The Cincinnati Reds ran into trouble on Thursday night with the Seattle Mariners, falling 11-3. They get back on the field this afternoon in a road game against the Kansas City Royals at 3:05pm EST.

Cincinnati Reds (4-7-2) Starting Lineup

  1. Jesse Winker – Left Field
  2. Derek Dietrich – Designated Hitter
  3. Jose Peraza – Shortstop
  4. Eugenio Suarez – Third Base
  5. Scott Schebler – Center Field
  6. Tucker Barnhart – Catcher
  7. Phillip Ervin – Right Field
  8. Kyle Farmer – First Base
  9. Blake Trahan – Second Base
  10. Vladimir Gutierrez – Starting Pitcher

Also scheduled to pitch today for the Cincinnati Reds: Lucas Sims, Keury Mella, Ian Krol, Anthony Bass, Raisel Iglesias, and Jared Hughes.

Reserve players on todays roster:





Kansas City Royals (7-5) Starting Lineup

  1. Billy Hamilton – Center Field
  2. Humberto Arteaga – Second Base
  3. Alex Gordon – Left Field
  4. Ryan O’Hearn – First Base
  5. Hunter Dozier – Third Base
  6. Brian Goodwin – Right Field
  7. Nicky Lopez – Shortstop
  8. Khalil Lee – Designated Hitter
  9. Meibrys Viloria – Catcher
  10. Ian Kennedy – 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. There is no option for watching the game, either on television or on the internet.

The Final | Royals 8 – Reds 3

Kansas City got out to a quick start, scoring six runs over the first three innings of the game and didn’t look back. Jose Peraza homered for the first time this spring. Eugenio Suarez and Phillip Ervin both added doubles.

Jared Hughes, Ian Krol, Keury Mella, and Lucas Sims all tossed a shutout inning of relief. Vladimir Gutierrez struggled, allowing eight hits in 1.2 innings that led to five earned runs. Raisel Iglesias allowed one earned in an inning of work. You can see the entire box score for the game right here.

13 Responses

  1. PhoenixPhil

    Tucker vs. Billy. Could be interesting if Hamilton gets on base.

  2. matthew hendley

    Billy steals 18 bases today…. don’t ask how…lol

    • ToBeDetermined


      Haven’t we been through this before? He has to get on base first. 🙂

  3. WVRedlegs

    Reds released this about Opening Day a little bit ago.
    “Four Reds greats will participate in pregame ceremonies for the 143rd Opening Day…
    Eric Davis: ceremonial first pitch
    Johnny Bench: first pitch catcher
    Joe Morgan: honorary captain
    Bronson Arroyo: game ball delivery”

    I thought this was pretty cool of the Reds. That will be a nice Opening Day ceremony.

  4. Warren Leeman

    Encouraging signs in the top of the 1st today. Peraza with a 2-run dinger and Suarez with a double.

  5. Warren Leeman

    In the epic battle of leadoff hitters…
    BIlly Hamilton: 1-1 w/ 1-2B & 1-R
    Jesse Winker: 0-1 w/ 1-SO

    • Warren Leeman

      BIlly Hamilton: 2-2 w/ 1-2B. 2-R & 1-RBI
      Jesse Winker: 0-2 w/ 1-SO

    • Warren Leeman

      BIlly Hamilton: 2-3 w/ 1-2B. 2-R & 1-RBI
      Jesse Winker: 0-3 w/ 1-SO

      • matthew hendley

        “but billy wont make it on base!!!”

    • Warren Leeman

      BIlly Hamilton: 2-4 w/ 1-2B. 2-R & 1-RBI
      Jesse Winker: 0-3 w/ 1-SO

      Both players are out of the game. The leadoff title goes to Hamilton in a resounding upset.

      • Satcmo

        Let us not forget the level of competition here.

        Hamilton vs. a couple of guys that will be in AA ball in three weeks.

        Winker vs. an above average major league starter.

      • Warren Leeman

        Let’s not. All of Billy’s offensive contribution came against EVERYONE hit Gutierrez today (see below). Billy’s only defensive contributions in CF were fielding doubles by Suarez and Ervin.

  6. Warren Leeman

    Vladimir Gutierrez had an absolutely forgettable game today…

    1st inning:
    Double – Sac Bunt (???) – Double – Single – Single – GDP

    2nd inning:
    SO – Double – Single – Single – Single – Shower