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GAC
09-08-2006, 08:08 PM
REDS

R. Freel cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274
S. Hatteberg 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .305
R. Aurilia ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .299
A. Dunn lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243
E. Encarnacion 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .292
J. Valentin c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238
T. Hollandsworth rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281
B. Phillips 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .289
K. Lohse p



PIRATES

C. Duffy cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .226
J. Wilson ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273
F. Sanchez 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .344
J. Bay lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284
X. Nady rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .289
R. Doumit 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .204
R. Paulino c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .314
J. Bautista 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248
I. Snell p

Matt700wlw
09-08-2006, 08:08 PM
There will probably be about 20 people at the ballpark tonight.

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 08:10 PM
aight..........cmon ReDS

lets get a streak going

GAC
09-08-2006, 08:12 PM
Anything can happen. Sure it looks tough; but there is still time for the WC spot.

We play Pitt, Houston, and the Marlins. We have winning records against all this year.

What worries me are those 6 games with the Cubs, who have owned us in 06.


CHAT IS OPEN! :beerme:

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 08:15 PM
Lohse Starts it off with a strike.

And gives up a hit to the first Batter.....2B by Duffy

Far East
09-08-2006, 08:15 PM
Very limited splits numbers against Snell:
**********AB H
Rich Aurilia 5 0
Juan Castro 1 0
Adam Dunn 5 0
Edwin Encarnación 4 1
Ryan Freel 3 0
Ken Griffey Jr. 4 3
Scott Hatteberg 5 1
Todd Hollandsworth 1 0
Chris Michalak 1 1
Brandon Phillips 3 0
Javier Valentín 5 3

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 08:17 PM
Lohse posed to put us behind early

GAC
09-08-2006, 08:18 PM
Well this is just starting out peachy keeny! :D

Nice play on ball hit right back to Lohse. Held the guy at 3B and got the force out at 2B.

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 08:18 PM
phew.......got the force out at 2B.. held the runner on 3rd

need that magical GIDP

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 08:19 PM
Lets Gooooooooo Lohse

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 08:21 PM
grrrrrrr full count to bay

MrCinatit
09-08-2006, 08:21 PM
Wow. Great job by Lohse to get out of that one without giving up a run.

GAC
09-08-2006, 08:21 PM
6-4-3 DP!

Great Job with Bay

Inning over

0-0 score

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 08:21 PM
woooooowooooooooooooo

WTG RICH AND PHILLIPS turn the DP and he gets outta trouble :)

woooowhooooo

0-0 Reds turn baby!

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 08:23 PM
It's VERY important that we get on the board early for the rest of the season. We gotta get back to scoring early and often like we did to start the season

MrCinatit
09-08-2006, 08:24 PM
Scrappy Homer!

Matt700wlw
09-08-2006, 08:24 PM
:freel:

:jump:

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 08:24 PM
YAAAAAAAA BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

if im not mistaken shhh its a secret though reds havent lost when freel jacks one?

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 08:27 PM
4-1 when Freel hits a HR.. only loss was to CLE

GAC
09-08-2006, 08:27 PM
RA singles sharply.

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 08:28 PM
atta boy Rich

single.. man on here comes dunner

GAC
09-08-2006, 08:28 PM
Scrappy Homer!

Man! I always miss the HRs. I walked outside on the back deck to check the new landscaping and POW! :lol:

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 08:29 PM
Fielders Choice for Dunner

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 08:29 PM
Man! I always miss the HRs. I walked outside on the back deck to check the new landscaping and POW! :lol:

go check it again.. edwins batting

OnBaseMachine
09-08-2006, 08:29 PM
Freel's HR is the Reds 199th homer this year. One shy of 200. They hit a club record 222 last year.

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 08:32 PM
well he ripped the seams off of it right to the SS

inning over but we got that 1-0 lead after the 1st :)

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 08:33 PM
Freel's HR is the Reds 199th homer this year. One shy of 200. They hit a club record 222 last year.


wouldnt mind seeing us top that we could use the runs lol

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 08:35 PM
nady grounds out.. 1 down

Matt700wlw
09-08-2006, 08:36 PM
That didn't take long.

GAC
09-08-2006, 08:37 PM
Hr... a 2-2 tattoo according to Georgie :D

Dammit Doumit!

1-1 game

Red in Chicago
09-08-2006, 08:37 PM
homer by pirates...gac must have went outside at the wrong time;)

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 08:37 PM
dangit........tie game

Doumit moon deck lol blah.. he's 3rd of the season

1-1

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 08:37 PM
homer by pirates...gac must have went outside at the wrong time;)


GAC!!!!!!!

Doc. Scott
09-08-2006, 08:38 PM
Lohse floats a change right down Broadway, and Doumit was waiting for it. Tie ballgame.

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 08:39 PM
Paulino gounds out to short on my 2,000th Post

WE GOTTA WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GAC
09-08-2006, 08:39 PM
GAC!!!!!!!

When Dunn comes up again I'll leave the room. I have missed more of his HRs (especially while at the games) then anyone! I usually end up peeing on my shoes trying to get back out there and see what happened. :lol:

GAC
09-08-2006, 08:40 PM
K

inning over

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 08:40 PM
JR avaialbe to PH.. "should" be back by SD series

Red in Chicago
09-08-2006, 08:42 PM
i know there are several people on this board who absolutely hate lohse, but he really has done a decent job for the reds since he's been here...

