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klw
04-03-2016, 09:23 AM
Pitching matchup:
14. RHP Raisel Iglesias, Reds vs. RHP Jeremy Hellickson, Phillies


Iglesias is pretty interesting! His mediocre 4.15 ERA (95 ERA+) last year made it easy to overlook very promising strikeout (9.8 K/9), walk (2.6 BB/9), and ground ball (47.2 percent) rates. Plus he's got some old school craftiness, throwing different pitches from different arm angles and whatnot.I would have ranked this matchup higher if Hellickson was not the most vanilla pitcher going on Opening Day.
http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/eye-on-baseball/25538256/2016-opening-day-pitching-matchups-kluber-vs-price-tops-the-list

Weather:
http://www.wcpo.com/weather/looking-ahead-opening-day-forecast

I expect a few isolated showers to roll through tomorrow morning, but the bulk of this will be very light and spotty. Rain chances are highest before the parade, but they're only at 30% right now!
Have an umbrella ready!
The game forecast has improved too! We'll see isolated sprinkles as we wrap up the parade, but the game looks dry as a cold front sneaks to our south. Temperatures will fall into the 40s during the game, so grab a sweater or jacket for the evening!

Hotlinked Radar:
http://images.intellicast.com/WxImages/RadarLoop/day_None_anim.gif


This claims to be all you need to know for opening day:
http://www.wcpo.com/sports/baseball/reds/everything-you-need-to-know-for-reds-opening-day

Mark Sheldon ‏@m_sheldon 4m4 minutes ago
Mark Sheldon Retweeted Clayton Ober

When it's out, I will pass it along. Media meets with Price at 9:30. roster due at Noon I believe.

Parade Map and Road closures here:
http://www.wcpo.com/entertainment/local-a-e/opening-day-2016-parade-map

Here is the Gameday preview page:
http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2016_04_04_phimlb_cinmlb_1#game=2016 _04_04_phimlb_cinmlb_1,game_state=Pregame

http://m.mlb.com/news/article/170256000/mlb-regular-season-opens-with-three-games?game_pk=446874

Phillies' projected Opening Day lineup
Cesar Hernandez, 2B
Odubel Herrera, CF
Maikel Franco, 1B
Ryan Howard, 1B
Carlos Ruiz, C
Peter Bourjos, RF
Tyler Goeddel, LF
Freddy Galvis, SS
Jeremy Hellickson, RHP

Reds' projected Opening Day lineup
Zack Cozart, SS
Eugenio Suarez, 3B
Joey Votto, 1B
Brandon Phillips, 2B
Jay Bruce, RF
Devin Mesoraco, C
Adam Duvall, LF
Raisel Iglesias, RHP
Billy Hamilton, CF

Cant Touch This
04-03-2016, 10:08 AM
The Reds should bunt down the 3B line all day long.

lollipopcurve
04-03-2016, 10:30 AM
Philly and Atlanta both tanking with abandon.

UPRedsFan
04-03-2016, 11:49 AM
The Reds should bunt down the 3B line all day long.

Gonna be a little crowded at 1b.

klw
04-03-2016, 12:37 PM
Mark Sheldon
Mark Sheldon – Verified account ‏@m_sheldon


No #reds lineup for Monday revealed yet. However Price said Duvall will start in LF

marcshoe
04-03-2016, 01:10 PM
Gonna be a little crowded at 1b.

They're going with an extreme shift where Franco plays first all the way over near third base.

corkedbat
04-03-2016, 07:52 PM
They're going with an extreme shift where Franco plays first all the way over near third base.

Howard too. :evil:

Raisor
04-03-2016, 08:38 PM
Hey ump! Is this your phone? Because it has three missed calls!

(Warming up for tomorrow)

RedTeamGo!
04-03-2016, 10:00 PM
Let's go!

This is going to be a fun season! I am genuinely excited to watch the young players grow!

redhawkfish
04-04-2016, 08:11 AM
Happy Opening Day to all! I got the annual "eye roll" from my wife this morning when I told her "Life begins again today!"

klw
04-04-2016, 08:47 AM
https://mlblogsmarksheldon.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/img_0818.jpg?w=555



Dawn of a new season

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A roster move putting Bailey on the 60 day DL is expected today.

Joel Luckhaupt ‏@jluckhaupt 18h18 hours ago
Joel Luckhaupt Retweeted CBJ

Oldest: Simon 34 years, 331 days
Youngest: Finnegan 22 years, 355 days

Joel Luckhaupt ‏@jluckhaupt 18h18 hours ago

#Reds average age of 25-man OD roster (assuming it's Stephenson getting the call): 28 years, 140 days old. Down from 30yrs, 48days in 2015

Joel Luckhaupt ‏@jluckhaupt 15m15 minutes ago

#Reds only have 10 players on this year's Opening Day 25-man roster who were only last year's OD 25-man roster. (Doesn't included injured)

klw
04-04-2016, 09:41 AM
Tucker Barnhart ‏@Tucker_Barnhart 18m18 minutes ago

Hey @Reds I hear there's a big event going on today downtown...

Tucker Barnhart ‏@Tucker_Barnhart 1h1 hour ago

#OpeningDay should be treated as a national holiday! Time to start this marathon up!

Anthony DeSclafani ‏@ADeSclafani 36m36 minutes ago

@Reds Opening Day is here! Excited to get this season underway! #OpeningDay

klw
04-04-2016, 09:42 AM
http://ramsey.mlblogs.com/2016/04/04/opening-day-rundown-of-pregame-events/


Today the Reds will open the season at home for the 140th time in team history.

The 97th Findlay Market Opening Day Parade is scheduled to kick off at 12PM today. The Grand Marshal of this year’s parade is the Manager of the 1990 World Series champions, Lou Piniella. Reds mascots and the Scotts Reds Rally Pack will be joined by pitchers Brandon Finnegan & Alfredo Simon as participants in this year’s parade. With 175 entries, the parade is expected to finish up at approximately 2PM.

From 11AM-3:30PM today the Reds Community Fund is hosting the 5th Annual Opening Day Block Party on the streets of The Banks. Proceeds from the Block Party will benefit the P&G MLB Urban Youth Academy.

LIVE coverage of Opening Day in Cincinnati begins on FOX Sports Ohio today at 10AM. FSO will have multiple broadcast locations around the city including inside GABP, at the RCF Block Party & throughout the Opening Day Parade.

All gates to Great American Ball Park will open at 2:10PM today. However, gate opening times may be adjusted in accordance with Cincinnati Fire Code should the crowd size outside the gates dictate it so. Weather permitting, the Reds are scheduled to take on-field batting practice from 1:25-2:15PM, following by the Phillies from 2:20-3:10PM.

Traditional Opening Day pregame ceremonies are scheduled to begin at 3:28PM and will include:
• A Military Appreciation Ceremony honoring several veterans and active duty service members. Congressman Dr. Brad Wenstrup will join us in honoring these Heroes.
• The Rosie Reds will make their traditional presentation of Opening Day Plaques to Managers Pete Mackanin & Bryan Price.
• Representatives from the Findlay Market will join us to make their traditional presentation of a Findlay Market merchants basket to Reds Manager Bryan Price.
• A giant 300’x150’ American flag will be unfurled during the singing of our National Anthem by members of the Cincinnati Firefighters Union Local 48.
• We will introduce the rosters of both teams prior to the singing of our National Anthem.
• We will have a Moment of Remembrance prior to the Anthem to honor the lives of Jeff Barton, Charles “Whip” Davis, Eddie Milner, Jim O’Toole & Bernie Stowe as well as other members of the Reds family who passed away this offseason.
• Honor Guards from the United States Coast Guard, Army, Air Force, Marines Corps & Navy will present colors in our traditional “Parade of Colors”.
• 20-year old Denver, KY native Marlana VanHoose will lead us in the singing of our National Anthem.
• An E-2C Hawkeye and an E-2D Hawkeye, both part of the VAW-120 “Greyhawks” Squadron, located at the US Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia, will perform a pregame flyover.
• Manager of the 1990 Wire-to-Wire World Champions Reds and current Special Consultant to Baseball Operations Lou Piniella will offer up today’s ceremonial first pitch. Catching the pitch will be 1990 World Series Champion and current Reds third base coach Billy Hatcher.
• Former Reds outfielder Greg Vaughn, who finished 4th in the National League MVP voting his only season with the Reds (’99), will serve as today’s Honorary Captain.

Leading us in the singing of God Bless America today during the middle of the 7th inning break will be the talented local singing group, The Mistics. Following the singing of God Bless America we will introduce the crew from today’s pregame flyover.

Tom Servo
04-04-2016, 10:03 AM
Reds gonna win this game.

klw
04-04-2016, 10:39 AM
Jamie Ramsey ‏@Jamieblog 2m2 minutes ago

Hamilton batting ninth today. @Reds with the rest of the lineup in a sec.

BlackPete Ibold
04-04-2016, 10:40 AM
Watching the pregame, preparade stuff and getting excited for this whole friggin day.

Is it too early to start drankin? Cause I'm about to start it up!!!

Tom Servo
04-04-2016, 10:45 AM
http://www.sporcle.com/games/tk925/reds_lineups

I've done this quiz so many times it's no longer even a challenge, but figured it might be for others!

klw
04-04-2016, 10:48 AM
https://mlblogsmarksheldon.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/img_0818.jpg?w=555

RedTeamGo!
04-04-2016, 10:56 AM
Everyone can go home. ESPN has announced the Cubs have won the 2016 World Series and Kris Bryant has won MVP.

androosh
04-04-2016, 11:30 AM
Everyone can go home. ESPN has announced the Cubs have won the 2016 World Series and Kris Bryant has won MVP.Edit: Nevermind, apparently last night's game was a spring training game even though they're playing the same team today for their opening game.

Strikes Out Looking
04-04-2016, 12:12 PM
Everyone can go home. ESPN has announced the Cubs have won the 2016 World Series and Kris Bryant has won MVP.

I will go out on a limb and say neither of these two things will happen.

durl
04-04-2016, 12:46 PM
I've been waiting all winter to get snarky with you all in a game thread. Opening Day is here!!!

durl
04-04-2016, 12:49 PM
I realize we have a lot of weak spots. Still, I hope Cozart's hitting picks up where he left off last season and that Suarez will truly impress. Bruce needs a huge year...here's hoping he starts off right.

