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RedsMan3203
04-28-2006, 10:44 PM
3 pitch strikeout... NICE

THNDRacket
04-28-2006, 10:44 PM
Home from a date!?! It's only 9:45!

If Biggio had an ounce of scrappiness in him at all, he would have dove and kept Phillips ball on the infield.

BoomerSoonerRed
04-28-2006, 10:44 PM
I just moved to another part of my office, where instead of large cubicles, we downsized to where we can see everybody else working. Needless to say, I'm not happy about that move, but if we can hold on and gain first place in the NL Central, then I'll call my new workspace "lucky."

Dunner44
04-28-2006, 10:45 PM
Burke Ks, Ausmus lines out

RedlegJake
04-28-2006, 10:45 PM
If Biggio had an ounce of scrappiness in him at all, he would have dove and kept Phillips ball on the infield.

At his age he wouldn't be able to get up again.

Wheelhouse
04-28-2006, 10:45 PM
What's the number on the crowd?

KronoRed
04-28-2006, 10:45 PM
At his age he wouldn't be able to get up again.
Small price to pay.

Reds Nd2
04-28-2006, 10:46 PM
4 pitches and two outs.

Chris Burke strikes out swinging.

Brad Ausmus lines out to center fielder Ryan Freel.

Pinch hitter Orlando Palmeiro replaces Chad Qualls.

gilpdawg
04-28-2006, 10:46 PM
I disagree, this is the win right here and now, tomorrow and Sunday will take care of themselves.
Yeah, but my line of thinking was that he didn't look great last inning anyway.
And of course he makes me look like a moron with a 123 inning.

flynn78
04-28-2006, 10:46 PM
Smooth inning by Coffey.

Dunner44
04-28-2006, 10:46 PM
Orlando Palmeiro pinch hits..


http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/movie/gallery/1127234/photo_10.jpgOrlando! Orlandoooo... thats fun to say!

RedsMan3203
04-28-2006, 10:47 PM
32k on the Crown. 9k walk up.

We went out today at 5 and I just got home..... Its okay... There is always tomorrow night to make everything else up.

Reds Fanatic
04-28-2006, 10:47 PM
Nice easy 1-2-3 inning for Coffey. After throwing 26 pitches in the 7th he got out of the 8th on only 8 pitches.

GridironGrace
04-28-2006, 10:47 PM
Wtg Coffey!

Dunner44
04-28-2006, 10:47 PM
Who pinches here?

Reds Nd2
04-28-2006, 10:48 PM
Nice 10 pitch inning for Coffey.

Orlando Palmeiro grounds out, first baseman Scott Hatteberg to pitcher Todd Coffey.

Due up;
Pitchers spot
Freel
Lopez

THNDRacket
04-28-2006, 10:48 PM
Q

Dunner44
04-28-2006, 10:49 PM
QM in to hit... his days are numbered... please.... Marty, you be quiet.

Wheelhouse
04-28-2006, 10:49 PM
Crack crazed up

Reds Fanatic
04-28-2006, 10:49 PM
Who pinches here?McCracken

REDSEER
04-28-2006, 10:49 PM
McCracken's last stand??

KronoRed
04-28-2006, 10:49 PM
Q
R

gilpdawg
04-28-2006, 10:49 PM
32k on the Crown. 9k walk up.

We went out today at 5 and I just got home..... Its okay... There is always tomorrow night to make everything else up.
That's a great crowd for this early in the year!! I guess there's a buzz starting around this team. I hope they can keep it up because I haven't had this much fun as a fan in years. In years past when they've started off well you knew they'd tail off, but I've got a feeling about this group. Not saying to print playoff tickets or anything, but I think they can make some noise.

Reds Nd2
04-28-2006, 10:49 PM
Pinch hitter Quinton McCracken replaces Todd Coffey.

Is it just me or does this guy remind anyone of Tony Womack?

Heath
04-28-2006, 10:50 PM
Pinch hitter Quinton McCracken replaces Todd Coffey.

Is it just me or does this guy remind anyone of Tony Womack?

He's the missing link.

KronoRed
04-28-2006, 10:50 PM
Pinch hitter Quinton McCracken replaces Todd Coffey.

Is it just me or does this guy remind anyone of Tony Womack?
Old..Bad..Yep.

Dunner44
04-28-2006, 10:50 PM
Pinch hitter Quinton McCracken replaces Todd Coffey.

