Many of the Cincinnati Reds big leaguers played the entire day as they beat down on the Indians in spring training action, pulling out a 13-2 win. Michael Lorenzen got the start for the Reds and after a rough start to the game, he put together three quality innings where he allowed just one run. After he left the game he headed out to the bullpen to throw some more, to build up his pitch count. You can read about the outing, with quotes from Lorenzen at the Enquirer.

Marquez Smith and Luis Gonzalez both entered the game late. Smith game in for Joey Votto, and as the Reds scored six runs over the final two innings, Smith wound up with three plate appearances. The 30-year-old corner infielder made each one count as he drew a walk, had an RBI double and finally capped things off with a 3-run laser of a home run in the ninth inning.

Gonzalez came in to fill in for Ivan De Jesus at second base. The 20-year-old has been impressive this spring despite never playing above the complex level. He’s been in several big league games and had his best one on Thursday afternoon. In his first plate appearance he doubled to center field. He followed that up with a line drive single to right field.

Here are highlights from other minor leaguers from the game:

  • Irving Falu went 1-3 with an RBI.
  • Brennan Boesch went 2-5 with a run.
  • Chris Dominguez went 3-5 with 2 runs.
  • Ivan De Jesus went 1-3.
  • Nate Adcock threw a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts.