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Javy Pornstache
07-25-2006, 08:04 PM
Don't worry, everyone, Encarnacion's not in, so as to not disrupt the hot hitting of Richie Aurilia.

I'm sure someone else can tidy this up and make the lineups look neater later. I just wanted the name "Pornstache" on the top of the board for a while :D


R. Freel rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .303
A. Dunn lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246
K. Griffey Jr. cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244
R. Aurilia 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279
S. Hatteberg 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .317
B. Phillips 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .292
R. Clayton ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274
J. LaRue c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .206
A. Harang p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .163

C. Biggio 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265
M. Lamb 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .316
C. Burke cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .292
A. Huff 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243
P. Wilson lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276
L. Scott rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
B. Ausmus c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244
A. Everett ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242
R. Clemens p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

cincy09
07-25-2006, 08:05 PM
guess ill be the first to rant about EE not being in the lineup!

KronoRed
07-25-2006, 08:09 PM
Rich wasn't so hot on Sunday

Gallen5862
07-25-2006, 08:09 PM
Who will be able to do the pbp? Hopefully Harang pitches well and the Reds win.

KoryMac5
07-25-2006, 08:12 PM
Rich is hitting .154 lifetime against Clemens Edwin has only faced him once. Why not give Edwin a chance to prove himself against the best especially after coming off a homestand in which he hit over .500. I am starting to believe some of this conspiracy talk.

cincy09
07-25-2006, 08:16 PM
Who will be able to do the pbp? Hopefully Harang pitches well and the Reds win.
I wouldnt mind, but ill be in and out all night. Hopefully someone has nothing better to do

fisch11
07-25-2006, 08:19 PM
Hopefully the "Road" Harang shows up tonight. Clemens has allowed 2 runs or fewer in 5 of his 6 outings this season. The Astros still don't give him run support. They have scored 11 runs in his wins and 3 runs in his losses. Granted when Roger pitches, the other team's Ace is on the hill opposing him.

Gallen5862
07-25-2006, 08:21 PM
Cincy09 any pbp will help. I like your designated hitter signature as well.

Rob Dicken
07-25-2006, 08:24 PM
This is on TV correct?

paintmered
07-25-2006, 08:25 PM
Yep, I'm seeing it on Fox Sports.

Edit: well, I will be once it starts at 8:00 anyways. ;)

Blue
07-25-2006, 08:34 PM
ugh. Another lineup without EE. We're going to have to get serious about this "Free Edwin" thing. Anyone have the numbers that show how 3B was being handled before EE went on the DL? Seems like he started almost every night, with Aurilia and Hatteberg platooning at 1B, then amazingly, at the same time EE was injured, Aurilia became a better option at 3B. Absolutely maddening.

redsmetz
07-25-2006, 08:40 PM
Rich is hitting .154 lifetime against Clemens Edwin has only faced him once. Why not give Edwin a chance to prove himself against the best especially after coming off a homestand in which he hit over .500. I am starting to believe some of this conspiracy talk.

If this was Dallas instead of Houston, I'd be checking the grassy knoll. We'd probably find a second Third Baseman there.

ITHIKABAND
07-25-2006, 08:57 PM
If RA has to play every game put him at SS and sit Clayton. When will they get it!!

TeamBoone
07-25-2006, 09:02 PM
If RA has to play every game put him at SS and sit Clayton. When will they get it!!

By the looks of things, never. Very very disappointing.

fisch11
07-25-2006, 09:02 PM
Dunn is 6-12 against Clemens. Pump them fastballs, Roger.

KoryMac5
07-25-2006, 09:04 PM
This game has an electric feel to it tonight almost feels like a playoff game.

fisch11
07-25-2006, 09:06 PM
Jr vs Clemens. .322 6 HR 16 RBI

KoryMac5
07-25-2006, 09:07 PM
Hopefully we work the count tonight

KoryMac5
07-25-2006, 09:08 PM
Dunn VS. Clemens round 1

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 09:09 PM
Dunn misses a pitch right in his zone then looks at another.

Who cares though, Dunn pokes a single up the middle.

KoryMac5
07-25-2006, 09:09 PM
7 for 13 now Dunn owns Clemens

fisch11
07-25-2006, 09:10 PM
Dunn 1, Clemens 0.

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 09:10 PM
Would LOVE to see Griffey get on track in this series; he's due.

Dunn SWIPES 2nd!

fisch11
07-25-2006, 09:10 PM
Dunn's blazing speed swipes 2nd.

KoryMac5
07-25-2006, 09:12 PM
I hate the splitter

fisch11
07-25-2006, 09:12 PM
Clemens worked Jr. over pretty good with the splitter.

Blue
07-25-2006, 09:12 PM
In the ORG thread, they're talking about how Cody Ross is OPSing .850 and how it was a bad move by Krivsky to trade him. The thing is, he is OPSing just .714 since the trade. Sure, that's better than Q or Wise, but he put up those numbers primarily as a starter.

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 09:12 PM
Griffey strikes out on a splitter bouncing off of the plate. Ugh.

Aurilia with an infield single.

1st and 3rd, 2 out.

A run or two here would be AMAZING.

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 09:14 PM
2-0 to Hatteberg.

Even if we don't score (I REALLY hope we do though) it's nice to see us not be completely inefficient against the Rocket this early.

Hatteberg singles in a run!

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 09:14 PM
1-0 Reds, 1st and 3rd, 2 outs.

Gallen5862
07-25-2006, 09:14 PM
How did Freel get out?

KoryMac5
07-25-2006, 09:15 PM
get Clemens early

fisch11
07-25-2006, 09:15 PM
Mr. Hat plays 1st inning clutch. Gotta keep working Roger's pitch count. Great start.

KoryMac5
07-25-2006, 09:16 PM
19 pitches already

fisch11
07-25-2006, 09:16 PM
Freel flied out to right.

Gallen5862
07-25-2006, 09:16 PM
Thanks Fisch11.

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 09:17 PM
Phillips grounds out to 2nd.

1-0 Reds going into the Bottom of the 1st.

21 pitches for Clemens in the first inning.

fisch11
07-25-2006, 09:18 PM
Glad to see the Rockie's cooled down the Cardinals. Win tonight puts us back to 4 games out.

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 09:22 PM
Glad to see the Rockie's cooled down the Cardinals. Win tonight puts us back to 4 games out.
And the Nationals have jumped all over the Giants early. The Reds have an opportunity to get a little more space between them and the rest of the wildcard hopefulls with a win tonight.

fisch11
07-25-2006, 09:25 PM
Harang K's Huff on 3-2 looking. 1-0 Good Guys after 1.

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 09:26 PM
GREAT pitching by Harang in that AB to come back from a 3-0 count to get Huff looking at strike 3.

Reds 1-0 after 1.

15 pitches for Harang.

ITHIKABAND
07-25-2006, 09:29 PM
Lead off Double Baby!

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 09:29 PM
Clayton leads off with a double after a nice at-bat. Let's get some more boys!

fisch11
07-25-2006, 09:30 PM
Clemens thought he had Clayton K'd on a 1-2 pitch. Very close. Instead, Clayton takes the next pitch to the left field wall for a standup double.

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 09:30 PM
LaRue flies out on the first pitch, 1 out.

I hope the Reds continue to make Clemens work and not start swinging at the first pitch.

fisch11
07-25-2006, 09:30 PM
LaRue wastes no time getting out, and not moving the runner over. Flies out to shallow right on the first pitch.

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 09:31 PM
Harang fouls off the first pitch, striking fear into the Rocket.

The next pitch?

Away in the dirt.

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 09:32 PM
Harang does a good job putting the bat on the ball, a little "dinker" towards first to move Clayton to 3rd.

2 outs.

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 09:33 PM
Freel walks.

fisch11
07-25-2006, 09:34 PM
Freel scraps out a walk. Big Donkey needs one here.

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 09:35 PM
The fans are so whiny in Houston...

All of these pitches are clearly outside (at least when the Reds are pitching).

fielder's choice
07-25-2006, 09:35 PM
I thought Clayton knew how to play the game? BONEHEAD.

KoryMac5
07-25-2006, 09:35 PM
Damn Clayton fell for the fake never make the final out at third with Dunn up

Boston Red
07-25-2006, 09:35 PM
That's embarassing.

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 09:35 PM
Freel steals 2nd, but on the play Clayton is caught off of 3rd when Ausmus fakes the throw to 2nd.

fisch11
07-25-2006, 09:35 PM
Clayton is retarded. That's inexcusable. Pump fake on the steal from Freel and Clayton hangs himself out to dry.

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 09:36 PM
Dunn is up and you try to STEAL HOME?

Stupid play Clayton, just let Freel take 2nd and be happy.

fisch11
07-25-2006, 09:37 PM
Clemens was struggling to throw strikes. Fell behind to Dunn with 2 runners on. And Clayton is trying to steal 1 run?! That mistake was 50 ways costly.

