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The Operator
08-18-2012, 10:15 AM
Still down in Cincy, I'm taking in every game this series.

True story - zwe were ridig down in our elevator at the Hyatt and in stepped none other than George Grande! What a nice guy too.

Go Reds!

traderumor
08-18-2012, 10:41 AM
Still down in Cincy, I'm taking in every game this series.

True story - zwe were ridig down in our elevator at the Hyatt and in stepped none other than George Grande! What a nice guy too.

Go Reds!"Hidey ho, neighbor. Think we'll be on the smiling side of the scoreboard today? I hope the Beaumont Bomber does it again. But boy, those Cubs sure will try their gosh darn hardest to make it really tough for the Reds, you can bet on that. Not that I want you to bet on baseball or anything. There's just no quit in those guys."

dsmith421
08-18-2012, 12:32 PM
Fresh off the presses:

Cozart
Heisey CF
Phillips
Bruce
Frazier 3B
Paul LF
Cairo 1B
Hanigan
Cueto

Boy am I sick of seeing Miguel Cairo playing first. He must have the intangibles of Mother Theresa, because I think she outhits him.

KittyDuran
08-18-2012, 12:55 PM
Not going to this game but tonight for the Redmond special. Based on this lineup I'm looking at Rolen (3rd) and Frazier (1st) tonight?

dsmith421
08-18-2012, 12:58 PM
Not going to this game but tonight for the Redmond special. Based on this lineup I'm looking at Rolen (3rd) and Frazier (1st) tonight?

Probably a safe assumption - guessing Dusty will play the A-team tonight knowing we may need lots of runs.

KittyDuran
08-18-2012, 01:22 PM
"Hidey ho, neighbor. Think we'll be on the smiling side of the scoreboard today? I hope the Beaumont Bomber does it again. But boy, those Cubs sure will try their gosh darn hardest to make it really tough for the Reds, you can bet on that. Not that I want you to bet on baseball or anything. There's just no quit in those guys."Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery...Charles Caleb Colton ;)

cumberlandreds
08-18-2012, 01:25 PM
Here is your little Bears lineup for the 1st game.

1. David DeJesus (L) RF

2. Josh Vitters (R) 3B

3. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B

4. Alfonso Soriano (R) LF

5. Starlin Castro (R) SS

6. Welington Castillo (R) C

7. Brett Jackson (L) CF

8. Darwin Barney (R) 2B

9. Jeff Samardzija (R) P

Degenerate39
08-18-2012, 01:32 PM
Will game 2 be on TV?

RedsMan3203
08-18-2012, 01:33 PM
Yes. From what I saw they'll be on the whole night. (Probably with a break between games)

Kc61
08-18-2012, 01:35 PM
Righty pitches for the Cubs in the day game, lefty in the night game. That's why Stubbs plays the night game (Heisey in) and that's why XMan plays the day game.

Rolen sits because day game after night game, I guess, although that same night/day situation happens tomorrow again. With Cueto's ground ball tendencies, Scott arguably should have played game 1.

Guessing night game will be Mesoraco, Frazier (1B), Phillips, Valdez (SS), Rolen, Ludwick, Stubbs, Bruce.

Kc61
08-18-2012, 02:11 PM
HBP leads off game on 0-2 pitch.

Vitters hitting second flies to Paul. DeJesus holds at first.

Gizmo
08-18-2012, 02:13 PM
Will game 2 be on TV?

Looks like WGN is carrying it, at least here in MD.

BCubb2003
08-18-2012, 02:15 PM
Would you rather have your A squad with your A pitcher and lock down one game, or split them and make it a little harder in both games?

Kc61
08-18-2012, 02:15 PM
Rizzo up, one on one out, Cueto goes up 0-2 third batter in a row.

Rizzo Ks. Two down.

elfmanvt07
08-18-2012, 02:18 PM
I thought Cueto picked him off.

Kc61
08-18-2012, 02:18 PM
Near pick off of DeJesus, count goes 2-2 on Soriano, ball three just off the plate.

