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LINEDRIVER
04-26-2006, 01:20 AM
APRIL 26, 1970...St. Louis Cardinals’ ace Bob Gibson fans six consecutive Cincinnati Reds’ batters over the second and third innings. Going down in order are Tony Perez, Johnny Bench, Lee May, Bernie Carbo, Davey Concepcion, and Jim McGlothlin. In the fourth-inning, Pete Rose grounds out to second base before Gibson resumes his strikeout act against Tommy Helms and Bobby Tolan. Star players Tony Perez, Johnny Bench, and Lee May fan three times apiece in Gibson’s fifteen strikeout performance. Cardinals 4, Reds 1, in St. Louis.

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APRIL 26, 1983...The Reds play host to the Mets at Riverfront Stadium. Here is a look at Reds' manager Russ Nixon's starting line-up for tonight's game. 1)SS-Dave Concepcion 2)CF-Eddie Milner 3)RF-Cesar Cedeno 4)3B-Johnny Bench 5)1B-Dan Driessen 6)2B-Ron Oester 7)LF-Duane Walker 8)C-Dann Bilardello 9)P-Bruce Berenyi

Reds' rookie catcher Dann Bilardello hits his first major league HR in the 7-0 win over the Mets at Riverfront Stadium. Mets' starter and former Reds’ pitcher Tom Seaver is the victim of Bilardello's shot that lands in the first row of the green seats in left field. Seaver is roughed up for five earned runs, seven hits, five walks, and is pulled from the game after five innings. Reds' starter Bruce Berenyi, pitching more like the Tom Seaver of old, fans nine Mets in the six-hit shutout.

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macro
04-26-2006, 09:01 AM
APRIL 26, 1983...The Reds play host to the Mets at Riverfront Stadium. Here is a look at Reds' manager Russ Nixon's starting line-up for tonight's game. 1)SS-Dave Concepcion 2)CF-Eddie Milner 3)RF-Cesar Cedeno 4)3B-Johnny Bench 5)1B-Dan Driessen 6)2B-Ron Oester 7)LF-Duane Walker 8)C-Dann Bilardello 9)P-Bruce Berenyi

Gary Redus led that team in HR with only 17.
Ron Oester was the team leader in RBI with 58 and in hits with 145.
Bill Scherrer led the team in saves with 10.

Today's players put up numbers like those in a month!

Mario Soto managed to go 17-13 with that 74-88 team, posting a 2.70 ERA and 242 strikeouts in 273 IP. What could he have accomplished on a great team during the years 1982-84?

Heath
04-26-2006, 10:14 AM
What could he (Soto) have accomplished on a great team during the years 1982-84?

A couple of Cy Youngs at least. John Denny's abberation gave him the '83 Cy Young award.

Soto actually pitched well for the 79-80-81 Reds, but his prime was spent with one of the worst 3 year droughts in Cincinnati history.

RedsFan75
04-26-2006, 11:41 AM
Gibson could cause any team to sputter.