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Matt700wlw
08-29-2006, 09:42 PM
REDS

R Freel RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .376 .419
A Dunn LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .371 .532
E Encarnacion 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .385 .537
K Griffey Jr. CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .323 .499
R Aurilia 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .333 .513
D Ross C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .372 .643
B Phillips 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .296 .344 .452
R Clayton SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .312 .348
E Milton P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .229 .326


DODGERS

R Furcal SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .355 .395
J Lugo 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .337 .310
N Garciaparra 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .321 .392 .515
J Drew RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .376 .462
J Kent 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .360 .464
A Ethier LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .339 .379 .538
J Repko CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .360 .418
T Hall C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .333 .324
M Hendrickson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .062 .000

guttle11
08-29-2006, 09:47 PM
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, Griffey's been moved down.

And I take full credit for Dunn hitting second. I don't care if Hatteberg's just getting the day off.

reds44
08-29-2006, 09:47 PM
Dunn back in the 2 hole.

redsrule2500
08-29-2006, 09:51 PM
Griffey battin 4 !!!

CrackerJack
08-29-2006, 09:54 PM
Ross should be 4th, Jr. 5th, Aurillia 6th :)

Cyclone792
08-29-2006, 09:54 PM
We're going to pick up a win tonight.

Hendrickson strikes nobody out and walks far too many batters. Mix in the fact that our offense is simply due, and I think we'll score some runs tonight. Even with Milton on the mound and his capability of giving up runs hand over fist, I feel confident we can pull out a victory.

Now I just hope that I'm right with this feeling ... :dunno:

Falls City Beer
08-29-2006, 09:57 PM
We're going to pick up a win tonight.

Hendrickson strikes nobody out and walks far too many batters. Mix in the fact that our offense is simply due, and I think we'll score some runs tonight. Even with Milton on the mound and his capability of giving up runs hand over fist, I feel confident we can pull out a victory.

Now I just hope that I'm right with this feeling ... :dunno:

Slumping teams often have to overcome even favorable matchups. Thus, the feelings of uncertainty.

SirFelixCat
08-29-2006, 10:00 PM
We're going to pick up a win tonight.

Hendrickson strikes nobody out and walks far too many batters. Mix in the fact that our offense is simply due, and I think we'll score some runs tonight. Even with Milton on the mound and his capability of giving up runs hand over fist, I feel confident we can pull out a victory.

Now I just hope that I'm right with this feeling ... :dunno:


:beerme: I like seeing EdE batting 3rd, too! Go Reds!

redsfan30
08-29-2006, 10:02 PM
Tonight is a big, big sitation for this ballclub.

Edskin
08-29-2006, 10:14 PM
Man, I love that line-up.

George Foster
08-29-2006, 10:32 PM
Whats frustrating is it took Narron until the 29th of August to play this bating order:bang: A lot of us were wanting this 2 months ago or longer.

FlyingPig
08-29-2006, 10:33 PM
:reds: :pray:

smith288
08-29-2006, 10:37 PM
Heres to hoping we pull a Bengals vs. Packers type of butt whooping.

George Foster
08-29-2006, 10:38 PM
:reds: :pray:


I know this sounds weird...but don't we want the Cards to sweep the Marlins?

Right now don't we have a better chance to win the WC than the Central?

As of right now the Phillies are winning big and the Marlins are beating the Cards 5-1 in the 5th.

FlyingPig
08-29-2006, 10:41 PM
I know this sounds weird...but don't we want the Cards to sweep the Marlins?

Right now don't we have a better chance to win the WC than the Central?

As of right now the Phillies are winning big and the Marlins are beating the Cards 5-1 in the 5th.

You're probably right..

But no matter what, the Reds have to pick up their end and carry it for the next month....

guttle11
08-29-2006, 10:42 PM
I know this sounds weird...but don't we want the Cards to sweep the Marlins?

Right now don't we have a better chance to win the WC than the Central?

As of right now the Phillies are winning big and the Marlins are beating the Cards 5-1 in the 5th.

Not really. We have to better one team to win the Central. We have to better, what, 6 to win the WC. I'll take our odds in the division.

Falls City Beer
08-29-2006, 10:43 PM
I know this sounds weird...but don't we want the Cards to sweep the Marlins?

Right now don't we have a better chance to win the WC than the Central?

As of right now the Phillies are winning big and the Marlins are beating the Cards 5-1 in the 5th.

I see a bunch of teams in the NL that are starting to look a whole lot better than the Reds. The Reds really need some high voltage additions in September.

Because right now they look like the same old "2 somewhat effective starters and pray for rain" alignment with a rusty, old and ineffective bullpen as they had back on July 1st.

A great big revolving door of poop.

WMR
08-29-2006, 10:45 PM
I give this line-up an A+ but since it was turned in 3 months after its due date, it only raises Jerry's grade to a D-.

Cyclone792
08-29-2006, 10:45 PM
I know this sounds weird...but don't we want the Cards to sweep the Marlins?

Right now don't we have a better chance to win the WC than the Central?

As of right now the Phillies are winning big and the Marlins are beating the Cards 5-1 in the 5th.

Right now I root for each of the close wildcard contenders to lose, which at this point includes the Padres, Phillies, Marlins and Giants.

People get stingy with the hope that we will win the division, but I'm not concerned with the division. There are 162 regular season games to be played with the end reward from those games being one of four teams in each league to make the playoffs, wildcard included.

The absolute goal right now should be to simply make the playoffs. If we make the playoffs via the wildcard, that's fantastic. If we make the playoffs and win the division, that's fantastic.

Just make the playoffs; how we make it is immaterial. Once playoff games start, then other goals arrive, such as reaching the NLCS, winning the NL flag and winning the World Series.

But for now, one step at a time, and right now that step is simply the playoffs.

