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Razor Shines
08-25-2006, 11:22 PM
R Freel RF
S Hatteberg 1B
K Griffey Jr CF
E Encarnacion 3B
A Dunn LF
R Aurilia SS
B Phillips 2B
LaRue C
Harang P

Razor Shines
08-25-2006, 11:24 PM
Bot. 1st 1-0 Reds

1 down FO to left.

GOREDSGO32
08-25-2006, 11:24 PM
Merge my thread into this one someone ... since you beat me by a minute.

Razor Shines
08-25-2006, 11:26 PM
Single for Vizquel. I knew as soon as I made one there would be another.

OesterPoster
08-25-2006, 11:27 PM
Everyone hit Morris pretty hard that first inning. Hopefully a sign of more good ABs later on.

Razor Shines
08-25-2006, 11:27 PM
Vizquel steals 2nd, kind of.

Razor Shines
08-25-2006, 11:28 PM
single. 1st and 2nd.

OesterPoster
08-25-2006, 11:28 PM
How was that not an out?

Razor Shines
08-25-2006, 11:29 PM
Bonds singles to center. 1-1.

Razor Shines
08-25-2006, 11:30 PM
How was that not an out?
I went to the kitchen and missed it.

Razor Shines
08-25-2006, 11:32 PM
Line out to short. 2 down

OesterPoster
08-25-2006, 11:34 PM
Harang did give up a run, but it sure looks like he has good stuff tonight. His fastball was hitting 93-94, and his slider looks active.

If I just jinxed him, you can beat me up. :)

Razor Shines
08-25-2006, 11:35 PM
PO to Harang. Inning over.

Razor Shines
08-25-2006, 11:36 PM
Harang did give up a run, but it sure looks like he has good stuff tonight. His fastball was hitting 93-94, and his slider looks active.

If I just jinxed him, you can beat me up. :)
Yeah I was thinking the same thing. Bonds is the only one who hit the ball somewhat solidly.

Razor Shines
08-25-2006, 11:37 PM
Dunn Ks. 1 out.

Razor Shines
08-25-2006, 11:39 PM
Wow, nice catch by Omar. 2 down.

Razor Shines
08-25-2006, 11:39 PM
Phillips lines out to rf. 3 out.

Razor Shines
08-25-2006, 11:41 PM
"Oh Fudgems"

Razor Shines
08-25-2006, 11:42 PM
FO to Dunn.

Razor Shines
08-25-2006, 11:44 PM
Single to Center.

Razor Shines
08-25-2006, 11:44 PM
Morris pops the bunt to Larue. 2 down.

Razor Shines
08-25-2006, 11:47 PM
Bouncing single to left for Winn. Already 5 hits for the Giants.

Razor Shines
08-25-2006, 11:47 PM
Omar grounds to BP. Inning over.

Razor Shines
08-25-2006, 11:50 PM
Nice effort by Feliz, Larue with an infield single.

GOREDSGO32
08-25-2006, 11:52 PM
Wow, you can hear Marty in the background it sounds like he was coaching Steve Stewart's call on that basehit.

Razor Shines
08-25-2006, 11:53 PM
Harang K's on the foul bunt.

OesterPoster
08-25-2006, 11:53 PM
Harang returns the favor. Strikeout attempting to bunt. Argh!

GOREDSGO32
08-25-2006, 11:54 PM
2nd and 3rd one out! Yeahh

Razor Shines
08-25-2006, 11:54 PM
Double down the LF line for Freel. 2nd and 3rd.

Razor Shines
08-25-2006, 11:55 PM
Hatte PO to short right. Could have used a hit there.

OesterPoster
08-25-2006, 11:55 PM
Come on Griff. Need a big 2-out hit here.

GOREDSGO32
08-25-2006, 11:57 PM
Blown opportunities ... typical Reds LOB inning.

Razor Shines
08-25-2006, 11:58 PM
Jr. grounds to second. 3 down. Hate to waste a hit by LaRue.

Razor Shines
08-26-2006, 12:00 AM
Hillenbrand homers to left. Not a good pitch.

GOREDSGO32
08-26-2006, 12:00 AM
HR Giants up 2-1. How things turn. I wish we could have comfortable 15-0 games more often.

Razor Shines
08-26-2006, 12:01 AM
Wow maybe EE can play short. Nice pick. 1 down.

Razor Shines
08-26-2006, 12:02 AM
PO to Rich. 2 down

Razor Shines
08-26-2006, 12:04 AM
FO to Dunn. inning over.

Razor Shines
08-26-2006, 12:06 AM
EE doubles to left.

