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medford
03-08-2006, 11:47 AM
Per Marcs blog...

SARASOTA -- Yes, the Reds are using the DH. No, the Pirates are not. Don't know why, but I'm honestly not curious enough to ask. Hopefully, we'll all make it through this OK...

Pirates
Chris Duffy CF
Craig Stansberry 2B
Sean Casey 1B
Craig Wilson RF
Joe Randa 3B
Jose Hernandez SS
Ray Sadler LF
Humberto Cota C
Tom Gorzelanny P

Reds
Ryan Freel CF
Tony Womack 2B
Felipe Lopez SS
Adam Dunn 1B
Austin Kearns RF
Jason LaRue C
Jacob Cruz DH
Quinton McCracken LF
Derek Wathan 3B
Michael Gosling P

Also, on the travel squad (among others) for tomorrow's game against the Pirates: Dunn, Encarnacion, Freel, Lopez, Womack, Rhodes, LaRue, McCracken, Coffey, Burns, Hudson, Kozlowski and Mr. Kent Mercker. Aaron Harang will oppose Ian Snell on the hill.

medford
03-08-2006, 11:52 AM
"Yes, the Reds are using the DH. No, the Pirates are not. Don't know why, but I'm honestly not curious enough to ask"...

Apparently Bud has notice the lack of improvement in Milton's pitching, and in the best interest of baseball has agreed to allow the reds to us a DH for all home games in an attempt to make the things fair & equitable. ;)

Reds1
03-08-2006, 12:02 PM
Not sure if on the radio. If you go to MLB not listed yet, but Pitt has some games on so I'm hopeful.

RedsManRick
03-08-2006, 12:03 PM
Does anybody else hear that noise? It's like static or something....

RedsManRick
03-08-2006, 12:09 PM
Does anybody else hear that noise? It's like static or something....

Sorry, nevermind. I figured it out. It was just the sound of Womack sucking.

Reds1
03-08-2006, 12:50 PM
Looks like we have to change the title because the SS game vs. the Twins is on MLB radio and Pitt game is not showing up. at least not yet.

membengal
03-08-2006, 12:51 PM
yeah, twins game is on Xm as well.

Doc. Scott
03-08-2006, 01:00 PM
Where is the Twins game listed? I don't see anything at all at MLB.com.

membengal
03-08-2006, 01:03 PM
The Reds at Twins game is on XM 179 I believe.

medford
03-08-2006, 01:04 PM
I started a thread for the Twinkie's game as well, w/ lineups provided per Marc.

BRM
03-08-2006, 01:05 PM
The Reds at Twins game is on XM 179 I believe.

Are XM subscribers required to pay an additional fee in order to receive MLB audio during the regular season?

membengal
03-08-2006, 01:07 PM
I was trying to figure that out, and just gave up and paid the additional $14.95 for the computer access too.

BRM
03-08-2006, 01:11 PM
I'm thinking of subscribing to XM here soon and I was hoping I'd be able to listen to Reds broadcasts with it. I'll probably get it either way but being able to listen to MLB audio would be a sweet bonus.

Doc. Scott
03-08-2006, 01:14 PM
Not to be pushy here, but let's say you don't have XM. Is the game on MLB.com somewhere?

BRM
03-08-2006, 01:18 PM
Not to be pushy here, but let's say you don't have XM. Is the game on MLB.com somewhere?

Both games are listed on the scoreboard. Are you referring to an audio broadcast?

Doc. Scott
03-08-2006, 01:19 PM
Yes.

traderumor
03-08-2006, 01:21 PM
mlb.com gameday audio, which one must have a subscription, shows that the Twins are broadcasting the Reds @ Twins. The Pittsburgh game is not showing either team broadcasting.

Doc. Scott
03-08-2006, 01:30 PM
I'm a subscriber to Gameday Audio and I see nothing.

Doc. Scott
03-08-2006, 01:32 PM
And now they finally pop up (the Twins game, at least). Sorry about that.

BRM
03-08-2006, 01:36 PM
An update from Marc.


SARASOTA -- I should have mentioned, cult hero Rob Stratton is one of the players available for today's game against the Pirates. Looking forward to seeing the big fella out there.

Also, I'm thinking it's about time to roll out the spring training edition of the Day-in-the-Life blog. I feel like I should do it for a road game, but I'm not sure when to do it. Tomorrow's almost too short a trip to do it justice. I'll think about it and we'll see. Maybe the Red Sox trip next Tuesday.

KronoRed
03-08-2006, 01:39 PM
Womack batting 2nd in one lineup and Aurilia in the other.

The 2 spot has now been renamed the "old vet" spot.

BRM
03-08-2006, 01:58 PM
What's wrong with putting an OBP challenged veteran in the two spot?

Reds Fanatic
03-08-2006, 02:00 PM
Are XM subscribers required to pay an additional fee in order to receive MLB audio during the regular season? No you get all MLB games as part of your XM subscription. There is no extra fee.

BRM
03-08-2006, 02:01 PM
No you get all MLB games as part of your XM subscription. There is no extra fee.

Crap! Now I have no choice but to subscribe. ;)

redsmetz
03-08-2006, 02:03 PM
Unrelated question, but to listen on the Internet, is it possible to pay to listen to one game? My daughter is working in DC as a Jesuit volunteer this year and would like to pay to listen to Opening Day, but can't afford the whole season. I recall it was like $3.95 a game - do they still do it that way?

Thanks, folks.

joe

redsfan30
03-08-2006, 02:26 PM
No. I think you have to buy the whole package.

lollipopcurve
03-08-2006, 02:36 PM
The 2 spot has now been renamed the "old vet" spot.

How about, "hitting second wind"?

redsfan30
03-08-2006, 02:50 PM
Here's how Sean Casey's return to Sarasota went:


Yikes

SARASOTA -- Michael Gosling just hit Sean Casey in the head with a pitch. He went down hard, but he seems OK. He stayed in the game to run the bases, but has been lifted between the top and bottom of the third.

KronoRed
03-08-2006, 02:51 PM
Ouch

Gainesville Red
03-08-2006, 02:52 PM
Glad he's alright. Sean Casey's too nice a guy to get hit in the head. That should be against the rules.

Heath
03-08-2006, 02:56 PM
Glad he's alright. Sean Casey's too nice a guy to get hit in the head. That should be against the rules.
I wonder if Joe Randa gave him a hug or a Wiggles band-aid.

lollipopcurve
03-08-2006, 03:05 PM
Not a good way for Mr. Gosling to make friends on his new team.

redsfan30
03-08-2006, 03:09 PM
Casey must have a magnet in his head that attracts baseballs to it. This is the 4th or 5th time he's been hit there.

westofyou
03-08-2006, 03:15 PM
Casey must have a magnet in his head that attracts baseballs to it. This is the 4th or 5th time he's been hit there.

Frank Chance was hit in the head something like 38 times according to some sources, he planted deep in the box and had slow feet. Casey steps into he picth and is bringing his head into the zone, when one comes in high and hard he has trouble limbo-ing out... being a large and not so limber type of player.

Thsi is he sort of thing that can ruin a career, it's the eqivalent of a fighter being punch drunk.

Red Rover
03-08-2006, 03:41 PM
3-0 Pirates after 5. Bailey pitching when runs scored, I think.

TeamBoone
03-08-2006, 03:43 PM
Casey must have a magnet in his head that attracts baseballs to it. This is the 4th or 5th time he's been hit there.

He's been hit several times, but I only remember him being hit in the head one other time. Plus, once in the eye but that wasn't by a pitch... I believe he was fielding when that happened. He also had that one horrible collision.

BRM
03-08-2006, 03:43 PM
Craig Stansberry homered off Josh Hall in the 5th, according to Yahoo.

TeamBoone
03-08-2006, 03:44 PM
BTW, again Adam isn't playing first base. I wonder why. This seems to be happening with frequency now.

BRM
03-08-2006, 03:46 PM
BTW, again Adam isn't playing first base. I wonder why. This seems to be happening with frequency now.

Didn't he start this game at 1B?

TeamBoone
03-08-2006, 03:47 PM
He did; sorry. I didn't realize it was a split squad.

membengal
03-08-2006, 03:47 PM
Part of the reason, I am sure, is that this is split squad day and Pena and Griffey are not in camp because of the WBC. May actually need the bodies to cover the OF for both games...

BRM
03-08-2006, 03:48 PM
Is he still in the game or has he been pulled already?

TeamBoone
03-08-2006, 03:52 PM
Part of the reason, I am sure, is that this is split squad day and Pena and Griffey are not in camp because of the WBC. May actually need the bodies to cover the OF for both games...

I don't buy it; they have a plethora of OFers.

Retneprac
03-08-2006, 04:13 PM
From the "Comment" section on Marc's blog, here are his thoughts on Bailey today:

"Bailey looked fantastic. Broke a couple bats, faced four hitters in a scoreless inning. The runs were surrendered by Josh Hall on a three-run bomb by Craig Stansberry."

traderumor
03-08-2006, 04:36 PM
I'm not real worried about Dunn's ST time at first. He is not new to the position, has made several starts there.

