March 5, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia (14) and Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker (12) shake hands before a spring training game. (Photo: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports)

Opening Day Game Thread: Angels v Reds


Opening Day in Cincinnati is unlike any other day in the city! Here at BRM we start a tradition while not near the scale of Opening Day, but we will have game threads throughout the 2013 season.

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Now, the particulars for Opening Day 2013

Starting pitchers (with 2012 stats):

Angels – Jared Weaver (20-5, 2.81 ERA, 1.018 WHIP)
Reds – Johnny Cueto (19-9, 2.78 ERA, 1.171 WHIP)

Starting lineups:

Angels 2012 Stats
1. Mike Trout (R) CF .326/.399/.564; 30 HR, 83 RBI
2. Erick Aybar (S) SS .290/.324/.416; 8 HR, 45 RBI
3. Albert Pujols (R) 1B .285/.343/.516; 30 HR 105 RBI
4. Josh Hamilton (L) RF .285/.354/.577; 43 HR, 128 RBI
5. Mark Trumbo (R) LF .268/.317/.491; 32 HR, 95 RBI
6. Howie Kendrick (R) 2B .287/.325/.400; 8 HR, 67 RBI
7. Alberto Callaspo (S) 3B .252/.331/.361/; 10 HR, 53 RBI
8. Chris Iannetta (R) C .240/.332/.398; 9 HR, 26 RBI
9. Jered Weaver (R) P .500/.667/.500; 0 HR, 0 RBI
 
Reds 2012 Stats
1. Shin-Soo Choo (L) CF .283/.373/.441; 16 HR, 67RBI
2. Brandon Phillips (R) 2B .281/.321/.429; 18 HR, 77 RBI
3. Joey Votto (L) 1B .337/.474/.567; 14 HR, 56 RBI
4. Ryan Ludwick (R) LF .275/.346/.531; 26 HR, 80 RBI
5. Jay Bruce (L) RF .252/.327/.514; 35 HR, 99 RBI
6. Todd Frazier (R) 3B .273/.331/.498; 19 HR, 67 RBI
7. Zack Cozart (R) SS .246/.288/.399; 15 HR, 35 RBI
8. Ryan Hanigan (R) C .274/.365/.338; 2 HR, 24 RBI
9. Johnny Cueto (R) P .090/.090/.104; 0 HR, 2 RBI

Lineups provided by Baseball Press. Stats provided by Baseball Reference.

GO REDS!!!

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  • http://blogredmachine.com/ Steve O’Red

    Open for “business” for the 2013 season!

  • Josh Bresser

    Excited but nervous. That’s one heck of a lineup the Angels have there..

    • http://blogredmachine.com/ Steve O’Red

      Bottom of their order has a little pop…

  • http://blogredmachine.com/ Steve O’Red

    Hoover with no sleeves, eh?

  • http://blogredmachine.com/ Steve O’Red
  • http://twitter.com/JordanBarhorst Jordan Barhorst

    Looks like I won’t be watching this one live. Anyone know of any streaming services available that aren’t subject to blackout?

    • Josh Bresser

      Are you intending to stay on the right side of Johnny Law?

      • http://blogredmachine.com/ Steve O’Red

        Is there such a thing?

      • http://twitter.com/JordanBarhorst Jordan Barhorst

        Not at all. Haha but I’ve got it up and running on FSO. Thanks guys!

    • http://blogredmachine.com/ Steve O’Red

      Get anything, Jordan?

  • Josh Bresser

    Strike one!

  • Josh Bresser

    Siddown, Trout!

    • http://twitter.com/JordanBarhorst Jordan Barhorst

      Two straight sliders!

  • http://blogredmachine.com/ Steve O’Red

    Two down…

  • http://blogredmachine.com/ Steve O’Red

    1-2-3!

  • http://twitter.com/JordanBarhorst Jordan Barhorst

    Cueto’s on track to have a perfect season!

  • http://blogredmachine.com/ Steve O’Red

    Wonder how many times Dusty’s gotten a toothpick stuck in the roof of his mouth?

  • http://blogredmachine.com/ Steve O’Red

    Welp…leadoff guy’s on!

  • http://blogredmachine.com/ Steve O’Red

    Let’s see what Luddy can do…

  • http://blogredmachine.com/ Steve O’Red

    Sigh…

  • http://blogredmachine.com/ Steve O’Red

    Cueto’s in a groove early.

  • http://blogredmachine.com/ Steve O’Red

    If you had Frazier in the office pool as the first Reds hit of the season, congrats.

  • http://blogredmachine.com/ Steve O’Red

    There’s our OBP machine! CHOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  • Josh Bresser

    Choo Choo

  • http://blogredmachine.com/ Steve O’Red

    What can Bruce do this time?

  • http://blogredmachine.com/ Steve O’Red

    Heads up baserunning by Ludwick…

  • Josh Bresser

    Ludwick down.

    • http://blogredmachine.com/ Steve O’Red

      Yipes! Not good. Heisey entering the game for Luddy.

  • http://blogredmachine.com/ Steve O’Red

    Got the tie anyway. 1-1 after 3

  • http://blogredmachine.com/ Steve O’Red

    Oh…no…

  • http://blogredmachine.com/ Steve O’Red

    d’oh!

  • http://blogredmachine.com/ Steve O’Red

    Thank goodness the error didn’t hurt!

  • http://blogredmachine.com/ Steve O’Red

    Only one mistake thus far from Cueto.

  • http://twitter.com/JordanBarhorst Jordan Barhorst

    Any news on Luddy?

    • http://blogredmachine.com/ Steve O’Red

      Haven’t seen anything yet.

  • http://twitter.com/JordanBarhorst Jordan Barhorst

    Looks like Marty’s hair still hasn’t fully recovered from the winning streak last year

    • http://blogredmachine.com/ Steve O’Red

      It might never…

  • http://blogredmachine.com/ Steve O’Red

    Many folk were saying this game could be a pitcher’s duel. Think they were right.

  • http://blogredmachine.com/ Steve O’Red

    Waiting for those hollering for replay in that instance…

  • Josh Bresser

    Sick pitch.

    • http://blogredmachine.com/ Steve O’Red

      About as filthy a pitch he’s thrown today.

  • http://blogredmachine.com/ Steve O’Red

    Joe Kay from the AP is reporting that Ludwick separated his shoulder. He’ll have an MRI tomorrow.

    • http://blogredmachine.com/ Steve O’Red

      Be seeing Heisey a bit now…

  • http://blogredmachine.com/ Steve O’Red

    Now the offense has to back Cueto with a couple of runs after that escape job!

  • http://blogredmachine.com/ Steve O’Red

    BIG strikeout by Brox!

  • http://blogredmachine.com/ Steve O’Red

    The break we need?

  • http://blogredmachine.com/ Steve O’Red

    Wow…that was almost a complete fail!

  • http://blogredmachine.com/ Steve O’Red

    Well that was depressing…

  • http://blogredmachine.com/ Steve O’Red

    Chappy gettin’ squeezed

  • http://blogredmachine.com/ Steve O’Red

    Good move by Scioscia bringing in Downs. Choo has to face a lefty now

  • Josh Bresser

    Well, that’s that.