The Cincinnati Reds are looking to end their 5-game losing streak and get the bad taste out of their mouths after an extra-innings loss last night to the Minnesota Twins. First pitch is set for this afternoon at 1:10pm.
|Jonathan India – 2B||Jorge Polanco – 2B|
|Jesse Winker – DH||Max Kepler – RF|
|Nick Castellanos – RF||Nelson Cruz – DH|
|Tyler Stephenson – 1B||Trevor Larnach – LF|
|Tyler Naquin – LF||Ryan Jeffers – C|
|Eugenio Suárez – 3B||Miguel Sanó – 3B|
|Shogo Akiyama – CF||Alex Kirilloff – 1B|
|Kyle Farmer – SS||Andrelton Simmons – SS|
|Tucker Barnhart – C||Gilberto Celestino – CF|
|Wade Miley – SP||Bailey Ober – SP|
Through 12 starts this season Wade Miley has been the Reds best starter. He’s posted a 2.88 ERA and thrown 68.2 innings pitched with 19 walks and 56 strikeouts.
Miley, as a lefty, has very big splits. Teams don’t get left-handed hitters many chances against him, but in 48 plate appearances against Miley this season left-handed hitters have hit just .156/.208/.156. Right-handed hitters have had a lot more success, but that’s just because of how they’ve hit compared to lefties. Righties have a .227/.280/.361 against him this season.
Pitch usage from 2021
The rookie has made just four starts this season and they represent his entire big league career. He’s off to a solid start, posting a 3.71 ERA in his 17.0 innings where he’s walked just two batters and struck out 21 of the 69 hitters that he’s faced.
Bailey Ober has only pitched into the 5th inning once and he got through it with just 73 pitches. His pitch count has been incredible limited, throwing 82 pitches, 51 pitches, 73 pitches, and 63 pitches in his four starts.
We’re dealing with a very small sample size, but Ober has huge splits. Lefties have hit .387/.441/.677 against him on the season in 34 plate appearances. Righties have hit just .176/.171/.324. He’s also had big home/road splits, but again – small sample size alert – his road ERA is 1.13 and his home ERA is 6.00.
Pitch usage from 2021
When and Where
- Game time: 1:10pm ET
- Where: Target Field, Minneapolis
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 71°, sunny, 0% chance of rain
News and Notes
Tejay Antone is back
The Reds activated reliever Tejay Antone this morning before the game and optioned Scott Heineman to Triple-A. They also announced that Jeff Hoffman would go on a rehab assignment to Louisville.
Sonny Gray to make a rehab start on Thursday
Sonny Gray will make a rehab start for AAA Louisville on Thursday
— C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) June 22, 2021
Jeff Hoffman to make a rehab start tonight
Just Announced: Reds SP, Jeff Hoffman, will begin a rehab assignment in Louisville. He is scheduled to start tonight! pic.twitter.com/2udTKOhFWm
— Louisville Bats (@LouisvilleBats) June 22, 2021
NL Central Standings
Playoff odds via Fangraphs