Doc. Scott
09-08-2006, 08:43 PM
Chattanooga (Josh Hall) is scoreless with Huntsville in game two of three in their playoff series after 1.5 innings.

Lookouts have to win or they're gone. Billings starts their playoffs tonight against Missoula.

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 08:44 PM
wait on it Javy

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 08:44 PM
Javy down looking after 3-0 count

Strikes Out Looking
09-08-2006, 08:45 PM
I just heard Lancaster talking about the 5th spot in the rotation in 8 days. The choices are Michowalk, Johnson and Kim and they all stink. So I'm going to ask yet again...why don't they just use the bullpen for the entire game. For gosh sakes they have 20 pitchers on the roster now, so each could go one inning and they'd be fine. What am I missing that the brain surgeon knows that I don't know?

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 08:45 PM
Hey.....not like i dont care about the Reds.. i want them to win and i want to see them play in October.

however....

GOOOOOOOOOO BUCKEYES!!!!!!!!!!! And
WHO DEY!!!!!!!!

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 08:46 PM
I just heard Lancaster talking about the 5th spot in the rotation in 8 days. The choices are Michowalk, Johnson and Kim and they all stink. So I'm going to ask yet again...why don't they just use the bullpen for the entire game. For gosh sakes they have 20 pitchers on the roster now, so each could go one inning and they'd be fine. What am I missing that the brain surgeon knows that I don't know?


Yea im with you... that or use all 3 of those u listed.

Start one.. let him go through the lineup
brin in the next one.. let him go through the lineup
so on and so forth NEVER see the same batter twice :)

GAC
09-08-2006, 08:47 PM
BP strikes out on a terrible pitch but makes 1B on the WP

2 outs

NDRed
09-08-2006, 08:47 PM
minor league gameday at milb.com or minorleaguebaseball.com

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 08:48 PM
nice

Phillips with a STrike out single lol

GAC
09-08-2006, 08:48 PM
Lohse GO to SS. Inning over.

On to the 3rd

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 08:49 PM
I'll take it.....

Flopped the lineup.

Patrick Bateman
09-08-2006, 08:50 PM
I just heard Lancaster talking about the 5th spot in the rotation in 8 days. The choices are Michowalk, Johnson and Kim and they all stink. So I'm going to ask yet again...why don't they just use the bullpen for the entire game. For gosh sakes they have 20 pitchers on the roster now, so each could go one inning and they'd be fine. What am I missing that the brain surgeon knows that I don't know?

It's hard to imagine that it wont be Kim, I mean they went out of their way last time not to give the start to Michalek and Johnson last time, and Kim pitched reasonably well.

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 08:54 PM
Heres what i wanna know.. and no joke.. seriously

will Paul Wilson be seen in a Reds Uni next season and on the mound for us? I mean can he still help us or is he done?

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 08:55 PM
123 inning for lohse

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 08:57 PM
Freel grounds out 1st pictch to 2b

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 08:59 PM
hatte walks :) and we got action in the 3rd

GAC
09-08-2006, 08:59 PM
Dunn on deck. I'm heading out! ;)

Patrick Bateman
09-08-2006, 09:00 PM
Heres what i wanna know.. and no joke.. seriously

will Paul Wilson be seen in a Reds Uni next season and on the mound for us? I mean can he still help us or is he done?

I bet he never throws another major league pitch again.

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 09:00 PM
Dunn on deck. I'm heading out! ;)

You da man... take a really good look.. smell the flowers.. feel the dirt.. :)

Matt700wlw
09-08-2006, 09:01 PM
I wonder if Dunn went golfing yesterday ;)

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 09:01 PM
awwwwwwwww

Rich ALMOST got all that :(

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 09:02 PM
2 in the dirt by snell


and its a 3-1 pitch coming to dunner

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 09:03 PM
dunner Walks.

2 waks for snell this inning Hatte on 2nd.. Dunn on 1st.... Edwin Batting

NDRed
09-08-2006, 09:03 PM
i think 3 run shot by Edwin

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 09:04 PM
Snell cant find the zone

1-0 on edwin

swings at 2nd pitch and grounds into force out at 3B

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 09:04 PM
Our batters get to excited with runners on :(

WVRedsFan
09-08-2006, 09:05 PM
I bet he never throws another major league pitch again.

That makes two of us. It's over.

GAC
09-08-2006, 09:06 PM
You da man... take a really good look.. smell the flowers.. feel the dirt.. :)

I see we're into commercials so Dunn must've not dunn too good huh? ;)

GAC
09-08-2006, 09:06 PM
Nice play by EE. His D really has shown improvement. 1 down

MrCinatit
09-08-2006, 09:07 PM
I see we're into commercials so Dunn must've not dunn too good huh? ;)

He walked.

