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Reds Stuck at .500

I guess it’s better then losing all of your games, but the Reds have been busy and as it stands, are now 3-3 in the spring league if you count both sides of the split squad game that took place yesterday against the Pirates.

Saturday, the Reds lost a game in the ninth to the defending champs. Boston scored three runs in the top of the ninth to put the BoSox ahead for good. Future Hall of Famer Adam Dunn hit his first homer of the spring. Eric Milton did not look good in his two innings of work.

On Sunday, the Reds turned it around against the Yankees and came from behind in the ninth. Their three runs put them ahead by a run (6-5), and Todd Coffey slammed the door shut for the good guys. Ramon Ortiz was tagged for three runs. With both Milton and Ortiz, I’m hoping to look back and say that they need time to get their arms ready.

Yesterday they split two games with the Pirates. They took the first one 10-2. Rob Stratton hit two homers and driving in four runs. In the second game, the Reds and Jose Acevedo got crushed. The Pirates took the game 12-1, and Acevedo got rocked for six runs in his one inning of work.

All in all, nothing too surprising. I figured out pitching would take us out of some games, but our bats would keep us in others.

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