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George Foster
08-09-2006, 10:58 PM
Good inning by Franklin...

edabbs44
08-09-2006, 10:59 PM
Please no Clayton...please no Clayton...please no Clayton...

Matt700wlw
08-09-2006, 10:59 PM
Cormier 0.2 inn
Weathers, Bray, Coffey, Mercker all 0.1 innings.



Well...if Bray could have gotten guys out, and Coffey didn't walk Spiezio....

captainmorgan07
08-09-2006, 10:59 PM
i like this franklin fella good inning

TheBigLebowski
08-09-2006, 10:59 PM
I'm still angry that Royce Clayton is our starting SS.

I should be over it by now, but I'm just not.

Most teams have backup SS's that are superior to him.

RedLegSuperStar
08-09-2006, 10:59 PM
the indians are at home how long does it take to get from cleveland

he must be riding a bike.. he wont be suited up til tommorrow. I'm sure he's there now

Edskin
08-09-2006, 11:00 PM
If we lose, I think it's on the offense. Some games just take a life of their own. Bottom line--we needed to score 1 run in the final three innings to force extras....if you can't do that in this type of game, then that's where I lay the blame. Obviously, if Harang shuts them down tonight, then this is probably an easy win--but this game is what it is and the bottom line is that we desperately need one more run.

RedLegSuperStar
08-09-2006, 11:00 PM
Reds are looking scary good coming up.. well atleast they know how to play the game the right way

reds44
08-09-2006, 11:00 PM
I'd PH with Javy for Clayton. At least Javy could go yard. Put Freel at 2B, Rich at SS, and Deno in RF if you had to.

Edskin
08-09-2006, 11:01 PM
BTW-- This has been a fantastic game. Glad we're playing in these types of games. Very fun, great crowd. Wish Larry, Moe, and Curly weren't due up......

Matt700wlw
08-09-2006, 11:01 PM
This would be a good game for Ross to win...

George Foster
08-09-2006, 11:01 PM
he must be riding a bike.. he wont be suited up til tommorrow. I'm sure he's there now

I think the league gives you 24 hrs to report. Players choice.

Matt700wlw
08-09-2006, 11:01 PM
Javy for Clayton

reds44
08-09-2006, 11:01 PM
Javy for Clayton
Good move.

Falls City Beer
08-09-2006, 11:01 PM
If we lose, I think it's on the offense. Some games just take a life of their own. Bottom line--we needed to score 1 run in the final three innings to force extras....if you can't do that in this type of game, then that's where I lay the blame. Obviously, if Harang shuts them down tonight, then this is probably an easy win--but this game is what it is and the bottom line is that we desperately need one more run.

The scored six runs against Carpenter!!! :confused:

George Foster
08-09-2006, 11:01 PM
I'd PH with Javy for Clayton. At least Javy could go yard. Put Freel at 2B, Rich at SS, and Deno in RF if you had to.

Good call.

Matt700wlw
08-09-2006, 11:02 PM
Javy...that was terrible.

George Foster
08-09-2006, 11:02 PM
Good move.

well...in theory....

Matt700wlw
08-09-2006, 11:02 PM
If we lose, I think it's on the offense. Some games just take a life of their own. Bottom line--we needed to score 1 run in the final three innings to force extras....if you can't do that in this type of game, then that's where I lay the blame. Obviously, if Harang shuts them down tonight, then this is probably an easy win--but this game is what it is and the bottom line is that we desperately need one more run.

What? The offenses fault?

I blame Royce Clayton :D

MaineRed
08-09-2006, 11:02 PM
Good move.

Fantastic.

RedLegSuperStar
08-09-2006, 11:02 PM
yikes

reds44
08-09-2006, 11:03 PM
I don't get it. Looks at 2 strikes, swings at a ball.

WebScorpion
08-09-2006, 11:03 PM
Good move.
3 pitches....Clayton coulda done that. :bang:

captainmorgan07
08-09-2006, 11:03 PM
rich is gonna go yard

TheBigLebowski
08-09-2006, 11:03 PM
C'mon, RA!!

TheBigLebowski
08-09-2006, 11:04 PM
I predict Ross HR's.

George Foster
08-09-2006, 11:04 PM
That was an professional at bat.... a walk is as good as a hit get it Jr?

Matt700wlw
08-09-2006, 11:04 PM
Denorfia to run for Rich...

MWM
08-09-2006, 11:04 PM
Was just looking at Bray's splits on the road when he was with Washington..... it ain't pretty.

reds44
08-09-2006, 11:04 PM
Walk.

Pinch run with Deno?

RedLegSuperStar
08-09-2006, 11:04 PM
I predict Ross HR's.

me too

MWM
08-09-2006, 11:05 PM
Nice AB by Richie!!!!!!!

Cyclone792
08-09-2006, 11:05 PM
Excellent plate appearance by Aurilia there. Isringhausen has been having control problems this season, and he may have a bit of fatigue since he pitched the 8th inning.

We need baserunners and non-out events. Aurilia started it, Ross and the top of the lineup needs to continue it.

RedLegSuperStar
08-09-2006, 11:05 PM
get ready to go nuts cause Ross is going to end this

reds44
08-09-2006, 11:05 PM
Ok Castro will go to SS if the game goes to extras, Freel to 2B, Deno to RF.

George Foster
08-09-2006, 11:05 PM
Walk.

Pinch run with Deno?

That's 2 calls in the same inning..I hope you did not jinx us:laugh:

RedLegSuperStar
08-09-2006, 11:06 PM
19 pitches

VR
08-09-2006, 11:07 PM
Wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Matt700wlw
08-09-2006, 11:07 PM
Oh My God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

edabbs44
08-09-2006, 11:07 PM
ROSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MaineRed
08-09-2006, 11:07 PM
Haaaaaaaaaaa

Haaaaaaaaaaa

Haaaaaaaaaaa

George Foster
08-09-2006, 11:07 PM
Ross is now your everyday freakin catcher......By by LaRue

WMR
08-09-2006, 11:07 PM
YES YES YES YES yes!!!!

