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Ron Madden
07-10-2022, 12:46 PM
Reds
1. Jonathan India (R) 2B
2. Brandon Drury (R) 3B
3. Tommy Pham (R) LF
4. Tyler Naquin (L) RF
5. Tyler Stephenson (R) C
6. Donovan Solano (R) DH
7. Mike Moustakas (L) 1B
8. Albert Almora Jr. (R) CF
9. Matt Reynolds (R) SS
SP Nick Lodolo (L)

Rays
1. Yandy Diaz (R) 3B
2. Harold Ramirez (R) DH
3. Taylor Walls (S) SS
4. Randy Arozarena (R) LF
5. Isaac Paredes (R) 1B
6. Josh Lowe (L) RF
7. Yu Chang (R) 2B
8. Rene Pinto (R) C
9. Brett Phillips (L) CF
SP Shane Baz (R)

Red Raindog
07-10-2022, 01:09 PM
No Votto again so another roster spot tied up
Bench your hottest hitter
And we get more Moose

Complaints lined up!


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757690
07-10-2022, 01:28 PM
No Votto again so another roster spot tied up
Bench your hottest hitter
And we get more Moose

Complaints lined up!


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If Votto can pinch hit, and I don’t know if he can, then he’s at least as valuable as whoever they call up, who would just be a pinch hitter.

Kc61
07-10-2022, 01:44 PM
Post-game yesterday Bell said he was looking to give Senzel a day off. I guess thatís today.

As bad as Moose has been, the team has so little LHH against RHP. So itís understandable heíll play against RHP.

Sassy Sal
07-10-2022, 01:50 PM
Post-game yesterday Bell said he was looking to give Senzel a day off. I guess thatís today.


They are off tomorrow, no?

Red Raindog
07-10-2022, 02:08 PM
Post-game yesterday Bell said he was looking to give Senzel a day off. I guess thatís today.

As bad as Moose has been, the team has so little LHH against RHP. So itís understandable heíll play against RHP.

Yes and I understand the hope but heís hitting .208 against right handed pitchers this year


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0-2 Count
07-10-2022, 02:29 PM
With the DH, why do we need to give guys days off. Isn't that one of the advantages of having the DH?

KeefeCato
07-10-2022, 02:29 PM
Post-game yesterday Bell said he was looking to give Senzel a day off. I guess that’s today.

As bad as Moose has been, the team has so little LHH against RHP. So it’s understandable he’ll play against RHP.

Just curious are you left handed? I am. And I agree with you. This is the least amount of LHH the Reds have had in years.
Always give me a LHH over a RHH is both players are equal talent. That's a given due to the low amount of LHP.

KeefeCato
07-10-2022, 02:38 PM
Reds announcers you don't need to push Drury for the all star game. He is a lock to go to it. After all they have to take a player from each team.
Since Stephenson lost so much time. Who else would they take off the roster ? Nobody of course.

Reds Fanatic
07-10-2022, 02:43 PM
Diaz leads off with a double

Reds Fanatic
07-10-2022, 02:44 PM
Infield hit. 1st and 3rd

Reds Fanatic
07-10-2022, 02:46 PM
Nice pitch. Lodolo gets his first K

Reds Fanatic
07-10-2022, 02:47 PM
Another K

Reds Fanatic
07-10-2022, 02:49 PM
Great job by Lodolo to get out of that with no runs allowed

Reds Freak
07-10-2022, 02:49 PM
Crazy Lodolo got out of a 1st and 3rd, no out jam and only threw 12 pitches. Really impressive.

Kc61
07-10-2022, 02:49 PM
They are off tomorrow, no?

Yeah, but I donít think thatís what Bell meant. I think he meant Senzel should take a game off. Reds like to combine the two and give the player a couple of days to rest.

NebraskaRed
07-10-2022, 02:50 PM
Impressive!

Kc61
07-10-2022, 02:51 PM
Just curious are you left handed? I am. And I agree with you. This is the least amount of LHH the Reds have had in years.
Always give me a LHH over a RHH is both players are equal talent. That's a given due to the low amount of LHP.

I’m not left handed. But I do believe they are important in a lineup that, like most, usually faces righty pitching. It’s usually an advantage to have good opposite handed hitters in the lineup against most pitchers.

mth123
07-10-2022, 02:51 PM
Reds announcers you don't need to push Drury for the all star game. He is a lock to go to it. After all they have to take a player from each team.
Since Stephenson lost so much time. Who else would they take off the roster ? Nobody of course.

Castillo??

KeefeCato
07-10-2022, 02:54 PM
Sadak is like a casual fan. Routine fly to LF by India. Casual Reds fans in the stands cheer as ball leaves the bat. Sadak gets excited.
Hard-core baseball fans don't make a sound in the stands. As they know it's just a fly out.

Reds Fanatic
07-10-2022, 02:54 PM
Reds go down 1-2-3 in the first

NebraskaRed
07-10-2022, 02:55 PM
Did Lodolo even have time to sit down in the dugout before that inning was over?

