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Captain Hook
06-05-2012, 04:34 PM
Reds lineup:

Cozart SS
Stubbs CF
Votto 1B
Phillips 2B
Bruce RF
Heisey LF
Frazier 3B
Mesaraco C
Bailey P

0-0 starting game threads

VottoFan54
06-05-2012, 04:51 PM
Pirates lineup:

Alex Presley LF
Neil Walker 2B
Andrew McCutchen CF
Garrett Jones RF
Matt Hague 1B
Casey McGehee 3B
Rod Barajas C
Clint Barmes SS
A.J. Burnett P

Tom Servo
06-05-2012, 08:18 PM
Homer got Presley to ground out, Walker to flyout, single to McCutchen and then a few pitches later Mez throws out McCutchen after a ball in the dirt. 0-0 to the bottom of 1.

Tom Servo
06-05-2012, 08:21 PM
Infield hit for Cozart.

Tom Servo
06-05-2012, 08:23 PM
Cozart swipes 2nd on a breaking pitch in the dirt.

_Sir_Charles_
06-05-2012, 08:25 PM
Excellent start.

Tom Servo
06-05-2012, 08:25 PM
Stubbs walks. 2 on, no outs for #19.

Tom Servo
06-05-2012, 08:26 PM
Votto singles to center. 1-0 Reds. 1st and 3rd, no outs.

_Sir_Charles_
06-05-2012, 08:26 PM
VOTTOMATIC! Nice! 1-0 Reds!

Tom Servo
06-05-2012, 08:30 PM
BP pops up a 3-2 pitch to 2nd. 1 out.

Tom Servo
06-05-2012, 08:32 PM
Bruce sac fly to left. 2-0 Reds.

Tom Servo
06-05-2012, 08:32 PM
Votto swipes 2nd.

Tom Servo
06-05-2012, 08:34 PM
Heisey K's. 2-0 Reds after 1 full.

Tom Servo
06-05-2012, 08:36 PM
Single for Garrett Jones.

Tom Servo
06-05-2012, 08:37 PM
Jones swipes 2nd.

Degenerate39
06-05-2012, 08:37 PM
The base paths have seen some action already

Tom Servo
06-05-2012, 08:38 PM
Hague grounds out, Jones on to third. 1 out.

Tom Servo
06-05-2012, 08:42 PM
McGeeeeheeeeee singles to right, 2-1 game.

_Sir_Charles_
06-05-2012, 08:42 PM
Heck of an ab from McGeeeeeheeee

Tom Servo
06-05-2012, 08:44 PM
Barajas hits into a fielders choice, runner out at 2nd. 2 out.

_Sir_Charles_
06-05-2012, 08:44 PM
I think Brandon couldn't get the handle on that. Otherwise I think he would've thrown in the air.

Tom Servo
06-05-2012, 08:45 PM
Barmes double, Barajas scores. 2-2 game.

_Sir_Charles_
06-05-2012, 08:45 PM
Crud. Stubbs bobbles it. He wouldn't have been sent otherwise.

Tom Servo
06-05-2012, 08:47 PM
Burnett K's. 2-2 to the bottom of the 2.

Tom Servo
06-05-2012, 08:52 PM
Frazier K's. 1 out.

Tom Servo
06-05-2012, 08:54 PM
Mez flies out to deep center. 2 out.

Tom Servo
06-05-2012, 08:54 PM
Homer singles to right.

_Sir_Charles_
06-05-2012, 08:54 PM
What has gotten into Homer!?! Nice.

Tom Servo
06-05-2012, 08:55 PM
Bailey to second on a passed ball.

Tom Servo
06-05-2012, 08:57 PM
Cozart K's. 2-2 after 2.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 08:57 PM
Burnett has an old face. He looks like he's 72

_Sir_Charles_
06-05-2012, 09:01 PM
Travieso getting interviewed right now during the game.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 09:02 PM
pressley ripped that in the corner for an easy triple

Tom Servo
06-05-2012, 09:02 PM
Presley leadoff triple. Homer doesn't seem to have his good stuff.

_Sir_Charles_
06-05-2012, 09:03 PM
Presley leadoff triple. Homer doesn't seem to have his good stuff.

