Description: Reds outfielder Ryan Ludwick is a career .333 (12-for-36) hitter with three home runs and 11 RBI against Brewers starter Yavani Gallardo.
Insight: Ludwick has also posted a .442 on-base percentage and .639 slugging percentage in his career against the Milwaukee right-hander. The Reds have a chance to score a lot of runs on Thursday as five hitters in the lineup will have a lifetime .300 or greater batting average against Gallardo.
9/15/2014 4:37:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati outfielder Ryan Ludwick is not in the starting lineup Monday night versus the Cubs.
Insight: Ludwick's playing time has been sporadic of late, but he has hit well over the past 14 days (7-for-20, with 1 HR and 3 RBI). His inconsisent playing time, makes for a tough start for fantasy owners moving forward. Jason Bourgeois gets the nod in left field tonight.
7/6/2014 10:38:00 AM
Description: Cincinnati outfielder Ryan Ludwick is in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against Yovani Gallardo and the Brewers.
Insight: Ludwick hasn't played much of late, but has a favorable matchup against Gallardo. He's a career .375 hitter (12-for-32) with three home runs in their matchups.
6/20/2014 2:06:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati left fielder Ryan Ludwick didn't play Thursday and isn't in Friday's starting lineup against Toronto.
Insight: Ludwick has been dealing with "back tightness." He was 5-for-8 in the recent two game series with Milwaukee and had gone 2-for-4 before the injury against Pittsburgh. He picked a bad time to come up lame, just as his bat was heating up.
6/15/2014 5:40:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati left fielder Ryan Ludwick exploded for four hits Sunday in a win against Milwaukee.
Insight: Ludwick's batting average has gone up 23 points in his last three games. Prior to Sunday, the 35-year-old had been just 1-for-12 in his career against today's starting pitcher, Marco Estrada.
6/14/2014 12:24:00 PM
Description: Reds left fielder Ryan Ludwick is 11-for-29 with three homers and a 1.210 OPS versus Milwaukee starter Yovani Gallardo.
Insight: Ludwick hasn't done much this season and is no longer a full-time starter, but he should certainly get a chance with this favorable matchup. he's batting .253 with five homers and 20 RBI in 162 at-bats this season.
6/9/2014 3:06:00 PM
Description: Reds left fielder Ryan Ludwick is 5-for-9 with two homers and a 1.778 OPS versus Dodgers right-hander Dan Haren.
Insight: Ludwick hasn't done much this season and is in a shared situation with Chris Heisey and Skip Schumaker, but gets the start in this favorable matchup.
6/5/2014 9:35:00 AM
Description: Reds left fielder Ryan Ludwick is just 1-for-16 (.063) against Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner.
Insight: Ludwick hasn't done much this season and finds himself in a shared situation with Chris Heisey and Skip Schumaker, so he likely won't be in the lineup.
6/3/2014 10:10:00 AM
Description: Reds left fielder Ryan Ludwick is just 3-for-23 (.130) and strikes out almost half the time (11) against Giants starter Tim Lincecum.
Insight: Ludwick hasn't done much this season and finds himself in a shared situation with Chris Heisey and Skip Schumaker, so may not even be in the lineup for this unfavorable matchup.
5/4/2014 1:53:00 PM
Description: Fantasy owners may want to stay away from Reds left fielder Ryan Ludwick on Sunday.
Insight: Ludwick is just a .143 career hitter against Brewers right-hander Kyle Lohse. He's had a good series (3-for-7, three RBI) so fantasy owners shouldn't get too down on Ludwick if he struggles a bit on Sunday.
5/2/2014 4:58:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati left fielder Ryan Ludwick won't start Friday against the Brewers. SOURCE: Reds on Twitter
Insight: It's a routine off day for Ludwick, who is hitting .259 this season with two homers and 12 RBI. Chris Heisey (.277, 1 HR, 6 RBI) is filling in at left field. Neither player is helpful in fantasy.
4/19/2014 3:25:00 PM
Description: Reds outfielder Ryan Ludwick took a foul tip off his big toes and is expected to miss a couple of games, according to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Insight: X-rays came back negative. Ludwick is averaging .289 with a pair of homers and six RBI while striking out 13 times. He needs a good season to protect Joey Votto in the Reds lineup.
9/15/2013 10:59:00 AM
Description: Reds outfielder Ryan Ludwick has hit three homers and gone 9-for-24 (.375) with nine RBI and five walks against Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo.
Insight: Ludwick hasn't done anything of note since returning from a shoulder injury that cost him more than four months this season. He's hitting .264 with two homers in 97 plate appearances. Maybe a matchup with Gallardo can help him get on the right track.
9/7/2013 10:59:00 AM
Description: Reds outfielder Ryan Ludwick is just 1-for-14 (.071) versus Dodgers starter Zack Greinke.
Insight: Ludwick, who suffered a shoulder injury on Opening Day and missed more than four months, is hitless over his last two games and getting a day off due to this unfavorable matchup should be expected.
8/25/2013 10:38:00 AM
Description: Reds outfielder Ryan Ludwick hit his first home run of the season Saturday night against Milwaukee.
Insight: Ludwick, who suffered a shoulder injury on Opening Day and missed more than four months, has gone 4-for-7 over his last two games after starting off 4-for-24 (.167) after returning from the disabled list. The veteran had 26 home runs in just 422 at-bats last season.
8/23/2013 12:03:00 PM
Description: Reds outfielder Ryan Ludwick is 8-for-22 (.364) with three homers and a 1.280 OPS versus Milwaukee right-hander Yovani Gallardo.
Insight: Ludwick, who suffered a shoulder injury on Opening Day and missed more than four months, is batting just .167 in the nine games since his return and may not be able to take advantage of this favorable matchup.
8/15/2013 10:42:00 AM
Description: Reds outfielder Ryan Ludwick is 0-for-7 with three K in four games since returning from the DL and he is 3-for-21 (.143) with seven K against Brewers starter Kyle Lohse in their previous meetings.
Insight: Ludwick, who suffered a shoulder injury on Opening Day and missed more than four months, isn't likely to find his stroke Thursday versus Lohse.
8/12/2013 4:20:00 PM
Description: Reds outfielder Ryan Ludwick, activated from the 60-day disabled list on Sunday, will make his first appearance since opening day.
Insight: Ludwick, who dislocated his shoulder, has zero official at-bats having walked twice before the injury in game No. 1 of the season. He hit 26 HR and knocked in 80 runs last season. He'll bat sixth and play left field.
8/11/2013 8:10:00 PM
Description: After Sunday's win over the Padres, the Reds activated left fielder Ryan Ludwick from the 60-day disabled list.
Insight: Ludwick dislocated his shoulder on Opening Day and hasn't played since. Now that he's back, Chris Heisey will head back to the bench.
7/21/2013 5:12:00 PM
Description: According to Mark Sheldon of MLB.com, Reds left fielder Ryan Ludwick (shoulder) will play rehab games starting Wednesday.
Insight: Ludwick has been on the disabled list since tearing his right shoulder on Opening Day. "I feel good," Ludwick said. "I’ve had some sore days but nothing that hasn’t gotten better within a day or two. I’d say I’m getting more sore if areas other than my shoulder -- my back and my legs and wrist. It’s going to a progress. It’s obviously going to be a longer rehab assignment. We’ll see how he plays out."
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