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Blitz Dorsey
05-09-2012, 11:43 AM
Frazier's first start in LF. I like it.

Reds lineup: Cozart SS, Stubbs CF, Votto 1B, Phillips 2B, Bruce RF, Frazier LF, Valdez 3B, Hanigan C, Cueto P.

Blitz Dorsey
05-09-2012, 11:44 AM
Also, game is on Fox Sports Ohio. I love the change they made beginning last year as far as televising more afternoon games.

RedsManRick
05-09-2012, 11:50 AM
Good to see Frazier getting some much deserved PT, but if you're going to sit Rolen, isn't this the chance to let him play some 3B? I understand wanting the defense with the groundballer on the mound, but still, feels like a weird time to give Rolen a day off.

And Valdez 7th ahead of Hanigan? Dusty really doesn't like to take advantage of Hanigan's ability to put the ball in play, does he?

cumberlandreds
05-09-2012, 11:55 AM
Glad to see them try Frazier in LF. I was wondering if they would do this considering how bad LF had been.

Here's the Brewers lineup:


1. Nyjer Morgan (L) CF
2. Rickie Weeks (R) 2B
3. Ryan Braun (R) LF
4. Aramis Ramirez (R) 3B
5. Corey Hart (R) RF
6. Jonathan Lucroy (R) C
7. Taylor Green (L) 1B
8. Cesar Izturis (S) SS
9. Zack Greinke (R) P

Kc61
05-09-2012, 12:40 PM
Glad to see them try Frazier in LF. I was wondering if they would do this considering how bad LF had been.

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I agree. If Todd fields ok in LF, I could see him getting a bunch of at bats there.

At 3B, for this year, it's tougher for him to get at bats. There's Rolen and Cairo. And Valdez on occasion.

There's a need at both positions, but Todd has a better shot to play in the outfield this season IMO.

jhu1321
05-09-2012, 12:51 PM
I agree. If Todd fields ok in LF, I could see him getting a bunch of at bats there.

At 3B, for this year, it's tougher for him to get at bats. There's Rolen and Cairo. And Valdez on occasion.

There's a need at both positions, but Todd has a better shot to play in the outfield this season IMO.

Came up as a LF. Very solid defender out there.

Kc61
05-09-2012, 01:05 PM
Came up as a LF. Very solid defender out there.

It is notable that Ryan Ludwick isn't getting much playing time lately. He played yesterday but Heisey's been getting much of the action and now Frazier today.

Reds can't be happy with LF, it's the obvious place to add some offense. Hopefully Todd will do that.

Reds/Flyers Fan
05-09-2012, 01:38 PM
It is notable that Ryan Ludwick isn't getting much playing time lately. He played yesterday but Heisey's been getting much of the action and now Frazier today.

Reds can't be happy with LF, it's the obvious place to add some offense. Hopefully Todd will do that.

I'm not sure what the Reds were thinking if they were expecting much more. This position's failure so far wasn't hard to predict.

Wonder what Walt's thinking: His two big off-season bats have been complete flops. Willie Harris was DFA'd one month in and Ryan Ludwick rarely sees the field.

Ron Madden
05-09-2012, 01:56 PM
Maybe it's just me but I'd rather see Frazier at Third when Rolen sits than Valdez or Cairo. I like giving him a start in LF every now and then too.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 02:02 PM
Thom and Chris in the booth on FSO.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 02:10 PM
I guess I'll PBP for a few.

cumberlandreds
05-09-2012, 02:11 PM
The Brewers are 18-0 at home when greinke starts a game. This was according to the Cowboy.

Cozy K's

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 02:12 PM
Zack swings at a decent slider, Zack's 7th pitch. One away.

cumberlandreds
05-09-2012, 02:12 PM
CB Bucknor behind the plate. Expect some interesting calls.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 02:13 PM
Greinke has fallen behind 2-0 in both ABs.

Stubbs pops one up behind the plate. Easy play for the 2. Two down.

Kc61
05-09-2012, 02:13 PM
I'm sure I'll eat these words, but this strikes me as an ideal game NOT to play Stubbs.

Hard to see him handling Greinke at all.

cumberlandreds
05-09-2012, 02:15 PM
Sounded easy for Greinke in the first. I don't have a good feeling about this one today.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 02:15 PM
Joey ALSO sees the count go to 2-0 before hitting a 3-1 rocket right to Braun in left. Three up, three down.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 02:16 PM
Sounded easy for Greinke in the first. I don't have a good feeling about this one today.