Ky Fried Redleg
07-10-2022, 02:56 PM
****"BALK OFF" BASEBALL****

Friday's game ended in a "balk off" win for the Redlegs, only the 23rd time it has ever happened in modern baseball history. The only other time the Reds won in "balk off" fashion was on April 28, 1965 when Ernie Broglio of the Cubs balked in Tommy Harper of the Reds at Crosley Field. I remember it well. Actually, I'm kidding. I was 2 years old. All I remember from 1965 is getting electrocuted while trying to stick a fork in an electrical outlet. It burnt like hell and I cried and cried. Probably what Broglio felt like doing after balking home Harper for the winning freebie.


Broglio, sorry. Had Biggio on my brain.

KeefeCato
07-10-2022, 02:57 PM
Castillo??

Who knows the Reds may end up with Stephenson. Drury and Castillo. With so many opting out of all star games these days. Plus they sit out of it with even the slightest of injuries. But one thing is for sure. Should the Reds just get one player. It's going to be Drury.

Reds Fanatic
07-10-2022, 02:59 PM
Nice play by Reynolds

Reds Fanatic
07-10-2022, 03:00 PM
Quick 1-2-3 inning

Reds Freak
07-10-2022, 03:01 PM
Quick 1-2-3 inning

This has a chance to be a real quick game with both these teams running out early spring training type offenses. At least until the bullpens get involved.

KeefeCato
07-10-2022, 03:01 PM
These teams are in a hurry to start their off day tomorrow.

Reds Fanatic
07-10-2022, 03:07 PM
Stephenson singles to right

Reds Fanatic
07-10-2022, 03:09 PM
Solano singles to left. 1st and 2nd

RedTeamGo!
07-10-2022, 03:09 PM
Reds announcers you don't need to push Drury for the all star game. He is a lock to go to it. After all they have to take a player from each team.
Since Stephenson lost so much time. Who else would they take off the roster ? Nobody of course.

Castillo been ok

NebraskaRed
07-10-2022, 03:10 PM
Solano and Drury were really good signings. As much criticism as the front office deserves, they also should get credit for that.

Tadasimha
07-10-2022, 03:10 PM
Don Solo starting to get things going

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Hacky Moushackas does what he does

Kc61
07-10-2022, 03:11 PM
Moose is overanxious and probably too focused on the 200th homer.

Just serve a few into the outfield for singles and build on that.

Reds Fanatic
07-10-2022, 03:12 PM
Moose is pretty much an anutomatic out these days

Reds Fanatic
07-10-2022, 03:12 PM
Almora grounds out. 0-0 after 2

RedTeamGo!
07-10-2022, 03:15 PM
Moose had 35 home runs the season before the Reds signed him

Reds Fanatic
07-10-2022, 03:16 PM
3 Ks for Lodolo

NebraskaRed
07-10-2022, 03:17 PM
Moose had 35 home runs the season before the Reds signed him

Not defending that signing, but it makes sense why the Reds wanted him. Who knew his power would instantly disappear.

Ky Fried Redleg
07-10-2022, 03:18 PM
*** LOSING WEIRD, WINNING WEIRD ****


This has been a rather miserable season for our Reds and it's also had it weird games as well. Friday night was an extrememly weird end to the game and then a few weeks ago was a really weird way to lose---giving up no hits to the opposing team and still losing. That has happened only a handful of times in history. But only ONCE in the history of this grand game has a pitcher ever pitched a complete game nine-inning no-hitter... AND LOST . And the no-hitter was pitched against our very own Cincinnati Reds. Stay tuned for the rest of the story...

Reds Fanatic
07-10-2022, 03:21 PM
Diaz singles to center

TheBigLebowski
07-10-2022, 03:22 PM
They can’t keep trotting Mousse out there. He’s possibly the worst starter in all of baseball.

And he’s not some young prospect taking his lumps.

I know they won’t release him, but he needs to strictly be used as a PH.

Reds Fanatic
07-10-2022, 03:23 PM
Wow. Walls singled to right and is caught off first by Naquin

BCubb2003
07-10-2022, 03:23 PM
What a deke by Naquin.

TheBigLebowski
07-10-2022, 03:24 PM
HELL YEAH Tyler!

Tony Cloninger
07-10-2022, 03:25 PM
With the DH, why do we need to give guys days off. Isn't that one of the advantages of having the DH?

Agreed

At this point I do t care who does the lineups is it that hard to do a better job at going with players who are producing. At the top of the order. Is it hard to adjust. Iím almost missing Dusty Baker at this point. Because the freaking CF would be batting lead off. Like he should be at this point.

TheBigLebowski
07-10-2022, 03:26 PM
Rays are playing a can-you-top-this game of TOOTBLAN this series. They’re winning, and the Reds are exceptional with TOOTBLAN.

Tony Cloninger
07-10-2022, 03:26 PM
They canít keep trotting Mousse out there. Heís possibly the worst starter in all of baseball.

And heís not some young prospect taking his lumps.

I know they wonít release him, but he needs to strictly be used as a PH.

He will be upset though. Moose Smash.

Reds Fanatic
07-10-2022, 03:27 PM
Reynolds lines a hit to left center

TheBigLebowski
07-10-2022, 03:31 PM
He will be upset though. Moose Smash.

Funny thing is, I don’t think he would be.

And if he tried to Moose Smash something, he’d miss.

icehole3
07-10-2022, 03:31 PM
Boom

https://c.tenor.com/Y0gl6YxNauIAAAAC/boom-denzel.gif

Reds Fanatic
07-10-2022, 03:31 PM
India homers to left. 2-0 Reds!

TheBigLebowski
07-10-2022, 03:32 PM
India with a GABP Special!

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I think that was Phil Donahue with the fielding error in the LF stands.

Reds Fanatic
07-10-2022, 03:34 PM
Pham lines a triple to right

icehole3
07-10-2022, 03:35 PM
Wham Bam thank you Pham

TheBigLebowski
07-10-2022, 03:35 PM
PHAMMY

Reds Fanatic
07-10-2022, 03:38 PM
Wow Pham scores as he was caught in a rundown but the catcher threw the ball into left. 3-0 Reds

BCubb2003
07-10-2022, 03:38 PM
Productive TOOTBLAN.

NebraskaRed
07-10-2022, 03:38 PM
Baz is up to 50 pitches in the 3rd which is crazy considering he only threw 6 pitches in the 1st.

Mutaman
07-10-2022, 03:39 PM
****"BALK OFF" BASEBALL****

Friday's game ended in a "balk off" win for the Redlegs, only the 23rd time it has ever happened in modern baseball history. The only other time the Reds won in "balk off" fashion was on April 28, 1965 when Ernie Biglio of the Cubs balked in Tommy Harper of the Reds at Crosley Field. I remember it well. Actually, I'm kidding. I was 2 years old. All I remember from 1965 is getting electrocuted while trying to stick a fork in an electrical outlet. It burnt like hell and I cried and cried. Probably what Biglio felt like doing after balking home Harper for the winning freebie.

I think you mean Ernie Broglio- the fellow the Cubs got in the Lou Brock trade. Worse trade in the history of baseball?

icehole3
07-10-2022, 03:39 PM
Boom

https://c.tenor.com/Y0gl6YxNauIAAAAC/boom-denzel.gif

NebraskaRed
07-10-2022, 03:39 PM
Baz's ERA has almost doubled this inning

Reds Fanatic
07-10-2022, 03:39 PM
Stephenson homers to center!!! 5-0 Reds

Reds Fanatic
07-10-2022, 03:40 PM
Solano singles to center

TheBigLebowski
07-10-2022, 03:41 PM
TY STEVO

Reds Fanatic
07-10-2022, 03:41 PM
Moose homers!! # 200

Kc61
07-10-2022, 03:41 PM
MOOSE!

There should be a rule against catchers trying to steal strikes by jerking the glove back into the zone area.
Should be an automatic ball plus an extra ball added to the count.
Some teams do it on every pitch.
Annoying.

HR MOOSE

icehole3
07-10-2022, 03:42 PM
Boom 2

https://c.tenor.com/Y0gl6YxNauIAAAAC/boom-denzel.gif

NebraskaRed
07-10-2022, 03:42 PM
Bye bye Baz

Tom Servo
07-10-2022, 03:42 PM
Are the Reds the best team in baseball??

Reds Fanatic
07-10-2022, 03:42 PM
Baz had allowed 2 HRs all year before that inning

TheBigLebowski
07-10-2022, 03:42 PM
Ok! He got the milestone!

Now let him rest.

Kc61
07-10-2022, 03:43 PM
Are the Reds the best team in baseball??

Wait, the pen hasn’t pitched yet.

Reds Freak
07-10-2022, 03:43 PM
This has a chance to be a real quick game with both these teams running out early spring training type offenses. At least until the bullpens get involved.

This guy must feel pretty stupid right now.

Mutaman
07-10-2022, 03:44 PM
Just noticed those 65 Cubs went 72-90 despite having 3 HOFers on the team. Who were they?

TheBigLebowski
07-10-2022, 03:44 PM
Just noticed those 65 Cubs went 72-90 despite having 3 HOFers on the team. Who were they?

Banks, Santo, ???

NebraskaRed
07-10-2022, 03:44 PM
Baz's journey from a 6-pitch 1st to a 7-run 3rd was quite a rollercoaster.

0-2 Count
07-10-2022, 03:45 PM
Not just saying this because of what is happening today. But, it can't be understated how important Stephenson is to this team. Just a totally different feel to the team when he is on the field.

BCubb2003
07-10-2022, 03:46 PM
MOOSE!