Long homer two zip Cubs.

OnBaseMachine
08-18-2012, 02:19 PM
Fastball right down the middle. Bounce a slider up there and Soriano swings at it.

elfmanvt07
08-18-2012, 02:20 PM
Fastball right down the middle. Bounce a slider up there and Soriano swings at it.

Why do you throw heat to Soriano there?

DGullett35
08-18-2012, 02:20 PM
Good thing is that will probably be all Cueto gives up.

Kc61
08-18-2012, 02:21 PM
Fastball right down the middle. Bounce a slider up there and Soriano swings at it.

Agree completely.

Those ball three pitches are dangerous. Pitchers fear the walk and tend to make them too good. That's my guess, that Cueto just didn't want to walk him and paid the price.

Three down. 2-0 Cubs.

OnBaseMachine
08-18-2012, 02:22 PM
Frustrating inning. Cueto hits DeJesus with an 0-2 pitch, then throws Soriano a meatball on 3-2.

Tom Servo
08-18-2012, 02:22 PM
whoops

Kc61
08-18-2012, 02:25 PM
Cozart strikes out on a low pitch.

Kc61
08-18-2012, 02:26 PM
Heisey HBP on the arm.

alloverjr
08-18-2012, 02:27 PM
Don't like the match up with Samardzija against this lineup. Although this guy seems like a bit of a goof after that HBP. Get in his head.

Kc61
08-18-2012, 02:28 PM
Phillips up. Flies out on 0-2 pitch.

Tom Servo
08-18-2012, 02:28 PM
Don't like the match up with Samardzija against this lineup. Although this guy seems like a bit of a goof after that HBP. Get in his head.
I think we can get to him. The key is Cueto not allowing more than another run from here out.

redhawkfish
08-18-2012, 02:29 PM
Any one else watching on directv channel 661-1. My reception is very choppy.

_Sir_Charles_
08-18-2012, 02:30 PM
Jay goin' yard again today. Monster day I'm thinking.

Kc61
08-18-2012, 02:31 PM
I think we can get to him. The key is Cueto not allowing more than another run from here out.

What's frustrating is that the Cubs have two guys who do almost all the damage. Soriano and Castro.

Can't let those guys beat you. If somebody else gets hot, so be it.

Bruce up now, pitcher had Heisey picked off but goes to second safely on a bad throw to first.

Bruce fans. This Cubs pitcher is pretty good.

_Sir_Charles_
08-18-2012, 02:32 PM
Really lucky there. Heisey was picked off, bad throw though.

Kc61
08-18-2012, 02:35 PM
Castillo Ks. Two outs now on 4-3. Infield hit for Barney, Frazier got to the weak grounder but was off balance and couldn't throw him out.

Pitcher up, bounces out to short, force at second unassisted.

Kc61
08-18-2012, 02:41 PM
Frazier grounds a single up the middle.

Now Xavier Paul. Gone! Tie game.

Reds Fanatic
08-18-2012, 02:42 PM
Paul homers!! Tie game.

alloverjr
08-18-2012, 02:42 PM
That'll play :)

Matt700wlw
08-18-2012, 02:43 PM
Not Ron Paul!!

:jump:

Tom Servo
08-18-2012, 02:43 PM
X-Man! :jump:

Big Klu
08-18-2012, 02:43 PM
I think Paul Xavier might be a keeper.

RedsBaron
08-18-2012, 02:43 PM
Wow! Paul crushed that.

Kc61
08-18-2012, 02:44 PM
Speaking of keepers, Cairo pops to short.

Kc61
08-18-2012, 02:45 PM
Hanigan bounces out first baseman to pitcher.

Cueto up now, grounds to short.

Kc61
08-18-2012, 02:51 PM
DeJesus grounds to first. Nice play by Cairo, had to make hard throw to pitcher to get him. Nice play by Cueto too. One out.

Kc61
08-18-2012, 02:52 PM
Vitters pops out to Heisey in center.

