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klw
04-10-2012, 04:11 PM
Harris 4,
Cozart 6,
Votto 3,
Rolen 5,
Bruce 9,
Heisey 7,
Stubbs 8,
Mesoraco 2,
Leake 1.

vs. Lohse.

Cardinals
Jay, CF
Beltran, RF
Holliday, LF
Berkman, 1B
Freese, 3B
Molina, C
Descalso, 2B
Greene, SS
Lohse, P

I am little nervous about Leake tonight as my impression is that he does not do better with extra rest.

Tonight's game info:
http://www.scribd.com/fullscreen/88761849

OesterPoster
04-10-2012, 04:27 PM
On the bright side...good Lohse was last week, so we should see bad Lohse...right?

Edd Roush
04-10-2012, 05:31 PM
Am I the only one who would rather have Ludwick getting PAs instead of Heisey? I just don't value leftfield defense very much and I think Ludwick has a better bat than Heisey. If Chris could take a walk, I would be fine with him starting over Ludwick, but that is a major deficiency in his game right now and has been one for his whole career.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 05:51 PM
According to Fay's twitter Dusty says Brandon will not play the next 3 or 4 days as they want to be cautious and not have the hamstring continue to bother him all year.

Reds1
04-10-2012, 06:41 PM
According to Fay's twitter Dusty says Brandon will not play the next 3 or 4 days as they want to be cautious and not have the hamstring continue to bother him all year.

boooo. my fantasy team just took a hit. Harris - really. I don't like the back end of our 25 man.

edabbs44
04-10-2012, 07:40 PM
Am I the only one who would rather have Ludwick getting PAs instead of Heisey? I just don't value leftfield defense very much and I think Ludwick has a better bat than Heisey. If Chris could take a walk, I would be fine with him starting over Ludwick, but that is a major deficiency in his game right now and has been one for his whole career.

Not to mention that Chris' outfield defense is highly overrated.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2012, 08:08 PM
boooo. my fantasy team just took a hit. Harris - really. I don't like the back end of our 25 man.

Wait. You mean you don't have Harris on your fantasy team? *shocked*

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 08:10 PM
Jay grounds out to 2nd. 1 out.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 08:11 PM
Here we go again. Beltran homers to right center.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 08:12 PM
Holliday lines a single to center.

redsfaninbsg
04-10-2012, 08:13 PM
The Cardinals are just mashing the baseball right now.

REDSEER
04-10-2012, 08:14 PM
Our crowds depress me. Why can't I live closer?

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 08:14 PM
Berkman hit by the pitch. 1st and 2nd.

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-10-2012, 08:15 PM
Reds pitching depresses me. Just awful first innings.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 08:18 PM
Battle going between Freese and Leake. 8 pitch AB so far.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 08:19 PM
Freese walks on a 3-2 pitch. Bases loaded.

Degenerate39
04-10-2012, 08:20 PM
This is getting old

Playadlc
04-10-2012, 08:20 PM
Leake is pitching scared.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2012, 08:21 PM
Leake & Homer....not chilly weather pitchers.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 08:21 PM
Leake has already thrown 25 pitches.

Vottomatic
04-10-2012, 08:21 PM
Looks like we're going to suck again and the Cardinals are going to make us their you know what.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 08:21 PM
Big 5-3 DP!. Nice pick by Votto.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2012, 08:21 PM
Nice DP by Rolen.

Degenerate39
04-10-2012, 08:21 PM
Wow Rolen!

REDSEER
04-10-2012, 08:22 PM
Beautiful play by Rolen.

OldRightHander
04-10-2012, 08:22 PM
That play was gorgeous.

Oxilon
04-10-2012, 08:22 PM
I hate it when a control pitcher has control issues. Thank goodness for Rolen and Votto though.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 08:25 PM
Harris grounds out to 1st.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 08:26 PM
Cozart grounds out to 3rd.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2012, 08:26 PM
Pretty play by Freese

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 08:27 PM
Votto singles to center.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 08:28 PM
Rolen flies out to center. 1-0 Cards after 1.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 08:31 PM
Descalso singles to right.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 08:32 PM
Greene flies out to center. 1 out.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 08:32 PM
Good job by Leake. A bunt attempt turns into a 1-6-3 DP. 1-0 Cards mid 2nd.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2012, 08:32 PM
Really nice play by Leake there. DP to end the inning

OldRightHander
04-10-2012, 08:33 PM
Beautiful 1-6-3 there. Wow.

