The Cincinnati Reds host the Kansas City Royals this afternoon at Goodyear Ballpark. Vladimir Gutierrez makes his final spring start with first pitch set for 4:05pm ET.
Royals (8-6-1) and Reds (8-7-1) Lineups
|1||Nicky Lopez||2B||Jonathan India||2B|
|2||Bobby Witt Jr.||3B||Tyler Naquin||DH|
|3||Andrew Benintendi||LF||Tommy Pham||LF|
|4||Carlos Santana||1B||Mike Moustakas||3B|
|5||Ryan O’Hearn||DH||Tyler Stephenson||C|
|6||Hunter Dozier||RF||Kyle Farmer||SS|
|7||Adalberto Mondesi||SS||Nick Senzel||CF|
|8||Michael A. Taylor||CF||Colin Moran||1B|
|9||Cam Gallagher||C||Jake Fraley||RF|
|10||Brad Keller||SP||Vladimir Gutierrez||SP|
Reserve players on today’s Reds roster
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. No television option.
Reds links and news
Opening Day roster seems to be set
With the news that came out today prior to the game it seems that there really are no more questions as to what the opening day 28-man roster will look like. We broke it down here.
Spring Training records don’t matter
We all know that records, and even stats in spring training aren’t really predictive of what’s going to come in the regular season. But we all also know that when the team wins more and the players put up good stats instead of bad ones that we *feel* better.
With a win this afternoon the Reds will guarantee a winning record in spring training for just the second time in the last DECADE. In 2015 they went 15-14-3.
Minor League rosters are coming out
As I am typing this only one minor league roster from the Reds organization has been released today, but my expectation is that the rest of them also win up being released today. Louisville actually begins their season on Tuesday night. Chattanooga, Dayton, and Dayton all begin on Friday. We’ll have all of the rosters available once released at RedsMinorLeagues.com.
Game Recap: Reds 10 – Royals 6
Another big day for the Reds offense as they picked up a win that included three home runs.
For the second straight day the Reds played home run derby. Nick Senzel crushed a 3-run homer in the 1st inning – his first of the spring. Senzel went 1-4 with a steal, 2 runs, and had 3 RBI. Jake Fraley went 1-3 with a 2-run homer in the 4th. It was also his first of the spring. In the 7th inning Aristides Aquino joined the party with a home run that left the stadium. The 2-run homer was his third of the spring.
Tommy Pham went 1-4 with a double and a run scored. Mike Moustakas also went 1-4 with a double and a run, but he also added an RBI. Tyler Stephenson went 2-3 with a walk, RBI, and 2 runs scored. Kyle Farmer went 2-3 with an RBI and a run. Colin Moran went 1-4 with a double.
After a tough start the bullpen came on strong. Jeff Hoffman, Justin Wilson, Dauri Moreta, and Art Warren all threw a shutout inning of relief to keep the Reds in front for the win.
The win guaranteed a winning spring training for only the second time in the last 10 years.
You can see the box score for the game here.
The final spring training game of the year will have Hunter Greene on the mound against the Seattle Mariners at 4:05pm ET.