The Cincinnati Reds will play host to the San Diego Padres tonight. Tyler Mahle will get the start with first pitch set for 9:05pm ET.

Padres (6-6-2) and Reds (6-7-1) Lineups

Padres Reds
1 C.J. Abrams 2B Jonathan India 2B
2 Ha-Seong Kim SS Tyler Naquin DH
3 Matt Beaty 1B Tommy Pham LF
4 Austin Nola C Joey Votto 1B
5 Jurickson Profar LF Tyler Stephenson C
6 Luis Campusano DH Mike Moustakas 3B
7 Nomar Mazara RF Kyle Farmer SS
8 Luis Liberato CF Nick Senzel CF
9 C.J. Hinojosa 3B Jake Fraley RF
10 Joe Musgrove SP Tyler Mahle SP

Reserve players on today’s Reds roster

Pitchers Infielders
Luis Cessa Allen Cordoba
Alexis Diaz Juan Martinez
Jeff Hoffman Jose Torres
Dauri Moreta Francisco Urbaez
Art Warren Jonathan Willems
Stevie Branche Outfielders
Fernando Cruz Ashton Creal
Pedro Payano Jacob Hurtubise
Catchers Matt Lloyd
Hayden Jones Alex McGarry
Eric Yang Justice Thompson

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. No television option.

Reds links and news

Standouts on the backfields

Bobby Nightengale took a look at some of the guys that have stood out in minor league camp out in Goodyear earlier today over at the Cincinnati Enquirer. There’s one big time sleeper in there who is so under the radar that I couldn’t remember what round he was drafted in.

Luis Castillo and Mike Minor could be ready in the middle of April

I think that the Reds are hoping that they can get at least one of these guys back for the big leagues by mid-April and that is what’s kept them from naming a 5th starter. They don’t technically need a 5th pitcher in the rotation until April 16th thanks to the off day on the 11th. Maybe I’m complete wrong here, but when they named the first four starters it felt strange to not name the 5th when they only have five starting pitchers remaining in spring training who are currently healthy.

Game Recap: Reds 6 – Padres 3

Cincinnati’s offense pounded out 10 hits as Tyler Mahle picked up the win in his final start of the spring.

The Highlights

Tyler Mahle allowed two runs in 4.0 innings while striking out four batters and walking one. Alexis Diaz, Luis Cessa, Art Warren, and Dauri Moreta threw a shutout inning of relief each.

Joey Votto went 2-2 with a double, run, and drove in two. Mike Moustakas went 2-3 with two doubles and an RBI. Nick Senzel had two hits in three at-bats and he scored a run. Tommy Pham and Tyler Stephenson went 1-3 with a run scored. Kyle Farmer homered, going 1-4 on the day.

You can see the box score for the game here.

Sunday’s Game

Nick Lodolo will get the start at 4:10pm ET against Arizona.

15 Responses

  1. DataDumpster

    I’ll nominate this lineup for Opening Day. Lots of potential but just as much hope and luck. Going to be that kind of year. Not everybody will produce well and stay healthy and issues abound but it ain’t all bad…

  2. redsfan4040

    I know ST stats don’t matter, but Senzel with another 2 hit night. OPS in Spring of .902. As many have said, a healthy Senzel could be huge for the 2022 rendition of the Cincinnati Reds.

    • TR

      Agree that ST stats don’t matter but they could be an indicator for the vital first couple months of the season.

      • redsfan4040

        True. They show he’s seemingly ready and seeing the ball well.

  3. redsfan4040

    Moose with his second double tonight. Just like my comment about Senzel, a healthy Moose would be huge for the 2022 Reds.

    • Tomn

      Glad to see moose looking healthy and ready. Can really help the team if this is the case. But I’m still not sure about his defense at 3b.

  4. LDS

    After your Senzel comment, I went and looked up his stats vs, AA. Senzel needs to be healthy all year and live up to his potential. He and AA are nearly identical in GP etc but AA has power and RBIs while Senzel has more runs and doubles. OPS+ favors AA. I doubt anyone here would advocate DFA’ing Senzel. Maybe we’re all too harsh with AA.

    • greenmtred

      That’s interesting, LDS. I wonder if the explanation isn’t, at least in part, that Senzel has spent so much time being injured?

      • LDS

        Perhaps, but the point was simply that most of us have bucketed players into the keep and cut piles and may not be looking at things objectively. Though in both cases, one of the things I find curious is that both were coached to modify their batting stances in 2019/2020 and have underperformed since then. Probably just a coincidence but who knows. I hated watching AA bat before the change but it did seem to work for him.

  5. J

    Who knows what will happen in the regular season, but this bullpen is actually starting to resemble a major league bullpen. Just for kicks, I took a look at last year’s pitching stats. It’s amazing how many bad relief pitchers I’ve (mercifully) managed to completely forget ever pitched for this team. I’ll give the organization credit for one thing: they’ve done a nice job getting rid of most of those guys. Just being able to go through an entire season without ever having to root for Doolittle, Hembree, Brach, Perez, Fulmer, Romano, Garrett, De Leon, Osich, or Bedrosian should make 2022 more bearable.

    • Tomn

      Really wouldn’t mind if we still had Garrett

      • TR

        I do not miss Garrett but wish him well when not pitching against the Reds. Some good moves by the FO to improve the look of the bullpen.

  6. GreatRedLegsFan

    From the 28-man opening day roster a total of 7 players will be eventually cut in order to reduce it down to 26 on May 1st, plus those returning from IL (Castillo, Minor, Sims, Solano and Barrero).

  7. Tom Reeves

    If you had told me 2 years ago the Reds line up in 2022 would include 5 first round picks, a second round pick, and a CB-B pick, I’d be really excited for the 2022 season.

    That also doesn’t include pitching first round picks in the active roster – Colin Moran, Mike Minor, Nick Lololo, Lucas Sims, Jeff Hoffman, Daniel Duerte, Justin Dunn, and Hunter Green.