Kc61
08-18-2012, 02:54 PM
Cueto gets ahead of Rizzo 0-2, then a foul, then Frazier with a fine play gets him on a grounder toward the third base line. Frazier good off balance throw.

OnBaseMachine
08-18-2012, 02:55 PM
Great play by Frazier. That was Rolen-esque.

Kc61
08-18-2012, 02:57 PM
Cozart fanned his first time, now gets ahead 2-0. Now 2-1 on fastball right down the middle. Then a double to left.

Tom Servo
08-18-2012, 02:58 PM
Great play by Frazier. That was Rolen-esque.
He really looks like Rolen out there, at one point in a recent game I saw him make a play and it took me at least a minute to remember that it was Frazier playing 3B and not Rolen.

OnBaseMachine
08-18-2012, 02:59 PM
I love doubles hitters. Zack Cozart now has 30 and is on pace for around 40.

Kc61
08-18-2012, 02:59 PM
Heisey fans on three pitches. Guy never takes any pitches.

Tried to bunt on first one, fouled it off, then nothing.

Cozart stays at second, one out.

Kc61
08-18-2012, 03:01 PM
Phillips up now following the poor at bat by Heisey.

Brandon falls behind 0-2, seems like that happens every at bat with him. Still a good hitter, seems to handle 0-2 well.

Brandon flies to center. Cozart to third.

Tom Servo
08-18-2012, 03:01 PM
BP seems to be pressing over the last few games.

Kc61
08-18-2012, 03:03 PM
Bruce now up with man on third. 1-1 to him. Two outs.

Ball in the dirt, catcher nice play to save a wild pitch.

Bruce out, nothing for the Reds. Heisey's at bat cost the Reds a run there.

I'm finished with PBP, someone else can take over if available.

Tom Servo
08-18-2012, 03:06 PM
I'm finished with PBP, someone else can take over if available.
I can probably swing some inning summaries with notable plays. Just following the game on GameDay though.

Kc61
08-18-2012, 03:10 PM
55 pitches for Cueto after one-two-three inning.

mth123
08-18-2012, 03:14 PM
Toddzilla

Matt700wlw
08-18-2012, 03:14 PM
Rookie of the Year

:jump:

Kc61
08-18-2012, 03:15 PM
No reaction to the Frazier homer?

Game thread quiet today, but the Reds lead as Todd does it again.

Some reaction, missed it when I was posting.

Reds lead.

OnBaseMachine
08-18-2012, 03:15 PM
Todd Frazier homers to the bleachers in LF! 3-2 Reds.

_Sir_Charles_
08-18-2012, 03:15 PM
:jump: BOOM! Frazier!

No reaction from me because I just now got to see it. Quite delayed on MLB.tv

Kc61
08-18-2012, 03:17 PM
:jump: BOOM! Frazier!

No reaction from me because I just now got to see it. Quite delayed on MLB.tv

Cairo homers.

cincrazy
08-18-2012, 03:17 PM
It's a miracle! Miggy!

alloverjr
08-18-2012, 03:17 PM
Cairo homers.

Hell is cold

PuffyPig
08-18-2012, 03:17 PM
.907

OnBaseMachine
08-18-2012, 03:17 PM
Cairo's first HR of the season! 4-2 Reds!

Matt700wlw
08-18-2012, 03:17 PM
Cairo

:jump:

_Sir_Charles_
08-18-2012, 03:18 PM
Cairo homers.

Still haven't seen it.

_Sir_Charles_
08-18-2012, 03:18 PM
And THERE it is. :O)

alloverjr
08-18-2012, 03:18 PM
And THERE it is. :O)

Feed on Central Time? :)

PuffyPig
08-18-2012, 03:18 PM
It's a miracle! Miggy!

As is his season high .440 OPS.

cincrazy
08-18-2012, 03:18 PM
.907

Cairo's projected OPS the rest of the season? I agree!

Kc61
08-18-2012, 03:18 PM
Still haven't seen it.

We'll try and post the big highlights quickly so you can keep up. Keep checking RedsZone.

