Photo: Doug Gray
The Cincinnati Reds return to Goodyear Ballpark this afternoon to host the Texas Rangers. First pitch is set for 3:05pm ET. Hunter Greene will get the start for Cincinnati and we’ll get to see the first game for Kevin Newman in a Reds jersey.
Rangers (1-2) at Reds (1-1)
Reserve players on today’s Reds roster:
Where to watch/listen/follow the game
The game today will be available to watch on Bally Sports Ohio as well as MLB.tv. If you are looking for the game on the radio you can tune into 1360 WSAI AM.
Reds links and news
Trying to bounce back with Joey Votto
Jay Jaffe of Fangraphs looks at Joey Votto and the 2023 attempt at bouncing back, not just from his down 2022 season, but his shoulder surgery, and perhaps one last bout against Father Time. Jaffe points out that once Votto ditched the hockey puck bat on April 27th he was a slightly above-average hitter the rest of the season before the campaign came to an end in August when he opted for shoulder surgery. There’s plenty of numbers involved, including the full range of outcomes in his ZiPS projections as well as comps to other 39-year-old hitters over the last decade and how they performed. Speaking of Joey Votto……
Joey Votto is ready for the aliens
I can get behind the Reds sweeping the playoffs and being World Series champions. I’m not so sure I’m ready to embrace our alien overlords just yet. Your mileage may vary.
Someone was stealing MLB equipment in Denver
Stephanie Apstein of Sports Illustrated published an article this morning that is fascinating. Back in 2020 someone had stolen 15 jerseys, two pair of batting gloves, and Johnny Cueto’s jelly beans while several teams were in Colorado to play the Rockies. It led to a long investigation to track down who was behind it and it’s a bit of a doozy.