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cumberlandreds
06-17-2019, 01:19 PM
Reds start a big series with NL West foe the Houston Astros.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9R33dQWwAElw1c.jpg

klw
06-17-2019, 04:06 PM
Nice to see Winker in the lineup after his huge day yesterday!

Tom Servo
06-17-2019, 04:20 PM
Nice to see Winker in the lineup after his huge day yesterday!
vs LHP this year

Winker: .176/.243/.176

Ervin: .500/.667/.875

gagliano
06-17-2019, 04:48 PM
Reds start a big series with NL West foe the Houston Astros.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9R33dQWwAElw1c.jpg

nl west foe! that's the way it should be!

NebraskaRed
06-17-2019, 06:22 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/1140744943897579522/LMiRVQRl?format=jpg&name=600x314

http://beta.ems.ladbiblegroup.com/s3/content/808x455/149bba815a692d2416b0ef0dbeb5b4a2.png

DocRed
06-17-2019, 06:46 PM
Nice to see Winker in the lineup after his huge day yesterday!

Bell being Bell....and that's not a compliment

NC Reds
06-17-2019, 06:52 PM
I have a hard time accepting that Farmer and Ervin give us a better chance of winning than Dietrich and Winker. I know there are numbers that support it, but I’d like to see the platoons ditched for a week and see what happens.

malcontent
06-17-2019, 07:03 PM
I have a hard time accepting that Farmer and Ervin give us a better chance of winning than Dietrich and Winker. I know there are numbers that support it, but I’d like to see the platoons ditched for a week and see what happens.
So do I...at least when it means Dietrich and Winker sit the game out entirely, or are lucky to get to PH.

NebraskaRed
06-17-2019, 07:09 PM
Astros are 13-2 in their last 15 road games.

Reds Fanatic
06-17-2019, 07:13 PM
Bregman strikes out swinging

NebraskaRed
06-17-2019, 07:14 PM
Michael "Jeff" Brantley with a quick lineout to Puig

Reds Fanatic
06-17-2019, 07:14 PM
Looks like they are big storms headed toward the park in about a half hour. Hopefully they donít blow a Castillo start on a long weather delay

Reds Fanatic
06-17-2019, 07:16 PM
Nice inning by Castillo

NebraskaRed
06-17-2019, 07:16 PM
Good inning from Castillo

NebraskaRed
06-17-2019, 07:19 PM
Blind Nicky Senzel swings at the first pitch and pops out.

mhs95_06
06-17-2019, 07:20 PM
Blind Nicky Senzel swings at the first pitch and pops out.

Trying to get as many outs in as possible before the rain!

NebraskaRed
06-17-2019, 07:22 PM
Geno was a little too confident that that was ball 4. It wasn't.

Big Klu
06-17-2019, 07:23 PM
"Hard to believe Wade Miley is only 28 years old."

Uhh...that's because he's 32.

BluegrassRedleg
06-17-2019, 07:29 PM
Nice pick by Votto.

Feels like the 80s again tonight!


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texasdave
06-17-2019, 07:29 PM
No Altuve. No Springer. No Correa. It's as good a time as any to catch the 'Stros.

BluegrassRedleg
06-17-2019, 07:32 PM
No Altuve. No Springer. No Correa. It's as good a time as any to catch the 'Stros.

Think I read somewhere that theyíve actually improved their winning % without them. Just crazy depth.


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NebraskaRed
06-17-2019, 07:33 PM
Gotta try swinging at one of those, Phil

ochoa30
06-17-2019, 07:34 PM
Gotta try swinging at one of those, Phil

Not one was a strike though but there were very close

bigfoot52
06-17-2019, 07:34 PM
Talk about someone getting ripped off. Irvin called out on 3 pitches . All 3 were low and outside.

NebraskaRed
06-17-2019, 07:35 PM
Not one was a strike though but there were very close

yes, but after the first two are called strikes...

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hard to believe that Wade Miley is from Botswana

ochoa30
06-17-2019, 07:38 PM
yes, but after the first two are called strikes...

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hard to believe that Wade Miley is from Botswana

I definitely agree but if you're Ervin you saw 3 pitches outside the zone and got rung up. Hard to be too upset at the guy.

NebraskaRed
06-17-2019, 07:39 PM
I definitely agree but if you're Ervin you saw 3 pitches outside the zone and got rung up. Hard to be too upset at the guy.

I find it easy to be upset at anyone.

JaxRed
06-17-2019, 07:40 PM
Castelinni reading from notes

NebraskaRed
06-17-2019, 07:41 PM
Call overtuned since he was obviously out.

ochoa30
06-17-2019, 07:42 PM
First base umpire tries to fabricate a call to help the Astros. Cameras disagree. Thanks for wasting our time.

Big Klu
06-17-2019, 07:42 PM
The bad news: We will get no PBP this inning.

The good news: We will get no PBP this inning.

ochoa30
06-17-2019, 07:43 PM
Bregman looked safe but it was close

NebraskaRed
06-17-2019, 07:44 PM
Bregman looked safe but it was close

a call that was actually close and maybe needed reviewed, didn't get reviewed.

