Red at Rangers
Scheduled pitchers: Reds – Jeff Francis (still in hunt for 5th spot on the rotation. Playing well this spring with 2 rims 5 base runners over 8 innings pitched)
Bill Bray (returned from groin injury pitched in Friday's minor league game, was rusty, slated to pitch here)
Jose Arrendondo (2nd year back from Tommy John surgery with 6.43 ERA in Cactus league, but 4 of his 5 runs came in 1 of his 6 outings. Also 11 K's and 2 BB so far)
Nick Masset (Not having a good spring, but potential set up man)
Scheduled pitchers. Rangers – Scott Feldman (back from microfracture surgery on his right knee. Expected long relief and spot start)
Mark Lowe (middle relief man with mid 90's plus fastball, but spot is his to lose against Uehara and Tateyama)
Joe Nathan (New closer in town. Getting up in age and his velocity is down)
Joe Beimel (34 years old lefty looking for a spot in the pen)
Mike Adams (one of the top relievers in the game. Still developing arm strength with late start this spring)
Reds might seem like they're tinkering around, but that maybe more true for the Rangers as they can't seem to get a win at home. I definitely think Reds have the value in this match up.
So much for my non sense with Texas clobbering the Reds at home.