After last night’s beat down, the Cincinnati Reds will look to turn things around on Wednesday evening. Donovan Solano will make his 2022 debut after missing the first 2-and-a-half months of the season. Cincinnati will hand the ball to Luis Castillo to try and tame the powerful Dodgers offense. Los Angeles will look to Tyler Anderson and his 8-0 record to fend of the scuffling Reds offense.
Here are the lineups for today’s contest:
Los Angeles Dodgers
|Trea Turner – SS||Jonathan India – 2B|
|Freddie Freeman – 1B||Brandon Drury – DH|
|Will Smith – C||Tommy Pham – LF|
|Max Muncy – 3B||Joey Votto – 1B|
|Chris Taylor – LF||Kyle Farmer – SS|
|Justin Turner – DH||Donovan Solano – 3B|
|Cody Bellinger – CF||Matt Reynolds – RF|
|Eddy Alvarez – RF||Albert Almora Jr. – CF|
|Gavin Lux – 2B||Aramis Garcia – C|
|Tyler Anderson – SP||Luis Castillo – SP|
|Links: Luis Castillo’s Stats | Tyler Anderson’s Stats
The Reds ace has pitched well since returning from the injured list on May 9th. He has only had one dominant outing on the season, but he hasn’t had an outing where he really struggled, either. In no start has he allowed more than three runs.
While left-handed hitters have found a modicum amount of success against Castillo this season, right-handed hitters have not been able to do a whole lot of anything. Righties haven’t hit for average or power, and they aren’t drawing many walks, either. Lefties aren’t hitting for much average, but they have drawn some walks and hit for a little bit of power.
Ricky F as he is affectionately nicknamed after a baserunning mishap a few years ago (Like Rickey, but Fail – Ricky F), is having a very strong start to his 2022 campaign. The lefty has only allowed more than two earned runs in two of his 12 starts. On May 12th the Phillies dropped seven runs on him in 6.0 innings and then on June 9th the White Sox roughed him up for four runs in 3.0 innings. In every other outing he’s allowed fewer than three runs.
Left-handed hitters don’t get much playing time against him, but the ones who do have hit him better than right-handed hitters this season. Neither is finding much success, though, with a sub .275 on-base percentage and a sub .380 slugging percentage.
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: 83°, isolated storms, 35% chance of rain
News and Notes
Nick Lodolo’s next rehab start
The lefty is scheduled for another start tomorrow night in Louisville. Lodolo is expected to throw 4 innings and 65-70 pitches. It’s possible that he could return after that, though the team could also give him another outing in the minors.
The History Channel had a documentary this week called After Jackie that, their words, “celebrates the 75th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s integration into Major League Baseball. Robinson opened the door for other African Americans to join the league and this documentary taps into key people and events in the aftermath.” Here is the trailer:
They have made it available to stream through their website. Depending on how the game is going this evening, it could be a better investment of your time.