The Cincinnati Reds had an off day on Wednesday, but they returned to the field on Thursday afternoon to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. And by the time the game was over the Reds total number of ties this spring almost caught up to their total number of wins as they picked up their 4th tie of the year thanks to a 3-3 tilt against the Dodgers. You can see the entire box score for the game right here.

Sonny Gray got the start on the mound and fired 3.0 perfect innings, picking up a strikeout along the way of opposing pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu. Michael Lorenzen allowed one earned run over 2.0 innings of relief. He then took over in center field where he went 0-1 with a walk at the plate. David Hernandez, Raisel Iglesias, and Wandy Peralta all tossed a shutout inning of relief.

At the plate the Reds got a solo home run from Phillip Ervin. It was his team leading 4th home run of the spring. No other Red had an extra-base hit, but they did add on eight singles and two walks. Here’s how all of the minor leaguers performed on the day:

Here is who is scheduled to pitch for the Cincinnati Reds tomorrow: Tanner Roark, Anthony Bass, Cody Reed, and Brandon Finnegan.

The Reds participated in a “B Game” today in Goodyear over on the Cleveland Indians side of the complex. C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic was in attendance for that game and provided a few highlights via twitter.

Joey Votto doubled and homered. Here’s video of the home run towards the airplane graveyard.

Nick Senzel doubled and tripled. Here’s the video from Trent of Senzel’s triple.

13 Responses

  1. Wes

    Still a lil early but…

    Rotation
    Gray (coming out strong!)
    Roark
    Disco
    Mahle
    Castillo

    And wood replaces Castillo when ready

    Peraza
    Gennett
    Votto
    Puig
    Suarez
    Kemp/winker
    Senzel
    Barnhart
    Pitcher

    Kemp gets nod over winker but split time evenly. Kemp stays w reds unless they use his salary to offset trade but he’s productive as 4th of all year.

    Senzel works his way up to 2 spot

    Puig is top 5 in NL mvp

    Reds acquire Bumgarner for Santillan.

    Reds win 95 games and make wild card. Bumgarner wins play in game going all 9. Reds beat cubs for NL and yanks for WS.

    Go ahead and bet your 401k on it! Here comes big red machaine.

  2. Miked

    Not happening Wes. Castillo is an important part of the rotation and he will be in it. Spring training means little.

  3. DocProc

    Grrrrrrrrr. I paid good money to watch the Reds play the Dodgers at Camelback Ranch this afternoon. Meanwhile, Votto and Senzel (and Suarez, Kemp, and others) stayed home and played free baseball on the back fields. Would much rather have attended that game with a better lineup. Thanks, Reds.

    • OklaRed

      Nature of spring training can always go to back fields. But I have been at those weak line up games.

    • MK

      Have seen those guys a lot would rather pay to see the guys I’ve never seen before.

      • DocProc

        I’ve been watching minor leaguers all week and the week before. No complaints–it’s been great–but I really wanted to see if/how Senzel and Votto are rounding into form. Quite well, apparently.

  4. The Unathletic

    It’s becoming more and more clear that JT Realmuto would’ve eliminated the only weak link from our lineup.. now that Bell replaced Price as manager.

    • Show Triple Slash

      Apparently at the cost of Senzel, Trammell or Greene headlining the deal. No thanks. And risky to put too much stock in Barnhardt’s Spring.

  5. Krozley

    Gray looked good. He threw additional pitches in the bullpen in what looked like game simulation, so I think he should be on track to be ready at the season’s start. Bautista made a couple nice plays in RF. Man, he is taller than I expected. Lorenzen was not sharp, but the rest of the pen looked good. Downs played the whole game at short for the Dodgers and hit the ball well.

    • MuddyCleats

      Great 2 see Sonny w/ good back 2 back outings.

  6. DocProc

    Sonny Gray did indeed look really good. No runs, no hits, no walks. Had batters off-balance and got a lot of weak popups and grounders.