He threw a couple FBs right down the pipe to Cozart. Must have been told to take a couple of pitches.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 02:18 PM
Morgan lines to Frazier in left. One away.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 02:19 PM
Tight zone from what I've seen so far.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 02:20 PM
Rung him up on a 2-seamer at the knees. Two away.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 02:20 PM
Eyegore steps in.

cumberlandreds
05-09-2012, 02:24 PM
Good start for Cueto too. First team to score today may win this one.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 02:25 PM
Braun making Cueto work.

Cueto rings him up on the 10th pitch of the AB with a good 2-seamer. 2 K's through one. Phillips, Bruce, Frazier coming up.

Caveman Techie
05-09-2012, 02:25 PM
Once again it looks as though there is another umpire who thinks right down the middle is a ball.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 02:26 PM
If you're referring to the 9th pitch, it looked low on TV.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 02:27 PM
Brandon swings at the first pitch, hit pretty well to right, forcing Hart to work for it. F9. One away.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2012, 02:27 PM
Once again it looks as though there is another umpire who thinks right down the middle is a ball.

It is not surprising CB Bucknor the worst ump in the game is today's home plate ump

Caveman Techie
05-09-2012, 02:28 PM
If you're referring to the 9th pitch, it looked low on TV.

Nah, I think it was the 5th pitch to Braun that according to Gamecast was right down the middle, but yet a ball. Also on Weeks it showed two that were right in the middle called balls. I know gamecast isn't the authoritative answer, but it is fairly accurate.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 02:28 PM
Jay pops up a curve to the grass behind second. Two away.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 02:30 PM
Frazier RIPS a liner to straight away center, but Morgan ranges back to make the catch. Beermakers with Ramirez, Hart, and Lucroy coming up.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 02:32 PM
The Reds are making some pretty good contact. Nothing falling yet. Three that could have.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 02:32 PM
Ramirez laces a double down the left field line for a double.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 02:33 PM
Cart grounds to third. Doesn't advance the runner. Corey Hart still struggling.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 02:34 PM
Lucroy with the Jersey-Shoreist beard in baseball stands in.

Caveman Techie
05-09-2012, 02:34 PM
Lucroy with the Jersey-Shoreist beard in baseball stands in.

LOL

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 02:34 PM
Lucroy laces one up the middle. Runner held at third. On the corners with one away.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 02:36 PM
Taylor Green is short enough and stands short enough to look like you're watching standard def content on a high def TV. Green promptly hits into the 6-4-3. Inning over.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 02:37 PM
Green's zone on Gameday is wider than it is tall.

cumberlandreds
05-09-2012, 02:37 PM
Lucroy with the Jersey-Shoreist beard in baseball stands in.

As long as he doesn't have the Snooki hair-do its all OK. :)

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 02:39 PM
Infield positioned for the bunt, Valdez grounds one sharply to first. One down.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 02:40 PM
My fantasy baseball catcher stands in. Hanigan hitting .300 so far this season. He hits a topper over the mound. Izturis makes it look easy. 2 outs.

cumberlandreds
05-09-2012, 02:42 PM
Perfect game alert for Greinke. :) Never too early to put the jinx on for the opponent.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 02:43 PM
Cueto fouls off the fifth and sixth pitches. Looks at a good fastball to end it. Cueto looks like he enjoys himself playing baseball.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 02:45 PM
Cueto's fastball looks good so far today, slider has wandered. Izturis grounds the aforementioned slider to first, who flips to Cueto for the first out.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 02:46 PM
Thom has basically talked about drinking for the past five minutes.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 02:47 PM
Now all of a sudden Cueto's fastball is in the dirt on two straight pitches. Greinke waits for the 5th pitch.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 02:48 PM
It's a slider tailing away from the right-handed Greinke, who breaks his bat and grounds it to Phillips.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 02:48 PM
The Brewers starting lineup now has four hitters on the Interstate. One of them, Nyjer Morgan stands in.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 02:49 PM
Morgan hits a sinking liner in front of Frazier, who was actually pretty shallow.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 02:49 PM
Man on and here's Weeks.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 02:50 PM
Cueto throws to 3-0.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 02:51 PM
Walked him on four pitches. The fourth COULD have been called a strike.

