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klw
04-11-2012, 11:40 AM
http://cincinnati.com/blogs/reds/
A few interesting switches from last night. Hopefully it gets things going.

Cin:
Stubbs CF, is hiting .294 with 1 HR in 17 AB v. Garcia
Cozart SS,
Votto 1B, he is 2 for 16 in his career against Garcia
Ludwick LF,
Bruce RF, also 2 for 16 v Garcia
Cairo 3B,
Valdez 2B,
Hanigan C,
Cueto P


StL:
Furcal ss,
Jay cf, 5 for 15 with 2hr v Cueto
Holliday lf, 7 for 20 v Cueto
M.Carpenter 1b,
Molina c, 7 for 24 (.294) v Cueto
Descalso 3b,
Greene 2b,
Komatsu rf,
Garcia p


A few thoughts from elsewhere:

John Fay ‏ @johnfayman
http://twitter.com/#!/johnfayman

#Reds are hitting .201. Throw out the numbers from Zack Cozart (.471) and Jay Bruce (.316), and the rest of the team is hitting .144. #reds

After 5 last year: Cin 5-0, St. Louis 2-4. Clearly, fans are right declaring season over.


http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2012_04_11_slnmlb_cinmlb_1&mode=preview

The Reds have often found themselves on the wrong end of Garcia's success. Garcia owns a 6-1 record and 3.13 career ERA in nine appearances (seven starts) against Cincinnati, with 37 strikeouts and 16 walks in 46 innings.


Cueto, who held the Marlins to three hits over seven scoreless innings en route to a win last Thursday, found a successful formula against the Cardinals in 2011. The right-hander went 1-1 with a 2.60 ERA in four starts against St. Louis last season.

penantboundreds
04-11-2012, 11:49 AM
Is the game on mlbnetwork?

klw
04-11-2012, 11:54 AM
Is the game on mlbnetwork?
YES
http://twitter.com/#!/Reds



Reminder: Today's game will be available in the Cincinnati market on @MLBNetwork.

MikeThierry
04-11-2012, 11:57 AM
Cardinals using their B lineup on a getaway day. Matheny is clearly a deciple of TLR.

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 11:57 AM
With that lineup it may be another day before they break out the slump. Saying that now they should go out and score 12 runs today. :)

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 12:01 PM
Cardinals using their B lineup on a getaway day. Matheny is clearly a deciple of TLR.

I wouldn't have sat Freese. That guys on fire right now. I did see that Berkman is a little banged up already this season and he was going to sit today anyway.

membengal
04-11-2012, 12:03 PM
Reds 2-0 day games and 0-3 night games this season. I am gonna go ahead and chalk this up as a win.

MikeThierry
04-11-2012, 12:34 PM
I wouldn't have sat Freese. That guys on fire right now. I did see that Berkman is a little banged up already this season and he was going to sit today anyway.

Yeah, the Fat Elvis tweaked something when he went for the triple last night. My advice to him is stick to Wendy's triples rather than trying to run for a triple :D

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 12:54 PM
Yeah, the Fat Elvis tweaked something when he went for the triple last night. My advice to him is stick to Wendy's triples rather than trying to run for a triple :D

He seriously looked like he needed an oxygen tank when he got to third. He was in bad shape at that point. :)

KittyDuran
04-11-2012, 01:01 PM
View from the club...

KittyDuran
04-11-2012, 01:10 PM
Got my passport stamped! :)

MikeThierry
04-11-2012, 01:15 PM
He seriously looked like he needed an oxygen tank when he got to third. He was in bad shape at that point. :)

I still think he ran well for being 36 years old. Kind of fun watching the Puma run the bases.

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 01:27 PM
I still think he ran well for being 36 years old. Kind of fun watching the Puma run the bases.

Actually I was surprised at his speed. He was a little quicker than I thought. Even though he's killed the Reds I have always liked him. Seems like a good guy.

Hoosier Red
04-11-2012, 01:30 PM
He seriously looked like he needed an oxygen tank when he got to third. He was in bad shape at that point. :)

I'm trying to remember play from 5 or 6 years ago maybe when a player of similar girth hit a triple. The outfielder had fallen down and the 3rd base coach was waving him home. The player had a look of sheer terror on his face at the prospect of having to run another 90 feet and as I remember actually tried to shake his head no.

