March 9, 2006

ST Game 8: Reds 3, Twins 2

The Reds demonstrated that they can consistently beat the Twinkies yesterday with a 3-2 victory in Fort Myers. It wasn't the kind of 9-1 event we saw last time, but it did involve third baseman Edwin Encarnación's fourth home run of the spring training.

Dave Williams got the start and managed to hold the Twins scoreless through his three innings of work. Sure, he walked four guys to get there, but none of them scored so who's complaining. Matt Belisle, Jason Standridge, Luke Hudson, Brian Shackelford, Ryan Wagner, and Allan Simpson each pitched an inning as well. Belisle and Standridge each allowed a run. Wagner got the win and Simpson pulled in his second save of the preseason.

Guy-You've-Never-Heard-Of of the game: Dewayne Wise. He went 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored. His timing couldn't be better; the first cuts are coming today.

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