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Barry Zito allowed a run while pitching 3 1-3 innings and Bronson Arroyo gave up one earned run in four in the San Francisco Giants' 9-5 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday.
Zito gave up five hits and struck out three for the Giants in an outing against the team the World Series champions rallied from a 2-0 deficit to beat in a best-of-five NL playoff series.
Reds left-hander Arroyo's throwing error on a bunt by former teammate Wilson Valdez allowed a run to score. Arroyo yielded four hits.
Andres Torres left in the top of the third after being thrown out trying to stretch a double into a triple. Torres had flu-like symptoms.
Chris Heisey homered off Javier Lopez to tie the game at 3. It was his first of the spring.
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The Reds made their first real cuts of the spring yesterday. Here is how it broke down:
Optioned to Louisville: Tony Cingrani and Daniel Corcino
Optioned to Pensacola: Kyle Lotzkar and Josh Ravin
Optioned to Bakersfield: Carlos Contreras and Yorman Rodriguez
Optioned to Dayton: Ismael Guillon
Reassigned to minor league camp: Nick Christiani, Chad Rogers, Nevin Ashley, Kristopher...
Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News said (via Twitter) San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy smiled when asked about interaction with Dodgers fans. “I don’t ever talk to them. I try not to, anyway,” said Bochy.
When asked about the Dodgers, Bochy called them the favorites in the division (Pavlovic tweet). “That’s what I’m hearing. It really doesn’t matter...
Last season Bronson Arroyo was again a big part of the Reds rotation. The durable veteran quietly kept his team in games while eating up innings like he’s done for several seasons. The Reds have some top pitching prospects at the top of their pipeline, but this season they’ll continue to rely on Arroyo every fifth day.
The Reds had an off-day yesterday, but the battle for the fifth rotation spot never sleeps, so they played a split squad game with Aroldis Chapman and Mike Leake going head-to-head.
This video appeared on Cincinnati.com, along with a nice little insider-style tidbit.
The Reds host the Dodgers tonight at 10:05 p.m. Mat Latos will be starting for the Reds.
Dusty Baker made his first round of roster cuts Tuesday. There were 12 in all and none of the players came as a real surprise.
Here is the list of the players who were cut:
RHP Nick Christiani
RHP Chad Rogers
C Nevin Ashley
OF Kris Negron
OF Ryan LaMarre
LHP Ismael Guillon
OF Yorman Rodriguez
RHP Carlos Contreras
RHP Josh Ravin
RHP Kyle Lotzkar
The Redlegs (5-12) had their three-game winning streak snapped by the San Francisco Giants (7-8) on Wednesday. Cincinnati fell, 9-5, to the reigning World Series champs in Goodyear.
Bronson Arroyo started and limited the Giants to one earned run over four innings. On the contrary, Pedro Villarreal surrendered seven hits and six runs in relief. Villarreal managed to record just...
Credit: Steven Robles – SFGiantsBaseball.net
Yesterday the San Francisco Giants beat the Rangers 2-1. Madison Bumgarner was on point and outshined the Rangers’ Yu Darvish. Kensuke Tanaka is a former teammate of Darvish. They played together in Japan for the Nippon Ham Fighters.
Tanaka singled off Darvish, and then poured salt in the wound by stealing a bag off of him as well...
Billy Hamilton is dealing with a hamstring issue and is currently unable to play. It doesn’t sound too serious, but for a guy who relies on his legs for his game, it is worth noting and following. Hopefully it isn’t anything that lingers throughout the spring as it could really hold him back at the start of the year.
The Reds lost yesterday to the Giants 9-5. Here are the minor...
JAPAN 6, GIANTS 3
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Japan roughed up San Francisco starter Yusmeiro Petit for four runs and six of its 11 hits in four innings, beating the Giants 6-3 on Thursday.
Sho Nakata had three hits and Takashi Toritani added two hits and two RBIs for Japan, tuning up for its appearance in the World Baseball Classic semifinals in San Francisco on Sunday. Toritani...
Two scoreless innings, no arm fatigue and no lingering pain from a blister on his pitching hand were enough for San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum to call Tuesday's outing a positive one.
The right-hander couldn't make it to three innings, however, allowing three runs on four hits in 2 1-3 innings in his first spring training start since Feb. 26. The Giants fell to...
Reds left-hander Aroldis Chapman is destined to remain a closer, at least in the opinion of one rival scout who saw him start a minor-league game on Monday.
“I hope they do start him, but they’re crazy if they do,” said the scout, who works for another National League club. “It’s Joba Chamberlain all over again.
“His velocity dropped off in the second inning...
This one is bound to further endear me to my friends in Cincinnati.
One of our favorite baseball sites, Hardball Talk, found a TV commercial for a Cincinnati Furniture store that featured acting only slightly more wooden then the actual furniture.
They feature Cincinnati Reds legend Pete Rose and his wife trying to act interested...
Jared Burton has resurrected his career with MIN
Once a Red, always a Red. Isn't that how the saying goes?
Although none of these players are currently in the Reds organization, they were at one time, and if you're anything like me, you're probably curious to know how they're doing.
With that being said, here is a spring update on some of the notable ex...
One year ago multiple players stepped up with surprising performances to help the Reds win 97 games. One disappointment was rookie catcher Devin Mesoraco. He’s still figures prominently into the Reds future plans and the way he’s hitting in spring training gives reason to think that he’s ready to leave his 2012 campaign in the rear view mirror.