Is it just me or does this guy remind anyone of Tony Womack?

As in the amount of time he'll be on the team?

George Foster
04-28-2006, 10:50 PM
Yeah, but my line of thinking was that he didn't look great last inning anyway.
And of course he makes me look like a moron with a 123 inning.

Your not a moron, you just watched Boone over coach to long!:D

flyer85
04-28-2006, 10:50 PM
QM is a mad hacker up there

Reds Nd2
04-28-2006, 10:51 PM
Quinton McCracken grounds out, first baseman Lance Berkman to pitcher Russ Springer.

Weathers warming up in the pen.

oneupper
04-28-2006, 10:51 PM
Q swinging at one down at the ankles

THNDRacket
04-28-2006, 10:51 PM
Didn't we see that play in the top of the inning?

RedlegJake
04-28-2006, 10:52 PM
History about to end...Oswalt 15-0 without a loss lifetime mark is going to fall tonight!

Reds Nd2
04-28-2006, 10:52 PM
Ryan Freel strikes out swinging.

KronoRed
04-28-2006, 10:53 PM
Phillips with a huge 2-run single!!!!!!

5-2 Reds
Don't jinx it and bring down a curse!!

Go outside turn around 3 times and spit....

Reds Nd2
04-28-2006, 10:54 PM
Scores from the division.

Pittsburgh beat the Phillies 3-1.
Washington beating the Cardinals 7-2 top of the 6th.

flynn78
04-28-2006, 10:54 PM
Bring on Tackleberry.

Reds Nd2
04-28-2006, 10:55 PM
Felipe LopezJr. walks.

Where does MLB come up with the Jr. stuff from?

Adam Dunn Jr. now batting with two runners in scoring position. Himself and Lopez at 1st.

RedsMan3203
04-28-2006, 10:55 PM
Lopez steals another......

Reds Fanatic
04-28-2006, 10:55 PM
Lopez gets his 9th steal

Dunner44
04-28-2006, 10:56 PM
Come on Stormy, hang a big fat "L" onto the 15-0 record Roy is sporting against the Redlegs... In related news, FeLo now has the club lead in steals.

flynn78
04-28-2006, 10:56 PM
Time to retaliate. That was a purpose pitch to Dunn for stealing when up three.

RedlegJake
04-28-2006, 10:57 PM
retaliate by winning...

RedsMan3203
04-28-2006, 10:57 PM
That was nothing but change your eyes pitch......

Reds Nd2
04-28-2006, 10:57 PM
Lopez steals 2B off Springer/Ausmus. I think he also steals candy from babies.

KronoRed
04-28-2006, 10:58 PM
Scrappy walk.

Dunner44
04-28-2006, 10:58 PM
Dunn walks... Mr. Scrappy himslef up to bat.

flynn78
04-28-2006, 10:58 PM
That was nothing but change your eyes pitch......
Your right I just have a hair trigger tonight. I really want to beat the Asros.

Reds Nd2
04-28-2006, 10:59 PM
Adam Dunn walks, because that's what judy hitters do when they aren't slapping singles around.

MartyFan
04-28-2006, 10:59 PM
Here's Rich!

The Stro Killer!

gilpdawg
04-28-2006, 10:59 PM
Aurilia swinging like he's Hank Aaron.

Dunner44
04-28-2006, 11:00 PM
Adam Dunn walks, because that's what judy hitters do when they aren't slapping singles around.


If i could give rep, you be getting it... lmao

RedsMan3203
04-28-2006, 11:00 PM
End of 8 - Reds up 3. :)

KronoRed
04-28-2006, 11:00 PM
That scrappy was not with Rich there.

On to the bottom of the 9th

Dunner44
04-28-2006, 11:00 PM
Rich swings at a ball outside and flies out to RF

Reds Fanatic
04-28-2006, 11:00 PM
Biggio, Taveras and Berkman due up.

Wheelhouse
04-28-2006, 11:01 PM
Let's go stormy!

Heath
04-28-2006, 11:01 PM
Ok, here we go - three up and three down - we all go home

Wait, I'm already at home.

Reds Nd2
04-28-2006, 11:01 PM
The "Silver Bat" winner for the Giants lines out to RF.

After 8 innings Astros 2 Reds 5.

Due up:
Biggio
Taveras
Berkman

THNDRacket
04-28-2006, 11:01 PM
That scrappy was not with Rich there.

On to the bottom of the 9th

Let's hope not!

gitrdunn44
04-28-2006, 11:01 PM
Let's see if Weathers can shut the door.

KronoRed
04-28-2006, 11:02 PM
Ok, here we go - three up and three down - we all go home

Wait, I'm already at home.
We'll leave home and get ice cream..then go home.

Dunner44
04-28-2006, 11:02 PM
QMcCrack in at LF

KronoRed
04-28-2006, 11:02 PM
Let's hope not!
Force of habit :lol:

gitrdunn44
04-28-2006, 11:02 PM
Top of the order for Houston. Biggio, Taveras, and Berkman.

Reds Fanatic
04-28-2006, 11:02 PM
McCracken stays in to play left.

REDSEER
04-28-2006, 11:03 PM
one down.......

RedsMan3203
04-28-2006, 11:03 PM
Fly out to Right... 1 down boys.....

gitrdunn44
04-28-2006, 11:03 PM
1 down 2 to go!

Reds Fanatic
04-28-2006, 11:04 PM
Taveras doubles to the wall in center.

Reds Nd2
04-28-2006, 11:04 PM
Craig Biggio flies out to right fielder Austin Kearns.

gitrdunn44
04-28-2006, 11:05 PM
Double by Willy.

Reds Nd2
04-28-2006, 11:05 PM
Willy Taveras doubles on a line drive to center fielder Ryan Freel Jr.

KronoRed
04-28-2006, 11:05 PM
:pray:

RedsMan3203
04-28-2006, 11:06 PM
Thanks Steve.

CrackerJack
04-28-2006, 11:06 PM
ruh roh

gilpdawg
04-28-2006, 11:06 PM
Was that fair? I wanna see it again.

Reds Fanatic
04-28-2006, 11:06 PM
Uh oh. Berkman homers down the left field line. 5-4.

REDSEER
04-28-2006, 11:06 PM
uhhhh ohhhhh

Dunner44
04-28-2006, 11:06 PM
Willy Taveras doubles on a line drive to center fielder Ryan Freel Jr.

No junior there... however, the sportsline gamecast always has him listed as "Ryan P. Freel," which kills me.

KronoRed
04-28-2006, 11:06 PM
Damn.

2 more outs please.

THNDRacket
04-28-2006, 11:06 PM
I want to see it the first time...

gitrdunn44
04-28-2006, 11:07 PM
Oh boy this isnt pretty.

GOREDSGO32
04-28-2006, 11:07 PM
WTF? Is anyone watching on TV? Did a fan make that ball a HR???

RedsMan3203
04-28-2006, 11:07 PM
Holy shiznit Freel.

Come'on.

Dunner44
04-28-2006, 11:07 PM
Please... you guys are SOOOOO close to beating Oswalt.

Time to whip out the Voodoo:

OSWALT will remain without a loss against the Reds

WMR
04-28-2006, 11:07 PM
oh my what was freel doing on that play

gitrdunn44
04-28-2006, 11:07 PM
Ok 1 more out please!

REDSEER
04-28-2006, 11:07 PM
and freel comes out of no where.......

Reds Fanatic
04-28-2006, 11:07 PM
Ensberg flies out to the warning track as Freel almost runs over McCracken getting that ball.

gilpdawg
04-28-2006, 11:07 PM
What the heck is Freel doing there? Ninth inning is Twilight Zone territory.

KronoRed
04-28-2006, 11:08 PM
Freel = Wild

Dunner44
04-28-2006, 11:08 PM
2 down, another long flyout w/ P.Wilson batting.

gitrdunn44
04-28-2006, 11:08 PM
i can't watch this.

RedsMan3203
04-28-2006, 11:08 PM
I believe the ball was "fair"

Boston Red
04-28-2006, 11:08 PM
HR, double...in that situation they're basically the same thing (except for the effect on Weathers' ERA). So the fan didn't really matter.

THNDRacket
04-28-2006, 11:08 PM
Freel hadn't come close to running into a teammate for a very long time.

gilpdawg
04-28-2006, 11:09 PM
WTF? Is anyone watching on TV? Did a fan make that ball a HR???
Looked like it to me. Hard to tell. I thought it was going foul, but on TV the camera angles sometimes make it tough, so, whatever.

