Bankston was a pretty good pickup. He's a former top prospect in the Rays system. He's still only 25 years old.
Last edited by OnBaseMachine; 02-27-2009 at 01:41 PM.
Reds' 1st: Taveras walks, steals second. Hairston walks. Votto singles, Taveras scores. Francisco doubles, Hairston scores. That's the second time in two games that Francisco had gone the opposite way to left. Gomes doubles, Votto and Francisco score. Dickerson walks. (LH Bastardo pitching) Keppinger F7. Hernandez F9. Bankston walks. Taveras 5u.
I know it's only spring training, but the Phillies seem to always crush Bronson. At least Burrell is finally gone though.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."
1-2-3 second inning for Bronson. 4-1 Reds after 1 1/2.
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Matt Maloney in to pitch for the Reds. Reds lead 5-1 in the third.
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Phils' 2nd: Ozuna F7. Chavez F8. Marson F7.
Reds' 2nd: Hairston K. Votto homers. Francisco L6. Gomes K.
It looks like Francisco hit another ball hard to the opposite field.
Last edited by OnBaseMachine; 02-27-2009 at 02:07 PM.
First inning: The Reds beat up on Phillies starter Andrew Carpenter, who faced six batters without recording an out. After walks by leadoff batter Willy Taveras and Jerry Hairston Jr., Joey Votto hit a rolling RBI single through the middle. Juan Francisco smoked a RBI double to left field and Jonny Gomes ripped a two-run double to thw wall in left-center field. Lefty pitcher Antonio Bastardo took over for Carpenter from there but Cincinnati sent 10 men to the plate in the inning.
Bronson Arroyo didn't have a smooth top of the first inning -- giving up two doubles and a walk. Raul Ibanez's double drove in the game's first run.
Second inning: Arroyo appeared to throwing easy and just trying to locate in the first inning. But in the second inning, he seemed to throw a little harder with some movement. The side was retired in order and Matt Maloney took over in the third. In the bottom of the second, Joey Votto lifted a solo homer the opposite way to the left field corner.
Maloney gave up an RBI single to Dobbs in the 3rd. 5-2 Reds after 2 1/2.
Phils' 3rd: Victorino 6-3. McDonald walks. Ibanez walks. Stairs F9. Dobbs singles, McDonald scores. Jenkins K.
Dickerson walked vs JC Romero but was picked off.
5-2 Reds after three innings.
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