Cincinnati Reds Spring Training Game Review: 3/6/19

The Cincinnati Reds won 6-4 on Wednesday night in Goodyear. The San Diego Padres were the victim to The New Red Machine (patent pending), improving the Reds record to 4-6-2 on the spring. You can see the entire box score for the game here.

On the mound Anthony DeSclafani was charged with three runs, but only one that was earned, in 2.2 innings with two strikeouts. Sal Romano allowed a run with two strikeouts in his inning of work. Matt Wisler, Anthony Bass, and Ian Krol threw a shutout inning of relief each. Odrisamar DeSpaigne threw 2.0 perfect innings with three strikeouts to close out the win.

At the plate the hero for the night was Scott Schebler. He drove in four runs, and his 3-run home run in the 5th inning gave the Reds the lead for good. Yasiel Puig added two hits, Scooter Gennett went 1-2,with a walk and a run scored. Joey Votto went 0-1 with 2 walks and a run scored. So did Eugenio Suarez. Here’s how all of the minor leaguers performed on the day:

These pitchers are scheduled to throw for the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday against the Seattle Mariners: Luis Castillo, Zach Duke, Michael Lorenzen, Jackson Stephens, Buddy Boshers, Brandon Finnegan, and Jimmy Herget.

7 Responses

  1. The Duke

    Seems like Slim Sally is being prepped for more of a bullpen role if he’s still getting 1 IP. Still early I guess, but unless he shows a usable third pitch, the pen is probably where he belongs. I’d still say have him in the rotation if he starts the year in AAA though.

    • Matthew O'Neal

      I think he starts the year in AAA, only because of the roster’s current layout. Only 16 players have options (I think) and there are already 13 pitchers who cannot be optioned (again, I think). So I think the pitching staff is pretty set, unless we see a DFA or DL of Stephenson and/or Wisler. Will certainly be interesting.

  2. Doc

    Do you also have patent pending on listing the record W-T-L (4-2-6), since the rest of the world lists Wins-Losses-Ties, 4-6-2?

    • Randy in Chatt

      He’s following the professional soccer model…..not a bad model to follow

    • Doug Gray

      I tried. Unfortunately we can’t patent that.

  3. MK

    The Reds Record album for the 1972 season I think was New Red Machine.

  4. MK

    Aquino is having a very nice Spring, not only hitting well but showing some strike zone discipline. Maybe getting DFAed had a positive effect on him.