Monday, March 28, 2011

Reds 3/28....

Roster set.  It's a good thing, but it was so easy because so many guys were put on the DL.  Currently Bailey, Cueto, Arredondo, and Lewis are all on the DL.  All are minor injuries and shouldn't keep them out too long, but it's worse then them not being on the team.  Official 25 man roster starting on Thursday...

Ryan Hanigan
Ramon Hernandez
Joey Votto
Brandon Phillips
Paul Janish
Scott Rolen
Edgar Renteria
Miguel Cairo
Juan Francisco
Jay Bruce
Drew Stubbs
Johnny Gomes
Chris Heisey
Edinson Volquez
Bronson Arroyo
Travis Wood
Mike Leake
Sam LeCure
Francisco Cordero
Nick Masset
Aroldis Chapman
Jared Burton
Bill Bray
Matt Maloney
Logan Ondrusek

Volky will start the first game, Wood the second, and Arroyo has the Sunday game. 

Finally got to watch a game today on the MLB Network.  Stubbs hit a freaking shot to right field for a three run dinger.  Gomes also hit a scorcher to left center.  Leake looked very good and threw 5.2 innings.  Good sign, I wasn't feeling too good about him.  Obviously it's only one game but it's his last spring start so hopefully he'll have some confidence going into the season.  Burton had a nice inning again, but the trainer came out and he left the game, hopefully there is nothing wrong there.  The best part about him is that he has longer hair growing out of the back of his cap then Leake did last year, ha.  Another nice surprise was Francisco making a few pretty good plays in left field.  Right now he would be the fifth outfielder if one was ever needed.  I like that, he can pinch hit and play infield or outfield, much better utility guy with Cairo, as far as upside goes.

Only one more spring game left then the real thing starts on Thursday.  It'll be interesting to see Dusty's lineup since he always tries to overthink things.  If I had to guess, with Gallardo on the hill, Dusty will go with....

Stubbs   LF
Phillips   2B
Votto     1B
Rolen     3B
Bruce    RF
Gomes   LF
Hernandez  C
Janish    SS
Volquez  P

The record stands at 16-14, through the spring.  Obviously it doesn't matter, but it's better than a bad record.


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