The Reds played their first spring training game yesterday. To a tie. Doesn’t matter though, these are glorified practices. With that said, here is how the prospects did:
Zack Cozart went 0-2.
Neftali Soto went 1-2 with a home run.
Donald Lutz went 1-2 with a double.
Denis Phipps went 0-2.
Devin Mesoraco went 1-2 with an RBI.
Tucker Barnhart went 0-1.
Todd Frazier went 1-2 with a home run.
Not a bad day for the prospects. John Fay has a little bit of a a recap up on his blog. Go check it out.
Mark Sheldon has up an article on Devin Mesoraco and how he says defense comes first. Here is what Dusty Baker had to say about Mesoraco:
“You hope he realizes what his position is and not his age,” Baker said. “I talked to him about it. The one thing that I liked is that when he came up, he was more concerned about the ERA when he’s catching and the score of the game than his own offense, which has probably been his strong point.”
To be honest, I have to say that he should stop worrying ...