March 18, 2013; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo (61) throws to first base in the third inning during a spring training game against the Colorado Rockies at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. (Photo: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports)

Reds Game Thread: Angels v. Reds – 4/4/13


Here’s some particulars on today’s game between the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (1-1) and our Cincinnati Reds (1-1).

Weather forecast from Local 12′s John Gumm:

1st Pitch: Mostly cloudy 47°
7th Inning: Mostly cloudy 51°

Angels – Joe Blanton (2012: 2-4, 4.99 ERA, 1.422 WHIP; v. CIN: 2-0, 4.26 ERA, 1.389 WHIP)
Reds v. Blanton

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP
Brandon Phillips 17 17 4 0 1 1 3 0 4 .235 .235 .529 .765 0 0 0 0 0
Jay Bruce 12 10 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .200 .333 .200 .533 0 0 0 0 0
Joey Votto 10 8 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .375 .500 .375 .875 0 0 0 0 0
Chris Heisey 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .200 .333 .200 .533 0 0 0 0 1
Mike Leake 6 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0 0 0 0 0
Ryan Hanigan 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .500 .333 .833 0 0 1 0 0
Shin-Soo Choo 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Zack Cozart 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Bronson Arroyo 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0 0 0 0 0
Xavier Paul 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 0 0 0 0 0
Total 65 59 16 1 1 1 4 6 13 .271 .338 .373 .711 0 0 1 0 1
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Generated 4/4/2013.


Reds – Bronson Arroyo (2012: 12-10, 3.74 ERA, 1.208 WHIP; v. LAA: 1-2, 4.72 ERA, 1.573 WHIP)
Angels v. Arroyo

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP
Albert Pujols 89 75 20 6 0 4 15 13 6 .267 .371 .507 .877 0 1 7 0 2
Alberto Callaspo 9 9 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0 0 0 0
Chris Iannetta 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
J.B. Shuck 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Howie Kendrick 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .667 1.000 0 0 0 0 0
Joe Blanton 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Tommy Hanson 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Brendan Harris 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 116 102 24 7 0 4 16 13 12 .235 .319 .422 .741 0 1 7 0 2
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Generated 4/4/2013.


Starting lineups:

March 28, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Joe Blanton (55) pitches in the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. (Photo:Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

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. Hank Conger (S) C .167/.238/.167; 0 HR, 1 RBI
9. Joe Blanton (R) P .063/.063/.063; 0 HR, 0 RBI
Reds 2012 Stats
1. Shin-Soo Choo (L) CF .283/.373/.441; 16 HR, 67 RBI
2. Chris Heisey (R) LF .265/.315/.401; 7 HR, 31 RBI
3. Joey Votto (L) 1B .337/.474/.567; 14 HR, 56 RBI
4. Brandon Phillips (R) 2B .281/.321/.429; 18 HR, 77 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. Bronson Arroyo (R) P .143/.154/.206; 1 HR, 3 RBI

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

    Welcome. Game #3 and a shot at winning the series. Nice way to start the season, eh?

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

    And no Chris Ianetta today. Thank goodness. He’s had a rip at every pitch he’s seen…or so it seems.

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

    Here’s the Scoreboard Stumper from Jamie Ramsey:

    4 active Major Leaguers hit 30 or more home runs in their rookie season. Who are they?

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

    Non-Reds related: Tigers sign Jose Valverde.

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

    Thom will be saying that a lot with CB behind the plate.

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

    A lefty bat hit Bronson? LHB hit .287 against him last season…

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

    Take a seat, Josh…2 more whiffs of Angels batters. That’s now 29 for the first two games plus an inning.

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

    CHOOOOOOO! Reds take 1-0 lead on Choo’s first homer as a Red!

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

      On the first pitch, no less!

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

      estimated at GABP as 382 ft.

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

    Bruce up…RISP

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

      At least he put lumber on the ball…

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

    More of a stress-free inning by Arroyo.

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

    ToddFather!!! Reds lead 2-0!!!

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

    Frazier cranks and robs Trout on a sizzler (not the restaurant).

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

    First time through the Angels lineup: Arroyo has 4 Ks

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

    What? How did that Happen? Need the replay. Chance Hanigan missed tag on Pujols.

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

      Yep. Missed the tag.

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

      Phenomenal throw by Choo. No questions about the arm.

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

    Hamilton drives in a pair and the Angels strike back. 2-2 after two and a half.

  • Josh Bresser

    Unusual defensive gaffe on Hanigan

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

    Jay Bruce to the plate…RISP.

    • Josh Bresser

      3 outs

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

      Wow…

      • Josh Bresser

        Bruce striking out in the clutch? Call National Geographic.

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

          Had ‘em on speed dial on my old phone…

  • Josh Bresser

    Bruce is as Bruce does.

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

      Early in the season, but it’s painful to watch

      • Josh Bresser

        He was like that last year, too. Albeit not quite as terrible.

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

          It’s making my head hurt.

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

    4 active managers that were teammates of Dusty…Scioscia, Roenicke are two.

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

      Davey Johnson

  • jeff yaws

    idk what to say about K bruce other then he’s becoming my new drew sKrubbs smfh hes horrible with risp

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

    Not a homer…

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

    At least got an RBI with RISP.

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

    As quick as last night’s game seemed, today’s is a bit of a crawl. Or is it me?

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

    Heisey bomb makes it 5-3.

  • jeff yaws

    no one on for bruce,..no pressure,..no clutch situation,..which probably means a hit here

    • jeff yaws

      nevermind,..K bruce is absolutely lost at the plate

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

    Bruce up…no RISP this time.

  • jeff yaws

    cb buckner is aweful

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

    Blanton’s day done after 89 pitches. Three of those went for homers

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

    Arroyo at 93 pitches thru 6 innings.

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

      Arroyo done. Simon to enter game in 7th. A little shocked.

      • jeff yaws

        arroyo could have atleast started the inning,..hope this dont bite us in the ass

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

          It didn’t, but I thought they’d give him a shot to start the inning. Maybe Bronson told Dusty he was done.

  • Josh Bresser

    Oh boy. Alfredo Simon.

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

    That was a nervous inning…

    • Josh Bresser

      THAT wasn’t! lecure dealing.

  • jeff yaws

    im sure glad the bulldog is on our side,..now get some insurance and let chapman close it down

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

    Sam strikes out the side…now let’s get another run or two.

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

    Let’s see how it goes with Chappy. Top of the Angels lineup due to bat.

  • Josh Bresser

    Chapman allowing a baserunner. Uh oh.

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

    And this one belongs to the Reds!!! Final: Reds 5, Angels 4

  • jeff yaws

    AND THIS ONE BELONGS TO THE REDS!!!

    side note: trout is impressive

    way to take the series redlegs!!