The Cincinnati Reds are at home tonight in Goodyear as they play hosts to their complex partners the Cleveland Guardians. First pitch tonight is set for 9:05pm ET.

Guardians (6-11-1) vs Reds (9-10-1)



1 Steven Kwan LF Jonathan India 2B
2 Amed Rosario SS Joey Votto 1B
3 Jose Ramirez 3B Wil Myers RF
4 Josh Bell DH Tyler Stephenson C
5 Josh Naylor 1B Jake Fraley LF
6 Will Brennan RF Will Benson CF
7 Gabriel Arias 2B Spencer Steer 3B
8 Cam Gallagher C Curt Casali DH
9 Myles Straw CF Jose Barrero SS
10 Aaron Civale RHP Graham Ashcraft RHP

The lineup here looks like it could be a candidate for Opening Day in less than two weeks.

Reserve players on today’s Reds roster

Pitchers Infielders
Buck Farmer Tyler Callihan
Joel Kuhnel Quincy McAfee
Derek Law Nick Quintana
Hunter Strickland Jose Torres
Bennett Sousa Michel Triana
Connor Curlis Outfielders
Brooks Crawford Ashton Creal
Spencer Stockton Austin Hendrick
Catchers TJ Hopkins
James Free Justice Thompson
Daniel Vellojin

Where to watch/listen/follow the game

There is no television broadcast of the game tonight. If you would like to tune in on the radio it will be broadcast on 700 WLW.

Reds links and news

Maybe some good news on Luke Weaver

Luke Weaver is in competition for one of the open spots in the rotation, but he exited his last start that took place on the minor league fields early with forearm tightness. It sounds like they’re all optimistic that he can resume throwing.

Contract Extensions

The Athletic’s Tim Britton looked at nearly 50 players around Major League Baseball who may be ideal for a contract extension. Two of those players happened to be Cincinnati Reds. Catcher Tyler Stephenson and second baseman Jonathan India were both in the article by Britton and the proposals were for 5-year deals to both players. The amount of money offered in his hypothetical was a bit different for the two players, though.

18 Responses

  1. Old-school

    I dont get 900 starts in arizona spring training
    No one cares or watches or pays attention

    I miss Sarasota and cincinnati time zone

    Good luck tonight

    • TR

      My opinion is there was too much spring training history in Tampa, Plant City, and Sarasota to abandon Florida for Arizona. I miss the ‘Old Ed’ ballpark in Sarasota which I believe is now occupied by the Orioles for spring training.

  2. Melvin

    Besides the hard hit by Votto the other way last game he also hit it hard up the middle and almost took the pitchers head off. Good sign….hitting it hard I mean. 🙂

    • TR

      The ML rule change regarding the offensive shift could mean a lot for Joey Votto this year.

  3. Jim t

    Doug when I saw the line up I thought just like you barring injuries this is opening day line up.

    • Bdh

      Friedl should start

      Whether that means Myers to 1B and Votto DH or just putting Fraley at DH idk but that’s the only Change I think from this lineup and opening day

  4. LDS

    After seeing my bracket blown up, it seems Barrero is doing his best to torpedo Bell’s plans.

    • VaRedsFan

      There’s something in the water.
      Dare we see Strickland pitch a scoreless inning?

      • LDS

        Let’s hope not. I’d prefer there were no illusions of his effectiveness. Last year was enough.

    • VaRedsFan

      When UVA lost Thursday. Sadak was doing radio play by play. I’m not a big Sadak hater like most, but he’s much better at radio hoops when there is constant action.

      • TR

        Baseball is a slower game although the rule change this year could speed it up a bit. The slower pace gives Sadak time to pontificate.

    • greenmtred

      Plans? Oh, right. You mean the plan to avoid playing the good players? That plan?

  5. JB

    Who is this Barrero? I thought he stunk? Serious side I hope the kid has a monster season. The guys have got to get about 1500 at bats in the Majors before we really know what he can do. Good to see Votto get a hit as well as India get a couple. Lets hope for a miracle this year and guys step up and grab the spotlight. If they do then this could be a lot of fun the next few years despite the two dunces we all call the Castellini’s.

    • Harry Stoner

      Well, he’s been part of 3 DPs this evening as well.

      Got to feel good after 2022.

      The man’s been working hard.

    • MBS

      He’s the most underrated key to building a successful future Reds team. If he can succeed at SS it opens a lot of possibilities. Plus you know another good player.

  6. LDS

    Strickland had a scoreless inning. Thankfully, I don’t listen to Bell babble post game. It would likely be embarrassingly inane.

    • Harry Stoner

      The fix is in. He’ll be heading North with the club.

      Was there ever any doubt?

      • LDS

        Not much, no. As is Pinder and Reynolds. Regardless, the Reds have 9 games left, a bit more than a week. It’s time to make the final roster moves and play those guys so they’re ready to start the season. Time to knock off the little league participation thing and get serious.