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cumberlandreds
08-17-2012, 03:36 PM
Here's your lineups for tonights game.


1. David DeJesus (L) RF (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/split.cgi?id=dejesda01&year=Career&t=b)
2. Darwin Barney (R) 2B (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/split.cgi?id=barneda01&year=Career&t=b)
3. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/split.cgi?id=rizzoan01&year=Career&t=b)
4. Alfonso Soriano (R) LF (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/split.cgi?id=soriaal01&year=Career&t=b)
5. Starlin Castro (R) SS (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/split.cgi?id=castrst01&year=Career&t=b)
6. Luis Valbuena (L) 3B (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/split.cgi?id=valbulu01&year=Career&t=b)
7. Brett Jackson (L) CF (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/split.cgi?id=jacksbr01&year=Career&t=b)
8. Steve Clevenger (L) C (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/split.cgi?id=clevest01&year=Career&t=b)
9. Travis Wood (R) P (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/split.cgi?id=woodtr01&year=Career&t=b)

(http://www.baseballpress.com/lineup_team.php?team=CIN)1. Zack Cozart (R) SS (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/split.cgi?id=cozarza01&year=Career&t=b)
2. Drew Stubbs (R) CF (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/split.cgi?id=stubbdr01&year=Career&t=b)
3. Brandon Phillips (R) 2B (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/split.cgi?id=phillbr01&year=Career&t=b)
4. Ryan Ludwick (R) LF (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/split.cgi?id=ludwiry01&year=Career&t=b)
5. Jay Bruce (L) RF (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/split.cgi?id=bruceja01&year=Career&t=b)
6. Todd Frazier (R) 1B (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/split.cgi?id=frazito01&year=Career&t=b)
7. Scott Rolen (R) 3B (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/split.cgi?id=rolensc01&year=Career&t=b)
8. Ryan Hanigan (R) C (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/split.cgi?id=hanigry01&year=Career&t=b)
9. Bronson Arroyo (R) P (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/split.cgi?id=arroybr01&year=Career&t=b)

Homer Bailey
08-17-2012, 03:46 PM
Cubs have 4-5 pretty decent bats.

traderumor
08-17-2012, 04:24 PM
I predict an ugly night for Travis Wood. Just saw him last Saturday, and will likely not pitch his best game of the year tonight. And, we might need it with Arroyo on the hill.

WVRedsFan
08-17-2012, 04:29 PM
Well to be the contrarian, Travis did pretty well for four innings. I expect anohter dogfight with Bronson on the mound. If we get good Bronson, we're good. If not, just like last night, we struggle. Hope for the best.

traderumor
08-17-2012, 05:13 PM
Well to be the contrarian, Travis did pretty well for four innings. I expect anohter dogfight with Bronson on the mound. If we get good Bronson, we're good. If not, just like last night, we struggle. Hope for the best.My prediction is based on the fact he pitched well last week. It is very common to get lit up second time through when you face a team back to back. Same could go for Arroyo too, but he wasn't pitching as well as Wood was last time.

Just throwing it out there for those considering who to put their sawbuck on tonight. :)

mdccclxix
08-17-2012, 07:01 PM
Good to see Scotty back in the line up.

Gallen5862
08-17-2012, 07:15 PM
The game is on WGN tonight.

hebroncougar
08-17-2012, 07:16 PM
That's about as good a lineup and order as you can make with Votto on the shelf. Heck, even acknowledging Frazier in front of Rolen. Kudos Dusty.

The Operator
08-17-2012, 07:43 PM
I'm at the park for the gaame tonight so I might pop in occasionally.

Have a good game thread tonight guys!

_Sir_Charles_
08-17-2012, 07:44 PM
So it's set, Redmond will start the second game of the DH. Fay posted a small article about this. This one line just caught my eye. I love this.


Redmond was in the clubhouse Friday, which happened to be team picture day.
“He asked me if it was all right to be in the picture,” Reds manager Dusty Baker said. “I said, ‘Yeah, you’re on the team.’ You’re just not going to stay very long.”


That's totally got a little kid feel to it. "I'm actually in a big league clubhouse. Nobody's gonna believe me. Hey! Can I be in the picture too?!?" :O)

http://cincinnati.com/blogs/reds/2012/08/17/redmond-will-actually-pitch-this-time/

BCubb2003
08-17-2012, 07:45 PM
It's not like the Reds haven't seen Travis Wood enough.

Tom Servo
08-17-2012, 08:01 PM
Oh dear god, a George Grande and Jeff Brantley announce duo.

mbgrayson
08-17-2012, 08:03 PM
Oh dear god, a George Grande and Jeff Brantley announce duo.

