From the NL East to the NL West: after a series win in Miami, the Reds (18-22) head west to start a three game series with the Colorado Rockies (17-24) at Coors Field. First pitch is at 8:40 pm EDT.
|2B Jonathan India||DH Charlie Blackmon|
|SS Matt McLain||3B Ryan McMahon|
|LF Jake Fraley||RF Kris Bryant|
|1B Spencer Steer||1B Mike Moustakas|
|C Tyler Stephenson||LF Randal Grichuk|
|3B Nick Senzel||2B Harold Castro|
|DH Henry Ramos||SS Ezequiel Tovar|
|RF Wil Myers||C Austin Wynns|
|CF Stuart Fairchild||CF Brenton Doyle|
|Links: Hunter Greene’s Stats | Connor Seabold’s Stats
Hunter Greene pitched well last Wednesday against the Mets, allowing two runs on six hits and four walks while striking out four in 5.1 innings, but he was the victim of zero run support and took the loss as the Reds offense failed to score more than one run off future Hall of Famer Justin Verlander.
Greene’s walk rate is just about the same as his walk rate in 2022, hovering around nine percent. However, nine percent is still high. Walking batters leads to more pitches which can lead to less innings pitched. As an example, Greene has completed six innings twice out of his eight starts and had a combined two walks in those appearances.
Connor Seabold is a 27-year-old right-handed pitcher drafted out of college in the third round of the 2017 draft by the Phillies. Philadelphia traded him to Boston in 2020 and he became a top 30 prospect with the Red Sox. After making his debut in September 2021 and pitching 18.1 innings for them in 2022, Boston traded him to Colorado in January. Seabold made the Rockies’ 26-man roster out of spring training and initially pitched out of the bullpen.
This season, after a very brief stint in Triple-A (one appearance for three innings), he was recalled at the end of April to replace an injured German Marquez. He’s faced two other NL Central teams, Pittsburgh and Milwaukee, as a starter and pitched five innings in both games, giving up three runs on seven hits to the Brewers and one run on three hits to the Pirates.
Before he got sent to Triple-A, Seabold was a reliever and didn’t pitch great, with a 5.27 ERA in 13.2 innings. However, to be fair, most of the runs he gave up came from four earned runs in three innings to the Dodgers in his first appearance of the season.
Much like Hunter Greene, Seabold mainly relies on his four-seam fastball and his slider. Unlike Hunter Greene, his fastball has topped out at 93 mph.
- Time: 8:40 pm ET
- Place: Coors Field, Denver, CO
- Weather: 63°, mostly cloudy, 26% chance of precipitation
- TV: Bally Sports Ohio
- Radio: 700 WLW
News and Notes
Matt McLain Called Up
Of course, the biggest news of all is that Reds’ #5 overall prospect Matt McLain is in Colorado and will start tonight at shortstop. You can read all about McLain here and here.
As of right now, the Cincinnati Reds do not have a starter listed for tomorrow’s game. However, they did add a pitcher from Triple-A Louisville to the taxi squad today and if he does start, it will be his major league debut. You can get all the details about Brandon Williamson here.
Brandon Williamson, the Fairmont, Minnesota native, will be activated from the taxi squad and make his MLB debut Tuesday.
The lefty may pitch after an opener, but he will be pitching on regular rest.
— Bobby Nightengale (@nightengalejr) May 15, 2023
Stat of the Day
McLain is the first Red to make a start at SS in his MLB debut and bat higher than 6th in the order since Calvin Chapman led off on 9/10/1935.
— Joel Luckhaupt (@jluckhaupt) May 15, 2023
Williamson is officially called up to start tomorrow according to mlbtraderumors.
Maybe not start but pitch. 🙂
Mike Moustakas is batting clean-up for the Rockies tonight.
And Chase Anderson is now on their pitching staff.
And you thought the Reds had problems.
Wow. I didn’t notice that.
