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MBZags
03-26-2010, 03:29 PM
It's a big day for both Leake and Wood, as they're both scheduled to go four innings today. I'll provide some play-by-play if I can. Here's the Reds' lineup:

Drew Stubbs cf
Orlando Cabrera ss
Joey Votto DH
Brandon Phillips 2b
Jonny Gomes lf
Jay Bruce rf
Miguel Cairo 1b
Paul Janish 3b
Ryan Hanigan c
Mike Leake p

Here's the Mariners' lineup according to Larry LaRue of The News Tribune:

Ichiro, RF
Figgins, 2B
Jose Lopez, 3B
Ken Griffey Jr., DH
Eric Byrnes, LF
Franklin Gutierrez, CF
Ryan Garko, 1B
Rob Johnson, C
Jack Wilson, SS
Luke French, P

Good to see Griffey in the lineup.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 05:04 PM
Marty and Tom are indicating that it's basically down to Wood and Leake for the 5th spot. Tom says to give the Reds a lot of credit for not simply going with the veteran pitchers.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 05:08 PM
Stubbs with a deep fly to right over the head of Ichiro, with the aid of much wind. Currently, the wind is going 20-25 mph according to Tom, but it should die down by 2 p.m. local time. Nonetheless, a leadoff double for Stubbs with Cabrera coming to the plate.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 05:09 PM
Tom is advocating for a potential platoon of Stubbs and Dickerson in CF. Marty and Tom are talking about the anemic offense provided by the Reds this spring, but they don't seem worried yet. Cabrera has now tried twice to unsuccessfully bunt Stubbs to third.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 05:10 PM
Stubbs takes third on a 1-2 changeup. Now, it's a 2-2 count. Tom says Stubbs could steal 50-60 bases if he gets on enough.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 05:11 PM
On a full count, Cabrera walks.

There are runners on first and third with no one out and Votto coming to the plate.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 05:13 PM
Marty talked to Tom Browning, who is unconcerned about Harang because he had similar struggles at the end of spring training as well.

Votto with a base hit to right! Stubbs scores and Cabrera moves up to second.
Runners on first and second with no out.

Tom is talking about Phillips maybe moving out of the cleanup spot and Rolen sliding in once the season starts.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 05:16 PM
Marty is talking about the difficulty of cutting the roster down and how these decisions are the hardest he's ever seen. Tom is surprised by the amount of players left in count.

Phillips blooped a ball to right, which fell in front of Ichiro, but Ichiro gunned down Votto at second with a nice scoop by Jack Wilson.

There are now runners on 1st and 3rd with one out and Gomes up.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 05:19 PM
Gomes flies out to center, scoring Cabrera on the sacrifice fly. Gomes must've hit it pretty deep, as there was no play at home.

Phillips still on first, two outs, with Bruce now up.

Chapman threw in the bullpen today with no problems whatsoever, and Marty says to expect him back soon.

Phillips steals second and advances to third on a poor throw to second. Tom says he hopes that the Reds' aggressiveness on the bases continues into the season.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 05:21 PM
Bruce strikes out to end the inning. Reds lead 2-0 with the Mariners coming up.

Before the inning ended, Tom said he thought Votto should easily steal 20 bases a year, and Phillips should easily steal 30.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 05:23 PM
Ichiro grounds out, 4-3, to open the Mariners inning off Leake.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 05:24 PM
Tom is raving about Leake's stats, especially considering aluminum bats and the offensive explosions that typically occur in Arizona. Also, scouts agreed that Leake looked better than Strasburg in the Fall League.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 05:25 PM
Marty says that a potential problem with Leake is that he may throw too many strikes.

Leake promptly walks Figgins with one out and Lopez coming up.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 05:26 PM
Lopez lines out sharply to RF. Griffey is now up, and he got a nice cheer from the crowd.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 05:27 PM
Griffey lines out to first to end the first inning. Leake didn't give up a hit and walked one, but it sounds like all the outs made were hit very sharply.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 05:30 PM
Cairo flies out to begin the Reds' second inning. Janish grounds out to third. Quickly, there are two outs.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 05:31 PM
Hanigan singles to left, which brings up Stubbs for his second at-bat.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 05:33 PM
2-2 now on Stubbs
2 outs
Hanigan on first

MBZags
03-26-2010, 05:34 PM
Stubbs grounds out, 6-3, to end the inning.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 05:37 PM
Leake makes an athletic play on a ball out in front of the play to barely nip Byrnes at first. Guterriez now up with 1 out.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 05:39 PM
Leake with a K via a breaking ball on the outside corner. Marty and Thom both very impressed with the pitch.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 05:40 PM
A bouncing ball up the middle to Phillips, who gets Garko at first to end the inning. The balls this inning were not hit very well at all compared to the first.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 05:42 PM
Cabrera grounds out, 5-3, to begin the top of 3.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 05:43 PM
Votto with a base hit to center on a 1-1 count. It looks like Joey is starting to heat up.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 05:43 PM
Votto was picked off, but the first base umpire called a balk on French. As a result, Votto moves up to second with Phillips at the plate.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 05:45 PM
Phillips strikes out swinging.
Two outs.
Votto on second.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 05:48 PM
On a full count, Gomes strikes out swinging to end the inning.