George Foster
08-29-2006, 10:47 PM
Not really. We have to better one team to win the Central. We have to better, what, 6 to win the WC. I'll take our odds in the division.

that is true, that's why it's crazy. We are in the lead in the WC now..we have to make up 3 1/2 games on the Cards in a month...who do we pull for?:confused:

Falls City Beer
08-29-2006, 10:47 PM
Right now I root for each of the close wildcard contenders to lose, which at this point includes the Padres, Phillies, Marlins and Giants.
.

Each of the above teams looks way better than the Reds. (Though the Phillies will discover a way to screw it up).

WMR
08-29-2006, 10:48 PM
Right now I root for each of the close wildcard contenders to lose, which at this point includes the Padres, Phillies, Marlins and Giants.

People get stingy with the hope that we will win the division, but I'm not concerned with the division. There are 162 regular season games to be played with the end reward from those games being one of four teams in each league to make the playoffs, wildcard included.

The absolute goal right now should be to simply make the playoffs. If we make the playoffs via the wildcard, that's fantastic. If we make the playoffs and win the division, that's fantastic.

Just make the playoffs; how we make it is immaterial. Once playoff games start, then other goals arrive, such as reaching the NLCS, winning the NL flag and winning the World Series.

But for now, one step at a time, and right now that step is simply the playoffs.


http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/video/sports/2001/11/25/mora_7116.jpg

"Playoffs? PLAYOFFS?! I just hope we win a game!"

That's how I'm feeling right now.

George Foster
08-29-2006, 10:50 PM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/video/sports/2001/11/25/mora_7116.jpg

"Playoffs? PLAYOFFS?! I just hope we win a game!"

That's how I'm feeling right now.

Great post:laugh: :laugh:

Cyclone792
08-29-2006, 10:55 PM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/video/sports/2001/11/25/mora_7116.jpg

"Playoffs? PLAYOFFS?! I just hope we win a game!"

That's how I'm feeling right now.

Not a bad place at all to start! :bowrofl:

WMR
08-29-2006, 10:55 PM
Great post:laugh: :laugh:

Here's a link to the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qwq7BYOnDrM

Highlifeman21
08-29-2006, 10:59 PM
Each of the above teams looks way better than the Reds. (Though the Phillies will discover a way to screw it up).


Amen FCB. Should prove interesting to watch that plan unfold. Jeff Conine, the Philly savior...

George Foster
08-29-2006, 11:00 PM
How important is it for this team to score first this game and for Milton to go the 1st three innings without a run scored?

REDREAD
08-29-2006, 11:01 PM
Slumping teams often have to overcome even favorable matchups. Thus, the feelings of uncertainty.

I give us a 45% chance to win, and I feel that's optimistic :laugh:

The offense has to show up today. You've got to figure LA will score at least 4 runs this game.

At least I feel as though we have a chance. Yesterday was so depressing to sit through, because I felt the game was an automatic loss before it even started. Only Tomko made it interesting.

REDREAD
08-29-2006, 11:02 PM
You're probably right..

But no matter what, the Reds have to pick up their end and carry it for the next month....


True. There's too many too teams that are too close to the Reds to do their usual "Let's hope everyone else loses".

Cyclone792
08-29-2006, 11:02 PM
Each of the above teams looks way better than the Reds. (Though the Phillies will discover a way to screw it up).

They're all a mixed bag of pure mediocrity, the Reds included. Hot'n cold streaks mixed in with plain ole luck will determine the NL Wildcard winner. We have as good a shot as the rest of the squads, but at the same time, they've each got as good a shot as we do.

Raise a glass to nice BABIP marks both offensively and defensively, a second glass to a sub 4.00 bullpen ERA, a third glass to sub 3.50 ERAs from Harang and Arroyo, and a fourth glass to a .380 Freel OBP and .900+ OPS marks from Dunn, Griffey and Encarnacion for the month of September.

We're going to need most of the above, if not all of the above.

George Foster
08-29-2006, 11:04 PM
The offense has to show up today. You've got to figure LA will score at least 4 runs this game.

We are batting .093(according to FOX) with runners in scoring position this road trip...I doubt there is a four game stretch this year with the Reds batting so poorly.

Heath
08-29-2006, 11:05 PM
WayneK's got something brewing before August 31...I can feel it.

That, or the Taco Bell's come back to haunt.

REDREAD
08-29-2006, 11:06 PM
I try to avoid Doc Hollywood's medical reports, but I was driving and didn't want to risk an accident changing the channel. He said Deno was ok, that his knee was simply hurt from playing too hard. Got to love that great information he gives us :lol:

George Foster
08-29-2006, 11:08 PM
I try to avoid Doc Hollywood's medical reports, but I was driving and didn't want to risk an accident changing the channel. He said Deno was ok, that his knee was simply hurt from playing too hard. Got to love that great information he gives us :lol:

How else would you hurt your knee? Falling off the john:laugh:
Quote of the year by Doc...

REDREAD
08-29-2006, 11:09 PM
WayneK's got something brewing before August 31...I can feel it.


I bet he's at least trying to pick up something. I'm sure he's in negotiations for Wells, but I doubt the Reds pay the high price.

George Foster
08-29-2006, 11:11 PM
Milton was just shown on the bench with a black towel over his head...My first thought was an execution....It was just the first thing that poped in my mind...hope in was not a "sign"

Reds Fanatic
08-29-2006, 11:11 PM
Freel grounds out to 2nd. 1 out.

GridironGrace
08-29-2006, 11:11 PM
LETS GOOOOOO REDSSSSSSSS

Lets get on the board early and often for Milton

REDREAD
08-29-2006, 11:11 PM
How else would you hurt your knee? Falling off the john:laugh:
Quote of the year by Doc...

The guy is such a celebrity want-a-be. I wish he'd realize what a joke he has become. I'll cut it short there, to avoid sidetracking the game thread.

George Foster
08-29-2006, 11:12 PM
Take some pitches....:angry:

Falls City Beer
08-29-2006, 11:12 PM
They're all a mixed bag of pure mediocrity, the Reds included. Hot'n cold streaks mixed in with plain ole luck will determine the NL Wildcard winner. We have as good a shot as the rest of the squads, but at the same time, they've each got as good a shot as we do.

