April 19, 2007

Reds Looking to Kick Some Astro

C. Trent has the line-ups. He says that Griffey's out because he's sick.

Your Cincinnati Reds
Ryan Freel CF
Adam Dunn LF
Brandon Phillips 2B
Josh Hamilton RF
Edwin Encarnación 3B
Scott Hatteberg 1B
Alex Gonzalez SS
David Ross C
Bronson Arroyo P

Those Darn Astros
Chris Burke CF
Mark Loretta 2B
Lance Berkman 1B
Carlos Lee LF
Luke Scott RF
Morgan Ensberg 3B
Adam Everett SS
Humberto Quintero C
Woody Williams P

64 comments to “Reds Looking to Kick Some Astro”

  1. BubbaFan says:

    The bullpen is being massively overused, but I’m not sure what the problem is. Starters being pulled too soon? Too much lefty-righty matchup crap? Or do they just suck?

  2. KC2HMZ says:

    I do think Narron’s overdoing it with the lefty/righty matchups, but I also think Zeldink’s right, Weathers got the ground ball that could have ended the inning, the defense botched it.

  3. Zeldink says:

    Narron’s strong suit has never been bullpen management, but it’s hard to say why the relievers suck so much now when they were so good a week ago.

    Why was Arroyo taken out when he was? It seemed early to me.

  4. Red Hot Mama says:

    And all we can do is wish and say what-if and wait for the bullpen’s salvation: Gary Majewski.

    😥

  5. KC2HMZ says:

    Arroyo was up to 96 pitches according to the Associated Press feed.

  6. BubbaFan says:

    I just can’t believe it. We seemed so deep in pitching in spring training. Now…

  7. Red Hot Mama says:

    Last round-up time for the Reds. At the beginning of the game, it looked so much like we wouldn’t have to hear George utter those words!

    Here’s a question for you: on whom will Narron take out his anger? He loves Weathers; I don’t think it’s going to be him. Coffey is making himself a prime target with his pitching lately.

  8. KC2HMZ says:

    And my pager is going off, I’m going to have to duck out. :(

    Sorry, duty calls. Bye for now!

  9. Red Hot Mama says:

    Castro should be DFA’d for that swing.

  10. Red Hot Mama says:

    Go get ’em, HMZ

  11. Zeldink says:

    I’m thinking that Coffey seems a prime candidate. I believe he has options, too. Assuming either of Bray or Majewski are healthy and ready, I could see Coffey being shipped down to make room for one of them.

    Something has to be done, and I think that might be the easiest at this point.

  12. Red Hot Mama says:

    Wowza that sucked. But it was nice to chat with you guys, while my site was up. Thanks for dropping by. :)

  13. BubbaFan says:

    [quote]Weathers got the ground ball that could have ended the inning, the defense botched it.[/quote]
    That’s true. Defense counts. Freakin’ Luke Scott (or is Scott Luke?) made two great plays in right field that probably kept runs off the board.

    While we had all kinds of problems. A-Gon missing that catch. (Though he probably has other things on his mind, understandably.) Ross kicking one (literally).

    Funny, they were supposed to be improving the pitching and defense…