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Caseyfan21
04-04-2005, 01:20 AM
It's officially Opening Day folks, can't wait to get the lineups. :)


Also can't wait to see who will be the first to light Pedro up in his first inning back in the National League. :devil:


Go Reds!

Chip R
04-04-2005, 01:26 AM
Lineup for the Reds is as follows:

D'Angelo Jimenez 2B
Ken Griffey, Jr. CF
Sean Casey 1B
Austin Kearns RF
Adam Dunn LF
Joe Randa 3B
Rich Aurelia SS
Jason LaRue C
Paul Wilson P


Go get 'em, boys!

Phhhl
04-04-2005, 01:30 AM
Let's hear some noise for YOUR 2005 Cincinnati REDS!!!!!

It's on.

Cedric
04-04-2005, 01:33 AM
I'll be leaving bright and early to join the ruckus! I'm all pumped.

Gainesville Red
04-04-2005, 01:34 AM
The start of the Ken Griffey Jr. comeback tour and Adam Dunn's first MVP season. It's great to be a Florida Gator, but it's even greater to be a Florida Gator on Opening Day. This one's gonna belong to the Reds.

Walkerforpres
04-04-2005, 04:13 AM
I don't like that balance.....the L-L-L-R-L-R-R-R-R thing that Miley has going on.

But who cares, it's Opening Day! :)

redsfan30
04-04-2005, 06:44 AM
Just got out of bed. 5:43 AM. Got a robust 1 hour of sleep due to extreme excitement, but right now I'm not too concerned about that.

Checking the news now, gonna hop in the shower and pick the ladyfriend up at 7:00 and hit the road.

It's going to be a great day. :)

Raisor
04-04-2005, 07:02 AM
Dunn hitting 5th=ugh ugh ugh

KronoRed
04-04-2005, 08:03 AM
Miley! :rant:

zombie-a-go-go
04-04-2005, 08:05 AM
Reds win 7-3.

See you all at the game!

KronoRed
04-04-2005, 08:13 AM
Z will be the dude screaming to put Freel in the game..about the 4th inning he'll run onto the field..then be dragged out

;)

upsman
04-04-2005, 08:19 AM
Omalleys here we come,,22nd straight opening day,,need them peanuts at omalleys,,,,GO REDS!!!!!!

Moonlite Graham
04-04-2005, 08:49 AM
About 30-45 minutes from heading out and Im like Redsfan 30 couldnt sleep from excitement and when I did I had the strangest dream about being Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson's marriage counselor :confused:

Whats up with that! :help:

Oh well, lets get it started! :beerme:

TeamBoone
04-04-2005, 08:55 AM
We're leaving in a few! Woo Hoo!

Go Reds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :redszone: :dunn:

GAC
04-04-2005, 09:20 AM
To anyone who is left and wants to chat, I'm gonna be there at gametime around 2:10. But first I gotta get some shuteye. ;)

To those of you going to the festivities - have fun, and be careful. The weather is gonna be perfect for baseball.

RBA
04-04-2005, 09:58 AM
Reds Opening Day
It's Red-Letter Day For Baseball, Parade (http://www.channelcincinnati.com/sports/4342204/detail.html)
http://images.ibsys.com/2005/0402/4340594_80X60.jpg (http://www.channelcincinnati.com/sports/4342204/detail.html)The big day is here, and News 5 will have special three-hour coverage of the parade and festivities beginning at 10 a.m. EDT. If you can't watch it on TV, watch it here on our livestream. We'll post a link on our front page at 9:55. Click on the headline for details about the game and the parade.

BadFundamentals
04-04-2005, 10:13 AM
Dunn hitting 5th=ugh ugh ugh
Dunn hitting 5th = better than 3rd or 4th ! ! :D


(but not as good as #2)

SirFelixCat
04-04-2005, 10:29 AM
You heard it hear first...Dunn and Jr. go yard today and the Reds are gonna do it :D


God Bless Opening Day. Could there be better weather???

PuffyPig
04-04-2005, 10:33 AM
I don't like that balance.....the L-L-L-R-L-R-R-R-R thing that Miley has going on.

But who cares, it's Opening Day! :)

Well, Jimenez is a swith hitter.

But, unless you want some poorer hitters separating the LH hitters, what choice is there?

Griffey, Casey, Dunn and Kearns have to hit 2-5 (perhaps 3-6), so you will have a LH group somewhere for sure. If you could suggest a better balance with our best hitters still getting the most AB's I'd like to consider it.

GIK
04-04-2005, 10:46 AM
OK, I'm skipping out of work early...2pm here we come.

StillFunkyB
04-04-2005, 11:23 AM
Yay!!!!

membengal
04-04-2005, 11:55 AM
Can't wait. Skipping out of work plenty early.

For those of you lucky enough to be able to go, have a great time.

DoogMinAmo
04-04-2005, 11:57 AM
These next three hours could be torture...

In the most sincerest of fashions... GO REDS!

deltachi8
04-04-2005, 12:07 PM
OK, opening day, time to get the regular season complaining under way...

I dont like AD in the 5 hole either, but its a losing battle with Miley....

I'm still kinda in disbelief that they signed Rich Aurelia, much less the fact he is the starting SS. I guess he just must be a ball player's ball player or some other cliche we will here about....

TeamCasey
04-04-2005, 12:15 PM
I have a pretty cool boss. He was out last week. I updated him this morning, and put together a tentative plan for this week. He looked at me and said, "What are you still doing here? Isn't there some sort of baseball game on today?"

I just picked up a Subway sub and made some fresh iced tea! I'm all set!

I can't find the parade on TV though!

RBA
04-04-2005, 12:23 PM
I have a pretty cool boss. He was out last week. I updated him this morning, and put together a tentative plan for this week. He looked at me and said, "What are you still doing here? Isn't there some sort of baseball game on today?"

I just picked up a Subway sub and made some fresh iced tea! I'm all set!

I can't find the parade on TV though!

Reds Opening Day
It's Red-Letter Day For Baseball, Parade (http://www.channelcincinnati.com/sports/4342204/detail.html)
http://images.ibsys.com/2005/0402/4340594_80X60.jpg (http://www.channelcincinnati.com/sports/4342204/detail.html)The big day is here, and News 5 will have special three-hour coverage of the parade and festivities beginning at 10 a.m. EDT. If you can't watch it on TV, watch it here on our livestream. We'll post a link on our front page at 9:55. Click on the headline for details about the game and the parade.

