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Matt’s Take – Cincinnati Reds Opening Day 2024



Matt’s Take – Cincinnati Reds Opening Day 2024
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March is completely one of the best time of the 12 months. Having fun with the NCAA match, having fun with one of the best day of the whole 12 months (Reds Opening Day), and shortly with the ability to benefit from the Masters is a sports activities followers Heaven. March signifies the motion from Winter to Spring and it’s the starting of the beloved mowing season (Wow, I get previous).

Sufficient with the opposite subjects although, let’s give attention to the best annual custom in all of sports activities – Reds Opening Day. Reds Opening Day is Thursday, March twenty eighth with the primary pitch scheduled for 4:10. Cincinnati will tackle the Nationals, which shall be fairly attention-grabbing, as Ex-Reds – Nick Senzel and Jesse Winker are on the opposing workforce’s roster. Winker has returned beforehand, however I might anticipate a Senzel “Welcome House and Thank You” video for his time spent within the group. At midday, you’ll be able to tune in or attend the 104th Findlay Market Opening Day Parade the place grand marshals, Dmitri Younger and Pokey Reese will make an look. Different notable Cincinnati figures akin to Kevin Huber, Marty Brennaman, and Anthony Munoz plan to be in attendance as nicely. My spouse and I attend yearly, usually arriving as early as attainable. We often eat some breakfast at Style of Belgium earlier than heading over for some chilly drinks at Holy Grail earlier than the parade. As soon as coming into the ballpark, make your manner all the way down to strive some new meals, because the Reds together with the taste-testers shared some new scrumptious meals choices which can be new in 2024. Mozzarella sticks, boneless wings, and a beer bat? Signal me up twice! I shall be in left area this 12 months and sit up for having fun with a sunny day with the remainder of Reds nation!

Let’s Speak Baseball

Let’s dive into the sport. Josiah Grey and Frankie Montas look to battle it off because the Opening Day starters. Montas appears to win on Opening Day and break the streak of three straight losses on Reds House Opening Day. With a totally packed crowd, Cincinnati must set the tone early and get off to a sizzling begin, as we can not afford combating again all season lengthy. With Williamson battling an harm, I might anticipate the rotation to seem like Montas, Greene, Martinez, Abbott, and Ashcraft to start the marketing campaign.

Opening Day Lineup

Cincinnati nonetheless has an empty roster spot as I’m scripting this, so I’m not positive what Krall precisely has up his sleeve. I’ll nonetheless make an try at what I believe would be the lineup order for Thursday with out information of any new additions or call-ups.

· 2B – Jonathan India

· SS- Elly De La Cruz

· LF – Spencer Steer

· RF – Jake Fraley

· 3B – Jeimer Candelario

· 1B – Christian Encarnacion-Strand

· CF – Will Benson

· DH – Stuart Fairchild

· C – Tyler Stephenson

Santiago Espinal and Nick Martini may discover themselves coming into the sport as later additions. With the accidents to McLain and Friedl, Cincinnati will want some manufacturing from call-ups or whoever they determine so as to add to this membership, as Cincinnati definitely went from loaded depth to Martini being the primary man to come back off the bench. Nonetheless, I nonetheless really feel like this lineup is stable and has sufficient expertise to actually make a run on the Nationwide League Central Title ought to they keep wholesome. I’d be mendacity although if I stated Marte, Friedl, and McLain’s absences didn’t damper my optimism although. Bell not too long ago acknowledged Friedl could solely be out 6 weeks, which might be fairly the turnaround as we look forward to the second opinion outcomes with McLain. Second opinion to me although means we’d not even see McLain in 2024-but hey, what do I do know? I’m only a Labor Relations man who likes the Reds!

2024 Shall be a Change

The 2024 Reds season will definitely be totally different for the McAdow family, though this can be a good thing! Our little man, Creed, shall be arriving in Early Might to assist cheer on the Redlegs together with his Mother and Dad from residence. I consider I attended over 25 video games final season, however this season, it could look extra like 10 – and that’s Okay, as our second favourite place to observe Reds baseball is true at residence in one of the best city in Ohio – Peebles, in fact. Positive, we may be an hour and quarter-hour from the ballpark, nevertheless it is filled with Reds followers who’ve an extended historical past of supporting the native workforce. Whether or not you’re watching from residence or attending a sport, there’s actually a special feeling this season with our younger ballclub. Expectations are greater than in years previous and the stress is on after a foul Bengals season. Let’s Go Reds, let one of the best rollercoaster ever created start!

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