After nearly a 4-hour rain delay on Saturday night the game was finally postponed at 10:24pm. That means that there’s a doubleheader today for the Cincinnati Reds and the Colorado Rockies and the two teams have to be hoping for Mother Nature to play nice because they do not share an off day the rest of the season. Looking at the forecast, though, Mother Nature isn’t exactly looking like she wants to be friendly by mid-afternoon.
First pitch for game one is set for 12:10pm ET.
With today’s doubleheader we’re just going to have one post for both games. After game one is completed we will update this with the lineups and information for game two.
Here are the lineups for today’s first game:
Since the second half began for Nick Lodolo he’s made seven starts and posted a 3.32 ERA with 17 walks, 44 strikeouts, and just three home runs allowed in 40.2 innings pitched. The left’s ERA has dropped 1.51 runs on the season (six first half starts)
When it comes to his splits, they are extreme. Lefties don’t get to face Lodolo often, just 38 total plate appearances against him in 13 starts. When they do get in there against him they aren’t doing much of anything. They’ve drawn four walks, but have hit .161 and had just one extra-base hit. Right-handed hitters have found more success against him this season, but in the second half they’ve hit just .231/.338/.354 against him (they hit .340/.423/.557 against him in his six first half starts).
Much like many Rockies pitchers, the splits are quite big when it comes to home and road splits. Marquez has an ERA of 3.69 when he’s not pitching in Colorado (where it’s 6.09 this season). Hitters also have a .661 OPS against him on the road (.900 at home).
When it comes to his lefty/right splits, things get interesting. Lefties draw a lot more walks and they make more contact, but they hit for less power. Righties don’t draw walks against him, but they do show off plenty of pop.
When and Where
- Game time: 12:10pm ET
- Where: Great American Ball Park
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv (out of market)
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 73°, cloudy, 15% chance of rain
News and Notes
Dauri Moreta up as the extra-player
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) September 4, 2022
Jeff Hoffman out for the year
Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer reported earlier today that reliever Jeff Hoffman won’t return this season. Hoffman has had issues with his elbow for the last six weeks, and underwent an MRI yesterday that showed he would be able to avoid Tommy John surgery, but would need to continue to rest his arm.