SirFelixCat
04-04-2016, 01:12 PM
Can't wait. Sadly, have to watch the DVR as we get home after the game starts. Making hot dogs in honor of OD! :)

Red Raindog
04-04-2016, 01:52 PM
http://www.sporcle.com/games/tk925/reds_lineups

I've done this quiz so many times it's no longer even a challenge, but figured it might be for others!

looks too much like homework and I quit doing that many decades ago

:cool:

Chuckie
04-04-2016, 02:14 PM
Does anyone who lives in Columbus know what channel the game will be on today? With the crappy Blue Jackets playing this evening, the Reds game has been moved to whatever the auxiliary FS Ohio channel is. Looked through my guide channel, but couldn't find the game. I think in past years it was some weird channel like 92 (which isn't even showing up now).

Thanks for any help. And screw bad NHL hockey in April that prevents the Reds from being on the regular FS Ohio channel.

Eric from NC
04-04-2016, 02:29 PM
With the non work friendly 4 pm start would love to see some photos if people don't mind sharing from their social media page.

REDREAD
04-04-2016, 02:37 PM
Does anyone who lives in Columbus know what channel the game will be on today? With the crappy Blue Jackets playing this evening, the Reds game has been moved to whatever the auxiliary FS Ohio channel is. Looked through my guide channel, but couldn't find the game. I think in past years it was some weird channel like 92 (which isn't even showing up now).

Thanks for any help. And screw bad NHL hockey in April that prevents the Reds from being on the regular FS Ohio channel.

On Time Warner, they sometimes use the Jewelry channel as Fox Sports Alternate. I can't remember the number, but I think that's the 92ish number.
What really blows is that sometimes TM doesn't even bother to air it when the blue jackets or crew is on..
Not sure about Wow or the other carriers.

Chuckie
04-04-2016, 03:17 PM
On Time Warner, they sometimes use the Jewelry channel as Fox Sports Alternate. I can't remember the number, but I think that's the 92ish number.
What really blows is that sometimes TM doesn't even bother to air it when the blue jackets or crew is on..
Not sure about Wow or the other carriers.

Yeah, should have mentioned I have WOW.

Finally found the channels. 242 for HD (105 non-HD).

Boom!

Larkin11
04-04-2016, 03:26 PM
No matter how bad the Reds could possibly be this year, I'm still just as excited as ever for Opening Day.

And besides Cozart leading off, I actually really like the lineup today.

redsrule2500
04-04-2016, 03:37 PM
Cleveland cancelled Home Opener..wow! 30 Cleveland, 54 Cincinnati. That's incredible.

RedTeamGo!
04-04-2016, 03:46 PM
Cleveland cancelled Home Opener..wow! 30 Cleveland, 54 Cincinnati. That's incredible.

It's definitely crappy here today, but I am shocked they cancelled.

powersackers
04-04-2016, 03:51 PM
Votto a no show for on field Intros? Or was it just bad camera work?

kaldaniels
04-04-2016, 03:56 PM
Duvall vs a RHP? Not going with a -handed platoon?

KronoRed
04-04-2016, 03:56 PM
Guy checking his phone during national anthem, throw him out!

Kilgore_Trout
04-04-2016, 04:01 PM
That girl had some good pipes.

Now let's see some baseball!

durl
04-04-2016, 04:02 PM
Marlana nails it every single time. She's amazing.

Wonderful Monds
04-04-2016, 04:03 PM
Votto a no show for on field Intros? Or was it just bad camera work?

You are correct

Tom Servo
04-04-2016, 04:03 PM
Duvall vs a RHP? Not going with a -handed platoon?
I'm guessing the idea is that Duvall has played in more major league games and might be 'more prepared' to start on Opening Day, kinda like Hatteberg starting on Opening Day over Votto in 2008.

Or Price is just a dummy.

kaldaniels
04-04-2016, 04:04 PM
Votto called out by the announcing crew for missing the intro.

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I'm guessing the idea is that Duvall has played in more major league games and might be 'more prepared' to start on Opening Day, kinda like Hatteberg starting on Opening Day over Votto in 2008.

Or Price is just a dummy.

Don't tell TRF.

BluegrassRedleg
04-04-2016, 04:04 PM
Cleveland cancelled Home Opener..wow! 30 Cleveland, 54 Cincinnati. That's incredible.

And 72 in Lexington today. Some pretty wild gaps.

CySeymour
04-04-2016, 04:04 PM
Votto called out by the announcing crew for missing the intro.

DId he miss it because he just didn't want to go out or was there an actual issue he had to take care of?

bagz
04-04-2016, 04:05 PM
Good to see Lou throw out the first pitch and in a Red uniform.

Cherokee
04-04-2016, 04:05 PM
Let's do this.... :thumbup:

RedsLvr
04-04-2016, 04:06 PM
DId he miss it because he just didn't want to go out or was there an actual issue he had to take care of?

Does it matter? He's not paid to just walk out there.

durl
04-04-2016, 04:07 PM
Win this one for Bernie, guys.

RedTeamGo!
04-04-2016, 04:08 PM
10546

Larkin Fan
04-04-2016, 04:10 PM
Baseball is finally here. I've missed you, old friend.

durl
04-04-2016, 04:12 PM
Woohoo!!! Baseball has officially begun!

KronoRed
04-04-2016, 04:12 PM
At least it stayed in the park.