Raise a glass to nice BABIP marks both offensively and defensively, a second glass to a sub 4.00 bullpen ERA, a third glass to sub 3.50 ERAs from Harang and Arroyo, and a fourth glass to a .380 Freel OBP and .900+ OPS marks from Dunn, Griffey and Encarnacion for the month of September.

We're going to need most of the above, if not all of the above.

Florida's starters blow the Reds' away.

Matt700wlw
08-29-2006, 11:12 PM
How else would you hurt your knee? Falling off the john:laugh:
Quote of the year by Doc...

Maybe he met Kimo Von Oelhoffen in an alley somewhere...

Reds Fanatic
08-29-2006, 11:12 PM
Dunn singles to left.

REDREAD
08-29-2006, 11:12 PM
Nice to see Dunn go the other way. He singles

George Foster
08-29-2006, 11:12 PM
Take some pitches....:angry:

or hit a single to left:D

Matt700wlw
08-29-2006, 11:12 PM
Dunn's return to the 2 hole immediately leads to a base hit.

VR
08-29-2006, 11:13 PM
A Reds hitter going the other way with a pitch :beerme: :clap:

GridironGrace
08-29-2006, 11:13 PM
we need this 2nite........... gotta get back on track

OnBaseMachine
08-29-2006, 11:13 PM
The Florida Marlins, IMO, are the second best team in the NL behind the Mets.

Matt700wlw
08-29-2006, 11:14 PM
The Florida Marlins, IMO, are the second best team in the NL behind the Mets.

It is quite impressive what they've done

George Foster
08-29-2006, 11:14 PM
The Florida Marlins, IMO, are the second best team in the NL behind the Mets.

Managers do matter I guess...right?:D

REDREAD
08-29-2006, 11:15 PM
EdE K's

Reds Fanatic
08-29-2006, 11:15 PM
EE strikes out looking. That pitch looked low. 2 outs.

George Foster
08-29-2006, 11:15 PM
That was a horrible call!

VR
08-29-2006, 11:16 PM
Ed throwing that hip out trying to pull. Can't hit that pitch after starting that way.:(

dsmith421
08-29-2006, 11:16 PM
Managers do matter I guess...right?:D

Girardi deserves some of the credit, yes. But I don't know that any organization has ever run a better organized and better realized fire sale in the history of the game.

Matt700wlw
08-29-2006, 11:16 PM
That was a nice breaking ball....not sure if it was a strike, but it was a nice pitch in and of itself.

pedro
08-29-2006, 11:16 PM
meanwhile I can't watch the game on EI until the nats & phillies finish up. :(

REDREAD
08-29-2006, 11:16 PM
Managers do matter I guess...right?:D

My fantasy is that Wayne is on the phone to Florida and gets them to agree to trade managers.

"Come on Jeff, Narron is a good soldier, does exactly what he's told and never criticizes ownership" :laugh:

Reds Fanatic
08-29-2006, 11:17 PM
Junior grounds out to short. 0-0 mid 1st.

OldRightHander
08-29-2006, 11:17 PM
I'm sleepy already and it's only the first inning. I don't know about my chances tonight.

REDREAD
08-29-2006, 11:17 PM
meanwhile I can't watch the game on EI until the nats & phillies finish up. :(

What inning are they in? Hopefully it's almost over.

George Foster
08-29-2006, 11:17 PM
Jr. with a 13 game hitting streak with 5 RBI's...how can that be? three of those are HR's...

VR
08-29-2006, 11:17 PM
meanwhile I can't watch the game on EI until the nats & phillies finish up. :(


comcast?

REDREAD
08-29-2006, 11:18 PM
I'm sleepy already and it's only the first inning. I don't know about my chances tonight.

Come on, you can sleep in your van all day tommorrow. :laugh:

pedro
08-29-2006, 11:18 PM
My fantasy is that Wayne is on the phone to Florida and gets them to agree to trade managers.

"Come on Jeff, Narron is a good soldier, does exactly what he's told and never criticizes ownership" :laugh:

ramp101 says that he doesn't like Girardi's game management. I haven't watched enough Marlins games to compare.

REDREAD
08-29-2006, 11:19 PM
ramp101 says that he doesn't like Girardi's game management. I haven't watched enough Marlins games to compare.

I must admit I haven't seen enough of him to make a judgement. I guess I'm of the opinion that he couldn't possibly be worse.

Falls City Beer
08-29-2006, 11:19 PM
ramp101 says that he doesn't like Girardi's game management. I haven't watched enough Marlins games to compare.

Who cares about Girardi?

I just want their pitchers.

GridironGrace
08-29-2006, 11:19 PM
LETS GO MILTON.
Lets see your best buddy.

REDREAD
08-29-2006, 11:20 PM
uggggg

Matt700wlw
08-29-2006, 11:20 PM
Here we go again.

I really don't know if I can watch much more of this.

Reds Fanatic
08-29-2006, 11:20 PM
Furcal with a long homer to left center. 1-0 Dodgers.

OnBaseMachine
08-29-2006, 11:20 PM
Horrible.

flyer85
08-29-2006, 11:20 PM
oops.

Furcal hits a Milty

smith288
08-29-2006, 11:20 PM
Milton sucks.

Yes...im breaking a rule. So what?

OldRightHander
08-29-2006, 11:20 PM
Come on, you can sleep in your van all day tommorrow. :laugh:

I did manage an hour nap today. If dispatch can leave me alone for an hour or two it will help. They'd better keep this game interesting.

George Foster
08-29-2006, 11:21 PM
ramp101 says that he doesn't like Girardi's game management. I haven't watched enough Marlins games to compare.

The guy has a bunch of AAA everyday players, the smallest budget in the modern era, and is knocking on the door of the WC...I think he's Manager of the Year.

OldRightHander
08-29-2006, 11:21 PM
@#%$!!!

