Cincinnati Reds vs. Los Angeles Dodgers – April 17, 2022

Another day, another loss. The Cincinnati Reds (2-7) will be looking for the fourth time to snap this week-long losing streak and avoid a four-game sweep over the Los Angeles Dodgers (6-2) in a showdown on Easter Sunday at Dodger Stadium this afternoon.


  • Weather: 4:10 p.m. ET
  • Location: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
  • Weather: 66º; Quite sunny
  • TV: Bally Sports Ohio
  • Radio: 700 WLW

Starting lineups

Cincinnati Reds

Los Angeles Dodgers

SS Kyle Farmer RF Mookie Betts
DH Tyler Naquin 1B Freddie Freeman
LF Tommy Pham SS Trea Turner
1B Joey Votto 3B Max Muncy
C Tyler Stephenson DH Justin Turner
RF Aristide Aquino C Will Smith
3B Mike Moustakas CF Cody Bellinger
2B Brandon Drury LF Chris Taylor
CF Jake Fraley 2B Gavin Lux

Starting pitchers

Tyler Mahle 180.0 3.75 3.73 3.80 3.74 1.23 27.7% 8.4%
Andrew Heane 129.2 5.83 4.01 4.85 4.12 1.32 26.9% 7.3%

**Stats are from the 2021 season.**


Today we have Tyler Mahle on the road, and that’s a good thing. However, thanks to two starts in 2022, he may improve to start at GABP. On Opening Day in Atlanta, Mahle pitched five innings of a baseball run with seven strikeouts. This race was not deserved. Earlier in the week in the home opener against Cleveland, he pitched just four innings and allowed four runs while striking out four. However, only one of those points was earned. Mahle has been the victim of poor defending in his first two starts, both on the road and at home. Hopefully this afternoon is better for the players behind him on the pitch.


Andrew Heaney became a free agent after the 2021 season and signed with the Dodgers weeks before the lockout began. Heaney is an interesting pitcher. Last year, while pitching for the Angels and Yankees, he had a 5.83 ERA and 4.85 FIP in 129.2 innings. He struck out 150 batters but also allowed 29 homers, the most in his eight-year career. He started 32 games for the Angels, but was traded at the deadline to New York and threw most of the time out of the bullpen and struggled to do so. His ERA was over 7 during his time with the Yankees and his HR/9 rate was 3.3, compared to 1.5 with the Angels.

Heaney throws a fastball, a slider and a switch. He’s not a high-speed pitcher, with his fastball speed going into the 90s and his slider and changeover going into the 80s. Few Reds have faced Heaney, but Joey Votto has a home run against him in two at bats.

News and Notes

Daniel Duarte was recalled yesterday and today he is put on IL for 10 days. The Reds opted to call up Alejo Lopez for an extra bench bat.

A decision on Jonathan India is coming soon.

It looks like Lucas Sims will return to the team at the end of the week, if all goes well.

Finally, in case you missed it, Hunter Greene broke records last night.

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