The Cincinnati Reds are looking to avoid being swept this afternoon as they take on the Milwaukee Brewers in the final game of their 3-game series. Cincinnati will turn to lefty Mike Minor to try and stifle the Brewers offense. Milwaukee is handing the ball to Adrian Houser. First pitch is scheduled for 1:40pm.
Here are the lineups for this afternoon’s contest:
|Christian Yelich – DH||Jonathan India – 2B|
|Willy Adames – SS||Brandon Drury – 3B|
|Andrew McCutchen – LF||Tommy Pham – LF|
|Hunter Renfroe – RF||Joey Votto – 1B|
|Luis Urias – 3B||Kyle Farmer – SS|
|Keston Hiura – 1B||Nick Senzel – CF|
|Victor Caratini – C||Mike Moustakas – DH|
|Tyrone Taylor – CF||Albert Almora Jr. – RF|
|Mark Mathias – 2B||Aramis Garcia – C|
|Adrian Houser – SP||Mike Minor – SP|
|Links: Mike Minor’s Stats | Adrian Houser’s Stats
The lefty is making his 4th start of the season today and will be looking to turn things around. In his first two outings he didn’t get out of the 5th inning. The last time out he pitched into the 7th inning, but did give up four runs in 6.1 innings for his best start of the season.
With just three games under his belt this season his splits aren’t all that useful, so I didn’t include them below. With that said, lefties have an OPS of .924 against him with just two walks and three strikeouts in 24 plate appearances. Righties have a 1.007 OPS against him with three walks and 10 strikeouts in 43 plate appearances against him.
There are some big splits for Adrian Houser this season. Righties aren’t doing much against him, posting a .644 OPS against him on the season. Lefties are hitting well, doing a little bit of everything en route to an .819 OPS against him.
Not shown below are the home and road splits, and they are quite big. On the road Houser has an ERA of 5.72 (2.94 at home). Hitters are hitting .302/.362/.466 against him when he’s away from Milwuakee – a 190 point advantage over what they hit against him when he is pitching at home.
When and Where
- Game time: 1:40pm ET
- Where: Great American Ball Park
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 75°, sunny, 0% chance of rain
News and Notes
Dauri Moreta called up, TJ Friedl Optioned
The Reds made some roster moves prior to the game today, calling up reliever Dauri Moreta and optioning outfielder TJ Friedl to Triple-A. Today will be the last day that teams can have 14 pitchers on the roster and the Reds are making sure that they get to utilize it.
Nick Lodolo’s rehab outing
The lefty pitched last night in Durham for the Louisville Bats. His final line was 2IP, 4H, 2ER, 1BB, 6K. He threw 49 pitches. But his line isn’t quite what it seems. He gave up two infield hits, a blooper into center on a check swing, and a 19-hopper up the middle. No one made anything close to hard contact against him.