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Redsfan320
03-31-2010, 03:34 PM
Leake will go 5, followed by 2 from Chapman, and Wood will throw 5 tonight in Vegas. The Reds lineup for the afternoon game which I should be able to do some PBP for:

Drew Stubbs 8
Chris Burke 5
Wladimir Balentien 7
Scott Rolen dh
Laynce Nix 9
Ramon Hernandez 2
Miguel Cairo 3
Paul Janish 6
Aaron Miles 4
Mike Leake 1

Leake- 5
Chapman- 2
Owings- 2

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TRF
03-31-2010, 03:57 PM
Interesting that the defense for Leake only features 2 regulars.

membengal
03-31-2010, 04:01 PM
Yup. Altho I think Dusty was trying to use the Vegas trip as a gift to his vets, so that may be a reason as well.

medford
03-31-2010, 04:45 PM
I was thinking the other way, maybe Scott Rolen doesn't like the whole vegas thing, but I'd be annoyed to be left home while everyone else gets to go out an play. I'm guessing they're not going to judge him by stats alone, but by how he's throwing the ball.

Tommyjohn25
03-31-2010, 04:48 PM
Apparently the game tonight is on FSN. I was unaware.

medford
03-31-2010, 05:02 PM
Pitching coach will be at both games, presumably to better gauge each starting pitcher and make the final call on the 5th rotation spot. (1st part was mentioned on 700, second part was my assumption or perhaps he just wants to party in Vegas :)

Redsfan320
03-31-2010, 05:10 PM
Sorry I missed the 1st 2 outs. Apparently the 1st 2 men are out, and Wlad is now up.
Gameday once again not working. :angry:

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Redsfan320
03-31-2010, 05:13 PM
Balentin gets on. I'm not really in the mood for PBP today. Sorry. Later

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TheNext44
03-31-2010, 05:14 PM
Wlad beats out an infield single to Rosales.

one on two out

TheNext44
03-31-2010, 05:14 PM
Rolen grounds out to the pitcher

end one half 0-0

membengal
03-31-2010, 05:18 PM
Two up, two quick outs for the A's against Leake. A fly ball to LF and a ground out.

Now a ground out to 1b.

Three up three down for Leake and the Reds.

0-0 after 1.

RBA
03-31-2010, 05:20 PM
I think Dusty had little say on who went on the Vegas trip as that game is a "marketing" event for MLB. I'm sure sending the veterans was highly encourage, if not directed.

LawFive
03-31-2010, 05:30 PM
Anyone know if the travel squad for tonight is posted anywhere? CTR would occasionally post that kind of thing, but he came back to Cincy today.

membengal
03-31-2010, 05:33 PM
Leake retires the first A's batter in the second.

Second hitter in the second flies out.

Two up, two down in the Oakland 2nd so far.

membengal
03-31-2010, 05:34 PM
Travis Buck singles to CF. First hit and first baserunner for Oakland.

membengal
03-31-2010, 05:36 PM
Gabe Gross flies out to CF.

Through two innings, 0-0.

membengal
03-31-2010, 05:37 PM
Leake has seen seven batters, allowing just the one hit and baserunner through two. Brantley commenting again on Leake's focus on the task at hand, and how quickly he works.

membengal
03-31-2010, 05:39 PM
Stubbs homers off Dallas Braden to start the 3rd.

1-0 Reds.

Apparently it was a blast.

That was his 5th HR of the spring.

dougdirt
03-31-2010, 05:41 PM
Stubbs homers off Dallas Braden to start the 3rd.

1-0 Reds.

Apparently it was a blast.

That was his 5th HR of the spring.

The Drew Stubbs that has been playing for the Reds big league club since he got the call has been the Drew Stubbs scouts have always envisioned. Its very nice to see. Lets hope it continues.

membengal
03-31-2010, 05:42 PM
Chris Burke with a bloop hit to CF and hustles into a double.

One on, none out.

Balentin up.

