The Cincinnati Reds and the San Diego Padres will wrap up their 3-game series in Cincinnati tonight. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10pm.
San Diego Padres
|Trent Grisham – CF||Jonathan India – 2B|
|Fernando Tatis Jr. – SS||Jesse Winker – LF|
|Jake Cronenworth – 2B||Nick Castellanos – RF|
|Manny Machado – 3B||Tyler Stephenson – C|
|Eric Hosmer – 1B||Joey Votto – 1B|
|Wil Myers – RF||Alejo Lopez – 3B|
|Jurickson Profar – LF||Aristides Aquino – CF|
|Webster Rivas – C||Kyle Farmer – SS|
|Ryan Weathers – SP||Luis Castillo – SP|
June was an outstanding month for Luis Castillo. After struggling int he first two months of the year, the right-handed starter made five starts in June and posted a 1.71 ERA while throwing 31.2 innings and allowing just one home runs.
He hasn’t shown much in the way of splits this season when it comes to total production. Righties are hitting .277/.335/.434 against him, while lefties are hitting .266/.359/.396 against him. The OPS difference is just 15 points, but how they get there is different. Righties hit for a little bit more power, while lefties draw more walks (and strikeout a lot more). His ERA at home is a bit lower, 4.89, than on the road, 5.40.
Pitch usage from 2021
The son of former Reds closer David Weathers returns to Cincinnati. Ryan Weathers is in his rookie season and the 21-year-old has done more than hold his own, he’s been downright outstanding as he’s split time between the rotation and bullpen, making eight starts and six relief appearances for the Padres this year. He’s posted a 2.47 ERA in 47.1 innings with 13 walks and 34 strikeouts.
As a left-handed pitcher you’d expect him to handle lefties better, and so far in his career he’s done just that. Lefties are hitting just .214/.254/.250 against him in 59 plate appearances. Righties are hitting just .205 with a .274 on-base percentage against him – but when they do get hits, they go for extra-bases as they’re slugging .420 thanks to six doubles and six home runs out of the 23 hits he has allowed to righties in 125 plate appearances. He has pitched better as a reliever, but he’s been good as a starter with a 2.78 ERA in 32.1 innings.
Pitch usage from 2021
When and Where
- Game time: 7:10pm ET
- Where: Great American Ball Park
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv, MLB Network (out of market)
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 76°, cloudy, 19% chance of rain.
News and Notes
Eugenio Suárez gets another day off
For the second day in a row, Eugenio Suárez is not in the starting lineup and Alejo Lopez is getting the start at third base for the Reds. Lopez, a switch-hitter, has stepped up to the plate 57 times this year and faced a left-handed pitcher. He’s struck out one time. He’s hit .388/.474/.490 against lefties this season between Triple-A and the big leagues.
Michael Lorenzen to begin his rehab assignment
The Reds officially sent Michael Lorenzen on a rehab assignment today. He’ll join the Arizona Complex League Reds in Goodyear. Lorenzen will be working his way back with the plan to join the Cincinnati bullpen following the All-Star break.
NL Central Standings
Playoff odds via Fangraphs