Kc61
04-04-2016, 04:12 PM
Baseball is finally here. I've missed you, old friend.

Still?

Tom Servo
04-04-2016, 04:12 PM
ground rule double. Season is over.

androosh
04-04-2016, 04:13 PM
Yay! Now that we're out of spring training there are more people to make fun of my one-liners in here!

BluegrassRedleg
04-04-2016, 04:13 PM
That's it. I'm selling my playoff tickets.

durl
04-04-2016, 04:13 PM
They're attacking Iglesias on every pitch.

Tom Servo
04-04-2016, 04:13 PM
Who in the blue hell is Cedric Hunter?

KronoRed
04-04-2016, 04:14 PM
ground rule double. Season is over.

Billy should have had that, he's a slacker, Votto skipped introductions, he's a malcontent.

That cover it so far? :D

Raisor
04-04-2016, 04:14 PM
Who in the blue hell is Cedric Hunter?

Someone that Cedric needs to stay away from.

tomnuetten
04-04-2016, 04:15 PM
my home town soccer team just won and are now on top of the 2. bundesliga again and now Reds baseball is back... couldnt be a better day ;)

Go Reds

durl
04-04-2016, 04:16 PM
Iglesias can't get the ball down, it seems. Phillies are swinging away...give them trash to swing at.

durl
04-04-2016, 04:17 PM
K

Tom Servo
04-04-2016, 04:17 PM
Herrera running up Iglesias' pitch count already, jerk.

Iggy K's him though.

KronoRed
04-04-2016, 04:18 PM
Thom's first mention of his favorite play..the bunt.

RedsLvr
04-04-2016, 04:19 PM
Well done kid!

durl
04-04-2016, 04:19 PM
Last 2 batters keep pitch count down. Awesome!

NebraskaRed
04-04-2016, 04:19 PM
After that double, that was some fine work by Iglesias

Tom Servo
04-04-2016, 04:20 PM
Scoreless first for Iggy after the leadoff double! :)

BluegrassRedleg
04-04-2016, 04:20 PM
The Demon's Head does not fear your opening GRD.

Larkin Fan
04-04-2016, 04:21 PM
Nicely handled by Iglesias.

CySeymour
04-04-2016, 04:22 PM
Iglesias for Cy Young Award!

RedsLvr
04-04-2016, 04:23 PM
Zack Cozart for MVP!

Red Raindog
04-04-2016, 04:23 PM
our new and great lead off man ---- yee haw!

Larkin Fan
04-04-2016, 04:23 PM
Cozart is moving well.

durl
04-04-2016, 04:23 PM
Cozart picks up where he left off. Nice 2B.

NebraskaRed
04-04-2016, 04:23 PM
Cozart laughs at all of us

tomnuetten
04-04-2016, 04:23 PM
Cozart as leadoff hitter, Price is a genius :thumbup:

bagz
04-04-2016, 04:23 PM
Yeah Baby!!!!!!!!

Tom Servo
04-04-2016, 04:23 PM
Cozart the extra base hit machine

Red Raindog
04-04-2016, 04:23 PM
bunt?


ducks for cover

androosh
04-04-2016, 04:24 PM
I, for one, welcome our new lead off overlord.

KronoRed
04-04-2016, 04:24 PM
bunt?


ducks for cover
Suarez swings away, Votto needs to bunt.

durl
04-04-2016, 04:25 PM
Hellickson doesn't look as though he can fool hitters.

BluegrassRedleg
04-04-2016, 04:25 PM
Good ol' Ryan Howard. We'll take it.

1-0 Redlegs

Red Raindog
04-04-2016, 04:25 PM
ahh - defense

Boston Red
04-04-2016, 04:25 PM
The Phillies are going to be worse than us!

Tom Servo
04-04-2016, 04:25 PM
Hellickson doesn't look as though he can fool hitters.
He's not very good at all.

Larkin Fan
04-04-2016, 04:25 PM
Ha, Reds are on the board.

BluegrassRedleg
04-04-2016, 04:25 PM
Votto fails to drive in that run. /ducks

Boston Red
04-04-2016, 04:25 PM
Marty just called Votto "incredible"!

NebraskaRed
04-04-2016, 04:25 PM
LOLPhillies

OesterPoster
04-04-2016, 04:26 PM
Checking the schedule to see how many times they play the Phillies...

KronoRed
04-04-2016, 04:27 PM
Bat avg higher then on base percentage?

Tom Servo
04-04-2016, 04:27 PM
Has Hellickson thrown a ball 90 mph yet?

androosh
04-04-2016, 04:27 PM
Facebook didn't get the memo we traded The Toddfather away. Or perhaps they just refuse to accept it.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa312/the_fuzzy_penguin/Random/Capture_zps05fhojck.png

Red Raindog
04-04-2016, 04:28 PM
Marty just called Votto "incredible"!

you sure it wasn't inedible?

Boston Red
04-04-2016, 04:28 PM
This Votto guy is killing us.

Larkin Fan
04-04-2016, 04:28 PM
Votto sucks.

KronoRed
04-04-2016, 04:29 PM
Trade the overpaid bum.

Tom Servo
04-04-2016, 04:29 PM
Bust.

androosh
04-04-2016, 04:29 PM
you sure it wasn't inedible?Never heard of cannibals, eh?

