This afternoon the Cincinnati Reds hit the road to take on the Los Angeles Angels at 4:10pm ET. The game will be on the radio as well as on Fox Sports Ohio and MLB Network.
Reds (3-10-1) and Angels (7-5-2) Lineups
|1||Dee Strange-Gordon||SS||David Fletcher||2B|
|2||Jesse Winker||LF||Shohei Ohtani||DH|
|3||Tucker Barnhart||C||Mike Trout||CF|
|4||Kyle Farmer||DH||Anthony Rendon||3B|
|5||Jonathan India||2B||Justin Upton||LF|
|6||Tyler Naquin||RF||Albert Pujols||1B|
|7||Alex Blandino||1B||Anthony Bemboom||C|
|8||Mark Payton||CF||Dexter Fowler||RF|
|9||Kyle Holder||3B||José Iglesias||SS|
|10||Michael Lorenzen||SP||Alex Cobb||SP|
Reserve players on today’s Reds roster:
|Shane Carle||Cheslor Cuthbert|
|Edgar García||Nicky Delmonico|
|Josh Osich||Mike Freeman|
|CIonel Pérez||Jose Garcia|
|Matt Pidich||Alejo Lopez|
|Bo Takahashi||Narciso Crook|
|Art Warren||TJ Friedl|
|Rocky Gale||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 1360 WSAI AM. The game will also be available on Fox Sports Ohio and MLB Network.
Reds links and news
Shogo Akiyama will miss a few weeks
Prior to the game today David Bell said that Shogo Akiyama would miss a few weeks with his hamstring injury. That’s going to likely mean he’ll miss opening day unless he has a miraculous healing ability.
Wade Miley to start on Tuesday
Lefty Wade Miley is listed as the probable starter for Tuesday’s game against Colorado. He left his last outing with an injury, but is back on schedule.
MLB.com’s Reds Top 30 Prospect List
Jonathan Mayo has updated the Cincinnati Reds Top 30 Prospect List at MLB.com. Pitchers Nick Lodolo and Hunter Greene headline the list, which features the same six guys at the top as all of the other national publications do – just in a slightly different order.
Final: Reds 7 – Angels 3
Cincinnati picked up their 4th win of the spring behind good pitching and timely hitting on Monday afternoon.
On the mound we saw Michael Lorenzen make another start, this time giving up two solo home runs in 3.2 innings while walking one and striking out three batters. Bo Takahashi recorded the final out of the 4th inning, facing just one batter on the day. Noé Ramirez threw a perfect 5th inning with two strikeouts. Cionel Pérez threw a perfect inning when he took over in the 6th. Art Warren made one mistake and Jo Adell hit it to the moon for a solo homer, but Warren struck out two batters in the inning with only that ball to the moon going against him. Josh Osich struck out two batters in a perfect 8th inning. Shane Carle came out for the 9th inning and got a 1-2-3 inning with a strikeout to seal the Reds victory.
The Reds offense got things going this afternoon. Jesse Winker went 1-3 with a walk, double, run scored, and 2 RBI. Tucker Barnhart went 1-3 with a walk, run, and an RBI. Jonathan India drove in the first run of the day for Cincinnati with a bloop single, going 1-3 on the day. Mark Payton got the start in center and took advantage of it, going 2-3 with a double, 2 runs, and he had 2 RBI. Both Kyle Holder and Kyle Farmer went 1-3 with a single. No back up player had more than one at-bat and none of them reached base.
You can see the entire box score for the game here.
The Reds host the Rockies at 9:05pm ET. Radio broadcast only.
In a year where pitching depth is going to be so critical. Add to that his performance this Spring and the versatility/weapon he COULD be out of bullpen….can we stop the Lorenzen-as-starter experiment now? Love the guy, but his role is not in starting rotation.
Then pick from the group of Miley:De Leon etc
I’m with you on Mike L., but unfortunately, Gray and Antone are having injury tweaks that may force the to use ML. Just bet the over when he pitches.
Understand injuries are gonna happen. My point is, of all seasons, this the year that Lorenzen can be a true weapon with his ability to both go long or even be a setup man. Seems the wrong time to try to make him a starter.
Iglesias with 2 hits and a great fielding play. Enough said.
Ohtani takes Lorenzen deep twice.
Despite the negative comments, when I checked the game thread, the Reds were leading 7-3. It would be a pleasant surprise to one day read game thread comments and see balance.
People were writing off India after one game, but his light is shining brighter. Nobody had anything good to say about Blandino, yet his bat is a bright spot thus far. Criticism of pitching pickups were met with a loud chorus of ‘meh’, yet C. Perez, among others, has been a bright spot.
Give credit where credit is due.
Agree Doc…and still? Lorenzen to the bullpen is best for the 162
I believe Lorenzen’s SP ship has sailed, especially given the number of SP possibilities who have actually been SP. wasn’t Lorenzen a closer and a regular CF in college? When has he ever been a regular rotation guy?
Thought that was their most solid game of the spring. They played defense, pitched well and hit for a change. With 2+ weeks to go it is time to see things tighten up. Maybe some of the recent injuries and sickness has lit a fire under a couple guys whose bubble was dropping.
Never been a Lorenzen fan, but feel 7th or 8th inning bullpen guy is his role and he does it fairly well.
I agree. Solid play. However, I have little confidence in Dee Strange-Gorden, defensively or offensively. One miscue today from the 2nd base side, on a shift from SS, with a weak throw on top of it. I thought he missed covering 2nd on a double by Iglesias and then again on a pick-off. Bat looks week. I’d rather a no-bat guy like Holder who can play defense.
My concern about spring training, now over halfway over, is the relative imbalance between innings played or pitched by people who are generally considered to be 26 man roster locks/likelies, and all of the rest of the 75 or so people who started camp. It seems a certainty to me that management should have a pretty good idea which of the 75 were roster locks, which small handful were strong possibilities, a couple of fingers full who were remote possibles, and everybody else.
It’s my impression that the Reds have not been prepared coming out of spring training for the season to start for a number of years. They have recently been heavy losers early, and unsuccessful at battling back, the weird covid 2020 season excepted. This spring I am seeing, it seems to me, even more players I’ve never heard of logging the lion’s share of the innings. Over halfway through spring training I don’t believe we have a starter pitcher who has even logged 9 innings, and some of our ‘lock’ relievers have yet to toe the rubber.
I know in olden days there were elite closers who stated they only needed 5 or 6 innings in the spring to be ready, but I don’t know that I’ve seen that work for the Reds. I have previously questioned the Reds training staff given the number of injuries. This spring looks even more worrisome.
I very much agree with your comment about spring training that in recent years has been a harbinger of things to come after Opening Day where the Reds, usually offensively, get behind in the standings and are unable to compete as the season goes on. I think having too many ‘farm hands’ invited to spring training dilutes the needed preparation of the regulars and those known by management to be ready for the big Club. I don’t remember that being the case in the years of the BRM and before.
Michael wants and thinks he deserves to start. I think he will be disgruntled in the bullpen. Seems like his short work was his worse
So, do they make the decision based on what is best for the team, or what Michael wants, if those are not mutually in synch. They did what was best for the team regarding Iglesius, he didn’t like it, he’s gone a year later, which is as it should be. It is a team game. If that happens with Lorenzen, so be it. I didn’t like playing SS on our resident’s team, nor did I have the arm for it, but it was best for the team. Of course, my pay was seven figures less than Lorenzen’s…all seven figures were as low as they could go!