The Cincinnati Reds will host the San Diego Padres this afternoon in the final game of their homestand, looking to break a 2-game losing streak. Cincinnati sends Tyler Mahle to the mound to match up against Nick Martinez with the first pitch set for 12:35pm ET.
Here are your lineups for this afternoon’s contest:
San Diego Padres
|Trent Grisham – CF||Jake Fraley – CF|
|Jake Cronenworth – 2B||Tyler Naquin – RF|
|Manny Machado – DH||Tommy Pham – LF|
|Jurickson Profar – LF||Joey Votto – 1B|
|Eric Hosmer – 1B||Kyle Farmer – SS|
|Matt Beaty – RF||Brandon Drury – 2B|
|Jorge Alfaro – C||Mike Moustakas – DH|
|C.J. Abrams – SS||Colin Moran – 3B|
|Ha-Seong Kim – 3B||Mark Kolozsvary – C|
|Nick Martinez – SP||Tyler Mahle – SP|
|Links: Tyler Mahle’s Stats | Nick Martinez’s Stats
It’s been a tough start to the season for Tyler Mahle, who has an ERA of 6.88 to begin the season. He missed the Padres in their previous series, so he’ll be facing them for the first time this year when he takes the mound today.
From 2018-2021 Nick Martinez pitched professionally in Japan. He returned to the US this spring when he signed with the San Diego Padres. He’s struggled a bit to throw strikes so far, walking 10 batters in 14.2 innings. He’s also given up five home runs. Despite both of those rates being very high, and the fact that he’s given up 16 hits, his ERA has remained solid. That’s not likely to continue if those rates stay anywhere near where they have been.
Martinez didn’t pitch in the Major Leagues between 2018-2021, and he’s only thrown a handful of innings this year in the big leagues. It feels that including his splits here wouldn’t be all that useful.
When and Where
- Game time: 12:35pm ET
- Where: Great American Ball Park
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 54°, cloudy, 15% chance of rain
News and Notes
Nick Lodolo placed on the injured list
Prior to the game this afternoon the Reds put Nick Lodolo on the injured list with a lower back strain. They activated Mike Moustakas (who is in the lineup today) to take his place on the roster.
Around the Beat
Phillip Diehl’s dream come true
Prior to last night’s game that saw Diehl actually take the mound, Bobby Nightengale wrote about the Cincinnati native getting a chance to play for his hometown team after being called up from Triple-A.