After a rain out last night the Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals will play two games today in a day-night split doubleheader. There will be two game previews today. First pitch for game one is set for 1:10pm.
St. Louis Cardinals
|Tommy Edman – 2B||Jonathan India – 2B|
|Paul Goldschmidt – 1B||Tyler Naquin – CF|
|Tyler O’Neill – LF||Nick Castellanos – RF|
|Nolan Arenado – 3B||Joey Votto – 1B|
|Dylan Carlson – RF||Mike Moustakas – 3B|
|Edmundo Sosa – SS||Kyle Farmer – SS|
|Harrison Bader – CF||Tucker Barnhart – C|
|Andrew Knizner – C||Max Schrock – LF|
|Miles Mikolas – SP||Wade Miley – SP|
It’s been a very good season for Wade Miley and he’s coming off of a 7-inning, shutout performance with five strikeouts against the Miami Marlins in his last outing. For the season his ERA sits at 2.74. He’s allowed two runs in 11.0 innings this season against the Cardinals – last facing them on June 6th.
Teams haven’t started many lefties against Miley this year and for good reason, too. Even the ones who are deemed good enough to face him have hit just .176/.233/.222 against him on the year in 117 trips to the plate. Righties have had more success, but only by comparison. They’ve managed to hit just .255/.319/.391 on the year in 482 plate appearances against him. Miley has pitched better at home, at least when it comes to ERA as his 2.40 mark at Great American Ball Park bests his 3.07 mark on the road.
Pitch usage from 2021
After missing all of the 2020 season and most of the 2021 season, Miles Mikolas is back in the Cardinals rotation. The 32-year-old has made three starts since his return and given up four earned runs in 13.1 innings (2.70 ERA). Mikolas made one start in May and then didn’t pitch again until August 20th.
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: 76°, sunny, 2% chance of rain
News and Notes
Reds September call ups
At least for now the Cincinnati Reds have called up Alejo Lopez and Delino DeShields as September rosters expand to 28 players. Worth noting that Jose Barrero was not yet eligible to be recalled since he must spend 10 days in the minors since being optioned.
Brad Brach to begin rehab today
#Reds reliever Brad Brach will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Louisville today.
— Bobby Nightengale (@nightengalejr) September 1, 2021
NL Central Standings
Playoff odds via Fangraphs