So far, this has been a week of positive firsts for the beleaguered Cincinnati Reds. Sunday afternoon they accomplished a feat they had not previously managed this season, winning a series. Last night the home team was at it again, posting their first multiple game winning streak of the season with a 10-5 victory over the Brewers. Tonight the Reds look to make it 3 straight wins in the middle game of this 3 game set versus NL Central leaders. Game time at GABP is 6:40pm Eastern.
SP: Freddy Peralta
SP: Hunter Greene
|1. Kolten Wong (2B)
2. Willy Adames (DH)
3. Christian Yelich (LF)
4. Rowdy Tellez (1B)
5. Luis Urias (SS)
6. Tyrone Taylor (RF)
7. Jace Peterson (3B)
8. Lorenzo Cain (CF)
9. Victor Caratini (C)
|1. T.J. Friedl (CF)
2. Brandon Drury (3B)
3. Tommy Pham (LF)
4. Mike Moustakas (DH)
5. Tyler Stephenson (C)
6. Colin Moran (1B)
7. Tyler Naquin (RF)
8. Kyle Farmer (SS)
9. Matt Reynolds (2B)
Mike Moustakas returns after a single day on the undesignated (COVID related) injured list. Check below in News and Notes for the entire list of Reds roster moves today.
Reds: Hunter Greene, RH
Brewers: Freddy Peralta, RH
|Links: Hunter Greene’s Stats Stats | Freddy Peralta’s Stats
In the Reds bad old days of 1982-84, many Reds fans, including yours truly, tracked “Soto days”, to be sure to catch the one guaranteed exciting game each week, Mario Soto’s turn in the rotation. When the announcement came that Hunter Greene had made the Reds starting day roster, the same sort of excitement seem to be blossoming around him.
Unfortunately, after a couple of solid starts, Greene has run into hard hard times. His velocity has dropped off significantly from the 100mph norm he established at Class AA and AAA last season. Just as concerning, his command and control has also slipped. Predictably, these issues have led to him being hit hard, to the tune of 7 home runs in his last 2 starts (7.0 IP).
Luis Castillo returned to rotation on last night (May10). Connor Overton has given the Reds 2 consecutive strong starts (2.53 ERA/ 10.2 IP). In this context, today’s start could be pivotal for Greene’s short term future in the Reds rotation
Freddy Peralta, RH
Freddy Peralta is off to s struggling start after being an NL All Star pitcher in 2021. Why? His K rate is down by ~4% despite still pushing 30%. His BB rate is up 1% to 11. However the real story is that his 2022 BABIP, .339, is a full .107 points above his 2021 level. The results of more walks, fewer Ks and the higher BABIP carry through to a 2022 OBP allowed of .317, an increase of .056 over 2021. Luckily for Peralta and the Brewers, his Slugging % allowed hasn’t inflated on pace with the OBP. Reds fans can hope the tonight is the night, Peralta’s slugging starts catching up.
Brad Boxberger and Trevor Gott, both frontline setup men, were used Monday and may be restricted or unavailable tonight. On the flip side, both the Brewers hammers, Josh Hader and Devin Williams, are well rested.
Alexis Diaz appears unavailable tonight after throwing 30 pitches Monday. Luis Cessa and Joel Kuhnel (18 and 15 pitches respectively Monday) figure to be limited tonight. Art Warren is possibly restricted coming off a 28 pitch appearance Sunday.
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: 84°, sunny, 1% chance of rain
News and Notes
It was a busy day of roster juggling for the Reds again today. Here is the summary.
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) May 10, 2022