Photo: Doug GrayCincinnati Reds Spring Training Game Review: 3/4/19 Doug Gray March 4, 2019 8 Comments The Cincinnati Reds played two games on Monday afternoon. They took on the Chicago Cubs at home and they hit the road to face off against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The game against the Cubs did not go as well as hoped for the Reds. They lost by a score of 9-1. You can see the entire box score for the game here. On the mound Tony Santillan got the start and allowed a run in 2.0 innings with two walks and two strikeouts. Michael Lorenzen followed with 2.0 shutout innings and a strikeout. Lefty Zach Duke came on with a perfect inning of relief. And that’s when things started to get away from the bullpen. The Cubs scored eight runs over the next three innings off of Raisel Iglesias, Jared Hughes, and Amir Garrett. Jackson Stephens tossed a shutout final frame. At the plate not much was going right, either. Scooter Gennett singled, Jose Peraza doubled, and in the bottom of the 9th Aristides Aquino homered. That was the totality of the Reds hits for the day. Here’s how all of the minor leaguers performed on the day: Jose Siri went 0-3. Blake Trahan went 0-1. Aristides Aquino went 1-1 with a solo home run. Taylor Sparks went 0-1. Narciso Crook went 0-2. Luis Gonzalez went 0-1. Tyler Stephenson went 0-1. Tony Santillan allowed a run on 1 hit and 2 walks in 2.0 innings with 2 strikeouts. The game against Arizona went a little bit better. The Reds racked up their second tie of the spring, finishing the game with a score of 3-3 against the Diamondbacks. You can see the entire box score right here. Tanner Roark tossed 3.0 shutout innings with two strikeouts. Anthony Bass, Cody Reed, and Jimmy Herget all tossed a shutout inning of relief. At the plate Kyle Farmer notched two hits, including a double. Matt Kemp and Courtney Hawkins added solo home runs. Here’s how all of the minor leaguers performed on the day: Kyle Farmer went 2-3 with a double and a run scored. Connor Joe went 1-2 with a walk and a double. Taylor Trammell went 0-4 with an RBI. Sherman Johnson went 0-1. Alfredo Rodriguez went 0-1. TJ Friedl went 0-1. Courtney Hawkins went 1-1 with a solo home run. Brantley Bell went 0-1. Keury Mella allowed 2 runs in 1.2 innings with a walk. Ty Boyles recorded an out against the only batter he faced. Jimmy Herget threw a shutout inning with 2 strikeouts. Share this:FacebookTwitterRedditPocket 8 Responses Oldtimer March 4, 2019 Thankfully ST results don’t count. The Reds looked good the two games I saw (Feb 23 and 27) but not many others. Still playing lots of people in different spots and lots of pitchers only throwing 1 or 2 innings. MK March 4, 2019 Farmer continues to have a great Spring. I would have to give him the edge over Joe for the final bench spot as he can play the same defensive positions but is a better catcher. Only place I see Joe having an advantage is speed. Billy March 4, 2019 MK, who do you see on the bench? I see Kemp, Schebler, Iglesias, Dietrich, and the backup catcher (Casali if he’s healthy, Farmer if not). That’s assuming Senzel is on the roster, and that they only carry 12 pitchers. Who are you leaving out of that group? Oldtimer March 5, 2019 Farmer also has LAD postseason experience. Good acquisition for 4th guy in the trade. Simon Cowell March 5, 2019 Salvador Perez Diagnosed With UCL Damage… does that open up a possibility of a trade for the Reds? Connor, Farmer or even Barnhardt himself? Would we be able to pry Daniel Lynch away from them for a package that would free up roster spots? Bill March 5, 2019 It’s too bad Casali is hurt, he would be a nice potential candidate to flip to KC coming off a breakout 2018. Oldtimer March 5, 2019 KC has many other options at C. Bill March 5, 2019 The next two players on their depth chart have a combined total of 125 ML plate appearances and their top catching prospect just finished Low A ball. They’re tanking this year, so they’re probably content with two totally unproven options on their roster this season.