Back-to-back series against the St. Louis Cardinals? Yep! The Cincinnati Reds will welcome their National League Central foes to Great American Ball Park tonight to kick off a 3-game weekend series coming out of the All-Star break. Neither team has played since they faced off on Saturday. First pitch is set for 6:40pm ET and it’s going to be a hot one. You can watch for free on MLB.tv if you are out of the Cincinnati market.
Here are the lineups for this evening’s game:
St. Louis Cardinals
|Tommy Edman – SS||Jonathan India – 2B|
|Tyler O’Neill – LF||Brandon Drury – 3B|
|Paul Goldschmidt – 1B||Tommy Pham – LF|
|Nolan Arenado – 3B||Joey Votto – 1B|
|Nolan Gorman – 3B||Tyler Stephenson – C|
|Dylan Carlson – CF||Kyle Farmer – SS|
|Brendan Donovan – 2B||Tyler Naquin – RF|
|Lars Nootbaar – RF||Donovan Solano – DH|
|Austin Romine – C||Nick Senzel – CF|
|Adam Wainwright – SP||Graham Ashcraft – SP|
|Links: Graham Ashcraft’s Stats | Adam Wainwright’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.
Cincinnati may have caught a little bit of a break here as Adam Wainwright is much worse on the road compared to pitching at home. Away from St. Louis his ERA is more than double what it is at home, with a 4.10 road ERA while allowing more home runs, walking more batters, and striking out significantly fewer batters.
When it comes to splits against hitters he’s got some reverse splits going on. Right-handed hitters hit for a better average, get on base more (but walk significantly less), and hit for way more power. Lefties walk twice as often, but they don’t find nearly as many hits and they don’t hit for any power, either.
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: 89°, sunny, 0% chance of rain
News and Notes
Reds sign more draft picks
Cincinnati announced the signing of four draft picks earlier today. Two players beyond those four have confirmed they signed, too. You can check out and keep up with all of the signings over at the Reds Minor League Draft Tracker page.
Reds sticking with a 6-man rotation for now
The Reds are sticking with a 6-man rotation, at least for now, David Bell said. Luis Castillo will start either Tuesday or Wednesday. If Wednesday, could be his last start as a Red
— C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) July 22, 2022