KoryMac5
07-25-2006, 09:37 PM
Plays usually don't bother me much but that one did. Did Jerry have the double steal on?

redsfan4445
07-25-2006, 09:37 PM
if Narron was calling a double steal, then Naron isnt smart.. you DONT HELP CLEMENS by giving free outs!!! they had him on the ropes. i was waitin g for Dunn to blast one... nope thanks to either a bone head mistake by Clayton or Narron!!

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 09:37 PM
They don't credit Freel with a steal on MLB.com, shouldn't he be credited with a steal when he was at 2nd when Clayton was called out?/

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 09:38 PM
if Narron was calling a double steal, then Naron isnt smart.. you DONT HELP CLEMENS by giving free outs!!! they had him on the ropes. i was waitin g for Dunn to blast one... nope thanks to either a bone head mistake by Clayton or Narron!!
Especially since Dunn is 7-13 against Clemens in his career.

fisch11
07-25-2006, 09:38 PM
Apparently, every Houston fan from every seat can tell balls and strikes tonight.

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 09:39 PM
Clayton tracks down Scott's pop-up in foul territory, 2 outs.

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 09:40 PM
Clemens with 38 pitches after 2 by the way... That's good to see.

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 09:41 PM
Ausmus grounds out to Aurilia, 25 pitches for Harang after 2.

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 09:45 PM
Dunn is whiffing at fastballs right down the middle...

Then the inevitable three-inch-outside-the-black strikeout after enough whining from the fans.

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 09:45 PM
Griffey grounds out on a 2-0 pitch.

texasdave
07-25-2006, 09:47 PM
u have to understand. roger clemens is a god to these people down here. when he is pitching if the ball makes it to the catcher it's a strike. even if it bounces...:)

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 09:47 PM
Aurilia fouls out to Ausmus.

Clemens at 49 pitches, and after 2.5 it's still 1-0 Reds.

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 09:50 PM
Everett fouls out to Clayton, Clemens goes down swinging on 3 pitches.

goreds2
07-25-2006, 09:51 PM
This game has an electric feel to it tonight almost feels like a playoff game.

Who ever wins this first game could set a tone for the series. This is big. It would be nice to get some space between us and Houston.

Man, this is fun!!

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 09:52 PM
Biggio lines out to Griffey, easy inning for Harang.

He really looks in control tonight (knock on wood).

fisch11
07-25-2006, 09:58 PM
Clemens- 2 runs or less in 33 of his last 38 starts. That makes you feel better about Clayton's mistake.

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 10:00 PM
Reds go down in order.

fisch11
07-25-2006, 10:01 PM
This game is flying by. Hopefully OUR offense slows it down.

Gallen5862
07-25-2006, 10:04 PM
Is the score still 1-0 Reds? What inning is it?

fisch11
07-25-2006, 10:05 PM
Bottom 4. 1-0 Reds. Lamb bloop singles to leadoff the bottom of the inning.

fisch11
07-25-2006, 10:06 PM
Burke K's. 1 down.

fisch11
07-25-2006, 10:09 PM
Huff HBP. Runners on 1st and 2nd with 1 out. It was a 3-2 pitch.

fisch11
07-25-2006, 10:11 PM
Inning ending 5-4-3 DP. Broken bat shot to Aurilia, BP makes a fantastic leaping turn to end the threat. Great D. To the 5th, 1-0 Redlegs.

fisch11
07-25-2006, 10:12 PM
Frenchie, Harang, Freel to lead off the 5th.

fisch11
07-25-2006, 10:13 PM
Where'd everybody go? Feel like I'm talking to myself!

fisch11
07-25-2006, 10:14 PM
LaRue flied out to center, 1 away.

fisch11
07-25-2006, 10:15 PM
Scary moment. Harang singles to right. Almost thrown out at 1st, Harang doesn't run through the bag and turns his right ankle awkwardly. Hope he's OK.

fisch11
07-25-2006, 10:17 PM
Should rename this the fisch11 Gamethread.....I'm feeling scyzophrenic (sp?).

fisch11
07-25-2006, 10:17 PM
Freel K's.

RedEye
07-25-2006, 10:17 PM
Never fear, fisch11... I am here, just as Freel K's.

