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RE: Opening Day
Cincinnati Reds shut out Miami Marlins, 4-0, for Opening Day win
Cueto pitches seven scoreless innings in victory


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The Enquirer/Jeff Swinger
Reds starter Johnny Cueto allowed just three hits in seven innings of work.

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John Fay

Johnny Cueto pitched seven innings of three-hit shutout baseball in his first Opening Day start, as the Reds beat the Miami Marlins 4-0.

Cueto struck out four and walked two. He threw 95 pitches, 61 strikes.

Aroldis Chapman took over for Cueto pitched a 1-2-3 eighth. He struck out two, including Jose Reyes on 90 mph slider that he swung at and missed at by two feet.

Sean Marshall pitched a perfect ninth.

Jay Bruce led the offense with a sacrifice fly to score the first run and a solo home run in the eighth. Ryan Ludwick drove in a run with his first hit as a Red. Chris Heisey drove in the other with a pinch-hit double.

Scott Rolen made two brilliants plays at third. He threw out Gaby Sanchez from foul territory on one and made diving stop of Austin Kearns one-hopper on the other.

The crowd of 42,956 was the largest in the Great American Ball Park history for a regular season game, surpassing the record of 42,799 for Opening Day 2005.The standing-room only crowd was treated to a sunny, relatively mild day. It was 60 degrees at first pitch but breezy.

The Reds had a chance to break the game open in the first. Brandon Phillips led off with a walk. After a fielder’s choice, Joey Votto singled. Rolen was hit by a pitch to load the bases.

Bruce fell behind 1-2, worked the count to 3-2 and launched the next pitch out to right. But it was just foul. He fouled off another pitch, then drove into the left-center field gap Emilio Bonifacio ran it down at the fence in front of the Reds’ bullpen. Cozart scored and the runners advanced to second and third.

Miami left-hander Mark Buehrle got Ludwick for the final out, but the Reds led 1-0.

Cueto did not allow hit until Bonifacio led off the fourth with an infield single. Cueto promptly picked him off.

Cueto worked out of his first jam in the sixth. Jose Reyes singled and Bonifacio walked with one out. By with the runners going, Cueto struck out Hanley Ramirez. Ryan Hanigan threw to third to get Reyes in rundown. The 2-5-4 double play ended the inning.

The Reds pushed the lead to 2-0 in the bottom of the sixth. Rolen led off with a double into the left-center gap. An out later, Ludwick hit one to wall in right-center for an RBI double.

Cueto danced with more trouble in the seventh. Gaby Sanchez doubled with one. But Cueto struck out Giancarlo Stanton and Omar Infante to fly out.

Buehrle went six innings, allowing the two runs on seven hits. He walked two and struck out five.

Bruce led off the Reds’ eighth with laser shot off the batter’s eye in center to make it 3-0. An out later Drew Stubbs walked. Heisey got Stubbs in with a double to left-center.

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20120...ins-opener
04-05-2012 08:26 PM
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RE: Opening Day
Good win.

I was really impressed.

Cueto went 7 solid innings.

Chapman with 2 K's.
Marshall with 2 K's.

Rolen, Bruce, Ludwick, and Heisey all with big games.

This team has experience. They're still young. But they don't play like it. They are smarter.
04-06-2012 07:54 AM
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RE: Opening Day
Reds have some athletes out there also. Cosart looks good. When Heisey starts it is an athletic team, nothing against Ludwig.
Marlins have some good looking players also. They got Reyes and short and Rameriz is at third. Anybody notice Giancarlo Stanton in RF?
That is one big athlete. He has a bright future.
04-06-2012 08:00 AM
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(04-06-2012 08:00 AM)SuperFlyBCat Wrote:  Anybody notice Giancarlo Stanton in RF?
That is one big athlete. He has a bright future.

Yeah, he was Mike Stanton last year... Guess he is going by Giancarlo for some reason now? Watched him play for the Jax Suns over the past 2 years. He's a monster & potential 40 HR guy...
04-06-2012 08:28 AM
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(04-06-2012 08:28 AM)cincy11 Wrote:  
(04-06-2012 08:00 AM)SuperFlyBCat Wrote:  Anybody notice Giancarlo Stanton in RF?
That is one big athlete. He has a bright future.

Yeah, he was Mike Stanton last year... Guess he is going by Giancarlo for some reason now? Watched him play for the Jax Suns over the past 2 years. He's a monster & potential 40 HR guy...

Marty talked about it on the broadcast. Said Stanton was bothered by everyone mispronouncing his name so he went by his middle name Mike. But he is proud of his first name and went back to it this season.

Giancarlo. Pronounced "John Carlo".
04-06-2012 08:43 AM
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(04-06-2012 08:28 AM)cincy11 Wrote:  
(04-06-2012 08:00 AM)SuperFlyBCat Wrote:  Anybody notice Giancarlo Stanton in RF?
That is one big athlete. He has a bright future.

Yeah, he was Mike Stanton last year... Guess he is going by Giancarlo for some reason now? Watched him play for the Jax Suns over the past 2 years. He's a monster & potential 40 HR guy...

