Tonight’s game in Los Angeles between the Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds will be available only on Apple TV+. There’s no subscription required, but you will need to download the app in order to watch the game. First pitch is set for 10:10pm ET.
Here’s the lineup for Friday night out west:
Los Angeles Dodgers
|Jake Fraley – CF||Mookie Betts – RF|
|Tyler Naquin – RF||Freddie Freeman – 1B|
|Tommy Pham – DH||Trea Turner – SS|
|Joey Votto – 1B||Max Muncy – DH|
|Aristides Aquino – LF||Justin Turner – 3B|
|Brandon Drury – 2B||Will Smith – C|
|Mike Moustakas – 3B||Cody Bellinger – CF|
|Kyle Farmer – SS||Chris Taylor – LF|
|Aramis Garcia – C||Gavin Lux – 2B|
|Vladimir Gutierrez – SP||Tony Gonsolin – SP|
Lineup note: Nick Senzel has been sick, but is feeling better and available off of the bench tonight according to C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic.
|Links: Vladimir Gutierrez’s Stats | Tony Gonsolin’s Stats
It could be an interesting night for Vladimir Gutierrez against a lineup that has plenty of quality left-handed hitters given just how well lefties have hit against him in his career to this point. With that said, Gutierrez has also pitched significantly better on the road (3.80 ERA, .698 OPS against on the road vs 5.94 ERA at home with a .931 OPS against).
Pitch Usage (in 2021)
Last season, and this year in his first start, Tony Gonsolin was not a pitcher who would go deep into games. He’s made 16 appearances – including 14 starts – and thrown just 58.2 innings in that span. He only pitched 5.0 innings or more four times last year, and only got into the 6th inning twice. His pitch count seemed to be 80 or less, as he topped out at 83 pitches in a start last year. He’s struggled to throw strikes, but he doesn’t give up hits all that often. Right-handed hitters do hit for power when they do get hits against him, though.
Pitch Usage (in 2021)
When and Where
- Game time: 10:10pm ET
- Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
- Watch: Apple TV+ (No sub required, but you do need the app)
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 63°, sunny, 0% chance of rain
News and Notes
Alejo Lopez to the taxi squad
In a not-all-that-surprising move, Alejo Lopez has joined the Reds in Los Angeles as a part of the taxi squad. With Jonathan India feeling something in his hamstring and having to exit the game last night it makes sense to have an extra infielder around just in case a move does need to be made.
Mike Minor pulled back from rehab
In his rehab start earlier this week Mike Minor got lit up like a Christmas tree. That didn’t matter so long as he got through it healthy. But that didn’t happen and he’s been pulled off of assignment after experience more shoulder soreness following the outing.
From a Man to a Movement: Jackie Robinson Day
It’s Jackie Robinson Day and that means we’re going to see teams around Major League Baseball take the field tonight where everyone is wearing #42. And we’re going to see and hear a lot about Jackie Robinson and what he meant for the game of baseball. Over at Baseball Prospectus Shakeia Taylor wrote about an idea she had where teams could expand beyond Jackie Robinson in their celebration.
So I’d like to propose something different… what if we made Jackie Robinson Day, a day where we celebrate all of the firsts. Every single team had a first. Integration was not a high speed train, it was more like a glacier, slow-moving but impactful. There is a long list of players whose legacies hardly ever get touched.
There’s a lot more to Taylor’s idea and it goes just beyond on the field stuff on April 15th. Head over to the link above and give it a read.
Around the Nation
Reds have signed free agents Sandy León and Ross Detwiler
Cincinnati is adding some minor league depth with big league experience. Today they signed catcher Sandy León. He has parts of 10 seasons in the big leagues. They also signed reliever Ross Detwiler to a minor league deal last week.
Around the Beat
Cartoonest Kevin Necessary of the Cincinnati Enquirer had a good submission today.
"Where are you going to go?" asked #Reds president Phil Castellini to fans who, you know, want a winning team. My latest #Cincinnati @Enquirer cartoon. #Opinion #baseball #mlb pic.twitter.com/F3LC6arPpT
— Kevin Necessary (@knecessary) April 15, 2022