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Tornon
08-24-2006, 09:59 PM
Same lineup we are used to by now..

REDS
Freel RF
Hatteberg 1B
Griffey CF
Encarnacion 3B
Dunn LF
Aurilia SS
Phillips 2B
Ross C
Milton P

GIANTS
Winn RF
Vizquel SS
Hillenbrand 1B
Bonds LF
Durham 2B
Feliz 3B
Finley CF
Alfonzo C
Hennessey P

Falls City Beer
08-24-2006, 10:09 PM
Milton stinks and Hennessey stinks out of the rotation. Should be a barrel of fun.

WMR
08-24-2006, 10:12 PM
Phillips HR tonight!!

flyer85
08-24-2006, 10:12 PM
Is it just me or do others feel winning the first game of the trip would be big. SF coming off a sweep and there starters have been pitching better

GridironGrace
08-24-2006, 10:14 PM
w00t

Cards down 5-2 right now too :)

PuffyPig
08-24-2006, 10:27 PM
Milton stinks and Hennessey stinks out of the rotation. Should be a barrel of fun.

Hennesey 4-2, 3.62 ERA as a starter.

GridironGrace
08-24-2006, 10:30 PM
OK.. fishing around a bit b4 the game and found out some milestones will be met 2nite.

In his 1st AB Bonds will Tie Ernie Banks for 38th all-time on the AB's List
If he gets 2 hits, he'll tie George Sisler for 42nd all-time in hits
Also will Tie and pass Al Kaline for 14th all-time in Games played during the series

And if Jr can get 7 RBI's he'll tie Goose Goslin for 24th all time :)
The Big one, if Jr hits 3 HR's in the series he will Tie Reggie Jackson for 10th all-time

4 Hrs for Dunn to reach 200 in his Career

Id forgotten about the milestone tracker lol...duh.. its cool though.. some stuff going on behind the scenes this week.

redsmetz
08-24-2006, 10:33 PM
I like this line up and I hope Griff and Dunn make their milestones. Bonds can make the games or AB's, but no offense related ones.

Ravenlord
08-24-2006, 10:35 PM
has Dunn been dropped to #5 because he's not a contact hitter? or am i missing something there?

Falls City Beer
08-24-2006, 10:35 PM
Hennesey 4-2, 3.62 ERA as a starter.

Yeah. He's made all of 8 starts this season, got rocked in his last start, and pretty well stunk up the joint in 21 starts last season.

GridironGrace
08-24-2006, 10:35 PM
K's too much to bat higher.. besides.. this lineup has worked... should leave it alone.

PuffyPig
08-24-2006, 10:38 PM
K's too much to bat higher...

what does that mean.....

GridironGrace
08-24-2006, 10:40 PM
what does that mean.....

Someone asked why dunn was batting #5, and if it was because he's not a contact hitter.

Thats my reply.. He strikes out too much to bat higher IMO.. but 5th you can take full advantage of his power with runners on. Not to mention the protection he provides for Edwin, and Jr for that matter depending on the situation

PuffyPig
08-24-2006, 10:44 PM
Someone asked why dunn was batting #5, and if it was because he's not a contact hitter.

Thats my reply.. He strikes out too much to bat higher IMO.. but 5th you can take full advantage of his power with runners on. Not to mention the protection he provides for Edwin, and Jr for that matter depending on the situation

His K's are pretty much irrelevant in determining where he hits.

He hits 5th because Griffey has to hit 3rd (that's a separate debate), and Narron wants to split of the 2 LH hitters with EE. Otherwise, with our top OBA guy hitting 2nd (Hatteberg), you'd have 3 LH hitters in a row.

DoogMinAmo
08-24-2006, 10:44 PM
has Dunn been dropped to #5 because he's not a contact hitter? or am i missing something there?

The answer seems to be Jerry likes Hattie at #2, and Junior has to bat #3.

I cant say I disagree about the former, and with him starting to heat up, the latter. Edwin should bat 4th, so that leaves 5th. Not a demotion by any means, just a potent lineup.

dsmith421
08-24-2006, 10:45 PM
I can do PBP if necessary--game's on live out here.

reds44
08-24-2006, 10:45 PM
Dunn and Griffey should be flipped.

Most people agree with that.

Hatte should bat 2nd, IMO.

DoogMinAmo
08-24-2006, 10:48 PM
Dunn and Griffey should be flipped.

Most people agree with that.

Hatte should bat 2nd, IMO.

Maybe so. But Jr is starting to heat up, not a bad idea to ride it now, considering we had to suffer through a horrendous July to get here.

Overall, the truth is that I really can not vehemently disagree with Narron's recent lineups, and I think it speaks more to the level of talent than anything.

Cedric
08-24-2006, 10:50 PM
Feliz is the kind of hacking junk that kills the Reds.

Hope I'm wrong.

VR
08-24-2006, 10:53 PM
Maybe so. But Jr is starting to heat up, not a bad idea to ride it now, considering we had to suffer through a horrendous July to get here.

Overall, the truth is that I really can not vehemently disagree with Narron's recent lineups, and I think it speaks more to the level of talent than anything.

I agree Griff is coming out of his funk....which is all the more reason to get Dunn ahead of him at #3.

GridironGrace
08-24-2006, 10:55 PM
His K's are pretty much irrelevant in determining where he hits.

He hits 5th because Griffey has to hit 3rd (that's a separate debate), and Narron wants to split of the 2 LH hitters with EE. Otherwise, with our top OBA guy hitting 2nd (Hatteberg), you'd have 3 LH hitters in a row.

Jr is the more seasoned hitter, and CAN hit for contact when needed. You want your #3 hitter to: 1, drive in your 1, 2 hitters or.. 2, be on base for ur #4 and #5 hitter.

#3 hitter is typically your BEST BAT. The one you count on the most IMO.. some may think your best hitter is the one who gets on base more, or the one with the bettr avg. other than ur leadoff. Jr has the patiance to bat #3 and i just dont feel dunn is better than jr as a #3 hitter.

