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reds44
03-04-2006, 10:35 AM
TAMPA -- Lovely day here at Legends Field, mid-70s and a nice breeze in the forecast.

Reds
Ryan Freel, 2B
Rich Aurilia, SS
Edwin Encarnacion, 3B
Adam Dunn, 1B
Austin Kearns, RF
Jason LaRue, C
Tuffy Rhodes, DH
Quinton McCracken, LF
Chris Denorfia, CF
Aaron Harang, P

Yankees
Miguel Cairo, SS
Robinson Cano, 2B
Gary Sheffield, RF
Jason Giambi, 1B
Hideki Matsui, DH
Jorge Posada, C
Kevin Reese, CF
Marcos Vechionacci, 3B
Kevin Thompson, LF
Randy Johnson, P

Heath
03-04-2006, 10:42 AM
I think Marcos Vechionacci should be starting for Italy instead of Frank Menechino.

Then you find out he's from Ozzie Guillen's home country.

Global Baseball. Live it love it.

dougdirt
03-04-2006, 11:11 AM
OK....lets see home runs today by Dunn and Encarnacion again...yeah that would be nice.

KronoRed
03-04-2006, 11:11 AM
One constant about all these lineups so far is the 2nd guy seems to be "contact man", I have a hard time seeing Lopez being that guy.

Tommyjohn25
03-04-2006, 11:49 AM
Freel at 2B!! :jump:

Reds1
03-04-2006, 12:57 PM
Harang to go 45 pitches today and he's going to get a nice test with this line up! Go Reds. Always good to beat the Yanks even in the Spring.

Matt700wlw
03-04-2006, 01:02 PM
Come on, Tuffy!!

LexingtonRedsFan
03-04-2006, 01:11 PM
For some reason, the UC basketball game is on the streaming audio from WLW......:( (as well as on 1360Homer....)

Matt700wlw
03-04-2006, 01:13 PM
For some reason, the UC basketball game is on the streaming audio from WLW......:( (as well as on 1360Homer....)

We can't stream the Redlegs...

Doc. Scott
03-04-2006, 01:15 PM
From 700wlw.com, they don't stream the games. You need MLB Gameday Audio to listen to Reds games online.

LexingtonRedsFan
03-04-2006, 01:15 PM
Not even spring training games?? Thanks for the info Matt

Doc. Scott
03-04-2006, 01:17 PM
We're juuuuust about ready.

Doc. Scott
03-04-2006, 01:18 PM
Freel grounds to short on the first pitch.

Aurilia. Gets ahead 3-0 and later walks.

Encarnacion, batting third (!). Rocket foul down the LF line. LONG DRIVE TO LEFT OUTTA HERE 2-0 REDS JUMPED ALL OVER A 1-2 PITCH HIS THIRD HOMER IN TWO DAYS

Ahem.

Dunn. High routine fly to RCF, two down.

Kearns. Down two strikes. Couple of fouls. Struck him out with a low pitch to end the inning.

2-0 Cincy after .5.

Retneprac
03-04-2006, 01:21 PM
Edwin!

Retneprac
03-04-2006, 01:21 PM
2 run home run (after Aurilia walked) on a 1-2 count

TeamBoone
03-04-2006, 01:21 PM
EE's the man! A HR off Johnson.

Matt700wlw
03-04-2006, 01:21 PM
Nice start to the spring for EE!!

Gainesville Red
03-04-2006, 01:22 PM
EdE!!!!!!!! Gone. 2-0

KronoRed
03-04-2006, 01:22 PM
Aurlia walks?

How un "play the game right" like ;)

Doc. Scott
03-04-2006, 01:25 PM
Edwin should have sacrificed. He'll be disciplined for that.

Doc. Scott
03-04-2006, 01:25 PM
Bottom of 1.

Cairo. Sharply-hit grounder to Freel. One out.

Cano. Grounder to short, backhanded but no throw. Infield hit.

Sheffield. Grounder to short- Aurilia to Freel for the force, but Ryan drops the ball and there's no DP. Two down.

Giambi. 2-2 count. Jason is nicked on a pitch up and in puts him on.

Matsui. Lines a single to right, but Kearns charges and comes up throwing, forcing a hold. Bases loaded.

Posada. Called strike one. Ball. Outside, ball two. Couple of fouls. Check swing runs the count full. Whiffed him on a high fastball out of the strike zone!

2-0 Reds after 1.



Lets not forget EE was one of the most impressive (if not the most) last spring, and he bit a big weiner during the season.

You, sir, lie.

ajmlx9
03-04-2006, 01:26 PM
Lets not forget EE was one of the most impressive (if not the most) last spring, and he bit a big weiner during the season.

Gainesville Red
03-04-2006, 01:30 PM
It makes me sick that a player like EdE could possibly play himself into the lineup when he cleary belongs on the bench learning how to play the game right or seasoning in AAA for another couple years. All he's going to do is steal time from the veterans that know how to win. Stupid Reds.

OnBaseMachine
03-04-2006, 01:33 PM
Lets not forget EE was one of the most impressive (if not the most) last spring, and he bit a big weiner during the season.

Not hardly.

EE hit .314/.388/.548 at Louisville and held his own in a little over 200 atbats with the Reds. A .744 OPS and 9 homeruns in 211 atbats by a 22-year old rookie? I'll take it. BTW, EE's .744 OPS was 46 points higher than Randa's OPS after the trade.

ajmlx9
03-04-2006, 01:35 PM
Game updates?

Tornon
03-04-2006, 01:36 PM
Cairo grounded out, Cano infield single to short, Sheffield hit a ball to short that should have been a double play but freel dropped it & the reds only get 1 out. Giambi hit by a 2-2 pitch, Matsui singles to right, Kearns comes up firing & runner is held at third.. bases loaded with 2 out

Tornon
03-04-2006, 01:38 PM
Posada strikes out swinging, threat averted. 2-0 Reds after 1

Doc. Scott
03-04-2006, 01:39 PM
Top of 2.

LaRue. High fly to center, one out. Swung at a 2-0 pitch.

Rhodes. Pups up quickly to third.

McCracken. Falls behind 0-2. Ball. Grounder foul. High fly to short RC, three outs.

2-0 Reds after 1.5.

redsfanmia
03-04-2006, 01:39 PM
Freel dropping that ball on the double play just illustrates why he is not an everyday player. Is there a team with more defensive liablities than the Reds?

Tornon
03-04-2006, 01:40 PM
LaRue flies to center, 1 out

Tornon
03-04-2006, 01:41 PM
Rhodes pops to third, 2 out

Tornon
03-04-2006, 01:43 PM
McCracken flies to right, 2-0 Reds middle of 2

Doc. Scott
03-04-2006, 01:44 PM
Bottom of 2.

Reese. Two quick strikes. Grounder to first, 3-1 makes one down.

Vechionacci, all of nineteen. Three and one. Grounder to third, and Encarnacion quits gumming the Kahn's long enough to throw the kid out. Two down.

Third batter does the same.

2-0 Reds after 2.

Tornon
03-04-2006, 01:46 PM
Reese grounds to Dunn, 1 out

Retneprac
03-04-2006, 01:47 PM
The Posada strikeout had me up on my feet cheering. Bases loaded. Full count. And Harang threw a fastball by him.

And it's only the third day of spring training. Stupid baseball.

Tornon
03-04-2006, 01:47 PM
Vechionacci grounds to Encarnacion, 2 out

ajmlx9
03-04-2006, 01:48 PM
I'm liking all of these grounders.

Tornon
03-04-2006, 01:49 PM
Thompson grounds to Encarnacion, 2-0 Reds after 2

Tornon
03-04-2006, 01:53 PM
Denorfia grounds to second after a long battle, 1 out

Tornon
03-04-2006, 01:54 PM
Freel flies to left, 2 out

Tornon
03-04-2006, 01:55 PM
Aurilia doubles into the left field corner

Tornon
03-04-2006, 01:56 PM
Encarnacion doubles into left, Aurilia scores. 3-0 Reds

Tornon
03-04-2006, 01:58 PM
Dunn Ks swinging, 3-0 Reds middle of 3

ajmlx9
03-04-2006, 02:00 PM
Edwin -> steroids?

Tornon
03-04-2006, 02:00 PM
Dave Williams in to pitch for the Reds

Tornon
03-04-2006, 02:01 PM
Cairo singles up the middle

Tornon
03-04-2006, 02:03 PM
Cano flies to McCracken but Quinton loses the ball in the sun and doesn't catch it, runners now at 1st and 2nd with no out

Tornon
03-04-2006, 02:06 PM
Sheffield walks

ajmlx9
03-04-2006, 02:08 PM
Beginning of the end for Dave the **** head. Throw the damn ball over the plate. You are paid millions to do that.

