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OnBaseMachine
02-25-2009, 11:35 AM
Here are your lineups for tomorrow (WLW is airing the game):

Willy Taveras cf

Jerry Hairston Jr. ss

Joey Votto 1b

Brandon Phillips 2b

Jay Bruce rf

Edwin Encarnacion 3b

Chris Dickerson lf

Ramon Hernandez c

Jacque Jones dh

Edinson Volquez p


Rays lineup:

Jason Bartlett SS
Carl Crawford LF
Evan Longoria 3B
Pat Burrell DH
Willy Aybar 1B
Dioner Navarro C
Ben Zobrist 2B
Gabe Gross RF
Fernando Perez CF
Carlos Hernandez P

http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=blog07&plckController=Blog&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&plckPostId=Blog%3ae57bcc87-152a-4f72-96fb-cc08b1f396efPost%3a54a7c5fa-d282-4a47-a973-bde6e9803428&sid=sitelife.cincinnati.com

BRM
02-25-2009, 02:00 PM
Thanks for starting the first game thread of 2009!!

Matt700wlw
02-25-2009, 02:04 PM
Welcome back, everybody!

Feels a little more like summer already just hearing the golden tones :)

cumberlandreds
02-25-2009, 02:05 PM
:beerme: Here's to a new season!

Is there any free Internet radio for this game? I haven't renewed my MLB sub yet.

Gainesville Red
02-25-2009, 02:05 PM
mlb audio let me log on (didn't pay or anything), so I don't know, if you've ever had it, I guess give it a shot.

HeatherC1212
02-25-2009, 02:07 PM
Sweet, I get to join in the game threads this season! I am so excited that baseball is back! :D

Matt700wlw
02-25-2009, 02:09 PM
Volquez, Cueto, Bailey.

Couldn't ask for a better way to start. The two young studs and the guy that NEEDS the lightbulb to go off, and soon...

redsmetz
02-25-2009, 02:12 PM
Marty says great catch by Gomes.... of Tavaras' bat in the dugout.

Matt700wlw
02-25-2009, 02:13 PM
Quick hands!

Wily T grounds out

Matt700wlw
02-25-2009, 02:16 PM
Hairston: line out
Votto: Ks looking (doesn't take the bat off of his shoulder)

0-0 after a half

919191
02-25-2009, 02:18 PM
I'm listening to this on WLW on line. I'm surprised I can.

cumberlandreds
02-25-2009, 02:18 PM
mlb audio let me log on (didn't pay or anything), so I don't know, if you've ever had it, I guess give it a shot.


I had it last season but it won't let me in. Thanks anyway!

On another attempt I got it. Thanks Gainesville!

rotnoid
02-25-2009, 02:22 PM
Baseball on the Big One. Saved an other wise awful day.

OnBaseMachine
02-25-2009, 02:28 PM
Nice first inning for Volquez. Crawford singled with one out but Burrell K'd to end the inning.

membengal
02-25-2009, 02:34 PM
I am pretty sure the single he gave up can be directly attributed to music-video gate.

reds44
02-25-2009, 02:34 PM
Is there free audio anywhere?

919191
02-25-2009, 02:35 PM
I'm listening online on WLW's site. I thought it would be blacked out, but it isn't.

OnBaseMachine
02-25-2009, 02:36 PM
Reds' 1st (Hernandez pitching): Taveras 6-3 (Jonny Gomes made a nice catch of Taveras' bat after he let it go on strike 2). Hairston L8. Votto K (looking).

Rays' 1st (Volquez pitching): Bartlett 6-3. Crawford singles to left. Longoria F8. Burrell K.

Reds' 2nd: Phillips 4-3. Bruce L6. Encarnacion reached on E9. Dickerson 6-4.

reds44
02-25-2009, 02:37 PM
I'm listening online on WLW's site. I thought it would be blacked out, but it isn't.
Thanks

HeatherC1212
02-25-2009, 02:38 PM
I think this will be the year I finally learn what all those numbers and letters mean in game logs because I won't be able to follow things very well if I don't learn them, LOL :laugh:

OnBaseMachine
02-25-2009, 02:41 PM
1-2-3 second inning for Volquez.

