The Cincinnati Reds (29-54) continue their 11-game homestand tonight at 6:40 PM against the Tampa Bay Rays (45-37). The Rays enter play on Friday in second place in the AL East and hold the American League #1 wild card spot (there are 3 spots this year).
Tonight is one of the best pitching matchups you will ever see at Great American Ballpark. Luis Castillo will be making what is likely one of his final starts at GABP against the AL Cy Young front-runner in Shane McClanahan.
|1. Yandy Diaz (3B)
2. Wander Franco (SS)
3. Ji-Man Choi (1B)
4. Harold Ramirez (DH)
5. Randy Arozarena (LF)
6. Kevin Kiermaier (CF)
7. Isaac Paredes (2B)
8. Rene Pinto (C)
9. Josh Lowe (RF)
|1. Jonathan India (2B)
2. Brandon Drury (1B)
3. Tommy Pham (LF)
4. Kyle Farmer (SS)
5. Donovan Solano (DH)
6. Matt Reynolds (3B)
7. Nick Senzel (CF)
8. Albert Almora Jr. (RF)
9. Michael Papierski (C)
News and Notes
-Doug wrote about Alexis Diaz being activated today.
— Redleg Nation (@redlegnation) July 8, 2022
–Joey Votto hopes to return to the lineup this weekend.
Votto is taking batting practice and could be available off the bench tonight. pic.twitter.com/npmkPxZjSV
— Mark Sheldon (@m_sheldon) July 8, 2022
–Tyler Stephenson is in the lineup tonight for Louisville in what could be his final rehab game.
— Louisville RiverFrogs (@LouisvilleBats) July 8, 2022
Nine games against the Rays, Yankees and Cardinals to conclude the first half! It sounds like an easy 9 wins for the Redlegs to me! Go Reds!