The Cincinnati Reds hit the road for the beginning of a road trip that will see them take on the Milwaukee Brewers in the first leg of the trip.
|Jonathan India – 2B||Luís Urias – 3B|
|Jesse Winker – LF||Daniel Vogelbach – 1B|
|Nick Castellanos – RF||Christian Yelich – LF|
|Tyler Stephenson – C||Avisaíl García – RF|
|Joey Votto – 1B||Omar Nárvaez – C|
|Eugenio Suárez – 3B||Willy Adames – SS|
|Aristides Aquino – CF||Jace Peterson – 2B|
|Kyle Farmer – SS||Jackie Bradley Jr. – CF|
|Vladimir Gutierrez – SP||Eric Lauer – SP|
Making his 4th start in the big leagues, Vladimir Gutierrez will be making his 3rd road start and his 2nd straight start against the Brewers. Last week he allowed two runs against Milwaukee in 7.0 innings while striking out a career high seven batters.
Small sample size alert lights flashing here, but through his three starts he has allowed just two hits against left-handed hitters in 35 plate appearances. He has, however, walked seven of them to go along with seven strikeouts. Right-handed hitters are hitting .281/.314/.406 against him with one walk and six strikeouts in 36 plate appearances against him.
Pitch usage from 2021
Splitting his time between the rotation and bullpen, Lauer has made four starts and three relief appearances this season and thrown 28.0 innings this year with nine walks and 33 strikeouts. His ERA is sitting at 4.82 thanks to allowing 30 hits – eight of which have been home runs.
The lefty has has been dominant against left-handed hitters, holding them to a .167/.242/.267 line in 33 plate appearances this season with just one extra-base hit. Right-handed hitters, though, have had an MVP-ish kind of line against him in 89 plate appearances this year, hitting .313/.356/.613 against him. He’s also struggled more at home than on the road, posting a 6.19 ERA at home and hitters have a 120-point advantage in Milwaukee against him.
Pitch usage from 2021
When and Where
- Game time: 8:10pm ET
- Where: American Family Feild, Milwaukee
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: The Brewers have a dome
News and Notes
Mike Moustakas to begin a rehab assignment tomorrow
The Reds are sending Mike Moustakas to Triple-A tomorrow to begin a rehab assignment with the Bats. They’ll be on the road in Omaha. If things go as hoped, Moustakas likely won’t be there for long and could join the team in San Diego.
Nick Castellanos and Jesse Winker among top All Star vote getters
Major League Baseball released the first update for All-Star voting today and Reds outfielders Nick Castellanos and Jesse Winker rank 2nd and 3rd among outfielders in the league. They are the only Reds among the top 5 at their position.
NL Central Standings
Playoff odds via Fangraphs