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Red scare: Cincinnati stomps Brewers 16-4

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Today is alternatively known as "Pitch Like Matt Garza Day."

Rob Tringali

W: Brett Marshall (2-0)
L: Tyler Thornburg (0-2)

HR: Chris Heisey (5), Neftali Soto (2), Roger Bernadina (1), Chris Nelson (1)

Box Score

If you skipped today's game to do something else, anything else, you didn't really miss much.

This one was over early as the Reds plated three runs in the first, three more in the second and another in the third against Tyler Thornburg, who lasted just 2.2 innings. Only four of those seven runs were earned, but it was more than enough to seal the Brewers' fate for today.

The Reds weren't done, however. They also scored five runs in the seventh inning against Donovan Hand and three in the eighth off Rob Wooten. Not all the Brewers pitchers struggled today, though: Wei-Chung Wang pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, Brandon Kintzler worked a perfect frame and Francisco Rodriguez, making his spring debut, pitched what would have been a 1-2-3 inning if not for a foul pop up that was dropped. He responded by allowing a solo home run.

The best news for the Brewers today might have been two-hit games for both Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez. Khris Davis also had a double for the second consecutive day and drew a walk.

The Brewers head to Salt River Fields tomorrow to take on the Diamondbacks at 3 pm Central time. Yovani Gallardo is scheduled to take on Trevor Cahill.