Hoosier Red
02-25-2009, 02:42 PM
I think this will be the year I finally learn what all those numbers and letters mean in game logs because I won't be able to follow things very well if I don't learn them! LOL :laugh:

1-Pitcher
2-Catcher
3-1st Base
4-2nd Base
5-3rd Base
6-Shortstop
7-Left Field
8-Center Field
9-Right Field

E-Error
L-Line out
F-Fly out

Ground outs are usually given as the person it was hit to, and the 1st baseman, or whomever is covering the base where the out is recorded.
6-3 is Shortstop to 1st Base.

durl
02-25-2009, 02:42 PM
Good to hear the Reds on the air again. The months of waiting are over.

I'm streaming WLW as well. I figured it wouldn't be blacked out since it's a Spring Training game.

redsmetz
02-25-2009, 02:43 PM
I think this will be the year I finally learn what all those numbers and letters mean in game logs because I won't be able to follow things very well if I don't learn them, LOL :laugh:

Try this, Heather.

http://www.baseballscorecard.com/images/diamond.gif

HeatherC1212
02-25-2009, 02:49 PM
Ohhh, thanks guys! I knew the numbers referred to the players but I could never keep track of which was which on the field. That info will come in very handy during spring training while I learn everything and hopefully I can follow game logs much better this year. Thanks again! :)

I'm glad Volquez had a great second inning. I'm interested to see how he does this year with more pressure on him.

cumberlandreds
02-25-2009, 02:51 PM
Ohhh, thanks guys! I knew the numbers referred to the players but I could never keep track of which was which on the field. That info will come in very handy during spring training while I learn everything and hopefully I can follow game logs much better this year. Thanks again! :)

I'm glad Volquez had a great second inning. I'm interested to see how he does this year with more pressure on him.

Just stick with us kid and you will more than you ever wanted to know. :)

Matt700wlw
02-25-2009, 03:04 PM
It seems that Volquez changeup is still tying hitters in knots.

:)

HeatherC1212
02-25-2009, 03:05 PM
Just stick with us kid and you will more than you ever wanted to know. :)

Thanks, although I don't know if that makes me happy or nervous, LOL :laugh: ;)

OnBaseMachine
02-25-2009, 03:05 PM
Volquez K's Longoria to end the third inning.

3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K

Scoreless after three innings.

Matt700wlw
02-25-2009, 03:06 PM
Cueto should be going the next inning.

Chip R
02-25-2009, 03:09 PM
Thanks, although I don't know if that makes me happy or nervous, LOL :laugh: ;)


Be afraid. Be very afraid. :eek:

BRM
02-25-2009, 03:12 PM
What's the pitch count Volquez and Cueto are on to start ST? Anyone know?

Chip R
02-25-2009, 03:12 PM
1st and 2nd with 1 out and Bruce up.

Chip R
02-25-2009, 03:13 PM
Bruce singles up the middle but Votto got thrown out at the plate.

HeatherC1212
02-25-2009, 03:16 PM
Bruce singles up the middle but Votto got thrown out at the plate.

Ugh, I don't care if it's just spring training....that sucks. :(

OnBaseMachine
02-25-2009, 03:18 PM
"You gotta love Rays baseball!" is the commercial spot between innings. We're going into the bottom half of the third inning, scoreless between the reigning American League champs (funny to say that for Tampa Bay) and a Dusty Baker team that is going to run like crazy this year. Cincinnati is my darkhorse candidate for Shocktober, will say that right now. Gabe Gross batting against Edison Volquez.

http://mlblogs.mlblogs.com/

Matt700wlw
02-25-2009, 03:22 PM
Cueto pumping strikes in there...

Matt700wlw
02-25-2009, 03:25 PM
3 up, 3 down, 2Ks for Cueto.

OnBaseMachine
02-25-2009, 03:25 PM
Nice start so far for Cueto. Burrell grounded out, Aybar struckout, and Kennedy popped out.

Scoreless after four.

SirFelixCat
02-25-2009, 03:26 PM
Yay, beisbol is back!!!

HeatherC1212
02-25-2009, 03:27 PM
Sweet job Johnny!! :D

Chip R
02-25-2009, 03:35 PM
Bases are loaded for Hariston.

Matt700wlw
02-25-2009, 03:37 PM
:jump:

GRAND SLAM!!!! HAIRSTON!!!

Chip R
02-25-2009, 03:37 PM
Grand slam by JHJ!

Always Red
02-25-2009, 03:38 PM
:jump:

GRAND SLAM!!!!

:jump::jump:

I've been waiting all winter to do that! :beerme:

cumberlandreds
02-25-2009, 03:38 PM
There's your SS! ;)

OnBaseMachine
02-25-2009, 03:38 PM
Wow. Didn't expect that. Way to go Jerry!

_Sir_Charles_
02-25-2009, 03:39 PM
God it's nice to have to baseball back. :O) Regardless of the negativity about them, I'm liking this 1-2 of Taveras & Hairston at the top.

Chip R
02-25-2009, 03:41 PM
Rosales doubles but it was scored a 2 base error.

_Sir_Charles_
02-25-2009, 03:41 PM
I really hope Adam gets a longer shot this year. I really like his game.

Matt700wlw
02-25-2009, 03:42 PM
Some non-roster guy drives him in.

Chip R
02-25-2009, 03:42 PM
McDonald drives in Rosales to make it 5-0. Frazier up now.

HeatherC1212
02-25-2009, 03:42 PM
GO JERRY!!!! :jump:

BTW-It's HAIRSTON, not Hariston and yes, I will be the spelling police this year, LOL ;)

membengal
02-25-2009, 03:43 PM
God it's nice to have to baseball back. :O) Regardless of the negativity about them, I'm liking this 1-2 of Taveras & Hairston at the top.


Just checking, but will you be doing that every time they do something good this year? Referencing the discussion as negativity? Should people do the same every time they make an out?

Because, I got to tell you, that's going to be wearying.

No one here is doing anything but rooting for the Reds to win 162 games.

OnBaseMachine
02-25-2009, 03:43 PM
I like Adam Rosales. He's never going to be a star but I like him as a future utility guy who can provide solid offense.

Matt700wlw
02-25-2009, 03:46 PM
Cueto fans another...

Matt700wlw
02-25-2009, 03:48 PM
Cueto drops them 1,2,3 again

HeatherC1212
02-25-2009, 03:49 PM
Cueto is bringing it today. That's great to see, or read in my case today since I can't listen online, LOL :)

Strikes Out Looking
02-25-2009, 03:50 PM
Nothing better than hearing the Reds and reading a gamethread. Work be darned...

OnBaseMachine
02-25-2009, 03:54 PM
So far:

Volquez: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K

Cueto: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

redsmetz
02-25-2009, 03:54 PM
Nothing better than hearing the Reds and reading a gamethread. Work be darned...

That's the nice thing about being a freight bill auditor. I can listen to the game, read the game thread and check bills. Just found one for over $2000 that the client shouldn't have paid. Making money and listening to baseball!

BRM
02-25-2009, 03:55 PM
So far:

Volquez: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K

Cueto: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Good looking lines. :thumbup:

_Sir_Charles_
02-25-2009, 03:59 PM
Just checking, but will you be doing that every time they do something good this year? Referencing the discussion as negativity? Should people do the same every time they make an out?

Because, I got to tell you, that's going to be wearying.

No one here is doing anything but rooting for the Reds to win 162 games.

LOL. No, I won't. Not to worry.

Matt700wlw
02-25-2009, 04:11 PM
Ray Olmedo sighting.

Playing SS for the Rays now.

redsmetz
02-25-2009, 04:15 PM
Ray Olmedo sighting.

Playing SS for the Rays now.

It's hard to believe Olmedo is still only 27 (he'll be 28 in May).

OnBaseMachine
02-25-2009, 04:18 PM
Cueto: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K

cumberlandreds
02-25-2009, 04:20 PM
It's hard to believe Olmedo is still only 27 (he'll be 28 in May).

Did Bowden sign him to a MLB contract? If so,you better check that birth certificate. ;)

Matt700wlw
02-25-2009, 04:20 PM
Bailey time

TRF
02-25-2009, 04:21 PM
score?

Matt700wlw
02-25-2009, 04:21 PM
Bailey Ks the first batter he faces on 4 pitches

OnBaseMachine
02-25-2009, 04:23 PM
score?

5-0 Reds bottom 7

_Sir_Charles_
02-25-2009, 04:23 PM
5-0 good guys. Hopefully that quick K for Bailey is a sign of things to come. Make that TWO k's. :O)

redsmetz
02-25-2009, 04:23 PM
score?