Besides if you bat Dunn #3 his chances of being at the plate with no one on are a bit higher.. at #5, if any 2 batter ahead of him get on in the first inning he's batting with a runner in scoring possition. Not to mention his power #'s.

if u flop dunn and jr in THIS LINEUP.. id walk dunn everytime and let the inexperance of edwin GIDP

dsmith421
08-24-2006, 10:56 PM
Pregame

Welcome to beautiful SBC Park in San Francisco, for the opener of four between the suddenly resurgent Giants and the most loveable and entertaining mediocre ballclub of all time, your Cincinnati Reds. Thanks to a 5-2 New York win over the Cards, the Redlegs will move into a tie for first with a win.

The illustrious Jon Miller is on play-by-play, and I can confirm that given his enormous bald round head and pinched facial features that he continues to look like an animated billiard ball.

On the hill for the Giants is Brad Hennessey. He's pitched mostly out of the pen this season and it was somewhat surprising news that he was slated to start this game.

The Reds will send up Freel, Hatteberg, and Griffey in the top of the first.

GridironGrace
08-24-2006, 10:57 PM
anyone have a radio feed?

OnBaseMachine
08-24-2006, 10:58 PM
.
Besides if you bat Dunn #3 his chances of being at the plate with no one on are a bit higher.. at #5, if any 2 batter ahead of him get on in the first inning he's batting with a runner in scoring possition. Not to mention his power #'s.


Only the leadoff hitter leads off more innings than the number five hitter.

reds44
08-24-2006, 10:58 PM
Please don't let this be the beginning of the end. I am enjoying this season too much for that to happen.

Matt700wlw
08-24-2006, 10:58 PM
Let's get this going....I need something to wake me up :lol:

Normally, I'm ready to roll at this time...now I'm yawning

DoogMinAmo
08-24-2006, 10:59 PM
Pregame

Welcome to beautiful SBC Park in San Francisco, for the opener of four between the suddenly resurgent Giants and the most loveable and entertaining mediocre ballclub of all time, your Cincinnati Reds. Thanks to a 5-2 New York win over the Cards, the Redlegs will move into a tie for first with a win.

The illustrious Jon Miller is on play-by-play, and I can confirm that given his enormous bald round head and pinched facial features that he continues to look like an animated billiard ball.

On the hill for the Giants is Brad Hennessey. He's pitched mostly out of the pen this season and it was somewhat surprising news that he was slated to start this game.

The Reds will send up Freel, Hatteberg, and Griffey in the top of the first.

Rarin to be some mighty good PBP! Don't disappoint!

GridironGrace
08-24-2006, 11:00 PM
Only the leadoff hitter leads off more innings than the number five hitter.

Like i said.. batting dunn #3 in THIS LINEUP.. id walk him EVERYTIME and make edwin beat me, especially with a runner on and an out.

now if they do that to JR, then they HAVE TO pitch to edwin, cause you dont want dunn at the plate with 2 or 3 runners on base EVER!! and 1 out.. i mean we the reds fans want that.. but no one else does

Just my thoughts on it... and the way id think

dsmith421
08-24-2006, 11:01 PM
That Jon Miller crack was a canned joke, and as it turns out he is not calling the game tonight. Also, they changed the name of the stadium again.

Two inaccuracies in the pregame post is pretty impressive.

GridironGrace
08-24-2006, 11:03 PM
Lets Goooooooooooooooooo Reds!!!!!!!!!

Heath
08-24-2006, 11:07 PM
telephone company conglomerations are a beautiful thing....until you have to change signs and advertise.

Matt700wlw
08-24-2006, 11:08 PM
ATandT stadium on the Cincinnati Bell Reds Radio Network...


They'll love that! :lol:

REDREAD
08-24-2006, 11:08 PM
Is it just me or do others feel winning the first game of the trip would be big. SF coming off a sweep and there starters have been pitching better

I'm with you. Winning game one would be huge, especially w/Milton on the mound. He's pitched a decent number of quality starts for us this year, but something always seems to go wrong when he pitches.

George Foster
08-24-2006, 11:10 PM
I'm with you. Winning game one would be huge, especially w/Milton on the mound. He's pitched a decent number of quality starts for us this year, but something always seems to go wrong when he pitches.

I screwed that post up from the getgo...

VR
08-24-2006, 11:10 PM
Please don't let this be the beginning of the end. I am enjoying this season too much for that to happen.

It's a pennant race....and after tonight it looks like even if they lose, they'll be a game out. You should really try to enjoy it, win or lose....and save the gut wrenching until late September. It's actually quite enjoyable to go for the ride.
:beerme:

REDREAD
08-24-2006, 11:10 PM
I can do PBP if necessary--game's on live out here.

Do it, please :)

Virginia Beach Reds
08-24-2006, 11:10 PM
I can't disagree with anyone or the placement of the lineup tonight.

GO REDS.

George Foster
08-24-2006, 11:12 PM
6-2 Mets in 9th...1 out!:beerme:

CTA513
08-24-2006, 11:12 PM
Hennessey: 29 BB/35 K this season. 96 BB/124 K in his MLB career.

:eek:

George Foster
08-24-2006, 11:12 PM
6-2 Mets in 9th...1 out!:beerme:

2 outs:beerme:

GridironGrace
08-24-2006, 11:12 PM
Man.. i cant find a radio feed 2nite either.. usually i can get the station outta paintsville,ky but they arent airing the game :(

George Foster
08-24-2006, 11:14 PM
3 outs:beerme: Reds win and they are in 1st place in the National League Central...:beerme:

Matt700wlw
08-24-2006, 11:14 PM
The door is open, Reds....

the door is open.

redsfan30
08-24-2006, 11:14 PM
Cards lost.

Just .5 game back!!!

GridironGrace
08-24-2006, 11:14 PM
3 outs:beerme: Reds win and they are in 1st place in the National League Central...:beerme:


LETS GO REDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lets jump on em early too!

