Fresh off yesterday’s domination of Cleveland, the undefeated Cincinnati Reds play the Colorado Rockies today at Goodyear Ballpark at 3:05 p.m. ET. Radio broadcast on WLW.
Bryan Price’s Game Two lineup:
- Billy Hamilton DH
- Dilson Herrera 2B
- Jesse Winker LF
- Devin Mesoraco C
- Phillip Ervin CF
- Patrick Kivlehan 1B
- Phil Gosselin SS
- Aristedes Aquino RF
- Cliff Pennington 3B
The starting pitcher is Michael Lorenzen.
If you’re starting to get discouraged about Bryan Price batting Billy Hamilton leadoff again in 2018, I feel your pain. It appears Price is willing to allow a few plate appearances in spring training to matter more than Hamilton’s anemic 1650 career PA batting leadoff. It’s nuts to use spring training at bats to make that kind of decision in the face of so much contrary evidence.
It’s early. It’s even early to say “it’s early.”
But Price hasn’t earned the benefit of the doubt on this issue.
The Reds will play split squad games tomorrow. Homer Bailey will start against Cleveland and Luis Castillo will start against the White Sox. Anthony DeSclafani will start on Tuesday.
Steve grew up in Cincinnati as a die-hard fan of Sparky’s Big Red Machine. After 25 years living outside of Ohio, mostly in Ann Arbor, he returned to the Queen City in 2004. He has resumed a first-person love affair with the Cincinnati Reds and is a season ticket holder at Great American Ball Park. The only place to find Steve’s thoughts of more than 140 characters is Redleg Nation. Follow his tweets @spmancuso.