The Reds travel to Tempe Diablo Stadium to play the LA Angels. Game time is 4:10 p.m. ET. Radio broadcast is WSAI-1360. For the third day in a row, the Reds will be shown live on the MLB Network.
Here is Bryan Price’s lineup:
- Jesse Winker RF
- Nick Senzel 3B
- Joey Votto 1B
- Adam Duvall DH
- Mason Williams LF
- Devin Mesoraco C
- Jose Peraza SS
- Billy Hamilton CF
- Cliff Pennington 2B
Homer Bailey makes the start, his fourth of the season. Amir Garrett is also scheduled to pitch, as is Cody Reed, Barrett Astin, Austin Brice and Jackson Stephens. They’ll face the Angels’ starting lineup, including Mike Trout, Ian Kinsler, Justin Upton, Albert Pujols, Shohei Ohtani and their new 3B, Zack Cozart.
Backup IF include: Alex Blandino, Brandon Dixon, Phil Gosselin, Patrick Kivlehan and Darnell Sweeney. Backup OF include: Sebastian Elizalde, Phillip Ervin and Rosell Herrera.
After yesterday’s disappointing revelation of Anthony DeSclafani’s injury and the depressing onslaught of articles about someone
new old teaching Billy Hamilton to bunt more, Reds fans were desperate for an encouraging sign today.
A small sign of hope.
Jesse Winker, Nick Senzel and Joey Votto.
That’ll do. Take a second, or minute, and let those names soak in. Three of the team’s best hitters at the top of the lineup. A novel concept.
I doubt providing a glimmer of hope was the precise motivation for Winker-Senzel-Votto today. I wouldn’t mind if it was. And, at least for me, it works.