Cincinnati Reds vs La Dodgers Dodgers Picks and Predictions May 25th 2024

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Dodgers’ Walker Buehler Seeks Another Strong Outing Against Reds


Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Walker Buehler is set to prove he’s back to his elite starter status as he takes the mound Saturday night against the Cincinnati Reds. Buehler will need to bring his A-game against a Reds offense that showed its power with a 9-6 win in the series opener on Friday.

Buehler’s Recent Milestones and Performance

Comeback Journey

Walker Buehler’s return has been filled with significant milestones. After nearly two years away due to two surgeries, Buehler clinched his first win in three starts last Saturday. This victory came on the two-year anniversary of his last win before his elbow issues began.

Dominant Return

In his most recent game against the Reds, Buehler pitched exceptionally well, giving up only three hits in six innings without allowing any runs and striking out seven batters. His overall record against the Reds now stands at 2-3 in seven starts, boasting a 2.76 ERA. Buehler attributes his strong performance to a small change made on the pitching rubber, which had a significant impact.

Buehler’s Adaptation

“Where I used to stand, I could only do that when I was young,” said Buehler, 29. “That’s kind of a tough pill for me to swallow, but we’ve moved on the rubber, and a lot of things kind of clicked into place.” Maintaining his dominant form will depend on his recovery between outings. The Dodgers are trying to give their starters extra days between appearances to aid recovery.

Team Strategy

“I’ve always been kind of anti-extra days, but the reality is there are a lot of guys on our team that prefer that,” Buehler said. “… We have a lot of guys that are throwing the ball really well, and these extra days help, so I’m not at a point to dictate any of that.”

Reds’ Offense and Hunter Greene’s Performance

Reds’ Power Display

The Reds showcased their offensive firepower on Friday, with Jonathan India’s go-ahead grand slam in the fifth inning. Stuart Fairchild and Spencer Steer also contributed with home runs, highlighting the depth of the Reds’ lineup.

Hunter Greene’s Recent Form

The Reds will counter with right-hander Hunter Greene (2-2, 3.22 ERA), who pitched impressively against the Dodgers last Sunday. Despite a strong performance, Greene received a no-decision, allowing two runs on four hits with eight strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings. The Dodgers eventually won 3-2 in 10 innings.

Greene’s Analysis

“Just one pitch got the best of me,” Greene said, referring to a slider that L.A. rookie Andy Pages hit for a two-run home run in the fourth inning. “Other than that, I felt like I was pretty focused. (Catcher) Luke (Maile) called a fantastic game, and we have been working really well together. … It was good.”

Career Against Dodgers

A Los Angeles-area native, Greene has struggled against the Dodgers, with a 0-2 record in three career starts and a 5.40 ERA. His only start against them in Cincinnati came in 2022, where he allowed six runs on nine hits over five innings.

Recent Success

Despite past struggles, Greene is currently in one of the best stretches of his career, with a 2-0 record and a 2.03 ERA over his last five starts. He has accumulated 30 strikeouts in 31 innings during this period, showcasing his improved form.


In his work to broaden his rebound and profit by his new accomplishments, Walker Buehler faces a considerable test in the game against Tracker Greene and the Reds. The two pitchers will endeavor to direct their groups to win in what gives off an impression of being a difficult and wild match. Fans can expect an interesting matchup at Incredible American Ball Park as the Dodgers plan to end a three-game series of failures and the Reds endeavor to push their hostile force along.

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