The Cincinnati Reds hit the road this afternoon to take on the Milwaukee Brewers. First pitch is scheduled for 3:10pm ET. Radio broadcast only.
Reds (7-18-1) and Brewers (12-11-3) Lineups
|1||Jesse Winker||LF||Kolten Wong||2B|
|2||Nick Castellanos||RF||Jackie Bradley Jr.||CF|
|3||Mike Moustakas||3B||Christian Yelich||LF|
|4||Eugenio Suárez||SS||Avisail Garcia||RF|
|5||Tyler Naquin||CF||Daniel Vogelbach||1B|
|6||Tyler Stephenson||C||Travis Shaw||3B|
|7||Kyle Farmer||1B||Omar Narvaez||C|
|8||Jonathan India||2B||Orlando Arcia||SS|
|9||Jeff Hoffman||SP||Corbin Burnes||SP|
|10||No DH||No DH|
Reserve players on today’s Reds roster:
|Cam Bedrosian||Alex Blandino|
|Sean Doolittle||Cheslor Cuthbert|
|Amir Garrett||Mike Freeman|
|Cionel Pérez||Alejo Lopez|
|Lucas Sims||Alfredo Rodriguez|
|Dauri Moreta||Narciso Crook|
|Matt Pidich||Nicky Delmonico|
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
The Rotation is set to begin the season
Cincinnati’s rotation is set for the start of the year. How long it remains that way is up in the air with both Michael Lorenzen and Sonny Gray making progress as they come back from their injuries, with both hoping to be back and ready to go soon. Luis Castillo and Tyler Mahle will start the first two games of the season. After that the order isn’t yet decided, but Wade Miley, Jeff Hoffman, and José De León will make up the rest of the rotation.
No Joey Votto today
After playing on back-to-back days, Joey Votto is not making the road trip to face the Brewers. But as Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer noted this morning, he may play in the Reds simulated game in Goodyear today according to acting manager Freddie Benavides.
Nick Senzel on the field for the B Game today
Charlie Goldsmith of the Cincinnati Enquirer has Nick Senzel on the field today in Goodyear for the Reds B game. He’s dealing with a mild groin strain that’s kept him out of the regular lineup for the last three days.
Nick Senzel is leading off in today’s B game (really it’s more of a live batting practice).
A key step toward him being ready for Opening Day. pic.twitter.com/k1xwQRLtvs
— Charlie Goldsmith (@CharlieG__) March 28, 2021
Does Kyle Holder fit onto the Reds roster?
Over at RedsMinorLeagues.com this morning I wrote about how it’s tough to fit infielder Kyle Holder onto the Reds roster this year. In a different era you could make a better argument to carry him, but in today’s game it’s a tougher sell.
Final: Brewers 7 – Reds 1
Tough start for the Reds doomed the day.
Jeff Hoffman allowed four runs in 0.2 innings and Sean Doolittle allowed two in 0.2 innings – both within the first two innings of the game. Amir Garrett, Lucas Sims, and Cam Bedrosian each threw a perfect inning of relief. Cionel Pérez allowed a run in his inning of relief.
The offense struggled to get going. Tyler Naquin hit a solo homer, going 1-2 while starting in center field. Tyler Stephenson went 2-3. Kyle Farmer went 1-3. No one else had a hit on the day.
You can see the full box score for the game here.
Another afternoon game – the final games of the spring as the Reds take on the Seattle Mariners at 3:05pm ET. Radio broadcast only.