Everything is up in the zone. Devin needs to really get him focused on LOW in the zone.

wally post
06-05-2012, 09:03 PM
more sliders/sinkers please! Oh my home run - two more runs in

_Sir_Charles_
06-05-2012, 09:03 PM
*sigh* Dinger. 4-2 Pirates. Dead center of the zone. Come on! Get it DOWN!

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 09:04 PM
Whack - Walker hit it right over the 404 marker

Degenerate39
06-05-2012, 09:04 PM
The Pirates finally figured him out

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 09:04 PM
That pitch looked so fat I think I could have hit it - just not that far

wally post
06-05-2012, 09:10 PM
Reds are playing like they just ate a Thanksgiving dinner of Turkey and Gravy LOL
Pirates are ON IT. Frustrating!

_Sir_Charles_
06-05-2012, 09:10 PM
Good lord. Get somebody up already! He looks like he's tossing BP.

_Sir_Charles_
06-05-2012, 09:14 PM
72 pitches...3rd inning. Somebody finally getting up in the pen.

_Sir_Charles_
06-05-2012, 09:15 PM
Back to back walks. Bases jacked for Barmes.

Simon warming.

_Sir_Charles_
06-05-2012, 09:17 PM
Something just isn't right with Homer. He's sitting at 91 on his fastball. He's almost refusing to throw his breaking balls. Get him out already!

6-2 now

membengal
06-05-2012, 09:18 PM
Serious case of Bad Homer tonite.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 09:18 PM
Nice play by Bailey and Votto to get Burnett

CrackerJack
06-05-2012, 09:18 PM
SP has really been bad of late.

_Sir_Charles_
06-05-2012, 09:19 PM
Nice tag by Votto to end the inning.

I really think something's wrong with Homer. Maybe he's sick/ill?

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 09:23 PM
Cozart whacks to McGehee whose throw pulls the first baseman off but he sweep tags Cozie and 1down

cbowen2112
06-05-2012, 09:24 PM
Funny part was when Thom says Homer is the #2 starter if we start the playoffs. Unmm...not really. Maybe 3rd. Arroyo is more reliable in the early innings. Bailey is scary at times. I know it is one bad outing, but let's hope this Homer disappears soon.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 09:26 PM
Votto takes a half hack swing at a pitch down and grounds out 5-3

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 09:26 PM
And Burnett gets a 1-2-3 fanning BP to end the inning.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 09:29 PM
Alfredo Simon will take over for Bailey.

WVRedsFan
06-05-2012, 09:30 PM
Not worried about the Pirates, eh? :)

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 09:30 PM
first 2 pitches are really high and outside, then its hammered by Pressley deep but Stubbs grabs it on the run. 1 down

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 09:31 PM
Not worried about the Pirates, eh? :)

Well, excepot for the fact that the Reds can't seem to beat them...

WVRedsFan
06-05-2012, 09:32 PM
Well, excepot for the fact that the Reds can't seem to beat them...Ha! Everyone has had the same problem lately. They are not as bad as they seem on paper.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 09:32 PM
walker just slaps a single right over 2nd into center

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 09:33 PM
Runner goes, Mes makes a perfect throw, Mes has a look of disbelief as he's called safe...he looks out to me

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 09:34 PM
Simon blows it by McCutcheon swinging

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 09:36 PM
Mes blocks that one in the dirt....2-1 count on Jones now

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 09:36 PM
scorching liner but Votto makes a legs spread leaping grab and nabs it!

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 09:37 PM
That was sweet - another half inch and another run scores

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 09:42 PM
Bruce flies out to Jones in right - he doesn't even move as he grabs it

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 09:43 PM
really close. 3-1 Heisey hit it just fair right over the bag, fielded it behind the bag and flipped to the pitcher who was late covering

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 09:44 PM
Frazier smokes a single

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 09:44 PM
Devin could really help the cause right here.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 09:45 PM
Hoover is going to come in if Mes gets on

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 09:46 PM
Devin walks on the 3-1 pitch

Virginia Beach Reds
06-05-2012, 09:46 PM
I am astounded that Mike Costanzo is still on our bench.

VR
06-05-2012, 09:46 PM
I am astounded that Mike Costanzo is still on our bench.

Hopefully, he still is?

