The Cincinnati Reds will return to action on Thursday afternoon after moving to 2-2-1 with a win over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday. They’ll take on the Milwaukee Brewers at home at 3:05pm EST.

Cincinnati Reds (2-2-1) Starting Lineup

  1. Scooter Gennett – Second Base
  2. Joey Votto – First Base
  3. Matt Kemp – Left Field
  4. Eugenio Suarez – Third Base
  5. Yasiel Puig – Right Field
  6. Jesse Winker – Designated Hitter
  7. Scott Schebler – Center Field
  8. Jose Peraza – Shortstop
  9. Tucker Barnhart – Catcher
  10. Tony Santillan – Right Field

Also scheduled to pitch today for the Reds:  Michael Lorenzen, Ian Krol, Wandy Peralta, Sal Romano, Brandon Finnegan, Jimmy Herget.

Reserve players on todays roster:





Milwaukee Brewers (1-4) Starting Lineup

  1. Orlando Arcia – Shortstop
  2. Yasmani Grandal – Catcher
  3. Jesus Aguilar – First Base
  4. Mike Moustakas – Second Base
  5. Hernan Perez – Third Base
  6. Manny Pina – Designated Hitter
  7. Ben Gamel – Center Field
  8. Tyrone Taylor – Right Field
  9. Troy Stokes Jr. – Left Field
  10. Brandon Woodruff – 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 is not available to watch on television or

The Final | Brewers 10- Reds 8

If this were a regular season game there would be riots at Great American Ballpark. But it’s not and the game didn’t matter. The Reds took an 8-1 lead in the 4th inning before watching the Brewers score 9 unanswered runs over the next three innings.

Matt Kemp had two doubles and two runs batted in. Scooter Gennett walked and doubled on the day. Jesse Winker and Yasiel Puig both homered. On the mound Michael Lorenzen, Wandy Peralta, and Jimmy Herget fired perfect relief appearances. You can see the entire box score for the game right here.

33 Responses

  1. Bill J

    Special reason for 2 right fielders? Just joking.

  2. PhoenixPhil

    Split squad for the Brew Crew today.

  3. ToBeDetermined

    Finnegan is certainly getting a look.
    Dude can’t complain if he doesn’t make the squad.

    • JB WV

      Wondering if the new pitching coach sees something he can fix

  4. ToBeDetermined


    Really, you don’t like the batting order ?
    I invite you to explain why.

    • Phil

      Today’s lineup includes Kemp in LF and Winker at DH. I’d assume we’ll see Winker in LF, at least against right-handed starters, and no DH most days.
      I’d have Winker and Votto with their high OBP and relatively less power hitting 1 and 2. I’d then have Puig, Suarez and Scooter 3, 4 and 5 in some order, Schebler/Senzel hitting 6 and Peraza and Barnhart at 7 and 8.

    • Reaganspad

      Votto will have more HRs than Gennett this year. Agreed that scooter is leading off for yucks and giggles

  5. matthew hendley

    Correction: there are now reporting multiple opt outs

    • matthew hendley

      double correction, I am a liar, there is a full NTC though, risky for philly

    • ToBeDetermined

      Wow a Full no trade clause. with multiple opt outs (I’m assuming on Harper’s part, not on Phillies side)

      Yea, let Philly have that potential headache.

      But, I’m sure they will “Love him in the City of Philadelphia”

    • Matt Hendley

      No opt outs as harper didn’t want any. Full NTC. I guess when the Phillies rebuild again, he will just waive it

  6. vegastypo

    I heard part of the pregame show, turned it on just as Bell was apparently talking about use of the “opener.” He was saying that instead, he was more interested in building up pitchers to go deeper into games instead of starting with an opener for the first time through the order.

    • ToBeDetermined


      Are you saying that he is proposing going with a “reliever” (I’m going to use traditional language here) to start the game. Then at some point bring in the “starter” who would pitch for a number of innings let’s say 3 – 7 or 4 – 8 then finish off with a “closer” or simply finish up the game sans the “closer”.

  7. Joey

    I guess the Reds aren’t getting Harper despite their thin, weak group of outfielders. Do I really need to add “lol” at the end of this?

    • ToBeDetermined

      And that leaves One.

      Who signs Keuchel ? for how much ? and for How long ?

      Hey, if the Reds sign him. He’d only be One inning behind any of our other Starters.

      • The Duke

        Kimbrel is out there still too I think

  8. vegastypo

    Was Senzel so bad at shortstop in spring training last year? From what I heard — granted, from the broadcasters, but still — I thought he held his own there. But then he went to the minors and was moved to second base. If Peraza isn’t a stud at short defensively, why is he any advantage over Senzel?

    I can’t help but wonder how much offense this team might put up if Senzel were at short and the outfield was Kemp/Winker on the corners and Puig in center.

    • Old-school

      Pat Kelly in an interview last April with C Trent. “He’s not a major league shortstop , but could play there a few games if needed.”

      Senzel said yesterday he’s adapting to CF better than SS. Sign Iglesias. Every winning team needs an elite glove in the middle infield.

    • The Duke

      That would be the worst defensive outfield in all of baseball. Maybe the worst of the decade. We need to find an AL team to trade Kemp to. Eat a bunch of the money and get a solid prospect back. It’s a sunk cost as it is, may as well get some value out of it.

  9. Old-school

    Great American Ball Park come June could be the new launching pad.

  10. Old-school

    Gotta love early season slash lines.

    Votto .143/.455/.143
    Winker .200/.200/.800
    Peraza .714/.714/.714 (after the 0-2).

  11. Matthew

    I’m noticing a lot of easy outs on first pitch swinging today.

  12. Old-school

    He faced RH Aguilar. No one knows the Brewers like DJ. What better test for Peralta in front of his new coaches than bases loaded against a RH power hitter from a rival. Cody Reed and Finnegan will get looks.

    Mark Sheldon on Twitter has a picture of the Reds ” shift” against Yasmani Grandal. No one is on the left side of the infield. Suarez is behind 2b and Peraza is playing deep LF.

    What a difference a year makes.

    • matthew hendley

      SO he was sent into a situation that would never be used during a regular season game? I am not advocating for his mistakes but make challenges fair. Obviously I am not watching now, so If I am out of context let me know. If no one is on a side what is preventing someone from bunting?

  13. Wayne nabors

    Thanks Steve,glad I’m not the only one who can’t stand the thought of another year of peralta

  14. Indy Red Man

    Totally agree on Peralta. He can dial it up to 97 and look outstanding once in a while, but if he was ever going to get it then it would’ve been before now? Finnegan too….91 & wild with a straight as an arrow fastball? No thanks. I’m down on Romano too. Not sure why so many on RLN like him? A career 4.32 milb era doesn’t scream mlb success? I think Sims has better stuff then he does (3.11 at AAA last year)

  15. ToBeDetermined

    You’ve changed.

    Looking good. I guess that’s what a shave and a haircut will do.

  16. ToBeDetermined

    Yea, that was wild. I saw that also, on my AtBat App. It had Peralta getting rocked with a couple of walks. Thanks for pointing that out went back and now Peralta had a perfectly clean inning.

    I guess it’s spring training for the Apps also.

  17. ToBeDetermined

    I would rather have 2nd and 3rd than trying to push Joey into scoring. He gets thrown out and gets hurt.

  18. ToBeDetermined

    Peralta majored in ComputerScience. Hacks into game day and changes the results.
    “What do you mean I had a rough day?” “What walks? That was Romano”

  19. The Duke

    He can be an emergency LOOGY in Louisville for now. If we’re desperate for a 40 man roster spot, it’s one that can open up. I doubt he even gets claimed if DFA’d.