On what would be, in a normal year, the day in which we all got together to watch the All-Star game, we can’t do that. But what we can do this evening is get together and watch the Cincinnati Reds face off against, uh, the Cincinnati Reds in an intrasquad scrimmage game that will take place at Great American Ballpark. Sure, we can’t actually go to the stadium and watch the game – but we can watch it online thanks to the folks over at Reds.com. As we’ve done with a few other scrimmages, when the video goes live we’ll post it here as long as MLB allows it to be an option, and we’ll have a link to the video if anyone wants to watch it somewhere else.
The game this evening is set to begin at 5:45pm ET. There are six pitchers set to go today:
- Sonny Gray
- Michael Lorenzen
- Nate Jones
- Joel Kuhnel
- Robert Stephenson
- David Carpenter
This should be the second to last start for Sonny Gray before he takes the mound on Opening Day next Friday against Detroit. There are no number of innings listed, but it wouldn’t surprise me to find out later that the game will be a five or six-inning game with Sonny Gray starting for one side, and then everyone else pitching out an inning (with maybe a guy getting two innings somewhere) for the other team. We’ll find out a few minutes before the game starts when we see the lineups. The media isn’t allowed in the stadium until 15 minutes before the game is set to start, so we wind up without much lead time on these kinds of things in 2020.
If you want to watch live, you can hit play below, or you can follow this link to watch it on Reds.com.
Cincinnati Reds Lineups
|Jesse Winker – LF||Shogo Akiyama – LF|
|Phillip Ervin – CF||Joey Votto – 1B|
|Josh VanMeter – 2B||Eugenio Suarez – 3B|
|Matt Davidson – 1B||Mike Moustakas – 2B|
|Mark Payton – RF||Nick Castellanos – RF|
|Kyle Farmer – 3B||Freddy Galvis – SS|
|Alex Blandino – SS||Nick Senzel – CF|
|Curt Castali – C||Francisco Pena – C|
|Sonny Gray – P||Michael Lorenzen – P|
|Nate Jones – P|
Pre-Game Reds news and notes
Two nationally televised games for the Reds
First reported by C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic, the Cincinnati Reds will be on national television twice this year. Fox Sports 1 will have the rights to the August 1st game against the Detroit Tigers, in Detroit, and to the home contest against the Pittsburgh Pirates on August 15th.
David Bell continues to talk well about Jose Garcia
Earlier this afternoon manager David Bell had some good things to say about Jose Garcia to the media during his daily press conference.
— Doug Gray (@dougdirt24) July 14, 2020
Yes, I did just embed my own tweet. I spent the time making the fun graphic, so I’m going to share it here, too.
To continue the lovefest that has been going on for Jose Garcia, Freddy Galvis also had some good things to say about the young shortstop yesterday, which I wrote about over at RedsMinorLeagues.com. And there’s also some praise in there for pitcher Tejay Antone from David Bell, too.
Yasiel Puig to sign with the Braves
Everyone’s friend, and former Cincinnati Reds outfielder, Yasiel Puig is going to be signing with the Atlanta Braves according to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com.
Yasiel Puig is signing with the Braves, per source.
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) July 14, 2020