The Cincinnati Reds will look to even up their series against the New York Mets tonight as the two get together for the second game of the series. Cincinnati will send Mike Minor to the mound to face off against Carlos Carrasco. First pitch is set for 7:10pm. Update: The game will begin in a delay. First pitch is now scheduled for 8:00pm.
Here are the lineups for tonight’s contest:
New York Mets
|Jonathan India – 2B||Mark Canha – CF|
|Nick Senzel – CF||Starling Marte – RF|
|Kyle Farmer – 3B||Francisco Lindor – SS|
|Joey Votto – 1B||Pete Alonso – DH|
|Donovan Solano – DH||Darin Ruf – 1B|
|Aristides Aquino – RF||Jeff McNeil – LF|
|Jake Fraley – LF||Eduardo Escobar – 3B|
|Jose Barrero – SS||Luis Guillorme – 2B|
|Austin Romine – C||Tomas Nido – C|
|Mike Minor – SP||Carlos Carrasco – SP|
|Links: Mike Minor’s Stats | Carlos Carrasco’s Stats
Over the last month, Mike Minor has pitched better than he did over the first month of his season, but that’s more because of how poorly he pitched in that first month. His ERA is still over 5.00 in the last month.
The splits against Minor are drastic. Lefties don’t get much playing time against him and when they do, they don’t perform. But right-handed hitters are putting up MVP kind of numbers against him in the batters box – just absolutely crushing the baseball. He’s made 11 starts and in only one of them has he not allowed a home run. That game also came in New York, but it was against the Yankees on July 13th. Cincinnati has gone 1-10 in his starts this season with the lone victory coming against Arizona on June 13th.
It has been a heck of a run for Carlos Carrasco since the start of July. He’s made six starts and posted a 1.50 ERA while giving up just two home runs in 36.0 innings.
For the season he’s pitched better against left-handed hitters, holding them to a lower average and OPS. Lefties to hit for more power and they draw walks more frequently than righties do, they just don’t pick up as many hits.
When and Where
- Game time: 7:10pm ET
- Where: Citi Field
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 87°, scattered thunderstorms, 35% chance of rain
News and Notes
Mike Moustakas to the injured list
Just after 5pm the Reds announced that Alejo Lopez was being called up from Triple-A and Mike Moustakas was heading to the 10-day injured list with a calf strain that he suffered in last night’s game.