Tagged: Brandon Phillips

August 8th Rockies

All I can say about this game was this was a black eye to our pitching staff for letting them T off us after the rain delay. The homer parade that was happening was just miserable to watch.
On the other side of the coin I was very pleased to see @datdudeBP going yard as well as my silent killer Drew Stubbs doing so as well. The only Jersey with a name on it I own is Pete Rose, but Drew and Phillips are making it hard for me to ignore them and not add on to the collection.

Here’s to hoping tonight goes better!

Reds Got What It Takes To Stay Afloat?

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4 or 5 out of first, more games than I care to think about out of wildcard chances. Is this the end of this season or just a little early to call it?

My problem is two years ago I would have been happy with a .500 season. We got that last year, and I was overjoyed with a Championship. This year I set my goals unlike most for the same, not more…was this wrong of me? Maybe, but there are some of you a little more hurt than I am right now too.

On a positive note, Brandon has been awesome, and Stubbs homer to win last night will for sure make my highlight reel for the year.

Using MLB2K10 To Do Some Spring Training Fortune Telling!

So I’ve been playing a lot of MLB2K10..

And I’ve seen a pattern with my MLB today games.  These are games where you
play the same game as what your team is going to play that day, and what I’ve
seen is when I lose there, they lose.  Win I win, they win. So I’m going to do a
prediction for today’s Diamondback’s game.

The Reds will lose today.

It won’t even be close sadly.  Maybe something like 7 to 2.

Brandon Phillips will either try to steal or at least slide into 2nd.

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Joey Votto will have a double..

 

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The Diamondback’s pitching will be awful and will give us the walks if we
want them in the beginning, but  their defense will be right on.

 

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It’s almost 3 o’clock so let’s see what happens!

Sources Are Already Reporting Reds Are Out Of Money!!

I don’t get it. Walt can you help me?

walt on cell 2.jpg    I just need some clarification when you say we’re dropping a couple million…million in player payroll for the 2010 season.  I read this leak this morning and just about drove to Chicago to see you about it.  We’ve gone through this before, and if you recall  (or at least loyal readers recall..) you never like it when we actually talk in person. (disclaimer: Walt doesn’t even know my name, much less worried about me, but I think it adds something doesn’t it?)  So what’s the deal? Fanhouse has got you on record saying that we’re trimming intstead of adding.  Didn’t we do that last year? 

 

Look I understand we have attendence issues, thus meaning we have cash flow issues.  If that means we got to trim I get it.  But why are you going about it this way? I mean let’s look at things.

You’re putting in new grass in the infield that couldn’t have been cheap.

You’re building a new facility for spring training.  I get that it was needed, but looking at the photos you really didn’t cut corners here either.

But hey you’re the man.  You know what’s needed to bring us back to the top.

 

What’s that Walt?  We might have to trade a few of our higher caliber players to free up payroll?  You’re saying Brandon’s on the list? Our gold glove 4th best in the league infielder, proably the best catch we have…We don’t have the payroll to keep him?  Hmmm.

 

Walt…you there?  Nope he hung up…guess he realized that his phone bill was getting to big too and decided to get rid of it too…. Yeah that’s it.

 

 

Come on! Give The Reds Some All Star Love!

Come on fans!  You’ve got 25 votes per person for the All Star Game, could you give a few to some Reds?  I mean really there are some great players on the Reds that deserve to be on the National League team.

Joey Votto: How many of you have cursed his name this year..be honest

Brandon Phillips: A Gold Glove winner isn’t deserving?

Jay Bruuuuuuce: our home run maker, play maker

I’m not being greedy, I’m not asking for all of them to make it, but one…just one.

 

 

 

Live Blogging After 6th on 4-8 Reds vs Mets

Ever have anyone blog a game midway through?

Well now you have.

It’s the top of the 6th and here I am!

So I’ve been watching the game as a whole for most part.  Done some work here and there so I can’t say I’ve watched every pitch,but is it me or did Vouquez seem a little rusty?

 

Summary

In the first the Mets Carlos Delgado hits a homer…bad for the Reds, good for my fantasy team.

Then we say..Oh YEAH  and Joey Votto gives us a 3 run homer to take the lead, good for the Reds, not for my fantasy team (you can thank me later!)

 

Then in the 2nd

Pelfry does something we don’t see and balks

The rest seems to be the basic manufacturing of runs for the rest of scoring which brought the score to 4-5 Mets.

