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

Giants Reds
1 Mike Yastrzemski CF Jonathan India 2B
2 Wilmer Flores 3B Joey Votto 1B
3 Joc Pederson RF Tyler Stephenson C
4 Heliot Ramos DH Donovan Solano 3B
5 Jason Krizan 2B Kyle Farmer SS
6 Jaylin Davis LF Nick Senzel CF
7 Jason Vosler 1B Colin Moran DH
8 Mauricio Dubon SS Max Schrock LF
9 Patrick Bailey C Aristides Aquino RF
10 Sam Long SP Tony Santillan SP

Reserve players on today’s Reds roster:

Pitchers Infielders
Diomar Lopez Michael De Leon
Fernando Cruz Miguel Hernandez
Eddy Demurias Alejo Lopez
Connor Overton Matt Lloyd
Ricky Salinas Juan Martinez
Vin Timpanelli Cristian Santana
Pedro Garcia Outfielders
Nick Hanson Trey Amburgey
Jacques Pucheu Lorenzo Cedrola
Spencer Stockton Allan Cerda
Catchers Ronnie Dawson
Mark Kolozsvary
Chris Okey

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.

The Highlights

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.

You can see the box score for the game here.

Monday’s 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.

24 Responses

  1. Frankie Tomatoes

    Looking forward to being able to watch the game this afternoon. After being mad all winter over the lockout it is nice to just be able to enjoy baseball.

  2. Mark Moore

    It’s one of the free games of the day on MLB.tv so I’ll tune in for a bit. I want to see who is pitching and how we manage 2 DH’s in the line-up … 🙂

      • Mark Moore

        He looked decent in that first inning. Glad we have a starting pitcher.

  3. Mark Moore

    And that’s what 15 extra pounds (a lot of it muscle) will do for you! Nice way to work the count, RoY.

  4. Mark Moore

    Pile it on, boys! Wind blowing out and we need to take full advantage of it – early and often!

  5. MBS

    Aquino reminding me why I love him. I wish he had put it together, he’s out of options, and it’s going to be difficult for him to make the roster.

    • Bdh

      Unless they sign a right handed outfielder I think he’s safe.

    • Tom Mitsoff

      IMO, he will certainly make the roster barring a trade or injury. They need some righthanded power in the outfield against lefty pitchers.

      • MBS

        Are we officially a 26 man, or is there an expanded roster because of the lock out? If Aquino gets another shot, that’s going to come at the expense of Barrero or Fraley most likely.

        Roster locks (assuming health)

        Votto, India, Moustakes, Farmer, Stephenson, Senzel, Naquin, Solano, 2nd Catcher, Moran, 11 or 13 spots are taken

        Contenders (for 2 remaining)

        Fraley, Shogo, Aquino Friedl, Barrero, Schrock, Lopez

        All the contenders can’t make the squad. Personally I’d DFA Shogo and Aquino. I think those 2 and the Reds need to look forward other opportunities. It just hasn’t panned out.

      • MBS

        My counting was off 10 locks 3 up for debate

      • LDS

        Instead of DFA’s, look for trade partners. Not that I have confidence in their trading abilities, but I’m tired of giving assets away for nothing. And I’d take AA over some of the dregs they’ve signed the last few days.

  6. Doc

    Is this a case of bearing up on a projected Giants starter, or beating up on a non-roster guy that the reigning RoY and a former MVP should pound?

  7. Mark Moore

    I realize it’s Spring Training and the 40-man guys haven’t been there long, but 9-2 really feels good today. Maybe it’s because our “hot stove” talk was stuck in the ice box. Actual games are fun to watch.

    • Bdh

      The way the beat up on Manaea yesterday was very nice to see as well

    • TR

      Especially with the Red’s winning (in spring training).

  8. Mark Moore

    The booth making a good point about playing teams like the Trolley-Dodgers early given this very late and compressed start. Their best pitchers won’t be anything close to full strength and we may be able to take advantage of that … MAY be able to. Small silver lining in that wretched road trip.

  9. Mark Moore

    The 6-11 pitcher could stand sideways, stick out his tongue, and look like a long zipper. Very skinny kid. I have to think that doesn’t work in his favor.

  10. Mark Moore

    Perhaps the lack of replay in ST helped a bit? Nice pick and throw in any case. Fun game to watch.

  11. redsfan4040

    I think Diomar Lopez finds his way to Cincinnati at some point this year. 2.38 ERA in 27 games between AA and AAA in 2021.

  12. CFD3000

    Good to see a solid start for Santillan. I think he should get a long look for the rotation, even ahead of Gutierrez (though probably in addition to now…). He could be a difference maker this year. To me this spring is all about the young starters – Santillan, Gutierrez, Ashcraft, Greene and Lodolo, plus maybe SanMartin and Lively. My list used to include Barrero too but not anymore…

  13. Old-school

    Has Bell or Krall said definitively Santillan is in the bullpen? I’d imagine with Garrett gone and Sims not ready and Antone out for the year, Santillan would be RP1. He also looks like a guy who could handle 2 high leverage innings out of the bullpen

    Love to see Gutierrez and Santillan take steps forward as quality MLB pitchers this year.