This afternoon the Cincinnati Reds will look for a win and a sweep against the Pittsburgh Pirates as they celebrate Joe Morgan Day at Great American Ball Park. First pitch is set for 1:10pm.
|Hoy Park – SS||Jonathan India – 2B|
|Ke’Bryan Hayes – 3B||Jesse Winker – LF|
|Bryan Reynolds – CF||Nick Castellanos – RF|
|Colin Moran – 1B||Joey Votto – 1B|
|Anthony Alford – LF||Tyler Stephenson – C|
|Gregory Polanco – RF||Kyle Farmer – SS|
|Rodolfo Castro – 2B||Eugenio Suárez – 3B|
|Jacob Stallings – C||Shogo Akiyama – CF|
|Bryse Wilson – SP||Tyler Mahle – SP|
The Pirates have only seen Tyler Mahle once this year and things worked out well for the Reds and Mahle in a 14-1 win that day as Mahle struck out seven in 5.1 innings of 1-run baseball. On the season, Mahle has a 3.86 ERA through 22 starts and has 138 strikeouts in 116.2 innings.
There are some big splits for Tyler Mahle in 2021. Right-handed hitters are hitting .269/.345/.526 against him with 14 home runs. Left-handed hitters are hitting just .182/.274/.271 against him with just three home runs in 33 fewer plate appearances. But he also has big home and road splits. At home opponents have a .271/.345/.537 line against him and he’s posted a 6.18 ERA (road: .192/.283/.295, 2.06 ERA).
Pitch usage from 2021
Just acquired by the Pirates from the Braves, Bryse Wilson has made eight starts this season between the two teams and posted a 4.42 ERA in 36.2 innings with 10 walks and just 21 strikeouts. He doesn’t walk many batters, but he also has 9th worst strikeout rate among the 380 pitchers with at least 30 innings this season.
Left-handed batters have a .275/.338/.507 line against him with five home runs in 77 plate appearances this season. Right-handed batters have hit .324/.354/.459 against him this season with two home runs in 80 plate appearances.
Pitch usage from 2021
When and Where
- Game time: 1:10pm ET
- Where: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv,
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 86°, sunny, 0% chance of rain
News and Notes
Lucas Sims activated
Prior to the game today the Cincinnati Reds activated Lucas Sims from the injured list and placed Brad Brach on the injured list with a shoulder impingement.
NL Central Standings
Playoff odds via Fangraphs