View Full Version : Game Thread: Reds vs. Blue Jays 3/17/06

03-17-2006, 01:40 PM
Lineups per Marc's blog:

Ryan Freel 2B
Quinton McCracken LF
Rich Aurilia SS
Adam Dunn 1B
Jacob Cruz DH
Austin Kearns RF
DeWayne Wise CF
Frank Menechino 3B
Dane Sardinha C
Justin Germano P

Blue Jays
Reed Johnson DH
Russ Adams SS
Alex Rios CF
Troy Glaus 3B
Eric Hinske RF
Bengie Molina C
Aaron Hill 2B
Jason Phillips 1B
Adam Lind LF
Roy Halladay P

03-17-2006, 01:42 PM
Marc also had a Milton update that I forgot to post.

DUNEDIN -- Lovely day here at Knology Park. Back at home, Eric Milton threw a six-inning simulated game, using 76 pitches. That's fairly efficient, especially considering it took Claussen 82 pitches to work four innings yesterday. I'd expect Milton to be back in Grapefruit League action next week.

And commentary from a guy named Joel:


Do you know how many simulated home runs Milton gave up in his game?

Northern Red
03-17-2006, 01:52 PM
That's hilarious! :D :roll:

I only wish I was the Joel that thought of it..

03-17-2006, 01:52 PM
Jr. should be on his way into town, one would guess...

03-17-2006, 01:55 PM
I haven't kept up with this -- how is Roy Halladay? (who happens to be one of my favorite pitchers in the whole wide world.) Is he fully recovered?

03-17-2006, 02:01 PM
I haven't kept up with this -- how is Roy Halladay? ?

He's Richer! 3 yr 40 million extension

03-17-2006, 02:14 PM
Solid 3 hitter.

03-17-2006, 02:16 PM
Solid 3 hitter.

I thought you'd like that. At least Freel is leading off and playing 2B and Dunn is playing 1B.

03-17-2006, 02:24 PM
And commentary from a guy named Joel:


Do you know how many simulated home runs Milton gave up in his game?

I thought it was suppose to read "Who many simulated Miltons did Milton give up?":)

03-17-2006, 02:40 PM
1-1 after two innings. Hinske homered off Germano in the 2nd inning for the Jays. Not sure how the Reds scored.

Doc. Scott
03-17-2006, 02:48 PM
Leadoff base hit for the Jays in the third. Germano has given up at least three hits so far.

Another single for Troy Glaus. Two on, one out.

Nice 6-4-3 ends the inning. 1-1 after 3.

Doc. Scott
03-17-2006, 02:54 PM
Quinton McCracken leads off the fourth. Forty-five pitches for Roy Halladay so far... that's a lot for him for three innings.

Quick groundout is out #1.

Aurilia. Makes an out.

Dunn whiffs and the inning ends. 1-1 after 3.5.

Doc. Scott
03-17-2006, 03:01 PM
Austin Kearns with a manly RBI single for the Reds' run.

Hinske's homer is described as a "veritable moon shot, even though the moon isn't out." Actually, it is, but whatever.

Leadoff double for Bengie Molina. Germano is still pitching in the fourth. Aaron Hill then gets plugged in the shoulder, and there's two on. Don't worry, Aaron, he only throws 88. But he comes out of the game anyway.

A three-run homer is just fifteen feet foul. Jason Phillips, it was.

I missed the rest of the inning.

03-17-2006, 03:02 PM
Green uniforms today?

03-17-2006, 03:03 PM
Thanks for the updates Doc!

Doc. Scott
03-17-2006, 03:09 PM
Halladay has one more inning to go. He gets the first Reds hitter out.

Austin Kearns grounds left of the mound, and Halladay, fifteen seconds after the announcers praised his "perfect fundamentals", throws it wildly to first. It's called a base hit for some inexplicable reason. Therefore Kearns is twice the man today.

Wise. 1-2 pitch ripped deep to center, and off the fence! Austin trucks all the way in to score, and that's an RBI triple for DeWayne!

2-1 Reds. Germano must have wriggled out of last inning's jam.

Menechino up. Grounder to Glaus at third and he throws home, but the ex-Angels dork it up and Wise is safe. Scored an FC, and the Reds lead 3-1. Frankie safe as well.

Sardinha. A rather ambitious hit-and-run results in a foul ball. Grounder to short makes an easy 6-4-3, and another dead-fissy at-bat for Dane.

3-1 Reds after 4.5. These were the first earned runs charged to Halladay this spring (!).

Doc. Scott
03-17-2006, 03:18 PM
Mike Burns in to pitch for Cincinnati in the bottom of the fifth. Germano: 4 IP, 1 ER.

He whiffs the first guy. Russ Adams up. He hangs around for a while with fouls. A really long while. He grounds to first, two down.

Alex Rios. Grounds through Burns, but Freel picks it up at 2B and records the 4-3.

3-1 Reds after 5.

03-17-2006, 03:22 PM
Kudos Doc :)

Doc. Scott
03-17-2006, 03:26 PM
Closer prospect Brandon League pitching for Toronto.

Freel dumps a Texas League single to lead off the sixth.

McCracken. He gets a hit.

Aurilia. He gets some sort of hit as well.

Two runs have scored. 5-1 Reds. Dunn now batting.

Adam slams one up the LCF alley to the wall. Holbert (PR) scores and it's 6-1. Denorfia runs for Dunn.

Jacob Cruz.

Crap, missed some more.

Austin Kearns lines an opposite-field RBI single as his manliness approaches that of Chuck Norris. 7-1 Reds.

Wise grounds into a forceout. Two down.

Kata pinch-hitting. He gets on base somehow. Sorry, I was marveling at Northwestern State. Two more runs have scored, so maybe Matt slammed a homer. 9-1 Reds.

Sardinha was on third. He got a hit?

Snyder PHing for Freel. He singles off the shortstop's glove, but Dane doesn't score.

Abad PHing for McCracken.

03-17-2006, 03:28 PM
100-1 McCracken bunts.

Doc. Scott
03-17-2006, 03:42 PM
Snyder goes to second on a wild pitch while Abad bats.

Aurilia had a two-run double- those were two of the runs I missed.

Abad walks, and I think they're finally pulling League. Eleven men have batted this inning.

Justin Speier in to pitch. He gets out of the inning.

03-17-2006, 03:46 PM
Any idea why Denorfia was pinch running for Adam Dunn?

And thanks for the detailed updates; that's great!

Doc. Scott
03-17-2006, 03:50 PM
Matt Belisle in. Abad at 1B, Kata at 2B, Holbert SS, Snyder 3B. Denorfia LF, Buchanan RF.

Glaus leads off with a single.

Hinske lines out to center.


03-17-2006, 03:58 PM
Abad at 1B, Kata at 2B, Holbert SS, Snyder 3B. Denorfia LF, Buchanan RF.

Wow...that's a Bad Fundamentals' special.

Doc. Scott
03-17-2006, 04:00 PM
Ah, too much crap going on.

Reds batting again. Buchanan up. Cruz had reached. B. Brian flies out to the CF warning track.

Wise runs the count full and watches a third strike to end the inning. Pitch was a foot outside and the ump wants outta here.

Middle of 7, Reds 9 Jays 1.

Doc. Scott
03-17-2006, 04:09 PM
Belisle hits Reed Johnson with a pitch, but otherwise gets everyone out. Two pretty good innings for Matt.

9-1 after 7.

Doc. Scott
03-17-2006, 04:13 PM
Kata leads off against Dustin McGowan. Matt falls behind 0-2, works it even, then K's swinging.

Tuffy Rhodes pinch-hits for Sardinha. He also K's swinging.

Snyder reaches on an error by the SS. Man, has the Jays defense been bad today.

Grounder to short by the next guy ends the inning. To the bottom of 8, 9-1 Reds.

Doc. Scott
03-17-2006, 04:20 PM
Coffey in to pitch for Cincinnati. First man smashes a triple to center. Next guy pops out to shallow center, no run scores. One out. Next guy gets the sac fly. 9-2.

Next guy. Doubles.

Next guy. Ks to end the inning.

Not a fantastic inning for Todd. Both extra-base hits were smacked soundly.

Doc. Scott
03-17-2006, 04:27 PM
Top of 9 for Cincinnati. Lee Gronkiewicz, Under-Respected Ex-Indian Minor-League Closer Extraordinaire, now pitching for the Jays. Hey, he probably knows Jake Robbins.

Holbert grounds to third.

Next guy strikes out on a Rick Mahler-vintage slow curve.

Jacob Cruz strikes out as well on the same pitch.

9-2 Reds; to the last of the ninth.

Doc. Scott
03-17-2006, 04:33 PM
Robbins in to pitch the ninth, incidentally.

Jason Phillips. Quickly struck out.

Next guy grounds to Holbert.

Reed Johnson. Strikes out swinging.

Reds roll to the easy 9-2 win.

I wonder if Jake has added some pitches or something. He's normally a pitch-to-contact groundball guy, and he's been making people miss so far. Both guys he K'd today were big-league hitters.

03-17-2006, 04:49 PM
Thanks for the PBP, Doc!

03-17-2006, 05:25 PM

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
- - - - - - - - - - - -
CINCINNATI 0 1 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 9 13 0
TORONTO 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 9 2 FINAL



TIME: 2:31 ATT: 3,217

Box Score


R Freel 2b 3 1 1 0 R Johnson dh 4 0 0 0
E Snyder 3b 2 0 1 0 R Adams ss 3 0 1 0
Q McCracken cf 3 1 1 0 R Klosterman ss 1 0 0 0
A Abad 1b 1 0 0 0 A Rios cf 3 0 1 0
R Aurilia ss 3 0 1 2 W Lydon cf 1 1 1 0
A Holbert ss 2 1 0 0 T Glaus 3b 3 0 2 0
A Dunn 1b 3 1 2 1 D Solano 3b 1 0 0 0
C Denorfia lf 2 1 0 0 E Hinske rf 3 1 1 1
J Cruz dh 4 0 0 0 J SIngleton rf 0 0 0 1
A Kearns rf 3 1 3 2 B Molina c 3 0 2 0
B Brian rf 1 0 0 0 M Mahoney c 1 0 1 0
D Wise lf 4 2 1 1 A Hill 2b 1 0 0 0
F Menechino 3b 2 0 1 1 B Hassey 2b 2 0 0 0
M Kata 2b 2 1 1 0 J Phillips 1b 3 0 0 0
D Sardinha c 3 0 1 2 A Lind lf 4 0 0 0
T Rhodes ph 1 0 0 0
S Torrealba c 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 39 9 13 9 TOTALS 33 2 9 2

CINCINNATI 010 026 000 -- 9
TORONTO 010 000 010 -- 2

E--A Rios, R Klosterman. DP--CINCINNATI 2,
Aurilia, A Dunn, D Sardinha, B Molina, A Rios, M
Mahoney. 3B--D Wise, W Lydon. HR--E Hinske 1 (4)
(off J Germano). SF--J SIngleton.
J Germano (W,1-1) 4 6 1 1 0 2 1
M Burns 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
G Balfour 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
M Belisle 2 1 0 0 0 2 0
T Coffey 1 2 1 1 0 1 0
J Robbins 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
R Halladay (L,2-2) 5 5 3 2 0 3 0
B League 2-3 8 6 6 1 0 0
J Speier 1 1-3 0 0 0 1 2 0
D McGowan 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
L Gronkiewicz 1 0 0 0 0 2 0

HBP--A Hill by J Germano, R Johnson by M Belisle,
J Phillips by J Germano. SO--CIN: R Freel 2, A
Holbert, D Wise, C Denorfia, M Kata, T Rhodes, A
Dunn, J Cruz. TOR: R Johnson 2, B Hassey 2, J
Phillips, A Lind, A Rios, A Hill. BB--CIN: J Cruz,
A Abad. T--2:31. A--3,217.

Wonder what the deal is with that line on Balfour?

03-17-2006, 09:06 PM
Everytime I hear the name "McCracken," I think of that early 80's movie "Clash Of The Titans" for some reason.

03-17-2006, 09:44 PM
Mike Burns. Dare I say "En Fuego"

(Well - as much En Fuego that Mike Burns can be.)

Spread Germano's line over 8 innings and you get 2 runs on 12 hits and 4 k's. I'd roll with that everytime out.

03-17-2006, 10:50 PM
Everytime I hear the name "McCracken," I think of that early 80's movie "Clash Of The Titans" for some reason.

Unleash McCracken!