The Cincinnati Reds had an off day on Wednesday. They had a scheduled split-squad day on Tuesday, but one game barely got going before being postponed by rain. In the other game they beat up on the Cubs, winning 12-3 and moving to 5-10-3 on the spring. Today they get back on the field at 4:05pm ET against the Los Angeles Dodgers in a road game.

Cincinnati Reds (5-10-3) Starting Lineup

  1. Scott Schebler – Center Field
  2. Yasiel Puig – Right Field
  3. Scooter Gennett – Second Base
  4. Jesse Winker – Left Field
  5. Derek Dietrich – First Base
  6. Jose Peraza – Shortstop
  7. Tucker Barnhart – Catcher
  8. Jose Iglesias – Third Base
  9. Phillip Ervin – Designated Hitter
  10. Sonny Gray – Starting Pitcher

Also scheduled to pitch today for the Cincinnati Reds: Zach Duke, Michael Lorenzen, David Hernandez, Raisel Iglesias, and Wandy Peralta.

Reserve players on todays roster:

Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Los Angeles Dodgers (9-8-1) Starting Lineup

  1. Alex Verdugo – Left Field
  2. Justin Turner – Third Base
  3. Max Muncy – First Base
  4. Kiké Hernandez – Second Base
  5. Ezequiel Carrera – Center Field
  6. Will Smith – Catcher
  7. Paulo Orlando – Right Field
  8. Jeter Downs – Shortstop
  9. Hyun-Jin Ryu – Starting Pitcher

Where to Watch/Listen/Follow the games

The game will be live on the Reds on Radio network. In Cincinnati the game will be on 700 WLW. The game will be available to watch online only on MLB.tv.

The Final | Reds 3 – Dodgers 3

The Cincinnati Reds have another tie on their hands, with the Reds and Dodgers both finishing the day with 3 runs. Sonny Gray threw 3.0 perfect innings with a strikeout. Michael Lorenzen allowed a run in 2.0 innings on the mound with  a walk. He then played center field and went 0-1 with a walk at the plate. David Hernandez, Raisel Iglesias, and Wandy Peralta all tossed a shutout inning of relief.

Phillip Ervin had the big blow at the plate, smacking his 4th home run of the spring. Scott Schebler, Yaisel Puig, Scooter Gennett, Jose Peraza, Tucker Barnhart, Jose Iglesias, Reshard Munroe, and Stuart Fairchild all added singles in the game. You can see the entire box score for the game right here.

31 Responses

  1. PhoenixPhil

    Do Zach Duke and Wandy Peralta lose value with the new rules (no Loogies)?

    • Doug Gray

      Time will tell. But since that doesn’t matter until 2020, it’s not worth too deep of a dive into just yet.

      • Joey

        Do you think Ervin could bring anything of value back in a trade and would you do it if the answer was yes or hold on to him? Depth is good but our outfield situation is packed now and for the foreseeable future.

    • ToBeDetermined

      PhoenixP
      Can you or someone else explain re: no Loogies and the new rules. I didn’t see that on my cursory look at them.

      • matthew hendley

        the premise is this, when you bring a relief pitcher into a game you must, A. have them face 3 batters or end the inning or get injured and have a injury removal). A LOOGY, especially one that is bad against RHB would be neutralized by switching the positioning in the line up. LH, RH,LH. So you can have one, it just wont do you any good..

      • Broseph

        So how long before games are extended because every lefty specialist cramps up when they face a righty? Thus creating more delay, commercials, and down time.

      • ToBeDetermined

        Matthew – Thank you for the explanation 🙂

        Broseph – Thank you for your candid cynicism 🙂

  2. matthew hendley

    Jeter down surviving the LAD cuts so far

    • Warren Leeman

      And Jeter Downs is playing SS today…interesting

    • Warren Leeman

      I’m not sure Downs had an invite to ST with the Dodgers. I think he just got a couple of looks from the minor league camp with the big club.

  3. WVRedlegs

    In the “B” game, is this Robert Stephenson’s first game action? I believe he was idled before games started, in the first few days of camp.
    I hope Sonny Gray has another good outing today. Building up confidence while building up innings to a little bit of lost time. His pitch break down will be interesting to see afterwards. Once the next cuts are made it is down to the nitty gritty time for those players trying to make the 25 man roster. Only a week and a half to go. Two week until Opening Day.

    • Warren Leeman

      Stephenson has not yet pitched in game action this spring.

  4. Warren Leeman

    Schebler and Puig with speed at the top of the order. The Reds are playing base-to-base. 3 singles followed by 2 force outs (none at the plate) and another single only plates 2 runs. The good guys are up 2-0 in the bottom of the 1st.

    • Warren Leeman

      Nice efficient beginning for Gray. An IF line out, an IF pop up and an IF ground out. 3 up and 3 down.

      • WVRedlegs

        Yeah. That’s what we want to see. I hope I don’t jinx him for his other innings. Didn’t Roark go 4.0 innings last time out? Gray maybe with 3 today?

      • Warren Leeman

        Yep, Gray with 3.0 IP w/ 1-SO and a bunch of 0’s

  5. Warren Leeman

    Gosh darn if Ervin isn’t doing his best to make a tough decision for DW/NK/DB…

    He entered the game with 3-HR and a 1.17 OPS on the spring, then he goes yard again today.

  6. Warren Leeman

    Gosh darn if Ervin isn’t doing his best to make a tough decision for DW/NK/DB…

    He entered the game with 3-HR and a 1.17 OPS on the spring, then he goes yard again today.

  7. Warren Leeman

    A 2.0 IP outing for Lorenzen and he then takes over in CF for Ervin.

  8. PhoenixPhil

    Lorenzen’s first at-bat was an 8-pitch strikeout. Second at-bat was a walk (on a full count), for those who care (I do).
    I didn’t see anything he did in the field, I think nothing was hit his way, but I was making dinner, so not sure.

  9. Old-school

    Sonny Gray appears healthy and in ramp up mode. Good news in Redsland. Hopefully some post game comments on his outing.

    CF and Lorenzen’ s role and bullpen spots are important. But Sonny Gray is a rotation anchor now and his health and performance are paramount.

  10. VaRedsFan

    After getting rained out the other day, on Castillo’s turn. I wonder why he’s not throwing today?? Maybe threw simulated game or something. He needs to be in there working out these kinks.

  11. Old-school

    Sonny Gray with 3 perfect innings… Then threw an 18 pitch bullpen. Good news .

  12. gusnwally

    This is off track a bit, but it makes me feel good. Our old friend Adam Rosales is trying to make the Twins roster. A trulyamazingcareer. 1621 AB’s, 367 hits in 10 years. He has made over 6 million dollars doing it. Let’s hope he gets a few more chances to break the worlds record for circling the bases on a homer.

  13. Scott Gennett

    Among the outfielders, Puig, Kemp, Schebler and Ervin all have had very strong springs, while Winker and Senzel have not shown much. Tough decisions ahead towards final roster.

    • NCRedsFan

      8 for 25 with 3 doubles seems decent to me, while learning a new position. I wouldn’t throw Senzel in your list of those struggling.

  14. WVRedlegs

    Robert Stephenson had a good first outing, even though it was a “B” game. Very good to see. He had 1 IP, 1 H, 2 SO in 15 pitches, 11 strikes. CTrent reported he was all smiles afterward. That would mean his arm felt good. Now he is kind of an underdog and one to pull for. He might give Mahle a run for that temporary #5 spot until Wood is ready. With no options left, it will be hard for the Reds to slip Stephenson through waivers if he is throwing well now. That is going to be a tricky spot to navigate through on the roster. Stephenson has more importance for 2020 than he does for 2019, but the Reds shouldn’t take the risk of losing him in 2019.
    And Phillip Ervin is giving the Reds front office another tough decision to have to make by next Saturday.
    Could the Reds re-engage the Indians about Corey Kluber before the end of spring training with some not-so-young-anymore youngsters creating some roster crunch?? The Indians offices are just on the other side of Goodyear Park.
    The Reds-Dodgers game today ay Goodyear is a sellout. Even all standing room only tickets are sold out. How many times have the Reds sold out spring training games? That should be about 15,000 people there. That should be a good atmosphere for the players and the fans for a spring game.

  15. Roger Garrett

    Always been a Bob Steve fan.Stubborn,hard headed etc fit him well but he has a great arm with swing and miss stuff which most guys don’t have not only on our team but others.If he is exposed to waivers he is gone because somebody will think they can change his mindset and if they do he will be around for a long time.The Reds know it and we will see what happens but they had a chance to really see if he could get it done the last two years and just like with Reed,Lorenzen,Garrett and others never gave him a real chance unless you consider 25 or so starts a chance and I realize some think that is a chance.Never should let a guy run out of options unless you don’t mind at all to lose him.

    • Matt Hendley

      News flashes: 25 starts is a chance, it is infact more then a chance. You show up to the MLB ready to produce, or you are yesterday’s news. Reed defenatly has had a chance. More then enough chances IMO. Garrett has indicated he likes it in the Bullpen, usually a sign that you should keep him there. Garrett is the reason he is not starting, not the FO. Lorenzen maybe, but while his pitching is certainly good enough for the Bullpen, and the Bat def plays it just quite isnt there. Maybe if there is the great july selloff. Or injuries. The real FO problem was 2 fold. Not letting these guys develop correctly and not bringing in pitchers that could posibly produce on 1 y contracts. One of these has been corrected. The other, hopefully is as well.