Tornon
03-04-2006, 02:09 PM
Giambi pops to Dunn on the 3-2 pitch, 1 out

Tornon
03-04-2006, 02:11 PM
Matsui grounds into a 4-6-3 double play on a 3-1 pitch. 3-0 Reds after 3

ajmlx9
03-04-2006, 02:12 PM
Dave is lucky he was bailed out by a foreigner who can't count.

Tornon
03-04-2006, 02:13 PM
Scott Proctor in to pitch for New York

Gainesville Red
03-04-2006, 02:13 PM
Edwin -> steroids?

Obviously. Not only is he an obvious cheater, he's also a show-off. Trying to make Aurilia (and everyone else) look bad. Bench him til his attitude is better. Until he's a team player. He needs to get on base more, not just jog around the bases.;)

ajmlx9
03-04-2006, 02:14 PM
Scott Proctologist?

Tornon
03-04-2006, 02:14 PM
Kearns flies to center, 1 out

Tornon
03-04-2006, 02:16 PM
LaRue Ks swinging, 2 out

Tornon
03-04-2006, 02:18 PM
Rhodes pops to third, 3-0 Reds middle of 4

Tornon
03-04-2006, 02:20 PM
Posada hits a ground rule double to right center

jhiller21
03-04-2006, 02:21 PM
Now saying it's a ground rule double for Posada.

Tornon
03-04-2006, 02:21 PM
Reese singles to right, Posada holds at third

Tornon
03-04-2006, 02:22 PM
Vechionacci pops to Freel, 1 out

membengal
03-04-2006, 02:23 PM
EE's start to the spring is going to make it damn hard for them to pull an Aurilia circa 2005.

Feeling better and better about this as the days pass.

Tornon
03-04-2006, 02:25 PM
Thompson singles up the middle, run scores. 3-1 Reds with runners at 1st & 2nd, 1 out

Tornon
03-04-2006, 02:27 PM
Cairo grounds into a 6-4-3 double play, 3-1 Reds after 4

nc redsfan
03-04-2006, 02:29 PM
I know it's early, but Williams hasn't done good in his first 2 outings. He better watch out or he'll pitch his way right into Louisville. I really don't think the new owners would hesitate to do so, especially with the way Gosling pitched the other day.

Tornon
03-04-2006, 02:30 PM
McCracken walks on 4 pitches

Tornon
03-04-2006, 02:32 PM
Denorfia walks on 4 pitches

Tornon
03-04-2006, 02:35 PM
Freel puts a good bunt down and the yankees can't get anyone out

flyer85
03-04-2006, 02:36 PM
bunt single for freel

Tornon
03-04-2006, 02:37 PM
Aurilia flies to right, nobody able to advance.. 1 out

Tornon
03-04-2006, 02:39 PM
Encarnacion Ks looking, 2 out

Tornon
03-04-2006, 02:42 PM
Dunn gets ahead 3-0 but Ks looking on the 3-2 pitch, 3-1 Reds middle of 5

Gainesville Red
03-04-2006, 02:42 PM
I'm listening to the Yankee's broadcast because the Reds broadcast is real choppy, making the Yankee's broadcast slightly less annoying. But I digress, they're talking about EdE, saying he'll be the starting third baseman unless he has an absolutley dreadful spring. They said they can't imagine what would be bad enough for him not to start. I guess they aren't real familiar with the Reds organization, huh? Suprise, the Reds are crazy.

flyer85
03-04-2006, 02:43 PM
Dunn Ks.

Marty said ball, then UGHH

Tornon
03-04-2006, 02:44 PM
Mike Burns in to pitch for the Reds

KronoRed
03-04-2006, 02:45 PM
Lemme guess..it was another K at the ankles for our tall 1st baseman :bang:

Tornon
03-04-2006, 02:45 PM
Cano flies to Denorfia, 1 out

Tornon
03-04-2006, 02:46 PM
Ranier Olmedo playing shortstop now

flyer85
03-04-2006, 02:46 PM
Lemme guess..it was another K at the ankles for our tall 1st baseman :bang:its ST, the umps don't want to be out there all day either.