Kc61
06-17-2019, 07:45 PM
Nice K to end top three for the Reds and Castillo.

This is a fairly important game. Tough stretch with Astros and at Milwaukee. Want to win the Castillo outings.

ochoa30
06-17-2019, 07:45 PM
Man, I really hope this game doesnt go into a delay. Castillo looking very sharp.

NebraskaRed
06-17-2019, 07:45 PM
Scooter is 0 for 2 in his start with Daytona. Bust.

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Miley hates Farmer.

Tom Servo
06-17-2019, 07:48 PM
And here's the delay. Frig.

NC Reds
06-17-2019, 07:49 PM
Well this sucks.

ochoa30
06-17-2019, 07:49 PM
This blows. They should have built a retractable roof.

Saven
06-17-2019, 07:49 PM
Lol, Thom complaining about having to be at work longer.

(But a retractable roof is a good idea).

Big Klu
06-17-2019, 07:49 PM
Domed Stadium Soapbox time... :rolleyes:

bigfoot52
06-17-2019, 07:50 PM
Man, I really hope this game doesnt go into a delay. Castillo looking very sharp.

It won't be long before the serious stuff comes down.

BluegrassRedleg
06-17-2019, 07:50 PM
Bad luck there if it means the end of Castilloís night.


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Reds Fanatic
06-17-2019, 07:51 PM
Man, I really hope this game doesnt go into a delay. Castillo looking very sharp.

Yes they will get the game in but the next hour to hour and half does not look good. That is the one thing i hated about starting on time tonight this big storm was due to hit and hit about when expected

BluegrassRedleg
06-17-2019, 07:51 PM
This blows. They should have built a retractable roof.

Iím wondering if that might be an MLB rule moving forward on new parks. In the year 2019, thereís no reason why all new parks canít be like Houston or Milwaukee.


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ochoa30
06-17-2019, 07:54 PM
I’m wondering if that might be an MLB rule moving forward on new parks. In the year 2019, there’s no reason why all new parks can’t be like Houston or Milwaukee.


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I really do agree with Thom and Chris here for once but it's way better for the fans. It's hard to get up and go to a game enough as is without the threat of the game being delayed or getting canceled. Just doesnt make sense to me to not have one.

Sea Ray
06-17-2019, 07:55 PM
I’m wondering if that might be an MLB rule moving forward on new parks. In the year 2019, there’s no reason why all new parks can’t be like Houston or Milwaukee.



A lot of cities retractable roofs aren't necessary

Big Klu
06-17-2019, 07:57 PM
Milwaukee did not build a stadium with a roof because of rain. They did it because you never know if you're going to get snow in Wisconsin in April.

I am glad the Reds do not have a retractable roof. I have been to Miller Park; it is a different experience, but it did not feel like a baseball field. It felt like a large arena or airplane hangar, or maybe a warehouse. (And that was with the roof open.)

NebraskaRed
06-17-2019, 07:57 PM
Milwaukee will have threats of snow early (and maybe later) in the season much more often than Cincinnati will. So, however many games get delayed/postponed a year in Cincinnati does not warrant the cost of building and maintaining the dome.

Big Klu
06-17-2019, 07:59 PM
A lot of cities retractable roofs aren't necessary

Houston is actually one of them. That thing is hardly ever open.

North
06-17-2019, 07:59 PM
It should clear up by midnight. ;)

Mutaman
06-17-2019, 08:06 PM
Milwaukee did not build a stadium with a roof because of rain. They did it because you never know if you're going to get snow in Wisconsin in April.

I am glad the Reds do not have a retractable roof. I have been to Miller Park; it is a different experience, but it did not feel like a baseball field. It felt like a large arena or airplance hangar, or maybe a warehouse. (And that was with the roof open.)


Agreed. milwaukee's a good sports town and I guess in that climate a roof makes sense, But it sure doesn't feel like County Stadium. Even the brats don't taste the same.

Tom Servo
06-17-2019, 08:10 PM
I am glad the Reds do not have a retractable roof. I have been to Miller Park; it is a different experience, but it did not feel like a baseball field. It felt like a large arena or airplance hangar, or maybe a warehouse. (And that was with the roof open.)
That was my feeling when I went to Marlins Park. The roof was closed and it felt more like I was in a big TV studio than a ballpark.

mhs95_06
06-17-2019, 08:12 PM
Houston is actually one of them. That thing is hardly ever open.

So are you saying the Astros should have a fixed roof?

NebraskaRed
06-17-2019, 08:17 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9TY654X4AEQvdZ.jpg

Wonderful Monds
06-17-2019, 08:18 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9TY654X4AEQvdZ.jpg

Yeah I’m in Newport right now and that thing is impressive

NebraskaRed
06-17-2019, 08:23 PM
game is set to resume at 8:35

UKWhoDey
06-17-2019, 08:27 PM
They led off the broadcast saying the Reds are the Astros most frequent opponent historically. This is the 845th meeting between us.

Who is the most frequent opponent for us historically?

NebraskaRed
06-17-2019, 08:29 PM
They led off the broadcast saying the Reds are the Astros most frequent opponent historically. This is the 845th meeting between us.

