March 4, 2006

ST Game 4: Reds 4, Yankees 1

The Reds beat the Yankees to the tune of 4-1 this afternoon in Tampa, FL. I love a good spring training win over the Yankees. It's even better when the game's on the radio.

I was super-excited to hear Steve and Marty use the nickname for Chris Denorfia that I provided at the Reds Caravan. Now if I could just get them to give the URL.

But on to the game:

  • The much anticipated appearance of likely opening day starter Aaron Harang was about as solid as you'd expect. Harang shut out the Yankees over two innings of work. He allowed two hits, hit one batter, and issued no walks.
  • Dave “Pirate Booty” Williams followed up Harang by allowing the Yankees' one run in his two innings of work.
  • Mike Burns turned in two scoreless innings. Allan Simpson, Jake Robbins, and Ryan Wagner worked a scoreless inning apiece. Wagner also pulled in the save.
  • Little Edwin Encarnación continued his offensive tear with a two-run home run off Randy Johnson in the first inning. That brings Encarnación's home run total for 2006 spring training to 3. He's played in three games.
  • The Reds turned four double plays today. Four. Of course, that mostly demonstrates how many Yanks reached base, but still. I'm all for the defense.

You can find the boxscore here.

Tomorrow the Reds will host the Devil Rays in Sarasota at 1:05 p.m. We'll be treated to the pitching stylings of Phil Dumatrait.

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