Spring Game Thread: Diamondbacks vs Reds – 3/10

On Saturday night the Cincinnati Reds fell to the San Diego Padres by a score of 6-2. That put their record at 4-9-2 on the spring. They get back to it this afternoon against the Arizona Diamondbacks at home at 4:05pm EDT.

Cincinnati Reds (4-9-2) Starting Lineup

  1. Jesse Winker – Left Field
  2. Scott Schebler – Center Field
  3. Jose Peraza – Shortstop
  4. Derek Dietrich – Second Base
  5. Phillip Ervin – Designated Hitter
  6. Curt Casali – Catcher
  7. Brian O’Grady – First Base
  8. Blake Trahan – Third Base
  9. Jose Siri – Right Field
  10. Tanner Roark – Starting Pitcher

Also scheduled to pitch for the Cincinnati Reds today: David Hernandez, Raisel Iglesias, Anthony Bass, Ian Krol, and Matt Bowman.

Reserve players on todays roster:





Arizona Diamondbacks (6-8) Starting Lineup

  1. Matt Szczur – Center Field
  2. Abraham Almonte – Left Field
  3. Christian Walker – First Base
  4. Yasmany Tomas – Designated Hitter
  5. Caleb Joseph – Catcher
  6. Andrew Aplin – Right Field
  7. Wyatt Mathisen – Third Base
  8. Galli Cribbs Jr. – Shortstop
  9. Ryan Grotjohn – Second Base
  10. Merrill Kelly – Starting Pitcher

Where to Watch/Listen/Follow the game

The game will be live on the Reds on Radio network. In Cincinnati it will be available on 700 WLW. The game will also be on television both locally and nationally. Fox Sports Ohio will have the game live at 4:05pm EDT. MLB Network will also have the game live.

The Final | Diamondbacks 3 – Reds 2

The Reds fell to 4-10-2 with their loss on Sunday afternoon to the Diamondbacks in Goodyear. Hits were at a premium for both teams. The Reds managed six hits on the day. Scott Schebler went 1-1 with 2 walks – giving him 9 on the spring with just 2 strikeouts. Blake Trahan was the only other starter to notch a hit. Kyle Wren and Chris Okey would both double. Jose Siri would single, steal 2 bases, and score a run.

On the mound things were going great for Tanner Roark through the first three innings. He had six strikeouts in 3.0 shutout innings, but he allowed a 3-run home run in the 4th inning. Raisel Iglesias, David Hernandez, Anthony Bass, Matt Bowman, and Ian Krol all threw a shutout inning of relief. You can see the entire box score for the game here.

33 Responses

  1. Matt Hendley

    Must be an easy day….half the names in the wrong spots

  2. Sliotar

    Yikes on that Arizona lineup.

    The only thing “split” about their SS is that everyone good has split from being in this contest.

  3. Warren Leeman

    I believe this is Casali’s first game behind the dish this spring. Consistent with DB’s approach this spring, the Reds have brought Casali along cautiously after off season surgery. I hope his performance today and health following today leads to a green light for the remainder of ST.

  4. vegastypo

    Just turned on the game in time to see Schebler get doubled off first base on a fly ball. Oy. …. And after just a few batters of hearing Thom has me scrambling to find the radio feed.

    • Warren Leeman

      Every TV broadcast I’ve heard this spring, including the Reds broadcasts sans Thom, really made the Old Cossack cringe from the quality drop off when Thom does ply-by-play. Of course no one has asked or cares for the Old Cossack’s opinion.

      • Steve Mancuso

        Thom is terrible at his job for a variety of reasons.

    • RedInIND

      Yesterday’s game was so enjoyable without Thom. 99% of my Reds entertainment comes via FSO, so I’m really hoping the front office promotes Thom to a full-time radio gig starting in 2020.

      • Steve Mancuso

        Ugh. The better hope is once they don’t have to cater to Thom’s dad, they won’t feel obligated to renew Thom’s contract at all. I like the new guy they’ve had on the radio broadcast. Tommy Thrall. Like him a lot so far.

      • Matt Hendley

        I like thom, i havent heard this new guy yet, but thom IMO is better then any of the others they have thrown out there on PbP. We will see.

      • RedInIND

        Steve – I really did consider offering condolences to the radio audiences when making this wish, but decided not to do so. And the word “promotes” *should* have been in quotation marks. Your idea makes a lot of sense.

