The Cincinnati Reds return to Goodyear this afternoon as they play host to the Seattle Mariners. No television today. You can listen on the radio, where 700 WLW will have the coverage. First pitch is set for 4:05pm ET.

Royals (13-7) and Reds (9-7-2) Lineups

Mariners

Reds

1 Sam Haggerty LF TJ Friedl CF
2 Ty France 1B Elly De La Cruz SS
3 Dylan Moore SS Matt McLain 2B
4 Luis Urias 3B Christian Encarnacion-Strand 3B
5 Brian Anderson DH Jonathan India 1B
6 Taylor Trammell RF Tyler Stephenson C
7 Ryan Bliss 2B Nick Martini RF
8 Seby Zavala C Mike Ford DH
9 Jonatan Clase CF Tony Kemp LF
10 George Kirby RHP Nick Lodolo LHP

Reserve players on today’s Reds roster

Pitchers Infielders
Emilio Pagan Jose Torres
Eddy Demurias Jack Rogers
Lucas Sims Leonardo Balcazar
Alexis Diaz Nick Northcut
Evan Kravetz Francisco Urbaez
Brooks Crawford Outfielders
Tony Santillan Ivan Johnson
Tyler Gilbert Austin Hendrick
Stevie Branche Allan Cerda
Justin Bruihl Alexander Ovalles
Catchers
Connor Burns
P.J. Higgins

Where to watch/listen/follow the game

There is no option to watch the game today. 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

Nick Martinez to throw today

After being scratched from his scheduled start on Thursday with what may have been “a rib out of place”, whatever that is, Martinez will throw to hitters in a simulated game/live bullpen according to Reds.com’s Mark Sheldon.

Andrew Abbott on the mound

Sheldon is also reporting that Abbott, who was originally going to start today, will now pitch a simulated game, allowing Lodolo to pitch in the game that they’ll keep score in.

Another Spring Breakout Game

Cincinnati is playing a second Spring Breakout game tonight. The game will follow the big league game in Goodyear. You can watch it on MLB.com. We’ve got the lineup and more information over at RedsMinorLeagues.com if you’re looking for that.

14 Responses

  1. CI3J

    Hoping Lodolo keeps trucking along with no setbacks. Having him ready to go on or shortly after Opening Day would be huge.

  2. Grover

    Don’t see them on Bally’s schedule

    • Doug Gray

      Apparently I can’t read. I have updated the post. Thanks Grover.

      • ksdavis

        Doug,

        Who determines the amount of spring training games broadcast? Is it the Reds saying we want to broadcast this many spring games or Bally saying we can sell time for this many spring games? I can’t believe that given the excitement from the players last year their wouldn’t be some interest in the spring games. If it is Bally determining amount of games, I think that I would find another TV partner after the contract expires

      • Doug Gray

        Bally.

        But we can at least put some of it on the Reds since they are partial owners of Bally Sports Ohio.

  3. ksdavis

    Given the lack of exciting programming on Bally during the day, can’t see why their would not be some viewership of the games. I maybe understand not putting games on during the weekend, since college BB going on, but a Tuesday afternoon or so would seem to be a prime time to put on a spring game.

  4. Jason Franklin

    What happened with Dunn? Is he injured or something? I may have missed that.

    Also, why not play Dunn over Martini or Kemp?

    • Doug Gray

      Dunn is back in minor league camp. If Friedl is injured for real and is going to miss a real amount of time, it’ll be interesting to see if the club brings Dunn back into big league camp (and maybe Hurtubise, too).

  5. Kevin Patrick

    Listening on the radio. Is Friedl ok?

  6. GW

    I’m at the game. He walked off not holding his shoulder or anything but who knows.

  7. LDS

    Sprained wrist it seems. Don’t know how long Friedl will be laid up.

    • Harry Stoner

      Hopefully not too long, nor rushed back.

      I’ve been a slow convert on Friedl.

      I’ve grown to like his game.

      He’s got a unique blend of skills on the team.

      • Mauired

        Same here. I think Friedl snuck up on all of Baseball last year. A year ago, he was battling for a roster spot. Now MLB network recognized him as a top 10 Center Fielder. Pretty amazing. I hope he’s not just a shooting star ala Winker. He’s got to stay healthy.

        On another note. I really would love to see Bell swap Elly and McLain in the lineup. I see McLain as the perfect two hole hitter. Like Friedl he excels in getting on base and having two table setters constantly getting on base (and stealing bases) in front of the sluggers is the way to go. And he also has some of the best contact skills to get Freidl in from scoring position. If Elly slugs to his potential this year Reds need to capitalize with has much on base talent in front of him as possible.