This afternoon the Cincinnati Reds hit the road to take on the San Diego Padres in a 4:10pm ET tilt. The Padres announced today that they would be doing a live broadcast of the game at Padres.com, so you can head there at game time and watch it (with the Padres radio call). You can also listen to the game on 1360 WSAI in Cincinnati.
Reds (6-14-1) and Padres (8-11-2) Lineups
|1||Jesse Winker||LF||Tommy Pham||CF|
|2||Nick Castellanos||RF||Jake Cronenworth||2B|
|3||Mike Moustakas||3B||Fernando Tatis Jr.||SS|
|4||Eugenio Suárez||SS||Manny Machado||3B|
|5||Tucker Barnhart||C||Eric Hosmer||1B|
|6||Nick Senzel||CF||Wil Myers||RF|
|7||Kyle Farmer||1B||Victor Caratini||C|
|8||Jonathan India||2B||Jurickson Profar||LF|
|9||Jeff Hoffman||SP||MacKenzie Gore||SP|
Reserve players on today’s Reds roster:
|Amir Garrett||Alex Blandino|
|Cionel Pérez||Nicky Delmonico|
|Lucas Sims||Mike Freeman|
|Shane Carle||Kyle Holder|
|Dauri Moreta||Alejo Lopez|
|Bo Takahashi||Max Schrock|
|Chuckie Robinson||Aristides Aquino|
|Tyler Stephenson||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 1360 WSAI AM. As noted above, there’s not a television option, but you can stream video via Padres.com today.
Reds links and news
The Reds sign Heath Hembree
Late on Monday night the Cincinnati Reds announced that they had signed right-handed reliever Heath Hembree to a minor league deal with an invite to big league spring training. The 2020 season was rough for Heath Hembree, but from 2013-2019 he was a quality big league reliever.
This puts the Reds officially at 43 players in big league camp, but that number doesn’t include Joey Votto – who is there and eligible to play in games, but is still on the injured list.
The Jim Day Podcast with George Foster
On this week’s episode of The Jim Day Podcast, Day sits down and talks with the only Cincinnati Red to ever hit 50 home runs in a single season, George Foster. You can listen to the episode here, or find the podcast on your favorite app you use to listen to digital records.
Reds prospect Jacob Hurtubise embracing a unique path
Jon Paul Morosi of MLB.com wrote an article on Monday about Cincinnati Reds prospect Jacob Hurtubise, who graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point last June and was then signed as a free agent following the draft. Hurtubise, who is arguably the fastest player in the entire organization, didn’t get to play in 2020 with no minor league season. He’ll make his professional debut this year when the minor league season begins. He’s the first baseball player that was granted a waiver to professional athletes to delay his active duty requirement by a policy that was enacted in 2019. You can read the whole article at this link.
Final: Padres 5 – Reds 4
After a tough first inning, the Reds pitching was strong throughout the day. Nick Castellanos remained on fire, but a baserunning blunder may have halted a comeback in the 9th.
Jeff Hoffman struggled in the 1st inning, allowing four singles that led to three earned runs. But after that he tossed four hitless innings with a walk that saw the runner erased on a strike-him-out-throw-him-out in the 5th inning. Hoffman also picked up three strikeouts in his five innings. Amir Garrett followed and he picked up exactly where he left off in his first outing – by striking out all three batters he faced. He’s now 6-for-6 in batters faced/strikeouts this spring. Lucas Sims made his spring debut by pitching the 7th inning and the righty got the first two hitters out that he saw, but then he gave up back-to-back singles follow by a double that brought in two runs before getting a fly out to end the inning. Cionel Pérez tossed a shutout 8th inning.
Nick Castellanos remained hotter than the sun as he crushed a 2-run home run into the left-center field berm area.
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) March 23, 2021
Jesse Winker went 1-3 with a run and an RBI. Nick Senzel went 1-2 with a walk. Jonathan India went 1-4 with a double and also had two nice plays at second base on the defensive side of things. Kyle Holder went 1-1. Max Schrock went 1-2. Aristides Aquino doubled in a run with two outs in the 9th, but he was thrown out trying to advance to third when the throw from the outfielder got away – and that play ended the game.
You can see the box score for the game right here.
Night game at 9:05pm ET with Tony Santillan getting the start for the Reds. Radio broadcast only.