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redsfan30
03-01-2007, 11:09 AM
Such a great, great feeling to have baseball back! Here is the Reds lineup for the first game down in Florida:


Ryan Freel CF
Brandon Phillips 2B
Edwin Encarnacion 3B
Adam Dunn LF
Mark Belhorn 1B
Josh Hamilton RF
Alex Gonzalez SS
David Ross C
Eric Milton P

Let's let today be a day to celebrate the return of baseball. Let's all take a day off from grumbling about what is or is not going on with the team. Just take a day to let it soak in....

Baseball is back!!!!!

Edit: Conine was in the original lineup, but has been replaced with Belhorn.

Shaknb8k
03-01-2007, 11:11 AM
Narron's not holding back.... Hes putting the regulars out there right away....... Ive been waiting for this day for a long time.

Tom Servo
03-01-2007, 11:13 AM
Go Josh Hamilton!

lollipopcurve
03-01-2007, 11:22 AM
Aaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Wheelhouse
03-01-2007, 11:25 AM
Hmmmm...musn't a game thread also contain the OTHER teams' lineup as well? Beuller? Beuller?

redsfan30
03-01-2007, 11:29 AM
Hmmmm...musn't a game thread also contain the OTHER teams' lineup as well? Beuller? Beuller?

Probably won't have it til gametime.

registerthis
03-01-2007, 11:37 AM
Hmmmm...musn't a game thread also contain the OTHER teams' lineup as well? Beuller? Beuller?

There's another team?

Nice to see the regulars in there on Day 1. Except for Hamilton/Griffey, this very well mae be the opening day lineup.

Except for Milton, of course. :help:

redsfan30
03-01-2007, 11:38 AM
Trent Rosencrans' blog has Mark Belhorn in place of Jeff Conine. I'd have to think it's Conine, but we'll have to wait and see.

Wheelhouse
03-01-2007, 11:45 AM
Per above, Trent's lineup:
Freel CF
Phillips 2B
Encarnacion 3B
Dunn LF
Bellhorn 1B
Hamilton RF
Gonzalez SS
Ross C
Milton LHP

bounty37h
03-01-2007, 11:49 AM
Yay, love to see gametime talk again!!!!! Lets go Reds!!!!!

redlegs7089
03-01-2007, 12:00 PM
Narron's not holding back.... Hes putting the regulars out there right away....... Ive been waiting for this day for a long time.

well except for griff

cumberlandreds
03-01-2007, 12:06 PM
Ah yesss!! One of my favorite things is back. The Game Thread!! :beerme:

Is this game broadcast on the Internet anywhere that is free?

Danny Serafini
03-01-2007, 12:07 PM
Today's scheduled pitchers, per team press notes:

Milton
Saarloos
Wilson
Cormier
Salmon
Coffey

HumnHilghtFreel
03-01-2007, 12:12 PM
Man, I'm gonna have to go out and sit in my car come 1pm, I don't have a radio in the house right now :laugh:

Kc61
03-01-2007, 12:44 PM
Phillips hitting second? Gonzalez ahead of Ross? Dunn not hitting second?

Also, very concerned about who is hitting behind Dunn. Hope it's not really Bellhorn. Dunn needs some protection in this lineup.

Not sure that three years ago in A ball Hamilton hit that well in the sixth slot. Would prefer him hitting second. Oh, but Dunn is supposed to be hitting there.

Just starting things off, that's all.

BoxingRed
03-01-2007, 01:10 PM
Is the game on MLB audio today?

NJReds
03-01-2007, 01:23 PM
A picture of the field as the Reds take batting practice...from Fay's blog.

http://frontier.cincinnati.com/blogs/redsinsider/uploaded_images/DSCN0614-793398.JPG

cincy09
03-01-2007, 01:24 PM
Is the game on MLB audio today?

It should be

BRM
03-01-2007, 01:30 PM
Does the game start at 1:00 eastern?

Z-Fly
03-01-2007, 01:31 PM
Does the game start at 1:00 eastern?

1:05 I am pretty sure

Caveat Emperor
03-01-2007, 01:35 PM
Man does it feel good to know that I can flip the radio on in a half hour and hear live baseball again.

Its like an old friend coming back into town from a vacation.

Reds1
03-01-2007, 01:38 PM
mlb game radio doesn't seem to be poping up. Can anyone get a link to internet radio?

Doc. Scott
03-01-2007, 01:39 PM
The pregame show is on WLW's webstream, although I don't know if the actual game will be available on the web through there.

I'm going to subscribe to MLB.TV/Gameday Audio again this year, but I don't want to pay for the month of March.

membengal
03-01-2007, 01:40 PM
Agreed with all. A very, very good day.

pedro
03-01-2007, 01:41 PM
Phillips hitting second? Gonzalez ahead of Ross? Dunn not hitting second?

Also, very concerned about who is hitting behind Dunn. Hope it's not really Bellhorn. Dunn needs some protection in this lineup.

Not sure that three years ago in A ball Hamilton hit that well in the sixth slot. Would prefer him hitting second. Oh, but Dunn is supposed to be hitting there.

Just starting things off, that's all.

Despite his OBP I kind of like Phillips hitting second. I think it's a good spot for him.

pedro
03-01-2007, 01:42 PM
The pregame show is on WLW's webstream, although I don't know if the actual game will be available on the web through there.

I'm going to subscribe to MLB.TV/Gameday Audio again this year, but I don't want to pay for the month of March.

I kicked down for the full year today.

Reds1
03-01-2007, 01:46 PM
yes, I'm getting the pregame, but I expect them to block it, but maybe they'll have the spring game on. Hope so.

Reds1
03-01-2007, 01:52 PM
It's so funny. In my area there was an article about Homer Bailey and I've had 3 people come up to me and say ya I hear the reds have a new guy that might be a star. I just laugh because it's the 1st time they have heard of him. That article was in the enquirer days ago. Funny how that works. Just got a kick out of it. I'm stlil getting my wlw 700 feed on the net.

Red Leader
03-01-2007, 01:54 PM
gO rEdZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!

Doc. Scott
03-01-2007, 02:01 PM
No, WLW's webstream is now playing Gamma. The band.

HumnHilghtFreel
03-01-2007, 02:02 PM
Bah, WLW is really staticky for me up here, I'm going to tough it out as long as I can before it drives me nuts

Reds1
03-01-2007, 02:03 PM
Ya, great. I'll check out MLB and if there is something I'll let you know. What's the blog address. I don't ever go there.

cumberlandreds
03-01-2007, 02:03 PM
No, WLW's webstream is now playing Gamma. The band.

What was website of that Athens station that would usually come through on the internet?

redsfan30
03-01-2007, 02:04 PM
Marty got alittle choked up while introducing Thom for the first time.

Good stuff!

Doc. Scott
03-01-2007, 02:05 PM
I kicked down for the full year today.

You know what? I'm being dumb. I'll actually get more if I subscribe right now. Damn you.

cincy09
03-01-2007, 02:06 PM
anyone got mlb audio to work?

Matt700wlw
03-01-2007, 02:06 PM
Marty got choked up when he introduced Thom....say what you want about him....

Thom calling him "dad." Marty still can't believe he's actually doing baseball with his son...

This is pretty damn cool!!

guttle11
03-01-2007, 02:06 PM
Oh Boy! Oh Boy! Oh Boy! Oh Boy!

dabvu2498
03-01-2007, 02:07 PM
What was website of that Athens station that would usually come through on the internet?

970 WATH, but it appears they are oldies now.

I can't find a link to gameday audio and I'm a subscriber. HELP!

5DOLLAR-BLEACHERBUM
03-01-2007, 02:07 PM
It's go time!

Danny Serafini
03-01-2007, 02:07 PM
Same here, I can't find it.

Bobcat J
03-01-2007, 02:08 PM
What was website of that Athens station that would usually come through on the internet?

It is WATH. But, they don't have the game on today. It is just music.

cincy09
03-01-2007, 02:08 PM
for mlb audio click multimedia guide

cincy09
03-01-2007, 02:09 PM
Freel on first

HumnHilghtFreel
03-01-2007, 02:10 PM
Freel thrown out stealing. Good start :)

cumberlandreds
03-01-2007, 02:10 PM
It is WATH. But, they don't have the game on today. It is just music.


Thanks. I guess I will have to just rely on the astute commentary and pbp of Redszone. :)

dabvu2498
03-01-2007, 02:10 PM
for mlb audio click multimedia guide


Why did they make that so hard to find???

cincy09
03-01-2007, 02:10 PM
Freel caught stealing

cumberlandreds
03-01-2007, 02:11 PM
Freel thrown out stealing. Good start :)


Some things just don't change. We are back into the swing of things quick!

cincy09
03-01-2007, 02:11 PM
Why did they make that so hard to find???

I just found it by dumb luck

I was about to call and complain

cincy09
03-01-2007, 02:11 PM
bp k's

Danny Serafini
03-01-2007, 02:11 PM
for mlb audio click multimedia guide

Thanks for the help! Stupid setup though.

Caveat Emperor
03-01-2007, 02:11 PM
Marty got choked up when he introduced Thom....say what you want about him....

Thom calling him "dad." Marty still can't believe he's actually doing baseball with his son...

This is pretty damn cool!!

I thought it was a great moment -- probably one of the proudest moments of Marty's career and life.

And it's kinda hokey -- but I like Thom calling Marty "Dad."

guttle11
03-01-2007, 02:11 PM
Thom just said "Dad".

How awesome that must be.

cincy09
03-01-2007, 02:12 PM
Thom talking up Edwin big

Reds1
03-01-2007, 02:13 PM
mlb says click here for live feed, etc. but takes you to the sign up. They are always like this. It takes them like the 2nd inning to get it right. sucks.
wait. this works. great thanks
for mlb audio click multimedia guide

dabvu2498
03-01-2007, 02:13 PM
Thom just said "Dad".

How awesome that must be.

Lots of people call Marty "daddy."

Tornon
03-01-2007, 02:13 PM
Go the the MLB scoreboard and there should be an Audio link next to the game

Red Leader
03-01-2007, 02:13 PM
Thom talking up Edwin big

Dad tells Thom he doesn't know what the hell he's talking about. The kid can't play the field. ;)

redsfan30
03-01-2007, 02:14 PM
I thought it was a great moment -- probably one of the proudest moments of Marty's career and life.

And it's kinda hokey -- but I like Thom calling Marty "Dad."

It was pretty good!

GridironGrace
03-01-2007, 02:14 PM
wooowhoooooo bASEBALL IS BACK :)

pedro
03-01-2007, 02:14 PM
Marty & Thom blowing some sunshine up EE 's skirt. Nice to hear.

They think EE will be better than Ryan Zimmerman. I'm not so sure.

Cyclone792
03-01-2007, 02:15 PM
Milton gives up a leadoff homer.

