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alloverjr
07-20-2006, 12:56 AM
Could very well be the case. Now is it a seeing the ball thing(common slump) or a bat speed thing(beginning of the end)?

Would appear bat speed to me. Rich is an even bigger culprit as I see it, which is why he looks bad very often on soft stuff.

And I would concur, JR needs to bunt in that situation, and almost every AB until they quit the shift. He's killing his OB% and hurting the team too often.

Marc D
07-20-2006, 12:56 AM
Has not done much in a Reds uniform

except watch Milton pitch the 7th.

oneupper
07-20-2006, 12:56 AM
watching Bray I just don't see anything that makes me believe he has special stuff. He has an around 90 fastball with a decent slider, but a lot guys have that.

Agreed. The kid should be at AAA perfecting his craft.

reds44
07-20-2006, 12:57 AM
He Gone!

George Foster
07-20-2006, 12:57 AM
This is just a strange time to use Bray. He pitched last night. Mercker was doing fine. A righty is preferable against Wright. Just don't follow Narron on these pitching moves.

Narron is not a George Costanza fan I guess:D

Matt700wlw
07-20-2006, 12:57 AM
Coffey's warming

Tornon
07-20-2006, 12:58 AM
Floyd walks on 4 pitches

smith288
07-20-2006, 12:58 AM
Dag Bray...you have to get that guy. Floyd has been looking bad.

oneupper
07-20-2006, 12:59 AM
Someone needs to go talk to the kid.

Tornon
07-20-2006, 12:59 AM
Valentin Ks on 3 pitches, 2 out

smith288
07-20-2006, 12:59 AM
Nice

flyer85
07-20-2006, 01:00 AM
sliders he threw to Valentin were good ones

Tornon
07-20-2006, 01:00 AM
Reds going to the bullpen
Coffey in to pitch

smith288
07-20-2006, 01:00 AM
Coffey is such a dork. LOL

George Foster
07-20-2006, 01:00 AM
now with 2 outs.. Jerry does a Tony Larussa, brings in decaf

alloverjr
07-20-2006, 01:01 AM
Novel. A pitcher that doesn't complete a full inning.

flyer85
07-20-2006, 01:01 AM
Once again left scrathing my head with Narron. Bray had just snapped off two nasty sliders and now he is gone.

Mutaman
07-20-2006, 01:01 AM
Why would Bray look so bad against the lefties and so good agaisnt the righties? Baseball is a funny game.

reds44
07-20-2006, 01:02 AM
Why would Bray look so bad against the lefties and so good agaisnt the righties? Baseball is a funny game.
Kent Mercker Jr.

oneupper
07-20-2006, 01:02 AM
Once again left scrathing my head with Narron.

Well, theoretically makes sense..mets have only RH bats on the bench.
Nady better vs. lefties.

pedro
07-20-2006, 01:03 AM
Looks like Bray might just have some good stuff. Just needs to learn how to use it.

smith288
07-20-2006, 01:03 AM
Could use some strikes here Coffey

George Foster
07-20-2006, 01:03 AM
here comes the meat

GullyFoyle
07-20-2006, 01:04 AM
Running through pitchers very fast for a tie game in the 8th...

smith288
07-20-2006, 01:05 AM
Would Grande be lost if he wasnt allowed to use the word "scamper" anymore?

smith288
07-20-2006, 01:06 AM
Running through pitchers very fast for a tie game in the 8th...
Its optimism....i think.

Tornon
07-20-2006, 01:06 AM
Nady swung at ball 4, and ends up flying to Griffey, 4-4 middle of 8

smith288
07-20-2006, 01:06 AM
Nice job! WhOoT!

George Foster
07-20-2006, 01:07 AM
wow bullpen keeping us in the game....did I just type this?

Marc D
07-20-2006, 01:07 AM
Running through pitchers very fast for a tie game in the 8th...

Milti bought them an extra inning of rest last night. They should be fine.

reds44
07-20-2006, 01:07 AM
Nice work Java!!!!

reds44
07-20-2006, 01:07 AM
Looks like Bray might just have some good stuff. Just needs to learn how to use it.
He will.

He's only 23.

Reds Fanatic
07-20-2006, 01:07 AM
Good job by Coffey to get out of the inning.

flyer85
07-20-2006, 01:07 AM
I like the reds chances better with Heilman gone. Be interesting to see how Randolph uses Wagner if the game remains tied.

reds44
07-20-2006, 01:08 AM
Who do we have left in the pen?

Guardado
Magic

Mays (but he is starting on Saturday)

Kc61
07-20-2006, 01:08 AM
Thought the Bray choice was odd, but basically Jerry is (unusually IMO) pushing the right bullpen buttons so far tonight.

