Monday afternoon saw the Cincinnati Reds take their first loss of the spring as they fell to the Seattle Mariners 11-3. Today they will get back on the field at home in Goodyear to take on the San Francisco Giants at 3:10pm EST.

Cincinnati Reds (1-1-1) Starting Lineup

  1. Jesse Winker – Left Field
  2. Scooter Gennett – Second Base
  3. Matt Kemp – Designated Hitter
  4. Scott Schebler – Center Field
  5. Derek Dietrich – Third Base
  6. Jose Peraza – Shortstop
  7. Tucker Barnhart – Catcher
  8. Jordan Patterson – First Base
  9. Jose Siri – Right Field
  10. Brandon Finnegan – Starting Pitcher

These pitchers are also scheduled to throw for the Reds today: Zach Duke, David Hernandez, Jared Hughes, Amir Garrett, Ian Krol, Jackson Stephens, Buddy Boshers, and Jesus Reyes.

Reserve players on todays roster:

Pitchers

  • Tim Adleman (RHP)
  • Ty Boyles (LHP)
  • Tommy Bergjans (RHP)
  • Amir Garrett (LHP)
  • David Hernandez (RHP)
  • Jared Hughes (RHP)
  • Ian Krol (LHP)
  • Jesus Reyes (RHP)
  • Jackson Stephens (RHP)

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

San Francisco Giants (0-2-1) Starting Lineup

  1. Cameron Maybin – Center Field
  2. Joe Panik – Second Base
  3. Austin Slater – Right Field
  4. Mac Williamson – Left Field
  5. Rene Rivera – Catcher
  6. Aramis Garcia – First Base
  7. Alen Hanson – Shortstop
  8. Levi Michael – Third Base
  9. Anthony Garcia – Designated Hitter
  10. Dereck Rodriguez – 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 1360 WSAI. The game will not be broadcast on television or MLB.tv – radio only for this contest. The next game on television/MLB.tv will be March 2nd.

The Final Result | Giants 4 – Reds 3

The Reds lost for the second consecutive day, falling to the San Francisco Giants 4-3. You can see the entire box score for the game right here.

Jose Peraza continued to get a hit in every chance he has. The Reds shortstop went 2-2 this afternoon with another steal. He’s now 5-5 with 3 steals this spring. Scooter Gennett, Connor Joe, and Alfredo Rodriguez also grabbed two hits each in the game. Juan Graterol went 1-1 with an RBI and he’s still hitting 1.000 on the spring, too.

On the mound Brandon Finnegan threw a perfect inning with a strikeout. Zach Duke hit a batter in an otherwise perfect frame. Amir Garrett and Ian Krol tossed a shutout inning with a strikeout each. Jesus Reyes finished up the final two innings for Cincinnati in perfect fashion with four strikeouts.

36 Responses

  1. Big Ed

    Did they consider using 4 outfielders in the inning that Finnegan pitches?

    Also, we could soon be seeing the Los Angles Angels of Long Beach of California of . . .

  2. Seat101

    The other Tanner got his hide tanned
    by the team from St. Louis.

    • SaveTheFarm

      Can’t believe the Reds pulled that deal off straight up.

  3. WVRedlegs

    If the Reds had not signed Geno Suarez to his extension about this time last year, after his season last year and with Arenado’s massive extension, what would an extension for Suarez have looked like today if the Reds had waited one year??? Suarez signed a 7 year / $66MM extension, with a $15MM team option or a $2MM buyout. That $66MM might look more like $126MM if the Reds had waited 1 year. And that is still half of what Arenado is signing for.
    The Reds could use 2 or 3 more signings like the Suarez deal. Should Castillo, Winker and Senzel have good seasons in 2019, that will probably be the main box to check next winter before “get the pitching” 2.0 gets under way. I wonder what we will see next from the Reds, locking down one of the young potential stars or locking down one of the impending free agents in Puig, Wood, Roark and Kemp??

    • Thomas Jefferson

      Given how he performed over the final 4 months of 2018, it seems that Peraza is ready to establish himself as a long-term starter. If Winker’s shoulder is healthy, he is a good bet to do so, as well. I like those two as candidates to be signed before they break out.
      And while the Reds may want to add an impending free agent to this list, those guys are really close to an over-sized payday if all goes well, so they will probably be hesitant.

  4. Phil

    So is Nick Senzel not available for this game? I know it is very early in spring training but I’m confused why he only played in 1 of the first 3 games and now isn’t listed for today.

    • Grover

      Laying the ground for the excuse they need to see him more in CF in the minors and getting Schebler ready to start the season there…just guessing

    • ToBeDetermined

      Phil

      I think, and Doug is probably be a better source, but, the guys have to get their work in. If they play in the game that is time that could be spent honing in on working on certain things like, wait training (did I seriously spell weight like that?), in the cage, taking fly balls, working with the coaches etc.

      So early in spring training it seems like guys play 1 day with 1 or 2 days off. There are a lot of guys in camp currently and the coaches want to see all those guys in the games.

      • greenmtred

        You spelled wait like that because, subconsciously, you were hoping that the Reds are collectively working on being patient at the plate.