Who is the most frequent opponent for us historically?

Cubs?

Tom Servo
06-17-2019, 08:30 PM
Who is the most frequent opponent for us historically?
Success?

UKWhoDey
06-17-2019, 08:37 PM
Cubs?I was thinking them or the Cards..maybe Pitt. Im 35, so the NL West days were my childhood but I dont remember the divisional breakdowns before that.




Bam!!:
https://www.baseball-reference.com/play-index/head2head.cgi?teams=CIN&from=1876&to=2019

1. St Louis
2. Pittsburgh
3. Los Angeles
4. Chicago
5. San Francisco

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Success?
No.

It was a very poorly worded way to ask who have we played more than any other opponent. Thought it was interesting for Houston, the answer is us.

NebraskaRed
06-17-2019, 08:42 PM
One Eyed Nicky goes down on strikes.

Big Klu
06-17-2019, 08:45 PM
So are you saying the Astros should have a fixed roof?

They might as well. They are no stranger to it.

https://www.ballparksofbaseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/astro16_top.jpg

NebraskaRed
06-17-2019, 08:45 PM
Suarez in a deep slump.

ochoa30
06-17-2019, 08:46 PM
Man, Suarez has been awful this month. Obviously hes not alone but hes been probably the worst of all the regulars and that's really saying something

Big Klu
06-17-2019, 08:48 PM
One Eyed Nicky goes down on strikes.

Family board!

NC Reds
06-17-2019, 08:50 PM
Woo bird clowns active early. Great.

Big Klu
06-17-2019, 08:51 PM
Woo bird clowns active early. Great.

They had the rain delay to get boozed up.

mhs95_06
06-17-2019, 08:54 PM
They might as well. They are no stranger to it.

https://www.ballparksofbaseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/astro16_top.jpg

Does their current park have grass possible with the retractable? I think the original dome was to make the atmosphere more comfortable than the natural heat, humidity, and mosquitoes. I can remember the Reds broadcasts at the Colt 45s, when they referred to mosquitoes there that could carry away small animals!

NebraskaRed
06-17-2019, 08:54 PM
I was worried that the long delay would mess with Castillo

Big Klu
06-17-2019, 08:58 PM
4-yessiree-3!

NebraskaRed
06-17-2019, 08:58 PM
Farmer for MVP

NC Reds
06-17-2019, 08:58 PM
The shift worked like magic there. Credit where it is due.

ochoa30
06-17-2019, 08:58 PM
Huge play by Farmer!!

Kingspoint
06-17-2019, 09:01 PM
Castillo is something else.

Need to start opening that window.

If we had the normal injuries to starting pitching, we'd be in a lot of trouble with only Sims seemingly capable of throwing some decents start.

We need to move a quality bat for a quality Starting Pitcher we'll have control over for at least the next three years.

Big Klu
06-17-2019, 09:02 PM
Does their current park have grass possible with the retractable? I think the original dome was to make the atmosphere more comfortable than the natural heat, humidity, and mosquitoes. I can remember the Reds broadcasts at the Colt 45s, when they referred to mosquitoes there that could carry away small animals!

Yes, they have grass in their current stadium.

One of my history professors in college was Charles Alexander, the author and noted baseball historian. He was a native of Beaumont, Texas, and he told us that the stories of the mosquitoes at Colt Stadium were 100% true. Evidently they grow the skeeters big in East Texas.

NebraskaRed
06-17-2019, 09:03 PM
everyone loved the Reds scoring 11 runs yesterday when we all knew what happens the day after.

ochoa30
06-17-2019, 09:04 PM
Super easy inning for Miley

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everyone loved the Reds scoring 11 runs yesterday when we all knew what happens the day after.

Yep. We knew what would happen but it is what it is. Gotta enjoy the few good games they do have.

malcontent
06-17-2019, 09:05 PM
I see Cy Miley showed up.

NebraskaRed
06-17-2019, 09:05 PM
Super easy inning for Miley

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Yep. We knew what would happen but it is what it is. Gotta enjoy the few good games they do have.

I agree. I'm just kidding. But seriously, it happens each time they score more than 6 runs.

Big Klu
06-17-2019, 09:08 PM
For a $1000 donation, you can have lunch with Marty and Cowboy.

Of course, the entire amount will go toward paying Brantley's tab.

NebraskaRed
06-17-2019, 09:11 PM
Castillo has been one of the undisputed bright spots of the 2019 Reds

BluegrassRedleg
06-17-2019, 09:11 PM
Luis Soto is dealing once again.

ochoa30
06-17-2019, 09:11 PM
Great pitch to Bregman for strike 3!!

Kingspoint
06-17-2019, 09:12 PM
Shutting out the Astros through 5. If we're going to win a game in this series, this is it.

NebraskaRed
06-17-2019, 09:14 PM
Grande is the color of fine leather

Sea Ray
06-17-2019, 09:15 PM
Houston is actually one of them. That thing is hardly ever open.

It rains like crazy there. I don't know how anyone can live there

Big Klu
06-17-2019, 09:15 PM
Grande is the color of fine leather

I miss George, though.

