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GOYA
03-22-2011, 04:53 PM
Stubbs - CF
Phillips - 2B
Votto - 1B
Rolen - 3B
Gomes - LF
Bruce - RF
Hanigan - C
Janish - SS
Leake - P

We'll be facing lefty, Brett Anderson

medford
03-22-2011, 05:05 PM
There's something about the start of regularly scheduled mid-week spring training baseball on 700 that gets me juiced every season. I think its because its a sign that real are games are right around the corner.

medford
03-22-2011, 05:06 PM
also, that pretty much looks like an opening day lineup, save the pitcher. not the order I'd put 'em in, but that's a conversation well versed at this point.

medford
03-22-2011, 05:16 PM
Leake falls behind early & often (3 balls on 3 hitters), gives up a solo shot b/w 3 outs.

Stubbs Ks looking, BP & Votto fly out.

1-0 As.

medford
03-22-2011, 05:26 PM
2nd inning,

Leake went to 3-1 or 3-2 and gave up a single, then walked the next 2 batters. Bases loaded, nobody out. Not looking good for the designated #5.

Pitchers best friend to erase 2 runners, Mark sweeney scores, A's have a man on 3rd, 2 outs.

Leake picks up a strikeout to end the inning.
2-0 As after 1.5 innings.

klw
03-22-2011, 05:46 PM
Any more updates?

medford
03-22-2011, 05:49 PM
nothing good, but yes.

Solo homer to the cereal killer, Coco Crisp, bases loaded, at least 1 walk, maybe more leading to a 2 (or perhaps 3 run double into CF).

I've stopped paying much attention, but Leake has little, if any command, or he's afraid to throw anything over the plate. Not sure which, but either way its not good.

another double, plating 2 more runs.

7-0 As w/ a man on 2nd. Leake has been lifted.

HeatherC1212
03-22-2011, 06:05 PM
It's 7-3 now after Joey hits a 2-run HR. I love this MLB At Bat 11 app for my phone! :jump:

GOYA
03-22-2011, 06:07 PM
Reds fighting back in the bottom of the 3rd.

Janish singles
Christiani bunts him over
Stubbs K
BP singles - Janish scores
Votto HR
Rolen grounds out

7-3 A's

membengal
03-22-2011, 07:44 PM
Mike Leake told Fay and co. that he felt good and was just off a "little bit". If so, I would hate to see off "a lot"...

757690
03-23-2011, 01:08 AM
Mike Leake told Fay and co. that he felt good and was just off a "little bit". If so, I would hate to see off "a lot"...

He actually said he felt "too" good, which was why he was a little off.

It was reported that Leake was throwing a bit harder this year, which happens as young pitchers mature. For a guy who relies on movement, the extra MPH may be a detriment until he learns how to control it.

A reason why some time in the minors might have helped him. Oh well.