The Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Guardians will get together in their shared home ballpark in Goodyear this fine Friday evening, and when they do so they’ll play a little Cactus League baseball. Happy St. Patrick’s Day indeed!
The Reds appear set to roll out a lineup that looks very, very Opening Day-ish, even if it comes with scheduled Game 3 starter Graham Ashcraft on the bump for the night. Cleveland seems to be up to similar tactics at this point of the spring, as they’ll field a lineup with stalwarts like Jose Ramirez, Amed Rosario, Steven Kwan, and Josh Naylor backing starter Aaron Civale.
First pitch is scheduled for 9:05 PM ET, and no, it’s not televised anywhere. You’ll have to consume this one with your ears only, which is a really enjoyable way to spend a nice, casual Friday evening sometimes - especially when the Reds will be wearing green caps that you can’t see.