The Cincinnati Reds lost both games of their split-squad efforts on Thursday. That put the Reds record at 8-14-5 on the spring. They get back to things today, hitting the road to take on the Milwaukee Brewers at 4:05pm ET.

Cincinnati Reds (8-14-5) 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. Jose Peraza – Shortstop
  7. Tucker Barnhart – Catcher
  8. Jonathan India – Designated Hitter
  9. Jose Siri – Center Field
  10. Robert Stephenson – Starting Pitcher

Also scheduled to pitch for the Cincinnati Reds today: David Hernandez, Michael Lorenzen, Alex Powers, Zach Duke, and Amir Garrett.

Reserve players on todays roster:

Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Milwaukee Brewers (15-12) Starting Lineup:

  1. Lorenzo Cain – Center Field
  2. Eric Thames – Right Field
  3. Jesus Aguilar – First Base
  4. Yasmani Grandal – Catcher
  5. Orlando Arcia – Shortstop
  6. Cory Spangenberg – Second Base
  7. Tyler Saladino – Left Field
  8. Lucas Erceg – Third Base
  9. Zach Davies – Starting Pitcher

Where to Watch/Listen/Follow the games

The game will be live on Reds.com for audio. The game will not be available on the radio. You can also watch the game live on Fox Sports Ohio and MLB.tv.

17 Responses

  1. vegastypo

    Maybe I was hearing things, but I could have sworn I heard Marty say that he believes Peraza could somebody win a batting title. Seriously?

  2. vegastypo

    Wow, Scooter just got hurt a bit. … “Paging Nick Senzel, paging Nick Senzel. Please pick up the white courtesy phone.”

    • jon

      yea, 2 weeks into the season he will get the call.

  3. Tom Mitsoff

    It did appear as though it could be serious. He had to be helped off the field.

  4. vegastypo

    My initial thought, too. It does beg the question of whether the Reds would let Dietrich play second and maybe bring Farmer up for a few weeks, allowing the team to preserve their service time strategy for Senzel. Or say the heck with service time and bring Senzel back.

    • MK

      I bet it is Iglesias rather than Dietrich, either that or they platoon.

    • JayTheRed

      I am thinking the same thing here. Famer will probably be called back up. Senzel will most likely not be up until the service time issue has passed. Watched an interview about Senzel being demoted. All I could think the whole time was quit lying about why he was sent down.

      I do know Schebler had a nice spring and has had past success but I feel its a crime that Senzel was sent down.

    • jon

      Senzel did not come close to beating out Schebler and was a no brainer send down. It’s only 2 weeks people …relaz.

  5. PER_HOF_now

    better bet is to call up Farmer instead, let Senzel play everyday @ 2nd (if Scooter hurt long term) or in CF

  6. vegastypo

    There are little league teams that can run the bases better than these guys. Sheesh. Over and over and over …

    • MK

      That is at least four times I’ve seen that blunder this Spring

  7. Big Ed

    Senzel at second is clearly the best option. He’s gonna need some reps at second, but it shouldn’t take long.

    Senzel was s CF temp, anyway. Either Trammell, Siri or one of the others in the system (Friedl, Sugilio, Bautista, Siani) is the long-term plan in CF. Scooter is gone after this year, so just move Senzel to 2B now and get it over with.

    • Aaron B.

      Very disrespectful and also really slighting the contributions offensively Scooter has made the past two seasons. If Senzel hits anything like Scooter these past two seasons it would be shocking… not saying Senzel won’t be a great player one day in the near future, but Scooter was playing elite offensively and that will be sorely missed and just because you are a Senzel fan you shouldn’t be so contrite about an injury to a key contributor on the team because it opens up a spot. Injuries will hurt this team chances, you aren’t getting addition by subtraction by losing Scooter, you will never convince me of that in a million years. Let us all hope he is ok and has a solid season.

      • jon

        I agree.The “senzel mania” is borderline lunacy.

      • Big Ed

        I mean no disrespect to Gennett, but his injury looked to me like it will disable him for a quite a while. In the meantime, Senzel is the obvious person to play 2B while Gennett is out.

        I have also long believed that the Reds are too left-handed, with Votto, Gennett, Winker and Schebler in their starting lineup. Gennett is the weak link in that group, because they are not going to platoon Votto, and because Winker and Schebler make less than 10% of what Gennett makes. Winker will next year, as well. Using a lineup with 4 (or even 3) left-handed hitters against a LH pitcher is not ideal.

        Gennett is very unlikely to be on the Reds in 2020, and if that is the case, then the Reds need to let Senzel get the extra ABs he is going to need to transition from prospect to proven contributor. Senzel is the future. Gennett is not. That may seem unfair to Gennett, but baseball is a tough business.

        Which would you rather have: Gennett’s expected stream of income over the rest of his career? Or Senzel’s?

  8. CFD3000

    The more I think about this, the more I see that the proper response is to bring up Nick Gehrig to replace Scooter Pipp. The future is now.

  9. Scott Gennett

    All roster moves were expected but Ervin, I guess Winker had to be demoted instead. Time will tell.