The Cincinnati Reds lost to the Colorado Rockies, 3-2. Daniel Ray Herrera was the goat for the Reds, giving up the lead with one out in the 9th. It was a mixed blessing. The Reds did lose and wasted a comeback attempt where Chris Heisey knocked in the tying run in the top of the 9th, but it also allowed us to see the entire game without having to leave early to catch our flight home. You can hear our thoughts on the game and the Rockies new park here.
After an off-day, the Reds have a rare Spring Training night game when the Kansas City Royals come to Goodyear. Bronson Arroyo will toss the first pitch at 10:05pm EDT.
The First Cuts of 2011
On Monday, the Reds reduced their roster for the first time this spring. There were no surprises.
Catcher Yasmani Grandal, the team’s No. 1 pick (12th overall) in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft, was among the players on the 40-man roster sent out, along with right-hander Daryl Thompson and left-hander Philippe Valiquette.
Nine players in total were cut. The other six were Donnie Joseph, Jeremy Horst, Matt Klinker, Justin Lehr, Danny Dorn, and Chris Denove.
The Reds now have 45 players in the big league camp.
What to Say to Sound Smart at the Water Cooler
Starting Saturday, March 19, every Reds Spring Training game will be broadcast on 700 WLW.