Back at home for a short homestand, the Cincinnati Reds will host the Philadelphia Phillies at 2:10pm ET as they look to build on their win over the Cubs on Sunday. The Reds are getting Wade Miley back from the injured list after he missed a start with a heel injury.
|Odúbel Herrera – CF||Eugenio Suárez – 3B|
|Jean Segura – 2B||Tyler Naquin – CF|
|Rhys Hoskins – 1B||Nick Castellanos – RF|
|J.T. Realmuto – C||Tyler Stephenson – 1B|
|Brad Miller – RF||Max Schrock – 2B|
|Andrew McCutchen – LF||Tucker Barnhart – C|
|Alec Bohm – 3B||Kyle Farmer – SS|
|Ronald Torreyes – SS||Shogo Akiyama – LF|
|Vince Velasquez – SP||Wade Miley – SP|
It’s been a good season for Wade Miley so far as he’s posted a 3.50 ERA in 43.2 innings this season. Nearly half of his earned runs came in his start on May 14th against Colorado as he allowed eight runs in 3.0 innings. He’s returning from the injured list, having only missed one start along the way.
Teams have really tried stacking the lineup against Miley this year. He’s had 149 plate appearances with right-handed hitters but just 31 against left-handed hitters. He’s been successful against both, but righties are hitting better at a .216/.264/.353 clip against him. Lefties are hitting just .207/.258/.207 against him.
Pitch usage from 2021
Splitting time between the bullpen and rotation this year the results have been good for Vince Velasquez so far this year. He’s posted a 2.95 ERA in 36.2 innings with 45 walks. But he’s also given up seven home runs and walked 22 batters. He’s walked a tightrope this season so far, but he hasn’t fallen off of it yet.
Righties and lefties are hitting about the same when it comes to OPS against Velasquez, but how they arrive there is a bit different. Right-handed hitters have posted a .179/.289/.417 line against him this season. Not much average, not much getting on base, but they’ve crushed six home runs. Left-handed hitters are hitting .213/.339/.340. They get on base, but don’t hit for much average or for much power against him. He’s also pitched better on the road than he has at home, posting a 2.45 ERA away from Philadelphia this season.
Pitch usage from 2021
When and Where
- Game time: 2:10pm ET
- Where: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 71°, sunny, 0% chance of rain
News and Notes
Cionel Pérez optioned to Triple-A
The Reds needed to create a spot on the 26-man roster today so that Wade Miley could be activated and start. That spot came at the expense of Cionel Pérez who was optioned back to Triple-A Louisville.
Nick Lodolo exits his Double-A start early
Cincinnati Reds #2 overall prospect Nick Lodolo exited his start in the 5th inning yesterday mid at-bat when he developed a blister on his pitching hand.. After a tough first inning where he allowed two runs he had mostly settled in, striking out six batters in 4.0 innings and allowing just three hits.
The Reds reach 85% vaccination, relaxed protocols
Cincinnati is now among the 17 teams in Major League Baseball to have 85% of their tier 1 group vaccinated. That allows them to have some relaxed protocols. The most noticable one to those not with the team is that the players and coaches will no longer need to wear masks in the dugout or bullpen during games. Charlie Goldsmith of the Cincinnati Enquirer has more details about what it means for all of the tier 1 players, coaches, and staff members if you are interested in reading about it.
NL Central Standings
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