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Reds Fanatic
07-20-2012, 04:11 PM
Reds lineup:

Stubbs CF
Cozart SS
Phillips 2B
Bruce RF
Ludwick LF
Rolen 3B
Frazier 1B
Mesoraco C
Bailey P

reds44
07-20-2012, 04:40 PM
I'll be there!

VottoFan54
07-20-2012, 05:54 PM
Brewers lineup:

Norichika Aoki RF
Carlos Gomez CF
Ryan Braun LF
Aramis Ramirez 3B
Corey Hart 1B
Rickie Weeks 2B
Martin Maldonado C
Cody Ransom SS
Marco Estrada P

Aoki is the only lefty.

Kc61
07-20-2012, 07:10 PM
While I like Ryan Braun as a player, and I wish him lots of success in his future endeavors, let's hope the Brewers are bringing him back from injury a bit soon and he's not at his best this weekend. Like to see the Reds take two of these three games, at least.

PuffyPig
07-20-2012, 07:14 PM
While I like Ryan Braun as a player, and I wish him lots of success in his future endeavors, let's hope the Brewers are bringing him back from injury a bit soon and he's not at his best this weekend. Like to see the Reds take two of these three games, at least.


He was limping pretty bad on Tuesday, so he usual inept fielding may be even more inept than ever.

MikeS21
07-20-2012, 07:48 PM
He was limping pretty bad on Tuesday, so he usual inept fielding may be even more inept than ever.
Maybe the doctors haven't asked for an MRI yet. :p

VottoFan54
07-20-2012, 08:14 PM
Aoki strikes out looking
Gomez hit a groundball to Rolen, Rolen reached to his right, but it went under his glove. That was a tough play, they ruled it a basehit.

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 08:15 PM
Gomez stole that on eon Bailey - big jump

Degenerate39
07-20-2012, 08:15 PM
They'll run all day on Homer

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 08:16 PM
Braun singles 1st and 3rd - they decided not to run on Bruce

VottoFan54
07-20-2012, 08:16 PM
Gomez SB, Mesoraco had no chance on that one.
Braun single to RF, runner is held at third.

VottoFan54
07-20-2012, 08:18 PM
Ramirez strikes out swinging.

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 08:18 PM
Big K of Ramirez

Kc61
07-20-2012, 08:19 PM
Nice pitch by Bailey to fan Ramirez. Really good pitch dropped sharply. Big out.

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 08:21 PM
Nice job by Bailey!

Kc61
07-20-2012, 08:21 PM
23 pitches by Bailey according to announcers. 24 ends the inning with a third strike out.

VottoFan54
07-20-2012, 08:21 PM
Hart strikes out swinging

REDSEER
07-20-2012, 08:22 PM
Big time pitching by Homer. Need him to get a couple of quick innings here and there so he can give us 7 today. The 'pen needs rest.

Tom Servo
07-20-2012, 08:26 PM
The Estrada K-fest begins.

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 08:26 PM
Stubby Ks on 6 pitches

VottoFan54
07-20-2012, 08:29 PM
Cozart flies out on the 6th pitch of the AB.

Kc61
07-20-2012, 08:29 PM
Stubby Ks on 6 pitches

Stubbs isn't the only guy who gets two strikes on him a lot. Phillips does. Others too.

Drew, though, doesn't foul off the two strike pitches. He just flat misses them.

I wish he could learn to foul off pitches and stay alive.

VottoFan54
07-20-2012, 08:31 PM
Phillips flies out to shallow center. 18 pitch inning for Estrada.

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 08:31 PM
well at least they made Estrada throw 17 pitches for a 1-2-3 inning.

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 08:32 PM
small victories.

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 08:35 PM
Weeks Ks - 4 outs 4 Ks

Kc61
07-20-2012, 08:36 PM
Who holds the strikeout record for a single game? Is it still Randy Johnson?

Whoever, beware of Homer.

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 08:36 PM
Pop up to Cozart spoils the strikeout string

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 08:37 PM
1 pitch ground out. Thanks for that!

VottoFan54
07-20-2012, 08:38 PM
Bailey is at 34 pitches through 2 innings.

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 08:40 PM
Amazing 2nd only to Yanks in comeback wins in last three seasons

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 08:40 PM
Jay grounds out to Hart unassisted

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 08:43 PM
Lud flies out to RFer 2 down

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 08:44 PM
1-2-3 as Rolen grounds out 6-3 26 pitches for Estrada

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 08:48 PM
Estarda out 6-3

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 08:48 PM
Cozart came clear across the middle to get that slow roller

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 08:48 PM
Aoki flies to left. 2 gone

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 08:50 PM
Gomez out 6-3. 45 pitches Bailey

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 08:50 PM
Homer getting more efficient as he goes along

VottoFan54
07-20-2012, 08:51 PM
8 in a row for Bailey, he's pitching pretty well right now.