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 09:47 PM
Mike Costanzo in to try and get a hit. Try, try and try again. and try again. and again

Virginia Beach Reds
06-05-2012, 09:48 PM
we don't have any better options anywhere other than Mike Costanza???

Tom Servo
06-05-2012, 09:48 PM
fail.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 09:49 PM
struck him out. that is sooo surprising.

Virginia Beach Reds
06-05-2012, 09:50 PM
1-18 with 10 k's. bad, bad, bad. He swung at a pitch that bounced at the plate. Put him out his misery!

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 09:50 PM
Alright. I am even ready to try out Joey Gathright. At least he would be useful pinch running on occasion

VR
06-05-2012, 09:50 PM
struck him out. that is sooo surprising.

with one pitch close to the strike zone.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 09:50 PM
Yeah the last pitch bounced! And he took a full cut

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 09:51 PM
Hope vacuum has better stuff than his last outing

Virginia Beach Reds
06-05-2012, 09:51 PM
Yeah the last pitch bounced! And he took a full cut

Swing hard, take mighty cut Mike. You might get lucky or at least your time will be limited at the dish.

reds44
06-05-2012, 09:52 PM
Why is Costanzo on the team?

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 09:52 PM
Matt Hague high pop fly to shallow center that Stubbs comes in and grabs calling off BP.

Virginia Beach Reds
06-05-2012, 09:52 PM
Why is Costanzo on the team?

I have no idea. I guess it's a true testament to the Louisville position players.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 09:53 PM
McGhee homers. Bam! It just kind of floated out.

reds44
06-05-2012, 09:54 PM
I have no idea. I guess it's a true testament to the Louisville position players.
Call up Gathright. At least he has a useful skill in that he's fast.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 09:54 PM
His first home run. GAB makes another slugger.

Virginia Beach Reds
06-05-2012, 09:54 PM
pop fly at most other parks is in the 3rd row at GABP. Some very weak hitters are getting healthy.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 09:55 PM
lowest OBP, fewest hits in MLB, fewest runs, worst offensive team in basball but our pitchers are making them look like murderer's row

Virginia Beach Reds
06-05-2012, 09:55 PM
Lance was brainstorming what GABP can do to make this field play more friendly. Put up netting, plexiglass out in right and left. build a red monster?

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 09:57 PM
Finally inning ends, but the Pirates add a run. 7-2

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 09:59 PM
Seriously, you have to think at some point they quit waiting for Costanza to hit and bring someone else up.

Virginia Beach Reds
06-05-2012, 10:00 PM
I heard Mark Kotsay might be a target out in San Diego. Might be worth a shot.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 10:01 PM
Cozart takes strike 3 and it was a beauty. Don't know what he wanted there.

alloverjr
06-05-2012, 10:01 PM
Lance was brainstorming what GABP can do to make this field play more friendly. Put up netting, plexiglass out in right and left. build a red monster?

Then the Reds would never score. It's very rare that a team's OBP is HR driven. :)

traderumor
06-05-2012, 10:03 PM
Nice tag by Votto to end the inning.

I really think something's wrong with Homer. Maybe he's sick/ill?

Sometimes he doesn't have his slider. When he doesn't, its Katie bar the door. Same thing happened in Milwaukee.

However, part of his maturing process is to figure out how to survive without getting shelled when he doesn't have "stuff." He's proven twice now that he has not figured that out.

Virginia Beach Reds
06-05-2012, 10:03 PM
Burnett pitching around Stubbs to get to Votto...

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 10:03 PM
Walks Stubbs.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 10:04 PM
I think Stubbs was on second when Joey hit that ball

Virginia Beach Reds
06-05-2012, 10:04 PM
When is Dusty going to drop Cozart from leadoff into a better role around 7? Gotta be soon. Swap him and BP, move up Bruce.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 10:05 PM
swing and miss, now strike 2. C'mon Joey.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 10:06 PM
Called out on strikes, moving fastball dropped at the last minute it looked like right into the zone.

traderumor
06-05-2012, 10:06 PM
Lance was brainstorming what GABP can do to make this field play more friendly. Put up netting, plexiglass out in right and left. build a red monster?Its all about the power alleys, not LF or RF porches. Structurally that's going to be a hard fix. I think the "cheap homer" is overblown. It looks that way because the seats are right on the fence.

traderumor
06-05-2012, 10:08 PM
Meanwhile, Burnett is pitching some of the best ball of his career.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 10:08 PM
Brandon even looks like a leadoff hitter when he is batting cleanup - he just doesn't look like a cleanup hitter. And he strikes out. 8 Ks for Burnett.

Tom Servo
06-05-2012, 10:08 PM
Forget about Charlie Morton, Burnett is the new Reds killer.

Virginia Beach Reds
06-05-2012, 10:09 PM
Meanwhile, Burnett is pitching some of the best ball of his career.

I bet he is wondering what might have been if his career didn't detour to the AL East.

traderumor
06-05-2012, 10:09 PM
Forget about Charlie Morton, Burnett is the new Reds killer.And James MacDonald. Honestly, the Pirates are basically mirroring their season last year. Strong starting pitching and little else. At least they've become proficient at something.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 10:11 PM
Burnett strikes out. 1 down

Tom Servo
06-05-2012, 10:12 PM
Can't believe that one got out.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 10:12 PM
Now .167 hitting Presley adds a homer to his night

Degenerate39
06-05-2012, 10:12 PM
Derrick Goold‏@dgoold

Garcia has been removed from the game. We have not been told if it's performance or elbow related. Will update @stltoday #cardinals

Virginia Beach Reds
06-05-2012, 10:13 PM
Another pop out is a souvenir into the seats.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 10:13 PM
Another pop out is a souvenir into the seats.

Be nice if our Reds would hit some "pop flies"

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 10:14 PM
Walker rips a shot foul. That was no pop.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 10:15 PM
Now he strikes out. The hardest hit of the night and it was a foul ball.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 10:16 PM
McCutcheon and Cueto could have a "coolest dreadlock" contest

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 10:17 PM
McCutcheon grounds out 5-3

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 10:18 PM
8-2 bottom 6 and Burnett is sailing along. Doesn't look like the Reds night.

Virginia Beach Reds
06-05-2012, 10:19 PM
Any word on Rolen? Is he swinging a bat? I haven't heard a word...

Tom Servo
06-05-2012, 10:20 PM
8-2 bottom 6 and Burnett is sailing along. Doesn't look like the Reds night.
If only we could have a mulligan for everything past the 1st inning.

WVRedsFan
06-05-2012, 10:23 PM
This one is ovah, unless...

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 10:24 PM
Reds pitchers could take a lesson from Burnett - miss below the catchers knees and keep it there all night

Tom Servo
06-05-2012, 10:24 PM
There's some bloops, need a blast.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 10:25 PM
That's it for AJ

alloverjr
06-05-2012, 10:27 PM
Heisey has some major warts. But if Walt's not going to get an upgrade for LF, then just put Heisey out there every day, or Ludwick (not my choice). Give one of them a chance to get and stay in a groove longer than 2 games in a row. Please.

WVRedsFan
06-05-2012, 10:28 PM
Boy, Hoover came down to earth quickly

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 10:28 PM
Frazier gives it a ride but McCutch is able to run it down. Bruce scores on the fly.

VR
06-05-2012, 10:29 PM
That's it for AJ

Apparently headed to join Gameday in the locker room....which froze up two innings ago.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 10:30 PM
popped up to McGehee

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 10:30 PM
Ludwick batting for Hoover

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 10:32 PM
Resop throws harder than Burnett, another foul, now a low fastball 1-2

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 10:33 PM
ooooo - took it low but it was close 2-2

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 10:33 PM
and struck out outside and low

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 10:34 PM
If Ryan swung at that why the heck didn't he swing at the pitch before it which was actually close?

Virginia Beach Reds
06-05-2012, 10:35 PM
I'm not sure what value Ludwick has on this team if we foresee trying to make the postseason. Seems like a guess hitter with a slow bat. Similar to others on the bench at this point.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 10:37 PM
Cozart with a diving snag - the ball rolls up his arm and back into his glove. He's out

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 10:38 PM
Beautiful strike out. Set him up beautifully.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 10:38 PM
Pop fly down the line to Joey Votto. 3 up and down

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 10:39 PM
Very smooth inning for Arredondo.