HeatherC1212
03-31-2010, 05:43 PM
Somebody asked about the lineup for the Vegas game tonight and while I can't find where I read this (I know I read it somewhere), I believe it's mostly the regular starters there aside from Rolen, Stubbs, and Hernandez who are playing in this game. I assume that means Hanigan is catching for Wood with Joey, Brandon, Orlando, and Francisco (maybe?) in the infield and Gomes, Dickerson, and Bruce in the outfield. Just my best guess though! :)

membengal
03-31-2010, 05:44 PM
Balentin falls behind 0-2, fouls some pitches off, works the count full, and then grounds out to SS.

One down, runner still on second. Rolen up.

RedsManRick
03-31-2010, 05:44 PM
The Drew Stubbs that has been playing for the Reds big league club since he got the call has been the Drew Stubbs scouts have always envisioned. Its very nice to see. Lets hope it continues.

Changes in slugging is one of the few things that has been shown to be predictive from ST to the regular season. Definitely a good sign.

membengal
03-31-2010, 05:46 PM
Rolen ground out to 3b, Burke breaks for third as Rosales throws to 1b, and beats throw into third.

Two outs, Burke now on 3b.

Burke trying to impress someone.

membengal
03-31-2010, 05:46 PM
Squeeze play on, weirdly, with two outs, Nix misses sign, Burke dead to rights at home.

1-0 Reds middle of 3.

membengal
03-31-2010, 05:47 PM
The above was all per Brantley, of course. I have no personal idea if Nix missed a sign or not, or if Burke is simply trying to run his way to Cincy.

At any rate, inning over.

membengal
03-31-2010, 05:49 PM
First batter up for A's in 3rd pops out, Adam Rosales now up for Oakland. After starting hot, he is 3 for his last 27 apparently.

membengal
03-31-2010, 05:50 PM
Rosales grounds out. Five pitches from Leake this inning so far, two quick outs in the third.

membengal
03-31-2010, 05:51 PM
Leadoff hitter Eric Patterson doubles with two outs.

membengal
03-31-2010, 05:52 PM
Mark Ellis grounds out to Janish.

1-0 Reds after three.

reds44
03-31-2010, 05:52 PM
The Drew Stubbs that has been playing for the Reds big league club since he got the call has been the Drew Stubbs scouts have always envisioned. Its very nice to see. Lets hope it continues.
Normally when I see the phrase "developing power" I assume it's a guy who supposedly can hit the deep ball but it never develops (like Dickerson). Hopefully Stubbs' stint in Cincy and this spring training is a sign that his power has actaully developed.

membengal
03-31-2010, 05:53 PM
Brantley giggling over Leake's ability to throw pitches to "the hollow of the knee".

membengal
03-31-2010, 05:54 PM
Per twitter updates, that was apparently Chris Burke free-lancing and attempting a straight steal of home last inning. Which ended rather badly for Burke and the Reds.

membengal
03-31-2010, 05:55 PM
Laynce Nix homers to start the Reds fourth.

2-0 Reds.

reds44
03-31-2010, 05:55 PM
Nix just went yard.

membengal
03-31-2010, 05:57 PM
Ramon Ks. One down.

Dallas Braden is Oakland's opening day pitcher, I think.

membengal
03-31-2010, 05:59 PM
Miguel Cairo grounds out, two down.

Chip R
03-31-2010, 05:59 PM
Per twitter updates, that was apparently Chris Burke free-lancing and attempting a straight steal of home last inning. Which ended rather badly for Burke and the Reds.


Why is Burke running us out of innings? Only Dusty's allowed to run us out of innings.

membengal
03-31-2010, 06:01 PM
Janish singles. Two down, one on.

membengal
03-31-2010, 06:01 PM
Miles singles, runners at first and second with two down.

Stubbs up again.

membengal
03-31-2010, 06:02 PM
Stubbs doubles up the gap in left-center. Two runs score.

