The Cincinnati Reds kick off their spring training schedule at 3:05pm EST against the Cleveland Indians. Sonny Gray was originally scheduled to make the start, but elbow stiffness has him sidelined.

Cincinnati Reds Starting Lineup

  1. Tucker Barnhart – Catcher
  2. Joey Votto – First Base
  3. Matt Kemp – Left Field
  4. Eugenio Suarez – Third Base
  5. Yasiel Puig – Right Field
  6. Phil Ervin – Designated Hitter
  7. Jose Siri – Center Field
  8. Blake Trahan – Shortstop
  9. Christian Colon – Second Base
  10. Tanner Roark – Starting Pitcher

Also scheduled to pitch, according to C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic: Brandon Finnegan, Jared Hughes, Amir Garrett, Buddy Boshers, Ian Krol, Jackson Stephens, Jesus Reyes.

Reserve players on todays roster:


  • Tim Adleman (RHP)
  • Ty Boyles (LHP)
  • Tommy Bergjans (RHP)


  • Hendrik Clementina
  • Kyle Farmer
  • Connor Joe
  • Chris Okey
  • Tyler Stephenson


  • Brantley Bell
  • Luis Gonzalez
  • Alfredo Rodriguez
  • Josh VanMeter


  • Aristides Aquino
  • TJ Friedl
  • Jordan Patterson
  • Taylor Trammell
  • Mason Williams
  • Kyle Wren

Cleveland Indians Starting Lineup

  1. Greg Allen – Center Field
  2. Jake Bauers – First Base
  3. Jose Ramirez – Third Base
  4. Tyler Naquin – Right Field
  5. Matt Joyce – Designated Hitter
  6. Jordan Luplow – Left Field
  7. Roberto Perez – Catcher
  8. Ryan Flaherty – Shortstop
  9. Eric Stamets – Second Base
  10. Adam Plutko – Starting Pitcher

Where to Watch/Listen/Follow the game

The game will be live on the Reds on Radio network. In Cincinnati it will be available on 700 WLW. The game will be on tape delay via MLB Network at 4pm ET. The game will be live on television on STO in the greater Cleveland area and available on

The Final Result | Indians 3 – Reds 3

The Reds are undefeated! But they also haven’t won a game yet. You can get the entire box score for the game here. The Reds managed four hits – all for extra bases. Matt Kemp crushed a 2-run home run. Tucker Barnhart, Jose Siri, and Kyle Farmer all added doubles. Tanner Roark, Jared Hughes, Amir Garrett, Buddy Boshers, Jackson Stephens, and Jesus Reyes all had shutout appearances.

13 Responses

  1. Doug Gray

    All that matters is health. Stay healthy, guys.

  2. JB WV

    You’re the greatest Doug. Just reading “game thread” made my day. Ahhhhh……

  3. jazzmanbbfan

    Indians have 3 in the top 10, Kluber, Ramirez, and Lindor. Wow ?

  4. Hanawi

    Finnegan picking up pretty much where he left off last year. I realize that this is probably a hot take at this time of the year, but I can’t see him being a part of the Reds’ plans going forward.

  5. Seadog

    Doug, awesome job preparing us with young kids. I can’t thank you enough. Your research/effort is phenomenal. You are not told enough. But, thank you

    • Doug Gray

      I’ll do my best to keep it going. During the spring, except for when I am out traveling to and from Arizona, I should be able to get this kind of stuff posted for each game, including the full roster for that day and all of that fun stuff. Thanks for the kind words.

  6. Doug Gray

    He punished it about 400 feet, give or take 10 feet.

  7. Seadog

    I may be the only one—But, I keep saying Kemp is your everyday LF. He will not be traded. He will not sit the bench. Read between the lines. Bell will keep a bench of 4. That means 1 extra outfielder Schebler. With Senzel in AAA. No way they keep 5 outfielders. Lorenzen playing CF (or any outfield spot) in a pinch. Puig is CF. Winker is RF. Obviously, health matters. Read what Kemp said. Paraphrasing—“ I am here to play, I can’t do that from the bench”. He has s chip on his shoulder.

  8. MK

    Understand it is early but I thought that other than Garrett the left handed pitching was very disappointing especially when pitching to left handed batters, though Finnegan was bad versus everybody.

  9. Mountaineer Redleg

    i think everyone has written off Matt Kemp, but the name Kevin Mitchell keeps coming to mind when i think of him.

    • vegastypo

      Or how about Greg Vaughn, 45 homers, 118 RBIs, 85 walks in his one year with the Reds, 1999

  10. joey

    I kept thinking about our roster and trying to figure out who on our team had the initials JS. The only two people I could think of were Jackson Stevens and Jose Siri. I had to reread your comment and figured out you were abbreviating just saying. JS.

  11. Jreis

    I agree with the above comments about Kemp. He is one of the few players left that actually has a plan at the plate. He adjusts his swing and position in the batters box. Don’t see that too much anymore. Not sure if he will put up Greg Vaughn or Kevin Mitchell type numbers but I will definitely be rooting for to do welll this year