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 09:07 PM
I see we're into commercials so Dunn must've not dunn too good huh? ;)


nope but aurillia came really close lol

retired the leadoff hitter agian :) sanchez GO to edwin

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 09:08 PM
got another :O

Bay grounds out to Rich

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 09:10 PM
Nady singles on the 3-1 pitch

backhanded off balance throw.. safe at 1st

Doumit up

NDRed
09-08-2006, 09:10 PM
houston half game back of us

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 09:12 PM
Marlins with the early 1-0 lead on phily in teh bot of the 2nd

2-2 pitch coming to doumit

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 09:13 PM
struck him out

wtg lohse

Doc. Scott
09-08-2006, 09:14 PM
Finally Lohse catches Doumit swinging to end the fourth. Solid outing for Kyle so far.

vaticanplum
09-08-2006, 09:16 PM
ahhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!

Matt700wlw
09-08-2006, 09:16 PM
:valentin:

:jump:

MrCinatit
09-08-2006, 09:16 PM
Javy Hadit!
GAC..did you see that one?

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 09:17 PM
WTG JAVY

2-1 Lead for the reds now :)

OnBaseMachine
09-08-2006, 09:18 PM
Reds 200th HR of the season.

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 09:18 PM
Javy Hadit!
GAC..did you see that one?

It would be sooooooooo funny if he didnt lol

GAC
09-08-2006, 09:19 PM
WTG JAVY

2-1 Lead for the reds now :)

SEE!

I got a phone call and walked away just prior to the inning! :lol:

I'm done. I'm gonna do my part as a loyal Reds fan, turn the game off, and go watch a movie!

When we win - GAC gets all the credit, not Narron. ;)

MrCinatit
09-08-2006, 09:22 PM
SEE!

I got a phone call and walked away just prior to the inning! :lol:

I'm done. I'm gonna do my part as a loyal Reds fan, turn the game off, and go watch a movie!

When we win - GAC gets all the credit, not Narron. ;)

Way to take one for the team :D

NDRed
09-08-2006, 09:24 PM
bottom of the order batting for pirates and the top of the reds order after this half inning

NDRed
09-08-2006, 09:27 PM
flies out

Matt700wlw
09-08-2006, 09:27 PM
I'm liking Lohse.

NDRed
09-08-2006, 09:31 PM
Freel
Hatte
Aurilia

vaticanplum
09-08-2006, 09:31 PM
WHY do the radio announcers hate the Reds?!

Matt700wlw
09-08-2006, 09:32 PM
WHY do the radio announcers hate the Reds?!

Huh? Who?

BoydsOfSummer
09-08-2006, 09:33 PM
Not often you steal into a groundout double play

vaticanplum
09-08-2006, 09:36 PM
Huh? Who?

Ok, I'm a little sensitive about this lately...but whoever it is who mentioned that with the choice between the Reds and the Bengals, they'd go to see the Bengals. I've heard so much of this lately. People, they're different sports. If you like baseball, you like it. Even if the team is losing, you still get to watch a baseball game.

In fairness, I am only half listening. But it seems like when the Reds are losing (in general -- they're not even losing this game), they sometimes give up on the game and just start talking about how miserable the whole thing is, without a whole lot of facts given.

NDRed
09-08-2006, 09:36 PM
1-0 chattnooga lead

BoydsOfSummer
09-08-2006, 09:36 PM
That was a nice wedge shot by Dunn (who said that)...

OnBaseMachine
09-08-2006, 09:40 PM
Dunn has 1 HR is his last 50 atbats, and his OPS is now just above .890. This is the slump of all slumps. I'm his biggest fan but even I have been very disappointed with his season.

Matt700wlw
09-08-2006, 09:40 PM
Ok, I'm a little sensitive about this lately...but whoever it is who mentioned that with the choice between the Reds and the Bengals, they'd go to see the Bengals. I've heard so much of this lately. People, they're different sports. If you like baseball, you like it. Even if the team is losing, you still get to watch a baseball game.

In fairness, I am only half listening. But it seems like when the Reds are losing (in general -- they're not even losing this game), they sometimes give up on the game and just start talking about how miserable the whole thing is, without a whole lot of facts given.

Marty asked Seg if the Bengals were playing the Chiefs across the street tonight in Cincy, where he would be.

Seg said he's be at the Reds game with he and the bad boy.

Then they commented that Yid (the on-site producer) is not there because he has to on-site produce for the Bengals....and there's no way he's having more fun with Dave and Lap than with he and Steve.

I took it as all in fun..

Matt700wlw
09-08-2006, 09:46 PM
Lohse and Valentin aren't on the same page this inning....

BCubb2003
09-08-2006, 09:48 PM
On TV it's hockey night in Cincinnati.

NDRed
09-08-2006, 09:49 PM
was it a nice out?

NDRed
09-08-2006, 09:52 PM
89 pitches by loshe

Matt700wlw
09-08-2006, 09:52 PM
Franklin warming in the pen...


Oh by the way

:valentin:

:jump:

BoydsOfSummer
09-08-2006, 09:53 PM
Atta Boy Turtle!

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 09:53 PM
wwwwwwwwoooooooooooooooooooooooowhoooooooooooooooo oo JAVY your DA MANEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

4-1 Reds

Kc61
09-08-2006, 09:54 PM
Jerry. I know Ross has been good. But shouldn't Valentin have played a little recently? Against righties, sometimes?

CrackerJack
09-08-2006, 09:54 PM
On TV it's hockey night in Cincinnati.

Go Bearcats. Hangin' in there with Pitt 0-0 late in the 2nd quarter.