CySeymour
04-04-2016, 04:29 PM
He should have went up there looking for a walk!

Red Raindog
04-04-2016, 04:30 PM
Trade the overpaid bum.

he didn't even act mad -- jeeeesh

durl
04-04-2016, 04:31 PM
I think the mics in the stands picked up Phillips' yell. He wasn't happy with that swing.

Larkin Fan
04-04-2016, 04:31 PM
Bourjos is impressive. Playing CF and RF as well.

Boston Red
04-04-2016, 04:31 PM
Bruce owes us a HR here for not being traded.

durl
04-04-2016, 04:32 PM
He should have went up there looking for a walk!
It's like Hellickson is either throwing BP or balls. Reds should be on base a lot.

KronoRed
04-04-2016, 04:34 PM
Take the walk Jay.

Tom Servo
04-04-2016, 04:35 PM
It's like I said all offseason, Cozart is the only Reds hitter worth a damn.

kaldaniels
04-04-2016, 04:35 PM
Bryce Harper has homered already.

Eric from NC
04-04-2016, 04:35 PM
Was pleasantly surprised this game is on in Charlotte on Time Warner Cable in Charlotte since TV Guide listed UFC as the viewing option. Stadium looks great. They even have lead thanks to R.Howard, and I am actually happy to hear Thom on the microphone, although I'm not sure how long that will last.

PXShaman
04-04-2016, 04:36 PM
Take the walk Jay.

Yeah the walk back to the dugout.

RedsLvr
04-04-2016, 04:36 PM
Take the walk Jay.

His plate discipline on the outside half of the plate is one of the worst I've ever seen.

REDREAD
04-04-2016, 04:37 PM
DId he miss it because he just didn't want to go out or was there an actual issue he had to take care of?

The fancy coffee machine auction he was watching on ebay was about to end :)

BluegrassRedleg
04-04-2016, 04:39 PM
Nasty location. :thumbup:

durl
04-04-2016, 04:39 PM
Hunter: frozen.

tomnuetten
04-04-2016, 04:39 PM
nice pitch to get the k looking...

Cherokee
04-04-2016, 04:39 PM
yeah, nice pitch

Boston Red
04-04-2016, 04:40 PM
So the Phillies' opening day CF and 6th place hitter is a 28 year-old with 4 career at-bats? That's some quality tanking.

Tom Servo
04-04-2016, 04:41 PM
So the Phillies' opening day CF and 6th place hitter is a 28 year-old with 4 career at-bats? That's some quality tanking.
Even better, LF. He's their big bopper.

tomnuetten
04-04-2016, 04:42 PM
and another k looking :) nice

Boston Red
04-04-2016, 04:42 PM
Even better, LF. He's their big bopper.

Ah, you're right. I was looking at his ESPN player card, and they called him a centerfielder.

BluegrassRedleg
04-04-2016, 04:42 PM
Filthy, Part II

durl
04-04-2016, 04:42 PM
Iggy is working the edges VERY well. Nice mix of speeds too.

BluegrassRedleg
04-04-2016, 04:43 PM
So the Phillies' opening day CF and 6th place hitter is a 28 year-old with 4 career at-bats? That's some quality tanking.

City of Tankers

bagz
04-04-2016, 04:43 PM
Another K:thumbup:

Larkin Fan
04-04-2016, 04:43 PM
Ouch.

tomnuetten
04-04-2016, 04:43 PM
were bad again

Boston Red
04-04-2016, 04:43 PM
Nice call there Marty.

durl
04-04-2016, 04:43 PM
I withdraw my previous post.

BluegrassRedleg
04-04-2016, 04:43 PM
GABP Special. #sigh

Phils 2
Reds 1

Tom Servo
04-04-2016, 04:44 PM
Well that wasn't good.

Boston Red
04-04-2016, 04:44 PM
I had high hopes for this team. Now they are dashed.

Raisor
04-04-2016, 04:44 PM
Well that wasn't good.

Who made you the authority on good?

George Anderson
04-04-2016, 04:44 PM
You know its gonna be a lousy year when you just turn into Marty for the first time and the first words out of his mouth are "The Phillies just took a 2-1 lead"

Raisor
04-04-2016, 04:45 PM
K's the side

RedsLvr
04-04-2016, 04:45 PM
Not by any means expecting that to be caught, but was it just me or did it seem like that was the first time Jay Bruce has encountered a wall.

RedsfaninMT
04-04-2016, 04:46 PM
Freddy Galvis, he of the 7 HR last year, is now on pace for 162 HR.

durl
04-04-2016, 04:46 PM
Not by any means expecting that to be caught, but was it just me or did it seem like that was the first time Jay Bruce has encountered a wall.
Timed better, he could have had it, I believe. He overran it.

Boston Red
04-04-2016, 04:47 PM
Freddy Galvis, he of the 7 HR last year, is now on pace for 162 HR.

More like 648.

Raisor
04-04-2016, 04:47 PM
Freddy Galvis, he of the 7 HR last year, is now on pace for 162 HR.

Today.

NebraskaRed
04-04-2016, 04:49 PM
Not by any means expecting that to be caught, but was it just me or did it seem like that was the first time Jay Bruce has encountered a wall.

He has some experience with floating near a wall

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/b3/bd/42/b3bd42f44f98f693e4e2ad00a593878b.jpg

androosh
04-04-2016, 04:49 PM
After Cozart's hit to start the game and how each at bat has gone since, Hamilton will surely get a hit in his first at bat. Today is opposite day after all, apparently.

Larkin Fan
04-04-2016, 04:50 PM
Who made you the authority on good?

Shutup.

durl
04-04-2016, 04:51 PM
That was a quick half-inning. I kept hoping Howard would drop those routine throws.

androosh
04-04-2016, 04:51 PM
This is odd...the announcers haven't said a single thing on the MLB.tv home feed so far this inning. It's solely the game sounds. Eerily interesting to watch from home this way.

Larkin Fan
04-04-2016, 04:51 PM
He has some experience with floating near a wall

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/b3/bd/42/b3bd42f44f98f693e4e2ad00a593878b.jpg

That was his audition for Man of Steel.

Raisor
04-04-2016, 04:52 PM
The game started out with Marty and Jeff.

Now Kelch will be coming in to do PBP?

Have they stopped the Brantley PBP disaster?

RedsLvr
04-04-2016, 04:52 PM
This is odd...the announcers haven't said a single thing on the MLB.tv home feed so far this inning. It's solely the game sounds. Eerily interesting to watch from home this way.

Wish it was like that on FSO.

Raisor
04-04-2016, 04:52 PM
This is odd...the announcers haven't said a single thing on the MLB.tv home feed so far this inning. It's solely the game sounds. Eerily interesting to watch from home this way.

I think you might have the right button pushed.

androosh
04-04-2016, 04:54 PM
I think you might have the right button pushed.Closed the feed, reopened it, tried adjusting settings, etc, and nothing made a difference. It finally came back mid-sentence when Jim Day was talking just a moment ago about Bruce.

Cherokee
04-04-2016, 04:54 PM
Leadoff batter on again...sigh

Raisor
04-04-2016, 04:54 PM
I like Jim Kelch.

I like Jim Kelch enough that I don't mind Marty when he's working with Kelch.

Kelch must be a magician.

Tom Servo
04-04-2016, 04:54 PM
I do not like Hernandez and Galvis.

Raisor
04-04-2016, 04:55 PM
Closed the feed, reopened it, tried adjusting settings, etc, and nothing made a difference. It finally came back mid-sentence when Jim Day was talking just a moment ago about Bruce.

I'm sorry.

- - - Updated - - -


I do not like Hernandez and Galvis.

Good.

Big Klu
04-04-2016, 04:57 PM
I think you might have the right button pushed.

http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/original/0/4231/261961-a_konami.png

RedsLvr
04-04-2016, 04:57 PM
Lol he moved into the pitch. Wasn't that close to hitting him...

BluegrassRedleg
04-04-2016, 04:57 PM
The game started out with Marty and Jeff.

Now Kelch will be coming in to do PBP?

Have they stopped the Brantley PBP disaster?

We can only pray.

KittyDuran
04-04-2016, 04:58 PM
Brr bring back the sun! & Chip is ignoring me... [emoji78]

sdwagers
04-04-2016, 04:59 PM
I like Jim Kelch.

I like Jim Kelch enough that I don't mind Marty when he's working with Kelch.

Kelch must be a magician.

Do you like Frisch's then ?

kaldaniels
04-04-2016, 05:01 PM
Bryce Harper has homered already.


http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/original/0/4231/261961-a_konami.png

I thought it was select start.

Raisor
04-04-2016, 05:02 PM
Brr bring back the sun! & Chip is ignoring me... [emoji78]

Chip and GAC are probably in jail by now.

tomnuetten
04-04-2016, 05:03 PM
5 ks already...

Big Klu
04-04-2016, 05:03 PM
I thought it was select start.

That's why you only had three lives, and we all had 30. :D

RedsLvr
04-04-2016, 05:04 PM
5 ks already...

LaRosas getting nervous.

paintmered
04-04-2016, 05:05 PM
Get home and try to turn on the game, and Fox Sports is showing poker. Anyone knows what's up with TV in Cbus today?

NebraskaRed
04-04-2016, 05:06 PM
LaRosas getting nervous.

They think they're in the clear with Chapman out of the picture

kaldaniels
04-04-2016, 05:06 PM
That's why you only had three lives, and we all had 30. :D

SELECT made it 2-player which required a friend.

Don't worry I'm not judging.

Cyclone792
04-04-2016, 05:06 PM
LaRosas getting nervous.

Some starters will get us near 11 Ks, but LaRosa's knows what the bullpen looks like this season. Not gonna be many free pizzas cooking in those ovens.

Raisor
04-04-2016, 05:09 PM
Hamilton Hamiltons

RedsLvr
04-04-2016, 05:09 PM
Watching Billy swing through 87mph fastballs right down the middle of the plate makes me cringe. Why is this dude a professional baseball player?

tomnuetten
04-04-2016, 05:10 PM
cozart is on fire :thumbup:

ScotlandRed
04-04-2016, 05:10 PM
Billy looks so unbalanced at the plate. Nice start for Cozart.

NebraskaRed
04-04-2016, 05:11 PM
Cozart Cozarts

androosh
04-04-2016, 05:11 PM
Watching Billy swing through 87mph fastballs right down the middle of the plate makes me cringe. Why is this dude a professional baseball player?Because dem mad speed skillz means if he ever gets on base he'll always score.

