• My Scores
  • MLB
  • Golf
  • World Cup

San Diego at Cincinnati

    Scoreboard
    San Diego «2001000115--
    Cincinnati0000000000--

    Padres 5, Reds 0

    •  

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Right-hander Bronson Arroyo got off to a much better start this spring.

    Arroyo pitched three innings in his spring debut and gave up a homer by Jeremy Hermida that helped split-squad San Diego beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-0 on Wednesday.

    Hermida hit a solo shot in the first off Arroyo, who allowed a club-record 46 homers last season. The right-hander contracted mononucleosis during spring training last year and it lingered into the season, leading to a 9-14 record.

    Arroyo pitched 199 innings last year in spite of the lingering effects of the illness. It was the first time in seven seasons that he pitched fewer than 200 innings.

    He was scheduled to go two innings on Wednesday, but threw so few pitches that he was allowed to three. He gave up one run on two hits and a walk.

    "I feel good," said Arroyo, who spent the offseason getting fully recovered from the mononucleosis. "My body feels more lively and less achy than my first time out in years past. I felt the ball was coming out of my hand better than it has in a couple years."

    Nick Hundley added a two-run home run off Ron Mahay.

    Left-hander Cory Luebke, who earned a role in the Padres' rotation after beginning last season in the bullpen, struck out four and picked off two during his two scoreless innings. Cincinnati managed three hits overall off seven Padres pitchers. Jay Bruce and Scott Rolen had doubles.

    Zack Cozart walked in the first inning but was picked off by Luebke. Bruce doubled in the second inning but was also picked off.

    "I felt all right," said Luebke, who is trying to earn a spot in the rotation out of spring training. "It was good to get back out there. You think you wouldn't get jitters every year when this happens, but it's good to get back out there to know you didn't forget how to throw in the offseason."

    The Padres' lineup featured three former Reds - Hermida, Yonder Alonso and Yasmani Grandall. Alonso was the Reds' first draft pick in the June 2008 draft. Grandall, who was the designated hitter, was the Reds' first pick in 2010.

    Both were traded to San Diego with Edinson Volquez and minor league pitcher Brad Boxberger for starter Mat Latos in the offseason.

    Alonso doubled in three at-bats. Grandall had a single in four at-bats.

    "Alonso's swinging it," pitching coach Darren Balsley said. "He looks like a guy that can put the ball in play and hit to all fields. That's what we need."

    San Diego pitchers struck out 13 batters.

    "We stressed keeping fastballs down in the zone," Balsley said. "Luebke pitched down in the zone when he had to today. Our guys made a lot of good pitches."

    Notes: Reds INF Juan Francisco has been limited by a strained calf. He played in the field for the first time, getting a hit as the third baseman. ... Reds closer Ryan Madson, who was signed as a free agent, threw on the side Wednesday. He's been held out of games because of tenderness in his elbow. ... Reds LHP Bill Bray, hampered by a strained groin, pitched a simulated game. ... Andrew Cashner, acquired from the Chicago Cubs over the winter, pitched a scoreless inning for San Diego.

     
    Copyright 2014 by STATS LLC and The Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and The Associated Press is strictly prohibited.
     
     
    CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
    COMMENTS
    Conversation powered by Livefyre

