The Cincinnati Reds stay at home today to take on the Los Angeles Angels. Here’s the starting lineup:

  1. Jose Peraza – SS
  2. Jordan Pacheco – 3B
  3. Joey Votto – 1B
  4. Brandon Phillips – 2B
  5. Jay Bruce – RF
  6. Adam Duvall – LF
  7. Scott Schebler – DH
  8. Tyler Holt – CF
  9. Tucker Barnhart – C
  10. Cody Reed – P

We also know a few of the guys who will be entering the game for the starters. Calten Daal will be taking over at shortstop, Juan Duran will take over in right field, Yorman Rodriguez will take over in left field and Chad Wallach will replace Barnhart behind the plate.

The other pitchers that are scheduled to throw are: J.C. Ramirez, Layne Somsen, Tim Adleman, Dayan Diaz and J.J. Hoover.

Robert Stephenson and Sal Romano are both scheduled to pitch in a “B game” that starts at 12:30pm (ET).

Here is the list of minor leaguers that will be in uniform today on the Reds bench/in the bullpen: Zack Weiss, Chris O’Grady, Ramon Cabrera, Joe Hudson, Kyle Skipworth, Alex Blandino, Ray Chang, Brandon Dixon, Eric Jagielo, Seth Mejias-Brean, Narciso Crook, Phil Ervin, Kyle Waldrop and Jesse Winker.

What to watch for today

Cody Reed is taking the mound today for his first start, and his second appearance. He allowed two runs, one earned, in his first appearance over 2.0 innings. He’s expected to go out and throw 3.0 innings today. He didn’t walk anyone in the first outing, but in his second inning of work he did seem to struggle some with his control. Keep an eye, or ear out in this case since the game isn’t on any broadcasts aside from the radio, for how he controls the strikezone.

The Reds seem to be taking a good look at Jose Peraza at shortstop and it seems like a great idea to at least give it a look. He’s already shown off good range on a fly ball, but so far there hasn’t been one on the ground where he’s had to extend himself. Maybe that happens today. It would also be nice to see him get on base a few times and work the base paths.

Layne Somsen was impressive in his first outing and had Bryan Price talking about things he liked from the right hander. He’s probably a slight long shot to make the team because he’s not yet on the 40-man roster, but there’s always room to be made on the roster if he performs. He’s caught the eye of the manager, so it’s just a matter of getting guys out consistently over the next three-and-a-half weeks.

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