The Cincinnati Reds are on the road once again this afternoon. Hunter Greene will get the ball for the 4:05pm ET start against former Red Alex Wood who starts for the San Francisco Giants.

Reds (4-3) and Giants (2-5) Lineups

Reds Giants
1 Jonathan India 2B LaMonte Wade Jr. LF
2 Kyle Farmer SS Austin Slater CF
3 Tyler Stephenson C Steven Duggar RF
4 Joey Votto 1B Thairo Estrada 2B
5 Tyler Naquin RF Curt Casali C
6 Nick Senzel CF Alex Blandino 3B
7 Jake Fraley DH Arquimedes Gamboa SS
8 Colin Moran 2B Patrick Bailey DH
9 Shogo Akiyama LF David Villar 1B
10 Hunter Greene SP Alex Wood SP

Reserve players on today’s Reds roster

Pitchers Infielders
Kyle Dowdy Jake Bauers
Buck Farmer Brandon Drury
Vladimir Gutierrez Nick Quintana
Jeff Hoffman Cristian Santana
Trey Wingenter Max Schrock
Fernando Cruz J.T. Riddle
Diomar Lopez Outfielders
Matt Pidich Albert Almora Jr.
Catchers Aristides Aquino
Aramis Garcia Quin Cotton
Hayden Jones TJ Friedl

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. Today’s game was just added to MLB Network. You can also watch the game on

Reds links and news

Reds send 12 players back to the minors

Cincinnati made 14 roster moves today. The Tommy Pham signing became official. Making room on the 40-man roster, the Reds sent Tejay Antone to the 60-day injured list. They also sent 12 players back to minor league camp, including #6 and #7 prospects Brandon Williamson and Matt McLain. You can see the full list of players sent back to the minors here.

The Updated Cincinnati Reds Top 25 Prospect List

With several new acquisitions by the Reds I have updated Cincinnati’s Top 25 Prospect List and it has three new players on it. Within the article I also explained why each of those three players was rated where they were in comparison to those around them on the list.

Mike Moustakas expects to be back tomorrow

Game Recap: Reds 2 – Giants 1

A low scoring affair saw the Giants strand the tying run in the bottom of the 9th at second base as the Reds held on for the victory.

The Highlights

The pitching was strong from top to bottom for the Reds…. almost. Hunter Greene pounded the strikezone in 2.0 shutout innings to start the game, reaching 102 MPH several times with his fastball and throwing his slider and change up for strikes. Vladimir Gutierrez followed him with two more shutout innings that included three strikeouts. Trevor Hoffman and Buck Farmer each tossed a perfect inning with two strikeouts before Kyle Dowdy kept the Giants offense off the board in both the 7th and 8th innings. Riley O’Brien took over in the 9th inning and allowed a run, but held the lead to pick up the save.

Kyle Farmer picked up two hits in three at-bats and drove in a run. Tyler Stephenson walked and singled. Jake Fraley and Shogo Akiyama both went 1-3, with Fraley adding a stolen base.. Brandon Drury doubled in his lone plate appearance on the evening.

You can see the box score for the game here.

Sunday’s Game

James Marinan is set to start against the Colorado Rockies at 4:05pm ET. Game will be on 700 WLW and Bally Sports Ohio.

42 Responses

  1. Melvin

    Two 2B? 🙂 The shift must be on from the start.

  2. Old-school

    Lefty starter and Bell has lefties Naquin, Fraley, Moran, and Akiyama hitting. This looks like a tryout for Opening Day roster for Fraley and Akiyama on who competes better and an assessment on Naquin and Moran if they can occasionally play against lefties or we need Aquino as the last RH bat.

    • 2020ball

      Gets them some looks versus a lefty, seems prudent to me as a way to get them ready for the season. Spring training it kinda just one big tryout though so Im hesitant to look at it like that. Bells shown he doesn’t typically play guys with a platoon disadvantage occasionally other than his more established vets.

      • Old-school

        I think its more who is worse- L v L . I’m starting to come around to the idea the Reds could actually DFA Akiyama but Ill believe it when I see it

      • 2020ball

        Maybe. As for Akiyama I think its their best move for the team but I’m expecting someone with options to be sent down instead. The only real way I think the Reds FO might DFA him is to make room for one of the non-roster SPs to start the season in the rotation. I’m expecting them to play the option game there too however.

  3. Trainradio

    Audio feed is Angels vs. White Sox. Forgot to pay the bill, Bob?

    • TR

      That’s close to where he graduated from, Stanford.