Tony Cloninger
06-05-2012, 10:41 PM
Cozart is another one that seems to strike out in bunches. Choking and protecting the plate seems like useless thing to try and teach anymore.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 10:42 PM
Cozart smacks a single right up the middle, just to the left of second

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 10:46 PM
Stubbs strikes out but not before battling it

Tony Cloninger
06-05-2012, 10:46 PM
Cozart smacks a single right up the middle, just to the left of second

Well...that will show me won't it?

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 10:47 PM
if it gets em to hit keep it up

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 10:48 PM
3-1, pitching around Joey here

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 10:48 PM
and he walked him

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 10:50 PM
BP up hitting only .115 vs Pittsburgh this year

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 10:52 PM
Brandon Ks. 11th Pirate strikeout

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 10:54 PM
Bruce walks as he lays off a couple pitches outside that he used to dive at

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 10:55 PM
bases loaded, 2 out, Heisey up.

WVRedsFan
06-05-2012, 10:55 PM
Oh no.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 10:56 PM
foulball as the pitch hits his bat

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 10:57 PM
and he golfs at strike three

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 10:57 PM
That pitch was four inches off the ground

WVRedsFan
06-05-2012, 10:57 PM
:(

REDSEER
06-05-2012, 10:58 PM
If there was ever any inning where the lack of protection for Votto/Bruce showed up, that was it.

VottoFan54
06-05-2012, 10:58 PM
That was a horrible AB by Heisey.

WVRedsFan
06-05-2012, 10:58 PM
I never count on Heisey. We do not have a credible left fielder.

OesterPoster
06-05-2012, 10:58 PM
Swung at two balls, and watched a strike down the middle. Awesome plate discipline.

Virginia Beach Reds
06-05-2012, 10:59 PM
He gave up and decided he was going to swing no matter what. Stubbs, Cozart do the same thing.

Tony Cloninger
06-05-2012, 10:59 PM
My theory is....the laid back Baker and his whatever 'tude towards the Pirates and then Oh well....tough to sweep the Astros at home?? BS.

It just trickles down. Like this is no big deal. Like wasting games against inferior teams is OK.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 10:59 PM
He didn't really swing at that first one. He turned his body and the ball ran in on him and hit the bat. But that last swing was pathetic. And the called strike was down the pike.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:00 PM
Barajas drives one that Heisey grabs over his shoulder for one out

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:00 PM
My theory is....the laid back Baker and his whatever 'tude towards the Pirates and then Oh well....tough to sweep the Astros at home?? BS.

It just trickles down. Like this is no big deal. Like wasting games against inferior teams is OK.

I actually agree about this

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:03 PM
Sitting on the fastball and whacks one into left for a single. Hitting .176 coming in and he's wrecked the Reds pitchers tonight

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:03 PM
Harrison hitting for Resop

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:04 PM
Barmes was hitting .176 and Presley .167 and they've had 6 hits, a triple and a homer tomight

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:04 PM
Stubbs tracks down Harrison's flyball for out 2

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:06 PM
Arredondo is really pitching well - even when he's missing it's low

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:07 PM
Jose pulls the string on him. Sit down, shut up, go home. three out.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:08 PM
If Bailey and Hoover had missed low as Jose has this game would be 3-1 or so right now in the Reds favor. Both of them were high all night when they pitched. You could see the damage coming.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:09 PM
Throw it between the belt and the letters to these guys and even .167 hitters will kill you

traderumor
06-05-2012, 11:10 PM
My theory is....the laid back Baker and his whatever 'tude towards the Pirates and then Oh well....tough to sweep the Astros at home?? BS.

It just trickles down. Like this is no big deal. Like wasting games against inferior teams is OK.What does this mean? He gave Votto a day off? They couldn't hit James MacDonald? That the Astros have a 17-12 at home vs. 6-19 on the road? That Homer showed up without a slider tonight? That the Pirates only hitter has an 0fer while the interstate hitters have driven in 5 runs and had 5 hits between them.

Dude, its baseball, a 162 game season. Knute Rockne was a football coach for a reason.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:10 PM
Watson pitching for the Bucs.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:10 PM
What does this mean? He gave Votto a day off? They couldn't hit James MacDonald? That the Astros have a 17-12 at home vs. 6-19 on the road? That Homer showed up without a slider tonight? That the Pirates only hitter has an 0fer while the interstate hitters have driven in 5 runs and had 5 hits between them.