NDRed
09-08-2006, 10:02 PM
fly out 4-1 lead reds lead at the end of 6

OnBaseMachine
09-08-2006, 10:02 PM
Ryan Howard just hit #55 in Florida.

Matt700wlw
09-08-2006, 10:03 PM
Ryan Howard just hit #55 in Florida.

He's something.

NDRed
09-08-2006, 10:05 PM
bray and coffey warming up in the pen

NDRed
09-08-2006, 10:08 PM
votto 3 strikeouts


not good

vaticanplum
09-08-2006, 10:08 PM
Marty asked Seg if the Bengals were playing the Chiefs across the street tonight in Cincy, where he would be.

Seg said he's be at the Reds game with he and the bad boy.

Then they commented that Yid (the on-site producer) is not there because he has to on-site produce for the Bengals....and there's no way he's having more fun with Dave and Lap than with he and Steve.

I took it as all in fun..

Alright. I definitely do need to chill.

Matt700wlw
09-08-2006, 10:09 PM
Lohse....very nice tonight.

NDRed
09-08-2006, 10:12 PM
98 pitches for Loshe

Matt700wlw
09-08-2006, 10:13 PM
By the way, Ryan Howard gets my vote for MVP...

OnBaseMachine
09-08-2006, 10:14 PM
3 straight 40 HR seasons!

Matt700wlw
09-08-2006, 10:14 PM
:dunn:

:jump:

NUMBER 40! He and big Klu, the only reds to hit 40+ in 3 consecutive seasons.

Matt700wlw
09-08-2006, 10:15 PM
Javy owns the Pirates

:owned:

Reds Fanatic
09-08-2006, 10:16 PM
Valentin just missed his 3rd homer of the night doubling off the wall.

RFS62
09-08-2006, 10:17 PM
http://thecia.com.au/reviews/n/images/nacho-libre-1.jpg

oneupper
09-08-2006, 10:17 PM
Valentin just missed his 3rd homer of the night doubling off the wall.

Actually a single. Javy hit it too hard!

Kc61
09-08-2006, 10:17 PM
Actually feel bad for the poor young kid who just pitched for the Bucs. Reds really smacked the ball off him.

NDRed
09-08-2006, 10:18 PM
if we need one whos are PH

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 10:18 PM
:) good night so far........

run support is something good to finally see again :)

Reds Fanatic
09-08-2006, 10:19 PM
Hopper drives in a run on a sac. fly making it 7-1 Reds!

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 10:19 PM
ah sweet.......stepped away a sec.......dunner got #40 that rocks.. and the best part.. someone was on base


wooowhoooo 7-1 lead

Matt700wlw
09-08-2006, 10:20 PM
Lohse's night is over, and what a night it was.

NDRed
09-08-2006, 10:22 PM
rather have Ross oh well 6 run lead

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 10:22 PM
Now for the BIGGEST Question of the night.

is this a slump busting game?

I think so.. 12 hits 7 runs so far.. great start by Loshe

I think we can build on this and get rolling pretty strong... im not against the 6 game win streak but if we can get 5 of these 6 i think we are still ok.. better than that is GREAT and i want that.. but less than that and some things gotta happen outside of our control

RFS62
09-08-2006, 10:22 PM
This game is a feel good stompin' that we sorely needed to administer.

PuffyPig
09-08-2006, 10:23 PM
The Pirates gave up about $5M and Williams for that kid Rogers.

He's considered non-premium prospect, and looked the part.

Kc61
09-08-2006, 10:23 PM
Lohse's night is over, and what a night it was.

Lohse strikes me as a guy who potentially can pitch in GABP.

Arroyo, Harang, Lohse, Bailey, and ???

Somebody good, please.

Matt700wlw
09-08-2006, 10:24 PM
This game is a feel good stompin' that we sorely needed to administer.

Reds are angry at themselves...Pirates are victimized by the Reds wrath.

Matt700wlw
09-08-2006, 10:24 PM
A GS would be cool and stuff...

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 10:25 PM
wow.......came alive 2nite thats SOOOOOOOOOOOOO Refreshing

Reds Fanatic
09-08-2006, 10:26 PM
Hatteberg singles in 2 runs. 9-1 Reds!!

vaticanplum
09-08-2006, 10:26 PM
Could they not just spread these runs around a little bit?

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 10:27 PM
all our regular players have a hit 2nite :)

NDRed
09-08-2006, 10:28 PM
batted around this half inning

NDRed
09-08-2006, 10:29 PM
lets see Denorfia get 2 at bats

Falls City Beer
09-08-2006, 10:31 PM
Holy donkey logs!

Kevin Jarvis started for Boston tonight!

BoydsOfSummer
09-08-2006, 10:32 PM
I said it before...could be worse,could be Boston.

NDRed
09-08-2006, 10:32 PM
in the bottom of 2 1-0 Billings Stubbs lead off home run

flyer85
09-08-2006, 10:33 PM
Reds haven't had one of these in what seems like forever

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 10:33 PM
wooooooooohwoooooooooo
Unless something FREAKY happens the reds now have All these:

Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win

SEVENTY!!!!!!

PuffyPig
09-08-2006, 10:33 PM
Holy donkey logs!

Kevin Jarvis started for Boston tonight!