Fire up the radio....

mbgrayson
08-17-2012, 08:04 PM
In 2012, Wood has already given up 18 HRs, and Arroyo 20. How many tonight?

I'll guess five; Three for the Reds, two for the Cubs.

powersackers
08-17-2012, 08:14 PM
In 2012, Wood has already given up 18 HRs, and Arroyo 20. How many tonight?

I'll guess five; Three for the Reds, two for the Cubs.

Ya I say 4 and 3.

Tom Servo
08-17-2012, 08:14 PM
Heisey-esque play by Stubbs in center.

BCubb2003
08-17-2012, 08:15 PM
That's going to affect Stubbs' zone rating.

Tom Servo
08-17-2012, 08:16 PM
here we go. Now Soriano walks.

RedsfaninMT
08-17-2012, 08:17 PM
That's a fair ball? How much has he had to drink?

RedsfaninMT
08-17-2012, 08:19 PM
Thank God for the cubbies!

mbgrayson
08-17-2012, 08:19 PM
Cubs 1st:

DeJesus flies out to left.
Barney grounds out to Cozart.
Rizzo lines one to Stubbs, who broke the wrong way, and drops it off his his glove, E-8.
Soriano walks.
Castro singles to right, Soriano over-runs 2nd, Rizzo out at home.

Arroyo at 19 pitches.

After half an inning, Cubs 0, Reds coming up.

Tom Servo
08-17-2012, 08:19 PM
Cubs run into outs to help Bronson escape. Great throw by Bruce.

Big Klu
08-17-2012, 08:23 PM
Cubs have 4-5 pretty decent bats.

The Cubs are just a bad MLB team, as opposed to the Astros,who would be relegated to the PCL if baseball operated in the same way as the English Premier League.

Tom Servo
08-17-2012, 08:26 PM
Vintage Cubs

mbgrayson
08-17-2012, 08:32 PM
Reds 1st:

Cozart Ks swinging.
Stubbs singles past Valbuena and off Castro's glove.
Phillips flies out to short center field.
With Ludwick batting, Wood throws one to 1st and throws it away, Stubbs to 2nd. E-1.
Ludwick flies out to right.

Wood at 21 pitches.

After 1 innings, Reds 0, Cubs 0.

Tom Servo
08-17-2012, 08:35 PM
There's #1 off of Bronson.

mbgrayson
08-17-2012, 08:43 PM
Cubs 2nd:

Valbuena HRs to right.
Jackson lines out to Bruce.
Clevenger walks.
Wood Ks swinging.
DeJesus grounds out to Frazier at 1st.

Arroyo at 41 pitches, 23 strikes.

Middle of the 2nd, Cubs 1, Reds 0.

Tom Servo
08-17-2012, 08:50 PM
lol cubs!

mbgrayson
08-17-2012, 08:53 PM
Reds 2nd:

Bruce flies out to center.
Frazier grounds a single up the middle.
Rolen lines out down the right field line to DeJesus.
With Hanigan batting, Frazier steals 2nd.
Hanigan grounds to 1st, Rizzo bobbles, throws to 1st, Wood can't get it, Hanigan safe, and Frazier scores. E-1. Cubby badness.....
Arroyo Ks swinging.

Wood at 38 pitches, 28 strikes.

After 2 innings, Reds 1, Cubs 1.

mbgrayson
08-17-2012, 08:59 PM
Cubs 3rd:

Barney grounds out sharply to Rolen at 3rd. Nice play Rolen.
Rizzo grounds out to Rolen in the shortstop slot with the shift.
Soriano lines out to Ludwick on the 1st pitch.

Arroyo at 48 pitches, 29 strikes. (7 pitch inning for Bronson!)

Mid 3rd, Reds 1, Cubs 1.

Tom Servo
08-17-2012, 08:59 PM
More of that, please.

Tom Servo
08-17-2012, 09:01 PM
Castro's got mad hops.

mbgrayson
08-17-2012, 09:04 PM
Reds 3rd:

Cozart lines out to Castro.
Stubbs Ks looking.
Phillips pops out to 2nd.

Wood at 47 pitches, 35 strikes.

Reds 1, Cubs 1 after 3 innings.

Tom Servo
08-17-2012, 09:17 PM
ugh this sucks

Red in Chicago
08-17-2012, 09:18 PM
Wake up Bronson. This is the Cubs. We need this game, since most double headers end up in splits.

dsmith421
08-17-2012, 09:18 PM
Arroyo gives up a hit to a guy hitting .150, throws a wild pitch, walks Steve Clevenger, and then gives up an RBI single to the pitcher. 3-1 Cubs.

He's got absolutely nothing tonight.

BCubb2003
08-17-2012, 09:19 PM
The Cubs have the Reds playing their game.

