The Cincinnati Reds host the Milwaukee Brewers tonight at 9:05pm ET at Goodyear Ballpark. Tyler Mahl will take the mound for the Reds tonight.

Brewers (3-1-1) and Reds (2-2) Lineups

Brewers Reds
1 Kolten Wong 2B Shogo Akiyama DH
2 Willy Adames SS Tyler Naquin RF
3 Andrew McCutchen RF TJ Friedl LF
4 Rowdy Tellez 1B Colin Moran 3B
5 Pedro Severino C Albert Almora Jr. CF
6 Tyrone Taylor CF Jake Bauers 1B
7 Jace Peterson 3B Max Schrock 2B
8 Keston Hiura LF Aramis Garcia C
9 Tyler White DH Matt McLain SS
10 Corbin Burnes SP Tyler Mahle SP

Reserve players on today’s Reds roster

Pitchers Infielders
Buck Farmer Elly De La Cruz
Zack Godley Michael De Leon
Jeff Hoffman Miguel Hernandez
Matt Pidich Alejo Lopez
Jared Solomon Cristian Santana
Fernando Cruz Outfielders
Eddy Demurias Trey Amburgey
Diomar Lopez Allan Cerda
Vin Timpanelli Ronnie Dawson
Catchers
Mark Kolozsvary
Chuckie Robinson
Eric Yang

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 in the greater Cincinnati area. The game will be available on Bally Sports Ohio and MLB.tv.

Reds links and news

Reds make the Hunter Strickland deal official

While we found out about the Hunter Strickland signing yesterday, the team made it official today. Mark Sheldon of Reds.com has the contract details:

Tyler Mahle named Opening Day starter

Game Recap: Reds 12 – Brewers 8

Elly De La Cruz burst onto the prospect baseball world last summer out of nowhere. On Wednesday night the 20-year-old showed the big leagues what could be coming with a go-ahead grand slam in the 8th inning to give the Reds the lead and the win.

The Highlights

Elly De La Cruz went 400+ feet to center field off of former All-Star reliever Brad Boxberger to put the Reds back on top in the 8th inning. It was fun to watch, but do yourself a favor and LISTEN to it. It may sound like a cannon going off, but it was just the baseball exploding off of his bat.

TJ Friedl wasn’t supposed to start the game, but Jake Fraley was a late scratch to the lineup with an upset stomach and Friedl took advantage, going 2-3 with a home run off of Corbin Burnes. Albert Almora Jr. also picked up two hits and he scored two runs. Aramis Garcia went 1-3 with two runs and two RBI. Max Schrock picked up a double. In total the Reds pounded out 13 hits on the night.

Tyler Mahle allowed a run in 2.0 innings and struck out three Brewers before turning the game over to the bullpen. Buck Farmer threw a hitless inning and struck out two. Jared Solomon looked strong as he struck out two in a perfect 8th inning. Matt Pidich took over in the 9th and tossed a perfect frame to seal the win.

You can see the entire box score for the game here.

Thursday’s Game

Nick Lodolo will get the start on the road against Kansas City. Radio only broadcast on 1360 WSAI with a 4:05pm ET first pitch.

27 Responses

  1. James K

    The list of reserves shows mostly players destined for the minors this year. The Reds don’t seem to be showing much urgency about getting ready to start the season in two weeks.

    • J

      I don’t think anyone really considers spring training games to be the most important aspect of getting ready. Drills and simulations are the main way they get ready. Until the last week or so, games seem to be used primarily for evaluation of borderline players, and the regulars don’t play many innings.

      • Chris

        Dodgers have their starters going 4+ innings already, so I’m not sure I would agree that other teams aren’t doing anything differently. Arguably the best team in the game, certainly is.

    • SultanofSwaff

      Yup… And slow starts have plagued them the last two seasons!

      • J

        I don’t think other teams treat the early games any differently. I don’t see their starters playing every day or going 9 innings. The Reds are guilty of all kinds of incompetence, but I don’t think the roster of today’s game is an example. I can’t remember a Reds player ever complaining about not getting to play enough spring training games.

  2. Doc

    I thought the Reds were 3-2 entering this evening’s game, not 2-2.

  3. JB

    Moran and Moose at 3rd. Alot of range between those 2.

    • MBS

      I’d love to see those 2 DH, and Schrock / Solano platoon 3B.

      • Redsvol

        Shrock and Fried looking good this spring. Shrock is probably automatic on the opening roster but I’m not so sure Friedl makes it. He probably should make it over Akyama but he has an option.

  4. Bet on Red

    Tommy Pham signed… 1 year deal

    • Dan

      YESSSS!!! I’ve been pulling for this!

      Speed, power, right-handed bat near the top of the order… good bounce back candidate one he moves from Petco to GABP.

      Good signing, Reds!

      • MuddyCleats

        Agree, Reds need some speed 2 create their own offense.

    • MBS

      That is a nice addition!
      Pham, Senzel, Naquin Fraley plus 1 of Shogo, Aquino, Friedl should be a more stable group with Pham added.

    • Redsvol

      thanks goodness. He was the one I wanted after Canha signed with the Mets before the lockout. Its surprising he is still available. This probably spells the end of Aristides Aquino on the roster. Shame he couldn’t put it together for us.

  5. MBS

    Solomon looked good. Could be a nice addition to the pen this year, I liked his funky delivery. It should mess with the batters timing.

    • MuddyCleats

      Agree. Liked LeClure’s comment, “He’s a big Donkey.” Boy is built solid and can flat out bring it w/ a deceptive delivery. Yacker wasn’t too bad either

  6. MBS

    I really want either Lopez or Cedrola on this team. I realize we probably won’t have both. High contact hitters are good to have. Cedrola can play good D across the OF, and Lopez is versatile in the infield, possible backup SS even.

  7. MuddyCleats

    OH MY; Elly take me on a Sea De La Cruz

  8. redsfan4040

    Elly de la Cruz with a MAMMOTH home run off of MLB relief pitcher Boxberger. Boy this kid will be fun to follow.

    • Dewey Roberts

      I see why Doug said “we riot” if the front office traded De la Cruz. He is a star in the making and probably soon.

  9. Hotto4Votto

    Ya know, looking at the box score I thought Kyle Farmer pitched for a second, which didn’t surprise me too much since he’s pitched before in blowouts. Then I remember they signed a Buck Farmer.
    The DeLaCruz swing was sweet to watch and hear.

  10. VaRedsFan

    DeLa Cruz is now on a projected path to join the Reds in 2027….Show potential…then lose playing opportunity to a 35 year old veteran.