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 01:33 PM
Setting the over/under on HR's in the first inning at one. Keeping it low since Cueto is pitching. :)

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 01:34 PM
Father/Son duo doing the Reds broadcast today.

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 01:37 PM
Furcal flies out to RF to begin this Titanic struggle.

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 01:38 PM
Jay flies out to CF. Two away

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 01:39 PM
Holliday pops out to Votto. Cueto much better than the last two days in the first inning by Reds pitching. Reds to the plate.

redsfaninbsg
04-11-2012, 01:40 PM
A first inning in which the opponent doesn't score; hey, I like this.:thumbup:

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 01:42 PM
Stubbs flies to CF.

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 01:43 PM
Cozart bounces out to the mound. Two gone.

klw
04-11-2012, 01:43 PM
all right Joey cmon big guy wait for you pitch look for one to drive you got him now.

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 01:44 PM
Votto singles to extend the inning.

klw
04-11-2012, 01:45 PM
All right Joey way to hit it back where it came from, way to get us started, okay Luddie lets get him home! (spit)

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 01:45 PM
Ludwick GO to end the inning. Nil to nil after one.

redsfaninbsg
04-11-2012, 01:46 PM
Promising at bat by Votto, he's struggled throughout his career against Garcia and battled back after being down in the count 0-2 to get a solid single. Maybe this is what gets him going.

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 01:48 PM
Carpenter flies out to deep LF. How will he ever explain this to his son................ Whoops wrong Carpenter. ;)

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 01:50 PM
Single by Descalso. Someone else made an out but Marty was too busy talking to mention it.

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 01:51 PM
Runner picked off by Cueto and that's the inning. Scoreless after 1 1/2.

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 01:54 PM
Bruce singles to RF. Bruce continues the good early season start.

klw
04-11-2012, 01:54 PM
Okay Bruce way to get things started. Everybody hits today boys!

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 01:57 PM
4-6-3 DP and the slump continues.

klw
04-11-2012, 01:57 PM
4-6-3 DP and the slump continues.

sigh, this is going to be a long year isn't it

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 01:57 PM
Valdez singles bringing up Hanigan.

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 01:59 PM
sigh, this is going to be a long year isn't it

I hope not. It seems the Reds are always sluggish in April going all the way back to the BRM.

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 02:00 PM
Hanigan singles and Valdez to third. Cueto can really help himself here.

CySeymour
04-11-2012, 02:01 PM
I hope not. It seems the Reds are always sluggish in April going all the way back to the BRM.

The '90 team was pretty good in April :beerme:

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 02:01 PM
The '90 team was pretty good in April :beerme:

True. They were great and basically won it the first couple of months that season.

757690
04-11-2012, 02:02 PM
This is typical Garcia. He gets hit hard, but is stingy with runs he gives up.

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 02:02 PM
Cueto rolls out to third. Zero all after two.

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 02:05 PM
GO to third to begin Cards 3rd.

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 02:09 PM
Komatsu keeps fouling them off. Good battle here.

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 02:10 PM
Komatsu pops out on the 11th pitch to him.

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 02:12 PM
Garcia has a shattered bat single to extend the inning.

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 02:15 PM
Furcal triples in Garcia. Apparently Valdez fumbled the throw to the plate. 1-0 Cards

Playadlc
04-11-2012, 02:15 PM
Not really sure why we aren't guarding the lines more in that situation.

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 02:17 PM
Jay homers. Here we ago again. 3-0 Cards.

dunner13
04-11-2012, 02:17 PM
stubbs just missed it, would have been a great play

LoganBuck
04-11-2012, 02:18 PM
Yuck

Playadlc
04-11-2012, 02:18 PM
Not sure if we can even score 3 runs at this point.

Just an absolutely pathetic series for the Reds.

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 02:18 PM
FO to LF to mercifully end the inning. 3-0 Cards in the 3rd.

Homer Bailey
04-11-2012, 02:18 PM
If this continues through April, Dusty may be on his way out of town. Not that this is all his fault, just saying he might not last.