Reds1
03-08-2006, 05:21 PM
Reds won other SS game 3-2. Simposn beaned a guy to load the bases in the 9th and then got the next guy on a 1st pitch double play. EE with a HR. Lead off hitter Wise had a nice game. I think Williams pitched great!

TeamBoone
03-08-2006, 05:32 PM
03/08/2006 3:31 PM ET
Young hurlers impressive despite loss
Gosling, Bailey post scoreless outings against Bucs
By Mark Sheldon / MLB.com

Reds at the plate: Jacob Cruz broke a streak of nine in a row retired in the fourth with a double to right field. Cruz was later the third out, trying to score on a Tony Womack single to left field. Quinton McCracken and Anderson Machado each had singles in the game.

Pirates at the plate: Second baseman Craig Stansberry snapped a scoreless tie with a three-run home run that cleared the left-field fence in the fifth. It was Stansberry's second homer this spring. It was 4-0 in the eighth when pitcher Scott Strickland's squeeze bunt scored another run.

Reds on the mound: Seeking a spot in the Reds' rotation, Michael Gosling gave up two hits, a walk and hit a batter -- but worked three scoreless innings. Top pitching prospect Homer Bailey followed and looked impressive in his one scoreless inning. Bailey struck out one and walked one. Making his first appearance of the spring, Josh Hall surrendered Stansberry's homer. Hall was charged with three runs and three hits in one inning. Veterans Chris Hammond and Rick White each worked scoreless innings.

Pirates on the mound: With an outside chance to earn a spot on the staff, Tom Gorzelanny pitched three scoreless innings and allowed two hits and a walk with two strikeouts. Gorzelanny retired his first nine batters in order. Marty McCleary followed with his own three scoreless innings and gave up two hits and no walks while striking out three.

Grapefruit League records: Reds 3-5; Pirates 6-1.

Up next: The two teams play each other again Thursday in Bradenton. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m. ET.

http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060308&content_id=1340339&vkey=spt2006gamer&fext=.jsp&c_id=cin

NJReds
03-08-2006, 05:55 PM
PITTSBURGH (5) AT CINCINNATI (0)

PITTSBURGH AB R H BI CINCINNATI AB R H BI
C Duffy cf 3 1 1 0 R Freel cf 2 0 0 0
R Davis cf 1 0 0 0 N Hopper cf 1 0 0 0
C Stansberry 2b 4 1 1 3 T Womack 2b 3 0 2 0
S Casey 1b 1 0 0 0 J Bannon ss 1 0 0 0
J Guzman ss 2 0 0 0 F Lopez ss 3 0 0 0
C Wilson rf 5 0 0 0 J Gutierrez 1b 1 0 0 0
J Randa 3b 3 0 1 0 A Dunn 1b 3 0 0 0
J Alfaro 3b 1 1 0 0 A Machado 2b 1 0 0 0
J Hernandez ss 3 0 0 0 A Kearns rf 3 0 0 0
R Sadler lf 3 0 2 0 J LaRue c 2 0 0 0
H Cota c 1 0 0 0 M Perez c 1 0 0 0
P Chiaffredo c 1 0 0 1 J Cruz dh 1 0 1 0
T Gorzelanny p 1 0 0 0 Q McCracken lf 3 0 1 0
M McLeary p 2 1 1 0 D Wathan 3b 3 0 0 0
S Strickland p 0 0 0 1 E Crozier rf 0 0 0 0
D Schwartzbauer 2 1 0 0 0 R Stratton dh 2 0 0 0
R Alvarez lf 0 1 0 0 J Castellano lf 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 32 5 6 5 TOTALS 30 0 4 0

PITTSBURGH 000 030 020 -- 5
CINCINNATI 000 000 000 -- 0

LOB--PITTSBURGH 9, CINCINNATI 4. 2B--J Cruz.
HR--C Stansberry 1 (2) (off J Hall). SB--R Davis 1
(1), J Guzman 1 (2). S--S Strickland.
IP H R ER BB SO HR
PITTSBURGH
T Gorzelanny 3 2 0 0 1 2 0
M McLeary (W,2-0) 3 2 0 0 0 3 0
S Strickland (S,1) 3 0 0 0 0 3 0
CINCINNATI
M Gosling 3 2 0 0 1 1 0
H Bailey 1 0 0 0 1 1 0
J Hall (L,0-1) 1 3 3 3 0 0 1
C Hammond 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
R White 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
D Weathers 1 1 2 2 2 0 0
J Journell 1 0 0 0 1 2 0

