Reds 7, Padres 3
Edinson Volquez was wild in this warmup.
Volquez walked six in his last outing before starting the
Padres’ opener and the Cincinnati Reds beat San Diego 7-3
Volquez walked three in the third inning but pitched out of the
jam. He was pulled after pitching to two batters in the sixth
inning, allowing a single to Ryan Ludwick and walking Devin
”His command got away from him in the inning he walked all the
guys,” San Diego manager Bud Black said. ”He came back and got
the out he needed to which was great. I think he’s ready physically
and mentally for Monday.”
Volquez is set to start he opener against the Mets in New
”My mechanics were off. I jumped a little bit,” Volquez said.
”I have to work on my bullpen to stay closed. Everything was fine
from the windup. It was just when I was in the stretch.”
Shin-Soo Choo’s second home run of the spring was the first hit
allowed by Volquez.
Ryan Ludwick hit his first homer this spring, a three-run drive
for the Reds. Joey Votto added his fourth home run.
Ludwick was hitting .208 when the game started. He walked and
singled before he broke open a 1-all tie in the seventh.
”We got home runs but it starts with good pitching,”
Cincinnati manager Dusty Baker said. ”It keeps you in the game
until you hit the home runs.”
Mike Leake pitched six strong innings for Reds, giving up one
run and five hits. He struck out four and walked none.
”It was a good tuneup. I was keeping the ball down,” Leake
NOTES: The Reds reassigned LHP Wilkin De La Rosa and RHP Clay
Hensley to minor league camp. … Reds RHP Jose Arredondo pitched a
scoreless inning. He has allowed one run in eight innings over his
last seven outings. … Padres OF Carlos Quentin singled twice. He
played in back-to-back days for the first time since returning from
a knee injury. … Padres INF Logan Forsythe went back to San Diego
to have his right foot examined by team doctors. He has plantar