REDS WIN!!!

WOO HOO!!!!!

redsrule2500
08-09-2006, 11:07 PM
Hahahah Thats Awesome!!!

Go Reds!!!!!

captainmorgan07
08-09-2006, 11:07 PM
tony's move back fires gotta love it jump at home

TheBigLebowski
08-09-2006, 11:07 PM
Whooooohoooohoooohoooooo


Rep The Hell Outta Me Boys!!!!

RedLegSuperStar
08-09-2006, 11:07 PM
This One Belongs To The Reds

Gainesville Red
08-09-2006, 11:07 PM
Go Gators
Go Gators
Go Gators

RedsMan3203
08-09-2006, 11:07 PM
Reds!!!!!!!! I Love You!

Falls City Beer
08-09-2006, 11:08 PM
Life is grand.

edabbs44
08-09-2006, 11:08 PM
See what happens when Deno's in the game?????

LaRue shall never play more than a day game after a night game again.

BoydsOfSummer
08-09-2006, 11:08 PM
The natives danced....there was much rejoicing! Wheeeeeeeeee!

Gainesville Red
08-09-2006, 11:08 PM
Wow. I've got goosebumps. Holy Crap.

reds44
08-09-2006, 11:08 PM
Ross!!!!!

Omg!!!!!!

WebScorpion
08-09-2006, 11:08 PM
HOLY CRAP!!! WALK OFF HOMER!!!!

WOOOHHOOOOOOOOO!!!!:party: :party: :jump: :bowrofl: :thisyear:

MaineRed
08-09-2006, 11:08 PM
The sky continues to fall.

Matt700wlw
08-09-2006, 11:08 PM
This is amazing!

WHAT A TEAM!!!!

Mario-Rijo
08-09-2006, 11:08 PM
Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:beerme:

reds44
08-09-2006, 11:09 PM
Rosssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!


I Love You!!!!!!!!


No Wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

George Foster
08-09-2006, 11:09 PM
LaRue gave Ross a high five...but was frowning...I sware

Virginia Beach Reds
08-09-2006, 11:09 PM
Wow. Just wow! TOP OF THE BATTERS EYE!!!

FlyingPig
08-09-2006, 11:09 PM
I love this team!!!

I'm tellin ya, this year is SPECIAL!

TheBigLebowski
08-09-2006, 11:09 PM
Hooooow 'bout 'dem Gators!!!!


(ross Played At Uf, Btw)

RedLegSuperStar
08-09-2006, 11:09 PM
get ready to go nuts cause Ross is going to end this

Thank You! Thank You! :beerme:

CrackerJack
08-09-2006, 11:09 PM
and of course Grande had to sneak a Grande compliment in there somehow (hit it about the only place Edmonds can't catch it)

Great win!

Aronchis
08-09-2006, 11:09 PM
No wonder Izzy has control problems, he can't let a ball get thrown over the plate without it being bombed. Circa Danny Graves 2004.

CrackerJack
08-09-2006, 11:09 PM
hmm, lag, double post. :)

captainmorgan07
08-09-2006, 11:10 PM
never count this team out i said that brining izzy in the 8th woudl tire him out

Virginia Beach Reds
08-09-2006, 11:10 PM
mothers day masacre? Payback time.

redsrule2500
08-09-2006, 11:10 PM
Love It!

RedLegSuperStar
08-09-2006, 11:10 PM
Izzy threw the same pitch in the same location and Ross claubbered it straight to CF

Edskin
08-09-2006, 11:10 PM
I have never broken a board rule in my life, but

Matt700wlw
08-09-2006, 11:11 PM
This would be a good game for Ross to win...

I win! I was first! :D

Cyclone792
08-09-2006, 11:11 PM
Simply amazing! What a comeback, and Ross hit an absolute bomb and a half!

Bronson, the ball is your's tomorrow, and you need to lay the hammer down. It's statement time!

BoydsOfSummer
08-09-2006, 11:11 PM
Grande,even in an exciting Reds finish,can't help but get one last lick of the Edmonds lollipop. "That's about the only place you can hit it where he won't catch it." Good Grief,what a weenie.

Falls City Beer
08-09-2006, 11:12 PM
I gotta say, guys and gals, that finding out the outcome of an AB like that with:

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !111

says it all. It beats the crap out of the GameDay robotic nonsense. And it tells me all I need to know.

Here's to subverbal celebration!!:beerme:

RFS62
08-09-2006, 11:12 PM
Dive for that one, Weiner boy!!!!!

RedLegSuperStar
08-09-2006, 11:12 PM
Bronson gets his 10th tomorrow

Heath
08-09-2006, 11:12 PM
I had to read the other boards and stuff...because I was speechless.

I still am. Wow. What a win.

Matt700wlw
08-09-2006, 11:12 PM
I live for this!!!!!

captainmorgan07
08-09-2006, 11:13 PM
bronson with the corn rows tommorrow=win #10

Virginia Beach Reds
08-09-2006, 11:13 PM
pretty good game. gotta love these guys.

Mothers day masacre? Payback time!

reds44
08-09-2006, 11:14 PM
I do not BELIEVE IT!!!!!

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

OH MY GOD!!!!

OnBaseMachine
08-09-2006, 11:14 PM
Unbelievable.

Super duper big win! Ross is the man!!!!!!!!!!!

Come on Bronson. A win tomorrow would be HUGE!

reds44
08-09-2006, 11:14 PM
Do not give up on this team!!!!!!!

Edskin
08-09-2006, 11:15 PM
See.......this is what I meant with the thread I started this week. Tonight it didn't matter that the NL sucks, or that in most years, our team may be below .500 The point is that it is what it is and you've got to embrace it while it's here.