VR
04-10-2012, 08:34 PM
Must have warmed up quickly in Cincinnati

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 08:36 PM
Bruce doubles to right.

OldRightHander
04-10-2012, 08:36 PM
Leadoff double for The Bruce.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 08:38 PM
Heisey grounds out to 3rd. 1 out.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 08:40 PM
Stubbs grounds out to 3rd. 2 outs.

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-10-2012, 08:40 PM
Stubbs. Lame

brad1176
04-10-2012, 08:40 PM
Reaches for a pitch on a 3-1 count.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 08:40 PM
Intentional walk to Mesoraco

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2012, 08:41 PM
IBB to get to Leake. Mike can handle the stick. Let's hope he makes 'em pay for it.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 08:43 PM
Leake flies out to shallow left. 1-0 Cards after 2.

brad1176
04-10-2012, 08:44 PM
It comes down to situational hitting, you can't waste a leadoff double like that.

klw
04-10-2012, 08:45 PM
Reds pitching depresses me. Just awful first innings.

"The Curse of the Volquez" is put upon the franchise by the trading of the Volquez.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 08:47 PM
Jay lines out to left.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 08:47 PM
Beltran grounds out to 2nd on the first pitch. 2 outs.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 08:49 PM
Holliday grounds out to short. 1-0 Cards mid 3rd.

brad1176
04-10-2012, 08:50 PM
Nice inning from Leake.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 08:53 PM
Harris grounds out to 1st.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 08:54 PM
Cozart is hit by the pitch

OldRightHander
04-10-2012, 08:55 PM
Hope Joey makes him pay for that mistake.

Kc61
04-10-2012, 08:56 PM
Offensive issues -

1. Left field all righty hitting platoon makes no sense. Should be lefty righty. Even with Heisey who will come down to earth against RHP, still makes no sense.

2. Scott Rolen hitting cleanup at this stage of his career.

3. Stubbs can't hit righties.

Not surprising Reds have problems against middle of the pack righty pitchers like Nolasco, Westbrook, Lohse. Need more lefty hitting. Need Rolen to produce.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 08:57 PM
Votto flies out to left. 2 outs.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 08:59 PM
Rolen lines out to short. 1-0 Cards after 3.

OldRightHander
04-10-2012, 09:00 PM
Some hard hit outs there, but still outs.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 09:03 PM
Berkman strikes out swinging.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 09:04 PM
Great play by Rolen.

Plus Plus
04-10-2012, 09:04 PM
Rolen is putting on a third base clinic today.

The Voice of IH
04-10-2012, 09:04 PM
How bout that Mike Leake! (and ROLEN!!!!)

OldRightHander
04-10-2012, 09:04 PM
Great play by Rolen there. He's picking it tonight.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 09:06 PM
Molina lines a double to left.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 09:07 PM
That was close. Just foul down the line.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 09:08 PM
Descalso strikes out swinging. 2 Ks. 1-0 Cards mid 4th.

OldRightHander
04-10-2012, 09:09 PM
Can we please find some offense now?

Brutus
04-10-2012, 09:10 PM
Can we please find some offense now?

I hope they also utilize it lol

Cedric
04-10-2012, 09:10 PM
I'm down with Thom giving major love to Rolen tonight. I think the steroid era made us forget how players are supposed to decline and it's harder on legit guys like Rolen.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 09:12 PM
Bruce strikes out swinging.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 09:14 PM
Heisey flies out to center. 2 outs.

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-10-2012, 09:16 PM
And Kyle Lohse is the latest Cy young to mow through the Reds without much trouble. Do we face strassburg in DC?

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 09:16 PM
Stubbs strikes out. 1-0 Cards after 4.

alloverjr
04-10-2012, 09:18 PM
Stubbs strikes out. 1-0 Cards after 4.

Don't believe he swung the bat once in 5 pitches, all of which looked like strikes.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 09:19 PM
Greene doubles off the wall in left.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 09:22 PM
Lohse attempts a bunt and fouls out to Mesoraco.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 09:24 PM
Jay flies out to left. 2 outs.

cbowen2112
04-10-2012, 09:26 PM
Don't believe he swung the bat once in 5 pitches, all of which looked like strikes.

Every single pitch called a strike was outside by a foot.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 09:26 PM
Good job by Leake to get out of that. Beltran strikes out swinging. 1-0 Cards mid 5th.

