March 11, 2007

Reds vs. Pirates 3/11

Eric Milton will make his third start of the spring today as the Reds host the Pirates in Sarasota. Coming off a come-from-behind win against the Indians last night, the Reds ought to be in a good state of mind to deal with the Buccos.


32 comments to “Reds vs. Pirates 3/11”

  1. smartelf says:

    Well I got burned by daylight savings time, even though Marty warned us yesterday. I didn’t realize this was a new date for DST so I expected my computer to update automatically but it didn’t happen.

    Anyhow 1st inning just ended and Milton has been given a 4-0 lead. He looked good and the Pirates pitcher looked very bad. The Reds batted around.

  2. smartelf says:

    AGON just made a great play. Wish I could see it instead of hear it.

  3. BubbaFan says:

    I had to work this morning. Just got out.

    One of my coworkers came in and immediately ragged on me for signing in at 8am. It was 7am! Er, no it wasn’t. She had no clue DST was this weekend.

  4. Redsfan68 says:

    Milton didn’t like our lead so he promptly squandered it….

  5. BubbaFan says:

    And Ligtenberg gives up the tying run. Though Bay is a damned good hitter.

  6. BubbaFan says:

    I’m watching the Yankees game while listening to the Reds game. Cleveland is at Legends Field.

    Rough game for A-Rod. Someone hit a liner off him. It bounced off him and Jeter caught it, making the play. Then A-Rod got HBP.

  7. Redsfan68 says:

    If the yanks would pay 2/3rd of his salary, I’d love to have A-ROD on our team

  8. Redsfan68 says:

    Freel scores on double play attempt by Bucks 5-4 Reds

  9. BubbaFan says:

    And the Reds pull ahead, 5-4. Freel just beats the throw to the plate. Pirates announcers don’t think he beat it.

  10. Redsfan68 says:

    Gil gets RBI Fielders Choice

    then promply gets picked off first

  11. BubbaFan says:

    I think I read an article yesterday that said they thought baserunning was the part of the game that Gil most needed to work on.

  12. BubbaFan says:

    Coffey strikes out the side. Impressive.

    Our new closer?

  13. smartelf says:

    They tried Coffey at closer last year and the pressure was too much for him.. but he may get another shot eventually.

  14. Red Hot Mama says:

    Coffey’s only 26 and a sweet ol’ Southern boy. Maybe he’ll get jaded enough to close out games before too long.

    Hi, everyone!

  15. Red Hot Mama says:

    Salmon not doing so often, then. He’s being replaced. Marty said that Milton was replaced in the middle of the third, too. I missed that part, but I can believe it.

    You know, I wouldn’t mind bumping Milton down the totem pole if anyone could demonstrate that they’d be a better #3 than him.

  16. BubbaFan says:

    Hi, RHM! How was the party?

    I think Salmon is headed for Louisville…

  17. Red Hot Mama says:

    Love Shack on the mound!

  18. Red Hot Mama says:

    “Salmon not doing so often”?? What the heck did that mean? I’m clearly not all well, yet.

    The party was OK. There’s never quite enough room to sit, and I didn’t want to touch any of the kids with this sickness I still have, but the cake was good and the company was fine.

    Before the party we went to play lazer tag. I was too sick to participate, but I’m looking forward to next time. Always fun to shoot your brothers!

  19. BubbaFan says:

    Arrghhh. Belhorn. He’s not looking nearly as good as he was in the first week.

  20. Red Hot Mama says:

    Damn, after Bellhorn boots a routine grounder, the bases were loaded and Shack gave up a two-run hit. Then, in the run-down between third and home, Shack was called for interfering with the runner.

    Sometimes, just nothing goes your way.

  21. BubbaFan says:

    Well, that was ugly… 😛

  22. Red Hot Mama says:

    Apparently he had only one good week’s worth of play in him! I’m glad to find out out now, personally.

    8-6 Pirates. Gah.

  23. Red Hot Mama says:

    Finally, the top of the seventh is over!

  24. BubbaFan says:

    I’m listening to the Pittsburgh announcers. They think Moeller should be the one to get the error. They think he made a bad throw, and that’s what really went wrong on that play.

  25. Red Hot Mama says:

    Castro with a 2-run homer to tie it at 8-8. Yippee!

  26. Red Hot Mama says:

    Gil with the stand-up double down the 3rd base line. Nice!

  27. Red Hot Mama says:

    It’s beautiful outside, so I can’t let this opportunity to play in the yard with my kid go by. I’ll be darting in and out for the rest of the game.

  28. Red Hot Mama says:

    Reds lead it 9-8 thanks to Norris Hopper. Love those late-inning Pirates’ pitchers.

    Now Votto at the plate.

  29. BubbaFan says:

    And Votto just misses a home run. A looooong out.

    Inning over, but the Reds re-took the lead.

  30. Red Hot Mama says:

    Votto’s definitely going to be something, and pretty soon.

  31. Red Hot Mama says:

    “And this one belongs to the Reds!” Reds win it 8-9.

  32. BubbaFan says:

    Well, that was a rather adventurous game, but it ended well.

    Four errors though…yech.