Tonight will see the Cincinnati Reds host the Chicago White Sox at 8:05pm ET. The game will be radio only and available on 700 WLW. The contest tonight is scheduled to be a 9-inning game.

Reds (2-7-1) and White Sox (1-6-3) Lineups

Reds White Sox
1 Shogo Akiyama DH Tim Anderson SS
2 Nick Castellanos RF Adam Eaton RF
3 Mike Moustakas 2B José Abreu 1B
4 Eugenio Suárez 3B Yoán Moncada 3B
5 Tucker Barnhart C Eloy Jiménez LF
6 Kyle Farmer SS Nick Williams DH
7 Dee Strange-Gordon CF Adam Engel CF
8 Tyler Naquin LF Jonathan Lucroy C
9 Alex Blandino 1B Marco Hernández 2B
10 Tyler Mahle SP Reynaldo López SP

Reserve players on today’s Reds roster:

Pitchers Infielders
Wade Miley Nicky Delmonico
Noé Ramirez Jose Garcia
Jesse Biddle Kyle Holder
Cam Bedrosian Errol Robinson
Héctor Pérez Alfredo Rodriguez
Graham Ashcraft Outfielders
Dauri Moreta Narciso Crook
Sal Romano TJ Friedl
Catchers Mark Payton
Rocky Gale Dwight Smith Jr.
Chris Okey

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.

Reds links and news

A lefty is impressing in Goodyear

Bobby Nightengale takes a look at Cionel Pérez over at the Cincinnati Enquirer. The lefty has been dominant this spring, allowing just one hit and one walk in his four appearances without allowing a run and striking out five batters.

What Ryan Hendrix learned at the alternate site

Over at this morning I wrote about reliever Ryan Hendrix and some of the things he learned and worked on at Prasco Park during the 2020 season.

Ryan Hendrix learned a lot at the Reds alternate site

Find Somebody Else

José De León struck out eight batters yesterday for the Cincinnati Reds as he faced the Kansas City Royals. This afternoon he took part in one of the pregame Zoom press conferences and dropped an absolute gem of a quote.

Final: Reds 7 – White Sox 4

Cincinnati picked up their third win of the spring while handing the White Sox their fourth consecutive loss.

The Highlights

Well, we’re actually going to start with a non-highlight, sort of. Wade Miley left the game with a hamstring injury during the second inning of his appearance. That’s the bad news. The good news is that prior to that point, Miley looked good. He threw 1.1 shutout innings with two strikeouts and was throwing in the low 90’s with his fastball.

Tyler Mahle started the game and allowed one hit over 2.0 shutout innings while picking up three strikeouts. After Miley exited the game, Matt Pidich came on in relief and struck out both batters he faced. It was a rough inning for Noé Ramirez, who didn’t allow a hit, but did give up an earned run after a walk, two hit batters, and two wild pitches in the inning – including one that was behind a batter. Cam Bedrosian gave up a solo home run in his inning of work. Sal Romano came out for the 7th inning and tossed a shutout inning with a walk and two strikeouts. Héctor Pérez allowed one earned run and was charged with another unearned run in the 8th inning while picking up two strikeouts. Jesse Biddle worked around a walk by striking out two batters in the 9th to seal the win.

The starters did some damage at the plate on the night for the Reds. Nick Castellanos and Mike Moustakas went back-to-back with long home runs in the 3rd inning that extended the Cincinnati lead to 5-0.

Eugenio Suárez, Mike Moustakas, Nick Castellanos, and Alex Blandino all went 2-3 on the night. Tucker Barnhart went 1-2 with a 2-run double. Shogo Akiyama didn’t have a hit, but he walked twice and stole a base. No replacement player in the lineup reached base.

You can see the entire box score right here.

Tomorrow’s Game

Luis Castillo gets his first start of the spring at 8:40pm ET against the Seattle Mariners. The game will be on both the radio and television, with MLB Network picking up the Seattle feed of the game.

10 Responses

  1. Roger Garrett

    Just a coincidence for sure but the Tribe told Billy today he would not make the team and we have Gordon starting in center tonight.Could it be the second coming of a fast guy in center? Anybody want to discuss Gordon making the 26 man roster? Did we promise him some time in the majors?Just kidding and having some fun.

    • JayTheRed

      I am actually hoping he makes the team. Late game pinch runner, pinch hitter with some speed an maybe a start here or there either in the OF or SS.

    • MuddyCleats

      I really enjoyed watching Billy play. Base steeling speed is one thing missing fm this team which could improve the offense. Looks like Billy is still Switch hitting, which at this pt., I don’t quite understand. He’s struggled mightily to hit consistently. Seems like he’d make a Barnhardt type decision to hit exclusively fm his natural side (RH) and see if things improve??

  2. Roger Garrett

    We have a Miley sighting.Go Wade.

  3. Frankie Tomatoes

    Wade Miley throwing 90-91 tonight. Good sign.

    • Doug Gray

      It was a good sign, Frankie….. until Miley seemed to injure his left leg and had to leave the game.

  4. Roger Garrett

    Little league top half of the 3rd right there.You just have to love innings like that.I mean you can’t just make that stuff up and yet Miley got Abreu to end it.WOW

  5. Roger Garrett

    Get it up and it goes out.Can the Sox roll this inning?I know nothing about this rule but Lopez is toast and there is a fight at the bat rack?

  6. Tom Mitsoff

    Miley continues to be a question mark. To count on him to make it through an entire season will be an error in judgment. Thankfully it appears there is good pitching depth.

  7. Mark

    I’m not sure how we don’t keep Blandino on the team. He puts up solid numbers and did so again tonight.
    Cionel Perez needs to be on the opening day Roster he is dealing!