The Cincinnati Reds come back to Great American Ball Park tonight to open up an 11-game home stand that takes place over the next 10 days. Atlanta will be the first team to roll through town and the defending World Series champions will be sending left-handed starter Max Fried to the mound. Cincinnati will counter with a lefty of their own in Mike Minor. First pitch is set for 6:40pm ET and for those out of market the game will be available on MLB Network.
Here are the lineups for this evening’s contest:
|Ronald Acuna Jr. – DH||Jonathan India – 2B|
|Dansby Swanson – SS||Brandon Drury – DH|
|Matt Olson – 1B||Tommy Pham – LF|
|Austin Riley – 3B||Joey Votto – 1B|
|Travis d’Arnaud – C||Kyle Farmer – SS|
|Marcell Ozuna – LF||Donovan Solano – 3B|
|Adam Duvall – RF||Albert Almora Jr. – RF|
|Orlando Arcia – 2B||Nick Senzel – CF|
|Michael Harris II – CF||Michael Papierski – C|
|Max Fried – SP||Mike Minor – SP|
|Links: Mike Minor’s Stats | Max Fried’s Stats
It’s been a tough start to the year for Mike Minor after missing the first seven weeks of the season. He’s allowed 22 earned runs in 25.2 innings this season and given up 10 home runs in five starts. Both lefties and righties are crushing the ball against him, but lefties aren’t getting on base too often against him.
One of the best starters in the National League, Max Fried has been dominant this season. The lefty has been very good at home in Atlanta, but he’s been even better on the road where he’s posted a 2.48 ERA and held opponents to a .180/.205/.239 line on the season in five starts where he’s given up just one home run and walked just four batters. His splits against righties and lefties both show dominance, but he’s been better against lefties. That’s not a surprise for a lefty, of course, but he’s given up just two extra-base hits to left-handed hitters all season and walked just two of them.
When and Where
- Game time: 6:40pm ET
- Where: Great American Ball Park
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv, MLB Network (out of market)
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 88°, partly cloudy, 10% chance of rain
News and Notes
Justin Dunn to make another rehab start tonight
The right-hander is set to make his second rehab start tonight. His first start came in High-A with the Dayton Dragons on Sunday, but tonight he’ll take the mound for the Triple-A Louisville Bats in Toledo.
Scherzer and Lodolo return
Early this afternoon it was announced that Max Scherzer would return from the injured list on Tuesday to start against the Cincinnati Reds. Just after 4pm the Reds announced that Nick Lodolo would also be returning from the injured list to start on Tuesday.
Tyler Stephenson to begin rehab on Monday
Tyler Stephenson (broken thumb) says the current plan is to begin a rehab assignment Monday. Thumb feels good while hitting and throwing.
— Bobby Nightengale (@nightengalejr) July 1, 2022