Tonight will have the Cincinnati Reds hosting the Colorado Rockies at 9:05pm ET. The game is not on television, but it will be available on the radio.

Reds (4-10-1) and Rockies (7-7-1) Lineups

Reds Rockies
1 Dee Strange-Gordon DH Garrett Hampson 2B
2 Nick Castellanos RF Ryan McMahon 3B
3 Mike Moustakas 3B Elias Díaz C
4 Eugenio Suárez SS Greg Bird DH
5 Nick Senzel CF Sam Hilliard CF
6 Jonathan India 2B Colton Welker 1B
7 Tyler Stephenson C Yonathan Daza RF
8 Kyle Farmer 1B Connor Joe LF
9 Aristides Aquino LF Alan Trejo SS
10 Wade Miley SP Chi Chi González SP

Reserve players on today’s Reds roster:

Pitchers Infielders
Cam Bedrosian Alex Blandino
Sean Doolittle Cheslor Cuthbert
Brandon Finnegan Nicky Delmonico
Edgar García Mike Freeman
Héctor Pérez Kyle Holder
Vladimir Gutierrez Alejo Lopez
Dauri Moreta Outfielders
Reiver Sanmartin Narciso Crook
Braden Shipley Scott Heineman
Catchers Tyler Naquin
Deivy Grullón Mark Payton
Chuckie Robinson

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. No television broadcast.

Reds links and news

Eugenio Suárez on shortstop, and a few other things from this afternoon

Adam Dunn on The Jim Day Podcast

In the latest episode of The Jim Day Podcast, Day is joined by Adam Dunn to talk about a lot of baseball things, including why he wants to punch Sean Casey directly in the face. It’s 52 minutes of fun listening for your drive to and from work, that run/walk you go on each day, or just your background noise at your work-from-home office. Check it out.

Final: Rockies 11 – Reds

Cincinnati lost their 11th game of the spring as the Rockies beat up on a few of the Reds pitchers on Tuesday night.

The Highlights

Well, there weren’t very many highlights in this game. Wade Miley allowed four earned runs in 3.0 innings. Brandon Finnegan allowed three earned runs and an unearned run without making it out of the inning. Sean Doolittle allowed three runs and allowed five base runners in his inning of work. Braden Shiply, Cam Bedrosian, and Héctor Pérez all tossed a shutout inning of relief. Vladimir Gutierrez picked up two strikeouts in the top of the 9th while throwing a perfect frame.

The big story of the night was that Eugenio Suárez got the start at shortstop. And he was charged with an error, though I’m not so sure he should have been. He didn’t come up clean with the ball, but from the only angle we’ve got of the play it seems that even if he had there was no reason to think he was getting the runner at first. For some actual highlights, though, look no further than Nick Castellanos, who continues to swing a hot bat, going 2-3 with an RBI. Nick Senzel went 1-3 with a run scored, and he also made two strong plays in the field. Jonathan India, who the Reds may be trying to clear a spot on the infield for, went 1-2 with a walk. Kyle Farmer started at first base and went 1-3. Aristides Aquino went 1-2 with a bases loaded walk. Nicky Delmonico went 1-1 with a double and 2 RBI. Tyler Naquin, Mark Payton, and Alex Blandino all homered – with Blandino’s being an absolute moonshot that went over the scoreboard in the 9th inning.

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

Tomorrow’s Game

Another night game. 9:05pm ET against Cleveland with Luis Castillo on the mound. MLB Network will have the game, but it will be on “tape delay” (they aren’t using tape anymore).

37 Responses

  1. Roger Garrett

    Strange as the DH and Farmer at first base tonight.Bell just loves this kind of stuff.

  2. Roger Garrett

    BOOM and we are down 3-0.Got to love the name Connor Joe.

      • Roger Garrett

        I did not know that or if I did I forgot it.Great name still.

      • Doug Gray

        He was a Rule 5 pick in December 2018. Reds traded him in March of 2019. So he only played in some spring training games for the Reds.

  3. Jon

    Wade Miley’s already in mid-season form.

  4. Roger Garrett

    Moose needs to hit it to somebody other then the pitcher.

  5. Roger Garrett

    Who made the error for the Reds?

    • Doug Gray

      Geno. But honestly, seeing the play….. I’m surprised it was called an error (so was Thrall on the radio call)

      • Grand Salami

        Can’t wait for a full report tomorrow Doug! Geno at SS is the best thing this ST. I hope it sticks and he plays well enough. Someone mentioned moving Moose back to 3rd and a defensive combo of India/Blandino doesn’t leave the infield unit much weaker, if any at all!

        I’ll say it now. I don’t think Miley has anything left in the tank.

  6. Roger Garrett

    This game got really ugly in a hurry so its nighty night for me.

    • Cubano

      I appreciate your veteran perspective here. as well as how well you know baseball and our Reds. Even though we share many of the same perspectives, the way you express yourself on here is so negative. I hope the team will crush, and you can feel some baseball joy, baseball fun, Roger! Cheers to you.