Matt700wlw
08-29-2006, 11:21 PM
LETS GO MILTON.
Lets see your best buddy.

That was his best gopher ball.

penantboundreds
08-29-2006, 11:21 PM
i cant figure out what to type...

GridironGrace
08-29-2006, 11:21 PM
no more of that Eric.. dangit.. get ahead..... dangit!!!!!!!!!!!!

George Foster
08-29-2006, 11:21 PM
How important is it for this team to score first this game and for Milton to go the 1st three innings without a run scored?


uh...enough said...

OnBaseMachine
08-29-2006, 11:22 PM
In all likelihood this will be the fifth time this year the Reds have lost five or more games in a row.

REDREAD
08-29-2006, 11:22 PM
Nice that the Giants are losing big.

CTA513
08-29-2006, 11:22 PM
Milton getting closer to catching Marquis for most homeruns given up.

:eek:

GridironGrace
08-29-2006, 11:22 PM
I did manage an hour nap today. If dispatch can leave me alone for an hour or two it will help. They'd better keep this game interesting.

dispatch? what you do for work?

Reds Fanatic
08-29-2006, 11:22 PM
Lugo grounds right through Phillips glove for an error.

VR
08-29-2006, 11:22 PM
A 5'5 pipsqueek hits one 10 rows deep in Dodger stadium on a pitch shoulder high. My, how the game has changed.

alloverjr
08-29-2006, 11:22 PM
Phillips with a boot. 1 on still no outs.

George Foster
08-29-2006, 11:22 PM
nice to get in front of the ball Phillips..

smith288
08-29-2006, 11:23 PM
This game is already atrocious to watch. I feel like a packer fan all of a sudden.

REDREAD
08-29-2006, 11:23 PM
Now bad was that error by Phillips? I'm listening to radio

Falls City Beer
08-29-2006, 11:23 PM
Told you Cyclone. But I think I'd rather have an entire rotation of Hendricksons than one Eric Milton.

Heath
08-29-2006, 11:23 PM
i cant figure out what to type...

Usually I begin Milton's name with some Reference to Berle.

then I type :bang:

George Foster
08-29-2006, 11:24 PM
Nomar is the come back player of the year...hands down..

Reds Nd2
08-29-2006, 11:24 PM
I did manage an hour nap today. If dispatch can leave me alone for an hour or two it will help. They'd better keep this game interesting.

Started to grab a nap after I got home tonight about 8pm but decided against it. Going on only four hours sleep since Monday morning.

May. Not. See. End. Of. Game.

REDREAD
08-29-2006, 11:25 PM
Told you Cyclone. But I think I'd rather have an entire rotation of Hendricksons than one Eric Milton.

Your prediction of only winning 1 or 2 games on this road trip is starting to look pretty good.

George Foster
08-29-2006, 11:25 PM
Now bad was that error by Phillips? I'm listening to radio

ball was to his right...routine, tried to backhand it...did not..

pedro
08-29-2006, 11:25 PM
The guy has a bunch of AAA everyday players, the smallest budget in the modern era, and is knocking on the door of the WC...I think he's Manager of the Year.


on the surface I'd agree. I'm just pointing out that things aren;t always what teh seem from the outside. After all, I hear Narron's name thrown around for MOY and we all know what many reds fans think of that idea.

VR
08-29-2006, 11:25 PM
Now bad was that error by Phillips? I'm listening to radio

Just doesn't look comfortable going to his right.

Medium speed grounder three steps to the right, he went for the back hand and it went under his glove as he 'fell down'

Reds Fanatic
08-29-2006, 11:25 PM
Garciaparra flies out to left. I can't believe Grande called that a deep fly ball.

Heath
08-29-2006, 11:26 PM
George Grande needs assistance - please pick up the white courtesy phone.

4256 Hits
08-29-2006, 11:26 PM
Only George would say a ball is hit deap when Dunn has to come in to catch it.

Matt700wlw
08-29-2006, 11:26 PM
Well, Matt - the Reds sure showed you, huh?

I'm still waiting. :)

REDREAD
08-29-2006, 11:27 PM
thanks VR and George for filling me in.

WebScorpion
08-29-2006, 11:28 PM
This game is already atrocious to watch. I feel like a packer fan all of a sudden.

You guys are unbelievable. Milton is a better pitcher than Hendrickson and this game is far from over...it's one run. This team should score a run per inning against Hendrickson if they just take a few pitches....they need to relax and stop pressing.

GO REDS!!
:beerme:

George Foster
08-29-2006, 11:28 PM
Only George would say a ball is hit deap when Dunn has to come in to catch it.

I was told when behind homeplate, to look at the outfielders on a flyball. Grande consistantly looks at the ball, which always looks deep off the bat.

OldXOhio
08-29-2006, 11:28 PM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/video/sports/2001/11/25/mora_7116.jpg

"Playoffs? PLAYOFFS?! I just hope we win a game!"

That's how I'm feeling right now.

Still the greatest use of the phrase "diddly pooh" you'll ever find.

Reds Fanatic
08-29-2006, 11:28 PM
Drew walks on a 3-2 pitch. 1st and 2nd.

Falls City Beer
08-29-2006, 11:29 PM
You guys are unbelievable. Milton is a better pitcher than Hendrickson and this game is far from over...it's one run. This team should score a run per inning against Hendrickson if they just take a few pitches....they need to relax and stop pressing.

GO REDS!!
:beerme:

Hendrickson's been a much better pitcher than Milton the last two seasons.

Reds Fanatic
08-29-2006, 11:29 PM
Kent singles to left. 2-0 Dodgers. 1st and 2nd.

flyer85
08-29-2006, 11:30 PM
Milton Kent is a bad matchup

alloverjr
08-29-2006, 11:30 PM
You guys are unbelievable. Milton is a better pitcher than Hendrickson and this game is far from over...it's one run. GO REDS!!
:beerme:

Now it's two runs. GO REDS!! ;)

NDRed
08-29-2006, 11:30 PM
a double play would be perfect right now

George Foster
08-29-2006, 11:30 PM
Milton was just shown on the bench with a black towel over his head...My first thought was an execution....It was just the first thing that poped in my mind...hope in was not a "sign"

I hate "signs":thumbdown

penantboundreds
08-29-2006, 11:31 PM
milton is throwing 85-86....is that a joke

OldXOhio
08-29-2006, 11:31 PM
Already looking a lot like the early going of Milton's last outing.

