The Cincinnati Reds will go for a 3-game sweep today after a thrilling victory that ended on a play at the plate on Saturday. Tyler Mahle will take the mound against the San Francisco Giants. Alex Cobb will counter for the Giants with the hopes of avoiding the sweep. Today’s game is only available on Peacock when it comes to the TV side of things. You will need a Peacock premium subscription to watch the game.
Here are the lineups for this morning’s contest:
San Francisco Giants
|Tommy La Stella – DH||Nick Senzel – CF|
|Mike Yastrzemski – CF||Tyler Naquin – RF|
|Wilmer Flores – 1B||Tyler Stephenson – DH|
|Joc Pederson – LF||Joey Votto – 1B|
|Evan Longoria – 3B||Brandon Drury – 2B|
|Brandon Crawford – SS||Kyle Farmer – SS|
|Thairo Estrada – 2B||Mike Moustakas – 3B|
|Luis Gonzalez – RF||Albert Almora Jr. – LF|
|Joey Bart – C||Aramis Garcia – C|
|Alex Cobb – SP||Tyler Mahle – SP|
|Links: Tyler Mahle’s Stats | Alex Cobb’s Stats
After seemingly getting things moving in the right direction in his previous three starts, Tyler Mahle allowed eight runs in 4.0 innings the last time out against the Chicago Cubs. He allowed multiple home runs in a game for the first time on the season. After not giving up any homers in April he’s given up five in May.
Mahle’s held lefties to a low average and not much power, but he’s struggled with keeping them from drawing plenty of walks. Righties are hitting better, but they are not getting on base nearly as often despite a .269 average against him.
It’s been a strange start to the season for Alex Cobb. He’s posted a 6.25 ERA despite not allowing much power or walking many guys while also racking up plenty of strikeouts. But there have been plenty of hits along the way as teams are hitting .303 against him this season. Righties have shown some pop, hitting three home runs against him, but lefties are homerless – though they are hitting .322 against him.
Cobb has only pitched in two games on the road this season but he’s struggled in both of them. In his last two starts he’s given up 20 hits and 13 runs in 11.1 innings.
When and Where
- Game time: 11:35am ET
- Where: Great American Ball Park
- Watch: Peacock
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 71°, sunny, 1% chance of rain
News and Notes
David Bell said Jake Fraley was scratched yesterday with a toe issue. Nick Lodolo has a bullpen scheduled in a few days, which is a big step.
Graham Ashcraft will start Thursday and Mike Minor will start Friday.
— Charlie Goldsmith (@CharlieG__) May 29, 2022
To note: Jake Fraley was scratched in his rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville. He was originally in their starting lineup in game 1 of their doubleheader.