It's been 7 freakin' years since the Reds made me wet myself in August, and dammnit, I'm gonna soak it up baby! Awesome, awesome night!

SunDeck
08-09-2006, 11:15 PM
OMFG!
I had no faith tonight - I am not worthy.

TheBigLebowski
08-09-2006, 11:15 PM
I predict Ross HR's.

I hate to pat my own back... but I never do things like that.

When gamecast said "incoming pitch has been hit in play," I knew it was gone. The whole thing was really weird. Weird and FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC, and even better because my Gator boy was the hero. I think I was dialed in.

NJReds
08-09-2006, 11:15 PM
Wow...that was worth the price of Extra Innings in itself.

Awesome, awesome win for the good guys tonight!

:beerme:

Matt700wlw
08-09-2006, 11:15 PM
Bronson gets his 10th tomorrow

I second that.

OnBaseMachine
08-09-2006, 11:15 PM
Gotta give it to Narron...great move to bring Ross in!

RedLegSuperStar
08-09-2006, 11:15 PM
just a great come from behind game.. bailed Harang out and even had 3 pitchers neede for one out and still win. Narron pat yourself on the tush for this one.. you gambled late and out LaRussa'd the Cards

PickOff
08-09-2006, 11:15 PM
And to think I had to turn the volume down so my girlfriend could watch "Project Runway", uggh. Can't wait to hear the Frisches big play of the game!!!!

reds44
08-09-2006, 11:16 PM
That was a bomb!!!!!!

SunDeck
08-09-2006, 11:16 PM
I hate to pat my own back... but I never do things like that.

When gamecast said "incoming pitch has been hit in play," I knew it was gone. The whole thing was really weird. Weird and FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC, and even better because my Gator boy was the hero. I think I was dialed in.

Every little bit helps BL. Nice job.

RedsMan3203
08-09-2006, 11:17 PM
Lets not forget... Thank You Rich Aurilia for that Walk. :)

kbrake
08-09-2006, 11:17 PM
First time in a very long time that I really felt like we were going to win the entire night. I am almost starting to expect this team to win.

Matt700wlw
08-09-2006, 11:17 PM
And to think I had to turn the volume down so my girlfriend could watch "Project Runway", uggh. Can't wait to hear the Frisches big play of the game!!!!

It's not the big play.
























I'm kidding :p:

Gainesville Red
08-09-2006, 11:17 PM
Crowd sounded electric all night. They deserved this one. Nice to see the Gator love on the board.

George Foster
08-09-2006, 11:17 PM
Gotta give it to Narron...great move to bring Ross in!

Should of been in the whole game.

RedLegSuperStar
08-09-2006, 11:17 PM
And to think I had to turn the volume down so my girlfriend could watch "Project Runway", uggh. Can't wait to hear the Frisches big play of the game!!!!

I miss Frisches.. I was just telling my fiencee how moving south has made me miss my skyline and frisches

reds44
08-09-2006, 11:18 PM
Lets not forget... Thank You Rich Aurilia for that Walk. :)
great job by Rich! He didn't go up there trying to be a hero, he just wanted to get on base!

Start the man at SS!

TheBigLebowski
08-09-2006, 11:18 PM
First time in a very long time that I really felt like we were going to win the entire night. I am almost starting to expect this team to win.

I really felt like we were going to lose all night.

Edskin
08-09-2006, 11:18 PM
One more thing to point out:

Harang wasn't good tonight, BUT..........

He stepped up as a leader, IMO (by example at least).

The entire "feel" of this game changed with that K of Pujols with the bases loaded in the 6th. It was a different game after that. Even if Pujols bloops a single there, it's 8-3 and it's probably game over. Harang got that K and I thought the game changed right there.

VR
08-09-2006, 11:18 PM
Can't wait to hear Marty's call....cause Georgie's was worthless

"it's hit pretty good to centerfield...back Edmonds...did he get enough...yes it's gonna beeeee gone"

You'd think the ball squeeked over the 305 Mark........he hit it on TOP of the batter's eye to dead center, 440?.....everyone knew it was out when they heard the crack of the bat, except Georgie.....WOW. :laugh:

MWM
08-09-2006, 11:18 PM
Dive for that one, Weiner boy!!!!!

You owe me a keyboard. The Reds have had more than their fair share of these type of moments this year. THat's all you can ask for as a fan. This is a resilient bunch and every time I think they're about to fall out of it they pick themselves up, dust themselves off, and start all over again.

FlyingPig
08-09-2006, 11:19 PM
The Reds are the Ryan Freels of baseball......


They never quit.

George Foster
08-09-2006, 11:19 PM
Lets not forget... Thank You Rich Aurilia for that Walk. :)

I said that was a professional at bat......:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

wally post
08-09-2006, 11:20 PM
great job by Rich! He didn't go up there trying to be a hero, he just wanted to get on base!

Start the man at SS!

It would be worth a look! and it could lead to big (little) red machine v.06!!!:beerme:

yeah.RA lacks range, but he is better than Clayton.

paintmered
08-09-2006, 11:20 PM
Great win tonight!

I like this much more than Monday. :)

RFS62
08-09-2006, 11:20 PM
You owe me a keyboard. The Reds have had more than their fair share of these type of moments this year. THat's all you can ask for as a fan. This is a resilient bunch and every time I think they're about to fall out of it they pick themselves up, dust themselves off, and start all over again.


Sometimes, there's magic in baseball.

:beerme:

CrackerJack
08-09-2006, 11:20 PM
I miss Frisches.. I was just telling my fiencee how moving south has made me miss my skyline and frisches


Bet she doesn't miss your gas. :devil:

reds44
08-09-2006, 11:20 PM
http://cardsclubhouse.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=16028&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=60

CTA513
08-09-2006, 11:21 PM
Ross CRUSHED that ball.

:owned:

Ltlabner
08-09-2006, 11:21 PM
I really felt like we were going to lose all night.


