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
|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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.