The Cincinnati Reds lost to the Colorado Rockies 11-4 on Saturday afternoon in Goodyear. Let’s start off with the bad news from the game. Mason Williams, who didn’t play in the game, was hit by a foul ball while in the dugout. He was holding a towel over his mouth and was taken out of the stadium on a golf cart according to Mark Sheldon of Reds.com. Two days. Two injuries. Here’s the update on Jose Siri for those who may have missed it.
Looking at the action on the field, there were some things to like. Starting on the mound, Michael Lorenzen allowed a run on two hits in 2.0 innings. He didn’t walk anyone and struck out three batters. Kyle Crockett threw 2.0 shutout innings with two strikeouts. Zack Weiss tossed a shutout innings of work with two strikeouts of his own.
On the flip side of that, Cody Reed and Ariel Hernandez had rough first outings of the spring.The defense wasn’t exactly stellar, either. Four players combined for four errors in the game.
At the plate the Reds only had six total hits. Dilson Herrera, getting his first start in the field of the spring, went 1-2 with a run scored and was hit by a pitch. Jesse Winker doubled and walked in three trips to the plate. Alex Blandino doubled and scored two runs on the day after taking over at third base. Sebastian Elizalde singled and struck out in his two at-bats.
Rosell Herrera does it again
It was Rosell Herrera that had the standout offensive play for the Reds on the day. For the second time in two days he went deep, smacking a 2-run homer in the bottom of the 9th inning. That gave him three runs batted in for the day. With two home runs, Herrera is almost ready to match his entire 2017 home run output. Last season in 103 games for Albuquerque in the Pacific Coast League Herrera had three home runs. The year before in Double-A Hartford he had five in 126 games. For the record, Hartford’s mascot is the Yard Goats. YES. THE YARD GOATS.
You can see the entire box score for the game here.