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?

Final R H E
 Arizona Diamondbacks (16-14) 3 4 0
 Cincinnati Reds (14-12) 0 2 1
W: Bradley (3-2) L: Cueto (0-3) S: Ray (1)

Box Score

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 said he feels “really ready” for the season. … 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 Bradley’s no-hit bid with a single in the sixth. … Bryson Smith had the other hit. … 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. … Robbie Ray succeeded Bradley with three scoreless inning to garner the save. … Yasmany Tomas plated all three Arizona runs with a bases-clearing double in the fourth … Right fielder Skip Schumaker made a three-base error in the second inning. … 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: 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 doesn’t care where he hits in the lineup.

Opposite-field power coming back to Bruce: With his knee troubles apparently in the past, Bruce should be able to drive the ball to all fields in 2015.

Spring training game and broadcast schedule

Today’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 slated 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.

9 Responses

    • Grant Freking

      Yes. 7 p.m. game Friday will be shown on MLB Network on a delay. Saturday’s 1 p.m. game will be shown live on MLBN. (All time Eastern). Both games on 700 WLW.

  1. jdx19

    It is nice to see Billy on the record as “not caring” where he hits.

    I like it when guys don’t make it passive-aggressive, liek “Man, I see myself as a leadoff hitter, but wherever the manager pencils me in is where I’ll hit.” I’m glad Billy’s statement wasn’t like that.

    • lwblogger2

      Hamilton should be happy to make the roster with his 2nd half last year and very poor performance this spring. He is probably happy to have the starting CF job and isn’t about to complain. Good for him. He’s a good kid and I’d love to see him have a nice year.

  2. Gonzo Reds

    125 MLB predictions for 2015 – Will Leitch

    http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/115923752/125-predictions-mlb-season-will-leitch?partnerId=ed-9060061-658620023

    Four about the Reds:

    67. You will simply refuse to believe that Jason Marquis continues to be a Major League starter, but sure enough, he will remain so.

    68. The Reds will do their best to hang on until the All-Star game in Cincinnati, and when it’s over, they will trade anything not nailed down.

    69. Pete Rose will show up at the All-Star game, and he’ll be all anyone will talk about.

    70. This will ruin the All-Star Game for me, and a lot of other people.

    Go Reds!

    • jdx19

      Haha! Go, Pete! Who cares what Will Leitch thinks!