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Game Thread: Spring Training Game One

The Reds and Indians kick off their Cactus League season this afternoon. As noted yesterday, Tony Cingrani will get the start for your beloved Redlegs.

You can listen to the game through WLW or MLB.com. Even better, you can discuss the game right here, at Redleg Nation.

Go Reds.

101 thoughts on “Game Thread: Spring Training Game One

  1. Repost from prediction thread…….. 103 wins. 8 starting pitchers. 3 Center Fielders. 3 catchers. And my boldest prediction: One of the Opening Day outfield starters will be traded.

    Whaddaya think?

  2. Marty’s back on the radio and WLW is streaming the pregame. Life is good again.

    • Marty’s back on the radio and WLW is streaming the pregame.Life is good again.

      Marty and Dusty sure seem to like reminding eachother how good they both look.

  3. @seat101: Like it! I could see Ludwick traded, Choo moved to left, and Hamilton brought up (If he tears it up at Louisville)! Now talk about exciting…

    So great to have baseball back… Been missing it…

  4. @brasp01: I don’t see that happening. I think Ludwick has more value to the Reds than he’d bring in a trade to somebody else. And his contract is back loaded to be unappealing and tough to trade.

  5. Off topic, but I’m suprised Francisco Rodriguez hasn’t hooked on with anyone yet. His reputation must really precede him. Still, if he could be had on a minor league deal at this point, I’m jumping all over it (as I don’t completely trust Ondrusek/Arredondo). His ERA was 4.38 last year, but the peripherals were pretty strong. He’s only 31.

    72ip
    72k
    31bb
    65h

  6. There are three outfielders, though I admit I don’t see the Reds trading Bruce.

  7. Way to go Choo! Best thing he could have possibly done without swinging the bat!

  8. I’m in Athens, about 125 miles from WLW. I can *barely* pick up the signal on a portable radio, but only if I use headphones. And using the headphones makes the right channel not work. This setup is far from desirable, but it is still a great feeling to have Reds games back. Also, is anyone streaming the WLW feed from online?

  9. That’s the way to pick up a run with less than 2 outs! Dang if the Reds aren’t playing baseball.

  10. @dc937: if you spring for an audio subscription to mlb.com, you can listen. the whole year is about $20 (and no, I don’t get a commission from mlb for mentioning this!)

  11. I think I figured out somebody who is NOT making the Cleveland Indians’ roster on opening day!

  12. Hooked in the 1st inning of the 1st game. This offense is going to be lethal.

  13. I thought the Indians were going to have the best outfield defense in baseball? How does a ball drop between Bourn and Stubbs?

    • I thought the Indians were going to have the best outfield defense in baseball? How does a ball drop between Bourn and Stubbs?

      Look up irony and that’s what will appear. I bet Choo gets to that ball.:mrgreen:

  14. So I guess we’re amending our season predictions to 140+ wins and a clean sweep through the playoffs at this point.

    • So I guess we’re amending our season predictions to 140+ wins and a clean sweep through the playoffs at this point.

      Anything less would be a disappointment

  15. Marty B: “That’s why we play Spring Training Games” – after the ball landing between Bourn and Stubbs. Marty seemed adamant that it was Bourn’s ball.

  16. @eric nyc: Naw, but it was fun to have Votto bat with two guys on base. To me, the rest of this is just gravy.

  17. Ahhhhhhhhhh…that felt good. 5 runs, 4 hits, 2 walks in 1 inning of play. OK Tony C, time to strut your stuff. The Indians have some serious hitters in their lineup.

  18. I think it’s pretty clear that we are listening to the best Reds team EVER!!!! It’s time to start thinking about knicknames. Something like “The Big Red Machine,” but more modern…

    How about “The Big Red Cyborg”?

  19. Yo DC937, where about in Athens are you? I was in town today and got 700 with no problem. Try putting your radio near a window.

  20. Go Reds!

    Did anyone else get the impression that, while Olivo was batting, that Marty was preparing the fan base for Mesoraco to start the year in L’ville?

    He very strongly implied that Mes’ chances to make the big league club out of spring training were slim.

    I wonder if he has some inside knowledge.

  21. The first inning reminded me of Edinson Volquez’s opening day start a few years ago.

  22. @DatFan: I got the impression that Marty was presenting Olivo as competition, competition which Mesoraco is more than talented enough to win.

    As far as Bourn and Stubbs, they said Bourn just stood there and pointed at Stubbs. It looks like they have stuff to work on, but plenty of time (over a month) to work it out.

    • @DatFan: I got the impression that Marty was presenting Olivo as competition, competition which Mesoraco is more than talented enough to win.

      That was how it sounded to me as well. Meso shouldn’t think he’s a lock to make the Opening Day roster, but he can certainly win the job.

    • So that was the 1st chance for Choo in CF.How’d he play it?

      Unlike Michael Bourn he didn’t just stand there and point at the RF. HA.

  23. I was reading that the Baltimore orioles hotshot rookie, Manny machado, is engaged to Yonder Alonso’s sister, Yannie. She was a nice addition to the stands, when the TV cameras panned onto her, when Yonder was playing here. Very beautiful girl. Good luck to them.

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