On Friday we decided to try something similar to the regular season game threads here at Redleg Nation with the first intrasquad scrimmage that the team played that was available to watch on Reds.com. We probably won’t be doing these for all of the scrimmages, but the first one went well and we’re going to try and have them at least a few more times before the season begins. Today’s scrimmage is set to begin at about 3:30pm (it was moved up due to weather). Things are subject to change, but Wade Miley, Tyler Mahle, Lucas Sims, Cody Reed, and Joel Kuhnel are set to pitch in the game today.
The game should begin around 3:30pm and will be available on Reds.com. If MLB still allows embedding when the game begins, we will once again embed the game into this post if you want to watch it that way.
Here’s the lineup, provided by C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic, and cleaned up a bit below:
|Home Reds||Away Reds|
|Phillip Ervin – CF||Shogo Akiyama – LF|
|Joey Votto – 1B||Kyle Farmer – SS|
|Eugenio Suarez – 3B||Curt Casali – C|
|Mike Moustakas – 2B||Mark Payton – CF|
|Aristides Aquino – LF||Christian Colon – 1B|
|Tucker Barnhart – C||Jose Garcia – 2B|
|Freddy Galvis – SS||Travis Jankowski – RF|
|Stuart Fairchild – RF||Jonathan India – 3B|
|Tyler Mahle (3IP) – P||Wade Miley (2IP) – P|
|Cody Reed (2IP) – P||Lucas Sims (2IP) – P|
|Joel Kuhnel (1IP) – P|
The game was moved up, and that seemed to set back the time in which the stream went live. It got going in the bottom of the 1st. In the top of the first, Kyle Farmer homered off of Tyler Mahle.
Pre-Game Reds news and notes
Nick Senzel is day-to-day
If you noticed the lack of Nick Senzel the past few days, you weren’t alone. After hitting a baseball that may not have landed yet in the scrimmage earlier in the week, he hasn’t played in the subsequent scrimmages. Manager David Bell told the media earlier this afternoon that he hyperextended his left elbow and was expected to be back in the lineup on Monday or Tuesday.
#Reds manager David Bell said Nick Senzel hyperextended his left elbow, is day-to-day. He is expected back in the lineup Monday or Tuesday.
— C. ???????????? (@ctrent) July 12, 2020
Trevor Bauer is impressed with Hunter Greene
Earlier this week Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Trevor Bauer spoke with the local media here in Cincinnati (via zoom). He spoke a little bit about the organization’s top prospect, Hunter Greene, who he worked with for a short period of time during the shutdown.
I saw that, an inquisitive mind, someone who asked questions and listens,” said Bauer. “He wants to be as good as he can be – someone who has a lot he can learn. It’s super exciting when that’s the case given his skillset and his natural ability.
Greene, who had Tommy John surgery in April of 2019, is back and seems to be at full strength at this point, hitting 102 MPH in a bullpen session last month.
Who could forget Disco Demolition Night?
July 12th, 1979 – a day that will live in infamy, forever. The Chicago White Sox were hosting a double header with the Detroit Tigers. Following the first game of the double header the team planned on blowing up a crate of disco records on the field. After the detonation, things got wild. At first a few fans rushed onto the field. And then others followed, and next thing you know there were thousands of people on the field. The second game wound up being forfeited by the White Sox because there was too much damage to the field.
Non-happy anniversary, White Sox.