Photo: Doug Gray
The Cincinnati Reds will play host to the Oakland Athletics this afternoon in Goodyear. First pitch is set for 3:05pm ET. Graham Ashcraft takes the mound today before everyone gets a day off (at least from games) tomorrow.
Athletics (2-2) vs Reds (2-2)
Wil Myers was a late scratch from the lineup and was replaced by Alex McGarry at first base. No word on why Myers isn’t playing.
Reserve players on today’s Reds roster:
Where to watch/listen/follow the game
There will be no televised broadcast of the game today. If you are looking to follow along on the radio you can tune into 1360 WSAI for the coverage.
Reds links and news
Will Joey Votto be ready or not?
Asked if Joey Votto could be ready in time for Opening Day, David Bell said this: “I don’t have confidence or a lack of confidence that will happen. With Joey, I just trust it. Nothing would surprise me. I don’t have any more information today. I’m just letting it play out.”
— Mark Sheldon (@m_sheldon) March 1, 2023
The Reds emphasis athleticism…. in athletes?
Charlie Goldsmith of the Cincinnati Enquirer wrote about how the Reds are focusing on athleticism in their scouting of players. That feels like a strange statement to make given that that seems like something that every scout should have been doing since scouts began to exist. While you don’t have to look like an athlete, to play at the highest level you’ve got to have some athleticism somewhere. Be it quick wrists, hands, feet – something athletic is going to stand out. Guys can’t hit 90+ MPH fastballs without some level of elite athleticism somewhere.
MLB Pipeline updates their Reds Top 30 Prospects
The crew at MLB Pipeline has updated the Cincinnati Reds Top 30 prospect list. If you’re into that kind of thing, here’s the link to satisfy you.