CrackerJack
06-17-2019, 09:16 PM
Enough of the Grande sideshow, want to watch the game

ochoa30
06-17-2019, 09:16 PM
Great bunt. Let's go Nick! Big AB here!

NebraskaRed
06-17-2019, 09:17 PM
come on, Nick. Do this.

NC Reds
06-17-2019, 09:17 PM
Nick knock

NebraskaRed
06-17-2019, 09:17 PM
yes!

The Operator
06-17-2019, 09:18 PM
Senzel!

That was a nice play to turn the TV on to after getting home from work.

ochoa30
06-17-2019, 09:18 PM
Noice!! Keep it going Joey!

Tom Servo
06-17-2019, 09:18 PM
love that boy

Kingspoint
06-17-2019, 09:18 PM
Wow!

Actual baseball being played by the REDS!

BluegrassRedleg
06-17-2019, 09:18 PM
Runs without HRs!!111!!!!

Norm Chortleton
06-17-2019, 09:19 PM
Castillo's bunt would have likely been a DP if the Astros would have bothered to cover second. And Senzel makes it come back to bite them

The Operator
06-17-2019, 09:19 PM
Strike 2 to Joey 100% a ball

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Ball 4 makes it a full count

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Ball 5 and Joey walks despite the umpire

Big Klu
06-17-2019, 09:20 PM
Votto walks, but no RBI.

#notelite

ochoa30
06-17-2019, 09:21 PM
Time for Geno to get going!!

The Operator
06-17-2019, 09:21 PM
Geno! 3-0 Reds!


I love beating the shift

Ironman92
06-17-2019, 09:21 PM
I like those Astros hats

As soon as Suarez starts going oppo heíll get going

NC Reds
06-17-2019, 09:22 PM
Nice break for Geno

BluegrassRedleg
06-17-2019, 09:22 PM
Assembly line. OMG. Assembly line.

Ironman92
06-17-2019, 09:22 PM
Now to see if Puig can strikeout on 2 pitches

The Operator
06-17-2019, 09:22 PM
This is already the best The Reds have ever fared against Miley, I would imagine?

Get some more.

mhs95_06
06-17-2019, 09:23 PM
Castillo's bunt would have likely been a DP if the Astros would have bothered to cover second. And Senzel makes it come back to bite them

You can't cover all 3 bases if both the 1st and 3rd baseman charge. I think they could have had the force at 3rd though if they wouldn't have made the conservative play.

Big Klu
06-17-2019, 09:24 PM
I like those Astros hats

They aren't bad, but I would prefer solid navy blue caps instead of the orange bill.

For their home cap, I would go with solid orange.

The Operator
06-17-2019, 09:25 PM
Thom keeps calling him Wiley

lol

NebraskaRed
06-17-2019, 09:25 PM
what an AB by Puig

Ironman92
06-17-2019, 09:26 PM
They aren't bad, but I would prefer solid navy blue caps instead of the orange bill.

For their home cap, I would go with solid orange.

[emoji52] youíre not elite

NC Reds
06-17-2019, 09:27 PM
Wow. Great AB for Puig.

The Operator
06-17-2019, 09:27 PM
Puig works the walk

Way to come back from down 0-2


Here comes the pitching change as the bases are loaded with 1 out

NebraskaRed
06-17-2019, 09:27 PM
Wiley Miley is out of the game.

Tom Servo
06-17-2019, 09:27 PM
Great AB Puig!

ochoa30
06-17-2019, 09:27 PM
Might be the best AB Puig has had this year. Really good sign. Hes starting to see the ball much better.

Tom Servo
06-17-2019, 09:29 PM
Might wanna consider using Winker here as a PH

The Operator
06-17-2019, 09:29 PM
Winker hits for Ervin

Big Klu
06-17-2019, 09:29 PM
Wiley Miley is out of the game.

It's Wile E. Miley.

https://dcewboipbvgi2.cloudfront.net/cdn/farfuture/_PUfYi-bDweKOqP5BlqdrOvsluKLRuCgaZ-0Pr4s9oU/mtime:1431806467/sites/default/files/articles/10152012_WileECoyote1_article.jpg

mamell
06-17-2019, 09:30 PM
am I hallucinating or are the Reds actually in the lead in this game?

The Operator
06-17-2019, 09:31 PM
Well that wasn't what I had in mind

Dang Winker is slow

NebraskaRed
06-17-2019, 09:32 PM
Winker is not a good pinch hitter, says I who is too lazy to look up if that's actually true

Tom Servo
06-17-2019, 09:32 PM
bleh, where were one of those Winker swings from yesterday

ochoa30
06-17-2019, 09:32 PM
Ugh. Well 3 runs is pretty good for this team. I'll take it.

Kc61
06-17-2019, 09:33 PM
Well that wasn't what I had in mind

Dang Winker is slow

Unfortunate, another grounder to the right side.

Ironman92
06-17-2019, 09:33 PM
Winkerís lack of average speed bothers me.

I scared the dog really badly

Kc61
06-17-2019, 09:34 PM
Ugh. Well 3 runs is pretty good for this team. I'll take it.