Negitive vibes man...negative vibes.

reds44
08-09-2006, 11:22 PM
Ross CRUSHED that ball.

:owned:
It looked like it went OVER the batters eye!

FlyingPig
08-09-2006, 11:22 PM
I miss Frisches.. I was just telling my fiencee how moving south has made me miss my skyline and frisches


But now you have Bojangles, Sundrop....and the Knights..

:p:

max venable
08-09-2006, 11:23 PM
Dave Ross :luvu:

CTA513
08-09-2006, 11:23 PM
It looked like it went OVER the batters eye!

I watched it live on TV and then on the replays and still coudnt see were the ball landed.

Matt700wlw
08-09-2006, 11:24 PM
http://cardsclubhouse.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=16028&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=60

:laugh: reminds me of this place. :lol:

RedsMan3203
08-09-2006, 11:24 PM
Here comes Martys call......

I'm listening to WKKI.

Edskin
08-09-2006, 11:25 PM
Thanks for that reds44--The only thing better than trolling your teams board after a dramatic win is trolling your loser opponent's board. Last year when the Redskins scored two TD's in the last two minutes to win in Dallas, I spent about two hours lurking on the Cowboys board-- the smile on my face never breaking.

reds44
08-09-2006, 11:25 PM
Here comes Martys call......

I'm listening to WKKI.
So am I.

RFS62
08-09-2006, 11:26 PM
Thanks for that reds44--The only thing better than trolling your teams board after a dramatic win is trolling your loser opponent's board. Last year when the Redskins scored two TD's in the last two minutes to win in Dallas, I spent about two hours lurking on the Cowboys board-- the smile on my face never breaking.



What, the Texas board of corrections has a website?

RedsMan3203
08-09-2006, 11:26 PM
Here is comes...

RedsMan3203
08-09-2006, 11:26 PM
Wow... GOoseeeeeeeebumps....

Coffeybro
08-09-2006, 11:27 PM
http://cardsclubhouse.com/forums/vie...asc&sta rt=60

After reading this two things come to mind.

1) The Cards have a fanbase that can be more negative than any that I have seen before. Even though they are still (for the time being) in first place in the division.

2) We as Reds fans discuss the game A LOT more than they do. Their 7 pages to our 31 as I type this.

Matt700wlw
08-09-2006, 11:27 PM
yes, goosebumps....again

reds44
08-09-2006, 11:27 PM
You gotta love Marty's GW calls!!

Cedric
08-09-2006, 11:28 PM
Amazing. I'm stunned.

Marty sounded like he was about to cry. Perfect game.

VR
08-09-2006, 11:30 PM
Just missed it.....any links yet?

VR
08-09-2006, 11:31 PM
By the way.....it sure is fun watching Phillips and Ross plummeting as they regress to the mean :oops: :beerme:

Falls City Beer
08-09-2006, 11:33 PM
After reading this two things come to mind.

1) The Cards have a fanbase that can be more negative than any that I have seen before. Even though they are still (for the time being) in first place in the division.

2) We as Reds fans discuss the game A LOT more than they do. Their 7 pages to our 31 as I type this.

They're a hell of a lot less articulate than Reds' fans. :thumbup:

paintmered
08-09-2006, 11:34 PM
When will Marty's call be available online?

RBA
08-09-2006, 11:34 PM
CAN ANYONE DENY IT? THE PLAYER OF THE GAME HAS TO BE:


















































RICH AURILIA!!!!
Thanks Rich, you are the GREATEST!!

reds44
08-09-2006, 11:35 PM
Ummm no.

redsfan30
08-09-2006, 11:35 PM
Simply amazing.

Tomorrow is huge.

WebScorpion
08-09-2006, 11:36 PM
:laugh: reminds me of this place. :lol:

I agree...especially the guy who's complaining about how Albert Pujols (and his 1.115 OPS) sucks. Some people want it all I guess...:confused:

Cedric
08-09-2006, 11:36 PM
Ummm no.

Rich has value to this team, don't let Narron turn you into a full blown Oliver Stone over this deal.

RFS62
08-09-2006, 11:36 PM
By the way.....it sure is fun watching Phillips and Ross plummeting as they regress to the mean :oops: :beerme:



:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

MWM
08-09-2006, 11:39 PM
By the way.....it sure is fun watching Phillips and Ross plummeting as they regress to the mean :oops: :beerme:

Now why go an ruin a perfectly good celebration with a comment like that?

pedro
08-09-2006, 11:44 PM
That was a really nice call by Marty.

VR
08-09-2006, 11:44 PM
Now why go an ruin a perfectly good celebration with a comment like that?

ruin? that's proppin the boys, that's all :thumbup:

dman
08-09-2006, 11:52 PM
I have never broken a board rule in my life, but

F@CK YES!!
I thought it was just an e-mail address.:thumbup: You know F@ck.yes

NJReds
08-09-2006, 11:54 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060810/capt.2a544b7167844141a5f05b4f9ad5571b.cardinals_re ds_baseball_csb113.jpg

NJReds
08-09-2006, 11:55 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060810/capt.e9fb3d1731774850b6edfee67b4768d4.cardinals_re ds_baseball_csb111.jpg

Falls City Beer
08-09-2006, 11:56 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060810/capt.e9fb3d1731774850b6edfee67b4768d4.cardinals_re ds_baseball_csb111.jpg

Freel looks like a leprechaun!!!!

"I found me pot o' gold!"

captainmorgan07
08-09-2006, 11:59 PM
Freel looks like a leprechaun!!!!

"I found me pot o' gold!"
junior looks like the rock just before the other dude gets teh rock bottom

RFS62
08-10-2006, 12:00 AM
Man, what beautiful pictures

redsrule2500
08-10-2006, 12:03 AM
LaRue gave Ross a high five...but was frowning...I sware

I saw it too. I commented to everyone in the room about it, but they never showed it again!

LaRue is pissed.

