The wind was blowing out today. Don't believe me? Look at the score! Sheesh.
- There were 8 HRs hit on the day, including 5 by the Reds. Chris Dickerson hit 2 home runs, plus Joey Votto, Laynce Nix, and Craig Tatum added to the fun.
- Tatum's home run was a grand slam that gave the Reds a 12-11 lead.
- Votto had two hits on the day, including his second home run of the Spring. I wish the season was starting tomorrow. Dude is rocking right now.
- The Reds made two more outs on the bases today. By my count, that's 7 in 5 games. (Did I miss any from yesterday's game?) I know it's just the Spring, but seriously, this kind of stuff needs to be fixed soon.
- The pitchers didn't really have a shot today. It sounds like every flyball to the outfield had a shot at going out. Harang gave up 3 runs in 3 IP, including a HR to Brett Gardner. It was a formidable Yankees lineup, so I'm not too concerned this early in Spring.
- David Weathers, Arthur Rhodes, and Francisco Cordero did not do much to give me confidence about the bullpen. They gave up 8 ER in their combined 3 innings pitched. Very veterany.
- The youngsters out of the pen performed much better, as Ben Jukich, James Avery, and Justin Smith closed out the game with 3 shutout innings, albeit against lesser competition.
The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game is Chris Dickerson who went 3 for 3 with 2 HR and 4 RBI on the day. Dickerson receives a $50 gift certificate to the Church of Baseball blog.