The Cincinnati Reds host the Seattle Mariners this afternoon in the final game of the spring. First pitch is set for 3:05pm ET. Radio broadcast only
Reds (7-19-1) and Mariners (11-11-5) Lineups
|1||Mitch Haniger||RF||Jesse Winker||LF|
|2||Ty France||DH||Nick Castellanos||RF|
|3||Kyle Seager||3B||Joey Votto||1B|
|4||Evan White||1B||Eugenio Suárez||SS|
|5||Luis Torrens||C||Mike Moustakas||3B|
|6||Taylor Trammell||CF||Nick Senzel||CF|
|7||Dylan Moore||2B||Tucker Barnhart||C|
|8||Jake Fraley||LF||Aristides Aquino||DH|
|9||J.P. Crawford||SS||Jonathan India||2B|
|10||Chris Flexen||SP||Brandon Finnegan||SP|
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.
Reds links and news
Cionel Pérez, Cam Bedrosian, and Tyler Naquin make the team
The Reds informed Cionel Pérez that he had made the opening day roster a few days ago, but he shared that information with the media this afternoon. The Reds also announced that they had purchased the contracts of reliever Cam Bedrosian and outfielder Tyler Naquin today. That adds them to the 40-man roster, and unless they get injured or waived before opening day, they’ll have made the opening day roster, too.
More cuts came this afternoon
Heath Hembree, Braden Shipley, and Mike Freeman were all sent to minor league camp today. That brings the Reds roster down to 32 players.
Tejay Antone on The Jim Day Podcast
The latest episode of The Jim Day Podcast is out and this week features pitcher Tejay Antone. He talks about his journey through the minors, Tommy John surgery, and what he did coming back from it to help get to where he is today. You can listen at this link, or find it just about anywhere that you go to listen to your podcasts.
Final: Reds 5 – Mariners 5
It’s the last tie of the year. Spring training games are over and the team is heading back to Cincinnati tonight.
Brandon Finnegan got the spot start for the day and allowed three runs in his inning of work with two walks and two strikeouts. Edgar Garía threw 2.0 shutout innings with a walk and three strikeouts. Nick Lodolo took over from there and had a perfect 4th inning with two strikeouts, but he allowed two runs on a hit and three walks in the 5th, recording just two outs before R.J. Alaniz came on for the final out of the inning. Carson Fulmer came out for the 6th inning and walked a batter in a hitless inning. Josh Osich picked up two strikeouts in a perfect 7th inning. Heath Hembree tossed a shutout 8th inning. Ryan Hendrix tossed a shutout 9th inning with a walk and a strikeout.
Nick Castellanos went 1-2 with a double. Joey Votto went 1-4 with a run scored. Mike Moustakas went 1-2. Nick Senzel went 1-2. Tucker Barnhart went 1-2. Jonathan India went 0-1 with a walk and a run scored. Mark Payton went 1-3. Kyle Farmer went 1-2 with a double and an RBI. Scott Heineman went 1-1 with a walk.
You can see the entire box score for the game here.
The Next Game
Cincinnati won’t play again until Thursday. That’s Opening Day for those of you who aren’t keeping track.
Mariners are looking goood against Finnegan. Finnegan is gonna have to battle to get a spot in the Reds bullpen.
Finnegan was sent back to minor league camp – he’s just making a spot start today. Not entirely sure what the plan will be for him at the alternate site/Triple-A as far as starter/reliever. My guess would be reliever, but perhaps they put him in the rotation just to get him extra work with the hopes that it can accelerate his progression for a role in the bullpen down the line.