A day after the Cincinnati Reds handed the Chicago Cubs their asses, the Milwaukee Brewers did the same thing to the Reds.
But it’s okay. There’s no need to panic.
Sure Homer Bailey allowed four earned runs in his start and didn’t make it the three innings he was scheduled to pitch. And yeah, Mike Leake wasn’t any better in his three innings where he allowed nine hits and four runs. And I know Bill Bray didn’t look good at all in his 2/3 of an inning where he gave up seven runs.
But this is Spring Training. The pitchers are probably fine-tuning their fastballs or something. Or don’t want to show off their best stuff and latest tricks to an in-division rival. Why were they so much better yesterday against the Cubs, you might ask? I think that question answers itself.
Dave Sappelt provided half of the Reds’ offense with a homer in the 7th. Yasmani Grandal drove in the only other run in the 9th.
The score was lopsided and the game was ugly–of course it was televised by FSN Ohio–but it happens. Just grab your towel, don’t panic, and enjoy the baseball for the fun exhibition it is.