Tom Servo
08-17-2012, 09:19 PM
Arroyo gives up a hit to a guy hitting .150, throws a wild pitch, walks Steve Clevenger, and then gives up an RBI single to the pitcher. 3-1 Cubs.

He's got absolutely nothing tonight.
In fairness, he K'ed Clevenger on 3-2 and the ump didn't give him the call. Still disappointing outing so far.

mbgrayson
08-17-2012, 09:20 PM
Cubs 4th:

Castro grounds a single up the middle past a diving Phillips.
Valbuena flies out to Ludwick.
Jackson singles on a line drive off Phillips, Castro (who was running on the pitch) to third.
With Clevenger batting, Castro scores a wild pitch, Jackson to 2nd.
Clevenger walks.
Wood singles up the middle, Jackson safe at home, Clevenger to third, Wood out at 2nd.
DeJesus lines out hard to Bruce.

Arroyo at 72 pitches, 43 strikes.

Middle of the 4th, Reds 1, Cubs 3.

Tom Servo
08-17-2012, 09:23 PM
Ludwick! :jump:

Virginia Beach Reds
08-17-2012, 09:24 PM
any intent on the Bruce HBP? I think there might be!

Tom Servo
08-17-2012, 09:25 PM
any intent on the Bruce HBP? I think there might be!
GG and Brantley think so. Seems kinda cold blooded to do that to a former teammate.

Tom Servo
08-17-2012, 09:27 PM
DatDudeNJ! 4-3 Reds! :jump:

Red in Chicago
08-17-2012, 09:27 PM
Now that's the way you come back

Virginia Beach Reds
08-17-2012, 09:27 PM
GG and Brantley think so. Seems kinda cold blooded to do that to a former teammate.

Bruce looked in his direction on his run to first. Frazier makes him pay. Travis Wood isn't good enough to give payback pitches on batter after homeruns.

Big Klu
08-17-2012, 09:35 PM
GG and Brantley think so. Seems kinda cold blooded to do that to a former teammate.

If George thinks it was intentional, then that's all I need to know. George would never say that unless it was pretty obvious.

Big Klu
08-17-2012, 09:37 PM
DoubleEarFlap teeing off on Wood now!

Tom Servo
08-17-2012, 09:37 PM
5-3 Reds on back to back 2 out doubles by Arroyo and Cozart.

Tom Servo
08-17-2012, 09:38 PM
Stubbs triples!

6-3 Reds!

mbgrayson
08-17-2012, 09:40 PM
Reds 4th:

Ludwick hammers a low fast ball 425 feet into the left field seats, HR #23.
Bruce hit by a 88 mph fastball in the ribs.
Frazier hits #16, a 410 foot HR into the left fields seats! Reds take the lead back, 4 to 3.
Rolen in a 10 pitch AB, singles up the middle.
Hanigan grounds into a 6-4-3 doubleplay.
Arroyo doubles off the left-center field wall.
Cozart doubles off Valbuena's glove into the left field corner, Arroyo scores.
Stubbs pounds a triple down the right field line, Cozart scores.
Phillips grounds out to Castro.

Wood at 82 pitches, 59 strikes.

After 4 innings, Reds 6, Cubs 3.

wally post
08-17-2012, 09:41 PM
That was the most fun inning I've seen this year.

KittyDuran
08-17-2012, 09:41 PM
This is pic is so sad... Go to Meijer and get a cheap Reds t-shirt before you come to GABP!
6242

Big Klu
08-17-2012, 09:41 PM
Stubbs triples!

6-3 Reds!

Unreal speed. I would love to be able to run like that just one time.

Virginia Beach Reds
08-17-2012, 09:42 PM
Wood is likely rethinking that HBP to the ribs of Bruce. Plus, he gets to enjoy one his players enjoy the pain. Mediocre pitchers who feel the need to do this in a one run game, after giving up a long ball astound me. It's not like the Cubs are going anywhere fast. Wonder what Bruce did to him?

Virginia Beach Reds
08-17-2012, 09:43 PM
This is pic is so sad... Go to Meijer and get a cheap Reds t-shirt before you come to GABP!
6242

That hurts my eyes!

Degenerate39
08-17-2012, 09:48 PM
George: He doesn't a stolen base in game one. He has a stolen base in game one.

Red in Chicago
08-17-2012, 09:48 PM
The Cub announcer is relentlessly talking about the Reds ballpark. Enough already

BCubb2003
08-17-2012, 09:48 PM
It's odd to hear Cubs announcers complain about the effects of a ballpark.

Degenerate39
08-17-2012, 09:49 PM
Unreal speed. I would love to be able to run like that just one time.

I can't wait to see Stubbs and Hamilton on the big team together.

Kc61
08-17-2012, 09:49 PM
Pirates Cards scoreless middle three.

mbgrayson
08-17-2012, 09:49 PM
Cubs 5th:

Barney flies out to Ludwick.
Rizzo grounds one past Cozart for a single.
Soriano Ks swinging on a nice curveball.
Castro flies out to right.

Arroyo at 87 pitches, 53 strikes.

Middle of the 5th, Reds 6, Cubs 3.

BCubb2003
08-17-2012, 09:50 PM
Pirates Cards scoreless middle three.

Can they both lose?

mbgrayson
08-17-2012, 09:51 PM
Can they both lose?

21 inning game, 1 to 0 final, doesn't matter who wins.

Tom Servo
08-17-2012, 09:53 PM
The Cub announcer is relentlessly talking about the Reds ballpark. Enough already


It's odd to hear Cubs announcers complain about the effects of a ballpark.
I'm so tired of hearing announcers make those excuses. Say what you will about the Reds announcers but they don't whine or harp on the park effects in a place like PETCO.

KittyDuran
08-17-2012, 09:53 PM
Cubs bullpen...6243

Tom Servo
08-17-2012, 09:53 PM
Bruce! :jump:

7-3 Reds

Degenerate39
08-17-2012, 09:54 PM
What did George say when Bruce hit that lol

Tom Servo
08-17-2012, 09:54 PM
What did George say when Bruce hit that lol
"You hit me, I hit you"

edabbs44
08-17-2012, 09:54 PM
Sean Marshall: 14 runs allowed in 2012
Travis Wood: 7 runs allowed in 4 1/3 innings tonight

KittyDuran
08-17-2012, 09:55 PM
Whoever is #28 Is warming up for the Cubs...

Kc61
08-17-2012, 09:56 PM
Can they both lose?

If the Astros were playing the Rockies this year, they could both lose.

BCubb2003
08-17-2012, 09:56 PM
I'm so tired of hearing announcers make those excuses. Say what you will about the Reds announcers but they don't whine or harp on the park effects in a place like PETCO.

And there's no more intrusive ballpark than Wrigley.

Tom Servo
08-17-2012, 09:57 PM
Whoever is #28 Is warming up for the Cubs...
Michael "Leatherpants" Bowden

mbgrayson
08-17-2012, 09:57 PM
Reds 5th:

Ludwick squibs one back to Woods, out.
Bruce lines HR #25 to right.
Frazier bounces out to Wood.
Rolen grounds out to short.

Wood at 97 pitches, 69 strikes.

After 5 innings, Reds 7, Cubs 3.

Brutus
08-17-2012, 09:58 PM
I predict an ugly night for Travis Wood. Just saw him last Saturday, and will likely not pitch his best game of the year tonight. And, we might need it with Arroyo on the hill.

You were definitely correct about that...

Tom Servo
08-17-2012, 10:04 PM
Pirates take a 1-0 on an error. Still have the bases loaded with no outs.

mbgrayson
08-17-2012, 10:07 PM
Cubs 6th:

Valbuena lines a double down the right field line.
Jackson Ks looking at a high sinker.
Clevenger bounces out to Phillips, Valbuena to 3rd.
LaHair (batting for Wood) flies out to Ludwick.

Arroyo at 103 pitches, 63 strikes.

Middle of the 6th, Reds 7, Cubs 3.

Kc61
08-17-2012, 10:08 PM
Pirates got 2 to leaad 2-0 against Cards. Bottom four. Could have been more, bases were loaded no outs. Double play ended inning.

Big Klu
08-17-2012, 10:09 PM
Congratulations to Jay Bruce, who has tied Reggie Sanders for 19th 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 - 137
17. Dan Driessen - 133
17. Joey Votto - 133
19. Reggie Sanders - 125
19. Jay Bruce - 125
21. Ernie Lombardi - 120
22. Sean Casey - 118
23. Frank McCormick - 110
24. Dave Parker - 107
25. Chris Sabo - 104
26. Dave Concepcion - 101

Kc61
08-17-2012, 10:11 PM
Is Broxton available? He was hurting recently and hasn't pitched forever.

If Reds have a big lead toward the end, wouldn't be surprised to see big Jon tonight.

mbgrayson
08-17-2012, 10:14 PM
Reds 6th: Michael Bowden now pitching for the Cubbies.

Hanigan grounds out to a diving Barney at 2nd.
Arroyo flies out to center on the 1st pitch.
Cozart grounds out to short.

Bowden at 10 pitches, 7 strikes.

