, and Mets somehow shut down our offense. It is so frustrating watching/listening to these games.

At least we step up somewhat to the better teams. As long as we get past the WC game, maybe that is good for us to go deep into October.

texasdave
09-25-2013, 03:37 PM
I feel a Jay Bruce yak coming up. Or maybe that's just wishful thinking.

bob jones
09-25-2013, 03:38 PM
willey is the right answer
Jay Hook was an electrical engineer from Northwestern
Roger Craig was traded for Charlie James and Fat Jack Fisher was woeful with the Reds, and gave up Maris' 60th home run

The Operator
09-25-2013, 03:39 PM
I feel a Jay Bruce yak coming up. Or maybe that's just wishful thinking.
I think it's indigestion.

_Sir_Charles_
09-25-2013, 03:39 PM
How come we absolutely suck against terrible teams? I mean my god, the Cubs, Brewers, and Mets somehow shut down our offense. It is so frustrating watching/listening to these games.

At least we step up somewhat to the better teams. As long as we get past the WC game, maybe that is good for us to go deep into October.

For what it's worth, a ton of posters were saying the exact OPPOSITE of this in the first half.

texasdave
09-25-2013, 03:39 PM
Pirates and Cards both trail 1-0 early.

50YrRedsFan
09-25-2013, 03:40 PM
Cubs get a run in bot 1 against Bucs, 1-0

redsfan30
09-25-2013, 03:40 PM
I am angry watching this play the last two days.

This is so frustrating watching a playoff team look like they are going through the freaking motions.

50YrRedsFan
09-25-2013, 03:40 PM
Cards tie WSH

texasdave
09-25-2013, 03:40 PM
No error for Joey. LOL.

Falcon7
09-25-2013, 03:41 PM
No error...

The Operator
09-25-2013, 03:41 PM
Bruce robbed of a hit by Dice-K's foot.

Kc61
09-25-2013, 03:41 PM
Cards tie WSH

Anyone who is still following the Cards is an eternal optimist. I envy you.

KittyDuran
09-25-2013, 03:41 PM
I feel a Jay Bruce yak coming up. Or maybe that's just wishful thinking.

Wishful thinking... :(

REDREAD
09-25-2013, 03:42 PM
I am angry watching this play the last two days.

This is so frustrating watching a playoff team look like they are going through the freaking motions.

Yep, I have not given up on the Reds, but if we lose today and Pitts wins, I'm probably going to have some time freed up over the weekend, because that makes the Pitt series pretty much meaningless. (We aren't going to sweep the Pirates in all likelyhood)

The Operator
09-25-2013, 03:42 PM
No error for Joey. LOL.Must be taking a cue from St. Louis' official scorer...

How much ya bet if it had led to a run, it would've been an error to save Latos an ER?

Tom Servo
09-25-2013, 03:43 PM
Dice K 6 outs away from the CG shutout. Pretty damn embarassing.

KittyDuran
09-25-2013, 03:43 PM
For what it's worth, a ton of posters were saying the exact OPPOSITE of this in the first half.

People were screaming that they couldn't beat the good teams...

The Operator
09-25-2013, 03:43 PM
Wow. Just... wow.

50YrRedsFan
09-25-2013, 03:43 PM
Latos pitches 7 innings, allows 1 run, 4 hits, and K's 7............and could lose.
What a pitiful offensive display by the Reds.

RedTeamGo!
09-25-2013, 03:43 PM
The Mets are terrible and are sitting their best player. This is unacceptable. It is like once they clinched the playoffs they just packed it in.

REDREAD
09-25-2013, 03:43 PM
Reds do nothing in the bottom of the 7th. Only two more chances...

50YrRedsFan
09-25-2013, 03:44 PM
Anyone who is still following the Cards is an eternal optimist. I envy you.

Just reporting........the Reds offense has taken away any optimism I may have had.......

Strikes Out Looking
09-25-2013, 03:44 PM
I just realized there was a game scheduled today and looked to see what was happening -- did someone forget to tell the actual roster of the Reds that there was a game scheduled today as well?

Tom Servo
09-25-2013, 03:45 PM
Just reporting........the Reds offense has taken away any optimism I may have had.......
>implying you have ever had any optimism on Redszone, ever

The Operator
09-25-2013, 03:46 PM
It is like once they clinched the playoffs they just packed it in.They've been banking on the wild card all along.

texasdave
09-25-2013, 03:46 PM
Silver lining: I feel much better about Latos going on Tuesday after today's outing.

Matt700wlw
09-25-2013, 03:46 PM
Anyone who is still following the Cards is an eternal optimist. I envy you.

I officially gave up on the division last night, although I think deep down I knew it wasn't going to happen

westofyou
09-25-2013, 03:46 PM
Reds kryptonite, soft tossers and soft tossers and soft tossers

It's amazing, year after year after year

BungleBengals
09-25-2013, 03:46 PM
We need to work the counts in the bottom of the 8th. Dice K is at 95 pitches. Izturis works a count as long as he can so we can hopefully dip into their bullpen. Obviously, we cannot hit Dice K today. It is unbelievable that we are in this position, but you would think that our hitters would do more than pop up the first pitch.

Tom Servo
09-25-2013, 03:47 PM
Silver lining: I feel much better about Latos going on Tuesday after today's outing.
And while this sucks, that is the only game that matters.