5-0 Good guys. Bailey 1 2 3 (2 K's)

Matt700wlw
02-25-2009, 04:23 PM
3 up, 3 down....8 pitches (?), 2Ks.

HotCorner
02-25-2009, 04:23 PM
5-0 Reds.

Bailey 1IP 0H 0BB 2K

cumberlandreds
02-25-2009, 04:24 PM
Bailey K's the 2nd and the next hitter bounces out to SS. Good start for Bailey!

OnBaseMachine
02-25-2009, 04:26 PM
Great inning by Homer. Keep it up.

Volquez: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K

Cueto: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K

Bailey: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

HeatherC1212
02-25-2009, 04:28 PM
Wow, that's a pretty nice pitching line they've got brewing today! :D

OnBaseMachine
02-25-2009, 04:29 PM
For some reason the Indians/Giants game on MLB Network is blacked out here. That sucks.

TRF
02-25-2009, 04:32 PM
regardless of who he was facing, anyone think Bailey was trying to make a statement that inning?

Matt700wlw
02-25-2009, 04:33 PM
Bailey's day was short, sweet, and effective. He's done for the day.

Getting him ready for the bullpen? Restoring confidence? Both?

_Sir_Charles_
02-25-2009, 04:34 PM
Chris Denove? Who?

regarding Bailey...I kind of hope so. I'm hoping his mindset is such that he's pissed off that he's being written off in regards to top prospects and legit # 5 candidates this season.

Danny Serafini
02-25-2009, 04:38 PM
Did anyone else just lose the game on WLW?

Chip R
02-25-2009, 04:38 PM
Matt, the online feed switched to Willie. Fix it already.

durl
02-25-2009, 04:38 PM
Lost it here.

OnBaseMachine
02-25-2009, 04:40 PM
Aaron Fultz threw a scoreless 8th inning. 5-0 Reds after eight innings.

Matt700wlw
02-25-2009, 04:40 PM
Matt, the online feed switched to Willie. Fix it already.

I didn't do it.

Maybe it just got fixed...

durl
02-25-2009, 04:40 PM
Bailey's day was short, sweet, and effective. He's done for the day.

Getting him ready for the bullpen? Restoring confidence? Both?

Could be both. Brantley made a good point: you have to restore his confidence. He had a good inning, so go ahead and sit him down and don't risk him giving up a few hits. Baby steps...

redsmetz
02-25-2009, 04:45 PM
Two run homer for Rosales.

cumberlandreds
02-25-2009, 04:46 PM
Rosales!!!:jump::jump:

Matt700wlw
02-25-2009, 04:48 PM
:jump:

OnBaseMachine
02-25-2009, 04:49 PM
Rosales!

I met him at Redsfest. He's a super nice guy. I'd love to see him make the roster but that's probably not going to happen since they already have Kepp, Gonzo, and Hairston. He's going to be a solid major leaguer with his versatility and bat.

Chip R
02-25-2009, 04:55 PM
Rosales!

I met him at Redsfest. He's a super nice guy. I'd love to see him make the roster but that's probably not going to happen since they already have Kepp, Gonzo, and Hairston. He's going to be a solid major leaguer with his versatility and bat.


A friend of mine said he was giving my friend's son hitting tips and confirmed he was a nice guy.

OnBaseMachine
02-25-2009, 04:57 PM
Adam Rosales clubbed a two-run homer in the ninth after Daryle Ward singled. Rosales sprints the bases on walks and homers even faster than Pete Rose once did and after his homer he almost caught Ward between third and home on his home run spring. Not trotr, sprint.

http://www.daytondailynews.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/dayton/cincinnatireds/

redsmetz
02-25-2009, 04:57 PM
Strike 3, ends the game. Reds 7, Rays 0

Very nice.

lollipopcurve
02-25-2009, 04:58 PM
Rosales!

I met him at Redsfest. He's a super nice guy. I'd love to see him make the roster but that's probably not going to happen since they already have Kepp, Gonzo, and Hairston. He's going to be a solid major leaguer with his versatility and bat.

Rosales got stiffed by Baker last year, I thought. You gotta love his energy and versatility (can play all INF positions and has stated a willingness to play OF). If some team wanted Kepp as part of a bigger deal, I think Rosales could fill ole Kepp's shoes pretty well. He does have a really unorthodox swing, though -- I don't think he's in the same league as Kepp in terms of pure hitting ability.

cumberlandreds
02-25-2009, 04:58 PM
And this one belongs to the Reds! 7-0 Reds. A very good start for the spring. Let's bottle this one and use it April 6th.