OesterPoster
08-26-2006, 12:07 AM
Nice hit by EE. Now let's not waste a leadoff double.

Razor Shines
08-26-2006, 12:07 AM
Dunn K's. 1 out.

Razor Shines
08-26-2006, 12:09 AM
RA out 2 down.

OesterPoster
08-26-2006, 12:10 AM
Another runner left in scoring position.

:bang:

Razor Shines
08-26-2006, 12:14 AM
Feliz with a single.

Razor Shines
08-26-2006, 12:16 AM
FO to Dunn. 1 out.

Razor Shines
08-26-2006, 12:17 AM
Morris sacrafices Feliz to 2nd. 2 out.

Razor Shines
08-26-2006, 12:19 AM
Winn flies to Jr. Inning over.

Razor Shines
08-26-2006, 12:21 AM
Larue flies to Winn. 1 out.

Razor Shines
08-26-2006, 12:27 AM
Vizquel k's 1 out.

Razor Shines
08-26-2006, 12:28 AM
Nice play by Hatte, 2 down.

Razor Shines
08-26-2006, 12:30 AM
FO to CF for Bonds. Inning over. Still 2-1 Giants. We really need to make Morris work this inning, and either knock him out now or make this his last inning. So many of our guys don't hit him well.

Razor Shines
08-26-2006, 12:31 AM
Hatte grounds to 2nd. 1 out.

Razor Shines
08-26-2006, 12:32 AM
Jr. grounds to Morris. Not making him work very hard.

Razor Shines
08-26-2006, 12:33 AM
EE grounds the 2nd pitch to 3rd. I think he threw 6-7 pitches that inning. Not too good.

Razor Shines
08-26-2006, 12:41 AM
Infield single for Finley.

Razor Shines
08-26-2006, 12:44 AM
GO to EE, Finely to 2nd. 2 down.

Razor Shines
08-26-2006, 12:45 AM
IBB to Alfonzo.

jesusfan
08-26-2006, 12:46 AM
Harang up over 100 pitches now... Hopefully we get to Harang's spot next inning and Narron is forced to make a decision...

jesusfan
08-26-2006, 12:47 AM
Morris grounds to RA... Dunn-Rich-BP due up! Run's please!

Razor Shines
08-26-2006, 12:47 AM
Morris GO to Rich, inning over.

jesusfan
08-26-2006, 12:49 AM
I wish Dunn would get ahold of one right here!!

Razor Shines
08-26-2006, 12:50 AM
Dunn grounds to Short.

Razor Shines
08-26-2006, 12:53 AM
RA grounds to 3rd. 2 down.

jesusfan
08-26-2006, 12:53 AM
Matt Morris is owning us right now... Hopefully we play the role of "cardiac kids" again...

Razor Shines
08-26-2006, 12:54 AM
And BP grounds to 3rd.

Razor Shines
08-26-2006, 12:55 AM
Yeah I don't know what his pitch count is, but it can't be very high.

jesusfan
08-26-2006, 12:56 AM
78 pitches... pitiful!

jesusfan
08-26-2006, 12:57 AM
Harang back out there...

jesusfan
08-26-2006, 12:57 AM
Winn pops to Hatte... 1 down

Razor Shines
08-26-2006, 12:57 AM
Winn pops to Hatte, 1 down.

RedsFanatic
08-26-2006, 12:58 AM
Is anyone else severly irritated by this game? Morris is absolutely owning us. He is not this good.

jesusfan
08-26-2006, 12:58 AM
single by Vizquel...

jesusfan
08-26-2006, 12:59 AM
SB easy for Omar...

Razor Shines
08-26-2006, 01:00 AM
Just go ahead and do it my lord. I'm watching too much of The Big Lebowski on another channel.

Razor Shines
08-26-2006, 01:01 AM
I gotta say I think he was safe too.

jesusfan
08-26-2006, 01:01 AM
well here we go!

Razor Shines
08-26-2006, 01:02 AM
Oh I can't believe he's leaving Harang out there.

jesusfan
08-26-2006, 01:02 AM
5-4-3 dp

Razor Shines
08-26-2006, 01:02 AM
Huge DP there. Nice turn.

BigREDSfaninKY
08-26-2006, 01:03 AM
For a guy a with a bad knee, Bonds got down the line pretty quick. Closer than I thought it would be.

jesusfan
08-26-2006, 01:04 AM
LaRue's out and he's mad... I just seen him walk down into the tunnel!!

GOREDSGO32
08-26-2006, 01:06 AM
Hollandsworth K's for ninth time in 20 plate appearances.

Razor Shines
08-26-2006, 01:06 AM
Larue could have watched a third strike.