Unless the Cubs do well, we may not post those so quickly LOL.

cincrazy
08-18-2012, 03:19 PM
Miguel is like Kenny from South Park. You keep thinking he's dead, but he's always around for the filming of the next episode.

Tom Servo
08-18-2012, 03:20 PM
4-2 Reds after 4

Kc61
08-18-2012, 03:20 PM
4-2, inning over. Reds lead.

_Sir_Charles_
08-18-2012, 03:21 PM
Votto with a dinger! wait....Okay, my feed has gotten so slow I've gone back in time. :O)

4-2 Redlegs! Keep it going boys!

BCubb2003
08-18-2012, 03:23 PM
Votto with a dinger! wait....Okay, my feed has gotten so slow I've gone back in time. :O)

4-2 Redlegs! Keep it going boys!

I think of it as having foreknowledge of what I'm about to see.

OnBaseMachine
08-18-2012, 03:23 PM
Jackson grounds out to Cairo to begin the 5th inning.

OnBaseMachine
08-18-2012, 03:24 PM
Barney grounds out to Cozart at SS. Cozart is a solid all-around player. Not a lead off hitter, but he's a very good player, IMO.

Samardzija bounces out to Phillips. Quick 1-2-3 5th inning for Cueto.

4-2 Reds after 4 1/2.

Kc61
08-18-2012, 03:25 PM
Three grounders. Cueto at 61 pitches through 5 innings, should be able to go deep in the game if he keeps it going.

mbgrayson
08-18-2012, 03:26 PM
Three grounders. Cueto at 61 pitches through 5 innings, should be able to go deep in the game if he keeps it going.

Let's hope he keeps it up! :thumbup:

_Sir_Charles_
08-18-2012, 03:26 PM
I think of it as having foreknowledge of what I'm about to see.

I do that too. I like to freak out my daughters. I'll call shot after shot and they're just amazed that I'm getting all this stuff right. :p

traderumor
08-18-2012, 03:27 PM
Good to see a better job against Samarjuh.

_Sir_Charles_
08-18-2012, 03:29 PM
Nice play by Castro

OnBaseMachine
08-18-2012, 03:29 PM
Another awful call. Cozart was safe at first base and it wasn't even close. Rizzo was nowhere near the base.

_Sir_Charles_
08-18-2012, 03:29 PM
OBM is right, missed call. Still, great play by Castro.

Tom Servo
08-18-2012, 03:30 PM
Nice play by Castro
Manos De Oro :D

cincrazy
08-18-2012, 03:31 PM
Some of the pitches Heisey swings at makes me LOL. Regardless, nice base hit to RF there. 2 on with nobody out. Oh wait, that's right. SHOULD be 2 on nobody out, but it's 1 on 1 out because Hellen Keller is today's first base ump.

_Sir_Charles_
08-18-2012, 03:31 PM
Manos De Oro :D

*shudders*

cincrazy
08-18-2012, 03:31 PM
BP seems to have a really tough time seeing the ball out of this guy's hand (not even going to try and spell his name lol).

OnBaseMachine
08-18-2012, 03:36 PM
3-1 pitch to Phillips was outside. Should have been ball 4, but called strike 2. He then grounded out. With better umpiring, Reds could have the bases loaded and nobody out right now.

_Sir_Charles_
08-18-2012, 03:36 PM
He's really pissed.

OnBaseMachine
08-18-2012, 03:37 PM
Three brutal atbats by Bruce today. He's swung at that same pitch at the ankles about six times already.

4-2 Reds after 5 innings.

_Sir_Charles_
08-18-2012, 03:39 PM
Three brutal atbats by Bruce today. He's swung at that same pitch at the ankles about six times already.

4-2 Reds after 5 innings.

Nostradamus I am not.


Jay goin' yard again today. Monster day I'm thinking.

Degenerate39
08-18-2012, 03:40 PM
Good morning, good afternoon, good night

OnBaseMachine
08-18-2012, 03:41 PM
Cueto K's DeJesus to begin the 6th inning. 4 K's for Johnny.