And so it begins.

Caveat Emperor
03-01-2007, 02:15 PM
Nice to see Eric Milton is already in mid-season form.

guttle11
03-01-2007, 02:15 PM
Ah, it truly is baseball season. Milton gives up a homer.

Marty- "We've seen that before!"

dougdirt
03-01-2007, 02:15 PM
Milton taken deep by a 20 year old. Nice.

tbball10
03-01-2007, 02:15 PM
is that for real?

redsfan30
03-01-2007, 02:15 PM
In fairness, it sounds like that was a complete wind-aided shot.

Reds1
03-01-2007, 02:15 PM
Milton gives up a HR. LOL - Marty says - We've seen that before!

HumnHilghtFreel
03-01-2007, 02:16 PM
Nice to see Eric Milton is already in mid-season form.

Im just smiling at this. Homerun to the first batter, but damnit, I'm listening to baseball.

cincy09
03-01-2007, 02:16 PM
hahahahhahahaha

5DOLLAR-BLEACHERBUM
03-01-2007, 02:16 PM
Nice to see Eric Milton is already in mid-season form.
Homer! Homer! Homer!:laugh:

cumberlandreds
03-01-2007, 02:16 PM
Milton gives up a leadoff homer.

And so it begins.

:laugh: I can't help but laugh. Like I said, some things never change.

tbball10
03-01-2007, 02:16 PM
what did EE do?

redsfan30
03-01-2007, 02:16 PM
Marty & Thom blowing some sunshine up EE 's skirt. Nice to hear.

They think EE will be better than Ryan Zimmerman. I'm not so sure.

Thom said he'll take Zimmerman's defense anyday of the week, but offensively they both seem to think Edwin's got the edge.

Cyclone792
03-01-2007, 02:18 PM
Wilson reaches on an infield hit, but then Sanchez promptly grounds into a 4-6-3 double play.

CTA513
03-01-2007, 02:18 PM
what did EE do?

infield pop up.

Caveat Emperor
03-01-2007, 02:18 PM
From a broadcasting point of view, I really like the switch to having 2 voices going in the both at the same time.

It has already done wonders to keep the pace of the broadcast moving.

PuffyPig
03-01-2007, 02:19 PM
Wilson reaches on an infield hit, but then Sanchez promptly grounds into a 4-6-3 double play.

If I recall, Milton getting a DP is generally pretty rare.

GridironGrace
03-01-2007, 02:19 PM
cant find a feed :(

Cyclone792
03-01-2007, 02:20 PM
Paulino flies out to Hamilton in right to end the inning. There was a single to right center before the final out, however, I'm not sure who singled.

cincy09
03-01-2007, 02:21 PM
Junior took bp today and should be a go starting tomorrow

Cyclone792
03-01-2007, 02:21 PM
Dunn, Bellhorn, and Hamilton due up this inning. It will be interesting to see how Hamilton does against live pitching from someone other than one of his teammates.

redsfan30
03-01-2007, 02:21 PM
Auguilia singled.

Wheelhouse
03-01-2007, 02:21 PM
cant find a feed :(

If you register and sign in at mlb spring training radio is free...

5DOLLAR-BLEACHERBUM
03-01-2007, 02:21 PM
From a broadcasting point of view, I really like the switch to having 2 voices going in the both at the same time.

It has already done wonders to keep the pace of the broadcast moving.
I agree, this is great!:beerme:

BRM
03-01-2007, 02:21 PM
Junior took bp today and should be a go starting tomorrow

I'm sure he'll be back in CF soon enough.

HumnHilghtFreel
03-01-2007, 02:22 PM
Dunn smacks one outta the park 1-1

Cyclone792
03-01-2007, 02:22 PM
Dunn hits a long, towering home run!

5DOLLAR-BLEACHERBUM
03-01-2007, 02:22 PM
The new Dunner baby

guttle11
03-01-2007, 02:22 PM
Just as Marty wanted to bash him, Dunn homers.

membengal
03-01-2007, 02:23 PM
I am XMing but forced to hear the Pirates broadcast. I have Audio on mlb.com, but the WLW feed on that one isn't showing as live. Anyone getting the WLW feed?

Nice shot from Adam there. NOT wind-aided, according to the Pirates announcers.

dougdirt
03-01-2007, 02:23 PM
Adam Dunn sucks.

redsfan30
03-01-2007, 02:23 PM
As Marty talks about Dunn changing his approach...Dunn hits a monster shot!

Let the Marty hating begin.

:laugh:

BRM
03-01-2007, 02:23 PM
Dunn hits a long, towering home run!

Did he sprint around the bases?

Wheelhouse
03-01-2007, 02:23 PM
Nyce!

Matt700wlw
03-01-2007, 02:23 PM
Well Dunner starts the Spring off with a BANG!!

pedro
03-01-2007, 02:23 PM
From a broadcasting point of view, I really like the switch to having 2 voices going in the both at the same time.

It has already done wonders to keep the pace of the broadcast moving.


I agree. In think having Thom around will keep Marty happy which is a good thing. Plus I think he'll be more likely to bring his A game.

Dunn HR! right as Marty was talking about Dunn needing to change his approach.

HumnHilghtFreel
03-01-2007, 02:24 PM
Bellhorn K's

Cyclone792
03-01-2007, 02:24 PM
Did he sprint around the bases?

No comments on how quickly he got around the bases. :laugh:

Bellhorn strikes out, and Hamilton is now up.

dabvu2498
03-01-2007, 02:24 PM
Dunn HR! right as Marty was talking about Dunn needing to change his approach.

Marty still talking about Dunn swinging at more pitches.

HumnHilghtFreel
03-01-2007, 02:25 PM
Hamilton grounds out to 1st

dabvu2498
03-01-2007, 02:25 PM
Bellhorn K's

Imagine that.

Danny Serafini
03-01-2007, 02:25 PM
I am XMing but forced to hear the Pirates broadcast. I have Audio on mlb.com, but the WLW feed on that one isn't showing as live. Anyone getting the WLW feed?

Nice shot from Adam there. NOT wind-aided, according to the Pirates announcers.

I've got the WLW feed on mlb.com. I don't think it shows it as live, but it is.

Funny how Dunn smoked one out of the stadium as Marty was criticizing him. :laugh:

cumberlandreds
03-01-2007, 02:25 PM
I hope that Dunn homer is a sign that a monster year is coming up from him.

Cyclone792
03-01-2007, 02:25 PM
Hamilton grounds out to first sharply on a 1-1 count. I'm not sure if the strike was called, swinging, or a foul ball since Marty and Thom were still talking about Dunn's approach.

redsfan30
03-01-2007, 02:25 PM
Sounds like Hamilton hit the ball hard.

Cyclone792
03-01-2007, 02:26 PM
Gonzalez reaches on an error by Wilson at short.

TeamBoone
03-01-2007, 02:26 PM
Junior took bp today and should be a go starting tomorrow

They said he took 6 rounds with no problem. If there is no swelling tomorrow, they think he'll be good to go.

redsfan30
03-01-2007, 02:26 PM
Hamilton grounds out to first sharply on a 1-1 count. I'm not sure if the strike was called, swinging, or a foul ball since Marty and Thom were still talking about Dunn's approach.

They were talking about Hamilton's story. Not Dunn.

Heath
03-01-2007, 02:27 PM
The less Mark Bellhorn is named, the better.

Cyclone792
03-01-2007, 02:27 PM
They were talking about Hamilton's story. Not Dunn.

My bad. It was Bellhorn's plate appearance we missed with the Dunn discussion then.

KronoRed
03-01-2007, 02:29 PM
Just as Marty wanted to bash him, Dunn homers.

:laugh:

registerthis
03-01-2007, 02:30 PM
I'll tell you what, these Budweiser songs are already getting on my freaking nerves.

dabvu2498
03-01-2007, 02:31 PM
I'll tell you what, these Budweiser songs are already getting on my freaking nerves.

We'll all be sick of "hip-hopera" soon too.

Cyclone792
03-01-2007, 02:31 PM
Two quick outs by Milton on a fly out to deep left field (wind aided, it seemed) and a tapper back to the mound.

This game's going quick so far.

KittyDuran
03-01-2007, 02:32 PM
I've got the WLW feed on mlb.com. I don't think it shows it as live, but it is.

Funny how Dunn smoked one out of the stadium as Marty was criticizing him. :laugh:But it was a HR... RALLY KILLER!!!;)

Danny Serafini
03-01-2007, 02:32 PM
We'll all be sick of "hip-hopera" soon too.

I didn't even hear the whole thing and I already hate it.

HumnHilghtFreel
03-01-2007, 02:32 PM
Man Milton is on his game.

Always Red
03-01-2007, 02:33 PM
Funny how Dunn smoked one out of the stadium as Marty was criticizing him. :laugh:

I was in the car listening when it happened- a classic radio moment!

Marty just had started on saying "if the light switch ever went off" how Dunn would have a chance to be something special, and Dunn hit one over the scoreboard. Marty, to his credit, immediately said "well, forget that!" as the ball went over the scoreboard.

Hearing Marty Brennaman on March 1st makes me feel like I'm 16 again...

btw- I like how Thom has decided to call Marty "Dad." Because, after all, that's what he is!

cincy09
03-01-2007, 02:33 PM
anyone try the mlb video for the cards game or the yankee game?

It doesnt seem to be very goo quality.....very slow

jojo
03-01-2007, 02:33 PM
C'mon people......pitch to contact dammit....



:mooner:

Danny Serafini
03-01-2007, 02:33 PM
Marty's really working hard on defending Milton today. Must be some serious wind.

BTW: it's 2-1, Milton gave up another wind-aided HR.

jojo
03-01-2007, 02:34 PM
anyone try the mlb video for the cards game or the yankee game?

It doesnt seem to be very goo quality.....very slow


i'm on a T3 connection and it wasn't all that impressive....

Wheelhouse
03-01-2007, 02:35 PM
Yeah but Milton is getting shelled. Solid contact all around.

jojo
03-01-2007, 02:35 PM
Marty's really working hard on defending Milton today. Must be some serious wind.

BTW: it's 2-1, Milton gave up another wind-aided HR.

A wind-aided dinger yielded by a band-aided backender....

Cyclone792
03-01-2007, 02:36 PM
Milton gives up a single to the pitcher, a long double, and a walk to load the bases. All of this after giving up his second home run of the game.

Tom Servo
03-01-2007, 02:36 PM
Thank you Milton for making my avatar current and topical.

justincredible
03-01-2007, 02:37 PM
Nice to see Milton isn't even going to tease us with a solid start. He's jumped into full-bore suckitude right from the start of spring training.

membengal
03-01-2007, 02:37 PM
Still can't get my mlb.com audio to work, which is annoying. Made more so by the fact that the Pirates radio team on XM just got done discussing how uncomfortable colonoscopys are. Seriously.

Cyclone792
03-01-2007, 02:37 PM
Sanchez flies out to Freel in right center to end the inning.

5DOLLAR-BLEACHERBUM
03-01-2007, 02:37 PM
Could have been much worse for a flyball pitcher on a windy day. Both solo shots.

cumberlandreds
03-01-2007, 02:37 PM
Milton gives up a single to the pitcher, a long double, and a walk to load the bases. All of this after giving up his second home run of the game.


Mid season form I would say. :D

Reds Fanatic
03-01-2007, 02:37 PM
Milton gives up a single to the pitcher, a long double, and a walk to load the bases. All of this after giving up his second home run of the game.
Milton doesn't need spring training. He is already in mid-season form.

KronoRed
03-01-2007, 02:37 PM
Sanchez flies out to Freel in right center to end the inning.

See he got out of it, solid pitching :help:

Caveat Emperor
03-01-2007, 02:37 PM
Milton gives up a single to the pitcher, a long double, and a walk to load the bases. All of this after giving up his second home run of the game.

He's "getting his work in," as they say.

5DOLLAR-BLEACHERBUM
03-01-2007, 02:38 PM
Still can't get my mlb.com audio to work, which is annoying. Made more so by the fact that the Pirates radio team on XM just got done discussing how uncomfortable colonoscopys are. Seriously.
Well they are(uncomfortable that is)

cincy09
03-01-2007, 02:39 PM
He's "getting his work in," as they say.

I remember dave williams just getting his work in last spring

killa3312
03-01-2007, 02:40 PM
FWIW, here's the gameday to the game if you can't get the audio or video:

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/y2006/gd.html?2007_03_01_cinmlb_pitmlb_1&brand=mlb

5DOLLAR-BLEACHERBUM
03-01-2007, 02:40 PM
Double by freel

CRedsLarkin11
03-01-2007, 02:40 PM
I remember dave williams just getting his work in last spring

Yikes, I had blocked that from my memory

Danny Serafini
03-01-2007, 02:40 PM
Still can't get my mlb.com audio to work, which is annoying. Made more so by the fact that the Pirates radio team on XM just got done discussing how uncomfortable colonoscopys are. Seriously.

And to think we thought hearing about Marty's golf game was bad.

5DOLLAR-BLEACHERBUM
03-01-2007, 02:41 PM
I bet he steels third

scounts22
03-01-2007, 02:41 PM
I don't know if this has already been said, but Thom sounds great! :thumbup:

Hallelujah, baseball is back! :jump:

Redsland
03-01-2007, 02:42 PM
FWIW, here's the gameday to the game if you can't get the audio or video:

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/y2006/gd.html?2007_03_01_cinmlb_pitmlb_1&brand=mlb
Thanks! :beerme:

5DOLLAR-BLEACHERBUM
03-01-2007, 02:42 PM
I don't know if this has already been said, but Thom sounds great! :thumbup:

Hallelujah, baseball is back! :jump:

Yes he does, Im also pumped for him and Brantley

fireman937
03-01-2007, 02:42 PM
FWIW, here's the gameday to the game if you can't get the audio or video:

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/y2006/gd.html?2007_03_01_cinmlb_pitmlb_1&brand=mlb

Thanks I could not get it to work. You link works now so thanks again.

Cyclone792
03-01-2007, 02:43 PM
Milton's done for the day, and here's his final line:

2 innings, 6 hits, 2 runs (both earned), 1 walk, 0 strikeouts, 2 home runs allowed.

Quality work, Milton. Just quality. And kudos continue to go out to Dan O'Brien for that wonderful signing.

fireman937
03-01-2007, 02:43 PM
I don't know if this has already been said, but Thom sounds great! :thumbup:

Hallelujah, baseball is back! :jump:

Yea he sure does. So nice to have father and son announcing.

fireman937
03-01-2007, 02:44 PM
Great steal for freel.

BRM
03-01-2007, 02:44 PM
Milton's done for the day, and here's his final line:

2 innings, 6 hits, 2 runs (both earned), 1 walk, 0 strikeouts, 2 home runs allowed.

Quality work, Milton. Just quality. And kudos continue to go out to Dan O'Brien for that wonderful signing.

Looks like a pretty typical outing.

HumnHilghtFreel
03-01-2007, 02:44 PM
Here are some live-action shots of Milton's 2 inning outing:

http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/370/untitledis3.png

membengal
03-01-2007, 02:46 PM
In fairness, not every pitcher can "scatter" six hits in two innings and only give up two runs...

GridironGrace
03-01-2007, 02:46 PM
Thanks for the gameday link

how did u get to it?

Reds Fanatic
03-01-2007, 02:46 PM
Milton's done for the day, and here's his final line:

2 innings, 6 hits, 2 runs (both earned), 1 walk, 0 strikeouts, 2 home runs allowed.

Quality work, Milton. Just quality. And kudos continue to go out to Dan O'Brien for that wonderful signing.
So Milton already has an ERA of 9.00 and a WHIP of 3.50.

KronoRed
03-01-2007, 02:46 PM
A run per inning? this guy really would fit in out in the pen

Caveat Emperor
03-01-2007, 02:47 PM
Your new pitcher is Paul Wilson -- meet the new boss...

fireman937
03-01-2007, 02:48 PM
And wilson gives up a hit already. How surprising.

oneupper
03-01-2007, 02:48 PM
Wilson in to pitch?

killa3312
03-01-2007, 02:48 PM
Thanks for the gameday link

how did u get to it?

I have old gameday url's saved on my computer. I copy those and tweak them ;)

KronoRed
03-01-2007, 02:50 PM
Wilson in to pitch?

If that's what you want to call it.

oneupper
03-01-2007, 02:51 PM
Who is Ryan Hanigan?

jojo
03-01-2007, 02:51 PM
Still can't get my mlb.com audio to work, which is annoying. Made more so by the fact that the Pirates radio team on XM just got done discussing how uncomfortable colonoscopys are. Seriously.

I have to use explorer because mlb doesnt play nice with my firefox browser

5DOLLAR-BLEACHERBUM
03-01-2007, 02:52 PM
If that's what you want to call it.
Actually throwing pretty well for a guy that hasn't pitched to big league hitters for a while.

fireman937
03-01-2007, 02:52 PM
Nice job of getting out of the inning by wilson.

Doc. Scott
03-01-2007, 02:54 PM
Who is Ryan Hanigan?

Catcher-1B who spent most of 2006 in AA sitting on the bench. This despite hitting .321 in 100 games at the same level in 2005.

http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/H/Ryan-Hanigan.shtml

Cyclone792
03-01-2007, 02:54 PM
Wilson gives up a single and a stolen base, but gets out of the inning with two fly outs and a strikeout.

Hamilton apparently showed off his arm on one of the flyouts by throwing a one-hopper to third base that was "no more than four feet off the ground" as Thom described it. Marty and Thom then raved about Hamilton's arm and defense, and they concluded that he could help this team defensively if he's on the roster.

Matt700wlw
03-01-2007, 02:55 PM
Yea he sure does. So nice to have father and son announcing.

It's not a common thing....we should be proud as reds fans to get to experience something that only a few have

Danny Serafini
03-01-2007, 02:56 PM
Who is Ryan Hanigan?

Minor league catcher who has virtually no hope of seeing Cincinnati this year.

5DOLLAR-BLEACHERBUM
03-01-2007, 02:56 PM
Dunn walks

Cyclone792
03-01-2007, 02:56 PM
Dunn starts the count 1-2, but works the count full and draws a leadoff walk.

Dunn's day is also finished as Crosby pinch runs for him. Dunn's final line is 1-1 with a homer and a walk in two plate appearances.

BTW, Keppinger is listed as being in the game at third base now, replacing Encarnacion and batting in the #9 slot via double switch. Wilson entered the game batting in the #3 slot.

Matt700wlw
03-01-2007, 02:57 PM
Dunn....2 at bats....1 HR, 1 walk.

:D

5DOLLAR-BLEACHERBUM
03-01-2007, 02:57 PM
Marty takin an inning off

5DOLLAR-BLEACHERBUM
03-01-2007, 02:58 PM
Belhorne not helping his chances.

fireman937
03-01-2007, 02:59 PM
Dunn....2 at bats....1 HR, 1 walk.

:D

Atleast no strikeouts today. I really hope he has a big year. Put all the nay sayers to rest. And go figure bellhorn strikes out again geez.

edabbs44
03-01-2007, 02:59 PM
Wilson gives up a single and a stolen base, but gets out of the inning with two fly outs and a strikeout.

Hamilton apparently showed off his arm on one of the flyouts by throwing a one-hopper to third base that was "no more than four feet off the ground" as Thom described it. Marty and Thom then raved about Hamilton's arm and defense, and they concluded that he could help this team defensively if he's on the roster.

Hamilton should be picking up the real estate section in the Enquirer...he's a lock for the roster. The hype is incredible.

KronoRed
03-01-2007, 02:59 PM
Is it to early to send a guy out of camp? ;)

Matt700wlw
03-01-2007, 03:00 PM
Atleast no strikeouts today. I really hope he has a big year. Put all the nay sayers to rest. And go figure bellhorn strikes out again geez.

I've ripped him. I've praised him.

I hope he proves everybody wrong.

KronoRed
03-01-2007, 03:00 PM
Hamilton should be picking up the real estate section in the Enquirer...he's a lock for the roster. The hype is incredible.

5 tools man..5 tools.

Yachtzee
03-01-2007, 03:00 PM
I heard the first two innings on WLW, but now I'm on XM in the house. As much as I criticize Marty, he does sound much more chipper in the booth with Thom there. Thom sounded pretty psyched too, but almost a little too much. I was waiting for him to throw in a "Gee willikers, I agree Dad!" But hey, it's the first baseball since October. Everyone's a little excited today.

Now I'm listening to the Pirates announcers on XM. I hope I've missed the extent of the colonoscopy discussion.

Matt700wlw
03-01-2007, 03:01 PM
Dustin Hermanson signed...

Cyclone792
03-01-2007, 03:01 PM
Hamilton grounds out to second on a hit-and-run with Crosby advancing to second base.

Dustin Hermanson was signed to a minor league contract.

fireman937
03-01-2007, 03:01 PM
Dustin Hermanson just got signed. Nice chance there

guttle11
03-01-2007, 03:01 PM
Hermanson! :p:

Can't hurt.

5DOLLAR-BLEACHERBUM
03-01-2007, 03:01 PM
Reds sign Dustin Hermanson to minor league deal.

BRM
03-01-2007, 03:01 PM
Hamilton should be picking up the real estate section in the Enquirer...he's a lock for the roster. The hype is incredible.

