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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Last one standing

March 6, 2007: Cincinnati Reds 3, Tampa Bay Devil Rays 1

Well, tomorrow's Battle of the Undefeateds has been spoiled. The Reds did their part, beating the Rays, but the Yankees lost to the Indians, 5-6. That means there's only one undefeated team left: the Cincinnati Reds.

Again, Bubba did not play much today. He was subbed in at the DH slot in the top of the sixth inning, and got two at-bats. They aren't using him in the outfield very much. Perhaps they don't think he has anything to prove on defense.

Another good day for the Reds and Bubba, if not quite as dramatic as yesterday. Bubba came to the plate in the sixth with one out, a man on 1B. He hit a single - a grounder to right field. Jerry Gil, up next, hit a dribbler back to the mound. Bubba slid in hard to 2B, trying to prevent a double play. He was successful; he was out, but former Red Brendan Harris' throw was too late to get Gil at 1B. But the next batter, David Ross, flew out, ending the inning.

Bubba slides in hard, breaking up the double-play

Bubba came to bat again in the 8th. Two outs, Votto on 1B. He flew out to right.

His line for the day: 1 for 2. He's batting .385 / .500 / .462.

Tomorrow the Reds play the Yankees at Legends Field. That means the game will air on YES. Hopefully, Bubba will get a chance to play. Been a long time since I've seen him in action. Radio is not the same.

posted by BubbaFan, 8:43 PM


even though none of these are the best pics in the world, there are 3 under Yahoo Sports! Cincinnati Reds.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, March 07, 2007 11:23 AM  
Hey, that first photo has an incorrect caption. They did not turn the double-play. Gil beat the throw to first, and Bubba's hard slide into Harris was credited.
commented by Blogger BubbaFan, March 07, 2007 6:07 PM  
I added the photo to my game description, with a more accurate caption. ;-)
commented by Blogger BubbaFan, March 07, 2007 6:51 PM  

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