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nate
03-20-2009, 02:09 PM
Game thread! Don't have the lineups, perhaps someone else can post 'em.

NJReds
03-20-2009, 02:22 PM
Lineups:

Cincinnati
McDonald, CF
Keppinger, 2B
Nix, RF
Gomes, 1B
Jones, J, LF
Rosales, 3B
Janish, SS
Hanigan, C
Cueto, P

Astros
Matsui, 2B
Erstad, CF
Berkman, 1B
Lee, LF
Tejada, SS
Blum, 3B
Abercrombie, RF
Quintero, H, C
Russ Ortiz, P

westofyou
03-20-2009, 02:22 PM
Bob Boone couldn't beat this lineup in stink.

cumberlandreds
03-20-2009, 02:23 PM
B team day,I'm guessing?

BRM
03-20-2009, 02:24 PM
Hopper was originally in the leadoff slot but he was replaced by McDonald.

From Mark Sheldon.



Hopper didn't make the trip but I haven't learned why, yet. Darnell McDonald was inserted into the leadoff spot.

NJReds
03-20-2009, 02:24 PM
Reds went out in order in the top of the 1st. Kepp k'd

HeatherC1212
03-20-2009, 02:25 PM
If Russ Ortiz hasn't gotten any better as a pitcher than when I last saw him with the Orioles (when he was beyond bad), then even the B lineup for the Reds should be able to hit him well today. :eek:

OnBaseMachine
03-20-2009, 02:25 PM
Cueto threw a 1-2-3 first inning. The Astros are playing almost all of their starters.

OnBaseMachine
03-20-2009, 02:30 PM
Cueto retires Lee and Tejada on popouts to Hanigan to begin the second inning. The Astros announcer in the booth with Thom is praising Cueto. He says Cueto reminds him of a young Jose Rijo.

Chip R
03-20-2009, 02:34 PM
Hopper was originally in the leadoff slot but he was replaced by McDonald.

From Mark Sheldon.


Maybe Hopper is still looking for his stroke.

OnBaseMachine
03-20-2009, 02:35 PM
A lot of bad luck this inning for Cueto. AFter retiring the first two, Blum singled to left, Abercrombie reach on a high chopper off the plate and then Quintero got jammed and blooped a RBI single to RF.

OnBaseMachine
03-20-2009, 02:52 PM
Paul Janish just made an awesome catch on a blooper in shallow LF. Great play. Berkman should have been struckout on the previous pitch...

1-2-3 third inning for Cueto.

OnBaseMachine
03-20-2009, 03:03 PM
Jacque Jones is just lost at the plate. Why hasn't he been cut yet?

Caveat Emperor
03-20-2009, 03:10 PM
Jacque Jones is just lost at the plate. Why hasn't he been cut yet?

Does Dusty have any other daughters we need to know about?

HeatherC1212
03-20-2009, 03:14 PM
Jacque Jones is just lost at the plate. Why hasn't he been cut yet?

I don't know but he needs to be cut soon. :eek:

Cueto sounds like he's not having too bad of a day aside from the bad luck inning.

OnBaseMachine
03-20-2009, 03:18 PM
Nice diving stop by Rosales on a ball in the 3B/SS hole.

OnBaseMachine
03-20-2009, 03:22 PM
This ump has a TIGHT strikezone.

Cueto allowed two runs in five innings. 2-0 Astros after 5. The runs came after a two out high chopper off the plate and broken bat bloop single.

LoganBuck
03-20-2009, 03:36 PM
Nick Masset is very hittable isn't he?

OnBaseMachine
03-20-2009, 03:37 PM
Yes he is. He's faced three hitters so far: double, homer, walk.

BRM
03-20-2009, 03:38 PM
Jacque Jones is just lost at the plate. Why hasn't he been cut yet?

Dude, he's a veteran with a track record. He just needs to find his stroke again. That's all.

LoganBuck
03-20-2009, 03:40 PM
No deception, no movement on fastball.

Yuck

mbgrayson
03-20-2009, 03:44 PM
FWIW, this game is on the MLB tv network, which is channel 213 on my DirecTV listings.

LoganBuck
03-20-2009, 03:49 PM
FWIW, this game is on the MLB tv network, which is channel 213 on my DirecTV listings.

Also on DirecTV 661 for those of you with local coverage, 213 is blacked out for those of us in the Cincinnati footprint.

mbgrayson
03-20-2009, 03:53 PM
Also on DirecTV 661 for those of you with local coverage, 213 is blacked out for those of us in the Cincinnati footprint.

So weird to black out a spring training game going on in Florida in the Cincinnati area.....

cumberlandreds
03-20-2009, 03:54 PM
Dude, he's a veteran with a track record. He just needs to find his stroke again. That's all.

I read the other day that Dusty said he was happy with Jones and thought his stroke was coming around. That really made feel good. :rolleyes:

LoganBuck
03-20-2009, 03:58 PM
I read the other day that Dusty said he was happy with Jones and thought his stroke was coming around. That really made feel good. :rolleyes:

His last at bat was particularly craptastic. Strike three looking. Dude you are trying to earn your way on to the team. Walt better not cut someone productive like Gomes or Dickerson to indulge Dusty's fetish for ex Cubs.

Mario-Rijo
03-20-2009, 03:58 PM
So weird to black out a spring training game going on in Florida in the Cincinnati area.....

I have TW and got it yesterday & today on FSN, but couldn't get it on FSN-HD either day yet it was scheduled to yesterday.

HeatherC1212
03-20-2009, 04:07 PM
His last at bat was particularly craptastic. Strike three looking. Dude you are trying to earn your way on to the team. Walt better not cut someone productive like Gomes or Dickerson to indulge Dusty's fetish for ex Cubs.

I will be extremely annoyed if that happens. :thumbdown

OnBaseMachine
03-20-2009, 04:11 PM
Adam Rosales plays a nice third base. He's just an all around solid player.

OnBaseMachine
03-20-2009, 04:22 PM
2-run double by Ward cuts the deficit to 4-2 in the 9th.

OnBaseMachine
03-20-2009, 04:26 PM
Reds lose 4-2.

Matt700wlw
03-20-2009, 04:30 PM
Reds are in a Spring slump.


Getting out of their systems now before their 162-0 run :D

HeatherC1212
03-20-2009, 04:36 PM
Reds are in a Spring slump.

Getting out of their systems now before their 162-0 run :D

I'd rather see them lose a bunch of spring games than to win a bunch of them and get everyone's hopes too high. Better to keep things realistic for the fans right now, LOL :laugh:

I do like the way you think though! :p:

JaxRed
03-20-2009, 04:39 PM
After significant research, I found today's problem in post #2

Cincinnati
McDonald, CF
Keppinger, 2B
Nix, RF
Gomes, 1B
Jones, J, LF
Rosales, 3B
Janish, SS
Hanigan, C

lollipopcurve
03-20-2009, 04:47 PM
2 hits for Nix, 2 Ks for Jones.

redsmetz
03-20-2009, 06:27 PM
I'd rather see them lose a bunch of spring games than to win a bunch of them and get everyone's hopes too high. Better to keep things realistic for the fans right now, LOL :laugh:

I do like the way you think though! :p:

I always worry when we have a lot of winning in Spring...

blumj
03-20-2009, 06:55 PM
I always worry when we have a lot of winning in Spring...

Yeah, you don't want to waste wins on spring training games, save them for when they count.

OnBaseMachine
03-21-2009, 03:54 AM
Paul Janish's over the shoulder catch was the #1 play on Sportcenters top ten plays.

Ron Madden
03-21-2009, 05:03 AM
After significant research, I found today's problem in post #2

Cincinnati
McDonald, CF
Keppinger, 2B
Nix, RF
Gomes, 1B
Jones, J, LF
Rosales, 3B
Janish, SS
Hanigan, C

Yep, that sure looks like the main source of the problem.

:)

Ron Madden
03-21-2009, 05:06 AM
Hopper was originally in the leadoff slot but he was replaced by McDonald.

From Mark Sheldon.

Norris Hopper has no business in a Reds line up, let alone leading off.

Sea Ray
03-21-2009, 10:12 AM
Dude, he's a veteran with a track record. He just needs to find his stroke again. That's all.

Jacque Jones is a problem but after watching Thursday's game, I can see that Dickerson is not without his holes either. He is totally worthless against LH pitching. If another team brings in a lefty to face him, he's toast.

KoryMac5
03-21-2009, 11:37 AM
Paul Janish's over the shoulder catch was the #1 play on Sportcenters top ten plays.

Must be the Yankees weren't playing.