Cactus League Game 27: Reds vs. Rangers

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Cincinnati Reds
vs. Texas Rangers

Thursday, March 24, 2011

4:05 PM EDT
Goodyear Ballpark

Travis Wood vs. Tommy Hunter

Coverage:
TV: Fox Sports Ohio; RADIO: 700 WLW ; WEB: Gameday, Gameday Audio, MLB.tv

Partly cloudy. Game time temperature around 70.


Here's an intriguing question - at least as far as questions about bench spots go. Do the Reds decide to take only 11 pitchers, bringing Chris Valaika Northeast with the big league club for a spell? It's pretty unlikely. But he's still around and hitting well. In other news, Ramon Hernandez is scheduled to start tomorrow. With a little luck, the spring attrition won't creep any further.

The Rangers should really play fair and make Tommy Hunter swing the bat. Everything conspires to make our starters look bad out in the desert. But if anyone's going to buck that trend this spring, it'll be Travis "Avis Tries Harder Than Wood" Wood.

Go Reds! Here's hoping they're ready to rumble soon, and not crumble nor stumble.

Lineups

Cincinnati Reds texas rangers
Jay Bruce RF
Julio Borbon CF
Chris Valaika 2B
Esteban German 2B
Joey Votto 1B
David Murphy LF
Scott Rolen 3B
Nelson Cruz DH
Jonny Gomes LF
Mitch Moreland 1B
Drew Stubbs CF Chris Davis 3B
Ryan Hanigan C
Matt Treanor C
Paul Janish SS Endy Chavez RF
Travis Wood P
Andres Blanco SS
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