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    Cincinnati Reds vs. Colorado Rockies - Game Thread - 5/3/06

    Yes, I know its early - but I'm headed out to Coors field to see our favorite team! And since its against the Rockies, and I'm local, I wanted to start a game thread this year... I'll be back after the game to give everyone my thoughts/impressions/report...

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    Game Info: 8:35 pm EDT Wed May 3, 2006
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    Starting Pitchers
    B. Claussen Cin vs.
    J. Francis Col

    2-2 Record 0-2
    6.04 ERA 4.50
    20 K 26
    12 BB 18
    6 HR 4

    By NICOLINO DI BENEDETTO, STATS Writer

    The surprising Cincinnati Reds have scored the most runs in the National League. Nothing like playing in a hitters' ballpark to improve that number.

    Cincinnati takes baseball's best record into Coors Field on Wednesday in the start of a two-game set with the Colorado Rockies.

    The Reds (19-8) have won eight of their last nine games to move into first place in the NL Central. They have outscored opponents 48-20 over that stretch and lead the NL with 158 runs scored.

    After 28 games in 2005, Cincinnati was 10-18 and plated just 118 runs.

    "We can play with anybody. If we continue to play the way we're playing now, we're going to be there," Reds catcher Javier Valentin said regarding a possible playoff run.

    Valentin drove in the winning run with a pinch single in the bottom of the ninth to give Cincinnati a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday.

    Brandon Claussen (2-2, 6.04 ERA) will try to keep the momentum going for the Reds as he takes the mound in the series opener. He is looking to build on a successful outing on Friday when he gave up two runs and six hits in 5 1-3 innings of a 5-4 win over the Houston Astros.

    The left-hander has struggled with consistency recently. He threw seven shutout innings on April 17 in a 9-1 win over Florida, but gave up 11 hits -- including four homers -- five days later in an 11-0 loss to Milwaukee.

    Claussen is 0-1 with a 7.94 ERA and with an opponents' batting average of .319 in two career starts at Coors Field.

    The Reds continue to be without Ken Griffey Jr., who is expected to miss this series. Griffey has not played since April 12 after suffering a strained tendon in his right knee, but may be back for the Reds' weekend series with Arizona.

    "He hasn't had a setback," Reds manager Jerry Narron said. "He's just hasn't gotten to the point where he feels like he can play."

    The Rockies (15-12) return home after a 5-4 road trip, and are looking to avoid their first three-game losing streak of the season. Reliever Ray King gave up an RBI single in the eighth inning to Marcus Giles in Colorado's 5-4 loss to Atlanta on Tuesday.

    Still, manager Clint Hurdle was pleased.

    "There's years when we'd have given body parts for 5-4 road trips," he said.

    Jeff Francis (0-2, 4.50 ERA) will toe the rubber as he tries to halt the skid as he tried again to win his first games.

    The left-hander did not factor in the decision of his last two starts, despite quality performances. Francis allowed two runs and seven hits and struck out 10 in 12 innings, but received only four runs of support in his previous two outings.

    He has lost four consecutive decisions with a 10.42 ERA at Coors Field and last won there on July 31, a span of seven starts. Francis was 10-2 with a 3.43 ERA in 13 starts before that.

    Brad Hawpe batted .441 (15-for-34) with three home runs and five RBIs during the nine-game road trip. He is hitting just .279 (12-for-43) with one homer and four RBIs in 12 home games this season.
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    Re: Cincinnati Reds vs. Colorado Rockies - Game Thread - 5/3/06

    Go Reds


    eta:

    Reds:

    1. Freel CF
    2. Lopez SS
    3. Aurilia 1B
    4. Dunn LF
    5. Encarnacion 3B
    6. Kearns RF
    7. Phillips 2B
    8. LaRue C
    9. Claussen P

    Rockies:

    1. Carroll SS
    2. Spilborghs RF
    3. Holliday LF
    4. Atkins 3B
    5. Marrero 1B
    6. Gonzalez 2B
    7. Freeman CF
    8. Ardoin C
    9. Francis P
    Last edited by SirFelixCat; 05-03-2006 at 07:14 PM.

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    Re: Cincinnati Reds vs. Colorado Rockies - Game Thread - 5/3/06

    Quote Originally Posted by cincyinco

    By NICOLINO DI BENEDETTO, STATS Writer

    The surprising Cincinnati Reds have scored the most runs in the National League. Nothing like playing in a hitters' ballpark to improve that number.
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    Does anyone else think hack when they read that line? Especially considering that the Reds have played more almost as many games on the Road as they have at home.

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    Re: Cincinnati Reds vs. Colorado Rockies - Game Thread - 5/3/06

    Isn't Francis a soft tossing lefty?

    If not lefty.. atleast soft tossing?
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    Re: Cincinnati Reds vs. Colorado Rockies - Game Thread - 5/3/06

    Quote Originally Posted by medford
    Does anyone else think hack when they read that line? Especially considering that the Reds have played more almost as many games on the Road as they have at home.
    I think she is referring to Coors. As in, here comes the NL's best offense into a true hitter's park.
    We'll burn that bridge when we get to it.

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    Re: Cincinnati Reds vs. Colorado Rockies - Game Thread - 5/3/06

    Quote Originally Posted by registerthis
    I think she is referring to Coors. As in, here comes the NL's best offense into a true hitter's park.
    Ahhh, I think you're right. Guess I was just reading thru it to quickly.

    I guess that makes me a hack of a reader

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    Re: Cincinnati Reds vs. Colorado Rockies - Game Thread - 5/3/06

    Quote Originally Posted by medford
    I guess that makes me a hack of a reader
    I wouldn't say that, you were a hack way before you ever read that.

    Kidding, kidding.

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    Re: Cincinnati Reds vs. Colorado Rockies - Game Thread - 5/3/06

    I predict some runs will be scored
    Go Gators!

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    Re: Cincinnati Reds vs. Colorado Rockies - Game Thread - 5/3/06

    Coors Field is no longer a Home Run Paradise........12 games this season 24 total homers hit.....compared to GAB with 14 games 45 total homers hit..........in the GAB Homer run totals thread......someone posted about how Coors Field now stores the game balls in some type of humidor.....since doing this the Park, is actually more of a pitcher's yard.......the fences are really deep there and by storing the balls they way they do now......the ball doesn't fly out of there so easy.......I believe last season Coors was in the middle of the pack in Home Run totals......No more 250 plus season totals there anymore........

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    Re: Cincinnati Reds vs. Colorado Rockies - Game Thread - 5/3/06

    Here is how the Reds have fared against other lefty starters this year:

    4-5: Glendon Rusch - 4 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 2 K, 2 HR
    4-7: Paul Maholm - 6 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 BB, 3 K, 1 HR
    4-8: Oliver Perez - 3.1 IP, 6 H, 8 R, 4 BB, 2 K, 2 HR
    4-11: Glendon Rusch - 5 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 4 HR
    4-16: Mark Mulder - 5 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 2 HR
    4-18: Jason Vargas - 4 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 5 BB, 2 K, 3 HR
    4-19: Dontrelle Willis - 6 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 BB, 6 K, 0 HR
    4-23: Doug Davis - 5 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 9 BB, 4 K, 0 HR
    4-25: Billy Traber - 1.1 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 0 K, 0 HR
    4-29: Andy Pettitte - 5 IP, 11 H, 6 R, 3 BB, 6 K, 1 HR
    5-1: Mark Mulder - 5 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HR

    The Reds have hammered every lefty they have faced this year, hopefully that trend continues tonight vs Jeff Francis.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Cincinnati Reds vs. Colorado Rockies - Game Thread - 5/3/06

    Reds:

    1. Freel CF
    2. Lopez SS
    3. Aurilia 1B
    4. Dunn LF
    5. Encarnacion 3B
    6. Kearns RF
    7. Phillips 2B
    8. LaRue C
    9. Claussen P

    Rockies:

    1. Carroll SS
    2. Spilborghs RF
    3. Holliday LF
    4. Atkins 3B
    5. Marrero 1B
    6. Gonzalez 2B
    7. Freeman CF
    8. Ardoin C
    9. Francis P
    Matta = Really good

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    Re: Cincinnati Reds vs. Colorado Rockies - Game Thread - 5/3/06

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed
    I predict some runs will be scored
    Way to go out on a limb. Are you also predicting there will be a winning pitcher?

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    Re: Cincinnati Reds vs. Colorado Rockies - Game Thread - 5/3/06

    here is link on the Coors Field no longer being a HR park............
    http://www.denverpost.com/renck/ci_3500088

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    Re: Cincinnati Reds vs. Colorado Rockies - Game Thread - 5/3/06

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph
    Way to go out on a limb. Are you also predicting there will be a winning pitcher?
    I dunno about that, but I'm standing by the runs thing.
    Go Gators!

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    Re: Cincinnati Reds vs. Colorado Rockies - Game Thread - 5/3/06

    I don't care what the scrappy level is, I don't like Rich 3rd, I'd move Dunn to 3 and EE to 4th then Mr.SolidVet
    Go Gators!


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