April 3, 2008 - Arizona Diamondbacks Box Score

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Arizona Pos AB R H RBI BB SO AVG   Cincinnati
Pos AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
Young
CF
4
0
0
0
0
4
.200
  Freel
CF
4
0
0
0
1
0
.000
Burke
1B
4
0
0
0
0
1
.000
  Kepinger
SS
3
1
2
1
1
0
.500
Hudson
2B
4
0
0
0
0
0
.182
  Griffey
RF
2
1
1
0
2
0
.111
Byrnes
LF
4
0
0
0
0
3
.083
  Phillips
2B
4
1
1
1
0
2
.333
Drew
SS
3
0
0
0
0
0
.182
  Dunn
LF
1
0
0
0
3
0
.125
Reynolds
3B
2
1
0
0
1
1
.100
  Encarnacion
3B
3
0
1
0
1
0
.222
Upton
RF
2
1
1
1
1
1
.200
  Hatteberg
1B
4
0
0
0
0
1
.000
Hammock
C
2
0
0
0
1
0
.000
  Bako
C
3
0
0
0
1
2
.000
Davis
P
1
0
0
0
0
1
.000
  Cueto
P
3
0
0
0
0
1
.000
  Petit P
0
0
0
0
0
0
.000
    Weathers P
0
0
0
0
0
0
.000
  a-Salazar PH
0
0
0
0
0
1
.500
    Lincoln P
0
0
0
0
0
0
.000
  Medders P
0
0
0
0
0
0
.000
    a-Votto PH
1
0
0
0
0
1
.250
  Slaten P
0
0
0
0
0
0
.000
    Cordero P
0
0
0
0
0
0
.000
  b--Romero PH
0
0
0
1
0
0
.000
                   
  Cruz P
0
0
0
0
0
0
.000
                   
Totals

27
2
1
2
3
12


Totals

28
3
5
2
9
7
 
     
a-Struck out for Petit in the 6th. b-Hit a sacrifice fly for Slaten in the 8th   a-Struck out for Lincoln in the 8th.
     
BATTING
HR: Upton (1, 6th inning off Cueto, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Upton 4.
RBI: Upton (1), Romero (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Young.
SF: Romero.
Team LOB: 2.

FIELDING
E: Hudson (1, fielding).
DP: (Slaten-Drew-Burke).
  BATTING
2B: Griffey (1, Davis), Phillips (1, Davis), Keppinger (1, Medders).
HR: Keppinger (1, 2nd inning off Davis, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Keppinger 6; Griffey 2; Phillips 2; Encarnacion.
RBI: Phillips (4), Keppinger (1).
2-out RBI: Phillips; Keppinger.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bako 3; Phillips 3.
GIDP: Encarnacion.
Team LOB: 10.
Arizona IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA   Cincinnati IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Davis (L, 0-1)
3.2
4
3
2
6
4
1
4.91
  Cueto (W, 1-0)
7.0
1
1
1
0
10
1
1.29
Petit 1.1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.00
  Weathers (H, 1)
0.1
0
1
1
3
0
0
6.75
Medders 1.0
1
0
0
2
1
0
0.00
  Lincoln (H, 1)
0.2
0
0
0
0
1
0
0.00
Slaten 1.0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0.00
  Cordero (S, 1)
1.0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0.00
Cruz 1.0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0.00
                   
     

IBB: Griffey (by Medders).
Pitches-strikes: Davis 87-43, Petit 13-9, Medders 29-13, Slaten 11-4, Cruz 12-10, Cueto 92-68, Weathers 19-5, Lincoln 6-4, Cordero 14-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Davis 3-3, Petit 2-2, Medders 1-1, Slaten 2-1, Cruz 0-1, Cueto 4-7, Weathers 0-1, Lincoln 0-1, Cordero 0-2.
Batters faced: Davis 21, Petit 4, Medders 6, Slaten 3, Cruz 3, Cueto 22, Weathers 4, Lincoln 2, Cordero 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Petit 2-0, Lincoln 3-1.
Umpires: HP: James Hoye. 1B: Doug Eddings. 2B: Dana DeMuth. 3B: Ted Barrett.
Weather: 48 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 1 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:40.
Att: 11,987.

 

Game Recap

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Johnny Cueto allowed nothing more than Justin Upton's solo homer in seven innings Thursday, striking out 10 in an overpowering debut while leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The 22-year-old pitcher threw his 96 mph fastball right by hitters who had never seen it, finishing them off with a hard slider or changeup. Pitching in a steady rain, the right-hander struck out eight of his first 13 batters.

His 10 strikeouts were the most by a Reds pitcher in his big-league debut since 1900, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

The only glaring mistake: Upton led off the sixth with a homer. That was the only hit by a team that batted an NL-low .250 last season.

Arizona's Alex Romero had a sacrifice fly in the eighth, after reliever David Weathers walked the bases loaded. Francisco Cordero pitched the ninth for his first save since the Reds gave him a $46 million, four-year deal to fix their biggest shortcoming.

Jeff Keppinger homered off left-hander Doug Davis (0-1), who failed to make it through the fourth inning of an emotional start. Davis was diagnosed with thyroid cancer last week and is to have surgery on April 10.

In every other way, the gloomy day belonged to a newcomer.

No one expected Cueto to be in this position a year ago, when he started at Class A and got on the fast track. He led all Reds minor-leaguers in strikeouts last season and was one of the most impressive pitchers in spring training.

The question was whether he could control his emotions and his best pitch when the pressure was on. In his next-to-last start of spring training, Cueto walked five of the 10 batters he faced.

Pitching in a light, steady rain that turned the 48-degree afternoon raw, Cueto kept his grip. He set the tone by fanning Chris Young on a 96 mph fastball to open the game.

By contrast, Davis struggled through 3 2/3 innings, which was an accomplishment in itself.

The Diamondbacks were crestfallen when Davis was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in the final week of spring training. The 32-year-old pitcher lobbied hard to make his two planned starts leading up to his operation.

The doctors said it was OK, and manager Bob Melvin gave his approval even though he was amazed by the pitcher's forge-ahead attitude. Davis is expected to miss at least a month while he recovers from the surgery.

Davis needed 29 pitches to get through the first inning, working at his usual, unhurried pace in the steady rain. Brandon Phillips doubled home a run, and Gold Glove second baseman Orlando Hudson let a grounder skitter under his glove for a run-scoring error. Keppinger hit a solo homer in the second for a 3-0 lead.

 

Game Notes

Hudson made only five errors last season, when he won his third straight Gold Glove. ... Ken Griffey Jr. doubled for his first hit of the season and walked twice. He remains seven homers shy of No. 600. ... According to Elias, Cueto was the first to throw five perfect innings in his debut since Seattle's Ken Cloude retired the first 16 batters he faced on Aug. 9, 1997, against the White Sox.