The Cincinnati Reds will go for their second straight win tonight over the Milwaukee Brewers. Important note that the game is not on Bally Sports, but is instead on Fox.
|Jonathan India – 2B||Luis Urias – 3B|
|Jesse Winker – LF||Christian Yelich – LF|
|Nick Castellanos – RF||Willy Adames – SS|
|Joey Votto – 1B||Omar Narvaez – C|
|Tyler Naquin – CF||Avisail Garcia – RF|
|Eugenio Suárez – 3B||Jace Peterson – 2B|
|Tucker Barnhart – C||Rowdy Tellez – 1B|
|Mike Freeman – SS||Jackie Bradley Jr. – CF|
|Vladimir Gutierrez – SP||Freddy Peralta – SP|
Coming off of a quality start, Vladimir Gutierrez will be looking to pick up where he left off against Kansas City as he takes on the Brewers this evening. His ERA on the season currently sits at 4.67. Against Kansas City he didn’t allow a home run for the first time since his start on June 9th against the Brewers.
Tonight will be the third time he’s faced Milwaukee. He’s thrown 13 innings and allowed four runs with 10 hits, five walks, and 13 strikeouts in those two games against the Brewers with the Reds winning both games.
Gutierrez has fairly big splits on two fronts. Lefties are hitting just .200/310/.387 against him this year while righties are hitting .266/.330/.489 against him. Left-handed hitters, however, have 12 walks and 13 strikeouts against him – they just aren’t getting hits when they made contact. The home and road splits are big, too. On the road Gutierrez has held opponents to a .218/.304/.386 line with a 4.00 ERA. At home those numbers are .265/.346/.529 with a 5.71 ERA.
Pitch usage from 2021
One of the better pitchers in the National League this year, Freddy Peralta has a 2.23 ERA in 16 starts and one relief appearance. He’s allowed just 42 hits in 93.0 innings and he’s struck out 129 batters. He walks plenty of batters – he has 42 of them on the season – but it’s tough to string together hits against him.
Peralta has dominated both lefties and righties this year. Lefties have hit him better, posting a .135/.253/.287 line against him. Righties are hitting just .129/.224/.238 against him. He has also been better at home, holding hitters to a .108/.203/.210 line and a 1.72 ERA while pitching in Milwaukee this season.
Pitch usage from 2021
When and Where
- Game time: 7:15pm ET
- Where: American Family Field, Milwuakee
- Watch: FOX
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: It’s a dome.
News and Notes
What’s it like to play for David Bell?
Charlie Goldsmith of the Cincinnati Enquirer spoke with Joey Votto, Eugenio Suárez, Jesse Winker, Nick Castellanos, Luis Castillo, Tucker Barnhart, Tyler Stephenson, Kyle Farmer, and Sean Doolittle to get their opinions and thoughts on what it’s like to play for manager David Bell. Go give it a read. Here’s what Doolittle had to say:
Speaking as a reliever, the communication with the bullpen as far as usage and roles is something that we’ve been working on all year. He goes around before the game every day, finds each one of us and really communicates the potential scenarios (when) they see us coming into the game so that we know what’s going on down there… That’s an example of a manager who really wants his players to feel comfortable so they know how to prepare.
Nick Senzel turning a corner following surgery
Here’s what David Bell had to say today about Nick Senzel and his recovery from knee surgery.
NL Central Standings
Playoff odds via Fangraphs