Hahaha. I hope HG pounds fastballs at the top of the zone to 3M. He sure couldn’t hit any velocity last year.
4M … we added a 4th late last season for something. I believe it was a “manatee with a glove on his flipper” comment that got me started.
in the land of the blind the one-eyed man is king…
So McLain becomes the first position player from his draft year to make the Majors. He got to the majors impressively fast.
LA Angles first pick from last year was called up a couple weeks ago. He is also a shortstop.
Yeah, that guy’s insanely impressive as well.
Reds not messing around…. prospects prospect… they get promoted
When you think of it, tonight….5 first round draft picks are playing for the Reds.
Jon India, Matt McClain, Tyler Stephenson, Nick Senzel and Hunter Greene.
I really, sincerely hope that Nick has turned the corner and is really successful now.
Is this game not available on mlb.tv?
It is, watching it now (I’m in Canada)
I am watching it. From Wisconsin.
I’m watching from Colombia
He stinks. He can’t hit MLB pitching. Send him back on the next plane.
LMAO, I was thinking that and wait for it to happen if he goes 0-4. 😛
What a disappointment. Move on to the next “prospect”. lol
Okay. He got a hit and a hustle double. He’s not a bum anymore. I like him again. 🙂
Oooh. I like him even more after scoring that run. 🙂
1-3 now. So inconsistent. 😀
It might take a few days, but as I’ve said RLN/Reds fans are impatient and fickle. Giving a young guy 1500-2000 PAs to find out what’s there just don’t have many backers.
I’ll back you on this! I might be a little lower – probably 1200-1500 at bats across 3-4 years because most managers don’t give 500 at bats to youngsters anymore. Fans are extremely impatient these days – lots of ADHD, even among older adults.
Barerro, for example, is going to hit at the MLB level. It might not be with us but he is simply too talented and young for it not to happen.
Some good examples of young guys finally getting enough at bats to get comfortable – Connor Joe (Pirates), Brandon Marsh (Phillies), Patrick Wisdom (Cubs), and Lamont Wade (Giants.
You’ve go to give them the at bats and made the decision after 1200 at bats and 3-4 years. Folks in Seattle were ready to give up on Jared Kelenic after 300 at bats. Now, after 700 at-bats, he is starting to show the hitter he was in the minors.
Don’t care if McClain goes 0 for 12 in his first several starts the kid belongs up here for at least a few weeks to see what he can do.
#14 did something like that in 1963. Hutch benched him and inserted Blasingame at 2B.
I see that Moose is still his normal lithe self.
So the same as his whole career, even when he was good?
like the agressiveness, got a run at least
Im starting it back up..Spencer Steer…Rookie of the year.
I love Spencer Steer. The guy has been consistently good overall. He might not be a superstar but the guy is just solid.
OK, that’s at least a good start.
Time for Greene’s first W … I’m calling it.
Man I hope so. Hope he goes after the hitters. We need a long outing from Greene. 7 Innings would be amazing.
Jim Day talking second wave with McLain.
I like it.
Nice swing and miss on the slider
Nice short inning by Greene. Keep it up man!
Need to drop Stephenson in the lineup and move Senzel up.
So if Williamson is the 4th starter, the Reds still need a fifth starter. I wonder who that is gonna be?
Also, Cruz, Sanmartin, Overton, Legumina and Lodolo all out 5 pitchers. Not to mention the ones out all year.
Myers is not closer ,Sadak. They will keep throwing outside to him.
Was thinking the same thing. He really needs to make a full 6 inches closer to the plate or he will never hit an outside pitch.
Ramos needs to go when Friedl comes back. How can Myers be this bad? The Reds worst players are the old guys.
Byers needs to go. He brings nothing. But he won’t.
no wqy, Ramos scored two runs
we paid Moose to do that
Gotta say Senzel seems a ton more relaxed and easy moving. He just seems to have settled in nicely at 3b.