The Rays would be smart to try to work a trade with the Reds. At least then they'd get something in return. He's staying in the Reds organization either way.

Always Red
03-01-2007, 03:02 PM
Hermanson signed to a minor league contract; will be in camp tomorrow.

I like it. If it works, great. If it doesn't, no big deal.

Why didn't Chad Moeller get that same deal??

fireman937
03-01-2007, 03:02 PM
2-2

Ltlabner
03-01-2007, 03:02 PM
Chat is open if anybody is interested.

membengal
03-01-2007, 03:02 PM
They've let that go, for now, yachtzee. My only hope for Pirates fans is that it will be an on-going feature.

Really annoyed I wasn't able to make the gameday audio work so I could hear Marty and Thom today.

edabbs44
03-01-2007, 03:03 PM
Hermanson! :p:

Can't hurt.

Can't hurt until Coffey starts the year as Deno's roommate in Louisville because he has options.

Can't complain about the signing, but I think he's spent far too much time thinking about the bullpen. The first half of '06 turned him into a basket case.

fireman937
03-01-2007, 03:03 PM
I heard the first two innings on WLW, but now I'm on XM in the house. As much as I criticize Marty, he does sound much more chipper in the booth with Thom there. Thom sounded pretty psyched too, but almost a little too much. I was waiting for him to throw in a "Gee willikers, I agree Dad!" But hey, it's the first baseball since October. Everyone's a little excited today.

Now I'm listening to the Pirates announcers on XM. I hope I've missed the extent of the colonoscopy discussion.

I was thinking the same thing. Wasnt sure if it was just me or not.

Ltlabner
03-01-2007, 03:04 PM
They've let that go, for now, yachtzee. My only hope for Pirates fans is that it will be an on-going feature.

Really annoyed I wasn't able to make the gameday audio work so I could hear Marty and Thom today.

I think people will be suprised. I caugh a few innings before I got 'sick' and had to come back to the hotel to 'rest' but they sounded very good together. Thom worked in a few comments that would make RZ take note.

guttle11
03-01-2007, 03:04 PM
I already want to slam my head against something hard at the sound of Hip Hopera.

5DOLLAR-BLEACHERBUM
03-01-2007, 03:05 PM
The Rays would be smart to try to work a trade with the Reds. At least then they'd get something in return. He's staying in the Reds organization either way.
Both teams would win if a deal was struck. The Reds would be able to give him some AAA at bats and the Rays would get a body for a guy they will probably not get back.

Yachtzee
03-01-2007, 03:05 PM
This is nice. I can't wait until the season starts. It figures I have the final version of my article due tomorrow. I'm having a terrible time focusing on work this week.

dabvu2498
03-01-2007, 03:06 PM
The hip-hopera is absolutely awful.

BRM
03-01-2007, 03:06 PM
How did the score get 2-2?

5DOLLAR-BLEACHERBUM
03-01-2007, 03:07 PM
If I remember right Gonzo drove in Crosby.

Cyclone792
03-01-2007, 03:07 PM
How did the score get 2-2?

Gonzalez singled to center field to score Bubba Crosby. Crosby pinch ran for Dunn after Dunn walked, then advanced to second on a hit-and-run groundout by Hamilton.

Danny Serafini
03-01-2007, 03:07 PM
Gonzalez single up the middle brought in Crosby (pinch runner for Dunn)

Yachtzee
03-01-2007, 03:07 PM
They've let that go, for now, yachtzee. My only hope for Pirates fans is that it will be an on-going feature.

Really annoyed I wasn't able to make the gameday audio work so I could hear Marty and Thom today.

For Pirate fans, a colonoscopy may well be better than listening to them play this season.

dsmith421
03-01-2007, 03:07 PM
Hermanson signed to a minor league contract; will be in camp tomorrow.


According to Rosenthal last week, the Phillies were very interested. Until they went to watch Hermanson throw and realized his "fastball" gets up to about 86 these days.

BRM
03-01-2007, 03:08 PM
Thanks guys. That Gonzo guy is a run producing machine!

fireman937
03-01-2007, 03:08 PM
Here we go with P. Wilson now. Come on guys.

tripleaaaron
03-01-2007, 03:08 PM
now 3-2, Homer Matos

BRM
03-01-2007, 03:08 PM
According to Rosenthal last week, the Phillies were very interested. Until they went to watch Hermanson throw and realized his "fastball" gets up to about 86 these days.

86? He'll fit right in then...

Joseph
03-01-2007, 03:09 PM
I listened to the Pirates team too while at lunch, and I really think people need to stop complaining about Marty not talking about the game enough. I swear it was like listening to the two of them having a conversation and every once in a while we'd get a game update.

BRM
03-01-2007, 03:09 PM
So, all three of the Pirates runs have come on solo homers?

tripleaaaron
03-01-2007, 03:10 PM
Yup

cincy09
03-01-2007, 03:10 PM
I remember the Pirate tv announcers last year being the worst in the league

Cyclone792
03-01-2007, 03:10 PM
So, all three of the Pirates runs have come on solo homers?

Yep, three solo homers.

Wilson gave up a single and stolen base after the home run, and just recorded the inning's first out with a groundout to short. Runner is still on second with one out now and Jack Wilson up.

fireman937
03-01-2007, 03:10 PM
So, all three of the Pirates runs have come on solo homers?

Yep. Wind is crazy but still not great pitching either.

M2
03-01-2007, 03:10 PM
Matos, The Hands of Fate

fireman937
03-01-2007, 03:11 PM
Errorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Cyclone792
03-01-2007, 03:11 PM
Freel misplays a ball in center field off Jack Wilson's bat, and another run scores.