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 08:52 PM
At this moment in time he's pitching better than any of the starters

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 08:52 PM
Only Cueto is pitchng as well and as consistently

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 08:55 PM
Mesoraco showing patience but pops to Hart after Frazier popped to second for the first out

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 08:57 PM
Bailey Ks pretty weakly

VottoFan54
07-20-2012, 08:57 PM
This offense has looked pretty bad without Votto.

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 08:58 PM
They are making Estrada look really good. He's a fair pitcher but not no hitter good

Tom Servo
07-20-2012, 09:00 PM
They are making Estrada look really good. He's a fair pitcher but not no hitter good
http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/boxscore;_ylt=AvM7gqELQ1dj16bUc2xoKfGFCLcF?gid=320 507108

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/boxscore;_ylt=Amzndrz8i0PnKEsER.DyHu2FCLcF?gid=320 626117

They can get to him.

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 09:01 PM
Braun squibs another hit through for a single

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 09:02 PM
And Ramirez 6-4-3 DP!

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 09:03 PM
Hart goes 6-3 53 pitches for Homer

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 09:03 PM
Now Homer is in complete game territory

Kc61
07-20-2012, 09:05 PM
Top of the order up for the Reds. Is that a good thing?

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 09:06 PM
Stubbs high pop fly to Aoki in RF

VottoFan54
07-20-2012, 09:06 PM
Hart goes 6-3 53 pitches for Homer

Where do you get your pitch counts from? When I check the pitch count it is always one higher than yours. I am using MLB.com. It doesn't really make a difference, I just thought it was odd. :confused:

edabbs44
07-20-2012, 09:06 PM
Jay's BA is sub .240 and OPS is at .794. This team really needs him to start producing.

Kc61
07-20-2012, 09:07 PM
Jay's BA is sub .240 and OPS is at .794. This team really needs him to start producing.

Unusual because Jay's hot streaks are usually at home.

Tom Servo
07-20-2012, 09:08 PM
Jay's BA is sub .240 and OPS is at .794. This team really needs him to start producing.
This is true. Although I'm not sure in what universe the Sun Deck members who believe that at 25 he's "not young" are living in.

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 09:08 PM
VottoFan I'm probably dropping the last pitch

Tom Servo
07-20-2012, 09:09 PM
Cozart! :jump:

VottoFan54
07-20-2012, 09:09 PM
Cozart! :thumbup:

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 09:09 PM
COZART!!! Homer just over the wall in left

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 09:11 PM
That last single was Braun's 1000th career hit btw

RedsfaninMT
07-20-2012, 09:12 PM
Pretty funny that MLB's "scout" posted that Estradas effectiveness might start to drop, as hitters hit .291 off of him after his 45th pitch, and two pitches later, paydirt!

VottoFan54
07-20-2012, 09:13 PM
Nice catch by Gomez.

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 09:13 PM
old guy cught that foul ball looked like the greatest thing that ever happened to him in his life - serious he looked happy as a little kid!!! Great shot!

Gomez with a nice running catch in center to get BP

Kc61
07-20-2012, 09:13 PM
Nice catch on the long fly.

Now Phillips, he goes two strikes often, but he knows how to stay alive, fouls them off. And eventually got good wood on one.

Tom Servo
07-20-2012, 09:14 PM
Bruce is DatDude2B

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 09:14 PM
Bruce with a double!

Kc61
07-20-2012, 09:15 PM
Chris says the breaking ball effectively speeds up the hitter's bat.

I guess he means the pitch was slow.

mbgrayson
07-20-2012, 09:16 PM
After 4 innings, Reds 1, Brewers 0.

Bailey at 54 pitches, 37 strikes.
Estrada at 61 pitches, 43 strikes.

Cracks are starting to show in Estrada's armour.

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 09:16 PM
Lud flies to center 3 down. 1-0 Reds 61 pitches for Estrada.

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 09:18 PM
Chris says the breaking ball effectively speeds up the hitter's bat.

I guess he means the pitch was slow.

LOL.....its all perception I guess

VottoFan54
07-20-2012, 09:19 PM
Weeks is batting below the Mendoza Line for the season.

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 09:20 PM
Who IS this Homer Bailey? I love this guy! These pitches are filthy

VottoFan54
07-20-2012, 09:21 PM
Pirates are down 2-1 in the fourth. They are playing against the Marlins in PNC Park.