  4. redsfan4040

    Greene’s 1st inning: Easy pop up, infield single to 3rd that Moran almost made the play on, K on a 101 fastball, single up the middle, sharp line drive that India dropped but turned into a 4-3 putout. 16 pitches.

  5. DaveCT

    Three batters in with Hunter. I don’t need to see much more … sure looks like he belongs.

    • Jim Walker

      When Greene struggled at AAA, it tended to be keeping situations in hand and wrapping up innings that had gotten a little messy, often not of his own doing. Sounds like that 1st inning today offered some of those challenges but he got through it.

    • 2020ball

      My biggest concern is how many innings he can throw in a season, he’s certainly ready from a talent standpoint.

    • Tom Mitsoff

      So far the Giants are making decent contact on the fastball. When that changeup becomes a pitch he can rely on, look out. His control looks good in and around the zone.

      • Jim Walker

        I had the MiLB TV package last year and saw a lot of HG’s games. My sense was that his fastball must be fairly straight because at AAA and even AA when he left it in hitting zones, it got it fairly well. He has to keep it well up or down and away from the center of the zone.

        His slider was already a pretty deadly offering last year. Has he flashed it today?

      • DaveCT

        Threw slidersand change-ups. Brought the change in used it well in 2nd inning.

  6. Old-school

    Didn’t see much sliders. All Fb and change. I’m in the camp of keep him in AAA under control and finish polishing as a pitcher and keep his pitch count and innings mileage regulated. If he’s dominating in late May, bring him up for good. Greene could provide a much needed injection of energy and enthusiasm to this franchise but only when hes got all 3 pitches going. Slow down.

    • greenmtred

      He thew a few sliders. I agree with you and Tom: 103 is impressive, but he’ll need the secondary pitches to be effectively reliable. Looks good, though.

    • Jim Walker

      Keep in mind Greene won’t be 23 until August, lost a year to TJ surgery and came back from that into the alternate camp environment in 2020. He has pitched 179 official professional innings.

      • Mark Moore

        +100 for the solid points on Greene’s last couple years.

    • MK

      ahe had a nice curveball in Dayton. My seats are behind home plate and it at times was nasty.

      • DaveCT

        Greenie’s slider was pretty impressive, and the change looked more ready than I anticipated. A 91 mph change, that is.

  7. Bdh

    Vladimir Gutierrez looked really good that inning

    • Beroader

      I didn’t watch it, but the play-by-play shows it was an immaculate inning. That’s impressive even if it’s Spring Training.

  8. Old-school

    About 10 years ago to the day, I was in Nashville watching Vandy Georgia on a Friday night SEC 1 matchup. Wood was hitting 96 mph. still remember standing over the Georgia bullpen watching him warm up and he threw hard back then. Farmer was SS Georgia and DJ was pitching coach Vandy. Final 1-0.

    Farmer just singled off Wood and laughing.

    Didn’t stay for the whole game…huge storms interrupted.

  9. Mark Moore

    Listening to Curt Casali chat with the Giants’ booth is a treat. What a great guy. And us scoring 2 runs (so far) doesn’t hurt any.

  10. B-town Fan

    This is pretty cool, I’m getting watch the Reds on TV, wow cool, although on the MLB network with Giants announcers, still, pretty nice like the old days. Before Bally sports took it away. I’m liking the pitching, especially Greene and Gutierrez, they both looked good.

    • Mark Moore

      The Giants’ team is pretty easy to listen to from where I’m sitting.

      • DaveCT

        Agreed. Very gracious and complementary.

      • J

        So it IS possible to hire a team that’s actually thoughtful and pleasant to listen to. Good to know.

    • 2020ball

      Giants announcers are top notch, Reds pale in comparison. Always enjoyed Weish, hes world class.

  11. Mark Moore

    A little tense at the end, but a win is a win even in ST games. It’s Sprint and anything can happen – hope springs eternal (for a little while).

  12. RedsGettingBetter

    Greene should have a max total limit of 120-130 IP this season overall.
    I wonder if Buck Farmer and Kyle Dowdy could make the opening day roster. On the other hand, I think Brandon Drury could help from the bench. The backup catcher spot is very unclear right now to me…

  13. MK

    Is Luis Cessa injured? He has not pitched in a game yet.

    • Doug Gray

      He’s not listed on the injury report in the game notes. Can’t say why he hasn’t appeared yet, though.

  14. MuddyCleats

    When did Reds get Trevor Hoffman? Jeff pitched a nice inning mixing in a good tacked & a couple of really good change ups. Nice to see him make some adjustments.

    • MuddyCleats

      Yacker became tacked ? Gotta luv auto correct lol