The Cincinnati Reds return home from a 3-3 road trip on the west coast to welcome in the Chicago White Sox for three games in the Queen City. First pitch tonight is set for 6:40pm ET. This game is exclusively on Apple TV+. This year that requires a subscription to watch. Free trials may be available if you haven’t had one in the past.
In his first two starts of the year Hunter Greene allowed five runs in 8.0 innings, walked six batters, and allowed 10 hits. In the four starts since he’s allowed four runs in 20.0 innings on 19 hits and five walks. He’s only allowed one earned run over his last three starts.
This season has seen the splits for Greene as extremes. He’s pitched very well against lefties, who have a .179 average against him and a .574 OPS. Right-handed hitters are finding much more success. They’ve hit .339 with an OPS of .885 against him. They haven’t hit any home runs, but they have picked up plenty of singles and doubles along the way. Last season righties also hit better off of Greene than lefties did, but not nearly to this extreme.
Over the previous four seasons, Lance Lynn has had an ERA under 4.00. This season, though, he’s had a very tough start and his ERA currently sits at 7.16. He’s striking out a good number of hitters, but he’s given up tons of homers and walked more than his fair share of batters.
This year it’s been left-handed batters that have been crushing the ball against Lance Lynn. They have an OPS just over 1.000 and have six home runs in 60 at-bats against him. Right-handed hitters have been solid, but nothing stands out from that side of things this season. In the previous two seasons lefties also hit Lynn better, but not by nearly as much as they have so far in 2023.
When and Where
- Game time: 6:40pm ET
- Where: Great American Ball Park
- Watch: Apple TV+
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 71°, cloudy, 0% chance of rain
News and Notes
Wil Myers is back, but isn’t
Wil Myers is back with the club but not active yet. He said he was down with Covid for a few days. While the team was out of town, he worked out at GABP. Myers hopes he can be back in the Reds lineup on Saturday.
— Mark Sheldon (@m_sheldon) May 5, 2023
Big night on the farm
Thursday night was a great time to sit around and watch some minor league baseball games. While there were some big things that happened in the Dayton doubleheader and in Chattanooga, it was the game in Louisville that had two of the biggest things go down. Matt McLain hit for the cycle but somehow that was overshadowed by Christian Encarnacion-Strand hitting three home runs. The Bats held on to win that game 12-10. We wrote about it this morning and have video of all of the action if you want to check it out.
Home town cooking
The Cincinnati Reds have been real bad on the road, going 4-12. But when they are at Great American Ball Park they’ve played well, going 9-6 in front of the home crowd.
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