Let's hope the outcome ends up being the same.

Reds Fanatic
08-29-2006, 11:31 PM
Ethier lines a single to right. Bases loaded.

REDREAD
08-29-2006, 11:31 PM
Geez, here we go again...

George Foster
08-29-2006, 11:31 PM
Milton Kent is a bad matchup

Milton and 98% of ML hitters are a bad matchup...for Milton

flyer85
08-29-2006, 11:31 PM
better warm up the pen because whenever Milty struggles with command he gets absolutely lit up

RedsMan3203
08-29-2006, 11:32 PM
Already looking a lot like the early going of Milton's last outing.

Let's hope the outcome ends up being the same.

Last outting was what? 3 runs?

REDREAD
08-29-2006, 11:32 PM
25 pitches so far for Milton :lol:

PuffyPig
08-29-2006, 11:32 PM
In all likelihood this will be the fifth time this year the Reds have lost five or more games in a row.

Well, at least the good news from that, is that the other 4 times the Reds (obviously) rebounded to stay in a playoff spot.

TheBigLebowski
08-29-2006, 11:32 PM
If he gets out of the first surrendering only 2 runs, consider it a good thing. Milty gets rocked in the first.

Cyclone792
08-29-2006, 11:32 PM
Told you Cyclone. But I think I'd rather have an entire rotation of Hendricksons than one Eric Milton.

I want neither.

And the Marlins rotation still doesn't change any of what I stated earlier, especially since 31 points in OPS says otherwise. Hot'n cold streaks and good ole fashioned luck will figure in who wins the wildcard. None of the wildcard teams are better than others enough to make any sort of difference over the final 30+ games. If there was any sort of difference, this would show it (http://www.baseballprospectus.com/statistics/ps_oddspec.php).

flyer85
08-29-2006, 11:33 PM
milton is throwing 85-86....is that a jokea serious bump after Michalak last night. I'm sure they are better than Homer cause he only has one pitch :rolleyes:

Reds Fanatic
08-29-2006, 11:33 PM
Hall with a sac. fly to right. 3-0 Dodgers. 1st and 3rd with 2 outs.

OldRightHander
08-29-2006, 11:33 PM
Who Dey

OnBaseMachine
08-29-2006, 11:34 PM
Well, at least the good news from that, is that the other 4 times the Reds (obviously) rebounded to stay in a playoff spot.

Thanks to the NL being absolutely garbage.

TheBigLebowski
08-29-2006, 11:34 PM
In more upbeat and totally unrelated news, I saw "Little Miss Sunshine" tonight.

One of my fave movies of all time. Instant top 5. Some people may struggle with the humor, but it was right up my alley.

penantboundreds
08-29-2006, 11:34 PM
haha flyer, i got yelled at earlier bc i said we shouldnt have traded kearns and lopez for guys that would help us this year when we could have reloaded with them after the season (or at the deadline) but if i were to say bring homer up,id get railed for that too

George Foster
08-29-2006, 11:34 PM
What is Marty saying Matt?

OldXOhio
08-29-2006, 11:34 PM
Last outting was what? 3 runs?


yep - just about the time it looked like the game was getting out of hand, Milton got his act together and held SF at bay until the O got going.

RedsRock
08-29-2006, 11:34 PM
I really used to be against bringing Homer up...now, not so much. Oh yeah, and go get Boomer too....

REDREAD
08-29-2006, 11:34 PM
Who are they going to bring in though if they need a long guy. I think Franklin went 2 IP yesterday. They used Coffey as well.

Reds Fanatic
08-29-2006, 11:35 PM
Repko fouls out to right and the inning is finally over. 3-0 Dodgers after 1.

CTA513
08-29-2006, 11:35 PM
Only 30 pitches to get out of the first inning.

OldXOhio
08-29-2006, 11:35 PM
In more upbeat and totally unrelated news, I saw "Little Miss Sunshine" tonight.

One of my fave movies of all time. Instant top 5. Some people may struggle with the humor, but it was right up my alley.

Great flick. Spit Coke all over the woman in front of me when the doctor summons the grief counselor.

TheBigLebowski
08-29-2006, 11:36 PM
Now watch Milty shut them down for 5 consecutive innings.

pedro
08-29-2006, 11:36 PM
Only 30 pitches to get out of the first inning.

on the bright side maybe that means he'll be gone by the 5th.

Falls City Beer
08-29-2006, 11:36 PM
I want neither.

And the Marlins rotation still doesn't change any of what I stated earlier, especially since 31 points in OPS says otherwise. Hot'n cold streaks and good ole fashioned luck will figure in who wins the wildcard. None of the wildcard teams are better than others enough to make any sort of difference over the final 30+ games. If there was any sort of difference, this would show it (http://www.baseballprospectus.com/statistics/ps_oddspec.php).

Olsen and Johnson are infinitely better than the two essentially six-inning "horses" the Reds trot out in Harang/Arroyo.

Follow the rested hot hands (i.e. Olsen and Johnson). I'll take the two of them over any current starters among the Wild Card gang--and they should be good to go for another month without wilting.

REDREAD
08-29-2006, 11:36 PM
Who are they going to bring in though if they need a long guy. I think Franklin went 2 IP yesterday. They used Coffey as well.

The point being that we might be stuck with Milton for at least 4-5 IP.
No sense in burning up the pen tonight.

OldXOhio
08-29-2006, 11:36 PM
I'm watching the mobile alerts of the game on ESPN - looks like Milton's got a case of the Michalak's tonight.

dsmith421
08-29-2006, 11:36 PM
Boy, nothing takes the pressure off a tight, pressing offense like your turd starting pitcher giving up a field goal in the first inning.

