After winning last night’s game, the Cincinnati Reds will try to do the same thing this afternoon and salvage a series split against the Chicago Cubs. Mother Nature, though, could come into play as scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected in the area throughout the afternoon in the area. The Reds are sending Hunter Greene to the mound to match up against Justin Steele. First pitch is set for 12:35pm.
Here are the lineups for this afternoon’s NL Central contest:
|Christopher Morel – CF||Nick Senzel – CF|
|Willson Contreras – C||Brandon Drury – 3B|
|Ian Happ – LF||Tommy Pham – DH|
|Seiya Suzuki – RF||Joey Votto – 1B|
|Frank Schwindel – DH||Tyler Stephenson – C|
|Patrick Wisdom – 3B||Kyle Farmer – SS|
|Alfonso Rivas – 1B||Aristides Aquino – RF|
|Nico Hoerner – SS||Albert Almora Jr. – LF|
|Jonathan Villar – 2B||Matt Reynolds – 2B|
|Justin Steele – SP||Hunter Greene – SP|
|Links: Hunter Greene’s Stats | Justin Steele’s Stats
Since his disastrous start in Milwaukee on May 5th when he allowed eight runs on five homers in just 2.2 innings, Hunter Greene has been lights out. In his three starts since that day he’s allowed just four runs in 18.2 innings (1.93 ERA).
On the year, Greene has been rather dominant against left-handed hitters, though he has walked plenty of them. Right-handed hitters, though, have had plenty of success as they’ve hit nine home runs in just 94 trips to the plate against him and are slugging .602.
The lefty has some strange splits so far this season. Against left-handed hitters he hasn’t allowed an extra-base hit, but they are hitting .290 and they have a .378 on-base percentage. Right-handed hitters aren’t doing a whole lot against him, posting a .600 OPS against him with just one home run against him. That’s been one of the biggest things for Steele this season – he’s simply not allowing any extra-base hits and the opposition has a .299 slugging percentage against him on the year.
When and Where
- Game time: 12:35pm ET
- Where: Great American Ball Park
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv, MLB Network
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 72°, scattered thunderstorms, 70% chance of rain
News and Notes
Nick Senzel is good at defense
Most outs converted on flyballs with a catch probability below 50% among MLB outfielders:
Jake Marisnick, Max Kepler (4)
NICK SENZEL, Lorenzo Cain, Trent Grisham, Myles Straw, Michael Taylor, Jackie Bradley Jr. (3)
— Matt Wilkes (@_MattWilkes) May 26, 2022