MikeS21
04-11-2012, 02:18 PM
Cueto - the lousy bum! Trade him!:D

cbowen2112
04-11-2012, 02:18 PM
Man, that just kept going. It looked like a pop up. Can't wait to play elsewhere, at least for our pitcher's sake.

oneupper
04-11-2012, 02:19 PM
stubbs just missed it, would have been a great play

I thought it was quite catchable. :(

klw
04-11-2012, 02:19 PM
Garcia has a shattered bat single to extend the inning.

I read this and thought to myself- "Well this never ends well."

cbowen2112
04-11-2012, 02:20 PM
If this continues through April, Dusty may be on his way out of town. Not that this is all his fault, just saying he might not last.

It is not all of his fault, but when his lineups are not producing and he refuses to get creative, we have a major problem there. Our pitching is not as good as the other teams, but our offense should be.

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 02:20 PM
Base hit by Stubbs. Here comes the big comeback.

cbowen2112
04-11-2012, 02:21 PM
Base hit by Stubbs. Here comes the big comeback.

I feel a Reds dinger would be appropriate here.

Homer Bailey
04-11-2012, 02:21 PM
Our pitching is not as good as the other teams, but our offense should be.

It will be. I know its hard not to overreact in the early season (I'm battling an inner freak out right now), but it is a loooong season. Heck, the Reds hadn't lost at this point last year, and they didn't sniff a title. It could easily go the opposite way this year.

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 02:21 PM
Cozart singles. Time for a big fly by Votto.

Playadlc
04-11-2012, 02:23 PM
This home plate ump is calling some low strikes.

LvJ
04-11-2012, 02:23 PM
Cozart is going to hit .500 this season. You heard it here first.

cbowen2112
04-11-2012, 02:23 PM
Let's just leave em loaded for Bruce coming up soon.

klw
04-11-2012, 02:23 PM
live look in on mlb.com
http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2012_04_11_slnmlb_cinmlb_1&mode=gameday

cbowen2112
04-11-2012, 02:24 PM
This home plate ump is calling some low strikes.

Just not anything on the inner half for Cueto. That at bat vs. Garcia was a K all the way.

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 02:24 PM
Holiday drops a fly. Run scores.

klw
04-11-2012, 02:24 PM
nice 3-1
Cozart may have been out at 3rd

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 02:25 PM
runners at 2nd & third. No one out. Gotta at least tie this bad boy up.

LvJ
04-11-2012, 02:26 PM
Cozart was clearly out but hey, we need some breaks too. Woo hoo!

KittyDuran
04-11-2012, 02:26 PM
nice 3-1
Cozart may have been out at 3rd

He was but I'll take it!

OesterPoster
04-11-2012, 02:26 PM
It's time for a Ludwick HR.

Playadlc
04-11-2012, 02:26 PM
Have to get both runners in here.

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 02:27 PM
Ludwick K's.

cbowen2112
04-11-2012, 02:27 PM
Ludwick is not a clean up hitter. That is all.

Playadlc
04-11-2012, 02:28 PM
Ludwick with another terrible AB. Swings at ball 4 twice.

Homer Bailey
04-11-2012, 02:28 PM
That is awful Ludwick. Trying way to hard, and swings at ball four on a 3-1 count.

brad1176
04-11-2012, 02:28 PM
Ludwick is so freakin' terrible. Swings at two balls.

But Dusty loves his swing...

Crumbley
04-11-2012, 02:28 PM
Ludwick sure loves to swing.

cbowen2112
04-11-2012, 02:28 PM
I will take a base knock here.

cbowen2112
04-11-2012, 02:29 PM
I am getting a bad feeling about this next pitch.

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 02:30 PM
Bruce K's Jeeeeesh

cbowen2112
04-11-2012, 02:30 PM
I am getting a bad feeling about this next pitch.

That is why

cbowen2112
04-11-2012, 02:30 PM
They are not seeing the ball here at all.

OesterPoster
04-11-2012, 02:31 PM
Pathetic.

