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Big Klu
07-31-2008, 08:34 PM
50 years ago (1958), a 10-9 win at Crosley Field vs. the Giants.

San Francisco
Danny O'Connell 2b
Willie Kirkland rf
Willie Mays cf
Ray Jablonski 3b
Orlando Cepeda 1b
Leon Wagner lf
Daryl Spencer ss
Bob Schmidt c
Al Worthington p

Cincinnati
Johnny Temple 2b
Dee Fondy lf
Frank Robinson cf
George Crowe 1b
Jerry Lynch rf
Ed Bailey c
Don Hoak 3b
Roy McMillan ss
Don Newcombe p


WP: Joe Nuxhall (8-6)
LP: Ruben Gomez (6-8)
HR: SF - Leon Wagner 2 (5), Willie Kirkland (9). CIN - Walt Dropo (4).

Big Klu
07-31-2008, 08:38 PM
45 years ago (1963), a 9-2 win at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis.

Cincinnati
Pete Rose 2b
Tommy Harper rf
Vada Pinson cf
Frank Robinson lf
Marty Keough 1b
Gene Freese 3b
Johnny Edwards c
Eddie Kasko ss
Jim O'Toole p

St. Louis
Curt Flood cf
Dick Groat ss
Bill White 1b
Ken Boyer 3b
Charlie James lf
Gary Kolb rf
Dal Maxvill 2b
Tim McCarver c
Bob Gibson p


WP: Jim O'Toole (14-9)
LP: Bob Gibson (12-5)
HR: CIN - Marty Keough (5).

Jim O'Toole pitched a complete-game seven-hitter with 7 K's to get the win for the Reds.

Big Klu
07-31-2008, 08:47 PM
40 years ago (1968), the Reds split a doubleheader at Crosley Field vs. the Pirates--winning the opener 8-2, and losing the nightcap 10-1.

First Game
Pittsburgh
Maury Wills 3b
Gene Alley ss
Matty Alou cf
Roberto Clemente rf
Donn Clendenon 1b
Manny Mota lf
Bill Mazeroski 2b
Jerry May c
Bob Moose p

Cincinnati
Pete Rose rf
Vada Pinson cf
Mack Jones lf
Lee May 1b
Johnny Bench c
Tony Perez 3b
Tommy Helms 2b
Woody Woodward ss
Gerry Arrigo p


WP: Gerry Arrigo (7-6)
LP: Bob Moose (4-8)
HR: CIN - Mack Jones (6).

In Game 1, Gerry Arrigo pitched a complete-game five-hitter to get the win for the Reds.



Second Game
Pittsburgh
Maury Wills 3b
Gene Alley ss
Matty Alou cf
Roberto clemente rf
Donn Clendenon 1b
Manny Mota lf
Bill Mazeroski 2b
Jerry May c
Dock Ellis p

Cincinnati
Pete Rose rf
Vada Pinson cf
Mack Jones lf
Lee May 1b
Tony Perez 3b
Tommy Helms 2b
Pat Corrales c
Woody Woodward ss
Jay Ritchie p


WP: Dock Ellis (2-1)
LP: Jay Ritchie (0-1)
Sv: Elroy Face (9)
HR: PIT - Roberto Clemente (12), Donn Clendenon (11).

Big Klu
07-31-2008, 08:48 PM
35 years ago (1973), the Reds swept a doubleheader at Atlanta (Fulton County) Stadium--winning the opener 9-5, and the nightcap 13-11.

First Game
Cincinnati
Pete Rose lf
Joe Morgan 2b
Dan Driessen 3b
Johnny Bench c
Tony Perez 1b
Bobby Tolan rf
Cesar Geronimo cf
Ed Crosby ss
Fred Norman p

Atlanta
Ralph Garr rf
Marty Perez ss
Darrell Evans 3b
Hank Aaron lf
Dusty Baker cf
Davey Johnson 2b
Dick Dietz 1b
Paul Casanova c
Carl Morton p


WP: Pedro Borbon (3-4)
LP: Carl Morton (8-9)
Sv: Clay Carroll (11)
HR: CIN - Joe Morgan (13), Tony Perez (19). ATL - Carl Morton (3), Hank Aaron (28).