MWM
08-10-2006, 12:04 AM
<bf>Look at Adam Dunn there in the background. He's hardly celebrating at all. He's such a primadonna and is bitter that he isn't getting all the glory. He just doesn't contribute to TEAM or WINNING baseball. Give me Denorfia.</bf> :evil:

pedro
08-10-2006, 12:05 AM
Freel looks like a leprechaun!!!!

"I found me pot o' gold!"

I thought he was screaming "TITTY BAR!!!!!"

reds44
08-10-2006, 12:05 AM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060810/capt.08c3cd1150b645efa8e9ac3c9ba1fcba.cardinals_re ds_baseball_csb103.jpg
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060810/capt.473b667645b74ca7a8555e4f9a12f7f5.cardinals_re ds_baseball_csb105.jpg
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060810/capt.8d02698bf9d34b16b6bf66d01e3d553e.cardinals_re ds_baseball_csb108.jpg
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060810/capt.c26a00a33c41434ab4e9fe25188fa1f2.cardinals_re ds_baseball_csb109.jpg
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membengal
08-10-2006, 12:06 AM
Great pics, thanks guys.

Becoming a tradition here for me in Memphis, watch the game, see the miracle, run to the XM for the postgame on WLW on 173, hear Marty's call replayed, read and share the joy with you all. Really appreciate Boss et al for the forum. Makes "exile" so much easier.

Starting to believe again.

And...as hard as I am on Narron at times, I thought he was dead on with his moves tonight, even if it hadn't worked out, he pushed the right buttons. Nice at-bat by Richie in the ninth workin the walk...avoiding outs there was key.

Ross. Man. Sometimes catchers break out late, no? Perhaps this is who he is becoming? Because, damn, the power sure as heck looks legit.

Huge win. Simply mammoth.

Ltlabner
08-10-2006, 12:08 AM
And...as hard as I am on Narron at times, I thought he was dead on with his moves tonight, even if it hadn't worked out, he pushed the right buttons. Nice at-bat by Richie in the ninth workin the walk...avoiding outs there was key.

Managing the pitching staff has been his biggest problem IMO. Tonight he pulled AH after the 6th instead of sticking with him (which he is want to do). He used his bullpen confidently and made changes when needed. I thought he did a far better job managing the pitching staff than any time in the recient past.

Cedric
08-10-2006, 12:08 AM
Great pics, thanks guys.

Becoming a tradition here for me in Memphis, watch the game, see the miracle, run to the XM for the postgame on WLW on 173, hear Marty's call replayed, read and share the joy with you all. Really appreciate Boss et al for the forum. Makes "exile" so much easier.

Starting to believe again.

And...as hard as I am on Narron at times, I thought he was dead on with his moves tonight, even if it hadn't worked out, he pushed the right buttons. Nice at-bat by Richie in the ninth workin the walk...avoiding outs there was key.

Ross. Man. Sometimes catchers break out late, no? Perhaps this is who he is becoming? Because, damn, the power sure as heck looks legit.

Huge win. Simply mammoth.

Narron was almost spot on tonight, can't argue at all. If he's gonna get all the heat for bad moves he should get credit when he does it right. He was excellent tonight.

reds44
08-10-2006, 12:10 AM
Narron was almost spot on tonight, can't argue at all. If he's gonna get all the heat for bad moves he should get credit when he does it right. He was excellent tonight.
Yep!

Great job by Jerry tonight!


Now start Rich at SS tomorrow.
:)

George Foster
08-10-2006, 12:17 AM
Dodgers losing 1-0 in 6th. Dimondbacks winning 3-1 in 5th

redsrule2500
08-10-2006, 12:21 AM
Anyone have a link to Marty's call??

George Foster
08-10-2006, 12:27 AM
Anyone have a link to Marty's call??

you can go to 700wlw.com and look for the "online link" you can listen to the post game show. They are playing it every 10 min. The official reds site should have it soon.

George Foster
08-10-2006, 12:28 AM
Dodgers losing 1-0 in 6th. Dimondbacks winning 3-1 in 5th

Dodgers tie it up in the bottom of the 5th...go Rockies...

Gainesville Red
08-10-2006, 12:31 AM
Got goosebumps again watching the replay on Sportscenter.

Ain't baseball grand?

WVRedsFan
08-10-2006, 12:33 AM
Even the 11 (?) second delay on XM didn't deflate my excitement. Listened to George's pitiful call and then Marty came on--wow. I was excited until I heard Marty and then I got real excited.

BTW, kudos to the bullpen which only allowed a run tonight over 3 innings. That was huge. Kudos also to Narron for coming up with some good moves tonight. Of course, I still don't understand three catchers on the roster, but on this night...who cares?

George Foster
08-10-2006, 12:36 AM
Even the 11 (?) second delay on XM didn't deflate my excitement. Listened to George's pitiful call and then Marty came on--wow. I was excited until I heard Marty and then I got real excited.

For George Grande to give Edmonds props on that homerun call was just horrible. He should be called out on that one. go back to the Cards George.

redsrule2500
08-10-2006, 12:38 AM
ruin? that's proppin the boys, that's all :thumbup:

If I read that correctly, you were mocking the people saying they were regressing to career norms? :thumbup:

Spitball
08-10-2006, 12:39 AM
I thought he was screaming "TITTY BAR!!!!!"

D@mn you, Pedro! Does anyone know how to clean spewed beer of a laptop screen???? :laugh: :cry: :laugh:

Caveat Emperor
08-10-2006, 12:49 AM
Sometimes, there's magic in baseball.

:beerme:

Just got back in from the ol' ballpark. Another amazing night of baseball. Sitting in the stands I called (much to the chagrin of everyone sitting with me), prior to the Rolen AB in the 1st: "Rolen will strikeout, then Edmonds will hit the grand slam." I hated being right.

