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klw
07-24-2012, 04:31 PM
Xavier Paul in LF.
http://ramsey.mlblogs.com/2012/07/24/tuesdays-reds-lineup-whos-your-red-to-rock-8/

Cozart
Stubbs
Phillips
Bruce
Rolen
Paul
Frazier
Mesoraco
Leake

v. Lucas Harrell

Dusty does like to make sure no one goes too long without playing.

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2012_07_24_cinmlb_houmlb_1&mode=preview

One of the most solid contributors to Houston's success at home as been rookie right-hander Lucas Harrell.

Harrell ranks first in the NL and fourth in the Majors in innings pitched as a rookie, tossing 114.2 so far this season while posting a 7-7 record and 4.24 ERA

In seven starts at home this year, Harrell is 5-1 with a 1.99 ERA. He is coming off one of his best outings of the season Thursday, despite receiving a loss.

Harrell tossed seven innings, allowing just one run and four hits, but fell victim of a one-hitter tossed by the Padres' Edinson Volquez.

The Reds beat young Mr. Harrell in Cincinnati back in April 6-0. Phillips and Bruce each had two hits Bruce's being a 2r HR and a double.
http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2012_04_28_houmlb_cinmlb_1#gid=2012_ 04_28_houmlb_cinmlb_1&mode=box

CySeymour
07-24-2012, 04:38 PM
Paul in LF.
http://ramsey.mlblogs.com/2012/07/24/tuesdays-reds-lineup-whos-your-red-to-rock-8/

Cozart
Stubbs
Phillips
Bruce
Rolen
Paul
Frazier
Mesoraco
Leake


Dusty does like to make sure no one goes too long without playing.

Prob a decent idea to get the guy at bats, but I hate to see Ludwick with how he has been swinging given the day off.

klw
07-24-2012, 04:42 PM
Prob a decent idea to get the guy at bats, but I hate to see Ludwick with how he has been swinging given the day off.

My thoughts exactly.

Redsfan320
07-24-2012, 04:55 PM
I have no problem getting Paul a start, though I'd prefer it in center; but has Frazier really not earned himself a spot in the order above Xavier Paul? Really?

320

Kc61
07-24-2012, 06:39 PM
Mr. Harrell has allowed an OPS against of .791 to lefty hitters in his career. .693 against righties. Thus, Xavier Paul.

Ths split, however, is much less pronounced for 2012.

Big Klu
07-24-2012, 06:54 PM
My first reaction was, "Paul who?"

Janish?
Wilson?
O'Neill?
Householder?
Derringer?
Lynde? (No, he would be in the center square.)

RedlegJake
07-24-2012, 08:10 PM
He's batting Frazier 7th behind Paul and Rolen? My gosh. Rolen okay maybe I can go with that (I think its nuts) but Paul? Why? Paul has zero hits and 1 walk so far. Yeah I know only a few appearances but still his ML history says he is not a good hitter...I do not understand the Dust man sometimes:confused:

PS - I certanly hope Paul goes 4-4 and makes my griping look stupid!!

klw
07-24-2012, 08:42 PM
My first reaction was, "Paul who?"

Janish?
Wilson?
O'Neill?
Householder?
Derringer?
Lynde? (No, he would be in the center square.)

McCartney. The Reds need his lefty bat.

sorry when I posted the lineup I blanked on Paul's first name. Oliver was all that came to mind but I knew that was wrong.

klw
07-24-2012, 08:45 PM
What do people think of keeping PBP in this thread to updates on this game? There is a scoreboard watching thread to follow the other games. Some updates are fine in my book but last nights thread was confusing at times.

RedlegJake
07-24-2012, 08:48 PM
sorry klw I just didn't even think of that other thread and most people don't watch two threads at once

klw
07-24-2012, 09:03 PM
sorry klw I just didn't even think of that other thread and most people don't watch two threads at once

If no one else cares, go for it. I am probably crashing early tonight. I just ran into issues a couple of times last night when post was along the lines of "Soto files out to left" and I couldn't think of anyone on the Astros called Soto.

Kc61
07-24-2012, 09:11 PM
Is this the game thread?

If it is, with one out in the first Stubbs took strike three. Ball had movement but, you know.

cincyinco
07-24-2012, 09:13 PM
If no one else cares, go for it. I am probably crashing early tonight. I just ran into issues a couple of times last night when post was along the lines of "Soto files out to left" and I couldn't think of anyone on the Astros called Soto.


I'm with you.. At least preface the comment with PIRATES GAME or what have you.