Blitz Dorsey
05-09-2012, 02:52 PM
Cueto just threw a 3-0 slider to Weeks (ball four) with Braun on deck. Bad idea.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 02:52 PM
Frodo eyes stands in. All of a sudden Cueto can't get one over.

Blitz Dorsey
05-09-2012, 02:52 PM
Walked him on four pitches. The fourth COULD have been called a strike.

No, it wasn't close IMO.

Kc61
05-09-2012, 02:53 PM
Don't groove one to Braun. If he walks, he walks.

Caveman Techie
05-09-2012, 02:53 PM
No, it wasn't close IMO.

I'm not watching but according to Gamecast (starting to sound like a broken record) it was a strike, not even a borderline one at that.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 02:53 PM
Narrow plate today. Braun fouls away a fastball on the hands, and it's 2-1.

Blitz Dorsey
05-09-2012, 02:54 PM
I'm not watching but according to Gamecast (starting to sound like a broken record) it was a strike, not even a borderline one at that.

I'm watching. It wasn't very close.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 02:54 PM
Cueto throws across the middle of the plate, and Braun fouls it back.

Blitz Dorsey
05-09-2012, 02:54 PM
3-2 here we come...

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 02:54 PM
Full count to Braun.

Blitz Dorsey
05-09-2012, 02:55 PM
Braun infield single. Bases loaded.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 02:55 PM
Braun legs out an infield single to the pitcher. No throw.

Blitz Dorsey
05-09-2012, 02:56 PM
Big first strike there.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 02:56 PM
In stands Aramis Ramirez and throws a good pitch for a strike. By the way, same location as ball four a few ABs ago.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 02:56 PM
Cueto getting ready to throw his 50th pitch.

Blitz Dorsey
05-09-2012, 02:57 PM
Johnny is humming that fastball at 94 today.

Kc61
05-09-2012, 02:57 PM
Cueto getting ready to throw his 50th pitch.

It's ok, Chapman for two innings if needed today.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 02:57 PM
Cueto's 1-2 is in the dirt. 2-2 coming up.

Blitz Dorsey
05-09-2012, 02:58 PM
Yes! Ground out ... got out of it!

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 02:58 PM
Ground out to Cozy. Houdini 2.0.

Blitz Dorsey
05-09-2012, 02:58 PM
Nice play from Cozart there. And Votto on the stretch.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 02:58 PM
NICE change down low, Cozart throws stumbling to end the inning. Well done, Zack! Brewers leave em loaded.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 02:59 PM
Has it been long enough to declare that Cozart is the real deal?

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 03:00 PM
Perfect game alert for Greinke. :) Never too early to put the jinx on for the opponent.

Still in play.

Blitz Dorsey
05-09-2012, 03:01 PM
BTW, just re-wound ball four on Weeks. Anyone who thinks that's a strike needs to make an appointment with their optometrist. Clearly low and outside. And why is Cueto even throwing an 84-MPH slider on 3-0 against Weeks with Braun on deck? Just lay a fastball in there and dare Weeks to swing in that situation.

Anyway, definitely a ball though. No debate. I don't care what "Gamecast" says. I'm watching the game. Ha.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 03:02 PM
Greinke started the inning with 35 pitches, BTW.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 03:02 PM
Cozart works the count full.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 03:03 PM
Cozart swings at the 7th pitch and yanks it JUST foul.

OesterPoster
05-09-2012, 03:03 PM
Yeesh, just checked the schedule. After tomorrow's off day, Reds don't have another off day until May 31st. 20 games in 20 days.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 03:03 PM
And he K's on a foul tip.

cumberlandreds
05-09-2012, 03:04 PM
Stubbs spoils the no hit/perfect game with a double. Time to score.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 03:04 PM
Stubbs with a nice liner to the wall in right center. Stand up double. Here comes Votto.

Kc61
05-09-2012, 03:04 PM
I'm sure I'll eat these words, but this strikes me as an ideal game NOT to play Stubbs.

Hard to see him handling Greinke at all.

Ok, I eat my words.

Blitz Dorsey
05-09-2012, 03:04 PM
Why did Stubbs stop? That would have been an easy triple.

Tom Servo
05-09-2012, 03:04 PM
No hitter no more.

Playadlc
05-09-2012, 03:05 PM
What the heck was that Joey? My God.