M2
03-01-2007, 03:12 PM
Freel misplays a ball in center field off Jack Wilson's bat, and another run scores.

Get Jr. out there, stat.

LawFive
03-01-2007, 03:13 PM
Per C Trent (apolgies if already mentioned...thread too long to read thru at work!)...

Homer starting the "A" game on Sunday vs. Pirates. Arroyo will pitch in a "B" game earlier in the morning.

I'm planning on being there and will try to get some decent pics...

Always Red
03-01-2007, 03:13 PM
"The home run is the most overrated stat in baseball"

only took 1 hour and 13 minutes until that came out!

NatiRedGals
03-01-2007, 03:13 PM
Tell u wat its nice to see wilson strikin out 2 boy thats freakin amazin

tripleaaaron
03-01-2007, 03:15 PM
Tell u wat its nice to see wilson strikin out 2 boy thats freakin amazin

yes it is, although most pitchers are a little farther along than hitters, it does say his stuff may be a little better

membengal
03-01-2007, 03:15 PM
I think people will be suprised. I caugh a few innings before I got 'sick' and had to come back to the hotel to 'rest' but they sounded very good together. Thom worked in a few comments that would make RZ take note.


I hope I won't be surprised, I have always like Thom's work and was ecstatic when they got him, and am genuinely hoping that his presence re-energizes Marty some. Sounds like, early on, it's going like I hoped it would.

HalMorrisRules
03-01-2007, 03:15 PM
Matos, The Hands of Fate

Booooo!!!!!:thumbup:

cumberlandreds
03-01-2007, 03:15 PM
"The home run is the most overrated stat in baseball"

only took 1 hour and 13 minutes until that came out!

It's also a rally killer. ;)

BRM
03-01-2007, 03:16 PM
"The home run is the most overrated stat in baseball"

only took 1 hour and 13 minutes until that came out!

This was a Marty comment I assume.

Yachtzee
03-01-2007, 03:16 PM
Matos, The Hands of Fate

Did someone say "Matmos?" No? Matos? Oh, okay.

http://www.tonyskansascity.com/tonyskansascity/barbarella.jpg

M2
03-01-2007, 03:17 PM
I thought a home run was a home run more than a stat. Is a single a stat too?

Matt700wlw
03-01-2007, 03:17 PM
JB's turn...

NatiRedGals
03-01-2007, 03:18 PM
I kno ur right bout pitchers but wilson still was pretty great like brantley said he rebounded after the homerun

M2
03-01-2007, 03:19 PM
JB's turn...

Johnny Bench?

Joe Buck?

James Brown?

5DOLLAR-BLEACHERBUM
03-01-2007, 03:19 PM
Freel 2 for 2

tripleaaaron
03-01-2007, 03:20 PM
Yes he was, he did do very well I hope he can continue to stay ahead of the hitters and remain healthy. I would love to see him make the roster as our 5th starter, but only because he pitched so well

fireman937
03-01-2007, 03:20 PM
BP Home run

Yachtzee
03-01-2007, 03:20 PM
I thought a home run was a home run more than a stat. Is a single a stat too?

Runs are overrated. Everyone knows the key to evaluating a player is their "HR", a.k.a. Hustle Rating.

Matt700wlw
03-01-2007, 03:20 PM
Phillips homers

pedro
03-01-2007, 03:20 PM
I heard the first two innings on WLW, but now I'm on XM in the house. As much as I criticize Marty, he does sound much more chipper in the booth with Thom there. .

I agree. Even Brantley hasn't bugged me yet and his voice sounds pretty good on the radio.

Hopefully this works out but the early returns sound good.

M2
03-01-2007, 03:20 PM
Freel 2 for 2

Now run again. It's spring training. He ought to try to steal everytime he gets on first, even if second's occupied.

Matt700wlw
03-01-2007, 03:20 PM
Votto's up

Cyclone792
03-01-2007, 03:21 PM
Votto is now up after Phillips' two run homer.

Yachtzee
03-01-2007, 03:21 PM
The Pirates announcers said Phillips' HR was an HR regardless of the wind.

tripleaaaron
03-01-2007, 03:21 PM
It seems to only be overated when its Dunn, Phillips homer was just amazing

dougdirt
03-01-2007, 03:21 PM
Now run again. It's spring training. He ought to try to steal everytime he gets on first, even if second's occupied.

I would pay money to see that in a game by a professional.

Cyclone792
03-01-2007, 03:21 PM
Votto walks on five pitches.

dougdirt
03-01-2007, 03:22 PM
Joey Votto with a walk on 5 pitches. The pitcher was scared.

Cyclone792
03-01-2007, 03:23 PM
Wilson's final line:

2 innings, 4 hits, 2 runs (1 earned), 0 walks, 2 strikeouts, 1 home run allowed.

Mark Bellhorn hits a two run homer, and Josh Hamilton is up.

fireman937
03-01-2007, 03:24 PM
Another HR.

Matt700wlw
03-01-2007, 03:24 PM
Belhorn launches one...

Yachtzee
03-01-2007, 03:24 PM
Is it pronounced Vote-oh or Vaht-toh?

Heath
03-01-2007, 03:24 PM
Crap Bellhorn HR.

This after Brantley said he was crappy.

I like Brantley so far.

tripleaaaron
03-01-2007, 03:24 PM
Wow, that ball is sailing today