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Big Klu
05-12-2008, 06:57 AM
45 years ago (1963), the Reds split a doubleheader at the Polo Grounds vs. the Mets--winning the opener 3-0, and losing the nightcap 13-12.

First Game
Cincinnati
Leo Cardenas ss
Pete Rose 2b
Vada Pinson cf
Frank Robinson rf
Jerry Lynch lf
Johnny Edwards c
Gordy Coleman 1b
Eddie Kasko 3b
Bob Purkey p

New York Mets
Chico Fernandez 3b
Ron Hunt 2b
Ed Kranepool rf
Duke Snider lf
Tim Harkness 1b
Jim Hickman cf
Choo Choo Coleman c
Al Moran ss
Galen Cisco p


WP: Bob Purkey (1-0)
LP: Galen Cisco (1-3)
Sv: Bill Henry (3)
HR: CIN - Leo Cardenas (2).

In Game 1, Bob Purkey pitched 8.2 innings of seven-hit shutout baseball, and Bill Henry then came on to strike out Duke Snider for the final out.



Second Game
Cincinnati
Leo Cardenas ss
Pete Rose 2b
Vada Pinson cf
Frank Robinson rf
Jerry Lynch lf
Gordy Coleman 1b
Jesse Gonder c
Eddie Kasko 3b
Jim Owens p

New York Mets
Chico Fernandez ss
Ron Hunt 2b
Ed Kranepool rf
Duke Snider lf
Tim Harkness 1b
Jim Hickman cf
Choo Choo Coleman c
Rod Kanehl 3b
Jay Hook p


WP: Larry Bearnarth (1-0)
LP: Al Worthington (0-1)
Sv: Tracy Stallard (1)
HR: CIN - Leo Cardenas (3), Vada Pinson (2). NY - Jim Hickman (5), Duke Snider (6).

Big Klu
05-12-2008, 06:59 AM
40 years ago (1968), a 3-1 win at Crosley Field vs. the Giants.

San Francisco
Jesus Alou lf
Ron Hunt 2b
Willie McCovey 1b
Willie Mays cf
Ollie Brown rf
Jim Davenport 3b
Jack Hiatt c
Hal Lanier ss
Ray Sadecki p

Cincinnati
Pete Rose rf
Alex Johnson lf
Vada Pinson cf
Tony Perez 3b
Lee May 1b
Johnny Bench c
Tommy Helms 2b
Leo Cardenas ss
Gerry Arrigo p


WP: Gerry Arrigo (3-1)
LP: Ray Sadecki (4-3)
Sv: Ted Abernathy (3)
HR: SF - Willie Mays (6).

Gerry Arrigo pitched eight innings of three-hit, one-run baseball with 4 K's to get the win, and Ted Abernathy pitched a perfect ninth to get the save. The only hits for the Giants were a one-out single by Ollie Brown in the second inning, a two-out single by Jesus Alou in the sixth, and a one-out solo homer by Willie Mays in the seventh.

Big Klu
05-12-2008, 07:00 AM
35 years ago (1973), a 7-1 loss at the Astrodome in Houston.

Cincinnati
Pete Rose lf
Dave Concepcion ss
Johnny Bench 1b
Bobby Tolan cf
Denis Menke 3b
Bill Plummer c
Darrel Chaney 2b
Cesar Geronimo rf
Ross Grimsley p

Houston
Jimmy Wynn rf
Roger Metzger ss
Cesar Cedeño cf
Bob Watson lf
Lee May 1b
Doug Rader 3b
Larry Howard c
Tommy Helms 2b
Jerry Reuss p


WP: Jerry Reuss (5-1)
LP: Ross Grimsley (4-2)
Sv: Jim York (5)
HR: None.

Jerry Reuss and Jim York combined on a five-hitter for the Astros.

Big Klu
05-12-2008, 07:00 AM
30 years ago (1978), a 3-0 win at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia.

Cincinnati
Pete Rose 3b
Ken Griffey rf
Joe Morgan 2b
George Foster lf
Johnny Bench c
Dave Concepcion ss
Dan Driessen 1b
Cesar Geronimo cf
Bill Bonham p

Philadelphia
Jay Johnstone rf
Larry Bowa ss
Mike Schmidt 3b
Greg Luzinski lf
Richie Hebner 1b
Garry Maddox cf
Bob Boone c
Jim Morrison 2b
Randy Lerch p


WP: Bill Bonham (4-0)
LP: Randy Lerch (3-2)
Sv: Paul Moskau (1)
HR: CIN - Dan Driessen (7).

Bill Bonham and Paul Moskau combined on a six-hit shutout for the Reds.

Big Klu
05-12-2008, 07:01 AM
25 years ago (1983), a 4-2 loss at Riverfront Stadium vs. the G-Men.

San Francisco
Johnnie LeMaster ss
Darrell Evans 1b
Chili Davis cf
Jack Clark rf
Tom O'Malley 3b
Max Venable lf
Milt May c
Duane Kuiper 2b
Mike Krukow p

Cincinnati
Gary Redus lf
Eddie Milner cf
Dave Concepcion ss
Johnny Bench 3b
Dan Driessen 1b
Cesar Cedeño rf
Ron Oester 2b
Dann Bilardello c
Bruce Berenyi p


WP: Mike Krukow (1-2)
LP: Bruce Berenyi (3-3)
Sv: Gary Lavelle (3)
HR: None.

Mike Krukow, Jim Barr, and Gary Lavelle combined on a two-hitter for the Giants. Krukow pitched a no-hitter through six innings, though he allowed one unearned run. The only hits for the Reds were a leadoff triple by Ron Oester in the seventh inning, and a one-out single by Dave Concepcion in the ninth--both off Barr.

Big Klu
05-12-2008, 07:02 AM
15 years ago (1993), a 3-2 5-inning win at Riverfront vs. the Padres.

San Diego
Jeff Gardner 2b
Tony Gwynn rf
Gary Sheffield 3b
Fred McGriff 1b
Phil Plantier lf
Derek Bell cf
Kurt Stillwell ss
Bob Geren c
Andy Benes p

Cincinnati
Bip Roberts 2b
Roberto Kelly cf
Barry Larkin ss
Kevin Mitchell lf
Chris Sabo 3b
Randy Milligan 1b
Reggie Sanders rf
Joe Oliver c
Jose Rijo p


WP: Jose Rijo (5-1)
LP: Andy Benes (5-3)
HR: SD - Fred McGriff (6), Andy Benes (1).

This game was called after five innings because of rain. The Reds scored the winning run in the bottom of the fifth when Kevin Mitchell tripled with two outs, and Chris Sabo delivered the RBI single.

Big Klu
05-12-2008, 07:02 AM
10 years ago (1998), a 5-1 loss at Riverfront vs. the Braves.

Atlanta
Walt Weiss ss
Keith Lockhart 2b
Chipper Jones 3b
Andres Galarraga 1b
Ryan Klesko lf
Javy Lopez c
Michael Tucker rf
Andruw Jones cf
John Smoltz p

Cincinnati
Pokey Reese 3b
Lenny Harris rf
Dmitri Young lf
Eddie Taubensee c
Bret Boone 2b
Barry Larkin ss
Sean Casey 1b
Reggie Sanders cf
David Weathers p


WP: John Smoltz (4-0)
LP: David Weathers (2-2)
HR: ATL - Andres Galarraga (15). CIN - Eddie Taubensee (3).

John Smoltz pitched eight innings of four-hit, one-run baseball with 6 K's to get the win for the Braves.