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 09:24 PM
3-1 Miami now

Tom Servo
07-20-2012, 09:24 PM
Rolen not having such a hot night at 3rd.

Kc61
07-20-2012, 09:25 PM
Ball was foul. Bad call. Not that close on the replay.

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 09:25 PM
Yes it was foul.

mbgrayson
07-20-2012, 09:25 PM
That ball was not a double: it was clearly foul.

VottoFan54
07-20-2012, 09:25 PM
Ball was foul. Bad call. Not that close on the replay.

I thought it was fair, the announcers had a good explanation of the call.

Kc61
07-20-2012, 09:27 PM
I thought it was fair, the announcers had a good explanation of the call.

Judgment call, obviously depends where the ball crosses the foul line.

Looked foul to me. But close enough for disagreement.

Reds get strike three on the make up call.

Kc61
07-20-2012, 09:28 PM
Homer with 7 Ks, no runs score for Brewers.

VottoFan54
07-20-2012, 09:29 PM
Judgment call, obviously depends where the ball crosses the foul line.

Looked foul to me. But close.

Reds get strike three on the make up call.

It was very close, could've gone either way.

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 09:29 PM
No harm no foul as they say

Kc61
07-20-2012, 09:30 PM
No harm no foul as they say

Good one. LOL.

Let's score some runs.

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 09:31 PM
Nolasco laid down a beautiful squeeze to get Miami their third run. Pirates batting in 4th - Alvarez just his 20th homer. Now 3-2

Reds Fanatic
07-20-2012, 09:32 PM
Good hustle by Rolen. Leadoff double.

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 09:32 PM
Tell me the old man ain't got some hustle!!

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 09:33 PM
Did they really say Rolen would call these guys "whippersnappers"?

VottoFan54
07-20-2012, 09:33 PM
That was an awesome play by Rolen.

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 09:34 PM
Pirates just tied the game. 3-3

Kc61
07-20-2012, 09:34 PM
Down to the seventh spot in the order. Pitcher looming. Let's see if the Reds can reward Rolen's hustle by finding a way to get him home.

Reds Fanatic
07-20-2012, 09:35 PM
Frazier grounds out to 3rd so Rolen can't advance

Reds Fanatic
07-20-2012, 09:35 PM
Look at Rolen. More hustle to 3rd on a wild pitch.

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 09:35 PM
Rolen gets to third on his own.

Kc61
07-20-2012, 09:36 PM
Unproductive out by Frazier. Needs to hit that ball to right and move Rolen over, as Chris is correctly stating in the TV booth.

Reds are bailed out, though, on a short wild pitch with Rolen moving to third.

VottoFan54
07-20-2012, 09:36 PM
I get the announcers mixed up, Is Brantley the one that is complaining about Frazier's AB?

Kc61
07-20-2012, 09:37 PM
I get the announcers mixed up, Is Brantley the one that is complaining about Frazier's AB?

Brantley must be on radio.


Kelch and Welsh on RV. Chris did the complaining on TV.

Reds Fanatic
07-20-2012, 09:37 PM
I get the announcers mixed up, Is Brantley the one that is complaining about Frazier's AB?

It is Chris Welsh on TV

VottoFan54
07-20-2012, 09:37 PM
Thanks.

Reds Fanatic
07-20-2012, 09:38 PM
Double play Rolen tries to go home on a fly out to left and is thrown out at home.

Kc61
07-20-2012, 09:39 PM
I got the feeling that at bat that Mes didn't want the walk. The last two pitches were probably ball four.

With pitcher up next (and Stubbs after), man on third, Mes wanted to hit the sacrifice fly, and just came up a few feet short.

I really think that's what happened there, and frankly I give Mes credit for it. We all like walks but in that spot if you can make contact, I like going for the sac fly.

Doc. Scott
07-20-2012, 09:40 PM
Unproductive out by Frazier. Needs to hit that ball to right and move Rolen over, as Chris is correctly stating in the TV booth.

Reds are bailed out, though, on a short wild pitch with Rolen moving to third.

Right, he needs to stop swinging hard and instead try to poke something more polite to the correct side of the infield. Welsh's lecture: silly.

Sorry, can't fault Todd for taking a hack on a hitter's count.

Doc. Scott
07-20-2012, 09:40 PM
I got the feeling that at bat that Mes didn't want the walk. The last two pitches were probably ball four.

With pitcher up next (and Stubbs after), man on third, Mes wanted to hit the sacrifice fly, and just came up a few feet short.