George Foster
08-29-2006, 11:37 PM
Great flick. Spit Coke all over the woman in front of me when the doctor summons the grief counselor.


Don't say anything else...I'm seeing it tomorrow..:D

TheBigLebowski
08-29-2006, 11:37 PM
Great flick. Spit Coke all over the woman in front of me when the doctor summons the grief counselor.


Grief counselor? Don't you mean the Bereavement Adviser Liason?


"LINDA!!!"

I also found it quite funny how the so cavalierly referred to the body as "the remains."

Reds Fanatic
08-29-2006, 11:38 PM
Aurilia with a weak line out to 2nd. 1 out.

CTA513
08-29-2006, 11:38 PM
milton is throwing 85-86....is that a joke

Thats some serious heat compaired to Michalak.

Hes lost about 5-6 mph off his fastball since injuring his knee earlier in the year.

REDREAD
08-29-2006, 11:38 PM
Marty mildly excited about the Marlins beating the Cards.. I think we want the Cards to win and the Marlins to lose. We aren't going to catch the Cards, but the Marlins might catch us.

Kc61
08-29-2006, 11:38 PM
Over the last two years, Milton has caused me more heartburn than any other Red. After this season, the Reds need to reach some accomodation with Milton to buy out his option and part ways.

The Reds' starting pitching has not held up well lately. But Milton and Michalak don't belong in the major leagues. Michalak was dealt with and soon Milton must be.

I don't care if they use a young kid to replace Milton, somebody who won't earn any money. Milton must go.

Matt700wlw
08-29-2006, 11:39 PM
Marty mildly excited about the Marlins beating the Cards.. I think we want the Cards to win and the Marlins to lose. We aren't going to catch the Cards, but the Marlins might catch us.

He also said it doesn't really matter if the Reds lose again....

OldXOhio
08-29-2006, 11:39 PM
Edwin - John Kruk's top "under the radar" guy of this season.

Ross also on the list of the starting nine.

Falls City Beer
08-29-2006, 11:39 PM
Marty mildly excited about the Marlins beating the Cards.. I think we want the Cards to win and the Marlins to lose. We aren't going to catch the Cards, but the Marlins might catch us.

The Marlins are going to explode past the Reds.

George Foster
08-29-2006, 11:40 PM
Boy, nothing takes the pressure off a tight, pressing offense like your turd starting pitcher giving up a field goal in the first inning.

oh so true...

Matt700wlw
08-29-2006, 11:40 PM
Over the last two years, Milton has caused me more heartburn than any other Red. After this season, the Reds need to reach some accomodation with Milton to buy out his option and part ways.

The Reds' starting pitching has not held up well lately. But Milton and Michalak don't belong in the major leagues. Michalak was dealt with and soon Milton must be.

I don't care if they use a young kid to replace Milton, somebody who won't earn any money. Milton must go.


Somebody would pick Milton up in FA...he is a lefty.

Hopefully he'll do the Reds a favor and not pick up his option.

Reds Fanatic
08-29-2006, 11:41 PM
Ross fouls out to the catcher. 2 outs.

penantboundreds
08-29-2006, 11:41 PM
this team is playing lacklusterlish, thats annoying

REDREAD
08-29-2006, 11:41 PM
He also said it doesn't really matter if the Reds lose again....

If the Reds lose, the Marlins are likely going to be only 1 game back. I know you realize that, but I don't think Marty does.

VR
08-29-2006, 11:42 PM
Reds are gonna rip Hendirckson the 2nd time through. They are just missing tonight.

Reds Fanatic
08-29-2006, 11:42 PM
Phillips homers to center!! 3-1 Dodgers.

penantboundreds
08-29-2006, 11:42 PM
:-D phillips

Matt700wlw
08-29-2006, 11:42 PM
There's a start!

:jump:

George Foster
08-29-2006, 11:43 PM
this team is playing lacklusterlish, thats annoying

Phillps makes up for his 2 run error with a solo shot...

OnBaseMachine
08-29-2006, 11:43 PM
My goodness...a run!

NDRed
08-29-2006, 11:43 PM
home run phillips yeah!!!!!

SteelSD
08-29-2006, 11:43 PM
Phillips with a smoker into the seats in RCF. Got one back. Thanks, Brandon!

OldXOhio
08-29-2006, 11:43 PM
The team's in a free for all and showing that they're simply not that good. Finish over .500 and this season ends up being a success and certainly something to build upon going forward.

Matt700wlw
08-29-2006, 11:43 PM
If the Reds lose, the Marlins are likely going to be only 1 game back. I know you realize that, but I don't think Marty does.

I didn't, because I haven't looked. Good to know, though.

penantboundreds
08-29-2006, 11:43 PM
i wish clayton never swung, never....hell at least that way he could walk...

REDREAD
08-29-2006, 11:43 PM
Over the last two years, Milton has caused me more heartburn than any other Red. After this season, the Reds need to reach some accomodation with Milton to buy out his option and part ways.
.

As crazy as it sounds, I don't think Milton is immovable this winter. He has one year left on his deal. He's below average, but pitching is so scarce, that I could see a big market team picking him up to be their #4 or #5 starter.

Afterall, Byrd (a lifetime .500 guy) got 2 years at 7 million each as a FA. [I'm pretty sure that's the correct $$]

Reds Fanatic
08-29-2006, 11:44 PM
Clayton grounds out to short. 3-1 Dodgers mid 2nd.

George Foster
08-29-2006, 11:44 PM
Has Clayton hit the ball of the ground since his homerun a month ago?

VR
08-29-2006, 11:45 PM
When Phillips tries to hit em up the middle, he's got crazy pop in that bat. He and Ross have that short/ quick stroke that gives a nice crack when they connect.

REDREAD
08-29-2006, 11:45 PM
The Marlins are going to explode past the Reds.

