The Cincinnati Reds will look to rebound after last night’s 2-0 loss in St. Louis. Hunter Greene takes the mound with the hopes that he continues what he’s been doing for the last month as he matches up against Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright. First pitch is set for 2:15pm ET.
Here are the lineups for this afternoon’s NL Central match up:
St. Louis Cardinals
|Nick Senzel – CF||Tommy Edman – SS|
|Brandon Drury – 3B||Nolan Gorman – DH|
|Tommy Pham – LF||Paul Goldschmidt – 1B|
|Joey Votto – DH||Nolan Arenado – 3B|
|Kyle Farmer – SS||Tyler O’Neill – LF|
|Matt Reynolds – 2B||Brendan Donovan – 2B|
|Colin Moran – 1B||Dylan Carlson – RF|
|Albert Almora Jr. – RF||Yadier Molina – C|
|Chris Okey – C||Harrison Bader – CF|
|Hunter Greene – SP||Adam Wainwright – SP|
|Links: Hunter Greene’s Stats | Adam Wainwright’s Stats
Over the last month we’ve seen a different Hunter Greene than we saw in the first month. Since May 10th he’s made six starts and posted a 3.41 ERA while allowing just five home runs in 34.1 innings, giving up just 22 hits, walking just 13, and he’s struck out 43 batters.
For the season it’s been night-and-day difference when it comes to how lefties and righties have hit against Greene. Right-handed hitters have crushed the ball against Greene. Left-handed hitters have hit for a little bit of power, but they’ve also hit just .179 against him.
Over the last five weeks Adam Wainwright has been downright dominating. In his six starts since the beginning of May he’s posted a 1.85 ERA, throwing 39.0 innings and giving up just three home runs and holding hitters to a .565 OPS against him.
Left-handed hitters and right-handed hitters aren’t getting results that are much different from each other against Wainwright so far this season, but they are going about it a little differently. Lefties are making way more contact and drawing more walks, but that hasn’t results in more hits or more damage against him.
When and Where
- Game time: 2:15pm ET
- Where: Busch Stadium
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 84°, partly cloudy, 5% chance of rain
News and Notes
Buy, Sell, or Hold on the Reds?
Chad Dotson looked at each player on the Reds roster over at Cincinnati Magazine and offered up the option to buy, sell, or hold on each one. There’s a lot of selling for a roster that’s supposed to be building for the future but when you have half of a roster on the injured list I guess that makes some sense because you’ve still got to field a team, right?