This afternoon the Cincinnati Reds will hit the road to face off against the Kansas City Royals at 3:05pm ET. The game will be on Fox Sports Ohio and 700 WLW will have the radio broadcast. The game is scheduled for 9 innings.
Reds (2-6-1) and Royals (7-3) Lineups
|1||Nick Senzel||CF||Jarrod Dyson||RF|
|2||Jesse Winker||LF||Andrew Benintendi||LF|
|3||Tucker Barnhart||DH||Adalberto Mondesi||SS|
|4||Kyle Farmer||SS||Jorge Soler||DH|
|5||Tyler Naquin||RF||Michael Taylor||CF|
|6||Tyler Stephenson||C||Ryan O’Hearn||1B|
|7||Jonathan India||2B||Hanser Alberto||3B|
|8||Max Schrock||3B||Sebastian Rivero||C|
|9||Scott Heineman||1B||Nicky Lopez||2B|
|10||Michael Lorenzen||SP||Brad Keller||SP|
Reserve players on today’s Reds roster:
|Graham Ashcraft||Alex Blandino|
|José De León||Jose Garcia|
|Sean Doolittle||Alejo Lopez|
|Edgar García||Errol Robinson|
|Reiver Sanmartin||Aristides Aquino|
|Deivy Grullón||TJ Friedl|
|Mark Kolozsvary||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
Joey Votto has COVID-19
The big news of the day is that Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto tested positive for COVID-19 and was placed on the injured list earlier today.
Ryan Hendrix to miss a few days
Reliever Ryan Hendrix has an intercostal muscle strain that will keep him sidelined for a few days.
Final: Royals 9 – Reds 3
Kansas City may be the best team in spring training as they picked up their 8th win by hitting five home runs on the day as they beat the Reds.
Jesse Winker and Kyle Farmer both went 1-3 with a double. Tyler Stephenson and Jonathan India went 1-3. Max Schrock got the start at third base and singled in his first at-bat, but then left the game with a calf injury after reaching first base. Aristides Aquino doubled in his long trip to the plate, but he also homered in a B-game earlier in the day. Deivy Grullón homered for the second time in the spring, driving in two runs for the Reds. Errol Robinson added a single and a run scored in his only at-bat.
The pitching on the day was very hit or miss. Michael Lorenzen and Sean Doolittle were on the “miss” side of things. Lorenzen allowed three runs in 2.1 innings on four hits – including a homer to go along with three strikeouts. Doolittle allowed four runs on three hits, two homers, and he walked three batters. Edgar García came on in relief of Lorenzen in the 3rd inning and got through the inning unscathed while picking up a strikeout. Cionel Pérez threw a perfect inning while recording all three outs via the strikeout. José De León looked very good through 2.2 innings when he had racked up eight strikeouts (and three walks) before serving up back-to-back home runs in the 8th before getting a long fly out to center to end the inning.
You can see the entire box score right here.
Tyler Mahle is scheduled to take the mound against the Chicago White Sox at 8:05pm ET.