Crumbley
04-11-2012, 02:31 PM
Hack hack hack hack hack

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 02:31 PM
GO to third and end a good chance to at least tie this game. 3-1 after three

cbowen2112
04-11-2012, 02:31 PM
And we should be up 1-0, but because of terrible umping for Cueto, 3-1 Cards.

OldRightHander
04-11-2012, 02:31 PM
2nd and 3rd with no outs and you can't get at least one of them in. Sad.

cbowen2112
04-11-2012, 02:32 PM
2nd and 3rd with no outs and you can't get at least one of them in. Sad.

Be aggressive, be, be aggressive!

The Operator
04-11-2012, 02:33 PM
The Reds have 1 run on 7 hits. Wow. They should be murdering this guy and they've scored 1 flippin' run. AAAGGHH!

OldRightHander
04-11-2012, 02:33 PM
Be aggressive, be, be aggressive!

That...and not swinging at ball 4 twice.

cbowen2112
04-11-2012, 02:34 PM
That...and not swinging at ball 4 twice.

Or swinging at every first pitch created by man!

Playadlc
04-11-2012, 02:34 PM
That...and not swinging at ball 4 twice.

Ludwick is absolutely clueless up there right now.

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 02:34 PM
Carpenter singles to beging the 4th.

gilpdawg
04-11-2012, 02:36 PM
According to gameday between Ludwick and Bruce only one pitch that was swung at was actually in the zone. Pathetic display. I'm about to go on a FCB style rant.

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 02:37 PM
Molina K's One away in the 4th

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 02:38 PM
FO to RF. Two away

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 02:40 PM
Greene singles Carpenter to 2nd

Playadlc
04-11-2012, 02:43 PM
Cueto is laboring.

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 02:45 PM
Komatsu rolls out to end the inning 3-1 in the 4th Bad guys leading

klw
04-11-2012, 02:49 PM
Leadoff man reaches for third straight inning for the Reds on the Valdez single

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 02:50 PM
Valdez got on base some way. I was away and missed it. Hanigan K's.

Playadlc
04-11-2012, 02:51 PM
Valdez had a bunt single.

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 02:51 PM
Valdez had a bunt single.

Thanks!

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 02:52 PM
Cueto a good sacrifice bunt. Valdez to 2nd. Need a hit by Stubbs.

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 02:54 PM
Stubbs does what he does best. He K's to end the inning.

Playadlc
04-11-2012, 02:54 PM
Stubbs. My God.

gilpdawg
04-11-2012, 02:56 PM
Wow Stubbs is so clueless. I wonder if he will even be in baseball in 4 years. He just can't ID pitches and that's not something that's going to ever get better at his age.

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cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 02:56 PM
Garcia K's

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 02:57 PM
Furcal HBP

Homer Bailey
04-11-2012, 02:58 PM
Wow Stubbs is so clueless. I wonder if he will even be in baseball in 4 years. He just can't ID pitches and that's not something that's going to ever get better at his age.

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Yeah, how the heck is a guy who averaged a 3.65 WAR/162 games so far in his career ever going to find work?

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 02:58 PM
LO to LF Two away

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 02:59 PM
Holiday singles. Two on Two out

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 03:01 PM
A K to end the inning. Half way through this one. 3-1 Cards

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 03:04 PM
Cozart singles. The kid is hitting to say the least.

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 03:05 PM
Votto singles. 1st and 2nd no one out.

_Sir_Charles_
04-11-2012, 03:06 PM
Okay, I'm here now. Let the rally begin.

757690
04-11-2012, 03:07 PM
This is sooooo Garcia. 10 hits, one run. You'd think it would catch up with him, but it never seems to.

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 03:07 PM
Ludwick improves he takes a 3-1 pitch for a walk. Bases are drunk for Bruce.

_Sir_Charles_
04-11-2012, 03:08 PM
Yes! Bases jacked after the walk to Ludwick. Time for a Bruce Bomb! :O)

gilpdawg
04-11-2012, 03:08 PM
I gotta feeling this is the game right here. Have to at least get one or two here.

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cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 03:08 PM
Bruce flies to deep CF. Sac Fly 3-2 now

_Sir_Charles_
04-11-2012, 03:08 PM
Dang. Just got a bit under it. :O)

3-2 Cards.

gilpdawg
04-11-2012, 03:09 PM
Come on Miggy! Just put in play.

