Before the first game was over there was a change in the lineup for game two as the Reds announced that Robert Dugger would not be starting game two. Instead, Cincinnati will turn to Dauri Moreta to start the game. He’ll match up against Mitch Keller and the Pittsburgh Pirates as the Reds look for their first winning streak of the season after picking up a 9-2 victory in the earlier part of the of the day’s doubleheader.
Here are the lineups for this evening’s NL Central contest:
|Ben Gamel – LF||Tyler Naquin – RF|
|Bryan Reynolds – CF||Brandon Drury – 3B|
|Ke’Bryan Hayes – 3B||Tommy Pham – LF|
|Daniel Vogelbach – DH||Mike Moustakas – DH|
|Yoshi Tsutsugo – 1B||Colin Moran – 1B|
|Diego Castillo – SS||Kyle Farmer – SS|
|Jack Suwinski – RF||TJ Friedl – CF|
|Andrew Knapp – C||Matt Reynolds – 2B|
|Cole Tucker – 2B||Aramis Garcia – C|
|Mitch Keller – SP||Dauri Moreta – SP|
|Links: Dauri Moreta’s Stats | Mitch Keller’s Stats
Dauri Moreta has never started a professional baseball game in his life…. until today. The right-handed reliever will open up for the Reds this evening.
The Cincinnati Reds have had plenty of success against Mitch Keller in his career. Keller has a 6.69 ERA against the Reds in eight starts and they’ve hit .321/.415/.515 against him in that span.
This year the righty has been hit well by right-handed hitters. Lefties have hit for a solid average against him, but they’ve shown very little power – just one extra-base hit against him this season.
When and Where
- Game time: 6:40pm ET
- Where: Great American Ball Park
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 59°, cloudy, 5% chance of rain
News and Notes
Aristides Aquino clears waivers, sent to Triple-A
The Reds have outrighted Aristides Aquino to Triple-A after designating him for assignment on April 30th. Aquino cleared waivers and will now head to Louisville to try and get back to the guy he once was.
Nick Lodolo not yet ready to return
After being expected to start today for the Reds, Nick Lodolo’s back soreness returned after throwing yesterday and he will remain on the injured list.