Reds averaging over four runs per game, virtually the same as last year. I was surprised at that.

Of course, last year they lost 95 games, so not exactly a compelling stat.

The Operator
06-17-2019, 09:35 PM
C'mon Castillo

Hate to agree with Thom but that really may be all you get. Make these runs hold up

mamell
06-17-2019, 09:35 PM
And Suarez didn't run full bore to home exactly why?

ochoa30
06-17-2019, 09:36 PM
Reds averaging over four runs per game, virtually the same as last year. I was surprised at that.

Of course, last year they lost 95 games, so not exactly a compelling stat.

I meant for the inning but yeah that is surprising. I guess those occasional big games are the reason. Consistency seems to be the issue this year.

The Operator
06-17-2019, 09:36 PM
Reds averaging over four runs per game, virtually the same as last year. I was surprised at that.

Of course, last year they lost 95 games, so not exactly a compelling stat.

The 22 games of 2 runs or less sure stick out like a sore thumb though.

Shows just how erratic this offense has been.

mhs95_06
06-17-2019, 09:37 PM
And Suarez didn't run full bore to home exactly why?

He started on 2nd and the 3rd out was called about the time he got to 3rd.

NebraskaRed
06-17-2019, 09:39 PM
I love when Thom gets inexplicably excited by numbers.

That is Castillo's FOURTH walk and we're only in the SIXTH inning.

Dude is shutting out the Astros, but Thom just wants us to remember the four walks.

mamell
06-17-2019, 09:39 PM
Reddick looks at the gopher ball then swings in the dirt.. Almost Redsesque..

Kc61
06-17-2019, 09:39 PM
The 22 games of 2 runs or less sure stick out like a sore thumb though.

Shows just how erratic this offense has been.

Yes, totally agree. But on average it comes to the same as last year. Based on increased homers, no doubt. But choppy.

mamell
06-17-2019, 09:41 PM
He started on 2nd and the 3rd out was called about the time he got to 3rd.

ahh..ok.. my mistake. I thought he was on third.. I tuned in late after watching my daily dose of ancient movies.. Still nice to have a 3 run padding.

mhs95_06
06-17-2019, 09:43 PM
Castillo gone with 91 pitches with the big rest in the middle of them?

WrongVerb
06-17-2019, 09:44 PM
I love when Thom gets inexplicably excited by numbers.

That is Castillo's FOURTH walk and we're only in the SIXTH inning.

Dude is shutting out the Astros, but Thom just wants us to remember the four walks.

It's my working assumption that all sports announcers, commentators, and writers are frustrated wannabe athletes who are deeply envious of the players they cover, and so take any and all opportunity to bag on said athletes just to make themselves feel better.

mamell
06-17-2019, 09:45 PM
Just me or is Chris Welsh displaying his man crush on George Grand?

NebraskaRed
06-17-2019, 09:47 PM
Ump got hit

The Operator
06-17-2019, 09:47 PM
Farmer drills the umpire at third base lol

Had to hurt

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Thom now talking about how tough the ump is

Way tougher than these wimpy coddled ball players

Larry Schuler
06-17-2019, 09:47 PM
He jumped right into the path of the ball. Lol.

WrongVerb
06-17-2019, 09:48 PM
Umpire is part of the field rule in play there.

Ironman92
06-17-2019, 09:48 PM
Thorís complaining about fans booing the ump but then turns it into players getting babied by the trainers

Kc61
06-17-2019, 09:48 PM
Farmer has played good ball as a backup this year. Glad he was part of the trade.

NebraskaRed
06-17-2019, 09:49 PM
In a situation like that, seems that should be called a ground rule double.

RedsfaninMT
06-17-2019, 09:49 PM
Thor’s complaining about fans booing the ump but then turns it into players getting babied by the trainers

When did Thor become a Reds announcer? I'm missing out, being out here in Montana!

The Operator
06-17-2019, 09:49 PM
I love when Thom gets inexplicably excited by numbers.

That is Castillo's FOURTH walk and we're only in the SIXTH inning.

Dude is shutting out the Astros, but Thom just wants us to remember the four walks.
That's the thing. In one way I agree with Thom, Luis has gotta cut the walks down.

But he's still pitching like an ace, he IS or ace, he's shutting ing down a team with a .667 winning percentage.

The sighs and consternation are unnecessary but that's Thom.

mhs95_06
06-17-2019, 09:49 PM
Farmer may be the only player in history to have gotten on 3 times in a row with a HBP, BB, and a single off an umpire!

mamell
06-17-2019, 09:50 PM
It's my working assumption that all sports announcers, commentators, and writers are frustrated wannabe athletes who are deeply envious of the players they cover, and so take any and all opportunity to bag on said athletes just to make themselves feel better.
I doubt all announcers are that way since many are former players themselves. You think Joe Nuxhall has secret player envy?

NebraskaRed
06-17-2019, 09:51 PM
think Bell is changing his ways after Roark and Mahle complained about being pulled early?

KronoRed
06-17-2019, 09:52 PM
Just me or is Chris Welsh displaying his man crush on George Grand?