Heading to the bottom of 3, the Reds still lead, 2-0.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 05:51 PM
Leake gets Johnson to fly out to right on a 1-1 count to begin the inning. Leake is working at an incredibly fast rate.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 05:52 PM
On a between first and second, Phillips takes 5-7 steps to snare the ball, but he can't get Wilson at first. The first hit surrendered by Leake this afternoon is an infield single.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 05:54 PM
Ichiro with a base hit to center, and Wilson advances to third.
Runners on 1st and 3rd.
One out.
Figgins up.

BLEEDS
03-26-2010, 05:58 PM
Leake gets Johnson to fly out to right on a 1-1 count to begin the inning. Leake is working at an incredibly fast rate.

I've heard that Leake doesn't mess around on the mound, very deliberate.

PEACE

-BLEEDS

MBZags
03-26-2010, 05:58 PM
On a full count, the Reds had Ichiro picked off at first. As Ichiro was in the pickle, Wilson broke for home. Cairo, the first baseman, threw a little bit high to the plate, and Wilson got in under the tag.

The game is now 2-1, Reds.

Leake has now balked, and Ichiro is on third.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 06:00 PM
Yeah, BLEEDS, it's hard keeping up with Leake's pace.

Janish makes a diving play on a smash hit to third and guns down Lopez at first to end the inning.

At the end of 3, it's 2-1, Reds.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 06:02 PM
Bruce is jammed and grounds out to 3rd to open the 4th inning.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 06:03 PM
Cairo grounds out weakly to first. Quickly two outs.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 06:07 PM
Janish grounds out to second to end the top of the 4th. Still 2-1, Reds.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 06:11 PM
On an 0-2 pitch, Leake hits Griffey in the foot to begin the Mariners' 4th.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 06:11 PM
Byrnes with a base hit to left.
Runners on first and second.
No outs.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 06:13 PM
Gutierrez grounds into a 1-6-3 double play. Nice work by Leake. 2 outs.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 06:14 PM
Garko grounds out back to Leake to end the inning. Leake did a great job getting out of that jam. It's still 2-1 heading into the top of 5.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 06:17 PM
Sean White, a RHP, has replaced French on the mound for the Mariners.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 06:18 PM
On a full count, Hanigan flies out to CF. 1 out.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 06:21 PM
Stubbs strikes out looking. 2 away in the top of 5.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 06:22 PM
Cabrera gets a 2-out walk to bring Votto up to the plate.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 06:25 PM
Votto with a HR to left!! He's now 3-3 on the day with two singles and the HR! He now has 9 RBI on the spring, and the Reds lead 4-1.

RedLakerFan24
03-26-2010, 06:26 PM
Votto is heating up

MBZags
03-26-2010, 06:29 PM
And just at the right time, too.

David Pauley replaced White and got Phillips to groundout to end the inning. It's now 4-1 at the end of 4 and a half. Wood is going to take over for Leake on the mound.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 06:32 PM
Wood retires Johnson a semi-deep fly ball to begin the inning.

Marty and Thom raving about Leake's poise on the mound, considering his age and lack of experience.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 06:33 PM
Wood walks Jack Wilson on four straight balls.

Wood has now walked eight batters in ten innings. Yikes.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 06:33 PM
Ichiro flies out to right on a deep flyball for the second out of the inning.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 06:35 PM
Line drive base hit to left by Figgins. A piece of Figgins's bat went flying over the Mariners dugout.
Runners on 1st and 2nd.
2 out.
Lopez up.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 06:36 PM
Wood now goes 3-0 on Lopez. His control is definitely a major question mark. And now Lopez has walked on ball four. Griffey up.

texasdave
03-26-2010, 06:37 PM
Thanks for the play-by-play. Appreciate it.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 06:37 PM
Griffey grounds out to Cairo at first to end the inning. At the end of five, it's 4-1, Reds.

No problem, texasdave. Glad to do it.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 06:40 PM
Laynce Nix now at the plate to bat for Gomes. Balentien on deck to hit for Bruce.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 06:41 PM
Marty and Thom talking about Nix's good spring (.259 AVG, 3 HR, 8 RBI) and how he has a chance to make the team simply because no one else can provide left-handed pop off the bench.

Meanwhile, Nix grounds out meekly to the pitcher.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 06:42 PM
Marty talking about how Francisco is the insurance policy in case Rolen goes down. Marty thinks Francisco will be playing 3B nearly everyday in Louisville and sparingly (1-2 days a week) in LF.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 06:44 PM
Reds have six players that are out of options, and Thom says that Balentien is the only question mark with regard to making the MLB team. Balentien pops out. 2 outs. Sutton now batting for Cairo.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 06:44 PM
Sutton out on a bunt out in front of home plate. 4-1 heading to the bottom of 6.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 06:49 PM
Line drive base hits to left for Byrnes and Gutierrez to begin the 6th. Wood has now allowed as many base runners in 1+ innings as Leake allowed all day. New defense for the Reds. Garko just grounded into a 3-6-3 double play. 2 outs. Wow, this is going fast.

