The Cincinnati Reds lost on Sunday afternoon 9-3, falling to 9-11-1.
It was not a good day for Brandon Finnegan, who I feel like I jinxed earlier today by saying that all he needed to do was stay healthy. The lefty allowed six earned runs in the 1st inning, walking two batters and giving up a home run. He didn’t make it out for the second inning. His ERA is now standing at 8.18 after the outing and perhaps he will be on the outside looking in to the rotation if he doesn’t rebound well the next time out.
The slump continued for outfielder Scott Schebler. He went 0-2 with a walk and a strikeout today. Since March 11th the left handed hitter is now 1-16 (a home run) with six strikeouts and three walks. His average has dropped from .368 to .222 in that time.
Reliever Drew Hayes gave up his first run of the spring in the game, allowing one run in two innings of work. The right hander didn’t walk or strike anyone out. His ERA now sits at 1.29 through seven innings pitched on the spring.
Dayan Diaz followed Hayes and allowed a run in an inning of work with a strikeout. He’s allowed two runs this spring in 6.2 innings pitched to go along with two walks and six strikeouts. He, along with Hayes, may be dark horse bullpen candidates to open up the year with the big league club.
Here’s how all of the minor leaguers performed on Sunday: