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Jefferson24
09-12-2012, 04:45 PM
Brandon Phillips 4
Wilson Valdez 6
Joey Votto 3
Ryan Ludwick 7
Jay Bruce 9
Scott Rolen 5
Chris Heisey 8
Ryan Hanigan 2
Homer Bailey 1

vs. RH A.J. Burnett

Vottomatic
09-12-2012, 04:49 PM
Brandon Phillips 4
Wilson Valdez 6
Joey Votto 3
Ryan Ludwick 7
Jay Bruce 9
Scott Rolen 5
Chris Heisey 8
Ryan Hanigan 2
Homer Bailey 1

vs. RH A.J. Burnett

It should be.....

Phillips 4
Votto 3
Hanigan 2
Bruce 9
Rolen 5
Ludwick 7
Heisy 8
Valdez 6
Bailey 1

Word of advice to Reds hitters: BE PATIENT. BURNETT LEAD THE LEAGUE IN WALKS A FEW YEARS BACK. HE THROWS ALOT OF BALLS. GET HIM BEHIND IN THE COUNT.

Jefferson24
09-12-2012, 04:58 PM
I think Dusty should have flipped Heisey and Valdez.

Sea Ray
09-12-2012, 05:04 PM
Word of advice to Reds hitters: BE PATIENT. BURNETT LEAD THE LEAGUE IN WALKS A FEW YEARS BACK. HE THROWS ALOT OF BALLS. GET HIM BEHIND IN THE COUNT.

You speak the truth. Watch a tracking of his pitches and you'll see that he lives not on the edges of the strike zone but beyond the edges

The Operator
09-12-2012, 05:41 PM
I'm about to head out for the ballpark here in about 20 minutes. With any luck I will return with many great howling and mullet man stories.

Be good tonight kiddies!

Brutus
09-12-2012, 05:49 PM
I'm about to head out for the ballpark here in about 20 minutes. With any luck I will return with many great howling and mullet man stories.

Be good tonight kiddies!

We don't want your stories. We want you to return with the mullet man himself.

OesterPoster
09-12-2012, 05:56 PM
You speak the truth. Watch a tracking of his pitches and you'll see that he lives not on the edges of the strike zone but beyond the edges

Unfortunately, the home plate ump tonight has no profile and is a part-time MLB umpire. He has no statistics on this site I check every so often (for entertainment purposes only):

http://www.statfox.com/mlb/umpiremain.asp

He did make Deadspin's list for worst calls of the season though:

http://deadspin.com/5921607/manny-gonzalez-submits-his-nominee-for-worst-blown-call-of-the-year

The Operator
09-12-2012, 06:06 PM
We don't want your stories. We want you to return with the mullet man himself.Then it shall be done.

I wish I could say this will be my first kidnapping, but sadly... well, I better not say more than that. "The Man" is always checking in on my internet activity. :p One thing I can tell you is that it's a major reason why I'm legally not allowed anywhere near a school or a Chuck E. Cheese.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_30-sk8zaaQM/TMrPcnlS62I/AAAAAAAAE9o/LpBclfFB3RM/s1600/alan+in+the+hangover.jpg

RedsMan3203
09-12-2012, 06:19 PM
Woooooooooooo!

Brutus
09-12-2012, 07:27 PM
Then it shall be done.

I wish I could say this will be my first kidnapping, but sadly... well, I better not say more than that. "The Man" is always checking in on my internet activity. :p One thing I can tell you is that it's a major reason why I'm legally not allowed anywhere near a school or a Chuck E. Cheese.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_30-sk8zaaQM/TMrPcnlS62I/AAAAAAAAE9o/LpBclfFB3RM/s1600/alan+in+the+hangover.jpg

Darn the man.

CrackerJack
09-12-2012, 08:16 PM
Why are Reds' fans stealing the "wooooo" from the Pittsburgh Penguins? (doesn't get it)

Tom Servo
09-12-2012, 08:25 PM
1-2-3 inning for Homer

Vintage Reds 1st, Votto with a 2 out single and then left there.

0-0 after 1.

Jefferson24
09-12-2012, 08:29 PM
very little patience that inning by the Reds, they swung at a lot of balls.

Tom Servo
09-12-2012, 08:34 PM
Jones grounded out to first
Sanchez grounded out to second
Presley walked
Barmes K

Tom Servo
09-12-2012, 08:40 PM
Bruce flies out to deep center
Rolen K's looking (on what looked quite like ball 4)
Heisey K's

0-0 after 2

Kc61
09-12-2012, 08:42 PM
Cards trail Pads by 2-0 score in the fifth.

Brutus
09-12-2012, 08:46 PM
This is the Homer Bailey I like... the one that doesn't try to overthrow or force strikeouts. He's getting ahead in the count and keeping the ball down in the zone; getting a lot of grounders.

Tom Servo
09-12-2012, 08:47 PM
Barajas grounded out to shortstop
Burnett grounded out to first
Holt singled
Harrison flies out to center

Kc61
09-12-2012, 08:50 PM
This is the Homer Bailey I like... the one that doesn't try to overthrow or force strikeouts. He's getting ahead in the count and keeping the ball down in the zone; getting a lot of grounders.

What do Jay Bruce and Homer Bailey have in common?

Over their careers, they both are inconsistent but do well in September. Good to see Homer pitching well late in the season.

Brutus
09-12-2012, 08:52 PM
What do Jay Bruce and Homer Bailey have in common?

Over their careers, they both are inconsistent but do well in September. Good to see Homer pitching well late in the season.

He really seems to take pitching against Pittsburgh too. In 66 innings, hes' got an ERA under 2.75 against them.

Tom Servo
09-12-2012, 08:53 PM
Hanigan singles up the middle

RedsMan3203
09-12-2012, 08:54 PM
Is it me... Or do we have a slow night in the game thread tonight?

Kc61
09-12-2012, 08:56 PM
Is it me... Or do we have a slow night in the game thread tonight?

People are still sleeping off Monday night. 2-2 Cards and Pads. 1-2 count on Bailey who takes strike three.

One out.

Tom Servo
09-12-2012, 08:56 PM
Bailey K's, no sacrifice


BP singles up the middle

Tom Servo
09-12-2012, 09:01 PM
runners advance on a wild pitch


Valdez grounds out to second, Hanigan scores.


1-0 Reds.

Kc61
09-12-2012, 09:02 PM
3-1 on Valdez with wild pitch moving runners to second and third.

Valdez RBI contact, grounds out, 1-0 Reds.

Red in Chicago
09-12-2012, 09:02 PM
A productive out ;)

Kc61
09-12-2012, 09:02 PM
Valdez has a good track record with man on third this season. You could look it up.

RedsMan3203
09-12-2012, 09:04 PM
Reds SCORE!

Tom Servo
09-12-2012, 09:05 PM
Votto K's looking

1-0 Reds after 3

Brutus
09-12-2012, 09:07 PM
Dads take the lead back on the birds, 3-2 after a Grandal single.

Kc61
09-12-2012, 09:07 PM
Grandal singles in a run. 3-2 Pads over Cards.

Padres have destroyed Pirates and Cards down the stretch this season.

Tom Servo
09-12-2012, 09:09 PM
McCutchen leadoff single

Kc61
09-12-2012, 09:09 PM
Good question on telecast, who is the highest drafted player on the Reds' roster. Drafted by any team.

No idea. Latos? Rolen?

Anybody?

Tom Servo
09-12-2012, 09:10 PM
Jones singles, McCutchen to third.

Kc61
09-12-2012, 09:11 PM
Jones singles, McCutchen to third.

Strikeout of Votto was frustrating. Pitch was borderline high. You know Joey would have one hard if he hadn't decided to take that pitch.

Brutus
09-12-2012, 09:13 PM
Good question on telecast, who is the highest drafted player on the Reds' roster. Drafted by any team.

No idea. Latos? Rolen?

Anybody?

Leake, I imagine

Wonderful Monds
09-12-2012, 09:14 PM
Leake, I imagine

Homer Bailey?

Tom Servo
09-12-2012, 09:15 PM
Another single. McCutchen scores.

1-1 game

Brutus
09-12-2012, 09:15 PM
Homer Bailey?

yeah I think you're right now that I think about it. It looks like he was the 7th pick overall.

Wonderful Monds
09-12-2012, 09:16 PM
yeah I think you're right now that I think about it. It looks like he was the 7th pick overall.

Yep, Homer 7, Leake was 8. Very close.

Tom Servo
09-12-2012, 09:17 PM
In Thom's world Clint Barmes is a 'bat on the ball' kind of hitter.

Wonderful Monds
09-12-2012, 09:17 PM
Latos actually went in the 11th and Rolen 2nd when he was drafted.

Brutus
09-12-2012, 09:18 PM
Yep, Homer 7, Leake was 8. Very close.

It's kind of funny those are also the two most polarizing pitchers in the Reds' rotation right now, although to be fair, they'd be better than most pitchers the Reds have had over the past decade.

PuffyPig
09-12-2012, 09:18 PM
Yep, Homer 7, Leake was 8. Very close.

Stubbs 8th also. I think Bailey is the answer.

Tom Servo
09-12-2012, 09:18 PM
Presley K's

Wonderful Monds
09-12-2012, 09:19 PM
It's kind of funny those are also the two most polarizing pitchers in the Reds' rotation right now, although to be fair, they'd be better than most pitchers the Reds have had over the past decade.

Gotta be around the top 5 or 6 right?

The current rotation plus Harang, have to imagine that's the best of the best during that time.

Chip R
09-12-2012, 09:19 PM
Looks like Homer is keeping the ball down but all those singles were hit hard.

Tom Servo
09-12-2012, 09:22 PM
Barmes grounds out to Bailey, runners advance. 2nd and 3rd, 2 outs.

Wonderful Monds
09-12-2012, 09:22 PM
Last bit of info on the draft question, Stubbs is actually tied for 2nd on that list also being drafted 8th. Easy to forget about that.

Brutus
09-12-2012, 09:23 PM
Man, was really hoping for the Golf-Delta-Papa there.

Tom Servo
09-12-2012, 09:23 PM
IBB to Barajas. Burnett with the bases loaded.

Wonderful Monds
09-12-2012, 09:24 PM
Stubbs 8th also. I think Bailey is the answer.

Ah yeah overlooked this post. Yep that's right. As we all remember, one slot before Tim Lincecum.

Kc61
09-12-2012, 09:24 PM
Chris Gruler.

Oh, sorry.

alloverjr
09-12-2012, 09:25 PM
So the answer is Rolen if he was drafted 2nd, correct?

Wonderful Monds
09-12-2012, 09:25 PM
Chris Gruler.

Oh, sorry.

I wonder what would've happened to him if he could've developed in our current system.

Wonderful Monds
09-12-2012, 09:25 PM
So the answer is Rolen if he was drafted 2nd, correct?

Sorry, 2nd round that is.

Tom Servo
09-12-2012, 09:25 PM
Burnett K's

1-1 to the bottom of 4

Kc61
09-12-2012, 09:25 PM
So the answer is Rolen if he was drafted 2nd, correct?

Second round for Rolen. I think Homer is the answer.

alloverjr
09-12-2012, 09:27 PM
Sorry, 2nd round that is.

Gotcha, thought you meant 2nd pick earlier. :thumbup:

Tadasimha
09-12-2012, 09:27 PM
Okay, that could have gone a lot worse.

Wonderful Monds
09-12-2012, 09:27 PM
Second round for Rolen. I think Homer is the answer.

Yep gotta be Homer. Our first rounders on the roster are Homer (7), Leake (8), Stubbs (8), Bruce (12) and Mesoraco (15).

Kc61
09-12-2012, 09:29 PM
Atlanta leads Milwaukee by one. You have to root against Milwaukee in the playoff hunt.

Reason is that if the Reds play Milwaukee in the playoffs they'll probably put the games on at 3 A.M.

Bottom 8 now, SD leads STL 3-2.

Tom Servo
09-12-2012, 09:32 PM
Ludwick walks

Brutus
09-12-2012, 09:32 PM
Ludwick has seen like 17 or 18 pitches so far tonight lol

Kc61
09-12-2012, 09:32 PM
Ludwick is looking better IMO ever since that game winning single Monday. Showed good plate judgment that time, got some hits last night.

Homers to follow soon.

Wonderful Monds
09-12-2012, 09:33 PM
The language around what people call different pitches is confusing. Welsh says Burnett is a classic sinker baller. But I don't see him throw a sinker. Danny Graves threw a sinker. The pitch Burnett throws that Welsh is talking about has to be a 2 seam fastball.

Tom Servo
09-12-2012, 09:34 PM
Bruce K's

Brutus
09-12-2012, 09:34 PM
Wandy really messed Jay up again.

Kc61
09-12-2012, 09:35 PM
Wandy really messed Jay up again.

Bruce is so streaky he reminds me of Aaron Boone. Man, was Boone streaky.

Kc61
09-12-2012, 09:38 PM
Chris Speier was drafted second overall in the January 1970 secondary Major League Baseball draft.

Tom Servo
09-12-2012, 09:38 PM
Rolen with a grounder deep in the hole, Barmes able to throw out Rolen.

RedsMan3203
09-12-2012, 09:38 PM
Rolen got a little unlucky there... No?

Kc61
09-12-2012, 09:39 PM
Rolen got a little unlucky there... No?

Rolen didn't get down the line that well. Not blaming him, don't want him pulling up lame, but the shortstop had an eternity to make the throw.

Tom Servo
09-12-2012, 09:40 PM
Heisey K's. 7th for Burnett.

1-1 after 4.

Kc61
09-12-2012, 09:41 PM
I wonder if there is a stat for worst plate discipline of any two players combining to play one position on a team.

If so, the Reds centerfielders undoubtedly hold the all time major league record.

Tadasimha
09-12-2012, 09:43 PM
Chapman Choir as the name of the howl?

RedsMan3203
09-12-2012, 09:43 PM
Chapman Choir as the name of the howl?

Don't ask me.... :alcohol:

Kc61
09-12-2012, 09:44 PM
Craig leads off with a double for Cards in the ninth. SD up one.

Brutus
09-12-2012, 09:44 PM
Gregerson surrendered a leadoff double to Craig in the top of the 9th, trying to close out a save.

Red in Chicago
09-12-2012, 09:44 PM
Personally, I think the howl is the most annoying thing I've ever heard at a ball park.

Brutus
09-12-2012, 09:45 PM
The Cards just sacrificed with their best hitter (Molina) to get the runner to third with one out. Wow.

RedsMan3203
09-12-2012, 09:45 PM
HE IS THERE!

Wonderful Monds
09-12-2012, 09:46 PM
Hahahahahaha

Tadasimha
09-12-2012, 09:46 PM
HE IS THERE!

Think he owns any other clothes?

RedsMan3203
09-12-2012, 09:46 PM
Think he owns any other clothes?

Reds are winning, he is howl'n... who wants to break the mojo?

Brutus
09-12-2012, 09:48 PM
Freese grounded out for the second out. Beltran pinch hit, and the Padres unintentionally intentionally walked him. Pete Kozma being lifted for Skip Schumaker as a pinch hitter.

Wonderful Monds
09-12-2012, 09:50 PM
Man Andrew Mccutchen is not a great base stealer.

Brutus
09-12-2012, 09:51 PM
Cards lose... again.

Wonderful Monds
09-12-2012, 09:52 PM
Cards swept by the Pads.

Reds Fanatic
09-12-2012, 09:52 PM
HE IS THERE!

I can't believe I missed mullet man. Is he in the same clothes tonight?

Tadasimha
09-12-2012, 09:52 PM
Cards lose... again.

:beerme:

RedsMan3203
09-12-2012, 09:52 PM
Wow... This is going to be a wild ride.... Glad the Reds aren't going to be part of it.

WVRedsFan
09-12-2012, 09:52 PM
Magic Number down to 9

Wonderful Monds
09-12-2012, 09:52 PM
I can't believe I missed mullet man. Is he in the same clothes tonight?

Clothes and seat seemingly.

Reds Fanatic
09-12-2012, 09:52 PM
Cards lose. Magic number 9

Tom Servo
09-12-2012, 09:52 PM
Deeeeep flyout to end the inning. A McCutchen single was the only blemish.

Wonderful Monds
09-12-2012, 09:53 PM
Magic Number down to 10

9, it went to 10 after the Cards loss last night.

WVRedsFan
09-12-2012, 09:53 PM
Fixed that. Thought I got it quick enuff.

Kc61
09-12-2012, 09:54 PM
Now Cards have four in LA. Should be a good series. Then Cards have some Astros and Cubs games.

Selig must be happy, lots of action for that wild card.

Brutus
09-12-2012, 09:54 PM
Wow... This is going to be a wild ride.... Glad the Reds aren't going to be part of it.

Both leagues might have 5 teams fighting over two spots although the AL is interesting because all three division races are still in play as well.

WVRedsFan
09-12-2012, 09:55 PM
I don't like it. Regardless of what St Louis did last year, the wild card team(s) rarely have a chance and if they do, the whole season was for naught. JMO.

Reds Fanatic
09-12-2012, 09:56 PM
The Phillies are unbelievably only 3 games out of the wild card. I know I don't want to see them in the playoffs.

Tom Servo
09-12-2012, 09:56 PM
I think the Dodgers are the only team who I wouldn't hate to see win the 2nd WC seed. Really I hope the Braves beat whoever they face in the game.

Kc61
09-12-2012, 09:57 PM
Wouldn't mind seeing Dusty rest Broxton and Marshall both tonight. Chappy is out of course.

Let Hoover pitch. Maybe Cingrani if lefties up.

Don't want to deprive Homer of best relievers, but no need to push the main guys who worked Monday and Tuesday.

Wonderful Monds
09-12-2012, 09:57 PM
lol

Tom Servo
09-12-2012, 09:57 PM
Hanigan grounds out
Homer walks

Kc61
09-12-2012, 09:58 PM
The Phillies are unbelievably only 3 games out of the wild card. I know I don't want to see them in the playoffs.

Phils' chances could come down to six games left with the Nationals. I think they play the Bravos as well.

That howling stuff is annoying me.

Tom Servo
09-12-2012, 09:59 PM
Thom's birthday today. UNBELIEVABLE.

WVRedsFan
09-12-2012, 10:00 PM
That howling stuff is annoying me.

Yes it is.

RedsMan3203
09-12-2012, 10:00 PM
So....

Would you rather hear the Whoooooooooooo or a Wheeeeeeee (Like the pig in that one tv commercial)

Tom Servo
09-12-2012, 10:00 PM
BP K's

Tadasimha
09-12-2012, 10:01 PM
So....

Would you rather hear the Whoooooooooooo or a Wheeeeeeee (Like the pig in that one tv commercial)

The wheeee is MUCH more annoying than the whooo.

Tom Servo
09-12-2012, 10:02 PM
Valdez singles, Homer to third on a misplay by Jones

Wonderful Monds
09-12-2012, 10:02 PM
Wilson Valdez?

Tadasimha
09-12-2012, 10:02 PM
Way to run, Homer!

WVRedsFan
09-12-2012, 10:02 PM
So....

Would you rather hear the Whoooooooooooo or a Wheeeeeeee (Like the pig in that one tv commercial)If you watch the guy, he's doing the Rick Flair "Wooo" and that's not a howl.

Brutus
09-12-2012, 10:02 PM
Great time here for Joey's first dinger in many moons...

Kc61
09-12-2012, 10:03 PM
Welsh emphasizing that wild pitch could score a run with man on third due to error.

How about the fact that maybe the best hitter in baseball is up right now.

Wonderful Monds
09-12-2012, 10:04 PM
Welsh emphasizing that wild pitch could score a run with man on third due to error.

How about the fact that maybe the best hitter in baseball is up right now.

I would agree if anyone but AJ Burnett was on the mound, lol.

Tom Servo
09-12-2012, 10:05 PM
Votto robbed of a hit and RBI by Holt.

1-1 after 5.


Good news is that Burnett is at 88 pitches.

RedsMan3203
09-12-2012, 10:05 PM
Bummer... :(

Has Votto had any days off since his return?

Brutus
09-12-2012, 10:06 PM
Welsh emphasizing that wild pitch could score a run with man on third due to error.

How about the fact that maybe the best hitter in baseball is up right now.

He's right though. With two outs a runner would likely score from second on a hit anyhow. But the advancement to third opens up the possibility of scoring in any number of bizarre ways.

Kc61
09-12-2012, 10:06 PM
Bummer... :(

Has Votto had any days off since his return?

I don't think so. He smashed that ball into the shift.

Would like to see Joey generate some power. That's where his knee injury showed up before the surgery. I sense it is coming up soon. He's hit a few balls with authority, like that last one.

Kc61
09-12-2012, 10:08 PM
He's right though. With two outs a runner would likely score from second on a hit anyhow. But the advancement to third opens up the possibility of scoring in any number of bizarre ways.

Yes, but it's a bit repetitive to keep reciting how a run can score from third. We all know a wild pitch can score a run from third.

The main takeaway from the Valdez at bat is that it put Joey in position to hit with men on base.

Kc61
09-12-2012, 10:10 PM
Bailey at 92 pitches, Burnett at 88. Just about even in the sixth.

Brutus
09-12-2012, 10:13 PM
Yes, but it's a bit repetitive to keep reciting how a run can score from third. We all know a wild pitch can score a run from third.

The main takeaway from the Valdez at bat is that it put Joey in position to hit with men on base.

Should he just not say anything? His job is to analyze. In my opinion, advancing that extra base is worth mentioning.

Tom Servo
09-12-2012, 10:13 PM
Presley triples with one out

Wonderful Monds
09-12-2012, 10:13 PM
Ugh

Brutus
09-12-2012, 10:14 PM
Presley owns the Reds for some reason.

Wonderful Monds
09-12-2012, 10:15 PM
WOOOOOO

Kc61
09-12-2012, 10:15 PM
Welsh tells us why it's good for the Bucs that Presley is on third rather than on second.

Enough.

And the squeeze backfires.

Tom Servo
09-12-2012, 10:15 PM
Hanigan prevents the squeeze! Runner out at home

Reds Fanatic
09-12-2012, 10:15 PM
Great play by Hanigan.

RedsMan3203
09-12-2012, 10:15 PM
Woooooooooo Hanny baby!

Tom Servo
09-12-2012, 10:15 PM
Welsh tells us why it's good for the Bucs that Presley is on third rather than on second.

Enough.
Did he really? I thought he said at first how big it was for Presley to get to third.

Chip R
09-12-2012, 10:15 PM
Wouldn't mind seeing Dusty rest Broxton and Marshall both tonight. Chappy is out of course.


On the pregame show, Dusty said he wanted to rest Broxton tonight since Yost told him he's not that good pitching 3 straight games.

Wonderful Monds
09-12-2012, 10:15 PM
I knew something would happen when Homer was pitching from the wind up

Kc61
09-12-2012, 10:16 PM
Reds guessed right. Pitch out on a squeeze play.

Brutus
09-12-2012, 10:16 PM
Welsh tells us why it's good for the Bucs that Presley is on third rather than on second.

Enough.

And the squeeze backfires.

I don't understand your point here. Should Welsh just not say anything because some people already understand the benefits?

Wonderful Monds
09-12-2012, 10:17 PM
What happened to the hitter there?

Kc61
09-12-2012, 10:17 PM
I don't understand your point here. Should Welsh just not say anything because some people already understand the benefits?

It's game 144 I believe. Chris has told us dozens and dozens of times that a man on third is better than a man on second.

Maybe new viewers are tuning in to the Reds-Pirates on a Wednesday night in September who want to hear about the benefits of a man on third.

I'd prefer some new commentary and different points to be made.

Jefferson24
09-12-2012, 10:18 PM
Momentum changer!

Tom Servo
09-12-2012, 10:18 PM
Barmes flies out to center. Inning over.

Chip R
09-12-2012, 10:18 PM
What happened to the hitter there?

I'm not sure he knew it was coming. He sure didn't move to get out of the way much.

Brutus
09-12-2012, 10:19 PM
It's game 144 I believe. Chris has told us dozens and dozens of times that a man on third is better than a man on second.

Maybe new viewers are tuning in to the Reds-Pirates on a Wednesday night in September who want to hear about the benefits of a man on third.

I'd prefer some new commentary and different points to be made.

There's only so much original commentary you can come up with in 144 games. Baseball is a simple game. If you're looking for original commentary, you're not really going to find it after a few weeks.

Perhaps you should tune into curling and let me know how that goes. That's a sport I haven't figured out what the heck is going on :)

RedsMan3203
09-12-2012, 10:20 PM
There's only so much original commentary you can come up with in 144 games. Baseball is a simple game. If you're looking for original commentary, you're not really going to find it after a few weeks.

Perhaps you should tune into curling and let me know how that goes. That's a sport I haven't figured out what the heck is going on :)

Isn't that big pukes on ice with brooms?

Kc61
09-12-2012, 10:21 PM
There's only so much original commentary you can come up with in 144 games. Baseball is a simple game. If you're looking for original commentary, you're not really going to find it after a few weeks.

I thought the discussion about Chris Speier's role at the end of the inning was interesting. Not much is said about the coaches.

Focus on the Reds calling a pitch out there was also informative. Pitch out on a squeeze play. I liked that. One of the guys said the Reds seemed to foretell some things in the Houston series too. Interesting.

Man on third can score on a wild pitch and infield hit, man on second is different. I can live without that one again.

Brutus
09-12-2012, 10:21 PM
Isn't that big pukes on ice with brooms?

yes!

They sweep down this lane that is sort of like a bowling alley. But I honestly have no idea what the goal is.

Sea Ray
09-12-2012, 10:22 PM
I really like Thom and I'm glad he's doing Reds games but I must say he's coming across as not being as informed as he should be when talking about the MLB schedule this inning (6th). He keeps talking about there being a little over 2 weeks or 2.5 weeks left when discussing the wildcard possibilities. I got news for you Thom: The season ends exactly three weeks from today. It doesn't end on Sunday this year

RedsMan3203
09-12-2012, 10:22 PM
yes!

They sweep down this lane that is sort of like a bowling alley. But I honestly have no idea what the goal is.

I think the goal is to get it to go as slow as possible... lol

(No clue, really)

WebScorpion
09-12-2012, 10:22 PM
What happened to the hitter there?He tried to bunt couldn't reach the pitch out. He moved out of the box trying to reach it and they called it a strike...he made it difficult for Hanigan to catch the ball, but Hanny handled it perfectly. Nice call, very nice execution. :thumbup:

Wonderful Monds
09-12-2012, 10:22 PM
I thought the discussion about Chris Speier's role at the end of the inning was interesting. Not much is said about the coaches.

Focus on the Reds calling a pitch out there was also informative. Pitch out on a squeeze play. I liked that. One of the guys said the Reds seemed to foretell some things in the Houston series too. Interesting.

Man on third can score on a wild pitch and infield hit, man on second is different. I can live without that one again.

I thought it was notable given the stat he gave right after showing that Burnett led the league wild pitches recently.

Kc61
09-12-2012, 10:23 PM
I thought it was notable given the stat he gave right after showing that Burnett led the league wild pitches recently.

Fair point.

Homer over 100 pitches. He's lost out on wins lately in close games, I'm guessing Dusty runs him out there for one more inning.

Tom Servo
09-12-2012, 10:24 PM
Ludwick leadoff double

Sea Ray
09-12-2012, 10:24 PM
I thought the discussion about Chris Speier's role at the end of the inning was interesting. Not much is said about the coaches.

Focus on the Reds calling a pitch out there was also informative. Pitch out on a squeeze play. I liked that. One of the guys said the Reds seemed to foretell some things in the Houston series too. Interesting.

Man on third can score on a wild pitch and infield hit, man on second is different. I can live without that one again.

It could have been a smart hunch on Speier's part or it could have been as simple as someone stole a sign

Wonderful Monds
09-12-2012, 10:24 PM
Ludwick putting the bat on the ball tonight

Brutus
09-12-2012, 10:24 PM
I think Ludwick has gotten out of his slump.

WebScorpion
09-12-2012, 10:24 PM
Ludwick leadoff doubleGet him over...

Chip R
09-12-2012, 10:24 PM
Boy, the Pirates just can't catch a break. Looked like they would finish over .500 easy. Now, not so much.

Reds Fanatic
09-12-2012, 10:25 PM
A long out by Bruce moves Ludwick to 3rd.

Tom Servo
09-12-2012, 10:25 PM
Bruce with a deeeeeeep flyout to center, Ludwick tags and goes to third.

Wonderful Monds
09-12-2012, 10:25 PM
It could have been a smart hunch on Speier's part or it could have been as simple as someone stole a sign

I think they implied Speier has been picking up signs because they pointed out Houston had a few blown hit and runs here.

WebScorpion
09-12-2012, 10:25 PM
A long out by Bruce moves Ludwick to 3rd.Get him in...

Tom Servo
09-12-2012, 10:27 PM
Rolen sac fly to left


2-1 Redlegs

Tadasimha
09-12-2012, 10:27 PM
All right!

Chip R
09-12-2012, 10:27 PM
Hey, I wonder if Ludwick could score on a wild pitch? ;)

BuckeyeRedleg
09-12-2012, 10:27 PM
Niiice.

Brutus
09-12-2012, 10:28 PM
Get 'em on. Get 'em over. Get 'em in.

Tom Servo
09-12-2012, 10:28 PM
Heisey grounds out.

2-1 Reds after 6.

WebScorpion
09-12-2012, 10:28 PM
Rolen sac fly to left


2-1 Redlegs
Woooooooooo!
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09-12-2012, 10:30 PM
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Kc61
09-12-2012, 10:31 PM
After 6, Bailey 104 pitches, AJ 101.

Wonderful Monds
09-12-2012, 10:31 PM
Fox Sports goes belly up

Tadasimha
09-12-2012, 10:32 PM
Fox Sports goes belly up

No wonder I can't hear the call of the game anymore on mlb.tv

Wonderful Monds
09-12-2012, 10:32 PM
No wonder I can't hear the call of the game anymore on mlb.tv

Audio is intact through some low quality feed which is way behind the Pittsburgh feed they just put up.

Wonderful Monds
09-12-2012, 10:34 PM
Ahhhhhhhhhhh

Tadasimha
09-12-2012, 10:34 PM
Another LOOOOONG flyout off Homer. Hope he gets this last out quickly so they can turn it over to the pen

Kc61
09-12-2012, 10:35 PM
Homer at 3.94 ERA now.

RedsMan3203
09-12-2012, 10:35 PM
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Tadasimha
09-12-2012, 10:35 PM
Ahhhhhhhhhhh

no, no, no...it's Whooooooooooooo. ;)

Wonderful Monds
09-12-2012, 10:36 PM
no, no, no...it's Whooooooooooooo. ;)

:lol:

Kc61
09-12-2012, 10:36 PM
Homer at 115 pitches. I think this is his last batter.