Kc61
04-10-2012, 09:27 PM
Mike Leake can pitch. Great draft choice, should have a terrific career.

OldRightHander
04-10-2012, 09:28 PM
Leake is looking pretty good. Up to the offense to see it's not wasted.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 09:29 PM
Mesoraco fouls out to 1st. 1 out.

membengal
04-10-2012, 09:29 PM
Someone needs to jumpstart the offense. It's probably safe to call it a near teamwide slump at this point.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 09:30 PM
Leake grounds out to 3rd. 2 outs.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 09:31 PM
That was quick. Harris pops out. 1-0 Cards after 5.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 09:33 PM
Holliday fouls out to 1st on the first pitch.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 09:35 PM
Berkman triples to right.

Kc61
04-10-2012, 09:36 PM
Triple for Berkman.

Reds need to get a reliever up. Leake around 90 pitches, this early in the year, may need relief soon.

Need to keep it close here.

kbrake
04-10-2012, 09:36 PM
This isn't fun.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 09:37 PM
Freese homers to right center. With the Reds offense this game is pretty much over.

OldRightHander
04-10-2012, 09:37 PM
&$@)!!

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-10-2012, 09:37 PM
Curtains.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 09:38 PM
Molina strikes out swinging. 2 outs.

alloverjr
04-10-2012, 09:38 PM
Sad commentary that the infield was playing in down 1 run in the 6th. You know your offense is non-existent when you do that.

Freese is actually pretty good, not a terrible pitch.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 09:40 PM
Descalso grounds out to 1st. 3-0 Cards mid 6th.

Cedric
04-10-2012, 09:40 PM
At least we have the best long reliever in baseball..

klw
04-10-2012, 09:40 PM
How did Berkman get a triple? Isn't he really slow.

Kc61
04-10-2012, 09:40 PM
How did Berkman get a triple? Isn't he really slow.

Ball bounced around right field corner.

Plus Plus
04-10-2012, 09:41 PM
The ball went to the corner in right field, and bounced off of the gate that allows the visiting bullpen members to enter the field, causing Bruce to have to stop and quickly change directions to get to it.

Reds/Flyers Fan
04-10-2012, 09:41 PM
How did Berkman get a triple? Isn't he really slow.

Bruce was expecting a carom off the wall. Instead it hit the fence and just died.

edabbs44
04-10-2012, 09:42 PM
This team has 4 run left in it.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2012, 09:42 PM
3 bagger for Cozy

Kc61
04-10-2012, 09:42 PM
Triple Cozart.

Plus Plus
04-10-2012, 09:42 PM
Leadoff triple for Cozart.

edabbs44
04-10-2012, 09:42 PM
Just like that. Nice play in right.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 09:42 PM
Cozart triples to right center.

OldRightHander
04-10-2012, 09:42 PM
3B for Cozart. Let's see if that starts something.

membengal
04-10-2012, 09:43 PM
Remember when people were worried about Cozart batting 2nd in the line-up?

kbrake
04-10-2012, 09:43 PM
This team has 4 run left in it.

I like that positivity.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 09:43 PM
Sac fly to center by Votto. 3-1 Cards.

Brutus
04-10-2012, 09:44 PM
The Reds got the run back!

Except, now they still need two more...

klw
04-10-2012, 09:44 PM
Freese homers to right center. With the Reds offense this game is pretty much over.

I find your lack of faith disturbing
(but probably quite accurate)
I find your lack of faith disturbing - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsyzRUKwgng)

sorry I have been waiting to post that clip all offseason

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 09:45 PM
Rolen grounds out to short.

Plus Plus
04-10-2012, 09:45 PM
It feels like there are so many hard hit balls that are right at fielders in the last couple of games.

The Operator
04-10-2012, 09:46 PM
Rolen is not looking very good at all so far. I really hope he gets it together soon, they ned him to produce.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2012, 09:46 PM
Jay looking very comfortable at the dish thus far.

nate
04-10-2012, 09:46 PM
Late inning rally chat is open!

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 09:47 PM
Bruce singles to right.

REDSEER
04-10-2012, 09:47 PM
Jay looks great at the plate right now. We could be seeing a special year if he can find some consistency.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 09:49 PM
Heisey pops out to 2nd. 3-1 Cards after 6.

klw
04-10-2012, 09:51 PM
Bruce was expecting a carom off the wall. Instead it hit the fence and just died.

