After last night’s shutout victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Cincinnati Reds will look to grab their first 3-game winning streak of the season. Starters Tyler Mahle and Mitch Keller will be seeing the same team as they saw their last time out, though the two didn’t match up in the same game. First pitch is set for 6:35pm ET.
Here are the lineups for this evening’s NL Central contest:
|TJ Friedl – RF||Ben Gamel – LF|
|Brandon Drury – 2B||Ke’Bryan Hayes – 3B|
|Tommy Pham – LF||Bryan Reynolds – CF|
|Mike Moustakas – 3B||Daniel Vogelbach – DH|
|Tyler Stephenson – C||Michael Chavis – 1B|
|Colin Moran – 1B||Jack Suwinski – RF|
|Tyler Naquin – DH||Diego Castillo – SS|
|Kyle Farmer – SS||Michael Perez – C|
|Albert Almora Jr. – CF||Rodolfo Castro – 2B|
|Tyler Mahle – SP||Mitch Keller – SP|
|Links: Tyler Mahle’s Stats | Mitch Keller’s Stats
It’s been a tough season for Tyler Mahle, who currently has an ERA of 6.46. He’s struggled at times to put left-handed hitters away as they’ve walked 13 times against him while striking out just 14 times. He’s limited the power output of opponents so far, but he’s still been touched up for a bunch of runs. Mahle is coming off of a solid start against Pittsburgh the last time out, giving up two runs on one hit and three walks in 5.0 innings.
The splits this season for Mitch Keller are pretty big. Right-handed hitters have been much better against him, posting a .901 OPS while lefties have been at a .657 mark this season. That’s a borderline MVP caliber hitter compared to a bench bat. Keller pitched last week against the Reds and allowed five earned runs in 4.1 innings while allowing 10 baserunners and striking out just three.
When and Where
- Game time: 6:35pm ET
- Where: PNC Park
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 76°, partly cloudy, 10% chance of rain
News and Notes
Vladimir Gutierrez to the bullpen
David Bell said that Vladimir Gutierrez would be moving to the bullpen and that Connor Overton would be staying in the rotation. With off days on both Monday and Thursday, the Reds don’t need to have five starters in the rotation until the Chicago Cubs series – nearly two weeks from today.