The Reds split their squad on March 3 to host the Tigers in Sarasota while also visiting the Twins in Fort Myers. As you might expect, most of the starters got to stay home. As you might not expect, it was also the starters that took the thumping.
Let's do the bullet thing:
- Justin Germano started things off and gave up two runs and four hits in two innings of work. He walked one and struck out two.
- Reliever and would-be closer David Weathers gave up six runs and five hits in one inning. Ouch.
- Luke Hudson gave up one run on a home run and walked three in two innings of work.
- Adam Dunn started at first base and hit a solo home run in the first inning. I hear it was on ESPN, but I haven't seen it yet. (I did see Griffey talking about the WBC and saying he's not worried about getting hurt. I'm glad someone isn't.
- Aaron Holbert also hit a home run, though his was a two-run number in the ninth. That one didn't make SportsCenter.
- Aurilia contributed on an RBI single in the third inning, but he and Womack also each contributed an error apiece. Continuing fodder for the perfectly civil discussion of those two in the diaries.
- Little Ray Ray Olmedo knocked in two on a single in the fourth inning. ::contented sigh::.
After I write up something about the other half of the split squad day, it'll be almost time for the Reds to start against the Yankees in Tampa. 1:15 p.m. on MLB Radio.