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Reds pitcher Tyler Mahle talks about his robust spring commence towards the Giants and competing for a location in the rotation
Bobby Nightengale, Cincinnati Enquirer

GOODYEAR, Ariz. – The Reds misplaced their third straight, and it was an hideous one – 11-2 to the Los Angeles Angels before a group of 5,341 at Goodyear Ballpark. 

Harm report

Ideal-hander Sonny Gray threw another bullpen on Saturday. He threw the comprehensive length this time. The last time out we had the catcher established up five ft in front of dwelling plate. He came out of it great. 

A few observations

1. Ideal-hander Anthony DeSclafani worked two scoreless innings. He permitted a strike and struck out two. “I tried out to pump a lot of strikes and function on a few items,” DeSclafani explained. “It worked out very very good.” 

“He seemed seriously very good,” Reds manager David Bell explained. “Speaking to folks that were being listed here last yr, his shipping is totally free and straightforward.” 

2. Factors did not go effectively for Reds pitchers after DeSclafani left. Luis Castillo followed DeSclafani and permitted five runs around 1 2/3 innings. Two of the runs came on Justin Bour’s two-run homer to correct that nearly left the park. Still left-hander Cody Reed followed Castillo and permitted six runs in just one inning.

3. Brian O’Grady, the eighth-round decide in the 2014 draft, strike just one about 30 ft up the wall in heart industry for his to start with dwelling run of the spring. He also created a terrific capture in left, but he banged the fence tough more than enough that he had to depart the match.

“I requested him if he strike his head,” Bell explained. “He explained glance at my hat.”

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The monthly bill was smashed in. O’Grady even now desired to continue to be in the match. 

He’s 4-for-10 this spring with two doubles and the dwelling run. He strike a combined .280 with 21 doubles, six triples, 14 dwelling runs and 59 RB last season at Double-A and Triple-A. This is his to start with major-major-league camp. 

Quote of the day

“It’s not likely to be like the NFL, in which we have the to start with 15 ideas scripted.”  — Game-organizing coach Jeff Pickler. 

Up future

The Reds go to Maryvale to choose on the Milwaukee Brewers in their freshly renovated ballpark. Ideal-hander Lucas Sims (-, .00 Period) makes his to start with commence. Ideal-hander Josh Tomlin (1-, 3.00) will commence for the Brewers. The match is on WLW (700-AM).