The Reds triumphed over the Phillies in Sarasota today, 5 to 2. Brandon Claussen finally got his first start of the spring training season and, in addition to allowing no runs on just three hits and a walk in three innings of work, also knocked in a couple runs with a double in the second inning.
Matt Belisle and David Weathers each gave up a single run in an inning of work apiece. Brian Shackleford, Rick White, Luke Hudson, and Allan Simpson also contributed scoreless efforts.
Some fella by the name of Earl Snyder who, according to his bio plays first base but according to the box score was playing third, hit a two-run home run in the eighth. Oh, and Tony Womack was caught stealing again. Maybe he's not as fast as he thinks he is.
Tomorrow the Reds travel to Dunedin to play the Toronto Blue Jays at 1:05 p.m.