I really think that's what happened there, and frankly I give Mes credit for it. We all like walks but in that spot if you can make contact, I like going for the sac fly.

With you on this one.

Kc61
07-20-2012, 09:41 PM
Right, he needs to stop swinging hard and instead try to poke something more polite to the correct side of the infield. Welsh's lecture: silly.

Sorry, can't fault Todd for taking a hack on a hitter's count.

I don't disagree, guy is a rookie, I don't expect him to place the ball perfectly. He did hit it hard.

Turned out to be unproductive, then wild pitch fixed it, then the double play.

Whatever.

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 09:42 PM
The trouble is it leaves the pitcher leading off, if he takes the walk, yes the pitcher comes up but then he isn't an automatic first out next inning either. I think you always take the walk if its given.

Reds Fanatic
07-20-2012, 09:43 PM
Aoki strikes out. 8 Ks for Bailey
Gomez pops out to 2nd.

mth123
07-20-2012, 09:43 PM
The trouble is it leaves the pitcher leading off, if he takes the walk, yes the pitcher comes up but then he isn't an automatic first out next inning either. I think you always take the walk if its given.

Instead, Stubbs would get to be the automatic first out.

Kc61
07-20-2012, 09:44 PM
The trouble is it leaves the pitcher leading off, if he takes the walk, yes the pitcher comes up but then he isn't an automatic first out next inning either. I think you always take the walk if its given.

I understand your point and see the logic.

Your point is stronger in the case of a Mesoraco, a relatively inexperienced hitter.

But a veteran hitter there, wants to hit the sacrifice fly, gets a pitch off the plate he can handle, I want the sac fly even if it fails once in awhile.

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 09:45 PM
Instead, Stubbs would get to be the automatic first out,

LOL...got me there

Kc61
07-20-2012, 09:45 PM
LOL...got me there

This is better. Can get a snack after this half inning and probably won't miss anything. Get back for Cozart.

Tom Servo
07-20-2012, 09:46 PM
Homie's on a roll.

CrackerJack
07-20-2012, 09:46 PM
Never really sure if we're watching the emergence of Bailey, or a hot streak, but he sure is pitching like a #2 guy (for what that's worth), out-performing everyone outside of Cueto this year. Never seen him more confident than he's been this month.

Reds Fanatic
07-20-2012, 09:46 PM
Braun strikes out swinging. 9 Ks for Bailey. Season high. 1-0 Reds mid 6th.

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 09:46 PM
9 Ks and Homer's on a roll

Reds Fanatic
07-20-2012, 09:46 PM
84 pitches for Bailey through 6.

Kc61
07-20-2012, 09:47 PM
Bailey really found it on the west coast, and it's carried over to GABP.

And he gets strong in the late innings.

Pitching great right now.

Doc. Scott
07-20-2012, 09:47 PM
Dang, Homer is shoving it (tm Kevin Goldstein)

mth123
07-20-2012, 09:48 PM
We're seeing this kid become an ace right before our eyes. Reminds me of Rijo in the second half of 1990. Next thing you know, he'll be saying "it's over."

Reds Fanatic
07-20-2012, 09:49 PM
Bailey strikes out swinging

Reds Fanatic
07-20-2012, 09:51 PM
Stubbs pops out to 2nd.

Kc61
07-20-2012, 09:51 PM
Ok, Cozart's up, time to pay attention.

Doc. Scott
07-20-2012, 09:51 PM
Just glancing at Homer's overall 2012 line versus his 2011, he's either lucky this year or was unlucky last year to have an ERA a half-run lower. Slightly higher batting average against, slightly higher walk rate, slightly lower strikeout rate, higher homer rate. The real difference: nine unearned runs in 2012 versus three in 20 starts last year.

http://mlb.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=456701#sectionType=career&statType=2&season=2012&gameType='R'&level='ALL'

WVRedsFan
07-20-2012, 09:52 PM
Ok, Cozart's up, time to pay attention.

Drugs?

Reds Fanatic
07-20-2012, 09:53 PM
Cozart reaches as Ransom fields the ball and throws it away and it bounces into the stands. Cozart to 2nd.

Reds Fanatic
07-20-2012, 09:53 PM
Infield hit and an error.

VottoFan54
07-20-2012, 09:54 PM
nvm

Doc. Scott
07-20-2012, 09:54 PM
The Brewers have gotten pretty fortunate with Estrada this season and last. They got him basically for free (waivers) from Washington a couple years ago and he's been pretty solid in pretty much any role they've put him in.

