The first place Cincinnati Reds will host the Pittsburgh Pirates for game two of their three game series this week. After coming from behind to win on Monday, the Reds turn to Wade Miley to shut down the Pittsburgh offense and try to remain on top of the National League Central.
|Adam Frazier – 2B||Tyler Naquin – LF|
|Kevin Newman – SS||Nick Castellanos – RF|
|Bryan Reynolds – LF||Joey Votto – 1B|
|Colin Moran – 1B||Eugenio Suárez – SS|
|Evan Phillips – RF||Mike Moustakas – 3B|
|Jacob Stallings – C||Nick Senzel – CF|
|Erik González – 3B||Jonathan India – 2B|
|Anthony Alford – CF||Tucker Barnhart – C|
|Trevor Cahill – SP||Wade Miley – SP|
Stats are from 2020.
|Links: Wade Miley’s Stats | Trevor Cahill’s Stats
The 2020 season for Wade Miley was all of 14.1 innings, and some of those innings happened while he was injured. It doesn’t make much sense to put anything into the stats that he put up during the year because of that.
Here’s what his pitch breakdown looked like in the 2019 season when he was last healthy.
Much like Wade Miley, there wasn’t a lot of innings to look at in 2020 from Trevor Cahill. He threw just 25.0 innings on the season. He started in his first six appearances last season, but then made five relief appearances to end the season. Only once did he pitch into the 5th inning, and only two other times did he reach the 4th as a starter and he only finished the 4th in one of those starts.
Pitch Usage in 2020
When and Where
- Game time: 6:40pm ET
- Where: Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati.
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio (formerly Fox Sports Ohio), MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 76°, sunny, 1% chance of rain
News and Notes
Still no Jesse Winker in the lineup
Yesterday prior to the game we heard Reds manager David Bell speak about Jesse Winker and how he had been dealing with flu-like symptoms that were not COVID related and that he hoped he’d be back soon. He’s not in the starting lineup today, but he is back with the team after recovering from what was called a “stomach bug”.
Sonny Gray felt good about his rehab start
Last night while the Reds were beating the Pirates in Cincinnati, Sonny Gray was in Louisville making a start at the alternate site against the Kansas City Royals alternate site team. He threw 60 pitches and 4.2 innings with six strikeouts, giving up a home run and two earned runs on the night. If you missed our full article on it this morning, you can read what the Reds ace (or at least one of them) had to say about the outing.
MLB announces that the Colorado Rockies will host the HR Debry
Ok, sure, the Rockies also get to host the All-Star game this year, but let’s be honest here: We all want to see the home run derby in that elevated ballpark more than we want to see it anywhere else. And if they put the home run derby baseballs into the humidor there should be a storming of the field by all of the fans in attendance. Sorry guys, those are the rules.
The Jim Day Podcast with Tyler Stephenson
The guest on this weeks episode of The Jim Day Podcast is rookie catcher Tyler Stephenson. The two talk about his first at-bat home run, his walk-off home run later in the season, his relationship with other catchers on the team and more. You can listen to it here, or find it on your podcast app of choice.
Rule 5 pick Mac Sceroler debuts with the Orioles
While the Cincinnati Reds sent Kyle Holder back to the New York Yankees because he didn’t make the team out of spring training, Baltimore kept their Rule 5 draft pick that they swiped from the Reds farm system. On Monday night Mac Sceroler threw 2.2 hitless innings with two walks and four strikeouts against the Yankees for Baltimore in his Major League debut.
NL Central Standings
Playoff odds via Fangraphs