  5. Warren Leeman

    I’ve yet to see any announcements regarding minor league players being reassigned to the minor league complex. Hopefully we see that soon. We’re down to 1 games before the results start counting. It’s time to start getting the 25-man roster tuned up for opening day.

    • Matt Hendley

      Some teams have started, so it should be soon

    • Old-school

      Last sunday Marty brennamen addressed that with David Bell on the pregame and basically said today is last day ( 1 more week). I believe each player had individual plans the first few weeks.

  6. vegastypo

    I keep hearing that the Reds are going to only have 4 guys on the bench. One will be an outfielder, then Casali, and then Iglesias, because he can play shortstop. So that leaves one spot among Dietrich, Farmer and maybe Connor Joe? I like that Farmer (and Joe, for that matter) can also catch, but Dietrich seems like a keeper as well. Is that how anybody else sees it?

    • Warren Leeman

      If Senzel does not make the opening day roster, that looks like a reasonable guestimate, sans Farmer. Farmer has an option left and he will be playing in AAA this season unless an injury creates an opening in the 25-man roster. The caveat is an 8-man bullpen and a 4-man bench. I’m not convinced that a final decision has been made regarding that issue.

      After the Reds promote Senzel to the 25-man roster, there are 2 OF (Kemp & Schebler), catcher (Casali) and 2 IF (Dietrich & Iglesias) for a 5-man bench or someone has to be culled from the list with a 4-man bench.

      I would really like to see the Reds retain the rights for Joe, but I don’t see any way for Joe to make the 25-man roster. I believe the minor league contracts for Dietrich and Iglesias must have an opt out clause, so that makes for a serious roster crunch.

      • vegastypo

        I have to think that the Reds were fine with trying out Joe and having Farmer around, but were then pleasantly surprised to get Dietrich.

      • Warren Leeman

        Yep. When a player like Dietrich falls to a minor league contract, every team should be prepared to pounce. The Reds were and did.

  7. Old-school

    Tanner Roarck opening day starter?

  8. vegastypo

    FYI, Lorenzen is supposed to play in center field on Monday. Should be interesting …

  9. vegastypo

    I also found it interesting that Marty and Tommy Thrall are thinking the Reds lineup will have Winker and Votto at the top of the order. Not that Marty likes it. He still wants speedy guys up there, but sounds like a nice way to have Suarez, Gennett, etc. come to bat with somebody on base.

    • Warren Leeman

      At the same time, Thom is trying to create an agenda to validate that winker can’t perform as a leadoff hitter.

    • HoF13

      The rest of that conversation was interesting – Marty said he could see Senzel leading off after he had established himself for 6 or 7 weeks.

  10. Warren Leeman

    Really nice defense for Winker in LF today, especially on the single off the wall by Tomas. Winker fielded the ball cleanly and threw a seed to Peraza as the cutoff, holding Tomas to a single (almost getting him caught off 1B making a wide turn).

  11. Warren Leeman

    Schebler with 2 nice PA today, working 2 BB.

  12. Choo Choo Coleman

    Lorenzen May be the best CF on this team. Period!

    • Warren Leeman

      I don’t think there is any ‘maybe’ involved. Lorenzen IS the best defensive CF on the 25-man roster. Siri may have a strong argument from the 40-man roster.

      • MK

        Warren, when is the last time he played a game in center field? Did you see him in college, which was the last time? That was before he decided he was going to be a muscle bound body builder

      • ToBeDetermined


        He can still run. I wouldn’t consider him as the typical muscle bound body builder type.

        I’ve played some softball with some muscle bound guys and they couldn’t do anything.

        Then I played with some guys that were built like a fire hydrant and they could really put a charge the ball and were pretty good athletes.

  13. Hanawi

    I thought Stephenson was supposed to pitch today. Was I wrong in thinking that?

  14. Daytonian

    Dietrich and Iglesias make the club for sure. No room for C. Joe. Unexpected but nice player pickups put the writing on the wall. The Reds can try to cut a deal to keep him?

  15. wizeman

    i thought stephenson was pitching also? any reason?

    • scotly50

      I tuned in for that as well. Has anyone seen BobSteve ???

      • wizeman

        on another thread was told it has been moved to thursday. threw another side session