VottoFan54
07-24-2012, 09:13 PM
Phillips hits an infield single towards 3B.

VottoFan54
07-24-2012, 09:14 PM
Phillips steals second, no throw from the catcher.

VottoFan54
07-24-2012, 09:16 PM
Bruce strikes out swinging.

VottoFan54
07-24-2012, 09:19 PM
Altuve lines a single into RF.

Screwball
07-24-2012, 09:21 PM
Altuve lines a single into RF.

Not so sure that was a liner.

VottoFan54
07-24-2012, 09:23 PM
Not so sure that was a liner.

It was probably more of a bloop single.

Marwin Gonzalez hits a hard grounder to Frazier who steps on the bag and throws to second for a double play.

VottoFan54
07-24-2012, 09:24 PM
Moore grounds out to Frazier.

membengal
07-24-2012, 09:25 PM
For the record, that was a nifty DP that Frazier started.

VottoFan54
07-24-2012, 09:27 PM
Someone else want to do PBP?

Rolen grounds out to 3B.

Tom Servo
07-24-2012, 09:28 PM
Paul's first hit as a Red.

RedlegJake
07-24-2012, 09:29 PM
Pirates-Cubs Game: Cubs jumped to 5-1 lead McDonald getting hammered, Cubs still batting in 6th

VottoFan54
07-24-2012, 09:29 PM
Paul lines a single up the middle. The SS could have caught it, but it was a tough play.

VottoFan54
07-24-2012, 09:30 PM
Paul steals second base.

RedlegJake
07-24-2012, 09:30 PM
Frazier Ks but Paul steals second. The throw bounces off of him.

WVRedsFan
07-24-2012, 09:31 PM
Pirates-Cubs Game: Cubs jumped to 5-1 lead McDonald getting hammered, Cubs still batting in 6th

Go Cubs....wait. Did I say that. Wash my mouth out with soap.

Tom Servo
07-24-2012, 09:32 PM
Mes continues to be BAPIP unlucky

RedlegJake
07-24-2012, 09:32 PM
Go Cubs....wait. Did I say that. Wash my mouth out with soap.

I know - it's weird. Gotta win this game and put another game of daylight between the Buccos.

RedlegJake
07-24-2012, 09:36 PM
Chris Jonson flies out to Bruce for the first out. Then Leake unassisted tags the next batter on the first base line

RedlegJake
07-24-2012, 09:37 PM
6-3 bouncer up the middle gets Francisco and that's a nice inning for Leake

WVRedsFan
07-24-2012, 09:37 PM
Two quick outs for Leake. Now three. Only 15 pitches for Mike.

RedlegJake
07-24-2012, 09:40 PM
Leake fans for the first out

WVRedsFan
07-24-2012, 09:40 PM
Slugger Leake strikes out looking.

WVRedsFan
07-24-2012, 09:40 PM
Is this te poorest HD feed in America?

RedlegJake
07-24-2012, 09:41 PM
Altuve in the right place to nab Cozart line drive

WVRedsFan
07-24-2012, 09:42 PM
Infield Hit for Stubbs

RedlegJake
07-24-2012, 09:43 PM
Stubbs beats out a high bouncing chopper

Kc61
07-24-2012, 09:43 PM
Reds unlucky tonight so far with line drives being caught.

757690
07-24-2012, 09:43 PM
Slugger Leake strikes out looking.

I believe Leake has a higher offensive WAR than Stubbs has overall this season.

757690
07-24-2012, 09:45 PM
Stubbs wrecking havoc so far ;)

RedlegJake
07-24-2012, 09:45 PM
BP walks on 4 straight

Kc61
07-24-2012, 09:46 PM
Phillips walks. Jay, Stubbs can run. Just a nice line drive to the opposite field or up the middle will do.

RedlegJake
07-24-2012, 09:47 PM
Darn.Bruce flies to left.

RedlegJake
07-24-2012, 09:49 PM
Schaeffer out 4-3

WVRedsFan
07-24-2012, 09:49 PM
7 outs on 16 pitches.

RedlegJake
07-24-2012, 09:51 PM
Leake gets KO #1

RedlegJake
07-24-2012, 09:53 PM
Harrell switch hitting pitcher punches a single into left

RedsMan3203
07-24-2012, 09:55 PM
Pirates close to landing W. Rodriguez.

http://tomsinger.mlblogs.com/2012/07/25/pirates-close-to-landing-w-rodriguez/

RedlegJake
07-24-2012, 09:56 PM
Altuve grounds out 6-3 but Frazier saves a bad throw tagging Altuve

WVRedsFan
07-24-2012, 09:57 PM
Pitching count now at 31.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 09:57 PM
Pirates close to landing W. Rodriguez.

http://tomsinger.mlblogs.com/2012/07/25/pirates-close-to-landing-w-rodriguez/

Not too surprising. Last night I had a feeling that was his last start as an Astro.