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CySeymour
04-11-2012, 03:10 PM
Dang. Just got a bit under it. :O)

3-2 Cards.

Still, a better approach at the plate so far from Jay then last year.

MikeThierry
04-11-2012, 03:11 PM
This is so annoying if you are a Cards fan. Garcia has all the talent in the world but some games he just wets the bet. He is playing with too much fire this game, allowing all of these runners on base.

_Sir_Charles_
04-11-2012, 03:11 PM
Aaargh! Just lost my MLB video feed.

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 03:11 PM
Cairo fouls out.

_Sir_Charles_
04-11-2012, 03:12 PM
Okay, it's back. That sucked.

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 03:12 PM
Valdez bunt singles a run in! tie game

fearofpopvol1
04-11-2012, 03:12 PM
Valdez!! That was pimp!!

CySeymour
04-11-2012, 03:12 PM
Valdez bunt singles a run in! tie game

Three hits for Valdez!

_Sir_Charles_
04-11-2012, 03:12 PM
Still not a fan of the Valdez signing.

marcshoe
04-11-2012, 03:13 PM
Wilson Valdez: Hit Machine.

pedro
04-11-2012, 03:13 PM
That was a thing of beauty

REDREAD
04-11-2012, 03:13 PM
Three hits for Valdez!

Yea, I'm regretting extending Phillips now. :lol: (Kidding of course)

757690
04-11-2012, 03:13 PM
Norris Hopper lives!

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 03:14 PM
Garcia out and Marte to pitch.

fearofpopvol1
04-11-2012, 03:14 PM
I can't believe Valdez made the same play for a 2nd time in the same game. Garcia looked completely off balance.

gilpdawg
04-11-2012, 03:14 PM
Wow. How can you do that twice and have it work both times?

marcshoe
04-11-2012, 03:14 PM
Up to now I've thought that Valdez was my least favorite acquisition since Tony Womack.

CySeymour
04-11-2012, 03:15 PM
Yea, I'm regretting extending Phillips now. :lol: (Kidding of course)

Who is this "Phillips" you speak of? :lol:

fearofpopvol1
04-11-2012, 03:15 PM
Up to now I've thought that Valdez was my least favorite acquisition since Tony Womack.

I think Valdez today alone has done more than Womack did during his time as a Red.

marcshoe
04-11-2012, 03:15 PM
We've found our new cleanup hitter.

Strikes Out Looking
04-11-2012, 03:16 PM
I think Valdez today alone has done more than Womack did during his time as a Red.

Except date Dusty's daughter

Playadlc
04-11-2012, 03:17 PM
Do not like letting Harris hit here.

Would prefer anyone else.

klw
04-11-2012, 03:17 PM
You have to PH here
And they do

fearofpopvol1
04-11-2012, 03:17 PM
Except date Dusty's daughter

Did he too? I thought it was just Patterson.

CySeymour
04-11-2012, 03:17 PM
Do not like letting Harris hit here.

Would prefer anyone else.

would prefer Heisey with a chance to blow the game up.

fearofpopvol1
04-11-2012, 03:18 PM
would prefer Heisey with a chance to blow the game up.

If Heisey had been a LH hitter, I think we would've seen him there.

klw
04-11-2012, 03:18 PM
Hey why not swing at the 1st pitch when the pitcher has not thrown a strike in the game yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 03:18 PM
I missed what happened. But the Reds went out without anymore scoring. 3-3 after 5.

HotCorner
04-11-2012, 03:19 PM
Willie Harris? What does he do that Todd Fraizer can't? His presence on this roster still continues to stump me.

CySeymour
04-11-2012, 03:19 PM
If Heisey had been a LH hitter, I think we would've seen him there.

Heisey is still a better hitter then Harris, regardless of handedness. But Dusty is too "by the book" to care.

CrackerJack
04-11-2012, 03:20 PM
Willie Harris? What does he do that Todd Fraizer can't? His presence on this roster still continues to stump me.

Dusty HAS to have one of these guys, every year, familiar stuff.

marcshoe
04-11-2012, 03:20 PM
Willie Harris? What does he do that Todd Fraizer can't? His presence on this roster still continues to stump me.

