After an off day on Tuesday, the Cincinnati Reds get back on the field and they will be playing two games today. In Goodyear they will host the Milwaukee Brewers at 3:05pm ET. They will also hit the road to take on the San Diego Padres at 3:10pm ET. This is the second time they’ll be playing a set of split-squad games and in both cases they played the Brewers in one of those games.

The game against the San Diego Padres will be available to watch on Padres.com. The game against the Brewers will be on radio and you can tune in for that on 1360 WSAI AM.

Brewers (3-7) and Reds (5-4-1) Lineups

Brewers

Reds

1 Jackson Chourio CF TJ Friedl CF
2 Andruw Monasterio SS Will Benson LF
3 Tyler Black 1B Noelvi Marte 3B
4 Christian Arroyo 3B Jake Fraley RF
5 Owen Miller 2B Mike Ford 1B
6 Blake Perkins RF Luke Maile C
7 Joey Ortiz DH Josh Harrison 2B
8 Jeferson Quero C Conner Capel DH
9 Chris Roller LF Edwin Arroyo SS
10 Bryse Wilson RHP Brandon Williamson LHP

Reserve players on today’s Reds roster

Pitchers Infielders
Michael Byrne Austin Callahan
Brooks Crawford Tyler Callihan
Myles Gayman Alex McGarry
Jake Gozzo Miguel Hernandez
Brooks Kriske Jose Torres
Lucas Sims Outfielders
Justin Bruihl Rece Hinds
Brent Suter Bubba Thompson
Catchers Anthony Alford
Mat Nelson Jay Allen II
Austin Wynns
Eric Yang

Where to watch/listen/follow the game

This game has no television option. You can listen on the radio at 1360 WSAI AM. First pitch is set for 3:05pm ET. If you want to follow along on gameday, here is your link.

Reds (5-4-1) and Padres (7-7) Lineups

Reds

Padres

1 Spencer Steer LF Xander Bogaerts SS
2 Elly De La Cruz SS Jake Cronenworth 1B
3 Christian Encarnacion-Strand 1B Fernando Tatis Jr. RF
4 Tyler Stephenson C Manny Machado DH
5 Nick Martini DH Jurickson Profar LF
6 Stuart Fairchild CF Luis Campusano C
7 Jose Barrero RF Jackson Merrill CF
8 Tony Kemp 2B Tyler Wade 3B
9 Sal Stewart 3B Eguy Rosario 2B
10 Graham Ashcraft RHP Randy Vasquez RHP

Reserve players on today’s Reds roster

Pitchers Infielders
Donovan Benoit Johnny Ascanio
Owen Holt Cam Collier
Zach Maxwell Quincy McAfee
Andrew Moore Hernan Perez
Braxton Roxby Outfielders
Carson Spiers Allan Cerda
Jacob Heatherly Blake Dunn
Catchers Jacob Hurtubise
James Free Ivan Johnson
P.J. Higgins
Michael Trautwein
Daniel Vellojin

Where to watch/listen/follow the game

You can watch this game on Padres.com. There is no Reds radio broadcast for this game. If you want to follow along with gameday, here is your link that for that.

News and Notes

Jonathan India to play on Friday night

After missing the first two weeks of games, Jonathan India is expected to get into the game on Friday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers according to manager David Bell.

Nick Lodolo’s pitching again

After throwing two simulated innings this afternoon, Nick Lodolo told Charlie Goldsmith of the Cincinnati Enquirer that he was good, and his next step was to pitch in a game. Goldsmith has some video from today, too:

57 Responses

  1. Luke J

    I see where it says you can watch the game on mlb.com/padres, but I don’t see where on that site to watch it. Does anyone know how that works? I have mlb.tv, so I hope that means I can watch it. Do I need to change my preferred team to the padres?

    • LarkinPhillips

      I believe you should be good to watch the game on MLB.tv, it is just the Padres broadcast crew rather than Bally Ohio.

    • Mark Moore

      No TV for either game on MLB.tv and audio only for the Bernie’s contest. Looks like we get the short-stick again. Thanks, Reds FO for supporting the fanbase.

      • Luke J

        It looks like if you go to mlb.com/padres you can watch the game. I found it right there on that page. There is no specific game page for it. I’m not sure if you need mlb.tv to watch it, because my browser automatically logs me in.

  2. Melvin

    Looks like we’ll have to wait at least one more day for McLain. His health is vital to winning this year so giving him time to completely heal is wise. Wouldn’t want another “tweak”.

  3. Indy Red Man

    I’m probably in the minority, but I like Martini and think his swing fits Gabp perfectly. As long as he gets about 120 at-bats at most

    • LarkinPhillips

      IRM, I like Martini as a depth piece at AAA and competent to fill in if injuries occur. I view him as a redundant to Fraley and Benson as a LHH outfielder. We have enough infielders that he shouldn’t log time as a 1b at all.

    • Melvin

      Yeah. I like him too. He just doesn’t fit with the way things currently are. He’s not as versatile as some others.

      • Indy Red Man

        Maybe not. I haven’t wrote down every guy on the roster and went through them, but you know the youngsters aren’t pinch-hitting regularly

      • Melvin

        Yes. As strictly a pinch hitter he would be good.

    • Old-school

      Interesting to see how Josh Van Schrockmartini hits this spring.

  4. Doug Gray

    I have embedded the video feed for the Reds and Padres game above so we can all watch it together here if we want.

  5. Mark Moore

    OK, had to open a second window so I can comment, but at least we have video for a change.

    • Doug Gray

      Three days in a row! Next two games are on MLB Network. I feel spoiled. But only because we’ve been so limited.

  6. Melvin

    BB for EDLC is a good thing. More patience will pay off big time.

  7. Melvin

    Barrero looks comfortable playing RF.

  8. Old-school

    By all accounts, Fairchild is ahead of Barrero for the last spot., Interesting dynamic playing next to each other and hitting back to back

    • Mark Moore

      +500

      Neither has options left, so whoever gets the ax gets traded or ends up in another uniform.

    • Melvin

      Wouldn’t be at all surprised that both make it with someone going on the IL.

      • wkuchad

        Or Marte starting the year in Louisville?

        That wouldn’t be my choice, but if everyone starts the year healthy, I could see this happening.

      • Melvin

        You may be right but Marte in AAA sure sounds counterproductive to me.

  9. Old-school

    I get its spring training but situational baseball is always important. Leadoff double and Barrero has 1 job…get Fairchild to third. He K’s and the Reds dont play add-on.

    Barrero swung and missed on a slider in the zone, then chased the high fb out of the zone. This year is about professional at bats and winning and having 9 credible hitters in the lineup every day. That wasnt a productive at bat. Granted..its ST but a long pattern for Barrero.

    • Mauired

      He’s got a 1.029 ops this spring. I’d say he’s providing some professional at bats. I’m a big fan of the 4 walks in 14 plate appearances. And here is something crazy for him. He has as many walks as ks. Has this kid finally found some plate discipline?

      • Melvin

        “He has as many walks as ks”

        An argument could be made that he had one more walk and one less K if Gameday is correct on a 3-2 called third strike. I don’t know exactly who will make the opening day roster but the fact is no one he’s competing with can play as many positions or has as much talent or potential. He’s still pretty young (doesn’t turn 26 until April 5). Nothing against Fairchild (turns 28 on March 17). We’ll see how many roster spots are needed and who starts on the IL. I can’t see anyone else but those two getting the final spots unless three spots are needed and Martini gets one of them.

    • Melvin

      “I get its spring training but situational baseball is always important”

      I agree with that and I hope it’s emphasized more than ever this year. Little things like that are the difference between being good and being winners. Win Win Win

  10. Mark Moore

    A couple nice innings from Ashcraft so far.

  11. Mark Moore

    EDLC had a great jump … didn’t matter as CES blasts one.

  12. Melvin

    HR CES. He and EDLC are a good combination. 🙂

  13. Mark Moore

    Cronenworth is playing some solid D today.

  14. Old-school

    Ty Steve looked like Tony Gwynn on that second hit. Serving out to CF where it was pitched. Good 2 AB’s for him

  15. Mark Moore

    The fussy baby near their broadcast booth … 😮

  16. Mark Moore

    Have to mute to take a meeting. Steer was a little over-matched on that fly ball.

    • Melvin

      Needs some more seasoning out there but I don’t believe he is as bad defensively as the stats say.

  17. Mark Moore

    Ooops … maybe a little slow coming around 3rd and trying to score?

  18. Melvin

    Good play by CES. He COULD play the outfield if necessary.

  19. Mark Moore

    Pretty good throw … still couldn’t get him. 😀

  20. Mark Moore

    Chaos = another run scored. Didn’t even think about coming home with that throw.

    • Melvin

      Besides his hit that he scored on he also scored on his two walks as well. Hopefully he’s starting to get it that a walk means a run for him more often than not. Not swinging for the fences every pitch, making more contact, and being more patient will be a nightmare for other teams.

  21. Old-school

    Elly isnt a headache

    Hes a migraine

  22. MBS

    Spiers is looking pretty good. It’s nice to watch a game, and not just see highlight plays.

  23. Melvin

    Stephenson catching the whole game is kind of interesting. At least he has so far with four ABs.