REDREAD
08-24-2006, 11:15 PM
3 outs:beerme: Reds win and they are in 1st place in the National League Central...:beerme:

Shhh.. you're jinxing them, man ;)

George Foster
08-24-2006, 11:15 PM
Man.. i cant find a radio feed 2nite either.. usually i can get the station outta paintsville,ky but they arent airing the game :(

Spend 14 bucks and get the MLB audio package...well worth the money. you can do it right now

GridironGrace
08-24-2006, 11:15 PM
HERE we gooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Matt700wlw
08-24-2006, 11:16 PM
First pitch: 7:15.

I wish it was 7:15.

reds44
08-24-2006, 11:16 PM
Lets get 1ST PLACE tonight/this morning!!!!

dsmith421
08-24-2006, 11:16 PM
Top of the First
0-0

Brad Hennessey takes the hill--his ninth start of the year. In his last start, he gave up a Haynesian seven earned in one inning against the Dodgers...let's hope this is a trend.

Ryan Freel leads off for the Redlegs. Happily, he's trimmed his ridiculous goat scruff to an acceptable level (perhaps in anticipation of the weekend's nightlife? Pedro Feliz makes a nice play moving toward second and throws out the scrapster. One away.

From the pre-game show: In 1987 the Giants traded a future Cy Young Award winner for a future MVP. Name these two worthies.

GridironGrace
08-24-2006, 11:17 PM
Spend 14 bucks and get the MLB audio package...well worth the money. you can do it right now

Cant aford too :( bad times.. besides if i could aford it id get mlb.tv for the rest of the season for what?? 20?

either way im hoping next season i can get both just in case of blackout

PuffyPig
08-24-2006, 11:17 PM
if u flop dunn and jr in THIS LINEUP.. id walk dunn everytime and let the inexperance of edwin GIDP

That would be a good reason to bat Dunn third. If he OBA was 1.000 becasue he was always walked , I like EE's chances of not hitting into too many DP's.

Really, you don't want Dunn hitting third because he might get on base too much?

Dunn's OBA has been close to 100 points more than Griffey's this year. THat spells 3rd in the lineup.

dsmith421
08-24-2006, 11:18 PM
El Sombrero takes a week swing at the second pitch and grounds to Durham. Two out.

Hennessey is a ground ball pitcher, this doesn't bode well.

Matt700wlw
08-24-2006, 11:18 PM
I want to see Dunn hit one into the cove.

George Foster
08-24-2006, 11:19 PM
Some of my fondest childhood memories is watching the Reds on their West Coast swings because that's the only games that were aired. I asked my mom why the people in the stands were wearing coats in August. She said Mark Twain said it best. Mark Twain said the coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco...

dsmith421
08-24-2006, 11:19 PM
Griffey bluffs a bunt, swings through an offspeed pitch, and then looks absolutely horrible on an inside pitch.

1-2-3 go the Reds in the first.

GridironGrace
08-24-2006, 11:20 PM
That would be a good reason to bat Dunn third. If he OBA was 1.000 becasue he was always walked , I like EE's chances of not hitting into too many DP's.

Really, you don't want Dunn hitting third because he might get on base too much?

Dunn's OBA has been close to 100 points more than Griffey's this year. THat spells 3rd in the lineup.

Id much rather see him batting with runners on.... this lineup is working right now.. dont touch it!!! lol

Not arguing your all wrong... not saying im right.. its just what I feel is the best right now. for him to bat 5th and protect Edwin vs RHP's and Aurilia vs LHPs They both been doing well because of it, and Dunn gets his regardless..... they see pitches because he's behind them... move him and they see diff stuff and it could throw them into... well i wont say it

GridironGrace
08-24-2006, 11:20 PM
dang it.......I checked.. this is the first time we've seen this guy.. so lets not help him out anymore than we gotta.

George Foster
08-24-2006, 11:20 PM
I want to see Dunn hit one into the cove.

I want to see Barry Bonds get some chin music and his uniform dirty:D

DoogMinAmo
08-24-2006, 11:21 PM
<jinx> Hennessey has a perfect game through 1! </jinx>

Matt700wlw
08-24-2006, 11:22 PM
Good start.

:bang:

GridironGrace
08-24-2006, 11:22 PM
I want to see Barry Bonds get some chin music and his uniform dirty:D

I dont wanna see anything but a Reds win... all that other stuff is just icing on the cake :)

dsmith421
08-24-2006, 11:22 PM
Bottom of the first
0-0

Eric Milton on the hill. Krukow: "this guy's fastball is pretty straight."

Randy Winn steps in, doing his oddly spastic motions, and then jacks a home run to left field. Eric Milton is freaking terrible.

1-0 San Francisco.

George Foster
08-24-2006, 11:22 PM
milton is a waste of o2

Edskin
08-24-2006, 11:22 PM
Wynn continues his utter mastery of Milton. 14 of 27 in his career.

GridironGrace
08-24-2006, 11:22 PM
ATTA BOY MILTON!! Get that out the way!!

now.. no more nothing!!!

guttle11
08-24-2006, 11:22 PM
Yes Welsh, leadoff HR's are rally killers.

Reds4Life
08-24-2006, 11:22 PM
Milton looking very Milton-esque with the lead off bomb.

OnBaseMachine
08-24-2006, 11:22 PM
Randy Winn?!?

reds44
08-24-2006, 11:23 PM
That was better then a BP fastball.

That ball was put on a tee.

Wheelhouse
08-24-2006, 11:23 PM
But the travel was sooooo loooong. Not even a day ooooooff. Maybe they need a nappy-poo.

VR
08-24-2006, 11:23 PM
Milty is all arm....let's hope he can loosen/warm up, or it's gonna be a longgggg night.

Matt700wlw
08-24-2006, 11:23 PM
Randy Winn?!?

Winn Dixie :D

dsmith421
08-24-2006, 11:23 PM
The slick-fielding Omar Vizquel steps in, and somewhere Albert Belle seethes. Vizquel pops up, Hatteberg snares it in front of the mound.

