After splitting the first two games of the series, the Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants will be looking for a win to take the series this afternoon. Cincinnati will send Tyler Mahle to the mound where he’ll look to continue a strong month of June. The Giants will have Anthony DeSclafani getting the ball to face his former team. First pitch is set for 4:05pm ET.

Starting Lineups

Here are the lineups for this afternoon’s series finale:

Cincinnati Reds

San Francisco Giants

Max Schrock – DH Austin Slater – CF
Brandon Drury – 3B Mike Yastrzemski – RF
Tommy Pham – LF Wilmer Flores – 2B
Joey Votto – 1B Joc Pederson – LF
Donovan Solano – 2B Evan Longoria – 3B
Matt Reynolds – SS Brandon Belt – 1B
Albert Almora Jr. – RF Darin Ruf – DH
Nick Senzel – CF Thairo Estrada – SS
Aramis Garcia – C Curt Casali – C
Tyler Mahle – SP Anthony DeSclafani – SP

Starting Pitchers

Tyler Mahle 80.2 4.57 1.31 31 90
Anthony DeSclafani 16.1 7.71 1.90 3 16
Links: Tyler Mahle’s Stats | Anthony DeSclafani’s Stats

Tyler Mahle

After a tough start to the season Tyler Mahle has really turned things around lately – posting a 2.14 ERA in his last five starts. This season he’s been much better against left-handed hitters than right-handed hitters. Righties don’t walk much against him, but they are hitting the ball fairly well against him. Lefties are drawing walks, but they aren’t doing a whole lot of hitting with Mahle on the mound.


RHH 148 38 11 0 4 8 37 .277 .318 .445
LHH 199 37 7 3 4 23 53 .215 .303 .361

Pitch Usage

4-Seam Cutter Slider Splitter
Velo 93.5 86.1 84.1 85.5
Usage 49.9% 10.8% 13.3% 26.1%

Anthony DeSclafani

The former Red missed two months before returning to the mound on Tuesday against Atlanta where he threw just 3.0 innings and allowed two home runs and five runs overall. The splits on the season don’t mean too much given that he’s thrown so get innings this season in his four starts, but so far lefties and righties are both crushing the ball against him.


RHH 45 16 2 1 1 2 11 .390 .422 .561
LHH 33 12 2 0 3 1 5 .400 .394 .767

Pitch Usage

4-Seam 2-Seam Slider Change Curve
Velo 92.6 92.5 87.4 87.9 80.9
Usage 14.5% 23.9% 37.7% 11.2% 12.7%

When and Where

  • Game time: 4:05pm ET
  • Where: Oracle Park
  • Watch: Bally Sports Ohio,
  • Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
  • Forecast: 62°, sunny, 5% chance of rain

News and Notes

Jonathan India’s out, but ok

Last night saw Jonathan India hit by a pitch in his hand/wrist, but his x-rays came back negative. He’s getting the day off, but there’s no broken bone.

Justin Dunn’s 1st rehab game

Earlier today Justin Dunn began his rehab stint. He threw 2.0 innings with 3 hits, 1 earned run, 1 walk, and 1 strikeout. He threw 35 pitches with 24 strikes, and sat 90-93 and touched 94 multiple times in the 1st inning.

Shogo Akiyama signs with the Hiroshima Carp

117 Responses

  1. Klugo

    The Reds missed on Shogo like Shogo swinging at 95mph fastball.

  2. Eddie

    Wow someone need to check bell temperature I think bell is sick for placing max schrock in lineup finally. This game will watch bc want to see how max schrock look from coming back. I haven’t watched since Kershaw pitched against us which I knew Dodgers would won that one

  3. Indy Red Man

    Justin Dunn had a live arm with Seattle. 70 hits allowed in 102 career innings will tell you that much! Walks were the issue, but I hope he gets it back and gets on the mound for the Reds this year!

    Rowdy Tellez for Milw. .971 ops at home coming in and he’s 2-2 with 2 HRs. Never mind the .599 ops on the road. He’s kind of like a young Moose when he was actually productive. Nice find for the Brewers. There are guys out there like that! I pointed out Brandon Drury when he was at AAA for the Yankees a few years ago

    • LDS

      Is this a joke? The guy with the 5.11 ERA, .743 WHIP, and 6.6 BB/9? Tell me you’re joking.

