The Cincinnati Reds will play hosts to the Milwaukee Brewers this afternoon at Goodyear Ballpark. The matchup between the two National League Central foes has first pitch scheduled for 4:05pm ET.
Brewers (6-9-1) vs Reds (8-9-1)
|1||Mike Brosseau||2B||Jonathan India||2B|
|2||Brian Anderson||3B||Wil Myers||DH|
|3||Luke Voit||1B||Jake Fraley||RF|
|4||William Contreras||DH||Tyler Stephenson||1B|
|5||Victor Caratini||C||TJ Friedl||LF|
|6||Owen Miller||CF||Kevin Newman||SS|
|7||Tyler Naquin||LF||Will Benson||CF|
|8||Joey Wiemer||RF||Spencer Steer||3B|
|9||Brice Turang||SS||Luke Maile||C|
|10||Corbin Burnes||RHP||Brandon Williamson||LHP|
Reserve players on today’s Reds roster
Where to watch/listen/follow the game
There will be no television broadcast of this game. If you would like to follow along on the radio you can tune in to 1360 WSAI AM.
Reds links and news
Bally Sports expected to sever ties with the Reds
The New York Post is reporting that Bally Sports is expected to “reject” the contracts of four Major League Baseball teams later this week when they officially file for bankruptcy. The Cincinnati Reds are one of those teams. We wrote about how many of the things could play out earlier today, but there is still a lot of unknown involved given that nothing is official at this point.
Nick Senzel won’t play in games this week
Nick Senzel is expected to be out for the start of the season. No injury setback, but he's no longer scheduled to play in a spring training game this week. Reds don't want to rush him if he'll miss Opening Day anyway.
— Bobby Nightengale (@nightengalejr) March 13, 2023
On February 14th manager David Bell noted that Nick Senzel was “ready to go” when spring training opened up. A month later he’s still not playing in games. Bell has not been very good at providing remotely accurate timelines when it comes to player returns. It’s probably time that we start taking those from him with a grain of salt.
Catching up with the Reds in the WBC
Nine Cincinnati Reds players participated in World Baseball Classic games over the weekend. Some found themselves in good situations and had positive results. Some guys ran into some struggles. Over at RedsMinorLeagues.com you can read about all of the performances.
in a weird way i am excited about the prospect of no tv this year. i bought a new am radio in anticipation of this. i feel like it is the 1950’s again!
I fire this bad boy up on Opening Day every year. It’s usually the only time I turn it on each year, too. I believe it’s from 1941 based on my research. I wish I could find someone locally who works on stuff like this, but I have not found any luck in that department.
Ever contact this guy -http://www.oldradiorick.com/ ?
I have not, but I will be. Thank you for this.
Very cool radio! Does it take time to warm up?
It’s pretty quick to get going.
Does it do shortwave (1600Khz-30MHz), longwave (LT 500KHz) or FM?
Doug, I love that!!! I’m obsessed with old radios and old radio broadcast. That is awesome.
Where are you located?
I’m in Cincinnati
To Bell’s credit, it’s hard to lock down anything when it comes to Senzel and injuries.
How is that a credit to Bell? He told folks last week that Senzel would be in games this week.
Ha, or the opposite– Bell should just assume Senzel can’t play due to injury and he would be correct a lot more often!
Bell has never had any idea about timelines for injuries. I stopped listening to him last year. Saying guys will be day to day and they end up being out for 2 weeks. Meanwhile the bench is short because of those screw ups. I hope this isn’t the everyday lineup. Newman has no future here. Play Barrero or McLain.
Not a Bell fan, but he can only go by what the training staff tells him. Can’t blame him for having a short bench due to injuries. That’s all on Krall and the training staff.
CES not in the line up for a 3rd straight day. I have no idea what that is about. Actually I do Bell and the Reds don’t want to bring him north.
Well, he’s on the bench for today’s game, so he might appear later and get a couple AB’s.
Does it matter? Because he won’t go east with the ML Club. That has already been decided. I expect him to be cut next week and sent to the minor league camp.
I also expect Fairchild to be cut, and designated for assignment (off the 40 man) to make room for Jacob Pinder. Fairchild isn’t even on the bench for the game today.