3B - Fransico
SS - Miles
2B - Burke
1B - Sutton
LF - Nix
CF - Dickerson
RF - Balentien
C - Miller

MBZags
03-26-2010, 06:50 PM
Josh Bard hitting for Rob Johnson at C for the Mariners. He gets a base hit to left to score Byrnes and make it a 4-2 game.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 06:52 PM
Wilson hits a shallow blooper to RF that falls. Balentien should've caught the ball, according to Thom, even though Burke was charged with the error.

Runners on 2nd and 3rd with 2 outs and Ichiro up.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 06:53 PM
Ichiro grounds out to second to end the inning. Heading into the 7th, it's 4-2, Reds.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 06:56 PM
Francisco leads off the 7th.

HAHA! Corey Patterson has taken over for Ichiro in RF for the Mariners.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 06:57 PM
Francisco strikes out looking, and now Miller steps in for the Reds.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 06:58 PM
Miller flies out to left, which brings Dickerson to the plate.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 06:59 PM
Dickerson strikes out on a foul tip into Bard's mitt. Still 4-2, Reds.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 07:03 PM
Figgins strikes out swinging to begin the bottom of the 7th. Wood still seems to be struggling with his control.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 07:04 PM
Lopez flies out to right, and now Griffey is up with 2 down.

I hadn't heard this, but it's probably old news anyway. George Grande will throw out the first pitch on Opening Day.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 07:08 PM
Griffey strikes out on a fastball up and away to end the inning. Wood seems to have found his groove.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 07:09 PM
In division-related news, Oswalt left his start with a strained hamstring. It doesn't look good for the Astros.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 07:11 PM
Defensive changes for the Mariners:

2B - Chris Woodward
SS - Jeff Dominguez
3B - Matt Tuiasosopo
CF - Daniel Carroll

Miles lines out to center. Thom and Marty are talking about how he has done absolutely nothing to help his chances this spring. His offense and defense have both been terrible.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 07:12 PM
Votto grounds out to second to record his first out of the day. Two outs, and Chris Burke is up.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 07:14 PM
Burke grounds out to second to end the inning, but Marty and Thom said they've been impressed by Burke's versatility this thread. To the bottom of 8 we go, still 4-2, Reds.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 07:17 PM
Balentien runs down a flyball and makes an impressive play to open the bottom of the 8th. Marty and Thom didn't say who was batting, but Tuiasosopo is now up.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 07:18 PM
Balentien makes a diving catch. Back-to-back great plays by Wlad with Garko now up.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 07:19 PM
Dickerson loses a flyball in the Sun, and Garko is credited with a double.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 07:21 PM
A ground ball to second ends the inning. To the top of 9 we go with the score still 4-2.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 07:23 PM
Jesus Colome is on to pitch for the Mariners. Reds only have five hits while the Mariners have eight, but the Reds obviously are leading 4-2.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 07:24 PM
Nix grounds out to pitcher to open the 9th. 1 out.

Attendance today: 9,009

MBZags
03-26-2010, 07:26 PM
0-2 count on Balentien. Popped up a foul ball, but it luckily made it into the first row by first base.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 07:27 PM
Balentien hit a fly to CF that goes over the head of Carroll for a double. Sutton now comes up to the plate.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 07:30 PM
Sutton flies out to left with Balentien staying put at 2nd.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 07:33 PM
Francisco with a base hit to CF that scores Balentien from 2nd. The score is now 5-2. Marty is talking about how Fransisco will one day be a huge run producer. Miller flies out to left to end the inning.

Kip Wells is coming on to pitch the bottom of the 9th.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 07:34 PM
Wood's line: 4 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 2 K

MBZags
03-26-2010, 07:36 PM
Miles slips on fielding a shot hit to SS, and Woodward reaches 1st to open the inning.

COREY PATTERSON steps in.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 07:39 PM
Patterson flies out to CF. 1 out, 2 to go.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 07:40 PM
Dominguez hits a line drive base hit, which puts runners on first and third with one out and Carroll stepping in.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 07:41 PM
Interesting stat on Wells: Barely 50% of the time in his career has he thrown a first pitch strike. Wow.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 07:43 PM
The bases are now loaded via a Wells walk. Griffey steps in. A grand slam wins the game.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 07:45 PM
2-0 now on Griffey; Wells cannot find the plate.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 07:45 PM
3-0. This is terrible. The Reds are now getting someone up in the bullpen.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 07:45 PM
Griffey bails Wells out by swinging at ball 4.

Jon Atkins is warming up in the pen.

Now a full count as Griffey swings and misses again.

MBZags
03-26-2010, 07:47 PM
Griffey just won the game - a walk-off grand slam to right-center field.

Mariners win, 6-5.

Wells is just terrible.