Friday, February 29, 2008

Bottom 4 - Rays at Reds

This just in from sources close to the situation, Jeff Niemann will in fact start Sunday at McKechnie Field against the Pirates. If you want to see a very large man throw a baseball, get to "The Mac" box office today. Tickets are going fast.

Hammel wanted no part of Griffey, walking him to lead off the inning. Joe Maddon won't be liking that after his team just gave him a lead. Now Griffey takes his leave for pinch runner Chris Dickerson. The Reds appear keen to run on Hammel and Riggans as Dickerson tried to steal second but moved up on a ground ball, then stole third. He came around to score on a ground ball out. In the interim, Joey Votto, who isn't a prospect for his speed, stole second.

It's the first game of spring training for goodness sakes, but Hammel isn't doing himself any favors. The Reds score once to draw within one as an army of Reds make their way to the clubhouse.

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