The Cincinnati Reds are back on the road this afternoon as they head over to Mesa to take on the Oakland Athletics. There’s no television broadcast today – for the final time this year. Every game moving forward will be televised until the season comes to an end. Celebrate. Today’s first pitch is set for 4:05pm ET.

Reds (10-13-2) and Athletics (11-12-3) Lineups

Reds

Athletics

1 Jonathan India 2B JJ Bleday CF
2 Will Benson RF Zack Gelof 2B
3 Christian Encarnacion-Strand 3B Brent Rooker DH
4 Tyler Stephenson C Shea Langeliers C
5 Nick Martini 1B Seth Brown RF
6 Stuart Fairchild CF J.D. Davis 1B
7 Jacob Hurtubise LF Abraham Toro 3B
8 Bubba Thompson DH Max Schuemann LF
9 Erik Gonzalez SS Max Muncy SS
10 Graham Ashcraft RHP Alex Wood LHP

Reserve players on today’s Reds roster

Pitchers Infielders
Tejay Antone Johnny Ascanio
Justin Bruihl Dominic Pitelli
Fernando Cruz Outfielders
Eddy Demurias Ivan Johnson
Jake Gozzo Ethan O’Donnell
Andrew Moore Francisco Urbaez
Catchers
Diego Omana
Logan Tanner

Where to watch/listen/follow the game

There is no television coverage for this afternoon’s game. 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

Final roster cuts?

The Reds made three roster cuts this afternoon, sending Mike Ford, Tony Santillan, and Michael Trautwein back to minor league camp. That leaves 25 healthy players in camp. They will need to add a position player before the season begins, whether it’s internally and calling someone up that they’ve already sent down, or acquiring someone before the season begins.

Mike Ford released

While typing up the news and notes section here, the Reds granted Mike Ford his release according to Jon Heyman of the New York Post.

High School graduation

The Cincinnati Reds held their annual high school graduation ceremony out in Goodyear this morning. This is for several of the club’s international signings who signed before graduating and continued their education while with the Reds.

17 Responses

  1. CI3J

    I have to say, all these injuries have really put a damper on the excitement for baseball.

    So all the games are going to be televised from now until October? Yeah, great! Baseball! Only I really don’t feel as excited as I would even just a week ago.

    It really sucks not having Friedl, Marte, and McLain to start the season. Although it would be kind of exciting if Hurtubise got a shot in the meantime.

    Hopefully the offense can still find a grove with 33% of their expected contributors not available.

    • MBS

      I feel the same, but by opening day I’m sure I’ll be as excited as normal. Hurtubise, Dunn, and Hinds should see this as an opportunity. It will be fun to see if any take advantage of it with a strong start in AAA.

    • JayTheRed

      I’m with you on this. The season before spring training seemed like it was going to be amazing for the Reds. Now I am just hoping they can get out of the gate a little over .500 for the 1st month.

      Hoping the guys who are left have some magic in those bats to keep the Reds close in the division.

  2. Laredo Slider

    So what’s up with Diaz? Not on game list today, hasn’t pitched in several days and wasn’t effective the last time he threw.

    • BK

      This is one of the problems with ST. We don’t know whether he has pitched or not. We just know he last pitched on March 19 in an MLB-level game. Of note, one game on the 20th was a home game. All other games since March 19 have been away games. This is likely nothing more than a vet not having to travel to get his work in.

    • Doug Gray

      He’s scheduled to pitch tomorrow and Sunday.

  3. DaveCT

    “There’s no television broadcast today – for the final time this year. Every game moving forward will be televised until the season comes to an end. Celebrate.”

    Doug, you channelling Kool and the Gang?

  4. MBS

    Kolten Wong just released, he could be an option.

    • DaveCT

      Beg to differ. He was really bad for Seattle last year and was released after 60 or so games.

      His slash line was 165/.241/.227 and his OPS was .468.

      The former Reds demon is no more.

      • MBS

        Then hit .300 for LAD to finish the year. The reality of his current ability is probably somewhere in between.

      • DaveCT

        30 at bats in 20 games with LA.

        The above numbers came before slashing .183/.256/.263 with an OPS of .519 the rest of the 2023 season.

        You wouldn’t have recognized him with Seattle,

  5. DaveCT

    Nick Martini homers to take the lead …

    Old guy in the PNW heard chuckling.

  6. Brian

    I’m wondering if the injuries will force India into much more playing time than planned and if it will ultimately work out worse for him with his foot issues.