Opening Day ends with loss

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Plenty of quotes following a 1-0 Reds loss to the Cardinals. Here are some that did not make my final story on MLB.com/Reds.com:

“Typical Wainwright, we’ve had some success off him in the past and he’s had success in the past. His cutter was moving really well. It seemed like when he did get into a little trouble behind hitters, it seemed like he hit the corners really well. He stayed away from being in the middle of the zone. You look at him and Cueto, that’s what those guys are supposed to do.” — Ryan Ludwick

“After what I witnesses with Chapman, every time that I see something back there, you’re a little scared. He’s a trooper. He bounced back and kept us in the ballgame. He threw a great ballgame.” — Brayan Pena on seeing Johnny Cueto get hit on the left wrist by a Matt Carpenter comebacker that began the game.

“I felt really good today. All of my pitches were where I wanted. I located where I wanted. Everything was good.” — Cueto through translator Tomas Vera.

“I didn’t get overwhelmed or terribly caught up in the fact that it was my first game. I was just trying not to be unprepared. I’ve got a great staff around me of coaches that would not let that happen. Once I got the fruit basket, it was on. And it was great. There’s nothing like a regular season game.” — Reds manager Bryan Price on his first game.

Other items:

*There were loud ovations today for Aroldis Chapman, Billy Hamilton and Bryan Price among others.

*In injury news updates, reliever Jonathan Broxton remained at extended Spring Training in Goodyear, Ariz., and is scheduled to throw one inning on Tuesday. Broxton (right forearm) is expected to join Double-A Pensacola on Thursday and pitch again on Friday.

*Lefty reliever Sean Marshall (sore left shoulder) is also in Goodyear and slated to throw one inning at the team complex and pitch one inning on Friday vs. the AZL Rockies.

*Catcher Devin Mesoraco (strained left oblique) took batting practice today and will join Pensacola on Thursday.

7 Comments

Best thing Cueto looked excellent….no slough in losing to wainwright……
We had chances to score…Hamilton will look better …He saw a real master today

Cueto was a positive. Wainwright is a great pitcher. I can live with that. No excuses for poor and lazy base running. So frustrating. Never seems to get any better . Year after year.

Agreed. 2010 they looked agressive. Ever since they look cautious. I am hoping Hamilton gets them being agressive again once he gets going.

I agree with Brandon. I hate the Cardinals.

Jeez, here we go. Living and dying with every at bat and pitching change. And meanwhile, trying not to jump to conclusions on the basis of 6 tenths of 1 percent of the season. Note to self: remember,it’s early until the Tony Perez line – 44 games in.

quite a game ,sad we couldn’t muster any offense, but good pitching rules early

6 tenths of 1 percent of a season ? Try 2 years of frustrating base running, not taking the extra base and not running out a batted ball. AND NO baseball sense.
Just imagine how good they could be .

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