The Reds outlasted the Blue Jays to win 7-6 in the tenth inning in Sarasota yesterday.
Brandon “Pickle Man” Claussen got his second spring training start. He allowed two earned runs on five hits in four innings of work. He's well on his way to getting into the seventh inning, like he promised after his last start.
Jimmy Journell and Matt Belisle each contributed a scoreless inning of relief and Brian Shackelford contributed two scoreless innings. Jason Standridge's two strike outs in his inning of work were drowned out by the two home runs he allowed to blow the lead. Allan Simpson came in in the tenth to walk one, strike out one, give up an unearned run on an error he himself made, and get the unearned win in the bottom of the inning.
Third baseman Edwin Encarnación continued his spring training hotness by going 2-for-3. Dewayne Wise went 1-for-2 with a home run in the seventh inning. It was Wise's second home run of spring training, making him only the second Red with more than one home run.
The win brought the Reds record to 7-5.