The Cincinnati Reds (4-5) look to avoid a sweep to an NL East team tonight when they take on the Atlanta Braves (8-4) for the final game of this three game series in Atlanta.
- Game Time: 7:20 pm EDT
- Where: Truist Park, Atlanta
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW
- Weather: 75 degrees, sunny, 0 percent chance of rain
|2B Jonathan India||RF Ronald Acuña Jr|
|CF TJ Friedl||1B Matt Olson|
|RF Jake Fraley||3B Austin Riley|
|DH Tyler Stephenson||C Sean Murphy|
|1B Wil Myers||LF Eddie Rosario|
|3B Jason Vosler||2B Ozzie Albies|
|SS Jose Barrero||SS Orlando Arcia|
|C Luke Maile||DH Marcell Ozuna|
|LF Will Benson||CF Sam Hilliard|
Hunter Greene has had an interesting start to the season through two starts. He’s experienced brilliance and suffered frustration. His primary problem has been pitch efficiency. In all of the innings in which he has had trouble, he’s ended up throwing a lot of pitches to try to get out of it. It’s a small sample size, but in eight innings, Greene’s walk rate is at 15 percent, compared to only nine percent a year ago.
Greene is still throwing a majority of fastballs and sliders despite revamping his change up in the off-season.
Spencer Strider emerged as one of the top pitchers in the National League in 2022. Drafted in 2020, he catapulted through the minors and was called up to pitch consistently for the Braves last season and had a 2.67 ERA with 202 strikeouts in 131.2 innings.
Strider has made two starts thus far in 2023, pitching a shutout through six innings with nine strikeouts against the Nationals and giving up three runs in five innings while striking out nine against the Padres.
News and Notes
Injury news from the minor leagues:
-Edwin Arroyo to the injured list in Dayton (strained left hip)
— Doug Gray (@dougdirt24) April 12, 2023
In the latest news around the NL Central, Ian Happ will continue to terrorize Reds pitchers for another three years.
— MLB (@MLB) April 12, 2023
And if you have an Athletic subscription, here’s the latest news about Bally Sports and the Diamond Sports Group troubles. It seems the Reds are safe for now and games will continue to be aired on Bally Sports Ohio.
— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) April 12, 2023