Tonight the Cincinnati Reds will host the Oakland Athletics at Goodyear Ballpark with first pitch scheduled for 8:05pm ET. Radio broadcast only – 700 WLW. The game is scheduled as a 7-inning contest.
Reds (3-8-1) and Athletics (6-5-1) Lineups
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. There is no broadcast on the television side.
Reds links and news
Injury updates on Max Schrock and Wade Miley
While manager David Bell didn’t get specific on either player’s injury, he said that reports on both were positive news today.
Final: Athletics 5 – Reds 2
Cincinnati couldn’t get much offense going on the night, and the pitching had some struggles at times, too. The result? A loss.
Jeff Hoffman allowed 3 runs in 3.0 innings, though that isn’t entirely true because one inning was a “rolled” inning. He walked two, allowed a homer, hit a batter, and he struck out four. Sean Doolittle allowed a run in an inning on a hit and a walk while striking out two. Braden Shipley tossed a perfect inning in the 5th. Josh Osich came out for the 6th inning and after two quick outs allowed a run to come in after a walk and a double. Matt Pidich came on for the final inning and threw a perfect frame with a strikeout.
Among the starters, only two players reached base. Nick Castellanos walked and singled in a run. Aristides Aquino went 1-2 with a single. Among the backups on the day it was Mark Payton making himself known. The oufielder took over for Castellanos and after jumping ahead 2-0 in the count he obliterated a baseball onto the roof deck in right field for a solo home run – his first of the spring.
Shogo Akiyama exited the game with a left hamstring injury.
You can see the entire box score for the game here.
The Reds take on San Diego and Yu Darvish in a shceduled 9-inning game at 4:05pm ET. Radio only.