TeamCasey
04-04-2005, 12:25 PM
The parade came on. I think it was delayed with Pope coverage.

RosieRed
04-04-2005, 12:25 PM
I'm heading down to the park in a few minutes. I'm getting a late start; here's hoping I find parking somewhere!

Happy Opening Day everyone!! :party:

GO REDS!

KronoRed
04-04-2005, 12:33 PM
Go Reds! :D :D

**off to the park**

TeamCasey
04-04-2005, 12:39 PM
O.K., the parade announcers just talked about the players in the old fashioned costumes, BUT THEY DIDN'T show them! :rant:

I wanted to see Chip!

Gainesville Red
04-04-2005, 12:42 PM
Got my Extra Innings set up this morning, I'm ready to go. Let's play two! :beerme:

Reds Fanatic
04-04-2005, 12:58 PM
I can't wait. I am leaving work in a few minutes to head home to watch the game.

Far East
04-04-2005, 01:08 PM
Tried to mention this on Saturday's thread about Griffey at # 2, the thread that got locked.

One advantage occurs if, but only if, there is a runner on 1B ahead of Junior and less than 2 outs, say if Jiminez walks, singles, etc...

Then the defense may not shift against KGJ, but instead play for the DP; that may prompt some of Griff's hard grounders to make it through the right side.

If they do shift, the DP becomes more difficult with the 3B guy making the "pivot", or the out-of-position SS taking the feed from an unfamiliar and awkward angle.

Sort of beats the defense by simply hitting Jr. 2nd.

Further, not today perhaps, but when 100%, Griffey was not a base-clogger and may well still go 1st to 3rd better than several other #2 slot options.

Also, batting 2nd will get him more plate appearances over the long haul.

TeamCasey
04-04-2005, 01:14 PM
Tried to mention this on Saturday's thread about Griffey at # 2, the thread that got locked.

http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33019&page=4

It's still open. I think there were duplicate threads, so the second one was closed.

SteelSD
04-04-2005, 01:38 PM
Tried to mention this on Saturday's thread about Griffey at # 2, the thread that got locked.

One advantage occurs if, but only if, there is a runner on 1B ahead of Junior and less than 2 outs, say if Jiminez walks, singles, etc...

Then the defense may not shift against KGJ, but instead play for the DP; that may prompt some of Griff's hard grounders to make it through the right side.

If they do shift, the DP becomes more difficult with the 3B guy making the "pivot", or the out-of-position SS taking the feed from an unfamiliar and awkward angle.

Sort of beats the defense by simply hitting Jr. 2nd.

Is there a reason this would be isolated to having Jimenez on ahead of Griffey? Couldn't that be said if any batter is on first in front of him regardless of lineup position?


Further, not today perhaps, but when 100%, Griffey was not a base-clogger and may well still go 1st to 3rd better than several other #2 slot options.

Yeah, he's not the same baserunner he used to be. Ever since his legs started to go, he's been far less adept at taking those extra bases. Now, after an unprecidented hammy injury, I don't question the motor but I do question the wheels. I'd also note that Junior is going to have to deal with impact to that hammy as well because, with Casey hitting behind him, I expect a lot of attempts to break up DP's.


Also, batting 2nd will get him more plate appearances over the long haul.

It would be better to get either Dunn or Kearns those additional PA's.

RawOwl UK
04-04-2005, 01:43 PM
Just got home from work 5.45 here :) I'll be watching this game like every other game this season ON MY OWN :( No one understands over here .

westofyou
04-04-2005, 01:47 PM
Just got home from work 5.45 here :) I'll be watching this game like every other game this season ON MY OWN :( No one understands over here .

I watch EPL games on Sunday instead of American Football.

I feel your pain.

RBA
04-04-2005, 01:50 PM
Just got home from work 5.45 here :) I'll be watching this game like every other game this season ON MY OWN :( No one understands over here .

I assume via MLB.TV internet?

What type of connection do you have all over there?

When I was at Mildenhall, I had dialup with a local company. If I remember correctly, I had to pay 3p per minute for peak hours and 1p per minute during non-peak hours just for the local calls.

Walkerforpres
04-04-2005, 01:50 PM
Well, Jimenez is a swith hitter.

But, unless you want some poorer hitters separating the LH hitters, what choice is there?

Griffey, Casey, Dunn and Kearns have to hit 2-5 (perhaps 3-6), so you will have a LH group somewhere for sure. If you could suggest a better balance with our best hitters still getting the most AB's I'd like to consider it.

Our best bets for RH hitters in that #2 hole (when Jimenez is facing a RH pitcher) would be either Kearns or Randa *ducks*.

I'd like to see an expiriment of Jimenez-Dunn-Kearns-Griffey-Casey-Randa at 1-6. I'm surprised no one has talked up Casey for the 2 hole also.

Main point is, I disagree with Junior in the 2 hole. Not enough contact skills to hit there.

And on a bad, bad, bad note........I just got called into work. On Opening Day. :help:

Unassisted
04-04-2005, 01:51 PM
Here's something to chew on... Series Notes.

Griffey is 0-fer vs. Pedro. He's due! :)

http://www.kget.com/sports/mlb/story.aspx?content_id=D4C66AED-06B6-4E63-9FC0-003212488CF9


Series Notes: NY Mets (0-0) at Cincinnati (0-0)

(From The Sports Network - All Times Eastern)

PROJECTED PITCHING MATCHUPS

April 4, 2:10 p.m. - Pedro Martinez (0-0) vs. Paul Wilson (0-0)

April 6, 7:10 p.m. - Tom Glavine (0-0) vs. Eric Milton (0-0)

April 7, 12:35 p.m. - Kazuhisa Ishii (0-0) vs. Ramon Ortiz (0-0)

2004 SEASON SERIES: Tied, 3-3

NY METS

Last season, the Mets finished 71-91 and in fourth place in the NL East. That led to Art Howe's departure and the hiring of Willie Randolph, who is on the job as a major league manager for the first time.

Mets general manager Omar Minaya opened the wallet of team owner Fred Wilpon and signed Martinez to a four-year, $53 million contract. Minaya then ironed out a seven-year, $119 million pact with All-Star outfielder Carlos Beltran.

Martinez comes over from the World Series champion Boston Red Sox. The three- time Cy Young Award winner went 16-9 with a 3.90 ERA last season. The 33-year- old had pitched the last seven years for Boston, going 117-37 with the Red Sox, and last season helped the team to their first World Series title since 1918. Unlike the Red Sox, the Mets have not had a winning season since 2001 and last won a division title in 1988.

