The final game before the All-Star break may not happen with thunderstorms set to roll through St. Louis all day long. But if the game does take place the Cincinnati Reds will look to avoid being swept. They’ll send Graham Ashcraft to the mound, while the Cardinals will counter with Steven Matz. First pitch is scheduled for 2:15pm ET. Update: The game has been postponed. It will be made up on September 17th as a part of a doubleheader
Here are the lineups for this afternoon’s game:
St. Louis Cardinals
|Jonathan India – 2B|
|Brandon Drury – 3B|
|Tommy Pham – LF|
|Joey Votto – 1B|
|Tyler Stephenson – C|
|Kyle Farmer – SS|
|Donovan Solano – DH|
|Nick Senzel – CF|
|Matt Reynolds – RF|
|Graham Ashcraft – SP||Steven Matz – SP|
As of 1:20pm ET the Cardinals still hadn’t released their lineup for the day. We’ll update this when they do.
|Links: Graham Ashcraft’s Stats | Steven Matz’s Stats
After a disastrous start to end June against the Cubs where he couldn’t make it out of the 3rd inning, Graham Ashcraft has pitched well the last two times out against the Mets and Yankees.
Two really poor starts have the ERA for Matz over 6.00, and he also missed five weeks from mid-May until late June before he returned for a minor league rehab stint. Today will be his first big league start since May 17th.
The lefty hasn’t faced many left-handed hitters this year, but when he has the hitters have gotten the best of that match up, hitting over .300 and showing a little bit of pop. Right-handed hitters aren’t getting on base a lot against him, but they are hitting for a solid .275 average and they are hitting for plenty of power, too.
When and Where
- Game time: 2:15pm ET
- Where: Busch Stadium
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 78°, thunderstorms, 90% chance of rain
News and Notes
The 2022 MLB Draft
The draft begins tonight with rounds 1 and 2. It will continue on Monday with rounds 3-10 and finish on Tuesday with rounds 11-20. We’ll have all of the coverage you want to see with as much information as we can get on all of the draft picks over the next 72 hours at RedsMinorLeagues.com. We’ve got a preview with a bunch of information, including mock draft results, right here to get you ready for tonight’s 1st and 2nd rounds.