Well the Moose jokes didn’t age well.
SEE. I told you ALL we shouldn’t have gotten rid of him. Remember? 🙂
Hunter typically breezes thru the first, then gets hit in the 2nd.
The Reds have to be one of the worst teams when it comes to manufacturing runs, Senzel draws a leadoff walk and only advances to second on a wild pitch! What happened to hitting behind the runner? Or maybe a sacrifice bunt?
One (1) run will NOT win a game at Coors Field!
Sorry for the negativity so early but having flashbacks to yesterday’s game and the failure to score early in the game!
It can be frustrating to say the least. Its early though
bunting at Coors field, or any park….not a good philosophy.
Is moose showing some, upset to be DFA’d energy?
So, Moose hits a HR! What a shocker!
You have to know that in his mind he is saying Eat that, Reds.
LIke someone said, the Reds are basically paying him to do it. lol
Really hoping Greene can “get it together” and earn his first win!
The Reds need a pitching coach and some experienced pitchers. The big 3 are regressing or at least not progressing. And that’s not a good thing this early in the season.
we don’t have nearly enough pitching. I can’t believe people think we have a chance to win the division with this starting pitching staff. We don’t have enough to win a road series, much less a playoff series. Hunter hasn’t progressed and Lodolo is starting to be a health concern.
We’re a long way from competing in the starting pitching department. We aren’t that far away in the offensive player category.
Concur with your statement.
This is getting ugly fast … I was planning on tapping out before the end, but perhaps it will be after the next McLain AB.
Blackmon always seems to destroy Reds pitching.
Yep! Another Reds Killer!
This is a developmental year. Reds aren’t remotely contending. Thats the lens to watch. At least they fixed SS and infield. Ramos Newman and Myers need to go. How can Myers be this bad? I guess when you collect $83 million and you need $7 million more is the answer,
Just play the young guys. They at least are hungry.
Moose and Myers terrible signings…They are entitled vets.
Sorry, but this may be dumbest post this year. Entitled vets?? Because they’re hitting poorly?
McLain, stature-wise, is sort of Altuve-esque. Let’s hope he’s half as good.
He’s one inch taller than Joe Morgan. 🙂
McLain hustle double.. Play the young guys
WOW!!! A complete hustle double!!
Welcome to the Show, Matt.
And then THAT!!!
Regardless of the final outcome, this was worth it.
4256 to go!
Well almost time for me to exit. Greene has progressed and doing better same as other two. Some just like to complain.
Last few years Senzel needs traded, now its Stepheson. So tiresome
As I said – fickle. As for Senzel? Trade him if you can find a buyer. Stephenson? Needs time to recover from his injury.
Putting McLain in the lineup gets rid of a crappy batter in the lineup. Bring back Friedl and it gets rid of another. Slowly but surely they will get a good nine hitters every night .
Love the energy that McClain just showed both in the double and then again scoring. Hope Friedl can come back in like a week only. Energy is contagious. I want to see more!
At Goodyear he reminded me of Dustin Pedroia. That would be cool.
Welcome to the bigs, young man. Your bat and wheels are welcome here.
Is Greene tipping his pitches? Has a 1-2-3 inning and then gets hammered! Confounding!
His fastball doesn’t seem to have much movement. When he is bringing it at 101 it’s hard to hit, at 97 not so much. It just looks so straight on TV anyway.
Brian I am with you, as a former pitcher he really doesn’t have a lot of movement tonight on his fastball. It’s almost a straight line on every one that has gotten hit hard.
Unfortunately, ML hitters can hit 97 mph fastballs, especially if they have no movement!
Hard to judge a pitcher at Coors Field.
I like that House sent him in a large outfield. Mclain needs to get that lead foot DOWN when he slides.
Nice hit by Rake!!
The big three need to be ready to pitch 200 innings in 2024 and win 15 to 20 games or else it will not matter how many shortstop prospects we have ready to go in the next five years.