Hit left handed. Or at least stand on the other side of home plate when he makes an out.

Playadlc
04-11-2012, 03:20 PM
Harris popped out.

Anyone else find it funny when Harris makes contact he is so focused on seeing the ball all the way in he has no clue where the ball is after contact.

klw
04-11-2012, 03:20 PM
Willie Harris? What does he do that Todd Fraizer can't? His presence on this roster still continues to stump me.

veteran presence

MikeThierry
04-11-2012, 03:21 PM
Per usual, Garcia has his bone head 5th inning. I don't know what the heck is wrong with this kid. It always seems that people hit him in the 5th or 6th inning. Guy needs to mature and get his head in the game if he is going to be an effective pitcher in the future.

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 03:21 PM
veteran presence

Typical vet love by Dusty. No reason Harris should be on this team.

klw
04-11-2012, 03:21 PM
Molina with the 4 pitch walk from Arredondoo. This won't end well.

HotCorner
04-11-2012, 03:22 PM
Hit left handed. Or at least stand on the other side of home plate when he makes an out.

:laugh:

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 03:22 PM
DC bunts Molina over to 2nd.

gilpdawg
04-11-2012, 03:23 PM
Yeah, how the heck is a guy who averaged a 3.65 WAR/162 games so far in his career ever going to find work?
I'm not a fan. IMO, career year in 2010 and gradually declining to replacement level over the next couple of years. Out of baseball may have been a little strong, bit I was on tilt. I think his best role ultimately is a 4th or 5th OF. But I respect your view.

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 03:25 PM
Green K's

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 03:26 PM
KoMat pops out to end the inning. 3-3 in the 6th.

gilpdawg
04-11-2012, 03:27 PM
Nice inning by Arredondo. We need him to be serviceable.

_Sir_Charles_
04-11-2012, 03:29 PM
Stubbs is beyond "due". Let's go Drew!

OldRightHander
04-11-2012, 03:29 PM
The Reds score a couple runs and I book a couple loads at the same time. Coincidence?

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 03:29 PM
Stubbs GO to SS

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 03:30 PM
The Reds score a couple runs and I book a couple loads at the same time. Coincidence?

Go book a few more. :D

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 03:31 PM
Cozart back to the box. Two away

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 03:33 PM
Votto K's looking. 3-3 after 6

PuffyPig
04-11-2012, 03:39 PM
Willie Harris? What does he do that Todd Fraizer can't? His presence on this roster still continues to stump me.

FWIW, play CF.

PuffyPig
04-11-2012, 03:40 PM
The Reds score a couple runs and I book a couple loads at the same time.

That's what she said.....

cumberlandreds
04-11-2012, 03:42 PM
Bray into the game. I will have to going. Someone else take over. Bring home a win. Reds need it.

Plus Plus
04-11-2012, 03:44 PM
Bray walks Jay, and Dusty brings in Ondrusek to face Holliday.

CySeymour
04-11-2012, 03:45 PM
Is Arrendando that bad against lefties that he can't be trusted to get Jay out?

Plus Plus
04-11-2012, 03:45 PM
Holliday is a career 3/7 with a HR against Ondrusek.

Plus Plus
04-11-2012, 03:46 PM
A flyout to left for Holliday ends the inning. Heading to bottom of 7, 3-3

OldRightHander
04-11-2012, 03:46 PM
Score one and I like their chances. Not exactly shabby arms in the bullpen.

Plus Plus
04-11-2012, 03:48 PM
Kyle McClellan in to pitch for the Cardinals.

Plus Plus
04-11-2012, 03:49 PM
Ludwick pokes one to second for the first out.

Plus Plus
04-11-2012, 03:50 PM
Bruce follows suit with another groundout to second base. Two out.

_Sir_Charles_
04-11-2012, 03:51 PM
I really don't like Dusty using Bray for 1 batter and possibly Logan for 1. If this goes into extras....uh-oh.

Plus Plus
04-11-2012, 03:52 PM
Cairo walks, bringing up the apparently hot-hitting Wilson Valdez.

