Sunday, March 14, 2010, 4:05 PM EDT
Sunny. Game time temperature around 66.
Matt Maloney gets his first start of the spring today. He has pitched 2.1 innings so far, allowing 4 runs on 4 hits with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts. Nobody has really stepped up to take control in the 5th starter race (unless you consider Aroldis Chapman, Travis Wood, or Mike Leake legitimate candidates), so Maloney can still make his case with a couple of good outings. Following Maloney will be two other candidates for the spot, Justin Lehr and Kip Wells, along with Arthur Rhodes and Daniel Ray Herrera.
The Reds are also playing a "B" game this morning against the Indians. Aaron Harang will be starting and will be followed by Nick Masset and Jared Burton and a few others. There may not be any coverage of that game online, but I'd guess the tweeting beat writers will give us updates since there is no travel involved. That's why I've gone ahead and posted this thread early today. That game kicks off at noon ET.
Because I scheduled the thread early, I have no other information on the lineups and such. Please post them in the thread when you see them.The afternoon game versus the White Sox will be carried on 700WLW or you can follow along on Gameday.