Tonight the Cincinnati Reds will play hosts to the Chicago Cubs at Goodyear Ballpark. The Reds will be available to watch for the second straight day as this game is being broadcast by Marquee Sports Network and will be on MLB Network and MLB.tv. If you would prefer to listen to it on the radio, 700 WLW has the coverage. First pitch is set for 8:05pm ET.

Cubs (6-6-1) and Reds (6-5-1) Lineups

Cubs

Reds

1 Owen Caissie LF TJ Friedl CF
2 Garrett Cooper DH Elly De La Cruz SS
3 Michael Busch 1B Spencer Steer LF
4 Jorge Alfaro C Will Benson RF
5 Alexander Canario RF Mike Ford 1B
6 Pete Crow-Armstrong CF Noelvi Marte DH
7 David Bote 2B Josh Harrison 3B
8 Matt Shaw 3B Tony Kemp 2B
9 Luis Vazquez SS Austin Wynns C
10 Hayden Wesneski RHP Hunter Greene RHP

Reserve players on today’s Reds roster

 

Pitchers Infielders
Owen Holt Alex McGarry
Stevie Branche Hernan Perez
Tony Santillan Miguel Hernandez
Casey Legumina Ivan Johnson
Tyler Gilbert Outfielders
Alan Busenitz Francisco Urbaez
Catchers Allan Cerda
Connor Burns Bubba Thompson
P.J. Higgins Conner Capel
Rece Hinds
Jacob Hurtubise

Where to watch/listen/follow the game

This game will be available to watch on MLB Network and MLB.tv. 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

First roster cuts

The Reds made their first round of spring training roster cuts today. They sent 12 players back to minor league spring training, including top prospects Rhett Lowder, Chase Petty, and Edwin Arroyo. You can see the full list from our piece earlier today right here.

Nick Lodolo to debut on Sunday

The Reds Spring Breakout roster

The Cincinnati Reds Spring Breakout roster was released this afternoon. Cincinnati’s roster has 24 players on it and 13 of them are among the club’s top 25 prospects. Right-handed pitcher Rhett Lowder, the team’s 2nd rated prospect, represents the highest rated player on the Spring Breakout roster. If you want to see the full rosters, some videos of some of the players, and get more information – we’ve got you covered right here.

40 Responses

  1. Melvin

    Seems like EDLC is playing most every day already. Not complaining.

  2. Mark Moore

    Would love to see us put the hurt on the Stupid Cubs tonight.

    • Melvin

      You just LOVE the Cubs don’t you? haha

      • Mark Moore

        Even though the first pro games I saw in person were Cubbies games. One in Spring Training, one in Wrigley.

  3. PTBNL

    Seems like a quick turn around for Nick Lodolo. What happened in between his latest set back and now?

  4. DaveCT

    It’d be fun to see Connor Burns. His defense if reportedly very, very good.

  5. Laredo Slider

    Where’s CES? Get this guy on the field and leave him alone.

  6. Mark A Verticchio

    Greene gives up way to many long balls, is it a concern?

  7. Reddawgs2012

    First three batters for Hunter Greene:

    Dominant strikeout
    Gets ahead 0-2 then throws 4 straight balls for a walk
    Throws a FB right over the middle of the plate and it gets clobbered

    Seems familiar.

  8. Doc

    Any reason we are seeing Greene’s starts getting worse? At what point does the focus change from working on stuff to working on getting hitters out? A WHIP of 1.80 and climbing does not exude warm fuzzies!

  9. DaveCT

    I didn’t think a play by play guy could annoy me as much as Sadak does. Until today.

  10. Old-school

    It just seems like Greene throws 40% of his pitches that have zero purpose. They arent strikes. They arent quality set up pitches. And he still doesnt have a third pitch. It’s why he has an ERA over 4.5 and cant get out of the 5 th inning without throwing 100 pitches. Something has to change and it starts with throwing a third pitch for a strike. Hitters just sit on his FB and his slider isnt there yet and his third pitch is still in the lab.

    • SR

      Agree 100%. That third pitch should be slower than the FB and slider too.

    • BK

      I agree. He didn’t look sharp at all, but it’s spring training and that’s not overly concerning, even though the pattern looked similar to last season.

      What concerned me was his mound presence. He was visibly frustrated; not a best practice as a pro. Also, he looks like he’s added bad weight. He doesn’t look like a shortstop anymore.

      Of course, none of this matters if he’s productive when the games count.

  11. Mark Moore

    Tuned in a little late, but got to see that BLAST from Steer.

  12. Old-school

    Hunter Greene with 55 pitches in 2+ innings.

    • Mark Moore

      I’m not concerned … yet … 😮

  13. Old-school

    Friedl is a human Mosquito. Annoying as hell with the 11 pitch at bat.

    • Mark Moore

      And then a noisy out. Just got under it a bit too much.

  14. LDS

    Experimentation aside, the Reds pitching has been, at best, mixed over the last 6-7 games. I’d like to see another round of cuts over the weekend. They need to start focusing on getting off to a good start. Right now, they have rational explanations. That ends in about three weeks. Get ready.

    • Mark Moore

      Generally, I’m in agreement with that. It’s time to begin narrowing things down and moving more toward a “real game” mindset.

    • Old-school

      Agree LDS. They start slow every year and yes…its Early march..but there needs to be a “progression” to use a Reds term over the next 2 weeks from the 26 guys who come north/east. Time to start the accountability meter of competition.

    • Melvin

      Fast starts could mean all the difference. just ask the 1990 Reds.

      • LDS

        Especially, given their propensity to collapse after the All Star game. Go wire to wire . That would be fun. Won’t happen, but still.

      • MK

        A win in April is worth as much as one in September.

  15. Mark Moore

    I like the way they manufactured that run. Nice job by Benson.

    • BK

      Yes, Benson looks like he has improved and he was already quite good.

  16. BK

    Legumina was tossing magic beans. He looked good—he went right after all three hitters.

  17. Mark Moore

    Ted Lily isn’t bad … but the main play-by-play doesn’t do anything for me.

  18. BK

    Twenty-two pitches for six outs…that works!

  19. Mark Moore

    I’m running out of gas for tonight. Hope we can add on another run or two, but a tie tonight isn’t so bad.

  20. BK

    Gilbert looked good across his two innings. Like Legumina, he was aggressive in the zone.