I am still thinking 2025 is going to be our first big year. I hope it comes sooner but we will see.
McClain is a short guy and predictably doesn’t have that blinding speed of those who have the long stride. Yet, he covered 2 (extra) bases on close plays that was gutsy and executed with great skill. Very impressed! Just what this team needs.
Put him, India and Friedl back to back. That’s a lot of energy at the top of the lineup.
Great idea Melvin
He hit 3rd in Louisville inbetween DLC and CES. That could very well be a good spot for him up here.
Sadak said his speed from Home to 2nd is 95th percentile. I would say that’s fast for a little guy.
It’s a miracle they didn’t score…another defensive misplay by Stephenson. He is just brutal
defensivelybehind the plate
Hold my breath every inning Ty Steve is behind the plate! Love him but it’s brutal at times!
Greene showing the changeup tonight.
If Greene could throw his fastball with movement like he had on his last pitch of the last inning, then he would not be giving up all the homeruns that he has given up.
Ole … to our benefit.
Seems to be the norm for Greene! Lots of strikeouts, high pitch count, one (1) bad inning and a 5 inning outing! Hope he turns it around as the season progresses! Each start in a new ballpark on the road is a learning experience for this young pitcher and future ace!
Strikeouts are good. You see what happens when balls are put in play? Zero chance of getting on base if you strike out.
It’s the ultimate out in run prevention
Rox announcer: Reds are 22-43 at Coors
That was unexpected from Myers. But I liked it.
They just pitched around Ramos to get to Meyers.
Whoah!!! Did we just sac bunt there and actually move the runners up? AMAZING!!!
…and we got a run from a sac fly. ALRIGHT!!!!
Then a sac fly too!
Who was complaining the Reds don’t sacrifice earlier in this thread. It just happened.
That works, Stuart.
Myers sac bunt and Fairchild Sac fly. India singles and its tied
Finally a sac fly!
Greene with around 65 pitches through 3…par for the course. I’m starting to wonder if he’s ever going to be pitch-efficient enough to be a true number one eventually…or maybe even a number two. He certainly has the velocity on the fastball but nothing else that stands out and he is justcwrars out the bullpen. Weaver pitched a better game yesterday then Greene has this entire year.
Greene has to get a solid #3 pitch, or the guy is not going to last as a #1 in the rotation.
got it tied back up…
Very few low scoring games at Coors Field! Just gotta keep scoring, get a lead and hope the bullpen slams the door!
I mean come on now… beginning to think he was brought up too early
A Coor’s Field special there.
One thing about throwing 100mph. If the batter hits it on the sweet spot the pitcher provides the power.
As I said previously, time today goodbye to DJ and spend some money
Wouldn’t DJ get credit for how good the BP has been?
Not necessarily. The bullpen coach, hired from Toronto Blue Jays, has a role to play their as well.
Bad night to have to spend the bullpen again. For whatever reason, Greene isn’t on his game tonight.
Yep. And with no Lodolo, we need Greene and Ashcroft to be on every start.
The biggest problem with Greene is that his fast ball is flat with very little movement. When you combine that with his lack of a 3rd pitch, let’s just say he he has a long way to go. However, he is young.
Yeah. We have to remember every team in the majors would give a lot to get him.
Does Mario Soto still work with Reds pitchers? He did a nice job with Castillo and his change-up. Greene needs something other than straight heat.
There’s always less movement on pitches at Coors.
Hunter is 21st in ALL OF MLB (373 pitchers) in horizontal movement of the 4 seam fastball.
Moose looks like he’s in better shape than last year to me.
20 pounds lighter so they say
I believe it.
Funny when you’re looking for a job you decide to get in shape
It figures that clown starts their rallies…
We don’t allow comments like this here. I’m going to leave it up just to be clear what what said.
95 pitches through 4…yikes
Plus 2 HRs and 6 runs! Double Yikes!
