The Reds recorded their first win of the spring. “It seems like it’s been a long time since we shook hands,” Reds manager Dusty Baker said. “We got good pitching and defense.” The arms: Armando Galarraga started and pitched two innings of one-hit ball. He struck out two and walked none. Sean Marshall and Jonathan Broxton each pitched a scoreless inning. Jeff Stevens, the right-hander the Reds traded to Cleveland for Brandon Phillips, recorded the save with a 1-2-3 ninth. The bats: Joey Votto hit his first home run of the spring — a two-run shot to left-center. Votto also drove in a run with a ground out in the first. Votto has reached base in five of eight plate appearances this spring and has four RBI. The rest: Emmanuel Burriss reached base in front of Votto with a nice bunt down the first base line. The Brewers’ runs were unearned — the result of center fielder Yorman Rodriguez’s three-base error. The game drew 1,720 — they don’t exactly pack them in at Goodyear Ballpark.
Reds down Brewers, 5-2
Cincinnati Enquirer | Feb 26