Second Game
Cincinnati
Pete Rose lf
Joe Morgan 2b
Johnny Bench rf
Tony Perez 1b
Andy Kosco cf
Denis Menke 3b
Bill Plummer c
Darrel Chaney ss
Ross Grimsley p

Atlanta
Ralph Garr rf
Marty Perez ss
Darrell Evans 3b
Dusty Baker cf
Davey Johnson 2b
Dick Dietz 1b
Mike Lum lf
Freddie Velazquez c
Jimmy Freeman p


WP: Clay Carroll (3-5)
LP: Danny Frisella (1-1)
Sv: Tom Hall (5)
HR: CIN - Bill Plummer (2), Joe Morgan 2 (15), Bobby Tolan (9). ATL - Darrell Evans (30).

Big Klu
07-31-2008, 09:06 PM
30 years ago (1978), a 3-2 win at the Launching Pad in Atlanta.

Cincinnati
Pete Rose 3b
Ken Griffey rf
Dan Driessen 1b
George Foster lf
Johnny Bench c
Dave Concepcion ss
Cesar Geronimo cf
Junior Kennedy 2b
Mike LaCoss p

Atlanta
Jerry Royster ss
Rowland Office cf
Gary Matthews rf
Jeff Burroughs lf
Bob Horner 3b
Biff Pocoroba c
Dale Murphy 1b
Rod Gilbreath 2b
Phil Niekro p


WP: Mike LaCoss (2-1)
LP: Phil Niekro (12-11)
Sv: Doug Bair (20)
HR: CIN - Johnny Bench (15).

Phil Niekro pitched a complete-game nine-hitter with 10 K's in a losing effort for the Braves. After walking and lining out in his first two plate appearances, Pete Rose led off the sixth inning with a single to RF off Niekro, tying Wee Willie Keeler's NL-record 44-game hitting streak with the old Baltimore Orioles of the NL in 1897. Rose was 1-for-4 with a walk on the evening. Over the 44-game hitting streak, Rose had raised his batting average from .267 to .316, and his OPS from .734 to .795.

Pete Rose Hit Streak: 44
70-for-182, .385/.421/.462/.883, 14 2B, 11 RBI, 30 R, 4/6 SB, 12 BB, 5 K, 1 HBP, 2 SAC, 2 SF

Big Klu
07-31-2008, 09:17 PM
25 years ago (1983), a 9-2 loss at the Astrodome in Houston.

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

Houston
Omar Moreno cf
Terry Puhl rf
Dickie Thon ss
Phil Garner 3b
Jose Cruz lf
Ray Knight 1b
Alan Ashby c
Bill Doran 2b
Joe Niekro p


WP: Joe Niekro (9-8)
LP: Bruce Berenyi (5-11)
HR: CIN - Dan Driessen (10).

Joe Niekro pitched a complete-game seven-hitter with 9 K's to get the win for the Astros. In the bottom of the eighth inning, Johnny Bench made a rare appearance behind the plate, replacing Dann Bilardello.

Big Klu
07-31-2008, 09:24 PM
20 years ago (1988), an 8-5 loss at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego.

Cincinnati
Kal Daniels lf
Barry Larkin ss
Chris Sabo 3b
Eric davis cf
Nick Esasky 1b
Lloyd McClendon rf
Bo Diaz c
Dave Concepcion 2b
Tim Birtsas p

San Diego
Dickie Thon ss
Stan Jefferson cf
Tony Gwynn rf
Keith Moreland 1b
Carmelo Martinez lf
Randy Ready 3b
Roberto Alomar 2b
Mark Parent c
Dennis Rasmussen p


WP: Dennis Rasmussen (9-7)
LP: Tim Birtsas (0-2)
Sv: Lance McCullers (8)
HR: CIN - Lloyd McClendon (3).

Big Klu
07-31-2008, 09:36 PM
15 years ago (1993), a 6-3 win at Riverfront Stadium vs. the Padres.

San Diego
Jeff Gardner 2b
Ricky Gutierrez ss
Tony Gwynn rf
Phil Plantier lf
Derek Bell cf
Guillermo Velasquez 1b
Archi Cianfrocco 3b
Kevin Higgins c
Andy Ashby p

Cincinnati
Bip Roberts cf
Barry Larkin ss
Chris Sabo 3b
Randy Milligan lf
Reggie Sanders rf
Hal Morris 1b
Joe Oliver c
Jeff Branson 2b
Jose Rijo p


WP: Jose Rijo (9-5)
LP: Andy Ashby (0-5)
Sv: Rob Dibble (15)
HR: CIN - Jose Rijo (1).