Sadly, I think you're right. They might pass us before we end this roadtrip.
If not, they'll probably pass us during the SF-Pit-SD homestand.

Cyclone792
08-29-2006, 11:45 PM
Olsen and Johnson are infinitely better than the two essentially six-inning "horses" the Reds trot out in Harang/Arroyo.

Follow the rested hot hands (i.e. Olsen and Johnson). I'll take the two of them over any current starters among the Wild Card gang--and they should be good to go for another month without wilting.

Olsen and Johnson can't hit.

This isn't a discussion about pitching staffs. This is a discussion about the total package of an entire team: offense, pitching and fielding put together.

When there's an NL Wildcard team that possesses an entire team better than the rest of the pack enough to make a difference over 30 games, it will be obvious. As of August 29th, it's far from obvious.

BTW, about the only thing separating Harang and Johnson is about 50 points of BABIP. Workload and DIPS markers are eerily similar.

Kc61
08-29-2006, 11:46 PM
Somebody would pick Milton up in FA...he is a lefty.

Hopefully he'll do the Reds a favor and not pick up his option.

He will, but the Reds need to buy him out. He has a 5.24 ERA right now and last year was over 6. That is not major league pitching. Maybe it's his knee, whatever, but Castellini/Krivsky can't begin to build a true contender with a pitcher like this throwing every five days.

Just have to chalk this up to a prior regime's mistake and cut him loose. Again, let a young guy like Bailey take Milton's spot next year so there won't be a double salary hit. I'd rather see a kid struggle than watch this for another season.

Reds Fanatic
08-29-2006, 11:46 PM
Hendrickson strikes out looking. 1 out.

reds44
08-29-2006, 11:48 PM
I can't stay up tonight. Not because I don't want to, I just can't. I have felt like crap all day, and I don't want to be sick for my trip to Columbus for the NIU/Ohio State game this weekend (Go Huskies!)

Please get a W tonight.

Reds Fanatic
08-29-2006, 11:48 PM
Furcal grounds out to 3rd. 2 outs.

OldRightHander
08-29-2006, 11:49 PM
wow

RedsMan3203
08-29-2006, 11:49 PM
Freeeel. :jump:

Matt700wlw
08-29-2006, 11:49 PM
Ryan Freel shows me almost on a nightly basis!!

:thumbup:

Reds Fanatic
08-29-2006, 11:49 PM
Great catch by Freel. 3-1 Dodgers after 2.

WMR
08-29-2006, 11:49 PM
It's amazing that Vin Scully and George Grande are considered to even be involved in the same profession.

reds44
08-29-2006, 11:49 PM
Freel is amazing.

VR
08-29-2006, 11:49 PM
Milty gets a can o' corn to Farney to end the inning ;)

SteelSD
08-29-2006, 11:49 PM
Ryan Freel with another highlight reel catch while smashing into the wall. Wow.

George Foster
08-29-2006, 11:49 PM
Our best centerfielder playing a great rightfield...human web gem:beerme:

penantboundreds
08-29-2006, 11:51 PM
thats the spirit, not instill that in all of em freely'

letsgojunior
08-29-2006, 11:51 PM
Glad to see Milton brought his A game.

VR
08-29-2006, 11:51 PM
I really thought he had that all the way, and it would end in a spectacular catch.....we're getting spoiled by that guy

VR
08-29-2006, 11:52 PM
Vin drooling over Freel. It's awesome.

Reds Fanatic
08-29-2006, 11:53 PM
Milton strikes out swinging. 1 out.

pedro
08-29-2006, 11:53 PM
Vin just did a little cat in the hat homage about Freel's catch. "he can run through walls....."

George Foster
08-29-2006, 11:53 PM
It's almost safe to say that Milton is a better hitter than pitcher.

Reds Fanatic
08-29-2006, 11:53 PM
Freel grounds out to 3rd. 2 outs.

WMR
08-29-2006, 11:54 PM
I wonder where Freel would rank in MLB ZR in CF over an entire season...

George Foster
08-29-2006, 11:54 PM
Marlins with 9 wins in a row... when they count.

Matt700wlw
08-29-2006, 11:54 PM
Dunn is 2 for 2 in the 2 hole.

Reds Fanatic
08-29-2006, 11:55 PM
Dunn singles to left center.

WebScorpion
08-29-2006, 11:55 PM
OK Dunner...see the ball, hit the ball. :thumbup:

yea! Like that!

George Foster
08-29-2006, 11:55 PM
Don't move Dunn in the line-up again...you here me Jerry!

Matt700wlw
08-29-2006, 11:55 PM
Marlins with 9 wins in a row... when they count.

That's a good way to show people something.

OnBaseMachine
08-29-2006, 11:55 PM
Imagine that. Dunn is 2-for-2 while batting second tonight.

George Foster
08-29-2006, 11:55 PM
tie it up EE

Reds Nd2
08-29-2006, 11:56 PM
As crazy as it sounds, I don't think Milton is immovable this winter. He has one year left on his deal. He's below average, but pitching is so scarce, that I could see a big market team picking him up to be their #4 or #5 starter.

Afterall, Byrd (a lifetime .500 guy) got 2 years at 7 million each as a FA. [I'm pretty sure that's the correct $$]

Milton is due $9M next season. That's pretty much the definition of immovable.

Matt700wlw
08-29-2006, 11:57 PM
It's due to say EE is in a slump

Reds Fanatic
08-29-2006, 11:57 PM
EE strikes out looking. 3-1 Dodgers mid 3rd.

George Foster
08-29-2006, 11:57 PM
EE has had some questionable calls tonight...

alloverjr
08-29-2006, 11:57 PM
Milton is due $9M next season. That's pretty much the definition of immovable.

Or...Reds baserunners. :D

VR
08-29-2006, 11:58 PM
Hendrickson averages about 4.4 K/9 for his career.

Heath
08-29-2006, 11:58 PM
It's due to say EE is in a slump

Paging Mark Grace. Paging Mark Grace.

