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Big Klu
04-27-2009, 06:57 AM
55 years ago (1954), an 8-7 win at Crosley Field vs. the Pirates.

Pittsburgh
Curt Roberts 2b
Bob Skinner 1b
Preston Ward 3b
Frank J. Thomas cf
Hal Rice lf
Toby Atwell c
Jerry Lynch rf
Gair Allie ss
Max Surkont p

Cincinnati
Chuck Harmon 3b
Roy McMillan ss
Gus Bell cf
Ted Kluszewski 1b
Jim Greengrass lf
Johnny Temple 2b
Wally Post rf
Ed Bailey c
Corky Valentine p


WP: Corky Valentine (1-2)
LP: Max Surkont (1-2)
Sv: Frank Smith (3)
HR: PIT - Toby Atwell 2 (2), Jerry Lynch 2 (2). CIN - Ted Kluszewski 2 (4), Jim Greengrass (3).

Pirates RF (and future Reds OF) Jerry Lynch hit his first two major-league home runs in this game. Toby Atwell and Lynch twice hit back-to-back homers off Corky Valentine. Ted Kluszewski and Jim Greengrass hit back-to-back homers in the first inning off Pirates starter and losing pitcher Max Surkont.

Big Klu
04-27-2009, 06:57 AM
40 years ago (1969), the Reds were swept in a doubleheader at San Diego Stadium--losing the opener 5-2, and the nightcap 10-9 in 13 innings.

First Game
Cincinnati
Pete Rose cf
Bobby Tolan rf
Alex Johnson lf
Tony Perez 3b
Johnny Bench c
Lee May 1b
Tommy Helms 2b
Darrel Chaney ss
George Culver p

San Diego
Tommy Dean ss
Roberto Peņa 2b
Tony Gonzalez lf
Ollie Brown rf
Nate Colbert 1b
Cito Gaston cf
Ed Spiezio 3b
Chris Krug c
Clay Kirby p


WP: Clay Kirby (1-3)
LP: George Culver (1-1)
Sv: Frank Reberger (2)
HR: SD - Tommy Dean (1).

In Game 1, Padres starter (and future Red) Clay Kirby pitched six innings of two-hit shutout baseball with 9 K's to earn his first major-league win. Padres SS Tommy Dean led off the first inning with his first major-league homer.



Second Game
Cincinnati
Pete Rose cf
Bobby Tolan rf
Alex Johnson lf
Tony Perez 3b
Lee May 1b
Pat Corrales c
Chico Ruiz 2b
Darrel Chaney ss
Jack Fisher p

San Diego
Tommy Dean ss
Roberto Peņa 2b
Tony Gonzalez lf
Ollie Brown rf
Nate Colbert 1b
Cito Gaston cf
Ed Spiezio 3b
Chris Cannizzaro c
Johnny Podres p


WP: Gary Ross (1-0)
LP: Wayne Granger (1-1)
HR: CIN - Pete Rose (3), Alex Johnson (4).

Big Klu
04-27-2009, 06:58 AM
35 years ago (1974), a 4-3 10-inning loss at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

Cincinnati
Pete Rose lf
Joe Morgan 2b
Dan Driessen 3b
Tony Perez 1b
Johnny Bench c
Ken Griffey rf
Dave Concepcion ss
Cesar Geronimo cf
Fred Norman p

St. Louis
Lou Brock lf
Ted Sizemore 2b
Reggie Smith rf
Ted Simmons c
Joe Torre 1b
Bake McBride cf
Ken Reitz 3b
Mike Tyson ss
Alan Foster p


WP: Orlando Peņa (1-0)
LP: Pedro Borbon (1-1)
HR: None.

Big Klu
04-27-2009, 06:58 AM
30 years ago (1979), a 4-3 win at Riverfront Stadium vs. the Cardinals.

St. Louis
Garry Templeton ss
Tony Scott cf
Keith Hernandez 1b
Ted Simmons c
George Hendrick rf
Dane Iorg lf
Ken Reitz 3b
Mike Tyson 2b
John Denny p

Cincinnati
Ken Griffey rf
Dave Concepcion ss
Joe Morgan 2b
George Foster lf
Dan Driessen 1b
Johnny Bench c
Ray Knight 3b
Cesar Geronimo cf
Mike LaCoss p


WP: Frank Pastore (1-2)
LP: Mark Littell (3-1)
HR: None.

Big Klu
04-27-2009, 06:58 AM
25 years ago (1984), a 9-3 win at Riverfront vs. the Giants.

San Francisco
Johnnie LeMaster ss
Manny Trillo 2b
Dusty Baker lf
Jack Clark 1b
Jeffrey Leonard cf
Chili Davis rf
Joel Youngblood 3b
Bob Brenly c
Mark Grant p

Cincinnati
Eddie Milner cf
Ron Oester 2b
Duane Walker lf
Dave Parker rf
Dan Driessen 1b
Dave Concepcion ss
Nick Esasky 3b
Dann Bilardello c
Joe Price p


WP: Joe Price (2-1)
LP: Mark Grant (0-1)
Sv: Brad Lesley (2)
HR: CIN - Duane Walker (2), Dan Driessen (2), Dave Concepcion (3).