Of course, if this game goes into extras, there could be a Joe Mays sighting.

George Foster
07-20-2006, 01:08 AM
Milti bought them an extra inning of rest last night. They should be fine.

I actually thought about that lack of a move all day at work.

Tornon
07-20-2006, 01:08 AM
Duaner Sanchez in to pitch

kaldaniels
07-20-2006, 01:08 AM
For the amount of losses the BP has been blamed for this year, should the Reds win tonight, this win gets chalked up to them.

Matt700wlw
07-20-2006, 01:09 AM
Mays (but he is starting on Saturday)

That makes me sad.....or ill...

RedsMan3203
07-20-2006, 01:09 AM
Who do we have left in the pen?


White, Hammond, Yan... errr.. Nevermind.. they are gone... :evil:

oneupper
07-20-2006, 01:09 AM
Reds BP ranks 14th in NL in IP.
Last in ERA.
No coincidence. Lack of work will lead to rust.

Gallen5862
07-20-2006, 01:09 AM
The Magic man is still available also I would think.

Reds Fanatic
07-20-2006, 01:09 AM
Who do we have left in the pen?

Guardado
Magic

Mays (but he is starting on Saturday)
If this game goes to extra innings Mays may have to be used and then they would need to bring somebody up for Saturday.

Mutaman
07-20-2006, 01:10 AM
That was nice managing by Naron. And Bray looks like he has an arm. Nice to have a young lefthander who can throw.

Kc61
07-20-2006, 01:10 AM
Harang could come back Saturday. Only pitched 2 innings.

Tornon
07-20-2006, 01:10 AM
Hatteberg flares a single to right

Gallen5862
07-20-2006, 01:11 AM
The Hat is hot.

reds44
07-20-2006, 01:11 AM
Harang could come back Saturday. Only pitched 2 innings.
That is true.

flyer85
07-20-2006, 01:12 AM
I hate the sac bunt with Larue and Clayton to follow

Marc D
07-20-2006, 01:12 AM
Reds BP ranks 14th in NL in IP.
Last in ERA.
No coincidence. Lack of work will lead to rust.

lack of talent hurts the ERA more than rust.

kaldaniels
07-20-2006, 01:12 AM
The Hat is hot.

The Hat is Krisky's gem. For all the praises he has recieved for Arroyo and BP, Mr. Hat has slipped under the radar...an improvement from Casey for 1/7 the price.

Tornon
07-20-2006, 01:13 AM
Phillips after failing to get a bunt down, grounds to first with Hatteberg running on the pitch. Gets the job done anyway

Matt700wlw
07-20-2006, 01:13 AM
Royce Clayton....be a hero :D

Marc D
07-20-2006, 01:14 AM
Cards giving the Bravos a little payback. 8-2 in the 7th

Tony Cloninger
07-20-2006, 01:14 AM
I definitely see AH coming back on 2 days rest.

I myself came back on 1-2 days rest in 1969 after being knocked out of the box in the 1st against the Padres.....and threw a 1 hitter.

We were men back then though.


Coffey can actually throw 2 innings.....he is better with more work.

Kinda like a fat Wayne Granger.

Matt700wlw
07-20-2006, 01:14 AM
The Hat is Krisky's gem. For all the praises he has recieved for Arroyo and BP, Mr. Hat has slipped under the radar...an improvement from Casey for 1/7 the price.

You know..that's good. In late winter, Hatteberg was at home wondering if he'd have a job....and he's done a great job with this club.

Chalk another one up for Krivsky....

oneupper
07-20-2006, 01:15 AM
lack of talent hurts the ERA more than rust.

Add them together.

Marc D
07-20-2006, 01:16 AM
Add them together.

we know that story

Tornon
07-20-2006, 01:16 AM
Clayton grounds to short.. Reyes tries to get Hatteberg at third but Hatty beats it. 1st & 3rd, 1 out

Reds Fanatic
07-20-2006, 01:16 AM
Hatteberg beats the throw to 3rd as the shortstop attempts the throw to 3rd.

Matt700wlw
07-20-2006, 01:16 AM
LaRue...be clutch.

Marc D
07-20-2006, 01:16 AM
Wheels hatteberg

George Foster
07-20-2006, 01:16 AM
That was a dumb play...now a sac fly scores a run

captainmorgan07
07-20-2006, 01:16 AM
reyes with dumb move there go to first larue's on deck

George Foster
07-20-2006, 01:17 AM
No Double Play......

Kc61
07-20-2006, 01:17 AM
Clutch spot. Jason will go for the HBP.

flyer85
07-20-2006, 01:17 AM
Narron might squeeze

Marc D
07-20-2006, 01:17 AM
No Double Play......

you had to say it

George Foster
07-20-2006, 01:18 AM
The bottom of our line up rocks!!!