Mike Piazza is back behind the plate for the Mets, while 2001 Gold Glove winner Doug Mientkiewicz is at first base. Jose Reyes and Kaz Matsui switched positions up the middle of the infield, with Reyes now at shortstop and Matsui at second base. The centerpiece for the Mets though will be Beltran, who hit.267 last year with 38 homers, 104 RBI, 42 steals, and dominated the playoffs, helping Houston to its first ever postseason series triumph.

The Mets have won three of their last four season openers.

CINCINNATI

The Reds enter the season and this three-game series with new hope, as Ken Griffey Jr. and Austin Kearns are healthy again. Paul Wilson will get the start today for Cincinnati. Griffey hasn't played a full season since joining the Reds in 2000, and his outfield counterpart has been in only 146 games over the last two years. Griffey had 20 homers and 60 RBI last year, but tore his hamstring and he's played in only 206 contests over the last three seasons.

The Reds finished 76-86 last season, in fourth place in the NL Central. They were decimated with injuries and spent money in the offseason to upgrade their pitching, signing Eric Milton and trading for Ortiz. They also inked third baseman Joe Randa. The Reds haven't had a winning record since 2000. The big difference in the lineup this year will be at shortstop, as Barry Larkin has retired and is replaced by Rich Aurilia.

Wilson went 11-6 with a 4.36 ERA in 29 starts last season. The righthander, who starts his third season in Cincinnati, is 1-1 in four career games (3 starts) against the Mets.

The Reds have lost five of their last six season openers, not including the 2000 game against the Brewers, which was tied before being suspended.

Griffey is 0-for-12 lifetime against Martinez.

RFS62
04-04-2005, 01:56 PM
Hmmm...... a Griffey in the two-hole..... deja vu

RedsRock
04-04-2005, 02:02 PM
Hmmm...... a Griffey in the two-hole..... deja vu

If only we had a two-time MVP hitting third behind him. But, hey Case isn't that bad, either.

TeamCasey
04-04-2005, 02:03 PM
Just got home from work 5.45 here :) I'll be watching this game like every other game this season ON MY OWN :( No one understands over here .

Red Thunder is in Germany. He understands. :)

pedro
04-04-2005, 02:09 PM
I'm sad that Lopez isn't staring at SS.

I'm glad that Randa isn't hitting in the 2 hole.

KG batting 2nd. wow.

Dunn should be batting 4th. But compared with other potential lineup sins, not bad.

Now let's get this game started and see how long it takes Freel to take DJ's job at 2nd base.

My over/under on Aurelia starting is 24 games.

deltachi8
04-04-2005, 02:15 PM
My over/under on Aurelia starting is 24 games.

hope your right on that (-20 games!) :evil:

BadFundamentals
04-04-2005, 02:21 PM
I'm sad that Lopez isn't staring at SS.

.

yeah, who needs a steady, dependable SS??
are you serious? pedro pedro.......

RawOwl UK
04-04-2005, 02:22 PM
I assume via MLB.TV internet?

What type of connection do you have all over there?

When I was at Mildenhall, I had dialup with a local company. If I remember correctly, I had to pay 3p per minute for peak hours and 1p per minute during non-peak hours just for the local calls.

We have NASN on cable/SKY over here which costs $18 a month extra but shows around 7 live games a week + baseball tonight, PTI, ATH etc. Todays game is the live one on NASN ( ESPN seems to be the main feed they use)

MLB.TV is running on a 2mb connection and is soooo smooth :) My internet connection is 28 a month for unlimited usage at the moment.

TeamCasey
04-04-2005, 02:27 PM
Calvin Pickering sighting in Detroit. :)

wheels
04-04-2005, 02:45 PM
Happy Opening Day everybody!!

Just cracked my first High Life, but my grill's outta gas.

Thank goodness for the 'ol microwave 'cause I ain't leavin' the house.

The guy at the beer/wine store gave me a free cigar too.

Let's Rock.

Gainesville Red
04-04-2005, 02:47 PM
Dimitri Young just hit a shot in Detroit against Kansas City.

SteelSD
04-04-2005, 02:47 PM
Happy Opening Day everybody!!

Just cracked my first High Life, but my grill's outta gas.

Sounds like you'll have all the gas you need soon enough. :mooner:

Reds Nd2
04-04-2005, 02:49 PM
Happy Opening Day everybody!!

Just cracked my first High Life, but my grill's outta gas.

Let's Rock.

Got my homemade cheese coney's and fridge full of cold beer. I'm good to go. Just waiting on MLB.TV to get the stream up.

RBA
04-04-2005, 02:52 PM
N.Y. Mets vs. Cincinnati


Apr 04, 2005
NY METS AT CINCINNATI -- LINEUPS

NY METS CINCINNATI
AVG HR RBI AVG HR RBI
Jose Reyes SS .000 0 0 D'Angelo Jimenez 2B .000 0 0
Kazuo Matsui 2B .000 0 0 Ken Griffey Jr CF .000 0 0
Carlos Beltran CF .000 0 0 Sean Casey 1B .000 0 0
Mike Piazza C .000 0 0 Austin Kearns RF .000 0 0
Cliff Floyd LF .000 0 0 Adam Dunn LF .000 0 0
Doug Mientkiewicz 1B .000 0 0 Joe Randa 3B .000 0 0
David Wright 3B .000 0 0 Rich Aurilia SS .000 0 0
Eric Valent RF .000 0 0 Jason Larue C .000 0 0
Pedro Martinez RHP .000 0 0 Paul Wilson RHP .000 0 0
(NO RECORD) (NO RECORD)
1:30 PM ET


Was this posted already?

SteelSD
04-04-2005, 02:52 PM
Chat! is now open for business!

wheels
04-04-2005, 02:52 PM
Got my homemade cheese coney's and fridge full of cold beer. I'm good to go. Just waiting on MLB.TV to get the stream up.

Same thing here, daddy.

Gonna be a fun game thread. I always have to run up to my computer because it's upstairs.

I get a drunken workout today.


Do people look at you funny when you tell them what you're doing today?

Reds Nd2
04-04-2005, 02:54 PM
Same thing here, daddy.

Do people look at you funny when you tell them what you're doing today?

Well, I did get some strange looks when I told them I needed the day of for opening day. But I usually get strange looks any, just shrugged it off. :beerme:

Reds Fanatic
04-04-2005, 02:56 PM
Well, I did get some strange looks when I told them I needed the day of for opening day. But I usually get strange looks any, just shrugged it off. :beerme:

I get the same response from some of the people I work with it but I don't care.

