Needing More Work
The Reds will take to one of the backfields this morning here in Goodyear to get in a little extra work. They will play a 5 inning game where major Leaguers will pitch, major leaguers will hit but the minor leaguers will play in the field. Many of the regulars will also play in this afternoons game against the Giant. The Reds certainly need to figure out a way to score some more runs.
Yid's Greatest Hits
Mr. Microwave meet Mr. Bat
Homer Bailey who could be the opening day starter threw 4 pretty good innings yesterday. Bailey went 4 innings giving up 2 runs on 3 hits and he struck out 5. One of those strikeouts came on a nasty breaking ball to Adrian Beltre.
Homer Bailey and Devin Mesoraco talk things over Monday in Surprise
Billy Good and Bad
Centerfielder Billy Hamilton laid down a perfect drag bunt in the 4th inning yesterday and ended up with a base hit. With Jay Bruce at the plate, Hamilton broke for second base. Bruce doubled to center and Hamilton score standing up. But Hamilton also struck out twice yesterday, his first two K's of the spring.
Reds leadoff man Billy Hamilton had a bunt single and a couple of strikeouts yesterday
Real Game Situations
In some ways, Bryan Price managed yesterday's game against the Rangers like it was the regular season. In the 7th he sent Chris Heisey to the plate as a pinch hitter. That is a role Heisey is going to play throughout the season..By the way he singled past the third baseman.
In Case you Missed it..
Part 1 of Jim Kelch's interview with Reds
Monday in Surprise
Jumbo Diaz delivers a pitch in the 8th inning