WVRedsFan
07-20-2012, 09:54 PM
First pitch line out.

Reds Fanatic
07-20-2012, 09:54 PM
Phillips with a soft line out to Weeks. 1-0 Reds after 6.

mbgrayson
07-20-2012, 09:54 PM
After 6 innings, Reds 1, Brewers 0.

Bailey at 89 pitches, 63 strikes.
Estrada at 87 pitches, 59 strikes.

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 09:55 PM
Pitt juts took the lead in the 5th 4-3

WVRedsFan
07-20-2012, 09:55 PM
Pitt juts took the lead in the 5th 4-3

No surprise.

Tom Servo
07-20-2012, 09:56 PM
We're seeing this kid become an ace right before our eyes. Reminds me of Rijo in the second half of 1990. Next thing you know, he'll be saying "it's over."
http://i.imgur.com/B8lrm.jpg

this is the worst thing i've ever made

Reds Fanatic
07-20-2012, 09:57 PM
Ramirez grounds out to short.

Reds Fanatic
07-20-2012, 09:58 PM
Hart grounds out to 2nd.

Reds Fanatic
07-20-2012, 09:59 PM
Ground out to short. Bailey continues to roll. 1-0 Reds mid 7th.

WrongVerb
07-20-2012, 10:00 PM
Forget the strikeouts...how many ground ball outs has Bailey had tonight? I can only think of one ball that was hit in the air, and that was in the first inning.

VottoFan54
07-20-2012, 10:00 PM
Forget the strikeouts...how many ground ball outs has Bailey had tonight? I can only think of one ball that was hit in the air, and that was in the first inning.

8 groundouts, 1 flyout.

WrongVerb
07-20-2012, 10:02 PM
8 groundouts, 1 flyout.

Thanks.

Estrada's double was a bouncer over the bag. Both of Braun's hits were on the ground through the infield. Can't remember the other hit.

Kc61
07-20-2012, 10:02 PM
Just glancing at Homer's overall 2012 line versus his 2011, he's either lucky this year or was unlucky last year to have an ERA a half-run lower. Slightly higher batting average against, slightly higher walk rate, slightly lower strikeout rate, higher homer rate. The real difference: nine unearned runs in 2012 versus three in 20 starts last year.

http://mlb.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=456701#sectionType=career&statType=2&season=2012&gameType='R'&level='ALL'

Doc, when you get a chance, look at some of the specific splits for Homer. I agree that many of his stats are similar.

But Homer has pitched much better with men in scoring position this year. .827 OPS against last season with RISP. This year, .669. And generally he's pitched a bit better with men on base.

Homer used to struggle more with men on base. I think, with maturity, he's handling those situations much better so far this year.

This is Arroyo's strength as a pitcher, generally pitches well in jams. Bailey is learning that skill.

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 10:02 PM
BRUCE!!

VottoFan54
07-20-2012, 10:02 PM
BRUCE!!!

Reds Fanatic
07-20-2012, 10:02 PM
Bruce homers!!! 2-0 Reds

WrongVerb
07-20-2012, 10:02 PM
Brruuuuuuuccceeeee!!!!!

Degenerate39
07-20-2012, 10:03 PM
I think it's Bruce's time

REDSEER
07-20-2012, 10:03 PM
and now Jay can breathe...........

OesterPoster
07-20-2012, 10:03 PM
Joined the thread at the right time. Bruuuuuce

WVRedsFan
07-20-2012, 10:03 PM
Slump ovah?

edabbs44
07-20-2012, 10:03 PM
I think it's Bruce's time

Hope so, they need him badly.

VottoFan54
07-20-2012, 10:04 PM
Bailey is at 97 pitches but hasn't struggled much since the first, do you leave him in there for the 8th?

redsmetz
07-20-2012, 10:04 PM
The Moondeck is an appropriate place to plant a ball tonight - the 43rd anniversary of the first moon landing!

Kc61
07-20-2012, 10:05 PM
Bailey is at 97 pitches but hasn't struggled much since the first, do you leave him in there for the eighth?

I let Homer go to about 120. Maybe a few more if he can finish the game. Unless he shows or expresses fatigue.

OesterPoster
07-20-2012, 10:05 PM
Send him back out.

Tom Servo
07-20-2012, 10:05 PM
missed the bruce hr :jump:

Reds Fanatic
07-20-2012, 10:05 PM
Ludwick strikes out swinging.

VottoFan54
07-20-2012, 10:06 PM
Rolen!!!!!

OesterPoster
07-20-2012, 10:06 PM
Scotty!!!!

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 10:06 PM
ROLEN!!

