Spring Game 12: Reds at Phillies

MLB Florida and Arizona Spring Training - SB Nation

The Reds travel to Clearwater today to try to follow up their exciting victory from Sunday with another win.  The team is 6-5 so far this Spring, which really doesn't mean a whole lot, but it's better than being 2-9.

Bronson Arroyo goes for the Redlegs.  He last pitched on Wednesday against the Netherlands where he threw 4 innings of 2-hit shutout ball.  He's only surrendered 1 run and 4 hits in 6 innings so far this Spring, and he's looked pretty good while doing it.  Lots of reasons to be excited by the pitching we've seen this Spring.

The offense will go up against Cole Hamels to start the game.  Hamels has thoroughly dominated the Reds in his 4 career regular season starts, going 3-0 with  a 0.60 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 30 innings.  They've got their work cut out for them.

See the lineups after the jump.

Lineup

Cincinnati Reds @ Philadelphia Phillies

03/09/09 1:05 PM EDT

CINcinnati reds Philadelphia Phillies
Jacque Jones - CF
Eric Bruntlett - SS
Jeff Keppinger - SS
Greg Dobbs - LF
Jay Bruce - RF
Jayson Werth - CF
Jonny Gomes - LF
Ryan Howard - 1B
Daryle Ward - 1B
Raul Ibanez - DH
Yonder Alonso - DH
Geoff Jenkins - RF
Juan Francisco - 3B
Jason Donald - 3B
Ryan Hanigan - C
Miguel Cairo - 2B
Paul Janish - 2B
Lou Marson - C

It's a decent lineup given your typical Spring goals, but it sure seems odd to see Kepp play shortstop while Janish plays 2B when Janish is clearly the better defensive player at SS.  I guess Dusty just wants to get a chance to see if Janish can handle 2B.

Game time is 1:05pm.  No home audio today and I'm not sure about the Phillies broadcast.  There is always Gameday though or you can follow along with BK on the Red Reporter Twitter feed.

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