The Cincinnati Reds and Milwaukee Brewers get back at it again this afternoon to wrap up their 3-game series at Great American Ball Park with the winner taking the series victory. First pitch is set for 12:35pm ET for the finale.
|Luis Urías – 3B||Jonathan India – 2B|
|Daniel Vogelbach – 1B||Jesse Winker – LF|
|Christian Yelich – LF||Nick Castellanos – RF|
|Avisaíl García – RF||Tyler Naquin – CF|
|Willy Adames – SS||Joey Votto – 1B|
|Jace Peterson – 2B||Eugenio Suárez -3B|
|Manny Piña – C||Tucker Barnhart – C|
|Jackie Bradley Jr. – CF||Kyle Farmer – SS|
|Freddy Peralta – SP||Luis Castillo – SP|
The roller coaster ride that has been Luis Castillo’s season continued the last time out, but that time was on the good side of the up-and-down as he allowed just one run in 6.0 innings against the Cardinals. That lowered his ERA on the season to 6.63 in his 58.1 innings pitched this year.
So far this season both righties and lefties have hit Castillo well. Right-handed hitters have a .297/.366/.486 line against him. Left-handed hitters are quite similar, posting a .310/.379/.481 line against him over his 12 starts. He has pitched better at home than on the road this season, but that’s not saying much as his ERA is still 6.07 at Great American Ball Park this year.
Pitch usage from 2021
Being back in the rotation has worked out very well for Freddy Peralta. After spending most of the last two seasons in the Brewers bullpen, he’s made 11 starts and one relief appearance in 2021 and posted a 2.25 ERA over 64.0 innings. Peralta has walked 27 batters and struck out 92 of the 249 hitters he’s faced.
In the last month he’s allowed 11 hits and just four runs in 32.0 innings (1.13 ERA). On the season no one is hitting him at all. Right-handed hitters have a .135/.226/.243 line against him. Lefties are doing a tiny bit better, hitting .131/.250/.280 against him. If there’s any silver lining it’s that his ERA is 3.65 on the road and batters have a .195/.300/.368 line against him when he’s not pitching in Milwaukee this year.
Pitch usage from 2021
When and Where
- Game time: 12:35pm ET
- Where: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 79°, Cloudy, 15% chance of rain
News and Notes
Aristides Aquino could return on Sunday
The Punisher is currently rehabbing with Triple-A Louisville. Last night in Toledo he went hitless with a walk and a strikeout. It was his first strikeout of his rehab stint. It was his 7th walk in his five games. He’s now hitting .333/.545/.667 with the Bats. This morning manager David Bell said the team is considering activating him on Sunday, which is the first day he’d be eligible to come off of the 60-day injured list.
Reds manager David Bell said there's a "strong possibility" Aristides Aquino will be added to the roster when he's eligible to come off the 60-day IL on Sunday. Aquino is hitting .333/.545/.667 with a homer in 5 games and 22 PA at Louisville. Also 7 walks and 1 SO.
— C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) June 10, 2021
On This Day…..
Today makes the anniversary of Joe Nuxhall making his Major League debut. Back in 1944 the, well I guess he was The Young Left-Hander at the time took the mound at 15-years-old. He wouldn’t pitch again in the Major Leagues until 1952 before spending almost the rest of his life with the Reds organization as both a player and a broadcaster.
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