There should be a rule against catchers trying to steal strikes by jerking the glove back into the zone area.
Should be an automatic ball plus an extra ball added to the count.
Some teams do it on every pitch.
Annoying.

HR MOOSE

It offends me that the umpire doing a bad job has become so normalized that catchers are rewarded for exploiting it. It’s like flopping in soccer.

KeefeCato
07-10-2022, 03:46 PM
This is fun. Well at least till the bullpen comes in. We should get Diaz for a inning today.

cobike
07-10-2022, 03:46 PM
Banks, Santo, the great Billy Williams

Wayne Krivsky
07-10-2022, 03:47 PM
Giving up a HR to Moose this season has to be detrimental to a pitcher’s confidence.

icehole3
07-10-2022, 03:48 PM
Moose HR ball looks beat up

Ky Fried Redleg
07-10-2022, 03:49 PM
*** A NO-NO FOR THE AGES ****

As I mentioned, only once in the history of baseball has a pitcher tossed a complete game nine-inning no hitter and LOST. It happened on April 25, 1964( I was too busy eating Gerber peaches and sucking my thumb to care) at old Colt 45's Stadium in Houston. A grand total of 5,426 folks paid to see it. The pitcher was Ken Johnson of Houston. He mowed down the Reds lineup on that day and was cruising in the ninth with one out when the Reds' batter bunted the ball to Johnson ,who threw errantly to first allowing the Reds runner to advance to second. Chico Ruiz then grounded out, moving the runner to third. With now two outs, Vada Pinson hit a ground ball to Nellie Fox at second who misplayed the ball for an error , allowing the game's only run to score. Johnson got Frank Robinson to end the inning, but the damage was already done. The Colt 45's got a runner on base in the bottom of the inning as a result of a two-out error but the final Houston batter struck out looking, giving the Reds a 1-0 win in a game in which they were no-hit for nine innings.

The Reds final line was 1 R 0 H 2 E . Johnson's line: 9 IP 1R 0 H 2BB 9 K

After the game(which lasted only 1hr, 56 min), Johnson said , " I pitched the best game of my life and still lost. Hell of a way to get into the record books."

Btw, who was that Reds' player who scored the only run in his team's no-hit WIN?
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He was a young 23 year-old second baseman from Cincinnati , batting just .154 on the young season. His name---PETER EDWARD ROSE . And who got the shutout win that day , when his team couldn't even muster a single hit in support of his pitching. It was noneother than the old left-hander, JOE NUXHALL.

And now you know....THE REST.... OF THE STORY !!!

Reds Fanatic
07-10-2022, 03:52 PM
Arozarena homers to center 7-1

Mutaman
07-10-2022, 03:52 PM
Just noticed the 1966 Cubs went 59-103 even though they had 4 HOFers on the team. Who was the 4th?

Ky Fried Redleg
07-10-2022, 03:53 PM
Ok! He got the milestone!

Now let him
retire.

Fixed

Reds Fanatic
07-10-2022, 03:53 PM
Paredes singles to left

KeefeCato
07-10-2022, 03:53 PM
Congrats to Moose on 200. Now do the right thing and retire. I'm joking sort of. I know he won't and I don't blame him. Not his fault the Reds over payed him. But like someone said earlier. Who knew his power would disappear.

icehole3
07-10-2022, 03:53 PM
Hitters starting to tee off.

Reds Fanatic
07-10-2022, 03:54 PM
Lowe singles. 1st and 2nd

NebraskaRed
07-10-2022, 03:54 PM
No lead is safe

KeefeCato
07-10-2022, 03:55 PM
Nick had to sit for a long time. Hopefully he gets back in a groove fast.

Reds Fanatic
07-10-2022, 03:56 PM
4 Ks for Lodolo

cobike
07-10-2022, 03:56 PM
Just noticed the 1966 Cubs went 59-103 even though they had 4 HOFers on the team. Who was the 4th?

Probably Fergie

NebraskaRed
07-10-2022, 03:58 PM
Joel Luckhaupt
@jluckhaupt

The last time before today that the Reds had 3 HR and a triple all in the same inning: 6/11/1954 vs Brooklyn

Reds Fanatic
07-10-2022, 03:59 PM
5 Ks for Lodolo

Tadasimha
07-10-2022, 04:00 PM
Shut em down, Nicky

Ky Fried Redleg
07-10-2022, 04:00 PM
I think you mean Ernie Broglio- the fellow the Cubs got in the Lou Brock trade. Worse trade in the history of baseball?

Yep. Had Craig Biggio on the brain. lol

Reds Fanatic
07-10-2022, 04:03 PM
Philips hit by the pitch and the bases are loaded

icehole3
07-10-2022, 04:04 PM
Sadak play by play

https://media2.giphy.com/media/2oUfvvUgQHnLsQWFMW/200.gif

Reds Fanatic
07-10-2022, 04:06 PM
Diaz with his 3rd hit. Now 7-3

Reds Freak
07-10-2022, 04:07 PM
You can't lose Phillips the 9 hole hitter there. And not sure why they keep pitching Diaz away when he just keeps flipping balls out to right and right center.

