For the second time in three days the Cincinnati Reds will be playing in a Spring Breakout game. They won 4-1 as the Reds prospect team defeated the Texas Rangers prospect team on Thursday. Tonight they’ll be back at it against the Cleveland Guardians prospect team.

When and Where

The game is scheduled to start at 7:05pm ET and it’s scheduled to follow the big league game between the Reds and Mariners. That could potentially push back the start time of the Spring Breakout game if it runs long. There is no radio coverage of this game, but you will be able to watch it on MLB.com, MLB.tv, and the MLB App. The game is also now being listed as being available on ESPN+ if you have that service and prefer to use it. If you are in the greater Phoenix area, the game is being played at Goodyear Ballpark. Hopefully the cameras and camera angles will be better and more plentiful today compared to Thursday’s game, but given that there’s no broadcast television coverage I am skeptical that there will be. *Fingers crossed*

Here is the link for the gameday/box score if you want to follow along there. Be aware that it’s very unlikely you’ll get pitch/batted ball tracking and pitch counts will not be accurate.

The Rules for the day

  • There is no 3-batter rule for pitchers.
  • Pitchers can be removed and re-enter the game at a later point.
  • Position players can not re-enter the game once removed unless it is to replace an injured player.
  • There will be a pitch clock.
  • Teams will be limited to seven mound visits.
  • Pitchcom is allowed to be used.
  • The game will be played with the Triple-A baseball.
  • The game is scheduled to be a 7-inning contest.

The Starting Lineup

  1. Jacob Hurtubise – LF
  2. Sal Stewart – 3B
  3. Tyler Callihan – 2B
  4. Cam Collier – DH
  5. Mat Nelson – C
  6. Ethan O’Donnell – RF
  7. Jay Allen II – CF
  8. Cade Hunter – 1B
  9. Victor Acosta – SS
  10. Ryan Cardona – RHP

The Roster

# Pitchers # Infielders
21 Ty Floyd 3 Austin Callahan
37 Ryan Cardona 4 Cam Collier
40 Hunter Parks 7 Carlos Jorge
49 Cody Adcock 15 Carlos Sanchez
72 Gabe Starks 25 Sal Stewart
79 Andrew Moore 27 Victor Acosta
80 Arij Fransen 80 Edwin Arroyo
81 Anyer Laureano 85 Tyler Callihan
81 Rhett Lowder Outfielders
84 Julian Aguiar 2 Ethan O’Donnell
35 Simon Miller 9 Jay Allen II
44 Dylan Simmons 21 Hector Rodríguez
Catchers 28 Esmith Pineda
6 Alfredo Duno 89 Jacob Hurtubise
32 Cade Hunter
94 Michael Trautwein
95 Mat Nelson

Will Not Pitch Today

  • Julian Aguiar
  • Rhett Lowder
  • Hunter Parks

These guys pitched in Thursday night’s game and are not expected to pitch this evening.

The Coaching Staff

  • Jose Moreno – Manager
  • Todd Naskedov – Pitching Coach
  • Daryle Ward – Hitting Coach
  • Dick Shofield – First Base Coach
  • Francisco Rodriguez-Castillo – Performance Coach

This is the Double-A Chattanooga staff and they’ll serve these roles with them when the season begins. They will also have help on the day.

  • Lenny Harris – Third Base Coach
  • Vince Harrison – Coach

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12 Responses

  1. PTBNL

    What is the difference between the AAA and ML baseball and why does there have to be a difference?

    • Doug Gray

      I wish I knew for sure why there was a difference. But the difference is that the seams are lower on the major league baseballs.

      My guess is that it’s cheaper to produce the AAA baseball this way. But that’s just a guess.

    • DaveCT

      Doug, I thought AAA used the ML baseball, and AA and below used the ‘minor league’ ball?

      • Doug Gray

        They did that last year. Apparently that’s not going to happen this year (or why would they specify the AAA baseball will be in use?).

  2. Randy in Chatt

    I thought there was going to be a video for this game?

    • Doug Gray

      So did the rest of us. Incredibly disappointing.

  3. Randy in Chatt

    Yup! I’d take the HS level video at this point.

  4. Jason Franklin

    Time to give Dunn a chance on the MLB roster.

    • Jason Franklin

      Lineup with Dunn (vs Righties):
      Benson (LF)
      DeLaCruz (SS)
      McLain (2B)
      CES (DH)
      Candy (3B)
      Fraley (RF)
      India (1B)
      Stephenson (C)
      Dunn (CF)