The Cincinnati Reds will be looking to close out the series with a win against the Brewers and avoid being swept. Milwaukee will turn to Freddy Peralta to try and complete the sweep and keep their playoff hopes alive. The Reds are sending Nick Lodolo to the mound and he’ll be trying to keep his strong second half going and put a stop to the team’s losing streak. First pitch is set for 1:40pm ET.
Here’s the lineup for this afternoon’s series finale:
|Andrew McCutchen – DH||TJ Friedl – LF|
|Willy Adames – SS||Jonathan India – 2B|
|Christian Yelich – LF||Kyle Farmer – SS|
|Hunter Renfroe – RF||Spencer Steer – 3B|
|Mike Brosseau – 3B||Stuart Fairchild – CF|
|Luis Urias – 2B||Alejo Lopez – DH|
|Keston Hiura – 1B||Aristides Aquino – RF|
|Victor Caratini – C||Matt Reynolds – 1B|
|Tyrone Taylor – CF||Austin Romine – C|
|Freddy Peralta – SP||Nick Lodolo – SP|
|Links: Nick Lodolo’s Stats | Freddy Peralta’s Stats
A majority of Nick Lodolo’s starts have come at home where he’s gotten the ball 11 of the 17 times he’s pitched this season. He’s been a lot better at home, posting a 2.98 ERA (5.63 on the road).
When it comes to facing lefties and righties there’s a clear difference. Teams rarely send lefties to the plate against Lodolo – he’s faced nearly seven times as many righties this season – but when they do get a chance to they aren’t doing much of anything as they’ve hit .116 with one extra-base hit. Righties have found more success, but they’ve been having less success as the season has gone along. In the second half they have an OPS of just .703 against him after posting an OPS of .980 against him in the first half (six starts).
Not shown below is that Freddy Peralta has been better on the road than he has at home this season…. sort of. His ERA is 2.67 on the road and 4.05 at home. But hitters had an OPS that is 53 points higher on the road – a .591 OPS to .538 OPS advantage.
When it comes to lefties and righties there’s not a huge difference there, but right-handed hitters do have an advantage. They’ve hit .206 and make more contact than lefties do, but they also walk less. Lefties only real area they aren’t doing as well as righties is in hitting singles. Neither lefties or righties are having much success at all against Peralta.
When and Where
- Game time: 1:40pm ET
- Where: Great American Ball Park
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 72°, sunny, 0% chance of rain
News and Notes
Roster moves/injury news
Reds' 40-man roster maneuvering: Art Warren to the 60-day IL. Daniel Duarte off the 60-day IL, but remaining at Triple-A Louisville.
— Bobby Nightengale (@nightengalejr) September 25, 2022
Art Warren underwent surgery to repair his UCL. That is not the same thing as Tommy John, but details are still scarce at this point about what procedure it was that he had done.