After 6 innings, Red 7, Cubs 3.

klw
08-17-2012, 10:16 PM
Reds up 4, Arroyo at 103 pitches, rested pen, Arroyo not exactly mowing them down but he hits for himself, top of lineup coming up. Wow. He better be on a short leash.

I know there is a doubleheader coming up but wow.

WVRedsFan
08-17-2012, 10:18 PM
Great play

Kc61
08-17-2012, 10:20 PM
Great play

Yeah, great play, but Reds are lucky two guys aren't on base. Middle of the order up, would seem a decent time to get someone ready.

Now another hit. Two on, one out, big hitters coming up.

Here comes Dusty.

RedlegJake
08-17-2012, 10:20 PM
You know that Barney kid ain't a bad player - if he had a bit better stick he'd be something

Tom Servo
08-17-2012, 10:21 PM
Don't really feel comfortable here with the way the Cubs touched up our bullpen last week. Hopefully GABP plays more in their favor than Wrigley did that day.

Kc61
08-17-2012, 10:21 PM
Gameday reports Arredondo coming in.

Once Reds clear Soriano and Castro, I'd look for Marshall and Chapman.

RedlegJake
08-17-2012, 10:22 PM
really wish Bronson coulda gone this inning but it looked like he was gassed pretty much - Dusty moved just in time

Tom Servo
08-17-2012, 10:23 PM
Don't call my name, don't call my name - Arredondo

Big Klu
08-17-2012, 10:24 PM
With a doubleheader tomorrow, it would behoove the Reds to get through this game with as little bullpen activity as possible.

Kc61
08-17-2012, 10:26 PM
With a doubleheader tomorrow, it would behoove the Reds to get through this game with as little bullpen activity as possible.

Real problem is that Lecure and Broxton have been hurt. Neither has pitched in a long while.

Nice job by Jose.

Big Klu
08-17-2012, 10:27 PM
Real problem is that Lecure and Broxton have been hurt. Neither has pitched in a long while.

Nice job by Jose.

Hadn't heard anything about that. What kind of injuries, and when did they happen?

WVRedsFan
08-17-2012, 10:28 PM
Real problem is that Lecure and Broxton have been hurt. Neither has pitched in a long while.

Nice job by Jose.
Whoa. Missed that. How are they hurt?

RedlegJake
08-17-2012, 10:28 PM
Ideal tomorrow would be 8 by Johnny in game 1 with the door slammer by Chapman and the rest of the staff for game 2

OesterPoster
08-17-2012, 10:28 PM
Whoa. Missed that. How are they hurt?

Both have the dreaded "sore shoulder".

RedlegJake
08-17-2012, 10:29 PM
Whoa. Missed that. How are they hurt?

Sore shoulder for LeCure and some tightness/tiredness for Broxton

Kc61
08-17-2012, 10:30 PM
I read that Lecure was pronounced ready.

Haven't read anything about Broxton's status except he was experiencing whatever.

WVRedsFan
08-17-2012, 10:30 PM
I always thought that LeCure was an arm injury waiting to happen. As for Brox, wonder if we got damaged goods?

RedlegJake
08-17-2012, 10:30 PM
I don;t think so - remember he's just off arm surgery

Tom Servo
08-17-2012, 10:31 PM
I'm with Grande and Brantley; BP could use a day off.

RedlegJake
08-17-2012, 10:31 PM
They said he's pitched more often here as setup and may be a bit tender - not as often used in KC as closer

Kc61
08-17-2012, 10:31 PM
I always thought that LeCure was an arm injury waiting to happen. As for Brox, wonder if we got damaged goods?

LeCure is an injury that DOES happen every year. In the minors and the majors, he tends to miss some time every year.

This time, it sounds like he dodged the bullet and is ready.

As for Brox, he looked good his first couple times out for the Reds, then looked bad. Don't know what his story is.

mbgrayson
08-17-2012, 10:33 PM
Cubs 7th:

DeJesus grounds out to Arroyo.
Barney lines a single to center.
Rizzo lines a single to left.
Dusty has seen enough, Arredondo in for Arroyo.
Soriano flies out to Jay Bruce.
Castro grounds into a force at 2nd.

Reds 7, Cuns 3 in the middle of hte 7th.

Tom Servo
08-17-2012, 10:33 PM
Ludwick just misses #24, and gets thrown out at 2nd.

Kc61
08-17-2012, 10:33 PM
Ludwick hits it off the wall, Soriano throws him out at second. Still 7-3 Reds.

WVRedsFan
08-17-2012, 10:33 PM
Ludwick continues to rake. Just was the victim of a good throw.

AmarilloRed
08-17-2012, 10:33 PM
A very good throw to get him at second.