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 10:17 PM
Where'd everybody go? Feel like I'm talking to myself!
I felt the same way, that's why I stopped the play-by-play.

texasdave
07-25-2006, 10:17 PM
like a fisch out of water? hehe

fisch11
07-25-2006, 10:18 PM
Praise the Lord....friends! I'm trying to livin' it up a lil' ,kevinc.

fisch11
07-25-2006, 10:19 PM
Dunn flies out to right. Mid 5th, still 1-0 us.

texasdave
07-25-2006, 10:20 PM
there are a number of folks in chat

fisch11
07-25-2006, 10:20 PM
Thanks to Clayton's miscue, Clemens has settled down. I won't let that go until we score 3 more runs......and that's a maybe.

5TimeWSChamps
07-25-2006, 10:20 PM
I feel like it's inexcusable that EE is not in the lineup every day. I don't care how hot Aurilia is; Encarnacion was our best hitter with RISP the first half of the year and needs the at-bats to get back to where he was before the injury. Unless we are going to package Aurilia, LaRue, and Milton together to get a sack of baseballs, EE needs to play.

Gallen5862
07-25-2006, 10:21 PM
Thanks Fisch11 you are doing a great job.

cinredsfan2000
07-25-2006, 10:21 PM
keep up the good work guys .Im here in upstate n.y. so you guys are keeping my sanity in tact :beerme: .Tonight my choices are the mets v.s. cub's or stay up late and watch the yankees vs rangers if i want any baseball fix and thats a big hell no to both choices.

fisch11
07-25-2006, 10:22 PM
Thanks Fisch11 you are doing a great job.

Appreciate it. Hopefully this game gets a little more exciting and people pop back in.

fisch11
07-25-2006, 10:23 PM
Leadoff double from Luke Scott (who the heck is he?!).

fisch11
07-25-2006, 10:25 PM
Ausmus ground out to 2nd. 1 away, Scott advances to 3rd.

fisch11
07-25-2006, 10:26 PM
Infield in on Everett. Clemens on deck.

fisch11
07-25-2006, 10:26 PM
Squeeze play on....Everett pops foul into the net.

Gallen5862
07-25-2006, 10:27 PM
How is Harang looking on the mound? Does he look injured?

fisch11
07-25-2006, 10:27 PM
That was exciting!

5TimeWSChamps
07-25-2006, 10:27 PM
I feel like if Harang can get us through 6, we'll win, since Clemens is good for probably one or two more innigns anyways

K - 2 out

fisch11
07-25-2006, 10:28 PM
How is Harang looking on the mound? Does he look injured?

Looks fine. But with him it doesn't look like he pushes off hard (the right ankle is the one he tweaked) But he just K'd Everett so I think he's good to go. 2 down.

5TimeWSChamps
07-25-2006, 10:29 PM
Hmm, he might not be alright

None of those 4 pitches were even CLOSE

GOREDSGO32
07-25-2006, 10:29 PM
First walk of the night goes to Clemens .. wtf?

keeganbrick
07-25-2006, 10:29 PM
Damn, I hope this doesnt come back to haunt Harang.

fisch11
07-25-2006, 10:30 PM
Harang uncharacteristicly walks Clemens on 4 pitches. Not good.

5TimeWSChamps
07-25-2006, 10:30 PM
PHILLIPS AGAIN!!!!

Phenomenal Catch
1-0, End of 5

GOREDSGO32
07-25-2006, 10:30 PM
Brandon Phillips makes the catch! AWESOME. Sit the heck down Astros fans! HAHA

keeganbrick
07-25-2006, 10:30 PM
OMG, PHILLIPS is GOD in the field

KYRed
07-25-2006, 10:30 PM
WOW is all you can say about the run saving out by Phillips!

fisch11
07-25-2006, 10:30 PM
Wow! BP robs a blooper from Biggio! Heck of a night from #4!

fielder's choice
07-25-2006, 10:31 PM
According to Welsh, Harang might have walked Clemens on purpose so he would wear himself out on the basepaths. :laugh:

fisch11
07-25-2006, 10:32 PM
BP is single-handedly bailing out Harang tonight. Biggio could have made that 4 pitch walk to Clemens hurt. It's getting exciting now, hopefully we can chase Roger now.

Gallen5862
07-25-2006, 10:34 PM
Is anyone warming up in the Reds Bullpen?

fisch11
07-25-2006, 10:35 PM
Jr. can't even get a hit against a guy he's got numbers against. Struggling bad lately.

ThornWithin81
07-25-2006, 10:35 PM
All I can say right now is wow.

I love you Brandon Phillips. Has anyone ever had two top 5 webgems before? :thumbup:

5TimeWSChamps
07-25-2006, 10:35 PM
Seriously, I hope with this new TV contract that we upgrade the on-air talent also. I mean, I have a degree in sports broadcasting and I know for 100% fact that I'm better then George or Chrissy

keeganbrick
07-25-2006, 10:36 PM
Jr. looks like he is trying to pull everything.

fisch11
07-25-2006, 10:36 PM
Is anyone warming up in the Reds Bullpen?

