March 8, 2007

Reds Vs Tigers 3/8

Line-ups courtesy of C. Trent.

Freel CF
Hateberg 1B
Encarnacion 3B
Dunn LF
Phillips 2B
Hamilton RF
Gonzalez SS
Ross C
Harang P

Granderson CF
Polanco 2B
Sheffield LF
Ordonez RF
Rodriguez C
Inge 3B
Shelton 1B
Infante SS
Robertson P

140 comments to “Reds Vs Tigers 3/8”

  1. Zeldink says:

    I hope you both feel better soon.

  2. Red Hot Mama says:

    Thanks guys. I hope so too. 🙂

    Through four, the Tigers still lead 4-1, but the door is opening. The Reds can come back!

  3. smartelf says:

    Ross strikes out. You know David is not looking good so far. Anyone know how LaRue is doing for KC? Let the second-guessing begin!

  4. smartelf says:

    Wow LaRue has 2 homers and a slugging pct of 1.286 to go with a .429 BA and OBP.

  5. smartelf says:

    Buck is hanging with him with a .600 BA and 1 homer. Should be quite a battle for the starting job.

    Freel with a diving catch!

  6. smartelf says:

    Dunn covers a lot of ground to make the catch. 2 outs.

  7. smartelf says:

    Grsnderson steals 2B. Magglio Ordonez at the plate. basehit to LF, runner comes in to score.

    It’s not looking good.

  8. smartelf says:

    Meadows is pitcing this inning btw… chopper off of Edwin’s glove, they rule it a basehit, do or die play. Runners on 1st and 2nd, 2 outs, Inge coming up. 5-1 Tigers with the lead.

  9. smartelf says:

    Machado makes the play himself.

  10. Zeldink says:

    Perhaps this will be the day the Reds are stopped. It would be kind of funny, coming the day after a tie, like they’d run out of steam.

  11. Red Hot Mama says:

    Now the Reds trail 5-1. This is not looking good for keeping their loss-less streak alive.

  12. Red Hot Mama says:

    I’m not sure that LaRue would be doing as well for the Reds–motivation from the change of scenery and all–but there’s no question in my mind that the Reds should have been shopping Ross around while he was so high.

    Of course, maybe they were.

  13. smartelf says:

    Any chance for Janish to make the club over Castro? Probably not, but Castro proving he still can’t hit, and Janish has done pretty good offensively so far this spring.

  14. Red Hot Mama says:

    Machado, Freel, and Hatteberg were out so fast that Steve Stewart has asked John Fay to stick around for the top of the next inning. He didn’t even completely answer one question!

    Now, I didn’t dream Machado going to the Rockies, did I? Didn’t they have him actually start a few games at short?

  15. Red Hot Mama says:

    I doubt that offensive prowess would be enough to get Janish on the team over Castro. They know that Castro doesn’t hit and they’re OK with it. If Janish were to out-do him defensively, on the other hand…

  16. smartelf says:

    AGON climbs the ladder to make a great catch, robbing Infante of a hit.

  17. Red Hot Mama says:

    Agon with the nice play. 😉

  18. smartelf says:

    Gosling is pitching this inning.

    Deep home run by Wilson off of Gosling. 6-1 tigers.

  19. smartelf says:

    Pop out ends the inning. John Fay pretty much said a lot of nothing. The #5 starter is up fror grabs, with Saarloos being the favorite, and Hamilton is 95% probablity to make the club. Bailey will almost certainly start the year in AAA but will get the call sooner or later, maybe sooner.

  20. smartelf says:

    Livingston was pretty impressive against the Yankees yesterday. Not sure we should rule him out. Fay acknowledged Belisle has the best stuff of the #5 candidates… basically our staff is way deeper than it has been in recent years. We have a lot of options.

  21. Red Hot Mama says:

    Enough with the non-Reds home runs!

  22. Red Hot Mama says:

    I think you’re being too generous with John Fay; I thought he said some kind of dumb things. Like that last comment about how the team still doesn’t know how they’re going to score enough runs. Um, so far, so good.

    Furthermore, he consistently mispronounced Saarloos’s name, even after Steve Stewart said it correctly. He’s a reporter; doesn’t he talk to these guys?

