March 17, 2014 - Photos from the St. Patrick's Day battle of Ohio.
First player on the field was Corky Miller. He signed autographs for everyone who wanted one.
Mat Latos also signed autographs for everyone.
Aroldis Chapman didn't stop to sign, to fans' disappointment.
Tony Cingrani signed probably the most of all. He started from the bullpen and worked his way to the dugout.
Homer Bailey didn't seem to be bothered by his injury.
Fans begged Brandon Phillips to sign, but he politely declined.
Devin Mesoraco moving from the pen to the dugout as the game is about to start.
Jay Bruce and Joey Votto were deep in conversation throughout the national anthem. Which seemed to annoy one of the fans sitting behind me. But I've noticed a lot of players do it. Must get pretty tedious when you hear it every day.
Votto singled in the first.
Jay Bruce, who had been batting when Votto was picked off, doubled to lead off the second.
Todd Frazier hit a triple.
Bruce bunted in the third.
Frazier with a broken-bat groundout in the third.
Jonathan Broxton pitched the fifth.
No hard feelings: BP talks to the umpire who got the call wrong.
Didn't matter, though. Ludwick grounded into a double play to end the inning.
Joey heads toward the dugout.
Manny Parra pitched the sixth.
Pedro Beato pitched the 7th.
At the end of the 7th, most of the starters were pulled. BP says good bye to Roger Bernadina.
Among the scrubs warming up along the third base line: Steve Selsky. He would take over RF for Jay Bruce.
Chris Nelson steals third in the 8th.
Didn't matter, though. The Reds could not score.
Until the bottom of the ninth, when Steve Selsky hit a walkoff double.
(He's number 92 in the photo. I know that's not his usual number, and not what Gameday had him listed as. My guess is that because of the special jerseys, he had to wear whatever they had available, and that was #92.)
Final score: Reds 5, Indians 4.