(Photo:Reuters) Mike Lincoln didn't
impress anyone as he allowed seven hits and four earned runs in only 1 1/3
innings in yesterday's Spring opener against the Cleveland Indians. The
story on the Reds' offense is extremely similar. The Reds collected five
hits (only two by starters) and scored only 2 runs. Both runs were scored in
the bottom of the eighth inning after the Indians had already taken a 9-0
lead. Miguel Cairo drove in the first run scoring Ryan Hanigan with a
double, and Paul Janish drove Cairo in with a sacrifice fly. Rotation
spot-seeking pitcher Justin Lehr also looked dismal allowing two runs and
five hits in two innings of work. The Reds ended up losing 9-2. The Reds and
Indians will go at it again today at 1:10pm. Johnny Cueto will start the
game with right hander Mike Leake also planned to get some action.
Maybe some of our pitchers can benefit from this video on baseball physics.