Reds Fanatic
09-12-2012, 10:37 PM
Wow. What a play by Phillips!

Wonderful Monds
09-12-2012, 10:37 PM
Woooooo

WVRedsFan
09-12-2012, 10:37 PM
What a play by Dat DudeBP

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09-12-2012, 10:37 PM
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Brutus
09-12-2012, 10:37 PM
So is it gonna be Arredondo then Hoover? Hoover then Marshall? Marshall then Hoover?

WVRedsFan
09-12-2012, 10:38 PM
I'd like some more runs, please.

Wonderful Monds
09-12-2012, 10:39 PM
So is it gonna be Arredondo then Hoover? Hoover then Marshall? Marshall then Hoover?

Henry Rodriguez on the shoulders of Logan Ondrusek in a trench coat.

Tadasimha
09-12-2012, 10:39 PM
So is it gonna be Arredondo then Hoover? Hoover then Marshall? Marshall then Hoover?

Who's due up for the Pirates?

Brutus
09-12-2012, 10:39 PM
Who's due up for the Pirates?

Harrison-McCutchen-Jones

Reds Fanatic
09-12-2012, 10:40 PM
Jared Hughes in

Wonderful Monds
09-12-2012, 10:40 PM
We've got a Hughes/Phillips match up coming.

Wonderful Monds
09-12-2012, 10:41 PM
Phillips has since said the feud is not over? I don't recall that happening.

Kc61
09-12-2012, 10:41 PM
Guessing Arredondo for the 8th.

Can get lefties and righties out. Veteran presence. Rested.

RedsMan3203
09-12-2012, 10:42 PM
I hadn't heard about it "not" being over... I thought the hatch was buried.

RedsMan3203
09-12-2012, 10:42 PM
BrewCrew up 4-2.

Reds Fanatic
09-12-2012, 10:42 PM
I hadn't heard about it "not" being over... I thought the hatch was buried.

Yes this is the first I have heard anything about it not being over.

RedsMan3203
09-12-2012, 10:43 PM
Looked like Cario was just tryin to teach Homer how to shoot a bow.

Tadasimha
09-12-2012, 10:43 PM
Cairo sure is jawing and grinning in the dugout - meanwhile BP looks real serious and quiet.

Wonderful Monds
09-12-2012, 10:44 PM
Cairo sure is jawing and grinning in the dugout - meanwhile BP looks real serious and quiet.

Should he not be on deck?

Reds Fanatic
09-12-2012, 10:44 PM
This is apparently what they are talking about with Phillips - Hughes:

http://www.ketv.com/news/sports/Report-Hughes-defends-himself-against-claim-of-racist-comment/-/9674600/16581240/-/o6a14n/-/index.html

Tadasimha
09-12-2012, 10:44 PM
Should he not be on deck?

This was during Hannigans AB

Brutus
09-12-2012, 10:45 PM
Brewers are now up 7-2 on Atlanta

VR
09-12-2012, 10:46 PM
Just watched the foiled squeeze play....Homer almost threw a strike :laugh:

Wonderful Monds
09-12-2012, 10:47 PM
Hughes olÚd that one

RedsMan3203
09-12-2012, 10:47 PM
Brewers are now up 7-2 on Atlanta

And that is sad... I'm upset...


This is the start of playoffs in Fantasy Baseball... Of course I"m the one seed... Of course I'm on a bye this week.... Of course I have Rickie Weeks starting 2nd base and nothing from this week will count...

Kc61
09-12-2012, 10:48 PM
Valdez at .202 BA. Crossed the Mendoza line.

For now.

Wonderful Monds
09-12-2012, 10:48 PM
BP trying to show up someone?

Reds Fanatic
09-12-2012, 10:48 PM
And that is sad... I'm upset...


This is the start of playoffs in Fantasy Baseball... Of course I"m the one seed... Of course I'm on a bye this week.... Of course I have Rickie Weeks starting 2nd base and nothing from this week will count...

I amazed Weeks is that hot. I had him earlier this year and he was horrible for months.

Tadasimha
09-12-2012, 10:48 PM
This is apparently what they are talking about with Phillips - Hughes:

http://www.ketv.com/news/sports/Report-Hughes-defends-himself-against-claim-of-racist-comment/-/9674600/16581240/-/o6a14n/-/index.html

I missed where Phillips stated after the apology talk that he still thought Hughes had said it. From what I read he said that he heard it from someone on the Pirates, not necessarily that it was from Hughes.

RedsMan3203
09-12-2012, 10:49 PM
I amazed Weeks is that hot. I had him earlier this year and he was horrible for months.

For some reason I never paid attention to his stats this year... I didn't know he was THAT bad until he started to heat up a bit...

Needless to say, He has started every game at 2nd base for me... lol

Brutus
09-12-2012, 10:49 PM
8-2 Milwaukee now...

Reds Fanatic
09-12-2012, 10:51 PM
8-2 Milwaukee now...

Amazing there will be 5 teams within 3 games of the last wild card spot

Reds Fanatic
09-12-2012, 10:51 PM
LeCure in to pitch

Kc61
09-12-2012, 10:52 PM
Sam getting the benefit of his great outing Monday night, getting to pitch the 8th. Go to it, Sam.