Can't blame him, considering who he works with now :D

mhs95_06
06-17-2019, 09:53 PM
He jumped right into the path of the ball. Lol.

I think he moved the correct way. Usually those ground balls are hooking and going over the foul line, but that one straightened out and maybe even hopped a little bit right.

Kc61
06-17-2019, 09:53 PM
think Bell is changing his ways after Roark and Mahle complained about being pulled early?

No. I think Castillo pitching a shutout is different than Mahle or anyone else in the rotation.

The Operator
06-17-2019, 09:53 PM
Double play would be just fine here

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"And there's... ball one."

Jeez Thom

mamell
06-17-2019, 09:53 PM
Gotta toss strikes Luis.. Starting to look gassed..

The Operator
06-17-2019, 09:54 PM
Hernandez just now getting loose

Ma little bit nervous. Need a big comeback from Castillo here

NebraskaRed
06-17-2019, 09:54 PM
We need a running list of things that Thom finds hard to believe.

The Operator
06-17-2019, 09:54 PM
Back to back walks, Thom now on the soap box


Hernandez better hurry

KronoRed
06-17-2019, 09:55 PM
Yeesh Thom he walked a few guys, he didn't moon the fans, calm down.

Big Klu
06-17-2019, 09:55 PM
I love when Thom gets inexplicably excited by numbers.

That is Castillo's FOURTH walk and we're only in the SIXTH inning.

Dude is shutting out the Astros, but Thom just wants us to remember the four walks.

Thing is, he also gets disgusted when Reds batters take walks instead of "swinging the bat".

KronoRed
06-17-2019, 09:56 PM
Right now Chris is texting George "Please come save me"

ochoa30
06-17-2019, 09:56 PM
Tough way to end a nice outing. Just cant walk that many hitters though. Hopefully the Pen can shut it down.

Tadasimha
06-17-2019, 09:56 PM
Let's turn three

The Operator
06-17-2019, 09:57 PM
That's what really upsets me about Thom

Luis really does need to cut his walks down, they're really his only weakness and the only thing standing between him and that next higher level.

But jeez, Thom's tone of voice and "now look I'm not saying he sucks or anything but..." just is hard to listen to.

Larry Schuler
06-17-2019, 09:57 PM
I love hearing our announcer needlessly chide our ace for throwing a two hit shutout over 6 innings against one of the best teams in baseball!

Ironman92
06-17-2019, 09:57 PM
I typically side with leaving the starter in but after a delay, 100 pitches and then walking 2 bottom of order guys to start the inning.....it forces the managers hand

mamell
06-17-2019, 09:57 PM
I seldom agree with Bell's quick hook, but I think Luis was done this time.. 7 inning with back to back walks.. Some of them weren't even close..

Tom Servo
06-17-2019, 09:57 PM
I guess shutting out the Astros for 6 innings just isn't impressive enough for the Reds lead announcer

BluegrassRedleg
06-17-2019, 09:59 PM
Creeper trying his best to FSO Hex this.

NebraskaRed
06-17-2019, 09:59 PM
I guess shutting out the Astros for 6 innings just isn't impressive enough for the Reds lead announcer

No. A pitcher must get every batter out on a minimum of 2 pitches. Anything less and I'm not sure that pitcher deserves to be in the big leagues.

The Operator
06-17-2019, 10:00 PM
Oh come on David

Need strikes

Kc61
06-17-2019, 10:00 PM
Thom won’t be happy until somebody grooves a home run to the Stros.

Sounds like he wants everything down the middle.

Castillo gets a lot of guys out on pitches out of the zone.

So occasionally there will be walks.

Big deal.

The Operator
06-17-2019, 10:01 PM
Got him!

1 down

WrongVerb
06-17-2019, 10:02 PM
I doubt all announcers are that way since many are former players themselves. You think Joe Nuxhall has secret player envy?

You're right. I should have qualified that a bit more delicately.

ochoa30
06-17-2019, 10:02 PM
Thank you Tony Kemp. DP here would be awesome.

mamell
06-17-2019, 10:02 PM
Love to watch the other side swing at ball 4.. hate to see the Reds hitters do the same..

UKWhoDey
06-17-2019, 10:02 PM
Me gusta Hernandez. Lets go! 2 more big fella

Big Klu
06-17-2019, 10:03 PM
Right now Chris is texting George "Please come save me"

Hi, Hello, and Welcome!

https://images.performgroup.com/di/library/sporting_news/67/b/reds-broadcast-080814-dljpg_h6x43tn8dzna1eo7lflbvrlzm.jpg?t=-1225475401&quality=100

Tadasimha
06-17-2019, 10:03 PM
The Ballad of Jake Marisnick - the legendary sheep shearer of the old west

The Operator
06-17-2019, 10:04 PM
Oh criminy


That didn't end like I had hoped


3-1 ballgame with 2 outs

mamell
06-17-2019, 10:05 PM
Well crap.. Almost.. Peraza tossed a big time curve ball in the wrong direction..

JCM11
06-17-2019, 10:05 PM
Peraza is terrible at baseball.