Again, whether CES is on this team out of Spring is not up to Bell. This is a Krall decision, and you can bet this organization is not going to start the clock on CES this early. And as much as I want to see him, that would not be the prudent thing at this point, purely from an economic standpoint.
The Reds have no history of service time manipulation (Greene and Lodolo last year, for example), and the 2022 CBA lessened the incentive for doing so.
People don’t want to hear that CES has 190 ABs above A+ ball, does not draw many walks, and has played only 31 professional games at first base. It is not unreasonable to start CES at AAA to let him get used to hitting good sliders, and then bring him up when he’s ready or when he’s assured of regular MLB time. It does CES no good in the long run to have him struggle for the first time in his career at the MLB level, or have him only get partial playing time in Cincinnati. Patience is a virtue with young players, even with guys who look like they may turn into stars.
Remember, these guys practice all morning and have minor league games available to them every day on the back fields. As far as we know, CES was on a back field in a minor-league game, getting some ABs against good slider pitchers. And he’s probably been doing endless fielding drills at first base.
Seems to me they’ve decided he won’t make the team
For what it’s worth — Reds lead all of baseball in spring training stolen bases with 27 and only 3 caught stealing. 90 percent will work. 😉
Got to get on base first
Reds killer Corbin Oswalt looks in mid-season form. 25 pitches in 3 innings.
As the Reds play better teams, they look more and more like last year’s fiasco
I think this is true. The actual pitchers are starting to get into shape, and less of the marginal pitchers, and those not quite in shape yet, are pitching.
Still, I don’t think the Reds will lose 100 games again. Let’s not get too discouraged because someone is pitching well against the Reds today….and yesterday (Dodgers).
And tomorrow..and….and now I am getting discouraged. 🙂
Yep. They faced Burnes today and May yesterday. Not looking good.
@LDS they are last years team. They did very little over the winter to improve this team. Still short 2 starting pitchers, the outfield has a group of ? as is SS. They did improve the minor leagues but not many of them have played above AA. This team will finish marginally better than last year.
Last year with poorer starters. Why believe they’ll be marginally better?
I think some of the youngsters will help.
CES is out of the lineup again today. It appears that the Reds want to slow down his playing time and then announce he needs to have more minor league experience. If they continue to let him play a lot and he stayed hot, it would be very hard for the Reds to send him to the minors. Get ready CES will be sent down in a week or so.
Following the Reds in spring training sure has gotten less fun the last few days.
Thinking the same thing. What a difference a week makes.
They are seeing major league pitchers now. We will see what happens in the next two weeks. Might have to rethink my final record for the Reds. Right now I don’t see anybody grabbing the 4th and 5th spot in the rotation and the bullpen looks to horrendous.
The Reds have 3 hits in this game.
The Brewers have 19 hits in this game.
I know it’s just spring training, but yikes.
Getting shut out in ST with close to your OD lineup isn’t the best news.
The TS injury continues to have repercussions.
There is a guy who goes by Old Radio Rick over in Indiana. He’s on Gary Jeff Walker’s show on WLW frequently. Soindd like a nice guy and very knowledgeable.
I didn’t realize Steer’s defense was such an issue. Listening to Cowboy, it sounds like it is an obvious weakness. Sounds like there were a couple of key outs that he blew that don’t really show up in the box score, extending innings for our pitchers early on. I assumed that since he was kind of a utility guy coming up through the minors, and his primary position was 3B, that there wasn’t much to worry about there.
I for one don’t have a lot of confidence in the ‘we’ll draft a lot of infielders because the can play anywhere’ theorem.
Bell was trying to juggle Steer all over last September. My guess is that it compromised his focus at the plate.
But that’s a guess.
My hunch / hope is that if he settles into a position (3B) and keeps hitting, his D will come around.
I used to think anybody could play left field, but then I saw Nick Solak out there. Steer might fit there, at least against lefties.
Steer is alleged to be able to “play” shortstop in a pinch. I think it would be like Danny DeVito could “play” shortstop, in the sense that he wouldn’t fall over dead out there in the first couple of innings.
I can only hope that Steer does not become Senzelized. My preference would be if a young players natural position is not within sight down the road that they be traded, perhaps for relief pitching to give the Reds an outstanding bullpen, for a change, other than filled out with castoffs.