The Cincinnati Reds will close out their 3-game series in Milwaukee this afternoon as they go for the sweep against the Brewers this afternoon. The first pitch is scheduled for 2:10pm ET.
|Jonathan India – 2B||Luis Urías – 3B|
|Jesse Winker – LF||Daniel Vogelbach – 1B|
|Nick Castellanos – RF||Christian Yelich – LF|
|Tyler Naquin – CF||Avisaíl García – CF|
|Joey Votto – 1B||Manny Piña – C|
|Tucker Barnhart – C||Jace Peterson – RF|
|Kyle Farmer – SS||Tim Lopes – 2B|
|Mike Freeman – 3B||Daniel Robertson – SS|
|Tyler Mahle – SP||Freddy Peralta – SP|
After getting beaten up against San Francisco in a 19-4 loss on May 20th, Tyler Mahle has allowed just six runs in his last four starts (2.31 ERA) while allowing just 18 baserunners in 23.1 innings.
Teams still haven’t quite figured out that left-handed hitters aren’t having much success at all against Tyler Mahle. In 138 plate appearances this season lefty have hit just .182/.283/.289 against Mahle. Right-handed hitters are hitting .248/.281/.436 against him in 141 plate appearances. Mahle has also been a much better pitcher on the road, holding hitters to a .181/.253/.284 line and he’s got a 1.65 ERA on the road (6.93 at home – yikes).
Pitch usage from 2021
One of the best pitchers in baseball this season, Freddy Peralta is currently sporting a 2.25 ERA through 68.0 innings in 12 starts and one relief appearance. He’s allowed just 31 hits – though seven of them have been home runs – to go along with 29 walks and 98 strikeouts.
The Reds have faced Peralta twice this season and twice in the last month. On May 23rd they scored two runs in 4.2 innings against him in Cincinnati. Last week they scored a run against him in 4.0 innings in Cincinnati. Lefties and righties are both having no luck against him. Righties have hit .136/.227/.246 against him, while lefties have hit just .132/.250/.298 against him. His splits at home are terrifyingly good. Batters have a .092/.196/.191 line against him and he’s posted a 1.37 ERA in 39.1 innings in Milwaukee this season.
Pitch usage from 2021
When and Where
- Game time: 2:10pm ET
- Where: American Family Field, Milwaukee
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: The Brewers play in a dome
News and Notes
Mike Moustakas pulled from his rehab assignment
Last night Mike Moustakas went 1-3 for the Triple-A Louisville Bats in his first rehab game. But today he’s back in Cincinnati to have his foot examined after experiencing some soreness.
Jeff Hoffman to make a rehab appearance next week
David Bell said Jeff Hoffman will throw in a rehab game at Louisville next week. #Reds
— Bobby Nightengale (@nightengalejr) June 16, 2021
NL Central Standings
Playoff odds via Fangraphs