Tornon
07-20-2006, 01:18 AM
LaRue doubles a 3-0 pitch to left, 2 runs score. 6-4 Reds

Gallen5862
07-20-2006, 01:19 AM
Should Clayton steal? Nevermind way to go Larue.

captainmorgan07
07-20-2006, 01:19 AM
way to go jason larue

Reds Fanatic
07-20-2006, 01:19 AM
Larue 2 run double down the left field line. 6-4 Reds!!!!

HotCorner
07-20-2006, 01:19 AM
Great hit Jason!

RedsMan3203
07-20-2006, 01:19 AM
LaRue...be clutch.

Thank You Matt...


Thank You for being clutch on calling on Jason LaRue to be Clutch.


Thank You.

George Foster
07-20-2006, 01:19 AM
I hope this wakes his butt up!!

reds44
07-20-2006, 01:19 AM
LaRue!!!!!!!

SWING 3-0 BABY!!!!!

GET EDDIE UP!!!!

Tornon
07-20-2006, 01:19 AM
Valentin pinch hitting

GullyFoyle
07-20-2006, 01:19 AM
Wonderful!!!!

Marc D
07-20-2006, 01:19 AM
Its Redzone whipping boy redemption night

Kc61
07-20-2006, 01:19 AM
Giving Larue the green light: Narron having a good night.

Tornon
07-20-2006, 01:20 AM
Valentin singles up the middle, 7-4 Reds

CrackerJack
07-20-2006, 01:20 AM
Nice! Now I can go to bed. :)

I hope this indeed ends up as a nice win. If the Mets are the NL's best team, the Reds can hang with anyone I guess.

Reds Fanatic
07-20-2006, 01:20 AM
Valentin drives in a run. 7-4 Reds!!

captainmorgan07
07-20-2006, 01:20 AM
insurance runs always a good thing

George Foster
07-20-2006, 01:20 AM
tomorrow can we just bat, 5-9 hitters? We would score 20 runs!:laugh:

flyer85
07-20-2006, 01:21 AM
Bullpen 6IP and 2 hits to this point

Mutaman
07-20-2006, 01:21 AM
Naron is a genius. Even Hernadez, whose been second guessing him for two games, was impressed. That a boy Jason.

Tornon
07-20-2006, 01:21 AM
Freel Ks looking, 2 out

Marc D
07-20-2006, 01:22 AM
Naron is a genius.


Lets not get carried away now.

Tornon
07-20-2006, 01:22 AM
Dunn grounds to second, 7-4 Reds after 8

Gallen5862
07-20-2006, 01:22 AM
Then we bring out Every Day Eddie for the Save and get Coffey the win.

RedsMan3203
07-20-2006, 01:22 AM
Freel about clubbed Deno with the bat in the dug out... Wow...

captainmorgan07
07-20-2006, 01:22 AM
bring on the daily one

Tony Cloninger
07-20-2006, 01:22 AM
Looks like everything's coming up Jerry tonight.


The worm turned.......or it must have been something he ate.



Narron still sucks due to PH Wise. :D

reds44
07-20-2006, 01:23 AM
Alright Eddie. You have breathing room, just get the job done.

George Foster
07-20-2006, 01:23 AM
Naron is a genius. Even Hernadez, whose been second guessing him for two games, was impressed. That a boy Jason.

How is that Narron's genius? LaRue got the hit? He was not a pitch hitter.

Tornon
07-20-2006, 01:24 AM
Guardado in

reds44
07-20-2006, 01:24 AM
Narron has pushed all the right buttons (so far) today. Well except using Wise in the 2nd inning.

George Foster
07-20-2006, 01:24 AM
With Jerry having a good night, Jr. is now the coldest guy in a Reds uniform.

TheBurn
07-20-2006, 01:24 AM
In some latin countries "Guardado" means "saved"... :D

Tornon
07-20-2006, 01:25 AM
Denorfia in to play left
Julio Franco pinch hitting

Tony Cloninger
07-20-2006, 01:25 AM
Just let Jerry have a night ....for once this year... George Foster.

Of course....he will really suck if EG blows this.

WMR
07-20-2006, 01:25 AM
6 scoreless innings by BP tonight longest scoreless inning streak in one ballgame since 2004.

RBA
07-20-2006, 01:25 AM
I'm posting here to prove I stayed up for this. For all you that went to bed early expecting the Reds to lose....shame. ;)

Gallen5862
07-20-2006, 01:26 AM
I'm posting here to prove I stayed up for this. For all you that went to bed early expecting the Reds to lose....shame. ;)
That was a great idea RBA and so true lol.