M2
04-04-2005, 02:58 PM
How come it's verboten to hit three lefties in a row, but no one blinks when you do it with three righties?

wheels
04-04-2005, 02:58 PM
They're all losers.

wheels
04-04-2005, 02:59 PM
How come it's verboten to hit three lefties in a row, but no one blinks when you do it with three righties?

C'mon man...

EVERYBODY knows that lefties can't hit lefties.

Geesh.

RedsMan3203
04-04-2005, 02:59 PM
I Love The Reds!!!!!!

TeamCasey
04-04-2005, 02:59 PM
TeamBoone just called from the Park. They're having a ball.

RBA
04-04-2005, 03:01 PM
Da Meat is having Lima Time today. He's 2 for 3. Both Homeruns. so far.

Gainesville Red
04-04-2005, 03:02 PM
Dimitri Young just hit his second homer of the day in Detroit, however that will be the end of the Dimitri Young updates as it is 2:00 eastern time. PLAY BALL!

SteelSD
04-04-2005, 03:02 PM
FYI- For those of you who are able to take advantage of an HD signal, the Reds are being broadcast on ESPN HD (at least in my area).

wheels
04-04-2005, 03:03 PM
Over the last three Opening Days (including today) the average Reds starting pitchers career ERA is a sterling 4.85.

Ouch.

RBA
04-04-2005, 03:04 PM
Damn it. I'm at work. No HD for me.

Falls City Beer
04-04-2005, 03:06 PM
In other news, Jeff Cirillo gets his first (and only? ;) ) RBI of the season for the Brew Crew to tie it at one apiece.

PuffyPig
04-04-2005, 03:06 PM
I think that RH hitters hit RH pitchers better than LH hitters hit LH pitchers.

M2
04-04-2005, 03:09 PM
Watching the Pirates and Brewers prior to the start of the Reds game. Man, would I kill for an Oliver Perez or Ben Sheets. It stands up the hair on the back of my neck watching a young throwing bullets like that on opening day.

RBA
04-04-2005, 03:11 PM
MLB Gameday scoreboard has been overhauled. It's better than ever. Check it out.

RedsBaron
04-04-2005, 03:12 PM
I'd bat Dunn third and Casey fifth.

spaethc
04-04-2005, 03:12 PM
Help, I am stuck in the office w/o a radio or tv, is there anywhere on the web where I can get a radio feed of the game?!?!?!

Danny Serafini
04-04-2005, 03:12 PM
I swear to God if Marty ever says Boogity Boogity Boogity at the start of a game again I will hunt him down like a dog!

TeamCasey
04-04-2005, 03:13 PM
Matsui HR :(

RealP
04-04-2005, 03:13 PM
That's no good.

Reds Fanatic
04-04-2005, 03:14 PM
Matsui homers 1-0 Mets :(

spaethc
04-04-2005, 03:14 PM
well that didnt take long :(

Danny Serafini
04-04-2005, 03:14 PM
First pitch a called strike, Reyes flies out to left to start the year. And then Matsui went deep. 1-0 Mets.

TeamCasey
04-04-2005, 03:14 PM
Help, I am stuck in the office w/o a radio or tv, is there anywhere on the web where I can get a radio feed of the game?!?!?!

http://www.700wlw.com/main.html

Try here ..... not sure.

RBA
04-04-2005, 03:14 PM
Wrap it up. The season's over. Better luck next year. ;)

M2
04-04-2005, 03:15 PM
Kaz Matsui?!

That's disgraceful.

spaethc
04-04-2005, 03:15 PM
already tried wlw.com, didnt work unfortunatly. good thing though looks like mlb.com gameday is staying up to speed so far

Falls City Beer
04-04-2005, 03:15 PM
Can Pedro make it stand up?

Maybe.

I said it on the predictions thread: Wilson stinks.

Judy hitters rock this guy.

RBA
04-04-2005, 03:15 PM
Check him for 'roids.

Stormy
04-04-2005, 03:16 PM
We'll have to get used to that this year. 5 consecutive 84mph wiffle balls from Wilson before being taken deep. This staff seriously has the potential to set NL marks for most HRs surrendered in a season, especially if Hancock can get healthy. ;)

1-0 Mets, hopefully Wilson will limit the damage by not putting too many runners on base today, ahead of the EBH.

Danny Serafini
04-04-2005, 03:16 PM
Beltran grounds out to 1st, Piazza grounds out to 3rd. Middle 1st, 1-0 Mets.

Reds Fanatic
04-04-2005, 03:16 PM
Piazza grounds out to end the inning

Gainesville Red
04-04-2005, 03:16 PM
Whew, that one got out in a hurry.

PuffyPig
04-04-2005, 03:16 PM
I'd bat Dunn third and Casey fifth.

I'd rather have the higher average, lower HR guy, hitting 3rd, and the power guy 5th. Casey is the prototypical #3 hitter.

To me the better arguement is flip flopping Griffey and Dunn.

Reds Fanatic
04-04-2005, 03:18 PM
Help, I am stuck in the office w/o a radio or tv, is there anywhere on the web where I can get a radio feed of the game?!?!?!

go to athensi.com. On the left side is a list of radio stations click on WATH that has the game.

Falls City Beer
04-04-2005, 03:19 PM
I fully expect a three run dinger from Valent next inning. If this team had any more knives to twist in itself, they'd call it St. Sebastian.

Danny Serafini
04-04-2005, 03:20 PM
Jimenez flies out to center. Sounds like Griffey's getting a nice ovation as he comes up.

Reds Fanatic
04-04-2005, 03:21 PM
base hit for Junior

Playadlc
04-04-2005, 03:21 PM
Griffey looks locked in early. That's a good sign. Even on his two misses he looked good.

Danny Serafini
04-04-2005, 03:21 PM
Griffey drove it right through the shift. Nice.

RealP
04-04-2005, 03:21 PM
anyone else catch the missing "f" from shift when Marty described Jr's hit?

Stormy
04-04-2005, 03:23 PM
Unusual AB by Griff, eventually hitting it into the teeth of the shift and getting by with it. I really do expect our bats to put a hurting on Pedro today, despite his ability to keep us off balance at times with his change of speed offerings.

Danny Serafini
04-04-2005, 03:24 PM
Casey singles the other way.