Not that I'm aware of. Harang has only throw 72 through 5, so hopefully he can go all night.

keeganbrick
07-25-2006, 10:36 PM
All I can say right now is wow.

I love you Brandon Phillips. Has anyone ever had two top 5 webgems before? :thumbup:
They will combine those 2 plays for #1 on BB tonight prolly.

ThornWithin81
07-25-2006, 10:37 PM
Seriously, I hope with this new TV contract that we upgrade the on-air talent also. I mean, I have a degree in sports broadcasting and I know for 100% fact that I'm better then George or Chrissy

Why are you knocking on George? I've always thought he was pretty decent. :confused:

fisch11
07-25-2006, 10:37 PM
Aurilia grounds out, Mr. Hat bloops a single to right. BP, time to rake!

5TimeWSChamps
07-25-2006, 10:39 PM
Why are you knocking on George? I've always thought he was pretty decent. :confused:
You aren't being serious, right?

fisch11
07-25-2006, 10:41 PM
Hatteberg out trying to advance on a blocked ball in the dirt. Not a bad move trying to get into scoring position. Out easily though.

5TimeWSChamps
07-25-2006, 10:42 PM
I mean, we are being aggressive, Phillips will lead off the inning now. I'm not going to fault that, the odds of getting him around and scoring weren't great with him at first. If it kicks away an extra foot, he's safe and it's easier for Hatte to get home

fisch11
07-25-2006, 10:42 PM
94 pitches from Clemens. Mid 6th 1-0 Reds. Lamb, Burke, Huff due up.

fisch11
07-25-2006, 10:44 PM
Lamb flies out to deep left. 1 down.

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 10:44 PM
Hatteberg out trying to advance on a blocked ball in the dirt. Not a bad move trying to get into scoring position. Out easily though.
Not a bad move at all, gotta try to take advantage of any mistakes from Clemens.

fisch11
07-25-2006, 10:46 PM
Burke fouls off 3-0. Pops out to first on 3-1. 2 away. Harang still efficient.

ThornWithin81
07-25-2006, 10:48 PM
You aren't being serious, right?

*shrug* I don't watch other teams, and the Reds are always on FSN, so I guess I don't know what I'm missing.

fisch11
07-25-2006, 10:48 PM
Huff pops out. 1,2,3 6th for Harang.

fisch11
07-25-2006, 10:49 PM
Harang falling behind and running full counts now. May be struggling with his command. Phillips, Clayton, Frenchie due up. Clayton still owes me one (or 3.)

5TimeWSChamps
07-25-2006, 10:49 PM
*shrug* I don't watch other teams, and the Reds are always on FSN, so I guess I don't know what I'm missing.
I just get so tired of listening to George and Chris, that I turn my XM on and listen to the away announcers before George and Chris anymore. The Brewers and Dodgers series are my favorites on the road, cause I get to hear Uecker and Vin Scully call the games.

fisch11
07-25-2006, 10:51 PM
Clemens still on. Approaching 100 count.

5TimeWSChamps
07-25-2006, 10:51 PM
Double Phillips, now let's get him around

fisch11
07-25-2006, 10:51 PM
BP! All night long! Doubles off the RC wall. Let's get Roger outta here.

ThornWithin81
07-25-2006, 10:52 PM
Phillips is having a great night. :thumbup:

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 10:53 PM
I love BP to death; let's get some much needed runs here!

keeganbrick
07-25-2006, 10:53 PM
Phillips doing everything tonight.

fisch11
07-25-2006, 10:53 PM
Casey Blake just hit an inside the parker. 12-7 Tribe over Detroit.

fisch11
07-25-2006, 10:54 PM
Clayton moves BP over. Productive out...should've had a productive RBI. Still mad at him.

RedEye
07-25-2006, 10:54 PM
We REALLY need this run. C'mon Jason!

fisch11
07-25-2006, 10:55 PM
Clemens over 100 pitches.

keeganbrick
07-25-2006, 10:57 PM
Harang is hitting I guess.

fisch11
07-25-2006, 10:57 PM
LaRue walks. Squeeze with Harang?

fisch11
07-25-2006, 10:59 PM
Aaron trying to straight sac bunt LaRue over.

keeganbrick
07-25-2006, 11:00 PM
This AB is intense.