  4. dhmorgan

    Shogo Akiyama may have been a bust with the Reds but I hope he finds his batting stroke back in Japan.

  5. RedsGettingBetter

    When is the timetable for Lucas Sims? Is he out for season or what?
    Justin Dunn is going to be another intriguing pitcher to watch this year aside the trio of Greene, Ashcraft and Lodolo… Of course the big surprise has been Alexis Díaz

  6. Bet on Red

    I actually think the reds might win this one. Taking the reds. also, WITH WHATS AVAILABLE, i gotta say that Hunter is the best option for closing. When people get healthy then that assessment will change

  7. David

    Again, in fairness to Reds’ management, they knew Justin Dunn’s condition when they traded for him, and it was a gamble. He may yet recuperate from shoulder soreness that shut him down last year, and become a viable ML pitcher again.
    I don’t know the reason WHY he had shoulder soreness (weakness there, damage to his labrum, rotator cuff, etc) but he seems now to be able to throw again.

    I think the Reds have a real chance to win today. Mahle pitches much better on the road (and Oracle Park is a pretty big place) and Desclafani is coming back from injury and obviously not 100% yet.
    If Mahle can pitch 7 innings and hold the Giants to 2 runs or less, I think the Reds have an excellent chance of winning.
    Well yeah. Duh!

    • VaRedsFan

      That means the Reds need to score 3??
      That would would be an offensive breakout.

  8. Votto4life

    I would like to see the Reds call up McGarry. He tore up high A and is now is hitting .320 in Chattanooga. I would rather see him get a chance than watch Moose pop up every other at bat.

  9. Bet on Red

    wow, so on July 3rd Peacock is showing the Tigers Royals game. With no announcers. SMH no effort huh

  10. Bet on Red

    took the over on the strikeouts on mahle looks like i am getting money today

  11. LDS

    I think Bell needs to swap Votto and Drury in the lineup

  12. Bet on Red

    Drury, Pham and Votto comming through

  13. VaRedsFan

    Votto caught a break with that being called foul….capitalized with the rbi double

  14. Kevin H

    While I realize it is 1 season, however I would try and resign Drury and Solano..

    Burrero will be your ss next season, and I would think Moose will be released.

    • VaRedsFan

      Solano is 34. He’d be a great piece if they were planning on contending.
      Not so much on next years team.

    • Jim t

      I will be beyond stunned if the reds eat moose’s contract and release him.

  15. Bet on Red

    This is what I am talking about

  16. VaRedsFan

    Reynolds with the gift double….Almora 2 rbis… Baseball is suddenly fun again

  17. Roger Garrett

    I tuned in just to see what Senzel did his first time up cause I really want him to do well and I see he singled and score and now the Reds I think have 3 hits in a row.

    • VaRedsFan

      Senzel had a groundball…scored a hit on the bad throw from Longoria. But then nice oppo hit next time up

  18. JohnnyTV

    I’m not getting my hopes up just yet.

  19. dhmorgan

    There’s no way the Reds blow this lead, right?

    • JohnnyTV

      Oh, I think there’s a number of ways:


    • Andrew Brewer

      And that’s how the Reds got it done today ! A sweet win on the road in San Fran…

  20. Bet on Red

    FBI Contacted. Massacre in progress in southern California

  21. dhmorgan

    Who are these imposters wearing the Reds’ uniforms?

  22. JohnnyTV

    What could have been on Garcia’s mind?

  23. Roger Garrett

    Senzel with 2 hits in the same inning.As Mel Allen would say how about that.If Senzel can regain that gap to gap power we have ourselves a ball player.Time will tell of course.It will be really interesting to see how Mahle handles this .He has to be in shock and is probably trying to figure out of this is real or is he dreaming as am I and probably some of the rest of the nation.Gone for awhile.Go Reds.

    • dhmorgan

      I may not be remembering correctly, but earlier this year didn’t Senzel have 4 hits (and 6 times on base) in one game?
      It didn’t carry over, but hey, there’s always hope.

    • JohnnyTV

      I wonder if Senzel is adjusting and being a bit conscious about not taking reckless risks in CF…diving for balls, crashing into walls or into other outfielders.

