Cincinnati Reds Minor League Opening Day Preview

The Louisville Bats don’t begin their season until Friday. They are playing an afternoon game against Toledo on Friday. Louisville and Toledo are the only teams in the International League that don’t play on Thursday. I can’t figure out why that is unless Toledo delayed their opener to be a part of some special “Toledo” thing where they play at 4pm and a local hockey team plays at 7:15pm down the street (you can buy one ticket that gets you into both events). We also still don’t have an official roster for the Bats.

The Pensacola Blue Wahoos start their season at home against Tennessee with the first pitch set for 7:30pm EST (6:30pm in Pensacola) this evening. Mat Latos will take the mound for Pensacola in a rehab start. Devin Mesoraco will be behind the plate catching the game (also on rehab). Weather at game time: 67°, partly cloudy and 10% chance of rain.

The Bakersfield Blaze also open at home this evening and they will take on Modesto at 10:15pm (7:15pm in Bakersfield). There are no probable pitchers listed for the game. Weather at game time: 64°, cloudy and 0% chance of rain.

The Dayton Dragons begin their year at home against West Michigan at 7:00pm this evening. The Dragons probable is not yet listed and I forgot to ask when I was at the ballpark. With that said, I was at the ballpark and was able to talk with a few players as well as watch batting practice/fielding drills. Below are two interviews and some batting practice looks for two new Dragons. Weather at game time: 62° and 60% chance of thunderstorms.

At the bottom of the post you can find links for all of the box scores, radio links and video links for the games.

Interview with Sal Romano

Interview with Tanner Rahier

Batting practice for Carlton Daal


Batting practice for Sebastian Elizalde

4/3 Game Preview

Team  1st half  2nd half  Time (EST) Probable  Box Score  Listen Live  Watch Live
Louisville 0-0 N/A  OFF N/A Here Here Here
Pensacola 0-0 N/A  7:30pm Latos Here Here Here
Bakersfield 0-0 N/A  10:15pm Allen Here Here N/A
Dayton 0-0 N/A  7:00pm Travieso Here Here Here

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