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Cincinnati Reds vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Preview and Predictions 04-17-2019 in MLB


Missing two of their top offensive players due to injuries, the Los Angeles Dodgers went out and registered 13 hits en route to a victory. The Dodgers hope to have Cody Bellinger and Justin Turner back in the lineup Wednesday as they attempt to complete a sweep when they host the Cincinnati Reds for the finale of their three-game series.

Bellinger missed Tuesday's 6-1 victory with a bruised right knee and Turner sat out because of tightness in his left hamstring, but Los Angeles expects them to play Wednesday. Corey Seager and Alex Verdugo recorded three hits apiece, with the latter also driving in three runs, and Joc Pederson homered in his third straight game to give him five blasts in his last seven contests as the Dodgers notched their third consecutive win following a six-game losing streak. The Reds finished with only four hits (three doubles) as they lost their third in a row after winning four straight. Joey Votto batted in the leadoff position for the second time in his career (2008 - also versus Los Angeles) and plated Cincinnati's lone run with a double for his 900th RBI.

TV: 3:10 p.m. ET, FS Ohio (Cincinnati), SportsNet LA (Los Angeles)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Reds RH Sonny Gray (0-2, 2.03 ERA) vs. Dodgers RH Walker Buehler (1-0, 8.25)

Gray remains in search of his first win in his debut season with Cincinnati but has worked more than four innings in just one of his three starts. The 29-year-old Tennessean was on his way toward a victory against Miami on Thursday as he allowed two hits and registered six strikeouts in four frames but was forced to exit due to a left calf contusion. Gray was sensational in his lone career turn against the Dodgers, recording nine strikeouts while issuing one walk in a three-hit shutout on July 28, 2015 at Los Angeles while with Oakland.



Buehler also has lasted more than four innings once in three outings, allowing one run and three hits over five frames in a victory at Colorado on April 6. The 24-year-old native of Kentucky surrendered five runs in each of his other two turns but escaped with no-decisions, including his four-frame effort at St. Louis on Thursday. Buehler was tagged with the loss in his only career start against Cincinnati on May 10 despite giving up two runs and five hits while striking out eight batters over six innings.

WALK-OFFS

1. The Dodgers have homered in 31 consecutive home games dating to Aug. 21 and are one shy of matching the major-league record set in 1999 by Colorado.

2. Just one of Cincinnati's 3-through-7 hitters in Tuesday's lineup has a batting average above .200 (Derek Dietrich, .212).

3. Verdugo has gone 7-for-15 with a homer and six RBIs over the first five contests of Los Angeles' six-game homestand.

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Last Injuries

Los Angeles Dodgers

  • Russell Martin

    Back
    Ques Fri | 10-day IL

    Martin has landed on the 10-day injured list with lower-back inflammation. Barring any setbacks, he is lining up to return during the upcoming series against the Pirates that begins Friday.

  • Rich Hill

    Knee
    Prob April 28 | 10-day IL

    Hill is on the 10-day disabled list with a left knee medial collateral strain. He is expected to make his season debut April 28 against the Pirates.

  • A.J. Pollock

    Rest
    Ques Sun | questionable

    Pollock is not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday against the Brewers as he likely will be given the day to rest.

  • Hyun-Jin Ryu

    Groin
    Prob Sat | probable

    Ryu has been activated from the 10-day injured list with a left groin strain and is expected to be available for Saturday's game against the Brewers.

  • Justin Turner

    Hamstring
    Prob Thurs | probable

    Turner is dealing with hamstring tightness and an ankle contusion but is likely to be available for Thursday's contest versus the Brewers.

  • Cody Bellinger

    Knee
    Prob Wed | probable

    Bellinger sat out the previous game due to a right knee bruise but it is likely he will play against the Reds on Wednesday.

  • Justin Turner

    Hamstring
    Out Wed | out

    Turner missed the last contest due to hamstring tightness and an ankle injury. He will not take the field for Wednesday's game versus the Reds.

  • Corey Seager

    Rest
    Ques Wed | questionable

    Seager is absent from the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Reds as he will be given a day of rest.