      I appreciate his D but would much rather see him make the highlight reels with his hitting.

  24. Old-school

    That was a hilarious inning. Giants ain’t in the same class as the Dodgers or Padres just as the Phillies minus Harper are a distant 3rd behind the Mets/Braves.

    Mahle is 4 and 1/2 years younger than Disco and much better.

    Reds better get a top 50 positional prospect plus more for Mahle.

    • MBS

      I hope they do, and 1 more top 50 for Castillo, and a top 100. That would help balance out our position prospects with our pitching prospects.

      • JohnnyTV

        This season, I would raise the stakes. Top 50 isn’t assured of anything.

        Mahle or Castillo would immediately impact any team’s playoff chances and beyond.

        Bull Krall has to be smarter about this.

        Top 50 won’t do it.

        “Sure thing” would be my price tag.

      • Old-school

        Problem is some franchises dont have that talent. Everyone says Twins need pitching…They dont have the prospect capital to match up. I dont know the Yankees do. The Dodgers do. Blue Jays do. Red Sox do. Mets do. Padres probably.

        Coincidentally the Giants do.

        Top 10 high A SS in Luciano who could flip to RF and elite lefty pitcher Harrison in AA.

  25. VaRedsFan

    That was a fair ball down the line by Drury. Giant’s announcers agree. Next pitch …double play

  26. MBS

    Any news on Overton? Dunn got his 1st rehab today, Lodolo is about to wrap up his rehab. It would be nice to get Overton back in the mix to.

    • Old-school

      Overton was shut down for 2 months.

      Stress fractures are measured in eons. Look at DeGrom who hasn’t pitched since last summer.

      • MBS

        That stinks, I was hoping we’d get another look at him in 22. His 60 day is 2/3rds over already. I’m not familiar with stress fractures timelines, hopefully he’s Stephenson like and recovers earlier than expected.

    • Redsfan4life

      I think Overton is done for the year. He was getting by with smoke a mirrors anyway. I hope they don’t count on him as a rotation piece next year. AAA emergency fine.

  27. Mark Moore

    Is it just me, or is this kind of fun watching another team do the Little League/Keystone Kops routines for a change?

  28. Old-school

    Everyone down on Senzel and elevating Almora. I’m disappointed in Senzel as a big fan but he gave an interview to Bobby Nightengale saying hes fighting through and finally healthy and getting opportunity to play and hes not happy with his hitting.

    I think both are good defensive outfielders and nice to watch balls in the OF and not cringe.

    • David

      I think Senzel has been a disappointment, given his #1 draft status. He has been hurt, a lot of real bad luck, not being sarcastic. Maybe his luck is turning now. Who knows? He is hitting today, and has actually had a pretty good week hitting. In his last 21 at bats, he is hitting .381, and that is not including today (I think). In his last 51 at bats, he is hitting .275.

      Almora has played a fair amount in the ML with the Cubs. I don’t think he is the second coming of Ty Cobb, but he is a GOOD outfielder, and he can hit. He was a good pickup for the Reds.

      But seriously, their problem remains pitching. A few days ago, the Dodgers were beating the daylights out of the Reds’ pitching. Before that, the Brewers. There is real ability in Greene, Ashcraft, and Lodolo. But they have to grow in consistency.
      And yes, the bullpen stinks, but then again, the pitchers down there have been overworked. More quality starts and 8 inning outings like Ashcraft gave on Friday, and the bullpen won’t be as tired and challenged to fill up innings.

  29. Old-school

    Holy Moses folks

    Go click on massive brawl between Mariners and Angels after Winker beaned.

    Winker throwing Haymakers, Suarez in there and Raisel Iglesias shotputted an entire Costco size sun seeds 40 feet on to the field.

    Boys being boys.

  30. Mark Moore

    Don’t get me wrong, I still love baseball. It’s fun. But winning at baseball is funner. Much more funner.

  31. Roger Garrett

    Checked back and we are only in the 5th so got aways to go.I like Senzel but I will stick by what I said about him and others if healthy let them play and lets see.Hated to see Aquino go down cause he is so much more then a power guy.His arm and legs are above average.Reds just need to play guys don’t jerk them around when they slump cause all do and lets see what happens.Most of the guys in the big leagues are their because they have talent but all have talent so it comes down to the mental part and if the fear they will get set down if they don’t perform each and every game they can’t .Vets don’t have to worry about that but lets.But lets be honest thats a big problem on this team and others

  32. Mark Moore

    Thrall saying Winker went “all Amir Garret” on the Halos and went to their dugout. I found that very amusing (not that there was a fight, just the Amir Garret bit).

