Cincinnati will hope to even things up this afternoon with St. Louis after last night’s loss to the Cardinals. The Reds will be sending lefty Nick Lodolo to the mound to face off against Miles Mikolas. First pitch is set for 2:15pm.
Here are the lineups for this afternoon’s game:
St. Louis Cardinals
|Jonathan India – 2B||Tommy Edman – 2B|
|Brandon Drury – DH||Dylan Carlson – CF|
|Kyle Farmer – SS||Paul Goldschmidt – DH|
|Joey Votto – 1B||Albert Pujols – 1B|
|Tyler Stephenson – C||Tyler O’Neill – LF|
|Donovan Solano – 3B||Brendan Donovan – 3B|
|Tyler Naquin – RF||Edmundo Sosa – SS|
|Nick Senzel – CF||Lars Nootbaar – RF|
|Stuart Fairchild – LF||Andrew Knizner – C|
|Nick Lodolo – SP||Miles Mikolas – SP|
|Links: Nick Lodolo’s Stats | Miles Mikolas’ Stats
The lefty is making his third start since missing 10 weeks with a back injury. His first outing saw him toss 4.2 shutout innings with eight strikeouts. The last time out he allowed three runs in 5.0 innings with six strikeouts.
Teams have not put too many lefties in the batters box against Nick Lodolo this season, but the ones that have gotten a few opportunities haven’t done much of anything against him. Right-handed hitters, though, are crushing the ball against him. They are hitting .318 and slugging .523 against him. They aren’t making much contact, but when they do they are making it count.
Despite a 2.62 ERA in 18 starts, Miles Mikolas has a losing record this season. He hasn’t faced the Reds this season, but since returning the start of 2019 he has faced them seven times and has an ERA of 6.32 against Cincinnati.
This season he’s been very good against both lefties and righties. They have nearly identical splits against him, with a small edge in on-base percentage from righties and a small edge on the power side from lefties. Neither side is doing much with an OPS of .612 from the righties and a .598 OPS from the lefties.
When and Where
- Game time: 2:15pm ET
- Where: Busch Stadium
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 98°, partly cloudy, 15% chance of rain
News and Notes
Dauri Moreta to the IL, Hendrix called up
The Cincinnati Reds placed Dauri Moreta on the injured list this afternoon and called up Ryan Hendrix as a substitute player. Moreta went on the injured list with no designation, meaning it’s the COVID injury list. As we always are sure to point out – that does not mean that he has tested positive. It could mean he was a close contact of someone, or that he exhibited symptoms that could be COVID. He joins outfielder Albert Almora Jr. and infielder Mike Moustakas on the list. Ryan Hendrix is being called up to take his spot, but he will not require a 40-man roster move as a substitute player.
Reds in the Futures Game
If you want to see the future, well, uh, the Futures Game is happening tonight at 7pm ET out in Los Angeles. Cincinnati will be represented by top prospect Elly De La Cruz and and left-handed pitcher Andrew Abbott. The game will be live on Peacock (premium sub needed) and it will be replayed on MLB Network will have the replay on Sunday morning at 9am ET.