The Cincinnati REds will look to avoid the sweep this afternoon as they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. First pitch is set for 12:35pm.
|Jonathan India – 2B||Ke’Bryan Hayes – 2B|
|Max Schrock – LF||Yoshi Tsutsugo – RF|
|Nick Castellanos – RF||Bryan Reynolds – CF|
|Joey Votto – 1B||Colin Moran – 1B|
|Mike Moustakas – 3B||Ben Gamel – LF|
|Tyler Stephenson – C||Kevin Newman – SS|
|Kyle Farmer – SS||Michael Perez – C|
|Shogo Akiyama – CF||Hoy Park – 2B|
|Tyler Mahle – SP||Connor Overton – 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 6.09. On the road it’s just 1.97. Batters are hitting .189/.269/.289 against him on the road this season.
His lefty/righty splits are just as drastic. Right-handed hitters are hitting .268/.344/.506 with 18 home runs against him while lefties are hitting just .186/.261/.286 against him with five home runs in just 46 fewer plate appearances.
Pitch usage from 2021
He’s a 27-year-old who has thrown 1.0 inning with the Pirates this year and 6.2 innings with the Blue Jays earlier this season. That is his entire big league career. In Triple-A this season he made 7 starts and 15 relief appearances between his two organizations with a 1.99 ERA.
When and Where
- Game time: 12:35pm ET
- Where: PNC Park
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 70°, cloudy, 1% chance of rain
Notes Worth Noting
Tyler Naquin remains unavailable.
NL Central Standings
Playoff odds via Fangraphs