After nearly being no-hit last night in a 6-1 loss, the Cincinnati Reds will look to try and salvage one game in their 3-game series in San Francisco this afternoon to end their west coast road trip. First pitch this afternoon is set for 3:45pm ET.
San Francisco Giants
|TJ Friedl – CF||LaMonte Wade Jr. – 1B|
|Spencer Steer – 2B||Thairo Estrada – 2B|
|Elly De La Cruz – SS||Wilmer Flores -DH|
|Nick Martini – DH||Joc Pederson – LF|
|Christian Encarnacion-Strand – 1B||Patrick Bailey – C|
|Nick Senzel – LF||Mike Yastrzemski – RF|
|Will Benson – RF||Paul DeJong – SS|
|Noelvi Marte – 3B||Wade Meckler – CF|
|Luke Maile – C||Casey Schmitt – 3B|
|Hunter Greene – RHP||Logan Webb – RHP|
|Links: Hunter Greene’s’s Stats | Logan Webb’s Stats
Since returning from the injured list Hunter Greene has made two starts and they’ve both been games in which he has struggled. The Reds need him to step up and get back to the guy he was prior to his hip injury costing him two months on the injured list.
Right-handed hitters have plenty of success against Greene. They hit for average, they walk at a solid clip, and they hit for a ton of power. It’s lefties that have some struggles against Greene. They don’t hit for much average, but they do walk at a good rate against him. Righties are also hitting for a solid amount of power against him.
Like Greene, Webb has struggled the last two times out – both games against Atlanta, but he had been quite good in the few starts prior to that. Cincinnati faced him six weeks ago and he threw seven innings of 2-run ball (both runs were on solo homers).
Also like his counterpart today, Webb has reverse splits. Left-handed hitters don’t hit for average, barely ever walk, and they don’t hit for any power. Right-handed hitters have a solid average against him. They aren’t walking all that much, and while they do hit for more power than lefties, they aren’t hitting for much of it.
When and Where
- Game time: 3:45pm ET
- Where: Oracle Park
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv (out of market)
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 76°, sunny, 0% chance of rain
News and Notes
The Angels put half of their team on waivers
Ok, it wasn’t quite half of their team but the Angels put a bunch of players on waivers with the hopes of simply getting some salary relief. They’ve put Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez, Randal Grichuk, Hunter Renfroe, Matt Moore, and Dominic Leone out there for the claiming. There’s no trading involved here – the first team to claim any or all of the players gets them simply for taking on their contract. The order for claims is based on the record of teams around the league when the players were put on waivers. We will find out what happens on Thursday when claims are processed. Other players around the league were also put on waivers, but the Angels made the news because of the sheer number of guys they put out there.
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