The Reds went to town on Team Canada last night, walloping them 2-12.
Mat Latos started for the Reds and gave Team Canada its two runs. After his 3 innings, though, the bullpen was in the groove. The Reds struck out 14.
Ryan Ludwick hit a 3-run home run in the second inning, and Miguel Olivo did the same in the third, but even those only accounted for half of the Reds’ runs.
There were plenty of RBI to go around. None for Jay Bruce, though. Surely, that’s a fluke.
So, not looking so good for Team Canada, if they can’t even beat the spring training Reds. I bet it was a nice feeling for the Reds to put the hurt on someone in Goodyear for a change.
The Reds have today off. Finally! A chance for the team to properly take in all the wonders that the greater Phoenix metropolitan area has to offer!
A “New” Face on the Beat
C. Trent Rosecrans, whose name you probably recognize from his time writing about the Reds for the now-defunct Cincinnati Post or for the other places he’s contributed since then, has joined the Reds beat for the Enquirer.
Good for you, C. Trent! I hope it goes really well.
Now, I know what you’re wondering: “How can I give credit to the Red Hot Household for this most excellent reduction in underemployment?” Well, it just so happens that our own Zeldink is on the Gannet Digital team that finally pushed the Enquirer’s parent company into the online world in a meaningful way. That allowed them to start making money, stop laying people off, and even expand the beats they cover. New beats meant that John Fay’s second-in-command could move on to greener pastures and before you knew it, poof! A door is opened for C. Trent.
What to Say to Sound Smart at the Water Cooler
Emmanuel Burriss is currently leaning the spring training Reds in at-bats. His average is pretty sweet: .304. Unfortunately, his OBP is less so: .304.