  23. Red Hot Mama says:

    BUBBA ALERT! He’s pinch running at second.

  24. Red Hot Mama says:

    Woo-hoo! 2 RBI triple for Gil! 6-3 Tigers.

  25. Zeldink says:

    Gil cuts the lead in half! He’s looking like anything BUT a fish out of water.

    Forgive me for the bad pun. I’ve been listening to Steve Stewart.

  26. Red Hot Mama says:

    Listening to Steve Stewart today makes me like Brantley even less. I’m a sucker for a bad pun!

    I also love that he uses “whom” and pronounces the r in “February.”

  27. Zeldink says:

    Go Gonzalez!

  28. smartelf says:

    No doubt the offense disappeared down the stretch last season, but I don’t think it is likely Dunn struggles like that again at the beginning of the season and I expect Phillips to start off strong. Kearns is basically a #6 hitter with historical injuries, I don’t see how his trade can be considered a major detriment to the offense. Felipe was a nice little spark plug, but we went with superior defense, and I think Phillips can bat high in the order, so again, no big deal. Yea Griffey and Conine are old so you don’t really know what you are gonna get from them… but I think Hamilton and Bubba are inversely young and might surprise some people. They are both first round draft choices that haven’t had much of a chance to show what they can do. I think either one can be as good if not better than Kearns.

    Sure there are some question marks, so I can see where he is going with that… Edwin is still pretty Green and he is being expected to be a major run producer. I think their is validity that there are more questions on offense than there are with the pitching, but there are questions on both units and with every team this time of year so you take it with a grain of salt and sort of trust it will work itself out one way or the other. I certainly don’t think we are mediocre in either area.

  29. smartelf says:

    Gil might be a nice little player somewhere down the road. i think he has to put another year of AAA under his belt but he has nice extra base ability. I don’t think they have decided upon his position either.. he plays SS, 2B and OF.

  30. smartelf says:

    Stewart will find a home somewhere… I miss him too.. he is too good to go unemployed.

  31. smartelf says:

    Machado walks… bases loaded for Votto!

  32. smartelf says:

    Votto strikes out… and RHM you are right a lot of Tigers fans applauding.

    It’s up to Bellhorn now!

  33. Red Hot Mama says:

    After six the Tigers lead just 6-4.

  34. smartelf says:

    They get Bellhorn at 1B. They cut the lead to 6-4 heading into the 7th. Never say die!

  35. smartelf says:

    Even the mighty Yankees are going with defense, by playing Mientkiwics at 1B instead of another big bopper. Small ball is in these days.

  36. smartelf says:

    Miscommunication results in a dropped ball in shallow RF.

  37. smartelf says:

    Shot down the LF line past Bellhorn who is now playing 3B. Runners on 2nd and 3rd. No out or 1 out? The scoreboard says 1, but there are no outs. Who the heck is pitching? A lefty I think…maybe Stanton?

  38. smartelf says:

    Infield basehit…bases loaded no outs. 15 hits for the Tigers today.
    Scoreboard still showing 1 out.

  39. Red Hot Mama says:

    Tigers have the bases loaded after Moeller failed to get the guy at first. Steve said it was a tough play, but golly.

  40. smartelf says:

    Dewayne Wise caught the ball in RF corner, it was foul and results in a run scored, SAC FLY.

  41. smartelf says:

    There are 2 outs..Steve Stewart missed a batter somewhere.

  42. smartelf says:

    Shelton called out on strikes. 7-4 now.

  43. smartelf says:

    As long as Gil is still in the game, we have a chance.

  44. smartelf says:

    Pop out by Moeller.

  45. smartelf says:

    Bubba, Gil, and Hamilton are the next 3 hitters.

  46. smartelf says:

    Bubba flys out to CF.

  47. Red Hot Mama says:

    You never know, man. Everyone with a bat is dangerous. :hehe:

    You know, for as much defense as this team is supposed to have and as little offense, the score is awfully 7-4.

  48. smartelf says:

    Gil grounds out. The rally will have to wait till next inning.

  49. Red Hot Mama says:

    My boy’s sitting here with me, and really wants me to use the HA sign. So I’ll have to think of something appropriate to its usage…

    Boy, that inning was awesome! :ha: