March 18, 2007

3/18 Reds Versus Braves

C. Trent has the line-ups for today's game:

Alex Gonzalez SS
Scott Hatteberg 1B
Brandon Phillips 2B
Adam Dunn LF
Edwin Encarnación 3B
Josh Hamilton CF
Jeff Conine RF
David Ross C
Aaron Harang RHP

Kelly Johnson 2B
Pete Orr 3B
Jeff Francoeur RF
Matt Diaz LF
Doug Clark CF
Scott Thorman 1B
Brayan Pena C
Tony Pena SS
Buddy Carlyle P

Looks pretty close to what the Reds are going to be running out there on a semi-regular basis this season. C. Trent also says that the Reds who have been hurtin'--Ryan Freel, Bubba Crosby, Elizardo Ramirez, Bill Bray, and maybe Gary Majewski--ought to be available by Wednesday.

It's my brother-in-law's birthday party today, so I'll miss at least part of the game in favor of cake and ice cream, but if anyone's feeling like commenting on the game here, I'd love to read what you have to say.

40 comments to “3/18 Reds Versus Braves”

  1. smartelf says:

    Francoeur with a 2 run HR.

  2. smartelf says:

    AGON draws the leadoff walk.

  3. smartelf says:

    AGON thrown out stealing. I am not sure why he is leading off, and I am def. not sure why he is trying to steal.

    Now a basehit by Phillips off the shortstops glove.

  4. smartelf says:

    Base hit Dunn. Phillips makes it in to 3B.

  5. smartelf says:

    Edwin grounds out. 2-0 Braves lead after 1.

  6. smartelf says:

    Harang surrendered a solo homerun. 3-0 Braves.

  7. smartelf says:

    Braves scored one more in the top of the 4th but stranded the bases full… so its 4-0 Braves.

  8. smartelf says:

    Ross hits one off the wall, and Francoer nails him at 2B. What an arm!

  9. BubbaFan says:

    Just got out of work.

    Another hit for A-Gon. Brilliant, batting him leadoff. 😉

  10. smartelf says:

    Only 2 of the runs were earned for Harang, because Phillips committed an error before Francoeur’s home run in the 1st inning.

  11. smartelf says:

    Gonzalez singled on a ball thru the middle, and then scores on a double by Hatteberg. 4-1.

  12. smartelf says:

    Working on a sunday after St. Patrick’s Day? Obviously yo are not Irish.

  13. smartelf says:

    So Harang’s day is done after a LONG 5 innings. New pitcher is Brian Shackelford.

  14. smartelf says:

    Valentin playing 1B catches a line drive.

  15. smartelf says:

    Soft liner to AGON. 2 quick outs.

  16. BubbaFan says:

    My Italian boss is a slavedriver. 😛

    Big project is supposed to go out on Thursday. That should be the end of overtime for me.

    Unfortunately, deadline day is the day the Yanks come to Sarasota. I was hoping to take that day off, but it’s not looking good at this point.

  17. smartelf says:

    Phillips makes a diving stab but it goes off his glove, so the batter wound up on 2B. An infield double by Tony Pena. He comes into score on a base hit by PH Schaeffer.

  18. smartelf says:

    5-1 lead heading into the bottom of the 6th.

  19. BubbaFan says:

    Meanwhile, the Yanks are beating the Pirates like a red-headed stepchild. Seven runs scored in the inning so far, including a grand slam by Giambi.

  20. smartelf says:

    Ross with an RBI double cuts the lead to 5-2.

  21. smartelf says:

    Valentin with a hit to LF, bringing up Dunn who now represents the tying run.

  22. smartelf says:

    5-3 score on a fielders choice.

  23. smartelf says:

    Braves got one back in the top of the 8th, Denorfia strikes out with 2 runners on in the bottom of the frame. heading to the 9th, Redlegs down by 3 runs.

  24. smartelf says:

    Valentin leading off for the Reds, bottom of the 9th.

  25. smartelf says:

    Valentin is retired. Bunt single by Hopper keeps hope alive.

  26. smartelf says:

    Full count to Gil. Ball 4. Tying run comes to the plate.

  27. smartelf says:

    Its Anderson Machado. First pitch swinging on a ball that was very high. Takes the next pitch, its a 1-1 count.

  28. smartelf says:

    2-1 count. Ball 3, high and away. 3-1 count. Take ball 4… BASES LOADED for Paul Janish!

  29. smartelf says:

    Takes on a high pitch but its called a strike, and Thom Brennaman does not like the borderline call. Next pitch down the pipe. 0-2 count.

  30. BubbaFan says:

    This team never quits. You have to give them that.

  31. smartelf says:

    Check swing, they appeal, he did not go around. 1-2 count. High and away fastball, now its a 2-2 count.

  32. smartelf says:

    Bloop single! 1 run scores, bases still loaded. 6-4 only 1 out.

  33. smartelf says:

    Moeller groundball eats up the second baseman, safe all around! 6-5 game, bases still loaded with 1 out.

  34. smartelf says:

    Bellhorn pops out, 2 outs.

  35. smartelf says:

    Here comes Jorgensen to PH… down to the final out, tying run on 3rd.

  36. smartelf says:

    Quickly 0-2. Fouled away. HIGH 1-2 count.

  37. smartelf says:

    Strike 3 swinging on a high fastball. Reds lose 6-5.

  38. BubbaFan says:


    Well, they made it interesting, anyway.

  39. Red Hot Mama says:

    Drat! Looks like I’m moments too late.

    6-5, huh? I heard 0-4 at one point on the radio, so I’m glad to see that they didn’t give up without a fight.

  40. smartelf says:

    We ran ourselves out of a couple runs and innings, we made a couple of errors… a winnable game, but hey its spring training so what can you do? The team def. shows a lot of heart though and that’s good.