The Cincinnati Reds hit the road in Arizona once again, this time to face off against the Los Angeles Dodgers and their new first baseman Freddie Freeman. The game will begin at 4:05pm ET.

Reds (2-2) and Dodgers (0-2-2) Lineups

Reds Dodgers
1 Jonathan India 2B Trea Turner SS
2 Joey Votto 1B Justin Turner 3B
3 Mike Moustakas 3B Freddie Freeman 1B
4 Tyler Stephenson C Will Smith C
5 Kyle Farmer SS AJ Pollock LF
6 Donovan Solano DH Cody Bellinger CF
7 Nick Senzel CF Chris Taylor 2B
8 Aristides Aquino RF Edwin Rios DH
9 Jake Bauers LF Zach McKinstry RF
10 Vladimir Gutierrez SP Walker Buehler SP

Reserve players on today’s Reds roster:

Pitchers Infielders
Alexis Diaz Miguel Hernandez
Kyle Dowdy Matt McLain
Daniel Duarte Cristian Santana
Pedro Garcia Max Schrock
Joel Kuhnel Robbie Tenerowicz
Dauri Moreta Outfielders
Riley O’Brien Lorenzo Cedrola
Trey Wingenter Allan Cerda
Nick Green Ronnie Dawson
Pedro Payano TJ Friedl
Matt Pidich Brian Rey
James Free
Aramis Garcia

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 in the greater Cincinnati area. The game will be available on MLB Network and

Reds links and news

The Reds sign reliever Hunter Strickland

Cincinnati picked up reliever Hunter Strickland this morning. He posted a 2.61 ERA last season while pitching for three different teams. As of now the details of his agreement with the club are unknown.

Cincinnati’s pitchers are all dealing with shoulder issues

Ok, maybe not all of them. It was reported this afternoon that Luis Castillo had a sore shoulder that delayed his preparation this spring and that he may not be ready for Opening Day. Mike Minor also was dealing with a sore shoulder, but seems to be back on track. And then there’s Justin Dunn, who was shut down with a shoulder injury on June 17th of 2021 and is expected to miss a couple of months as he continues to recover from that injury…..

Jose Barrero to have surgery

This afternoon Jose Barrero is scheduled to have surgery in order to remove the hamate bone in his left wrist. He’s expected to miss six weeks due to the injury.

Talking with Brandon Williamson

Speaking of the trade with the Seattle Mariners, Brandon Williamson spoke with’s Jim Callis out in Goodyear about the trade that brought the Top 100 prospect to the Reds organization and reunited him with his best friend Nick Lodolo. There’s some interesting stuff in there worth checking out.

Game Recap: Reds 10 – Dodgers 8

The Reds offense played long ball, giving away three different souvenirs to Dodgers fans during the game as they held on for a 10-8 victory of the winless team from Los Angeles.

The Highlights

Jonathan India, Kyle Farmer, and Jake Bauers all crushed home runs on the day. India also added a single. Nick Senzel went 2-3 with a run and an RBI. Donovan Solano went 1-2 with a double and a run. But he was also hit by a pitch in the arm and exited the game. An inning earlier it was Mike Moustakas who left the game early after diving for a ball and appearing to injure his shoulder on the play. Charlie Goldsmith of the Cincinnati Enquirer was the first to report that Mike Moustakas is fine and has full motion in his shoulder.

Vladimir Gutierrez allowed a run in his lone inning of work. Trey Wingenter, Dauri Moreta, Alexis Diaz, and Riley O’Brien all threw a shutout inning of relief.

You can see the box score for the game here.

Wednesday’s Game

Tyler Mahle will get the start at 9:05pm ET against the Milwaukee Brewers. The game will be on 700 WLW and Bally Sports Ohio.

49 Responses

  1. Frankie Tomatoes

    I’m not convinced that Gutierrez is a better option than Greene, Lodolo, or Ashcraft to begin the year in the rotation. I hope he proves me wrong and we can all point and laugh at this comment in about 7 months.

    • Bdh

      He hit a wall last year towards the end of the year. Up through mid August I thought he was solid. Eager to see how he follows up his rookie season.

    • west larry

      What if his shuts out the lowly dodgers for his allotted innings today?

  2. Melvin

    AA has a rocket arm in RF. Great play to hold him to a single.

    • Melvin

      Hard line drive up the middle is a good sign for him too.

    • TR

      Dividends come from a strong arm in rightfield. Brings back memories of Paul O’Neil in the 1990 WS.

  3. DaveCT

    Aside. Yet another Red out in Seattle. Sal Romano.

  4. redsfan4040

    Moreta – 23 pitches to get through the top of the Dodgers lineup. Single, flyout, near double play ball by Freeman, flyout.
    After Cessa, Strickland, Warren, Hoffman, Wilson, Santillan (unless he starts), the last two bullpen spots are up in the air. Moreta should easily be in the conversation.

