Today was supposed to be an off day for both teams, but Mother Nature had a different idea. Wednesday night’s game was postponed by plenty of rain and the off day turned into a make up day and the two teams will try it again. The Cincinnati Reds will send Tyler Mahle to the mound to try for a 2-game sweep. The Cleveland Guardians turn to starter Cal Quantrill to try and get a split of the series. First pitch is set for 1:10pm this afternoon.
Here are the lineups for this afternoon’s interstate match up:
|TJ Friedl – RF||Myles Straw – CF|
|Brandon Drury – 2B||Steven Kwan – RF|
|Tommy Pham – LF||Jose Ramirez – 3B|
|Mike Moustakas – 3B||Owen Miller – 1B|
|Tyler Stephenson – C||Amed Rosario – SS|
|Tyler Naquin – DH||Franmil Reyes – DH|
|Colin Moran – 1B||Andres Gimenez – 2B|
|Kyle Farmer – SS||Richie Palacios – LF|
|Albert Almora Jr. – CF||Austin Hedges – C|
|Tyler Mahle – SP||Cal Quantrill – SP|
|Links: Tyler Mahle’s Stats | Cal Quantrill’s Stats
After a tough start to the season, Tyler Mahle has pitched better over his last two starts. He’s given up just two earned runs in each start while striking out 14 batters in 11.0 innings against the Pirates. Mahle has been stingy this season with the long ball. He has given up just three of them in his eight starts, but he has allowed on in each of his last three games.
Righties and lefties are hitting .250 against him this season. Left-handed hitters are also drawing walks and hitting for a bit of power against him, while right-handed hitters aren’t making as much contact and aren’t really hitting for much power to this point in the season.
There’s not much swing-and-miss happening when Quantrill is on the mound. So far this season hitters aren’t doing much damage against him, either. Right-handed hitters aren’t doing much of anything, but lefties are at least drawing plenty of walks – they aren’t doing much at all when they do get the bat on the ball, though, with just a .320 slugging percentage against him.
When and Where
- Game time: 1:10pm ET
- Where: Progressive Field
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 64°, sunny, 5% chance of rain
News and Notes
Joey Votto to continue his rehab tonight
Last night was supposed to be Joey Votto’s final rehab game. It wasn’t. The game was postponed in Dayton and tonight they’ll play a doubleheader. Votto will play in the first game of that doubleheader before joining the team on Friday for the series in Toronto.