OnBaseMachine
08-18-2012, 03:42 PM
Vitters K's swinging on a nasty changeup. 5 K's. Two outs in the 6th.

Degenerate39
08-18-2012, 03:43 PM
Hopefully Johnny can finish this game out with the way he's going.

cincrazy
08-18-2012, 03:43 PM
Take away one bad pitch in the first, and this is probably as good as Cueto as looked all year.

cincrazy
08-18-2012, 03:44 PM
Then again, this is the Cubs.

_Sir_Charles_
08-18-2012, 03:45 PM
Take away one bad pitch in the first, and this is probably as good as Cueto as looked all year.


I agree. His breaking balls are all VERY deceptive with sharp late break. Nice velocity. Hitting his spots nearly every time. When I watch a game, I tend to watch the catcher's mitt. And Hanny's is moving VERY little today.

Tom Servo
08-18-2012, 03:45 PM
another 1-2-3 for Cueto. 76 pitches after 6.

OnBaseMachine
08-18-2012, 03:46 PM
Rizzo K's swinging on a 3-2 94 mph fastball. Cueto K's the side and has 6 K's through 6 IP. 76 pitches.

4-2 Reds after 5 1/2.

mth123
08-18-2012, 03:50 PM
Murderers Row of Frazier, Paul and Cairo need to add on here.

Degenerate39
08-18-2012, 03:53 PM
Rizzo K's swinging on a 3-2 94 mph fastball. Cueto K's the side and has 6 K's through 6 IP. 76 pitches.

4-2 Reds after 5 1/2.

He threw 21 pitches in the first inning so the next 5 innings he's only had 55 pitches. Not bad

elfmanvt07
08-18-2012, 03:56 PM
Paul draws a walk. Put together some good PAs today.

mth123
08-18-2012, 03:56 PM
Paul draws a walk. Put together some good PAs today.

Against a lefty. That's notable IMO.

Tom Servo
08-18-2012, 03:57 PM
Paul draws a walk. Put together some good PAs today.
X-Man walketh

BCubb2003
08-18-2012, 03:59 PM
X-Man walketh

The comic book by Eugene O'Neill.

OnBaseMachine
08-18-2012, 04:01 PM
Frazier fouled out to Rizzo
Paul walked
Cairo flied out
Hanigan walked

Two on, two out for Cueto.

OnBaseMachine
08-18-2012, 04:03 PM
Balk moves the runners up to second and third.

OnBaseMachine
08-18-2012, 04:04 PM
Cueto grounds out to Barney.

4-2 Reds after six innings.

OnBaseMachine
08-18-2012, 04:09 PM
Soriano K's swinging on a nasty slider down and away from Cueto. Four straight K's and 7 overall.

OnBaseMachine
08-18-2012, 04:10 PM
Castro breaks his bat and grounds out to Frazier on the first pitch. Two outs.

OnBaseMachine
08-18-2012, 04:11 PM
Soft liner to center for a single by Castillo.

Tom Servo
08-18-2012, 04:12 PM
Soft liner to center for a single by Castillo.
Cubs trying to prevent Cueto from finishing the game as I would imagine Dusty and Cueto himself would like.

OnBaseMachine
08-18-2012, 04:14 PM
Jackson flies out to Heisey. 91 pitches through seven for Cueto.

4-2 Reds after 6 1/2.

Kc61
08-18-2012, 04:19 PM
Heisey swings at virtually everything. The only pitches he doesn't swing at he takes a half swing or the pitch is completely wild.

Tom Servo
08-18-2012, 04:21 PM
Heisey swings at virtually everything. The only pitches he doesn't swing at he takes a half swing or the pitch is completely wild.
http://i.imgur.com/rkSqW.png

lol heisey

OnBaseMachine
08-18-2012, 04:22 PM
Heisey swings at virtually everything. The only pitches he doesn't swing at he takes a half swing or the pitch is completely wild.