Tornon
03-04-2006, 02:48 PM
Sheffield pops to LaRue, 2 out

Tornon
03-04-2006, 02:49 PM
Giambi flies to Denorfia, 3-1 Reds after 5

Tornon
03-04-2006, 02:51 PM
Kyle Farnsworth in to pitch for New York

Tornon
03-04-2006, 02:52 PM
Kearns rockets one down the left field line for a lead off double

Chip R
03-04-2006, 02:53 PM
I know it's early, but Williams hasn't done good in his first 2 outings. He better watch out or he'll pitch his way right into Louisville. I really don't think the new owners would hesitate to do so, especially with the way Gosling pitched the other day.

Nope. The rotation is all set. Only thing that will change it is a trade or an injury. So says Baseball Guy.

Tornon
03-04-2006, 02:54 PM
LaRue lines to second, 1 out

Tornon
03-04-2006, 02:56 PM
Rhodes Ks looking, 2 out

Tornon
03-04-2006, 02:57 PM
McCracken singles to right, Kearns thrown out at the plate.. 3-1 Reds middle of 6

flyer85
03-04-2006, 02:59 PM
Nope. The rotation is all set. Only thing that will change it is a trade or an injury. So says Baseball Guy.Nothing like the comforting and warm feeling of basking somewhere below mediocrity.

Tornon
03-04-2006, 03:00 PM
Aaron Holbert playing 3rd, Joey Votto at first, Brian Buchanon in right, Andy Abad in left

Tornon
03-04-2006, 03:00 PM
Matsui walks on 4 straight

Tornon
03-04-2006, 03:01 PM
Phillips grounds into a 5-4-3 double play, 2 out

nc redsfan
03-04-2006, 03:02 PM
I don't believe the roster is set. The thing I like about these owners, and that is they want results, you don't give them the results they want, they'll find somebody who does. No more of this staying on the team just because you were on the roster to begin with. I like that!!

Tornon
03-04-2006, 03:03 PM
Reese grounds to Menechino at 2nd, 3-1 Reds after 6

Tornon
03-04-2006, 03:06 PM
Denorfia grounds to third, 1 out

Tornon
03-04-2006, 03:07 PM
Menechino pops to third, 2 out

Tornon
03-04-2006, 03:09 PM
Olmedo Ks swinging, 3-1 Reds middle of 7

Tornon
03-04-2006, 03:11 PM
Allan Simpson in to pitch

Tornon
03-04-2006, 03:12 PM
Vechionacci walks

Tornon
03-04-2006, 03:15 PM
Thompson Ks lookng, 1 out

Tornon
03-04-2006, 03:16 PM
Cairo grounds into a 5-4-3 double play, 3-1 Reds after 7

ajmlx9
03-04-2006, 03:17 PM
If A. Simpson can learn how to pitch instead of just throwing, he will be a 2-1 K/BB guy

nc redsfan
03-04-2006, 03:36 PM
What happened to our updates?

RedsIn07
03-04-2006, 03:38 PM
Yankees just had the bases loaded with 2 outs, the hitter just hit the ball back to the pitcher for the final out.

Still 3-1 Reds.

RedsIn07
03-04-2006, 03:41 PM
Tuffy batting...

RedsIn07
03-04-2006, 03:41 PM
Tuffy pops out to shallow right center.

RedsIn07
03-04-2006, 03:42 PM
Aaron Holbert knocks a soft liner into right field for a hit.

RedsIn07
03-04-2006, 03:44 PM
Denorfia batting, Holbert gets picked off. (1-3-6, goes down as CS.)

RedsIn07
03-04-2006, 03:44 PM
Denorfia gets a single to right field.

RedsIn07
03-04-2006, 03:45 PM
Mecchino single up the middle. 2 on, 2 out, Olmedo batting.

RedsIn07
03-04-2006, 03:46 PM
Wagner warming up in the pen.

RedsIn07
03-04-2006, 03:48 PM
Olmedo singles to right, Denorfia scores, Mecchino to 3rd.
4-1 Reds

ghettochild
03-04-2006, 03:48 PM
base hit 4-1 reds

ajmlx9
03-04-2006, 03:51 PM
Rhodes and McCracken are going to be among the first cuts. These guys suck. Deport Tuffy back to Hiroshima.

RedsIn07
03-04-2006, 03:52 PM
Olmedo steals second.

RedsIn07
03-04-2006, 03:53 PM
Somebody pops out. 3 outs.
4-1 Reds going into the bottom of the 9th.

