Sal Romano returns to the mound for the Cincinnati Reds on Monday for his third start of this Cactus League campaign. He fell short of finishing off 3 IP in his second outing, lasting 2.2 IP and allowing a lone earned run in his start against the Kansas City Royals last week. This time, he’ll be up against the Los Angeles Angels at home in Goodyear, and while he’ll dodge the likes of Mike Trout and Zack Cozart - both of whom have the day off - he’ll still get to tangle with two-way star Shohei Ohtani and the remnants of Albert Pujols.
Also available to pitch today are David Hernandez, Jared Hughes, Cody Reed, Vance Worley, and Tanner Rainey, among others.
First pitch is scheduled for 3:05 PM ET. The Angels fee will be televised by FS-W, so you’ll be able to view it if you’ve got MLB.tv; otherwise, you’ll be able to listen to the Reds radio broadcast per usual.
Los Angeles Lineup
- While Brandon Finnegan will get the start for the Reds in their game in Goodyear against Cleveland, it was announced earlier this morning that the Reds will play a “B” game in Surprise against the Texas Rangers, too, as Jamie Ramsey relayed. It appears Michael Lorenzen will get the start in that one.
- The Reds made an unexpected waiver claim of LHP Jairo Labourt from the Detroit Tigers over the weekend, but before he could ever make it to camp in Arizona, he was claimed by the Oakland Athletics. With Rookie Davis officially moved to the 60-day DL, though, the Reds now have an open roster spot.
- Billy Hamilton is leading off again for the Reds today, but FanGraphs’ Travis Sawchik recently spoke to Billy about a much different idea for his role on the team. It’s an idea that’s been kicked around RR for years now, but it’s obviously not one we’ve had the chance to talk about with Billy directly - and the way Sawchik relays it is a damn enjoyable read, too.