Tonight the Cincinnati Reds will host the Los Angeles Angels at 8pm ET. The game will be available on national television via MLB Network. Cincinnati is sending top prospect Hunter Greene to the mound to start the game. The game is a scheduled 8-inning contest.
Cincinnati Reds (0-2) Starting Lineup
- Kyle Holder – SS
- Joey Votto – 1B
- Eugenio Suárez – 3B
- Mike Moustakas – 2B
- Tucker Barnhart – C
- Kyle Farmer – DH
- Tyler Naquin – CF
- Dwight Smith – LF
- TJ Friedl – RF
- Hunter Greene – SP
Reserve players on today’s roster:
Los Angeles Angels (1-0-1) Starting Lineup
- David Fletcher – 2B
- Jon Jay – RF
- José Iglesias – SS
- Jared Walsh – 1B
- Phil Gosselin – 3B
- Juan Lagares – CF
- Taylor Ward – LF
- Scott Schebler – DH
- Anthony Bemboom – C
- Andrew Heaney – 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 700 WLW AM. The game will also be available to watch on MLB Network as well as MLB.tv if you have a subscription.
Reds links and news
Nick Castellanos scratched from the lineup
Outfielder Nick Castellanos was originally in the lineup and in right field, but he was scratched with an sore right middle finger and replaced in the lineup by prospect TJ Friedl.
Triple-A season delayed, alternate sites coming back
When the day began, Triple-A was set to begin their season the first week of April That’s no longer the case and the start of the season has been pushed back to at least the first week of May. Alternate training sites are coming back this year, at least to begin the season according to Jeff Passan of ESPN.
David Bell on Hunter Greene (pre-game)
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Streaming Reds Radio Broadcasts
You can now stream the Cincinnati Reds radio broadcasts on your phone, tablet, or other smart devices if you are in the greater Cincinnati area. In the past this was blocked by Major League Baseball, who wanted you to buy their “radio” package for the MLB At-Bat app. You’ll still need to do that if you are outside of the greater Cincinnati coverage area – but those in market can now bust out their internet connected devices and stream the game.
Fox Sports Ohio unveiled their TV broadcast schedule for the spring
There was a lot happening yesterday, so perhaps you missed it, but Fox Sports Ohio released their spring training broadcast schedule and it only includes four Cincinnati Reds games. There are additional games on MLB Network, tonight and tomorrow at the very least – but there could be more added later. You can see the full schedule here.
Final: Cincinnati 7 – LA Angels 5
The Reds picked up their first win of the spring by beating the Angels 7-5 in a come from behind victory on national television.
Hunter Greene hit 103 MPH and threw 16 pitches between 100 and 103. The right-hander didn’t have the best feel for his breaking ball on the night, though, and struggled to throw it for strikes, and one that he did was up and over the middle and Jose Iglesias hit it for a 3-run homer.
The Angels were up 5-1, but Cincinnati battled back with some help from the relievers. The bullpen did a lot of good work, with Nick Lodolo, Riley O’Brien, Edgar Garcia, and Lyon Richardson all throwing hitless innings, while Jesse Biddle and Reiver Sanmartin tossed shutout innings of their own.
Kyle Farmer, Tyler Naquin, Scott Heineman, and Max Schrock (who went 2-2) all had an RBI double. In the 7th inning Deivy Grullón and Mark Payton had RBI singles, with Payton’s breaking a 5-5 tie by plating two runs to put the Reds up 7-5. Reiver Sanmartin stranded two runners on the bases to end the top of the 8th inning, which ended the game in a sense. But in a weird spring training, the two teams returned to the field for the bottom of the 8th so the Angels pitchers could all get their work in. The Angels rolled the bottom of the inning with two Reds still on the bases, officially ending the game in a 7-5 victory for the Reds.
You can see the entire box score for the game here.
Another night game for Wednesday and against the other team that claims Los Angeles as their home – but the Dodgers aren’t liars and actually play in Los Angeles. The game will be on MLB Network at 8:00pm ET as well as on the radio in the greater Cincinnati area on 700 WLW.