Anthony DeSclafani and the rest of the RedsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ arms were brilliant, striking out 14 Rangers en route to Cincinnati’s third shutout of the spring.
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|W:Ã‚Â A. DeSclafaniÃ‚Â (1-0)Ã‚Â L: R. DetwilerÃ‚Â (0-1)|
Pitching: DeSclafani started and enjoyed his best outing of the spring, logging six innings and striking out nine. The right-hander scattered four hits and walked three. Disco escaped bases-loaded jams in the fourth and sixth innings, and did have a trio of two-out walks. Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ Aroldis Chapman followed with a one-inning appearance, breaking a string of four straight two-inning stints. Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ Manny Parra and Jumbo Diaz chalked up zeroes in the eighth and ninth innings, respectively.
Hitting: Brayan Pena started the scoring in what would be a four-run second inning with a single to plate Jay Bruce. Ivan De Jesus Jr. tallied a ground-rule double to bring in Pena. Singles by Brandon Phillips and Zack Cozart pushed across the next two runs. The inning began with a Ranger error. Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ Brennan BoeschÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s sacrifice fly plated Pena in the sixth. Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ The Reds finished with 10 hits, four walks and were 5-for-12 with runners in scoring position. Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ Skip Schumaker had two hits and a walk.
The rest: Ross Detwiler started for the Rangers and went four innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on seven hits. The lefty struck out four. Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ Jamey Wright relieved Detwiler and struggled, allowing a run and three walks in an inning and two-thirds pitched. Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ Mitch Moreland was the top Texas hitter, enjoying a 3-for-4 night at the dish. Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ Former Red Adam Ã¢â‚¬Å“PeteÃ¢â‚¬Â Rosales was 0-for-2 for the Rangers.
Other news and notes:
Cueto returns: Johnny Cueto, who was in the Dominican Republic dealing with a family matter, was expected back with the Reds on Wednesday.
BadenhopÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s spot is safe: Despite an ERA of 24.30 this spring, Burke Ã¢â‚¬Å“VerbalÃ¢â‚¬Â Badenhop is not going to lose his spot in the bullpen.
DeJesus Jr. impressing this spring: The 27-year-old non-roster invite isÃ‚Â showing off his bat and versatility in the infield.
Bailey, Leake to make next starts in minor-league tilts:Ã‚Â The Reds taking this strategy with Bailey to backdate his anticipated stint on the disabled list. As for Leake, the club Ã¢â‚¬Å“wants more controlÃ¢â‚¬Â over his next turn on the mound.
TodayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s schedule: The Reds will be the visiting team against their roommates at Goodyear, the Cleveland Indians. First pitch is scheduled for 4:05 p.m. (EST). Michael Lorenzen nets his first start of the spring for Cincinnati, and is slated to be followed by Paul Maholm, J.J. Hoover and Nate Adcock. Joey Votto is expected to be in the lineup. The game can be heard on 1360-AM and will be televised live on Fox Sports Ohio.