Anthony DeSclafani gave up six runs, including three home runs, as the Reds lost 6-3 to the Padres on Monday afternoon. The Reds did collect 13 hits in defeat, but were only able to score three runs. Chris Dominguez drove in two runs for the Reds, and is now tied for the team lead in RBI with 14 this spring.
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|Ã‚Â San Diego PadresÃ‚Â (15-11)||6||8||1|
|W:Ã‚Â Kennedy (1-1)Ã‚Â L: DeSclafani (1-1)|
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Anthony DeSclafaniÃ‚Â cruised through the first two innings, retiring the first six batters he faced. The long ball however was DeSclafani’s demise on Monday. He allowed a 2-run homer to Matt Kemp in the 4th inning, and home runs to Clint Barmes and Yangervis Solarte in the 5th inning. DeSclafani’s ERA jumped from 1.83 to 3.51. DeSclafani said after the game (via Mark Sheldon):Ã‚Â “I was behind in the count and did not make good pitches and that happens. Those are big league hitters, and they’re going to capitalize on it. I’ll try to be better.”
Bryan Price really shook up the lineup on Monday. He had Phillips leadoff, Frazier hit second, Votto bat third, and had Billy Hamilton all the way down in the #7 spot. Price continues to dance around the questions of what his opening day lineup will look like.
Joey Votto played the entire game on Monday, and went 1 for 4 with a sacrifice fly.
Kris Negron collected his 19th hit this spring. Negron has a 1.077 OPS this spring, and seems like a lock for the opening day roster.
Todd Frazier went 2 for 3 on the afternoon. Frazier has a solid .920 OPS this spring.
Jay Bruce and Billy Hamilton both went hitless, and are continuing to struggle this spring. BruceÃ‚Â has .574 OPS, while Hamilton only has a .491 OPS.
Thom Brennaman was on the radio call on Monday. He continued what his father started in this week in insulting broadcasting. Thom basically complained that Joey Votto isn’t Barry Bonds when he was on steroids. He said something along the lines of Bonds was a very patient hitter, but when he got his pitch he never missed it. Great comparison, Thom.
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Cincinnati Reds at Milwaukee Brewers
Tuesday, 4:05 PM ET; Maryvale Baseball Park
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