    • Old-school

      I would go Nolan Ryan #1 ( he just ends it at the mound quickly Mano y Mano) Amir Garrett #2 ( he’s taking on the whole team) Randy Myers #3( everyone is afraid of that lunatic) and Glenn Braggs #4 ( big man) on my “I’m stuck in a baseball brawl and need help” team.

      • Daytonnati

        Remember Puig versus The Pirates …

        I happened to have 3rd base tix at Riverfront the night Ray Knight and Eric Davis threw down. It was a beauty.

  33. Roger Garrett

    Messed that post up bad.Bell’s palsey I guess but you get my point let the young guys play please.

    • Mark Moore

      I got it. Here’s another +500 for your efforts. We’re with you, Roger.

  34. Bet on Red

    and I hit the over. Heres a payday, bigger one if the reds hold on

  35. Roger Garrett

    Mahle so far doing what he should do.Big market teams with deep pockets will be calling.His last start against was not so good but he battled and gave us a chance and today he is giving the Giants no chance.

  36. Roger Garrett

    Mahle with 19 out of 20 first pitch strikes.

  37. Mark A Verticchio

    Not that it matters but the Reds play 27 games in July and 21 of them are at home. It
    would be nice to have a run at the Cubs and Pirates for 3rd place.

  38. Mark Moore

    78 pitches through 6 for Mahle? And the longest 6+ inning streak of his career?

    I like this guy WAY better than The Nibbler. This is the kind of start that really could start the phones ringing. And if he brings back a good return, then I say do it.

    Of course, we all know the trust level we have in our ability to make a good trade … 😮

    • JohnnyTV

      I remain skeptical of the “trade!” contagion going on here.
      So far, one pitcher out of the Reds vaunted prospects, Ashcraft, has shown any consistency and durability and that is over a very short timespan.
      Greene, Lodolo, Overton?
      Nothing bankable about any of them as of yet.
      I would split my bet: trade Castillo and resign Mahle.
      Or the other way around.

      • Old-school

        Castillo isnt signing a bargain extension and will hit FA in 2024 and the Reds get nothing. If you want to keep him,,,be willing to fork over 6 years and 120 mil minimum and paying him in 2027/28 at $20 mil AAV. That what Berrios and Gausman got.

        I love Mahle but hes not signing an extension either. He will hit FA and the big markets will give him a Brinks truck and the Reds get nothing.

        No one is debating whether Castillo or Mahle are veteran pitchers who give you innings and durability and K’s and legit SP. It’s are you going to sign Castillo through his age 35 season and extend Mahle thru several FA seasons at a combined $200 million when the Reds dont have a roster to win this season or next?

  39. Kevin H

    Winker gave Anaheim fans the finger after all done and I assume angels announcer called it classless. To me what is classless is being hit by a pitch like he was. Winker did go after the angels dugout.

    • JohnnyTV

      I’d enjoy seeing him go after the Angels’ announcers.

      Charging a dugout, flipping off 30K people.

      Sure beats slapping some mook over a tiddly winks game.

  40. Old-school

    Someone more savvy than me on social media needs to confirm but C Trent posted links and that poor little girl who went to watch her fav Joey votto last year and he got kicked out of the game and left her bawling …apparently went to watch her favorite ex Reds Winker and Suarez today only for it to happen again….Winker ejected in a brawl and bawling again

    The pains of being a Reds fan.

    • JohnnyTV

      I’m glad she isn’t a Luis Cessa or Art Warren fan.

      Her parents would be in for some tough times.

  41. Bet on Red

    Think this is the end of the line for Mahle, thats alright though 7 more outs

    • JohnnyTV

      This game totally in reach for the Giants.

      • Kevin H

        I was gonna say ” oh stop” however you are right. Sad isn’t that we have seen this bullpen blow leads… no lead is safe until well game is over

  42. Roger Garrett

    Yes it is cause we just don’t have anybody left we can count on.

