The Cincinnati Reds played two games today. It is the only day in which they have some split squad action going on this year. They played at home against the Indians and sent a team to take on the White Sox.

Cleveland Indians vs Cincinnati Reds

You can see the entire box score for the game here. The game ended in a 2-2 tie.

Let’s start with the pitching, which was strong on the day. Homer Bailey fired 2.0 shutout innings with no walks and three strikeouts. Jose Lopez threw 2.0 shutout innings of his own with no walks and he struck out four. Both Jared Hughes and Joe Mantiply tossed shutout innings. Ben Rown struck out three batters, but allowed a run in an inning or work. David Hernandez allowed a solo home run in his inning of work.

The Reds only scored two runs on the day. Nick Senzel, starting at third base, went 1-3 with a single and a run scored. Devin Mesoraco also went 1-3. Tucker Barnhart went 1-2. They were the only starters to notch a hit. Tony Cruz, who took over for Joey Votto (walked and was hit by a pitch) went 2-2 with a double and two runs batted in. Brandon Dixon went 1-1 after taking over at third base. Montrell Marshall went 1-1 with a double.

Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago White Sox

You can see the entire box score for the game here. The Reds lost 8-5.

Luis Castillo made his first start of the spring, tossing 2.0 shutout innings with a strikeout. The next three innings, though, were tough on the Reds. Vance Worly allowed five runs in 1.1 innings on six hits. Wandy Peralta then came on and allowed three more runs in 1.1 innings.  Austin Brice tossed a perfect inning with a strikeout. Amir Garrett pitched the final 2.0 innings of the game. Both innings were perfect and he struck out four batters. Former Major League scout Bernie Pleskoff was at the game and had this to say about Garrett:

Offensively there were some good things that happened in the loss. Jesse Winker led off and went 1-3 with a run scored. Eugenio Suarez went 2-3 with a home run and two runs batted in. Scott Schebler, Cliff Pennington and Mason Williams all went 1-3 on the day. Good to see Williams on the field after he took a foul ball to the chin yesterday and needed stitches. Aristides Aquino took over in right field for Schebler. He only had one at-bat, but made it count as he clobbered a solo home run.