The Cincinnati Reds will look to end their 7-game losing streak tonight as they begin a west coast trip taking on the San Francisco Giants. Cincinnati will look to Graham Ashcraft to try and start a winning streak, while the Giants will give the ball to Alex Cobb to stifle the Reds offense. First pitch is a late one, set for 10:15pm ET.
Here are the lineups for this tonight’s contest:
San Francisco Giants
|Jonathan India – 2B||Tommy La Stella – DH|
|Donovan Solano – 3B||Mike Yastrzemski – CF|
|Tommy Pham – LF||Darin Ruf – LF|
|Joey Votto – 1B||Joc Pederson – RF|
|Kyle Farmer – SS||Brandon Belt – 1B|
|Mike Moustakas – DH||Evan Longoria – 3B|
|Albert Almora Jr. – RF||Brandon Crawford – SS|
|Nick Senzel – CF||Donovan Walton – 2B|
|Aramis Garcia – C||Curt Casali – C|
|Graham Ashcraft – SP||Alex Cobb – SP|
|Links: Graham Ashcraft’s Stats | Alex Cobb’s Stats
After an outstanding start to his big league career where he posted a 1.14 ERA through his first four starts, Graham Ashcraft has struggled in the last two outings as he’s given up 10 runs in 9.2 innings. The ground ball pitcher has given up a home run in each of his last two starts, and 17 hits overall in that stretch.
This season he’s pitched much better against lefties, holding them to a .570 OPS and just three extra-base hits in 74 plate appearances. Righties haven’t done a lot against him this season, either, but they have performed better – posting an OPS of .712 with six extra-base hits.
The right-handed start missed three weeks from the end of May until June 19th when he returned to face the Pirates. He threw just 60 pitches in 4.0 innings in that outing. Overall he’s posted a 5.62 ERA this season, but much of that came in back-to-back starts in mid-May when he allowed 13 earned runs in 11.1 innings. Those earned runs make up half of the runs he’s allowed this season in nine total starts.
His splits are quite different. Lefties have hit against him well this season, posting a .315 average, drawing plenty of walks, and showing some power. Righties are hitting for a solid .266 average against him, but they don’t walk much and with the lower average the slugging percentage is also lower even though the power numbers are about the same.
When and Where
- Game time: 10:15pm ET
- Where: Oracle Park
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 61°, sunny, 5% chance of rain
News and Notes
Trey Amburgey traded to Seattle
The Reds traded minor league outfielder Trey Amburgey to the Seattle Mariners on Friday afternoon. No word yet on the return. He was hitting .226 in Triple-A at the time of the trade.
Jeff Hoffman to the injured list
The Reds have called up Jared Solomon from Triple-A after placing Jeff Hoffman on the Covid injured list.
On this date in 1990…..
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) June 24, 2022