The Cincinnati Reds were defeated 4-2 by the Pittsburgh Pirates in game one of their day/night doubleheader earlier this afternoon. The two teams get back at it at 7:10pm ET. Cincinnati will send Jeff Hoffman to the mound to make his first start of the season. Pittsburgh will counter with Bryse Wilson.
Here are the lineups for this evening’s game:
|Ben Gamel – RF||Jonathan India – DH|
|Bryan Reynolds – CF||Brandon Drury – 3B|
|Daniel Vogelbach – DH||Tommy Pham – LF|
|Michael Chavis – 1B||Tyler Naquin – RF|
|Jack Suwinski – LF||Kyle Farmer – SS|
|Oneil Cruz – SS||Mike Moustakas – 1B|
|Diego Castillo – 3B||Donovan Solano – 2B|
|Josh Vanmeter – 2B||Nick Senzel – CF|
|Michael Perez – C||Michael Papierski – C|
|Bryse Wilson – SP||Jeff Hoffman – SP|
|Links: Jeff Hoffman’s Stats | Bryse Wilson’s Stats
Cincinnati is sending Jeff Hoffman to the mound to start a game for the first time this season. He pitched two days ago, so he isn’t likely going to be asked to go more than a few innings before being relieved.
In what may have been his best start of the year last week, Wilson held the Brewers to two runs in 6.0 innings, but he walked the tight rope in doing so as he allowed eight hits, a walk, and hit two batters along the way. He’s been lit up by left-handed hitters this season, who have hit .378 against him with nearly as many walks as strikeouts. Right-handed hitters haven’t hit as well as that, but they are still finding all kinds of success against him.
When and Where
- Game time: 7:10pm ET
- Where: Great American Ball Park
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 86°, partly cloudy, 1% chance of rain
News and Notes
Lots of roster moves
Charlie Goldsmith of the Cincinnati Enquirer reported earlier today that Vladimir Gutierrez would move to the 60-day injured list after he had a setback on his recent bullpen session. He has been on the injured list since June 5th with an elbow strain.
That move became official between game one and game two. But it wasn’t the only move. The team is calling up right-handed pitcher Robert Dugger and he takes the spot on the 40-man of Gutierrez. They also placed Luis Cessa (“side” injury, will be evaluated further), who was injured in the first game, and Aramis Garcia (finger injury) on the injured list. To finish things off the team called up catcher Mark Kolozsvary.