RedlegJake
08-17-2012, 10:34 PM
I don't think Broxton even warmed up too much too many times a week in KC - they had a lot of long losing streaks remember where a closer doesn't even sniff action - here he was warming up nearly every day. Add to that its getting later in the season after surgery. Probably a combination. I'm less worried about him if they give him some rest.

mbgrayson
08-17-2012, 10:34 PM
Reds 7th:

Stiubbs grounds out to third on the 1st pitch.
Phillips grounds out to thrid.
Ludwick singles off the wall inleft, Soriano throws him out at 2nd.

Bowden at 18 pitches, 13 strikes.

After 7, Reds 7, Cubs 3.

Kc61
08-17-2012, 10:35 PM
Here's Broxton. Let's see what he's got.

Tom Servo
08-17-2012, 10:35 PM
Here's the Guns of Broxton.

kaldaniels
08-17-2012, 10:35 PM
I'm late but I see Wood plunked Bruce. What is your guys take on Wood, do you think he's a punk?

KittyDuran
08-17-2012, 10:35 PM
Dad with a Pokey Reese jersey, son with a Soriano jersey... hmmm...

Kc61
08-17-2012, 10:36 PM
Lefty part of the order to face Broxton. Hope it works out. Seems to be throwing ok to start things off.

WMR
08-17-2012, 10:36 PM
Dad with a Pokey Reese jersey, son with a Soriano jersey... hmmm...

Are there many scrub fans infesting GABP considering the pathetic nature of their season?

Tom Servo
08-17-2012, 10:37 PM
I'm late but I see Wood plunked Bruce. What is your guys take on Wood, do you think he's a punk?
I'm not really one to declare guys 'punks' but it was definitely a move of questionable integrity, and definitely lacking in intelligence. The thing that gets me is that Bruce is a former teammate.

OesterPoster
08-17-2012, 10:37 PM
I'm late but I see Wood plunked Bruce. What is your guys take on Wood, do you think he's a punk?

Based on the losers from Arkansas who stayed in the condo next to us in Destin last year...then yes. That's my broad paint brush though. :D

Tom Servo
08-17-2012, 10:38 PM
Not a lucky start here for Broxton. Hopefully it's not a repeat of the Milwaukee game where he got bleeders and blooped to death.

Brutus
08-17-2012, 10:38 PM
I'm not really one to declare guys 'punks' but it was definitely a move of questionable integrity, and definitely lacking in intelligence. The thing that gets me is that Bruce is a former teammate.

I still haven't got caught up to that... what happened to make everyone think it was intentional?

Kc61
08-17-2012, 10:39 PM
Not a lucky start here for Broxton. Hopefully it's not a repeat of the Milwaukee game where he got bleeders and blooped to death.

Agree. He seems to be throwing ok, no sign of injury. Still, we need outs.

OesterPoster
08-17-2012, 10:39 PM
I still haven't got caught up to that... what happened to make everyone think it was intentional?

Brantley thought it was, and George agreed with him. Considering how "golly gosh" George can be, I think we all took him for his word.

BCubb2003
08-17-2012, 10:39 PM
Travis Wood had a reputation for being low-key and poised as a Red.

Kc61
08-17-2012, 10:40 PM
There's a K for Brox.

kaldaniels
08-17-2012, 10:40 PM
Don't take this too seriously but it always seems like some of Woods pictures on MLB.com and the like show a man projecting himself to be tougher than he really is. Again, that's just my first impression when I see some of his pictures.

KittyDuran
08-17-2012, 10:40 PM
Are there many scrub fans infesting GABP considering the pathetic nature of their season?

Not as many as in previous years, but it's only Friday. Better judge will be tomorrow's DB and Sunday's day game.

Brutus
08-17-2012, 10:41 PM
Brantley thought it was, and George agreed with him. Considering how "golly gosh" George can be, I think we all took him for his word.

Thanks. I did see they were thinking it was intentional, I just wasn't sure if there's a backstory that anyone is aware of as to why they thought that.

Kc61
08-17-2012, 10:42 PM
Double, second and third for Brox. Another lefty coming up. Price coming out.

If Brox gives up one more hit, he's got to come out.

Tom Servo
08-17-2012, 10:42 PM
If Brox gives up one more hit, he's got to come out.
Agreed.

Kc61
08-17-2012, 10:44 PM
Another K for Brox. Let's get the next guy.

DeJesus, tough hitter.

Kc61
08-17-2012, 10:46 PM
Brox is throwing a lot of hard stuff now. 1-2 on DeJesus.

Tom Servo
08-17-2012, 10:47 PM
nice job Brox :beerme:

Kc61
08-17-2012, 10:47 PM
Brox makes the play and gets DeJesus.