Jose Rijo pitched eight innings of four-hit baseball, and also hit a home run, as he and Rob Dibble combined on a four-hitter for the Reds. The only hits for the Padres were a two-out, two-run double by Jeff Gardner in the second inning, a two-out single by Derek Bell in the third, a one-out single by Bell in the sixth, and an RBI single by Archi Cianfrocco with two outs in the sixth. Prior to the game, the Reds traded pitcher Tim Belcher to the White Sox for minor-league pitchers Johnny Ruffin and Jeff Pierce.

Big Klu
07-31-2008, 09:42 PM
10 years ago (1998), a 3-2 win at Pro Player (Joe Robbie) Stadium in Miami.

Cincinnati
Pat Watkins cf
Chris Stynes 2b
Barry Larkin ss
Dmitri Young lf
Eduardo Perez 1b
Willie Greene rf
Aaron Boone 3b
Guillermo Garcia c
Brett Tomko p

Florida
Todd Dunwoody cf
Edgar Renteria ss
Mark Kotsay rf
Cliff Floyd lf
Derrek Lee 1b
Craig Counsell 2b
Gregg Zaun c
Dave Berg 3b
Jesus Sanchez p


WP: Brett Tomko (10-7)
LP: Matt Mantei (3-1)
Sv: Gabe White (1)
HR: None.

Brett Tomko and Gabe White combined on a five-hitter for the Reds.

Big Klu
07-31-2008, 09:51 PM
Five years ago (2003), a 5-4 10-inning win at Great American Ball Park vs. the Rockies.

Colorado
Ronnie Belliard 2b
Mark Bellhorn 3b
Todd Helton 1b
Preston Wilson cf
Larry Walker rf
Jay Payton lf
Bobby Estalella c
Juan Uribe ss
Chin-Hui Tsao p

Cincinnati
D'Angelo Jimenez 2b
Barry Larkin ss
Sean Casey 1b
Adam Dunn lf
Jason LaRue c
Russell Branyan 3b
Wily Mo Peņa cf
Ruben Mateo rf
Jose Acevedo p


WP: John Riedling (1-3)
LP: Brian Fuentes (2-1)
HR: COL - Preston Wilson (28). CIN - Russell Branyan (5), Jason LaRue (13).

Jason LaRue led off the bottom of the tenth inning with a game-ending home run off Brian Fuentes. Prior to the game, the Reds traded 3B Aaron Boone to the Yankees for pitchers Brandon Claussen and Charlie Manning.

cumberlandreds
08-01-2008, 08:22 AM
35 years ago (1973), the Reds swept a doubleheader at Atlanta (Fulton County) Stadium--winning the opener 9-5, and the nightcap 13-11.

First Game
Cincinnati
Pete Rose lf
Joe Morgan 2b
Dan Driessen 3b
Johnny Bench c
Tony Perez 1b
Bobby Tolan rf
Cesar Geronimo cf
Ed Crosby ss
Fred Norman p

Atlanta
Ralph Garr rf
Marty Perez ss
Darrell Evans 3b
Hank Aaron lf
Dusty Baker cf
Davey Johnson 2b
Dick Dietz 1b
Paul Casanova c
Carl Morton p


WP: Pedro Borbon (3-4)
LP: Carl Morton (8-9)
Sv: Clay Carroll (11)
HR: CIN - Joe Morgan (13), Tony Perez (19). ATL - Carl Morton (3), Hank Aaron (28).



Second Game
Cincinnati
Pete Rose lf
Joe Morgan 2b
Johnny Bench rf
Tony Perez 1b
Andy Kosco cf
Denis Menke 3b
Bill Plummer c
Darrel Chaney ss
Ross Grimsley p

Atlanta
Ralph Garr rf
Marty Perez ss
Darrell Evans 3b
Dusty Baker cf
Davey Johnson 2b
Dick Dietz 1b
Mike Lum lf
Freddie Velazquez c
Jimmy Freeman p


WP: Clay Carroll (3-5)
LP: Danny Frisella (1-1)
Sv: Tom Hall (5)
HR: CIN - Bill Plummer (2), Joe Morgan 2 (15), Bobby Tolan (9). ATL - Darrell Evans (30).

How in the world did the Reds score 13 runs with that lineup?