The Cincinnati Reds are off to their worst start in 63 years, and manager Bryan Price is hoping Brandon Finnegan can be the one to calm down the St. Louis Cardinals’ bats. The left-handed Finnegan makes his 2018 debut today, when the four-game series between the NL Central rivals continues at Great American Ball Park.
St. Louis combined a big night at the plate by catcher Yadier Molina with a strong pitching performance by right-hander Luke Weaver to deal Cincinnati a 5-3 loss on Friday night. Coverage of today’s game airs at 11:40 am on News Radio 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
During the first 13 games, the Atlanta Braves have found a way to make the most of the depth they have at their disposal. The Braves have gotten contributions from a variety of sources and haven’t been choosy about who comes through on any given night. Preston Tucker delivered a three-run homer Friday to give the Braves a 4-0 series-opening victory over the Chicago Cubs. The teams play again this afternoon at Wrigley Field.