Raisor
04-04-2016, 05:11 PM
Cozart on pace to reach base 700 times this season.

sdwagers
04-04-2016, 05:12 PM
Cozarts getting buzz on the trade wire if this persists.... nice work Zack

durl
04-04-2016, 05:14 PM
Apparently the Phils' pitcher is harder to hit than he appears.

NebraskaRed
04-04-2016, 05:14 PM
Galvis is history's greatest monster

BluegrassRedleg
04-04-2016, 05:16 PM
Cozart on pace to reach base 700 times this season.

Tha would be a record or something.

Tom Servo
04-04-2016, 05:16 PM
Apparently the Phils' pitcher is harder to hit than he appears.
Looks like Hellickson is throwing batting practice, feels like the Reds should be teeing off.

Gandalf the Red
04-04-2016, 05:16 PM
That Cedric guy leads off the inning for the Phillies, still seeking revenge for that time I demolished his castle with one catapult on "Defender of the Crown" for the C64.

RedTeamGo!
04-04-2016, 05:17 PM
Watching Billy swing through 87mph fastballs right down the middle of the plate makes me cringe. Why is this dude a professional baseball player?

Too skinny for football

NebraskaRed
04-04-2016, 05:17 PM
Kyle Lobner ‏@BrewFrostyMug 4m4 minutes ago
Ariel Pena is the first reliever in MLB history to allow three home runs in an Opening Day game. 28 guys had allowed two.

Things aren't going well in Milwaukee

tomnuetten
04-04-2016, 05:20 PM
Is Iglesias missing his spots that often or is Mes just not framing the pitches very good.

way to much movement with his glove even if the pitches are in the k zone...

good and quick inning, 6 ks

Raisor
04-04-2016, 05:23 PM
Votto has not reached base yet and Cozart has two hits.

This season doesn't make sense.

Larkin Fan
04-04-2016, 05:23 PM
For a scrub, Hellickson is sure fooling Votto.

durl
04-04-2016, 05:23 PM
Votto is jammed on a pitch over the plate...again.

RedsfaninMT
04-04-2016, 05:24 PM
That 2nd pitch to Votto wasn't close to the strike zone. Nice to see the umps in mid-season form.

Raisor
04-04-2016, 05:24 PM
For a scrub, Hellickson is sure fooling Votto.

He's pacing himself.

- - - Updated - - -


That 2nd pitch to Votto wasn't close to the strike zone. Nice to see the umps in mid-season form.

Hey ump, is this your phone? You've got three missed calls!

(told you guys)

androosh
04-04-2016, 05:25 PM
Votto is bad, and he should feel bad. - Marty

durl
04-04-2016, 05:25 PM
We're making the Phillies look like a 100 WIN team instead of 100 loss. Wow.

NebraskaRed
04-04-2016, 05:26 PM
Jeremy "Complete Game" Hellickson

Raisor
04-04-2016, 05:27 PM
Votto is bad, and he should feel bad. - Marty

See, Marty was praising him earlier, so a clubhouse boy probably told Votto about it and it's shaken his soul down to the core and will render him a shell of his former self for the rest of eternity.

Kc61
04-04-2016, 05:27 PM
Jay, Jay. Look, I understand the bunting. I know about the shift.

But two outs, nobody on, down a run. You bunt a chopper right to the third baseman.

C'mon, a little timing, a little nuance, and a better bunt.

Ok, good luck.

BluegrassRedleg
04-04-2016, 05:27 PM
Baseball bat flag = awesome.

Want one for my man cave.

RedsLvr
04-04-2016, 05:28 PM
We're making the Phillies look like a 100 WIN team instead of 100 loss. Wow.

It's 2-1? We're inches away from winning right now?? Hasn't been pretty offense but I mean that's a bit overboard don't you think?

Gandalf the Red
04-04-2016, 05:28 PM
Votto is bad, and he should feel bad. - Marty

I have this recurring dream of an alternate Earth where the three principals involved in the Treaty of Paris are Joey Votto, Marty Brennaman, and a lot of fancy coffee.

androosh
04-04-2016, 05:29 PM
See, Marty was praising him earlier, so a clubhouse boy probably told Votto about it and it's shaken his soul down to the core and will render him a shell of his former self for the rest of eternity.This is actually quite plausible.

JaxRed
04-04-2016, 05:30 PM
Baseball bat flag = awesome.

Want one for my man cave.

I know. I wonder if they sell those?

improbus
04-04-2016, 05:31 PM
Baseballlllllll

NebraskaRed
04-04-2016, 05:31 PM
So far, Robert Duvall has looked pretty good out there.

improbus
04-04-2016, 05:33 PM
Being a ML catcher has to be a terrible job.

Raisor
04-04-2016, 05:33 PM
So far, Robert Duvall has looked pretty good out there.

That's bold talk for a one eye'd fat man.

durl
04-04-2016, 05:34 PM
It's 2-1? We're inches away from winning right now?? Hasn't been pretty offense but I mean that's a bit overboard don't you think?
I'm actually quite optimistic. I'm just rehearsing for the mid-season "we stink" ranting threads.

Raisor
04-04-2016, 05:34 PM
Rocco gets his bell rung.

Gandalf the Red
04-04-2016, 05:35 PM
Rocco gets his bell rung.

