Spring Training Game Review 3/6/08

Chris Dickerson went 0-1 officially, but in the bottom of the 9th after the game was officially over, the teams continued to play to get everyone the time they were scheduled to get. In that inning Dickerson hit a 3 run HR.

Paul Janish went 0-1 with a run.

Drew Anderson went 1-2 with an RBI.

Joey Votto went 0-2 with 2 walks and a run

Ryan Hanigan went 0-1

Adam Rosales went 0-1

Matt Maloney had another rough go of it. He allowed 4 runs on 4 hits and a walk in an inning pitched, including a home run.

Alexander Smit also allowed 4 runs in 1 inning, on 2 hits, 2 walks and a home run.

Marcus McBeth pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.

Edinson Volquez and Mario Soto on Juan Duran

This is from John Fay:

Edinson Volquez has seen Juan Duran play. He watched the 16-year-old outfielder the Reds signed in a tournament the Dominican.

“I saw him hit two two home runs in two at-bats,” Volquez said. “I saw him throw from the outfield. Unbelievable. I’ve never seen someone like that. He’s a little skinny right now. But he’s going to be really good.”

Duran is 6-foot-6, 190 pounds.

Mario Soto has not seen Duran play but he heard all about him.

“In my country, they said he was asking for $5 million,” Soto said.

Sounds like Volquez is sold on the kid big time after seeing him play.

Other notes

Jay Bruce will play tomorrow night against the Pirates for the first time since Saturday.

Johnny Cueto will make a start tomorrow afternoon against the Pirates (the Reds and Pirates play two games Friday, one at 1:05 and one at 7:05).