      • Cubano

        The baseball does stink tonight. I may have picked the wrong night to make this comment, and I apologize

      • DaveCT

        It’s pretty discouraging. AAA.

        PS. I have recently myself souring on the ML club, and just waiting to follow the minors again.

        I’d like to see Dee Strange-Gorden released. I’m 50-50 on Holder, as he sure looks like a no-hit infielder.

  7. Cubano

    Miley, Finnegan, Doolittle struggling hard.

    • Rut

      ^ Sounds like a bad day for an Irish law firm there

      • Cubano

        St Paddy’s Eve no less

        You make a great point

    • MuddyCleats

      Only listened to game briefly. Brantly mentioned Miley did very well for a stretch and then the wheels seem to come off?? I agree it looks like he is done, but maybe it’s just an endurance thing THIS ST ?? Perhaps he can regain the form he had in Houston in 2019 ? He was lights out for the majority of that season……….

  8. SteveO

    Hoping the Reds stick with Suarez at SS. Would love to see an opening day lineup of Senzel(CF), JV(1B), Castellanos(RF), Moose(3B), Suarez(SS), Winker(LF), India(2B), Barnhart(C), P. Bench of Stephenson, Farmer, Blandino, Payton and Heineman. Holder sent back to Yankees with India taking his spot on the 40 man roster.

    • DaveCT

      Given making the switch, who has the most range at 3B, Moose, India, or Senzel? A higher octane 3B can make up for a would-be SS. IE, India or Blandino at 3B and Moose at 2B. Or Senzel. Then figure the rest out around him.

      • Gonzo Reds

        India played 3B at Florida. I’d prefer him at 3B and Moose at 2B if both playing but we’ll see how it ends up.

    • MuddyCleats

      Why Heineman? He’s 28 and has little to no ML success to speak of. Payton is 29 and likewise has no record of any ML success. I think the Reds could and should strive to do better than that.

      • Jimbo44CN

        Exactly MC, remember last year when Payton came up and started a few games, not so good. This is Spring Training, not regular season. I would stick with Winker, Aquino, Senzel and Castellanos in the outfield.

  9. GreatRedLegsFan

    On the good side, it looks like Payton, India and Blandino all have made a strong push into the OD roster. On the bad side, Doolittle, Gordon and Holder all should be in their way out.

  10. RedsGettingBetter

    The ghost of Finnegan’s inconsistency arised

  11. Hotto4Votto

    I know it’s ST and the stats don’t matter much, but Doolittle has been terrible this spring. Hopefully he’s just working on specific stuff and this isn’t a harbinger of the end for him.

    • VaRedsFan

      So you mean the Mike Lorenzen approach?

      • Hotto4Votto

        I think a lot of pitchers do this during ST. Focus on throwing specific pitches more on specific days to try to hone all their pitches by the time the season starts. Otherwise pitching as they would during the season would leave little time for secondary/offspeed pitches as wouldn’t be worked on as much against live hitting as most pitchers are FB reliant the first time through the order.

    • Jimbo44CN

      He looks very hittable in the two times I have watched him. Just not enough left in the tank it appears. Hope I am wrong.

  12. Roger Garrett

    At Cubano,
    No need to apologize cause I am negative at times for sure but I am a realist by nature so I tend to call them like I see them and sometimes I am wrong.You are right the game did stink tonight.The 3 lefties stunk up the place.Strange,Moose and Eugenio went like 0-10 and Eugenio was credited with 2 errors.The good thing is the minor league pitchers and hitters brought us back to make the game respectable.Its one game and its in the spring but the guys that stunk it up probably make the team or at least 4 of the 6 do.

    • Tomn

      2 errors? I thought EUgenio only made one and even that was in dispute as he probably wouldn’t have gotten the runner anyway. Oh well. Hate seeing Finnegan get hammered after a promising first outing. Hope he gets it together and keeps it together.

      • Grand Salami

        You are correct. Perhaps Roger is misreading the box which lists two total errors credited to Geno in the ST season.

        The team needs a shake up that will push these guys. Bell is managing for his job so let’s see him squeeze the talent out of this team.

        Preventing a combination of Farmer/Gordon/Blandino as an everyday fixture in the lineup is a HUGE step in the right direction.

      • Roger Garrett

        My mistake and Grand Salami is exactly right I was reading the box and saw 2 an didn’t realize it was for the spring.

  13. Eric

    I absolutely love blandino and farmer…….as the utility guys they are. If moving geno to SS gets them back in this role in all for it…I know the last time geno played short he had a few errant throws, his footwork is sometimes amiss and he doesn’t have the typical range most SS have…but with a little work he should be adequate enough to get the job done, especially in this day and age of three true outcomes station to station ball, defensive shifts. It’s not the same game we played 30 years ago. The days of ozzie smith dave concepcion are gone. Defensive metrics are still not very reliable, and I just don’t think what we lose defensively is even close to what we gain by not he having a black hole in lineup.

  14. Headed home

    I have been very down on Suarez, but give him a lot of credit for trying SS if it will improve the team. Unselfish and not all stars would do it.