Since splitting a four-game series with the Braves to start the season, the Cincinnati Reds (2-6) have had a terrible week. They will try to end it on a good note when they face the Los Angeles Dodgers (5-2) in the third game of a four game series at Dodger Stadium and try to break this four-game losing streak.
- Time: 10:10 p.m. ET
- Place: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
- Weather: 62°; partly cloudy
- TV: Bally Sports Ohio; MLB Network (out-of-market)
- Radio: 700 WLW
Los Angeles Dodgers
|SS Kyle Farmer||SS Trea Turner|
|DH Tyler Naquin||1B Freddie Freeman|
|LF Tommy Pham||3B Justin Turner|
|1B Joey Votto||2B Max Muncy|
|C Tyler Stephenson||DH Edwin Rios|
|RF Aristides Aquino||RF Chris Taylor|
|3B Mike Moustakas||CF Cody Bellinger|
|2B Brandon Drury||LF Gavin Lux|
|CF Jake Fraley||C Austin Barnes|
Kyle Farmer, lead off hitter.
*Stats are from 2021. Greene’s 2021 stats are from Triple-A Louisville.
The rookie Hunter Greene makes his second career start tonight in his hometown of Los Angeles. After having success against a tough Braves lineup in his MLB debut, he gets to face another tough lineup in the Dodgers.
The key for Greene will be locating his pitches well, especially his slider. The success of his slider and change up will make his fastball that much more effective. He also has to make sure he’s locating his fastball well. The problem Greene will run into, and already did against the Braves a few times, is that major league hitters can catch up to 100 mph fastballs once they adjust to it. The Braves hit nothing against Greene and struck out five times the first time through the lineup. The second time through the lineup, the Braves had three hits, including a home run. It will be interesting to see how the Dodgers hitters adjust after one time through the batting order
Urías didn’t start the 2022 season well last Sunday, giving up six runs on six hits and two walks in just two innings against the Rockies. However, a bright spot for Urías was that only three of those runs were earned. He may have had a bad start to the 2022 season, but the 25-year-old left-hander had one of his best seasons in 2021, with an ERA under 3.00 and a FIP of 3.13. In 185.2 innings, he almost hit the 200 strikeout mark, falling just five short.
Throughout his career, left-handed batters have obviously not been great against Urías, but right-handed batters haven’t really fared much better. In 312.2 innings, right-handed batters are hitting just .235/.295/.335, compared to .214/.291/.390 for left-handed batters. Urías throws a fastball, curve ball, and change up. In 2021, he relied fully on those three pitches, but in 2020, he did throw a slider for about 5.5% of his pitches.
News and Notes
If you’ve been wondering why Nick Senzel is not in the lineup, well, he’s sick. He was placed on the Covid list, but as of right now, it’s not Covid. Daniel Duarte was recalled from Triple-A Louisville.
Nick Senzel is headed to the COVID list, Bell said. He has NOT tested positive. He can be on the IL with symptoms until it’s ruled out. He left the park yesterday when he wasn’t feeling well. Duarte recalled
— C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) April 16, 2022
The Reds have also added another player to the taxi squad.
The Reds have added C Mark Kolozsvary to the taxi squad, joining Alejo Lopez.
— Charlie Goldsmith (@CharlieG__) April 16, 2022
And ICYMI, here’s a Friday game recap of the Reds’ minor league affiliates for some pregame reading.