Left-handed pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu got off to a rocky start by giving up four hits and two runs in the first inning.
Ryu tightened up his game after giving up those runs. He pitched three more innings, allowing no runs and just one hit.
Despite his rough first inning, Ryu was pleased with his performance.
“The whole point of spring training is to build up pitch counts and innings, so I think I was able to do that,” Ryu said.
Ryu’s start against the Reds was his longest appearance in spring training this year. He threw four innings with three strikeouts. In his previous start against the Kansas City Royals, Ryu pitched three scoreless innings with three strikeouts.
Puig makes his debut against the Dodgers
Cincinnati Reds outfielder Yasiel Puig notched a base hit against Ryu in his first appearance against his former team.
Puig would go on to ground out in his next two at-bats against the Dodgers.
Other notable performances
- Center fielder Ezequiel Carrera stole a base and scored a run
- Catcher Will Smith hits a 2-out RBI single
- Dylan Floro, Jaime Schultz, Pedro Báez and Karch Kowalczyk each pitched a scoreless inning
Kenta Maeda gets the start on the bump as the Dodgers head 12 miles north to face the San Diego Padres at the Peoria Sports Complex.
Here is the Dodgers’ lineup against the Padres:
Tonight's #DodgersST split-squad lineup at Padres:— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) March 14, 2019
And the Padres’ starting lineup:
We’ve got @RobbieErlin27 throwing to hot-hitting Austin Hedges at 6:40 p.m. PT in Peoria. #PadresST @jesseagler and @tonygwynnjr are on the call in a https://t.co/eUF5yN62B1 audio webcast pic.twitter.com/TvZhVZA2wa— San Diego Padres (@Padres) March 14, 2019
The game begins at 6:40 pm PDT and can be heard on MLB.com.