The Cincinnati Reds (15-19) will host the National League Central 2nd place St. Louis Cardinals (12-13) tonight, looking to make up ground and move up in the standings.
St. Louis Cardinals
|Kolton Wong – 2B||Joey Votto – 1B|
|Tommy Edman – LF||Nick Castellanos – RF|
|Paul Goldschmidt – 1B||Jesse Winker – DH|
|Brad Miller – DH||Eugenio Suárez – 3B|
|Paul DeJong – SS||Mike Moustakas – 2B|
|Yadier Molina – C||Aristides Aquino – LF|
|Matt Carpenter – 3B||Shogo Akiyama – CF|
|Dexter Fowler – RF||Freddy Galvis – SS|
|Dylan Carlson – CF||Tucker Barnhart – C|
|Dakota Hudson – SP||Anthony DeSclafani – SP|
The Punisher is back and he’s starting in left field tonight. The rest of the lineup looks much like it has for the last two weeks, with Tucker Barnhart getting the nod behind the plate with Anthony DeSclafani on the mound.
|Links: Anthony DeSclafani’s Stats | Dakota Hudson’s Stats
It’s been 10 days since Anthony DeSclafani took the mound. That start was also against St. Louis when he allowed two earned in 4.1 innings with four walks and two strikeouts.
Pitch Usage in 2020
The Reds will be looking to do better against Hudson than the last time they faced him, 10 days ago, when the righty allowed just one hit in 4.2 shutout innings of a 4-2 loss.
Pitch Usage in 2020
When and Where
- Game time: 6:40pm ET
- Where: Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati.
- Watch: Fox Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 79°, partly cloudy, 5% chance of rain
NL Central Standings
News and Notes
The San Diego Padres continued to acquire everyone, so we hope that you enjoy your new home in Southern California and be sure to get earthquake insurance.
Updated Playoff Odds
Splitting the series this weekend with the Chicago Cubs, the Cincinnati Reds playoff odds are now at 47.6% according to Fangraphs, who projects them to finish 29-31 on the season at this point. Baseball Reference projects the playoff odds for the Reds at 29.5%.