Kyle Lohse was the story yesterday as the Reds beat the Red Sox 2-1.
Lohse went five innings and allowed zero runs on three hits. He struck out three. Now, I'm not one to get all excited over one spring training start, but YIPEE!! I'd love to see Eric Milton pushed down to the fourth starter. He'd be pretty good for a fourth starter. Overpaid to be sure, but what are you going to do?
Dustin Hermanson pitched a hitless sixth. Jon Coutlangus gave up two hits in a scoreless seventh. Jared Burton allowed Alex Ochoa to cross the plate in the eighth for the Sox' one run. Victor Santos got the save in the ninth with a hitless inning, including a K.
When the Red Sox face the Reds, I'm interested to know how ol' Wily Mo Peña is doing. Yesterday he went 2-for-3 with a double. How nice for him.
On the Reds' side, Chris Denorfia scored both of the Reds' runs. The first one was a homer to lead off the game. The second came in the third inning when Adam Dunn knocked him in. Deno was also the only Red with more than one hit. Also very nice for him.
The win brings the Reds' spring training record to 13-3. Damn I hope they can keep this going into the season. Today Aaron Harang and the Reds host the Atlanta Braves.