Tom Servo
07-24-2012, 09:57 PM
Pirates close to landing W. Rodriguez.

http://tomsinger.mlblogs.com/2012/07/25/pirates-close-to-landing-w-rodriguez/
Doesn't scare me.

kaldaniels
07-24-2012, 09:59 PM
Not too surprising. Last night I had a feeling that was his last start as an Astro.

Cool, we can beat him again next week.

RedlegJake
07-24-2012, 10:00 PM
That last pitch looked low to me

RedlegJake
07-24-2012, 10:00 PM
Rolen called out on strikes

RedlegJake
07-24-2012, 10:02 PM
Paul grounds out 3-1. Nice play by Moore.

WVRedsFan
07-24-2012, 10:02 PM
Houston fielding like maniacs.

RedlegJake
07-24-2012, 10:03 PM
Frazier hits one to shallow left and it drops in for a single

RedlegJake
07-24-2012, 10:05 PM
And a tapper to Altuve wraps up the inning. Mesoraco

RedlegJake
07-24-2012, 10:06 PM
Pirates-Cubs 8th inning. Still 5-1 Cubs.

Kc61
07-24-2012, 10:06 PM
Cool, we can beat him again next week.

Pitch all the lefties against the Reds you want, Buccos.

RedsMan3203
07-24-2012, 10:08 PM
@BJRains
Berkman hit by an 84 MPH slider on the inside of his right knee. Initially stayed in game but now coming out. Carpenter pinch-running at 2B.

RedlegJake
07-24-2012, 10:11 PM
Marwin G walks after a battle with Mikey

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 10:11 PM
Dusty out talking to the umps. Now a conference.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 10:13 PM
Dusty says that was ball 3 not ball 4 and the umps are checking. Embarassing that major league umps can't keep track of the count.

WrongVerb
07-24-2012, 10:13 PM
Ump lost track of the count? WTF?

Tom Servo
07-24-2012, 10:13 PM
lol

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 10:13 PM
Ump lost track of the count? WTF?

This is the 2nd time that has happened this year during a Reds game.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 10:14 PM
It was ball 4. The scoreboard had it wrong.

WrongVerb
07-24-2012, 10:14 PM
This is the 2nd time that has happened this year during a Reds game.

Ump was right after all. Scoreboard was wrong.

Vottomatic
07-24-2012, 10:15 PM
Wandy's K/9 is at a career low this season other than his rookie season. I don't really see this as a game changer.

BCubb2003
07-24-2012, 10:15 PM
Astros announcers said it was a distraction in the stands.

RedlegJake
07-24-2012, 10:16 PM
Fly to Bruce 1 down.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 10:17 PM
Stubbs can't make the diving catch but Paul makes a nice play to throw the runner out at 3rd.

RedlegJake
07-24-2012, 10:17 PM
Marwin tries to take third on a pop single and he gets gunned out

WrongVerb
07-24-2012, 10:17 PM
Nice play by Paul

Vottomatic
07-24-2012, 10:17 PM
Nice play by Paul.

Puig Your Red
07-24-2012, 10:17 PM
Drew Stubbs is really bad coming in on balls.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 10:18 PM
Ugh. Homer into the first row in left.

RedlegJake
07-24-2012, 10:18 PM
Maxwell 2 run homer

WrongVerb
07-24-2012, 10:18 PM
That ball isn't even out in GAB

Kc61
07-24-2012, 10:18 PM
Nice pitch for batting practice.

RedlegJake
07-24-2012, 10:19 PM
Mike's been flirting with disaster all night. Even though he's been getting outs they've been hitting him pretty hard but mostly at people.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 10:20 PM
Dodgers up 2-0 on the Cards in the 4th.

WVRedsFan
07-24-2012, 10:20 PM
Don't blow this one guys. Could gain some ground.

RedlegJake
07-24-2012, 10:21 PM
Reds need to win. Cards are trailing and Pirates down 5-1 in 9th. Big chance to gain ground!

Kc61
07-24-2012, 10:21 PM
Don't blow this one guys. Could gain some ground.

Tough to allow the homer on the next pitch after the Paul throw seemingly got the Reds out of trouble.

WVRedsFan
07-24-2012, 10:22 PM
Anemic. Just no life in the offense. Not good so far.

