Michael Siani gets his first big league action tonight, starting for the Cincinnati Reds in center and batting 8th in the lineup. The Reds will open up a 4-game series with the Brewers tonight and will hand the ball to Hunter Greene. Milwaukee will counter by sending ace Brandon Woodruff to the mound as they fight for one of the wild card spots down the stretch. First pitch is set for 6:40pm ET.
Here’s the lineup for this evening’s contest:
|Christian Yelich – LF||TJ Friedl – LF|
|Willy Adames – SS||Jonathan India – DH|
|Rowdy Tellez – 1B||Kyle Farmer – SS|
|Hunter Renfroe – RF||Jake Fraley – RF|
|Kolten Wong – 2B||Donovan Solano – 1B|
|Andrew McCutchen – DH||Alejo Lopez – 2B|
|Jace Peterson – 3B||Matt Reynolds – 3B|
|Omar Narvaez – C||Michael Siani – CF|
|Tyrone Taylor – CF||Austin Romine – C|
|Brandon Woodruff – SP||Hunter Greene – SP|
|Links: Hunter Greene’s Stats | Brandon Woodruff’s Stats
Over his last two starts Hunter Greene has struck out 19 batters without walking anyone in 12.0 shutout innings where he’s given up just five hits. The rookie right-hander will look to build upon that in his fourth start against the Brewers this season.
This season, Greene has been better away from Cincinnati with an ERA of 4.62 versus an ERA at home of 5.40. When it comes to his splits versus lefties and righties things are also a bit different. Right-handed hitters make more contact, hit for a higher average, and show a bit more power than lefties do. Lefties walk more often, and they strike out a lot more against Greene, but they don’t get hits as frequently and they hit for a bit less power.
The season began with a very rough outing for Brandon Woodruff and his ERA has been trying to recover since. He missed a month early in the year, but since returning on June 28th he’s made 15 starts and posted a 2.55 ERA. He has pitched much worse on the road this season, posting an ERA of 4.33 in 13 starts (it’s 2.16 at home) and batters have a 170 point advantage in OPS on the road against Woodruff.
When it comes to lefties and righties, Woodruff has reverse splits in 2022. Lefties are hitting just .197 while striking out a lot more often and hitting for a lot less power than righties are. Right-handed hitters aren’t exactly hitting well against him, but they aren’t outright terrible, either, posting a .717 OPS against him.
When and Where
- Game time: 6:40pm ET
- Where: Great American Ball Park
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 65°, sunny, 0% chance of rain
News and Notes
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