Plus Plus
04-11-2012, 03:54 PM
Valdez grounds out to third for the third out. Heading to the top of the 8th, tied 3-3.

CySeymour
04-11-2012, 03:55 PM
Just out of curiosity, can Phillips pinch hit if needed?

Plus Plus
04-11-2012, 03:56 PM
Phillips said the other day that he is available to do a triumphant walk-off home run, but not play in a game.

Plus Plus
04-11-2012, 03:57 PM
Double switch- Chapman in to pitch, Rolen at third.

Homer Bailey
04-11-2012, 03:58 PM
Nevermind.

Plus Plus
04-11-2012, 03:59 PM
Chapman strikes out Carpenter looking on a fastball on the outside corner for the first out of the inning.

Hollcat
04-11-2012, 03:59 PM
Double switch- Chapman in to pitch, Rolen at third.

I thought Rolen should have hit when the bases were loaded. Don't really care if he's a lefty or righty.

Plus Plus
04-11-2012, 04:01 PM
Chapman strikes out Molina swinging for the second out and his second strikeout on the day. He must have clearly fooled Molina, as that was one of the most sad and feeble swings in baseball history.

MikeS21
04-11-2012, 04:02 PM
Good time to start stretching Chapman out past 1 or 2 innings.

Homer Bailey
04-11-2012, 04:02 PM
Wow.

Plus Plus
04-11-2012, 04:03 PM
Chapman strikes out Descalso swinging, and strikes out the side. Excellent command of the strike zone shown there by Chapman, with only a few exceptions.

OldRightHander
04-11-2012, 04:03 PM
I'd like to see 7 innings of that.

WildcatFan
04-11-2012, 04:04 PM
I'd like to see 7 innings of that.

Here, here. :beerme:

lollipopcurve
04-11-2012, 04:04 PM
Good time to start stretching Chapman out past 1 or 2 innings.

Yep. Hopefully only 2 are needed.

OesterPoster
04-11-2012, 04:04 PM
I'd like to see 7 innings of that.

Don't let Dougdirt see that.

Plus Plus
04-11-2012, 04:05 PM
Hanigan is fooled on a breaking ball as the sun comes out, and flies out to right.

MikeThierry
04-11-2012, 04:05 PM
The Memphis Redbirds lineup is impotent today.

OldRightHander
04-11-2012, 04:06 PM
The Memphis Redbirds lineup is impotent today.

Now you know how we've felt the last couple days.

Plus Plus
04-11-2012, 04:06 PM
Rolen is fooled on a curveball down the middle and strikes out looking.

Plus Plus
04-11-2012, 04:07 PM
Stubbs singles to right to extend the inning for Zack Cozart.

MikeThierry
04-11-2012, 04:07 PM
Now you know how we've felt the last couple days.

I'm surprised most of you haven't turned into alcoholics at this point :beerme:

Hollcat
04-11-2012, 04:08 PM
Will Stubbs run?

OldRightHander
04-11-2012, 04:08 PM
I'm surprised most of you haven't turned into alcoholics at this point :beerme:

I'll be in your camp tomorrow night, but that's a discussion for a different thread.

MikeS21
04-11-2012, 04:09 PM
Get Cozart on and let Votto send one into orbit. Then let Marshall have an easy 1-2-3 inning.

NEVERMIND

Plus Plus
04-11-2012, 04:09 PM
Cozart flies out to the warning track in center, ending the inning.

OldRightHander
04-11-2012, 04:10 PM
Get Cozart on and let Votto send one into orbit. Then let Marshall have an easy 1-2-3 inning.

NEVERMIND

Votto can still do his part. Just have to wait an inning.

_Sir_Charles_
04-11-2012, 04:10 PM
I'd like to see 7 innings of that.

Just not today, please!

Homer Bailey
04-11-2012, 04:11 PM
Aroldis Chapman had a FIP of -.66 BEFORE striking out the side last inning.

OldRightHander
04-11-2012, 04:11 PM
Just not today, please!

Yep, need to get this one over soon so I can get back to something resembling productive work. I knew having a tv in my office would be a bad idea.

powersackers
04-11-2012, 04:12 PM
Watching Chapman pepper the zone on MLB.com Gameday app is a thing of beauty.

