After last nights painful at times, but thrilling win in 12 innings, Cincinnati will go for the 3-game sweep of Arizona this afternoon. The Reds will turn to their ace, Luis Castillo, to try and get the job done before an off day on Thursday. The Diamondbacks will try to avoid the sweep behind their best starter this season, Zac Gallen.
Here are the lineups for this afternoon’s NL Central match up:
|Jonathan India – 2B||Daulton Varsho – RF|
|Brandon Drury – 3B||Josh Rojas – 3B|
|Matt Reynolds – SS||Ketel Marte – 2B|
|Joey Votto – DH||Christian Walker – 1B|
|Mike Moustakas – 1B||David Peralta – LF|
|Nick Senzel – CF||Pavin Smith – DH|
|Albert Almora Jr. – LF||Alek Thomas – CF|
|Aramis Garcia – C||Geraldo Perdomo – SS|
|TJ Friedl – RF||Jose Herrera – C|
|Luis Castillo – SP||Zac Gallen – SP|
The original lineup has been changed. An hour before the game Kyle Farmer was scratched from the lineup and Albert Almora Jr. was added. Several players moved positions in the field and in the lineup.
Just a day off for Farmer, we’re told
— C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) June 15, 2022
|Links: Luis Castillo’s Stats | Zac Gallen’s Stats
When on the road this season Luis Castillo has found more success in his four starts than he has at home in his three starts. On the road he’s posted a 2.35 ERA, allowing just one home run, and holding hitters to a .212/.264/.282 slash line. Left-handed hitters have had more success against him overall. Lefties have a nearly 200 point OPS advantage.
When pitching at Chase Field this season Zac Gallen has a 2.57 ERA and he’s held batters to a .570 OPS against. Left-handed hitters have struggled against Gallen, holding them to a .250 on-base percentage. They have hit for more power than right-handed hitters, though.
When and Where
- Game time: 3:40pm ET
- Where: Chase Field
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: They play in a dome.
News and Notes
Tyler Naquin is ahead of schedule
David Bell said Tyler Naquin is “way ahead of schedule” coming back from his quad strain. The initial timeline was 4-to-6 weeks.
— Charlie Goldsmith (@CharlieG__) June 15, 2022