Red in Chicago
08-17-2012, 10:47 PM
Nice fielding by B

mbgrayson
08-17-2012, 10:47 PM
Cubs 8th, Broxton on to pitch for the Reds.

Valbuena singles through the SS-3rd hole.
Jackson Ks swinging at a 94 mph fastball.
Clevenger lines the first pitch down the left field line for a double, Valbuena to 3rd.
Adrian Cardenas (pinch hitting for Bowden) Ks swinging on a 96 mph fastabll.
DeJesus zings one up the middle, Broxton snares it, out at 1st.

Broxton at 18 pitches, 14 strikes.

Middle of the 8th, Reds 7, Cubs 3.

BCubb2003
08-17-2012, 10:48 PM
Broxton takes up a lot of space in the middle of the diamond.

RedlegJake
08-17-2012, 10:50 PM
If his arm was tired he appears to have enough rest now - he was hitting 95 and I think 96 on one pitch, take away that seeing eye single and it was really a good inning

WVRedsFan
08-17-2012, 10:50 PM
Broxton takes up a lot of space in the middle of the diamond.

Sounds like a linebacker

Kc61
08-17-2012, 10:52 PM
End of 6, Pirates lead Cards 2-0.

Red in Chicago
08-17-2012, 10:52 PM
Why is Chappy up?

Brutus
08-17-2012, 10:53 PM
Why is Chappy up?

It might just be to get some light work in.

Kc61
08-17-2012, 10:53 PM
Why is Chappy up?

Could be that he didn't pitch last three games, at least. Didn't pitch in Mets series at all. Maybe Dusty wants to keep him active.

paulrichjr
08-17-2012, 10:53 PM
Why is Chapman warming up with a 4 run lead?

KittyDuran
08-17-2012, 10:53 PM
Oooooo... It's the Wave...

RedlegJake
08-17-2012, 10:54 PM
Yep. You can only use him once tomorrow anyway. Might as well use him tonight since he hasn't worked in forever.

mbgrayson
08-17-2012, 10:54 PM
Reds 8th: Alberto Cabrera pitching for the Cubs.

Bruce grounds past the pitcher, Barney scoops it to 1st just in time.
Frazier Ks swinging.
Rolen Ks swinging.

Cabrera at 10 pitches, 7 strikes.

After 8 innings, Reds 7, Cubs 3.

Tom Servo
08-17-2012, 10:54 PM
My guess is that LeCure would probably be coming in here if not for his soreness.

Red in Chicago
08-17-2012, 10:54 PM
Could be that he didn't pitch last three games, at least. Didn't pitch in Mets series at all. Maybe Dusty wants to keep him active.

Ah, didn't realize it had been so long.

KittyDuran
08-17-2012, 10:55 PM
Here comes Chappy and the crowd goes wild!

Kc61
08-17-2012, 10:56 PM
I thought Brox threw real well tonight. When he got in trouble, he started to throw hard and struck a guy out. He's not Chapman, but good to see him throwing hard.

Chapman in, hasn't pitched in five days.

Brutus
08-17-2012, 10:57 PM
Closers don't pitch with a 4-run lead unless the bases are loaded, dude.

RedlegJake
08-17-2012, 10:58 PM
Closers don't pitch with a 4-run lead unless the bases are loaded, dude.

But you are forgetting another Dusty corollary - you gotta keep 'em fresh and in the game

BCubb2003
08-17-2012, 10:59 PM
Chapman pitching to contact.

Tom Servo
08-17-2012, 10:59 PM
easy


We're good again! :beerme:

mbgrayson
08-17-2012, 11:00 PM
Cubs 9th, Chapman in to pitch for the Redlegs.

Barney bounces out to Cozart at short.
Rizzo bounces the 1st pitch to Frazier at 1st.
Soriano grounds out to Rolen

Chapman at 7 pitches, 4 strikes. (No Ks!)

And this one belongs to the Reds, 7 to 3.

OesterPoster
08-17-2012, 11:00 PM
Least dominating performance by Chapman in a victory this year. :)

_Sir_Charles_
08-17-2012, 11:00 PM
And this one belongs to the Reds. Fun game.

Odd ending though...Chapman, non-save situation AND no k's. I'll take it though. :O)

Brutus
08-17-2012, 11:00 PM
But you are forgetting another Dusty corollary - you gotta keep 'em fresh and in the game

Haha it's all good. I completely get why he'd use Chapman there, I just figured I'd have some fun with it.

The Cubs didn't want to make him work very hard, thankfully.

Kc61
08-17-2012, 11:01 PM
Actually a big win. Now Cueto and Latos, with Redmond in between.

WVRedsFan
08-17-2012, 11:01 PM
Now if the Bucs and Cards would tie...