Cedric
08-24-2006, 11:23 PM
This road trip couldn't have started any worse.

Blame Milton.

RFS62
08-24-2006, 11:23 PM
That dinger was belt high, right down the middle with nothing on it

dsmith421
08-24-2006, 11:24 PM
Citizen Shea Hillenbrand, one of the most erudite, learned renaissance men of our time, strikes out on a pitch in the dirt. Two outs.

George Foster
08-24-2006, 11:24 PM
But the travel was sooooo loooong. Not even a day ooooooff. Maybe they need a nappy-poo.

They left Cincy at 7pm they got to San Fran at about 11 our time. Plenty of sleep

CTA513
08-24-2006, 11:24 PM
Milton is getting near the top for homeruns given up and thats even with him missing time for his knee injury.

:eek:

GridironGrace
08-24-2006, 11:25 PM
see? that hr was just miltons way of a pshyc out

Matt700wlw
08-24-2006, 11:25 PM
Someone needs to bean ball Bonds in the head just because

dsmith421
08-24-2006, 11:25 PM
Barry Bonds strolls in after a quick pit stop to replace a helmet that had exploded due to the rapid and unexplained growth of his enormous head. His first AB against Milton--it's a wonder he's hit 730 HRs without ever facing Milton. Krukow: "Milton gives up a lot of home runs to lefties." Good point. He also gives up a lot of home runs to little leaguers, old ladies, and small dogs.

Bonds skies to center.

End of one. 1-0, Giants.

guttle11
08-24-2006, 11:26 PM
Giants fans really like routine flyballs, huh?

VR
08-24-2006, 11:26 PM
Someone needs to bean ball Bonds in the head just because

the ball might break in half

GridironGrace
08-24-2006, 11:26 PM
tis ok

Edwins gonna single then dunn's gonna get one wet

Matt700wlw
08-24-2006, 11:26 PM
He juiced that one...

Yes, that was intentional.

Edskin
08-24-2006, 11:27 PM
His first AB against Milton--it's a wonder he's hit 730 HRs without ever facing Milton.

You gets repped for that!

Gallen5862
08-24-2006, 11:27 PM
WKKi is going in and out. What is the athena link? It worked good yesterday.

PuffyPig
08-24-2006, 11:27 PM
Someone needs to bean ball Bonds in the head just because

...just because.....?

you don't need a reason...

Matt700wlw
08-24-2006, 11:28 PM
...just because.....?

you don't need a reason...

True. :D

dsmith421
08-24-2006, 11:28 PM
Top of the second.

Edwin Encarnacion is your Reds hitter, and breaks his bat on a routine fly to left on the first pitch.

Not good. One out.

Cedric
08-24-2006, 11:29 PM
I'm afraid this is gonna be a Reds hacking night.

Edskin
08-24-2006, 11:29 PM
"You can't let Encarnacion get extended."

This is a real cliche'-

Is there a player you WANT to get extended?

George Foster
08-24-2006, 11:29 PM
EE just missed one...hit off the end of the bat...3 inches down on the barrel, and we are tied.

TheBigLebowski
08-24-2006, 11:29 PM
Ok....we need this game. Badly. I'm amped. May do the Tequila game again.

dsmith421
08-24-2006, 11:30 PM
The Great and Powerful Adam Dunn, Destroyer of Worlds and Buffets, glares menacingly at Hennessey. Dunn runs the count full, then hammers a ball right at Randy Winn. Two down.

GridironGrace
08-24-2006, 11:30 PM
wkki working fine for me... thanks for mentioning it

guttle11
08-24-2006, 11:30 PM
"You can't let Encarnacion get extended."

This is a real cliche'-

Is there a player you WANT to get extended?

:ughmamoru

Matt700wlw
08-24-2006, 11:30 PM
Dunn broke his bat too...

The Giants are cheating :D

George Foster
08-24-2006, 11:30 PM
That ball park looks huge

Coffeybro
08-24-2006, 11:30 PM
Someone needs to bean ball Bonds in the head just because

I know a player who has said he wanted to.

GridironGrace
08-24-2006, 11:31 PM
Way we swinging right now.. milton better be ready to get one of those.. ummm "quality starts"

dsmith421
08-24-2006, 11:31 PM
Rich Aurilia gets a nice round of applause as he returns to the scene of his greatest triumphs. Hennessey makes a mistake, but Aurilia is only able to poke it into the hole where Vizquel, as is his wont, makes a tough play look ordinary.

Six up and six down for the schizophrenic Reds offense.

Milton 1, Reds 0 through one and a half.

Matt700wlw
08-24-2006, 11:31 PM
Wayne...

Bring this pitcher back to Cincinnati with you.

Thanks.

guttle11
08-24-2006, 11:31 PM
Brad Hennessey has a PERFECT GAME though 2!! [/Mark Grace]

reds44
08-24-2006, 11:32 PM
I know a player who has said he wanted to.
:evil:


I wonder........

dsmith421
08-24-2006, 11:33 PM
Bottom of the second.

God, Milton sucks. Leaves the first pitch way up and Durham smokes it into the gap, a two-bagger. Garbage.

Falls City Beer
08-24-2006, 11:33 PM
Wayne...

Bring this pitcher back to Cincinnati with you.

Thanks.

He's really not all that great. But often neither are the Reds.

Edskin
08-24-2006, 11:34 PM
If Milton cut down on his home runs and extra base hits, he'd be one hell of a pitcher.

StillFunkyB
08-24-2006, 11:34 PM
I know a player who has said he wanted to.

Tony Womack? :evil: :laugh:

George Foster
08-24-2006, 11:34 PM
Milton could throw a watermellon up in the zone

GridironGrace
08-24-2006, 11:34 PM
dang milt.. u looveeeeeeeee lead off hitters or something

reds44
08-24-2006, 11:34 PM
Paris is getting hit hard.

TheBigLebowski
08-24-2006, 11:34 PM
Come on, Milty..

Edskin
08-24-2006, 11:34 PM
Fellow Oklahoman Johnny Bench in the booth tonight

Matt700wlw
08-24-2006, 11:34 PM
He's really not all that great. But often neither are the Reds.

Induces a lot of grounders though....something lacking a GABP

Matt700wlw
08-24-2006, 11:35 PM
Fellow Oklahoman Johnny Bench in the booth tonight

...and the speculation begins :evil:

dsmith421
08-24-2006, 11:35 PM
Peter Happy steps in for the Jints with Durham on second. John Bench with the Giants crew, who are sitting outside close to the field and look uncomfortably cold. Mr. Happy takes two balls for the first time in his life. He then hits a colossal home run to left.

3-0 Giants.

TheBigLebowski
08-24-2006, 11:35 PM
I hope these guys aren't playing crappy simply because the Cards lost and a win here would put us in a first place tie...

Matt700wlw
08-24-2006, 11:35 PM
Pull Milton now.

flyer85
08-24-2006, 11:36 PM
not a good start.

I fear what this trip might turn in to.

reds44
08-24-2006, 11:36 PM
Stop.


Homer time.

George Foster
08-24-2006, 11:36 PM
this guy is really bad, sleep might do us some good tonignt

Reds4Life
08-24-2006, 11:36 PM
This is going well, way to go Milty!

RedsMan3203
08-24-2006, 11:36 PM
Milton doesn't have his mojo tonight boys... Lets hope the bats wake up.. or we could be in trouble.

RFS62
08-24-2006, 11:36 PM
Teed up again

BrooklynRedz
08-24-2006, 11:36 PM
That ball park looks huge

Not big enough for Milton.

Cedric
08-24-2006, 11:36 PM
Yeah, Pedro Feliz is incredibly bad.

But I knew he would kill the Reds staff.

CTA513
08-24-2006, 11:36 PM
Milton is off to a wonderful start tonight.

:help:

TheBigLebowski
08-24-2006, 11:36 PM
The Nine Million Dollar Mistake.

OldXOhio
08-24-2006, 11:37 PM
Tonight's early 3 run deficit brought to you once again by Eric Milton

Matt700wlw
08-24-2006, 11:37 PM
Not big enough for Milton.

Yellowstone isn't big enough for Milton.

Falls City Beer
08-24-2006, 11:37 PM
Yeah, Pedro Feliz is incredibly bad.

But I knew he would kill the Reds staff.

I bet he doesn't make a dent in any of the other pitchers this weekend. Milton's just miraculously bad.

GridironGrace
08-24-2006, 11:37 PM
Milton just not ready to bare the pressure of a 1st place team, or the playoff race?

cmon........ somethings wrong. He's only had one other start i can think of that started like this and he landed on teh DL after.. hopefully something aint wrong.. but whatevers going on he better fix it we need him for 5 to 6 innings and we need to still be in the game..

Please dont start off our road trip with an embarassing loss

reds44
08-24-2006, 11:37 PM
The good news is, at this rate we will all be in bed by 11 eastern.

Matt700wlw
08-24-2006, 11:37 PM
WOW! Freel!!!

RedsMan3203
08-24-2006, 11:37 PM
Holy Freeeeeeeel

OldXOhio
08-24-2006, 11:37 PM
Milton doesn't have his mojo tonight boys... Lets hope the bats wake up.. or we could be in trouble.

didn't know the guy had any to begin with

dsmith421
08-24-2006, 11:37 PM
The Reds best chance in this game is Milton getting struck by lightning or hit by a cable car. He is absolutely KILLING this team, half of his starts he gives them no chance to win.

Steve Finley loops one to right and Freel makes yet another highlight film catch. Unbelieveable. He ends up clutching the ball like a little baby.

Reds4Life
08-24-2006, 11:37 PM
Freel is the human highlight reel, another amazing play.

Edskin
08-24-2006, 11:37 PM
He's ridiculous

reds44
08-24-2006, 11:38 PM
Farney!!!!!

George Foster
08-24-2006, 11:38 PM
Freel is a walking web gem.... Steve Stewart is wrong...he cought it

reds44
08-24-2006, 11:38 PM
Johnny Bench is going nuts on the fans behind him!!!!

:lol:

dsmith421
08-24-2006, 11:38 PM
Eliezar (I am not Edgardo, so quit sending me hate mail) Alfonzo hits a promising looking shot to left that Dunn flags down. Two down.

Cedric
08-24-2006, 11:38 PM
How exactly does Eric Milton get anyone out?

reds44
08-24-2006, 11:39 PM
That was a long, hard out.

GridironGrace
08-24-2006, 11:39 PM
wait let me guess

who usually catches milton?

Virginia Beach Reds
08-24-2006, 11:39 PM
Milton is throwing gophers up there tonight.

Reminds me of last week of the 2 touchdown reds win.

George Foster
08-24-2006, 11:39 PM
Freel is the human highlight reel, another amazing play.

Our best outfilder is playing rightfield:confused:

dsmith421
08-24-2006, 11:39 PM
Henessey hits a hard drive to right that Freel easily runs down.

End of two innings, Eric Milton 3, Reds 0. It's a good thing we're not paying him NINE MILLION DOLLARS to suck abjectly.

TheBigLebowski
08-24-2006, 11:39 PM
This is a glorified game of tee ball right now.

Kc61
08-24-2006, 11:40 PM
I have complained that I have had my Larue quota. I just can't watch him anymore.

Now I have to add Eric Milton. Enough already.

George Foster
08-24-2006, 11:40 PM
Milton is throwing gophers up there tonight.

Reminds me of last week of the 2 touchdown reds win.

that was tuesday night...:D

Reds4Life
08-24-2006, 11:40 PM
It's going to be a loooooooooooong night, even on the outs the Giants are hammering Milton.

Virginia Beach Reds
08-24-2006, 11:40 PM
He's ridiculous

not to revisit, but no way does Kearns even get close to that one.

OldXOhio
08-24-2006, 11:41 PM
Eric Milton.....NINE MILLION DOLLARS

darnit if I didn't just vomit all over my shoes....again

George Foster
08-24-2006, 11:41 PM
I have complained that I have had my Larue quota. I just can't watch him anymore.

Now I have to add Eric Milton. Enough already.

What's Ironic is that Williams got the win tonight for the Mets...:laugh:

GridironGrace
08-24-2006, 11:41 PM
man we gotta make this a game anyways..

Cards lose and we must get the jitters.

It's almost like we are scared of holding 1st place

RedsMan3203
08-24-2006, 11:42 PM
This is a doggy dogg fourm...

One time everyone loves Mitlon, the next time everyone hates him... You need to make up your mind.

GridironGrace
08-24-2006, 11:42 PM
lets go 789.. 789 kick start this engine we need 10 runs 2nite

Cedric
08-24-2006, 11:42 PM
man we gotta make this a game anyways..

Cards lose and we must get the jitters.

It's almost like we are scared of holding 1st place

Or Milton is just horrible. It's not jitters.

reds44
08-24-2006, 11:42 PM
man we gotta make this a game anyways..

Cards lose and we must get the jitters.

It's almost like we are scared of holding 1st place
It's not the jitters, it is having a bad pitcher on the mound.

dsmith421
08-24-2006, 11:42 PM
Top of the third.
3-0 Giants, as the Reds lay yet another egg in a huge, huge game.

Brandon Phillips steps up and cracks a no-nonsense single through the box.

Kc61
08-24-2006, 11:42 PM
man we gotta make this a game anyways..

Cards lose and we must get the jitters.

It's almost like we are scared of holding 1st place

No jitters. Just Milton.

Falls City Beer
08-24-2006, 11:43 PM
This is a doggy dogg fourm...

One time everyone loves Mitlon, the next time everyone hates him... You need to make up your mind.

Dude. I loath Milton with blinding consistency.

CTA513
08-24-2006, 11:43 PM
After Milton hurt his knee earlier in the year he hasnt thrown nearly has hard as he used to.
He barely gets it up to 90 mph and it seems like he is usually around 87-88 mph.

GridironGrace
08-24-2006, 11:43 PM
This is a doggy dogg fourm...

One time everyone loves Mitlon, the next time everyone hates him... You need to make up your mind.

I like milton.. but i keep BELIEVING he's gonna do well then BANG.. he does this........ I felt GREAT about 2nites matchup until tthe 2nd inning..

WTG PHILLIPS

reds44
08-24-2006, 11:43 PM
Ross will pull a Milton.

Matt700wlw
08-24-2006, 11:43 PM
This is a doggy dogg fourm...

One time everyone loves Mitlon, the next time everyone hates him... You need to make up your mind.

I don't dislike him.

I dislike what he's doing tonight...

George Foster
08-24-2006, 11:43 PM
This is a doggy dogg fourm...

One time everyone loves Mitlon, the next time everyone hates him... You need to make up your mind.

Is it doggy dogg forum or dog-eat-dog forum:D

Falls City Beer
08-24-2006, 11:44 PM
I don't dislike him.

I dislike what he's doing tonight...

When he pitches well...it's a fluke. :)

OldXOhio
08-24-2006, 11:44 PM
This is a doggy dogg fourm...

One time everyone loves Mitlon, the next time everyone hates him... You need to make up your mind.

I think that I can safely say that there has never, ever been a time on here when everyone has loved Milton.

Matt700wlw
08-24-2006, 11:44 PM
Dude. I loath Milton with blinding consistency.

Really? We didn't know that :evil:

dsmith421
08-24-2006, 11:45 PM
Bench talking about the winning attitude on the BRM. I get the idea this team may not have that swagger. Fair enough though, Bench was playing with numerous hall-of-famers, our guys dress next to Royce Clayton.

Dave Ross at the plate. Ross has a very upright batting stance, leading me to wonder if he might struggle against guys like Hennessey who keep the ball down. Like clockwork, he pops up in foul territory. One out.

Heath
08-24-2006, 11:45 PM
I hate not having an off day starting a Western Swing.

Yet, the scheduling idiots...errr.. makers give us off days inbetween homestands on 4 separate occasions.

I'd hate to be negative here, but I wasn't planning on a Reds win tonight because of the time difference.

Matt700wlw
08-24-2006, 11:45 PM
This would be a good time for Milton to help himself...

George Foster
08-24-2006, 11:46 PM
Ross has to lay off the outside pitch...he was to hungry

RedsMan3203
08-24-2006, 11:46 PM
You all are treating it like he has given up 7 runs... But, he has only given up 3 with alot of hard hits... hopefully he finds something and starts missing some bats here.e

dsmith421
08-24-2006, 11:46 PM
Milton squares to bunt with Phillips dancing aggressively off first.

How come Johnny never talks about the '82 Reds?!?

Excellent bunt. Phillips to second with two away.

OldXOhio
08-24-2006, 11:47 PM
This would be a good time for Milton to help himself...

I was thinking more along the lines of a pinch hitter

Falls City Beer
08-24-2006, 11:47 PM
Really? We didn't know that :evil:

I don't like being called wishy-washy. ;)

My hate should burn into your memory cells.

Heath
08-24-2006, 11:47 PM
standing at second what could have been in Cleveland with a "passing of the torch".

George Foster
08-24-2006, 11:48 PM
I hate not having an off day starting a Western Swing.

Yet, the scheduling idiots...errr.. makers give us off days inbetween homestands on 4 separate occasions.

I'd hate to be negative here, but I wasn't planning on a Reds win tonight because of the time difference.

Personally when traveling to the left coast, the time change is no big deal, it's coming home that takes several days to get normal again.

Heath
08-24-2006, 11:48 PM
How come Johnny never talks about the '82 Reds?!?


You mean when he was "player-manager" :D

TheBigLebowski
08-24-2006, 11:48 PM
I think he shoulda let Milton swing the bat. Even if he GDP, we've got the top of the order leading off next inning.

Cedric
08-24-2006, 11:49 PM
I think he shoulda let Milton swing the bat. Even if he GDP, we've got the top of the order leading off next inning.

Right about now I'd rather Freel not be involved in an inning.

dsmith421
08-24-2006, 11:49 PM
The Flying Squirrel in for his second time at bat. Hennessey seems overly concerned about Phillips.

Bench is going on and on about something involving Bruce Sutter and fake beards.

Freel hits a soft grounder to second, Durham gets him by a step.

3-0 Giants through two and a half.

SteelSD
08-24-2006, 11:50 PM
This Giants broadcast with Johnny Bench is one of the best I've ever listened to.

REDREAD
08-24-2006, 11:50 PM
Personally when traveling to the left coast, the time change is no big deal, it's coming home that takes several days to get normal again.

I've got to agree with that. It's easier going west than east.

The game didn't start until 10 pm EST.. the guys had plenty of time to sleep in (Yes, I realize they have to be at the park before game timte).

George Foster
08-24-2006, 11:51 PM
The Flying Squirrel in for his second time at bat. Hennessey seems overly concerned about Phillips.

Bench is going on and on about something involving Bruce Sutter and fake beards.

Freel hits a soft grounder to second, Durham gets him by a step.

3-0 Giants through two and a half.

Is Bench on the radio?

Heath
08-24-2006, 11:51 PM
Personally when traveling to the left coast, the time change is no big deal, it's coming home that takes several days to get normal again.

I've not done much traveling to the left coast, but I would think that now the players feel like it's 10:48 instead of 7:48 and they have to ramp it up for the next 3 hours, when the body is geared towards rest.

If your theory is true - its' gonna suck Labor Day - they have a 5:10 game the day they get back from San Diego.

TheBigLebowski
08-24-2006, 11:51 PM
I hope Jerry has a quick hook with Milty if he even sniffs trouble this next inning. This game is too important.

OnBaseMachine
08-24-2006, 11:52 PM
I was planning on staying up and watching this one, but nevermind now. Brad 'friggin Hennessey is making Reds hitters look foolish and Milton is throwing batting practice again.

dsmith421
08-24-2006, 11:52 PM
Bottom of the third.
3-0 Giants.

Known slugger Randy Winn lifts a fly to right. Automatic. One out.

reds44
08-24-2006, 11:52 PM
I was planning on staying up and watching this one, but nevermind now. Brad 'friggin Hennessey is making Reds hitters look foolish and Milton is throwing batting practice again.
It's the 3rd inning.

Matt700wlw
08-24-2006, 11:52 PM
Winn Dixie doesn't do it this time

Heath
08-24-2006, 11:52 PM
For a big looking park - the Giants sure have an old team defensively.

Matt700wlw
08-24-2006, 11:53 PM
I was planning on staying up and watching this one, but nevermind now. Brad 'friggin Hennessey is making Reds hitters look foolish and Milton is throwing batting practice again.

Giving up after 2.5 innings?

Your loss....have fun!

Edskin
08-24-2006, 11:53 PM
Kids announcing the batter at games should be OUTLAWED. My Goodness, it's about the most annoying thing in the world. I'd backhand my kid if he ever did that.

Big Klu
08-24-2006, 11:53 PM
This is a doggy dogg fourm...

Fo' shizzle.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ae/Snoop_Dogg_Hawaii.jpg/220px-Snoop_Dogg_Hawaii.jpg

dsmith421
08-24-2006, 11:53 PM
Daniel Del Carlo, 9, of San Jose, hot-dogs the introduction of Omar Vizquel.

Vizquel then absolutely rockets a Milton "fastball" the other way for a base hit.

Heath
08-24-2006, 11:53 PM
Giving up after 2.5 innings?

Your loss....have fun!

Its late and Match Game is on GSN.

:D

reds44
08-24-2006, 11:53 PM
Kids announcing the batter at games should be OUTLAWED. My Goodness, it's about the most annoying thing in the world. I'd backhand my kid if he ever did that.
:rolleyes:

flyer85
08-24-2006, 11:53 PM
I hope Jerry has a quick hook Narron never has a quick hook. He is the anti-Sparky

REDREAD
08-24-2006, 11:53 PM
I was planning on staying up and watching this one, but nevermind now. Brad 'friggin Hennessey is making Reds hitters look foolish and Milton is throwing batting practice again.

Come on, stay up and stay with the party for at least a couple more innings..

George Foster
08-24-2006, 11:54 PM
There are kids pitching in the LL world series that have better stuff than Milton...I'm deadly serious

Edskin
08-24-2006, 11:54 PM
reds44-- c'mon bro, joke.

dsmith421
08-24-2006, 11:54 PM
Shea Hillenbrand takes some time off from his lecture series at the Art Museum explicating "Tristram Shandy" to bat a second time. Hillenbrand hits a mighty pop up that Encarnacion handles in a poetic fashion. Two outs.

Matt700wlw
08-24-2006, 11:54 PM
There are kids pitching in the LL world series that have better stuff than Milton...I'm deadly serious

Sadly, you're right...

Those kids shouldn't be throwing curves and sliders though....Somewhere, Kremcheck cringes.

SteelSD
08-24-2006, 11:55 PM
I don't like being called wishy-washy. ;)

My hate should burn into your memory cells.

My first comment about the Eric Milton signing:

SteelSD 12/27/2004: Good lord. What a waste of cash.

I have never wavered.

dsmith421
08-24-2006, 11:55 PM
All natural slugger Barry Bonds steps in, having just applied something identified by the Giants announcers as "moisturizer" to his arms.

Bonds hits a ground ball into the shift, Phillips with a nice play.

3-0 Giants after three innings.

Matt700wlw
08-24-2006, 11:56 PM
:lol:

Heath
08-24-2006, 11:56 PM
So, wonder if Bench will wander over to the FSN booth...

