The Cincinnati Reds will have their hands full as they begin a 3-game home series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Cincinnati has the second worst winning percentage in the National League, while the Dodgers have the second highest winning percentage in the National League. Tonight the Reds will face off against Tony Gonsolin who leads baseball with a 1.42 ERA. Cincinnati will counter with Tyler Mahle at 6:40pm ET.
Here are the lineups for this evening’s contest:
Los Angeles Dodgers
|Trea Turner – SS||Jonathan India – 2B|
|Freddie Freeman – 1B||Brandon Drury – 3B|
|Will Smith – C||Tommy Pham – LF|
|Max Muncy – 3B||Joey Votto – 1B|
|Chris Taylor – LF||Kyle Farmer – SS|
|Cody Bellinger – CF||Mike Moustakas – DH|
|Justin Turner – DH||Nick Senzel – CF|
|Eddy Alvarez – RF||Albert Almora Jr. – RF|
|Gavin Lux – 2B||Aramis Garcia – C|
|Tony Gonsolin – SP||Tyler Mahle – SP|
|Links: Tyler Mahle’s Stats | Tony Gonsolin’s Stats
On May 24th Tyler Mahle allowed eight runs in 4.0 innings against the Chicago Cubs. Since then he’s been absolutely dominant, giving up just four runs in 27.2 innings (1.30 ERA) while striking out 36 batters and walking just seven.
The OPS against Tyler Mahle from both lefties and righties is similar, with just a 14 point difference. How each type of batter gets there, though, is different. Mahle doesn’t walk hardly any right-handed hitters, but they do hit for a higher average. Lefties draw walks at a good clip against Mahle, but they also strikeout a lot against him. Players from both sides oft he plate hit for about the same amount of power.
The Dodgers pitching staff is hilariously good, and in 2022 Tony Gonsolin has been the best of the bunch so far. He’s got an ERA of 1.42 through 12 starts and a WHIP of 0.82. Left-handed batters have had more success against him than righties, but the word success doesn’t mean they’ve done anything. Lefties are hitting just .160 and have an OPS of .517 against him. Right-handed hitters are much worse than that, hitting just .128 with an OPS of .431 against him. He’s yet to allow three earned runs in any start. In June he’s made three starts and given up one run in 18.1 innings.
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: 92°, sunny, 0% chance of rain
News and Notes
Donovan Solano activated
Prior to the game this evening the Reds activated Donovan Solano from the injured list. The team also transferred Nick Lodolo to the 60-day injured list (he’s already been on the IL for 58 days and still has at least one more rehab start to make, this just buys the team a week to figure out a move).
Major League Baseball released the first update on All-Star voting. The Cincinnati Reds are not doing well. Only three players showed up in the top 10 (or top 30 for outfielders) and only Tyler Stephenson was in the top five among his position. He has nearly 400,000 votes. No other Red has 100,000 votes.