Spring Training Game Review: 3/7/14 Doug Gray March 7, 2014 11 Comments The Reds played two games today with one squad staying at home and the other heading to play against the Mariners. Let’s have a look at how the minor leaguers performed in the two games. Reds lost to the White Sox 4-3 at home. Rey Navarro went 1-2. Devin Lohman went 0-2. Marquez Smith went 0-1. Tucker Barnhart went 0-1. Felix Perez went 0-1. Bryson Smith went 1-1. Yorman Rodriguez went 0-1. Chris Nelson went 1-3 with an RBI. Mike Costanzo went 0-1. Tim Crabbe allowed 2 runs in 2 innings with 2 walks with a strikeout. Lee Hyde threw 2 shutout innings with a walk. Drew Hayes threw a perfect inning. Reds won 10-9 at the Mariners Billy Hamilton went0-2 with a walk, 2 steals and a run. Junior Arias went 0-2. Jesse Winker went 1-2 with a double. Henry Rodriguez went 0-1. Juan Perez went0-1. Juan Duran went 0-2. Neftali Soto went 1-4 with a double. Travis Mattair went 0-4. Argenis Diaz went 1-2 with an RBI and a run. Corky Millerwent 0-2 with a walk and a run. Rossmel Perez went 101 with an RBI. Kristopher Negron went 1-2 with an RBI and a triple. Donald Lutz went 1-2. Brett Marshall threw 3 shutout innings with 3 walks and 4 strikeouts. Ismael Guillon allowed 3 runs in 1.2 innings with 2 walks and a strikeout. Pedro Villarreal got out the only hitter he faced. Daniel Corcino allowed 5 earned in 0.2 innings with 2 walks. Michael Lorenzen threw 1.1 shutout innings with a strikeout. Jose Diaz allowed a run in an inning with 2 strikeouts. Carlos Contreras threw a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts. 11 Responses wanderinredsfan March 8, 2014 Not sure if Corcino is just working on his mechanics, but his velocity was well below normal. I’m not sure if he ever got his FB past 90mph, thus he was rocked. It might be a good time to go back to the ‘drawing board’ with his delivery, and work it out on the ‘back fields’. Doug Gray March 8, 2014 He barely touched 90 yesterday according to the Pitch F/X system. MK March 8, 2014 Got to wonder if there is something physical going on with Daniel. Maybe motor than the back field he needs an MRI. Do we know how the inning went? The other two he has pitched he got 2 outs and then fell apart. Was it that way again? nycdave March 8, 2014 That’s exactly how it went. Two quick outs and then the wheels fell off. Josh March 8, 2014 Corcino doesn’t look good, something is not right. Bullpen bound I think. I am excited about Brett Marshall, great claim Stock March 8, 2014 MLB.com had an article on Billy Hamilton. The bunt hit Hamilton had vs. the Dodgers didn’t even draw a throw. Price goes on to say how the execution falls apart with Billy because opponents feel rushed. http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article/mlb/with-renowned-speed-reds-outfielder-billy-hamilton-improving-bunting?ymd=20140307&content_id=68877732&vkey=news_mlb Doug Gray March 8, 2014 And yet he has been thrown out twice on bunts already this spring that I know of. Bunting is fine and all, but it seems that they are focusing so much on bunting that it may actually take away from his hitting, which he will be attempting to do 8-9 times as much. Stock March 8, 2014 I’d like to think it isn’t taking away from his hitting at all. I’d like to think he is hitting as much as ever. He is working on his bunting in addition to his hitting and not instead of his hitting. Doug Gray March 8, 2014 I’d like to think it too, but even still, it isn’t like Hamilton struggled with bunting last season. The guy hit over .500 on bunts and he bunted a lot. He hit .230 when he swung the bat. I am just saying it seems that he and the Reds have focused a lot of extra time on something he was already rather successful at, but probably could have spent that time working on something he really struggled with last season. MK March 8, 2014 1st inning Hamilton is on third with no outs for the third time in the first inning this spring not scoring. Maybe Billy isn’t the part of the offense to worry about. DaveCT March 9, 2014 Seems like a favorable combination of first inning jitters with the other team’s battery and Billy’s confidence and explosiveness. Nice!