Tornon
07-20-2006, 01:26 AM
Franco Ks swinging, 1 out

GullyFoyle
07-20-2006, 01:26 AM
I'm posting here to prove I stayed up for this. For all you that went to bed early expecting the Reds to lose....shame. ;)

It's only 9:30 here :)

VR
07-20-2006, 01:26 AM
How was that not strike 3.....


ahhhh, strike 4 was nice :thumbup:

reds44
07-20-2006, 01:27 AM
He Gone!

2 more

Tornon
07-20-2006, 01:27 AM
Reyes flies to Freel in front of the warning track, 2 out

Gallen5862
07-20-2006, 01:27 AM
It's 12:30 here.

Cyclone792
07-20-2006, 01:27 AM
I was at this game ...

... five hours ago.

The beer was cheaper elsewhere. I was actually hoping it got rained out so I'd have a freebie to attend later this year, but oh well.

As long as this one ends in a W, I'm satisfied.

George Foster
07-20-2006, 01:28 AM
Just let Jerry have a night ....for once this year... George Foster.

Of course....he will really suck if EG blows this.

I've given Jerry credits tonight...you have not read all my posts

reds44
07-20-2006, 01:28 AM
1 more Eddie.

VR
07-20-2006, 01:28 AM
Eddie, get with the program. You gotta put the first couple guys on if you are going to be the Reds closer :beerme:

Tornon
07-20-2006, 01:28 AM
Lo Duca grounds down the line to Aurilia, Hatty picks it and the Reds win! 7-4 Final

RedsMan3203
07-20-2006, 01:28 AM
Reds WIN! THE REEEEEEEEEDDSSSSSSS WIN!

WMR
07-20-2006, 01:28 AM
HAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAh

THE PICKIN' MACHINE ENDS IT!!!!!!

go reds

Kc61
07-20-2006, 01:28 AM
Great win.

Reds Fanatic
07-20-2006, 01:28 AM
Eddie with the 1-2-3 9th inning. Reds win 7-4!!!

Great job by the entire bullpen tonight.

captainmorgan07
07-20-2006, 01:28 AM
and this one belongs tot he reds im out folks heck of a nite

GullyFoyle
07-20-2006, 01:28 AM
Done!

Reds1
07-20-2006, 01:29 AM
Man, RA doin some picking at 3rd tonight! Reds win! big win

Matt700wlw
07-20-2006, 01:29 AM
That was easy. :)

George Foster
07-20-2006, 01:29 AM
This was as big of a win as we have had all year...I mean it. We were toast after 2 innings with Harrang pitching.

reds44
07-20-2006, 01:29 AM
"And this one belongs to the Reds!"


AWESOME win tonight!!!!

7 scoreless innings from the bullpen.

oneupper
07-20-2006, 01:29 AM
Bullpen proves they are better than a TIRING MILTON.

reds44
07-20-2006, 01:29 AM
4.2 IP, 1 ER

Whats that ERA?

harangatang
07-20-2006, 01:29 AM
7 scoreless innings by this bullpen. :eek:

Gallen5862
07-20-2006, 01:29 AM
"And this one belongs to the Reds." Congratulations to Coffey on the win and Every Day Eddie with his 4th save.

George Foster
07-20-2006, 01:30 AM
Man, RA doin some picking at 3rd tonight! Reds win! big win

EE will have to "play" his way back into the line-up. RA really wants to play everyday, and right now he deserves too

TheBurn
07-20-2006, 01:30 AM
http://img76.imageshack.us/img76/3924/napdynokr2.gif

Reds Fanatic
07-20-2006, 01:31 AM
4.2 IP, 1 ER

Whats that ERA?
I think it is 1.93

GullyFoyle
07-20-2006, 01:31 AM
4.2 IP, 1 ER

Whats that ERA?

1.93


runs/innings pitched x 9 = era

(in this case innings pitched, 4.2 means 4.6666)

Mutaman
07-20-2006, 01:32 AM
That was outstanding! I've got to give Naron credit, he made all the right moves tonight. Almost made up for last night. Great job by the relief pitchers. Great game by Aurilia. Boy do I love to beat the Mets.

Cyclone792
07-20-2006, 01:32 AM
4.2 IP, 1 ER

Whats that ERA?

Simple formula, and easy to remember ...

(ER * 9) / IP

In the case of Guardado, that's (1 * 9) / 4.6666

That's 1.93 ;)

George Foster
07-20-2006, 01:33 AM
I think it is 1.93

Oh what a difference a change of senery makes...it's amazing. I think that's his third 1-2-3 inning out of 4

Tornon
07-20-2006, 01:33 AM
4.2 IP, 1 ER

Whats that ERA?

1.93

reds44
07-20-2006, 01:33 AM
Thanks everyone.