Tom Servo
07-20-2012, 10:06 PM
Rolen! :jump:

WVRedsFan
07-20-2012, 10:06 PM
Scotty!

Kc61
07-20-2012, 10:06 PM
Rolen.

Reds Fanatic
07-20-2012, 10:06 PM
Rolen homers to left center!!! 3-0 Reds!!

WrongVerb
07-20-2012, 10:06 PM
Announcers talking about all the different guys who have come through in the Reds' wins since Votto went out. You have to wonder if Votto being out is doing the team more good in the long run, in that other players are learning to come through and not just rely on Votto.

Kc61
07-20-2012, 10:06 PM
Don't you enjoy these rallies by the Reds?

WrongVerb
07-20-2012, 10:06 PM
ROLEN!!!!!!!

Kc61
07-20-2012, 10:07 PM
Announcers talking about all the different guys who have come through in the Reds' wins since Votto went out. You have to wonder if Votto being out is doing the team more good in the long run, in that other players are learning to come through and not just rely on Votto.

I thought Phillips came up very big yesterday. Team hadn't looked great v. DBacks and Brandon carried them on his back.

I thought it set a great tone. Big time performance, as Dusty would say.

Reds Fanatic
07-20-2012, 10:08 PM
Frazier flies out to right. 3-0 Reds mid 7th

VottoFan54
07-20-2012, 10:09 PM
Lets get a fourth run, Chapman could use the day off.

WVRedsFan
07-20-2012, 10:09 PM
Frazier flies out to right. 3-0 Reds mid 7th

Mes?

Kc61
07-20-2012, 10:09 PM
Lets get a fourth run, Chapman could use the day off.

Whole pen gets off tonight. Homer all the way.

Reds Fanatic
07-20-2012, 10:09 PM
Mes?

Sorry I lost track of how many outs.

Reds Fanatic
07-20-2012, 10:10 PM
Mesoraco singles to right.

VottoFan54
07-20-2012, 10:10 PM
Whole pen gets off tonight. Homer all the way.

I like that idea, but I'm guessing Dusty won't do it.

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 10:11 PM
A quick enough 8th and I think Dusty lets him go all the way

Big Klu
07-20-2012, 10:11 PM
Congratulations to Jay Bruce, who has passed recent Reds HOF inductee Sean Casey for 21st place on the Reds' all-time home run list!


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

Reds 100-Home Run Club
1. Johnny Bench - 389
2. Frank Robinson - 324
3. Tony Perez - 287
4. Adam Dunn - 270
5. Ted Kluszewski - 251
6. George Foster - 244
7. Ken Griffey, Jr. - 210
8. Eric Davis - 203
9. Barry Larkin - 198
10. Vada Pinson - 186
11. Wally Post - 172
12. Gus Bell - 160
13. Joe Morgan - 152
13. Pete Rose - 152
15. Lee May - 147
16. Brandon Phillips - 135
17. Dan Driessen - 133
17. Joey Votto - 133
19. Reggie Sanders - 125
20. Ernie Lombardi - 120
21. Jay Bruce - 119
22. Sean Casey - 118
23. Frank McCormick - 110
24. Dave Parker - 107
25. Chris Sabo - 104
26. Dave Concepcion - 101

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 10:11 PM
Depends on how many pitches he takes to get the 8th done

Kc61
07-20-2012, 10:11 PM
Pirates up 4-3.

Reds Fanatic
07-20-2012, 10:12 PM
Bailey strikes out looking. 3-0 Reds mid 7th.

MikeS21
07-20-2012, 10:12 PM
I let Homer start the 8th, but I would keep him on a short leash.

Doc. Scott
07-20-2012, 10:12 PM
Pirates up 4-3.

What a batch of jokers, man. Still can't believe they've done this well this year.

Kc61
07-20-2012, 10:14 PM
What a batch of jokers, man. Still can't believe they've done this well this year.

Go Marlins.

Reds Fanatic
07-20-2012, 10:15 PM
Maldonado singles to right. Bruce just missed a sliding catch.

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 10:15 PM
Bruce had a bad jump on the ball

Kc61
07-20-2012, 10:15 PM
Bruce had a bad jump on the ball

Yeah, but a tough play, most RFers don't get that.

Catchable but tough.

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 10:16 PM
I think it fooled him bit - looked like he thought maybe it was going farther than it did - agree - tough play

Tom Servo
07-20-2012, 10:17 PM
10 K's for Homer

Kc61
07-20-2012, 10:17 PM
Great pitch. Cutter. Ten Ks, no walks.

