Reds News: Brent Suter starts vs Dodgers, Cincy signs former Marlins LHP, Alex Young

The Reds are looking for a sweep on Sunday at GABP.
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Brent Suter
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Brent Suter / Dylan Buell/GettyImages

The Cincinnati Reds finally won their first series since the team's sweep of the Los Angeles Angels over a month ago. The Redlegs will get a chance to sweep the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday after securing a 3-1 victory over the NL West-leaders on Saturday night.

Hunter Greene was brilliant during the Reds win, and both Spencer Steer and Will Benson helped to power Cincinnati to their second consecutive victory. Elly De La Cruz added an RBI single as well, and closer Alexis Díaz shutdown the Dodgers in the ninth inning for his ninth save of the season.

The start time for Sunday's series finale against the Dodgers has been moved up due to impending severe weather. The Reds and Dodgers will begin the game at 12:10 p.m. ET as opposed to the originally scheduled 1:40 p.m. ET start time.

Reds News: Brent Suter gets the start vs LA Dodgers

As was the case a little over a week ago, Reds reliever Brent Suter will get the start as the opener for Cincinnati's series finale against the Dodgers. Suter did the same when Cincy made a visit to Chavez Ravine back on May 16th when he worked 0.2 innings in the Reds' 7-2 win over LA.

Reds fans should expect to see Nick Martinez get the bulk of innings on Sunday. Nick Lodolo is slated to return from the IL on Monday, so the Cincinnati faithful will likely see several innings from Martinez and Carson Spiers on Sunday afternoon at Great American Ball Park as Cincinnati looks to secure their third straight win.

Reds News: Former Marlins LHP Brandon Leibrandt signs MiLB deal, assigned to Triple-A Louisville Bats

A surprise name showed up on the Louisville Bats' box score on Saturday night. Brandon Leibrandt, who last pitched in the major leagues for the Miami Marlins back in 2020, took the ball for Bats' manager Pat Kelly on Saturday at Louisville Slugger Field. Leibrandt signed a minor league contract with the Reds last Friday.

A former sixth-round pick of the Philadelphia Phillies, Leibrandt had been pitching for the High Point Rockers of the Atlantic League before making his 2024 minor-league debut with Louisville on Saturday night. Leibrandt went 4.2 innings and allowed two runs on three hits while striking out three batters.

Reds News: Alex Young keeps putting up zeroes on rehab assignment

One of the forgotten relievers on the Reds 40-man roster is Alex Young. The left-hander was placed on the 60-day IL earlier this season and has been on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville since May 2nd.

Young has been close to flawless in his 11 outings for the Bats this season. Young has allowed just four hits and one unearned run in 11 innings pitched this season. The southpaw owns a 0.00 ERA with nine strikeouts and six walks. Young has minor-league options remaining, so Cincinnati may choose to leave Young down in Louisville once his rehab assignment is up.

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