Tony Cloninger
07-10-2022, 04:08 PM
This guy must feel pretty stupid right now.


Someone hacked your username too? Itís happened to me. Anytime I was wrong.

Reds Fanatic
07-10-2022, 04:08 PM
4 pitch walk. This has gone south in a hurry

KeefeCato
07-10-2022, 04:08 PM
This likely ends in disaster.

Tony Cloninger
07-10-2022, 04:09 PM
Just noticed the 1966 Cubs went 59-103 even though they had 4 HOFers on the team. Who was the 4th?

Jenkins.

KeefeCato
07-10-2022, 04:12 PM
Lodolo escapes. Does he start the 5th?

Reds Fanatic
07-10-2022, 04:12 PM
6 Ks for Lodolo and that was huge there

Tony Cloninger
07-10-2022, 04:12 PM
18520

Ky Fried Redleg
07-10-2022, 04:13 PM
Without looking, anyone know who the young Reds' starting Center Fielder was in the game in which Hank Aaron got his 3000th hit ?

Tony Cloninger
07-10-2022, 04:18 PM
Lodolo still looks good. I would prefer the 3 rookies pitch like Mike Cuellar. Jim Palmer and Tom Seaver immediately as I need instant gratification but I can wait until next year.

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Without looking, anyone know who the young Reds' starting Center Fielder was in the game in which Hank Aaron got his 3000th hit ?

Angel Bravo or Bernie Carbo

Reds Fanatic
07-10-2022, 04:18 PM
Drury doubles to left

Reds Fanatic
07-10-2022, 04:19 PM
Pham singles to right. 1st and 3rd

KeefeCato
07-10-2022, 04:23 PM
Big add on runs.

Reds Fanatic
07-10-2022, 04:23 PM
Naquin doubles in 2 runs! 9-3 Reds

kaldaniels
07-10-2022, 04:25 PM
TJ for Vlad Gutierrez.

WVRedsFan
07-10-2022, 04:26 PM
Nice 4 innings for the Reds. Need more

Tony Cloninger
07-10-2022, 04:27 PM
Reds games are fun when there is offense. Even if you’re losing. At least it’s exciting

Mutaman
07-10-2022, 04:27 PM
Without looking, anyone know who the young Reds' starting Center Fielder was in the game in which Hank Aaron got his 3000th hit ?

had to look it up. That was a really good team.

KeefeCato
07-10-2022, 04:28 PM
TJ for Vlad Gutierrez.

Injuries are never ending.

kaldaniels
07-10-2022, 04:29 PM
Injuries are never ending.

You of all people may appreciate the work I did in the thread I just started on this.

KeefeCato
07-10-2022, 04:29 PM
Donny Barrels 3-3 Reds put up a 10 spot and counting.

WVRedsFan
07-10-2022, 04:29 PM
10-3 REDS. Am I dreaming? Can we sweep?

Reds Fanatic
07-10-2022, 04:30 PM
Solano lined a hit to left and Naquin beat the throw home

icehole3
07-10-2022, 04:30 PM
Nice hustle play by Naquin.

Reds Freak
07-10-2022, 04:30 PM
Big to answer and get all three runs back. And slick slide and celebration at home from Naquin.

Tony Cloninger
07-10-2022, 04:33 PM
10 runs should be enough.

TheBigLebowski
07-10-2022, 04:33 PM
Hope Nick goes and gets 3 more outs. Get the W.

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10 runs should be enough.

Famous last words

Reds Fanatic
07-10-2022, 04:35 PM
Arozarena doubles as Pham canít quite get to that

Mutaman
07-10-2022, 04:35 PM
Without looking, anyone know who the young Reds' starting Center Fielder was in the game in which Hank Aaron got his 3000th hit ?

Same fellow who once hit 2 HRs in the 4th and deciding game of the World Series in Yankee Stadium?

Tony Cloninger
07-10-2022, 04:36 PM
I know Lodolo wants that win but he’s done.

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It’s the immortal Angel Bravo or the village idiot Bernie Carbo.

icehole3
07-10-2022, 04:41 PM
Ump has his glasses on but missing all kinds of strikes.

KeefeCato
07-10-2022, 04:41 PM
I know Lodolo wants that win but he’s done.

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It’s the immortal Angel Bravo or the village idiot Bernie Carbo.

One out to go to qualify. But yes he is clearly gased. They need to give him a extra day or two next turn.

Ky Fried Redleg
07-10-2022, 04:42 PM
************* THE REST OF THE STORY **********************


The other day when I was writing about Hank Aaron having some of his biggest hits right here in our beloved Queen City, I mentioned that he got his 3000th hit in Cincinnati. Of course, we all remember Hank getting number 714 off of Billingham on Opening Day in '74. But on May 17, 1970 Hank became the first player ever to accumulate 3,000 hits AND hit 500 HR's. Let me share with those who are interested something that is lesser known about that day in Crosley Field. First, on the Aaron hit.

