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.

Starting Lineups

Here are the lineups for this evening’s contest:

Cincinnati Reds

Colorado Rockies

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

Starting Pitchers

Pitcher IP ERA WHIP BB% K%
Antonio Senzatela 13.1 4.73 2.03 1.6% 8.2%
Hunter Greene 13.2 5.27 1.39 9.8% 26.2%
Links: Hunter Greene’s Stats | Antonio Senzatela’s Stats

Hunter Greene

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.


RHH 31 7 1 0 2 3.2% 22.6% .250 .290 .500
LHH 30 6 0 0 1 16.7% 30.0% .240 .367 .360

Pitch Usage

4-Seam Slider Change
Velo 98.8 85.9 89.7
Usage 65.1% 25.2% 9.7%

Antonio Senzatela

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.


RHH 28 13 4 0 1 3.6% 10.7% .500 .500 .769
LHH 33 13 0 0 0 0.0% 6.1% .406 .406 .406

Pitch Usage

4-Seam 2-Seam Slider Change Curve
Velo 93.8 92.4 85.6 85.4 78.4
Usage 50.4% 8.6% 31.5% 3.9% 5.6%

When and Where

  • Game time: 8:40pm ET
  • Where: Coors Field
  • Watch: Bally Sports Ohio,
  • Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
  • Forecast: 59°, cloudy, 0% chance of rain

News and Notes

Around the Nation

Resignations, Phil Castellini, and Walt Jocketty coming back?

Jon Heyman had some interesting things in a recent column at the New York Post about a bunch of resignations within the Reds after Phil Castellini’s comments on opening day, and a little tidbit on Walt Jocketty perhaps taking on a bigger role within the organization once again.

Around the Beat

Joey Votto’s hockey puck bat is no more

C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic spoke with Joey Votto about the bat, and the switch back to a normal one that’s left him feeling better about moving forward.

Alexis Diaz and his special fastball

Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer wrote about the Reds rookie and his fastball, that early on this season stands out among all pitchers in Major League Baseball for multiple reasons.

51 Responses

    • LDS

      Perhaps if he gives up his quest for home runs and just puts the ball in play.

    • Jim

      It’s too late for Votto to figure it out!

  1. Bet on Red

    Kris Bryant to the IL, a little bit of luck for us

  2. Bet on Red

    Moose has a hitting streak? he got an infield hit?

  3. RedsGettingBetter

    Greene’s fastball sitting on 96-97 MPH… What is happening to him?

    • LarkinPhillips

      Could be weather as mentioned below, but it looks to me he is throwing more 2 seamers and trying to get movement rather than hard 4 seemers? Pure speculation.

  4. Daytonnati

    Weather? Atlanta and LA were both much warmer than here and Denver.

    • LarkinPhillips

      He had a 98.6% fielding percentage last year. That was a hard shot, not a “bad error.” He should have fielded it still. But of all the bad things this team has, farmer is far from one to worry about.

  5. Old-school

    Moose pops out to the catcher ..Really?

    • RedsGettingBetter

      Mustakas seems to be doing a big effort to can reach .200 avg, but it’s hard to him…

  6. Old-school

    This is unwatchable offense.

    Your Cincinnati Reds cant hit or score runs!

    Dems the facts…..even at Coors field,

    • Joanne

      Thanks for sharing. We couldn’t have figured that out ????

  7. Bet on Red

    At least the game is going to be shorter by a half inning now

  8. VaRedsFan

    NEVER down and in to lefties. It should be the number 1 rule for pitchers. Somehow, or guys never read the rulebook.

  9. GMan88

    Who represents Cincinnati at the All-Star game? India? Somebody has to go.

  10. Daytonnati

    Bad Hunter (or Lodolo) exponentially better than the rest of the present rotation …

    • Bet on Red

      I cant even say that. I only trust Lodolo and Mahle at away games only. Greene is close… real close… but he just wasnt quite ready

  11. Mark A Verticchio

    As it should be very few people are commenting on today’s game. There really isn’t much to say beginning to look like 3 and 17. When is this nightmare going to end? Unfortunately I am afraid it will last for all 162 games.

    • Bet on Red

      late start, combined with day 2 of the draft combined with the record.. i think i was the only one for a while

  12. Indy Red Man

    All I need for a nice same game parlay is both teams to score 3+ runs. Already hit India 2 bases and Hunter 4+Ks. Thats another thing that really limits Farmer(( Guy must hit into 25 dp’s a year. Go the other way with nobody on, but risp and he’s rolling over constantly. Sorry team can’t even beat up a garbage pitcher at Coors.