Giants starter Mark Grant made his major-league debut in this game.

Big Klu
04-27-2009, 06:59 AM
15 years ago (1994), a 3-1 loss at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh.

Cincinnati
Barry Larkin ss
Hal Morris 1b
Reggie Sanders rf
Kevin Mitchell lf
Roberto Kelly cf
Tony Fernandez 3b
Bret Boone 2b
Brian Dorsett c
John Smiley p

Pittsburgh
Carlos Garcia 2b
Jay Bell ss
Andy Van Slyke cf
Jeff King 3b
Brian R. Hunter lf
Orlando Merced rf
Don Slaught c
Kevin Young 1b
Zane Smith p


WP: Zane Smith (3-1)
LP: John Smiley (2-2)
HR: CIN - Tony Fernandez (4). PIT - Jay Bell (1).

Zane Smith pitched a complete-game four-hitter with 6 K's to get the win for the Pirates. The only hits for the Reds were a two-out solo homer by Tony Fernandez in the second inning, a leadoff single by Brian Dorsett in the third, a one-out infield single by Barry Larkin in the third, and a two-out single by John Smiley in the fifth.

Big Klu
04-27-2009, 06:59 AM
10 years ago (1999), a 1-0 10-inning loss at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia.

Cincinnati
Mike Cameron cf
Michael Tucker rf
Greg Vaughn lf
Sean Casey 1b
Barry Larkin ss
Eddie Taubensee c
Mark Lewis 3b
Pokey Reese 2b
Denny Neagle p

Philadelphia
Doug Glanville cf
Alex Arias ss
Scott Rolen 3b
Rico Brogna 1b
Ron Gant lf
Bobby Abreu rf
Mike Lieberthal c
David Doster 2b
Curt Schilling p


WP: Jeff Brantley (1-0)
LP: Gabe White (0-2)
HR: None.

Curt Schilling, Jim Poole, and Jeff Brantley combined on a ten-inning, five-hit shutout for the Phillies.

Big Klu
04-27-2009, 06:59 AM
Five years ago (2004), a 9-8 loss at Miller Park in Milwaukee.

Cincinnati
D'Angelo Jimenez 2b
Barry Larkin ss
Ken Griffey Jr. cf
Sean Casey 1b
Adam Dunn lf
Brandon Larson 3b
Wily Mo Peņa rf
Jason LaRue c
Cory Lidle p

Milwaukee Brewers
Scott Podsednik cf
Craig Counsell ss
Junior Spivey 2b
Geoff Jenkins lf
Lyle Overbay 1b
Wes Helms 3b
Keith Ginter rf
Chad Moeller c
Doug Davis p


WP: Jeff Bennett (1-0)
LP: Danny Graves (0-2)
HR: CIN - Jason LaRue (1). MIL - Chad Moeller (2), Junior Spivey (3), Bill Hall (1).

Chad Moeller hit for the cycle for the Brewers, and Bill Hall hit a game-winning pinch-hit two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth off Danny Graves.

cumberlandreds
04-27-2009, 08:25 AM
40 years ago (1969), the Reds were swept in a doubleheader at San Diego Stadium--losing the opener 5-2, and the nightcap 10-9 in 13 innings.

First Game
Cincinnati
Pete Rose cf
Bobby Tolan rf
Alex Johnson lf
Tony Perez 3b
Johnny Bench c
Lee May 1b
Tommy Helms 2b
Darrel Chaney ss
George Culver p

San Diego
Tommy Dean ss
Roberto Peņa 2b
Tony Gonzalez lf
Ollie Brown rf
Nate Colbert 1b
Cito Gaston cf
Ed Spiezio 3b
Chris Krug c
Clay Kirby p


WP: Clay Kirby (1-3)
LP: George Culver (1-1)
Sv: Frank Reberger (2)
HR: SD - Tommy Dean (1).

In Game 1, Padres starter (and future Red) Clay Kirby pitched six innings of two-hit shutout baseball with 9 K's to earn his first major-league win. Padres SS Tommy Dean led off the first inning with his first major-league homer.



Second Game
Cincinnati
Pete Rose cf
Bobby Tolan rf
Alex Johnson lf
Tony Perez 3b
Lee May 1b
Pat Corrales c
Chico Ruiz 2b
Darrel Chaney ss
Jack Fisher p

San Diego
Tommy Dean ss
Roberto Peņa 2b
Tony Gonzalez lf
Ollie Brown rf
Nate Colbert 1b
Cito Gaston cf
Ed Spiezio 3b
Chris Cannizzaro c
Johnny Podres p


WP: Gary Ross (1-0)
LP: Wayne Granger (1-1)
HR: CIN - Pete Rose (3), Alex Johnson (4).

Boy,the Reds lose a DH to the expansion Padres and three of the first four they ever play against them! The Reds should take note of a young coach of the Padres named George "Sparky" Anderson. He could be manager material someday. :)