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Reds Fanatic
03-12-2006, 03:57 PM
The game is on ESPN2 at 4 PM ET today.

Here are the lineups from Marc's blog:


Japan
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Tsuyoshi Nishioka 2B
Hitoshi Tamura LF
Nobuhiko Matsunaka DH
Kosuke Fukodome CF
Akinori Iwamura 3B
Michihiro Ogasawara 1B
Motonobu Tanishige C
Munenori Kawasaki SS
Koji Uehara P

USA
Michael Young 2B
Derek Jeter SS
Ken Griffey Jr. CF
Alex Rodriguez DH
Chipper Jones 3B
Derrek Lee 1B
Brian Schneider C
Vernon Wells RF
Randy Winn LF
Jake Peavy P

wheels
03-12-2006, 04:32 PM
Where's this one being played?

vaticanplum
03-12-2006, 04:34 PM
Where's this one being played?

Anaheim, I think?

Reds Fanatic
03-12-2006, 04:38 PM
Anaheim, I think?
That is right. This round is in Anaheim for the US.

Gainesville Red
03-12-2006, 04:46 PM
My guide shows tennis on ESPN2 @ 4. Hope it's wrong.

Reds Fanatic
03-12-2006, 04:49 PM
My guide shows tennis on ESPN2 @ 4. Hope it's wrong.They changed the schedule. They originally had a game on at 11 ET tonight when they thought the US was playing in that time slot. When the US game was scheduled for 4 they changed the schedule and the US game will be on.

Gainesville Red
03-12-2006, 04:51 PM
Good news, thanks.

SirFelixCat
03-12-2006, 05:06 PM
Yes, USA vs Japan IS on ESPN2!!! :D

Gainesville Red
03-12-2006, 05:10 PM
Not a good start.

Reds Fanatic
03-12-2006, 05:11 PM
Ichiro leads off with a homer. 1-0 Japan.

OnBaseMachine
03-12-2006, 05:11 PM
Ichiro homers, 1-0 Japan.

Reds Fanatic
03-12-2006, 05:21 PM
Junior strikes out looking.

Reds Fanatic
03-12-2006, 05:22 PM
US gets their 1st 2 runners on but can't score as Rodriguez grounds into a double play.

dougdirt
03-12-2006, 05:24 PM
Looks to be a wide strikezone today....as long as it goes both ways I will take it.

WMR
03-12-2006, 05:59 PM
Umpire has had a shoddy strike zone in terms of consistency today...

Reds Fanatic
03-12-2006, 06:01 PM
Junior singles in his 2nd AB today.

dougdirt
03-12-2006, 06:05 PM
Larry Jones grounds out with two RISP to end the inning. 3-1 Japan.

SirFelixCat
03-12-2006, 06:15 PM
imo, the US has a larger advantage the longer the game goes on. After the 5th inning, the US has nothing but closers to shut down the Japanese "O". Should be a fun finish

OnBaseMachine
03-12-2006, 06:32 PM
I am more than impressed with the great defense that Japan has displayed in this game. They have robbed the US of at least three hits. That was a great play by the SS on the ball Griffey just hit.

Gainesville Red
03-12-2006, 06:40 PM
Indeed, they look pretty solid.

westofyou
03-12-2006, 06:49 PM
One thing's for sure, Rick Sutcliff is in mid season form, in fact pre-season, post season, anytime....Rick just is painful to listen to.

His insight is fraught with cliches and hyperbole.

He should go into politics.

RFS62
03-12-2006, 07:31 PM
One thing's for sure, Rick Sutcliff is in mid season form, in fact pre-season, post season, anytime....Rick just is painful to listen to.

His insight is fraught with cliches and hyperbole.

He should go into politics.


He's a walking contradiction, partly truth and partly fiction
Taking every wrong direction on his lonely way back home
There's a lot of wrong directions on that lonely way back home

RFS62
03-12-2006, 07:39 PM
Sweet sassy molassy!!!!!

Overturning the go ahead run in the 8th inning!!!!!

Was this a Remember Pearl Harbor call?

RFS62
03-12-2006, 07:40 PM
This is bad. Replay shows he didn't leave early.

Very bad.

GoReds
03-12-2006, 07:42 PM
Wow. Bad call.

If anything, you would prefer the US umps to err on the side of the visitors, but to overturn a call that was THAT close is awful.

Maybe replay's time is here.

RFS62
03-12-2006, 07:44 PM
Shameful, terrible, inexcusable.

MartyFan
03-12-2006, 07:56 PM
score?

SandyD
03-12-2006, 08:01 PM
3-3 heading into the bot 9th. Japan left bases loaded on Lidge.

Actually, he finished the inning. Not sure if he started it.

Newman4
03-12-2006, 08:01 PM
Lidge strikes out the Japan guy with the bases loaded. 3-3 bottom of 9.

TheBurn
03-12-2006, 08:02 PM
score?
Japan leaves the bases loaded, 3-3 mid 9th

MartyFan
03-12-2006, 08:02 PM
wow...I wish I had cable

thanks!

letsgojunior
03-12-2006, 08:12 PM
Wells was safe at third.

Cyclone792
03-12-2006, 08:13 PM
Jeter HBP ... Steinbrenner will never allow another Yankee to play in the WBC again :laugh:

Newman4
03-12-2006, 08:13 PM
Wells was safe at third.

Second crappy call of the game. Griffey up, bases loaded.

VI_RedsFan
03-12-2006, 08:14 PM
Griffey up with the bases loaded. Oh baby!

VI_RedsFan
03-12-2006, 08:17 PM
Full count.

Newman4
03-12-2006, 08:17 PM
Griffey K's.

VI_RedsFan
03-12-2006, 08:18 PM
Damn...Griffey stikes out swinging.

Newman4
03-12-2006, 08:19 PM
A-Rod Base Hit. Game over 4-3.

VI_RedsFan
03-12-2006, 08:19 PM
Base-hit for A-Rod. USA WINS!!!!

Hoosier Red
03-12-2006, 08:20 PM
Does Alex Rodriguez getting the game winning hit count as proof that the WBC really is useless?

captainmorgan07
03-12-2006, 08:28 PM
heck of a game though would have liked to see jr. get the game winning hit

OnBaseMachine
03-12-2006, 08:30 PM
Does Alex Rodriguez getting the game winning hit count as proof that the WBC really is useless?

:confused: :confused:

Griffey chased two bad balls or else he would have had the game winning walk.

TeamBoone
03-12-2006, 09:04 PM
Griffey actually looked very uncomfortable at the plate during that last at-bat. If he'd just gone up there and played it cool, the way he normally does, he'd have batted in the game-winning run, even if it was a sac fly.

I actually feel bad for Japan. They really got screwed. I'm glad Team USA won, but somehow it doesn't feel fair and square. Then again, I know that's how it goes sometimes. Japan will be talking about it for awhile and probably are angry... who can blame them? They still may not have won, but now we'll never know.

Reds Nd2
03-12-2006, 10:13 PM
Jeter HBP ... Steinbrenner will never allow another Yankee to play in the WBC again :laugh:

That HBP isn't something to laugh about. I drafted Jeter this morning. :laugh: