The Cincinnati Reds will look for a win on Sunday afternoon against the Philadelphia Phillies where the winner will get the series victory. First pitch is set for 1:05pm.
|Jonathan India – 2B||Jean Segura – 2B|
|Jesse Winker – LF||J.T. Realmuto – C|
|Nick Castellanos – RF||Bryce Harper – RF|
|Joey Votto – 1B||Didi Gregorius – SS|
|Mike Moustakas – 3B||Andrew McCutchen – LF|
|Tyler Naquin – CF||Brad Miller – 1B|
|Kyle Farmer – SS||Ronald Torreyes – 3B|
|Tucker Barnhart – C||Odúbel Herrera – CF|
|Sonny Gray – SP||Aaron Nola|
After back-to-back rough starts in late July, Sonny Gray has allowed seven runs in his last three starts (3.94 ERA).
Sonny Gray has dominated left-handed hitters this season, holding them to a .198/.276/.329 line this season. Right-handed hitters have found a lot more success against him – hitting .308/.381/.485. The home and road splits for Gray have also been stark. On the road he has a 3.08 ERA (5.44 at home) and hitters have a .639 OPS away from Cincinnati against him (.809 at home).
Pitch usage from 2021
With a 4.35 ERA this season, it’s the highest number in that column for Aaron Nola since the 2016 season and it’s not even close. He’s battled inconsistency all year. When he’s been on, he’s really been on. But when he hasn’t been on, it’s gotten ugly. The Reds scored three runs in 5.0 innings against him in a 17-3 Phillies win on June 1st.
Lefties have hit .243/.296/.444 against Nola this season. Righties haven’t been quite that good, hitting just .236/.280/.384 against him this season. He’s pitched significantly better at home than on the road. In Philadelphia he’s holding hitters to a .597 OPS (.787 on the road) and has a 2.97 ERA (5.56 on the road).
Pitch usage from 2021
When and Where
- Game time: 1:05pm ET
- Where: Citizens Bank Park
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv,
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 81°, cloudy, 0% chance of rain
News and Notes
Nick Senzel optioned to Triple-A
The Cincinnati Reds activated Nick Senzel and optioned him to Triple-A Louisville. The team also designated Mike Freeman for assignment.
NL Central Standings
Playoff odds via Fangraphs