Dude, its baseball, a 162 game season. Knute Rockne was a football coach for a reason.

I understand his meaning completely

traderumor
06-05-2012, 11:11 PM
Barmes was hitting .176 and Presley .167 and they've had 6 hits, a triple and a homer tomightI left that out in my "go figure" post.

traderumor
06-05-2012, 11:12 PM
I understand his meaning completelyYea, so do I. Its just void of facts, thus the rhetorical nature of my post. Too deep for the game thread, I guess.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:12 PM
Well, darn, Frazier flies out to right but it didn't go and I thought it would

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:13 PM
Yea, so do I. Its just void of facts.

Well its overstated and full of hyperbole but I got his drift. I agree to a point. They are laid back but I'm not sure a manager that has his team as tight as a drum is always great either

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:13 PM
Cairo hitting

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:14 PM
Mesaraco on first after the walk, Cairo hitting for Arredondo

traderumor
06-05-2012, 11:15 PM
Well its overstated and full of hyperbole but I got his drift. I agree to a point. They are laid back but I'm not sure a manager that has his team as tight as a drum is always great eitherI just think its silly to attribute getting drubbed by another MLB team as "well, Dusty just is too laid back, not taking the Pirates seriously, and see what happens?" That probably has about a .00001 chance of being the case.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:16 PM
Miggy hits into a 6-4-3 dp

WVRedsFan
06-05-2012, 11:16 PM
Our bench is worthless

traderumor
06-05-2012, 11:16 PM
The bench showing itself strong again tonight :p

traderumor
06-05-2012, 11:17 PM
Our bench is worthlessNow that I agree with :beerme:

mbgrayson
06-05-2012, 11:18 PM
Miggy hits into a 6-4-3 dp

After Cairo was injured, they rushed him back. He did two rehab games at Dayton, and then got called back up. Clearly, he could have used more regular playing time to get his game back, and he should have spent those couple weeks trying to warm up his bat.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:18 PM
Our bench isn't worthless - its just that they're starting in left and third. And as mbgrayson points out Miggy's been injured and needs time. He's an excellent bench player. We need a couple regulars to get our bench back

VottoFan54
06-05-2012, 11:19 PM
Wilson Valdez in CF for the ninth.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:19 PM
Marshall on to mop up this misery

WVRedsFan
06-05-2012, 11:19 PM
I get so tired of watching the Pirates own us. After tonight they'll be two games behind us with a pitching staff that shouldn't hold a candle to ours. You have to give them credit, they are playing better ball than we are.

traderumor
06-05-2012, 11:19 PM
Here's hoping the Pirates remember that they can't hit tomorrow and Thursday.

VottoFan54
06-05-2012, 11:20 PM
Is Stubbs hurt? Why would they put Valdez out there?

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:20 PM
Walker out 4-3. Hit it hard.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:20 PM
Is Stubbs hurt? Why would they put Valdez out there?

Have toi give a valuable contributor like Valdez playing time

traderumor
06-05-2012, 11:21 PM
Is Stubbs hurt? Why would they put Valdez out there?probably a double switch and its a blowout game.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:21 PM
And they are saying its his 2nd time ever playing center field...great....lets hit one to CF

VottoFan54
06-05-2012, 11:21 PM
Valdez has played 2 innings in CF over his career.

WVRedsFan
06-05-2012, 11:21 PM
That means he bats next inning. Brilliant!

alloverjr
06-05-2012, 11:21 PM
After Cairo was injured, they rushed him back. He did two rehab games at Dayton, and then got called back up. Clearly, he could have used more regular playing time to get his game back, and he should have spent those couple weeks trying to warm up his bat.

My guess is he's just done. Since it was a 6-4-3 he obviously pulled it. Curve? Change? Although not nearly as bad as Costanzo, but like Rolen before the DL, he has to cheat on everything and just rolls over anything not thrown at the barrel of the bat. He use to sit and drive balls to RF. I haven't seen that from him this year.

traderumor
06-05-2012, 11:22 PM
That means he bats next inning. Brilliant!Guys gotta play some time. The bench has performed awful, but Dusty still has to try to manage the bench he has.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:22 PM
McCutcheon fans. He's 4-19 against us. The only legitimate hitter they have.

traderumor
06-05-2012, 11:23 PM
No need to get too excited, Homer simply didn't have it tonight. No slider, no performance.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:24 PM
reached out and slapped a weak grounder to Todd who throws him out. On to Reds half.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:24 PM
Lets score 6.

traderumor
06-05-2012, 11:25 PM
No rally killing homers in the 9th. Gotta string together hits, then BAM, you get the homer. At least that's how Cowboy says you do it.

Kc61
06-05-2012, 11:27 PM
Boy, Hoover came down to earth quickly

Haven't seen the game tonight, luckily, but Hoover is an extreme fly ball pitcher. Reading through the game thread, people shouldn't be surprised he's going to have trouble at GABP.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:28 PM
Cozart rips a single into center

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:28 PM
now Valdez hitting .170 bats for the .306 hitting Stubbs

cbowen2112
06-05-2012, 11:29 PM
Here we go boys!

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:29 PM
and Valdez rips a single past the first baseman putting men on first and second

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:29 PM
Dusty knew he was due

VottoFan54
06-05-2012, 11:30 PM
now Valdez hitting .170 bats for the .306 hitting Stubbs

Dusty is a genius, he knew Valdez would get a hit. :p

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:31 PM
Joey inside out a pitch almost fair down the left field line but it curves foul

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:32 PM
Cruz skinny as a ramen noodle

VottoFan54
06-05-2012, 11:32 PM
Joey is battling.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:34 PM
way inside almost scalpeled Joey's kneecap off

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:35 PM
Votto blasts a single into right

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:35 PM
8-4, men on first and third, none out

VottoFan54
06-05-2012, 11:35 PM
Votto lines a single to RF on the eighth pitch of the AB.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:36 PM
that's gonna be it for Juan Skinny Cruz and in comes Joel Fats Hanrahan

VottoFan54
06-05-2012, 11:36 PM
Joel Hanrahan is in to pitch for Juan Cruz.

traderumor
06-05-2012, 11:36 PM
Votto is incredible

WVRedsFan
06-05-2012, 11:37 PM
Votto is incredible

yes!

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:39 PM
Phillips faces Amish, hitting .333 lifetime vs Hanrahan

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:39 PM
big rip and miss

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:40 PM
long deep foul fly to right

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:41 PM
another slice deep and long juuuust foul still 1-2

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:41 PM
struck him out

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:42 PM
4th K for Phillips

mbgrayson
06-05-2012, 11:42 PM
4th K for Phillips
Ye Olde golden sombrero....

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:42 PM
Votto takes 2nd on a pitch in the dirt

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:43 PM
no steal defensive indifference

Virginia Beach Reds
06-05-2012, 11:43 PM
BP fooled badly. Ouch! 12 k's?

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:44 PM
Struck Bruce out.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:45 PM
Heisey up. Last chance.

WVRedsFan
06-05-2012, 11:45 PM
Heisey up. Last chance.

Maybe last out...:)

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:46 PM
Struck out. 15th Cincinnati strikeout.

reds44
06-05-2012, 11:46 PM
Heisey had some putrid ABs tonight.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:46 PM
Reds lose 8-4.

mbgrayson
06-05-2012, 11:47 PM
Harahan isn't THAT good....

WVRedsFan
06-05-2012, 11:47 PM
Harahan isn't THAT good....

15 saves in 16 tries.

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:48 PM
That was a bad game all the way around. Lousy pitching. 15 Ks by the hitters. Sheesh...

mbgrayson
06-05-2012, 11:48 PM
15 saves in 16 tries.

But he struck out all three Reds he faced, and made them look silly. (Phillips, Bruce, and Heisey, three of our better hitters....)

RedlegJake
06-05-2012, 11:49 PM
Oh well. Shake it off. Cueto on the mound tomorrow. Get it right back

traderumor
06-05-2012, 11:49 PM
well, poopy, get 'em tomorrow

WVRedsFan
06-05-2012, 11:50 PM
On certain days, that's no big task--making them look silly.

OH well, gotta win the next two or else we will be looking up at the Buccos.

traderumor
06-05-2012, 11:51 PM
Those sliders that Phillips and Bruce struck out on were weak, just enough break right at the plate to miss the bat. They were spinning, no "slide". Oh well.