Fullboat
04-28-2006, 11:09 PM
Who's your DADDY!! Oswalt

First place Woohoo:beerme: :rockband: :rockband:

:eek: :eek:

REDSEER
04-28-2006, 11:09 PM
With McCracken clearly calling "I got it!", Ryan P. Freel jumps in and catches flies ball

RedsMan3203
04-28-2006, 11:09 PM
Game over!

gitrdunn44
04-28-2006, 11:09 PM
And this one belongs to the Reds!

George Foster
04-28-2006, 11:09 PM
I'm as happy as a little girl!!!

THNDRacket
04-28-2006, 11:09 PM
Wow! THat was fun!

Oswalt: 15-1!

gilpdawg
04-28-2006, 11:09 PM
Whew, and this one belongs to the Reds.:beerme:

GridironGrace
04-28-2006, 11:09 PM
Oswalt WHO???????

GOREDSGO32
04-28-2006, 11:09 PM
Reds win!!! Best record in baseball!!!

Reds Fanatic
04-28-2006, 11:09 PM
Wilson lines out to right. Reds win 5-4!!! We finally beat Oswalt. Reds are in 1st place.

KronoRed
04-28-2006, 11:09 PM
Reds win :clap:

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-28-2006, 11:10 PM
Roy Oswalt - 0-1 vs. Cincinnati this year.

That's all that matters now.

vaticanplum
04-28-2006, 11:10 PM
I don't freaking believe this. what is April baseball DOING?!?!!

TheBigLebowski
04-28-2006, 11:10 PM
Whooooooooooo

wojo1025
04-28-2006, 11:10 PM
I can't blame Freel. He's use to having Dunn out there in Left, and we all know he would've tripped over himself and the play would've resulted in a runner @ 3rd, so Freel just took over. Then he looked over and said "hey, you're not Adam! Sorry 'bout that"

Dunner44
04-28-2006, 11:10 PM
That was a Stormy 9th, but the Reds were able the Weather(s) it!

Reds Nd2
04-28-2006, 11:10 PM
I take a quick bathroom break and all hell breaks loose.

I see a fight between Q and Freel looming in the near future.

But, Preston Wilson lines out to right fielder Austin Kearns and this one belongs to RedsZone.

Wheelhouse
04-28-2006, 11:10 PM
Poor Astros: well at least they have each other...
http://pub.tv2.no/multimedia/na/archive/00226/Brokeback_Mountain_226874m.jpg

Gallen5862
04-28-2006, 11:11 PM
"This one belongs to the Reds." Congratulations to the first place Reds.

George Foster
04-28-2006, 11:11 PM
Ding dong the witch is Dead!!!

oneupper
04-28-2006, 11:11 PM
Oswalt 15-1

CrackerJack
04-28-2006, 11:11 PM
A closer referred to as Tackleberry...squeaks by...good win.

Interesting start here w/o Griffey even...

WMR
04-28-2006, 11:11 PM
http://image55.webshots.com/55/2/21/97/2493221970086769756HjxHvR_ph.jpg

http://www.wasteoftechnology.com/images/motw/idbuythatforadollar/03.jpg

"I'd buy that for a dollar!!!!"

Anybody recognize what movie that's from?


(it's from Robocop) ;)

Dunner44
04-28-2006, 11:12 PM
Clausen picked up the win? And Oswalt with the LOSS!!!

Heath
04-28-2006, 11:12 PM
I think Astrobuddy made that catch on Berkman's HR

KronoRed
04-28-2006, 11:12 PM
I see a fight between Q and Freel looming in the near future.


I'm gonna take Freel in that one

realistic
04-28-2006, 11:12 PM
*claps*

so who is game MVP? Claussen or Phillips? Id say Phillips, but theres always that premium on pitching value..:)

RedlegJake
04-28-2006, 11:12 PM
When the first out was made I turned to my wife and said "at least Berkman can't tie it with a home run...I hate that guy more than even Oswalt.

GridironGrace
04-28-2006, 11:13 PM
Win-Claussen
LOSS-OSWALT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Save-Weathers

Gridiron Player of the Game:

Brandon Phillips 3-4 2 Runs 2 RBI 2B
2 RBI's to give the Reds the 3 run lead and the runs needed to win

Coffey gets Very Honorable Mention for the 2 IP 1K 1BB 1 H



EAT IT Oswalt!

George Foster
04-28-2006, 11:14 PM
Hey boys we are 2-0 against the two best pitchers in the National League!!:beerme:

Heath
04-28-2006, 11:15 PM
Hey boys we are 2-0 against the two best pitchers in the National League!!:beerme:

Bring it on.

