After going 3-18 in April, matching the worst start in franchise history, the Cincinnati Reds will look to May to right the wrongs that took place. Reiver Sanmartin will match up against Kyle Freeland in what may be the starting pitcher match up that has the lowest combined fastball velocity of the year. First pitch is set for 3:10pm ET.
Here are the lineups for this afternoon’s series finale:
|Tyler Naquin – RF||Connor Joe – LF|
|Kyle Farmer – SS||Jose Iglesias – SS|
|Tommy Pham – LF||Randal Grichuk – RF|
|Joey Votto – DH||C.J. Cron – 1B|
|Brandon Drury – 3B||Elias Diaz – C|
|Nick Senzel – CF||Ryan McMahon – 3B|
|Mike Moustakas – 1B||Yonathan Daza – CF|
|Matt Reynolds – 2B||Brendan Rodgers – 2B|
|Mark Kolozsvary – C||Elehuris Montero – DH|
|Reiver Sanmartin – SP||Kyle Freeland – SP|
|Links: Kyle Freeland’s Stats | Reiver Sanmartin’s Stats
The San Diego Padres got to Sanmartin for 14 earned runs in 8.1 innings over the left-handed starters last two outings. He’ll look to rebound against the Rockies.
Both lefties and righties have found plenty of success against Sanmartin this year, though righties have had a lot more – but they’ve also gotten far more chances, too, as teams have limited the lefties who have faced Sanmartin.
Like with Sanmartin, it’s been a tough start to the year for Kyle Freeland. His ERA sits at 6.16 and batters are hitting over .300 against him. The lefty has struggled against fellow lefties this season, though he’s only faced a handful of them on the year. Righties, while not hitting as much as lefties, are still finding plenty of success with an .851 OPS against him.
When and Where
- Game time: 3:10pm ET
- Where: Coors Field
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 62°, cloudy, 0% chance of rain
News and Notes
Jonathan India to the injured list, Alejo Lopez called up
About an hour before the start of the game the Reds announced that Jonathan India was also going to the injured list and that Alejo Lopez was called up from the taxi squad. It was the second set of roster moves on the day…..
Jake Fraley to the injured list, TJ Friedl recalled
The Cincinnati Reds placed Jake Fraley on the injured list prior to the game today and called up TJ Friedl from Triple-A Louisville.
Reds complete one of the worst Aprils in MLB history
Matt Snyder of CBS Sports looked at just how bad the month was for the Reds, and 3-18 doesn’t do it justice. Snyder comes up with some data to show that the Reds April was the 3rd worst start ever.