Reds Fanatic
04-04-2005, 03:24 PM
Casey with a line drive single to left 1st and 2nd with one out

RealP
04-04-2005, 03:30 PM
Hr Dunn!

Darth Brennaman
04-04-2005, 03:30 PM
Home Run!!!!!

RBA
04-04-2005, 03:30 PM
I love Dunn in the 5th slot!

Stormy
04-04-2005, 03:30 PM
Way to go AD!! Already putting us on his shoulders early in the season.

LvJ
04-04-2005, 03:31 PM
Yeah!!!!! Thats My Boy~!

Reds Fanatic
04-04-2005, 03:32 PM
What a long shot by Dunn 3-1 Reds after 1

BuckU
04-04-2005, 03:32 PM
Let's start the Dunn for MVP campaign!!!

flyer85
04-04-2005, 03:32 PM
That was seriously smoked.

PuffyPig
04-04-2005, 03:33 PM
When they all get hits, it matters less where they hit.

But Dunn won't get as many opportunities to hit 3-run HR's hitting 2nd.

adampad
04-04-2005, 03:33 PM
Wow, he crushed that. Did that leave the park? I didnt see where it landed.....or has it yet.

Falls City Beer
04-04-2005, 03:33 PM
Yeah, but can Paulie stand the furnace blast of success?

membengal
04-04-2005, 03:33 PM
Wow, he crushed that. Did that leave the park? I didnt see where it landed.....or has it yet.

Good question. How far up did that land? That was just smoked. I mean, sa ma oked.

SteelSD
04-04-2005, 03:34 PM
Cliff Floyd. Base hit to LF on the first pich.

cumberlandreds
04-04-2005, 03:34 PM
Mr. Martinez I would like to introduce you to Mr. Dunn. You have never seen anything like him in the American League!

RBA
04-04-2005, 03:34 PM
I thought Pedro was going to pitch around him. Pedro won't make that mistake again with Joe Randa on deck.

redsfaninbsg
04-04-2005, 03:34 PM
Wilson needs to calm down, he looks nervous here early to me.

Reds Fanatic
04-04-2005, 03:35 PM
Bad start to this inning, Floyd with a hit and Mienkiewicz is hit by a pitch

SteelSD
04-04-2005, 03:35 PM
424 Feet- Dunn HR.

Wilson hits alphabet. Two on. none down

Falls City Beer
04-04-2005, 03:35 PM
Cliff Floyd. Base hit to LF on the first pich.

Well, that answers my question.

Matt700wlw
04-04-2005, 03:35 PM
Adam Dunn starts his season off the right way

Danny Serafini
04-04-2005, 03:35 PM
Cliff Floyd singles to lead off the 2nd. It looks funny on Gameday's stats to see Dunn has an OPS of 5.000. :eek:

paintmered
04-04-2005, 03:35 PM
Redszone slow for anyone else?

SteelSD
04-04-2005, 03:35 PM
Wilson just about throws one to the backstop. Larue with a nice save. Wilson might be in trouble here.

Puffy
04-04-2005, 03:35 PM
I loathe the Joe Randa signing

:evil:

TeamCasey
04-04-2005, 03:35 PM
Redszone slow for anyone else?

I couldn't even access it for a few moments.

Reds Fanatic
04-04-2005, 03:36 PM
Double play!!

redsfaninbsg
04-04-2005, 03:36 PM
The seasons first double play!

cumberlandreds
04-04-2005, 03:36 PM
Redszone slow for anyone else?

Yea,it kicked me out for a couple of minutes.

Falls City Beer
04-04-2005, 03:36 PM
Wilson just about throws one to the backstop. Larue with a nice save. Wilson might be in trouble here.

Might? :laugh:

flyer85
04-04-2005, 03:36 PM
6-4-3

SteelSD
04-04-2005, 03:36 PM
Yeah, paint. I got booted out of chat too.

Double play. Aurilia to Jimenez (great turn by Jimenez)

Danny Serafini
04-04-2005, 03:36 PM
Anyone catch Steve Stewart earlier when he said the Mets battery today makes more than the entire Devil Rays payroll? Wow.

Playadlc
04-04-2005, 03:37 PM
Where in the world did Dunn's HR land? I swear I lost track of it.

Unbelivable.

SteelSD
04-04-2005, 03:37 PM
Wilson's fastball isn't.

cumberlandreds
04-04-2005, 03:37 PM
6-4-3

Pitchers best friend! I thought I would be the first to that this season. :D

SteelSD
04-04-2005, 03:38 PM
Comebacker to Wilson. Three down. Scary Inning.

Mutaman
04-04-2005, 03:38 PM
I expected a big effort from Martinez today. Glad I was wrong. Congradulations Adam.

redsfaninbsg
04-04-2005, 03:38 PM
Good job by Wilson. Good to see the ground balls.

RBA
04-04-2005, 03:39 PM
Where in the world did Dunn's HR land? I swear I lost track of it.

Unbelivable.

Jim Rome just joke that it went 900 feet.

redsfaninbsg
04-04-2005, 03:40 PM
Can anybody make that home run into an animated gif image? I would love to use that as an avatar on another forum I visit.

FarFromCincy
04-04-2005, 03:40 PM
Opening Day out here on the left coast....

Took off work early, watching the game on MLB.TV on the laptop (cable modem).

Eating Skyline Chilli for lunch.

Next best thing to being there

Falls City Beer
04-04-2005, 03:41 PM
I expected a big effort from Martinez today. Glad I was wrong. Congradulations Adam.

Pedro undone by pride; was in a 3-0 hole to Adam and went after him. Machismo, meng.

Stormy
04-04-2005, 03:42 PM
I loathe the Joe Randa signing

:evil:

Anyone should. It ain't Spring Training anymore for Randa, and the numbers will show it. Pedro has to be kicking himself for pitching to Dunn, with a guy like Randa waiting to flail away on the on deck circle. I'm just thankful Dunn wasn't taking on 3-0, and was given the green light and that Pedro tried to cut the corners by going after him. Dunn is a stud, and Pedro won't likely make that mistake again, even though I expect us to continue to touch him up pretty badly.

Playadlc
04-04-2005, 03:42 PM
Jim Rome just joke that it went 900 feet.

I have watched the HR 4 times now and I still have no clue where it went. I didn't see anyone in the stands raise their hands to catch it. Did it get out of the stadium? What a freakin' blast.

Stormy
04-04-2005, 03:43 PM
Wilson's fastball isn't.

So true. Has it cracked 85 yet? Not a slow gun either, as Pedro has reached 95-96 several times.

