This afternoon the Cincinnati Reds will kick off their spring training schedule when they take on the team that they share a complex with in Goodyear, the Cleveland Guardians. Cleveland will be the home team in the only match up between the two teams this spring. First pitch is scheduled for 4:05pm ET.
Reds (0-0) and Guardians (0-0) Lineups
|1||Jonathan India||2B||Myles Straw||CF|
|2||Joey Votto||1B||Amed Rosario||SS|
|3||Kyle Farmer||SS||Jose Ramirez||3B|
|4||Tyler Stephenson||DH||Franmil Reyes||DH|
|5||Nick Senzel||CF||Bobby Bradley||1B|
|6||Aristides Aquino||RF||Bradley Zimmer||RF|
|7||Andrew Knapp||C||Yu Chang||2B|
|8||TJ Friedl||LF||Oscar Mercado||LF|
|9||Alejo Lopez||3B||Austin Hedges||C|
|10||Nick Lodolo||SP||Tanner Tully||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 700 WLW AM. You can watch the game live on Bally Sports Ohio and/or MLBtv if you have that service.
Reds links and news
The Reds are back in the Nick Castellanos Sweepstakes
This morning it was reported by Jon Heyman of MLB Network that the Cincinnati Reds were one of a few teams still interested in outfielder Nick Castellanos. After shedding payroll all week it seems that they should certainly have enough money to make it happen now.
The Full Spring Training TV and Radio Schedule
It’s been a really busy week involving a cornucopia of roster moves, trades, signings, etc. That’s led to a whole lot of writing, and perhaps the burying of some of the pieces that weren’t about the moves. One of those pieces you may have missed is the schedule for the television and radio broadcasts during spring training. You can find that here.
Four Reds prospects make MLB’s Top 100 list
MLB.com released their updated Top 100 Prospect List on Thursday night and four Cincinnati Reds prospects made the list. Pitchers Hunter Greene and Nick Lodolo were joined on the list by shortstops Elly De La Cruz and Matt McLain.
Game Recap: Guardians 3 – Reds 2
Cincinnati fell in the spring opener to Cleveland on Friday. They took a 2-0 lead in the top of the 4th inning on 2-run double by Nick Senzel that plated Joey Votto and Tyler Stephenson. But Cleveland nipped away, getting single runs in the 4th, 5th, and 7th inning to grab the victory.
Tyler Stephenson picked up a double, finishing 1-3 on the day. Joey Votto does what Joey Votto does – he drew a walk and picked up a single.
Nick Lodolo dominated, tossing 2.0 perfect innings with four strikeouts as he got the start on the day. He was followed by Top 100 prospect Brandon Williamson who made his Reds debut after just being acquired earlier this week in the trade with Seattle. He allowed a run in 1.2 innings. Joel Kuhnel, who missed most of the 2021 season recovering from shoulder surgery tossed a perfect 8th inning.
Tyler Mahle will start on Saturday night against Oakland at 9:05pm ET. Radio broadcast only – 700 WLW in the greater Cincinnati area.