The Cincinnati Reds are playing two games today and doing so in two different states. At 3:05pm ET they will play in Goodyear and host the Kansas City Royals. At 4:05pm ET the will be in Las Vegas and play as the visiting team as they take on the Oakland Athletics. The early game is only on the radio and the later game is only on television.

Royals (7-1) vs Reds (2-3-1)



1 MJ Melendez DH Kevin Newman DH
2 Salvador Perez C Wil Myers 1B
3 Nick Pratto 1B Chad Pinder RF
4 Matt Duffy 3B Curt Casali C
5 Johan Camargo SS Jason Vosler 3B
6 Kyle Isbel CF Elly De La Cruz SS
7 Tyler Tolbert LF Nick Solak LF
8 John Rave RF Alejo Lopez 2B
9 Clay Dungan 2B Henry Ramos CF
10 Jonathan Heasley RHP Connor Overton RHP

Reserve players on today’s Reds roster:

Pitchers Infielders
Silvino Bracho Noelvi Marte
Levi Stoudt Edwin Arroyo
Alexis Diaz Tyler Callihan
Lucas Sims Nick Northcut
Donovan Benoit Jose Torres
Evan Kravetz Michel Triana
Mac Sceroler Outfielders
Jake Wong Austin Hendrick
Catchers TJ Hopkins
Chuckie Robinson Brian Rey
Hayden Jones

Where to watch/listen/follow the game

There will be no televised broadcast of THIS game. If you would like to follow along on the radio you can tune in on 700 WLW.

Reds (2-3-1) vs Athletics (2-4-1)



1 Jake Fraley RF Nick Allen SS
2 Jonathan India 2B Conner Capel RF
3 Tyler Stephenson DH Shea Langeliers C
4 TJ Friedl CF Seth Brown LF
5 Luke Maile C Jesus Aguilar 1B
6 Spencer Steer 3B JJ Bleday CF
7 Jose Barrero SS Jonah Bride 3B
8 Christian Encarnacion-Strand 1B Jordan Diaz 2B
9 Stuart Fairchild LF Cristian Pache DH
10 Hunter Greene RHP Drew Rucinski RHP

Reserve players on today’s Reds roster:

Pitchers Catchers
Lyon Richardson Jhonny Pereda
Ian Gibaut James Free
Tayron Guerrero Infielders
Joel Kuhnel Richie Martin
Reiver Sanmartin Alex McGarry
Ben Lively Matt McLain
Connor Phillips Outfielders
Bennett Sousa Michael Siani
Andrew Abbott Nick Martini
Zack Brown Nick Plummer
Brooks Crawford
Pedro Garcia
Ryan Nutof
Spencer Stockton
Randy Wynne

Where to watch/listen/follow the game

THIS game will be available to watch on Bally Sports Ohio. There is no radio broadcast for this game.

Reds links and news

Justin Dunn to miss several months

In what has to feel like a never ending saga for Justin Dunn, his visit to a specialist in New York came with some good and some bad news. The good news is that his shoulder injury that’s plagued him for more than a year and a half still does not require surgery. The bad news is that he’s got to shut things down for several months to rest the injury. It’s possible he could return to pitch this year if things go as hoped.

“I can hit a little bit”

Charlie Goldsmith of the Cincinnati Enquirer wrote about prospect Christian Encarnacion-Strand, who enters the day hitting .625 through the first five games he’s played this spring. It’s got some interesting parts in there, about how he wound up at Yavapai Junior College and how that was more beneficial in his mind than going to a D-1 school, how working with Matt Holliday and Robin Ventura helped him hit for more power, and a few other interesting notes.

34 Responses

  1. GreatRedLegsFan

    Bell should be plucking the daisies for the last two rotation spots: Overton and Weaver have been hit like piñatas and Dunn is out with no certain timetable. Perhaps Williamson and Cessa are the last hopes.

