The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds by two touchdowns last night as the team from Ohio continued it’s spiral, falling to 3-21 on the season. That’s the worst start in franchise history, and tied for the second worst start in the modern history of Major League Baseball. The Reds will send Hunter Greene to the mound this afternoon to take on Adrian Houser and the Brewers as they wrap up their series. First pitch is set for 1:40pm ET.
Here are the lineups for this afternoon’s NL Central contest:
|TJ Friedl – RF||Luis Urias – 2B|
|Brandon Drury – 2B||Christian Yelich – LF|
|Tommy Pham – LF||Willy Adames – SS|
|Mike Moustakas – 3B||Rowdy Tellez – 1B|
|Tyler Stephenson – C||Hunter Renfroe – RF|
|Colin Moran – 1B||Omar Narvaez – C|
|Matt Reynolds – SS||Tyrone Taylor – CF|
|Ronnie Dawson – DH||Jace Peterson – 3B|
|Albert Almora Jr. – CF||Keston Hiura – DH|
|Hunter Greene – SP||Adrian Houser – SP|
Today we’re getting to see the Reds debuts for Albert Almora Jr. and Ronnie Dawson.
|Links: Hunter Greene’s Stats | Adrian Houser’s Stats
We are all back on Hunter Greene watch this afternoon. After averaging 99.9 and 100.9 MPH with his fastball in his first two starts, he’s averaged just 96.2 and 97.2 MPH in his last two starts. That kind of drop off in velocity isn’t just noticeable, but a bit scary.
Consistency has been an issue early on this season for Greene. He’s been on the verge of completing a start with a positive grade a few times before the last few batters changed the grade. Home runs have been an issue so far, as has his higher-than-expected walk rate. Both lefties and righties have hit well against Greene so far, though righties have found a little more success.
Walks have been an issue for Adrian Houser this season, but he’s counteracted that by keeping the ball in the park all season, too. Right-handed hitters have one more strikeout than walk against Houser, but are hitting just .159 with two doubles against him. Lefties have had more success against him – showing a little more power and a better average.
When and Where
- Game time: 1:40pm ET
- Where: American Family Field
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: They have a dome
News and Notes
Updated Reds rotation
— C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) May 5, 2022
The great news here is that it seems that Nick Lodolo’s back is doing just fine and he’ll be ready to come off of the injured list on Saturday and return to the rotation.
Big night on the farm
Last night saw 2021 1st round pick Matt McLain hit two home runs for Double-A Chattanooga – tying him for the organizational lead with seven of them. He wasn’t the only top 10 prospect to hit two homers last night on the farm, either. Oh, and Joe Boyle extended his shutout streak to 17.0 innings to begin the season down in Dayton, who has the best record in professional baseball at 18-5. Plenty of good things happening down on the farm right now.