NebraskaRed
06-17-2019, 10:05 PM
Come back, Jose Iglesias, come back

ochoa30
06-17-2019, 10:05 PM
Horrible throw by Peraza. Gift run for the Stros

KronoRed
06-17-2019, 10:05 PM
Run charged to Castillo, Thom smugless level increasing.

JFLegal
06-17-2019, 10:06 PM
peraza gonna peraza. and what was casali doing?

The Operator
06-17-2019, 10:06 PM
Thom "And Castillo certainly earned that run, he DID walk the first two batters of the inning!"


Let it go Thom. There's an important at bat going on.

JFLegal
06-17-2019, 10:06 PM
Run charged to Castillo, Thom smugless level increasing.

funny you say that. it was 3-0 and thom was whining about something minor. i was like, oh yeah, i forgot to turn music on and turn down the tv.

JaxRed
06-17-2019, 10:06 PM
peraza gonna peraza. and what was casali doing?

What did Casali do wrong? Votto should not have attempted that throw.

JFLegal
06-17-2019, 10:07 PM
[radio edit]

The Operator
06-17-2019, 10:07 PM
Another walk

Thom about to have a stroke

Big Klu
06-17-2019, 10:07 PM
THom says the run is earned, but it is currently unearned. Without the E6, the runner would be on third base right now.

NebraskaRed
06-17-2019, 10:07 PM
Astros have great plate discipline. I'm not surprised at all by these walks.

JFLegal
06-17-2019, 10:07 PM
What did Casali do wrong? Votto should not have attempted that throw.

didn't casali ignore that a runner was going from first to second amid all the mess?

JaxRed
06-17-2019, 10:08 PM
didn't casali ignore that a runner was going from first to second amid all the mess?

No. Votto did.

mamell
06-17-2019, 10:08 PM
This ain't how you win games fellas.. Walks, wild throws, catcher not particularly paying attention... Jeeeesh..

NebraskaRed
06-17-2019, 10:09 PM
live shot of Thom

https://www.awesomelyluvvie.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/Grinds-my-gears.jpg

JFLegal
06-17-2019, 10:09 PM
No. Votto did.

well, yes, but i think both of them did.

The Operator
06-17-2019, 10:10 PM
Need ya here Amir

Kc61
06-17-2019, 10:10 PM
Reds up two. Need 7 outs. Team’s top two relievers available and one, Garrett, coming in.

The Operator
06-17-2019, 10:10 PM
Oh jesus

JFLegal
06-17-2019, 10:10 PM
3-2 holy mess.

mamell
06-17-2019, 10:10 PM
live shot of Thom

https://www.awesomelyluvvie.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/Grinds-my-gears.jpg

I'm almost waiting for his obligatory, "ARE YOU KIDDING ME?"

malcontent
06-17-2019, 10:10 PM
No. Votto did.
Votto should have eaten it, but Casali fell asleep.

The Operator
06-17-2019, 10:10 PM
Wow

Puig's arm being respected is he only reason it's still 3-2


Brantley was all over Amir

NC Reds
06-17-2019, 10:11 PM
That was ripped. Lucky to still have the lead.

BluegrassRedleg
06-17-2019, 10:11 PM
SERIOUS, SERIOUS consideration for the All-Ssssss ... CRACK ... RBI hit.

Ironman92
06-17-2019, 10:11 PM
Iím all for the bombarding of our irritating announcer...but it better not be any of you folks that were jumping off the cliff yesterday when it was 3-3 in the top of the 3rd

JFLegal
06-17-2019, 10:12 PM
Votto should have eaten it, but Casali fell asleep.

ok, thank you. i thought my eyes were failing me, even more so than usual. lol.

The Operator
06-17-2019, 10:12 PM
Thom just loving that he two walks by Castillo scored. Just loving it.

JFLegal
06-17-2019, 10:12 PM
I’m all for the bombarding of our irritating announcer...but it better not be any of you folks that were jumping off the cliff yesterday when it was 3-3 in the top of the 3rd

3-3 in the third? that always feels like a win to me.

- - - Updated - - -

3-2 redlegs heading to the 8th.

Ironman92
06-17-2019, 10:12 PM
Watching replay ...and the timing of Bregman getting to 3rd. It wouldíve been tight and I think decent chance he gets him

Big Klu
06-17-2019, 10:13 PM
Now the runs are earned, after Michael Brantley's double.

Tadasimha
06-17-2019, 10:13 PM
Still up - time to get those two back and maybe more

NC Reds
06-17-2019, 10:13 PM
Amir escapes.

Need to add on. Not too sure 3 is enough to win this.

mamell
06-17-2019, 10:14 PM
Garrett doesn't appear to have his best pitch working off jump, but it might next inning..But...we still have the lead for now..

JFLegal
06-17-2019, 10:14 PM
Now the runs are earned, after Michael Brantley's double.

thom got aroused.

mhs95_06
06-17-2019, 10:14 PM
This ain't how you win games fellas.. Walks, wild throws, catcher not particularly paying attention... Jeeeesh..

