Fresh off a 15 run outburst in the series opener, the Cincinnati Reds will look to continue thumping the Minnesota Twins in Saturday’s matinee.
Sal Romano will take the hill fresh off his best outing of the 2018 season, and he’ll be opposed by Twins starter Jake Odorizzi - who was essentially gifted to Minnesota by the Tampa Bay Rays in a salary slash this past offseason.
First pitch is set for 2:10 PM ET. Go Reds.
Here's how the #Reds line up for day two in the Twin Cities. ➡️ https://t.co/jYrkiCZDyJ pic.twitter.com/MvLlef9cGc— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) April 28, 2018
Here's how we line up today at Target Field. #MNTwins https://t.co/FvDtJuU5lA pic.twitter.com/NHR0xlyacZ— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) April 28, 2018
- There’s honestly not a single gripe I have with today’s lineup, today’s bench, or with any moves the Reds have made in this last week. It’s been roughly an entire Mayan calendar since I’ve been able to say that, and it feels great.
- Tucker Barnhart will get a rest day today with Devin Mesoraco in the lineup. Remember when Tucker came out of the gates blazing to start 2018? Well, he’s just 4 for his last 33 over 8 games, which has sunk his season OPS to just .701. Fun with small samples is so, so fun.
- Speaking of small samples, Joey Votto’s recent tear now has his tied for the team lead in bWAR (0.8) and fWAR (0.7).
- Finally, in the world of ‘small samples that are awesome,’ Jose Peraza has hit .326/.352/.465 since the fourth game of the regular season, as Redleg Nation’s Jason Linden noted earlier today. I’ll still withhold praise for his SS defense, though.