The Cincinnati Reds (51-58) will attempt to earn a series split against the Atlanta Braves (66-46) at SunTrust Park, Sunday afternoon. First pitch is slated for 1:20 p.m. ET.

The Skinny

The winner of this game will win the season series between these two sides (tied at three). The Reds lead the all-time series with the Braves 1163-1081. A win tonight would bring the Reds within six games of .500. This is the final game of this short, four-game road trip as the Reds come back home next week for two games against the Angles and three against the Cubs.

The Pitching

CIN Sonny Gray: 21 GS | W-L: 6-6 | 3.45 ERA | 1.134 WHIP | 10.2 K/9 | 3.1 BB/9 | 1.0 HR/9

ATL Julio Teheran: 23 GS | W-L: 6-7 | 3.38 ERA | 1.280 WHIP | 8.2 K/9 | 4.0 BB/9 | 1.0 HR/9

The Lineups

Cincinnati Reds

  1. RF Jesse Winker
  2. 1B Joey Votto
  3. 3B Eugenio Suarez
  4. LF Josh VanMeter
  5. CF Nick Senzel
  6. 2B Derek Dietrich
  7. SS Jose Iglesias
  8. C Tucker Barnhart
  9. P Sonny Gray

Atlanta Braves

  1. RF Ronald Acuna Jr.
  2. 2B Ozzie Albies
  3. 3B Josh Donaldson
  4. LF Adam Duvall
  5. 1B Austin Riley
  6. CF Ender Inciarte
  7. SS Johan Camargo
  8. C Tyler Flowers
  9. P Julio Teheran

The Rundown

Sonny Gray is coming off of his most productive month of the season. In five July starts, he pitched 32.1 innings allowing a total of eight earned runs on 29 total baserunners (21 hits, seven walks, one HBP). For every walk he allowed, in the month of July, he fanned 5.57 batters. He will be looking for revenge from his earlier encounter with Atlanta, this year. On April 23, Gray allowed four runs on six hits in 5.1 innings. He did keep control, in the game, with no walks and nine strikeouts.

The only Redleg with a homer off Teheran in their career is Derek Dietrich, and he has two. The current Reds with a history against Teheran have compiled a .307 batting average and .903 OPS. Despite not having more than Dietrich’s homers, a third of the Reds hits against Teheran are doubles (nine). Teheran has 23 strikeouts against these Reds, in their careers, compared to 17 walks.

Dietrich could really use a game against a guy he’s had prior success with. During the months of June and July, he is 14-for-97 with two dingers, seven RBI, and 36 K’s.

Aside from a stretch run of the last two games before, and the first game after the All Star Break, Nick Senzel has no other occurrence of consecutive hitless games. Expect the rookie to come back with a hit, or two, in the finale at SunTrust.

Since it opened, at the beginning of the 2017 season, the Reds are 5-4 at SunTrust Park. They’ve scored 42 runs in the Braves shiny new home.