RedlegJake
07-24-2012, 10:23 PM
Leake fans. Cozart bounces back to pitcher. Looking pretty pathetic right now.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 10:23 PM
2 quick outs. Makes no sense why Dusty put Cozart back in the leadoff spot the last 2 nights.

RedlegJake
07-24-2012, 10:24 PM
Stubby walks

Virginia Beach Reds
07-24-2012, 10:25 PM
Stubbs has made a pretty big improvement lately from the sniff test.

WrongVerb
07-24-2012, 10:26 PM
Wandy walking through the dugout saying his good-byes

RedlegJake
07-24-2012, 10:26 PM
Houston announcers reporting the Wandy deal is official. No report on who goes to Astros

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 10:26 PM
Looks like Wandy is saying his goodbyes in the dugout.

WVRedsFan
07-24-2012, 10:26 PM
At least Pittsburgh is trying to improve.

kaldaniels
07-24-2012, 10:27 PM
Looks like Wandy is saying his goodbyes in the dugout.

Always a cool scene to watch.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 10:27 PM
Pirates are coming to Houston this weekend so he will probably start in Houston this weekend.

In fact timing wise he should start against his old team this weekend and then against the Reds next weekend.

757690
07-24-2012, 10:28 PM
Stubbs has made a pretty big improvement lately from the sniff test.

Shhhhhhhhhh

this board has already decided that that is impossible ;)

kaldaniels
07-24-2012, 10:28 PM
At least Pittsburgh is trying to improve.

And the Reds are not?

Respectfully, c'mon.

alloverjr
07-24-2012, 10:29 PM
Shhhhhhhhhh

this board has already decided that that is impossible ;)

Not so fast. He still found a way to make an out. :p

edabbs44
07-24-2012, 10:29 PM
And the Reds are not?

Respectfully, c'mon.

Yep.

WVRedsFan
07-24-2012, 10:30 PM
And the Reds are not?

Respectfully, c'mon.

Nothing yet. I've seen this story too often at mid season near the deadline. Off season is different. Still want that lead off guy

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 10:32 PM
Couple of things on the Wandy deal from Jon Heyman at CBS sports:

https://twitter.com/JonHeymanCBS


yes, wandy deal is thru 2014. trade triggers $13M player option for '14. still $30M to go. "stros send $ to #bucs

Players are not official but one of the Pirates prospects was pulled in the first:


Is any player involved? Alen Hanson of Low A West Virginia was pulled in 1st inning

WVRedsFan
07-24-2012, 10:33 PM
Low A? Is that near Logan :)

Brutus
07-24-2012, 10:33 PM
And the Reds are not?

Respectfully, c'mon.

I was away from my desk for a few minutes, but thank you for asking what I was thinking.

Something tells me the Reds have been on the phones the past week.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 10:34 PM
1-2-3 inning for Leake.

Patrick Bateman
07-24-2012, 10:36 PM
I was away from my desk for a few minutes, but thank you for asking what I was thinking.

Something tells me the Reds have been on the phones the past week.

Reminds me of the "Reds should be taking notes from the Marlins".

I'll care when the Pirates make the playoffs before I start framing my franchise by them.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 10:37 PM
Phillips doubles to left.

mbgrayson
07-24-2012, 10:38 PM
After 5 innings, Astros 2, Reds 0.

Leake at 64 pitches, 44 strikes.
Harrell at 89 pitches, 51 strikes.

VR
07-24-2012, 10:38 PM
It sure is nice to have someone like Leake as the #5 starter. He would have been the ace in 2002. And 2005. And 2007. etc etc

VR
07-24-2012, 10:39 PM
Phillips finally says hello to Mr .300.

_Sir_Charles_
07-24-2012, 10:39 PM
Marty ragging on Bruce pretty mercilessly about his "inability" to hit with RISP tonight

757690
07-24-2012, 10:41 PM
Marty ragging on Bruce pretty mercilessly about his "inability" to hit with RISP tonight

And Bruce fails again to get a hit with RISP. Marty is vindicated ;)

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 10:41 PM
Rolen grounds into a 5-4 FC. 1st and 3rd with 1 out.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 10:45 PM
Infield hit scores a run. 2-1 Astros. Paul's 1st RBI.

redsfaninbsg
07-24-2012, 10:45 PM
Good game by Paul.

Hoosier Red
07-24-2012, 10:45 PM
He hit the bleep out of that one to get the RBI.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 10:46 PM
Wow. Moore made an over the shoulder catch then went to throw the ball and threw it right into the ground.'

So runners at at 1st and 3rd with 2 outs.

redsfaninbsg
07-24-2012, 10:46 PM
C'mon Mez

_Sir_Charles_
07-24-2012, 10:47 PM
That was...unique. :O)

Brutus
07-24-2012, 10:47 PM
Reminds me of the "Reds should be taking notes from the Marlins".

I'll care when the Pirates make the playoffs before I start framing my franchise by them.

Remember the Walt's gone fishing thread? Good times.

redsfaninbsg
07-24-2012, 10:47 PM
Pretty bad swing on a 2-0 pitch

RedlegJake
07-24-2012, 10:48 PM
I have to agree with WVRedsFan - until I actually see a deadline deal I believe Walt is an off season dealer but sits on his hands in season. For whatever reason he won't pull the trigger - and maybe that's good depending one what's being asked but there is a glaring need and it's not being addressed. Paul sure isn't the answer.

edabbs44
07-24-2012, 10:48 PM
Remember the Walt's gone fishing thread? Good times.

That one was awesome.

VR
07-24-2012, 10:50 PM
As I mentioned before, it would be nice to see Mes come up w/ some big hits to press the playing time issue at catcher.

Nights like tonight only keep things status quo.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 10:50 PM
Ground out to short by Altuve

Kc61
07-24-2012, 10:51 PM
I have to agree with WVRedsFan - until I actually see a deadline deal I believe Walt is an off season dealer but sits on his hands in season. For whatever reason he won't pull the trigger - and maybe that's good depending one what's being asked but there is a glaring need and it's not being addressed. Paul sure isn't the answer.

Reds will make a deal.

The need is too clear, too specific. Team is in first place of tough race, I'd be surprised if Walt sat still.

Not like some years where there is just a general need to improve. Walt needs a lefty hitter who gets on base to platoon. Even a good bench player will help. Don't see him sitting by this time.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 10:51 PM
Harrel is at 107 pitches so they should be into the Houston bullpen soon.

kaldaniels
07-24-2012, 10:51 PM
I have to agree with WVRedsFan - until I actually see a deadline deal I believe Walt is an off season dealer but sits on his hands in season. For whatever reason he won't pull the trigger - and maybe that's good depending one what's being asked but there is a glaring need and it's not being addressed. Paul sure isn't the answer.

Totally fair take,and totally different than saying that Walt isn't trying.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 10:52 PM
Gonzalez singles to center.

RedlegJake
07-24-2012, 10:53 PM
Glad that was foul

WrongVerb
07-24-2012, 10:53 PM
Shhhhhhhhhh

this board has already decided that that is impossible ;)

Stubbs slash line since July 1: .182/.217/.288/.505

That's not what I call "improvement".

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 10:53 PM
Cards have come back to tie the Dodgers. 2-2 in the 5th.

Kc61
07-24-2012, 10:54 PM
Key inning here. Reds aren't hitting tonight, can't let the Stros pile on runs. Close there on line foul to left.

I can understand Dusty sticking with Leake. Latos made him use the pen for four innings last night. Mike needs to hang tough one more inning here.

Some hard hit fouls here.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 10:55 PM
Moore strikes out swinging.

redsfaninbsg
07-24-2012, 10:56 PM
If the Reds hold em to two, I feel confident in them coming back in this one.

RedlegJake
07-24-2012, 10:56 PM
Leake battles, I'll say that. He looks to me like he's about to get hammered and then he gets a strike out and a come backer and gets out ofthe inning. I like the kid.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 10:57 PM
Leake is through 6 on only 77 pitches

Tom Servo
07-24-2012, 10:57 PM
I feel like Leake has actually looked better than Harrell tonight, but obviously that doesn't count for much.

VR
07-24-2012, 10:58 PM
Leake battles, I'll say that. He looks to me like he's about to get hammered and then he gets a strike out and a come backer and gets out ofthe inning. I like the kid.

He's nowhere near Maddux, but that was his trademark style. Probably led the world in foul balls that were scorched....simply because he always had hitters just far enough off with his continual changing of speeds.

RedlegJake
07-24-2012, 10:59 PM
I feel like Leake has actually looked better than Harrell tonight, but obviously that doesn't count for much.

Counts as much as anyone Tom. Leake just doesn't overpower people and looks shaky at times but he always seems to get guys out in the end.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 10:59 PM
Leake grounds back to the pitcher.

Cedric
07-24-2012, 11:00 PM
I will be very excited if the Reds can somehow get Cozart back to 7th/8th where he belongs.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 11:00 PM
Cozart grounds out to short.