HokieRed
02-25-2009, 04:59 PM
Who pitched the ninth for the Reds?

OnBaseMachine
02-25-2009, 05:00 PM
Reds win 7-0.

Volquez: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K

Cueto: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K

Bailey: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Fultz: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

Burton: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

_Sir_Charles_
02-25-2009, 05:00 PM
Rosales got stiffed by Baker last year, I thought. You gotta love his energy and versatility (can play all INF positions and has stated a willingness to play OF). If some team wanted Kepp as part of a bigger deal, I think Rosales could fill ole Kepp's shoes pretty well. He does have a really unorthodox swing, though -- I don't think he's in the same league as Kepp in terms of pure hitting ability.

Agreed completely. If his bat takes another step forward this year...I'd look to deal at least one of our plethora of utility guys and give Rosales a legit shot.

As for the game...the pitching was just...WOW. If this is a sign of things to come, this is gonna be a fun season. :O)

LincolnparkRed
02-25-2009, 05:04 PM
4 hit shutout in spring training is about as good as it gets. Who knew, maybe Dick Pole is a good pitching coach?

Reds1
02-25-2009, 05:04 PM
And this one belongs to the Reds! 7-0 Reds. A very good start for the spring. Let's bottle this one and use it April 6th.

I was going to say the same thing. We're ready. LOL Got to hear the post game show on WLW. I'm so ready for this.

HeatherC1212
02-25-2009, 05:10 PM
That is a NICE pitching line and I can't complain about the offense either. Good job guys. Keep it up! :D

klw
02-25-2009, 05:13 PM
Who pitched the ninth for the Reds?

No Who was on first.

gm
02-25-2009, 05:15 PM
Ray Olmedo sighting.

Playing SS for the Rays now.

Ray Ray is now a Ray?

(reminds me of Major Major in Catch 22)

lollipopcurve
02-25-2009, 05:19 PM
It's evident that this team is still too reliant on the home run.

_Sir_Charles_
02-25-2009, 05:20 PM
I also read that Skeeter Barnes is the baserunning coach for the Rays too (I think it was Hal's blog). Sure are seeing a lot of names from the past these past couple of weeks. :)

Spring~Fields
02-25-2009, 05:26 PM
Very nice game outcome and very enjoyable reading the game thread comments. :)

Tom Servo
02-25-2009, 05:59 PM
Three simple words: Fultz Metal Jacket

hebroncougar
02-25-2009, 06:37 PM
How was Bailey's velocity?

HumnHilghtFreel
02-25-2009, 07:09 PM
Oh man I am happy to have just read through a gamethread.

camisadelgolf
02-26-2009, 01:26 AM
Chris Denove? Who?
He was drafted during the O'Brien days. He has missed a lot of time over the past couple seasons with injury. He's just mid-minors organizational filler, but then again, the same was said about Ryan Hanigan at one point. Denove has great OBP skills, but unfortunately, his power falls way short.

lollipopcurve
02-26-2009, 09:35 AM
Denove has great OBP skills, but unfortunately, his power falls way short

He's got a good rep as a defender.

durl
02-26-2009, 10:30 AM
It's evident that this team is still too reliant on the home run.

True for this game, but it's only the first of Spring Training. There was a potential run from of a single but Votto was thrown out at the plate.

I'll take runs/wins any way I can get them but I would like to see the Reds score more often without homers.

BRM
02-26-2009, 11:01 AM
Rosales!

I met him at Redsfest. He's a super nice guy. I'd love to see him make the roster but that's probably not going to happen since they already have Kepp, Gonzo, and Hairston. He's going to be a solid major leaguer with his versatility and bat.

I think he's got a shot at making the OD roster if Gonzalez starts the year on the DL (likely).

_Sir_Charles_
02-26-2009, 12:16 PM
He was drafted during the O'Brien days. He has missed a lot of time over the past couple seasons with injury. He's just mid-minors organizational filler, but then again, the same was said about Ryan Hanigan at one point. Denove has great OBP skills, but unfortunately, his power falls way short.

Thanks, I'd never heard of the kid. Once I figured out he was a catcher, the camp invite made more sence.