BigREDSfaninKY
08-26-2006, 01:08 AM
Harang's inability to lay that bunt down earlier is looming larger and larger as each out is made.

jesusfan
08-26-2006, 01:09 AM
This is the worst offensive performance I have seen all season... Hands down, after Griffey's homer nothing has happened!

Razor Shines
08-26-2006, 01:10 AM
As good a job as we did against Pettite the other night of making him work even though he was on his game, we're doing the opposite tonight. Morris is on but we're not fouling off pitches and working the count.

jesusfan
08-26-2006, 01:10 AM
88 pitches through 8 innings... Hopefully we see Benitez for the 9th... I seriously doubt it though....

jesusfan
08-26-2006, 01:11 AM
Franklin in once again... Maybe a good luck charm, everytime he comes in we find a way to get him the win...

jesusfan
08-26-2006, 01:13 AM
Durham grounds to 2nd.. 1 down

BigREDSfaninKY
08-26-2006, 01:14 AM
88 pitches through 8 innings... Hopefully we see Benitez for the 9th... I seriously doubt it though....


Out of those 88 pitches, 64 are for strikes. Impressive.

jesusfan
08-26-2006, 01:15 AM
Franklin walks Finley...

Razor Shines
08-26-2006, 01:16 AM
Benitez throwing

Razor Shines
08-26-2006, 01:17 AM
Phillips has got to stop that ball, no matter what.

Razor Shines
08-26-2006, 01:19 AM
Big K by Franklin.

jesusfan
08-26-2006, 01:19 AM
Now walk this guy, force Felipe to make a move!

GOREDSGO32
08-26-2006, 01:22 AM
Game over boys. Back in 2nd, lose a game in the WC. We give up a freaking 2 run hit to a freaking pitcher. What a friggin joke.

Razor Shines
08-26-2006, 01:23 AM
Well maybe that running will wear him out some.

jesusfan
08-26-2006, 01:24 AM
I don't know what to think anymore...

Billy_Bearcat
08-26-2006, 01:26 AM
Chris Welsh said it best..."You walked the number eight hitter for a reason....and it wasn't to throw a first pitch cookie to the pitcher."

Razor Shines
08-26-2006, 01:26 AM
We've got the right part of the order up.

Razor Shines
08-26-2006, 01:28 AM
I'd love to see a walk here.

jesusfan
08-26-2006, 01:30 AM
Hatte grounds to 1st... batting .260 this month...

corycrozier
08-26-2006, 01:30 AM
Wow, it was nice being in first place for 24 hours! This game sucks!

Razor Shines
08-26-2006, 01:30 AM
2 down.

jesusfan
08-26-2006, 01:30 AM
Yeah... we sure play well when the pressure is on dont we!

Razor Shines
08-26-2006, 01:32 AM
EE pops out to end the game.

GOREDSGO32
08-26-2006, 01:33 AM
Wow this game was just complete junk. Now is about the worst time to start losing games because teams behind us, like SD and Philly are playing some pretty hot baseball. If we even play mediocre baseball like this, the rest of this roadtrip, you can forget the playoffs with the way the phillies and padres are playing.

MississippiRed
08-26-2006, 01:36 AM
Game over boys. Back in 2nd, lose a game in the WC. We give up a freaking 2 run hit to a freaking pitcher. What a friggin joke.

I really wish we could hear what Hume said to Franklin when he made his mound visit. Do you think it was something like this? "Just lay one in there on the first pitch and get ahead. He won't be expecting it." Or maybe it was, "He's had a lot of trouble in the past with mediocre fastballs down the middle." Or it could have been, "Let's let them get some more runs this inning so we don't risk an extra inning game with a day game tomorrow."

I am so frustrated that every time we get a smell of first place, we seem to forget how to hit (or sacrifice). Harang, without his best stuff, gives us a great chance to win and keep a share of the NL Central lead. :bang:

Razor Shines
08-26-2006, 01:37 AM
Wow this game was just complete junk. Now is about the worst time to start losing games because teams behind us, like SD and Philly are playing some pretty hot baseball. If we even play mediocre baseball like this, the rest of this roadtrip, you can forget the playoffs with the way the phillies and padres are playing.
We've still won 5-7. Do you think we're going to win the rest of the games this season? Yeah it was a frustrating loss, but the season's not quite over. But you and I have been through this before.......so oh well.

RedsFanatic
08-26-2006, 01:40 AM
How do you only get 3 hits off of Morris? I know Morris had it working, his hook was good. But MM is a mediocre pitcher. The top of the order hit rockets off of MM in the first inning but everything after that was weak.

