Friday, March 28, 2008

Top of the sixth

Dan Wheeler takes the ball for the Rays. Wheeler was acquired at last year's trade deadline for Ty Wiggington, and a solid season from Wheeler would infuse some respect into a relief corps that was a disaster last season.

If Wheeler and Al Reyes can get the ball to Troy Percival, the Rays should be at least 10 wins better than last year.

Wheeler gets off to less-than-stellar start today, however - Cabrera doubles and Phillips triples Cabrera in. Neither are cheap hits, and the Reds are up 3-2.

But Wheeler rights the ship - he whiffs Encarnacion and Dunn, and gets Hatteberg to fly out to Upton, who catches the ball. Whew!

Reds lead 3-2.

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