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 10:18 PM
2 name sthat don't go together Travis and Ishikawa

Reds Fanatic
07-20-2012, 10:18 PM
Fly out to left. 2 outs.

_Sir_Charles_
07-20-2012, 10:20 PM
I'm at the point now where I couldn't care less when they take Homer out or not....he just gets stronger as he goes. He's looked flat out fantastic tonight.

Tom Servo
07-20-2012, 10:20 PM
:(

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 10:21 PM
Should have caught that one - he got his glove on it. 2 really tough but catchable balls this inning

Tom Servo
07-20-2012, 10:21 PM
Should have caught that one - he got his glove on it. 2 really tough but catchable balls this inning
I don't know that he "should have" caught that one. It was hit hard to the wall.

_Sir_Charles_
07-20-2012, 10:21 PM
No he didn't touch that. VERY tough play...and kinda unfair to think he "should've" had it.

WrongVerb
07-20-2012, 10:22 PM
Bailey just overthrew that next to last pitch. I don't send him out for the ninth.

Tom Servo
07-20-2012, 10:22 PM
Nice job Homer. :beerme:

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 10:22 PM
Excellent job Homer

OesterPoster
07-20-2012, 10:22 PM
Yeah, I think that's enough.

VottoFan54
07-20-2012, 10:23 PM
Good job Homer.

Doc. Scott
07-20-2012, 10:23 PM
Luckily Gomez takes a humongous hack at a 2-0 pitch and hits it straight up. Any time you get down on Drew Stubbs... there's a guy like Gomez to make him look like Joe DiMaggio.

Kc61
07-20-2012, 10:23 PM
I think Homer is done. Might have gone the distance with an easy eighth but now we'll see the pen.

I'd guess Aroldis. He had Monday and Wednesday off, pitched Tues and Thurs. Pitch him tonight. Rest him tomorrow.

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 10:24 PM
Homer's pitch count is high enough to keep him in the dugout. No sense pushing it.

Kc61
07-20-2012, 10:24 PM
Homer 112 pitches, now with a 3.74 ERA.

Excellent outing.

MikeS21
07-20-2012, 10:25 PM
No I'd sit Aroldis tonight and use someone else.

VottoFan54
07-20-2012, 10:25 PM
I would rather not use Aroldis, he has been pitching a lot since the break and this lineup is loaded with righties. Get him ready, but try to let Arredondo get the save.

_Sir_Charles_
07-20-2012, 10:25 PM
Fantastic start for Homer. I've said this before, I don't care if he gives up a few solo shots or not, if he can limit the walks and keep the ball in the lower part of the strike zone...he'll be VERY good. If he can keep a 2:1 ratio in strikes to balls, he'll have success. Tonight, 78 strikes, 34 balls. That's fantastic.

WVRedsFan
07-20-2012, 10:26 PM
Gotta wonder if Stubbs knows the strike zone.

Doc. Scott
07-20-2012, 10:26 PM
Luckily Gomez takes a humongous hack at a 2-0 pitch and hits it straight up. Any time you get down on Drew Stubbs... there's a guy like Gomez to make him look like Joe DiMaggio.

Ugh... I might have to take this back after watching the latest Stubbs AB.

Kc61
07-20-2012, 10:26 PM
Braun, Ramirez, and Hart coming up for Brew men.

So I'd use Chappy.

Tom Servo
07-20-2012, 10:27 PM
I would rather not use Aroldis, he has been pitching a lot since the break and this lineup is loaded with righties. Get him ready, but try to let Arredondo get the save, IMO.
Granted he pitched in the first 3 games after the all-star break, but since July 15th he's pitched only 1.1 innings (4 batters).

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 10:27 PM
Also I wasn't blaming either fielder on those flies - but both were catchable - Ludwick ran out of room and trying to make the over the shoulder grab with the wall there is difficult - but he had the ball and just couldn't hang on. No blame but only pointing out with either ball getting caught no one scores. Just wasn't to be. I trust Ludwick and Bruce more than any other outfielders we have including Stubbs.

Kc61
07-20-2012, 10:28 PM
Aroldis getting ready.

Tom Servo
07-20-2012, 10:28 PM
Also I wasn't blaming either fielder on those flies - but both were catchable - Ludwick ran out of room and trying to make the over the shoulder grab with the wall there is difficult - but he had the ball and just couldn't hang on. No blame but only pointing out with either ball getting caught no one scores. Just wasn't to be. I trust Ludwick and Bruce more than any other outfielders we have including Stubbs.
The replay seemed to show that Ludwick never did have the ball.