Yep. He's had a disappointing season after putting up good numbers last year. His plate discipline is non-existent.

Reds go down 1-2-3 in the 7th.

4-2 Reds after seven innings.

OnBaseMachine
08-18-2012, 04:24 PM
Barney K's swinging on a changeup from Cueto. 8 K's. One out.

OnBaseMachine
08-18-2012, 04:26 PM
Valbuena flies out to Stubbs on a 3-1 pitch. Nice running catch by Stubbs. I thought it might fall in off the bat. Two outs.

OnBaseMachine
08-18-2012, 04:29 PM
Where did that 1-2 pitch to DeJesus miss?

OnBaseMachine
08-18-2012, 04:31 PM
DeJesus pops out to Cairo to end the inning. 107 pitches for Cueto.

4-2 Reds after 7 1/2.

Kc61
08-18-2012, 04:31 PM
I would prefer to see Chapman pitch the ninth.

Cueto can probably finish, but I wouldn't push his pitch count this time of year.

Want Cueto strong in September and October.

_Sir_Charles_
08-18-2012, 04:34 PM
I would prefer to see Chapman pitch the ninth.

Cueto can probably finish, but I wouldn't push his pitch count this time of year.

Want Cueto strong in September and October.

I agree. I think Baker will too.

cincrazy
08-18-2012, 04:34 PM
If we add another run or two here (as it looks like we might after Bruce's triple), I try and save Chapman for the nightcap.

cincrazy
08-18-2012, 04:35 PM
I'd use Broxton or Marshall in the 9th. Hell, even Simon.

OnBaseMachine
08-18-2012, 04:35 PM
Bruce triples to deep left to begin the bottom of the 8th. Big insurance run on third base.

_Sir_Charles_
08-18-2012, 04:35 PM
Love seeing Jay going to left. Hits or not, when he goes the other way, good things will happen.

OnBaseMachine
08-18-2012, 04:36 PM
Frazier sac fly makes it 5-2 Reds!

cincrazy
08-18-2012, 04:38 PM
Anyone know if anyone is warming up?

alloverjr
08-18-2012, 04:39 PM
Anyone know if anyone is warming up?

Haven't said on the broadcast. Seems like somebody should, just in case.

Brutus
08-18-2012, 04:39 PM
http://i.imgur.com/rkSqW.png

lol heisey

I wish you had a picture of virtually everything, then we could test the hypothesis.

Kc61
08-18-2012, 04:42 PM
Haven't said on the broadcast. Seems like somebody should, just in case.

On the telecast, they probably won't tell you.

Very little being said about the ball game. Most of the talk about other subjects.

Some of it's interesting.

Whoops, Chapman is up.

cincrazy
08-18-2012, 04:43 PM
Ludwick's up. Good decision by Dusty IMO. Hope he uses someone other than Chapman in the 9th, would rather see Chapman saved for tonight if necessary. I feel pretty good with a 3 run lead no matter who's pitching.

Kc61
08-18-2012, 04:43 PM
Ludwick's up. Good decision by Dusty IMO. Hope he uses someone other than Chapman in the 9th, would rather see Chapman saved for tonight if necessary. I feel pretty good with a 3 run lead no matter who's pitching.

Chappy's up.

OnBaseMachine
08-18-2012, 04:44 PM
Ludwick pinch-hit for Cueto and grounded into a fielders choice. 5-2 Reds after eight innings.

Chapman coming in to pitch the 9th.

cincrazy
08-18-2012, 04:45 PM
Chappy's up.

Eh. Oh well. Just me nitpicking.

Did everyone see Castro gets a 7 year 60 million dollar extension? A lot of money if you ask me for a guy that isn't a great defender and quite frankly doesn't seem into the game very often.

Tom Servo
08-18-2012, 04:46 PM
Eh. Oh well. Just me nitpicking.

Did everyone see Castro gets a 7 year 60 million dollar extension? A lot of money if you ask me for a guy that isn't a great defender and quite frankly doesn't seem into the game very often.
If you have the Cubs money though it's a good deal to lock him up.

cincrazy
08-18-2012, 04:47 PM
If you have the Cubs money though it's a good deal to lock him up.

