The Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians were going at it in Spring Training game number two from Goodyear, Ariz. The Reds sent Johnny Cueto to the hill, anxious to see him pitch for the first time in a game since the team’s heartbreaking loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the NL Wildcard game.
Cincinnati scored first when Zack Cozart hit a two-run double to left, but the Indians would answer back in large amounts.
In the Cleveland fifth inning, Bryan Price sent out Daniel Corcino to pitch. Corcino struggled, giving up four runs off of only one hit and three walks. The Tribe added a boatload of runs, making the final score 12-3.
The scores of Spring Training ballgames aren’t that important, to be honest, the main thing is seeing who is good enough to make the team, and making sure your starters stay healthy. Johnny Cueto was the main story line of this game. Last season Cueto made three trips to the disabled list, so everyone wanted to make sure he was okay to pitch.
When asked about how he felt pitching, Cueto said “I felt great, I felt nothing.” That is a great thing to hear for Reds’ fans, he will be a big part of the team’s success this year and is considered the Ace of the Reds’ rotation.
The Reds and Indians will go at it again tomorrow at 3:05, Homer Bailey, the $105 Million man is scheduled to make his spring debut.