Fresh off of a tie (yes, a dreaded tie!) against the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday afternoon in Goodyear, the Cincinnati Reds hit the road to take on the Milwaukee Brewers.
Cincinnati Reds (4-5-1) Starting Lineup
- Nick Castellanos – RF
- Joey Votto – 1B
- Mike Moustakas – 2B
- Nick Senzel – DH
- Aristides Aquino – CF
- Josh VanMeter – 3B
- Phillip Ervin – LF
- Curt Casali – C
- Kyle Farmer – SS
- Luis Castillo – RHP
Reserve players on today’s roster (this is incomplete – usually the Reds will post the travel roster for the press online, but that didn’t happen today so the only players on the bench/bullpen listed are those in big league camp – no minor leaguers making the trip are listed, but some will certainly be there):
- See note above.
Milwaukee Brewers (6-4) Starting Lineup
- Eric Sogard – 3B
- Omar Narvaez – DH
- Logan Morrison – 1B
- Manny Pina – C
- Orlando Arcia – SS
- Ben Gamel – RF
- Jace Peterson – CF
- Ronny Rodriguez – 2B
- Corey Ray – LF
- Freddy Peralta – RHP
Where to watch/listen/follow the game
The game will be live on the Reds on Radio Network. In the greater Cincinnati area the game will be available on 1360 WSAI. You can watch the game this afternoon on Fox Sports Ohio and MLB.tv.
Reds links and news
We’re going to keep talking about Jose Garcia for now and forever. Maybe. But definitely for now. Over at Baseball America there’s a piece from earlier this week that was published looking at the improvements and strides he made during the 2019 season.
Kiley McDaniel of ESPN released his Top 100 Prospect list and there were five Cincinnati Reds prospects that were among that group. As we discussed at RedsMinorLeagues.com – that’s a lot of Top 100 prospects for a farm system that some national publications seem to rate among the absolute worst in baseball….
YoutubeTV will be keeping Fox Sports Ohio and the Cincinnati Reds games for the 2020 season as the two sides came to an agreement earlier today.
Final: Brewers 6 – Reds 4
The Reds put together a big third inning that saw them take a 4-1 lead, but the offense got quiet after that and the Brewers chipped away at the bullpen.
Luis Castillo struck out five batters in 3.0 innings without a walk and allowed one earned run.
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) March 5, 2020
Alex Powers tossed a shutout inning out of the bullpen with two strikeouts. Ryan Hendrix was charged with two unearned runs in his inning of work that included two strikeouts. In total the Reds pitching staff struck out 12 hitters with just two walks on the day – both by Tyler Mahle, who allowed two earned in 3.0 innings of relief.
Kyle Farmer picked up his first home run of the spring – a solo shot that kicked off a 4-run third inning. Mike Moustakas and Josh VanMeter both added doubles, and both had an RBI on the day. Joey Votto went 0-1 with two more walks on the day. Phillip Ervin reached base three times, but didn’t record an official at-bat as he was hit by two different pitches and walked in his other plate appearance. Prospects Alfredo Rodriguez and Jonathan India each picked up a single later in the game after taking over for the starters. You can see the entire box score for the game here.