This afternoon the Cincinnati Reds hit the road in Arizona to take on the Colorado Rockies at 3:05pm ET. Today’s game is scheduled as a 9-inning matchup.
Reds (1-5-1) and Rockies (4-2) Lineups
|1||Kyle Farmer||SS||Raimel Tapia||LF|
|2||Jesse Winker||LF||Chris Owings||2B|
|3||Nick Senzel||CF||Ryan McMahon||3B|
|4||Aristides Aquino||DH||C.J. Cron||1B|
|5||Tyler Naquin||RF||Josh Fuentes||DH|
|6||Tyler Stephenson||C||Sam Hilliard||CF|
|7||Jonathan India||2B||Elias Díaz||C|
|8||Max Schrock||3B||Yonathan Daza||RF|
|9||Cheslor Cuthbert||1B||Alan Trejo||SS|
|10||Tejay Antone||SP||Kyle Freeland||SP|
Reserve players on today’s Reds roster:
|Cam Bedrosian||Nicky Delmonico|
|Jesse Biddle||Kyle Holder|
|Jeff Hoffman||Alejo Lopez|
|Riley O’Brien||Errol Robinson|
|Héctor Pérez||Alfredo Rodriguez|
|Deivy Grullón||TJ Friedl|
|Chris Okey||Mark Payton|
|Dwight Smith Jr.|
Where to watch/listen/follow the game
The game will be live on the Reds on Radio Network. The broadcast will be on 1360 WSAI AM. There is no television option available for the game today.
Reds links and news
Luis Castillo threw on the backfields today
Luis Castillo threw about 35 pitches over two innings, and he had three strikeouts. Fastball velocity looked good.
— Charlie Goldsmith (@CharlieG__) March 8, 2021
There were plenty of big leaguers in the intrasquad game*. Noé Ramirez and Brandon Finnegan were also scheduled to be on the mound. Shogo Akiyama, Tucker Barnhart, Alex Blandino, Narciso Crook, Rocky Gale, Jose Garcia, Scott Heineman, Mark Kolozsvary, Chris Okey, Errol Robinson, and Chuckie Robinson were all also scheduled to participate.
*It was a controlled environment type of “game”. There were no base runners for Castillo, for example.
The Jim Day Podcast with Joey Votto
Today marks the start of the new season of The Jim Day Podcast and he kicks things off by sitting down with Reds first baseman Joey Votto. You can listen to it online here, or you can subscribe to The Jim Day Podcast on whatever your favorite podcasting app happens to be.
Final: Reds 6 – Rockies 4
The Cincinnati Reds picked up their second win of the spring on Monday afternoon.
Tejay Antone got the start and tossed 3.0 shutout innings without a walk and he picked up three strikeouts along the way. Jeff Hoffman followed him and tossed 3.0 shutout innings of his own without a walk and he added four more strikeouts to the Cincinnati Reds total. Cam Bedrosian took over in the 7th inning, holding a 6-4 lead, and he struck out three batters while walking one in his inning of work. Bedrosian has struck out six of the seven hitters he’s faced this spring. Jesse Biddle came out for the 9th and picked up the save with the only base runner coming on a catchers interference call.
Jesse Winker went 1-1 with two walks and a run scored while getting the start in left field. Nick Senzel went 1-2 with a walk and a run scored. Jonathan India went 1-1 with two walks and a steal of home on a double-steal that was executed along with Max Schrock. For his part at the plate, Schrock went 2-3 with an RBI. Kyle Holder took over for Kyle Farmer at shortstop and went 1-2 with a double. Alfredo Rodriguez went 1-1 with an RBI after taking over at second base.
You can see the entire box score for the game here.
The Reds will take on the Dodgers at 8:05pm ET. The game will be on MLB Network, so plan accordingly.
That Joey Votto podcast is awesome. I could listen to him all day. His Junior story was really funny
Max Schrock is the new Rogers Hornsby. Moustakas is Wally Pipp.
I know Lou Gehrig filled in for Wally Pipp for the next 2,100+ games, but from whom did Rogers Hornsby take over?
Best left-handed second baseman of all time (non-Red, anyway).
Hoffman and Antone both looked good today! We are going to need a lot of guys who can give 3+ innings out of the pen. Even Castillo and Gray will probably only go 5 innings in most games this year. If not you’ll burn out these arms before the post season arrives.
I sure hope Antone isn’t coming out of the pen. Nasty stuff, get the most innings out of him.
I don’t really think it matters who is the “starter” or “long man” this season. Mahle, Miley, Lorenzen, Antone, Hoffman, and De Leon, will not be throwing 6 or 7 innings. I’d venture to guess right now, the guys coming in relief will have a better shot at getting W’s. I doubt any of these pitchers will get 5 innings regularly. I could be completely off, but if we treat the starters like normal, we will have a rotation of burnt out arms before the post season begins.
BTW I now live in Miami, and I can listen to the Reds on the iHeart Radio app. I don’t know if it will remain like that in the regular season or not.
Not as far as Miami, but I can get it in West Virginia, too. I had to go to Fox Sports 1360 though. 700 WLW was some talk show.
All regular season games on internet for out of towners will be blocked. But if you get a VPN and set it to a local area the internet thinks you are in that area. I do not know if a VPN selection for the Cincy area exist, Buy the MLB internet package and watch most games and listen to all games.
I already have a MLB subscription for TV and Audio, but I thought I’d try to see if the iHeart radio would work here. I just remembered Doug saying they were offering their games to the local market.
I’m excited about the Schrock-India double steal. When I started following baseball back in the 1950s, the double steal was a common play. Today it seems almost as forgotten as the left handed screwball.
India is looking VERY good so far this spring. Good plate discipline, and he is hitting the ball. At this rate, it will be tough not to have him on the team when camp breaks for Cincinnati … Good problem to have.
As was wondering until I looked at the box score, when you wrote Antone and Hoffman both pitched 3 shutout innings and Bedrosian took over in the 7th with a 6 to 4 lead.