5TimeWSChamps
07-25-2006, 11:00 PM
What A Play By Phillips!!!! What A Game By Phillips!!!!

keeganbrick
07-25-2006, 11:00 PM
BPPPPPPPPPP!!!!:jump:

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 11:01 PM
Longest bunt AB ever. Phillips is AMAZING BABY!

ThornWithin81
07-25-2006, 11:01 PM
WOW.

Brandon Phillips. I don't even know what to say.

fisch11
07-25-2006, 11:01 PM
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Brandon Phillips show!

RedEye
07-25-2006, 11:01 PM
Bp!!!!!!!!

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 11:01 PM
Phillips scores on the sac bunt from Harang. He was looked back by the first baseman then ran on the throw to first.

fisch11
07-25-2006, 11:02 PM
RBI and a hit from Harang tonight to go along with his pitching.

fisch11
07-25-2006, 11:02 PM
112 pitches from Clemens now. Hmmm, Phil.

5TimeWSChamps
07-25-2006, 11:02 PM
HUGE insurance run
2-0, Going to the bottom of 7

fisch11
07-25-2006, 11:04 PM
Freel grounds out to 3rd. Wilson, Scott, Ausmus due up. Much needed 2nd run. 2-0 Reds to the bottom of the 7th.

RedEye
07-25-2006, 11:04 PM
I guess Garner doesn't have to worry about ruining his career...

fisch11
07-25-2006, 11:04 PM
Roger is done most likely. There's his almost guaranteed 2 run outing.

RedEye
07-25-2006, 11:05 PM
I guess Garner doesn't have to worry about ruining his career...

That would be Roger Clemens' career... not his own.

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 11:05 PM
Wilson grounds out to Clayton on the first pitch of the inning.

fisch11
07-25-2006, 11:05 PM
1 pitch out from Wilson. Grounds out to Clayton.

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 11:06 PM
Scott flies out to Dunn. 3 pitches, 2 outs.

fisch11
07-25-2006, 11:06 PM
Big inning for Harang here. Scott flies out to left. 2 outs, 3 pitches.

5TimeWSChamps
07-25-2006, 11:06 PM
I wonder if we'd go after Lidge.

fisch11
07-25-2006, 11:07 PM
Take over, kevinc. If you don't mind. I need a break!

5TimeWSChamps
07-25-2006, 11:07 PM
What a sick strikeout, that pitch was FILTHY

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 11:07 PM
Ausmus goes down swinging, Harang pitching a beauty.

OesterPoster
07-25-2006, 11:08 PM
That was a quick 1-2-3. Keep it rollin' Harang.

:)

fisch11
07-25-2006, 11:08 PM
94 pitches I believe from Harang. Pushing the envelope on a CG. But that inning made it possible.

RedEye
07-25-2006, 11:09 PM
Harang is masterful so far tonight. BTW, is there some mechanical reason why he doesn't touch over 92 on his fastball? He's a big dude and you would think he could get more giddee-up on it. Is he giving away some MPH in order to have good location?

5TimeWSChamps
07-25-2006, 11:09 PM
I think that Harang's motion is so effortless, that it's very deceptive to the hitters. IT also allows him to throw more pitches because his delivery is so smooth and easy.

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 11:10 PM
After 7 it's 2-0 Reds. Harang at 94 pitches and likely to go at least one more (a shot at the CG is very possible if he can get out of the 8th without much trouble).

Trever Miller in to pitch for the Astros against Dunn.

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 11:12 PM
Harang is masterful so far tonight. BTW, is there some mechanical reason why he doesn't touch over 92 on his fastball? He's a big dude and you would think he could get more giddee-up on it. Is he giving away some MPH in order to have good location?
It seems like he could really put a few more MPH's on his fastball if he had to, so I'm guessing Harang does throw more smoothly for control/stamina reasons.

keeganbrick
07-25-2006, 11:12 PM
Dunn having a pretty good AB right now against a lefty, thats wht I like to see.

5TimeWSChamps
07-25-2006, 11:13 PM
Great catch by Biggio. Great at-bat by Dunn.

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 11:13 PM
Dunn lines out to Biggio (great grab) on the 9th pitch of the at-bat, 1 out.

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 11:14 PM
Great catch by Biggio. Great at-bat by Dunn.
Yup, that most definitely a "professionally sound" sequence.

5TimeWSChamps
07-25-2006, 11:14 PM
Griffey looks LOST

fisch11
07-25-2006, 11:15 PM
Man I'm am pulling for Jr. Not pulling to the right though.