GOREDSGO32
08-26-2006, 01:53 AM
We've still won 5-7. Do you think we're going to win the rest of the games this season? Yeah it was a frustrating loss, but the season's not quite over. But you and I have been through this before.......so oh well.

I didn't say the season was over, the point is as decent as we are playing, the Phillies and San Diego are sure not letting up. And losing the series to the Cards, and with a golden opportunity with 7 against the Cards and going 3-4 just made it much harder. When you don't take advantage of opportunities, 5 of 7 itself isn't even good enough to get breathing room.

You can't lose on just stupid stuff like this. The lack of offense's ability to drive in RISP (broken record) is just ridiculous. And giving up two runs from a friggin pitcher is absolutely crazy. I just don't get this team .. we have a decent team with offensive runs per game, but the differential is crazy. I think I saw a display that said in losses we average around 2 runs per game, and in wins we average about 7. It's either sink or swim with this team offensively. And to beat a dead horse, if you know who were still here maybe we would have a little more flexiblity offensively than we do now.

TeamBoone
08-26-2006, 02:55 AM
Wow this game was just complete junk. Now is about the worst time to start losing games because teams behind us, like SD and Philly are playing some pretty hot baseball. If we even play mediocre baseball like this, the rest of this roadtrip, you can forget the playoffs with the way the phillies and padres are playing.

Oh for Pete's sake... just stop it!

They are NOT, I repeat, NOT going to win every game from now until the end of the season. Morris was lights out... and Harang kept them down to two runs until the BP came in.

It is not the end of the world (or the season).


the Phillies and San Diego are sure not letting up.

They'll probably lose some along the way too.

GOREDSGO32
08-26-2006, 03:31 AM
Once again, I say I NEVER SAID IT WAS THE END OF THE SEASON at the start of every freaking one of my posts, but yet I'll get the same old 'stop saying its the end of the season' posts. Seriously, how dense are you?

Point being, when you have teams that are playing hot behind you, you have to play hot just to stay that much above them. And if you wanna put some distance there, you have to play even hotter.

Razor Shines
08-26-2006, 03:37 AM
Once again, I say I NEVER SAID IT WAS THE END OF THE SEASON at the start of every freaking one of my posts, but yet I'll get the same old 'stop saying its the end of the season' posts. Seriously, how dense are you?

Point being, when you have teams that are playing hot behind you, you have to paly hot just to stay that much above them. And if you wanna put some distance there, you have to play even hotter.
They are hot right now. And you brought up the RISP, well I do know before tonights game in their last 7 games, they were hitting something like .460. You're going to get shut down by a pitcher on top of his game every now and then. And no matter what you think of Morris, he pitched like a top notch pitcher tonight.

And you said if we play like this "you can forget the playoffs". I think if we win 5 out of 7 the rest of the season we'll easily be in the playoffs. But then again I'm "dense".

Edit: And this was my 666th post so now the season probably really is over. Great.

GOREDSGO32
08-26-2006, 04:21 AM
Grrr .. whatever, I'm sick of arguing with you. Playing like this mean's todays game, I guess you don't get that. And any given team can have a 5 of 7 streak during the year, but obviously if the Reds had a 5 of 7 winning precentage this entire year we'dd be in the playoffs now easily.

Razor Shines
08-26-2006, 12:11 PM
Grrr .. whatever, I'm sick of arguing with you. Playing like this mean's todays game, I guess you don't get that. And any given team can have a 5 of 7 streak during the year, but obviously if the Reds had a 5 of 7 winning precentage this entire year we'dd be in the playoffs now easily.
I guess I don't get that. I'm sorry I didn't realize you would say "you can forget the playoffs" because of one game. A game in which they got beat by a good pitcher who pitched a great game. I'll bet that as far as stuff that's the best Morris has pitched all year.

Always Red
08-26-2006, 02:31 PM
How do you only get 3 hits off of Morris? I know Morris had it working, his hook was good. But MM is a mediocre pitcher. The top of the order hit rockets off of MM in the first inning but everything after that was weak.
Matt Morris has been a very good pitcher for a number of years. He has been mediocre this year, as you say. But even average pitchers have games where they just pitch lights out.

Last night Morris pitched a great game, against a team that has been swinging the lumber well lately. Like almost all pitchers who are pitching well, your best shot to get them is early; we did but only one run. Morris adjusted, and pitched a great game- as a fan of pitching, I enjoyed watching it, but not of course, watching the Reds lose.:cry:

Tip your hat and go on and keep winning or splitting series. It's only one game, and not a devastating loss, such as a game you thought you had sewn up and the bullpen loses it by giving up 5 runs in the bottom of the 9th, for example.