Spring Game Thread: Diamondbacks vs Reds – 3/10

On Saturday night the Cincinnati Reds fell to the San Diego Padres by a score of 6-2. That put their record at 4-9-2 on the spring. They get back to it this afternoon against the Arizona Diamondbacks at home at 4:05pm EDT.

Cincinnati Reds (4-9-2) Starting Lineup

  1. Jesse Winker – Left Field
  2. Scott Schebler – Center Field
  3. Jose Peraza – Shortstop
  4. Derek Dietrich – Second Base
  5. Phillip Ervin – Designated Hitter
  6. Curt Casali – Catcher
  7. Brian O’Grady – First Base
  8. Blake Trahan – Third Base
  9. Jose Siri – Right Field
  10. Tanner Roark – Starting Pitcher

Also scheduled to pitch for the Cincinnati Reds today: David Hernandez, Raisel Iglesias, Anthony Bass, Ian Krol, and Matt Bowman.

Reserve players on todays roster:





Arizona Diamondbacks (6-8) Starting Lineup

  1. Matt Szczur – Center Field
  2. Abraham Almonte – Left Field
  3. Christian Walker – First Base
  4. Yasmany Tomas – Designated Hitter
  5. Caleb Joseph – Catcher
  6. Andrew Aplin – Right Field
  7. Wyatt Mathisen – Third Base
  8. Galli Cribbs Jr. – Shortstop
  9. Ryan Grotjohn – Second Base
  10. Merrill Kelly – 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 also be on television both locally and nationally. Fox Sports Ohio will have the game live at 4:05pm EDT. MLB Network will also have the game live.

The Final | Diamondbacks 3 – Reds 2

The Reds fell to 4-10-2 with their loss on Sunday afternoon to the Diamondbacks in Goodyear. Hits were at a premium for both teams. The Reds managed six hits on the day. Scott Schebler went 1-1 with 2 walks – giving him 9 on the spring with just 2 strikeouts. Blake Trahan was the only other starter to notch a hit. Kyle Wren and Chris Okey would both double. Jose Siri would single, steal 2 bases, and score a run.

On the mound things were going great for Tanner Roark through the first three innings. He had six strikeouts in 3.0 shutout innings, but he allowed a 3-run home run in the 4th inning. Raisel Iglesias, David Hernandez, Anthony Bass, Matt Bowman, and Ian Krol all threw a shutout inning of relief. You can see the entire box score for the game here.

15 Responses

  1. vegastypo

    Just turned on the game in time to see Schebler get doubled off first base on a fly ball. Oy. …. And after just a few batters of hearing Thom has me scrambling to find the radio feed.

    • RedInIND

      Yesterday’s game was so enjoyable without Thom. 99% of my Reds entertainment comes via FSO, so I’m really hoping the front office promotes Thom to a full-time radio gig starting in 2020.

      • RedInIND

        Steve – I really did consider offering condolences to the radio audiences when making this wish, but decided not to do so. And the word “promotes” *should* have been in quotation marks. Your idea makes a lot of sense.

  2. vegastypo

    I keep hearing that the Reds are going to only have 4 guys on the bench. One will be an outfielder, then Casali, and then Iglesias, because he can play shortstop. So that leaves one spot among Dietrich, Farmer and maybe Connor Joe? I like that Farmer (and Joe, for that matter) can also catch, but Dietrich seems like a keeper as well. Is that how anybody else sees it?

    • vegastypo

      I have to think that the Reds were fine with trying out Joe and having Farmer around, but were then pleasantly surprised to get Dietrich.

  3. vegastypo

    FYI, Lorenzen is supposed to play in center field on Monday. Should be interesting …

  4. vegastypo

    I also found it interesting that Marty and Tommy Thrall are thinking the Reds lineup will have Winker and Votto at the top of the order. Not that Marty likes it. He still wants speedy guys up there, but sounds like a nice way to have Suarez, Gennett, etc. come to bat with somebody on base.

    • HoF13

      The rest of that conversation was interesting – Marty said he could see Senzel leading off after he had established himself for 6 or 7 weeks.

  5. Choo Choo Coleman

    Lorenzen May be the best CF on this team. Period!

    • MK

      Warren, when is the last time he played a game in center field? Did you see him in college, which was the last time? That was before he decided he was going to be a muscle bound body builder

  6. Hanawi

    I thought Stephenson was supposed to pitch today. Was I wrong in thinking that?

  7. Daytonian

    Dietrich and Iglesias make the club for sure. No room for C. Joe. Unexpected but nice player pickups put the writing on the wall. The Reds can try to cut a deal to keep him?

  8. wizeman

    i thought stephenson was pitching also? any reason?

    • scotly50

      I tuned in for that as well. Has anyone seen BobSteve ???

      • wizeman

        on another thread was told it has been moved to thursday. threw another side session