March 26, 2007

3/26 Reds Versus Red Sox

We're just about to head off to the game, so be on the lookout for more photos forthcoming. Josh Katzowitz filling in for C. Trent has the line-up:

CF Ryan Freel
LF Adam Dunn
2B Brandon Phillips
RF Ken Griffey, Jr.
3B Edwin Encarnación
1B Scott Hatteberg
SS Alex Gonzalez
C David Ross
P Bobby Livingston

I guess Hatteberg is feeling better, and I'm glad to hear it. We do not need Dunn trying to fill in at first again.

In other news, Mark Bellhorn was cut today and has a couple days to decide whether he wants to accept minor league assignment. Also cut were Ryan Jorgenson, Anderson Machado, and Dewayne Wise.

7 comments to “3/26 Reds Versus Red Sox”

  1. smartelf says:

    1) THis character “Dice K” when pitching in full wind-up mode, pauses for a long time at the top of the wind up. IS THAT LEGAL? I am guessing sometimes he pauses longer than other times… this seems illegal.. what’s stopping him from pausing for 5 seconds? What is the time limit on something like that?

    2) Livingston looks outstanding so far.

  2. smartelf says:

    Then he pitches really fast out of the stretch… I think he has better control pitching from the stretch.

  3. BubbaFan says:

    A lot of Japanese pitchers do that. Chien-Ming Wang does the same thing. He struggled pitching with runners on early last season, and I think that pause is one reason.

  4. smartelf says:

    Yea Hideo Nomo did that too I am pretty sure… it just seems kinda gimicky… I think they are trying to screw with our timing by changing their pause duration occasionally.

  5. BubbaFan says:

    I don’t think it’s just that. Wang really has a hard time if he can’t pause like that.

    Nice throw by Hamilton.

  6. Red Hot Mama says:

    Daisuke did have an untraditional mound presence, and didn’t give up any hits, but he also walked his share of guys. Hardly the kind of domination you’d expect to pay $100 million for.

  7. BubbaFan says:

    Matsuzaka had a bad day. For him.

    The knock on him has always been walks. But I think he’ll be fine. I really wish the Yanks had gotten him. I think he’s going to be a monster on the mound for the Sox.

    What was he doing running around the field after the game, though?