Feb 16, 2013; Goodyear, AZ, USA; Latos poses for a photo during photo day at the Reds Spring Training Facility. (Photo: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports)

Reds Game Thread: CLE v CIN (Spring Training)

Welcome to Blog Red Machine’s first ever game thread. This is a feature I have wanted to do for a while and I sincerely hope to evolve this into a regular feature on BRM.

With the game being broadcast on Fox Sports Ohio, I thought this would be a good day to do so. With today being St. Patrick’s Day (and I’m not wearing green), participation could be spotty.

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Today’s starters:
Cleveland (13-8-1) – Justin Masterson (2-0, 4.15 ERA, 1.038 WHIP)
Cincinnati (6-13-2) – Mat Latos (0-0, 1,50 ERA, 0.833 WHIP)

Starting lineups:

Cleveland   Cincinnati  
Player Pos Player Pos
Bourn 8 Robinson 8
Stubbs 9 Cozart 6
Brantley 7 Votto 3
Phelps 5 Paul 7
Carson DH Bruce 9
McGuinness 3 Frazier 5
Diaz 6 Donald 4
Hernandez 4 Mesoraco 2
Jeroloman 2 Latos 1

Pre-game Notes:
– Appears the Tribe is going with a DH while the Reds aren’t. Seeing as it’s only 15 days from Opening Day, makes sense.
According to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com. Masterson is slated to go 6 innings.

There are a couple of things I would like to add here:

1. Be considerate of others.
2. No profanity.

Now…scroll down to the comments section (If there are no comments, make the first one to get things started!) and enjoy!

(If you like to keep score, head here and there are a number of printable scorecards available for download. Some are PDF and some are Excel.)

Tags: Cincinnati Reds

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