George Foster
08-29-2006, 11:59 PM
Or...Reds baserunners. :D

That's funny in a horrible, cruel way.

Reds Fanatic
08-29-2006, 11:59 PM
Garciaparra grounds out to 3rd. 1 out.

Matt700wlw
08-29-2006, 11:59 PM
Nice play by Eddie.

OldRightHander
08-29-2006, 11:59 PM
It's due to say EE is in a slump

His defense doesn't seem to be slumping.

Reds Nd2
08-29-2006, 11:59 PM
He will, but the Reds need to buy him out.

The Reds don't have a buy out for Milton's last season.

Matt700wlw
08-29-2006, 11:59 PM
His defense doesn't seem to be slumping.

No it doesn't...

Reds Fanatic
08-30-2006, 12:00 AM
Drew flies out to Dunn on the warning track. 2 outs.

George Foster
08-30-2006, 12:00 AM
Milton fastball is highschool fast... He is a waste..

Matt700wlw
08-30-2006, 12:01 AM
joy

Reds Fanatic
08-30-2006, 12:01 AM
Kent homers to right. 4-1 Dodgers.

penantboundreds
08-30-2006, 12:01 AM
not even george...i used to spit on 85 mile an hour fastballs....

flyer85
08-30-2006, 12:01 AM
like i said ... a bad matchup

REDREAD
08-30-2006, 12:01 AM
Whoever said Kent vs Milton was a bad matchup for the Reds was certainly right :(

Heath
08-30-2006, 12:01 AM
Take our pitcher, please.

CTA513
08-30-2006, 12:02 AM
Milton deserves a contract extention.

penantboundreds
08-30-2006, 12:02 AM
milton = a fastball pitcher with no fastball

Reds Fanatic
08-30-2006, 12:02 AM
Ethier grounds out to Milton. 4-1 Dodgers after 3.

George Foster
08-30-2006, 12:03 AM
Is there anyway to look up how many runs Milton has given up with 2 outs?
It's horrible I know, but I want stats.

Aronchis
08-30-2006, 12:03 AM
If this were GAB, Eric would have been completely shelled by now.

Kc61
08-30-2006, 12:03 AM
The Reds don't have a buy out for Milton's last season.

The Reds need to eat most of his contract. Pay Milton six million and give him his freedom. Or trade him to someone and pay most of his contract. Any contract can be bought out if you pay the player enough money.

For next year, I don't care if the Reds add a single major veteran player. They will be a much better team if they say goodbye to Milton and Larue. Add young inexpensive players to replace them.

Reds Fanatic
08-30-2006, 12:03 AM
SD with an early 4-1 lead. This may be the night the Reds will no longer lead for the wild card.

REDREAD
08-30-2006, 12:04 AM
Milton is due $9M next season. That's pretty much the definition of immovable.

I'm not saying that it would be easy. But it's certainly possible, especially if the Reds accept no talent in return. If the Reds are willing to eat 2-3 million salary, they could definitely do it.

When you see bidding wars over guys like Byrd, and people like Weaver and Ponson in large market team rotations, Milton could be moved. Again, I'm not claiming it's easy, but it could be done (especially if the Reds eat 2-3 million).

Sad as it is, Milton is an upgrade at the #5 slot to several teams that want to contend.

CTA513
08-30-2006, 12:04 AM
Milton climbing up the list for most homeruns given up and thats with him missing time due to his knee injury.

flyer85
08-30-2006, 12:04 AM
we can complain about Milton all we want but he will continue to start, the Reds don't even have a replacement for Michalak

Heath
08-30-2006, 12:04 AM
Elaine Joyce is on Match Game on GSN.

letsgojunior
08-30-2006, 12:05 AM
Glad we have Eric "the people sitting in the outfield better have body armor" Milton pitching arguably our biggest game all season.

Reds Fanatic
08-30-2006, 12:05 AM
Is there anyway to look up how many runs Milton has given up with 2 outs?
It's horrible I know, but I want stats.
Coming into tonight:

vs the leadoff hitter he had a 1.67 ERA
with 1 out a 5.94 ERA
with 2 outs a 5.36 ERA

Even more stats
with RISP and 2 outs a 12.79 ERA
with RISP an amazing 17.57 ERA. Ouch.

Kc61
08-30-2006, 12:05 AM
we can complain about Milton all we want but he will continue to start, the Reds don't even have a replacement for Michalak

Well, they took care of Michalak by sending him to Sarasota. Maybe Louisville, Chatanooga or Dayton can use Milton.

George Foster
08-30-2006, 12:06 AM
SD with an early 4-1 lead. This may be the night the Reds will no longer lead for the wild card.

As Randy Travis would say with his 1990 hit..."It's just a matter of time."

penantboundreds
08-30-2006, 12:06 AM
that was strike 3...wow,lucky make them pay

WebScorpion
08-30-2006, 12:06 AM
SD with an early 4-1 lead. This may be the night the Reds will no longer lead for the wild card.

Except the Reds will win tonight. ;)

Heath
08-30-2006, 12:06 AM
Milton deserves a contract extention.

He has one - all he has to do is to say "yes" to his player option.

:bang:

DanO - the gift that keeps on giving - and the receipt is missing.

REDREAD
08-30-2006, 12:07 AM
Glad we have Eric "the people sitting in the outfield better have body armor" Milton pitching arguably our biggest game all season.

I think we've already lost our biggest game of the season. Now it's just time to wait for the crash impact. :(

SD or Florida will pass us within a week.

flyer85
08-30-2006, 12:07 AM
Well, they took care of Michalak by sending him to Sarasota. Maybe Louisville, Chatanooga or Dayton can use Milton.the reason he went to Sarasota is so they can call him back to pitch next Tuesday

penantboundreds
08-30-2006, 12:07 AM
yes, lets go

George Foster
08-30-2006, 12:07 AM
were was the shift? Thank-you Dodgers..

Reds Fanatic
08-30-2006, 12:07 AM
Junior singles to center.