4-0 Reds.

reds44
03-31-2010, 06:02 PM
Jesus Brantley is tough to listen too.

Stubbs is on fire.

Tommyjohn25
03-31-2010, 06:02 PM
Stubbs is en fuego.

Tommyjohn25
03-31-2010, 06:03 PM
Jesus Brantley is tough to listen too.

Stubbs is on fire.

You beat me to it, but I said it cooler. :cool:

membengal
03-31-2010, 06:03 PM
Apparently Braden #2 in the Oakland starting rotation.

_Sir_Charles_
03-31-2010, 06:03 PM
While many haven't noticed...Janish isn't exactly swinging a wet noodle out there either. He's been hitting VERY well. With some pop too.

Kc61
03-31-2010, 06:04 PM
Stubbs is good.

membengal
03-31-2010, 06:04 PM
Chris Burke pops out. That will keep him from trying to steal home again.

4-0 Reds middle of four.

Tommyjohn25
03-31-2010, 06:04 PM
While many haven't noticed...Janish isn't exactly swinging a wet noodle out there either. He's been hitting VERY well. With some pop too.

I've noticed. Good for him. That can only help the club as he will likely see a decent amount of time.

membengal
03-31-2010, 06:10 PM
Sorry, missed the first hitter. Apparently there are now two quick outs after a fly out.

reds44
03-31-2010, 06:12 PM
Leake is mowing them down.

membengal
03-31-2010, 06:12 PM
Kurt Suzuki flies out.

Three up and three down again for the A's.

4-0 Reds after four.

membengal
03-31-2010, 06:12 PM
Folks, I gotta run to get my kids, someone else will need to fill in for pbp if possible.

Man does Leake sound ready for the bigs. We shall see...

reds44
03-31-2010, 06:13 PM
I'll take over and do some PBP, unless until Leake departs.

_Sir_Charles_
03-31-2010, 06:14 PM
Unless Wood is lights out, how do you NOT give the 5th slot to Leake? I know the arguments for getting him some time in the minors to get accustomed to the 5 man rotation, but shouldn't we be putting the BEST pitcher available in that slot? Chapman is coming back from the back spasms, so he's out IMO. Wood, Leake, Malony & Lehr are the options. Can't see it NOT being Leake right now.

reds44
03-31-2010, 06:14 PM
Balentin grounds out to Rosales on the first pitch of the inning.

1 down

reds44
03-31-2010, 06:16 PM
Rolen made some sort of out.

Nix with a 2 out hit.

reds44
03-31-2010, 06:17 PM
RBI double for Hernandez.

5-0 Redlegs.

TRF
03-31-2010, 06:18 PM
*trf will be happy to eat crow if this is the real Drew Stubbs.

forgive me if i don't hold my breath. But if it is, he makes the Reds more interesting.

TheNext44
03-31-2010, 06:22 PM
Unless Wood is lights out, how do you NOT give the 5th slot to Leake? I know the arguments for getting him some time in the minors to get accustomed to the 5 man rotation, but shouldn't we be putting the BEST pitcher available in that slot? Chapman is coming back from the back spasms, so he's out IMO. Wood, Leake, Malony & Lehr are the options. Can't see it NOT being Leake right now.

Well, the A's aren't exactly the BRM. Wood will be facing a much tougher lineup. I think it will be Leake, but this outing can be deceiving.

reds44
03-31-2010, 06:22 PM
Leake gives up a leadoff homer to Travis Buck.

reds44
03-31-2010, 06:23 PM
And now he walks Gross.

reds44
03-31-2010, 06:24 PM
Leake comes back and strikes out Powell for the first out of the 5th.

TheNext44
03-31-2010, 06:24 PM
Also, this 5th inning is key for Leake. That is what they are looking at, how deep he can go into games.

reds44
03-31-2010, 06:25 PM
Cowboy drooling over Rosales.

reds44
03-31-2010, 06:26 PM
Single for Rosales, Gross safe at 3rd and Rosales advances to 3rd on the throw by Rosales.

