After splitting the first two games of the series the winner of Sunday’s match up will take the 3-game series. Cincinnati will send Graham Ashcraft to the mound as goes for his 6th win for the Reds this season. Corbin Burnes will be taking the ball for the Milwaukee Brewers to try and pick up his 9th win of the year. First pitch is set for 2:10pm.
Here are the lineups for this afternoon’s contest:
|Jake Fraley – LF||Christian Yelich – LF|
|Donovan Solano – 2B||Willy Adames – SS|
|Mike Moustakas – 1B||Rowdy Tellez – 1B|
|Joey Votto – DH||Hunter Renfroe – RF|
|Kyle Farmer – 3B||Kolten Wong – 2B|
|Nick Senzel – CF||Keston Hiura – DH|
|Albert Almora Jr. – RF||Luis Urias – 3B|
|Jose Barrero – SS||Victor Caratini – C|
|Michael Papierski – C||Tyrone Taylor – CF|
|Graham Ashcraft – SP||Corbin Burnes – SP|
|Links: Graham Ashcraft’s Stats | Corbin Burnes’s Stats
Opposing managers should have the readily available splits data on Graham Ashcraft, but they certainly don’t seem to be paying any attention to it as they’ve tried sending as many lefties to the plate as they can against Ashcraft despite the fact that they haven’t been able to hit him at all this season. Right-handed hitters, though, are hitting like MVP caliber players against him this season so far.
One of the best pitchers in baseball, the reigning Cy Young Award winner has a 2.40 ERA over the last three seasons and is showing no signs of slowing down. As you would imagine with a pitcher who has the kinds of numbers that Corbin Burnes does, the splits tell a story where he dominates everyone. Right-handed hitters have shown some more power against him this season, but they are still slugging just .358 on the year when he’s on the mound.
When and Where
- Game time: 2:10pm ET
- Where: American Family Field
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: They play in a dome.
News and Notes
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— Bobby Nightengale (@nightengalejr) August 7, 2022
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— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) August 7, 2022