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, 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

Reds Padres
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:

Pitchers Infielders
Amir Garrett Alex Blandino
Cionel Pérez Nicky Delmonico
Lucas Sims Mike Freeman
Shane Carle Kyle Holder
Dauri Moreta Alejo Lopez
Bo Takahashi Max Schrock
Catchers Outfielders
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 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 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.

The Highlights

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.

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.

Tomorrow’s Game

Night game at 9:05pm ET with Tony Santillan getting the start for the Reds. Radio broadcast only.

17 Responses

  1. B-town fan

    Looks like the opening day lineup except Votto for Farmer and Castillo for Hoffman

    • Roger Garrett

      That exactly what we should see from here on out.No need to give guys,even those that make the roster as bench players,3 or 4 at bats in a game.Our starting position players need to ready coming out of the gate.We must have a good start and can’t fall behind early and it starts on opening day.Go Reds.

      • MuddyCleats

        Stephenson is a starting catcher; why can’t he play 1st base when not catching …..everyone else has…..???

  2. Roger Garrett

    I don’t know all of the Pads players but looking at their lineup today they are just so much better and yet they may not even stay close to the Dodgers this year.

  3. Roger Garrett

    Major league hitters on their team for sure.Just put it play and they are up 3-0.

  4. centerfield

    Nice to see Castellanos slow the pitcher down and then loft one out.

  5. Roger Garrett

    Castellanos is playing for a big contract next year and beyond.He is a really good hitter and I expect him to show last year was not who he really is at the plate.Its not just about the contract he is a good hitter and with power to all fields

  6. Roger Garrett

    Back to back slid innings by Hoffman and we are back in the game.Got to get Moose and Tucker going.Go Reds.

  7. Frankie Tomatoes

    Get home from work and find out we can watch the game for free? Made my night!

  8. Roger Garrett

    Both Nicks still doing what they have been doing all spring.Senzel with a walk and a hit.Needs to be in the lead off spot or closer to the other Nick in the order.

  9. Roger Garrett

    Well played game by both teams.Garrett is ready I beleive.Strikes out the side.

  10. Sliotar

    Padres broadcaster said, “Garrett … two innings in Spring Training, 6 strikeouts.”

    Let Doolittle be the LOOGY … at least until he is DFA’d.

    Seemingly, Garrett has had a closer’s attitude and swagger ever since he joined the Reds.

    • Roger Garrett

      Works for me.Would rather we move on from Doolittle and Strange right now but both made the roster from the get go it seems.Nothing against either one but one is a fly ball pitcher and pop ups go out in left at GABP.The other is just a Billy clone with a higher average and a little bit higher OBP.

  11. RedsGettingBetter

    207 / 5000
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    Tatis got hurt and was replaced by Ha-seong Kim. Kim could have clearly been the shortstop for the Reds and we’d be happy. what difference between both teams just considering that position

  12. lost11found

    Thanks for the link to the Foster interview.

    I met him briefly when we went to ST in 2015. He was selling autographed photos from his playing days as a fundraiser for his foundation.

    He was enjoyable to talk to and graciously agreed to a photo with my young sons.

    I can’t recommend a trip to Az for spring training enough to all here. It was fun to casually ‘rub elbows’ with Reds of past, present, and future all in one place. It’s a much different atmosphere than going to a season game and is something I’d like to do again.