Monday, March 10, 2014

Five Reds pitchers who are tickling the stat sheet in spring training

If the Reds want to do big things in 2014, the pitching staff is going to have to stay healthy and well. Aside from Mat Latos, Cincinnati appears to be in great shape midway through spring training in this area. And the following five pitchers are seemingly leading the way. Well, at least on the stat sheet.

Here are five Reds pitchers performing well this spring:

Tony Cingrani: The southpaw is sporting a perfect 0.00 ERA through two starts totalling five innings. Hitters are batting a lowly .071 against him thus far. That essentially means Cingrani has allowed just one hit all spring.

Homer Bailey: Don't be fooled by his 3.60 ERA. Fresh off signing a $105 million deal, Bailey's also surrendered just one hit through five innings of work. However, the hit he gave up went over the fence and resulted in a two-run homer. Nonetheless, the right-hander is still sporting a .067 BAA and a 0.60 WHIP.

Brett Marshall: The right-hander was picked up off waivers last month and has shined so far through five total frames spanning two outings. Marshall has yet to relinquish a run although he has walked five.

Pedro Beato: Like Marshall, Beato was also claimed off waivers by the Reds, except he was plucked last fall. Through four appearances, Beato has yet to allow a run or walk and has even tallied a save in his lone opportunity.

Lee Hyde: After notching a tidy 1.98 ERA in 55 outings split between Double-A Pensacola and Triple-A Louisville last year, the left-hander (pictured above) has held opposing teams scoreless in 4.1 innings of work this spring. Hyde may very well be a darkhorse candidate to spend some time with the big club down the road if he continues to throw goose eggs up on the scoreboard.

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