The Cincinnati Reds get back in action tonight, taking on the Los Angeles Dodgers for the second day in a row.

Cincinnati Reds (5-10-4 ) Starting Lineup:

  1. Nick Senzel – Center Field
  2. Joey Votto – First Base
  3. Matt Kemp – Left Field
  4. Eugenio Suarez – Third Base
  5. Yasiel Puig – Right Field
  6. Jose Peraza – Shortstop
  7. Curt Casali – Catcher
  8. Kyle Farmer – Second Base
  9. Tanner Roark – Starting Pitcher

Also scheduled to pitch today for the Cincinnati Reds: Anthony Bass, Cody Reed, and Brandon Finnegan.

Reserve players on todays roster:





Los Angeles Dodgers (10-8) Starting Lineup

  1. Alex Verdugo – Center Field
  2. Justin Turner – Third Base
  3. Chris Taylor – Shortstop
  4. Brad Miller – Second Base
  5. Russell Martin – Catcher
  6. Ezequiel Carrera – Right Field
  7. Edwin Rios – Left Field
  8. Cody Asche – First Base
  9. Julio Urias – 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 also be available live on MLB Network and

The Final | Dodgers 8 – Reds 1

The Reds were doing well until the 8th inning rolled around. That’s when the Dodgers scored all eight of their runs and put the game out of reach for Cincinnati.

Jose Peraza drove in Yasiel Puig for the only Cincinnati run. Tanner Roark dominated in his start, allowing 1 hit in 5.0 shutout innings with 8 strikeouts. Cody Reed and Ty Boyles both tossed a shutout inning of relief. You can see the entire box score for the game here.

21 Responses

  1. MK

    Continually amazed Connor Joe is listed as a catcher when he has not played a big league game there and none this spring even though they said he would play there in early Spring Training.

    • Matt Hendley

      Ditto but honestly i think we are just dragging out the inevitable. Make a move to keep him that allows a minors trip or return him

  2. VaRedsFan

    5 innings of 1 hit ball by Roark. Not to shabby.

  3. CFD3000

    Just saw the line on Roark. I know it’s a spring training lineup, but 5 innings, 8 K’s and 0 walks is as good as you can ask for.

  4. Hanawi

    Have to think Bass is pitching his way on to the roster.

    • Hanawi

      Welp. That was quite the ill-timed comment.

  5. Jes

    What the heck has happened or is going on with Suarez? He has struck out 3x tonight so far and by my count that’s 15k in 25 ab so far this spring! Extremely higher rate than normal, even comparing to past spring trainings.

    • Scott Gennett

      It’s called LTCS (Long Term Contract Syndrome)

      • ToBeDetermined

        I sure hope not.
        Hopefully, he’s working on some things, knowing that he is the opening 3B.

  6. WVRedlegs

    That got out of hand rather quickly.
    Bass and Finnegan are resurrecting the ghosts of bullpens past. It’s a 4 alarm fire now.
    Roark with a good night to build on. Reed was OK in 1 IP, 1 K, 2 BB, but 0 R.
    Those trades are starting to show some early dividends.

    • Scott Gennett

      I hope Finnegan will be sent down in next cut, if he ever had it, he lost it long time ago.

  7. Bud

    Finnegan is awful in every way. Embodies all the stink of recent seasons. Gone already please.

    Hadn’t seen Boyles before…dude likes his cheeseburgers 🙂

  8. Steven Ross

    Finnegan is done. DFA is in his near future.

    • Matt Hendley

      Indeed we need the 40 man spot and he would probebly survive the outright

    • ToBeDetermined

      I think he has an option left.
      So I wouldn’t DFA him.

      However, I do have a question. Since he’s been a major leaguer and he may play in the minors most of the upcoming year does he make his major league salary or is it reduced in some manner ?

      • Matt Hendley

        The option is irrelevant. Detrich, jose iglesias will both need 40 man spots to make the team. Thats why finny will get the DFA. Returning conner joe will open the other one.

  9. Indy Red Man

    The starting pitchers are rounding into form, but I don’t trust this pen at all? Hughes and Hernandez are nearing 34 years old. Hughes had a career high in IP last year with a 1.02 whip and 1.94 era. How likely is he to come close to that? I’m a huge Lorenzen fan, but he’s far from a lock down setup man. They can’t afford Kimbrel, but they need to do something imo? I liked Pressly with the Twins last year (71ip 101ks). He has great stuff, but somehow Houston snapped him up. We have the depth in the minors to get someone like that from a non-contender

    • ToBeDetermined

      How quickly things change. The pen a couple of years ago was historically awful. Then last year they were pretty good, with the SP bad.
      Now, this year they may not be necessarily bad but may be the weakest link.

      Time will tell.

  10. TR

    I like the look of Roark. He seems like a pitcher who can the Reds into at least the 6th. inning or more of most games that he starts.

  11. ToBeDetermined


    Yea, so far been surprisingly impressed with him. Not just the numbers, but it looks like he has an idea of what he wants to do out there. And it looks like his stuff is sufficient to get it done.