March 22, 2010

The Inaugural Brief

Last Game
The Reds had a split-squad day yesterday. One group traveled to face Oakland, where Johnny Cueto got the start. The Reds won 4-3, and Jared Burton picked up the win.

The second group of Reds stayed in Goodyear to welcome the Chicago Cubs. Justin Lehr started, but the game ended in a tie after 10 innings.

Next Game
The Reds take on the Colorado Rockies at Goodyear in a game televised by FSN Ohio at 4:05pm. Bronson Arroyo will start, and Aroldis Chapman is scheduled to pitch, as well.

Who Wants to Be the Reds’ 5th Starter?
Mike Lincoln was voted off the island this weekend in the Reds’ reality-show-like competition for the 5th starter spot. There are 7 contenders left in camp: left-handers Matt Maloney, Aroldis Chapman, and Travis Wood and right-handers Justin Lehr, Micah Owings, Kip Wells, and Mike Leake.

What to Say to Sound Smart at the Water Cooler
Edinson Volquez started throwing off the mound this weekend and is optimistic he’ll return in mid-July.

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