The Cincinnati Reds had an off day on Wednesday. They had a scheduled split-squad day on Tuesday, but one game barely got going before being postponed by rain. In the other game they beat up on the Cubs, winning 12-3 and moving to 5-10-3 on the spring. Today they get back on the field at 4:05pm ET against the Los Angeles Dodgers in a road game.
Cincinnati Reds (5-10-3) Starting Lineup
- Scott Schebler – Center Field
- Yasiel Puig – Right Field
- Scooter Gennett – Second Base
- Jesse Winker – Left Field
- Derek Dietrich – First Base
- Jose Peraza – Shortstop
- Tucker Barnhart – Catcher
- Jose Iglesias – Third Base
- Phillip Ervin – Designated Hitter
- Sonny Gray – Starting Pitcher
Also scheduled to pitch today for the Cincinnati Reds: Zach Duke, Michael Lorenzen, David Hernandez, Raisel Iglesias, and Wandy Peralta.
Reserve players on todays roster:
- Wendolyn Bautista (RHP)
- Ryan Olson (RHP)
- Cory Thompson (RHP)
Los Angeles Dodgers (9-8-1) Starting Lineup
- Alex Verdugo – Left Field
- Justin Turner – Third Base
- Max Muncy – First Base
- Kiké Hernandez – Second Base
- Ezequiel Carrera – Center Field
- Will Smith – Catcher
- Paulo Orlando – Right Field
- Jeter Downs – Shortstop
- Hyun-Jin Ryu – Starting Pitcher
Where to Watch/Listen/Follow the games
The game will be live on the Reds on Radio network. In Cincinnati the game will be on 700 WLW. The game will be available to watch online only on MLB.tv.
The Final | Reds 3 – Dodgers 3
The Cincinnati Reds have another tie on their hands, with the Reds and Dodgers both finishing the day with 3 runs. Sonny Gray threw 3.0 perfect innings with a strikeout. Michael Lorenzen allowed a run in 2.0 innings on the mound with a walk. He then played center field and went 0-1 with a walk at the plate. David Hernandez, Raisel Iglesias, and Wandy Peralta all tossed a shutout inning of relief.
Phillip Ervin had the big blow at the plate, smacking his 4th home run of the spring. Scott Schebler, Yaisel Puig, Scooter Gennett, Jose Peraza, Tucker Barnhart, Jose Iglesias, Reshard Munroe, and Stuart Fairchild all added singles in the game. You can see the entire box score for the game right here.
Do Zach Duke and Wandy Peralta lose value with the new rules (no Loogies)?
Time will tell. But since that doesn’t matter until 2020, it’s not worth too deep of a dive into just yet.
Do you think Ervin could bring anything of value back in a trade and would you do it if the answer was yes or hold on to him? Depth is good but our outfield situation is packed now and for the foreseeable future.
So how long before games are extended because every lefty specialist cramps up when they face a righty? Thus creating more delay, commercials, and down time.
Lorenzen’s first at-bat was an 8-pitch strikeout. Second at-bat was a walk (on a full count), for those who care (I do).
I didn’t see anything he did in the field, I think nothing was hit his way, but I was making dinner, so not sure.
This is off track a bit, but it makes me feel good. Our old friend Adam Rosales is trying to make the Twins roster. A trulyamazingcareer. 1621 AB’s, 367 hits in 10 years. He has made over 6 million dollars doing it. Let’s hope he gets a few more chances to break the worlds record for circling the bases on a homer.
You could say that again, Cossack.
Among the outfielders, Puig, Kemp, Schebler and Ervin all have had very strong springs, while Winker and Senzel have not shown much. Tough decisions ahead towards final roster.
8 for 25 with 3 doubles seems decent to me, while learning a new position. I wouldn’t throw Senzel in your list of those struggling.
Always been a Bob Steve fan.Stubborn,hard headed etc fit him well but he has a great arm with swing and miss stuff which most guys don’t have not only on our team but others.If he is exposed to waivers he is gone because somebody will think they can change his mindset and if they do he will be around for a long time.The Reds know it and we will see what happens but they had a chance to really see if he could get it done the last two years and just like with Reed,Lorenzen,Garrett and others never gave him a real chance unless you consider 25 or so starts a chance and I realize some think that is a chance.Never should let a guy run out of options unless you don’t mind at all to lose him.