    CBSSports.com Shop

    Nike Philadelphia Phillies Classic Full Zip Hoodie

    Summer Sale!
    Save an extra 30% on sale items
    Shop Now

    San Diego Padres
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Jaff Decker, CF-RF4121100 .300
    Jeremy Hermida, RF3111002 .375
        Luis Domoromo, RF-LF2000002 .000
    Yonder Alonso, 1B3010000 .300
        Nathan Freiman, 1B1001011 .000
    Kyle Blanks, LF2000111 .222
        Reymond Fuentes, PR-CF1100110 .000
    Nick Hundley, C3112001 .333
        Jason Hagerty, C0000100 .500
    Yasmani Grandal, DH4010024 .333
    Jedd Gyorko, 3B4120000 .300
    Jeudy Valdez, SS3010001 .429
       a- Andrew Cumberland, PH-2B0000100 .000
    Andy Parrino, 2B-SS4010005 .200
    Totals34510555  
    a-walked for Valdez in the 8th
    Batting
    2B - Jaff Decker (1, Texeira), Yonder Alonso (1, Arredondo), Jeudy Valdez (1, Arredondo)
    HR - Jeremy Hermida (1, Arroyo), Nick Hundley (1, Mahay)
    SF - Nathan Freiman (1)
    RBI - Jaff Decker (2), Jeremy Hermida (3), Nathan Freiman (1), Nick Hundley 2 (2)
    SB - Reymond Fuentes (1, 2nd base off Masset/Miller)
    Team LOB - 8
    San Diego Padres
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Cory Luebke (W,1-0) 2100140 0.00
    Casey Kelly (H,1) 2000020 0.00
    Andrew Cashner (H,1) 1100210 0.00
    Dale Thayer (H,1) 1100120 0.00
    Matt Palmer (H,1) 1000010 4.50
    Erik Hamren (H,1) 1000000 0.00
    Brad Brach 1000030 9.00
    Pitches-Strikes - Cory Luebke 19-13, Casey Kelly 10-10, Andrew Cashner 14-6, Dale Thayer 12-8, Matt Palmer 5-5, Erik Hamren 3-3, Brad Brach 9-9
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Casey Kelly 3-1, Andrew Cashner 1-1, Matt Palmer 1-1, Erik Hamren 1-2
    Batters Faced - Cory Luebke 6, Casey Kelly 6, Andrew Cashner 6, Dale Thayer 5, Matt Palmer 3, Erik Hamren 3, Brad Brach 3
    Cincinnati Reds
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Brandon Phillips, 2B2000010 .286
        Willie Harris, 2B1000100 .222
    Zack Cozart, SS1000100 .333
        Wilson Valdez, SS2000001 .250
    Joey Votto, 1B2000011 .286
        Donald Lutz, 1B2000021 .429
    Scott Rolen, 3B2010010 .571
        Juan Francisco, 3B2010010 .200
    Jay Bruce, RF2010001 .667
        Denis Phipps, RF2000022 .222
    Ryan Ludwick, LF1000110 .125
        Daryl Jones, LF1000010 .200
    Drew Stubbs, CF1000110 .571
        Kris Negron, CF1000000 .143
    Devin Mesoraco, C2000003 .167
        Corky Miller, C1000000 .200
    Brian Esposito, DH2000023 .000
       a- Tucker Barnhart, PH-DH1000000 .000
    Totals28030413  
    a-popped out for Esposito in the 8th
    Batting
    2B - Scott Rolen (1, Cashner), Jay Bruce (2, Luebke)
    CS - Zack Cozart (1, 2nd base by Luebke/Hundley)
    PK - Jay Bruce (1, Luebke)
    Team LOB - 5
    Fielding
    DP - B. Phillips-Cozart-Votto, Lutz-Valdez-Ondrusek
    Cincinnati Reds
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Bronson Arroyo (L,0-1) 3211101 3.00
    Jose Arredondo 2311020 3.00
    Ron Mahay 1322101 18.00
    Nick Masset 0.2100210 0.00
    Logan Ondrusek 1.1000110 0.00
    Kanekoa Texeira 1111010 13.50
    WP - Nick Masset (1)
    Pitches-Strikes - Bronson Arroyo 14-10, Jose Arredondo 13-13, Ron Mahay 13-7, Nick Masset 14-5, Logan Ondrusek 9-5, Kanekoa Texeira 6-6
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Bronson Arroyo 4-4, Jose Arredondo 2-2, Ron Mahay 2-1, Logan Ondrusek 2-0, Kanekoa Texeira 1-1
    Batters Faced - Bronson Arroyo 11, Jose Arredondo 9, Ron Mahay 7, Nick Masset 5, Logan Ondrusek 4, Kanekoa Texeira 4
    Game Information
    Attendance - 1643
    Game Time - 2:39
    Temperature - 63
    Umpires - Home - Brian Knight, First Base - Angel Campos, Second Base - Mike Muchlinski, Third Base - Tyler Funneman