Cincinnati Reds Spring Training Game Review: 3/14/19 Doug Gray March 14, 2019 13 Comments 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: Daniel Sweet went 0-1. Mariel Bautista went 0-2. Connor Joe went 0-1. Juan Graterol went 0-1. Reshard Munroe went 1-1. Stuart Fairchild went 1-1. Kyle Farmer went 0-1. Blake Trahan went 0-2. 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. Joey Votto dinger pic.twitter.com/43KeshsAh5 — C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) March 14, 2019 Nick Senzel doubled and tripled. Here’s the video from Trent of Senzel’s triple. Nick Senzel 2-run triple pic.twitter.com/S1pMaUizyF — C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) March 14, 2019 Share this:FacebookTwitterRedditPocket 13 Responses Wes March 14, 2019 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. MK March 14, 2019 I stopped betting mine at the Castillo scenario. MA March 15, 2019 Thank you for this riveting assessment. Miked March 14, 2019 Not happening Wes. Castillo is an important part of the rotation and he will be in it. Spring training means little. DocProc March 14, 2019 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 March 14, 2019 Nature of spring training can always go to back fields. But I have been at those weak line up games. MK March 14, 2019 Have seen those guys a lot would rather pay to see the guys I’ve never seen before. DocProc March 15, 2019 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. The Unathletic March 14, 2019 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 March 14, 2019 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. Krozley March 14, 2019 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 March 14, 2019 Great 2 see Sonny w/ good back 2 back outings. DocProc March 15, 2019 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.