Avatar updated!

wally post
07-20-2006, 01:34 AM
That was outstanding! I've got to give Naron credit, he made all the right moves tonight. Almost made up for last night. Great job by the relief pitchers. Great game by Aurilia. Boy do I love to beat the Mets.

AGREED! I got home to NYC after a trip to cincy to care for my ailing parents to discover that the game was still on. Narron was great with the LaRue green light. It's nice to have bullpen that works! still loving the trade. Our closer has Moxie.:beerme:
and to the mets?....:mooner:

kaldaniels
07-20-2006, 01:37 AM
Anyone out there respond...odds of Harang making the start on Saturday???

reds44
07-20-2006, 01:39 AM
Anyone out there respond...odds of Harang making the start on Saturday???
It could happen, but I don't think I would do it. His arm could use a day off like today.

Tony Cloninger
07-20-2006, 01:40 AM
George....i was just messing with you.

I read all your posts....... religiously. ;)


I think no FCB for the last 6 innings or so helped.... :evil:

Enquirer headline: Reds say no to FCB prediction of "game over" after Wise PH.

TheBigLebowski
07-20-2006, 01:41 AM
I have been here since the beginning..I am sooo happy about the win.....had frienbds over aftet the rain delay and we drank it up...cannot belieive we wner balls to the wall and won this game wioth bullp[en only... standfsrisdge fing gave up no runs...how the hell...we win we win and ths one belongs to the Reds..the ole lefty headed for home ...how bpout them Reds,,,maybe we can win.

oneupper
07-20-2006, 01:43 AM
Anyone out there respond...odds of Harang making the start on Saturday???

That would be foolish. Harang and Arroyo are already the starting tandem with the most IP in the NL.
Pitch Mays and pull him when he (inevitably) gets into trouble.

Harang should pitch Tuesday against the Astros (and Clemens).

Mutaman
07-20-2006, 01:43 AM
AGREED! I got home to NYC after a trip to cincy to care for my ailing parents to discover that the game was still on. Narron was great with the LaRue green light. It's nice to have bullpen that works! still loving the trade. Our closer has Moxie.:beerme:
and to the mets?....:mooner:

Good luck with your folks. I know what its like. Take it a day at a time. (And on a brighter note, the Yankees lost too.)

kyred14
07-20-2006, 01:43 AM
I counted them out in the 2nd, I was pretty upset it got restarted. Silly me! Huge win IMO.

reds44
07-20-2006, 01:46 AM
This game is over.

The Mets are nowhere near done scoring, and this lineup won't put up 4 runs anyways.
Umm oops.

Glad I was wrong.

reds44
07-20-2006, 01:49 AM
This is from Marc's blog.


Naturally, they were asked whether Pete Rose should be in the Hall of Fame, and Hanks and Howard said rather passionately that he should.

"He once said, ‘I’d walk through hell in a gasoline suit to play baseball,’" said Hanks. "That’s a pretty good line."

"Yeah," said Miller, "but unfortunately he would have bet on whether he made it through or not."
:lol:

TheBigLebowski
07-20-2006, 01:49 AM
Umm oops.

Glad I was wrong.

dude let it go. It is okay.

Yuo know how we feel when the summon standerige. It isi often bad. He sucks./

Matt700wlw
07-20-2006, 01:50 AM
Umm oops.

Glad I was wrong.

Bluto is the man.

;)

WMR
07-20-2006, 01:50 AM
I hope they give JR. the day off tomorrow.

RedsMan3203
07-20-2006, 01:54 AM
I hope they give JR. the day off tomorrow.

No Question he'll be out...

Line up for tomorrow.

Freel - CF
Deno - RF
Dunn - LF
Aurila - 1st
EZE - 3rd
Phillips - 2nd
Clayton - SS
Javy - C

oneupper
07-20-2006, 01:55 AM
No Question he'll be out...

Line up for tomorrow.

Freel - CF
Deno - RF
Dunn - LF
Aurila - 1st
EZE - 3rd
Phillips - 2nd
Clayton - SS
Javy - C

Javy vs. Glavine?

Reds Nd2
07-20-2006, 01:56 AM
I predicted a Mets sweep last night, and unfortunately that prediction is looking spot on at the moment.

How we looking now?

wally post
07-20-2006, 01:57 AM
Good luck with your folks. I know what its like. Take it a day at a time. (And on a brighter note, the Yankees lost too.)


thanks Muta! (yep)

RedsMan3203
07-20-2006, 01:58 AM
Javy vs. Glavine?

I figured they'd give LaRue the day off considering the game starts in less then 12 hours and he just caught the game... I don't always think correctly... But that is what I was thinking..