      • ToBeDetermined

        Green

        OHHH. Deep thoughts…

  5. Jim

    I’m happy to see Finnegan at least getting a long look. I know he’s been hurt, and last season was a disaster, but it wasn’t that long ago (2016) that he was an average to above-average starting pitcher. Would love to see him either have a good enough spring that he forces his way into the bullpen, or at least show enough improvement to be a decent trade piece.

    • TomN

      Absolutely agree. If he can regain his sharpness and toughness and if he’s matured out of whatever the hell went on with him this past year or so, he could be a real asset.

  6. WVRedlegs

    I had to steal this from Inside Edge off of their twitter (at InsideEdgeScout) and pass it along.
    “Keep an eye out on Jesse Winker this season. He had a .474 OBP w/ ROB last season — 2nd best in MLB.”
    1. Mike Trout .504 OBP in 231 PA’s.
    2. Jesse Winker .474 OBP in 138 PA’s.
    3. Bryce Harper .470 OBP in 304 PA’s.
    4. Joey Votto .463 OBP in 287 PA’s.
    5. Mookie Betts .444 OBP in 205 PA’s.
    Senzel could be a top 10 player on this list in 2019.

    • WVRedlegs

      Ooops. I added the part about Senzel possibly being a possible top 10, that part is not theirs. It looks like it could be part of their tweet but it wasn’t.

      • ToBeDetermined

        WV
        I know I’m excited about this season also.
        So many possibilities.

  7. VaRedsFan

    Peraza still batting 1.000 thru 4 ABs.

    • lost11found

      Save some for when it counts Jose!

  8. Old-school

    The additions of Dietrich Duke and Iglesias ( the Jose variety) to Reds camp are intriguing.

    Duke gives a veteran lefty to add to Garrett.

    Iglesias gives the Reds crucial depth at SS and good late inning defense.

    Dietrich is a proven lefty bat with versatility.

    Solid moves from the FI.

  9. ToBeDetermined

    Doug

    BTW, how did Brandon Finnegan look. More specifically from a physical standpoint. I recall last spring a number of commentators mentioned he looked, well to be politically correct “a little out of shape” = FAT

      • ToBeDetermined

        Game not on TV.
        I didn’t think that mattered.
        I thought you were in Arizona.

        Also, I keep seeing pictures that are credited to you. So those pics must be from a previous year. That’s why I thought you were there.

      • Doug Gray

        I don’t get to Goodyear until Mid-March. Photos are all from last year.

    • BK

      Sheldon has an article up about Finnegan on reds.com. DB said Finnegan will have a spot on the roster. He looked fit in the pictures I’ve seen from workouts.

    • BK

      Nightingale at cincinnati.com also has an article about Finnegan. Finnegan says he dropped a net of 15 pounds since last season and is closer to his college weight. If he rebounds this year it will significantly boost our pitching staff.

  10. Mondo Duke

    Jose Siri already with his 2nd error in CF this spring. A defensive whiz he is not. Playing his way back to minor league camp.

    • Doug Gray

      He’s actually a really good defensive center fielder. Far and away the best one in camp.

      • ToBeDetermined

        That could be scary if he’s “Far and away the best…”

        But, I’ll trust you that he’s truly a “really good defensive center fielder”

        If I recall. Those fly balls in Arizona during the day can be tough. With color of the sky and no clouds (the so called “High Sky” effect). I remember a bunch of OF errors in previous camps in Arizona.

      • Mondo Duke

        I don’t know about that. Far and away? Cowwah bunga. At least he hasn’t crashed into an outfield wall.

      • Doug Gray

        I’m guessing you’ve never watched him play for more than a few games if that’s your opinion. He’s a very good defensive center fielder. He’s been on the same teams as Taylor Trammell, Stuart Fairchild, Michael Beltre, TJ Friedl the last two seasons. Jose Siri’s played in center field over all of them.

    • Drrobo

      History shows he is a very good defensive CF.

  11. Old-school

    I assume Siri starts in AAA? He got a lot of time in AA last season. His numbers and skill set suggest Drew Stubbs- great speed defense and power, lots of K’s with poor plate discipline.

    • Datdudejs

      Stubbs had good plate discipline, he just also strikes out a lot but he at least drew walks. Siri needs to improve his ability to not swing at balls

  12. WVRedlegs

    Interesting lineup for today 02/27.
    Schebler—-DH
    Votto———1B
    Kemp———LF
    Suarez——-3B
    Puig———-RF
    Dietrich—–2B
    Senzel——-CF
    Iglesias——SS
    Farmer——C
    Roark——–P
    Votto getting more time in the #2 hole.
    Iglesias’s first action as a Red at SS.
    Farmer at C, after playing SS.
    Senzel in CF again.
    Several side bars going on in this game today.

    • Grand Salami

      Bell is really moving things around.

      He is giving Senzel the same ratio of starts as everyone else and he left him in long last game to see some additional defensive action.

      The only thing this team lacks is a true backup SS and I don’t see Iglesias in Cincy with just a four man bench. If Bell tightens up the bull pen numbers then who knows?

      I am not sold that this team is going to keep Senzel in AAA. If he is superior defensively (big if) to Schebler/Puig/Ervin then I think he gets the nod.