The Cincinnati Reds will hit the road for the first time this spring of spring training (they were technically the visiting team on Sunday, but in Goodyear). First pitch is set for 3:05pm ET as the Reds will look for their first win of the spring as they take on the Oakland Athletics. The game is scheduled for 7 innings.

Cincinnati Reds (0-1) Starting Lineup

  1. Jose Garcia – SS
  2. Nick Senzel – CF
  3. Alex Blandino – 3B
  4. Aristides Aquino – RF
  5. Dee Strange-Gordon – 2B
  6. Tyler Naquin – DH
  7. Tyler Stephenson – C
  8. Cheslor Cuthbert – 1B
  9. Mark Payton – LF
  10. Brandon Finnegan – SP

Reserve players on today’s roster:





Oakland Athletics (0-1) Starting Lineup

  1. Vimael Machín – 3B
  2. Chad Pinder – SS
  3. Matt Olson – 1B
  4. Matt Chapman – DH
  5. Stephen Piscotty – RF
  6. Cody Thomas – CF
  7. Aramis Garcia – C
  8. Greg Deichmann – LF
  9. Pete Kozma – 2B
  10. Grant Holmes – SP

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 AM. There will be no televised version of the game.

Reds links and news

Jesse Winker scratched from the lineup

Originally in the lineup for today’s game, Jesse Winker was a scratch due to a sore right hip. Mark Payton replaced him in the field and was just inserted at the bottom of the lineup, while everyone else moved up (Winker was batting 2nd, originally).

Big name prospects for Tuesday

Tuesday night will see the Reds play on national television as they take on the Los Angeles Angels on MLB Network at 8pm ET. The pitchers set to go on the night is quite prospect heavy and it’s headlined by Hunter Greene and Nick Lodolo.

Hunter Greene, Nick Lodolo headline Reds pitchers for Tuesday

Alex Blandino getting some praise from David Bell

Final: Oakland 13 – Cincinnati 5

The Cincinnati Reds remain winless through two spring training games. It was a tough day for the Reds pitchers as they twice “rolled the inning” when their pitchers reached their pitch count before retiring the side – a new wrinkle available in spring training with the hopes of keeping pitchers arms healthy.

The Highlights

In the 7th and final inning Scott Heineman and Alfredo Rodriguez hit back-to-back solo home runs – the first of the spring for each. Both players went 2-2 on the day. Aristides Aquino tripled in his first at-bat, going 1-2 with a run scored. Jonathan India added a double in his only at-bat of the day. Dee Strange-Gordon walked in both of his plate appearances.

Brandon Finnegan threw 2.0 hitless innings with a strikeout. We’ll have more on him posted later here at Redleg Nation. The bullpen combined to allowed 12 earned runs over the next four innings spread out among four pitchers. That’s not exactly a “highlight”, but we aren’t going to have a “lowlight” section here.

You can see the entire box score for the game here.

Tomorrow’s Game

Night game on Tuesday and it will be on national television at 8:00pm ET on MLB Network as the Reds take on the Los Angeles Angels. It will also be on the radio, set to air on 700 WLW in the greater Cincinnati area.

10 Responses

  1. SultanofSwaff

    Not to dump on Holder, Naquin, Heineman, and Gordon, but I really hope our in-house options shut those guys out of roster spots. I’d rather see India, Garcia, and Blandino.

  2. DataDumpster

    It’s good work to list the daily lineups. A lot of new names. I don’t know if things are different this year but it seems like the teams each have about 75 players that they can rotate into the games even though at least half have a miniscule change of making the MLB squad. Seems to make it difficult to evaluate the important choices for the Reds but perhaps other purposes at the minor league level are also being served.

  3. doofus

    Finnegan retires 5 of the 6 batters he faced on ground balls.

    Noe Ramirez serves up 2 taters, 4 runs, 4 hits in 1 inning worked so far.

  4. ClevelandRedsFan

    You guys, the Reds scored a run without hitting a homerun!!!! Tyler Stephenson RBI groundout. Is this small ball? Is this allowed for the Reds?

  5. west larry

    down 7-1 in the bottom of the fourth? It’s a good thing they brought Aquino, he has their only hit.

    • LDS

      It’s early and it’s only spring training but the Reds aren’t off to a great start. Fire Bell/Zinter while there’s

      • TR

        It is only spring training but the usual question persists: will the blah S T turn into reality after Opening Day?

  6. doofus

    Big Sal faces seven…3 of them score.

    • TR#1

      Time for Sal to go. Not sure if he’s still overweight, but he just doesn’t have it. He has a hard fastball but he’s been given more than enough time to figure it out and hasn’t. I do not trust him to pitch in a regular season game this year. Best of luck to him, but adios and enjoy Pittsburgh or Miami.

  7. MBS

    Alfredo having another strong spring! Last spring (2020) 33 AB’s, .364 AVG, 2 HR, (2021) 4 AB’s .500 AVG 1 HR. I know he’s not a bat guy, but I’d love him to make it at least as a reserve SS. The only guys I’d start over him at SS (Suarez, Senzel) are the ones the Reds won’t play at SS. I’d be happy with Holder / Rodriguez platoon. It would give each player a chance to see what they can do at the MLB level. Worst case we have 2 glove 1st options at SS, that bat from opposite sides of the plate. I don’t buy Farmer, Blandino, or Gordon at SS, no bat, and worse gloves.