Cincinnati Reds vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
7:10 PM ET
Tim Adleman vs. Alex Wood
The Reds are reeling. They’ve always had troubles with their road trips out west, but 0-6 was not what the team that ended their last homestand sweeping their biggest rivals needed. They’re back home this weekend, though, and face a team that swept them last week in the Dodgers.
Tim Adleman made his last start in Los Angeles, and gave up 3 runs (2 earned) in 5 innings of work. That’s been the best pitching performance of the week, as you’ll remember that the Reds’ bullpen blew that game and haven’t even sniffed a win since. Adleman may be their best shot at a good start.
He’ll face Alex Wood, who pitched well against the Reds last Saturday, giving up 3 runs in 5 2⁄3 while striking out 7. Wood actually left that game with a lead, but the Reds tied the game before losing in extras.