The Cincy Ballers have won the “Summer Series” over Fred’s Reds by taking the games on both Friday and Saturday, earning them an off-day on Monday. There’s still a game for this afternoon at 1:10pm ET, but the teams are different. In a twist, the managers for the games today will be Tucker Barnhart and Curt Casali. The two catchers drafted their own teams for today that are different from the previous squads.
Monday will be an off-day for some, and a light day for the others before the Detroit Tigers arrive for exhibition games on Tuesday and Wednesday. After an off-day on Thursday the two sides will show up on Friday for Opening Day.
Today will be the final tune up start for Sonny Gray before Friday’s start on Opening Day. Here are the other pitchers that are scheduled to pitch today: Raisel Iglesias, Pedro Strop, Josh Smith, Tony Santillan, David Carpenter, and RJ Alaniz.
If you want to watch the game you can just click the play button below, or you can use this link to head over to Reds.com where you can watch the game. It is also available on MLB.tv if you want to go that route.
|Nick Senzel – CF||Shogo Akiyama – CF|
|Joey Votto – 1B||Alex Blandino – 2B|
|Eugenio Suarez – 3B||Jose Garcia – SS|
|Freddy Galvis – SS||Jesse Winker – LF|
|Mike Moustakas – 2B||Matt Davidson – DH|
|Josh VanMeter – LF||Aristides Aquino – RF|
|Phillip Ervin – DH||Kyle Farmer – 3B|
|Tyler Stephenson – C||Curt Casali – C|
|Stuart Fairchild – RF||Christian Colon – 1B|
|Tony Santillan – P||Sonny Gray – P|
Cincinnati Reds News and Notes
Nate Jones makes the roster, 5 others “cut” on Saturday
Late last night the Reds announced that Nate Jones had been told that he was going to make the Opening Day roster. He got the news early, likely because he had an opt-out clause that he could take on Saturday if he wasn’t going to make the team. Five other players were also given news, but it was the opposite of what Jones received. Derek Dietrich, Alfredo Rodriguez, Jesse Biddle, Alex Powers, and Ruben Alaniz all were sent to the alternate roster (AKA the Prasco Park roster). This leads 47 players remaining “in camp”.
Nick Castellanos unavailable, but is “day-to-day”
After being hit in the back with a Tyler Mahle fastball on Friday in the intrasquad scrimmage, Nick Castellanos is still a bit sore. Manager David Bell told the media this morning in his press conference that the outfielder is day-to-day.
Castellanos is not in the lineup, he's still sore, Bell said. He's having trouble getting loose. He's day-to-day
— C. ???????????? (@ctrent) July 19, 2020
Michael Lorenzen has some forearm soreness
Reds reliever Michael Lorenzen has some forearm soreness. David Bell say’s Lorenzen will be fine, but they want to make sure the soreness is out of there before he gets back on the mound.
Lorenzen has some forearm soreness after trying a new grip on a pitch. "He'll be fine, we want to make sure that soreness is out of there," Bell said. #reds
— Mark Sheldon (@m_sheldon) July 19, 2020