Tom Servo
07-24-2012, 11:00 PM
Cozart is an out machine.

WVRedsFan
07-24-2012, 11:01 PM
I was away from my desk for a few minutes, but thank you for asking what I was thinking.

Something tells me the Reds have been on the phones the past week.

Hope you're right. I really don't think Wandy helps the Bucs that much, We'll see.

_Sir_Charles_
07-24-2012, 11:02 PM
Stubbs looking good tonight (well, except the CS). 2 for 3 with a walk.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 11:02 PM
Cozart's stats for the year:

Batting 1st: .217 BA, OPS .619
Batting 2nd: .357 BA, OPS .987

So of course he is leading off again.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 11:04 PM
Phillips flies out to center. 121 pitches for Harrel. 2-1 Astros mid 7th.

Tom Servo
07-24-2012, 11:04 PM
Cozart's stats for the year:

Batting 1st: .217 BA, OPS .619
Batting 2nd: .357 BA, OPS .987

So of course he is leading off again.
That's what I don't get at all. He had his best game in seemingly weeks when moved back to 2nd, so after that he gets moved back to leadoff.

RedlegJake
07-24-2012, 11:04 PM
This is the offense everyone expected to see with Votto out.

Tom Servo
07-24-2012, 11:04 PM
121 pitches for Harrel.
If this were AstrosZone we'd be calling for Brad Mills head.

WVRedsFan
07-24-2012, 11:06 PM
This is really a shame to struggle like this against Houston, but they do have a 24-22 record at home.

_Sir_Charles_
07-24-2012, 11:07 PM
Stubbs slash line since July 1: .182/.217/.288/.505

That's not what I call "improvement".

Dusty moved him to leadoff and kinda called him out on July 16th (the beginning of the Diamondback series). Since then he's gone 10 for 30 with 4 walks and 4 k's. He's worked the count better, fouled off pitches better, and just looked better at the dish overall. Just coincidence....could be, but he seems better IMO.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 11:07 PM
Maxwell reaches as Rolen can't field the ball down the line. Error on Rolen

mbgrayson
07-24-2012, 11:08 PM
Maxwell grounds to 3rd, Rolen fumbles it. E-5.

WVRedsFan
07-24-2012, 11:08 PM
Train wreck. Let's hold them and get some runs. Goodness!

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 11:09 PM
Francisco with a bloop hit to center. 1st and 2nd.

Kc61
07-24-2012, 11:10 PM
That's what I don't get at all. He had his best game in seemingly weeks when moved back to 2nd, so after that he gets moved back to leadoff.

When a guy gets hot in the two hole, Dusty thinks he's found his lead off hitter.

So that two hole guy, he gets moved to lead off to give the Reds the OBP lead off man they have needed.

Except that when he moves to lead off, he stops hitting.

Solution: Cross out the number one on the lineup card. Substitute 2A and 2B.
Then hit Stubbs and Cozart in any order Dusty wants.

Tom Servo
07-24-2012, 11:10 PM
Train wreck. Let's hold them and get some runs. Goodness!
I think you and I have different definitions of 'train wreck'. That game against the Tigers on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball was a train wreck. This is like a 5 minute train delay.

edabbs44
07-24-2012, 11:11 PM
This is really a shame to struggle like this against Houston, but they do have a 24-22 record at home.

Teams do tend to lose once in a while, even against lesser opponents once in a while.

Kc61
07-24-2012, 11:12 PM
Teams do tend to lose once in a while, even against lesser opponents once in a while.

Hard to sweep on the road.

Reds still have a chance tonight if Leake can get out of this. But then, I said the same thing last inning.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 11:12 PM
Big out as Schafer strikes out swinging after failing to get a bunt down. 5 Ks for Leake

edabbs44
07-24-2012, 11:12 PM
When a guy gets hot in the two hole, Dusty thinks he's found his lead off hitter.

So that two hole guy, he gets moved to lead off to give the Reds the OBP lead off man they have needed.

Except that when he moves to lead off, he stops hitting.

Solution: Cross out the number one on the lineup card. Substitute 2A and 2B.
Then hit Stubbs and Cozart in any order Dusty wants.

Or clone Votto and let him hit behind multiple players.

WrongVerb
07-24-2012, 11:13 PM
Cozart's stats for the year:

Batting 1st: .217 BA, OPS .619
Batting 2nd: .357 BA, OPS .987

So of course he is leading off again.

