The Cincinnati Reds lost both games of their split-squad efforts on Thursday. That put the Reds record at 8-14-5 on the spring. They get back to things today, hitting the road to take on the Milwaukee Brewers at 4:05pm ET.

Cincinnati Reds (8-14-5) 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. Jose Peraza – Shortstop
  7. Tucker Barnhart – Catcher
  8. Jonathan India – Designated Hitter
  9. Jose Siri – Center Field
  10. Robert Stephenson – Starting Pitcher

Also scheduled to pitch for the Cincinnati Reds today: David Hernandez, Michael Lorenzen, Alex Powers, Zach Duke, and Amir Garrett.

Reserve players on todays roster:

Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Milwaukee Brewers (15-12) Starting Lineup:

  1. Lorenzo Cain – Center Field
  2. Eric Thames – Right Field
  3. Jesus Aguilar – First Base
  4. Yasmani Grandal – Catcher
  5. Orlando Arcia – Shortstop
  6. Cory Spangenberg – Second Base
  7. Tyler Saladino – Left Field
  8. Lucas Erceg – Third Base
  9. Zach Davies – Starting Pitcher

Where to Watch/Listen/Follow the games

The game will be live on Reds.com for audio. The game will not be available on the radio. You can also watch the game live on Fox Sports Ohio and MLB.tv.

40 Responses

  1. Klugo

    Just ST, but this feels like a big outing for BobSteve.

    • Shchi Cossack

      HUGE outing for Stephenson. I hope DB & DJ has him scheduled for 2 innings today. That would allow him to easily extend to 3 innings in Atlanta before the season begins.

  2. Seat101

    I’m looking forward to see India at bat

    • Shchi Cossack

      You can say that again Seat…

      I’m glad you mentioned India. I missed him when I scanned through the lineup.

  3. Seat101

    I think that shortstop is a good hitter.

    • vegastypo

      Maybe I was hearing things, but I could have sworn I heard Marty say that he believes Peraza could somebody win a batting title. Seriously?

      • Seat101

        Possibly. But average is in everything.

  4. Shchi Cossack

    Scooter’s out with an apparent groin injury. Senzel may have just made the opening day lineup.

    • WVRedlegs

      Uh oh. Things almost always have a way of working themselves out. Those are lingering types of injuries too.

    • Tom Mitsoff

      It did appear as though it could be serious. He had to be helped off the field.

    • vegastypo

      My initial thought, too. It does beg the question of whether the Reds would let Dietrich play second and maybe bring Farmer up for a few weeks, allowing the team to preserve their service time strategy for Senzel. Or say the heck with service time and bring Senzel back.

      • MK

        I bet it is Iglesias rather than Dietrich, either that or they platoon.

      • JayTheRed

        I am thinking the same thing here. Famer will probably be called back up. Senzel will most likely not be up until the service time issue has passed. Watched an interview about Senzel being demoted. All I could think the whole time was quit lying about why he was sent down.

        I do know Schebler had a nice spring and has had past success but I feel its a crime that Senzel was sent down.

      • jon

        Senzel did not come close to beating out Schebler and was a no brainer send down. It’s only 2 weeks people …relaz.

  5. Seat101

    Wow! This could be a serious injury for Scooter.

  6. vegastypo

    Wow, Scooter just got hurt a bit. … “Paging Nick Senzel, paging Nick Senzel. Please pick up the white courtesy phone.”

    • jon

      yea, 2 weeks into the season he will get the call.

  7. Seat101

    When was the last time Nick played second base?

    • WVRedlegs

      June 22, 2018. That was the day he was hurt and required surgery on his finger.

      • WVRedlegs

        Your welcome. He got hurt in the 1st inning of that game. So the correct answer might really be June 21.

  8. PER_HOF_now

    better bet is to call up Farmer instead, let Senzel play everyday @ 2nd (if Scooter hurt long term) or in CF

  9. Shchi Cossack

    So how good was the off season for the Reds? The Reds may have just lost an all star 2B with an .850+ OPS for possibly 8 weeks and the team may get better!

    • Seat101

      I think Nick should spend two or three weeks down in AAA to work on his second base

  10. Shchi Cossack

    Solid outing by Stephenson! 2.0 IP w/ 1-H & 1-SO. He was throwing easy and hitting his locations. The only really hard hit ball was the line drive single to RF in the 1st inning, by Thames of course, but Thames was doubled off 1B by Puig on a fly ball that Thames misjudged for a nice Tootblan…TYVM!

  11. WVRedlegs

    Nice outing by Robert Stephenson. He had 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1K, and the rest 0’s.
    Peraza is just killing the ball.
    Up 4-0 with Lorenzen pitching now.