I'm not sure that I would. I see the argument for keeping him. But if I'm a Cubs fan I'd probably prefer they trade him for a package of young talent.

Kc61
08-18-2012, 04:48 PM
If you have the Cubs money though it's a good deal to lock him up.

Castro's a pretty talented player.

2-2 on Vitters. Chapman needs to get him with Soriano and Castro up next.

K

cincrazy
08-18-2012, 04:48 PM
Holy crap that slider was FILTHY. Strike three swinging.

757690
08-18-2012, 04:48 PM
My biggest beef with Baker... The three run lead save. These are the ones you give to Broxton, Marshall, even Ondrusek... okay, maybe not Ondrusek, but you get my point. Especially with 4 games in three days.

Absolutely no need to use Chapman here.

Tom Servo
08-18-2012, 04:49 PM
My biggest beef with Baker... The three run lead save. These are the ones you give to Broxton, Marshall, even Ondrusek... okay, maybe not Ondrusek, but you get my point. Especially with 4 games in three days.

Absolutely no need to use Chapman here.
I think with Cueto having started, this is the one Dusty wants locked down with Chapman.

Brutus
08-18-2012, 04:50 PM
Eh. Oh well. Just me nitpicking.

Did everyone see Castro gets a 7 year 60 million dollar extension? A lot of money if you ask me for a guy that isn't a great defender and quite frankly doesn't seem into the game very often.

They won't need Chapman in the second game because Todd Freakin' Redmond is going to pitch a complete game shutout.

Kc61
08-18-2012, 04:50 PM
My biggest beef with Baker... The three run lead save. These are the ones you give to Broxton, Marshall, even Ondrusek... okay, maybe not Ondrusek, but you get my point. Especially with 4 games in three days.

Absolutely no need to use Chapman here.

LOL, I completely disagree.

You don't mess around in winning ballgames. You put them away.

Particularly this game with another one tonight. You don't want trouble here.

Agree with Dusty here.

cincrazy
08-18-2012, 04:51 PM
They won't need Chapman in the second game because Todd Freakin' Redmond is going to pitch a complete game shutout.

I'll do you one better... PERFECT GAME!

mth123
08-18-2012, 04:52 PM
Game 2 is against a lefty that they already saw once. Chances are good the offense can make game 2 a laugher if Redmond and the rest of the boys can do well, Probably wants to save the longer guys for Redmond's start. I'd guess Redmond will have a short leash with Lecure and Simon ready to go quickly.

cincrazy
08-18-2012, 04:52 PM
Chappy is a little wild today.

Brutus
08-18-2012, 04:52 PM
I'll do you one better... PERFECT GAME!

I didn't want to put too high of expectations on the lad

:laugh:

Kc61
08-18-2012, 04:53 PM
Man on, two out, Castro up, full count.

Walk.

Kc61
08-18-2012, 04:55 PM
1-1 count on Castillo.

Now 2-1 a bit inside.

Chapman wanted it.

Foul so it's 2-2.

OnBaseMachine
08-18-2012, 04:55 PM
2-2 count on Castillo.

OnBaseMachine
08-18-2012, 04:56 PM
Bloup single. Tying run is now on first base.

Tom Servo
08-18-2012, 04:56 PM
uh-oh

OnBaseMachine
08-18-2012, 04:57 PM
Frazier probably should have caught that Soriano hit and the game would be over by now.

Kc61
08-18-2012, 04:57 PM
Bloup double. Tying run is now on second base.

TV is showing first and third, I think it was a single. Can't be sure.

Kc61
08-18-2012, 04:58 PM
Frazier probably should have caught that Soriano hit and the game would be over by now.

Heisey probably catches the bloop too.

First and third, can't believe Castillo stopped at first. Now Travis Wood pinch running for Castillo at first.