5TimeWSChamps
07-25-2006, 11:15 PM
1-2-3 inning
Everett due up in the Bottom of 8 for the 'Stros

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 11:15 PM
Griffey grounds out to 2nd, 2 away; he's continually swinging at questionable pitches when he's ahead in the count.

Aurilia flies out to center on the first pitch.

2-0 Reds going to the bottom of the 8th.

keeganbrick
07-25-2006, 11:16 PM
Would a couple days off be good for Griffey? Just sucks cuz Dunn looks a lot better batting in front of him and if Griffey started hitting (plus EE to lineup) this lineup would be real dangerous.

fisch11
07-25-2006, 11:16 PM
Everett, PH, Biggio due up.

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 11:16 PM
Griffey now hitting .178 in July in 73 at-bats :bang:

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 11:17 PM
Would a couple days off be good for Griffey? Just sucks cuz Dunn looks a lot better batting in front of him and if Griffey started hitting (plus EE to lineup) this lineup would be real dangerous.
Maybe so, but I don't know if that would really even help. Remember, he just had yesterday off and doesn't look any better today.

fisch11
07-25-2006, 11:18 PM
Keep it rollin', Aaron. Could use another league leading CG. And a 3rd CG shutout.

keeganbrick
07-25-2006, 11:18 PM
Get that double-barreled bullpen warming up (Coffey and Bray) in case Harang gives up another hit.

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 11:18 PM
Everett leads off with a double.

Oh no.... Lance Berkman coming in to PH.

fisch11
07-25-2006, 11:19 PM
Lookout. Play it carefully, Jerry.

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 11:19 PM
Berkman 5-25 against Harang in his career.... with 5 HR's!

Crazy stat.

RedEye
07-25-2006, 11:19 PM
Narron's time to shine in this inning... let's hope he does.

fisch11
07-25-2006, 11:19 PM
Need to bring in the lefty and make him turn around. Lefty is his power side.

5TimeWSChamps
07-25-2006, 11:19 PM
This is NOT the person I want to see up to bat right now....
And another reason why EE needs to be in the lineup; I'm sorry but no one fears Rich Aurilia hitting behind Jr. EE at least makes them think before pitching around Griff.

5TimeWSChamps
07-25-2006, 11:21 PM
HUGE OUT! 1 down

keeganbrick
07-25-2006, 11:22 PM
Whew, nice pop-up Berkman.

fisch11
07-25-2006, 11:22 PM
Pheww. Harang gets him on the payoff pitch. Huge!

fisch11
07-25-2006, 11:23 PM
105 pitches.

RedEye
07-25-2006, 11:23 PM
Hmmm... Harang is up to 93 on his fastball. Guess he can pull out a few extra MPH when he needs it.

keeganbrick
07-25-2006, 11:23 PM
Dang we need a K now.

5TimeWSChamps
07-25-2006, 11:23 PM
And Harang just hit 93 on a fastball, which means he's not tired at all.

fisch11
07-25-2006, 11:24 PM
Ugh. Passed ball and Everett is at 3rd.

5TimeWSChamps
07-25-2006, 11:24 PM
Whew, Lineout RIGHT at Aurilia, 2 down

keeganbrick
07-25-2006, 11:24 PM
Or that line drive to Rich, nice play Aurilia.

fisch11
07-25-2006, 11:24 PM
Whoa. That was scary. Almost DP out of the inning.

RedEye
07-25-2006, 11:25 PM
Biggio lines out again. That's two near hits for him off Harang. But still, 2 out.

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 11:25 PM
Biggio lines out, 2 outs.

Lamb up with 2 outs, runner on 3rd.

keeganbrick
07-25-2006, 11:26 PM
Harang just looking amazing tonight!

5TimeWSChamps
07-25-2006, 11:26 PM
Yeah!!!! Inning Over, We Go To The 9th

2-0 Reds!

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 11:26 PM
LAMB DOWN SWINGING!

Great pitching from Harang!

Top of the 9th coming up!

RedEye
07-25-2006, 11:27 PM
Lamb K's. 2-0 Cincy after 8. Does Harang come back for the next inning?

fisch11
07-25-2006, 11:27 PM
Harang, baby! Lights out on the road. Strands another leadoff double. I say send him out for the 9th, Jerry. (112 pitches.) But if anybody reaches base, call in Eddie.

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 11:27 PM
112 pitches from Harang after 8, an appearance from Everyday Eddie seems like a safe bet here.

keeganbrick
07-25-2006, 11:28 PM
Harang, baby! Lights out on the road. Strands another leadoff double. I say send him out for the 9th, Jerry. (112 pitches.) But if anybody reaches base, call in Eddie.
Yea, I agree. If anyone reaches base, then pull him.