Does it make sense to sit LaRue on a day game after a night game that ends after midnight?

oneupper
07-20-2006, 02:03 AM
I figured they'd give LaRue the day off considering the game starts in less then 12 hours and he just caught the game... I don't always think correctly... But that is what I was thinking..

Does it make sense to sit LaRue on a day game after a night game that ends after midnight?

Does make sense, but Narron doesn't usually play Javy vs. Lefties.

Heck..he's due for a hit right handed.

WVRedsFan
07-20-2006, 02:25 AM
I stayed totally away from the game thread tonight because of the late delayed 3rd inning and the fact that I needed to be away. It's a great win and one we needed for a number of reason, not the least of which is that the Cardinals won.

As I watched tonight early on, Traschel was throwing that same slow stuff that, for some reason or another, give the Reds' hitters fits. I thought it was going to be a long night, especially with Harang not throwing well at all. Aaron's high pitch counts are wearing on him. He needs to rest until Tuesday and I hope the club does just that.

Tonight, Narron did some intelligent things which surprised me. I know he might have a relapse tomorrow (in fact, he had one tonight by sending both Wise and Castro up to pinch hit. Of course, who else was there?), but for tonight all things worked out and you can credit Edwin E. for getting it started and Jason Larue for getting the big hit. I was glad to see Jason do that mainly because he works so hard, or at least appears to work so hard. Jason will never be considered a smart hitter, but he comes through in strange places--always has.

It was a pleasure to see the Mets bullpen look as bad as ours usually does. Just shows that good middle relief is something to be cherished. Maybe Krivsky isn't so dumb after all.

Rich Aurilia is really putting forth the effort and is coming through. Does that mean he should circumvent EdE at third? Absolutely not. Edwin is a treasure that will be a great player if he gets more playing time. He needs it and Aurilia needs to be playing every other day regardless of his hitting statistics. Not popular I know, but just what I think.

Royce Clayton has been a part of every win we've had in some way or another. Tonight's performance of a hit, a walk, two runs scored, and a peerless fielding night makes FeLo's stastics tonight look pathetic (0-4 with 2 K's). And he looks like the DP is second nature to him. The guy everyone wrote off as a throw in might be one of the jewels.

Eddie Guardado just might be the one thing this club really needed. Oh, he may fall on his face in the future, but his enthusiasm is what I've missed with this club since Jeff Brantly threw that right arm up in victory after a save. It's enthusiasm in victory, something we haven't seen in so long. Good move, Wayne.

Finally, put Ryan Freel in the lineup and watch him screw up. Caught off first in the first inning (Freel is not the most baseball-intelligent lad in the land), and striking out two times does not seem like much, but something happens when he is in the game. Whatever it is, play him until we lose.

And give Brandon Phillips and Junior a day off tomorrow. I still say Junior is not getting anything to hit with Rich following him. So Griffey, being the competitor he is, is swinging at bad pitches because he's a hitter. With the shift, it's the same old thing night after night. Give him a day off without Rich behind him. Please. And when he comes back, find someone else behind him so that he at least sees a strike occasionally. Phillips just needs a day off. Though he had a hit tonight, he's struggling.

Good night and a great win. Bad luck Branson gets to go against Glavine, the Reds killer, tomorrow. Not the best situation for him to be in.

BCubb2003
07-20-2006, 02:48 AM
I love you mad fools...

It's a long drive towards the inevitable

I predicted a Mets sweep last night, and unfortunately that prediction is looking spot on at the moment.

It's a done deal if they lose tonight, which is looking very, very likely at the moment.

This game is over.

The Mets are nowhere near done scoring, and this lineup won't put up 4 runs anyways.

How long before the Braves take over the wildcard lead? I say a week.

I've already turned this one off. I'm now watching a good game

Woo Hooo!

Rain Out! Rain Out! Rain Out!

I'll venture a guess and say that the lineup we currently waltz out there will never hammer a pitcher. Way too many weak sticks.

Marty: "They're fighting a losing battle."

I told you this series would be a good test of redszone stamina, not to mention the team.

Seven innings of Reds bullpen against the Mets offense, already trailing by four runs??

Why couldn't they have called this thing an hour ago.

we should just put the ball on a tee and use the extra defender to help shag the rockets

Odds on Ryan Freel throwing an inning later on tonight -- I'll put it at 15:1. Any takers?

Let's get some runs and cut into this lead!

This is far from the 7th game of the World Series.

There are 6 innings left

Mets seem to be playing to get out of there...a good time to get back in it

There we go!

Let's get some more!

WTG EE! Lets keep the rally going.

I need to change my underwear.

We really need to go for the gusto in this inning

Good inning, it's now a ballgame!

TIED UP!

To be the man, you got to beat the man. Whoooooo!