This is why I don’t think Greene will be our #1 Pitcher in the rotation in the future. I actually believe Lodolo has more potential to be #1 overall.
In the majors if you only have 2 pitches as a starting pitcher, you’re not going to make it as a starting pitcher.
RockyBall … last one to score wins.
Stephenson. What a bum.
So, does Bell send Greene out for the 5th inning?
Me no have no idea what Mr. Bell is going to do.
I don’t think he is going to.
Senzel with a big time professional walk
Time to squeeze the last drop out of Ramos here. I’m thinking he may be the odd man out when TJ comes back. Switch-hitter or not … you have to actually hit, right?
What the … 😮
This might have gotten lost up higher in the thread…concerning Hunter’s movement on pitches.
There’s always less movement on pitches at Coors.
Hunter is 21st in ALL OF MLB (373 pitchers) in horizontal movement of the 4 seam fastball.
Exactly. That’s why I said above , don’t judge a pitcher at Coors.
At least they didn’t try and sneak him in as a closer and then leave him there.
all three lost that balll…. who would have thought
Wow. A lot of balls lost in the lights lately.
Why am I not surprised … Myers (angry face)
Poor hitting by Myers there. Just needed to make contact to get a run in.
I dread when he bats
Will Myers = Rally Killer
Say what you will about Barrero but he’s hitting 30 pts better than Myers at a 10th the cost. Myers’ trade value isn’t going up.
and its tied again
Rockies are TRYING to give us the game back.
Maybe Myers can just stay in CO, and bunk with Moose for the rest of his contract.
Wil Myers has the worst plate appearances. I mean he didn’t look like he had any plan up there. It makes you wonder if some guys are putting in the work or just phoning it in.
If anybody needs to go to the fridge or bathroom, I suggest going when Myers is up. You aren’t missing anything.
As much as I hate to do it, I need to tap out.
Hope we can find a way out in Denver tonight. A win to start would feel pretty good.
Night Night We’ll see what we can do for you in terms of a win.
Its a bullpen game in Coors Field.
Rockies actually have great pen
Myers is the worst hitter I’ve ever seen,..and I’ve been watching the game for 6 decades now. Poor managing and general managing for him to even be in the organization,..especially considering the great talent we have in AAA. No excuse for it. Pitiful!!!
Even Myers’s body language stinks. He may be the least productive player on this team. He needs to go.
The Myers signing has turned really, really bad. I am guilty because I actually thought it was a good idea when it happened.
You’re not the only one. I think many of us thought it would be a good sign for a comeback year for him. It sure doesn’t look like it now.
Yeah. It’s your fault. Both of you. 🙂
Guilty too Mark. I did too.
I thought he would hit 30 bombs in GABP easily
GABP was supposed to revive him. I fell for it.
You guys are all bums for thinking that. lol 😀
Just kidding guys! 🙂
Great post. We all messed up on Myers. Krall too. Move forward. Its all about the young guys.
Nick Senzel is a very good defensive third baseman. Havent seen this since Rolen.
Yeah. I had no idea he was that good over there.
His throws are perfect everytime. Suarez’s throws were always a nightmare.
The Rockies are playing an ugly brand of baseball, maybe uglier than Blackmon’s beard.
Ben Lively aint messing around.
Man He ALMOST beat that out.
I really despise when India check swings like that. Going on 2 years now.
He needs to study Brandon Phillips.
That’s coachable right?
India’s approach seemed like he thought he was facing Hunter Greene, not Suter, committing early on a guy throwing 75 to 88.
Cards bludgeon the Brewers tonight. That’s 7 out of 8 wins for them.
Wow. I’m surprised THEY’RE coming back. haha
I hope you are joking the Cardinals always come back every year.
Sarcasm buddy. Cardinals always come back. They are winners.
The Cards and their fans are not at all comfortable with a spell in the NLC last place with a recent sweep of the Red Sox in Boston.