Highlight is up on mlb.com. He is not as slow as I remembered.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 09:51 PM
LeCure in to pitch

BuckeyeRedleg
04-10-2012, 09:52 PM
TW in Cbus. why the fricking Cavs on 1309?

My goodness. Then on 1308 (Indians channel) I have rain delay coverage of Tribe game.

Seriously? Whiskey Tango?

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 09:52 PM
TW in Cbus. why the fricking Cavs on 1309?

My goodness. Then on 1308 (Indians channel) I have rain delay coverage of Tribe game.

Seriously? Whiskey Tango?

The Indians were already rained out.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 09:53 PM
Greene strikes out swinging.

Kc61
04-10-2012, 09:53 PM
Cards have much better lefty righty balance than the Reds. They also make contact almost all the time.

Lecure gets a strikeout.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 09:53 PM
Good start for Leake: 6IP, 7H, 3ER, 1BB, 4 K

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 09:54 PM
Komatsu hitting for Lohse.

BuckeyeRedleg
04-10-2012, 09:54 PM
The Indians were already rained out.

Great. What's with 1309?

What genius would think people would rather watch the Cavs than the Reds in HD? Shoot me.

when I turn it to 1309, it even says the Reds game should be on. FS, please wake up and smell 2012.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 09:56 PM
Great. What's with 1309?

What genius would think people would rather watch the Cavs than the Reds in HD? Shoot me.

Have you tried MLB network. They are carrying the game. It is blacked out locally but maybe you would have it if you are not getting the game.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 09:56 PM
Komatsu walks.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 09:58 PM
Jay strikes out looking. 2 outs.

BuckeyeRedleg
04-10-2012, 09:59 PM
Have you tried MLB network. They are carrying the game. It is blacked out locally but maybe you would have it if you are not getting the game.

Yes, thanks. You know they don't have it either, but it's on on 1310 (RSNXHD....whatever that is). Thanks again.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2012, 10:06 PM
Where did THAT miss?

Playadlc
04-10-2012, 10:06 PM
LeCure is killing me right now. Man this is a long AB.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 10:06 PM
Long AB. Beltran walks. 1st and 2nd.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2012, 10:07 PM
*sigh* on the top edge.

membengal
04-10-2012, 10:08 PM
That was two weak popups that just fell out of play or out of reach, and then what should have been strike 3 called ball 4 to Beltran. Cards are living right at the moment.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 10:09 PM
Holliday strikes out swinging. 3-1 Cards mid 7th.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 10:12 PM
Mitchell Boggs in to pitch

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 10:13 PM
Stubbs grounds out to 3rd.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 10:14 PM
That was close. Mesoraco flies out to the track in left center.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2012, 10:14 PM
Wow. I thought that was LONG gone. Deep out.

reds44
04-10-2012, 10:15 PM
Could tell it got in on him a bit when he hit it.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 10:15 PM
Ludwick pinch hitting for LeCure

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 10:18 PM
Ludwick stikes out. 3-1 Cards after 7.

WVRedsFan
04-10-2012, 10:18 PM
<sigh>

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2012, 10:18 PM
Good lord. He could've rolled that one up there and Ludwick would've had a better chance at hitting it.

Crumbley
04-10-2012, 10:18 PM
Ludwick loves that low and outside roller.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 10:20 PM
Ondrusek in to pitch

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 10:20 PM
Berkman singles to right.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 10:22 PM
Freese singles to center. 1st and 2nd.

WVRedsFan
04-10-2012, 10:22 PM
Logan fixing to break this one wide open.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 10:22 PM
That is quite a stat Thom just gave: Freese now batting .460 his last 110 ABs

The Operator
04-10-2012, 10:23 PM
whew. double play!

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 10:23 PM
Molina grounds into a 6-4-3 DP.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2012, 10:24 PM
Wow. That had to be one of the slowest turns on a DP I've seen in quite a while...Harris. It's not like he had to hurry, but still.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 10:25 PM
Descalso strikes out looking. Good job to get out of that. 3-1 Cards mid 8th.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2012, 10:26 PM
Time to send those fans home happy. All 20 of 'em.

Playadlc
04-10-2012, 10:27 PM
Be huge if Harris could get on here.

WVRedsFan
04-10-2012, 10:27 PM
Good job, Logan. Now we need some runs. With only 15 runs in five games, this won't get the job done

reds44
04-10-2012, 10:28 PM
Who has seen enough of Willie Harris?