Holy decent bullpen!

come on tackleberry

So i guess Bluto was right.....it really was not over after the Germans bombed pearl harbor

Its optimism....i think.

The bottom of our line up rocks!!!

Its Redzone whipping boy redemption night

Naron is a genius.

Lets not get carried away now.

I was at this game ...

... five hours ago.

"And this one belongs to the Reds!"

pedro
07-20-2006, 02:51 AM
thanks for that. :)

WVRedsFan
07-20-2006, 02:52 AM
Ah. Pure baseball fans reacting to the moment. Good one BCubb.

Kind of like looking in the mirror. Sometimes you don't like what you see...

OnBaseMachine
07-20-2006, 03:26 AM
Good win. I never expected that against the best team in the NL. I about had a heart attack when I read the bullpen threw seven shutout innings.

redsmetz
07-20-2006, 05:45 AM
Bcubb2003 - thanks for the roller coaster ride that RedZone's game threads can be some times!

GAC
07-20-2006, 05:58 AM
7 scoreless innings by this bullpen. :eek:

Lets hope Narron gains some confidence in this BP now.... or at least gives them the chance.

And how about that veteran presence?

Aurilia is hot! Game tying Hr, 12 game hitting streak? .841 OPS

Hatteberg 3 fer 4

And I tip my hat to Clayton and Ph'er EE too.

But 5 of the 7 runs were produced by guys that really get alot of disdain thrown their way.

So much for that Met sweep. ;)

GAC
07-20-2006, 06:01 AM
I love you mad fools...

It's a long drive towards the inevitable

I predicted a Mets sweep last night, and unfortunately that prediction is looking spot on at the moment.

It's a done deal if they lose tonight, which is looking very, very likely at the moment.

This game is over.

The Mets are nowhere near done scoring, and this lineup won't put up 4 runs anyways.

How long before the Braves take over the wildcard lead? I say a week.

I've already turned this one off. I'm now watching a good game

Woo Hooo!

Rain Out! Rain Out! Rain Out!

I'll venture a guess and say that the lineup we currently waltz out there will never hammer a pitcher. Way too many weak sticks.

Marty: "They're fighting a losing battle."

I told you this series would be a good test of redszone stamina, not to mention the team.

Seven innings of Reds bullpen against the Mets offense, already trailing by four runs??

Why couldn't they have called this thing an hour ago.

we should just put the ball on a tee and use the extra defender to help shag the rockets

Odds on Ryan Freel throwing an inning later on tonight -- I'll put it at 15:1. Any takers?

Let's get some runs and cut into this lead!

This is far from the 7th game of the World Series.

There are 6 innings left

Mets seem to be playing to get out of there...a good time to get back in it

There we go!

Let's get some more!

WTG EE! Lets keep the rally going.

I need to change my underwear.

We really need to go for the gusto in this inning

Good inning, it's now a ballgame!

TIED UP!

To be the man, you got to beat the man. Whoooooo!

Holy decent bullpen!

come on tackleberry

So i guess Bluto was right.....it really was not over after the Germans bombed pearl harbor

Its optimism....i think.

The bottom of our line up rocks!!!

Its Redzone whipping boy redemption night

Naron is a genius.

Lets not get carried away now.

I was at this game ...

... five hours ago.

"And this one belongs to the Reds!"

:lol:

So....BCubb.... the conscience of the gamethreads.

The theme music should be "Suicide Is Painless".

Maybe we should, ironically, borrow an old Met's phrase?

"Ya Gotta Believe!"

redsmetz
07-20-2006, 07:18 AM
I liked this little summary of last night's game on the New York Times' web page - words I don't think any of us expected to ever hear uttered a few weeks ago:


After a lengthy rain delay, the Mets managed two hits over the remaining seven innings and could not match the dynamic effort by the Reds’ relief crew

Heath
07-20-2006, 08:19 AM
I was at this game ...

... five hours ago.

The beer was cheaper elsewhere. I was actually hoping it got rained out so I'd have a freebie to attend later this year, but oh well.

As long as this one ends in a W, I'm satisfied.

You and me both, partner - but I had two small boys with me wondering when the rain would stop.

I was ready to go to the advance ticket window and start turning them in.

My biggest worry is how it affects my sig line. I went to the game, I have the ticket stubs to prove it, but I didn't wait for the delay to end, therefore it's not an "official" game since I didn't stay through the bottom of the fifth.

I may need a ruling from MissKitty on this one. :D

Heath
07-20-2006, 08:21 AM
I liked this little summary of last night's game on the New York Times' web page - words I don't think any of us expected to ever hear uttered a few weeks ago:
After a lengthy rain delay, the Mets managed two hits over the remaining seven innings and could not match the dynamic effort by the Redsí relief crew



That's almost sig line material.

