The Cincinnati Reds open up a home stand tonight by welcoming the Atlanta Braves to Great American Ball Park. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10pm ET.
|Dansby Swanson – SS||Jonathan India – 2B|
|Freddie Freeman – 1B||Jesse Winker – LF|
|Ozzie Albies – 2B||Nick Castellanos – RF|
|Abraham Almonte – LF||Joey Votto – 1B|
|Austin Riley – 3B||Tyler Naquin – CF|
|Ehire Adrianza – RF||Eugenio Suarez – 3B|
|Kevan Smith – C||Tucker Barnhart – C|
|Ender Inciarte – CF||Kyle Farmer – SS|
|Jesse Chavez – SP||Tony Santillan – SP|
Tony Santillan has made two starts for the Cincinnati Reds this season. He’s allowed four earned runs in 7.2 innings with five walks and eight strikeouts.
Pitch usage from 2021
The Braves are using an opener today in a “bullpen day”. Jesse Chavez is being called up from Triple-A to make his first big league appearance of the year. The 37-year-old has posted a 2.25 ERA in Triple-A. He’s been pitching out of the bullpen, throwing 20.0 innings in 13 appearances. In 2020 he pitched in 18 games with the Texas Rangers and had a 6.88 ERA.
When and Where
- Game time: 7:10pm ET
- Where: Great American Ball Park
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 83°, cloudy, 0% chance of rain
News and Notes
Lucas Sims placed on the injured list
Earlier today the Cincinnati Reds placed Lucas Sims on the injured list with a sprained right elbow. There’s not an exact timeline yet, but David Bell said 3-4 weeks is what he’s thinking about it.
Sonny Gray scratched from his rehab start in Louisville
The rehab start for Sonny Gray in Triple-A Louisville has been pushed back from tonight to Saturday. Gray reportedly woke up with a stiff back on Wednesday and the plan is to go on Saturday assuming things turn out as expected.
NL Central Standings
Playoff odds via Fangraphs