I don’t care what anybody says, Steer is a good first baseman. His stretches have saved a few throws this year.
I like Steer at 1b too. But I think that is EC’s future position.
Strand I mean
Steer seems comfortable at first base and it’s working out well for Senzel at third. Eventually I see EDLC as the Red’s long needed centerfielder.
Alex Young warming up, please leave Lively in. Young in Coors Field does not sound like a good idea.
I can watch this infield every day the rest of the year unless EDLC wants to mess it up and CES says Im in too!
Think of what we might have if we had only LEFT Senzel alone. Professional negligence.
He would have been in minors 2 more years because of Suarez…
Or not. But instead of the disaster that was?
Ladies and gentlemen, for the first time since Zack Cozart (2017), we have a shortstop.
With all respect due to Iglesias, Farmer, et at.
Senzel best 0-1 Ive ever seen in a game. 4 professional at bats
These umps tonight are not ready for primetime.
Should be sliding head first into 2nd
you can get wider and avoid a tag like that
Bell just had to get involved Lively looked really good.
Yep! Tinker(ing) Bell just can’t help himself and probably cost the Reds a chance to win this game! Gotta call it a night! Work day tomorrow!
Glad he made it. I don’t know that it was a good idea though two runs down in the eighth.
Myers finally became useful
Too bad Lively decided to
intentionally block the ball with his leg on a ball hit right at SS…not sure why. You could tell Lively was kicking himself when he was walking to the dugout for that boneheaded
decision. Moustakas would have been the third out of the inning before they scored either of those last 2 those runs.
I think Ramos has some use on this team. I feel like he is a nice backup OF’er Plus he can switch hit and has a little pop and takes quality at-bats most of the time.
Lively was pitching great 1 out and 1 on. David Bell is really good at making the wrong move, almost always. Sims gave it up, but Lively had it going. Please stop the stupidity before we get all these great prospects up with Bell. He will ruin them. You can sit and watch the game and his move and they usually don’t work out. Very frustrating!!!
This may be an unpopular opinion but I can’t believe the Red’s don’t have a player better than Fairchild available to play the outfield. I think Hopkins would be a much better fit, but what do I know. I would have left Lively in.
He’s fine for an extra outfielder. Plays good defense and he hits lefty pitching better than any other active outfielder on the Reds. I like him as a #4 or #5 over Ramos.
McLain = On base machine.
McLain can run. He wastes no time on the bases. His second time up he stretches a hit to rightfield into a double, and then scores easily from second base on a hit to leftfield. That’s real base running on a coming winning team.
Well poop on that one. I thought Fraley got the gap there.
Good hit by Steer. Two rookies on base together. 🙂
Senzel comes through. One run down!
Just a great game by Senzel.
Stephenson needs to be moved down in the order…7th or 8th.
Man. There just isn’t much punch in the bottom of this lineup. Bring more young guys up please.
Yeah – could tell that checking line up at the beginning! Greene always goes wobbly…
Well Ramos had a good game tonight but just couldn’t get it done to tie it. Oh well on to tomorrow’s game. Wonder who the starter will be? Williamson most likely.
And Ramos brings the curtain down. A win tonight would have gained a game. Instead, the Cards are close.
Yeah – there’s a confident feeling: men on and Ramos up! And the Cards trying to make up for lost time in ONE game!? 18 to 1 !!
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Two biggest disappointments of the year, by far, Stephenson and Myers. Together they have four home runs. 18 and 23, not awful but more changes needed. The best change in my opinion would be getting rid of Bell. He costs them more games than he helps and tonight was a big example, pulling Lively was a bad mistake.
I know it was a loss, but those reds players never quit. I really like watchimg them play, but Dish let me down tonight couldn’t get any of the free games televised tonight. Black, the Denver manager tried to emulate our manager by using so many relievers. He nearly had his Bell rung.