They're telling him to "catch the one in the middle."

kaldaniels
04-04-2016, 05:36 PM
Our starter met the 5 IP threshold!!!

durl
04-04-2016, 05:36 PM
Dear Reds: running the bases will warm you up. Let's try it this inning.

BCubb2003
04-04-2016, 05:36 PM
You can't unring that bell.

NebraskaRed
04-04-2016, 05:36 PM
7 Ks

BluegrassRedleg
04-04-2016, 05:36 PM
Our starter met the 5 IP threshold!!!

It's like 1990 all over again when you turn this thing over to the pen...

malcontent
04-04-2016, 05:36 PM
Did Bruce have a shot on the Galvis HR?

androosh
04-04-2016, 05:36 PM
Our starter met the 5 IP threshold!!!And has struck out at least 1/inning!

RedTeamGo!
04-04-2016, 05:36 PM
Mes is like a magnet for fluke injuries

Raisor
04-04-2016, 05:38 PM
Iglesias at 83 pitches

Larkin Fan
04-04-2016, 05:39 PM
Reds hot spring training bats have gone as cold as the Cincinnati weather.

durl
04-04-2016, 05:39 PM
Iglesias at 83 pitches
Hellickson could finish the inning with 20 less. Crazy.

androosh
04-04-2016, 05:40 PM
MLB.TV has decided to turn off the announcers voices again for this inning.

durl
04-04-2016, 05:40 PM
How is Hellickson getting RH Reds to swing at that pitch in the opposite batting box?

Larkin Fan
04-04-2016, 05:40 PM
Mes is like a magnet for fluke injuries

BP stuck a 'kick me' sign on his back.

RedTeamGo!
04-04-2016, 05:40 PM
Well. That was an embarrassing swing by Mesoraco. I choose to believe he has a concussion.

Raisor
04-04-2016, 05:40 PM
Rocco strikes out.

Michael Corleone takes note.

Raisor
04-04-2016, 05:42 PM
MLB.TV has decided to turn off the announcers voices again for this inning.

Congrats!

androosh
04-04-2016, 05:43 PM
Iggy batting for himself. Must be going back out for the sixth.

RedsLvr
04-04-2016, 05:46 PM
Did Bruce have a shot on the Galvis HR?

Yes, he just played it poorly.

Alabama
04-04-2016, 05:47 PM
Iggy batting for himself. Must be going back out for the sixth.

Or we feel better about his chances over our bench bats lol.

Freak25
04-04-2016, 05:48 PM
I love what I'm seeing from Raisel

RedTeamGo!
04-04-2016, 05:48 PM
Iggy with 6 strong innings. I was told he was not stretched out.

androosh
04-04-2016, 05:48 PM
Congrats!It's back again for this half :(

NebraskaRed
04-04-2016, 05:49 PM
Very nice outing by Iglesias.

Tom Servo
04-04-2016, 05:49 PM
I thought no Reds starter was prepared to go 6 innings. :)

RedTeamGo!
04-04-2016, 05:52 PM
I'm sorry, I know it's early and just two at-bats, but I have absolutely no desire to watch Billy Hamilton fail at hitting on a daily basis. It is excruciating.

Larkin Fan
04-04-2016, 05:52 PM
It is completely inexcusable that BHam hasn't mastered the bunt.

BluegrassRedleg
04-04-2016, 05:53 PM
Cozart = 2016 NL MVP

Freak25
04-04-2016, 05:54 PM
Cozart = Instant Offense :)

NebraskaRed
04-04-2016, 05:54 PM
Cozart will not be denied.

androosh
04-04-2016, 05:54 PM
Cozart will save us all. Cozart is love, Cozart is life.

bagz
04-04-2016, 05:54 PM
Cozart on Fire 3 for 3!!!

RedsLvr
04-04-2016, 05:54 PM
I'm sorry, I know it's early and just two at-bats, but I have absolutely no desire to watch Billy Hamilton fail at hitting on a daily basis. It is excruciating.

Yep. Can't stand that guy in a Reds uniform myself.

Freak25
04-04-2016, 05:55 PM
This would be a great time for Votto to make his presence felt.

Boston Red
04-04-2016, 05:55 PM
Votto walk is coming. Looking forward to listening to it on the radio.

NebraskaRed
04-04-2016, 05:55 PM
Reds Media Relations ‏@RedsPR 1m1 minute ago
Cozart is the first Reds SS with 2 doubles on Opening Day since Dave Concepcion in 1981 vs Phi.

androosh
04-04-2016, 05:56 PM
I bet Votto walks here and Marty berates him for walking.

improbus
04-04-2016, 05:57 PM
That Barry Bonds stat was beyond absurd.

Boston Red
04-04-2016, 05:57 PM
I bet Votto walks here and Marty berates him for walking.

I'm just glad the squibber didn't go fair!

Raisor
04-04-2016, 05:57 PM
Cozart's OPS for the season, a stout 2.667

BluegrassRedleg
04-04-2016, 05:57 PM
That Barry Bonds stat was beyond absurd.

Yep. Absurdiculous.

Boston Red
04-04-2016, 05:57 PM
Why is Hellickson throwing strikes here?

Tom Servo
04-04-2016, 05:58 PM
Yeesh.

Raisor
04-04-2016, 05:58 PM
Votto does not walk.