The #2 hitter has been hitting, for the most of the season, in front of the best hitter in baseball. Gotta figure that counts for something.

kaldaniels
07-24-2012, 11:13 PM
You know it's a rough night when you see Bill Bray throw a baseball on camera.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 11:14 PM
6-4 FC. Hit too slowly for a DP. 1st and 3rd.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 11:15 PM
Martinez hitting for Harrell

_Sir_Charles_
07-24-2012, 11:15 PM
Cards up 3-2

VR
07-24-2012, 11:15 PM
Is it just gameday, or is Leake getting squeezed here?

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 11:16 PM
Good job by Leake as Martinez grounds out back to Leake. 2-1 Astros after 7.

kaldaniels
07-24-2012, 11:17 PM
Is it just gameday, or is Leake getting squeezed here?

Calls looked good to me.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 11:17 PM
94 pitches for Leake

VR
07-24-2012, 11:17 PM
Excellent job by Leake to get out of it.....very nice.

alloverjr
07-24-2012, 11:17 PM
Is it just gameday, or is Leake getting squeezed here?

From what I've seen I think the zones been fair tonight.

Do the Reds get to face CoCo tonight?

redsfaninbsg
07-24-2012, 11:17 PM
Tie this thing up and turn it into a battle of the pens.

Tom Servo
07-24-2012, 11:18 PM
Do the Reds get to face CoCo tonight?
:pray:

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 11:18 PM
Wilton Lopez in to pitch

VR
07-24-2012, 11:18 PM
From what I've seen I think the zones been fair tonight.



Thanks

_Sir_Charles_
07-24-2012, 11:20 PM
4-2 now Cards over Dodgers.

_Sir_Charles_
07-24-2012, 11:20 PM
2nd walk for Jay

redsfaninbsg
07-24-2012, 11:20 PM
Good start.

WVRedsFan
07-24-2012, 11:21 PM
Think we'll see Ludwick this inning?

Jay walks.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 11:21 PM
Rolen singles to left. 1st and 2nd.

_Sir_Charles_
07-24-2012, 11:21 PM
RALLY CAPS!

redsfaninbsg
07-24-2012, 11:21 PM
Even better start

WVRedsFan
07-24-2012, 11:21 PM
Rolen first pitch hitting.

edabbs44
07-24-2012, 11:22 PM
Wilton Lopez in to pitch

Is that THE Wilton Lopez???

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 11:22 PM
Bad bunt attempt right back to the pitcher for a 1-5 FC.

mbgrayson
07-24-2012, 11:22 PM
Dusty, Dusty, Dusty......

I HATE BUNTS!

redsfaninbsg
07-24-2012, 11:23 PM
Unreal

WrongVerb
07-24-2012, 11:23 PM
I don't think I've seen a bunt with runners on 1st & 2nd work this year.

Tom Servo
07-24-2012, 11:23 PM
Would have let Paul do what he wanted there, he's had a good night.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 11:24 PM
Frazier strikes out swinging.

alloverjr
07-24-2012, 11:24 PM
Would have let Paul do what he wanted there, he's had a good night.

Think that's not a bad call just horrible execution.

_Sir_Charles_
07-24-2012, 11:24 PM
Heisey PH for Mes.

VR
07-24-2012, 11:24 PM
Mes...do you hear that? It's opportunity.

WVRedsFan
07-24-2012, 11:25 PM
Two on, no out. Pitcher having trouble. Bunt? One out. Frazier up and strikes out. Two out. What brilliance. Now you get the rookie, but no. It's Heisey.

_Sir_Charles_
07-24-2012, 11:25 PM
No. It's not.

WrongVerb
07-24-2012, 11:27 PM
I'd love to play poker one night against Baker. He's the type of guy who shoves all in with AK and expects to win every time.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 11:27 PM
Broken bat pop out to short. Big missed opportunity there. 2-1 Astros mid 8th.

Tom Servo
07-24-2012, 11:27 PM
damnit :(

VR
07-24-2012, 11:28 PM
Mes...do you hear that? It's opportunity.

Sorry Mes. It was actually Chris Heisey.

You're not going to get more starts when management would rather PH for you with a .701 OPS guy in a clutch situation.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 11:30 PM
Altuve singles to center.

Reds/Flyers Fan
07-24-2012, 11:31 PM
You probably don't hit Heisey for Grandal there ... Just sayin'

_Sir_Charles_
07-24-2012, 11:32 PM
8-2 Cards now. Ugh.

WVRedsFan
07-24-2012, 11:34 PM
Board is slow and crashing. Same as last night

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 11:34 PM
Cordero warming up

Hanigan nails the runner at 2nd.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 11:35 PM
Gonzalez strikes out swinging. 6 Ks for Leake.

mbgrayson
07-24-2012, 11:35 PM
8-2 Cards now. Ugh.

Kershaw hit Lance Berkman in the surgically repaired knee with a 94 mph fastball. Berkman is out of the game.

Boss-Hog
07-24-2012, 11:36 PM
Slow on my end, too. I don't know if it's due to high traffic or what it is...

alloverjr
07-24-2012, 11:36 PM
Board is slow and crashing. Same as last night

Randomly deleting posts too.

Brutus
07-24-2012, 11:36 PM
Though it doesn't appear as if the Reds will be able to win this (certainly not over, but only one crack left), Mike Leake certainly has done his part keeping them in striking distance.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 11:37 PM
Ground out to 1st. 2-1 Astros after 8.

Really good start by Leake. He deserves a win tonight.

Captain Hook
07-24-2012, 11:37 PM
I hope Cordero blows it!!!

WVRedsFan
07-24-2012, 11:38 PM
Though it doesn't appear as if the Reds will be able to win this (certainly not over, but only one crack left), Mike Leake certainly has done his part keeping them in striking distance.

Great performance for sure. ERA down to 4.12.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 11:38 PM
Cordero coming in:

Pinch hitter, Cozart and Stubbs due up

Kc61
07-24-2012, 11:39 PM
Big question for this game is what Paul would have done if he had been allowed to swing away.

Bunt with first and second is a tough play, force at any base, bunt has to be pretty good to succeed.

Ludwick up.

Reds/Flyers Fan
07-24-2012, 11:39 PM
Ground out to 1st. 2-1 Astros after 8.

Really good start by Leake. He deserves a win tonight.

And at least he doesn't deserve a loss.

Tom Servo
07-24-2012, 11:39 PM
I hope Cordero blows it!!!
Wouldn't be the first time.

redsfaninbsg
07-24-2012, 11:40 PM
Ludwick up now, if you insist on PHing why not Ludwick with men on?

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 11:40 PM
Ludwick flies out to left.

Captain Hook
07-24-2012, 11:40 PM
Wouldn't be the first time.

It's the first time I really hope it happens.

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 11:41 PM
Cozart singles to left.

kaldaniels
07-24-2012, 11:42 PM
Do-nothing Cozart gets a hit!

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 11:42 PM
Please tell me Stubbs is not bunting here.

_Sir_Charles_
07-24-2012, 11:42 PM
Kershaw hit Lance Berkman in the surgically repaired knee with a 94 mph fastball. Berkman is out of the game.

84 mph slider actually.

kaldaniels
07-24-2012, 11:42 PM
I'm foaming at the mouth. Nice to be on the other end of CoCo.

Kc61
07-24-2012, 11:43 PM
Please tell me Stubbs is not bunting here.

You want him to swing? LOL.

kaldaniels
07-24-2012, 11:43 PM
Boom!

_Sir_Charles_
07-24-2012, 11:43 PM
GO! GO! 2 run dinger! Stubbs! :jump:

redsfaninbsg
07-24-2012, 11:43 PM
Yes

WVRedsFan
07-24-2012, 11:43 PM
Drew!!!!!!!!

alloverjr
07-24-2012, 11:43 PM
Goodbeye!!! HR!!!

Reds Fanatic
07-24-2012, 11:43 PM
BOOM! Stubbs homers to left!!! 3-2

Degenerate39
07-24-2012, 11:43 PM
COCO!

alloverjr
07-24-2012, 11:43 PM
You want him to swing? LOL.

sure ;)

WrongVerb
07-24-2012, 11:43 PM
Who was that?!?

NJReds
07-24-2012, 11:43 PM
Yeah Stubbs. Warm up the Missile!

Virginia Beach Reds
07-24-2012, 11:44 PM
WOW.

Puig Your Red
07-24-2012, 11:44 PM
HELL YES!!!!

edabbs44
07-24-2012, 11:44 PM
I called it!!! In my head. Too lazy to post it. Yeah Drew!!

Tom Servo
07-24-2012, 11:44 PM
damn i had switched to Workaholics and missed it

bellhead
07-24-2012, 11:44 PM
2 RUN SHOT!!!!

Captain Hook
07-24-2012, 11:44 PM
Stubbs!!!:jump:

_Sir_Charles_
07-24-2012, 11:44 PM
Chapman warming

Kc61
07-24-2012, 11:44 PM
Nobody will believe me. I didn't post it. Call me names, I don't care.

I called that homer.

Yay for Stubbs.