The Cincinnati Reds will look to end a 2-game losing streak tonight as they take on the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park. First pitch is scheduled for 7:20pm.
|Kyle Farmer – SS||Ozzie Albies – 2B|
|Jesse Winker – LF||Jorge Soler – RF|
|Nick Castellanos – RF||Freddie Freeman – 1B|
|Joey Votto – 1B||Austin Riley – 3B|
|Mike Moustakas – 2B||Dansby Swanson – SS|
|Tyler Naquin – CF||Adam Duvall – LF|
|Eugenio Suarez – 3B||Travis d’Arnaud – C|
|Tucker Barnhart – C||Guillermo Heredia – CF|
|Wade Miley – SP||Touki Toussaint – SP|
Cincinnati’s best pitcher this season, Wade Miley has a 2.75 ERA in 20 starts this season. He’s coming off a 7-inning, no run performance against Pittsburgh in his last outing.
As we type out every time it’s Miley’s turn to take the mound – teams don’t send too many lefties to the plate against him. The ones who are deemed good enough to get a chance to hit against him don’t do much – in 100 plate appearances this year lefties are hitting .196/.253/.250 against him. Righties are hitting .250/.310/.383 in 403 plate appearances this season.
Pitch usage from 2021
This season Touki Toussaint has only made four starts for Atlanta. He missed most of the season with a shoulder injury. He rehabbed for a month in the minors before returning to the Braves rotation in late July. The righty has been good in three of his four outings but Milwaukee scored seven runs against him in just 3.1 innings on July 30th.
Small sample size this year, but Toussaint has dominated lefties this year as he’d held them to a .179/.333/.214 line in 36 plate appearances. Righties have found more success against him, hitting .269/.291/.538. In his career his splits aren’t reverse like that – lefties have an .868 OPS against him, while righties had a .729 OPS against him.
Pitch usage from 2021
When and Where
- Game time: 7:20pm ET
- Where: Truist Park
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv,
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 82°, cloudy, 10% chance of rain
News and Notes
Reds option Alex Blandino to Triple-A
Alex Blandino had been in Triple-A on a rehab assignment. Today he’s there, officially, as a member of the team. Blandino was activated by the Reds and then optioned to Triple-A. He had been on the 60-day injured list prior to that. To create a spot for him on the 40-man roster the team placed reliever Art Warren on the 60-day injured list.
NL Central Standings
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