The Cincinnati Reds will look to build on their walk-off win last night as they try to win tonight and take the series from the New York Mets. Cincinnati will turn to Graham Ashcraft with the hopes that he can continue to pitch well at home. The Mets are going to send David Peterson to the mound to try and grab the series for themselves. First pitch is scheduled for 6:40pm.
Here are the lineups for tonight’s game:
New York Mets
|Brandon Nimmo – CF||Jonathan India – DH|
|Starling Marte – RF||Brandon Drury – 1B|
|Francisco Lindor – SS||Tommy Pham – LF|
|Pete Alonso – 1B||Kyle Farmer – SS|
|Jeff McNeil – LF||Donovan Solano – 3B|
|Dominic Smith – DH||Matt Reynolds – 2B|
|Eduardo Escobar – 3B||Nick Senzel – CF|
|Luis Guillorme – 2B||Albert Almora Jr. – RF|
|Tomas Nido – C||Michael Papierski – C|
|David Peterson – SP||Graham Ashcraft – SP|
|Links: Graham Ashcraft’s Stats | David Peterson’s Stats
Not shown below are the home and road splits for Graham Ashcraft. While we are talking about just four starts for each, his four starts at home have been significantly better. He’s held hitters to a .575 OPS and has a 2.59 ERA while pitching in Cincinnati this season. Ashcraft has dominated lefties this season, but right-handed hitters have had plenty of success against him, hitting over .300 and slugging .500.
A road warrior this season, Peterson has dominated away from New York. He’s held hitters to a .592 OPS and has a 2.17 ERA in his 29.0 innings on the road. The lefty doesn’t face many lefties, and he’s not scheduled to tonight, but they don’t pick up many hits against him but when they do get them they go far. Righties haven’t had a ton of success against him, posting just a .652 OPS against him on the year.
When and Where
- Game time: 6:40pm ET
- Where: Great American Ball Park
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 82°, isolated thunderstorms, 33% chance of rain
News and Notes
Tyler Mahle placed on the injured list
The Reds placed Tyler Mahle on the injured list earlier this afternoon with a right shoulder strain. The good news, if there is any here, is that he had an MRI and that things showed no serious issues and that he expects to return before the end of the month according to Mark Sheldon of Reds.com.
MRI showed no serious issue with Mabel’s shoulder, he said. He expects to be back shortly after the All-Star break.
— Mark Sheldon (@m_sheldon) July 6, 2022
Joey Votto’s dealing with back tightness
Votto has back tightness, Bell said. Said it’s something he’s had before and they’re being safe
— C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) July 6, 2022