This afternoon the Cincinnati Reds will play host to the reigning National League West champion San Francisco Giants. Tony Santillan will take the mound for the Reds at 4:05pm ET.
Giants (1-1) and Reds (1-1) Lineups
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 also watch the game on Bally Sports Ohio (and MLB.tv if you aren’t blacked out).
Reds links and news
Albert Almora is in camp
The Reds have brought Albert Almora into camp on a minor league deal with an invite to big league spring training. He’s really struggled in the big leagues over the last three seasons, and has had a limited amount of success in Triple-A.
Lucas Sims likely to miss the start of the season
David Bell told reporters (Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer had the quickest fingers on this day and gets the nod for reporting it first) in Goodyear earlier on Sunday that reliever Lucas Sims likely would not be ready to go by Opening Day. He noted that Sims was not injured, but that there was less time to prepare for the season with a short spring training. Sims, though, did have a setback of sorts while preparing for spring training that led to him being a little bit behind when he arrived to camp.
Brandon Bailey, Juniel Querecuto sent to minor league camp
Prior to the game this afternoon, Cincinnati announced that they had sent right-handed reliever Brandon Bailey and infielder Juniel Querecuto to minor league camp.
Game Recap: Reds 9 – Giants 4
The Reds scored five runs against Sam Long before the Giants started exited the game and held onto the lead the rest of the way.
Tony Santillan got things started on the mound for Cincinnati and allowed a hit and a walk to go along with three strikeouts in 2.0 shutout innings. Fernando Cruz tossed a perfect inning of relief. Diomar Lopez and Eddy Demurias both followed with shutout innings of their own. Vin Timpanelli worked around three walks with a hitless inning of work.
It was a big day for Jonathan India, who homered, singled, walked, and he scored two runs. Aristides Aquino also homered, punishing one onto the berm in left-center among the fans. Chris Okey unloaded a home run to plate three. Joey Votto doubled. Nick Senzel tripled. Max Schrock went 2-2 with a run and an RBI. Cristian Santana went 1-1 with a walk. Ronnie Dawson went 1-1 with a walk and a run scored. Miguel Hernandez went 1-2 with a run and made a nice play at shortstop to end the game.
Graham Ashcraft will start for the Reds against the Cubs at 4:05pm ET. Radio only broadcast on 1360 WSAI in the greater Cincinnati area.