He started for them last week too.

flyer85
09-08-2006, 10:34 PM
Holy donkey logs!

Kevin Jarvis started for Boston tonight!I guess that would be rock bottom

vaticanplum
09-08-2006, 10:34 PM
Boston lost something like 22 games in August. Horrifying.

Chip R
09-08-2006, 10:35 PM
Holy donkey logs!

Kevin Jarvis started for Boston tonight!

The Kevin Jarvis?!

MaineRed
09-08-2006, 10:35 PM
Holy donkey logs!

Kevin Jarvis started for Boston tonight!


Makes, "turds", like Lohse not seem so bad, eh?

NDRed
09-08-2006, 10:35 PM
coffey making quick work

Falls City Beer
09-08-2006, 10:37 PM
Makes, "turds", like Lohse not seem so bad, eh?

If it means being ten games over .500 on September 8th, gimme some o' dat doo doo!

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 10:38 PM
You know.. we got 21 games left after 2nite

12-9 Record and we are ABOVE .500 :) 82-80
11-10 we ARE .500 :) 81-81


Either one of those 2.. and im happy.. based on what i WANTED when we started the season :)

MaineRed
09-08-2006, 10:38 PM
So Kevin Jarvis is the reason they are ten games over .500?

vaticanplum
09-08-2006, 10:39 PM
Holy cannoli! I moved recently, I got a gift basket with all kinds of rad crap in it like tea and baking stuff and a couple of bottles of wine...I am only just now going through it...and there's a $50 gift certificate to Trader Joe's! Wow!! One less week of starvation!!!

I am home alone with some beer so I wanted to share this with all of you. Thank you. Drive safely.

BCubb2003
09-08-2006, 10:40 PM
Is GAC OK? I think he's locked out of his house.

MaineRed
09-08-2006, 10:41 PM
You know.. we got 21 games left after 2nite

12-9 Record and we are ABOVE .500 :) 82-80
11-10 we ARE .500 :) 81-81


Either one of those 2.. and im happy.. based on what i WANTED when we started the season :)

I know your not either but I ain't conceding this thing yet. If the Reds didn't have 3 home games with the Pads, I might.

Looks like we got this one and we have our two horses going the next two days. No reason we can't sweep this series, get back over .500 and maybe with some help from the G men this weekend, climb back into the thick of the WC race.

But I hear you, even with no play-offs, an above .500 season would be a positive.

BoydsOfSummer
09-08-2006, 10:41 PM
As long as you have beer and or wine,you are never truly starving. Bottoms up!

Falls City Beer
09-08-2006, 10:41 PM
Is GAC OK? I think he's locked out of his house.

You mean like Fred Flintstone at the end of the Flintstone's intro segment: "Wilmaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!"

vaticanplum
09-08-2006, 10:42 PM
Attendance 17 thousand something. It's a Friday night and a beautiful one to boot. Be still my breaking heart.

Matt700wlw
09-08-2006, 10:43 PM
Attendance 17 thousand something. It's a Friday night and a beautiful one to boot. Be still my breaking heart.

Well...I doubt they're all at Nippert...

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 10:43 PM
I know your not either but I ain't conceding this thing yet. If the Reds didn't have 3 home games with the Pads, I might.

Looks like we got this one and we have our two horses going the next two days. No reason we can't sweep this series, get back over .500 and maybe with some help from the G men this weekend, climb back into the thick of the WC race.

But I hear you, even with no play-offs, an above .500 season would be a positive.

oh yea.. just to confirm.. im in now way throwing in the towel on making the post season.......... STILL 21 GAMES of baseball to be played and ALOT that can happen.

Also we have picked up 5 games on the Cards in a week on a few occasions this season.. no reason that cant happen again and we win the NL Central.....:)

MaineRed
09-08-2006, 10:44 PM
Great, some kid pitcher is making his debut on Sunday for the Lameos?

Thank goodness Bronson is pitching. It will probably take another CG shutout to win that one :rolleyes:.

Matt700wlw
09-08-2006, 10:44 PM
majeweski to pitch the 9th

Chip R
09-08-2006, 10:45 PM
majeweski to pitch the 9th

Yikes!

vaticanplum
09-08-2006, 10:46 PM
Well...I doubt they're all at Nippert...

My family is...but they wouldn't be at the Reds game anyway.

I was at Nippert last Saturday. There were, if possible, even fewer people there than at the worst Reds game of the season. What on earth are people in Cincinnati doing all the time? They're not at sporting events, I doubt they're all at the symphony, the bar by my house is perpetually dead...what fabulous thing is going on in Cincinnati night after night of which I am totally ignorant? Please don't say cornhole.

Falls City Beer
09-08-2006, 10:46 PM
Yikes!

Find the nearest bomb shelter.

MaineRed
09-08-2006, 10:47 PM
Good spot for Majewsi. If he gives us his normal outing, we'll win 9-3.

Matt700wlw
09-08-2006, 10:47 PM
Majewski got an out.

Hell has frozen over.

:p:

dsmith421
09-08-2006, 10:47 PM
A lot of the big high school teams play on Saturdays in Cincinnati. I know Moeller had at least 2/3 of its games on Sat when I went there. Of course, I'm not sure that Moe qualifies as a "big high school team" anymore, unfortunately.