Think either he or his mom or dad is from Puerto Rico, probably mom.
Stubbs successful bunt single was well received03-lmfao
04-06-2012 10:24 AM
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Did any of you guys go down to the game? We were there and the block party at the Banks was awesome. I don't think they anticipated that big of a crowd because they could've used more port-a-potties and more beer vendors. But what an awesome turnout and set up. Definitely something that this town has never had. It'll be interesting to see if they try to do this again for certain games.
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(04-06-2012 06:46 PM)Racinejake Wrote:  Did any of you guys go down to the game? We were there and the block party at the Banks was awesome. I don't think they anticipated that big of a crowd because they could've used more port-a-potties and more beer vendors. But what an awesome turnout and set up. Definitely something that this town has never had. It'll be interesting to see if they try to do this again for certain games.

I was shocked when I got down there at about 2. It was shoulder to shoulder. Luckily I had a buddy with an apartment down there so we watched the madness from a balcony. The atmosphere was great though, hopefully they are more prepared next year.
04-06-2012 10:20 PM
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RE: Opening Day
Down on the Farm – Opening Day Edition
by Greg Dafler on April 6th, 2012 in Down on the Farm, Minors

Games Played on 04/05/2012

It was Opening Day for the Cincinnati Reds and their four full season minor league affiliates on Thursday. The organization pulled off an Opening Day sweep!

Minor League Player of the Day: Last year’s Reds Opening Day shortstop, Paul Janish, hit two homeruns for AAA Louisville, including the go-ahead solo homerun in the top of the 9th inning.

AAA
Louisville 5 – Columbus 4

All 5 Louisville runs came on the homerun. Daniel Dorn struck first with a 2-run homerun in the 2nd inning. Chris Valaika added a solo shot in the 3rd. Paul Janish hit the pair of aforementioned solo shots in the 7th and 9th innings.

Bats pitching allowed no homeruns. Jeff Francis gave up 2 runs in 6 innings. He allowed 7 hits, 1 walk, and struck out 3. Veteran lefty Ron Mahay and newly acquired J.J. Hoover each pitched a perfect inning in relief, each striking out 2 batters.

AA
Pensacola 3 – Montgomery 1

The long ball accounted for the majority of runs scored in this game, also. Henry Rodriguez, playing 3rd base and batting 3rd, hit a sac fly in the first inning and a 2-run bomb in the bottom of the 8th to account for all of Pensacola’s runs scored.

Pedro Villarreal made the start, allowing just 1 run in 5.2 innings. He gave up 5 hits, 1 walk, and struck out 7. Looking to bounce back from a bad year statistically, Donnie Joseph pitched to the final two batters, striking both of them out to pick up the save.

High A
Bakersfield 3 – Visalia 1

Starting pitcher, Daniel Renken, had a “true” perfect first inning. A “true” perfect inning is 9 pitches, 9 strikes, 3 strikeouts. For the game, Renken threw 5 innings, allowing 1 unearned run on 5 hits, 2 walks, and 5 strikeouts.

(Hat tip to Doug Gray for the first inning information via twitter.)

The Reds #2 prospect, shortstop Billy Hamilton, was responsible for all three Bakersfield runs. He hit a 2-run homerun in the 3rd inning to give Bakersfield a 2-1 lead. Hamilton added an insurance run in the 3rd inning with his wheels. After reaching 1st base on an error, Hamilton stole 2nd base, advanced to 3rd on a throwing error by the catcher, then later scored on a wild pitch.

Low A
Dayton 3 – West Michigan 0

Like Cincinnati, Dayton was able to hold their opponent scoreless yesterday. Justice French, 25th round draft pick from the 2011 draft, threw 6 innings of 2-hit baseball, allowing 2 walks, and striking out 8. French was rated as having the best control in the Reds system by Baseball America after issuing just 6 walks in 58.2 innings last year.

Shortstop Juan Perez hit two triples in three at-bats with a walk, a run scored and an RBI.

http://redlegnation.com/2012/04/06/down-...y-edition/
04-07-2012 12:55 AM
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RE: Opening Day
(04-06-2012 10:20 PM)BeerCat Wrote:  
(04-06-2012 06:46 PM)Racinejake Wrote:  Did any of you guys go down to the game? We were there and the block party at the Banks was awesome. I don't think they anticipated that big of a crowd because they could've used more port-a-potties and more beer vendors. But what an awesome turnout and set up. Definitely something that this town has never had. It'll be interesting to see if they try to do this again for certain games.

I was shocked when I got down there at about 2. It was shoulder to shoulder. Luckily I had a buddy with an apartment down there so we watched the madness from a balcony. The atmosphere was great though, hopefully they are more prepared next year.

It was fairly full at noon when I got down there, but you're right, by 2:00 it was shoulder to shoulder. I'm sure they will adjust accordingly for next year. Plus, there will be more bars and restaurants open next year as well.
04-07-2012 09:38 AM
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