The Reds beat their intrastate rivals the Cleveland Indians this afternoon in Winter Haven by a score of 10-4.
Brandon Claussen lasted six innings and allowed three runs (all earned) on four hits. David Weathers finally got some work in with an inning of scoreless, one-hit work. Ryan Wagner, whom Chris Graves assures us does not have a season-ending injury also worked a scoreless, one-hit inning. Kent Mercker gave up two hits and run in the ninth.
The Reds' RBI belong to: Frank Menechino (1), Guy-I-Never-Heard-Of Patchett (1), Adam Dunn (1), David Ross (1), Andy Abad (2), Jeff Bannon (3), and Norris Hopper (1).
Joining this motley crew are at least four other players I've never heard of. Apparently the Reds are making the most of their impressive Depth and Versatility in these final games. Maybe they'll give me a shot in the game tomorrow.
The win brings the Reds' spring record to an impressive 21-11. They host the Indians tomorrow at 1:05 p.m. for the last game of the pre-season.