Ga_Red
03-31-2010, 06:26 PM
If Stubbs does all the 2010 season
what he did the end of 2009.
the Reds win the Central this year,
given their improved pitching
and defense.

_Sir_Charles_
03-31-2010, 06:27 PM
Single for Rosales, Gross safe at 3rd and Rosales advances to 3rd on the throw by Rosales.

Man, that Rosales really DOES hustle. :O) Gets the hit, fields the ball, makes an errant throw and then advances all the way to third even though Gross is there too. hehe. Just kidding reds44, just kidding.

reds44
03-31-2010, 06:28 PM
Sac fly for Eric Patterson.
Run scorew.

5-2.

reds44
03-31-2010, 06:29 PM
Ellis grounds out to Janish to end the inning.

5-2 end 5.

reds44
03-31-2010, 06:32 PM
Leake should be done:
5 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

reds44
03-31-2010, 06:33 PM
Leadoff single for Janish

reds44
03-31-2010, 06:33 PM
Miles lays down a bad bunt, and Janish gets nailed at 2nd.

Scrappy.

TRF
03-31-2010, 06:34 PM
Paul Janish: 29 ST AB's .999 OPS coming into today.

what?

reds44
03-31-2010, 06:35 PM
Check that, Leake may go another inning.

3-2 on Stubbs

reds44
03-31-2010, 06:35 PM
Stubbs walks, Miles to 2nd.

Spring~Fields
03-31-2010, 06:36 PM
Cincinnati IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Leake 5.0 4 2 2 1 1 1 3.18

Oakland
Braden 5.1 12 5 5 1 2 2 5.06

Reds having a feasting field day against the left handed pitching Braden


2010 Season Outlook
It's hard to get too excited over Braden this spring with the news that he'll never regain feeling in part of his left foot, but he continues to insist he'll pitch through any problems.
http://espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=28749
http://espn.go.com/mlb/players/stats?playerId=28749

reds44
03-31-2010, 06:37 PM
pitching change, lefty in

reds44
03-31-2010, 06:38 PM
3-0 on Burke

reds44
03-31-2010, 06:39 PM
Burke walks on 4 pitches.

Bases loaded, 1 out

reds44
03-31-2010, 06:40 PM
So their pitcher had thrown 5 straight balls, and Balentin pops up a pitch on the infield.

2 outs.

reds44
03-31-2010, 06:41 PM
3-0 on Rolen

reds44
03-31-2010, 06:42 PM
Rolen with a bases clearing double.

8-2 Reds.

reds44
03-31-2010, 06:45 PM
johnfayman #Reds 8, A's 2. Rolen 2-run double in 6th.
John Fay, always with his stats straight.

Leake on the mound to start the 6th.

reds44
03-31-2010, 06:46 PM
Leake starts out the 6th by striking out Barton looking.

reds44
03-31-2010, 06:48 PM
lol Kelch called him "Chad" Pennington.

Cairo with a diving play at 1st, and feeds Leake in time for the 2nd out of the inning.

reds44
03-31-2010, 06:48 PM
1-2-3 6th for Leake.

6 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

reds44
03-31-2010, 06:51 PM
Former Oakland, Cubs, and Yankee great Chad Gaudin in.

reds44
03-31-2010, 06:52 PM
Cliff don't call me Chad Pennington just robbed Hernandez of a single.

reds44
03-31-2010, 06:54 PM
Cairo flies out to Buck.

reds44
03-31-2010, 07:00 PM
Chapman in for the 7th

reds44
03-31-2010, 07:02 PM
And he proceeds to strike out Buck.

Spring~Fields
03-31-2010, 07:07 PM
Cincinnati IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Leake 6.0 4 2 2 1 2 1 3.00

Oakland
Braden 5.1 12 5 5 1 2 2 5.06
Kilby 0.2 1 1 1 1 0 0 6.52
Gaudin 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7.84


Excellent day by Leake

reds44
03-31-2010, 07:10 PM
Chapman gives up a 1 out single and goes 3-2 on the next hitter.

