Yesterday we were going to give things a shot and host a live watch party for the Cincinnati Reds scrimmage against themselves. The team had been broadcasting their practices since day one, but then yesterday they stopped things before the scrimmage began and never re-started things. The beat reporters all made note of it earlier today that the Reds can only broadcast those on Reds.com, not social media.
We’re going to give it a shot again today, and see how it goes. If we can embed the video here, we’ll do that. If not, we’ll all just have to watch it at Reds.com and share our thoughts here in the comments like we would in a normal regular season game where most of us are probably watching on the television or listening on the radio.
Watch Live below
If you’d like to watch the game on a different screen or at Reds.com you can use this link to do so.
The lineup is below – and there’s been two changes since it was initially released earlier this afternoon. Nick Senzel was originally in the GABP Reds lineup in center, with Phillip Ervin in center for the Prasco Reds. Senzel is now out of the lineup, Ervin was traded to the GABP Reds, Scott Schebler moved into the Prasco Reds lineup into right, and Mark Payton slid from right to center for Team Prasco.
Pre-Game Reds news and notes
Jose Garcia spoke with the media on Thursday evening after the scrimmage game (that we couldn’t watch). He noted that during his time off he was working with Manny Ramirez.
Japan begins to brings fans back into the stadium
Fans are coming back to baseball games in Japan this week, reports the Associated Press. There are limitations, though. Stadiums can have 5000 fans, or 50% capacity – whichever number happens to be lower.
Could Eugenio Suarez lead the league in homers?
Over at The Athletic, Eno Sarris and Jayson Stark looked at a 60-game season, and some of the weird things that could happen. When it comes to the home run race, two Cincinnati Reds got mentions. The first was Aristides Aquino, who they noted compared very favorably with Pete Alonso over the same stretch of games last year that we will play this year. And then there was Eugenio Suarez, who was noted for hitting 26 home runs in a 60-game span last year – the best in the Majors (tied with some guy named Mike Trout).