KittyDuran
07-20-2006, 09:17 AM
You and me both, partner - but I had two small boys with me wondering when the rain would stop.

I was ready to go to the advance ticket window and start turning them in.

My biggest worry is how it affects my sig line. I went to the game, I have the ticket stubs to prove it, but I didn't wait for the delay to end, therefore it's not an "official" game since I didn't stay through the bottom of the fifth.

I may need a ruling from MissKitty on this one. :DYou were there, so it counts...:) Now, if you had a ticket but did not go... it does NOT count (Had a ticket for Saturday's game in Cleveland - but didn't go so it's not in my sig line).

I have spoken!!!:devil:

RFS62
07-20-2006, 09:23 AM
I love you mad fools...

It's a long drive towards the inevitable

I predicted a Mets sweep last night, and unfortunately that prediction is looking spot on at the moment.

It's a done deal if they lose tonight, which is looking very, very likely at the moment.

This game is over.

The Mets are nowhere near done scoring, and this lineup won't put up 4 runs anyways.

How long before the Braves take over the wildcard lead? I say a week.

I've already turned this one off. I'm now watching a good game

Woo Hooo!

Rain Out! Rain Out! Rain Out!

I'll venture a guess and say that the lineup we currently waltz out there will never hammer a pitcher. Way too many weak sticks.

Marty: "They're fighting a losing battle."

I told you this series would be a good test of redszone stamina, not to mention the team.

Seven innings of Reds bullpen against the Mets offense, already trailing by four runs??

Why couldn't they have called this thing an hour ago.

we should just put the ball on a tee and use the extra defender to help shag the rockets

Odds on Ryan Freel throwing an inning later on tonight -- I'll put it at 15:1. Any takers?

Let's get some runs and cut into this lead!

This is far from the 7th game of the World Series.

There are 6 innings left

Mets seem to be playing to get out of there...a good time to get back in it

There we go!

Let's get some more!

WTG EE! Lets keep the rally going.

I need to change my underwear.

We really need to go for the gusto in this inning

Good inning, it's now a ballgame!

TIED UP!

To be the man, you got to beat the man. Whoooooo!

Holy decent bullpen!

come on tackleberry

So i guess Bluto was right.....it really was not over after the Germans bombed pearl harbor

Its optimism....i think.

The bottom of our line up rocks!!!

Its Redzone whipping boy redemption night

Naron is a genius.

Lets not get carried away now.

I was at this game ...

... five hours ago.

"And this one belongs to the Reds!"




Awesome. And that was just FCB


:beerme:

Ltlabner
07-20-2006, 09:27 AM
You were there, so it counts... Now, if you had a ticket but did not go... it does NOT count (Had a ticket for Saturday's game in Cleveland - but didn't go so it's not in my sig line).

I have spoken!!!

Court is adjurend. You can speek to Doug Lewellyn in the hallway if you dissagree.

Heath
07-20-2006, 09:30 AM
You were there, so it counts...:) Now, if you had a ticket but did not go... it does NOT count (Had a ticket for Saturday's game in Cleveland - but didn't go so it's not in my sig line).

I have spoken!!!:devil:


Yes! And it Counts!

http://espn.go.com/i/magazine/new/bracket_albert.jpg

Still Undefeated! (but NOT an heavyweight champion)

redsmetz
07-20-2006, 09:31 AM
You have to like this back page headline, no?


http://www.nypost.com/img/back072006.gif

From the New York Post article:


July 20, 2006 -- CINCINNATI - In the sixth and seventh innings last night, Aaron Heilman didn't give up a hit to the Reds, and the game stayed tied.
In the eighth, Duaner Sanchez took the hill, and the game was tied no more.

Sanchez allowed three runs in the bottom of the eighth to seal a 7-4 Mets defeat to the Reds last night.

Heath
07-20-2006, 09:34 AM
You have to like this back page headline, no?


http://www.nypost.com/img/back072006.gif

From the New York Post article:


and still only 25 cents!

Heath
07-20-2006, 09:36 AM
Here's the Daily News, NY style -

http://www.nydailynews.com/ips_rich_content/805-BACK_LARGE.jpg

I love NY papers.......

NJReds
07-20-2006, 09:57 AM
Hard to see how Heilman has that 4.5 ERA with that nasty stuff he has. Heck I wish he was in the Reds rotation


Heilman has "Milton-like" numbers when looking at how he does against a lineup the first, second and third time. He just gets hammered once hitters see him a time or two. Mets announcers said last night that's why Randolph and Peterson are reluctant to take him out of the pen.

princeton
07-20-2006, 10:04 AM
and still only 25 cents!


still highly overpriced