The Cincinnati Reds will look to win the series this afternoon after taking two of the first three games from the Miami Marlins. Graham Ashcraft will take the mound for the Reds and he’ll face off against another pitcher that leans on a cutter a lot, Daniel Castano who takes the mound for the Marlins. First pitch is set for 12:35pm. The game will be available on MLB Network for those fans that are out of market.
Here are the lineups for this afternoon’s contest:
|Joey Wendle – 3B||Jonathan India – 2B|
|Jesus Aguilar – DH||Brandon Drury – 1B|
|JJ Bleday – CF||Tommy Pham – LF|
|Avisail Garcia – RF||Joey Votto – DH|
|Lewin Diaz – 1B||Donovan Solano – 3B|
|Miguel Rojas – SS||Matt Reynolds – SS|
|Bryan De La Cruz – LF||Nick Senzel – CF|
|Luke Williams – 2B||Tyler Naquin – RF|
|Jacob Stallings – C||Mark Kolozsvary – C|
|Daniel Castano – SP||Graham Ashcraft – SP|
|Links: Graham Ashcraft’s Stats | Daniel Castano’s Stats
Opposing managers haven’t been paying much attention to the splits for Graham Ashcraft, seemingly sending as many lefties as they can in there against him despite the fact that he’s absolutely dominated lefties this season. Right-handed hitters, though, have crushed him to the tune of a .361 average and a .546 slugging percentage.
We’re still in the small sample size territory for Daniel Castano this season, but left-handed hitters have found success against him, particularly when it comes to hitting for power. Right-handed hitters are sporting a good average as they make tons of contact against him, but they aren’t hitting for nearly the same kind of power as lefties are.
When and Where
- Game time: 12:35pm ET
- Where: Great American Ball Park
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv, MLB Network (Out of Market)
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 83°, cloudy, 5% chance of rain
News and Notes
There's been some speculation in the industry the Reds might choose to hang on to pitcher Luis Castillo, but talent evaluators say Thursday morning that CIN is proceeding as if it is full steam ahead in the process of trading the All-Star, widely viewed as best available starter.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 28, 2022