The Cincinnati Reds will hit the road this afternoon as they face off against the Chicago White Sox. First pitch is scheduled for 4:05pm ET. Radio broadcast and free internet tv broadcast via WhiteSox.com.
Reds (6-16-1) and White Sox (8-11-5) Lineups
|José De León
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 1360 WSAI AM. You can watch the game for free via WhiteSox.com.
Reds links and news
Max Schrock scratched from the lineup
First base was originally set to go to Max Schrock today, but he was scratched from the lineup and replaced by Nicky Delmonico.
The Day the Cincinnati Reds Defense Died
This morning Richard Fitch wrote about the defense, both past and present here on the digital pages of Redleg Nation. If you missed it you should be sure to check it out.
Sonny Gray and Shogo Akiyama to travel to Cincinnati
There was some question about whether Gray and Akiyama would remain in Arizona or head back to Cincinnati when camp broke. How things made the most sense wasn’t quite known because teams hadn’t been given the full details of the protocols yet. Today manager David Bell noted that the two players would come to Cincinnati, and that with Louisville serving as the Alternate Site in April, it could allow them to still get their work in when needed, and play in games or game-like situations to get ready to return.
Final: White Sox 9 – Reds 4
It wasn’t a good day for some of the pitching as the Reds dropped their 17th game of the spring.
José De León was cruising along until the 4th inning when he loaded the bases with two outs before being removed for Matt Pidich, who then allowed all three runs to score. De León came back out for the 5th inning, because this is spring training and that’s a rule this year, and things didn’t get better as he allowed three more runs before giving way to Hector Perez, who allowed a run of his own that made it 9-1. De León struck out 7 batters in 4.0 innings pitched while being charged with 7 earned runs. After that the bullpen got the job done. Art Warren walked two batters in his inning, but allowed no hits or runs. Carson Fulmer made his spring debut with a perfect inning that included a strikeout. Jesse Biddle threw a perfect 8th inning with a strikeout.
Kyle Farmer went 1-2 with 2 walks and a run scored. Jonathan India went 1-3 with a walk and a run scored. Nicky Delmonico went 1-3 with a walk and an RBI. Kyle Holder went 2-4 with an RBI and a run scored. Tyler Stephenson went 1-5, playing the entire game behind the plate. Cheslor Cuthbert got a pinch hitting appearance in the 7th inning and took advantage of it, clubbing a 2-run homer.
You can see the box score for the game right here.
The Reds will hit the road to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks at 4:10pm ET. Radio only broadcast.