Cincinnati looks to keep the winning ways going after taking series from the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees. The Reds travel to St. Louis to take on the Cardinals in a 3-game weekend set. Hunter Greene takes the mound for Cincinnati. Andre Pallante will oppose him on the mound for the Cardinals. First pitch is set for 8:15pm ET.
Here are the lineups for this evening’s game:
St. Louis Cardinals
|Jonathan India – 2B||Tommy Edman – SS|
|Brandon Drury – 1B||Dylan Carlson – CF|
|Tommy Pham – LF||Paul Goldschmidt – 1B|
|Joey Votto – DH||Nolan Arenado – 3B|
|Kyle Farmer – SS||Brendan Donovan – 2B|
|Donovan Solano – 3B||Tyler O’Neill – LF|
|Tyler Naquin – RF||Nolan Gorman – DH|
|Nick Senzel – CF||Corey Dickerson – RF|
|Michael Papierski – C||Austin Romine – C|
|Hunter Greene – SP||Andre Pallante – SP|
|Links: Hunter Greene’s Stats | Andre Pallante’s Stats
For Hunter Greene his outings tend to be related to whether he gives up home runs or not. He’s leading the league in home runs allowed with 22 of them in his 17 starts. In his last outing he didn’t give up a home run and he struck out nine batters in 6.0 innings of 1-run baseball.
When it comes down to how he performs against lefties and righties, there are some big differences. Right-handed hitters have performed much better against him, carrying a much higher average, making more contact, and hitting for a ton more power. Lefties haven’t had as much success this season against him, but they are hitting for plenty of power against him.
One of the top ground ball pitchers in baseball this year, Andre Pallante has been quite good for the Cardinals as a rookie. He doesn’t miss many bats and his strikeout-to-walk ratio isn’t great, but keeping the ball on the ground helps make up for a lot of things.
Right-handed hitters have found more success against Pallante, hitting nearly.300 and walking at a good rate while also putting the ball in play often. They’ve also hit for more power than lefties have against him, but still aren’t showing much power overall. Lefties rarely get a free pass and they also aren’t hitting for much power against him.
When and Where
- Game time: 8:15pm ET
- Where: Busch Stadium
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 90°, sunny, 0% chance of rain
News and Notes
Luis Castillo and the New York Yankees
This morning Jon Heyman wrote about the Yankees and Dodgers being interested in Luis Castillo. He noted that the Yankees would not include either of their top two prospects in any trade deal, even for Castillo. We wrote about that here at Redleg Nation this afternoon, suggesting that it doesn’t make sense for the Reds to deal with the Yankees for that and several other reasons. But in the late afternoon Andy Martino of SNY reported that teams have told him that Cincinnati hasn’t made Castillo available in trade talks yet.