The Cincinnati Reds are ending spring training in Arizona today. And they’ll celebrate the final day by playing two games. They will be in Goodyear playing against Cleveland as the road team. The Reds take on the Guardians at 4:05pm ET. The team then sends another squad over to take on the Colorado Rockies. Cincinnati will be the road team in that contest, too, with first pitch at 4:10pm ET.

Reds (14-13-1) vs Guardians (11-14-2)



1 Jonathan India 2B Andres Gimenez 2B
2 Jake Fraley LF Amed Rosario SS
3 Wil Myers RF Jose Ramirez 3B
4 Tyler Stephenson 1B Josh Bell DH
5 Spencer Steer 3B Josh Naylor 1B
6 Curt Casali C Cam Gallagher C
7 Jose Barrero CF Connor Kokx LF
8 Stuart Fairchild DH Petey Halpin CF
9 Alejo Lopez SS Johnathan Rodriguez RF
10 Nick Lodolo LHP Triston McKenzie RHP

Reserve players on today’s Reds roster

Pitchers Infielders
Alexis Diaz Noelvi Marte
Lyon Richardson Austin Callahan
Manuel Cachutt Tyler Callihan
Connor Curlis Quincy McAfee
Tommy Eveld Jose Serrano
Ryan Nutof Michel Triana
Catchers Outfielders
Jhonny Pereda Nick Senzel
James Free Michael Siani
Rece Hinds
Justice Thompson

In today’s game notes only Nick Lodolo and Alexis Diaz are listed as “probable pitchers” in this game. There are five minor leaguers ready to go in the bullpen, but which of them get an opportunity to pitch is going to be a surprise for all of us.

Reds (14-13-1) vs Rockies (11-17)



1 Kevin Newman SS Yonathan Daza CF
2 TJ Friedl CF Kris Bryant DH
3 Will Benson LF Ryan McMahon 2B
4 Luke Maile C C.J. Cron 1B
5 Henry Ramos RF Charlie Blackmon RF
6 Jason Vosler 1B Elehuris Montero 3B
7 Matt Reynolds 3B Elias Diaz C
8 Matt McLain 2B Ezequiel Tovar SS
9 Daniel Vellojin DH Brenton Doyle LF
10 Derek Law RHP Kyle Freeland RHP

Reserve players on today’s Reds roster

Pitchers Catchers
Fernando Cruz Chuckie Robinson
Buck Farmer Eric Yang
Ian Gibaut Infielders
Joel Kuhnel Alex McGarry
Bennett Sousa Ilvin Fernandez
Zack Brown Steven Leyton
Brooks Crawford Nick Quintana
Andy Fisher Jose Torres
Pedro Garcia Outfielders
Randy Wynne Allan Cerda
Nick Martini
TJ Hopkins

Expect to see a lot of pitching changes in this one for the Reds. With Derek Law getting the start, it may be a true bullpen day where you see eight or nine guys all pitch an inning each.

Where to watch/listen/follow the game

Both games will be available to watch on and they are FREE to watch – you do not need a subscription to to watch them today. Only the game against Cleveland will be on the radio and you can listen to it on 700 WLW AM.

Reds links and news

Reds complete the Will Benson trade

Late last night the Cincinnati Reds agreed to send pitching prospect Steve Hajjar to Cleveland to complete the trade from February that saw the Guardians ship Will Benson to the Reds.

Joey Votto’s Opening Day status is still uncertain

With today being the final day of spring training it’s got to be uncomfortable for the Reds to still be uncertain if Joey Votto’s going to be ready to start the year with the club or not.

27 Responses

  1. Mark Moore

    Here’s to Lodolo having a strong final tune-up game. A little odd (or frustrating) that we went through games with no TV coverage and today we get both … and free if you don’t have the subscription. That’s one aspect of ST coverage I won’t miss.

  2. LDS

    I see CES and EDLC are both out until mid-to-late April. Hopefully, the injuries are no worse than described. Reds injury announcements always have me waiting for the other shoe to drop.

    • Optimist

      Oh my – is there a link to that? Waiting for Doug on the RML site as well.

      • Optimist

        NVM – just saw Doug’s tweet and the Goldsmith report. “Not good Bob” is an understatement.

  3. Mark Moore

    Homeplate Chumpire making sure Lodolo gets in plenty of pitches in his scheduled 5 innings. On the other hand, that’s preparation for the regular season, right?

  4. Old-school

    And Jose barrero walks. Can we just pull him now and fly him to a secluded location in Hyde Park till Thursday? Kid has had himself a spring training.

    • Mark Moore

      Booth is saying starters will go about 5 innings and then head to the airport.

  5. Mark Moore

    Fraley takes advantage … again.

  6. Mark Moore

    Nice effort by the guys to go up 1-0. Same score over in Scottsdale against the Rocks so far.

  7. Mark Moore

    Nick heads for Cincy and game #2. Umpire didn’t do him any favors from what I saw.

  8. Mark Moore

    Over is Scottsdale, Gibaut had a decent inning. Gave up a hit, but no runs.

  9. Mark Moore

    OK, that was a funny commercial. Tommy Boy Vogelbach going to steal 2nd because the bases are bigger. 😀

  10. Mark Moore

    Scottsdale crew scored another. A double, some hustle, and a bad throw. Followed by another run on a bloop single.

  11. Mark Moore

    Chased the rocks pitcher over in Scottsdale. Benson coming to bat with men on.

    Nice footwork by the pitcher in Goodyear to get that force at 1st.

  12. Mark Moore

    And then THAT happens. Maybe I’ve got the wrong game on the big screen today and need to switch.

  13. Mark Moore

    I see bunting wasn’t on the teaching list this spring … again.

  14. Mark Moore

    OK, I switched games on the big screen for a bit. At least we’re still up on the Rocks for now.

  15. Mark Moore

    Diaz throwing some filthy stuff!

  16. Mark Moore

    Oops … left a fat on over the plate and the Rocks are battling back. Good Guys still up 4-3 headed to the 5th.

  17. LDS

    Lodolo pulled in under 3. Pitch limit or injury, or other maybe?

    • Mark Moore

      59 pitches. So I’d say he hit the limit for his tune-up. He wasn’t as sharp as the last outing, but he looked decent. HP Chumpire didn’t help at all.

    • Harry Stoner

      “I was happy with all the shape of my pitches and everything,” Lodolo said. “I pitched better than three walks. They were competitive. I feel good and am ready to roll.”

      Lodolo, who next pitches on Saturday vs. the Pirates in the regular season, finished with a 2.16 ERA in five Cactus League starts with 11 hits, nine walks and 22 strikeouts over 16 2/3 innings.

      Since the offseason, improving the changeup was Lodolo’s priority. He felt it was mission accomplished.

      “The best my changeup has been in any start was today. The progress with that is right where I want it to be heading into Saturday,” Lodolo said. I really wanted to get that serviceable in any count. Today I showed that it was.”

      Manager David Bell felt like Lodolo had a successful spring and was right there with fellow starters Hunter Greene and Graham Ashcraft.

  18. Mark Moore

    Rockies game feed just showed a bunch of our guys with bags over their shoulders headed out because they’ve got a plane to catch. Maile is still catching, but the rest of the crew is all minor leaguers. Have to think it’s the same in Goodyear at this point.

    • Kevin Patrick

      I misread your comment thinking it was “bags over their heads”….which would not be quite as exciting. Maybe the Reds can swing a deal for a starter in the next couple of days so our guys won’t have to actually put bags over their heads.

  19. Melvin

    Kind of a boring couple of games today. Everyone ready to start playing for real.