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.
Here are the lineups for this afternoon’s series finale:
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|
|Links: Tyler Mahle’s Stats | Anthony DeSclafani’s Stats
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.
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.
When and Where
- Game time: 4:05pm ET
- Where: Oracle Park
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- 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
Source: former #Reds OF Shogo Akiyama has agreed to a 3-year deal with the Hiroshima Carp
— C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) June 26, 2022