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
|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:
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 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.