ST Game 11: Reds 5, Yankees 4
The Reds rallied in the ninth to win over the group of scrubs posing as the Yankees yesterday. The Reds walked off with a score of 5-4 in Sarasota.
Phil Dumatrait got the start and allowed one run on four hits during the course of three innings of work. Kent Mercker held the Yankees scoreless in his one-inning long first appearance. David Weathers allowed a run in an inning of relief, and Elizardo Ramirez allowed two runs in two innings. Chris Hammond and Ryan Wagner contributed scoreless innings, with Wagner getting the win.
Rich Aurilia, Tuffy Rhodes, and Austin Kearns each contributed an RBI. Guy-Whose-Name-You're-Probably-Beginning-to-Remember Dewayne Wise had a hit and a run scored. Chris “Heartthrob” Denorfia put the ball into play that, after an error, allowed the winning run to score.
The win brings the Reds record to 6-5. Today the Reds host the Blue Jays at 1:05 p.m.
Dewayne Wise was originally drafted by the Reds in the fifth round of the 1997 amateur draft. Toronto grabbed him in 1999 in the Rule V draft. After he mostly kicked around the minors with the Blow Jays they let him become a free agent, the Braves signed him for 2003, then he was claimed off waivers by the Tigers in 2004. The Reds signed him to a minor league contract with ST invite in November. He’s a speed and defense guy.
On the Reds website there’s a Windows Media movie of a funny play where Wise gets a single because of a screwup by the Mets’ ground crew while Wise was with the Braves.