Yesterday saw the Cincinnati Reds fall to the Milwaukee Brewers in spring training action, 6-4. That wasn’t the story, though – Scooter Gennett leaving the game with a groin injury was. They’ll get back on the field today to take on the Cleveland Indians, with hopefully a better result, at 4;05pm ET.

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Cincinnati Reds (8-15-5) Starting Lineup:

  1. Jesse Winker – Left Field
  2. Scott Schebler – Center Field
  3. Jose Iglesias – Shortstop
  4. Derek Dietrich – Second Base
  5. Kyle Farmer – First Base
  6. Christian Colon – Third Base
  7. Aristides Aquino – Right Field
  8. Tyler Stephenson – Catcher
  9. Tyler Mahle – Starting Pitcher

Also scheduled to pitch for the Cincinnati Reds today: Matt Bowman, Michael Lorenzen, and Wandy Peralta.

Reserve players on todays roster:





Cleveland Indians (15-12) Starting Lineup:

  1. Leonys Martin – Center Field
  2. Jose Ramirez – Third Base
  3. Jake Bauers – First Base
  4. Carlos Santana – Designated Hitter
  5. Tyler Naquin – Right Field
  6. Kevin Plawecki – Catcher
  7. Greg Allen – Left Field
  8. Mark Mathias – Second Base
  9. Ernie Clement – Shortstop
  10. Trevor Bauer – Starting Pitcher

Where to Watch/Listen/Follow the games

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

9 Responses

  1. Indy Red Man

    “Wheels” Winker gets thrown out by 5 feet trying to tag up from 1st on a flyball to CF. Enough of their baserunning nonsense. I hope Bell reams them out this year for that nonsense. Last year was the worst baserunning I’ve seen from any Reds team

  2. Optimist

    Not concerned about Bowman given the medical issues he’s recovering from. Perhaps 20-30 ip in Louisville is a good plan for him in any event. What to do with Wisler/Sims/BobSteve and Wandy are tougher issues. They’ve all proven that they’re on the cusp, and cannot seem to move beyond that. Hard for a contending team to justify a 25 man spot to determine if they can.

  3. Jreis

    The Scooter injury is a blessing in disguise in a sense. Defensively our infield instantly goes from below average to well above average. Plus I think this is really going to take some pressure off Peraza as he will now be playing his natural position. Finally you have an additional stolen base threat with Iglesias.

    • Optimist

      Astute observation, so long as Peraza and Iglesias bat 7th/8th. Puig/Kemp/healthy Winker should prove more than a replacement in the order for Scooter. Still, they should let Scooter fully recover, even if it means DL until the All-Star break.

  4. Scott Gennett

    Scooter’s injury may have several implications. Since Reds have not offered him a contract extension, not even has been discussed, I think it’s safe to say they were looking for the trade deadline to get something in return. As he’s expected to return in early June that plan has vanished. Time will tell.

  5. Satchmo

    I’ll never quite understand our small (but vocal) cadre of Winker haters on this site. Fine, he’s slow and his defense will always be subpar, but he has elite plate discipline, high hard contact %, and some pop. Those traits are conducive to run production–period. (He’s the anti Billy Hamilton!)

  6. OklaRed

    I liked Hamilton myself and I like Winker but your post answers itself. Both players have really good skills and very evident flaws. So the choice is loose 3-2 or 8-9 to some extent. I think a little more balance in skills is easier for a section of fan base to accept. With our struggles with pitching their flaws are magnified. We need one’s defense and the other’s bat. People disagree on which is most valuable thus which player they favor.

    • Optimist

      True enough, but I suspect it will be much easier to manage 500+ productive PAs out of Winker than BHam. Especially considering the huge difference in BBs between the two.