That Sunday at Crosley was a festive day, with the anticipation of the history that could possibly occur. Four thousand standing room only tickets had been sold, and 33,217 fans were crammed into Crosley that day, the biggest crowd in the old ballpark in over 23 years. One of those in attendance was none other than Stan Musial, the only living member of the 3,000 hit club. He had arrived in Cincinnati a little before 11 am that Sunday morning, went and got his shoes shined, and then came to the ballpark. A little before noon, Stan"The Man," went to the clubhouse and posed with Aaron for some pictures and swapped some baseball stories with Hank.

While Aaron took BP, Musial, decked out in a blue suit and his newly shined shoes, took his place in the front row box alongside the Braves' owner. The Brave and Reds had a doubleheader to play on this day, so fans had good reason to expect history. Hank went hitless in game one but it didn't take him long it didn't take him long to get number 3,000 once the second game of the twinbill commenced. He hit a grounder off of Reds' starter Wayne Simpson that Woody Woodward went to his left and fielded but couldn't make a throw. There it was... History !!! Base hit number 3,000 in his 2,460th game played.

Musial climbed over the railing and headed to first to congratulate Aaron, as the fans were giving the Braves' #44 a standing ovation. Musial had wanted to be here to see Hank get the hit. In fact, when Musial got number 3,000 , he told a young Henry Aaron that he would be the next one to reach that milestone. And on this day, May 17, 1970 , Musial proved to be a prophet. Now there were two living members of the 3,000 hit club in the house. A Cincinnati boy by the name of Rose started in right field that day. As we all know he would one day eclipse the hit totals of both Aaron and Maris. How's that for a triumverate of hitters under one roof on that special day more than 50 years ago??? WOW!!!

Two innings later, Hank would homer off of Simpson for his 570th career long ball. Hank would finish that day with 3,002 hits. The last of those hits would be the final one Hank would ever hit at Crosley Field, because the Braves wouldn't be back in town until June 30, when the Reds would open their brand new baseball home, Riverfront Stadium. As most all of you know, Hank would hit a two-run homer off of Jim McGlothlin in the first inning of the first game at Riverfront. Yes, the first homerun and first RBI's at Riverfront came off of the bat of Hank Aaron.

The game itself was a good one . Tied at the end of regulation 3-3 , the game proceeded to extras where the Braves scored three in the 10th to take the lead and the Reds came back and tied the game in the bottom of the inning. The Reds would win it in the 15th inning on a single by a 19 year-old left-hand pitcher from Lynn , KY by the name of Don Gullett. Not only would Gullett get the game-winning hit he also pitched two scoreless innings in relief to get the win and give the Reds a sweep of the doubleheader and blistering 27-10 record on the season.

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Now for the rest of the story.

Lost among all the historical significance of the day , the hoopla , and the festive atmosphere of having the celebrated Stan "The Man" Musial in the house was a young 22-year old who started center field for the Reds that day. You see, this was the second game of a doubleheader and the Reds were facing Braves' left-hander, George Stone. Sparky wanted to load his lineup with right-handed bats, including the one he penciled in at center. Sparky didn't want to sacrifice the big right-hand bats of the Big Bopper, Lee May at first or Tony Perez at third. Besides, the young, athletic 22 year-old jumped at the chance to play the position where his boyhood idol, Mickey Mantle, played for the Yankees.

The young Red homered that day and fielded his position flawlessly, recording two putouts along the way. As the gamed progressed to the ninth inning Sparky inserted Reds' regular center fielder, the left-handed hitting Bobby Tolan in to play center and the young Red who started at center that day was moved to his more familiar position. Who was the player who started at center field the day Hank Aaron joined Stan Musial as the only two living members of the 3,000 hit club?

Well, this strapping young lad went on to become quite adept at using his glove. Just not at center field. When his career was over, he had won 10 Gold Gloves, appeared in 14 All-Star games, won two league MVP's and earned two World Series rings with the Big Red Machine.

The 22-year old kid who started at Center Field on May 17, 1970 was none other than Mickey Mantle's fellow Oklahoman, the kid from Binger, Oklahoma...
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JOHNNY LEE BENCH !!! And NOW you know .... THE REST... OF THE STORY !!!!!

Coopdaddy67
07-10-2022, 04:43 PM
How many strikes is the umpire going to miss today?

KeefeCato
07-10-2022, 04:43 PM
Way to battle Nick. Can this pen hold a 7 run lead over 4 innings?

Reds Fanatic
07-10-2022, 04:43 PM
Lodolo gets through the inning. 10-3 Reds mid 5th

Tony Cloninger
07-10-2022, 04:44 PM
One out to go to qualify. But yes he is clearly gased. They need to give him a extra day or two next turn.

Heís just getting his stamina back anyways. 100 pitches is still not a lot to me but when you just missed a month it is.

