The Cincinnati Reds did plenty of damage at the plate, and the pitching got things done on their end, too, in the 6-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Among the prospects, none of them got a start, but more than a few of them got into the game when the starters were switched out. Stuart Fairchild took over in center field for Shogo Akiyama – who went 1-2 with a walk – and Fairchild picked up a double in two at-bats. Jose Garcia, who has been tearing it up all spring, picked up an infield hit. The shortstop got a glove on the ball deep in the hole, but he didn’t even bother trying to make a throw. Garcia went 1-1 and raised his average to .417.
Among the starters there were some good days. Jesse Winker put on a good hitting clinic, going 2-2 with a walk, two runs scored, and he had two RBI. Curt Casali went 2-3 with an RBI. Derek Dietrich went 1-2 with three runs batted in. Freddy Galvis and Matt Davidson both doubled. Joey Votto picked up his first hit of the spring – a single. Aristides Aquino was hit on the hand and left the game.
On the mound the Reds sent two starters to the mound. Sonny Gray got the nod as the starter on the day and he got his job done. He was charged with one earned run in 2.2 innings with two walks and two strikeouts before turning over the final out of the inning to Brooks Raley. Trevor Bauer then hit the mound to begin the fourth inning. With an off day on Tuesday it made more sense to just have him pitch following Gray than push him to Wednesday. Bauer put together a strong relief appearance, firing off 3.0 shutout innings – giving up just two hits – and he struck out two batters.
Lucas Sims and Jose De Leon both pitched a shutout inning of relief, with De Leon picking up a strikeout in his. Josh Smith gave up a run in the 8th inning. You can see the entire box score for the game here.