Great game and I actually got to watch it! Please tell me that George will be gone after Sunday. Is Thommy sick or something?

mbgrayson
08-17-2012, 11:01 PM
Magic number is now 38 for the Pirates, 37 for the Cards.

OesterPoster
08-17-2012, 11:01 PM
FYI...Billy Hamilton leads off the top of the 6th for Pensacola in 10 minutes or so if you want to head over to the Minor League Forum.

Kc61
08-17-2012, 11:02 PM
Now if the Bucs and Cards would tie...

Great game and I actually got to watch it! Please tell me that George will be gone after Sunday. Is Thommy sick or something?

Thom is doing NFL tonight on national TV.

OesterPoster
08-17-2012, 11:02 PM
Now if the Bucs and Cards would tie...

Great game and I actually got to watch it! Please tell me that George will be gone after Sunday. Is Thommy sick or something?

NFL games.

_Sir_Charles_
08-17-2012, 11:03 PM
I still haven't got caught up to that... what happened to make everyone think it was intentional?

2nd pitch right after a dinger, fastball right in the ribs. I'm sure it's possible it was just a bad pitch...but if it was, that's some pretty crummy timing for it.

The thing I'm wanting to go back and look at is whether or not Ludwick did anything to show up Wood on his HR trot or something. Anybody notice anything out of the ordinary?

~edit~ Just went back and re-looked at it, I sure didn't see anything "hot dog'ish" about anything. Either just a bad pitch, or an intentional plunking. Regardless of which it was, the Reds responded EXACTLY they way they should. On the scoreboard.

RichRed
08-17-2012, 11:05 PM
Please tell me someone else heard George say "Well, Soriano got wood" on that last out.

Tom Servo
08-17-2012, 11:07 PM
Please tell me someone else heard George say "Well, Soriano got wood" on that last out.
lol yes.



I swear Frazier's voice sounds familiar, but I can't think of who it reminds me of.

WVRedsFan
08-17-2012, 11:51 PM
He sounds like "The Voice"

Wonder if he can sing?

Matt700wlw
08-18-2012, 12:48 AM
lol yes.



I swear Frazier's voice sounds familiar, but I can't think of who it reminds me of.

Peyton Manning?

Big Klu
08-18-2012, 01:50 AM
Sounds like a linebacker

At 6'4" and 300 lbs., Broxton sounds more like an offensive lineman. He already has the uniform number for it, too.



Now if the Bucs and Cards would tie...

Great game and I actually got to watch it! Please tell me that George will be gone after Sunday. Is Thommy sick or something?

George has been OK this week, which supports my theory that Reds' fans tolerance level of GG varies directly with the success of the club.

traderumor
08-18-2012, 08:53 AM
You were definitely correct about that...In honor of Elvis night, "thank you, thank you very much."

I was getting nervous about that prediction after 3 though.

traderumor
08-18-2012, 08:56 AM
Oh dear god, a George Grande and Jeff Brantley announce duo.Lol. Hey at least it isn't Brantley on the radio. I seldom have to listen to the radio broadcast, but he is clearly the worst play by play announcer I have ever listened to. Our local guys do high school basketball better than he describes a ball game. Its a travesty. I never know if something good or bad has just happened. At least on TV, you can see the play, on radio, you're dependent on a Forrest Gump call of each play.

Sea Ray
08-18-2012, 09:49 AM
At 6'4" and 300 lbs., Broxton sounds more like an offensive lineman. He already has the uniform number for it, too.




George has been OK this week, which supports my theory that Reds' fans tolerance level of GG varies directly with the success of the club.

Where's Marty? Does he really need more time off?

traderumor
08-18-2012, 10:43 AM
Where's Marty? Does he really need more time off?He's still in the newlywed stage with his new bride. He'll be back when the Viagra runs out.

Big Klu
08-18-2012, 11:38 AM
2nd pitch right after a dinger, fastball right in the ribs. I'm sure it's possible it was just a bad pitch...but if it was, that's some pretty crummy timing for it.

The thing I'm wanting to go back and look at is whether or not Ludwick did anything to show up Wood on his HR trot or something. Anybody notice anything out of the ordinary?

~edit~ Just went back and re-looked at it, I sure didn't see anything "hot dog'ish" about anything. Either just a bad pitch, or an intentional plunking. Regardless of which it was, the Reds responded EXACTLY they way they should. On the scoreboard.

Ludwick is a Scott Rolen disciple. His home run trot is quick-paced and done in a way so as to not show up the pitcher.

KittyDuran
08-18-2012, 12:52 PM
He's still in the newlywed stage with his new bride. He'll be back when the Viagra runs out.
You know TR this day was going pretty good until I saw this ^^^^ :runawaycry: ;)