The Cincinnati Reds saw their tie-game total go to three on Monday afternoon as they played the Cleveland Indians. Both teams were locked in at 5-runs each after 9 innings and the game ended there. Tonight they will play two. At home they will take on the San Diego Padres at 9:05pm ET. An hour later they will begin a second game, this one on the road, against the Chicago Cubs.

Cincinnati Reds (4-10-3) Starting Lineup

  1. Scooter Gennett – Second Base
  2. Joey Votto – First Base
  3. Matt Kemp – Left Field
  4. Eugenio Suarez – Third Base
  5. Yasiel Puig – Right Field
  6. Scott Schebler – Center Field
  7. Jose Peraza – Shortstop
  8. Tucker Barnhart – Designated Hitter
  9. Juan Graterol – Catcher
  10. Luis Castillo – Starting Pitcher

Also scheduled to pitch today for the Cincinnati Reds:  Zach Duke, Raisel Iglesias, Wandy Peralta, and Ian Krol.

Reserve players on todays roster:

Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

San Diego Padres (10-5) Starting Lineup

  1. Manuel Margot – Center Field
  2. Fernando Tatis Jr. – Shortstop
  3. Franchy Cordero – Right Field
  4. Josh Naylor – Left Field
  5. Francisco Mejia – Catcher
  6. Jose Pirela – Designated Hitter
  7. Hudson Potts – Third Base
  8. Greg Garcia – Second Base
  9. Ty France – First Base
  10. Nick Margevicius – Starting Pitcher

Cincinnati Reds (4-10-3) Starting Lineup

  1. Jesse Winker – Left Field
  2. Nick Senzel – Center Field
  3. Derek Dietrich – Right Field
  4. Kyle Farmer – Third Base
  5. Phillip Ervin – Designated Hitter
  6. Curt Casali – Catcher
  7. Connor Joe – First Base
  8. Blake Trahan – Shortstop
  9. Christian Colon – Second Base
  10. Tyler Mahle – Starting Pitcher

Also scheduled to pitch today for the Cincinnati Reds: Matt Wisler, Vladimir Gutierrez, Anthony Bass, Sal Romano, and Cody Reed.

Reserve players on todays roster:

Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Chicago Cubs (11-7) Starting Lineup

  1. Albert Almora Jr – Center Field
  2. Javier Baez – Shortstop
  3. Kris Bryant – Third Base
  4. Kyle Schwarber – Left Field
  5. Ben Zobrist – Second Base
  6. Jason Heyward – Right Field
  7. Victor Caratini – Catcher
  8. Ian Happ – Designated Hitter
  9. Jim Adduci – First Base
  10. Tyler Chatwood – Starting Pitcher

Where to Watch/Listen/Follow the games

The game will be live on the Reds on Radio network. In Cincinnati the game against the San Diego Padres will be on 700 WLW. The game against the Chicago Cubs will not be on local radio. You can listen to the Cubs broadcast via MLB.com – there will not be a Reds broadcast of this game. Neither game will be available to watch on television or the internet.

The Final | Reds 12 – Cubs 3

The game against the Padres lasted for all of three pitches before the rain came and put an end to it. Cincinnati’s road team took out that frustration that didn’t exist at all on the hapless Cubs pitchers, dropping 12 runs on them.

Tyler Mahle looked good once again, throwing 3.0 shutout innings with 5 strikeouts. Matt Wisler and Anthony Bass each threw a hitless, shutout inning of relief. Cody Reed threw 2.0 shutout innings of relief. Vladimir Gutierrez was charged with 2 unearned runs in an inning of work. Offensively the Reds got a double from Cassidy Brown, a triple from Christian Colon, and home runs from Kyle Farmer, Connor Joe, and Courtney Hawkins. Joe finished 2-3 with a 3-run homer and 2 walks. You can see the entire box score for the game here.

22 Responses

  1. Matt Hendley

    One looks like a starting line up the other looks like…something

    • Big Ed

      “Something” managed to score a dozen runs, so you never know.

      I am not one to dismiss ST stats or records, but you do have to take some ST games with a grain of salt.

      • matthew hendley

        true, however most of the times I am just dropping a line into the comments to insure that someone that has the ability to watch the game sends the updates through here.

    • HoF13

      I left to do something for 2 minutes — came back and saw “delay” on gameday and was afraid Castillo got hurt. Better rain than injury.

  2. Doug Gray

    The game against the Padres has been rained out. That didn’t take long.

  3. vegastypo

    Sounds like the Reds went with a 4-man outfield against at least one Cubs batter. Interesting.

  4. B-town fan

    Which game was Bell managing does anyone know? I guess if he was at the Goodyear Padre’s game he could drive over and take over managing the Cubs game.

    • IndyRedsFan

      He was managing the Cubs game from the get go. I listened to the pre-game show and Marty was giving him a hard time about having to make the road trip.

      (he explained he left it to the pitching coach which SP he wanted to see. Johnson wanted to see Castillo, so Bell went to Mesa.)

  5. PhoenixPhil

    Driving from Goodyear to Talking Stick is probably the farthest you could drive between stadiums. Probably 1.25 hours.

    • ToBeDetermined

      Talking Stick
      Interesting name. I’m sure there’s a story in there somewhere.

      • CP

        Not saying you need to be an expert on Native American culture or history, but google is your friend dude.

  6. B-town fan

    Yes but the Cubs game started an hour later, just saying. Anyway Mahle looks good on gameday, 5 strikeouts threw 3 and the Reds are up 6 – 0

  7. Indy Red Man

    Mahle is a big time fantasy sleeper imo. 168 ip, 180 ks, 3.42 era….you heard it here first.

    • ToBeDetermined

      Indy Red
      Happy to give you credit if it works out that way. And of course grief if …

  8. MK

    Don’t know how they expect relief pitchers to go multiple innings next month when they are pitching one and out all Spring.

    • indydoug

      same way starters are expected to go 5-7 IP when they’re getting 1-3 IP now?

  9. MK

    Reed 2 innings 6 pitches 6 outs. What have they done with our Cody Reed?

    • Big Ed

      Beware pitch counts in spring training box scores, because they are usually way off.

      Still, six up and six down is good.

    • ToBeDetermined

      MK.
      yea, that would be MAJOR progress if we could see that out of Reed.

      Typically, he wants to strike everyone out. When he overthrows his fastball it straightens out and he misses his location badly. In that case 2 wrongs make for a meatball pitch if its hittable or simply wasted energy on a ball well outside the strike zone. That kind of pitch the worst. It Doesn’t put the hitter in any kind of stress and moves the count towards the hitters favor for the next pitch.

      It drives me crazy because he has the ability. He’s just got to mentally believe and gain confidence from success. And if and when he does look out. His confidence will go through the roof. And when a couple of guys hit the ball hard off him (which big league hitter will do off every pitcher that ever lived) , he’ll dial it back rather than trying to strike everyone out (see I’m getting worked up. I’m repeating myself)

      Final words of this post: Good luck to Cody 🙂