Matt700wlw
04-28-2006, 11:16 PM
Welcome to first place!

Heath
04-28-2006, 11:16 PM
Haven't lost a game this week at all.

Reds Nd2
04-28-2006, 11:16 PM
I'm gonna take Freel in that one

Yep. Still, no call for what Freel did on that play. Oh well, I'll be back to do pbp the next time Oswalt faces the Reds. :laugh:

vaticanplum
04-28-2006, 11:16 PM
Meanwhile, elsewhere in truly shocking news, Jaret Wright still hasn't bothered to learn how to pitch. The Yankees really need to just hire someone to kidnap him. They can take Scott Proctor too while they're at it.

Aronchis
04-28-2006, 11:18 PM
Weathers was awfull tonight.

Heath
04-28-2006, 11:19 PM
Weathers was awfull tonight.

At least he was bad with a 3 run lead.

Also-the HR was "gifted" thanks to over-zealous fans.

Heath
04-28-2006, 11:19 PM
:wave: to Astrobuddy

George Foster
04-28-2006, 11:22 PM
Weathers was awfull tonight.

The difference between this year and last is our mistakes are not killing us.

Last year, a blown double play would have resulted in a 3 run homerun.

This year no damage.

membengal
04-28-2006, 11:24 PM
Aronchis, must every post of yours be so negative?

At any rate, this win belongs almost entirely to Brandon Phillips, he has really brought a dimension to the line-up that makes this team very dangerous. Just a nice night to be a Reds fan, really, really, good night.

RedsMan3203
04-28-2006, 11:25 PM
Hey guys, I know we jsut beat Oswalt but don't act like its the WS. Take the win.. Enjoy it... Come back tomorrow for another game...

membengal
04-28-2006, 11:27 PM
Hey guys, I know we jsut beat Oswalt but don't act like its the WS. Take the win.. Enjoy it... Come back tomorrow for another game...

I wasn't aware any person on redszone played for the Reds, I think people here get to feel good about the win without it affecting the team's chances tomorrow...

TeamBoone
04-28-2006, 11:35 PM
Attendance: 30,089 (10,000 walk-ups)

GAC
04-28-2006, 11:37 PM
Attendance: 30,089 (10,000 walk-ups)

walk-ups kill :lol:

George Foster
04-28-2006, 11:37 PM
Attendance: 30,089 (10,000 walk-ups)


Nah...this ain't no baseball town! Wait until tomorrow night. maybe 35,000

oneupper
04-28-2006, 11:42 PM
I wasn't aware any person on redszone played for the Reds, I think people here get to feel good about the win without it affecting the team's chances tomorrow...


Absolutely...let's PARTY!:rockband: :rockband:

traderumor
04-28-2006, 11:43 PM
Absolutely...let's PARTY!:rockband: :rockband:
Dude, are you in the band?

indyred
04-28-2006, 11:45 PM
still have outside shot at 100 k for the series.........although it does seem Sunday afternoon games aren't great draws....no good giveaways this weekend...if there were, could have spiked the walk ups even more............

TeamBoone
04-28-2006, 11:45 PM
Nah...this ain't no baseball town! Wait until tomorrow night. maybe 35,000

Tomorrow afternoon... 1:15

George Foster
04-28-2006, 11:47 PM
Tomorrow afternoon... 1:15

Why a sat. day game? Is it on national TV?

CincyReds2003
04-28-2006, 11:49 PM
Hey guys, I know we jsut beat Oswalt but don't act like its the WS. Take the win.. Enjoy it... Come back tomorrow for another game...


Yes, but at the same time, its a win against the Astros, and these are the games we need to win if we're going to make a run. So being enthusiastic, going to the games, and supporting our team can very well help this team contend.

KittyDuran
04-28-2006, 11:50 PM
Why a sat. day game? Is it on national TV?YES! FSN - Harang vs Pettitte...

Heath
04-28-2006, 11:50 PM
Kitty - did you go down tonight to the game?

KronoRed
04-28-2006, 11:52 PM
Dude, are you in the band?
Who isn't? :D

TeamBoone
04-28-2006, 11:53 PM
Why a sat. day game? Is it on national TV?

In May (and usually September), Sat games are during the day.

Also, I screwed up on the attendance: 32,089.

George Foster
04-28-2006, 11:54 PM
YES! FSN - Harang vs Pettitte...