    • Bdh

      Sims is already throwing again so he’ll be one of the spots very soon. I’d guess Moreta or maybe Sanmartin gets moved if they want a lefty. Glad they aren’t banking on the NRI to fill out the pen like they did last year. If any of them stand out in AAA and get called up then great but starting the year with Fulmer, Bedrosian, Perez, and even Romano was brutal. Bullpen is in a much better place right now than a year ago.

      • TR

        If that’s the case, it’s a good move. Complete games by starting pitchers is pretty much a thing of the past in baseball.

  5. Old Big Ed

    Moustakas is hurt already. He’s glad it isn’t his sandwich-eating shoulder.

  6. Melvin

    Moose hurt his shoulder. Not going to help his trade value. Sorry to say, it might help the Reds lineup. Wish him a speedy recovery as it doesn’t look too bad.

    • Melvin

      Schrock @ 3B is not a bad option. Again, just another solid hitter.

      • Melvin

        Had a nice sac fly too. Just gets the job done.

      • MuddyCleats

        Schrock can definitely hit, but short hope throw fm 3B didn’t look good. Moose has kicked a couple the last two days too

      • Melvin

        I’d say if he had as many opportunities as Moose he’d probably be better. We’ll see if you know who gives him more chances.

    • Old Big Ed

      Schrock is a better player than Moustakas, for 1/20 of the price.

  7. Bdh

    Only following the game cast so I didn’t see what happened to moose or Solano.

    Anyone watching notice if they were serious or just precaution?

    • DaveCT

      Solano was hbp. Moose hurt his shoulder after falling under his considerable weight on a ground ball.

  8. LDS

    8-5 Reds so far? Shame it’s not a reasonable expectation for the season. At the rate injuries are piling up, Bell may have no choice but to play the young guys.

    • TR

      I’ve always favored a winning record in spring training, although I doubt there’s much evidence it affects the regular season.

  9. MBS

    28 man roster till May. If that is true, I’d be happy about it.

    • redsfan4040

      So are Shogo Akiyama and Aristides Aquino.

  10. DaveCT

    Alex Diaz. I can see what the excitement is about.

      • JB

        Lol I seen the name on the back and thought Jumbo was back. Minus 100 pds.

  11. DaveCT

    Ronnie Dawson covered some ground in CF.

  12. Old-school

    Mark sheldon reported Luis Castillo hasnt thrown off a mound but felt good with “long toss” at 60-75 feet.

    Thats not long toss . Thats a scripted rehab throwing program and hes going to be a month out before he can throw 5 innings and 80 pitches a game assuming everything goes flawless

    Louisville could have the greatest SP in the history of AAA in April.

    Santillan has not been ruled out as a starter. The guy threw 100 pitches last may in AAA and was stretched out.

    Bring Santillan back as a starter

    This is a lost year already . See what he and Gutierrez have and give them starts . I dont need to see Mike Minor and Jeff Hoffman and whomever they are about to bring in as filler

    • DaveCT

      At least Castillo won’t have to make his first start at 32 degrees when it’s snowing.

  13. Doc

    Box score looks odd to see Buehler go 4.2 innings while the Reds were holding single inning tryouts for 9 pitchers! Maybe Bell is already trying to figure out how to work out a BP game!

    • VaRedsFan

      I found this strange too. Scherzer went 4+ innings too. Why are the Reds so far behind other teams in stretching out pitchers?

      • Chris

        Because under Bell, 4 to 5 innings is like a complete game for his starters during the regular season. So you only need an inning or two to get built up for the 4 inning successful Bell start. Teams that want their starters to go deep, actually prepare them for that.

      • greenmtred

        I seem to recall that somebody checked this last year and concluded that Reds starters avg. innings per start weren’t much different from other teams.

  14. Bdh

    Moustakas has full range of motion and is ok

  15. Mark Moore

    More than a little surprised to see the final score. I’ll have to watch our half of the 6th inning to see the fireworks.

  16. DaveCT

    Miguel Hernandez put a charge into one on his double. This is my first time seeing him, I believe, but he has really good actions and seems larger than I expected. Getting a SS/2B utility guy out of him, this year, next, could be a nice plus. I was also impressed with both Cerda and Cedrola. Neither seemed overmatched. The kids are alright.

  17. GreatRedLegsFan

    India just picking it up where he left it last year, MVP in sight!

  18. Cyrus

    We’ll have so many shoulder injuries by opening day, half the clubhouse will be in slings and our opponents will call us Reds n Shoulders. But hey, no dandruff so we got that going for us.

    • Melvin

      “Red n Shoulders” – cracking me up. 🙂

      P.S. How do you know about the dandruff? 🙂