Daily Archives: April 14, 2010

April 14, 2010

MLB Network to Air Batting Practice

Secaucus, N.J., April 14, 2010 – Fans will get an inside look at pregame activities as MLB Network uses its Ballpark Cam system to produce Batting Practice, a 30-minute show featuring live footage from ballparks around Major League Baseball. MLB Network’s Greg Amsinger and Harold Reynolds will host the debut program on Friday, April 16 at 5:30 p.m. ET and take viewers inside batting practice to watch and analyze position players warming up in batting cages and on the field. The show will also include live interviews on Ballpark Cam with players, managers, coaches and announcers.

MLB Network’s high-definition Ballpark Cam system is robotically controlled from MLB Network’s studios in Secaucus, New Jersey, and cameras are currently installed in the dugout and centerfield locations at 13 MLB ballparks. The Ballpark Cams, used regularly for updates and pregame and post-game interviews within MLB Tonight, MLB Network’s live, nightly studio show, are being installed in remaining MLB ballparks throughout the 2010 season.

Batting Practice will air regularly on weeknights at 5:30 p.m. ET throughout the 2010 Championship Season, following MLB Network’s simulcast of MLB.com’s Fantasy 411 at 5:00 p.m. ET. MLB Tonight, the signature program of MLB Network during the regular season, airs live beginning at 6:00 p.m. ET until the final MLB game of the night ends each Monday through Friday, featuring live look-ins of games in progress, updates, highlights, reporting and analysis.

For more information and to find MLB Network in your area, go to www.MLBNetwork.com, www.Facebook.com/MLBNetwork, and www.Twitter.com/MLBNetwork.

April 14, 2010

The Daily Brief: Taking Their Time

Last Game
The Reds continued to show the world that they like baseball so much, they’ll take on extras without fear. The Reds batters picked up the slack for Bronson Arroyo’s crappy start and won it in the 11th.

Next Game
The Reds have guaranteed a tie of the series with the Marlins. They send out Homer Bailey for the series win against Chris Volstad today at 7:10pm EDT. The game is available on FSN-OH and 700 WLW.

Tell Us What You Really Think, Thom
In the opening game against the Marlins, Thom Brenneman was talking during a commercial break and saying what all of us think whenever Mike Lincoln enters the game, “This game’s about to go into the shitter.” Unfortunately for him, his mic was on, and Redleg Nation has the video. Despite the “indecency”, I have a feeling that Thom will outlast Lincoln.

What to Say to Sound Smart at the Water Cooler
The Reds have won 5 of the 8 games they’ve played, yet no starting pitcher has a winning decision because the winning runs have come in the final at-bat.

April 14, 2010

Reds 10, Marlins 8: Undefeated in Extras

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Marlins (4-4)010040030008111
W: Owings (2-0) L: Meyer (0-1) S: Cordero (4)


It was bound to happen. After an improbable number of good starts in a row–with an ERA of 2.08 over his last 19 starts–Bad-rroyo finally made his return.

Yes, Bronson Arroyo was bad last night. It wasn’t Bad-rroyo’s triumphant return, though, because, for the second night in a row, the Reds won in extra innings. Arroyo allowed 5 runs in 6 innings, all earned.

Despite the crappy starting pitching, things were actually looking good for the Reds. The offense had two 3-run innings, thanks to home runs from Jonny Gomes and Ryan Hanigan. Then the bullpen had a hiccup.

Logan Ondrusek started the 8th inning looking strong, despite his comical tallness. He struck out the first two Marlins, but then let things fall apart as the game was quickly tied on a Cody Ross homer.

But the rest of the bullpen didn’t give up, and neither did the Reds’ offense. The relievers never allowed another run, and Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips drove in a couple in the top of the 11th to give the Reds the lead. Francisco Cordero finished the game for the save.

The Reds are on a bit of a hot streak, having won 3 in a row and 5 of their last 6. They are in second place, 1/2 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals.