The Cincinnati Reds go for the series sweep on Sunday afternoon against the Miami Marlins after they have taken the first two games of the series. First pitch is set for 1:10pm.
|Miguel Rojas – SS||Tyler Naquin – LF|
|Jazz Chisholm – 2B||Tyler Stephenson – C|
|Jesús Aguilar – 1B||Nick Castellanos – RF|
|Jesús Sánchez – RF||Joey Votto – 1B|
|Lewis Brinson – CF||Kyle Farmer – SS|
|Isan Díaz – 3B||Mike Moustakas – 3B|
|Sandy León – C||Jose Barrero – 2B|
|Bryan De La Cruz – LF||Shogo Akiyama – CF|
|Sandy Alcantara – SP||Vladimir Gutierrez – SP|
Since a poor start on July 19th where he allowed six runs in 4.0 innings, Vladimir Gutierrez has dominated over the last month. In his five starts he’s posted a 1.99 ERA in 31.2 innings with nine walks and 28 strikeouts.
There are some splits for Gutierrez. Righties are hitting .279/.344/.459 against him. Lefties have hit .222/.308/.438 against him. Lefties walk more and hit for more power, but they don’t get nearly as many hits. He also pitches much worse at home than he does on the road. In Cincinnati his ERA is 5.35 while it’s just 2.92 on the road. The OPS splits for home/road are also extreme – it’s .962 at home and just .645 on the road.
Pitch usage from 2021
The former All-Star (2019) is having the best season of his career, posting a 3.39 ERA in 25 starts. He’s walked 44 and struck out 135 in 151.1 innings pitched while giving up just 128 hits. Alcantara is among the top ground ball rate pitchers in the league.
The lefty/right splits aren’t much different for Alcantara. Righties are hitting .228/.287/.343 against him. Lefties are hitting .223/.291/.378 against him. But the home and road splits are significant. On the road he has a 4.40 ERA (2.43 at home) and hitters have a .259/.331/.429 line against him (.193/.245/.291 at home).
Pitch usage from 2021
When and Where
- Game time: 1:10pm ET
- Where: Great American Ball Park
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv,
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 86°, sunny, 2% chance of rain
News and Notes
John Sadak breaks his elbows
Hello, my friends! So, I had an accident running yesterday & suffered breaks in my elbows. Thank goodness, Dr. Kremchek has taken great care of me & I plan to return Tuesday. Thank you for your kindness & to Jim Day/our awesome crew for being fabulous friends/teammates. #GoReds
— John Sadak (@johnsadak) August 21, 2021
Off day for Jonathan India
With Monday being an off day it’s going to be two days in a row for Jonathan India getting some much needed rest.
NL Central Standings
Playoff odds via Fangraphs