Tonight the Cincinnati Reds will host the Los Angeles Dodgers, looking to avenge their tie from last Wednesday. Vladimir Gutierrez will get the start for the game that will be on MLB Network. Tonight’s game is a scheduled 9-inning game.

Reds (2-5-1) and Dodgers (4-3-2) Lineups

Reds Dodgers
1 Shogo Akiyama LF Chris Taylor CF
2 Mike Moustakas 2B Max Muncy 1B
3 Nick Castellanos RF Justin Turner 3B
4 Alejo Lopez 3B Will Smith C
5 Nick Senzel CF Gavin Lux 2B
6 Tucker Barnhart C AJ Pollock LF
7 Dee Strange-Gordon SS Matt Beaty RF
8 Nicky Delmonico 1B Luke Raley DH
9 Kyle Holder DH Omar Estévez SS
10 Vladimir Gutierrez SP Jimmy Nelson SP

Reserve players on today’s Reds roster:

Pitchers Infielders
Dauri Moreta Alex Blandino
Riley O’Brien Cheslor Cuthbert
Matt Pidich Jose Garcia
Lyon Richardson Jonathan India
Tony Santillan Errol Robinson
Braden Shipley Alfredo Rodriguez
Bo Takahashi Outfielders
Catchers Narciso Crook
Rocky Gale Scott Heineman
Chris Okey Mark Payton
Chuckie Robinson 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 700 WLW AM. The game will be televised on MLB Network.

Reds links and news

Where’s Sonny Gray?

Initially listed as the probable pitcher for the game tonight, Sonny Gray instead will be throwing a bullpen session as first reported by Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer. Whew.

Luis Castillo to debut on Friday

Speaking of probable pitchers, Luis Castillo is set to debut on Friday if things remain on schedule.

Former Red Rheal Cormier passes away

Rheal Cormier, who pitched two of his 16 seasons in Major League Baseball with the Cincinnati Reds (2006 and 2007) lost his battle with cancer and passed away yesterday at age 53.

Eugenio Suárez was a game time scratch

Initially in the lineup at third base and hitting cleanup, Eugenio Suárez was replaced right before the game by Alejo Lopez.

Final: Dodgers 5 – Reds 3

The World Series champs came out on top over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.

The Highlights

Nick Senzel hit a long home run to center field, going 1-2 on the day. Dee Strange-Gordon had a bloop single that drove in two runs as he went 1-3 on the day. Nicky Delmonico doubled off of the wall while also going 1-3. Rocky Gale went 1-1 with a double and a run scored. Eugenio Suárez, who was an early scratch from the starting lineup arrived late to the game and was inserted at third base after Alejo Lopez had gotten an at-bat.

Vladimir Gutierrez struck out four batters with one walk across 2.0 hitless innings. Braden Shipley struggled in the 3rd, allowing four runs on five hits and a walk. Tony Santillan threw 2.0 hitless innings, but he struggled in his second frame as he walked three batters. Santillan also picked up three strikeouts over his two innings. Riley O’Brien struck out three batters in a hitless inning. So did Matt Pidich. Bo Takahashi threw a perfect inning with a strikeout. Dauri Moreta allowed a solo homer in the 9th while picking up two strikeouts.

You can see the entire box score of the game right here.

Tomorrow’s Game

The game will be at 3:05pm ET and will be on Fox Sports Ohio. The game will also be on 700 WLW on the radio.

10 Responses

  1. Tom Mitsoff

    Gutierrez was impressive. He may have gotten some calls on close pitches, or maybe those pitches were right on the black.

  2. rick in boise

    I assume Josiah Gray? How did he look? (Kinda hate to ask… lol)

    • BK

      His stuff is excellent, but he struggled with control at times.

  3. TR

    To state the obvious, the Reds are going to struggle to compete for the NL Central title without the offensive leadership of Castellanos and Moustakas who were given very generous contracts a couple years ago.

    • Steven Ross

      That and Bell batting Tucker 6th. Love his “D” but he can’t hit so let’s bat him 6th?

  4. ClevelandRedsFan

    It’s great to see Senzel having a good spring. He’s a guy I’m really pulling for and is key to the Reds success over the next few years.

    • MuddyCleats

      Agree, it was nice to see him connect. He was completely lost on the first pitch breaking balls in his first two ABs, but nice to see him come back on the FB. My guess is, he wont get anything straight to hit once season starts w/ runners on? Clearly the kid has talent. His on field demeanor reminds me of Rose some and especially Sabo; it’s what the Reds need more of IMHO. However, kid needs to calm down at the plate and realize it’s a cat and mouse game. He can’t be so visceral in his approach. Like so many others, IF he’ll start laying off the BB and or go backside oppo more, he’ll start getting more FBs to crush.

      • ClevelandRedsFan

        In his rookie year, I remember he struggled a bit at first but bounced back strong and put up good numbers. All until lawn darts Turner Ward changed his swing.

        I remember a lot of ground all and line drive singles opposite field to beat the shift.

    • MBS

      He is looking good this spring. I hope you’re right. I wrote Senzel off as a bust. I’d love to be proven wrong. I do think people have made every excuse for him, and I’m not a big fan of that. Baseball is a results oriented game, and he hasn’t produced them. I was a huge fan of the pick when they made it, but injury after injury had at the very least slowed him down. Maybe this will be the year he remains healthy, and grows into the player we all want.

  5. Roger Garrett

    Senzel just needs to stay healthy and start every game that he is.I would love for him to stay healthy and see if Bell would indeed play him every day.He is our best outfielder and only position player with multiple skills.