Mark Payton notches two hits in the Reds loss on Wednesday Doug Gray February 26, 2020 7 Comments The Cincinnati Reds fell to 1-3 on the spring after a 5-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday afternoon. The Reds notched eight hits on the day and two of them belonged to Rule 5 pick Mark Payton. The left-handed hitting outfielder was slotted in the 7th spot and started in left field on the day. Jose Garcia, fresh off of a 2-homer day, came on to take over at shortstop later in the game and went 1-2 with an opposite field double high off of the right field wall. He took over for Christian Colon who went 1-2 with a double of his own. Colon’s double drove in a run. Drew Mount went 1-1, picking up his first hit of the spring. Mount also picked up a stolen base, swiping third off of Mariners reliever Dan Altavilla. On the mound there wasn’t much action for the minor leaguers on the day – but two prospects got into the game near the end. Tejay Antone came on for the eighth inning and fired a perfect inning with a strikeout. Vladimir Gutierrez came out for the ninth inning, and much like Antone, Gutierrez fired off a perfect inning. The Cuban-born right-hander picked up two strikeouts in his outing. Among the big leaguers it was a mixed bag. On the mound Sonny Gray looked good in his first outing, throwing 2.0 shutout innings with three strikeouts and three ground ball outs. Robert Stephenson tossed a perfect inning of relief with a strikeout. Nick Castellanos, Phillip Ervin, and Travis Jankowski all had singles among the starters in the lineup. On the other side of the field was a familiar name – Jose Siri. The former Reds prospect hit a long home run off of Cody Reed, going 1-2 on the day. You can see the entire box score for the game right here. Share this:FacebookTwitterRedditPocket 7 Responses cinvenfan February 26, 2020 Hate to say it, but I get the feeling the Reds are going to regret letting Siri go. Keeping Schebler instead might be the worst decision this offseason. Oldtimer February 26, 2020 http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/stats/sortable.jsp?c_id=cin#game_type='S'&season=2019&league_code='MLB'&split=&playerType=ALL§ionType=sp&statType=hitting&elem=%5Bobject+Object%5D&tab_level=child&click_text=Sortable+Player+hitting&season_type=ANY&page=1&ts=1582766183631 2019 ST stats. Schebler and Siri both listed. RojoBenjy February 26, 2020 I don’t think they’ll miss either. The odds are that Siri will never be able to stop striking out so much. Keeping Schebler is taking at bats from other players in ST. Maybe the Mariners will take him too. Oldtimer February 27, 2020 Perhaps. But Schebler was injured last year. He performed well in MLB previously. MK February 26, 2020 Seems a little different pitching philosophy with guys like Finnegan, Gutierrez, Sims making two appearances in four games rather than once a week for the first couple weeks like in the past. RojoBenjy February 27, 2020 You think it’s for development, or because the staff wants to see those guys more early on for decision-making? Jefferson Green February 27, 2020 The Reds chose to start camp later and be more intense about the work once started, so that could be part of it.