Tonight the Cincinnati Reds will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers on the road. The game will begin at 8:05pm ET and will be on national television through MLB Network.
Cincinnati Reds (1-2) Starting Lineup
- Dee Strange-Gordon – SS
- Scott Heineman – LF
- Nick Senzel – CF
- Aristides Aquino – RF
- Alex Blandino – DH
- Tyler Stephenson – C
- Jonathan India – 2B
- Cheslor Cuthbert – 1B
- Max Schrock – 3B
- Jeff Hoffman – SP
Reserve players on today’s roster:
Los Angeles Dodgers (2-0-1) Starting Lineup
- Chris Taylor – 2B
- Max Muncy – 1B
- Justin Turner – 3B
- Will Smith – C
- Matt Beaty – RF
- Gavin Lux – SS
- Zach McKinstry – CF
- Luke Raley – LF
- Zach Reks – DH
- Julio Urías – 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 expected to play Friday and Sunday
Quick update on Nick Castellanos from David Bell, who expects him to play on Friday and Sunday. pic.twitter.com/7Mv7zUq71M
— Redleg Nation (@redlegnation) March 3, 2021
Lyon Richardson impressed David Bell
If you watched the game last night then you were probably impressed by prospect Lyon Richardson. He fired a perfect inning of relief and picked up two strikeouts. But it wasn’t just the home viewer that was impressed – Manager David Bell was also impressed. Over at RedsMinorLeagues.com this morning I wrote about Richardson and how different he looked on Tuesday night than the last time he was on the mound in a game.
An interesting read on the shift
Russell A. Carleton wrote about the shift over at Baseball Prospectus this morning. He found, and pointed out finds by some others, some very interesting things. The shift leads to more walks, and depending on the handedness of the batter – more or less contact made. It was a fun read, but you’re also going to need to have a subscription to Baseball Prospectus to read it.
Aaron Boone undergoes successful heart surgery
Earlier today it was announced that Aaron Boone, former Reds infielder and now New York Yankees manager would undergo surgery to receive a pacemaker. At 6pm ET it was announced that things went as expected and he was out of surgery and in a recovery room.
Final: Reds 4 – Dodgers 4 (TIE)
There may be no crying in baseball, but there are ties in (spring training) baseball. The Reds move to 1-2-1 on the spring with the tie.
Tejay Antone dominated in his 2.0 innings of work that followed starter Jeff Hoffman’s 2.0 innings. Antone came out firing strikes and didn’t look back as he allowed one hit, no runs, no walks, and struck out five of the seven batters that he faced. Cionel Pérez fired a perfect inning with a strikeout in the 5th, and Art Warren threw a shutout inning in the 7th to preserve the tie.
The reason that the game was tied in the bottom of the 7th inning was because catcher Deivy Grullón, a winter waiver wire pick up, crushed a game tying 2-run homer in the top of the 7th inning. Alex Blandino and Tyler Stephenson both added doubles early in the game. Scott Heineman went 1-2 with two stolen bases and he scored a run. Dee Strange-Gordon went 1-3 with a stolen base. Infielder Max Schrock singled and drove in a run out of the 9-spot in the lineup. Prospect Alejo Lopez went 1-1.
You can see the entire box score for the game here.
Another night game on tap as the Reds host the Kansas City Royals at 8:05pm ET. Sonny Gray is expected to start the game for Cincinnati.