Reds Opening Day

Reds Opening Day

By Katie Lehan

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The long awaited Opening Day for the Cincinnati Red’s was on Monday, March 31 against the St. Louis Cardinals.  The parade for the day started at noon downtown and was packed with thousands of anxious Reds fans.  The actual game began at 4:10 pm where former Reds players, Davey Concepción and Barry Larkin, nicknamed “The Captains”, simultaneously threw the first pitch.  The starting lineup for the Reds was Billy Hamilton in center field, Brandon Phillips at second base, Joey Votto at first base, Jay Bruce in right field, Ryan Ludwick in left field, Todd Frazier at third base, Zack Cozart at shortstop, Brayan Pena as catcher, and Johnny Cueto as pitcher.  The game stayed tied 0-0 until the seventh inning when the Cardinals scored a run, making the score 1-0.  The score remained 1-0 and ended up being the final score of the game, unfortunately meaning a loss for the Reds.  This is the first time that the Reds have had a shutout in in 61 years, meaning that they didn’t score at all.  Senior Lizzie Bruewer attended the game and said, “Although the Reds lost, which was a bummer, the atmosphere of the game was completely crazy and I am so thankful that I was lucky enough to experience Opening Day in awesome seats on such a beautiful day!”  Although it was a rather slow and disappointing game with hardly any scoring, the Reds can come back with a bang and redeem themselves from.  Good luck next game Reds!


Photo Credit to Mrs. Courtney Perry*

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