The Cincinnati Reds host the San Francisco Giants this afternoon in Goodyear at 3:05pm ET. The game will be available on both television (Fox Sports Ohio) and radio (700 WLW).
Reds (1-4-1) and Giants (1-3-2) Lineups
|1||Shogo Akiyama||CF||LaMonte Wade Jr.||1B|
|2||Nick Castellanos||RF||Curt Casali||C|
|3||Joey Votto||1B||Wilmer Flores||3B|
|4||Eugenio Suárez||3B||Darin Ruf||DH|
|5||Mike Moustakas||2B||Jason Vosler||2B|
|6||Jesse Winker||LF||Mauricio Dubon||CF|
|7||Tucker Barnhart||C||Heliot Ramos||LF|
|8||Dee Strange-Gordon||SS||Steven Duggar||RF|
|9||Max Schrock||DH||Will Wilson||SS|
|10||Cionel Pérez||SP||Anthony DeSclafani||SP|
Reserve players on today’s Reds roster:
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 view on Fox Sports Ohio in the second of four scheduled games they will air this spring. You can see the entire broadcast schedule of Reds games that will be on Fox Sports Ohio or MLB Network here.
Reds links and news
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Mark Kolozsvary goes deep off of a Cy Young Award winner
In a B-game on the backfields on Saturday, prospect catcher Mark Kolozsvary went deep off of Cy Young Award winner Shane Bieber. We got some video of the home run from the Reds, and I wrote a little bit about Kolozsvary and another Reds prospect over at RedsMinorLeagues.com this morning if that’s your kind of thing.
MLB Network adds more Reds games to their spring schedule
MLB Network updated their spring training baseball game schedule through the end of March yesterday and multiple Cincinnati Reds games were added. You can check them all out here so you don’t miss anything.
Final: Giants 9 – Reds 4
Cincinnati fell to 1-4-1 this spring with an 8-inning loss to San Francisco on Sunday afternoon in Goodyear.
Joey Votto went 2-3 with a double off of the center field wall and he scored a run. Alex Blandino went 2-2 and drove in a run. Eugenio Suárez went 1-3 with a double and a run scored. Tyler Naquin, Scott Heineman, Rocky Gale, and Dee Strange-Gordon all had a hit on the day.
On the mound Cionel Pérez tossed a hitless first inning with a walk and a strikeout. But Sean Dootlittle struggled in the 2nd, giving up 3 runs on 2 homers. Shane Carle was the only reliever to not give up a run in a game that featured eight Reds pitchers. Prospect Graham Ashcraft, who has never thrown above rookie-ball, hit 100 MPH on the day according to C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic.
You can see the entire box score for the game here.
In the field there was at least one highlight: Jose Garcia, who was playing second base at the time, made an outstanding diving stop on the other side of second base and gunned out the runner at first base from his knees.
— FOX Sports Cincinnati (@FOXSportsCincy) March 7, 2021
The play itself, of course, is impressive. But it’s impressive in two ways. First – the diving stop. He covered a lot of ground to get to the ball. Second – the throw he made from his knees, the arm strength shown there is just ridiculous.
The Next Game
The Reds will play on Monday at 3:10pm ET against the Colorado Rockies. Tejay Antone gets the start. Radio broadcast only.