April 4, 2007

Game 2: Reds versus Cubs

Finally, the off-day is over and baseball is back. It's even in the evening time, so I can watch on t.v. Too bad the t.v.'s in a different room from the computer these days.

For the Cubs:
Soriano - CF
Jones - RF
Lee - 1B
Ramirez - 3B
Floyd - LF
Barrett - C
DeRosa - 2B
Izturis - SS
Lilly - P

And Now…Your Cincinnati Reds
Ryan Freel - CF
Brandon Phillips - 2B
Adam Dunn - LF
Edwin Encarnación - 3B
Ken Griffey, Jr. - RF
Jeff Conine - 1B
Alex Gonzalez - SS
David Ross - C
Bronson Arroyo - P

Dunn's out of the two-hole, apparently because Griffey's dropped to fifth. Gotta love Narron's inability to leave the line-up alone!

Hey, today's a special day: Red Hot Mama is 2! More on that later, but let's win one for the birthday girl, fellas.

Go Reds!

42 comments to “Game 2: Reds versus Cubs”

  1. Red Hot Mama says:

    Well, not ONLY because Jr.’s batting fifth; Hatte’s out of the line-up as well. But moving Jr down is noteworthy, I think.

  2. BubbaFan says:

    I think the lineup is tweaked for Lilly (former Yankee). He’s tough on lefties.

  3. Redsfan68 says:

    good to see a RHM Gamethread !

  4. Red Hot Mama says:

    I’m sure you’re right, BF. Last season, though, it would have been Griffey batting third and Dunn fifth. These are the trivial thoughts that flit through my mind in the first few games of the season.

    As for “tweaking” the line-up, this is Narron’s SOP.

    Redsfan68 – Glad to be here! The CTS gave me the laptop for a while, so I can even comment!

  5. Redsfan68 says:

    2 nice plays by Conine !

  6. Red Hot Mama says:

    Second strike-out for Arroyo. This is a great camera angle. I’ve missed baseball on t.v.

  7. Red Hot Mama says:

    Are you guys seeing Brantley and Thom? Brantley’s less annoying on t.v. than on th radio, but I still prefer Chris Welsh.

  8. Red Hot Mama says:

    Did he just say “ba-da-bing, ba-da-bang”?

  9. Red Hot Mama says:

    All right! Griffey walks and we’ve got a runner!

  10. hammer1 says:

    what exactly was Conine tryind to do with that pitch.

  11. Red Hot Mama says:

    Well, they stranded him, but at least it wasn’t 3 up, 3 down.

  12. hammer1 says:

    need to get Bronson up !

  13. hammer1 says:

    mlb.tv is about 30 seconds behind it seems, sorry for late posts.

  14. Red Hot Mama says:

    He got his homers against the Cubs last year, you know!

  15. Red Hot Mama says:

    Bronson looks real good, fyi. Jeff Brantley is obsessed with the fact that he didn’t throw many curveballs in spring training games but keeps throwing them in this game.

  16. Red Hot Mama says:

    Brantley just referred to a pitch as being “right at [the batter’s] nugget”. What does that mean?

    Five strike-outs now. He’s going to take the title from Harang.

  17. hammer1 says:

    alas, I have the sound down, as my 6 year old is trying to fall asleep next to me and my laptop. So I can’t hear the verbal stylings of one Mr. Brantley.

    Never heard of a batter’s nugget before. You sure he didn’t say ‘mullet’ ? :)

  18. Red Hot Mama says:

    Since 1960, Arroyo is one of only three pitchers to make their major league debut as a pinch hitter. Huh.

  19. Red Hot Mama says:

    :laugh: mullet. Heh.

  20. hammer1 says:

    was that a World Series ring on Jeff Brantley’s finger?

  21. BubbaFan says:

    Cy Lilly. If this is how he pitches when he’s got the flu, he should get the flu more often.

  22. Redsfan68 says:

    ouch 2-0 cubs

  23. BubbaFan says:

    What happened? Why is everyone suddenly cussing out Ross?

  24. Redsfan68 says:

    let a pop up bunt drop, should have been a double play.

  25. Redsfan68 says:

    Now its snowing !

  26. BubbaFan says:

    Did he get an error?

  27. Redsfan68 says:

    no, fielders choice. Out at second, but the run scores

  28. Redsfan68 says:

    7*K for Bronson

  29. hammer1 says:

    I just played ‘whack a cub’. Hopefully it will get us going. Score was 91 after a very slow start.

  30. Redsfan68 says:

    stolen base for freel !

    Dunn almost hits it out !

    Now 2-1

  31. Red Hot Mama says:

    Dang it, that play at the plate was pretty darn important, but now even doing that right would have saved the Reds.

  32. Red Hot Mama says:

    Burton’s not looking so hot, eh?

    Sorry to go silent on you there, guys. The CTS needed the computer for a while.

  33. Redsfan68 says:

    you haven’t missed much

  34. BubbaFan says:

    And to think, Santos was the one who almost didn’t make the team.

  35. Red Hot Mama says:

    Damn. At least he wasn’t caught looking (?)

  36. Red Hot Mama says:

    Here’s a question for you: why did Dumpster suck for the Reds? Was he just saving himself to be overpaid by the Cubs?

  37. Red Hot Mama says:

    Ouch. A night where the balls just aren’t carrying hurts my Redlegs.

  38. BubbaFan says:

    I think it’s the Rule of Rejected Pitchers. Kinda like Jeff Weaver sucked like a black hole when he was a Yankee, but turned into an ace for the Cards.

    Sidney Ponson is probably going to be a Cy Young winner this year. [img]http://www.red-hot-mama.com/images/emoticons/pm/rolleyes.gif[/img]

  39. BubbaFan says:

    Sigh. They should have pulled Arroyo earlier. The double to Sori and the pitch count were a warning. Those two runs in the 8th were the back-breaker.

  40. Red Hot Mama says:

    If Sidney Ponson is the Cy Young winner this year, I’ll eat a Reds program.