Tagged: Ramon Hernandez

Hernandez for 3 Million Dollars…hmmm

I’m Happy..

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I’m Sad….

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I really don’t know what to think.  I fully believe we need a veteran catcher (hence the happy), but I’m not sure Hernandez is that guy even at 3 million dollars (hence the sad) and we were willing to do it even though we have some good talent who’s proven themselves already. (hence the confusion)

So what I’m gathering from all of this is we are praying that Hernandez stays healthy for a full season and catches for all?  The majority?  Half?  the season?  (I don’t know you tell me..)

What I’m happy to see for our money strapped team is that we trimmed the budget by 5+ million so that should help pad us some from trading some our our other key players. 

So what do you think?

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome Willy..Welcome

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I’m not a fan of the jersey your wearing in this picture Willy…There’s something not quite right about it….It’s missing color, tradition, you know something that one of the oldest ball clubs in baseball would have.  Not to mention look at that sad face.  Oh I can’t stand it any longer.

HERE!

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Isn’t that better?  Sure it is…Need a little more?  Look at that smile…Okay..Okay how about 6 million with another million in bonuses over the next two years?  Better?  Good deal…Hey that’s it, it was a GOOD DEAL.  Everyone gets something, we didn’t break the bank, he’s even giving some of it to charity!  The kids even win!  This is the way it should be!  You do have the right to be smiling.

I can’t wait to see if we do something else with free agents this off season, but if we do I hope it’s as good as this move and the Hernandez move.  It really seems like we have our heads in the right place going into this new season.