Danny Serafini
04-04-2005, 03:43 PM
Pedro gets a cheap K, one out.

flyer85
04-04-2005, 03:43 PM
Pedro is throwing harder than he did last year. He is hitting 93-94 regularly.

Playadlc
04-04-2005, 03:44 PM
So true. Has it cracked 85 yet? Not a slow gun either, as Pedro has reached 95-96 several times.

He can hit 88-89 almost anytime he wants. He has today. I think he is throwing a lot of cutters.

membengal
04-04-2005, 03:45 PM
Maybe the Reds karma is better this year, Wilson working out of that 2nd inning jam was nice to see...let the Reds hold the lead for a bit.

Falls City Beer
04-04-2005, 03:45 PM
Pedro gets a cheap K, one out.

I've heard of a cheap hit, but a cheap K? That's new.

Stormy
04-04-2005, 03:46 PM
He can hit 88-89 almost anytime he wants. He has today. I think he is throwing a lot of cutters.

He's throwing almost exclusively cutters, which explains 84-85 rather than 88+, you're right. However, when your cutter replaces your straight fastball as your #1 pitch, it's a pretty good indicator that smoke n' mirrors is how Wilson again hopes to get through the season. Also, cutters make sense facing so many LHH in the lineup, even if he had one taken deep.

top6
04-04-2005, 03:47 PM
marty, are you kidding me? how can anyone who thinks dave concepcion should be in the HOF honestly think that the dominant pitcher in the game for half a decade - by a margin that wasn't even close - isn't a first ballot cinch?

flyer85
04-04-2005, 03:47 PM
BTW, I ilke the FSN CF camera angle they have used a few times.

Danny Serafini
04-04-2005, 03:47 PM
I've heard of a cheap hit, but a cheap K? That's new.

Aurilia chased ball four, foul tipped it and Piazza held on. LaRue just K'ed, not so cheaply it sounds. :laugh:

d2pmr11
04-04-2005, 03:47 PM
at least the bottom of the order is eating up pitches. And they have the sense to go down 1-2-3 to set up the top of the order for the 3rd inning.

Reds Fanatic
04-04-2005, 03:48 PM
Martinez strikes out the side but he does have 45 pitches through 2 innings

flyer85
04-04-2005, 03:48 PM
Pedro has thrown 45 pitches through 2. If the Mets have a weakness it is the pen.

Danny Serafini
04-04-2005, 03:48 PM
Wilson K's to end the inning. Bad news is Pedro has K'ed 4 straight. Good news is he's already thrown 44 pitches in 2 innings.

RedsBaron
04-04-2005, 03:49 PM
I'd rather have the higher average, lower HR guy, hitting 3rd, and the power guy 5th. Casey is the prototypical #3 hitter.

To me the better arguement is flip flopping Griffey and Dunn.
This one of those debates that will never end. I believe that (1) Dunn is the most productive hitter on the team; (2) I want my most productive hitter up as often as possible (I would have Dunn leadoff rather than hit as low as sixth and I almost would bat him leadoff rather than fifth); (3) a prototypical hitter would have more HR power than Casey; (4) Bill James has argued for placing a high average hitter fifth which fits Casey; and (5) I'm tried of teams pitching around Dunn-I want a good hitter behind him for a change.

griffeyfan24
04-04-2005, 03:49 PM
In other news, Jeff Cirillo gets his first (and only? ;) ) RBI of the season for the Brew Crew to tie it at one apiece.


He just hit a homer too. :beerme:

Stormy
04-04-2005, 03:49 PM
Aurilia chased ball four, foul tipped it and Piazza held on. LaRue just K'ed, not so cheaply it sounds. :laugh:

Expect Aurilia to chase a lot of ball fours this year. He's become walk averse to the extreme, but what a savvy veteran presence... (or insert some such equally cliche nonsense here).

d2pmr11
04-04-2005, 03:50 PM
marty, are you kidding me? how can anyone who thinks dave concepcion should be in the HOF honestly think that the dominant pitcher in the game for half a decade - by a margin that wasn't even close - isn't a first ballot cinch?

Morgan and Miller on ESPN (who are sitting right next to Marty) said the same thing about Concepcion. A 5 year stretch in pitching is common. Every pitcher who is great for 5 years shouldn't be in the Hall.

PuffyPig
04-04-2005, 03:50 PM
Martinez K's the side in the 2nd, but needs 7 pithces per AB, and up to 45 now.

7/9 Red hitters make him throw 4 or more pitches. When you work the pitcher, good things happen.

RedsBaron
04-04-2005, 03:50 PM
marty, are you kidding me? how can anyone who thinks dave concepcion should be in the HOF honestly think that the dominant pitcher in the game for half a decade - by a margin that wasn't even close - isn't a first ballot cinch?
While I would argue that Randy Johnson has been more dominant than Pedro for the last half decade, if Marty said Pedro isn't a sure thing for the HOF, then Marty is (1) nuts and (2) just being Marty.

RedsBaron
04-04-2005, 03:51 PM
Martinez K's the side in the 2nd, but needs 7 pithces per AB, and up to 45 now.

7/9 Red hitters make him throw 4 or more pitches. When you work the pitcher, good things happen.
That's one of the ways the Yankees have beaten Pedro in the past-get his pitch count over 100 and Pedro becomes hittable in a hurry.

WebScorpion
04-04-2005, 03:53 PM
A sure wish Wilson wouldn't put the first hitter on so often? <biting nails>

Reds Fanatic
04-04-2005, 03:53 PM
Matsui strikes out 2 outs

Danny Serafini
04-04-2005, 03:54 PM
Wilson gets his first K. 2 down.

Reds Fanatic
04-04-2005, 03:54 PM
Beltran homers 3-3

Raisor
04-04-2005, 03:54 PM
Got home as fast as I could from work. Only missed 1-1/2 innings. yeah haw.

yikes, Carlos Beltran yanks Wilson.

Danny Serafini
04-04-2005, 03:55 PM
Beltran just tied it. :angry:

WVSteveVT
04-04-2005, 03:55 PM
ahh, another year has begun....anyone know of any free audio sites to listen to the game?

Matt700wlw
04-04-2005, 03:55 PM
Don't think Paul will throw anymore fastballs down broadway to a guy like Beltran

Raisor
04-04-2005, 03:55 PM
kewl, the M's and the Twins will be on ESPN2 later.

I'm in baseball heaven

TeamCasey
04-04-2005, 03:56 PM
Fans threw the ball back. (GAB ushers no likie.)

