The Cincinnati Reds will host the Arizona Diamondbacks tonight at Goodyear Ballpark, with first pitch scheduled for 8:05pm ET. Earlier today they faced off against the Seattle Mariners and were blown out in an 11-3 loss.

Diamondbacks (5-8-1) vs Reds (7-7-1)

D’Backs

Reds

1 Corbin Carroll CF TJ Friedl CF
2 Lourdes Gurriel Jr. LF Wil Myers RF
3 Jake McCarthy RF Spencer Steer 3B
4 Kyle Lewis DH Jose Barrero DH
5 Seth Beer 1B Nick Solak LF
6 Buddy Kennedy 2B Elly De La Cruz SS
7 Geraldo Perdomo SS Luke Maile C
8 Jake Hager 3B Christian Encarnacion-Strand 1B
9 Jose Herrera C Matt McLain 2B
10 Brandon Pfaadt RHP Nick Lodolo LHP

Reserve players on todayโ€™s Reds roster:

Pitchers Infielders
Connor Phillips Richie Martin
Daniel Norris Jason Vosler
Kevin Herget Edwin Arroyo
Buck Farmer Tyler Callihan
Tayron Guerrero Quincy McAfee
Zack Brown Nick Quintana
Connor Curlis Outfielders
Spencer Stockton TJ Hopkins
Catchers Nick Martini
Chuckie Robinson Brian Rey
James Free

Where to watch/listen/follow the game

There is no television broadcast of the game. If you want to follow along on the radio you can tune into 700 WLW.

Reds links and news

Reds pitcher Kyle Glogoski starts in the WBC tonight

Team Australia is turning to Reds pitcher Kyle Glogoski tonight in the World Baseball Classic as they face off against Team China. The game is at 10pm ET and will be broadcast on FS2. Panama and Italy will face off at 11pm ET on FS1. The Italian team has two Reds pitchers – Nicolo Pinazzi and Vin Timpanelli.

Wil Myers breakout?

Sure, it’s a fantasy related piece at Fangraphs, but Paul Sporer likes Wil Myers to break out this year. His reasoning is that the right-handed hitter is going from a tough place for righties to hit to a park that’s the second best place for righties to hit. His only concern is the health factor for Myers, but when he’s on the field good things could be coming.

36 Responses

  1. Melvin

    With this lineup it could be an interesting game.

    • JB

      One I really would have liked to watch. Seems like everytime EDLC starts at Short they aren’t on.

      • Melvin

        I have a feeling we’ll have to go to a Louisville game to watch him at least for a little while.

      • JB

        I live in upstate NY so won’t be going to Louisville.

      • Melvin

        They probably won’t be playing anywhere close to you on the road too will they?

  2. Melvin

    Listening to the game Barrero singles to RF and drives in a run. Good sign.

    • David

      He hurt his hamate bone in his hand (broken) and then even after healing, it was bothering him, and it caused him to begin some bad hitting habits…which commenters here saw and were critical of his skills.
      Late last year and during the off-season, I think he has been instructed to work on certain things, and (basically) fix his bad hitting habits he had fallen into.
      Maybe this year we will see the guy that was a hot shot prospect a couple of years ago.

      • Melvin

        Aquino had the same problem. We’ll see how he does in Japan.

  3. Melvin

    EDLC triples and drives in two. Cool.

    • Harry Stoner

      Triples may be more cool to watch than HRs.

      With EDLC speed we might be seeing a lot of them.

      A 2b turns into a 3b.

  4. Melvin

    CES – three run dinger! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • JB

        Stop It! Why isn’t this game on TV!!!!!

    • Harry Stoner

      Yeah, but he hasn’t played much in AA or AAA.

      I think the Reds need to stick with Pinder. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Melvin

        haha He’s making it so they’re going to look pretty stupid if they do something like that.

      • Harry Stoner

        Bell must really be squirming right now.

        His status quo is being rocked a little bit.

        I’ll go with the “Highly Productive Rookie Presence”.

      • LDS

        It depends on Krall. You know Bellโ€™s preference. But, itโ€™s only ST and he needs more experience before being promoted. Bell is far more comfortable with veteran journeymen who were no better than Bell. Talent makes him insecure.

  5. Melvin

    McLain K’s swinging. Can’t have everything. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • JB

      I’ll watch this year just because of him. Hope he has a good year .

    • Melvin

      Just needs a triple for you know what. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Melvin

        Homered to CF. Singled over 3B on a breaking ball. Doubled to RF. I like using all fields. Thumbs up.

      • Bdh

        McLain robbed of a double due to no replay in spring training

  6. Bdh

    McLain robbed of a double due to no replay in spring training

    Wasnโ€™t meant as a reply above. Wish we could edit our posts after we screw up here

    • Tampa Red

      I wish we could reply directly to ALL individual posts, because I see post after post about Bell favoring vets over rookies that are evidence free and have no basis in reality.

      • Bdh

        Some people like to be miserable

        First they complain about the trades that bring the talented prospects over and then they complain (before it even happens) about how the same prospects arenโ€™t being brought up fast enough after the hot starts to spring

      • LDS

        No basis? Seriously? Have you watched the last three years?

      • Harry Stoner

        The issue isn’t whether Bell is playing rookies or not.

        It’s the expectation that he will ignore their performance and prefer the .158 hitting “veteran presence”.

        Think it through….I wasn’t keen on the trades and said so.

        But they happened.

        Now those “prospects” are with the club.

        What to do….just keep complaining about the trade?

        This is NOW, this is who the Reds have on their team and once again Bell is suspect for his preference for journeyman .250 hitters over taking a risk with a younger prospect.

        You trade for these Young Turks. Why not play them?

        Walk away from your primary offense and then settle in with Pinder, Vosler and Kojak.

        That makes a lot of sense, right?

        I guess Bell is your man.

  7. Dennis Westrick

    New year, same Reds bullpen trend – walks! Seven walks thru 7 innings plus a HBP! Good grief!

  8. JB

    It’s starting to get ridiculous for CES. You bring the guy East like they did with India. If he starts out slow and he is overwhelmed then you send him down. India was on his way down and then Senzel got hurt. If he keeps this up then he deserves the shot .

  9. MK

    At the end of the day I believe two contenders for the pitching staff have eliminated themselves from the process. Overton eliminated from the rotation mix early and Norris eliminated himself from pen race tonight.