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 11:28 PM
8 IP, 4 Hits, 1 BB, 6 K's for Harang tonight. Fantastic outing (so far).

fisch11
07-25-2006, 11:28 PM
Hatteberg, BP, Clayton.

Burke, Huff, Wilson. Orders for the 9th...

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 11:29 PM
Matt Albers comes in to pitch.

Harang batting 5th this inning, have to think they will pinch-hit if they get the chance.

keeganbrick
07-25-2006, 11:30 PM
Who woulda though Scott would be batting over .320 come July, wow.

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 11:31 PM
Hatteberg doubles to left-center. Another 3-4 night for Hatteberg, he's ON FIRE this month, hitting .446 with 3 HR and 11 RBI in July.

5TimeWSChamps
07-25-2006, 11:31 PM
Who woulda though Scott would be batting over .320 come July, wow.
Me, Dude is an OBP machine

Gallen5862
07-25-2006, 11:31 PM
Great job with pbp. There is a storm here.

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 11:31 PM
Wise in to pinch run for Hatteberg.

keeganbrick
07-25-2006, 11:33 PM
So do you just move Freel to 3rd in btm 9 and have Wise in RF or play EE and give him some confidence on the field. Or Castro if you wanna play it safe.

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 11:33 PM
Phillips trying to bunt, full count now. Hit away BP!

TeamBoone
07-25-2006, 11:33 PM
Coffey's warming.

5TimeWSChamps
07-25-2006, 11:33 PM
Well, nothing really happened there, still have a guy on 2nd and 1 out. Haha

OesterPoster
07-25-2006, 11:34 PM
Hello Mr. Wise, this is DFA. How ya doin?

RedEye
07-25-2006, 11:34 PM
Wise thrown out on rundown, but Phillips gets to 2nd.

James B.
07-25-2006, 11:35 PM
So do you just move Freel to 3rd in btm 9 and have Wise in RF or play EE and give him some confidence on the field.


I bet EE will pinch hit for the pitcher and play third. Aurilia will play first.

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 11:35 PM
Phillips bounces to Albers, Wise caught between 2nd and 3rd (for no reason at all, mental lapse); Phillips gets to 2nd after the pickle.

1 out, Phillips on 2nd.

Albers being replaced by #35 (don't have a name yet).

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 11:36 PM
Dan Wheeler in to pitch.

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 11:38 PM
2-1 count on Clayton.

This pitcher takes off a few minutes between pitches.

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 11:39 PM
Clayton goes down looking. 2 outs.

5TimeWSChamps
07-25-2006, 11:40 PM
Inning over, is it Harang or Guardardo? Burke, Huff, Wilson due up

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 11:41 PM
LaRue with the broken bat roller to the pitcher who throws him out easily at first. Burke to lead off the bottom of the 9th.

We'll see who the Reds bring in to pitch, Coffey has been warming up.

TeamBoone
07-25-2006, 11:41 PM
I bet EE will pinch hit for the pitcher and play third. Aurilia will play first.

Seeing as how they often bring Aurilia in as a defensive replacement for EE late in the game, I doubt JN will make this move.

I don't necessarily agree with it, but he does it a lot.

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 11:42 PM
Inning over, is it Harang or Guardardo? Burke, Huff, Wilson due up
I'll be confused if Coffey is brought in. I thought Coffey had his chance at closing; besides, Guardado is 5-5 so far for the Reds.

kevinc12345
07-25-2006, 11:43 PM
What do I know? Coffey brought in to close. I SWEAR, if they don't have anyone warming up to come in with ANY signs of trouble... I'll be frustrated.

5TimeWSChamps
07-25-2006, 11:43 PM
Hmm, Coffey is in...Color me confused

howyoufreelin
07-25-2006, 11:43 PM
Why is Everday Eddie not in there? Coffey usually pees downs his leg in these situations....

ThornWithin81
07-25-2006, 11:43 PM
Where's Eddie? Why mess with a good thing?

wojo1025
07-25-2006, 11:44 PM
I logged on just to see if anyone knew where Eddie was

goreds2
07-25-2006, 11:45 PM
Coffey has not given up a run POST All-Star break. I like our infield defense to start the 9th. (Fingers crossed)

ThornWithin81
07-25-2006, 11:45 PM
Two more Running Man.

5TimeWSChamps
07-25-2006, 11:45 PM
Well, 1 down; nice K by Coffey