By: Zane Miller
The Reds took a 1-4-1 record in spring training games this week, taking a 6-4 win over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night, before going winless the rest of the week with an 11-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night, an 8-3 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Friday afternoon, a 6-2 loss to the Padres on Saturday night and a 3-2 loss against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday afternoon, capped off with a 5-5 tie against the Cleveland Indians on Monday afternoon.
The week also saw 12 players that were officially cut from the opening day roster and reassigned to the minor leagues.
“All are guys that really made a good impression, did everything they could and now it’s a matter of going down and continuing to stay with it and not give up,” Reds manager David Bell told the Cincinnati Enquirer. “You create opportunities for yourself that way. That was the message to a lot of them.”
In Wednesday’s game against the Padres, center fielder Scott Schebler led the team on offense with four RBIs. Reds pitcher Matt Wisler picked up the win with one inning in relief, allowing just one hit, while new Reds acquisition Odrisamer Despaigne earned the save, with two perfect innings of relief to close out the game. Veteran Reds pitcher Anthony DeSclafani went the longest in the game, going two and two-thirds with one earned run on five hits in the no decision.
The team will next play in a two game set against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday afternoon and Friday night.