Plus Plus
04-11-2012, 04:12 PM
Tyler Greene somehow makes contact, but sends a grounder right to Rolen for the first out.

MikeThierry
04-11-2012, 04:13 PM
Tyler Greene somehow makes contact, but sends a grounder right to Rolen for the first out.

Wow... Butters (aka Tyler Greene) made contact.

Plus Plus
04-11-2012, 04:14 PM
With that pitch right down the middle, the umpire and the Cardinals bench (namely someone named Lance) get into a shouting match.

Homer Bailey
04-11-2012, 04:14 PM
Where did the 2-2 pitch miss?

Plus Plus
04-11-2012, 04:14 PM
Komatsu sends a grounder through the right side of the infield for a single.

Plus Plus
04-11-2012, 04:15 PM
Freese up as the pitch hitter.

powersackers
04-11-2012, 04:16 PM
From what I can tell Chapman is getting pinched a bit. Not getting the calls that appear in the zone on the Gameday app.

_Sir_Charles_
04-11-2012, 04:17 PM
Well...THAT was nasty. :O)

Plus Plus
04-11-2012, 04:17 PM
Chapman frightens Freese with a high heater, causing him to feebly spin around like a Loony Tunes cartoon to strike out.

Plus Plus
04-11-2012, 04:19 PM
The crowd is on its feet cheering for Chapman in Cincinnati. He pays no attention and promptly strikes out Furcal.

_Sir_Charles_
04-11-2012, 04:20 PM
5 k's in 2 innings. That'll do.

Homer Bailey
04-11-2012, 04:20 PM
No fair.

brad1176
04-11-2012, 04:20 PM
Chapman is a beast!

_Sir_Charles_
04-11-2012, 04:20 PM
You know, I really am not that impressed by the K's. It's the lack of WALKS that's caught my eye.

WildcatFan
04-11-2012, 04:20 PM
I'll say this for Dusty--he's used Chapman correctly out of the bullpen so far.

Homer Bailey
04-11-2012, 04:21 PM
5 IP, 2 H, 10K, 0 BB

Wowza.

Plus Plus
04-11-2012, 04:22 PM
Mark Alphabet (Rzepczynski) in to pitch for the Cardinals.

RichRed
04-11-2012, 04:22 PM
5 IP, 2 H, 10K, 0 BB

Wowza.

I'm not up on the newfangled stats. Is that good?

Plus Plus
04-11-2012, 04:23 PM
Votto sends one to the wall in left field for a leadoff double.

_Sir_Charles_
04-11-2012, 04:23 PM
I'm not up on the newfangled stats. Is that good?

No W's...nah, he sucks.

CySeymour
04-11-2012, 04:24 PM
Votto sends one to the wall in left field for a leadoff double.

This Votto guy can hit a little bit.

dunner13
04-11-2012, 04:24 PM
For 225 million you would think Votto could get that one over the wall...

brad1176
04-11-2012, 04:24 PM
This Votto guy can hit a little bit.

Let's keep him around for a while.

RANDY IN INDY
04-11-2012, 04:24 PM
Votto 4-5!

Plus Plus
04-11-2012, 04:24 PM
Ludwick is intentionally walked, which will bring up Bruce with runners on first and second with no outs.

_Sir_Charles_
04-11-2012, 04:25 PM
Walk Ludwick to get to Bruce. Personally, I'd go after the struggling Ludwick.

MasonBuzz3
04-11-2012, 04:25 PM
5 IP, 2 H, 10K, 0 BB

Wowza.

only 73 pitches total, even while being squeezed today

klw
04-11-2012, 04:26 PM
Live look in on mlb gameday
http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2012_04_11_slnmlb_cinmlb_1&mode=gameday

TheBurn
04-11-2012, 04:26 PM
Here we go...

_Sir_Charles_
04-11-2012, 04:29 PM
*sigh* Nice pitch. Bruce K's.

OldRightHander
04-11-2012, 04:29 PM
Bruce with the K. Need a hit to finish this now. I have work to do.

Plus Plus
04-11-2012, 04:31 PM
Heisey in to PH, Salas in to pitch for the Cardinals.