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 10:28 PM
Harris flies out to left.

WVRedsFan
04-10-2012, 10:28 PM
Willie Harris. Why? Is there something I'm not seeing?

membengal
04-10-2012, 10:28 PM
Willie Harris is not winning me over.

I miss the idea of Todd Frazier.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 10:29 PM
Furcal ran for Berkman and is in at short. Descalso moves to 1st and Greene moves to 2nd.

WVRedsFan
04-10-2012, 10:29 PM
Willie Harris is not winning me over.

I miss the idea of Todd Frazier.
Amen.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 10:30 PM
Cozart strikes out swinging.

wheels
04-10-2012, 10:30 PM
Willie Harris. Why? Is there something I'm not seeing?

He's left handed, and has one of those cool double ear flapped helmets.:laugh:

nate
04-10-2012, 10:30 PM
He's left handed, and has one of those cool double ear flapped helmets.:laugh:

Those are awesome.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2012, 10:30 PM
Who has seen enough of Willie Harris?

*raises hand*

Being left handed is nice and all, but I'd rather have the better overall hitter. Give me Frazier. (Or maybe Janish. lol)

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 10:31 PM
Another quick innning. Votto grounds out to 2nd. 3-1 Cards after 8.

The Operator
04-10-2012, 10:31 PM
This offense is just awful right now.

WVRedsFan
04-10-2012, 10:31 PM
Little league helmet :)

Playadlc
04-10-2012, 10:31 PM
Defensive swing by Votto there.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 10:32 PM
This offense is just awful right now.

Yes and they are running into some good starters the next several days. Garcia tomorrow and then Gonzalez and Zimmerman to start the Washington series.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 10:32 PM
Marshall in to pitch

WVRedsFan
04-10-2012, 10:33 PM
This offense is just awful right now.

Middle of the order is 2-9 and worse over the first five games.

wheels
04-10-2012, 10:33 PM
It's a very good thing that they aren't going to be this bad offensively all season.

Too bad it always happens against the Cardinals, though.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2012, 10:34 PM
MAN. That was NASTY!

WVRedsFan
04-10-2012, 10:34 PM
Throwing strikes is aways good.

wheels
04-10-2012, 10:34 PM
Marshall is a premium relief pitcher. Absolutely top notch.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 10:34 PM
Greene strikes out swinging.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2012, 10:34 PM
LOL. That curve just isn't fair. Wow.

reds44
04-10-2012, 10:35 PM
The lineup tomorrow is probably going to have Harris or Vladez and Cairo in it. Yikes.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 10:35 PM
Robinson grounds out back to Marshall.

WVRedsFan
04-10-2012, 10:35 PM
Someday our closer will get to close a game. Someday...

BuckeyeRedleg
04-10-2012, 10:36 PM
Marshall is filthy (that is good).

reds44
04-10-2012, 10:36 PM
Marshall is good.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 10:36 PM
Another good outing by Marshall. Jay grounds out to 2nd. 3-1 Cards mid 9th.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2012, 10:36 PM
That'll do.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 10:37 PM
Rolen, Bruce and Heisey due up

The Operator
04-10-2012, 10:37 PM
Marshall was a great acquisition. Too bad there haven't been any games for him to close out.

wheels
04-10-2012, 10:37 PM
I guess only amazingly filthy relief aces are the only guys that can get the Cards out right now.

They are smoking hot right now.

alloverjr
04-10-2012, 10:38 PM
The lineup tomorrow is probably going to have Harris or Vladez and Cairo in it. Yikes.

I honestly don't mind Cairo in place of Rolen (at least offensively). Not every day of course. Frazier on the club might have been a good option, even batting left handed. :)

REDSEER
04-10-2012, 10:38 PM
Just imagine what this bullpen could be with a healthy Madson and Masset(and I guess Chapman)....get the lead by the 7th and it's lights out.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 10:39 PM
Jason Motte in to pitch

The Operator
04-10-2012, 10:39 PM
I honestly don't mind Cairo in place of Rolen (at least offensively). Not every day of course. Frazier on the club might have been a good option, even batting left handed. :)I know it's early, but I'm worrying about Rolen. He just looks weak at the plate. Good thing his defense is still there, though.

wheels
04-10-2012, 10:39 PM
Most of the guys in the Cards pen look like big dumb sasquatches. I hate them.

