After taking the first two games of the series the Cincinnati Reds fell last night to Arizona. They’ll look to pick up the series win this afternoon in the finale of the 4-game set. The Reds will be sending Tyler Mahle to the mound. The Diamondbacks will counter with Zach Davies.
Here are the lineups for this afternoon’s series finale:
|Daulton Varsho – C||TJ Friedl – RF|
|Josh Rojas – 3B||Brandon Drury – 3B|
|Ketel Marte – 2B||Tommy Pham – LF|
|Christian Walker – DH||Joey Votto – DH|
|David Peralta – LF||Tyler Stephenson – C|
|Jordan Luplow – RF||Kyle Farmer – SS|
|Pavin Smith – 1B||Colin Moran – 1B|
|Alek Thomas – CF||Albert Almora Jr. – CF|
|Geraldo Perdomo – SS||Matt Reynolds – 2B|
|Zach Davies – SP||Tyler Mahle – SP|
|Links: Tyler Mahle’s Stats | Zach Davies’s Stats
After a tough start to the season Tyler Mahle has pitched well over the last month with the exception of his 8-run outing against the Cubs on May 24th. He didn’t give up a home run in five starts in April, but he’s given up six of them in the seven starts he’s made since.
Left-handed hitters have struggled to hit against Mahle this season, but he has struggled with giving up free passes to them and his strikeout rate is quite a bit lower against them, too. Righties don’t draw many walks, but they hit for a solid average and have hit for a little bit of power against him this season so far.
The righty has had a solid start to the year, posting a 4.18 ERA through 11 starts. Right-handed hitters aren’t hitting much with a .221 average, but they are hitting for plenty of power. Lefties have hit for a higher average, and they are striking out half as often, but they aren’t hitting for any power at all against him.
When and Where
- Game time: 12:35pm ET
- Where: Great American Ball Park
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 65°, cloudy, 5% chance of rain
News and Notes
Colin Moran is back
Prior to the game the Reds recalled infielder Colin Moran from Triple-A Louisville and optioned reliever Jared Solomon to Triple-A.
Max Schrock could return this weekend
Max Schrock, on a rehab assignment at Louisville, could return to the Reds this weekend in St. Louis, David Bell said.
— Bobby Nightengale (@nightengalejr) June 9, 2022