The Cincinnati Reds will look to keep up their winning ways tonight as they begin a 4-game series against the San Diego Padres at 8:40pm ET.
San Diego Padres
|Jonathan India – 2B||Tommy Pham – LF|
|Jesse Winker – LF||Fernando Tatis Jr. – SS|
|Nick Castellanos – RF||Trent Grisham – CF|
|Tyler Naquin – CF||Manny Machado – 3B|
|Joey Votto – 1B||Wil Myers – RF|
|Eugenio Suarez – 3B||Eric Hosmer – 1B|
|Tucker Barnhart – C||Jake Cronenworth – 2B|
|Kyle Farmer – SS||Victor Caratini – C|
|Wade Miley – SP||Joe Musgrove – SP|
Through 11 starts it’s been the Wade Miley show for Cincinnati. He’s had one poor start, in Colorado, but otherwise has been fantastic. His ERA on the year sits at 2.92 through 61.2 innings while allowing just three home runs, 17 walks, and he’s struck out 51 batters.
Teams don’t run many lefties about against Miley – they’ve only had 39 plate appearances against him this season. They are hitting just .189/.231/.189 against him in those opportunities. Righties have been far more successful, but they aren’t exactly finding much success with a .226/.280/.342 line on the season against the left-handed starter.
Pitch usage from 2021
One of the better pitchers in the National League this season, Joe Musgrove has a 2.50 ERA through 13 games. In his 72.0 innings he’s allowed just 46 hits, walked 14 batters, and he’s struck out 96 of them.
Musgrove throws everything, including the kitchen sink. His six pitches are mixed and matched well and he doesn’t lean on any of them enough to give a hitter an idea that they could sit on any of them. Lefties have had more success against him this season – almost exclusively because they’ve had some power output against him – as they’ve posted a .186/.253/.386 line with seven home runs. Righties are hitting just .165/.224/.252 against him this season with just two home runs.
Pitch usage from 2021
When and Where
- Game time: 8:40pm ET
- Where: Petco Park, San Diego
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 71°, Sunny, and perfect. Come on, it’s San Diego.
News and Notes
Mike Moustakas is back in a walking boot
Mike Moustakas was taken off his rehab assignment. He's back in a boot and he'll be reevaluated in a week.
— C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) June 17, 2021
NL Central Standings
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