Assuming the Cincinnati Reds can kick the memory of yesterday’s 3-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins to the curb quickly, they’ll be focused on a Sunday victory that can actually win them a series in this 2018 campaign. Wouldn’t that be nice?
Tyler Mahle is fresh off taking a no-hitter into the 7th inning against the Atlanta Braves, an outing in which he fanned 11 while flashing nasty swing-and-miss stuff. The Reds will hope he can replicate that kind of dominance, as the Twins will counter with a budding young pitching star of their own in Jose Berrios.
Billy Hamilton gets the day off, Scott Schebler will patrol CF, and Alex Blandino will get a start at 2B.
First pitch is set for 2:10 PM ET.
#Reds turn to Mahle for the series finale. ➡️ https://t.co/6JfS4JqKhN pic.twitter.com/27dg79FKVd— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) April 29, 2018
.@JOLaMaKina takes the mound in today's series finale. #MNTwins https://t.co/ApRsDaoPeb pic.twitter.com/EQ0Ct7gDQ6— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) April 29, 2018
- Nick Senzel exited Saturday’s Louisville Bats game against the Toledo Mud Hens with what’s been tabbed as a ‘jammed shoulder.’ The injury occurred as he dove to his left for a grounder while manning 2B. He’s listed as day to day, and hopefully that’s all we’ll hear about it.
- Speaking of AAA Louisville, the recently DFA’d Kevin Quackenbush made his debut last night, and threw a pair of scoreless innings in relief.
- Go Reds. Go.