WVRedsFan
04-10-2012, 10:39 PM
Just imagine what this bullpen could be with a healthy Madson and Masset(and I guess Chapman)....get the lead by the 7th and it's lights out.
Getting the lead by the 7th has been the problem so far.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 10:41 PM
Rolen flies out to center.

BuckeyeRedleg
04-10-2012, 10:41 PM
Rolen is a gold glove fielder still, but he can't hit a lick. It is what it is.

wheels
04-10-2012, 10:41 PM
Getting the lead by the 7th has been the problem so far.

I share your frustration, but I can't believe they're gonna be THIS bad all year.

They did score the second most runs in the N.L. last year.

Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 10:42 PM
Bruce pops out to 1st. 2 outs.

MikeS21
04-10-2012, 10:42 PM
I share your frustration, but I can't believe they're gonna be THIS bad all year.

They did score the second most runs in the N.L. last year.
Sure, but the followed the pattern last year: 4-1 loss, 3-1 loss, tomorrow win 17-10, and suddenly everyone is talking about how there's nothing wrong with the offense, its the pitching that is terrible.

WVRedsFan
04-10-2012, 10:43 PM
The cards just have our number, but good grief it's frustrating.

BuckeyeRedleg
04-10-2012, 10:43 PM
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Reds Fanatic
04-10-2012, 10:44 PM
Heisey strikes out swinging. Reds lose 3-1.

WVRedsFan
04-10-2012, 10:44 PM
Heisey just needs to ride the pine.

The Operator
04-10-2012, 10:44 PM
Good grief. Hang this one squarely on the offense. Other than Jay Bruce the entire lineup is pathetic right now. Thank God it's still early. But dang this is frustrating.

wheels
04-10-2012, 10:44 PM
The cards just have our number, but good grief it's frustrating.

It really is. I'm so sick of that smiley ****** catcher..... He makes me sick.

_Sir_Charles_
04-10-2012, 10:45 PM
Good grief. Hang this one squarely on the offense. Other than Jay Bruce the entire lineup is pathetic right now. Thank God it's still early. But dang this is frustrating.

Cozart.

The Operator
04-10-2012, 10:46 PM
Cozart.Ah, yes. Bruce and Cozart.

It's too bad they're far enough apart in the lineup that they rarely bat in the same inning, because they're the only ones hitting at all.

WVRedsFan
04-10-2012, 10:51 PM
Middle of the order is 8 for 56 or .143. Bruce is the only one hitting there. Heisey has been anemic as has Rolen. If they get rolling, something I do not expect Heisey to do, we will be OK. Hey, Walt. We need a big bat in the outfield. What? More pitching? OK.

reds44
04-10-2012, 10:51 PM
Good grief. Hang this one squarely on the offense. Other than Jay Bruce the entire lineup is pathetic right now. Thank God it's still early. But dang this is frustrating.
Cozart?

KittyDuran
04-10-2012, 10:52 PM
Feel sorry for my lil baby (Leake) pitched a quality game. The offense needs a transfusion. Hopefully, we'll get 'em tomorrow... I'll be there in the club cheering them on! :clap:

Kc61
04-10-2012, 10:53 PM
Reds will lose to guys like Nolasco, Lohse, and Westbrook if they remain so overwhelmingly right handed.

Either they need to add hitting stars (unlikely) or they need to add some solid lefty bats.

cbowen2112
04-10-2012, 11:08 PM
What would happen if Rolen and Cozart switched? I feel Cozart could handle any spot and get his hits. It will not happen though. What about this as another alternative?

Phillips
Rolen
Votto
Bruce
Cozart
LF
Stubbs
Catcher
Pitcher

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 08:47 AM
Leake pitched a good game. Too bad the offense wasn't there to back him up. Votto did hit some balls hard. So maybe he's about to break out of it. But in the end the offense will come around. Seems like its always sluggish in April. Go getem later today and tried to avoid a sweep.

redsmetz
04-11-2012, 04:45 PM
Leake pitched a good game. Too bad the offense wasn't there to back him up. Votto did hit some balls hard. So maybe he's about to break out of it. But in the end the offense will come around. Seems like its always sluggish in April. Go getem later today and tried to avoid a sweep.

Good prediction, Cumberlandreds.

cumberlandreds
04-12-2012, 12:22 PM
Good prediction, Cumberlandreds.

Every once in a while a blind nut finds a squirrel. ;)