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Cincinnati Reds

  • Alex Blandino

    Knee
    Early May | 10-day IL

    Blandino is on the 10-day injured list as he is recovering from surgery to repair a torn MCL and ACL in his right knee. He is likely to be held out of action until at least the early Part of May.

  • Joey Votto

    Back
    Ques Tues | questionable

    Votto has sat out the past two games due to back tightness, and it is unknown if it will impede his status for Tuesday's clash against the Braves.

  • Matt Kemp

    Chest
    Ques Tues | questionable

    Kemp left the previous game due to a chest wall contusion, and it is unclear if he will play against the Braves on Tuesday.

  • Yasiel Puig

    Rest
    Ques Thurs | questionable

    Puig is not expected to take part in Thursday's contest versus the Padres as he is to be rested.

  • Sonny Gray

    Calf
    Ques Wed | questionable

    Gray exited his previous outing with a left calf contusion. It is unknown if he will make his next scheduled start on Wednesday against the Dodgers.

  • Eugenio Suarez

    Rest
    Ques Wed | questionable

    Suarez is absent from the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Dodgers as he will receive a day of rest.

  • Alex Wood

    Back
    Early May | 10-day IL

    Wood is on the 10-day injured list and is out of commission due to lower-back soreness. He will not be ready until at least sometime in May.

  • Scooter Gennett

    Groin
    Late June | 10-day IL

    Gennett is on the 10-day injured list with a severe right groin strain and will miss eight to 12 weeks of action.

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los-angeles-dodgers Stats 2019

Hitting Statistics
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Dennis Santana 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500
Cody Bellinger 23 22 85 26 36 4 1 11 28 75 4 12 3 .424 .882 .500
Alex Verdugo 23 10 51 5 17 4 1 3 13 32 0 7 0 .333 .627 .358
Brock Stewart 3 0 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .333 .667 .333
Julio Urias 4 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 .333 .333 .333
Pitching Statistics
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Scott Alexander 13 0 28 8 1 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 128
Pedro Baez 12 0 41 12 2 10 1 0 10 0 0 3 2 233
Kenley Jansen 11 0 35 16 0 8 2 0 6 0 0 4 2 188
Yimi Garcia 11 0 29 11 1 8 3 1 9 0 0 1 5 187
Caleb Ferguson 10 1 33 13 1 12 2 1 4 0 0 0 4 179
Field Statistics
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Austin Barnes 19 16 0 7 2 2 0 1
Russell Martin 6 5 0 3 0 0 0 0
Rocky Gale 3 3 0 2 0 1 0 0
Alex Verdugo 23 10 0 0 0 0 2 0
Brad Miller 13 12 0 0 0 2 0 0

cincinnati-reds Stats 2019

Hitting Statistics
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Phillip Ervin 2 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 .500 1.500 .500
Jose Iglesias 19 17 52 3 14 3 0 1 4 20 0 10 2 .269 .385 .321
Curt Casali 14 7 30 3 8 4 0 0 1 12 0 9 0 .267 .400 .313
Tucker Barnhart 17 14 44 6 11 2 0 1 3 16 0 10 0 .250 .364 .377
Eugenio Suarez 21 19 68 8 16 4 0 5 9 35 0 20 1 .235 .515 .342
Pitching Statistics
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Amir Garrett 11 0 26 12 1 5 1 1 1 0 0 3 2 124
Jared Hughes 11 0 27 7 0 10 1 0 6 0 0 1 4 160
Zach Duke 11 0 19 4 0 7 1 1 7 0 0 3 6 123
David Hernandez 10 0 27 5 0 12 0 2 3 0 0 0 5 176
Michael Lorenzen 9 0 31 9 0 12 1 0 2 0 0 1 5 173
Field Statistics
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Tucker Barnhart 17 14 0 8 2 0 0 0
Curt Casali 14 7 0 7 3 1 0 0
Connor Joe 8 5 0 0 0 0 1 0
Eugenio Suarez 21 19 0 0 0 2 0 0
Jesse Winker 21 16 0 0 0 0 2 0