Joey Votto is playing in back-to-back games as the Cincinnati Reds host the Chicago Cubs tonight in Goodyear. First pitch is scheduled for 9:05pm ET. Radio broadcast only.
Reds (7-17-1) and Cubs (13-8-4) Lineups
|1||Eric Sogard||LF||Jesse Winker||LF|
|2||Willson Contreras||C||Nick Castellanos||RF|
|3||Anthony Rizzo||1B||Joey Votto||1B|
|4||Kris Bryant||3B||Eugenio Suárez||SS|
|5||Javier Báez||SS||Mike Moustakas||3B|
|6||David Bote||2B||Aristides Aquino||CF|
|7||Jake Marisnick||CF||Tucker Barnhart||C|
|8||Rafael Ortega||RF||Jonathan India||2B|
|9||Nico Hoerner||DH||Luis Castillo||SP|
|10||Shelby Miller||SP||No DH|
Reserve players on today’s Reds roster:
|Shane Carle||Alex Blandino|
|Carson Fulmer||Nicky Delmonico|
|Sal Romano||Kyle Farmer|
|Art Warren||Mike Freeman|
|R.J. Alaniz||Kyle Holder|
|Dauri Moreta||Alejo Lopez|
|Matt Pidich||Alfredo Rodriguez|
|Chris Okey||Narciso Crook|
|Tyler Stephenson||TJ Friedl|
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
More Roster Moves
Early in the afternoon the Reds announced that they had released reliever Noé Ramirez. A few hours later the team announced that they had also reassigned left-handed reliever Josh Osich and outfielder/first baseman Nicky Delmonico to minor league camp.
The Alternate Site will include games
While the alternate site is likely only going to be around for April – the minor league season is scheduled to begin on May 4th – the players at the alternate sites will be allowed to travel to other alternate sites to play games against opponents. Last year that was not allowed and teams had to get creative in trying to simulate games since for the most part they simply didn’t have enough players to field two teams.
Final: Cubs 6 – Reds 3
The bullpen gave up three runs in the top of the 9th and that came back to bite the Reds as they would score a third run in the bottom of the inning that would have otherwise tied the game up.
In his final start of the spring, Luis Castillo allowed two runs in 4.1 innings with two walks and five strikeouts. R.J. Alaniz finished up the 5th inning with a walk and two strikeouts. Sal Romano came out for the 6th inning and tossed a perfect frame with two strikeouts. Carson Fulmer pitched the 7th inning and allowed a run on a walk and a hit while picking up two strikeouts. Art Warren struck out two batters in a perfect 8th inning. Shane Carle gave up three runs in the 9th.
Jesse Winker led off the bottom of the 1st with a solo home run. He went 1-2 with a walk in the game. Joey Votto went 1-3 with a single. Eugenio Suárez went 1-2 with a double and a walk. Jonathan India went 1-3 with his 3rd homer of the spring. Alex Blandino went 1-2 with an RBI. Mark Payton went 1-3 with a run scored. Aristides Aquino went 1-4.
You can see the entire box score for the game here.
Afternoon game as the Reds play the Brewers at 3:10pm ET in a scheduled 7-inning game. Radio broadcast only.