The Cincinnati Reds are back to playing day games and this afternoon they will hit the road to take on the San Francisco Giants. There’s no television coverage for today’s game. You can listen on the radio, with 1360 WSAI having the coverage.First pitch is set for 4:05pm ET.

Reds (8-6-2) and Giants (6-8-2) Lineups

Reds

Giants

1 Spencer Steer LF Jung Hoo Lee CF
2 Christian Encarnacion-Strand 1B Wilmer Flores 1B
3 Luke Maile C Michael Conforto LF
4 Stuart Fairchild CF Jorge Soler DH
5 Nick Martini RF Matt Chapman 3B
6 Josh Harrison 3B Mike Yastrzemski RF
7 Mike Ford DH Thairo Estrada 2B
8 Tony Kemp 2B Tom Murphy C
9 Edwin Arroyo SS Nick Ahmed SS
10 Frankie Montas RHP Mason Black RHP

Reserve players on today’s Reds roster

Pitchers Infielders
Evan Kravetz Austin Callahan
Peyton Gray Alex McGarry
Carson Rudd Jose Torres
Tony Santillan Miguel Hernandez
Casey Legumina Victor Acosta
Justin Bruihl Outfielders
Zach Maxwell Anthony Alford
Catchers Justice Thompson
Eric Yang Austin Hendrick
Hayden Jones Alexander Ovalles

Where to watch/listen/follow the game

No television broadcast today. To listen to the game on the radio it will be available on 1360 WSAI. If you want to follow along with gameday, here is your link for that.

News and Notes

Roster Cuts

Cincinnati sent five players down to the minor leagues today, including one of their top prospects – Connor Phillips. We’ve got more on the moves from our story earlier today.

Bill Plummer has passed away

After debuting with the Cubs and playing in two games with them in 1968, Bill Plummer’s next eight seasons in the big leagues came with the Cincinnati Reds between 1970 and 1977. He was released by the Reds at the end of spring training in 1978 and signed on with the Seattle Mariners where he played his final season in Major League Baseball.

Ian Gibaut working his way back

Former Redleg Nation writer Nick Kirby is out in Arizona for spring training right now and he’s reporting that Ian Gibaut threw a bullpen session today in Goodyear. Gibaut has been dealing with a forearm issue and has not pitched in games yet this spring.

43 Responses

  1. JB WV

    Sad to hear about Plummer. He was a solid backup to JB. Two WS rings. Did Trevino take over after he left?

    • Tom

      Don Werner and Vic Correll were the backups in 1978. Trevino’s first year was 1982 after being acquired from the Mets & was the starter. Werner, Correll, Mike O’Berry and Joe Nolan were the catching crew behind Bench in the years before JB moved to 3B.

      • Mark Moore

        Don Werner … he of the “funky” catching stance (if memory serves correctly).

      • Oldtimer

        Trevino made a cameo appearance on the 1990 Reds. They needed a back-up catcher in September that year.

      • David

        Don Werner caught Tom Seaver’s no-hitter in 1978.

        yeah, sorry to hear about Bill Plummer. Was a really solid guy. Had a pretty good 1976 season, as he caught more that year. Johnny was recovering from off-season shoulder surgery and did not hit well that season, although he ended up being the World Series MVP.

    • Old-school

      Vic correll ushered in an era of some fun trivia for Reds backup catchers. Don werner joe nolan alex trevino Dan Billardello and the immortal Steve Christmas

  2. LDS

    Harrison, Ford, Kemp, and Martini all in the lineup at the same time. That’ll strike fear in the opposing teams.

    • LarkinPhillips

      2 homers and another rbi hit so far.

    • magi210

      RBI: Maile (5), Kemp (3), Martini (5), Ford (3)

      Apparently the Giants don’t care for them. 🙂

      • Doc

        I can see why LDS said the lineup would strike fear into the opponents, especially given a lineup this strong with bench pieces!

    • 2020ball

      We are supposed to make teams afraid in ST? Haha what an absolutely silly comment.

      • Chris

        Lighten up Francis, I think it was just an off-handed joke.