Kc61
07-20-2012, 10:28 PM
Double Cozart.

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 10:29 PM
Cozart catching fire -

Kc61
07-20-2012, 10:29 PM
Welsh says it's a nice one-two punch with Stubbs and Cozart.

Guess he likes the strike out, hard hit ball combo.

Tom Servo
07-20-2012, 10:29 PM
Lousy AB there, BP.

_Sir_Charles_
07-20-2012, 10:29 PM
22 doubles by Cozart....that's really impressive at this point in the season from a rook.

Kc61
07-20-2012, 10:30 PM
22 doubles by Cozart....that's really impressive at this point in the season from a rook.

The question is if he has 22 singles.

WVRedsFan
07-20-2012, 10:30 PM
Someone break Phillips from...never mind

Buckeye33
07-20-2012, 10:30 PM
"A nice one-two punch" - Chris Welsh

:eek:

Kc61
07-20-2012, 10:31 PM
Walking Bruce. One almost gets away.

Tom Servo
07-20-2012, 10:31 PM
Cowards!!!

RedlegJake
07-20-2012, 10:32 PM
Stubbs runs scored per game is much higher than a lot of guys with much better hitting stats - if he could ever hit and OBP just a .250/.330 line the guy would be a real weapon - you'd think that wouldn't be out of reach with his talent

_Sir_Charles_
07-20-2012, 10:32 PM
Isn't that the first walk of the game?

WVRedsFan
07-20-2012, 10:32 PM
Isn't that the first walk of the game?

Yep

WrongVerb
07-20-2012, 10:33 PM
The question is if he has 22 singles.

Earlier they said Cozart is tied with Alonso for hits by a rookie, so I'm guessing yeah.

Kc61
07-20-2012, 10:33 PM
Stubbs runs scored per game is much higher than a lot of guys with much better hitting stats - if he could ever hit and OBP just a .250/.330 line the guy would be a real weapon - you'd think that wouldn't be out of reach with his talent

Yes, I don't think the Reds are going to trade him. I think they will keep running him out there, even after the deadline.

No matter what we think.

_Sir_Charles_
07-20-2012, 10:33 PM
Somebody better restrain Doug....the fans are doing that "thing" again. :O)

Tom Servo
07-20-2012, 10:33 PM
damn, nice scoop by A-Ram.


Nice diversion attempt by Ludwick :lol:

WrongVerb
07-20-2012, 10:33 PM
Chapman is like that great toy you got for Christmas, but don't want to play with for fear of breaking it.

Kc61
07-20-2012, 10:34 PM
Chapman is like that great toy you got for Christmas, but don't want to play with for fear of breaking it.

Chappy has his work cut out for him, three tough righty power hitters.

_Sir_Charles_
07-20-2012, 10:34 PM
LOL. Ludwick should've run out to the mound and maybe the dugout...see if he'll chase him. :O)

nate
07-20-2012, 10:35 PM
Chappy has his work cut out for him, three tough righty power hitters.

Or they have their work cut out for them!

:cool:

PuffyPig
07-20-2012, 10:36 PM
Also I wasn't blaming either fielder on those flies - but both were catchable - Ludwick ran out of room and trying to make the over the shoulder grab with the wall there is difficult - but he had the ball and just couldn't hang on. No blame but only pointing out with either ball getting caught no one scores. Just wasn't to be. I trust Ludwick and Bruce more than any other outfielders we have including Stubbs.

Ludwick did not touch the ball.

Tom Servo
07-20-2012, 10:36 PM
Heisey in at LF

Kc61
07-20-2012, 10:37 PM
Heisey in at LF

The bizzaro LF platoon continues.

WVRedsFan
07-20-2012, 10:37 PM
The bizzaro LF platoon continues.

Strange

VottoFan54
07-20-2012, 10:37 PM
100! K

Doc. Scott
07-20-2012, 10:37 PM
Good lord. Braun made to look foolish.

Tom Servo
07-20-2012, 10:37 PM
See ya Braun.

nate
07-20-2012, 10:37 PM
Braun was pretty much clueless there.

Kc61
07-20-2012, 10:38 PM
Un. Real.

WrongVerb
07-20-2012, 10:38 PM
How do you make the reigning MVP look THAT foolish?

Big Klu
07-20-2012, 10:38 PM
Free pizza and ice cream!

Tom Servo
07-20-2012, 10:38 PM
Free Ice Cream and Pizza!

WVRedsFan
07-20-2012, 10:39 PM
I'm waiting for free beer

Kc61
07-20-2012, 10:39 PM
Ramirez is fouling them off. Impressive.