RedsIn07
03-04-2006, 03:56 PM
Wagner pitching...
Goes 3-1 with Vechionacci and walks him.

Patrick Bateman
03-04-2006, 03:57 PM
Rhodes and McCracken are going to be among the first cuts. These guys f-cking suck. Deport Tuffy back to Hiroshima.

Posts like that one will get you deported off of Redszone.

RedsIn07
03-04-2006, 03:58 PM
Cabrera? hits it to 3rd, mishandled by Holbert men on 1st and 2nd. No outs.

Falls City Beer
03-04-2006, 03:58 PM
If baseball were "Survivor," the Reds would have eaten Wagner already.

RedsIn07
03-04-2006, 04:00 PM
Kevin Howard grounds out to 2nd. 1 out.

Patrick Bateman
03-04-2006, 04:01 PM
Some posters need to realize how meaningless these ST games are. They are fun to watch, but when it comes down to it, are not a good way of evaluating players.

In '99 Jason Bere pitched great but in the regular season his ERA approached 7. Now that is just one example, but there are many others.

Before "deporting" guys like Tuffy, I think it would be fair to give him more than a 2 game ST stint. I'm not saying he's great, but I am willing to see what he has left.

RedsIn07
03-04-2006, 04:01 PM
Soft Line out to 3rd. 2 outs.

RedsIn07
03-04-2006, 04:04 PM
Fly out to Center field.
And this One Belongs to the Reds.
4-1 Reds Win.

Doc. Scott
03-04-2006, 04:05 PM
Denorfia's diving catch saves Wagner's butt.

traderumor
03-04-2006, 04:23 PM
Denorfia's diving catch saves Wagner's butt.Guess that offsets Holbert's boot :)

Heath
03-04-2006, 04:32 PM
Alan Simpson - Cincinnati's answer to Nuke LaLooche

M2
03-04-2006, 04:40 PM
Denorfia's diving catch saves Wagner's butt.

In a perfect world (for me at least), the Reds trade an OF for a pitcher and Denorfia patrols CF.

lollipopcurve
03-04-2006, 05:03 PM
In a perfect world (for me at least), the Reds trade an OF for a pitcher and Denorfia patrols CF.

I really think they'd like to do that (trade, Pena, play Denorfia), but if it happens I think Junior will remain in center for 06 (not that he's better than Denorfia there).

Nice to see Wagner hold on. He needs confidence.
Another big day for EdE.
Am I the only guy rooting for Rey Olmedo?

cReds1
03-04-2006, 05:15 PM
Some posters need to realize how meaningless these ST games are. They are fun to watch, but when it comes down to it, are not a good way of evaluating players.

In '99 Jason Bere pitched great but in the regular season his ERA approached 7. Now that is just one example, but there are many others.

Before "deporting" guys like Tuffy, I think it would be fair to give him more than a 2 game ST stint. I'm not saying he's great, but I am willing to see what he has left.

Especially since most of the their top players are at the WBC, but even then, it is what it is just like you said. :D

Chip R
03-04-2006, 05:30 PM
Nice to see Wagner hold on. He needs confidence.
Another big day for EdE.
Am I the only guy rooting for Rey Olmedo?

I don't think so. I'd much rather have Rey on the team than Aurilia and Womack.

Dunner44
03-04-2006, 07:07 PM
From the Reds recap: Dave Williams, who was acquired for Sean Casey this winter, allowed one run on five hits in two innings, making his first appearance of the spring.

Is this guy thick?

Joseph
03-04-2006, 07:29 PM
I'm rooting for Rey rey too. He's my favorite non-regular.

KronoRed
03-04-2006, 07:44 PM
Rey has a cool name..we need more cool names

MrCinatit
03-04-2006, 07:54 PM
i've liked rey since he came up. i remember one of his first games, a nationally televised game vs. the Giants (Josh Hall pitched a good game). rey came up with the bases loaded...and bunted. for a base it.

redsmetz
03-04-2006, 08:05 PM
From the Reds recap: Dave Williams, who was acquired for Sean Casey this winter, allowed one run on five hits in two innings, making his first appearance of the spring.

Is this guy thick?

Technically they're right - his first outing was against the Kia Tigers which didn't count as a spring training outing. But then again, spring training games don't count, so is that like a double negative?

I liked that Williams worked himself out of jams. Of course, it would be nice not to get in the jam in the first place, but sacks filled and to get out with no one scoring is not too shabby.

joe:beerme: