The Cincinnati Reds will look to bounce back after getting their butts handed to them last night in a 9-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves. Cincinnati will send Tyler Mahle to the mound as he looks to continue his turn around over the last six weeks. Atlanta will counter with Spencer Strider, who will be making his 7th start of the season after beginning the year in the bullpen. First pitch is set for 4:10pm.
Here are the lineups for this afternoon’s game:
|Ronald Acuna Jr. – RF||Jonathan India – 2B|
|Dansby Swanson – SS||Brandon Drury – 3B|
|Matt Olson – 1B||Tommy Pham – LF|
|Austin Riley – 3B||Joey Votto – DH|
|Marcell Ozuna – DH||Kyle Farmer – SS|
|William Contreras – C||Mike Moustakas – 1B|
|Adam Duvall – LF||Albert Almora Jr. – RF|
|Orlando Arcia – 2B||Nick Senzel – CF|
|Michael Harris II – CF||Michael Papierski – C|
|Spencer Strider – SP||Tyler Mahle – SP|
|Links: Tyler Mahle’s Stats | Spencer Strider’s Stats
Over the last month plus, spanning back six starts, Tyler Mahle has been outstanding. After a slow start to the year he’s posted a 2.45 ERA in his last 40.1 innings where he’s allowed just four home runs, walked nine, and struck out 47. Right-handed hitters are finding more singles, but walking significantly less than left-handed hitters against Mahle. Both groups are showing off similar power numbers.
The 23-year-old has split time between the rotation and the bullpen this season. Today will be his 7th start and his 18th appearance in 2022, but all of his starts have come since May 30th. As a starter he’s posted a 3.68 ERA in 29.1 innings with 11 walks and 42 strikeouts.
His splits this season show that he’s been outstanding against everyone, but that he’s really dominated lefties. Neither lefties or righties hit for average or power against him, but right-handed hitters have drawn walks at a high rate against him. That’s about the best thing you can say about hitters in any aspect against Strider in 2022.
When and Where
- Game time: 4:10pm ET
- Where: Great American Ball Park
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv,
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 85°, partly cloudy, 15% chance of rain
News and Notes
Justin Dunn and Tyler Naquin updates
Last night was outstanding for rehabbing Justin Dunn and Tyler Naquin. Dunn fired 3.0 perfect innings with four strikeouts for Triple-A Louisville. Naquin led off the game with a home run, singled later, and also walked three times as the two of them helped the Bats win in a rout. Video of both guys is available to watch here.