      • 2020ball

        Jokes are supposed to be funny bruv. If LDS lowkey trolled me, props to him

    • RedsGettingBetter

      I quickly read omitting the comma “Harrison Ford”… it seems funny to me

  3. CI3J

    What the heck happened to Montas??

    Zero control. 3 walks and a wild pitch, and only got 1 out before being replaced??

    Please don’t tell me he re-injured himself…

    • LDS

      Lottery tickets don’t always pay off. Let’s hope he’s better on opening day. Bell’s call is starting to look very premature

  4. Old-school

    Anyone following live

    Gameday makes no sense unless they pulled Montas on pitch count first inning then re-entered in 2nd inning

    • LarkinPhillips

      Radio says that’s what happened. I tuned into radio during 2ndinning.

  5. Optimist

    This is a good use of ST pitching rules. Take advantage of it since it obviously won’t work in the regular season. Still, is it on that much of a knife edge to go from lost to found after 15 minutes on the bench? Whatever . . .

  6. Mark Moore

    Blinked checking Gameday and we pile on 4 more runs … 😮

  7. Roger Garrett

    Doesn’t matter much but let me say this right here.Barring injury if CES doesn’t get 500 + at bats this year somebody needs to be showed the door.This dude regardless need to be handed a job,no platooning and little or no time as the DH.His home for 150 games is first base and his spot is hitting 4th.The rest of this team can and no doubt will move all over the diamond and all over the batting order but not this guy.

    • VaRedsFan

      Wholeheartedly agree. He should start 19 out of every 20 games.

    • Chris

      AMEN!!! I’ve been saying this for a while now. Everywhere he plays, he seems to have doubters, and all he does is prove them wrong. This kid might very well be the MVP on the team this season. He’s an absolute stud.

    • DW

      Yep. Needs to be in the 4 or 5 hole as many games as possible.

    • Ksdavis

      I agree 100 percent. Yahoo sports (I think) had an article a couple of weeks ago about the Braves. Most of their starters play a high percentage of the games. Phillies were trying to emulate that. JT Relamuto said he was in the best shape of his career. Worked with the trainers to get in best shape physically. Worked on his diet. Able to play as many games as he as in his career.

    • JB WV

      +1000. Said it before, stick him in the 4 spot and let him mash. Period

    • LarkinPhillips

      I have been a self proclaimed CES guy since early in the year last year when I was watching him in Louisville and couldn’t agree more. Welcome aboard the CES bus!

    • Old-school

      +1000
      CES will
      Hit 30 bombs and is our first baseman

    • DW

      He reminds me so much of Pete Alonso, but even seems more athletic.

  8. Doc

    Game Day is stuck on mound visit for a long time. Is Montas OK?

    Is the wind blowing out today? Stadium seems to have trouble holding balls.

    • LarkinPhillips

      Wind is blowing out and umpire has a “postage stamp sized zone” according to cowboy.

    • Tom Diesman

      Gameday is stuck there for me as well. Montas came out there, but because of pitch limit I’d assume.

      • Doug Gray

        The Reds have scored 5 runs since gameday last updated.

  9. LarkinPhillips

    It sucks not being able to watch today, but I am super excited about seeing two games tomorrow night. Reds minor leaguers then the Reds verse rangers.

  10. Mark Moore

    Headed for a football score outcome

  11. Kevin Patrick

    I think Luke Maile might just make the Reds this year. Bat this guy 3rd. Jeez! Forgive my sarcasm, but my goodness…if he and Stevenson can hit this year, I don’t care who is the primary catcher.

  12. Nick

    Your right put ces in hope bell leaves him alone the dude can hit 40 hr and drive in 90 at least I think he is a pure hitter

  13. doctorrockett

    Here’s my lineup (wish I didn’t have to include Candy based on what we’ve seen so far but it is what it is…):
    1. Fried-CF (L)
    2. EDLC-SS (per Bell) (S)
    3. McLain-2B (R)
    4. Benson-RF (L)
    5. CES-1B (R)
    6. Steer-LF (R)
    7. Candy-3B (S)
    8. Stephenson-C (R)
    9. India-DH (R)