The Cincinnati Reds will once again try to stop their losing streak and avoid being swept for the third straight series. Nick Lodolo will face off against Adam Wainwright and the St. Louis Cardinals in a match up that features the 1st place and last place teams in the National League Central division. First pitch is set for 1:40pm ET.
Here are your lineups for this afternoon’s NL Central contest:
St. Louis Cardinals
|Tommy Edman – 2B||Tyler Naquin – RF|
|Paul Goldschmidt – 1B||Kyle Farmer – SS|
|Tyler O’Neill – LF||Tommy Pham – LF|
|Nolan Arenado – 3B||Joey Votto – 1B|
|Albert Pujols – DH||Colin Moran – DH|
|Dylan Carlson – RF||Nick Senzel – CF|
|Edmundo Sosa – SS||Alejo Lopez – 2B|
|Yadier Molina – C||JT Riddle – 3B|
|Harrison Bader – CF||Mark Kolozsvary – C|
|Adam Wainwright – SP||Nick Lodolo – SP|
|Links: Nick Lodolo’s Stats | Adam Wainwright’s Stats
The splits below are from the 2021 season in the minors for Lodolo. In his first two games in the big leagues he’s only had the chance to face a lefty six times. They are 0-5 with a walk and a strikeout against him. Righties, though, have had tons of success as they’ve hit .371/.463/.657 against him in 41 trips to the plate.
From his first start to his second start he really altered his pitch usage, throwing less fastball and breaking ball while more than doubling the usage of his change up. His control was also better in his second outing.
2021 Splits (minors)
An ageless wonder, if you will, Adam Wainwright is in his 18th season in the big leagues (I’m counting his 2011 that he missed). He’ll turn 41-years-old at the end of August this year. Since the start of 2020 he’s posted a 3.06 ERA in 45 starts for the Cardinals.
Last season he pitched well against both lefties and righties, but lefties did hit for a little more power against him than right-handers did. This season – granted it’s just three games – lefties have a .917 OPS against him, while righties are sitting at .595.
When and Where
- Game time: 1:40pm ET
- Where: Great American Ball Park
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 81°, Sunny, 0% chance of rain
News and Notes
Luis Castillo set to pitch in Dayton this afternoon
Castillo is scheduled to start for the Dragons this afternoon and will throw 50 pitches (give or take a few) in his first rehab start in the minors after missing all of spring training.
In today’s gamenotes the rotation has a bit of a change in it. After the off day tomorrow, the rotation will be Reiver Sanmartin, Vladimir Gutierrez, and then Tyler Mahle. There are no probables listed after that. Hunter Greene had followed Gutierrez and preceded Mahle to this point in the season, but it seems that he’s being pushed with the help of the off day.
Jonathan India progressing as expected
#Reds manager David Bell said Jonathan India is trending in the right direction, could be in the lineup Tuesday. Tyler Stephenson may not go on the upcoming road trip as he recovers from a concussion.
— C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) April 24, 2022