PDA

View Full Version : This Date In Reds History (3/31/08): Past Lineups



Big Klu
03-31-2008, 01:36 AM
Hello everybody! Due to the positive feedback I received last year, I have decided to continue the This Date In Reds History feature for this season. For those of you who are unfamiliar with how we did this last year, we will "turn back the clock" in five-year increments and look at games played on this date. Several of us had a lot of fun with it last year, and I hope it will be just as enjoyable this year!


10 years ago (1998), a 10-2 loss on Opening Day at Riverfront Stadium vs. the Padres.

San Diego
Quilvio Veras 2b
Steve Finley cf
Tony Gwynn rf
Ken Caminiti 3b
Greg Vaughn lf
Wally Joyner 1b
Carlos Hernandez c
Chris Gomez ss
Kevin Brown p

Cincinnati
Chris Stynes lf
Jon Nunnally rf
Willie Greene 3b
Eduardo Perez 1b
Reggie Sanders cf
Eddie Taubensee c
Bret Boone 2b
Pokey Reese ss
Mike Remlinger p


WP: Kevin Brown (1-0)
LP: Mike Remlinger (0-1)
HR: SD - Wally Joyner (1), Tony Gwynn (1).

SS Pokey Reese committed four errors in this game. The day before, the Reds traded tentative Opening Day starting pitcher Dave Burba to the Cleveland Indians for 1B Sean Casey. Casey made his Reds debut in this game, striking out in the bottom of the fifth as a pinch-hitter for starting pitcher Mike Remlinger.

Big Klu
03-31-2008, 01:37 AM
Five years ago (2003), a 10-1 loss on Opening Day at Great American Ball Park vs. the Pirates.

Pittsburgh
Kenny Lofton cf
Jason Kendall c
Brian Giles lf
Aramis Ramirez 3b
Randall Simon 1b
Reggie Sanders rf
Pokey Reese 2b
Jack Wilson ss
Kris Benson p

Cincinnati
Barry Larkin ss
Aaron Boone 2b
Ken Griffey Jr. cf
Austin Kearns rf
Adam Dunn lf
Sean Casey 1b
Brandon Larson 3b
Jason LaRue c
Jimmy Haynes p


WP: Kris Benson (1-0)
LP: Jimmy Haynes (0-1)
HR: PIT - Reggie Sanders (1), Kenny Lofton (1), Jason Kendall (1).

I was at this game--it was the inaugural game at GABP. Ken Griffey, Jr. had the first hit in the new stadium--a double with two outs in the bottom of the first inning.

Raisor
03-31-2008, 01:46 AM
Cincinnati
Chris Stynes lf
Jon Nunnally rf
Willie Greene 3b
Eduardo Perez 1b
Reggie Sanders cf
Eddie Taubensee c
Bret Boone 2b
Pokey Reese ss
Mike Remlinger p





Think of how many more years Bowden had after this...

KronoRed
03-31-2008, 04:00 AM
Think of how many more years Bowden had after this...

Check Washington out.

MrCinatit
03-31-2008, 04:28 AM
Thanks for doing this again, Klu - it's a lot of fun to look back, especially on that magical season of 2003.

cumberlandreds
03-31-2008, 08:03 AM
Thanks Klu! This is always good to look at everyday. Even if 1998 was was just a God awful lineup.

Big Klu
03-31-2008, 08:55 AM
Thanks Klu! This is always good to look at everyday. Even if 1998 was was just a God awful lineup.

It will get a little better--Bret Boone has his best year as a Red, Barry Larkin will be back in the lineup at SS (with a very productive season, BTW), Sean Casey will replace Eduardo Perez at 1B, and Dmitri Young will replace Jon Nunnally in the OF.

Heath
03-31-2008, 09:10 AM
Small sample size nonetheless, but it's time for the Reds to reverse the March 31 jinx.

Let's hold the D-Backs to under 10, mmmmmkay?

George Anderson
03-31-2008, 10:53 AM
As someone who enjoys the Reds past as much as the current, this feature is really cool!!!

Thanks for your work on this!!

cumberlandreds
03-31-2008, 11:05 AM
It will get a little better--Bret Boone has his best year as a Red, Barry Larkin will be back in the lineup at SS (with a very productive season, BTW), Sean Casey will replace Eduardo Perez at 1B, and Dmitri Young will replace Jon Nunnally in the OF.

There will some good years this season to look back on. 1973 was the year of the great comeback to win the division;1978 just came up a little short,only if we had Vida Blue :(;1988 was OK, basically IIRC a carbon copy of 1987. Also another real bad one in 1983 and 2003.

George Anderson
03-31-2008, 11:15 AM
;1978 just came up a little short,.

Pete's streak should be fun!!

cumberlandreds
03-31-2008, 11:30 AM
Pete's streak should be fun!!


Forgot about that one! :thumbup: It was one of the most, day to day, compelling things I have ever witnessed in sports.