Blitz Dorsey
05-09-2012, 03:05 PM
Doesn't matter. Weak pop-up to short from Votto.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 03:05 PM
Votto with a weak pop up. Decent play by Izturis in the left field grass.

oneupper
05-09-2012, 03:05 PM
And why is Cueto even throwing an 84-MPH slider on 3-0 against Weeks with Braun on deck? Just lay a fastball in there and dare Weeks to swing in that situation.


Weeks is a pure FB hitter. Like Jobu Cerrano.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 03:06 PM
Phillips looks obviously much more confident than he did to start the season.

Blitz Dorsey
05-09-2012, 03:06 PM
Stubbs steals third.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 03:07 PM
Stubbs steals third! Some kinda legs on Drew.

Blitz Dorsey
05-09-2012, 03:07 PM
BP blown away by high fastball. Headed to the bottom of the 4th ... 0-0.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 03:08 PM
Phillips K's. DANG.

Blitz Dorsey
05-09-2012, 03:09 PM
Phillips needs to step it up. Not been impressed with him lately. He's giving the opposite of quality ABs most of the time.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 03:10 PM
Corey hart with a lazy fly to right. One down.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 03:12 PM
Lucroy taps a ball off the hands right at the bag at second. Phillips with a bit of trouble, but makes the throw. Two down.

OesterPoster
05-09-2012, 03:12 PM
Nice quick inning.

cumberlandreds
05-09-2012, 03:13 PM
Easy one for Cueto. We have a good ole, good one going.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 03:13 PM
Taylor Green with a sharp grounder to Cozart. Cueto with 60 pitches through 4.

Degenerate39
05-09-2012, 03:15 PM
Grienke is throwing a 1-hitter

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 03:16 PM
Bruce K's on three pitches. Bruce could have a few complaints about that AB.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 03:18 PM
Frazier watches a fastball that's about as right down the middle as you can get. K's. Two down.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 03:18 PM
Wilson Valdez's bat looks like it's moving in slow motion.

Kc61
05-09-2012, 03:19 PM
Cueto threw a CG last time as I recall. I hope Dusty doesn't overdo it with Johnny today. He has his bullpen rested, tomorrow is an off day.

Will need some tough pitching in the late innings of this one.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 03:20 PM
Greinke's pitch count has started to climb a bit. 65th pitch on the way.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 03:20 PM
Valdez grounds to third, Ramirez spins and throws him out.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 03:21 PM
Izturis, Greinke, Morgan due up.

HotCorner
05-09-2012, 03:23 PM
One pitch. One out. Iztruis GO to Phillips.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 03:23 PM
Izturis making it easy for Cueto, grounding the first pitch to Phillips. One pitch one out.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 03:24 PM
Through the same number of pitches, Greinke has thrown 5 more strikes.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 03:26 PM
Greinke making Johnny work. TENTH pitch on the way.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 03:27 PM
K swinging. Heck of an AB from Greinke.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 03:27 PM
Rang him up. Fantastic AB from Greinke, though.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 03:30 PM
And yet again, liner towards Frazier. Todd handles this one though. 1-2-3

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 03:30 PM
Line out to Frazier. Inning over.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 03:31 PM
Hanigan, Cueto, Cozart coming up. Cueto with 78 pitches through 5. Cueto's ERA down to 1.17, BTW.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 03:33 PM
Hanigan grounds out to third.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 03:33 PM
Trivia question: Since 1918, what Reds pitcher has the longest consecutive streak of home decisions won?

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 03:34 PM
That outside corner is a freaking mystery today. No rhyme or reason as to whether or not it gets called.

Chip R
05-09-2012, 03:35 PM
That outside corner is a freaking mystery today. No rhyme or reason as to whether or not it gets called.

C.B. Bucknor.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 03:35 PM
Cueto swings at a high fastball, tips into the mitt for the second out.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 03:36 PM
Cozie with a ground to short to end it. Greinke looking pretty damn dominant.

Kc61
05-09-2012, 03:39 PM
Absence of lefty bats an issue with a pitcher like Greinke. Lifetime OPS against .770 for lefties, .669 for righties. Fairly big spread.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 03:40 PM
Nice play by Valdez to throw out Weeks. One down.

cumberlandreds
05-09-2012, 03:40 PM
That sounded close.

Braun flies to the wall in right.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 03:40 PM
WHEW! I thought that was gone.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 03:41 PM
My last inning for PBP. Braun hammers one to right field. Bruce ranges about halfway across the track but makes the play. Two down.

cumberlandreds
05-09-2012, 03:42 PM
Another deep one. Playing with fire that inning.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 03:42 PM
Cueto livin' dangerously. Another deep drive. Bruce hauls it in yet again.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 03:42 PM
Ramirez agrees with me on the outside corner. The 1-2 Aramis is swung on and drilled into right center. Bruce back even further onto the track, but it's hauled in. Stubbs, Votto, and Phillips coming up.

Kc61
05-09-2012, 03:42 PM
Cueto livin' dangerously. Another deep drive. Bruce hauls it in yet again.

Good to get Braun and Ramirez out of the way, but I'd start thinking about Aroldis.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 03:43 PM
I'm out on the PBP.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 03:43 PM
I'm out on the PBP.

Thanks elfman...it was much appreciated.

cumberlandreds
05-09-2012, 03:44 PM
I'm out on the PBP.

Thanks. I'll be out of here too in just a few minutes.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 03:44 PM
Pete Schourek is the answer to the trivia question.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 03:44 PM
Good to get Braun and Ramirez out of the way, but I'd start thinking about Aroldis.

Cueto's at 87 pitches and has allowed 4 hits and has a shutout going. I'd let him go one more for certain.

Degenerate39
05-09-2012, 03:45 PM
Stubbs strikes out

Kc61
05-09-2012, 03:47 PM
Cueto's at 87 pitches and has allowed 4 hits and has a shutout going. I'd let him go one more for certain.

I'd just watch him carefully, that's all. One slip could cost this game and Johnny did pitch much last time.

Degenerate39
05-09-2012, 03:47 PM
Full count to Votto

And a flyout to left

Playadlc
05-09-2012, 03:48 PM
This is just complete domination.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 03:48 PM
Gotta get to that bullpen. Greinke looks dominant.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 03:49 PM
Phillip singles to center.

Degenerate39
05-09-2012, 03:49 PM
Phillips

0-1
and a single up the middle

Gallen5862
05-09-2012, 03:49 PM
Thanks for the pbp.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 03:49 PM
Come on, Jay.

Degenerate39
05-09-2012, 03:49 PM
Bruce grounds out to 2nd on the first pitch. 3 outs

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 03:50 PM
Bruce grounds out to end the inning. I'd say he's due for a dinger. It's been well over 3 ab's since his last bomb.

Degenerate39
05-09-2012, 03:50 PM
Grienke is at 91 pitches

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 03:53 PM
KKKK

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 03:53 PM
If I'm Dusty, I'm giving Chapman the ball in the eighth and keeping him there until somebody scores.

Degenerate39
05-09-2012, 03:53 PM
Hart k's

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 03:55 PM
KKKKK 2 down.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 03:56 PM
Green with a 2b over Stubbs' head.

Kc61
05-09-2012, 03:58 PM
Izturis isn't much of a hitter, so I guess I'd let Cueto pitch to him. But I would remove Johnny after this hitter no matter what. Just a sense that he's had enough.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 03:58 PM
They're pitching around him it looks like.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 03:58 PM
Johnny's missing his spots, I think.

Caveman Techie
05-09-2012, 03:58 PM
Izturis isn't much of a hitter, so I guess I'd let Cueto pitch to him. But I would remove Johnny after this hitter no matter what. Just a sense that he's had enough.

Grienke is on deck.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 03:58 PM
Nope. Ground out to Cozart. inning over.

Kc61
05-09-2012, 03:58 PM
Beauty by Cueto, hope Reds go to Chapman now.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 03:59 PM
Grienke is on deck.

Actually they had a pinch hitter out there. Kottaras I think.

Caveat Emperor
05-09-2012, 03:59 PM
7 innings of shutout ball for Cueto.

Yawn.

Caveman Techie
05-09-2012, 04:00 PM
Actually they had a pinch hitter out there. Kottaras I think.

Ahh, sorry gamecast still said Grienke.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 04:00 PM
Beauty by Cueto, hope Reds go to Chapman now.

104 pitches (61 strikes). 7 shutout innings, 5 hits, 1 bb, 5 k's.

Yeah, I'll take that.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 04:01 PM
Chappy warming.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 04:01 PM
Can't blame Cueto for this one. Come on, men.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 04:01 PM
Frazier whiffs. 9 k's for Greinke.

Playadlc
05-09-2012, 04:01 PM
Those first two pitches to Frazier were not strikes. Not even close.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 04:02 PM
Those first two pitches to Frazier were not strikes. Not even close.

They were outside, but they WERE close. Now the strikeout pitch....that's another story. :O)

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 04:03 PM
Make that 10 k's. Valdez sits down.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 04:03 PM
Kinda hard to pin this one on the offense either. This is by far the best I've ever seen Grienke.

Kc61
05-09-2012, 04:04 PM
I know I'm a broken record on this, but it's so hard to mount an attack against a Greinke with so few lefty hitters. A guy like Frazier is overmatched against Zack.

Not that it would be easy for a lefty, but the percentages would be somewhat better. After all, Reds don't need many runs to win this game, just a little offense would do it.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 04:04 PM
Hi-C on deck

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 04:05 PM
I think Thom Brennaman is drunk every broadcast. He just forgets stuff. Names wrong. It's kinda hilarious.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 04:05 PM
Hanny K's swinging. 12 K's. Impressive. 104 pitches for Grienke and he leads off next inning. I'd say he's done.

Degenerate39
05-09-2012, 04:06 PM
I'd let Cueto go one more

Caveat Emperor
05-09-2012, 04:06 PM
I know I'm a broken record on this, but it's so hard to mount an attack against a Greinke with so few lefty hitters. A guy like Frazier is overmatched against Zack.

Not that it would be easy for a lefty, but the percentages would be somewhat better. After all, Reds don't need many runs to win this game, just a little offense would do it.

Well, you're right about one thing at least.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 04:07 PM
I'd let Cueto go one more

I would too. Then let a PH lead off the ninth.

Kc61
05-09-2012, 04:07 PM
Well, you're right about one thing at least.

I try for one each day.

Caveman Techie
05-09-2012, 04:07 PM
I'd let Cueto go one more

Nah, top of the order coming up, he is coming off a complete game, and he is already over 100 pitches. I'd sit him and bring in Chapman.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 04:08 PM
Moot point. Chapman in.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 04:08 PM
Brooks Conrad PH'ing for Grienke.

ND for Cueto, hopefully the same for Zack.

MasonBuzz3
05-09-2012, 04:09 PM
a double switch, of course. Hi-C in, Frazier out

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 04:09 PM
First pitch 97. Woof.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 04:10 PM
First pitch 97. Woof.

That's impressive, but not as much as the 89 mph SLIDER.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 04:11 PM
WHOA. If you guys aren't watching, Chapman went chin seeking with 99 MPH heat.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 04:11 PM
K

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 04:13 PM
Morgan with a grounder to Valdez, two down. Weeks up.

Degenerate39
05-09-2012, 04:13 PM
Chapman threw a 94 mph change up. Now that's impressive

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 04:14 PM
There's your triple digits.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 04:14 PM
ONE. HUNDRED.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 04:14 PM
Where in the world did THAT miss?!?

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 04:14 PM
http://i.imgur.com/UGVpQ.jpg

Kc61
05-09-2012, 04:15 PM
Chappy is unreal.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 04:15 PM
K. Gone.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 04:16 PM
http://i.imgur.com/cLrMN.jpg

http://cdn2.fiverrcdn.com/photos/511229/medium/mother-of-god-meme-240x180.jpg?1323194228

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 04:16 PM
101 on that final pitch to K Weeks. Flat out NASTY.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 04:17 PM
Axford in. Heisey hitting.

OldRightHander
05-09-2012, 04:17 PM
101 for the K, and it looks so effortless. I absolutely love to watch him pitch.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 04:19 PM
Heisey swings at one at his eyeballs.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 04:19 PM
Axford hasn't thrown a strike yet.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 04:20 PM
K swinging. Look at gameday...not ONE pitch in the zone there. Not ONE.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 04:21 PM
Nobody warming. Chapman looks to get 2 innings at least.

Playadlc
05-09-2012, 04:21 PM
Such a bad AB by Heisey. He was just going to swing at every fastball no matter what.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 04:22 PM
Wow. Cozart K's as well. 13 Cincy strikeouts in the game.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 04:23 PM
Stubbs keeps the inning alive with a broken bat single up the middle.

Playadlc
05-09-2012, 04:23 PM
Have to run Stubbs here. I don't care if Votto is up or not.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 04:24 PM
Have to run Stubbs here. I don't care if Votto is up or not.

Agry.

Kc61
05-09-2012, 04:24 PM
Glad Votto is up, but that Heisey at bat really hurt.

OldRightHander
05-09-2012, 04:24 PM
Am I the only one who thinks this pitcher looks like General Custer?

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 04:24 PM
WOW

Line drive single and the SENT STUBBS HOME

1-0 Reds. That was some aggressive play!

Playadlc
05-09-2012, 04:24 PM
YES!!!!!!!!!

Kc61
05-09-2012, 04:25 PM
Told you Stubbs should have sat today. Be thankful you have Dusty and not me.

OldRightHander
05-09-2012, 04:25 PM
Nice. OF playing too deep there and it costs them.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 04:25 PM
HELL YES! Stubbs couldn't BELIEVE he got a run sign! Did you see his face?

OesterPoster
05-09-2012, 04:25 PM
Boo-yah!

Hoosier Red
05-09-2012, 04:25 PM
So let me understand. Stubbs running from FIRST scores on a single?

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 04:25 PM
Votto to second too.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 04:26 PM
So let me understand. Stubbs running from FIRST scores on a single?

Yes. Outfield was REALLY deep.

RedlegJake
05-09-2012, 04:26 PM
classic

OesterPoster
05-09-2012, 04:26 PM
So let me understand. Stubbs running from FIRST scores on a single?

He thinks he's Billy Hamilton.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 04:26 PM
So let me understand. Stubbs running from FIRST scores on a single?

He even hesitated just before reaching third. They ruled it a double. But it never got past the OF'ers.

And now a flair plates Votto!

2-0 Reds

Patrick Bateman
05-09-2012, 04:26 PM
And that's why it's not insane to have Stubbs top of the order.
Second time this week his running ability on the basepaths has generated a run that would not have scored otherwise.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 04:27 PM
Phillips swipes 2nd.

Patrick Bateman
05-09-2012, 04:27 PM
Having good pitching is fun.

Old days, these 2 flukish runs makes the game 5-2 and we still need another single and homer just to tie!

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 04:27 PM
IBB to Bruce.

The Operator
05-09-2012, 04:27 PM
That was some awesome baseball.

RedlegJake
05-09-2012, 04:27 PM
Nice to have an ace that can match the other guy's until we can put up some runs!

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 04:27 PM
Cairo ph'ing for Chapman.

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 04:28 PM
This is the kind of game that we NEVER win historically. It's a good time to be a fan of the Cincinnati Reds. :beerme:

OesterPoster
05-09-2012, 04:28 PM
Nice to have an ace that can match the other guy's until we can put up some runs!

No kidding. Has a Game-1-of-the-NLDS feel to it. Ace vs. Ace.

Chip R
05-09-2012, 04:28 PM
Can we put a mask on Cueto and bring him back for the bottom of the 9th?

redsmetz
05-09-2012, 04:28 PM
This is the kind of game that we NEVER win historically. It's a good time to be a fan of the Cincinnati Reds. :beerme:

We lost a couple of games earlier this year. Let's hang on and getting this baby in the books!

elfmanvt07
05-09-2012, 04:30 PM
Would you send Phillips to third here?

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 04:30 PM
No.

RedlegJake
05-09-2012, 04:30 PM
No way

RedlegJake
05-09-2012, 04:31 PM
Man I want Chappy in the rotation so bad

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 04:31 PM
Full count to Miggy.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 04:32 PM
31 pitches for Axford. I like it.

RedlegJake
05-09-2012, 04:32 PM
wish we'd get another bp arm up here so he could get slotted in there

Kc61
05-09-2012, 04:32 PM
Man I want Chappy in the rotation so bad

Not today, you don't. Cueto and Chapman not a bad combo for today. Hope Marshall comes through.

Aroldis can start another day. Friday maybe.

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 04:32 PM
Cairo grounds out to short to end the inning.

Marshall coming in.

WildcatFan
05-09-2012, 04:33 PM
Haha, Marty on Axford: "Boy needs a haircut. Wow."

_Sir_Charles_
05-09-2012, 04:33 PM
LOL. I was just about to type that.

RedlegJake
05-09-2012, 04:33 PM
Not today, you don't. Cueto and Chapman not a bad combo for today. Hope Marshall comes through.

Aroldis can start another day. Friday maybe.

Yeah I know - thats why I asked for another bp am to take his oace - right now we need him doing what hes doing

redsmetz
05-09-2012, 04:34 PM
Haha, Marty on Axford: "Boy needs a haircut. Wow."

Marty channeling his inner Bob Howsam?