  2. LDS

    Overton isn’t looking particularly good so far this spring. Given his age, one might get to wondering if last year’s performance was the anomaly.

    • Frankie Tomatoes

      It was the anomaly. He had a low ERA with 11 walks and 14 strikeouts in 33 innings. He allowed 1 home run despite being a fly ball pitcher.

  3. GreatRedLegsFan

    Any news on Benson? He’s not listed in any of two games.

    • Bdh

      I repeat, Ramos continues to mash! First a double and now a rbi single

      Hitting .583 now

    • SteveAreno

      Ramos looking really good to me despite some of our posters negativity about him for being in the minor leagues a long time. His game looks real clean and fundamental. Got some speed. They probably didn’t notice he hit .371 for Reno AAA with 16 doubles and 12 HRs in 75 games. HIs lifetime in minors hitting .282 and slugging .431. We got quite a find in Henry Ramos! We could be selling him later this year!

  4. Frankie Tomatoes

    Just saw video of Elly’s triple. He can fly.

  5. CI3J

    What’s going on with Benson? Is he injured?

  6. LDS

    Greenie’s off to another rough start today. Starting to lean toward Lodolo for opening day

  7. LDS

    Steer, Barrero, and CES deliver. At this point, I’d rather see CES on the opening day roster than Pinder or Newman.

    • CI3J

      Are you kidding? David Bell is the manager. Pinder and Newman are his kind of guys: “Veterans” whose best days are long gone and put up low-90’s OPS+.

      In other words, Kyle Farmer clones. Bell is in heaven now that he has TWO of ’em to pick from.

      • LDS

        Sadly, I tend to agree with you. Which game is Bell at today?

      • Harry Stoner

        You forgot Reynolds.

        The Bell trifecta.

      • Redsvol

        There is definitely truth in what you say cij3 but low 90’s ops from a player this year would be a tremendous improvement over most of our 2022 hitters ops.

  8. Bdh

    Fun group of subs entering the game vs the royals now

  9. Optimist

    I wonder if Stoudt and CES are playing themselves into the 26-man sooner than June? Thought Stoudt would be the 2nd or 3rd pitcher called up if injuries and bullpen use demanded it, but he may be ahead of that. Pitching really seems to be sorting itself out, good and bad.

    Thought CES needed another 150-200 ABs in AAA – maybe just another 100.

    • Bdh

      Edwin Arroyo with a single in his 1st spring training AB

    • Melvin

      “Thought CES needed another 150-200 ABs in AAA – maybe just another 100.”

      If he keeps on hitting like this you might change your mind to 50 ABs then maybe to, “Okay. He’s ready right now”. 🙂

    • SteveAreno

      Would hate to CES make opening day roster and sit instead of tearing it up in Louisville every day for a few months.

    • LDS

      Yep, pitching overall this ST isn’t looking great. It’s early but getting late quickly

      • CI3J

        The Reds have only played 5 of their scheduled 31 ST games.

        I’d say wait until they’ve played at least 10 before you start drawing any conclusions about anything. And even then, wait another 10 to confirm your conclusions.

  10. Bdh

    Good lord Jose Barrero!

    Like they said on tv please hit .240! Lol

  11. Old-school

    India to barrero to ces

    Get used to that

    • TR

      The potential for another Tinker to Evers to Chance.

  12. Old-school

    Steer 3-3 and bomb

    This team has some young talent

  13. Bdh

    Am I mistaken or has McLain now got on base 8 of his 10 plate appearances in spring?

  14. JB

    Enjoying this team so far this spring. Pitching needs to pick it up but the young kids are playing well. Play The Kids. If CES keeps looking good then bring him to GABP. Play 1st or DH.

  15. William

    I give the GM (and scouts) credit for these infield prospects. Great job! I really enjoy watching them play.

  16. William

    CES is a very interesting player. He might end up being a star. Time will tell. He will be a starter, but not while Votto is still here.

  17. William

    I agree with JB. DH is a possibility for CES.