This afternoon the Cincinnati Reds will host the San Diego Padres at Goodyear Ballpark with first pitch scheduled for 4:05pm ET. Radio broadcast only – 700 WLW. The game is scheduled as a 9-inning contest, as all games will be moving forward unless agreed upon by the managers. Innings can no longer be “rolled”, either.

Reds (3-9-1) and Padres (5-8) Lineups

Reds Padres
1 Jesse Winker DH Tommy Pham LF
2 Nick Castellanos RF Jake Cronenworth 1B
3 Mike Moustakas 2B Ha-seong Kim 3B
4 Eugenio Suárez 3B Nick Tanielu DH
5 Nick Senzel CF Victor Caratini C
6 Aristides Aquino LF CJ Abrams SS
7 Tyler Stephenson C Pedro Florimón 2B
8 Kyle Farmer SS Jorge Mateo RF
9 Scott Heineman 1B Tucupita Marcano CF
10 Tejay Antone SP Yu Darvish SP

Reserve players on today’s Reds roster:

Pitchers Infielders
Graham Ashcraft Cheslor Cuthbert
Cam Bedrosian Mike Freeman
Jesse Biddle Jose Garcia
Nick Lodolo Kyle Holder
Héctor Pérez Alejo Lopez
Lyon Richardson Alfredo Rodriguez
Sal Romano Outfielders
Reiver Sanmartin Narciso Crook
Catchers Nicky Delmonico
Deivy Grullón TJ Friedl
Chris Okey Dwight Smith Jr.

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

Sean Doolittle’s Velocity jumped up

Last night saw Sean Doolittle throw more than a few pitches that were faster than any single pitch he threw during the 2020 season. Tucker Barnhart noted that the fastball had a different gear, and more movement last night.

Sean Doolittle’s fastball had a different gear for the Reds on Saturday

Not a ton of news and notes for the day.

Sonny Gray to miss some time

The Reds Ace, or one of them at least, was scratched from throwing today. He’s had back spasms. He also had an MRI to check things out on Saturday. He’ll be a week behind as things stand right now. We’ll have more on this in a separate post shortly.

The Reds have claimed Carson Fulmer

Just before 3:30pm Cincinnati picked up right-handed pitcher Carson Fulmer. He was the 8th overall pick in the 2015 draft, but has been designated for assignment by the White Sox, Tigers, Pirates, Orioles, and the Pirates again since July of 2020.

Final: Padres 10 – Reds 4

Things did not go well for Cincinnati in multiple ways in the Reds loss on Sunday afternoon in Goodyear.

The Highlights

Not a highlight, but noteworthy: Tejay Antone left the game between the 3rd and 4th inning as he was warming up. He tweaked his hamstring while warming up on the mound prior to the 4th inning. After the game he said he’s good and that he believes he will make his next start. Antone was charged with three unearned runs and one earned run in 2.2 innings with three walks and five strikeouts. Sal Romano threw 1.1 shutout innings of relief with a strikeout. Nick Lodolo allowed a run in the 9th inning on three hits while striking out two batters.

Nick Castellanos went 2-3 with a double, triple, and he scored two runs. Nick Senzel went 1-3 with an RBI. Kyle Farmer went 1-3 with a double. TJ Friedl was the only backup to get a hit on the day. He doubled and scored a run in the 9th inning.

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

19 Responses

  1. west larry

    This looks like Bell’s starting lineup – except Votto.

  2. LDS

    Carson Fulmer? Johnson know something the rest of the league doesn’t? Gray with back spasms? Guess Castillo pulls opening day. Hopefully, Gray is back soon.

    • DaveCT

      DJ coached Fullmer at Vanderbilt, didn’t he?

      • LDS

        No, DJ left V in 2012. Fulmer was a freshman in 2013. But, DJ could have been part of the recruiting, kept up after he left, etc. So we’ll see.

  3. Roger Garrett

    Walks and errors and 4 runs for them on 3 hits.Little league at its best.I wish I could say it will get better but I just don’t see it happening.

    • LDS

      I think we all know that the Reds can’t hang with SD. At least, not over the course of the season. It’s ST. Let’s just pretend it all gets better when the season starts.

      • Roger Garrett

        I hope you are right.Another walk and then a home run and its against their subs pretty much and we are playing a lot of starters.The gap even in the spring is wide isn’t it.

  4. JG

    I WAS looking forward to 2021 after the lousy winter but…

  5. Roger Garrett

    Today would have been a good day to go only 7 innings.Fight at the bat rack in the Pads dugout.

  6. Frostgiant

    I know it is not wise to put stock in spring training but looking at the box scores it seems the Reds bats are picking up where they left off. Not promising.

  7. VaRedsFan

    Wow…just as Antone was breaking out. Hopefully, very minor tweak.

    Trainer on the hotseat already?

  8. Roger Garrett

    I only follow the Reds but why all the hamstring problems?I realize things can happen but don’t the players of today take better care of their bodies then guys in the past?I will assume they have everything and everybody at their disposal in the off season to get ready and they certainly do when they get to camp.Surely hope we can get beyond this and guys can get healthy.Reds aren’t playing very well and I don’t know how the teams are doing in Florida but in Arizona we are 7 or 8 games behind after winning only 3 games out of 14.Time to turn it up a notch.Our starters got for the most part 3 at bats today and only got 4 hits and we will face better pitching when the season starts for sure.

  9. GreatRedLegsFan

    Certainly, not a promising ST. Pitching may be better during regular season but I don’t see that happening in the offensive side. Unless Castellanos, Suarez and Moustakas all have an extraordinary season at the plate, the poor hitting trend will continue.

  10. Steven Ross

    ST means nothing but why do I get the feeling once the season starts, the Reds still won’t hit.

    • Grand Salami

      Excluding Senzel, about 120 AB (not plate appearances) for projected starters (both catchers) so far this ST and 2 HR to show for it. It’s a little nerve wracking but there is still plenty of time.

      Another 7-8 days without improvement in those numbers will spell trouble.

  11. Grand Salami

    I tuned in for about half the game. By the 6th Brantley was letting the offense have it. He was saying, practice aside there comes a point when everyone needs be playing for a little bit of pride.

    I only note this bc a refrain last season was this teams lack of fire (starting with the manager.). Hopefully this doesn’t repeat itself.

    • MuddyCleats

      Agree, a lot of the guys seem too comfortable win or lose. I really miss SS Iglesias; he seemed to bring a good blend of intensity and energy

    • Roger Garrett

      Its a losing culture in Cincy and will not change unless the leadership changes in the front office,in the dugout and on the field.Team is use to losing and they don’t much care how it happens.You can talk all day long about leadership but one or two players and a change at manager will not make a difference because they are out numbered by those who refuse to go along.Bauer called people out and Moose is supposedly one of those who is defined as a leader but there are 24 other players that just wont’ go along.Why because they don’t have to.They have never been held accountable and are not in anyway fearful of losing their job.We already know who is going to make this team and we already who will play and who will set.This group will continue to do what they have already done.Their I don’t much care attitude about fielding and hitting and lack of the basic fundamentals is on display daily and has been for years.Brantley will call them out and Bell and the players will say well I am feeling better and I know the work I put in and well I am really close to turning things around.Then they go out and continue to play like little leaguers.