After being 1-hit last night in a loss the Cincinnati Reds will look to rebound on Sunday afternoon and take the series from the Milwaukee Brewers after the two teams split the games on Friday and Saturday. The Reds will turn to Justin Dunn this afternoon. Milwaukee will hand the ball to Brandon Woodruff as he looks to continue his dominance over the last four months. First pitch is set for 2:10pm ET.
Here are the lineups for this afternoon’s season finale:
|TJ Friedl – CF||Christian Yelich – LF|
|Jonathan India – 2B||Willy Adames – SS|
|Donovan Solano – 1B||Rowdy Tellez – 1B|
|Jake Fraley – LF||Hunter Renfroe – RF|
|Aristides Aquino – RF||Kolten Wong – 2B|
|Spencer Steer – 3B||Andrew McCutchen – DH|
|Alejo Lopez – DH||Jace Peterson – 3B|
|Matt Reynolds – SS||Omar Narvaez – C|
|Austin Romine – C||Garrett Mitchell – CF|
|Justin Dunn – SP||Brandon Woodruff – SP|
|Links: Justin Dunn’s Stats | Brandon Woodruff’s Stats
After a tough start to August, Justin Dunn’s turned things around a bit in his last four starts where he’s thrown 19.2 innings with a 3.20 ERA. He’s certainly walked a fine line in that time, though, walking 10 batters with just 14 strikeouts, and giving up five home runs.
This season we’re looking at a really small sample size, but left-handed hitters have put up Ted Williams-like numbers against Justin Dunn this season. They are walking more than they strike out, hitting over .300, and slugging over .600. Righties aren’t hitting for much average or drawing walks, but they are crushing the ball when they do make contact.
The Reds faced Woodruff in back-to-back starts back in early May and scored nine runs against him in 10.0 innings while hitting two home runs in each game. After that second game, Woodruff’s ERA on the season was 5.97. Since then he’s made 16 starts with a 2.62 ERA.
The right-handed pitcher has reverse splits this season. Lefties are hitting just .196 against him and slugging just .323. Right-handed hitters are hitting .247 and showing way more power while walking at a similar rate and making way more contact.
When and Where
- Game time: 2:10pm ET
- Where: American Family Field
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: They play in a dome
News and Notes
Hunter Greene makes another rehab start
Hunter Greene is set to make a rehab start in Louisville this afternoon. It will be his 3rd rehab start in Triple-A and if things go as expected it should be his finale start before returning to the Cincinnati Reds rotation the next time around.
Nick Senzel out again
Senzel is out of the lineup for a second game. Said David Bell: "Just giving him a couple of days to work on some things."
— Mark Sheldon (@m_sheldon) September 11, 2022