The Cincinnati Reds beat up on the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night, taking the win by a score of 6-4 in Goodyear. They will play another night game today, this time taking on the Seattle Mariners at 8:05pm EST.
Cincinnati Reds (4-6-2) Starting Lineup
- Curt Casali – Designated Hitter
- Joey Votto – First Base
- Matt Kemp – Left Field
- Yasiel Puig – Right Field
- Scooter Gennett – Second Base
- Nick Senzel – Center Field
- Derek Dietrich – Third Base
- Jose Iglesias – Shortstop
- Juan Graterol – Catcher
- Luis Castillo – Starting Pitcher
Also scheduled to pitch today for the Cincinnati Reds: Zach Duke, Michael Lorenzen, Jackson Stephens, Buddy Boshers, Brandon Finnegan, and Jimmy Herget.
Reserve players on todays roster:
- Tim Adleman (RHP)
- Ty Boyles (LHP)
- Tommy Bergjans (RHP)
- Aristides Aquino
- TJ Friedl
- Brian O’Grady
- Jordan Patterson
- Jose Siri
- Mason Williams
- Jesse Winker
- Kyle Wren
Seattle Mariners (6-4) Starting Lineup
- Jake Fraley – Center Field
- Kyle Lewis – Right Field
- Omar Narvaez – Catcher
- Ryon Healy – First Base
- Dan Vogelbach – Designated Hitter
- Ichiro Suzuki – Left Field
- Tim Beckham – Shortstop
- Shed Long – Third Base
- Kristopher Negron – Second Base
- Yusei Kikuchi – 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 WSIA. The game will also be available to watch on Fox Sports Ohio. You can also watch live on MLB.tv. The game will be on tape delay via MLB Network at midnight.
The Final | Seattle 11 – Reds 3
It was a bit hit-and-miss for the Reds on Thursday night. Luis Castillo allowed 3 runs in 2.0 innings. Jackson Stephens allowed 2 runs in an inning of work. Brandon Finnegan allowed 4 earned runs in 0.2 innings. That was the “miss” part of the game for Cincinnati. Zach Duke, Michael Lorenzen, and Buddy Boshers all threw a shutout inning of relief.
Curt Castali made his spring debut, going 1-2 with a run scored as the designated hitter. Joey Votto went 0-1 with 2 walks. Yasiel Puig went 2-2 with a double. Derek Dietrich went 2-2 with a home run that may not have landed yet. Nick Senzel, Aristides Aquino, and Jose Iglesias all went 1-3. Juan Graterol went 1-2. You can see the entire box score for the game here.
Good to see Senzel back in the lineup and in centerfield given his hamstring tightness. Hope he’s fine. Also nice to see Votto starting back to back games. I expect that when he starts getting consistent at bats he’ll start to rake. And of course, it’s nice to see starters going more than just one or two innings and get stretched out a little more. That means arms are healthy and on track AND that opening day is a little bit closer.
Votto is not fighting for a position. I think his goal for ST games is to look at a lot of pitches, refresh his eye for the zone, practice reading pitches, and probably a half dozen other things. Don’t worry about Votto’s BA in ST.
Is it just me or does Casali look like he lost some pounds in the offseason?
I see it again in this thread, and while I do agree, I think it’s time to ask the question: Should we be more concerned about Votto’s spring training stats? I know that he has earned the benefit of the doubt, but after the power outage last season and his yearly sluggish Aprils, maybe it does matter.
I’m not that worried about Votto, he still knows the strike zone better than every umpire in the league. I’d move him to second in the batting order though. We can get more value out of his walks there than in the 3 or 4 spot in the lineup.
Thom is in mid-season form.
Lord, help us.
Feel bad for Finnegan – he needs some kind of reset. Control not there. Walks get him in trouble. That HR was lucky, but the pitch was able to be pulled. Guess it all goes back to control. I think he can fix it.
Good thing ERA is no longer important…
Votto is seeing a lot of pitches. 1 hit in 12 at bats with 8 walks and 4 strikeouts is still a .450 OBP. He has his own way of doing things. It would make all us fans happier if he was knocking the cover off the ball, but I think we have to trust him to know whats best for him. I would be interested to hear how his batting practice sessions are going. If he is driving the wall well and making good contact in batting practice it would make us all feel better about his selectivity at the plate during spring training.
To make their move out of last place in the NLC, the Reds need a fast start to the season which ST, so far, has not been a good indicator.