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Reds lose to the Twins, 10-4

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This one wasn't on the radio today, but by the looks of it, we didn't miss much.  Here are the highlights:

  • Micah Owings had a great start (3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 K, 0 BB).  If he didn't already have the upper hand on the fifth starter spot, he does now.
  • You know who didn't help his cause today?  Ramon Ramirez.  Madville's favorite gave up 5 runs on 3 hits in his inning of work.
  • Coco and Rhodes were both not good.  That being said, it's a spring training game, so it's not time to panic yet.
  • The Reds got no-hit for the first 4 innings of this game, and Phillips was the first one and got picked off at first.  Not very havoc-like, if you ask me.
  • Once again, it's a spring training game, so it's too early to get worried, but errors by Richar and Alonso are kind of disheartening.
  • On the bright side, Weathers and Roenicke had solid innings.  Good to see.
  • Kevin Barker, Craig Tatum, and El Nino Destructor with RBIs.  Whoopee.
  • Not being able to listen to the game was a real drag, wasn't it?  Anybody know why the Reds announcers are only working weekends for the next month or so?  Seems pointless to even send them down there otherwise.  The good news is that the game will be broadcast on MLB.com tomorrow, through the Phillies site.  Better than nothing, but you need a GameDay Audio subscription to listen.

Joe Nuxhall Honorary Star of the Game

Gotta be Owings, right?  Really, the lone bright spot on a pretty dismal afternoon.