Tonight will see the Cincinnati Reds hit the road to face off against the Seattle Mariners. The game will be on the radio live. MLB Network will have the game on “tape delay” at 11pm ET. The game will be available on MLBtv live if you have that service.

Reds (3-7-1) and Mariners (2-4-5) Lineups

Reds Mariners
1 Dee Strange-Gordon SS Luis Liberato LF
2 Jesse Winker LF Luis Torrens DH
3 Nick Senzel CF Kyle Seager 3B
4 Jonathan India 2B Kyle Lewis CF
5 Kyle Farmer DH Evan White 1B
6 Tyler Stephenson C Tom Murphy C
7 Aristides Aquino RF Sam Haggerty SS
8 Alex Blandino 3B Julio Rodriguez RF
9 Cheslor Cuthbert 1B Donovan Walton 2B
10 Luis Castillo SP Nick Margevicius SP

Reserve players on today’s Reds roster:

Pitchers Infielders
Graham Ashcraft Jose Garcia
Shane Carle Kyle Holder
Brandon Finnegan Alejo Lopez
Dauri Moreta Alfredo Rodriguez
Edgar García Outfielders
Vladimir Gutierrez Narciso Crook
Cionel Pérez Nicky Delmonico
Bo Takahashi TJ Friedl
Art Warren Scott Heineman
Catchers Mark Payton
Deivy Grullón
Mark Kolozsvary

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 is available live on MLBtv if you have a subscription, and it will be on “tape delay” on MLB Network at 11pm ET.

Reds links and news

Cincinnati made 13 roster moves for the spring training roster

Today was the first cut day for the Reds. It was also the first time I’ve ever seen a team invite a player – and in this case, two players – to big league camp who had been in minor league camp. Jonathan India and Brandon Finnegan were official given big league spring training invites. 11 other players – 10 of whom are pitchers, were optioned to Triple-A or reassigned to minor league camp.

Reds make 13 roster moves in 1st set of spring training transactions

The Reds made a trade today

Cincinnati drove their golf cart over to the other side of the complex in Goodyear and dropped off some money to acquire Cleveland utilityman Mike Freeman.

Reds acquire Mike Freeman from Cleveland in a trade

Final: Mariners 4 – Reds 3

The Reds may have been ripped off by the spring training rules on Friday night. Alfredo Rodriguez walked to load the bases in a 1-run game in the 8th inning, but the Mariners chose to “roll the inning” and end it there while mid-downpour that had been taking place all inning. At that point the managers got together at the plate and had a quick discussion, but chose to at least begin the bottom of the 8th inning to allow Bo Takahashi to get some work in. The game was called after the 8th inning due to the rain.

The Highlights

You want a highlight? Luis Castillo made his spring training debut and looked outstanding, tossing 2.0 hitless innings with a walk and a strikeout. He was followed by Brandon Finnegan and the lefty looked good in his own right. Finnegan tossed 2.0 perfect innings with two strikeouts. It was a tough next three innings for Reds relievers, though. Cionel Pérez allowed a run on two hits and a walk. Art Warren didn’t allow a hit, but did give up two runs after two walks and two wild pitches helped advance them around the bases. Shane Carle came on and allowed a run on a hit and two walks. Bo Takahashi came out for the 8th inning and worked a hitless inning with a walk and a strikeout.

The Reds offense ran out plenty of 1st round draft picks and those guys came through. Nick Senzel went 1-2 with a walk. Jonathan India went 2-3 with a double and a run scored. Tyler Stephenson went 1-3 with a run and an RBI. Alex Blandino went 2-3 with a steal, double, and an RBI. Mark Payton was the only replacement player who had a hit, going 1-1 with a double. Kyle Holder, Deivy Grullón, and Alfredo Rodriguez all walked in their only plate appearance of the game.

You can see the entire box score for the game here.

Tomorrow’s Game

Another night game as the Reds host the Oakland Athletics at 8:05pm ET with Jeff Hoffman getting the nod on the mound. Radio only.

13 Responses

  1. Roger Garrett

    Whats the chance Gordon makes the team?Starts again tonight this time at short.

    • JB

      India with a single and a run scoring double. I would rather see him make the team over Gordon.

      • Tomn

        India looks really good to me. Both at bat and in the field.

    • JayTheRed

      Gordan and India might make the team perhaps.

  2. GreatRedLegsFan

    Excluding the recently adquisition of Mike Freeman, the following candidates are vying for three IF spots: Farmer, Blandino, India, Shrock, Gordon, Holder & Cuthbert. I’d take Holder and Cuthbert out due to poor performances so far, Farmer and Gordon are fixtures since able to play SS, leaving one spot for Blandino or India as Shrock will likely start the season injured.

    • MBS

      If they start the season with out either Rodriguez or Holder on the roster I’d be shocked. No one else is a SS, you’d think they’d want at the very least a defensive replacement.

  3. Tom Mitsoff

    Reds are going to have some pitching depth that they can possibly trade for a shortstop. Brandon Finnegan looked good, and Cionel Perez got out of a jam. They’re going to be cutting or optioning some pitchers who should be on a major league roster.

  4. RedsMonk65

    At this point, one way or another, India and Blandino make the roster. Don’t see how they cannot. Some tough decisions coming up, especially among pitchers.

    • Jack

      Unless India is a starter (where would that be?) I’d rather he be getting daily at bats at AAA.

      • Roger Garrett

        Good point Jack and that is always the issue on this team or so it appears.We are a losing franchise and have been for what 15 out of the last 20 years and we can’t find a spot for a first round draft choice to play.India is what now 24 and we have Suarez that does have some value and Moose who nobody wanted at the price and years we paid blocking him.These things can’t happen and should not happen if there is a plan in place that goes beyond a year at a time.Yes India does need regular at bats but not in the minors.I know COVID had an impact and still does about money being tight and needing a trade partner but this has been going on for years.The Reds always say this guy is 2 or 3 years away and thats ok but when he arrives he has no place to play.India and Stephensen and IMO Garcia should play every day cause they are cheaper and have a greater upside then Moose,Farmer and Tucker but of course the money plays.

  5. MBS

    My 100% accurate 26 man, lol, maybe not, but it’s what I’d do

    OF (4) Castellanos, Winker, Senzel, Shogo
    Infield (6) Votto, Moustakes, Suarez, Farmer, Gordon, Rodriguez
    Catchers (2) Barnhart, Stephenson
    Starters (5) Castillo, Gray, Mahle. Lorenzen, Antone
    Long men (3) Hoffman, De Leon, Finnegan
    Pen (6) Garrett, Sims, Doolittle, C. Perez, Bedrosian, Ramirez

  6. TR

    Nine hits, so far, with Castillo and Finnegan getting it done.