Hunter Greene is back on the mound for the Cincinnati Reds after getting a few extra days of rest. He’ll be matched up against righty Antonio Senzatela and the Colorado Rockies. The Reds will be looking to get back in the win column as they begin their road trip tonight with an 8:40pm ET scheduled first pitch.
Here are the lineups for this evening’s contest:
|Jonathan India – 2B||Connor Joe – RF|
|Tyler Naquin – RF||Charlie Blackmon – DH|
|Tommy Pham – LF||Randal Grichuk – CF|
|Joey Votto – 1B||C.J. Cron – 1B|
|Kyle Farmer – SS||Ryan McMahon – 3B|
|Brandon Drury – 3B||Elias Diaz – C|
|Mike Moustakas – DH||Sam Hilliard – LF|
|Nick Senzel – CF||Jose Iglesias – SS|
|Aramis Garcia – C||Alan Trejo – 2B|
|Hunter Greene – SP||Antonio Senzatela – SP|
|Links: Hunter Greene’s Stats | Antonio Senzatela’s Stats
Greene’s splits are interesting – lefties are walking plenty against him so far, but they aren’t hitting much. Righties are making more contact, but not walking – but they have hit for some power. Granted the sample size at play here is very small and things can change quickly, but so far that’s how things have played out.
For Greene, all eyes will be on the radar gun after his last outing saw him throwing about 4 MPH less than usual. While the team says he was fine following the outing, they did push him back a few days in the rotation.
For a team that is struggling to make contact, Antonio Senzatela may be the answer. He’s barely striking out anyone this season. We’re still dealing with a small sample size issue of just a handful of innings, but his strikeout rate on the year is under 10%, which is more than 50% lower than the league average. He hasn’t been fooling anyone, either – batters have hit .448/.450/.569 against him this season.
When and Where
- Game time: 8:40pm ET
- Where: Coors Field
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 59°, cloudy, 0% chance of rain
News and Notes
The Reds have added Connor Overton to the taxi squad. The Reds currently need a fifth starter with Nick Lodolo on the IL.
Overton (who throws two different sliders) has a 2.84 ERA in four games/ 19 innings this season.
— Charlie Goldsmith (@CharlieG__) April 29, 2022
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