After getting blown out on Friday night the Cincinnati Reds will look to turn things around tonight against the Detroit Tigers. First pitch is set for 7:10pm.
|Robbie Grossman – RF||Jonathan India – 2B|
|Jonathan Schoop – 2B||Tyler Stephenson – C|
|Miguel Cabrera – 1B||Nick Castellanos – RF|
|Jeimer Candelario – 3B||Joey Votto – 1B|
|Eric Haase – LF||Eugenio Suárez – 3B|
|Harold Castro – SS||Kyle Farmer – SS|
|Dustin Garneau – C||Aristides Aquino – LF|
|Derek Hill – CF||Delino DeShields – CF|
|Matthew Boyd – SP||Tyler Mahle – SP|
With Tyler Mahle you know the story by now – he’s a much worse pitcher at home than he is on the road. His ERA in Cincinnati this season is 6.00. On the road it’s just 1.90. Batters are hitting .275/.341/.538 against him in Great American Ball Park this season and he’s given up 17 homers in just 12 games there.
His lefty/righty splits are just as drastic. Right-handed hitters are hitting .270/.340/.505 against him with 16 home runs while lefties are hitting just .183/.261/.286 against him with five home runs in just 34 fewer plate appearances.
Pitch usage from 2021
On the season Matthew Boyd has a 3.50 ERA in 14 starts for the Tigers. But the 30-year-old has made just one start in the second half of the season. He was on the injured list from the middle of June through August 29th when he returned to allowed two runs in 4.0 innings against Toronto.
When it comes to home and road splits, he’s the opposite of Tyler Mahle. On the road his ERA is nearly twice as high as it is at home – 5.00 vs 2.64. Batters are hitting .290/.354/.458 on the road against him, with a .625 OPS at home. As a lefty there aren’t many lefties who get into the lineup against him, but the ones that do have a .701 OPS against him (77 plate appearances). Righties have a .692 OPS against him.
Pitch usage from 2021
When and Where
- Game time: 7:00pm ET
- Where: Great American Ball Park
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 72°, sunny, 60% chance of rain
News and Notes
Nick Senzel may not return this season
David Bell says the last report on Nick Senzel was that he’s in Arizona and “it’s going to be a while.”
He had another opinion on his knee. “It seems he’s going to take a while for him to get back healthy."
— Charlie Goldsmith (@CharlieG__) September 4, 2021
NL Central Standings
Playoff odds via Fangraphs