Red Rover
09-25-2013, 03:47 PM
Yep, I have not given up on the Reds, but if we lose today and Pitts wins, I'm probably going to have some time freed up over the weekend, because that makes the Pitt series pretty much meaningless. (We aren't going to sweep the Pirates in all likelyhood)

I kind of like the idea of throwing games, just to force a Pirates-Cards tie & not have to face Liriano or Wainwright.

Kc61
09-25-2013, 03:48 PM
I officially gave up on the division last night, although I think deep down I knew it wasn't going to happen

I'm sure I'll be called names for this.

The Reds IMO have the best roster in the division.

The Cards IMO deserve the division championship having played the best throughout the season.

RedTeamGo!
09-25-2013, 03:48 PM
I actually like the Reds at Pittsburgh. This may be completely false, but I feel like the Reds starters perform well at Pitt.

NebraskaRed
09-25-2013, 03:49 PM
I hate censorship. I love free speech. However, if we could ban the phrase "bloop and a blast" I'd be fine with it.

RedTeamGo!
09-25-2013, 03:50 PM
The Cards IMO deserve the division championship having played the best throughout the season.

Isn't that obvious? The team with the best record always deserves the division championship, hence why they are called "division champions."

Red Rover
09-25-2013, 03:50 PM
Reds starters may be 2nd in ERA, but there maybe no that get to 15 wins. That has to say something about the offense-no?

dubc47834
09-25-2013, 03:51 PM
How come we absolutely suck against terrible teams? I mean my god, the Cubs, Brewers, and Mets somehow shut down our offense. It is so frustrating watching/listening to these games.

At least we step up somewhat to the better teams. As long as we get past the WC game, maybe that is good for us to go deep into October.

Wasn't a lot of people on here pissing and moaning not too long ago about how we just beat up on the crappy teams and suck against the over.500 teams...:confused:

westofyou
09-25-2013, 03:51 PM
I hate censorship. I love free speech. However, if we could ban the phrase "bloop and a blast" I'd be fine with it.

Unless applied to a flatulence joke

50YrRedsFan
09-25-2013, 03:51 PM
I kind of like the idea of throwing games, just to force a Pirates-Cards tie & not have to face Liriano or Wainwright.

If the Reds continue to play this way, they won't have to "throw" any games.

Rantly
09-25-2013, 03:51 PM
Bad time for the offense to die. Dante Bichette announced he won't be returning to COL as hitting coach...maybe we can get him for next year.

We need somebody as a hitting coach

Kc61
09-25-2013, 03:51 PM
Isn't that obvious? The team with the best record always deserves the division championship, hence why they are called "division champions."

I mean going beyond the won lost record. Cards have been more consistent than the Reds and Pirates and have played better on the field.

You know what I mean.

Tom Servo
09-25-2013, 03:52 PM
Reds starters may be 2nd in ERA, but there maybe no that get to 15 wins. That has to say something about the offense-no?
Or the bullpen, yeah.

redsfan30
09-25-2013, 03:53 PM
Please get a run.

Please.

bob jones
09-25-2013, 03:53 PM
just like the days of Norman, Billingham and Nolan

RedTeamGo!
09-25-2013, 03:53 PM
I mean going beyond the won lost record. Cards have been more consistent than the Reds and Pirates and have played better on the field.

You know what I mean.

I get what you are saying, but it is just really obvious. Obviously the Cards have played more consistently, that is why they have more wins.

Falcon7
09-25-2013, 03:53 PM
C'mon, one little measly run... oh heck, bust out and score TWO!

cumberlandreds
09-25-2013, 03:53 PM
New GABP attendance record, 2,371,000+.

BCubb2003
09-25-2013, 03:54 PM
I wish the psychology of baseball were as well-studied as the sabremetrics.

BungleBengals
09-25-2013, 03:54 PM
I kind of like the idea of throwing games, just to force a Pirates-Cards tie & not have to face Liriano or Wainwright.

I would love to face Wainwright. We dominated him last 2 times. Hopefully Liriano's last start gave us some experience against him.

Kc61
09-25-2013, 03:54 PM
Izturis doubled off this guy, yet we hit Derrick Robinson for him? I guess, whatever.

Like I said, good move.

Cozart coming up to bunt.

Mutaman
09-25-2013, 03:54 PM
I'm sure I'll be called names for this.

The Reds IMO have the best roster in the division.

The Cards IMO deserve the division championship having played the best throughout the season.

On paper, Reds and Pirates aren't in the same league. With Cueto, Ludwick and middle relief injuries, cards and Reds seem pretty equal. Cards have had injuries too. Cards have certainly played better.

dubc47834
09-25-2013, 03:54 PM
Reds will at least tie the game this half inning!!!

Tom Servo
09-25-2013, 03:55 PM
D-Rob with a leadoff single

_Sir_Charles_
09-25-2013, 03:55 PM
Drob pulls out a 7 iron. :O)

Kc61
09-25-2013, 03:56 PM
Let X hit for Billy.

powersackers
09-25-2013, 03:56 PM
Backs against the wall might be the theme through next Tuesday. What's this team made of? 2.37M fans as of today sets a new GABP record. We showed up... Will this team?

Tom Servo
09-25-2013, 03:56 PM
Guess Cozart will be staying in for Izturis.