MaineRed
09-08-2006, 10:48 PM
Majewski once struck out 3 AAA batters in the same inning.

You have to at least give him a fighting chance against the Pirates.

BoydsOfSummer
09-08-2006, 10:48 PM
what fabulous thing is going on in Cincinnati night after night of which I am totally ignorant? Please don't say cornhole.

The Freedom Center?

Matt700wlw
09-08-2006, 10:48 PM
My family is...but they wouldn't be at the Reds game anyway.

I was at Nippert last Saturday. There were, if possible, even fewer people there than at the worst Reds game of the season. What on earth are people in Cincinnati doing all the time? They're not at sporting events, I doubt they're all at the symphony, the bar by my house is perpetually dead...what fabulous thing is going on in Cincinnati night after night of which I am totally ignorant? Please don't say cornhole.

They spent all their money to get Bengals season tickets. Hell, I spent $220 to go the Bengals vs Steelers game on New Year's Eve.

I think it will be worth it.

MaineRed
09-08-2006, 10:49 PM
Do these two outs justify the trade?

vaticanplum
09-08-2006, 10:49 PM
Hatteberg = smooth operator

MaineRed
09-08-2006, 10:49 PM
Fun with two.

MaineRed
09-08-2006, 10:50 PM
Aurillia would of had that.

GridironGrace
09-08-2006, 10:50 PM
WEll boys...............time to run

GREAT GAME 2nite

Matt700wlw
09-08-2006, 10:51 PM
Now Majewski is returning to form...

Gary - you have an 8 run lead...throw strikes.

MaineRed
09-08-2006, 10:52 PM
Ballgame.

Razor Shines
09-08-2006, 10:52 PM
Good spot for Majewsi. If he gives us his normal outing, we'll win 9-3.

There is an asterisk in the rule book that makes this a save opportunity for Maj.

vaticanplum
09-08-2006, 10:52 PM
Majewski is a dolt.

Gallen5862
09-08-2006, 10:53 PM
"And this one belongs to the Reds." This was a much needed win.

vaticanplum
09-08-2006, 10:53 PM
Yay!!!!!!!!!!

MaineRed
09-08-2006, 10:53 PM
Player of the Game: Gary Majewski

Runner-up: Kyle "Turd" Lohse

Nice win. This makes tommorow worth tuning in for. Tommorow's mission, back to .500.

NDRed
09-08-2006, 10:53 PM
and this one belongs to the reds

Chip R
09-08-2006, 10:53 PM
Majewski once struck out 3 AAA batters in the same inning.

You have to at least give him a fighting chance against the Pirates.

Jimmy Haynes once won 15 games for the Reds too. Sorry, FCB. :D

BoydsOfSummer
09-08-2006, 10:57 PM
Well,that was fun and all, and I'm here til the end,but I've lost that lovin' freeling.

Whoooaaah....Whooooaaahhh...Whooaaahhh....

MaineRed
09-08-2006, 10:57 PM
Donnie Sadler once scored from second on a sac fly.

Top that!

Matt700wlw
09-08-2006, 10:57 PM
Is this a Jerry Narron win? :D

Chip R
09-08-2006, 10:59 PM
Donnie Sadler once scored from second on a sac fly.

Top that!

Chris Denorfia once had an inside the park home run on a grounder to short. ;)

Falls City Beer
09-08-2006, 10:59 PM
Well,that was fun and all, and I'm here til the end,but I've lost that lovin' freeling.

Whoooaaah....Whooooaaahhh...Whooaaahhh....

It's the like the kid who can't beat up the bully taking his frustrations out on the paste-eatin' booger-picker.

MaineRed
09-08-2006, 11:03 PM
It's the like the kid who can't beat up the bully taking his frustrations out on the paste-eatin' booger-picker.

Which one were you? The bully or the booger picker?

MaineRed
09-08-2006, 11:04 PM
Chris Denorfia once had an inside the park home run on a grounder to short. ;)

The grounder to short part I believe.

Falls City Beer
09-08-2006, 11:08 PM
Which one were you? The bully or the booger picker?

The guy who bets on the booger-picker.

MaineRed
09-08-2006, 11:12 PM
The guy who bets on the booger-picker.

Self confidence is a powerful thing.

traderumor
09-09-2006, 12:00 AM
I remember Scott Hatteberg getting ragged on pretty good when he was acquired. Then he performed, and the peanut gallery went and found some other whipping boy, without a retraction from the "Hatteburg is worthless" posters. Welcome to the Reds, Majewski. Just perform, and the hecklers go away quietly, without an apology, of course, but they go away.

TeamBoone
09-09-2006, 12:41 AM
Excellent post, Traderumor!

Did anyone else notice the little tinge of a smile on Majewski's face following the last out. I'd almost bet my life that he had to restrain himself from jumping up and down on the mound and screaming "hell yeah!".

Congrats Maj! And to the whole team. They played well tonight, offensively and defensively.

VR
09-09-2006, 03:23 AM
Didn't see the game tonight.....but Lohse, sheesh. 7 starts of 2.82 baseball. What an excellent pickup he has been. Better that Maddux has been for the Doyers even. :)

Big Klu
09-09-2006, 04:52 AM
Great win! Kyle Lohse pitched very well! I am impressed with his athleticism. If he could harness his physical tools, he could become a very good pitcher.

