The Reds play an actual baseball game this afternoon in Goodyear! It’s being broadcast by Fox Sports Ohio and WLW radio.

Reds baseball is back!

Here is today’s lineup for your Cincinnati Reds:

Discuss the game below!

23 Responses

  1. Jimmylh285

    Baseball!!! Yes!! followed redleg nation all winter..never expected any big moves but for whatever reason I’m optimistic..maybe it’s just the eternal reds fan in me

  2. Douglas B. Schloemer

    Opening Day 8 sans DH. Sigh….

  3. Sliotar

    Spot on, Shchi. Many of the funniest comments on this blog, game-related or not, come from RLN Game Threads.

    You know you like baseball when there are almost 200 games, Spring Training and Regular Season combined, and it still feels like the sport has been away for a long time.

    Dilson Herrera as DH today.

    He provided 0.7 WAR ($5.4M in present day value) back in 2015, playing 31 games at 2B for Mets.

    Would be great if he stays healthy and could be 2B of future. His age (24 next month) fits in nicely with The Next Good Reds Team.

  4. scottya

    I wish I was at the game! Gonna leave work early, right now and watch from home!

  5. JB WV

    Couldn’t care less about the lineup today. Here’s hoping the pitchers get through the first week of games injury free.

  6. Mike Z

    Any guesses on where Zach Buchanan is heading. I can’t see The Athletic having 2 Cincinnati baseball writers. Also…The Athletic has been well worth the subscription.

  7. Phil

    I’m not going to get too worked up over what the line up looks like for the first spring training game but I do hope that by opening day against right-handed pitchers the lineup looks something like:
    Winker LF
    Votto 1B
    Gennett 2B
    Suarez 3B
    Schebler or Duvall RF
    Barnhart C
    Hamilton CF
    Peraza SS
    Pitcher

    • Brad

      Awfully optimistic to have Gennett in the three hole.

      • Phil

        In his career he has an 809 ops and 115 wRC+ against right-handed pitching. Those numbers go up to a 930 ops and 138 wRC+ for just 2017.
        Both of those sets of numbers would have been second only to Joey Votto on the 2017 Reds.

      • Brad

        Sorry, I missed the right handed pitcher qualifier.

    • Phil

      If and when Senzel makes it to Cincinnati playing SS I might change to something like:
      Winker LF
      Votto 1B
      Gennett 2B
      Suarez 3B
      Senzel SS
      Schebler or Duvall RF
      Barnhart C
      Hamilton CF
      Pitcher

  8. JB WV

    I’ll bet you three bottles of moonshine to one he doesn’t go three.

    • scottya

      Sal went two, mahle went two. Mahle was particularly impressive.

  9. Darrin

    Of course the mlb.tv app keeps freezing

  10. Bill

    Would loved to have seen the lineup look like this;
    Winkler LF
    Senzel SS
    Votto 1B
    Suarez 3B
    Duvall RF
    Schebler CF
    Herrera 2B
    Barnhart C
    Ervin TH
    Romano P

  11. Darrin

    50 cent is part of baseball immortality

  12. Jordan Barhorst

    Eh. Probably didn’t deserve it, but it wasn’t wrong information.

  13. scottya

    Mahle looked really good. Faced all big Leaguers too.

  14. Carl Sayre

    I am at the head scratching part of the season with Price but it won’t take long to the head shaking part!! They paid all of that money last year fo BP to play elsewhere and still no clue about twiddle onfield! Winkler has been the outfielder of the future for 6he last forever and still has not been allowed to show if he can play at theajor league level!

  15. Kyle

    I might add Winker, Suarez, Votto, Senzel. Even scarier… potentially. 🙂

  16. jazzmanbbfan

    Thom spent all of Votto’s 2nd at bat going on and on about Joey’s incredible work ethic. What were you hearing?

  17. Jeff Reed

    I’ll worry if Winker is not leading off come March 29th. and thereafter against left and right handed pitching.