I thought maybe ESPN, but then we are not Boston or New York.

KittyDuran
04-28-2006, 11:57 PM
Kitty - did you go down tonight to the game?No, I was in Dayton watching the Dragons... why?

George Foster
04-29-2006, 12:00 AM
No "Baseball Tonight" on ESPN...stupid NBA playoffs.:thumbdown

Heath
04-29-2006, 12:00 AM
No, I was in Dayton watching the Dragons... why?

No worries - just didn't see you around - thought you might had went south instead of north....

KittyDuran
04-29-2006, 12:07 AM
No worries - just didn't see you around - thought you might had went south instead of north....It was Friends and Family Night and the place was packed as usual. I buy 4 tickets mostly for the hats (black with the green logo this year). I was going to give Buckeye a hat tomorrow at the game - but I seem to have a bad time with giving the hats to fans that have been drinking at a game...;)

Falls City Beer
04-29-2006, 01:29 AM
I had a social obligation tonight--I know, what the hell was I thinking; but I missed the game. Wow. This is super exciting news. Congrats to the Reds on breaking the spell. Fun squad so far. I think Aaron can match up with Pettitte.

indyred
04-29-2006, 01:35 AM
so the Berkamn homer was legit?

BuckWoody
04-29-2006, 01:40 AM
I was away tonight too but just watched it on TiVo. The homer looked legit. If the fan would not have caught it, it would have clanged off of the foul pole. Looked like a pretty good catch too.

6-4-3
04-29-2006, 02:04 AM
There was 32,000 and change tonight...not 30K as stated above.

Big Klu
04-29-2006, 02:07 AM
http://image55.webshots.com/55/2/21/97/2493221970086769756HjxHvR_ph.jpg

http://www.wasteoftechnology.com/images/motw/idbuythatforadollar/03.jpg

"I'd buy that for a dollar!!!!"

Anybody recognize what movie that's from?


(it's from Robocop) ;)


Clarence Boddicker, you are under arrest. You have the right to remain silent.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/5/54/RoboCop_portrait.jpg/180px-RoboCop_portrait.jpg

Big Klu
04-29-2006, 02:15 AM
No changes tonight.


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

Reds All-Time Home Run Leaders
1. Johnny Bench - 389
2. Frank Robinson - 324
3. Tony Perez - 287
4. Ted Kluszewski - 251
5. George Foster - 244
6. Eric Davis - 203
7. Barry Larkin - 198
8. Vada Pinson - 186
9. Wally Post - 172
10. Adam Dunn - 166
11. Gus Bell - 160
12. Joe Morgan - 152
12. Pete Rose - 152
14. Lee May - 147
15. Ken Griffey, Jr. - 140
16. Dan Driessen - 133
17. Reggie Sanders - 125
18. Ernie Lombardi - 120
19. Sean Casey - 118
20. Frank McCormick - 110
21. Dave Parker - 107
22. Chris Sabo - 104
23. Dave Concepcion - 101
24. Gordy Coleman - 98
25. Paul O'Neill - 96

TeamBoone
04-29-2006, 02:20 AM
There was 32,000 and change tonight...not 30K as stated above.

I corrected it in a later post... bolded.

JohhnyBench1001
04-29-2006, 03:35 AM
There was 32,000 and change tonight...not 30K as stated above.


That's what I never understood about Linder, if you build a successfull team in Cincinnatti the people will come to the park. However, if you field a DanO special your going to draw 14 thousand.

Man I am begining to love this team. We finally have a team that has enough speed to manufacture some runs when the game is tight, and finally have a team that is patient enough at the plate to get to a guy like Oswalt. We could honestly contend through most of the year imo.

GAC
04-29-2006, 07:45 AM
so the Berkamn homer was legit?

Yep. A fan reached around the pole and nabbed it; but it was shown that it would have hit the pole.

Maybe this fan should be in LF instead of Dunn? ;)

PurplePanther73
04-29-2006, 08:57 AM
Didn't want this thread ending up on "666".

UKFlounder
04-29-2006, 09:43 AM
Win-Claussen
LOSS-OSWALT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Save-Weathers

Gridiron Player of the Game:

Brandon Phillips 3-4 2 Runs 2 RBI 2B
2 RBI's to give the Reds the 3 run lead and the runs needed to win

Coffey gets Very Honorable Mention for the 2 IP 1K 1BB 1 H


EAT IT Oswalt!