Stormy
04-04-2005, 03:56 PM
Wilson is setting the pace for his HR prone brethren today, as expected. Going to be a long, long year for this "pitching staff", and an uphill struggle for the offense to overcome their contributions.

Puffy
04-04-2005, 03:56 PM
Expect Aurilia to chase a lot of ball fours this year. He's become walk averse to the extreme, but what a savvy veteran presence... (or insert some such equally cliche nonsense here).

Lopez should be playing.

Just sayin'

Raisor
04-04-2005, 03:57 PM
btw, HI STORMY!

Az Red
04-04-2005, 03:57 PM
Passed Ball #1 ........

Reds Fanatic
04-04-2005, 03:58 PM
Floyd flies out to end the inning

RDriesen16
04-04-2005, 03:58 PM
and the real wilson has chosen to stand up early this year. gonna be a LONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNG year watching these pitchers

Danny Serafini
04-04-2005, 03:58 PM
Piazza walks and goes to 2nd on a wild pitch. Floyd flies out to end the inning, 3-3 middle 3rd.

wheels
04-04-2005, 03:59 PM
So check this out....

Just before the first pitch I get a knock on my door. It was my High School baseball coach.

My parents are his insurance agents so they told him to come over.

I've just spent the last few innings drinking beer and talking baseball with my old coach.

Win or lose, it's been a great day already.

Reds Fanatic
04-04-2005, 03:59 PM
ahh, another year has begun....anyone know of any free audio sites to listen to the game?
athensi.com - click on WATH

Puffy
04-04-2005, 03:59 PM
btw, HI STORMY and PUFFY!

Hi to you too RAISOR!

Falls City Beer
04-04-2005, 04:00 PM
Have I mentioned how much I loathe the Wilson signing? ;)

Stormy
04-04-2005, 04:01 PM
RAISOR, Dancing Hobbes, PUFF... good to see the game threadies together again. Not too much fun to watch Reds' "Opening Day Pitchers" though.

Puffy
04-04-2005, 04:01 PM
Have I mentioned how much I loathe the Wilson signing? ;)

Yo, FCB - - you can copyright that like my Randa loathing!! Just add this

:thumbup:

Raisor
04-04-2005, 04:01 PM
Hi to you too RAISOR!


wait, I remember specificly not saying hi to Puffy.

:confused:

Aronchis
04-04-2005, 04:02 PM
Josh Hall, yes that labrum injuried Josh Hall looks better than most of the Reds Pitchers in spring camp outside of Milton and Harang(Fastball didn't miss a beat and he has a super curve, which I wasn't aware of). Wilson was signed because of his "leadership" presence, but not signing Weathers,Randa and Aurilia the sucker would have hopefully brought a better "team leader" upgrade. DanO's lust for old players is sorta of funny in a sick way.

Reds Fanatic
04-04-2005, 04:02 PM
Jimenez walks to lead off the inning

Puffy
04-04-2005, 04:02 PM
RAISOR, Dancing Hobbes, PUFF... good to see the game threadies together again. Not too much fun to watch Reds' "Opening Day Pitchers" though.

You too STORMY - I'm on a conference call - gotta love it!

Playadlc
04-04-2005, 04:02 PM
I love DJ. He goes 3-2 nearly every AB.

Danny Serafini
04-04-2005, 04:02 PM
Pedro is racking up the pitches. Jimenez draws a walk on a full count.

Raisor
04-04-2005, 04:02 PM
Yo, FCB - - you can copyright that like my Randa loathing!! Just add this

:thumbup:


Puffy still owes me 60 billion dollars.

gO REdS, just sayin.

RFS62
04-04-2005, 04:02 PM
Yo Dawgs

Puffy
04-04-2005, 04:03 PM
wait, I remember specificly not saying hi to Puffy.

:confused:

Editing rawks!

TeamCasey
04-04-2005, 04:04 PM
Yo

Raisor
04-04-2005, 04:06 PM
I my attempt to say at least one nice thing about Joe Morgan every game I listen to him:

He's got a nice shirt on.

Reds Fanatic
04-04-2005, 04:06 PM
Jimenez steals 2nd as Casey strikes out. 6 strikeouts now for Martinez

Raisor
04-04-2005, 04:07 PM
I like Kearns' hair.

Two hours until Gilmore Girls.

wait..

nevermind

Falls City Beer
04-04-2005, 04:08 PM
Pedro's made one mistake pitch all day. A testament to our offense.

Wilson, otoh, has made 7 or 8 mistake pitches. And here we are.

Red Thunder
04-04-2005, 04:08 PM
The Reds should keep in mind Piazza's weak ability to throw out baserunners. Might benefit from it during the series.

Reds Fanatic
04-04-2005, 04:08 PM
Kearns strikes out. This is starting to look like last year. Our pitchers giving up home runs and our hitters striking out.

Raisor
04-04-2005, 04:08 PM
the Reds have K'd 7 times, yet they've still scored three runs in three innings.

Just sayin'

BoydsOfSummer
04-04-2005, 04:09 PM
Just got home.

Rah! Rah! Sissboombaah! Goooooooooo Reds!

Ack.Kearns looked bad that at bat.

Raisor
04-04-2005, 04:11 PM
I'm going to the kitchen to make a couple of chili dogs (real chili, not that stuff you yankees eat).

I'll be back

Stormy
04-04-2005, 04:11 PM
You too STORMY - I'm on a conference call - gotta love it!

With who? That Pederast Hanrahan bucking for a promotion again? ;) You're right, observing our respective self-declared Opening Day Holidays, is great.

M2
04-04-2005, 04:11 PM
the Reds have K'd 7 times, yet they've still scored three runs in three innings.

Just sayin'

Fortunately Pedro threw Dunn something to hit at 3-1. I'm guessing that served as a clarion call throughout baseball not to mess with Adam and take your chances with Joe Randa.

RFS62
04-04-2005, 04:13 PM
Fortunately Pedro threw Dunn something to hit at 3-1. I'm guessing that served as a clarion call throughout baseball not to mess with Adam and take your chances with Joe Randa.


Yeah, all the more reason to hit Dunn second.

Stormy
04-04-2005, 04:14 PM
Fortunately Pedro threw Dunn something to hit at 3-1. I'm guessing that served as a clarion call throughout baseball not to mess with Adam and take your chances with Joe Randa.

Exactly. Though that clarion call should have made the rounds quite some time ago. Bypassing Dunn to get to Randa will be standard operating procedure from this point forward.

