Sunday: Live BP
Today for the first time, Reds pitchers got a chance to get some simulated game conditions by facing Reds hitters in live batting practice. Among the pitchers that threw on Sunday were J.J. Hoover, Tony Cingrani, Daniel Corcino, Clay Hensley, Pedro Villarreal and Armando Galarraga. Pitchers like Johnny Cueto, Aroldis Chapman and others are scheduled to throw their live BP on Tuesday. The schedule has no live BP on Monday.
Nothing too crazy of note happened during the sessions today. At one point, pitcher Nick Christiani hit batter Derrick Robinson with a pitch in the side, but it looked worse than it was. The ball actually went inside a front pocket on Robinson’s pullover.
Among the drills today were pitchers and defense working on pickoffs and rundowns.
Here some photos from Sunday at Reds camp.