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    2/28/2008 Reds vs Twins

    Lineups are up on Trent's blog. Dusty believes in getting them out early doesn't he? No Griffey or Dunn again today. Another Castro sighting and we get to see Stanton and Mercker pitch. Whoopee!
    The game is on MLB audio with the Twins feed. No Reds broadcast today.




    SARASOTA, Fla. ó Ken Griffey Jr. and Adam Dunn will be waiting another day to play. Jr. walked into Dusty Bakerís office to find out why he wasnít playing. Heís ready to go, but Dusty wants to give him another day.
    Hereís your lineup
    Hopper cf
    Freel lf
    B. Phillips 2b
    Encarnacion 3b
    Bruce rf
    A. Phillips 1b
    Castro ss
    Valentin c
    Votto dh


    pitchers
    Belisle
    Fogg
    Lincoln
    Weathers
    Cordero
    Mercker
    Stanton
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    Re: 2/28/2008 Reds vs Twins

    Makes sense to hold back on some of the starters at this point to let Dusty see the guys he is less familiar with and the guys with more of a need to prove they belong. I'm curious to see how Mercker does today.

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    Re: 2/28/2008 Reds vs Twins

    Not only that, it's cold down there (relatively). And no good reason to risk hamstring issues with Dunn or Jr. by playing in the cold when it has been warm up to now. Plenty of time to get them at-bats.

    This is one example of Dusty's steady hand at manager being a help to this club. He is more than capable of communicating that to Jr. in a way that Jr. will understand.

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    Re: 2/28/2008 Reds vs Twins

    Dusty on Griffey: "Griff’s wondering why he’s not playing,” Baker said. “He said he was ready. I told him, ‘one more day, dude.’”

    "I'm not worried about him hitting. He's going to hit until forever. Forever. It's just a matter of how his legs feel. If his legs are OK, everything else is OK. I'm just giving him time to get his legs underneath him. He's been running good. Him and Dunn, get their work in. It's a short spring from the time they get here to the games. The younger guys are ready. The smaller body type guys get ready earlier. It gives me a chance to see Gil and Dickerson and those guys."
    I can't imagine Jerry calling Jr. "dude."
    "Bring on Rod Stupid!"

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    Re: 2/28/2008 Reds vs Twins

    Twins lineup per Trent

    Twins
    Carlos Gomez cf
    Brendan Harris 2b
    Joe Mauer c
    Michael Cuddyer rf
    Jason Kubel lf
    Craig Monroe H
    Mike Lamb 3b
    Garrett Jones 1b
    Alexi Casilla ss

    Scott Baker, rhp

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    Re: 2/28/2008 Reds vs Twins

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    Mercker
    Stanton
    And afterwards there's an AARP meeting at the nearest buffet in Ft. Myers.
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    Re: 2/28/2008 Reds vs Twins

    Is anyone able to get into the MLB.com audio? It's telling me they are undergoing maintenance and check back later.
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    Re: 2/28/2008 Reds vs Twins

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    Is anyone able to get into the MLB.com audio? It's telling me they are undergoing maintenance and check back later.
    Same thing here - is there another source?

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    Re: 2/28/2008 Reds vs Twins

    Quote Originally Posted by nate View Post
    I can't imagine Jerry calling Jr. "dude."
    I can.
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    Re: 2/28/2008 Reds vs Twins

    Quote Originally Posted by hippie07 View Post
    Same thing here - is there another source?
    XM maybe? But I can't get that here in my office.
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    Re: 2/28/2008 Reds vs Twins

    Fay,

    First pitch: 1:09, 57 degrees, not a cloud in the sky. Matt Belisle pitching for the Reds.

    I'll do play-by-play since this isn't on free radion:

    Twins first: Carlos Gomez 3 unassited. Brendam Harris, former Red and much discussed on the blog last year, F9. Nice play by some kid named Jay Bruce on slicing line drive. Joe Mauer bounced a single through the middle. Michael Cuddyer Foul 3.

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    Re: 2/28/2008 Reds vs Twins

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    XM maybe? But I can't get that here in my office.
    I don't think the game is on XM today.

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    Re: 2/28/2008 Reds vs Twins

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    Is anyone able to get into the MLB.com audio? It's telling me they are undergoing maintenance and check back later.
    Try it again. I was finally able to get on just now.
    "...You just have a wider lens than one game."
    --Former Reds GM Wayne Krivsky, on why he didn't fly Josh Hamilton to Colorado for one game.

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    Re: 2/28/2008 Reds vs Twins

    Bottom 1: Hopp shows bunt, pulls back. Strike one. No show on the second pitch. 1-1. A fly into right. 1 out. Freel down 1-2. I see I'm being immitated -- the sincerest for of flattery. But we all know who the original gangsta is. That's right. Solid rap up the middle for Freel for a single. A perfect double play ball at third, but Freel breaks up the DP. Nice work by him. Phillips grounded into 26 double plays last year -- by far the most on the team. EE K. Reds 0, Twins 0

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    Re: 2/28/2008 Reds vs Twins

    MLB.com is back up for me. It's nil to nil going to the bottom of the second.
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