Nick Lodolo is set to make his second start of his big league career tonight as he takes on the San Diego Padres. First pitch is set for 9:40pm ET.
And here are the lineups for tonight’s game in the hometown of Ron Burgandy:
San Diego Padres
|Kyle Farmer – SS||Austin Nola – DH|
|Brandon Drury – DH||Manny Machado – 3B|
|Tommy Pham – LF||Jake Cronenworth – 2B|
|Joey Votto – 1B||Luke Voit – 1B|
|Tyler Stephenson – C||Jurickson Profar – LF|
|Alejo Lopez – 2B||Wil Myers – RF|
|Colin Moran – 3B||Jorge Alfaro – C|
|Aristides Aquino – RF||Ha-Seong Kim – SS|
|Jake Fraley – CF||Jose Azocar – CF|
|Nick Lodolo – SP||Sean Manaea – SP|
Lineup changes just before 9pm!
|Links: Nick Lodolo’s Stats | Sean Manaea’s Stats
The left-handed rookie will be looking to rebound from his big league debut in which he uncharacteristically struggled to throw strikes. With only one big league start under his belt we don’t really have much to lean on other than his minor league numbers. He was very good against lefties and righties, but was otherworldly good against lefties.
2021 Splits (in the minors)
Another left-handed starter coming at the Reds who has a history of being dominant against lefties. Last season right-handed batters found some success against him, and teams did their best to stack the lineups against him with righties. He won’t walk many guys no matter how the lineup is stacked, but he misses far more bats against lefties and they do significantly less damage when they do put the bat on the ball.
Pitch Usage (in 2021)
When and Where
- Game time: 9:40pm ET
- Where: Petco Park
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 63°, partly cloudy, 0% chance of rain
News and Notes
Nick Senzel activated, Tyler Naquin to the IL
In a close-to-game-time decision, the Reds announced that Tyler Naquin was being placed on the injured list (with no injury designation) and that Nick Senzel was being activated from the injured list.
No decision yet on Jonathan India
Reds have not made a final decision on whether Jonathan India will be on the IL. He’ll be evaluated after pregame drills.
David Bell said India won’t start any games before Friday if he remains off the IL, could be available off bench. If he’s put on IL, he can return Tuesday.
— Bobby Nightengale (@nightengalejr) April 18, 2022
Playing short for a week in order to not make an injured list move to get a player back for a few days earlier than they otherwise may is the Cincinnati Reds super power.
From the Game Notes
The Cincinnati Reds have not had a lead at the end of an inning over the last 54 innings. That’s almost as bad as when they went 56 such innings from March 31st through April 6th of 2019.
The offense is struggling…. big time
The Reds have four hitters among their top nine by PA (Votto, Moustakas, Pham, Aquino) who are a combined 11-for-118 (.093) this season, with 2 XBH and 52 SO.
— Andrew Simon (@AndrewSimonMLB) April 18, 2022
Around the Beat
Tommy Pham is frustrated by his start
“It’s tough because if I was playing to my capability, we could have won a couple of more games.”
Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer spoke with Pham about his slow start to the year. Pham breaks down why he thinks he’s struggled so far and what he’s looking to do in order to turn things around.