In another oddity we had a double steal attempt by the Reds in the bottom of the 5th trying to tie up the game.

So bouncing around I know..

We are seeing a lot of strange steal attempts from both the Reds and Mets

 

So now I’m watching the Met’s walk Reds after Reds here in the 6th.

I’m watching Darnell McDonald and I have to admit I don’t know him as he slow grounds out the inning.

I watched him and others during opening day and didn’t seem to see the electricity I was hoping to see from Reds fans on an opening day.

Moving into the 7th

Mike Lincoln takes to pitching

 I have to admit I’ve never seen s straight drop curve ball like his, it’s hard to hit and get a read on.

With only 1 rund down this game is still close enough even without the homer generating team the Reds once were to come back, but we’ve got to keep the Met’s at bay here.

No sooner than I say this and Delgado hits and allows Wright to score..

Any help here would be nice…we’re now down by two. 

6 walks today…sigh

Bases loaded for some guy named Schnieder who of course has a history of hitting homers against Lincoln according the announcer.  What does he do…hits in 3 runs

that makes the score 9 mets reds 4.

Watching Dusty I’m thinking he’s about to kick some butt, or at least have to buy a new hat for as many times as hes thrown it.  LOL

Bottom of the 7th..here we go…

New Pitcher for the Mets

Chris Dickerson is batting….does he have a white bat?  Who has a white bat?

I like his stance, and he’s good at picking his pitch thus far.

and he’s out swiinging.

Joey Votto’s back up.

He doesn’t seem to have a special style when he hits, but I do like the point that he indeed can swing the mechanics of hitting well.  Good single.

Go Brandon!!

Brandon I think is about as close as we get to a home run hitter nowadays.

Votto’s currently leading in HR’s, but it’s still Phillips as he hits a single and we’re to the corners with Votto on 3rd and Phillips on 1st.

Bruce is up.

Big bat, Votto scores!  But slow butt Phillips can’t pull 2nd, but we save a guy for 1st.

Walked Encarnacion, and now we’re on 1st and 2nd

Green comes in to pitch for the Mets.

 1st pitch and Hernandez hits the right field wall!  Yes! Score 6-9  Thank you my new catcher..thank you, thank you.

But that’s all we get for this inning.

Top of the 8th here we go.

Jared Burton?  Barely know this guy, I’m listening to the announcers listening to them talk about him being a rule 5 pick and injury prone.  Why did we keep him?  Big slider pitcher so far. 

Random thought: I love McRibs

Going to the bottom of the 8th still 9-6.

Looks like we may actually see Taveras hit.

Let’s see how he does, supposively had the flu as of late, this was just a push due to a need for a pinch hitter. Which mind you he isn’t a solid batting avg.

He’s just watching pitches, as the announcers go through a list of his injuries.

Good hit! To the wall!  He goes for a triple!  Ok so he’s not so bad…

Now Dickerson up to bat.  Pop fly, but it gets Taveras in as a tag up.

Good job Willy!

Now Votto…out

Welcome to the 9th

 Here come Arthur Rhodes pitching for the Reds…Can we hold them?

You really should go to

McRib.com

It’s kinda funny really.

Inning goes 1,2,3.

Bottom of the 9th here we come, only down by 2!

Come on Reds!

Francisco Rodriguez pitches for the Mets.

Wild pitch

He tried to hit Phillips

Bruce on Deck.

Walked Phillips, and now the man with the plan BRRRRRRUUUUUCE!

inside, ball 1

low, ball 2

come on….

strike 1

Ball 3

Are they going to walk him?

pop up, darn it, but it’s only 1 out.

Edwin’s up

I think they’ll walk Edwin…Delgado takes his foot off the bag!  he’s safe and now we’ve got the corners!  As Phillips steals 3rd (which he shouldn’t have done)

Rodrigez just walked Hernandez.  Bases loaded, 1 out.  Avoid double play guys!!!

Rodrigez is throwing wild..come on!!

2-0…baby, and finally a strike, and strike 2.

Here it comes…

full count

strike out.

Nix is up, new guy to me.  This has turned into a close one with bases loaded.

Come on crowd chant for goodness sake!

Pop out…but it was close

So we lose, something that we don’t do at home all that often, and we fought it out tonight unlike opening day.  I’ll take it.  Losing a game with the bases loaded and every oppertunity to take it.   Okay then, good night.