The Cincinnati Reds will look for another win over the Tampa Bay Rays this afternoon, but it might be hard to top the balk-off that was last night’s victory. Hunter Greene will take the mound for the 17th time this season. Tampa Bay will counter with righty Drew Rasmussen. First pitch is set for 4:10pm.
Here are the lineups for this afternoon’s game:
Tampa Bay Rays
|Josh Lowe – RF||Jonathan India – 2B|
|Wander Franco – SS||Brandon Drury – DH|
|Harold Ramirez – LF||Tommy Pham – LF|
|Ji-Man Choi – 1B||Tyler Naquin – RF|
|Randy Arozarena – DH||Tyler Stephenson – C|
|Isaac Paredes – 3B||Kyle Farmer – SS|
|Kevin Kiermaier – CF||Mike Moustakas – 1B|
|Taylor Walls – 2B||Donovan Solano – 3B|
|Francisco Mejia – C||Nick Senzel – CF|
|Drew Rasmussen – SP||Hunter Greene – SP|
No Joey Votto once again. He hasn’t played in five days.
|Links: Hunter Greene’s Stats | Drew Rasmussen’s Stats
For Hunter Greene this season his good starts versus his bad starts tend to come down to one thing: Home runs. Greene leads baseball in home runs allowed, and both lefties and righties have their fair share of them against him.
Speaking of lefties and righties, while lefties do hit for power against him, they don’t find much success anywhere else. Right-handed hitters, though, do. They are carrying a significantly higher average, which also helps them carry a better on-base percentage. And they are also hitting for significantly more power.
On the season Drew Rasmussen has been good, but he’s been a vastly different pitcher on the road than he has at home. His ERA away from Tampa is 5.10 (1.65 at home) and hitters have an .831 OPS against him (.490 at home).
Like his home and road splits, but not as extreme, there are some differences for the handedness of batters. Right-handed hitters had a .706 OPS against him. They don’t walk as much as lefties do, but they hit for a lot more power. Lefties walk often, and make plenty of contact against him, but it tends to be soft contact.
When and Where
- Game time: 4:10pm ET
- Where: Great American Ball Park
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv, Fox Sports 1
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 78°, partly cloudy, 10% chance of rain
News and Notes
Tyler Stephenson is back
If you saw the lineup above you already noticed that, but prior to the game today the Reds activated Tyler Stephenson from the injured list and optioned Mark Kolozsvary to Triple-A.
Buck Farmer called up
Cincinnati has called up reliever Buck Farmer from Triple-A after placing Ross Detwiler on the injured list with lower back pain. Farmer has been dominant with Louisville over the last month, giving up just one run while striking out 20 batters without a single walk.