It’s a different sort of deal having a night game at Spring Training. Your routine is altered and after being up early and at the complex by 7:45 am most mornings, you don’t know what to with yourself. I could only “sleep in” until 8:15 am…but I was grateful for those few extra minutes.
Pitcher Sam LeCure is already at the complex and was one of the few around early this afternoon. He ran out of stuff to do and just brought his lunch over.
Reds vs. Dodgers, 9:05 p.m. ET. WLW has radio and it can be heard on MLB.com
Bruce 9 Gomes 7 Gomes 7 Dorn 9
**UPDATE: Bruce isn’t feeling well today and was scratched.
Also scheduled to pitch are Cordero, Chapman, Maloney and LeCure.
Asking Dusty Baker if this was close to the way his Opening Day lineup might look (before Bruce was scratched), he only gave some indications but no confirmations.
“It’s my night after no playing day lineup. Tomorrow’s lineup is the day after night to rest my night lineup,” Baker said. This lineup has most of my big boys in there. I want them to be under the lights because we only have one more under the lights until we start the season. Then you’re under the lights 80 percent of the time. Night baseball is definitely a larger adjustment than day baseball.”
Baker was also asked if felt like he needed a left-hander in his rotation to mix it up. It’s something he hasn’t been concerned about in the past. Now he has Wood possibly in the mix.
“I haven’t been concerned because I haven’t had any,” Baker said. “We weren’t going to go out and buy one so we had to raise one. That’s the key word, possibly. If I say yes, you eliminate somebody and that’s not right – yet.”
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