  12. Old-school

    Mark Sheldon just tweeted he didn’t think this would impact Senzel. His agent is upset before the injury, but if Gennett is out for more than a week or 2, how do you not start Senzel opening day at 2b. The guy is an elite infielder and the 25 man best roster argument suddenly does apply?

    The calculus has changed now – assuming this an injury of weeks and not days .

  13. vegastypo

    There are little league teams that can run the bases better than these guys. Sheesh. Over and over and over …

    • MK

      That is at least four times I’ve seen that blunder this Spring

  14. Big Ed

    Senzel at second is clearly the best option. He’s gonna need some reps at second, but it shouldn’t take long.

    Senzel was s CF temp, anyway. Either Trammell, Siri or one of the others in the system (Friedl, Sugilio, Bautista, Siani) is the long-term plan in CF. Scooter is gone after this year, so just move Senzel to 2B now and get it over with.

    • Aaron B.

      Very disrespectful and also really slighting the contributions offensively Scooter has made the past two seasons. If Senzel hits anything like Scooter these past two seasons it would be shocking… not saying Senzel won’t be a great player one day in the near future, but Scooter was playing elite offensively and that will be sorely missed and just because you are a Senzel fan you shouldn’t be so contrite about an injury to a key contributor on the team because it opens up a spot. Injuries will hurt this team chances, you aren’t getting addition by subtraction by losing Scooter, you will never convince me of that in a million years. Let us all hope he is ok and has a solid season.

      • jon

        I agree.The “senzel mania” is borderline lunacy.

      • old-school

        The Athletic ran a 3 part series this week ranking all MLB and minor players for their trade value. MLB general managers/asst GM’s and talent evaluators were polled to form the list. Its not simply based on skill as Mike Trout is the best player but his contract is now prohibitive for most teams. Its player skill, age, health and contract status. A 25 year old is more valuable than a 30 year old with similar performance with the # 1 ranked player “fetching” the most in a hypothetical trade if all players were available. This list is 7 years running and started years ago by Bill Simmons evaluating NBA players.

        There is also good research showing the PED era skewed stats and aging curves and peak years are younger than prior. The article also quotes data from Bill James and modern analytics that minor league stats do give a good read on outcomes after adjusting for age and other things.

        In 2019, some names on the list:
        Josh Hader #41, Javy Baez #32 Jacob DeGrom #30
        Andrew Benintendi #27 Corey Seager #20 Mookie Betts was #7, Francisco Lindor #5 and Ronald Acuna #1 amongst others.

        The Reds had (3) players make the top 50 most valuable players in all of MLB. Taylor Trammell #38, Eugenio Saurez #33 and Nick Senzel #25.

        Senzel is very highly valued by a lot of objective talent evaluators for a lot of good reasons.

      • Big Ed

        I mean no disrespect to Gennett, but his injury looked to me like it will disable him for a quite a while. In the meantime, Senzel is the obvious person to play 2B while Gennett is out.

        I have also long believed that the Reds are too left-handed, with Votto, Gennett, Winker and Schebler in their starting lineup. Gennett is the weak link in that group, because they are not going to platoon Votto, and because Winker and Schebler make less than 10% of what Gennett makes. Winker will next year, as well. Using a lineup with 4 (or even 3) left-handed hitters against a LH pitcher is not ideal.

        Gennett is very unlikely to be on the Reds in 2020, and if that is the case, then the Reds need to let Senzel get the extra ABs he is going to need to transition from prospect to proven contributor. Senzel is the future. Gennett is not. That may seem unfair to Gennett, but baseball is a tough business.

        Which would you rather have: Gennett’s expected stream of income over the rest of his career? Or Senzel’s?

      • VaRedsFan

        I’d rather have Gennett’s real-life stats for 4 more years, than Senzel’s “what he might do” Since there are 9 positions, I know this might blow people’s minds, you can actually have both. Nick has done well in CF this spring.

      • Doofus

        BRM in ’76 had 4 left handed hitters and one switch hitter. That’s a good mix when they face mostly rhp.

  15. CFD3000

    The more I think about this, the more I see that the proper response is to bring up Nick Gehrig to replace Scooter Pipp. The future is now.

  16. matt hendley

    Despite all the deniers, scooter will also be needed for a winning Reds team, hope he is alright, Regardless of the situation, senzel will be down for the minimum, and no that’s not a crime, that is a smart baseball move. If scooters injury is long term, then get senzel to second. If it is not and he is just Day to Day, then the bench will prove its ability to fit in.

  17. Scott Gennett

    All roster moves were expected but Ervin, I guess Winker had to be demoted instead. Time will tell.