Great night at the plate by Javier Valentin! Two HRs (including an opposite-field shot), and he just missed his third homer, getting a hard single off the top of the wall. Ryan Freel led off the first with a homer, his first of three hits on the night, and Rich Aurilia (The Nature Boy) also had three knocks.


Congratulations to Adam Dunn, who became only the second player in Reds history to have three 40-HR seasons, following Ted Kluszewski. (And like Klu, all three seasons are consecutive!)

Also, congratulations to Dunn, as he is now tied with Barry Larkin for seventh place on the Reds all-time HR list!

Updated Reds HR list (players in italics are active):

Reds All-Time Home Run Leaders
1. Johnny Bench - 389
2. Frank Robinson - 324
3. Tony Perez - 287
4. Ted Kluszewski - 251
5. George Foster - 244
6. Eric Davis - 203
7. Barry Larkin - 198
7. Adam Dunn - 198
9. Vada Pinson - 186
10. Wally Post - 172
11. Ken Griffey, Jr. - 164
12. Gus Bell - 160
13. Joe Morgan - 152
13. Pete Rose - 152
15. Lee May - 147
16. Dan Driessen - 133
17. Reggie Sanders - 125
18. Ernie Lombardi - 120
19. Sean Casey - 118
20. Frank McCormick - 110
21. Dave Parker - 107
22. Chris Sabo - 104
23. Dave Concepcion - 101
24. Gordy Coleman - 98
25. Paul O'Neill - 96

GAC
09-09-2006, 05:48 AM
I remember Scott Hatteberg getting ragged on pretty good when he was acquired. Then he performed, and the peanut gallery went and found some other whipping boy, without a retraction from the "Hatteburg is worthless" posters. Welcome to the Reds, Majewski. Just perform, and the hecklers go away quietly, without an apology, of course, but they go away.

Hat extended his errorless streak at 1B to 91 games - the most of any 1Bman this season.

And some really ragged on this guy saying his D really hurt the team. ;)

What I really lked was ESPN's headline for last night's game....

Dunn's 40th Keys Reds

Now c'mon! It was 4-1 Reds by the time Adam hit his, and as far as I'm concerned the game MVP was Valentin who went 3 fer 4 with 2 Hrs and 3 RBIs.

But I do congratulate Adam for being only the 2nd Red to have 3 consecutive seasons with 40 Hrs. :thumbup:

Falls City Beer
09-09-2006, 10:28 AM
I remember Scott Hatteberg getting ragged on pretty good when he was acquired. Then he performed, and the peanut gallery went and found some other whipping boy, without a retraction from the "Hatteburg is worthless" posters. Welcome to the Reds, Majewski. Just perform, and the hecklers go away quietly, without an apology, of course, but they go away.

When Majewski contributes and contributes consistently when it counts he'll get an apology from me. You can hold me to it. I don't, however, expect Majewski to be an integral part of any stretch run in the future.

I think everyone recognized when he was acquired that Hatteberg could be at worst a nice help off the bench. Those who called him worthless were few and far between.

Big Klu
09-09-2006, 10:50 AM
Hat extended his errorless streak at 1B to 91 games - the most of any 1Bman this season.

And some really ragged on this guy saying his D really hurt the team. ;)

What I really lked was ESPN's headline for last night's game....

Dunn's 40th Keys Reds

Now c'mon! It was 4-1 Reds by the time Adam hit his, and as far as I'm concerned the game MVP was Valentin who went 3 fer 4 with 2 Hrs and 3 RBIs.

But I do congratulate Adam for being only the 2nd Red to have 3 consecutive seasons with 40 Hrs. :thumbup:

Not only is Dunn only the second Red to have three consecutive 40-HR seasons, he is only the second Reds to have three 40-HR seasons period. Like Kluszewski, Dunn recorded his three 40-HR seasons in consecutive years. But nobody else in Reds history even has three 40-HR seasons. (Bench and Foster did it twice, while Post, Perez, Vaughn and Griffey Jr. did it once.)

westofyou
09-09-2006, 11:41 AM
I think everyone recognized when he was acquired that Hatteberg could be at worst a nice help off the bench. Those who called him worthless were few and far between.
You slay me... here are your comments on the day he was signed.

Maybe you should revisit your comments before you deney you ever made them?


Ballast.

The Return of the Curse of Bowden's Ghost.

Come on, Wayne, bring home the next Jimmy Haynes.




Are they looking to build a VFW Hall or make a bench?


At least Cruz can field a couple of positions, without much dropoff in effectiveness. Obviously Cruz is no great shakes, but why add more of the same, but less versatile?


Let me just put it this way. If Dunn is moved, and Cy Young doesn't return in his place, I could field first base for the Reds and it wouldn't make a damn bit of difference at that point. So at the very least, they could save $750,000. I'd rather just pray they find a way to keep Dunn than to entertain the thought of this crew trading him.


Just seems like a monumental waste of time, to me. Considering the real heavy-lifting this team needs to do.


Wrong. Completely false. Cruz was used as a point of comparison to Hatteberg. Personally, I want neither on my team--not both.

Blow it up. Make it dull.



This team needed a backup firstbaseman like I need a mercury milkshake.