KeefeCato
07-10-2022, 04:46 PM
Almora has crashed hard. Really slumping.

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Reynolds has been a good pickup.

Reds Fanatic
07-10-2022, 04:47 PM
Reynolds doubles to right

KeefeCato
07-10-2022, 04:51 PM
Only 6 more games till the all star break. They should have just put Joey on the IL.

Reds Fanatic
07-10-2022, 04:53 PM
Moreta in and immediately hits Pinto with the pitch

Reds Fanatic
07-10-2022, 04:54 PM
Only 6 more games till the all star break. They should have just put Joey on the IL.

Yes I will never get how many times they play short handed and the player usually ends up on the DL anyway

CaiGuy
07-10-2022, 04:54 PM
Moreta in. Reds want to make this game more interesting I think.

Tony Cloninger
07-10-2022, 04:56 PM
This guy is beyond bad even on this team. This guy is even worse if that’s possible. They should have kept Dugger? What the heck do they see in this guy. At all.

Reds Fanatic
07-10-2022, 04:58 PM
Moreta with a K to end the inning

Ky Fried Redleg
07-10-2022, 05:01 PM
Moreta in. Reds want to make this game more interesting I think.

He has one too many letters in his name. Drop the "a." Anyone remember Roger Moret? He was a pretty good pitcher , especially with the Red Sox in the early and mid 70's .

Reds Fanatic
07-10-2022, 05:07 PM
Naquin hit by the pitch and Stephenson singles

Tony Cloninger
07-10-2022, 05:08 PM
The Reds offense hasn’t walked today. See free swinging finally worked.

Reds Fanatic
07-10-2022, 05:18 PM
2 Ks for Moreta

Tony Cloninger
07-10-2022, 05:21 PM
So that’s what they see in Moreta.

Big Klu
07-10-2022, 05:22 PM
Just noticed the 1966 Cubs went 59-103 even though they had 4 HOFers on the team. Who was the 4th?


Probably Fergie

On July 13, 1966, they added a fifth HOFer, as they signed Robin Roberts as a free agent.

Tony Cloninger
07-10-2022, 05:27 PM
Ken Holtzman looked like a HOF pitcher going into 1976. Then his arm went noodle.

If Roger Breshnehan can make the HOF. Why can’t Randy Hundley.

mth123
07-10-2022, 05:34 PM
Without looking, anyone know who the young Reds' starting Center Fielder was in the game in which Hank Aaron got his 3000th hit ?

I was there. I remember Bobby Tolan out there. Could be wrong. For a while Rose started in CF with Tolan in RF because Tolan couldn't get used to the Terrace in Crosley Field.

Reds Fanatic
07-10-2022, 05:37 PM
Lowe and Pinto have homered. Now 10-5

icehole3
07-10-2022, 05:38 PM
Kuhnel serving up meatballs.

cumberlandreds
07-10-2022, 05:38 PM
Just got in a little while ago. 10-3 Reds. Who are these guys? As I say this the Rays hit 2homers. This one ain't over.

WVRedsFan
07-10-2022, 05:39 PM
Kuhnel serving up meatballs.

He's been horrible lately. Sit down, Kuhnel

OldFashionedRed
07-10-2022, 05:39 PM
10-5 Reds. Same team they were before Stephenson. A team that can score, and give it all back with the bullpen.

cumberlandreds
07-10-2022, 05:42 PM
10-5 Reds middle of the 8th.

SomeCallMeTim
07-10-2022, 05:42 PM
He's been horrible lately. Sit down, Kuhnel

Execute order 66.

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Tony Cloninger
07-10-2022, 05:45 PM
Moreta at least shut me up. He was great.

cumberlandreds
07-10-2022, 05:50 PM
Off we go to the 9th. 10-5 Reds

Ky Fried Redleg
07-10-2022, 06:01 PM
I was there. I remember Bobby Tolan out there. Could be wrong. For a while Rose started in CF with Tolan in RF because Tolan couldn't get used to the Terrace in Crosley Field.

Tolan started the first game of the DH at center. Bench started at CF in the second game(Aaron 3,000 hit game). Starting outfield was McRae , Bench, and Rose .

Bench replaced Pat Corales in the 9th and caught innings 9-15.

Bench only played CF one other time, nine days later against the Padres. Started 8 games at left , 7 in right and 2 in center in 1970.

cumberlandreds
07-10-2022, 06:01 PM
Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeep!

kaldaniels
07-10-2022, 06:02 PM
First sweep of the year.

Worst-run team sweeps the best-run team.

So goes baseball.

Tony Cloninger
07-10-2022, 06:04 PM
I would have preferred they do this against those Damn Yankees.

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First sweep of the year.

Worst-run team sweeps the best-run team.

So goes baseball.

I think the Angels. Mariners. Rockies are down there too.

cumberlandreds
07-10-2022, 06:06 PM
I would have preferred they do this against those Damn Yankees.

