Dodgers @ Reds June 17, 2017: Ryu vs. Wojciechowski

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Alex Wood‘s tremendous performance last night ensured the Dodgers a season series victory over the Reds. Today, they go for this series’ victory, behind Hyun-Jin Ryu (4.42 ERA, 5.19 FIP, 1.351 WHIP).

Dodgers
Reds
1:10 PM PST
Cincinnati
2B
Utley
CF
 Hamilton
SS
Seager
SS
Cozart
LF
Taylor
1B
Votto
1B
Bellinger
LF
Duvall
CF
Pederson
3B
Suarez
C
Grandal
RF
Schebler
3B
Forsythe 2B  Peraza
RF
Puig
C
Mesoraco
P
Ryu (L)
P
Wojciechowski (R)

Ryu’s most recent start came against the Reds in Los Angeles. On June 11, he allowed four runs in four innings pitched in a game the Dodgers won, 9-7, thanks to a Corey Seager grand slam.

Asher Wojciechowski (5.21 ERA, 5.29 FIP, 1.263 WHIP) also made his most recent start in Los Angeles. On June 10, he allowed four runs in five innings pitched in a game the Dodgers won, 5-4, on Seager’s first career walk-off hit. Brim wrote this in the game thread:

Wojciechowski is an extreme fly ball pitcher (and was in the minors as well), and he has not shown much home run suppression ability yet. Given the power in the Dodger lineup, it could be something to watch.

This is even more true in the Great American Ball Park, which is famous for being home run friendly, due to its small dimensions.

A fun fact about this pitching matchup from the great Diane Firstman (prompted by J.P. Hoornstra): it ties a record for the biggest disparity between number of letters in the starters’ surnames, at 10.

Justin Turner is getting the day off, with Logan Forsythe starting at third in his place. Chris Taylor will bat third. With another Dodger lefty on the mound, the Reds’ lineup remains the same as yesterday.

About Sarah Wexler

Sarah Wexler
Sarah Wexler is a native Angeleno and longtime Dodger fan. She began blogging about baseball in 2012 on her Tumblr, New Grass On The Field, where she covered an array of topics but especially enjoyed exploring baseball history. She now writes for The Hardball Times, FanGraphs and Sporting News, and co-hosts a podcast, The Hardball Times Audio. She recently earned her master's degree in Sports Management from Cal State Long Beach. She graduated from New York University in 2014 with a bachelor's in History and a minor in American Studies. She's an avid Springsteen fan, which is a big boost to her baseball writer cred.