OnBaseMachine
08-24-2006, 11:57 PM
Come on, stay up and stay with the party for at least a couple more innings..

I've gotta get up for work at 6:30. I love the Reds, but they look lost at the plate tonight, and Milton is pitching like, well, Milton. It's just not worth it. But I'll be up for the whole game tomorrow night.

George Foster
08-24-2006, 11:57 PM
Is Bench doing radio or TV?

VR
08-24-2006, 11:57 PM
Milton owns Bonds

Edskin
08-24-2006, 11:57 PM
Bench had a plane to catch.....at least that's what the SF announcers said.

TheBigLebowski
08-24-2006, 11:57 PM
Ok..better inning..still not missing bats, however.

I am changing hats. First scoreless inning, first pull of the tequila.

CTA513
08-24-2006, 11:58 PM
Sadly, you're right...

Those kids shouldn't be throwing curves and sliders though....Somewhere, Kremcheck cringes.

Cringes? he sees dollar signs.

:p:

REDREAD
08-24-2006, 11:58 PM
I've gotta get up for work at 6:30. I love the Reds, but they look lost at the plate tonight, and Milton is pitching like, well, Milton. It's just not worth it. But I'll be up for the whole game tomorrow night.

Ok, I don't blame you.. Just had to try to keep you in there.

PuffyPig
08-24-2006, 11:58 PM
It's the 3rd inning.

Why bother, the Reds are going to get swept (again).:laugh:

Reds Nd2
08-24-2006, 11:58 PM
reds44-- c'mon bro, joke.

Wasn't really all that funny.

Cedric
08-24-2006, 11:59 PM
Swings at ball four. What's up with Hatteberg and that lately?

Big Klu
08-24-2006, 11:59 PM
I hate not having an off day starting a Western Swing.

Bob Wills is still the king.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a1/Bob_Wills.jpg/240px-Bob_Wills.jpg

dsmith421
08-24-2006, 11:59 PM
For the record, Sunday is Mexican Heritage Day and they are giving away huge sombreros with the SF logo to those who buy tickets for a speical section. I am fluent in Spanish, but my Irish skin tone will give me away. Damnation, because I need that item!

Hatteberg loops a lazy fly to Winn in right. One out.

reds44
08-24-2006, 11:59 PM
reds44-- c'mon bro, joke.
Not a good one.

OnBaseMachine
08-24-2006, 11:59 PM
Why bother, the Reds are going to get swept (again).:laugh:

Why do you always try to start something with me? I didn't do anything to you, so why do you always act like an ass to me? Back off.

Matt700wlw
08-24-2006, 11:59 PM
I've gotta get up for work at 6:30.

ouch.

Heath
08-24-2006, 11:59 PM
Balco grounds out.

She's playing baseball??

http://i.timeinc.net/ew/dynamic/imgs/030714/18913__falco_l.jpg

dsmith421
08-25-2006, 12:00 AM
Ken Griffey loops the first pitch straight to Bonds in left. Two outs.

We look like absolute clueless crap. At least they could convince themselves that they suck and do the dead cat bounce, right?

OldXOhio
08-25-2006, 12:00 AM
My first comment about the Eric Milton signing:

SteelSD 12/27/2004: Good lord. What a waste of cash.

I have never wavered.

standing :clap:

reds44
08-25-2006, 12:00 AM
Griffey.


WHY???

Edskin
08-25-2006, 12:00 AM
maybe not, but an obvious joke nontheless

George Foster
08-25-2006, 12:00 AM
The dodgers shelled this guy his last start. 1 inning, 6 earned runs

TheBigLebowski
08-25-2006, 12:01 AM
This game is quickly getting on my nerves.

reds44
08-25-2006, 12:01 AM
maybe not, but an obvious joke nontheless
Go on RL and check out a thread about on ovbious joke.

Still doesn't mean it is right.

dsmith421
08-25-2006, 12:01 AM
Hennessey looking for another easy inning. He gets it. Grounder to shortstop. NO, catcher's interference is called and Edwin is awarded first.

OldXOhio
08-25-2006, 12:01 AM
I have to be up at 4:00

(not sure if that makes me tougher or just dumber?)

Matt700wlw
08-25-2006, 12:01 AM
Ooo...a break.

dsmith421
08-25-2006, 12:02 AM
Dunner up with a chance to really do sometyhing good...and he singles to right on the first pitch, Edwin hustling to third.

Heath
08-25-2006, 12:02 AM
Makes sense. EdE sure looked like he swung harder.

Matt700wlw
08-25-2006, 12:02 AM
I have to be up at 4:00

(not sure if that makes me tougher or just dumber?)

I'll STILL be up at 4:00 :lol:

Edskin
08-25-2006, 12:02 AM
How many cather's interfeerences did Narron throw away by sitting EE all those games?????

PuffyPig
08-25-2006, 12:02 AM
Why do you always try to start something with me? I didn't do anything to you, so why do you always act like an ass to me? Back off.

You're probably right, but for once it would be nice if you didn't give up when we fall behind by 2-3 runs.

reds44
08-25-2006, 12:02 AM
Stop swinging at the 1st pitch!!!!!

3 times this inning.

Heath
08-25-2006, 12:03 AM
http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com/sf/photo/2003_community/cookbook_aurilia_200.jpg

Matt700wlw
08-25-2006, 12:04 AM
quit stranding people!!!!!

dsmith421
08-25-2006, 12:05 AM
Nature Boy steps in, promising to bring PAIN to his old ballclub.

Absolutely garbage strike call on the first pitch, that was six inches outside. Grrrrr.

Dunn rocked that single, BTW, between the second baseman and the first baseman in the shift.

Aurilia with a soft fly ball to Finley. Great pitch by Hennessey. And that reminds me, time for some bourbon.

Through three and a half, Eric Milton's wonderful pitching stakes the Reds to a dominant 0-3 deficit.