Feb 16, 2013; Goodyear, AZ, USA; Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey (34) poses for a photo during photo day at the Reds Spring Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Game Thread: Nats v. Reds - 4/5/13


Only three games into the 2013 season and we only have one undefeated team? True. And that would be the Reds (2-1) next opponent to visit Great American Ball Park, the Washington Nationals (3-0). Our friends over on District on Deck sent us this tweet…

Would have been nice to square off in the NLCS last year, huh?

DOD Co-editor Jared Book has a look at the series. Jared is my second favorite Canadian. We all know who’s first…

Game time is 7:10 PM ET. Here’s your starting pitchers for tonight’s battle between the NL’s top two teams from the 2012 season.

Nationals: Dan Haren (2012: 12-13, 4.33 ERA, 1.291 WHIP; v. Reds: 2-0, 4,28, 0.980; last appearance v. Reds on 6/30/09)

Reds v. Haren

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG SH SF IBB HBP GDP
Shin-Soo Choo 14 14 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 .286 .286 .500 0 0 0 0 0
Jack Hannahan 12 11 3 2 0 0 2 1 4 .273 .333 .455 0 0 0 0 0
Brandon Phillips 12 12 3 0 0 2 4 0 4 .250 .250 .750 0 0 0 0 0
Cesar Izturis 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Joey Votto 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .143 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Jay Bruce 6 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 0 0 0 0 0
Xavier Paul 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Bronson Arroyo 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Ryan Hanigan 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 64 62 12 3 1 2 6 2 16 .194 .219 .371 0 0 0 0 0
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Generated 4/5/2013.


Reds: Homer Bailey (2012: 13-10, 3.68 ERA, 1.240 WHIP; v. Nats: 0-2, 9.00, 2.375; last appearance v. Nats on 4/14/12)

Nats v. Bailey

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG SH SF IBB HBP GDP
Jayson Werth 7 6 2 0 0 1 1 1 3 .333 .429 .833 0 0 0 0 0
Adam LaRoche 5 4 1 1 0 0 2 1 2 .250 .400 .500 0 0 0 0 0
Ian Desmond 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Zach Duke 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .667 .667 .667 0 0 0 0 0
Danny Espinosa 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .333 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Denard Span 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Ryan Zimmerman 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 0 0 0 0 0
Kurt Suzuki 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Chad Tracy 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 32 29 6 1 0 1 3 3 8 .207 .281 .345 0 0 0 0 0
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Generated 4/5/2013.


Starting Lineups:

Mar 26, 2013; Jupiter, FL, USA; Haren (15) throws against the Miami Marlins during a spring training game at Roger Dean Stadium. (Photo Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

Nationals 2012 Stats
1. Denard Span (L) CF .283/.342/.395; 4 HR, 41 RBI
2. Jayson Werth (R) RF .300/.387/.440; 5 HR, 31 RBI
3. Bryce Harper (L) LF .270/.340/.477; 22 HR, 59 RBI
4. Ryan Zimmerman (R) 3B .282/.346/.478; 25 HR, 95 RBI
5. Adam LaRoche (L) 1B .271/.343/.510; 33 HR, 100 RBI
6. Ian Desmond (R) SS .292/.335/.511; 25 HR, 73 RBI
7. Danny Espinosa (S) 2B .247/.315/.402; 17 HR, 56 RBI
8. Kurt Suzuki (R) C .235/.276/.328; 6 HR, 43 RBI
9. Dan Haren (R) P 12-13, 4.33 ERA, 1.291 WHIP

Oct 9, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Bailey (34) pitches in the inning against the San Francisco Giants during game three of the 2012 NLDS at Great American Ball Park. (Photo Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports)

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. Homer Bailey (R) P 13-10, 3.68 ERA, 1.240 WHIP

Tags: Cincinnati Reds Washington Nationals

  • metalhead65

    nice to see mesoraco get some playing time tonight…. oh wait well maybe tom. nice that he showed what he can do in spring training only to be regulated to the same sparse playing time like he was last year. not saying bench hannigan but come on how do you expect somebody to be the catcher of the future if you never play him? they should have traded him before they broke camp while they could have got something for him. apparently they are not interested in developing young catchers to play them so get rid of him now and pay washed veterans like olivo a million bucks to sit on the bench and not hit when they get their 1 game a week in.

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

      the point of playing the big league games is to win. he’s obviously going to be the successor to Hanigan. patience is a virtue!