After splitting a doubleheader on Saturday the winner between the Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday afternoon will take the series. The Reds send Tyler Mahle to the mound to face off against Zach Thompson. First pitch is set for 1:40pm.
Here are the lineups for this afternoon’s NL Central contest:
|Ben Gamel – LF||TJ Friedl – LF|
|Bryan Reynolds – CF||Brandon Drury – 3B|
|Michael Chavis – 3B||Mike Moustakas – DH|
|Daniel Vogelbach – DH||Tyler Stephenson – C|
|Yoshi Tsutsugo – 1B||Tyler Naquin – RF|
|Diego Castillo – SS||Kyle Farmer – SS|
|Jack Suwinski – RF||Colin Moran – 1B|
|Michael Perez – C||Albert Almora Jr. – CF|
|Cole Tucker – 2B||Matt Reynolds – 2B|
|Zach Thompson – SP||Tyler Mahle – SP|
|Links: Tyler Mahle’s Stats | Zach Thompson’s Stats
In his career, Tyler Mahle hasn’t really shown big splits. This season his splits aren’t that big, but lefties have certainly caused him some problems as they’ve walked more than they’ve struck out. They aren’t hitting for much power, but they are hitting .292 and drawing a ton of walks.
It’s been a tough start to 2022 for Mahle, who is giving up plenty of hits and his ERA currently sits at 7.01. He’s probably pitched a little better than his ERA suggests, but he has not looked like the version of Tyler Mahle we’ve all seen over the last two seasons.
It’s been a struggle for Zach Thompson this year as he’s given up 16 earned runs and been charged with five unearned runs in just 15.1 innings this season. He’s given up four home runs and walked 10 batters – struggling with control, but also giving up a lot of hits when he does find the zone. It’s been righties that have really done damage against Thompson, posting an OPS of 1.157. Lefties haven’t done as much damage, but have been solid against him.
When and Where
- Game time: 1:40pm ET
- Where: Great American Ball Park
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 58°, cloudy, 15% chance of rain
News and Notes
Reds call up Joel Kuhnel, DFA Robert Dugger
The Robert Dugger experience lasted one entire day before the Reds designated him for assignment and called up reliever Joel Kuhnel from Triple-A. You can read more about Kuhnel from our story from today.