Redsfan320
03-31-2010, 07:10 PM
Really hoping Leake is given the spot over Wood. It just seems to me he's the better pitcher.

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reds44
03-31-2010, 07:10 PM
And a walk.

1st and 2nd, 1 out

reds44
03-31-2010, 07:11 PM
Really hoping Leake is given the spot over Wood. It just seems to me he's the better pitcher.

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Agreed.

reds44
03-31-2010, 07:11 PM
5-4-3 DP gets Chapman out of the inning.

reds44
03-31-2010, 07:16 PM
Means leads off the 8th with a single.

reds44
03-31-2010, 07:23 PM
Chapman walks Patterson to start the 8th

reds44
03-31-2010, 07:25 PM
Patterson ends up at 3rd on a passed ball and then a throwing error.

reds44
03-31-2010, 07:26 PM
Chapman K's Fox for the first out in the 8th.

reds44
03-31-2010, 07:29 PM
Chapman walks a man, Kelch calls him "Chad" Pennington again who hits a sac fly.

8-3 Reds.

reds44
03-31-2010, 07:30 PM
Base hit.

1st and 2nd 2 outs

reds44
03-31-2010, 07:34 PM
Chapman gets Buck looking to end the 8th.

reds44
03-31-2010, 07:42 PM
Chapman's final line:
2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K

Spring~Fields
03-31-2010, 08:14 PM
Reds 8, A's3


Cincinnati AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
Stubbs, CF 3 2 2 3 1 0 .333
Means, CF 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.000
Burke, 3B 3 1 1 0 1 0 .200
Eymann, 3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Balentien, LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 .304
Henry, LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333
Rolen, DH 4 0 1 3 1 0 .227
Nix, L, RF 4 2 2 1 0 0 .262
Fellhauer, RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Hernandez, C 4 0 2 1 0 1 .393
Denove, C 1 0 0 0 0 1 .333
Cairo, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .231
Parker, L, 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Janish, SS 4 1 3 0 0 0 .364
Cozart, SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 .100
Miles, 2B 4 2 1 0 0 1 .156
Castro, 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 39 8 15 8 3 4



Reds Batting
2B: Burke, C (1, Braden), Stubbs (7, Braden), Hernandez, Ra (4, Braden), Rolen (4, Kilby).
HR: Stubbs (5, 3rd inning off Braden, 0 on, 0 out), Nix, L (4, 4th inning off Braden, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Stubbs 6; Means; Burke, C 2; Balentien; Rolen 2; Nix, L 5; Hernandez, Ra 3; Cairo; Janish 3; Miles.
RBI: Stubbs 3 (11), Nix, L (9), Hernandez, Ra (2), Rolen 3 (5).
2-out RBI: Stubbs 2; Hernandez, Ra; Rolen 3.

Reds Baserunning
CS: Burke, C (2, home by Braden/Suzuki, K).

Reds Fielding
E: Denove (1, throw).
PB: Denove (1).
DP: (Burke, C-Miles-Cairo).





Cincinnati IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Leake 6.0 4 2 2 1 2 1 3.00
Chapman 2.0 2 1 1 3 3 0 1.69
Owings 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.70

Oakland
Braden 5.1 12 7 7 1 2 2 5.91
Kilby 0.2 1 1 1 1 0 0 6.52
Gaudin 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7.84
Bailey, A 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.50
Rodriguez, H 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.82



Reds/A's
Groundouts-flyouts:
Leake 6-9, Chapman 2-1, Owings 2-0, Braden 9-4, Kilby 0-2, Gaudin 2-1,
Bailey, A 2-0, Rodriguez, H 2-0.

Batters faced:
Leake 23, Chapman 10, Owings 4, Braden 28, Kilby 4, Gaudin 4,
Bailey, A 3, Rodriguez, H 3.