The Reds lost to the Rangers 8-2 on Monday afternoon. Here is how the minor leaguers performed:
- Billy Hamilton went 1-3.
- Corky Miller went 0-1.
- Rey Navarro went 1-1 with a triple.
- Travis Mattair went 0-1.
- Jason Bourgeois went 0-2.
- Chris Nelson went 1-2 with a run.
- Kristopher Negron went 0-2.
- Henry Rodriguez went 1-2.
- Neftali Soto went 0-1.
- Jeff Francis was charged with 2 unearned runs in 2 innings with a walk and a strikeout.
- Curtis Partch allowed 1 earned and was charged with 3 unearned runs in 0.2 innings.
- Carlos Contreras recorded an out against the only batter he faced.
- Jose Diaz threw a shutout inning with a walk and a strikeout.
Billy Hamilton struck out twice on the day, his first two of the spring. Yu Darvish probably threw him some pitches he had never seen before. Jose Diaz was once again dialing up the radar gun today as his 4-seamer averaged 96.7 MPH and he averaged 90 MPH with his 2-seamer.