    Atleast I was able to hedge Under 2.5 runs and make something

    • Indy Red Man

      Farmer had 247 at-bats in 2019-2020 combined with 1 double play. 16 last year and 3 this season already. Drury already has 3 dps too. Thats crazy. We just absolutely fail at every level.

  13. Ron

    This nightmare is not going to end. I’m thinking 105 losses.

  14. Mark A Verticchio

    Ron: I think you are being kind I am looking at over 110, so sad.

  15. Indy Red Man

    Senzel 6 for last 16 with 2 doubles & hr. Thats a historic heater for this team. We need him to somehow piece together a decent career.

  16. LDS

    Nothing improves a team’s outlook like playing the Reds. All the media about the Rockies being out scored 32-9 by the Phillies. No big deal Rockies, the Reds are coming to town. And what have the Reds done to change their trajectory? Exactly nothing. What a useless, unserious organization.

  17. Indy Red Man

    4 double plays…..lollllllllllll. Everybody rolling over on weak slop away off garbage pitchers. Who is the hitting coach for the Reds? They come and go but yet every single one SUCKSSSSSSSSSSSS

  18. Mark A Verticchio

    4 out of 7 innings have ended in double plays, this is beyond bad. Back to the biggest subject, how long can this go on before pulling the string on Bell? I realize he is not the only problem but, you have to do something to make it look like you care and that is the only choice. I would say an 0 and 6 road trip could spell the end, very possible.

    • LDS

      If he hasn’t been fired by now, no reason to be optimistic that he will be. It’s starting to look like there’s a better chance of a trading deadline fire sale than Bell going anywhere.

      • TR

        Especially since his father, Buddy Bell, is an Assistant GM or special advisor to Big Bob.

  19. LDS

    As I said last night, Zinter hired October 2019 and the Reds haven’t hit since. But he’s a Bell guy from their time together in SF. He makes Turner Ward look like Ty Cobb.

    • greenmtred

      A number of the Reds hit well last year. Winker, India, Stephenson, Votto, Castellanos and even Naquin.

  20. VaRedsFan

    Pham defense is not helping Diehl out at all. While tough….both were very catchable.

  21. GreatRedLegsFan

    This is really ugly, feels like they don’t care loosing the rest of the way.

  22. Mark A Verticchio

    What an embarrassing inning all around, this bunch is beyond bad.

  23. VaRedsFan

    Bell still “managing hard” as he issues the intentional walk….down 9-1

    • VaRedsFan

      Strategically saving Strickland for the next high leverage spot.

  24. BatsLeftThrowsRight

    The beat goes on, a lifeless team getting hammered again. Playing and looking like the worst team in baseball.

    Will a 5-30 start finally send Bell packing?

  25. Bet on Red

    Deihl was fringe AAAA player anyway, then sent him out to the place that has seen him the most. I would say fire bell, but who wants to manage the reds while Krall is still the GM or bob owns the team

  26. Mark A Verticchio

    The fact is these players can not be as bad as they look and that is on Bell.

  27. Mark A Verticchio

    Comparing this team to the 1982 team is not fair to the 1982 team , this team is much much worse and that team played with a lot more energy this group doesn’t seem to care at all and that is a reflection on Bell.

  28. Bet on Red

    Pham is righting his ship though at the plate, has cleared .200 again

    • dhmorgan

      Yes. It makes you wonder what he would be hitting now if he had participated in a decent number of pre-season games.

    • Bet on Red

      Yea, true, but we got to hope for it to improve for his trade value.

  29. Joe P.

    Figures Votto can’t reach on a strikeout and what should have been a passed ball. Votto had no idea that the catcher didn’t catch the ball. Good thing Farmer was just standing there on deck, holding his bat and not yelling or motioning for Votto to run to first (sarcasm).

    Obvious that the players quit on this game long before that moment occurred.

  30. Gpod

    Hopefully Bell will be sent packing sooner then later….and my dream is that Sadek follows him out the door

  31. Old-school

    This is the worst reds baseball team of my adult lifetime

    They are lucky to be 60-102

    They are horrific

    This is not a fluke

    They are awful

    • TR

      Nothing will change until there is an organizational housecleaning from top to bottom. I’ve been a Reds fan since the late 1940’s and have never seen such disarray.

  32. Gpod

    Great, now Bell can talk about how “they never gave up” in the postgame…..Yada yada yada….

    • LDS

      Bell is just another empty suit. I don’t listen to and seldom even read his comments.