You still haven't described how this move substantively differs from DanO's acquisition of VanderWal a few years ago. Actually VanderWal was a much better expenditure of $750,000.



It does nothing to change the fortunes of the club in any capacity. I'm only asking for there to be some tempering of enthusiasm for the deal--and well, a whole bunch of people were cheering the acquisition before I showed up, so it's not as though I was the first one to be making a big deal out of it.

Falls City Beer
09-09-2006, 03:14 PM
You slay me... here are your comments on the day he was signed.

Maybe you should revisit your comments before you deney you ever made them?

I was one of the few and the far between was I not? traderumor made it sound as though there was a vocal group of critics bashing Hatteberg. Best that I remember it was just me and maybe one or two other posters. I never denied saying that--but someone claiming the critics were legion is wrong as hell. They were a tiny minority.

*As a sidebar, however, .870 is nice production for 750,000, but the guy has swirled the drain when it's counted most. All of his rhetoric about "gut-checks" rings pretty hollow on the face of it. And now the Reds are paying him twice the above amount next year for what will undoubtedly be a fraction of his 2006 production (no NL "boost," further declining power, even slower wheels). I dislike that the team felt they needed to reward him for ONE career year.

traderumor
09-09-2006, 03:39 PM
I was one of the few and the far between was I not? traderumor made it sound as though there was a vocal group of critics bashing Hatteberg. Best that I remember it was just me and maybe one or two other posters. I never denied saying that--but someone claiming the critics were legion is wrong as hell. They were a tiny minority.

*As a sidebar, however, .870 is nice production for 750,000, but the guy has swirled the drain when it's counted most. All of his rhetoric about "gut-checks" rings pretty hollow on the face of it. And now the Reds are paying him twice the above amount next year for what will undoubtedly be a fraction of his 2006 production (no NL "boost," further declining power, even slower wheels). I dislike that the team felt they needed to reward him for ONE career year."Getting ragged on pretty good" meant that there was quite a bit of consternation about him being the everyday first baseman. I didn't do a headcount, nor did my post imply a number. But, I recall several posts in game threads by various posters devoted to how bad he was defensively and that the Reds were boneheads for playing him every day. Apparently, there are others who recall things the same way. Your posts in the Scott Hatteberg signing thread alone create a body of work against the signing. Regardless, I think the point was made. I just wish folks would say "bully, I was dead wrong, Hatteberg turned out to be a good signing and is a feather in the cap of the one who had the foresight to snatch him up."

And I will go out on a limb and say that I expect next year, Majewski will be a significant bullpen contributor when he is in the physical condition of the pitcher Krivsky thought he was acquiring. But I won't hold my breath waiting for those who have barraged him with rotten tomatoes this season to say "hey, maybe Majewski's performance last year was severely hindered by a worn out arm, he CAN get guys out." I've been around long enough to know that there will be a new whipping boy in town by then.

VR
09-09-2006, 03:50 PM
I think any ragging on the fact that he was the 1B was quite appropriate....a .750 OPs doesn't get too many excited. He has overachieved beyond any predictions, a nice treat. Let's not be signing any long term contracts just yet.

Aronchis
09-09-2006, 03:55 PM
I wouldn't be surprised Hatt has a injury plagued season next year, though that just opens the door for Joey Votto to take the position, as it should be.

They will be paying Hatt 1.5 mill as a part time player and backup with some consistant AB's early in the season. Hope it is worth it.

Kc61
09-09-2006, 04:34 PM
I wouldn't be surprised Hatt has a injury plagued season next year, though that just opens the door for Joey Votto to take the position, as it should be.

They will be paying Hatt 1.5 mill as a part time player and backup with some consistant AB's early in the season. Hope it is worth it.

Have any particular injury in mind?

Falls City Beer
09-09-2006, 04:45 PM
I've been around long enough to know that there will be a new whipping boy in town by then.


Until Dunn gets traded, he's going to be the alpha and omega of whipping boys.

Remember: you have to succeed in Cincinnati in order to be hated (Dunn, E. Davis, Corey Dillon, Encarnacion)

traderumor
09-09-2006, 05:19 PM
Until Dunn gets traded, he's going to be the alpha and omega of whipping boys.

Remember: you have to succeed in Cincinnati in order to be hated (Dunn, E. Davis, Corey Dillon, Encarnacion)The only legitimate one in that list is Dillon, and his was self-inflicted. Encarnacion? :confused: ED was a polarizing talent much like Dunn--folks either loved him or hated him. Personally, I like/liked both ED and Dunn. Although Dunn frustrates me on the field much more than ED ever did. ED's injuries were frustrating, but then in hindsight, they were more due to his maximum effort as much as being brittle, I suppose.

Dillon, well he was an enigma wrapped in a burger flippin' riddle--his snarl and sneer attitude was what made the old Bengals, er, so great :help:

Falls City Beer
09-09-2006, 07:45 PM
Encarnacion? :confused:

Selective memory, eh?

How many damn posts/threads did we have to sit through ragging on Encarnacion's defense? And now, after EdE's made marvelous strides on defense, the contrite are nowhere to be found. There's plenty of looking the other way to go around.

redsfanmia
09-09-2006, 09:16 PM
Edwin has proved that hard work can inprove defense, maybe Dunn should take notice.