Spring Game Thread: Padres vs Reds – 3/6

The Cincinnati Reds had an off day on Tuesday after playing two games on Monday afternoon. Tonight they will play against the San Diego Padres in Goodyear at 8:05pm EST.

Cincinnati Reds (3-6-2) 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 – Designated Hitter
  6. Scott Schebler – Center Field
  7. Jose Peraza – Shortstop
  8. Tucker Barnhart – Catcher
  9. Phillip Ervin – Right Field
  10. Anthony DeSclafani – Starting Pitcher

Also scheduled to pitch today for the Cincinnati Reds: Matt Wisler, Anthony Bass, Sal Romano, Ian Krol, and Odrisamer Despaigne.

Reserve players on todays roster:





San Diego Padres (7-3) Starting Lineup

  1. Fernando Tatis Jr. – Shortstop
  2. Franchy Cordero – Center Field
  3. Hunter Renfroe – Right Field
  4. Josh Naylor – Designated Hitter
  5. Hudson Potts – Second Base
  6. Austin Hedges – Catcher
  7. Jose Pirela – Left Field
  8. Jason Vosler – Third Base
  9. Ty France – First Base
  10. Jacob Nix – 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. There will be no viewing option for the game, either on television or on the internet. Radio broadcast only.

The Final | Reds 6 – Padres 4

The Reds got back to their winning ways in Goodyear on Wednesday night. Both teams would score three runs in the first inning. San Diego would score a go-ahead run in the fourth inning. Scott Schebler put the Reds ahead fo good in the fifth with a 3-run home run. He drove in four runs in the game. Scooter Gennett went 1-2 with a walk. Yasiel Puig went 2-3 with an RBI and a run scored. Phillip Ervin added a hit as he remained hot on the spring. Joey Votto walked twice.

On the mound Anthony DeSclafani allowed one earned in 2.2 innings with 2 strikeouts. Matt Wisler, Anthony Bass, and Ian Krol tossed a shutout inning of relief. Odrisamar Despaigne threw 2.0 perfect innings. You can see the entire box score for the game right here.

10 Responses

  1. CFD3000

    Good to see Votto back in the starting lineup. Was hoping for more Senzel in center.

    Doug, when do the minor leaguers start shifting out of the major league camp?

  2. Warren Leeman

    It’s a shame Senzel had to sit out tonight’s game. Having Senzel and Tatis leading off for their respective teams tonight would have been a fun sidebar.

    Votto, Suarez & Puig need to start making some serious bat and ball collisions and tonight would be as good a time as any do that.

    Hopefully we will see DB and DJ start extending the starters out now that we’re approaching 3 weeks into the ST games.

    • WVRedlegs

      The Reds and Padres play again on Saturday. Maybe the Reds can have Winker, Senzel and Votto at the top of the lineup Saturday. And the Padres have Tatis and Machado playing.

  3. Matt Hendley

    Scooter leading off this game…could this be an indication of his use?

    • Warren Leeman

      Gosh, I really hope not. Scooter’s offensive contribution is based on an aggressive approach at the plate. He has a well-below-average walk rate, even in his two immensely successful seasons with the Reds. The Reds need Scooter in a position to drive in runs with his aggressive bat, not hitting leadoff and setting the table.

    • TomN

      Maybe they just wanted to be sure to get him at least 3 ABs? Though the starters are staying in games longer now.

  4. R

    MLB.tv out of market subscriber here. Any idea why they wouldn’t broadcast the game anywhere? Seems like an easy way to drum up excitement given the prime time slot on a weeknight. I’m sure not a lot of people can catch many games given the predominately day game slate.

    • Seat101

      2 days off in a row for the tv crew?

  5. Mbushskbum

    Was at the game. DeSclafani got hammered, wasn’t fooling anyone. Few swing and misses. Everything hit hard. His line doesn’t reflect what happened. Kemp has zero range or effort in LF. He swings a mean bat though.

    Otherwise the team looks good.

  6. Matthew

    Votto hitting .091. Wow. I know it’s only spring training and I know he takes a while to warm up, but I hope his performance thus far isn’t a preview of what we’re going to get in the 2019 regular season.