Yesterday saw the Cincinnati Reds take down the Texas Rangers behind the 5th homer of the spring by Phillip Ervin, winning 5-2. Today they stay in Goodyear to take on the Cleveland Indians – though the Reds will serve as the visiting team. The game will start at 4:05pm ET.

Cincinnati Reds (6-11-4) 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 – Right Field
  6. Nick Senzel – Center Field
  7. Jose Peraza – Shortstop
  8. Curt Casali – Catcher
  9. Luis Castillo – Starting Pitcher

Also scheduled to pitch today for the Cincinnati Reds: Zach Duke, Matt Bowman, Jesus Reyes, and Ian Krol.

Reserve players on todays roster:





Cleveland Indians (12-9) Starting Lineup

  1. Leonys Martin – Center Field
  2. Hanley Ramirez – Designated Hitter
  3. Jose Ramirez – Third Base
  4. Carlos Santana – First Base
  5. Kevin Plawecki – Catcher
  6. Jordan Luplow – Right Field
  7. Greg Allen – Left Field
  8. Max Moroff – Second Base
  9. Eric Stamets – Shortstop
  10. Corey Kluber – 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. You can watch the game on Fox Sports Ohio. The game will also be available live on

19 Responses

  1. JB WV

    Yep. I’ll give him a mulligan so far, but it’s time for some consistently strong outings.

  2. vegastypo

    Have any other teams done this 4-outfielder alignment? Radio feed is talking about it, although they didn’t show it on the TV side.

  3. vegastypo

    One thing hasn’t changed about Puig. He still has no clue about hitting the cutoff man.

  4. vegastypo

    That was odd. Senzel peeled off, and the ball fell right at Puig’s feet. I wonder who called it?

    • Indy Red Man

      Puig in a collison is not an option. Ummm….have u seen Puig? Puig would Senzel lifetime vertigo

  5. vegastypo

    Puig with a slam.

    I still say, Senzel to short, Winker, Puig, and Kemp in the outfield.

    • AllTheHype

      It would definitely be the worst defense in baseball with that alignment, and not by a little bit. Puig, Senzel, and Kemp or WInker all playing out of position.

  6. Indy Red Man

    So I guess Scooter batting leadoff is going to happen? What am I missing?

    • Tom Mitsoff

      I’m wondering if today’s lineup/batting order just may be the opening day lineup. We’ve seen Votto-Kemp-Suarez-Puig at two through five enough times that it can’t be a coincidence. I wouldn’t mind seeing Casali become the starting catcher, also.

    • vegastypo

      David Bell said before the game that Scooter at leadoff was just to get him the most plate appearances as possible. …. He didn’t rule out Scooter at leadoff, but he didn’t let on that he was leaning in that direction, either. … But I like Tom’s thinking with 2-5 spots.

  7. Jreis

    Could be a historically bad reds team defensively but we are going to score some runs this year and be exciting

  8. Reddawg12

    Going to be really interesting to see how playing time in the outfield works out once the season gets started. I get the sense that neither Puig nor Kemp will be happy unless they are playing every day.

  9. Indy Red Man

    Had a fantasy draft tonite on Yahoo….couldn’t find Senzel or Tatis on San Diego. I was thinking it must be because they’ve been sent down?

  10. Scott Gennett

    I believe Reds could open season with Kemp, Schebler, Puig and Ervin in OF. Winker’s spring performance has been weak (161/188/387) and Senzel, as noted above, is not even in 40-man roster and for service time reasons. Therefore, both could be sent to Louisville to return in the short term, allowing to expose Kemp and Puig to the trade deadline.

  11. Doug Gray

    Correct. In 2017 he was never optioned.