I will take it against anyone.

mth123
07-10-2022, 06:07 PM
Tolan started the first game of the DH at center. Bench started at CF in the second game(Aaron 3,000 hit game). Starting outfield was McRae , Bench, and Rose .

Bench replaced Pat Corales in the 9th and caught innings 9-15.

Bench only played CF one other time, nine days later against the Padres. Played 8 games at left , 7 in right and 2 in center in his career.

I was there and didn't even remember that. I knew Bench played CF a couple times. Evidently I witnessed one of them, but don't remember at all.

cumberlandreds
07-10-2022, 06:08 PM
Tolan started the first game of the DH at center. Bench started at CF in the second game(Aaron 3,000 hit game). Starting outfield was McRae , Bench, and Rose .

Bench replaced Pat Corales in the 9th and caught innings 9-15.

Bench only played CF one other time, nine days later against the Padres. Played 8 games at left , 7 in right and 2 in center in his career.

One of those radiio games I posted Bench started in RF. It was a 2nd game of a doubleheader.

kaldaniels
07-10-2022, 06:09 PM
I would have preferred they do this against those Damn Yankees.

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I think the Angels. Mariners. Rockies are down there too.

Mariners are fine.

“Where are you gonna go” is the tiebreaker for me.

Kc61
07-10-2022, 06:11 PM
LOL, Reds messing up the 2023 Draft Lottery.

Big Klu
07-10-2022, 06:13 PM
Just noticed the 1966 Cubs went 59-103 even though they had 4 HOFers on the team. Who was the 4th?


Tolan started the first game of the DH at center. Bench started at CF in the second game(Aaron 3,000 hit game). Starting outfield was McRae , Bench, and Rose .

Bench replaced Pat Corales in the 9th and caught innings 9-15.

Bench only played CF one other time, nine days later against the Padres. Played 8 games at left , 7 in right and 2 in center in his career.

Actually, Bench made 55 career appearances in LF, and another 55 appearances in RF. He did make only 2 appearances in CF, though.

Ironman92
07-10-2022, 07:00 PM
Fun winÖ.great BABIP today. Rays struggled on defense.

Go Reds

Ky Fried Redleg
07-10-2022, 07:29 PM
Actually, Bench made 55 career appearances in LF, and another 55 appearances in RF. He did make only 2 appearances in CF, though.

Klu, I meant to say John made 17 starts in the outfield, not appearances. He started 8 times in left, 7 in right, and 2 in center.

Ron Madden
07-10-2022, 08:38 PM
The Reds closed their 11-game homestand with a 6-5 record against Atlanta, the New York Mets, Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay.

6-5 is better than I thought they'd do going into the homestand

traderumor
07-10-2022, 08:43 PM
should have been 7-4, had that rubber game of Mets series...Strickland grrrr

Big Klu
07-10-2022, 09:01 PM
Klu, I meant to say John made 17 starts in the outfield, not appearances. He started 8 times in left, 7 in right, and 2 in center.

Right. He started 8 games in LF, 7 in RF, and 2 in CF in 1970. He also made sporadic starts in LF and RF in other seasons throughout his career.

Johnny Bench's OF Starts
1970: LF (8), CF (2), RF (7)
1971: LF (8), RF (2)
1972: RF (17)
1973: RF (22)
1975: LF (15), RF (3)
1976: LF (3)
1977: LF (6), RF (1)
1978: LF (1), RF (1)

Johnny Bench's OF Appearances (including non-starts)
1970: LF (15), CF (2), RF (7)
1971: LF (10), RF (3)
1972: RF (17)
1973: RF (23)
1975: LF (16), RF (3)
1976: LF (5)
1977: LF (7), RF (1)
1978: LF (1), RF (1)
1983: LF (1)

Ironman92
07-10-2022, 11:09 PM
Sunday Night Baseball….huge game between Red Sox and Yankees and Stanton up in a 1 run game in the 7th and the umpire called 3 strikes on Stanton that were all decently out of the zone.

Criminal and as a baseball fan watching a big game, just takes away the excitement of the battle

Ky Fried Redleg
07-10-2022, 11:19 PM
Sunday Night Baseball….huge game between Red Sox and Yankees and Stanton up in a 1 run game in the 7th and the umpire called 3 strikes on Stanton that were all decently out of the zone.

Criminal and as a baseball fan watching a big game, just takes away the excitement of the battle

As a baseball purist, and I'm as pure as you will find when it comes to baseball, this i one area that needs to be addressed. There are a bunch of umpires who are just woefully bad at making consistent ball/strike calls. It pains me to have to say it but I see no real choice but to address the problem with technology.

Sea Ray
07-11-2022, 12:23 PM
The Reds closed their 11-game homestand with a 6-5 record against Atlanta, the New York Mets, Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay.

6-5 is better than I thought they'd do going into the homestand

I think we're seeing how valuable Tyler Stephenson is to this team. Getting him back was huge