Prior to this afternoon’s regularly-scheduled Reds/Indians showdown at Goodyear Ballpark, the two Ohio teams will meet in a ‘B’ game just down the street at the Reds Spring Training complex. The ‘B’ game will start at noon Cincinnati time.
Some of the Reds blue-chip pitching prospects will be on the mound in the ‘B’ game, so follow me on Twitter (@Jamieblog) for updates/pitching lines.
Here are the ‘B’ game lineups…
(Moscot – RHP
Garrett – LHP
Travieso – RHP
Howard – RHP)
(Carrasco, Anderson, Molleken, Price)
Despite a leadoff homer by Billy Hamilton, the Reds fell to the Indians on Wednesday afternoon at Goodyear Ballpark, 4-2.
Check out Mark Sheldon’s game story on Reds.com.
Here are some photos from Wednesday…
I’m having a hard time remembering to put on my sunscreen since I’ve been here. After today, however, I’m pretty sure I’m not going to forget tomorrow. I look like a lobster.
In addition to Thursday’s regularly scheduled Reds/Indians game at Goodyear Ballpark, the teams will square off against each other earlier in the day in a “B” game at the Reds Spring Training Complex. Here are Thursday’s tentative lineups…
— Jamie Ramsey (@Jamieblog) March 4, 2015
The Reds Spring Training complex in Goodyear has a man-made hill on site to help with the team’s cardiovascular training. The hill used to be named “Mt. Krause” in honor of former Reds strength and conditioning coach Matt Krause. Krause has since moved on to the Yankees, so the hill has received a new name: “Price Hill.” A perfect tribute to both Bryan Price and that specific neighborhood located on the west side of Cincinnati.
More from Goodyear, tomorrow.
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Baseball has officially unofficially begun.
The Reds trounced the Tribe in Tuesday’s Cactus League opener, 10-zip. As my boss said this afternoon, “You can’t win ‘em all if you don’t win the first one.”
Read Mark Sheldon’s game story, HERE.
Here are some photos from today…
Wednesday’s Reds lineup <subject to change>
Wednesday’s #Reds LU: Hamilton 8, Schumaker 7, Frazier 5, Dominguez 3, Boesch 9, Pena DH, Cozart 6, Negron 4, Barnhart 2, (DeSclafani RHP)
— Jamie Ramsey (@Jamieblog) March 3, 2015
For many reasons – some obvious, some personal – it’s so great to be out here in Arizona with Cincinnati Reds baseball. I definitely missed it. Based on the weather reports from the middle of the country, it sounds like you should be out here with us, too!
I’ll have more stuff on Wednesday to help you keep warm. Be safe and bundle up!
Good afternoon and happy Friday!
Just wanted to quickly let you know that I’ll be arriving at Reds Spring Training HQ in Goodyear, AZ on Monday.
Once I arrive, prepare to see lots of fun photos and blog posts right here on Better Off Red.
Until then, enjoy your weekend and be good to one another!
It’s Spring Training time, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Reds are getting new signs…but not THOSE kinds of signs, rather, actual new signs at Great American Ball Park.
More from my colleague Michael “Mando” Anderson…
Great American Ball Park will be getting three new signs for the 2015 Cincinnati Reds baseball season, replacing those located over the main gates on Crosley Terrace, the sign on top of the scoreboard and the sign on the southwest corner of the ballpark.
The new signs will be paid for by Great American Insurance Group, as part of their naming rights sponsorship of Great American Ball Park thereby relieving the Cincinnati Reds and Hamilton County from having to fund the sign replacement.
The new signs will use modern, energy-efficient LED lighting that will significantly reduce power consumption and maintenance requirements.
The removal of the existing signs is beginning this week and the installation of the new signage is to be completed by Opening Day on April 6.