Spring Recreation Thread: Cincinnati Reds vs Los Angeles Dodgers

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Tonight, the Cincinnati Reds will face the Los Angeles Dodgers. The game begins at 8:05 p.m. ET and will air on national television via MLB Network.

Cincinnati Reds (1-2) starting grid

  1. Dee Strange-Gordon – SS
  2. Scott Heineman – LF
  3. Nick Senzel – CF.
  4. Aristides Aquino – RF
  5. Alex Blandino – DH
  6. Tyler Stephenson – C.
  7. Jonathan India – 2 B
  8. Cheslor Cuthbert – 1B
  9. Max Schrock – 3B
  10. Jeff Hoffman – SP

Reserve player on today’s squad:

Jugs

Catcher

Infielders

Outfielder

Los Angeles Dodgers (2-0-1) starting grid

  1. Chris Taylor – 2 B
  2. Max Muncy – 1B
  3. Justin Turner – 3B
  4. Will Smith – C.
  5. Matt Beaty – RF
  6. Gavin Lux – SS
  7. Zach McKinstry – CF.
  8. Luke Raley – LF
  9. Zach Reks – DH
  10. Julio Urias – SP

Where can I see / hear / follow the game?

The game will be broadcast live on the Reds on Radio Network. In the greater Cincinnati area, the game will be available from 700 WLW. The game can also be viewed on the MLB Network as well as on MLB.tv if you have a subscription.

Red links and news

Nick Castellanos is expected to play Friday and Sunday

Quick update on Nick Castellanos from David Bell who expects to play on Friday and Sunday. pic.twitter.com/7Mv7zUq71M

– Redleg Nation (@redlegnation) March 3, 2021

Lyon Richardson impressed David Bell

If you saw the game last night you were probably impressed with Lyon Richardson. He fired a perfect inning of relief and picked up two strikes. But not only the home crowd was impressed – manager David Bell was also impressed. Over at RedsMinorLeagues.com this morning I wrote about Richardson and how different he looked Tuesday night as the last time he was in a game on the hill.

Lyon Richardson impresses in spring training for the Reds

Interesting read about the shift

Russell A. Carleton wrote about the shift This morning in the baseball prospectus. He found and pointed to the finds of some others, some very interesting things. The shift leads to more walks and, depending on the handedness of the club, more or less contact is made. It was fun to read, but you must also have a subscription to the baseball prospectus to read it.

Aaron Boone has a successful heart operation

It was announced today that Aaron Boone, former infielder for the Reds and now manager of the New York Yankees, would undergo surgery to obtain a pacemaker. At 6 p.m. ET it was announced that things were going as expected and that he was not operated on and was in a recovery room.

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