Rick White getting the final 2 outs in the 6th was huge as well. Coffey was pretty bad in the 7th, but gave up nothing and then had a great 8th inning.

It was a windy night at GAB, but it was fun to see the Reds do just enough to beat Oswalt.

TeamBoone
04-29-2006, 10:28 AM
It was a windy night at GAB, but it was fun to see the Reds do just enough to beat Oswalt.

It was? They kept showing the flags as "still".

BTW, here's the Astros article in MLBs "wrap". I guess Oswalt lost because he was "under the weather".


04/29/2006

Oswalt, Houston fall to streaking Reds
Astros ace loses for first time in 16 decisions against Cincinnati
By Alyson Footer / MLB.com

CINCINNATI -- All streaks eventually come to an end, but considering how well Roy Oswalt has been pitching this year, it seemed unlikely his career-long dominance over the Cincinnati Reds would be over Friday night.
But Oswalt was far from masterful before 32,089 fans at Great American Ball Park, and the Reds beat the Astros, 5-4, handing the Houston right-hander his first-ever loss to Cincinnati.

Oswalt entered this game with a 15-0 record versus the Reds, a streak that began during Oswalt's rookie year in 2001. The 15 wins were spread over 19 appearances, including 17 starts. He had won his previous seven starts against them, dating back to Aug. 1, 2004. His last no-decision was May 3 of that season.

"That's pretty good," manager Phil Garner said. "He can start another five-year run if he wants to, and that would be fine with me. That's a nice streak. It's pretty incredible. I don't know how to explain those kinds of things, but that's a pretty good streak."

It's difficult to figure out why a pitcher would be so dominant for so long against a team that, in this day and age of Major League Baseball, has changed dramatically over the years. But figuring out why Oswalt wasn't so good Friday night takes a lot less thought. Although he wouldn't admit it, he was clearly under the weather, as evidenced by the coughing and sniffling that was prevalent while answering questions from reporters postgame.

Oswalt blamed his outing on bad location, mainly.

"I wasn't close to the plate most of the night," he said. "It was one of those nights where you had to battle to stay in the game. I didn't really have anything to go with later in the game, the sixth, seventh inning. I felt better in the first four. I was battling."

Oswalt, who snapped a seven-game winning streak dating back to last Sept. 21, issued consecutive walks to Felipe Lopez and Adam Dunn in the opening frame, and the Reds produced nine baserunners over the next four innings. Reds starting pitcher Brandon Claussen drove in Cincinnati's second run with a grounder to second, and the third was scored on a sacrifice fly by Austin Kearns.

But the fact that the Reds scored more on sound fundamentals than solid hitting wasn't much of a comfort to Oswalt.

"I wasn't throwing the ball where I wanted," he said. "I didn't have a breaking pitch the whole night. I had to pitch with the fastball, and I didn't get it where I wanted to, either. It could have been a lot worse."

"He wasn't as sharp," Garner said. "He was missing his locations all night long. I'd look at the [score]board at replays and I'd see Brad [Ausmus] setting up away, and the ball would be up and in. A couple balls that they hit, he'd set up in, and they were back over the plate. They'd run across the plate. Even at that, we're still in the ballgame."

Mike Gallo and Chad Qualls teamed to allow two Reds runs in the seventh. Gallo yielded a one-out single to Dunn, and Qualls allowed a single to Scott Hatteberg before striking out Kearns.

Qualls was one strike away from working out of the inning, but Brandon Phillips snuck a slow roller past the mound and up the middle past Craig Biggio and Chris Burke. Two runs scored on the hit, putting the Reds ahead by three.

That inning would prove to be big for Cincinnati, considering Lance Berkman knocked a two-run shot off David Weathers in the ninth, cutting the lead to one.

"They hit a weak ground ball right up the middle, and nobody could get to it," Qualls said. "I made my pitch, they just made contact."

Qualls admitted it was more frustrating to give up runs on a slow roller that could have been playable had it gone a few inches to either side.

"I put myself in that situation and then put myself in one to get out of the situation," he said. "I made my pitch and everything I needed to do, I did. The outcome just didn't go my way."

"That's what happens when they put the ball in play," Garner said. "Sometimes they're caught and a lot of times they'll sneak away. I think that's the biggest difference with [the Reds] this year. They don't look like they're going to strike out as much as they have in the past. Putting the ball in play, things are going to happen."

Alyson Footer is a reporter for MLB.com.

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