After both teams took a game in their final at-bat, the Cincinnati Reds and New York Yankees will close out their series tonight at Yankee Stadium. The Reds will turn to their ace, Luis Castillo, to try and help them take the series. New York will hand the ball to Nestor Cortes in a match up of All-Star starting pitchers. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm. The game is also the MLB.tv free game of the day (out of market only).
Here are the lineups for this evening’s game:
New York Yankees
|Jonathan India – 2B||DJ LeMahieu – 3B|
|Brandon Drury – 3B||Aaron Judge – CF|
|Tommy Pham – LF||Anthony Rizzo – 1B|
|Joey Votto – 1B||Giancarlo Stanton – DH|
|Tyler Stephenson – C||Matt Carpenter – RF|
|Kyle Farmer – SS||Gleyber Torres – 2B|
|Donovan Solano – DH||Joey Gallo – LF|
|Nick Senzel – CF||Jose Trevino – C|
|Stuart Fairchild – RF||Marwin Gonzalez – SS|
|Luis Castillo – SP||Nestor Cortes – SP|
|Links: Luis Castillo’s Stats | Nestor Cortes’ Stats
Pitching outside of Great American Ball Park has gone well for Luis Castillo this year. He’s made half of his starts on the road and his ERA in those games is 2.25 and he’s allowed just two home runs in those 36.0 innings.
When it comes to his splits against lefties and righties, both are good. Castillo has held right-handed hitters back at the plate a little better, giving up a bit less power, walking fewer, and striking out more. Still, left-handed hitters are hitting just .202 with a sub .300 on-base percentage and they are slugging just .339 against him.
Named to the 2022 All-Star team, Cortes has been outstanding this year. He’s been incredible while pitching at Yankee Stadium, though, where he has a 2.01 ERA in seven starts with a 0.92 ERA and he’s allowed just three home runs in 40.1 innings.
When it comes to handedness splits, the lefty rarely faces other lefties, but when he does they have done next to nothing against him as they’ve posted a .307 OPS this year in 50 opportunities. Right-handed hitters have done much better than that, but they still don’t do a lot. They do show some solid pop against him, but they don’t get many hits or walks.
When and Where
- Game time: 7:05pm ET
- Where: Yankee Stadium
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv (Free Game of the Day – Out of market)
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 83°, partly cloudy, 5% chance of rain
News and Notes
Mike Moustakas to the IL, Max Schrock called up
Prior to the game tonight Mike Moustakas was placed on the COVID injured list and the team called up Max Schrock from Triple-A Louisville.
Luis Castillo and the trade deadline
Richard Fitch took a look at the Luis Castillo situation as we approach the trade deadline and he lays out what he thinks should happen.
Hunter Greene vs Spencer Strider
Justin Choi took a look at what separates Spencer Strider from Hunter Greene over at Fangraphs today (it’s the mustache, but it’s also more than the mustache). It’s an interesting look at several potential reasons why Greene’s fastball gets hit a lot harder than Strider’s fastball does.