Reds rough up D-Backs, 13-7
TUCSON, Ariz. — Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Edwin Jackson wasn’t his usual sharp self in a 13-7 loss to the Cincinnati Reds.
But that wasn’t a concern this early in spring training for the right-hander, who is expected to be the Diamondbacks’ No. 2 starter.
He allowed seven runs and six hits in 2 1/3 innings. He gave up a solo home run to Jay Bruce, walked two, struck out none and threw a wild pitch during a blustery afternoon at Tucson Electric Park. The wind at game time was 19 mph.
“Probably rushing a little bit. I didn’t really have a feel for any pitch. That’s never a good thing when you never establish a feel for any pitch,” said Jackson, who is 0-1 with an 8.59 ERA. “Couple balls up. They put them in play.”
For the Reds, starter Johnny Cueto allowed two runs in 3 2/3 innings. He struck out one and walked one.
Drew Stubbs entered the game hitting 2 for 20, but went 2 for 3 with a double and triple and two RBIs to improve his average to .174.