The Cincinnati Reds are on the field tonight as they take on the Texas Rangers at Surprise Stadium. This game will be televised on Bally Sports Ohio. You can also listen on the radio, where 1360 WSAI will have the coverage. First pitch is set for 9:05pm ET.

Reds (9-6-2) and Rangers (9-8-2) Lineups

Reds

Rangers

1 TJ Friedl CF Marcus Semien 2B
2 Matt McLain SS Evan Carter LF
3 Jeimer Candelario 3B Wyatt Langford DH
4 Jake Fraley RF Adolis Garcia RF
5 Jonathan India 2B Jared Walsh 1B
6 Christian Encarnacion-Strand 1B Jonah Heim C
7 Will Benson LF Ezequiel Duran SS
8 Luke Maile C Matt Duffy 3B
9 Stuart Fairchild DH Leody Taveras CF
10 Tejay Antone RHP Jon Gray RHP

Reserve players on today’s Reds roster

Pitchers Infielders
Owen Holt Hernan Perez
Lucas Sims Miguel Hernandez
Donovan Benoit Francisco Urbaez
Michael Byrne Ricardo Cabrera
Alexis Diaz James Free
Braxton Roxby Outfielders
Buck Farmer Justice Thompson
Fernando Cruz Allan Cerda
Myles Gayman Austin Hendrick
Brooks Kriske Ariel Almonte
Catchers Bubba Thompson
Hayden Jones
Logan Tanner

Where to watch/listen/follow the game

Bally Sports Ohio will have the game tonight. 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

Nick Martinez has a problem

Martinez was supposed to start the game tonight but apparently he might have a rib out of place? Somehow that might only push him back two days? I’m not a doctor but after hearing about this I’m not sure I could be one because I’m confused about it all.

Michael Trautwein is back in camp

Earlier this month the Reds sent catching Michael Trautwein to minor league camp. But with Austin Wynns dealing with an injury the team needs another catcher and it’s led to them re-inviting Trautwein to big league camp as a non-roster invitee.

Reds win the Spring Breakout opener

Cincinnati’s prospect team topped the Rangers prospect team 4-1 earlier today. We’ll share some highlights in the big league recap late tonight, but here’s the box score for those looking to check it out.

32 Responses

  1. Melvin

    ” but apparently he might have a rib out of place?”

    That’s a head scratcher for me too. lol As soon as they pop it back in place he’ll be ready to pitch in a couple of days. A common injury. hahaha

  2. Old-school

    Devin Williams brewers out 2 months with stress fracture. Thats huge

    • Redsvol

      Multiple stress fractures in the back……..I’d be very surprised he is pitching a baseball at 100 mph 2 months after that diagnosis. I’d be surprised if Williams pitches at all this season.

      But I do wish him a healthy recovery. That is a tough diagnosis for anyone.

  3. Melvin

    Might be nice for Candelario to hit at least a little bit in ST. Hopefully it will start tonight.

  4. RedsGettingBetter

    It´s concerning that Martínez who is suppose to be a valued part of the pitching depth gets injured just 2 weeks away from the opening day and after having a nice ST so far…A rib out of place sounds as a crazy thing…waiting for more info about that…

    • Mark Moore

      Maybe he sneezed and threw it out of place. That kind of stuff has happened to me. Of course, I’m 60 and fat … 😉

  5. Mark Moore

    Saw the wrap on the Prospects’ game. Looks like Lowder had 2 solid innings of work. I think he’s one to watch closely over this season and next.

  6. Melvin

    I found the game on MLB Rangers broadcast if anyone is interested.

  7. Melvin

    I’m guessing Friedl missed that in the lights?

  8. LDS

    EDLC sitting out 2nd straight game? Is there a story there? Not an injury?

    • Melvin

      I don’t know. Seems like he’s played a lot so far though.

      • LDS

        True, but less than two weeks to go. Time to start playing the starters. In other words, it’s time to get serious. The little league strategy needs to go.

      • Melvin

        Yeah. I agree. Most have been playing lately it seems.

    • AllTheHype

      He was optioned to Minor League camp with CES.

      • greenmtred

        I thought that they’d both been DFA’d because no other team would trade a 35 journeyman for them. Bell must be seething.

  9. Rick

    Rib out of place. How long before torn rib cartlige shows up?

    • Melvin

      Sounds painful. I wander how long the poor guy has had a rib out of place.

      • Rick

        That’s a good question. Was it sudden? Or, had it worsened? The pitching motion is a lot of torque on that upper torso. I hope it’s a simple act as was reported.

  10. Melvin

    McLain hasn’t found his timing yet. At least he seems to be healthy which could also be said about Antone.

    • Rick

      Our offense suffered w/o him last year post injury. I suspect it’s going to be a while with no offseason batting cage work.

  11. LarkinPhillips

    I really hope I am wrong, but watching tonight and listening the last few days, plus our schedule out of the gate in first month or so, I feel like it’s going to be another slow start for the Reds this year.

  12. Old-school

    Opening Day is 2 weeks away. Nationals starting pitchers have gone 5/5/ and 5.2 innings the last 3 days. Mackenzie gore gave up 1 run and pitched 5.2 innings 2 days ago and threw a significant amount of pitches. Other teams SP are throwing 4-5 innnings and facing 18-20 batters. Where are the reds starting pitchers? Where are the 5 innings and 70 pitches ? Where are the beat writers? Tonight is a bullpen game? 2 weeks before the start of the season Reds are throwing bullpen guys instead of starting pitchers.

    Bell and DJ need to answer why the Reds arent prepared to have starting pitchers throw 4-5 innings 2 weeks before the season starts.

    Its time to officially question the Reds preparation.

    • LarkinPhillips

      See my comment above. Last year I complained about this time and the year before where you could see other teams start to turn up the intensity and prepare while the Reds never did. I’ve never seen a sense of urgency at any point from Bell and Company including a playoff push last year.

      • Melvin

        First time for everything………..hopefully. 😉

      • LarkinPhillips

        Melvin I hope so. I would love some crow with BBQ sauce.

    • Redsvol

      totally agree @Old School. For all the talk about players coming in early and being ready to go in mid-February due to all their off-season work, the results need to start showing. T-minus 2 weeks.

      Spring training results might not matter, but pitches thrown and innings played sure does. Time to pretend April games matter.

    • Doug Gray

      Montas said he threw 80ish pitches yesterday.

      Tonight was a bullpen game because Nick Martinez got pushed back two days. You made me go back and double check that I actually wrote about that in this post you are commenting on. Sure enough, I did write that. So maybe let’s do less “time to question the Reds” and more checking out the entire posts before commenting (the Montas interview where he speaks of his pitch count is in yesterday’s recap since that’s when he pitched).

  13. Mark A Verticchio

    God forbid but Candelario is bringing back memories of Moose.

    • Melvin

      Naw. He at least can actually move. His swing looks better too. I’m confident he at least will be much better than that…….hopefully. 😉

  14. Mark A Verticchio

    My biggest complaint about Bell is that he never shows a sense of urgency in any form, pre-season prep or late season playoff pushes.

    • Indy Red Man

      Idk to judge a sense of urgency in a 6 month season? Grab bases and throw them around like Sweet Lou? I thought Gabe Kapler was pretty good, but then LA and SD spent a ton more then SF and suddenly Kapler stun and got fired. Guys are lucky to get a job, but its tough to hang on to