After an off day on Wednesday, the Cincinnati Reds are back on the field tonight in Goodyear. They’ll host the Los Angeles Dodgers on national television.

Today’s game will be televised on MLB Network. Radio broadcast for today is on 700 WLW.ย  The game is set to begin at 8:05pm ET.

Dodgers (5-1-1) and Reds (3-1-1) Lineups



1 Mookie Betts 2B Jake Fraley RF
2 Jason Heyward RF Elly De La Cruz SS
3 Will Smith C Jeimer Candelario 3B
4 Teoscar Hernandez LF Spencer Steer LF
5 James Outman CF Tyler Stephenson C
6 Chris Taylor 3B Christian Encarnacion-Strand 1B
7 Gavin Lux SS Mike Ford DH
8 Chris Owings DH Stuart Fairchild CF
9 Kevin Padlo 1B Tony Kemp 2B
10 James Paxton LHP Graham Ashcraft RHP

Reserve players on todayโ€™s Reds roster

* denotes that they are expected to pitch today

Pitchers Infielders
Alexis Diaz* Edwin Arroyo
Tejay Antone* Jose Barrero
Buck Farmer* Tyler Callihan
Fernando Cruz* Hernan Perez
Justin Bruihl* Francisco Urbaez
Brooks Kriske* Outfielders
Brett Kennedy* Conner Capel
Michael Byrne Rece Hinds
Peyton Gray Jacob Hurtubise
Evan Kravetz Bubba Thompson
P.J. Higgins
Mat Nelson
Daniel Vellojin
Austin Wynns

Where to watch/listen/follow the game

If you are looking to watch the game today you can find it on MLB Network and To listen to the game on the radio it will be available on 700 WLW. If you want to follow along with gameday, here is your link for that.

News and Notes

Pitchers progressing well

Some good news on the injury front. Bell told Mark Sheldon of that tomorrow would be a better day to talk about Lodolo, with the idea there being they’d need to see how he felt tomorrow.

Matt McLain getting a clean bill of health is also good news. Even though his MRI came back clean after his initial oblique tweak, it’s good to see that he’s getting closer to getting back on the field and into games.

Watch while you can

If you’ve got the opportunity to watch the game, do so. The next one you can watch will be on March 7th unless someone adds a game between now and then.

44 Responses

  1. Melvin

    I’m Indy and hope it’s not blacked out since it’s ST. Could be a fun season with all of the talent we now have.

    • Doug Gray

      My note about the blackouts is about trying to watch through MLBtv. I’m not sure if MLB Network games are blacked out or not through MLBtv.

      • Doug Gray

        I have checked – I am not blacked out via MLBtv.

      • Mark Moore

        As I understand it, ST games are not subject to any blackouts.

    • Melvin

      I just had a chance to check. I’m not blacked out either.

  2. JB WV

    Glad to hear McClain is healthy. The offense tailed off last year after he was injured.

  3. Mark Moore

    Good first inning. Really liked the single, single plus speed, and sac fly to score Elly.

    • Melvin

      Glad to see we’re learning how to score more without the HR.

  4. MK

    Iโ€™m watching Spectrum Sportsnet Live LA.

    The names on the backs of the uniforms are really small.

  5. MK

    Looks like Alexisโ€™s leg lift is a little higher than last year.

  6. Melvin

    De La Cruz showing patience at the plate is a very good thing. Walks are more often than not a double….maybe even a triple. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Mark Moore

      From your lips to God’s ears … were it not for a good carom, he’s on 3rd and then scores on the bobble by Lux.

  7. LDS

    I know itโ€™s only Spring Training and these games donโ€™t count. But I like beating the Dodgers anywhere, anytime. Iโ€™d especially like it, if they were beaten 1-0 and thoroughly out pitched.

    • Mark Moore

      It’s one of the oldest grudge opponent matches in my memory.

  8. Mark Moore

    Nice inning from TJ. If he’s well on the way to healed, that ups our bullpen game.

  9. Melvin

    Not a bad hit by CES. haha It would have been out in most ball parks.

  10. Mark Moore

    WOW!!! CES put a charge into that one. A triple an deep enough for TySteve to score?

    I like this stuff.

    • Old-school

      He WoNt Be A PuMpKiN but might regress

      SiGn VoTtO

      MaRte aNd CeS NeEd AaA

  11. Mark Moore

    I’m thinking Stuey might develop some facial hair this year … the scraggly kind on the chin.

  12. Mark Moore

    Ooops … Betts caught that one even though it was a little low.

  13. Rick

    Good news concerning McLain.
    Elly looks like he’s added a couple lbs that’ll help his endurance, stamina, come late summer.

  14. Frankie Tomatoes

    The sight of the Dodgers still takes me back to the rivalry days before they changed up the divisions. Even with a game that does not count I want the Reds to beat them by 25.

    • Mark Moore

      The pain of waiting so long for the “late box scores” to find their way to the papers when they played out there.

  15. Mark Moore

    Soooo close to working out of that jam.

  16. Mark Moore

    Talk about carry on that hit by Arroyo … ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    • Melvin

      I forgot how you do you “wow” emoji. Tell me again please.

      • Mark Moore

        colon followed by a lower-case “o” … ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

      • Melvin

        Let me know if you can figure out a “thumbs up”. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Mark Moore

        So far, I’ve only found about 4 or 5 that work on this site.

      • Melvin

        I’ve got the first four. Tell me the last one please.

  17. Melvin

    Arroyo showing power. Almost out in LF. I’m seeing very good things out of his all around game. Didn’t realize he hit LH.

  18. Mark Moore

    Bit of a cookie there and he got all of it.

  19. Mark Moore

    Trolley Dodgers booth talking about Joey’s “shopping cart” video now. They are chuckling. Giving him quite a bit of love.

    Wynns put a charge into that one but it was run down.

  20. Mark Moore

    Wins are good. Wins against the Trolley Dodgers are extra sweet.

    Off to bed. Great fun to be watching games and interacting with this crew again.