The Cincinnati Reds play a night game today against the San Francisco Giants at 9:05pm EST. Yesterday they suffered a loss against Milwaukee, who came back and scored nine unanswered runs to take a 10-8 victory.

Cincinnati Reds (2-3-1) Starting Lineup

  1. Jesse Winker – Left Field
  2. Nick Senzel – Center Field
  3. Jose Iglesias – Shortstop
  4. Derek Dietrich – Second Base
  5. Phillip Ervin – Right Field
  6. Kyle Farmer – Third Base
  7. Mason Williams – Designated Hitter
  8. Connor Joe – First Base
  9. Juan Graterol – Catcher
  10. Tyler Mahle – Starting Pitcher

Also scheduled to pitch today for the Reds: Zach Duke, David Hernandez, Jared Hughes, Amir Garrett, Jackson Stephens, Buddy Boshers, Odrisamer Despaigne, and Keury Mella.

Reserve players on todays roster:





San Francisco Giants (3-2) Starting Lineup

  1. Steven Duggar – Center Field
  2. Joe Panik – Second Base
  3. Buster Posey – Catcher
  4. Evan Longoria – Third Base
  5. Yangervis Solarte – Shortstop
  6. Brandon Crawford – Designated Hitter
  7. Gerardo Parra – Right Feild
  8. Mac Williamson – Left Field
  9. Austin Slater – First Base
  10. Madison Bumgarner – 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 available on MLB Network live at 9pm EST and on

The Final | Giants 5 – Reds 3

The Cincinnati Reds lost 5-3 to the Giants. The good news is that the game doesn’t count and the everyone seemed to stay healthy. Phillip Ervin went 3-3 with a double and a home run. Jesse Winker homered to lead off the game. Kyle Farmer tripled to raise his average to .545 on the spring. Tyler Mahle looked strong, throwing 2.0 shutout innings with 4 strikeouts. Jared Hughes, Jackson Stephens, and Buddy Boshers all tossed shutout innings of relief. You can see the entire box score for the game right here.

15 Responses

  1. Tbone

    Definitely taking a hard look at Dietrich, Joe & Farmer to sort out those last couple of roster spots.

  2. Matthew

    Winker homers!!! Against a tough lefty no less

  3. Erich

    From my angle in deep center the Posey single to right center was playable, seemed like Senzel just didn’t fully commit to the dive. Work in progress to get comfortable at CF but still super cool to see Senzel out there patrolling! Great night for baseball at 70 degrees!

    • Erich

      The dude looks like a WWE wrestler even from out on the lawn! The command is real strong, hitting the corners with authority. His demeanor is the polar opposite of Brandon Philip’s, totally intensity.

  4. Mike Z

    Are we sure that Mahle isn’t one the 5 best starting pitchers on the 40 man roster?

    • Matthew

      I’ve always thought so. The fact that he is left out of the starting 5 and Disco is always mentioned instead bewilders me.

      • Erich

        Needs to build up some stamina though, last year he wore down when a bonafide starter would still be chugging along. He’ll get there though, in this league you have to be able to throw strikes consistently and he does just that!

      • Drrobo

        No doubt about it when he is on his game. He must be more consistent and make the curve ball reliable part of his game. Tricky part about what FO is doing is to be competitive in 19 without stunting growth of the “Young Guns” (whether they are pitchers or position players). They will be needed in 20 when 1-yr contracts are gone. If juggled correctly, 20 can be a good product given the Reds will have salary commitments of about half of 19. There will be money for extensions and FA’ s. So good years in 19 both from the standpoint of development and productivity even if in minors or splitting time is essential. The Reds are still in rebuild and at the same time have found a way to win now. Pretty cool and smart.

      • Indy Red Man

        Totally agree. Mahle was popping 95 mph with comeback action. That was better then anything I saw from Disco last year. The question is can Mahle mix it up enough when going thru their lineup the 2nd and 3rd time?

  5. Erich

    Stephenson hit was a laser! Good to see the young blood producing tonight! Trammell in CF now.

  6. Mbushskbum

    Was at the game in Scottsdale tonight. The stadium gun had Mahle at 97 on his K of Posey. He looked really good. I thought the ball that Senzel missed was a 50/50 ball anyway. The lighting wasn’t great in OF.

    • Ron

      I watched the game online and Jon Miller said the lighting in the outfield is really bad and its very tough to pic up the ball.

  7. TR

    Mahle is a starting pitcher and he should start the season in AAA. Then, when injuries happen he’ll be called up and get his chance to prove how much he’s progressed.

  8. Big Ed

    I liked what I saw from Mahle last night. He looks fitter and stronger than he did last year.

    He may start the year in Louisville, but (barring injury), he oughta be the next man up.

    Philip Ervin is also having a good spring. He is faster, and has more positional flexibility, than does Matt Kemp. Kemp is better suited to having 450 ABs than the number he will get this year in Cincinnati. I still think they will try to unload Kemp and at least some of his salary to a team like the Mets or Indians.

  9. vegastypo

    Liking Winker’s swings. Hoping he plays every day. Sheldon has an article about Winker, talking about him being fully healed for the first time in a few years.