VR
09-12-2012, 10:53 PM
I never imagined I'd be so anxious to get Zack Cozart back in the lineup.

Brutus
09-12-2012, 10:53 PM
Amazing there will be 5 teams within 3 games of the last wild card spot

It's shaping up to be rather chaotic. And let's not forget, if Arizona wins tonight, they'll only be 4 games back.

RedsMan3203
09-12-2012, 10:54 PM
Amazing there will be 5 teams within 3 games of the last wild card spot

So... Almost 60% of the league is playing for a playoff spot right now?

Jeesh!

Wonderful Monds
09-12-2012, 10:58 PM
lol I just heard the Price Is Right horns blare through the stadium

Kc61
09-12-2012, 10:58 PM
Two down for Sam. Garrett Jones up.

Reds Fanatic
09-12-2012, 10:58 PM
So... Almost 60% of the league is playing for a playoff spot right now?

Jeesh!

Without that extra wild card the NL playoff picture would have been pretty much wrapped up. Now there are so many scenarios you could multiple ties with several one game playoffs. There is a good article Jayson Stark wrote about all the different possibilties that someone posted today.

Brutus
09-12-2012, 11:00 PM
Sam, Sam the man!

Degenerate39
09-12-2012, 11:00 PM
Phillips is a human highlight reel

Reds Fanatic
09-12-2012, 11:00 PM
Another great play Phillips makes look easy.

WVRedsFan
09-12-2012, 11:01 PM
Without that extra wild card the NL playoff picture would have been pretty much wrapped up. Now there are so many scenarios you could multiple ties with several one game playoffs. There is a good article Jayson Stark wrote about all the different possibilties that someone posted today.And just like NASCAR's Chase, that's all you'll hear about over the next three weeks or so while the teams that proved they were good for 162 games go unnoticed.

And yes, I'd be singing another tune if the Reds were in the Wild Card picture, but they aren't. And I could care less who gets the Wild Cards.

Tom Servo
09-12-2012, 11:02 PM
Good work by LeCure

Brutus
09-12-2012, 11:02 PM
Good work by LeCure

French for, 'The Cure'

Now it's up to Hoover to suck the life out of Pittsburgh.

RedsMan3203
09-12-2012, 11:04 PM
French for, 'The Cure'

Now it's up to Hoover to suck the life out of Pittsburgh.

So... Sam "Cured" the 8th inning and now its up to Hoover to clean up the mess?

mbgrayson
09-12-2012, 11:04 PM
It's sure nice to see Sam get to pitch the 8th in a tight game. He has sure earned the chance, and tonight he justified the trust.

Might he displace Arredondo and Ondrusek as the 7th inning guy, or the 8th inning guy if Chapman or Broxton are not available?

WVRedsFan
09-12-2012, 11:05 PM
So... Sam "Cured" the 8th inning and now its up to Hoover to clean up the mess?

Ba-ba-bing!

WildcatFan
09-12-2012, 11:05 PM
The wheeee is MUCH more annoying than the whooo.

Either is better than what we used to hear fans yelling...


WHYYYYYYYYY?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Brutus
09-12-2012, 11:05 PM
So... Sam "Cured" the 8th inning and now its up to Hoover to clean up the mess?

hahaha yes!

:beerme:

Kc61
09-12-2012, 11:05 PM
Or will Marshall arrest the Pirates.

Reds Fanatic
09-12-2012, 11:06 PM
Leadoff walk to Votto.

Hoover warming up

WVRedsFan
09-12-2012, 11:06 PM
Votto is obviously not 100% and yet he reaches two times out of four. Wow.

Wonderful Monds
09-12-2012, 11:07 PM
"if you lose this game, the roof doesn't cave in on you"

Hey Chris, you don't know that.

Kc61
09-12-2012, 11:08 PM
Votto is obviously not 100% and yet he reaches two times out of four. Wow.

A bit surprised a pinch runner wasn't used for Joey.

WVRedsFan
09-12-2012, 11:09 PM
A bit surprised a pinch runner wasn't used for Joey.Me, too. Guess Dusty is fearing extras tonight.

Reds Fanatic
09-12-2012, 11:09 PM
Ludwick strikes out looking.

Wonderful Monds
09-12-2012, 11:09 PM
I feel like that "na na na na na" theme that plays over the stadium speakers is like the sports noises version of clip art.

Kc61
09-12-2012, 11:10 PM
Ludwick strikes out looking.

Or so the umpire said. Close pitch.

Wonderful Monds
09-12-2012, 11:10 PM
Whoa that was close

WebScorpion
09-12-2012, 11:10 PM
Me, too. Guess Dusty is fearing extras tonight.No, I think Joey is just feeling that good. :thumbup: Plus tomorrow is a day off.

WVRedsFan
09-12-2012, 11:10 PM
He's been calling that inconsistently

Reds Fanatic
09-12-2012, 11:11 PM
Bruce grounds out to 2nd. Votto to 2nd.

George Foster
09-12-2012, 11:11 PM
Is Bruce "0" for the series?

Tom Servo
09-12-2012, 11:11 PM
Boy if we could just get Votto, Ludwick, and Bruce all going at 100% at the same time...

Brutus
09-12-2012, 11:11 PM
Boy if we could just get Votto, Ludwick, and Bruce all going at 100% at the same time...

They're just saving it for the playoffs :)