Rookie headlines as Reds again oppose Dodgers

A day after the most anticipated major league debut of the season, the Cincinnati Reds Some normalcy will return when they host on Wednesday los angeles dodgers in the second game of the three-match series

Above reds Prospect Eli De La Cruz received cheers and a standing ovation in batting practice when he came to the plate for his first at-bat on Tuesday. The 21-year-old infielder went 1-3 with two walks in Cincinnati’s dramatic 9-8 win over Los Angeles.

“I’m really looking forward to playing for City,” de la Cruz said through team translator Jorge Merlos. “I knew this day was coming and that didn’t mean I was going to be worried about it or anything like that. I was just enjoying the moment when I was in Louisville.

“I’m really excited to be here and now I’m ready to help this team.”

De La Cruz started at third base for the injured Nick Senzel and cleaned up. He earned a promotion to the majors at Triple-A Louisville by batting .298 with 12 home runs, 36 RBI and 11 steals in 38 games.

“Sure, those numbers are great and being the number one prospect and things of that nature, but you can’t stop there because you’re just the number one prospect,” de la Cruz said.

reds Manager David Bell said, “We know the kind of player Alli is. He’s swinging the bat well, and we think he’s fit. Obviously, there’s a rest in Alli’s ability. We believe that he is ready.

reds Rookie left-hander Brandon Williamson (0-0, 4.29 ERA) will start on Wednesday. Williamson, in his fourth major league start, held the Milwaukee Brewers to three runs, two earned runs, on five hits in 6 2/3 innings on Friday.

Los Angeles will counter with right-hander Noah Syndergaard (1-4, 6.54 ERA). his first season with dodgers Has been a tough one to date as he has won just once in 11 starts

in his career against reds, Syndergaard is 7–0 with a 2.22 ERA, 55 strikeouts and eight walks in 56 2/3 innings. He went 2-0 with a 2.57 ERA in two starts versus Cincinnati last year while pitching for the Philadelphia Phillies.

dodgersThe Yankees, who have lost three in a row, are expected to showcase one of their probabilities on Wednesday, with Johnny DeLuca due to debut in the outfield. The rookie, called up Sunday from Triple-A Oklahoma City, replaced Trayce Thompson, who was placed on the 10-day injured list because of a left oblique strain.

“It happens so quickly,” DeLuca said. “Everyone here says it happens very quickly, but you don’t really believe it until it’s actually in the field. And sometimes things like that happen.

The 24-year-old DeLuca earned his promotion to Double-A Tulsa and Oklahoma City by hitting 14 homers in 49 games. He batted .315 with four homers in 17 games after being promoted to Triple-A.

– Field Level Media