I thought they were cooked going down 4-0 to Carpenter, especially with as few pitches as he threw. I thought going down 6-3 would be demoralizing after the team had crawled back into the game. Once they got back to 6-6, I knew they were going to win this game. There was something in the air at the park tonight that made me believe as long as they were within 1 run in the 9th, they could beat Izzy. This team seemingly feasts on closers who rely on throwing fastballs for strikes.

Some observations from the game:

1. Royce Clayton looks like he's running in quicksand when he fields. He has a slower first step than most corner infielders. The 4 run 1st was, at the very least, 50% his fault with his inability to make plays.

2. Edwin looks really confident at the plate right now. He's making good contact in every one of his ABs, and Narron seems very content to give him the green light in all situations to try and utilize his power.

3. Bench depth makes this team dangerous in the 8th and 9th. When a manager can go and send out hitters like Dave Ross, Rich Aurillia and Javy Valentin on a nightly basis, it really can help transform dead spots in the lineup into productive ABs in a hurry. The 9th innning rally is all for naught if Rich Aurillia doesn't show good patience and take a walk and if Dave Ross isn't off the bench providing late-inning pop.

4. Watching game after game after game in 20,000 man crowds makes winning in front of a packed house all the sweeter. Whatever it takes marketing, promotion or talent wise to keep the crowds coming, make it happen Bob. The excitement level at a sold out ballgame ratchets up 10 notches.

I wish I didn't have to work tomorrow, or I'd be right back in line at 12:30 for tomorrow's game too!

oregonred
08-10-2006, 12:52 AM
Unbelieveable :)

8-3 on the season vs. the Cards

C'mon Bronson, keep it going tomorrow...

KronoRed
08-10-2006, 12:53 AM
Now to pick up some actual ground :D

TeamBoone
08-10-2006, 01:02 AM
Nice report CE. One thing though... per Reds pregame show, tomorrow's game is sold out.

Gainesville Red
08-10-2006, 01:05 AM
Nice report CE. One thing though... per Reds pregame show, tomorrow's game is sold out.

Sold out day game?

I like it. Gaining interest.:thumbup:

Reds Fanatic
08-10-2006, 01:23 AM
Just got back from the game. Great game tonight. The atmosphere in the stadium was terrific. The fans are really starting to get into being in a pennant race. I agree with CE about Clayton. If this team wants to make the postseason he can't play everyday. He is such a defensive liability I would much rather see Castro out there every day. With Castro that 4 run first would probably have been a 2 run inning for the Cards. The ending was terrific I was jumping up and down so much after the Ross homer I landed on my bobblehead box. Luckily I didn't destroy it. I wish I could go back tomorrow but I have to work. Though in the afternoon I will be at my desk listening on my Myfi. Great news to get a sellout on a 12:35 game.

Cedric
08-10-2006, 01:24 AM
Sold out day game?

I like it. Gaining interest.:thumbup:

Just singles available. I'm half tempted to call in sick tommorow.

CTA513
08-10-2006, 01:50 AM
Video of Ross homerun: http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/scripts/mediaplayer/mp_tpl.jsp?w_id=510794&w=2006/open/tp/archive08/080906_slncin_ross_walk_off_tp_350.wmv&pid=mlb_tp&gid=2006/08/09/slnmlb-cinmlb-1&vid=7758&mid=200608091602284&cid=mlb&fid=mlb_tp350&v=2&mType=w&urlstr=&murl=


:thumbup:

CTA513
08-10-2006, 01:55 AM
Isringhausen had gone about 14 or 15 games without giving up a run before tonight.

:eek:

TeamBoone
08-10-2006, 02:28 AM
Marty's Ross HR call:

http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/wrap.jsp?ymd=20060809&content_id=1601741&vkey=wrapup2005&fext=.jsp&team=home

vaticanplum
08-10-2006, 02:41 AM
omg I haven'te read this game therad yet but I am looking forward to reading the whole things tomroorow. I just scroleld through and saw a whole bunch of aaaahhhhhh and oh my goddssss!!!!

tonitght I had to be out and then i went to a bar to see the yankees white sox game and what a game that was, they gave up six runs in the ffirst five minutes I was there, but still they won, and i saw that the reds hit a walk off HR and somebody at the bvar confirmed this but I didn't know whop it was. And then I got a message from my friend -- and seriously as a side note is anybodey dealing with this wonderful phenomenom? of a friend suddenly being enamored of the reds??? And anyway this message said vatican (not really he used my real name) I know you are hard on them but how can you not believe in this team? that is what he said, how can you not believe in this team? and he is an orioles fan and so knows from heartbreak.

anyway I'm sure that's all been coverecd but this team rules hard, hard xcore.

Good job Reds. Arroyo will win tomoorrow. He cannot possibly lose again for the sixty eleventh time.

WMR
08-10-2006, 03:10 AM
Great great win tonight.

This might have been George's weakest game of the year, which is REALLY saying something. The guy has got to go.

Even on the post-game show with Welsch, where they are both interviewed, he called the Cards the best team in the NL Central and Welsch, quite funnily, IMO, called him out on it and said, "Hmmm, the Reds just won in a walk-off, I think I'm going to call THEM the best team."

George Grande really really really sucks.

Go Reds! :)

Topcat
08-10-2006, 04:00 AM
Awesome win but the next fool who slams on David Ross like was done in the previous game better realize he is our best option at catcher and if you do not realize that by now. You are blind and in need of some serious help.:D

reds44
08-10-2006, 05:01 AM
It's now 3 am my time, and I still don't want to go to sleep. I haven't been a Reds fan that long (since the year we traded for Griffey), but this is the BEST I have EVER felt about this team.

Keep it up boys!

redsmetz
08-10-2006, 07:08 AM
The St. Louis account


Reds come back to beat Cards 8-7
By Joe Strauss
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
Thursday, Aug. 10 2006

CINCINNATI — If the Cardinals needed another painful reminder that this season
will be less forgiving than their last two, Wednesday night at Great American
Ball Park provided an open-handed slap to the face.

