March 25, 2013

In brief: Arroyo OK after line-drive to the hand

Last Game
It was yet another loss for the Reds yesterday. They lost 2-4 while visiting the Rangers in Surprise, AZ. The game was televised on the MLB Network, so I got to watch a Reds lineup minus Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips while I put in my time on the treadmill. It was so meta.

Devin Mesoraco went 2-for-3 with an RBI and Miguel Olivo went 1-for-1 with an RBI and a run scored. That’s about all that’s worth mentioning from the offensive side.

From the defensive side, there’s more to say. Starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo took a line-drive to the pitching hand in the sixth inning. He left the game for x-rays, which were negative, and it sounds like today he’s already feeling fine. It must be the supplements.

Next Game
This afternoon the Reds host the Mariners at 4:05 p.m. Homer Bailey will be starting for the Reds.

Mark Berry offers congratulations to Scott Rolen after a game-tying home run.

Mark Berry congratulates Scott Rolen after a game-tying home run.

Get Well Soon, Berry
The Reds’ long-time third base coach, Mark Berry, has been diagnosed with cancer in his left tonsil and two lymph nodes on the left side of his neck.

He has caught it early and has a couple treatment options, which may or may not limit his ability to take the field.

Apparently his sister has a similar condition, so though the preliminary tests showed that there was no cancer, Berry pursued more aggressive testing and discovered it was more serious.

The organization is super supportive, and it sounds like Berry might have a very positive outcome. There’s a great write-up of the situation on I recommend you check it out.

What to Say to Sound Smart at the Water Cooler
This weather sure doesn’t make it feel like it’s time for baseball. But there have been several snowed out games. In 2007, the Cleveland Indian’s opening day game was delayed by snow. There are a few videos on YouTube, even.

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