After an improbable come-from-behind win last night the Cincinnati Reds will look to extend their winning streak to six games tonight as they take on the New York Yankees. Cincinnati will turn to lefty Mike Minor tonight to try and keep the winning ways going. The Yankees will hand the ball to Luis Severino to try and stop the big red winning machine. First pitch is set for 7:05pm ET.
Here are the lineups for this evening’s game:
New York Yankees
|Jonathan India – 2B||DJ LeMahieu – DH|
|Brandon Drury – 3B||Aaron Judge – CF|
|Tommy Pham – LF||Anthony Rizzo – 1B|
|Joey Votto – 1B||Giancarlo Stanton – RF|
|Tyler Stephenson – C||Gleyber Torres – 2B|
|Tyler Naquin – RF||Josh Donaldson – 3B|
|Kyle Farmer – SS||Isiah Kiner-Falefa – SS|
|Mike Moustakas – DH||Kyle Higashioka – C|
|Stuart Fairchild– CF||Joey Gallo – LF|
|Mike Minor – SP||Luis Severino – SP|
Stuart Fairchild took over for Nick Senzel in center field after Senzel was a late scratch from the lineup with back stiffness.
|Links: Mike Minor’s Stats | Luis Severino’s Stats
It’s been a tough season for Mike Minor. After missing the first two months the lefty has returned and has only had one start out of his seven that would qualify as being a good one. His ERA sits at 6.63 and he’s given up 12 home runs – at least one in every start he’s made.
Teams have limited the number of left-handed hitters they’ve put in lineups against Mike Minor this year. The ones that did get the chance to play haven’t hit much, but when they have hit it’s been with plenty of power. Right-handed hitters, though, have just absolutely crushed the ball against Minor this season – slugging .660 while also hitting .310.
Another outstanding pitcher on the Yankees roster, Luis Severino has a 3.11 ERA on the season and he’s pitched every bit as good as that number suggests. His splits are interesting – lefties and righties both struggle to hit for average or get on base against him. But left-handed hitters make tons more contact against him, and while that hasn’t resulted in many more hits finding their way into the box score, they are hitting for significantly more power than righties are against him.
When and Where
- Game time: 7:05pm ET
- Where: Yankee Stadium
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 84°, partly cloudy, 5% chance of rain
News and Notes
Aristides Aquino, Jake Fraley to begin rehab stints
Earlier today the Reds sent outfielders Aristides Aquino (calf strain) and Jake Fraley (knee inflammation and then toe injury) on rehab assignment with the Triple-A Louisville Bats. They’ll join the team in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Aquino is starting in right field tonight, while Fraley is getting the start as the Bats designated hitter.