Afforded leads of 4-0, 6-3 and 7-6, a team that closed with precision in 2004
and 2005 again fell badly.

The second-place Cincinnati Reds -- the Team That Won't Go Away -- took Chris
Carpenter's start and Jason Isringhausen's finish and transformed them into
something inspirational. When catcher David Ross launched a two-run,
ninth-inning home run to center field some 442 feet away, it provided the Reds
an 8-7 win, a sellout crowd of 41,649 another excuse to believe and the 61-52
Cardinals further proof that this is a grinding season.

The Cardinals achieved the closest thing to a failsafe position when they gave
Carpenter a four-run lead before he made a pitch.

They received an early-inning lift when center fielder Jim Edmonds crushed a
grand slam in his first at-bat since voicing concern about the club's possible
intent to decline his option for 2007.

And still it wasn't enough.

The Cardinals managed 12 hits but stranded 10. Albert Pujols struck out to
leave the bases loaded in the sixth inning and Edmonds flied out to left field
to leave them loaded in the eighth.

"We had our heroes up there a couple times and just missed," manager Tony La
Russa said. "No regrets except the score."

The Reds rallied with three solo home runs in seven innings off Carpenter
before Ross delivered the game-winner off Isringhausen, who suffered his eighth
blown save rather than gaining his 30th conversion.

Even after the Reds tied the score with three runs in the sixth inning, the
Cardinals took a 7-6 eighth-inning lead when shortstop David Eckstein dumped a
one-out single over second base to score Yadier Molina. But they couldn't make
it stand.

Isringhausen entered the eighth inning behind Randy Flores and stranded the
tying run at second base. In the ninth, he walked pinch hitter Rich Aurilia
with one out before being burned on a too-high fastball to Ross.

"I just made a bad pitch to Ross and he hit a home run. It's just the way it
goes," Isringhausen said.

The Reds pulled to 2&#189; games behind and today can cut the Cardinals' advantage
to its smallest margin since July 3.

"The biggest thing about the home run is it put us at 2 1/2 (games behind)
instead of 4&#189;, which is big," Ross said. "Now we can make it 1&#189; instead of
worrying about going back to where we were."

The comeback allowed the Reds their ninth walk-off win this season. It also
became the Cardinals' fourth loss when leading after eight innings.

Last season the Cardinals entered Aug. 10 with an 11&#189;-game lead. There is
little resemblance to the 105-win 2004 season or last year's 100-win follow-up.

"Of course it's going to be a grind. We've got a completely different team,"
Edmonds noted. "I don't think half the guys in here know what it's like to win
100 games in a season. This is just another year with a bunch of different
guys. We've got the same core and the same attitude, but we have to grind it
out. It's not going to be any different from what it's been in the past. We're
just not going to have the luxury of winning 100 games and running away with
it. It'll be interesting."

Said Isringhausen, "We haven't pitched as well. We haven't hit as well. That
shows in our record. At this time last year what was our record? (71-41) It's
just been a tough year for everybody."

Further proof of a tough march arrived when third baseman Scott Rolen left the
third inning with back spasms. His replacement, Scott Spiezio, gave the
Cardinals a 6-3 lead with a fifth-inning home run.

Carpenter, meanwhile, pitched five days after a one-hop smash by Milwaukee
Brewers shortstop Bill Hall found his right hand, causing significant swelling
and bruising.

Carpenter allowed more than three earned runs for a third consecutive start.
Only once before in his three active seasons with the Cardinals had Carpenter
had made at least three straight "non-quality" starts. That stretch fell during
last season's final four starts, after Carpenter had all but locked down the
franchise's first Cy Young Award since 1970 and his team had clinched its
division.

The Reds reached him for three home runs. Adam Dunn's second-inning shot made
the score 4-1.

First baseman Scott Hatteberg led off the fourth inning with a solo shot to
pull the Reds within two runs. Two batters later, third baseman Edwin
Encarnacion crushed another, making the first time in this season's 23 starts
Carpenter had given up three home runs in a game.

"We continued to come and play tonight but unfortunately we didn't get it. It's
a game that I should have won," said Carpenter, victimized by 15 earned runs
and five home runs in 17 innings covering his last three starts.

"I thought (Carpenter) was working like he usually works. He got a bunch of
outs. But if he missed, they hit it," La Russa said. "They had eight hits.
There was a lot of damage in those eight hits."

Edmonds put the Cardinals ahead 4-0 before Carpenter threw a pitch by launching
his sixth career slam, this one to the opposite field off Aaron Harang, among a
cluster of pitchers leading the league with 12 wins.

The Cardinals created the situation for Edmonds with consecutive singles by
Eckstein and left fielder Chris Duncan. Eckstein reached on a too-high throw
from shortstop Royce Clayton. Duncan reached base for the first of three times.
Pujols then reached to load the bases when Clayton boxed his ground ball.

Edmonds, who did not appear in Tuesday's 10-3 loss, snapped an 0-for-7 skid by
driving the fourth pitch he saw to the opposite field. For the second time in
the series the Cardinals led by at least four runs before the Reds batted. This
time, on a night when their ace and their closer appeared, it wasn't enough.

"We run into a few snags along the way. I think it will be a grind," Rolen
said. "The hope is that everybody will be ready for a grind."

Caveat Emperor
08-10-2006, 08:16 AM
Random Thought: How shrewd is it to give away a "legend" player bobblehead in August, seeing as it ensures that the team won't be stuck with a 40,000 order of a player that just got shipped out to play in LA (or Washington) at the deadline the week prior?

membengal
08-10-2006, 09:32 AM
http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/sports/columnists.nsf/berniemiklasz/story/2EFAECD573798D99862571C6001607A9?OpenDocument

That's the link to St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Bernie Miklasz's column, which is a must read this morning. The most interesting paragraphs? Try these:

"There is something fresh about these Reds. They're like a college team, with an abundance of energy and enthusiasm. They play stretches of inadequate baseball, but they won't go away. As Ross touched home after his blast, he took his batting helmet and tossed it high into the air, a figure of complete exuberance.

