Will the Cincinnati Reds score more than one run today? We’ll find out if they can do something that they haven’t been able to yet in the series, losing 9-1 and 4-1 to the Atlanta Braves in the first two games of this series that wraps up this afternoon. The Reds will send Luis Castillo to the mound to try and stop a 10-game home losing streak. Atlanta will counter by sending Charlie Morton to toe the rubber. First pitch is set for 1:40pm.
Here are the lineups for this afternoon’s game:
|Ronald Acuna Jr. – RF||Max Schrock – 2B|
|Dansby Swanson – SS||Donovan Solano – 3B|
|Matt Olson – 1B||Tommy Pham – LF|
|Austin Riley – 3B||Joey Votto – 1B|
|Travis d’Arnaud – DH||Mike Moustakas – DH|
|Marcell Ozuna – LF||Albert Almora Jr. – RF|
|William Contreras – C||Nick Senzel – CF|
|Orlando Arcia – 2B||Matt Reynolds – SS|
|Michael Harris II – CF||Michael Papierski – C|
|Charlie Morton – SP||Luis Castillo – SP|
Jonathan India was a late scratch to the lineup. Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that it’s just a rest day….
|Links: Luis Castillo’s Stats | Charlie Morton’s Stats
Pitching at home this season has been a bit of a struggle for Luis Castillo. His ERA in Cincinnat in four starts is 5.14, while on the road in six starts it’s 2.25 ERA and the OPS against him in 132 points lower.
When it comes to the handedness of opposing hitters there are also some pretty decent sized splits. Castillo is dominating righties, holding them to a .539 OPS. Lefties aren’t exactly having a ton of success, but they are doing better than righties both in terms of getting on base and hitting for power.
The road has been unfrieldy to Charlie Morton this season. His ERA outside of Atlanta is 5.32 this year in eight starts and opponents are hitting .283/.375/.451 against him. His splits are big when it comes to handedness, too. Right-handed hitters aren’t doing much, posting a .652 OPS against him. Left-handed hitters, though, are finding plenty of success against him. They are hitting for a higher average, walking more, and hitting for significantly more power.
When and Where
- Game time: 1:40pm ET
- Where: Great American Ball Park
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv,
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 85°, partly cloudy, 0% chance of rain
News and Notes
Kyle Farmer’s hand is not broken
After being hit in the hand by a 100 MPH fastball on Saturday and exiting the game, Kyle Farmer got X-rays and they came back negative. He’s out of the lineup today, but there’s a little bit of good news here.