WP--M Gosling. HBP--S Casey by M Gosling, R Davis
by R White. SO--PIT: C Stansberry 2, J Alfaro, J
Hernandez, C Wilson. CIN: F Lopez 2, Q McCracken,
A Dunn, A Kearns, M Perez, N Hopper, R Stratton.
BB--PIT: H Cota 2, J Alfaro, R Sadler, J Guzman, R
Alvarez. CIN: R Freel. T--2:38. A--2,553.

creek14
03-08-2006, 06:00 PM
Reds pitcher hits Casey in head, but he's OK


SARASOTA, Fla. -- Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Sean Casey was struck in the helmet by a pitch from Cincinnati Reds left-hander Michael Gosling in the third inning of a split-squad exhibition game Wednesday.

Casey, who had minor swelling above his right eye, lay on the ground for about 30 seconds as the crowd was silenced and Gosling covered his head while crouching in front of the mound. Casey went to first base and left the game after the inning.

Casey faced Cincinnati for the first time since the December trade that sent him to his hometown team. He played eight years for the Reds.

"Yeah, I thought I had some friends over here," Casey said with a laugh. "But, hey, that's baseball. It happens. The ball got away from him. That's the way it goes. You take that risk every time you get in the batter's box."

After the inning, Casey approached Gosling to let him know he had no problem with the pitch.

"I told him, 'It's all right,' " Casey said. "Obviously, he's coming in tight on a 2-0 pitch, and the ball just sailed on him."

Casey received a loud ovation before his first at-bat from the crowd at Ed Smith Stadium. Before the game, he shook hands and embraced numerous fans and former teammates.

One fan shouted out during one of his at-bats: "We love you, Sean Casey! We don't like your shirt, though!"

"There are still mixed emotions," Casey said. "Everything I've done as a big leaguer has been with the Reds. I see those guys over there. I'm a human being. I like the guys in the Pirates' clubhouse. They've been good to me. But I developed a lot of relationships over there, too."

It remains to be seen how long Casey will be in Pittsburgh. He can become a free agent after the season.

Casey said Pittsburgh's recent contract extensions for outfielder Jason Bay and shortstop Jack Wilson are a sign the team has a brighter future.

"When you see the organization signing those guys, you can see there's a commitment," he said. "There are a lot of good things happening here."

TeamBoone
03-08-2006, 06:10 PM
Awwww. I know it had to be done but I will for sure miss him dressed in Red.

LincolnparkRed
03-08-2006, 06:35 PM
So has anyone noticed that Tackleberry has yet to have a shutout appearence this spring. Does make you wonder how much that hand injury this winter might be affecting him?

Falls City Beer
03-08-2006, 06:49 PM
FCB's early bullpen sleeper pick: Gosling.

RedsManRick
03-08-2006, 06:56 PM
Womack had 2 of our 4 hits...

Dunner44
03-08-2006, 07:14 PM
Yeah, as much as I hate to say this, Woemack has put up better numbers thus far than Freel.... crap

Doc. Scott
03-08-2006, 07:20 PM
Crap. Womack got two hits and wasn't caught stealing.

TeamBoone
03-08-2006, 07:22 PM
I haven't noticed that Freel's been playing very much.

KronoRed
03-08-2006, 07:40 PM
Crap. Womack got two hits and wasn't caught stealing.
He's got 2nd nailed down.

Nugget
03-08-2006, 07:45 PM
As of the start if yesterday Freel has started 4 games had 11 at bats with 2 hits. However, it is early in ST and Dunn and Kearns are only just above him with Lopez one spots behind him.

For the REDS with 10 AB or more, those ahead of Freel in order are McCracken, EE, TWo, Deno, Hatterberg, Kearns and Dunn.

corkedbat
03-08-2006, 08:02 PM
Signing Wilson definitely calls for a committment - bring on the silly shirts! :D

Dunner44
03-09-2006, 07:53 AM
Casey takes one to the head (http://cmsimg.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Dato=20060309&Kategori=SPT04&Lopenr=603090398&Ref=AR&Q=80&MaxW=450&MaxH=475&Site=AB&Q=80&Border=0&Title=0)

Ouch... can you see the ball in the upper left hand corner.... getting beaned in the noggin sucks

TeamBoone
03-09-2006, 05:12 PM
Nm

TeamBoone
03-09-2006, 05:35 PM
Casey and friends.