The Cincinnati Reds will play host to the Texas Rangers tonight, with a scheduled first pitch for 9:05pm ET. Radio broadcast only.
Reds (6-15-1) and Rangers (11-8-3) Lineups
|1||Dee Strange-Gordon||2B||Leody Taveras||CF|
|2||Nick Castellanos||RF||Nate Lowe||1B|
|3||Mike Moustakas||3B||Joey Gallo||RF|
|4||Eugenio Suárez||SS||Rougned Odor||3B|
|5||Tucker Barnhart||C||Andy Ibanez||2B|
|6||Tyler Stephenson||DH||Jose Trevino||C|
|7||Tyler Naquin||CF||Charlie Culberson||SS|
|8||Aristides Aquino||LF||Delino DeShields||LF|
|9||Alex Blandino||1B||Anderson Tejeda||DH|
|10||Tony Santillan||SP||Hyeon-Jong Yang||SP|
Reserve players on today’s Reds roster:
|Cam Bedrosian||Nicky Delmonico|
|Jesse Biddle||Mike Freeman|
|Sean Doolittle||Jose Garcia|
|Edgar Garcia||Kyle Holder|
|Vladimir Gutierrez||Alejo Lopez|
|Sal Romano||Max Schrock|
|Dauri Moreta||Narciso Crook|
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.
Reds links and news
Reds get options for De León and Pérez, not Aquino
After a long wait of uncertainty, Major League Baseball teams found out for certain today which players would qualify for 4th options and which ones wouldn’t. For the Cincinnati Reds pitchers José De León and Cionel Pérez qualified for a 4th option (if used in 2021), while outfielder Aristides Aquino did not.
Joey Votto taking some swings
C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic is back in Goodyear and he got some video of Joey Votto taking some batting practice this evening.
— C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) March 24, 2021
Final: Rangers 6 – Reds 5
Cincinnati had a lead heading into the top of the 9th inning but saw it evaporate with two outs and two strikes as they lost their 16th of the spring. Good thing that there’s no correlation between spring training records and regular season records.
Tony Santillan struggled with his control on the day, walking two batters and allowing three earned runs in 1.2 innings as the starting pitcher on the night. Dauri Moreta came on for the final out of the 2nd inning. Prospect Vladimir Gutierrez came out for the next two innings and a lone walk was the only baserunner he allowed to go along with three strikeouts. Sean Doolittle kept his turn around going with a perfect inning of his own that included a strikeout. Sal Romano tossed a shutout inning in the 6th inning, working around a single and picking up a strikeout. In the 7th inning it was Cam Bedrosian keeping things going for the bullpen as he struck out all three hitters he faced in the inning. For the 8th inning it was Edgar Garcia with a hitless inning.
R.J. Alaniz took over for the 9th and struck out the first hitter he faced before allowing a bloop single and a walk to put the tying and go-ahead runs on the bases. A shallow fly out to center recorded the second out, but a 2-out double off of the center field wall put the Rangers ahead 5-4. Another hit followed, bringing in another run before a pop up ended the inning.
Eugenio Suárez hit his first homer of the spring, going 1-4 with 2 RBI. Dee Strange-Gordon went 2-3 with a double, a run scored, and he had an RBI. Nick Castellanos went 1-4. Tyler Stephenson went 2-2 with a run scored. Tyler Naquin went 2-4 with a double and a run scored. Aristides Aquino went 2-3 with a home run, walk, steal, and an RBI. Max Schrock went 1-2.
You can see the entire box score for the game right here.
Afternoon game for Cincinnati as they hit the road to take on the Chicago White Sox at 4:05pm ET. Radio broadcast only.