  43. Kevin H

    I wonder how many inherited runners have scored against Reds bullpen. I do know Greene would have at least 2 more wins, same for Mahle and Castillo

  44. AMDG

    Given that the Reds’ bullpen excels at allowing inherited runners to score, it’s perplexing the Reds opted to use the bullpen and allow Mahle’s runners to score.

    If the point is to increase his trade value before trading him, ballooning his ERA with an awful bullpen is not the way to accomplish that.

    • Kevin H

      Why didn’t cesa come back for 8th inning. Has he pitched multiple games lately?

      • Jim t

        When you have a 8 game losing streak the back end of your bull pen may need a little work. Plus Monday is a off day.

    • Jim t

      I don’t think those 2 runs are going to effect his trade value.

  45. JohnnyTV

    Do any of you micro betting folks here put money down on Reds’ relievers walking the first batter they face?

    Seems like something Vegas would have latched onto by now.

    Then again, who would be foolish enough to bet against it?

  46. Jim t

    Nice day for Senzel. Hope he can stay on the field.

    • Mark Moore

      So do I. The first major setback of his career was vertigo. Can’t fault him for that. This year was the COVID IL stint. Again, not on him. But I do believe he’s being a little more cautious out there, though he’s still making some good plays.

      I’m still a cautiously optimistic fan of Nick. I also like him better hitting lower in the order.

      • Roger Garrett

        Yeah if he can stay on the field and get the at bats we then can see.His speed is so refreshing on the base paths

  47. Bet on Red

    that would have been a but but but in cincinnati

    • Mark Moore

      Maybe … I do believe that part of the park is shorter than Cincy. But with the wind factor out there, who knows.

  48. Roger Garrett

    I think Joey has something left if ESPN is right.He got to 96 up in the zone for a double.

  49. Kevin H

    So was reading about the brawl. Sounds like alot of inside pitches throughout the series. Lastnight a pitch was thrown at or around Mike trout. He wasn’t happy. Then today a pitch was thrown over the head of Rodriguez of mariners. Then after Winker got hit. Well we see the end result.

    • Roger Garrett

      Umps got to gain control early on that kind of stuff.The longer it goes the worse it can get.Can let it go the whole series and expect it just go away.Umps have a tough job to get the calls right but these are grown men that do talk to the other team so its not like you don’t know its about to boil over.Umps hear whats being said

  50. Roger Garrett

    San hitting 93 on ESPN.Didn’t think he had that much.That plays along with his other stuff if he can locate down.

  51. Mark Moore

    What was Bell going on about? WLW feed isn’t saying anything. Why did he get tossed?

    • tseramid

      Balls and Strikes. Up 7 and just before his pitcher goes to the mound. Strike zone has been big all day, but relatively consistent.

      • Mark Moore

        Thanks. I know we want him to show a little passion, but I’m thinking that was NOT the time. Plus we’ve seen far worse strike zones this season. The really flexible, inconsistent ones.

    • Jim t

      Umpire hosed 2 of our hitters in top of 9 th in what looked like the umpire trying to get the game over rather then calling it fairly.

  52. AMDG

    Art Warren’s last 13 outings have a distinct pattern

    4 runs, 0 runs, 0 runs,
    1 run, 0 runs, 0 runs
    4 runs, 0 runs, 0 runs,
    1 run, …

    based on that, he should give up 0 runs today 😉

    • Mark Moore

      We can hope. Frankly, I’d just like to see him get 2 more outs.

  53. Mark Moore

    Adventures in fielding CF out there today, eh?

    • Jim t

      Umpire was trying to get the game over by expanding strike zone.

  54. Bet on Red

    Nice series… now starting a new 20 game win streak

  55. Mark Moore

    Yep. Winning is very much more funner.

    Oh, and it was our regular grilled chicken and peppers tonight, just in case anybody was wondering. Loads of leftovers for the week to come as well.

    • RedsMonk65

      Perhaps a “Grandpa, what’s for supper?” segment (cf. “Hee-Haw”) is warranted here?

  56. TR

    A big series win, all things considered.

  57. Mark Moore

    Love seeing Jim Day choose Nick for the post-game.

    Also love seeing Annie … but that’s for completely different reasons.