Arizona Diamondbacks starter Archie Bradley no-hit the Reds for five and two-thirds innings Wednesday. Cincinnati managed just two hits all day. Is it Opening Day yet?
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Pitching: In his final outing before starting on Opening Day Monday, Johnny Cueto went five innings, allowing three runs (all earned) on three hits. Cueto, who finished the spring with an ERA of 3.86, struck out seven and walked two. After the game, Cueto saidÃ‚Â he feels Ã¢â‚¬Å“really readyÃ¢â‚¬Â for the season. Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ Kevin Gregg, Manny Parra, Carlos Gonzalez and Kevin Shackelford combined for four innings of shutout relief, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out three.
Hitting: Todd Frazier broke up BradleyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s no-hit bid with a single in the sixth. Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ Bryson Smith had the other hit. Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ The Reds were 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position. … Brandon Phillips led off Wednesday, followed by Frazier, Marlon Byrd and Mesoraco.
The rest: Bradley went six innings, allowing one hit and striking out two. Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ Robbie Ray succeeded Bradley with three scoreless inning to garnerÃ‚Â the save. Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ Yasmany Tomas plated all three Arizona runs with a bases-clearing double in the fourth Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ Right fielder Skip Schumaker made a three-base error in the second inning. Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ The game lasted two hours and 18 minutes.
Other news and notes:
Bailey, Iglesias pitch in minor-league games Wednesday: Bailey yielded five earned runs on six hits over five innings, striking out eight and walking one. Iglesias logged five innings, giving up four earned runs. He walked two and fanned five.
Uncertainty over No. 5 spot in rotation remains:Ã‚Â The Reds brass and manager Bryan Price have yet to make a decision as to whether Iglesias or Michael Lorenzen will make the rotation while Bailey begins the season on the disabled list.
Hamilton in good spirits despite low spring average: The center fielder also mentioned he doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t care where he hits in the lineup.
Opposite-field power coming back toÃ‚Â Bruce: With his knee troubles apparently in the past, Bruce should be able to drive the ball to all fields in 2015.
TodayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s schedule: The Reds host the Indians at 3:05 p.m. (EST) in their final game before breaking camp and heading to Montreal for two games at Olympic Stadium vs. the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday and Saturday. Mike Leake gets the ball today, with Jumbo Diaz and J.J. Hoover slatedÃ‚Â to throw as well. Joey Votto and Jay Bruce are expected to play, too. The game will be available on Gameday Audio and 1360-AM.