GOODYEAR, Ariz. – The Reds had been winless in a property-highway, split-squad doubleheader Monday.

They lost to the Chicago Cubs 9-1 at property. The only operate came Aristides Aquino’s property operate in the ninth. “That was the most difficult ball I have seen hit this spring,” Reds manager David Bell explained. 

Versus the Diamondbacks at Salt River Fields, the Reds tied 3-3. Matt Kemp hit a solo property operate in the fourth inning. They have a 3-6-2 record this spring.

Personal injury report

Suitable-hander Sonny Grey (elbow soreness) will toss to are living batters Tuesday, maybe the closing step just before getting in a activity. Matt Bowman and Robert Stephenson, who have not pitched in online games, threw bullpens Monday. 

4 observations

1. Suitable-hander Tony Santillan had his 2nd robust begin. He went two innings from the Cubs and only permitted a leadoff property operate to Albert Almora Jr. Michael Lorenzen adopted and two scoreless innings, making it possible for only 1 hit. 

2. Jared Hughes permitted five runs (two acquired) in the activity at Goodyear. Hughes pitched improved than his line. Slight league shortstop Luis Gonzalez’s throwing mistake on a absolutely sure double-enjoy ball led to 3 runs. You cannot believe the double enjoy, so one of the runs was acquired. 

3. Tanner Roark was effective in his begin from the Diamondbacks, tossing 3 scoreless innings. Roark struck out two, throwing 28 of his 42 pitches for strikes. “Felt genuinely good,” he explained. “Starting to get the timing down, which I have been working on a ton in bullpens and the offseason.” 

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4. At the game in Scottsdale, Kemp hit his 2nd property operate of the spring to middle area. It was an 88-mph fastball from D-Backs reliever Greg Holland, which carried about the wall. Kemp has four hits this spring: two homers and two doubles. “He’s viewing the ball perfectly,” Reds bench coach Freddie Benavides explained.

Quotation of the day

“It’s a good dilemma because he’s been these kinds of a good participant for so extensive. He’s the form of participant that can have a group. He’s that form of offensive participant. He’s been on good teams, he’s been on good teams. He just brings so a lot. I never have the answer to that. Suitable now, and what I have explained to Matt is how I feel. We just have to allow it enjoy out, and we have to figure out a way to make it do the job.” – David Bell on the system for Kemp.  

Up following

The Reds are off Tuesday. They enjoy San Diego on Wednesday at Goodyear Ballpark. The activity is on WLW (700-AM). 

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