Tom Servo
08-18-2012, 04:58 PM
Frazier probably should have caught that Soriano hit and the game would be over by now.
could have, would have, should have:(

OnBaseMachine
08-18-2012, 04:58 PM
TV is showing first and third, I think it was a single. Can't be sure.

You're right.

757690
08-18-2012, 04:58 PM
LOL, I completely disagree.

You don't mess around in winning ballgames. You put them away.

Particularly this game with another one tonight. You don't want trouble here.

Agree with Dusty here.

Even Ondrusek could be doing what Chapman is doing now ;)

OnBaseMachine
08-18-2012, 04:58 PM
0-2 count on Joe Mather.

Buckeye33
08-18-2012, 04:58 PM
1. Castro was not being waived in Brantley.

2. It is still a 2 run game George.

OnBaseMachine
08-18-2012, 04:58 PM
Mather K's! Reds win, 5-3!

Kc61
08-18-2012, 04:58 PM
Even Ondrusek could be doing what Chapman is doing now ;)

Let's see how it winds up. Chappy at 99 on that last pitch to Mather.

K game over.

mth123
08-18-2012, 04:59 PM
Even Ondrusek could be doing what Chapman is doing now ;)

He might not have gotten the first two outs.;)

_Sir_Charles_
08-18-2012, 04:59 PM
BALLGAME! And this one belongs to the Reds!

Degenerate39
08-18-2012, 04:59 PM
Thank God

Tom Servo
08-18-2012, 04:59 PM
And Joe Mather as the beaver!


We're still good! :beerme:

Brutus
08-18-2012, 05:00 PM
I'm very glad Chapman pitched. He was due to give up a run once every 24 games, so at least he did it with a 3-run cushion. Now he should go scoreless the rest of the season :)

Kc61
08-18-2012, 05:02 PM
I'm very glad Chapman pitched. He was due to give up a run once every 24 games, so at least he did it with a 3-run cushion. Now he should go scoreless the rest of the season :)

Yeah, he got the bad one out of the way. Two of the hits should have been caught and he struck out two.

Not bad to have a closer for whom that's a bad outing.

Let's get tonight's game and let Latos go for the sweep. And it's time to start rooting for the Pirates to lose.

_Sir_Charles_
08-18-2012, 05:02 PM
I'm very glad Chapman pitched. He was due to give up a run once every 24 games, so at least he did it with a 3-run cushion. Now he should go scoreless the rest of the season :)

LOL. Glad we're keeping our expectations realistic. :laugh:

Big Klu
08-18-2012, 05:08 PM
The Star of the Game is Johnny Cueto.

I figure that Chapman is unavailable foe Game 2. The combination of Broxton and Marshall should be able to close, if needed.

I also think that Brandon Phillips might get the second game off, with Wilson Valdez getting the start at 2B. Otherwise it will be the regulars with Mesoraco catching. My prediction:

Cozart ss
Stubbs cf
Frazier 1b
Ludwick lf
Bruce rf
Rolen 3b
Valdez 2b
Mesoraco c
Redmond p

Kc61
08-18-2012, 05:27 PM
The Star of the Game is Johnny Cueto.

I figure that Chapman is unavailable foe Game 2. The combination of Broxton and Marshall should be able to close, if needed.

I also think that Brandon Phillips might get the second game off, with Wilson Valdez getting the start at 2B. Otherwise it will be the regulars with Mesoraco catching. My prediction:

Cozart ss
Stubbs cf
Frazier 1b
Ludwick lf
Bruce rf
Rolen 3b
Valdez 2b
Mesoraco c
Redmond p

Dusty said that Phillips will play both games, according to one of the beat writers. I think Cozart will sit and Valdez will play SS.

mth123
08-18-2012, 05:55 PM
The Reds have a rookie pitcher going, their closer unavailable and a lefty that they just saw pitching against them. I'm guessing the regular RH bats will all play. I'm guessing the Reds will try to pour on the runs to insulate them from a poor outing by Redmond and to keep it from being close late in the game with Chapman unavailable. Valdez can play tomorrow when the team can lean on Latos.