Three innings, two hits, no walks, two strikeouts. Nice Reds pitching debut for one Micah Owings:

“I felt good,” Owings said. “Initially warming up during pregame stuff, you start thinking about how long it’s been since you’ve been out there. It was nice to get back out there and compete. Everything felt pretty good. For the first time out, I was pretty happy. The arm felt good, most importantly.”…

It was also smooth working with catcher Ramon Hernandez. Owings said he shook off what Hernandez called only once or twice.

“I think right now, I’m trying to work down in the zone and on the plate and start expanding more and more as we get into spring,” Owings said. “I mainly want to stay down in the zone and elevate some, too.”

My dream is that Owings and Homer Bailey both pitch well this spring and make the big club. Talk about depth in your starting rotation.

Sure beats Jimmy Haynes, Jimmy Anderson, and the like….