The Cardinals, on the other hand, look stale. After winning 205 regular-season games over the previous two seasons, winning had become a way of life, a business routine, something that came to be viewed as ritual.

There's a stark difference between the dugouts in Cincinnati this week. The Reds are jumping around, bright-eyed and emotional and determined to prove their readiness. The Cardinals are more controlled. They expect to win. Isn't it their right? Isn't it their destiny? But the Reds are teaching the Cardinals a lesson. If you want to win, go grab it. Seize the moment. Nothing will be handed to you."

After Monday night, well, let's say I was skeptical that the last two games would go this way. Thanks again to Ryan Freel's fantastic catch Tuesday night, really turned momentum in a big way...

PS: The comments to the Miklasz piece are a fun read too:

http://www.stltoday.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=381660&sid=632cad794e4266970dbcc93678c1b7f7

redsmetz
08-10-2006, 09:38 AM
"There is something fresh about these Reds. They're like a college team, with an abundance of energy and enthusiasm. They play stretches of inadequate baseball, but they won't go away. As Ross touched home after his blast, he took his batting helmet and tossed it high into the air, a figure of complete exuberance.

The Cardinals, on the other hand, look stale. After winning 205 regular-season games over the previous two seasons, winning had become a way of life, a business routine, something that came to be viewed as ritual.

There's a stark difference between the dugouts in Cincinnati this week. The Reds are jumping around, bright-eyed and emotional and determined to prove their readiness. The Cardinals are more controlled. They expect to win. Isn't it their right? Isn't it their destiny? But the Reds are teaching the Cardinals a lesson. If you want to win, go grab it. Seize the moment. Nothing will be handed to you."

Okay, that gave me goosebumps. Is this sweet or what?

Heath
08-10-2006, 10:04 AM
Okay, that gave me goosebumps. Is this sweet or what?

Here's a link to Marty's call ---> Link at reds.com (http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/wrap.jsp?ymd=20060809&content_id=1601741&vkey=wrapup2005&fext=.jsp&team=home)

Read that paragraph and at the same time listen to Marty's call.

Pennant Race Fever Cincinnati. Catch it.

redsmetz
08-10-2006, 10:19 AM
Here's a link to Marty's call ---> Link at reds.com (http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/wrap.jsp?ymd=20060809&content_id=1601741&vkey=wrapup2005&fext=.jsp&team=home)

Read that paragraph and at the same time listen to Marty's call.

Pennant Race Fever Cincinnati. Catch it.

Yeah, I've listened to the call about five times since hearing it live last night.

I'm officially honked off at the Enquirer for giving the Bengals a HUGE photo and just a pipsqueek shot of Ross coming into the waiting throng. Shame on them! [There is a bit of hyperbole in that statement, but you get the point]

cumberlandreds
08-10-2006, 10:34 AM
Yeah, I've listened to the call about five times since hearing it live last night.

I'm officially honked off at the Enquirer for giving the Bengals a HUGE photo and just a pipsqueek shot of Ross coming into the waiting throng. Shame on them! [There is a bit of hyperbole in that statement, but you get the point]

Another great call by Marty! I heard it on ESPN radio driving to work this morning but that is the complete call. I will watch it tonight. I recorded the last three inning on my DVR because I can't stay up to watch the entire game,usually. I have to get up too early to get to work. Hopefully I will have two wins to watch tonight as I set my recorder for the game today too.

TeamCasey
08-10-2006, 11:12 AM
[url] Seize the moment. Nothing will be handed to you.


Love that!

I'm getting nothing done at work today. I'm so ashamed. :laugh:

vaticanplum
08-10-2006, 11:42 AM
Okay, that gave me goosebumps. Is this sweet or what?

It is about the point in the baseball season where I start crying pretty much all the time. (in a good way.)

BoydsOfSummer
08-10-2006, 12:31 PM
That call is an example of why we love and cherish Marty. I wish we got more of that Marty these days,cuz I miss it.

VR
08-10-2006, 12:34 PM
omg I haven'te read this game therad yet but I am looking forward to reading the whole things tomroorow. I just scroleld through and saw a whole bunch of aaaahhhhhh and oh my goddssss!!!!

tonitght I had to be out and then i went to a bar to see the yankees white sox game and what a game that was, they gave up six runs in the ffirst five minutes I was there, but still they won, and i saw that the reds hit a walk off HR and somebody at the bvar confirmed this but I didn't know whop it was. And then I got a message from my friend -- and seriously as a side note is anybodey dealing with this wonderful phenomenom? of a friend suddenly being enamored of the reds??? And anyway this message said vatican (not really he used my real name) I know you are hard on them but how can you not believe in this team? that is what he said, how can you not believe in this team? and he is an orioles fan and so knows from heartbreak.

anyway I'm sure that's all been coverecd but this team rules hard, hard xcore.

Good job Reds. Arroyo will win tomoorrow. He cannot possibly lose again for the sixty eleventh time. :all_cohol :drink: :KoolAid: :lol: Love it!

Big Klu
08-10-2006, 08:02 PM
I went to the game last night (I just got home)--and it was awesome! It was probably the most electric moment that I've ever seen at the ballpark! After the game, the crowd was reallt rowdy, cheering loudly and yelling to each other at the gates! It was almost a playoff-type atmosphere!


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. Adam Dunn - 192
9. Vada Pinson - 186
10. Wally Post - 172
11. Ken Griffey, Jr. - 161
12. Gus Bell - 160
13. Joe Morgan - 152
13. Pete Rose - 152
15. Lee May - 147
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

GAC
08-10-2006, 10:10 PM
I got to the parking lot at work when Aurilia came to the plate in the 9th. Needless to say I sat in the car until it was over.... and glad I did.