The Cincinnati Reds will host the Atlanta Braves this afternoon to wrap up their 3-game series at Great American Ball Park. The winner of the game will take the series after the two first place squads each took a game thus far. This afternoon’s first pitch is set for 1:40pm ET.
|Ronald Acuna Jr. – RF||TJ Friedl – CF|
|Ozzie Albies – 2B||Matt McLain – 2B|
|Austin Riley – 3B||Spencer Steer – 1B|
|Matt Olson – 1B||Elly De La Cruz – SS|
|Sean Murphy – C||Jake Fraley – RF|
|Marcell Ozuna – DH||Joey Votto – DH|
|Eddie Rosario – LF||Will Benson – LF|
|Orlando Arcia – SS||Tyler Stephenson – C|
|Michael Harris II – CF||Nick Senzel – 3B|
|Charlie Morton – RHP||Levi Stoudt – RHP|
|Links: Levi Stoudt’s Stats | Charlie Morton’s Stats
Getting called up for the third time this season, Levi Stoudt is hoping things go more like the last time than the first time. His last outing for the Reds came in Miami when he allowed one run in 3.0 innings. He missed nearly a month before returning to the Louisville rotation – but he’s made just two starts and hasn’t thrown 50 pitches in either game since his return.
The splits aren’t dramatic against Levi Stoudt. Both lefties and righties are hitting for a good average, walking a ton, not striking out much, and showing solid pop. He’s walked nearly as many hitters as he’s struck out this year and has done so against hitters from both sides of the plate.
Splits (AAA & MLB)
As steady as they come, Charlie Morton has been good throughout the entire season with just two poor starts out of 14 of them this season. The 39-year-old has a 3.71 ERA in 80.0 innings this season while striking out 93 batters.
The splits from Morton don’t show much of a difference when it comes to average. Lefties are drawing more walks and hitting for slightly more power than righties are, though. Lefties also strike out significantly more often. Not shown below are the home and road splits where Morton’s pitched much better on the road (2.79 ERA and an OPS nearly 160 lower than at home).
When and Where
- Game time: 1:40pm ET
- Where: Great American Ball Park
- Watch: Bally Sports Ohio, MLB.tv
- Listen: 700 WLW AM (Cincinnati area)
- Forecast: 77°, cloudy, 15% chance of rain
News and Notes
Randy Wynne called up, Silvino Bracho DFA’d
Literally one hour and five minutes before the scheduled first pitch the Reds announced that they had called up Randy Wynne from Triple-A Louisville and designated Silvino Bracho for assignment to clear a spot on the 40-man (and the 26-man) roster.
Ben Lively to get an MRI
Ben Lively will have an MRI in the next day or so to evaluate his pectoral muscle issue. Bell didn't sound nearly as optimistic about Lively's status as he did yesterday. Will know more after the MRI. #Reds
— Jeff Wallner (@JeffWallner) June 25, 2023
Derek Law begins rehab assignment
Right-handed reliever Derek Law is in Dayton today and is their starting pitcher as he begins a rehab assignment. He last pitched on May 16th for the Reds. In his 21.0 innings this season he had posted a 2.57 ERA before landing on the injured list.
|Playoff Odds via Fangraphs|