If its not poor pitching, or poor hitting, its the poor defense!

malcontent
06-17-2019, 10:15 PM
Hi, Hello, and Welcome!

https://images.performgroup.com/di/library/sporting_news/67/b/reds-broadcast-080814-dljpg_h6x43tn8dzna1eo7lflbvrlzm.jpg?t=-1225475401&quality=100
Hey, is that George Clooney on the left? That's a typo, right?

mamell
06-17-2019, 10:15 PM
Watching replay ...and the timing of Bregman getting to 3rd. It would’ve been tight and I think decent chance he gets him

Say what you want about Puig, but his arm keeps a lot of runners on 3rd base even when they probably shouldn't..

Big Klu
06-17-2019, 10:18 PM
This may be blasphemy around here, but I think Astros LHP Mike Madden threw Johnny Bench a meatball for his home run on Johnny Bench Night.

mamell
06-17-2019, 10:18 PM
ICK! Just had a roach land on my screen. We have very few of them in the house, but did there.. Gottem!

NC Reds
06-17-2019, 10:18 PM
I don't see Iggy getting a two inning save against that offense.

KronoRed
06-17-2019, 10:19 PM
ICK! Just had a roach land on my screen. We have very few of them in the house, but did there.. Gottem!

Kill em all.

JaxRed
06-17-2019, 10:19 PM
I don't see Iggy getting a two inning save against that offense.

I'd rather start out with Amir....

mamell
06-17-2019, 10:19 PM
Please don't bring Iglesias in for the 8th and 9th.. I guess it depends on which Iggy we get to see..Good Iggy or bad Iggy..

The Operator
06-17-2019, 10:20 PM
Iggy for 2 innings against this Astros offense really worries me


Hope hope hope I'm wrong

- - - Updated - - -


This may be blasphemy around here, but I think Astros LHP Mike Madden threw Johnny Bench a meatball for his home run on Johnny Bench Night.

There was some speculation that Chan Ho Park may have done that for Cal Ripken in his last All Star Game, too.

davereds24
06-17-2019, 10:22 PM
Thom has no idea Reddick is up 2nd this inning. They aren't taking Amir out.

KronoRed
06-17-2019, 10:22 PM
Take a drink every time Thom mentions those walks, you might survive.

Kc61
06-17-2019, 10:23 PM
Amir still in. Will pitch to two guys, with a lefty Reddick up next. Then I think we’ll see Iggy.

BluegrassRedleg
06-17-2019, 10:23 PM
I like sticking with Garrett here.

Ironman92
06-17-2019, 10:23 PM
Jose Lima gave up 2 cream puffs to Sammy Sosa in 1998 late in the season

mamell
06-17-2019, 10:24 PM
C'mon Amir.. Get that slider clicking..

The Operator
06-17-2019, 10:24 PM
Gurriel singles


Amir's stuff not so crisp tonight. Not much of a jump by Winker either.

Kc61
06-17-2019, 10:24 PM
How was that ball not caught?

JCM11
06-17-2019, 10:25 PM
An 80 year old man could've caught that.

mhs95_06
06-17-2019, 10:25 PM
Votto should have eaten it, but Casali fell asleep.

It would have been interesting how it would have been scored if the next batter would have singled in the run and then there were two pop-ups to end the inning. Would it have been an unearned run because he got to 2nd on the errant throw by Peraza or an earned run because he got to 2nd on a fielders choice of a throw when Votto elected to toss it home?

The Operator
06-17-2019, 10:26 PM
Here comes Iggy


Buckle up

JFLegal
06-17-2019, 10:26 PM
This may be blasphemy around here, but I think Astros LHP Mike Madden threw Johnny Bench a meatball for his home run on Johnny Bench Night.

what in the world of cal ripken are you talking about?

Ironman92
06-17-2019, 10:26 PM
Seriously Winker, get a damn jump rope.

At Winkerís age....Adam Dunn catches that ball

mhs95_06
06-17-2019, 10:26 PM
Peraza over compensated for his wild throw in the previous inning by taking his time and getting it back to first too late to the big double play.

mamell
06-17-2019, 10:26 PM
Well, his slider ain't gonna click and I don't feel super confident with Iglesias AT ALL.. Maybe my prediction will work as usual and be dead wrong..

JFLegal
06-17-2019, 10:27 PM
Here comes Iggy


Buckle up

i'm almost out of beer. anyone have any moonshine they can share?

bottom_feeder
06-17-2019, 10:27 PM
Winker should have caught that ball to lead off the 8th inning.. Very catchable. Hopefully it does not haunt.

Big Klu
06-17-2019, 10:27 PM
An 80 year old man could've caught that.

OK, I thought maybe it was just me, but it seemed that Winker checked up a little too soon on that one.

Tom Servo
06-17-2019, 10:28 PM
Hard to feel confident here, not because of the Reds relievers but this Astros offense is just loaded. Reds defense giving the Astros an assistant doesn't help.

JFLegal
06-17-2019, 10:28 PM
Peraza over compensated for his wild throw in the previous inning by taking his time and getting it back to first too late to the big double play.

is this a good time to point out why it's wise to sign jose iglesias to an extension?