This afternoon the Cincinnati Reds hit the road to take on the Chicago Cubs at 4:05pm ET.

Reds (6-12-1) and Cubs (11-5-3) Lineups

Reds Cubs
1 Max Schrock 1B Eric Sogard SS
2 Jesse Winker LF Jake Marisnick CF
3 Nick Senzel CF Anthony Rizzo 1B
4 Tyler Stephenson C David Bote 3B
5 Kyle Farmer SS Jason Heyward RF
6 Jonathan India 2B Nico Hoerner 2B
7 Tyler Naquin RF Cameron Maybin LF
8 Kyle Holder 3B P.J. Higgins C
9 Tyler Mahle SP Alec Mills SP
10 No DH No DH

Reserve players on today’s Reds roster:

Pitchers Infielders
Jesse Biddle Alex Blandino
Sean Doolittle Cheslor Cuthbert
Brandon Finnegan Nicky Delmonico
Cionel Pérez Mike Freeman
Sal Romano Alejo Lopez
Shane Carle Errol Robinson
Matt Pidich Alfredo Rodriguez
Bo Takahashi Outfielders
Catchers Aristides Aquino
Rocky Gale Narciso Crook
Mark Kolozsvary 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. The game will also be available live on MLBtv if you have that service. MLB Network will have the game on “tape delay”, airing the game at midnight tonight.

Reds links and news

Joey Votto is back in camp

The Reds first baseman returned to camp today after missing the last two weeks. He’s still on the injured list, but he is eligible to play in spring training games while there.

Reds make more roster cuts

Sunday afternoon the team optioned right-handed pitchers Héctor Pérez and Art Warren, catcher Deivy Grullón, infielder Jose Garcia, and outfielder Scott Heineman to Triple-A Louisville. Non-roster invitee Cheslor Cuthbert was also reassigned to minor league camp. There are now 42 players in big league camp.

Hunter Greene hits 104 MPH twice on Saturday

Saturday on the Cincinnati Reds backfields Hunter Greene went to the next level, hitting 104 MPH twice with a fastball in a game. Both pitches went for strikes for those of you who don’t know how to have fun and wanted to make a comment about that aspect of it rather than just be impressed by 104 freaking miles per hour.

Lorenzen, Antone ok after injury scares

Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that both Michael Lorenzen and Tejay Antone are ok after exiting their throwing sessions earlier than planned on Saturday. Antone threw a bullpen session and had some hip flexor irritation, while Lorenzen had a slight shoulder strain in a “B” game. General Manager Nick Krall said he hopes both will be ready for Opening Day.

Final: Cubs 11 – Reds 6

Home runs got the best of the Reds pitching staff on the day as the Cubs connected for four of them on the afternoon.

The Highlights

The longball got the best of Tyler Mahle on Sunday afternoon as three of the four hits he allowed in 3.2 innings went over the fence, accounting for five earned runs against him while he walked a batter to go along with three strikeouts. Sean Doolittle came out for the final out of the 4th inning and he returned for the 5th, firing off 1.1 perfect innings of relief with two strikeouts and looking good while doing it. Jesse Biddle was charged with two earned in an inning of work. Cionel Pérez was charged with an unearned run with a walk and a strikeout in the 7th inning. Sal Romano struggled in the 8th, sort of. Aristides Aquino lost a ball in the sun, leading to a hit that shouldn’t have been – but you know how it goes with the “he didn’t touch the ball” rule on errors/non-errors. That helped lead to three runs being charged against Romano while he picked up two strikeouts in the inning.

Nick Senzel went 1-4 with a run scored. Kyle Farmer had a big day at the plate going 3-3 with a home run, double, two runs scored, three runs driven in, and he was also hit by a pitch. Tyler Stephenson went 1-3 with a walk and two runs scored. Max Schrock went 1-5 with a double. Jonathan India went 1-2. Tyler Naquin went 1-3 with a walk. Kyle Holder went 1-4 with an RBI. Alejo Lopez and Rocky Gale both went 1-1.

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

Next Reds Game

Monday is an off day for the Cincinnati Reds. They’ll return to the field on Tuesday afternoon against the San Diego Padres.

11 Responses

  1. CFD3000

    All that news is good!

    Is it my imagination or have the Reds stolen home at a ridiculous rate this spring? I haven’t watched or listened to any games but I’ve seen SB, Home several times in the box score, including today by India. Is that right? Double steals, or…?

    • Doug Gray

      All have been on double steals, yes.

  2. LDS

    It’s only ST but Reds pitchers are still giving up HRs at an unacceptable rate. On the other hand, they are scoring better without hitting HRs themselves. Should be an interesting first month.

  3. Rednat

    i hope the aggressive baserunning continues during the regular season. more excitement is definitely needed at gabp!

  4. Andy

    The Reds are now 6-14
    I know I know spring training record stats blah blah don’t count

    You know what counts, game 1-30 of the mlb season and if any history is an indicator the reds have sucked the biggest suck to ever suck coming out of the gates

    Team has another 8 days to get it together and get this year off right. Win some games this week

    • TR

      The starting pitcher getting out of the first inning without being scored on, and a team ending the first month of the season with a record of .500 plus are symbols of winning a game and a winning season. Getting a good start out of the gate is important.

    • Roger Garrett

      Reds already knew most of those who would be on the opening roster prior to spring training barring injury.Now that has changed a little with some injuries but even at that its time to play the regulars to get them ready to go out of the gate.Reds have a losing culture and more then once we have discussed even if they know how to win.Tired of seeing Strange in center then at short.Lets get ready to play ball and to heck with this getting everybody some at bats and keeping every fresh.Bell will give us plenty of that very soon I am afraid.

  5. Bill J

    Doug, a couple of questions, read an article about Jacob Hurtubise, can you tell us about his spring & who was the last 1st baseman to hit leadoff regularly.

    • Doug Gray

      No, I can’t tell you about his spring, Bill. Sorry. He’s not in camp yet – he’ll be reporting with the minor league guys in April when minor league camp begins.

      As for the leadoff first baseman question – it’s a good one, but one I don’t have an answer to.

  6. SultanofSwaff

    Mahle’s going to be fine, but he’s my #4 starter behind Gray, Castillo, and Antone.