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

Reds Athletics
1 Shogo Akiyama CF Vimael Machín 3B
2 Nick Castellanos RF Ramón Laureano CF
3 Mike Moustakas 2B Seth Brown 1B
4 Eugenio Suárez 3B Chad Pinder SS
5 Tucker Barnhart C Luis Barrera LF
6 Alex Blandino SS Skye Bolt RF
7 Aristides Aquino LF Austin Allen C
8 Nicky Delmonico 1B Pete Kozma 2B
9 Scott Heineman DH Greg Deichmann DH
10 Jeff Hoffman SP Sean Manaea SP

Reserve players on today’s Reds roster:

Pitchers Infielders
Sean Doolittle Cheslor Cuthbert
Josh Osich Mike Freeman
Braden Shipley Jose Garcia
Dauri Moreta Kyle Holder
Matt Pidich Jonathan India
Tony Santillan Alejo Lopez
Catchers Outfielders
Rocky Gale TJ Friedl
Chuckie Robinson Tyler Naquin
Mark Payton

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.

The Highlights

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.

Tomorrow’s game

The Reds take on San Diego and Yu Darvish in a shceduled 9-inning game at 4:05pm ET. Radio only.

8 Responses

  1. Stock

    Confused me at first. You have Mariners above the A’s lineup. I was looking at some of the players and thought there was a major trade.

  2. larry

    Doug – you may want to list the athletics instead of mariners over the ” lineups”.

    • Doug Gray

      Copy and paste the table will get ya EVERY TIME. Fixing it now…. you know, in the 4th inning lol.

  3. Roger Garrett

    How many runs tonight?Do we score more then 3?

  4. Matthew ONeal

    Where do you think Pidich starts this year, and does he have the stuff to reach the majors eventually? He’s looked good this spring, and no experience above low A.

  5. Hotto4Votto

    If Shogo ends up missing time I hope Payton replaces him. Since he’s a LH OF that lines up well as a replacement. He’s looked pretty solid this spring. Bummer though that the ol’ hammy issue has popped up twice for the Reds this past week.