TeamCasey
04-04-2005, 04:14 PM
TeamCasey takes Raisors Man card.

Reds Fanatic
04-04-2005, 04:14 PM
Wright doubles

RedsBaron
04-04-2005, 04:15 PM
Fortunately Pedro threw Dunn something to hit at 3-1. I'm guessing that served as a clarion call throughout baseball not to mess with Adam and take your chances with Joe Randa.
All the more reason to have Dunn bat in front of Griffey or Kearns or Casey, not behind all three.

wheels
04-04-2005, 04:15 PM
It's really good to see you Stormy.

Seriously.

TeamCasey
04-04-2005, 04:15 PM
I'm going to the kitchen to make a couple of chili dogs (real chili, not that stuff you yankees eat).

I'll be back

I'm a real Yankee ..... I don't eat this Cincinnati stuff either ........ unless there were many beverages prior.

wheels
04-04-2005, 04:16 PM
All the more reason to have Dunn bat in front of Griffey or Kearns or Casey, not behind all three.

I agree with you.

Instead, they give thier best hitter the least protection.

Reds Fanatic
04-04-2005, 04:16 PM
Martinez grounds out to end the inning still 3-3 middle of the 4th

deltachi8
04-04-2005, 04:16 PM
All the more reason to have Dunn bat in front of Griffey or Kearns or Casey, not behind all three.

we have a winner..

Raisor
04-04-2005, 04:17 PM
TeamCasey takes Raisors Man card.


I'm going to need that later..

Stormy
04-04-2005, 04:18 PM
It's really good to see you Stormy.

Seriously.

Thanks, man. It really is good to see the Usual Suspects gravitate back towards the forum as the season arrives. It's a nice distinction from the offseason sniping and drive-by mentality. Aside from being at the game, in person, there's not a better group of people to take in a Reds game with, anywhere. It's good to see you too wheels, as always.

SirFelixCat
04-04-2005, 04:20 PM
8 k's....argh. That and Wilson has been all over the place today...at least Pedro has a large pitch count already :)

top6
04-04-2005, 04:21 PM
we should have traded Dunn after the first inning when his value was high.

deltachi8
04-04-2005, 04:21 PM
Anyonelistening to marty? How disgusted was he sounding when Dunn struck out?

Just curious, not starting anything and all...
:-P

Reds Fanatic
04-04-2005, 04:22 PM
Randa strikes out now 9 K's for Martinez. Reds have not hit a ball in play since Dunn's HR

Reds Fanatic
04-04-2005, 04:22 PM
Aurilia flys out to end the inning

Falls City Beer
04-04-2005, 04:23 PM
I knew Pedro would Sherman this offense. And the National League...again.

It'll be about two weeks before Boston starts wanting him back.

Matt700wlw
04-04-2005, 04:23 PM
Anyonelistening to marty? How disgusted was he sounding when Dunn struck out?

Just curious, not starting anything and all...
:-P


Not Marty's inning.....:)

RealP
04-04-2005, 04:24 PM
Anyonelistening to marty? How disgusted was he sounding when Dunn struck out?

Just curious, not starting anything and all...
:-P


"The Bad Boy" had the call at the time. No disgust in his voice.

Noodles Heinie
04-04-2005, 04:24 PM
Hey our SS acquisition made contact. Alas a FO to CF, but contact nevertheless.

Puffy
04-04-2005, 04:25 PM
Randa the contact hitter has not made contact yet.

Hmmmmmmm.

top6
04-04-2005, 04:25 PM
stewart was doing the play by play

wheels
04-04-2005, 04:25 PM
I can't wait to see that New York bullpen.

Stormy
04-04-2005, 04:25 PM
Randa must really be missing Sarasota pitching, but at least he managed to get 5 pitches out of Pedro. Meanwhile, in true Auriliaesque fashion, little Richie was jumping on the first pitch he could find. If only we had some young, up-and-comers to play SS and 3B...

BoydsOfSummer
04-04-2005, 04:26 PM
Just saw a dude on tv with the new redszone tee on....excellent!

d2pmr11
04-04-2005, 04:26 PM
Anyone think this is wilson's last inning? He just doesn't look good at all. Like he's going to get pounded very soon.

Raisor
04-04-2005, 04:26 PM
alright, have my BALLPARK FRANKS~! chili dogs (with american cheese & Hormel Chili).

Ready for the game to start!

Falls City Beer
04-04-2005, 04:27 PM
I can't wait to see that New York bullpen.

You may have to wait till tomorrow. The way Pedro's going.

Danny Serafini
04-04-2005, 04:27 PM
Time for today's trivia question: 5 catches have started for the Reds on Opening Day since 1990. Who are they?

d2pmr11
04-04-2005, 04:27 PM
Griffey's moving like he's Dimaggio (when he was living, not the '05 Clipper).

traderumor
04-04-2005, 04:27 PM
I think the baseball gods are testing us. Do we really believe an out is an out? Are we disturbed by the air stirring? Can others admit that the score is 3-3, despite the fact that one pitcher has been dominating as expected while another has been his average self?

WebScorpion
04-04-2005, 04:28 PM
Let's keep Beltran in the park this time, eh Paulie! ;)

Double! :bang: Well, that's better, I guess...

Reds Fanatic
04-04-2005, 04:28 PM
Beltran doubles

Stormy
04-04-2005, 04:29 PM
Oliver, Dorsett (or Wilson), Taubensee, Santiago, LaRue? That's just a mindless guess.

corkedbat
04-04-2005, 04:29 PM
Griffey's moving like he's Dimaggio (when he was living, not the '05 Clipper).

Joe's dead isn't he?

:evil:

M2
04-04-2005, 04:29 PM
Not that it's the ideal lineup or anything like it (due to personnel reasons), but the Mets have their four up-the-middle players hitting 1-2-3-4. Don't see that too often.

RFS62
04-04-2005, 04:29 PM
71 pitches for Wilson

d2pmr11
04-04-2005, 04:30 PM
Oliver, Dorsett (or Wilson), Taubensee, Santiago, LaRue? That's just a mindless guess.

Jeff Reed in there somewhere? I don't think Benito started an opening day.

westofyou
04-04-2005, 04:30 PM
FYI Redszone T-Shirt spotted during foul out 3rd base side 1st batter Mets 5th inning.

Fan wearing shirt High Fives friend who catches ball.

Reds Fanatic
04-04-2005, 04:31 PM
Piazza flys out to end the inning